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A Weekly Newsletter of the Lubbock Civil Air Patrol Squadron SWR-TX-293 Edition #13 March 27, 2011

From the Commander
We have some work to take care of during this Tuesday’s meeting! We will begin our Wreaths Across America campaign very early this year by requesting local businesses to sponsor wreaths through a mass mailing. The letters are printed and folded, so all we need to do is stuff envelopes and affix mailing labels and stamps – roughly 1600 of them. Hopefully, by getting an early start and a different strategy we’ll be able to place wreaths on all veterans’ graves at the City of Lubbock Cemetery. Thanks to Lee Little Soldier and Robert Johnson for all their work on the letter, and to the rest of the staff for proof reading the letter. The business addresses are from the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Directory and the city’s list of top 100 businesses. The Texas Wing Conference will be here sooner than you expect. Registration forms are due to me this Tuesday so that the squadron can pay the fee. Upcoming activities in May include a Search and Rescue Evaluation (SAREVAL) and a visit to the WASP Museum in Sweetwater. I would like for each of you who are ES qualified or a trainee to review the ES regulation CAPR 60- 3 to refresh your memory. Also, check your gear to ensure you are ready to deploy. There has been an increase in activity in Group 1 this year with missions near Amarillo, San Angelo, Presidio, Ft Stockton, and, of course, here in Lubbock. This may not be indicative of a trend, but we should always be prepared.


At this Meeting
1. BDU’s PT Test!! 2. Meteorological Information
Tuesday Tuesday Night Moon Phase Astronomy Data
Sunrise: Sunset: 07:39 20:01 04:49 15:57

Mostly Sunny Hi 67 ° F

Partly Cloudy Lo 37 ° F

Moonrise: Moonset:

(17%) Waning

Chain of Command
Below is the Chain of Command, as related to the members of the Texas Wing. Cadets should know the name of each person that serves in the positions below
Commander in Chief: Secretary of Defense: Secretary of the Air Force: USAF Chief of Staff: AETC Commander: Air University Commander: CAP -USAF Commander: CAP National Commander: Southwest Region Commander: TX Wing Commander: Group 1 Commander: Lubbock Composite Squadron Commander: Deputy Cadet Commander Cadet Commander: First Sergeant: Flight Sergeant: Honorable Barrack H. Obama Honorable Robert M. Gates Honorable Michael B. Donley General Norton A. Schwartz, USAF Gen. Edward A. Rice, USAF Lt Gen Allen G. Peck, USAF Col. William R Ward, USAF Maj Gen Amy S. Courter, CAP Col Joseph C. Jensen, CAP Col Joe R. Smith, CAP Lt Col Debra Torres, CAP Maj Richard Kolas, CAP 1st Lt Kyle Vernon, CAP C/1st Lt Cameron Varner, CAP C/CMSgt Ryan Eckles, CAP C/CMSgt Bryce Johnson, CAP


Priority News Items
1. April 14-17th 2011 is the Texas Wing Conference. There is a Conference fee of $95 for Seniors and $55 for cadets that will cover Friday evening’s Commander’s Reception through the Banquet on Saturday night for all meals and seminars. For cadets, there will be a Military Ball Friday night. Cost will be $15 single and $25 a couple. FMI: http://texaswingconference.technologyguild.net/ 2. Our Squadron earned a AFA Scholarship of $250.00 to allow senior and cadet members to travel to Sweetwater, TX to see the WW2 Women’s Aviation Museum. Congrats to Maj Littlesoldier and Cpt. Maroste for making it happen. This trip is set for 28 May.

