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skipjack
10-14-2006, 21:49
Just finished Robin Sage (great experience and great cadre), and I graduate on Friday... Got assigned to 1st SFG (A), but I'm not sure whether I'm heading to Lewis or Oki yet. They said we should find out this week. Right now I'm just happy to be done. Alright I'm going to get some sleep.

-skipjack

NousDefionsDoc
10-14-2006, 21:55
Congratulations. You're not finished, you're just getting started...Good luck.

skipjack
10-14-2006, 22:03
NDD,

Thanks, and very true! Ok I'm tired, I'm really going this time!

-skipjack

Gypsy
10-14-2006, 22:24
Congrats skipjack! Thanks for stepping up.

Goggles Pizano
10-14-2006, 22:32
Congratulations skipjack!

Ambush Master
10-14-2006, 22:34
Congratulations!!!

Texian
10-14-2006, 23:28
Congratulations!

huntcg
10-15-2006, 00:36
Congratulations!!

gtcrispy
10-15-2006, 03:57
Congrats. Maybe I'll see you around.

Kyobanim
10-15-2006, 06:51
Congratulations!

NousDefionsDoc
10-15-2006, 07:19
Congrats. Maybe I'll see you around.
LOL

chilly68
10-15-2006, 07:28
Just finished Robin Sage (great experience and great cadre), and I graduate on Friday... Got assigned to 1st SFG (A), but I'm not sure whether I'm heading to Lewis or Oki yet. They said we should find out this week. Right now I'm just happy to be done. Alright I'm going to get some sleep.

-skipjack

Congrats; were you one of the 18Es at C&E on Saturday?

skipjack
10-15-2006, 08:35
chilly68,

PM inbound!

-skipjack

Surgicalcric
10-15-2006, 08:38
Congrats skipjack...

Crip

jasonglh
10-15-2006, 11:17
Congratulations!

JMI
10-15-2006, 11:24
Outstanding!

Congratulations, skipjack!!!

JMH85
10-15-2006, 13:46
Well Done. Congratulations.

Roguish Lawyer
10-15-2006, 13:48
Congrats!

MtnGoat
10-15-2006, 15:49
Congratulations. Like NDD said you're not finished, you're just getting started. If at best you learned 65% to 75% of your job during the SFQC.

Keep your head on during the last part (few months) after you Graduate on Friday. Good luck.

incommin
10-15-2006, 18:45
Congrats and best wishes.

Jim

x SF med
10-15-2006, 20:03
Skipjack-
Now the pedal really meets the metal- be prepared for a great ride. Eyes and ears - listen to your Sr, and don't piss off the Team Daddy. Congrats.

Five-O
10-15-2006, 20:18
Congrats and good luck. :lifter

skipjack
10-15-2006, 20:24
Thanks everyone! I can't wait to continue the journey and keep on learning as much as I can.

-skipjack

Warrior-Mentor
10-15-2006, 21:24
Bien Hecho.
Buena suerte.

lrd
10-15-2006, 21:44
Congratulations, skipjack!

Gene Econ
10-15-2006, 22:38
Congrats. Maybe I'll see you around.


gtcrispy:

So you are in the 1st at Lewis?

Thats great! How about volunteering to sponser Mr. Skipjack? Lewis is a peculiar place to say the least as I am sure you already know.

I can tell a war story or two about my 'sponsor', an officer who obviously didn't know what 'sponsor' meant.

Gene Econ

vsvo
10-16-2006, 11:02
Congratulations!

bte45
10-16-2006, 12:32
Congrats,

My friend is with the 1st Sf group.. he loves it and says you can see Mt. rainer from ft. lewis and its really nice.

well congrats again i heard its a nice plce to get stationed at.. but its always what you make it....

maybe ill see you there in about 1 1/2 years.....

best of luck,

x SF med
10-16-2006, 12:43
Congrats,

My friend is with the 1st Sf group.. he loves it and says you can see Mt. rainer from ft. lewis and its really nice.

well congrats again i heard its a nice plce to get stationed at.. but its always what you make it....

maybe ill see you there in about 1 1/2 years.....

best of luck,

bte45-
Read all the stickies, see my post under your introduction, re: Grammar, spelling and punctuation. This is my pet peeve (and a few other's pet peeve also).
If you are posting from a crackberry, learn how to use it so that your written text conforms to accepted standards.

dennisw
10-16-2006, 13:58
Congrats!

