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McHenry Squadron - May 2005

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MCHENRY COUNTY COMPOSITE SQUADRON IL - 263 CIVIL AIR PATROL MAY 2005—VOLUME II ISSUE V 2005—

C O M M A N D E R ’ s
We now have two Mitchell cadets in the squadron, I say that with pride. I would like to see even more promotions before the end of 2005. Keep up the hard work! We should have some cadet Captains before year end, shouldn’t we? I hope so. Congratulations to all cadets who tested and passed this month. Your diligence and studying is paying off.

C O M M E N T S
INDEX

We have had an influx of new members this first quarter of 2005. It has been a pleasure meeting and assisting each one of you. Remember the staff is here for you. If you have any questions, concerns, or solutions to problems you have noticed, take these issues up the chain of command, beginning with your element leader. Thank you MCCS for your support of the 2005 Great Lakes

Encampment. Count it up we had 8 MCCS seniors that COMMANDER’S supported the encampment! COMMENTS That is a wonderful record. FROM THE CHIEF Cadets you were a little low in AIR FORCE numbers, but of the five that ADMISSION did attend, two were on staff. I heard excellent reports about PREREQUISITES REFLECTIONS all of you. Again thank you staff for making MCCS one of the best squadrons in Illinois.
FROM SENIOR’S POINT OF VIEWSPRING ENCAMPMENT EMERGENCY SERVICES AND DISASTER AGENCY AEROSPACE EDUCATION CHALLENGER CENTER VISIT GRISSOM AIR FORCE BASE PROMOTIONS DC TRIP

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Major Rhonda Anderson CADET COMMAND
By C/2Lt Maria Mangano Although the branches of the military are different, they all have the same, basic, core values. As the name implies, core values are a foundation of standards or ideas that must be followed if the unit is to work smoothly. Courage is necessary in any mission. A member may be asked to perform an activity that takes courage, such as a shy cadet acting as the flight commander. This goes hand in hand with dedication and loyalty, as members must be willing to take risks. When someone has honor, they have respect, integrity; they are trustworthy and reliable. A cadet with honor leads by example, earns the respect of her or his peers, and follows through with assignments, whether asked to or not. Core Values apply to any organization, not just the military. In Civil Air Patrol the Core Values are essential to ensure the unit functions. Remember the Core Values, you can relate them to any aspect of your life. ~United States Air Force Core Values are: Integrity First, Service before self, Excellence in all we do.

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AIR FORCE ACADEMY
By 2Lt. Estera Corcoran April 19, 2005 our squadron was visited by Lt. Col. Greg Keller, mission liaison for the United States Academy and ROTC. During his visit he gave us an invaluable insight on requirements for acceptance into the Air Force Academy. The pre-assessment of the potential candidates for the Academy includes both mental and physical evaluations. Other requirements are excellent ACT/SAT scores and the need for a congressional nomination which could be from a congressman or a senator. Candidates’ evaluations are based not only on their grades (which have to be excellent) but also on their test scores, extracurricular activities and an interview with the an ad-

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DC TRIP DOLLARS CONGRATULATIONS

FUTURE EVENTS

mission officer, such as Lt.Col. Keller. The best time to start the research on requirements for acceptance of cadets is at the age of fourteen or fifteen.. For detailed information please contact, Lt Col Greg Keller at gkeller@sbcglobal.net , or Air Force Academy at: academyadmissions. com

PHOTO—JAMES KALEMIS C/2Lt. MANGANO RECEIVING HER MITCHELL

Devotion, Commitment, Service before self, and duty all imply the same thing, people must be willing to sacrifice so the mission can go on. By having these values a cadet will attend meetings while sacrificing other activities or commitments.

MCHENRY COUNTY COMPOSITE SQUADRON IL - 263 CIVIL AIR PATROL MAY 2005—VOLUME II ISSUE V 2005—
REFLECTIONS FROM SENIOR’S POINT OF VIEW AT GREAT LAKES SPRING ENCAMPMENT
By 1Lt. Doris Mangano Last year, I attended Great Lakes Encampment to watch over my daughterMaria. Since she had not attended this year, I struggled wondering should I, or shouldn’t I go? I thought of the negative things, exhaustion after 2 days of not sleeping, being tired of looking at cadets blister covered feet and wondering why they didn’t break in their boots before coming. I thought of the few seniors who complained all the time. It was no fun being vomited upon and having to walk around for two days with this on my pants. It was uncomfortable being thrown into the military environment for the first time. Being gently corrected on my customs and courtesies was a learning experience for me. It left me with a new understanding and respect for “basic training” and knowledge of CAP.

