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CAP Vector Quarterly National Staff Update July - September 2015 Maj Gen Joe Vazquez ,

CAP Vector Quarterly National Staff Update July - September 2015

Maj Gen Joe Vazquez, National Commander and CEO Mr. Don Rowland, Chief Operating Officer

Upcoming Key Dates

National Conference: 27-29 August 2015, Orlando FL http://www.capmembers.com/events/national_conference/

AEROSPACE EDUCATION - ae@capnhq.gov Deputy Director for AE: Dr. Jeff Montgomery – jmontgomery@capnhq.gov National AE: Lt Col Mike McArdle – michael.mcardle@att.net Home School Development: Lt Col Mike Fultz – michael.fultz@comcast.net

CAP STEM Kit Program: CAP continues the initiative to promote an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and careers to our CAP cadets and educator members’ students across the nation. Through CAP’s free STEM Kit program, CAP Unit AEOs, Educator Members and AFJROTC instructors can select from five kits to use and keep: astronomy, flight simulators, model & remote control airplanes, robotics, and rocketry. Collaboration with other youth groups is encouraged, especially amongst the CAP units. This is a great way to introduce students to CAP’s cadet and aerospace programs. Almost 2,000 kit requests have been filled, impacting over 110,000 cadets & K-12 students. All back orders have been filled and funding is available to continue to fill orders. AEOs are encouraged to select a kit and order in eServices at the CAP STEM Kits link. For more information, application instructions, and recipient lists, go to www.capmembers.com/stem-ed. Contact: stem@capnhq.gov.

Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) Program: Over 14,000 students in grades K-6 were enrolled in the 2014-2015 academic year ACE program under the tutelage of over 350 educators in 28 states across the nation. The ACE program just completed another successful year. We are collecting data, updating lessons, and adding new lessons for the next academic year. Viewed by CAP as a great early introduction to the CAP Cadet program, the ACE program needs YOUR help! CAP squadrons can help introduce the program to educators and schools and offer to assist in teaching lessons and/or presenting end-of-program completion plaques and student certificates. Cadets can be exceptional role models for these young people and CAP adults are excellent school mentors. For more information, go to www.capmembers.com/ace. Contact: ace@capnhq.gov.

AFA’s Aerospace/STEM Education Grants for CAP: The AFA continues to provide $250 grants in alternating quarterly cycles to CAP units and educator members to help fund aerospace and STEM project subjects and careers. For information, go to AEO and AEM grant links at www.capmembers.com/ae. Contact: afa@capnhq.gov.

Aerospace Education Officer ( AEO) Schools: One opportunity remains this year to attend a 2015 regional AEO school ; the Great Lakes Region AEO school will be held 3-7 August. These schools provide education, training, resources, and AE Action Plan guidance to the attendees to help them better accomplish their AE responsibilities as an integral part of the overall CAP program. More information about the schools can be found at www.capmembers.com/ae. Contact: ae@capnhq.gov.

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CADET PROGRAMS - cp@capnhq.gov Deputy Director for Cadet Programs: Curt LaFond – clafond@capnhq.gov National Cadet Programs Manager: Lt Col Ned Lee – elee@scscourt.org

Cadet Encampment Assistance Program. Over 1,500 disadvantaged cadets are receiving assistance with their encampment and uniform expenses, thanks to CEAP and its special Air Force funds. Wing directors of cadet programs have been given data about their participating cadets. Commanders who know of CEAP success stories are asked to share them with us. Learn more at www.capmembers.com/ceap.

Cadet Protection Policy: All adult members must complete the Cadet Protection Basic Course by 1 July 2015. Members serving in the following positions are required to complete the Cadet Protection Advanced Course too: CC, CV, CD, CS, CP, IG. Please see www.capmembers.com/cadetprotect for details.

Curry Blues Voucher. Vanguard is emailing $100 Curry Blues Vouchers to cadets upon their earning C/Amn. Participating cadets are receiving their orders a few days after placing them. However, most cadets appear to be waiting a week or longer to visit the Vanguard website and use their voucher. Commanders, when you promote cadets to C/Amn, please remind them (and their parents) to watch their email for the Curry Blues Voucher and to order their uniforms right away. Vouchers expire after 45 days. Learn more at www.capmembers.com/curryblues.

Drill & Ceremonies: Cadet Programs is working on a new CAP Drill & Ceremonies Manual that will focus on CAP drill needs and clear up some ambiguous issues in AFMAN 36-2203. If you want to contribute to this process by editing content or providing feedback or ideas, please contact LtCol Grace Edinboro at gtedinboro@aol.com.

