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Skyhawks Composite Squadron 47—Civil Air Patrol
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Cadet Special points of interest:
Squadron 47 Color Guard Team Champions! California Wing Encampment Cadet Programs Conference Flight Scholarships New Activities
California Wing Encampment Dates Announced: July 14—23 Camp Pentleton
From the National Headquarters website: ― ―Encampments are one of the most popular and worthwhile activities available to cadets. They challenge cadets to develop selfdiscipline and teamwork while broadening their understanding of aerospace.‖ And the California Wing’s Encampment is starting to take shape! The Prerequisites for first time attendance are:: Be a CAP Member Be at least a C/Amn (for cadets). If you want to become a cadet officer you must first attend an encampment! Mark your calendars and start preparing to attend the Califronia Wing Encampment, right here on Camp Pendleton! More information will follow!
Squadron 47 Color Guard Team Wins Wing
Squadron 47 is now the home of the California Wing Champion Color Guard for at least the seventh time in the last nine years. There were a few bumps as always, but the cadets did an absolutely SUPERB job. We came through the entire competition with no penalties assessed by the judges for their performances - which just shows the dedication and focus of the team. With only a quick glimpse at the result tally, it looks like we took two firsts, four seconds and a fourth in the individual events. Group 4 also had two firsts and finished in second place. Group 2, also had two firsts and finished third overall. Russel Console had the fastest time on the track of 28 runners, with a recorded mile time of 4:55 - Wow! (Too warm up, he ran a full mile before that! Honest.) Nick Chun had the high on the Written Exam of all 28 participants. The absolutely most fantastic part of the weekend was that there were SEVEN Color Guards competing - one from each group - for the first time in a very long time (if not the first time ever). With this much competition we have to decide if we want to start practicing with our 2012 team NOW as the 2011 team continues forward. If you're interested in working with or being a member of the 2012 team and want to start preparing now, please let me know so that I can gauge interest. Meanwhile, we're eagerly looking forward to the Pacific Region Cadet Competition on April 15th. We're going to do our best now to prepare to do our best when we get there, and hopefully return to the National Cadet Competition for the seventh time in pursuit of Squadron 47's third National Championship.
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Upcoming Senior and Cadet Activities
March 2011 22 Parents Night, Army Reserve Center 14-17 Chaplain Region Staff College, Travis AFB 19 Air & Space Museum Paper Airplane Festival— Balboa Park 26 Swallows Day Parade—San Juan Capistrano 26 Riverside Air Show 25-27 BCS—Escondido 25-27 SLS/CLC—Vandenberg AFB 26– Apr 2 Pacific Region Staff College, Nellis AFB April 2011 1-3 15-17 30 May 2011 13-15 21 June 2011 24-26 July 2011 14-23 30 –2
Cadet Staff Selection for Encampment—Ft. Hunter Liggett Pacific Region Cadet Competition—Dublin California ACUT/BCUT Radio Training—Los Alamitos
Chino Planes of Fame Air show, Chino Squadron 47 Annual Awards Banquet—San Marcos
Ultimate Bear and Wings Challenge (Tentative) -Vandenberg AFB—Save the Date! More information to follow California Wing Encampment—Camp Pendleton PCR Aerospace Education Officer School – March ARB, CA
Volume 9 Issue 3
Promotions, Awards and Accomplishments
Promotions: Molly Boop Russell Console Joseph Heo Michael Willson New Members: Cadet Miguel Andazola SM Mike L Hamnquist Awards and Accomplishments: C/CMSgt C/SrA C/TSgt C/SSgt
Group Color Guard Competition
Highest Written Exam Score: C/CMSgt Nicholas Chung Fleet Foot: C/A1C Russell Console 1st Place Team—Overall: Squadron 47 A Team Nicholas Chung—Commander Sean Wollaston—Jr. Flag Corbin Whte-Rifle Russell Consoloe-Rifle 2nd Place Team—Overall: Squadron 47 B Team Michael Wilson—Commander Tyler Jones—Jr. Flag Jun Yi-Rifle Joseph Heo-Rifle
Wing Color Guard Competition:
Highest Written Exam Score: C/CMSgt Nicholas Chung Fleet Foot: C/A1C Russell Console 1st Place Team—Overall: Squadron 47 Color Guard
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Scholarship Opportunity for Cadets
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 email@example.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-
Volume 9 Issue 3
Squadron 47 Awarded: National Quality Cadet Unit Award
Squadron 47 has been awarded a “National Quality Cadet Unit” award for 2010. This award is for any cadet unit that displays strong program fundamentals. This new award motivates squadrons to pursue goals that will inevitably lead to creating a vibrant Cadet Program. The Quality Cadet Unit Award is purely objective. Cadet and composite squadrons who meet the challenging criteria below automatically earn the award.
