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ANDREWS COMPOSITE SQUADRON

MER-DC-033
PLAN OF THE MONTH
February 2015
SCHEDULED MEETINGS
Cadets and Seniors- Every Thursday 1830-2100
NATCAPWG Aircrew Meeting- 1st Tuesday Monthly 1900-2100
Congressional Squadron Aircrew Meeting- 3rd Saturday Monthly 0900-1200
Web:

http://www.dc033.natcapwing.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndrewsCompositeSquadron

Pride Professionalism Personal Responsibility


SQUADRON COMMANDER

DEPUTY COMMANDER FOR SENIORS

Maj B. Pettigrew, CAP (LCDR, USN RET)


Pettigrew.b@natcapwg.cap.gov
Twitter: @ACS_CAP_CDR

Maj. M. Acevedo, CAP (TSgt, USAF)


acevedo.m@natcapwg.cap.gov

DEPUTY COMMANDER FOR CADETS


Capt K. Horton, CAP
horton.k@natcapwg.cap.gov

COMMAND CHIEF
CMSgt R. Inoa, CAP (CMSgt, USAF)
usafluv2fly@gmail.com

OPERATIONS OFFICER

CADET COMMANDER

SM D. Johnson, CAP (Maj, USAF RET)


acevedo.m@natcapwg.cap.gov

C/2d Lt Derek Nunn


nunn.d@natcapwg.cap.gov

CADET FIRST SERGEANT


C/CMSgt Kolton Jones

SENIOR CADET ADVISORS TO CC


C/Capt Bryson McLaughlin
practicesafebreath@gmail.com
C/1st Lt Anna Harris
harris.a2@natcapwg.cap.gov

ALL CADETS AND ADULT MEMBER OFFICERS AND NCOs SHALL READ THE PLAN OF THE
MONTH AND ORDERS OF THE DAY AND BE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBEYING ALL ORDERS
CONTAINED HEREIN. INSTRUCTIONS AND DIRECTIVES APPEARING HEREIN CARRY THE FULL
FORCE OF ORDERS ISSUED BY THE SQUADRON COMMANDER.

FEBRUARY MONTHLY EMPHASIS ITEMS


Black History Month/SUI Preparation/JBA Teen Expo Recruiting Drive

ORDERS OF THE DAY


Thursday, 5 February 2015
UOD: Blues (Cadets)/ Blues/Corporate (Seniors)
Duty Driver: Pri- 2d Lt Jung/Alt 1st Lt Alexander
TIME
ACTIVITY
LOCATION
1830-1840
Arrival/Setup/Sign-In
Classroom
1840-1900
Opening Formation/Pers Insp
Classroom
1900-1950
Character Development
Classroom
1900-1930
Character Dev Ground School
Squadron Office
1900-1950
AESPM Orientation
Senior Training Room
1950-2000
Break/Trash Detail
Classroom/Sqn Office
2000-2030
Drill Practice
ALS Drill Pad
2000-2030
Drill Tests*
ALS Drill Pad
2000-2030
PDO Records Review
Squadron Office
2000-2030
SUI Prep
Squadron Office
2000-2030
Uniform Issue
Squadron Office
2030-2040
Monthly Safety Brief
Classroom
2040-2100
CCs Call/Promotions
Classroom
*Cadets who are requesting drill test must notify the chain of command prior to testing.

POC/LEAD
C/Commander
CC and C/CC
Chaplain Lowther
C/Commander
Capt Pritchard
C/CC and C/CCM
Senior Cadet Staff
Cadet Prog Staff
PDO
Capt Horton
C/CMSgt Arnone
Lt Col Wollard
CC/DCC/DCS

Saturday, 7 February 2015


UOD: BDUs
TIME
ALL DAY

ACTIVITY
NATCAPWG Cadet O-Flights

LOCATION
Davison Army Airfield (Belvoir)

POC/LEAD
NATCAP OPS/AEO

Wednesday, 11 February 2015


TIME
1900-2000

ACTIVITY
ES Phone Alert Drill

LOCATION
Recall Number

POC/LEAD
Capt Horton

Thursday, 12 February 2015


NATCAPWG Aircrew Meeting (FDU/Corporate)
UOD: BDU (Cadets)/ BDU/Corporate (Seniors)
Duty Driver: Pri- Capt Pritchard/Alt Capt Horton
TIME
ACTIVITY
LOCATION
1830-1840
Arrival/Setup/Sign-In
Classroom
1840-1900
Opening Formation/Pers Insp
Classroom
1900-1950
AESPM Yeager Orientation
Senior Training Room
1900-1950
SQTR Training
Classroom
1900-1950
DDR
Classroom
1900-1950
ES Flight Line Training
Parking Lot
1900-2100
NATCAPWG Aircrew Meeting
NATCAP Wing HQS
1950-2000
Break/Trash Detail
Classroom/Sqn Office
2000-2040
Cadet Testing Period
Squadron Office
2000-2030
Uniform Issue
Squadron Office
2030-2040
SUI Prep Announcements
Classroom
2040-2100
Commanders Call
Classroom
*Cadets who are requesting a paper test must notify the chain of command prior to testing.

