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CIVIL AIR PATROL
AIR FORCE AUXILIARY
U.S. COAST GUARD
14750 NW 44TH
COURT, OPA LOCKA, FL 33054
OPERATIONS ORDER – 2013 FLWG PUBLIC AFFAIRS WORKSHOP
1. Activity. Florida Wing Public Affairs Academy, 7-8 September, 2013, Orlando,
Saturday, 7 September, 0800-1700
Sunday, 8 September, 0800-1400
Purpose. To develop, enhance and reinforce the basic skill set of squadron
and group public affairs
officers, unit commanders, and all interested
in furthering the Florida Wing Public Affairs program, and to meet the annual training
requirement set forth in CAPR 190-1. Since this activity is co-located with HQ
Florida Wing Group 2, this will be considered as the group’s annual public
affairs workshop IAW CAPR 190-1.
a. This course intends to provide basic skills for the
implementation of subordinate-unit public affairs program, as well as reinforce
those abilities among longtime public affairs officers.
b. It is intended as
a hands-on workshop in which participation is required by every attendee.
c. There will be
joint and breakout workshops during the day, covering writing for media,
relations and other basic and necessary skills.
Registration and enrollment.
a. There will be no
more than 50 seats available.
1. While enrollment will be open, preference and first priority
will be given to members
appointed as flight, squadron and group public affairs officers
2. Second priority will be to senior members enrolled in the
public affairs specialty track and to cadets in Phase III of the cadet program.
3. The optimum balance will be 30 seniors and 20 cadets, though
that proportion may fluctuate as the applicant pool dictates.
b. Registration will begin with the publishing of this order and
public announcement, and will end 1 September.
c. Applications –
CAPF 17 for senior members and FLWGF 500 for cadets – will be sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Members’ commanders should send information copies to their
group commanders and/or group public affairs officers.
d.A google form will be utilized to collect general
information about the participant.
Prerequisites and requirements.
a. Senior members must have Level 1 completed.
b. Cadets must have
their squadron commander’s permission.
c. All members must have their current CAP membership card.
d. All members must
carry a current CAPF 60.
e. There will be
advance work assigned to participants, which will be due before the event and
available during the
a. The event will be at the City of Orlando Emergency Operations
Center. Directions will be provided upon
b. The location is subject to change due to EOC activation or
other unforeseen circumstances. The
backup location, if necessary, will be the Central Florida Composite Squadron
building on the grounds of Orlando Executive Airport.
Responsible personnel. Personnel responsible for this event include:
a. Course Director: Maj. Jeff Carlson, Group 5 PAO
a. The workshop will include approximately twelve hours of
classroom instruction. Saturday, 8
September 0800-1700, and Sunday, 9 September 0800-1400.
b. Participants must
arrive at 0730 to sign in and hear the safety briefing each morning.
c. There will be a
break for lunch and short breaks throughout the day.
d. Certificates of completion will be presented at the end of the
event, as documentation of attendance and completion.
will be the responsibility of each member, and options include several nearby
establishments and/or ordering delivery.
a. There is no
funding from HQ FLWG for student transportation, nor reimbursement.
b. Individual members will be responsible for their own mobility,
though carpooling is encouraged.
c. Subordinate units
may make arrangements for transportation according to their need.
d. Course staff will receive reimbursement for transportation
expenses out of the Public Affairs Activity budget (see finance section below.)
Billeting. No billeting is provided for this event. A list of nearby hotels will be provided
prior to the course. Lodging is the
responsibility of the participant.
a. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring photography equipment
and laptop computers.
equipment required in the course of teaching is available on-site.
c. Participants are responsible for providing basic equipment,
including pens, pencils, and writing paper.
Uniform of the Day.
a. The uniform of the day will be Air Force-style blues (but not
service dress) or the CAP equivalent (aviator uniform) without ribbons or
b. The BDU, flight
suit, or other task-related uniforms will not be worn.
c. All members will be in compliance with CAPM 39-1 and this
order, to include grooming standards.
d. Members must be in
e. Members not owning an approved uniform listed above may wear
the blue CAP polo/gray slacks uniform.
a. Cadets are responsible for providing their own Senior Member
b. Any Senior Member escorting cadets maintains responsibility for
said cadets for the entire duration of this activity, including transportation
to and from, and overnight.
Safety. Safety of personnel and all assets – CAP and public – will be the
number one priority.
a. A safety/ORM
briefing will be conducted by the activity’s safety officer, project officer or
1. It will present potential hazards, and focus on the day’s events
2. Additional safety briefings will be given before any activity
where additional hazards are expected.
b. The activity’s
lead faculty member, project officer and safety officer will have completed
c. All members will be current in their safety training. Members
who are not current will not be allowed to participate. Individual unit
commanders are responsible for ensuring their members are current and
authorized to participate in CAP activities.
d. Both activity commander and activity safety officer will have
quick and easy access to the most current safety pyramid and understand how to
e. Any mishap will be immediately reported IAW CAPR 62-2, Florida
Wing Supplement 1, and will also be reported to the Group 2 safety officer,
after following directives from higher headquarters.
f. Posting of this order is acknowledgment that this reporting
responsibility is understood and will be IAW all applicable directives.
Prohibited items and practices.
a. Members will not have any firearms nor any items considered as
weapons in their possession.
b. Members who violate CAP regulations or disobey orders will be
dismissed from the activity.
17. Finance. The total budget for this event is $850. Funding will be from the FY2013
Public Affairs Activities budget.
matter that may arise that is not covered by this order is subject to CAP regulations
and the decisions of the activity’s responsible personnel, in that order.
LAHNEN, 2d Lt, CAP
Director of Marketing
& Public Affairs