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 on: Today at 02:33:31 PM 
Started by Casey Peterson - Last post by Casey Peterson
does anyone know where I can purchase NRA marksmanship awards for civil air patrol cadets, I have recently done the course with some of my cadets and canít seem to find any available for purchase.

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 on: Today at 02:31:38 PM 
Started by Holding Pattern - Last post by blombardo
I have personal experience between NER and GLR on a squadron level - - you can work between squadrons if everyone agrees -- you can do joint activities, joint recruitment... you simply need the chains of command on both sides to see the benefit in your efforts.  Though I've also seen local squadrons refuse to work together -- it all comes down to personal relationships and how people perceive your intentions.


I see no reason that this would differ between group wing or region; I've seen people taking staff positions in encampments across state lines and we all know that people float around during conferences to do speeches and stuff...

If your desire to help is expressed in a way that others can appreciate and you're not 'messing in someone elses sandbox' - you should be able to achieve your goals...


That said -- if you arent careful you could be seen as an usurper and your efforts will backfire and people will not be happy with you due to their newly formed opinions based on your efforts.

Goodluck.

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 on: Today at 01:46:07 PM 
Started by Color Guard Rifleman - Last post by RiverAux
Facebook is in no way a viable replacement for a squadron newsletter due to the simple fact that the overwhelming majority of your squadron members will not see the overwhelming majority of posts that you make due to Facebook's algorithm and the fact that many members do not use Facebook.  You're lucky if 10% o those that have even bothered to "like" your page see any particular post. 

If you want something to be seen by everyone in your squadron do not think that Facebook is that route.  It can be passably useful for external public affairs but it takes a while to build up your audience up to a meaningful size. 

Email is still the only generally reliable way for getting out important news and announcements to everyone. 

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 on: Today at 01:45:12 PM 
Started by FNelson - Last post by blombardo
Our cadets have brought this up a few time.

I too would appreciate someone typing up a walk through on exactly how to get this handled from start to finish...

I would imagine that it is as simple as
1- find the location
2- get permission slips signed
3- do the event - record the info in personal files (can't save it in e services)
4 - have 2a's filled out to be allowed to wear the item -  again stored in cadet personal files as you can't save this in e services.

-that should be it..  I think.


I'm guessing at these answers based off limited research so please dont take my info here as a fact - its just a conversational aid to get the topic moving a bit.  the only facts I have are here:
https://civilairpatrol.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/33000211805-wear-of-the-nra-marksmanship-badge

"Cadets may wear the badge in accord with CAPM 39-1. "NRA Marksmanship Badge. Cadets may wear one marksmanship qualification medal/badge earned by completing the requirements of the NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program. Documentation in the cadetís personnel record which documents program requirement completion in accordance with published NRA guidelines is authority for wear." Senior members may not wear the badge regardless if earned as a cadet."



> Who would be best to contact to make sure that we have the proper facilities, equipment, and personnel for the activity?
-senior members must notify group /wing as this is a high risk activity - it is only authorized through proper NRA or Military training. -- you can do this on a military base if you have contacts; it is tough to get that done but possible with the right active military person willing to help out and some luck with the budget on the base.


> Can the qualification be done with Air Rifles or BB Guns?
       > If not, is it possible to get approval for firearms to be used. And if so, what is the process I would need to follow?
the qualification is done with approved rifles of a certain caliber as defined by the qualification quidelines

> Are their special forms/authorizations that need to be completed by the activity staff and/or the cadet students?
all your standard forms for field trips - plus a few extras; I'm dont have all the numbers memorized yet and havent charted this out for our group yet.

> What are the requirements for each of the different badges?
-There is only one badge - there are no 'marksman/expert/hawk eye' etc.. only one -- that you qualified - its kind of generic and onlyl good while your a cadet. Seniors can't wear it.

> How to properly wear the badges on the dress blues (not necessary knowledge for my proposal, but good to know for future reference)
-see the military rules for the air force; i forget the regulation but its about 100 pages long and describes all of that.  CAP regs do not specifically mention it


https://www.friendsofnra.org/state.aspx?sid=49&cid=1171




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 on: Today at 01:40:18 PM 
Started by Hawk200 - Last post by PHall
I remember when Vanguard came out with a cloth sew on Commander's badge. At the time they produced it, it wasn't authorized for wear, but it is now. I'm wondering how much sway Vanguard actually has over our uniform development.
I'm about 90% sure that Vanguard is the sole reason why National "decided" to keep patches on the ABU. Money for Vanguard = some amount of profit for them.

That and the fact that if we "discontinue" a patch CAP has to buy the remaining stock from Vanguard.

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 on: Today at 01:34:37 PM 
Started by blombardo - Last post by blombardo
I appreciate the replies but  - it seems this topics getting a bit salty...

I think we're good here unless someone else has a good link for discounted shoulderboards lol...   I ordered the three sets we need to look appropriate at our group 6 change of command and they were (finally) shipped out today; got the text notice a few minutes ago...

--Going forward I think I'll try to do a pre purchase order for these large $490.00 inventory /vanguard purchases...  just let our wing cut a check or pay with their credit card through the wing banker program rather than me and other seniors footing the bill each time then waiting 2 weeks for reimbursement

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 on: Today at 01:21:27 PM 
Started by Hawk200 - Last post by hamburgee
I remember when Vanguard came out with a cloth sew on Commander's badge. At the time they produced it, it wasn't authorized for wear, but it is now. I'm wondering how much sway Vanguard actually has over our uniform development.
I'm about 90% sure that Vanguard is the sole reason why National "decided" to keep patches on the ABU. Money for Vanguard = some amount of profit for them.

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 on: Today at 12:34:01 PM 
Started by Color Guard Rifleman - Last post by Spam

https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/aerospace-education/announcements/news/news-from-the-wings-squadrons/


R/s
Spam





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 on: Today at 12:19:39 PM 
Started by Color Guard Rifleman - Last post by etodd
My question wasn't really answered. Does anyone have a template for a squadron newsletter?

Just read the whole thread, and after all the WONDERFUL advice, you then went back to square one. Had me rolling on the floor. Thanks, I needed that.  ;D

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 on: Today at 11:59:36 AM 
Started by francisderosa16 - Last post by TheSkyHornet
CAP will make the effort to accommodate your disabilities. You must also make the effort to overcome them.

Don't let excuses exclude you from participating or performing your role.

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