ROCKFORD CAP NOTES

1LT. Corey Stohlquist, Editor

April

2005

FROM THE COMMANDER
Captain Randolph Lovelace

On Saturday, 12 March, the Rockford Composite Squadron began its 2005 Orientation Ride Schedule at Emery Air; it began with Ground School in map reading, aircraft systems and instruments and other aeronautical subjects being taught by Captain Scherer. Spring has finally made it to the Rockford area! With the return of spring is the increased activity we’ll be seeing in ES and Cadet programs. Thanks to all the IL-251 members that came out to support the unit on March 19 for the ES Training Mission with Group 22. It was nice to see so many people active in ES, and helping out wherever they were needed. My hat’s off to the cadets of Rockford Composite Squadron – each of you did a wonderful job and presented yourselves in quite a professional manner. North American Pride Aviation was a great host for the weekend. For providing us space, access to the facility and ramp, the extra office in the North hangar, and all the time spent preparing for our arrival, we offer our heartfelt thanks. Mr. Nathan Jones and the staff of North American treated us very well, and were very understanding as we requested more and more space. We look forward to working with North American again, and next time, hopefully we can enjoy weather good enough to get some aircraft to the facility. We’re planning to support the EAA fly-in breakfast on May 1. I’d like to see all of you attend that event. Each year, one cadet gets selected for a ride in one of the war birds, provided by Courtesy Aviation. Make sure your flight line marshalling skills are up to snuff, and I’d like to see all of you with FLM SQTR’s for that event. Lt Stohlquist can task each of you for that process, and we can have a mission number for the event. The 22/23 of May will see a WarBird fly-in at North American Aviation. Again, please plan on supporting that event. For all that North American has done for us, we owe our support to their events, and I’d like to see a great turnout that weekend. The end of April will again offer cadets the opportunity to attend the first encampment of the year. The Spring Encampment 2005, hosted by Group 22 is an excellent opportunity to meet cadets from all over the Wing, as well as honing your CAP skill set. We’ll be sending 4 cadets to the encampment this year, and hope to see more cadets take advantage of this opportunity in the future. Thanks to a generous donation from 3B6, LLC in Loves Park, the squadron was able to finance 50% of the encampment dues, reducing the cost for each cadet. We’ll be doing the same for the summer encampment, as well as helping you to locate necessary field gear. Get your plans made and your applications in for signature! The summer encampment is in July, and we’re rapidly approaching that date. You can learn more about the summer encampment at http://ilcap.org/se2005/home.htm With the arrival of CAPFLIGHT 1132 (N903CP) rides began with CAP Orientation Pilots, Capt. William Watson and 2nd Lt. Joe Long. Cadets receiving rides this month were: J. Scherer, S. Stohlquist, M. Gillespie, M. Dane, J. Wilk, R. Greenhow and E. Barkmann. Cadets who were not able to take a Flight on 12 March will have Priority for the next scheduled Flights. Several parents took advantage of the time to get pictures of their Cadets with the aircraft and the CAP Pilots. Although we were able to allow Parents and siblings on the Ramp this session, they will not be able to access the Ramp area for the remaining flights due to Safety and Security concerns that have been raised and brought to our attention; only the Pilots & Cadets actually flying on their individual Sortie’s and the Safety Officer will be permitted on the Ramp from this time forward. Thank you Captain Watson and Lieutenant Long for the Great Flights!

March Cadet Orientation Rides

Effective Immediately, with the Publication of the new CAP UNIFORM MANUAL 39-1, on 23 March 05; the MAJCOM Patch that we have been wearing on BDU’s and Field Jackets are no longer authorized for wear on these Uniforms, and should be removed immediately. However, when we receive our Squadron Patches, they are worn in the same place on the front right hand pocket centered. They are not the same shape as the MAJCOM Patch, so the Velcro will not work for attaching them properly, unless you redo the shape of the Velcro. The MAJCOM Patch continues to be authorized for CAP Aircrew Members, with Flight Crew Qualifications on their Flight Suit’s and Flight Jackets. You can view the new CAPM39-1 at: http://level2.cap.gov/documents/u_082203102943.pdf . All members should familiarize themselves with new regulations, especially when attending an Encampment or SAREX‘s and Squadron Events you can be sent home from activities for not having your uniform worn in accordance with regulations. There are also new Personal Grooming standards in this Regulation, relating to Tattoos and Body Piercing. When it comes to Grooming Standards; Wearing and adorning Uniforms, just because it Says you Can’t, Doesn’t mean you Can.

