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Skyhawks Composite Squadron 47—Civil Air Patrol CA-324
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Upcoming Senior and Cadet Activities
November 2013 1 Scholarships Announced 2 Robots Plus other Activities—Army Reserve Center 2-3 Annual CAP Astro Nite—Terra del Sol 1-3 Advanced Cadet Staff Seminar (ACSS) - Running Springs 8-10 Sq1 144/Grp 8 Mountain Survival Bivouac - Palomar 16-17 SLS/CLC—Army Reserve Center 16 Training Leaders of Cadets Class—Whiteman Airport 22 United States Air Force Academy Presentation for Potential Candidates— in Los Angeles register at http://is.gd/losangelesforum 23 Helicopter Tour on Camp Pendleton December 2013 1 Applications open for CAP scholarships 3 Squadron Open House 7 Squadron working at “Feeding America Foodbank— San Diego 13-15 NRA Weekend—Escondido Fish & Game 14 Wreaths Across America—Miramar National Cemetery 15 Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade 26—03 Cadet Officer’s Basic Course (COBC), Camp Parks Dublin CA 26 –3 Jan Kansas Wing Winter Encampment—Salina KS 26-31 Oregon Wing Encampment—Monmouth OR 27—4 Jan Florida Wing Encampment—Tyndall AFB, FL 26—4 Jan North Carolina Wing Encampment— Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro NC January 2014 15 Deadline to apply for Scholarships
Promotions, Awards and Accomplishments New Members:
Cadet Anthony Calderone Cadet Dayna Harbour Cadet Shane Voss Cadet Matthew Chung Cadet Chris Roberts Senior Member Richard Hansen
Cadets: C/SMSgt Marco Rovira C/CMSgt Johnathan Jordan
Awards and Accomplishments:
Senior Member Level III Completion: Capt Nancy Nelson Senior Rating for Aerospace Education Officer:
1st Lt. Jessi Puffenbarger
2nd Lt Karol Hansen
Homeland Security Ribbon:
Dee Osargent Mike Woods Amy Hansen Austin Greene
Michael Bresnahan Spencer French
Red Service Ribbon (2 years of Service):
Michael Bresnahan Spencer French Ryan Marsh Seth White Alexander Puffenbarger Dee Osargent Samuel Cho Dillon Holcombe Morgan McMillion Robert McMillion Jessi Puffenbarger Max Fitzmaurice Johnathan Jordan Sean Moran Laurie Bresnahan
Red Service Ribbon—3rd Clasp (15 year Service) Community Service Ribbon:
Community Service Ribbon 3rd Clasp:
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First Generation— Cadet Program
1942-49 CAP was created December 1st, 1941. The Cadet Program was added October 1st, 1942. The first official squadron was in Minneapolis, MN: Minneapolis Cadet Squadron 711-4. In the first six months 20,000 cadets joined. Cadets had to be 15-18 years old, and in the last two years of high school. Focus: Cadet training focused on preparing students to serve a nation at war. All cadets, male and female, were viewed as a war resource. They were trained in a variety of subjects including preflight skills, Morse code, Army laws, and first aid. The Army Air Force used CAP to train young men before they enlisted to increase the graduation rates of aviation specialties including navigator, pilot, bombardier, and gunner. Cadets also participated in CAP's various Emergency Services missions. Manual: The training manual was the Preflight Study Manual, also known as the "Blue Book." Uniform: Cadets wore the US Army khaki "shirt sleeve" uniform (no coat) with full-sized chevrons and distinctive cadet insignia. Grade/Promotion: Initially, the highest grade a cadet could hold was First Sergeant. Cadet officers were used on a limited basis from 1945-49. Cadets used Army titles: Private, Private First Class, Corporal, etc. Cadets were promoted based on demonstrated leadership ability. To prevent "too many chiefs" cadet promotions were restricted according to the table of organization. Promotion/advancement in grade came down to this: no position, no promotion. (1942-64) Until 1964 a cadet's grade indicated the position they held in their unit. Promotions were not standardized, and were made by local commanders. Training for war was the objective. Cadet advancement was a fringe benefit for a select few. Historical Highlights: CAP was made the Army Air Force Auxiliary March 29th, 1943. CAP became the USAF Auxiliary May 26th, 1948. The first International Air Cadet Exchange was held between the US and Canada in the summer of 1948. The first National and International Drill Competitions were also held in the summer of 1948
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Skyhawks Volunteer Service
7 December 2013 09:00 -11:00
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New Cadet Protection Course for Cadets 17 years and older
Required Course for all Cadets who reach the age of 17
National Headquarters CAP is pleased to release an online version of the Cadet Protection (CPPT) course for Cadets on the Learning Management System (LMS) in eServices. The course is restricted to cadets age 17 and over. The course still includes a required conversation with a senior member but in addition to the conversation, the cadets will be required to complete a short quiz on the material. Once the quiz is passed and the conversation is entered in the “Skills Evaluation” portion of the Learning Management System, the cadet will receive credit for CPPT after the commander approves the completion.
