camp shanks

one piece summer camp au scenario #2

shanks starts gathering his employees for a quick meeting in the morning. law is the first one to arrive bc he’s the only one in the camp with good time management (other than sabo) 

“good morning, law.”

“at what cost?”

“okay, i get you hate the children and everything, but could you, for like, one minute, not be such a vibe killer.”

Women have long served in the Army, both unofficially by dressing as men, as well as in sanctioned roles as nurses. But until 1941, the Army had a ban on enlisting black women.

Through the efforts of prominent black women, and aided by first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, eventually the Army began to enlist black women as WACS, most serving as nurses.

Photo caption: Members of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) pose at Camp Shanks, New York, before leaving from New York Port of Embarkation on February 2, 1945. The women are with the first contingent of Black American WACs to go overseas for the war effort From left to right are, kneeling: Pvt. Rose Stone; Pvt. Virginia Blake; and Pfc. Marie B. Gillisspie. Second row: Pvt. Genevieve Marshall; T/5 Fanny L. Talbert; and Cpl. Callie K. Smith. Third row: Pvt. Gladys Schuster Carter; T/4 Evelyn C. Martin; and Pfc. Theodora Palmer.

Photo source: https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2011/09/world-war-ii-women-at-war/100145/#img04

“Members of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) pose at Camp Shanks, New York, before leaving from New York Port of Embarkation on Feb. 2, 1945. The women are with the first contingent of Black American WACs to go overseas for the war effort From left to right are, kneeling: Pvt. Rose Stone; Pvt. Virginia Blake; and Pfc. Marie B. Gillisspie. Second row: Pvt. Genevieve Marshall; T/5 Fanny L. Talbert; and Cpl. Callie K. Smith. Third row: Pvt. Gladys Schuster Carter; T/4 Evelyn C. Martin; and Pfc. Theodora Palmer.”

(AP)

ok HEAR ME OUT

a one piece summer camp au

shanks is like the MAIN camp counselor who oversees everything. he’s lowkey wild as hell but it’s fine. the kids think hes the second coming of christ
law is the camp doctor who wants to die every time he hears the children’s laughter
ace is the “living on the edge” camp counselor who is quite the influence on the children bc all of them want to be like him whether that means they waterski through hoops of fire or not
sabo is the camp counselor that tries so hard to make sure everyone is following all the rules and such and he has at least 45 conniptions a day bc of ace’s methods of interacting with the campers. sabo is also that one counselor that every little girl seems to love for no explicable reason. maybe it’s the princely look
luffy is the counselor that has no idea what he’s doing. he’s quite an influence like ace is, but his influences cause actual chaos sometimes. luffy doesn’t even know he’s an influence and he also has no filter around the children so sometimes some kids will just walk around cussing and sabo gets more conniptions
sanji is the camp’s chef. he keeps these kids alive. he gets kinda snippy bc these kids just throw food everywhere. rip
zoro is the lazy counselor. he’ll be sleeping against a tree and all of his kids will throw sticks at him and draw on his face while he’s out. when he’s awake and doesn’t feel like doing anything he’ll tell the kids something like “i dont care as long as you dont set the entire place on fire goodnight”
usopp. we all know what kind of counselor usopp is. 
nami just bribes the kids she has to do what she wants them to do tbh. other than that she’s probably the most laid-back counselor this camp will ever see

obsidianmistwalker  asked:

Are you in any other fandoms beside OP, I feel like you would like Bungou stray dogs or Naruto since it similar to OP ( or maybe I am just saying this to drag you into these fandoms so I can see my fav characters written by goddess of fanfics) :p

Haha, I see your clever scheming and though I’d love to deliver (goddess of fanfics – I should warn you, I am terribly susceptible to flattery, gosh), my writing heart is sunk deep in Oda’s oceans, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to resurface any time soon.

I was recently very active in writing for Dragon Age, but I left the fandom about a year ago. I might meander back at some point, although for now I’m quite happy where I am, but my writing blog & AO3 for my DA stuff is @spirrum, if anyone is so inclined! I haven’t touched those profiles in over a year though, so unfinished fics abound, tread with care.

Easy Company’s Campaigns

All credit goes to Marcus Brotherton who put together a wonderful appendix to his book We Who Are Alive and Remain; Untold Stories From the Band of Brothers.  Which includes this timeline.

July-Nov. 1942:  506th PIR activated at Camp Toccoa, Georgia.  Basic Training.  Hike from Toccoa to Atlanta in late November.

