Wednesday, July 8, 2015

FINAL NOTICE (18 September) : 8th NC PATCON September 30 - October 5th 2015

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Event will follow schedule of PATCONS before and will be updated as events/speakers/classes/sponsors/raffle items are added. (See below)


7th NC PATCON May 6th - 11th 2015

 

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Southern Manners Are Expected From all.  As my mother would say, if you can't say anything nice about someone, don't say anything at all.  Thank you. :)

 Under 7, free
 
7-12, $14

13 and up, $25

Includes world famous East Carolina *Pig Pickin' on Saturday! 

*Pulled pork, Southern fried chicken, black eyed peas, string beans, slaw, hush puppies, tea, water and banana pudding.

If you are planning to attend the October PATCON,  please remit your fees ASAP, but NLT 18 September.  Please send check to Cape Carteret address below.  I do not deposit checks until the week before and I would appreciate all remit funds now.  Thank you.

Brock Townsend
319 Holly Lane
Cape Carteret, NC 28584


The funds will be used for seating, tables, porta potties, Eastern North Carolina Barbecue with all the trimmings, equipment and tent. We would like to encourage company sponsors to donate money for this event. Any company donating $50 or more will be listed as a sponsor on the website and at the PATCON.

 Camping available Wednesday - Sunday.

No animals, please, as my Peacock is more than sufficient to annoy all but us.:)

The PATCON will be held at
*94 Roberson School Rd
Tarboro, NC 27886 

*Use the front entrance for those camping. As you cross the second set of cattle guards, camp to the right in the area with fruit trees alongside the fence and a fire pit in the middle.  For those not camping,  come in the side entrance by the graveyard and parking will be in the area of the two tobacco barns.

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 Friday's Schedule

 Ronnie and Kelly Coleman: Raising meat rabbits 4:00 to 5:00

Downeast Hillbilly on Honey Bees: Their continuing decline, fundamentals of and alternative methods of keeping 5:00 to 6:00

 

Peter White: BDOC Exercise: Training exercise featuring a simple Base Defense Operations Center in a WROL scenario. Attendees will see how BDOC personnel, practices, and technology are essential in conducting successful operations by your neighborhood protection team. 6:00 to 7:00

 

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 Saturday's Schedule

Meet and Greet Until 11:00

 Michael Downing: Welcome and Introduction 11:00 to 11:15

Ron Newman: Neighborhood protection teams 11:15 to 12:00

 

Cousin John Blessing 12:00   

Pig Pickin': 12:00 to 1:00
 
John Ainsworth State Constitution 1:00 to 2:00

KrisAnne Hall: The Constitution as it exists today 2:00 to 3:00 


Publius Huldah: Original Constitutional Constraints 3:00 to 4:00 

  

John Ainsworth, KrisAnne Hall and Publius Huldah: Constitutional Roundtable 
4:00 to 5:00
 
Raffle: 5:00 to 5:30
 
Moderator Peter White: Roundtable of questions 5:30 to 6:00


Peter White: BDOC Exercise: Training exercise featuring a simple Base Defense Operations Center in a WROL scenario. Attendees will see how BDOC personnel, practices, and technology are essential in conducting successful operations by your neighborhood protection team. 6:00 to 7:00


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 Winner can have the NC PATCON Logo as above (CADD Graphics) engraved on the condition that the rifle will not be sold.


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 MTAC™ Riflescope 1-4x24mm | Burris Optics

 223A
 1,000 rounds of  Bronze 223A | PMC Ammunition

Above donated by NC PATCON

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  Kershaw assisted opener pocketknife, Ken Onion design, Daniel Defense signature knife

Donated by Lo Kee Mechanical, LLC

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MOSSBERG 500 PERSUADER 12 GAUGE

MOSSBERG 500 PERSUADER 12 GAUGE
Above two generously donated yet once again by

 Michael Downing

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12 PATCON key chains


NC PATCON FALL 2015 .45

Donated by Bill Horvat of Bill's Custom Wood Products

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Uniden Home Patrol II Scanner/Monitor

Donated by  Peter White

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Bushmaster 90289 XM-15 30+1 223REM/5.56NATO 16" A2 TRPE - See more at: http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_60/products_id/13230#sthash.QWphPFTd.dpuf
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102 comments:

  1. Safetalker will be there. Need to win another prize. See new people, relax

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    1. I still think he should be banned from winning anymore major prizes.................:)

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    2. Well Safetalker, I guess you, me, and Kelly gonna be put in the beanfield for winning too much. I'll try to make up for it by donating something nice. See ya soon...

