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Skyhawks Composite Squadron 47 Civil Air Patrol

The Fell Swoop

Volume 9, Issue 9 September 2011

CAP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Tyler Wermann-Jones Sean Wollaston Michael Wilson Russell Console Nicholas Chun Corbin White Austin Allen Joseph Heo Noah Chun Anna Boop Jun Yi James Wilson (SM- 2Lt) CERTIFICATE OF FIRST FLIGHT: Michael Bresnahan Spencer French Corbin White Michael Wilson Thomas French RIBBONS: Robert McMillion- Membership Michael Bresnahan- Recruiter Tyler Jones- Recruiter NRA PRO-MARKSMAN AWARD: Alexander Puffenbarger Nathan Watkins Sean Wollaston Zachary Grove Nicholas Chun Mary Rosado Sean Baldus Samuel Cho Molly Boop Noah Chun Anna Boop Jun Yi

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Upcoming SQ47 Activities

Registration is now $100.00 per individual until September 24 postmarked by that day; $115.00 thereafter. A team discount of $90 per member (5 or more members) will again be offered; HOWEVER, all registrations for the team must be received at one time! There will be no refunds on group rates. SAR City runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the second weekend of October. Registration opens Friday at 3:00 p.m. in front of the gym with classes starting at 1800 to 2100; continuing Saturday from 0800 to 1730 and Sunday from 0800 to 1200. Command post phone number is 760 252-6783. SARCity is celebrating it's 39th year this October 7th, 8th and 9th, 2011. There will be lots of new classes, while still offering the basics for those just getting into search and rescue. SARCity is put on by the Barstow Desert Rescue Squad, in conjunction with the San Bernardino County Sheriff, OES, Barstow College and over 100 instructors who volunteer their time and expertise. Over 50 classes are offered, some last an hour, others can go the whole weekend. Four excellent meals and weekend tent camping or motor home space is provided. Saturday nights program starts with a barbeque, a special guest presentation, a huge raffle. Team participation is encouraged and we discount for five or more members. For specific questions, go to our website at DIRECTIONS TO BARSTOW COLLEGE: Take I-15 North (towards Las Vegas); exit Barstow Road, turn right onto Barstow Road and proceed approximately 1 1/2 miles south. Barstow Community College is on the right hand side. Registration is located at the front of the College Gym.

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NCOS & COBC Infoooo

Cadet NCO School 7-9 Oct Los Alamitos JFTB
Instructional Methods - Learn to Teach Drill & Ceremonies - Youre in Charge! Instruction on Color Guard & Guidon Interaction New Faces & Experiences Evaluation - Tell em whats good! NCO Responsibilities

Student Participants Pre-requisites: Minimum grade of C/A1C by deadline date and completed a Basic Cadet School or encampment. Prerequisites may be waived at the discretion of the NCOS Commander. Limited slots available! 1. Send a copy of your Basic Cadet School or encampment graduation certificate (either email or paper). 2. Email CAWG Form 150 to Maj Mark Wong at Follow up with SIGNED CAWGF150 & $50 check (made out to CAWG/CAP) mailed to the address below. Application deadline for student participants is 16 September 2011. Cadet Staff: All staff positions are open. Pre-requisite: Prior NCOS graduation. Email CAWGF150, cover letter and resume to NCOS Commander, Maj Mark Wong, at with follow-up SIGNED CAWGF150 and $50 check (made out to CAWG/CAP) mailed to address below. Application deadline for cadet staff is 01 September 2011. Senior Staff: Email CAWGF150 to Maj Mark Wong at Follow up with follow-up SIGNED CAWGF150 and $35 check (made out to CAWG/CAP) mailed to address below. Mailing address for all applications: Maj Mark Wong, CAP Call Major Wong at (562) 449-3976 with questions. 8101 San Heron Circle Buena Park, CA 90620

SAVE THE DATE!!! Cadet Officer Basic School 26 Dec 02 Jan -- Location TBD
Applications instructions to follow Need Region Cadet Leadership School for the Eaker Award? Get it here! Improve skills in leadership, management, communication Examine ethical decision making for the Cadet Officer Participate in classroom academics, simulations, exercises, and interact with Cadet Officers from California and the Pacific Region. Pre-requisites for potential students: (requirements may be waived at Commanders discretion) Mitchell Award recipient 15 years of age or older Minimum scholastic C average (2.0 on 4.0 scale) NCOS Graduate (California Wing Cadets only)

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Attention Squadron 47!!! Extraordinary Fundraising Opportunity 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. eScrips privacy policy protects your cards and they dont 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.

