Announcements

 Arlington Composite Squadron Virtual Meeting Announcement 
You've Been Invited to the Arlington Composite Squadron's Virtual Meeting: 

WHEN: Thursday, March 04, 2021 ⋅ 6:00 – 8:30 pm

If you have any questions, please forward them up the chain of command. 

Respectfully, 
1st Lt Rodney Greenwood, CAP 
Squadron Commander
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Once we are back to our in-person meetings; our meeting Location will resume at:
Armed Forces Reserve Center 
13613 40th Avenue NE, Marysville, WA 98271

 REMINDER ANNOUNCEMENT 
Arlington Vaccine POD
All,
Snohomish County has received additional Pfizer Vaccine to
 extend the opening of the Arlington Airport Vaccination POD 
hours to include Saturday (2/27/21) through Monday (3/1/21). As
 a result I am in need of 4 to 6 Members to support the Arlington Airport Vaccination POD this coming Weekend (2/27/21 and 2/28/21). Openings are for both full day and half day shifts. The 
full day shift is from 0830 to 1700 each day the AM shift would 
run from 0830 to 1300 and the PM shift from 1230 to 1700.

I would like to see our squadron fulfil the need this weekend with support. This is our opportunity to show the community who we
 are and this is no greater way to support the community.

If you are available please let me know as soon as possible so 
I can forward the list of names.

Include in your email to me:
Name
CAP ID
Dates Available
Time Available (FULL DAY) (HALF DAY AM) or (HALF DAY PM)
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Respectfully,
1st Lt Rodney Greenwood, CAP
Squadron Commander
Arlington Composite Squadron
(C) 425-435-7690

 NEW ANNOUNCEMENT 
Registration is now open for the March Virtual WAMA session 
on 13 March 2021. 
Courses this month include:
Hazards in Aviation (Meteorological)
Executing the Cadet Physical Fitness Program
Basic Emergency Services Course & Exam (ES 116) More information is found on the Wing HomePage / Activities / Washington All Mission Academy.
Class sizes may be limited. Get your registration in TODAY!
Lt. Col. Keith J. Weber, CAP
Director, Administration, Personnel & Finance
Washington Wing, Civil Air Patrol
(C) 509.431.5702
(H) 509.785.7085

 REMINDER ANNOUNCEMENT 
Opportunity for Cadets interested in Writing, Photography and Video Productions -- Cascade Falcon Public Affairs Cardre
Are you a Cadet that is interested in Writing, Photography or 
Video production? Then consider serving on a Public Affairs 
Cadre at Cascade Falcon XXV in 2021!

You would be responsible for taking photos and videos, and 
working on writing news releases, newsletters and the week 
book! Another main project is creating the graduation video that 
is shared on the wing YouTube page. Take a look at prior years here productions at the links below.





We do hope to do much more with video this year to document 
the return of Cascade Falcon!

Applicants should go to http://cascadefalcon.wawg.cap.gov/ 
and follow the instructions on the “Cadet Cadre” tab. Applications are now open until Feb 28 2021.

These positions require a commitment to the Cascade Falcon program as well as the cadets you will mentor and serve 
alongside;

so please ensure you are able to commit your time and full effort 
to those you will serve as a leader. TENTATIVE dates include

(none of these dates are confirmed yet but represent current planning):

a. Cadre Selection: 20 March 21
b. Cadre training: 22 May 21 (If Covid restrictions allow)
c. Pre-Encampment: 1 July – 3 July 21
d. Encampment: 4 – 10 July 21

Prior completion of an encampment is required.

If you have questions on the duties of the Public Affairs 
Cadre, you may contact me.

Lt Col Tim Kelley, CAP
Deputy Commander
Cascade Falcon XXV
(719) 237 8894

 REMINDER ANNOUNCEMENT 
(Feb. 18) was Mars Landing Day!
Feb. 18 was a very special day in aerospace : Perseverance & 
Ingenuity are landing on Mars.
Main Job: Seek signs of ancient life and collect samples of 
rock and regolith (broken rock and soil) for possible return to Earth.
Launch: July 30, 2020
Landing: Feb. 18, 2021
Landing Site: Jezero Crater, Mars

Best regards,
Dr. Sylvie Giral Kacmarcik, Major, CAP
Washington Wing - Director of Aerospace Education
Washington Wing - CyberPatriot Coordinator
Washington Wing - Green Darner CyberCamp Director & Instructor
Washington All Missions Academy - Aerospace/STEM/Cyber Education Officer
(C) 206.356.8500

 REMINDER ANNOUNCEMENT 
NCOS Open for Student Registration
Good afternoon cadet NCOs,

The Washington Wing 2021 Virtual Cadet NCO School 
(WAWG NCOS) is open for student registration! 

