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General Discussion => Membership => Topic started by: NABodie on October 11, 2018, 12:44:22 AM

Title: Rejoining after a 36 year lapse
Post by: NABodie on October 11, 2018, 12:44:22 AM
Looks like Ya'll changed some stuff while I was gone.  I've been looking around in here as a guest for a little while now.  After checking with National, who has no record of my past service, looks like I'll pretty much be starting from scratch.  I sent in a few encampment certificates and a copy of my Mitchell, but most everything I earned has been lost over the years and through the moves.  I have many fond memories of my cadet days and am looking forward to starting a new adventure with my son.
Best regards,
N. A. Bodie
Title: Re: Rejoining after a 36 year lapse
Post by: BraveRifles19D on October 11, 2018, 12:51:34 AM
You can enter in your old awards into eservices and your squadron commander can approve them.

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Title: Re: Rejoining after a 36 year lapse
Post by: NABodie on October 11, 2018, 12:55:31 AM
I sent what I had to National with the application, Waiting to see what they credit me with from the information I sent in.
Title: Re: Rejoining after a 36 year lapse
Post by: Color Guard Rifleman on October 11, 2018, 12:59:02 AM
Welcome Back! The hazing rules weren't as big a deal then as they are now. Hope you can make more fond memories!   :clap:
Title: Re: Rejoining after a 36 year lapse
Post by: OldGuy on October 11, 2018, 01:12:21 AM
If you earned your Earhart or Eaker or Spaatz, they will be in the archived copies of the national news, and can help get you jump started.
Title: Re: Rejoining after a 36 year lapse
Post by: NABodie on October 11, 2018, 01:22:01 AM
If you earned your Earhart or Eaker or Spaatz, they will be in the archived copies of the national news, and can help get you jump started.

I made LT. Col. as a Cadet but couldn't find my Earhart, don't remember there being an Eaker back then.
Title: Re: Rejoining after a 36 year lapse
Post by: arajca on October 11, 2018, 01:31:23 AM
The Eaker did not exist then. See if the folks running the CAPNews (the olde monthly newspaper) archives can dig out your listing. If you can narrow it down to a six month window, it'll be much easier to find. They were able to dig up mine from 1981. I sent the image they sent in to National and National accepted it as proof of receiving the Earhart.
Title: Re: Rejoining after a 36 year lapse
Post by: NABodie on October 11, 2018, 02:19:33 AM
The Eaker did not exist then. See if the folks running the CAPNews (the olde monthly newspaper) archives can dig out your listing. If you can narrow it down to a six month window, it'll be much easier to find. They were able to dig up mine from 1981. I sent the image they sent in to National and National accepted it as proof of receiving the Earhart.

Great idea, how would I get in touch with them?
Title: Re: Rejoining after a 36 year lapse
Post by: arajca on October 11, 2018, 02:54:48 AM
Either through the Historian or Public Affairs folks. I forget which I used 17 years ago.
Title: Re: Rejoining after a 36 year lapse
Post by: jb3 on October 11, 2018, 10:20:14 AM
Welcome back. Although so much of the program has changed, at its core CAP is still the same. And with the internet you will be caught up in no time at all.
Title: Re: Rejoining after a 36 year lapse
Post by: JacobAnn on October 11, 2018, 11:42:43 AM
Hoping it is a wonderful experience for both you and your son.  Welcome back!
Title: Re: Rejoining after a 36 year lapse
Post by: OldGuy on October 11, 2018, 01:01:47 PM
I did a Google search for bodie earhart capnews and found a number of entries that might fit.

See https://history.cap.gov/files/original/e8a2cfa2a4f634db314589655aa6a926.pdf for a Mitchell with that last name.
Title: Re: Rejoining after a 36 year lapse
Post by: NABodie on October 11, 2018, 03:29:24 PM
I did a Google search for bodie earhart capnews and found a number of entries that might fit.

See https://history.cap.gov/files/original/e8a2cfa2a4f634db314589655aa6a926.pdf for a Mitchell with that last name.

Wow, Thanks!  That Mitchell Award is my older brothers, mine was from the early 80's
Title: Re: Rejoining after a 36 year lapse
Post by: OldGuy on October 11, 2018, 07:53:50 PM
I did a Google search for bodie earhart capnews and found a number of entries that might fit.

See https://history.cap.gov/files/original/e8a2cfa2a4f634db314589655aa6a926.pdf for a Mitchell with that last name.

Wow, Thanks!  That Mitchell Award is my older brothers, mine was from the early 80's
We share a similar history - my older brother had his Mitchell, probably 1967 - mine was 1976. Now I rejoined after a long, long lapse because my son is back in as an adult. Too much fun. (If you want guidance on the path forward regards PD and ES feel free to PM me.)
Title: Re: Rejoining after a 36 year lapse
Post by: NABodie on October 12, 2018, 12:46:56 AM
Hoping it is a wonderful experience for both you and your son.  Welcome back!

Thanks!

Welcome back. Although so much of the program has changed, at its core CAP is still the same. And with the internet you will be caught up in no time at all.

Looking forward to it!