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Title: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Black Knight on April 13, 2013, 03:22:21 PM
 You might've gone to encampment if...
1. You wake up at 0500 and do PT.
2. Your alarm is revelry.
3.You know at least 50 ways to change into your BDU's in less than 5 minutes
4.You can take a complete shower in less than 2 minutes
5. Your room is set to inspection standards
6.When you're in line for food at school, you do the Air Force shuffle
7.You don't stop talking about encampment until the next one starts

Please fill in your own...
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: That Anonymous Guy on April 13, 2013, 03:44:22 PM
No one at our encampment did the Air Force shuffle in the mess hall. At least no one I saw.
6. You recognize cadets at any CAP event in the future.
7. You find you CAP ID number on random tshirts
8. You can meet someone you haven't seen in months and instantly be reconnected.
9.  You've done things that most teens never have and never will do.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Black Knight on April 13, 2013, 03:54:32 PM
Yes we did do the Air Force shuffle...
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Black Knight on April 13, 2013, 03:56:25 PM
No one at our encampment did the Air Force shuffle in the mess hall. At least no one I saw.
6. You recognize cadets at any CAP event in the future.
7. You find you CAP ID number on random tshirts
8. You can meet someone you haven't seen in months and instantly be reconnected.
9.  You've done things that most teens never have and never will do.
You do things most adults dont do at encampment.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: SarDragon on April 13, 2013, 04:06:30 PM
You might've gone to encampment if...
1. You wake up at 0500 and do PT.
2. Your alarm is revelry reveille.
3.You know at least 50 ways to change into your BDU's in less than 5 minutes
4.You can take a complete shower in less than 2 minutes
5. Your room is set to inspection standards
6.When you're in line for food at school, you do the Air Force shuffle
7.You don't stop talking about encampment until the next one starts

Please fill in your own...

FTFY.  ;)
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: That Anonymous Guy on April 13, 2013, 04:37:10 PM
Yes we did do the Air Force shuffle...
My flought didn't. Anyway we're getting off track.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Luis R. Ramos on April 13, 2013, 04:51:29 PM
Quote
My flought flight didn't. Anyway we're getting off track.

FTFY

Flyer
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: ol'fido on April 13, 2013, 06:49:06 PM
...you wonder about the game plan of the cadet that showed up with only ONE extra pair of underwear in his luggage.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: TJT__98 on April 13, 2013, 07:30:40 PM
You're kidding, right sir?
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: That Anonymous Guy on April 13, 2013, 08:51:29 PM
...you wonder about the game plan of the cadet that showed up with only ONE extra pair of underwear in his luggage.
Seriously, I bring at least two pairs to any week long event.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: ol'fido on April 13, 2013, 11:34:15 PM
You're kidding, right sir?
Wish I were.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: aceofspades on May 21, 2013, 03:21:00 PM
-When you have to stop your self from saluting random adults
-When you call your teacher ma'am
-When you always tuck in your shirt
-When you belt buckle is always right on the seem of your pants
-When you say yes to meatloaf
-When you have to stop yourself from polishing your sneakers
-When you yell 'YES SIR!' at seats when your math teacher asks you if you've done your homework

That's all I got. For now...

A.O.S.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: aceofspades on May 21, 2013, 03:23:48 PM
-When you don't have to think when someone asked you what the best week of your life was
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: TJT__98 on May 21, 2013, 05:21:11 PM
-When you call your teacher ma'am
You didnít before?
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: That Anonymous Guy on May 21, 2013, 05:44:41 PM
-When you call your teacher ma'am
You didnít before?
I know it's common in the south but no one really does it up north.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: TJT__98 on May 21, 2013, 07:45:39 PM
Oh, although in south there ainít nobody who pronounces it like that  ;D.

