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, December 8, 2022 ⋅ 6:00 – 8:00 pm

WHERE: Armed Forces Reserve Center, 13613 40th Avenue NE, Marysville, WA 98271


I hope you are all well and getting geared up for the Christmas season.

We have 3 meetings remaining for this year and they will go fast.
This week will be PT style TBX games. If you have a favorite game you like to play please pass that along up your chain.

UOD will be workout style pants or shorts along with the Squadron Black T-Shirt. Please remember to bring water.

I will be pulling members aside this week so please make sure you are able to log into eServices. So you will need to remember your password. If you don't remember your password please take the time now to reset your password so that if you are called upon we can get into your account.

We are still looking for volunteers for this Saturday to help at the reserve centre. If we can get 5-6 Cadets or Senior Members to help that would be great. I may not be available this weekend as we are to get snow but that can change.

National Special Activities are officially open for the summer. If you are looking for new and fun experiences please take a look at what is out there. The website is National Cadet Special Activities. There are a lot of great opportunities and funding available so let's get out there.

Also, we need more volunteers for help with wreaths across america. If you are at all interested to come out for a few hours on Dec 17th I need to know as soon as possible. The van is available to drive to the activity so all you'll need to do is get to the reserve centre.

Last but not least. We need you to sign up for our holiday potluck. I have fixed the link to allow you to enter the item you wish to bring. If you can fill that out it will help us with the organization of who is bringing what. Holiday Potluck

I look forward to seeing everyone Thursday.

If you have any questions please send it up your chain of command. 


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 

 093 Holiday Party & Potluck on 12/22

Greetings 093!!!
The year is coming to a close so let us celebrate our accomplishments as a unit and bring in some holiday cheer!

Thursday December 22, 2022 meeting will be our annual holiday party. This means we're putting aside our training and uniforms so that we can have an evening of food, fun and games. Uniform of the day is civilian attire. Dress comfortably or blitz it up. Your choice.

Food: This will be potluck style, I have created a POTLUCK SIGN UP for everyone to list an item they would like to bring. This allows for different items. Please feel free to bring an appetizer, main dish, salad, side dish or desert items. We will also fire up the coffee urn. If you can please have the item selected by Thursday December 15th for planning purposes.

Activities for the evening will include:
White elephant (or not) gift exchange. Although participation is not required, it is encouraged and a lot of fun. Spend no more than $10 on the gift. Let's see how creative you can be to find something fun to add to the pile. How it works: participants sit in a circle with the gifts in the middle. I blow a whistle and it is a mad dive for gifts. KIDDING! I will randomly select who will get to open the first gift. You must open the gift upon selecting it (no shaking of packages). You then place the gift in front of you. Working clock-wise, the next person can either steal an opened gift or select a new one from the pile. There is a 3 steal limit on a gift. It's always fun to see what gifts get stolen the most. If you'd like to participate but need financial assistance, please email me. We'll help you out!
Music: We'll have some fun music playing for sure. Perhaps we'll see a challenge form for a dance off?
Ugly Sweater Contest: If you'd like to participate, wear that ugly sweater. Best in show gets a special prize.
Games! Your cadet staff will be planning some games to play. --

Respectfully,
1st Lt Rodney Greenwood, CAP
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 NEW ANNOUNCEMENT 

 2023 Cadet Competition - Preliminary Details and Call for Staff 

Greetings Washington Wing,
I am excited to announce that we have a date set for the 2023 Washington Wing Cadet Competition! Preliminary details are below:


Who: Any unit* in Washington Wing who can field a team of 6 cadets that have completed Achievement 1 and 2 seniors who have completed CPP.
*Up to 2 units may join together to form a team, per CAPP 60-75 1-2c
When: February 24-26, 2023
Where: Armed Forces Reserve Center - Marysville, 13613 40th Ave NE, Marysville, WA 98271
Cost: Still TBD, will have soon
What: All Cadet Competition events, as well as at least one or two electives designed to enhance the cadet experience and have fun!

Additional information is available on the website - wawg.cap.gov/cadet-competition

At this time, I am seeking units to register and staff to support the activity.

Unit registration - Whoever the point of contact will be (team commander or senior escort), please go to this Google Form and fill out the information: https://forms.gle/f3yUvRGxRWUaNgoY9
Unit registration will be open from now through 12/31/2022.

Staff Interest - Please email cadet-competition@wawg.cap.gov with a resume / preference for position. Reference CAPP 60-75, 1-8 for details on these positions. The following positions are available:
Safety Officer - SM Only
DFAC Officer - SM Only
Scorekeeper - SM Only
Judges (x8) - SM with strong knowledge of cadet programs, uniform wear, drill and ceremonies. Phase IV cadets are welcome to apply as well.
Public Affairs - SM or Cadet, C/SSgt or above
Cadet Adjutant - C/2d Lt or above
Mission Staff Assistants (x2) - C/SSgt or above
DFAC Team (x2) - C/SSgt or above

Support staff applications will also close at the end of the year (12/31/22).

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have. This is a great experience for all involved, so I strongly encourage as many units as possible to come to the competition!
Cordially,
1st Lt Kieran Ratayczak
Washington Wing Cadet Competition Director
Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

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 NEW ANNOUNCEMENT 

 UDF Task Evaluations!!  

10 DEC 22 @ Arlington

Hello!
I am pleased to offer a "piggy back" event to the sUAS Rodeo on 10 December!

