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Fox Valley Squadron - Mar 2012

Fox Valley Squadron - Mar 2012



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Fox Valley Composite Squadron Newsletter Page 1
Group 14 Cadets Learn to Fly
On Sunday, March 25,
Fox Valley Composite Squadron
hosted another CadetOrientation Flight event – this time, extending the invitation to Cadets from all of Group14 – and this was no small operation with a total of 3 aircraft, 8 Senior Members andmore than 12 Cadets checking-in for a flight experience of a lifetime.For many Cadets, this was their first flight in a small aircraft and for others it was achance to further advance their flight experience and aerospace education in aviationsafety, preflight, normal flight operations and weather. All cadets stated it was a grandexperience. Elgin Composite Squadron’s Deputy Commander of Cadets, 2d Lt DawnWalden, stated: “I enjoyed hearing the excitement in their voices and seeing the smileson their faces as they recounted the stories of their flight time”. A very special thank you to the following Senior Members who volunteered their precious time over the weekend to help make the event happen:
2Lt. Don Johnson
– Flight Release Officer 
2d Lt. Gary Brown
– Orientation Pilot
Capt Rod Rakic
– Orientation Pilot
Maj Cliff Tamplin
-- Orientation Pilot
Lt Andy Vlack
– Transport Pilot
1Lt David Michalek
-- Assistant
SM Chaitanya Joshi
-- Assistant
SM Michael Cittadino
- Photographer 
Fox Valley Composite Squadron is already making efforts toschedule additional Orientation Flights during the month of April.Stay tuned to this Newsletter and Email for registration details.
For questions or comments about Cadet Orientation Flights, please email 2d Lt GaryBrown atgary@thebrownhouse.org 
MARCH 30, 2012
The UOD for Friday’s meeting is:
 Alternate uniforms choices:
Blues, Flight Suits
,Polo Shirt/Grey Slacks
(Seniors)Uniform Regulations:http://tinyurl.com/fvcsuod 
3/30 SQUADRON MEETING 7PMUOD: Blues4/06 SQUADRON MEETING 7PMNear Space Balloon Project PlanningUOD: BDUs4/13 >>> NO SQUADRON MEETING <<<Squadron Staff Meeting – 7PM4/20-4/22Spring Encampment4/20 SQUADRON MEETING 7PMUOD: TBD4/27-4/29GLR Cadet Competition4/27-4/29Spring Encampment4/27 SQUADRON MEETING 7PM
See more Squadron Events online at:http://tinyurl.com/fvcscalendar 
See more Illinois Wing Events online at:http://tinyurl.com/ilcapcal 
Friday – Testing2
Friday – Aerospace Education, PT Testing3
Friday – Moral Leadership, Review Boards4
Friday – Review Boards/Promotions5
Friday – TBD
Friday – Aircrew Safety / Wing cleaning2
Friday – Professional Development Training3
Friday – Emergency Services Training4
Friday – Commanders Choice(suggestions will be considered)5
Friday – Commanders Choice(suggestions will be considered)
Fox Valley Composite Squadron Newsletter Page 2
Help Needed at Carson’s Community Days – Saturday, March 31
Carson Pirie Scott’s “Community Days” is one of our Squadron’s most successful fundraisers – helping pay for many of our activities/events/items like the Near SpaceBalloon Project, Training, Brochures, etc. – and we willhave a presence there on
Saturday, March 31
. We needSeniors and Cadets to help staff the entrances at thestore to help sell the coupon books.If you are available, please contact Capt Bob Gerber at(847) 778-1867 as soon as possible.
Mark Your Calendars: May 12
Training Mission Announced
Fox Valley Composite Squadron has announced intentions to host a
Training Mission
onSaturday, May 12, 2012. This will be an opportunity for new members – both Cadets and Seniors --to acquire new Operations Qualifications and for all others to renew theirs. We have needs forGround Teams, Aircrews, Logistics, Finance, Public Affairs, Incident Command, Communications,Logistics, and more. This is an “all hands on deck” call for training! All Squadron Members – Cadetsand Seniors alike – are encouraged to participate. You may now register for the Training Mission online at (even if you don’t have qualifications yet;please just list your interests on the registration form)…
