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.
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.
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.
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. I am new to the discussion board world. I learned of CAPtalk.net from a cadet from my area, MATT.
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)
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 frontAerospace Education Weekend ~ held at the CAP hanger at Oshkosh’s Wittman Regional AirportCadex (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]
True, but I see you may be just as much of a glutton for punishment.
YoFlight Officer Colin Fischer from Chestertown MD
Thank you, sirs. I hope that I can get some Ideas for my Aerospace Ed lessons, because I'm running out.