In 2010 118 units earned the title "Quality Cadet Unit" The California Units are: March Field Composite Squadron 45 East Bay Cadet Squadron 18 Skyhawk Composite Squadron 47 Tehachapi Composite Squadron 46 Palm Springs Composite Squadron 11 Butte County Composite Squadron 95 The criteria to win this award are: Cadet and composite squadrons must meet 5 of the 8 criteria below to earn the Quality Cadet Unit Award. First Year Cadet Achievement. At least 33% of first year cadets in the unit must earn the Wright Brothers Award during the previous calendar year. Cadet Officer Achievement. At least 4 cadets in the unit must earn the Mitchell, Earhart, Eaker, or Spaatz Award during the calendar year. Orientation Flights. 40% of cadets on the unit roster must receive at least one orientation flight during the previous calendar year. Encampment. 40% of cadets who were in their first or second year of membership during the previous calendar year must have completed an encampment as a first-time attendee. Aerospace. The unit must have earned the Aerospace Excellence Award (having completed 6 AEX activities and a 2-hour aerospace event) during the previous calendar year. Membership Growth. The unit must show cadet membership growth of 10% for the previous calendar year, or a growth of 10 cadets for the previous calendar year. Membership Retention. The unit must retain at least 40% of the first year cadets from the previous calendar year. Adult Leadership. At least one senior member on the unit roster must complete the Training Leaders of Cadets course during the previous calendar year, or the unit must have three senior members on its roster who have completed TLC in the previous two calendar years. Each year, on December 31, National Headquarters examines every cadet and composite squadron’s performance in the criteria above, as reflected in eServices. Every cadet and composite squadron is automatically considered for the award – there is no application procedure necessary. Then, each January,
NHQ will announce the winning squadrons on this webpage. Award elements will be mailed to the respective wing headquarters, for presentation at a suitable venue.
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Colonel Edwin W. Lewis, Jr. Flight Scholarship
We are honored to have a cadet flight scholarship named in the memory of Colonel Edwin W. Lewis. Colonel Lewis was a 56-year member of Civil Air Patrol and at the time of his death, was the Director of Operations for the Pacific Region, Civil Air Patrol. He served CAP in many positions, including Commander of the Pacific Region and California Wing. He was known as a “pilot’s pilot” with vast knowledge of aviation from Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog’s to Boeing 747s. To introduce a Civil Air Patrol cadet to the wonders of flight, a scholarship was created.
If you are a cadet and have a strong desire to fly, please take the time to review the simple application requirements. Applications will be accepted until 01 May.
Protocols for the Administration of the ADMINISTRATION It is envisioned that this scholarship will be an annual gift, to be given to a worthy Cadet from one of the Wings of the Pacific Region. The presentation will be on the 28th of May each year, the anniversary of Col. Lewis joining CAP. Funds donated to the scholarship will be deposited in a special account at the National Headquarters, Civil Air Patrol, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. Donations will be accepted year round. Applications will be accepted until 01 May each year. Send all applications to Pacific Region HQ, P.O. Box 4718, Hayward CA, 94540-4718. The selection committee will then have one month to choose the recipient. The selection committee will be composed of the Region Commander or Vice Commander, the Region Director of Cadets and Colonel Lewis’s widow, Midge Lewis. They will review the applications and select the recipient. Funds from this scholarship will be used only for initial aviation flight training and no other purpose. The amount of the scholarship may vary every year depending on the interest earned and donations to the funds in the account. The application will consist of a one page, double spaced letter to the selection committee stating the reasons for the Cadet’s desire to fly and what their goals in aviation would be.
The link for the form and more information for this scholarship is: http://pcr.cap.gov/cadet%20programs.html
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Katharine Wright Award Applications being Accepted
Do You know any Women who contribute to the Advancement of Aerospace Education?
