Monday, October 02, 2006

Talk Like a Pirate Day...and PICTURES

Here there be Pirates!

Okay, okay...first things first.

Link to change of command photos !! Our unit Command Sergeant Major (in the back right of the picture) puts dang near everything we do on Shutterfly which is FANTASTIC.

The Stars and Stripes has a story on our recent return to live broadcasting...

The picture from above is just one of the many from our recent "International Talk Like a Pirate Day" celebration. We had a competition amongst sections to see who was the most spirited and supportive of this very important international holiday. Seriously, it's a real holiday...

Well, one of our remote detachments -- the gang at Kunsan Air Base -- won and we presented them with their very own home-made AFN Plank!!

We gave all the participants their own Certificate of Pirateship which looked like this:

Then we signed it in either blood red or black with little skulls....

The CSM and I were laughing in the office about how we had important things to do like well, signing Certificates of Pirateship. Then we realized that this actually IS one of the more important things that we'll do as a command team. These are the kinds of things that make it fun to be in our unit and make the long days and short-notice projects bearable. Whether it's having a the quarterly barbecues, soccer matches between headquarters and the detachments, or "Talk Like a Pirate Day", these things determine the command climate and ultimately determine how much people are willing to put into the unit and the mission.

I'm pretty damned proud to be an AFN Pirate...even if only for a day.


At 7:48 PM, Anonymous Andi said...

Very cool. Glad to see you're doing well, Mike.


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