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Wreaths Across America, 2017
By: Capt. Jeff Goeggel, CAP
Public Affairs Officer

Brea, CA: 16 December 2017. Annually on the third Saturday in month of December, people around the nation simultaneously participate in a wreath laying ceremony at our nation’s cemeteries, known as Wreaths Across America.

Wreaths Across America was founded to ensure that all American veterans who served and who also gave their lives in the service of our country are not forgotten. “We are not here to “decorate graves." We're here to remember not their deaths, but their lives.” —Karen Worcester, Executive Director of Wreaths Across America

Sponsored wreaths are placed at the graves of veterans at locations spread out across the United States. Karen Worcester further reminds those in attendance throughout the nation, "We encourage every volunteer who places a wreath on a veteran's grave to say that veteran's name aloud and take a moment to thank them for their service to our country. It's a small act that goes a long way toward keeping the memory of our veterans alive.”

Wreaths Across America is the largest community service project that Civil Air Patrol participates in nationally. This is year, as in years past, Fullerton Composite Squadron 56 participated in the event at the Memory Gardens Memorial Park in the City of Brea. Participating alongside Fullerton Composite Squadron 56 (CAP) were members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Sonora High School (La Habra, CA) Army JRTOC Honor Guard and Sabre Team, Goldstar Mothers, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and several other community service organizations and citizens at large.

Unfortunately, due to an unforeseen a total system failure in the database for Wreaths Across America, the 564 wreaths that were to be delivered to the Brea location, had not arrived in time for the planned ceremony. Location coordinator Mr. Jim Tucker was able to secure 75 wreaths from Pacific View Memorial park in Corona del Mar nearby, allowing the ceremony to take place and to ensure the spirit of the event took place.

The event turned out to be very successful, and the missing wreaths were delivered for placement on the remaining headstones by the week’s end.
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2 weeks ago

Sq. 56 Holiday Family Potluck
By: Capt. Jeff Goeggel, CAP
Public Affairs
Fullerton, CA: On Tuesday evening, 12 December, 2017, the usual squadron meeting for Sq. 56 was pre-empted by the annual Squadron Holiday Family Potluck Celebration.

In past years, the potluck has always been planned in large part by the senior members of the squadron. This year was a little different. A committee of cadets, NCO’s and Cadet Officers were formed to plan the event themselves, so that with some minor exception, and a little oversight from Leadership Officer Capt. Shaleana Benson and assistance from Activities Officer Capt. Paula Urbom-Shope the cadets planned the evening activities themselves to account for a cadet run event. Members of the squadron were assigned to bring main dishes and desserts to share. To say the least, the food was outstanding.

Wing Command Chief, CMSgt Noel Furniss was a special guest of Squadron 56, and it was an honor to have him in attendance. It was rumored that Chief Furniss was really enjoying himself at the dessert table! The evening also brought out a few other guests and friends. It was great to see Lt Col Ed Ruwe, who hasn’t been able to attend much this year, and Lt Col Jim Welliver of Squadron 41 both of whom stopped in to say hi.

The highlight of the evening was the change of command ceremony marking the end of command for Cadet 1st Lt Rashid Tauqir, and the acceptance of command by Cadet 1st Lt Sarah Wiggins. Following the change of command, several cadets were recognized for promotions and various awards. The cadets presented a special award to Squadron Commander Capt. Miller -- the “Driving Miss Daisy” squadron chauffeur award and a black chauffer’s cap with the squadron patch.

As always, everyone had a great time enjoying each other’s company and delicious food. A huge well done to the cadets for putting on a great event. We are looking forward to another successful year in 2018!
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Patiently waiting ...... chauffeur’s cap in hand.

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Patiently waiting ...... chauffeur’s cap in hand.

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Last Tuesday at our Squadron holiday banquet Capt. Miller announced his excitement at seeing his classmate at the Wreaths Across America ceremony. Luckily we were able to capture the moment.

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Last Tuesday at our Squadron holiday banquet Capt. Miller announced his excitement at seeing his classmate at the Wreaths Across America ceremony.  Luckily we were able to capture the moment.  

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Cyberpatriot Team ready to go for round #2
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Cyberpatriot Team ready to go for round #2
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2 months ago

Sq 56 Honor Guard Posts Colors at Veterans Day Event
Capt Jeff Goeggel, CAP
Public Affairs Officer

On Friday evening, 10 Nov 2017, the Honor Guard from Sq 56 posted the colors for a Veterans Day ceremony held by At-Ease Veterans Ministry in the City of Westminster. The staff who made the arrangements had seen video of our Honor Guard, and were very impressed with how sharp they looked in the Ceremonial Guard uniform. They called us to ask if we would be available to have cadets attend to assist with the seating of some of the elderly veterans who would be attending the program, and to provide an Honor Guard.
On completion of the program, the Honor Guard received many well deserved compliments on their performance from those in attendance. Great Job to all who participated!

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Thank you so much for answering our call, being the child of a Vietnam era retired Marine I can safely say I have been to many functions that have Color Guards and Honor Guards.... Exceptional! I was stunned at how absolutely perfect they were! We had so many compliments that I can safely say has never happened before. Words like exemplary, precise, dedicated, professional come to mind! Thank you so much for coming and I hope we can have you all again next year!

Thank you, it was awesome!!

Photos from our November promotions and awards ceremony, including C/2ndLt Daniel Hayase receiving his Officer epaulets from his parents as he has earned his Mitchell Award. #South Coast Group 7, Civil Air Patrol #CAP Cadet Programs #California Wing Cadet Programs ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

ATTENTION CADETS —- Capt. Buentgen has reserved the plane for Sunday, Nov. 19th for powered O-Rides. Funding has been restored, but is limited. If interested, contact Capt. Shope ASAP via your CAWG email.

Remember, cadets under the age of 18 are eligible for 5 powered flights AND 5 glider flights for FREE, but it is based on annual funding and availability. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.
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CyberPatriot season is under way. Meet our team and alternates! Hoping this is a great season. #South Coast Group 7, Civil Air Patrol #CyberPatriot #Civil Air Patrol - California Wing ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

CyberPatriot season is under way.   Meet our team and alternates!  Hoping this is a great season.   #South Coast Group 7, Civil Air Patrol #CyberPatriot #Civil Air Patrol - California Wing

 

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Squadron 56 Officers Receive CAP Achievement Award
By: Capt Jeff Goeggel, CAP Public Affairs

Each year the various Groups within the California Wing host an awards banquet to honor their squadrons and individual member achievements throughout the past year. The awards banquet for South Coast Group 7 was held on October 15th and Squadron 56 received several recognitions.

Seen receiving the CAP Achievement Award for Outstanding Duty Performance are Capt. Richard Benson and Capt. Jeff Goeggel. Also receiving the award but not pictured here is Squadron 56 Commander, Capt. Doug Miller.

Accepting the award for Composite Squadron of the Year for Sq 56 is Leadership Officer Capt. Shaleana Benson, CAP.

Each member of Squadron 56, cadet and senior member alike, are recognized for their continued support and efforts to award these awards and living up to the core value of “excellence in all we do.”
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Congratulations all!

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