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Call for nominations for the 2017 "Of the Year" awards!

posted Sep 28, 2017, 9:16 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Sep 28, 2017, 10:02 PM ]

Call for nominations for the 2017 "Of the Year" awards!

Any member can nominate another member! 

Nominations due 1 November 2017!

Do you know an outstanding CAP volunteer that should be recognized for their outstanding work in one (or more) of the following award categories? 


Aerospace Education
  • Aerospace Education Officer Of The Year
  • Aerospace Education Teacher Of The Year
  • Air Force Association’s (AFA) Aerospace Education Cadet of the Year Award
  • Frank G. Brewer-Civil Air Patrol Memorial Aerospace Awards:
    • Category I – Civil Air Patrol Cadet
    • Category II – Civil Air Patrol Senior Member
    • Category III – Individual/Organization (non-CAP)
    • Category IV – Lifetime Achievement
Cadet Programs 
  • Cadet Programs Officer Of The Year
  • Cadet Of The Year
  • Unit Cadet Commander Of The Year
  • Cadet NCO Of The Year
  • DDR Member of the Year Award
Chaplain Program
  • Squadron Chaplain of the Year Award
  • Unit Character Development Instructor of the Year
Communications
  • Senior Communicator Of The Year
  • Cadet Communicator Of The Year
Historian
  • Washington Wing Unit Historical Officer of the Year
Logistics
  • Property Management Officer of the Year
Operations
  • Pilot Of The Year
  • Emergency Services Awards
  • Colonel Dion E. DeCamp Ground Team of the Year Award
  • Ground Team Leader Of The Year
  • Observer Of The Year
  • Edwards Counterdrug Officer of the Year Award
Professional Development 
  • Professional Development Officer of the Year
Public Affairs
  • Colonel Robert (Bud) V. Payton Public Affairs Officer of the Year
Safety
  • Safety Officer of the Year
  • Cadet Safety Officer of the Year
  • Distinguished Aviator Award
Senior Officer Awards
  • Outstanding Senior Member Of The Year Award

Six Washington Wing units earn 2016/2017 Quality Cadet Unit Award!

posted Sep 26, 2017, 10:48 AM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Sep 26, 2017, 10:55 AM ]

Six Washington Wing units earn 2016/2017 Quality Cadet Unit Award!


Pacific Region members, 


It is with a great deal of pride that we congratulate the 34 cadet and composite squadrons in the Pacific Region that have earned the 2016/2017 Quality Cadet Unit Award. These units have demonstrated through their high levels of Adult Leadership, Aerospace Education, Cadet Achievement,  participation in the Red Ribbon Leadership Academy program, encampment participation, recruiting and retention, orientation flights, and participation in CyberPatriot and Emergency Services that they are among the top cadet and composite units in the nation. Please join us in congratulating these units and thanking their senior and cadet leadership for taking them to new heights.




Wing Charter Unit Name
AK  PCR-AK-071  EIELSON 71ST COMPOSITE SQDN
 CA  PCR-CA-015  EAST BAY CADET SQDN 18
 CA  PCR-CA-096  DIABLO COMPOSITE SQDN 44
 CA  PCR-CA-116  SAN FERNANDO CADET SQDN 137
 CA  PCR-CA-140  EDWARDS AFB COMPOSITE SQDN 84
 CA  PCR-CA-146  LT COL ARTHUR KING COMPOSITE SQUADRON 50
 CA  PCR-CA-169  FRESNO COMPOSITE SQUADRON 112
 CA  PCR-CA-193  CABLE COMPOSITE SQDN 25
 CA  PCR-CA-214  JON E. KRAMER COMPOSITE SQDN 10
 CA  PCR-CA-224  BAKERSFIELD COMPOSITE SQDN 121
 CA  PCR-CA-292  LOS ANGELES CADET SQDN 138
 CA  PCR-CA-324  SKYHAWK COMPOSITE SQDN 47
 CA  PCR-CA-397  BEALE COMPOSITE SQUADRON 19
 CA  PCR-CA-410  CLOVER FIELD COMPOSITE SQDN 51
 CA  PCR-CA-448  SIMI VALLEY CHALLENGER COMPOSITE SQUADRON 1986
 HI  PCR-HI-009  WHEELER COMPOSITE SQDN
 HI  PCR-HI-043  LYMAN FIELD COMPOSITE SQDN
 HI  PCR-HI-060  KONA COMPOSITE SQDN
 HI  PCR-HI-077  77TH SAINT LOUIS CRUSADERS COMPOSITE SQUADRON
 NV  PCR-NV-027  TAHOE TRUCKEE COMPOSITE SQUADRON
 NV  PCR-NV-054  RENO COMPOSITE SQDN
 NV  PCR-NV-065  HENDERSON COMPOSITE SQDN
 NV  PCR-NV-070  LAS VEGAS COMPOSITE SQUADRON 70
 NV  PCR-NV-077  VEGAS VALLEY COMPOSITE SQUADRON
 OR  PCR-OR-034  WASHINGTON COUNTY COMPOSITE SQDN
 OR  PCR-OR-055  MAHLON SWEET COMPOSITE SQDN
 OR  PCR-OR-065  AURORA COMPOSITE SQUADRON
 OR  PCR-OR-073  COLUMBIA COMPOSITE SQDN
 WA  PCR-WA-002  GREEN RIVER COMPOSITE SQDN
 WA  PCR-WA-011  COLUMBIA BASIN COMPOSITE SQDN
 WA  PCR-WA-015  BELLINGHAM COMPOSITE SQDN
 WA  PCR-WA-044  YAKIMA COMPOSITE SQDN
 WA  PCR-WA-068  NORTHSHORE COMPOSITE SQDN
 WA  PCR-WA-100  NORTHERN DESERT COMP SQ