Opportunity for Women to Apply for Katharine Wright Award – The National Aeronautics Association (NAA) sponsors the annual Katharine Wright Award for women who have contributed to the success of others, or made a personal contribution to the advancement of the art, sport and/or science of aviation and space flight over an extended period of time. Maj Gen Amy Courter, CAP National Commander, encourages qualified members of CAP to submit a nomination package. Gen Courter’s invitational letter can be found along with the full details of the NAA award at the ―AE: What’s New?‖ link on the AE Website, www.capmembers.c om/ae. For any female wishing to apply, the deadline is March 31, 2011.
NOTE: The Information from these 2 pages of Aerospace News are from the Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education section at the Natonal 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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2010-2011 NASA Future of Flight Art Contest
NEW! 2010-2011 NASA Future of Flight Art Contest – NASA’s Future of Flight Art Contest invites high school students to imagine what spaceships, rockets or aircraft will look like 100 years from now. To read about the rules and guidelines for this contest, go to http:// aero.larc.nasa.gov/ competitions.htm. Deadline for entries is April 15, 2011.
What might the future of Flight look like?
Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Partners with CAP
PARTNERSHIP! CAP Partners With Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) – The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and CAP recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a synergistic partnership initiative to promote model aeronautics to youth. Go to http:// www.youtube.com/ watch? v=3XJa2naDa5Q to watch an 8-minute video clip which has a nice introduction to the history of CAP, along with a brief explanation of CAP's three missions near the end of the video. AMA is offering a free membership to CAP cadets (under the age of 19), as well as access to the many clubs and experts in model aeronautics available to assist cadets and units in furthering the model aeronautics experience.
NASA Wants to Fly Your Face in Space
– NASA wants to put a picture of YOU on one of the two remaining space shuttle missions and launch it into orbit. After registering at the Face in Space WebPage 8
site, you’ll be able to upload an image that will be put on a disc and flown aboard a shuttle on a future mission. You will receive a confirmation number and information
about which flight your ―face‖ will be on. To learn more and upload your image for flight, visit http:// faceinspace.nasa.gov.
Volume 9 Issue 3
Announcing Virtual Fighter Weapons School (VFWS) 2011. June 19-26 St. Louis Missouri
Application cycle is open now. Deadline: 1 May 2011.
This is similar to a National Cadet Special Activity, but it is run by a Wing
This activity is held at the University of Missouri in Columbia and participants learn about military aviation tactics and practice those tactics in a computer combat flight simulator. Each day consisted of classroom training with a lot of hands-on flight lab. Cadets learned basic flight principles, then applied those principles to individual maneuvers, then applied those maneuvers to accomplish tactical goals, finally applying those tactics in teams. The test of all of this knowledge and skill comes in the form of a competitive cadet vs cadet head to head tournament held at the end of the activity. Cadet Robert Varwig of St. Charles Composite Squadron finished the tournament in first place, and was named the "Top Gun". He will be back next year as an aggressor. If you think you have what it takes to challenge the #1 virtual pilot of 2011, then you need to apply for VFWS 2011! Send an email to email@example.com and we will add you to our mailing list and notify you when the application cycle opens. In the meantime, check out the VFWS 2008 review video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAdKWwNYlrk
ANNOUNCING: ENCAMPMENT STAFF SELECTION
WHEN: 1-3 April, 2011 WHERE: Ft. Hunter Liggett, California WHO IS ELIGIBLE: All cadets with encampment credit HOW TO APPLY: 1. Mail a cover letter and resume to California Wing HQ: Headquarters, CAWG/CP PO Box 7688 Van Nuys, CA 91409-7688 NOTE: Your letter should be addressed to: C/Capt Kevin M. Barber, Commander, Cadet Training Group 2. E-mail an electronic copy of the cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org 3. Have your parents/guardian and squadron commander sign a CAWG F-150 or, for cadets out of California Wing, a CAPF-31 4. Bring the signed form and $20.00 to Ft. Hunter Liggett, Friday 1 April (cadets without signed forms will be turned away—no exceptions) DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 25 MARCH 2011 When your application has been received, you will be sent more instructions. Questions can be sent to: email@example.com ENCAMPMENT WILL BE HELD 16-23 JULY CAMP PENDLETON MARINE CORPS BASE
Former CAP Cadet—Now Space Shuttle Orbiter Pilot
