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General Discussion => The Lobby => Topic started by: whatevah on March 24, 2005, 12:52:08 AM

Title: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: whatevah on March 24, 2005, 12:52:08 AM
okie, here's a thread for people just signing up and want to make their presence known. :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Skyray on May 09, 2005, 05:45:20 PM
I suppose if I post those who know me around the net as "Skyray" will know I'm here.  This is just to make it official.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: whatevah on May 09, 2005, 06:16:36 PM
howdy :)

go into your forum profile and add your name and grade to your signature, so we know where you're from and such.   http://captalk.net/index.php?action=profile;sa=forumProfile
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Jordan on May 25, 2005, 01:54:34 PM
I've been here forever... and ever... well, ever since it was highly publicized and so that a certain person would leave me alone about it....  ((kidding))

'Jamers has entered the forums...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: whatevah on May 25, 2005, 03:02:28 PM
howdy   ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Greg on May 25, 2005, 07:07:45 PM
howdy :)

howdy   ;D

Lt Horn thinks he's a cowboy!  :o
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: whatevah on May 26, 2005, 03:29:19 AM
lol  didn't realize I did that twice.  I reckon I goofed on that one.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: jacklumanog on June 14, 2005, 03:00:53 PM
okie, here's a thread for people just signing up and want to make their presence known. :)
Just signed up this afternoon.  I'm pretty new to CAP (just joined in March) and was just appointed to the Chaplain Service and given the grade of Captain.  Hello to all!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: bettys on June 25, 2005, 10:18:17 PM
hi
i was in CAP when I was kid back in the 70s. I was a memeber of the Highlanders squadan from New Hampshire. I made many good friends durring my years in CAP. I wish we had stayed in touch. would love to hear from anyone that was in CAP during the 70s. ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RD43 on June 26, 2005, 02:14:57 PM
Hello, I'm new from WA!! ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cmdbuddy on June 26, 2005, 02:19:15 PM
Hello, I'm new from WA!! ;)

Hi "new", I am Christie Ducote.  Welcome to CAPTalk. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cadet Bonnett on June 27, 2005, 09:37:14 AM
Hello, I'm new from WA!! ;)

welcome RD43 to CAP talk.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cadet Bonnett on June 27, 2005, 08:53:08 PM
okie, here's a thread for people just signing up and want to make their presence known. :)
Just signed up this afternoon.  I'm pretty new to CAP (just joined in March) and was just appointed to the Chaplain Service and given the grade of Captain.  Hello to all!
you became captain that fast...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on June 27, 2005, 10:12:20 PM
okie, here's a thread for people just signing up and want to make their presence known. :)
Just signed up this afternoon.  I'm pretty new to CAP (just joined in March) and was just appointed to the Chaplain Service and given the grade of Captain.  Hello to all!
you became captain that fast...

It is because of professional appointment promotions... Certain people who have special qualifications can receive promotions in recognition of these qualifications.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: salassa72 on July 25, 2005, 06:55:34 PM
;D  Hi all... I haven't been here in over a month, been busy with Hawk Mountain and all kinds of other busy, busy stuff, but I am back!!

Welcome to all of you new folks!!!!!! 


Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: shorning on July 25, 2005, 11:55:23 PM
What's Hawk Mountain? ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Xeno on July 26, 2005, 12:12:46 AM
What's Hawk Mountain? ;)

Hawk Mountain Ranger School is SAR school run by the Pennsylvania Wing. It is considered an NCSA (National Cadet Special Activity) but it is open to senior members as well. Some consider Hawk Mountain to be the most physically demanding program in CAP. I've always wanted to go, but they won't let me off work that long.

Link to Hawk Mountain information site:
http://level2.cap.gov/index.cfm?nodeID=5602
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: shorning on July 26, 2005, 12:46:38 AM
What's Hawk Mountain? ;)

Hawk Mountain Ranger School is SAR school run by the Pennsylvania Wing. It is considered an NCSA (National Cadet Special Activity) but it is open to senior members as well. Some consider Hawk Mountain to be the most physically demanding program in CAP. I've always wanted to go, but they won't let me off work that long.

Link to Hawk Mountain information site:
http://level2.cap.gov/index.cfm?nodeID=5602

That's very interesting... ;) ;) ;) ;)

Hey... ;)<---what does that icon mean?!?  That r0x0rz t3h big1 d00d!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






I just thew up in my mouth a little ::)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: fyrfitrmedic on July 30, 2005, 01:47:22 AM
 I'm in...

 Been a member going on 25 years now, having joined as a cadet.

 Large amounts of overtime keep me away from my home squadron and Hawk Mountain far more often than I'd like. That, fortunately, is changing.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cam89 on August 18, 2005, 04:16:04 PM
Hi I'm from Richmond Texas.
I'm so glad that I have a place to go to and find the info I need. I will tell my fellow cadets. I'm from Sugarland Composite Squadron.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Major_Chuck on August 18, 2005, 06:14:27 PM
Welcome...from Richmond Virginia.

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on August 19, 2005, 09:04:28 AM
I'm in...

 Been a member going on 25 years now, having joined as a cadet.

 Large amounts of overtime keep me away from my home squadron and Hawk Mountain far more often than I'd like. That, fortunately, is changing.

Welcome!  It's always great to have another voice of experience here on CAPTalk.  :)
 

Quote from: Cam89
Hi I'm from Richmond Texas.
I'm so glad that I have a place to go to and find the info I need. I will tell my fellow cadets. I'm from Sugarland Composite Squadron.

Glad you're finding CAPTalk useful.  Thanks for spreading the word.  The more people we have here, the more useful our community becomes!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cam89 on August 19, 2005, 08:24:29 PM
It is nice to know that  I feel that I can ask any thing about C.A.P. and someone is willing to help me.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on August 19, 2005, 08:40:15 PM
It is nice to know that  I feel that I can ask any thing about C.A.P. and someone is willing to help me.

It's all good.  We get to increase our post counts that way.  ;D :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cam89 on August 20, 2005, 05:50:53 PM
lol :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: WICAPMOM on August 22, 2005, 12:38:37 PM
Hello, I am Julie Anne or Major Sorenson (Dependant on who you are)

I have been a member of Civil Air Patrol since 1987.  I joined as a cadet at the age of 16.  You can do the math...  I am obviously a senior member now, having been a member longer than many cadets have been alive.  I am happily turning 35 in less than a week. ;)  More happily I am a mom, thus the user name.  I have 10 year old twins, 1 boy & 1 girl.  ;D

I am new to the discussion board world.  I learned of CAPtalk.net from a cadet from my area, MATT.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Xeno on August 22, 2005, 02:13:46 PM
Hello, I am Julie Anne or Major Sorenson (Dependant on who you are)

I have been a member of Civil Air Patrol since 1987.  I joined as a cadet at the age of 16.  You can do the math...  I am obviously a senior member now, having been a member longer than many cadets have been alive.  I am happily turning 35 in less than a week. ;)  More happily I am a mom, thus the user name.  I have 10 year old twins, 1 boy & 1 girl.  ;D

I am new to the discussion board world.  I learned of CAPtalk.net from a cadet from my area, MATT.

Welcome aboard maam.
Will we have two new members in a couple of years then?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: WICAPMOM on August 22, 2005, 02:56:38 PM
I am leaving that choice up to my children.

My son, Christopher says yes he wants to join.

Strangely enough my daughter, Danielle, is a bit of a princess; her mother is & was a tomboy.

Their dad; Ron, and I are very active in CAP and would love it if they both chose to join.  However, we want them to enjoy it and don't think that forcing it would help.  Currently they are both in Scouts and like the group type activities.  We believe that will help them to make their decisions in the future.  They would attend a different squadron from Ron and me, as we are in a senior support squadron.  We will let them choose what composite squadron they would feel most comfortable in.

Check out our squadron web site for the activities, most of which I am the project officer for. (Linked on my profile)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on August 22, 2005, 03:09:24 PM
I am leaving that choice up to my children.

My son, Christopher says yes he wants to join.

Strangely enough my daughter, Danielle, is a bit of a princess; her mother is & was a tomboy.

Their dad; Ron, and I are very active in CAP and would love it if they both chose to join.  However, we want them to enjoy it and don't think that forcing it would help.  Currently they are both in Scouts and like the group type activities.  We believe that will help them to make their decisions in the future.  They would attend a different squadron from Ron and me, as we are in a senior support squadron.  We will let them choose what composite squadron they would feel most comfortable in.

Check out our squadron web site for the activities, most of which I am the project officer for. (Linked on my profile)

Welcome to CAPTalk!  I hope you'll find a nice home here to share ideas, exchange tips, and build a network of CAP friends, acquaintances, and mentors and mentees!  :)

The idea of a Senior Support Squadron is very new to me.  Does this unit help augment and support the activities of the other units in the Group, or how does that work?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: WICAPMOM on August 22, 2005, 04:02:25 PM
COOL, a chance to advertise:

I am sure that it would differ from place to place as there is no official “Senior Support Squadron” definition.

In Wisconsin they did away with groups some years ago.  I personally miss them.  Many of the chartered groups became senior squadrons.  Each of them is quite different from the next.  My unit operates many activities that we open to anyone whom may be interested in attending.  The three activities that we host on a set annual schedule are as follows:


We operate other training as needed, like SLSs, CLCs, etc...

We will also go into other squadrons, as requested, and help them.  At one time I ran AE programs for 2 other units who did not have an active AEO.  In short we help where ever we can.  We have been called gluttons for punishment.[/list]
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Matt on August 22, 2005, 04:13:56 PM
Oh Dear God, what have I done....
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on August 22, 2005, 09:25:22 PM
COOL, a chance to advertise:

I am sure that it would differ from place to place as there is no official “Senior Support Squadron” definition.

In Wisconsin they did away with groups some years ago.  I personally miss them.  Many of the chartered groups became senior squadrons.  Each of them is quite different from the next.  My unit operates many activities that we open to anyone whom may be interested in attending.  The three activities that we host on a set annual schedule are as follows:

  • Wisconsin Wing’s Military Ball ~ held at the War Memorial & Art Museum on Milwaukee's lake front
  • Aerospace Education Weekend ~ held at the CAP hanger at Oshkosh’s Wittman Regional Airport
  • Cadex (a cadet run practice ES mission) ~ held at the Kettle Moraine State Forest.

We operate other training as needed, like SLSs, CLCs, etc...

We will also go into other squadrons, as requested, and help them.  At one time I ran AE programs for 2 other units who did not have an active AEO.  In short we help where ever we can.  We have been called gluttons for punishment.[/list]

Very cool concept.  I like it very much.  :)
 
I think you very well may be gluttons for punishment, though...  ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: WICAPMOM on August 23, 2005, 02:36:31 PM
True, but I see you may be just as much of a glutton for punishment. With the web sites and chat rooms you administrate over, they can take up a lot of time.

Honestly I love what I do!  I volunteer my time as an officer for: CAP, Girl Scouts, & Boy Scouts.

If you are are ever in Wisconsin and wish to attend one of the events email me and I will give you the details.  The times & locations are on my squadrons web site.
 ::)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Xeno on August 23, 2005, 11:16:46 PM
True, but I see you may be just as much of a glutton for punishment.

Truth be told, we all are.
We do the jobs normal folks get paid quite a pretty penny to do, and we do it all for free.

We need a union. ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: thefischNX01 on September 01, 2005, 08:29:39 PM
Yo
Flight Officer Colin Fischer from Chestertown MD
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: shorning on September 01, 2005, 10:32:19 PM
Yo-yo...


[sing]...everyone loves a Slinky....[/sing] :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on September 02, 2005, 09:30:17 AM
Quote from: thefischNX01
Yo
Flight Officer Colin Fischer from Chestertown MD

Hey -- welcome to CAPTalk, Flight Officer.   :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: thefischNX01 on September 03, 2005, 01:29:37 AM
Thank you, sirs. 

I hope that I can get some Ideas for my Aerospace Ed lessons, because I'm running out.   :-\
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on September 03, 2005, 07:18:07 PM
Thank you, sirs. 

I hope that I can get some Ideas for my Aerospace Ed lessons, because I'm running out.   :-\

Well -- we're here to be of service.  Go right ahead and start a new topic about it.  Tell us what you've done, what interests your squadron has, and that you're looking for ideas.  There will always be some of us here willing to offer experience and ideas.  :)
 
Head on over to the Aerospace Education forum (listed on the main page), and post your new topic there.  It'll be sure to garner some good responses! 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Bugsmasher on September 14, 2005, 06:09:48 PM
Hey, y'all.  I recently found this site, and figured I should quit lurking and get active on it.  Hence, this introduction.

I've first joined CAP in 1966, when I was taking flying lessons at Dalton Airport in Flushing, Michigan.  When I moved to Florida in 1968, I let my membership lapse in order to concentrate on learning my new job as an Air Traffic Controller in Miami.

I rejoined CAP in 1979 when I was contacted by a Cadet Major who was looking for a flight instructor for his solo scholarship.  I have enjoyed continuous membership since then, even during a couple of times when I burnt out and went inactive.

I've had the opportunity to serve in a number of different positions, including commander of Cadet, Senior and Composite Squadrons.  I'm presently living in the mountains of northern Georgia, where I serve CAP as a Group Commander.

It's great to meet all you folks, and I look forward to posting more as time permits.

Wayne Roshaven, Lt Col, CAP
Commander, Group 2 GAWG
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ladyreferee on September 16, 2005, 11:22:11 PM
Hi everyone,
   I've been posting for a few months now and just wanted to let everyone know that I am very thankful for having the chance to ask questions to such an awe inspiring group of CAP members! 
   And CAPtalk is the reason I've run into a problem now!  The reason my email name is lady referee is because I've been a USA Hockey ref for the last five years, filling my world all four seasons, and usually not noticing the weather since I'm on the ice, either playing hockey or as the zebra.  But now that the regular hockey season is coming up with many games to referee (and make $$), I don't know if I'll have time anymore - CAP has filled all my free time - I had taken the summer off from skating because of an errant puck to the hand.  So alot of the thanks goes to you guys and gals because without this forum, I'd probably have just coasted without getting too intererested in what my boys were doing.  But now I can just go on CAPtalk and read the boards to learn things I'd never had even known what to ask about. 
  First I took my Yeager, next I'll go for my ES card....
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Major_Chuck on September 17, 2005, 12:00:36 AM
Ewww.  I don't know which would be more dangerous.  The hockey pucks or the players.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Major_Chuck on September 17, 2005, 12:02:04 AM
Hey, y'all.  I recently found this site, and figured I should quit lurking and get active on it.  Hence, this introduction.

I've first joined CAP in 1966, when I was taking flying lessons at Dalton Airport in Flushing, Michigan.  When I moved to Florida in 1968, I let my membership lapse in order to concentrate on learning my new job as an Air Traffic Controller in Miami.

I rejoined CAP in 1979 when I was contacted by a Cadet Major who was looking for a flight instructor for his solo scholarship.  I have enjoyed continuous membership since then, even during a couple of times when I burnt out and went inactive.

I've had the opportunity to serve in a number of different positions, including commander of Cadet, Senior and Composite Squadrons.  I'm presently living in the mountains of northern Georgia, where I serve CAP as a Group Commander.

It's great to meet all you folks, and I look forward to posting more as time permits.

Wayne Roshaven, Lt Col, CAP
Commander, Group 2 GAWG

Welcome aboard.

-CC
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: PJ on September 21, 2005, 12:45:31 PM
A Little Late but im here. My name is Rob and the originator of this thread is my Sqrd. commader.DE004! I found out about this website through my wing links page. Im 17 and i wish i would have known about the CAP when i was 12  ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on September 21, 2005, 12:57:31 PM
Quote from: PJ
A Little Late but im here. My name is Rob and the originator of this thread is my Sqrd. commader.DE004! I found out about this website through my wing links page. Im 17 and i wish i would have known about the CAP when i was 12  ;D

There's no such thing as being a late arrival here at CAPTalk.  People are signing up almost every day here.    (Though I am surprised that Jerry hasn't made it squadron SOP for all members to register at CAPTalk  ;)  )

Hope you find CAPTalk as informative and worthwhile as you sound to be finding CAP itself!  Welcome!  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: capchiro on September 29, 2005, 10:42:15 AM
Just arrived and found a delightful and informative forum.  Good work to one and all.  I plan to utilize this site as an asset for our squadron.  I am always looking for creative and fun things to supplement the cadet program and to keep the Cadets engaged and active.  I have over 35 years experience in CAP, was a cadet in the dark ages...1963-64..Look forward to sharing with others of the same interest.   
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: PKS on November 02, 2005, 11:35:44 AM
Hello All!  I found this place after a web search, and so far so good!  I've been looking for a good CAP discussion board, but until now, all I'd found was way too much negativity.

I'm new to CAP, GAWG Senior Squadron 130, 8 years Air Force, and I've waned to join for 5 or 6 years but other obligations have kept me from it.  So now I'm in and accumulating all of the required goodies, taking the tests, etc., and gearing up for the start of the year.

Now I suppose I should go edit my profile and add the appropriate information.  Glad to be here!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Mac on November 02, 2005, 01:00:20 PM
Welcome to CAP and CAPTalk. Hope we can be of help to any questions you have or that come up.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MustangCadet on November 15, 2005, 07:09:15 PM
IM HERE! im a C/SrA in Mustang Cadet Squadron (u may or maynot have heard of it, if you have let me know) ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: fyrfitrmedic on November 20, 2005, 09:06:33 PM
This is kind of an 'I'm here' post - again.

I've been swamped on several levels with the illness and passing of my father - ILT Bart Rowley NERPA093 - a little under 8 weeks ago. Not only was he my father but my squadron's CD/S and leadership officer and in general an indispensible member of the unit.

On a positive note, we've picked up a few new cadets and things are settling down a little bit. I'm looking forward to Winter School as my first chance to get into the woods in way, way too long.

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: AlphaSigOU on November 26, 2005, 05:52:27 PM
Great to be back in CAP after a 17-year break in service!

I started off as a cadet at Dekalb County Cadet Squadron (09065/GA-065) way back in 1977, then transfered to Florida Wing (08117 - University Cadet Squadron (defunct) and 08125/FL-125 - North Miami Cadet Squadron (now defunct)), Got my Mitchell and Earhart, then converted to senior member after I enlisted in the Air Force Did my senior time as a TFO and 1LT in one of the overseas squadrons (99117 - Bitburg/Spangdahlem Cadet Squadron) then transferred to National Capital Wing (45053/DC-053 - Fairfax County Composite Squadron). Eventually, other activities took over my time, and I let my membership lapse in 1988.

Fast forward 17 years later and I rejoin CAP here at Addison Eagles Composite Squadron (TX-390). Working with the cadets again and waiting for my promotion orders to get my old 1LT grade reinstated. I'm the assistant activities officer for the squadron.

(Lt. Col. Roshaven (who introduced himself earlier in this thread) may remember me - we were both in University Cadet Squadron way back WIWAC. Got some flying time with him for my observer wings, but unfortunately the paperwork was lost in one of my transfers, so I don't wear 'em anymore. But I am working my way to getting them back! ;D)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on November 26, 2005, 08:05:38 PM
Great to be back in CAP after a 17-year break in service!

I started off as a cadet at Dekalb County Cadet Squadron (09065/GA-065) way back in 1977, then transfered to Florida Wing (08117 - University Cadet Squadron (defunct) and 08125/FL-125 - North Miami Cadet Squadron (now defunct)), Got my Mitchell and Earhart, then converted to senior member after I enlisted in the Air Force Did my senior time as a TFO and 1LT in one of the overseas squadrons (99117 - Bitburg/Spangdahlem Cadet Squadron) then transferred to National Capital Wing (45053/DC-053 - Fairfax County Composite Squadron). Eventually, other activities took over my time, and I let my membership lapse in 1988.

Fast forward 17 years later and I rejoin CAP here at Addison Eagles Composite Squadron (TX-390). Working with the cadets again and waiting for my promotion orders to get my old 1LT grade reinstated. I'm the assistant activities officer for the squadron.

(Lt. Col. Roshaven (who introduced himself earlier in this thread) may remember me - we were both in University Cadet Squadron way back WIWAC. Got some flying time with him for my observer wings, but unfortunately the paperwork was lost in one of my transfers, so I don't wear 'em anymore. But I am working my way to getting them back! ;D)

Welcome to CAPTalk!  (and welcome back to CAP!)  :)
 
Glad to see you're jumping right back in the swing of things!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Uhuru1906 on November 29, 2005, 05:56:42 PM
I guess I'm a "pre-newbie". I've just submitted my app, fingerprints and check to become a Senior Member of Phoenix Composite Squadron in New York City.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: TankerT on December 19, 2005, 05:17:55 PM
Logged on here for the first time... normally lurk on Cadetstuff

... recently told I should check out this place... etc. etc...

Been in CAP a long time... former cadet... etc... etc....


So... howdy.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: pixelwonk on December 19, 2005, 06:22:55 PM
Logged on here for the first time... normally lurk on Cadetstuff

... recently told I should check out this place... etc. etc...

Been in CAP a long time... former cadet... etc... etc....


So... howdy.


...I thought I smelled the scent of wool cardigan  ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Matt on December 19, 2005, 06:24:56 PM
...I thought I smelled the scent of wool cardigan  ;)

No Comment  ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: afgeo4 on December 20, 2005, 12:54:44 AM
Phoenix Comp Sqdn... NER-NY-301

I was a cadet programs officer under Capt Ellie Tam until I transferred just over a year ago to Syracuse, NY.

Actually, Lt Sturgess (now the NYCG CC) was my boss and the squadron's Deputy Commander for Cadets.  Lt Mike Sim was my partner in crime and the other leadership officer there.  It is a fine squadron with well-earned honors, including the first flights over Ground Zero.  I wish you well and praise you for your dedication and decision to join.

PS:  Do make friends with the soldiers of the 69th Infantry and the NY Guard unit at the armory and do partake in the O-Club activities after meetings.  That armory and unit has amazing history that dates back to the revolutionary war and I'm sure they have lots of stories to tell about their recent 1 year deployment in Iraq.  Oh, if you see Ozzie down there, tell him "hi" for me please (Ozzie is a well known soldier at the armory).
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: TankerT on December 20, 2005, 02:30:43 PM
...I thought I smelled the scent of wool cardigan  ;)

No, that's just your unwashed socks you're smelling...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: WICAPMOM on December 28, 2005, 12:36:52 AM
...I thought I smelled the scent of wool cardigan  ;)

So if he is Mister Rogers who is Mister McFeely?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on December 28, 2005, 12:44:32 AM
...I thought I smelled the scent of wool cardigan  ;)

So if he is Mister Rogers who is Mister McFeely?

Inside joke.  ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Uhuru1906 on December 28, 2005, 01:15:50 PM
Thanks for the welcome. I've received my initial ID card so I'm "official". I have met some folks from the NY guard and checked out the glass case displays of the 69th Inf. Its fascinating stuff.
I'll do my best to make a contribution to the squad and I'll be on the lookout for "Ozzie".
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Bugsmasher on December 28, 2005, 09:50:19 PM
Quote from: AlphaSigOU link=topic=135.msg5032#msg5032

(Lt. Col. Roshaven (who introduced himself earlier in this thread) may remember me - we were both in University Cadet Squadron way back WIWAC. Got some flying time with him for my observer wings, but unfortunately the paperwork was lost in one of my transfers, so I don't wear 'em anymore. But I am working my way to getting them back! ;D)

Indeed I do remember you.  Sorry it took so long to post this, but I haven't visited this thread is a while.  I have seen your name here and over at Cadet Stuff, and I have been meaning to contact you and see if you were the Cadet Corway I remembered from University Cadet Squadron.  I'll send you an email and see if you remember some of the other names from the past, such as Handrahan, Abrieu, Meyers, Lt Col Bob Miller, etc.

Glad to see you're back in CAP. 

(Mod Edit: Fixed broken tags.  --MK)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Reeses Peanut Butter Cup on January 13, 2006, 03:07:59 PM
i'm here i just started on uhh...... 9 january 2006 and I'M HERE!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on January 13, 2006, 03:11:18 PM
I think I'll just call you PBC for short.  ;D

Welcome... Gotta ask though... Do you like to eat the peanut butter first?  :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pace on January 13, 2006, 06:26:27 PM
Do you like to eat the peanut butter first?  :D
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Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Nathan on January 17, 2006, 05:58:18 PM
Okay, I'll introduce myself, although about half the people here already know me.

I'm Nathan Scalia. I'm a C/Capt in Civil Air Patrol and have been in CAP for a little over 3 years. Right now I'm playing cadet leadership officer/cadet XO hybrid... I don't know either. I'm also a moderator on CadetStuff. Other than that... there ain't too much to know about me, I suppose...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Reeses Peanut Butter Cup on January 19, 2006, 05:21:16 PM
I think I'll just call you PBC for short.  ;D

Welcome... Gotta ask though... Do you like to eat the peanut butter first?  :D
no, i take all the chocolate off of it adn then i roll the peanut butter into a ball and eat it (i susually choke on it  ;D)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RobG on January 29, 2006, 12:07:35 AM
Is this the place were we can place our official announcement of your membership to Cap Talk?

I hope so because I too will be returning to CAP. I am a past member of CAP.

I first started in 1983 and left in 1987. I have held theses positions before;
Testing Officer, Supply Officer, Safety Officer, Flight Line Officer (SAR Evaluation), Deputy Squadron Commander. My Rank at departure was 1LT, I was close to Captain when I quit.

I look forward to returning to CAP. I have been trying to keep up with current events of CAP, but I am rusty.  I stumbled upon CAP Talk recently and I have been reading as much as I can.

I look forward to reading all comments posted in all CAP Talk forums.  :)
 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: shorning on January 29, 2006, 07:20:28 AM
I first started in 1983 and left in 1987.

Looks like you were active in MNWG at the same time I was.  Although, I joined as a cadet in 1982.  Move to Minneapolis in 1987.  What squadron were you a member of?  I was in several, but a member of Viking Cadet Squadron when I was in Group 3.  I was also in Crow Wing Comp. Squadron (Brainerd) as a cadet, and Red Wing Comp. Squadron and Cannon Valley Flight as a senior.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RobG on January 29, 2006, 04:48:16 PM
Steve, When I first joined it was at Valley Squadron, under AL Brandon. I transfered to Viking right after I finished  my Level 1.  Viking was a lot closer to home.

Viking was meeting at a American Legion  in St. Louis Park. Tom Theis was Squadron CDR., at the time. Tom is now a Lt. Col. and is at 130th Squadron in Farmington, he is again Squadron CDR.

You must have left around the time I transfered, around May or June 1982. We picked up cadets from Skyhawk that closed do to lack of members. Do you remember Chris Mayer?, last I heard he went AF as an 2LT with missiles, many years ago now.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: drcomm on February 19, 2006, 08:38:03 PM
I'm new to CAP talk.  I was a cadet member of the Ellington Composite Squadron (formerly 42098) SWRTX-098 in Houston, TX from 1978- 1986.  I was heavy into the communications program and served as a Houston area FM net control and ran the Texas wing HF nets on occasion.  I was a Mitchell cadet and served as the Cadet Commander for a time.  I dropped out of CAP after getting married and moving to Oklahoma in 1986 for my job.  About a year ago my eldest son told me he wanted to join the CAP but only if I would too.  So, here I am.  I am now the Communications Officer for the Starbase Composite Squadron SWROK-151 in Tulsa, OK.  I am a ham radio operator (KA5OWI), hold an FCC General Radiotelephone License, and I am an A&P mechanic/ avionics tech. for American Airlines at the Tulsa International Airport.

"CAP Talk" looks like a great resource for bouncing questions off of people about the different programs.  Comm. has change much since the late 70's and early to mid 80's.  Looking forward to learning all I can about these changes.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: alexalvarez on February 20, 2006, 12:07:10 AM
I'm here. I just joined CAP Talk 29 Jan. 2006. I did not know this site existed until  I accidentally stumbled across it one day. I joined CAP in 1964 and obtained the rank of C/LTC with the San Antonio Composite Squadron (it is now called the Lackland Cadet Squadron). At 21 I became a senior member and stayed with the squadron until 1972. I later rejoined from 1976-1979 and then again from 1991 to 1992. I last rejoined in 1997 and plan to stay with CAP until the second coming.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: pixelwonk on February 20, 2006, 12:05:39 PM
I am now the Communications Officer for the Starbase Composite Squadron SWROK-151 in Tulsa, OK.  I am a ham radio operator (KA5OWI), hold an FCC General Radiotelephone License, and I am an A&P mechanic/ avionics tech. for American Airlines at the Tulsa International Airport.

Welcome & 73,
de WX9AUX
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cadet Innominate on February 24, 2006, 05:54:25 AM
Hmm. I'm here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pumbaa on March 05, 2006, 07:31:14 PM
Senior Member here...

Richard Fairchild from Western NY, Fingerlakes.

My daughter (13) joined CAP as she wants to become a missionary pilot for Mission Aviation Fellowship (You know the End of the Spear.. Nate Saint folks)

By trade I am a Chief Technical Officer for a major radio network/ ministry here in NY.  I am also a profession photographer for the last 23 years.  I am in the process of joing MaF as a missionary, I will be in their Learning technologies/ Distance Learning group.

Since I was going to be sitting around for 2 hours each week after a 45 minutes drive for my daughters CAP meetings, I figured I might as well make myself useful.

Looks like I am going to be PAO for the Elmira squadron.. So much to learn so much to do!  I might be flying out to L.I. for a PAO seminar...  Man the ink has not even dried on my member card!

My first task was getting them a web presence.  You can see the prototype at www.elmiracap.com  I am still adding to it before we go up the chain fpr approvals.  Note that the section that says members only will not be visable when we go offical, that will be an area where CAP members will sign in.

I've had to beg borrow and steal to get content so far.

This site runs on my linux box, using MySQL, PHP and a content managment system so it is totally data base driven.

Still more to do, but I think it is look pretty good.  The site banner is a temporary, as I dont like it much.  I will create a better looking one after the site is completed with all the content and features.

My next project is designing a squadron patch, I already have a prototype and we are seeking permission from our host (Wings of Eagles Discovery Center) to use it as a tie in to the air museum.

After that I the project with the cadets is to build a portable display about CAP, as well as a history display, that we will donate to the museum.

I guess I've hit the ground running.. or is that on the runway ready for takeoff?

OK you wanna know how serious I am?  Shaved off my 7 year old goatee!!!  Yep, decided if I am going to do it I might as well go regulation!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: alexalvarez on March 06, 2006, 12:52:31 AM
Welcome SM Richard Fairchild. And God Bless you and your family in your endeavors.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: shorning on March 06, 2006, 01:32:09 AM
OK you wanna know how serious I am?  Shaved off my 7 year old goatee!!!  Yep, decided if I am going to do it I might as well go regulation!

You didn't have to go to that extreme.  You could have stayed within regulation if you had just chosen to wear a corporate uniform.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on March 06, 2006, 10:06:24 AM
Senior Member here...

Richard Fairchild from Western NY, Fingerlakes.

My daughter (13) joined CAP as she wants to become a missionary pilot for Mission Aviation Fellowship (You know the End of the Spear.. Nate Saint folks)

{snip}

I guess I've hit the ground running.. or is that on the runway ready for takeoff?

OK you wanna know how serious I am?  Shaved off my 7 year old goatee!!!  Yep, decided if I am going to do it I might as well go regulation!

Welcome Richard!

It is really refreshing when someone with so much energy and excitement for the program joins CAP!  I'm glad you have stumbled upon CAPTalk as well as CAP.  It sounds like you've already dove in head first and are tackling some pretty good projects.

Your website is very nice!  Database-driven websites with plenty of content to offer (that also look aesthetically appealing) are rare in CAP, but an awesome PR tool for your unit to leverage.  Excellent work on that!

Welcome to CAPTalk and don't hesitate to ask questions, gather ideas, crack a joke, or dive right into one of our philisophical discussions.   ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pumbaa on March 06, 2006, 10:24:58 AM
Yeah I know shaving the goatee is extreem...  hey look I did it for one of my daughers ballets too ;)

I can grow it back in a week if I want to!

I figured if I am going to try and get some PR going for the squadron, then I have to be pressing the flesh.. What better way then to walk in wearing the blues?  I already have distinctive greys, but they look too corporate and wont make much of an impression.

Besides I was getting tired of the goatee, wanted to see my face :P

I just downloaded and printed 190-1 vol 1 and 2.  Only 150 pages of info.

I am really suprised at how little the community knows about CAP.  When I was a kid in the 70's, CAP was well know in the burbs of Boston...

Well I live in what is called the cradle of aviation.. We have the Curtiss Museum, Wings of Eagles, Harris hill gliding and also the Soaring museum.  Sweitzer is a stones throw from our Squadron HQ.

With all this aviation out here, there is no reason we should be lurking in the shadows.  Time to get the light out from under the bushel!!!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Nick on March 09, 2006, 08:28:32 PM
Crack open the beer, I'm here. :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: AlphaSigOU on March 09, 2006, 08:46:28 PM
Crack open the beer, I'm here. :)

Hoisting a [virtual] cold one in your general direction from up here in the DFW area!  ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: shorning on March 09, 2006, 10:47:28 PM
Crack open the beer, I'm here. :)

You buyin', sport? ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on March 10, 2006, 01:17:08 AM
Crack open the beer, I'm here. :)

You buyin', sport? ;)

If that's the case, count me in. :angel:

Welcome Nick!   :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Becks on March 13, 2006, 02:39:20 PM
Im here  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: alexalvarez on March 13, 2006, 07:36:47 PM
Welcome Drew! Blessings upon you.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Matt on March 13, 2006, 09:26:02 PM
He actually signed up...

Welcome... you've got CAP Spam... ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: lordmonar on March 14, 2006, 04:09:05 AM
Greetings all.

I am Patrick Harris.  I am the squadron commander of the 113th Cadet Squadron Misawa Japan.  I am also an active duty MSgt with the 373d Support Squadron.

I look forward to talking to you all here on CAP-Talk
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: shorning on March 14, 2006, 06:03:22 AM
[12-step program voice]Hi Patrick.[/12-step program voice]



Looks like someone misspelled thier user name.... ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: lordmonar on March 14, 2006, 10:50:12 AM
Yea, Pylon is going to fix it for me.  >:(
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on March 14, 2006, 11:38:35 AM
Yea, Pylon is going to fix it for me.  >:(

Fixed.   ;)

Welcome to CAPTalk.  Make yourself at home!    8)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Major_Chuck on March 14, 2006, 01:23:10 PM
Greetings all.

I am Patrick Harris.  I am the squadron commander of the 113th Cadet Squadron Misawa Japan.  I am also an active duty MSgt with the 373d Support Squadron.

I look forward to talking to you all here on CAP-Talk

Patrick!  Still in Japan.  Good to 'see' you again.  I remember you from the old site.

-Chuck
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: AlphaSigOU on March 14, 2006, 02:04:27 PM
Welcome aboard, Cap'n Harris!  ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: merlin0085 on March 14, 2006, 07:47:25 PM
Hey Ya'll. I'm Stew Sibert. Some of you VAWG folks might remember me, but I'm in exile at the Coast Guard Academy right now.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Major_Chuck on March 14, 2006, 07:52:33 PM
Hey Ya'll. I'm Stew Sibert. Some of you VAWG folks might remember me, but I'm in exile at the Coast Guard Academy right now.

Coastie.  I asked you "Why not Air Force,  you said Coast Guard.  You said assignments in the Gulf of Mexico, I said more like iceberg patrol off the coast of Northern Alaska.

Good to hear from you Stew.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Al Sayre on March 20, 2006, 10:46:27 AM
I'm Baaaack...  Former Cadet from FL and NY wings.  Rejoined in November after 25 year absence.  Private Pilot, Electrical Engineer.  Rejoined to get my daughter involved, now look what a fine mess I've gotten us into... :D 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RobG on March 21, 2006, 06:12:21 PM
Welcome back Al.

 As they say you can take the man away from CAP, but you can't take CAP out of the man, or something like that.  ::)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Al Sayre on March 22, 2006, 08:25:58 AM
Thanks, glad to be back.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on March 22, 2006, 09:47:37 AM
As they say you can take the man away from CAP, but you can't take CAP out of the man, or something like that.  ::)

That's because CAP is one of those inoperable tumors...  it just grows inside of you.  It's really the only way to explain most of our dedication to the agency.   :D

Ow... my aneurysm is acting up...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Kerrbie on March 26, 2006, 01:46:39 AM
okay yall I supose as of when i reg. i am the newest member until the next person and they they will. haha..no lol

okay a bit about me.
Name:Katie Kerr
Age:15
Rank: C/Amn (if you want to know why im not a higher rank pm me not that i care)
Group: I am in group 1
Squadron: we are newly formed we are the Germantown Composite Squadron.
How Long: Ive been in CAP for about 1 year and 1/2
How did you find out about CAP: Im a navy brat so i nknew the basic facing movements anyhow but my friend C/1AMN Dickenson would not let it go that CAP was so kool, this went on for weeks. Until i said find i'll go. And i loved it! i maid a lot of friends and have had a lot of experiences.
What have you done in CAP: I am curently the PAO of my Sqadron with 3 others on my Staff. Im very proud of them. lol :clap: I have been to the Tri-Wing Encampment 2005, my basic year. I recived Honnor Cadet of my flight, ate breakfest with encampment commander Capt. John Winters for most modivation, and made a tosat at the Banquet ;D It was very kool. I am now also appilying for PAO for a Staff position at Encampment or anywhere they need me. I am on our Drill Team and on our Ground Team, I am am part of the Honnor Guard headed by Col Jett also know as the head of the Drug Demand Redution Program.
Well thats about it. Thanks for reading.! ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Hammer on April 03, 2006, 04:19:45 PM
i just heard about this site from a friend.  so far so good!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: alexalvarez on April 04, 2006, 12:01:32 AM
Welcome, Hammer. I hope you learn more about CAP from this site. I have learned a great deal.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Hammer on April 04, 2006, 10:16:48 AM
Welcome, Hammer. I hope you learn more about CAP from this site. I have learned a great deal.

Thank you sir!  I hope that I learn alot also.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SER Safety on April 05, 2006, 03:31:41 PM
New in CAP Talk
all the way from Miami, FLA
Great stuff

hope the cadets do not mind as SM a part of the group
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Al Sayre on April 05, 2006, 03:33:16 PM
Welcome to the party!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: shorning on April 06, 2006, 01:20:18 AM
New in CAP Talk
all the way from Miami, FLA
Great stuff

hope the cadets do not mind as SM a part of the group


Welcome!  There are more seniors here than cadets.  At least more that post.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: cadetnelson on April 06, 2006, 05:57:38 PM
Hello.  I am just joining the Civil Air Patrol now at age 17.  Do you think this is too late to get meaningful participation in the cadet program?  I've wanted to join since I was 11 but other activities always prevented it.  I really want to go far in the program and be promoted in rank and I'm willing to do the work.  Well, hello everyone...... 8)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pace on April 06, 2006, 07:34:10 PM
Hello.  I am just joining the Civil Air Patrol now at age 17.  Do you think this is too late to get meaningful participation in the cadet program?  I've wanted to join since I was 11 but other activities always prevented it.  I really want to go far in the program and be promoted in rank and I'm willing to do the work.  Well, hello everyone...... 8)
Work hard and progress at a level where you're learning and applying the material in the program.  I joined 3 months before my 18th birthday, but since I was a junior in high school with 2 1/2 years of AFJROTC under my belt, I had all the basics squared away.  I just picked up on the CAP specific stuff and moved along.  Even though I did use the AFJROTC accelerated promotions, there were a few places were I stayed in one achievement for a few months to gain experience.  In the end, I earned Eaker just about "on time" with respect to the normal TiG progression.

If I had been in high gear and wouldn't have taken so long getting to Eaker, I would have had 2 more chances to take the Spaatz...and would have had it since I Aced! the Leadership, passed the essay, and barely failed the AE (by 2-3 questions).  As for PT, I spent so much time studying I didn't get around to working out and the day of the exam I was exhausted (I know, not too smart).  Oh well, some things just aren't meant to be.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Nick on April 06, 2006, 07:50:15 PM
Hello.  I am just joining the Civil Air Patrol now at age 17.  Do you think this is too late to get meaningful participation in the cadet program?  I've wanted to join since I was 11 but other activities always prevented it.  I really want to go far in the program and be promoted in rank and I'm willing to do the work.  Well, hello everyone...... 8)

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

I had a frickin' amazingly motivational response written, and it didn't post!

Oh well, let's see how much of it I can remember:

Let me say that as someone who joined at 17 years old after 3 years of AFJROTC, don't do what I did.  I got burned out of being a cadet and became a senior member shortly after I turned 18.  Don't do it.  Today, I regret making that decision, knowing that I could have easily achieved the Spaatz Award before turning 21. 

Yes, there is plenty of time for you to get meaningful participation out of the program.  So, here is my advice to you:

1) As one of the oldest cadets, you will be looked to as a role-model by the younger cadets.  Learn the regulations, know your material (aerospace, leadership, drill and ceremonies, uniforms), ask questions, do everything you can to better yourself as a follower and as a leader.

2) Be a positive role-model.  Be polite, courteous, respectful, responsible -- to yourself and to those with whom you work, and always be willing to help and mentor your fellow cadets.

3) Volunteer for everything you reasonably can (giving work and/or school priority).  Attend every activity you reasonably can.  Accept every opportunity for jobs, assignments, duties, etc. you reasonably can.  Bottom line: Don't look back on your cadet life as a senior member and say "I wish I got a chance to do that when I was a cadet."

4) Listen to all the advice anyone who has been in the program offers you ... but know the difference between advice to hold onto, and what to dismiss, and remember advice is a form of nostalgia.  Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for what it's worth.  One day down the road, you as a senior member will be giving that same advice to your cadets.

5) In four short years -- the day after you turn 21 and pin on Captain (since you will earn your Spaatz award), don't forget where you came from.  You will be a senior member -- you will have the responsibility to view the cadet program differently; as an administrator of the program and not as a participant in it -- but never forget what it's like to be a cadet.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on April 06, 2006, 07:58:08 PM
Hello.  I am just joining the Civil Air Patrol now at age 17.  Do you think this is too late to get meaningful participation in the cadet program?  I've wanted to join since I was 11 but other activities always prevented it.  I really want to go far in the program and be promoted in rank and I'm willing to do the work.  Well, hello everyone...... 8)

I joined when I was 16 and managed to get my Earhart before turning 21.  I think there is more to the Cadet Program than just doing the stuff that gets you promoted though... At least there should be.  I hope you find that there is more to the program than getting to [Insert Milestone Award Here] before turning into a pumpkin.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: alexalvarez on April 06, 2006, 08:22:54 PM
Cadet Nelson, Seventeen is not old. You will have many opportunities to experience, advance and participate in positive activities. God Bless.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: cadetnelson on April 07, 2006, 11:44:51 PM
Thanks for your replies and kind words.  Let me clarify.  I do not wish to breeze through the program simply moving from promotion to promotion.  I just do want to make sure that I get everything out of it that I can.  So, I will find a nice happy medium so I'm not rushing through, nor am I just sitting around  taking in the scenery.

I'm glad the general concensus is that 17 is not too old.  I was kind of nervous about that part....... ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: jstadter on April 10, 2006, 03:03:34 PM
Hi,  I Joined CAP a year ago and am loving it.  We just flew two missions (Sat. and Sun.) following the Red River from Fargo, ND to Pembina, ND surveying floodwaters.  We used our SDIS system to send the pictures we took to various Emergency Services managers.  This is what CAP is all about!

Look forward to participation in this site.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: cadetnelson on April 10, 2006, 03:05:02 PM
howdy
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pace on April 10, 2006, 03:26:50 PM
Welcome!!
We just flew two missions (Sat. and Sun.) following the Red River
You should drop an ELT in an air tight (and air filled) container and send it down the Red River.  See how far it gets downstream.  If no one finds it throughout the country, I'll be happy to pick it up in Shreveport, LA and take the find credit.  ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: jstadter on April 10, 2006, 03:31:20 PM
This Red River flows north into Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pace on April 10, 2006, 03:32:36 PM
This Red River flows north into Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba.
Awww.  And I was so close...  >:(
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Zonekeeper on May 01, 2006, 04:42:10 PM
After lurking here for three years, I've finally decided to register. Haven't been a member for two years, but I'm thinking of starting back up as a senior member once I start college. Oh, and hi Captain Pace! Long time no see.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: shorning on May 01, 2006, 06:27:26 PM
After lurking here for three years,...

Wow, has this sight really been here three years? ???
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Zonekeeper on May 01, 2006, 06:39:06 PM
Sorry, should have clarified. I started lurking around the old board that shut down before this one opened.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: laurlaurforever on May 03, 2006, 09:15:08 AM
heyyyyyyy
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: alexalvarez on May 03, 2006, 04:29:20 PM
Welcome.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: mdickinson on May 05, 2006, 07:12:28 PM
Hello. Found a link to this site at www.nywgcadets.org - who else is here?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on May 05, 2006, 07:27:14 PM
Hello. Found a link to this site at www.nywgcadets.org - who else is here?

There's a healthy handful of people from NYWG here.  The NYWG encampment also has their official questions/answers forum on here, as well.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: jspear on May 21, 2006, 07:38:49 PM
Great site..

Thanks !!!!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CAP428 on June 09, 2006, 02:21:12 AM
Well, I'm here!!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: shorning on June 09, 2006, 03:22:22 AM
Well, I'm here!!

Welcome!  Tell us a bit about yourself.  Help us get to know the real CAP428. :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: schreiberboy on June 09, 2006, 11:27:49 AM
I'm here :)  just found out about this place a couple days ago.  I'm originally from San Diego but recently I moved to Brookings, Oregon, and even more recently I decided to go to a military academy in Camden, South Carolina...so yeah. >>Semper Fi<<
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CAP428 on June 09, 2006, 05:27:34 PM
Well, I'm here!!

Welcome!  Tell us a bit about yourself.  Help us get to know the real CAP428. :)

Well, I'm from Oklahoma and I joined CAP a while back after going to an air show and visiting a promotional table.  It's a great, fun organization and I get a lot out of it.  I am working on earning my pilot's license while in CAP because both my grandpa and dad have a history in civil aviation and I like it too.  My squadron does ground school so I'm excited to begin that later this fall.  I also like working air shows, they're neat.  I plan on going to the national honor guard academy next summer.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: PhoenixRisen on June 10, 2006, 12:38:56 AM
I'm here :)  just found out about this place a couple days ago.  I'm originally from San Diego but recently I moved to Brookings, Oregon, and even more recently I decided to go to a military academy in Camden, South Carolina...so yeah. >>Semper Fi<<


I know I've talked to you on here, but officially, welcome to CAPTalk man!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: flyerthom on June 24, 2006, 12:40:03 PM
Hi

Tom Cooper, 1Lt in Las Vegas,
Trauma and EMS RN by profession. Working to build up enough PIC hours to fly as a mission pilot.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: commtalk on June 26, 2006, 12:25:21 PM
Hello,

I am new here and I just wanted to say hello to all. I've been doing some reading and I am getting a lot of good info. I am with the 154th in Blairsville, Ga. where I serve as Comm. Officer and Squad Webmaster when I have time. We are not up and running yet but we are working on it. Thank you for what you are doing here. :clap:
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MajorChuck on June 30, 2006, 11:40:39 PM
Greetings From Michigan!

I'm Chuck Cook,I'm a Comm. Officer on MIWG Staff.
Joined CAP in 1999.
I am also a Amateur Radio  Operator,Callsign N8SN,and My CAP Callsign is Red Robin 4.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Marine Corps Gal on July 15, 2006, 12:11:59 PM
I just joined CapTalk last night.  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Heather on July 17, 2006, 09:38:34 PM
I just joined this site a few days ago...I'm from CTWG specifically the 399th Composite Squadron in Danbury, CT...I've been in CAP for almost 2 years now and I've been having a lot of fun...especially at Encampment and Cadet Ball...some of you who know me might know what I mean...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on July 17, 2006, 11:48:43 PM
I just joined this site a few days ago...I'm from CTWG specifically the 399th Composite Squadron in Danbury, CT...I've been in CAP for almost 2 years now and I've been having a lot of fun...especially at Encampment and Cadet Ball...some of you who know me might know what I mean...

I just joined CapTalk last night.  :)

Welcome to CAPTalk, girls! Feel free to ask us any questions you might have.  I hope you enjoy conversing with the other CAP cadets and seniors here!   :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ColonelJack on July 26, 2006, 06:28:50 AM
Hi ... newest fellow on here!  Was in CAP from 1981 to 1996 and will be rejoining soon.  Did just 'bout everything at the squadron level, looking forward to more challenges!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Becks on July 26, 2006, 10:14:42 AM
Welcome Jack!
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Post by: Matt on July 26, 2006, 03:19:24 PM
Hi ... newest fellow on here!  Was in CAP from 1981 to 1996 and will be rejoining soon.  Did just 'bout everything at the squadron level, looking forward to more challenges!

Welcome aboard... we will be your guides through this insanity, and if at anytime the question arises, yes, we too are glutens for punishment.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: fyrfitrmedic on July 26, 2006, 04:08:08 PM
Hi ... newest fellow on here!  Was in CAP from 1981 to 1996 and will be rejoining soon.  Did just 'bout everything at the squadron level, looking forward to more challenges!

Welcome aboard... we will be your guides through this insanity, and if at anytime the question arises, yes, we too are glutens for punishment.

 If we're glutens for punishment, does that mean we're guilty of going against the grain?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on July 26, 2006, 05:59:43 PM
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Post by: Psicorp on July 28, 2006, 12:16:01 PM
Greetings From Michigan!

I'm Chuck Cook,I'm a Comm. Officer on MIWG Staff.
Joined CAP in 1999.
I am also a Amateur Radio  Operator,Callsign N8SN,and My CAP Callsign is Red Robin 4.


Greetings, sir.

It's always an honor to meet a local on an internet bulletin site.  Out of curiosity, sir, will you be attending the practice SAR/DR in Monroe on Aug. 18-20th?

Jamie Kahler, SM
MI-257
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Spaceman3750 on August 17, 2006, 09:05:44 AM
Hey guys, a shoutout from ILWG...  Many of you probably know me from CS and Civil Air Portal...
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Post by: Pylon on August 17, 2006, 05:02:59 PM
Hey guys, a shoutout from ILWG...  Many of you probably know me from CS and Civil Air Portal...

Welcome aboard.  Can't have too many CAP-website-accounts! Might as well hit them all. :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Smitty (The Other One) on August 31, 2006, 10:36:00 PM
Greetings.  Some of y'all may know me from CS and CivilAirPortal.  Because I'm retiring from the CAP Cadet Program next month and don't have any time for CAP because of college, CAP online forums make up the extent of my 'CAP Activities.' :)  It was funny to find another Smitty on CAPTalk... so far, I'm the only one on CS and CivilAirPortal. 

My Mom was once a member of CAPTalk... back when it was all e-mails and no online forum.  I learned some cool things about CAP from her correspondence with people online from all over the country, and have learned more about the organization as a whole.  It's cool to know that if I've got questions, there's 3 different forums I can go to to get answers (4 counting baseops.net).   

Anyway, it's good to be here and I'll do my best not to put my foot in my mouth.  I hope to enjoy a lot of cool discussions and learn even more about CAP, AFROTC, the military and other stuff.  These forums rock!   
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: shorning on August 31, 2006, 11:21:22 PM
My Mom was once a member of CAPTalk... back when it was all e-mails and no online forum. 

The two aren't the same thing.  In fact the email group still exists.  They are entirely separate from each other with the only common factor being "CAP".
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cobra1597 on September 01, 2006, 12:15:37 AM
Hello all. Just registered here. I've been in CAP for almost 9 years, starting as a cadet. I went through the whole program including Spaatz, and went over to the "dark side" (a.k.a. "Senior Member") back in April.

I've been registered on the Spaatz Association forums under this name for a little while now. I decided over the last few days to branch out more. I am on here and CS now.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on September 01, 2006, 10:09:49 AM
I think he wants to spy on me or something.  :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: caphornbuckle on September 01, 2006, 01:27:47 PM
Hello all!

I'm a new Squadron Commander of a Composite Squadron in Indiana Wing.  I have had experience as a commander before but never with a Composite unit.

I joined CAP as a cadet in 1988 (before the seniors had the maroons) and served in the AF as Security Police.  I took some time off but my service to CAP totals 14 1/2 years and I had to start over twice in my grades (time gap in service too long).  But I'm back now and willing to seek advice on how to work with seniors in a composite squadron.  This site has been very helpful and I have looked up many links that have been referenced in here.

It's never too late for an old dog to learn a new trick or two in leadership (even though I'm only 30...it seems like I'm an old dog with all these cadets around...lol) and I am more than willing to accept any help CAP Talk can give!  I hope to be able to give some advice myself.

My thanks goes out to all the moderators and owners of this site!  I hope I'm not the only one learning something on here!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on September 01, 2006, 01:54:57 PM
Hello all!

I'm a new Squadron Commander of a Composite Squadron in Indiana Wing.  I have had experience as a commander before but never with a Composite unit.

I joined CAP as a cadet in 1988 (before the seniors had the maroons) and served in the AF as Security Police.  I took some time off but my service to CAP totals 14 1/2 years and I had to start over twice in my grades (time gap in service too long).  But I'm back now and willing to seek advice on how to work with seniors in a composite squadron.  This site has been very helpful and I have looked up many links that have been referenced in here.

It's never too late for an old dog to learn a new trick or two in leadership (even though I'm only 30...it seems like I'm an old dog with all these cadets around...lol) and I am more than willing to accept any help CAP Talk can give!  I hope to be able to give some advice myself.

Welcome to CAPTalk!  :)   I'm sure you'll enjoy reading the various discussions and have some great input as well, especially as a squadron commander.

I hope I'm not the only one learning something on here!

Believe me, I learn something new on here just about every day.  Learning never ends.   8)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Smitty (The Other One) on September 01, 2006, 07:37:07 PM
My Mom was once a member of CAPTalk... back when it was all e-mails and no online forum. 

The two aren't the same thing.  In fact the email group still exists.  They are entirely separate from each other with the only common factor being "CAP".

Oh, okay.  For some reason, I thought the e-mail group was the beginning of what is now the CAPTalk forum site.  I wonder how they both use the same name?  Isin't that copyright infringement or something like that?  You did say that the only connection between the two is the use of "CAP." 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cobra1597 on September 01, 2006, 11:14:33 PM
I think he wants to spy on me or something.  :D
Nah, couldn't be  :angel:
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on September 04, 2006, 10:40:25 PM
My Mom was once a member of CAPTalk... back when it was all e-mails and no online forum. 

The two aren't the same thing.  In fact the email group still exists.  They are entirely separate from each other with the only common factor being "CAP".

Oh, okay.  For some reason, I thought the e-mail group was the beginning of what is now the CAPTalk forum site.  I wonder how they both use the same name?  Isin't that copyright infringement or something like that?  You did say that the only connection between the two is the use of "CAP." 

Copyright infringement?  Hah, nope, not even the right area.  But it's not a trademark infringement, either.   

Plus, I believe the old CAP email group styled their name differently... along the lines of CAP-Talk or some such.  CAPTalk or CAP Talk is how we style it here.  Haven't had any major confusion of the two and don't even know if the old mailing list is still around. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cobra1597 on September 04, 2006, 10:47:30 PM
My Mom was once a member of CAPTalk... back when it was all e-mails and no online forum. 

The two aren't the same thing.  In fact the email group still exists.  They are entirely separate from each other with the only common factor being "CAP".

Oh, okay.  For some reason, I thought the e-mail group was the beginning of what is now the CAPTalk forum site.  I wonder how they both use the same name?  Isin't that copyright infringement or something like that?  You did say that the only connection between the two is the use of "CAP." 

Copyright infringement?  Hah, nope, not even the right area.  But it's not a trademark infringement, either.   

Plus, I believe the old CAP email group styled their name differently... along the lines of CAP-Talk or some such.  CAPTalk or CAP Talk is how we style it here.  Haven't had any major confusion of the two and don't even know if the old mailing list is still around. 
It is, my father is on it. I was actually trying to find it when I found this. Still need to find the other one. Probably should just ask him.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Lancer on September 30, 2006, 11:48:21 PM
Hi All, new here...been on CivilAirPortal.com for the last few weeks and just found this place. Nice to see so many CAP'ers active online.

