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“Progress through Leadership” ARIZONA WING Changes of Command
In This Issue
Commander’s Desk Chaplain’s Corner NCASE 2008 Communications Minute Award Guidelines 2009 AZWG Cadet Competition Group 4 Combat Dining-In 2 3 4 5
Maj Dale Steinmetz Newly Appointed Group 1 Commander
Maj Rita Bivens-Sherer Newly Appointed Group 4 Commander
London Bridge Composite Sq 501 Banquet Glendale Composite Sq 308 attend City of Peoria Safety Event
New Commanders Wm. Rogers Senior Sq. 104 - 1Lt Laurence Bernosky Tucson Composite Sq. 105 - 1Lt Debra Blas Glendale Composite Sq. 308 - 1Lt Peter Mountain Yuma Composite Sq. 508 - Capt Marilee Taylor
Frank Luke Jr. Cadet Sq 356 initiates 17 New Cadets AZWG Promotions AZWG Honorable Mentions November Calendar
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Wing Commander’s Desk
Col John M. Eggen Arizona Wing
We all learn the traditional “meaning” of Thanksgiving Day in grade school. My memories of Thanksgivings past, however, do not include Pilgrims and Indians. Instead, the day was a gathering of the clan – grandparents, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers and lots of cousins. I remember having to sit “beneath the salt” at one of the lesser tables and briefly longing for the day in the future when I would have earned a place at the dais with the adults. As a child, I doubt it occurred to me that this privilege would come to me by the mere act of ageing. It was a fleeting concern driven from my mind by the joy of having so many other children to play with and such a bounty of goodies upon which to feast. Ah – and the promise of pumpkin pie slathered with whipped cream to come. Eventually, my place at the “high table” became secure but not all at once. There were times when there weren’t enough seats. Those were the years when aunts and uncles who lived far away made a special effort to enjoy another celebration with as much of the family who could make it, especially to see Grammie and Pop. Later, Pop was the first to leave us and many years later Grammie passed away at age 96. By this time, my place at the adult table was assured. I remember watching as a new generation of children, my children, nieces, nephews and second cousins began to occupy the lower table. This is the most interesting of holidays to me made more so because I have such conflicted feelings throughout the day. I remember going to Grammie and Pop’s house where my mom and her sisters would be in the kitchen making a feast while we kids and my dad and uncles would be playing and loafing around waiting to be fed. When the matriarch and patriarch had passed on, my parents stepped up and assumed those mantles; and my wife and sisters-in-law would be the ones in the kitchen cooking all day while we guys tried to stay out of the way of any work. Another seat at the big table became open when my father passed away. His seat was filled by his grandson, my son who is named after his grandfather. Now, my nieces are in the kitchen helping my wife and their mothers put together the feast that binds our family and marks the passage of time. The only difference now days is that we men are no longer afforded the luxury of lounging around waiting to eat and then laying around trying to digest what we have eaten in order to make room for pie. No way. We have to clean up the dishes and kitchen first.
