March 20, 2022

Preblast for the Week of March 21st

Check out what we did last week: 
M: 41, T: 43, W: 45, Th: 37, F: 30, Weekend: 48 = 244 Total Posts!
FNGs (Welcome!): Graffiti, Backdraft & Red October
WLs: Manziel (F3 Grandstand), Tootie (F3 Charlotte) & Red Ranger (F3 Omaha)
Club 345: T-claps to Scarecrow who posted everyday last week and twice on Saturday
Fare-Thee-Well BLOPS for Flintlock (aka 2nd Lieutenant Gideon Cravens) complete with breakfast and PLC took place at AO Old Forest on Saturday before he headed off to Fort Sill for BOLC

Highlights for this week (TL/DR):
Fitness Test at AO Quad City on Monday
Air Up There BLOPS Wednesday at Grace Evan. BC at 5AM with hoops to follow at 5:30AM
Start EH’ing now for the FNG/Kotter Challenge that is coming in April

***Crayfish is beginning to plan this year’s F3 Crayfish/Crawfish/Crawdad Boil (whatever they’re called in your neck of the woods) and would like YOUR help. If you are interested in being part of the planning committee for this Regional event, DM @Crayfish (Jamey Lee) TODAY to get started! A Zoom planning call will be set up in the very near future.***

1ST F – Fitness

Have a Favorite Q? Or wanting to avoid a specific Q? Checkout who’s Qing the next 2 weeks right HERE!

April has been designated as FNG/Kotter Month! We want to get as many men as possible to have the F3 experience. All of us have become better men because of F3 so we need to tell others about it.  Make a list of 5 people that you will invite to F3 and start asking/telling them about it. Start now because we all know most Sad Clowns won’t come on the first invite.  This will be a competition. Below are details of how it will work:

The competition will be between PODs. You may be thinking, “What is a POD?” A POD is group of AOs in a geographical region. PODs in F3 Memphis are: Collierville, Germantown, Midtown, East Memphis, and the Northern Kingdom (Bartlett, Cordova, Lakeland, & Arlington). The winning POD will get to host a convergence on Saturday, May 7 at one of their AO’s. Other POD’s will provide the food, drinks, etc. All PAX that were FNG’s will be recognized along with the PAX that EH’d the most FNGs in April.

Scoring system:
2 points will be awarded to PODs for every FNG brought during the month of April. Sponsoring PAX MUST post with FNG to get the point. 1 point will be awarded to POD for bringing back a Kotter — PAX that has not posted in the last 12 months. Half a point (0.5) will be awarded every time the FNG or Kotter posts during the month. Once FNG is named, sponsoring PAX does not need to show up to get these points.

How many FNGs and Kotters can we bring out in a month? 15? 50? 100?  Start EH’ing now!

AO and Q Passport Challenge started all over for the new year! Post to all 24 F3 Memphis AOs to receive the AO Passport Patch. Step Up and Q all 24 F3 Memphis AOs to receive the Q Passport Patch! 

Find the workout location nearest to you right HERE

March 2022 Fitness Challenge is underway! Check out the details and enter your results HERE

2ND F – Fellowship

Get to Know Your AOQs:

Birth Name:Jamie Bastidas
Age:29 years old for the last 17 years
F3 Name:Radar
What’s the story behind your F3 name?I worked on the R&D USAF Responsive Tactical Satellite (TacSat2) in a previous life.
What’s the best piece of advice someone has given you?Be respectful and listen to everyone…from the lowest to the highest-ranking person in the organization.
If you were an action figure, what accessories would you be sold with?Running shoes
What is something that you’re really good at, that is embarrasing? I am a Settlers of Catan aficiando.
What is one thing you’ve done that you will never do again?I would never go to Bourbon Street on Fat Tuesday, but on Thursday it would probably be okay.
How many languages do you speak?1 (0.5 Spanish, 0.4 English, & 0.1 Klingon)
What was your first job?5K/10K Finish Line Coordinator
What is the strongest animal you could win against?Goldfish
What would be the worst thing to put into a piñata?Goldfish
What are you most thankful for?Goldfish (Baked Crackers) and my family.

Checkout #2F-lunches if you want to grab lunch with your bros! 

Checkout out Events Calendar for more 2nd F.

3RD F – Faith

WHETSTONE (Q1.8)- The Vertical Relationship Between Men
We have 21 Memphis PAX who have stepped up to be a “Stone” in the F3 Memphis Whetstone initiative.  So far, 11 “Blades” have emerged for sharpening, accountability, & growth. If you are a looking to take the next step in F3, click & read the link above and then reach out to Boudreaux to get a list of available Stones. 

Q Source Fridays are happening at AO Bermuda Triangle. Jump into their channel for details. Sometimes there is a different Startex.

If you want to post something in next week’s preblast, let me know by Saturday. Hit that :Kotters: emoji if you read this.