Team Sergeant
10-16-2006, 16:05
Congrats, now get back to work.

18C4V
10-16-2006, 16:14
Just finished Robin Sage (great experience and great cadre), and I graduate on Friday... Got assigned to 1st SFG (A), but I'm not sure whether I'm heading to Lewis or Oki yet. They said we should find out this week. Right now I'm just happy to be done. Alright I'm going to get some sleep.

-skipjack

Quick question. Where is your graduation at? I'm attending the SFQC graduation this friday. Is both at the same location? If so that would be great since I can kill two birds with one stone.

Razor
10-16-2006, 18:58
If so that would be great since I can kill two birds with one stone.

Skipjack, keep an eye out for an SF guy in the audience carrying rocks! :D

x SF med
10-16-2006, 20:09
Nah, 18C would use a wrist rocket (3/4 in surgical tubing variety) with #8 ball bearings, and he'd probably mount a scope on it too.:eek:

skipjack
10-17-2006, 12:57
18C4V,

Graduation on Friday is at the auditorium on the left hand side when your heading off Owen Dr. towards the Fayetteville Airport. I'm not sure of the name, but it's over there near the coliseum. I believe it starts at 1100, but I haven't seen a schedule yet. I could get some more details for you tomorrow if you would like.

-skipjack

The Reaper
10-17-2006, 13:19
18C4V,

Graduation on Friday is at the auditorium on the left hand side when your heading off Owen Dr. towards the Fayetteville Airport. I'm not sure of the name, but it's over there near the coliseum. I believe it starts at 1100, but I haven't seen a schedule yet. I could get some more details for you tomorrow if you would like.

-skipjack

Post it.

Anyone else graduting from the SFQC, post your dates and details as well.

TR

CoLawman
10-17-2006, 14:19
The information I have is that "Donning the Beret" Ceremony is at 1100 hrs. on Thursday at the Auditorium. On Friday graduation ceremonies will be at 1600 hrs at the same venue.

I believe this graduating class numbers between 250 and 300.

There has been no mention of a Regimental Dinner.

C-Ya There.

Jack Moroney (RIP)
10-17-2006, 14:28
Congratulations. I wish I was starting that journey again. Good luck and pay attention, you have just earned your right to step through the team room door. What happens after that is entirely up to you.

112thSOLCA
10-17-2006, 15:27
The information I have is that "Donning the Beret" Ceremony is at 1100 hrs. on Thursday at the Auditorium. On Friday graduation ceremonies will be at 1600 hrs at the same venue.


The information I have is slightly different.
I was told the Beret Ceremony is 1600 Thursday at Bull Simons Plaza. The Graduation is 1100 Friday at Cumberland County Auditorium.

Can someone give a definitive answer to this question?

Thanks -

Bill Harsey
10-17-2006, 17:21
Congratulations.

That's a nice country club they have up there.:D

skipjack
10-17-2006, 17:26
The information I have is slightly different.
I was told the Beret Ceremony is 1600 Thursday at Bull Simons Plaza. The Graduation is 1100 Friday at Cumberland County Auditorium.

Can someone give a definitive answer to this question?

After making some calls, this is what I was told as well. But I will find out tomorrow at formation as well!

-skipjack

The Reaper
10-17-2006, 19:18
After making some calls, this is what I was told as well. But I will find out tomorrow at formation as well!

-skipjack

I should certainly hope so.