Disclaimer: in real life I do not use ďainít" or double negatives.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: a2capt on May 22, 2013, 03:16:11 AM
Disclaimer: in real life I do not use ďainít" or double negatives.
Hate to break it to you.. but this is real life, too. There's plenty of life lessons where "it's only the internet" came back to bite.. hard.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Cliff_Chambliss on May 22, 2013, 09:33:58 AM
Memories of encampment past.

Flying to Maxwell AFB on board a C-54 Skymaster.
Housing in old VOQ right on the Maxwell AFB Flightline.
Seemingly endless drill & ceremonies in front of the hangars at Maxwell AFB.
Doing push ups and counting sand fleas in front of those same hangars.
No BDU's or fatigue uniforms, all males wore khaki's starched so stiff they would stand by themselves, tie tucked in between the 2d and 3d button on the uniform. Females wore skirts.
Going to the range and familiarization firing with the M-1 Carbine.  (Marching to and from the range of course).
Salt Tablets
mandatory breaks where everyone had lay down and elevate their feet for at least 15 minutes.
Friday Afternoon Parade (it seemed all over the base). 
Flying home in a C-47.

Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: jeders on May 22, 2013, 09:56:42 AM
-When you call your teacher ma'am
You didnít before?
I know it's common in the south but no one really does it up north.

Depends on what you mean by north. Plenty of people I know living above the Mason-Dixon Line call their teacher ma'am or sir.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Eclipse on May 22, 2013, 10:25:06 AM
Depends on what you mean by north. Plenty of people I know living above the Mason-Dixon Line call their teacher ma'am or sir.

Seriously. 

If respect and common courtesy isn't enough, how about self-preservation?  Anyone who provides you a living, a service, or can potentially negatively
effect your life should always be referred to in that manner.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: johnnyb47 on May 22, 2013, 10:33:03 AM
Depends on what you mean by north. Plenty of people I know living above the Mason-Dixon Line call their teacher ma'am or sir.

Seriously. 

If respect and common courtesy isn't enough, how about self-preservation?  Anyone who provides you a living, a service, or can potentially negatively
effect your life should always be referred to in that manner.
Growing up in Michigan just a few short decades ago my teachers seemed to HATE being called sir or ma'am.
They were big fans of being called Mr. xxx, Ms. xxx, Mrs. xxx or Dr. xxx if they had their phd.
In every conversation you said their name no less than 3 times. I think people in Michigan just like to hear their names out loud.

Not to be contradictory or anything.... same thing in reality. Formal and respectful at all times.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: TJT__98 on May 22, 2013, 11:49:58 AM
Disclaimer: in real life I do not use ďainít" or double negatives.
Hate to break it to you.. but this is real life, too. There's plenty of life lessons where "it's only the internet" came back to bite.. hard.
Point taken. Unless I'm joking I donít use ďainítĒ or double negatives. Better?
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on May 22, 2013, 02:20:11 PM
In IL ever since I moved here it was Mr/Mrs/Ms xyz. In E.Europe it was Name and Patronym. So had I stayed there, it wouldn't be Mr. Hatkevich, it would be Mihail Valeryevich.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Storm Chaser on May 22, 2013, 02:34:32 PM
You might've gone to encampment if...
1. You wake up at 0500 and do PT.
2. Your alarm is revelry.
3.You know at least 50 ways to change into your BDU's in less than 5 minutes
4.You can take a complete shower in less than 2 minutes
5. Your room is set to inspection standards
6.When you're in line for food at school, you do the Air Force shuffle
7.You don't stop talking about encampment until the next one starts

Please fill in your own...

Are we talking about encampment or basic training?
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: That Anonymous Guy on May 27, 2013, 06:08:58 PM
You might've gone to encampment if...
1. You wake up at 0500 and do PT.
2. Your alarm is revelry.
3.You know at least 50 ways to change into your BDU's in less than 5 minutes
4.You can take a complete shower in less than 2 minutes
5. Your room is set to inspection standards
6.When you're in line for food at school, you do the Air Force shuffle
7.You don't stop talking about encampment until the next one starts

Please fill in your own...

