VOLUME

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8 MARCH 2013

TX-802
Inside this issue:
Operation Seguin I 1& 6

Operation Seguin I (Emergency Services Weekend)
Last weekend we traveled to Camp Floyd, just south of Seguin, TX for what we hope was the first of other Emergency Services Weekends there. We took a few cadets from each grade level who were at the top of the squadron Merit of Order List (MOL). It was a new adventure full of fun, and excitement! Cadets got a chance to learn fundamentals of emergency services skills. We arrived at the property with the sun quickly falling and found ourselves with a challenge of finding a sleeping location and setting up camp in complete darkness. Let alone it being the first time majority of the cadets tried to set up a tent, but to have it done in complete darkness made this challenge almost unworldly. Teamwork and communication had to be at it its highest effectiveness to get the job done, but like Sheldon Cadet Squadron is known for, we meet the challenge. The tents had a main sleeping section with two side sections connected to it. We found it more space efficient to put all of our gear into one of the side sections and use the main sections and other side section to sleep in. We slept about 2-3 cadets in the side section and 4-5 in the main section. There was a second male tent set up for the remainder of the males. The nights were cold with Friday night’s low of a warm 34°, and Saturday night’s low of 29°, you found yourself often snuggling with your battle buddy’s feet to keep warm. None the less after a few minutes within our sleeping bags, and just the noise of chattering teeth, we were able to drift

Cadet Comments & Pictures

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Booster Club News

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Cadet Promotions

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Upcoming Activities • Spring Break - 9 MAR to 17 MAR 2013 • Fundraiser Delivery, Monday, March 18, from 4:30—6:30 p.m. • CTEP & TLC @ TXWGHQ in Nacogdoches 29 MAR - 31 MAR 2013 • Camp Curry 44 19 APR - 21 APR 2013 • Booster Club Executive Board Elections and Promotion Ceremony, at KMS, 25 Apr 2013 beginning at 6:45 p.m. • Military Ball Tickets will go on sale in April and will be $10.00 a ticket.

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Emergency Services Weekend Cadet Comments...
We asked our cadets to write a couple of lines about their favorite activity or what they learned. The following are a few of their comments:

My favorite part of the trip was the night vision goggles. I liked them because at first people looked like zombies, but once we adjusted them people looked clear. ~ C/SrA Wilkerson Thank you for this trip. It was very enjoyable. My favorite part was when we got on the machine for DEMOLITION! I also liked when we went fishing. I got to poke the eyes of a small fish.” ~ C/SrA Artiga My favorite part of the activity was tearing down the building and then ridding in the hummer. ~ C/Reyes

I liked everything, but most of all the night vision goggles. The second most fun was LAND NAVIGATION. Overall, I found it a total success. I learned many things. ~ C/SMSgt Morton My favorite part of this activity was when we went fishing and when we at smoors. But, I would like more hiking next time. ~ C/TSgt Rodriguez My favorite part was the humvee ride. ~ C/SMSgt Herrera My favorite part of this activity was the talent show and the S’mores. I would have liked it if we had done more star watching though. ~ C/SMSgt Aguilar

“I liked the fresh air, sleeping in a tent, going

My favorite part of the weekend was riding in the hummer that was camouflage. I am very thankful to the family Letting us stay because the place is very beautiful and very full of life. ~C/SrA Razo

fishing and being closer to wildlife.” ~ C/SMSgt McClinton

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Cadet Comments, continued...

I had a very good time this weekend. My favorite experience was roasting marshmallows by the camp fire and making S’mores. ~ C/SMSgt Martinez, C

The funnest part of Camp Seguin was the demolition. I knocked down the house with only one hit! ~ C/SrAGonzales, J. My favorite part of the trip was feeding the cows and going through a creative land navigation course. ~ C/SMSgt Moreno I mostly had a good time for camping. It was really cold though! My favorite part was when we went on golf carts off to see the cows. I also liked the cadet talent show. ~ C/MSgt Garcia

My favorite part was feeding the cows. I’ve never done it before, so it was a new experience for me. But, I bet it was new to everybody. ~ C/SMSgt Gallegos

Commander’s Corner...
One of our most exciting activities in years was our Emergency Services weekend known as Operation Seguin I. It was a chance to live outside, learn land navigation, set up a campsite, sleep in below freezing weather, go fishing, use night vision goggles, eat S’mores and have a good time. The opportunity to train with professional airmen from the 272nd Engineering and Installation Squadron was a great success and we look forward to future joint operations. Encampment applications will be available when we return to school and need to be completed in April. This is a real chance to discover what CAP is and what it has to offer in the future. Please give this strong consideration - it is the one activity that made me stay all these years. 29 - 31 MAR Upcoming Activities Cadet Training and Education Program - Must be C/SSgt or higher Apr or May 13 Operation Seguin II 19 - 21 APR 13 Camp Curry 44 3 May 13 25 Jun - 3 Jul 11 Jul - 21 Jul Military Ball - Must have 2 Camp Currys Texas Wing Encampment Louisiana Wing Encampment

