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Posted: 7/20/2005 10:41:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 8:16:44 PM EDT by MQ-1_Spec]
Here is the low down for those of you who are interested in having a US Flag flown
in a MQ-1 Predator in an actual combat mission over the skies of Iraq.
The flags cost $16.00 and are 3'x5' nylon with stitched stars and raised white stripes.
These Flags are the smaller version of the All Purpose Flag you see flown on Military installations.
You will also receive a certificate with the date and flight information. The certificates are in color and printed on high quality paper(81/2" x 11").
What I will need from you is the name
or names you wish to have the certificate made out to and anything special that you would like to add.

You can send payment and information before 25 August to:
Daniel Gurganious


Once I get to Iraq i will fly all of the Flags and print out certificates, once this is accomplished I will ship them to Wolfpack.
He will have a list of the people who bought flags and arrange a pick up.
For those of you who are not Las Vegas residents please insure that the
return address is correct. i am not going to charge for shipping but I do ask
that you send a small goodie package for the troops in my unit. It doesn't have
to be anything big. This will take a little time, shipping back to the US can take
between 2 to 3 weeks. Also please understand that "The Mission"comes first.
I will hold up my end and get them back to you as soon as possible.
Packages can be sent to: (USPS)
SrA Daniel Gurganious
332 EAMXS
46 AMU (Predator)
Balad AB, Iraq
APO AE 09315 9997

Below is a certificate:


of course the name and special message will look better then this.


Also availible are our squadron coins. These are $5.00. On one side is the 332 Red Dragons which is the wing we fall under and on the other side is the 46th AMU "we can keep it up longer" which is my unit.


Thank you all for your Support, with out people like you back home backing us this job would be 100x's harder then it is.
Dan

ETA: Suggestions for things to send:
Coffee (any brand w/caffeine)
Coffee maker filters
Gatorade Mix
Pop Tarts
Beef Jerky
Toilet paper (we only have John Wayne Tp over there)
Baby wipes or Hooahs
Reading Material (magazines, newspaper)
Jolly Ranchers
Cup o' Soups
Home made goods (these actually make it over in good shape)
Thanks,
Dan
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 4:48:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2005 4:48:28 AM EDT by Wolfpack]
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 6:25:52 AM EDT
The flying units were doing this when I was in PSAB years ago. Good idea.
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 12:40:28 PM EDT
ETA suggestions for package.
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 4:10:39 PM EDT
What method of shipment is best, UPS, FEDEX, etc.?
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 7:21:26 PM EDT
US Postal Service, would be the best since the address is an APO.
Link Posted: 7/22/2005 8:37:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/23/2005 11:46:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/23/2005 11:57:57 AM EDT by Sparky357]
Check on the way.
How long until we send the care packages?
When will you be back(in Iraq) to receive them?

By chance did you know Chuck Olsen? He was a Predator pilot from here, but transfered to Colorado a year or so ago. Our wives were good friends. Very nice people.


One more thing.... I have Some letters written by my wife's students, from last school year. They are "Dear American Hero, ..." letters by sixth graders from Mountain View Christian School.
Would you mind if we sent those with the care packages as well?
Link Posted: 7/23/2005 1:45:20 PM EDT
You can send them as soon as you'd like, I notified my coworker that they might see some packages with my name on them soon. I am leaving at the end of Aug begging of Sept. can't tell you the exact date. Letters from the kids would be great, I received some last year, most of them got a return letter as well. Some of the guys are to lazy to write back, but I will try to get as many back as possible. You might want to wait until mid Sept to send the letters that way I can ensure people don't just leave them lying around.
I don't recognize the name Olson, he might have been a pilot at Nellis with the POC-N(predator operations center- Nellis), I don't see those guys.
Thanks,
Dan
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 8:00:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sparky357:

How long until we send the care packages?
When will you be back(in Iraq) to receive them?

By



Well you asked my question, thanks, as to when to send. Also I was at the post office and they have those white boxes...............now they will send them anywhere in the USA for $7.70, weight don't matter. Also to Iraq base if they is a APO number.
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 11:49:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/26/2005 12:50:47 AM EDT
Unfortunately I couldn't make the last dinner, therefore I didn't have the opportunity to meet some of the new members (or see the ones that I have already met and know). Maybe I can make the next one.

I did however, have the opportunity to meet MQ-1_Spec and his close friend TJ on Sunday (TJ is a lurker and hopefully soon to be a member). I am here to say that those two are a couple of very squared-away individuals.

Thanks for the camaraderie and company MQ. I really enjoyed spending time with you guys.

Let's hook-up again soon.

Be Safe.

Joe
Link Posted: 7/26/2005 11:45:07 AM EDT
Thanks for your hospitality, Joe.
I had a good time talking with you the other day.
I will definatley come by again. (I'll bring the beer this time)

Dan
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 5:12:48 PM EDT

Done......today.....x2

Confirmed details with Dan by 'phone, check in the mail, goodies pkg goin' 2 wks.
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 8:34:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2005 10:23:37 PM EDT by ishoot2live]

Originally Posted By MQ-1_Spec:
Thanks for your hospitality, Joe.
I had a good time talking with you the other day.
I will definatley come by again. (I'll bring the beer this time)

Dan



NP MQ,

I just hope we don't need to put out any fires!

Be Safe Bro.

Joe

Link Posted: 7/29/2005 12:06:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/29/2005 12:07:30 PM EDT by citizen2]
Dan (or anyone?)

What is the Certificate (document) size???? (need to get frames!!)


