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General Discussion => Membership => Topic started by: Simplex on November 27, 2018, 07:38:39 PM

Title: 20 and out
Post by: Simplex on November 27, 2018, 07:38:39 PM
It's been quite a ride. Like anything else in life, good times and bad times, but mostly good. Met lots of great people a few who'll be friends for life. This forum has been great, I've learned a lot. Thanks to those who participate especially those 'old salts' who chime in with a wealth of knowledge. You can imagine my excitement when my retirement packet arrived from NHQ.  I opened it and first to be pulled out was the very nice certificate, name, grade and dates of service all signed by the CAP Commander. Beside the fact that there was a crease running across the certificate at a 45 degree angle it was impressive. It looked liked it slipped off a desk and someone grabbed it and bent it in half was a minor thing. Next came the retirement letter, addressed to me with name rank and mailing address, but it was dated a year ago 31 Oct 2017 and the salutation began Dear Colonel (I'm/was a Major) Somebody Else, thank you for your years of service etc. Next the copy of my CAPF 2A all stamped with date/time received with the CAP Seal down in the lower left hand corner. But the stamp was over inked and dribbled across the bottom of the form. The wife said 'send it back', no I said,  I'll keep it as is. That about sums it up. So long everyone, keep your airspeed up. Simplex, out!
Title: Re: 20 and out
Post by: Eclipse on November 27, 2018, 07:51:37 PM
This wins the "most CAP thing" for Nov 2018.

Good on 'ye for the 20, enjoy your guilt-free weekends.
Title: Re: 20 and out
Post by: shuman14 on November 27, 2018, 08:07:49 PM
Wow.  :(
Title: Re: 20 and out
Post by: NIN on November 27, 2018, 08:39:39 PM
It's been quite a ride. Like anything else in life, good times and bad times, but mostly good. Met lots of great people a few who'll be friends for life. This forum has been great, I've learned a lot. Thanks to those who participate especially those 'old salts' who chime in with a wealth of knowledge. You can imagine my excitement when my retirement packet arrived from NHQ.  I opened it and first to be pulled out was the very nice certificate, name, grade and dates of service all signed by the CAP Commander. Beside the fact that there was a crease running across the certificate at a 45 degree angle it was impressive. It looked liked it slipped off a desk and someone grabbed it and bent it in half was a minor thing. Next came the retirement letter, addressed to me with name rank and mailing address, but it was dated a year ago 31 Oct 2017 and the salutation began Dear Colonel (I'm/was a Major) Somebody Else, thank you for your years of service etc. Next the copy of my CAPF 2A all stamped with date/time received with the CAP Seal down in the lower left hand corner. But the stamp was over inked and dribbled across the bottom of the form. The wife said 'send it back', no I said,  I'll keep it as is. That about sums it up. So long everyone, keep your airspeed up. Simplex, out!

Argh. :(

If you happen to read this, send me a photo of that, will you? Email is in my profile.

Title: Re: 20 and out
Post by: Chappie on November 27, 2018, 08:44:47 PM
My retirement effective date is 12/31/18 — can’t wait to see when/if arrives and what its condition will be like  ;D
Title: Re: 20 and out
Post by: Offutteer on November 27, 2018, 10:08:35 PM
Reminds me of the time I received my Chuck Yeager Award from a federal official.  It wouldn't fit in the mail box, so the mailman hand carried it to my house and rang the doorbell.  Good times.
Title: Re: 20 and out
Post by: Holding Pattern on November 27, 2018, 11:32:33 PM
This wins the "most CAP thing" for Nov 2018.


As I read that, I was thinking about how it was a perfect microcosm of CAP condensed into one packet.
Title: Re: 20 and out
Post by: OldGuy on November 28, 2018, 01:36:29 AM
True story - I got my Mitchell in 1976. I got my Yeager Award this year. Somehow NHQ decided that I got my Mitchell as well, and sent me the welcome/congrats kit!

Heartwarming!
Title: Re: 20 and out
Post by: Simplex on January 14, 2019, 10:27:38 PM
My retirement effective date is 12/31/18 — can’t wait to see when/if arrives and what its condition will be like  ;D

Chappie, have you reached that milestone yet? Just wondering what your status is?
Title: Re: 20 and out
Post by: Chappie on January 17, 2019, 05:26:53 PM
Yes...reached that milestone of 20 (actually has two to spare... Sept 1996-Dec 2018).  No access to or listing in eServices, so it is apparent that my request for retirement was approved.  As of today, that is the only action that has occurred as it relates to NHQ. Oh well...
Title: Re: 20 and out
Post by: Chappie on January 19, 2019, 07:07:37 PM
It is “official”....received my Certificate of Retirement from CAP in this morning’s mail with a nice letter from Gen. Smith.