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Virginia Instructors Check-In
« on: March 08, 2011, 04:03:10 PM »
If you are a VA instructor or IIT, please check in here and let me know if you are willing to work events this year. I need to get a handle on who is active and who may be taking a Leave of Absence.

If you are not yet an instructor or IIT but are willing to join us either in that role or to help out administratively please identify yourself as well.


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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2011, 05:00:18 PM »
Mike, in a pinch, I might be able to help out.  I think some of the other members of the WV corps might be able to assist as well, should the need be there.  After all, you guys helped us quite a bit last year.  I'm sure many of us would be more than willing to return the favor.
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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2011, 08:44:18 PM »
Reporting for duty.

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011, 01:17:08 PM »
Lets roll
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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 01:42:42 PM »
I am planning on working a number of events this year.

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2011, 07:15:27 PM »
All I can do is a part or maybe all of a day and it depends on the day.  I'll try to come to the close ones.

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2011, 10:15:46 AM »
Still here.

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2011, 12:27:11 PM »
Excellent. Thanks guys!
"If a man does his best, what else is there?"  - General George S. Patton Jr

  ...We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
  For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
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"There's a great deal of talk about loyalty from the bottom to the top. Loyalty from the top down is even more necessary and is much less prevalent. One of the most frequently noted characteristics of great men who have remained great is loyalty to their subordinates."
- General George S. Patton, Jr

"Your body can't go where your mind hasn't been."
- Alex Arrieta 1995 NTI Winner

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2011, 01:44:04 PM »
I'm ready to go.
I'll try for one a month, probably missing one or two when the schedule conflicts with my darlin' wife.
Up the Republic

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2011, 02:10:54 PM »
If you find yourself in a bind, I'll be available....   BeSwift
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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2011, 11:36:15 PM »
Me too.

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2011, 07:47:47 AM »

I plan a few border raids whether you need/want me or not. ??? You have no choice in the matter.


 

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2011, 08:02:19 PM »
Still planning my Commissar commission?
There is a saying in Russia, a notion really--Texan Politeness:
If you know that everyone around you has a gun, and everyone around you knows that you have a gun, everyone is very polite to each other.

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.  --Thomas Jefferson

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2011, 08:28:39 PM »
Alex,


I just have to find the right badge/patch.
"If a man does his best, what else is there?"  - General George S. Patton Jr

  ...We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
  For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
  Shall be my brother...-Shakespeare, Henry V
 

"There's a great deal of talk about loyalty from the bottom to the top. Loyalty from the top down is even more necessary and is much less prevalent. One of the most frequently noted characteristics of great men who have remained great is loyalty to their subordinates."
- General George S. Patton, Jr

"Your body can't go where your mind hasn't been."
- Alex Arrieta 1995 NTI Winner

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2011, 12:48:26 PM »
How about a black star with an olive "Issac Davis" in the middle of it, for each sleeve.  Sort of a take on the Soviet Red star with the hammer and sickle. Some version of collar tab and hat band to go with it?  It should show up on a red hat and, knowing, Alex It should contrast Army ACUs as well.  Just saying.

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2011, 09:12:49 PM »
That sounds great. But it needs to be Off the Shelf rather than custom. Of course I could always have name badges made for him that say "Commissar"


"If a man does his best, what else is there?"  - General George S. Patton Jr

  ...We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
  For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
  Shall be my brother...-Shakespeare, Henry V
 

"There's a great deal of talk about loyalty from the bottom to the top. Loyalty from the top down is even more necessary and is much less prevalent. One of the most frequently noted characteristics of great men who have remained great is loyalty to their subordinates."
- General George S. Patton, Jr

"Your body can't go where your mind hasn't been."
- Alex Arrieta 1995 NTI Winner

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2011, 11:56:30 PM »
I sugest this:

There is a saying in Russia, a notion really--Texan Politeness:
If you know that everyone around you has a gun, and everyone around you knows that you have a gun, everyone is very polite to each other.

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.  --Thomas Jefferson

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2011, 12:06:53 AM »
Golden Compass?

