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Congratulations C/Capt JamesCPC-VR 2021 is excited to announce the Cadet Command Team! Congrats to the team on being selected! See the post below for details. Don't forget to check out www.CAWGCPC.com for all the up-to-date details and conference events! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Congratulations C/Capt James

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Air Force ROTC, the Air Force Academy, and the Air Force Recruiting Service are teaming together to inform you of the pathways to a career of Integrity, Service, and Excellence. Join us on November 19th at 7pm CT to learn about & discuss the different pathways to joining the Long Blue Line. Current Air Force officers will be on call to answer all questions. Register using the QR code above, or via the link on Facebook!

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1 month ago

Looking for a challenging fitness program? SERE has posted a new training guide.#PT_Challenge 1
"Attention Future Candidates"
#SERE has posted "Suggested Workouts" on our website @ www.gosere.af.mil. This document is intended as a guide in order to prepare candidates for the rigors of the Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Specialist pipeline. The contents of this guide are designed to afford each individual the base foundation to achieve a state of operational readiness or prepare you for the long haul.

This is not the “end-all be-all” of fitness nor is it the only solution to prepare for training. Statistics have shown that meeting the minimum acceptable standard is not sufficient enough to pass the rigors of the 3-week course along with the 23 week technical training school that follows SST-OC graduation. Always strive to exceed the standard!

Contact us if you have questions about your preparation.
Good luck and #GOSERE!!!

#usaf #gosere #sere #airforceace #specialoperations #battlefieldairmen #usafspecopsrecruiting #usafspecops #ptchallenge #workout #prepare #workoutmotivation #fitnessmotivation #gym #stayfit #staystrong #healthyliving #strengthtraining #DisciplineEqualsFreedom #GetAfterIt #trackworkout #track #AMRAP #run See Less
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1 month ago

Looking for a challenging fitness program?   SERE has posted a new training guide.

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George Tolis do you know if this is training we can get into? Would LOVE this!

Not exactly straight forward to find...here is the direct link: www.gosere.af.mil/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=WOXQUpg4BtA%3d&portalid=16

#RedRibbonWeekEducating students and their families on the dangers of drug use and trends we are seeing in the community remain an important piece of preventing drug use among our youth.

When teens begin vaping, they often don’t know the addictive nature of the dangerous practice. Just one cartridge of vape liquid can be the equivalent of smoking anywhere from 45 to 90 cigarettes. Vaping is not only highly addictive, it also damages the lungs. #RedRibbon
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#RedRibbonWeek

Another opportunity for those who want to help cadets succeedLet it be known that 2021 Youth Development Conference will be held VIRTUALLY !!

Look for more details coming soon.

#CAP #CAPVIRTUAL #CAPYOUTHDEVELOPMENT
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1 month ago

Another opportunity for those who want to help cadets succeed

Want to utilize your leadership skills to make a difference in your community? Join #madd 1st Virtual Teen Influencer Summit on Nov 7th. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Want to utilize your leadership skills to make a difference in your community?   Join #MADD 1st Virtual Teen Influencer Summit on Nov 7th.

Unique opportunity ... and FREE!! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and CAP is doing its part to participate in the observance.

October 1 and 2: Official kick-off for the month

Week of October 5 (Week 1): If You Connect It, Protect It

Week of October 12 (Week 2): Securing Devices at Home and Work

Week of October 19 (Week 3): Securing Internet-Connected Devices in Healthcare

Week of October 26 (Week 4): The Future of Connected Devices

For more information please visit

staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/theme/

#BeCyberSmart
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2 months ago

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and CAP is doing its part to participate in the observance.   

October 1 and 2: Official kick-off for the month

Week of October 5 (Week 1): If You Connect It, Protect It

Week of October 12 (Week 2): Securing Devices at Home and Work

Week of October 19 (Week 3): Securing Internet-Connected Devices in Healthcare

Week of October 26 (Week 4): The Future of Connected Devices

For more information please visit 

https://staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/theme/

#BeCyberSmart

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

This was announced at Annual Conference

REMINDER TO ALL: United States Air Force Pathway to Wings Career Brief - TODAY at 1600 (4 PM). ZOOM ... want to learn more about becoming an Air Force aviator?? Check you CAWG email for details ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Phase I cadets this is for you. If you are interested forward Capt Miller and I your forms for signature.Check out the Group 1 Virtual BCS happening in 2 weeks!
Register here: ww2.eventrebels.com/er/Registration/StepRegInfo.jsp?ActivityID=34105&StepNumber=1
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3 months ago

Phase I cadets this is for you.    If you are interested forward Capt Miller and I your forms for signature.

ATTENTION CADETS IN ATTENDING A SERVICE ACADEMY — MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR 01Aug20. SEE BELOW .. ... See MoreSee Less

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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!