New Policy for Uniforms and Meetings—Please Read!
Attention All Squadron 47 Cadets! We are going to be instituting some new rules to try to eliminate some problems and concerns. These policies are effective immediately. Cadets are to arrive at the unit meeting in uniform if at all possible. If you have to come from some other activity (for example, a school athletic event) please try to change into your uniform at that event so that you arrive in uniform. If that is not at all possible, then you may change into your uniform at the Army Reserve Center, but this is discouraged and is to be avoided whenever possible. You are to depart the meeting (and depart Camp Pendleton) in uniform. There is no good reason to change out of your uniform for the trip home at the end of the meeting and so there will be no changing of clothes allowed at the end of the meeting, as this just takes up valuable time and can cause potential problems. After the meeting, make sure you do your part to clean up the building, take care of any business that needs to be tended to, and depart promptly, in uniform. The Latrine (in USAF language), Head (in USMC language), or Rest Rooms (human language) are not to be "hang out" or "social" areas. Use the facilities to tend to biological needs, wash your hands, and then depart promptly. Basically, what this comes down to is that we share the facility with the US Army. It is not appropriate for cadets to be in a state of undress in the common rest rooms, nor is it appropriate for cadets to "hang out" in there. In short, rest rooms are to be used as rest rooms only. They are not to be used as changing rooms, meeting rooms, or conversation rooms. Cadet and Senior Staffs, please strictly enforce these policies. Thank you. 1st Lt. Hamnquist
HOLIDAY PARADE INFO
Who: As many cadets as would like to attend, with completed form 150. What: Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade When: Saturday, December 14th – 9 AM (check in) 10 AM (parade steps off). Where: Meet at the corner of Crown Valley and Golden Lantern. There is a Wendy’s on the corner. 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. Parking: Wendy’s parking lot. Any questions??? Capt Kevin E. Lowther; 949-310-7127 or email@example.com
For Senior Members: Restructured CAP NCO corps to mirror Air Force structure for progress, promotion
From the National Headquarters Website
"Civil Air Patrol is restructuring its noncommissioned officers corps to align with the U.S. Air Force’s NCO corps, under the terms of a proposal signed and approved Thursday in Washington, D.C., by Daniel Ginsberg, Air Force Manpower and Reserve Affairs assistant secretary. Under the new structure, CAP NCOs will be able to progress and promote through the ranks similarly to their Air Force counterparts. Rank progression for CAP NCOs previously wasn't available. “The NCO corps is the backbone of any organization and brings a wealth of information to the table,” said Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr, CAP national commander. “This is the start of success.” “It is no small task to create a framework for a professional volunteer force, and I'm very proud of the way everyone came together to create a workable proposal,” Ginsberg said. Until now, CAP’s NCO structure allowed only former active-duty NCOs to be a part of the corps, with no upgrade training for promotion within the ranks. The newly approved corps structure will mirror the Air Force NCO force structure, with an established process to promote and develop NCOs."
To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home.
Available Every Meeting!
Looking for a Gifts for a SQ 47 Member, Or Do you Just want to show SQ 47 Pride?
How about an official, genuine Squadron 47 Sweatshirts, T-Shirts, Challenge Coins, or Hats? We have them available at the meetings. (See Capt Jim Wilson) Hats: $10.00 Sweatshirts: $25.00 T-Shirts: $10.00 Challenge Coins: $10.00 All sizes available!