 Click here to register and view this webpage to learn more.
The WAWG NCOS will focus on developing cadet NCOs' ability 
to lead online while preparing them to be successful when they return to lead in person. Cadet NCOs who are looking to improve their skills surrounding leading classes and drill, remaining organized, giving on the spot feedback, and more are highly encouraged to attend. The activity will provide an excellent opportunity for Cadet NCOs to bond with others across the wing and possibly nation.

This weekend activity will take place on 27-28 February 2021 via Zoom. Registration will close on 24 February 2021. Any cadet 
NCO in the CAP may apply though slots are limited; WAWG 
NCOs and those who apply early will be prioritized.

Please advertise this activity to members in your squadron and members that you know in other wings.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at katerina.druffner@wawg.cap.gov.

Very respectfully,

C/1st Lt Katerina Druffner, CAP
Washington Wing 2021 Virtual Non-Commissioned Officer School Cadet Commander
(C) 206.735.2710

 REMINDER ANNOUNCEMENT 
Cadet Orientation Flights
Team Washington Wing,

In consultation with our Wing Director of Operations, 
Lt Col Courtney, I'm approving us to resume Cadet 
Orientation Flights starting today.

To minimize COVID-19 exposure we would recommend:

Pilots and Cadets would be required to wear masks at all times
Only 1 Cadet will be allowed in the airplane at a time 
(the exception would be when there are 2 cadets from the same family scheduled for Orientation Flights)
The airplane will be sanitized before and after each flight making sure that the Garmin G1000 cleaning procedures for the avionics 
are followed and Cessna guidelines for cleaning non-avionics surfaces are followed. To the degree possible conduct all Cadet briefings outside so as  to minimize exposure. I think the above precautions should be sufficient and will be a step towards
 normality. Separately, I'm working with the Remobilization Team 
at NHQ to see if we can move to Phase 2 of CAP's remobilization while taking into consideration the current restrictions in our State.

Please continue to have patience as we develop a safe plan to 
move our Wing forward. Thank you for all you have been doing during this pandemic to stay safe, while continuing to advance 
your training and participation in missions as you can.

Col Shelly J Norman, CAP
Washington Wing Commander
(C) 360.520.4795

 REMINDER ANNOUNCEMENT 
Field Emergency Services Training (V-FEST)!! - Feb 27 - 
Deadline to Register was 15 Feb 21
Hello ES enthusiasts!
While we're taking a break from in person training, the FEST 
staff is happy to bring back some training for you!

You will register for FEST through the Arlington website, as in the past.

READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY.....We've added a Pack class!

27 Feb 2021 - 0900 1000 Eval/Testing - successful candidates 
will have SQTRs signed off by FEST Staff SETs

Participants will be sent a meeting invitation after registration closes.

To register and find further information on what tasks will 
be offered:

All normal minimums to participate in ES training for FEST 
include:
101 GES Card issued
SQTR for GTM3 signed off by Sq Commander - pre-reqs 
and/or training box as applicable
Cadets - Curry Award
Seniors - Level 1

Lt Col Teresia Sayler, CAP
WA Wing Emergency Services - Ground Training Officer
(C) 360.951.4030

 REMINDER ANNOUNCEMENT 
Cascade Falcon XXV Squadron Commanders Announcement
Good Evening Washington Wing,

Please join me in congratulating the following cadets, 
selected from an impressive group of applicants, who have been chosen as Cascade Falcon XXV's Squadron Commanders!

Squadron I Commander - C/Capt Josiah Bailey
Squadron II Commander - C/Capt John Weir
Squadron III Commander - C/Lt Col Julius Sjolie
Squadron IV Commander - C/Capt Caden McCall

Cadets who applied, but were not selected, for an Executive 
Cadre or Sq/CC position, will still be considered for other
 roles upon completion of the webform on the Cascade
 Falcon XXV web page. This is something we are expecting from all cadre applicants.

