Iowa Wing News

your source for all that is CAP in Iowa

Archive for the ‘IACAP – Newsletter’ Category

High Five

leave a comment »

Burlinton patch BURLINGTON COMPOSITE SQUADRON

NCR-IA-005 CIVIL AIR PATROL

2527 Summer Street

Burlington, IA 52601

 

“HIGH FIVE”

2015-5

Lt Christopher Sessions recently completed the Civil Air Patrol’s Unit Commander’s Course (UCC).

This course standardizes the training of squadron and group commanders throughout the organization. Commanders are the people responsible for administering programs and managing the volunteer members in the field.

UCC discusses the traits and skills new unit commanders will need to develop to effectively manage their units. Topics include recruiting and retention, command responsibility and accountability, safety, how to work with families, management, leadership, communication, and elements of successful units and leaders.

Three other current members of the squadron have previously completed this important professional development course.

 

2015 Calendar Considerations:

9-10 May – Quad Cities Air Show – Blue Angels to appear

13 Jun – Practice SAREX – Davenport

15-24 Jul – Iowa Wing Summer Encampment

15 Aug – Practice SAREX – Red Oak

20-21 Aug – Iowa Wing Conference

A MAJOR CHANGE OF MEETING CANCELLATION POLICY: If the squadron meeting is going to be canceled due to bad weather or other circumstance, you will be contacted either by phone or email. Please keep your contact information up to date so you don’t miss any cancellations.

Thought for the Month:

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination and hard work.

         -General Colin Powell

Advertisements

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

May 6, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Posted in IACAP - Newsletter

“HIGH FIVE”

leave a comment »

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

April 8, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Posted in IACAP - Newsletter

HIGH FIVE

leave a comment »

For more information about Burlington Composite Squadron or Civil Air Patrol, please contact Major John Ellis at 319-217-1882 or Lt Chris Sessions at 319-376-8286.

Burlinton patch BURLINGTON COMPOSITE SQUADRON 

NCR-IA-005 CIVIL AIR PATROL 

2527 Summer Street 

Burlington, IA 52601 

“HIGH FIVE” 

2014-10 

In honor of Veterans Day, 11 November, the following is presented:

It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the VETERAN, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.

* * * * * * * *

Our Squadron Get-Together is planned for Tuesday, 16 December, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Airport Authority Board Room from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The Board Room is located in the cream-colored building located west of the squadron headquarters building at the airport. Members, their families, and friends are invited to attend this special activity.

* * * * * * * *

REMINDER: If school classes are canceled due to bad weather on a Tuesday, the meeting for that night is also canceled.

2015 Calendar Considerations:

21-22 Feb – ES Academy, Part I

21-22 Mar – ES Academy, Part II

Burlington newsletter.2014-10

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

November 13, 2014 at 11:15 am

Posted in IACAP - Newsletter

Awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal to CAP

leave a comment »

Cival Air Patrol Seal

OFFICE OF THE COMMANDER

NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS

CIVIL AIR PATROL

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, ALABAMA 36112-6332

7 November 2014

MEMORANDUM FOR ALL CAP WING COMMANDERS

FROM: CAP/CC

105 South Hansell Street

Montgomery AL 36112-5937

SUBJECT: Awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal to CAP 

1. The “most” historic event in CAP’s modern-day history is about to occur – the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal. As you know many milestone moments will be planned to commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime achievement. However, no other event associated with awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal is more important than honoring the service behind the award through publicizing individual stories of the founding members of CAP.

2. To ensure CAP does not miss an opportunity for local publicity that is critical to our organization’s growth and relevance, I am requesting each of the wing commanders (see the attachment) whose wings have not published their living World War II veterans’ stories to work with their wing and squadron PAOs to achieve 100 percent participation in telling these important stories. In addition, I am requesting the seven wings with only deceased World War II veterans do the same with their local media, so these hometown heroes and their families, as well as our organization can be recognized.

