Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Next Meeting: Thursday, 13 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: Leadership Skills

Uniform of the Day: Blues
Item 1: UTWG Cadet Competition / Warrior Challenge:
25-26 April, in Ogden. Lt. Mabey will be taking the squadron van, slots are still available.

Scroll down to the blog for 6 March for details.

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 (

You can register for the conference by credit card (small fee added) please go to this link:

The cost is $10 for the conference and $20 for the banquet. This is less expensive than last year’s conference and banquet, for your benefit.

The registration deadline is April 26th. This deadline will be strictly enforced and late registrations will be considered by me and Col Niedfeldt on a case-by-case basis…proper planning requires planners to know how many people are attending. Please respect this deadline.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Lt Col Goodreau
Utah Wing Vice Commander

 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:
Presently scheduled for 22-24 August 2014. Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. More details and sign up to come.

Item 5

If you want to check into this opportunity, check with your Squadron staff.
Here's a chance to get flight training in a glider. This ground school is being taught by the Utah Soaring Association, the local affiliate chapter of the Soaring Society of America (SSA). Many of the members of the CAP Glider Flight are also CFI-Glider in the SSA, and this program will be taught by several of our CAP Instructor Pilots. There will be a deep discount for CAP members, estimated to be $50-$75. Didn't get selected for a NCSA Flight Academy, couldn't fit the scheduling, or maybe the costs with transportation were just beyond reach? Following this ground school, we can work with you right here at Cedar Valley on flight training leading to a Solo Pilot aeronautical rating. Both Cadets and Senior Members are welcome to participate in this opportunity.

Commander, UT-079 Glider Flight

Item 6: Special Guest Speaker, AFA / CAP Event in SLC
From: efelleson []
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2014 11:31 PM
To: Felleson, Edward
Cc: Felleson, Edward
Subject: Air Force Association / CAP Event March 13 and April 12.

Good evening,

The Air Force Association, Salt Lake City Chapter 236 is inviting you to our Air Force One Presentation on Thursday March 13, 1900, at the University of Utah. (Please see map, on page 2 of the .pdf flyer)
University of Utah, HPER East Building, room 206.
This is the Colonel Mark Tillman, USAF (Ret) presentation when he was President George W. Bush (43) Air Force One pilot.
He will be talking about this years as an Air Force One pilot
The three highlights of this presentation is:
-  When he flew President Bush to Uganda/Africa
-  When he flew President Bush on the day of 9/11 around the country without knowing what was going on.
-  When he flew for the first time a sitting President into a war zone, Iraq on Thanksgiving 2003.

Please let us know if you are planning to attend. Thank you.

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...

2Lt Forbes will be there.

L. Mabey said...

I will be there

Shandon sheffield said...

i will be there

dacowtamer said...

Cadets Holt will be there and Staff Sergeant Holt would like to drill and board, if possible.

Taylor Adair said...

SM Adair and Cadet Adair will be there.