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  2. got a fee figured out yet?

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  3. Anyone from the Upstate SC area attending? Looking for solid people.

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    1. Possible attendee here - Clemson area . Confidential contact info ?

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  4. I am planning to finally make it to the 8th NC Patcon. Driving from Arkansas. Is there anybody else coming that way that would like a ride and share expenses? If so, you can contact me at jehiel@unseen.is. Also how many days is the conference and when more info will be made available? Thanks and keep up the good fight.........

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    1. how many days is the conference and when more info will be made available?

      Similar to the schedule below and with the two month notice coming up, we should be able to post more in the near future. Thanks.
      http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2015/02/3-month-notice-7th-nc-patcon-may-6th.html

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    2. Thanks, looking forward to be with some patriots with Liberty in mind......

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  5. Looking forward to this Constitutional PATCON.

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  6. Schedule, speakers and raffle prizes updated above. More to come.

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  7. Hello Mr. Brock, Kelly and I had a wonderful time this spring, looking forward to October. We would be able to give a presentation on raising meat rabbits including humane dispatch & cleaning, Of course that would be followed by recipes and a hot grill. If there is time and interest, let me know.

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    1. Oh, I am certain all would enjoy. Just tell me how much time you would like and what to post. You can do it here or by email whichever you wish and thanks. I haven't had squirrel forever. :)

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    2. I am looking forward to some rabbit.

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    3. Have been reading with interest raising rock cornish hens for humane dispatch and cleaning but, not egg production. Any knowledge on this topic? Care to share at Patcon?

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    5. Thanks for jogging my mind as we are supposed to have a speaker on the same regarding rabbits, but I haven't received the input yet. Maybe he or someone can delve into this at the PATCON. I'm also missing info from two+? other speakers, so y'all please send it in. Additionally, there are some raffle prizes yet to be posted. Thanks.

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  8. Received sponsorship from CADD Graphics as well as PATCON fees from David and Lucy De Gerolamo. Updated above as well as comment on PATCON's raffle rifle.

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    1. Brock, having trouble with your email. Would you email me at Leatherneck7476@protonmail.com

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  9. Hey Brock,
    Can we send cash or money-order for registration? Also is the Wed, Thursday "free" days just to get there. Looks like Friday and Saturday are the important days. My wife and I are looking forward to participate. Will be our "first" one out side of our close friends in Arkansas.

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    1. Great! Cask or check is fine and I won't deposit checks until Monday September 28th. Dixie and I will be there from Tuesday until Monday, so you are free to come for all the nights if you like. Thanks.

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    2. You're taking casks? I WANT A CASK! I'll trade fiat paper for a cask! BTW - don't buy the "gleefully submissive act" - she's ANYTHING BUT!

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    3. You're taking casks? I WANT A CASK!

      :) ! I will certainly accept it instead of cash, but whatever it is, it must be expensive..........! :)

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  10. Received PATCON funds from Ron Newman AKA Safetalker. Thanks and check your email.

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  11. Looking forward to another great get-together, Brock!
    Thanks for making this event excellent, every time!
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    LT

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  12. Brock,
    Sent registration fee to you last Saturday. Looks like I used the wrong postage amount. Used a 41 cent stamp, found out it should have been a 49 cent stamp. Sorry....kind of stupid on my part. You might keep a look out for the letter..............

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    1. I'll stock up on beer as soon as I receive it.......:) Thanks.

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  13. Received PATCON funds from Harold and Gwen Sadler. Thank you and y'all, the deadline is approaching.

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  14. Received PATCON funds from Shane and Kimberly Bean. Thanks.

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  15. Raffle items and Friday's schedule updated with more to come.

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    1. Raffle item added above. 16 days left until deadline. Thanks.

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  16. Brock,
    I will be there. Pete and I intend to do some table top exercises focusing on mission planning and logistics. He will provide the details.


    Grenadier1

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    1. I'm waiting for his reply regarding whether he wants to do it at 5 on Friday or doing his round-table on Saturday. Thanks.

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    2. We are planning on doing something on Friday evening and Saturday evening as well. I still need to send you my check this week. Sorry about forgetting it but I will get it to you.

      Grenadier1

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    3. We are planning on doing something on Friday evening and Saturday evening as well

      Is this what I have already posted? If not, I need to know now. Thanks.

