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CAP launches 75th anniversary celebration

posted Feb 27, 2016, 8:05 PM by Frank Tino

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February 25, 2016

CAP launches 75th anniversary celebration


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Civil Air Patrol members convened this evening after the organization’s annual Legislative Day to launch CAP’s 75th anniversary celebration.

While CAP will officially turn 75 on Dec. 1, having been founded six days before Pearl Harbor, a yearlong observation of the milestone is underway. It began when officials, members and VIPs gathered at the Crystal City Marriott at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport for a reception kicking off the celebration.


In conjunction with the reception, National Headquarters unveiled its 75th Anniversary website (
www.cap75th.com) and a special video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3Q1aK_xuSM) marking the milestone.

Anniversary activities and displays are planned throughout the year – in April at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Florida; in June at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s World War II Weekend in Reading, Pennsylvania; in July at EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin; and in September at the Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. 


The observances will culminate with a 75th Anniversary Gala back in the nation’s capital at the Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on Dec. 1.


The 75th Anniversary reception closed out Civil Air Patrol’s 2016 Legislative Day. Every year, representatives from each of CAP’s 52 wings go to Capitol Hill to brief members of Congress on the U.S. Air Force auxiliary’s primary missions.


Speaking to those gathered for the reception, the chairman of CAP’s Board of Governors, U.S. Army Col. Jayson Altieri, forecast a year of “posts, banners, PSAs, anniversary logos, videos, proclamations and news reports about the impact our members’ service has had on the communities we serve.”


Referring to the missions highlighted on the new website, Altieri told his audience that “the weight of these achievements, the myriad ways in which CAP members have stepped up to serve their communities over the past 75 years during national disasters and national emergencies, as well as many, many local events, is mind-boggling.”


“The list of hurricanes alone could just about be used to establish a baby name book!” he quipped.


“I encourage CAP members to take advantage of our 75th anniversary to tell CAP’s stories of service and love of country nationwide,” said the organization’s national commander, Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez. 


The website and the other resources Altieri cited “can be extremely effective in​ ​increasing awareness of who CAP is, the amazing things our members do in cadet programs,
aerospace education and emergency services to serve their communities and the nation and what CAP’s brand represents,” Vazquez said.

Keynote speaker for the event was Maj. Jill Paulsen, chaplain for the Illinois Wing’s Lake County
Composite Squadron and granddaughter of CAP founder Gill Robb Wilson. 

Paulsen told the gathering that at the end of the busy day, “despite all the tasks before us, 
this is the time when
the meaning of what we do, and what those who came before us have done, intervenes. When
significance overtakes our busy schedules and we … see the bigger picture.”

Col. Frank Blazich, Civil Air Patrol’s chief national historian, was among the CAP dignitaries in
attendance. “Since its earliest days, when more than 200,000 Americans responded to the call
for service by volunteering during World War II, Civil Air Patrol has kept a vigilant watch on the
homeland,” he said. “Today that vigilance continues in a myriad of emergency services, disaster
relief and homeland security missions, each focused on the well-being and protection of our
citizens.”
Since 2010, CAP has responded to both natural and manmade disasters, including the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Sandy on the Eastern Seaboard,
flooding in the Midwest, tornadoes in the South and Southwest, wildfires in California, a
mudslide in Washington State and a blizzard in South Dakota. Aircrews have also provided
tsunami warnings in Hawaii.

CAP’s search and rescue efforts, aided by advances in technology, have resulted in nearly 400
lives saved nationwide in the last six years.

Homeland security missions include aerial reconnaissance conducted near America’s shipyards
and on the nation’s waterways. CAP also provides air defense exercises for Air Force fighters
protecting U.S. airspace and helps train U.S. troops before they deploy overseas.
“The 75th anniversary celebration is our time to raise our flag, to show our colors,” said
Vazquez, who will also oversee the annual winter meeting of CAP’s Command Council on
Friday and Saturday at the Crystal City Marriott.

The Command Council consists of CAP’s national commander, national vice commander and
executive officer, as well as eight region commanders and 52 wing commanders.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 56,000 members nationwide,operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S.inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually.


Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security,
disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. 


The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. 

Performing missions for America for the past 74 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal
in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America,an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. 



Visit
www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.
Contact info: Julie DeBardelaben – 
jdebardelaben@capnhq.gov  334-953-7748, ext. 250
Steve Cox – scox@capnhq.gov  334-953-7748, ext. 251  

Advanced First Aid & CPR Course

posted Jan 26, 2016, 12:14 PM by Frank Tino

ALCON:  Members of NJ 035 will be offered a one day Advanced First Aid & CPR recertification or initial Training Course with certification on:
20 FEB 16  Saturday
0800-1600 hours
Teaneck Armory - Regular Meeting Room area
UOD: BDU
One hour Lunch Hour
Cost : $ 40 per person -All Course Materials Included
Instructor: SFC Eric A. Cinotti , NJARNG

AF Releases Veteran's Day Message

posted Nov 10, 2015, 3:56 PM by Frank Tino

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody have issued a Veterans Day message to Airmen.