3. Living World War II veterans (visit http://www.capgoldmedal.com/bios) were called when the medal was announced in May and asked if they would be willing to do interviews. All of them said yes. Our research shows some of the best publicity we can expect to receive is local stories featuring the service of our hometown heroes – CAP’s founding members. That’s what the WASPs and the Tuskegee Airmen did. It’s a tried and true method easily implemented. The Pennsylvania and New Jersey wings, for example, recently attracted the attention of 1 million viewers with this story: http://articles.philly.com/2014-10-26/news/55451077_1_congressional-gold-medal-civil-air-patrol-world-war-ii

(For assistance in contacting any World War II veteran or the family of deceased veterans, some of whom may not be listed on the Gold Medal website, contact CAP National Headquarters Public Affairs.)

4. A list of ideas for securing interest in your veterans’ stories is also attached for your consideration in moving forward with this request. Don’t forget about the

http://www.capgoldmedal.com website, a nationally award-winning website providing everything a reporter would need to know to cover your stories.

5. Fourteen wings have publicized their veterans’ stories so far — Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, National Capitol, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Check out their outstanding broadcast and print media stories at http://www.capgoldmedal.com/media/in-the-news/#.VFo-o43na70.

6. If anyone needs assistance in publishing their stories, please contact NHQ/PA: jdebardelaben@capnqh.gov; scox@capnhq.gov; or dbailey@capnh.gov. The short time we have leading up to the presentation ceremony is most likely our last great opportunity to tell the CGM story of our World War II veterans…and to get excellent publicity for today’s CAP in the process. I’m counting on you to make it happen!

Sincerely,

JOSEPH R. VAZQUEZ

Major General, CAP

National Commander

Attachments:

1. List of Wings Needing to Publicize Veterans’ Stories

2. Ideas for Publicizing CAP’s Congressional Gold Medal

List of Wings Needing to Publicize Veterans’ Stories 

Wings with Living WWII Vets that Need to Publish Their Veterans’ Stories 

Great Lakes Region: Kentucky, Michigan and Wisconsin

Middle East Region: South Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia

North Central Region: Iowa and Kansas

Northeast Region: Maine and New York

Pacific Region: Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington

Rocky Mountain Region: Utah

Southeast Region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee

Southwest Region: Arkansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma

Wings with Deceased Veterans that Need to Publish Their Veterans’ Stories 

Great Lakes Region: Indiana

Middle East Region: Delaware

North Central Region: Nebraska and South Dakota

Northeast Region: Massachusetts

Rocky Mountain Region: Idaho

Southwest Region: Louisiana

NOTE: If your wing is NOT noted earlier in this letter or above, NHQ has not been able to identify a veteran for you to feature in your hometown media.

Ideas for Publicizing CAP’s Congressional Gold Medal 

1) Provide local media with the names and information about World War II veterans in your wing. Your media hook is the medal is set to be presented soon, perhaps as early as December.

a. Here’s a link to bios on living veterans. For contact information, call NHQ/PA at 877.227.9142 ext 255, 251 or 250.

http://www.capgoldmedal.com/bios/

b. Here’s a link to prominent World War II veterans. Most are deceased but all of them have fascinating bios that will be of high interest to media.

http://www.capgoldmedal.com/bios/prom/

For contact information for next of kin, contact NHQ/PA.

2) Publicize your veterans’ stories via social media. The links above provide all the information you will need.

3) Hold an event now in honor of your living World War II veterans. Invite media and U.S. Congressmen to participate in the event.

4) Plan a send-off celebration for CAP WW II veterans who plan to travel to DC for the presentation ceremony at the US Capitol. Invite the media.

5) Arrange with a Senator or Representative’s local office to present a replica gold medal to your World War II veterans who cannot travel to Washington. Invite the media. Note: These presentations cannot occur until CAP is presented the original medal in Washington.

6) If anyone needs assistance in publishing their stories, please contact NHQ/PA: jdebardelaben@capnqh.gov; scox@capnhq.gov; or dbailey@capnh.gov.

CGM_Publicity_Memo_from_Maj_Gen_Vazquez

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

November 13, 2014 at 10:59 am

Posted in IACAP - Newsletter

High Five News Letter

leave a comment »

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

July 31, 2014 at 9:53 am

Burlington Composite Squadron Newsletter | High Five – August 2013

leave a comment »

highfive_aug13

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

August 31, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Burlington Composite Squadron Newsletter | High Five – June 2013

with one comment

highfive_june13

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

July 10, 2013 at 11:37 am