Civil Air Patrol, heard of it? - Page 25




 
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May 14th, 2007  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
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Originally Posted by NCdt Steliga
Rejoining CAP, eh? Good to hear, Crazy. Hopefully, the unit keeps its promises.

Just make sure it's like enlistment. Get it in writting...if not in writing it is considered void and not to be given to you.
May 14th, 2007  
AFSteliga
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by USAFAUX2004
Just make sure it's like enlistment. Get it in writting...if not in writing it is considered void and not to be given to you.
Something I have most definitely learned from almost 9 years of serving in uniform. Always make it official and in writing. I can't count how many times I've been screwed over when I was a junior NCO and didn't get something put in writing from my superiors.
May 14th, 2007  
>*CrAzY*<
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by NCdt Steliga
Something I have most definitely learned from almost 9 years of serving in uniform. Always make it official and in writing. I can't count how many times I've been screwed over when I was a junior NCO and didn't get something put in writing from my superiors.

I'm not all that concerned about it. If they don't follow through, I'll just quit. At this point, i'm focusing on finding another job, so i'm not sure if i'm going to "re-up" or not.
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June 19th, 2007  
FO Seaman
 
 
A more accurate description of CAP/USAFAUX

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Air_Patrol
June 19th, 2007  
>*CrAzY*<
 
 
Might I ask, what is more accurate than information coming directly from it's participants?

CAP has a wonderful reputation of being "affordable" and "there's something for everyone", but I know it best as "Come-And-Pay" and most of the time you find yourself trying to fit in with the squadron and doing whatever you can to become "one of the guys".

SO you have National's (or whoever got to the Wiki first...) version, or you have the people's version...
June 19th, 2007  
FO Seaman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by >*CrAzY*<
Might I ask, what is more accurate than information coming directly from it's participants?

CAP has a wonderful reputation of being "affordable" and "there's something for everyone", but I know it best as "Come-And-Pay" and most of the time you find yourself trying to fit in with the squadron and doing whatever you can to become "one of the guys".

SO you have National's (or whoever got to the Wiki first...) version, or you have the people's version...

It's a matter of than not all members have the knowledge of what missions we preform, and cadets know even less.

Cadets love to press the Cadet Program, but thats not all that CAP does. Besides the cadet program is just a very small piece of the pie.

There's a reason they make pamphlets, some members only stress flying, or SAR, or one thing or other.

I recently went to a local squadron, and all they said they did was fly, even tho they have an ES officer. it's a matter of bias, so I present the whole story.

And cadets love to spew and rattle off acronym's and scare the day lights out of prospective members. SAR, DR, ES, ARCHER, IC, etc...

You as a cadet should know the leadership teachings of "No common core experience".

You only know and see one side of the org.
June 21st, 2007  
>*CrAzY*<
 
 
Yeah, I was a few steps away from being a GTM, I trained every weekend. I've done numerous O-flights and participated in rocket launches and taught AE classes. I've experienced CAP for pretty much all it worth and exhausted the program for all its worth and it no longer has any use for me.
June 24th, 2007  
FO Seaman
 
 
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Originally Posted by >*CrAzY*<
Yeah, I was a few steps away from being a GTM, I trained every weekend. I've done numerous O-flights and participated in rocket launches and taught AE classes. I've experienced CAP for pretty much all it worth and exhausted the program for all it´s worth and it no longer has any use for me.
Really now? You've done Cadet Exchange, PROC, Hawk Mountain, ect...?


Everything you've listed my squadron did in one month. We go to museums, raise funds, SAREX's, public speaking, recruiting, participate in local activities, ect....sounds as if your squadron is kinda boring.

So becoming an officer isn't on your list either?
July 2nd, 2007  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
You'll find that most units are only biased to a specific branch of CAP because they lack in the others. Overall, though, here's a good unit!

http://www.group22.net/pwk
July 5th, 2007  
deerslayer
 
 
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Originally Posted by Redneck
Is it just an East Coast thing? I've never heard of any junior cadet programs besides JROTC, and I'm not even sure what all that entails.
Yes, it's across the country. I have a buddy that just joined here in LA.