Capt J. E. Carrales, CAP
Christi Comp. Squadron
Volume 3 Issue 14 April 2003
NEW Testing officer needed, Buccaneer Days in Corpus, AOPA’s Airport
Watch Program,CAP Scholarship programs according to Regulations, Personnel Files for CC-CAP to be
would like to be made aware of any and all activity going on in the unit
that I command and, with this in mind, I would like to be informed of
progress on all projects. I
require a weekly status report on the flying, cadet activities and other
outstanding projects as they develop.
This will in turn, be placed in this publication and relayed to
Group III. Let me know what you
need and how you are doing.
–Capt. J.E. Carrales
REMINDER: NEXT SENIOR AND
CADET MEETING 15 April 2003
CC-CAP MEETING ATTENDANCE RATING:
Meeting Information (Subject to Change)
SENIORS AND CADETS:
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 P.M.
CADET EXCLUSIVE: 1st,
States Army Reserve Center at 4722 McArdle Road in Corpus Christi (RING
By the way:
Keep 'em Flying!
NEW Testing officer needed
It is of great
importance that we have a Testing officer in our unit. SM Winfield asked me about what
authorization for testing is necessary for Senior and Cadet Tests. This message from group came about the
matter. If we don’t get this
resolved by the meeting on Tuesday, all aircraft will be grounded!
TO ALL GROUP 3
In accordance with
CAPR50-4, Chapter 1 Section 1-2, para. a,b, & c, the unit TCO MUST
be "designated by the unit
commander, by letter, for test security and administration." The
unit TCO will in turn appoint an alternate (s) by letter.
The unit commander is
not a TCO nor may he serve as an ALTERNATE, therefore I must ask for one
of my senior members to take this additional responsibility. In the past
1Lt. Paul Arzuga served in this role, but his current schedule does not
allow for it.
We have had seven (7)
days from receipt of this electronic letter to comply. Our failure to do
so will eliminate our unit form any flying or other CAP activity. I will be accepting volunteers at the
A copy of our letter
of appointment and CAPF 53 Signature Verification Card will be sent not
only to Wing HQ but also to the Group Headquarters, 45 Cobblestone
Circle, Brownsville, Texas 78521.
WISHING TO POST AND ARTICLE IN THE CAP ALMANAC MAY DO SO BY REPLYING TO
THIS MESSAGE AND PLACING THE WORDS “PLEASE POST” IN THE SUBJECT
LINE. ALL ARTICLES WILL BE
SUBJECT TO EDIT OR ANNOTATION BY THE COMMANDER.
Days Confirmation received
I received a notice from the Buccaneer
Commission on 4 April 2003 confirming our entry in the Illuminated Night
Parade to be held on 3 May 2003.
The text is as followed:
The Bucaraders, the parade organization of the
Buccaneer Commission, Inc., have received and approved your entry into
the Buccaneer Days Illuminated Night Parade to be held on May 3,
2003. We trust your unit will be
highly decorated for the pleasure of some 150,000 people who will view
this exciting parade from the stadium or along the 3.4 mile parade route.
You will be mailed instructions closer to parade
day. Again, welcome to the 2003 Buc Days Parade!
Thanks to Maj. Sam Windsor, SM Roland Guzman and
SM Dennis Winfield for their contributions in making the parade
possible. Maj. Windsor is
providing the use of his truck, SM Guzman is securing equipment for the
parade and SM Windsor is organizing our cadets.
Airport Watch Program
We will be watching a 10-minute video on
the AOPA’s Airport Watch Program, this functions
very much like a neighborhood watch program for the prevention of
crime. It is the duty of all free
pilots to insure that private flying remains free from unnecessary
controls and additional restrictions.
A program like the AOPA’s Airport Watch Program will work,
because the alternative is not desirable.
If you have not taken the new CAP General
Emergency Services Test (CAPT 116) which was published July 2001, you are
NOT qualified any longer to participate in CAP Emergency Services
missions. According to CAPR 60-3 members must take the new test
within 180 days of publication of a new test.
I have been getting a larger number of members
registering for Skills Evaluator who have not taken the new test and do
not have a test record on file through the FMS at National.
How do I fix this oversight you say?
It's easy. Just log onto the National Website and go to the
Operations On Line and click on
the online test page. Take the General ES Test questions 1-50 at least. I recommend all mission staff members to also take
the ICS portion questions 51-100. This is the same as FEMA ICS Basic Course 195,
which is an equivalent test.
All members who have taken the
Skills Evaluator Test, please notify me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and
fill out the registration form I will sent you. We need to know
each of the Evaluators and I will send out the latest
training materials to qualified members.
Major Russell Melvin, USAF Aux.
TXWG ES Training Officer