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Montana Wing - Dec 2011

Montana Wing - Dec 2011

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Civil Air Patrol - Citizens Serving Communities: Above and Beyond 
Captain Bruce Kipp
Wing Director of Public Affairs
(406) 942-0098
: Please inform Lt Col Lynch if you will attend the MTWG Leadership Conference on 14January. Each of you is responsible for a significant aspect of CAP programs in Montana Wing and we wouldappreciate your being there.
ll convene sharply at 1000 and end promptly at 1600. The conference will bein the RTI Building at Ft Harrison. Lunch will be provided for a nominal fee once there is a better handle onhow many will attend. Coffee and other refreshments will be available. Each staff officer should prepare a 25minute presentation on a topic relevant to your program. Also included in the program will be presentations byCol Cahalen and Joe Macklin. There will also be a one hour leadership seminar that day. To insure we geteveryone on the program in the time allott
ed, we’
ll have a working lunch. Please pass this information to thosein your units whom you feel will benefit by this conference. Unit commanders may invite their DCC's
: DUE by 15 January: EACH squadron take note: In addition to CAP cadet awards, the AirForce Association provides the Outstanding Squadron Cadet Award for every squadron and the National CAPAerospace Education Cadet of the Year Award as well as others. See
“What AFA Does for CAP.”
: Membership ID and Photo Card Information: The new CAP membership card policy is ineffect. Senior members (including Fifty-Year & Life members) and cadets over age 18 will receive a new photomembership card at no cost when they join CAP or renew their membership. Senior members without a photoon file will get
the new photo membership card with the words “Picture not available” printed on the card where
a photo would have been. As of 1 Jan 2012, it is mandatory for all CAP senior members to have a photo on filein eServices. Cadets over 18 without a photo on file will have their name printed on the card in the same way asnon-photo membership cards; the photo is optional for them. Members will be charged $3 each for a duplicateor replacement card, which can be ordered online via eServices or by calling Membership Services toll-free at877-227-9142. New membership cards will no longer be automatically distributed when members are promotedor transfer units. The new gray CAP membership card
replace both the old “blue” CAP ID card and the optional
$4 photo ID card, which are no longer available. For information on the ID Card guidelines and uploading yourphoto see http://www.capmembers.com/cap_national_hq/member_services/membership_card_guide.cfm 
CAP partnership with Wreaths Across America to pay tribute to U.S. veterans by placing wreaths on thegraves of the fallen during the holiday season, grew to new heights in 2011. Wreaths were placed on more than
325,000 veterans’ graves at
over 700 cemetery or memorial sites in all 50 states, and at more than 20 foreignlocations. CAP members led or participated with color and honor guards in many of the ceremonies. Over 600
CAP units were involved in this year’s initiative.
The Montana Wing wrap-up report on wing-wide activities inDecember for Wreaths Across America has been published. If you have not seen it let Capt Kipp(pa@mtwg-cap.us
)know and he’ll send you a copy
Facebook page is a great way to keep up with the latest news, events and announcements aboutCAP. As a
you have the option of receiving all posted news, events and announcements directly to yourcomputer or phone via text message. You can read the latest information and
also comment on or “like” any
article, video or photo. To become a fan go to www.facebook.com/pages/Civil-Air-Patrol/107647995924164
and click the “like” button at the top of 
the page
Civil Air Patrol and the Air Force Association enjoy a strong, mutually supportive partnership. The twoorganizations have joined to collaborate, leverage resources, and work to the common goal of helping defendour nation with the strength of air, space and cyber space power. To learn more about how CAP and AFA work together, visit http://www.capmembers.com/afa.Help support this partnership by becoming a member of the Air Force Association. Join online at https://www.afa.org/newforms/membership.aspx 
2012 CAP Appointment Calendar Goes Virtual: To save money and pursue a paperless philosophy, theannual CAP appointment calendar will no longer be printed/mailed to the regions and wings. The calendar isavailable atwww.capmembers.com/eventsin a variety of formats, including A
crobat’s pdf and Outlook’s
The December 2011 issue of the “Safety Beacon”, the official safety newsletter of the Civil Air Patrol is
From CAP eServices News: Funds for cadet orientation flights, new cadet kits, and cadet uniforms havebeen turned back on. Backlogged AE modules are being shipped, new cadet kits are being shipped starting withthe backlog, and limited numbers of cadet uniforms are being shipped. Any remaining cadet uniform orders willbe held until further funds are released
