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« on: April 19, 2007, 12:04:56 AM »
Pilots of the 58th,

Since the 58th was started, it is my assumption that very few are actually sure on the terminology on whether this unit is designated as an Air Wing or Air Group. I would like to shed some light on this matter. We are the 58th Battlestar Air Wing (abbreviated as BSW) on detatchment of Galactica, former lead of Battlestar Group 75 (BSG 75). The terminology used to identify each of these terms are supported in the show itself as well in naval terminology elsewhere (::cough::real world::cough::). Just so this is all cleared up, from here on in, we shall be referred to and advertised as the 58th Air Wing. Now, I know that may require some signature changing and banner tweaking. I know I'm guilty of it, but I'm going to change that as we speak. The true origin of this mixup occured because of our old banner, which refers to us not only as an airgroup, but the 54th airgroup. Hopefully that can be fixed shortly. To answer a question I know is coming, yes the Major is still called the Commander, Air Group (CAG) not CAW or whatever acronym you nuggets come up with. Any further questions may be posed in this thread.

That is all,
Captain James Lupis
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2007, 03:16:30 AM »
And I just finished fixing my little banner...back to PS again. :blah:

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2007, 05:26:43 AM »
Anyone mind if I make a new forum banner for the top?

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2007, 07:37:37 AM »
I don't mind at all. I'd be quite interested to see what any pilot comes up with if they feel like it.

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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2007, 08:18:36 PM »
Oh you just had to do it didn't ya chief? lol
Never mind chief knows what I'm talking about
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2007, 12:21:48 AM »
Finally a thread for the nuggets to ask their stupid questions, and for someone calm and collective to answer them. :cool1:

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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2007, 12:47:03 AM »
Sidewinder, your overwhelming support to everything I say isn't going to earn you a promotion, so you can stop pretending to agree with me all the time.

Which reminds me, you owe me about seven cubits.:lol:  But really; you do. :nod: :blah:

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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2007, 01:20:21 AM »
@Slipstream: You know me, always pushing the boundaries...I stick by what I say though, I think that if anyone feels that they are capable enough, they should go ahead and produce a new banner for the forum. Consider it a fun exercise, away from trying to blow up one another.

And as much as Gulo might think that Sidewinder is sucking up, I can't help but realise that there have been a couple of FAQ's that could really constitute creating an FAQ thread for the 58th's forum. I'm going to get writing with the Q's and A's in the morning, just to clear everything all up and make things neater :)
If anyone has suggestions for FAQ's to do with the 58th, PM me and I'll go ahead and add them to the list.

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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2007, 04:29:34 AM »
FAQ?

I believe the proper acronym is FrAQ. :ha:
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2007, 09:18:23 PM »
Another slight error in our structure - normally we'd be a squadron, under which there'd be flights.

four-man squadrons are unusually small, unless you're planning ahead rather largely?!
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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2007, 09:19:40 PM »
i.e. we'd be ( to use slight R.A.F. style)

no58 Squadron,

Orange Flight
Red Flight

etc
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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2007, 09:50:03 PM »
We aren't going by RAF standards we're going by BSG which follows the USN standards for the most part with the exception of rank. We are a Battlestar Air Wing (see: Carrier Air Wing) made up of several squadrons.

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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2007, 10:04:08 PM »
fair point - wasn't suggesting that we should use RAF - just using as an example.
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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2007, 03:02:06 AM »
I'm tired, and I can't be bothered for the moment, so if I may: "leave it be, sir"

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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2007, 03:22:53 AM »
Chief you have my personal assurances that there will be no changes made to the standard organization and rank template. You've more than earned your keep today. That will be all.

Dismissed.


...oh, and off the record...I wouldn't mind if you hypothetically raided the ambrosia rations for the next few months and took a day or two off.