TX802 Squadron Boosters News
It is almost time to elect the executive officers for the 2013-2014 year. Board elections are scheduled for the final general meeting on 25 April 2013 at 6:45 p.m. Per booster club bylaws, you must be a member of the booster club in order to vote. Membership in the booster club is only $2.00 per person and there is still time to join. The last day to become a member of the TX802 Squadron Boosters is Friday, April 13, 2013. In order to join, you can turn the form below or download a flyer on the booster c l u b s i t e a t www.tx802boosters.com. Please turn it in to your cadet’s instructor. All board positions are vacant due to term limits and resignations. The executive board positions are: President, VicePresident, Secretary, Treasurer and Sgt At Arms. For a complete description of board positions please see the bylaws at www.tx802.boosters.com. Due to a request by Sheldon I.S.D. we will be voting on changes to the bylaws in April. These changes will ensure the booster club is in compliance with Sheldon I.S.D. Booster Club Guidelines. The changes are minimal and primarily tweaks in terminology. The following amendment changes were proposed, with motions to accept and seconds at the Thursday, 28 February 2013 meeting and will be voted on at the general meeting in April: • Article 5.1 - change “SergeantAt-Arms” to “Parliamentarian” • Article 9.1 - change “will hold 5 to 9 regular meetings” to “will hold a minimum of four regular meetings” • Article 9.3 - insert “or 2/3rd of the membership (if membership is below twenty)”, before “in good standing”. In addition to the upcoming board elections & business: • If your cadet participated in the winter Coca~Cola fundraiser, don’t forget orders will be de•

livered the Monday after Spring Break on 18 March 2013 from 4:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m. April Camp Curry - If you are available to help with meals please let us know at boosters@tx802.com or sign-up on your cadet’s permission slip. April - The last booster club meeting is scheduled for the Thursday’s after Camp Curry 44. Cadet promotion ceremonies immediately follow the meeting. And the final activity of the year, the Annual Military Ball on Friday, 3 May 2013 - The military ball committee is in need of glass jars (i.e. pickle jars, jalapeño jars, picante sauce jars, etc), with at least a 1-inch mouth, which can be used to make centerpieces. If you have a few you would like to donate or would like to assist the decorating committee, please let us know. And, if you are interested in helping with the event in any capacity please contact us at boosters@tx802.com.

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I am interested in running for the TX802 Boosters executive board. I would like to run for the following position:
Please Select Executive Board Position: Occasionally more than one person will run for the same position, while other positions remain vacant. If this is the case, and you have an alternate position you would be interested in, please check below and state the alternate position.
1st Alternate Position: _________________________________ 2nd Alternate Position: _________________________________

Please return this form to your cadet’s instructor, on or before Friday, April 13, 2013.

President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer
Sergeant at Arms/ Parliamentarian

TX802 Boosters

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TX802 Squadron Boosters
The TX802 Squadron Boosters was formed in the summer of 2005 for the purpose of furthering the enrichment and education of the Sheldon TX 802 Civil Air Patrol Squadron and support unit activities. Funds raised by the booster club are used to assist with competition team needs, purchase equipment for the squadron, assist with the costs of activities inside and outside the squadron, help defray the costs of encampments for cadets and to help keep costs down for the annual military ball.

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ES Weekend, continued
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into a nice sleep. Air Force personnel explained to us the different uses of the vehicles their engineering team uses and showed us some key elements of how they were used. The Humvee was a favorite of mine. We learned where each person sat within the vehicle and learned the responsibility and roles each played in the Humvee. Not only did they teach us about the vehicle but they let us get in. We were able to take turns getting in the driver seat , and the gunner seats where you sit harnessed in the hatch at the top of the vehicle. Already excited about our Humvee experience, once we were properly harnessed in, they took us on rides in the Humvee around the property. We received a chance that a lot of people in the Air Force, let alone the world get to do and experience. After learning how a Humvee operates in person, the day was full of many more firsts for our cadets. For lunch they ate MREs (Meals Ready to Eat), in the afternoon we participated in a land navigation course, practiced our compass skills followed by fishing. For many of the

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cadets this was their first time to fish, but we all had a great time learning about alternative methods to fish and alternative bait (bread and hot dogs) and all tried to catch us a bass or catfish. After fishing we had bar-b-q for dinner followed by grilled banana boats and S’mores. Cadets then broke back up in to their teams to come up with an act for the talent show and performed for each other and the senior members. Cadets then traveled through the field , over to the Air Force area and learned about night vision goggles. All cadets were able to view through them and it was another new learning experience for all. Sunday morning was extremely cold, but we awoke, broke up camp (it was much easier to pack up in the light of day) and then had eggs and biscuits for breakfast. Our last activity was to perform a grid search of the areas we had been in to assure we left no trash behind. Then we loaded up in to the bus and head back home to Houston. As the squadron cadet commander this was a new experience for me too and a one I greatly enjoyed. Many of the cadets who participated are our future squadron leaders and it was a great way for me to get to know them outside of Camp Currys. ~ By C/Maj Tristan Edwards, CAP SWR-TX-802 Squadron Commander

Cadet Promotions
February C/SMSgt • Applegate • Cazares • Herrera • Johnson • Martinez • Moreno • Morton C/MSgt • Ortega • Trevino • Zuniga C/TSgt • Carreon, K C/SSgt • Castillo C/SrA • Artiga • Figueroa • Gonzalez, J • Gonzales, S • Hurtado, A • Martin • Razo • Santamaria Sauceda Wilkerson C/A1C • Armendariz • Benevides • Chavez • Clark • Doerr • Garcia, D • Gonzalez, A • Hurtado, E • Lopez, A • Martinez, F
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McNeil Villatoro Williams, J C/Airman • Arredando • Brizeula • Garcia, S • Jenkins • Ruiz • Vargas March C/Lt Col • Edwards
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