MAJCOM PATCHES NO LONGER AUTHORIZED FOR BDU UNIFORMS

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IL-251
April 2005

(From the Commander. Continued)

Even before the summer encampment is the 2005 Johnson Flight Encampment. Slots remain available at the 2005 Johnson Flight Encampment for cadets in the glider and hot air balloon sections. Cadets may still apply! The encampment is scheduled for 10 - 18 June 2005 at Coles County Airport, Mattoon, IL. Application procedures and complete information is available at the JFE web site: http://jfe.ilwg.cap.gov And don’t forget about the King of the Rock and Camp Lead coming later this summer. You have plenty of opportunities to get involved in activities outside of the squadron meetings, and we want to see you do just that! For the seniors, Character Quest is coming in June (25/26). You’ll be seeing information about it in the very near future. We will be offering this opportunity to seniors outside the squadron as well. Be sure to check the Group 22 yahoo pages to stay up to date (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ilcapgroup22/). Finally, the Rockford Composite Squadron would like to wish Capt. Jerry Scherer a quick recovery from last week’s events. For those that haven’t heard, Capt. Scherer was admitted to the hospital for heart problems, and underwent angioplasty last Tuesday. He still need to go back to finish the procedure – but for now, everything’s looking good. Capt. Scherer – rest, recover, get healthy and hurry back – we have tons of work piling up for you.

1Lt. Corey Stohlquist, SE Spring is here, and with it comes Aircraft Marshalling. and this year we will have more of these activities, I will be conducting some Marshalling training prior to anyone taking part in any actual Marshalling, so if you are interested in participating you will have to attend the Marshalling Practices; also per Squadron Safety Supplement 2004-1, any Squadron member who is going to participate in this activity will have to attend the Mandatory Safety Meeting for this activity. You should also be sure to have your Emergency Medical and Contact information filled out online at the WMU, I also have paper copies you can fill out and return to me, this should be done before participating in future O-Rides and other extra squadron activities. A copy of the Safety Supplement is posted on the Squadron Safety Board and a copy is included in this issue of CAPNOTES on page 4.

Uniform of the Day
Aircraft Marshallers
The proper Uniform of the Day for Marshalling Aircraft is as follows: Clean and Pressed BDU Uniform Pants properly Bloused Shined Military Boots BDU CAP - No “Boonie” CapsBlack or Brown T-Shirt Canteen filled with Water Sunscreen (15-30 SPF) Insect Repellant *Sunglasses - must have plain frame, No Designs Also have available depending on Weather forecast, your BDU Field Jacket or a Poncho & lightweight Gloves **Orange Safety Vest (provided by Squadron) Clean Shaven (Males) Hair neatly maintained -All * Optional ** For IL251 Members In addition make sure that your CAPF60 (Emergency Notification Information) is up-to-date at the Illinois Wing WMU it will be checked on the day of the Marshalling by the Safety Officer. It must be “on-line” to participate. It is the individual members responsibility to have this information documented on the Illinois Wing Website. If you are unable to do this yourself, you can obtain a paper CAPF60 from me and return it to me , filled out, and I will enter the information online prior to the event, you will need this done before participating in these Activities.

Captain Randolph Lovelace, Commander

CAP Form 60’s
There are still several CAP Form 60’s that have not been returned to Lt. Stohlquist, you will either need to enter the information online yourself or return the CAPF60 to Lt. Stohlquist for processing before participating in in the Squadron Summer Events; such as Flight Line Marshalling . CAP Form 60, is the Emergency Notification information and Emergency Medical Information, this information is required before participating in a Special Event such as Flight Line Marshalling or before being issued a CAP Emergency Services 101 Card, or future Orientation Flights. This information can be entered online yourself by going to www.ilcap.org and selecting the “wmu/mmu” option and then going to your name and Emergency Information; or returning the completed form to Lt. Stohlquist, before attending Special Events.

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2005

Squadron Senior Staff E-Mail List
Squadron Commander: Captain Randolph Lovelace: RLovelaceCAP@hotmail.net Deputy Commander Seniors: Capt. J. Scherer: SchererJK@aol.com Deputy Commander Cadets: 2Lt. R. Gwaltney: Rongcap@mchsi.net Safety Officer: 1Lt. C. Stohlquist caponeil@aol.com Squadron e-mail: glril251@earthlink.net

CALENDAR
1-3 April Practice ES Mission at Frankfort, Il. Uniform of the Day BDU’s 5 April Squadron Meeting. Safety Briefing, D&C, Element Leader Time. Squadron Meeting, D & C, Moral Leadership. BDU’s BDU’s

CAP WEBSITES
ROCKFORD COMPOSITE SQ. www.group22.net/rfd CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS www.capnhq.gov ILLINOIS WING CAP (WMU) www.ilcap.org ILLINOIS WING TRAINING DETACHMENT http://group22.net/ilwgtrain/ GROUP 22 CAP www.group22.net CAP MART www.capmart.org GROUP 22 MESSAGE BOARD http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ilcapgroup22/ TSgt. Kenneth Roth, USAFR (Reserve Assistance NCO, IL. Wing Liaison - CAPRAP) kroth1@owc.net USAF RECRUITER TSgt. Paul Ellison paul.ellison@rs.af.mil or TX 815.398.6045 USAF Recruiting Website www.AIRFORCE.COM GROUP22 SPRING ENCAMPMENT http://group22.net/gle05/ ILLINOIS WING SUMMER ENCAMPMENT http://www.ilcap.org/se2005/index.html JOHNSON FLIGHT ENCAMPMENT http://jfe.ilwg.cap.gov/ CADET PRACTICE TESTS http://mdln.hws.edu/cap/modules/index.asp CADETSTUFF www.cadetstuff.org

