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in this issue
Squadron News P. 1

Quality Cadet
Unit Award

Awards & Promotions P. 2

Calendar P. 3
Cadets P. 4
Senior Members P. 5

As of March 31st we have


5 of the 9 possible crite-

Other News P. 6

ria ( we need a minimum of 5

to earn the award).

From the Deputy Commander . . .

Dont forget, we ALL can work

towards this \
goal, and heres how...


Capt Jessa Erickson

me know.
As you all know, May was a busy

month and the rest of the sumHave you achieved the

mer is shaping up to be just as

Wright Brothers Award?

busy if not even busier!

Have you had at least 1

front seat o-ride?

The month of June brings us a

Have you been to an

SAREX, a fly in and airshow in


Clarinda, 2 encampments in Ne-

Have you completed at

braska and Colorado and the

least 2 DDRx activities?

Youth Aviation Day Camp. While

Have you renewed your

we understand that not everyone

CAP membership?

can attend everything, we do

Senior MembersHave

encourage you all to attend what

you taken the Training

you can and have a good time


while youre at it.



this, if you have questions let

Just a few things I want to point

If you said no to any of these,
ask me how you can say yes!

this months newsletter:

All mandatory requirements (EO, OPSEC and

Intro to CAP Safety) MUST
be completed ASAP! If you
are delinquent you will be
asked to complete these
items at the beginning of the

posted a preliminary help

As always, more events are be-

wanted list over on page 5.

ing added to the calendar. If you

If youre interested in picking

have an idea for an activity we

up a first or additional duty

should be doing be sure to let us

position let me know!

know! Were always up for new


out before I let you all delve into

Senior MembersWe have

Senior Members
Professional Development

Last, but CERTAINLY not least, I

training opportunities are

want to take a minute to thank

everywhere! Typically these

you all for your continued enthu-

classes are only offered

siasm and dedication to our CAP

once a year, but as were so

family. Its always a pleasure to

close to 3 other wings, and

dissect our meetings on our drive

with special provisions, were

home each Tuesday and think

getting additional opportuni-

about how great everyone is and

ties!. Dont miss out!

how much you all do to make this

a better organization.

CadetsFor those that will

be at the June 26th meeting,
and even for those who will
be off at encampment that
week, check out the page
6June Meetings article to
find out what homework you
have due that night! ALL
cadets will be participating in


Awards &

Ranking Up
and Levels

Youve worked hard and

have succeed, now its our



From cadets to senior members,

we are all given the chance to
earn promotions and succeed.


Wright Brothers Award &
Promotion to C/SSgt
Cadet Bean

Cadet PT BestsMay Update

Achievement #4 &
Promotion to C/TSgt
Cadet Hohenberger

Achievement #9
Cadet Salvato

Level I Completion
Drue Powers

Membership Ribbon
Drue Powers

Cadet Recruiter Ribbon

Cadet Hohenberger

Best Uniform for May

Cadet Hohenberger

Senior MembersSquadron Leadership Course

Due to the large number of senior members in our

those who wish to play an active role in their squad-

squadron, we have been given permission to hold a

ron (whether or not you hold a duty position).

Squadron Leadership Course in Red Oak. Weve

chosen to hold this class on October 20 & 21, 2012

Course fees will be nominal and only enough to cov-

to coincide with the 3rd Saturday meeting .

er materials and lunch for Saturday so please take

advantage of this great opportunity to complete the

The location has not yet been set, but we are work-

course without having to make the trek elsewhere.

ing on this as well as securing instructors for the


Please mark this weekend on calendar and plan to


The Squadron Leadership Course is a great introductory course into the senior member role within the
squadron. While it is a required component for completion of Level II, its very informative and helpful for






























5 June Cadet Meeting

Emergency Services
Red Oak, IA Airport
12 June Cadet Meeting
CPFT & Testing
Red Oak, IA Airport

