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This Saturday.... check your CAWG email for the form.

The wait is over .... Get a glimpse into the week of those cadets who accepted the challenge known as Encampment! #South Coast Group 7, Civil Air PatrolENCAMPMENT UPDATE: 2018 CAWG ENCAMPMENT
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Here it is! The moment you’ve been waiting for! Please subscribe to us on YouTube. Don’t forget to click the share button too! On behalf of the Public Affairs Team- we hope you enjoy the video!
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2 weeks ago

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CAWG Encampment
ENCAMPMENT UPDATE: 2018 CAWG ENCAMPMENT VIDEO
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THIS JUST IN! The 2018 CAWG Encampment video will be posted on YouTube TODAY at 4pm! Check back today for the direct link!
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2 weeks ago

Squadron 56 has Character Development training on the first Tuesday of every month. Since several of our members were at Encampment last Tuesday we missed CD for July. I wanted to share this message, a reminder about Character, with all of you. Please take a moment to watch.
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2 weeks ago

****Attention ALL — Cadets and Seniors —- Training Opportunity

When: July 19, 2018 at 1930 hours

Where: Group 7 HQ, Los Al JFTB

Who: All Group 7 Members are encouraged to attend, even if you do not hold any comm rating.

Details: “Hands on" exercise emphasizing the actual communications procedures and practices during a SAREX. This will involve members playing SAREX roles and using CAP comm equipment while being monitored and coached. This is precisely the type of intro exercise you will run into at a SAR or SAREX and it will be an excellent opportunity for folks to get coached and overcome "mic fright".

Contact: LtCol William Phinizy - Communications Officer,
Group 7
William.Phinizy@cawgcap.org

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2 weeks ago

Encampment 2018 is over. They did it!! #CAWG Encampment #South Coast Group 7, Civil Air Patrol ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Encampment 2018 is over.   They did it!! #CAWG Encampment #South Coast Group 7, Civil Air Patrol

Graduation — #South Coast Group 7, Civil Air Patrol

CAWG Encampment
CAWG ENCAMPMENT GRADUATION
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2 weeks ago

Another year in the books!!!! #South Coast Group 7, Civil Air PatrolENCAMPMENT UPDATE: CADRE
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This weekend wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible support and training cadre! Thank you!! #cawgencampment2018 #goflycap #capferlyfe
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2 weeks ago

Another year in the books!!!!   #South Coast Group 7, Civil Air Patrol

Graduation reminder ...GRADUATION REMINDER
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Graduation begins at 10:30AM but we encourage parents to arrive as early as 9:45AM for parking and seating considerations. You will enter the same entrance as In-Processing. There is limited seating in stadium style bleachers; therefore we encourage you to to bring chairs and hats/sunglasses/small umbrellas due to sun exposure. Do not forget your sunscreen and water! Dogs will not be permitted on Camp SLO unless they are a Service Animal. Please share this info with parents, friends and anyone else who may be attending. See you on Saturday, July 7 at 10:30AM for the 2018 CAWG encampment graduation!

#cawgencampment2018 #goflycap #capferlyfe
CAWG Encampment
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2 weeks ago

Graduation reminder ...

Almost there ...
#South Coast Group 7, Civil Air PatrolENCAMPMENT UPDATE: DAY 6 CORE VALUES CLASS
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The final class of the CTG before graduation. #cawgencampment2018 #goflycap #capferlyfe
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2 weeks ago

Almost there ... 
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Final inspection... The Group Inspection. #South Coast Group 7, Civil Air PatrolENCAMPMENT UPDATE: DAY 6 GROUP INSPECTION ... See MoreSee Less

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It was a good day for the cadets .... #South Coast Group 7, Civil Air PatrolTODAY AT ENCAMPMENT: DAY 5!
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It’s been an incredible day at Encampment. The CTG had the opportunity to take a ride on a UH-60 Black Hawk. It was an great experience for our students. In addition to Orientation-Rides the students have been participating in squadron drill competitions, squadron volleyball competitions, EST 2000 course, and students attended a course called Construction Design Lab. More photos to come! Please continue to checkout our stories for more CTG & ATS coverage.
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3 weeks ago

Parents and friends planning on attending Encampment graduation ... #South Coast Group 7, Civil Air PatrolGRADUATION REMINDER
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Graduation begins at 10:30AM but we encourage parents to arrive as early as 9:45AM for parking and seating considerations. You will enter the same entrance as In-Processing. There is limited seating in stadium style bleachers; therefore we encourage you to to bring chairs and hats/sunglasses/small umbrellas due to sun exposure. Do not forget your sunscreen and water! Dogs will not be permitted on Camp SLO unless they are a Service Animal. Please share this info with parents, friends and anyone else who may be attending. See you on Saturday, July 7 at 10:30AM for the 2018 CAWG encampment graduation! #cawgencampment2018 #goflycap #capferlyfe
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3 weeks ago

Parents and friends planning on attending Encampment graduation ... #South Coast Group 7, Civil Air Patrol

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!