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Volume 10, Issue 05 May 2012
SQUADRON 47 PACIFIC REGION COLOR GUARD CHAMPIONS… AGAIN!!!
This past weekend, Pacific Region held its annual regional color guard competition, deciding which team to send to Nationals in June. Competing against Washington, Oregon and Nevada, Squadron 47 comes up for the win, winning nearly every category. Congratulations to the entire team of C/CMSgt Russell Console, C/CMSgt Joseph Heo, C/SSgt Ryan Marsh, C/SSgt Soo Rim-Choi, C/SSgt Justin Johnson. Special thanks to the team’s advisors: Maj. Audrey DiGiantomasso, Maj Tony Diaz, and Lt. Col John DiGiantomasso. We are so proud of you all, thank you so much for your dedication, tireless efforts, to turn practice into perfect for each competition. Squadron 47 will be going to Nationals on June 20 -25 in Dayton, Ohio at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. WISH THEM LUCK!!!!
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Saturday, May 12th 2012, 10am - 2pm
The San Diego Air & Space Museum will host its 9th Annual Space Day celebration! Space Day will feature demonstrations, giveaways, and hands-on activities with local and national space experts. Attendees also have the chance to meet a real astronaut! Local astronaut Woody Spring, whose ambitious spacewalks from the space shuttle helped prepare for the construction of the International Space Station, is planning to join us and share stories of his dynamic space career. Tons of great activities including: • Drive a Mars Rover • Build & Fly a Paper Rocket • Talk to Space Experts • Design Your own Space Patch • Coloring • Free Posters • Giveaways Fun for All Ages! Kids 17 and under are FREE with a paid adult admission. To sign up for the adult admission discount coupon, click here. As an extra bonus, the Museum's Space Galleries are open for viewing throughout the event, including a flown Apollo spacecraft, moon rocks, and space suits! Invited Presenters include NASA, San Diego Space Society, JPL, The Mars Society, SETI, San Diego Astronomy Association, UCSD EarthKAM, The Planetary Society, SPAWAR, Virgin Galactic, Aerospace Legacy Foundation, Sally Ride Science, Astronaut Teacher Alliance and many others.
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Summer is almost here!
4-6 May - Planes of Fame Airshow - Chino Airport 18-20 May - March Field Air Fest - March ARB 25-27 May - Basic Cadet School - Vandenberg AFB 1-3 Jun - Encampment Staff Selection Exercise - Camp SLO 23-30 Jun - CAWG Cadet Encampment - Camp San Luis Obispo Dates Confirmed! 10-12 Aug - Ultimate Bear & Wings Challenge - Vandenberg AFB New!
March Air Fest 18-20 May 2012
USAF Thunderbirds and much more Date: May 18 to May 20 Friday thru Sunday. Our mission: Security and parking, recruiting, fundraising, meal preparation and cleanup, and communications. We will be sharing a meal with Security Forces Saturday night. Send all form 150s to CapMarchAirFest@yahoo.com, and we will e-mail you an acceptance packet. Arrival time: Friday-come early afternoon to help set up and see the pre show, with dinner at 6:00pm or after 6:00pm-no dinner provided. Cost: FREE- Billeting on base in a flight line hanger, with cost of other meals being defrayed by program sales. Staff positions are still available: email form 150, resume, and short cover letter (200 words or less) with position you are requesting Questions: Maj David Goude 909-319-2976
BTW… The Fell Swoop is always looking for contributing writers from both the cadet and senior side. 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 Captain Gillian Young at GGILLIANN007@YAHOO.COM
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My First O-Ride
By C/AB Yarxzelayth Cardenas
My first O-ride was amazing. Controlling the aircraft and learning how everything worked. I also loved the view; it isn’t something everyone gets to see every day. Thank You, Civil Air Patrol and all of its members. If it were not for you, I wouldn’t have had a great experience.
