Announcements

 MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT 
You're Invited to Arlington Composite Squadron's In-Person Meeting
Meeting Announcement
You're Invited to Arlington Composite Squadron's Meeting
Meeting Description:
WHEN: Thursday, August 11, 2022 ⋅ 6:00 – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Armed Forces Reserve Center, 13613 40th Avenue NE, Marysville, WA 98271

Respectfully,
1st Lt Rodney Greenwood
Arlington Composite Squadron Commander
Emergency Services Officer
Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary
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 NEW ANNOUNCEMENT 

 Registration Deadline Approaches - Ammia; 20-Mile Road March on 13-14 AUG 22 at JBLM-McCord Field 

You are invited to participate in McChord Composite Squadron's annual 20-Mile Road March being held 13-14 August 2022 at JBLM-McChord Field. The registration deadline (10 August 2022) is less than 2-weeks away and spaces are limited.
Accompanied by active duty military mentors, this challenging two-day event leads cadets and senior members on a 20-mile tactical road march which provides members with many opportunities to learn and practice leadership, mentorship, navigation, community service, and team building skills.
Sure, marching 20 miles might sound like a "not fun" activity but it's not all marching. In fact, it's very little "marching" and more like walking and talking and having fun as the miles pass beneath your feet. At the half-way point, the group will complete an important public service project before setting up camp and preparing for the next day's road march finale.
If interested, you must hurry as space is filling quickly and pre-registration is required. Please see the attached PDF announcement for packing list and additional details. To simplify the application process, this road march event has been pre-approved by all three WAWG Group Commanders, eliminating the need for you to collect their signatures on your CAPF 60-81 application.
For those traveling from distant units, overnight lodging at JBLM is being planned for Friday 12 AUG 2022. If you want to take advantage of the Friday night lodging, please contact Maj Victoria Wonser (victoria.wonser@wawg.cap.gov) to coordinate.
Cost to participate is $30 which includes all expenses, t-shirt, food, fuel, etc.
Registration and payment website:
https://wawgcap.regfox.com/mcchord-composite-squadron-20-mile-road-march/
NOTE: After submitting your registration, you will probably be directed to a hotel reservation web page... please ignore that page as it's something left over from a previous Wing Conference that we can't figure out how to remove.
Once you're registered, you only need to bring the items mentioned on the attached flyer and MOST IMPORTANTLY be sure to bring your squadron's guidon flag (not your unit's big parade flag, but their swallow-tail guidon flag) so that your squadron is proudly represented during the road march. Please contact me directly if you have guidon-related questions.
If you've already registered and received your registration confirmation, then it's time to start packing and stand by for further communications.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Maj Michael W. Moore
National Recruiting & Retention Manager
WAWG Southwest Group Deputy Commander
Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary
(M) 206.708.4497
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 NEW ANNOUNCEMENT 

 Cadet Advisory Council Applications Open 1-31 AUG 22

I'm pleased to announce that applications for the Cadet Advisory Council's 2022-2023 Term will be open starting on 1 August.
Wing CAC officers and Region CAC Representative applications close 15 August
Wing CAC representative applications close 30 August
The upcoming term runs from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023.
All current-term CAC positions will automatically expire on 30 September 2022 each year if no action is taken.
Read more and APPLY FOR CAC today!
The WAWG Cadet Programs Team manages a wing-wide application process for all cadets who want to participate on CAC, and all positions are open to applications every term.
Applications will then be sent to the appropriate commanders during a rolling selection window.
Our goal is to make CAC appointments as easy as possible for cadets and commanders, and to have the council organized and ready for a strong start to the term.
Cadets, this is your best chance to raise your hand, raise your voice, and help build, influence, and improve your program at a higher level!
Thank you all, and best of luck with your applications.
Cadet Advisory Council representatives develop their leadership skills while advising their commanders on ways to improve the cadet program at the group, wing, region, or national level. The CAC is the cadets' opportunity to influence senior CAP leaders, improve cadet life, and increase their leadership effectiveness.
The Washington Wing Cadet Advisory Council serves three primary purposes:
Provides a forum where cadets gain leadership experience at the wing level.
Aid the wing commander in monitoring and implementing the Cadet Program.
Make recommendations to the wing commander for improving and running the Cadet Program.
The Wing CAC meets at least once per quarter, but also work on projects, proposals and in smaller committees between meetings. Meetings are usually in-person, at WAWG Conferences, and via phone or video conference at other times.
In WAWG, each unit is represented directly on the Wing CAC, and there are no group-level CACs. In lieu of group-level CAC's, the Wing CAC has standing committees for each group, and group commanders are encouraged to seek their advice when appropriate.
v/r,
Maj John Hughes
Washington Wing Director of Cadet Programs
Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

