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 on: Today at 02:51:39 AM 
Started by Ethan Larsen - Last post by SarDragon
Do you know what the regs are for the es patch placement? Is it 1/2 inch above the silver lettering on the name tape?

See my post above. Did you check them out?

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 on: Today at 01:48:42 AM 
Started by Ethan Larsen - Last post by Ethan Larsen
I feel like I have seen people around wearing it on the ABUs...
Yeah, that's not allowed per the ICL. Some people missed that, even in the first days of the ABU in CAP (not to give any grief to the guy who did it, it was an honest mistake and I remember hearing that he removed it):

Do you know what the regs are for the es patch placement? Is it 1/2 inch above the silver lettering on the name tape?

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 on: Today at 12:46:21 AM 
Started by FNelson - Last post by LSThiker
21 November 17. Registration opens in nine days for the 2018 NESA program, and the information has not been updated in the NESA website,

Did you not read the last post?  The NESA application is completed separate from the NCSA applications.  Thus, it does NOT open in 9 days.  To apply for NESA, you will go to eServices, click on Operations, click on NESA Main Menu.  This is where you will apply for NESA once the activity opens for applications.  As stated earlier, it won't typically open until sometime closer to January.  So cool your jets and information will be forth coming when the school releases.

I understand about vacation planning, but the NESA directors are most assuredly trying to get that information finalized and released. 

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 on: Yesterday at 11:57:30 PM 
Started by FNelson - Last post by Eclipse
Certainly these dates are planned years in advance.
They aren't, at least not beyond the general sense of the months they traditionally occur.

I've been involved in planning an encampment that has occurred the "last two weekends of April" for 27 years (my involvement about 15),
and literally every year we have to request the dates, the very generous venue has to get them approved, and sometimes
move us around, and because of the transient nature of military personnel, a lot of times it's new people every year.

We're incredibly grateful for everything they do for us, but these facilities generally operate at the whim of
world events and service-training ops tempo. That's how it works when you're a guest.

Does anyone have insight into why this information is not updated and posted well in advance to allow members time to plan activity attendance?

In a lot of cases, CAP is the lowest priority on anyone's list, literally behind drill weekends, ORIs,
and any of 100 other planned and unplanned things that the Commander of a military facility
has to deal with, and it's touch and go many times to be granted access at all.

Which is worse? Setting a date well in advance that winds up being wrong, outside the control of the activity coordinators,
or waiting until they can be more sure?

All three of the events you mentioned are for-profit enterprises, Coachella is $429 a person, not including lodging and meals. 
Onsite lodging (in a tent), which includes breakfast and a "snack", is $4,250 per person.

Want NESA to be $1000-1500? Hold it at a for-profit venue and stay in a hotel, then you can book well in advance, and maybe even use Priceline!
It's going to be at least $2k for meals and lodging, plus the cost of the venue and instructors, etc.

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 on: Yesterday at 11:52:44 PM 
Started by jfkspotting - Last post by Trenzalorian
Going back to the original topic, I'll throw in my 2 pence and change.

Granted I haven't been to NYWG Encampment for a couple years, grade is a non-issue for cadets. When I was a Flight Sergeant (Charlie Colts!) as a Chief, I had an 18 year old Chief that was a few weeks out from Marine Boot. He turned out to be one of the most respectful and amazing cadets in the group, and I'm sure he'd have been just the same had he not been a Chief. His grade was a non-issue, and he wasn't pushy with the other cadets, and certainly didn't pull rank on his fellow cadets. He helped those who were newer to the program, and accepted my guidance in how to correct some bad habits.

I hope to see you at the 2018 NYWG Encampment! It'll be a blast, and don't worry too much about anything. All you can do is your best, so keep doing that. (Though we will push you to go beyond what you think you can do!)

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 on: Yesterday at 10:23:52 PM 
Started by FNelson - Last post by Lead/Lag Hinge
21 November 17. Registration opens in nine days for the 2018 NESA program, and the information has not been updated in the NESA website, including information such as course dates (I have rough idea of the dates, but nothing official), in order to plan attendance and real job vacation time. Certainly these dates are planned years in advance. Coachella, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, HAI HeliExpo -- these event dates are published years in advance.

Does anyone have insight into why this information is not updated and posted well in advance to allow members time to plan activity attendance?

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 on: Yesterday at 09:19:58 PM 
Started by Talenne@gmail.com - Last post by darkmatter
Be warned some times seniors will sometimes stall a cadets promotion. They can do it with over nit picking minor things that a cadet is trying to work on to hold off promotions. Depending on who you are trend lightly some seniors don't like being called out. I know it nearly costed me my cadet career. Now it's my senior member mission to not let this stuff happen to other cadet and to see they get promotion they have earned.

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 on: Yesterday at 07:20:19 PM 
Started by FNelson - Last post by CadetFriesen
My experience is having graduated from UPT recently and currently in the Viper pipeline. I knew tons of people in different classes who had hundreds of private hours. Some did well, some did not. There was no significant difference between the average of their performance and the average performance of the individuals with little to no hours. Flying in UPT is very different then flying a Cessna around the pattern.

Sure, get some hours to get a foot in the door. There is nothing wrong with that. However, the Air Force cares more about grades and being a solid helpful person then any amount of hours.

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 on: Yesterday at 05:52:07 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by LSThiker
Is it displaying oddly for anyone else?

Looks correct to me.

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 on: Yesterday at 05:50:40 PM 
Started by Talenne@gmail.com - Last post by abdsp51
If a cadet has completed all requirements for promotion, passed drill test, pt, aced both exams, mentors new cadets, is one of the few active cadets and attends all events as well as wing events when they can afford to, how long can the Cadet Senior Commander delay hitting the promotion button in e services. It is after sixty days and the cadet was advised they did not need to do a pass and review because of their active involvement.

What is a pass and review????? This is usually a drill item...  Can you clarify? 
 
This question has been brushed off by local chain of command.  The senior commander is also insisting the Wright Brothers certificate comes from National headquarters when it clearly states the squadron prints from eservices in CAP documentation.   I have searched the CAP manuals I have downloaded and can find nothing on pending promotions.

Brushed off by who?  Leadership Officer? Deputy Commander for Cadets? Squadron Commander?

I am not the cadet but am an advocate on their behalf.  The cadet worked very hard to make Technical Sergeant before the Encampment Staff deadline.  Is there any written policy that more clearly defines this situation.

And to whom are you in relation to the cadet?  To many "advocates" tend to be the cadet themselves, another cadet or a parent who doesn't want to say that is who they are and generally only provide details to make themselves look good.  If you are not the cadet in question, or the cadets parents this really isn't something you should be concerned with. 

To answer you're overall question if all requirements have been complete IE:

1) Leadership Test
2) AE Test
3) PT Test
4) Comprehensive test (If a milestone achievement)
5) Promotion board (based on a CAPF50 for specific level)

Then there should be no delay unless the reasoning is there and it was documented on the CAPF50 as to why the cadet will not be promoted.  You claim to have searched the regs and manuals yet the process is spelled out as to what is needed for a cadet to promote. 

If you are the cadet in question or a parent you need to talk to the CC and ask why.  If nothing then you move up to the GP.  But best have your ducks in a row and documented prior to going up. 

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