I hope all of you have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
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December - Multicultural Holiday Celebrations
Shall we celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Three Kings Day? How about St. Lucia Day or Ramadan? Few months present the multicultural "moments" that December does! • • • • • • • • • • • Hanukkah (Jewish) -- Begins at sundown on December 4 (ends December 12) Saint Nicholas Day (Christian) -- December 6 Ramadan -- Began September 13 Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican) -- December 12 St. Lucia Day (Swedish) -- December 13 Christmas Day (Christian) -- December 25 Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish) -- December 26 Kwanzaa (African American) -- December 26 to January 1 Omisoka (Japanese) -- December 31 Eid'ul-Adha (Muslim) -- December 20-22 Epiphany (Christian) -- January 6
Growing up in Michigan, December meant Christmas tree, ornaments, gift giving, and a snowy drive to visit grandparents. On Christmas we celebrated the birth of baby Jesus who grew up to be crucified to save us all from our sins. Seemed simple and straight forward to a pre-teen boy! Then I grew up to find a multitude of other opinions and beliefs swarming around me. The birth of Jesus was not in snow and pine trees. It was in the desert and mountains with palm trees. Bethlehem was a small town 5-6 miles southwest of Jerusalem situated in the Judean hills at about 2500 feet on the main route to Hebron and Egypt. Much like many places here in Arizona, including where I live now. Bethlehem currently has a population of 50,000+, crowded with many churches and institutions vying to be closest to the birthplace of Jesus. Hanukkah (alt. Chanukah), also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights, according to the Hebrew calendar, and may occur from late November to late December on the Gregorian calendar. An African-American scholar and social activist, Karenga created Kwanzaa in 1966 as the only original African-American holiday. Karenga said his goal was to "...give a Black alternative to the existing holiday and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and history..” The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza", meaning "first fruits". Eid al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims and Druze worldwide as a commemoration of God's forgiveness of Ibrahim (Abraham) from his vow to sacrifice his son, as commanded by Allah. (Muslim tradition names Ishmael as the son who was to be sacrificed, whereas the Judeo-Christian tradition names Isaac.) It is one of two Eid ul-Fitr festivals celebrated by Muslims, whose basis comes from the Quran. Christmas, also referred to as Christmas Day or Christmastide, is an annual holiday celebrated on December 25th that marks and honors the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. His birth, which is the basis for the Christian religion, has been determined by modern historians as having occurred between 7 and 2 BC. The date of celebration is not thought to be Jesus' actual date of birth, and may have been chosen to coincide with ancient Roman solar festivals that were held on December 25. Your choice of religious belief is the reason our Nation exists as a FREE Nation. Pray it continues!
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NCASE 2008 Rockets into the Record Books as an Outstanding Success
Article and Photos by Lt Col Pete Feltz, Deputy Director of Aerospace Education
This year's NCASE was held on October 16, 17 & 18 at the Marriot Crystal Gateway Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. The Arizona Wing AE team of Bill Turner and Pete Feltz attended as volunteers assigned to Photography and Audio Visual tasks. There were many good speakers including two Astronauts; many excellent seminars; exhibitors; and award winners. A complete lineup of the scheduled sessions can be found at www.ncase.info. Attached are photos of the Crown Circle and Scott Crossfield award winners and your AE Team. In photo one, seated left to right, Marcus Petitjean and Chantelle Rose, the A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teachers of the Year and Shelia Bauer and Kenneth Cook, the Crown Circle winners, Photo two are the same with their sponsors. Third photo is your AE Team Pete Feltz and Bill Turner. As always, it was a very enjoyable trip but it was good to get home.
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Article by TFO Seth Martin Group IV Communications Officer / Wing Licensing Officer
After working radios for the SAREX on 18 Oct 08, I noticed some things we can all improve on in our radio communications to make us faster and more efficient. We have some of the best radio communications in the country, but there is always room to improve, so here are some tips! 1) When calling mission base for the first time on a sortie, it is nice for you to tell them which repeater you are using so they can make a note of it, or tell them if you are using simplex. The flip side of that, is once they base knows your repeater, it is unnecessary to repeat it on every transmission, saving everyone airtime. This of course changes if you change repeaters. Then you should inform mission base of your new repeater area Example Arizona Mission Base, CAP Flight 345 on Mount Ord over. (For first call of sortie only) Arizona Mission Base, CAP Flight 345 (for all other calls) 2) Remember your hierarchy when communicating. Mission bases are above camps, camps are above aircraft and aircraft over ground teams. This hierarchy decides who ends the conversation. For instance, when an aircraft calls mission base to report something, often the AOBD is nearby and hears the radio call. The AOBD may have a question or new orders for the aircraft, but if the aircraft says "out", mission base has to call them back, wasting airtime. It is for this reason that mission base is always the one to say "out". Example Arizona Mission Base, CAP Flight 345 over CAP Flight 345, Arizona Mission Base, over. We are at the North IP headed south, over. Understand you are at the North IP headed south, over. Read back correct, over Arizona mission base, out. 3) One thing you might notice about that last conversation is that after the two stations have made contact, they don't repeat their call signs at all until AZ Base closes the conversation. This is proper protocol. I understand this is the opposite of how ATC controllers do it, but the difference is because ATC is simultaneously talking to 20+ people, and we have 1 to 1 communications, which brings me to my final tip. 4) After you contact another station, listen carefully to their response. One of the hardest things to handle as a radio operator is multiple calls in. If we call into a mission base, and they respond with "standby" or "wait", it is important that we don't continue to transmit our information anyway, because mission base is not ready to receive. This often happens when the base is having trouble communicating with another aircraft or ground team, or when the radio operators are busy with the phones. If we all try hard to follow these tips, we can ensure that we give accurate information quickly, and remain the most expansive and best communications network in the country!
