Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Mess Night Help

A question for any former or active duty military:

What was or is the best part of a Mess Night or Dining In?

I'll give you the background. Our VF*n*W Post is having our annual military ball in a few weeks. Our second one, to be exact. Last year's event was a blast, and I'm trying to make this one just as special. Our program was based VERY loosely on Mess Night. We had toasts for the fallen, for POW/MIA and to each branch of service. This year, we have a retired AF General coming to speak, who was also a POW. That should be inspiring.

I'd really appreciate any suggestions on how to make this ball more memorable.

5 Comments:

At 4/10/2007, Blogger Army Wife said...

an open bar, or endless glasses of wine.

 
At 4/11/2007, Anonymous Cindy said...

Sending people to the grog bowl for "infractions" of the rules.

 
At 4/11/2007, Anonymous rsm said...

A mil ball and Dining In are often two different things, but yeah, watch out and make sure you have a quality grog... that way more and more people will be calling for rules infractions and there will be more trips to the tub.

It also helps if the most stodgy, orderly, highly ranked let down their guard a little at first, too.

 
At 4/14/2007, Blogger Life Less Tragic said...

YOUng SGt: "Sergeant Major, SGT Preston requests permission to use the latrine"
SM: Denied, in lieu of 3 grog drinks consumed.
YS: CSM, permission to defray said drinks to squad members, in triplicate, for an emergency usage?
SM: GRanted.
(30 grog drinks later)

Ys: (stand at attention)
SM: What is it Private? (hes drunk as shit)
YS: CSM, premission to use latrine?
SM: WHat the fuck for?
YS: SFC Youngs wife's tits just fell out and i need to rub one out before all this grog comes out my dick.
SM: (straightfaCED) granted.

 
At 4/18/2007, Blogger Army Wife said...

last dining in or out...I get confused even after 16 years, yeah lots of rules infractions...which required a drink....

I think possibly fining people with $$$ might be a good way to take up a donation for a military cause!

 

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