Skyhawks Composite Squadron 47 is having a very exciting
Open House on December 3, 2013! 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Please join us for a fun evening of celebration and an exciting program from two distinguished guest speakers from the Denton, TX Night Hawk Squadron as they provide fascinating presentations on CAP's Green Flag SRPA program and CAP's Falcon Virgo exercise! Green Flag SRPA program supports two major customers, the U.S. military and disaster response agencies. The program was developed in response to the limitations imposed on the operation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) within the United States. Instead of being remotely controlled, our SRPA has a live crew on board, trained to the same standards as the crews controlling real RPAs in the military. For our military customer, we gather intelligence and simulate weapons delivery, interfacing with air and ground assets. For disaster response, we transmit live video to the response planners who analyze it for the allocation of assets. Falcon Virgo is the name given to a series of ongoing exercises designed to train National Guard Air Defense Artillery units and test airspace security, especially around major American cities like New York and Washington, D.C.. They involve both regular military fighter aircraft and air operations centers (to include Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard) and the Civil Air Patrol. These exercises comprise a series of training flights held in coordination with the United States Northern Command / North American Air Defense Command (USNORTHCOM / NORAD), First Air Force (1 AF), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Capital Region Command Center (NCRCC), the Joint Air Defense Operations Center (JADOC), the Continental US NORAD Region (CONR), the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the U.S. Coast Guard and the CONR's various Air Defense Sectors. Cost is free, but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets
Winter Encampment Opportunities!
Encampment challenges you. It pushes you so you’ll grow. Are you selfdisciplined? Can you lead? Can you truly work as a team? These are some of the questions the staff will be helping you to answer for yourself as you participate in awesome, hands-on activities and tours. Specifically, our goal is to inspire you to develop leadership skills, learn about aviation, space, and technology, commit to a habit of regular exercise, and live the Core Values. As cadets of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, your training will emphasize not only leadership and character but fitness and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as you explore career opportunities in those areas and so much more. Also you must attend and graduate from Encampment before you can earn the Mitchell Award or attend any national special activities. Usually encampment is held in the summer time, but there are a few states that have them in the Winter and those are usually held the week between Christmas and the new year. Here are the details of the Winter Encampments that have been published. If you would like to attend one of those you need to e-mail to the contact e -mail address and ask them how you can apply. Once you are ready to apply you must get the Wing Commander to approve your application before you send it in. So send your application to Maj D – the commander of Squadron 47 – and she can get the approval you need from the Wing Commander. We strongly encourage all of our cadets to attend encampment – it opens up
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motions. If you have any questions please feel free to ask your cadet staff or any Senior Members. Winter Encampments Kansas 26 Dec – 3 Jan 2014 Contact: Capt Doug Crockett Contact e-mail: email@example.com Location: Salina KS Description: Basic Encampment held at the Kansas National Guards Region Training Center. Oregon Wing Encampment 26 Dec – 31 Dec 2013 Contact: Lt. Col Joe Boyd Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Monmouth, OR Description: Type B Winter Encampment Held at the Oregon Military Academy at Western Oregon University. If you missed going to one of last summers encampment this is a great way to get your encampment requirement finished without waiting until next year! Florida Winter Encampment 27 Dec – 4 Jan 2014 Contact Name: Maj Justin McElvaney Contact E-mail: email@example.com Location: Silver Flag Exercise Site, Tyndall AFB, FL Description: Encampments are week long activities that serve to build a foundation for cadets from which to build their Civil Air Patrol experience. These week long events provide indepth orientation to Civil Air Patrol and the United States Air Force. North Carolina Winter Encampment 26 Dec – 4 Jan 2014 Contact Name Michael Gallandt, Capt CAP Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro NC Description: 2013 North Carolina Wing Winter Encampment
Want to become a Cadet Officer and/or attend Nationals Special Activities? Then you have to attend Encampment!
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Taken from the Community Bugle – November 2013 Inter-Community Newspaper Serving Souhwest California
Congratulations Cadet Bierle! This is an article written about his achievements outside of CAP.