Cadet Matthew Rennick
I knew one day this would happen, but I didn’t know it would be so soon. I’m telling you about my first time flying an airplane. I know most of you cadets have already been on an Orientation flight, but I hadn’t. The time I got in my grandma’s car, I knew what was going to happen, I was going to go up in the sky and fly an airplane. I had a little trouble getting there but after the hour and a half drive, I was finally there. My partner went first when we took off, it was bumpy but cool. After my partner was done, it was my turn. I was really nervous at first but once I knew that the plane wouldn’t get hurt, I was ok. Flying was a big opportunity for me. Flying is really fun and I encourage you to take an O-Flight.
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Which one are you?
Followership, Leadership, or Both?
By C/CMSgt Russell Console
The Founding Fathers of the United States, established a government in which no one branch can overpower another. The Congress cannot pass laws that the President sees as harmful to the nation, and the President cannot go beyond the Constitutional limits of his own power without the Judicial System stepping in. In this way, each branch has to be accountable for its own actions as well as being proactive in running and improving the country. The Civil Air Patrol cadet program emphasizes accountability in the followership phase so that once in the leadership phase, a cadet can make decisions which follow the rules put in place while still teaching others and accomplishing their goal. Followership is essentially the ability to imitate others and act in accordance to their instructions. Another name that can be used in place of followership is personal leadership. A follower does not lead others, however must manipulate their own actions to be most efficient in achieving their goals. Often times a follower is part of a team, or flight in which every member relies on the others. Take a football team for example. Every position on the field has a job that he must finish for the team to win. If an offensive lineman fails to block his man from the quarterback, it results in a sack and a loss of yardage. The interdependence on each other is what drives followers to complete their tasks. However, who determines what job each person has? A good leader must have the capability to assign a goal and a path to complete it as well as ensure that each member of the group does what is needed to accomplish the goal.
WELCOME to Squadron 47!!!
Cadets Jean-Pierra Chopra Cadet Ronald Jackson Cadet Marissa Torres Cadet Jacob Conley Cadet Patrick Conley Sponsor Member Yxzthilallytt Martinez Senior Member Christopher Yu.
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Nat’l ES Academy
21 July – 4 Aug Camp Atterbury, Edinburgh, Indiana
Attention All CAP Cadet (age 13 by July 21st) and Senior Members: Have you only joined CAP in the last few months, and thought you would not be able to attend any national events this summer. Are you a long time member looking to get additional training? Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 National Emergency Services Academy (NESA) held at Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh, Indiana, until June 3, for courses being held during our two session weeks from 21 July – 4 August 2012. Courses are for all members interested in emergency services, a great opportunity for both all members to train with hundreds of other personnel from across the country. HURRY UP! Slots fill up fast! Please note that participants can register to take multiple courses back to back, but not at the same time. Apply online at: https://missions.cap.af.mil/nesa/. Slots will be filled on a first come first served basis through 12 June or until slots are filled. We encourage you to apply soon to get into the course or courses you prefer. Some courses only have a limited number of slots and some traditionally fill up fast. NOTE: Registration is hosted on the NTC secure site on the .mil; you may need to load the security certificates in order to access it if you have not done so before; certificates can be downloaded at: http://www.cap.af.mil/certificates.cfm. Additional information about NESA and the courses available this year can be found at: http://nesa.cap.gov/. In addition to our normal courses for ground teams, aircrews, and the incident staff, we have added several short courses this year to allow personnel to participate if they have limited vacation time or need training in varied areas. Send any additional questions to NESA staff at NESA-ADMIN@nesa.cap.gov or call 1-888211-1812 extension 323. We look forward to seeing you at the 2012 NESA! C/A1C Moran
and C/MSgt Hamnquist
APRIL PROMOTIONS: C/A1C Sean Moran C/MSgt Cameron Hamnquist
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SQ47 Makin’ the Rounds
SD Padres Game – Aug 18th 1pm
The Color Guard will be presenting the colors at the Padres Game on August 18th. How about we make that a SQ 47 Night at the Ballpark? We can group tickets and have everyone come down and see the Color Guard in action and enjoy a ballgame.
