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Quote from: Eclipse on March 06, 2020, 07:37:28 pmCAP needs to get in front of this and help knock off the hysteria.
QuoteMembers don't need advice on washing their hands
Quote from: Eclipse on March 06, 2020, 07:37:28 pmCAP needs to get in front of this and help knock off the hysteria.Members don't need advice on washing their hands or not licking door handles.
Quote from: jb3 on March 08, 2020, 12:16:30 pmHere in the Land of the Morning Calm (South Korea), we are following US Forces Korea guidance and have cancelled the last couple weekly meetings. We are still moving forward with planning our encampment and other activities but the situation changes daily. All of the US DoD schools here in Korea have been closed for two weeks already. Although the measures seem extreme, USFK and the Korean government have been aggressive in limiting the spread and we will likely be past the worst of it soon. We will never know how bad the virus would have been if we do our best to mitigate it but that's a good thing. Of course there will always be those who second guess every decision, but I believe that prudent measures now will ultimately mean a healthier population in the end.
Quote from: jb3 on March 09, 2020, 09:52:58 amThere is only one squadron in Korea and we have about 65 total members. For encampments we take turns hosting the Far East Encampment with the squadrons at Okinawa and mainland Japan. The encampment itself will have around 40 basic cadets another 15 or so cadet and senior member staff. Its not the largest event but we do a pretty good job. I know that the Europe based squadrons do a similar concept albeit somewhat larger.I will say that there is no such thing as running a "small" encampment. It takes almost as much planning and support work to run an event for 60 as is does for 160. Legal reviews, coordination for barracks, chow, etc. And overseas units don't have corporate assets like vans and aircraft so we have to rely entirely on the host installation. With that said though, its worth the effort to ensure our cadets have the encampment experience.Not sure if I answered your intended questions but hopefully I provided some insight into the uniques of CAP in Asia. Take a look at the Far East Asia Facebook page for some highlights from the last couple encampments: https://www.facebook.com/FarEastEncampment/ And if you can't tell by the pictures, all encampment participants (cadets and SMs) were given an o-flight in an HH-60 sitting at the edge with the doors open!*** Lastly, we do allow anybody who wants to buy a ticket to Asia to come to our encampment. It is not restricted to overseas members.
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