Squadron News

Congratulations to members of Sq56 CyberPatriot teams. For the 2nd year in a row our cadets will be competing in the National Competition in Baltimore. Let’s wish them luck. #CPXI #HardWork ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Congratulations to members of Sq56 CyberPatriot teams.    For the 2nd year in a row our cadets will be competing in the National Competition in Baltimore.   Let’s wish them luck.   #CPXI #HardWork

Today is the last day to sign up ... don’t miss out. Brand new cadet and want to attend BCS, but don’t have a uniform?? No worries you can wear squadron T-shirt and jeans, squadron ball cap. #cawgcadets #bcs #ats ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Today is the last day to sign up ... don’t miss out.   Brand new cadet and want to attend BCS, but don’t have a uniform??  No worries you can wear squadron T-shirt and jeans, squadron ball cap. #cawgcadets #bcs #ats

Last week for student registration at Group 7 BCS/ATS at the Bell Armory on the last weekend of March. #CAWGCadets #ILP #BCS #ATS ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Last week for student registration at Group 7 BCS/ATS at the Bell Armory on the last weekend of March.   #CAWGCadets #ILP #BCS #ATS

Don’t delay ... sign up today.

There are scholarships available too. Ask Capt Shope if you are interested.

CAWG Encampment
ENCAMPMENT 2019: Registration opens today! Watch the full 2019 teaser on YouTube! Link is in our bio. Interested in registering? Check the encampment website for more information: www.cawgencampment.cawgcap.org
____________________
#cawgencampment2019 #capferlyfe #goflycap #campsanluisobispo
... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Last week, we promoted one of our aspiring cadets to the grade of C/SMSgt with his General Jimmy Doolittle achievement and resumed our routine drill & ceremonies instruction.

#civilairpatrol #fullerton #longbeach #losangeles #leadership #drill #cawg #cawgcadets #capferlyfe #goflycap #cadetprograms #cadet #promotion #usafaux #bestleadtherest
... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Last week, we promoted one of our aspiring cadets to the grade of C/SMSgt with his General Jimmy Doolittle achievement and resumed our routine drill & ceremonies instruction.

#civilairpatrol #fullerton #longbeach #losangeles #leadership #drill #cawg #cawgcadets #capferlyfe #goflycap #cadetprograms #cadet #promotion #usafaux #bestleadtherest

Comment on Facebook

Congratulations JESSE🎉💙

Congratulations... will done!

Some of Sq56 members in and about CPC 2019 Banquet ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

South Coast Group 7, Civil Air Patrol
From California Wing Commander Col. Alan Ferguson:

"California Wing is proud to announce the selection of Fullerton Composite Squadron 56 (PCR-CA-295) as the 2019 CAWG Squadron of Merit. The Squadron of Merit is chosen from the cadet and composite squadrons in each wing, using a statistical analysis. The Fullerton Squadron Commander, Capt Douglas Miller, leads the squadron of 33 senior airmen and 74 cadet airmen. The Fullerton cadets had an overall growth of 23 cadets, 38 new cadets this year, 31 renewals, 11 milestone awards, 11 first time encampment attendees and 72% of cadets receiving o-rides. They also have statistically taken the strength lead in CAWG this year and were our winning teams in Cyberpatriot competition. Squadron 56, one of 6 squadrons in Group 7, is a strong and successful squadron and is committed to Civil Air Patrol and the cadet program.

Please join me in congratulating Capt Miller and the entire squadron on their very successful year of growth and achievement."
... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Are you ready?CPC 2019: Cadet Programs Conference is right around the corner and we are looking forward to seeing you THIS Friday! CPC is the 15-18 February, 2019 at Camp San Luis Obispo, CA. Check In (Feb 15): 5pm to 2am & Check Out (Feb 18): 10am to 1pm. Don’t forget to double check your packing list! It’s the last page in your CPC Acceptance Letter.
____________________

#cawgcpc2019 #CAP #civilairpatrol #civilairpatrolcadet #cadet #capferlyfe #learntolead #cawgcadets
... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Are you ready?

What does your social media presence say about you??High School Kids take note!! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

What does your social media presence say about you??

Don’t miss out ...CPC 2019: the registration deadline is approaching. Don’t delay!
General Registration deadline is ‪31 January‬.
Get all your activity forms completed and register. Forms can be found by going to cawgcadets.org.

CPC 2019 is ‪15-18 February‬ at Camp San Luis Obispo.
General registration is $125.00.

This is California Wing's largest activity by attendance, so don't miss out on this fun opportunity.
____________________

#cawgcpc2019 #CAP #civilairpatrol #civilairpatrolcadet #cadet #capferlyfe #learntolead #cawgcadets
... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Don’t miss out ...

California Wing Cadet Programs featuring some of our fantastic cadets at the recent Senior Non-Commisioned Officer's School (SNCOS) at Camp San Luis Obispo!

