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New Century Squadron - Oct 2009

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New Century Composite Squadron Newsletter 1
New Century CompositeSquadron AerospaceEducation Officer Appointed
Aerospace Education Officer Biography 
Captain Vicki Davis
Captain Vicki Davis wasAppointed as the Squadron’sAerospace Education Officerfor the Senior Members.Captain Davis has 35 years teaching experienceteaching College Now Physics 1 Honors, Physics 2Advanced Placement, and Principles of Organic andBiochemistry at Shawnee Mission West High School.She served for 28 years as an adjunct professor forJohnson County Community College (JCCC) inchemistry and microbiology. She previously served asan adjunct for Colby County Community College and Ft.Scott Community College teaching chemistry,microbiology, and human development. She currentlyserves on the College Now Board at JCCC.She is a member of the National Science Teacher’sAssociation, the American Association of Physics
New Century Composite Squadron
NCR-KS-123
1 NEW CENTURY PKWY ROOM 128NEW CENTURY AIR CENTER, KS 66031
 
Aerospace Education
Volume 1, Issue 1 October 2009
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Aerospace Education Officer Biography: Capt Davis
1
Commander’s Corner
3
What is Aerospace Education? It is what we do.
4
Aerospace Education: The Program
5
Cadet Aerospace Education Program
 
Captain Vicki Davis wasappointed as the Squadron’sAerospace Education Officerfor the Senior Members.
Commander’s Corner 
Lt Col Dominick Italiano 
I am pleased the Squadron’s Aerospace Education hasgoal oriented Aerospace Education Officers who willexecute CAP’s chartered responsibility in AerospaceEducation. This newsletter is one of the action orientedgoals to provide aviation education and training to thesenior and cadet members. In this first issue, I would liketo discuss the “Yeager Award”, and our responsibility toachieve this prestigious award.
Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager Award
CAP’s Aerospace Education (AE) programs implementthe AE mission’s goals and objectives. One of theobjectives for Senior Members is earning the YeagerAward.
Figure 1, Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager
According to CAPR 280-2, “All senior members have theresponsibility to read and become knowledgeable withthe contents of…
Aerospace: The Journey of Flight.” 
 After reading and the member is ready to take the Yeagertest, there are three options: open book; closed book; oron-line. Members are encouraged to take the test on-linebecause the results are immediate and the member’seServices records are electronically updated. The
See 
Capt Davis 
on page 2 See 
Commander’s Corner 
on page2 
 
New Century Composite Squadron Newsletter 2
Teachers, and the Kansas National EducationAssociation - Shawnee Mission Education Association.Captain Davis co-sponsors the Viking Robotics Teamwhich aligns with the physics curriculum for the past 5years competing in the For Inspiration and Recognitionof Science and Technology Robotics competition(
FIRST Robotics)
.
FIRST 
Robotics is an innovativeand creative learning and development programdesigned to discover and explore all types of science,math, and technology on their own terms and in anenergetic environment. Captain Davis takes herknowledge and curriculum into the community to localelementary and middle schools. She is alsoparticipating in the grant writing process to obtainfunding to promote science, technology, andengineering through robotics in the rural schools ofKansas and Missouri.Captain Davis graduated from the Kansas StateTeacher’s College, now called Emporia StateUniversity, majoring in biology and chemistry. Sheholds a Master’s degree in Education from WashburnUniversity, and has the equivalence of a Master’sdegree in physics and gifted education from theUniversity of Kansas.She is married to Scott Davis, and enjoys her sparetime with their six grandchildren. Together, they enjoycamping, canoeing, and other outdoor activities.
 
AE Plan of Action
 
The Squadron is required to plan and implement anaerospace education (AE) program which benefitsboth the senior membership and the cadet program.The
Plan of Action
(POA) is the SquadronCommander and Aerospace Education Officer(s) toolfor implementing AE. The plan is forwarded to theWing Aerospace Education Officer for inclusion intothe Wing program. When approved by the WingCommander, the Squadron’s POA, the Squadronmembers become accountable for implementing theprogram.Each POA requires a goal to accomplish, ameasurement for participation, when the goal will beachieved (annually, quarterly or monthly), and theprevious year’s data which is the benchmark forevaluation.graduation certificate can be printed immediately foryour records.If completing the test prior to earning the Benjamin O.Davis Award, your certificate will have an attachedspecial Yeager embossed seal. Additionally, anymember who passes the test is authorized to wear theYeager Award Ribbon.
Figure 2, Yeager Award Ribbon
2009/2010 Goal
The Squadron’s Yeager Award percentage is 42%,and these numbers should be higher with the caliber ofSenior Members in the squadron. The Squadron’sgoal is to have everybody start reading
Aerospace: The Journey of Flight.
The book can be purchasedfrom Vanguard’s web site or you can log into
eServices
and using the left side of your menu, usethe
Aerospace Download
(should be in your “MyFavorites” or in “Other” if you haven’t made it one ofyour favorites. Use
the 2nd Edition
link for studying.
NCR-KS-123 AEPSM Statistics 
Seniors AEPSMs Achieved Goal Goal %57 24 42%33 58%
Lt Col 11 8 73%
3 27%
Maj 8 6 75%
2 25%
Capt 12 5 42%
7 58%
1st Lt 8 3 38%
5 63%
2d Lt 8 1 13%
7 88%
SM 10 1 10%
9 90%
Figure 3, Analysis of AEPSM
The Squadron’s AEOs, as part of their monthlyAerospace Education responsibilities and 2010 goalwill be providing AEPSM training the third Tuesday ofeach month.
2009 Yeager Award Recipient
First Lieutenant A.W. Pickel
completed therequirements for the Yeager Award and received hisaward on June 4, 2009.
 
Capt Davis 
from page 1
Commander’s Corner 
from page 1See 
AE POA
on page 3 
 
New Century Composite Squadron Newsletter 3
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The POA requires input from the other staff officersincluding the cadet leadership for development. Thereare standard annual participation goals for reportingand they are:
The
AE Program for Senior Members
 (AEPSM) for senior members to achieve theYeager Award.
 
Aerospace Education Officer andCommander
to advance the AEO at least onetrack level.
 
Squadron AE Activity Report
is submitted ontime to the Wing.
 
Squadron AEX Award Program
participationand completing six monthly AEX activities.
 
Aerospace Education Members (AEM)s
 recruitment of teachers to promote aerospaceeducation in the classroom.
 
School AEX Award Program
is implementedin a new school and to maintain previousyear’s participation.
 
Wing Conference
attendance by theSquadron AEOs.
Attend the yearly
National Conference ofAviation and Space Education (NCASE)
 conference.
Submit to Wing,
AE Award
nominations forthe Brewer, Crown Circle Awards.
Submit
AE Bulletins
to the Wing AEO forinclusion on the AE web page and AEONewsletter.
Maintain a Squadron
AE Bulletin Board
topost current events, and other official CAP,NCASE, etc., information.
Publish a squadron level
AE Newsletter
.As you can see, there is more to CAP’s AerospaceEducation Program than just standing up in front of ameeting trying to “wing it.” All senior members havean important role in aerospace education from workingwith cadets with their AE, Fly-A-Teacher, OrientationRides or completing their own education by earningAEPSM.
 
 
AE POA
from page 2 
NCCS Newsletter 
SquadronCommanderLt Col Dominick ItalianoAerospaceEducation OfficersCapt Vicki Davis (Seniors)2nd Lt Michael Maynard (Cadets)Editor 2nd Lt Michael Maynardmmaynard01@gmail.com

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