Click here to read the message.




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Maj Frank V. Tino,Jr.,CAP
Commander,Teaneck Composite Squadron NJ 035 

U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

gocivilairpatrol.com


Cadet earns top Civil Air Patrol honor

posted Nov 10, 2015, 3:28 PM by Frank Tino   [ updated Nov 10, 2015, 3:29 PM ]


Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information / Published November 09, 2015

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Matthew C. Jackson tells Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, about his desire to fly aircraft during a visit where he was presented the General Carl A. Spaatz Award at the Pentagon, Nov. 9, 2015. Jackson is the 2,000th recipient of this award, and he serves in the Twin Pine Composite Squadron of the New Jersey Wing, Civil Air Patrol, in West Trenton, N.J.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)
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Civil Air Patrol Cadet Matthew C. Jackson tells Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, about his desire to fly aircraft during a visit where he was presented the General Carl A. Spaatz Award at the Pentagon, Nov. 9, 2015. Jackson is the 2,000th recipient of this award, and he serves in the Twin Pine Composite Squadron of the New Jersey Wing, Civil Air Patrol, in West Trenton, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Cadet earns top Civil Air Patrol honor

Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information / Published November 09, 2015

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III presents Civil Air Patrol Cadet Matthew C. Jackson the General Carl A. Spaatz Award at the Pentagon, Nov. 9, 2015.  Jackson is the 2,000th recipient of this award, and he serves in the Twin Pine Composite Squadron of the New Jersey Wing, Civil Air Patrol, in West Trenton, N.J.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III presents Civil Air Patrol Cadet Matthew C. Jackson the General Carl A. Spaatz Award at the Pentagon, Nov. 9, 2015. Jackson is the 2,000th recipient of this award, and he serves in the Twin Pine Composite Squadron of the New Jersey Wing, Civil Air Patrol, in West Trenton, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Matthew C. Jackson tells Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, about his desire to fly aircraft during a visit where he was presented the General Carl A. Spaatz Award at the Pentagon, Nov. 9, 2015. Jackson is the 2,000th recipient of this award, and he serves in the Twin Pine Composite Squadron of the New Jersey Wing, Civil Air Patrol, in West Trenton, N.J.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)
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Civil Air Patrol Cadet Matthew C. Jackson tells Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, about his desire to fly aircraft during a visit where he was presented the General Carl A. Spaatz Award at the Pentagon, Nov. 9, 2015. Jackson is the 2,000th recipient of this award, and he serves in the Twin Pine Composite Squadron of the New Jersey Wing, Civil Air Patrol, in West Trenton, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III presented the General Carl A. Spaatz Award to Cadet Col. Matthew Jackson, a Civil Air Patrol cadet, during a Nov. 9 ceremony at the Pentagon.

“We’re recognizing Matt as he joins an elite group,” Welsh said. “Just 0.2 -- not 2.2 -- percent of Civil Air Patrol cadets earn the Spaatz award.”

The Spaatz award was established in 1964 and is the Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor. Cadets qualify for the award after devoting an average of five years to progress through 16 achievements in the CAP’s cadet program, culminating in a rigorous four-part exam including a physical fitness test, essay exam on moral reasoning, comprehensive written exam on leadership, and a comprehensive written exam on aerospace education.

Upon passing all Spaatz award exams, the cadet is promoted to the rank of cadet colonel. Since its inception, only 2,003 cadets have earned the Spaatz award -- on average, two out of every 1,000.

Jackson serves in the Twin Pine Composite Squadron of the New Jersey Wing, West Trenton, New Jersey.
WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III presented the General Carl A. Spaatz Award to Cadet Col. Matthew Jackson, a Civil Air Patrol cadet, during a Nov. 9 ceremony at the Pentagon.

“We’re recognizing Matt as he joins an elite group,” Welsh said. “Just 0.2 -- not 2.2 -- percent of Civil Air Patrol cadets earn the Spaatz award.”

The Spaatz award was established in 1964 and is the Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor. Cadets qualify for the award after devoting an average of five years to progress through 16 achievements in the CAP’s cadet program, culminating in a rigorous four-part exam including a physical fitness test, essay exam on moral reasoning, comprehensive written exam on leadership, and a comprehensive written exam on aerospace education.

Upon passing all Spaatz award exams, the cadet is promoted to the rank of cadet colonel. Since its inception, only 2,003 cadets have earned the Spaatz award -- on average, two out of every 1,000.

Jackson serves in the Twin Pine Composite Squadron of the New Jersey Wing, West Trenton, New Jersey.

CAP added to Air Force Total Force

posted Aug 28, 2015, 10:04 PM by Frank Tino

CAP added to Air Force Total Force

 

August 28, 2015

Civil Air Patrol is officially a member of the U.S. Air Force’s Total Force, Gen. Mark Welsh, Air Force chief of staff, announced today.