National Character Day: It’s time to start planning for National Character Day! National Character Day is a wing-sponsored, half-day activity consisting of an academic element with exciting guest speakers and a

hands-on Character Challenge.

character and anti-drug messages to cadets. September is the suggested time for the event, but it can be held in any month. A curriculum guide and other resources are available at

National Character Day is an opportunity for CAP to showcase our pro-

Training Leaders of Cadets 2016. We’re revising the popular TLC program to make it easier for more seniors to participate. A new TLC Basic Course will be just 1-day in duration (versus 1 ½ now), and a new 1- day TLC Intermediate Course and webinar-based TLC Advanced Course will build upon that foundation, giving our most active members in-depth training. Prototypes of the Basic and Intermediate programs are being conducted at the National Conference. Learn more at www.capmembers.com/provinggrounds.

CHAPLAIN CORPS Chief of CAP Chaplain Corps: Chap (Col) James Hughes - jhughes@cap.gov Chaplain Corps Administrator: Kenya Bogans – kbogans@capnhq.gov

CAPR 265-1 - This regulation was released on 3 April 2015. The Chief of Chaplains is using the Chaplain Corps Region Staff Colleges for training and familiarization of the new regulation.

Character Development Instructor Specialty Track - A rewrite and update of the CDI Specialty Track has been presented to PD for review and coordination.

65th Anniversary of the CAP Chaplain Corps - A number of activities will commemorate the 65th anniversary of the CAP Chaplain Corps. They will include a Chaplain display at the annual conference, a book of core value based aviation experiences of our membership, the presentation of a new CAP hymn, informational items for use at annual conference and other materials.

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DEVELOPMENT Director of Development: Dr. Skip Dotherow jdotherow@capnhq.gov

Civil Air Patrol Foundation launches new website. www.capfoundation.com. It contains information on estate planning and the Heritage brick program.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Director of Government Relations: John Swain – dcoffice.cap@verizon.net National Legislative Officer: Lt Colonel Gerald Marketos – marketos@cap.gov State Legislative Officer: Lt Colonel James Nova – jnova@cap.gov Special Projects Officer: Lt Colonel Lindsay Shipps – lshipps@cap.gov

FY 2016 Legislative Agenda: Efforts by CAP wings and members during the 2015 Legislative Day helped increase funding for operations and maintenance (O&M) as well as procurement over that in the President’s Budget request. Senate Appropriations marked up CAP for $27.7M for O&M, $10.4M for aircraft and $1.7M for vehicles while House Appropriations gave the same for aircraft and vehicles and $27.4M for O&M. For the first time ever the House Armed Services authorized an increase in CAP O&M over the President’s request at $27.9M. Still to come are deliberations between the House and Senate to negotiate the differences in FY16 funding for CAP.

Summer Conference: Expect two major Government Relations (GVR) activities at this year’s summer conference:

A one-day course—Government Relations, The Art and the Science—on Thursday for wing and squadron leaders, government relations advisors, public affairs officers and others who expect to work with legislators or government officials.

A GVR Learning Lab for everyone on Friday afternoon with updates on CAP’s budget, legislative agenda and new programs including a GVR specialty track.

There is still time to sign up for the one-day course and everyone is welcome to attend the Learning Lab.

Government Relations Specialty Track: Planning continues for a GVR specialty track designed to provide Government Relations Advisors and others specific training and knowledge to help them do their assignments better. Suggestions and comments about this proposal can be submitted to any GVR staff member. Expect to hear more soon.

CAP Congressional Gold Medal: Wings nationwide continue to present replica medals to CAP World War II veterans and families who could not attend the December 2014 ceremony. Many wings have very successfully involved Members of Congress and the press at local ceremonies to honor our veterans and to tell their stories to the public. Where this has occurred it has had tremendous impact. Those still planning ceremonies are urged to involve Members of Congress and the press as much as possible.

HISTORY Chief Historian: Col Frank Blazich, Jr., fblazich@cap.gov National Historian Emeritus: Col Len Blascovich, Len_b@ix.netcom.com Assistant Chief Historian: Lt Col Phil Saleet, pcs78461@gmail.com National Curator: Maj Jacob Gerstein, jgerstein@cap.gov National Archivist: Capt Colleen McCormick, colleen.mccormick@cap.gov Director, Office of Outreach: Lt Col Sean Neal, nealcrashboom@aol.com National Historical Editor: Lt Col Richard Mulanax, richmulanax@gmail.com CAP National Historical Journal Editor: Capt Kurt Efinger, kefinger@sercap.us Director, Oral History Program: Chaplain (Maj) Marvin Owen, marvin.owen@mac.com

Artifacts Storage: We’ve submitted paperwork requesting storage facilities at Joint Base Bolling Anacostia to establish a functional archive and storage facility for CAP historical artifacts.

