West Point Museum Trip – 22 Feb 2020

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The Catskill Mountain Group will going to the West Point Museum for a guided tour on February 22nd, 2020. Everyone will meet at the museum at 1000 with the attached CAPF 60-80 form completed. We will be done at 1300. Please email C/2nd Lt Connell (baconnell22@gmail.com) and C/SMSgt Racite (sdracite@gmail.com) to mark your attendance or if you have any questions or concerns.

C/1st Lt Connell

CAPF 60-80 West Point Trip

Northeast Region Glider Orientation Flights

Now accepting sign ups for glider orientation flights. This activity requires a commitment and has a limited number of available slots. This activity is open to cadets under the age of 18 and slots will be filled giving priority to cadets nearing thec18 year old cut off. We encourage all cadets interested to sign up and will make the announcement of selection by the end of March. To be selected, members must meet the “Active member” requirements of attending a minimum of 50% of meetings and activities, and have all the per-requisites completed.





Christmas Party 17 Dec 2019

This week’s meeting will be our Christmas party! Below are a few reminders:
  • There will be no uniform, civilian attire is appropriate.
  • Families and friends can attend!
  • There will be an ugly sweater contest, wear the ugliest Christmas sweater you have.
  • Alpha flight, everyone in alpha flight bring a drink.
  • Bravo flight, everyone in bravo flight, bring a snack.
  • Charlie flight, everyone in charlie flight, bring a dessert.
Finally, we’ll be setting up tables, etc starting at 6 pm.  If you’re able to arrive early to help, it would be appreciated!
If you have any questions you can email: Baconnell22@gmail.com

Catskill Mountain Group Review Boards



Catskill Mountain Group will be holding a review board on 30 November, 2019. This review board will take place at Signature Flight Support from 1230 to 1500. The following members MUST apply for this review board to the Squadron Commander at mike.mazanec@ny030.org no later than 22 November 2019 if you meet one or more of the following criteria:


  1. You have been nominated by the Squadron Commander for an “Of the Year Award”
  2. You are applying for a National Cadet Special Activity (NCSA)
  3. You are applying for a Staff Position listed below at the New York Wing Encampment:
    1. Squadron Commander
    2. Squadron First Sergeant
    3. Officer in Charge (OIC)
    4. Cadet Command Staff (Cadet Commander, Cadet Deputy Commander, Cadet Executive Officer)

Those members who have been selected as the Squadron nominee for an “Of the Year” award have already been notified of their nomination and need to attend this review board.


I recognize that the date of our review boards is prior to the official opening of NCSA applications, but we are up against the 01 DEC deadline set by NYW Cadet Programs.
For those not familiar with this process:


Finally, members attending this review board should contact me as soon as possible for the requirements and what they will need to bring with them. Due to the time crunch on this, Cadets are authorized to contact me directly at mike.mazanec@ny030.org with any questions about this process. Make sure when you contact me you “CC” your cadet staff and the Squadron Deputy Commander at ezra.kuliszewski@ny030.org


Thank you,


1st Lt Michael Mazanec, CAP

Squadron Commander

Breakfast with Santa and the Air National Guard



We have been requested to help support the Air National Guard and the 105th Airlift Wing with their Breakfast with Santa event they host for their members and families. I am looking for members to assist me with this detail. Please click the link to read more and sign up if you are available.


Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019

Time: 0800-1300

Uniform: ABU/BDU




Thank You,


1st Lt Michael Mazanec, CAP

Squadron Commander

Oct 15th Open House

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As a reminder, our squadron will be having an Open House next Tuesday in lieu of our regular meeting.  We’ll be meeting at the US Army 2nd Aviation Detachment at Stewart International Airport (see below for directions).  Please invite your friends and family – all are welcome!  

Attached is a flyer – email, post on social media, or print and hand out to help get the word out!  Please use the signup form below so we know how many to expect and what food or beverage everyone is bringing (instructions previously posted on this).    

Open House Sign-up

CAP Open House Flyer

Address: US Army 2nd Aviation Detachment Stewart International Airport, 1005 1st Street, New Windsor, NY    

From the International Boulevard entrance:

1. Make a right on Bruenig Road
2. Make a left on Y St and take to the end
3. Make a right on 1st Street

4. Take until you reach the black metal fence/gate at the corner of the airport. A sign should say 2nd Aviation Detachment West Point.    

From Bruenig Road entrance:

1. Make a right on 1st Street
2. Take the road until it turns to the right
3. On your right, there will be a black fence/gate where it says 2nd Aviation Detachment West Point.

October Orientation Flights

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The airplane is open for Orientation Flights on October 12th (Saturday) with a rain date of October 13th (Sunday). The flight is at 0900 and located at Orange County Airport (500 Dunn Rd, Montgomery, NY 12549).  The uniform of the day will be the ABU, and cadets must bring their CAPID and Form 60-80. If cadets are interested in a flight or have questions, contact C/2nd Lt Connell at baconnell22@gmail.com. Be sure to include how many orientations flights you have had in the past, your CAPID, and your weight. You will be contacted with in the next two days.


C/1st Lt Connell


NRA/Winchester Shooting Program – Weekend Date 28 Sept

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If you have not been able to attend the NRA course yet, we’ve scheduled an additional date this Saturday, 28 Sept, starting at 9 am.  See below for instructions and signup.  As a reminder, an adult family member (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc) must accompany you.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at flynntomj@gmail.com or call 845-762-2119.


2d Lt Tom Flynn

NRA course details & instructions

CAPF 60-80

Signup Form


Fundraising Opportunity with Vendors at Airshow

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We have a fundraising opportunity to work with vendors at the Air Show.  This offer is being extended to senior members and cadets, as well as family members of CAP personnel.  Volunteers will be assisting with the water/soda booths, and on-site training will be provided.

Youth must be at least 14 to participate.  All volunteers will receive free admission, parking in a designated area, and a voucher for two meals (morning and afternoon).  Most importantly however, you’ll be helping our squadron raise much needed funds!  If you’re able to help on Saturday, Sunday, or both days, please register as soon as possible.  If you’ve already signed up through the Wing website, please indicate that on the form and we’ll try to reassign you.

Questions can be directed to 2d Lt Deb Flynn at deb.flynn@ny030.org.  Use the following form to sign up, and thank you for your support of the squadron!

Vendor Signup for Airshow

ES Demo and CAP Display at 4-H Fair and Family Festival

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The squadron will be doing an ES activity (an ELT hunt) and manning a CAP table during the 4-H Fair and Family Festival on 27 July 2019.  This event is open to the public, and families are welcome to attend.  It’s a fun event and will also be a great recruiting opportunity. 

The CAP table will be manned from 9 am to 5 pm and the ES activity will run as we have interested youth.  Volunteers can stay for the day or sign up for the morning or afternoon.  Lunch will be provided.

Please use this sign up form to participate:

Sign Up Form

Event:  CAP Table & ES Demo

When:  Saturday, 27 July, from 9 – 5 pm

Location:  4-H Education Center and Park, 300 Finchville Turnpike, Otisville, NY


Contact for the event:  2d Lt Deborah Flynn, deb.flynn@ny030.org


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