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Guidelines for Deciding Award Merits
By Lt Col Pat Brower, Awards and Recognition
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Have a copy of the regulations 39-3 (pg. 4) at hand. What is not written in the regulations gives the commander the final decision. Timely recognition is important. Higher level awards are not the best way to “thank” our members. Certificates of Appreciation are very commendable. 5. If person is awarded for an activity or accomplishment in a previous award, it should not be included in the present recommendation. This follows suit with the US Armed Forces today. 6. Example: As in the Meritorious Service award for a cadet from Arizona, his recommendation write up included his Spaatz accomplishment. He was awarded that with the Spaatz Award, so that cannot be used in the justification. 7. Justification for an award should not include life time achievements unless they are for “Senior member of the year, cadet of the year, etc. AWARDS Awards submitted should match the person’s level of performance and scope of responsibility. As level of responsibility increases, so should the individual’s performance and consequently the level of the award. Certificate of Appreciation: Can be awarded by the Unit, Group, and Wing Commander. This certificate is for people who exceed requirements on a daily basis, bring out significant changes, create and or implement new programs, or whose actions clearly warrant recognition. Awards are not intended to recognize average performance. Minimum six months of service at the same job or position, and if exceptional service then send an application for a Wing Commander’s Certificate of Appreciation, which should cycle every 6 months to promote longevity. Commander’s Commendation: Outstanding duty performance where achievements and services are clearly and unmistakably exceptional when compared to similar achievements and service of members of like rank and responsibility. Consider you have several members working on an exceptionally successful program, project, or mission; this award would go to perhaps one or two who clearly stand out and contribute the most success to the program. The others in the group would receive Certificates of Appreciation. Minimum of to 1 year of service in a position, and have at least 2 certificates of appreciation from the Wing Commander. Meritorious Service Award: Is for outstanding achievement rendered specifically on behalf of CAP. Superior performance of normal duties does not warrant this award. This award recognizes achievement and services which are clearly outstanding and unmistakably exceptional when compared to similar achievements and accomplishments of personnel of like rank and responsibility. Who contributed the most to the success of a project or program? Minimum of 2 years service in one position, and be limited to the 4 top people in the wing each year. Each group can recommend one. Prerequisites: at least 2 Commander’s Commendations. Consider both squadron and group level activities along with major wing level project participation (i.e. running SLS/CLC for 2 years in a row, or being commander of a Wing FTX for 3 years in a row).
