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HCS Announcements - Nov 24, 2019

November 24, 2019

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Uniforms & Wing Supply

  • First and most importantly: Any items borrowed from the squadron and/or Wing Supply are to be returned. These items on loan only and are expected to be returned when you outgrow them or leave the squadron.

  • The Resources document is sent with every announcement email and can be found on our webpage.

    • Where do my patches and insignia go?

    • How do I get patches on my uniform?

    • I promoted, what order do my ribbons go in?

    • Where do I buy my uniform?

      • NOTE: I just saw an add for Sunday, Nov 24th BIG 5 has Men’s and Women’s Response Gear Side-zip II Service Boots on sale for $30.00 (Coupon needed, online Code - 3112419)

  • Wing Supply - Wing Supply receives their inventory from various AF resources such as the academy, prep school, and active members. 

    • These items are generally just ABU & Blues blouses and pants. However sometimes they do have Dress Blues Jackets, trench coats, flight suits, and skirts. 

    • These items are also just loaner items. There are NO items to purchase at Wing Supply. 

    • Hats, belts, shoes/boots, ties, & t-shirts are generally items that need to be purchased on your own.

    • Sizing, especially for smaller sizes can be hard to come by as these uniforms do come from the AF, therefore they are typical sizing for an adult. 

  • Dress Blues Jacket

    • Dress Blues Jacket is optional most of the time. There are times when activities, generally wing or above, require a Blues Jacket. Events at the state capital often require one, HART ceremony generally prefers one, etc. 

    • Cadet Staff is NOT required to have a blues jacket, although many like to have one.

    • Any cadet can wear a blues jacket, even an Airman, however due to cost and availability often cadets don’t purchase one unless they are very active and have needed one, or typically once they get to be a higher ranking NCO (SMSgt/CMSgt) or become an officer. 

    • Often times we can find a cadet to loan a jacket to another cadet for a one off occasion.

  • Uniform Regulations (for a little “light” reading):

  • PT Uniform

    • Squadron T-shirt or tan shirt and black pants/shorts

    • No short shorts

    • No tight shorts or workout pants (yoga pants, biker shorts, etc.)

 

CAPID, CAPF 160, CAF161, & CAPF 60-80

  • These items should be PRINTED and/or brought with you at ANY activity. Honestly depending on the activity you may or may not be asked to provide them. However if they ask for and you don’t have any or all items they CAN and HAVE turned cadets away.

  • Your CAPID should be carried on you at all times for ANY CAP activity. No matter how simple.

    • Just today at wing supply although it was not requested to be on you, the senior member in charge was asking to see everyone’s CAP ID.

  • Medical Info - CAPF 160

    • Some activities may ask for F160 from all participates, others only if there are existing medical conditions.

    • If you have a medical condition you may want to have 1 copy on you at all times even during regular meetings. This should be kept in your shirt pocket in your ABUs and your pants pocket for your blues. 

    • At an activity carry 2 copies 1 on your person and 2nd copy should be printed and carried with you to turn in to the officer in charge during any given activity. 

  • Emergency Contact Info - CAPF 161

    • You should have 1 copy on you at all times even during regular meetings. This should be kept in your shirt pocket in your ABUs and your pants pocket for your blues. 

    • A 2nd copy should be printed and carried with you to turn in to the officer in charge during any given activity. 

  • Permission Slip - CAPF 60-80

    • Not all activities provide a completed permission slip, if they don’t fill out what you can up to the where the signature is required by the parent. 

    • All activities DO REQUIRE a permission slip. 

 

COWG New Commander Command Philosophy!

  • As many of you know Colorado Wing has a new Wing Commander, Col John Rhodes. He sent out an email to describe the Philosophy of Command under which he will operate.

  • In his memo he discussed things that are important to him and how he will conduct business as our new commander. 

  • Command Philosophy memo 

 

  • Cadet Staff Applications

    • Who: All Cadets

    • What: Cadet Staff applications for the Spring 2020 term (Jan - May 2020) are now being accepted through Sunday, Dec 1st. Cadet Commander, 1st Lt Cesmat sent an email with information and examples on Nov. 3rd. SUBJECT: Cadet Staff Applications and Selections.

