Volume 9, Issue 6

June 2011

Skyhawks Composite Squadron 47—Civil Air Patrol

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Highlights for the Cadets: Calendar of Events—Pg 2 Flight Scholarships—Page 4 Aerospace Education Pages 7— 9 Encampment Safety Briefing— Pages 10—11 NCOS in San Francisco—Page 14 American Heroes Air Show—Page 15 CyberPatriot Information— Page 16 Good Luck Squadron 47 Colorg Guard! Page 17 Our Month in Pictures Pages 18—19

California Wing Encampment Dates Announced: July 14—23 Camp Pendleton
The California and Nevada Wing Cadet Programs Sections are pleased to announce their Joint Encampment to be held 16 - 23 July 2011 (basic cadets). Enrollment Deadline is 1 July 2011 Once again, cadets will be billeted at the famous Camp Talega in Area 64. This is the USMC area made famous in the film “Heartbreak Ridge” starring Clint Eastwood. This year's CAWG/NVWG Encampment will include:  Military Skills Training  • Confidence Course  Volley Ball Competition  CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopter Orientation Flights  Flight Line Orientation and Tour  M16 Marksmanship  Model Rocketry ... and much, much more! The Encampment Activity Fee is Two Hundred ($200) dollars. This activity fee will cover billeting, meals, supplies, and equipment used at Encampment. Transportation from the Las Vegas Nevada area and the Northern California Groups of 2, 5, and 6 (Please Contact your Group Commander or Lt Col Roberts (Nevada) for details) to Camp Pendleton will be available via Civil Air Patrol vans. All applicants must complete a CAWG Form 150. Minimum Requirements  Cadets must attain C/ Amn by start of encampment  All members must have completed "Introduction to CAP Safety Program for New Members" course and be current on safety briefings, Application Information a. CAWGF-150 - NO handwritten applications will be accepted - All cadets and seniors use CAWGF150, including those from outside CAWG - Squadron Commander’s signature required. - Email address required for acceptance packet. b. Payment: - PayPal or checks made payable to "CAWG Cadet Programs." - Do not send cash Application Procedure: Step 1 - Complete PREregistration form, below. Step 2 - MAIL hard copy of CAWGF150 with check or PayPal receipt to: California Wing Cadet Programs 2011 Encampment PO BOX 7688 Van Nuys CA 91409-7688 IMPORTANT: Applications will only be considered complete when hard copy of application (with all signatures) and proper payment are received. Questions?: Send email to ctg@cawgcadets.org

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Upcoming Senior and Cadet Activities
June 2011 417-19 18-19 22-27 24-26 July 2011 8-10 14-23 16 30-2 BCS—Camp Pendleton Mission Pilot Academy Ground School, Southern California National Cadet Competition—Dayton OH Ultimate Bear and Wings Challenge -Vandenberg AFB

Mission Pilot Academy Training Flights—Location TBA California Wing Encampment—Camp Pendleton American Heros Helicopter Airshow– Hansen Dam Recreation Area, San Fernando Valley PCR Aerospace Education Officer School – March ARB, CA

August 2011 6 Big Bear Air Fair 5-7 NCOS—SanFrancisco, CA 19 National Aviation Day 17-29 2011 Annual Conference 7 National Board Meeting Louisville, KY 26-28 California Wing Conference—Oakland September 2011 October 2011 4-11 World Space Week

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Promotions, Awards and Accomplishments

Promotions: C/SSgt Sean Baldus Wright Brothers Achiemvent C/1st Lt Noah Chun C/Amn Johnathan Jordan C/Amn David Russell New Members: Cadet Cadet Cadet Cadet Cadet Sponsor Member Cole Dalton Dillon Holcombe Morgan McMillion Alex Puffenbarger Jessi Puffenbarger

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Scholarship Opportunity for Cadets

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Scholarships Available in 2011 FOR AVIATION/ AEROSPACE STUDIES (Application deadline is July 18, 2011) The Aero Club of Southern California, in order to assist air-minded young people in pursuit of their education, is offering 2011 scholarship grants. 1. Grants up to $2,500 each are available to current high school students who plan to pursue studies in aviation or aerospace, and… 2. Grants up to $5,000 each are available to students currently pursuing aviation/ aerospace studies in a college, university or nationally accredited technical school. Applicants must demonstrate intent to pursue a career

in aviation or aerospace, must have now and maintain a 3.0 GPA and must be full time students now and when the scholarship will be used.

tion, typed, (non family members) Certified school records

Please send your application to: Aero Club of Southern California c/o John Durant, 1573 West Fir Ave, Fresno, CA, 93711 no later than July 18, 2011. Please include your residence mailing address, e-mail address and phone number. Questions may be directed to Mr. Durant at 909418-0582 or to jdurant9@msn.com.