Are we talking about encampment or basic training?
I went to the same encampment and she's barely exaggerating.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Black Knight on May 28, 2013, 07:53:01 AM
You might've gone to encampment if...
1. You wake up at 0500 and do PT.
2. Your alarm is revelry.
3.You know at least 50 ways to change into your BDU's in less than 5 minutes
4.You can take a complete shower in less than 2 minutes
5. Your room is set to inspection standards
6.When you're in line for food at school, you do the Air Force shuffle
7.You don't stop talking about encampment until the next one starts

Please fill in your own...

Are we talking about encampment or basic training?
I went to the same encampment and she's barely exaggerating.
Yah, we did PT once, and it was at night. Or around 1900ish.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: aceofspades on May 28, 2013, 11:48:23 AM
Black Knight, did you go to the NYWG 2012 Encampment? We only did 1 PT, on the 1st or 2nd day, after dinner. (Which was a terrible idea.)
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on May 28, 2013, 04:38:04 PM
You might have gone to encampment if you're a cadet officer.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Eclipse on May 28, 2013, 04:45:14 PM
You might've gone to encampment if...
1. You wake up at 0500 and do PT.
2. Your alarm is revelry.
3.You know at least 50 ways to change into your BDU's in less than 5 minutes
4.You can take a complete shower in less than 2 minutes
5. Your room is set to inspection standards
6.When you're in line for food at school, you do the Air Force shuffle
7.You don't stop talking about encampment until the next one starts

Please fill in your own...

Are we talking about encampment or basic training?
I went to the same encampment and she's barely exaggerating.

None of that is really that big a deal, encampment-wise.  Few of them will be doing 0500 starts anymore, but beyond that,
pretty much SOP.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Black Knight on May 30, 2013, 04:53:55 PM
Black Knight, did you go to the NYWG 2012 Encampment? We only did 1 PT, on the 1st or 2nd day, after dinner. (Which was a terrible idea.)
Yes, I did. I was in Charlie Flight. Got the third highest scire.
And doing PT after dinner was horrible. I believe it was the 2nd day we did PT
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Black Knight on June 01, 2013, 08:26:19 PM
-Your parents yell at you for yelling and calling them sir/ma'am when they aska question
-You carry your camelbak/canteens with you everywhere.
-You still study your OI in your free-time.
-Your friends ask why are there 6 numbers written on your gym shorts
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Duke Dillio on June 02, 2013, 04:10:10 AM
- You sleep at the position of attention or parade rest
- You call the room to attention when your teacher walks in the door
- You eat your lunch in 3 minutes flat and hold your empty cup over your head to show everyone it is actually empty
- You take your Red Sox cap off when you go indoors (sorry, I'm an old fan...)
- When your siblings do something wrong, you tell them to drop and give you 20
- You put hospital corners in your bed after you wake up in the morning
- You blouse your jeans into your tennis shoes before going to school
- You refuse to wear any color t-shirt other than black or white
- You raise your hand in class and ask the teacher, "Permission to ask a question?"
- You start to feel like you can't be friends with someone because they haven't been to an encampment or aren't in CAP
- When walking down the hall and an adult approaches, you hit the wall
- You salute your principal and your parents in passing and then get angry when they don't say "Good morning, cadet" or return the salute
- You actually believe that MRE's have great flavor
- You don't leave home without first checking to make sure that your CAPID is in your pocket and your canteen is full

I've got tons more...
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: ol'fido on June 02, 2013, 10:32:54 AM
-Your that one cadet that walks around with a camelbak sucking on the thing constantly like it's a friggin' pacifier.

