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o-Flights: 3 Dec 2017

posted Nov 29, 2017, 7:41 PM by Alisa Vural   [ updated Nov 29, 2017, 8:01 PM ]

Attention, Curtiss-Wright Cadets! Sign up NOW for a powered O-Flight out of Essex County Airport in Caldwell, NJ, meeting at Airbound Aviation, 27 Wright Way,  Fairfield, THIS Sunday, 3 December 2017. 

The spots are limited to 6, so first-come, first-served. SIGN UP BY THURSDAY, 30 Nov at 1800. After that, any spots left available will be offered to other cadets in Group 221.

To register, complete requirements 1, 2, and 3 below and fill out the brief survey HERE by TOMORROW, 30 Nov 2017 at 1800.  Your membership must be current and you must have the complete BDU/ABU uniform and be able to wear it within CAPM 39-1 regulations.

There is no rain date; so hope for fine weather.  Flight cancellation due to weather will be sent via email, so be CERTAIN you check your email. (You should be checking your CAP email daily.) If you have problems with your CAP email, follow the password reset instructions. If it still does not work, email Lt. Vural.

Have your parents read the Parents Guide to Orientation Flights: https://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/OFlight_Fact_Sheet_for_Parents_BCB31A5D62382.pdf

SPACE IS LIMITED! SIGN UP NOW! 

What you need to know:

1) You must have completed Aircraft Ground Handling in eServices.
2) You must be safety current. Check your record in eServices. If you are not safety current, complete one of the online safety modules.
3) Prepare by reading the O-Flight Syllabus. https://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/P052_007_9F576CAE3B358.pdf
4) UOD: BDUs, boots. Dress warmly with layers under your BDUs and bring a jacket. 
5) Arrive 15 minutes before your flight.
6) Bring with you: your CAPID, a gallon ziplock bag, a snack and water. Keep a complete CAPF 161 in the right pocket of your BDUs. CAPF 161 https://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/CAPF_161_4277E3691FD61.pdf
7) Your parents should not leave you until you have gone up with the pilot. Your parents should return to the airport half an hour before your flight is scheduled to end.

After signing up you will be redirected to the Announcements page (here!) on our squadron website. You can find all of this information and relevant links here. 

Questions? Email Lt. Vural (alisa.vural@njwg.cap.gov)

NJ-073 Receives National Award

posted Nov 28, 2017, 11:46 AM by Alisa Vural

Recognition for Excellent Leadership and Aerospace Programs for Teens


Fairfield, NJ - November 28, 2017


The Curtiss-Wright Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol has earned the prestigious 2017 Quality Cadet Unit Award. The national Civil Air Patrol award recognizes high-achieving squadrons based on rigorous criteria.


The squadron exceeded national criteria with over 40 cadet members, exceptional annual growth of nearly 20% and nearly 60% annual retention of cadet members. The squadron achieved these results by offering high-quality, well-planned cadet leadership and aerospace programs. Nearly 60% of the cadets have successfully completed basic encampment, a rigorous eight-day basic training. The squadron was further recognized for its Aerospace Education program for cadets, and the high number of senior member adult leaders who have pursued advanced training to support the cadet program.


Nationally only 29% of the more than 1,000 eligible Civil Air Patrol squadrons earn the Quality Cadet Unit Award. In New Jersey, the Curtiss-Wright Composite Squadron is one of six squadrons recognized with the distinctive award. The squadron also earned the award in 2016 and 2014. The squadron is active in community events, special trainings, and works to develop leaders between the ages of 12 and 18. Cadet members are from Essex, Morris, Passaic and Union Counties.


The Curtiss-Wright Composite Squadron meets at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings at the American Red Cross in Fairfield, NJ. Prospective cadets, ages 12-18, and their parents are always welcome. For more information, visit http://curtiss-wright.njwg.cap.gov/


Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. CAP’s 57,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. CAP also plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to 24,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.


26 Nov 2017 (Sunday) Orientation Flights

posted Nov 24, 2017, 12:19 PM by Alisa Vural   [ updated Nov 28, 2017, 11:47 AM ]

Note that flights were cancelled due to weather. We will reschedule.

Attention, Curtiss-Wright Cadets! 

Sign up NOW for a powered O-Flight out of Essex County Airport in Caldwell, NJ, meeting at Airbound Aviation, 27 Wright Way,  Fairfield, THIS Sunday, 26 November 2017. 