To apply, students should submit a typewritten statement that includes all of the following in tabular form.  Aviation/ Aerospace career goals  Current and future Aviation/ Aerospace educational plans  Work experience  Achievements related to Aviation/Aerospace fields  Evidence of initiative and leadership skills  Other interests and accomplishments  Two letters of recommenda-

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California Wing 2011 Wing Conference August 26-28 Oakland Airport Hilton
California Wing Conference 2011 will be held this year at the Oakland Airport Hilton Aug 26-28, 2011 The address of the Hilton is 1 Hegenberger Rd. Oakland, California 94621 We have a block of rooms with a rate of $99 per night with breakfast for up to two persons per nights stay. You may call to make your reservations 510-635-5000 and remember to let them know you are with the Civil Air Patrol Block of Rooms conference date 26-28 Aug, 2011 Or this year you may go to this website the Hilton has set up for us and make your reservations; http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/O/OAKHIHH-CAP-20110824/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG You need not enter a promo code, our name, Civil Air Patrol, is already there and we will get the $99 rate. You only need to add the type of room you are requesting, enter your credit card information and a confirmation number will be generated for you to save. Our Conference Registration this year is as follows; Conference Only - $35 Friday Commander's Reception Only - $35 (this will be a sit down Italian Dinner on the Patio) Saturday Lunch Only - $30 (this will also be a sit down lunch served from 1130-1300 on the patio) Saturday Banquet Only - $50 (this year all tables will be served) Cadet Full Conference (Includes all of the above) - $100 Senior Member Full Conference (Includes all of the above) - $135 This will be the best conference to date. More presentations, exhibits, something for everyone. Yes Vanguard will be there. This is also a Change of Command Year. Our Commander, Colonel Ken Parris will have completed 4 years of command of the California Wing and we will be welcoming in a new Commander at the Banquet. Our Conference Registration Website will be up shortly and at that time you will be able to make your registrations for the Conference. The Website will be updated with new information, schedules and other helpful tidbits. I am so looking forward to seeing all of you. So mark the dates Aug 26-28, 2011 on your calendar and while you are at it make your reservations for your Hotel Room, be assured of getting what you want. We will have some presentations beginning on Friday Aug. 26th. See you at the Conference; Theresa E. Longley, Lt Col. CAP United States Air Force Auxiliary California Wing Civil Air Patrol Plans and Programs Cell: 831-638-3724
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The 2011 CAP Annual Conference & National Board “EARLY REGISTRATION” is officially off and running. This year’s Conference will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, August 18 - 20, 2011. Don’t forget to register online before midnight June 5th to receive your special discounted “Early Conference Registration” rate of only $99. As an extra incentive for registering during this early registration period, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a free laptop computer at the conference. Online registration after midnight June 5th through midnight July 31st will increase to $130. The registration link is http:// capmembers.com/events/cap_annual_conference/index.cfm. This year’s Conference is being held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. The CAP room rate of $119 (Single/Double room) is available until midnight July 17th. Be sure to make your hotel reservations early as rooms are limited. Louisville is well known as home of the Kentucky Derby, excellent bourbon, and the Louisville Slugger! With this year’s Conference kicking off the celebration of CAP’s 70th year of service, there is no doubt that the Conference & National Board will be a homerun. To find out more about the area and attractions of Louisville click here. With over 50 pre-conference courses and learning labs to choose from, no matter what your special interests are, we’re sure you will find sessions to meet each of your individual needs. This year we’re having two new pre-conference courses. The first one is for cadets and seniors who want to participate in the exciting national CyberPatriot computer network defense competition that one of our CAP units recently won. The second new pre-conference course will teach our members how to operate the Geospatial Information Interoperability Exploitation – Portable (GIIEP) systems that all of our state level National Guard units have. This year we are also having a special reception Thursday night for all first time Annual Conference attendees. This will give you the opportunity to meet and talk with me and other CAP senior leaders. My staff and I look forward to meeting each of you and extending our appreciation for your membership, service and dedication to our organization and the nation. The 2011 CAP Annual Conference & National Board will also conclude my tenure as your National Commander. Please make plans to attend so I can personally thank you for your service. I look forward to seeing you in Louisville. Sincerely,