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Exceptional Service Award: Exceptionally outstanding service to CAP in a duty of ultimate responsibility for the success of an operation. The discharge of such duty must involve the acceptance and fulfillment of the obligation so as to greatly benefit the Wing and Region. Minimum of 3 years service in one position, and should have received at least one Meritorious Service Award. Distinguished Service Medal: Conspicuous performance of outstanding service in duty of great responsibility. An extreme difficult duty of national significance performed in an outstanding manner to further national policy. Bronze Medal of valor: Distinguished and conspicuous heroic action. Ex: Saving a human life. If not that serious, recommend for a Certificate of Recognition which would be for participation in blood or organ transport. This medal can only be awarded one time. There should be indisputable documentation of a life saving act. Silver Medal of Valor: Distinguished and conspicuous heroic action at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty. Certificate of recognition for Lifesaving: Awarded to members who save a human life, but do not meet the criteria for the Bronze or Silver Medal of Valor. Refer to regulations. Unit Citation Award: Exceptionally meritorious service or exceptionally outstanding achievement which clearly sets the unit above and apart from similar units. 1. Recognition of Meritorious service should cover 12 months and compared to all units. 2. For recognition of outstanding achievements intended to recognize a single specific act or notable accomplishment that is separate and distinct from the normal mission or regular function of the unit. Usually covers a short period with definite beginning and ending dates. Senior Member of the Year: Recognized by the AFA (Air Force Association); award is given annually to the senior member who has contributed most to the success of CAP’s missions over the YEARS. Selection is based on the member’s lifetime contributions, not just accomplishments during the nomination year. The Senior Member of the Year should be considered eligible whether he/she is in a Senior or Composite Squadron. Cadet of the Year: Must demonstrate outstanding leadership in CAP as well as academic excellence in school; be at least a junior in high school. The nominee much have earned the Amelia Earhart Award and be a current CAP member. The CAPF 58 must be complied with and include all required attachments.
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Award Guidelines (continued)
Aerospace Education Awards: Come under Lt Col Bill Turner and Lt Col Pete Feltz. Please contact them for information and description of award, criteria, and selection process. Senior Chaplain of the Year: Is limited to Group, Wing, and Region chaplains. Selection criteria include attendance at wing, region and national conferences, completion of several training requirements, participation in emergency services and leadership with the civilian community. He/She should have completed a minimum of 5 years of service in CAP and have at least a major, and a one page narrative. Squadron Chaplain of the Year: Is limited to Squadron chaplains. The selection committee weighs criteria such as professional development, moral leadership, and participation in missions and exercises. This award is given for outstanding chaplain ministry at the squadron level. It must comply with region award requirements, and a one page narrative. Moral Leadership Officer of the Year: MLO who has brought credit to the Chaplain Service and CAP through excellence in moral leadership for CAP Cadets. Wing Commander nominates, nominee needs designated 225Specialty Track on record, demonstrated the highest level of excellent in moral leadership for cadets, and a one page narrative. Communications officer of the year: Current member who has made significant contributions to the success of the CAP Communications Program. It is based on a member’s lifetime contributions to the CAP Communications Program, not just the year of nomination. Counterdrug: Recognizes a current member who has made significant contributions to the CAP Counterdrug Program. Counterdrug officers at any level are eligible. It is based on member’s lifetime contributions to the CD Program. Must be submitted through Wing and Region, but National Committee with the advice of NHQ staff selects the winner. Drug Demand Reduction Administrator: NHQ uses the end of the year report (CAPR 51-1, para 3-5) to select the outstanding wing and its DDRA. The DDRA nominated comes from the outstanding wing demonstrating the strongest commitment toward working for a drug-free America. Finance Director of the Year: Recognizes the Wing Director of Finance who has contributed the most to the financial management program during the previous 12 months. Wing Commander’s letter of nomination should include the length of service and member’s specialty track accomplishments. Considered also will be Financial Assessment Matrix ratings, Wing Financial Analyst reports and timeliness of year-end reports. National Commander makes the final decision. Historian of the Year: Reference 210-1, recognizes the CAP member who contributes most to keeping alive the history of CAP. Submission of an annual Wing History for the preceding year needs to meet standards in paragraph 1-2a of CAPR 210-1. Legislative Officer (George Texido Legislative Officer of the Year): Recognizes the outstanding government relations or legislative officer who has contributed most to the success of CAP through legislative efforts. Based on the individual’s efforts to recruit Congressional and state Legislative Squadron members, obtain state funding, or assistance for the wing or region, and long term contributions to the success of CAP as a whole. The Wing nominates, Region selects. Logistics officer of the year: (CAPR 67-1): Recognizes a member’s significant contributions to the CAP Logistics Program that year. Criteria for selection include superior performance in logistics, management, maintenance, supply and transportation. Safety officer of the year: (CAPR 62-1) Recognizes the Safety Officer who contributes most to the CAP Safety Program. Wing submits the nomination. Paul W. Turner Safety Award is presented to the Wing with the most outstanding safety program, based on overall operational achievements, along with specific contributions to safety.
