Monday, April 07, 2008

Drill Dates June 6-8, 2008 in DC

7 April 2008

From: The Original Boondoggle Planning Officer

To: Former Members/Spouses/Guests and Friends of Headquarter Detachment 4,

4th Marine Division, FMF

Subj: Voluntary Recall Order to a Very Unofficial Drill

Should you accept this order, you and your spouse/guest are obligated to find and pay your own way to the general Washington, DC, area of operation for the inclusive period of Friday, 6 June 2008 through Sunday, 8 June 2008. The purpose of such unofficial duty is solely to reunite with those former members and friends of Chicago’s very own Headquarters Detachment 4, 4th Marine Division, FMF, and have a “ball!”

Planned events in support of this directive are as follows:

(1). Attend the Marine Forces Reserve and Toys for Tots Recognition Sunset Parade at Marine Barracks, 8th & I St SE, Washington, DC, at 1900, Friday, 6 June, 2008.

(2). Attend such other post parade events on 6 June as requested by the senior Marine present at the conclusion of the parade.

(3). Attend brunch at the residence of MGen AB Davis, 2801 27th St North, Arlington, VA at 1000, Saturday, 7 June 2008.

(4). Transport self and others and/or be transported with others to Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA., at 1300, Saturday, 7 June 2008, to inspect and review such authorized programs as may be offered at the Marine Corps Museum, Quantico, VA. One may also choose to visit various Marine souvenir/uniform shops/Camp Barrett in the Quantico area.

(5). An informal Saturday evening dinner is planned (site and time to be announced) within the area theater of operation and then return to Holiday Inn-Rosslyn.

(6). For those interested in a Sunday golf outing, please advise Will Holahan ( of your interest. If enough are interested he will set-up.

To properly execute this order, please pay particular attention to the details provided below:

1). Arrive (at your own risk) in Washington, DC by 1600, Friday, 6 June 2008. There are several on-line reservation opportunities in the $180-$220 range for commercial R/T air service from the Chicago area to Reagan National Airport (DCA). Reagan is preferred and is the best and only arrival site for DC Metro service (Blue Line to Rosslyn Station) to hotel. Dulles and BWI will require POV.

2). Reserve your own room at the Holiday Inn-Rosslyn, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA. Twenty rooms have been blocked only until 9 May 2008 at the rate of $89 per night plus a 10.25% tax for the period 06/06/08 – 06/08/08. In addition there are 10 rooms blocked for Sunday night departing on 06/09/08 for those interested in DC tourism/golf on Sunday. Toll Free reservation number is 1-800-368-3408. Use Promotion code “DTF.” Local Holiday Inn contact is Ms. Jessica Quiroa at 1-703-807-2000. Please note: If not taking DC Metro Blue Line, hotel is located across Key Bridge from Georgetown and directly across Lee Highway from Marriott-Key Bridge.

3). Departure from this operational theater is at your own call on Sunday or Monday depending on your personal schedule. For planning purposes, please advise Will Holahan ( and Larry Woods ( via e-mail (1) upon making your reservations, (2) the number in your party, (3) if you forward this e-mail to those former members/friends of HqDet 4 not shown as addressees on this e-mail and (4) if you will have a POV on site.

A final instruction regarding Professional Conduct: (1) Aviators will not be allowed to do “carrier quals” in restaurants/bars. (2) Grunts will not be allowed to run the “O” course in restaurants/bars. (3) Conducting traditional “deceased insect” ceremonial rights in public facilities without paramedics present during this tour of duty is not authorized! Best Regards and SEMPER FI!

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