AMY S. COURTER Major General, CAP National Commander

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CAP provides a monthly AE E-Newsbrief for those interested in promoting aerospace education to the membership of CAP and to the general public. This is an easy one-stop location for current AE news, contests, Web sites, workshops, and information to share with your organization. It is hoped that at least ONE informational item will be useful in inspiring the next generation of aerospace enthusiasts and national workforce. To communicate with the CAP National Headquarters Aerospace Education team, contact ae@capnhq.gov. Stay attuned to CAP AE Quarterly Newsletters and monthly E-Newbriefs- You can be notified when a new issue is placed on the website by signing up for this convenient service at http:// www.capmembers.com/aerospace_education/stay_informed/ae_newsbriefs.cfm. If you would like to receive an automatic notification whenever new information is added to our ―AE: What’s New?‖ page, go to www.capmembers.com/ae and click ―AE: What’s New?‖ Scroll to the bottom of the page and follow the instructions.

Know a Teacher or Leader of a Youth Organization Who Could Benefit from a CAP Aerospace Education Membership (AEM)?-

Please share information found at www.capmembers.com/ae with those interested in promoting STEM subjects and careers to K-12 youth across our country. With over 20 free K-12 products and programs, to include the unique Teacher Orientation Program (TOP) Flight, this special category of membership requires no meetings, no uniforms, and no progression in rank---only an interest in inspiring youth toward aerospace! For an 11-minute video explanation of the AEM program, go to the AEO Resources link at www.capmembers.com/ae where the AEM video is at the bottom of the page. To join online, go to www.capmembers.com/joinaem. (For AFA Chapters who wish to sponsor teacher memberships, go to the bottom of the AFA/CAP Partnership page at http://www.capmembers.com/aerospace_education/general/ afa.cfm.)

NOTE: The Information from these 2 pages of Aerospace News are from the Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education section at the National Headquarters Website. You can access this information and even more at: http://members.gocivilairpatrol.com/aerospace_education/stay_informed/ae_newsbriefs.cfm

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Real World Design Challenge—For High School Students

NEW! The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) Provides High School Students the Opportunity to Work on Real World Engineering Challenges in a Team En-

vironment – Students in grades 9-12 use resources provided to the their teacher by RWDC partners to solve an engineering challenge that is currently faced by industry. The Challenges are focused on the aero-

space industry. To find out more about this year’s Challenge and deadlines, go to http:// www.realworldchallen ge.org/#.

National Aviation Day
NEW! Celebrate National Aviation Day – Friday, August 19, 2011 – National Aviation Day is observed in the United States on August 19 each year to celebrate the history and development of the aviation. It coincides
with the birthday of Orville Wright who, together with his brother Wilbur, made significant contributions to powered flight. To commemorate man’s first controlled-powered flight, celebrate this day in your unit, school, and/or community. To find out about the observation of this national day, go to http:// www.timeanddate.com /holidays/us/nationalaviation-day. Two other Wright Brothers’s links are: http://www.wrightbrothers.org and http://www.wrighthouse.com/wrightbrothers/Wrights.html.

World Space Week
NEW! Celebrate World Space Week – October 4 -11, 2011 – Join educators and space enthusiasts around the world for this event which commemorates the beginning of the Space Age with the launch of Sputnik 1 on October 4, 1957. Teachers are encouraged to use spacethemed activities in celebration of Space Week. For more about World Space Week and educational materials related to the event, visit http:// www.worldspaceweek.o rg/index.html.

