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Volume 10, Issue 01 January 2012

SQUADRON GARAGE SALE SAT. JAN 28th
Captain MacGregor will be hosting a garage sale at his home on Saturday January 28th, with all proceeds being donated to the squadron. If you would like to donate anything to the garage sale, please bring it to the meeting or arrange with Capt. McGregor for its pickup from your home. LET’S GET SPRING CLEANING & BENEFIT THE SQUADRON AT THE SAME TIME!

CONGRATULATIONS! Cadet Promotions Dec 2011: C/1LT Anna Boop C/A1C Spencer French

Hello 2012!
As 2012 opens, I would like to take a few moments to thank all cadets and seniors for their participation and contribution to Squadron 47’s successes in 2011. Our squadron was filled with so many achievements, such as bringing home the National Cadet Competition Color Guard trophy again, and the first BCS on Pendleton. I am especially proud of the new seniors who have picked up the energy and have taken the squadron on a whole new adventure. With our continued tradition of excellence, we will continue to train and provide a quality leadership program for not only the cadets but also for the seniors. I would venture to say 2012 will bring an increase of squadron sponsored activities such as another BCS, ATS, NAV training ES training and rocketry, robotics, and remote control flying. Let’s not forget the outstanding job our senior staff has done to provide our cadets with Orientation rides. I think we should look into watching some practice night fire on base by the active duty Marines. That would be educational and quite cool. With your continued participation and help during our events, we will continue to lead California and the Region in 2012. As Deputy Commander for Cadets I've witnessed the growth of basic cadets and senior cadets that to this day still amaze me at what they are capable of doing. We will see more public speaking and presentations from our cadets in 2012 and a renewed effort to continually raise the bar of excellence in all we do. I would like to thank D13 for my new position and all of the challenges it brings, and to the rest of the seniors for supporting me in my new role. 2012 will start off with a bang with our planned events of a garage sale with all donations going to the squadron. Again, thank you very much, and Happy New Year!
By Captain Dave MacGregor, CAP, Contributing Writer Deputy Commander for Cadets Skyhawk Composite Squadron 47 (CA324)

Please make all checks out to “Civil Air Patrol CAWG.” They will not be accepted if checks are written out to “CAP”. Please spell it out in its entirety. Thank you!

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Good bye 2011… Helloooooooo 2012!

Jan 7

AMA Expo 2012 – a CAP Van will be attending on this day. Academy of Model Aeronautics's (AMA) 14th Annual Show Ontario Convention Center, Ontario CA The Expo is open January 6-8 There are 100s of exhibitors, hands-on activities, give-a-ways, contests, RC competitions, stationary displays, speakers, NASA will be there demonstrating its drone aircraft, and lots of other demos This will be Squadron 47 field trip. We will go as a group on Sat. Jan 7 The CAP/AMA national partnership will be a featured presentation On January 7.For more information about the Expo, visit www.amaexpo.com

6-8 Jan 2012 - Cable Airport Air Fair - Upland Updated! 13-16 Jan 2012 - CAWG Cadet Competition - Vandenberg AFB Save the Date! 27-29 Jan 2012 - BCS-ATS - Camp Pendleton 17-20 Feb 2012 - Cadet Programs Conference - Camp San Luis Obispo Call for Staff 9-11 Mar 2012 - Training Leaders of Cadets - Vandenberg AFB New! 13-15 Apr 2012 - Airman Training School - Fresno Call for Staff Jan 14-15 Mar 9-11 SAREX in Orange County – details to follow in email. Ask Major Calderone or Maj. Audrey Digiantomasso for details SLS & CLC at Vandenburg AFB.

www.SEFSD.org
Is the website to check out for pictures from AMA day on Dec 3 rd, and also to keep up to speed on the remote controlled aircraft flying days which CAP cadets can attend. CAP cadets already automatically receive free membership to the group. Keep this page bookmarked on your computer and keep abreast of their activities.

BTW… The Fell Swoop is always looking for contributing writers from both the cadet and senior side. Keep us up to date on how CyberPatriot or Robotics is doing… Write about your favorite activity, write about what new cadets can expect at an encampment, your favorite speaker at a meeting… Flight staff, please delegate 1-2 cadets per month to write up a submission to the newsletter. Please email all submissions to 1LT Gillian Young at GGILLIANN007@YAHOO.COM

