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Dothan Squadron - Nov 2010

Dothan Squadron - Nov 2010

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Civil Air Patrol - Alabama Wing
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What the Future Holds
• Model Rocketry Launch.
Since July, the cadets have been learning about Model Rocketry and preparing for the capstone event of launching the rockets at0900 on December 11
2010 at Green’s Grass Farm in Sampson. Directions to the farm can be found at:http://www.sears572.com/sears-launch-info/sears-launch-site-mapPlease be there to support your cadets
• 2010 Ironman Contest
The 2010 Ironman contest will be held at Auburn University from the 17
to the 18
of November. Dothan will have 2 teamscompete in the contest against other squadrons in the Alabama Wing. Cadets from other wings will be attending to earn the braggingrights of being the best at completing the tasks. Events will include the Super Duper PFT, an Advanced DF and compass course and adrill and ceremonies contest. Come join your cadets and senior members as they compete for the Ironman Trophy! There is more infoat: http://www.ser-al-113.org/ironman
• Wing Emergency Services School (WESS).
The next iteration of the Wing Emergency Services School to help cadets and senior members to become Ground Team qualified willbe held 14-16 January 2011. Don’t worry if you didn’t make the first two, you will be able to make it up. Pack your bags and survivalgear and join us. An application, packing list and timeline e-mailed to each of you at the beginning of the month. More info at:www.wess.alwg.us
• 2010 Annual Christmas Celebration
On December 4, 2010 the Dothan Composite Squadron will be holding the 2010 Annual Christmas Celebration for all members. Theevent will be held at the Landings and will start at 1900 until 1100. More information will follow.
• 2010 Christmas Raffle
The 2010 Christmas Raffle has started. The prize is a PlayStation 3 and the drawing will occur on December 4th at the ChristmasCelebration. Each ticket is $5. See one of the Deputy Commanders for more information.
• 2010 Winter Encampment
The 2010 Winter Encampment will be held at Tyndall AFB, FL this year. For those cadets that want to fulfill this requirement, therewill be an encampment beginning on December 27
and ending on January 2
, 2011 in Florida. If you wish to attend, talk to the Cadet1SG and go to the website at http://flwg.us/cp/winterencampment.aspx . Encampment is needed for the Mitchell Award.
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  As 2010 quicklycomes to an end, our squadronneeds to ensure its annualrequirements have been met. Eachstaff member must submit their required annual reports to theiapplicable Wing Staff Member. For example, the Aerospace EducationOfficer for the squadron mustsubmit the Squadron Annual Aerospace Education Report.Some of you are new to youpositions and are not familiar withyour report requirements. Pleasefeel free to contact me or the DCS.The best way to become familiar with the requirements of your position is to download the SUIfrom National Headquarters, or merely ask me for a copy. In it, youwill find a step by step checklistidentifying all of the requirementswith a regulation for reference. As we get ready to start makingplans for next year, I ask each of you to reflect on your goals withCivil Air Patrol and the squadron.We will work together to ensure weare pursuing the same goals inattempting to accomplish the threeCAP missions. Next year’semphasis will be towards qualifyingeveryone in the EmergencyServices Program. Our currentprogram is still in its infancy. Wehave Mission Pilots, Observers andScanners, but we’re weak on ouground team side. Also, if you areinterested in pursuing a position onthe Incident Command Staff,please let me know. My goal is todevelop our squadron into anautonomous operating entity if weneed to accomplish ES missions byourselves. We are the only CAPasset capable of EmergencyServices south of Montgomery.We have a lot of work to do. Iam always available by phone ande-mail, so please do not hesitate tocontact me if you need any help.Thank you for allowing me toserve as your commander.Respectfully,Brett Lewis, Lt Col, CAPCommanding
Cadet PromotionsC/1
Lt Paulson (Line)New CadetsC/AB Josh AmerspekC/AB Brandon BrooksC/AB Michael ByrneC/AB Joshua HenryC/AB Richard IrsikC/AB Chris ManleyC/AB Thomas ReedC/AB Tyler ReedCadet 1
FlightsC/AB Brandon BrooksC/AB Michael ByrneC/AB Joshua HenryC/AB Richard IrsikC/AB Chris ManleyC/AB Thomas ReedSenior Member PD Awards
SM Vandunk-Level I
New Senior Members
SM Derek CaseySM Joseph Vandunk
Yeager Awards(AEPSM)
MAJ Wylie MathisMAJ George OwenCAPT Nathan Franklin
The first biannual Alabama Wing IncidentCommand Staff School was held October 23
& 24
, 2010 at the Bessemer SquadronBuilding in Bessemer, Alabama. This schoolconsisted of classroom instruction on thevarious aspects of executing SAR & DRoperations in the context of CAP as well ashands on exercises and multiple tabletopSAR/DR Exercises.The curriculum for the ICSS was made up of information from the following topics:
CAP Missions Overview / HowMissions Unfold
Roles & Responsibilities of thevarious CAP Incident Command Staff Positions
Search Planning
Running Air & Ground Operations
Mission Finance (Training & Actual)
Briefing & Debriefing
Legal Aspects of SAR/DR Operations
Implementing CISM & the MissionChaplain
Mission Communications &Communications Planning
Mission Paperwork & FormsWith such a wide variety of topics, obviouslythe subjects above were covered in limited butsufficient detail as to provide each student abasic understanding of their responsibilities asa Incident Staff. The purpose of this school wasto expand and enhance the Alabama Wing'sability to staff training and actual missions.The first day of the activity consisted of classroom based instruction and hands onexercises. The intent was to give all trainees abroad understanding of all aspects of how CAPoperational missions are executed. On thesecond day, the trainees were able to applywhat they learned on Saturday in two veryrealistic tabletop exercises.The exercise started with the notification thatan aircraft went down that night. The staff began planning and preparation withnotification of units and gathering informationon resources available. Simultaneously,planning sections started a game plan for theexecution of the search strategy and the mostefficient means of using the scarce resourcesinvolved in a search.When the actual operation started, staff members communicated with training staff as if they were talking to search teams on theground in the air over the radio. This added tothe realism of the event. Students were able tosee where their efforts were falling short andwere corrected with the guidance of theinstructors. IC instruction staff were also ableto see good ideas develop and implementthem into the next actual IC event. After te exercise was over, a after action reviewwas completed. Everyone agreed the exerciseopened their eyes to what an actual missionrequired and the future of this training wasindeed important to conduct in the future. If youare interested in becoming part of the IncidentStaff team, please contact any of the SquadronCommand Staff for guidance. Alabama Wing isalways in need of motivated members.
this issue
ICSSP.1Local EventsP.2It’s a Cadet LifeP.3What the Future HoldsP.4
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Civil Air Patrol
USAF Auxiliary
CC-Lt Col Brett LewisDCC-Maj Don JungellCadet Commander-C/1
Lt Megan PaulsonPublic Affairs Officer- 2
Lt Keith GrayChaplain-Lt Col(CH) Tom McGonegalStandardization- Lt Col Jim KelleySafety- MAJ Dick LovelyMaintenance-Capt Steve LeonardJoin our Facebook Group at:Dothan Composite Squadron, AL-029Our new Squadron Website (still under construction) address is:http://dothancompositesquadron.webstarts.com/index.html(still under construction)
Dothan Composite SquadronCivil Air Patrol, US Air Force Auxiliary750 Flightline DriveDothan, AL 36307PAO: 2Lt keith Warren

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