"If a man does his best, what else is there?"  - General George S. Patton Jr

  ...We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
  For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
  Shall be my brother...-Shakespeare, Henry V
 

"There's a great deal of talk about loyalty from the bottom to the top. Loyalty from the top down is even more necessary and is much less prevalent. One of the most frequently noted characteristics of great men who have remained great is loyalty to their subordinates."
- General George S. Patton, Jr

"Your body can't go where your mind hasn't been."
- Alex Arrieta 1995 NTI Winner

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2011, 12:32:07 AM »
There is a saying in Russia, a notion really--Texan Politeness:
If you know that everyone around you has a gun, and everyone around you knows that you have a gun, everyone is very polite to each other.

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.  --Thomas Jefferson

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2011, 12:01:51 AM »
Custom work is possible.  I have access to specialists.  We really only need one Commissar so unique might be more valuable.
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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2011, 12:39:15 AM »
Anything from http://thepeoplescube.com/ would work.

Just so that we are on the same page, what Appleseed position do you refer to when you say Commissar?
There is a saying in Russia, a notion really--Texan Politeness:
If you know that everyone around you has a gun, and everyone around you knows that you have a gun, everyone is very polite to each other.

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.  --Thomas Jefferson

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2011, 08:55:29 AM »
Well, I can see the physical resemblance you have to "Red Square".  In your current employment, the mustache will have to be a "stick on".  Do you have a source for the hat?  It really makes the look.  I had imagined the usual Commissar activities: Keeping everyone on message, thinking right; long winded political lectures; and the occasional necessary political execution.  Why else would we need the position of Commissar? LOL
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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2011, 10:49:44 PM »
I had imagined the usual Commissar activities: Keeping everyone on message, thinking right; long winded political lectures; and the occasional necessary political execution.

That sounds more of a SC/RC position.  Lets start with the shoot boss first.
There is a saying in Russia, a notion really--Texan Politeness:
If you know that everyone around you has a gun, and everyone around you knows that you have a gun, everyone is very polite to each other.

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.  --Thomas Jefferson

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2011, 11:48:52 PM »
Shootboss is another position. We do have to get you started on that path. I'm really busy next week, but let's talk the week after.


I think that giving long winded political speeches really is an important part of the role of commissar. But so is shooting lightweight .44 Magnums, flare guns, and other interesting firearms.



Mike
"If a man does his best, what else is there?"  - General George S. Patton Jr

  ...We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
  For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
  Shall be my brother...-Shakespeare, Henry V
 

"There's a great deal of talk about loyalty from the bottom to the top. Loyalty from the top down is even more necessary and is much less prevalent. One of the most frequently noted characteristics of great men who have remained great is loyalty to their subordinates."
- General George S. Patton, Jr

"Your body can't go where your mind hasn't been."
- Alex Arrieta 1995 NTI Winner

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2011, 09:55:29 AM »
Even though I am not an IIT (yet)  I am more than willing to help out!

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2012, 12:51:34 PM »
Hi, all.

Thought I'd posted this already, but I don't see it now. Apologies if it's a repeat.

I'm an IIT1 moving from San Francisco to NoVA in mid-Feb and I'd like to stay involved. Hoping to help out once the wife and I are settled in in March. I made Rifleman last year in Myakka, FL and took the Orange Hat in Sacramento this past fall. Looking forward to meeting my fellow AppleSeeders in VA and getting rid of these silly bullet-buttons!
 
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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2012, 10:43:41 PM »
Welcome to the Old Dominion!  If history is a guide, we won't have any events until after you are settled.   Keep  an eye on the Virginia page for details once the local clubs tell us when we can get on their schedules.  Remember that Maryland and DC are very gun unfriendly so plan on staying on the Virginia side of the border.  If you survived California, they may not be too much worse.

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2012, 06:18:59 PM »
Hi, all.  Although more guilty of border-raiding into Maryland, still willing to help out in Commonweath...
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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2012, 09:30:52 PM »
Anytime our shoots are on non-Annapolis weekends, come on down.  We have a good time down here and you won't have to question yourself on what you can carry, like you must when crossing the Potomac into the PRM.

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Re: Virginia Instructors Check-In
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2013, 05:50:06 PM »
I'm an IIT, and will be going to the shoot on Saturday at Montpelier. 

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