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Woodfield Squadron - Jan 2006

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cadet retention. There is plentyof room for growth in thesquadron, and once cadets have joined, keeping their member-ship current and keeping thecadets interested in the programmay be a bigger challenge thanrecruiting. With several activi-ties in the works, and the devel-opment of the squadron’s Emer-gency Services program, reten-tion should not be difficult.Everyone is looking forward tosee what Wells can do with thesquadron in this next year.
Cadet Exchange of CommandWoodfield Squadron Newsletter Starts
Woodfield Pride
There is new leadership in the cadetranks in the Civil Air Patrol’s Wood-field Squadron. After a full year of dedicated service to Woodfield Squad-ron, C/1st Lt Starck has relinquishedhis command to C/2d Lt Wells at aceremony on December 6th, 2005.During C/1st Lt Starck’s reign asCadet Commander, the squadron hasearned the Aerospace ExcellenceAward, and has the squadron in line toreceive a Unit Citation in the next cou- ple months. Having the responsibili-ties of being a leader can teach peoplethings they never though possible, or  probable for years to come. Starck stated he learned how to effec-tively delegate tasks to hisstaff properly, and how tomake vital decisions on im- portant squadron issues.Starck has exhibited his highlevel of leadership ability onseveral occasions, and hasstepped aside to let othersdevelop into tomorrow’s lead-ers.C/2d Lt Wells has acceptedthe challenge of Cadet Com-mander. As Starck’s Execu-tive Officer, Wells has seenwhat it takes to bean effectiveleader, and is upto the challenge.Wells has ex- pressed his goalsfor his time asCadet Com-mander. Theyinclude cadetrecruitment andhelp gathering content for thenewsletter. If you want to seeanything in the newsletter, or have comments/suggestions, please, let me know. I’m not a journalist, so I’ll need help.2Lt Steve LaLondeIn an effort to keep squadronmembers informed of eventstaking place within the squadron,awards and promotions, and whatthose senior members are doing,a newsletter was developed. 2LtSteve LaLonde has volunteeredto head up the duties of the“Newsletter Writer”.Another use for this newsletter isto get the word out about Wood-field Squadron. It can be a re-cruitment tool to make prospec-tive cadets knowledgeable of CAP, and make their parentsunderstand this is a well organ-ized program that can benefittheir sons and daughters.This is the Squadron’s newslet-ter, not mine, so I will need your 
 Inside this issue:
 Senior Member Section 2Cadet’s Section 2Upcoming Events 2 Emergency Services 3 Safety Note 3 Squadron Officials 4 Awards/Promotions 4
January 2006Volume
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Lt Wells (right) replaces Lt Starke (left) as CadetCommander for Woodfield Squadron.
 
Oshkosh Trip, EAA Museum and More
Senior Staff Positions
- Squadron Commander: Capt. Snyder - Deputy Commander: 2Lt Knickerbocke- Administrative Officer: Maj. O’Shea- Safety Officer: 2Lt Seidler - Aerospace Education Officer: Capt. McNichol- Chaplain: Maj. Stuck - Senior Programs Officer: 2Lt Brumfield- Flight Operations Officer: 2Lt Ponton- Emergency Services Officer: 2Lt Knickerbocker As most of us have heard, “What do the senior members do? Do they just sit around for 2hours?” Well, we’re going to clarify that. The past few meetings, the seniors have been plan-ning to get our Emergency Services up to par.The big goal is to have enough seniors andcadets qualified in various ES fields to managea base for missions. This would involve get-ting trained up on mission base operationsincluding flight line marshals and missionstaff assistant. Training in other areas of ESare regularly scheduled in other squadrons.January Meetings:- Jan. 3rd— Community Aware-ness- Jan. 10th—Aerospace- Jan. 18th—Cadet Development- Jan. 24th—Emergency Services- Jan .31st—Professional Develop-mentMeeting schedule is subject to changewith little or no notice.Last year, our squadron spent a weekend atOshkosh’s Wittman Regional Airport. Thegroup was packed on a bus to make the 3 hour trip to Oshkosh, where they were put up in avery nice lodge on the field, walking distancefrom the EAA Air Adventure Museum. Of course we took the bus, it was cold out. Ac-tivities included a visit to the Air AdventureMuseum, a hands-on wing rib building experi-ence, a mission in a flight simulator where you plan and fly a short 25-30 minute flight, and afull-motion F-16 simulator at the museum.Personally, I flew that thing like I stole it, andit didn’t break. For a small fee, you can enjoya weekend of aerospace outside of Illinois.The squadron is currently planning another trip to Oshkosh this year. The planning com-mittee is looking at March as a good time tovisit. If you have any questions about the trip, please ask C/1st Lt Starck, and he can provideguidance to have your questions answered.We hope to see a bigger turn out this year.