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The Space Place
Connect with The Space Place and SciJinks through Facebook and Twitter – >The Space Place is an extensive, content-rich Website from NASA for upper elementary-age kids and their teachers and parents, and anyone else who likes a simple, readable, fun presentation of a wide range of space and Earth science and technology topics – http:// spaceplace.nasa.gov. (On Facebook, http:// facebookc.com/ nasaspaceplace and on Twitter, http:// twitter.com/ nasaspaceplace.) >SciJinks is a highlyinteractive Website that provides middle-school students and audiences of all ages an amazing science education opportunity. Provided by NOAA and NASA, the web site transports visitors to the wild world of weather to learn about predicting global weather patterns – http:// scijinks.gov. Facebookhttp:// www.facebook.com/ scijinks and Twitterhttp://twitter.com/ scijinks)

Yeager Test Information
Yeager Test Information for CAP Directors of Aerospace Education (DAEs): NOTE: Senior Members taking the Yeager test need only take and pass one of the two tests provided on the Yeager test site. The second test is for those who may need to take the test a second time to receive credit for passing. After successfully passing the test online, CAP senior members will automatically have the accomplishment posted to his/her records and the Yeager Certificate will be available for download as a pdf. (NOTE: A Form 127 and CAPC 20 are only needed if the exam is taken with pencil/paper.) This process streamlines the CAP Yeager test process and makes the reporting easier for all concerned. DAEs can track which wing senior members have taken and passed the online test by logging in at https:// ntc.cap.af.mil/login.htm and going to “Test Reports” in the left column of the menu. This link is restricted to those who have specific permissions assigned to CAP region or wing HQ. If a DAE is not assigned to the wing HQ, he/she should contact the wing commander and ask for specific permissions via the Web Security Administrator. Remember: This system has tracked the Yeager Award since March 2004, so all of the senior members who took the Yeager on paper before then were not tracked.

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Encampment Safety Briefing—1st Lt. Gillian Young
Can you believe it has been a whole year since the last encampment? The next one is right around the corner. If you’ve been to one before, you can’t wait to go back. Perhaps this time on staff instead of attending as a cadet-in-flight. Perhaps this year, YOU get to be the one to boss the cadets around at this mock-boot camp environment. Or, perhaps you just joined CAP and don’t know what you’re in for. Regardless of your role at the encampment, everyone is equal when it comes to safety. Safety First, Safety Always. The annual encampment, hosted by Camp Pendleton, in the middle of a hot summer, can be a traumatizing experience if you are ill-prepared for the climate, long hours outside, covered by a heavy uniform and combat boots that, until now, you wore 10 hours a month. So first things first: Boot Safety. Your feet are guaranteed to take a beating during this encampment. Locked in hot black combat boots most of the day, you must prepare with proper sock attire. Thick, cushioned, white socks preferred. The thickness and cushioning will protect your feet from rubbing raw by day two after drill practice. Why white socks? Wearing a sock that doesn’t have a colored dye in it, will help it to stay clean if and when you develop blisters. If your feet are sweaty, wet, and rubbing away, the sweat may cause the dye to run or stain your feet. We don’t need extra complications with an already sensitive condition. If you are new to CAP, and you must purchase combat boots before the encampment. DO SO IMMEDIATELY. Purchase the boots, and just wear them around the house – not heavy walking, not to school, just wear them to a weekly meeting, wear them after school, just get your feet used to the boot. Let the heat from your feet help mold the boot to your foot’s shape. Identify problem areas where the boots are rubbing. If your foot starts to itch in one single spot, this is the beginning of a more irritating hot spot. A hot spot, left untreated, will form a protective liquid sac (blister) to protect under the skin from further damage. Prolonged rubbing and irritation will cause this bubble to pop, exposing the most raw area of the foot, and will take days to heal.

THIS:

NOT THIS….

