Here's an example from the first batch of CAP Photo ID Cards:
I've been following an interesting thread about the new CAP Photo ID Card on CivilAirPortal...
... a little bit of news:
Word is that the next batch of these cards will fix some glaring problems:
- The MAJCOM badge in the center will be better rendered, loosing the jagged edges that make people wonder if the darn thing was forged. NHQ got a better image to the vendor.
- The MAJCOM badge will say "U.S. AIR FORCE AUXILIARY" in the scroll along the bottom. The Air Force pushed back and reminded NHQ that they approved a card that reads, "U.S. Air Force Auxiliary," like the sheild & scroll that we wear on our flightsuits, not one that reads just, "Civil Air Patrol," like the one above.
- The hologram will be improved, having CIVIL AIR PATROL printed repeatedly, and in a more subtle grey. (makes it harder to forge) An improvement over the current 100% black type.
I held off ordering a photo card primarily because the MAJCOM graphic didn't match what I wear on my zoombag. Leadership may get a kick out of testing the limits of the organization's autonomy from the USAF, but I for one don't buy it.
It may seem like a minor point, but I was voting with my wallet, holding off spending the $4 in my own silly little protest against the de-bluing of CAP.
As soon as I hear the Mark II is ready, I'll go ahead and order one.
oh... and another thing... one reason why we don't have a "CAC like" card is that so many federal agencies started making "CAC like" cards, that the White House put out a memo telling everyone to knock it off. This design is the compromise.