I'm a former cadet, 84-86, C/A1C from South Macomb Cadet Squadron 3-2. Just joined the Boulle-Norman Cadet Squadron in Grand Rapids, MI with my 13 stepson.  In fact today I got my temporary membership card in the mail, was quite excited to see it. I think the first thing I did after opening the envelope was log onto the eServices website. Lord I'm such a geek.  ;D

Just wanted to say hello!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on October 01, 2006, 03:15:42 AM
Hi All, new here...been on CivilAirPortal.com for the last few weeks and just found this place. Nice to see so many CAP'ers active online.

I'm a former cadet, 84-86, C/A1C from South Macomb Cadet Squadron 3-2. Just joined the Boulle-Norman Cadet Squadron in Grand Rapids, MI with my 13 stepson.  In fact today I got my temporary membership card in the mail, was quite excited to see it. I think the first thing I did after opening the envelope was log onto the eServices website. Lord I'm such a geek.  ;D

Just wanted to say hello!

Welcome aboard!  Glad to see you're so enthusiastic about getting back into CAP and chatting with us all!  I think you'll find both CAPTalk and Civil Air Portal to be great resources.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Psicorp on October 01, 2006, 09:37:50 AM
Hi All, new here...been on CivilAirPortal.com for the last few weeks and just found this place. Nice to see so many CAP'ers active online.

I'm a former cadet, 84-86, C/A1C from South Macomb Cadet Squadron 3-2. Just joined the Boulle-Norman Cadet Squadron in Grand Rapids, MI with my 13 stepson.  In fact today I got my temporary membership card in the mail, was quite excited to see it. I think the first thing I did after opening the envelope was log onto the eServices website. Lord I'm such a geek.  ;D

Just wanted to say hello!

Greetings fellow Michigander!  You say "geek" like it's a bad thing :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Lancer on October 01, 2006, 12:41:37 PM
Welcome aboard!  Glad to see you're so enthusiastic about getting back into CAP and chatting with us all!  I think you'll find both CAPTalk and Civil Air Portal to be great resources.

Thanks Pylon! I'm very excited about getting involved again. It's fun too to see my stepson who hasn't shown any real interest in any extra curricular activity get so excited with something I enjoyed as a teen myself.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Lancer on October 01, 2006, 12:45:33 PM
Greetings fellow Michigander!  You say "geek" like it's a bad thing :)

Greetings to you as well!

Oh no, not a bad thing, I embrace my 'geekness', it's a big part of who I am and my profession as an IT support pro! :-)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ryan s on October 07, 2006, 04:54:04 PM
im so glad i took the time to find this place because i find its hard to find time to ask questions that are not about the topic we are discussing at unit meetings. This site really helped me clear up some questions i had about testing and basic uniform stuff, thank you very much for all those that helped me.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: davedove on October 10, 2006, 10:33:12 AM
Hi everybody.  I just joined CAP in June here in the Frederick Composite Squadron, Maryland Wing.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: PDCT042 on October 31, 2006, 05:43:01 PM
Cadet DellaVecchia reporting for duty.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Becks on October 31, 2006, 05:53:33 PM
Welcome to the board Cadet, make yourself at home!  :clap:
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Post by: Pylon on October 31, 2006, 07:05:28 PM
Quote
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Drew Beckham, TFO, CAP.
Coastal Charleston Comp. Sqdn.
Deputy Commander for Cadets

I see the PortalPeople are already beginning to appear!   ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Becks on October 31, 2006, 07:44:39 PM
Yup, I forsee CAPtalk about to be invaded!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on October 31, 2006, 09:01:07 PM
Stand by to repel boarders.  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: NEBoom on October 31, 2006, 09:56:37 PM
Can't resist the "official 'I'm here!'" thread!! :)
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Post by: CadetProgramGuy on October 31, 2006, 10:28:50 PM
I'm here too!!!!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on November 01, 2006, 12:20:52 AM
We've got an influx of new people from the most-excellent, but unfortunately no longer here CivilAirPortal.  Welcome aboard all of you!   Hope you find a good home here at CAPTalk.  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Becks on November 01, 2006, 12:31:49 AM
Feel free to poke around, we're glad to have anyone from CAPortal :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: carnold1836 on November 01, 2006, 01:13:56 AM
Howdy from Austin, TX
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on November 01, 2006, 11:01:48 AM
Howdy from Austin, TX

Howdy from a Yankee in New York.  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: PDCT042 on November 03, 2006, 11:06:42 AM
We've got an influx of new people from the most-excellent, but unfortunately no longer here CivilAirPortal.  Welcome aboard all of you!   Hope you find a good home here at CAPTalk.  :)

Why thank you.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: swami114 on November 08, 2006, 09:41:24 PM
South Macomb Cadet SQ- that's a name I haven't heard in a while (though you were long gone when I got there..)

OK- finally felt the pressure from those CS'ers to check out CAP Talk (that and they've blocked alot of other stuff here at work so it's one of the few things to keep me entertained.) 

Cadetstuff people know me all to well- for those non CS folks

Major from Michigan- 5 years as a cadet (c/Lt Col).  Currently doing cadet programs at the squadron and group level.  That's me in a nutshell. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Slim on November 09, 2006, 12:16:31 AM
...That's me in a nutshell. 

Unfortunately, it fell a little to far from the tree.  >:D :P

/pledges to stop picking on Christina
//but it's so hard to not pick on Christina
///forsees the Holy Handgrenade of Antioch coming my way
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: swami114 on November 09, 2006, 12:33:19 AM
...That's me in a nutshell. 

Unfortunately, it fell a little to far from the tree.  >:D :P

/pledges to stop picking on Christina
//but it's so hard to not pick on Christina
///forsees the Holy Handgrenade of Antioch coming my way

I don't know 'bout a hand grenade or much about antioch... but I guess I should advise you now that come FTX time- the guest rooms don't have door locks- so I can wait till Astro has ran around in the cold wet snow... then open your door and throw a treat towards the bed... hehehehe.... (as slim gets pummled by 90+ pounds of crazy malamute puppy looking for his treat....)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Psicorp on November 09, 2006, 12:34:00 AM
*grin* can definately tell it's winter, eh?  Outdoor activities coming to an end and everyone huddling up in front of the computer.

Ma'am, Sir....good to see you both here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Hotel 179 on November 26, 2006, 01:08:32 AM
Greetings from the Gulf Coast of Alabama!  If you are looking for a destination, consider coming to see us in Baldwin County (KJKA).

Semper vi,

Stephen Pearce,  Capt/CAP
CC, AL112
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: mawr on November 27, 2006, 10:45:52 PM
Hey Stephen, how's the leg! 

I talked to LTC Haugen and he said that you were his....well, I can't say that here, but you get the idea.  We meet with him and other Col's at 1000 hrs 4 Dec.  Thank's for the hook up.

Hijack over....I return you to your regularly scheduled thread. ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: AlaskanCFI on November 29, 2006, 08:52:21 PM
Checking in for the first time.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: TankerT on November 29, 2006, 11:02:06 PM
Welcome!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: AlaskanCFI on November 30, 2006, 01:04:42 AM
Thanks, I never knew this site was here. I am usually on the supercub site if I have time to burn.
Over the next few days it looks like I will be giving some form 5s and maybe a 91 or two....Weather depending....
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on December 05, 2006, 01:33:39 AM
Thanks, I never knew this site was here. I am usually on the supercub site if I have time to burn.
Over the next few days it looks like I will be giving some form 5s and maybe a 91 or two....Weather depending....

Welcome aboard!  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: GLofland on December 07, 2006, 02:44:41 PM
Yes it is me.. :) I am here too ::)


Gordon M. Lofland, SM, CAP
Pegasus Squadron - Tango Flight Commander
http://www.pegasuscap.org
Title: new
Post by: CAPLAW on December 09, 2006, 06:10:24 PM
:D   new to board
Title: Re: new
Post by: BillB on December 09, 2006, 06:18:52 PM
Welcome
Title: Re: new
Post by: Pylon on December 09, 2006, 07:02:49 PM
Yes it is me.. :) I am here too ::)


Gordon M. Lofland, SM, CAP
Pegasus Squadron - Tango Flight Commander
http://www.pegasuscap.org


:D   new to board


Indeed, welcome!  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Spogden on December 18, 2006, 05:02:02 PM
*waves*
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CAP428 on December 18, 2006, 05:03:06 PM
*waves back*

Hello.  Welcome to CAPTalk.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: alexalvarez on December 19, 2006, 01:14:39 AM
Welcome and have fun.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Forward_MARCH on December 19, 2006, 01:12:45 PM
SM Michael Young with the 97th (Pilot Knob) Composite Squadron in Batesville, Arkansas.
I am the Leadership and Public Relations officer for the CAP squadron and a member of the Air Force Reserve at Little Rock AFB. Glad to be the newest member of CAP Talk.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on December 19, 2006, 01:15:00 PM
SM Michael Young with the 97th (Pilot Knob) Composite Sqaudron in Batesville, Arkansas.
I am the Leadership and Public Relations officer for the CAP squadron and a member of the Air Force Reserve at Little Rock AFB. Glad to be the newest member of CAP Talk.


Well we're glad to have your wide and varied experience here in the discussion community!  Welcome!  :)

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: alexalvarez on December 19, 2006, 07:20:21 PM
Outstanding, officer Michael Young!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: brawil on December 20, 2006, 01:58:09 PM
Howdy all

I have just joined CAPTalk.  I'm a WV CAP senior member and look forward to learning alot from this chat.  Thanks for having me

Brad Williams
MAJ, CAP
Martinsburg Composite Squadron ;) :clap:

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CAP428 on December 20, 2006, 02:00:23 PM
Welcome.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on January 03, 2007, 11:28:13 AM
New members,

Don't forget this nifty discussion thread is here.  Feel free to introduce yourselves!  :)


Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JTodd on January 03, 2007, 11:21:09 PM
Hello to All,
   I've been in CAP for 2 1/2 yrs. I am the Communications Officer and Dep Commander for Seniors. I am also an Asst, Wing DC. I am looking forward to learning about CAP form all of you.

John
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: DogCollar on January 04, 2007, 08:59:58 AM
Hello,

I am new to CAP (although I was a cadet for one year back in the '70's) and am the squdron chaplain for the Hanover Composite Squadron of the Virginia Wing.  I am also new to CAPtalk.  There are some "passionate" posts here, to say the least!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Al Sayre on January 04, 2007, 09:01:01 AM
Welcome folks!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Jolt on January 04, 2007, 06:37:43 PM
Hi.  I heard about CAP Talk from CadetStuff so I signed up.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Al Sayre on January 04, 2007, 08:09:19 PM
Welcome!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on January 05, 2007, 10:29:52 AM
Hi.  I heard about CAP Talk from CadetStuff so I signed up.

Another recruit from the Stuff.  Nice.  :)

Welcome!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: sdcadet on January 05, 2007, 10:35:23 PM
I'm currently a C/CMSgt in SDWG. I've soloed at MNWG flight academy, and earned honor cadet for charlie flight at the 2006 NCR encampment. I really enjoy CAP and look forward to talking here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Tony91 on January 19, 2007, 02:26:22 PM
Greetings I just became an official member of CAP a few weeks ago and I started comming to meetings towards the end of november last year.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on January 19, 2007, 02:56:06 PM
Greetings I just became an official member of CAP a few weeks ago and I started comming to meetings towards the end of november last year.

Welcome to CAPTalk (and welcome to Civil Air Patrol)!  If you ever have any questions about CAP or how things work, feel free to post away here.  We've got quite the collection of experienced CAP members with over several hundred years of combined experience and knowledge.   :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: swilliams on January 30, 2007, 06:29:04 PM
hi
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: alexalvarez on January 31, 2007, 12:15:18 AM
Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!
Title: Re: PA Rep to introduce legislation on CAP border & homeland security missions
Post by: Tubacap on February 26, 2007, 08:07:28 PM
After posting, I realized I have never introduced myself.  My name is William Schlosser, and I have been in CAP for about 5 years now.  I have gone from very niave college student, to somewhat knowledgeable member.  My current staff position is Deputy Commander of Cadets for the Williamsport Composite Squadron in PAWG.  I am a Ground Team Leader and Mission observer working on AOBD.  In regular life I am a band director and play the tuba.   I am also going to be starting a squadron in Mansfield PA where I live so that I can spend more time with my newborn son (haven't got him wearing C/AB stripes yet, but I am working on it, with the wife's permission of course  :D)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: PSutton on March 01, 2007, 08:53:45 PM
Greetings from the Texas Wing Director of Cadet Programs.  My background I was a cadet from 74-79 in Michigan, then I went in the AF for 4 years.  I rejoined Civil Air Patrol in 2001.  Life keeps me pretty busy but I will try and check in from time to time.
Title: Hello
Post by: stillamarine on March 23, 2007, 08:15:00 PM
Good day all!  Thought I would throw a quick intro out there before I started replying to posts.  The name's Tim and I'm a former cadet in the process of joining as a Senior Member with FL-424 in Pensacola, FL.  I was a cadet MANY years ago with Okinawa Cadet Squadron and Langley Composite Squadron.

I served on active duty and in the reserves with Marine Corps in a few jobs; doing a total of 10 years before finally seperating in 2005.

I sent in my app yesterday and just waiting for the word that's everything is good so I can start Lvl 1!

Well Anyways, look forward to posting with yall!

Semper Fi,

Tim
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: LtCol White on March 23, 2007, 08:21:10 PM
Welcome
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: PhoenixRisen on March 23, 2007, 08:25:02 PM
Good day all!  Thought I would throw a quick intro out there before I started replying to posts.  The name's Tim and I'm a former cadet in the process of joining as a Senior Member with FL-424 in Pensacola, FL.  I was a cadet MANY years ago with Okinawa Cadet Squadron and Langley Composite Squadron.

I served on active duty and in the reserves with Marine Corps in a few jobs; doing a total of 10 years before finally seperating in 2005.

I sent in my app yesterday and just waiting for the word that's everything is good so I can start Lvl 1!

Well Anyways, look forward to posting with yall!

Semper Fi,

Tim

Might you be the same stillamarine from Grunt's Military and Cadet Forums? 

Welcome to CAPTalk!
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: flyguy06 on March 23, 2007, 11:07:21 PM
Good day all!  Thought I would throw a quick intro out there before I started replying to posts.  The name's Tim and I'm a former cadet in the process of joining as a Senior Member with FL-424 in Pensacola, FL.  I was a cadet MANY years ago with Okinawa Cadet Squadron and Langley Composite Squadron.

I served on active duty and in the reserves with Marine Corps in a few jobs; doing a total of 10 years before finally seperating in 2005.

I sent in my app yesterday and just waiting for the word that's everything is good so I can start Lvl 1!

Well Anyways, look forward to posting with yall!

Semper Fi,

Tim

Welcom. WHat is Fl-424? I still cant get usd to these numbers. I am used to people referring to the units b the name. Dont know wher ethis numbers thing came from.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: AlphaSigOU on March 23, 2007, 11:33:33 PM
Welcom. WHat is Fl-424? I still cant get usd to these numbers. I am used to people referring to the units b the name. Dont know wher ethis numbers thing came from.

It's the unit's charter number. The full charter number is region-wing-unit number; example SWR-TX-390 for Addison Eagles Composite Squadron, or simply shortened to TX-390. Much easier to refer to the unit number than the long, convoluted squadron name.

Way back in the olden days WDRTEAWIWAC (When Dinosaurs Roamed The Earth And When I Was A Cadet) the unit charter numbers were a two-digit numeral representing the wing, followed by the unit number. Back then Addison was 42390.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: stillamarine on March 24, 2007, 01:32:56 AM
Thanks for the welcome all!



Welcom. WHat is Fl-424? I still cant get usd to these numbers. I am used to people referring to the units b the name. Dont know wher ethis numbers thing came from.

Sorry about that! FL-424  is (I'm almost positive lol) Emerald Coast Senior Squadron in Pensacola, FL




Might you be the same stillamarine from Grunt's Military and Cadet Forums? 

Welcome to CAPTalk!

Yup that's me! Just adding to the many message boards I visit everyday!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SAR-EMT1 on March 24, 2007, 05:34:53 AM
Welcome. As an aside: my unit dropped its convoluted name and for the past several years we have very simply been the "328th Composite Squadron". We like it, its easier and more professional.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: LtCol White on March 25, 2007, 10:44:00 AM
Greetings from the Texas Wing Director of Cadet Programs.  My background I was a cadet from 74-79 in Michigan, then I went in the AF for 4 years.  I rejoined Civil Air Patrol in 2001.  Life keeps me pretty busy but I will try and check in from time to time.

Hey, welcome aboard!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: stillamarine on March 29, 2007, 01:25:33 AM
Recieved my CAPID # today!  Time to kick that Lvl 1 out!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on March 29, 2007, 01:43:51 AM
Recieved my CAPID # today!  Time to kick that Lvl 1 out!

Awesome.  Next thing you'll know, you'll have a specialty rating and being working on your Certificate of Proficiency.

Feel free to tap us here with any questions or even if looking for ideas and tips.  Lots of experience here.  Good luck knocking out Level I and welcome to the fold!  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on April 04, 2007, 08:37:04 PM
I'm here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on April 05, 2007, 12:32:44 PM
Not sure if I posted here before, or not; but herre I am. :angel: ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: shorning on April 05, 2007, 01:04:57 PM
I'm here.

Who are you? ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on April 05, 2007, 01:21:25 PM
I'm here.

Whooo!   :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on April 05, 2007, 02:10:54 PM
I don't know how to put this but I'm kind of a big deal; people know me.  I'm very important and I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JC004 on April 05, 2007, 02:57:23 PM
I don't know how to put this but I'm kind of a big deal; people know me.  I'm very important and I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.

In that case, welcome.   8)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sgt. Savage on April 11, 2007, 10:00:50 AM
Am I here? I think so.... Why does it smell funny?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on April 11, 2007, 10:03:24 AM
Excuse me.  My bad. >:D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on April 11, 2007, 11:26:18 AM
somebody crack a window... geez.  :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: masamuel2 on May 02, 2007, 05:22:04 PM
Hi all.  I'm Maj Michael Samuel and I have been surfing the site for a few weeks and thought I should introduce myself before I post anything.  I joined CAP as a cadet in 1990 and took a break while I was in college before re-joining in '99.  All of my CAP experience is in Cadet Programs.  I commissioned in the AF in '98 as a Space & Missile officer and I will pin on Major early next year.  Here is my background:

Dec 04 - Current: Vandenberg Comp Sq, CA - Deputy Commander for Cadets
Apr 03 - Nov 04: Wyoming Wing - Wing Director of Cadet Programs
Nov 99 - Mar 03: Cheyenne Comp Sq, WY - Deputy Commander for Cadets

AFSCFC CA NCSA (Assistant Activity Director) - 2005 - 2007
California Wing Color Guard Competition (Staff) - Mar 2006, Jan 2007
AFSCFC CO NCSA (Activity Director) - 2004 - 2006
RMR Cadet Competition (Escort/Coach) - 2001 - 2002
New Mexico Wing Color Guard Competition (Judge) - Oct 95
Nebraska Wing Encampment (Cadet Staff) - 1992 - 1993
Mitchell Award - 1 Sep 92
National Cadet Competition (Competitor) - 1991 -1992
EAA Osh Kosh NCSA (Participant) - Jul 1992

Oct 00 – Nov 04: Master of Aeronautical Science in Space Studies, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Cheyenne, WY
Aug 94 – May 98: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (4-year AFROTC scholarship)

Air Force Academy Admissions Liaison Officer: Jan 06 - Present

Nov 06 - Present  ICBM Test Operations Officer, 576th Flight Test Squadron (Top Hand), Vandenberg AFB, CA
Nov 04 – Nov 06  Instructor, ICBM Operations training, 392d Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, CA
Nov 99 – Nov 04  ICBM Missile Combat Crew Member/Instructor/Evaluator/EWO Plans, F. E. Warren AFB, WY
Apr 99 – Nov 99  Student, Undergraduate Space and Missile Training and Missile IQT, 392d Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, CA
Jul 98 – Apr 99  Assistant Regional Director of Admissions, Air Force ROTC Detachment 195, Chicago, IL

I'm looking forward to contributing to the site.  I have already learned a lot reading the posts.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JC004 on May 02, 2007, 06:52:58 PM
^^ Welcome, come in and have a donut.  They're free, and there's coffee too.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Major Carrales on May 12, 2007, 02:06:45 AM
Hi all.  I'm Maj Michael Samuel and I have been surfing the site for a few weeks and thought I should introduce myself before I post anything.  I joined CAP as a cadet in 1990 and took a break while I was in college before re-joining in '99.  All of my CAP experience is in Cadet Programs.  I commissioned in the AF in '98 as a Space & Missile officer and I will pin on Major early next year.  Here is my background:

Dec 04 - Current: Vandenberg Comp Sq, CA - Deputy Commander for Cadets
Apr 03 - Nov 04: Wyoming Wing - Wing Director of Cadet Programs
Nov 99 - Mar 03: Cheyenne Comp Sq, WY - Deputy Commander for Cadets

AFSCFC CA NCSA (Assistant Activity Director) - 2005 - 2007
California Wing Color Guard Competition (Staff) - Mar 2006, Jan 2007
AFSCFC CO NCSA (Activity Director) - 2004 - 2006
RMR Cadet Competition (Escort/Coach) - 2001 - 2002
New Mexico Wing Color Guard Competition (Judge) - Oct 95
Nebraska Wing Encampment (Cadet Staff) - 1992 - 1993
Mitchell Award - 1 Sep 92
National Cadet Competition (Competitor) - 1991 -1992
EAA Osh Kosh NCSA (Participant) - Jul 1992

Oct 00 – Nov 04: Master of Aeronautical Science in Space Studies, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Cheyenne, WY
Aug 94 – May 98: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (4-year AFROTC scholarship)

Air Force Academy Admissions Liaison Officer: Jan 06 - Present

Nov 06 - Present  ICBM Test Operations Officer, 576th Flight Test Squadron (Top Hand), Vandenberg AFB, CA
Nov 04 – Nov 06  Instructor, ICBM Operations training, 392d Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, CA
Nov 99 – Nov 04  ICBM Missile Combat Crew Member/Instructor/Evaluator/EWO Plans, F. E. Warren AFB, WY
Apr 99 – Nov 99  Student, Undergraduate Space and Missile Training and Missile IQT, 392d Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, CA
Jul 98 – Apr 99  Assistant Regional Director of Admissions, Air Force ROTC Detachment 195, Chicago, IL

I'm looking forward to contributing to the site.  I have already learned a lot reading the posts.

Welcome!!! 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: alexalvarez on May 13, 2007, 11:12:27 PM
Great to have you abroad!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Al Sayre on May 14, 2007, 09:06:37 AM
Great to have you abroad!

I thought he was in California... :D

Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: alexalvarez on May 14, 2007, 10:30:14 AM
Oops! My fingers sometimes do not work well. I meant "aboard".  Who's in California?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Al Sayre on May 14, 2007, 12:50:24 PM
masamuel2

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sgt. Savage on May 14, 2007, 01:12:14 PM
welcome to the black van dispatch center the board. ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: mikeylikey on May 14, 2007, 02:03:18 PM
^  Watch out............. Sgt. Savage has his finger on the "black van dispatch button".   
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Chappie on May 14, 2007, 03:26:44 PM
From one CAWG/Group 4 member to another....welcome masamuel2
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RIEHN on May 22, 2007, 06:31:27 PM
Riehn signing on, and excited about CAP
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: alexalvarez on May 22, 2007, 06:38:14 PM
Blessings, C/ Sam Riehn.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Briski on May 29, 2007, 01:34:49 PM
Well, this isn't really an "I'm here." It's more of an "I'm back."

You'll probably find me in the CP-type threads, pretending like I know what I'm talking about and trying to see how many of all y'all I can fool into thinking that I do. ;D

That said, I'm SM (or is that "Officer Candidate"?) Jackie Briski, Assistant Leadership Officer for GLR-MI-073, the South Oakland Cadet Squadron.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Psicorp on May 29, 2007, 01:39:59 PM
Greetings to another Michiganite Michigander Michigooseinite Michigan Person!  ;D





Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Briski on May 29, 2007, 01:41:14 PM
I'm a transplant, GO BUCKEYES! ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on May 29, 2007, 03:54:37 PM
Well, this isn't really an "I'm here." It's more of an "I'm back."

You'll probably find me in the CP-type threads, pretending like I know what I'm talking about and trying to see how many of all y'all I can fool into thinking that I do. ;D

That said, I'm SM (or is that "Officer Candidate"?) Jackie Briski, Assistant Leadership Officer for GLR-MI-073, the South Oakland Cadet Squadron.

Oh so Brisk... does my avatar here make me look like a tool, too?  ;)

Welcome (back)!  Now get to work and generate some interesting CP Management topics!   ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: alexalvarez on May 29, 2007, 04:25:19 PM
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Briski on May 29, 2007, 04:57:03 PM
Oh so Brisk... does my avatar here make me look like a tool, too?  ;)
Yeah, like a power tool...

(Help Received: 2d Lt Mark L. Curtis)

Welcome (back)!  Now get to work and generate some interesting CP Management topics!   ;D
Done, Sir! Done! ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Lucker161 on May 29, 2007, 08:15:15 PM
Hey and my name is Kara Lucker and I'm a C/1st Lt from INWG and I just singed up on here.  This should be fun!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on May 29, 2007, 09:49:17 PM
Hey and my name is Kara Lucker and I'm a C/1st Lt from INWG and I just singed up on here.  This should be fun!

Welcome to CAPTalk, Kara!  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: alexalvarez on May 29, 2007, 10:03:15 PM
Welcome, C/1st Lt Kara Lucker.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Lucker161 on May 29, 2007, 10:39:58 PM
Thank you sirs!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: jb512 on June 02, 2007, 02:33:21 AM
I'm here too!  Just joined the group.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: alexalvarez on June 02, 2007, 01:35:44 PM
Blessings, Jason Badder.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on June 03, 2007, 09:52:42 PM
I'm here too!  Just joined the group.

Welcome!  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on June 08, 2007, 07:36:16 PM
Just keep in mind that all that goes on with the serious, we have fun.  So can all of you.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: jb512 on June 08, 2007, 07:42:44 PM
Just keep in mind that all that goes on with the serious, we have fun.  So can all of you.

Yeah, I'm still a little apprehensive about hanging it all out but this seems to be a good meeting place for all of us across the country.

I hope that our chain(s) of commmand monitor this site as well and pick the meaningful suggestions from it.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on June 08, 2007, 07:48:35 PM
Why don't you send the good parts up the chain of command yourself?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: gistek on July 25, 2007, 08:51:49 AM
Hello All! I got my "Welcome to CAPTalk" e-mail this morning and figured I'd pop in and say "Hi" during a slow time here at work.

I like the idea of sending info from CAPTalk up the chain of command. Keep in mind that many of the leadership also have full time jobs and can't spend as much time online as some cadets can. It's often much easier for us to read a brief summary than an entire thread.

I suggest using a memo format and keeping the initial message to a one page summary - either short paragraphs or outline form. Be sure to include your contact info so anyone interested in your idea can contact you for more information.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on July 25, 2007, 02:49:44 PM
I believe the proper format comes under AFH 33-337 http://level2.cap.gov/visitors/member_services/publications/other_publications.cfm (http://level2.cap.gov/visitors/member_services/publications/other_publications.cfm)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: DNall on July 28, 2007, 06:59:08 PM
no time right now, but just wanted to say hi.

Just back from Benning, and still in recovery - man was that first beer by the pool nice!!!

I don't know how much I can be on CAPTalk for a while yet, but at worst I'll be in & out. Very out of touch with everything, including all the goings on around here & with CAP in general. I'll try to get caught up, and look forward to continued professional interation with my fellow officers.

-Dennis Nall
Maj, CAP
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ColonelJack on July 28, 2007, 07:04:21 PM
Welcome back, Dennis!!!!!!  You've been missed, my friend.

Jack
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on August 08, 2007, 09:28:51 AM
There've been a lot of new sign-ups in the last few days, so don't forget to introduce yourselves!  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: 0 on August 08, 2007, 09:31:26 AM
Well many of you have seen me in the boards alreay but I haven't introduced myself as of late.

My name is Ricky I'm from Massachusetts the cradle of American Liberty!  I'm part of the Boston Cadet Squadron where I'm the Safety Officer (in case my name wasn't a clue  8))
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: fyrfitrmedic on August 08, 2007, 09:40:28 AM
Well many of you have seen me in the boards alreay but I haven't introduced myself as of late.

My name is Ricky I'm from Massachusetts the cradle of American Liberty!  I'm part of the Boston Cadet Squadron where I'm the Safety Officer (in case my name wasn't a clue  8))

 "Cradle of Liberty'? I didn't know Philadelphia had moved to Massachusetts  ;D

 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: 0 on August 08, 2007, 09:42:14 AM
Well our residents were the most vocal.   ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JC004 on August 08, 2007, 09:47:27 AM
Well many of you have seen me in the boards alreay but I haven't introduced myself as of late.

My name is Ricky I'm from Massachusetts the cradle of American Liberty!  I'm part of the Boston Cadet Squadron where I'm the Safety Officer (in case my name wasn't a clue  8))

 "Cradle of Liberty'? I didn't know Philadelphia had moved to Massachusetts  ;D

 

uh oh...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: 0 on August 08, 2007, 09:54:26 AM
Well many of you have seen me in the boards alreay but I haven't introduced myself as of late.

My name is Ricky I'm from Massachusetts the cradle of American Liberty!  I'm part of the Boston Cadet Squadron where I'm the Safety Officer (in case my name wasn't a clue  8))

 "Cradle of Liberty'? I didn't know Philadelphia had moved to Massachusetts  ;D

 

uh oh...

Well just so you all understand where I'm coming from when I say this.  I live in Quincy where John Adams who was shall we say the most voacl advocate for Indpendence was born and raised.  Those of us from Quincy take pride that he is from our fair city as well as his son John Quincy Adams the only father and son to be President who were born in the same city.  And also I work in Boston the city that gave the British the biggest migraine of all. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JC004 on August 08, 2007, 10:00:31 AM
Well many of you have seen me in the boards alreay but I haven't introduced myself as of late.

My name is Ricky I'm from Massachusetts the cradle of American Liberty!  I'm part of the Boston Cadet Squadron where I'm the Safety Officer (in case my name wasn't a clue  8))

 "Cradle of Liberty'? I didn't know Philadelphia had moved to Massachusetts  ;D

 

uh oh...

Well just so you all understand where I'm coming from when I say this.  I live in Quincy where John Adams who was shall we say the most voacl advocate for Indpendence was born and raised.  Those of us from Quincy take pride that he is from our fair city as well as his son John Quincy Adams the only father and son to be President who were born in the same city.  And also I work in Boston the city that gave the British the biggest migraine of all. 

then they were like "screw this" and went to Pennsylvania where it is slightly warmer.

then Fort Mifflin saved the Continental Army (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Mifflin)

 :P
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: 0 on August 08, 2007, 10:02:27 AM
Well many of you have seen me in the boards alreay but I haven't introduced myself as of late.

My name is Ricky I'm from Massachusetts the cradle of American Liberty!  I'm part of the Boston Cadet Squadron where I'm the Safety Officer (in case my name wasn't a clue  8))

 "Cradle of Liberty'? I didn't know Philadelphia had moved to Massachusetts  ;D

 

uh oh...

Well just so you all understand where I'm coming from when I say this.  I live in Quincy where John Adams who was shall we say the most voacl advocate for Indpendence was born and raised.  Those of us from Quincy take pride that he is from our fair city as well as his son John Quincy Adams the only father and son to be President who were born in the same city.  And also I work in Boston the city that gave the British the biggest migraine of all. 

then they were like "screw this" and went to Pennsylvania where it is slightly warmer.

then Fort Mifflin saved the Continental Army (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Mifflin)

 :P

Only Ben did that.  Although when I walk by the cemetery where his family is burried I love to laugh when the tourists say "Look it's Ben Franklin's grave!" 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JC004 on August 08, 2007, 10:13:28 AM
Well many of you have seen me in the boards alreay but I haven't introduced myself as of late.

My name is Ricky I'm from Massachusetts the cradle of American Liberty!  I'm part of the Boston Cadet Squadron where I'm the Safety Officer (in case my name wasn't a clue  8))

 "Cradle of Liberty'? I didn't know Philadelphia had moved to Massachusetts  ;D

 

uh oh...

Well just so you all understand where I'm coming from when I say this.  I live in Quincy where John Adams who was shall we say the most voacl advocate for Indpendence was born and raised.  Those of us from Quincy take pride that he is from our fair city as well as his son John Quincy Adams the only father and son to be President who were born in the same city.  And also I work in Boston the city that gave the British the biggest migraine of all. 

then they were like "screw this" and went to Pennsylvania where it is slightly warmer.

then Fort Mifflin saved the Continental Army (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Mifflin)

 :P

Only Ben did that.  Although when I walk by the cemetery where his family is burried I love to laugh when the tourists say "Look it's Ben Franklin's grave!" 

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/findagrave/photos/2001/222/franklinbenjami.jpg)

^^ THERE is Ben Franklin's grave.  And make sure to put a penny on it.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: 0 on August 08, 2007, 10:22:34 AM
Oh I know that's his but his folks are up here and let's not forget the meathead factor.  They hear he was born up here and see a big grave that says "Franklin".
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JC004 on August 08, 2007, 10:37:16 AM
Oh I know that's his but his folks are up here and let's not forget the meathead factor.  They hear he was born up here and see a big grave that says "Franklin".

Mostly he came here because he heard about cheese steaks.   >:D

Also, he lived in a really cool house with no walls or roof.  Only in Philadelphia:

(http://www.nps.gov/archive/inde/Franklin_Court/Images/BFhouse2collage.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: 0 on August 08, 2007, 10:39:01 AM
Gotta love the no wall or roof house.  Only a genius like Ben could have pulled it off.   :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JC004 on August 08, 2007, 10:41:03 AM
Gotta love the no wall or roof house.  Only a genius like Ben could have pulled it off.   :D

that and having a really big bust of him made out of pennies   :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: 0 on August 08, 2007, 10:43:38 AM
Where's that?  It's been a long time since I been to Philly.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JC004 on August 08, 2007, 10:53:49 AM
Where's that?  It's been a long time since I been to Philly.

Across the street from his grave
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: davedove on August 08, 2007, 11:01:08 AM
Gotta love the no wall or roof house.  Only a genius like Ben could have pulled it off.   :D

Well, he did like to take his "air baths". ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on August 08, 2007, 11:39:47 AM
Thread jack alert.  First warning.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JC004 on August 08, 2007, 11:41:30 AM
Thread jack alert.  First warning.

But he was saying where he is ("here"), and I was saying where I am and...::sigh::  yessir...

(Rowley started it)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: 0 on August 08, 2007, 04:25:54 PM
last one sir, this is the image I was talking about earlier (http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/a7222941-b525-45a5-a7c7-c507d7c00d3b.jpg)

fools the tourists every time.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: fyrfitrmedic on August 08, 2007, 07:23:11 PM
Thread jack alert.  First warning.

But he was saying where he is ("here"), and I was saying where I am and...::sigh::  yessir...

(Rowley started it)

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa...

Yeah, I started it... I'll claim sleep deprivation as the culprit. I was a little busy not getting sleep since a little one was busy saying "I'm here". Mother and possible future cadet are fine  ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JC004 on August 09, 2007, 01:01:09 AM
Thread jack alert.  First warning.

But he was saying where he is ("here"), and I was saying where I am and...::sigh::  yessir...

(Rowley started it)

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa...

Yeah, I started it... I'll claim sleep deprivation as the culprit. I was a little busy not getting sleep since a little one was busy saying "I'm here". Mother and possible future cadet are fine  ;D

a rowley 2.0?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: fyrfitrmedic on August 09, 2007, 09:32:27 AM
Thread jack alert.  First warning.

But he was saying where he is ("here"), and I was saying where I am and...::sigh::  yessir...

(Rowley started it)

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa...

Yeah, I started it... I'll claim sleep deprivation as the culprit. I was a little busy not getting sleep since a little one was busy saying "I'm here". Mother and possible future cadet are fine  ;D

a rowley 2.0?

Quite so, and hopefully third-generation CAPer when the time comes.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JC004 on August 09, 2007, 09:39:31 AM
Thread jack alert.  First warning.

But he was saying where he is ("here"), and I was saying where I am and...::sigh::  yessir...

(Rowley started it)

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa...

Yeah, I started it... I'll claim sleep deprivation as the culprit. I was a little busy not getting sleep since a little one was busy saying "I'm here". Mother and possible future cadet are fine  ;D

a rowley 2.0?

Quite so, and hopefully third-generation CAPer when the time comes.


congrats and such.  shh mods are watching
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on August 09, 2007, 09:49:26 AM
congrats and such.  shh mods are watching

(http://www.militariacollecting.com/style_emoticons/default/dry.gif)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: fyrfitrmedic on August 09, 2007, 09:56:38 AM
Thread jack alert.  First warning.

But he was saying where he is ("here"), and I was saying where I am and...::sigh::  yessir...

(Rowley started it)

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa...

Yeah, I started it... I'll claim sleep deprivation as the culprit. I was a little busy not getting sleep since a little one was busy saying "I'm here". Mother and possible future cadet are fine  ;D

a rowley 2.0?

Quite so, and hopefully third-generation CAPer when the time comes.


congrats and such.  shh mods are watching

Thanks - it's a third-party "I'm Here", so it's still on-topic  :angel:
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: docspur on August 10, 2007, 03:38:35 AM
Well, guess I am where I'm supposed to be.  Darryl Spurlock, Capt, Pegasus Composite Squadron, NCR-MO-144.  I was "informed" of CAP Talk and decided after lurking as a guest for a bit that I'd like to be a part of this madness.  So, here's to the FNG!  *CLINK CLINK*

PS, haven't been called a "lurker" since my college days in the fraternity...but then it meant something totally different...especially to the sorority girls <chuckle>
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JC004 on August 10, 2007, 03:42:29 AM
Well, guess I am where I'm supposed to be.  Darryl Spurlock, Capt, Pegasus Composite Squadron, NCR-MO-144.  I was "informed" of CAP Talk and decided after lurking as a guest for a bit that I'd like to be a part of this madness.  So, here's to the FNG!  *CLINK CLINK*

PS, haven't been called a "lurker" since my college days in the fraternity...but then it meant something totally different...especially to the sorority girls <chuckle>

Welcome.  Madness we have.  You're welcome to have some.

Now that you have posted, you get to be a Newbie instead of a Lurker.  Before you know it, you'll be salty and seasoned. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on August 10, 2007, 08:44:40 AM
Being salty and seasoned isn't very healthy.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: docspur on August 10, 2007, 01:32:06 PM
yeah, but without it life would be so bland.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JC004 on August 10, 2007, 01:32:58 PM
Being salty and seasoned isn't very healthy.

Not everyone can be a moderanger.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on August 10, 2007, 01:34:55 PM
Being a Moderanger is far worse.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on August 10, 2007, 02:16:19 PM
Being a Moderanger is far worse.

It's certainly not good for your health... mental or physical. 
Title: Greetings and Salutations!
Post by: LittleIronPilot on August 10, 2007, 07:37:28 PM
I thought I would take a moment to introduce myself.

My name is Tom Dager and I am a new SM of the CAP. I belong the the Peachtree City-Falcon Field Composite Squadron in Georgia. I am currently studying to get my *T for Mission Scanner and am in the Emergency Services specialty track.

As for me, I am former law enforcement and a former Paratrooper/LRS guy who loves to fly and am the proud owner of a 1965 Cessna 182. Happily married, just celebrated nine years together, and am very active in both my CAP unit and other aspects of aviation. I am an Information Risk Senior Consultant by trade, but that is just to pay the bills; flying and serving are my real passions!

I hope to get to know ya'll better as I spend more time here...it seems like a pretty cool place to talk shop and hang out.

Title: Re: Greetings and Salutations!
Post by: MIKE on August 10, 2007, 07:41:00 PM
Moving this to the official "I'm here!" thread.

Welcome to CAP Talk.

Title: Re: Greetings and Salutations!
Post by: Pylon on August 10, 2007, 07:43:13 PM
I thought I would take a moment to introduce myself.

My name is Tom Dager and I am a new SM of the CAP. I belong the the Peachtree City-Falcon Field Composite Squadron in Georgia. I am currently studying to get my *T for Mission Scanner and am in the Emergency Services specialty track.

As for me, I am former law enforcement and a former Paratrooper/LRS guy who loves to fly and am the proud owner of a 1965 Cessna 182. Happily married, just celebrated nine years together, and am very active in both my CAP unit and other aspects of aviation. i am ain Information Risk Senior Consultant by trade, but that is just to pay the bills; flying and serving are my real passions!

I hope to get to know ya'll better as I spend more time here...it seems like a pretty cool place to talk shop and hang out.

Welcome Tom!  :)
Title: Re: Greetings and Salutations!
Post by: JC004 on August 10, 2007, 07:45:06 PM
I thought I would take a moment to introduce myself.

My name is Tom Dager and I am a new SM of the CAP. I belong the the Peachtree City-Falcon Field Composite Squadron in Georgia. I am currently studying to get my *T for Mission Scanner and am in the Emergency Services specialty track.

As for me, I am former law enforcement and a former Paratrooper/LRS guy who loves to fly and am the proud owner of a 1965 Cessna 182. Happily married, just celebrated nine years together, and am very active in both my CAP unit and other aspects of aviation. i am ain Information Risk Senior Consultant by trade, but that is just to pay the bills; flying and serving are my real passions!

I hope to get to know ya'll better as I spend more time here...it seems like a pretty cool place to talk shop and hang out.

Welcome.  It is good to get new members with experience.  CAPTalk is a nice place.  We even have free donuts.
Title: Re: Greetings and Salutations!
Post by: MIKE on August 10, 2007, 07:47:15 PM
We even have free donuts.

Where are these free donuts of which you speak?
Title: Re: Greetings and Salutations!
Post by: JC004 on August 10, 2007, 07:48:14 PM
We even have free donuts.

Where are these free donuts of which you speak?

mikeylikey stole them this morning.  He is still pissed that PAWG never reimbursed him for the donuts he bought for a senior activity last year.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on August 10, 2007, 10:40:10 PM
Welcome all to CapTalk, glad to see you have arrived with out damage :angel: but don't worry, we'll send some your way >:D

Just kidding.  We all try and have a good time, and this is one of the best ways to network that many of my professors said was so necessary, btw- networking has nothing to do with computers. ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: shorning on August 10, 2007, 10:42:49 PM
Being a Moderanger is far worse.

Better you than me...
Title: Re: Greetings and Salutations!
Post by: docspur on August 10, 2007, 10:49:11 PM
We even have free donuts.

Where are these free donuts of which you speak?

mmmm....donuts
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Gunner on August 12, 2007, 12:29:22 AM
Hi Folks!

Yet another newbie checking in, this one from northeast Florida between Jacksonville and St. Augustine.  I'm a member of the St. Augustine Squadron and have been a CAP member off and on since 1960.  I dropped out after losing my medical certificate to diabetes in 1987.  For those of you who are AOPA members you can read about how I got my medical certificate back 3 years ago by clicking on  http://www.aopa.org/members/files/pilot/2006/medically0610.html (http://www.aopa.org/members/files/pilot/2006/medically0610.html).  Unfortunately they don't let non-members into that section of their web site.  However I'll be more than happy to talk with anyone with questions about what it takes for an insulin dependent diabetic (there aren't but about 400 of us world-wide) to get a medical certificate.  I ain't easy but it is do-able and was more than worth the effort to me!  I have always been totally in love with all things aviation and once again hold CFI and CFII tickets and am a Stand/Eval and Operations type of guy in CAP.  OH, and I have 1/2 of a very nice Piper Archer II.  My bride of 43 years and I have a daughter who was a Spaatz Cadet (NC Wing), graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1988, flew AF jets for 9 years, and now has the 2nd best seat on a 737-800 for a major airline.

I got back involved with CAP because a gent asked me to help him rebuild the squadron which had gone inactive.  I agreed provided I was never asked to take a leadership position.  I had enough of that as the Deputy Ops Officer and Chief Check Pilot in NC Wing back in the '80s but they seem to have forgotten that part and am getting some pressure to "take the squadron."   :-\  I'm planning on going to NSC in October, partly in the hope it'll help me get off the fence.

To be honest I can't remember now how I found this place.  I've been "lurking" for a while and finally got around to registering last week.  I ran fora on CompuServe and MSN for several years as an employee of the Flight Simulator Team at Microsoft after I took early retirement from my real job.  This seems to be well organized and administered and mostly very civil.  Kudos to those responsible!

As far as the current "crisis" with the national leadership I have no worries about the long term survival or health of CAP.  I've been around long enough to have seen this kinda "stuff" at all levels - shenanigans with "traveling companions" by leadership, and others, must be about as old as the organization.  There have been problems with "adults" and cadets which I understand have been addressed.  From time to time I understand some financial irregularities have come to light.  Because of the members out doing what has to be done day-in-and-day-out the organization has remained strong and vibrant.  This little dust up is no exception.  Whatever the outcome I firmly believe the organization will continue to more forward.

Since this is my first post here I truly have no clue how it's gonna work, if I've done the things I'm supposed to do correctly, and really don't know if anybody will ever see it.  If you do, thanks for hanging in with me!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JC004 on August 12, 2007, 01:24:16 AM
Welcome.  Come in, have a seat.  I think mikeylikey stole all of the donuts, but we probably have some stale coffee.  Feel free to post around...we have plenty to read and our members are hardly shy.   ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on August 12, 2007, 01:31:18 AM
Welcome.  Come in, have a seat.  I think mikeylikey stole all of the donuts, but we probably have some stale coffee.  Feel free to post around...we have plenty to read and our members are hardly shy.   ;)
Some shy in person, but not here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: alexalvarez on August 12, 2007, 04:33:00 PM
Welcome Gunner! Blessings!!!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Maj Daniel Sauerwein on August 13, 2007, 12:12:36 AM
Hello all, I am here representing the ND wing. Quick question, how do you all get those graphics in your sig that look like an IM icon with your uniform and insignia?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on August 13, 2007, 12:26:49 AM
Admin mod king of the world types.  Perhaps you can make a "Sticky" with instructions on signature blocks and adding images.  Unless I'm way out of line and there already is something like that.  If that's the case, I think push-ups are in order...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on August 13, 2007, 09:08:20 AM
Admin mod king of the world types.  Perhaps you can make a "Sticky" with instructions on signature blocks and adding images.  Unless I'm way out of line and there already is something like that.  If that's the case, I think push-ups are in order...

Haha, might be a good idea.  There's probably tips buried in random posts throughout the forum, but no stickied, easy-to-find reference for newcomers.  I'll add it to the to-do list.  Thanks Kirt.  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: alexalvarez on August 14, 2007, 12:46:28 AM
Greetings 2d Lt. Daniel Sauerwein.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Walkman on August 14, 2007, 12:52:58 AM
Just got an email from NHQ that my and my son's membership packets are en route!  ;D

My family is teasing me because I've become pretty obsessed with CAP. By the time I figured out that I had listened to the wrong people in college about joining the service (long story) and tried the Reserves, I had too many dependents and they wouldn't take me. I always regretted not serving in the military, and figured that it would be something I'd regret my whole life. So after years of that kind of thinking, this is kind of a dream come true (yes, I understand our relationship with USAF & AUX ON/AUX OFF etc...) to be a part of this group. AND with my oldest son as well!

So, here's a many years continuing a fine tradition!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Lancer on August 14, 2007, 09:26:17 AM
My family is teasing me because I've become pretty obsessed with CAP. By the time I figured out that I had listened to the wrong people in college about joining the service (long story) and tried the Reserves, I had too many dependents and they wouldn't take me. I always regretted not serving in the military, and figured that it would be something I'd regret my whole life. So after years of that kind of thinking, this is kind of a dream come true (yes, I understand our relationship with USAF & AUX ON/AUX OFF etc...) to be a part of this group. AND with my oldest son as well!

So, here's a many years continuing a fine tradition!

Let your family tease you all they want... once they realize what a great thing it is you and your son are doing, they'll be more concerned with how they can play too...and much less concerned with poking fun.

Don't know how deep you've read through this thread, but I've been doing the same thing with my son, except I was a cadet back in the 80's and a medical situation kept me from serving. So I've been having a blast since I've been back.

Don't let anything spoil that dream for you!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: jb512 on August 14, 2007, 01:06:08 PM
Hello all, I am here representing the ND wing. Quick question, how do you all get those graphics in your sig that look like an IM icon with your uniform and insignia?
Well I see that you got your avatar guy but nobody told us how the rest of us can find one.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: pixelwonk on August 14, 2007, 04:43:24 PM
behind mossy rocks and in the crags of old oak trees.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: jb512 on August 14, 2007, 05:30:21 PM
ahh......
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cadet Tillett on August 23, 2007, 04:45:42 PM
Hi, I just found out about this site through my involvement in Cadetstuff.  I've been in CAP for four years to date.  I was originally in MER-VA-141, Hampton Roads Composite Sqdn in Virginia.  Then about two years ago, I moved to NC and I'm now in MER-NC-800, South Charlotte Cadet Squadron.

C/1st Lt. Josiah Tillett
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on August 23, 2007, 11:41:04 PM
Welcome Cadet, we really like it when cadets join us here.  Hope you enjoy your time on CapTalk; you obviously enjoy your time in CAP in general ;)  Again welcome.

BTW, all youngsters like the previous state better. . . I've lived in NE, IA, WV, and now OK, but Nebraska is still the best in my mind. :angel:
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: docspur on August 24, 2007, 05:18:50 AM
We have a state called "Nebraska?"

 >:D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on August 24, 2007, 10:12:08 AM
We have a state called "Nebraska?"

 >:D

Apparently they've also raised a Navy.  But I hear they have a lot of chiefs and very few indians.   ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on August 24, 2007, 10:35:17 PM
We have a state called "Nebraska?"

 >:D

Apparently they've also raised a Navy.  But I hear they have a lot of chiefs and very few indians.   ;D
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Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: PaulR on September 08, 2007, 11:21:39 AM
Hello,

My name is Paul, from Maine.  I am not a CAP member yet, but I am seriously considering my return.

I was a Cadet member from 1986-1991, where I was lucky enough to get my Mitchell Award.

Since 1990, I have served in two branches of service.  From 1990-2, I served as a Machinegunner and TOWII antitank missileman in the US Marine Corps.  From 1992 to present, I have been a corpsman in the US Coast Guard.  In total, I have 17 years of active service.  I am a veteran of Iraqi Freedom(Two tours), Haiti, and an active participant in combating drugs in and around Columbia. 

As my military career draws closer to the end, I am considering my return to the Civil Air Patrol.  I loved it as a kid, so maybe I can return the favor by supporting the next generation of potential servicemen and women.

(http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/1425/watchrv1.jpg)

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on September 08, 2007, 11:23:45 AM
Welcome, Paul.

Good to have another "real deal" vet on the board and in the ranks of CAP.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: PaulR on September 08, 2007, 11:36:40 AM
Thank you for the welcome.  What do you mean by "real deal vet"?  I have never heard that term before.

I am excited about contributing here.  I have to get some information on the Senior member program.  It has been a while, and I am sure that much has changed. 

Regards
Paul
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: docspur on September 08, 2007, 12:49:46 PM
Hello,

My name is Paul, from Maine.  I am not a CAP member yet, but I am seriously considering my return.

I was a Cadet member from 1986-1991, where I was lucky enough to get my Mitchell Award.

Since 1990, I have served in two branches of service.  From 1990-2, I served as a Machinegunner and TOWII antitank missileman in the US Marine Corps.  From 1992 to present, I have been a corpsman in the US Coast Guard.  In total, I have 17 years of active service.  I am a veteran of Iraqi Freedom(Two tours), Haiti, and an active participant in combating drugs in and around Columbia. 

As my military career draws closer to the end, I am considering my return to the Civil Air Patrol.  I loved it as a kid, so maybe I can return the favor by supporting the next generation of potential servicemen and women.


Paul, welcome back to CAP & THANK YOU for your service to our Country!  HOOAH!

You wouldn't happen to be in the St Louis area, would you?  It would be an honor to have you as a member of the Pegasus Squadron.

Capt D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: PaulR on September 08, 2007, 12:52:39 PM
Thank you for your kind posting.  No... unfortunately, I dont live near St Louis.  I am near Portland Maine.

Regards
Paul
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: docspur on September 08, 2007, 01:05:33 PM
Ah well... had to ask LOL. 

I suddenly have an urge for lobster...hmmm.

Capt D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: PaulR on September 08, 2007, 01:06:37 PM
Well come on over!! They are in season!! lol

I noticed your name.  Are  you a medic as well?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: docspur on September 08, 2007, 01:14:15 PM
Sending this thread to private so the most Honorable Moderators don't hunt me down.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on September 08, 2007, 01:29:03 PM
I can smell fear.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: docspur on September 08, 2007, 01:46:13 PM
Ok, at least you didn't go with...

"I sense a disturbance in the Force."
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on September 08, 2007, 02:26:58 PM
What do you mean by "real deal vet"?  I have never heard that term before.

I'm just saying, you seem like the real deal.  Just something I said, nothing in the books.

In short, welcome.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on September 08, 2007, 11:11:34 PM
Ok, at least you didn't go with...

"I sense a disturbance in the Force."
There's a number of us in the crowd though.

Come on over to the DARK SIDE <Vader's breathing>
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BigMojo on September 16, 2007, 03:32:49 PM
I'm here...
Newbie in South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale)

Here's a couple photos, I'm a photographer by trade.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/badger1030/AirSea2007/_BJD1508.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/badger1030/AirSea2007/_BJD1366.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/badger1030/AirSea2007/_BJD1936.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/badger1030/AirSea2007/_BJD2090.jpg)

More here: http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/badger1030/AirSea2007/

Looking forward to learning and contributing as I can. Photo/Photoshop questions...Ask me anything, and I'll help as much as I can!
-ben
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on September 16, 2007, 03:37:12 PM
Hey BigMojo, awesome photos!  Thanks for joining CAPTalk!

Civil Air Patrol could certainly benefit from some professional photographers!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: PaulR on September 16, 2007, 04:12:57 PM
I agree!! Those are amazing shots!! Welcome
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Lancer on September 16, 2007, 04:29:23 PM
More here: http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/badger1030/AirSea2007/

Looking forward to learning and contributing as I can. Photo/Photoshop questions...Ask me anything, and I'll help as much as I can!
-ben

Hi Ben,

Thanks for posting those, and the link to your gallery. VERY nice shots indeed. Any plans on following the PAO Specialty Track?   ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BigMojo on September 16, 2007, 05:31:06 PM
Thanks for the kind words about my shots guys. It means even more coming from people who know what they are looking at in aircraft.

Lancer, I really hadn't thought about a specialty yet. I am joining CAP because I thought I could lend my photo skills to good use, in aircraft and teaching others. I have a lot of time in the right seat of a 182 with my dad, and am really looking forward to the chance at getting back in the air. In terms of PAO, I'm still learning about the specialties, and that one mimics my day job as Director of Marketing and PR...I write press releases all day....so I guess I'm well suited in that capacity as well...many things to think about and look into!

Here's one more shot, this is one of my favorites, it's a shot I took for friend when I was living up in TN, this was in Rome, GA.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/badger1030/1-72a.jpg)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Fireball on September 18, 2007, 01:11:26 PM
Hello everyone! I'm new to CAP Talk but not to CAP. I have been a CAP member since October 2001. I signed up soon after 9/11 to do something for my country.  I was in the Army (SP4, 11B) briefly (about 6months), but was honorably discharged due to a training accident that greatly aggravated a preexisting condition. I bounced around several jobs including 911 dispatcher, retail clerk, dive store manager, among many others before settling into a job as a machinist that I have held for the last 17 years.

    After 9/11 I tried to re-enlist but was told that my condition was permanent and that I was ineligible. However a very helpful USAF recruiter mentioned that I should check out CAP and the rest is history.
Since joining I have gotten my MO and GTL rating and I am now staring work on GBD. I have served as my Squadron's ES officer, Deputy Commander, and Commander. I had to take a break due to job and family pressures but now I am back.  I now work as the ES officer for the Western portion of NCWG's Group 2.


