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spacecommand
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« on: August 01, 2010, 11:55:23 PM »

I was browsing through youtube, and noticed someone had put up this old video recently:



Another video titled:
CIVIL AIR PATROL - SAR MISSION COORDINATOR  dated 1972 is also listed:
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 12:45:23 AM »

Still watching, but this is actually really interesting! I will admit I was going to click the little red X until the M*A*S*H* tune got me hooked  8)
I love how the MG enunciates. Seriously. No problem understanding what he says, even with audio of this low quality.

What hasn't changed since then:
USAFA Uniforms
Ultramarine blue and white nametapes

What has changed:
Did the females really have berets on? Or was it just the way they wore their flight caps?
Wow. Gotta love the 70s hairstyles.
SMs in almost-exactly-like-real-USAF-uniforms

Nice video, thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 12:56:20 AM »

The second video I have listed there was really interesting as well, I was wondering "did the pilot survive" lol. 

Yes I also noticed the woman's interesting "beret?" things.
Also the "all woman's squadron" singing in a chorus was also interesting to see (in the first video).



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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 01:35:14 AM »

Real interesting stuff.

E-2 for Mitchell Award is mentioned, around 11 minutes.
Right after that, there's a shot of marching cadets, some in Berets, others in ball caps of all colors - looks like it's not a modern issue then, eh?
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010, 03:14:21 AM »

Very interesting.  It would be nice to see a modern remake.
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2010, 03:53:31 AM »

The first video, I admit, was a little boring. I liked the second video and I would like to see a remake.
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2010, 03:55:35 AM »

Yes true, it was dull, but very interesting to see the old uniforms, technology, airplanes etc.

The second video as I mentioned, I was really into (lol). 

Gotta love all those old uniforms and hair styles!

Might want to forward some of these to your PAO to see.
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2010, 04:04:18 AM »

Good point. I did enjoy looking at the old uniforms and some things that were different in CAP back then compared to now.
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2010, 11:43:59 AM »

To answer the question "did females wear barets".  The female uniform included a baret looking headgear that cadet officers called mushroom top because it looked like a mushroom when worn.
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2010, 12:08:17 PM »

To answer the question "did females wear barets".  The female uniform included a baret looking headgear that cadet officers called mushroom top because it looked like a mushroom when worn.


Yes, that is correct.  Prior to the female flight cap coming out, the standard female headgear was a beret, that used the round, metal CAP enlisted hat insignia.  The males, had a cloth patch version that had to be sewn onto the flight cap.  Sucked big time.  The female flight cap was a huge improvement over the old female beret.


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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2010, 01:07:47 PM »

I watched both videos at my first encampment in 1987.
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« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2010, 07:09:36 PM »

To answer the question "did females wear barets".  The female uniform included a baret looking headgear that cadet officers called mushroom top because it looked like a mushroom when worn.


Yes, that is correct.  Prior to the female flight cap coming out, the standard female headgear was a beret, that used the round, metal CAP enlisted hat insignia.  The males, had a cloth patch version that had to be sewn onto the flight cap.  Sucked big time.  The female flight cap was a huge improvement over the old female beret.


Cheers,
Don't forget about the moon hat the women had to wear when it rained!
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« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2010, 07:50:56 PM »

Man.  I guess I'm old, but, I actually know/knew (one of them has left us for the wild blue) two of the members depicted in the first video.
Thank you for sharing - they're going in the personal collection!
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« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2010, 08:07:39 PM »

Oh yeah, were they cadets or senior members? Still with CAP?
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« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2010, 08:18:06 PM »

They were the two seniors on the ground team about 2:16 into the first video.  They were both in CAP for 20+ years, and one was ANG for most of that as well.  In fact, what really cued me in was the one member's radio call - with the old CAWG Bear series.  In fact, I had taken his call sign (numeric only since CAWG has updated to the Yosemite call) as a tribute to my old mentor.

Good people.
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« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2010, 12:53:19 AM »

Has anybody got the slides to "The Lively Commander"?
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« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2010, 05:26:14 PM »

The first film, about 11 1/2 minutes in, looks like Air Force Academy Survival Course, 1975 edition. A few of the faces look familiar. I remember that an AF film crew followed us around. This course went away about 1980, replaced by PJOC.
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