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Lewis County Squadron - Jul 2008

Lewis County Squadron - Jul 2008

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 June/July Issue 2008
Inside this issue:
Trip to Space Camp 2Thank you from County 2Promotions /Birthdays 3Farewell Lt Lodman 3Websites of Interest 4Upcoming Events 4
External AE Takes Flight in Lewis County
Published by Lewis Co. Sq., CAPPO Box 56Chehalis, WA 98532Editor: 1st Lt Ruth A. Peterson
Please have your par-ent or guardian sign hereto indicate that they havereceived and read theFIREBALL.
Parent Signature:
Cadets should bring asigned FIREBALL withthem to the first drill af-ter they receive it.
Lewis County Composite Squadron Aerospace Education Officer, Captain EricCorder, and his daughter, Cadet Airman Jessica Corder, took their message to thestreets…well Adna Elementary School. As part of the CAP’s vision to take externalaerospace education to the community, he spent an hour with Mrs. Berg’s fourth gradeclass in May. “This was a trial for us to see if this was something good for both theCAP and the fourth graders. And you know what? It was, and will be in the future”, hesaid.This was the first time he took part in AE instruction outside the squadron and hewas promptly invited back. “I would like to partner with the school under the Aero-space Education Membership program and look at implementing the “fly a teacher” program as well”, he said. When asked if it was a success, he grinned, “The kids abso-lutely loved it. They were so inquisitive and attentive and showed a lot of respect. Al-though, one little girl kept referring to me as Captain Underpants, much to the chagrinof the teacher, but what are you going to do? They’re fourth graders!” Don’t eventhink about it cadets…Capt Corder spent time telling them of the roles of the CAP and then did some ac-tivities with them. One activity is from the AEX booklet where you demonstrate how awing produces lift by air rushing over the top. This is easily done with card stalk and ahair dryer. The final activity was a paper airplane building seminar – complete in CAPred, white, and blue paint scheme. The students then went outside to test their airplane building prowess. Capt Corder looks forward to future time in the classroom with pro-spective cadets and is proud to represent the Lewis County Composite Squadron.
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Volume III, Issue 4
 Drug Free and  Proud!
LCCS cadets each received a certificate of appreciation from county officials for allthe volunteer work they performed during 2007. CAP has always been known for pro-ducing great leaders in their communities and coun-try, and the sign of a great leader is the willingnessand motivation to serve.While the county officials expressed their grate-fulness with a certificate, the greatest reward thateach cadet will receive will be the lessons of service,motivation, perseverance, and leadership that comefrom all of the work that they do both at drill andduring the community events in which they partici- pate.The cadets of LCCS are a group of young peoplethat are truly a source of pride for the county, theSquadron, and Washington Wing.Everyone is yelling "Go Zack" as I am the first one up the thirty foot pamper pole. Iget to the top and stop. I look at the circular platform that has a diameter of about a footand think I'm supposed to stand on this? Everyone is still cheering me on as I finallystand on the top. I look at the rope and think that's a long way to jump. It was only mysecond day of Space Camp and I jumped from a thirty foot pole with nothing but six of my team mates holding the ropes that held me in the air. I learned to trust my team infive seconds - the five seconds it took the ropes to catch me.I went to Space Camp in June and had so much fun learning and making friends.There are many different lessons and different activities to do. Space Camp is a week of fun with all kinds of lessons. You learn about the space shuttle, NASA history and Rus-sian space history. They even have their own shuttle simulators.I was in the pilot track so I got a chance to use the aviation challenge simulators. Dur-ing the week at Space Camp you will do from four to five missions – a simulated shuttlelaunch and an hour of solving shuttle problems. Then there is the Extended DurationMission (EDM). That is six hours of medical, thinking, and buzzer anomalies.There are different programs for different ages. There is Space Camp (SC), SpaceAcademy (SA), and Advanced Academy (AA). Each of these programs is different be-cause they are separated by age groups.I learned a lot about teamwork, trust, leadership and overcoming personal fears, andso much more. You can find out more about each group, dates, times, scholarships, andcost by visiting their web site www.spacecamp.com for more information.
A Summer Trip to Space Camp
 by C/SSgt Zack Isham
Cadets Receive a Thank-You from the County
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Volume III, Issue 4
2d Lt Zack Bell C/CMSgt Jonathan Peterson 1st Lt Gregg Peterson
Capt Thomas Hird C/SSgt Frances Hodges 1st Lt Ron Wehnau 
C/Amn David Jackson Cadet Cody Joner SM Joseph Sibitzky 
Capt Daniel Whalen C/Amn Jessica Corder C/SSgt Kayla Hughes
C/SSgt Jake Madaris Capt John Pope Cadet Jordon Rabe
C/Amn Tiffany Wehnau 1st Lt Rita Whalen Capt Gil White
July - August Birthdays
Cadet Airman—Andrew Juarez & Cody Joner Airman 1st Class—Cheyenne SibitzkySenior Airman—Missy HailStaff Sergeant /Wright Brother’s Award—Arnie Yoder & Jordon BellMaster Sergeant—Frances Hodges & T.J. WilliamsHigh Chief Master Sergeant—Jonathan Peterson1st Lt—Joe Currall3 of our Senior members have been awarded the rank of Captain— Capt Daniel Whalen, Capt Gil White, and Capt Eric Corder 
Promotions - Congratulations for all of your hard work!
Dear Members of Lewis County Composite Squadron,As many of you know, I am moving to Libby, Montana. I am going to be closer to family back in thestate where I was born. I will miss the Pacific Northwest, but I won't miss the rain. This last winter has been a rough one for many of us. I will miss you, though.I didn't get to say goodbye to all of you, and I'm sorry for that. It will be a great loss for me to leavesuch a wonderful unit. The members of this squadron are so dedicated and motivated. They spend morehours than many Reservists and Guard members I have known. They spend their own money to makethings work. They give so much for so little recognition and no pay. The cadets are professional, courte-ous, and work hard. The seniors work so hard and have great leadership potential. You are all responsible,giving, caring members of society. I wish you all well. It has been my great pleasure and honor to work and play with all of you. I don't think I have ever been in such a good unit. Ever. You should all be proudof yourselves.I hope to make it back here occasionally for school or vacation. Some of you I will see again. But for now, goodbye, good luck, and thank you for everything.2LT Steven Lodman, CAP
Editor’s Note:
We will miss Lt Lodman and wish him well as he heads to Montana. Senior Member Sibitzky has taken over the position of Supply Officer.
A Farewell Message from our Supply Officer 

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