Breaking the boots in will make a huge difference when you suddenly go from wearing your boots 12 hours a month, to 12 hours a day. Don’t end up with the encampment medic by night two asking for moleskin, band-aids and medical waivers to wear your sneakers during activities. Should you be put on “sneaker waiver”, expect it to result in points off during daily uniform inspections. Your uniform will look sloppy, your appearance will suffer. “Wow – all that because I didn’t break in my new combat boots?” Yes. Don’t be that cadet. You’ve been warned. The CAWG website has a two page document written by our own Captain David MacGregor about boot safety. Please review this document and take its information seriously. This could make or break your encampment experience. If you are unable to complete a full 80% of the encampment because you are unable to participate in mandatory activities due to poor foot health and condition, you will not get credit for the encampment. Don’t take the risk. You need an encampment to become a cadet officer. Your equipment packing list is available on the CAWG website. In following the tune of boot safety, increase the number of socks you bring by at least 50%. If they request one pair for each day of the encampment, you should pack 1 extra pair for every 2 days. An 8-day encampment should warrant packing 12 pair of socks. Don’t count on having time to wash your socks, or have a pair dry in time. Just pack extra. Your staff will teach you how to fold the socks so that they smile. The fact you packed extra pairs of socks and your feet are fine – should make you smile. It should go without saying that you should probably change your underwear as often as you change your socks. If your socks are getting too sweaty and swampy because of this change in climate for you, it is likely affecting all your sweat-able swampy parts. If you’re soaking through your t-shirts under your blouses, change them every day. Your neighbor may not tell you you’re beginning to attract flies, but don’t take the risk. Stay clean, stay dry, stay healthy. Now that we’ve discussed the outside of the body in extreme climate, lets move to the inside of the body. If you normally are relatively sedentary, inside an air conditioned home, you will experience discomfort with the long hours outside in the middle of June. You will get dehydrated before you even realize it. If you are thirsty, your body is already dehydrated. Your staff should instruct you to drink whenever you have a moment to rest. Drink while in transit to another activity.
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The most apparent symptoms of dehydration are recognizing you are thirsty (you already are very dehydrated, your brain acknowledging the dehydration is a very delayed reaction), your lips are getting chapped, dry or cracked, and your urine darkens. When you are drinking enough water, you are not thirsty, your lips do not need artificial lubrication, and your urine output has a pale yellow tint to it. Dark urine is unacceptable. Dark, cloudy or painful urination must seek medical attention immediately. Other signs of dehydration in more severe forms are low-grade headaches, stomach cramping and constipation. Your body needs a certain amount of water to function properly. You will suddenly be baking in the hot sun for a week straight. You need at least twice as much water to drink to maintain good organ health during this time. Water is essential for survival. Hate the taste of water? Buy powdered iced tea packets (Lipton, Arizona Iced Tea, Crystal Light) to lightly flavor the water to entice you to drink more. *DO NOT* substitute something else for what you should be drinking in water. Do not drink coffee or soda in the hopes of this hydrating you, it does the opposite. Caffeine is a diuretic, makes you urinate more frequently, and therefore dehydrates you faster. Just because it is liquid, doesn’t mean it is quenching. Just Water, but if you must, flavor packets will help you drink more water more often. Last but not least, lets talk about protecting your largest organ. The largest organ of the body, is the epidermis, the skin. We have skin covering every inch of our bodies. Just because much of our skin may be covered with our BDUs, does not mean it is not safe from the UV rays of the sun. Wear Your Sunscreen.

So you might end up looking like these guys, but please protect yourselves as much as possible throughout the week.

