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An celebratory day of numerous promotions, with 4/6 recognizing The Billy Mitchell Award!

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C/Capt Hayase completed his next achievement on the road to C/Major.

C/2d Lts Han, Ahn and Scott received their Billy Mitchell certificates.

C/2d Lt James promoted officially to C/2d Lt.

C/CMSgt Moten completed her Armstrong achievement.

C/2d Lt James has been recognized as a Cisco Technician.

#civilairpatrol #usafaux #capferlyfe #cawg #cawgcadets #leadership #aerospace #cyberpatriot #cisco #cadetprograms #cadet #california #longbeach #fullerton #anaheim #losangeles #bestleadtherest #promotion #award @ Fullerton Municipal Airport
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2 days ago

The United States Air Force and Civil Air Patrol are trying out a new joint approach to help tackle the service’s pilot shortage. Read more at bit.ly/PilotPrepProgram.

#USAF #AirForce #CAP #aviation #avgeek #pilotshortage #defense
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What does CAC do ???? This is what National CAC did ...After years of tireless work, the NCAC is pleased to announce the Cadet Program’s three newest renamed achievements! Effective 1 October 2019, Achievement 10 will be known as the Lt Willa Brown Achievement; Achievement 14 will be known as the Col George Boyd Achievement; and Achievement 15 will be known as the Dr. Sally Ride Achievement! This is a historic moment for Civil Air Patrol, so be sure to check out the official certificates if you’re at the National Conference in Baltimore! ... See MoreSee Less

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What does CAC do ????    This is what National CAC did ...

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This past week South Coast Group 7, Civil Air Patrol hosted a Basic CyberCamp emphasizing hands-on learning of cyber security principles, cyber safety and how to protect personal devices during everyday use.

Six cadets representing #Los Alamitos Cadet Squadron 153 Civil Air Patrol, #Civil Air Patrol - Squadron 68, Costa Mesa and #Fullerton Composite Squadron 56 participated in the camp and competed in a mini cyber competition at the end of the week.

The cadets were instructed by C/CMSgt Jesse James and C/MSgt Stella Hong, who have both successfully competed in the National CyberPatriot Competition.

A special shout out to @JFTB StarBase for use of their classroom.

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future.

#CAP Cyber Programs
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3 weeks ago

This week is expected to be hot. Temperatures will exceed 80°F. Please drink water, have shade available, and take breaks as needed. See below for some additional tips.

Preventing Heat Stress

Before heading outside check weather temperatures, and check frequently as needed since weather conditions may change quickly at times.

If temperature is 80°F degrees or hotter, shade should be present.

Block out direct sun or other heat sources.

Use cooling fans/air-conditioning; increase the number of water and rest breaks.

Drink lots of water; about 1 cup every 15 minutes. Do not wait until you are thirsty.

Avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks, energy drinks, or heavy meals.

Wear lightweight, light colored, loose-fitting clothes.

If exercising, consider early morning or later in the evening when temperatures are cooler.

Know signs/symptoms of heat-related illnesses; and monitor yourself, friends and coworkers.
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This week is expected to be hot. Temperatures will exceed 80°F. Please drink water, have shade available, and take breaks as needed.   See below for some additional tips.  
 
Preventing Heat Stress

Before heading outside check weather temperatures, and check frequently as needed since weather conditions may change quickly at times.

If temperature is 80°F degrees or hotter, shade should be present.

Block out direct sun or other heat sources.  

Use cooling fans/air-conditioning; increase the number of water and rest breaks.

Drink lots of water; about 1 cup every 15 minutes. Do not wait until you are thirsty. 

Avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks, energy drinks, or heavy meals.

Wear lightweight, light colored, loose-fitting clothes.

If exercising, consider early morning or later in the evening when temperatures are cooler.  

Know signs/symptoms of heat-related illnesses; and monitor yourself, friends and coworkers.

Congratulations to our newest General Billy Mitchell Awardees: C/2d Lt David Han and C/2d Lt Austin Ahn! These two cadets have now reached the top 15% of the cadet program by achieving this promotion.

#cap #cawg #civilairpatrol #capferlyfe #goflycap #leadership #aerospace #usafaux #lieutenant #cadetprograms #cadet #cadetlife #fullerton #longbeach #anaheim #losangeles #bestleadtherest #billymitchell @ Fullerton Composite Squadron 56, Civil Air Patrol
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4 weeks ago

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!