SUCCESS! CAP’s Eric Boe Pilots STS 133 Mission - The pilot of the orbiter, Discovery, USAF Col Eric Boe, is a member of CAP, beginning as a 13-year-old cadet in 1977 and continuing as an adult member today. Col Boe credits his family, his teachers, and CAP with his success in becoming not only a fighter pilot, but the pilot of the orbiter, Endeavor, in November 2008, and the Discovery, which launched on 24 February, 2011 from Kennedy Space Center. Aboard the Discovery is Robonaut 2 or R2, the first human looking robot to travel in space. *** ERIC A. BOE (COLONEL, USAF) - NASA ASTRONAUT PERSONAL DATA: Born October 1, 1964, in Miami, Florida. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. EDUCATION: Graduated from Henderson High School, Chamblee, Georgia, 1983. Bachelor of Science in Astronautical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy, 1987. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997. ORGANIZATIONS: Member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and Civil Air Patrol. SPECIAL HONORS: Distinguished Graduate with honors from the United States Air Force Academy, 1987. Awarded the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship for graduate studies, 1987. Military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal (2), Aerial Achievement Medal (5), the Commendation Medal (3), Achievement Medal, Outstanding Unit Award (3), Combat Readiness Medal, and various other service awards. EXPERIENCE: Boe was commissioned from the Air Force Academy in 1987. He completed Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training at Sheppard Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, in 1988. He was then assigned to the 3rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Clark Air Base, Philippines as a combat ready pilot in the F-4E. In 1991, he served as a T-38 instructor pilot in the 50th Flying Training Squadron, and as an AT-38B instructor pilot in the 49th Fighter Squadron at Columbus AFB, Mississippi. In 1994, he was assigned to the 60th Fighter Squadron, Eglin AFB, Florida serving as an F-15C flight commander. He flew 55 combat missions over Iraq in support of Operation Southern Watch. In 1997, he attended the USAF Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, California. After graduation, he was assigned as the Director of Test, Air-to-Air Missile Test Division, 46th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, Florida where he served as a test pilot flying all models of the F-15 and the UH-1N. He has logged over 4,000 flight hours in more than 45 different aircraft. NASA EXPERIENCE: Selected as a pilot by NASA in July 2000, Boe reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 2000. Following the completion of two years of training and evaluation, he was assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office Advanced Vehicles Branch, Station Operations Branch, and Space Shuttle Branch. From October 2005 to October 2006, he served as NASA Director of Operations at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Star City, Russia. In the Exploration Branch, he worked on the new Crew Launch Vehicle and Crew Exploration Vehicle. Boe completed his first space flight as pilot on STS-126 and has logged 15 days, 20 hours, 29 minutes and 37 seconds in space. Boe is currently assigned to the crew of STS-133. The STS-133 mission will deliver the Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) and the fourth Express Logistics Carrier (ELC4). SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: STS-126 Endeavour (November 14-30, 2008) launched at night from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and returned to land at Edwards Air Force Base, California. It was NASA’s 4th shuttle flight in 2008 and the 27th Shuttle/Station assembly mission. Highlights of the almost 16-day mission included expanding the living quarters of the space station to eventually house 6 member crews by delivering a new bathroom, kitchenette, two bedrooms, an exercise machine, and a water recycling system, and included a total of four EVAs (spacewalks) by three members of the crew. STS-126 also delivered a new resident to the station, replacing Greg Chamitoff, Expedition 17-18 with Sandy Magnus, Expedition 18. STS-126 returned to Earth after completing 250 orbits in over 6 million miles.
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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 Airforce 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. Deadline for application is June 30, 2011. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org March Air Reserve Base, Riverside CA July 30-Aug 2 with Aug 3 as an optional enrichment day $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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Local Assemblyman, Martin Garrick, Visits Squadron
Former CAP cadet and Assemblyman Martin Garrick, from the 74th district (Northern San Diego County), visited Skyhawks Composite Squadron in Oceanside, California. He was able to watch squadron activities and meet members of the unit at their meeting on Camp Pendleton. Before he left, he spoke with everyone. He recounted how his cadet career helped him start on a path of volunteerism that eventually led to him running for office, and about the rich aviation heritage of his family, from grandfathers that flew with famous aviators in the military, and other family members who served this country during various wars. He also talked about what he did to become a California state assemblyman. As he described his job and what it means to him, Assemblyman Garrick told the cadets how honored he is to represent and support the people of the 74th district. He ended by congratulating the Civil Air Patrol on their 70th Anniversary, and encouraged the cadets to follow their dreams.