To access the form, click here. Once on the Cadet Cadre page, select the hyperlink “STEP 1 of 2”. This will take you to the 
Google form and allow you to answer the required questions. 
You do not have to re-submit a cover letter and resume.

As a reminder, all other staff positions are open through 
February 28, 2021. It's going to be a great encampment!

Respectfully,

C/Maj Avery Somma, CAP
Cadet Commander, Cascade Falcon XXV
Cadet Advisory Council, Recorder, Washington Wing

 REMINDER ANNOUNCEMENT 
Flight Academy Registration is 
Now Open 
Registration for our Washington Wing National Flight Academy July 20 to 31 is now open. 
Cadets must be at least 14 to apply as a glider student and 16 to apply as a power student. 
Cadets and seniors can apply to attend as staff. 
Register through eServices by: 
log on to eServices 
Cadet Programs 
Registration and Payment System 
Application 
enter your CAP ID number 
pull down to select PCR-WA-001 
pull down to select 
432 NFA WA Wing Joint Glider - Ephrata WA. (cadets) or 
431 NFA WA Wing Joint Power - Ephrata WA. (cadets) or 
433 NFA WA Wing Joint Staff - Ephrata WA 
(cadets and seniors) 
fill in the blanks on the forms and submit 
You will be put on a list. Selections will be done and announced 
later. Questions? Contact me. 
Michael Talley Major, CAP 
WA Wing Glider Program Manager 
425-359-0133 
majormiket@me.com

 REMINDER ANNOUNCEMENT 
TRAINING BEYOND CAP 
IS-0520 Course Available
With the current Pandemic situation world wide it is important to be knowledgeable about how to deal with the issue, and remain safe.
FEMA/NIMS/EMI currently is offering an on-line course titled:
IS-0520 Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas.
This course is free and takes about one hour to complete at home. CAP members that are Emergency Services qualified can have this item added to their CAP 101 card. Members that are not ES qualified can still take this on-line course and have the FEMA 
diploma added to their personnel file.
In addition to this course it is highly recommended that members also complete the FEMA Point of Distribution Course IS-026 if you are assisting in Food Bank support, or at COVID testing/vaccination sites during this current COVID Pandemic.
These two courses are free, take about an hour each to complete, and a only few minutes to upload the diploma into your training records. Contact your unit’s ES Officer for further details on adding these to your ES qualification and training card.
IS-0520 The Pandemic Awareness online course. The purpose of this FEMA course is to provide you with a general understanding of Pandemic influenzas.
The effects that a pandemic can cause on every facet of our 
society.
 Steps your organization can take to minimize a pandemic’s effect.
Explain the differences between seasonal influenza and pandemic influenza.
Relate the effects of a pandemic influenza to daily organizational operations and basic services.
Describe strategies for resolving continuity challenges presented in a pandemic situation.

Karl Moore, LtCol, CAP
PCR-WA-001
Emergency Services
(206)229-7220

 INFORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT 
Success Despite Adversity: Former Cadet Overcame Racism to Become Physician
Civil Air Patrol recognizes Black History Month by honoring the late Dr. Fabius "Jack" Fullwood Russell, an Ohio Wing cadet in the late 1940s who persevered through obstacles to achieve success.

Even though CAP was open to everyone regardless of race, the
19-year-old Youngstown Squadron member was denied admission
to the 1949 Michigan Wing summer encampment because he was
an African American. He wrote President Harry S. Truman, who
had desegregated the U.S. military.

The cadet received a reply from the White House assuring him that "the President has a deep personal interest in seeing to it that persons like yourself are not denied an opportunity to join in
activities that are shared by other citizens."

After a U.S. Air Force career that included intelligence gathering, Russell became the nation's first African American osteopathic radiologist and practiced both radiology and general practice medicine in Michigan.

Throughout his life, Russell lived by the CAP core values he
learned as a teenager. His was truly a life of service.