When CyberPatriot Comes in Handy: An Eyewitness Account
“Last week my computer was hijacked by the Smart virus. I couldn't get to my forms, files, email , anything! Very disabling!! My techie husband couldn't budge the beast, and a neighbor who does forensic IT had no additional suggestions… Then…. Bobby sat down, disabled and stashed the virus out of harm's way so we could save all my info/books, etc. Thank you, CyberPatriot Training Program! He used what he learned to sidestep the problem . Here's a testimonial advocating yet again, the value CAP adds to the nation and it's people!! Best to all, Beverly Hawkinson
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Super Stem Saturday
Can I get a Hoo-Rah?!
Members of Skyhawks Composite Squadron 47 recently participated in the Super Stem Saturday hosted by California State University San Marcos. More than a thousand children their families attended the one-day event that featured interactive demonstrations, hands-on exhibits, talks with scientists and engineers, and hands-on learning experiments in the physical, chemical and biological sciences. That’s were Squadron 47 came in. The Civil Air Patrol members hosted a Goddard Rocket making Station and recruiting booth. At the Goddard Rocket Station cadets and senior members helped over 400 kids construct the foam rocket from the AEX curriculum. There was a line to make the rockets all day and as the kids made the rockets other members were able to talk with Parents and Teachers attending the event about CAP and what it has to offer. Interest was high and everyone had a great time. It was a very successful day, Squadron 47 was able to share Aerospace Education with the community and spread the word about the Civil Air Patrol, and we are excited about making this an annual activity for the Squadron. The members that helped make Super Stem Saturday a success are: C/LTC Michael Chung, C/B Yozlaynee Aragon, C/B Yarxzelayth Cardenas, C/Amn Morgan McMillion, C/SSgt Spencer French, C/SrA Samuel Cho and the Senior Members are: Lt Col Brian Billing, Capt Nancy Nelson, 2nd Lt Allen French, 2nd Lt. Hanna Chung, 2nd Lt Robert McMillion and Maj Audrey DiGiantomasso.
Once you build them, you want to launch them! C/B Yozlaynee Aragon, and C/B Yarxzelayth Cardenas show students how to launch the Goddard Rockets that members of Skyhawks Composite Squadron 47 helped them build at the Second Annual Super STEM Saturday at California State University, San Marcos. It was a community event to encourage the exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math by students all over San Diego County. Squadron 47 also ran a flight simulator and recruiting booth at the event.
Photo by Maj. Audrey DiGiantomasso C/Amn Morgan McMillion helps a young student build her first Goddard Rocket at the Second Annual Super STEM Saturday at California State University, San Marcos. It was a community event to encourage the exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math by students all over San Diego County. C/SSgt Spencer French manned the Flight Simulator during the second Annual Super STEM Saturday at California State University, San Marcos. It was a community event to encourage the exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math by students all over San Diego County. Cadet French helped students keep their “virtual” aircraft flying and helped them learn some of the characteristics of flight. All Photos by Maj. Audrey DiGiantomasso
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SQ47 Banquet May 19th
Join us, May 19th, for a special night of food, fun and awards. This year our banquet will be held on the MCAS Camp Pendleton Flight line. Our Banquet Flyer was emailed to everyone on April26th. The location of this year’s Banquet will be; Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 "Stingers" Teamwork Street. Bldg. 2396. Camp Pendleton, CA 92055 (Hangar #5, located next to base operations and the airfield tower. Located directly across from the Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron Aviation Supply Department (MALS-ASD) and toward the flight line from the Air Station HQ building (where the large US flag is flown). Building has an insignia- a black spade in a yellow and red background with the unit motto, "Any Time, Any Where".) Our banquet is an important event and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the past year of service at Squadron 47, and to honor those who have earned Awards and Recognition. It is also a time to remember those who have fought for our freedom. There will be Food and Fun, Awards, Helicopter displays, and a Fundraising Raffle for some great prizes. Dinner will include; an authentic Italian Dinner consisting of various Pasta dishes (with the choice of red or white sauce), meatballs, Salad, bread, etc. A vegetarian dinner is also available if desired. Use the link below to sign up for the banquet and order your meal. We will also have a photographer available to take your pictures in front of the helicopter static displays, so bring your best smile and entire family. Come prepared to eat and enjoy the ambiance and excitement of the Camp Pendleton Flight line. Sign up NOW! Tickets are $10 per person if ordered by May 8th, and $15 per person after that. Last day you can order tickets is May 15th. Payment can be made at the door; however, tickets must be ordered by May 15th for planning purposes. Make your reservations by clicking the googledocs link in the email sent out April 26th. See you at the banquet!