#cawg #cawgcadets #civilairpatrol #usafaux #usaf #leadership #aerospace #nco #snco #fullerton #longbeach #losangeles #capferlyfe #goflycap #bestleadtherest #cadetlife #cadet @ Camp San Luis Obispo
... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Congratulations to our very own C/Amn Tran. It pays to get your paperwork turned in early!Cadet Programs Conference is pleased to announce our Early-Bird Registration Raffle Winners!

Although the raffle deadline is over, there is still time to register for CPC 2019 -- but act fast, the general registration deadline is ‪in‬ ‪9 Days!‬

____________________

#cawgcpc2019 #CAP #civilairpatrol #civilairpatrolcadet #cadet #capferlyfe #learntolead #cawgcadets
... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Congratulations to our very own C/Amn Tran.    It pays to get your paperwork turned in early!

Civil Air Patrol celebrates 74 years of volunteer service

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – The U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol turns 74 today with its 58,000 members poised to celebrate their rich heritage of volunteer service.

“What a year it has been!” exclaimed Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez, CAP’s national commander and chief executive officer.

“Last December, shortly after our 73rd anniversary, Civil Air Patrol was presented with a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of our World War II veterans from America’s Greatest Generation,” he said. “The Capitol Hill celebration of the extraordinary contributions of these founding members of CAP showcased our proud legacy of sacrifice and service.”

CAP was founded on Dec. 1, 1941, less than a week before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor led to America’s involvement in World War II. Its members quickly proved their worth by conducting aerial patrols on their own, heroism that discouraged and eventually stopped deadly German U-boat attacks along U.S. coastlines and waterways. The wartime service of CAP’s “sub chasers” helped stop the loss of American and Allied merchant vessels, saving the lives of untold thousands of sailors and countless millions of dollars of war materiel destined for the battlefields in Europe and the Pacific.

In addition to coastal patrols, CAP aircrews assisted with other essential wartime missions on the home front, such as search and rescue, disaster relief, border patrol, forest fire patrol, target towing for military practice and transporting critical supplies. Members also managed hundreds of airports and trained aviators – many of them cadets – for future service in CAP and the military.

That legacy lives on in today’s all-volunteer force, which still contributes greatly to America’s defense by providing aerial reconnaissance for homeland security, giving Air Force fighter pilots practice in protecting America’s air space and helping train U.S. military troops for service overseas.

CAP members also make a profound difference in more than 1,500 communities across the nation, saving lives through search and rescue and other emergency services and conducting aerospace education and youth programs that help develop the nation’s next generation of leaders.

Civil Air Patrol’s contributions to national defense were recognized in August when the U.S. Air Force added the longtime Air Force Auxiliary to its Total Force team. Changes to Air Force doctrine officially made Civil Air Patrol a strategic partner of the Air Force and CAP members “Airmen” when conducting Air Force-assigned missions.

The 74th anniversary observance includes an annual “CAP Sunday” activity in which chaplains, character development officers and other members are encouraged to wear their uniforms to their place of worship. The activity is scheduled for the upcoming weekend, Dec. 4-6.

Civil Air Patrol, as the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 58,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Total Force role, performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue
Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 70 lives annually. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs.
Performing missions for America for the past 74 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.

CAP contact:
Julie DeBardelaben – jdebardelaben@capnhq.gov – 334-953-7748, ext. 250; 334-549-2224
Steve Cox – scox@capnhq.gov – 334-953-7748, ext. 251; 334-296-5881

Encampment – What a great experience!

Summer time for many pre-teens and teenagers consists of skateboards, playing the latest video game on the hottest gaming system and sleeping in. However in our circle, Civil Air Patrol – California Wing, summer means Encampment.

Encampment is a long tradition in California. The Cadet Training Group (CTG) was founded in 1975 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California and has graduated almost 10,000 cadets, many of which come back for years to serve as cadet and senior staff members. Several of these cadets have gone on to hold successful careers as respected leaders in the military, business and aviation.

This year, July 1 – July 8, Squadron 56 had 17 members attend Encampment during the 40th Anniversary of the CTG. Of those 17 members, seven served on Cadre and Support Staff, including C/Maj. Lydia Philip (CTG Superintendent), C/2nd Lt. Mitch Ryder (Flight Commander) and C/SMSgt Alex Cortez (Mess Staff), Squadron Commander 1st Lt. Doug Miller (Mess Officer), Capt. Paula Shope (Admin. Officer), Capt. Jeff Goeggel (Encampment PAO), and 2nd Lt. Jet Miller (Asst. POA/Photographer).

The cadets, as well as their staff members, learned and applied the meaning of followership, leadership, teamwork and mentoring through a series of classroom presentations, hands-on activities and drill. It was a great experience our squadron members will never forget.

If you have the opportunity, ask them about their time at Encampment, but be ready to hear non-stop enthusiasm from each and every one of them. We hope to see you at next year’s Encampment!