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 on: Today at 12:09:21 PM 
Started by BraveRifles19D - Last post by BraveRifles19D
The question that has come up is this. Can cadets use one CPFT HFZ credential to promote multiple times since it is good for 6 months, or do they need a new test for every promotion?

 22 
 on: Today at 11:59:21 AM 
Started by Falling Hare - Last post by lordmonar
Just curious as to the status of the last or incumbent Command Chief...
Work and Real Life got in the way of his volunteerism. 

 23 
 on: Today at 11:51:47 AM 
Started by JK657 - Last post by TheSkyHornet
ROTC units, CAP, and other military-based programs have typically been late in transitioning uniforms, wearing the "older" and "outdated" field uniforms.

There is an enormous cost associated with transitioning that military budgets can eat. That's not the case with us.

 24 
 on: Today at 11:46:58 AM 
Started by Falling Hare - Last post by TheSkyHornet
Just curious as to the status of the last or incumbent Command Chief...

 25 
 on: Today at 11:43:31 AM 
Started by Cicero - Last post by Live2Learn
Here is an article about FSX scenery so you can give it a try at home:

http://www.simgazine.com/freeware-endless-runway/

I like his idea better than most of these:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/these-are-the-floating-airports-of-our-dreams-986436836

Oops, missed the taxiway....

 26 
 on: Today at 11:43:28 AM 
Started by NIN - Last post by TheSkyHornet
Yes, I've seen this ....

Mom brings her kid to his first meeting to check things out, and it happens to fall on drill night in full blues .... Mom freaks out thinking of her little 13 year old turning into a soldier and going to war. Her kid talked of aerospace, but she sees soldiers. She will try to get him interested in sports instead.

I've seen it too. It is what it is.

If mom's not onboard, you're out of luck. Doesn't matter if you're the Fuzzy Bunny Brigade or the Young Marines.

This is why there is a requirement to come to three meetings: to see more of the breadth and depth of the organization.

This is why successful "recruiting" isn't about jamming pamphlets at people and walking away, but instead providing a guided introduction to the organization.  This is part of the reason why the whole "Open House & Recruiting Night" works well: You present the organization to moms & dads bit by bit, using the language and messaging that is appropriate for your particular demographic and area. What works in Berkley, Michigan might not work in Berkeley, California.


I dunno, Sir. Open Houses do wonders in getting mass attention for a visit on a set date with a structured plan to introduce CAP to prospective recruits (both cadets and seniors). But I have seen them almost always either such a "phony" view of the weekly meeting or very minimal representation of "CAP life." For example, there is a station demonstrating a Color Guard, a station demonstrating the ELT, a flight simulator, etc. These are not the basis for most 2-3 hour meetings once per week, at least not on the scale usually represented. This is not to say Open Houses are not a strong tool for recruiting; they very much are. But they coincide with that need to visit those weekly meetings to really get a taste of CAP.

I strongly agree with that notion that pamphlets are used to go alongside a discussion and as material for people to take home and review based on the discussion they had with the recruiting staff. Nobody should ever be handed a pamphlet and made to walk away without ever having a face-to-face chat with CAP members.

Then again, this topic seems to be more in address to retention, not the recruiting side. Yes, recruiting begets retention. But there is still that need to strongly review the program conducted at the unit level and determine what activities the unit provides, to include both weekly training and weekend opportunities. The bulk of face time for most cadets and seniors in CAP is at their home unit during the weekly meeting. 45 minutes of drill each week for cadets or 2 hours of chat sessions with zero progress/development for seniors is a detriment to both retention and value of the program.


 27 
 on: Today at 11:11:20 AM 
Started by NIN - Last post by NIN
Yes, I've seen this ....

Mom brings her kid to his first meeting to check things out, and it happens to fall on drill night in full blues .... Mom freaks out thinking of her little 13 year old turning into a soldier and going to war. Her kid talked of aerospace, but she sees soldiers. She will try to get him interested in sports instead.

I've seen it too. It is what it is.

If mom's not onboard, you're out of luck. Doesn't matter if you're the Fuzzy Bunny Brigade or the Young Marines.

This is why there is a requirement to come to three meetings: to see more of the breadth and depth of the organization.

This is why successful "recruiting" isn't about jamming pamphlets at people and walking away, but instead providing a guided introduction to the organization.  This is part of the reason why the whole "Open House & Recruiting Night" works well: You present the organization to moms & dads bit by bit, using the language and messaging that is appropriate for your particular demographic and area. What works in Berkley, Michigan might not work in Berkeley, California.


 28 
 on: Today at 11:04:47 AM 
Started by NIN - Last post by NIN
They are our largest demographic.

Define.

 29 
 on: Today at 11:04:24 AM 
Started by NIN - Last post by NIN
For those looking for the document I alluded to in my original post, Jerry broke the attachment system  so I have to get creative.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D_5qjAQXqtWX4KRxgE_WlEnUE_0OKS0R/view?usp=sharing

 30 
 on: Today at 10:17:51 AM 
Started by whatevah - Last post by whatevah
Had a few issues that couldn't be fixed in the time available.  Back on the original system now.

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