[Editor’s Note: This was submitted to us last night.]
I’ve seen one tip-off comment here on AuxBeacon and a longer discussion on cap-talk, but you haven’t released a story yet on Civil Air Patrol’s role in the penetration of Homestead Air Reserve Base in Florida. I’ll assume that’s because no one has written one for you and submitted it. Here’s a college-try for you.
7News Miami ran a story on May 14th about Diomonte Jean’s use of Civil Air Patrol titled Air Force investigating after man gains access to South Florida military base; says it was a “prank”
On May 15th, your editors released a comment from djFBI alerting the membership here to Civil Air Patrol’s role in the penetration. That comment also included the observation that Civil Air Patrol makes undesirables aware of Vanguard as a mail-order source of uniform items for military impersonators and prospective terrorists.
Later that evening cap-talk turned to discuss this story in Faking Your Way Onto a Military Base. Georgia Wing Vice Commander Lt Col Jeff O’Hara (SPAM GA-001) was quick to offer his wisdom on the subject when he spied a reference to “the red line” and security police. He STRONGLY urged that those with base access and flight line access not discuss local base procedures and local safeguards on that CAP forum.
Once again O’Hara, who previously chastised his chain-of-command over CAP cadets being used as Wreath-selling street corner Moonies, did not receive the commensurate level of respect and compliance to his request. For those who never post there as a matter of opsec and persec, O’Hara’s message to his commanders regarding the danger of the Civil Air Patrol threat-vector should put him on the pad for rapid ascent beyond those floundering in the mire.