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August 19, 2015 at 7:48 pm

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High Five – August Newsletter

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Burlinton patchBURLINGTON COMPOSITE SQUADRON

NCR-IA-005 CIVIL AIR PATROL

2527 Summer Street

Burlington, IA 52601

“HIGH FIVE”

Congratulations to new senior member, Virginia Ekstrand, who completed all the activities and requirements for Level One Orientation of the Senior Member Professional Development Program. SM Ekstrand is the grandmother of Collin and Connor Wilson, who are new cadets in the squadron.

 

2015 Calendar Considerations:

15 Aug – Practice SAREX – Red Oak

20-21 Aug – Iowa Wing Conference – “Celebrate Our Successes” – Camp Dodge

30 Aug – Flight Line Exercise

Fire Safety:

Earlier this month, members of the squadron were instructed in fire safety by the Burlington Fire Department staff at the airport station. The instruction included fire extinguisher training as well as the opportunity to use a fire hose.

Aerospace Activities:

Cadets Karlee Sessions, Collin Wilson, and Connor Wilson passed the written section of the third Saturn Model Rocketry module. Hands-on activities continue this month with rocket building. The firing of the rockets is planned for September.

Compliance with Required Training:

One hundred percent of the active members of the squadron have completed the Basic Cadet Protection Course.   Efforts are being made to contact the inactive members who do not attend meetings on a regular basis to encourage them to also complete this required training. That way the squadron will truly be 100% compliant.

Cadet Jerry Bay earned his Cadet A/1C before he left for summer encampment at Camp Dodge in July. Capt. Paul Klees is pictured pinning the new grade insignia to Cadet Bay’s collar.

Aug news letter

Thought for the Month:

To be persuasive, we must be believable. To be believable, we must be credible. To be credible, we must be truthful.

–Edward R. Murrow

For more information about Burlington Composite Squadron or Civil Air Patrol, please contact Lt Chris Sessions at 319-376-8286.

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

August 19, 2015 at 7:41 pm

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High Five May news letter

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BURLINGTON COMPOSITE SQUADRON

NCR-IA-005 CIVIL AIR PATROL

2527 Summer Street

Burlington, IA 52601

Burlinton patch                                                                                          

 


 

“HIGH FIVE”

2015-7

Congratulations to new senior member, Gisela Wilson, who completed all the activities and requirements for Level One Orientation of the Senior Member Professional Development Program. SM Wilson is the mother of Collin and Connor Wilson, who are new cadets in the squadron.

 

2015 Calendar Considerations:

15 Aug – Practice SAREX – Red Oak

20-21 Aug – Iowa Wing Conference – “Celebrate Our Successes” – Camp Dodge

This edition of “High Five” has pictures of the summer activities that the squadron members have enjoyed so far.

Bottle Rockets – Aerospace Education

May news letter 1  May news letter 2

(left): Cadets Connor Wilson, Jerry Bay, and Collin Wilson along with SM Ricky McClellan wait for the launch of their bottle rockets.

(right):  Aerospace Education Officer Lt. Byron Olson prepares the launch of Connor Wilson’s rocket.

Powered Flights with Captain Kirschman

May news letter 3Briefing

May news letter 4Pre-Flight

May news letter 5Good to Go!

For more information about Burlington Composite Squadron or Civil Air Patrol, please contact Lt Chris Sessions at 319-376-8286.

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

August 19, 2015 at 7:33 pm

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Biomedical Sciences Academy

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Cadets, are you interested in Biomedical Science? Medicine? Do not know if you want to pursue a career path in Military or Civilian Medicine or Science? Do you want to learn about Aerospace Medicine and Biomedical Science? Do you want to discuss important topics in the Biomedical Sciences career field? Learn about Bioethics? Biosafety? Visit with professionals in various healthcare fields? Then you may be perfect for this announcement.

Col Elliott and I would like to announce the Biomedical Sciences Academy. Currently, there are no other activities that focus on Medicine and Biomedical Science within the Civil Air Patrol. The Academy will use a diverse array of learning techniques to educate Cadets on a variety of educational topics. More information is presented in the attached documents.

The dates for the Academy are 26 December 2015 to 02 January 2016. The cost will be $150. Cadets are required to have achieved the Wright Brothers Award (C/SSgt) prior to attendance and must be at least 15 years of age. Prior encampment attendance is preferred, but not required. Cadets will be required to submit a CAPF 31 (as well as other required forms), a Cadet Résumé, and a short essay (~300 words) as to how the Academy will benefit you. The selection criteria will judge an applicant as a whole. No one criterion will be “more important” than others. There are only 20 available slots for this Academy. Deadline is 01 November 2015.

More information can be found on the attached announcement.

We understand that this scheduled week may not be the most opportune time for many as it is the winter holidays for schools. Unfortunately, Camp Dodge becomes extremely busy during the summer months. In addition, we do not want to conflict with any established summer activities or the ability to attend an encampment or NCSAs.

Cadets–Biomedical Sciences Academy

Cadets, if you or your parents have any additional questions, please contact me at casey.schroeder@iawgcap.com

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

August 19, 2015 at 7:19 pm

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