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Squadron 144 News - November 2011

Squadron 144 News - November 2011



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November 2011 issue of "Squadron 144 News", newsletter from San Diego Cadet Squadron 144, California Wing - Civil Air Patrol. Editor: 1st Lt Sonya Petty. 8 pages.
November 2011 issue of "Squadron 144 News", newsletter from San Diego Cadet Squadron 144, California Wing - Civil Air Patrol. Editor: 1st Lt Sonya Petty. 8 pages.

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For the past ten years, San Diego Cadet Squadron144 has been faithfully leading the Civil Air Patrol(CAP) recruiting effort at the annual Miramar AirShow. This year was no exception from Friday, 30September to Sunday, 2 October 2011 a smallgroup of dedicated recruiters waded through thecrowds in order to promote Civil Air Patrol’s vari-ous volunteer programs.Some might disagree, but this is the largest airshow in the west! There are non-stop aerial actsboth civilian aerobatic teams and military demoteams, including the Navy’s Blue Angels. Regard-less, the crowds are huge each day, attracting peo-ple from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and SanDiego counties, plus points from all over theglobe; a virtual goldmine for recruiting.CAP recruiting is like fishing; you bait your hook,and wait to see what swims by. For the last fouryears, the major ‘bait’ has been CAP aircraft whichlure the general public to our booth under theaircraft’s wing. This year the CAP plane was pro-vided by Capt Shairrie Van Duzer, Commander, ElCajon Senior Squadron 57. Maj Ross Veta, ourDeputy Commander provided the advanced plan-ning, table, chairs, banner, brochures, and twomore pieces of bait: model rockets! Made by hisson C/SMSgt Jacob Veta and himself, each one wasa hit with children, especially the giant Saturn Vrocket. The kids asked many questions about therockets and CAP aircraft, which brought their par-ents over to see what they were so interested in.The icing on the cake is when parents inquiry aboutCAP and Cadet Programs. Many adults dropped bytoo and inquired about the various senior memberprograms.Capt Jeff Cable, Squadron Commander, was in-charge of the booth for the entire weekend, settingup/stowing the gear each day, checking in person-nel for duty, answering questions from the generalpublic, and managing the overall recruiting effort.This was no easy task getting up early each day andleaving late in the evening.Capt Cable was assisted on the first day, by MajDennis Ammann, C/SrA Darius Brown, and C/SrATerence Belprez. Also lending a hand were fivemembers of Skyhawk Composite Sq. 47: SM LaurieBresnahan, C/Amn Michael Bresnahan, SM MichaelHamnquist, C/Amn Cameron Hamnquist, and C/A1c Dillon Holcomb. The second day consisted of the same Skyhawk personnel, plus C/CMSgt HannaOlson, C/2Lt Jesse O’Keefe, and C/2Lt Alex Langfrom Squadron 144. Finally on the last day, oursame Skyhawk personnel again attended, along withtheir wingman LtCol Mike Woods. Squadron 144personnelwere: C/Amn Peyten Jasso, C/CMSgt Cos-tillo, and MajDennis Am-mann.
Continued onPage 3...
Check out upcom-ing events onPage 2
Explore CadetPrograms onPages 1-3
Learn aboutAerospaceCurrent Events onPages 5 & 6
Read this month’sSafety Article onPage 7
Achievements &Accomplishmentson Page 8
Miramar Air Show 2011—A 10 Year Tradition
Squadron 144News
Miramar Air Show 2011
November Calendar 
December Introduction
Cadet Com-mander’s Corner 
NCOS Review
Group 7 BeachParty Success
AerospaceCurrent Events
Accomplishments& Achievements
By: Maj Dennis Ammann
November 5Tour of Flying Leatherneck Museum & CH-53 SqdrnMiramar, CACost: Meal Money
November 12ACUT ClassCamp Pendleton, CACost: Meal Money
November 22NO MEETINGHappy Thanksgiving!
December 2-4Cadet Commanders’CourseVandenberg AFB, CACost: TBD
December 4Volunteer for 147th FamilyDay, Recruiting EventAdmiral Baker Field, SD,CACost: FREE, Lunch Provided