All attendees MUST have their 101 Card ON THEIR PERSON and UDF SQTR signed off by Squadron CC/ES officer for Familiarization and Preparatory Training (this is a box in the SQTR)
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE ATTENDED THE GSAR ACADEMY TO PARTICIPATE!

GSARA 2022 Alumni - these items should finish your UDF qualification!

***If you would like to attend, reply to teresia.sayler@wawg.cap.gov so we may have a good headcount.

WHAT: UDF Task EVALUATIONS - see specific list below - NO others are guaranteed
WHEN: 10 Dec 2022 1000-1500 hours
WHERE: Arlington Sq HQ - Armed Forces Reserve Center, 13613 40th Ave NE, Marysville, WA 98271
Cost: $0
Bring your own lunch & water

Tasks to be Evaluated:

Task O-0213 (Convert between Map & Compass Azimuths) - This will be our first task of the day and you will be given FULL instruction prior to Eval.
Task O-0214 (Determine and plot an azimuth on a map)

Task O-0220 (Move from point to point in a vehicle using a map)

Task O-0303 (Deactivate a distress beacon)

Task O-0304 (Triangulate on a distress beacon signal)

Task O-0218 (Locate own position on a map using terrain association)

Review your task guides to prepare. If unclear on the content please find an experienced person to prep you IN ADVANCE.
Come prepared with the knowledge and personal equipment to be evaluated on this day. The evaluators will provide maps, PELT, DF equipment and testing materials.
There will be some practical and potentially some written demonstrations/testing. If you have the knowledge, you'll be fine.
Do not count on any refresher instruction (with the exception of Task O-0213). Do NOT assume there will be any extra compass, writing utensils or paper. This is part of your personal Equipment!
Dress for and have provisions for weather, as practical demonstrations will be held out of doors. Have SAFETY vests. 24 hour packs are encouraged so you are not missing anything you need. You're gonna get wet!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.ev

Lt Col Teresia Sayler, CAP

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 NEW ANNOUNCEMENT 

 Wreaths Across America Help


I hope you are all doing well and your thanksgiving was filled with good eats.

I wanted to let everyone know that there is an opportunity to place wreaths at the cemetery in Monroe on December 17th, 2022. from 0800 until finished. I would expect it to be a few hours.

If you are available to help please let me know as soon as possible so that I can have a head count by December 12th. We can take our van so a ride isn't a problem until it fills up. so please respond if you are able.

I can give you more details once you let me know if you are coming or not.

Respectfully,

1st Lt Rodney Greenwood, CAP

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 REMINDER ANNOUNCEMENT 

 WAWG sUAS Rodeo Arlington 10 DEC 22

All WAWG CAP members are invited to attend the 1st sUAS Rodeo.
This will be a fun competition to test your UAS flying skill in a timed and scored event.
No experience necessary. We will instruct everyone how to fly the course and take pictures with CAP drones or you can use your own.
The event will start at 10:00 and go until 15:00. Location is Armed Forces Reserve Center, 13613 40th Ave NE, Marysville, WA 98271
When you sign up you will be given time to report for instructions. There will be a new group starting at the top of every hour. The complete time to complete the instruction, practice and competition will take 1.5 to 2 hours
Requirements:
Cadets must have completed their Curry and have a complete CAP uniform.
Seniors must have completed Level 1 and have a complete Corporate, ABU, or AF style uniform (no flight suits).

If you would like to attend, reply to carl.wiley@wawg.cap.gov with the time of day you would like to be scheduled for.
I will acknowledge your request and either approve the time requested or offer another time if that slot is already full.

Best regards,

Capt Carl Wiley

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 REMINDER ANNOUNCEMENT 
 HAB Launch is GO 
Heads up! (literally)

According to our HAB Challenge Project Director, Capt Bob Roberts, we are a “go” for launch for Saturday! The weather is looking very nice as we move closer to Saturday (low winds, good temp, low precipitation %). Hopefully all will remain in this status!

The launch event will start live-streaming at 1030 ET from Capt Roberts’s Aerospace YouTube channel.
The direct streaming link is https://youtu.be/soL5HH_0Pw4

Each team will be notified on which balloon your capsules will be launched so you can track your team’s balloon during the event.
Attending virtually from the FLWG will be Col Joe Kittinger, our HAB Challenge Ambassador.

Lt Col Russell Garlow
Arlington Squadron AEO
Assistant DAE, Washington Wing
Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary
(C) 425-309-2113
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 REMINDER ANNOUNCEMENT 

 Measure the ROI OF YOU

Measuring ROI is an understandably daunting, yet necessary, task as the scope of a government affairs team’s work spans across a diverse body of stakeholders, government officials, and beyond.

That’s why we’re excited to virtually host ~400 clients and friends at our live webinar on strategies and best practices to quantify and demonstrate state government affairs impact.

Join us this week for 45 minutes to learn about:6 strategies to measure ROI
Peer-proven best practices and examples
Ways to define informative and actionable metrics

REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR
One Thomas Circle NW, 6th Floor
Washington District of Columbia 20005

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 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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 TRAINING BEYOND CAP ANNOUNCEMENT 

 


FAPA Pilot Job Fair & Future Pilot Forum
December 10, 2022 | Phoenix
FAPA Pilot Job Fair & Future Pilot Forum
See all event details:
FAPA Pilot Job Fairs
FAPA Future Pilot Forums

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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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