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Civil Air Patrol Homestead ARB Cadet Sq 1`Q`

March 2013

Upcoming Events
March 2013-Florida Wing Conference 02nd Group 7 Cadet Officer Workshop 07th Cadet Competition April 05th - Florida Cadet Competition 09th- Sun in the Fun (AE) Army Golden Knights See Page 2 27th- Unit Commanders Course Camp Blanding, FL

From the Commander We are now in the spring season and I want to wish everyone a safe and
fun Break. As Spring starts and summer rolls in remember that certain events must be applied for 1 month in advance, so if you are attending Summer Encampment or Going on the Squadron Trip please sign up for it in a good and timely manner. Cadets I urge you to use the squadron webpage for all your program needs, from testing to weekly event schedules and publication information. Have a great break see you back in a week.

May-2013 06th SER Chaplain Staff College 16th SQ GES Training June/July-2013 Grp 5 Ground School Summer Encampment Hurricane Preparedness Brief

Safety: Hot Whether Injuries

HEAT STROKE occurs when the body's system of temperature regulation fails and body temperature rises to critical levels. This condition is caused by a combination of highly variable factors, and its occurrences difficult to predict. Heat stroke is a medical emergency. The primary signs and symptoms of heat stroke are confusion; irrational behavior; loss of consciousness; convulsions; a lack of sweating (usually); hot, dry skin; and an abnormally high body temperature, e.g., a rectal temperature of 40.5C (105F).. If body temperature is too high, it may result in death. Individuals with heat stroke have high mortality, with rates ranging from 21 to 63 percent. The elevated metabolic temperatures caused by a combination of work load and environmental heat load, both of which contribute to heat stroke, are also highly variable and difficult
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to predict. If a person shows signs of possible heat stroke, professional medical treatment should be obtained immediately. The person should be placed in a shady area and the outer clothing should be removed. The person's skin should be wetted and air movement around the person should be increased to improve evaporative cooling until professional methods of cooling are initiated and the seriousness of the condition can be assessed. Fluids should be replaced as soon as possible. The medical outcome of an episode of heat stroke depends on the victim's physical fitness and the timing and effectiveness of first aid treatment. Regardless of the person's protests, no member suspected of being ill from heat stroke should be sent home or left unattended. Be Safe.


May 16-23 2013 -Statewide Hurricane Exercise

CAP E-Learning: www.member.gocivilairpatrol .com/cap_university/

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The U.S. Army Golden Knights present the Homestead Cadet Sq with am autograph plaque for our support during the November 2012 Air Show and for our support during their Spring 2013 Night Lighted Parachute Jump.
By: Capt Dennis La Rosa, PAO, CAP

Lt Col Emily J. Mathews Sq. Deputy Commander accepted the plaque from United States Army Staff Sergeant Shelby Bixler. SSG Bixler stated that she is proud of programs like Civil Air Patrol.

Cadet Programs
Summer Encampment is right around the corner sign up mow. Encampments are weeklong activities that serve to build a foundation for cadets from which to build their Civil Air Patrol experience. These wee- long events provide in-depth orientation to Civil Air Patrol and the United States Air Force. First time cadets can expect to be challenged both mentally and physically during a busy and exciting week of hands on leadership development training, aerospace events, and local site activities. Cadets returning as staff will be challenged even further through the leadership roles they will fill and staff duties they will perform. All cadets will have the opportunity to be introduced to the military, learn to overcome challenges, develop timemanagement skills, enhance their interpersonal skills, and have a great time. The Summer Encampment will be held at Camp Blanding Florida on July 26th Aug 1 2013. Logon to:
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Aerospace Education:
CAP Partnership with Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) The AMA and CAP have a synergistic partnership initiative to promote model aeronautics to youth. Go 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. To receive the free membership and find out more about what the AMA club nearest you has to offer, visit the AMA website at

Homestead ARB Cadet Sq

12720 Tuskegee Blvd. Building 180 Homestead, FL 33039-0001 PAO: Capt. Dennis La Rosa E-Mail:

Congratulations to

- Squadron Trip: July 26th 2013 to July 28th 2013

Web Site:

-The Summer Encampment will be held at Camp Blanding, Florida on July 26 Julyst 1 August 2013 Logon to:

Facebook: #!/groups/13118667691183 9/

-ES Training: Every Saturday starting May 2013 for all members interested in Emergency services. (See Lt Col Aguiar for more Information.)

-HotWeather Injuries, Stay warm: A883A.pdf

-If you have a story to share please submit your article to Capt. Dennis La Rosa PAO.

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