3. LESA is also approaching. 18 – 26 June. http://www.lesa1.org/

4. It appears that Texas and New Mexico have changed their Summer Encampment Schedule
Texas is now accepting applications POC for Rides: 1st Lt Johnson Deadline is 1 MAY 2011 Texas 25 JUNE – 02 JULY @ Camp Bastrop $140



New Mexico is now accepting applications POC for Rides: 1st Lt Vernon Deadline is 13 May 2011

New Mexico 12 – 17 June @ Santa Fe $100 http://www.nmcap.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=ar ticle&id=6&Itemid=27 We have groups going to both 6. In the "Really Cool" category.
CAP Virtual Fighter School in Missouri


Regular News Items
1) Always check http://www.texascadet.org/ for the latest from State Wing. 2) Let me recommend to ALL Cadets to subscribe to one (at least) of several sites found at http://www.spacedaily.com/ If you look at the banners across the top of the web page you can see a selection. 3) The remodeled HQ is still not finished. Not 100% operational, but we’re working on it. Laptops are on order or should be on order this week. 4) Partial Squadron Funding is available. See 1st Lt Vernon or Major Kolas for the form. You can receive up to 50% of the cost of the event provided you meet certain requirements set forth by the Financial Committee. This offer applies to all Wing and National events except Encampments. 5) After months of effort and planning our squadron’s very own website is here. Look at www.lubbockcap.org 6) For our newest cadets (and parents) here is what needs to get done. GT3 Cadets must do IS-100 AND IS-700 A) Create an account at https://www.capnhq.gov/CAP.eServices.Web/Default.aspx by


following the instructions mid-page that says “First Time User” You will need your CAPID number and a valid email address. B) Take and agree to the OPSEC section. You will be entrusted with information later on that is sensitive in nature – there are some things that we do that the general public doesn’t need to know (as opposed to neat to know). Operational Security is important; sometimes lives are on the line. C) Select CAP Online Exams from the left column and make sure you have your Reg 60-3 pamphlet with you. Select CAPT 116 pt 1 (General ES) and pass that test! D) Now take the IS-100a Test at:

E) Now take the IS-700 Test at: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is700a.asp

Arroyo, Z Crabb Donahew, W Eckles Fox Garcia Hernandez Holloway Johnson Kolas, T Varner Vernon, K Vernon, R


Cadet Community Service Ribbon (need 60 hours) Last Updated 20 FEB 2011 18.0 hours 2 hrs 3.0 hours 12.0 hours 82.5 hours Job Well Done Flight Awarded* 66 hours Job Well Done Flight Awarded 57.5 hours 71.5 hours Job Well Done Flight Awarded* 80.5 hours Job Well Done Flight Awarded* 4 hours 94.5 hours Job Well Done Flight Awarded* 27 hours 73.5 hours Job Well Done Flight Awarded*

*Not an official CAP activity. Liability release must be on file. 60 Hours = Ribbon

120 / 180 / 240 hours = Clasp


Just for Fun

1) Still in service after 50 years. (It is being phased out) 2) Various sources say over 16,000 built 3) Used by US Navy, USAF, US Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Border Patrol, FBI. CIA, 20 different states.


Just for Fun Answers Buffalo F2 Tu-154 Starship 2000 Avro Vulcan Bomber Delta 4 Heavy Rocket RB-57 Canberra Bomber Mig 21 “Fishbed” British Electric B-32 Dominator P6M SeaMaster A30-A Baltimore Bomber Atlas-F Rocket A-4 Skyhawk SAAB JAS 39 Grippen Machhi C.505 T-38 Talon Fokker Dr.1 Triplane Lockheed P2V TOTALS

Correct Senior Answers 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 2 2 3 0 3 2 1 0 4 2 2 29

Correct Cadet Answers 2 1 2 0 1 1 2 3 3 2 0 3 1 1 0 2 3 3 30

Official Disclosure: The information contained in this newsletter is unclassified. The Point of Contact (POC) for this publication is 1st Lt Kyle Vernon (kylevernon@yahoo.com). This newsletter is for LUBBOCK COMPOSITE SQUADRON planning purposes, announcements of upcoming events, and preparations for meetings. In no way should the material contained in this newsletter be construed as an Official Publication of the USAF, CAP, Texas Wing CAP, or any other entity outside Lubbock Composite Squadron. If you feel that you have received this email newsletter in error please contact the POC at the email address listed above.

Lubbock Composite Squadron Information Commander: Major Richard Kolas, CAP, (cell 787-7070) Cadet Meeting Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM Each Tuesday Senior Meeting Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM Each 1st and 3rd Tuesday Meeting Location: Chaparral Jets, Lubbock International Airport


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