DEPARTMENT OF THE
366th Military Intelligence Battalion
Fort Huachuca, Arizona 85635
ATZS-XXX 18 Dec 98
MEMORANDUM FOR 366th Military Intelligence
Subject: Official visit of LTG S. Claus
1. An official staff visit by LTG Claus is expected at this
post on 25 Dec 1998. The following directives govern activities of all Army personnel
during the visit.
a. Not a creature will stir without permission. This
includes warrant officers and mice. Soldiers may obtain special stirring permits for
necessary administrative action through the Battalion S-1. Officer stirring permits must
be obtained through the Deputy, Post Plans and Policy Office.
b. All personnel will settle their brains for a long winter
nap NLT 2200 hours, 24 December 1998. Uniform for the nap will be: Pajamas, Cotton,
Light-Weight, General Purpose, OG, and Cap, BDU woodland pattern, with ear flaps in the
extended position. Equipment will be drawn from the supply room prior to 1900 hours. While
at supply, all personnel will review their personal hand receipts and sign a Cash
Collection Voucher, DD Form 1131, for all missing items. Remember, this is the
"Season of Giving."
c. Personnel will utilize standard MRE sugarplums for
visions to dance through their heads. Sugarplums are available in MRE sundry packs and
should be eaten with egg loaf, chopped ham, and spice cake to ensure maximum visions are
d. Stockings, Wool, Cushion Sole, will be hung by the
chimneys with care. Necessary safety precautions will be taken to avoid fires caused by
carelessly hung stockings. 1SG's will submit stocking handling plans to S-3, Training
prior to 0800 hours, 24 Dec. All leaders will ensure their subordinate personnel are
briefed on the safety aspects of stocking hanging.
e. At first notice of clatter, all personnel will spring
from their beds to investigate and evaluate the cause. Immediate action will be taken to
tear open the shutters and throw up the window sashes. On order, OPLAN 980701 (North
Pole), para 6-8 (c)(3), dated 4 March 1998, this office, takes effect to facilitate
shutter tearing and sash throwing. SDO and all CQs will be familiar with procedures and
are responsible for seeing that no shutters are torn or sashes thrown in Bldg 9828 prior
to the start of official clatter.
f. Prior to 0001 hrs, date of visit, all personnel
possessing Standard Target Acquisition and Night Observation (STANO) equipment will be
assigned "wandering eyeball" stations. The SDNCO will ensure that these stations
are adequately manned even after shutters are torn and sashes are thrown.
g. The Battalion S-4, in coordination with the National
Security Agency and the Motor Pool will assign one each Sleigh, Miniature, M-24 and eight
reindeer, tiny, for use by LTG Claus. The assigned driver must have a current sleigh
operator's license with roof top permit and evidence of attendance at the winter driving
class stamped on his DA Form 348. Driver must also be able to clearly shout "On
Dancer, On Prancer, etc."
2. LTG Claus will initially enter Bldg 9828 through the
dayroom. All offices without chimneys will draw Chimney Simulator, M6A2 for use during the
visit. Draw chimney simulator on DA Form 2765-1 which will be submitted in four copies to
the S-4 prior to 23 Dec 1998. Personnel will ensure that chimneys are properly cleaned
before turn-in at the conclusion of visit.
3. Personnel will be rehearsed in the shouting of
"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" or, at the discretion of the NCOIC,
"Merry Christmas To All and To All a Good Night." This shout will be given upon
termination of the visit. Uniformity of shouting is the responsibility of each section
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