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2009 AZWG Cadet Competition Announcement
Article by Capt Jean Hurley AZWG Director of Cadet Programs
The 2009 Arizona Wing Cadet Competition will be held at Davis-Monthan Air force Base from December 5-7, 2008. The cadet competition is a very important aspect of the cadet program as it allows cadets to hone the highest traits of discipline, professionalism, teamwork, attention to detail, physical fitness, CAP knowledge, and much more. The Arizona Wing has a very proud history at the higher levels of competition that includes having one of our teams (either drill team or color guard) named National Champions for the last three consecutive years. To further prove the value of training involved in preparing for these competitions, five of the Arizona Wing's last eight Spaatz Award Recipients have competed in multiple National Cadet Competitions. For more information regarding the specifics of the cadet competition, please reference CAPM 52-4 which is available through CAP's cadet competition page at www.cap.gov/ncc All squadrons that wish to produce a color guard for the competition must register with me by Friday, November 14. No late entrants can be accepted. Squadrons will be limited to one color guard. We will be using CAPM 52-4 as the primary governing body for our competition. Alternates will NOT compete at the Arizona Wing Competition, however they MAY be required at higher levels of competition, so the team that is selected to represent our wing at the Southwest Region Cadet Competition in the spring, should be prepared to have an alternate. To register, please send me the following NLT November 14: Squadron Number Team Roster to include each cadet's name, rank, and CAPID, and identify the team commander Two team escorts (must be over age 25) with name, rank, and CAPID, with one listed as the senior escort, and provide a CAP Driver's License for one escort if your team will be using self-provided CAP transportation E-mail and cell phone for the senior escort and team commander All information regarding housing, food, transportation, check-in, schedule of events, and rules will be provided to the team's Senior Escort and Team Commander upon registration. For any questions please contact Capt Jean Hurley, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Photos of Group IV Combat Dining-In
Article by C/2Lt Heather Smith, GCS 308 Photos Submitted by Maj Adam Such, AZWG Chief of Staff
The first Group IV Combat Dining-In was held this past September at Luke Air Force Base, home of cadet squadron 356. The combat dining-in is a relatively new event for the military that started about fifteen years ago. It was designed as a way for the military personnel in a combat role to get together much like a traditional “dining-in”, however with some significant differences. Not only is the uniform BDUS’ rather than Blues, but the activities are very different as well. This year’s Combat Dining-In was the very first such event in the history of the Arizona Wing. Primarily a cadet run, planned, and operated activity, this event offered much opportunity for leadership development and honing of organizational skills. Cadets and seniors from all over Group IV, a staggering ninety-eight members total, converged at Luke Air Force Base squadron 356 building. Amid camouflage netting and camouflage painted faces and with squirt guns as weapons, the cadets thoroughly soaked each other, while fellow cadets struggled their way through an obstacle course that included army crawling under netting and jumping over hurdles. Because this event was a cadet planned and run activity, the head table was populated by all four cadet commanders of the squadrons in the group. From 356 was C/2dLt Aaron Holton, from 302 was C/2dLt Caleb Eaves, from 508 was C/Capt Katrina Noll, and from 308 was C/1stLt Heather Smith, who was the president for the event. The role of Mister Vice was filled by C/2dLt Corey Fields of 356 and the position of Madam Vice was held by C/2dLt Jackie Taylor. Col. Frazier, finance officer for Group IV and finance officer for squadron 308 was the guest speaker for the night. Col. Frasier entertained and intrigued the cadets and senior officers with tales of living in Pearl Harbor at the time of the attack as well as his experiences with helping cadets and watching them grow into successful people. The change of Command ceremony was another highlight of the evening. Maj. Adam Such, our new Wing Chief of Staff, formally stepped down as the Group IV Commander and Maj. Rita Bivens-Scherer took his place. Maj. Bivens-Scherer, the former commander of squadron 308, vowed to Group IV that