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#1 User is offline   teammcw 

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 05:33 AM

Greetings from Baghdad - yes, I'm deployed.

I've decided to put together an Event Cache here in Iraq (GC1QMWT). I'm casting the net far and wide for assistance in both support and networking for more support. I'm looking for any geocaching stuff to raffle, give, use to make this event a good one - swag, unactivated coins/TBs, activated trackables, containers, etc. Anything you can do would be very much appreciated.

If you're interested, please contact me and I'll shoot you my mailing address.


Thanks!

Rob McWilliams
Dad of Teammcw

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:13 AM

View Postteammcw, on Apr 29 2009, 06:33 AM, said:

Greetings from Baghdad - yes, I'm deployed.

I've decided to put together an Event Cache here in Iraq (GC1QMWT). I'm casting the net far and wide for assistance in both support and networking for more support. I'm looking for any geocaching stuff to raffle, give, use to make this event a good one - swag, unactivated coins/TBs, activated trackables, containers, etc. Anything you can do would be very much appreciated.

If you're interested, please contact me and I'll shoot you my mailing address.


Thanks!

Rob McWilliams
Dad of Teammcw


Im interested

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:29 AM

I will be mailing something out - first thing tommorrow morning

Thanks for serving and thanks for holding an event over there for others

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 02:21 PM

View Postteammcw, on Apr 29 2009, 05:33 AM, said:

Greetings from Baghdad - yes, I'm deployed.

I've decided to put together an Event Cache here in Iraq (GC1QMWT). I'm casting the net far and wide for assistance in both support and networking for more support. I'm looking for any geocaching stuff to raffle, give, use to make this event a good one - swag, unactivated coins/TBs, activated trackables, containers, etc. Anything you can do would be very much appreciated.

If you're interested, please contact me and I'll shoot you my mailing address.


Thanks!

Rob McWilliams
Dad of Teammcw


Email sent, just watch out for them ammo box caches :o :D :D

Thanks for what you guys/girls are doing. Stay safe

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:02 PM

Are you at VBC?

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:45 PM

The response has been overwhelming. You cachers are coming out of the woodwork to make this a great event! Thank you so much....

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 02:03 PM

Caching in Iraq?
Watch out for IEDs!

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 02:42 PM

Your package was mailed this morning!

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 04:53 PM

PM sent.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 06:40 AM

View PostK0BKL, on Apr 30 2009, 03:03 PM, said:

Caching in Iraq?
Watch out for IEDs!



Easier said then done

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 08:22 AM

View PostGeoLobo, on May 1 2009, 06:40 AM, said:

View PostK0BKL, on Apr 30 2009, 03:03 PM, said:

Caching in Iraq?
Watch out for IEDs!



Easier said then done


Geocaching is really IED training without the consequenses of a DNF!!!! ;)

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 01:09 PM

View Postteammcw, on May 1 2009, 09:22 AM, said:

View PostGeoLobo, on May 1 2009, 06:40 AM, said:

View PostK0BKL, on Apr 30 2009, 03:03 PM, said:

Caching in Iraq?
Watch out for IEDs!



Easier said then done


Geocaching is really IED training without the consequenses of a DNF!!!! ;)


But wait until you get home and find a monster cache behind a guard rail and all that training comes back. Roadblocks 600m fore and aft 9 line UXO reports and yell at your friends to hit the deck and scanning the horizon for a triggerman or camera.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:35 PM

View PostRamona Retired Snipe, on May 1 2009, 01:09 PM, said:

View Postteammcw, on May 1 2009, 09:22 AM, said:

View PostGeoLobo, on May 1 2009, 06:40 AM, said:

View PostK0BKL, on Apr 30 2009, 03:03 PM, said:

Caching in Iraq?
Watch out for IEDs!



Easier said then done


Geocaching is really IED training without the consequenses of a DNF!!!! ;)


But wait until you get home and find a monster cache behind a guard rail and all that training comes back. Roadblocks 600m fore and aft 9 line UXO reports and yell at your friends to hit the deck and scanning the horizon for a triggerman or camera.


And me yelling ---- where the heck is EOD? Yep, you nailed it!!!!

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 04:19 AM

I got a few more geocachers to contribute from our local org and another package was sent out this morning. We hope it gets to you in time for your event.

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 03:35 PM

View Postteammcw, on May 1 2009, 08:22 AM, said:

View PostGeoLobo, on May 1 2009, 06:40 AM, said:

View PostK0BKL, on Apr 30 2009, 03:03 PM, said:

Caching in Iraq?
Watch out for IEDs!



Easier said then done


Geocaching is really IED training without the consequenses of a DNF!!!! :P


I was there from 03-04 as an MP. I am hoping these Cashes would all be located in Safe Secure areas where Insurgants could not leave their own little trinket for a unsespecting fellow GeoCasher

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 04:00 PM

Please send me the address where to send items and i will get them on the way soon.

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 04:02 PM

When is the event

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 05:04 PM

The event is on the thirtieth. GC1QMWT

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 06:47 PM

I got your address and am sending my activated Americian Flag geocoin and some local cachers path tags and some of my personial SWAG. We support our troops. Good idea on the geoevent.

Manville.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:05 AM

I was there from 03-04 as an MP. I am hoping these Cashes would all be located in Safe Secure areas where Insurgants could not leave their own little trinket for a unsespecting fellow GeoCasher
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All caches that I'm aware of are hidden on coalition installations with limited, controlled access. I don't need a smiley bad enough to look outside the wire. Those babies tend to find you!

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