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 on: Today at 01:20:06 PM 
Started by ozone - Last post by LATORRECA
Ozone
 What you need?

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 on: Today at 01:19:09 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by Spam
Spam? Whyaaaat?  someone called me?

I'm currently in Europe for some DoD rotary wing DVE testing (fog, snow, and ice degraded visual environment), and they are serving the engineers and pilots these wonderful German doughnuts called "Krapfen", filled with like 9 kinds of fruit filling. YUM. Apparently they're a traditional part of the annual Fasching lent festival (Karneval - this week until next Tuesday, which is fat Tuesday).  If we eat any more, we'll have to redo all our weight and balance calcs.

Punch "faschingskrapfen" into google, and look at the images. Wow.

Hagebuttenkrapfen
 Zwetschgenkrapfen
 Eierlikörkrapfen
 Schokoladen-Nougatkrapfen
 Himbeerkrapfen
 Cappuccinokrapfen
 Champagnerkrapfen
The list goes on...



Very Respectfully,
Spam

(urp!)



 3 
 on: Today at 01:12:27 PM 
Started by PatrickHall603 - Last post by Lord of the North
Agreed!!!  :clap: :clap:
What we have now is a direct result of each area, communications, cadet program, chaplains, etc., wanting to create a one-stop directive on all things about their programs. 

This has been building for years and I still don't see anything that says that will change and I've been watching for almost 50 years. 

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 on: Today at 12:58:45 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by AlphaSigOU

The local donut shops pretty much have the market cornered.

As they should. No matter what part of the country. Regional preferences are important. The Applebeeization and McDonaldsizing of America takes away from the novelty of regional specialties.


Although SuckDonald's in Hay-waii and Goo-am (misspelling intentional ;) ) does offer regional specialties not available anywhere else: their Local Deluxe breakfast (steamed rice, scrambled eggs, Portuguese sausage and Spam), Spam Egg McMuffin and McSaimin (doesn't come close to real saimin), along with the occasional taro and coconut pies. Booger Kink has a similar local kine menu. (Not on Kwaj - the Booger Kink there does nt do breakfast.)

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 on: Today at 12:58:45 PM 
Started by capmaj - Last post by kwe1009
Most professional and many amateur sports use a similar model.  Just look at the NCAA men's basketball tournament getting ready to start next month.  Some conferences will have 3 or more teams.  Most of these conferences also hold a tournament to decide their champion so now you have a situation where a conference can have a regular season champion, tournament champion and both lose to another member of their conference who goes on a run and wins the national championship.

I don't mind having 2 teams at each level since NHQ did away with drill team.  It gives more cadets an opportunity to compete.  I really wish that NHQ would put more emphasis on drill time as that is one of the best tools to build these cadets up and get them working together.

As of today, there is so little information available on process, procedures, and dates, I don't understand
how there can be an expectation that this will be anything but a Safety Dance from end-to-end.

None of the websites have been updated, a lot of wings don't have their own comps (let alone teams)
set for location or date, and the same goes for regions. 

I'm not sure what websites you are looking at for information but this site has had the information for NCC posted since at least October.  https://www.capmembers.com/cadet_programs/activities/national_cadet_competition/

My wing and region have done a pretty good job of advertising for the past few months.  Can't speak for others.

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 on: Today at 12:23:57 PM 
Started by capmaj - Last post by Eclipse
What you're seeing is the result of a hastily thrown together program that doesn't have enough
interest or participation to make it a viable "competition" in most wings, thus the allowance for
2 teams per wing at RCCs and 2 per Region at NCC.

As of today, there is so little information available on process, procedures, and dates, I don't understand
how there can be an expectation that this will be anything but a Safety Dance from end-to-end.

None of the websites have been updated, a lot of wings don't have their own comps (let alone teams)
set for location or date, and the same goes for regions. 

This is supposed to lead up to a National Competition in >JUNE<.  That's three months for something
which as of now has no plan, budgets, information, or even participants or locations.

Granted, you never get anywhere if you don't start, but for something on this scale to have any chance of even
marginal success it needs at least a year to plan, train and budget, not to mention deconflicting with
other activities like encampments, NCSAs, etc.  It's all the same people doing everything, and with membership
at near historical lows, there simply aren't the people around to focus on this at the level it needs to be without sacrificing
mission-centric activities.