16 June Meeting

19 June Cadet Meeting

Aerospace Education
Red Oak, IA Airport

26 June Cadet Meeting

Leadership & Character Development
Red Oak, IA Airport


Special Events



9 JuneSAREX @ Ankeny

10 JuneClarinda Fly In & Airshow

16 JuneYouth Aviation Day Camp

0830-1230 @ the Red Oak Airport

23-24 JuneCorporate Leadership Course

(CLC) @ Camp Dodge

23-30 JuneCO & NE Encampments

Howard Viner

Cadet Promotions

Tips & Tricks for Promotions

Time management is when you

Determination is when you put all

use your time wisely. Its better to

your effort into one thing. It also

Self discipline, time management,

get your things done rather than

can mean you stay on task. Make

and determination. These three

waiting at the last minute. A good

sure when your study you have a

qualities are important for helping

example of time management is

good calm and quiet environment

you to promote or even help you

when you plan ahead of what you

to help you stay on task.

do your daily tasks easily.

are going to do. Lets say you will

C/TSgt Luke Hohenberger

One of the requirements for

cadet promotions is a board of
review (BOR).

Most of you

have already been through this

is and hopefully will agree with
me that is a great chance to

study for one or two hours then


It takes self discipline to take time

you will award your self by play-

bold prints are usually in the test!

out of your day to study for your

ing outside or by playing video

Try to get your things done be-

big test. A good example is when

games for a little bit. This is

fore your time and grade is up so

some of your friends want you to

called uptime and downtime. Also

if you need time to retake a test

go play outside, and you say I

when you are taking your test

or to study for a another test.

better stay inside to study for my

make sure you keep your eye on

big test.

the clock so you dont run out of

identify both strengths and

weaknesses to better help you
prepare for the increased responsibilities that will come
with a promotion.
It is the cadets responsibility to
request a BOR and we ask
that a request be made no less


than one week in advance.

Obtaining Achievement #1a How-to Guide

Cadets, are you a little unsure of

as well as the Equal Opportunity

online in e-services, and the

just how to get that first promo-

(EO) Training and Intro to CAP

Chapter 1 Drill & Ceremonies test

tion? If so, no worries, heres a

Safety 10-question quiz.

during any meeting.

Now that the basics are done you

Thats it!

Requests can be made either

in person or via email once all
other promotion requirements
have been met.

step-by-step guide.
Your first objective will be to reg-

can move on to tackling your last

ister for e-services and log in for

three requirements: complete

If you run into any troubles along

the first time. To do that, click

your cadet physical fitness testing

the way or need a helping hand

here. Once youve logged in,

(CPFT) requirements during a

dont forget to call on your men-

complete the Operational Securi-

2nd Tuesday meeting, the Chap-

tor. After all, thats what theyre

ty Awareness (OPSEC) training

ter 1 Learn to Lead test found

there for!

Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC) - We Need You!

The Nebraska Wing will be hosting a Training
Leaders of Cadets (TLC) course the weekend of
July 14 & 15 at Camp Ashland, NE.

at least 3 members complete this course would

complete the TLC requirement to get us closer
to earning the Quality Cadet Unit Award.

This course is designed specifically for senior

members working with, or planning to work with
the cadet program, however, the class is not
limited to just those individuals. Ideally every
senior member in a cadet or composite squadron would take this course as its meant to help
you understand the principals and nuances to
helping our cadets achieve and succeed.

Eligibility: Open to seniors who have completed Level
One (sorry, no cadets allowed)
Dates & Times: Saturday, July 14th 0800-1700 and
Sunday, July 15th 0830-1200.
Location: Camp Ashland, Nebraska
Uniform: Corporate Uniform or Blues
Fee: None, but bring cash for lunch Saturday
Lodging: We are attempting to get lodging through
Camp Ashland, but let me know when you register if
you require lodging.

Currently the regs require at least 2 members

from each squadron complete this course.
While we do meet that requirement, we are asking that everyone make an effort to attend! In
addition to the benefits your expanded
knowledge would bring to our squadron, having

To register, please email your name, CAPID, and unit
affiliation to Major Kat Petersen at by 15 Jun 2012.

Cadet Resources
A Quick Reference for
Everything Cadet
News & Updates
Help for New Cadets
Information for Parents
Drill & Ceremonies
Upcoming Encampments
CAP Scholarships
Orientation Flights
Leadership Curriculum
Training Leaders of Cadets
Cadet Special Activities

Senior Member

Senior Members

The following is a list of

What keeps a good squadron on

its feet and prepared at all times
is a well trained and knowledgeable staff.

courses provided to all senior

members to further advance
their education and training
within CAP. Completion of
some of these classes is
mandatory to promote and
complete a level.
As dates become available for
the following courses we will
list them on our calendar as
well as below.

