MIL Teh Barracks Summer Contest! :eek3: --- v.WINNARS!!

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  1. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Okay, Ladies and Gentlemen...and grunts and jarheads, too:

    There will be two contests. You can enter one, or both. All submissions to each contest must be made in this thread. Also - let us know which contest you are submitting your entry for (since both contest entries can contain pics).


    Contest # 1: Military Penny Pics
    • Must be an original pic, complete with an original (not digitally added) penny (or appropriate local currency substitute).
    • Must be miliitary-oriented.
    • Must be legal (not against any civilian laws or military rules).
    • Must be accompanied by a description, including date/time taken, circumstances surrounding the picture, effort made in getting the picture taken, etc, etc, etc. (Details count)
    • Weight will be given to the most inventive, difficult, and/or original pictures submitted.
    • Contest is open to any member of OT that is allowed to post in Teh Barracks sub-forum.
    • Contest ends at midnight on July 31st. (EASTERN US TIME ZONE)
    • All entries must be from members of OT in good standing for the duration of the contest. If you are banned for any reason other than self-ban, you are disqualified from entering/winning.
    • Forum Mods reserve the right to amend/revise these rules as needed.
    Contest # 2: Military Story
    • Must be an original story.
    • Must be factual in nature, however some poetic license is assumed.
    • Must be military-oriented.
    • Must not depict an illegal act or describe an event that could be used in a court or board to punish the writer or subject of the story.
    • Pictures can/should be included, if desired to add insight/weight/details/color to the story.
    • Contest is open to any member of OT that is allowed to post in Teh Barracks sub-forum.
    • Contest ends at midnight on July 31st. (EASTERN US TIME ZONE)
    • All entries must be from members of OT in good standing for the duration of the contest. If you are banned for any reason other than self-ban, you are disqualified from entering/winning.
    • Forum Mods reserve the right to amend/revise these rules as needed.
    Prize list
    1. $50 by PayPal to each 1st Place winner of Contest #1 and Contest #2. If desired, the $50 can be donated to the charity of the 1st Place winner's choice.
    2. $25 by PayPal to each 2nd Place winner of Contest #1 and Contest #2. If desired, the $25 can be donated to the charity of the 2nd Place winner's choice.
    3. One-Month OT Subscriptions to the 3rd Place winners of Contest #1 and Contest #2. If desired, the subs can be given to any OT member of the 3rd Place winner's choice.
    Edits for clarification:
    1. You can enter both contests.
    2. You can have as many entries in each contest as you like.
    3. Clarified the time zone for when the contest ends.
     
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  2. bigfodee

    bigfodee Active Member

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    hmm i think i can take that story one :hs:
     
  3. mrmephistopheles

    mrmephistopheles Not right... in the head.

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    All I have is shit about being a garrison MP. I'll slap together a story if someone wants me to, but it'll either be about a dude with tits, or a meth junkie I nearly shot. If anyone wants me to write one, PM me.
     
  4. C5Load

    C5Load OT Resident UCLA fanatic

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    i've got one from this weekend about a tech sgt., mai tais, him falling asleep at the bar, and paramedics :naughty:
     
  5. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Okay boys and girls - you have only a few days left! I got money burnin' a hole in my pocket! :wavey:
     
  6. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    do i just post my story right here in this thread?
     
  7. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Yup. Post it when you're ready. You can wait as long as you want, but any entries posted after the deadline will be deleted.
     