12 April

15-17 April Weekend One GLE Spring Encampment 13-15 April 19 April Air Force Evaluated Mission Frankfort, Illinois BDU’s

Squadron Meeting, D & C, Achievement Testing. Blue’s

22-24 April Weekend Two GLE Spring Encampment 26 April Squadron Meeting/Safety Meeting for EAA Chapter 22 Fly-In Marshalling Activity, CPFT ATHLETIC CLOTHING

01 May Fly-In / Drive In Pancake Breakfast @ Courtesy Aircraft Hanger. (POC: 1Lt. Stohlquist) 21-22 May WarBird Fly-In @ North American Aviation (RFD) (POC: Captain Lovelace) Keep the above dates open, we will certainly need assistance from everyone on these dates.. Get your BDU Uniforms Ready! Be sure to bring your Canteen with water as its also part of the required Equipment. If interested in participating, contact the POC listed by e-mail, ASAP. Source for all Calendar Items are the 2005 Training Plan, Submissions & Senior Staff Mtg. Also check the online Squadron Calendar for cancellations/changes, at www.group22.net/rfd

Advance Planning

CADET RIBBON CHECKER http://www.mer.cap.gov/ribbons/check_cdt.html SENIOR RIBBON CHECKER http://www.mer.cap.gov/ribbons/check_sr.html NON - CAP WEBSITES THE HOCK SHOP (Uniforms) www.thehock.com ACCUWEATHER www.accuweather.com 1800NAMEPLATES.COM (Nameplates, Nametapes, etc) http://www.1800nametape.com/cap.htm GREATER ROCKFORD AIRPORT www.flyrfd.com GREATER ROCKFORD AIRPORT MAP www.flyrfd.com/general/documents/airfield_map.pdf NON CAP WEBSITES ARE FURNISHED FOR INFORMATION ONLY AND NO ENDORSEMENT OF THESE PRODUCTS OR WEBSITES IS MADE OR IMPLIED BY CIVIL AIR PATROL .

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EDITOR: 1Lt. Corey Stohlquist External PAO: Capt. Randolph Lovelace DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS IS THE LAST FRIDAY OF THE PRECEEDING MONTH, E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS TO CAPONEIL@aol.com; or give to the

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April 2005
Headquarters Rockford Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol P.O Box 4461 Rockford, Illinois 61110

CADET & SENIOR
Several members received promotions after testing and Promotion Boards this month. Congratulations to the Cadets and to the Cadet Programs Staff for all their hard work in mentoring these Cadets to prepare them for the tests. The following Cadets and Senior Members earned promotion this month, they are: C/Basic Elizabeth Barkmann, to C/Airman Cadets receiving Promotions will have to wait 60 Days past their Date of Promotion, before being eligible for further Promotion, per CAP Regulations. ………………………………............................................................

PROMOTION ACTIONS

SAFETY SUPPLEMENT 2004-1 In order to provide for the utmost in Safety at all Squadron Events, the following Safety Procedure is in effect: Whenever the Rockford Composite Squadron has a planned Mission or Participates in Special Event such as, but not limited to: 1. Aircraft Marshalling at Special Events. 2. Bivouacs. 3. Squadron Practice / Training Missions. 4. Model Rocketry. 5. Any Event Identified by the Training or Safety Officer of the Rockford Composite Squadron, with the approval of the Commanding Officer, Rockford Composite Squadron CAP. All Squadron or Other CAP Personnel desiring to attend and participate as above, will attend the Safety Meeting at the designated time and sign a Roster as provided by the Squadron Safety Officer, of the Rockford Composite Squadron, with training Received but not limited to the type of Mission or Event planned. Failure to attend the Safety Meeting may result in Denial to participate in such Event. By Order of: //Signed// Randolph Lovelace, 1Lt. CAP Commanding Officer Rockford Composite Squadron CAP IL-251 Effective Date: 01 November 04

A Hearty Welcome to the following new members of the Rockford Composite Squadron, We hope that we will enrich your lives and you will enrich our lives as well. And we are looking forward to getting to know you better, and that you will learn something and teach us all something as well. Welcome to our Family. (source: CAP National HQ. CAPWATCH) Josh Harper-Cadet Kyle Lundin - Cadet ……………………………….............................................................

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

In the wings……..
Commentary by Staff Members Guide to CAP Grade Insignia New CAP Safety Pledge GLIDER O-RIDES

ROCKFORD In National/ Regional CAP NEWS
CAP NEWS ONLINE, can be found at:

http://www.cap.gov/capnewsonline/capnewsonline.html

No Cadet Orientation Rides in May
There will be NO CADET ORIENTATION RIDES, offered in May due to Illinois Wing Mission Requirements for the Air Force Evaluated Mission, being held in Frankfort/New Lennox, Illinois. Orientation Rides will resume in June.

A signed copy is Posted on the Safety Board