Heres What You Do:

Go to, click on sign-up, and enter your info. Thats it! No selling candy, no buying candy, no harassing co-workers and family! :) Its all automatic now!

Heres How We Will Spend the Money:

All squadron and cadet activities are paid for with donations from members, parents, or charges to the cadets. The more money donated through eScrip, the more activities we can have and not have to charge cadets themselves. A win-win situation! Although we are an auxiliary of the United States Air Force, Civil Air Patrol squadrons do not receive money from USAF for operating costs or activities, other than for reimbursement for aircraft expenses. Please take a few minutes to visit and sign up now! Your wallet and your squadron will thank you later

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Follow Your Dreams

Follow your dreams You can reach your goals, Im living proof. - Eric Cartman

Here is living proof you dont have to decide between being a pilot and a doctor. Hes both.
1LT James Zimmerman, MD, Flight Surgeon, USN, came in to speak about his experiences in the Navy and told his story about how he chose not to decide between being a doctor and being a pilot. He became both. He delivered a candid and well-crafted lecture about the importance of staying in school, doing your best, and it will all pay off. Joining the military allows you to pursue both tracks in close succession. The cadets seemed enthralled and he had a flurry of questions at the end. Dr. Zimmerman is a current role model of military duty and his stories are fresh and recent. He returned from his most recent deployment last November. He has unique perspective on the current war, which, if it continues, our current CAP cadets will be involved with, should they join when they are older. Our current cadets are at that perfect age where they will begin deciding where their priorities lie. We hope Dr. Zimmerman was able to convince them that wherever their dreams may lead them, that the path is always paved early, with a good education and a will to succeed. Thank you, Dr. Zimmerman, for sharing your incredible journey with the cadets!

Student Rocketeers Wanted!

Team America Rocketry Challenge Registration Open! The worlds largest rocket competition is open to students in grades 7-12. Registration forms can be found at or
The annual rocket contest, sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association, challenges teams of 3-10 to design & build a rocket that will climb 800 feet with a two raw eggs payload and stay aloft for 43-47 seconds. The eggs must return to earth unbroken. Rules & registration information at The Team America Rocketry Challenge is a vital part of our industrys outreach to young people, said Marion C. Blakey, AIA president and CEO. TARC provides a great opportunity for students to work with scientists and engineers and learn in an exciting and fun environment. The top 100 teams are invited to compete at the National Finals on May 12 competition just outside of Washington, DC. Participants compete for $60,000 in prizes, scholarships and a Raytheon Corporation sponsored trip to the 2012 international air show in Farnborough for an international fly-off. AIA sponsors TARC with the National Association of Rocketry, NASA, the Defense Department, the American Association of Physics Teachers and AIA member companies. The contest is celebrating its ten year anniversary and is proving to be a catalyst for generating student interest in math and science.

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Sync these into your iPhones!

2012 Color Guard Needs New Members
As a member of the Color Guard you receive great training and which helps with future promotions. Participate in countless great activities! Perform at a Padres Game! Lead Parades!

CA Wing Color Guard/Drill Team Competition is 13-16 Jan 2012! 30 Sept - 2 Oct Miramar Air Show

This is the biggest Air Show west of the Mississippi and our recruiting booth not only gave the public great insight into what CAP is, but resulted in CAP gaining a lot of great new members! Squadron 144 will be leading the charge with a recruiting booth. We will be there from start of the show on Friday 30 Sept through the last moment of the show on Sunday the 2nd. We invite ad welcome ALL squadrons to come and join us.

7-9 Oct Non-Commissioned Officer School - South

See info on previous pages! Application deadline for student participants is 16 September 2011. Application deadline for cadet staff is 01 September 2011.

6 Dec 2011 Squadron Open House

SQ47 Performs the Labor Day Padres home game.

Invite your family and friends to our open house to help celebrate Civil Air Patrol's 70th Anniversary! There will be food, displays and presentations. Everyone is invited!

26 Dec 2011 - 02 Jan 2012 Cadet Officers' Basic Course - Location TBA
Save the Date - Applications instructions to follow

26 Dec 2011 - 02 Jan 2012

Kansas Wing Winter Encampment 2011

Location: Kansas National Guard Armory in Salina, Kansas. Military style barracks bunking with your flight on an active Army National Guard base. This is a hands-on dynamic program. Scheduled events include a KC-135 O-flight, indoor rifle shooting, outdoor obstacle course, and Black Hawk orientation. Advanced Training Flights offered in Emergency Services and Honor Guard. Contact: Capt Mark Hudgins Contact e-mail: Event URL:

26 Dec 2011 - 31 Dec 2011 NM Wing Winter Encampment

Location: Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM Contact: Capt. Richard Austin Contact e-mail:

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Theres an App for That!

