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DOKT Cadet Advisor accepted to the USAF Academy

June 23, 2018

The CAP national communications training team (DOKT) is pleased to congratulate our Cadet Advisor C1stLT Felix Zheng (MER-IL- 274) from Naperville IL, for his acceptance into the US Air Force Academy Class of 2022.

Members can read more about Cadet Zheng and his AFA appointment at: https://www.capnhq.gov/CAP.Files/ServeFile.aspx?id=77

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More on Communications Plans

June 15, 2018

Several wings have faced complications in fulfilling requirements for annual communication plans. One reason is that plans in past years have often included a huge amount of detail on communications program management, but the official template for 2018 left out most of this detail.

As a result, wings have been at a loss for how to handle all of the other things that used to be in their plans.

Members can read advice on how to proceed at: https://www.capnhq.gov/CAP.Files/ServeFile.aspx?id=76

 

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Message Center Stations

April 23, 2018

As we work to add more and more capabilities to our CAP HF system, the role of Message Center Stations (MCS) will become increasingly more important.

But what is a “Message Center Station?” Even more important, what are the expectations of the MCS operator?

Members can read more at: https://www.capnhq.gov/CAP.Files/ServeFile.aspx?id=74

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Wing Comm Exercises

April 14, 2018

National Headquarters Communications has received questions about whether it would be permissible to combine a wing-level communications exercise with certain national exercises in which we support the US Air Force. Here are some suggestions for what it
would take for a wing to make this work.

Members can read more at: https://www.capnhq.gov/CAP.Files/ServeFile.aspx?id=73 

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Comm Training Opportunities

March 12, 2018

Your National Communications Team has an entire Division at your disposal to help see you through to being a great communicator.

The Communications training section in CAP’s online Learning Management System (LMS) has 23 courses to help everyone from the beginner to the old salty radioman, with more on the way.

Members can read more at:  https://www.capnhq.gov/CAP.Files/ServeFile.aspx?id=70

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Radio Paths to Commanders

February 25, 2018

You will see references to a "communications path to commanders" in guidance from National Headquarters, including the HF Plans needed to receive more HF radios.

But what does this actually mean?

Members can read more at:  https://www.capnhq.gov/CAP.Files/ServeFile.aspx?id=69

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DoD Exercise Update

November 10, 2017

The recent Department of Defense national exercise provided important successes for CAP, but also presented some unexpected challenges. 

Members can read more at:  https://www.capnhq.gov/CAP.Files/ServeFile.aspx?id=56

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Puerto Rico Comm Update  

October 13, 2017

HF radio communications played a critical role in the early stages of CAP’s disaster relief operations in Puerto Rico. 

Members please sign in to read more at: https://www.capnhq.gov/CAP.Files/ServeFile.aspx?id=53

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Next Generation of VHF/LMR radios

October 04, 2017

Many CAP members have questions about the recent announcement of a new contract for purchase of new VHF land mobile radios. 

Members please sign in to read more at: https://www.capnhq.gov/CAP.Files/ServeFile.aspx?id=52

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Basic NTN for beginners

September 11, 2017

Recent high OpsTempo communications support for CAP operational missions has raised new interest from members not currently participating in HF radio nets. Here is a basic orientation to the National Traffic Net (NTN) to help jumpstart your participation.

Members please sign in to read more at: https://www.capnhq.gov/CAP.Files/ServeFile.aspx?id=50

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Relaunching the Communications Blog

September 11, 2017

The Civil Air Patrol Communications program is giving its blog a fresh start -- sort of. The goal is to be able to share more information with CAP communicators and members, while preserving a higher level of operational security.

Members please sign in to read more at: https://www.capnhq.gov/CAP.Files/ServeFile.aspx?id=51

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