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 on: Today at 06:07:26 AM 
Started by Hawk200 - Last post by Hawk200
Appears to me that people have spoken, you just aren't liking what they're suggesting. You're either open to taking every opinion, even those you don't agree with, or you're just looking to stir the pot.

You missed the point, and you're sidestepping with this little "call out." I've done posts like this in past, and it wasn't meant to create argumentative discussion, I was simply wondering what things someone would like to see for the uniforms. In the past lists, I included proposals that I didn't agree with, simply because it was proposed in response to what I asked.

Your idea will be added to the list, just like every other legitimate idea. What I'm looking for is someone saying "I'd like to see this." What I'm not looking for is people responding with "Why do you want THAT?" to anyone else's proposal.

If people want to discuss the efficacy, practicality, or the potential popularity of a specific idea, I would appreciate them initiating their own thread and discussing it there, not hijacking this one.

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 on: Today at 04:22:19 AM 
Started by blombardo - Last post by Mitchell 1969
Tangential to this - the fact that cadets can't just wear the cadet epaulet sleeves on service coats is ridiculous
and a wholly unnecessary expense which conflicts with the rhetoric from NHQ about keeping costs for members,
especially cadets, down.

One could certainly ask the question as to why CAP needs custom items when there are any number of other
cadet organizations. including the USAFA that have perfectly acceptable similar items.

You’ve made this argument in the past. My counter is the same as it has always been:

If you never wore cadet officer shoulder boards, then you will never know what it means to wear them.


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 on: Today at 02:14:08 AM 
Started by blombardo - Last post by PHall
Those Royal Navy shoulder boards have gold wire embroidery. That tends to raise the cost just a little bit.

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 on: Today at 02:04:38 AM 
Started by OldGuy - Last post by MSG Mac
I heard from an Individual who works at the Pentagon that the SECAF would be asked for her resignation due to the loss of the F 22s and her lack of support for Space Command.

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 on: Today at 01:26:18 AM 
Started by blombardo - Last post by blombardo

Senior members, on the whole, should not be shouldering expenses for cadets who are not their children.

staff your color guards appropriately, which then solves your issue
about the service coats.

--Senior members have to pay for everything -- then request reimbursement.. at least that's how it works here in PA...  I generally float between 500 and a thousand bucks at a time for squadron inventory purchases.  This past year alone I must have gone through quite a few thousand getting various inventory items to get our squadron up and running better.

And the cadets staff fundraising events through the year - and they visit local VFW's and other places to seek funding for things.  so the money in our squadron account goes to them...  Any uniform items they get are returned to our squadron if/when they leave so the squadron purchases items and in time will recycle them to the next cadet.  We park cars at two Giant Fairs (week long events) during the summer and our cadets camp out the entire week - earning quite a "fair" profit in the end.

At the moment we have three new 2nd lt cadets - who are our highest ranking (and only) cadet officers.  So as a squadron - we need to acquire these things - because all the other cadet officers in our group will be wearing them at our group conference in a few weeks...

I would certainly like it if NHQ would change the requirements for these over priced things.. but until they do - the cadets need to be in the proper uniform especially when our wing commander will be there - with local news media and so on at a conference.

- I'm guessing that there is no 'alternative' to Vanguard?  No competitor?  I've googled around but I'm only finding references to the financial company; not the uniform supply one.

-I did browse facebook 'the craigslist of GLR CAP ' or something to that effect. - I wonder how many other marketplace groups like that exist...?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/167295749978519/

There are various things listed but not what I need.


--Talk about expensive shoulder boards..  English Royal Navy Admiral is 180 Euros...  crazy.  Tghats $207.00 US
https://www.ecsnaith.com/rank-marking/shoulder-boards/rn-admiral-ceremonial-shoulder-boards.html

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 on: Yesterday at 10:35:59 PM 
Started by OldGuy - Last post by sardak
Message from 1st Air Force

MESSAGE FROM LT GEN R SCOTT WILLIAMS
TO ALL 1AF/AFNORTH/CONR PERSONNEL

As you know Team Tyndall has taken a devastating hit from Hurricane Michael and all of our missions have been affected. For decades First Air Force (1 AF) has been a tenant at Tyndall AFB, graciously hosted by the the 325th Fighter Wing (FW). With the catastrophic damage experienced at Tyndall, our Air Operations Center (AOC) is no longer functioning as the AFNORTH-CONR AOC, but instead has been transformed into the Tyndall Recovery Command and Control Center. We are now hosting the 325th FW, along with various recovery teams alongside our own contingent of 1 AF and 601 AOC staff.

