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« on: March 02, 2017, 07:46:06 PM »

5 months into the FY and 3 into the CY...

http://twitter.com/CivilAirPatrol



http://www.facebook.com/capnhq/


CAP Vector Jan - Mar 2017, Page 2
http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/CAP_Vector_Jan__Mar_2017_3A5CB5F3B2AB2.pdf
"Cadet Programs 75th Anniversary. 1 October 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the Cadet Program. The National
Cadet Team is planning a variety of commemorations for the cadet community over the next year. All are encouraged
to participate in National celebrations or with local opportunities. Keep an eye out for the kickoff memo with more
details in late January on the Cadet Blog."


As of 2 March, no mention of it.



But there is a new choice on the left which is a link to a webpage that has a broken graphic.


And some sweet pins being considered:


Honestly, I don't understand why these initiatives wind up being super-secret and rolled out late.
If you're going to kick this off as an anniversary year, then that doesn't start for another 8 months.
If you're going to kick off the year leading up to it, you've already lost 5 months.

This is the kind of thing that could actually be a big deal, with national media buys, coordinated through-to-the-unit recruiting
and PA efforts, and a general push from top to bottom that "this is the year".  Why wasn't this
discussed last year for planning and budgeting "Get ready for your 'Year of the cadet' celebrations in FY2017!"?


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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 09:32:22 AM »

What, exactly, are these cadet "alumni" pins for?
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2017, 10:58:33 AM »

What, exactly, are these cadet "alumni" pins for?

I would assume for us old guys.
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2017, 11:29:00 AM »

What, exactly, are these cadet "alumni" pins for?

I would assume for us old guys.


Hey now, I've still got some thread on me.
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2017, 11:35:01 AM »

A few years back, the photo of JFK was posted somewhere...don't recall if here or on another board....and I am still wondering how many of those cadets are still involved in CAP.
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2017, 12:39:57 PM »

What, exactly, are these cadet "alumni" pins for?

I would assume for us old guys.


Hey now, I've still got some thread on me.

 ;D,  I'm on a re-tread like an 18 wheeler........
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2017, 01:13:57 PM »

What, exactly, are these cadet "alumni" pins for?


Apparently for all us former cadinks who served around the time the earth cooled, dinosaurs roamed the earth and Christ was a Spec-4! (Like me - former cadink 1977-1984) :D
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2017, 08:49:26 AM »

5 months into the FY and 3 into the CY...

Honestly, I don't understand why these initiatives wind up being super-secret and rolled out late.
If you're going to kick this off as an anniversary year, then that doesn't start for another 8 months.
If you're going to kick off the year leading up to it, you've already lost 5 months.

This is the kind of thing that could actually be a big deal, with national media buys, coordinated through-to-the-unit recruiting
and PA efforts, and a general push from top to bottom that "this is the year".  Why wasn't this
discussed last year for planning and budgeting "Get ready for your 'Year of the cadet' celebrations in FY2017!"?

Briefs well.
Agree with everything you noted.
Looks like typical big CAP uncoordinated planning and ineffective execution.
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