POC/LEAD
C/Commander
CC and C/CC
Capt Pritchard
2d Lt V. McLaughlin
2d Lt V. McLaughlin
Capt Horton
NATCAP OPS
C/CC and C/CCM
Capt Horton
C/CMSgt Arnone
Capt Horton
CC/DCC/DCS

Wednesday, 18 February 2015


UOD: Civilian Attire
TIME
1900-2100

ACTIVITY
March Planning Meeting

LOCATION
Squadron Office

POC/LEAD
Command Staff

Thursday, 19 February 2015


UOD: BDU (Cadets)/ BDU/Corporate (Seniors)
Duty Driver: Pri- 1st Lt Alexander/Alt- Capt Pritchard
TIME
ACTIVITY
LOCATION
1830-1840
Arrival/Setup/Sign-In
Classroom
1840-1900
Opening Formation/Pers Insp
Classroom
1900-2000
ES and Aircrew Rountable (Seniors)
Senior Training Room
1900-1950
Cadet PT/CPFTs*
JBA W. Fitness Center
2000-2030
Nutrition Class
Classroom
1950-2000
Break/Trash Detail
Classroom/Sqn Office
2000-2030
Leadership and the NCO (Seniors)
Senior Training Room
2000-2030
Uniform Issue
Squadron Office
2040-2100
Commanders Call
Classroom
*PFT NIGHT Location Fall/Winter- West Fitness Center-Tac Fitness Area.

POC/LEAD
C/Commander
CC and C/CC
OPS
Cadet Prog Staff
2d Lt Prentice
C/CC and C/CCM
CMSgt Inoa
C/CMSgt Arnone
CC/DCC/DCS

Saturday, 21 February 2015


AIRCREW MEETING- CONGRESSIONAL SQUADRON
UOD: Corporate/FDU
NATCAPWG SAREX- UOD: FDU/BDU/Corporate
TIME
0900-1200
ALL DAY

ACTIVITY
Aircrew Meeting
NATCAP/VA SAREX

LOCATION
Congressional Squadron
DAA Belvoir/Winchester VA

POC/LEAD
Lt Col Hyde, CC
NATCAPWG Ops

Thursday, 26 February 2015


UOD: BDU (Cadets)/ BDU/Corporate (Seniors)
Duty Driver: Pri- Capt Horton/Alt- Capt Pritchard
TIME
ACTIVITY
LOCATION
1830-1840
Arrival/Setup/Sign-In
Classroom
1840-1900
Opening Formation/Pers Insp
Classroom
1900-1950
Senior Meeting
Senior Training Room
1900-1950
AE for Cadets
Squadron Office
1950-2000
Break/Trash Detail
Classroom/Sqn Office
2000-2030
Monthly Promotion Boards*
Senior Training Room
2000-2030
Drill Practice/Color Guard Practice
ALS Drill Pad
2000-2030
PDO Mentoring/Records Check
Squadron Office
2000-2030
Uniform Issue
Squadron Office
2040-2100
Commanders Call
Classroom
*You must be promotion complete (leadership test, AE Test, drill test and activity) logged in
requesting a promotion board to the chain of command

POC/LEAD
C/Commander
CC and C/CC
CC
Capt Pritchard
C/CC and C/CCM
DCC
Senior Cadet Staff
PDO
C/CMSgt Arnone
CC/DCC/DCS
eServices BEFORE

MONTHLY ACTIVITIES- FEBRUARY


TIME
1900-2100

ALL DAY
1830-2100

ACTIVITY

LOCATION
13 February 2015
JBA Teen Expo and
JBA Youth Center
Valentines Dance (Recruiting Event)
14 February 2015
Udvar-Hazy Smithsonian Visit
U-H Museum (Dulles)
28 February 2015
Spaatz Association Dinner
Crystal City Marriott, Arlington VA