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 NEW ANNOUNCEMENT 

 URGENT - Registration for Presentation on History of 20th Century Cryptography before the Coming of Computers

As part of the Green Darner 3 Advanced Cyber Education Camp, our guest speaker, Mike Koss, will present the "History of 20th Century Cryptography Before the Coming of Computers". As part of the presentation, Mr Koss will display a few cryptography artefacts such as a World War II German Enigma Machine. This presentation is open to CAP cadets and senior members and will be held on Wednesday 3 August 2022 from 15:30 / 3:30 pm to 17:30 / 5:30 pm, at the Washington Air National Guard Auditorium on the Joint-Base Lewis McChord.
Due to limited seating allowance, it will be on the first come first served basis. You will receive a confirmation by email on whether you will be able to attend or not. Please sign up as early as possible and no later than 23:59 / 11:59pm on Tuesday 2 August 2022 so that we can provide a roster to the Air National Guards. The exact address will be provided in the response email.

To access the base, please use the exit 125 on I5 then go to the McChord Visitor Center gate. You will need to present your CAP or military ID card along with a government issued ID such as a driving license. Arrive no later than 15:30 the latest so that we can guide you to the auditorium.
PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS:
- Be an active CAP cadet or Senior Member, a military or former military member with military card
- Have parental or guardianship permission signed and submitted at registration (CAPF 60-80) for cadets
If you are interested in attending, please register at the following link: https://forms.gle/94i4dY61PhykWmDB8
For any question or concern, please contact Maj Sylvie Kacmarcik at sylvie.kacmarcik@wawg.cap.gov
Best regards,
-Sylvie Kacmarcik
Dr. Sylvie Giral Kacmarcik, Major, CAP

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 NEW ANNOUNCEMENT 

 WAMA Staff Extension til the 7th

Good evening Washington Wing,
With the recent events of our emails not going through, we have decided to extend the WAMA 2022 - 2023 staff applications till the 7th.
You have 4 days to apply to the following positions.
Cadet Deputy Commander (C/2d Lt or Higher)
Cadet 1st Sergeant (C/MSgt - C/CMSgt)
Cadet Public Affairs NCO/Officer (C/Sra or Higher)
Cadet Communications NCO/Officer (C/Sra or Higher)
Cadet mission support NCO/Officer (C/Sra or Higher)
Cadet DFAC lead NCO/Officer (Ssgt or Higher)


The link to apply is here: https://forms.gle/1qTVhkiwAHzGgy3z8

Again, Washington All Mission Academy is an exciting and fun activity that allows you, your wingman, and the cadet program to expand.
The new set deadline to apply is August 7th at 23:59.
Thank you all.
Very Respectfully,
C/Lt Col Jaciano Jantz
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 NEW ANNOUNCEMENT 

