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East Iowa Squadron - Sep 2008

East Iowa Squadron - Sep 2008

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Civil Air Patrol - Iowa Wing
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 © 2008 Civil Air Patrol, 78th East Iowa Cadet Squadron
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Volume 1, Issue 2 * 78
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East Iowa Cadet Squadron Newsletter *Cedar Rapids, IA * WWW. NCRIA078.ORG * Fall 2008
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SAFETY
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DRUG DEMANDREDUCTION
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Message from the Commander 
As we begin to prepare for the end of 2008 and ready ourselves to usher in a new year, now is the time to reflect back upon the events of the past year, and start planning for next year. Ice and snow storms, tornadoes, and floodingimpacted many people in Iowa, including the members of EICS. While the floods in Cedar Rapids left our office andsupplies submerged under 7 feet of water and muck, our members displayed their commitment to the CAP CoreValues and CAP’s ES Mission by staffing Red Cross Relief Stations and the EOC, and participating on an ELTmission. The flood waters are now long gone and just a memory, but we remain standing together and fulfilling themissions of CAP. It is this type of courage and commitment displayed by our members that will allow us to continueto strengthen our Squadron and programs in the upcoming year.Congratulations to everyone for being awarded the 2008 Squadron on Merit. This is an outstanding accomplishment.Additional congratulations go to Capt. Oglesby and 2Lt Molina for being awarded the Commanders Commendationfor their hard work and dedication to CAP and the Squadron. ARUE!In October, the Squadron went through its Subordinate Unit Inspection (SUI). The SUI consists of several inspectorsfrom Wing visiting our squadron, asking about our policies, procedures, and inspecting our records. The goal of theSUI is to 1) ensure we are following CAP regulations, 2) present areas of improvement or alternate methods toaccomplish the CAP missions. I am happy to report that our squadron received the only “Excellent” rating in theWing, and had 0 findings. This reflects the high level of dedication that everyone in the squadron has to not onlygetting the job done, but getting it done right.Although we had a successful year, we cannot allow ourselves to grow complacent. We must continue to work hard toincrease our membership and our training so that we can effectively and efficiently complete our CAP Missions.Within this newsletter you will find a list of goals that were developed for the squadron for 2009. Please take a fewmoments to review them.On a personal note, I would like to thank everyone in the Squadron for their support and kindness this last year. I ask that you please be patient with me as I transition to this new role. I still have a lot to learn. I am following behind awonderful, knowledgeable, and dedicated Commander and hope that I may perform as well as he has during histenure. I know that he is looking forward to some much needed rest and his new assignment as our EmergencyServices Officer.Best wishes to all for a safe and happy Holidays.1
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Lt Brian MishmashCommanderEast Iowa Cadet Squadron, CAP
 
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 © 2008 Civil Air Patrol, 78th East Iowa Cadet Squadron
Activities 
Another busy season for the EICS. You can find additional information on activities at the news section in our websitewww.ncria078.org
Camp Rocky
This October, the EICS held the second ES training activity of theyear, commonly called “Camp Rocky”. During the weekend longprogram, members received training on many tasks and skillsneeded for Ground Team Qualification. In addition, Camp Rockyalso provides a great opportunity for cadets to share the importanceof positive activities to stay away of negative influences or drugs(DDR).
Officers Training
The Iowa Wing conducted a two days training in Cedar Rapids withofficers from different parts of the state including Des Moines,Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, and Waterloo. The training includedthe Corporate Learning Course (CLC) and the Squadron LeadershipSchool (SLS).
Moral leadership and DDR
We continue with our Moral leadership program. Civil Air Patrolencourages youth to live the timeless Core Values of Integrity,Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect. CAP developscharacter in its cadets through formal values education and informalmentoring as ethical dilemmas arise in cadets' lives. Senior AirmanTravis has conducted a series of presentations based on his militaryexperiences in Afghanistan, his experiences in ethical and moralchallenges in his personal spiritual journey to solve moraldilemmas.
 
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 © 2008 Civil Air Patrol, 78th East Iowa Cadet Squadron
Iowa Wing Names the East Iowa Cadet Squadron of Merit
The Civil Air Patrol Iowa Wing Commander Col. RonaldScheitzach and Iowa Wing Vice Commander Lt Col EricSchneider presented the 2008 ‘Squadron of Merit’ award tothe East Iowa Cadet Squadron during an awards ceremonyheld at the Iowa National Guard Armory in Cedar Rapids,Iowa on November 13, 2008. “This award is for all membersof the squadron, Cadets and Seniors, recognizing theirdedication to duty and commitment to excellence” said Capt.Oglesby after receiving the award on behalf of the 78th ECISmembers.The award recognizes the squadron´s meritorious cadetprograms performance throughout 2007 based on growth rate,individual cadet achievements and other criteria. TheSquadron of Merit is awarded to only one cadet or compositesquadron in each of the Civil Air Patrol Wings.
Capt. Brad Oglesby (right), commander of the East Iowa CadetSquadron, holds the unit's 2008 Squadron of Merit banner afterreceiving it from Lt. Col. Eric Schneider (left), Iowa Wing vicecommander and Col. Ronald Scheitzach, wing commander.
 
Change of Command
Members of the 78
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East Iowa Cadet Squadron held a Change of Command ceremony on November 13, 2008 at theNational Guard Armory in Cedar Rapids. During a ceremony the Iowa Wing Commander Col. RonaldScheitzach transferred command of the squadron from Capt. Brad Oglesby to 1st Lt Brian Mishmash. We all arethankful for the dedication and leadership of Capt. Oglesby.
Col. Ronald Scheitzach transfers command of our squadron from Capt. Brad Oglesby to 1st Lt Brian Mishmash.

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