ACUT/MRO CLASS (Radio)
GROUP 7 will present an ACUT/MRO radio class on 30 April 2011 at Group 7 Headquarters at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, California. Class starts at 0900 and ends at 1700. Sign-in starts at 0830. Please bring note-taking materials with you. CLASS LOCATION 3976 Constitution Avenue—Los Alamitos, CA 90720-5140 PROJECT OFFICER Major W. H. Phinizy 17044 Avenida Abuelitos Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Email: email@example.com 714-615-0151 (cell) al). Members may also mail the computerIMPORTANT Deadline for generated form to the PO registration is 23 April 2010 after it has been signed by Pre-registration is required. their unit commander. No walk-ins. Mailing CAPF 17s or CAPF 150s that are not REQUIRED CAPF 17 or signed by their unit comCAPF 150, as appropriate mander or are submitted and signed by Unit Comvia email other than by mander their Unit Commander will NOT be registered. Note: Please pre-register using computerized forms. Required payment of $10 Do NOT use handwritten fee for materials may be forms. Computer forms may made at class sign-in by be "dry signed" by unit cash or personal check. commander. (This is a com- Failure to bring funds will pleted form, e-mailed to deny entrance to class. your unit commander then e QUESTIONS -mailed by your unit comMajor Phinizy at mander to the ACUT PO firstname.lastname@example.org with a message indicating Captain John Frerichs at unit commander’s approv- email@example.com
Volume 9 Issue 3
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:
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 Programs Conference Mystery Solved!
Missing Cadet Programs Conference found alive and well
Inquiring minds have been asking about the long-overdue information regarding the 2011 CAWG Cadet Programs Conference. We, like everyone else, expected to be well along in the planning for this premier activity by now. Unfortunately, weeks of unforeseen major complications in finding ANY suitable host location that could accommodate all of our needs have caused the delays that have become so obvious. Urgent and determined attempts were carried out for many weeks to try to replace our previously scheduled location and dates at Camp San Luis Obispo after we were notified that they were no longer able to host us due to conflicting National Guard training requirements. After many frustrating and unsuccessful attempts, and numerous disappointments and rejections involving just about every potential weekend and facility combination in the Wing, we are now delighted to report that we were finally able to reserve the CAMP SAN LUIS OBISPO facility for MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, 27-30 MAY 2011. We realize that this is much later in the year than we would prefer; that it is close to the new Encampment dates and school finals; that some units already have traditional Memorial Day activities planned that weekend. The priority of accomplishing this core program, however, has forced us to accept this less-than-perfect solution rather than canceling the entire activity, which was the alternative. Rest assured that the schedule will include some special programs to reflect the nature of this special weekend’s roots. CADET STAFF APPLICANTS If you previously applied for staff please send an e-mail to confirm that you are available on these new dates. If you are not, please let us know that as well so that we can make any necessary adjustments. If you would now like to apply, please submit, electronically, a resume and cover letter as soon as possible. 21, 2011 SENIOR STAFF OFFICERS and CLASS INSTRUCTORS Please contact us ASAP to confirm or change your original commitments. New Interested instructor or groups should submit a descriptive class outline and resume/cover letter as well, including time and classroom requirements. We are looking for interested Senior Members to apprentice in the various positions. If you are interested please contact the project officers. CADET AND SENIOR ATTENDEES should clear their calendars and stay tuned for details to follow. If you have any questions please contact the Co-Project Officers: Lt Col Valerie Hanley firstname.lastname@example.org / 213-716-1373 and Lt Col Ken Hartwell email@example.com / 626-233-2999 The dead line is Feb.
Volume 9 Issue 3
Everyone Invited to March in the San Juan Capistrano Swallows Day Parade!