Learn More About Dr. Russell

 INFORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT 
The Story of DOC the Last 
Restored B-29 
One of the glory aircraft at the end of WWII. An absolutely amazing piece of aviation! 
https://mortefontainevillage.pagespersoorange.fr/marcbrecy
/b29.html 
Michael Talley Major, CAP 
425-359-0133
majormiket@me.com

 INFORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT 
Washington Wing Cadet 
Events & Opportunities

 INFORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT 
Building Engines for the B-29 
The link below is for a WW2 video showing a new plant built just 
to manufacture the Wright R-3350 engines for the B-29. 
https://youtu.be/_t3akMEm9bI 
Many new production facilities like this one were built almost overnight to support the massive WW2 war effort. The R-3350 engines were used after the war to power the Lockheed 
Constellation and Douglas DC-7 airliners. 
Michael Talley Major, CAP 
425-359-0133 
majormiket@me.com

 INFORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT 
All, 
If you are following Mr. Manly and his amazing videos...
this is really exciting technology; it will be like unwrapping
 a present from outer space! 
cid:9A18312A-A445-4805-8F77-524A881DDED9 
Lt Col Russell Garlow, CAP 
(C) 425-876-5594

 INFORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT 
Happy Birthday, Civil Air Patrol 
Civil Air Patrol's Iowa Wing joins other CAP units across the 
 nation today in observing the organization’s 79th anniversary. 
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has proclaimed Dec.1 as “Civil Air
 Patrol Day” to mark the organization’s 79th anniversary and recognize the value that CAP volunteer members provide the 
state through emergency services, cadet programs and
 aerospace education. The city of Cedar Rapids will likewise 
proclaim “Civil Air Patrol Day” at its City Council meeting today, 
said Col. Jonathan Lartigue, Iowa Wing commander. Similar proclamations have been made by the mayors of Dubuque, 
Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Burlington, he said. CAP was founded Dec.1, 1941, by a group of aviation enthusiasts and private pilots 
who wanted to donate their time and aircraft to protect the nation’s coastlines and perform other critical civil defense missions. Their wartime volunteer service was recognized with a Congressional 
Gold Medal in 2014. More About 'Civil Air Patrol Day' 
Observances in Iowa 

 REMINDER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT 
Growing the Pilot Population Through the AOPA Flight Training Scholarship Program 
Take advantage of AOPA’s scholarship program—over $1 
million in awards—or pass along this information to someone you know is passionate about learning to fly or wants to earn
 an advanced rating. 
Multiple scholarship opportunities are available to AOPA members, including: 
80 exceptional aviation-minded high school students will each be awarded $10,000 to pursue a private, sport, or recreational pilot certificate. 
teachers dedicated to advancing aviation education in the 
classroom by teaching the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Curriculum are eligible to apply for this scholarship, which can be used to earn a private, sport, or recreational certificate. 
3. AOPA Primary Training Scholarships: Multiple scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $7,500, will be awarded to members ages 
16 and up to help fund the cost of training for a private pilot, sport pilot, or recreational pilot certificate. 
4. AOPA Advanced Rating Scholarships: Multiple scholarships, ranging from $3,000 to $10,000, will be awarded to outstanding member pilots with career aspirations seeking an Instrument, Commercial, CFI, CFII, or MEI rating.
The deadline to submit all scholarship application materials, 
including recommendation letters and transcripts, is 
February 14, 2021, 11:59 p.m. (EST).

 REMINDER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT 
The CyberStart America 2021 Workshop Sponsored by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation
Nationalcyberscholarship.org
$2 million in Cybersecurity Scholarships, Very Cool Hands-On Experiential Learning, and How to Build a Cybersecurity Skill set 
for College and Career Success
This is the only workshop planned for this winter that will answer four questions students often ask about cybersecurity: 
What do I need to learn to get a good job in cybersecurity? 
Is there a way to find out if I have the aptitude to do well? 
Are there scholarships available?
Where should I apply to college if I want to maximize my 
chances of getting a good job? 
Plus, a demonstration of the CyberStart Game by the game’s creator, James Lyne. See first-hand how students can discover an aptitude, and passion for cyber security. Playing the Game they 
can develop incredible skills to maximize their chances of 
winning scholarships, and slingshot into this fascinating career defending our future digital borders. Find out how with gamified learning they can make and break codes, find and fix flaws 
cyber criminals use against businesses every day, and learn a
bout cyber security jobs and ethics at the same time. But best 
of all whilst having fun! 

Best regards, 
Dr. Sylvie Giral Kacmarcik, Major, CAP 
Washington Wing - Director of Aerospace Education 
Washington Wing - CyberPatriot Coordinator 
Washington Wing - Green Darner CyberCamp Director & Instructor 
Washington All Missions Academy - Aerospace/STEM/Cyber Education Officer 
(C) 206.356.8500