  8. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    It was a moonless spring night at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia and Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment was tasked with infiltrating and assaulting a mock urban town. The plan for our platoon (3rd platoon) was for 1st squad and the heavy weapons squad to flank to the right and provide distraction and covering fire while 2nd and 3rd squads and their support elements came in from the other side. 1st squad is the squad i am in and we moved into position as the m240s were placed by the weapons squad. we were set and got the thumbs up from the weapons teams. we gave signal back and the 240s let loose. after firing at the objectives for a little while we gave them the signal to shift fire so the other squads could move in on the building. after they shifted fire we were supposed to shoot a star cluster flare (or watever that thing is called, i forget) so the other platoon would know that fire was shifted and they could move in. well the guy with the flare was an idiot and he couldnt get it to go off. we got in close to him to see what problem was and he started pounding it on his thigh and suddenly it went off. it didnt go up in the air like it was supposed to becuase the idiot was aiming to the side. it came right towards me. it happened so fast, i froze and it flew right over my shoulder and grazed my kevlar. that pissed me off and i proceeded to drop the idiot who shot the flare. the rest of the squad got in to break it up. meanwhile the flare had flown into some thick brush and started a fire. the supervising officers yelled "index!" (which means the training is over and to regroup) so we stopped fighting and proceeded back to the rally point previously set. we then saw the fire and all of us rushed to put it out. thankfully we put it out and no one was injured (except for some bushes/trees, it got pretty big). anyways the officers were kind of pissed but overall it was a good laugh and we proceeded to do it over and did it perfectly the next time. the idiot who shot the flare at me is no longer allowed to use flares ever again, thankfully. anyways this is just a little funny story i thought i would post. everything in this post is 100% true, hope you enjoyed it.

    sorry for shitty grammar i am lazy

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    :bigthumb: Winnar! :bigthumb:

    Tied for 2nd Place! $25 will be sent to you by PayPal as soon as you PM me an address to send it to. If desired, the $25 can be donated to the charity of your choice.

    Congratulations, DaRkPhAnToM!
     
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  9. mrmephistopheles

    mrmephistopheles Not right... in the head.

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    Endex*
    As in End Exercise.

    :big grin:

    I'll be posting my story in a little bit.
    Would a to a .doc be alright, or should I just paste it here?
     
  10. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    fuck yup my bad, sounds like index and i typed that up fast and wasnt paying attention
     
  11. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I'd prefer it be pasted here.

    Any unawarded prizes go back into the prize fund for next time. :fawk:
     
  12. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    i could post a story about a 22 minute friendly firefight with 10th Mountain Division in Afghan, but i dont thinks its appropiate :mamoru:
     
  13. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    The Contest is closed. The judges (me) will be methodically going over each entry and will announce their (my) findings later on this week.
     
  14. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    We got WINNERS! We got MONEY! We got a one-month OT SUB! :eek3d:

    PM me your PayPal details, winners - this money is burning a hole in my pocket! :hsd:


    There were no entries for the Penny Pic contest. :redxd:
    The Penny Pic prize $$ will be set aside for the next contest.


    The Military Story contest had some good entries, but one entry very clearly outshined them all. Congratulations to Inforpics for winning the first Military Story contest in Teh Barracks brief but eventful history - and thank you for the story! :wavey:


    teh Thread Lock is now removed to allow for congratulations, back-slapping, aw-shucks, and bitches/moans/complaints. :fawk:
     
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  15. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    dazed42 requested that his winnings be combined for an OT sub. His one-year sub will take effect as soon as Fazle is able to get to it. (I PayPal'd it in a few minutes ago) :wiggle:
     
  16. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Done. And thank you. :)

    Click to see donation confirmation (minus my personal info).
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  18. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    thanks :bigthumb:
     
  19. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    You could have made $50 with a single penny pic of any military situation at all. :wiggle:
     
  20. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    :eek3:

    :uh:
     
  21. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Inforpics just PM'd me a shopping list she wants her prize $ to go towards. I'll post when I finish (probably sometime tonight). :wiggle:

    ugh... I thought my divorce would protect me from ever getting another to-do list! :mamoru:
     
  22. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    On behalf of Inforpics, I submitted the following to Fazle via PayPal:


    1. paypal for "Inforpics" (ONE YEAR WITH BANNERS SUB) $29.95
    2. paypal for "Rodthrower" (ONE MONTH WITH BANNERS SUB) $4.95
    3. paypal for "Seiteka" (ONE MONTH WITH BANNERS SUB) $4.95
    4. paypal for "Accord (ONE MONTH WITH BANNERS SUB) $4.95
    Thanks, Inforpics, for spreading the prize $ around so generously! :bigthumb:


    There are still some $ left over, so my work isn't done yet. :wiggle:
     
  23. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Inforpics' daughter. :wiggle:
     
  24. Seiteka

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    Congrats momma and thanks for the sub :big grin:
    Also, my mom>* :p
     
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    oops too busy bein all proud of my mom to congratulations :o
    Congrats guys all the stories were good :big grin:
     

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