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 on: Yesterday at 11:29:23 PM 
Started by Cebman21 - Last post by LATORRECA
NCSA at Parris Island I bet is enough to do in the Island. 😈😈😈😈

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 on: Yesterday at 11:20:37 PM 
Started by Devil Doc - Last post by LATORRECA
Es klingt schattig und riecht wie Scheiße

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 on: Yesterday at 11:02:05 PM 
Started by almostspaatz - Last post by Eclipse
It's the little successes and surprises that make life worth living - you must now climb the mount and proclaim this
discovery to all...

...but remember "Marconi's Law of Attribution"

First telling - Acknowledge the source.

Second telling - "It was a collaboration."

Third telling - "I found it years ago."

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 on: Yesterday at 10:50:05 PM 
Started by almostspaatz - Last post by almostspaatz
I received my 5th CAP ID card in the mail yesterday, but that night I learned a helpful lesson from a C/Amn in my unit. Apparently, there are 3 little button holes on the small side of the AF tie to prevent it from moving around. You'd think after a few years of wearing one of these I would have noticed that before I spotted a 12-year-old C/Amn taking advantage of this feature...

"If you start out dumb enough, you can learn something new every day."

Anyway, that gave me a good laugh last night.  :D

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 on: Yesterday at 10:20:30 PM 
Started by whatevah - Last post by saltysafetyofficer
Hi I'm C/SSgt Miller and i'm new to cap talk.

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 on: Yesterday at 05:20:14 PM 
Started by DadOscarMike - Last post by Eclipse
They come on a PT day, and they have to stand there and watch PT and not participate. They come on a drill day, and it's boring.

Guess what: cadets already in CAP feel exactly the same. If cadets spend 2 hours doing drill, they're bored. If a visitor watches 2 hours of drill, they're bored. It goes hand-in-hand.

If you have to explain to a visitor, "I swear, not every meeting is like this," you're doing something wrong, because you subjected your current members to a "meeting like this."

I think people fail to remember that membership has two components: Recruiting AND Retention. Okay, you got them in the door. Now, how are you going to get them to stay?

Excellent points - last night we had three cadets who showed up as visitors last minute, two were friends of cadets who were also very new.

After announcements, a short video on rocketry, and one promotion, they went outside and did some general drill (guests as well), then our senior NCO held a uniform inspection
(which admittedly took too long) while our Flight CC took his Earhart online test.

The cadets broke up into two groups, one participating in a LAG, the others making up an element for a practical drill test, then the evening concluded with CDI, followed by
any number of ad hoc conversations about a number of things as members needed (we get shooed right at 2100 by the airport).

Sounds like too much drill, but it was a lot of moving pieces and spirit with a lot accomplished for several cadets.

Seniors meanwhile held a Finance meeting and prepped the docs for a few things (while also whining about discussing whatever was handy as always).

It always amazes me how short the meetings are and how much we can get done, even though it's never enough time for everything we'd like to do.

The last few meetings have had a lot of energy, which to me is infectious and would serve us well for guests, regardless of what we're actually doing.

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 on: Yesterday at 05:06:02 PM 
Started by DadOscarMike - Last post by TheSkyHornet
I think the squadron you described is all too common these days. I'm not sure what the percentages are as to how many squadrons operate that way, but it seems like it's fairly regular.

We always encourage folks to visit at least for a month. It never fails that visitors show up on either PT day and get to see folks running the mile and doing pushups, or they come on drill day and all they see is marching.  Or one of those organizational business meeting type days, where yes, its mostly the CC talking over things. LOL

If I see a visitor coming in on one of those days, I try to get to them quickly and talk about our monthly schedule and how every meeting is different and some days are more fun (Aerospace) than others, so please visit several times.

They come on a PT day, and they have to stand there and watch PT and not participate. They come on a drill day, and it's boring.

Guess what: cadets already in CAP feel exactly the same. If cadets spend 2 hours doing drill, they're bored. If a visitor watches 2 hours of drill, they're bored. It goes hand-in-hand.

If you have to explain to a visitor, "I swear, not every meeting is like this," you're doing something wrong, because you subjected your current members to a "meeting like this."

I think people fail to remember that membership has two components: Recruiting AND Retention. Okay, you got them in the door. Now, how are you going to get them to stay?

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 on: Yesterday at 04:41:25 PM 
Started by capsafety - Last post by Eclipse
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/pointing-and-calling-japan-trains

An interesting article about the Safety culture in Japan on their rail system.



"Known in Japanese as shisa kanko, pointing-and-calling works on the principle of associating one’s tasks with physical movements and vocalizations to prevent errors by “raising the consciousness levels of workers”—according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan. Rather than rely on a worker’s eyes or habit alone, each step in a given task is reinforced physically and audibly to ensure the step is both complete and accurate."

This requires at least some modicum of positive attention to complete, moving the act from "habit" to " action".

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 on: Yesterday at 04:27:35 PM 
Started by Devil Doc - Last post by Luis R. Ramos
About your "Porque?" and "Margarine" jokes, I remembered the following.

If you want to pronounce "Mantequilla" or "Butter" in correct Spanish, just say in English "Meant to Kill Ya."

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 on: Yesterday at 03:17:04 PM 
Started by futura - Last post by Chappie
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