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San Diego Squadron - Oct 2010

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Civil Air Patrol - California Wing
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Within the confines of Julian County lies the averagescale William Heise County Park which the Squadronsof Group 7, California Wing, Civil Air Patrol has des-ignated as its recent home for Emergency Servicestraining through a series of bivouacs. On Friday, Sep-tember 24
I watched from the top of a hill as cadetsarrived by twos, threes, and fours…all attending for one binding purpose, to learn a little more about that3
mission of CAP—Emergency Services.Over the weekend cadets sat through multiple classesincluding Basic First Aid, shelter building, survivalskills, search line, and smores making. In order to keepthings interesting, the Bivouac Commander and Iworked a few weeks prior on a few out of the ordinaryexercises for the cadets. By mid morning on Saturdaythe 25
cadets were clueless to what was awaitingthem on top of the campground hill. They were handeda bag filled with scrap bandages, splints, and medicalgloves and told that they would be working on anemergency medical scene and then they were sent ontheir way up the hill. Upon reaching the top cadetsheard cries of wounded personnelwho weregushing phony but ohso realistic blood and had taped on massive gashes in arms, legs, or chests. Remembering their medical training cadets actedquickly to try and save the fading lives of our volunteer injured includ-ing C/CaptDaniel Friesen,C/2
LtRebekah Shea,and C/SSgt ZoeHorton. Later in the day after further trainingcadets con-ducted a search for a ‘downed aircraft’ by marking bits of scattered airplane parts and eventually coming upon thecrash site where C/2
Lt. Rebecca Olson and C/2
Lt.Benjamin Shea lay wounded and delusional crying out for help and each other wondering if they would be savedfrom the fatal crash of their PA-28 Cherokee aircraft.Overall, the cadets enjoyed themselves at this one of akind training event and you could see it in their facesmost of the time. I know that the bivouac staff and I look forward to seeing many more at the next training bivouac— learning to survive in the snow!
 What to Expectat NCOS
Importance of D&C to CAP
AerospaceCurrent Events
Put Your Facein Space
National BoardsRecap
HalloweenDriver Safety
Achievements &Accomplishments
October Calendar 
Check out up-coming eventson Page 2
Explore Emer-gency Serviceson Page 1
Meet your cadetstaff on Page 3
Learn aboutaerospacecurrent eventson Pages 4 & 5
Achievementsand Accomplish-ments on Page 7
Living off the Land
Squadron 144News
By: C/2nd Lt Benjamin Shea, Bivouac Cadet Commander
 Part 2 of the Combined Training Bivouacs
Photos taken by C/A1C Bryce Duggan, Bivouac Cadet PAO
team of about ten other people in a semi-nar consisting of a seminar leader andsometimes an assistant seminar leader.The seminar and assistant seminar leaders job consists of training NCO’s how toproperly teach drill according to AFM 36-2203, how to come together as a team toaccomplish the task at hand, bringing self-discipline up to the standards of groupdiscipline, and most of all having a positivemental attitude throughout the entirety of the weekend. Throughout the course of the school students will be given the op-portunity to play the role of a flight ser-In the history of my CAP career so far,NCOS has been one of the best activitiesI’ve attended. I learned many helpful train-ing techniques, a great amount about drilland ceremonies, and how to become abetter follower leading up to my greatdays of leadership today. Some of you maybe wondering just exactly what NCOS isand what it’s all about. NCOS is Non-Commissioned Officer School, an eventthat consists of two and half days goingthrough various different classes, teaching/learning drill and the different techniquesto teaching drill properly, working with ageant,grow intheirleader-shipabilities, test their own leadership styles,become proficient in teaching drill andceremonies according to the six-stepteaching method, and gain experiencethat will later help them becomestronger leaders for the future genera-tion of cadets. NCOS is experience,friendships, and training you will neverforget.
Upcoming Events
October 1-3Miramar Air Show Recruiting EventSan Diego, CA
October 9Group 7 Awards BanquetCamp PendletonCadet Cost $30, Senior Cost $35
October 16Cadet Orientation RidesGillespie Field, El Cajon
October 22-24NCO SchoolMarch ARB, RiversideCadet Cost $40, Staff Cost $30
November 6-76th Annual Astronomy Night NearCampo, CACost - Potluck 
November 12-14California Wing ConferenceSanta Maria, CACadet Cost w/Banquet $60, w/o $30
NCO School—What to Expect
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 23 4 5 6 7 8 910 11 12 13 14 15 1617 18 19 20 21 22 23243125 26 27 28 29 30
Optional NCO School
  Weekly Meeting Weekly Meeting Weekly Meeting Weekly MeetingGroup 7Banquet
By: C/CMSgt Sarah Shea
Miramar Air Show 
 Miramar Airshow Orienta-tion Rides
Squadron 144 Color Guard
By: Capt Ross Veta
Two weeks ago marked an important event for Squadron 144. That was the day we reintroduced a color guard into our squad-ron. Led by Cadet Captain Rebecca Thieme, the color guard is quickly becoming the ceremonial marching icon for our Squad-ron. Color Guard members include Captain Rebecca Thieme, Tech Sergeant Zoe Horton, Senior Airman Jacob Veta, SeniorAirman Everett Costello, Airman Josh Palmer, and Airman Jay Palmer. Our Color Guard will appear at local events and competein the California Wing Color Guard competition this fall. Congratulations to those who applied to be on the team!