The spots are limited to 6, so first-come, first-served. 

To register, complete requirements 1, 2, and 3 below and fill out the brief survey HERE by 25 November 2017 at 1800.  Your membership must be current and you must have the complete BDU/ABU uniform and be able to wear it within CAPM 39-1 regulations.

There is no rain date, so hope for fine weather.  Flight cancellation due to weather will be sent via email, so be CERTAIN you check your email. (You should be checking your CAP email daily.) 

Have your parents read the Parents Guide to Orientation Flights https://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/OFlight_Fact_Sheet_for_Parents_BCB31A5D62382.pdf

SPACE IS LIMITED! SIGN UP NOW! 

What you need to know:

1) You must have completed Aircraft Ground Handling in eServices.
2) You must be safety current. Check your record in eServices. If you are not safety current, complete one of the online safety modules.
3) Prepare by reading the O-Flight Syllabus. https://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/P052_007_9F576CAE3B358.pdf
4) UOD: BDUs, boots. Dress warmly with layers under your BDUs and bring a jacket. 
5) Arrive 15 minutes before your flight.
6) Bring with you: your CAPID, a gallon ziplock bag, a snack and water. Keep a complete CAPF 161 in the right pocket of your BDUs. CAPF 161 https://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/CAPF_161_4277E3691FD61.pdf
7) Your parents should not leave you until you have gone up with the pilot. Your parents should return to the airport half an hour before your flight is scheduled to end.

After signing up you will be redirected to the Announcements page our our squadron website. You can find all of this information and relevant links there. 

Questions? Email Lt. Vural (alisa.vural@njwg.cap.gov)

2017 Orienteering Skills Workshop at West Point

posted Sep 11, 2017, 8:59 AM by Alisa Vural   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 9:08 AM ]

Orienteering Skills Workshop at West Point's Lake Frederick, 29 Sep 2017 to 1 Oct 2017

Calling all cadets! The United States Military Academy Orienteering Team will host a weekend workshop at Lake Frederick, NY, in order to teach the fundamentals of Orienteering. Participants do not require any background in orienteering, only a desire to learn. We will bivouac, an excellent experience for those who have not done it before.


Cadets will get experience on introductory and advanced level orienteering courses. Everyone will participate in various exercises and practical applications, culminating in a team-level orienteering competition. This weekend is rigorous, competitive and sure to be exciting for all participants, and is an annual favorite for our squadron. 


Reserve your spot first on our Online RSVP Form for the OSW.


Cost: $25 for food, payable via check to CAP. $25 registration fee payable directly to West Point, details to be provided along with West Point waivers for each participant.


Required forms (4):

a. CAPF 161 Emergency Information (keep in your right BDU/ABU pocket with your CAPID at all times)

b. CAPF 160 Member Health History (submit to Lt. Marashlian with other forms)

c. CAPF 32 Parent Permission Slip (attached below; submit to Lt. Marashlian with other forms)

d. CAPF 31 Application for activity (attached below; submit to Lt. Marashlian with other forms)


1.       All forms and the $25.00 food check (payable to CAP) and $25 registration check for West Point must be submitted to Lt. Marashlian by 8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 26.

2.       All cadets and adults must be SAFETY CURRENT.  We will have our monthly safety briefing, Tuesday, September 11.  If you are unable to attend (and have submitted your forms and registration and food payments), you MUST complete an online SAFETY CLASS to become Safety Current.

3.       Please advise no later than Tuesday evening, September 20, if you have any special dietary restrictions.  We are planning to serve camp food, which may include burgers, hot dogs, chili, pasta, salad, etc.  Breakfasts will be bagels, fruit, juice.

4.       Bring a bag dinner for Friday evening.

5.       Meet at 4:00 pm, Friday, September 29, at the Red Cross Building to load the trailer. 

6.       Uniform for Friday evening is full BDU/ABU.  Uniform on Saturday and Sunday is CAP PT (Black t-shirt, gray or dark shorts. Running pants, sweatshirt optional but highly advised.)