ESDA
By 2Lt. Estera Corcoran April 12, 2005, our Squadron had an opportunity to visit with ESDA (Emergency Services Disaster Agency) in Woodstock, IL. We were familiarized with the way the agency helps the community if and when needed. Basically, the system works like this. All county departments (health, police, fire, etc…) have representatives in one shared room where they can rapidly communicate with each other. Volunteers in the field communicate by radios while their physical location is displayed on the computer screen at the command center.

PHOTO—JAMES KALEMIS

In weighing the good and the bad the McHenry county ESDA has a reciprofond memories won out. Two days before cal agreement with several other counties the encampment I asked myself, why did I for back up purposes in case of staff or voluteer again? equipment shortages. Also, we have a The rewards of voluteering paid off as I MABAS (a Mutual Aid Agreement) with them in case of fire emergencies. spoke to a 12 yr. old who was homesick, and needed someone to talk to all weekend. The ESDA radio uses a repeater tower. There are approximately 50 ESDA volunAdditionally, I watched over a cadet on teers in the County. They also work with ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Sera new powerful medication. I saw C/ Hendler drilling with a sparkle in his eyes, vice) and use nationwide and worldwide and I was so proud of C/DeCraene and C/ Amateur Radio bands. DuPage County is Freund in their roles as flight Sergeants. I a weather hub for ESDA. was also proud of C/McMahon for stickOther functions performed by ESDA ing it out, and C/ Medina for graduating are Search and Rescue, Dive Support, from ATF. Public Information, Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES), RadioMost things changed this year, everything that is except the dirty stinky, logical, Shelter Management, Special Needs, Telecommunications, Weather blistery feet! Operations. Kane County ESDA has a trained canine unit and also there are Oh well… trained horse units to be used as needed To view Power Point presentation go to www.co.mchenry.il.us/countydpt/esda/ mabas, or call (815) 338-6400. They meet every second Wednesday of the month at 1900.

THE REASON WHY PHOTO—ESTERA CORCORAN

There were memories of good things, such as: the food was great, the warm feeling among seniors while talking during down time. I thought of the staff, who really felt more comfortable with me being there since I was a nurse. Although most of them have first aid training, this was my area of “expertise”.

MCHENRY COUNTY COMPOSITE SQUADRON IL - 263 CIVIL AIR PATROL MAY 2005—VOLUME II ISSUE V
The complexity of this, pretend, astronautical flight adventure was astonishing. AEROSPACE EDUCATION CHALLENGER CENTER VISIT All hands were to communicate through By Lts—James Kalemis/Estera Corcoran April 5, 2005, the McHenry County Composite Squadron joined the Waukegan Composite Squadron in a visit to the Challenger Learning Center in Woodstock. The Waukegan Squadron partiallyfunded the visit with an Aerospace Education grant and was very gracious to invite us.
PHOTO—JAMES KALEMIS

the computer system. At times it was quite

Larry Siddle, GLR Director of Operations. The Illinois. Wing participants were Lt.Col. Gordon Larson, Major Robert Taylor, Captain Andy Welch and Lts Mike Lain, Rod Rakic, and James Kalemis. The Conference included presentations from Cols Herbert Holtz and Jeffrey Bowers, 1st Army, FEMA Regional Emergency Preparedness Officers regarding Military Support to Civil Authorities and Bruce Pfaff from FEMA Region 5 regarding Disaster Response. LtCol William Gladish, USAFR, GLR Liaison Office, explained the ongoing region SAR/DR evaluations conducted by the Air Force.

The Challenger Center provides an opportunity for students and adults to experience a simulated space mission. The missions are designed to enhance math,

frustrating, at one time we had to get back to reality, stop to listen to instructions, while in our pretend world mission we had a major emergency as instruments were telling us we were about to be hit by an incoming meteor and we craved to react to this potential disaster... Oh well, it was exciting.