     I have found that you get out of CAP a lot more than you put into it. Yes there is a lot of politicking that goes on and, sometimes the inertia seems insurmountable, but I have found this to be true in industry as well. All you have to do is have patience.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Fireball on September 18, 2007, 01:13:17 PM
  I should have added that I was in the Army 20 years ago. The way I worded it made it sound like I served right after 9/11. So much for proof reding.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SDF_Specialist on September 18, 2007, 01:26:44 PM
Well I've made my presence known, but it never hurts to tell everyone about myself. I'm 23 years old, and I live in Cleveland, Ohio. I'm married with a two year old daughter. I joined Civil Air Patrol as a cadet in I believe May of 2001. After two years of service as a cadet I took a break from the program. Realizing that I really didn't want to take a break, I searched for a local unit, and came across one in Lorain County, Ohio. I started out there as the assistant Cadet Programs and Aerospace Education officer. Unfortunately, I didn't get along with the primary CP and AE officer at the time (we're friends now), so I switched my specialty tracks to Administration, Personnel and Communications. Once I obtained the Tech ratings in those, I took on the duty of the unit Transportation Officer. I eventually gained the Technician rating in Logistics, but stepped down because a more seasoned member of the unit wanted that position upon his return from college. I had no problems with this as I was very busy in Communications. In August of 2006, I earned the position of Ohio Wing HF Net Control Officer, and ran the net for a few months. Since I am a full time college student, it became more and more difficult to do the net since I had to travel about 45 minutes to do the net. I stepped down from that position, and was made the Licensing Officer which I still do. I was appointed as Group V Administration/Personnel and Communications in April of 2007, but I've recently stepped down from those positions. I've also recently transferred to the local unit OH-236 in Cleveland. Here, I am the Emergency Services Officer, and Communications Officer.

As I stated, I'm a full time college student and father, trying to obtain a Bachelors in Criminal Justice with Criminal Psychology as a minor. I have hopes of one day becoming a squadron commander, but you never know what the future holds. That's me. Like me or leave me.  ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Jersey_Pride on October 10, 2007, 08:24:52 AM
Howdy y'all. I'm new to CAP Talk but not to CAP, I just never got around to making the account. Well, I'm C/2d Lt Emily Greiner from Teaneck Composite Squadron of New Jersey Wing. I've been in CAP for a little over two years now.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MSgt Van on October 17, 2007, 02:15:56 PM
Good day,
I'm new to CAP Talk, and fairly new to CAP. I joined in Dec. 06.  I'm calling Minnesota my home now after retiring from USAF in '94.  See ya around.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Brad on October 25, 2007, 07:19:32 PM
Well, time to toss my flightcap into the ring I guess. Bit of an oddball here myself, only about 3 weeks into CAP, but I have a lot of elsewhere experience. I did NJROTC during my high school days, 2000-2004, ultimately ended up as Battalion XO as a C/LCDR. From there I looked first to NROTC at the University of South Carolina. About a month or so in, I made a stupid mistake and quit the whole program just because of a really messed up exhibition drill practice at 0700 the Saturday before classes were going to start. (Hey, gimme a break, I had just survived a slew of USMC DI's going at me when right on its heels comes my Freshman Year) Anyways, found out later that I was medically disqualified anyways, so there goes that idea. So USC didn't work out so well for me; no real professors at the lower level classes left me wondering, "Huh?" and I didn't do so hot. Moved back home, and now I'm looking at a December 2008 graduation with a BS in Political Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice, and a minor in Sociology. I'm wanting to go into Law Enforcement, probably something local for starters, then hopefully up to Federal work.

CAP, again, is still both a new and old hat to me. I'm very familiar with cadet programs, obviously, and I've been reading regs religiously (yay alliteration) ever since I got this crazy idea in my head. I'm wanting to pick up my Specialty Track in Cadet Programs, since I'm quite comfortable with that. The DCC though thinks I'd be a great Aerospace Education Officer, since I have a good chunk of aviation knowledge under my hat. (Flight Sim pays off for once, hah! Well that and VATSIM) I gave a lecture on VOR and ADF the other week for example, and next week we're going on an outing to the local VOR station. In the meantime though, I'm waiting on my paperwork to come back, bleh...plus we're all waiting to see about our new Squadron Commander, as our current one resigned last week due to family medical issues.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: capgirl92 on October 27, 2007, 09:23:39 PM
Hi. I am new to Cap Talk. I have been in CAP for about two years. I love CAP.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on October 27, 2007, 10:00:03 PM
Welcome to the party... What have you brought to share with us?  :)
Title: "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: denicecl on October 30, 2007, 01:27:07 PM
OK here goes>>>>>

Yes I am new here, I am a senior member in San Angelo TX023 Squadron. I just wanted to take a look around here and see what all we can learn.

We just got us an awesome forum up and running and were looking for others to join in with us as well to help us learn.

The best way to learn is by watching and listening to others and we feel that the more the merrier, so if you want to take a look here is the link>>>

http://sanangelocap.org/forum/index.php (http://sanangelocap.org/forum/index.php)

Thanks and I look forward to meeting new Friends here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sargent on November 06, 2007, 12:38:40 PM
Newby here...  Conroe ASF, Conroe, TX!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on November 06, 2007, 01:37:34 PM
Newby here...  Conroe ASF, Conroe, TX!

Welcome!  There's a fair share of TXWG folks on the board.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Harry Moose on November 14, 2007, 11:25:21 PM
New to CAPTalk, and thought I'd let everyone know I'm here!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: flyguy06 on November 15, 2007, 12:01:59 AM
I flew up to Ashville from ATL a few months ago. I flew in our flying club's Piper Seneca. It was a great site up there
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: flyguy06 on November 15, 2007, 12:05:52 AM
Well, time to toss my flightcap into the ring I guess. Bit of an oddball here myself, only about 3 weeks into CAP, but I have a lot of elsewhere experience. I did NJROTC during my high school days, 2000-2004, ultimately ended up as Battalion XO as a C/LCDR. From there I looked first to NROTC at the University of South Carolina. About a month or so in, I made a stupid mistake and quit the whole program just because of a really messed up exhibition drill practice at 0700 the Saturday before classes were going to start. (Hey, gimme a break, I had just survived a slew of USMC DI's going at me when right on its heels comes my Freshman Year) Anyways, found out later that I was medically disqualified anyways, so there goes that idea. So USC didn't work out so well for me; no real professors at the lower level classes left me wondering, "Huh?" and I didn't do so hot. Moved back home, and now I'm looking at a December 2008 graduation with a BS in Political Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice, and a minor in Sociology. I'm wanting to go into Law Enforcement, probably something local for starters, then hopefully up to Federal work.

CAP, again, is still both a new and old hat to me. I'm very familiar with cadet programs, obviously, and I've been reading regs religiously (yay alliteration) ever since I got this crazy idea in my head. I'm wanting to pick up my Specialty Track in Cadet Programs, since I'm quite comfortable with that. The DCC though thinks I'd be a great Aerospace Education Officer, since I have a good chunk of aviation knowledge under my hat. (Flight Sim pays off for once, hah! Well that and VATSIM) I gave a lecture on VOR and ADF the other week for example, and next week we're going on an outing to the local VOR station. In the meantime though, I'm waiting on my paperwork to come back, bleh...plus we're all waiting to see about our new Squadron Commander, as our current one resigned last week due to family medical issues.

What part of SC do you live in? I tell young Senior Members thatused to be cadets to actually do something other than cadet programs. It is sometimes hard for former cadets to realize they are Senior Members now. They cant quite seem to seperate themselves from the cadets and they want to do cadet things. So , my advice to former cadets is to do something outside of cadet programs and come back to CP once they get comfprtable with the idea of being a Senior member
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: iniedrauer on November 22, 2007, 03:53:59 AM
So...hello.  I've been a member here for several days now-and...so...Hi! 8)

Texas Wing Baby! ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on November 22, 2007, 10:30:11 AM
Welcome to CapTalk.

OKWG is better. ;)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Oorah
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: iniedrauer on November 22, 2007, 08:35:46 PM
Welcome to CapTalk.

OKWG is better. ;)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Oorah

I wont take that personal... ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on November 26, 2007, 02:35:20 PM
Regardless of which Wing you may be from, welcome.  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: capkrazy on December 26, 2007, 06:40:39 PM
Hi, just found out about CAP TALK.  Joine CAP in 2005
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pace on December 26, 2007, 07:02:39 PM
Welcome to CAPTalk!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on December 26, 2007, 10:09:01 PM
Hi, just found out about CAP TALK.  Joine CAP in 2005
Hope you enjoy your time here on CapTalk.




And in CAP as well . . . . ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: tjaxe on January 04, 2008, 11:45:04 AM
Hi.  My name is Tracey and I just joined CAP last night after researching it for the last month or so.  I'm super-excited about it and can't wait to learn about ES and also to volunteer my IT (a.k.a. techno-geek) skills. I've been following many of the threads on here recently and I look forward to chatting with you.  :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on January 04, 2008, 11:52:13 AM
Hi.  My name is Tracey and I just joined CAP last night after researching it for the last month or so.  I'm super-excited about it and can't wait to learn about ES and also to volunteer my IT (a.k.a. techno-geek) skills. I've been following many of the threads on here recently and I look forward to chatting with you.  :D

Well, you'll find plenty to talk about here. ;)   Feel free to ask any and all questions too.  :)

Welcome Tracey!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on January 04, 2008, 11:56:15 AM
;) 

Stop flirting.  Just cuz she's hot, doesn't mean you can start winking.

Check out the pic....

(http://captalk.net/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=1483;type=avatar)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: tjaxe on January 04, 2008, 12:01:05 PM
I should add a red blush to the pic now!   :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Nick on January 09, 2008, 05:32:47 AM
Hi gang.

Well, today is my "last official day" in Iraq, so as I'm heading home I'll be getting back into the mix here.  Hope y'all didn't miss me too much. :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CadetProgramGuy on January 09, 2008, 06:13:15 AM
Have your bags packed and hiding in the HAS for the Transport?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Nick on January 10, 2008, 11:26:04 AM
Have your bags packed and hiding in the HAS for the Transport?

Almost. Bags are packed and sitting in my room. I'm living out of the bag right now, my airlift was cancelled so I'm standing by to stand by. Hopefully I'll be out of here before my flight home leaves Al Udeid. :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: IACAPphotog on January 12, 2008, 05:17:01 PM
Hey all. Long time listner, first time caller. I am happy to be part of your community.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: pixelwonk on January 12, 2008, 05:37:20 PM
Great to have you.
Welcome to CAP Talk.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: teesquared on January 15, 2008, 09:44:33 PM
OK, here's my official "I'm here." post.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Michael on January 17, 2008, 05:38:06 PM
Hope I haven't posted on this thread before.

Let my presence be known.  Hoorah.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: brenaud on January 17, 2008, 11:32:24 PM
Greetings, All.  I've been reading the site for a while and finally registered.  Now I'm finally posting!

I joined MS-100 in 2002, then transferred to the Knoxville Senior Squadron (TN-087) when I moved to TN a couple of years ago.  I stayed there a little over a year before moving to Group 1 Staff. 

Current ES quals are GES, SET, MS, MO, CUL and MRO.  Hope to add a couple of others soon.

I'm also an amateur radio operator (callsign WR4MS).  If you're a ham I look forward to hearing you on the air.

Guess that's enough for now....Semper Vigilans!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: mynetdude on February 03, 2008, 03:58:06 PM
This is my very first post here, I have been lurking here a very long time and have found this site by accident when trying to locate the site for the captalk listserv website which I am not sure is related to captalk.net because this captalk listserv is for Oregon squadrons which is provided by peak.org.

Anyhow I think its time I make myself known to the CAP community at large :) even though I have found tons of information highly valuable from this forum, too much to keep up with honestly.

Being recently entrusted to perform duties as the LG/IT/Personnel officer for my squadron due to recent changes and departure of a previous member who used to do all these things for the squadron I have become his successor (kind of exciting and sad at the same time as he was a huge loss to our squadron).  My point is, being known here now and then will help me in the long run for my CAP future career.

I'd just like to thank those who have made this possible and for those who have approved my registration some time ago (at least 6 months ago).  I look forward to learning more as I can.

I have a technician rating in ITO, I will promote to 1st Lt in April of '08. I have  ES qualifications in GES, MRO, MSA, MS, SET and soon to be LO and UDF and will not be renewing my MS unless qualifications unless I acheive the MO qualification which will be difficult for me due to my hearing and vision though I know I can get the job done under training enviornment as my purpose to be MS/MO qualified is to provide on the ground training support to the squadron so to do it I have to do practicals as well.

I have been a member of Southern Oregon's Medford Composite Squadron since October 2006, I plan to remain as long as our squadron is standing or until I move far enough that would require me to transfer.

Happy Superbowl Sunday :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: mikeylikey on February 03, 2008, 04:01:38 PM
^ Howdy!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JoeTomasone on March 02, 2008, 10:35:16 PM

Hi folks, I found the site via an email from a site member on a technical matter, and finally got around to really visiting and signing up.


I'm a former cadet back in the '80s, Got the Goddard but never the Mitchell (long story).   Became a ham radio operator and was very ARES focused until the then NY Wing Commander grabbed a few of us to help reinvigorate the comms program there.   Short version: I got divorced, moved to FL, and was in Patron status for years thanks to a very busy job that kept me on the road a LOT.

During the Hurricane Wilma response, I ran into some members at the EOC where we had co-located radio gear.  After chatting with them for a few days, the bug again bit, and I signed up as the Asst. Comms Officer for the local Group.  Barely a few months in, the Comms Officer stepped down and I stepped up - just in time to hear the magical letters for the first time: S-8.   What's that?   Talk about sink or swim!

So now, I'm busy trying to get all the ES qualifications I'm interested in, and have the bulk behind me.   MRO, CUL, and UDF are done, and I'm a first aid class away from GTM3.  MSA, GTM2/1 & GTL, plus maybe a few others, lie ahead.   Then I guess I will have to work on a Senior rating before the PDO gets mad.  :)

I'm (re)married, with 3 kids (none of whom are cadet age yet!), and live in Tampa, FL. 

I'm glad to be on the board.


    - Joe


Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Michael on March 02, 2008, 10:38:47 PM
Glad to have you, sir.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ♠SARKID♠ on March 02, 2008, 11:46:12 PM
Barely a few months in, the Comms Officer stepped down and I stepped up - just in time to hear the magical letters for the first time: S-8.

OUCH!

Welcome to the board and welcome back to CAP!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on March 03, 2008, 12:57:21 AM
This is my very first post here, I have been lurking here a very long time and have found this site by accident when trying to locate the site for the captalk listserv website which I am not sure is related to captalk.net because this captalk listserv is for Oregon squadrons which is provided by peak.org.

We're not related to the captalk listserv, but welcome to our online CAP community!  It's great to have dedicated new members here.  I hope you make yourself at home!  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: mynetdude on March 16, 2008, 08:26:45 PM
This is my very first post here, I have been lurking here a very long time and have found this site by accident when trying to locate the site for the captalk listserv website which I am not sure is related to captalk.net because this captalk listserv is for Oregon squadrons which is provided by peak.org.

We're not related to the captalk listserv, but welcome to our online CAP community!  It's great to have dedicated new members here.  I hope you make yourself at home!  :)

Uh I've been here awhile now... thanks for the welcome belated... :P

I do realize that this forum has nothing to do with the listserv, but I thought I'd make that noteworthy because thats how I found this forum or I wouldn't have at all.

Well I'd still like to think of myself as dedicated, I spend whole days by myself doing lots of things (and sometimes with my assistants) on certain days getting things done for the squadron.  With some things in light of regulations and privileges I may be setting a smaller "box" as to what I will get involved with than I originally intended to get involved with.

The important thing is no matter how/where I am involved in CAP, it has giving me the ability to say I've been doing something as to whether or not I have accomplished anything is another topic itself. 

I do have some goals/plans, as to whether or not I can achieve them will depend on what financial limitations are in place and what my goals entails and require me to do.  All I can say right now is I've accomplished another dream, was to join CAP, my last dream before that was to be able to drive as those are the two biggest accomplishments since I have been out of high school that I have done on my own.

Anyway, I look forward to making friends here on the boards even if I never get to meet them in person :). 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RickFranz on March 17, 2008, 08:33:10 AM
Hello CAP Talk

I have been lurking for awhile and thought it was time to get more involved.  I join CAP back in 1968, CAWG.  My family moved to NM transfered to there, stayed a Cadet for 6 years, did 6 years in the USAF (went to the Dark side when I joined the AF) 2 years at Whiteman AFB, then PCS'd to Torrejon AB, Spain for he rest of my time in the service.  When we (met my wife in the AF) got back to the states we moved around a bit.  We were in the TX and TN wings for a while and just dropped out.  When our daughter turned 12, we were living in SD, she joined and dragged all of us back in.  After several years in the SD Wing, my work moved us to KS where we stayed long enough for all three of our kids finished the cadet program (2 C/Lt Col. and 1 C/Capt).  After that we slowed down a bit and moved back to TX and dropped out again.  A few years ago moved back to KS and four out of the 5 of us rejoined and are active here in the squadron and the wing.  The one that is not - oh he is in the navy and is planning on "re-uping" once he gets out.

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Bear Walling on March 20, 2008, 06:10:29 AM
Thats alot of moving around major.

Anywho, welcome to captalk.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ♠SARKID♠ on March 22, 2008, 03:16:51 AM
I tried drawing a map of that in my head...I think you broke my brain.

Welcome sir!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Tim Medeiros on March 22, 2008, 10:27:17 AM
Hello CAP Talk

I have been lurking for awhile and thought it was time to get more involved.  I join CAP back in 1968, CAWG.  My family moved to NM transfered to there, stayed a Cadet for 6 years, did 6 years in the USAF (went to the Dark side when I joined the AF) 2 years at Whiteman AFB, then PCS'd to Torrejon AB, Spain for he rest of my time in the service.  When we (met my wife in the AF) got back to the states we moved around a bit.  We were in the TX and TN wings for a while and just dropped out.  When our daughter turned 12, we were living in SD, she joined and dragged all of us back in.  After several years in the SD Wing, my work moved us to KS where we stayed long enough for all three of our kids finished the cadet program (2 C/Lt Col. and 1 C/Capt).  After that we slowed down a bit and moved back to TX and dropped out again.  A few years ago moved back to KS and four out of the 5 of us rejoined and are active here in the squadron and the wing.  The one that is not - oh he is in the navy and is planning on "re-uping" once he gets out.


Welcome to CAPTalk, I can now say that your the 7th person from KSWG that I've met (at least online) in my entire CAP career :P
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RickFranz on March 22, 2008, 06:01:06 PM
I tried drawing a map of that in my head...I think you broke my brain.

Welcome sir!
My Dad kept a map with push pins in it with string showing all our moves, I can't remember if he ran out of pins or string first...

Thanks
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RickFranz on March 22, 2008, 06:03:45 PM
Hello CAP Talk

I have been lurking for awhile and thought it was time to get more involved.  I join CAP back in 1968, CAWG.  My family moved to NM transfered to there, stayed a Cadet for 6 years, did 6 years in the USAF (went to the Dark side when I joined the AF) 2 years at Whiteman AFB, then PCS'd to Torrejon AB, Spain for he rest of my time in the service.  When we (met my wife in the AF) got back to the states we moved around a bit.  We were in the TX and TN wings for a while and just dropped out.  When our daughter turned 12, we were living in SD, she joined and dragged all of us back in.  After several years in the SD Wing, my work moved us to KS where we stayed long enough for all three of our kids finished the cadet program (2 C/Lt Col. and 1 C/Capt).  After that we slowed down a bit and moved back to TX and dropped out again.  A few years ago moved back to KS and four out of the 5 of us rejoined and are active here in the squadron and the wing.  The one that is not - oh he is in the navy and is planning on "re-uping" once he gets out.


Welcome to CAPTalk, I can now say that your the 7th person from KSWG that I've met (at least online) in my entire CAP career :P

The few and the proud.  Thanks
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: jpnelson82 on March 30, 2008, 07:32:08 AM
Hello all!

Yay, I'm new to CAPtalk, and new to the senior program. I used to be a cadet in Georgia Wing, earned my Earhart in 1999.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on March 30, 2008, 01:46:38 PM
Hello all!

Yay, I'm new to CAPtalk, and new to the senior program. I used to be a cadet in Georgia Wing, earned my Earhart in 1999.

Welcome!   :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: NHQ-OS-126 Frank on April 05, 2008, 05:44:23 AM

Hello everybody,

I am not really brand new here but our squadron's website is very new.  We are welcome for any comments and suggestions to improve the website.

Please have a look under:   www.capspangdahlem.com

Thanks and all the best from Europe.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RickFranz on April 05, 2008, 06:04:24 AM

Hello everybody,

I am not really brand new here but our squadron's website is very new.  We are welcome for any comments and suggestions to improve the website.

Please have a look under:   www.capspangdahlem.com

Thanks and all the best from Europe.

Welcome to CAPTALK

That is a very interesting website you have there.  Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Tim Medeiros on April 05, 2008, 10:37:25 AM

Hello everybody,

I am not really brand new here but our squadron's website is very new.  We are welcome for any comments and suggestions to improve the website.

Please have a look under:   www.capspangdahlem.com

Thanks and all the best from Europe.
Welcome to CAPTalk, and nice site.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: TEAM SURGE on May 01, 2008, 10:19:53 PM
Hey I am new and what not trying to figure this out! How is everybody doing?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on May 01, 2008, 10:25:25 PM
Hey I am new and what not trying to figure this out! How is everybody doing?

Welcome to CAPTalk!  Tell us a bit about yourself! 

If you take a look back at this thread, many of our new members take this introductory opportunity to tell us a little about themselves, their background and their involvement in CAP.  Thanks for joining.   :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: sarflyer on May 02, 2008, 04:54:47 PM
That's a nice! ::)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 06, 2008, 02:19:50 PM
Hey everyone,

Been in CAP for over a year, just found this site. Looks pretty awsome so far.

I'm a cadet in the Martinburg Composite Squadron, WV.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: sarflyer on May 06, 2008, 02:35:26 PM
Work the program Rock!  :clap:
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: TEAM SURGE on May 08, 2008, 01:14:28 AM
I alrighty then Alittle about myself....I am Ryan. Umm I have been in CAP for three years. 2 and a half of them full acive years. I wrestle Play football. UMM I play bass guitar in three death metal bands. I look to break things....and also TRAIn a lot for MMA Mixed martial Arts....
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: smitjud on May 09, 2008, 05:05:06 PM
Been a reader of this site for quite some time.  Figured I might as well register and start chiming in here and there!

I've been in the program almost 10 years now and was a former cadet (C/LtCol).  Am now the DCP for the ALWG and happy to be here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RickFranz on May 09, 2008, 09:38:50 PM
Welcome to the both of you.  I have not been here real long myself, but I think you'll find most folks on here are very helpful.

Again, Welcome ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Taber4 on May 18, 2008, 07:54:11 PM
I have been in CAP for almost 2 years and love it.  I am hoping to go to the MAWG encampment this year and I am already signed up for SUPTFC in MS July 12-19.  I am a cadet in MA. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RickFranz on May 18, 2008, 10:28:31 PM
Welcome to CAPTALK C/SMSgt Clark!

Sounds like you all ready have a busy summer planned out.  Great to have you on board. :clap:
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: proveritas on June 04, 2008, 11:55:34 AM
Been lurking here for a little while... I figured there was somewhere on the Web where everyone hung out and I'm happy to finally find it! :D

Joined CAP last October (MER VA 023) and love every minute -- wish I'd known about it long before then. Just finished BCUT & scanner and am slowly getting stuff together for a 24 hour pack.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RickFranz on June 04, 2008, 08:09:59 PM
Been lurking here for a little while... I figured there was somewhere on the Web where everyone hung out and I'm happy to finally find it! :D

Joined CAP last October (MER VA 023) and love every minute -- wish I'd known about it long before then. Just finished BCUT & scanner and am slowly getting stuff together for a 24 hour pack.

Welcome to CAPTALK.  I think you will find a lot of good info on here.  On the 24 hour pack, I found that the big box stores (Wal-Mart, K-Mart...) can be a good source for "cheap" items.  Spend a little get the items on the list and then go back as you can and upgrade those items.  Remember you get what you pay for.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: proveritas on June 05, 2008, 12:54:44 PM
Thanks. I shop a lot at Wally World and Kmart anyway, so I've been keeping my eyes open for some of this stuff. I think we might have some of it already from camping...we must have accumulated half a dozen compasses over the years...but finding it in the basement is the hard part!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: NC Hokie on June 10, 2008, 10:02:58 PM
Greetings!

I've been lurking for a couple of weeks now and figured that it's about time to take advantage of (and contribute to) this board in a more proactive way.  I am coming up on my first year anniversary in CAP and find that I am FAR more involved that I would have anticipated.

I am currently serving as my squadron supply officer, IT officer, and (as of last week :o) AE officer.  I'm active with our cadets and am currently working on ratings in Logistics, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs.

I look forward to "meeting" each of you and discussing all things CAP.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on June 10, 2008, 10:25:26 PM
Greetings!

I've been lurking for a couple of weeks now and figured that it's about time to take advantage of (and contribute to) this board in a more proactive way.  I am coming up on my first year anniversary in CAP and find that I am FAR more involved that I would have anticipated.

I am currently serving as my squadron supply officer, IT officer, and (as of last week :o) AE officer.  I'm active with our cadets and am currently working on ratings in Logistics, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs.

I look forward to "meeting" each of you and discussing all things CAP.

Welcome!  Now you can add "CAPTalk Liaison Officer" to your duties list for your squadron.   :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: stratoflyer on June 21, 2008, 05:08:54 PM
Hello all! I was a cadet before I went to school and now I'm back after a few years as a senior member. I have read a few posts at this forum and seen a lot of great ideas and I just hope that together we can make CAP better still. Looking forward to communicating with you guys!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: mikeylikey on June 21, 2008, 06:52:47 PM
^ Howdy!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RickFranz on June 22, 2008, 09:27:12 PM
Hello all! I was a cadet before I went to school and now I'm back after a few years as a senior member. I have read a few posts at this forum and seen a lot of great ideas and I just hope that together we can make CAP better still. Looking forward to communicating with you guys!

You are in good company, I believe there are more than a few old cadets that turned to the Darkside here. ;D

Welcome
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: rightstuffpilot on June 26, 2008, 12:34:05 PM
So I'm here, but I've really been here for awhile--I jst didn't post!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on June 26, 2008, 04:43:21 PM
So I'm here, but I've really been here for awhile--I jst didn't post!

I'll say - You joined in December 2005!  But hey -- better now than never!  :)

Welcome
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Talon One Six on July 05, 2008, 07:18:47 PM
C/1st LT Steven R Smith of Plainfield Cadet Squadron NJ-102, I am 19 years old and a sophmore at Rutgers University, and Union County College. I am a Cadet 3rd Class in Air Force ROTC Det. 485. I was a Cadet Major in Army JROTC at Clarke Central High School

I joined CAP with the Fulton County Squadron of Georgia Wing, in fall 2003, I have been apart of Jackson County,Barrow County and Athens-Clarke County Squadrons also part of GAWG. I recently recived my pre-solo wings after attending the NJWG Falcon Flight Encampment. I attended the 2004/2005 GAWG summer encampments in Bravo and Delta Flights each. I will be Charlie Flight's Commander durring NJBE 08

I am aiming to get a pilots slot to Fly F-16,-22 or F-15E's, but ill fly anything they give me lol
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Talon One Six on July 06, 2008, 12:20:56 AM
Howdy y'all. I'm new to CAP Talk but not to CAP, I just never got around to making the account. Well, I'm C/2d Lt Emily Greiner from Teaneck Composite Squadron of New Jersey Wing. I've been in CAP for a little over two years now.

and u wonder why we call you southern (spoken from a former GA Wing Member)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RickFranz on July 06, 2008, 10:15:32 AM
^ Talon One Six

What do you do with your free time? ;D

Welcome to CAP Talk.  Keep working toward those goals of yours!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Talon One Six on July 06, 2008, 05:36:40 PM
mostly i play xbox360, build model planes, trains basketball, football, you know regular college stuff lol
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: mikeylikey on July 06, 2008, 06:47:08 PM
mostly i play xbox360, build model planes, trains basketball, football, you know regular college stuff lol

When I was in College (we weren't building model planes)........well we will leave that alone  ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CadetProgramGuy on July 07, 2008, 12:39:57 AM
Hey I'm 33 and I still play XBox......(build rockets too......)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: x15sr71f112002 on July 10, 2008, 05:12:12 PM
I am also here, Mass Wing Mission Pilot, member for six years and still enjoy it. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Ltsteve on July 11, 2008, 08:06:56 AM
I am with the Okla Wing, for eight years. I am the Safety and Communications Officer with WRCS and I am a GTL.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RickFranz on July 11, 2008, 03:13:16 PM
Well hello x15sr71f112002 and Ltsteve

Welcome to CAPTalk   :clap:
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SilverEagle2 on July 20, 2008, 11:49:21 AM
Well, I'm back.

Former C/Lt Col from Ohio Wing (1990-1995) now a fresh 1st Lt in Utah wing.
I own/fly a Beech Sundowner, build Giant Scale RC/Heli's, High Power Rockets, and computers.

Good to be back after a long break. Now if someone could recreate my Cadet Records, I'd be peachy.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: drcomm on July 24, 2008, 10:42:31 PM
I am with the Okla Wing, for eight years. I am the Safety and Communications Officer with WRCS and I am a GTL.

Hi neighbor!  Welcome to CAPTalk!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MitchCat on August 03, 2008, 08:14:43 PM
Hey y'all...
I've been hanging at CS, and happened upon CT by chance.  Both are pretty cool and extremely informative.  :) Anyway, I'm a relatively new (February 08) CAP member of PCR-WA-051, Peninsula Composite Squadron.  I LOVE CAP; basically it's taken over my life.  Even my work schedule revolves around CAP! lol. Right now I'm a SrA, but I'll be getting that Fourth Stripe here pretty soon.  I'd say my favorite part of CAP is... well, everything, basically! I love drill, AE, ES, customs and courtesies, and perhaps most of all, leadership.  The military aspect is also huge; it's pretty much what got me involved in the first place.  My goal in life is to: complete two years of Running Start at the community college, get into USNA, then get into P-Cola, and end up flying things off the carriers for my career.  Just say no to Air Force! I'm Navy at heart, always have been, always will be. See y'all around!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RickFranz on August 06, 2008, 07:10:56 PM
Welcome MitchCat.  Take it from an old cadet, learn all you can, go to everything you can.  Get involved work hard, it will not hurt you a bit.  Good luck on your goals.

Title: Howdy to all
Post by: sburrows on August 15, 2008, 12:33:10 PM
Hello all,

I am new to this board, glad to have found you, and thought I'd write this quick note.....

I am also very new to CAP having just recently joined. I am excited to be joining this organization because of all the positive things about it!

I am a private pilot and look forward to sharing my love of aviation with the cadets. As I have read here, and elsewhere, the cadet program is active. At my first meeting, I was incredibly impressed at how 'adult' the cadets were acting. What a great mentoring opportunity.

I look forward to reading more and posting some of my questions..
Title: Re: Howdy to all
Post by: Pylon on August 15, 2008, 12:34:33 PM
Hello all,

I am new to this board, glad to have found you, and thought I'd write this quick note.....

I am also very new to CAP having just recently joined. I am excited to be joining this organization because of all the positive things about it!

I am a private pilot and look forward to sharing my love of aviation with the cadets. As I have read here, and elsewhere, the cadet program is active. At my first meeting, I was incredibly impressed at how 'adult' the cadets were acting. What a great mentoring opportunity.

I look forward to reading more and posting some of my questions..


Welcome!  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Kerrbie on August 20, 2008, 10:23:00 AM
Hi! I've been a member for a while but I don't think I've posted here. So I! ^.^
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Agathodicy on August 25, 2008, 08:40:46 AM
This is just a quick hello before I go back to lurking, but I thought it would be polite to introduce myself to the lovely forumites from whom I have been gleaning a great deal of useful information. I suppose I'm what one would call a prospective member: I began looking into the volunteer opportunities afforded by CAP a few weeks ago, and my curiosity is piqued further with everything I read. The discussion topics here have proven invaluable not only for helping me sort through the wealth of data at cap.gov, but for showing me a slice of the organization's membership around the country before I even contact my local squadron.

Okay, now for the requisite boring biographical stuff: I'm a geeky Navy wife with a BS in Computer Science and Religion (how's that for a set of disparate majors?), and my other interests range from foreign languages to neurobiology to yes, aviation. I am not a pilot, but I admit a certain enchantment with the idea of learning to be useful in an airplane; I could see myself going the route of mission scanner to perhaps mission observer someday.

Concerns about joining CAP include the merciless teasing to which my husband would subject me for wearing an Air Force-style uniform, but hey, that's the old friendly inter-service rivalry for ya. ;) In all seriousness, I look forward to learning more about the organization and appreciate the informative threads CAP Talk has provided--the discussion therein is a big help as I attempt to work out what to look for and the right questions to ask if I get to the point of seeking out a local squadron.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on August 25, 2008, 08:43:49 AM
This is just a quick hello before I go back to lurking, but I thought it would be polite to introduce myself to the lovely forumites from whom I have been gleaning a great deal of useful information. I suppose I'm what one would call a prospective member: I began looking into the volunteer opportunities afforded by CAP a few weeks ago, and my curiosity is piqued further with everything I read. The discussion topics here have proven invaluable not only for helping me sort through the wealth of data at cap.gov, but for showing me a slice of the organization's membership around the country before I even contact my local squadron.

Okay, now for the requisite boring biographical stuff: I'm a geeky Navy wife with a BS in Computer Science and Religion (how's that for a set of disparate majors?), and my other interests range from foreign languages to neurobiology to yes, aviation. I am not a pilot, but I admit a certain enchantment with the idea of learning to be useful in an airplane; I could see myself going the route of mission scanner to perhaps mission observer someday.

Concerns about joining CAP include the merciless teasing to which my husband would subject me for wearing an Air Force-style uniform, but hey, that's the old friendly inter-service rivalry for ya. ;) In all seriousness, I look forward to learning more about the organization and appreciate the informative threads CAP Talk has provided--the discussion therein is a big help as I attempt to work out what to look for and the right questions to ask if I get to the point of seeking out a local squadron.

Welcome to CAPTalk!   :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ThorntonOL on October 14, 2008, 01:42:27 PM
Ewww.  I don't know which would be more dangerous.  The hockey pucks or the players.
Definately the players, doesn't matter if it's guys or girls.
I played community league when I was younger so I could learn how to skate and by the time I got out of it I could skate and I knew who to watch out for, ause when they checked it hurt like the dickens.

BTW...
1st Lt. Oliver Thornton  from the Broome Tioga Composite Squadron of South Central Group NY Wing, I know a few of the lurkers on the site. (Lurkers-Anyone who is not registered but reads the posts, also known as guests.) and I have an idea of what some of the NY members look like.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: tarheel gumby on October 14, 2008, 10:42:32 PM
I'm here.
Title: Newby Here
Post by: SquadronMom on October 21, 2008, 01:12:36 PM
Good afternoon !  just became an official Senior member-- I have been a cadet sponsor for a year and to help I became a SR. member  Not sure where to go from here.  I have heard others mention coming here and getting all kinds of info---
Title: Re: Newby Here
Post by: Eclipse on October 21, 2008, 01:21:53 PM
Welcome.

Yes, there is a lot of info here...heh...to say the least.

Might I also suggest you check out:  http://forums.cadetstuff.org which has a focus on the CP.
Title: Re: Newby Here
Post by: jimmydeanno on October 21, 2008, 01:23:33 PM
Welcome to CAP!  Congratulations on your 'conversion' and thank you for supporting the cadets.

Also, welcome to CAPTalk.  May your stay here be interesting (almost guaranteed) and informative. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on October 21, 2008, 01:25:40 PM
Merged with the I'm Here thread.  Welcome.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Rob Sherlin on October 22, 2008, 11:59:40 PM
Hi everyone!
  Just signing up from Niagara Falls, NY.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on October 23, 2008, 08:36:25 AM
Hi everyone!
  Just signing up from Niagara Falls, NY.

Hey, I know where that is!   :D

Welcome
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: docspur on October 23, 2008, 08:53:12 AM
Hi everyone!
  Just signing up from Niagara Falls, NY.

Hey there.  Welcome to the fun.  Now you only have 2,354,756 +- posts to get through to catch up. Have fun  ;D





(Warning: Actual postings numbers may have been exagerated just a tinny bit...all in fun)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on November 08, 2008, 09:33:33 PM
Hi everyone!
  Just signing up from Niagara Falls, NY.

Hey there.  Welcome to the fun.  Now you only have 2,354,756 +- posts to get through to catch up. Have fun  ;D

(Warning: Actual postings numbers may have been exagerated just a tinny bit...all in fun)

Yeah.  There's only about 119,000 posts to catch up on. ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: vawgcadet on November 17, 2008, 10:56:50 PM
Hello all! I've been a member for a little under two months here, and finally decided to make my first post. As my username indicates, I'm a C/MSgt in VAWG (VA-141, in particular). Hope to have some good discussion while I'm here!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RickFranz on November 19, 2008, 04:54:07 PM
Hello all! I've been a member for a little under two months here, and finally decided to make my first post. As my username indicates, I'm a C/MSgt in VAWG (VA-141, in particular). Hope to have some good discussion while I'm here!

C/MSgt Michael Perkins 

Welcome to CAPTalk, I have found a lot of good information here and I am sure you will as well.

Once again Welcome!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Timbo on November 25, 2008, 03:24:45 PM
Hey all....I am Tim from PAWG.  Was a Cadet in the early 90's, went Air National Guard after H.S. , Commissioned through ROTC and traded my blue suite for a Green one about 3 years ago.  I am currently serving in the PA National Guard.  I was a very inactive Senior Member due to deployments (four in the last six years), but am getting back into the CAP routine. 

In the civilian world I am a Surgeon at a Teaching Hosp in PA, and am married to a awesome lady (who was my nurse in the OR for two years  ;)  ).  I have a cat, one five year old son and a new baby girl. 

In CAP I have a masters in CP, and a tech in Logistics.  I served for a brief time (3 months) as a SQD Commander and now am happy to just help out wherever it is needed. 

I just stumbled across CAPTALK, never knew it existed, but am thrilled it DOES.

 :)
 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on November 25, 2008, 05:45:37 PM
Welcome Tim from PAWG!   :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RoxySox on December 13, 2008, 08:22:03 AM
New to CAPTalk, old to CAP. Medically Retired USMC SGT. My MOS was Tactical Network Specialist. Semper Fi and Semper Vigilantis
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RobG on December 13, 2008, 10:11:56 AM
Welcome to CAP Talk. I'm sure you will hold up against all the wise crackers here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on December 18, 2008, 12:42:22 AM
Semper Vigilantis

You may want to stick with the "Marine Corps style" and go with Sember Vi.  It's Semper Vigilans.

Welcome aboard, Sergeant.

What's your status in CAP?  Former cadet turned senior or did you have a break in CAP service?  Which wing?  What's your specialty track?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Timbo on December 18, 2008, 02:14:16 AM
^ Semper Stargate Atlantis     >:D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Gunner C on December 18, 2008, 02:42:47 AM
^ Semper Stargate Atlantis     >:D

Always a vigilante? ;D

Gunner
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: roxysox on December 20, 2008, 09:56:35 AM
Whoops, ha ha, I was sleepy when I wrote it. It was a temporary loss of situational awareness!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RobG on December 21, 2008, 05:19:48 AM
Whoops, ha ha, I was sleepy when I wrote it. It was a temporary loss of situational awareness!

Oh that's just normal around here. It must be the Kool-aid.  ::)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: wyocop on December 25, 2008, 10:52:47 AM
Capt. John Burkett Wy. Wing CV, I'm here, and looking for ICS 300/400 back to back classes. Info requested Thanks in advance, and Merry Christmas
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Dirtman on January 05, 2009, 04:48:51 PM
Thought I would give an intro:  I joined CAP as a cadet in 79, got my Earhart and took the Spaatz a few days before my 21st, and didn't pass it.  Oh well........  Made the transition to the "dark side" and just stayed around.  Been a squadron commander, now just a member of the supporting cast.  Have done the ES thing as ground team, but now find that I like to stay close to the coffee and doughnuts where it is warm and dry.  Dirtman is a nickname that I got from one of my clients when I was working one of my former jobs that has just stuck, because I had to "play in the dirt" on that job so to speak.  Anyway hello all.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on January 05, 2009, 04:53:28 PM
Welcome, Dirtman.  What job did you have "playing in the dirt"?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Dirtman on January 06, 2009, 03:28:00 PM
I worked for a company that collected soil samples for multi element assay.  We did everything from simple nutrient analysis to effluent and petroleum detection, water samples, pesticide detection and more.  Everything it seems but Radon.  Lots of good work, outside most of the time, private clients are the best, they pay, usually on time, except for those who get government grants, they don't pay until Uncle Sam pays, so you learn who to ask for money up front.  I did it for 18 years and got tired of not knowing if or when we would get paid and I had about maxed out on advancement.

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: es_g0d on January 06, 2009, 08:55:51 PM
Well, "I'm here!"  I don't know why it took me so long to join this format, remembering the long-winded CAPtalk listserver (may it rest in peace).  Hello, all!
Good luck and good hunting,
-Scott
www.CAP-ES.net
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: IceNine on January 06, 2009, 09:49:34 PM
Good to see you here Scott.  Been a big fan of your work for a long time.

Welcome aboard, may you get as animated as the rest of us.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: es_g0d on January 06, 2009, 11:14:01 PM
Heh, thanks!  I very well may ... its been known to happen before!  I'm as opinionated as they come, but hopefully with informed opinions!  :D

Good luck and good hunting,
-Scott
www.CAP-ES.net
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RobG on January 07, 2009, 01:39:07 PM
Good to see you here Scott.  Been a big fan of your work for a long time.

Welcome aboard, may you get as animated as the rest of us.

Animated? No its just too much caffeine..........up, up and away!!!!!!!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on January 07, 2009, 04:33:39 PM
Well, "I'm here!"  I don't know why it took me so long to join this format, remembering the long-winded CAPtalk listserver (may it rest in peace).  Hello, all!
Good luck and good hunting,
-Scott
www.CAP-ES.net

That's your website?  Haven't seen it in years but I used to check it out back in the day (a Wednesday by the way).  Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on January 07, 2009, 11:41:28 PM
Welcome to CAP Talk. I'm sure you will hold up against all the wise crackers here.

Who are you calling crackers, and how does that make me wise? ???  I just don't get some people. . . . .  .

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Beachjumper85 on January 11, 2009, 10:09:28 AM

Hello group; I need to sign-on...old, retired LTC (retired out of Texas)-CAP and retired BG, TXSG--136th AirWing. Was Texas Senior Member of the Year for 2001 and the TXSG Guardsman-of-the-Year for '01 & '02. Befoere that, was USAF Logistics and Operations down at Duke Field and Hurlburt Field.
While in Cap; completed Level IV; Master rated Logistics and Safety badges.
Love this site !!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on January 11, 2009, 02:54:53 PM

Hello group; I need to sign-on...old, retired LTC (retired out of Texas)-CAP and retired BG, TXSG--136th AirWing. Was Texas Senior Member of the Year for 2001 and the TXSG Guardsman-of-the-Year for '01 & '02. Befoere that, was USAF Logistics and Operations down at Duke Field and Hurlburt Field.
While in Cap; completed Level IV; Master rated Logistics and Safety badges.
Love this site !!

Glad to have you aboard Sir.  Enjoy yourself and I hope to learn from your experiances.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Chicago_Pilot on January 21, 2009, 12:04:33 PM
Ok, I just signed up for this board.  So I guess I am here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CAPLAW on January 21, 2009, 12:36:47 PM
Welcome, good to have you 8)
Title: Hello all!
Post by: CPT Anderson on January 21, 2009, 11:31:33 PM
Hi, I'm CAPT Chelle Anderson, currently in TX WG, attached to Shoemaker Composite Squadron.  I am the Deputy Squadron Commander and DCC, have been  in CAP since I was 12, I am 27 now, made it to Eaker, failed my Spaatz by a point on the Aerospace, passed everything else....grew up at Delta CS in Houston, TX and was in several other wings.  Just came from VA wing on Group II staff as the Cadet Programs Director.  Am now working with NHQ on the Operational Excellence Program.......
Title: Re: Hello all!
Post by: Major Carrales on January 21, 2009, 11:44:36 PM
Hi, I'm CAPT Chelle Anderson, currently in TX WG, attached to Shoemaker Composite Squadron.  I am the Deputy Squadron Commander and DCC, have been  in CAP since I was 12, I am 27 now, made it to Eaker, failed my Spaatz by a point on the Aerospace, passed everything else....grew up at Delta CS in Houston, TX and was in several other wings.  Just came from VA wing on Group II staff as the Cadet Programs Director.  Am now working with NHQ on the Operational Excellence Program.......

Greetings form South Texas!!!
Welcome, always good to meet another Texan!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CPT Anderson on January 22, 2009, 01:03:58 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome, sir.  I'm only here in TX by force, I don't claim TX though.... ha ha ha.  As a cadet I did though.   ;)  Fort Hood bites, but I love the Army and I love the Cavalry......maybe I'll make it down to Corpus some day...miss the ocean, just came from VA Beach, VA. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: IceNine on January 22, 2009, 01:58:07 AM
VA beach = Icenine's favorite place on the planet

Welcome!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CPT Anderson on January 22, 2009, 02:00:58 AM
Now I'm gonna cry, I miss VA Beach sooooooo much!!!  Go Army!!!   ::)  Oh well, 34329234 more years for my husband to go until he retires......then back to VA Beach for us.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Specky on January 23, 2009, 02:52:20 PM
Been lurking around for a while and thought it was time to finally post an intro.  Currently I'm the ES Officer for Andrews Composite Squadron, NATCAP Wing where most of my energy is focused on ground and UDF team training and operations.  Started my CAP “career” many years ago as a cadet, also with NATCAP but on the other side of the Potomac in the Mt Vernon Squadron.  Took a break from CAP for a number of years and rejoined in 2003.   

This is a great site and at some point when I have something worthwhile to say I'll chime in.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CPT Anderson on January 23, 2009, 06:28:41 PM
Hey Joe,

Hope all is well over there at NATCAP, miss ya'll.  Welcome out of the dark!   :clap:
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on January 23, 2009, 07:49:40 PM
Been lurking around for a while and thought it was time to finally post an intro.  Currently I'm the ES Officer for Andrews Composite Squadron, NATCAP Wing where most of my energy is focused on ground and UDF team training and operations.  Started my CAP “career” many years ago as a cadet, also with NATCAP but on the other side of the Potomac in the Mt Vernon Squadron.  Took a break from CAP for a number of years and rejoined in 2003.   

This is a great site and at some point when I have something worthwhile to say I'll chime in.

Joe!  My brother!  Long time no see.

Remember this photo?  That's Joe on the left, me on the right and "sarmed1" from the forums in the middle.

(http://www.jacksonvillesquadron.org/images/3squaredseniors_small.jpg)

Joe's the epitome of high speed former cadets that turned into something cool in the civilian sector.  Glad to see you on board brother.  I'll let you know the next time I'm in DC.

Cheers.
Kirt
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Specky on January 26, 2009, 01:46:15 PM
Hey there Kirt.  Good to hear from you, man.  Hope FL is treating you well.  Definitely remember that picture -- it's hanging up by the ES desk at our Squadron bldg.  Glad to be on the board and hopefully we can link-up next time you're in DC. 

Joe
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BGNightfall on January 29, 2009, 11:36:22 AM
Well, I may as well introduce myself, since I've been lurking around the forums for a couple of days.  I'm a former MDWG cadet, now on active duty in the Navy and rejoining as a SM.  See you all around the boards!   :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: drcomm on January 29, 2009, 08:09:10 PM
^^^^ Welcome!!!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: wilhelm147 on February 01, 2009, 08:28:48 PM
Hello, my name is C/Amn Willie Pan, CAP, of Academy Cadet Squadron (NER-NY-147). I have been a lurker here quite a while, and I thought I might as well introduce myself before people started wondering who I was and if I was scouting the forum for a mass spamming. I learned about CAP when I was 12 and wanted to join and learn to fly, but had other commitments, so I gave up the idea. About a year and a half after that, or about a year ago from now, I decided that I wanted to join the Coast Guard. A certain Coastie PO1, soon to be Chief, and former Mitchell cadet on this forum has probably heard about this. When I learned that CAP could help me enter as an E-2/E-3, I reconsidered joining, but I still had other obligations which would interfere with my attending of meetings. I finally joined CAP last September, and officially became a cadet last November. Surprisingly, my favorite part of CAP is not the fact that I might learn to fly one day, nor is it that I might make E-3 as soon as I enlist in the Coast Guard Reserve (If I earn my Mitchell), but Emergency Services. I went to my first SAREX two weeks ago, and when it was finished, I realized that it was what I always wanted to do. Fast forward to last Friday, when I took and aced my Curry. Now I'm waiting to be "frocked" at the next meeting, even though eServices says that I made C/Amn.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on February 01, 2009, 08:57:51 PM
I have been a lurker here quite a while, and I thought I might as well introduce myself before people started wondering who I was and if I was scouting the forum for a mass spamming.

 :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on February 01, 2009, 09:00:28 PM
I have been a lurker here quite a while, and I thought I might as well introduce myself before people started wondering who I was and if I was scouting the forum for a mass spamming.


I've decided on the visible approach.  I make myself visable whilst I find all the info I need then make one Huge Spam list. >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D

JK
 :angel: :angel:
Title: Good day everyone :)
Post by: Daniel on February 13, 2009, 04:52:52 PM
Hi my names Daniel.
I finally joined the local CAP
I went to the very first meeting of this chapter
but i couldn't join becuase I had leg surgery

As you know im a Airmen Basic Cadet

I have to get my head shaved to meet grooming standards
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on February 13, 2009, 04:55:44 PM
Merged with the official forum thread.  Welcome, C/AB Daniel L.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Daniel on February 13, 2009, 05:00:28 PM
sorry mike,

say, where can i ask a uniform question?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/Ortins on March 10, 2009, 08:56:41 PM
Hey everyone, just joined a few days ago but I'v been browsing through to forum for awhile. Im a C/2nd Lt at the Beverly Composite Squadron in MA. I'v been in CAP for 2.5 years.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RickFranz on March 11, 2009, 10:34:14 AM
C/2Lt Ortins welcome to CAPTalk.

From a former Cadet.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: jpizzo127 on March 17, 2009, 09:45:21 AM
Good Morning:

I just discovered this message board and I think this will be an excellent resource for myself and my squad.

Thank you for maintaining it.

I look forward to benefitting my squadron from the wealth of knowlege here.

About me:

I joined CAP in 2004 and have been the commander of the Long Island Senior Squadron since January 2007.

I am a qualified GTL, MSA, FLS, and working on Mission Observer.

Regards
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Al Sayre on March 17, 2009, 10:26:06 AM
Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: USADOD on April 06, 2009, 09:43:53 PM
hello everyone
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Lancer on April 06, 2009, 09:46:27 PM
hello everyone

Hi Jorvon,

Welcome to CAPtalk! Glad to see another MIWG member here!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: jimmydeanno on April 06, 2009, 09:52:15 PM
hello everyone

Welcome! You're at the USAF Academy?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BrandonKea on April 07, 2009, 11:42:39 PM
Hi everyone.

I've been lurking around for awhile, but here I am, posting for the first time. I've been on CadetStuff since the beginning or darn close. Now I'm on the big-kids board.

Anywho, hello!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on April 08, 2009, 07:51:24 AM
Welcome:
So tell us about yourself.



Not too much though. . . .  ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: DC on April 08, 2009, 03:50:47 PM
fail... :-[
CAP Talk is bb code based.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on April 10, 2009, 02:07:12 PM
Posts removed.  Please don't post to test if your sig works... View your profile.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: W5SMP on April 10, 2009, 08:26:48 PM
Director of the Texas Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security. DOD Subject Matter Expert in Domestic Preparedness. Probably the first Legislative Squadron member on CAPTalk. Appreciative for all that you do for homeland security and youth development, and glad to be here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on April 10, 2009, 08:54:40 PM
Welcome aboard.

Thank you for all you do as well.

A grain of salt, occasionally add.   ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: W5SMP on April 10, 2009, 08:59:54 PM
Thank you, and understood. I did some careful reading before I decided to uncloak.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on April 10, 2009, 09:16:40 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

A good choice, they have made.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on May 01, 2009, 01:23:35 AM
Hallo alle. Ich bin hier.
 
:) Don't let my German Intimidate you. lol.

About to join the Martinsburg, WV Wing of CAP. Can't wait.

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on May 01, 2009, 11:37:02 AM
Guten Tag, Herr Lunsford.

Welcome to CAP, WVWG, and CAPTalk.

I am a former member of WV-049  Wheeling Composite squadron.  There are plenty of good folks in the wing.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on May 01, 2009, 11:27:06 PM
Guten Tag, Herr Lunsford.

Welcome to CAP, WVWG, and CAPTalk.

I am a former member of WV-049  Wheeling Composite squadron.  There are plenty of good folks in the wing.

Ah thats pretty cool. Should I mention your name there or something like that?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CadetProgramGuy on May 02, 2009, 12:46:09 AM
Only if you want a rebellion......j/k of course!!

Welcome to CAP!!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on May 02, 2009, 08:20:12 PM
Guten Tag, Herr Lunsford.

Welcome to CAP, WVWG, and CAPTalk.

I am a former member of WV-049  Wheeling Composite squadron.  There are plenty of good folks in the wing.

Ah thats pretty cool. Should I mention your name there or something like that?

i don't mind, but I was only in the wing from oct 04 to May of 05.  Not too many outside my unit acttually knew me there.

Quite a few from Iowa Wing know who I am. ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: LTC Don on May 04, 2009, 12:30:54 PM
Hi All,
Another longtime lurker and now newbie.  ;D

Did the usual thing, started as a Cadet, got to c/1Lt, transitioned to senior, now a Lt Col.  Took a break from CAP from 2001-2006.  So I have a total of about 23 years in.  Currently serving as our unit's Public Affairs Officer and a couple other hats.

Cheers,
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Davis_Condor on May 04, 2009, 08:57:17 PM
Hi all!

C/1st Lt, almost C/Capt Davis from Condor Composite, NYWG. I don't think I've ever eaten a fish. :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: AlphaSigOU on May 04, 2009, 09:02:10 PM
Director of the Texas Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security. DOD Subject Matter Expert in Domestic Preparedness. Probably the first Legislative Squadron member on CAPTalk. Appreciative for all that you do for homeland security and youth development, and glad to be here.

Welcome aboard, Major!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Polecat on May 13, 2009, 08:47:19 PM
Hi! Yet another long time lurker, first time poster.

I am part of the starting of a new squadron and joined as a resource for advice. I am on CS too.

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SHARKMAN on May 18, 2009, 10:44:29 AM
Hi my name is Chris, I joined CAP in 1996, Eagle Composite Squadron NM-012 or back then 30012, I was a C/1LT- membership lapsed in 2002 college became too much. I then joined IL-008 in 2006, but there was some funny business going on there, so I only attended a few times, even called the Wg commander about it, but I think nothing ever came of it. I am currently a UH-60 Blackhawk crewman, in the Army, and in my last month of a yearlong deployment in Northern Iraq. I will return home in July, and re-join one of the Sq's around Fairbanks, AK
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Al Sayre on May 18, 2009, 11:10:03 AM
Welcome back Chris, and thank you for your service.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Kaye Downing on May 30, 2009, 08:20:41 PM
Hello Everyone,

     My name is Kaye and I am a new senior member as of 5/26/09. I have already completed Level I and am now stodying for my Yeager.
      I have just retired for a second time (the first was from the USAF) from being a college professor. I am looking forward to many years of service with this fine organization.
      Would anyone care to pass on some advice to this FNG (Friendly New Gal) :angel:

Kaye
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BrandonKea on May 30, 2009, 08:43:24 PM
Hello Everyone,

     My name is Kaye and I am a new senior member as of 5/26/09. I have already completed Level I and am now stodying for my Yeager.
      I have just retired for a second time (the first was from the USAF) from being a college professor. I am looking forward to many years of service with this fine organization.
      Would anyone care to pass on some advice to this FNG (Friendly New Gal) :angel:

Kaye

Hi Kaye, welcome to the Civil Air Patrol, and to CAP Talk. Sounds like you're already off to a great start with completing level 1 and studying for your Yeager. If you haven't already, get enrolled into a specialty track, and start working towards your Tech Rating there so you can complete Level 2. You'll also want to take on Squadron Leadership School (SLS) and ECI-13 as well, both are also required for Level 2. Ask a lot of questions (or use the search functions, most of us have asked a lot of the same questions before) and don't be afraid to jump into the fray! Most of all, have fun with it, CAP is a great organization, and we're lucky to have someone with as diverse a background as yours.