she would help the group become the best it can be and instilled the new Group IV motto of “Pay it forward.” Afterwards she was greeted and congratulated by the cadets of the group in Combat Dining-In style… by getting her very wet with squirt guns!! Once dinner was over, however, the fun was just beginning for the cadets who choose to spend the night at the squadron building on the base. Until the early hours of the morning, cadets danced to music, rocked out on Guitar Hero and other video games, played Twister, laughed, watched movies, and generally had an awesome time. Much thanks to the many officers who gave up their sleep to keep an eye on us! The next morning was occupied with more fun (despite extreme levels of fatigue) and cadets managed to muster energy to tumble and run through a inflatable obstacle course donated for the event by a generous parent of one of the cadets. Then, of course, came the cleanup of the building, and the 356 squadron building was restored to even better than its prior state. After a night of non-stop fun and excitement, the Combat Dining-In was regrettably over. This activity was a great experience for all of the cadets that participated and we hope that eventually other Groups and Wings will attempt their own Dining-Ins as exciting as Group IV’s.
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Photos of London Bridge Composite Squadron 501 Banquet
Submitted by 1Lt Kay Buchholz, LBCS 501 PAO
Picture from left to right: Maj. George Molitor, Maj. Lyman, C/2Lt. Mitchell, Lt. Joel Cosmono, and Capt. Jean Hurley.
On Sat Oct. 11, 2008, the London Bridge Composite Civil Air Patrol Squadron 501 held a cadet/senior banquet. An evening of socializing and award presentations were enjoyed by all that attended. Special guest at the banquet were senior members Maj. Lyman, Arizona Wing Civil Air Patrol Group II commander, Capt. Jean Hurley, Arizona Wing Civil Air Patrol Director of Cadet Programs, guest speaker Capt. Jamie Hurley, past cadet Spaatz recipient, and Maj. Dave Edwards United States Air Force Civil Air Patrol representative. Maj. Lyman presented cadet 2Lt. Jeremy Hook and 2Lt Bethany Mitchell with the General Billy Mitchell Award. This award is earned after completing the first eight achievements of the cadet program. In addition, the cadet must pass an arduous 100-question exam testing leadership theory and aerospace topics. The rest of the awards were present by senior member Lt. Joel Cosmano, Deputy Commander of Cadets, and Maj. George Molitor, Deputy Squadron Commander for seniors. The following cadets received award for, outstanding performace-CMSgt. William Craig, most improved cadet SrA. Dustin Kopp, certificate of excellence- SSgt. Joshua Neskahi, SSgt. Stephen Varjabedian, SSgt. Breanna Mitchell, 2Lt. Jeremy Hook, and Sgt. Lyle Martin. Non commissioned officer VFW award went to 2Lt. Bethany Mitchell. To top the evening off the Squadron Cadet of the Year was presented to 2Lt Bethany Mitchell. In addition to the cadet awards senior member Squadron Commander Capt. Joe Herczeg presented Maj. Rodger Schmitt with the Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager Aerospace Education Achievement Award. The London Bridge Composite Civil Air Patrol Squadron is composed of 29 senior members and 32 cadet members. The cadets meet every Monday evening at the Lake Havasu City airport and the seniors met the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of very month also at the airport. For more information about the Civil Air Patrol please contact Joe Herczeg at 928-754-6307, Kay Buchholz at 928-768-6073 or George Molitor at 928-680-6104
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Glendale Composite Squadron 308 Attend City of Peoria Safety Event
Article by 2Lt Cindy Visoso and C/Amn Michael Smith Photos provided by 2Lt Visoso, GCS 308 PAO
Left Picture: Capt Mike Macari recruits a prospective cadet Right Picture: Local Cub Scout pack learn about aerospace education
Peoria Safety Day, hosted by the town of Peoria, was held at Rio Vista Park on Oct. 18th. The Police and Fire Dept’s along with various vendors had booths with information and demonstrations covering several aspects of family safety. The safety booths focus was to promote safety awareness. The booths varied from home fire alarm safety tips, security doors, information on safety with cell phone texting, and information to become part of a program to train service dogs. There was a demonstration that the City of Peoria K-9 Units performed. There was a K-9 officers performing as a suspect resisting arrest. An officer gave his K-9 the command and we witnessed the K-9 bring the suspect to the ground.