Senior Member’s SectionCadets Section
Cadet Staff Positions
- Cadet Commander: C/2d Lt Wells- Standard Ops.: C/1st Lt Starck - Flight Commander: C/MSgt Hibbard- Flight Sgt: C/SSgt Brady- Aerospace Officer: C/SrA Tomaszewski- Supply Officer: C/Amn Gallman- CG Commander: C/CMSgt Werner Get you wings with Civil Air Patrol. As acadet, you can take advantage of many flying programs where you get to fly. Orientationflights allow you to ride in the right seat of aCAP plane and take the controls for a periodof the flight. What better way to get experi-ence flying, have fun doing it, and pay noth-ing. Cadets are able to take their flights ingliders, powered airplanes, and hot air bal-loons if their available. If you choose to pur-sue a pilot’s license, you can proudly wear your wings for Pre-solo, Solo pilot, and as aFAA licensed Pilot. For more information onthese programs, contact 2Lt Ponton.January Meetings:- Jan. 3rd — Moral Leadership- Jan. 10th — PT- Jan. 18th — Testing/Boards- Jan. 24th — Aerospace ClassMeeting schedule is subject to change withlittle or no notice
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Emergency ServicesQualifications
Safety Notes
Woodfield Composite Squadron has set thegoal of becoming proficient in Base Operations.While there are many specialties that you cando in base operations, a couple of the obviousstarting points are Mission Staff Assistant(MSA) and Mission Radio Operator. Additionaltraining being setup for other important missionpositions are Flight Line Marshaller (FLM),Ground Team Member (GTM) and Aircrewpositions as well as CPR training. To lean moreabout these specialties go online to the Wood-field Composite Squadron Website,www.woodfieldcap.org. Task guides are avail-able to view and download from the EmergencyServices page that will help you decide whatyou want to do in ES and what you’ll need tolearn to become qualified.See you at the next mission, 14 January 2006Craig Knickerbocker, 2Lt, CAPDeputy Commander SeniorsEmergency Services Officer 
GettingStarted inEmergencyServices
To get started in Emergency Services (ES) youmay have heard about some tests that youneed to take first. Those tests are the GeneralEmergency Services (GES) test otherwiseknown as the 116 and 117 tests. The purposeof taking these tests is to provide you with abase of knowledge such as ES Procedures andProtocols and an Introduction to Incident Re-sponse System (ICS), before jumping into ES.It’s also what you have to do, to get a CAP 101Card (CAPF 101). Okay, so what’s a 101 card?The 101 card is your CAP member’s ES cre-dential. It outlines the ES Job Qualifications andTraining Status you’ve obtained via the CAPeServices.Once you’ve passed you initial tests, it’s timeto choose a specialty you’d like to be qualifiedfor and complete the required prerequisites.These prerequisites are different for each spe-cialty and once you’ve completed them a SQTR(Specialty Qualification Training Record) will beopened for you to track your progress to be-coming a fully qualified ES member. So what’sthis SQTR and why should you pay attention toit? The SQTR for each specialty contains a listof tasks that you must complete and/or demon-strate proficiency in. As you progress throughyour training these tasks will get approved or signed off on by the appropriate qualified ESpersonnel. It is important to follow up and makesure your completed tasks get entered into theWMU and be sure to keep your own copy of these records in the slim but possible case thatsomething happens and official records getlost… You don’t want to have to start over. Oneof the nice things about the SQTR is that it cancross pollinate other tasks. That is, tasks com-pleted while training for one specialty oftencount toward another specialty. So while it’sgood to stay focused on your primary specialty,look into other specialty task requirements, youmay want to Consider Working on MultipleSQTRs.
and then freezes overnight leaving a sheet of iceon the roads. When you read accident reports,or newspaper articles of people not being safe,most people will go, “What an idiot…” Thenthey proceed to reading a road map, while driv-ing down the freeway with a cell phone glued totheir ear and that cup of coffee between their legs. I’m not going to tell you everything that’snot safe. You already know that. I’m just urg-ing you to think before acting. It takes a secondto analyze what you’re doing and keep yourself out of the hospital, or even the morgue.
Mission Base Quals
-Mission Staff Assistant-Flight Line Marshal
Ground Team Quals
-Ground Team Member-Ground Team Leader
Flight Crew Quals
-Mission Pilot-Transport Pilot-Scanner-Observer
I’m going to be blunt with everyone on thissubject. Being safe boils down to not doingsomething stupid. Would you climb up awobbly ladder, and lean over to the side totry and grab something a couple feet away? No, you wouldn’t. Why? Because youwould fall and inflict undue pain uponyourself. These days, there are signs every-where suggesting to us how to be safe.There are speed limit signs, warning tagson electrical devices telling us not to usethem in or near water, and the ever so obvi-ous “Caution—Hot” on the McDonalds cupof coffee. All these warnings are in place because at some time, somewhere, some-one dropped a blow dryer in the bathtubwith them, or spilled that cup of coffee intheir lap in the drive thru. Now, with it being winter time, peopleneed to be especially careful with the snowand ice. Roads are slippery with a little bitof snow on them. With the crazy weather we’ve been having lately, the snow melts
Emergency Services
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