Welcome again!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on May 30, 2009, 08:56:55 PM
Hello Everyone,

     My name is Kaye and I am a new senior member as of 5/26/09. I have already completed Level I and am now stodying for my Yeager.
      I have just retired for a second time (the first was from the USAF) from being a college professor. I am looking forward to many years of service with this fine organization.
      Would anyone care to pass on some advice to this FNG (Friendly New Gal) :angel:

Kaye

Welcome to both CAPTalk and CAP. From my month of experience I already love it. I have made some friends and learned new stuff. CAP also has taught me a higher level of Respect and leadership then I had previous to joining. I wish you Good luck in your CAP Jouney.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Kaye Downing on June 03, 2009, 02:04:37 AM
Hello BrandonKea and Lunford,

      Thank you for your warm words of welcome. So far I am really enjoying my CAP experience. I am in a terrific and very active squadron (Jacksonville Composite Squadron, Jacksonville, Florida) with some very friendly and helpful members. Everyone has been so nice and friendly to me. I really look forward to the weekly meeting and learning from them. I am amazed at all of the things there is to learn in this organization.
       I just finsied my on-line test for my Yeager last nite and passed that. Now I am looking at the General Emergency Services information. I chose as my first speciality the Professional Development Speciality since I am an educator.
My ultimate goal is to become an observer.
       When I first joined CAP I thought the "C" meant "Challenge" Air Patrol because there are so many things to challenge the mind and body in the organization. I really feel challenged to become a part of and to contribute to the organization.
        Thanks again for your warm welcome.

Kaye Downing
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: esilassy on June 08, 2009, 12:58:18 PM
Hi, Ed From PA here. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BrandonKea on June 08, 2009, 08:29:22 PM
Hi, Ed From PA here.

Hi Ed, welcome to CAP Talk. Whereabouts in PA are you at?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on June 08, 2009, 10:29:58 PM
Hi, Ed From PA here.

Hello. Welcome to CAPTalk. Are you new to CAP?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CAPC/officer125 on June 09, 2009, 01:18:35 AM
Hello, C/Capt Temaat here. Emerald City Comp. Sq.,NCR-KS-125, is my home squadron. I am the Cadet Commander of my squadron. I have been in CAP 3 1/2 years. I just received my Earhart. I have been to 5 encampments and am attending COS this year. Of the 5 encampments I have been to, I have been on staff 4 times. That is pretty much my life in CAP right now.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on June 09, 2009, 02:30:47 AM
Hello, C/Capt Temaat here. Emerald City Comp. Sq.,NCR-KS-125, is my home squadron. I am the Cadet Commander of my squadron. I have been in CAP 3 1/2 years. I just received my Earhart. I have been to 5 encampments and am attending COS this year. Of the 5 encampments I have been to, I have been on staff 4 times. That is pretty much my life in CAP right now.

Nice. Pretty good, next year I would love to be staff at the next Encampment.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: esilassy on June 09, 2009, 07:12:58 PM
Yes, I am new, joined in March, sq 601 in Washington Pa.  Great to be here!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on June 09, 2009, 08:16:57 PM
Cool.  I got me start in Wheeling WV WV-049, almost 5 years ago.  Welecome to CAPTalk.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on June 09, 2009, 10:12:13 PM
Yes, I am new, joined in March, sq 601 in Washington Pa.  Great to be here!

Nice. I am almost an C/Airman
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sherry on June 12, 2009, 07:51:42 PM
Making oneself known in one place is a good way to avoid work (specifically HOMEwork) in another.   ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on June 12, 2009, 08:15:07 PM
Making oneself known in one place is a good way to avoid work (specifically HOMEwork) in another.   ;)

Hi Sherry.

Was thinking, I'm a member of another forum that's AF related and they make all new members introduce themselves with a few specific questions like, how long have you been in CAP; rank, specialty, etc.

Wouldn't be a bad idea here.  This way we know where people are coming from.

Meh, it'll never happen.  Back to painting...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: DBlair on June 12, 2009, 08:26:52 PM
Making oneself known in one place is a good way to avoid work (specifically HOMEwork) in another.   ;)

Hi Sherry.

Was thinking, I'm a member of another forum that's AF related and they make all new members introduce themselves with a few specific questions like, how long have you been in CAP; rank, specialty, etc.

Wouldn't be a bad idea here.  This way we know where people are coming from.

Meh, it'll never happen.  Back to painting...

I like that idea. I'm a member of a MC site and they require the same thing- there is a standardized format which allows new site members to copy/paste and add their info. I think it can be helpful to know a bit about the member. It would be nice if this idea caught on here as well.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Mullins on June 12, 2009, 08:37:56 PM
Well I guess i'll start it off:

Name:  R. Mullins

Rank: C/MSgt

Squadron: NER-NJ067--Bayshore Composite

Joined CAP: September 2007

Specialty: None yet :(

Interests: Aviation, Drill, PT, and Leadership

If any one else has any other ideas, then say them!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Gunner C on June 16, 2009, 06:41:00 AM
Making oneself known in one place is a good way to avoid work (specifically HOMEwork) in another.   ;)
Welcome, Sherry!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: rjfoxx on June 16, 2009, 08:25:00 AM
My name is Richard "Dick" Foxx; call sign 'Blackhawk'.  I've been lurking around here for 2 months waiting to become 'official'  I am what you could call a 'Military junkie'.  I started off right out of high school into the Army in 1965.  I left the Army in June of 1971 and in August of 1971 I joined the Air Force where I was lucky enough to gain flight status on HH-43's as the aircrew medic.  I left the Air Force in January of 1976 due to a family emergency.  Then in 1977 I joined the Army Reserve.  Unfortunately I was forced to leave after only one yaer when my employement became incompatable with my Reserve duties.  I tried again in 1980 with the Army National Guard, but again employement problems (new job, same problem) forced me out after two years.  The highest rank held up to this point was SSG (E6).  In 1983 I was introduced the local State Guard by a patient of mine who turned out to be a 2-star and the CO of the State Guard.  I was commissioned as 1st Lt and assigned to an MP battalion.  I served as the HHC Commanding Officer for 2 years and then as the battalion S-3 (Operations) for several years.  I ended my service as a Major when I moved out of state.  I have now settled in Delaware with a new job at the VA Medical Center.  I recently completed Level 1.  My tentative assignment will be as Health Service Officer but I have also started Scanner training and will be attending SLS in 2 weeks.  Sorry I got so long winded. ::)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Bayareaflyer 44 on June 17, 2009, 05:27:55 PM
Well, I'm back in.
I’m a former 9-year member (the 80's were a great time!).  I was an Earhart cadet, and had crossed over to the dark side and had the honor of being a TFO.
Now, after my little 20-year break, I'm back with my old unit.  There have been some minor changes since my last time - had to trade in my fatigues for BDUs, and my Blues seemed to have shrunk; but CAP life is good and I'm off and rolling.
This is an amazing site, wish I had this resource back in the day!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on June 18, 2009, 06:06:15 AM
Welcome Back. What brought you back to your old unit?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Dragon 3-2 on June 28, 2009, 10:42:19 PM
Cadet Major Steven Smith, Originally out of Georgia Wing via; Fulton Composite Squadron, Jackson Composite and Clarke County Composite, Now a member of New Jersey Wing, cadet commander of NJ-102 Plainfield Red Falcons. I am 20.5 years old ( not looking forward to my next birthday) I am a member of the New Jersey Wing Dragon Drill Team and will be representing NER at Nationals this year. I have been in CAP since October 2003.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Mullins on June 29, 2009, 09:18:31 AM
Welcome Dragon/Major Smith.  Good to see an other NJWG member in CAPTalk.  Are you by any chance going to BE09 as staff?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Dragon 3-2 on June 29, 2009, 09:38:14 AM
Ill be the PAO OIC this year
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Mullins on June 30, 2009, 09:37:33 AM
That's what I thought.  I'm in Stan. Eval. under Peisch.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Dragon 3-2 on July 01, 2009, 09:31:51 AM
lol she was one of my basics last year, your in good hands :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on July 01, 2009, 10:48:55 AM
Take it to PM guys.
Title: Introducing myself...
Post by: AndrewA74 on July 06, 2009, 08:37:13 PM
Hello,
My name is Andrew Austin, I'm a C/A1C at the Iredell Composite Squadron (NC-162). Just found this website, hope to learn from it and enjoy myself on it. Glad to be a member here!
Andrew
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Mullins on July 07, 2009, 11:05:12 AM
Sorry.
Title: Re: Introducing myself...
Post by: DBlair on July 07, 2009, 02:39:07 PM
Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: firefighter5600 on July 07, 2009, 09:01:20 PM
new here, was a cadet for a very short while back in the early 80s, joined as a senior member while stationed in Germany with the Air Force, now rejoined with my step-daughter in the hopes she will enjoy it for years to come
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on July 07, 2009, 09:27:05 PM
new here, was a cadet for a very short while back in the early 80s, joined as a senior member while stationed in Germany with the Air Force, now rejoined with my step-daughter in the hopes she will enjoy it for years to come

Welcome back to CAP, and welcome to CAPTalk!  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cap Zapped on July 10, 2009, 03:40:45 PM
Hello, Everyone! I am new to CAP! Recently found a site on the web and said to myself: "Wow! I must join this group!" I am a senor member. Greetings to all from California... out here in the desert of Joshua Tree!
Don
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Chappie on July 10, 2009, 03:43:42 PM
Hello, Everyone! I am new to CAP! Recently found a site on the web and said to myself: "Wow! I must join this group!" I am a senor member. Greetings to all from California... out here in the desert of Joshua Tree!
Don

Welcome from one who resides in the CAWG (Central California Coast...and I don't envy you and the heat - LOL)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: notaNCO forever on July 10, 2009, 04:16:15 PM
Hello, Everyone! I am new to CAP! Recently found a site on the web and said to myself: "Wow! I must join this group!" I am a senor member. Greetings to all from California... out here in the desert of Joshua Tree!
Don

Welcome from one who resides in the CAWG (Central California Coast...and I don't envy you and the heat - LOL)

Ten years in that  desert cured me from ever saying I envy heat. 120 degrees in the summer, no thanks.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sherry on July 13, 2009, 07:07:16 PM
I can certainly identify with the "junkie" part. I'm a "Trauma Junkie" myself. See http://sherryjonesmayo.com for "Confessions of a Trauma Junkie." Oh, what fun!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: flyerthom on July 13, 2009, 07:24:30 PM
I can certainly identify with the "junkie" part. I'm a "Trauma Junkie" myself. See http://sherryjonesmayo.com for "Confessions of a Trauma Junkie." Oh, what fun!

Right there with you! AC failed in the A Star yesterday on the way back to Bleedhead ah Bullhead after flying a jet ski vs jet ski to the trauma center.

It was a slight bit warm  >:D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: capsafety on July 13, 2009, 07:27:47 PM
I can certainly identify with the "junkie" part. I'm a "Trauma Junkie" myself. See http://sherryjonesmayo.com for "Confessions of a Trauma Junkie." Oh, what fun!

Welcome Sherry....good to hear from you again.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: capsafety on July 13, 2009, 07:30:20 PM
Sherry is also a Bronze Medal of Valor recipient. We got our medals at the same time.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Bear Walling on July 16, 2009, 03:25:10 AM
I'm Here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MooneyMeyer on July 17, 2009, 12:26:11 AM
A big Texas HOWDY to all. Glad to be here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Kimbersqk on July 17, 2009, 01:29:06 AM
Hi All,

My name is Kim Griffith and I am a member of the National Patron Squadron NHQ-996 but looking to transfer to the St Augustine Composite Squadron but do to school and work that will not be for a while. Probably not till I finish college next May.

I just joined today. My fiancee has talked me in to it and I enjoy what I see. he is also on the forums as FLCAP 834.

I look forward to seeing what I can learn.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Thom on July 17, 2009, 09:02:44 AM
Hello, new Senior Member in Baton Rouge checking in.  I've been looking at CAP as an activity for my spare time for a few months, and I've finally made the leap.

So far, I can't say enough good things about the members I've met.  I'm looking forward to learning a lot from all these great folks.


Thom Hamilton
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: cdk77 on July 17, 2009, 08:40:16 PM
Hello to everyone,

I am a senior member from the Dover Composite Sq, DE-006. Hopefully I can continue to learn more from all the members here!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: infinitefoxfire75 on July 25, 2009, 11:05:39 PM
Hello, I'm new from WA!! ;)

Hi "new", I am Christie Ducote.  Welcome to CAPTalk.

Hi, I'm Rose from the state of HAWAII! I'm new to CAPTalk so hit me up if ya like chat! :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Matthew Congrove on July 27, 2009, 10:39:17 AM
I'm heeeeere.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Wallygator on July 30, 2009, 01:45:50 AM
I'm here also... ::)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cadet Princess on August 25, 2009, 05:11:32 PM
Hi,
I'm a sorta newb to CAP.
Title: Re: Show Yourself!
Post by: mikebank on September 06, 2009, 04:39:59 PM
My name is Mike Bankson, I am a new senior member from Las Cruces, NM.
Title: Not so old old timer.
Post by: BLACKSHARK on September 22, 2009, 02:23:55 AM
Hello everyone. I was a member a while back ago when Peter Leet and Lt.Col. Mitchell where running things down in NEFL. I was with fl-383 and 169. I was also on the forum board back then. It appears STONEWALL hasn't gone any where.  I was thinking of getting back into CAP, get back into flying and help cadets with a bright future in the armed forces. I am currently in Iraq for tour No.2 currently I am with 5-20Inf(2nd ID) Scout/Sniper PLT. If anyone of prior service has worked with us give me a yell.

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: mikebank on October 03, 2009, 02:42:46 PM
Hello, I'm Mike a Senior Member in Las Cruces,NM
Title: Re: Not so old old timer.
Post by: capsafety on October 04, 2009, 06:41:35 AM
Hello everyone. I was a member a while back ago when Peter Leet and Lt.Col. Mitchell where running things down in NEFL. I was with fl-383 and 169. I was also on the forum board back then. It appears STONEWALL hasn't gone any where.  I was thinking of getting back into CAP, get back into flying and help cadets with a bright future in the armed forces. I am currently in Iraq for tour No.2 currently I am with 5-20Inf(2nd ID) Scout/Sniper PLT. If anyone of prior service has worked with us give me a yell.

Welcome back to the forum.
Hello, I'm Mike a Senior Member in Las Cruces,NM

Welcome Mike to the world of CAP.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ScreamingEagle on October 04, 2009, 06:20:41 PM
Hello!

I'm a SM with the Willow Run Composite Squadron in the Michigan Wing.  I'm a sophomore in college at EMU and a Private Pilot working on my Instrument Rating.  Glad to be here!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on October 18, 2009, 02:31:51 PM
Hi,
I'm a sorta newb to CAP.
Nothing wrong with that. Civil Air Patrol is a learning Experience, well at least for the Cadets. I don't know about the Senior Members.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on October 18, 2009, 03:35:08 PM
Not really new to the forum or CAP, but only recently became active on the forum.

I joined back in April of 2003, and right now am a college student. I plan to see if I can finally get out of my almost 3 years as a C/Capt.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: exFlight Officer on October 18, 2009, 03:36:30 PM
Hello to all !!  I am Flight Officer from Georgia Wing. I have been a member of C.A.P. for about 8 months now and I love it !!  ;D  I recently found CAP Talk about two days ago and I wish I would have found it sooner. Everyone feel free to add me to their buddy list or to contact me. Have a great day.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on October 18, 2009, 07:22:15 PM
Hello to all !!  I am Flight Officer from Georgia Wing. I have been a member of C.A.P. for about 8 months now and I love it !!  ;D  I recently found CAP Talk about two days ago and I wish I would have found it sooner. Everyone feel free to add me to their buddy list or to contact me. Have a great day.
Welcome Sir. Hope you enjoy the forums. :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: weedermann on October 24, 2009, 10:31:48 PM
Hello folks. I had not thought about CAP in more than 30 years when SUDDENLY (6 days ago) I had a desire to see if my old squadron still existed. I plugged it in a search engine and shockingly it came right up! I sat, smiled, stared at the wall a moment nostalgically, then pulled up the official CAP site and had a look around. So, after five years as a cadet in the 70s, I'm back for a 2nd go-around as a senior member. Maybe even to begin as a SM 2nd Lt. since I got the Mitchell award as a cadet. I took a look at CAPR 35-5 but maybe one or more of you can help clue me in on this.

I feel good about this; I hope the senior member experience will be as eventful as being a cadet once was.

P.S. Yeah, I like to use bold and alternative fonts when posting. Is my thing, and I'm sure the honchos will let me know if I am stepping on toes...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Flying Pig on October 24, 2009, 11:52:15 PM
Welcome.  Im sure your memories will come flooding back as they did for me.  Give it a shot, what can it hurt.  Although youll find it a culture shock from the CAP you grew up with.  I was  cadet myself back in the 80s-90s.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on October 25, 2009, 12:12:45 AM
P.S. Yeah, I like to use bold and alternative fonts when posting. Is my thing, and I'm sure the honchos will let me know if I am stepping on toes...

Prefer you didn't.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: weedermann on October 25, 2009, 01:47:43 PM
Alright...the honchos have spoken. I'd like to know WHY though.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: PHall on October 25, 2009, 03:41:09 PM
Alright...the honchos have spoken. I'd like to know WHY though.

It's their playground and they makes the rules.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: weedermann on October 25, 2009, 04:08:57 PM
Quote
It's their playground and they makes the rules.

Ah well, is always the way of things I guess. Always one or two who dominate, who dictate policy for everyone else in our wonderful nation of freedom. No biggie...I did not return to CAP to hang around forums, chatting. Maybe there is a squadron in metro Los Angeles that I can offer whatever help I can.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: PHall on October 25, 2009, 05:24:41 PM
Quote
It's their playground and they makes the rules.

Ah well, is always the way of things I guess. Always one or two who dominate, who dictate policy for everyone else in our wonderful nation of freedom. No biggie...I did not return to CAP to hang around forums, chatting. Maybe there is a squadron in metro Los Angeles that I can offer whatever help I can.

You're in LA? Great, what part of town? And what are you interested in doing?
Most of the units in Group 1 are always looking for good people.
Try the California Wing Website   www.cawg.cap.gov   look under California Units.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: weedermann on October 25, 2009, 05:44:13 PM
You're in LA? Great, what part of town? And what are you interested in doing?

I live in the heart of L.A.. From this list, it looks like the closest squadron might be in Santa Monica. I have clerical skills; if they don't need those, then perhaps I can be available on a "as needed" basis.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: OfficerT189 on October 26, 2009, 07:35:16 PM
reportin in from Jersey!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on October 26, 2009, 11:58:00 PM
North, South, or Piney?  ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: tdepp on November 05, 2009, 02:10:52 PM
Hello from South Dakota!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on November 09, 2009, 10:49:00 AM
Welecome from a Nebraska native.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ColonelJack on November 10, 2009, 12:29:13 PM
And welcome from an Illinois native ... and a Nebraska Admiral.

 ;D

Jack
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: rsipp on November 16, 2009, 03:03:20 AM
Greetings from a new SM Flint Bishop, Michigan (192) Senior Sqd.
Retired USAF 06. Five yrs active and 28 yrs Reserve service.  Retired corp. pilot.
SEA & Desert Storm.
Active in the EAA flying a Van's RV-10.
Passed Form 5 last week and looking forward to MP qual.
CAP is a great organization and we're having fun learning as much as we can.

Tailwinds
Dick Sipp "Frogman"
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: exFlight Officer on November 16, 2009, 10:27:21 AM
Thank You for your service!! Welcome to C.A.P. and CAPTalk!!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Dracosbane on November 16, 2009, 03:32:46 PM
Alright, here goes my first official post as a CAPTalker. 

I've been reading the board for a while, lurking before leaping, and I finally decided I should join.  I was a cadet in the 90s and left (foolishly) for about ten years.  Came back in Dec 08 and very happy I did.  Mitchell cadet (wore the butterball) but I'll have to pull out my cert. to find my number.  Now I'm waiting for my TIG in Feb. to get my silver bar.

And I'll apologize in advance if my sig image needs adjusting.  I'll do so as soon as I see it, this being my first post and all.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on November 16, 2009, 03:34:01 PM
Alright, here goes my first official post as a CAPTalker. 

(http://www.wolveshollow.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Reid-Graphic-sm.png)

Someone wanted to show off their new signature block  >:D

Welcome to the forums.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Dracosbane on November 16, 2009, 03:37:45 PM
You caught me    >:D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: capsafety on November 16, 2009, 03:46:47 PM
Alright, here goes my first official post as a CAPTalker. 

I've been reading the board for a while, lurking before leaping, and I finally decided I should join.  I was a cadet in the 90s and left (foolishly) for about ten years.  Came back in Dec 08 and very happy I did.  Mitchell cadet (wore the butterball) but I'll have to pull out my cert. to find my number.  Now I'm waiting for my TIG in Feb. to get my silver bar.

And I'll apologize in advance if my sig image needs adjusting.  I'll do so as soon as I see it, this being my first post and all.

Nice sig and welcome. Nice tartan combo there.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Dracosbane on November 16, 2009, 03:59:48 PM
Thank you, Maj. Shaw.  Some of the members of our unit past and present have called ourselves (unofficially) the Black Watch Squadron.  I like to include it in my non-official graphic designs.

Now that I've adjusted the sig box, it looks more squished than it's supposed to be.  Perhaps a bit of a tweak is needed.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Lancer on November 17, 2009, 06:09:24 PM
Now that I've adjusted the sig box, it looks more squished than it's supposed to be.  Perhaps a bit of a tweak is needed.

Welcome to CAPtalk.

And since you're going to tweak your 'sig box'...dude...take it down a few notches, it does not need to be 2415.74 KB and 2400px × 1050px. I've got a 22" widescreen monitor and it well exceeds the confines of my screen. :-)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Dracosbane on November 17, 2009, 11:55:38 PM
Yeah, done.  Sorry.  I noticed what I was doing wrong in my profile.  Dropped it down.  Is that better?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on November 17, 2009, 11:59:47 PM
How about a lot more?  All sig and no post is generally a bad ratio, especially here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: pixelwonk on November 18, 2009, 12:09:10 AM
only slightly worse than all lock and no posts  :P

/me awaits the banhammer
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Dracosbane on November 18, 2009, 12:30:39 AM
There.  I'm really not trying to be "that guy".  My computer wasn't cooperating and I got interrupted by, well, everything before I could come back and finally make it an appropriate size yesterday. 


brilliant way to endear yourself to a new forum, bud *bangs head against wall*
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: spacecadet97 on January 06, 2010, 04:47:27 PM
Hello! Go Huskers!! :) :) :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Spike on January 06, 2010, 06:12:27 PM
^ When did Nebraska get internet?!?!?!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on January 06, 2010, 11:07:35 PM
^ When did Nebraska get internet?!?!?!

Before you

Hello! Go Huskers!! :) :) :)

Welcome to my home state friend, to CAPTalk.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: miles.lowry on January 10, 2010, 05:26:17 PM
Hello,
I'm 2nd Lt Lowry. I have been in CAP for about a year now. I am in the TX-131 Squadron. I am assistant AE and test administrator.

Just checking in
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on January 10, 2010, 06:05:40 PM
Hello,
I'm 2nd Lt Lowry. I have been in CAP for about a year now. I am in the TX-131 Squadron. I am assistant AE and test administrator.

Just checking in

Welcome!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on January 10, 2010, 07:21:07 PM
^ When did Nebraska get internet?!?!?!
I know... really!
 :o
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on January 11, 2010, 02:34:11 PM
^ When did Nebraska get internet?!?!?!
I know... really!
 :o

When did WV get electricity?  or shoes?

 >:D >:D >:D

 :angel:
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: capsafety on January 11, 2010, 03:50:29 PM
Hello,
I'm 2nd Lt Lowry. I have been in CAP for about a year now. I am in the TX-131 Squadron. I am assistant AE and test administrator.

Just checking in

Welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Gunner C on January 12, 2010, 12:06:35 PM
^ When did Nebraska get internet?!?!?!
I know... really!
 :o

When did WV get electricity?  or shoes?

 >:D >:D >:D

 :angel:
Last Thursday.  The Walmart sells batteries and shoes.  ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RedMedic on January 13, 2010, 11:33:46 PM
Good evening all,
I'm 2nd Lt Chris McKenna, I joined CAP in 2001 and just recently went over to the senior side. Outside of CAP I am a New York City Paramedic and a junior majoring in political science at Ramapo College.

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on January 13, 2010, 11:42:25 PM
^ When did Nebraska get internet?!?!?!
I know... really!
 :o

When did WV get electricity?  or shoes?

 >:D >:D >:D

 :angel:
Don't know. But here in Maryland, we've had it for a while. ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Dragon 3-2 on January 14, 2010, 09:46:41 AM
Good seeing you LT, if you want to get one last sir and a salute off of me meet me at NJ-090 tonight lol :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Parsifal on January 16, 2010, 03:20:36 PM
Hello from Ohio

I re-joined CAP last fall. I was just appointed AEO for my squadron. During a brief stint with CAP a dozen years ago, I did quite a bit of Disaster Relief work. I've also served as a FEMA Individual Mobilization Augmentee (Army Reserve) and Red Cross DAT member.

Cheers,
Parsifal
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Code Scarlet on January 20, 2010, 04:03:02 PM
Hey all I'm not in CAP yet, rather looking into it and considering to join as a cadet. Can anyone say how the New Jersey Wing is and how the General Jimmy Stewart Squadron (in Sayreville) is for cadets?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Dragon 3-2 on January 21, 2010, 10:56:15 AM
NJWG is a great place to be in CAP,  PM me if you want info on the unit. Im in the sister unit to Jimmy Stewart.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: brickman on January 21, 2010, 11:10:14 AM
Hello! Go Huskers!! :) :) :)
GOO BIG RED!!
what squadron are you in? i'm in the NE Nebraska Comp. Squadron.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on January 26, 2010, 11:09:02 PM
Hello from Ohio

I re-joined CAP last fall. I was just appointed AEO for my squadron. During a brief stint with CAP a dozen years ago, I did quite a bit of Disaster Relief work. I've also served as a FEMA Individual Mobilization Augmentee (Army Reserve) and Red Cross DAT member.

Cheers,
Parsifal

Welcome. [sarcasm]I bet your enjoying teaching the Cadets Aerospace.[/sarcasm]  ;)
Title: New to CAP Talk
Post by: TACP on January 27, 2010, 05:43:30 AM
Hey,

Joined as a Cadet back in 2001, became a Senior when i joined the Air Force in 2006.
Serving as a TACP at Shaw AFB, SC, and a member of MER-SC-075/Sumter Comp. Sqdn.
Look forward to talking to everyone.

John
Title: Re: New to CAP Talk
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on January 27, 2010, 08:35:58 AM
Hey,

Joined as a Cadet back in 2001, became a Senior when i joined the Air Force in 2006.
Serving as a TACP at Shaw AFB, SC, and a member of MER-SC-075/Sumter Comp. Sqdn.
Look forward to talking to everyone.

John
Welcome!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: exFlight Officer on January 27, 2010, 08:45:29 AM
Welcome TACP ! Thank you for your service!
Title: Re: New to CAP Talk
Post by: DogCollar on January 27, 2010, 10:15:23 AM
Hey,

Joined as a Cadet back in 2001, became a Senior when i joined the Air Force in 2006.
Serving as a TACP at Shaw AFB, SC, and a member of MER-SC-075/Sumter Comp. Sqdn.
Look forward to talking to everyone.

John


Welcome John!  Thank you for your service to our country in the Air Force and CAP!!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: airmanbooker on January 31, 2010, 04:38:10 PM

Greetings Everyone!
I have recently re-joined Civil Air Patrol.  I am currently in Atlanta, Georgia.  I have joined the National Patron Squadron until I decide on a local squadron to join.  I am currently pursuing my sport pilot ratings in gliders and in weight shift aircraft.  I am also a mathematics and science tutor.  I look forward to talking and conversing with everyone here.

I also have a flight blog that I would love for people to check out and to subscribe to...

http://garyisairborne.blogspot.com

Gary
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on January 31, 2010, 11:29:39 PM

Greetings Everyone!
I have recently re-joined Civil Air Patrol.  I am currently in Atlanta, Georgia.  I have joined the National Patron Squadron until I decide on a local squadron to join.  I am currently pursuing my sport pilot ratings in gliders and in weight shift aircraft.  I am also a mathematics and science tutor.  I look forward to talking and conversing with everyone here.

I also have a flight blog that I would love for people to check out and to subscribe to...

http://garyisairborne.blogspot.com (http://garyisairborne.blogspot.com)

Gary

Welcome!  I'll definitely check out the blog. 

Hey,

Joined as a Cadet back in 2001, became a Senior when i joined the Air Force in 2006.
Serving as a TACP at Shaw AFB, SC, and a member of MER-SC-075/Sumter Comp. Sqdn.
Look forward to talking to everyone.

John

Excellent!  It will be nice to have another former cadet/current Air Force perspective around here.  Thanks for signing up.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Timbeau on February 03, 2010, 04:07:33 PM
Hi all

My Name's Tim, I just put my paperwork in to join Amelia Earhart Senior Squadron 188 in Oakland, California. I look forward to getting involved.
Title: Re: New to CAP Talk
Post by: Flying Pig on February 03, 2010, 04:26:25 PM
Hey,

Joined as a Cadet back in 2001, became a Senior when i joined the Air Force in 2006.
Serving as a TACP at Shaw AFB, SC, and a member of MER-SC-075/Sumter Comp. Sqdn.
Look forward to talking to everyone.

John

Hey...do you guys get jump school?  I have a cadet interested in TACP.
Title: Re: New to CAP Talk
Post by: Stonewall on February 03, 2010, 04:30:03 PM
Hey...do you guys get jump school?  I have a cadet interested in TACP.

Yes they do, but not all.  Usually they have to be assigned to an Army unit that is on jump status.

For more information (http://=www.airforce.com/opportunities/enlisted/careers/general/tactical-air-control-party-apprentice-tacp-males-only/?view=list).

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on February 03, 2010, 04:38:57 PM
broken linky.

If they are interested in Jumping,  have them check out the CCOC. www.capnc007.org/ccoc/usafccoc.html
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on February 03, 2010, 06:25:26 PM
I am planning on joining the Jump Team at the USAF Academy. :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: exFlight Officer on February 03, 2010, 08:43:00 PM
Hi all

My Name's Tim, I just put my paperwork in to join Amelia Earhart Senior Squadron 188 in Oakland, California. I look forward to getting involved.


Welcome Timbeau to CAPTalk and to Civil Air Patrol!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: the_T on February 03, 2010, 09:05:09 PM
hey, Name is Chris been in CAP for almost 6 years now, im a cadet in Van dyke cadet squadron in michigan, cadet commander and all that jazz
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: exFlight Officer on February 03, 2010, 09:09:23 PM
hey, Name is Chris been in CAP for almost 6 years now, im a cadet in Van dyke cadet squadron in michigan, cadet commander and all that jazz

Welcome to CAPTalk    the_T !
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: the_T on February 03, 2010, 09:19:12 PM
thx, you responded rather quickly  ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on February 03, 2010, 10:34:28 PM
thx, you responded rather quickly  ;D
That's how we do it here on CAPtalk. Welcome by the way!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: exFlight Officer on February 03, 2010, 10:45:18 PM
That is how we do it on CAPTalk as Lunsford stated!  ;D  ;D  Always great to see C.A.P. Members joining CAPTalk!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ketseyowyow on February 04, 2010, 01:30:03 PM
Hiya, I'm Meghan and I've been in for about 3 1/2 yrs now.
Move sqdrns 2xs
MER-MD-089
to
SER-FL-383
Ah~maz~ing stuff
<.<
>.>
>.<
o.o
_._
-.-
zzzzzzz
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: FlyTiger77 on February 05, 2010, 08:13:07 PM
New to CAPTalk.

I was the founding CC of the Chattanooga Composite Squadron and now serve with the Choo Choo Senior Squadron also in Chattanooga. (Are we the only flying squadron named after a train?)

I enjoy reading the posts on the forum and have already learned a lot.

v/r
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on February 06, 2010, 01:15:48 AM
Hiya, I'm Meghan and I've been in for about 3 1/2 yrs now.
Move sqdrns 2xs
MER-MD-089
to
SER-FL-383
Ah~maz~ing stuff
<.<
>.>
>.<
o.o
_._
-.-
zzzzzzz

What is your rank? Welcome BTW.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BreakSilence on February 07, 2010, 05:13:21 AM
Hello everyone,

My name is Sam.  I'm a former cadet commander.  I'm from a small squadron called the 66th Composite Squadron in Hawaii Wing.  I've been in for about 5 1/2 years.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: capsafety on February 07, 2010, 07:41:39 AM
Welcome to the flock.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: exFlight Officer on February 07, 2010, 02:25:42 PM
Welcome to CAPTalk, BreakSilence!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on February 07, 2010, 02:28:24 PM
Hello everyone,

My name is Sam.  I'm a former cadet commander.  I'm from a small squadron called the 66th Composite Squadron in Hawaii Wing.  I've been in for about 5 1/2 years.

Hey Cadet Ramil!  Weren't you at the 2006 Hawaii Wing Encampment?   And the 66th isn't that small; your staff gave me one of your squadron patches while I was there. ;) 

Welcome to CAPTalk!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on February 07, 2010, 03:24:05 PM
Hello everyone,

My name is Sam.  I'm a former cadet commander.  I'm from a small squadron called the 66th Composite Squadron in Hawaii Wing.  I've been in for about 5 1/2 years.
Welcome.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BreakSilence on February 08, 2010, 04:34:48 PM
Hello everyone,

My name is Sam.  I'm a former cadet commander.  I'm from a small squadron called the 66th Composite Squadron in Hawaii Wing.  I've been in for about 5 1/2 years.

Hey Cadet Ramil!  Weren't you at the 2006 Hawaii Wing Encampment?   And the 66th isn't that small; your staff gave me one of your squadron patches while I was there. ;) 

Welcome to CAPTalk!

Yes, sir, I remember you, Capt Kieloch.  I believe it was the 2007 HIWG Encampment at Area X on Schofield Barracks on Oahu.  Unfortunately, that was the worst Hawaii encampment of the five I've attended.  That encampment's kind of infamous now.  If you ever find time to visit again, you'll find we got our stuff together and have it way more organized.

And I don't remember us giving you a patch, but I wouldn't be surprised.  Our squadron cadets usually give anyone not from Hawaii a patch.

Thanks for the welcome, everyone.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: indygreg on February 10, 2010, 06:54:33 PM
Hello.  I've been around a little bit, but I just became an official member today. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Spike on February 10, 2010, 07:05:59 PM
Hello.  I've been around a little bit, but I just became an official member today.

Howdy!
 
 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: exFlight Officer on February 10, 2010, 07:09:25 PM
Welcome to C.A.P.  indygreg!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: flyguy06 on February 11, 2010, 11:44:00 PM
Hello everyone,

My name is Sam.  I'm a former cadet commander.  I'm from a small squadron called the 66th Composite Squadron in Hawaii Wing.  I've been in for about 5 1/2 years.

I visited that squadron when I was stationed at Schofield Barracks in 1998
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on February 12, 2010, 04:12:48 PM
Hello.  I've been around a little bit, but I just became an official member today.
Welcome. Hope you enjoy the forums!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Irishrenegade on February 22, 2010, 03:52:37 PM
Hi Everyone!

I'm SM Chris Dare. Grew up in NY joined the NER-NY-392 then moved to Oklahoma and now im at SWR-OK-113 in Oklahoma City!!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: exFlight Officer on February 22, 2010, 04:46:06 PM
Welcome to CAPTalk, Chris Dare!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: OldGuard on February 27, 2010, 04:45:45 PM
I'm Here...

After a LONG seperation from CAP I have decided to return. My daugther found some interest in the program and after several visits she joined. Now it's my turn and I'm really looking forward to joining.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: exFlight Officer on February 28, 2010, 08:19:41 PM
Welcome back to C.A.P. and welcome to CAPTalk!  :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on March 02, 2010, 02:52:49 PM
I'm Here...

After a LONG seperation from CAP I have decided to return. My daugther found some interest in the program and after several visits she joined. Now it's my turn and I'm really looking forward to joining.

Word on the street is you were in the Old Guard.  When and which company?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Flying Pig on March 02, 2010, 02:59:13 PM
Lee, by order of the commander, burn all of the Polaroids you have of me.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RLM10_2_06 on March 02, 2010, 09:15:06 PM
Hello, all. I'm brand new to CAP, though I have prior JROTC and ROTC experience. I will be submitting my application packet on 5 March, 2010; cross your fingers! I will be joining as a Senior Member, though I'm only 18, so I will be a part of the Flight Officer program. Here's to hoping I get accepted into CAP (no reason I shouldn't be; no criminal record or any flaws in my application, and I'm already intergrating fairly well into the squadron I'm trying to join). If I do, I'm going Cadet Programs.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: exFlight Officer on March 02, 2010, 09:21:32 PM
Hello RLM10_2_06 !! Good luck on getting into C.A.P. ! I was in AFJORTC myself when I was in high school. I joined back in March 2009 as an 18 year old Flight Officer. I am deeply immersed in Cadet Programs seeing that my squadron is a Cadet Squadron. Good to meet you!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: OldGuard on March 05, 2010, 03:59:54 AM
Word on the street is you were in the Old Guard.  When and which company?

Started in Delta and moved over to Honor Guard Company (Echo) when I join the Continental Color Guard. My primary job there was NCOIC of the White House color guard.

Lee, by order of the commander, burn all of the Polaroids you have of me.

Umm.... No and I still have them at my mom's house. We get a good laugh now and then. ;D Should I post them?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on March 05, 2010, 04:38:42 AM
Please wait until I can get out of CA. I don't want to be around for the earthquake. SF 1989 was enough for me. Thanks.  ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: tdepp on March 05, 2010, 10:08:53 AM
Please wait until I can get out of CA. I don't want to be around for the earthquake. SF 1989 was enough for me. Thanks.  ;)

I don't know.  After the horrible cold and snowy winter we've had here in SoDak, California doesn't look so bad.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Perez on March 05, 2010, 05:15:09 PM
Hello to everyone from CAPtalk, my name's Joshua Perez. I recently joined CAP (about two months ago.) And have loved my time spent in the program since. I look forwards to participating in discussions here,and wish everyone a good evening(If your timezone is EST.)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: exFlight Officer on March 05, 2010, 06:10:00 PM
Hello C/AB Perez. Welcome to CAPTalk and to Civil Air Patrol !
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: TX388_Collier on March 07, 2010, 11:39:40 PM
Greetings from the Lone Star State.

I go by many names, but y'all can call me Lt.  Collier (at least until I decide IF I can AFFORD to make Captain).

I did aspire to join the Military at one point, follow in my grandfather's footsteps and join the 82nd Airborne, but sad to say...I found out that none of the branches will take me due to medical reasons. My grandfather, SSgt JC Collier, was with the 13th Airborne for a while, then transferred to the 82nd, and jumped in Operation Market Garden.

Currently, I'm a 1Lt in the Texas Wing. I joined back in 2003 with the Concord Composite Squadron up in NH, transferred to another Unit in NH in 04 (which I will NEVER go back to again!), then to my current Unit, TX-388, Phoenix Composite Squadron.

I have a Brother serving (02 - Present) in the US Navy (AC2), a Cousin in the Marines (SSgt), and a few other relatives who are also serving in the various branches. Sadly, I lost my 3rd Cousin a Cpl in the US Army back in 2008 to a Suicide Bomber.

I've also been a member of the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders since April 03, and have been on 22+ Missions, one of which was my 3rd Cousin's Funeral.

When I'm not doing stuff with CAP, or PGR...I have my own Computer Repair Business, CollierRepair. I try to keep my prices low and quality high :) I'm a one man company so that I can personally guarantee the work done on any system I get.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Spike on March 08, 2010, 01:41:24 AM
TX388_Collier (http://captalk.net/index.php?action=profile;u=3309)  Welcome to CAPTALK.  Glad to see another patriot join our ranks here.  Thank you for being part of the PGR.  Your organizations actions are seen and appreciated!!!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: TX388_Collier on March 08, 2010, 03:08:36 PM
Thanks. I've been a member of the PGR (as well as Soldiers' Angels) for the past 4 yrs now, and have been on God only knows how many missions now. 6 of them were KIA's unfortunately, and one of them regrettably was my 3rd Cousin. It's quite an honor to do what we do. Certainly ain't easy, but it's a true honor.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Spike on March 09, 2010, 02:14:27 AM
^ Appreciated what a group like yours did back in 2006 when I was at the funeral of a friend.  That group of patriot riders stood between the burial and the hundred or so antiwar protesters.  I can not honestly believe to this day that other American Citizens were shouting that my friend was evil and should burn in hell for being a member of the Armed Forces.  Since then I will never listen to what any Antiwar/ Anti-Military protester has to say even if may be true. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Platelet on March 11, 2010, 02:43:15 PM
I found this site almost by accident, almost.

I am a former Cadet and Senior member back in my Florida days. I left CAP in 1990 when I moved overseas for school and ended up in the Army.

I am learning that - sadly - many of the trends which we were seeing at that point have come to pass.  I had a chance to visit the Squadron in Anchorage, Alaska and while I was there they planted the seed in me to return to CAP. If you EVER get the chance to visit Alaska Wing - DO IT.  One of the finest collections of people , and pilots (yes, they are people, special people :) ) I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The amazing thing was very few uniforms, much more hair and a real understanding of what CAP was about.

Well I am still trying to figure out where I fit in this "new" CAP.

I also firmly believe the AF hated the CSU because it looked SOOOOOOOOO much better than what they have to wear :)

Now that being said, does anyone here know the NW Louisiana / East Texas Area?


Platelet
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: tdepp on March 11, 2010, 02:54:37 PM
Platelet:

I hope you rejoin us.  I'm betting the one thing that hasn't changed in CAP is the dedication to helping people and our nation.  No organization is perfect.  With your military training, you have so much to offer both SMs and Cadets.

And thank you for serving our nation.

Good luck to you in whatever you decide.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on March 11, 2010, 03:08:43 PM
I am a former Cadet and Senior member back in my Florida days. I left CAP in 1990 when I moved overseas for school and ended up in the Army.

Where were you in FL?  Former FL Cadet here from same era.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Platelet on March 11, 2010, 03:39:07 PM
Lantana-Lake Worth 08054 :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: jimmydeanno on March 11, 2010, 06:45:02 PM
Now that being said, does anyone here know the NW Louisiana / East Texas Area?

Just moved to the NW LA area myself. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Platelet on March 12, 2010, 12:46:55 AM
Now that being said, does anyone here know the NW Louisiana / East Texas Area?

Just moved to the NW LA area myself.

Well the sobering news is that CAP has some major bridge building to do here.
LA-DHS folks talk about us like we are a flying club - and sadly a third rate flying club at that.
I do not know how this impression came about BUT we (darn it did I say WE) have our work cut out up here.

Platlet
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: tsrup on March 13, 2010, 06:08:03 PM
Hello all of CapTalk,

I've been a long time lurker and I guess it's time I've introduced myself.

I'm 1st Lt. Travis Rup of Big Sioux Composite Squadron in Brookings South Dakota.

I started in the program in 2004 as a Cadet and made the transition to the dark side a little over a Year ago to take on the role of Deputy Commander for Cadets.

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Old but not bold on March 15, 2010, 11:19:41 PM
Well -- I'm here!  Just joined the forum, but I've been reading it off and on for some months now.  I was a senior member of Moultrie Composite Squadron in south Georgia some 20 years ago -- or so -- but let my membership lapse when I was sent to Korea and never really got back into CAP.  Now I'm considering CAP again, but I haven't flown in almost that same 20 years, so I'm not current -- I was a mission pilot back then, but obviously won't be now, unless I can get current again pretty quickly.  I'm more thinking of going the Observer route, but -- oh well, just more to consider.  Just wanted to join the forum and say HI to all...

Earl
Title: On my way!
Post by: FCCSmattskinner on March 29, 2010, 02:11:46 PM
Hello all! Just wanted to drop in and say Hi and introduce myself. I will be turning in my senior member application (along with FP cards) to my squadron Commander tomorrow. Once I complete level 1, I will pursue my position as Communications Officer. Since I'm already a Ham Radio Operator (for the past 15 years as a General Class), this position will be both challenging and easy to obtain. I look forward to advancing to Spotter/Observer afterwards. In the meantime, I will go with the flow, attend weekly meetings and get involved with CAP as much as possible. I look forward to contributing my time and knowledge within CAP.

Till next time!
Matt (aka KC5NOI for us hams)
Title: Re: On my way!
Post by: lordmonar on March 29, 2010, 02:17:20 PM
Welcom to CAP....and to CAPTALk :clap:
Title: Re: On my way!
Post by: FCCSmattskinner on March 29, 2010, 02:20:51 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: On my way!
Post by: DogCollar on March 29, 2010, 02:26:28 PM
Yes, welcome!!  I hope that you enjoy your time in CAP!  I know that your skills will be greatly appreciated and needed once you are 0fficial!
Title: Re: On my way!
Post by: Stonewall on March 29, 2010, 03:05:40 PM
Welcome...

Check out the introduction thread. (http://captalk.net/index.php?topic=135.0)

 8)
Title: Re: On my way!
Post by: exFlight Officer on March 29, 2010, 08:28:57 PM
Welcome to CAPTalk!   :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: exFlight Officer on March 29, 2010, 10:05:18 PM
Well -- I'm here!  Just joined the forum, but I've been reading it off and on for some months now.  I was a senior member of Moultrie Composite Squadron in south Georgia some 20 years ago -- or so -- but let my membership lapse when I was sent to Korea and never really got back into CAP.  Now I'm considering CAP again, but I haven't flown in almost that same 20 years, so I'm not current -- I was a mission pilot back then, but obviously won't be now, unless I can get current again pretty quickly.  I'm more thinking of going the Observer route, but -- oh well, just more to consider.  Just wanted to join the forum and say HI to all...

Earl


Welcome to CAPTalk! I am from around South Georgia!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Ryan on March 30, 2010, 08:39:43 PM
Hello, Everyone!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: FCCSmattskinner on March 31, 2010, 10:38:46 AM
Hello!  8)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Varga Guy on March 31, 2010, 07:18:18 PM
Hi folks. Long time lurked, now registered. Former IL wing cadet from the 80's. Haven't quite made up my mind as to whether to "re-up" yet. Still, like keeping an eye & ear out for this organization. If anyone wants to give me a sitrep of IL wing, feel free to PM me. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: exFlight Officer on March 31, 2010, 07:23:00 PM
Hello Ryan and Varga Guy! Welcome to CAPTalk!  :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on April 05, 2010, 04:52:45 PM
Hello New Members. We are glad to have you on the forums. Make sure to get into some discussions and get involved. The more active members the better it is. :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Christensen on April 05, 2010, 09:15:36 PM
Hey all!

I've been on CAPTalk for a couple months now. Just enjoy reading what everyone has to say.  I've been in the cadet program for a little over 2 1/2 years and just recently recieved my Mitchell (last month :D) Hope i'll be able to post something of use someday.

Thanks!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on April 05, 2010, 10:27:08 PM
Hey all!

I've been on CAPTalk for a couple months now. Just enjoy reading what everyone has to say.  I've been in the cadet program for a little over 2 1/2 years and just recently recieved my Mitchell (last month :D ) Hope i'll be able to post something of use someday.

Thanks!

Welcome!  I hope you find CAPTalk a great resource for your development in the program, as well as for your squadron.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Dailey on April 09, 2010, 12:49:14 AM
Hello! The Washington Wing Forum is just like this one so...just thought I'd get involved nationally!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: tdepp on April 09, 2010, 11:06:14 AM
Hello! The Washington Wing Forum is just like this one so...just thought I'd get involved nationally!
J:
Does the WAWG forum talk about uniforms all the time too?   ::)  Welcome to the fray.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on April 10, 2010, 08:32:45 PM
Hello! The Washington Wing Forum is just like this one so...just thought I'd get involved nationally!
Holy Crap! Your an Admin Cadet and a C/A1C at the same time... Holy Crap. Didn't know they reached down to the Airman to do Officer duty's.  :o
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Dailey on April 12, 2010, 09:59:31 PM
Ha ha, it's not like that. I'm the web master cadet for our squadron and my first sergeant just called me admin. I'm also Alternate CAC representative. Just received a promotion to C/SrA. Uniforms are like ALL we talk about, lol.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: littlesoldier on April 14, 2010, 03:16:21 PM
I was a CAP Cadet in 1945-a Squadron in Chicago commanded by a Capt. Eddelman. I went to an encampment at SCOTT AFB and VJ-Day occured while there! An unbelievable and iunforgettable experience.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Al Sayre on April 14, 2010, 03:18:27 PM
Welcome! 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SM_Bennion on April 18, 2010, 01:59:50 AM
hello everyone

i am SM_Bennion from San Diego South Cadet Squardon 201. I am the Saquardon Testing Officer and former cadet also
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Chappie on April 18, 2010, 02:02:05 AM
Welcome aboard!!!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on April 18, 2010, 02:09:36 PM
Ha ha, it's not like that. I'm the web master cadet for our squadron and my first sergeant just called me admin. I'm also Alternate CAC representative. Just received a promotion to C/SrA. Uniforms are like ALL we talk about, lol.
Okay... wow. You had me there for a second. Congrats on your promotion cadet.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: R.Hess on April 19, 2010, 04:09:04 PM
Hey all, I'm C/CMSgt Rachel Hess Spokane composite squadron, I have been in CAP for almost 3 years and will be handing in my paperwork tonight for my Billy Mitchell:) I have been on WAWG forum for a while now and have been thinking it would be neat to have a national forum. I was talking to another CAC rep about my idea and they mentioned CAP talk. Lo and behold one already exists! Lets make sure cadets know its here ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: tdepp on April 19, 2010, 05:24:25 PM
^ Congratulations and welcome to the fray!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: EMT-83 on April 19, 2010, 08:25:37 PM
Hey all, I'm C/CMSgt Rachel Hess Spokane composite squadron, I have been in CAP for almost 3 years and will be handing in my paperwork tonight for my Billy Mitchell:) I have been on WAWG forum for a while now and have been thinking it would be neat to have a national forum. I was talking to another CAC rep about my idea and they mentioned CAP talk. Lo and behold one already exists! Lets make sure cadets know its here ;D
Did you check out CadetStuff forums? cadetstuff.org
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: V. Basile on April 20, 2010, 10:20:51 PM
I'm C/SSGT Victoria Basile, from Peninsula Composite Squadron.  (Washington).  I have been in CAP for 1 1/2 years now, and completely enjoying it!  My basic encampment was Cascade Falcon XIV.  I have attended numerous WAWG activities, also.  I am also the Third Element Leader at my squadron.  I am also the Activities NCO.  I have planned one event so far, and it went great!   :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on April 21, 2010, 12:43:42 AM
I'm C/SSGT Victoria Basile, from Peninsula Composite Squadron.  (Washington).  I have been in CAP for 1 1/2 years now, and completely enjoying it!  My basic encampment was Cascade Falcon XIV.  I have attended numerous WAWG activities, also.  I am also the Third Element Leader at my squadron.  I am also the Activities NCO.  I have planned one event so far, and it went great!   :)

Congrats on the successful activity and welcome to CAPTalk.  Hopefully you can gain some additional ideas and insight here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Star-Maker on April 22, 2010, 11:52:14 AM
Hi all!  I'm a 2d Lieutenant from Massachusetts Wing.  I've been in CAP for six months (just got promoted to 2Lt from SMWOG earlier this week).  I've been lurking since before I actually joined CAP, and finally decided to take the plunge and join.

So far, I'm an Assistant Comm Officer and Assistant ES Training Officer for my squadron.  I'm working on my Comm Technician rating, and hope to have it finished pretty soon (I'm just waiting on a comm exercise and an opportunity to take ACUT).  I've participated in three SAREXes, got GTM3-qualified, earned my Disaster Assessment certification from the Red Cross, and am registered for Team Leader school at NESA GSAR.  I'm chomping at the bit a little to go on an actual mission. :D

In "real life" I'm a computer science researcher and part-time grad student.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: tdepp on April 22, 2010, 05:37:22 PM
Star:

Congratulations and thanks for jumping into CAP with both feet.  Sounds like you are making yourself very useful to your squadron.  KUTGW!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: notaNCO forever on April 22, 2010, 08:50:00 PM
I've been here for a while but I've have not been on in a while since i was at Air Force bmt, so I guess this is more of an I'm back post. Currently I'm at goodfellow for tech school, and I'm hoping to visit the squadron here soon. Once I transfer to the dark side I hope to participate in cap activily again. Right know I'm still a cadet which I technically can't be anymore.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on April 23, 2010, 07:52:01 PM
Welcome New People!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: cachambliss on April 23, 2010, 08:14:44 PM
Hi Folks from Birmingham, Alabama and Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.  I was a CAP Cadet during the 1960's, am retired from the US Army, and am a flight instructor for the Flying Activity at Redstone Arsenal.  My current CAP Unit is Birmingham Squadron 34. 
  When not flying my wife and I are engaged in Austrailan Sheperd Rescue, and in whatever our kids are up to.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Christensen on April 25, 2010, 03:34:25 PM
Welcome all! its good to see more cadets on this forum.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Al Sayre on April 25, 2010, 03:37:03 PM
Hi Folks from Birmingham, Alabama and Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.  I was a CAP Cadet during the 1960's, am retired from the US Army, and am a flight instructor for the Flying Activity at Redstone Arsenal.  My current CAP Unit is Birmingham Squadron 34. 
  When not flying my wife and I are engaged in Austrailan Sheperd Rescue, and in whatever our kids are up to.

Welcome, Tell Frank I said HI!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: tdepp on April 26, 2010, 01:27:53 AM
Hi Folks from Birmingham, Alabama and Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.  I was a CAP Cadet during the 1960's, am retired from the US Army, and am a flight instructor for the Flying Activity at Redstone Arsenal.  My current CAP Unit is Birmingham Squadron 34. 
  When not flying my wife and I are engaged in Austrailan Sheperd Rescue, and in whatever our kids are up to.
CA:
Is it true that in Birmingham they love the governor?  And that you all did what you had to do?  And that Neil Young shouldn't some around after all?  And a Southern man doesn't need him around?  Just wondering.   ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/AmSearcy on April 26, 2010, 09:47:38 PM
Hello Everyone!

I'm Cadet Airman (soon to be Airman 1st Class) Abigail Searcy. I'm in the 117TH ANG Composite Squadron, Black Sheep. Glad to be here!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Rouster on May 04, 2010, 05:06:57 PM
Hoorah!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JDC on May 06, 2010, 11:23:54 AM
New guy here.  Navy veteran, been in CAP almost one year.  I work as an Archivist at a small college and a circulation clerk at a local library.  Going to Graduate school in the fall for my MSLS.  I am the Safety Officer, Logistics Office and the Deputy Commander for Cadets. Trying to get my GT3, then GTL.  Just stumbling through my own inexperience trying to get things done.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: R.Hess on May 08, 2010, 05:22:50 PM
Hey all, I'm C/CMSgt Rachel Hess Spokane composite squadron, I have been in CAP for almost 3 years and will be handing in my paperwork tonight for my Billy Mitchell:) I have been on WAWG forum for a while now and have been thinking it would be neat to have a national forum. I was talking to another CAC rep about my idea and they mentioned CAP talk. Lo and behold one already exists! Lets make sure cadets know its here ;D
Did you check out CadetStuff forums? cadetstuff.org

I have been on there a few times for a few minutes but not extensively
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: davidb1986 on May 13, 2010, 01:16:25 AM
Well I was a cadet and made Mitchell when I was a teen. It's been five years since I have been in CAP and left as a senior member flight officer. My name is David Benton I'm 23 and I'm hoping to rejoin my old unit soon. I have a question though. Do I need to redo Level 1 if I have already done it back in 2006, and can I wear my VFW NCO of the Year award on my Senior member uniform?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on May 13, 2010, 03:00:48 AM
Didn't you already ask that in a different thread?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: davidb1986 on May 13, 2010, 03:04:26 AM
Didn't you already ask that in a different thread?