Apply sunscreen first thing in the morning, and during every barracks break where you know you will be outside again. Ask your TAC officers to carry spare sunscreen bottles (minimum SPF 30) to share with the flight. Be diligent about protecting your face, front and back of neck, ears, top of chest, arms and hands. These are the most exposed areas. Wear. Your. Sunscreen. Maintain proper personal hygiene at this encampment. If your hygiene skills are lacking in the regular world, they will become apparent very quickly at an encampment. You will be spending 24 hours a day, with the same people. They will begin to notice a difference in their comrades if personal hygiene standards are not being met. A cadet may tell a staff member, and the staff member should express concern for a lack of observance of personal grooming and hygiene standards. You are all old enough to know how to wash thoroughly. Not only is hygiene a courtesy to those around you, it is a matter of your health. Dirty unwashed parts of the body will become irritated with bacteria and prolonged periods of time with this bacteria will lead to skin irritations, rashes, etc. You will need to seek medical attention if this happens. Again, don’t be “that cadet.” Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Preparation is key to observing these safety procedures. Your health is paramount. Safety of yourself and others is paramount. Lastly, everyone must report safety violations of any kind to their flight staff or safety office of the encampment. Chain of command does not come into play when something dangerous has occurred. It is everyone’s job to stay safe and make sure everyone else does too. Do not hesitate to report anything you know, or even suspect, is unsafe and could cause harm to themselves or those around you. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.
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Pacific Region Aerospace Education School
You are invited to attend the Pacific Region Aerospace Education School. The purpose of this school is threefold: educate CAP AE leaders about their job requirements & the resources available to help them, share ideas which improve the AE program and provide AE enrichment experiences for the participants. This is the year for you to attend. The school is designed for unit aerospace education officers but is open to all senior members and Mitchell cadets who want to become more involved with aerospace education. Some of the school topics include: the AE Mission, Responsibilities of the Unit AEO, Orientation Flights, Grant writing, AE for Seniors, AE for Cadets, External AE program, Awards, Robotics, Model building and a presentation from NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. In addition to the academic classes students will get to participate in several ―hands on‖ activities which can be replicated at the local squadron, tour the AF Predator Drone facility, and meet a WWII Woman Air force Service Pilot (WASP). The AEO School runs Saturday thru Tuesday. Wednesday is an optional day for students. We have tentatively been slotted for an AF C17 refueling flight. This is subject to change based on AF training requirements. Students will also have the opportunity to visit the NASA JPL teacher center and pick up free AE lesson plans, posters and videos. The AEO School costs $50.00 which includes all materials, Saturday barbeque dinner and the Tuesday luncheon. Lodging is available on March ARB for $39.00 per night. Additional information will be sent upon receipt of your registration. The AEO School will make arrangements to pick up students flying into Ontario (ONT) and Riverside (RAL) airports. Prepare two copies of CAPF 17. Submit one copy through proper CAP channels. Mail the second with your $50.00 registration fee (payable to Pacific Region CAP) to PACR AEO School, PO Box 6351, March ARB CA 92518-6351. Questions? Contact School Director Virginia Nelson vmnelson@juno.com

March Air Reserve Base, Riverside CA July 30—2 Aug $50.00 Registration fee holds your slot.

A E R O S P A C E E D U C A T I O N F O R E V E R Y O N E

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Civil Air Patrol Squadron 47
Creating Extraordinary Fundraising Results with Everyday Purchases!
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.

Here’s What You Do:
Go to www.escrip.com, click on “sign-up”, and enter your info. That’s it! No selling candy, no buying candy, no harassing co-workers and family! :) It’s all automatic now!

How We Will Spend the Money:
All squadron and cadet activities are paid for with donations from members, or charges to the cadets. The more money donated through eScrip, the more activities we can have and not have to charge for them. A win-win situation! Although we are an auxiliary of the United States Air Force, Civil Air Patrol squadrons do not receive money from them for operating costs or activities, other than for reimbursement for aircraft expenses.

Please take a few minutes to visit www.escrip.com and sign up now! Your pocketbook and your squadron will thank you later!
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Cadet Noncommissioned Officers’ School (NCOS) - San Francisco Armory, Fort Funston— 5-7 Aug
PRELIMINARY NOTICE Get "Hands On" Experience in:  Instructional Methods "Learn to Teach"  Drill and Ceremonies "You’re in Charge"  Instruction on Color Guard & Guidon  NCO Responsibilities  Interaction  New Faces and New Experiences  Evaluation "tell’em what’s good" Location: Fort Funston, San Francisco Student Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C/ A1C or higher and should have completed BCS or encampment. Prerequisites may be waived at the discretion of the NCOS Commander. Applications now being accepted. Apply early. Application procedures: (To follow) Application procedures: Deadline: Postmarked by 27 July 2011 Cost: $35.00 (includes billeting, meals and course materials) Students/selected staff: Mail CAWGF 150, complete with all required signatures and check or money order for $35.00 (payable to: CAWG Civil Air Patrol) to: NCOS North Lt Col Elizabeth J. Blackey 211 Sheffield Lane Redwood City, CA 94061 NCOS Commandant: Capt Shawn O. Lawson (solawson@gmail.com)