Senior Members and Cadets are all asked to come out and march in this fun parade in celebration of CAP’s 70th Anniversary! We want a huge group to show CAP Pride! Right now it looks like the uniform will be blues. The following information is from the parade website: “The 2011 Swallows' Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 26th. The Fiesta de la Golondrinas celebrates the legend of the return of the swallows to the San Juan Capistrano Mission on St. Joseph's, March 19th. This event is the reason behind all the festivities. The Parade takes place in down-town San Juan Capistrano. This is the nation's largest nonmotorized parade. It is totally organized and presented by the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association. Arrive early; most street closures are by 10.00 a.m. The parade begins promptly at 11 am. Traditionally, it is a fun, family event that celebrates the return of the swallows.
Saturday, March 26th Come participate and show Civil Air Patrol Pride! Look for sign up sheets at the meetings and we will arrange carpools!
Mission Scanner Course Available
Anyone needing to get their Mission Scanner Fam & Prep is welcome. REMINDER - Mission Scanner sign off prior to April 15th is a requirement for the Mission Pilot School. . Squadron 68 is conducting a Mission Scanner Course at the JWA Administration Bldg. on Saturday 12th March. CAPACITY - 25 STUDENTS - "FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED" BASIS. Course Description Seven hours of classroom instruction to teach and evaluate the familiarization & preparation items required for Mission Scanner. Topics include aircraft familiarity, safety on the ground and in the air, survival and urgent care skills, communications, basic navigation, search patterns, scanning techniques, what to look for (aerial photos of actual crash sites) and more. Assignments & Tests There will be an oral exam at the conclusion of the training to sign-off on the scanner tasks, and have students qualified as MS (T) - Mission Scanner Trainees. Prerequisites Minimum age 18, must be qualified General Emergency Services (GES), completed OPSEC/ NDA. Uniform - grey slacks/navy polo (no flight suits) All students must study the CAWG "Mission Scanner Home Study Course" (1) below, and pass the online CAWG Scanner Test (2) below. 1] http:// www.cawg.cap.gov/html/ operations/es.htm 2] https:// tests.cap.af.mil/ops/tests/ default.cfm?grp=pcr All students must pass the online Mission Scanner Test and bring the completion certificate to the Class. Registration/Cover Costs Please respond directly to 1Lt Carol Bennett - firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a $10.00 cost per person to cover class materials, lunch and refreshments. Lt Bennett will provide venue and other details in reply to your email.
Where: JWA Administrative Building When: Saturday, March 12
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National Cadet Special Activities move into next phase
1,670 cadet applications were successfully received for this summer's National Cadet Special Activities. Units and Wings now have until 15 February to do approvals. The approvals are located in eServices under the NCSA Main Menu, 1 each for units and wings. Once approved, an application will be grayed out but information can still be viewed under the Application link and the Reports link. The Wing Approval (formerly Ranking) has an additional new feature - wings still have the Green Light but the starting position for applications is APPROVED. If a wing wishes to disapprove an application, simply use the arrow buttons. Slotting will be announced prior to 15 March and participants will have until 15 April to pay for their activities.
California Wing Mission Pilot Academy
This years Mission Pilot Academy locations and dates are set for Ground School. Northern California June 4/5 at the SQ188 facility, Oakland Airport Southern California June 18/19 at Airflight, Long Beach Airport We are not taking applications at this time, registration will be opened in early March. We are looking for members who have or will have a CAPF 5 in a corporate aircraft and have achieved their Mission Scanner by no later than April 15th. Check the Mission Pilot Academy website for
downloads of course materials and lots of information: http://sites.google.com/ site/cawgmps/home
A CAPF 5 in one of the following corporate aircraft: C182 (round dial), C182 NAV III (glass cockpit), or C206. To recap the earlier anA mission scanner nouncement, this is not a standard rating shortcut or a reduced re- 190 hours as PIC (CAPR quirement for Mission Pi60-3 requires 175 lot training but a compreto begin training hensive and intense proand 200 to finish, gram intended to cover but since students everything required to are expected to become a Mission Picomplete a F91 lot. There are several within 30-days, we requirements which perrequire more hours spective students must to attend this promeet, and this pregram). announcement is being If you are interested in sent early to give all po- attending this year's tential applicants a school, please work with chance to complete the your unit's leadership to prerequisites. make sure you have Applicants will be rethese prerequisites acquired to have the follow- complished by no later ing prior to April 15th: than April 15th.