PHOTO—ESTERA CORCORAN

GRISSOM AIR FORCE BASE
science, and technology education while also teaching teamwork and critical think- By 2Lt. James Kalemis ing skills. . The cadets’ mission, assigned by Challenger Center employees, was to meet with a comet and to send out two probes, one with a camera attached to it, in front of the comet for scientific analysis purposes. Some of us were involved in building a probe, which was a challenge as robots, controlled by us, kept dropping everything due to our clumsiness. Cadets and participating Seniors were assigned to different departments; communications, data officers, navigators, medical staff, mission specialists, remote control, life support, safety and isolation.

PHOTO—JAMES KALEMIS

LtCol John Salvador, Director of Operations, National Headquarters, gave several presentations including Joint Doctrine and CAP Missions, Current Operations and Training, and the ARCHER system. He was also gracious to hang around the conference and answer everyone's questions. Each wing brought their CAP aircraft to train on the Satellite-Transmitted Digital Imaging System (SDIS) system. CAP members can capture images from the air with a digital camera, and quickly transmit the images with an onboard laptop computer via e-mail and a satellite phone. The transmission can occur in near real-time, allowing emergency operations centers to better plan assistance for disaster victims and assess property damage.

PHOTO—JAMES KALEMIS

Six members of the Illinois Wing descended to Grissom Air Force Base on April 9th for the Great Lakes Region (GLR) Operations Conference. The Conference was hosted by Lt.Col.

MCHENRY COUNTY COMPOSITE SQUADRON IL - 263 CIVIL AIR PATROL MAY 2005—VOLUME II ISSUE V 2005— PROMOTIONS AND AWARDS CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Cadet McMahon for winning the inspection with a total of only 7 gig points, leaving her score at 43/50. Lets have a big effort from all cadets, let’s not have the same cadet winning every time.
PHOTO—JAMES KALEMIS

Matthew Beard……………..C/A1C Curry Award

******************************* Congratulations to Cadet Langston for earning a black belt at Tae Kwon Do at the American Martial Arts Academy on Saturday April 23, 2005

PHOTO—JAMES KALEMIS

WASHINGTON, DC TRIP
By 1Lt. Doris Mangano Amtrak notified me of a schedule change, we will have to leave DC 2 hours earlier than planned on June 24th. Thanks to Lt. Freund’s idea, I have contacted Mr. Biederman for assistance to get into the White House. He is working on it. Although, we do have the advantage , because we are a military group, there is no guarantee. CAP just changed its guidelines in March for visiting DC. Service Jackets are not needed for cadets, but are needed for seniors. Cadets may wear short sleeves. Wednesday June 22, when we visit Arlington Cemetery the service jacket will be required. Visitation is permitted in the morning only at the White House (starting at 0730) if the day is hot, we’ll take the subway back to the hotel to change into shorts!

Maria Mangano ………………….C/2Lt.

WEBSITE LINKS
MCHENRY COUNTY COMP. SQ. www.group22.net/mccs CAP NATIONAL HQ www.cap.gov ILLINOIS WING CAP www.ilcap.org GROUP22 SPRING ENCAMPMENT http://group22.net/gle05 GROUP 22 CAP www.group22.net JOHNSON CAP ENCAMPMENT http://jfe.ilwg.cap.gov IL. WING WING ENCAMPMENT http://www.ilcap.org/se2005/index.html

PHOTO—JAMES KALEMIS

Krystal Freund……………...C/SMSgt ..Two Year Red Service Ribbon

PHOTO—JAMES KALEMIS

Shelby McMahon …………...….C/A1C

ALSO, remember, if your uniform is not AIRCRAFT LINKS complete, you will not be considered for wreath laying. Only the best uniforms can represent our squadron at the ceremonies. C-5 (www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp? fsID=84), C-141(www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/ c-141.htm) SR-71 (www.sr-71.org) KC-10 (www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet. asp?fsID=109)

