Thursday, September 14, 2017

Civil Air Patrol

National Blue Beret (NBB) is a National Cadet Special Activity in the Civil Air Patrol (USA).
The event is two weeks long and is set up so that the second week will overlap with the annual EAA Air Venture Oshkosh event. Participants are Civil Air Patrol cadet and senior members who must go through a competitive selection process in order to attend the event.
Participants help conduct event operations, including flight marshalling, crowd control, and emergency services. The most famous tradition of the event is for cadets and seniors to receive a blue beret towards the end of the event. Though the beret is considered to be the most widely known symbol of NBB, it is actually considered by attendees to be less important than the emblem that is pinned on the beret. 
When participants receive the blue beret, they also receive a pin of St. Alban's Cross that pins onto the beret.
Thanks Heath

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