7.       Be prepared for rain.  Poncho or raingear is required. Extra socks and running shoes are highly advised. 

8.      Showers are available and highly advised. Bring a towel and soap.

9       Bring a set of “civilian” clothes for Saturday evening.  Jeans OK.

10.       Bring CAPID and medical documents, and signed USMA waiver form (attached to squadron email.)

 

GEAR LIST

       Tent to Share (for those who have one.  Please ensure the tent is 100% complete and functional.)  *** We will finalize tent arrangements Tuesday, September 26. ***

       Sleeping Bag and Pad (45 Degree or lower recommended)

       Flashlight or Head Lamp with extra batteries

       Canteen/Hydration Pack

       Mess Kit (Cup, Plate, Utensils)

       Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, as needed, etc.)

       Towel and soap

       Sunscreen

       Bug spray or lotion

       CAPID

       (1) BDU/ABU Shirt (travel)

       (1) BDU/ABU Pants (travel)

       BDU/ABU Cover (travel)

       BDU/ABU Boots (travel)

       (1) Boot socks, pair (travel)

       (1) Black T-Shirt ( travel)

       (2) Undershorts / Undergarments

       (1) Fleece (black preferred)

       Poncho or raincoat (Woodland Camo pattern preferred but not mandatory)

       Sleep Clothes

       Sneakers

       (2) Pair PT socks

       (2) Pair PT shorts

       (3) Black t-shirts for PT

       (1) Pair running pants for PT

       (1) Sweatshirt (dark preferred)

       (1) Set of civilian clothes for Saturday evening (t-shirt, jeans)

       Plastic bag for put wet clothes

       Backpack or duffle bag for personal gear

       Folding camp chair (optional)

 

Please contact Lt. Vural if you have any questions.


Cadet Ball and Conference!

posted Aug 7, 2017, 8:46 AM by Alisa Vural

Save the date of 2 Dec 2017 for the Annual NJWG Cadet Conference and Ball. Do not miss this opportunity! We want NJ-073 to have heavy representation. Mark your calendars now and plan around it.

From the NJWG Cadet Advisory Council: 

"Per Col Abegg's vision and on behalf of the NJWG Cadet Advisory Council (CAC), December 2, 2017 has been designated as the date of the Annual NJWG Cadet Conference and Ball. Please save the date! The NJWG CAC will be working diligently to provide an engaging conference and outstanding ball for cadets! Keep an eye out for more details."

Send your NCSA/BE Photos to the PAO

posted Jul 13, 2017, 8:33 AM by Alisa Vural

After you attend an NCSA or encampment this summer, send the following in an email to the Public Affairs Officer!

1) Send a couple of photos.
2) Answer at least two of these questions:
a) Why did you decide to go?
b) What is your favorite memory?
c) What was a surprise for you at the activity?
d) What states are your new CAP friends from?

You may see yourself on Facebook, our website and possibly even in the local press! Help spread the word about the awesome accomplishments that CAP Cadets achieve.

Tell your friends and family to follow us on Facebook.

West Point Scoutmaster's Camporee: 28 April to 30 April 2017

posted Jan 31, 2017, 5:24 PM by Alisa Vural

*** Note: Deadline for pre-payment is Tuesday evening, February 7 ***

 

Curtiss-Wright:

 

Each year, the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, holds an Invitational Scout Camporee.  The event is planned, organized, and executed entirely run by USMA cadet members of the Scoutmaster’s Council.  These cadets are typically former members of Boy Scout, Venture Crew (coed) and Girl Scout units, many of whom have earned their program’s highest rank, i.e., Boy Scout Eagle and Girl Scout Gold awards. 

 

The Camporee site is HERE.

 

Photo Album from our GREAT EXPERIENCE in 2015 is HERE.


The annual Camporee is a weekend-long event in which Scout Troops (and CAP) experience a variety of military and Scouting -based competitions and sites to include: land navigation, first aid, weapons safety and maintenance, zodiac boat race, fire building, military drill, and physical fitness. The Camporee also includes military equipment static displays, mock demonstrations of military operations such as air assault missions with helicopters, a large bonfire, and a military review parade involving the Academy leadership.

 

Curtiss-Wright applied to attend the 2017 Camporee  as a CAP unit, and we were accepted!    NJ073’ own USMA CDT John Rogacki is sponsoring us this year! We will likely be the ONLY CAP unit among over 250 scouting troops, consisting of over 7000 participants!  This will be an excellent opportunity for us to show others what CAP is all about, interact with USMA cadets, and participate in many “cool” activities and challenges.   Like Scouting, CAP has similar goals and objectives with regard to their youth programs.  So, CAP fits right in. 