MCHENRY COUNTY COMPOSITE SQUADRON IL - 263 CIVIL AIR PATROL MAY 2005—VOLUME II ISSUE V 2005—
MCHENRY COUNTY COMPOSITE SQUADRON Mailing Address: 3806 SPY GLASS RIDGE ROAD CRYSTAL LAKE IL 60012 Meets at : NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY Tuesdays 1830 hours 1301 SUNSET RIDGE WOODSTOCK IL 60098 Contact: (815) 788 - 0737 - IL. 263

MCCS STAFF ADMINISTRATION :…..2Lt Sharon Freund AEROSPACE ED……….2Lt James Kalemis CADET PROGRAMS:. 2Lt Esther Medina SM Paul Ebanks SM Diane Workman COMMANDER:……….Maj Rhonda Anderson

FUTURE EVENTS
14-15 MAY - WING EVAL SAREX, GROUP 2 , FRANKFORT 14 MAY - MARENGO RIDGE ASTRONOMY NIGHT 14 MAY - FIRST AID CLASS, WOODSTOCK LIBRARY, 9:15-1500 21 MAY - REGIONAL COLOR GUARD COMPETITION, WRIGHT PATTERSON AFB 24 MAY- MAJOR BIEDERMAN PRESENTATION, WOODSTOCK LIBRARY 1845—2045 28-29 MAY - VINTAGE GLIDERS FLY-IN, SKY SOARING HAMPSHIRE, IL. 9:00-1800 29 MAY - O’FLIGHTS GALT AIRPORT—TENTATIVE 30 MAY - JOHNSBURG MEMORIAL DAY PARADE 4 JUNE - SAREX GROUP 22 15 JUNE - WOODSTOCK LIBRARY 1600– 1800 AE ROCKETRY PRESENTATION 18 JUNE - LITH AIR EXPO—NEED HELP MARSHALLING 19-25 JUNE - 2005 WASHINGTON, DC. 25—JULY 9 - NESA 6-11 JULY - NATIONAL CADET COMPETITION – WASHINGTON DC 11-18 JULY - B24/29 DISPLAY WAUKEGAN AIRPORT (NEED ASSISTANCE 16-17) 13 JULY - CARY LIBRARY ROCKETRY PRESENTATION 1900 16-23 JULY - SUMMER ENCAMPMENT, MARSEILLES, IL (WWW.ILCAP.ORG/SE2005/SERVICES.HTM) 23 JULY - PALWAUKEE OPEN HOUSE 5-7 AUGUST - KING OF THE ROCK 20-21 AUGUST - CHICAGO AIR AND WATER SHOW Cadet Staff Cadet Commander C/2Lt. Maria Mangano First Sergeant C/TSgt Steven DeCraene Alpha Flight Commander C/SMSgt Krystal Freund Communications C/ SSgt Emily Medina Alpha Flight Sergeant C/SSgt Emily Medina Instructor of New Cadets C/SrA Brian Freund Emergency Services Officer C/2Lt Elena Haas Aerospace Education OfficerC/2Lt. Maria Mangano

COMMUNICATIONS :OPEN CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT:………………….2Lt Martha Schooley DEPUTY COMMANDER CADETS:……………..Maj Kenneth Anderson EMERGENCY SERVICES:-…………2Lt James Kalemis FINANCE: ………… 1Lt Doris Mangano LOGISTICS:…………2Lt Esther Medina MANAGEMENT INFO SYSTEMS/IT:……….2Lt Estera Corcoran MEDICAL OFFICER: 1Lt Doris Mangano, NEWSLETTER EDITOR IN CHIEF:… .2Lt Estera Corcoran O’ FLIGHT COORDINATOR:…… 2Lt James Kalemis PERSONNEL:………...2Lt Sharon Freund PROF. DEVELOPMENT:……...Open PUBLIC AFFAIRS:……1Lt Doris Mangano & MARKETING ……. 1Lt Nancy Haas …………… .2Lt Estera Corcoran ………… .2Lt James Kalemis SAFETY:………………1Lt Glen Rucker 2Lt Mike McMahon _______________________________________ CAP-USAF LIAISON TSGT KENNETH ROTH .(847) 688-5810 EMAIL: KROTH1@OWC.NET

DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS IS 20TH OF THE PRECEDING MONTH. EMAIL TO BILLESS@SBCGLOBAL.NET, OR A COPY SHOULD BE HAND DELIVERED TO THE EDITOR

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