DON'T BE THAT CADET. SAY NO TO THE CAMELBAK "BINKY".
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: That Anonymous Guy on June 02, 2013, 01:38:21 PM
- You take your Red Sox cap off when you go indoors (sorry, I'm an old fan...)
I actually do this fairly often wih my Yankees hat (apology accepted) because I don't really wear a hat unless it's a cover and I've been raised that its not polite to wear a hat indoors.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: miss.aviator.girl on July 01, 2013, 05:02:21 PM
-Your that one cadet that walks around with a camelbak sucking on the thing constantly like it's a friggin' pacifier.

DON'T BE THAT CADET. SAY NO TO THE CAMELBAK "BINKY".

Yup, there was definitely some of that at ILWG Summer Encampment 2013.  ;D
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Mslayton_24 on July 01, 2013, 08:09:54 PM
-When you call your teacher ma'am
You didnít before?
I know it's common in the south but no one really does it up north.
Actually it isn't really common in the south. Well at least it isn't down here in Georgia. A bunch of kids are rude and disrespectful.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Jaison009 on July 01, 2013, 10:36:17 PM
You might have gone to encampment if you're a cadet officer.

 Got to love sarcasm and stating the obvious :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: a2capt on July 01, 2013, 10:43:21 PM
Except there are the few that didn't go to encampment, as you know it. ;)
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Joystick on July 02, 2013, 11:06:03 PM
You square all your corners
You are still recovering your voice
You bed has perfect hospital corners
You get all OCD and want to hospital corner your sibling's bed
Jodie's are stuck in your head all day long
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Silva Bullet on July 10, 2013, 09:16:54 AM
-When you call your teacher ma'am
You didnít before?

When I grew up the first 12 years of my life in California, not once did I ever hear ma'am. Totally different story now in Georgia.

Also...
-When you wake up before your alarm goes off.
-When you whistle your flight Jodie.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Dracosbane on July 23, 2013, 12:16:51 AM
When you still remember your flight song from 1997.  Delta Rolling Thunder, baaaaybeeee!
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Garibaldi on July 23, 2013, 09:57:40 PM
Don't forget...if you are in line for something and you stand at parade rest, come to attention, take a step forward, and go back to parade rest. Gets funny looks in the bank.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: TexasCadet on July 24, 2013, 04:29:44 PM
-Your Dad was a TAC officer and you still salute him at home.
-You sleep in your PT gear.
-You don't know the answer to a question in class, you say "This cadet does not know, but will endeavor to find out."


Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Eclipse on July 24, 2013, 04:36:31 PM
-You don't know the answer to a question in class, you say "This cadet does not know, but will endeavor to find out."

CAP does not use the third person in cadet training.

Where does this stuff come from?
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on July 24, 2013, 04:38:56 PM
Isn't there a CAP pub that has "I do not know, but will find out"?
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Brad on July 24, 2013, 04:40:25 PM
-You don't know the answer to a question in class, you say "This cadet does not know, but will endeavor to find out."

CAP does not use the third person in cadet training.

Where does this stuff come from?

Cadet staff watching a bunch of youtube videos from other encampments and thinking it would be "cool" to try at theirs. And those other encampments saw it from a bunch of youtube videos about USMC recruit training, etc., and they thought it would look "cool" as well.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: TexasCadet on July 24, 2013, 04:53:54 PM
I don't know if that is improper or not, but I wasn't about to contradict the flight sergeant or the entire encampment staff (cadets and seniors).
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Eclipse on July 24, 2013, 05:22:39 PM
I don't know if that is improper or not, but I wasn't about to contradict the flight sergeant or the entire encampment staff (cadets and seniors).

It's improper and silly.

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Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: TheKing on July 28, 2013, 07:54:46 PM
You Might have gone to encampment if you pack an MRE for school lunch.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on July 29, 2013, 11:47:11 AM
You Might have gone to encampment if you pack an MRE for school lunch.

Why did they feed you MREs at encampment?
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Nearly Dark Side on July 29, 2013, 02:53:39 PM
When adults start telling you to stop calling them sir or ma'am.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: TexasCadet on July 29, 2013, 03:11:47 PM
Hey, I thought of another one.

