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Cadets .. this is a once in your lifetime experience to meet and hear a member of America’s “Greatest Generation.” Please consider spending this Veterans’ Day in his presence.This is a reminder that on Veteran's Day (Sunday 11 November) we will be honoring and celebrating WW2 veteran Lt. Col. Sam Sachs (USA Ret.) at Group 7 HQ. Lieutenant Colonel Sachs, who landed in Normandy during D-Day in a glider will be making a few remarks, and he may have an opportunity to fly in one of our Civil Air Patrol gliders. (That will be a decision made that day.) You're invited to attend this special event (guests are welcome) to honor an American hero and all of our Veterans! The event begins at 1400 hours (2:00pm) and will be held at Group 7 HQ at 3976 Constitution Avenue on the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base.
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Cadets .. this is a once in your lifetime experience to meet and hear a member of America’s “Greatest Generation.”   Please consider spending this Veterans’ Day in his presence.

 

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I got to meeting Jimmy Doolittle at the Pacific Region Conference in 1972.

Last night, we had the honor of having two guest speakers that dedicated time to speak to cadets about drones and their uses! Cadets also participated in interactive discussions in character development, to speak about current issues.

#cawgcadets #character #drones #aerospace #leadership #civilairpatrol #capferlyfe #goflycap #bestleadtherest @ Fullerton Composite Squadron 56, Civil Air Patrol
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Last night, we had the honor of having two guest speakers that dedicated time to speak to cadets about drones and their uses! Cadets also participated in interactive discussions in character development, to speak about current issues. 

#cawgcadets #character #drones #aerospace #leadership #civilairpatrol #capferlyfe #goflycap #bestleadtherest  @ Fullerton Composite Squadron 56, Civil Air PatrolImage attachmentImage attachment

Totally staff focused meeting tonight! Cadet staff kept an agenda to perfect teaching methods and to overall concentrate on issues affecting the squadron.

#cawgcadets #civilairpatrol #goflycap #capferlyfe #leadership #bestleadtherest #group7
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Totally staff focused meeting tonight! Cadet staff kept an agenda to perfect teaching methods and to overall concentrate on issues affecting the squadron.

#cawgcadets #civilairpatrol #goflycap #capferlyfe #leadership #bestleadtherest #group7

Are you planning ?? #CPCWHO'S READY? Stay tuned!
Cadet Programs Conference 2019
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Busy night at the squadron! Promotions were given, uniform/cyber classes were taught and a leadership discussion took place!

#cawgcadets #cybersecurity #leadership #capferlyfe #goflycap #civilairpatrol #bestleadtherest
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Busy night at the squadron! Promotions were given, uniform/cyber classes were taught and a leadership discussion took place!

#cawgcadets #cybersecurity #leadership #capferlyfe #goflycap #civilairpatrol #bestleadtherest

If you're not a pilot, there are still many ways you can volunteer! Contact us and we can show you the ways.Volunteering with Civil Air Patrol is an opportunity for general aviation pilots to be part of the United States Air Force team and fly for the greater good. It will hone flying skills and provide pilots with the opportunity for proficiency and mission-specific training, technical expertise, and peer support. Accept your mission; read more at: adobe.ly/2NBnOYH ... See MoreSee Less

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If youre not a pilot, there are still many ways you can volunteer!  Contact us and we can show you the ways.

Awesome!!!We just can't get enough of these southern California beaches! 👀🏄‍♀️🏝️🌊

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#experiences #Thunderbirds #USAF You never know what unique experiences being a CAP member will bring you.

Several of our Squadron 56 members got a photo with the USAF Thunderbirds while volunteering at the Huntington Beach Airshow.Civil Air Patrol Volunteers were given the opportunity to pose with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at The Great Pacific Airshow on October 20, 2018.

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#experiences #Thunderbirds #USAF You never know what unique experiences being a CAP member will bring you.

Several of our Squadron 56 members got a photo with the USAF Thunderbirds while volunteering at the Huntington Beach Airshow.

Something, all our new cadets should be aware of as they learn their basics and our seasoned cadets should be checking their wingman for.Poor posture or a lack of body awareness can create technique problems in drill and ceremonies. I've seen several heads brought to the hand when executing the hand salute, like this young cadet did in this picture. ⭐ This is why I teach the way I do.

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Something, all our new cadets should be aware of as they learn their basics and our seasoned cadets should be checking their wingman for.

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FYI ... Sq56 will be at the event hosting a STEM booth. Please come out and join us!It's finally here! The Great Pacific Airshow returns this weekend to Huntington Beach and will run 11:30am-4:30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 - 21.

For anyone new to the area or to anyone visiting our City this weekend, the jet noise will be LOUD. Please make sure to make accommodations for anyone who may be disturbed, including pets. Loud jet noise is anticipated toward the end of the show each day.

Please do NOT call 911 unless you have a life threatening emergency. The Thunderbird team will participate in a practice flight taking place Thursday, Oct. 18 from 1pm - 2pm, so please be prepared for this as early as tomorrow morning.

Remember this is a NO DRONE ZONE. Temporary Flight Restrictions are in place beginning tomorrow and continue throughout the weekend.

The City welcomes you to come and enjoy this patriotic, family-friendly show. If you have any questions about where to go, what to bring, how to purchase tickets, or the schedule of events, visit www.pacificairshow.com. You can also download the City of HB app in the Apple or Google Play store.

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FYI ...   Sq56 will be at the event hosting a STEM booth.   Please come out and join us!Image attachment

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I did not get the CAP Rocket Badge as a cadet, but did earn the Air Force Missile Badge maintaining Minuteman Missile sites in Montana, Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming.

Keep up the good work, Cadets!

2d Lt Rashid Tauqir gave a presentation tonight on fitness goals/planning for cadets to plan and dedicate themselves to reach their physical fitness goals.

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2d Lt Rashid Tauqir gave a presentation tonight on fitness goals/planning for cadets to plan and dedicate themselves to reach their physical fitness goals. 

#cawgcadets #civilairpatrol #goflycap #capferlyfe #physicalfitness #bestleadtherest

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!