About

General

This site is for members and parents of cadets of the Indiana Wing, CAP, or other CAP members with an interest in the wing.

To gain access, send your request to INWG/IT (mtgallant@comcast.net) along with your identity (name, CAPID, unit) for yourself or your cadet if you are a parent.

Personnel from agencies working with Indiana Wing (ING, FEMA, IDHS, USAF, etc.) are also welcome.

This group may contain official announcements as well as persons sharing information, news, and opinions. Opinions expressed are those of the individual and may not reflect the Indiana Wing or Civil Air Patrol. Any products, services, businesses or organizations mentioned in e-mails does not constitute and endorsement by Indiana Wing or Civil Air Patrol.

This is an unofficial site operated by members to facilitate communication.

About this site

This site was designed and developed by SM Mike Gallant, Indiana Wing Information Technology Officer. Content for this site was provided thanks to the dedicated effort of the following individuals:

  • Col Mark Reeves
  • Lt Col Richard Griffith
  • Maj Tim Turner

About the "Look and Feel"

As the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force, the site was designed to be visually “connected” to the Air Force’s web site, but have a distinctly Indiana Wing identity and character. The color palette was taken from the web site the United States Air Force. The typeface of the site is set in Arial to give the site a clean, military appearance. We reviewed other Wing web sites and used the Maryland Wing web site as a model for ours.

Structure

The site is authored to the HTML 4.01 Strict specification as set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium. The presentation layer is controlled with Cascading Style Sheets.

Server-side technology and architecture

The site was developed in two sections; public and members. The public section was developed in php5 with the curl-api's. The members section is provided by the open source Web 2.0 open source MediaWiki and MySQL. The site is hosted on a Linux server with the Apache web server. The MySQL database is hosted on backend database server.

Syndication feeds

RSS/XML feeds are provided for the news releases and weather updates. Content for the feeds is managed through a php5 curl-api application, allowing site authors to update feeds without having to know XML or the RSS specification.

Content Management

A content management system is the MediaWiki application which was developed to allow members with specific permission levels to create, edit, and delete all of the pages, news releases, external links, and calendar events. In short, all information presented on this site is provided directly to you by the knowledgeable staff officers themselves. Please contact these staff members directly if you have questions about the content of the page you are viewing.

Tools

A variety of tools were used to produce this web site:

  • Linux
  • Apache
  • PHP5
  • PHP5, Pear, curl-api
  • MySQL
  • MediaWiki
  • W3C HTML Validator

Disclaimer

LINKS OR REFERENCES TO INDIVIDUALS OR COMPANIES DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT OR SERVICE YOU MAY RECEIVE FROM SUCH SOURCES.

Site Organization

Wing Site Structure

"See More> Indiana_Wing:About"

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