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 on: Yesterday at 09:12:26 PM 
Started by SAREXinNY - Last post by SAREXinNY
There is no option to enter TLC. Probably because the last rev of the original (paper) Form 11 did not have an option to circle for the Training Leaders of Cadets course (which now has/will have a basic, intermediate, and advanced set of sessions).

TLC belongs to Cadet Programs, not Professional Development. Form 11 has never been applicable for TLC.

Really, then how do you guys record completion of TLC? Because we've always done it with a Form 11.

Edit to add:
From the TLC Course Director Handbook
Send completed CAPF 11 to NHQ

The whole TLC debate has been dragging on forever, and it varies from wing to wing, even within the same region. Everyone does it differently. As long as it's done, I don't really care if CP or PD 'owns' it.

 on: Yesterday at 08:41:16 PM 
Started by Mordecai - Last post by capsafety
How can Holiday Safety -- Christmas Trees be a relevant topic for Safety Day?

Safety Day has to be done, per regs, on Jan, Feb, or Mar. Christmas is over by then, unless we are extending it, Puerto Rican style, to Jan 7 -- Magii visit...

Or Kwanzaa...?

Although some people extend that Holida;y to April, not putting down the decorations...

So put something else in its place. No big deal.

How about noise and hearing conservation. taken care of :)

 on: Yesterday at 07:59:45 PM 
Started by dmandrell - Last post by dmandrell
I am interested in what other people are using for an air-band base radio antennas.  I am limited to mounting it in an attic, so size is a factor (and ground plane rods are a pain).  I really like the J-Pole antennas from Arrow Antennas (http://www.arrowantennas.com/sub/jpole.html).  I was going to email them and see what making one for 118-137 Mhz would cost, but also wanted to check for advice on here.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

 on: Yesterday at 07:33:26 PM 
Started by Disenchanted - Last post by Disenchanted
I would like to buy one of the 75th Anniversary CAP Challenge Coins that was sold by Vanguard.  I'm not talking about the Cadet Programs
75th Anniversary Coin or the Gold Coin.  I missed out on buying one at the time.

 on: Yesterday at 07:18:31 PM 
Started by Mordecai - Last post by Luis R. Ramos
How can Holiday Safety -- Christmas Trees be a relevant topic for Safety Day?

Safety Day has to be done, per regs, on Jan, Feb, or Mar. Christmas is over by then, unless we are extending it, Puerto Rican style, to Jan 7 -- Magii visit...

Or Kwanzaa...?

Although some people extend that Holida;y to April, not putting down the decorations...

 on: Yesterday at 06:12:01 PM 
Started by Mordecai - Last post by capsafety
If you are looking for ideas for the Safety Stand Down think about some of these.

Squadron Level - Activities the squadron may be doing at the time or have planned in the near future.
a) PT Tests
b) Any activities such as a ground team training, first aid training, conditions associated with such.
c) Local hazards such as insects in the area that can cause harm if bitten by one of them. (Hobo Spiders, Brown Recluse, and Black Widows for example)
d) Frostbite from cold weather activities.

Group/Wing Level Activities
a) SAREX Planning
b) Risk Management Practices
c) The use of the buddy system.
d) Encampment preparation.

General Awareness for:
a) Hazardous Communications / Chemical Exposure
b) The use of Fire Extinguishers
c) Holiday Safety (Christmas Trees)
d) Vehicle Emergency Kits

There are tons of resources both within CAP and outside of CAP that would make great topics.

 on: Yesterday at 06:00:33 PM 
Started by Picy3 - Last post by TheSkyHornet
When I was a squadron CC I chose to delegate board chair and promotion authority to the CDC.  They knew the cadets better than me and if a cadet was not getting promoted then there was a level of appeal if the cadet or parents disagreed. If I was on the board then the next step up would be the Group CC and I really didn't want to involve Group in any cadet promotion issues.

Uh, the Group CC should not be involved in that discussion.

CAPR 52-16, 5-2(a):
The unit commander is the approving authority for all achievements and awards.

 on: Yesterday at 05:56:26 PM 
Started by Lemondyde - Last post by TheSkyHornet
What are you registered as on your eServices/personnel profile, if you know? If you are listed as a male, and that's all anyone may really know just from reading your file (say, at Encampment, or even at the home unit obviously) until told otherwise, then you would be assumed to meet the uniform standards of your profile gender.

I find it odd that your command staff would not have been privy to this, perhaps just on the notion that your file would list a gender (male or female), and that you would immediately fall into the category of that gender listed. Nobody would really know otherwise unless it was brought up. So if you're listed as a male, and decided to grow your hair out, I can see where it would be assumed that you would meet male standards as a male cadet (as they knew it). Now, if your profile said male, but they were informed that you are transgender, then I would assume there either would have been a discussion with you (and/or parent), and this addressed early on in your membership.

Now, your personal life isn't really the business of anyone on here or anyone else in your unit for that matter (and others may disagree; personal opinions of the subject of transgenderism should not dictate this discussion). So what I would have expected, as a Deputy Commander for Cadets, is that you would be registered as a cadet under your identifying gender, and I likely would have heard from my Commander, Recruiting Officer, Personnel Officer, or directly from your parent, and all of this would have been squared away upon entry.

The discussion with the unit could just have been coincidental in the timing of the Non-Discrimination discussion that units are supposed to have once a year, or it could have been due to your case. You could always discuss this with your unit leadership.

As an Airman Basic, I can only assume you are fairly new to CAP, and your unit. Do you know if this was discussed with your Commander when you joined? Also, is your hair in accordance with the standards for the gender in which you identify, to include, if female, proper styling of longer hair?

 on: Yesterday at 05:42:09 PM 
Started by Mordecai - Last post by TheSkyHornet
Character Development can go hand-in-hand with safety, granted you have the senior members involved somehow as well. I would consider Drug Demand Reduction to have a role in both Character Development and Safety Education, as well as the Wingman/Battle Buddy concept.

So there is some crossover if it works.

I think this is more one of those integrity cases. It's hard to prove that the Safety Day really stuck to the intent of it. That's where documenting it on a training schedule makes sure it's understood across the unit that this is how the unit structures its Safety Day (these classes, at these times, and these instructors).

Your Safety Officer does not need to be the person teaching these classes, and really shouldn't be. These are great opportunities to get cadets involved in stepping up (both in planning and execution), as well as other senior members. The Safety Officer should oversee the coordination of the plan and facilitate discussions, but should not do all of the heavy lifting and running the show.

 on: Yesterday at 04:30:46 PM 
Started by Mordecai - Last post by Eclipse
My guess is that CD in his case meant Character Development.

Even that would marginal unless it's a safety-related CDI, maybe the online one.

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