As mentioned in other threads, the bare minimum time needed to function at QCUA level now eats the entirety of the minimum
contact hours most squadrons have - you can't sacrifice too many meetings to "marching up and down the square" at competition level,
nor can many units afford to allow a CG team plus the seniors to peel off and disconnect from normal meetings without
impacting their progression. If a given unit has enough people interested that they can schedule additional
practices and meetings outside normal squadron functions, good on them, but that's not the norm in may units that are just
hanging on and getting it done.

In regards to the below...

1) Send the message to the Region champions that " Yes, you won. But you have to now have a 'do-over' in which you again compete against a team you already beat", and.....

You simply acknowledge that regions are selecting champions, and under the current system each region will send two teams who may or may not have had
equal scores in the RCC but represent the region equally at the next level.  The telling is easy, getting cadets to understand this will take
strong leadership and confident emphasis on what is actually important in the NCC (hint, it's not the trophy).

Perhaps you don't crown a "champion", per se you award representative teams the chance to advance, and like a NASCAR
racing team, being first is great, but you're also there to advance and support each other and as long as one or the other
from the Wing / Region advances, that's a "win". "A little bit of Shake and a little bit of Bake..."

It's entirely possible, and even likely that the RCC teams from a respective region will be from the same Wing.  Same thing at that level,
knowing full well that at the wings, coming up with two actual viable teams will be difficult enough, and there will be no need for "competition"
for the RCC slots.  In that case, in stead of a wing-level competition, there should be a wing-level training day to prepare both teams for RCC.

Same again goes if the region can't come up with more then two teams for NCC.


2) Create a scenario in which a Region winner would lose to the other Region participant, thereby creating the question of who is the actual champion! In the extreme, you could see a situation in which Team A beats Team B at Region. Team A then loses to Team B at Nationals. Team B then goes on to win the national championship. So then you have Team A as the Region champs and Team B as the National champs. So who is the champion!!

The champion is who(m?)ever wins that day.  Easy-peasy.  Not much different from when a Region Squadron of Distinction isn't the Squadron of Merit from that same wing.
It is what it is, just make sure that everyone knows the score going in.

And I agree this is likely to happen, since the wings where NCC is still a "thing" are going to fair much better against those where iy's a non-factor.

Anyone have any insight into the logic/reason for this type of setup?

See above - Desire to restart the program without the infrastructure in place to support it.

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 on: Today at 11:44:46 AM 
Started by capmaj - Last post by capmaj
So apparently it has been decided at NHQ to allow each Region to send multiple teams to the National CG competition. This apparently is based on Nationals interest in increasing the number of cadets who participate. The Region winning team and the second place team both go to the national team and compete against the other Region teams and each other !

My question is, (perhaps to some of our CP gurus) doesn't this.....

1) Send the message to the Region champions that " Yes, you won. But you have to now have a 'do-over' in which you again compete against a team you already beat", and.....

2) Create a scenario in which a Region winner would lose to the other Region participant, thereby creating the question of who is the actual champion! In the extreme, you could see a situation in which Team A beats Team B at Region. Team A then loses to Team B at Nationals. Team B then goes on to win the national championship. So then you have Team A as the Region champs and Team B as the National champs. So who is the champion!!

Anyone have any insight into the logic/reason for this type of setup?

 8 
 on: Today at 10:58:26 AM 
Started by LSW - Last post by Flying Pig
Based on my training and more... my experience.... bullet entry wounds for the most part, are actually fairly small.  If its a rifle projectile, the entry wound will be the least of your concerns.  Overall its just someone looking for the WOW factor trying to be Trauma Tim by dazzling everyone by pulling out a tampon.  If you are going to purposely make the effort to carry the wrong equipment, take the same effort and carry the right equipment. 

 9 
 on: Today at 10:30:45 AM 
Started by LSW - Last post by Luis R. Ramos
The last post on this thread before McDaddy resurrected it recently was the issue of Toxic Shock Syndrome on the victim created by the added chemical junk on the tampons.

Do you want to put the health of the victim you are treating at risk by your treatment?


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 on: Today at 09:59:25 AM 
Started by PatrickHall603 - Last post by kwe1009
So, as usual, if you don't like what one directives states, just look around in the directives for something you do like.

If only there was some readily available, simple to use system for sharing documents between subject matter experts
to insure there were no inconsistencies or contradictions...

Well in this case the easiest thing would be for all of the awards to just be in a single regulation instead of sprinkled over numerous regulations.  At least say "for award criteria refer to CAPR XX instead of duplicating verbage across multiple regulations and then forgetting to update all of the other documents that had the duplicate info.  But that probably makes too much sense...

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