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Flying Minute Men: We’re working with Air University Press to publish a 75th anniversary edition of Flying Minute Men updated with new information for 2016.

New Museum Display Coming Soon: Currently working on a CAP display at the North Carolina State Maritime Museum in Beaufort, NC. It covers Operation Drumbeat and Coastal Patrol Bases 21 and 16 with a smaller section on the post war years. This display will open on August 1, 2015.

Ribbon History: Continuing work on an in-depth monograph on the history of the CAP ribbons and ribbon technical specifications at the behest of the National Uniform Committee.

A History of Our National Commanders: Final draft is being reviewed on the history of the USAF general officers and colonels who led CAP as national commanders from 1947 to 1975, in addition to other writing projects.

A New Form for Tracking Historical Artifacts: An administrative revision of CAPR 210-3 will be released shortly, authorizing use of the CAPF 183. This new form is a standardized, CAP/GC-reviewed agreement for the loan of historical materials from CAP historical repositories to other CAP and reputable non-CAP organizations. Its availability will enhance accountability of CAP's valuable historical artifacts and records.

CAP National Historical Journal: The next issue of the CAP National Historical Journal will be out soon. Researching to write new chapter for Flying Minute Men covering 1948 to the present.

Reliving History: The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s World War II Weekend was held at Reading, PA from 5 – 7 June. Uniting three World War II vintage CAP aircraft together with senior and cadet member reenactors, tens of thousands of the general public were exposed to CAP heritage.

Office of Heraldry: Heraldry Regulation and Pamphlet, CAPR 210-2 and CAPP 7 are both being sent out to the CSAG for review and comment. Work has continued advising the National Uniform Committee on heraldry issues.

Oral History Program: Interviewed Ch, Col. James Hughes, CAP Chief of Chaplains, and transcribing said interview. Also researched previous articles on CAP’s chaplaincy to be compiled along with the interview for a presentation to mark the Chaplain Corps’ 65th anniversary this year.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Deputy Director of Information Technology: Joseph Hall, Jr. – jhall@capnhq.gov Information Technology Officer: Lt Col Bill Hughes – BillHughes@rochester.rr.com

Windows 10 Guidance on NHQ Field Issued Laptops:

In April 2015, Microsoft released an update (KB3035583) which gives an icon in the system tray. This update only gives users the option to reserve a copy of Windows 10 (http://www.microsoft.com/en- us/windows/features) which will be released on 29 July 2015 on eligible systems (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications). If installed and you wish to remove, this update can be uninstalled by going to Control Panel> Programs and Features> View Installed Updates and use the Search box to find update KB3035583.

Once Microsoft releases the download/install in July only user’s with administrative rights should be able to complete the installation. However, at this time please notify your staff to not proceed with the upgrade to Windows 10 on NHQ field issued laptops until we are able to test and work out any unforeseen issues that may occur with our setup. As critical as our field laptops are we can’t afford any unnecessary downtime to them. We want to be sure most of the bugs have been worked out

prior to the organization transition. spadgett@capnhq.gov

For more information please contact Shontica Padgett-

FY15 Field Computer Buy Update: The contract has been awarded and the distribution of the FY15 Field Computer Buy equipment has an estimated delivery date of August. Please stay tuned to eServices news for further updates on the equipment distribution.

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CAP Websites – In support of CAP branding initiative, a website template has been developed to incorporate into your unit website. The template is currently available for beta test. If you are interested in participating in the beta test please contact Joseph Hall at jhall@capnhq.gov.

eServices applications now available and slated for release: (Please stay tuned to eServices news for more information on these upcoming releases.)

(Released) New Level 1 (http://capmembers.com/cap_university/level-1-orientation/) and CPPT (http://capmembers.com/cadet_programs/cadet_protection/) courses now available on eServices-> LMS.

(Released) ORMS Update - The form 73 upload on vehicle usage is now available. The upload accepts a .PDF or word file. On upload, a check will be made to verify if a file has been uploaded for the past year (2014-07-01) and if one exists the system will delete it when it adds the new one. This will allow for one year worth of documents to be available. A list of the form 73 is also available but only for viewing purposes.