Regards,

 

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Col Jon Stokes, CAP

Pacific Region Commander
U.S. Air Force Auxiliary
www.gocivilairpatrol.com

www.cap.news

www.pcr.cap.gov

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) # 24388

posted Sep 21, 2017, 12:32 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 12:45 PM ]

Are you or someone you know a federal employee, retiree, or contractor?

Federal employees are eligible to join the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) which runs October 2, 2017 to January 12, 2018!

Civil Air Patrol is the all-volunteer uniformed civilian auxiliary of the Air Force. We are "Citizens Serving Communities" with 27 units across the state of Washington. But while we do the bulk of America's air search and rescue, help in disaster response, and serve proudly as Airmen alongside our Total Force partners, we're a non-profit organization. Your help through the CFC supports teens who want to fly and furthers STEM and community aerospace education. Our cadets develop the skills to be tomorrow's leaders while learning about aerospace, physical fitness, and ethical responsibilities.

Please consider selecting Washington Wing, Civil Air Patrol — CFC # 24388 as your charity this fall. You can sign-up through your employer or in many cases online. Retirees and contractors can also make a one-time cash-donation.

For more information about the youth program your donation serves, visit www.wawgcap.org.


Cadet Officers Retreat

posted Sep 18, 2017, 5:42 AM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 11:28 AM ]

Cadet Officers Retreat

Puyallup, Wash. -- Cadet Officers gathered August 25 to 27 for a retreat full of networking, obstacle courses, and discussion with fellow peers and senior members from around the state on how to improve Civil Air Patrol's Washington Wing. 

Thank you to all of the instructors and staff who made this event possible!

To take a look at all of the photos, check out this album.



Left to right: Cadet Capt. Matthew Kusman, Peninsula Composite Squadron; Cadet 1st Lt. Hannah Kusman, Peninsula Composite Squadron; Cadet Lt. Col Jakob Ludwig, 21st Fairchild Composite Squadron; Cadet 2nd Lt. Luke Matlock, Twin W Composite Squadron; Cadet Capt. Thomas Mcguire, 21st Fairchild Composite Squadron; Cadet Capt. Kail Lynn, Twin W Composite Squadron; Cadet Capt. Vincent Le, Bellingham Composite Squadron; Cadet 1st Lt. Peter Schmitt, Northshore Composite Squadron; Cadet 2nd Lt. Daffyd Tyler, Mt Rainier Composite Squadron; Cadet Lt. Col Ethan Reiniger, Northshore Composite Squadron; Cadet 2nd Lt. Christopher Balke, Renton Composite Squadron; Cadet Col. Zachary Lam, Washington Wing Headquarters


Left to right: Cadet Capt Thomas Mcguire, 21st Fairchild Composite Squadron; Cadet Capt Matthew Kusman, Peninsula Composite Squadron; Cadet 1st Lt Peter Schmitt, Northshore Composite Squadron; Cadet 2d Lt Christopher Balke, Renton Composite Squadron; Cadet 2d Lt Luke Matlock, Twin W Composite Squadron; Cadet Capt Vincent Le, Bellingham Composite Squadron; Cadet Lt Col Ethan Reiniger, Northshore Composite Squadron; Cadet Capt Kail Lynn, Twin W Composite Squadron; Cadet 2d Lt Daffyd Tyler, Mt Rainier Composite Squadron


December 16, 2017 - Wreaths Across America

posted Sep 15, 2017, 12:33 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 1:50 PM ]

December 16, 2017 - Wreaths Across America
Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, Wash. 

Civil Air Patrol's Washington Wing would like to invite you to our Wreaths Across America ceremony at Tahoma National Cemetery at 9 a.m. sharp on 16 December!