 Arlington SkyFest - Registration is Now Open
On Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 6:11:29 PM UTC-7 Maj Thomas Wittenberg wrote:
Dear WAWG:
Registration is now OPEN for the Arlington SkyFest (Formally AFI or Arlington Fly-In). We need volunteers (both Senior Members and Cadets) for this weekend activity.
Dates: 19-21 AUG 2022
Below is the link to the WAWG activity page where you can find additional information, as well as the "Register Now!" button.
https://wawg.cap.gov/activities/skyfest
Below is a link to the SkyFest site, which describes the weekend's activities which CAP will be supporting.
https://www.arlingtonskyfest.com/
Both the Senior and Cadet staff have been hard at work planning. But we need volunteers to help fill positions.
We still have some key positions to fill, including:
Dining and Facilities. We have access to a full, commercial kitchen this year for meal prep! (Lead officer, support officers Cadets needed)
Training Officers (Senior Members). Needed for overall mission support and cadet programs.
Flight Line Supervisor (Senior Members only. Must be Current FLS in SQTRs) Reports to Flight Line Director.
Flight Line Marshall (SM's and Cadets). Must be in Training status or Active per Operation SQTR's. Both Sat and Sun. marshalling
Recruiting / Aerospace Education. (Need 1 more SM and cadets).
Public Affairs (Senior Member and Cadets): Let's get our pictures out there and posted to the world on our WAWG social media sites.
Mission Support (Cadets and SM's): We have a broad spectrum of support needed, with the main emphasis on supporting Saturday's mission of guiding vehicles into their parking area and providing support for base operations. For Sunday's family day, we're looking for talented members who want to work with the young kids in our community. Face painting, bouncy houses, flight simulators, build & paint-a-plane are just some of the other tasks being asked of CAP.
On both days, we'll have our recruiting trailer set up with the opportunity to work with our AE Officer for any AEX activities (like stomp rockets). This is our opportunity to show the community who we are.
Please consider supporting this activity while having some fun, watching an airshow, a balloon glow and a drone swarm. There will also be a military parade, a car show plus many other displays.
Sign up today!
Regards,
Maj Thomas Wittenberg, CAP
Arlington SkyFest 2022 Commander
(C) 425.407.2526

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 NEW ANNOUNCEMENT 

 DFAC Director Needed for SkyFest 2022
SkyFest planning is well underway with activity approval expected soon. We are still in need of a Dining and Facilities Director for the activity.
Date: 19-21 AUG 2022
Where: Arlington, WA

Why: You'll get full access to the Armed Forces Reserve Center's commercial kitchen (orientation and food worker card needed)
It's a quick event with snacks on Friday evening, hot breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday. Lunches will be prepped and transported to the activity (4 miles away). Saturday dinner TBD if served at the reserve center or airport. Sunday is easy...pizza!
That's the preliminary plan. Please email thomas.wittenberg@wawg.cap.gov if you're interested in taking on this really fun and rewarding experience.
Regards,
Major Thomas Wittenberg, CAP
Operations Officer
(C) 425.407.2526

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 REMINDER ANNOUNCEMENT 

  WAWG GREEN DARNER 3 CYBER EDUCATION CAMPS - STANDARD & ADVANCED LEVELS 
The webpage and registration forms for the Washington Wing Green Darner 3 Cyber Education Camps (Standard & Advanced Levels) are now available at:
The Advanced Level Green Darner 3 Cyber Education Camp will take place the week of 1-5 August 2022.
The camps are open to all active CAP members and will be held in-person at the Washington Wing Headquarters on JBLM (307 Pitsenbarger Blvd, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98438).
Registration cost is $125 for students and $115 for staff.