Actually I asked it here first but decided to ask in another thread.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ßτε on May 13, 2010, 08:42:23 AM
Well I was a cadet and made Mitchell when I was a teen. It's been five years since I have been in CAP and left as a senior member flight officer. My name is David Benton I'm 23 and I'm hoping to rejoin my old unit soon. I have a question though. Do I need to redo Level 1 if I have already done it back in 2006, and can I wear my VFW NCO of the Year award on my Senior member uniform?
You would have to redo Level I if it has been more than two years since your membership expired. As soon as you complete Level I, you would be eligible for 2d Lt without waiting six months because of your Mitchell award. Also, to answer your question on another thread, you should get your CAPID number you had before.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/Amn sims on May 16, 2010, 07:41:17 PM
Hi im C/Amn montana sims from the 83rd composite squadron fortsmith,arkansas
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RickFranz on May 16, 2010, 10:25:29 PM
C/Amn Sims
Welcome to CAPTALK!  I hope you will feel like a part of this site and take the time to read and learn.  Then share what you learn with others.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: D DAmico on May 31, 2010, 10:16:09 AM
Hello, my name is C/Amn David D'Amico (Suprising isn't it?) of the 102nd Composite Squadron of the RI Wing. Joined last October, don't have much to say about myself. Made it through my basic encampment though.  :clap:

I feel a little wierd because this forum is full of cadet officers and seniors... Anyway, I'm glad I found this site.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: cap235629 on May 31, 2010, 11:39:35 AM
Hi im C/Amn montana sims from the 83rd composite squadron fortsmith,arkansas

Cadet Sims,

Though I think highly of you, I am appalled at your grammar and punctuation! Please represent yourself, your state and your unit better in the future.

Semper Vigilans!

1st Lt Hobbs

 ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CCAlex on June 01, 2010, 10:32:33 PM
I'm CCAlex and I have the ambition to become a cadet colonel...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on June 01, 2010, 10:42:50 PM
I'm CCAlex and I have the ambition to become a cadet colonel...
Don't we all?

I'm slowly reaching up there.

Anyway! Welcome all new people, we are glad to have you on the forums!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CCAlex on June 02, 2010, 12:06:00 AM
not all of us. I met a cadet that loathed officers
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on June 02, 2010, 12:29:29 AM
not all of us. I met a cadet that loathed officers

In which case he missed the point of the cadet program.

Welcome to CAPTalk.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: manfredvonrichthofen on June 02, 2010, 12:32:30 AM
I am Robert Killion, I am in the 002 Monroe County Composite Squadron Ravens, I am a senior member. I just got my confirmation of membership today.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: cap235629 on June 02, 2010, 12:52:55 AM
I am Robert Killion, I am in the 002 Monroe County Composite Squadron Ravens, I am a senior member. I just got my confirmation of membership today.

Welcome Back! (did you get my message)

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on June 02, 2010, 10:29:47 PM
not all of us. I met a cadet that loathed officers
That is very disappointing to hear.

Like USAFaux said, they must be missing the point of the Cadet Programs.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: DBlair on June 02, 2010, 11:47:35 PM
Hello, my name is C/Amn David D'Amico (Suprising isn't it?) of the 102nd Composite Squadron of the RI Wing. Joined last October, don't have much to say about myself. Made it through my basic encampment though.  :clap:

I feel a little wierd because this forum is full of cadet officers and seniors... Anyway, I'm glad I found this site.

Don't feel weird at all. Many of those Cadet Officers (and even some of the younger Seniors) you mentioned probably started out here as Airmen/NCOs and I'm sure there are quite a few other enlisted Cadets on the site, so no worries. Make sure to learn all you can on the site- it really is a great resource and if you have questions, feel free to ask and we'll do our best to help. Welcome Aboard!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on June 03, 2010, 03:53:34 PM
Hello, my name is C/Amn David D'Amico (Suprising isn't it?) of the 102nd Composite Squadron of the RI Wing. Joined last October, don't have much to say about myself. Made it through my basic encampment though.  :clap:

I feel a little wierd because this forum is full of cadet officers and seniors... Anyway, I'm glad I found this site.
No worries. I am a C/TSgt (Technical Sergeant) and I have only been in CAP for exactly 1 year. You will get up there in ranks sooner or later.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: rhouston on June 10, 2010, 09:01:19 PM
My name is Rob Houston and I am a new Senior at the Sumter Composite Squadron. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on June 10, 2010, 10:33:24 PM
My name is Rob Houston and I am a new Senior at the Sumter Composite Squadron.
Welcome Sir.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: DakRadz on June 13, 2010, 08:23:59 PM
Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Radz (Not quite my actual last name- it's too unique to be throwing around)
I suppose if I put my squadron, a real SM could guess who I am; I'm worried about those who aren't members..

Anyway, C/CC of a SER-GA squadron, loving my CAPpin' days.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: HGjunkie on June 16, 2010, 10:53:29 PM
Cadet SSgt Cowan, the only flight sergeant for SER-FL-066. I've been here a while, and decided to post in this thread. 8)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cadet Professional on June 19, 2010, 07:09:59 PM
Quote

Cadet Sims,

Though I think highly of you, I am appalled at your grammar and punctuation! Please represent yourself, your state and your unit better in the future.


Lieutenant Hobbs,

Remember...Praise in Public, Chastise/Correct in Private.

Since you are in the same unit, this was probably something better handled better in person, rather than here where thousands of people can read it.

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on June 19, 2010, 10:49:09 PM
Quote

Cadet Sims,

Though I think highly of you, I am appalled at your grammar and punctuation! Please represent yourself, your state and your unit better in the future.


Lieutenant Hobbs,

Remember...Praise in Public, Chastise/Correct in Private.

Since you are in the same unit, this was probably something better handled better in person, rather than here where thousands of people can read it.

And you just violated your own advice.

The matter was addressed almost immediately via PM.

Now back to our regularly scheduled thread.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: OutbackAli on June 25, 2010, 11:54:36 AM
Greetings from WY !
I'm here.
Doing the paperwork.
Can't wait to fly!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: FlyTiger77 on June 29, 2010, 11:46:33 AM
Greetings from WY !
I'm here.
Doing the paperwork.
Can't wait to fly!

Welcome.

A good rule of thumb in CAP flying is: When the paperwork equals the weight of the aircraft, you can take off.

 :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: HGjunkie on June 30, 2010, 10:57:34 AM
Greetings from WY !
I'm here.
Doing the paperwork.
Can't wait to fly!

Welcome.

A good rule of thumb in CAP flying is: When the paperwork equals the weight of the aircraft, you can take off.

 :)
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sgt.Brooks on July 04, 2010, 04:01:42 PM
Hmm well I figured this was a good place to start in this forum..I'm Danielle Brooks and I'm From Yakima Composite in Yakima WA. Ive been in for two and a half years and it's weird that I've never heard of this forum before!  I'm pretty excited about this forum actually! ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: HGjunkie on July 04, 2010, 05:16:57 PM
Hmm well I figured this was a good place to start in this forum..I'm Danielle Brooks and I'm From Yakima Composite in Yakima WA. Ive been in for two and a half years and it's weird that I've never heard of this forum before!  I'm pretty excited about this forum actually! ;D
Trust me, that won't last long. ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: nicktavegia on July 08, 2010, 02:40:20 PM
Villa Rica, Georgia but Sweetwater Composite in Lithia Springs.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CadetProgramGuy on July 09, 2010, 12:19:25 AM
Greetings from WY !
I'm here.
Doing the paperwork.
Can't wait to fly!

Welcome.

A good rule of thumb in CAP flying is: When the paperwork equals the weight of the aircraft, you can take off.

 :)
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Or just keep a printed copy of the regs with you.  Thats enough weight too......
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Patterson on July 10, 2010, 07:14:02 PM
Hey all!  I'm Patterson!  Been a lurker and creeper, guess I will come out now. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Patterson on July 14, 2010, 07:34:50 PM
^ Hey Patterson, great your here!!  Glad to see you being involved.  Nice to have you here!!

hahahhahha  :D :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: boomshtick on July 14, 2010, 10:58:30 PM
 hey, just started taking an interest in the forum! my names boomshtick (dur!). I own shiny boots in a shiny-bootless squadron  :'(  (oh well).

glad to be here.  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Mc Gehee, Cody on July 28, 2010, 02:11:57 AM
names Cody, I right now I am the Cadet Commander of the Group 706 Squadron. One of the major helps in keeping the squadron in Grayling, MI around. Enjoy the program cant wait for my 21st birthday to become a Sr Member.

Hope I enjoy this forum and make some new friends.


Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on July 28, 2010, 12:23:44 PM
names Cody, I right now I am the Cadet Commander of the Group 706 Squadron. One of the major helps in keeping the squadron in Grayling, MI around. Enjoy the program cant wait for my 21st birthday to become a Sr Member.

Hope I enjoy this forum and make some new friends.
Welcome Sergeant. Hope you enjoy yourself on the forum.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CAP307 on August 07, 2010, 09:07:56 PM
New here just saying hello =D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on August 07, 2010, 09:08:43 PM
New here just saying hello =D
Welcome Sir. What rank do you hold in CAP?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CAP307 on August 07, 2010, 09:19:54 PM
first lieutenant. 8)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/MSgt Lunsford on August 07, 2010, 09:20:51 PM
first lieutenant. 8)
Nice. Welcome Sir.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: zonaman on August 10, 2010, 03:43:49 AM
I guess I'm doing this backwards. . . . I jumped in starting a couple of threads already before I saw this. SO Hello everybody!!  :D I've been reading Cap Talk for a log wile before I joined, I really enjoy this site and every one seems great or even pretty funny at times( yes I have read my through some lengthy arguments ) . . . It's nice to "read" ;D you all. !!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: GroundHawg on August 19, 2010, 08:46:04 AM
Hello all,
Im a recent returntee to CAP. I was a cadet from 1989 to 1995 getting out as a C/1LT. I did 8 years in the Army 4 Active, 4 Guard, and joined the USAF Reserve in 2007. Ive been lurking on these boards for some time now to try and figure out the changes that have happened over the last 15 years. (its really different!) I prob wont post a whole lot as I think internet arguments are silly, and mainly joined to ask for suggestions on training ideas and activities.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Flying Pig on August 19, 2010, 07:06:41 PM
first lieutenant. 8)

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: arBar on August 21, 2010, 02:43:01 PM
Hello all,
I just joined CAP, looking forward to getting involved.  Have been enjoying this forum for a few months now before joining.  It really helped getting a feel for the overall program before deciding to commit.  thanks...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: DakRadz on August 21, 2010, 03:07:47 PM
Welcome! Glad to have you here.

Are you a cadet or SM?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Flying Pig on August 22, 2010, 11:04:41 AM
New here just saying hello =D

Golly Travis.....Some things just arent what they appear to be are they?  Where'd your elaborate signature jpeg go?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BrandonKea on September 01, 2010, 09:36:08 PM
Uh, hey everyone, I'm here...again. Took about a year off transitioning to a new job, but I'm becoming active again, and happy to be back. Anything good in the last year?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RickFranz on September 01, 2010, 10:14:17 PM
Uh, hey everyone, I'm here...again. Took about a year off transitioning to a new job, but I'm becoming active again, and happy to be back. Anything good in the last year?
Anything good???  Well I guess you could a lot has happen now if it's good...  I guess that's why we have CAPTalk.

Anyway, welcome back!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Keydet2010 on September 05, 2010, 01:15:33 PM
Hello y'all,

I'm currently a senior member 2LT for the 111th Cadet SAR Squadron in Charlotte, NC and am a recent returnee to Civil Air Patrol. I joined as a cadet in 2001 in CAWG, earned my Mitchell in 2006, and then I let my member ship lapse when I went off to college in Virginia. I'm currently one of the Cadet Programs Officers for my squadron and am working on getting ES and ground team qualified.


My likes are long, romantic ruck marches and MRE dinners by firelight and puppies.

My dislikes include poison ivy and blisters.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RickFranz on September 05, 2010, 01:43:29 PM
Howdy Keydet2010

I started my Cadet life in California as well way back in 1968. 

Welcome to CAPTalk and look forward to being in the group!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Keydet2010 on September 05, 2010, 11:52:23 PM
Rick, thank you for the warm welcome. I've already learned quite a bit about what's changed in the last four years while I was away. I do have one question: what's the deal with the triangle thingy?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RickFranz on September 06, 2010, 06:16:38 AM
The triangle thingy came in about a year or two ago.  Some one at National has been pushing the idea as a new branding effort.  It has met with resistance by some on this board.  The only place I have see it is from anything that come out of NHQ.  Oh yeah and you can buy it from Vanguard as a lapel device for a civilian jacket if you wish.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: caphornbuckle on September 06, 2010, 06:53:00 AM
I've been on here in the past but I have returned after a few years away.  With the exception of a few heated discussions on here, it was always a great experience to hear from members throughout the world give their input and insights on the CAP program.  I look forward to reading and learning more once again!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Lawson on September 10, 2010, 11:47:02 PM
Hello to all!

I just rejoined CAP last year. I was a cadet in 2001-2003 and have rejoined as a senior member with the same squadron. I hope to receive and share a lot of information here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Flying Pig on September 11, 2010, 10:40:09 AM
Oh trust me...youll receive it! >:D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Ed Bos on September 11, 2010, 06:29:05 PM
Hello,

Long time lurker, recent poster. Thanks for being a great resource, folks.

EDWARD A. BOS, Maj, CAP
AKWG/CS
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: meganite on October 26, 2010, 03:04:30 AM
Howdy!

I'm a new senior member as of August, Houston SABRE Squadron.
Working on my master's degree at Texas A&M, just finishing up my thesis work. Whoop!

Semper vigilans! :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: FlyTiger77 on October 26, 2010, 06:54:57 AM
Howdy!

I'm a new senior member as of August, Houston SABRE Squadron.
Working on my master's degree at Texas A&M, just finishing up my thesis work. Whoop!

Semper vigilans! :D

Welcome, Megan.

I used to like to fly down to College Station when I was exiled to Fortress Hood.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: tmurphy on November 12, 2010, 02:47:16 PM
Greetings everyone,

I'm a new addition to CAP. I joined back in October as a Senior Member. I am a 2LT because of my appointment to HSO and my EMT license. I really wish I'd have known about CAP when I was younger.

I am glad to have found such a wealth of knowledge online about CAP as well as a place to ask for help (as many of you know there's no standard for HSO yet).

I look forward to being a good addition to the forum!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: meganite on November 12, 2010, 03:48:54 PM
Welcome Tiffany! :D (I wish I'd known about CAP when I was younger too! But you're here now, and that's what counts, right? ;) )
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Flying Pig on November 12, 2010, 04:02:37 PM
Texas....there are lots a' helicopters in Texas!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Brady Cutler on November 15, 2010, 04:19:39 PM
Hey guys! I just saw this Forum a few days ago.
I joined the Wentzville, MO Squad back in September. I'm now a Cadet Airman 1st Class. Been enjoyng my time with CAP and look forward to future service.  :)

-Cadet Brady S. Cutler :o
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sgt.Pain on November 17, 2010, 02:13:45 PM
okie, here's a thread for people just signing up and want to make their presence known. :)
Just signed up this afternoon.  I'm pretty new to CAP (just joined in March) and was just appointed to the Chaplain Service and given the grade of Captain.  Hello to all!
you became captain that fast...

It is because of professional appointment promotions... Certain people who have special qualifications can receive promotions in recognition of these qualifications.
   
Are you a senior member or something?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: tsrup on November 17, 2010, 04:04:03 PM
okie, here's a thread for people just signing up and want to make their presence known. :)
Just signed up this afternoon.  I'm pretty new to CAP (just joined in March) and was just appointed to the Chaplain Service and given the grade of Captain.  Hello to all!
you became captain that fast...

It is because of professional appointment promotions... Certain people who have special qualifications can receive promotions in recognition of these qualifications.
   
Are you a senior member or something?

did you notice the dates on these posts?..
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: HGjunkie on November 17, 2010, 06:31:24 PM
okie, here's a thread for people just signing up and want to make their presence known. :)
Just signed up this afternoon.  I'm pretty new to CAP (just joined in March) and was just appointed to the Chaplain Service and given the grade of Captain.  Hello to all!
you became captain that fast...

It is because of professional appointment promotions... Certain people who have special qualifications can receive promotions in recognition of these qualifications.
   
Are you a senior member or something?

did you notice the dates on these posts?..
Oh boy, here we go.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Flying Pig on November 17, 2010, 06:51:46 PM
Well, asking someone a question from a post that was done over 5 years ago is a little much.  I dont think I have ever seen Cheergirl or Jacklumanog post anytime in the last few years.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on November 18, 2010, 04:18:43 AM
Cheergirl (aka Christen Bonnett) hasn't been around since Nov 2006.

Jack apparently mostly lurks. His last post was 1/7/10.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: rmutchler on December 07, 2010, 05:45:30 PM
Hi Everyone,

I joined CAP back in March this year.  I wish I knew about CAP when I was in High School.  I have always had an interest in aviation.  I passed my Private Pilot checkride in October 2009 and I am currently working on my instrument rating.  When spring hits, I'll get my Form 5 ride done.

I am currently the Squadron ITO for my squadron, since I work as a Systems Engineer by day.  I'm looking at redoing our website.

I've been lurking here reading information, but I finally registered today.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Spaceman3750 on December 07, 2010, 05:49:41 PM
Hi Everyone,

I joined CAP back in March this year.  I wish I knew about CAP when I was in High School.  I have always had an interest in aviation.  I passed my Private Pilot checkride in October 2009 and I am currently working on my instrument rating.  When spring hits, I'll get my Form 5 ride done.

I am currently the Squadron ITO for my squadron, since I work as a Systems Engineer by day.  I'm looking at redoing our website.

I've been lurking here reading information, but I finally registered today.

As your squadron's ITO, you will want to know about http://www.techsoup.org/stock/Default.asp?visit=1
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: rmutchler on December 07, 2010, 06:12:06 PM
Thanks for the great tip!  I'm going to check it out.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: researchdoc on December 09, 2010, 08:16:31 PM
Howdy....
PAO from the Burlington Composite Squadron (NC-022) here.
Enjoying your posts...
I do a podcast (one of a few)  for my Squadron.. in case you are interested in the use of Web 2.0...
http://burlcapcast.net.tf
Semper V
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ProdigalJim on December 10, 2010, 08:51:10 PM
OK, so I only just joined the CAP Talk forum officially last week, and am rejoining CAP this coming Tuesday after being gone since 1983...and it appears I've already flunked because I introduced myself elsewhere and not on this thread.

I'll slink off now... :-[

ProdigalJim
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: meganite on December 20, 2010, 07:44:19 PM
Welcome back, Prodigal Jim! :D With a name like that, how can we not welcome you back with open arms? ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ccaptdasmith on December 31, 2010, 05:03:44 PM
Hi.
My name is Dave Smith and I joined CAP when I was a kid back in the early 70's. I was the Cadet Commander of the now defunct Miami County Composite Squadron in Miami County Kansas. I earned the Billy Mitchell and Amelia Earthart Awards. After high school, I lost interest and lost touch with the CAP. Now in my 50's I have renewed my interest in aviation and recently found this forum. Just wanted to introduce myself and say hello.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on December 31, 2010, 05:24:19 PM
Welcome (back)! :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sfugate2007 on January 19, 2011, 09:36:27 PM
he every one i've been in cap for 6 years as a cadet and senior now. new to cap talk
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: FlyTiger77 on January 24, 2011, 06:13:53 AM
he every one i've been in cap for 6 years as a cadet and senior now. new to cap talk

Welcome to CAP Talk.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: afcopmedic on January 30, 2011, 09:01:45 PM
Hello CAP Talk,

My name is Dennis and I am an Active Duty Technical Sergeant with Security Forces stationed at LA Air Force Base.  I am a former CAP Senior Member from when I was stationed in Great Falls , MT (Malmstrom Cadet Squadron).  I have wanted to get back involved in CAP since I left Montana but I haven't had the chance YET.  I look forward to speaking with folks and learning a thing or two from the other members here at CAP Talk.


Dennis
afcopmedeic
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: niferous on January 31, 2011, 03:23:34 AM
Hello all.  I recently joined CAP as a senior member in West Houston at TX-179 CS.  I was in CAP for about a year as a kid and then my family moved to an area that didn't have a unit.  My wife, however, has been in CAP for a number of years and is a major.  She currently serves as the DCC for TX-179.  I have been asked to take up the roll of Logistics Officer for the squadron as I have a number of years in supply chain management and recently obtained my master's degree in it.  I'm also an active duty Army vet and I plan on helping out with ES as a ground team member/leader as well.  We are really short on GTL so I may have a chance to do that.   

I look forward to learning a lot here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Major Carrales on January 31, 2011, 03:25:30 AM
Welcome, fellow TEXAN, I think you will have a great time!!!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: meganite on January 31, 2011, 09:21:18 PM
Howdy neighbor! :D I'm in TX-447 (SABRE Squadron) across the runway!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: nucadet2004 on February 08, 2011, 01:43:51 PM
Hi!  I'm Maj Alyson White.  I'm the DCC for my Squadron here in TX.  I'm also a USAF Officer.  I've been in CAP for almost 12 years and was a Cadet before coming over to the "Dark Side"  :)  I had to be forced you know by that age factor.

Just decided to get on here and see if I can help answer questions, or get answers to questions I may have.

Also, thought I might see if any of my old CAP friends are on here and possibly meet new friends.

Well hi everyone and I look forward to meeting people.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: capsafety on February 08, 2011, 02:21:29 PM
Hi!  I'm Maj Alyson White.  I'm the DCC for my Squadron here in TX.  I'm also a USAF Officer.  I've been in CAP for almost 12 years and was a Cadet before coming over to the "Dark Side"  :)  I had to be forced you know by that age factor.

Just decided to get on here and see if I can help answer questions, or get answers to questions I may have.

Also, thought I might see if any of my old CAP friends are on here and possibly meet new friends.

Well hi everyone and I look forward to meeting people.

Welcome to the dark side Major!!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: jkuneyl1 on March 03, 2011, 10:03:48 AM
I exist now! C/SmSGT Jordan Kuneyl Peachtree City Falcon Field Composite Squadron (SER-GA-116) and proud! Two years a CAP member this June 17th and a graduating Senior!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: chickenjoe on March 09, 2011, 07:12:45 PM
This is chickenjoe and wanted to say IM HERE :clap:
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Briski on March 09, 2011, 08:33:22 PM
he every one i've been in cap for 6 years as a cadet and senior now. new to cap talk
Dude, not sure if you're still lurking on the forums, but we were definitely cadets together. :)

Hope all is well!

-jmb-
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ES Ninja on March 15, 2011, 04:09:10 PM
Hey y'all,

I'm C/Maj Sierra Larson (in case you didn't notice my signature...) and I've been in CAP just over three years, but I'm new to CAP Talk. I'm currently the cadet commander of the South Charlotte Cadet Squadron, I'm proud to be a beret, I'm a student pilot, and and I'm my unit's ground team leader. I'll be entering AFROTC in OH after graduating high school this spring, but I plan on remaining active in CAP.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Reno on March 16, 2011, 12:53:34 PM
Hey everyone! My names Andy Reno.
 I served in the Cadet program from July 08'- July '10 in the 120th Composite Squadron of the Arkansas Wing, the last third of that time as Cadet First Sergeant. I attempted earlier this week to reup in the cadet program but as I'm nearly twenty I was unable too. Hopefuly I'll be joining the 120ths' senior ranks in short order :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on March 16, 2011, 04:58:42 PM
Hey everyone! My names Andy Reno.
 I served in the Cadet program from July 08'- July '10 in the 120th Composite Squadron of the Arkansas Wing, the last third of that time as Cadet First Sergeant. I attempted earlier this week to reup in the cadet program but as I'm nearly twenty I was unable too. Hopefuly I'll be joining the 120ths' senior ranks in short order :)


Welcome back to CAP, Soon-to-be senior member (and possibly Flight Officer)!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: elipod on March 16, 2011, 07:16:51 PM
To whom it may concern... just kidding everybody.

Hello,
I have posted a few times before, but I will formally introduce myself here.
The name is C/Maj. Bendele (yeah, Maj. is the first name)
I am taking Cadet Command of my Squadron end of this month, so wish me luck, please!


 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Reno on March 16, 2011, 11:53:57 PM
Hey everyone! My names Andy Reno.
 I served in the Cadet program from July 08'- July '10 in the 120th Composite Squadron of the Arkansas Wing, the last third of that time as Cadet First Sergeant. I attempted earlier this week to reup in the cadet program but as I'm nearly twenty I was unable too. Hopefuly I'll be joining the 120ths' senior ranks in short order :)


Welcome back to CAP, Soon-to-be senior member (and possibly Flight Officer)!

Hey! Thanks! I appreciate it  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: elipod on March 17, 2011, 05:26:09 PM
My first name is not "major". sorry about the confusion. Some people pm'ed me to make sure :P
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CivilAirPatrol1996 on March 22, 2011, 08:07:11 PM
Hi! Im a cadet from Syracuse New York. I am hoping to talk to more people from CAP than that of my own Squadron here.
Semper Viglians!
C/CMSgt. William Adams CAP
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: WESSginger on March 22, 2011, 08:35:21 PM
Hey y'all,

I'm C/Maj Sierra Larson (in case you didn't notice my signature...) and I've been in CAP just over three years, but I'm new to CAP Talk. I'm currently the cadet commander of the South Charlotte Cadet Squadron, I'm proud to be a beret, I'm a student pilot, and and I'm my unit's ground team leader. I'll be entering AFROTC in OH after graduating high school this spring, but I plan on remaining active in CAP.
Hey,
I think I know you from somewhere? Oh that's right! NBB 2010 delta flight!!!! Have fun at IACE!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ES Ninja on March 23, 2011, 10:20:48 AM
Hey y'all,

I'm C/Maj Sierra Larson (in case you didn't notice my signature...) and I've been in CAP just over three years, but I'm new to CAP Talk. I'm currently the cadet commander of the South Charlotte Cadet Squadron, I'm proud to be a beret, I'm a student pilot, and and I'm my unit's ground team leader. I'll be entering AFROTC in OH after graduating high school this spring, but I plan on remaining active in CAP.
Hey,
I think I know you from somewhere? Oh that's right! NBB 2010 delta flight!!!! Have fun at IACE!

Hey Ginger, thanks! And where are you causing trouble *cough* I mean, going, this summer?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: WESSginger on March 23, 2011, 10:40:08 AM
Hey y'all,

I'm C/Maj Sierra Larson (in case you didn't notice my signature...) and I've been in CAP just over three years, but I'm new to CAP Talk. I'm currently the cadet commander of the South Charlotte Cadet Squadron, I'm proud to be a beret, I'm a student pilot, and and I'm my unit's ground team leader. I'll be entering AFROTC in OH after graduating high school this spring, but I plan on remaining active in CAP.

Hey,
I think I know you from somewhere? Oh that's right! NBB 2010 delta flight!!!! Have fun at IACE!

Hey Ginger, thanks! And where are you causing trouble *cough* I mean, going, this summer?

COS and LtCol Long willing NESA. I wanted to go to CCOC but that didn't workout. My dad said no because I had already apply for COS and NESA.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ^Graff on March 27, 2011, 09:43:50 PM
Elo.
Just found out about this forum at WESS.
They said it was terrible though...I guess I will have to decide for myself.
Can't be much worse than MC's...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: WESSginger on March 28, 2011, 12:16:55 AM
Elo.
Just found out about this forum at WESS.
They said it was terrible though...I guess I will have to decide for myself.
Can't be much worse than MC's...

Who said that at WESS?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: arBar on March 28, 2011, 11:25:51 PM
My first name is not "major". sorry about the confusion. Some people pm'ed me to make sure :P

Yeah well my cousin's name is Major, and my friend's name was Sargent.  The latter changed his name when becoming a LEO.  It does make for some funny situations when people like that get rank.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: elipod on March 29, 2011, 09:55:03 AM
My first name is not "major". sorry about the confusion. Some people pm'ed me to make sure :P

Yeah well my cousin's name is Major, and my friend's name was Sargent.  The latter changed his name when becoming a LEO.  It does make for some funny situations when people like that get rank.

lol. Yeah I tried to say it jokingly :P   I can imagine the confusion it would create if your first name WAS a rank you had!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SII-117 on March 29, 2011, 05:32:13 PM
howdy :)

go into your forum profile and add your name and grade to your signature, so we know where you're from and such.   http://captalk.net/index.php?action=profile;sa=forumProfile

Not!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stearmann4 on April 03, 2011, 01:23:10 PM
CAPers,

I was a CAP Cadet (C/WO) back in the mid-80s. It was my first exposure to military type training, as well as aviation and thrived on it.

I'm now completeing my 9th GWOT deployment and on my 21st year of active duty as an Army CW4 IP/Test Pilot with the 160th SOAR at Ft Lewis, WA. Qualified in UH-1/AH-1/OH-6/UH-60/CH-47/MH-47E/G, and C-12. I also own a 1945 J-3 Cub and a Schweizer I-22, and do a fair amount of instructing.

My boys are getting near CAP age, and I'd like to get involved as a SM. I truly believe in the opportunities CAP provides for our youth and look forward to getting involved again.

MR-

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: md on April 05, 2011, 06:15:58 PM
Hi everyone,

I've been lurking off and on for a few years and never got around to posting (think maybe I even lost my first login) but finally decided today that this is ridiculous. Don't know if I'll ever talk to any of you (except maybe in real life), but it's fun reading everything people have to say.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: mclarke on April 06, 2011, 09:47:17 PM
Hello folks. Just thought I would make my first post and introduce myself. I am the the PAO and Recruiting Officer in my Squadron, so yeah. Anyways, happy to be here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Arkbird on April 14, 2011, 12:03:58 AM
Hey everyone.  Just thought I would introduce myself.  I've been lurking for a while now.  I am currently a C/2d Lt.  I have attended National Flight Academy and I am going to attend COS this summer.  I am a solo pilot, GTM3 and I received a Commander's Commendation for assisting in the creation of a new squadron.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: WESSginger on April 14, 2011, 09:47:08 AM
Hey everyone.  Just thought I would introduce myself.  I've been lurking for a while now.  I am currently a C/2d Lt.  I have attended National Flight Academy and I am going to attend COS this summer.  I am a solo pilot, GTM3 and I received a Commander's Commendation for assisting in the creation of a new squadron.
I'm going to COS too! See you there!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Arrow on April 20, 2011, 01:04:40 AM
Hi, I'm C/CMSgt Iain Davis, soon to be C/2lt. 18 y/o, been in CAP for 2 years.
Going to National Emergency Services Academy for the second year to get Mission Scanner & Mission Observer rating. Looking to become a Mission Pilot. Looking to become the 10th certified balloon pilot in CAP as well, maybe the first cadet balloon pilot. I love setting high standards and meeting them. Love leading and directing my fellow peers towards a common goal. Currently a college student, looking to become a lawyer.
I look forward to some discussions!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: julia on April 21, 2011, 01:19:22 AM
I'm in...

 Been a member going on 25 years now, having joined as a cadet.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: capsafety on April 21, 2011, 06:55:55 AM
Welcome to all! Hope you enjoy the forum.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RC007 on April 22, 2011, 12:37:27 PM
Been lurkin around here before finally decided to sign up.
Currently C/TSgt just waitin for my next promotion, heading out to SUPTFC Columbus this summer and I'm getting into GT. I'm only a few tasks short of UDF and GTM3. Been in for about a year and 2 months and lovin it!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: johnnyb47 on April 22, 2011, 08:57:40 PM
I Signed up for these boards months ago but never really had anything to post about... since the search function here works. :)
So far I've been able to answer every question I've had without having to post a single word.
Thanks!

Figured I should at least say hello though.
So....
Hello!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Nighthawk on April 23, 2011, 04:23:45 PM
Hey, I'm Daniel Ernandes, from MER-NC-150. I joined recently, just a C/Amn learning the ropes.
Title: Re: Show Yourself!
Post by: xxpur3xstrxx on May 09, 2011, 09:57:11 AM
 8) fl wing st pete squadron fl-066
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: sab163 on May 14, 2011, 03:30:20 PM
Greetings,

1st Lt Brown from NER-MA-006 Brockton Composite Squadron
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ThatOneGuy on May 23, 2011, 01:27:53 AM
Hey y'all I'm C/2d Lt Charles Blome from the CO Wing, in the Foothills Cadet Squadron. Been looking at CAPTalk for sometime, just decided to sign up now though   8)

Anyways, just wanted y'all to know that I exist  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: sneakers on May 23, 2011, 01:06:22 PM
Hey all, I joined 2 months ago after watching this forum for over a year. I'm a C/2dLt from Oregon's Columbia Composite Squadron, just became the cadet commander. Any other SUPTFC grads out there? I went to MS last year.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RickFranz on May 23, 2011, 11:19:44 PM
Welcome to CAPTalk.  I hope you find what you are looking for. ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Flyinsarge on May 26, 2011, 10:04:29 PM
Hello cadets and seniors,
I am a cadet from Washington's Fairchild AFB squadron. I am a Cadet Tech Sergant and I am very happy to be here. Anyone else from WA Wing on here?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: sneakers on May 26, 2011, 11:07:05 PM
I'm just across the border in Oregon, but I went to Cascade Falcon XIV (Washington Wing encampment) for my basic encampment, and have applied for a flight commander position there again this year. I like your wing!  :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Flyinsarge on May 26, 2011, 11:21:20 PM
Hey, thats awesome! I went to CF XV and I also know Capt. Sullivan (I think thats how you spell it) who is the cadet commander for the one you just applied to. I would have joined up as staff as well, but I am headed to Flight Encampment this summer. Have fun at encampment!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: sneakers on May 26, 2011, 11:43:54 PM
Major Sutherland is who you are refering to. He was in my flight at my basic encampment. He was to be the encampment commander, but not anymore. C/LtCol Tim McClure will now take his place. There's a lot more to it, but I'll leave those details out in the interests of good taste.

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Flyinsarge on May 27, 2011, 12:35:16 AM
I see. Oh well....
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: crazygrrl304 on May 27, 2011, 04:23:05 PM
hey, I'm C/CMSgt. Nolt from Jesse Jones Composite Squadron (304) in Pennsylvania. is there anybody else from PA around here?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MCRmy on June 02, 2011, 03:36:28 PM
Hello, I'm C/2dLt Hannah Kuegler from Essex County Composite Squadron. This is my 5th year in CAP. looking forward to my 5th encampment.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Allen on June 04, 2011, 02:12:44 PM
hello i'm senior airman Allen of titian cadet squadron GLR-IN-802 :) this is my 6th month of being in CAP and ive already been to color guard compatition as 2nd rifle and expect to do much more  :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SavedThunder on June 13, 2011, 07:49:41 PM
Hi i'm C/MSgt O'Connor and I have been in Civil Air Patrol for almost 1 1/2 years now and I think Civil Air Patrol is the best!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: mjbernier on June 22, 2011, 02:23:38 PM
Hi all, I'm a Senior Member from Texoma Composite Squadron in north Texas. I've been in Civil Air Patrol almost four months, and looking forward to getting my 2d Lt  bars soon. Anyone else from TX-262 or TX Group II here?

Mike
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ExArmy on June 22, 2011, 04:45:01 PM
Hi everyone. Mike here. I'm not a member of CAP yet, but I'm working on it. I just got out of the Army 2 months ago, and realized after 1 week that something was missing, so I'm here to do some research on the organization. I guess I'd be coming in as a SSGT, and am looking at the Oahu, HI squadrons. Aloha.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on June 22, 2011, 05:13:01 PM
Hi everyone. Mike here. I'm not a member of CAP yet, but I'm working on it. I just got out of the Army 2 months ago, and realized after 1 week that something was missing, so I'm here to do some research on the organization. I guess I'd be coming in as a SSGT, and am looking at the Oahu, HI squadrons. Aloha.

Hey Mike, another Mike here.

Welcome to CAPTalk!

As an NCO, you CAN come in with your stripes,  but I think you will find that most folks will tell you to reconsider that option.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Eclipse on June 22, 2011, 05:30:10 PM
As an NCO, you CAN come in with your stripes,  but I think you will find that most folks will tell you to reconsider that option.

Yep.  Especially if you have left the service as you will then be a SSGt for the rest of your life.

Few people in CAP understand the NCO dynamic, and there is no role for NCO's within CAP that is any different from Officers.
Your best best is to just work the CAP program.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ExArmy on June 22, 2011, 08:55:18 PM
Hi everyone. Mike here. I'm not a member of CAP yet, but I'm working on it. I just got out of the Army 2 months ago, and realized after 1 week that something was missing, so I'm here to do some research on the organization. I guess I'd be coming in as a SSGT, and am looking at the Oahu, HI squadrons. Aloha.

Hey Mike, another Mike here.

Welcome to CAPTalk!

As an NCO, you CAN come in with your stripes,  but I think you will find that most folks will tell you to reconsider that option.
Since you mention that, maybe you gents can clarify for me. I understand that I could either come in as SMWOG, and test into 2d LT after 6 month TIG, OR come in as SSG and do the same, OR, stay either grade indefinitely. Is that right or no? I'm assuming that SM NCO's are quite uncommon in that case? Thanks for the welcome guys!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Eclipse on June 22, 2011, 09:18:59 PM
Since you mention that, maybe you gents can clarify for me. I understand that I could either come in as SMWOG, and test into 2d LT after 6 month TIG, OR come in as SSG and do the same, OR, stay either grade indefinitely. Is that right or no? I'm assuming that SM NCO's are quite uncommon in that case? Thanks for the welcome guys!

If you come in and decide to wear your NCO stripes instead of working towards CAP Officer Grade, you will be that grade until you either quit the program or decide to go to the officer track (this presupposes that since you left the Army you would not get promoted there).  Since CAP does not
have an NCO program, you can only change your stripes on your CAP uniform if you get promoted in the outside service.

You can and should still progress in the Professional Development areas and can move up to Level II with no issue.  From there you would need waivers
to participate in Region Staff College and National Staff College to attain Level's IV and V.

If you enter as a regular member, you will be a "Senior Member" until such time as you complete Level I and have 6 months in.  After that, your progression would be a combination professional development work and time in grade.

If you choose to wear your NCO stripes initially, then move to the officer track, you start back at Senior Member, regardless of time in.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on June 22, 2011, 09:25:12 PM
Hi everyone. Mike here. I'm not a member of CAP yet, but I'm working on it. I just got out of the Army 2 months ago, and realized after 1 week that something was missing, so I'm here to do some research on the organization. I guess I'd be coming in as a SSGT, and am looking at the Oahu, HI squadrons. Aloha.

Hey Mike, another Mike here.

Welcome to CAPTalk!

As an NCO, you CAN come in with your stripes,  but I think you will find that most folks will tell you to reconsider that option.
Since you mention that, maybe you gents can clarify for me. I understand that I could either come in as SMWOG, and test into 2d LT after 6 month TIG, OR come in as SSG and do the same, OR, stay either grade indefinitely. Is that right or no? I'm assuming that SM NCO's are quite uncommon in that case? Thanks for the welcome guys!


I suppose that is true, you can wear (E6?) until the 6 month mark. Or you can stay at the SSgt level for life/until you decide to go 2d Lt.

The point most people make is that there is no mechanism to advance, and a lot of times, people just don't know what to DO with you.

As to the number of NCOs in CAP, a lot of people float the figure of "under 100", which sounds about right. I knew of one, but he did the NCO thing until he could put on 2d Lt.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ExArmy on June 23, 2011, 09:57:04 PM
Hi everyone. Mike here. I'm not a member of CAP yet, but I'm working on it. I just got out of the Army 2 months ago, and realized after 1 week that something was missing, so I'm here to do some research on the organization. I guess I'd be coming in as a SSGT, and am looking at the Oahu, HI squadrons. Aloha.

Hey Mike, another Mike here.

Welcome to CAPTalk!

As an NCO, you CAN come in with your stripes,  but I think you will find that most folks will tell you to reconsider that option.
Since you mention that, maybe you gents can clarify for me. I understand that I could either come in as SMWOG, and test into 2d LT after 6 month TIG, OR come in as SSG and do the same, OR, stay either grade indefinitely. Is that right or no? I'm assuming that SM NCO's are quite uncommon in that case? Thanks for the welcome guys!


I suppose that is true, you can wear (E6?) until the 6 month mark. Or you can stay at the SSgt level for life/until you decide to go 2d Lt.

The point most people make is that there is no mechanism to advance, and a lot of times, people just don't know what to DO with you.

As to the number of NCOs in CAP, a lot of people float the figure of "under 100", which sounds about right. I knew of one, but he did the NCO thing until he could put on 2d Lt.
That is pretty much my plan. I'll know more after this Saturday.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Eclipse on June 23, 2011, 11:03:12 PM
Level I has to be completed before you can wear anything.

Assuming you already own blues and BDUs with the stripes, cool.  Otherwise, not much point in ruining a bunch of shirts
for a few months wear.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ExArmy on June 24, 2011, 03:00:37 PM
Level I has to be completed before you can wear anything.

Assuming you already own blues and BDUs with the stripes, cool.  Otherwise, not much point in ruining a bunch of shirts
for a few months wear.
I do have my BDU's, with the wrong stripes and patches of course. I'd be smart to wait on the class A's since mine are green.  8)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: officeraggie on June 28, 2011, 01:30:51 AM
Howdy from Texas! I have been a SM member of CAP since 2000. Up until a few months ago I haven't had much time to be active. Now I'm finding the further I immerse myself, the more questions I have. So far I've found answers to several of those questions here on your site.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: gregma on June 28, 2011, 11:05:40 AM
Hello everyone.  I am a new 2nd Lt. who joined about a month ago.  Look forward to doing all I can in the CAP.

Greg
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: AngelWings on June 28, 2011, 01:20:31 PM
 Welcome all newcomers! Hope you enjoy the forum. Alot of great discussions about CAP and life. This website is very informative and has helped me learn a great deal since I became a member.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: lycan1138 on June 29, 2011, 01:29:50 PM
hi im a new senior member from the lake ozarks squadren
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ccrop on July 03, 2011, 10:36:52 PM
Greetings from Memphis Tn.
I am the father of a Cap cadet here in West Tn.
He/we are in the Millington Tn. chapter.
I am a former Marine Avionics tech.  1984-1993
Just wanted to jump in and say Howdy!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Hawk_Girl on July 09, 2011, 12:24:50 AM
Hi guys!  :D

I am a Cadet Captain from Florida wing, currently my Squadron's Cadet Commander. I Started in Texas and trying to get experience in as many wings as I can. :) I have been in CAP for 4 years in August. So far I have attended 7 encampments and 2 NCSAs, and going to another encampment at the end of this month. (By the way, I'm not trying to brag about this stuff, just giving y'all a short rundown on my history in CAP, it kinda helped make me who I am. :D)

See y'all around the forums..
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: shaggy2002 on July 14, 2011, 03:18:32 AM
Hello to all, I'm new, just join the CAP and happy to be a member and happy to be part of this forum and the CAP community as a whole.  :) :) :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: capsafety on July 14, 2011, 06:08:10 AM
Hello to all, I'm new, just join the CAP and happy to be a member and happy to be part of this forum and the CAP community as a whole.  :) :) :)

Hi guys!  :D

I am a Cadet Captain from Florida wing, currently my Squadron's Cadet Commander. I Started in Texas and trying to get experience in as many wings as I can. :) I have been in CAP for 4 years in August. So far I have attended 7 encampments and 2 NCSAs, and going to another encampment at the end of this month. (By the way, I'm not trying to brag about this stuff, just giving y'all a short rundown on my history in CAP, it kinda helped make me who I am. :D)

See y'all around the forums..

Greetings from Memphis Tn.
I am the father of a Cap cadet here in West Tn.
He/we are in the Millington Tn. chapter.
I am a former Marine Avionics tech.  1984-1993
Just wanted to jump in and say Howdy!

hi im a new senior member from the lake ozarks squadren

Welcome to CAPTalk, good to see you here!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: DakRadz on July 15, 2011, 06:13:09 PM
I'm not new, but I'm back! Sadly at the same rank, but working on that. Back into CAP actively again and may be able to keep up with CT. Just thought I'd say hello again ^_^
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: AeonsWing on July 18, 2011, 01:32:53 AM
Hello, Everyone!

My name is Danny. I'm a Senior Member in the Gwinnett Squadron down here in Georgia. I'm brand new to all of this, but I just got my Level I and GES finished up, so I'm ready to hit the ground running! I've been obsessed with aviation almost my entire life, and CAP seemed like a perfect way for me to get closer to my passion, while being able to give back to the community.

I'm also the new Historian for my squadron, so if anyone has any helpful advice on that (or Mission Scanner training), I'm all ears!

See you in the air!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BillB on July 18, 2011, 05:26:17 AM
Since the CAP Ass't National Historian and CAP Historical Foundation Curator drops by CAPTalk, you may hear from him. He is also in Georgia.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: capsafety on July 18, 2011, 06:05:26 AM
Since the CAP Ass't National Historian and CAP Historical Foundation Curator drops by CAPTalk, you may hear from him. He is also in Georgia.

Bill you forgot to take your meds didnt you.

The Assistant National Historian is Lt Col Todd Engelman and he lives in Dayton, OH.

The National Curator and CAPHF Executive Director lives in Leesburg, GA......tis me

Do I need to send the black vans to take you to the pharmacy?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BillB on July 18, 2011, 10:11:06 AM
Does the Pharmacy accept Medicare?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: AggiePilot on August 08, 2011, 05:51:28 PM
Hi all,

I joined CAP a few years ago, didn't know this place existed 'till I heard a few cadets talking about it the other night. Figured I might as well join in so I can be cool and talk to those cadets now!  8)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: HGjunkie on August 08, 2011, 10:55:12 PM
Hi all,

I joined CAP a few years ago, didn't know this place existed 'till I heard a few cadets talking about it the other night. Figured I might as well join in so I can be cool and talk to those cadets now!  8)

Banned already?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on August 08, 2011, 11:01:06 PM
Must be a double. :P

IPs and all.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: davidsinn on August 12, 2011, 11:58:14 PM
Must be a double. :P

IPs and all.

I've got an idea who too...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pump Scout on August 16, 2011, 11:16:49 AM
Now that I've lurked a bit and posted some here and there...

I'm Ben Kohnen, Senior Member from central Wisconsin. 25 years ago, I was a cadet early in the Stevens Point Composite Squadron's existence, and came back in this March to find the unit thriving. Since I was coming back, I brought one of my daughters along for the ride, and the experience so far has given her a focus she badly needed. In between then and now, I served six years in the Army as a Cavalry Scout (explains half my user name), and took up paintball, specifically focusing on pump-action markers (the other half of the name). Married, had five kids, got involved in real estate title work, and have a volunteer moderator position on the largest sports forum on the internet, PBNation.com. Since coming back into CAP, I've decided to work toward being a dual-capability member, training for Scanner duties as well as Ground Team. I figure that way, no matter what the scenario is, I can be of some assistance either in the air or on the ground.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RickFranz on August 17, 2011, 08:42:29 AM
^ Welcome

I have been able to spend some time in WI this last five years working at Oshkosh, that is one beautiful state you have there.  Welcome to CAPTALK!
Title: Intro
Post by: Extremepredjudice on August 20, 2011, 03:28:06 PM
Heyyo all,

I am probably posting in the wrong section, but here is my introduction, anyway.

I am a c/Sra. Almost a staff sgt ( pasted the test and review board, I am just waiting for the time to pass).
I am heading to honor guard academy next week... :D

I'm a veteran forumer, and I am going to use captalk to help me know more about CAP..

I am also a total nerd... I code in most of C derivatives, php, jscript, css, etc...
I'd like to offer my skills, and develop a mobile site for captalk... I'll add it to my list of projects... :)

If your squadron needs web design, hit me up, I will do it for free.

~extreme predjudice

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MIKE on August 20, 2011, 03:43:14 PM
Merged.
Title: Re: Intro
Post by: Briski on August 20, 2011, 03:45:36 PM
I am also a total nerd... I code in most of C derivatives, php, jscript, css, etc...
I'd like to offer my skills, and develop a mobile site for captalk... I'll add it to my list of projects... :)

If your squadron needs web design, hit me up, I will do it for free.

Be careful how widely you advertise this; Lord knows most CAP websites could use some serious help!  ;D

Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Extremepredjudice on August 20, 2011, 03:53:33 PM
Heh, I noticed, that is why I offered... I can code a php site in a few hours...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Dracosbane on September 06, 2011, 11:47:51 PM
I'm not new here, I just wanted to brag.

Check out the new sig box.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Eclipse on September 06, 2011, 11:56:40 PM
Your ribbons are out of order...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Dracosbane on September 07, 2011, 12:23:14 AM
Tell that to the rack builder.  Which ones?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Eclipse on September 07, 2011, 12:26:43 AM
HA!  Made you look!

Congrats on the promotion!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Dracosbane on September 07, 2011, 12:35:33 AM
Nice.


Thanks, though.  I've been waiting for my railroad tracks for a while.  That gold oak leaf is gonna take forever.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: LPike on September 10, 2011, 04:06:56 PM
Greetings!

My name is Lydia and I am new here. I've been in CAP just over 2 years and I am the DCC and PAO for our squadron. By national standards we are probably a small squadron but average for Louisiana with 24 cadets and 15 seniors. The cadet program recently experienced a growth spurt.

I hope to get new ideas and bounce ideas off others here.

"Semper Ascendo"

Lydia
Ascension Composite

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Extremepredjudice on September 10, 2011, 06:42:55 PM
Welcome to captalk! 8)



semper ascendo, "always to climb"
  :clap:
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Jepoy005 on September 22, 2011, 01:04:15 AM
Will be a new SENIOR MEMBER soon....   :D from kansas city
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BattagliaK on September 29, 2011, 12:34:09 PM
Hello,

  In CAP, I am C/SrA Kenneth Battaglia. I have been in CAP for about 6 months, and have been to 2 CAP events outside of my squadron.

  I am also an AFJROTC C/2d Lt. I am in my third year of AFJROTC.


  Anyway, I am from NY Wing, NYC Group, and hope to be an active member of this forum! :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Jeff10236 on October 02, 2011, 12:12:45 AM
So I guess this is where I say 'hi'.

I'm not yet a Civil Air Patrol member, but I've been thinking about and researching joining for several months (it is between CAP and Coast Guard Aux, and I'm leaning towards CAP).  I'm likely to finish making up my mind in the next few weeks.

Anyway, I'm a 41 year old high school special education/social studies teacher (this is my 6th year).  I joined the Army out of high school but unfortunately it didn't work out and I was discharged after Basic Training.  After the Army didn't work out, I joined the Maryland Defense Force for a year before moving out of state for a year.  Through much of my life, starting in high school, I have been involved in serving my community (in addition to the MDF, I've done a lot of volunteer work in the past- working on political campaigns and issues, working in soup kitchens, tutoring, volunteer work with disabled children, etc).  For a while now I have only given back to the community through my work and it is time that I do more.  In addition to teaching, I am currently in a masters program with a dual concentration in curriculum and instruction and educational administration.

I am leaning towards the aerospace education specialty track but I'm also interested in historian, emergency services (though I would be concerned that being terribly out of shape may make this tough, though I'm working on it), or moral leadership officer (I've often thought about the clergy but I just can't afford to spend 5 years in school full-time paying large tuition payments without working and making an income).

I'm glad to find this forum and plan to spend a lot more time reading here to help make up my mind.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pilot121NC on October 02, 2011, 03:40:19 PM
Hey everyone, My name is Jim Emerson and I have been a member for over 25 years. I started as a cadet in upstate NY with 31359 R.L. Scott Cadet Squadron. I worked my way up to C/LtCol before becoming a senior member. I am currently in NC with the Charlotte Senior Squadron as the Communications Officer. I am a rated TMP, MO, GTL. Thanks for looking and I look forward to networking.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SAR-EMT1 on October 02, 2011, 04:05:58 PM
Welcome !
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Extremepredjudice on October 02, 2011, 04:09:48 PM
Welcome to captalk!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: gunguy on October 09, 2011, 11:15:58 AM
Rob here... former cadet, current senior member.

I am an IT geek and Firearms instructor for a living, Served briefly in the USAF (medically discharged).

I'm on the board of a non-profit org, and head up their disaster response.  Father of 2, happily married.  All I can think of for now.  :)

Thanks for having me.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: srtmedic on October 13, 2011, 04:04:01 AM
I used to be the Squadron Commander for the Leavenworth County Composite Squadron located on Fort Leavenworth KS along with being KS Wing Emergency Services Officer.  I left CAP back in 2002 and have returned to Search and Rescue in the State of Maine working on two different teams.  Currently teaching FUNSAR to a class of 6 students and these 6 will be responding under the direction of law enforcement for a town in Maine.  Cannot release the name of the department just yet per their request.

I am also the Emergency Coordinator for Penobscot County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and we are going through our credentialing process starting next month so we can have our State of Maine First Responder ID cards.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: usafcap1 on October 13, 2011, 04:53:07 AM
hi. im tony im new ???.  8)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ElJefe192 on October 13, 2011, 02:17:35 PM
I've been cruising CAP Talk for a while but never needed to post much.  I figured I might as well introduce myself.

My name is Mike Blackey.  I'm the commander of San Francisco Cadet Squadron 86 "Excellence in Action"
I was a Cadet, now I'm a Senior.
My biggest accomplishment in CAP has been starring in a movie about cadet programs.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: gunguy on October 17, 2011, 08:26:22 AM
Since no one else is in the welcoming mood....

srtmedic, usafcap1, ElJefe192

Welcome.   :)

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Major Lord on October 17, 2011, 12:09:29 PM
I've been cruising CAP Talk for a while but never needed to post much.  I figured I might as well introduce myself.

My name is Mike Blackey.  I'm the commander of San Francisco Cadet Squadron 86 "Excellence in Action"
I was a Cadet, now I'm a Senior.
My biggest accomplishment in CAP has been starring in a movie about cadet programs.

Blackey,

I think you should post the link to the video....it never gets old!

Major Lord

Okay, you waited too long; Here it is: The Real First Sergeant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9TAhcBEnMM#)
Title: Greetings, All!
Post by: MichelleTesla on October 26, 2011, 10:45:27 PM
Hi, I'm Michelle Anderson-Tesla from Winchester Composite Squadron in Virginia Wing.  I've been in Civil Air Patrol since 1995 and was a cadet, made it to my Eaker, missed my Spaatz by one question on Aerospace by the third try.  I'm now a Major on the dark side and a Squadron Leadership Officer.  I've held every position from Squadron Commander to Group to Wing staff and have worked on National projects.  I *totally* enjoy being a member of Civil Air Patrol and wouldn't change it for the world.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on October 27, 2011, 09:49:10 AM
Welcome to CAP Talk.

I used to do the occasional exercise with Winchester back in the early to late 90s.  Good bunch of folks out there.  I was in DC Wing, Fairfax and Mount Vernon Squadrons and organized some joint training with Prince William, Leesburg and Winchester.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Salty on November 14, 2011, 02:19:06 AM
Howdy,

I was a C/Lt.Col. in the SCWG from 1989-1994 and a senior member from 1994-1995.  I let my membership lapse while I was in the USAF and college.  From there a multitude of things kept me away but recently I've gained a new interest in CAP and I'm in the process of rejoining.

I'm rejoining in the CAWG but I won't be here long because I'm moving to Texas to attend grad school at TCU.