By Maj. Audrey DiGiantomasso

United States Air Force Academy

West Point

United States Air Force:

A free mobile phone application geared toward people preparing for life in the Air Force and focusing on physical training. Available at the iTunes Store and Android Market. To download the free iTunes app, go to:

US Naval Academy:
A reference guide providing Reef Points (knowledge of interest to plebes and family members), academy pictures, navy music, navy sports, and USNA maps. To read about the App:

US Navy:
A FREE resource for those that are interested in the U.S. Navy.

US Army:
Army Boot Camp

ALL Cadet Staff positions are open. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 30 SEPT

Redlands Airshow
Redlands Airport Saturday, 8 October 2011 0700-1800 hours
1755 Sessums Dr, Redlands, CA 92374

STAFF APPLICANTS: Please send all CAWGF 150s to Bring signed copies with you to the event.

NON-STAFF APPLICANTS: Please hand carry a signed CAWGF 150 to the event (DO NOT EMAIL IT). Any questions, comments, or concerns, can be directed to Activity Commander Captain Chris Mattson via email:

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Challenge Yourself
The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC)
is an annual competition that provides high school students, grades 9-12, the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment. Each year, student teams will be asked to address a challenge that confronts our nation's leading industries. Students will utilize professional engineering software to develop their solutions and will also generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions. The RWDC provides students with opportunities to apply the lessons of the classroom to the technical problems that are being faced in the workplace. REAL PROBLEMS - Provides a practical application of classroom curriculum REAL TOOLS - Inspires students by showing them what is at their fingertips REAL ROLES - Requires teamwork, leadership and problem solving skills REAL DESIGNS - Fosters creativity, critical thinking, and innovation REAL CONTRIBUTIONS - Students can make a difference To find out more about this years challenge, go to The Spaatz Association Aerospace Leadership Scholarship
Are you a Civil Air Patrol cadet who: Earned your Mitchell Award,, Earned your Solo Wings in a powered aircraft, Maintains at least a 3.0 GPA (normalized), and has not received or been selected for a similar scholarship or grant? Then you are eligible to apply for The Spaatz Association Aerospace Leadership Scholarship!!! The scholarship is intended to be used primarily to bring a cadet from solo to his/her private pilot's license. A limited amount of the scholarship may also be used to attend a CAP leadership activity, or to serve in a leadership position at a suitable CAP activity. The scholarship must be used within one year of awarding and while the winner is still an active cadet in good standing. You may apply by submitting: A resume of your CAP career; Proof of academic standing; 3 letters of recommendation: one from your Squadron Commander or Deputy for Cadets, one from your flight instructor, and one from an individual of your choice; No more than 2 written pages explaining: 1) What you've done for the Civil Air Patrol, 2) What the scholarship will be used for, and 3) How your use of the scholarship will benefit the Civil Air Patrol in the future; A full-length picture in CAP uniform, preferably service dress, but not a utility uniform. ***Note: This is not a CAP scholarship. The application requirements are different, and incomplete or incorrect applications will be disqualified. Please fulfill the above requirements exactly.***

You must mail your application by 30 September 2011. Or, if you can scan your picture into a 256-color jpeg or gif image, you may email your package here. If you create one large pdf file, do not put the picture in the pdf. The scholarship will be awarded at the Spaatz Association Winter Dinner which occurs coincident with the CAP Winter Board meeting, usually in early March. Late applications will not be accepted! However, there is no reason to send it by expensive overnight mail. Also, please do not send it with a signature required at my end. With my work schedule, it is very difficult for me to pick up applications that require me to sign for them at the post office. As long as your application is postmarked by 30 September, that is good enough. Also, you must include an email address or phone number in case we need to contact you. Send to:
TSA Scholarship Committee 3059 Military Road Arlington, VA 22207-4133