 

The event starts Friday evening, April 28, 2017, and will conclude mid-afternoon, Sunday, April 30, 2017.  We will meet at the Fairfield Red Cross building around 4:30 pm (tentative).  We could have multiple departure times, TBD.

 

It’s a camporee, so we will be camping in tents and cooking our own food. More details will follow. You will provide or share a tent, and need a sleeping bag and a mess kit.  We will lend you a sleeping bag if you need one.  Don’t worry about not having the right gear.  We will help you out, so that everyone wanting to attend will be properly equipped.  It will be an AWESOME experience!

 

We have 25 cadet spots and 6 adult spots available.  The registration fee is $25.00 per person.  It is non-refundable, but if you have paid and cannot attend, we will try to transfer your fee to another cadet who decides to go (or joined the Squadron) later.  Note: there will be a separate fee (approx. $25) collected later to cover meals.

 

RSVP here, and bring your $25 check NO LATER than 7 February. *** We need to prepay before February 10th, so the deadline for submitting your fee is Tuesday evening, February 7.  NO EXCEPTIONS, NO EXTENSIONS! Checks must be made payable to, “West Point Scoutmaster’s Council”, not CAP or Curtiss-Wright.

 

Please forward your check to Lt. Tracey Marashlian.  She will consolidate and handle the Squadron’s registration.   You can give her or me the check in person, or mail to the address below. 

 

Remember, the check needs to be in our hands at or before the Squadron meeting, Tuesday, February 7.

 

Please contact Major Rogacki if you have any questions.

 

Incredible Chance for C-17 O-Flight

posted Jan 19, 2017, 8:00 AM by Alisa Vural

Attention all Cadets and Senior Members!


On Sunday, February 12, 2017, the Curtiss-Wright squadron has been invited for a group orientation flight on a C-17 Globemaster III at MDL McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Joint Base.  This type of flight is a special opportunity that is rarely offered. 

There are limited openings and our maximum is 20 total. 

It is a full day event with departure time from the American Red Cross in Fairfield at approximately 0530 and returning late afternoon.  More details will be forthcoming.

Sign up NOW on this FORM

25 Nov 2016 O-Flight out of Essex County Airport

posted Nov 17, 2016, 7:24 AM by Alisa Vural


Attention, Curtiss-Wright Cadets! 
Sign up NOW for a powered O-Flight out of Essex County Airport in Caldwell, NJ, on Friday, 25 November (the day after Thanksgiving.) Complete the brief survey below by 22 November 2016 at 2000.  

There is no rain date, so hope for fine weather.  Flight cancellation due to weather will be sent via email, so be CERTAIN you check your email. (You should be checking your CAP email daily as part of being a responsible cadet.)

SPACE IS LIMITED! SIGN UP NOW! 

What you need to know:

1) You must have completed Aircraft Ground Handling in eServices.
2) You must be safety current. Check your record in eServices. If you are not safety current, complete one of the online safety modules.
3) Prepare by reading the O-Flight Syllabus.
4) UOD: BDUs, boots. Dress warmly with layers under your BDUs and bring a jacket. 
5) Arrive 15 minutes before your flight.
6) Bring with you: your CAPID, a gallon ziplock bag, a snack and water. Keep a complete CAPF 161 in the right pocket of your BDUs.
7) Your parents should not leave you until you have gone up with the pilot. Your parents should return to the airport half an hour before your flight is scheduled to end.

Sign up HERE (or here: https://goo.gl/forms/aeqS2ZTyTJwC8bM83)

Learn more about O-Flights HERE

Questions? Email Lt. Vural (alisa.vural@njwg.cap.gov) or Capt. Kim (robin.kim@njwg.cap.gov)

Fall Party with the Picatinny Squadron

posted Oct 19, 2016, 12:05 PM by Alisa Vural

RSVP HERE for the next week's Fall Party at the Picatinny Squadron next Tuesday, from 1800 to 2100. If you need a ride you MUST indicate it on the RSVP.

Be sure to bring your CAPF32 (attached) and CAPF 161 Emergency Information (keep it in your right pocket.)

UOD is Costumes, but casual clothes are also acceptable. There is a prize for the Best Aviation Themed Costume. There will be games, and pizza and drinks will be served.

If you have any questions, please ask Lt. Vural.

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