Record 13 Civil Air Patrol teams advance to Round 3
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Civil Air Patrol‟s cyber defense dominance continues with a record number of Civil Air Patrol teams scoring high enough to compete next month in Round 3 of CyberPatriot
Nogales Media Coverage of Wreaths Across America
The Nogales International has published an article about local Wreaths Across America (WAA) ceremonies. Click the link below to read the article about the first WAA event to be held in Nogales.
Astronomy Club Shows Off the Stars to Civil Air Patrol
On October 22, the Little Colorado River Valley Astronomy Club invited the cadets of Show Low Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol to enjoy a night of education and observation. Astronomy Club members presented educational programs to the cadets about coordinate systems, telescope design, telescope mounts, astronomy planning and a basic orientation of the sky. The club then provided 8 telescopes for viewing and observation. Among other sights, the cadets were able to see a satellite reflect sunlight, a comet and Jupiter and several of its moons.
The Little Colorado River Valley Astronomy Club meets twice a month. One meeting is an indoor meeting at EWS Hobby in Show Low and the other is an outdoor observation meeting. The club has approximately 25 members and is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the enjoyment and education of astronomy and related subjects to members and the general public. The club is interested in promoting astronomy in the schools by providing an educational program similar to that presented to the Civil Air Patrol Cadets. Anyone interested in the club or in arranging for an educational program can visit their web site at LCRVAC.org.
First ever 501 FTX
On Nov 18, 19 and 20th, the cadets of the Lake Havasu City Composite squadron put on their first FTX. Members from Deer Valley 302 joined them for 3 days of training for a learning and fun environment. The cadets got to fine tune their ELT searching skills, build fires, and build desert shelters with only what could be found in nature, and their 24 hour pack. Everyone got to eat good food cooked up by the 501 Squadron Commander. All the cadets had fun and learned the value of team work, team building by working together on an endurance course on the second day and performing tasks in a timed event. Of the 2 flights that attended, bravo was the overall winner, but everyone did a great job. Next year will be bigger and better.
Capt Joel Cosmano CAP
Arizona Govenor Issues CAP Proclamation
In recognition of Civil Air Patrol's 70th Anniversary, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has issued an official Proclamation. The Proclamation "commends CAP for it's "Mission for America" and it's outstanding cadet and aerospace programs, which annually touch the lives and ensure the safety of thousands of American citizens."
Also cited where the various Search and Rescue, Homeland Security and Air force assistant missions performed by the Civil Air Patrol.
Click here to see image of Proclamation
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