POC/LEAD
CCM/DCC

Capt Pritchard
Spaatz Association

MONTHLY ACTIVITIES- FUTURE


TIME

ALL DAY
ALL DAY
ALL DAY
ALL DAY

ACTIVITY

LOCATION

7 March 2015
NATCAPWG Cadet O-Flights
Davison Army Airfield (Belvoir)
28 March 2015
NATCAPWG Conference
Conference (JBA)/Banquet (JBAB)
11 April 2015
NATCAPWG SAREX
Davison Army Airfield (Belvoir)
TBD April 2015
ACS Wilderness Training
Cedarville State Park

POC/LEAD

NATCAP OPS/AEO
NATCAPWG/CC
NATCAP OPS
Capt Horton

ANNOUNCEMENTS- NOTES
SCHEDULE/ROUTINE NOTES:
NEW COMMAND STAFF- You will see in this POM, the new Command Staff that was appointed by the Squadron CC in December
is now reflected in this Plan of the Month. Please take note of the changes in the Chain of Command.
HEADS UP- UNIFORM NOTE- Unless otherwise specified, outside of the 1st Thursday meeting of the month, the Uniform of the
Day for weekly meetings during the Winter Months for all members is in effect. Please wear your BDUs with the same pride and
professionalism as your AF blues.
WINTER WEATHER NOTE- During winter weather events, we will follow the Joint Base Andrews and Office of Personnel
Management guidance in regards to base opening/closing during winter weather. If there has been no call by JBA or OPM about
winter weather prior to the meeting, the Commander reserves the right to use the common sense standard for determining
whether a meeting or event will proceed. Since the weather varies across the DMV, please use your best judgment for travel in
winter conditions to our meetings and activities. SAFETY FIRST!!!
OPERATIONS NOTES:
ACS JBA O-FLIGHT DAY 14 MAR- Our notional flight schedule for flight operations will begin in March, with the first cadet
orientation flight day on the 14th of March. Details are being worked between the squadron, NATCAPWG and the 89th AW, but
standby for further details. Additionally, we are planning on expanding flight operations to support adult member pilot proficiency
and aircrew (scanner/observer/photographer) training.
SUI CORNER:
Meetings with program officers were conducted in January, the race to prepare for the inspection has begun. Although many of you
are not program officers, the SUI involves everyone in the squadron. In February, the SUI will be formally introduced to the
squadron; one-on-one meeting with the Commander to discuss preparation are forthcoming.
ACTIVITIES NOTES:
NATCAP WING CONFERENCE- The National Capitol Wing Conference is scheduled for 28 March. The conference will be held at
the ANG Readiness Center on Joint Base Andrews; the Wing Awards Banquet will be held at the Officers Club on Joint Base
Anacostia-Bolling. The Wing Conference information and registration site is here: http://acab.natcapwg.cap.gov/
If there are enough members who are planning on attending the banquet, we will try to get an ACS table at the dinner.
WILDERNESS TRAINING- The Wilderness First Aid course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on
training is designed to meet the needs of Ground Team members working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for
people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. By the end of the course, youll have the knowledge, skills and
ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. Learning will take place in an outdoor setting regardless of weather
conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments. Dates TBA.
CADET PROGRAMS NOTES:
TRI WING ENCAMPMENT 3-12 JUL 2015 - The CAP encampment is the most significant, worthwhile training experience for a CAP
cadet. It is a week long basic training-like program and is required for the General Billy Mitchell Award, or participation in NCSAs.
Encampment is designed to develop a greater understanding of CAP and Air Force missions and capabilities, personal and team
leadership, and teamwork. The 2015 TWE will be held at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. The registration link is located here
(NOTE not active for 2015 registrations at this timebookmark it): http://triwing.org/registration.php

ADULT MEMBER TRAINING NOTES:


SATURDAY MONTHLY SENIOR MEETING- The Squadron Commander has made the decision to permanently eliminate the
separate senior/adult member meeting on the third Saturday of the month. It was an idea that had merit but ended up having
sparse support (in regards to attendance). The senior meeting schedule will be incorporated into the regular Thursday meeting
schedule; please be prepared to support the planned activities and briefings for adult members on Thursdays.
CLC TRAINING OPPORTUNITY- The National Capital Wing's annual Corporate Leadership Course will be held on 21-22 Feb 15 at
the Wing Headquarters in Washington DC. Please review the course and sign up at the link below. The objective of Corporate
Learning Course (CLC) is to develop a knowledgeable corporate citizen who can contribute effectively to CAP missions in a team
environment. As outlined in CAPR 50-17, adult members taking part in CLC and should have completed Squadron Leadership
School and be learning about squadron operations. The course itself normally occurs over successive days but can be scheduled to
meet the need of wing members keeping in mind the minimum 12.5 total hour requirement. To fulfill the courses overall goal, the
curriculum is organized into two blocks of instruction. They are: Corporate Citizenship and Teambuilding. The objectives and desired
student outcomes are detailed along with the other information about that particular class at the corresponding section in this guide.
This course is a requirement for Level III in Civil Air Patrol and cannot be substituted by any Professional Military Education (PME)
course. The registration link is here:
http://www.expressplanner.com/eem/event.html?eventId=ff8081814a0cbd8f014b21c21aa609c3
SAFETY NOTE:
ASK YOURSELF- IS YOUR SAFETY QUAL CURRENT IN E-SERVICES?!?
FROM YOUR SAFETY- O: Reminder- If your safety qual is not current in eServices, under instruction/regulations you will NOT
be permitted to participate in any CAP activities until you are current. If you miss a meeting, you can take a safety module here:
http://www.capmembers.com/safety/safety_education/
YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN CAP ACTIVITIES UNLESS YOU HAVE
SAFETY CURRENCY NOTED IN ESERVICES!!!!
OUR GOAL IS 100% UNIT COMPLETION OF SAFETY CURRENCY FOR ALL OF 2015!