For more information, consult the website listed above, or email the Camp Director, Maj Sylvie Kacmarcik, at sylvie.kacmarcik@wawg.cap.gov
Best regards,
-Sylvie Kacmarcik
Dr. Sylvie Giral Kacmarcik, Major, CAP
National AE Volunteer Team - Cyber Education Coordinator
Pacific Region - AE Cyber Education Officer
Washington Wing - Director of Aerospace Education
Washington Wing - CyberPatriot Coordinator
Washington Wing - Cyber Education Training Leader & Instructor
Washington Wing - Green Darner Summer Cyber Education Camp Director & Instructor
Washington All Missions Academy - Aerospace/STEM/Cyber Education Officer

 REMINDER ANNOUNCEMENT 
 2022 National Conference 

Greetings CAP Member,

  • Don’t forget to consider these high-powered pre-conference sessions (priced at a low $20 per one-day workshop). Highlights include:
  1. G-1000 Workshop (Wednesday)
  2. Health Services Officer Workshop (Thursday)
  3. Volunteer University Basic Instructor Course (Thursday)

Help Make “The Hangar” Your Own

The Hangar isn’t just the place where we’ll have sponsor tables, discovery sessions, and office hours with NHQ staff.

  • It’s also a place where you can show off your unit. Bring your unit patch and pin it to our Patch Wall. Let’s see how many units and wings we can represent  on the wall. Afterward, the patches will be donated to the CAP Historian for inclusion in CAP’s official collection. What a wonderful way to share your love for your unit.
  • It’s a place to relax and play a game. We’ll have several games for your enjoyment. Play a round of checkers or chess, enjoy a round of gin rummy with our “giant” card deck, have a go with our corn hole set, or enjoy some of our  other games.
  • Have a seat and catch up with friends and colleagues. We’ll have some free tables and high-tops so you can have an impromptu conversation or meeting among the “Hangar buzz.”

Click here to go to the National Conference Registration site for 

more information on how to register.

CAP National Staff

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 REMINDER ANNOUNCEMENT 

SKYFEST 2022 - Now accepting applications for Senior Member Staff
Senior Members: Thank you to those who have submitted applications thus far. We still have a lot of positions that need filling 
to support this activity. This is a reminder to get those applications 
in as soon as possible, please. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you!
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SENIOR MEMBERS (2nd announce)
FROM: THOMAS WITTENBERG, 2022 SKYFEST COMMANDER
SUBJECT: Applications for 2022 SkyFest (Formally Arlington Fly-In) Senior Member Staff
Senior Member applications for ALL positions at SkyFest 2022 are now open. The activity date is 20-21 AUG 2022 in Arlington, WA.
Applications for Prime/Directors positions should be submitted by 7 MAY 2022.
Applicants must submit a cover letter and résumé to Major Thomas Wittenberg. The résumé can be brief but should include relevant CAP or job experience for the position(s) you are applying for.
a. SUBJECT LINE: SkyFest 2022 SM Application
b. Your cover letter should address what position(s) you are applying for, why you want those position(s), and why you should be chosen for those positions(s) for SkyFest. If the position requires you to have SQTR qualifications, state if you are ACTIVE, TRAINING or intend to be ACTIVE by the activity.
Dates of Activity: 20-21 AUG 2022. Pre-activity check-in for staff on 19 AUG 2022 (tentative). Planning meeting dates to be announced.
Attached are the descriptions for the positions available. If you are unclear about a position or want additional information, do not hesitate to contact me via email. Please include “SkyFest” in the Subject line. 5. Positions include: Deputy Commander / XO
a. Commandant for Cadets
b. Safety Officer (Prime & Assistant)
c. Administration / Personnel Officer
d. Finance Officer
e. Flight Line Director (Will also be FLS during activity)
f. Flight Line Supervisor (FLS)
g. Flight Line Marshall (FLM)
h. Logistics and Supply Officer
i. Transportation Officer
j. DFAC Supervisor (Dining Facilities)
k. DFAC Team
l. Public Affairs Officer
m.Health Services Officer (Prime and Assistant)
n. Tactical Officers (will need multiple officers. Great starting position for new SMs)
o. Recruiting Officer (Prime and Assistant)
p. Aerospace Education Officer
q. Communications Officer
This is a great opportunity for Senior Members, especially ones new to CAP, to gain experience in a short duration, major activity.
Scope of activity:
SkyFest (Formally Arlington Fly-In) is a public, recreational aviation event and will run back-to-back with Arlington Airport Community Day on the weekend of 20-21 AUG 2022.
Saturday (20th) will consist of SkyFest/Fly-In/airshow activities. Similar to 2021, SkyFest is considerably pared back from previous AFI activity, mainly due to COVID restrictions last year but also due 
to the success of the re-structured 2021 format. This is a drive-in style event for the community. Meaning, spectators/guests park in 
the airfield observation area to watch the airshow, browse vendor tents, visit static displays and enjoy the food trucks. CAP’s main scope of work is:
Guiding of private vehicles to the show observations areas.
Flight Line duties, including marshaling of aircraft to aircraft parking including display aircraft and performing aircraft.
Recruiting: As we will be in the public’s eye, this will be a great opportunity to talk to the public to tell the CAP story and find prospective members.
Miscellaneous tasks for SkyFest management, as approved by activity Commander or Deputy Commander.
Base Operations: Administrative work
DFAC: Providing snacks, lunch, dinner and hydration during the activity.
Sunday (21st) will consist of Airport Community Day. Similar to past years, Community Day’s main attraction to young families attending are the Young Eagle volunteer flights, flight simulators, bouncy houses, face painting, music, crafting and static aircraft displays. CAP’s main scope of work is:
Flight Line duties: marshaling of Young Eagle flights in and out of 
the area of operation for ride hops.
AEX / Recruiting: This will be day 2 of being in the public’s eye. 
 Past years we’ve had crafting projects, stomp rockets, etc. It has also been a feeder activity of prospects to local units.
Kid’s activity areas: assist as needed for the above-mentioned activities.
Post-event tear down: Lots of help is needed to collect cones, dismantle pop-up shelters, etc..
DFAC: Providing breakfast, lunch, snacks and hydration during 
the activity.
The intent is to make this an overnight activity so that CAP members from all around WAWG can attend. This will include Saturday night but possibly Friday night also. I’m working to reserve classrooms for billeting, an activity hall for briefing/Ops center/formations, and the DFAC kitchen at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Marysville, WA.
Regards,
Major Thomas Wittenberg, CAP
SkyFest 2022 Commander
U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