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    4. Yes the BDOC exercise is it.

      G1

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    5. Brock, Mailed the check yesterday. Should get to you before Wednesday. Again my apologies for being so late.

      G1

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    6. I deposit all checks tomorrow and leave here Tuesday at 1PM, so unless it comes before that, I will not be here.

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  17. Received PATCON funds from Mark Roote plus Michael and Ethel Downing. Thanks.

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  18. Received funds from Donald Bradshaw and I thank you. 13 days until the deadline.

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  19. Thanking about coming in on Greyhound bus to Rocky Mount. Any commercial transportation between Rocky Mount and Tarboro?

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    1. Where are you coming from, please?

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    2. Right after I wrote you about coming on bus fro Little Rock, AR, our AC went out. Looks like my first priorty will be to the family and I will have to me the Recon. Just use the money I registered under Harold and Gwen Sadler as money to help out the Recon. I was thinking, it would be really nice if the topics could be recorded for people that could not attend. I would pay for that in a heartbeat.
      Obviously, you are so far away and the travel expense is quite a bit for me. Would be nice if there were ones in the OK, AR, MO, LS and TN areas. If there are, the information is lacking. Thinking about putting a regional paper/ezine like the 'The Appalachian Messenger' together so we won"t be in the dark and hopefully band together for what is about to happen......

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    3. That's too bad and I see it is $218 for one person without any discounts that you may qualify for, but if you can't, you can't unfortunately. We might be able to pick you up in Rocky Mount, so the bus would be your only expense other than food, so if something changes, please let me know. David usually records the speeches and many are posted here. Since David will read this, he might be able to come up with something more expansive than he publishes now.

      The best of luck,

      Brock

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    4. I try to record all speeches that the speakers allow. I have ordered an external mic with a wind sock to eliminate background noise.

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    5. Thanks, I would love to get the recordings. Please let me know how much and where to order?

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    6. David normally posts them online. Thanks.

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  20. Sending today...
    JonD

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  21. Received funds from Mr. and Mrs. Coleman. Thank you.

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  22. Classes added on Friday and Saturday plus an additional raffle item above. 8 days until deadline.

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  23. Received funds from Doug and Ruth Bronnenberg plus their sponsorship of Assembly and Design which will be posted above. Thank you.

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    1. Additional item added above for raffle. One week notice being posted tonight.

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  24. Received funds from Donny and Jessica Hult and I thank you.

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  25. Received funds from Claudia and Anthony Barley. Thanks.

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  26. ... and daughter; but she'll get over it.

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    1. Fixed. :)

      Received funds from Milo Townsend, Jon DeLong, Robert/Tammy Kerns and daughter. Thank you.

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  27. sending in funds for two from Halifax county.

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    1. Thank you. My mother was born in Littleton and lived across the street from the high school. I have a picture of her standing on her head with the high school in the back ground. :)

      Excluding the first 3 pictures, the rest all concern Littleton.

      http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-black-north-carolina-kinfolk.html
      In 1914, John Pelopidus Leach died, and the monument below was erected to him in Littleton. It depicts two hands shaking, one black and one white, with the inscription, "This Is What He Meant, All Men Up Erected By His Colored Friends." Private/Captain/Colonel/Judge Leach donated the land for the Enon Baptist Church in Littleton, and was generous to the poor and needy throughout his life.

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  28. Hi Brock,

    Our check is going out in the mail tomorrow (9/16) for Cliff & Sara Muncy. Looking forward to seeing everyone this year.

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  29. Received PATCON funds from Cousin John Pippin and Clark Howell. Thanks.

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  30. Additional raffle item added above and two days until deadline. Thanks.

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  31. sending in funds for one more from Halifax Co.
    Thank you.

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  32. Received funds from Chan Moore and Ronnie Allsbrook and I thank you.

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  33. Additional raffle item added above and thank you.

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  34. Brock,
    Funds on the way for Ethan and myself, +1. Planning on seeing y'all on Thursday

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    1. Thanks and look forward to seeing y'all again.

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  35. Last week's PATCON fee submissions (On leave helping Mosby........)

    Timothy Bodley, Eric and Ethan Albright with guest, J. C. Henderson and son, John and Jill Ainsworth, Cliff and Sara Muncy, Jeff George and child, Diversified Contractor plus Tom Baugh with friend and sponsor posted above. Thank you.