Please consider sponsoring a wreath today, then join us in December when we honor all current and former members of the military with a special remembrance ceremony. 

Please visit http://www.wawg.cap.gov/wreaths for more information and to donate a wreath for a fallen veteran.

  
  



CAP Offers Free STEM Kits to Educators

posted Sep 14, 2017, 6:14 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 6:17 PM ]

Join CAP as an Aerospace Education Member (AEM) and become eligible for free STEM Kits!

Did you know CAP provides the CAP STEM Kit Program to nationwide CAP Unit Aerospace Education Officers and CAP Members who are educators, including AFJROTC Instructors? 



Sand Point Aviation History Celebration

posted Sep 12, 2017, 10:39 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 10:47 PM ]

Sand Point Aviation History Celebration


Invitation to the public!

Come celebrate Sand Point Aviation History with members of Civil Air Patrol's Washington Wing!
  • Visit our aerospace education booth and make a paper airplane or stomp rocket
  • Discuss Civil Air Patrol membership with one of our officers and see if it's right for you
  • Celebrate Civil Air Patrol's local history at Sand Point
  • A cadet Color Guard will present the colors at 3 pm
Members may attend in non-CAP capacity. Please follow the registration process listed. We have fully staffed this event.
www.sandptnavsta.org

Mt. Rainier's Lt. Col. Lyle D. Melton receives National Commander's Commendation

posted Sep 12, 2017, 3:36 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 3:39 PM ]

Congratulations to Lt. Col. Lyle D. Melton of Mt. Rainer Composite Squadron on receiving an end of tour National Commander's Commendation from Maj. Gen. Joseph R. Vazquez at the national conference in San Antonio, Texas! Lt. Col. Melton, a member of Mt. Rainier Composite Squadron, receives this recognition for his work on the National Net Communications Team.

75th Year of the Cadet Program Banquet & Workshops

posted Sep 7, 2017, 9:41 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Sep 7, 2017, 9:43 PM ]

Join us November 4, 2017, for the 75th Year of the Cadet Program Banquet and Cadet Program Workshop!  

  • Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Cadet Program and our members who served in the military!
  • Former Cadets register with their highest grade earned for their name badge!
  • Network, share ideas, and reconnect with cadets and officers from around the wing!
  • Cadets will enjoy a formal dinner and ball with cadets from across the state! 



FALL BANQUET & 75th YEAR OF THE CADET PROGRAM
Col Stephen P Snelson


Guest Speaker

Col. Stephen P. Snelson, Vice Commander, 62nd Airlift Wing, JBLM

Colonel Stephen P. Snelson is the Vice Commander, 62nd Airlift Wing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Also a former Civil Air Patrol cadet, Col. Snelson assists the commander in ensuring the readiness of more than 2,400 active-duty military and civilian personnel, along with 48 C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, to support worldwide combat and humanitarian airlift and airdrop operations. He is also charged with overseeing the wing's programs on human resource management, environmental issues, installations security and readiness.

In addition, the 62nd AW serves as the primary active-duty wing in support of Operation DEEP FREEZE, partnering with Reserve, Guard, and civilian agencies, to provide airlift support for the National Science Foundation's U.S. Antarctic Program. The wing also provides mission support to the 446th Airlift Wing (Associate). (See bio)

 

Plus a special 75th Year of the Cadet Program video presentation!

Find out how to get involved in this project!




FALL SENIOR & CADET WORKSHOP

As Fall draws near, it brings with it the exclusive opportunities of the season: celebrating the Cadet Program’s 75 years of service and Washington Wing Cadets' contributions to their community through our annual Fall Workshop. Join us for exciting senior and cadet workshops, fun activities, and great food! 

Uniform for the day will be any combination of blues with an option of semi-formals for the banquet.


Register via Eventbrite


75 Years of the Cadet Program

posted Sep 7, 2017, 10:15 AM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 3:05 PM ]

The Washington Wing Public Affairs Department is excited to announce the production of a new video project:


"75 Years of the Cadet Program"


In honor of the 75th Year of the Cadet Program, members are encouraged to interview former cadets (whether current members or not) on their amazing experiences in the program.


Once your video footage is compiled, the final video will be featured at our upcoming *November 4 banquet, appropriately themed: "75 Years of the Cadet Program."


Take a look at the Videography Instructions to get started!


WAWG/PA is also excited to announce the addition of SM Audrey Fonseca to the department. SM Fonseca is joining WAWG/PA in the role of Assistant PAO/Video Producer as an additional duty from Yakima Composite Squadron. Welcome, and thank you for taking on this wonderful project!


Register Now!

November 4 - 75th Year of the Cadet Banquet, McChord Club, JBLM, Wash.


Please send all questions related to this project to videopao@wawg.cap.gov



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