Bad Cat Robot and I joined the great folks at Operation Support Our Troops yesterday at Ft. Lewis, to ensure that the soldiers of the 3rd "Arrowhead Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division left for their second deployment to Iraq knowing that we support them and their mission. The anti-war / pro-Watada crowd has been trying to demoralize our troops by staging protests as troops deploy, so our goal was simply to counter their attempts and show a greater presence of support to those preparing to deploy.
Of course, BCR and I had a separate mission to perform, which we fulfilled on our way to the rally. A full recon of the new Corina Bakery was called for ... and we were up to the task! We successfully infiltrated the site, posing as buying customers, and were forced ... Forced, I tell you ... to acquire sizable quantities of baked goods to maintain our cover. Two dozen chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies, along with a selection of large (5" x 5") dessert bars, as well as two milks, were the price of the mission. Sadly, of course, none of this evidence survived the day - in fact the cookies were a huge hit at the rally!
All in all, a successful Decadence Day!
** UPDATE **
For a second AAR, and more pics, go visit Snarkatron (BCR).