NY Air National Guard Career Fair

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Cadets and parents are invited to a Career Fair at the 105th Airlift Wing at Stewart Air National Guard Base on May 1st.  As space is limited, this is intended for cadets 16 and up. This is not a CAP event, so uniform wear is not authorized. 

Register by this Friday, April 16th, by emailing date of birth, driver’s license number, and state, or a clear picture of driver’s licenses for all attendees.  You can also call with this information.

Register early to reserve your spot!   


NASA Mars Perseverance Lander

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Links: NASA TV or https://nasa.gov

NASA TV is covering the Mars Perseverance lander landing on Mars this afternoon.  This is the largest, most complex spacecraft ever sent to Mars, and even has its own helicopter drone!

This lander is also the first to have sound.  Microphones will capture the sounds of entry, descent, and landing (EDL), and the exploration of the surface.

Radios waves take 13.5 minutes to travel from Mars to Earth, so there is no live feed from Mars, but there will be live updates from NASA facilities as the spacecraft approaches and lands. It is estimated to land at 3:55pm EST.

Capt Kristin “Beo” Wolfe – An Inside Look at the F-35A

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Date and time: Thursday 18, February 2021 at 1900 hours

Link to register: https://aiaa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GFb7Val0SA-Zui2vTaqbZg


Please join us when Captain Kristin “Beo” Wolfe, commander and demonstration pilot for the U.S. Air Force F-35A Demonstration Team, gives us an inside look at this unmatched fifth-generation fighter. The F-35A Lightning II is without question the most capable multirole fighter aircraft in the world, combining stealth, sensor fusion, and unmatched situational awareness.  Currently operational or scheduled for operation with the U.S. and a dozen allied nations, the F-35 will be the backbone of these air forces for decades to come.

Capt Wolfe is a 2011 graduate of the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Prior to her current assignment, she was an instructor in the F-22 Raptor, the only other operational fifth-generation fighter.  Be sure to take this opportunity to hear what it takes to fly these two amazing aircraft, along with how Capt Wolfe achieved her dream of becoming a fighter pilot.


Virtual Open House

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Would you like to serve your community? Do you want to prepare for your future while making new friends? The CAP Cadet Program is a year-round program where Cadets learn about aviation and leadership. You will learn to be a leader while getting in shape, and you’ll push yourself to new limits. If you’re dreaming about a career in aviation, space, or the military, CAP’s Cadet Program is for you. No commitment to join the military required.

We invite you to learn about the Orange County (NY) Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol.  Our virtual open house is scheduled for March 16, 2021 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.  Prospective cadets and parents are welcome to attend.

Register For Open House

CAP Open House 03.16.21 Flyer

Space Force STEM Opportunity

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To celebrate the Space Force’s first birthday the USSF is putting together 30 minute zoom presentations led by Space Force members! These presentations will outline why space exploration is so important and space related career opportunities!

To register follow one of the links below and fill out the necessary information. After registering you will receive a zoom link to the meeting.

Daytime presentations: December 16-19 at 1:00pm Eastern Time (use the following link to register)



Evening presentations: December 16-18 at 8:00pm Eastern Time (use the following link to register)



December 16-18 at 10:00pm Eastern Time (use the following link to register)


Guest Speaker 10/27/20

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The Orange County Cadet Squadron is pleased to welcome

Dr. Harry Shaw

Engineer, Space Communications

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

October 27, 2020

In his presentation, Dr. Shaw will discuss his work in Space Communications for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.  He will cover NASA’s space network and how that works, his research within the network, NASA communications programs and advancements. He will also discuss the NASA internship program and his role as a mentor.  A question and answer session will conclude the presentation.

About Dr. Shaw

Dr. Shaw has over 30 years of experience in technology development, computer networking, information theory, microelectronics and space communications, mission planning and proposal development.  He holds two patents:

    • US 8,898,479 B2 11/25/2014 – Integrated Genomic and Proteomic Security Protocol
    • US 6,445,861 B1 9/3/2002 – Sol-Gel Processing to Form Doped


To prepare for the presentation, review Aerospace Dimensions Module 6, Spacecraft, Chapter 1. 

Ruck March for 5 September 2020

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Ruck march on September 5 2020

Address: Drop off will be at the Ridge Road parking area (415-369 Ridge Rd. Rock Tavern, NY 12575) That is the last address on the road before the parking lot. Pick up will be at the Weed Road Parking lot ( Stewart State Forest Parking, Weed, Rd, Rock Tavern NY 12575)

What to bring: Your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), CAP ID, CAPF 60-80, your 101 card, hydration pack, and snacks.

Uniform of the day: ABUs/BDUs with no blouse, and your choice of ruck boots or sneakers.

If you have any questions please email C/2d Lt. Riley Arns at riley.arns@ny030.org

Ruck March Confirmation

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I am still waiting for confirmation on your request to attend the Ruck March discussed at last week’s meeting. Please email me as soon as possible confirming your attendance. We will be following safety guidelines regarding Covid-19. My email is brian.connell@ny030.org.

Very Respectfully,
C/1st Lt. Brian Connell

NY Wing Summer Programming Series

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There will be a NY Wing Summer Programming Series starting 20 July 2020.The course is a online introduction to programming. To enroll you must be a CAP NYW cadet with current membership. You need only basic computing skills, access to a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer with internet connection, and permission to install free software to your computer. All relevant information will be at the signup sheet here: https://nyw.cap.gov/code

If you have any questions or concerns please email: sean.flynn@ny030.org

C/1st Lt. Brian Connell

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

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