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A Weekly Newsletter of the Lubbock Civil Air Patrol Squadron SWR-TX-293 Edition #18 May 1, 2011

From the Commander
We had a very productive ES training on Saturday! Not a big turnout, but enough to keep it manageable. The training focused on UDF (Urban Direction Finding), so participants practiced locating a practice ELT, obtaining and plotting GPS coordinates, shooting azimuths and a few other tasks. Some lessons learned: read email more than once per week, ALWAYS bring pencil and paper to training and bring your SQTR if you want a task to be signed off! During the last senior meeting, Lt Vernon recommended a book entitled On Silver Wings, by Marianne Verges. This is a story about the Women’s Air Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II. It’s an easy read, and quite honestly, a very good book! I bought it used – a hardback in excellent condition - from Amazon.com for an amazing $1.34 + $3.99 shipping. Capt Maroste had given a presentation on the WASP museum in Sweetwater in preparation for our visit to the museum on 28 May, so this book will give some background prior to the visit. An Ops Plan and request for a mission number has been submitted to Texas Wing for 3 - 4 June so that we may conduct training as a mission in conjunction with the Slaton Airshow. If approved, this would be a USAF funded ground team exercise. Remember, ALL ES qualified personnel and trainees need to bring their 24 hour packs for inspection. You won’t be whacked on the head for not having everything, as this is an opportunity to learn what you are lacking, or what may be unnecessary. The purpose is to help all of us be prepared to respond when notified to do so.


From the Deputy Commander of Cadets
It is my sad duty to report that the New Mexico Encampment has cancelled their 2011 Leadership Lab for returning cadets. At this time I don't know a reason, but for those of you wanting to go a second time it doesn't look good. Nothing has changed for those going for the first time to New Mexico. The Texas Encampment has stopped accepting applications, but other states may have openings if you want to travel a bit. On a good note I am glad to report that Cadet Crabb has successfully taken and passed tests on the new online cadet testing system, making him the first cadet in our squadron to do so. Also, I learned that every test, including the Mitchell has a new drill portion to the exam. Apparently, no matter what your rank, you must be able to either drill or be drilled. New challenges for our program. As always I know we can adjust the inputs to compensate for this. No turbulence is expected . . .


Congratulations! C/2Lt Johnson
on your Mitchell Award

Congrats to Everyone that picked up an Achievement Award for Wreaths Across America


At this Meeting
1. BDU's. Safety and Character Development 2. Meteorological Information
Tuesday Tuesday Night Moon Phase Astronomy Data
Sunrise: Sunset: 06:54 20:29 06:53 20:26

Sunny F Hi 70 °

Mostly Clear Lo 44 ° F

Moonrise: Moonset:

(0%) New Moon

Priority News Items
1. Membership Card Guide
The following guidelines outline the requirements for your eServices photo, which will be used for your CAP photo membership card and CAP Form 101 Specialty Qualification Card. After you crop and upload your photo into eServices, your photo will be automatically sent to your commander for validation prior to use. If it is rejected for any reason, you will receive an e-mail notification explain why it was rejected.

Must be a color picture, full face, front view with a white or off white background. Photo should capture from slightly above the top of your hair to the bottom of your neck line. Photo should be in normal street attire or appropriate CAP uniform. Photo must have been taken within the last 12 months

• • • • • • • • •

No headgear, hats, etc. No sunglasses No Flags in background No Multi-color backgrounds No vertical or horizontal distortion Head should be centered within the picture and looking at the camera with eyes open. Photo should be in .jpg, .gif, or .png format. New Photo after 5 years If you normally wear prescription glasses, they should be worn for the picture.


Suggestions for taking your photo
• • •

We recommend using "Portrait Setting" on camera You can also try taking your picture vertically instead of horizontally. Photo size should be around 500 kb

Example of a good photo

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. Counting down.
Texas is no longer accepting applications POC for Rides: 1st Lt Johnson

Deadline has EXPIRED
Texas 25 JUNE – 02 JULY @ Camp Swift $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 5. Countdown to Texas Air Museum Bivouac

* Find a tent! * camelback? *BDU's Ready? *Boots shined?

On the RADAR
(upcoming events)

DATE 28 MAY 3 - 4 JUN 10 - 17 JUN 18 & 19 JUN 19-26 JUN 25 JUN - 2 JUL 23 JUL ? AUG ? September 8-9 OCT 21-22 OCT

EVENT Sweetwater Reunion (WW2 pilots) Texas Air Museum Airshow New Mexico Encampment Unit Inspection LESA (Big Sandy, TX) Texas Encampment SAREX - Lubbock Bivouac @ Caprock Canyons Recruiting Night Airshow in Midland Survivor School


Tentative Tentative TBA TBA TBA


Chain of Command
Blue denotes recent change 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 Commander of Cadets: Cadet Commander: First Sergeant: Flight Commander: 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 Brooks Cima, CAP Lt Col Debra Torres, CAP Maj Richard Kolas, CAP 1st Lt Kyle Vernon, CAP C/1st Lt Cameron Varner, CAP C/SMSgt Brenner Fox, CAP C/2d Lt Bryce Johnson, CAP C/SMSgt Dillon Holloway, CAP

CAP Honor Code: On my honor, as a Civil Air Patrol Cadet of the Lubbock Composite
Squadron, I will not lie, cheat, steal, nor tolerate those who do.

Regular News Items
1) Always check http://www.texascadet.org/ for the latest from Texas 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) Partial Squadron Funding is available. The form is now available on our website www.lubbockcap.org 4) 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) Take the Introduction to Safety Course (left hand side of eservices) now. 4A) If you want to do Emergency Services you must also complete these steps: D) 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! E) Now take the IS-100a Test at:

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

Cadet Community Service Ribbon (need 60 hours) Last Updated 1 MAY 2011 (Next work weekend is 07 MAY) Arroyo, Z 18.0 hours Crabb 14 hrs Donahew, W 3.0 hours Eckles 12.0 hours Fox 82.5 hours Job Well Done Flight Awarded* Garcia 66 hours Job Well Done Flight Awarded Hernandez 57.5 hours Holloway 71.5 hours Job Well Done Flight Awarded* Johnson 80.5 hours Job Well Done Flight Awarded*


Kolas, T Varner Vernon, K Vernon, R


4 hours 94.5 hours 27 hours 73.5 hours

Job Well Done Job Well Done

Flight Awarded* Flight Awarded*

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

120 / 180 / 240 hours = Clasp 9) Put them on the rack!!! (ribbon rack builder) http://www.mcchord.org/rack_builder/

Just for Fun Pain
(contributed by Capt. Dave Augustine, Grape Creek Squadron)

1) Behold a flying boat with nine wings! 2) intended to be a prototype for a 100-passenger trans-Atlantic airliner 3)It featured eight engines and three sets of triple wings
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 Correct Senior Answers 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 2 2 3 0 3 2 1 0 4 2 2 Correct Cadet Answers 2 1 2 0 1 1 2 3 3 2 0 3 1 1 0 2 3 3


UH-1 "Huey" DeHavalind Dove DH-104 Antonov An-225 A-5 Vigilante Messerschmitt 262 TOTALS

3 5 5 5 5 52

4 3 5 2 4 47

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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