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Del Mar Fair Tickets!
Fri June 8 to Wed July 4
Lt. Laurie Bresnahan is once again putting together a list for "Season Pass tickets" for the fair @ Del Mar... This is not a fundraiser for the squadron, it is just an opportunity that Lt. Bresnahan has and shares with the squadron.
This is a paper ticket that is good for all 24 days of the fair... entry every day in and out. You must however hold on to the ticket and show it each day. Don't Lose it!!! they will not give you a replacement!
Everyone is able to purchase this ticket, she just needs to know :
Family name, number of tickets, and cash to pay for it...
Tickets are $13.00 each all ages... Payment and info is due by May 22 so she can have tickets to pass out by the June 5 meeting. There are a few packages available for ride coupons and food coupons also (see flyer)
Please contact... Lt Laurie Bresnahan 619-277-0897 email@example.com
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Encampment Staff Opportunities
CAWG Encampment Senior Staff Recruitment
We are currently recruiting senior staff for the 2012 CAWG Encampment. The 2012 Encampment will be held at Camp San Luis Obispo from June 23-30 with preencampment occurring from June 20-22. Anyone interested in working at this year’s California Wing Encampment please complete a CAWG Form 150 and electronically send to one of the following:
Contact Lt Col Peggy Myrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-453-0224 for the following Positions: • Assistant Safety Officer (must hold at least a Technician rating in Safety), a background in aviation safety a plus. • Medical Officer (must include copy of current medical certificate with application) • Transportation (California Class B drivers permit will be given priority) • Public Affairs (Weekbook and Website postings) • Information Technology (IT) • Administration Officer • Chaplain Contact Maj Lani Cahill at email@example.com or 661-496-2989 for the following Position: · Flight Tactical Officers Contact Lt Col Christine Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org for the following Position: · Mess Officers · Kitchen Staff Peggy Myrick, Lt Col, CAP Encampment Executive Officer 805-4530-0224
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Local Recruiting Events
Christian Family Schools (CFS) Annual Expo Homeschool Convention - Escondido May 11th & 12th
We will have a recruiting booth and will run an Aerospace Education Workshop where we have the brush bots and foam rockets. We’re open to suggestions if anyone thinks of something else that would be good here. Is Color Guard to open the Expo? Will need people to man our recruiting booth for Friday Night or Saturday during the day. Friday night would be one shift, but Saturday can be broken down into morning and afternoon shifts. It ends at 6 pm. Will need someone to set the recruiting booth up on Friday. Set up starts at 1 pm.
MAJOR D13 NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!!!
Highland Games - June
We will have a recruiting booth and activity area. A great place to do the foam rockets. Need some senior members to man recruiting booth and help build the rockets. We will also need pop up shade and lots of cadets to help.
Also, if any of you can get the materials we need for the brush bots and foam rockets donated that would be very helpful. Please let me know if you have any connections for these supplies.
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.
Group 7 Events Posted here – Online Calendar: http://group7.terpstraholdings.com/schedule
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(Soooo, we rock.)
