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Fox Valley Squadron - Dec 2012

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Fox Valley Composite Squadron Newsletter Page 1
No Friday Squadron Meeting - Holiday Party Instead!
Wing has asked that we not use the Wing offices this next Friday, so the official meetingis cancelled. Instead we will have a diner outing, this is an optional event open toanyone in the Squadron and their guests. This is a pay as you go dinner outing, entréeprices range from $8.95 - $16.95.I had some difficulty finding a venue that was available on this short notice. I picked theThai Pot restaurant as they are willing to set aside enough space for us even though it’sone of their busy nights. I know the owner and talked her into this, if we have enoughpeople they will close for a private party for us. I’ve told them to leave the carry outbusiness open.Thai Pot,2249 Maple Ave,Downers Grove, IL 60515630-737-0671http://www.thaipotdownersgrove.com This is just off of I355 one exit south of Ogden Ave, east to the corner of Belmont andMaple it’s in the shopping center there. I tried to keep the location close to theintersection of I355 and I88, this is just about 5-6 minutes south and a few blocks east.Plan on arriving at or shortly after 7PM, we will start ordering about 7:20- 7:30PM. Theyare prepared for separate checks. I expect we will be done by 9:30ish, the restaurantcloses at 10PM.I need to have a feel for number of people who are going to attend by Tuesday evening8PM. Please reply (not reply all) to this email with your count. This is for members andtheir guests, for families and you can invite friends too.Cadets who plan on attending need to provide their own transportation and it would be agood idea to have at least one parent with you. Make sure they understand this is notan official meeting. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me,either my email or call me 773 595 6996.
John W Fletcher 
, Commander Fox Valley Composite Squadron john@fletcherconsulting.org 
Cadet Orientation Flights - December 8 & 9
FVCS Cadets, the airplane is availablethis weekend saturday afternoon andsunday morning. I can be available for O-flights those times. Please responddirectly to me if anyone wants to go. Wecan take two cadets per flight and switchseats. Remember, a current membershipcard and full correct uniform are required.Don Johnsondajelj@gmail.com 
DECEMBER 7, 2012
The UOD for the next Squadronmeeting is:
 Alternate uniforms choices:
Blues, BDUs, Flight Suits
,Polo Shirt/Grey Slacks
(Seniors)See Uniform Regulations at:http://tinyurl.com/fvcsuod
12/7 FVCS Holiday Dinner @ Thai Pot, 7PM2249 Maple AveDowners Grove, IL 6051512/14
Group 14 Cadet Drill & Orientation Flights At Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)
See more events on Squadron Calendar at:http://tinyurl.com/fvcscalendar 
See more events on Illinois Wing Calendar at:http://tinyurl.com/ilcapcal 
To have events added to the calendar, send e-mail to Lt. Gary Brown at gary@thebrownhouse.org  
Friday – Testing2
Friday – PT Testing3
Friday – Aerospace Education, Moral Leadership4
Friday – Review Boards/Promotions5
Friday – TBD
Friday – Aircrew Safety / Wing cleaning2
Friday – Professional Development Training3
Friday – Emergency Services Training4
Friday – Commanders Choice*5
Friday – Commanders Choice*
*Suggestions always welcome and considered 
Fox Valley Composite Squadron Newsletter Page 2
FVCS Cyber Patriot Team Competes in Round 2
On Saturday, December 1
– the 71
Anniversary of CAP – the Fox Valley Composite Squadrongathered at the Dupage Airport Terminal Conference Room to compete in Round 2 of the Cyber Patriot Competition. In attendance were:
C/2dLt Rameez Baig
C/Amn Dakota Morgan
C/ Sean Fox
C/SrA Alexander Chytrowsky
2d Lt Mike Cittadino – Team Mentor 
2d Lt Gary Brown – Team Coach
Round 2, as you may expect, was designed to be an elevated challenge. Not only where the threatsmore masked/hidden, the team had to simultaneous defend both a Windows 7 Workstation and aWindows 2008 Server. To add further challenge, a handful of team members were regrettably notavailable to participate that day. However, the limited team rose to the challenge, successfullythwarted many of the threats on the virtual computer images and tallied a very respectable score.Great job team! We are all VERY proud of you for stepping up to the plate to learn to be the nextcyber defenders of America. We are eagerly awaiting the final, official scores. Good luck team!
