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 on: Today at 08:21:24 PM 
Started by uncrisppotato - Last post by uncrisppotato
Hi cadet.

First, make sure that your commander knows what you're doing. Then, ask Lt Col Karabasz to get started. He can turn you on to other local POCs, and I can put you in touch with Lt Col Berry as well from 045 SSCS.

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You bring up a very good point about letting command know. I can't remember if I've told him or not so I'll make sure to let him know come next meeting. The next time I see Lt Col. Karabasz I'll be sure to ask him about it too.

I'm not too familiar with what 45 SSCS is but any lead I can get at this point I'll take so thanks for that!

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 on: Today at 08:18:08 PM 
Started by uncrisppotato - Last post by uncrisppotato
hey everyone, thanks for the advice. Seems like a logical place to start. I'll get working on it lol. Our Squadron's personnel development officer has been deployed for awhile now but I'll be sure to ask him about the records when he gets back. Ohh and to answer someone's question, I've been in the program for roughly 2 and a half years now. I do have a question, if I were to contact the wing historian how would I go about doing that? Just email them directly or have my squadron commander do it? I don't have much communication with wing so I'm not too sure about how to do this. As always, thanks everyone for the help!

I think I've got a long road ahead of me with some great history to come :D

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 on: Today at 08:01:21 PM 
Started by blombardo - Last post by PaulPaul
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 on: Today at 06:43:00 PM 
Started by Hawk200 - Last post by NIN
Was reading the page CISM at National and am a bit curious. I recall that there used to be some pretty advanced requirements. Anyone know what the current requirements are? The materials seem to be very similar to the Army's Resilience training. Thinking about getting into it.

Thoughts? Input?

National CISM Team Leader, Lt Col Janisko, is an old buddy of mine and the real deal.


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 on: Today at 06:42:44 PM 
Started by Hawk200 - Last post by CFToaster
Some additional resources for suicide prevention include:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TTY 800-799-4889)

American Foundation For Suicide Prevention Text Crisis Line: 741741

Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 (Text 66746)

In some metropolitan areas 2-1-1 has crisis counselors available either by phone or in person.

Two commercial services that I also recommend are Betterhelp.com and Talkspace.com. Both connect you to licensed therapists providing  text-base services for depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.


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 on: Today at 06:41:02 PM 
Started by Live2Learn - Last post by Live2Learn
^^^ Great info. And yes, I took the figures from the Squadrons plane logbook, and entered them into Foreflight, to make sure my W&B figures are as accurate as can be.

Most updates to an aircraft W & B form are based on calculated weights of equipment additions abd removals.  When was the last time the aircraft was on scales? 

A copy of the most current version is required the aircraft, and the same pls superceded in the Aircraft maintenance log.  It should show equipment added/removed and a (calculated) revised CG, moment, empty weight, & useful load. Or state that the aircraft was weighed.

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 on: Today at 06:39:21 PM 
Started by Hawk200 - Last post by Hawk200
Was reading the page CISM at National and am a bit curious. I recall that there used to be some pretty advanced requirements. Anyone know what the current requirements are? The materials seem to be very similar to the Army's Resilience training. Thinking about getting into it.

Thoughts? Input?

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 on: Today at 06:35:36 PM 
Started by Hawk200 - Last post by CFToaster
First thing, call 911, 2nd, try to talk them out of it until the police arrive, 3rd explain to police about a suicide risk.

That's certainly not a one-size-fits-all approach to every encounter with a suicidal person. I can see getting police and EMS involved if the person has a loaded firearm or has already taken steps to end their life (ingesting poisons, etc).

A broader approach is outlined in the CAP October Down Day curriculum, initialized as, "ACE"

A - Ask [the person] if they're thinking about killing themselves
C - Care for the person - Listen to their answer. Show understanding. Remain Calm. Don't Judge. Safely [emphasis mine] remove things they can harm themselves with if you can.
E - Escort the person to someone that can help. Never leave [the person] alone. Get help from a healthcare professional, chaplain, or other trusted person.

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 on: Today at 06:29:10 PM 
Started by Color Guard Rifleman - Last post by Eclipse
I am specifically looking for the backpack since they are usually expensive

Well, that's the point, there are 153,000,000 hits for "backpack with frame" on Google, everything from
Good 'ol Alice, though very advanced softpacks with semi-rigid frames.

Prices range from Craigslist cheap through Everest 401K, so your best bet is to start shopping and see
what fits the gear, you, and your price range.

FWIW, my stuff hasn't been in a pack for 10+ years - it, along with ICP-base gear, has been in Pelican
or Harddigg cases as the likelihood of extended range missions that require you ruck in and out is near zero in a
CAP context outside training scenarios.

However if you intend to do personal backpacking / camping, etc., you should get something that is multi-use.
Yes, you need one for the tasking, but not necessarily for real mission work, so you could just as easily borrow one.

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 on: Today at 06:16:12 PM 
Started by Color Guard Rifleman - Last post by Color Guard Rifleman
I am getting more into SAR and was wondering if anyone is selling their 72 hour gear.

Walmart, Target, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Ebay all have what you need.

Start at Walmart.  Much better to pick it out yourself.

Do you have any rating today?  The 72-hour stuff is just base gear and for the most part just
"more of the same" to replenish the 24.

Unless you're doing NESA or similar, in most parts you wont' even need it (past the tasking), and even if you do you'll be
working from a CAP vehicle, so there's little need for expensive frame packs, etc.

I am specifically looking for the backpack since they are usually expensive

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