Thursday, February 6, 2014

Next Meeting: Thursday 13 Feb 2014

Meetings are from 1900 to 2100 hrs

Cadets should arrive between 1845 and 1855 hrs.
Senior Staff and admin and testing available from 1830-1855.

Prospective members and parent/guardians welcome
to arrive between 1830 and 1900.
Parents are welcome to remain during the meeting.

No appointment is needed, first time visitors may contact:
Deputy Squadron Commander
Maj. Nicolas Cook

Location: West Jordan Utah Army National Guard Armory
(The building behind the green Huey, Viet Nam era helicopter on display on the west side of the roadway)

7563 South Airport Road
West Jordan, Utah


Uniform of the Day: BDU

Item 1: Bring your 48 hour gear this week!
We will have our ES meeting this week in preparation for the Cache FTX on 15 and 16 Feb. Bring your gear this week, we will review, and give you tips on what to have, and training on how to use that equipment.
Item 2: Cache Valley Winter FTX.
The Cache Valley FTX will be 15, 16 February.  The sign up has been posted immediately prior to this post. If you want to go, SIGN UP ON THE BLOG. Cost, equipment and meeting times are in the sign up. 
More information will be posted there, and will be updated as we get closer, so be sure to check back over the next few weeks.
 Item 3: The Squadron year end banquet has BEEN MOVED to 1 March. It will again be held at the Friends of Eagles reception hall. Stay tuned for more details as they are posted. You need your best blues uniform. Any cadet may wear a tie, and service coat if you have one for the banquet. Cost is expected to be approximately $15 per person.
This is the latest e mail from the Encampment Command- This is different from the message posted last week concerning the Cadet Staff Applications:  
 To those interest in serving on Cadet Staff for Desert Hawk XII,

For staff applications please email a letter of intent (why you, what position(s), etc) to myself at and please cc All other forms (F31, F160, payment, etc) are all due NLT May 17, 2014. If you find that including a resume will boost your application feel free to include one with your letter of intent. 

A reminder that the deadline to be considered for Cadet Command Staff positions (Deputy Cadet Commander, Executive Officer, and Command Chief) is Saturday, 8 Feb 14. All other Cadet Staff positions (Line Staff and Support Staff) are due 28 Feb 14

I look forward to serving with you and having a great encampment this June. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach me anytime at 435-671-6307or

Below you will find a list of the needed positions for cadet staff this year. Please note that this is projected, and positions may be added or removed depending on the needs of the DHXII Encampment Staff:

-Deputy Cadet Commander
-Executive Officer
-Cadet Command Chief

-Squadron Commander (2)
-1st Sergeant (2)

-Flight Commander (6)
-Flight Sergeant (6)

-C/Admin Officer/NCO
-C/Safety Officer/NCO
-C/Logistics Officer/NCO
-C/Pubic Affairs Officer/NCO (2)
-General Support Staff (note that the structure and amount of general support staff is TBD)


Cadet Commander
Desert Hawk XII

See also last weeks blog for encampment info.

Item 5: Hockey Fund Raiser
The next Huck A Puck Grizzley game, will be Friday, 21 Feb. All unit members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Uniform is BDU, admission is free for you. any non-CAP members will have to buy a ticket. 
Come help sell hockey pucks, and out squadron gets half of the proceeds.

Item 6: Huck A Puck Fund Raising:
This years' fund raising has begun. All cadets are encouraged to obtain a permission slip to be signed by your parent or guardian. You will then be issued vouchers to sell. UNDERSTAND, you / your family will be responsible for those vouchers, if lost, you are responsible to pay for them. If you don't sell them all, you can turn them in at no cost to you.

This has been a good fund raiser for our unit every year, so see Lt Nielsen for slips and vouchers and support our squadron.

1. If you are ready for a drill test, a milestone written test, a speech or a review board, you must log in right here PRIOR to Wednesday at 1700 hours and let us know what you need. There will not be time to schedule these on Thursday when you arrive for the meeting.On line testing (Leadership and Aerospace Tests) must be completed before a drill test will be given.
The PT test for your next promotion can be taken on any PT meeting.

On line tests, PT and drill tests (as applicable), speeches or SDAs must be completed prior to requesting a promotion board. The board is the LAST step before completing any achievement.

2. If you need anything from supply, to place an order, need uniform parts, you should arrive at 1830. All such requests should be made before the meeting. 

3.  BDU UNIFORMS! Boots, pant, blouse and BDU flat top cover, are available through the Wing. Utah Wing has purchased a number of various sizes, and are making those uniforms available to the membership. 
You can get a full set for $20 total. If you need a full uniform, or if you need one or two of those four parts, let the command staff know what you need ASAP. 
Individual uniform parts are $6.00 a piece (which is anything less than all four parts). We will need to notify the Wing staff what we need. This is not a retail situation, where you can show up at the Wing building anytime, and buy stuff, so we need to do some arranging, but this will not be difficult, nor will it have to take a long time, so figure out what you need, and put a list together now.
Sizes are not guaranteed, but chances are we can get you outfitted. If you already have a uniform, you can still buy a new set, and then you will have a set for squadron, and a set you can wear for FTXs. There is no rule that says you can't take advantage of this opportunity just because you already have a set. There is no rule which limits 1 set per member either.
These uniforms are new or used but good condition. JUMP ON THIS NOW. If this program works well, the Wing may continue, and buy more next year. If no one needs uniforms, and the Wing is stuck with all those uniforms, they will likely not do this again. Its not free, but you will not see a full set of uniforms in this good condition for this little money again.
Phoenix is Second To None!


C Mabey said...

I will be there, Color Guard Tryouts will resume at 6:00 pm this Thursday.

C Mabey said...

I would also like to take my drill and board.

Emily Hakins said...

Lt haskins and I will be attending and we both need to board. I would also like to take a drill test for SMSgt.

J Spencer said...

I will be there for half of the meeting

Brandi Lindgren said...

I will be there

A Forbes said...

Chief Forbes will be there.

Dallas Gainey said...

I will be there and would like a drill test and a board.

Shandon sheffield said...

I will be there

spencer DeLacruz said...

I will be there

dacowtamer said...

Cadets Holt will both be there.

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