Civil Air Patrol - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
May 24th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
well this is interesting:

first you are a c/ssgt. now this.

Make up your mind morty.
May 24th, 2004  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
I'm a C/Ssgt, training to be a Ranger 3rd class. Making me a groundpounder not a zoomie.
May 24th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nulli secundus
Making me a groundpounder not a zoomie.
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You are neither. You have also not earned the right to disparage either one. Adjust fire on the attitude immediately.
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Boots
May 24th, 2004  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
Im a GTM trainee (should of put that in the begining) giving me the right to go on practice or real missions. So i am infact a groundpounder by CAP standards. Who said i was disparaging either one? i was giving my opinion and thoughts in a way.
May 24th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
I see. well so far, i havent seen one thing in your profile, or welcome statement that shows me what you are talking about.

So far, this is whatís confusing me the most, nulli secundus.

"As of right now im a C/Ssgt in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP)."

Okay you say you are in CAP. I take CAP to mean Civil Air Patrol.

"Going to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point for a week this summer for the NC wing Encampment as a ELC (Encampment Leadership Coarse) cadet."

So far, I interpret this to mean you havenít gone yet. But it sounds like a good course for you.

"Been wanting to join the Marine Corps for about two to three years now with the high hopes of being a Recon Marine."

Okay.

"and if u dont know nulli secundus means second to none. Which will be a motto for this Corps im hoping to create that will speard through out the CAP"

Good goal, but unless CAP changed its mission, from search and rescue to search and destroy...well I donít see it being part of any CAP curriculum I know of. Care to enlighten the forum?

"and only the best of the best are the only ones who will join after a long and tough training phase. Which will cover the most of about six months (for the lucky ones i mean)."

Okay.

So what I see here...is a young man. In a volunteer youth program thatís an auxiliary affiliated with the US Air Force but with no actual infantry, special operations or any other training in the military science devoted to ground operations ...yet. Yet you keep on insisting that you are a ground pounder. Okay, you are a ground pounder.

So lets pound on this. I have never called you a zoomie..ever. Go back to the posts and check them. There is not one single post of mine, directed to you, that even suggests you are a zoomie. Now there was a certain young navy NJROTC cadet that got a little reminder not to pick on zoomies in the future. But since you donít seem to consider yourself a zoomie, why are you even bothering to keep exclaiming that you are not?

I would be terribly stretched in the imagination department to even think you had leanings in that direction in any way after the posts I have seen of yours.

Okay you are not a zoomie. S.W.G.A.S.

May 24th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nulli secundus
Im a GTM trainee (should of put that in the begining) giving me the right to go on practice or real missions. So i am infact a groundpounder by CAP standards. Who said i was disparaging either one? i was giving my opinion and thoughts in a way.
You are not a groundpounder by our standards, and I say that you were disparaging the Air Force.

Now get back on topic, if you feel the need to get any further into this, send me a PM.
May 24th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
Okay...now that i have had a sandwhich and all

For those that are not in or have had Civil Air Patrol: Heres What A GTM is and should be proficent in to be a Ground Team Member:

these tasks are dated 2001 so who knows, maybe they have additional qualifications as well.

The following tasks must be accomplished during each renewal period to maintain currency (after the initial renewal required by the new CAPR 60-3, dated 10 May 2001). Click here to view/print a completion form

L-0001 BASIC COMMUNICATIONS PROCEDURES FOR ES OPERATORS

O-0001 PREPARE GROUND TEAM INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT

O-0002 CONDUCT INDIVIDUAL REFIT

O-0201 USE A COMPASS

O-0301 DETERMINE DISTRESS BEACON BEARING

O-0302 LOCATE A DISTRESS BEACON

O-0902 EXERCISE UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS

P-0101 KEEP A TEAM LOG

Annual Recurrency Tasks
The following tasks must be accomplished prior to 1 January 2004 to maintain currency.
Click here to view/print a completion form

L-0101 INSPECT A VEHICLE

O-0003 PREVENT AND TREAT HOT WEATHER INJURIES

O-0004 PREVENT AND TREAT COLD WEATHER INJURIES

O-0102 PREVENT AND TREAT FATIGUE

O-0202 MEASURE DISTANCE WITH PACE COUNT

O-0203 NAVIGATE PAST AN OBSTACLE

O-0301 DETERMINE DISTRESS BEACON BEARING

P-0102 CONDUCT A PHONE ALERT

From what I gatherd talking on the phone with the Local CAP guys, they said that nothing for the ground team involving ground military operations exists.

When I asked them did they call themselves ground pounders...well.

when I asked if they were zoomies...well.

When I asked them if they were Civil Air Patrol...well it was real civil then!


My whole outtake? leave em alone, they are doing a great job of S & R.

Even the little belligerent ones.....
May 25th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
My 3 Y/O little girl can do all of that.

Quote:
I'm a C/Ssgt, training to be a Ranger 3rd class. Making me a groundpounder not a zoomie.
"Ranger 3d class" Don't tell me, I'm already laughing hard enough.

And you are correct, you aren't a zoomie - you aren't really anything but a high school student. Figure out your place, kid - because you're not even in the barrel to be at the bottom, yet.
May 25th, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
Mod edit: No need to join in.
May 25th, 2004  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Conley
"and if u dont know nulli secundus means second to none. Which will be a motto for this Corps im hoping to create that will speard through out the CAP"
Good goal, but unless CAP changed its mission, from search and rescue to search and destroy...well I donít see it being part of any CAP curriculum I know of. Care to enlighten the forum?
Sure no problem, The Corps imhoping to create goes ALONG with the CAP mission, and curriculum. Im calling it a Corps because their are only to be a small amount of cadets in it. They are going to be the greatest in everything or theirtitle is going to be stricken from them.