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 on: July 25, 2017, 07:33:28 PM 
Started by Nikos - Last post by Nikos
I used to work with a guy who was in the USAF around 1965.  He said many times that the SAC guys were different.

 I really don't understand when you say "business suit uniform", do you mean a type of flight suit?

 on: July 25, 2017, 07:20:24 PM 
Started by zippy - Last post by PHall
It would seem to me that the Air Force's request to take over CAP in 1999 should of been granted. All those people "lobbying" would of been removed. If the Air Force had true control over CAP, CAP would be more integrated to the Air Force. The Air Force was (is) right.

Who would you rather serve, an Air Force general or a CAP board?

Coast Guard auxiliarists are recognized as being part of the Coast Guard and are permitted to serve with active duty Coast Guard on Coast Guard ships. All the CAP members I know would prefer a relationship to the Air Force like that.

An auxiliary to the military should not be self-governing, the Air Force was correct.

Air Force officials said they negotiated with CAP for tighter oversight. When CAP leadership rebuffed them, the Air Force asked the Senate to include language in the Defense Authorization Bill that would turn control of CAP to the Air Force. CAP responded with a lobbying campaign that eventually resulted in negotiations mediated http://auxbeacon.org/cap-national-headquarters-raided-by-fbi/

Nevermind those pesky laws and US Code that didn't allow for it (good or bad).  I mean, if thats what the AF needed, then Congress should have provided in the law. But prior to 1999, either it wasn't clearly needed, there wasn't sufficient Congressional support (from either the CAP side or the AF side) or things were "working OK" (note I said "OK" and not "awesome." I'm sure, like Jello, there was room for improvement..) or at least "OK enough to not require intervention from Congress."

And then, in 1999/2000, it was not working OK enough.

Congress felt compelled enough to change the law in 1999 to form the BoG. It could have made CAP into a full fledged AF controlled entity, but for a few reasons, did not.  The BoG took 13 years to give full form to our governance structure.  IMHO, I haven't seen any improvement.  What has the Board accomplished?  Have we a more stable and growing funding stream?  Is the interface between the membership and it's leadership been improved?  Has retention of members improved?  Has any of our stated missions become easier to prosecute?

Having been a member for 40 years, I can only say it seems rearranging the chairs has not done much for us in the cheap seats.  I'm just thankful those at the squadron level don't think about it, and are able to survive (and maybe thrive) no matter what.

The change in how the National Commander is selected is a welcome change.

 on: July 25, 2017, 05:46:04 PM 
Started by dont_tread_on_me_222 - Last post by 1st Lt Thompson
Here is an excerpt from the Tongue and Quill: http://capnhq.custhelp.com/ci/fattach/get/607/0/filename/Resumes+from+AFH33-337.pdf

There isn't a specific resume format for CAP, the CAP Knowledgebase recommends the above article. Make sure to include a cover letter stating your objective, and then tailor the resume to match the position you are seeking. Fit the document to the intended audience, and don't be afraid to sell yourself, but don't oversell yourself. If you're great at something, make mention of it and give supporting examples, but don't put down that you have qualifications that you really don't, just to get a position you won't be qualified to handle.

Hope this helps.

 on: July 25, 2017, 05:21:27 PM 
Started by Chadwick1203 - Last post by Eclipse

 on: July 25, 2017, 05:05:59 PM 
Started by Chadwick1203 - Last post by EMT-83
There really isn't a CAP Health Services program, nor Ranger Medics that provide direct medical care.

That vast majority of HSOs on the books use the program as a means of quick promotion and a way to dodge Professional Development. I don't see it as any benefit to a resume or career stepping stone.

 on: July 25, 2017, 04:29:27 PM 
Started by dont_tread_on_me_222 - Last post by dont_tread_on_me_222
Can someone send me an example of the resume for CAP?

 on: July 25, 2017, 03:26:28 PM 
Started by 3rd502nd - Last post by Offutteer
Incase you don't like cold weather during the winter, TX wing has a winter encampment, its a lot warmer

Most of the time, but there have been some really cold TX winter encampments.

 on: July 25, 2017, 02:24:27 PM 
Started by Pace - Last post by Pace
Perfect. Thank you

 on: July 25, 2017, 01:43:03 PM 
Started by 3rd502nd - Last post by xray328
Alaska Wing will be hosting a joint encampment with Oregon in late December/Early January.

I'm assuming in Oregon?

You assume wrong.
Hence the "Alaska Wing will be hosting" I guess

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You got it!

I heard about this.
I also heard about the "transportation."

Good luck with that.

Enlighten us please

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 on: July 25, 2017, 12:52:48 PM 
Started by Pace - Last post by Spaceman3750
This year the cost was $190/week for a full week course, plus a $60 fee to cover your t-shirts and ballcap, totaling $250. This covers tuition, housing (open bay barracks, VOQ available at your expense and arrangement subject to availability), and food.


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