Well folks, Sizzler 2008 has come and gone and it was a full on success. There was a minimum of blood and all injuries (most of which were self-inflicted) have been treated and upgraded to stable condition. We want to thank the Sizzler 2008 Planning Committee (Shadowcop92, Rangerhunt, Just Erin, Ardent Lady, bgermain) and big fat standing ovation to CAL and his coordinated support from ArmyParatrooper.org!
Special thanks go to RockOut who led the greeting party for RH and bg, providing USO support at the Raleigh airport; to Ardent Lady's main man and his expert photography skills; to Shadowcop's buddy Ken (codename: Chief) and Ken's wife for their logistical support including the donation and preparation of property for firing range purposes; Garda for supplying the official shooting competition targets; Itchee, Rockout, and Rangerhunt for the donation of shooting competition prizes; Shadowcop for securing a porto-shitter; and last (but definitely not least) Mrs. Shadowcop who took command of all the real work while the menfolk sat on their fat asses.
RH, Shadowcop, bgermain, the War Wagon Crew (Ferret_LE, XXIV, HDparatrooper), Ardent Lady, Just Erin, VB (and his Sin Wagon), and Scavenger in attendance by nightfall for the opening ceremonies and bonfire, along with the initial Range Briefing from Ardent Lady. Beef Strokin'off masterfully delivered by RH and Mrs.Shadowcop. Surprisingly, there were no injuries.
Broken Pixel, Itchee, and RockOut arrive on scene by morning (RH and Shadowcop assumed DZSO responsibilities for these inbound paratroopers). The working crew began preps for the Sizzler Feast while RH and JE provided breakfast support. By noon all relevant participants had deployed to the range for the afternoon event. Range Master duties were managed by Ardent Lady and her hung-over assistant Gnapoleon; Ferret took charge of Safety Officer and Instructor responsibilities. Ferret also provided some highly coveted hardware, allowing all members to put fully automatic fire downrange (some for the very first time).
Redeployed to the Sizzler base camp. Feast preps continued and the shooting competition awards ceremony commenced:
Accuracy competition... 10 yds, 10 rds, bowling pin silhouette
First Place mug, hat, St.Michael medal went to Ferret (6/10)
Runner Up hat, St.Michael medal went to bgermain (5/10)
Speedshooting competition... 3 mags / 3 rds ea, 3 yds
First Place gold trophy went to Broken Pixel (9/9 rds on target, 7.9 seconds)
Runner Up silver trophy went to HDparatrooper (9/9 rds on target, 9.4 seconds)
Feasting commenced, followed by activities for the 30+ bodies in attendance . S2 is currently reviewing all logs and visual media prior to the release of details. Local law enforcement arrived on scene at 0030 hrs. An excerpt from the deputy's report indicated a strong desire to disrobe and join the festivities. The deputy has been placed on administrative leave pending investigation. By 0430 hrs Shadowcop, the last paratrooper standing, was down. Medical reports are still being assembled.
All attendees reported for sick call, requesting immediate evacuation to their base of origin. Ibuprofen was dispensed and attendees were ordered to return to duty. Redeployment recon was assigned to Scavenger, other units followed.
END OF REPORT
Rangerhunt, Shadowcop, bgermain... out.