Volume 9 Issue 3
Chino Planes of Fame Air Show!
Looking for some antique war bird excitement? Looking to further advance your Emergency Services training as an Urban Direction Finding or Ground Team Member? (tentative) Then look no further!!! The Planes of Fame Airshow planning staff is working to provide all of the above opportunities!!! Primary airshow duties will involve day time crowd control, recruiting booth, as well as one night shift duty. Tons of free time is built into the schedule for viewing the airshow either day.
Who: All CAWG Cadets and Seniors What: Planes of Fame Airshow 2011 When: 13-15 May 2011 (Check-in Friday at 1800, Check-out Sunday by 1800) Where: Chino Airport, 7000 Merrill Ave, Chino, CA (Click for a map) Cost: $10 (helps cover operating costs for the weekend however cost cutting methods are being researched in hopes of bring this cost down) All food is provided for the duration of the weekend Billeting is provided on site via tent camping. An equipment list will be provided at a later time. Senior members are welcome to bring self-contained travel trailers (No hookups available and advance notice is requested for parking purposes). All Staff positions are available as indicated in the original flyer on the CAWG Website!!! The hard deadline for staff applications at this time is April 15th, 2011. CADET STAFF EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS ARE IN PLACE, SEE THE WEBSITE LINK LISTED BELOW FOR MORE INFO EMAIL STAFF APPLICATIONS AND RESUMES TO: email@example.com EMAIL NON-STAFF CAWG FORM 150’s TO: firstname.lastname@example.org FOR CONTINUAL UP TO DATE INFORMATION REGARDING THE PLANNING OF THE ACTIVITY, LOG ON TO: http//sq20.cawg.cap.gov/airshow.htm Any questions, comments, concerns or ideas, please contact Planes of Fame Airshow Activity Commander Capt. Chris Mattson Email: email@example.com or cell (909-584-5205) ***Schedule and activities are tentative and subject to change at the discretion of the Activity Staff***
Volume 9 Issue 3
The Fell Swoop
CAP Congressional Gold Medal Bill
As you may have heard, the Civil Air Patrol is working to get a bill passed that would allow awarding a Congressional Gold Medal to the Civil Air Patrol for their service during World War II. Congressional Gold Medals have already been awarded to other non-military organizations for their support of the nation during World War II, and our members also deserve the same recognition. Our Civil Air Patrol World War II veterans won't be around much longer to receive the recognition they deserve. Civil Air Patrol service was not considered military service, and Civil Air Patrol members that served during the war did not receive veteran status or benefits. Even though this was considered “voluntary” service, these veterans placed their lives in jeopardy while serving this country. The anti-submarine coastal patrols and Pacific coast forest patrols are two examples of how those Civil Air Patrol members bravely served their country. Information about this bill, an extremely interesting and informative feature-length magazine article about the service these World War II era members provided to our country, and information on how you can ask your senators and congressmen for their support is on the National Civil Air Patrol web page at http://www.capmembers.com/cap_national_hq/cap_congressional_gold_medal.cfm. Please consider contacting your local Congressional representative and Senators Feinstein and Boxer and ask that they co-sponsor their respective bill. The table below provides the Washington DC and local mailing address for both senators. You can send your letter to either their Washington DC address, or to the their local office. You can find the name and address of your local congressional representative by using the web link provided in the same table. CHRIS R. STOREY, Major, CAP California Wing Director of Public Affairs firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find the name and address of your local congressional representative here: https:// writerep.house.gov/writerep
Skyhawk Composite Squadron 47 (CA324) 2164 Kirkcaldy Rd Fallbrook, CA 92028 (562) 652-3881
CIVIL AIR PATROL
”Where Imagination Takes Flight ”
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Squadron 47 e-mail list
Citizens Serving Communities: Above and Beyond
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: email@example.com
Civil Air Patrol Leadership:
Squadron Commander Major Robert Calderone Deputy Commander for Seniors Lt Col Brian Billing Deputy Commander for Cadets Maj John DiGiantomasso Cadet Commander C/Capt. Michael Chung Cadet Executive Officer C/2nd Lt. Ruby Rosado 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
Quality Cadet Unit Award Winner
Home of the 2011 Wing Color Guard Champions!
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