(it seems I'll be ordering more flags, also......)
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 12:22:02 PM EDT
The documents are 81/2" x 11".
Thanks,
Dan
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 5:53:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:03:34 PM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 7:17:18 AM EDT
A check is in the mail.

You ever get up to the Northern Ranges?
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 9:18:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:01:21 AM EDT
Dan, would you be able to fly a state flag from our unit? Although I wouldn't want to curse the aircraft since it was signed by Kenny Guinn.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 3:05:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2005 4:08:49 PM EDT by mevertsen]
I will have a check off tomorrow. I will also be looking for something to send in a care package.

Oh, and who do I make the check out to? I am pretty sure it is to Daniel Guranious, but just want to make sure. Thanks

Link Posted: 8/18/2005 4:17:38 PM EDT
I think I could do that Glenn, If your around LSA A. swing by the HAS. My email should be:
daniel.gurganious@blab.centaf.af.mil.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 4:18:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mevertsen:
I will have a check off tomorrow. I will also be looking for something to send in a care package.

Oh, and who do I make the check out to? I am pretty sure it is to Daniel Guranious, but just want to make sure. Thanks




Just make it out to me: daniel gurganious. Thanks, Dan
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 4:36:03 PM EDT
Cool, writing the check right now. Marcial
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 4:00:18 PM EDT
I will get a check in the mail right away (nothing like waiting til the last minute)

From the other posts, I take it that my personal check is OK (?)
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 10:16:46 PM EDT

Hey Dan -

.....your first "goodies" pkg has already left tonite - more later..... (16+ lbs. enough to start??)


BTW - how long were you airborne for your "incentive" flight?? seemed a lifetime.....
(just pm me if necessary )
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 2:41:42 PM EDT
I flew 15 of the 16 flags on the 11th, I'll be printing out the certificates soon and getting them out to you guys within the next week or so. Hope all is well on the homefront.
Dan
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 12:27:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2005 12:35:00 AM EDT by Barrelburner]

Originally Posted By MQ-1_Spec:
I flew 15 of the 16 flags on the 11th, I'll be printing out the certificates soon and getting them out to you guys within the next week or so. Hope all is well on the homefront.
Dan



You flew the flags on 9-11-05? That's awesome
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 3:43:26 PM EDT
Awesome that you flew them on 9/11. My wife and I just put a small package together and it will be in the mail tomorrow.

Stay safe my friends.

Arthur D Washburn
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 3:52:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:28:33 PM EDT
I will be shipping a care package off sometime this next week. I will be elk hunting near Ely, so will take some time and run to town real quick and get it in the mail.

Wolfpack - When are you planning on doing this dinner? If it is before the 28th, I may be able to make it down there, providing I get my elk in time.

Be sage out there!!

Oh yeah, What kind of magazines? I was thinking Maxim or some form of hunting mag should be sufficient.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:58:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 2:20:48 PM EDT
Oh yeah we love the Maxim mags out here. Nothing like women in bikini's.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 7:51:30 AM EDT
Dan,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,How long are you gonna be there?? I want to send you and crew stuff but I want to make sure you are there first. I tried your email but it came back ??? Thanks Terry
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 7:39:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Terryreno:
Dan,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,How long are you gonna be there?? I want to send you and crew stuff but I want to make sure you are there first. I tried your email but it came back ??? Thanks Terry



Hmm, the email didn't work? did you put the " . " in between my first and last?
Daniel.Gurganious@blab.centaf.af.mil. I'll be out here until about Christmas. Maybe longer, but definatley not shorter.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 8:25:11 PM EDT
Ok Thanks................no the email I had was on here (AR 15.com) at earthlink with your last name.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 12:38:38 AM EDT
Gonna get a package sent out next week...I'm slow, but maybe that keeps another package in the pipeline, instead of all of them coming at once
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 2:51:58 PM EDT
Thank you Citizen and Damascus for the packages we are enjoying them. I plan on sending out the flags Sunday , would have been sooner but I have been busy.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 2:53:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 2:57:16 PM EDT by MQ-1_Spec]
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Link Posted: 10/1/2005 11:19:42 AM EDT
Got you a package in the mail yesterday..like I said I'm slow
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 10:59:14 AM EDT
I just sent off a package today!! I should be able to send one later in the month, early November or so. Good luck, God Bless, Stay Safe!

Marcial
Link Posted: 11/5/2005 6:21:06 AM EDT
Hi Dan,

I spent last week at Point Bravo and dined at the wonderful faucilities at Creech. Watched some predator flights while I was there. Hope all is well with you and your outfit.

Stay safe.

Best Regards,

Art
Link Posted: 11/20/2005 3:51:39 AM EDT
hey dan,

you know what sucks..im heading out there( DP6) in feb....so i guess i wont be there to keep your butt safe hug.gif
Link Posted: 12/1/2005 7:01:02 AM EDT
Has anyone learned any new information about possible delivery of the flags?
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 5:29:39 PM EDT
WP, IM me as soon as possible, please. Dan
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 1:52:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 3:56:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/18/2006 3:57:32 PM EDT by MQ-1_Spec]
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Link Posted: 1/18/2006 6:01:28 PM EDT
Got my flag last Fridday. Looks Great!! Thanks for doing that, and thanks for your service!! Take care and God Bless!!
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 9:21:55 PM EDT
Got my Flag and cert today!

Thanks MQ-1_Spec for flying my Flag over hostile territory while the Predator was cappin' Hajis!

And thanks Wolfpack for taking such care in mailing the Flag and cert!

Be Safe Bros....

Joe
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