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Who’s Who in SQ47

As a fresh start to 2012, we’d like to announce the following staff `positions have been filled by new or existing Senior Members of our Squadron. Deputy Commander for Seniors Lt Col Brian K Billing Deputy Commander for Cadets Capt. David J. Macgregor Historian Maj. Audrey Digiantomasso Safety Ofcr 2nd Lt Garrett White Communications Ofcr Lt Col Michael Woods Emergency Services Ofcr Maj Tony Diaz Asst. Emergency Services Ofcr 2nd Lt Laurie Bresnahan Asst. Emergency Services Ofcr 2nd Lt Jessi Puffenbarger Finance Ofcr Capt. Nancy Nelson Logistics Ofcr 1st Lt James Wilson Supply Ofcr 1st Lt James Wilson Transportation Ofcr 1st Lt James Wilson Public Affairs Ofcr Maj Audrey Digiantomasso Asst. Public Affairs Ofcr Capt. Gillian Young Recruiting/Retention Ofcr Major Audrey Digiantomasso Asst. Recruiting/Retention Ofcr 2nd Lt Laurie Bresnahan Information Technologies Ofcr Major Tony Diaz Asst. Information Technologies Ofcr 2nd Lt William Chung Squadron Activities Ofcr Maj Audrey Digiantomasso Asst. Squadron Activities Ofcr 2nd Lt Mike Hamnquist Cadet Activities Ofcr 2nd Lt Hanna Chung Asst. Cadet Activities Ofcr 2nd Lt Roslyn Boop CHAPLAIN Major Richard Nelson Drug Demand Reduction Ofcr 2nd Lt Paul Harter Asst. Drug Demand Reduction Ofcr 2nd Lt Robert D. McMillion Personnel Ofcr 2nd Lt Hanna Chung Administrative Ofcr 2nd Lt Carol Wilson Asst. Administrative Ofcr 2nd Lt Roslyn Boop Professional Development Ofcr Lt Col Brian K. Billing Testing Ofcr Maj Tony Diaz Asst. Testing Ofcr 2nd Lt Mike Hamnquist Leadership Ofcr 2nd Lt Mike Hamnquist Aerospace Education Ofcr Maj Robert Calderone Asst. Aerospace Education Ofcr 2nd Lt Allen W. French Asst. Aerospace Education Ofcr 2nd Lt Jessi Puffenbarger

**THANK YOU** to the parents – who turned into active members of our squadron – and helped fill in all these gaps and positions to give the overworked and underpaid senior staff some reprieve. You are most greatly appreciated!

Please remember to log into E-Services periodically and do your monthly Safety Test. You will be restricted from activities if you do not keep your Safety requirements up to date.

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Out and About

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As a fresh start to 2012, we’d like to announce the following staff `positions have been filled by new or existing Senior Members of our Squadron. Deputy Commander for Seniors Lt Col Brian K Billing Deputy Commander for Cadets Capt. David J. Macgregor Historian Maj. Audrey Digiantomasso Safety Ofcr 2nd Lt Garrett White Communications Ofcr Lt Col Michael Woods Emergency Services Ofcr Maj Tony Diaz Asst. Emergency Services Ofcr 2nd Lt Laurie Bresnahan Asst. Emergency Services Ofcr 2nd Lt Jessi Puffenbarger Finance Ofcr Capt. Nancy Nelson Logistics Ofcr 1st Lt James Wilson Supply Ofcr 1st Lt James Wilson Transportation Ofcr 1st Lt James Wilson Public Affairs Ofcr Maj Audrey Digiantomasso Asst. Public Affairs Ofcr Capt. Gillian Young Recruiting/Retention Ofcr Major Audrey Digiantomasso Asst. Recruiting/Retention Ofcr 2nd Lt Laurie Bresnahan Information Technologies Ofcr Major Tony Diaz Asst. Information Technologies Ofcr 2nd Lt William Chung Squadron Activities Ofcr Maj Audrey Digiantomasso Asst. Squadron Activities Ofcr 2nd Lt Mike Hamnquist Cadet Activities Ofcr 2nd Lt Hanna Chung Asst. Cadet Activities Ofcr 2nd Lt Roslyn Boop CHAPLAIN Major Richard Nelson Drug Demand Reduction Ofcr 2nd Lt Paul Harter Asst. Drug Demand Reduction Ofcr 2nd Lt Robert D. McMillion Personnel Ofcr 2nd Lt Hanna Chung Administrative Ofcr 2nd Lt Carol Wilson Asst. Administrative Ofcr 2nd Lt Roslyn Boop Professional Development Ofcr Lt Col Brian K. Billing Testing Ofcr Maj Tony Diaz Asst. Testing Ofcr 2nd Lt Mike Hamnquist Leadership Ofcr 2nd Lt Mike Hamnquist Aerospace Education Ofcr Maj Robert Calderone Asst. Aerospace Education Ofcr 2nd Lt Allen W. French Asst. Aerospace Education Ofcr 2nd Lt Jessi Puffenbarger

**THANK YOU** to the parents – who turned into active members of our squadron – and helped fill in all these gaps and positions to give the overworked and underpaid senior staff some reprieve. You are most greatly appreciated!

Please remember to log into E-Services periodically and do your monthly Safety Test. You will be restricted from activities if you do not keep your Safety requirements up to date.

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Squadron Fundraising

This is so simple! eScrip works with merchants to contribute to Squadron 47 each time you shop— at no cost to you! Here's how it works: Register any one or all of your existing grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards for use in the program. eScrip’s privacy policy protects your cards and they don’t sell information. Based on your purchases using the cards you have registered, participating merchants will contribute a percentage of sales to Squadron 47 . Your purchases are tracked and available to you online, allowing you to see just how much you are earning on your child's behalf. Squadron 47 will receive an electronic deposit into its bank account every month which includes contributions from all of our participating supporters. Go to www.escrip.com, click on “sign-up”, and enter your info. That’s it! It’s all automatic!