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Frank Luke Jr. Cadet Squadron 356 Initiate 17 New Cadets
Article by 2Lt Cesar Lora FLJCS 356 Deputy Commander / PAO
On Tuesday 28 October 2008, a Graduation ceremony was held, on Luke AFB Bldg.1018. The ceremony is for 17 area youths who are on their way to becoming tomorrow’s aerospace leaders. The youth are the newest cadets of the Frank Luke Jr. Cadet Squadron 356. The cadets completed an 8 week basic training program that included training in the following area’s, military customs courtesies, physical fitness, and character-building activities, cadets also learned about the history of the Civil Air Patrol. Congratulations to the following cadets whom have been promoted to C/Amn:
Cardona,Matthew Deare,Zachary Donham, Brendon Garcia, Rolando Goehringer,Arin Halpin, Astrid Lewis,Nicholas Pravongienzkam,John Pravongienzkam, Joseph Reish,Everett Sanchez, Jordan Silva, Guadalupe Silva, Gustavo Smith, Cameron Taets, Thomas Williams, Andrew Witt, Daniel
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Arizona Wing Promotions
Patricia Cummings, Sq. 101 Edward Squire, Sq. 101
Mark Baker, Sq. 107 Frank Caparulo, Sq. 107 Rob Harnage, Sq. 107 David Isaak, Sq. 107 Clifford Letts, Sq. 107 Samantha Hansen, Sq. 302
Jason Holmes, Sq. 107 Crystal Noon, Sq. 101
Ricky Dabney, Sq. 209
Alexa Solorio, Sq. 101 Isabella Valencia, Sq. 101
Jonathan Alvarez, Sq. 101 Stephanie Duron, Sq. 101 Javier Encinas, Sq. 101 Edgar Magana, Sq. 101 Victor Muňoz, Sq. 101
Jesse Bustamante, Sq. 101 Chris Gould, Sq. 209 Ferdane Mercanli, Sq. 101 Zachary Rossi, Sq. 302 Tim Wiley, Sq. 209 Skyller Wilson, Sq. 302
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Arizona Wing Honorable Mentions
Squadron Moral Leadership Officer 1Lt Bonnie Shanks, Sq. 201
Membership Ribbon / Level 1 Completion SM Burton Voss, Sq. 201
2 Sunday 3 Monday 4 Tuesday Sq 305 [06:30-09:00] Sq. 305 Meeting 5 Wednesday 6 Thursday Sq 304 [06:30 PM-09:30 PM] Squadron 304 Meeting 7 Friday 8 Saturday Sq 314 [08:00 AM04:00 PM] Scottsdale Airport Aviation Day
11 Tuesday Sq 305 [06:30-09:00] Sq. 305 Meeting
15 Saturday AZWG HQ [08:00 AM05:00 PM] Survey Audit
Sq 304 AZWG HQ [06:30 PM-09:30 [08:00 AM-05:00 PM] Squadron PM] Survey Audit 304 Meeting
18 Tuesday Sq 305 [06:30-09:00] Sq. 305 Meeting
20 Thursday Sq 304 [06:30 PM-09:30 PM] Squadron 304 Meeting
25 Tuesday Sq 305 [06:30-09:00] Sq. 305 Meeting
27 Thursday Sq 304 [06:30 PM-09:30 PM] Squadron 304 Meeting
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