December 27NO MEETINGHappy Holidays!
December 26-January 2Cadet Officers’ BasicCourseNAS Leemore, CACost: $150 & Meal Money
 January 13-16CAWG Cadet CompetitionVandenberg AFB, CA
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 34 5 6 7 8 9 1011 12 13 14 15 16 1718 19 20 21 22 23 2425 26 27 28 29 30 31
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 ACUTClassMuseum& CH-53GiveBack Day Cadet Officers’ Basic Course
Cadet Commander’s CornerCadet Commander’s CornerCadet Commander’s Corner 
Greetings San Diego Cadet Squadron 144,First off I'd like to congratulate all the cadets who promoted on the 25th . That shows your involvement and commitment tothe program, and that is what makes our squadron great. Make sure to keep that momentum going throughout the month of November, and as we draw a close to this year, keep the end goal in mind. As members of the Cadet Program, your job is tosupport the CAP mission statement, and to adhere to the Cadet oath. The cadet oath is part of your memory work from yourBTF, but if you haven't memorized the mission statement, here it is."To serve America by performing Homeland Security and humanitarian missions for our communities, states, and nation; de-veloping our country's youth; and educating our citizens on the importance of air and space power.”So there you go. Your whole mission summed up in one paragraph. My challenge to you is to take a look at exactly how youcan support the mission, and further advance your education and training on a weekly basis. This is something that you can dofor yourself. Honestly take a look at your current position, look at where you need to be, and take action - because you canbe a leader wherever you are.Semper Vi!Sincerely,C/2nd Lt. Jesse O'Keefe, Cadet Commander, San Diego Cadet Squadron 144
Miramar Air Show Continued from Page 1….
On Sunday, Maj Ammann was hostingthe Ramsay family from Melbourne,Australia and brought them to the airshow. The oldest son, C/Sgt JustinRamsay, age 17, is a cadet in the Aus-tralian Air Force Cadets (AAFC), 401Squadron, Surrey Hills, Australia. He isan active member and recently re-ceived his wings as a glider pilot. TheAAFC is the Auzzie counterpart of CAP. After visiting Zion, Bryce, andGrand Canyon National Parks, theymade a special stop in San Diego justto attend the air show and visit theUSS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum.Needless to say, they were just blownaway with the air show, Blue Angels,and the aircraft carrier museum. Justin’s mother, Nicola, is the Presidentof the parent ‘booster club’ that sup-ports 401 Squadron’s activities muchlike our cadet sponsors do. His fatherDavid also assists with the boosterclub. Justin’s younger brother, Timenjoyed the aerial sights as well.By 0900 hours each morning, the CAPrecruiters manned the booth trying toinform visitors about CAP over theroar of jet engines low overhead. Thecadets fanned out among the aircraftstatic display to learn about the variousaircraft and promote CAP recruiting.This air show is an aerospace educa-tional playground with civilian antiqueaircraft, military war birds from WWII,Korea, and the Vietnam eras, and ahuge Marine Air tactical battle fielddemo, complete with simulated bomb-ing runs, strafing, and aerial refueling.During recruiting, the cadets wereasked: “What branch of service areyou in?” “How can my teenager joinCAP?” “Where is the nearest squad-ron by my home?” Our teams werelike farmers planting seeds, but notable to see them sprout. We oftenwonder how many people joined CAPafter they returned home. Hopefullyour efforts were successful when newvisitors appear at squadrons through-out CAWG and other states.Are you interested in recruiting? Youdon’t have to wait until next year’sMiramar Air Show, recruiting is an eve-ryday occurrence. Just arm yourself with a CAP brochure, knowledgeabout various CAP programs, andthere you go… the sky’s the limit!

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