Captain Reynolds is finally blogging again over at The Auxiliary Power Journal:
For those that still think we're "wannabes" - spend a week on an AF installation and count up all the AF personnel who work in an office and work in career fields that don't have anything to do with warfighting. They just are not warfighters - they are supporting the Air Force mission and the warfighters out there doing the fighting. No one called them "wannabes" or put a special label on them.
That's what we are: supporting the Air Force mission and the warfighters out there doing the fighting. We're not warfighters and that doesn't mean we're "wannabes".
The Auxiliary Power Journal :: TDY Revelations: The Wannabe Mentality
:: You'll find a series of posts about his recent TDY on an Air Force installation (interesting reading in it's own right.) He makes some good points about how CAP members can fit together with regular AF forces easily.
He make the point of how referring to ourselves as "Civil Air Patrol," instead of, "Air Force Auxiliary," does nothing but drive a wedge between us and our parent organization.
I couldn't agree more.