I found this site through searching for things the knowledgebase doesn't address and I've enjoyed getting caught up on all that I've missed.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on November 14, 2011, 07:54:07 PM
Welcome Salty!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Salty on November 14, 2011, 08:00:28 PM
Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: A3M0N on November 17, 2011, 11:54:04 PM
Hi, my name is Richie.  I'm a SrA (SSgt select) in the USAF, stationed at Eglin AFB, FL.  I'm an F-15C/D/E crew chief, but looking to retrain to intelligence in about a year. 

I'm heavily researching volunteering with the CAP because I want to be sure I have time between active duty, family, and church to give CAP the time it deserves from me.  I'm looking into the mission scanner career field.  I love airplanes, while working on fighter planes is fun, I want to fly as well.  I could retrain to a flying career in the USAF, but I'm leaning more towards intel and flying with the CAP. 

I'd love to hear from anyone who is AD and in the CAP, or from anyone involved as a mission scanner.

Thanks for the forum!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Tim Medeiros on November 19, 2011, 10:07:50 AM
What specific intel AFSC are you looking to get in to?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: A3M0N on November 19, 2011, 11:14:18 AM
What specific intel AFSC are you looking to get in to?

I'm shooting for 1N0.  My window opens up Nov2012, so I'll be wearing Staff at the time and that will make it easier to get picked up.

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Tim Medeiros on November 19, 2011, 02:07:55 PM
Cool, congrats by the way on Staff
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: A3M0N on November 19, 2011, 04:46:32 PM
Cool, congrats by the way on Staff

Thanks! What do you do?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: denverpilot on November 20, 2011, 01:56:57 AM
Good evening,

Mostly a lurker here on CAPTalk, but figured I should "get on with it" at least as far as an introductory posting... been reading CAPTalk as a guest far far longer than I've had a login.   8)

Was a CAP member in the early 1990's, left for a number of years, came back older, wiser, and ... wait... I came back... well, maybe scratch that wiser part! :D  :P

Currently serving as a Squadron Communications Officer, a Wing Communications Engineering Officer, and just taught my first BCUT/ACUT class today, along with holding a Mission Scanner Rating, along with never seeming to have time to even get a Form 5 done, and working on various other stuff... always something to do to keep busy!

Also co-own an LLC that owns a nice 1975 Cessna 182 P with a Robertson STOL kit, and find myself sneaking off to my hangar and just going flying instead of finishing up the Form 5.  Having keys in your pocket makes it far too easy to do. 

And I'm pretty sure my nickname will probably give away which Wing I serve in, but hey... you never know. ;)

Thanks for the forum, certainly a lot of activity here. 

Okay, back to Squadron and class paperwork!  Gotta keep those students flowing through the system...

DenverPilot

p.s. I tried to post this a few days ago via Tapatalk and it said I wasn't authorized... I have a feeling I may have missed some important instruction somewhere.  Or does an admin have to turn that on?  Either way, Tapatalk is how I keep up with virtually all of the online forums these days.  Great tool for killing "free time" waiting in lines, etc... Thanks in advance for any info on why that might not be working for posting yet.  (Works for reading! Maybe Tapatalk is just being a good Communications example... more listening, less transmitting... )
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Tim Medeiros on November 20, 2011, 12:45:17 PM
Cool, congrats by the way on Staff

Thanks! What do you do?
I'm a 3D032 out at Davis-Monthan, I've actually got a few 1N0s across the hallway from the office in which I work
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: OgreOwner on November 24, 2011, 02:22:50 PM
I am here.  There, I said it.

I am Captain Karl Peterson
Provo Composite Squadron, Utah Wing

I have been in CAP for many years, initially joined in 1987ish, currently asking for promotion to Major.

I have been in Utah and California Wings.  Have participated in 4 encampments.  Have more Commanders Commendation awards and Unit Citation awards than I like to think about.

I am currently in Professional Development and Mentoring new members.

I hope to be a resource and learn from the others here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Salty on November 24, 2011, 04:02:08 PM
Thanks for your service and welcome aboard!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: kratclif on December 11, 2011, 09:32:34 AM
Hi everyone,

I've been reading the CAPTalk forums for a few months and thought it was about time to introduce myself.

I was a cadet from 1995 to 2002 in IN-002 (Monroe County Composite Squadron) and IN-219 (Morgan County Cadet Squadron - I was one of the first members when the unit got its charter in 1998).

Recently (May 2011) I re-joined as a senior member in IN-002. Since I earned the Earhart as a cadet I got promoted to 1st Lt after completing Level 1.

My primary interests right now are Communications and Emergency Services. I'm a GTM3-T and MRO-T now and am working toward Mission Scanner Trainee. I attended NESA (GSAR Advanced) way back in 2000 and hope to attend Mission Aircrew School for Observer training this summer if time allows, especially since I'm only 50 miles from Camp Atterbury :)

Outside of CAP I volunteer with the local K9 SAR team. I don't have a dog but I do field support (navigation, communication, ICP staff, etc). I'm a Technician class ham radio operator, and I've completed a bunch of NASAR courses.

In my "real job" I'm a Network Administrator at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington, Indiana where I have worked since 2001.

I'm excited to be back as a member!

Kevin
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: parsimonious_instead on December 22, 2011, 08:45:51 PM
    Went to a CAP meeting at HPN (only minutes away from me!)  - I liked what I saw... now it's just a matter of time and paperwork.  I'm not a pilot, but I'm interested in being a Mission Scanner or Mission Observer.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JohnCFord on December 26, 2011, 12:18:58 AM
Hello, Ladies and Gentleman. I am Senior Member John C Ford of the SWR-OK-074 Composite Squadron, Norman, Oklahoma. I'm a 24 hr student pilot of Crabtree Aviation based at KGOK and have enjoyed my time very much at the squadron. My Duty assignment is the Assistant Professional Development Officer. Is there anyone else from Oklahoma that is a regular here at CAP Talk? Give me a shout!

Have a Merry Christmas.

SM John C. Ford
Assistant Professional Development Officer
SWR-OK-074
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on December 26, 2011, 06:43:54 PM
Welcome!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cool Mace on December 31, 2011, 07:37:05 PM
Hello, Ladies and Gentleman. I am Senior Member John C Ford of the SWR-OK-074 Composite Squadron, Norman, Oklahoma. I'm a 24 hr student pilot of Crabtree Aviation based at KGOK and have enjoyed my time very much at the squadron. My Duty assignment is the Assistant Professional Development Officer. Is there anyone else from Oklahoma that is a regular here at CAP Talk? Give me a shout!

Have a Merry Christmas.

SM John C. Ford
Assistant Professional Development Officer
SWR-OK-074

Hello, Mr. Ford.

I am also from OKWG. Edmond Composite Squadron OK-002.

I know a few members from you Sqd. including McHale and the Arnold's.
They have a great Sqd. and welcome to CAPTalk!

C/Lt Col Mason Huston
OK-002
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cap'n on January 01, 2012, 05:45:24 PM
Hello Everyone! My name is Sarah, and I just joined the forums today. I've been in Civil Air Patrol for a little over 2 months, so for now I may just lurk around, maybe ask some questions. But from what I've seen so far, this seems like an awesome place. It's nice to meet you all, and have a happy New Year!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Al Sayre on January 01, 2012, 06:55:29 PM
Welcome Sarah!  You'll find a wealth of wisdom here, as well as a lot of crusty old wise guys. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: titanII on January 01, 2012, 07:51:38 PM
Welcome Sarah!  You'll find a wealth of wisdom here, as well as A LOT of crusty old wise guys.
FTFY  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cap'n on January 01, 2012, 09:22:54 PM
Thank you, Sir! And haha I'm sure they're pretty awesome too (:
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: OMA on January 07, 2012, 06:43:25 AM
I'm Cadet Airman Basic Herman out of NY, just making sure everyone knows I'm here. This is my first 6 months of C.A.P. and it's pretty fun so far. I've got the best squad in CAP, it's a lot better than I expected, not to mention rubbing it in my older brother's face that I'm in the USAF auxiliary ;D.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on January 07, 2012, 07:02:22 AM
Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: OMA on January 08, 2012, 05:09:52 AM
Thank you sir! Glad to see that there are a lot of people active on here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JohnCFord on January 12, 2012, 07:32:46 PM
Hello, Ladies and Gentleman. I am Senior Member John C Ford of the SWR-OK-074 Composite Squadron, Norman, Oklahoma. I'm a 24 hr student pilot of Crabtree Aviation based at KGOK and have enjoyed my time very much at the squadron. My Duty assignment is the Assistant Professional Development Officer. Is there anyone else from Oklahoma that is a regular here at CAP Talk? Give me a shout!

Have a Merry Christmas.

SM John C. Ford
Assistant Professional Development Officer
SWR-OK-074

Hello, Mr. Ford.

I am also from OKWG. Edmond Composite Squadron OK-002.

I know a few members from you Sqd. including McHale and the Arnold's.
They have a great Sqd. and welcome to CAPTalk!

C/Lt Col Mason Huston
OK-002

Why thank you C/Lt Col Huston, I'm having a great time at the squadron. What airport is OK-002 based?

~J~
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cool Mace on January 13, 2012, 04:20:46 PM
Hello, Ladies and Gentleman. I am Senior Member John C Ford of the SWR-OK-074 Composite Squadron, Norman, Oklahoma. I'm a 24 hr student pilot of Crabtree Aviation based at KGOK and have enjoyed my time very much at the squadron. My Duty assignment is the Assistant Professional Development Officer. Is there anyone else from Oklahoma that is a regular here at CAP Talk? Give me a shout!

Have a Merry Christmas.

SM John C. Ford
Assistant Professional Development Officer
SWR-OK-074

Hello, Mr. Ford.

I am also from OKWG. Edmond Composite Squadron OK-002.

I know a few members from you Sqd. including McHale and the Arnold's.
They have a great Sqd. and welcome to CAPTalk!

C/Lt Col Mason Huston
OK-002

Why thank you C/Lt Col Huston, I'm having a great time at the squadron. What airport is OK-002 based?

~J~


We meet at a Armory in Edmond. When the squadron was first started, we met at the airport in Guthrie, but soon moved to the Armory.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: stillamarine on January 13, 2012, 07:41:36 PM
How about "I'm back?" Got my membership renewed as of today. Little over two year break and now I'm back with AL-087. Although I'm a SM again. :(
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on January 13, 2012, 08:01:13 PM
How about "I'm back?" Got my membership renewed as of today. Little over two year break and now I'm back with AL-087. Although I'm a SM again. :(


Welcome back, devil dog!  Just can't stay away from CAP, huh? 


You know they can reinstate your former grade, right? It just takes paperwork.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: stillamarine on January 13, 2012, 08:13:08 PM
Yeah the squadron boss gonna take care of that. Just gotta get my ratings current.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: 68w20 on January 14, 2012, 02:39:25 PM
How's it going?  I've been lurking for a while and figured I'd go ahead and set up an account.  I presume I have to post in here before I can post in other topics?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Extremepredjudice on January 14, 2012, 02:42:10 PM
You don't HAVE to. It is just to introduce yourself.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ALH on January 29, 2012, 06:55:31 AM
Hi. I'm Andrew.

Prior cadet (NYWG), current AD Air Force officer, and now back into CAP (CAWG). Some from Central New York may remember me (and/or be able to decode some initials) and those who occupy Central/Northern California might just see me around. I've lurked around quite a bit and figured I'd stop creeping the forum and make my presence known.

See you around.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Ferrari576 on January 30, 2012, 12:17:59 AM
Hello

I just signed up for CAP a week and a half ago. I am in the Pennsylvania wing.
I don't really know what else to say.

So uh, yeah
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on January 30, 2012, 12:25:20 AM
Hello

I just signed up for CAP a week and a half ago. I am in the Pennsylvania wing.
I don't really know what else to say.

So uh, yeah

Welcome aboard, both to CAP, and this forum.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Ferrari576 on January 30, 2012, 08:17:10 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sgt. Fischer on February 10, 2012, 07:53:17 PM
Hi! I just got here, and i hope i'll enjoy this discussion board! i'm from AZ in case anyoen out there knows me!   :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: cpyahoo on February 12, 2012, 12:11:28 PM
Me:  "Hello... I'm cpyahoo.  I'm a CAP member."
Group: "Hi, cpyahoo."
Me: "I've been in CAP since 1984.  I know it's wrong, but... sometimes... I just can't help myself."
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on February 12, 2012, 04:21:31 PM
Me:  "Hello... I'm cpyahoo.  I'm a CAP member."
Group: "Hi, cpyahoo."
Me: "I've been in CAP since 1984.  I know it's wrong, but... sometimes... I just can't help myself."

Hi. That is too funny. Welcome to captalk.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: GTRanger on February 16, 2012, 12:44:34 PM
I've been a long time reader, but never got around to joining. I am a SMSgt who's hobby is doing Search and Rescue. Now that I've joined, I am excited to finally be able to add to the productive , and sometimes maybe not so much, conversation. haha
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Silent Panther on February 19, 2012, 08:20:25 PM
Hello everyone,
   I joined back in '10 during NBB, but forgot about this site until a few days ago. I was googling some stuff for CAP, and found the answer in a thread. Quick resume! I'm a C/2Lt  & the Cadet Commander of my squadron. I've attended ATA; NBB; & NFAP-NCR, where I earned my solo wings. Hopefully I can find answers to a lot of my questions here. Anyone from NM Wing, message me. Glad to be back!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: LegacyAirman on February 19, 2012, 11:17:07 PM
Hello all; just joined the board. I'm a retired Air Force Reserve WC-130 Flight Engineer whose last assignment was CAP-USAF. I recently became an active member after a few years as a Patron following "retirement" (no pay until age 60).  :( I'm currently working on my Scanner qual and of course will follow-up with Observer. One day I'll finish my pilot's license.  I'll also will be in Comm with my background (ham/A.F. Civil Service electronics instructor) and the fact this area needs a unit with a comm emphasis (new squadron also).
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Fearthehog on February 20, 2012, 01:40:25 AM
Hey everyone!

Just joined the forums, seems to be pretty active which I like. I want to be helpful in anyway I can. From Hemet-Ryan Composite Squadron 59. Hit me up if you need any help with anything. Hope to talk to you all soon.  ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: FlyTiger77 on February 20, 2012, 07:22:55 AM
Welcome to CAP Talk, GT Ranger, Silent Panther, FlightEng and Fearthehog.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Fearthehog on February 20, 2012, 08:22:50 PM
Thanks! :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ColonelJack on February 20, 2012, 08:37:28 PM
Hello everyone,
   I joined back in '10 during NBB, but forgot about this site until a few days ago. I was googling some stuff for CAP, and found the answer in a thread. Quick resume! I'm a C/2Lt  & the Cadet Commander of my squadron. I've attended ATA; NBB; & NFAP-NCR, where I earned my solo wings. Hopefully I can find answers to a lot of my questions here. Anyone from NM Wing, message me. Glad to be back!

As they used to say in the old minstrel shows, "You done come to the right place!"  Now whether the answers will make any actual sense or not ... well ...

Jack
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RMW14 on February 26, 2012, 11:57:00 PM
After what amounts as a 9 year hiatus from CAP, I rejoined the Williamsport Composite Squadron to occupy what little time I have away from school and work. I started CAP at the Reading Composite Squadron 811 in 1995, transferred to the Lebanon VFW Squadron 307 in 1999 and left CAP in 2004. While I was a cadet I attended Encampment (96), Hawk Mountain Ranger school (basic in 97 and Mike Sq. in 98), CLS(97), OTS (98) and I was on staff at OTS in 99.

I joined the board to learn some of the things that the manuals and regs seem leave vague and maybe offer some input as a former cadet/outsider/senior member. I have seen a few people I know (sigs at the bottom of posts) but much more of it seems to be new.
 
If anyone has any questions of me or knows me from my time as a cadet, please feel free to contact me!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Riot on March 02, 2012, 08:21:05 PM
I'm new to the forums and just wanted to say hi from Ohio... good to be back in CAP as a senior member now! I hope I can learn a lot and find plenty to talk about here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Officers Shoes on March 17, 2012, 07:08:33 PM
Hello CAPTalk users! I've been a cadet in CAP for a few years now & just recently found out about CAPTalk. I run a blog, officersshoes.blogspot.com (http://officersshoes.blogspot.com), that is designed to help new officers find a footing in CAP. I give tips on how to make their cadet life easier, answer questions that I had a hard time finding the answers to, and just do what I can to help them out. I was the first cadet in my squadron to earn my Billy Mitchell award so there were no higher-ups on the cadet side that I could go to for information about what my next steps were to be. Thankfully I had been to several NCSAs and had met some really cool cadet officers that were able to help me out. I realized that there had to be other cadets out there that are in that place, so I started Officers Shoes to do what I could. Check the blog out & let me know what you think!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: mikebank on March 29, 2012, 10:33:40 PM
Just leaving a note to say I'm back active with CAP. I was inactive for about a year or so.. but I moved to Missouri, so I transferred to the squadron in Hannibal.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Dawgpaw on April 15, 2012, 07:29:10 AM
Just want to confirm to all I have signed up. Hope I have put enough into my profile to make my CAP membership apparent. Been a member since Sept 2010 and a CAP Pilot since Dec 2010. I have had a good time so far. Looking forward to exploring this site and perhaps asking for help/insights  on some issues that have come up. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: flightteck on April 16, 2012, 08:21:13 PM
Hey im from Lantana Florida and i joined at the beginning  of the year and so far i enjoy the cadet program.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Deorad on April 23, 2012, 05:35:17 PM
Hey I'm from Washington; [insert obligatory the state not the capitol remark here] Been lurking around this forum for a while but never bothered to post until today so, ummmm hi? 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on April 23, 2012, 05:47:43 PM
Welcome aboard! :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Jamie Hurley on April 30, 2012, 01:46:18 PM
Might as well make myself known. I was a cadet from 2002-2008 in Arizona wing. Turned 21 and senior member in 2008, but haven't been active at all since. I'm thinking of becoming a little more active now (as long as I can keep it "hobby" not a job) and came here to update myself on things that may have changed in the last couple years. I recognize a lot of names here, and I hope you are all doing well.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: FlyTiger77 on April 30, 2012, 02:39:58 PM
Welcome back to the wonderful world of CAP!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sgt. Fischer on April 30, 2012, 02:56:33 PM
Might as well make myself known. I was a cadet from 2002-2008 in Arizona wing. Turned 21 and senior member in 2008, but haven't been active at all since. I'm thinking of becoming a little more active now (as long as I can keep it "hobby" not a job) and came here to update myself on things that may have changed in the last couple years. I recognize a lot of names here, and I hope you are all doing well.

Welcome to CAPTalk!  :clap:
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Jamie Hurley on April 30, 2012, 03:06:22 PM
Thank you Mr Fischer. I knew a lot of good cadets from your unit when I was a cadet. I hope you are doing well up there.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sgt. Fischer on April 30, 2012, 03:42:21 PM
Thank you Mr Fischer. I knew a lot of good cadets from your unit when I was a cadet. I hope you are doing well up there.

Mr. Hurley,

We are doing very well. What squadron are you from?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Jamie Hurley on April 30, 2012, 03:50:08 PM
Mr. Hurley,

We are doing very well. What squadron are you from?

I started out at 205 in Sedona, then helped create 212 in Cottonwood back in 2005. That's where I finished my days as a cadet. Now I live in Tucson, and am interested in joining 105 on DMAFB.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sgt. Fischer on April 30, 2012, 07:33:52 PM
Mr. Hurley,

We are doing very well. What squadron are you from?

I started out at 205 in Sedona, then helped create 212 in Cottonwood back in 2005. That's where I finished my days as a cadet. Now I live in Tucson, and am interested in joining 105 on DMAFB.

Cool! I am currently in Prescott, maybe I'll see you at later wing activities!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ramjet777 on May 02, 2012, 01:49:04 PM
Roger Hunt from the TN-133 Sr. Sq. Joined the first of the year (2012). William Hartmann is a retired COL from Big Bear, CA and is a good friend of mine. He peaked my interest in CAP. I am currently awaiting a special issuance 3rd Class Medical from the FAA for Diabetes. I received my pilot's license in 1982 while serving in the U.S. Air Force at Travis AFB, CA. I received my pilots’ license on July 20th, the anniversary of the Neil Armstrong walk on the moon.

We have a very special person in our squadron. His father was one of the original Tuskugee Airman.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: capsafety on May 02, 2012, 03:05:55 PM
Welcome to CAP. You will find alot of interesting things in CAP and on CAPTalk. They are both great things to participate in.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Struts on May 06, 2012, 01:38:08 PM
Hello CAPTalk. I'm a cadet from New Hampshire Wing and have been browsing here for some time. I hold the grade of C/SSgt. Can't wait to interact with all of you on the forums.  :)
Title: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cap'n on May 06, 2012, 04:41:08 PM
Hello CAPTalk. I'm a cadet from New Hampshire Wing and have been browsing here for some time. I hold the grade of C/SSgt. Can't wait to interact with all of you on the forums.  :)

Welcome to CAPTalk, sergeant!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sgt. Fischer on May 06, 2012, 05:14:31 PM
Hello CAPTalk. I'm a cadet from New Hampshire Wing and have been browsing here for some time. I hold the grade of C/SSgt. Can't wait to interact with all of you on the forums.  :)

Hey, Sergeant! Welcome to CAPTalk!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: jimmydeanno on May 07, 2012, 12:10:17 PM
Hello CAPTalk. I'm a cadet from New Hampshire Wing and have been browsing here for some time. I hold the grade of C/SSgt. Can't wait to interact with all of you on the forums.  :)

Tango Flight, huh? You must be from the Manchester Squadron.  Good group of folks, right there.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Struts on May 07, 2012, 04:44:23 PM
No sir  :). Their ex C/CC just transferred over to us as our C/DC. We now have a new name for training flight. :D You have a lot of contact with NH Wing sir?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: jimmydeanno on May 07, 2012, 05:17:53 PM
WIWAC, I was the Cadet Commander for the NHWG encampment, and was the CDC (DCC) for NH-010 a few years back.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Struts on May 07, 2012, 05:27:33 PM
Sir do you know Captain Cote or Lt. Colonel Goupil? C/Capt Parent is our cadet commander for NH-010 now sir.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: jimmydeanno on May 07, 2012, 05:55:06 PM
Sir do you know Captain Cote or Lt. Colonel Goupil? C/Capt Parent is our cadet commander for NH-010 now sir.

Check your PMs. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Struts on May 07, 2012, 06:05:11 PM
PM sent sir.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Danger on May 12, 2012, 01:21:38 PM
Hai there (:
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sgt. Fischer on May 12, 2012, 03:07:45 PM
Hai there (:

Hi! Welcome to CapTalk!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Struts on May 12, 2012, 08:50:37 PM
Hai there (:
Hello. Cadet or senior? Interests?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Extremepredjudice on May 12, 2012, 09:35:37 PM
Hai there (:
Hello. Cadet or senior? Interests?
He said he was a cadet. C/A1C
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Danger on May 13, 2012, 11:10:50 AM
Precisely. C/A1C . Promoting as fast as I can. I'm really CAP motivated!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Aim for the Sky! on May 23, 2012, 02:25:09 PM
Hello all, I've been keeping up with these threads for quite a while, finally joined! :D Hope to see some of you around! BTW, Danger, I see you're from the 130th; whats your last name?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Eagle on May 23, 2012, 02:43:06 PM
Welcome, Sam! First or second LT?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Struts on May 23, 2012, 02:44:31 PM
Welcome sir!  :)

Edit: Realized that I quoted Eagle by mistake  ::)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Aim for the Sky! on May 23, 2012, 02:56:02 PM
Second, for the moment! ;) I didn't specify because it will soon change!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Eagle on May 23, 2012, 03:46:07 PM
Congrats! I just got my Mitchell, so it'll be a few months.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Aim for the Sky! on May 23, 2012, 07:05:13 PM
Congrats! I just got my Mitchell, so it'll be a few months.

Congrats to you then! It's a big promotion!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Fluid Ashes on May 25, 2012, 02:18:25 PM
Hello all, I'm here, I look forward to seeing all of you around. Eagle and Aim for the Sky, I also just received my Mitchell! Congrats to both of you!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Extremepredjudice on May 25, 2012, 02:30:26 PM
You have your unit listed as 'freebooter.'

Why?  ???
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Eclipse on May 25, 2012, 02:33:08 PM
He's also not a believer in Title 17?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Struts on May 25, 2012, 02:42:06 PM
Hello all, I'm here, I look forward to seeing all of you around. Eagle and Aim for the Sky, I also just received my Mitchell! Congrats to both of you!

Hey welcome to CAPTalk Sir!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Extremepredjudice on May 25, 2012, 02:44:59 PM
He's also not a believer in Title 17?
I was just wondering... He might not know freebooter means pirate (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/freebooter).

(We are talking about USC : TITLE 17 - COPYRIGHTS, right?)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Eclipse on May 25, 2012, 03:04:39 PM
Yes - the one that is supposed to be there for more then just keeping 16 from slamming into 18...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sgt. Fischer on May 25, 2012, 07:37:22 PM
Hello all, I'm here, I look forward to seeing all of you around. Eagle and Aim for the Sky, I also just received my Mitchell! Congrats to both of you!

Welcome to CAPTalk, sir! And, congrats on getting your Mitchel!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Spaceman3750 on May 26, 2012, 12:30:36 AM
You have your unit listed as 'freebooter.'

Why?  ???

Why do you?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on May 26, 2012, 12:50:33 AM
You have your unit listed as 'freebooter.'

Why?  ???

He won't be answering as he's already been suspended.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Extremepredjudice on May 26, 2012, 01:12:28 AM
10 bucks says he was that at sign guy.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: a2capt on May 26, 2012, 01:47:41 AM
I'll up the anti, $11 ... trying to throw off the trail..
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BillB on May 26, 2012, 03:32:30 AM
How do you get suspended after only one post?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on May 26, 2012, 07:48:55 AM
Precisely. C/A1C . Promoting as fast as I can. I'm really CAP motivated!

Gear down big shifter.  Promoting through the ranks is ultimately the goal of most cadets, but don't forget to sit back and enjoy the ride.  More importantly, take the time to learn your role and take in the lesson you can learn from each level.  Sure, there's a 2 month minimum between ranks, but that doesn't mean you have to rocket through the ranks.

One of the best things that happened to me and my fellow cadets 20+ years ago was when our testing officer, who had to take the testing box home (no permanent facility) got a no-notice call out to Desert Shield in 1990.  There was no access to testing for more than 6 months.  We actually had time to be CAP cadets and not worry about who was going to be the next NCO or Mitchell Cadet.  It was a blessing in disguise.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Flying Pig on May 26, 2012, 09:20:03 AM
When I first started flying, I flew with a guy at work who was over 25,000.  I made the comment that I couldnt wait until I had that many.   He made the true statement that it was getting  there that was all the fun.  At the writing of this post, he was 2 1/2 weeks left to retire after 44 years as a cop.  40 of that flying.  Said he do it all over again in a second and would enjoy every hour on the second go around even more than the first.

So like Stonewall says ,enjoy your trip up the food chain
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Callahan on May 26, 2012, 10:56:19 AM
Hello! Two of my kids have recently joined the CAP cadet program, and they are already gaining confidence and pride in themselves from the work that they're putting into it. This is a really great organization for kids!

My husband and I want to support our children's squadron by becoming senior members ourselves. We don't want to just take, but also contribute. He's an aerospace engineer, so aerospace education is obvious. Aside from that, the area in which our squadron could most use my help would be in logistics. Fortunately that's a field I'm experience with.

So, I'm here to start learning about the equipment. I have a few questions. What is needed, and what is not? Is there some sort of catalog system with item numbers that I can reference?  We have a storage room full of equipment that hasn't been touched in awhile, what is the best way to figure out the correct names (and preferably item numbers) for the stuff? Well, you get the idea.

Thanks for having this awesome forum here, I'm looking forward to digging in!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Struts on May 26, 2012, 11:17:09 AM
Hello! Two of my kids have recently joined the CAP cadet program, and they are already gaining confidence and pride in themselves from the work that they're putting into it. This is a really great organization for kids!

My husband and I want to support our children's squadron by becoming senior members ourselves. We don't want to just take, but also contribute. He's an aerospace engineer, so aerospace education is obvious. Aside from that, the area in which our squadron could most use my help would be in logistics. Fortunately that's a field I'm experience with.

So, I'm here to start learning about the equipment. I have a few questions. What is needed, and what is not? Is there some sort of catalog system with item numbers that I can reference?  We have a storage room full of equipment that hasn't been touched in awhile, what is the best way to figure out the correct names (and preferably item numbers) for the stuff? Well, you get the idea.

Thanks for having this awesome forum here, I'm looking forward to digging in!
Welcome to CAPTalk Ma'am. Hope your family enjoys themselves in CAP.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: manfredvonrichthofen on May 26, 2012, 12:46:25 PM
Mrs Callahan,

If you are interested in what you cadets will be doing, and what they need, I congratulate you. It is really nice to see parents involved in what their kids are doing. As a father of four, I can't wait for them to join, my seven year old cannot wait.

I would look at the GTM Task book (Ground Team Member).
http://www.nesa.cap.gov/curriculum_material/gsar/g&udftg.pdf (http://www.nesa.cap.gov/curriculum_material/gsar/g&udftg.pdf)
It gives a lot of info, and even has the required gear for emergency services.
That is the biggest list of equipment any CAP member needs as a cadet. But feel free to add to it as you find new things that you think would help.

The biggest thing though, is to not think that ES is all there is to CAP. There is plenty more.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Callahan on May 26, 2012, 01:40:00 PM
Thanks for this link, it has some very good information!

I'm also planning to inventory the library and AE resources.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: manfredvonrichthofen on May 26, 2012, 04:45:50 PM
Thanks for this link, it has some very good information!

I'm also planning to inventory the library and AE resources.
Also, pound around on the national member website,
Www.members.gocivilairpatrol.com (http://Www.members.gocivilairpatrol.com)
There you can find all manuals and regulations. The best part, you can even get to every leadership and aerospace manual. It is pretty cool that they have put those up now.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: The_Cashier on June 01, 2012, 01:59:39 AM
From Washington, pushing on to get into the Squadron in Marysville, or Painefield, mainly Marysville. I go to the my first meeting to get to know the squadron next thursday.

I am a frequent volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and I wish to add more to my plate and better my life.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Struts on June 01, 2012, 06:24:12 AM
From Washington, pushing on to get into the Squadron in Marysville, or Painefield, mainly Marysville. I go to the my first meeting to get to know the squadron next thursday.

I am a frequent volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and I wish to add more to my plate and better my life.

Welcome! Cadet or senior?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sgt. Fischer on June 01, 2012, 09:44:52 AM
From Washington, pushing on to get into the Squadron in Marysville, or Painefield, mainly Marysville. I go to the my first meeting to get to know the squadron next thursday.

I am a frequent volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and I wish to add more to my plate and better my life.

Welcome to CAPTalk! Um, just so I know how to address you, what is your rank?
Title: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cap'n on June 01, 2012, 01:49:04 PM
From Washington, pushing on to get into the Squadron in Marysville, or Painefield, mainly Marysville. I go to the my first meeting to get to know the squadron next thursday.

I am a frequent volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and I wish to add more to my plate and better my life.

Welcome to CAPTalk! Um, just so I know how to address you, what is your rank?

He would be a SM. It says on his profile that he is 22.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Extremepredjudice on June 01, 2012, 01:56:23 PM
Do we have to boost our post count everytime someone introduces themselves? Send them a PM
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on June 01, 2012, 01:58:22 PM
Do we have to boost our post count everytime someone introduces themselves? Send them a PM

Did you really have to post. Couldn't you just send them a pm?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Struts on June 01, 2012, 03:12:44 PM
Do we have to boost our post count everytime someone introduces themselves? Send them a PM
EP that is the whole point of this thread. And couldn't you have just PMed us like Rogue said to tell us that?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on June 01, 2012, 07:31:13 PM
Do we have to boost our post count everytime someone introduces themselves? Send them a PM

Says the guy with over 1,000 posts....  ::)

Mr. Fischer, I suggest that you back off, settle down, and grow up a bit. This isn't third grade. Same for you, EP.
Title: New to CAP Talk
Post by: X2117 on June 12, 2012, 10:07:33 PM
Evening everyone,

I just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm new to CAP talk, but not to the Civil Air Patrol. I have been a Cadet since September of 2009 and hold the grade of C/1StLt. I am the Cadet Commander of my local squadron and just got back from the GAWG 2012 Encampment last week. The only super notable events I have been to are Frostbite 2012 and Combat Controller Orientation Course 2011.

I hope to get to know a few of you on here and be able to use this resource more often.
Title: Re: New to CAP Talk
Post by: AngelWings on June 12, 2012, 10:20:31 PM
Evening everyone,

I just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm new to CAP talk, but not to the Civil Air Patrol. I have been a Cadet since September of 2009 and hold the grade of C/1StLt. I am the Cadet Commander of my local squadron and just got back from the GAWG 2012 Encampment last week. The only super notable events I have been to are Frostbite 2012 and Combat Controller Orientation Course 2011.

I hope to get to know a few of you on here and be able to use this resource more often.
Welcome to CAPTalk! There is a section made specifically for this type of topic:  http://captalk.net/index.php?topic=135.980 (http://captalk.net/index.php?topic=135.980)

Title: Re: New to CAP Talk
Post by: AngelWings on June 13, 2012, 11:41:33 AM
Evening everyone,

I just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm new to CAP talk, but not to the Civil Air Patrol. I have been a Cadet since September of 2009 and hold the grade of C/1StLt. I am the Cadet Commander of my local squadron and just got back from the GAWG 2012 Encampment last week. The only super notable events I have been to are Frostbite 2012 and Combat Controller Orientation Course 2011.

I hope to get to know a few of you on here and be able to use this resource more often.
Welcome to CAPTalk! There is a section made specifically for this type of topic:  http://captalk.net/index.php?topic=135.980 (http://captalk.net/index.php?topic=135.980)
This post was done on a different topic, just to clarify.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: X2117 on June 13, 2012, 04:50:13 PM
Oops, my bad, Thanks for switching it for me!
Title: New Member-Florida
Post by: capsmkinsey on June 15, 2012, 01:06:05 PM
Hello everyone,

I recently joined CAP in May and just now have joined this forum.  I wanted to say Hello and introduce myself.  I live in Central Florida and look forward to volunteering.  I can see that this site contains some excellent information.  The best of luck to everyone.

Sincerely,
Mark

Mark Kinsey, SM, CAP
Title: Re: New Member-Florida
Post by: lordmonar on June 15, 2012, 01:12:05 PM
Welcome to CAP and CAPTalk!
Title: Re: New Member-Florida
Post by: Private Investigator on June 16, 2012, 01:27:59 PM
Welcome aboard   :clap:
Title: Re: New Member-Florida
Post by: Stonewall on June 16, 2012, 05:35:00 PM
A fellow Floridian....welcome.
Title: Re: New Member-Florida
Post by: Sgt. Fischer on June 18, 2012, 10:26:04 PM
Hello everyone,

I recently joined CAP in May and just now have joined this forum.  I wanted to say Hello and introduce myself.  I live in Central Florida and look forward to volunteering.  I can see that this site contains some excellent information.  The best of luck to everyone.

Sincerely,
Mark

Mark Kinsey, SM, CAP

welcome to CAPTalk, sir.
Title: Re: New Member-Florida
Post by: Pylon on June 19, 2012, 09:20:31 AM
Hello everyone,

I recently joined CAP in May and just now have joined this forum.  I wanted to say Hello and introduce myself.  I live in Central Florida and look forward to volunteering.  I can see that this site contains some excellent information.  The best of luck to everyone.

Sincerely,
Mark

Mark Kinsey, SM, CAP

Welcome aboard!  I hope you find some answers to questions, good ideas, and gain some knowledge from other CAPTalk members while you're here. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Critical AOA on June 29, 2012, 03:09:49 PM
Just now joining CAP Talk although I have been in CAP as a Senior for about 2.5 years.  I was also a cadet back in the 1970s.   
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sgt. Fischer on June 29, 2012, 10:22:02 PM
Just now joining CAP Talk although I have been in CAP as a Senior for about 2.5 years.  I was also a cadet back in the 1970s.

welcome to CAPTalk! I have a cadet in my squadron named Vandergrift. I also call him "Vandy"  ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/Haughey on July 06, 2012, 11:04:47 PM
Well, guess I should say "I'm here!"

My name is McLean Haughey out of SER-FL-089, the MacDill Aviation Cadet Squadron (MACS).

I'm currently interested in ES work (UDF Trainee) and am looking into getting my MRO/CUL. Even talking with my Wing's Communication Officer :D

Litte bout me: Started attending CAP meetings in DEC 2010, but did get paperwork processed until 08MAY11, so I'm not as far as long as I could be, but I get advanced promotion rates now so It's fine.

Well, "I'm here!"
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Garibaldi on July 06, 2012, 11:07:36 PM
Yep...another "I'm Here!" post.

Cadet 1981-1986 GAWG, DeKalb County Cadet Squadron 09065.
Senior Member 1992-2000 WIWG Mitchell Composite Squadron 9 48180, TDY Milwaukee Composite Squadron 5 48061, and 12th Senior Support Squadron, 48124. 2000-2006 and 2012-present, ARWG, 115th Composite Squadron, Rogers, AR.

What a long strange trip it's been.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Garibaldi on July 06, 2012, 11:35:23 PM
Hello, I am Julie Anne or Major Sorenson (Dependant on who you are)

I have been a member of Civil Air Patrol since 1987.  I joined as a cadet at the age of 16.  You can do the math...  I am obviously a senior member now, having been a member longer than many cadets have been alive.  I am happily turning 35 in less than a week. ;)  More happily I am a mom, thus the user name.  I have 10 year old twins, 1 boy & 1 girl.  ;D

I am new to the discussion board world.  I learned of CAPtalk.net from a cadet from my area, MATT.

Hey Julie! long time no see! And it's LTC Sorenson now, I see, since this post is 7 years old.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: kurdo on July 10, 2012, 09:21:45 PM
Hello world.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on July 10, 2012, 10:05:38 PM
Hello world.

Hello and welcome.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: AlaskaRocks on July 11, 2012, 11:44:40 AM
Been lurking for a good while.. never posted...

But, I'm here now.   ;D

I decided to be active here at CAP Talk now that I'm an NCO and I've taken some responsibility in my squadron, and perhaps I can learn something from you all!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Struts on July 11, 2012, 11:48:00 AM
Hello world.

Hey welcome to CapTalk!

Been lurking for a good while.. never posted...

But, I'm here now.   ;D

I decided to be active here at CAP Talk now that I'm an NCO and I've taken some responsibility in my squadron, and perhaps I can learn something from you all!



Hey welcome to CapTalk. There are a lot of Cadet NCOs lurking here also.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sgt. Fischer on July 11, 2012, 02:55:22 PM
Been lurking for a good while.. never posted...

But, I'm here now.   ;D

I decided to be active here at CAP Talk now that I'm an NCO and I've taken some responsibility in my squadron, and perhaps I can learn something from you all!

Welcome to CAPTalk! congrats on getting NCO! I remember how happy i was when I became staff sergeant.  ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ZombieButter on July 12, 2012, 04:50:07 PM
Hi, Im a C/CMSgt and I live in TN wing.  :P
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on July 12, 2012, 05:00:14 PM
Hi, Im a C/CMSgt and I live in TN wing.  :P

Welcome Mr. Zombie  ;)

I love brains.   >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CharlieMike on July 13, 2012, 09:33:49 PM
Hello all.

C/2Lt McCoy from PA Wing here. Medic assistance is available on request. :P See technique: yell "MEDIC!"

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Eclipse on July 13, 2012, 09:36:54 PM
Hello all.

C/2Lt McCoy from PA Wing here. Medic assistance is available on request. :P See technique: yell "MEDIC!"

And then what?  The "Medic" will call 911 for us?    ::)

(Welcome to CAPTalk)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sgt. Fischer on July 13, 2012, 10:52:34 PM
Hi, Im a C/CMSgt and I live in TN wing.  :P

Hi! Welcome to CAPTalk, zombie!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Bloodsky on August 06, 2012, 01:28:48 PM
I have been lurking CAPTalk for some time now, and it seems if you were to sum it up in two words it would be Uniforms and Spelling.

Howdy from Dallas, Texas.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: MSmith95 on August 14, 2012, 02:00:34 PM
I keep hearing things about this website, so i finally decided to check it out!

woohooo! :)

I'm Madison Smith and I'm a GSAR junkie from Alabama Wing!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ColonelJack on August 14, 2012, 02:02:16 PM
I have been lurking CAPTalk for some time now, and it seems if you were to sum it up in two words it would be Uniforms and Spelling.

Howdy from Dallas, Texas.

"Uniforms and Spelling."  That's three words.... ;)

Jack
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Al Sayre on August 14, 2012, 04:36:47 PM
Don't forget grammar correction...  >:D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sgt. Fischer on August 19, 2012, 05:24:13 PM
I keep hearing things about this website, so i finally decided to check it out!

woohooo! :)

I'm Madison Smith and I'm a GSAR junkie from Alabama Wing!

welcome to CAPTalk!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: 754837 on August 20, 2012, 10:24:50 AM
Is that the dreaded diamond on Cadet Fischer's grade insignia???
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Extremepredjudice on August 20, 2012, 10:51:12 AM
Is that the dreaded diamond on Cadet Fischer's grade insignia???
WHERE IS MY PITCHFORK?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sgt. Fischer on August 20, 2012, 11:26:36 PM
Is that the dreaded diamond on Cadet Fischer's grade insignia???

Oh... I forgot.. I need to change my sig. My DCC demoted me from 1st sergeant.  :( :'(
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on August 20, 2012, 11:38:19 PM
It is not, in the strictest sense, a demotion. You've simply been relieved from a position.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Garibaldi on August 20, 2012, 11:52:15 PM
It is not, in the strictest sense, a demotion. You've simply been relieved from a position.

Here we go...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on August 21, 2012, 12:47:58 AM
What's wrong with what I said?

First sergeant is not a rank, therefore you can't be demoted from something you were never promoted to.

Being a position, you are assigned and relieved.

Simple.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Garibaldi on August 21, 2012, 08:09:40 AM
What's wrong with what I said?

First sergeant is not a rank, therefore you can't be demoted from something you were never promoted to.

Being a position, you are assigned and relieved.

Simple.

Do you not remember the great debate of two weeks ago?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on August 21, 2012, 06:12:07 PM
What's wrong with what I said?

First sergeant is not a rank, therefore you can't be demoted from something you were never promoted to.

Being a position, you are assigned and relieved.

Simple.

Do you not remember the great debate of two weeks ago?

Probably not. If I participated then, I probably said the same thing.

Edit: Reread the other post. SSDD. My comment above is still germane.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sgt. Fischer on August 22, 2012, 11:04:26 AM
Guys! It's okay! Who cares about the insignia? Besides, I'm gonna be quitting CAP soon anyway.......
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Devil Doc on August 27, 2012, 09:28:58 AM
Hello, Earthlings.

I'm Here Joined CAP Officially in July, waiting to pick up The Butter Bar. I am very active in CAP, i will be lurking around to see what sparks my interest.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on August 27, 2012, 09:39:17 AM
Welcome, Doc.  Good to have another veteran on board.
 
Where were you a HM?  I've got a good friend who is a SWCC HM.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on August 27, 2012, 10:37:42 AM
Hello, Earthlings.

I'm Here Joined CAP Officially in July, waiting to pick up The Butter Bar. I am very active in CAP, i will be lurking around to see what sparks my interest.

Hey Doc, I'm guessing from your username you were a greenside doc?  Welcome!  There's a few of us current and former devil dogs around here. You're in good company!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Devil Doc on August 27, 2012, 01:22:25 PM
Yes, I was with 3rd Battallion 4th Marines, out of the lovely place called 29 Palms, CA. I got into CAP to try to stay active, since my injury it is hard to move around, so i try to stay fit the best i can. Thank you for the welcomes, ill be glad to be part of the team.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on August 27, 2012, 01:38:07 PM
Yes, I was with 3rd Battallion 4th Marines, out of the lovely place called 29 Palms, CA. I got into CAP to try to stay active, since my injury it is hard to move around, so i try to stay fit the best i can. Thank you for the welcomes, ill be glad to be part of the team.

'Rah Doc!  Hanging out with my fellow grunts, too.  Love it.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Devil Doc on August 27, 2012, 05:16:02 PM
If anyone wants to give me any pointers to help my advancement, training, fitting in with CAP or whatever, just let me kow im all ears.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Terry W. on September 01, 2012, 07:05:17 PM
Hello,

My name is a Terry and I am a member of the KS Wing Junction City Composite Squadron. I was a Cadet and rejoined as a Senior Member while stationed at Fort Campbell, KY. I have belonged to NC and GA wings as well. Unfortunately I am on a DOD directed break from CAP as I am at the lovely Sandals resort here in Afghanistan and thought I would join the site to stay in the loop.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Devil Doc on September 01, 2012, 10:10:00 PM
Sandles Resort in Afghanistan, awesomre place!!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: umpirecali on September 04, 2012, 12:29:22 AM
Hello all. I've been lurking on this forum a little while. I am new SM so I don't know what I don't know yet.  I am excited to get my feet in he air soon!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cool Mace on September 04, 2012, 10:19:33 AM
Hello all. I've been lurking on this forum a little while. I am new SM so I don't know what I don't know yet.  I am excited to get my feet in he air soon!

Welcome to the "Dark Side" of CAP! This is a great/bad place to ask questions. One thing to remember, the search will be your friend for finding answers first. If you can't find it, then start a new thread.

Happy trails!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on September 04, 2012, 10:41:52 AM
Hello,

My name is a Terry and I am a member of the KS Wing Junction City Composite Squadron. I was a Cadet and rejoined as a Senior Member while stationed at Fort Campbell, KY. I have belonged to NC and GA wings as well. Unfortunately I am on a DOD directed break from CAP as I am at the lovely Sandals resort here in Afghanistan and thought I would join the site to stay in the loop.

Welcome Terry!  I hear the ClubMed there is nicer.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BFreemanMA on September 10, 2012, 10:07:45 PM
New Senior Member recruit, checking in here!
SM Freeman from the Westover Composite Squadron, NER-MA-015
Will have my summary conversation tomorrow at our meeting for Level I. From there, I look to gain ratings in both AE and ES in Level II. No prior CAP or military experience, although I'm glad to serve my state and country as a civilian through CAP!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on September 11, 2012, 09:16:11 AM
New Senior Member recruit, checking in here!
SM Freeman from the Westover Composite Squadron, NER-MA-015
Will have my summary conversation tomorrow at our meeting for Level I. From there, I look to gain ratings in both AE and ES in Level II. No prior CAP or military experience, although I'm glad to serve my state and country as a civilian through CAP!

Welcome to a fellow Massho... err, Massachusettsian. ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BFreemanMA on September 11, 2012, 10:59:45 PM
Haha, thank you. Good to be here! Time to learn!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: AngelWings on September 12, 2012, 05:14:14 PM
Haha, thank you. Good to be here! Time to learn!
Yet another Taxachusetts CAP member. Welcome to CAP and MAWG!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Sgt. Fischer on September 13, 2012, 10:29:07 PM
Haha, thank you. Good to be here! Time to learn!

Welcome to CAPTalk, Sir!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: docbiochem33 on September 14, 2012, 01:26:21 AM
Yes, I was with 3rd Battallion 4th Marines, out of the lovely place called 29 Palms, CA. I got into CAP to try to stay active, since my injury it is hard to move around, so i try to stay fit the best i can. Thank you for the welcomes, ill be glad to be part of the team.

I was 1st BN, 24 Marines, 4th Marine Div. as an HN.  I was regular Army and was out 7 years when I got back in.  They put me with a Marine unit because I had been in Infantry, Cav, and hospital units before.  I had to transfer to a hospital unit for a short time since it was a reserve gig and was so busy trying to find a job after college.  I did this because I drove for about 1.5 hours and didn't remember a thing.  I just remember waking up getting ready to make a turn onto a ramp from I-94 to I-75 near Ann Arbor.  This was about the second time I didn't remember a drive home, but that one scared me enough that I had to ask for the transfer because I was scared next drill would be the last.

I ended getting out a few months later due to medical problems.  I miss it sometimes, but I miss the Cav the most because Armor is fun and it is better to ride than to walk everywhere.  Well, it is better until you realize that the big red cross on the side of your vehicle is a great place for the DAT's to bore sight their M1'S and the enemy to use as an aiming point. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Simplex on September 16, 2012, 03:45:05 PM
Glad to be on board.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Jon Knapp on September 24, 2012, 07:12:37 PM
I am here, C/1st Lt Jonathan Knapp, of the South Charlotte Cadet Squadron.  I have attended 4 encampments, three of them in SCWG and one of them in NCWG.  I have attended Hawk Mountain Ranger School Advanced Course 2011, along with many weekend activities.  I am currently the Cadet Deputy Commander of my home unit.  This winter I hope to attend Civic Leadership Academy
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cool Mace on September 25, 2012, 01:19:32 PM
I am here, C/1st Lt Jonathan Knapp, of the South Charlotte Cadet Squadron.  I have attended 4 encampments, three of them in SCWG and one of them in NCWG.  I have attended Hawk Mountain Ranger School Advanced Course 2011, along with many weekend activities.  I am currently the Cadet Deputy Commander of my home unit.  This winter I hope to attend Civic Leadership Academy

Welcome to the wonderful world of CAPTalk!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: dadunkindude on October 03, 2012, 10:28:51 PM
Hello everyone! Finally getting back into the CAP world as a SM after being involved as a cadet. I'm looking forward to working with you all and soliciting assistance as I build the squadron I command back up. It's been badly neglected and I'm the only SM at the moment... I used to post on cadetstuff from time to time though I noticed that site has undergone a massive makeover.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Extremepredjudice on October 03, 2012, 11:11:15 PM
Congratulations on graduating from the AFA!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: dadunkindude on October 04, 2012, 02:13:26 PM
Congratulations on graduating from the AFA!

Thanks Extreme!  ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Gunner C on October 12, 2012, 05:25:54 PM
This is actually "I'm back."  I haven't been on here in about two years.  Good to see that there're still some familiar names here.

-Gunner
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on October 12, 2012, 10:27:33 PM
Welcome Back Gunner! I think I remember seeing your name before.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on October 25, 2012, 01:53:28 PM
This is actually "I'm back."  I haven't been on here in about two years.  Good to see that there're still some familiar names here.

-Gunner

Welcome back.

Missed seeing you around.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on October 25, 2012, 10:31:07 PM
Welcome back Gunner. Missed you around here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: katie_incredible on November 15, 2012, 02:25:43 AM
Here I am! Thanks for your help getting registered, Mike!!! :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cool Mace on November 15, 2012, 11:06:42 AM
Here I am! Thanks for your help getting registered, Mike!!! :)

Welcome, Katie. Enjoy the threads. This is a fun place to lurk... ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SedyandIknowit on November 27, 2012, 01:29:41 AM
Ah, I heard so much about CAP Talk but never got on it 'till now. =D (Been in for 3 years now)

Hi.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CavScout on November 27, 2012, 08:56:58 PM
I'm here!

I've been a SM for a while now, but mostly drawing off my years as a cadet. I'm the ES Training Officer at my unit and hoping to get some new ideas and info here. I love forums in general since there is so much knowledge to draw from and great people with new ideas.

Hello.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: docsteve on December 02, 2012, 04:00:40 PM
Hi All,

I'm a former cadet and senior, both Capt, from NYW in the 1970s-80s.  I was a wing check pilot, and 38 years after getting my CFI I'm still a CFI, but these days flying is just a hobby and not a profession.  After spending years in CAP I enjoy reading about the organization and seeing how similar things still are.

Steve


Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on December 02, 2012, 04:31:03 PM
Welcome.
Enjoy your time here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: DennisH on December 03, 2012, 01:34:55 PM
Greetings to all
 I am new to CAP after serving 35 years in the Army AD/RC. I am curently an SM in my sons Squadron and looking forward to working with the Squadron and adjusting to the differences.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on December 03, 2012, 01:43:04 PM
Welcome aboard, Dennis.  Love the quote in your signature from the 1SG!   ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: DennisH on December 03, 2012, 04:56:45 PM
Welcome aboard, Dennis.  Love the quote in your signature from the 1SG!   ;D

Thanks, it helps that I have lived it :) Looking forward to working with the highly motivated Cadets I have been seeing in my new Squadron.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on December 03, 2012, 07:08:52 PM
Thanks, it helps that I have lived it :)


You mean, you've experienced being a PFC, Third Award?   ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: DennisH on December 03, 2012, 08:14:32 PM
If you mean the version of PFC that has nothing to do with rank then yes Sir  ;). I come from a time when you road the rank roller coaster  to learn from your mistakes. :)
Title: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: DemonOps on December 04, 2012, 01:51:08 AM
Hello, I joined CAP in 1974 after visiting the Air Force museum and watching in wonder two groups of kids.  One group, the jafrotc, and another group, a cap unit.  Guess which group had sloppy uniforms, long hair, and messing around?  I was drawn to the squared away group.  I was a Boy Scout but was impressed with what I saw.  It took me 2 months to find a local cap unit.  Found 'em in the white pages under us government.

My name is David D'Arcy who was recently appointed personnel officer for West Michigan Group 703.  I'd love to hear from anyone from the old Cherry Hill Cadet Squadron, 20183...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Texas Raiders on December 06, 2012, 03:16:17 PM
Hello to all!  My name is Randy Patterson and I am originally from southeast Texas.  I joined CAP in 1994 at the age of 14 and became a member of the Mid-County Composite Squadron in Nederland, Texas.  The Mid-County was later renamed the 273rd in honor of the 273rd Electronics Installation Squadron of the ANG, whose facilities we operated out of.  The 273rd was a very active CAP unit and was known for its ground teams.  Sadly, the 273rd is no longer a composite squadron.  It is now known as the Spindletop Cadet Squadron.  Anyway, in 1998, I enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and as a result became a senior member.  I served for two more years as a senior until I was transferred to the USCG Academy at New London, CT.  I became inactive at that point and never renewed.  After 12 years of military service and a career change (career firefighter/ EMT-B), I have decided to rejoin CAP and carry on.  I will be serving the 399th Comp. Squadron of Danbury, CT. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on December 06, 2012, 03:59:14 PM
Thank you for your Service, and welcome to CapTalk, and welcome back to CAP from an ex army engineer.

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: FDLT19 on December 09, 2012, 05:17:41 PM
Ok,

So, after a lengthy hiatus from the CAP, i.e. started a family, career, etc, I am in the unique position to join again as my son is rapidly approaching the age where he is quizzing dad about it.  This goes without saying, as most of my closest friends were both cadets and senior members with me, and this fact that this organization had a profound impact on me both personally and professionally.

I am here to feel the tempo, and see the changes, as I have about three years lead time before he turns twelve and need to spin back up to speed it this is something I do with him, or decide to let him make his own way. 

Comments are welcome

-J
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: jimmydeanno on December 10, 2012, 12:06:20 AM
Ok,

So, after a lengthy hiatus from the CAP, i.e. started a family, career, etc, I am in the unique position to join again as my son is rapidly approaching the age where he is quizzing dad about it.  This goes without saying, as most of my closest friends were both cadets and senior members with me, and this fact that this organization had a profound impact on me both personally and professionally.

I am here to feel the tempo, and see the changes, as I have about three years lead time before he turns twelve and need to spin back up to speed it this is something I do with him, or decide to let him make his own way. 

Comments are welcome

-J

Have you ever wanted to be a squadron commander? 

I keed, I keed.