Civil Air Patrol Restored to IRS Nonprofit List
CAP’s mistaken removal from the Internal Revenue
ce’s list of nonprofit organizations
has been corrected. CAP was mistakenly removed from the list whileworking to consolidate the Tax Identification Number for each squadron into a single organization-widenumber. In April the IRS confirmed the merge had been carried out, however, along with the squadron
s’ former TINs, NHQ’s own TIN disappeared as well
. In December, CAP was relisted in
“Additions to Publication 78”,
the IRS list of nonprofit organizations, but too late to be included in the latest electronic version of the roster of qualified nonprofits. CAP will reappear in IRS Publication 78 next quarter
Applications are open for National Cadet Special Activities (NCSA). If 
ve been to an encampment,
you’re eligible to
apply. There is an activity on almost any subject/career field that a cadet may be interested in.Your Deputy Commander for Cadets for a list with a brief outline of each activity. Applications are submittedvia eServices and are due before January 15, 2012. Instructions at:http://www.ncsas.com/instructions.cfm 
It’s the season for awards!
Deadlines are in CAPR 39-3 & CAPR 280-2. Generally, recommendationsfor awards need to get to Wing NLT 15 January 2012. Wing has to have them to Region by 15 February andRegion to NHQ by 15 March. Some awards, such as Cadet of the Year, should be sent to Wing by 1 January.Use a CAPF 58 or CAPF 120 to submit your nominations for the following awards: Cadet of the Year, AirForce Association Award, DDR Member of the Year, and Sorenson Cadet Programs Officer of the Year.Additional award information is listed below.
Cadet of the Year
 - recognizes an outstanding cadet who has earned an Earhart award or higher and is a high school junior or older- one nominee from each cadet unit is submitted on CAPF 58 to wing selection committee by 15 January- one winner selected at each level: wing, region, and national- details in CAPR 39-3
Air Force Association Award
 - one cadet (at any achievement level) per unit per year is chosen to recognize superior performance- unit commander requests nomination package from local AFA chapter and submits in December - January- award consists of silver medal, sky blue ribbon, and certificate- see www.afa.org/aef/medals.asp for more details
DDR Member of the Year Award
(National level award)- recognizes cadet/senior who contributed to the suc
cess of CAP’s DDR program at wing/region/
national level- any CAP member may nominate another member (does not have to be a DDR officer) through chain to NHQ- Submit on CAPF 120 by 15 January to wing- Presented at summer National Board & Annual Conference
John V. “Jack” Sorenson Cadet Programs Officer of the Year Award
 - annual award at wing, region, and national levels- any CAP member may nominate any Cadet Programs Officer to the wing by 15 January- details in CAPR 52-16
Quality Cadet Unit Award
 - objective award for cadet units based on data entered into eServices- winners chosen automatically and announced each January- 8 criteria: Cadet Achievement, Orientation Flights, Encampment, Growth, Retention, Enrollment, Aerospace,and Adult Leadership- see details at capmembers.com 
Frank G. Brewer, Sr. CAP Memorial Aerospace Award
 - recognizes cadets for outstanding contributions to the development of youth in aerospace activities- submit nomination form (found in CAPP 15) to wing selection committee by 15 January- one winner selected at each level: wing, region, and national- details in CAPP 15
Air Force Association AE Cadet of the Year Award
 - recognizes one cadet in the nation for outstanding contributions to aerospace education- Wing Director of AE submits nomination to wing HQ by 15 January- award presented at AFA conference each September- details in CAPP 15Unit Commanders, Cadet Programs Officers and individual members are responsible for nominations. Specialawards are a great way to reward and motivate your unit. See capmembers.com/specialcadetawards for details.
The Air Force Association provides $250 Aerospace Education grants to conduct projects that promotescience, technology, engineering, and math subjects and careers and are awarded in alternating cycles to CAPunits and teacher members. Go to the grant link (for units or for teachers) at the AFA partnership page
CAP Teams impressive in Air Force Association CyberPatriot Program: Round 2 of 
AFA’s CyberPatriot
high school competition was completed in early December. Of the 38 remaining Air Force, Army, Navy, andMarine JROTC and CAP cadet teams, CAP has 13 teams moving to Round 3 which will be conducted online13-14 January. The
CAP’s teams’ high scores earned them all 7 “extra slots” for 
Round 3, the last opportunityfor teams to qualify for the final national cyber security competition to be held 22-23 March in National Harbor,MD. CAP would be proud to earn the 2nd National All Services CyberPatriot Championship
title after CAP’s
Team Wilson from Orlando became the 2011 champions. More information found at www.uscyberpatriot.org 

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