CC-CAP Almanac

By Capt J. E. Carrales, CAP

Commander

Corpus Christi Comp. Squadron


Volume 3 Issue 14 April 2003


THIS WEEK: 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 upgraded!

 

I 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:

N/A

Meeting Information (Subject to Change)

Who:

Corpus Christi Composite Squadron

What:

Squadron Meeting

When:

SENIORS AND CADETS: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 P.M.

CADET EXCLUSIVE: 1st, 2nd,and 3rd

Where:

Memorial United States Army Reserve Center at 4722 McArdle Road in Corpus Christi (RING BELL)

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 SQUADRON COMMANDERS:

 

 

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 next meeting.

 

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.

 

 

ANYONE 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.

Buccaneer 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:

 

“Dear Friends,

 

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!

 

Sincerely,

The Bucaraders”

 

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.




AOPA’s 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.  



 ATTENTION EVERYONE

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 (rmelvin@wf.net) 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