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 TRAINING BEYOND CAP ANNOUNCEMENT 

 


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 TRAINING BEYOND CAP ANNOUNCEMENT 

During last year’s Hurricane Ida event, hundreds of CAP members were able to support the response by taking part in crowdsourced imagery-based damage assessments for FEMA. Over the past several months, FEMA and the CAP Geospatial Team have updated the Damage Assessment tool that will be used this year, and the training associated with it from the lessons learned.


If you are interested in supporting similar events again this year, you will need to complete the required training. It involves 4 modules and will take between 2 - 6 hours to complete. Beyond the basic knowledge-based lessons and quizzes, you will need to conduct practice assessments and be graded against them using the actual tool.

All CAP members can sign up. If you complete the training, you can be involved in supporting a disaster response (hurricane, fires, tornadoes, floods, etc.) if called upon to help.


To sign up, please click on the following link: Geospatial Damage Assessments Training | FEMA Geospatial Resource Center
https://gis-fema.hub.arcgis.com/pages/geospatial-da-training


If you do not already have an account you will need to create one. Please only submit one account request. It may take a day to receive your login information, so please be patient. If you do not receive your login after a day or two, please e-mail fema_dmg_assmnts@cap.gov for assistance.

Once you've completed the first 3 modules, it may take some time before the damage assessment module is sent to you. After completing the assessments and passing, a final completion email will be sent.

For additional training, please consider joining the CAP Geospatial Community of Interest (COI), on the National homepage (link). You will be added to the COI and can ask questions in the FEMA Damage Assessment Training channel and can collaborate your peers. It will also be where all major disaster damage assessment responses will be conducted from.

Very Respectfully,

Maj Khoi Duong, CAP
Emergency Services Officer, Washington Wing
(C) 206-579-2119
Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary
http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com
http://wawg.cap.gov

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