Towards that goal of getting member ready for the mission, we’re considering hosting severaltraining sessions – including Mission Scanner, Flight Line Marshalling, and potentially others – if youare interested in any training, please send email to Maj Larry Hebda atljhebda@aol.com 
Near Space Balloon Project Planning Sessionat Next Meeting Next Friday – April 6
 At the next Squadron Meeting -- Friday, April 6 -- we’ll be takingsome time, for interested Cadets and Seniors, to plan the FVCSNear Space Balloon Project. This project will be a great Aerospace Education experience for all and a potentially hugemarketing opportunity for the Squadron.Please come prepared with some of your ideas for the projectand, most importantly, we’ll be taking name of those individualsinterested in taking ownership of particular areas of the project.If you’re interested in this project, please email 2d Lt Gary Brownatgary@thebrownhouse.orgwith your interests and/or questions.Otherwise, we hope to see you at the planning session on Friday.
Fox Valley CompositeSquadron Website:http://www.foxcap.org 
Fox Valley CompositeSquadron Facebook Page:http://tinyurl.com/fvcsfacebook 
Group 14 Website:http://ilgroup14.wikidot.com 
IL Wing Website:http://www.ilcap.org 
Region Website:http://glr.cap.gov 
National Website:http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com 
Air Force “Air University”:http://www.au.af.mil/au/ Need a uniform, accessory or CAPlogo merchandise? Use this couponfor 10% off your next purchase athttp://www.vanguardmil.com 
Fox Valley Composite Squadron Newsletter Page 3
CAP Featured on Air Force Television
03/23/2012 - The Civil Air Patrol is often seen as a youth organization, but most don’t know CAP serves avital role for the Air Force’s domestic noncombat missions. They serve three main duties: Emergencyservices, aerospace education and training future leaders.CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO
FVCS Professional Development Achievements
Congratulatiosn to
SM Richard Roberts
who has been awarded his Membership Ribbon for completion of Level 1 training. Welcome aboard Rich! Additional congratulations are due for Senior Members
1Lt RebbeccaTulloch
1Lt Don Johnson
who have completed their Senior Level 2 training and have received thecherished Davis Award. The Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Award recognizes those members who have dedicatedthemselves to leadership and personal development in the CAP. This award was first given in 2006 and honorsthe late General Benjamin Davis. A pioneering military officer who was the leader of the fabled Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, and the first African American to become a General in the Air Force.
“The COM Stack”Group, Wing, Region & National Communications
Upon recommendation of the selection board I am pleased to announce that Major Dave Picek has been named the newGroup 14 Commander. An email will be forthcoming concerning the change of command time and date.RICKEY OETH, Col, CAPIllinois Wing Commander Civil Air PatrolThanks to all Cadet Competition participants, alternates, judges and support people. It was a total team effort. I attended much of thecompetition and was very expressed.Four teams competed:WoodfieldSpringfield ASpringfield BScottOverall1st - Springfield A with 12 points2nd - Woodfield with 13 points3rd - Scott with 19 points4th - Springfield B with 26 points.Written Test-1st Springfield A2nd WoodfieldMile Run-1st Woodfield2nd ScottFleet Foot Awards-Fastest Male - C/A1C Jesse Baxter from ScottFastest Female- C/Amn Julissa Einbinder from WoodfieldPanel Quiz-1st Springfield A2nd WoodfieldOutdoor Practical-1st Springfield A2nd ScottIndoor Presentation-1st Woodfield2nd Springfield AIn Rank Inspection-1st Woodfield2nd Springfield AStandard Drill-1st Springfield A2nd WoodfieldTeams:Woodfield:C/MSgt Matt BreenC/TSgt Jeff SkelleyC/SrA Nicholas PaolettiC/Amn Lucas Szpunar 

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