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IT 07FEB2020

Information Technology update – 07 February 2020

Greetings members.

I’d like to welcome everyone to the first in a monthly series of IT updates, current event discussions and lessons everyone can use.

Our webmaster, in coordination with National HQ, has redeveloped our squadron website. This is the public face for our unit and for Civil Air Patrol. Working alongside our Historian and Public Affairs Officer, we have created pages documenting the many accomplishments of our squadron over the past many years. Some of the records we’ve found date back to the 1980’s and earlier. Our current generation of members may find themselves listed in our awards section or have a news article published to recognize a special achievement.

Links are available to assist members with required uniform items and how to purchase them. You’ll also find a link for new cadet members to request the free blues uniform, once they complete the first achievement.

Our public Google Calendar is also available. Meeting nights, activities and events are posted as far in advance as possible to aid in planning. The new Squadron Events section will soon be how we sign-up for activities and external events. Stay tuned!

Our website is separate from the secure website used for taking tests and tracking operations. While our website does not require a log-in, the secure website does. It’s important to never share your password with anyone, keep it private and change it periodically. The website will prompt members every 90 days to change the password. If you get locked out, use the password reset link available on the front log-in screen and follow the instructions. Members of the unit are not able to reset passwords for the national site. It’s also important to make sure your personal contact information, email address and phone numbers are up to date.

We are also starting a new announcement list. Shortly after this email, you will receive a request to be added into the list. If you prefer not to receive the announcements, ignore the email. Announcements will be sent out periodically regarding activities, meetings and special events.

We urge you to browse around our website. If you have any suggestions to have something added or corrected, let me know. The website link is www.glmcscap.org and is also available on a mobile device.

Thank you.

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