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  36. Tom Baugh should bring some copies of his book in case people want to save on shipping ...

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    1. Thanks and he's subscribed to this, so should see your recommendation.

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  37. Received funds from Tom Green for Saturday's "haute cuisine" and a generous contribution to the "Brock Townsend Benevolent Fund" AKA The Dixieland Salvation Fund courtesy of The Alamance County Rangers. :) He is also sending some items for the "show and tell" raffle. Thanks.

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  38. Firewood is needed for the nightly campfire.

    Fri
    Oct 2
    A thick cloud cover 69°Lo 56°

    Sat
    Oct 3
    Continued cloudy 71°Lo 56°

    Sun
    Oct 4
    Partly sunny 73°Lo 53°

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  39. Looking like we're going to need water wings this weekend.

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    1. I guess that's what I get by mentioning it had never rained at the PATCONS, Dixie's birthdays or family reunions. :) Of course things may change, but I'm wondering would the campers be interested in ordering another tent so they could camp under it. Might be better than in the open and of course you could come inside and sleep on the floor, but not very practical.

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    2. We'll just have to wait and see and deal with it

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  40. Yes, we can pray for the best and I can always call for a delivery later if necessary.

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  41. Info:

    A 15X15 tent can be had for $100 if campers might be interested. Could have it set up Wednesday or Thursday and taken down next Monday.

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  42. Looks like rain from latest forecast. I'll try to bring down one of those beach shelter/pop-up tents if I can find it. What else? Never been to one of these, right now am planning like a camping trip for a couple days (food/water/shelter/etc).

    Thanks!
    Jon D

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    1. Whatever you need for camping and all are welcome to come anytime. Thanks.

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  43. The current forecast looks like it will be nowhere near Dixeland on Saturday

    http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2015/09/patcon-weather-forcast.html

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  44. Even though, we had between 8 and 10 inches total of rain (guesstimation), We didn't float or wash away. But it'll take a couple of days of sun to dry out everything.
    On behalf of the Alamance County Rangers, I would to extend our deepest gratitude to Brock and Dixie for their gracious hospitality as always. We finally got 1 night by the fire...lol I would also like to thank Peter, Josh, Tony, Michael and all the others for making this PatCon a informative one. Looking forward to the spring PatCon.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Sir and the campfire was a pleasure as always. Thank you and Ethan for stacking your firewood/leaving it here in preparation for the spring. By the way, do you know where the long metal instruments we used for marshmallow went?

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  45. Brock, I regret that I had to leave before you got moving this morning, but I got a phone call telling me that there were several roads between the Patcon and my house that were closed due to flooding. I decided to head out early in case I had any trouble. As it turns out, I took the back roads and didn't hit any water over the roads until I got about 5 miles from home, made it back with no real trouble (just a wrong turn or two).
    As to the Patcon itself... Thanks to you and Dixie for hosting an excellent event. This was my first NC Patcon, and I'll be back for more. The speakers and classes were excellent, so my thanks go out to those presenters as well. I wish I had better luck in the raffle, but I guess there's always next time.
    A brief AAR on the sand table exercise:
    - Overall it was an excellent exercise. That was something that I haven't been a part of in a very long time (admittedly, my previous roles were only as radio operator/log writer and table "sculptor")
    - I liked the scenario and the unexpected surprise in the middle.
    - It was a very good first attempt (especially for the team that had never worked together before)
    - The only real negatives I experienced were all issues to be expected from an inexperienced team:
    * Need to work on radio/communication procedures (using proper call signs; keeping radio silence; ie. don't call the recon team, wait for them to call you so that you don't accidentally jeopardize their position)
    * need to establish code names/words prior to sending the recon team out (recon was asked about "location 3", but had no prior confirmation of where location 3 was)

    That's really all I have to say on it for now. Thanks again for hosting an excellent event. You have a great location there, and I wish I had more time to get into the history of it. Now it's time to go nail down a tarp over the new leak in my roof.

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    1. made it back with no real trouble (just a wrong turn or two).

      You'd have to leave late to see me in the morning and I'm glad you made it safely back. :)

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      Now it's time to go nail down a tarp over the new leak in my roof.

      :) See you in the spring and I appreciate your comments. Thanks.

      http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2015/10/aar-sand-table-exercise-8th-nc-patcon.html

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  46. The last time I saw them they were on the side of the fire next to the apple trees

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    1. Yes, I was just out there stoking the fire and saw them. Pull up your chair!

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