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ENCAMPMENT: BEHIND THE SCENES
By C/SSgt Jillian A. StaufferPublic Affairs NCO We all know what happens on the front lines of encampment, but whatmakes it all work? Headquarters staff, that's what. Usually comprisedof five areas (Logistics, Administration, Mess ops,Communications, and Public Affairs), HQ staff is what gets the cadetstheir blankets, the cadet staff their schedules, and everybody their food.Most cadets consider HQ staff "below" line staff, but they're really not. This year, Logistics Staff had one Logistics Officer, and three LogisticsNCO's. The Logistics team was responsible for ensuring that in-processing and out-processing went smoothly, and for providing cadets all linens that werenecessary, setting up the drill comp field, as well as arranging the volleyball court. The Administration area was comprised of one Administration Officer and two AdministrationNCO's. They were responsible for inputting all cadet information into the computer,handing out staff schedules, setting up all audio visual equipment for classes, as well asforming the 'go home' packets. The Mess Ops team had three cadets this year. They helped prepare and serve food, andthen cleaned up afterwards. The Communications team was comprised of oneCommunications Officer and one Communications NCO. This team distributed radios tothe cadet and senior staff and ensured they were returned at the end of encampment. They also monitored the radios and helped out anybody calling the encampment base. The Public Affairs team had one Public Affairs Officer, and two NCO's. This team took photographs of all the daily activities of encampment: drills, formations, obstacle course, PT. All the picturesin the week-book were taken by the Public Affairs staff.Headquarters is a vital part of encampment. Without HQ, line staff would not be able tofunction, and vice versa. Next time all the linens are delivered on time, be sure to thank HQstaff for all their hard work. //* * *
NEW SENIOR MEMBERS START THE JOURNEY
By Lt Col James H. Sena
Professional Development OfficerSAN JOSE - Squadron 36 hosted a Level 1 & CPPT (Cadet ProtectionProgram Training) at the Squadron Building on Saturday, July 30, 2005. A Level One Course is the first course for a new senior member and is a
before they can do much of anything in CAP. It is the pseudo-equivalent to Phase I for new cadets but at a faster, more condensedpace.Even though it was an early event for senior members, it was well-attended by new members to CAP from all over Group 2. Graduatesfrom the various Group 2 squadrons were: SMs Julie Herbert, Elsie Hartman, Robert Gary, Velma Robinson, Michael Pavis, Robertson, Spiro Mitsanas, Gerald Uelblackerr, and CadetBryan Guerrero.Course Director for this event was veteran instructor, Lt Col James Sena. Aiding him wasMaj Michael S. Montgomery Jr., commander for Squadron 36. Capt Keith J. Stason of Squadron 10 was also present, auditing the course to become a Level One instructor.//
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Answers on Page 5
1. At the end of theformation, the first sergeantdismisses the squadron byusing those two famouswords: "Dis, MISSED," atwhich point all members takeone step back and do anotherabout face in unison.
Fact or Fiction
?2. It is not appropriate for asenior ranked member toinitiate a salute to a juniorranked member.
Fact or Fiction
?3. On the service uniform,the Wing Patch (on the leftshoulder) must be creaseddown the center.
Fact or Fiction