Josiah Bierle 16, of Temecula, was presented the Silver Medal Congressional Award by Congressman Duncan Hunter. The award is accomplished by completing the requirements in four categories: Volunteer Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition. Josiah completed over 220 hours of volunteer service at the Temecula Public Library and the March Field Air Museum. He shelved books and worked to keep the Children’s Library neat and orderly. He worked in the restoration department restoring vintage aircraft, and became the first Junior Docent to lead tours at the March Field Air Museum. His Personal Development consisted of hours of study and preparation to pass the FAA Private Pilot Written Test. He is continuing his training to receive his full pilot’s certification on his seventeenth birthday. The Physical Fitness requirements were fulfilled while training and competing as a Junior Olympic level swimmer for the Temecula Swim Club. The Expedition was a challenge to complete a two-night stay in San Diego while traveling to predestined locations utilizing only public transportation and remaining within a prescribed budget for accommodations and travel. Joshua said, “I have really grown through this program as it has allowed me to reach out to the community and meet a lot of people; and I have gained work experience through the volunteer positions that I have held.” Josiah is preparing himself to apply to the United States Air Force Academy after high
Academic and Flight Scholarship Information:
The Women in Aviation International is offering several scholarships (flight and academic). You have to be a member of their organization to apply (student membership fee of $29), but some scholarships are also available for men (and yes, men can be members). Please visit their web site for more information: http://www.wai.org/education/scholarships.cfm
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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SCHOOL AND FLYING It doesn't get any simpler than that! Each spring, Civil Air Patrol provides academic and flight scholarships to deserving cadets and seniors who meet the eligibility requirements. Specific scholarships are announced each fall. Combined with our college partners, we offer over $350,000 in scholarships. Mitchell Award or received a Senior Rating in any specialty track; 3. Possess and maintain an academic and discipline standard acceptable to the school; 4. Be enrolled in a full-time course of study during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded; Have not received the scholarship in the past that you are applying for. Only those members that have been selected for scholarships will need to provide official school transcripts and other supporting documents to validate the information that is provided in the application. APPLICATION PROCEDURES The eServices module to apply will be available on 1 December. More information about how to apply is available on the Applications Procedures website (http:// capmembers.com/ cadet_programs/library/ scholarships/applicationprocedures/). Please read all of the instructions before you start your application. Read the important information on calculating a GPA (http://capmembers.com/ media/cms/ Calculating_GPA_878EA8820ABB5. pdf . The deadline to apply is January 15, 2013.
CAP Scholarship Information Link: http://capmembers.com/ cadet_programs/library/ scholarships/index.cfm
BASIC ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA The following criteria applies to all scholarships. Additional criteria will be noted within the specifics of an individual scholarship description:
1. Be a current CAP member;
2. Have earned the Billy
News About the Road Construction at the front gate
Now on Tuesdays when you enter Camp Pendleton for the meeting, you'll be turning left about 200 feet further, and doubling back slightly to go over the bridges to Camp Del Mar. This will be Phase II of the construction you've seen going on for the past 6 months. The current intersection of Wire Mountain Road/A Street at Vandergrift will become a bridge and ultimately a cloverleaf-like configuration, where you'll be entering from the right, looping back and going over three bridges instead of two.
Sklyhawks Composite Squadron 47
Skyhawk Composite Squadron 47 (CA324) 2164 Kirkcaldy Rd Fallbrook, CA 92028 (949) 296-5243
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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: email@example.com
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Squadron 47 Leadership:
Squadron Commander Major Audrey DiGiantomasso Deputy Commander for Seniors Major David MacGregor Deputy Commander for Cadets 1st Lt. Mike Hamnquist Cadet Commander C/Capt Nicholas Chun Cadet Deputy Commander C/Capt Molly Boop Cadet Executive Officer C/Capt Conner Hamnquist Cadet Advisory Council Squadron Representative: C/Capt Molly Boop Editor of the Newsletter: Maj Audrey DiGiantomasso
National CAP Headquarters www.gocivilairpatrol.gov California Wing Headquarters www.cawg.cap.gov California Cadet Activities www.cawgcadets.org California Wing Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CivilAir-Patrol-CaliforniaWing/215303798534020 Group 8 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ SanDiegoGroup8 Squadron 47 Homepage sq47.com Squadron 47 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ Squadron47 Vanguard Industries (online store) www.civilairpatrolstore.com
AEX Award Winner: 2011, 2012, 2013
National Quality Cadet Program Award Winner
Home of the 2013 California Wing Color Guard Champions! Home of the 2013 Pacific Region Color Guard Champions!
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