Hate for you to miss graduation after all of this and have to start over.:D

TR

Matta mile
10-17-2006, 20:05
The journey now begins. I wish you the very best!
MM

skipjack
10-17-2006, 21:57
TR,

LOL, yeah that would be a real heart breaker (Candidate, you have failed to negotiate this obstacle, would you like to try again?)! Especially since I haven't ever missed or been late for a formation since I joined the Army! Those are the times and places we were told, but I just like reconfirming things more than once... especially the way they change around here!

-skipjack

gtcrispy
10-17-2006, 22:32
gtcrispy:

So you are in the 1st at Lewis?

Thats great! How about volunteering to sponser Mr. Skipjack? Lewis is a peculiar place to say the least as I am sure you already know.

I can tell a war story or two about my 'sponsor', an officer who obviously didn't know what 'sponsor' meant.

Gene Econ

Yes. Been here for about 3+ months now. I have no problem with sponsering him. I'm not aware of any formal way but I do know the COC asked us if we had recieved sponsers. It seemed no one had.

Skipjack, let me know when you are getting ready to arrive over here if you are coming to Lewis. I'll give you my number and such.

skipjack
10-18-2006, 20:08
I was told the Beret Ceremony is 1600 Thursday at Bull Simons Plaza. The Graduation is 1100 Friday at Cumberland County Auditorium.


This information is correct. They are asking any visitors to arrive at 1530 on Thursday and 1030 on Friday.

gtcripsy PM inbound.

-skipjack

Jgood
10-18-2006, 20:42
Congrats, Skipjack

The Reaper
10-19-2006, 18:49
Nice ceremony today.

I saw four Group Commanders I knew (1st, 7th, 19th, and Training Group), several BCs, a ton of CSMs, one crusty MW5, one of the SFA senior guys, and about 250 other cool guys.

Well done gents. Don't celebrate too much. When you do celebrate to excess, use a designated driver or call a cab. It will be worth it, trust me.

Good luck.

TR

Go For Broke
10-20-2006, 12:43
Congrats skipjack.

Hope you like rain, coffee, more rain, trees, and more coffee.

If you don't have one...I'd recommend a satellite radio or a lot of CD's if you are travelling the southern route to Lewis. Long stretches of static / Mexican radio stations between OKC and Barstow...

V/R,

skipjack
10-21-2006, 15:35
oh yeah, I have my Sirius Radio all set to go. I didn't have it when I PCSed from Lewis down here to the Q Course, but I wouldn't make that trip again without it!

-skipjack

The Old Guy
10-21-2006, 21:42
Congratulations, now you have a license to learn! Take advantage to learn everything that you can from everyone that you can. Time will run out and you will be the man on site.

The Old Guy

deanwells
10-23-2006, 00:10
Hey Congrats,
If you come out to OKI, stop by A co's dive tm and ask for Ian...I'll fill you in on everything you need to know. Also get up with your sponsor ASAP so he can start scheduling your appointments. Trust me, it's a real pain in the @$$ dealing with the support group here.

skipjack
10-26-2006, 20:34
deanwells,

Thanks for the invite, but it looks like I'll be heading to Lewis this time. You've got a couple guys coming out to OKI from our graduating class, though. I'd like to get out there eventually, but for right now I have a lot to learn! Thanks again!

-skipjack

MtnGoat
10-27-2006, 02:25
Trust me, it's a real pain in the @$$ dealing with the support group here.
Why is that, no matter which Group your in. Team guys will say that.

Hello, you are a service unit, SSA. Service, Support and Activities!! I think thats the new term.

NSDQ
10-27-2006, 04:38
Congratulations skipjack! Godspeed on your new journey.

NSDQ

optactical
10-27-2006, 10:53
Why is that, no matter which Group your in. Team guys will say that.

Hello, you are a service unit, SSA. Service, Support and Activities!! I think thats the new term.

The support group he is referring to is an Area Support Group, a regular Army unit, and dealing with them is a necessary formality and all about knowing the system.

Have fun in 1st Group, it's the best SFG(A) in Asia.