-You square your corners in public.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: NC Hokie on July 29, 2013, 03:57:52 PM
Why did they feed you MREs at encampment?

NCWG encampment is held at an austere National Guard Training Center with no available dining facility.  Breakfast and dinner are cooked and served under a large picnic shelter, but lunch is usually a MRE distributed wherever the cadets happen to be at lunch time.

None of the cadets that I know have complained about this arrangement.  In fact, some of them actually like it!
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Eclipse on July 29, 2013, 04:28:32 PM
Why did they feed you MREs at encampment?

NCWG encampment is held at an austere National Guard Training Center with no available dining facility.  Breakfast and dinner are cooked and served under a large picnic shelter, but lunch is usually a MRE distributed wherever the cadets happen to be at lunch time.

None of the cadets that I know have complained about this arrangement.  In fact, some of them actually like it!

A reasonable accommodation and as you say, probably popular with most participants, but based on the published photos of this activity,
I don't know that calling Camp Butler "austere" is fair.  It looks pretty nice, actually.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: TheKing on July 29, 2013, 08:01:00 PM
You Might have gone to encampment if you pack an MRE for school lunch.

Why did they feed you MREs at encampment?
At NC wing encampment, everybody got MRE's for lunch. It wasn't that bad actually. I kind of miss them. They had heaters, so they weren't cold.

You might have gone to encampment if:
You use your command voice to give presentations at school
You yell at your TV screen when someone says "Over and out"
You navigate hallway corners using flanking movements
You call the room to attention when the principal walks in the room
You ask your teacher to refer to you by your rank and last name (IE, Cadet Senior Airman King)
You wake up your friends at sleepovers with whistles and yelling to tell them to wake up
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on July 29, 2013, 08:14:43 PM
That must make you real popular at school.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: NC Hokie on July 29, 2013, 08:42:12 PM
I don't know that calling Camp Butler "austere" is fair.  It looks pretty nice, actually.

It's very nice for what it is, and the cadets seem to like it, but it's nothing like past encampment sites like MCAS Cherry Point, Camp Lejuene, or Seymour Johnson AFB.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: TheKing on July 29, 2013, 08:43:02 PM
That must make you real popular at school.
I have only done the one about navigating corners. The rest I haven't done.
Yet.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: SJFedor on July 29, 2013, 09:06:55 PM
I don't know that calling Camp Butler "austere" is fair.  It looks pretty nice, actually.

It's very nice for what it is, and the cadets seem to like it, but it's nothing like past encampment sites like MCAS Cherry Point, Camp Lejuene, or Seymour Johnson AFB.

I did my basic encampment at Cherry Point in 2004, it was definitely well worth the trip.

That must make you real popular at school.
I have only done the one about navigating corners. The rest I haven't done.
Yet.

Let me save you some embarrassment and bullying:

Don't.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: TheKing on July 29, 2013, 09:13:04 PM
I was just kidding when I said "yet"
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Levi Lockling on August 27, 2013, 02:07:03 AM
Looking at all these examples, I find it rather silly that everyone has issues separating reality from CAP.
Seriously? MREs for school? Squaring your corners in public? While respectful, calling Every. Single. Person sir/ma'am? And somehow, I don't see anyone sleeping at the position of attention or parade rest.

Just sayin'...  :P
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: a2capt on August 27, 2013, 03:44:09 AM
We used MRE's at encampment, too. With the cadets mostly split between two locations, on base and on the other side of the island, since we had to do something for those off base, and the Wing had MREs..

Use what you've got.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Luis R. Ramos on August 27, 2013, 07:12:02 AM
Which island?

Hawaii or PR?

Flyer
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: a2capt on August 27, 2013, 11:24:51 AM
That would be Oahu.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: That Anonymous Guy on August 29, 2013, 12:19:30 AM
Which island?

Hawaii or PR?

Flyer
Or Paris Island
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Luis R. Ramos on August 29, 2013, 01:04:20 AM
Already answered... But is Parris Island ever used for a CAP encampment?