Cadet Staff applications are now open for NCOS North to be held 5-7 August 2011 at Fort Funston in San Francisco CA. I am looking for the following positions. 1) Cadet Commander 2) 3 x Seminar Leaders 3) 3 x Asst Seminar Leaders 4) Various support staff positions - admin/finance/logistics/etc All interested applicants send your cover letter/resume to this e-mail address. Once accepted, then you can send in your CAWGF 150 to the address listed on the flyer (attached). Any questions, feel free to contact me (info also in the flyer). SHAWN O. LAWSON, Capt, CAP
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American Heroes Helicopter Airshow July 16, 2011
This years American Heroes Helicopter Airshow will be held on Saturday, July-16,-2011 at the Hansen Dam Recreation Area in the San Fernando Valley . It is located at 11770 Foothill Blvd , Lake View Terrace 91342. We are in need of ALL CADETS AND SENIORS for this one day activity to handle crowd control, communications, minor flightline duties, recruiting, CAWGF 150’s are required by the start of the activity for all who will be participating. The uniform of the day is either BDUs or an appropriate corporate uniform. Event starts at 0530L. Please arrive promptly as we need to be signed in and ready for the event safety meeting by 0545. You will be dismissed by 1700L. There is no cost and lunch is provided. Billeting is also available for those who wish to RON camping style. Please contact Capt. John Savage at (818)-339-5255 or send e-mail to kc6sad874@yahoo.com for more information or to reply as to availability. ALL ARE WELCOME AND NEEDED.

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Squadron 47 & CyberPatriot IV
What is CyberPatriot?
CyberPatriot is the premiere national high school cyber defense competition created to inspire high school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future. The competition was conceived by the Air Force Association. Northrop Grumman is the presenting sponsor. 2011 Skyhawk CyberPatriot Team Information: The competition team will be 2-5 cadets with up to 5 alternates. So there will be 6-10 slots open this year. We will start discussions in July and start meeting in early August. Sq. 47 Contact: Maj. Tony Diaz, tdiaz@cap.gov More information is available at www.uscyberpatriot.org
At the end of the third round, twelve teams from each division will be invited to attend an in-person CyberPatriot National Finals Competition in the Washington, DC area for which all team travel expenses are paid by CyberPatriot. There, teams will compete face to face and will defend virtual networks from a professional aggressor team. The teams are given a business scenario; they will be newly hired IT professionals who will be managing the network of a small company. There will be 8 to 12 virtual machines on this network that need to be managed. Teams get their score by reducing the known vulnerabilities of the network, maintaining critical services (email, web server, etc.) and by defending the network from attack. 2011 Practice Seasion Starts in late August, and runs through Mid-October 2011 Competition Dates:  October 28-29  December 2-3  January 13-14

Why Participate in CyberPatriot?
The competition creates a career path for today’s students fostering continued education from high school through college and into the beginning of their careers. CyberPatriot answers one of the nation’s critical needs by helping to create computer engineering talent to become the nation’s cyber defenders and future leaders, securing our nation’s networks from hostile and malicious intrusions. Our country’s next generation of cyber leaders must have the best training and resources available. Students will be able to use their online talents toward a career in this critical field. The competition increases awareness of protection of personal information while operating in our cyber-enabled world.

How it Works
The first two rounds of competition are open to all registered teams. After those two rounds, top scoring teams (rougnly the highest 25%) are invited to take part in a thrid on-line round.

The final competition will take place at AFA’s CyberFutures Conference at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. March 22-24, 2012.

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Our Color Guard Heads off to National Cadet Competition In Dayton Ohio At the Wright Patterson Air Force Base

Wish them Luck! 2011 Group 7 Champions! 2011 California Wing Champions! 2011 Pacific Region Champions!
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Things We’ve Done in May and June

Gill Rob Wilson Memorial Day Service

Tour of Customs and Border Protection
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Squadron 47 Annual Night at the Beach Bar-B-Que and Fun!

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Squadron 47 e-mail list An 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

Civil Air Patrol Leadership:
Squadron Commander Major Robert Calderone Deputy Commander for Seniors Lt Col Brian Billing Deputy Commander for Cadets Capt. David MacGregor Cadet Commander C/Capt. Michael Chung Cadet Executive Officer C/1st Lt Noah Chun Cadet Advisory Council Squadron Representative: C/SMSgt Anna Boop Vanguard Industries (online store) www.civilairpatrolstore.com National CAP Headquarters www.gocivilairpatrol.gov California Wing Headquarters www.cawg.cap.gov California Cadet Activities www.cawgcadets.org Squadron 47 Homepage sq47.cawg.cap.gov

2010 National
Quality Cadet Unit Award Winner Home of the 2011 California Wing Color Guard Champions! Home of the 2011 Pacific Region Color Guard Champions!

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