time I rolled my eyes, it not only detracted frommy image but the image of the unit. My actionsone way or another influenced the people aroundme, causing them to either mimic or dislike me.My actions reflected the unit when I went toactivities, and when people visited our squadron.When an organization losses sight of the regula-tions that govern it and the respect it shows toothers, it falls apart. Therefore cadets that don’tfollow CAP’s rules are not looked favorably on.At this point you’re wondering how in the worldI could give myself a seven if I didn’t wear aproper uniform, and I was disrespectful. I had onequality no other cadet possessed, and held onto. Iwas determined
 – determined to be like thequality cadets above me – determined to be aSpaatz cadet. I showed up to every meeting,forced to give up Saturday mornings to make upfor the time I missed to go to meetings. I took on jobs that many turned their nose at. Finally, Iwent to as many squadron and wing activities Icould to gain more knowledge about anythingremotely related to CAP. My dedication to mygoals turned into motivation in the program.Four and a half years ago I joined CAP, moti-vated by my dad who had been in the programas a cadet, and like many of you, I too had adream to be a military pilot. If I were to givemyself a number between one and ten identify-ing how squared away of a cadet I was. I wouldhave said seven. I was only twelve when I joined; let’s just say I didn’t get the purposebehind everything. When I showed up everyweek, my uniform was not what it is today. Itdid not have sharp creases in the shoulders norwere my cut outs one inch centered and paral-lel to the forward leading edge. It hadn’t clickedin my head that if I had worn a perfect uniform,the staff would not only realized I could in factwear a perfect uniform but also: follow instruc-tions, pay attention to small details, be disci-plined, had set aside time to put it togetherevery week, and most important cared aboutthe image I was exuding. To a staff member, thesimple ability to wear a perfect uniform toldthem whether or not I possessed the qualitiesneeded by staff members. Every time I missed a“Yes sir”, every time I forgot to salute, everyThat motivation has got me to where I amtoday – Deputy Cadet Commander of Squad-ron 144, Academic Honor Cadet of CadetOfficer School, and privileged staff member of many wing activities. Although I have my faults,I had a goal which I continue to stay dedicatedto. It has motivated me, and has helped me tocontinually overcome the obstacles I face.I currently ama Senior atWestviewHigh School.I plan to ma- jor in SpacePhysics atEmbry Riddlenext fall on anAFROTCScholarship.With timeand dedica-tion, anythingis possible.
deep in America’s history, going all the wayback to the revolutionary war. Drill was usedto move large army’s jointly into battle. Al-though we as cadets are not moving into bat-tle, the lessons learned from drill 235 yearsago, can still be applied to our lives today. Themost obvious of lessons is being able to followinstructions. When soldiers are told to ad-vance on a target by flanking it, they are ableto receive an order, process what is beingasked of them, and execute it at a moment’snotice. The reason CAP trains to perfection isso that when a task is asked of cadets in CAPor their normal lives they are trained to actpromptly and precisely to those orders(sound familiar). Another reason we drill isfor the discipline. I have seen firsthand howdrill has changed cadets discipline wise. Othercadets, even myself, came into the programnot being able to stay focused on a task, andnow have no problem staying focused all be-cause they had been reminded over andover to focus on locking their arms, cup-ping their fists, and not locking their knees.The discipline to do the former has trans-lated into cadets being more disciplined off the drill pad. The list of things we can learnfrom drill goes on and on. It is our duty tolearn and use the skills gained from drill tobetter our lives and the ones around us. Isdrill helping in your life in other ways younever expected?Ask yourself, what is the first thing you dowhen you show up to a CAP meeting? Doyou salute the officer returning to their carfor all the stuff they forgot? Maybe it’sopening formation because you are so late.Both of those activities have roots in thedrill you learn as a basic cadet. The obviousreason behind why we teach drill is that itallows you to perform drill orientated ac-tivities required of you at meetings. Whythen do we evaluate your level of perform-ance at drill? The reason we drill is rooted
Revolutionary War to Character Development
How Your Deputy Cadet Commander Started in CAP
By: C/1st Lt Joshua FlewellenBy: C/1st Lt Joshua Flewellen

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