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CyberPatriot IV
Not too late to sign up Hurry!
What is CyberPatriot? CyberPatriot is a premiere national high school cyber defense competition created to inspire high school students toward careers in cyber security, or other science, technology, engineering or mathematics disciplines critical to our nations future. The competition was conceived by the Air Force Association and this years presenting sponsor is Northrup Grumman. Why Participate in CyberPatriot? The competition creates a career path for todays students to continue the passion through college into the beginning of their careers. CyberPatriot competitions create computer/engineering talent who may become the nations cyber-defenders and future leaders, securing out nations networks from malicious intrusion. The next generation of cyber leaders must have the best training and resources available. Tech-savvy students can use their computer skills and increase awareness of protection of personal information while operating in an increasingly cyber-dependent world. How It Works: The first 2 rounds of competition are open to all registered teams. After, only the top scoring team (top 25th percentile) are invited to participate in the third round. At the end of the third round, 12 teams from each division will be invited to attend a finals competition in Washington DC, where all teams will receive all-expenses-paid, courtesy of CyberPatriot. In round three, teams face off to defend virtual networks from a professional aggressor team. The teams are given a business scenario, pretending to be newly hired IT professionals managing the network of the attacked company. 8-12 virtual machines will be placed on this network and it will need to be managed and protected. Teams are scored by reducing known vulnerabilities of the network, maintaining critical services (email, web server, etc) and defending the network from attack. Registration open until Oct 8th.

2011 Skyhawk CyberPatriot Team Information: Contact Major Tony Diaz 6-10 open slots
Competition Dates: Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3 and Jan 13-14, 2012. FINAL COMPETITION: AFAs Cyber Futures Conference, Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Centre, National Harbor, MD, March 22-24, 2012.


When: Saturday, October 1st 9:00 AM (check in) 10:00 AM (parade steps off). Where: Meet at Peppertree Park, First and B St. Come in from the 55 Freeway as surface streets to the south will all be closed. Exit 4th St from the 55 and head east. Make a right on B St. Peppertree Park will be just through First St on the left. Why: A recruiting opportunity for Civil Air Patrol locally on the parade route and local cable T.V. The uniform for the day (Cadets) Blues, short sleeve w/tie and tie bar as pictured below (Seniors) Gray slacks and blue polo shirt or flight suits if you have them. Parking: At Pepper Tree Park, or in the streets perpendicular to B St and the park.


When: Saturday, December 10th 9 AM (check in) 10 AM (parade steps off). Where: Meet at the corner of Crown Valley and Golden Lantern. There is a Wendys on the corner. The parade begins at Main St and Pacific and ends at Irvine Blvd and Prospect. Why: A recruiting opportunity for Civil Air Patrol locally on the parade route and local cable T.V. Who: As many cadets as would like to attend, with completed form 150s and 60s. The uniform for the day (Cadets) Blues, short sleeve w/tie and tie bar as pictured below. (Seniors) Gray slacks and blue polo shirt or flight suits. Parking: Wendys parking lot. Any questions??? Capt Kevin E. Lowther; 949-310-7127 or

Any questions for either parade? Contact Capt Kevin E. Lowther; 949-310-7127 or

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Special Activities Are A-Comin

Air Force Security Forces Familiarization
The application deadline is 31 August - so if you want to attend get your application in!

Date: Location: Cost:

December 26, 2011 - January 2, 2012 Nellis AFB, NV $425.00

CADET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS be at least 15 years old prior to the start of the activity and have successfully completed an encampment (prior NCSA experience is also preferred) TRAVEL Members are responsible for transportation to and from Las Vegas, NV. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS complete CAP Form 31 including photo in CAP uniform, parent/guardian and unit commander signature and a one page essay stating why you would like to be selected attend the course Applications must have Wing Commanders approval prior to attending the course

The USAF SFFC is an Air Force hosted event that will allow 12 Civil Air Patrol cadets the opportunity to experience the Security Forces career field firsthand. Cadets will participate in law enforcement/security training, military working dog program, small arms weapons familiarization, antiterrorism/force protection and emergency services response. Additionally, they will receive orientation with the Air Force Office of Special Investigation (OSI), the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Application deadline is 31 August 2011.

* USAF SFFC is not yet an approved NCSA and does not qualify participants for NCSA or encampment credit

Col Billings needs this information to allow you and your parents access to Camp Pendleton. Please furnish him with this information ASAP. 1. Your name as it appears on your license 2. Driver's License number 3. Expiration date 4. Date of birth Thank you to those who have already done so. We appreciate your prompt response.

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The Skinny on SQ47

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

National CAP Headquarters

California Wing Headquarters

Vanguard Industries (online store)

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

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

Cadet Commander C/Capt. Michael Chung Cadet Executive Officer C/1st Lt Noah Chun

California Cadet Activities Squadron 47 Homepage

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

Civil Air Patrol Leadership

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