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 11 
 on: Yesterday at 11:54:03 AM 
Started by francisderosa16 - Last post by OldGuy
Thank you!

 12 
 on: Yesterday at 11:32:56 AM 
Started by francisderosa16 - Last post by francisderosa16
I'd like to thank you for your volunteer service! To me, your volunteer service, is a great form of serving your country!
Thank you! I'm Happy to be serving by your side!

V/R
Cadet Airman
Francis DeRosa

 13 
 on: Yesterday at 12:44:34 AM 
Started by jfkspotting - Last post by hamburgee
My recommendation: Alpha Alpacas, get a two-person Alpaca suit for them to march around in (just kidding).

 14 
 on: May 25, 2018, 11:57:19 PM 
Started by etodd - Last post by etodd

Since you're an AP SET, and only >1< of the tasks actually requires an airplane, why not just get your people
up to speed and qualified? 

Yes, you need an aircraft for the actual sorties, but that's easy with an A12 or a self-funded, and the rest of the tasks,
especially fam / prep to get them mission ready, can be accomplished in a morning, or at a unit meeting
with anyone who is willing to read the curriculum and prepare themselves for the taskings.

 :clap:

 15 
 on: May 25, 2018, 11:49:47 PM 
Started by jfkspotting - Last post by arajca
Does YOUR wing encampment require one? 

 16 
 on: May 25, 2018, 11:31:00 PM 
Started by jfkspotting - Last post by jfkspotting
Do any of your wing encampments require one? Can anyone offer suggestions?
I am Alpha Flight Sergeant

 17 
 on: May 25, 2018, 10:33:55 PM 
Started by etodd - Last post by Eclipse
Keep running.

There's a difference between "best practice" and "required", and in regards to equipment,
99.999999% of CAP AP missions can be accomplish with a point and shoot or decent cell phone.

Reminds me of SDIS which had like a 10 page instruction manual on how to email a photo, and
basically nothing on taking the pictures.

High resolution photos are nice, but mostly make up for mistakes and poor photos (i.e. you can zoom more, etc.),
but few are the customers who need 25+MP RAW images to tell if a bridge is still in place, how high the water is,
or the track of a tornado (BTDT x3).

They just need clear images that tell the story.

In a perfect CAP world, experienced APs would be the only people with cameras in their hands, in the real world,
it's anyone the IC (or more likley the AOBD) has confidence can get the photos needed.

When the "modern" age of CAP photography started, we were using 1.3 MP cameras with floppy disks (but very good lenses),
and somehow managed to come back with photos that didn't include the curvature of the earth, the struts, or our left eye.

Since you're an AP SET, and only >1< of the tasks actually requires an airplane, why not just get your people
up to speed and qualified? 

Yes, you need an aircraft for the actual sorties, but that's easy with an A12 or a self-funded, and the rest of the tasks,
especially fam / prep to get them mission ready, can be accomplished in a morning, or at a unit meeting
with anyone who is willing to read the curriculum and prepare themselves for the taskings.

 18 
 on: May 25, 2018, 03:17:39 PM 
Started by etodd - Last post by TheSkyHornet
All this does for me is solidify why we have a Cadet Protection Program to begin with, and that, while everyone sighs when the "CPP/CPPT card" is drawn, there's a seriousness to be said about it. And this applies to "Adult Leaders" as well as cadets over 18.

The reality of it is that it's in your backyard, not some theoretical thing that occurs in other organizations.

 19 
 on: May 25, 2018, 03:15:03 PM 
Started by TheSkyHornet - Last post by TheSkyHornet
What impact does this have on CAP?

About as much as it does for the Air Force: none.

I wouldn't say that's accurate necessarily.

CAP has been rewriting its regulations to align itself more toward Air Force practice. For example, the new Cadet Programs regulations and pamphlets are structuring cadet chains of command (e.g., squadron level, Encampment) to a more common Air Force structure (e.g., eliminating "Executive Officers" and developing "Mission Support"). Wings are seeing changes to use the Chief of Staff role rather than Wing XOs.

So I don't know what that would do with the Wing-Group-Squadron structure for CAP, but for individual duty positions, there's an Air Force realignment going on. It's apparently.

Will this affect CAP directly? No. CAP doesn't have mission-specific units (e.g., Medical Squadron, Ground Rescue Squadron, Maintenance Group). But as far as staffing, possibly.

 20 
 on: May 25, 2018, 03:06:03 PM 
Started by etodd - Last post by etodd

Customer: "Hey, thanks Hawaii CAP, these photos are great, they really help out."

If that is truly all that matters ... lets get rid of 90% of the CAP regs and guidelines. Would make life easier and recruiting would be a breeze. I'm all for it.  ;D

(When I started the thread, I actually figured the MS in the back of the plane was probably an AP, but the PAO or whoever wrote the article didn't know and just assumed MS in back seat. Then it was funny the replies I got, so I took it and ran. LOL)

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