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AkFinesse
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« on: December 17, 2017, 04:54:31 PM »

Hello I am a Noob (I just promoted to Airman First class) but I have a question why do civil Air patrol cadets wear real army uniforms? My friends dad says itís embarrassing to see kids doing that since they arenít even in the army and donít wear the right color boots and name tapes? Why do we do that?

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MrsRoe
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 05:05:13 PM »

But youíve been to encampment?


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AkFinesse
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 05:06:33 PM »

Nope but I have friends who have
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MrsRoe
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2017, 05:09:31 PM »

I ask because youíve commented previously that you have so Iím wondering why youíre getting the Air force and Army confused and I do assume you have heard the words auxiliary Air Force used. The name tapes and boots arenít the ďwrongĒ color. They are specifically done that way so you can visually tell that Cadets arenít airman and so no one can walk around acting like they are. Iím sorry ďyour friends dadĒ thinks itís embarrassing. My family takes great pride in wearing the CAP uniform and wearing it well. Especially when theyíre out there responding to desperate people after tornadoes have ravaged us or while training for skills that will be invaluable throughout life. 


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MrsRoe
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2017, 05:10:38 PM »

Arenít*


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AkFinesse
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2017, 05:11:55 PM »

When is the last time youíre family member has responded to a devastated someone in desperate need of help?
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SarDragon
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2017, 05:13:01 PM »

I detect a hint of bogosity here. PCR-CA-006 is CAWG Group 7 HQ.
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Dave Bowles
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MrsRoe
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2017, 05:13:02 PM »



Iím sorry. I assumed because 7 months ago you posted this.


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MrsRoe
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2017, 05:13:45 PM »

Several times this year in fact. But that isnít the point.


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MrsRoe
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2017, 05:20:53 PM »

I detect a hint of bogosity here. PCR-CA-006 is CAWG Group 7 HQ.

I JUST now realized you could see which unit people say theyre in. I've spent a year trying to figure out how people knew we were TX wing lol
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AkFinesse
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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2017, 05:22:20 PM »

That 7m stands for 7 minutes lol. And what Heroes I will have to wear my uniform more proudly so I can do that as well!
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MrsRoe
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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2017, 05:32:31 PM »

lol
My mistake on the "7m".  My points remains.
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Just a new SM and mom of a CAP kid trying to figure it out one acronym at a time
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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2017, 05:37:29 PM »

Hi, AK.


My immediate family members (Cadets) responded with their unit to a tornado DR mission this past February (and actual missing aircraft missions in the past several years). Members from all over my Groups responded to DR missions all over the southeast in the past quarter. That included one aircrew which included a fully qualified MO aircrewman who is a fine Cadet.


While doing so, some of our members (who meet requirements to do so set by the actual Air Force) wear USAF style uniforms. Not "real army uniforms" as you say, and not even "real Air Force uniforms" but an approved, distinctly different version because that is what the Air Force has approved for us to wear. So, in context, if we are wearing the approved CAP military style uniforms PROPERLY (and not mixing civilian clothes, and meeting haircut and grooming and height/weight standards) we are absolutely wearing an Air Force (again - NOT ARMY) approved uniform.


Hope that helps, AKFinesse. Best wishes in your cadet career.


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etodd
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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2017, 05:40:26 PM »

I detect a hint of bogosity here. PCR-CA-006 is CAWG Group 7 HQ.

I JUST now realized you could see which unit people say theyre in. I've spent a year trying to figure out how people knew we were TX wing lol

You can delete your location or Squadron in your settings here if you want to be anonymous. Kind of late now though. LOL
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MrsRoe
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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2017, 05:42:26 PM »

I detect a hint of bogosity here. PCR-CA-006 is CAWG Group 7 HQ.

I JUST now realized you could see which unit people say theyre in. I've spent a year trying to figure out how people knew we were TX wing lol

You can delete your location or Squadron in your settings here if you want to be anonymous. Kind of late now though. LOL

Thanks. I don't mind at all. I just am not forum savvy and thought it was crazy that everyone knew I was in TX
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celluloidsamurai
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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2017, 08:16:31 AM »

This IS the uniform authorized by the Us Air Force for Civil Air Patrol.  The Air Force considers CAP an auxiliary and members as Airman (albeit extended family).
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Fester
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« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2018, 01:51:00 AM »



Iím sorry. I assumed because 7 months ago you posted this.


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I find it disappointing that you, a Senior Member, is "calling out" this cadet in this manner.  What positive impact will this make on this cadet?
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SarDragon
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« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2018, 02:04:06 AM »

And somehow this missed getting locked.

Well, now it is.

Click.
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Dave Bowles
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