(Released) Soft launch of eServices V.2 - eServices has been released for all to use. The home page has a new look and has been reorganized and other pages will adopt a similar appearance over time. All members are able to toggle back and forth using the new main page or staying with the current version. Please continue to test and provide feedback to the CAP Helpdesk.

(In Testing) Recommendation For Decoration – CAPF 120 - Allows members to submit a CAPF 120 electronically. Currently in beta test by the IT Committee, AZWG, and NVWG.

(On going) Commander’s Dashboard Updates – Provide additional metrics to better assist Commanders on readiness and effectiveness of its resources.

INSPECTOR GENERAL – ig@capnhq.gov Inspector General: Col Tom Kettel – tkettel@cap.gov Inspector General - Inspections: Col Steve Miller – smiller526@gmail.com Inspector General - Complaints: Col Jack Schupp – cap199@hotmail.com Inspector General - Training: Lt Col Craig Gallagher – eaacraig@gmail.com

Training:

August 2015:

Aug 27-28; National Conference, Orlando, FL Contact: Craig Gallagher eaacraig@gmail.com

October 2015:

NCR Oct 15-16; Missouri Wing Conference; Kansas City, MO Contact: Emmit Williams, emmitw@mmuonline.net

GLR Oct 24-25; Ohio Wing Conference; Mansfield Lahm AFB; Mansfield, OH Contact: Jay Burrell, jayburrell@comcast.net

LOGISTICS Director of Logistics: Gary Schneider – gschneider@capnhq.gov CAP Fleet Manager: Larry Kauffman – lkauff7777@aol.com Logistics Manager: Major Jason Bailey – 336-269-4218

Aircraft Fleet Modernization: In April we accepted 7 new Cessna Skyhawk (Model 172S) aircraft, and they have already been distributed to wings. These aircraft are G1000-equipped and come with glider tow packages installed. The remaining 14 will be accepted soon, and distribution plans are in the works for those remaining assets. The FY 15 aircraft buy has been finalized and will consist of 17 G1000-equipped Cessna 182Ts with avgas-fueled engines. Final delivery dates are yet to be determined:

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Transportation: Summer is upon us and CAP activities are ramping up. Each year we experience dozens of roadside emergencies, often at night and most have cadets on board. This year, before we hit the road with our CAP vans filled with people and stuff, let’s think about their condition and consider some seasonal maintenance. Check tires for cracks or gouges, and if anything looks odd, take them to the dealer and have them looked at. Today’s tires have wear bars woven into the material. If you can see the wear bars,

replace the tires. If we replace the left front tire, we should consider replacing the one on the opposite axle as well. Hot weather, heavy loads and towing increase the temperatures of brakes causing pads to wear more quickly. We should keep track of how worn the pads are and change them if necessary. Check out the cooling system. Examine hoses for cracks or leaks and be sure the connections are secure. Add

coolant or antifreeze if the reservoir is below half full.

haven’t replaced them in a year or so we will need to before we begin the trip. By inspecting our tires, brakes and cooling systems and attending to a few seasonal maintenance items, like wipers, we can be assured of a safer and more dependable travel experience.

It’s not a bad idea to check wiper blades. If we

OPERATIONS, CISM, COMM, STAN EVAL, TRAINING and EMERGENCY SERVICES Director: John Desmarais – jdesmarais@capnhq.gov Chief, Aircraft Operations: Joe Piccotti – lpiccotti@capnhq.gov Chief, Critical Incident Stress Management: Lt Col Tom Janisko - thomas.j.janisko.mil@mail.mil Chief, Communications: Malcolm Kyser mkyser@capnhq.gov Chief, National Operations Center: Terry Raymond – traymond@capnhq.gov Chief, Operations Support: Lt Col Pete Norris – icssboss@gmail.com Chief, Training: Col Carlton Sumner – sumner.carlton@gmail.com

2015 National Conference & Operations Pre-Conference Sessions: Operations will conduct 10 learning labs during the main conference and is also hosting 3 pre-conference sessions:

- Geospatial Information Interoperability Exploitation Portable (GIIEP) Training on the 25 th of August from 8am to 5pm; this session will provide hands on training with existing units as well as overviews of the version 2 software currently being beta tested

- Cessna G-1000 Ground School on the 25 th of August from 8am to 5pm; this training will be conducted by the Cessna factory training staff, and is always a packed session, so we encourage you to register early.

- Operations Pre-Conference on the 26 th of August from 8am to 10pm; all wing and region command and operations staff are encouraged to attend, but for the first time it is open to any interested operations personnel as well.

Aircraft Operations and Standardization/Evaluation: There have been many updates posted on the CAP

- CAP Balloon Flight Operations guidance has been updated and is posted on the CAP Pilots’ web page in

the “Green Flag, Hot Air Balloons, UAS, & Weather” section. This document includes updated guidance on

authorized balloon models/sizes & balloon flight evaluations.

- The CAP Glider Program Procedures guide is updated and posted on the CAP Pilots web page in the

“Gliders” section. This update includes revised Tow Pilot & Tow Pilot Trainer Requirement guidance on pages 18 & 19.

- The Flight Release Officer (FRO) Qualification Coursehas been updated and is available for use. It is

posted on the CAP Pilots web page in the “Training” section. FRO Training is essential to safe and effective

aircraft operations, and all CAP members who are to perform flight release duties must first successfully complete the FRO qualification course prior to being appointed to the position of FRO.

- Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) information is now available and posted on the CAP Pilots web page in the “Green Flag, Hot Air Balloons, UAS, & Weather” section.

Critical Incident Stress Management: Revisions to CAPR 60-5, the CISM website, and associated training materials are currently being drafted. CISM personnel with inputs and ideas should reach out to Lt Col Janisko.

Communications:

- The annual Constant Watch communications exercise successfully demonstrated the capability of our

communications personnel to ramp up in emergencies to support both long range and short range tactical communications. CAP routinely has 95 or more HF stations on during daily nets, but during this exercise

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272 HF radios were brought online passing traffic across the country. Plans for the 2016 exercise are currently underway and will be released soon.

- 1 September 2015, the sunset date for Basic Communications User Training (BCUT) and Advanced

Communications Users Training (ACUT) is just two months away. All members with duties including unsupervised operation of radios on CAP frequencies must complete Introductory Communications Users Training (ICUT) before then. Details are available in CAPR 100-1, paragraph 5-2, and reports are available in Ops Quals to assist staff in identifying personnel that still need to complete training.

Operations Support:

- National Emergency Services Academy (NESA): The 2015 NESA is being held from 18 July to 1 August.

Most slots have been filled, but anyone interested in last minute slots that come available can contact NESA-ADMIN@nesa.cap.gov to apply offline. More information about NESA is available at www.nesa.cap.gov.

- CAP is currently beta testing version two of the National Guard’s Geospatial Information Interoperability

Exploitation Portable (GIIEP) software, expected to be released late this fall. GIIEP operators are encouraged to attend the GIIEP pre-conference session at the national conference to get up to speed on the changes. Training for new operators at NESA will also include transition training to Version 2.

Training: Annual training and operational mission plans are due to the CAP-USAF Liaison Regions by the 31 st of July. Wings are encouraged to get their plans completed early so that plans can be adjusted as necessary after Region and Liaison Region review.

PERSONNEL Chief of Personnel: Susie Parker – sparker@capnhq.gov Asst Chief of Personnel: Marie Vogt mvogt@capnhq.gov National Promotions and Award Team Leader: Lt. Col. Thomas Berg – thomas.berg@gawg.cap.gov

FY 2016 Membership Dues. Each year Wing Commanders have an opportunity to change their Wing dues effective at the beginning of the new fiscal year (see CAPR 39-2, paragraph 4-4). If your Wing needs to

adjust their dues, please request the region commander’s approval and notify this office no later than 15 July

2014.

You may email (sparker@capnhq.gov or fax (334-953-4262) your requested changes to this

Headquarters.

The National Promotions and Award Team is currently working on:

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Revising the PowerPoint presentation for National, Regional and Wing conferences on writing award

recommendations (versions for Mac and PC)

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Rewriting the CAP Pamphlet “Awards Made Easy” to make it more user-friendly

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Reviewing all regulations to bring consistency to the award recommendation process

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Continued testing of the electronic CAP Form 120

PUBLIC AFFAIRS Senior Director: John Salvador – jsalvador@capnhq.gov Deputy Director for Public Affairs: Julie DeBardelaben – jdebardelaben@capnhq.gov Public Affairs Manager: Lt Col Steven Solomon – ssolomon@cap.gov Marketing and Social Media Manager: Lt. Col. Paul Cianciolo – paul.cianciolo@natcapwg.cap.gov Assistant Public Affairs/Marketing/Social Media Manager: Lt. Col. Joe Winter – jwinter@cap.gov

Social Media: CAP’s main Facebook page has over 31,000 fans and posts to this page frequently receive more than 20,000 views. The organization’s Twitter account currently has over 5,000 followers, a 33 percent increase over the last year. Join us online and join in the conversation: Like us on Facebook:

2015 National Conference Facebook Event Page: CAP members can enjoy up-to date conference information, uncover answers to many questions and participate in discussions about this year’s conference on CAP’s National Conference event page. Join our 2015 National Conference event page:

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National PAO Academy - A two-day agenda of presentations and workshops to complement the "How-to Guide for Civil Air Patrol Public Affairs" in support of CAP PAOs duties will be held before the National Conference in Orlando, Florida. The PAO Academy dates will be 26-27 August. http://www.capmembers.com/events/national_conference/

SAFETY Chief of Safety: George Vogt – gvogt@capnhq.gov Assistant Chief of Safety: Col Robert Castle - rcastle@cox.net

Interim Change Letter to CAPR 62-1: An ICL to CAPR 62-1 went into effect on 29 Jun 15. Under the terms of this change, monthly safety education is still mandatory for all CAP members, but safety “currency” isn’t required for a member to participate. Commanders at every level are responsible for ensuring their members comply with safety education requirements as we continue to improve our safety education opportunities into something that will enhance, rather than inhibit, member participation. Click here to read the ICL.

Update on Implementation of New Safety System: The new Safety Management System approach to CAP Safety is making progress. A “gap analysis” was conducted to determine what parts of the program need to be kept, what needs to be changed, and what programs and resources need to be created. We are beginning to form “Tiger Teams” to help speed the implementation process. Teams will work on the rewrite of 62-1, the rewrite of 62-2, standardization of risk management tools and processes, updates to safety education briefings, website updates, etc. If anyone has ideas and would like to be a contributing member of any of these or other committees, please let us know at safety@capnhq.gov.

The Safety Beacon: The Beacon has been improved, and contains more current and topical CAP safety information, ideas for monthly education briefings and discussions, reviews of past mishaps, and sharing of hazard reports and suggestions. The National Commander termed the Beacon a “must read” and we will be relying on this publication as the primary means of informing our members of the latest news in CAP Safety. Click here for current and past editions of the Beacon.

National Conference: If you’re attending the National Conference in August, be sure to stop by the Safety Learning Labs. We’ll be taking a very honest and critical look at CAP’s current and past safety cultures, and then discussing our big plans for the future of CAP Safety as we take a business-like approach to safety.

SPAATZ ASSOCIATION Vice President, The Spaatz Association: Lt Col “JD” Ellis – jellis@cap.gov www.spaatz.org.

TSA Leadership Grants: TSA has updated its application for the 2015 Leadership Grant program. More than $30,000 is available to individuals, squadrons, groups, wings, regions, or national-level programs that support cadet leadership development. Grants are awarded quarterly. Deadlines for applications are 31 January, 30 April, 31 July, and 31 October. For more information, visit www.spaatz.org.

2 nd Quarter 2015 TSA Leadership Grant Awardees

MER Honor Guard Academy

Floyd Bennett Composite Sq, -- Speak Up for Success Program

Jessie Carpenter -- Cadet Officer School

East Bay Cadet Squadron -- Basic Cadet School/Airman Training School

Commanders, we need your help! TSA maintains contact information for all Spaatz and Falcon Award recipients, even after they leave the Civil Air Patrol. Unfortunately, more than 2/3 of all recipients are considered "lost" in our database. If you know a Spaatz or Falcon award recipient, ask them to visit www.spaatz.org and complete our online Information Update Form

TSA Board Election window is now open. Deadline for self-nominations is 15 July.

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*Save the Date! The next Spaatz Association Annual Awards Dinner is set for Saturday, 27 February 2016 in Arlington, VA

STRATEGIC PLANNING Chief of Plans: Paul Gloyd – pgloyd@capnhq.gov Chief of Strategic Planning: Col Brooks Cima – brookscima@gmail.com

Strategic Plan Development: CAP is developing goals and objectives for the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan. This plan is leadership’s strategy used to identify goals for shaping CAP’s future and for establishing ideas for achieving those goals. Ultimately, the strategic plan will be the impetus for moving the organization forward and will determine ways in which CAP will grow and change over the next five years. The plan will be presented to the Board of Governors for approval at the December meeting.

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