 :)

I would imagine Sea Cadets, but not CAP...

Flyer
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: SarDragon on August 29, 2013, 01:09:34 AM
CAWG has had encampments at USN and USMC bases. Parris Island wouldn't be a stretch.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: jimmydeanno on August 29, 2013, 01:43:13 AM
Already answered... But is Parris Island ever used for a CAP encampment?

 :)

I would imagine Sea Cadets, but not CAP...

Flyer

"Hey Kid, I hear that you are looking to go to encampment?"

"Uh, Yes, Corporal."

"Well, it turns out that I'm signing people up right now!  I'll even waive the fee.  Just come right in here and fill out the application..."
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: That Anonymous Guy on August 29, 2013, 07:50:08 AM
I'm not sure about 2013 but a quick google search showed 2011 was at Parris Island.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Pulsar on September 07, 2013, 08:45:26 PM
Black Knight, did you go to the NYWG 2012 Encampment? We only did 1 PT, on the 1st or 2nd day, after dinner. (Which was a terrible idea.)
Yes, I did. I was in Charlie Flight. Got the third highest scire.
And doing PT after dinner was horrible. I believe it was the 2nd day we did PT

Are you serious?? I never heard of an encampment doing that! WE ALWAYS Did pt every day until graduation  at 0545 sharp!  ???
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: ol'fido on September 08, 2013, 12:19:05 AM
That would be Oahu.
I remember seeing CAP at an encampment on Schofield in the late 80's. I remember thinking "wow, they're wearing BDUs now in the program". That would have been maybe 89, 90, 91 time frame I guess. They were using GP Mediums out at Area X(the firing ranges) on the north side of Schofield.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: TheKing on October 24, 2013, 10:23:10 AM
I'm going to list a few more examples, but before I do, I would like to point out that these are just exaggerated examples, and never have I done these, nor will I ever do these:

You sign papers with your name and rank
You give your unit's charter number when somebody asks you where you're from
You wake up in the middle of the night at home to do CQ patrol
You eat every meal as quick as possible
You put as many patches as you can on anything
You wear dress blues to a civilian formal event
You use proper radio speech over the phone
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Garibaldi on October 24, 2013, 11:00:02 AM
I'm going to list a few more examples, but before I do, I would like to point out that these are just exaggerated examples, and never have I done these, nor will I ever do these:

You sign papers with your name and rank
You give your unit's charter number when somebody asks you where you're from
You wake up in the middle of the night at home to do CQ patrol
You eat every meal as quick as possible
You put as many patches as you can on anything
You wear dress blues to a civilian formal event
You use proper radio speech over the phone

You forgot calling the conference room to attention at a business meeting when the boss walks in.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: stillamarine on October 24, 2013, 11:16:31 AM
I've signed things with my badge number before.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: TexasCadet on October 26, 2013, 05:15:59 PM
One time I saluted my father at home...
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: C/Cool on November 21, 2013, 09:47:09 PM
You wake up and expect Chef Steve's breakfast.
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Post by: cap235629 on November 22, 2013, 01:04:35 AM
Already answered... But is Parris Island ever used for a CAP encampment?

 :)

I would imagine Sea Cadets, but not CAP...

Flyer

It wasn't encampment but the MCJROTC version.  I spent 2 weeks at Parris Island over Spring break in 1989.  We stayed in the white WWII era barracks that were next to the rifle range.  We had 3 Drill Instructors assigned to us.  We had an AWESOME time.  It was stressful but educational.  We started every morning with the daily dozen, ended every day with drill and did everything from live fire with M-16's, beach landings from landing craft, helicopter rides, rappelling, obstacle and confidence course and even went through the gas chamber.  BEST. SCHOOL. TRIP. EVER.  and on the way home to Massachusetts we even visited Washington DC. 

The year before was a similar experience at Little Creek, the year before at Quantico.....

I have pictures put away from those trips 25 years later
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Post by: C/Cool on November 22, 2013, 03:19:05 PM
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Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: C/Cool on November 22, 2013, 03:21:30 PM
-When you call your teacher ma'am
You didn’t before?

Calling your parents and your teachers Sir or Ma'am should come naturally. I think it rather disrespectful not to give them the respect they deserve.
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Post by: TexasCadet on November 22, 2013, 04:13:06 PM
-When you call your teacher ma'am
You didnít before?

Calling your parents and your teachers Sir or Ma'am should come naturally. I think it rather disrespectful not to give them the respect they deserve.

I call my father and mother "Dad" and "Mom", respectively. Any other adult, I call them "Sir/Ma'am".
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Post by: Майор Хаткевич on November 22, 2013, 04:49:48 PM
-When you call your teacher ma'am
You didnít before?

Calling your parents and your teachers Sir or Ma'am should come naturally. I think it rather disrespectful not to give them the respect they deserve.

In the parts of the world where we live in the 21st century, said teachers prefer Mr. Smith or Mrs Smith, or even Dr. Smith.
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Post by: Mitchell 1969 on November 22, 2013, 06:50:34 PM
-When you call your teacher ma'am
You didnít before?

Calling your parents and your teachers Sir or Ma'am should come naturally. I think it rather disrespectful not to give them the respect they deserve.

In the parts of the world where we live in the 21st century, said teachers prefer Mr. Smith or Mrs Smith, or even Dr. Smith.

In the part of the world where I live (TN), all adults tend to be addressed as "Sir" and "Ma'am."  The two teachers in my family only get addressed as "Mrs. Wilson" or "Miss Wilson" when there are multiple "ma'ams" present and there is a need to distinguish one from the group.
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Post by: thatonecadet on January 17, 2014, 08:59:08 PM
-When you call your teacher ma'am
You didn’t before?

Calling your parents and your teachers Sir or Ma'am should come naturally. I think it rather disrespectful not to give them the respect they deserve.

In the parts of the world where we live in the 21st century, said teachers prefer Mr. Smith or Mrs Smith, or even Dr. Smith.

In the part of the world where I live (TN), all adults tend to be addressed as "Sir" and "Ma'am."  The two teachers in my family only get addressed as "Mrs. Wilson" or "Miss Wilson" when there are multiple "ma'ams" present and there is a need to distinguish one from the group.

And in the liberally dominant area where I'm from, most teachers/adults prefer being called by their first names, rarely even Mr./Mrs. Jones. They tell us to stop if we even start to call them sir/ma'am.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: TheKing on January 21, 2014, 01:03:17 PM
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Let me just say that after a few months of waiting, seeing the conversation go this far off topic is a bit discouraging. So here are some new you might have gone to encampment ifs. Again, never done any of these myself and I never will.

You build a professional Obstacle Course in your backyard
You bring your 24 hour pack on a regular neighborhood stroll
You look for uniform mistakes in regular civilians
You snap to attention when answering someone of higher authority
You ask for a buddy to come with you to the restroom
You ask for a buddy to come with you anywhere
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Post by: Garibaldi on January 21, 2014, 06:41:05 PM
Please refrain from using ASCII text to create wastes of space. Thank you in advance. While creative, it has no place on CAPTalk.
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Post by: SarDragon on January 21, 2014, 08:25:33 PM
Please refrain from using ASCII text to create wastes of space. Thank you in advance. While creative, it has no place on CAPTalk.

Space? Where? How?

The text characters amount to 1,676 bytes. A similar sized JPG (450 px X 450 px) is 34,683 bytes.
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Post by: Garibaldi on January 21, 2014, 11:06:37 PM
It is huge, ungainly, and took me 5 minutes to decipher what it was. Looks like the meme of Picard doing a face palm.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: LSThiker on January 22, 2014, 12:24:36 AM
It is huge, ungainly, and took me 5 minutes to decipher what it was. Looks like the meme of Picard doing a face palm.

It is Picard.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: SilentPhantom on June 03, 2014, 02:38:43 PM
you wake up doing to-the-rear in you sleep. (this happened to me at my basic encampment and I almost fell off the bunk  ;D )
you randomly notice when people have their hair out of regs.
you form a ripple line in the mess hall at school
you constantly have jodies running through you head
you stalk all the people from your basic encampment on Facebook
you don't stop talking about encampment till your next one
you can't stand people who ask you, "Why would you do that?!" when you tell them you just spent a week of your summer at a boot camp for fun
you listen to the songs from your encampment video every day and tear up with nostalgia
you square your corners in public
you have to stop yourself from shouting "YES SIR!" at your teacher when he asks something
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: Garibaldi on June 03, 2014, 02:56:28 PM
you wake up doing to-the-rear in you sleep. (this happened to me at my basic encampment and I almost fell off the bunk  ;D )
you randomly notice when people have their hair out of regs.
you form a ripple line in the mess hall at school
you constantly have jodies running through you head
you stalk all the people from your basic encampment on Facebook
you don't stop talking about encampment till your next one
you can't stand people who ask you, "Why would you do that?!" when you tell them you just spent a week of your summer at a boot camp for fun
you listen to the songs from your encampment video every day and tear up with nostalgia
you square your corners in public
you have to stop yourself from shouting "YES SIR!" at your teacher when he asks something

You refer to the cafeteria at your school as the mess hall.
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: SilentPhantom on June 03, 2014, 03:08:13 PM
you wake up doing to-the-rear in you sleep. (this happened to me at my basic encampment and I almost fell off the bunk  ;D )
you randomly notice when people have their hair out of regs.
you form a ripple line in the mess hall at school
you constantly have jodies running through you head
you stalk all the people from your basic encampment on Facebook
you don't stop talking about encampment till your next one
you can't stand people who ask you, "Why would you do that?!" when you tell them you just spent a week of your summer at a boot camp for fun
you listen to the songs from your encampment video every day and tear up with nostalgia
you square your corners in public
you have to stop yourself from shouting "YES SIR!" at your teacher when he asks something

You refer to the cafeteria at your school as the mess hall.

Yes. It's another sign of having gone to encampment   ;)
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: PHall on June 03, 2014, 09:19:47 PM
you wake up doing to-the-rear in you sleep. (this happened to me at my basic encampment and I almost fell off the bunk  ;D )
you randomly notice when people have their hair out of regs.
you form a ripple line in the mess hall at school
you constantly have jodies running through you head
you stalk all the people from your basic encampment on Facebook
you don't stop talking about encampment till your next one
you can't stand people who ask you, "Why would you do that?!" when you tell them you just spent a week of your summer at a boot camp for fun
you listen to the songs from your encampment video every day and tear up with nostalgia
you square your corners in public
you have to stop yourself from shouting "YES SIR!" at your teacher when he asks something

You refer to the cafeteria at your school as the mess hall DFAC.

FTFY! ;)
Title: Re: You might've gone to Encampment if...
Post by: SilentPhantom on June 03, 2014, 10:40:58 PM
you wake up doing to-the-rear in you sleep. (this happened to me at my basic encampment and I almost fell off the bunk  ;D )
you randomly notice when people have their hair out of regs.
you form a ripple line in the mess hall at school
you constantly have jodies running through you head
you stalk all the people from your basic encampment on Facebook
you don't stop talking about encampment till your next one
you can't stand people who ask you, "Why would you do that?!" when you tell them you just spent a week of your summer at a boot camp for fun
you listen to the songs from your encampment video every day and tear up with nostalgia
you square your corners in public
you have to stop yourself from shouting "YES SIR!" at your teacher when he asks something

You refer to the cafeteria at your school as the mess hall DFAC.

FTFY! ;)

 ;D