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Albertsons Wreaths Across America
Please come out this Saturday Nov 25 at 9:00 to help us get the word out and sell wreaths for Wreaths Across America. We need cadets and seniors for this. Uniform is Blues, BDU's / ABU's Lunch will be provided. Please let Capt Taylor know ASAP if you are able to come out and help. richvic2001@yahoo.com
Posted 20 Nov. 2017
Electronic Billboard Up and Running
Our Wreaths Across America Billboard started running this morning. It is on the northbound 215 about 1 mile south of Van Buren. Wish us luck in this helping to get a lot more wreaths at RNC this year. We need your help too. Be sure to tell everyone you know about this great event. See below on our Wreaths Across America post for more information and fliers.

Riverside's Salute To Veterans Parade

Squadron 45 and the Navy Sea Cadets are going put on the pancake fund raiser together this year. On Saturday 18 Nov we will be cooking and serving pancakes for parade participants and Veterans. will start at 0530 and we should start cleaning things up around 0930, we will wrap up around 1030. The breakfast location is at the Riverside Community College campus lot "G" (Google Map for Directions) There will be plenty of free breakfast for everyone helping.
When: Saturday 18 Nov. Cost: None
Posted 14 Nov 2017

Halloween Potluck Party
Join us for our Halloween Potluck Party on our October Monday Fun Day! Friends & family are welcome. There will be a cadet costume contest, pumpkin carving contest (pre-carved), food, and music.

Contact: Amanda Kaufman, bear_ark@yahoo.com, 661-860-1203 (txt best)
Monday, October 30, 1830-2100 - Sq 45 Building
Free, Bring potluck dish & 1 bag of candy (any size)
Uniform: Cadet: costume (even if its small) - Please no heavy face paint or masks until AFTER you reach the squad building.
Posted 17 Oct. 2017

9-11 Event
This is the 16th anniversary of this terrible event. Honoring the heroes, victims, and everyone who was affected by the tragic terrorist attack of the World Trade Center in New York City, Sept. 11, 2001. Monday Sept 11th at 18:30. The Navy Sea Cadets will be hosting a 9-11 remembrance event at the Bass pro shop in Rancho Cucamonga. This will be our meeting for this week. DO NOT GO TO MARCH. No one will be there. Please be on time. Regular start time, but will probably get out of there early.

If you don't know what this is about, or why we are doing this. Check out this video.

There were 2,977 killed, including 343 Firefighters and 72 Police Officers.

Posted 28 Aug 2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR NEXT MEETING, 31 JULY

Cadets: We will be DARK Monday, 31 JUL 2017. No meeting, no 'Monday Funday.' Enjoy your night off responsibly with your family. We will meet again next on Monday, August 7th.

Seniors: You're not off that easily! Capt. