Northeast Region will be conducting an Air Force Evaluated Exercise from 4-8 November. We are looking to see what members are available for tasking on those days. In addition, there will be Ground Team training on 7 November in conjunction with this exercise.
Sign-up: Section 1 of sign-up form
Location: Alert from home. Instructions will be received in the alert.
Date/Time: 4-8 Nov as tasked by NER within the period you signed up for.
UOD: Appropriate uniform for task – ABU with cold-weather gear for Ground Team or Mission Base, Flight Suit for Aircrew
Equipment: Full equipment for task – 24-hr pack for Ground Team
Qualifications: GES (Required), Must be in at least trainee status for given area training for (ex. GTM3(T) for Ground Team, MS(T) for Aircrew, MSA(T) or MRO(T) for Mission Base)
Documentation: CAPID, 101 Card, and CAPF 161 on person
Ground Team Training:
Sign-up: Section 2 of sign-up form
Date/Time: 7 Nov 2020 – 0900-1630
UOD: ABU with cold-weather gear
Equipment: 24-hour pack (recommended), water and lunch (required)
Qualifications: GES (required) Trainee status not required, but recommended
Documentation: CAPID, 101 Card, and CAPF 161 on person
Sign-up Form HERE
As always, COVID precautions will be observed. Please come prepared with proper PPE including a mask. There will be a health screening at the beginning of the activity to include a non-contact temperature check.
POC is Capt Kuliszewski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-238-1944
A First Aid/CPR Class is being conducted by Maj Racite. The First Aid certification is needed for those members wishing to qualify as a Ground Team Member – Level 3. Certification is through the American Red Cross. Parents are invited to register and attend as well. The tuition fee is due at the time of the class to cover materials. Registration cut-off is 15 March 2020 at 1800 hrs.
Date: 28 March 2020
First Aid: 0900-1200
Location:48 Maranatha Ln, Cornwall, NY
Cost: $45/student – covers certification card, books, and training materials
Instructor: Chaplain (Maj) Racite
The squadron will be hosting a sUAS (small unmanned aerial systems) training activity on Saturday, November 23rd at Algonquin Park in Newburgh. We will be starting at 11:00 am and will run until about 2:30 pm. Uniform will be ABU. In event of rain or snow, we’ll have to reschedule.
Sign up here: https://forms.gle/cKEb3sbP85rfHKf29
Please send me an email if you have any questions.
C/Lt Col Sean T. Flynn, CAP
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 email@example.com no later than 22 November 2019 if you meet one or more of the following criteria:
- You have been nominated by the Squadron Commander for an “Of the Year Award”
- You are applying for a National Cadet Special Activity (NCSA)
- You are applying for a Staff Position listed below at the New York Wing Encampment:
- Squadron Commander
- Squadron First Sergeant
- Officer in Charge (OIC)
- 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.
- Information on this year’s National Cadet Special Activities is not yet available. Capt Torres shared a link which has some very general information about NCSAs (https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/activities). Information on the application process is available here: https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/activities/national-cadet-special-activities/national-cadet-activity-application-instructions . Please ask your more senior cadets or reach out directly to me for more information on the NCSA’s to which your cadets can apply. Even though the application process does not open until 01 DEC, they cadets must be reviewed prior to that date in order to be considered for “green lighting” in NYW. NCSA’s provide phenomenal experiences for our cadets; please strongly encourage your eligible cadets (generally those with encampment credit) to apply.
- The requirement for review boards for certain staff positions at NYW Encampment is new this year.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this process. Make sure when you contact me you “CC” your cadet staff and the Squadron Deputy Commander at email@example.com
1st Lt Michael Mazanec, CAP
A New York Wing TRAEX is scheduled for 2 Nov 2019. Any members who are interested in participating please sign up at the link here – SIGNUP
Ground Team Training
Ground Team training will be held based out of Orange County Airport (KMGJ). We currently have one Ground Team Leader and may have a second, so we are looking for as many Ground Team Members as possible.
Report Time: 0800
Dismissal Time: 1600
Mission Base Staff Training
Mission Base Staff training will be held based out of Westchester County Airport (KHPN). If you plan to train in one of these specialties, you will need to arrange your own transportation to KHPN as both of the Catskill Mountain Group vans will be committed to the ground team training. If you sign up for Mission Base Staff training, you will receive an email at the email addresses listed in eServices with details regarding report time, dismissal time, location, and senior member POC. Please make sure your eServices profile is updated.
Any questions, contact 1st Lt Kuliszewski
In the upcoming meetings, we will be putting together Ground Team 24-hour packs for Emergency Services. Begin to gather items to put inside your pack for this week’s meeting. The document has a list of the different items needed for a complete 24-hour pack and the items that need to be on your person. Cadets only need to have the items under the “24 Hour Gear ‘Day Pack'”, “24 Hour Gear Continued”, and “On your person at all times.”
C/1st Lt Connell
The squadron will be holding a UAS flight clinic. This will be a one or two-day event to introduce cadets to UAS flying. In the future, this will lead to UAS mission training and eventual certification as UAS Pilots and Technicians. Please respond to the survey below so we can find the best date to start this activity.
Cadets: To be a part of this program as a cadet, you must be a member of the AMA (Association of Model Aeronautics). We’re forming a squadron AMA club where cadets can join for free.
Senior members: Please email me if you’re interested in participating.
C/Lt Col Sean T. Flynn
As you know registration is open for this year’s Air Force Association CyberPatriot team. We have started training for CyberPatriot XII already and training will be through online and in-person meetings. Basic computer skills (how to navigate file systems, familiarity with Windows operating system) and a computer running Windows are all that’s required. Competitions will be held at Newburgh Free Academy once a month from Nov through Feb 2020 and typically last from 3:00PM to 10PM.
If you would like to participate please attend the next practice session and feel free to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
C/1st Lt Connell
What is CyberPatriot?
At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period. Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money. – CyberPatriot Website. The video below provides an overview of the program.
Members interested in furthering your emergency services training and developing new skills, the application process for the 2019 National Emergency Services Academy (NESA) is now open. NESA is held in Camp Atterbury, Indiana across two sessions – 14-20 July and 21-27 July – and consists of three schools – Ground Search and Rescue School, Mission Aircrew School, and Incident Command System School. Other shorter courses are also held during the school, including an sUAS Course, a Wilderness Advanced First Aid Course, Aircrew Survival, and numerous other courses.
The cost for a full week course is $190, and short courses are $95. There are some scholarships available through NESA.
If you are interested in attending, or need assistance applying or attending, contact me at email@example.com.