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Can’t attend CA Wing’s Encampment? Here are a few more…
10-Jun – 16 Jun
Oklahoma Wing Encampment Contact: Capt. Travis Kyle email@example.com www.okcapcadet.info Ohio Wing Encampment Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Contact Name: David Jennison Http://encampment.ohwg.cap.gov/
16-June – 23 June firstname.lastname@example.org
West Virginia Encampment 7-July – 14 Jul Camp Dawson WV National Guard Training Base Contact Name: Col Dennis Barron email@example.com http://www.wvcap.net/ Indiana Wing Encampment 14-Jul – 21 Jul Contact Name: Maj. Frank Merrill firstname.lastname@example.org Camp Atterbury, Edinburgh http://www.indiana-wing.org/www/index.php New York Wing Encampment 21-Jul – 28 Jul Contact Name: Maj. Benjamin Nodar email@example.com Stratton Air National Guard Base, Scotia, NY http://encampment.nywgcadets.org/ Wyoming Wing Encampment Contact Name: Col Stanley Skrabut Camp Guernsey, Guernsey, WY 4-Aug – 12 Aug firstname.lastname@example.org 4-Aug – 12 Aug
Connecticut Wing Encampment Contact Name: Huchko email@example.com Camp Niantic .
Use the Form Letter on the Next Page to distribute to potential sponsors and donors to our Squadron. Tear off and make copies and deliver to our future supporters.
SKYHAWK COMPOSITE SQUADRON 47 CIVIL AIR PATROL UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY
2164 Kirkcaldy Rd Fallbrook, CA 92028 76-728-7612
1 May 2012
SUBJECT: Banquet Raffle To Whom It May Concern: We are writing again this year to request a donation of cash or goods to be used for Skyhawks Composite Squadron 47 –Civil Air Patrol fund-raising. These would be used as prizes in a raffle during our annual Squadron Awards Banquet on May 19th, 2012. As part of our fund-raising activities, we sell raffle tickets in advance and at the door, and conduct a drawing for prizes during the banquet. Civil Air Patrol, whose taxpayer identification number is 75-6037853, is a nonprofit corporation under section 501 C (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions to Civil Air Patrol may be deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force. Squadron 47, located at Camp Pendleton, provides cadet programs, aerospace education and emergency services training to its members in an exciting, challenging and rewarding atmosphere. The Cadet Program develops the skills and potential of youth ages 12 to 21. Here they learn and put into practice leadership training, aerospace education, character development, and physical fitness in a military environment. The program brings out the leader in its young cadets, which helps them become a better person, increasing their self-esteem and bringing them to their full potential. Any funds raised from your donation go directly to help support activities and training for Squadron 47 members. The United States Air Force does not benefit from them. We would greatly appreciate any contribution you can make and will acknowledge your generosity at the event. Upon request, a Donation Receipt will be provided for your charitable contribution to Civil Air Patrol. We greatly appreciate your support of our young men and women. Sincerely, Robert Calderone, Maj Civil Air Patrol CAWG, SQ47, Oceanside, CA. Mobile: (562) 652-3881 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Who’s Who in Squadron 47 Civil Air Patrol
Skyhawk Composite Squadron 47 (CA324) Skyhawks Composite Squadron 47 Unit CA324
Mailing Address: 2164 Kirkcaldy Rd Fallbrook, CA 92028 (562) 652-3881
Meets Tuesday Nights 6:45pm United States Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton US Army Reserve Center
California Wing Headquarters www.cawg.cap.gov Vanguard Industries www.civilairpatrolstore.com (online store)
National CAP Headquarters www.gocivilairpatrol.com
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: email@example.com Squadron Commander Major Robert Calderone Deputy Commander for Seniors Lt Col Brian Billing Deputy Commander for Cadets Captain Dave MacGregor Cadet Commander C/CPT Noah Chun Cadet Executive Officer C/2nd Lt Anna Boop 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
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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