The all-volunteer Air Force auxiliary joins the active-duty Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees, in the Total Force.

The announcement came during CAP’s 2015 National Conference, which began Thursday and concludes Saturday at Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort.

“A revision to Air Force doctrine signed by the secretary of staff of the Air Force enacted this significant change,” Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez, CAP national commander, said in a video announcement today.

“Air Force senior leadership has long considered Civil Air Patrol to be part of the Air Force family, relying on us to support homeland security missions,” Vazquez said, adding that including CAP in the Total Force “is a strong recognition of who we are and what we do from the highest levels of the Air Force.”

“Greater awareness of Civil Air Patrol among our Total Force partners also ushers in a new era of understanding and presents untold opportunities as the Air Force looks to its missions for tomorrow. Being part of the Total Force brings with it a great responsibility to continue to be a focused, professional, mission-focused component of the Air Force.”

“We are citizens serving communities and we are a part of the United States Air Force Total Force team,” the national commander concluded.

Congress established CAP as the Air Force’s official auxiliary in May 1948, mandating three core missions – emergency services, cadet programs and aerospace education.

The organization was founded Dec. 1, 1941. During World War II its members flew patrols along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and eventually helped stop German U-boats attacking U.S. oil tankers carrying fuel for domestic and Allied forces. Other CAP members contributed to the war effort through such missions as towing targets for military trainees, spotting forest fires, conducting search and rescue missions, providing disaster relief and emergency transport of people and parts and conducting orientation flights for future pilots.

That World War II service was recognized in December 2014 with aCongressional Gold Medal.

A photo overview of CAP’s varied missions can be found here.

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Truly a historic day for Civil Air Patrol !!!   At this very proud moment, I want to thank each and every member of New Jersey Wing for their dedication, service, and excellence toward making Civil Air Patrol the best volunteer organization in the world!

Best regards,

Colonel Tracy


   
Col Steven M. Tracy, CAP
Commander, New Jersey Wing
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

NO Meeting held next Tuesday 01 SEP for the Teaneck Composite Squadron

posted Aug 28, 2015, 7:46 PM by Frank Tino

ALCON:

There will be NO Meeting held next Tuesday 01 SEP for the Teaneck Composite Squadron, CAP due to the start of many area-wide schools on the next day of 02 SEP Wednesday in Bergen County, NJ. 

I hope your summer vacations and your activities, including C.A.P.'s NCSA's & Encampments all went very well and left you with great memories and in many cases, new skills and new friends.  

The NEXT Meeting will be held on :

08 SEP Tuesday
1900 hours 
PT Night - Wear/Bring your PT gear, water, etc

This weather does not want to cool down, just yet.... 

Good luck to all as you start the 2015/2016 school year ! Study Hard !!!

​V/r, ​

Maj Frank V. Tino,Jr.,CAP
Commander Teaneck Composite Squadron NJ 035 

U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

gocivilairpatrol.com

NER Glider Encampments 2015

posted Aug 27, 2015, 10:37 PM by Frank Tino   [ updated Aug 27, 2015, 10:51 PM ]

Civil Air Patrol Cadets learn how to fly gliders, some of them taking solo flights at the Hartness State Airport in Springfield. Part of a week long camp organized by the Northeast Region of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2N_SOhLrHw





ICUT Radio Training

posted Jul 22, 2015, 8:27 PM by Frank Tino

Date : 02 AUG 15 
Time: 0800-1600
Location: Teaneck Armory NJARNG 
UOD : BDU 
Required: CAPF 32, CAPF 160, CAPF 161, SQTR 
POC: Maj Sean Dunn D/C ,Comm Officer NJ 035 

Review CAPR 100-1 attached below. 

VFW Post 5561 Bogota NJ and AFA Chapter 191 Honor NJ 035 Cadets

posted May 28, 2015, 1:56 PM by Frank Tino

In a recent Ceremony held at the NJARNG Armory in Teaneck, NJ, Cadets of NJ 035 Teaneck Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol were honored by the Veteran's of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Air Force Association Chapter 191.
VFW Post Commander Alex Hernandez of the Bogota NJ Post 5561 representing the VFW & Mr. Joseph Capriglione representing AFA Chapter 191 of New Jersey presented the following awards :

* C/Lt Col John Glidden - Cadet Officer of the Year Award from the VFW 
* C/Tsgt Joseph Niece -   Cadet NCO of the Year Award from the VFW 
* C/Capt Liam McCabe -  Cadet of the Year Award from the Air Force Association AFA 

C/Tsgt Joseph Niece
C/Tsgt Joseph Niece 

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AFA Chapter 191 Mr. Joseph Capriglione & Maj Frank Tino NJ 035 Commander
AFA Chapter 191 Mr. Joseph Capriglione & Maj Frank Tino NJ 035 Commander
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C/Capt Liam McCabe
C/Capt Liam McCabe ( Center ) 

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C/Lt Col John Glidden NJ 035 on right; NJWG Commander 
Col Steven Tracy on the Left 
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