    • Email Resume to: 1st Lt T. Clements and C/1st Lt Cesmat

 

  • Wreaths Across America *NEW*

    • Who: All Cadets and Senior Members

    • What: CAP help with directing parking and setup, which is the reason for the early arrival request. After ceremonies have concluded, members will be assigned to place wreaths on headstones throughout the cemetery.

    • When: Saturday, Dec 14th, 2019

    • Time: 8:30 am arrival for all volunteers

    • Where: Ft. Logan National Cemetery

    • UOD: ABU

    • Optional: Sponsor a wreath @ https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ starting at $15.00 a wreath.

      • Click on Sponsor a Specific Cemetery (Small white text under the Sponsor Wreaths Red button)

      • Select number of wreaths to sponsor.

      • Select Location to Support: Fort Logan National Cemetery (15565)

      • Follow remaining steps

    • RSVP: 1st Lt T. Clements

 

  • Curry Day *NEW*

    • Who: ALL CAP members are welcome. Cadets that have earned the Curry Award since December 2018 will be presented Gen Curry.

    • What: Curry Cadet Presentation and Curry Gravesite Tribute

    • When: Saturday, Dec 7th

    • Time: 10:00 am, should be done by 11:30 am

    • Where: Fort Logan National Cemetery. Meet at Shelter A. 

    • RSVP: 1st Lt T. Clements

 

  • Squadron T-Shirts ** Ready for Pickup / Bring payment **

    • What: Squadron T-shirts are in, please bring $20.00 per shirt you ordered.

    • Payment: Cash or Check paid to Civil Air Patrol

 

  • Private Ground School

    • Who: Cadets (Class number is very limited)

    • What: The purpose of the Private Pilot Ground School is to provide the knowledge participants need to pass the FAA Private Pilot written examination. The course material will be presented in a combination of live classroom instruction and interactive on-line instruction resources.

    • When:  Ground School will start Sunday, 12 January 2020 and will meet ten (10) Sundays with the final session 15 March 2020 – provision will be made for weather or other contingencies. Each class session will be four (4) hours duration starting at 1200 and ending at 1600 Mountain Time.

    • Where: Blue Sky Gallery at the Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery (a part of the Wings Over the Rockies Museum), 13005 Wings Way,Englewood, Colorado 80112.

    • RSVP: Maj K. Borchelt
       

  • Severe Weather Shelter Network

    • Who: Anyone

    • What:  This is a Non-CAP Volunteer activity, however you can earn volunteer hours towards your CAP Volunteer Service ribbon and simultaneously towards any hours you may need for school or other programs.

      • Severe Weather Shelter Network partners with organizations and agencies in the community to provide emergency overnight shelter on life threatening winter nights for individuals living on the streets.

      • They work with local churches to provide sites to host our guests overnight. At these Host Churches, guests can enjoy a hot, homemade meal as well as friendly conversation around the table. Aside from supplying a safe, warm environment overnight, they also connect their guests with other resources as their needs become known.

      • They are a Christian ministry, welcoming all volunteers who share our passion for aiding individuals experiencing homelessness. They do not expect volunteers to share their faith, but rather welcome them into a journey of serving together.

    • Additional Info: https://swshelternetwork.com/volunteers/ 

    • Other: Maj Fort’s wife, Brianna Fort is the volunteer coordinator at Acentention Lutheran Church (South Volunteer Opportunities). However you are welcome to volunteer at any location.

 

  • CAP Scholarships and Financial Assistance (CadetInvest) ** Applications now open **

 

  • Winter and Summer NCSA’s ** Winter Applications now open**

    • Who: Cadets who have attended an encampment & Senior members

    • What: There are a few winter NCSA’s, such as the Civic Leadership Academy in DC.

      • Summer NCSA’s are also beginning to be posted, but applications will not open till Dec. 1st.

    • NCSA Website: https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/activities/national-cadet-special-activities 

      • Website seems to be currently down, checking on this. Keep trying though.

    • Deadline for Winter NCSA applications: Nov 15th, 2019

    • Deadline for Summer NCSA applications: NOT YET OPEN, Opens Dec. 1st.

 

  • Flight Training Scholarships *Ongoing*

    • Who: Middle School and High School

    • What: Wings Over the Rockies will be offering flight training scholarships starting in September. Scholarships will cover working towards glider or power private licences.

    • Website: https://wingsmuseum.org/education-4/programs/

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