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Carnahan Squadron - Dec 2008

Carnahan Squadron - Dec 2008

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Civil Air Patrol - California Wing
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Maroon Marauder
Mary BarbTyler CregerMathew Staley
Richard Young 
C/Staff Sgt
From the Squadron Commander
OPSEC Requirements
Year End Testing Results
Path to a Pilot
Winter Quarter Calendar
Tyler CregerMathew Staley
C/Airman 1
Kyle Bond
C/Master Sgt
Braxton Philipp Armstrong  Achievement
Squadron 85, A year ago I assumedcommand as the Cadet Com-mander of our squadron. Sincethen it has been a pleasure toserve in this role and to watchthe squadron grow and pro-gress into what it is today.However, it is now time for meto step down and to move into adifferent role. I have taken on aposition in the Marine CorpsDelayed Entry Program inpreparation for my future ser-vice in the Marine Corps. I havefull confidence in Cadet KyleBond and his ability to lead thissquadron and to continue its pro-gression. Continue to stay moti-vated and work together as ateam. Come together with theother cadets and work with eachother to accomplish your goals. Ihope the best for you all and for the squadron as a whole. Keepup the good work and remember,you are: “
Always on Parade”.
C/2Lt.Braxton Philipp, CadetCommander 
Message from the Cadet Commander
Promotions and Awards
Congratulations to the following Cadets for their promotions and awards for Q4 ‘07
Evan Yanagihara
C/Technical Sgt
Kyle BondRichard Young 
Red Service Ribbon
Eugene L.Carnahan CadetSquadron 85
It’s Always Been Done Like Monkeys
Many times in Civil Air Patrol, we are faced with making sure for reasons of clarity and longevitythat standard operating procedures are established.The standard operating procedure (SOP) is an impor-tant document and culture for a unit to follow to keepfollowing safe, uniform, expected, and accepted prac-tices. Policies, such as how unit members handlethemselves around aircraft, are very important to beconsistent. However, as needs change and are recog-nized policies must be created, revised, or deleted. A very important regular function of the senior and cadet staff is to review policy and procedure tomake sure they are still relevant. A procedure that was created years ago to address an older out-of-datetopic needs to be revised or removed. For example, aprocedure created to address the wear of olive-drabgreen fatigue uniforms, is no longer needed within theSOP or can be changed to address BDU’s. Member-ship of the squadron also can bring forth ideas or sug-gestions for safe and functional procedures.Following this article, there is a fun, short storyentitled,
The MonkeyStory.
This story isused to cite a humorousexample of how policiesand procedure can con-tinue through an organi-zation. Although thecircumstances in thescenario have changed,the procedures continue at the detriment of the organi-zation.
The Monkey Story
Start with a cage containing five monkeys.Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and placea set of stairs under it.Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start toclimb towards the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the mon-keys with cold water. After a while, another monkey makes an attempt withthe same result - all the monkeys are sprayed withcold water.Pretty soon, when another monkey tries to climb thestairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.Now, turn off the cold water.Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one.The new monkey sees the banana and wants toclimb the stairs.To his surprise and horror, all of the other mon-keys attack him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted.Next, remove another of the original five monkeysand replace it with a new one.The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked.The previous newcomer takes part in the punish-ment with enthusiasm. Again, replace a third original monkey with a new one.The new one makes it to the stairs and is attackedas well.Two of the four monkeys that beat him have noidea why they were not permitted to climb thestairs, or why they are participating in the beatingof the newest monkey. After replacing the fourth and fifth original mon-keys, all the monkeys that have been sprayed withcold water have been replaced.Nevertheless, no monkey ever again approachesthe stairs.Why not?Because as far as they know that's the way it'salways been around here. And that's how company policy begins …~ Andrew J. Peters, Capt., CAP
Winter Quarter 2008PAGE 2
From the Squadron Commander
Per HQ CAP Memo dated 03 Dec 07:
“At the recent National Executive Com-mittee (NEC) meeting the NEC decided tomandate OPSEC training for ALL membersincluding cadets and patron members. TheNEC believes this education is necessary for all members because we all have a respon-sibility to protect sensitive information aboutCAP missions and resources. All members must complete OPSECtraining and agree to the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) by 1 April 2008 or they will not be allowed access to eServices, theWeb Mission Information Reporting System(WMIRS), or any other CAP system that re-quires a unique login and password. Any member who has not completed it cancontinue to complete OPSEC training online at:https://tests.cap.af.mil/opsec.”If you have any questions regarding this policy,please consults your chain of command.
New Operations Security (OPSEC) Requirements
Year End Testing Results
Be sure to check your year-end individual testingscores posted on the bulletin board. Make a per-sonal goal for 2008 to improve your averages for both Leadership and Aerospace, and to be part of the “Elite 100 Club”Congratulations go to the following cadets for being part of the “
Elite 100 Club
”, scoring 100% ontheir testing during 2007:
C/Bond  Aerospace — LindberghC/Bromenschenkel Leadership — Arnold C/Creger Leadership—Curry  Aerospace— Arnold C/Hayhurst Leadership — Arnold C/Staley Leadership — Arnold C/Yanagihara Aerospace—Rickenbacker 
~ Rick Kaita, 2Lt, CAP, TCOTesting results are continuing to be strong, how-ever there was a slight drop in both Leadershipand Aerospace scores.Be sure to pre-test on-line prior to testing atthe squadron; for Aerospace and Leadership pre-tests, go to:http://www.cap85.org/cadets/cadets/
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
CummulativeQuarterly YTD2007 Cummulative YTD Quarterly TestingAverages
Overall Average AerospaceLeaderhip

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