Welcome back!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Elihu.Lowery on December 15, 2012, 01:56:29 AM
Hello everyone,
As you can guess by my user name my name is Elihu Lowery, I have just been Honorably discharged from the Air Force after 9.1 years as a Security Forces member and am a OEF veteran. I joined CAP back in July 1993 as a Flight Officer but I have not been active for several years (but I did maintain my membership) and have just started to attend unit meetings again with the intent to become active once again. But, one of the things I have found to be interesting about CAP is how I can be hard core for several years become inactive for a few years then return to my unit to find that I do not know anyone there. Oh, well there is something to be said about a fresh start and all I can say is "It's good to be back".
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on December 15, 2012, 02:02:07 AM
Hello everyone,
As you can guess by my user name my name is Elihu Lowery, I have just been Honorably discharged from the Air Force after 9.1 years as a Security Forces member and am a OEF veteran. I joined CAP back in July 1993 as a Flight Officer but I have not been active for several years (but I did maintain my membership) and have just started to attend unit meetings again with the intent to become active once again. But, one of the things I have found to be interesting about CAP is how I can be hard core for several years become inactive for a few years then return to my unit to find that I do not know anyone there. Oh, well there is something to be said about a fresh start and all I can say is "It's good to be back".

That's exactly how you should do it. Go in, get a feel for the unit, and see where you'll fit in. Hard core will come later, and might not be as big a deal as it was when you left.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Paul_AK on December 15, 2012, 04:45:30 AM
Hello everyone,
 
My name is Paul and currently I'm a SSgt in the USAF as a Security Forces member. I joined the Kenai Composite Squadron back home in Alaska in 1999 as a cadet and made it up to Earhart before my enlistment. Afterwards I upgraded to Senior member and achieved the rank of 1Lt in the Montana Wing. Unfortunately my job there precluded me from taking a very active role despite holding various positions such as Emergency Services Officer for the Malmstrom Squadron and Recruiting and Retention Officer (if only for a short time before deployment) for the Wing.

Currently my membership is lapsed due to being stationed at a location where there is absolutely no CAP presence (NAS Sigonella in Sicily), the closest unit is Ramstein. I intend to renew in the near future and hopefully find a way to complete my ESO specialty track and take it from there. I look forward to getting to know everyone and seeing qhat everyone has to say!

Paul M.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: mhammack on December 27, 2012, 11:09:20 PM
Hello all,

My name is Mark and I've been in CAP about six months.  After visiting a couple of squadrons, I wound up in Nighthawk Composite Squadron in Denton, TX.  Unlike some, the closest I ever came to the military was the test (USAFA, AF ROTC, AGOQT), but wound up in the private sector.  After earning my pilot's license, I looked for ways to use it for the common good.  For whatever reason, CAP never occurred to me, then one day, I started looking into it.  So far it has been a great fit and I am glad I joined.  My only regret is not having done so years ago.

See you around

1st Lt L. Mark Hammack  SWR-TX-413
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: a2capt on December 28, 2012, 12:13:16 AM
The Home of Happiness!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Garibaldi on December 28, 2012, 12:43:10 AM
 >:D
The Home of Happiness!

I thought that was Denton, OH? Either way say hi to Dr. Scott for me...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cadet Basic Castillo on January 01, 2013, 01:41:40 AM
Hello, I am a fairly new recruit I just joined a few minutes ago. I am Cadet Castillo, I have gone to 2 CAP meetings so far and I hope to attend more. I love being in CAP it has taught me a lot! So yeah, want to know anything just ask. I am from the Utah Wing, I am part of the Thunderbird Composite Squadron.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: dwb on January 02, 2013, 09:43:31 PM
Hi everyone! I'm user #16 on CAP Talk, but it's been so long since I've posted I thought I might re-introduce myself.

I'm Dan Brodsky. Currently the Director of Cadet Programs for Virginia Wing. Former Group Commander, Squadron Commander, Assistant IG, and a bunch of other things, all as a member of New York Wing. I moved to Virginia last year and DCP is my first assignment here (nothing like jumping in with both feet!) I was an Eaker cadet and have been in CAP for over 20 years.

Can't promise I'll post often, but here I am and it's nice to see this board still thriving after all these years. Cheers!
Title: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cap'n on January 02, 2013, 10:03:24 PM
Hello, I am a fairly new recruit I just joined a few minutes ago. I am Cadet Castillo, I have gone to 2 CAP meetings so far and I hope to attend more. I love being in CAP it has taught me a lot! So yeah, want to know anything just ask. I am from the Utah Wing, I am part of the Thunderbird Composite Squadron.

Welcome to Civil Air Patrol, and CAPTalk! Feel free to PM me with any questions you have about the program, and I'd be happy to answer them.

C/SMSgt
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on January 02, 2013, 11:37:33 PM
Hi everyone! I'm user #16 on CAP Talk, but it's been so long since I've posted I thought I might re-introduce myself.

I'm Dan Brodsky. Currently the Director of Cadet Programs for Virginia Wing.

Are you the former Blackhawk pilot?

 >:D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on January 03, 2013, 03:53:09 AM
OOH!

Harsh!  ;)
Title: Re: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: dwb on January 03, 2013, 08:17:19 AM
Are you the former Blackhawk pilot?

 >:D
You may be thinking of someone else. ;-)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Simplex on January 03, 2013, 09:26:10 PM
Hello everyone,
As you can guess by my user name my name is Elihu Lowery, I have just been Honorably discharged from the Air Force after 9.1 years as a Security Forces member and am a OEF veteran. I joined CAP back in July 1993 as a Flight Officer but I have not been active for several years (but I did maintain my membership) and have just started to attend unit meetings again with the intent to become active once again. But, one of the things I have found to be interesting about CAP is how I can be hard core for several years become inactive for a few years then return to my unit to find that I do not know anyone there. Oh, well there is something to be said about a fresh start and all I can say is "It's good to be back".

Thank you for your service and Welcome Back.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: celticwolf on January 05, 2013, 09:43:02 PM
Okay, just thought I'd note there's yet another member here. :) Was a cadet back in the late 80's/early 90's, rejoined in Wyoming Wing back in '10, now in Eugene and wearing a whole bunch of hats both at squadron and wing. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and I look forward to talking with you all.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Treadhead on January 28, 2013, 03:10:46 PM
Hello all

My name is Walt Lott.  It's been almost 27 years since I last wore a CAP uniform, and reading the posts on this forum takes me way back...

I started as a cadet back in 1975 (that was when we still wore stripes on the sleeves) -- I stayed on for about a year and dropped out because of school.  I came back in as an SM at the age of 18.  Back then, we didn't have the FO grades for under 21'ers.  Instead we had Warrant Officer grades.

Later on, I graduated from Army ROTC as a 2LT, and held the same grade in CAP.  I remained in CAP for another 7 years, and left the organization when I became employed full time.

Since, I retired from the Army Reserve after 24 years (spent time in the National Guard and active for a period as well).   Recently I joined the CSMR (California State Military Reserve) which is California's State Defense Force.

About CAP -- my time in Civil Air Patrol taught me a lot about military life.  Not just about C&C, but about honor, dedication, committment and loyalty.  Valuable life lessons.   I'd say without a doubt that CAP had a lot to do with who I am today.   (I'm hoping that's a good thing  ;D)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on January 28, 2013, 03:13:36 PM
About CAP -- my time in Civil Air Patrol taught me a lot about military life.  Not just about C&C, but about honor, dedication, committment and loyalty.  Valuable life lessons.   I'd say without a doubt that CAP had a lot to do with who I am today.   (I'm hoping that's a good thing  ;D)

Good to have you back on board. 

I agree with everything in your last paragraph.  CAP absolutely forged my future in more ways than one.  Not just as a cadet, but in my younger senior member years too.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: jimjetjock on February 05, 2013, 10:55:43 PM
Greetings and Salutations:

I'm a retired USAF Fighter Pilot in San Marcos CA with a PA-140 that might as well be retired as well -- since I don't fly it much. I was a CAP Cadet 55 years ago, and really profited by the experience. I'm eager to get started and am shopping around for a flying club.

Check Six
Jim Thomes
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on February 05, 2013, 11:41:33 PM
Thank you for your service, and welcome to CapTalk.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Marky Mark on February 13, 2013, 03:45:33 AM
Hullo. My name is Marky Mark...and I'm a CAPaholic...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on February 13, 2013, 09:37:35 AM
Hullo. My name is Marky Mark...and I'm a CAPaholic...

No you're not.  You're Airman de Ruiter.  Thanks for playing, though.  You can find another board to troll.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on February 13, 2013, 10:56:36 AM
Ouch.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: The Infamous Meerkat on February 13, 2013, 11:05:58 AM
Helloooooo!

I've been lurking for a while, figured I better make a profile so I can ask questions, make erroneous statements, Counter assault local terrorists like De Ruiter, and so forth.  >:D

I just got out of the Marine Corps as a Corporal. I worked on Aviation Comm/Nav/SecureComm equipment and did a tour in Afghanistan. Had a good time  8). I rejoined CAP at the end of my enlistment, just made 2LT recently and am working on all my Radio Certs so I can turn on the dusty old radio in the back room of our squadron building.

With my history known, let my reign of terror commence.  >:D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: a2capt on February 13, 2013, 02:14:59 PM
Gonna make a return trip to building 226 this June? :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: The Infamous Meerkat on February 13, 2013, 08:38:05 PM
Nahhhh. . . I'm a poor college student nowadays. . .  :-\
Who be you?  :D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: J2H on February 13, 2013, 11:23:03 PM
Hello. My name is Jeffrey. I am a Security Officer at Maryland Masonic Homes in Cockeysville.  I am joining a squadron in Harford County.  I served 9 years on active duty with the Air Force Security Forces.  Looking to do a track as Emergency Services officer.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on February 13, 2013, 11:25:32 PM
Welcome, Defender.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: J2H on February 14, 2013, 06:19:36 PM
Thank you very much!!
Title: Introducing Myself. :)
Post by: capgirl on February 17, 2013, 10:35:13 PM
Hello!

    I'm new to the Civil Air Patrol. I was originally interested in aerial photography, so I thought the Civil Air Patrol might be a good fit. I've been a member of GA 157 for one week  ;D, and I am enjoying it.

     I had also taken an interest in joining because I was under the impression that you could learn web designing (at least the little pamphlet said you could). Is there anything that can be learned at the CAP concerning web design?

     Also, I was wondering. I've registered with E-services and I've been completing the electives. Is there any kind of reward/ribbon for doing that? :)

     Thank you!!!!!!
Title: Re: Introducing Myself. :)
Post by: Nor'easter on February 17, 2013, 10:49:20 PM
Hello!

    I'm new to the Civil Air Patrol. I was originally interested in aerial photography, so I thought the Civil Air Patrol might be a good fit. I've been a member of GA 157 for one week  ;D, and I am enjoying it.

     I had also taken an interest in joining because I was under the impression that you could learn web designing (at least the little pamphlet said you could). Is there anything that can be learned at the CAP concerning web design?

     Also, I was wondering. I've registered with E-services and I've been completing the electives. Is there any kind of reward/ribbon for doing that? :)

     Thank you!!!!!!

Welcome to CAP!

Most basic requirement to become part of an aircrew and work towards Airborne Photographer or Mission Scanner is the age requirement of 18. So if you're a cadet, you'll most likely have to wait some time.

As for webpage design, CAP isn't really a great place to come searching for that. The majority of squadrons have IT's and Public Affairs personnel or other Senior Members who have expertise in the field, so you'll have to find out at your squadron if there's any opportunity to learn some web design or assist the Senior Member in the field.

Lastly, no ribbons for going through all the initial tests. But don't worry; the ribbons will come fast and furious once you start promoting and get more involved.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on February 17, 2013, 10:52:36 PM
What pamphlet talked about learning web design?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: cantthinkof1 on February 17, 2013, 10:58:10 PM
Hello, I'm here, officially.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: capgirl on February 17, 2013, 11:23:10 PM
@ JerseyCadet - Thank you for answering my questions. :)

@ usafaux2004 - It really wasn't a "pamphlet", seeing as how it was just one piece of about 4 by 11 inch cardstock that had a brief description about what the CAP had to offer. :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: J2H on February 19, 2013, 10:55:28 AM
I attended my first meeting again since the early 90s.  Went well I think!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BHartman007 on February 19, 2013, 11:29:37 PM
Hello all!
I've been reading the forums for a little while, and decided I might as well join in.

My name is Brandon, and I'm currently in the "attend 4 meetings before you can apply to join" phase of application to the Ellington Composite Squadron in Houston, TX. I'm a couple of months away from finishing the private pilot's license I started almost seven years ago. All I can really offer CAP is an unbridled passion for aviation and a willingness to jump in and help out, but I suppose you have to start somewhere.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: J2H on February 20, 2013, 11:37:09 AM
Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Introducing Myself. :)
Post by: Storm Chaser on February 28, 2013, 01:32:31 PM
Also, I was wondering. I've registered with E-services and I've been completing the electives. Is there any kind of reward/ribbon for doing that? :)

Welcome! You will earn your Membership ribbon by completing Level I. If you like aviation and space, you can also earn the Yeager Award ribbon by taking and passing the 100-question online aerospace test.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: miss.aviator.girl on February 28, 2013, 06:13:34 PM
Hi. I'm new to CAP and I just promoted to C/Amn. I'm so glad I joined! So much great stuff has happened!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Storm Chaser on February 28, 2013, 06:33:14 PM
Hi. I'm new to CAP and I just promoted to C/Amn. I'm so glad I joined! So much great stuff has happened!

Welcome! The adventure is just beginning. Just remember that you get from CAP what you put into CAP. Have fun!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: rugger1869 on March 19, 2013, 07:48:31 AM
I'm sorta new here. I have been lurking for over a year. I was a cadet many moons ago and made some great friends. I have always loved aviation and wanted to re-engaged. So... I finally got everything in and am now a SM as of the 5th of March. I am excited to be here and look forward to learning as much as possible about this great organization we belong to.

Rob
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Storm Chaser on March 19, 2013, 07:50:50 AM
Rob, it's good to have you back!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: rugger1869 on March 20, 2013, 05:23:56 PM
Cheers!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Violan on March 20, 2013, 09:28:15 PM
I joined CAP as a cadet a little over a year ago, and am VERY pleased with the program. I just recently discovered CAP Talk and am very glad I did, as it has been extremely helpful.  :) Thanks, guys!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: WithHonor on March 21, 2013, 07:04:07 AM
Well, I've decided to finally join this CAP community! I'll admit that I've heard negative things about this site from some members, but I have gleaned valuable information from posts throughout the years, and I believe that respect given equals respect received. Anyway, with that said, it's good to be here!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Garibaldi on March 27, 2013, 02:31:15 PM
Well, I've decided to finally join this CAP community! I'll admit that I've heard negative things about this site from some members, but I have gleaned valuable information from posts throughout the years, and I believe that respect given equals respect received. Anyway, with that said, it's good to be here!

An internet forum, by its very nature, is an unpredictable beast. While there is a lot of BS floating around, we tend to correct what we can find, but when a thread gets resurrected from eleventy years ago, it's hard to squash all of it. We all have our personalities, and while I personally haven't ticked anyone off (as far as I know), people do tend to get...passionate about CAP and what they believe and will fight to the death (either of the thread or their reputation) their right to stand behind it. Some are more vociferous than others, be it because they are actually right or because of their "that's the way it's always been done" mentality. And some are on the fence, like me.

Welcome to CAPTalk.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on March 27, 2013, 05:37:08 PM
Well, I've decided to finally join this CAP community! I'll admit that I've heard negative things about this site from some members, but I have gleaned valuable information from posts throughout the years, and I believe that respect given equals respect received. Anyway, with that said, it's good to be here!

If there is a group that has been around for any length of time with, such a very varied group of personality, somebody will have negative experience (normally if they have a serious lack of respect or professionalism.)

Welcome aboard.  :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Murphy on April 02, 2013, 03:16:23 AM
Greetings, one and all.  I am a long time lurker/never poster.  I have seen a few posts in past few years that made me almost cross the boundary but I think I have finally reached my limit so here is my intro:  CAP Cadet 1986-1992, C/LTC GA Mtn. Comp. Sqdn. (the first, and only, to complete the Cadet Program sans Spaatz), Jasper, GA (GA 091115); SER-TN-192 & SER-TN-017 2009-present.  CAP has changed a great deal since 1986.  Some good.  Some bad.  I also served in the U.S. Army 1993-1998.  What I hope to offer to the board is a well-rounded view of our organization as it exists at present.  I have become extensively involved in CAP GSAR since I have returned to CAP even though I am a member of a senior squadron, so I think I can contribute both air and ground perspectives to conversations on this site. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: FlyTiger77 on April 02, 2013, 06:12:17 AM
Greetings, one and all.  I am a long time lurker/never poster.  I have seen a few posts in past few years that made me almost cross the boundary but I think I have finally reached my limit so here is my intro:  CAP Cadet 1986-1992, C/LTC GA Mtn. Comp. Sqdn. (the first, and only, to complete the Cadet Program sans Spaatz), Jasper, GA (GA 091115); SER-TN-192 & SER-TN-017 2009-present.  CAP has changed a great deal since 1986.  Some good.  Some bad.  I also served in the U.S. Army 1993-1998.  What I hope to offer to the board is a well-rounded view of our organization as it exists at present.  I have become extensively involved in CAP GSAR since I have returned to CAP even though I am a member of a senior squadron, so I think I can contribute both air and ground perspectives to conversations on this site.

Hey, I know you!

Welcome.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: PJSabo on April 04, 2013, 10:03:24 PM
Greetings. My name is PJSabo. I've also been noted as a "lurker".  According to the records, I join in Nov. 2012 on this forum & I forgot about it and therefore never got around to do anything with it.  I guess it was because I started working for the Salvation Army as a Bell Ringer & it took my time away since I worked everyday and for 8-10 hrs. 

I'm actually new to this but not totally new to the CAP. Like most of the people I've seen on here, I was a member back in the 70's, in the Massena, NY Squadron, which is about 75-80 miles N of Syracuse NY. Unfortuantely, it disbanded around 1973, maybe 1975.  I'd really like to become a member once again but I'm not able to due to legal matters from 1992. I'm not proud of the circumstances that took place. It has caused me grief because there are so many activities I can't become involved in or places I've wanted to go. I can't change the past, but I can honestly say that I'm a much better person today. I won't go into details about it but I'm just going to say that I messed my life up.
If there is anyone that might have a positive note/idea about what could be done so I would eb able to become a member again, I'd appreciate it.

This is my first post & I hope that I haven't gone overboard with it.

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on April 04, 2013, 10:33:28 PM
Hello Peter. I'm sure there are a few folks here who may have good advice. Depending on what the issue was, a waiver may be a possibility.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Eclipse on April 04, 2013, 10:39:55 PM
Greetings. My name is PJSabo. I've also been noted as a "lurker".  According to the records, I join in Nov. 2012 on this forum & I forgot about it and therefore never got around to do anything with it.  I guess it was because I started working for the Salvation Army as a Bell Ringer & it took my time away since I worked everyday and for 8-10 hrs. 

I'm actually new to this but not totally new to the CAP. Like most of the people I've seen on here, I was a member back in the 70's, in the Massena, NY Squadron, which is about 75-80 miles N of Syracuse NY. Unfortuantely, it disbanded around 1973, maybe 1975.  I'd really like to become a member once again but I'm not able to due to legal matters from 1992. I'm not proud of the circumstances that took place. It has caused me grief because there are so many activities I can't become involved in or places I've wanted to go. I can't change the past, but I can honestly say that I'm a much better person today. I won't go into details about it but I'm just going to say that I messed my life up.
If there is anyone that might have a positive note/idea about what could be done so I would eb able to become a member again, I'd appreciate it.

This is my first post & I hope that I haven't gone overboard with it.

You will need to find a Unit Commander who is willing to sponsor and champion your membership, with whom you'll need to be fairly open and honest about
the issues potentially blocking your membership, and then from there the issue will need to be addressed with the Wing CC of the state you're in and
NHQ will be the ultimate arbiter of your membership.

But it all starts at a unit.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Shooter on April 05, 2013, 05:38:10 PM
Greetings. I'm Dan Schoessler, I've been a member of CAP for 10 years and am currently the DCC at Texas Wing's Ellington Composite Squadron near Houston, TX. For those of you who are CAP Historians, can you confirm that Ellington was at one point the location of National Headquarters for CAP? It appears to be so based on the scan of the letter of approval that Gen. Spaatz wrote authorizing the award in his name.

I've held the nickname "Shooter" ever since my first year of CAP, during which Col. Dave Winters (former Ohio Wing Commander) gave me the nickname citing that it was easier to pronounce than my surname. It stuck.

I joined the cadet program shortly before my 16th birthday and remained an active cadet all to way to my 21st birthday, earning Spaatz #1693 shortly before becoming a senior member (I had enough time for only one try at the Spaatz, so I made it count). I worked for NetJets, Inc for five years before I married Spaatz #1646 and 2009 national cadet of the year, Kate Whitacre. We moved to Houston Texas where I began employment as a IT business analyst with a global FBO network. I have since traveled to Bermuda and Brazil for work projects. Kate began working in Mission Control as a flight controller at NASA Johnson Space Center. We are happily situated about three miles away from JSC in Seabrook, Texas.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BillB on April 05, 2013, 06:31:19 PM
NHQ moved from Bolling AFB to Ellington AFB to Maxwell AFB
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on April 05, 2013, 06:31:56 PM
Ellington was the location of NHQ when I joined in 1964.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Shooter on April 09, 2013, 01:50:38 PM
Thanks gentlemen.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stonewall on April 09, 2013, 02:08:53 PM
Col. Dave Winters (former Ohio Wing Commander)

Old Dave Winters.  I knew him as an Air Force Captain (CAP Major) back in DC Wing when he was the DCP.  We got along well, and I have a story that I only tell when cadets aren't around  >:D
Title: Re: official &quot;I'm here!&quot; thread.
Post by: Bill Posey on April 09, 2013, 02:27:42 PM
Ellington good memory's ,I was an member from 1982-84 and then again in 1991-94 both as a senior at the time the building was also Group 13 Headquarters and we all well remember when it was National Headquarters there should still be a place marker there on that.


Bill
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on April 10, 2013, 11:11:27 AM
Everybody Welcome.

I do think that this post makes this thread, the longest one.  8)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: scare on April 15, 2013, 11:50:08 PM
I suppose, I'm here!?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ARandomCadet on May 17, 2013, 07:33:00 PM
Hey I'm C/AB Rainey from SWR-TX-430, Group II, Texas Wing
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: FlyTiger77 on May 18, 2013, 10:12:21 AM
Hey I'm C/AB Rainey from SWR-TX-430, Group II, Texas Wing

Welcome to CAP and CAP Talk.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Stearmann4 on July 05, 2013, 04:29:28 AM
Trying to mix airplanes and some personal stuff. The first is the typical "hero shot" in the Stearman, the second is a very proud moment after unstrapping from taking Harold Imler, Nomandy Beach vet for a 30 minute flight. Harold crossed Omaha Beach in the 6th wave with the 86th ID. Nevermind, I would've posted the pics if I was able to attach em'.

Mike-
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ARandomCadet on July 05, 2013, 02:08:21 PM
Trying to mix airplanes and some personal stuff. The first is the typical "hero shot" in the Stearman, the second is a very proud moment after unstrapping from taking Harold Imler, Nomandy Beach vet for a 30 minute flight. Harold crossed Omaha Beach in the 6th wave with the 86th ID. Nevermind, I would've posted the pics if I was able to attach em'.

Mike-
Welcome to CAPTalk! You can post pictures on here, you just need to host them on another website such as imageshack. Also you will have to copy the URL that the website gives you to share images, And put it in between the quote thingys that are put in the text when you click on a BBCode button, in this case the picture frame that is the first on the second row. Once again, welcome to CAPTalk!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: FlyTiger77 on July 05, 2013, 09:33:24 PM
Trying to mix airplanes and some personal stuff. The first is the typical "hero shot" in the Stearman, the second is a very proud moment after unstrapping from taking Harold Imler, Nomandy Beach vet for a 30 minute flight. Harold crossed Omaha Beach in the 6th wave with the 86th ID. Nevermind, I would've posted the pics if I was able to attach em'.

Mike-

Mike, I think you might know my son. I seem to recall him mentioning your name. I would ask him but he is currently preoccupied with Beast Barracks at West Point.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BHartman007 on July 10, 2013, 06:49:21 PM
Greetings. I'm Dan Schoessler, I've been a member of CAP for 10 years and am currently the DCC at Texas Wing's Ellington Composite Squadron near Houston, TX. For those of you who are CAP Historians, can you confirm that Ellington was at one point the location of National Headquarters for CAP? It appears to be so based on the scan of the letter of approval that Gen. Spaatz wrote authorizing the award in his name.

I've held the nickname "Shooter" ever since my first year of CAP, during which Col. Dave Winters (former Ohio Wing Commander) gave me the nickname citing that it was easier to pronounce than my surname. It stuck.

I joined the cadet program shortly before my 16th birthday and remained an active cadet all to way to my 21st birthday, earning Spaatz #1693 shortly before becoming a senior member (I had enough time for only one try at the Spaatz, so I made it count). I worked for NetJets, Inc for five years before I married Spaatz #1646 and 2009 national cadet of the year, Kate Whitacre. We moved to Houston Texas where I began employment as a IT business analyst with a global FBO network. I have since traveled to Bermuda and Brazil for work projects. Kate began working in Mission Control as a flight controller at NASA Johnson Space Center. We are happily situated about three miles away from JSC in Seabrook, Texas.

Hey ya Capt! I wondered if there were any others from 098 on here.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Weinstein on July 14, 2013, 01:24:06 PM
Hello everyone,

I am Cadet Senior Airman Weinstein (waiting on ceremony for C/SSgt) from the Coastal Charleston Composite Squadron in South Carolina.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SpitnPolish on July 14, 2013, 01:40:04 PM
Cadet Weinstein, glad to see you aboard. Although I am listed as a newbie, I have been on CAP-Talk since day one. I just to like to see what members are thinking about and keep a low profile. And...Congratulations on the upcoming promotion.
Rick Bowling,
Maj Gen, CAP
Commander, 2001-2004
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Brad on July 14, 2013, 02:33:29 PM
Hello everyone,

I am Cadet Senior Airman Weinstein (waiting on ceremony for C/SSgt) from the Coastal Charleston Composite Squadron in South Carolina.

Welcome welcome! When's your promotion? If I'm not on night shift I'll try to come by the building.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: welsh on July 21, 2013, 10:28:36 PM
Yes! The penultimate "me too" thread! I have rejoined CAPTalk after a 14 year hiatus.

Andrew Welsh
Capt., CAP
Webmaster http://www.nywgcadets.org/ (http://www.nywgcadets.org/)
Spaatz #1233
http://www.awelshphotography.com/ (http://www.awelshphotography.com/)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Jazjar on July 29, 2013, 09:10:18 PM
Hello I'm a C/A1C from VAWG who just graduated his first year of ENC and am trying for a service academy nomination or ROTC scholarship sometime in the future.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: luv2fly97 on August 02, 2013, 01:42:47 AM
HEY, I'M luv2fly97
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cessna Man on August 02, 2013, 04:26:05 PM
I joined CAP a year ago. Hello
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Alaric on August 05, 2013, 12:58:44 PM
I joined CAP a year ago. Hello

In response to your question on another part of the Forum, I'm also from CT, 399th Danbury Squadron
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cessna Man on August 05, 2013, 01:08:09 PM
I joined CAP a year ago. Hello

In response to your question on another part of the Forum, I'm also from CT, 399th Danbury Squadron
As I said Hello Neighbor, I'm from Danielson Composite Squadron.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BobbyPlane1022 on August 19, 2013, 06:47:46 PM
Hello Everyone!
I've been in CAP for a little over 4 years now. I'm a new Cadet Commander at my Squadron, I've only held the position for a month. In this short time frame, I've shown outstanding Leadership to my Cadets and the Senior Members. I also have 2 years experience in AFJROTC.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: I-45 on August 20, 2013, 12:16:20 AM
Hello everyone.

I was a senior member some time ago, and I am signing up again. I didn't get very far last time because of university and family health issues, but I'm looking at giving it an honest go this go around.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Alaric on August 22, 2013, 08:30:54 AM
I attended my first meeting again since the early 90s.  Went well I think!

Say hi to everyone there for me, I used to be a member of Harford Squadron.  Is Jeff still Squadron Commander?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ClarkRL on August 30, 2013, 02:11:51 PM
Greetings. I'm a long time lurker on here but thought I'd say hey.

I spent a year or two in the late-90s as a cadet with Frederick Sq in MD, and rejoined as a senior member in 2011. After about a year absence due to the birth of my child, I'm now getting back into things.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: go4spaatz on August 30, 2013, 04:41:57 PM
I'm here. Previous lurker, just joined.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: a2capt on August 30, 2013, 05:14:39 PM
LOL.. Welcome Lurkers on the Road to Recovery.  :)

Compared to the one that posted their first post in the Forum Support, that does not increase the post count.. and was shocked to see the term "Lurker". ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: EOD_SGT on August 31, 2013, 05:28:07 PM
Hello everyone, T.O. here. I've been in CAP off and on for 18 years now, active duty for 13. I've known about CAP Talk for years, but honestly avoided it like the plague. Used to be pretty active on CadetStuff though, under the screenname Gunnermedic53. Hoping to do a little networking here, get into some fun discussions (or knock down, drag out debates, whatever), and generally waste a little more of my already limited free time, yuckin' it up about CAP!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on August 31, 2013, 07:49:11 PM
I remember a gunnermedic!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: EOD_SGT on August 31, 2013, 08:35:44 PM
Yep, that was me! I figured I might as well update my screen name to better reflect my current status, as I am no longer a gunner, nor a medic.  haha
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: DMinick on September 03, 2013, 09:33:45 AM
I just found this place thanks to another squadron! I can't wait to begin reading on here! I'm located in Oklahoma, so any more Okies here?


Debby Minick
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on September 03, 2013, 03:20:18 PM
Yep, that was me! I figured I might as well update my screen name to better reflect my current status, as I am no longer a gunner, nor a medic.  haha

Welcome. I too was a member in that unit when I was on Bragg. How are things there?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on September 04, 2013, 09:58:38 AM
Yep, that was me! I figured I might as well update my screen name to better reflect my current status, as I am no longer a gunner, nor a medic.  haha


Welcome to the circus, T.O.!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: FlyTiger77 on September 06, 2013, 08:34:16 AM
I just found this place thanks to another squadron! I can't wait to begin reading on here! I'm located in Oklahoma, so any more Okies here?


Debby Minick

Welcome and good luck!!!

I went to OK once. Well, twice, actually!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Garibaldi on September 06, 2013, 09:58:51 PM
I just found this place thanks to another squadron! I can't wait to begin reading on here! I'm located in Oklahoma, so any more Okies here?


Debby Minick

Welcome and good luck!!!

I went to OK once. Well, twice, actually!

Brother, I don't believe I'd'a told that...

Seriously, though, nothing wrong with Okies. Arkansas always needs someone to make them look better  ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Flying Pig on September 07, 2013, 08:52:13 AM
Hello everyone, T.O. here. I've been in CAP off and on for 18 years now, active duty for 13. I've known about CAP Talk for years, but honestly avoided it like the plague. Used to be pretty active on CadetStuff though, under the screenname Gunnermedic53. Hoping to do a little networking here, get into some fun discussions (or knock down, drag out debates, whatever), and generally waste a little more of my already limited free time, yuckin' it up about CAP!

Hey! Welcome back. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: NIN on September 07, 2013, 09:37:30 AM
Hello everyone, T.O. here. I've been in CAP off and on for 18 years now, active duty for 13. I've known about CAP Talk for years, but honestly avoided it like the plague. Used to be pretty active on CadetStuff though, under the screenname Gunnermedic53. Hoping to do a little networking here, get into some fun discussions (or knock down, drag out debates, whatever), and generally waste a little more of my already limited free time, yuckin' it up about CAP!

Troublemaker, this guy. He bears close watching.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ytaylor01 on September 10, 2013, 03:46:43 AM
Aloha y'all!

I am super excited to have found this forum and have enjoyed reading various threads for the past couple hours.  My home is on the west side of the Island of Hawaii and I've been active in CAP since October 2011.  My son joined in August of 2011 and I quickly got sucked (oops, recruited) into the program!  The positions I hold are DDRO and PDO as well as support for Cadet Programs.   I look forward to learning a lot from everyone.

1 Lt Yvonne Taylor
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Superfreak on September 10, 2013, 02:29:26 PM
     Greetings from sunny FLORIDA!

I just joined the cadet program at 16, and wow I wish I had known about CAP sooner!

I'll enjoy reading this forum!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Peeka on September 10, 2013, 03:20:21 PM
I'll enjoy reading this forum!

It's a trap! Run away...it is too late for me...  :o
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: a2capt on September 10, 2013, 03:28:45 PM
Rick James - Super Freak (12" Version) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_76NfqridhA#)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Superfreak on September 12, 2013, 11:16:03 AM
Welcome much appreciated!

And yes, that is my fave song.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Aviator on September 25, 2013, 02:22:55 PM
Hi everyone! I'm a cadet in the program and this October marks my one year anniversary.

Anyone from SoCal?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on September 25, 2013, 06:45:26 PM
Hi everyone! I'm a cadet in the program and this October marks my one year anniversary.

Anyone from SoCal?

Yes.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: lordmonar on November 06, 2013, 08:32:10 PM
Okay....this is the official I'm Here Thread.......but we don't have one for "I'm Going To Be Just A Lurker" thread.

My situation in CAP is changing, and therefore I am going have to change my posting habits here on CAPTALK.

I will still be checking in from time to time and may also post once an a while....but as of today...I'm going to be a Lurker.  If you want to talk to me....or get my take on something....or just call me names :) Feel free to message me or E-mail me.

I have to say that it has been very very very enjoyable posting, debating, yelling, and screaming at you all here and I am going to miss my daily rants.

Keep up the good conversations.....and keep up the good work with CAP.

With that.....Good Night...Semper V!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Eclipse on November 06, 2013, 08:41:56 PM
Well, that's a bummer...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: rsuncloud on November 10, 2013, 02:02:57 AM
I'm here:-)
Not a new CAP member but new to forum...hello
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on November 10, 2013, 04:13:57 PM
I'm here:-)
Not a new CAP member but new to forum...hello


Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CalebMWard on December 03, 2013, 12:28:50 PM
Yeah so I joined CAPTalk... It looks like a good way for some useful advice and maybe I can help some people out as well.  I've been in CAP about 2 years, I promoted fast, I just got my Flight Commander Achievment so I'm a Cadet 2nd Lieutenant.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Eclipse on December 03, 2013, 12:36:59 PM
Welcome to CT.

"Flight Commander Achievement"?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/Cool on December 03, 2013, 12:59:28 PM
Marco
Title: Re: official &quot;I'm here!&quot; thread.
Post by: Storm Chaser on December 03, 2013, 01:10:58 PM

I will still be checking in from time to time and may also post once an a while....but as of today...I'm going to be a Lurker.

Who am I going to argue with now? CAP Talk won't be the same. I wish you well.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Peeka on December 03, 2013, 05:21:32 PM
Marco

Polo
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: TexasCadet on December 03, 2013, 06:11:07 PM
Yeah so I joined CAPTalk... It looks like a good way for some useful advice and maybe I can help some people out as well.  I've been in CAP about 2 years, I promoted fast, I just got my Flight Commander Achievment so I'm a Cadet 2nd Lieutenant.

Welcome! You will find CAPTalk most interesting. The user here are friendly, there is plenty to talk about, and, if you like uniforms, you are in for a real treat! A lot of threads degenerate into something about ABUs, corporate uniforms, or Hawk Mountain Ranger School/National Blue Beret bling! ::) Anyways, have fun. Hope to see you around the forum! ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pulsar on December 04, 2013, 05:34:55 PM
Yeah so I joined CAPTalk... It looks like a good way for some useful advice and maybe I can help some people out as well.  I've been in CAP about 2 years, I promoted fast, I just got my Flight Commander Achievment so I'm a Cadet 2nd Lieutenant.

Welcome! Great place for advice. I have learned a lot from its posters.

Internet- n. in~ter~net The source of all knowledge. [right, wrong, fact, and opinion]  >:D
believe me, CAPTALK has a similar definition...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Shortline on December 05, 2013, 12:37:24 AM
I'm here! Was a cadet very briefly, in the early 90's, before heading off to fly around the world in the back of a C-130 for 8 years as a Loadmaster. Did 2 tours active, Elmendorf, and Ramstein, where I got to fly literally around the world a time or two, hitting 64 countries (more, if not using the official Herk Crew definition of having been somewhere....) before getting out to go play with trains. Went back in the Air National Guard toward the end of 2001, in a non flying position as a 2T2 at Savannah, then transferred to March JARB in CA, where I cross trained into POL (March didn't have cargo planes in the Guard, so had to retraining....knew I wasn't going to stay in CA any longer than necessary, so chose a job that every base has for the most part....) Been working full time for the Railroad, and pumping JAA one weekend a month and 2 weeks a year long enough that I hit 20, and retire in Feb. (that's only 6 days in Guard time!) with at least one weekend now freed up once I pull chocks, and with my 13 YO son now in CAP for a year and sticking with it, decided I wanted to participate too. Really like the professionalism I've seen, and am looking forward to getting mission qualified. Have a PPL, but haven't flown since leaving Elmendorf in 97, other than whatever rides I could beg. Being aircrew and getting to do air shows active duty and even contacts after leaving active duty, has let me have some amazing experiences, while most of my time has been in high wing products out of KS, I have also got to fly a bit in some other cool types, some logged, most not....DA-20 right after they came to the US, a little in a Tomahawk, some dual in a Cub, right seat in a Zlin during an air show in Germany during a performance by the "Mecklenburg 4", an AN-2, a few hours in 2-32 and G-103 gliders, and my most favorite of all, an hour in an L-29. Like many, My love of flying runs deeper than my pocketbook....so just haven't been able to do much for a while, with family and all, but looking to rectify that. Joined OK-113 in OKC, looking forward to the new challenge. Chose Aerospace Education and Emergency Services as specialty tracks. Working in the Railroad industry keeps me extremely busy, but ready for a new adventure of service to really get moving!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SamFranklin on December 05, 2013, 10:58:35 AM
Hi. Old time member here. Ex-pilot, ex-cadet, ex-squadron commander and holder of various wing staff duties long ago. Financially contributing but not able to participate as an active member right now so I find it fun to use this site to see what's going on in an organization I've always loved. The Volunteer news website is great for the stories about missions and human interest, but this site is better for program news and discussion.

Thanks for letting me be an occasional lurker and infrequent contributor.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: TexasCadet on December 05, 2013, 04:34:46 PM
I'm here! Was a cadet very briefly, in the early 90's, before heading off to fly around the world in the back of a C-130 for 8 years as a Loadmaster. Did 2 tours active, Elmendorf, and Ramstein, where I got to fly literally around the world a time or two, hitting 64 countries (more, if not using the official Herk Crew definition of having been somewhere....) before getting out to go play with trains. Went back in the Air National Guard toward the end of 2001, in a non flying position as a 2T2 at Savannah, then transferred to March JARB in CA, where I cross trained into POL (March didn't have cargo planes in the Guard, so had to retraining....knew I wasn't going to stay in CA any longer than necessary, so chose a job that every base has for the most part....) Been working full time for the Railroad, and pumping JAA one weekend a month and 2 weeks a year long enough that I hit 20, and retire in Feb. (that's only 6 days in Guard time!) with at least one weekend now freed up once I pull chocks, and with my 13 YO son now in CAP for a year and sticking with it, decided I wanted to participate too. Really like the professionalism I've seen, and am looking forward to getting mission qualified. Have a PPL, but haven't flown since leaving Elmendorf in 97, other than whatever rides I could beg. Being aircrew and getting to do air shows active duty and even contacts after leaving active duty, has let me have some amazing experiences, while most of my time has been in high wing products out of KS, I have also got to fly a bit in some other cool types, some logged, most not....DA-20 right after they came to the US, a little in a Tomahawk, some dual in a Cub, right seat in a Zlin during an air show in Germany during a performance by the "Mecklenburg 4", an AN-2, a few hours in 2-32 and G-103 gliders, and my most favorite of all, an hour in an L-29. Like many, My love of flying runs deeper than my pocketbook....so just haven't been able to do much for a while, with family and all, but looking to rectify that. Joined OK-113 in OKC, looking forward to the new challenge. Chose Aerospace Education and Emergency Services as specialty tracks. Working in the Railroad industry keeps me extremely busy, but ready for a new adventure of service to really get moving!

Wow. Welcome to CAPTalk!

Hi. Old time member here. Ex-pilot, ex-cadet, ex-squadron commander and holder of various wing staff duties long ago. Financially contributing but not able to participate as an active member right now so I find it fun to use this site to see what's going on in an organization I've always loved. The Volunteer news website is great for the stories about missions and human interest, but this site is better for program news and discussion.

Thanks for letting me be an occasional lurker and infrequent contributor.

Welcome back!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Simplex on December 06, 2013, 10:22:43 PM
I'm here! Was a cadet very briefly, in the early 90's, before heading off to fly around the world in the back of a C-130 for 8 years as a Loadmaster. Did 2 tours active, Elmendorf, and Ramstein, where I got to fly literally around the world a time or two, hitting 64 countries (more, if not using the official Herk Crew definition of having been somewhere....) before getting out to go play with trains. Went back in the Air National Guard toward the end of 2001, in a non flying position as a 2T2 at Savannah, then transferred to March JARB in CA, where I cross trained into POL (March didn't have cargo planes in the Guard, so had to retraining....knew I wasn't going to stay in CA any longer than necessary, so chose a job that every base has for the most part....) Been working full time for the Railroad, and pumping JAA one weekend a month and 2 weeks a year long enough that I hit 20, and retire in Feb. (that's only 6 days in Guard time!) with at least one weekend now freed up once I pull chocks, and with my 13 YO son now in CAP for a year and sticking with it, decided I wanted to participate too. Really like the professionalism I've seen, and am looking forward to getting mission qualified. Have a PPL, but haven't flown since leaving Elmendorf in 97, other than whatever rides I could beg. Being aircrew and getting to do air shows active duty and even contacts after leaving active duty, has let me have some amazing experiences, while most of my time has been in high wing products out of KS, I have also got to fly a bit in some other cool types, some logged, most not....DA-20 right after they came to the US, a little in a Tomahawk, some dual in a Cub, right seat in a Zlin during an air show in Germany during a performance by the "Mecklenburg 4", an AN-2, a few hours in 2-32 and G-103 gliders, and my most favorite of all, an hour in an L-29. Like many, My love of flying runs deeper than my pocketbook....so just haven't been able to do much for a while, with family and all, but looking to rectify that. Joined OK-113 in OKC, looking forward to the new challenge. Chose Aerospace Education and Emergency Services as specialty tracks. Working in the Railroad industry keeps me extremely busy, but ready for a new adventure of service to really get moving!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ChrisMOlmstead on December 06, 2013, 10:39:30 PM
Good evening gentlemen... and ladies. Approaching my two years in CAP this January, but new to CAP Talk. Glad to see an active forum for CAP.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: nmkaufman0 on December 28, 2013, 10:47:00 PM
I posted on 8 other discussions before I came across this one. Anyway, I'm a very new cadet from McKinney, TX, and I'm in one of the best squadrons in the entire state, Thunderbolt Composite. (best according to my C.O., all the flight sergeants, the senior members, the 1st Sergeant, and all the other junior cadets in Thunderbolt.)
Title: Re: official &quot;I'm here!&quot; thread.
Post by: DemonOps on December 29, 2013, 10:15:55 AM
I'm here, reading CAPTalk at the Atlanta International Airport.  Just spent six days in Florida, now I'm returning to snow and cold.  Burr😜

Dave fm west Michigan, heading to Grand Rapids, Michigan, and my two precocious labs, Sarah and Chloe...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Crncr on January 11, 2014, 09:53:49 PM
Hey, Guys "I'm here too".. Yes, Yes I am.
New to C.A.P Talk and ready to explore ^5
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on January 11, 2014, 10:19:34 PM
Welcome aboard!  :clap:
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: KarlIceman on January 16, 2014, 11:31:26 PM
 :)  Hello to one and all..... I'm new to this and can use all of the assistance that I can get!    Thank you!!!!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: a2capt on January 17, 2014, 02:54:35 AM
You might want to start with either putting a proper unit number, or none at all.  Since I doubt you are in the legislative squadron for NEWG. Just saying..

I could be wrong, though I don't think so.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: pascocap2002 on January 22, 2014, 04:43:05 PM
Greetings everyone,

I just found this board and seem to like it. It is very similar to the old CAPBoard that used to exist and will be great to get information about CAP.

Lets see, I do not know where to start. I joined CAP in 1999 but my membership application was not submitted until 2000 (I don't know why). I was only a cadet for 2 years and made it to C/CMSgt.

I have served in different capacities from unit level, group level, and wing level throughout the years and have been involved extensively in Emergency Services.

I am not very active in CAP as I have spent a long time out of the county on deployments but when I am home, I do my best to help out.

I am looking forward to getting back in the groove and learning more as time progresses and will be excited to start flying again with CAP.

Take care,




Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: J2H on February 18, 2014, 05:53:29 PM
I had to suspend my membership due to work, thinking of trying another Squadron on a different night
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RNugget on February 27, 2014, 04:58:36 AM
Hello all,

Prospective CAP member here. I've visited a couple different squadrons in my area and have found one that I like. Going to one more meeting to make sure I'm in a place that I like before sending off my application. I've done a lot of poking around on the internet to research the CAP and have lurked around on these forums a good bit. It seems like a good fit for me.

I got my EMT-B cert recently and have been looking for a place to put that to use. I'm looking forward to CAP's ES/SAR programs, even though they don't necessarily need EMTs for that, this is where my search for a volunteer spot search has led me. I'm also interested in starting a career in occupational safety (if I go private sector) or emergency management (public sector.) So I'm going to look into the safety professional track. I was also a cadet in AFJROTC in high school so I have a bit of loyalty/nostalgia for the Air Force and it's uniforms and methods.

Anyways, that's me. Hello!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: pascocap2002 on March 06, 2014, 10:45:06 AM
RNugget,

Welcome to CAPTalk and to CAP. I wish your stay on the forums is entertaining and also full of knowledge.

In CAP, you will find very kind people to super grumpy people (just like anywhere else) but what separates us from everywhere else is that at the end of the day, we have a common goal and that is to volunteer.

I hope your able to get what your looking for within CAP and I know you will serve your squadron well.

Take care,

-J
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: USMCGunny on March 18, 2014, 12:07:14 PM
Greetings!

I’m new to CAP Talk and to the Civil Air Patrol.  I am new Senior Member with the 83rd Composite Squadron at Fort Smith Arkansas.  I did a lot of research and reading on CAP before joining.  I can honestly say that I am impressed with what CAP does.

I am looking forward to this new learning experience and working with a fine group of patriots.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Private Investigator on March 18, 2014, 12:30:31 PM
Welcome aboard Gunny. CAP is a lot of fun.

On a side note; Were you a D.I. at MCRD San Diego? I was a recruit there in 1976.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: USMCGunny on March 18, 2014, 12:37:21 PM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/Gy7ras/016.jpg)


I was a Drill Instructor at MCRD San Diego CA. with Lima Company 3rd Recruit Training Battalion.
Title: Re: official &quot;I'm here!&quot; thread.
Post by: Garibaldi on March 18, 2014, 12:42:25 PM
Greetings!

I’m new to CAP Talk and to the Civil Air Patrol.  I am new Senior Member with the 83rd Composite Squadron at Fort Smith Arkansas.  I did a lot of research and reading on CAP before joining.  I can honestly say that I am impressed with what CAP does.

I am looking forward to this new learning experience and working with a fine group of patriots.

Tell everyone down there I said hi. Former member of the 115th in Rogers and we did a lot of work with your unit.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Flying Pig on March 18, 2014, 01:19:24 PM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/Gy7ras/016.jpg)


I was a Drill Instructor at MCRD San Diego CA. with Lima Company 3rd Recruit Training Battalion.

I got a cold chill up my spine when I read that….  Lima Co. Platoon 3036, MCRD San Diego.  June 1993-June 1997   (former Sgt. USMC. 0331)  I can still tell you the names of my DIs to this day!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Alaric on March 18, 2014, 04:21:11 PM
I had to suspend my membership due to work, thinking of trying another Squadron on a different night

I used to be a member of Harford squadron is Jeff Koubek still CC
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: The14th on March 30, 2014, 01:09:22 AM
Hello,

I've been lurking on the boards for a couple of months, and though I'm not a CAP member, I am going on Tuesday to meet with one of my local units and see if I'd be a good fit. I figured that since I was close to joining, I should actually sign up and participate on here. Seems to be a lot of good info for a new member just by browsing the different sections.

Title: Re: official &quot;I'm here!&quot; thread.
Post by: BorgCommander on March 31, 2014, 06:13:35 PM
Aloha from Maui, HI!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on April 01, 2014, 12:10:47 PM
Greetings!

I’m new to CAP Talk and to the Civil Air Patrol.  I am new Senior Member with the 83rd Composite Squadron at Fort Smith Arkansas.  I did a lot of research and reading on CAP before joining.  I can honestly say that I am impressed with what CAP does.

I am looking forward to this new learning experience and working with a fine group of patriots.


Welcome aboard, Gunny.  Good to see some more devil dogs join CAP and CAPTalk.  I never had the pleasure of seeing how the West Coast does it; I graduated from the fine rock of sand at Parris Island (1st battalion, PLT 1072).  Also nice to see some more 03XX representation! Semper Fi, Gunny.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JacobAnn on April 02, 2014, 08:23:48 AM
Hello to all.  New guy here even though I have been lurking for a while.  I was in CAP as a senior member back in the 70s and early 80s.  I left when I joined the USAF in 1983 to continue my military career.  Now I’m retired and thinking about getting back into CAP.  I realize it barely resembles the CAP I left so many years ago but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  My old squadron was pretty much just a flying club.  I’m hoping if I get back into CAP that a couple of my grandkids might be potential cadets in the coming years.  I remember it was hard to find senior members who wanted to work with cadets and that probably hasn’t changed a whole lot.  I plan to visit a couple local squadrons in the near future.

Loved the picture from USMCGunny.  I did MCRD San Diego in 1965 and remember my 3 DIs well.  One unfortunately later became a Vietnam casualty.  I bumped into another one of my DIs while I was in Vietnam and even though I was an E-4 at the time, I was still nervous talking to him.  It’s amazing the lasting impressions those DIs had on us.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: chimera388 on April 24, 2014, 11:28:27 PM
Former cadet/senior member getting back on board. Just got my membership confirmed yesterday, and will be starting Ground Team training in Antelope Valley, CA very soon. Hoping to start an Edwards AFB ground team in the next 6 months or so. Previous work in AZWG, COWG, and NDWG (by proxy). Currently active duty, 412th EWG.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: FlyTiger77 on April 25, 2014, 09:05:38 AM
Welcome, JacobAnn & Chimera388.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: PHall on April 25, 2014, 09:25:04 PM
Former cadet/senior member getting back on board. Just got my membership confirmed yesterday, and will be starting Ground Team training in Antelope Valley, CA very soon. Hoping to start an Edwards AFB ground team in the next 6 months or so. Previous work in AZWG, COWG, and NDWG (by proxy). Currently active duty, 412th EWG.

Be prepared to be disappointed if you are really set on doing Ground Team in CAWG. Now a UDF Team? That might actually get used.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SpectreHog on May 04, 2014, 08:51:57 PM
Hello all.

I heard about CAP Talk at encampment and thought it would be interesting to check out the forum. I liked it and decided to join. I am a cadet member and I joined CAP in November 2013.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: tht1gurlflightsarg on May 28, 2014, 05:35:34 PM
well maybe unicorns do have special powers. i mean. everybody thinks were JROTC anyway. so why wait until christmas? but of course we ALL know that when a bird loves a bee. they make magical love. then i was like. uhhhh that was needed info...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Garibaldi on May 28, 2014, 05:40:25 PM
Hello all.

I heard about CAP Talk at encampment and thought it would be interesting to check out the forum. I liked it and decided to join. I am a cadet member and I joined CAP in November 2013.

Hi, and welcome.

First of all, develop a thick skin. The insults and arguments fly fast and hard here.
Second, don't ever use this as the single source for all your CAP knowledge. While we are knowledgeable about CAP in general, policy is NOT made here. Trust but verify.
Third, and most important, remember that ALL CAP members have access to this board. Even our National Commander reads it, so think carefully before posting, answering, and getting involved in some of the "discussions" you see here.
Fourth, please use your proper grammar and English skills here. Not that you haven't, but it'll save you some grief later on.

Have fun!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: India Twelve on May 31, 2014, 01:57:59 PM
I have browsed the forum a couple times, I just got into CAP as a Senior Member in a new start-up (April 2014) composite squadron in Beaufort, SC (MER SC-115).  Former Marine MP and current police detective, I'm looking to make whatever positive impact I can with the cadets and have fun doing it with my oldest son, who is a cadet in the squadron.  I feel like I'm way behind the curve, a lot of people in the squadron have had years in CAP in other locations and also been active duty Air Force.  I am in the Cadet Programs and DDR track and so far I'm really having a good time. 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: lordmonar on May 31, 2014, 02:51:52 PM
I have browsed the forum a couple times, I just got into CAP as a Senior Member in a new start-up (April 2014) composite squadron in Beaufort, SC (MER SC-115).  Former Marine MP and current police detective, I'm looking to make whatever positive impact I can with the cadets and have fun doing it with my oldest son, who is a cadet in the squadron.  I feel like I'm way behind the curve, a lot of people in the squadron have had years in CAP in other locations and also been active duty Air Force.  I am in the Cadet Programs and DDR track and so far I'm really having a good time.
Welcome
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Checotah on June 15, 2014, 03:16:59 AM
I'm new to CAPTalk, but not to CAP.  I posted a couple of comments and rec'd suggestion I introduce myself here.

Joined in 1980, have held every position in my local unit (Composite Sqn) except Chaplain, Legal, Medical, and Communications.  Served as Sqn CC, Vice Commander at Group level, Operations at Wing, previous Mission Pilot, MP Instructor/Examiner, Mission Coordinator & Mission Controller (back when we had them, along with the dinosaurs), hold Finance Master rating, Cadet Programs Senior rating, used to have ES Master rating.  Have been relatively inactive last 8 years, recently got fresh medical, am working on returning to active flight status and requalifying as MP. 

A lot of things have changed since I was active, not all for the better apparently, but I am still an avid supporter of the program and it's positive impact on the community and the youth of the community.  Please bear with me as I come back up to speed, and accept my comments for what they are worth, antiquated as they may be at times.

It's good to be back, even though at times I feel a bit like Valentine Michael Smith.... look it up, youngsters......
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on June 15, 2014, 03:29:47 AM
I grok you.  8)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: lordmonar on June 15, 2014, 03:32:33 AM
I grok you.  8)
Never Thirst.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SemperVig on June 22, 2014, 05:51:03 PM
Hello all.

Former Ohio Wing cadet here, 1985-1989 (approximately). Never advanced beyond C/A1C. But I've always been proud of my time in CAP and have considered joining a senior squadron if they'd have me.

I'm once again in uniformed civilian service, as a licensed security officer, and I'm a father of two, who have 10-12 more years until they are eligible to even think of joining CAP.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Simplex on June 23, 2014, 08:51:48 PM
Welcome! We're always looking for former cadets to return as seniors. Not to worry about your Cadet rank. You have some good years of experience to bring with you. Be safe out there in your occupation.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/Cool on June 23, 2014, 09:06:34 PM
well maybe unicorns do have special powers. i mean. everybody thinks were JROTC anyway. so why wait until christmas? but of course we ALL know that when a bird loves a bee. they make magical love. then i was like. uhhhh that was needed info...

Everybody know unicorns have super powers. For one the have the power of invisibility...   :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BHWeaver on July 30, 2014, 11:57:23 PM
Greetings from St Louis.  I'm new to CAP.  My son and I joined just last month.  So far, it's been fun.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Garibaldi on July 31, 2014, 10:02:06 AM
Greetings from St Louis.  I'm new to CAP.  My son and I joined just last month.  So far, it's been fun.

Look for more fun, travel and adventure throughout your career. Welcome!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Trenzalorian on August 01, 2014, 10:42:36 PM
Welp, just decided to become more active in this forum. Was cruising reddit, then decided to check this out again. Found Neumann, then decided that I was here to stay. Hello again all!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SeanMeister on August 01, 2014, 11:14:01 PM
So..I took the plunge. I'm officially a Senior Member! I'm so excited!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: capsafety on August 03, 2014, 10:14:24 AM
So..I took the plunge. I'm officially a Senior Member! I'm so excited!

