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Upcoming Events October 2016 and Beyond

posted Sep 6, 2016, 7:37 PM by Aaron Corbett   [ updated Sep 6, 2016, 7:38 PM ]
Greetings and Salutations!!!

Our Squadron calendar is filling up FAST - and we need your help to make each and every event a success!  October offers something every. single. weekend.

If you cannot participate in every activity in October, that's ok, but everyone should be able to pick at least one activity to participate in - remember, "participate actively in unit activities" is part of our Oath and a requirement for advancement within Civil Air Patrol, and these all qualify as unit activities.
There is also the additional benefit of advancing your own training and developing those leadership skills that you will be confident practicing in real world situations as you become a Dynamic American adult  - while having fun with other dynamic folks at the same time!!

October 8:  ALL MEMBERS - Culpeper AirFest
The Culpeper Airport has been so very gracious and generous with supporting our squadron.  This is our one big chance every year to give back to them and assist them.  Please make sure you're available.

The Culpeper Air Fest 2016 features the world's only Harrier, aerobatic aircreft, and vintage airbirds. Civil Air Patrol will be assisting the Culpeper Air Fest Foundation in parking and other functions to ensure the smooth running of the airport's largest event of the year! PLEASE PARK AT EITHER EASTERN VIEW OR CULPEPER HIGH SCHOOLS. FREE SHUTTLES WILL BE AVAILABLE TO AND FROM THE AIR SHOW.

October 14-16: FOR ANY AND ALL cadets raking from Sr Airman to Chief Master Sergeant
NCOA (Non-commissioned Officer Academy)  Sign up NOW - space is limited!!   This is going to be an invaluable training and will help you learn leadership skills AND will make  the professionalism and customs and courtesies of our squadron even stronger than they are now!
The intention of the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy is to teach cadet NCOs the critical skills they need for developing their mentoring, teamwork, and leadership skills. NCOA students will get real world chances to interact with serving NCOs from the U.S. Armed Forces, team up with others on practical and theoretical leadership challenges, and develop partnerships to begin life long leadership excellence.

The intention of Drill and Cermonies School is to bring the perfection, discipline, and FUN of drill to cadets. In CAP today it is easy to forget the experience and value that drill and ceremony should bring to the Cadet Program. At DCS students will learn proper technique, terminology, common mistakes to avoid, the fun of a well-called jody, the art of innovative drill, and the skill of interpreting the drill manual, as well as a love and appreciation for drill.

Cost: $30, due October 1
Transportation: May be provided from various units across the wing to location, will be provided during activity
Meals: Provided on Saturday and Sunday, eat dinner prior to arrival on Friday
Equipment needed: to be provided with welcome letter
Emergency Phone: 540-664-4376

Uniform: BDUs

Hike Old Rag - this is a reschedule of our previously scheduled hike.  It will be an all day event, with the enjoyment of Ffll colors at the Peak of Old Rag!  

October 28-30:  ALL MEMBERS
This SAREX will be hosted by our squadron AT OUR AIRPORT!!  and will involve AIR AND GROUND ops - make sure you get your SQTRs in order.  Talk to your chain of command if you are not sure what to do, but want to advance your training in a specific area/qualification.

CAP 75th Anniversary Dinner Dance at the CAF Hanger at the Culpeper Airport.  We are hosting this event for all of group 3 so we really need all hands on deck for that one.  More details will be forthcoming - in the meantime, I am looking for any contact info for local SWING BANDS who are reasonably priced and good.

April 8-10, 2017: ALL MEMBERS 

-C/Capt. Aaron Corbett, Minuteman PAO