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.
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...
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.
I was wondering if anyone had heard of Civil Air Patrol/ CAP. I'm part of that... a cadet. :-D justa wonderin
The Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force. It consists of volunteer adults, many of whom are prior military service and many of whom are pilots and own their own aircraft.
The most important mission of the CAP is search and rescue. When an aircraft or person goes missing, the CAP is frequently called to begin a search. The operation is coordinated with other Air Force resources. The Air Force and other branches of the U.S. Government provide funding for search and rescue and drug interdiction missions. When I worked in the U.S. Treasury Department, I worked on a project where we bought some airplanes for the CAP, if they would agree to do some marijuana spotting flights. These aircraft would be primarily tasked with SAR missions and training of cadets ( air experience flights).
The CAP cadet program is quite large. Male and female cadets join a cadet squadron at, I believe 14 years of age and remain cadets until they pass into the senior squadron. The squadrons normally meet at least once a month, some more often. They train in basic military skills and knowledge and aeronautics. They usually have a summer camp at an Air Force base.
Entrance into the Air Force is not required. It is looked upon as a citizenship. leadership development organization.