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Archive for September 2012

IA Wing CPO – October 2012

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NEW this month is the addition of the IA Wing CPO, a great publication focusing on Cadet Programs in Iowa!  Be sure to check it out!

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

September 24, 2012 at 10:54 am

Posted in IACAP - Cadets

Only 7 days left to register ONLINE for Iowa Wing Conference!

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There’s still a spot waiting for you at the 2012 Iowa Wing Conference so be sure to get your online registration completed by October 1st!  After that all reigstrations will need to be made directly with Theresa Carroll at wing HQ ( and will incur an additional $5 fee.

The process is simple and your payment isn’t even due until October 8th at wing HQ!  To get registered click here ->, then choose your option(s), fill in your information, and click submit.  Easy, right?

Here’s the cost breakdown…

  • Conference ONLY – $20
  • Banquet ONLY – $20
  • Conference & Banquet – $30
  • open bay barracks billeting – $5 per night, per person (available BOTH Friday and Saturday nights)
  • single person billeting – $16/night
  • family billeting – $46/night

For more details on what sessions are being offered plus registration and billeting (including area hotels) information please check out this link.

Squadron Leadership School (@ Red Oak) – October 20-12, 2012

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Day 1                   Saturday, 20 October 2012  –  Course hours – 0900-1800 (working lunch included)

Day 2                   Sunday, 21 October 2012  –  Course hours – 0800-1200


Check-in          begins at 0830 on Saturday
begins at 0730 on Sunday

UOD                  Saturday – Class B (no tie) orwhite aviator shirt w/gray trousers preferred or CAP polo/gray trousers Sunday – business casual (no jeans), white aviator shirt w/gray trousers or CAP polo
w/gray trousers

CAPF 17            CAPF 17s must be sent to Capt Jason Erickson by 12 October 2012

Course Fee      TBD, but we will keep it as minimal as possible.  Be sure to bring money for a working lunch on Saturday (again, price TBD).  Supper on Saturday night will be $5 if you’d like to join us
for pizza & pop at 1800 with the rest of our squadron over at the airport.  Our monthly squadron awards & promotions ceremony will follow that at 1900, the more the merrier.


Written by Iowa Wing CAP

September 17, 2012 at 8:36 am

Winter NCSAs

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The winter national activities have been posted to  The two activities that are offered this year are the Civics Leadership Academy and the National Character and Leadership Symposium:

CLA is for cadets interested in politics and careers in public service.  Cadets participate in behind-the scenes tours and briefings at the Capitol, Supreme Court, State Department, Pentagon, CIA, FBI, Arlington, and more.  For more information, see

NCLS is an activity sponsored by the USAF Academy that provides cadets the opportunity to engage in dialogue with visiting undergraduate university student leaders from across the country in seminars and discussions designated to enhance their own understanding of the importance and challenges of sound moral character and leadership.  For more information, see

Also, there’s still time to sign up for CyberPatriot.  Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity.  For more information, see

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

September 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Cadet Uniform Program on temporary hold

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As we transition to a new fiscal year, please be aware that the Cadet Uniform Program that provides new cadets with a “Blues” uniform will be on hold from (roughly) September 20th until late October, depending upon when CAP receives its FY13 funding from the Air Force.

Cadets and commanders will still be able to request a uniform via the normal eServices processes, but those requests will sit idle until the federal funds become available.

Cadet textbooks and ID cards will flow as normal, without delay.

Please help us spread the word. Thank you.

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

September 12, 2012 at 1:32 pm

QCUA 2011-2012 Winners Announced

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An outstanding 194 units earned the title “Quality Cadet Unit” for 2011-2012.  The criteria will remain the same for the 2012-2013 period.  The certificates will be sent out the first week of October.  Visit to view the list of winners.


Congratulations to the Southwest Iowa Composite Squadron!

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

September 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

Iowa Wing Safety Briefing – September 2012

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Click here to read and complete the Iowa Wing Safety Briefing for September 2012!

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

September 7, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Posted in IACAP - Safety