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Corporate Leadership Course to be held in August at Camp Dodge

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Course: Corporate Leadership Course (CLC)
Date: August 9-11, 2013
Location: Camp Dodge | Johnston, IA
Who Should Attend: senior members who have completed SLS and are working on Level III and any senior member looking to enhance their leadership abilities
To Register: complete a CAPF 17 and send to the course director (TBD) and Maj Wachholz


We are currently in the process of recruiting for a course director and 5-7 instructors for the upcoming Corporate Learning Course (CLC), which will be held during the next Weekend Training Activity on August 9-11, 2013.

Serving as a course director/instructor is part of the requirements for the completion of level 4 within the CAP professional development program and this a great opportunity to complete this requirement.  For specific information about directing the CLC and the various lessons for potential instructors, please visit the following website (

If you are interesting in either serving as the course director or an instructor, please let 1st Lt Mike Healy know.


Written by Iowa Wing CAP

July 6, 2013 at 11:29 am

Reminder – Have You Registered for NCR Staff College?

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Written by Iowa Wing CAP

May 23, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Iowa Members Gather to Learn, Lead and Celebrate

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Capt Jessa Erickson
Public Affairs Officer
Iowa Wing

The 2012 Iowa Wing Conference was held October 12-14, 2012 at Camp Dodge in Johnston, IA.  The weekend, which featured 24 learning lab sessions, Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) activities, a Cadet Advisory Council (CAC) meeting and awards banquet, was attended by roughly 100 members from Iowa and surrounding wings including non-CAP family members and other special guests.

The event kicked off on Friday evening with an informal social gathering and DDR activity hosted by the Iowa Wing DDR Officer Capt Jan Lewandowski and North Central Region (NCR) DDR Officer Lt Col Bonnie Braun.  Educational and information materials were on hand for members to look through with a special emphasis on Red Ribbon Week, and cadets were encouraged to participate in creating an anti-drug themed diorama which was then judged the following morning by Iowa Wing Commander Col Ron Scheitzach and NCR Commander Col Robert Todd.  Four awards were handed out: 1st Place – C/2d Lt Jacob Lewandowski, 2nd Place – C/MSgt Luke Lewandowski, 3rd Place – C/CMSgt Austin Lightner and Honorable Mention – Anna Lewandowski.

The general assembly led off Saturday’s events highlighting the state of the Iowa Wing and featured three special guests of the weekend; NCR Commander Col Robert Todd, North Central Liaison Commander Lt Col Paul Peterson and retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) Robert Dandridge as well as each of the nine Iowa Wing Squadron Commanders, or their representatives, who gave a short message on the state of their squadrons.  To cap off the morning assembly, a few special awards were presented to deserving members and Cadet Luke Hohenberger was presented his promotion to the rank of Cadet Chief Master Sergeant by Col Scheitzach and CMSgt Dandridge.

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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

T-Minus 36 Days to the 2012 Iowa Wing Conference!

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The 2012 Iowa Wing Conference is fast approaching, have you registered yet?

If your answer is no, what are you waiting for?

This year Camp Dodge will play host to the big event starting on Friday October 12th with a DDR activity (for cadets AND senior members!) and social time, and concludes on Sunday October 14th with a Commander’s Call and Wing Staff Meeting.  Saturday’s highlights include the morning general assembly, learning lab sessions geared towards all CAP members including family members (CAP and non-CAP) of cadets and closes out with a banquet, guest speaker and awards presentation.

The cost for the weekend is as follows:

  • 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.

Online registration will close on October 1st so be sure to get registered right away.  Payments for online registrations need to be mailed to Theresa Carroll by October 1st.

Iowa Wing Civil Air Patrol
Attn: Theresa Carroll – Wing Conference
75 E Army Post Rd
Des Moines, IA 50315

Any registrations received by Theresa Carroll ( after October 1st will incur an additional $5 fee. 

One Family Sweeps Up Promotions in the Northwest Iowa Composite Squadron

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Capt Cindi Wachholz
Northwest Iowa Composite Squadron

FT. DODGE, IA – The Northwest Iowa Composite Squadron, IA-007, is known for their family participation. At their recent squadron promotion ceremony, three members of the Lewandowski family were front and center for recognition of their contribution and dedication to the Civil Air Patrol (CAP).

Earning their new ranks at the August 4, 2012 squadron meeting were Captain (Capt) Jan Lewandowski, Cadet Second Lieutenant (C/2d Lt) Jacob Lewandowski, receiving his General Billy Mitchell Award and Cadet Technical Sergeant (C/TSgt) Luke Lewandowski, earning his Capt Eddie Rickenbacker Achievement. On hand to assist with the promotion ceremony was Sergeant First Class (Sgt 1st Class) (ret) Dan Lewandowski, husband of Capt Lewandowski and father of the cadets.

“It is always a privilege to promote our members,” stated Squadron Commander Capt Cindi Wachholz, “and to have promotions coincide for three members of the same family on the same day makes this even more special.”

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Written by Iowa Wing CAP

August 8, 2012 at 8:11 am