ADULT MEMBER PROMOTIONS


SM Daniel Prentice (SrA, USAF) to 2d Lt.
SM Victoria McLaughlin to 2d Lt.
CADET PROMOTIONS
C/2d Lt Anna Harris to C/1st Lt.
C/SrA Benjamin Licciardi to C/SSgt (Wright Brothers).
C/SrA Nathan Licciardi to C/SSgt (Wright Brothers).
C/SrA Braden Licciardi to C/SSgt (Wright Brothers).
C/A1C Jonathan Perry to C/SrA.
C/AB Braden Hoagland to C/Amn (Gen J F Curry)
NATCAPWING SPECIAL ACTIVITIES SELECTION BOARD GREEN LIGHT RANKINGS
C/Capt Bryson McLaughlin- 5th Place Overall
CADET ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE RECOGNITION
4.0 GPA- Branden Licciardi, Derek Nunn, Christopher Patterson and Braden Hoagland
3.5+ GPA- Nathan Licciardi, Benjamin Licciardi, Brian Arnone, Kolton Jones, Kyle Jung and Waverly Jung

HAILS AND FAREWELLS


HAIL-C/AB Gary Lewis (New Cadet). FAREWELL- Maj Chad Smith to NCR-ND-046, 1st Lt Josh Betts (SSgt USAFR), to NER-PA125.

FROM THE COMMANDER


HAPPY NEW YEAR, Andrews Composite Squadronwe have already hit the ground running in 2015! In January, we had a
successful and well-attended Parents Night and Open House, and I received very positive feedback on the program. Thanks to
Captain Pritchard and his team for a well-planned and executed program. WELL DONE.
Your Command Staff spent the last month finalizing and submitting our top performing members for nomination of Wing recognition.
Our goal was to submit a nomination for every unit and individual award we could qualify for, and we accomplished that. The
packages will be boarded over the next two months and winners announced before the NATCAP Wing Conference at the end of
March.
Additionally, I briefed the squadron on our 2015 Strategic Plan at the end of last month, which is my vision and plan for the direction
of our unit this calendar year. I want to capitalize on all the great work and accomplishments we had in 2014 while taking us to the
next level with new and exciting goals and activities. It is an aggressive plan, but I believe that with the positive and can do
attitude of this unit, we will achieve and surpass the goals that we have set for our unit.
This year has the potential for great expectations. Does this unit have the potential to become the Flagship Unit and Squadron of
Merit of NATCAPWG? ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY YES. I truly believe that each and every one of you possesses the drive and
commitment to make us the best of the best of Civil Air Patrol units.
I have decided to make a significant change to our recruiting and retention strategy in 2015. We have done well in recruiting and
retaining great members of this unit since I took command without a single recruiting drive, but, I would like to embark on an
aggressive growth strategy in 2015. So, I am authorizing the use of recruiting tables at events to try to bring new members to the
unit and Civil Air Patrol. We will kick off our recruiting and growth efforts at the JBA Teen Expo and Social on the 13th of February.
Capt Horton and CMSgt Inoa have the lead for this effortwe want those members who can tell the CAP Story and present a
sharp appearance in uniform to be our ambassadors to potential new members of Civil Air Patrol. If you like being in CAP and
Andrews Squadron and believe a friend or colleague would benefit from membership in CAP, then use the Facebook strategy of
recruiting, like and share.
As I always say, If you want to see the results you have to do the work. Im looking forward to seeing the results of your hard work
and enthusiasm in 2015! Thank you all for your continued service to CAP and our squadron.

BRYAN A. PETTIGREW, Major, CAP


Commander