Squadron News

Little bit of a holiday hiatus but we're back! Content to resume every week!

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Little bit of a holiday hiatus but were back! Content to resume every week! 

#civilairpatrol #cawg #cawgcadets #cadet #cadetprograms #usafaux #usaf #leadership #character #capferlyfe #goflycap #bestleadtherest #fullerton #longbeach #losangeles #safety

Squadron 56's 2018 Potluck (2/3): Senior Awards! Congratulations to the following:

Maj Paula Urbom-Shope received the Grover Loening Award.

Maj Richard Benson and Maj Shaleana Benson received the Paul E. Garber Award.
Capt Alexandra Wiggins, Capt Nicholas Benson, Capt Mary Pickering and 1st Lt Brian Vu received the Benjamin O. Davis Award.
Four seniors promoted to the grade of Major: Maj Paula Urbom-Shope, Maj Richard Benson, Maj Shaleana Benson and Maj Jeffery Goeggel.

In addition, 1st Lt Sarah Wiggins received a certificate of special recognition from Congressman Correa.

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Squadron 56's 2018 Potluck (1/3): Cadet Awards! Congratulations to the following:

C/Col Dylan Hert achieved the Carl A. Spaatz Award (#2215) as the 8th Spaatz cadet in the squadron's history and the 114th in the California Wing.

C/Capt Daniel Hayase achieved the Amelia Earhart award as #18416.

C/1st Lt Kayla Kim promoted as well as receiving her Billy Mitchell award as #69173.

C/CMSgt Ahn received the AFA award for NCO of the year.

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4 weeks ago

Last chance to come to our Christmas party is tonight!

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Last chance to come to our Christmas party is tonight! 

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Wish it was on the weekend so we could be there.

Reminder!!! Sq56 Family Holiday Potluck and Awards Presentation is this Tuesday #JoinUs #Hanger21 ... See MoreSee Less

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Reminder!!!  Sq56 Family Holiday Potluck and Awards Presentation is this Tuesday #JoinUs #Hanger21

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Don’t forget, the launch is scheduled for 2019 hours tonight.   #rocketlaunch

Happy 77th to Civil Air Patrol! Make sure to watch the latest post by United States Air Force!

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Happy 77th to Civil Air Patrol! Make sure to watch the latest post by United States Air Force! 

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We at Squadron 56 would like to take the time to remember the fallen and honor those who have served. On December 15, our squadron will be placing wreaths for Wreaths Across America at Memory Gardens Memorial Park in Brea, CA. We ask if you could make a donation by sponsoring wreaths, please search CA0149P WAA or find our page by searching CA0149P on the website. We will be able to take online orders until December 3rd.

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We at Squadron 56 would like to take the time to remember the fallen and honor those who have served. On December 15, our squadron will be placing wreaths for Wreaths Across America at Memory Gardens Memorial Park in Brea, CA. We ask if you could make a donation by sponsoring wreaths, please search CA0149P WAA or find our page by searching CA0149P on the website. We will be able to take online orders until December 3rd.

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Attention all cadets interested in being a pilot: CAP’s CadetInvest program will annually award 50-60 cadets funding to obtain their private pilot certificate!

Applications are being accepted now through Jan 15! For more details, watch this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjKiylrhXRc

Interested cadets can apply here:
www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/cadetinvest/youth-aviation-initiative/

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Attention all cadets interested in being a pilot: CAP’s CadetInvest program will annually award 50-60 cadets funding to obtain their private pilot certificate!

Applications are being accepted now through Jan 15! For more details, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjKiylrhXRc

Interested cadets can apply here:
https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/cadetinvest/youth-aviation-initiative/

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#cawgcadets #capferlyfe #goflycap #california #cadet #aerospace #pilot #flying #cadetlife #bestleadtherest

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Squadron 56!

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Squadron 56!

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Thankful to all who serve at Squadron 56 to make CAP a meaningful experience for cadets!

It’s that time of year again, Sq56’s Annual Holiday Party. This year we will be hosting at a larger location due to all our new members. In addition, we will have a lot of special recognitions that evening. Please put Dec 18th on your calendars!! #Sq56 #holidays2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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It’s that time of year again, Sq56’s Annual Holiday Party.   This year we will be hosting at a larger location due to all our new members.   In addition, we will have a lot of special recognitions that evening.   Please put Dec 18th on your calendars!! #Sq56 #holidays2018

Last night, our squadron welcomed back some old members! Cadets went through classes on chain of command, customs and courtesies and an interactive discussion.

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Always great to have holiday alumni visitors!

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It's that time of the quarter again... Cadets did the CPFT to officially record their PT scores for their next promotions! Classes involving the internet and customs & courtesies also took place for ever learning cadets of Squadron 56.

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Its that time of the quarter again... Cadets did the CPFT to officially record their PT scores for their next promotions! Classes involving the internet and customs & courtesies also took place for ever learning cadets of Squadron 56.

#cawgcadets #civilairpatrol #workout #physicalfitness #gains #internet #capferlyfe #goflycap #bestleadtherest

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. Los Alamitos Glider Training Squadron 41 Fullerton Composite Squadron 56, Civil Air Patrol Civil Air Patrol - Squadron 68, Costa Mesa Long Beach Senior Squadron 150, Civil Air Patrol Los Alamitos Cadet Squadron 153 Civil Air Patrol Civil Air Patrol - Falcon Squadron 40 Civil Air Patrol - California Wing ... See MoreSee Less

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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.

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!