Saturday, March 1, 2014

Next Meeting: Thursday, 06 Mar 2014

Meetings are from 

1900 to 2100 hrs

Cadets should arrive between 1845 and 1855 hrs.
Senior Staff, 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

Meeting Topic: Aerospace Education

Uniform of the Day: BDU
Item 1: UTWG Cadet Competition / Warrior Challenge:
Utah Wing Cadet Competition is scheduled to be held April 25-26 at the John Browning Armory in South Ogden.  

It will be called the Utah Wing Warrior Challenge because in addition to the cadet competition there will be competitions that individual cadets, or small teams, can participate in such as: 

State Wide individual drill down, Mile Run, LRC Course, Ribbon Rack Challenge, Wright Brothers Challenge.  Color Guard teams will participate in their competition, in accordance with NCC Rules as usual, and in the Warrior challenge as they are able to.  

Cadets not on a Color Guard will get to participate in the Warrior Challenge events and watch and support their color guard.  More details are to come in the near future.   Color Guard teams need not be perfect.  This is an excellent year to come and learn without a lot of pressure, because there is no Region or National competition.  Experienced color guard members will be there to review with your team, strategies for improving for the next year.  Come and have fun!  

Senior members, we will need support those two days.  Please give some thought as to whether you could help. Please set this date aside and Color Guard teams contact the project officer  Captain Alison Carlisi 801-771-8878 to let us know your intention to be there.

Item 2: UTWG Conference:
Attention all Utah Wing Members!

Do you want to learn more about your role in CAP?
Do you want to learn about new approaches to CAP service?  Learn about new roles and missions?
Do you like fellowship and fun with like-minded volunteers?  Do you want opportunities to network with other CAP members?

Well...the Utah Wing Annual Conference is the place for you!  The theme for this year's conference is "CAPture the Future"
WHAT: Utah Wing Conference
WHEN:  10 May 2014 @ 0900;  Annual Awards Banquet will begin at 1800
WHERE: Historic Fort Douglas Officer's Club on the University of Utah campus
WHO: All who are interested in Civil Air Patrol

Points of contact:
Lt Col James Stewart (
Maj Inken Christensen (

Schedules and registration forthcoming.

 Cadet applications still being accepted, get your paperwork in now. 
Scroll down to check out the last few weeks blogs for further info on encampment. If you have not been to an encampment, get your applications in now. You can not become a cadet officer, and there are some national activities you can not attend if you have not first had an encampment credit.

Item 4: Spring / Summer Phoenix FTX:
Phoenix is planning to host an FTX this coming season. We will be parking the vehicles at a drop off point, and hiking in to a bivouac site. We will be carrying in everything we need, and we will be in tents / shelters for a Friday through Sunday Field Training. More information to be published. A sign up will be posted when exact dates are determined.

Item 5
: Huck A Puck Fund Raising:
This years' fund raising continues. 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.

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.

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. 

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.
Before Phoenix cadets will attend any FTX, there will be an equipment check on the Thursday meeting just before that FTX. Anyone planning on attending will be required to bring all of their equipment to that meeting for inspection. That equipment will then be secured by the squadron until arrival at the FTX.
All FTX form 31s' and monies will be collected by the squadron at the Thursday meeting as well.

Phoenix is Second To None!


A Forbes said...

Chief Forbes will be there. I would like to request a board.

spencer DeLacruz said...

I will be there

Comedy Updates Daily said...

Lt an sergeant Haskins will be there.

jackson spencer said...

I will be there might be a little late

VFacer said...

I will be there.

Haskins' Haven said...

Sgt & 1Lt Haskins are both sick and will not be able to attend tonight.

dacowtamer said...

Cadets Holt will not be able to make the meeting tonight.