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General Discussion => Hysterical History => Topic started by: wings15 on March 20, 2017, 07:32:22 PM

Title: Michigan Rangers?
Post by: wings15 on March 20, 2017, 07:32:22 PM
Hello, history experts!  I'm looking for info about a long since defunct Michigan Wing Ranger School.  What I do know (or have at least been told) is that it was around during the late 70s, and during that time was held at Drummond Island.  Graduates wore black berets.  There was also a ranger unit in the Pontiac area.  Does anyone out there have information/pictures, etc on this?
Title: Re: Michigan Rangers?
Post by: Eclipse on March 20, 2017, 07:44:43 PM
Unfortunately the majority of the information regarding that activity remains, to this day,
restricted under Executive Order 13526.

http://captalk.net/index.php?topic=14179.msg283639#msg283639
Title: Re: Michigan Rangers?
Post by: NIN on March 20, 2017, 09:42:48 PM
There are a few people around still who were there.

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Title: Re: Michigan Rangers?
Post by: wings15 on March 20, 2017, 11:15:40 PM
There are a few people around still who were there.

Sent from my SM-T550 using Tapatalk
So I hear, I'm hoping to be able to connect with some of them at least partly through this post.

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Title: Re: Michigan Rangers?
Post by: jeders on March 21, 2017, 09:31:59 AM
There are a few people around still who were there.

Sent from my SM-T550 using Tapatalk
So I hear, I'm hoping to be able to connect with some of them at least partly through this post.

Sent from my SM-T210R using Tapatalk

If only there was someone like that around here who could post some sort of chronicle detailing the aforementioned classified school. Maybe they could call it 'Drummond Island: Here's What Happened'. Nah, that's a stupid name.
Title: Re: Michigan Rangers?
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on March 21, 2017, 10:34:34 AM
There are a few people around still who were there.

Sent from my SM-T550 using Tapatalk
So I hear, I'm hoping to be able to connect with some of them at least partly through this post.

Sent from my SM-T210R using Tapatalk

If only there was someone like that around here who could post some sort of chronicle detailing the aforementioned classified school. Maybe they could call it 'Drummond Island: Here's What Happened'. Nah, that's a stupid name.


Yea, I read something like that, but I believe it's classified now.  :angel:
Title: Re: Michigan Rangers?
Post by: SarDragon on March 21, 2017, 02:50:33 PM
Nope, still available out in the wild. See Eclipse's link above.

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Title: Re: Michigan Rangers?
Post by: DakRadz on March 26, 2017, 03:10:33 PM
Nope, still available out in the wild. See Eclipse's link above.

Sent from my phone.

Unless I missed it, the CadetStuff links are d-e-a-dead.
Title: Re: Michigan Rangers?
Post by: SarDragon on March 26, 2017, 03:19:26 PM
Nope, still available out in the wild. See Eclipse's link above.

Sent from my phone.

Unless I missed it, the CadetStuff links are d-e-a-dead.

Hmmm... I thought the archive links still worked. Lemme ask around.
Title: Re: Michigan Rangers?
Post by: oweng_01 on March 26, 2017, 03:25:33 PM
What is Executive Order 13526? and why would affect cap?

                                                     --Local Sar Guy

Title: Re: Michigan Rangers?
Post by: SarDragon on March 26, 2017, 03:33:38 PM
What is Executive Order 13526? and why would affect cap?

                                                     --Local Sar Guy

There's some clown guy in your wing named Ninness. Ask him. Tell him Major Malfunction said you could.
Title: Re: Michigan Rangers?
Post by: SarDragon on March 27, 2017, 03:07:19 AM
OK, here are good links for the complete Drummond Island: Declassified, thanks to The Wayback Machine.

From the bottom of every page in the saga:

Editor's note: The activities described in this series happened during a different period in the history of CAP and the nation. With this in mind, please use good judgment while reading the accounts presented here: consider their historical context and the onus of current Civil Air Patrol regulations. CadetStuff neither condones nor condemns the activities of the 77th Ranger Support Unit; we are merely reporting them in the context of what we can learn from past events and experiences.


Declassified:  Drummond Island

 The Introduction (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20110104110333/http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000039.html) 

 Death March Pt 1 (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20050904193630/http://www.cadetstuff.org:80/archives/000040.html#000040) 

 Death March Pt 2 (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20050921164119/http://www.cadetstuff.org:80/archives/000064.html#000064)

  The Mess (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20110104161811/http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000156.html)

 The Consummate Squad Leader (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20080510105432/http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000157.html)   

 The Tea (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20110104165656/http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000060.html)   

 The Death Notice (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20080511160905/http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000091.html)   

 The Interview (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20110104160049/http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000119.html)   

 The Raging Queen (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20080516043114/http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000109.html)   

 The Rocks (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20110104161618/http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000169.html)   

 The Pig (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20110104164255/http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000184.html)   

 The Rebellion (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20110104163600/http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000191.html)   

 The Leper Colony (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20110920082004/http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000201.html)   

 The Church (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20110104165816/http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000215.html)   

 The King (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20110918144441/http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000247.html)   

 The Taj Ma-hole (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20110104164805/http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000260.html#000260)   

 The Hair (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20110915180550/http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000269.html)   

 The Sleeves (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20110104164605/http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000287.html)   

 The Shelter (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20110104162345/http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000293.html)   

 The Council of War (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20110104163302/http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000297.html)   

 The Death March Pt 3 (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20110104162505/http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000303.html)   

 The Oatmeal War (https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20100913063807/http://www.cadetstuff.org:80/archives/000315.html)   
Title: Re: Michigan Rangers?
Post by: zippity on March 27, 2017, 11:03:42 AM
SarDragon, when I try to access those links I get a Page Not Found error. Looking at the URLs I see all of them start with "http://%20/https//" and I think it's giving my browser fits.
Title: Re: Michigan Rangers?
Post by: HandsomeWalt_USMC on March 27, 2017, 02:35:07 PM
Delete the beginning portion of the URL with the 20% and insert a colon between the https and the //. That's what worked for me.
Title: Re: Michigan Rangers?
Post by: SarDragon on March 27, 2017, 05:23:24 PM
OK, I think they're fixed now. Not sure what happened. It looks like SMF sdded the extra front end for the URLs.
Title: Re: Michigan Rangers?
Post by: Stonewall on July 02, 2017, 07:54:34 AM
Drummond Island Declassified is absolutely my favorite thing every produced in CAP. Has to have been 10-ish years, but I actually printed out each and every piece of that ongoing article.