Professional Development
The 2012 Professional Development training dates

If youd like to attend any of the training courses you

have been announced!

will need to fill out a CAPF 17 and send it to the Iowa

Wing Professional Development Officer (Capt Cindi

Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC)

Squadron Leadership
School (SLS)

Wachholz) as well as the course director.

when: July 14 & 14, 2012

where: Camp Ashland, NE

is required for the Benjamin O.

All courses being conducted by the Iowa Wing have

billeting arranged for at Camp Dodge for a VERY

Davis Jr. Award (Level II).

Squadron Leadership School (SLS)

reasonable rate.

when: October 20 & 21, 2012

Available online, sign up here.

where: Red Oak, IA

If more than one squadron member would like to go

and carpool, please see Capt Jason Erickson about

Officer Basic Course

Corporate Leadership Course (CLC)

is required for the Benjamin O.

the use of the CAP vehicle

when: June 23-24, 2012

Davis Jr. Award (Level II)

where: Des Moines, IA

For more information on what the courses entail and

what to expect, please chat with your squadron Pro-

Available online, sign up here.

Unit Commanders Course (UCC)

when: September 22-23, 2012

Corporate Learning
Course (CLC)

fessional Development Officer (Capt Jessa Erickson).

where: Des Moines, IA

is required for the Grover Loening

Aerospace Award (Level III).

Important Updates . . .

Available online, sign up here.

Forms & Regulations Updates

Unit Commanders
Course (UCC)

The following duty positions are

CAPR 1-3Disclosure of Confidential Infor-

Misc Updates

Training Leaders of
Cadets (TLC)

is a component of the Cadet

Programs Officer Specialty Track

open and needing to be filled . . .

mation by Corporate Officials

is advised for those wishing to

serve on the Command Staff.

Help Wanted!

Drug Demand Reduction funds are now available for ALL CADET UNITS!
Important information on e-Services and WMIRS

Cadet Programs Officer

Recruiting & Retention Officer
Aerospace Education Officer
Public Affairs Officer
Leadership Officer
Logistics Officer

Changes to the NCSA menu

Safety Management System update scheduled

If youre interested in any of the positions listed

for June 4th

above, please let Capt Jessa Erickson know.

Links You NEED

to Know About!

Mark Your Calendars

Iowa Wing Conference

For a complete list of everything

have popped up in the last few

October 12-14 in Des

thats going on be sure to check



out our squadron calendar as

Squadron Leadership School

well as the wing calendar.

A few new calendar postings

Clarinda Fly In

(SLS) - October 20 & 21 in

Sunday June 10th

Red Oak

Squadron Links
Southwest Iowa Composite
Squadron Website
Squadron Calendar

June MeetingsWhat you need to know

Facebook We post pho-

Good news, we WILL be having a

missed the May Saturday meet-

able to review the answers prior

3rd Saturday meeting on the

ing we will be making up for

to writing up the one-page report

events (including meeting can-


missed awards and promotions

based on the interview.

cellations), important news,

so be sure to be there and bring

That morning will be the Youth

your families too!

tos, notes about upcoming

etc. so be sure to Like us so

Please submit your 10 questions

you can keep up.

to Capt Jessa Erickson no later

Aviation Day Camp from 8:3012:30 at the airport with our

Despite smaller numbers for the

meeting to following from 1-8.

June 26th meeting, we will still

than Tuesday June 19th

Wordpress In addition to
our new social media ven-

meet! All cadets (even if youll be

ue, weve also instituted an

The second half of our great kite

gone for encampment), please

online blog via a Wordpress

experiment will conclude on this

review DDRx activity #29 and


day so be sure all of your last

prepare a list of 10 questions for

minute adjustments are made so

Capt Bean. The meeting will be

we can go flying! Since we

recorded on video so you will be

Wing Links

Welcome New Members

Iowa Wing Website

Please join me in welcoming our

Dont forget that cadet and senior

Senior members need 7 recruits,

newest members:

recruiter ribbons are out there!

and each additional 7 will earn

Cadets, you need 2 recruits for

you bling.

Senior Member Powers

the ribbon and each additional 2

Cadet Pelzer

recruits will earn you some bling.

April 2012 UDF Training @ Camp Dodge

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