Our AFNORTH and CONR missions have been relocated and are operating at an alternate location. Our AOC compound has sustained minor damages. Our 1 AF headquarters facility, the Killey Center, has roof damage that must be repaired. However, only a small portion of the Killey Center was damaged by water. It is unlikely that we will return our AFNORTH and CONR missions to Tyndall before 1 Jan 2019 though, instead we will consolidate AFNORTH and CONR missions at Langley AFB. We will do this with Augmentees from the 186th AOG, ACC, and other organizations.

We are working with the 325 FW to allow families to return and take care their personal belongings and their homes. It is currently unsafe for them to enter Tyndall AFB premises but we are moving as fast as possible to allow access. For the most up-to-date info, log into Tyndall’s website at www.tyndall.af.mil, as well as here on Facebook on the 601 AOC Hurricane Michael page. You can also check https://storms.ngs.noaa.gov for an aerial view of the damages.

While our operations must go uninterrupted, our top priority is to take care of all personnel assigned to 1 AF and their families in these very challenging times. Please make every effort to stay in contact with your teammates and their families, and help identify needs so we can meet them. You have a lot of questions, and we will communicate in every way possible so you can make plans. Thank you all for being great wingmen for each other. I am honored and humbled to serve with you supporting and defending our nation.

R. Scott Williams

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 on: Yesterday at 10:30:37 PM 
Started by hamburgee - Last post by Slim
Specifically the newer "tactical" polo. The sizing chart looked to be the same for both of the embroidered ones.
Edit: I must've misread the two pages. Still, the sizing looks to be similar for both.

The Tactical Polo is a "CornerStone Men's Select Snag Proof Tactical Polo"
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CIZLZCC/
A lot of local embroidery places have the same polos ... you could likely go try one on somewhere.
Can't hurt to call around and ask.
Good luck.

I have one of these that I bought in the size I normally wear, and it's a pretty snug fit (while anything else in that size is typically a little loose).  When I bought my tactical polo from VG, I went up a size and its much more comfortable.

 8 
 on: Yesterday at 09:59:30 PM 
Started by Hawk200 - Last post by CAP9907
Wasn't really looking to create any heated discussion, just wondering what people would like to see done for our uniforms. So far, nothing really concrete.

Looking for the ideas. What would you change? Add? Remove?

CAP is probably always going to have a couple different uniform categories (by which, I mean those meeting weight/grooming standards, and those who don't).

When it comes to uniforms, what are people interested in seeing done? If you've already posted, I know your thoughts, I'll add them to list that I consolidate. Anything else? Hard to believe that there isn't a patch, or a badge, or a uniform, or modifications that people wouldn't want to see.

Then I'll quote in case you missed it, this is quite concrete



Elimination of all USAF style uniforms for seniors. ALL OF THEM.
Adoption of USAF uniform by cadets within two years of USAF change.

credit: Gunsotsu

 9 
 on: Yesterday at 09:50:35 PM 
Started by Hawk200 - Last post by Gunsotsu
Wasn't really looking to create any heated discussion, just wondering what people would like to see done for our uniforms. So far, nothing really concrete.

Looking for the ideas. What would you change? Add? Remove?

CAP is probably always going to have a couple different uniform categories (by which, I mean those meeting weight/grooming standards, and those who don't).

When it comes to uniforms, what are people interested in seeing done? If you've already posted, I know your thoughts, I'll add them to list that I consolidate. Anything else? Hard to believe that there isn't a patch, or a badge, or a uniform, or modifications that people wouldn't want to see.

Appears to me that people have spoken, you just aren't liking what they're suggesting. You're either open to taking every opinion, even those you don't agree with, or you're just looking to stir the pot.


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 on: Yesterday at 09:20:11 PM 
Started by Hawk200 - Last post by arajca
A real service jacket for the corporate uniforms, not a security guard jacket.

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