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« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2018, 09:41:52 PM »

"Themes"?

Are A-(x) too simple and easy to remember?

That's not the point. The point is to have a name, an identity, that the cadets can identify and build a camaraderie out of. Also, it's fun to have a certain mascot and chant or whatever. Aren't encampments supposed to have fun involved?

I’ve seen plenty of cadets “...identify and build [a] camaraderie out of...” simply being “Delta Flight” with nothing more than a big “E” on their guidon.
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Perhaps they stole that guidon from Echo flight...

"On the Fields of Trenzalore... where no creature can speak falsely..."  He speaks wisely I think. Encampments should be fun and you should learn something. Thus i suggest Heritage Flights - instead of just picking a meaningless name, "adopt" and honor an actual unit and honor them.

USAF is doing this sort of thing now in BMT honoring past Chiefs. See http://www.jbsa.mil/News/News/Article/610916/air-force-bmt-implements-gender-integrated-heritage-flights/


Heritage Flights - honoring individuals or in entire units - have precedent, are popular, and are consistent with current air force practice.




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« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2018, 11:21:34 PM »

"Themes"?

Are A-(x) too simple and easy to remember?

That's not the point. The point is to have a name, an identity, that the cadets can identify and build a camaraderie out of. Also, it's fun to have a certain mascot and chant or whatever. Aren't encampments supposed to have fun involved?

I’ve seen plenty of cadets “...identify and build [a] camaraderie out of...” simply being “Delta Flight” with nothing more than a big “E” on their guidon.
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Perhaps they stole that guidon from Echo flight...

"On the Fields of Trenzalore... where no creature can speak falsely..."  He speaks wisely I think. Encampments should be fun and you should learn something. Thus i suggest Heritage Flights - instead of just picking a meaningless name, "adopt" and honor an actual unit and honor them.

USAF is doing this sort of thing now in BMT honoring past Chiefs. See http://www.jbsa.mil/News/News/Article/610916/air-force-bmt-implements-gender-integrated-heritage-flights/


Heritage Flights - honoring individuals or in entire units - have precedent, are popular, and are consistent with current air force practice.

Ha! Thanks!  Fixed.

As to incorporating heritage into the mix in some way - I’m all for it, as long as it doesn’t become THE focal point. It’s a tool, not a requirement. Also - while I see plenty of reasons for incorporating USAF heritage, we shouldn’t forget that CAP has its own heritage too, which can be incorporated into this.


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