Dec. 1942:  Parachute training at Fort Benning, Georgia.  Additional training at Benning through February ‘43.

Feb.-May 1943:  Additional training exercises at Camp Mackall, North Carolina.  More training jumps.

June-Aug. 1943:  Additional training in Kentucky and Tennessee, then to Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Sept. 1943:  Regiment moves to Camp Shanks, New York, boards SS Samaria for England.  Arrive in Swindon and moved to Aldbourne.

Sept. 1943-May 1944:  Additional training in Aldbourne.  In May moves to marshalling area near Exeter, England, then to Upottery Airfield.

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#BlackHistoryMonth 2014

CultureSOUL: WACs - WWII, 1945 - 

Members of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) pose at Camp Shanks, New York, before leaving from New York Port of Embarkation on Feb. 2, 1945. The women were with the first contingent of Black American WACs to go overseas for the war effort.

(From left to right are, kneeling: Pvt. Rose Stone; Pvt. Virginia Blake; and Pfc. Marie B. Gillisspie. Second row: Pvt. Genevieve Marshall; T/5 Fanny L. Talbert; and Cpl. Callie K. Smith. Third row: Pvt. Gladys Schuster Carter; T/4 Evelyn C. Martin; and Pfc. Theodora Palmer) 

“Frolicking in the snow at Camp Shanks are a group of Wacs, members of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, who were redeployed from France to this country, and landed in New York City. / In the picture are Technical Sergeant Lillian Butterfield of Bayonne, New Jersey; Technician Fifth Grade Bernice F. Lewis of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Private First Class Hester Givens of Linden, New Jersey; Private First Class Benita F. Schuster of Manhattan, New York; Private First Class Genevieve Marshall of Washington, D.C.; Sergeant Mary E. Walker of New York City; Technician Fifth Grade Bernice Axam of Passaic, New Jersey; Private First Class Mary Young of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Private First Class Katherine Metoyer of Columbus, Ohio; Priviate First Class Dolly Hall of New York City; Technician Fifth Grade Beulah Patten of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Technician Fifth Grade Dorothy E. Lounds of Tuckahoe, New York and Private First Class Isofine Jacobs of Chester, Pennsylvania. 1-3-46.”

January 1946

More info: Cool Chicks from History post on the 6888th

Mistakes were made at character creation

[It’s our first session ever, and against all advice, the halfling Rogue has decided to disguise himself and sneak into the heavily-guarded Orc camp in order to “shank them all in the back”.]

GM: …you somehow make it to the general’s tent without being noticed. There’s a guard posted at the entrance and you can hear speech from inside, but in your haste to glory, you have somehow forgotten that you don’t speak Orcish. So to recap, you’re deep inside enemy territory, alone, poorly armed, and still have no idea what’s going on. 

Rogue, OOC: Fine. Then I’ll ask the guard what’s going on!

GM: Did you not just hear me say you can’t speak Orcish?!

Rogue, OOC: Yeah! That’s why I have so many points in Bluff! [Makes a Bluff check: 2] …um.

GM: The guard looks down around his knees to see a strange Halfling with a tunic on his head, babbling in the worst fake-Orcish he’s ever heard. He pulls out his knife… [The Orc rolls a 1] …and stabs himself in the leg. It didn’t do much damage, but now he’s mad and starts chasing you through the camp. I hope you’re happy.

Rogue, OOC: AWESOME!!! Okay, I roll to hide behind that rock over there so that I can ambush him!

Ranger: I question the short one’s sanity and suggest we leave him here to die.

GM: Please don’t. He’s the only one in this party who didn’t use Charisma as a dump stat…

2

So today I spent most of the day with my grandmother and father cleaning out our basement. It’s been used for mostly storage and there is a lot of junk down there that we just needed to get rid of. In a week, we’re going to have our house rewired and the basement sort of redone. Now normally, this information wouldn’t be all too special. This post is different.


In the walls of our house, we found this letter. It’s a Love Letter from 1946 written by a woman whose name I can’t quite make out (Signed in all capitals it seems - M I ? M ) for a man named Indy. Our town used to be Camp Shanks - the largest World War II Arm Embarkation camp - and our house was originally a Generals quarters. I tried to do some research but to no avail.

It’s really an insight into her life and how much she missed him. I can only hope he was able to come home to her eventually.

I’ll try to transcribe it, since it is mostly hand written, later and/or tomorrow.