2d LT. Gary Brown
 FVCS CyberPatrio CoachEMAIL:gary@thebrownhouse.org 
FVCS Banquet & Cadet Design Competition
The date for the Fox Valley Composite Squadron Annual Awards Banquethas been selected – the date is February 3
, 2013 – and, on Friday, theCadets were issued a Competition to design the program cover flyer for the Annual Awards Banquet. Cadets should design and submit their graphicdesigns to Lt. Christina Morgan? Designs are due January 25th (at start of meeting) and the requirements are that it cover these simple details:Fox Valley Composite Squadron Annual Awards BanquetFebruary 3rd 2012Thank You and Good Luck!Christina Morgan, 2d Ltlogcabin76@comcast.net 
Fox Valley CompositeSquadron Website:http://www.foxcap.org 
Fox Valley CompositeSquadron Facebook Page:http://tinyurl.com/fvcsfacebook 
Group 14 Website:http://ilgroup14.wikidot.com 
IL Wing Website:http://www.ilcap.org 
Region Website:http://glr.cap.gov 
National Website:http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com 
Air Force “Air University”:http://www.au.af.mil/au/ 
 Need a uniform, accessory or CAPlogo merchandise? Use this couponfor 10% off your next purchase athttp://www.vanguardmil.com 
Fox Valley Composite Squadron Newsletter Page 3
Civil Air Patrol Legislative Day
This annual event provides the CAP leadership and its members an opportunity to talk one-on-one with their Congressionalrepresentatives about the future of CAP operations, past-year accomplishments and organizational funding requirements. Morethan 180 CAP commanders, their staff members and national headquarters staff gathered in Washington, D.C., for last year'sCAP
. SeeCAP Volunteer Magazine Apr-Jun 2012, page 12 for the Legislative Day article.
Cadets selected, will be representing Illinois Wing CAP in Washington DC and speaking to the Congressional Representativesfrom our state. Our job there will be to let our Representatives know about CAP, who we are, what we do and the issues facingCAP that we are asking them to consider. We will also be making them aware that they and their staff are eligible to join theCongressional Squadron.This activity goes from 0500, 27 February to 2 March 2013. 27 Feb and 2 Mar are travel days. To be determined, the team mayleave for Washington D.C. 26 Feb to allow for more rest before Walking the Hill. This will be decided as soon as possible. Cadetsand escorts will stay at Bolling Air Force Base Billeting. Cadets will attend a briefing the evening of 27 Feb. They will “Walk theHill” going to Illinois Congressional Representatives offices all day 28 Feb. Members can expect to walk up to five miles.Friday is a sightseeing day for the cadets and escorts. Saturday is a travel day back home. The escorts for the 2013 LegislativeDay will be Maj James Bartel and Capt John Fletcher.
Application requirements:
Cadets who would like to attend the legislative days from 27 Feb to 3 Mar 2013 please write a 300 word letter telling whyyou want to attend and what you expect to get from the experience.
C/SSgt and above may apply. Cadets who have previously attended Legislative Day may apply but priority will be given tonew participants.
Cadets must be knowledgeable in all aspects of cadet programs.
Cadets must be comfortable talking to various people about cap and project a professional manor.
Cadets should have gained experience outside of squadron activities (encampments or NCSA)Send the letter tocp@ilwg.cap.govandgra@ilwg.cap.netwith your name CAP ID number and your phone number. The cutoff  date for the letter is 20 December.
PAUL HERTEL, Lt Col, CAPGovernment Relations Adviser Illinois Wing
N EXRAD Pilot Training
This opportunity is open to all pilots but CAP members are getting the early announcement -space is limited!Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University researchers are working on an exciting FAA-fundedproject to help pilots learn to use new weather-in-the-cockpit technologies for generalaviation flight. We are currently inviting pilots to participate in this research by taking aninstructor-led training module/mini-course on using NEXRAD and its products to make safein-flight decisions during convective weather situations. Course topics will include Radar and thunderstorm fundamentals, NEXRAD and itslimitations, and aeronautical decision making. Our participants will be paid $50 upon course completion and receive WINGS credit.The course will be held January 12th from 0800 to 1500 at Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive Elgin, IL in the Heritage Room (lower level in the SRC Building). For RSVP or questions about the course, please contact Michael Vincent atvincenm3@my.erau.edu ROBERT BECKER, Lt Col, CAPDirector of CommunicationsIllinois Wing - Civil Air Patrol630-631-7186 
The December edition of the ILWG Aerospace Newsletter hasbeen posted on the ILWG website.http://ilcap.org/images/documents/aerospace_education/ilwgaenewsdec2012.pdf  If you have trouble opening the newsletter, please let me know.Sue Wynard, Major CAP
 A revised Instrument Flying Handbook is now available; you canaccess it and download from the link below along with other valuable references:http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/aviation/ Joe KotowskiILWG DOV630-805-3588 (Cell)

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