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Archive for October 2011

Cadet Awards: September 2011

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Gen. Ira C. Eaker Award

• Adam W. Wachholz, IA


Written by Iowa Wing CAP

October 14, 2011 at 9:55 am

Civil Air Patrol members to hone executive skills at National Staff College

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MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Sixty-two Civil Air Patrol members from across America will be primed for executive-level success Oct. 15-22 at CAP’s 2011 National Staff College here at Maxwell Air Force Base.

This annual professional development opportunity enhances the leadership abilities of members who are, or will be, assuming positions of regional or national importance within Civil Air Patrol. The challenging curriculum includes seminar discussions, case studies and exercises. Students will focus on executive leadership, management, organizational behavior and policy formulation, while examining in great detail CAP’s national-level operations.

The seven-day course benefits class participants beyond their CAP roles. The leadership, communication and executive management skills – made available through the course at a fraction of what it would cost to attend these classes at various schools and universities – are in high demand by employers in all industries.

Instructors are drawn from senior CAP leadership, instructors from the U.S. Air Force’s Air University and other leadership experts. Keynote speaker for the 2011 National Staff College is retired Lt. Gen. Robert J. “Bob” Elder Jr., former commander, 8th Air Force, Air Combat Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and joint functional component commander for Space and Global Strike, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb. Other speakers include:

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Written by Iowa Wing CAP

October 14, 2011 at 9:38 am

2011 Iowa Wing Conference – Update

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More information has been posted to the wing website regarding the 2011 Iowa Wing Conference that will be held November 11-13 in Dubuque, IA.  To view this information, click here.

Don’t forget to stay tuned to the blog and the website for additional information as it becomes available!


Don’t forget that the deadline to reserve your hotel room at the Best Western under the CAP rate is next Wednesday (October 19) so be sure to hurry on over to their website or give them a call (563.557.8000) today!

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

October 13, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Wing Conference Planning Meeting Scheduled – 19 Oct 11

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what: wing conference planning meeting
when: 19 Oct 11
time: 7:30 – 9:00pm

If you’d like to join the web meeting please email Capt Cindi Wachholz (

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

October 12, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Quality Cadet Unit Award – 3rd Quarter 2011 Update

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The data for the third quarter for the Quality Cadet Unit Award is now available online. The Frisco squadron, from Texas wing, is the only unit currently meeting all seven of the recorded criteria. This unit received the Reilly Award and was the recognized Squadron of Distinction at the National Board meeting.


2011 Mid-Year Data* (As of 5/31/2011)
2011 Third Quarter Data* (As of 10/6/2011)

*The Mid Year Report does not include a retention column.  As such,the required criteria to be met was reduced by one.  This information will be included in the end of year report and the minimum criteria will be 5.


Written by Iowa Wing CAP

October 11, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Hot off the press: the DDRx Activity Guide

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Announcing a new Drug Demand Reduction program for use by all squadrons: the DDR Excellence (DDRx) Activity Guide has been released online for download and viewing. The DDRx program rewards a CAP cadet for successfully completing activities related to making good choices, choosing good role models, avoiding substances that have a negative effect on human performance, and striving to live a drug-free lifestyle. The DDRx guides are currently being printed, and copies will be mailed out to all cadet squadrons before Christmas.


A cadet who wants to enter the world of aviation must be willing to work toward goals that require excellence in human performance. For a Civil Air Patrol cadet to be successful in aerospace as a career, she must be prepared to meet the highest possible performance standards. This is expected by the military, the aviation industry, and the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Drug Demand Reduction mission is dedicated to helping Civil Air Patrol cadets achieve excellence in life by making good choices and remaining free of drugs and alcohol. This is especially important if the cadet wants to become a part of the military or the professional world of civilian aviation.

It is a known fact that drugs and alcohol can seriously compromise human performance. A young person who has a desire to become a professional in the world of aviation must start making good choices early and living a drug-free lifestyle. The world of aviation and aerospace has zero tolerance for anything less.

DDRx Activity Guide

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

October 11, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Iowa Wing Safety Briefing – October 2011

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Click here to read and complete the Iowa Wing Safety Briefing for October 2011!

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

October 10, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Posted in IACAP - Safety