Please pick up a copy of your 2012 Entertainment coupon book today! All proceeds go straight to the Squadron to help fund activities, travel, events, etc. Save lots of $cash$ with these coupons and help a great cause, Civil Air Patrol Squadron 47!

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SLS & CLC 9-11 March
Squadron Leadership School (SLS) & Corporate Learning Course (CLC) 9-11 March 2012 Vandenberg AFB, CA

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SLS and CLC courses are required to advance to Captain and Major. These are interesting courses explain in detail the Squadron and CAP corporate duties to enable interested CAP members to advance to where you can make a difference to the Civil Air Patrol, California Wing, and to your CAP career. The cost for each course is $35.00 to cover expenses. The billeting is available for Friday and Saturday nights. You will need to make your own reservations for Vandenberg Lodging under Civil Air Patrol. Call reservations at (805) 606-1844, rooms are $34.75 per night. Students will go to lodging for keys upon arrival and check in after 1400 hours (Bldg 13005, Oregon Ave). CAP ID is required for the event and will be checked at “CHECK IN”. Transportation is for aircraft landing at Lompoc or Santa Maria Airport only with advance notice, for all other airports you must provide your own transportation. Local unit vans are needed to help transport personnel to and from the flight line and Lodging. Saturday evening a BBQ will be provided for $10, separate check. Please ensure that registration is separate from BBQ. Call Lt Col Lisa Tuggle at 805-478-2438 if assistance is needed. Each class is limited to 30 students on a “First received” basis. Course payment is required with your CAWGF 150/CAPF 17 application and registration slip below. We recommend you submit ASAP to ensure your place. Registrations will only be accepted until the classes are full and not after 1 March 2012. Registration refunds will be made for cancellations if the request is received by the finance officer before 28 Feb 2012. If cancellations are not made prior to 28 Feb 12, registrations being held will be contacted and offered the vacated seats. A graduation ceremony will be held on Sunday. If you wish to have someone at the ceremony please include full name of the person for entry. Group4/6-SLS/CLC Registration-Vandenberg AFB 9-11 March 2012 (Pre-registration is required-Cutoff date is 1 Mar 2012) Send info to LTC Tuggle: Name, Rank, CAP ID, Address, City/State/Zip, Telephone, E-mail

Enclose check for $35, payable to “Civil Air Patrol CAWG” to register for (Chose one or both) SLS and/or CLC.
I will be arriving on Fri ____ Sat_____ by Auto____ Aircraft ____ Type _____, N________ Please hold my reservation and funds in case seats become available? Yes __ No___ Note: Cancellation received 28 Feb 12 by address below can receive a refund of registration fee. Mail registration payment along with this application and CAWG 150/17 to: Lt Col Lisa Tuggle-SLS/CLC 416 W. North Ave #41, Lompoc, CA 93436 (Your acceptance will be confirmed by e-mail with directions and map) firefly32256_1@juno.com

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Free Money Get On It!

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By Major Audrey DiGiantomasso

Holiday Greetings Skyhawks!
Hope all of you have had a wonderful Holiday so far - I just wanted to remind you that now is the time to apply for CAP Scholarships and National Cadet Special Activities. The scholarships are out there and every year some of them go un-awarded! Please apply - you may just get one.

Also the National Special Activities are great and if you can go you will probably really enjoy them. So here's your reminder:
NCSA and Scholarships -- Apply NOW! 01 Dec 2011 -- The National Cadet Special Activities (NCSA) Event Module in eServices was turned on this morning to allow members and staff to begin applying for summer CAP special activities. NOTE: Due to ongoing budget uncertainty in Congress, the price reflected for special activities on NCSAS.com is TENTATIVE and is subject to change. We’re listing an estimated tuition so that families have a general idea as to the cost to participate. Any changes to the tuition will be communicated as quickly and completely as possible. Get FREE MONEY from Civil Air Patrol! See Scholarships and apply NOW! Review of the application process (Both NCSA and Scholarship)… Members apply from 1 Dec until 15 January.

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Who’s Who In SQ47
Skyhawk Composite Squadron 47 (CA324) 2164 Kirkcaldy Rd Fallbrook, CA 92028 (562) 652-3881 CIVIL AIR PATROL ”Where Imagination Takes Flight ” Skyhawks Composite Squadron 47 Unit CA324

National CAP Headquarters www.gocivilairpatrol.com

California Wing Headquarters www.cawg.cap.gov

Vanguard Industries www.civilairpatrolstore.com (online store)

Squadron 47 e-mail list exists for receiving squadron information. Members, parents and friends of Squadron 47 can subscribe by sending an e-mail to Major Tony Diaz at: tdiaz@apple2.org

Squadron Commander Major Robert Calderone Deputy Commander for Seniors Lt Col Brian Billing Deputy Commander for Cadets Captain Dave MacGregor

Cadet Commander C/1LT Noah Chun Cadet Executive Officer

California Cadet Activities www.cawgcadets.org Squadron 47 Homepage www.sq47.cawg.cap.gov

Cadet Advisory Council Squadron Representative C/2nd Lt Anna Boop

Civil Air Patrol Leadership www.SQ47.com

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