Welcome to the darkside of the force.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Garibaldi on August 03, 2014, 10:41:41 AM
My cadet commander is leaving the position in 2 weeks and had papers in hand for the Dark Side when she left the meeting on Thursday.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: TheTravelingAirman on August 08, 2014, 11:33:55 AM
Howdy, all. Just joined up here in SC. Wife puts paperwork in next meeting. Joining a small unit, but the Capt has a vision. Here's to hoping we make it happen!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Mordecai on August 12, 2014, 01:11:38 PM
I am here! Please tell me the verification box goes away after x number of posts.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: conca27 on August 15, 2014, 01:30:54 PM
Welp, just decided to become more active in this forum. Was cruising reddit, then decided to check this out again. Found Neumann, then decided that I was here to stay. Hello again all!
Hey Bajakian, I just got back on CAPtalk after a year and I found you.

- Becker
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Heavy Flying Guy on August 17, 2014, 03:42:37 AM
Hello. I'm a C/MSgt and I've been in less than a year. Also closing in on some solo wings and ES patch. But that's about it.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Dracosbane on August 30, 2014, 01:42:35 AM
I don't have anything to add, except that my sig box has changed...again.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Trenzalorian on September 05, 2014, 10:21:02 PM
Welp, just decided to become more active in this forum. Was cruising reddit, then decided to check this out again. Found Neumann, then decided that I was here to stay. Hello again all!
Hey Bajakian, I just got back on CAPtalk after a year and I found you.

- Becker

BECKER!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Airplane girl on September 14, 2014, 03:29:59 PM
Hi, I'm Lauren. I joined CAP in May and now I'm a C/Amn, although I might promote to c/A1C next week.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Simplex on September 17, 2014, 02:21:12 PM
Welcome! You're the future of CAP, I wish you good luck.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: DreFlyer on September 29, 2014, 12:30:28 PM
Howdy CAPTalk crowd! I've been a SM for a few years but very busy at my govmt IT day job with overseas TDYs, training, vacation, etc. Now that I plan on staying put here in FL for a little while I've reconnected with my squadron and will be getting involved again in CAP volunteer activities and contributing my aviation/commo/IT skills to this great organization  . . . hopefully this discussion board can serve as a medium for brainstorming ideas on how to improve things! 
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: arb65912 on September 30, 2014, 07:16:32 AM
Hello,

I am so new here that I am not even sure I supposed to post in this thread.

Anyway, just in case I am the proper spot, I wanted to say Hi to all.

I just came back from the first CAP meeting, I am 57, always loved aviation, took few flying lessons 3 years ago, quit because of lack of money... I guess very common story.

My friend recommended to join CAP, I went to the first meeting and I think I will join after 2 more meeting visits.

I was always friendly and willing to help others and of course airplanes were always there, I fly radio controlled giants.

I am looking forward to learn, meet people and volunteer to do something useful.

Sorry for that long post, just wanted to introduce myself.

Cheers, AJ  ( my name is Andrzej but only the very few are able to remember the spelling so I go by AJ  :D)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: FlyTiger77 on September 30, 2014, 08:12:20 AM
Welcome to CAP and CAPTalk.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Simplex on September 30, 2014, 10:09:30 AM
Yes indeed, Welcome! Hope you enjoy your time in CAP. CAPTalk is great, I really enjoy reading the posts and have learned quite a bit from it. As you feel more comfortable with this forum you'll consider posting a few pic's of those 'giants' you fly!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: arb65912 on September 30, 2014, 12:30:20 PM
Thank you for the welcome.
The idea of forums is not new to me but here I am very unfamiliar with the "territory" :)
I will sure post a picture of the giants, just have a first question.
Is it OK to post pictures in THIS thread or I better find a more proper location?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: FlyTiger77 on September 30, 2014, 11:33:57 PM
Thank you for the welcome.
The idea of forums is not new to me but here I am very unfamiliar with the "territory" :)
I will sure post a picture of the giants, just have a first question.
Is it OK to post pictures in THIS thread or I better find a more proper location?

I will defer to the moderators, of course, for definitive guidance, but I would think the pictures of RC aircraft would be best posted in either "Aviation and Flying Activities" or "Aerospace Education" (both under the "Operations" heading).
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: arb65912 on October 01, 2014, 05:45:13 AM
Thank you for the suggestion Jack. Wilco. Cheers, AJ  ;)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pedfltmed22 on October 01, 2014, 10:23:52 PM
New to page. Thanks for some great info.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on October 02, 2014, 12:56:34 AM
Welcome MSgt.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Simplex on October 02, 2014, 08:19:44 PM
I noticed the retired SFC, thank you for your service. And welcome to CAPTalk.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: thebeggerpie on October 18, 2014, 04:00:44 PM
 I may have just joined, but I stalked this site pretty regularly for a long time before I decided to hit that little "Register" button.
Title: Hey everybody!
Post by: CDT/SSgt Rivera on November 05, 2014, 11:14:46 AM
Hello! I am Antonio Rivera, and I joined CAP last year. I have been to many events in the Florida area, and I am planning to go to Georgia wing's winter encampment. Anyway, I can't wait to start exploring the forum!
Title: Re: Hey everybody!
Post by: Garibaldi on November 05, 2014, 02:52:38 PM
Hello! I am Antonio Rivera, and I joined CAP last year. I have been to many events in the Florida area, and I am planning to go to Georgia wing's winter encampment. Anyway, I can't wait to start exploring the forum!

Umm..last time I checked, GAWG did not hold a winter encampment. We sent our cadets to FLWG winter encencampment, which was cancelled this year. I acknowledge this information is at least 3 weeks old and since I quit, I am not up on the latest information...
Title: Re: Hey everybody!
Post by: MSG Mac on November 05, 2014, 02:55:20 PM
Which Squadron. Are you in?
Title: Re: Hey everybody!
Post by: Garibaldi on November 05, 2014, 05:00:53 PM
Which Squadron. Are you in?

I WAS in Cobb County but I left after 20 some years for personal reasons.
Title: Re: Hey everybody!
Post by: CDT/SSgt Rivera on November 05, 2014, 05:52:29 PM
Which Squadron. Are you in?
Orlando Cadet.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CadetWolf on November 26, 2014, 05:13:47 PM
Hello, new here! I'm a C/2nd Lt from New York City, and I've been in CAP since 2011. I was looking on here for SDA information, and decided to join.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CadetWolf on November 26, 2014, 05:18:29 PM
Hi, I'm Lauren. I joined CAP in May and now I'm a C/Amn, although I might promote to c/A1C next week.

Makoff? Is that you?

Sorry, didn't mean to post twice in a row.
Title: Greetings folks
Post by: dschunk on December 07, 2014, 05:00:55 PM
Good Day folks,

Just wanted to say hello and I am happy to be here.  I joined CAP as a a Senior Member roughly a month ago.  However, about 8 years ago I was in the Cadet programs.  I entered around when I was 13 years old.  I am in the great Green Mountain State near Burlington.  I am currently in school at Champlain College studying computer networking and cyber security.  My plan is to be employed by the US Government.  Lately I have been debating enlisting into the armed forces to get a quick start to receiving my security clearance and government ID.

I look forward having many conversations.  It is good to be here and take care folks.

Cheers,

Dave
Title: Re: Greetings folks
Post by: Flying Pig on December 07, 2014, 06:37:52 PM
Good Day folks,

Just wanted to say hello and I am happy to be here.  I joined CAP as a a Senior Member roughly a month ago.  However, about 8 years ago I was in the Cadet programs.  I entered around when I was 13 years old.  I am in the great Green Mountain State near Burlington.  I am currently in school at Champlain College studying computer networking and cyber security.  My plan is to be employed by the US Government.  Lately I have been debating enlisting into the armed forces to get a quick start to receiving my security clearance and government ID.

I look forward having many conversations.  It is good to be here and take care folks.

Cheers,
Dave

Welcome back to CAP.  As far as the military part..... that wont matter.  If an agency hires you for your computer skills they will do their own backgrounds. Your military ID wont have any bearing.  If you want to do it as a resume booster, or simply to serve, great.  But don't do it for a "quick start" to your security clearance.
Title: Re: Greetings folks
Post by: LATORRECA on December 07, 2014, 06:39:40 PM
Check with any 3 letter agency first, before joining.  And if you do join, do it as an officer.
Title: Re: Greetings folks
Post by: EMT-83 on December 07, 2014, 08:00:44 PM
Welcome aboard. I love Burlington in the summer, but you can have it this time of year! Keep warm up there.
Title: Re: Greetings folks
Post by: Private Investigator on December 07, 2014, 09:40:48 PM
... My plan is to be employed by the US Government.

Why not become a billionaire? You are thinking to small, walk among the giants and welcome back to CAP.  8)
Title: Re: Greetings folks
Post by: Simplex on December 08, 2014, 12:17:00 PM
Welcome! Good luck with CAP and your career, be it military, .gov or .com!
Title: Re: Greetings folks
Post by: stixco1 on December 08, 2014, 04:12:53 PM
I am also new here & new to CAP. I was a cadet for a short time about 25 yrs ago. Joined as a SM with my son who joined as a cadet @ 12yrs old.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: CAP-ppollister on December 11, 2014, 06:41:45 AM
Aloha from Hawaii! Im new! I have a question. Under my username it says I am a Lurker. What does that mean?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on December 11, 2014, 11:29:49 AM
Aloha from Hawaii! Im new! I have a question. Under my username it says I am a Lurker. What does that mean?


Aloha!


Well, now it says "Newbie" :)


Lurker is Internet parlance for somebody who reads a forum (or "lurks") but hasn't yet posted any content of their own.  Users who register are "Lurkers" until they make their first post (which you've now done! welcome to the fray) at which time they become "Newbies".


The user titles are really just a fun little aspect of the community; they're not meant to be taken seriously.  See a more complete listing of the forum titles here: http://captalk.net/index.php?topic=373.msg3394#msg3394 (http://captalk.net/index.php?topic=373.msg3394#msg3394)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: JC004 on December 11, 2014, 05:29:19 PM
...
The user titles are really just a fun little aspect of the community; they're not meant to be taken seriously.  See a more complete listing of the forum titles here: http://captalk.net/index.php?topic=373.msg3394#msg3394 (http://captalk.net/index.php?topic=373.msg3394#msg3394)

Not meant to be taken seriously?!  But mine is important.  It's "[Insert Cool Title Here]"...
Title: Hello All
Post by: LTCinSWR on January 17, 2015, 05:07:35 PM
Larry Nelson, here.

I am a 35 year member, serving on the NM Wing Staff as Homeland Security Officer (Primary) and Disaster Relief Officer (Asst.). I am assigned to the Clovis - High Plains Composite Squadron, and awaiting an assignment to help this unit.

In my real life, I am a New Mexico Certified Emergency Manager and the Director of the all on-line Emergency Management degree program at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales (south of Cannon AFB and bordering on Texas). We have concentrations in Emergency Management and Fire and Emergency Services Administration.

I participated in CAPTalk several years ago and it's funny (not in a humorous way) to see some  (well, many) of the same controversies and general complaints have not changed. New names and places, same or similar situations. I do remain positive, that someday these issues will be resolved and we can move ahead.

Stay Safe!
Title: Re: Hello All
Post by: lordmonar on January 17, 2015, 05:27:45 PM
Larry Nelson, here.

I am a 35 year member, serving on the NM Wing Staff as Homeland Security Officer (Primary) and Disaster Relief Officer (Asst.). I am assigned to the Clovis - High Plains Composite Squadron, and awaiting an assignment to help this unit.

In my real life, I am a New Mexico Certified Emergency Manager and the Director of the all on-line Emergency Management degree program at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales (south of Cannon AFB and bordering on Texas). We have concentrations in Emergency Management and Fire and Emergency Services Administration.

I participated in CAPTalk several years ago and it's funny (not in a humorous way) to see some  (well, many) of the same controversies and general complaints have not changed. New names and places, same or similar situations. I do remain positive, that someday these issues will be resolved and we can move ahead.

Stay Safe!
Hey Larry,

Did we meet?  I was  TDY to Cannon from July until Mid November and I visited your squadron a few times.

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: LTCinSWR on January 17, 2015, 06:03:46 PM
It is quite possible we met at the Change of Command ceremony in November.

Stay Safe!
Larry
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: lordmonar on January 17, 2015, 10:07:01 PM
It is quite possible we met at the Change of Command ceremony in November.

Stay Safe!
Larry
Ah....then no we did not meet....I had to work late that night and missed it.

But I did enjoy my stay down there.  You got a good squadron!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Spam on January 17, 2015, 11:12:03 PM
I suppose I should self ID too:

Hi, y'all. Joined as cadet 1983 GAWG. I've served in FL, SC, MO, MD, CT, and back in GA, a few times as LG, AE, and CDC, three times as Sqdn/CC, once GP/CC, couple of times on Wing staffs. Ops wise, I'm a former MC, master GT and MO, working to requal as IC, and can't recall how many missions I've done since 83... some hurricanes/blizzards, the floods of 93, sixteen or so missing aircraft, some missing persons, a few military Class As, etc. as part of work. Currently assigned DCP/GAWG.

Got a wife who I first dated when I was a cadet (first date 1986: "Top Gun" - hah, nothing like up front honesty WYSIWYG with me...) and three boys, two who are now cadets. I've worked in defense aerospace all my career. The call sign I got while teaching at USNTPS (Pax River) was for being 6'4" and fitting into military cockpits like "Spam in a can - meat wall to wall", which apparently was an old joke. I was out TDY to Lord's AO for R-F 14-1 last January, and I get around to a lot of bases from Whidbey to Pax to Nellis to Tucson to you name it, so, I might see some of y'all around.

Cheers,
Spam

GA: Sandy Springs Cadet Sqdn
FL: South Brevard Comp Sqdn
SC: Aiken Comp Sqdn
MO: St Louis 1 Comp Sqdn
MD: St. Marys Comp Sqdn
CT: Wing HQ
GA: Sandy Springs, GP1, and Wing HQ

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: AirmanAwesome on March 05, 2015, 06:38:57 PM
 8)

Yo from WAWG!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: TexasBEAST on March 15, 2015, 05:27:22 PM
Howdy, all, from Houston, Texas!

Former caydet, '88-'95; and SM, '95-'01 (13 years).

Formerly active on the CadetStuff boards. Missed the Cadet Program, years after I was gone, and had a hard time letting go.

I forgot why I stopped, though. Maybe NIN made a joke at my expense and hurt my feelings one too many times.  >:D

Life and work got in the way and I found other online stuff to occupy my time with.

Last year, I got back into SAR through NASAR and a local K9 group, <Alpha SAR (http://"http://www.alphasar.org/")>. Rockin' assembly of folks. Active group of young-ish adults, no politics or bickering, treat each other like family, and we get regular call-outs by the local LEOs. And we get to work/play with dogs! Just about perfect.

I heard about an AFRCC Basic Inland Search Course that was supposed to be held in TX recently, and I signed up for that, which of course got me invited to re-up with CAP. And I was seriously thinking about it, right up until the BISC got cancelled.

Somehow I stumbled into this here CT forum, and it has quite the similar feel and tone of the old CS one. Feels like home.

Some recent threads about orange gear are what it took to get me off my butt and sound off again.

If I could get the time off from work (vacay or not), I would love to attend every single ES NCSA I this summer. Just bang 'em out, one right after the other: LESA, PJOC, HMRS, NESA.

And hey, NIN, I finally got that BOB (Blaze Orange Boonie). Gore-Tex, too!  ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: NIN on March 15, 2015, 05:30:29 PM
I forgot why I stopped, though. Maybe NIN made a joke at my expense and hurt my feelings one too many times.
It worked!
Quote
Life and work got in the way and I found other online stuff to occupy my time with.
Oh, maybe not.

 >:D

Quote
And hey, NIN, I finally got that BOB (Blaze Orange Boonie). Gore-Tex, too!  ;D

Truly disturbing!

Welcome back in any event! You'll be happy to know that your name still gets frequently mentioned when we talk about the "old days" on the CadetStuff Forms.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: TexasBEAST on March 15, 2015, 05:34:42 PM
Welcome back in any event! You'll be happy to know that your name still gets frequently mentioned when we talk about the "old days" on the CadetStuff Forms.
Awesome, 'possum!

Ain't that the darndest thing, though? "Back in the old days" used to seem like, oh, I don't know, when stuff was black and white on TV. Now, the "old days" weren't all that long ago, at all. Or at least they sure don't feel like it.
Title: Re: official &quot;I'm here!&quot; thread.
Post by: dwb on March 15, 2015, 06:07:28 PM
Wow! It's the patron saint of blaze orange! Talk about a blast from the past! :)

I searched my email, and our last conversation was in 2004. You disappeared for 11 years then just showed up out of the blue, huh? Well, welcome back!

(I was formerly known as "skyhawk" on CS, if you didn't figure it out by my initials)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: TexasBEAST on March 15, 2015, 07:01:33 PM
Brodsky, right?

Sounds like a reunion.

NIN's buying.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: dwb on March 15, 2015, 07:08:18 PM
Yessir. Works for me.
Title: Re: official &quot;I'm here!&quot; thread.
Post by: NIN on March 15, 2015, 07:41:07 PM
Yessir. Works for me.
Beast is the last one to the party. I say he's on the hook for libations.
Title: Re: official &quot;I'm here!&quot; thread.
Post by: PHall on March 15, 2015, 10:11:55 PM
Yessir. Works for me.
Beast is the last one to the party. I say he's on the hook for libations.

Works for me, I like Orange drinks!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: TexasBEAST on March 15, 2015, 11:13:05 PM
Alright, then.

But if anyone asks if that's just orange juice in your cup, just nod your head up and down...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: TimRoyWVWG on March 25, 2015, 12:07:38 AM
Hey y'all,

C/CMSgt. Timothy Roy checking in. I am a member of Charleston Cadet Squadron located in West Virginia Wing. Finally decided to sign up for this after three years. So yeah, I'm a friendly guy, message me if you want.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Av8tion on March 29, 2015, 02:07:29 PM
Greetings to all the lurkers, contributors, moderators, and trolls (especially).

I'm Maj Conrad Rustek, newly-voluntold commander of the Eastern Connecticut Group.

I've been in CAP around 6 years. Started off as a squadron AE Officer and cadet O-flight pilot, moved over to the command section after a few years. I was a Deputy Commander for Seniors and then a Squadron Commander until about a week and a half ago when I was moved up to take over the group.

In the outside world, I was a flight instructor and an airline pilot, now I'm a dispatcher for the state police. Now that's my paying full-time job to support my non-paying full-time job.

That's it about me, see you all on the boards.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SMSvonderTang on March 31, 2015, 09:08:40 PM
Good Evening all, I am C/MSgt Tang from the Greater Nashua Composite Squadron.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ranger0305 on April 05, 2015, 10:33:32 AM
Hello, I am C/A1C Andrew Blackwelder of the Enid, OK composite squadron.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RobG on April 24, 2015, 01:33:36 PM
I'm back again. Rob Goodman here old timer/ newbie. i was in CAP way back in 1983 -87 Senior 1LT, Rejoined Sept 2014. I'm in St Cloud Composite Squadron, Minnesota Wing. I took on Supply Officer. My youngest son joined too as a Senior. Done so much in short amount of time. Great group of folks in our Squadron look forward to many years in CAP again.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: kleibs on April 29, 2015, 03:27:21 PM
Howdy Everyone!

Long Island, New York here! I've been lurking for a bit.  Figured id start posting.

Was Marine Infantry 94-97. Wanted to start putting my ground pounding skills to use again. :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Simplex on May 13, 2015, 10:39:57 PM
Hello, I am C/A1C Andrew Blackwelder of the Enid, OK composite squadron.

Welcome! I began my CAP membership with the Enid Composite Squadron back in 1961. Left for the service in '62 then re-joined in 1993. Best of luck. As I remember we met upstairs of a drug store on the west side of the square. Long time ago!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Cadet12354 on May 30, 2015, 03:48:43 PM
Hello,
I'm a C/Lt Col from somewhere in CAP.  I'm not allowed to say my name, where I'm from, or anything else due to internet safety/security reasons.  This is the first time I've used a forum of this type, so I'm not really sure what I'm doing.  So, if I do something horribly wrong, you'll know the reason!
Title: Introducing Myself
Post by: TheSkyHornet on July 08, 2015, 03:56:21 PM
Hey, all

I just wanted to take a moment and greet the board. I'm fairly new to CAP, officially becoming a Senior Member in April. After these past few months, I've finally completed my Level I and am moving into the Squadron Leadership Officer role with our unit.

I have my opinions as to where things are at and where things can/should go down the road, but I figure I'll keep an eye out and get some different opinions and ideas form the CAP community, my primary purpose for joining CAP Talk.

So, I look forward to what's to come. Hope everyone has a great day, and I'll see y'all around.
Title: Re: Introducing Myself
Post by: MSG Mac on July 08, 2015, 03:57:18 PM
Welcome Aboard
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/SrA Ravlin on August 19, 2015, 04:11:43 PM
Cadet AMN Ravlin is here!!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: THRAWN on August 19, 2015, 04:39:23 PM
Cadet AMN Ravlin is here!!

It's about time. We've been waiting for you, padawan.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/SrA Ravlin on August 22, 2015, 02:46:51 PM
Haha!!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: spacer on August 28, 2015, 08:43:12 AM
Hello! New member from central Al.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: bpfoltz on August 30, 2015, 11:52:41 PM
Hi there.  A new Senior Member here, was a cadet back in the 90's.  Looking forward to getting back into CAP!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/CMSgt Allen on October 06, 2015, 12:46:12 PM
I am not new in the program but I am new to this site! Hello everyone!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Walker on October 10, 2015, 02:20:12 PM
Hello everybody,
My name's Nate, and I got my confirmation email from NHQ yesterday. I'm from Northern California, now part of Composite Squadron 157.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ALSE Collector on February 06, 2016, 08:29:32 PM
Hy everybody!  Was in CAP in the mid 1970's for about four years.  We ate C-rations and packed them in our rucks for SAR.  Now I just teach survival skills and collect "Aircrew Survival Kits, Components, Vests, and Tools" from the Cold War thru today.  I have a ton of stuff.  If people are interested I will start to show pictures of the aforementioned items. I've tested most of the gear myself in inclement weather so I know what works well and what doesn't work so well.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Mordecai on February 06, 2016, 08:45:40 PM
Hy everybody!  Was in CAP in the mid 1970's for about four years.  We ate C-rations and packed them in our rucks for SAR.  Now I just teach survival skills and collect "Aircrew Survival Kits, Components, Vests, and Tools" from the Cold War thru today.  I have a ton of stuff.  If people are interested I will start to show pictures of the aforementioned items. I've tested most of the gear myself in inclement weather so I know what works well and what doesn't work so well.

Yes, you should definitely start a picture thread.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Spam on February 06, 2016, 09:16:52 PM
Hy everybody!  Was in CAP in the mid 1970's for about four years.  We ate C-rations and packed them in our rucks for SAR.  Now I just teach survival skills and collect "Aircrew Survival Kits, Components, Vests, and Tools" from the Cold War thru today.  I have a ton of stuff.  If people are interested I will start to show pictures of the aforementioned items. I've tested most of the gear myself in inclement weather so I know what works well and what doesn't work so well.

Yes, you should definitely start a picture thread.

Welcome, ALSE!

I'm interested too. Suggest in the "tools of the trade" section, or more properly in the history one?

I've fond C rats memories myself: of slicing my fingers opening green cans with my trusty P38, and nibbling gritty bread and dense crackers with oily PBJ on it, of dubiously dented pear and peach tins, and thick round hard chocolate bricks with nuts. Pouring kerosene into a can to light as a field expedient coffee stove... yum...

V/R
Spam
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: BHeck73 on February 07, 2016, 05:02:47 PM
Hi, I am here!!

I am a former cadet (3/88 to 9/94, Mitchell 90, Earhart 91, Phase IV (Eaker now) 92. COS 91, ATCFC 92, IACE 93).

I have since returned to the program this last September. Just dropping in to say hi. Looking forward to some interesting discussions. I am training up for ES (including Squadron ES Officer) and am functioning as Assistant DCC. Looking forward to some interesting reading here.

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SBSpangler on February 07, 2016, 08:39:47 PM
Greetings all,

well I finally joined the forums. Former Eaker Cadet (cert number 0) and now in my second term as a senior member. Currently serving as both Squadron Commander for a middle school unit, advisor to DCC at local Composite unit, and Group CAC Senior Advisor.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Raikkonen on February 09, 2016, 04:55:45 PM
Hello all.  New to the site.  Kinda new to CAP.  I was on active duty for 14 years.  I spent my first 6 years in the Air Force and then did the blue to green program and spent the next 8 in the Army.  Deployed to Afghanistan and couple times and came back.  The Army wouldn't give me a commission since I had sleeves (tattoo policy was still in effect) so back to the Air Force I went as a Reservist.  Now I work for Raytheon as a project manager and do my one weekend a month / two weeks a year to collect those retirements when I'm 65.  I joined a Composite Squadron about 8 months ago because I really enjoy training and mentoring future leaders and being able to keep my flight hours up for free is a nice added bonus.  I'm assigned as an Aerospace Education Officer for AZ-046 and I'm currently in the online version of SLS so I'm looking forward to that next step.  I've been lurking around the forum for a while and decided to join.  Nice to meet you all!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ALSE Collector on February 11, 2016, 05:32:07 PM
OK, I guess I will start showing items.  Is there any category in particular you want me to start out with Gentlemen?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pylon on February 12, 2016, 04:04:29 PM
OK, I guess I will start showing items.  Is there any category in particular you want me to start out with Gentlemen?


ALSE, sounds like an interesting collection. You may want to post them in a thread in the CAPTalk "Tools of the Trade" subforum: http://captalk.net/index.php?board=21.0 (http://captalk.net/index.php?board=21.0)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: etodd on February 28, 2016, 12:12:18 AM
I'm new to CAP, as a 60 year old SM. Looking for ways to help. 800 hour private pilot starting work on getting Mission Pilot status in the new plane with G1000.  Interested in getting young folks involved, and have brought two new Cadets into the Squadron in the last month (kids of friends). Being a rebel I don't care about the rank/grades and uniform side of it all. I'll be happy to just wear the corporate shirt and stay a basic SM. (Would prefer blue jeans and t-shirt. LOL)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on February 28, 2016, 03:21:59 AM
Welcome aboard. Always glad to see a new face, and even better that you are bringing in younger folks.  8)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ColonelJack on February 28, 2016, 08:14:01 AM
I'm new to CAP, as a 60 year old SM. Looking for ways to help. 800 hour private pilot starting work on getting Mission Pilot status in the new plane with G1000.  Interested in getting young folks involved, and have brought two new Cadets into the Squadron in the last month (kids of friends). Being a rebel I don't care about the rank/grades and uniform side of it all. I'll be happy to just wear the corporate shirt and stay a basic SM. (Would prefer blue jeans and t-shirt. LOL)

You, sir, are a heretic!  And it is wonderful to have you with us, both in CAP and here on CAPTalk.

Jack
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: etodd on March 14, 2016, 10:54:37 AM
Second post to explain myself a little better since a few folks are already jumping on me. LOL

Yes, I’m a new guy here. Turned 60 last month and have been flying off and on since 1976 and just pushed over 800 hours. Partially make my living in aerial photography ( the rest is various types of marketing). I enjoy taking my kids and now my grandkids flying. A couple of the grandkids are showing interest in learning to fly one day. That will be an exciting time if they do.

My airport was in its heyday back in the 70s and 80s when it comes to having an airport ‘community’. Before the fences went up. When kids on bicycles or college students driving, could come by the airport and actually see planes up close and talk with the hangar flyers who were ever present.  I miss those days and hope to see them return. I’m trying to get involved more to see what I can do. So I’m joining all the groups who stay on ‘their side’ of the airport, with the idea of maybe, just maybe, I can help get them talking with each other again.

And most importantly, how can I get more young folks interested in flying to replace our dwindling numbers of GA pilots?

I joined the very small local EAA group. They don’t have a lot of activity but do try to provide Eagle Flights for kids at least twice a year.

The AOPA Airport Support Network Volunteer stepped down after many years, so I’m now filling that spot.

And yes, I joined CAP a few months ago and have been checked out in the G1000 and I’m a Transport Mission Pilot and Cadet O-Flight pilot and working toward Mission Pilot. Two of my wife’s friends had kids that perked up when I told them about the Cadet program, and they have joined. So I’m feeling good and hope to add more over time. I have access to an organization of kids that many would benefit from the Cadet program.

When EAA has its next Young Eagles Day …. I’ll make sure we have the CAP Cadets there helping to marshal the planes and talk to the younger kids. It’ll be great marketing for both organizations. EAA gets the kids early and can feed them into CAP when they turn 12.  My mission accomplished when these things happen.

Yes, I would like to fly actual SAR Sorties at some point and help. Yes, I will love taking Cadets on their first flights. I will help in any way my Squadron asks me to.

But I am a Senior Member in grade, rank or whatever you want to call it, and will always be this level. I have no interest in wearing anything other than the polo shirt corporate uniform, and have no interest in badges, ribbons, certificates, etc.  Those are great for the ones who work hard to earn them and I highly respect those folks.  But for me … my reward is when I walk into a Cadet meeting and see the two new faces I helped to recruit. I’m happy.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Garibaldi on March 14, 2016, 11:01:00 AM
Don't worry about getting jumped on so much. Everyone goes through it and it only hurts for a minute. People on the internet grow a pair larger than they are sometimes. Welcome to CAP.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: bjf_55 on March 16, 2016, 10:26:55 AM
I figured since I've moved from lurker to poster I'd better introduce myself, my name is Brian. Next month I'll have been in CAP for 22 years and started out as a cadet in the program at 13 years old. As a cadet I made it into the consolation club (Eaker award) was active in Texas and Minnesota wings and went to NBB and IACE. I'm currently working as my wing's Deputy Director of Cadet Programs and support my local squadron. When I first made the transition to the dark side I was into ES, the Cadet Programs and did a stint as a Squadron Commander. Now I only work in Cadet Programs as I see it as the best return of my investment of time and efforts. My goal in CAP is to give back to the Cadet Program, as I sure got allot out of it as a kid.

I've enjoyed lurking and reading all of the interesting information on this site. I don't plan to be a super poster but will try to contribute as I see fit. Thanks.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/ID-073 on March 16, 2016, 03:40:44 PM
Hello, I've been in CAP for almost 5 years, but I'm new(ish) to the website. So, greetings from that state you never hear of (Idaho).
Semper Vigilans,
-C/Capt. Kubik
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Mordecai on March 16, 2016, 04:06:12 PM
Hello, I've been in CAP for almost 5 years, but I'm new(ish) to the website. So, greetings from that state you never hear of (Idaho).
Semper Vigilans,
-C/Capt. Kubik

Idaho has a significant presence on this board.

Welcome aboard.

-Former cadet: RMR-ID-083
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Garibaldi on March 16, 2016, 05:23:02 PM
Hello, I've been in CAP for almost 5 years, but I'm new(ish) to the website. So, greetings from that state you never hear of (Idaho).
Semper Vigilans,
-C/Capt. Kubik

Idaho has a significant presence on this board.

Welcome aboard.

-Former cadet: RMR-ID-083

Idaho has what, 20 people? And they're all potato farmers.

Seriously, though....welcome.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Luis R. Ramos on March 16, 2016, 05:43:16 PM
No state has less people than Delaware, probably...

When I lived in Dover, Delaware I was interviewed for a library job in New Jersey. Any one NJ county has more residents than the entire state of DE. And there was a standard joke.

You live in Delawhere?

This is not to disparage the state.

I have fond memories of my time there, and sometimes I wish I had stayed there instead of moving to New York.

Forts Dupont, Delaware, and Miles... Although the historical section of Fort Miles was not as developed as it is today. New Castle Airport with a restaurant recreating the World War II feeling of the airport, there was even an ambulance. Believe this is long-gone...


Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on March 16, 2016, 05:53:05 PM
No state has less people than Delaware, probably...

When I lived in Dover, Delaware I was interviewed for a library job in New Jersey. Any one NJ county has more residents than the entire state of DE. And there was a standard joke.

You live in Delawhere?

This is not to disparage the state.

I have fond memories of my time there, and sometimes I wish I had stayed there instead of moving to New York.

Forts Dupont, Delaware, and Miles... Although the historical section of Fort Miles was not as developed as it is today. New Castle Airport with a restaurant recreating the World War II feeling of the airport, there was even an ambulance. Believe this is long-gone...

Wyoming ranks 50/50 on the population lists.  Sheep outnumber Humans. . .
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/ID-073 on March 16, 2016, 07:47:16 PM
Hello, I've been in CAP for almost 5 years, but I'm new(ish) to the website. So, greetings from that state you never hear of (Idaho).
Semper Vigilans,
-C/Capt. Kubik

Idaho has a significant presence on this board.

Welcome aboard.

-Former cadet: RMR-ID-083

Idaho has what, 20 people? And they're all potato farmers.

Seriously, though....welcome.

20 people sounds about right. ;) Yes, us Idahoans always get the nick name "spud" or "tater tot" at encampment...
Thank you.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on March 16, 2016, 08:10:12 PM
No state has less people than Delaware, probably...

When I lived in Dover, Delaware I was interviewed for a library job in New Jersey. Any one NJ county has more residents than the entire state of DE. And there was a standard joke.

Nope, not even close. That implies a New Jersey population approaching 21 million, and the latest number I have is 8.9 million (2015 estimate).

Delaware ranks 46th in population, at 945,934 (2015 estimate), and no county in NJ has that many people, although Bergen County comes close, at 905,116.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Luis R. Ramos on March 16, 2016, 09:27:40 PM
I lived in Delaware 1988 through 1993 or 1995.

In 1988, Delaware entire population was 647,621. See https://www.google.com/search?q=delaware+1988+population&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 (https://www.google.com/search?q=delaware+1988+population&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8)

The same year, three NJ counties had as much if not more. Several other counties had each almost as much as Delaware alone. http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/comp8090.htm (http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/comp8090.htm)

Bergen 831,443
Essex 799,595
Middlesex 662,448

Camden 499,896
Hudson 596,554
Monmouth 553,500
Union 498,961

You are right, though. New Jersey has 21 counties, Delaware 3.

Now do the same calculation for Idaho. Why did you confront me for my post re Delaware, but not Garibaldi's?


Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: PHall on March 16, 2016, 10:45:05 PM
Luis, play nice. They're "new". ::)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on March 17, 2016, 01:06:45 AM
Now do the same calculation for Idaho. Why did you confront me for my post re Delaware, but not Garibaldi's?

I'll give you 1988 vs. 2015.

Regarding your Q - I lived in NJ for 13 years, and graduated HS there. You made claims more specific than Garibaldi's, as if to imply them as factual. I have never been to Idaho, so have little knowledge of the state. My experience with potato farmers was in the other potato state, Maine.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: THRAWN on March 17, 2016, 08:47:42 AM
No state has less people than Delaware, probably...

When I lived in Dover, Delaware I was interviewed for a library job in New Jersey. Any one NJ county has more residents than the entire state of DE. And there was a standard joke.

You live in Delawhere?

This is not to disparage the state.

I have fond memories of my time there, and sometimes I wish I had stayed there instead of moving to New York.

Forts Dupont, Delaware, and Miles... Although the historical section of Fort Miles was not as developed as it is today. New Castle Airport with a restaurant recreating the World War II feeling of the airport, there was even an ambulance. Believe this is long-gone...

Sadly, that restaurant is long gone. I live about a mile WSW of ILG and when I moved there was very excited that we were that close to it. Drat. Delaware has one of the best state and county park systems that I've ever seen. And unlike NJ, where I spent the first 35 years of my life, we don't just let anybody move here....
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Garibaldi on March 17, 2016, 08:58:46 AM
No state has less people than Delaware, probably...

When I lived in Dover, Delaware I was interviewed for a library job in New Jersey. Any one NJ county has more residents than the entire state of DE. And there was a standard joke.

You live in Delawhere?

This is not to disparage the state.

I have fond memories of my time there, and sometimes I wish I had stayed there instead of moving to New York.

Forts Dupont, Delaware, and Miles... Although the historical section of Fort Miles was not as developed as it is today. New Castle Airport with a restaurant recreating the World War II feeling of the airport, there was even an ambulance. Believe this is long-gone...

Sadly, that restaurant is long gone. I live about a mile WSW of ILG and when I moved there was very excited that we were that close to it. Drat. Delaware has one of the best state and county park systems that I've ever seen. And unlike NJ, where I spent the first 35 years of my life, we don't just let anybody move here....

I knew a guy in basic from Delaware...he had the weirdest accent.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ColonelJack on March 17, 2016, 10:50:36 AM
Delaware has one of the best state and county park systems that I've ever seen.

And oddly enough, Delaware is the only state in the union that doesn't have a national park.

Regarding small-population states ... everybody knows that North Dakota only has 5 1/2 people living there.   ;D

Jack
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: RogueLeader on March 17, 2016, 11:18:58 AM
Delaware has one of the best state and county park systems that I've ever seen.

And oddly enough, Delaware is the only state in the union that doesn't have a national park.

Regarding small-population states ... everybody knows that North Dakota only has 5 1/2 people living there.   ;D

Jack

What can I say, my half-sister moved there last week.  Wyoming is down to 5 now.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Luis R. Ramos on March 17, 2016, 02:10:49 PM
Maine a potato state? Most people connect it to lobsters, not potatoes...

 >:D


Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Luis R. Ramos on March 17, 2016, 02:18:18 PM
No National Park in Delaware?  ???

See this link!

http://www.nps.gov/frst/index.htm (http://www.nps.gov/frst/index.htm)

May be small, may not be as famous as Gateway National Park, but you can bet there is one!

 ;D


Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: THRAWN on March 17, 2016, 02:19:08 PM
Delaware has one of the best state and county park systems that I've ever seen.

And oddly enough, Delaware is the only state in the union that doesn't have a national park.

Regarding small-population states ... everybody knows that North Dakota only has 5 1/2 people living there.   ;D

Jack

Wrong. First State National Park is in Old New Castle.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ColonelJack on March 17, 2016, 06:00:11 PM
No National Park in Delaware?  ???

See this link!

http://www.nps.gov/frst/index.htm (http://www.nps.gov/frst/index.htm)

May be small, may not be as famous as Gateway National Park, but you can bet there is one!

 ;D

I stand corrected.

Jack
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on March 17, 2016, 07:53:14 PM
Maine a potato state? Most people connect it to lobsters, not potatoes...

 >:D

Quote from: Wikipedia, Aroostook County article
Aroostook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. As of the 2010 census, the population was 71,870. Its seat is Houlton.

Known locally in Maine simply as "The County," it is the largest American county by land area east of the Rocky Mountains (St. Louis County, Minnesota is larger by total area) and the largest county by total area in Maine. As Maine's northernmost county, its northernmost village, Estcourt Station, is therefore also the northernmost community in New England and in the contiguous United States east of the Great Lakes.

Aroostook County is known for its potato crops, as well as its Acadian culture.

According to my mom, Idaho potatoes are better for fries and smashed, while Maine potatoes are better for baking. YMMV.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: THRAWN on March 17, 2016, 07:56:40 PM
Dave your mom is a wise woman...
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: USACAP on March 19, 2016, 10:58:38 AM
JoBi made it so ...
First State National Park
http://www.nps.gov/frst/index.htm (http://www.nps.gov/frst/index.htm)

And oddly enough, Delaware is the only state in the union that doesn't have a national park.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Mordecai on March 19, 2016, 02:32:23 PM
I can attest to the appropriateness of Idaho potatoes for fries.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Chappie on March 20, 2016, 10:53:18 AM
I can attest to the appropriateness of Idaho potatoes for fries.

Yes....thank you 5 Guys for serving Idaho potatoes :)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: indiaXray on March 24, 2016, 09:07:14 AM
Hello there,

I'm a really new senior member, in about 8 weeks.  Originally from the UK, I was heavily involved with their Army Cadet and Air Force Cadet programmes as a wee lad at the same time as a cousin was involved in CAP as a cadet in New Hampshire. We had a sort of mini air cadet exchange of sorts and it was fun and interesting.  Fast forward many years and me living in the US and I remembered CAP and the good work they do.  Now is my chance to give back as an adult.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Garibaldi on March 24, 2016, 09:11:03 AM
Hello there,

I'm a really new senior member, in about 8 weeks.  Originally from the UK, I was heavily involved with their Army Cadet and Air Force Cadet programmes as a wee lad at the same time as a cousin was involved in CAP as a cadet in New Hampshire. We had a sort of mini air cadet exchange of sorts and it was fun and interesting.  Fast forward many years and me living in the US and I remembered CAP and the good work they do.  Now is my chance to give back as an adult.

We have another Brit on the board here, he'll probably reach out soon. Welcome.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: FyreDragn on March 24, 2016, 02:32:04 PM
SER-GA-033 Information Technology Officer is on board..  You'll see me around the net as FyreDragn.  I've been a member of CAP for 2 years now and have been pretty active in the CAP community and our local Senior Squadron.  I'm a former US Army Vet (OIF) and Network Engineer by trade.  I'm married to a Brit who is about to become a SM in our local squadron as well.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: NIN on March 25, 2016, 10:46:17 AM
Hello there,

I'm a really new senior member, in about 8 weeks.  Originally from the UK, I was heavily involved with their Army Cadet and Air Force Cadet programmes as a wee lad at the same time as a cousin was involved in CAP as a cadet in New Hampshire. We had a sort of mini air cadet exchange of sorts and it was fun and interesting.  Fast forward many years and me living in the US and I remembered CAP and the good work they do.  Now is my chance to give back as an adult.

Who was your cousin? (well, maybe I should say "and when?"  Not sure how long ago you were a wee lad..LOL)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: themainmane on April 06, 2016, 05:34:52 PM
Hey there,

I'm a 19 year old Senior Flight Officer. I'm a former cadet, and moved over to the Dark Side on my 18th birthday after receiving my Earhart. I'm currently a flyer, got my Solo Wings while still a cadet. I hope to learn a lot about CAP on here ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Trenzalorian on April 06, 2016, 05:58:43 PM
Hey there,

I'm a 19 year old Senior Flight Officer. I'm a former cadet, and moved over to the Dark Side on my 18th birthday after receiving my Earhart. I'm currently a flyer, got my Solo Wings while still a cadet. I hope to learn a lot about CAP on here ;D

Congrats on your Earhart and your utter betrayal of everything good in the cadet program  ;D

Anyways, hope you like your new position, and best of luck.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: themainmane on April 06, 2016, 06:50:07 PM
Well you know, C/LTC themainmane just wanted to be a special snowflake FO as soon as possible   ;D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: killion1506 on April 07, 2016, 10:41:08 AM
I guess I'm permanantly Killion1506. I haven't heard anything back from the mods about getting my old callsign back. I was on here a small number of years ago as Manfredvonrichtophen. So, as it goes... I'm putting my paperwork in to rejoin and am looking forward to getting back at it.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on April 07, 2016, 11:02:09 AM
I guess I'm permanantly Killion1506. I haven't heard anything back from the mods about getting my old callsign back. I was on here a small number of years ago as Manfredvonrichtophen. So, as it goes... I'm putting my paperwork in to rejoin and am looking forward to getting back at it.


Who'd you PM?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: killion1506 on April 07, 2016, 04:57:00 PM
Phall and whatevah
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Pace on April 07, 2016, 06:48:24 PM
Try Pylon or MIKE if you haven't heard back from whatevah. I would help, but that's above my pay grade.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: killion1506 on April 08, 2016, 10:32:27 AM
Try Pylon or MIKE if you haven't heard back from whatevah. I would help, but that's above my pay grade.
I meant pylon, not phall. That was my error in response.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Chica on May 10, 2016, 09:48:40 AM
hey
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Eclipse on May 10, 2016, 10:17:51 AM
hey

Welcome to CAPTalk.  Your best bet would be to throttle back and read / listen for a while.  There is no need to comment
on every thread, especially if that comment does not contribute to the discussion.

Also, assuming you are a CAP member, PM'ing senior members is at best a bad practice, and at worst a violation of CPT.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on May 10, 2016, 10:34:37 AM
hey

Welcome to CAPTalk.  Your best bet would be to throttle back and read / listen for a while.  There is no need to comment
on every thread, especially if that comment does not contribute to the discussion.

Also, assuming you are a CAP members, PM'ing senior members is at best a bad practice, and at worst a violation of CPT.


But then how will we find out "who is Eclipse?" before anyone even asks?  >:D
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Eclipse on May 10, 2016, 10:38:16 AM
But then how will we find out "who is Eclipse?" before anyone even asks?  >:D

Touché.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Agent_ND on May 10, 2016, 04:01:14 PM
Hello! I just posted my first question here:
http://captalk.net/index.php?topic=21014.msg385856#new (http://captalk.net/index.php?topic=21014.msg385856#new)
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Donna Zimmerman on May 13, 2016, 05:27:05 PM
:peeks in, sidles off to the corner to watch and wait:

Hello all,

New-ish (since Leap Day this year) SM, found the site a lil bit ago while looking for resources, and am delighted to see conversations from all over.

Looking forward to getting involved!

 ~ Donna
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: ColonelJack on May 14, 2016, 08:15:56 AM
and am delighted to see conversations from all over.

... my dear, you have no idea.   :D

Welcome!  Glad to have you here!

Jack
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: TheSkyHornet on May 16, 2016, 04:24:03 PM
:peeks in, sidles off to the corner to watch and wait:

Hello all,

New-ish (since Leap Day this year) SM, found the site a lil bit ago while looking for resources, and am delighted to see conversations from all over.

Looking forward to getting involved!

 ~ Donna

Joins on 29 February 2016. Can't promote until 29 February 2020.  :P
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: C/Amn Bowers on July 01, 2016, 02:58:58 AM
Hello all,

    I am Cadet Airman (Soon to be A1C) Bowers, with the GLR OH-252 Squadron, and I just joined here not too long ago. I have been with CAP since... well the start of this year, I think. I will soon go to Ohio Wing's Encampment as a Basic. Just had my first Parade (And first as a Color Guard) and did well. I did rifle for the CG, and was told I did excellent, except the getting out of line with the American, and getting out of step a few times.
I do look forward to hear from you all, and getting involved even more into the rich history of CAP, and what is going on in the world of CAP.
Title: WHATS UP
Post by: Waterflame6 on July 02, 2016, 05:07:16 PM
Greetings from Vegas! I'm LVCS's Top Kek Manager (i'mjustanairmanit'snotanactualposition), I'll be on here looking for stuff to help me out. I've been in since December, encampment's tomorrow, i'm scared out of my wits, when i was basic i was nicknamed 'Basic for Scale', now i'm 'Airman for scale.' So, ah... I hope i'll have a bit of fun here!
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: DakRadz on July 16, 2016, 12:15:13 PM
Well, I have returned completely to CAP. 3 weeks in, and I've become AEO asst (soon to be primary), Safety asst (until the primary is back from med) and processed a good chunk of training along with my Earhart 1st Lt promotion.

Of course, I've been back on CT just a bit longer than that, and lurked throughout my AUXOFF school/marriage/babies time.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: NormanCook on July 21, 2016, 01:24:27 PM
Hello everyone, new member here. Went to my first meeting last night and I will be in the Salt Lake City Squadron. I'm prior service Army and currently in the Air Force Reserves. Not sure which specialty I'm gonna go for but I'm thinking between observer/scanner or communications.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Lessa on August 16, 2016, 04:50:19 PM
I was a cadet in high school, took a break, returned to an organization that has great people and three worthwhile missions.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: FyreDragn on August 18, 2016, 01:18:48 PM
Hello everyone, new member here. Went to my first meeting last night and I will be in the Salt Lake City Squadron. I'm prior service Army and currently in the Air Force Reserves. Not sure which specialty I'm gonna go for but I'm thinking between observer/scanner or communications.

Hello there, just wanted to put it out there for you to think about.  You can always go into the Communications Specialty Track and still do Scanner/Observer.  Scanner/Observer training and qualification isn't an actual duty position which Communications would be.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: NormanCook on August 18, 2016, 03:04:31 PM
Hello everyone, new member here. Went to my first meeting last night and I will be in the Salt Lake City Squadron. I'm prior service Army and currently in the Air Force Reserves. Not sure which specialty I'm gonna go for but I'm thinking between observer/scanner or communications.

Hello there, just wanted to put it out there for you to think about.  You can always go into the Communications Specialty Track and still do Scanner/Observer.  Scanner/Observer training and qualification isn't an actual duty position which Communications would be.

Thanks for the info! Well I guess the only thing I do now is wait for my application to go through, My CC sent it out 2 weeks ago and I haven't heard anything about it since. How long does the process normally take?


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Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Eclipse on August 18, 2016, 03:10:19 PM
My CC sent it out 2 weeks ago and I haven't heard anything about it since. How long does the process normally take?

How long 'ya got?

You should expect to see notification of your CAP membership being active any time now, the background check?
That's anyone's guess.  NHQ has had some issues recently with turn-around.

Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Alaric on August 18, 2016, 03:15:09 PM
My CC sent it out 2 weeks ago and I haven't heard anything about it since. How long does the process normally take?

How long 'ya got?

You should expect to see notification of your CAP membership being active any time now, the background check?
That's anyone's guess.  NHQ has had some issues recently with turn-around.

remember also a lot of the office was out the National Conference last week
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: NormanCook on August 18, 2016, 03:17:10 PM
Fair enough lol. Having served 8 1/2 years in the Army and now currently serving in the Air Force Reserves I should be used to having to "hurry up and wait".


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Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on August 18, 2016, 03:31:54 PM
My CC sent it out 2 weeks ago and I haven't heard anything about it since. How long does the process normally take?

How long 'ya got?

You should expect to see notification of your CAP membership being active any time now, the background check?
That's anyone's guess.  NHQ has had some issues recently with turn-around.

remember also a lot of the office was out the National Conference last week


But most corp staffers were still at work, no?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: PHall on August 18, 2016, 07:18:55 PM
My CC sent it out 2 weeks ago and I haven't heard anything about it since. How long does the process normally take?

How long 'ya got?

You should expect to see notification of your CAP membership being active any time now, the background check?
That's anyone's guess.  NHQ has had some issues recently with turn-around.

remember also a lot of the office was out the National Conference last week


But most corp staffers were still at work, no?

It's also vacation season too.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: NormanCook on August 19, 2016, 05:41:10 PM
Just got an e-mail this morning, apparently it was kicked back because the Commander forgot to put his signature in the appropriate block lol


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Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Lt. Blues on August 24, 2016, 10:32:04 AM
Hello. I am Lt. Blues.
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Post by: FyreDragn on September 06, 2016, 04:39:15 PM
Hello Lt. Blues
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Post by: Teddy Bear on September 06, 2016, 05:24:43 PM
Greetings every one. Newly signed up Senior member. I was in C.A.P. during the late 60's and early 70's. I'm excited to get involved again. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your community.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: NormanCook on December 10, 2016, 12:37:32 AM
Well I've been a member for a few months now, I've done the Level 1 training and most of ICUT now. Seems like a pretty cool place to volunteer my time, I'm hoping to do more as I go along
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Ozzy on December 10, 2016, 02:01:25 AM
Well I've been a member for a few months now, I've done the Level 1 training and most of ICUT now. Seems like a pretty cool place to volunteer my time, I'm hoping to do more as I go along
Glad to hear and see another Army veteran. I see you have the NCO PD ribbon, are you going the CAP NCO route or Officer route?
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: mhagberg1 on December 15, 2016, 12:43:26 PM
Hello all,

I am C/Amn Hagberg with the Lake in the Hills Composite Squadron in Illinois.  I became a member about three weeks ago, and during the process of researching the program stumbled across CAPTalk.  I look forward to utilizing the vast amount of experience and knowledge present here during my journey through the program.  So far I am loving every minute I spend at meetings (Or just thinking about them) and look forward to attending my first encampment this spring.

Edit:  Fixed a couple capitalization issues
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Post by: 180185 on December 21, 2016, 12:45:18 AM
Hello I am c/am 1st class kohl
Member of sky harbour composite squadron giving a shout out from the grand Canyon state
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Starbux on February 02, 2017, 04:37:34 AM
I am a Major in the Air Force reserves and former active duty pilot.  I flew KC-135's and MQ-1's.  I joined CAP as a cadet in 1992 in the NM wing.   Made it through phase 4, but missed the Spaatz.  I did take advantage of getting my Private Pilot Cert in Gliders and SEL as a cadet.  Stayed a SM until 2004 until I graduated JSUPT at Vance.  When I became a reservist in 2012 I was with CAP-USAF as a (RAPO).  I was one of the AF dudes you would see usually in a bag at your Op-Evals and SAREX's.  I left that job in 2015 to a staff position in the AFRES doing operational planning.  I have insight on being on the "dark side," as I wore the "black hat," grading CAP wings and squadrons on various evals and inspections.  I am a SM pilot and squadron SE for the ABQ Senior Squadron II.  I am in the blue polo crowed. 

I can answer any questions on AF commissioning and becoming either a manned AF pilot or UAV pilot as I did both in my career.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Simplex on February 03, 2017, 10:05:48 PM
Welcome! I grew up in Enid and joined the Enid Composite Squadron a l o n g time ago. I think Vance was flying T-33's back then. Glad to have you with us.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: Starbux on February 04, 2017, 03:58:58 PM
Welcome! I grew up in Enid and joined the Enid Composite Squadron a l o n g time ago. I think Vance was flying T-33's back then. Glad to have you with us.

That was way back then.  They had a T-33 on display on base.  I was in the last year when we are all T-37 trained for Pfase 2.   Right before I left is when the T-6's came in.  I drove through Enid a few years ago.  The town is much more quiet without our Tweets screaming in the pattern.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: LMSeal on February 21, 2017, 08:56:58 PM
I just found this page and registered. I joined CAP as a cadet at age 14.  There was no squadron in my home town of Picayune, Mississippi so I had to travel to other areas, first to the Stone Co. Composite Squadron then to the Gulfport Composite Squadron.  I went to a Type A encampment at Columbus AFB in 1981 and was an honor cadet and received a T-37 orientation flight which was amazing.  I later became a Senior Member and helped start, or re-start, the Picayune Composite Squadron.  I finished Level I and Level II.  It was around the time they were changing the SM grade for people under 21 from Warrant Officer to Flight Officer.  College consumed most of my time until I was 22 and I dropped out.  I wanted to join again some years later but was told that CAP does not keep records of its members very long and I would have to start all over, so I said the heck with it.  I have fond memories of CAP.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: SarDragon on February 22, 2017, 02:42:57 AM
I just found this page and registered. I joined CAP as a cadet at age 14.  There was no squadron in my home town of Picayune, Mississippi so I had to travel to other areas, first to the Stone Co. Composite Squadron then to the Gulfport Composite Squadron.  I went to a Type A encampment at Columbus AFB in 1981 and was an honor cadet and received a T-37 orientation flight which was amazing.  I later became a Senior Member and helped start, or re-start, the Picayune Composite Squadron.  I finished Level I and Level II.  It was around the time they were changing the SM grade for people under 21 from Warrant Officer to Flight Officer.  College consumed most of my time until I was 22 and I dropped out.  I wanted to join again some years later but was told that CAP does not keep records of its members very long and I would have to start all over, so I said the heck with it.  I have fond memories of CAP.

Well, starting over wouldn't be all that horrible. Since you dropped out so long ago, much of your knowledge is stale. If you are serious about your interest in CAP, it wouldn't take long to get back in the swing of things. I have had two long periods of not participating (6 yrs, and 10 yrs), and got back up to speed fairly quickly.

Give it a shot.
Title: Re: official "I'm here!" thread.
Post by: zippity on February 28, 2017, 10:55:23 AM
Hello, I'm Zippity and I've been lurking on the forum since I joined CAP last October. Probably a good thing that I joined first and then discovered CAPTalk; had it been the other way around I may have reconsidered my decision.  ;D
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Post by: DomLaz475381 on March 20, 2017, 04:33:27 PM


Hello All! Testing
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Post by: saltysafetyofficer on March 29, 2017, 10:20:30 PM
Hi I'm C/SSgt Miller and i'm new to cap talk.