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Toth
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« on: April 03, 2017, 02:46:52 PM »

Hello all,

I just wanted to get some opinions about the fact that I'm writing a small book about my experiences in CAP. Mostly what I wanted to ask is if you guys thought I would be violating any regs by writing about my experiences in CAP as long as I avoid anything I shouldn't be talking about for OPSEC. I wanted to write about my time as a cadet because I have mostly moved on in my college and fire service career, but I wanted to leave something about the lessons I've learned and the things I've experienced. Some of you will probably think that writing a book about my experiences is stupid, and that's fine, but I wanted to get your opinions.

Thanks!
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Live2Learn
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 04:02:14 PM »

???  If you want CAP policy, why don't you call HQ and speak with the information office or someone in legal? ???
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Toth
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 04:09:24 PM »

???  If you want CAP policy, why don't you call HQ and speak with the information office or someone in legal? ???

Because I wanted to get some opinions from experienced members of CAP on the idea itself and the reg issue before I go through the hubub of calling national
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Майор Хаткевич
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 04:20:22 PM »

???  If you want CAP policy, why don't you call HQ and speak with the information office or someone in legal? ???

Because I wanted to get some opinions from experienced members of CAP on the idea itself and the reg issue before I go through the hubub of calling national


Every person with an axe to grind, or a fanbog had a blog. No reason you can be stopped or in trouble for factual personal experiences.
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Eclipse
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 05:23:10 PM »

Nothing wrong with memorializing your experiences.

Worry about what can be released after something is written - you can always have your commander review it.

Other then "telling tales out of school", as a cadet, it's not likely you were exposed to anything of a confidential nature,
and your experience might help others.

If a story is important enough, but might embarrass real people, make up new names and places.
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TheSkyHornet
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2017, 12:36:25 PM »

Just make sure you leave that part out about taking sniper fire as the CAP plane landed in hostile territory

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Mordecai
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2017, 03:36:05 PM »

I somehow doubt that you will run into any issues. Consider this book and what the man is writing about for his experiences.

https://www.amazon.com/You-Want-Me-Do-What-ebook/dp/B004FN2DKI
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Майор Хаткевич
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2017, 04:24:06 PM »

Poor example...He had to get that cleared....A lot.
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THRAWN
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2017, 04:56:23 PM »

Poor example...He had to get that cleared....A lot.

Wait,you mean CAP search and rescue isn't a SOF asset? We're part of the total force, aren't we?!!!? I demand equal status!

Seriously though, this has been done a few times and the results are usually pretty good. On some shelf, I have some things written by a former NJ Wing historian that would be akin to the OP's idea. Go for it. Worst that can happen is that nobody reads it....
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2017, 06:17:40 PM »

^^^You mean like the CAP New Parent Guide^^^^^
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Stonewall
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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2017, 07:10:57 AM »

WIWAC a family of CAP members visited my Squadron (late 80's) to promote and sell their book called Satellite Cadet Squadron.. It was a book about their personal experiences in CAP.  I haven't read it in almost 30 years, but I still have my signed copy.

May be worth searching and looking at as a reference.
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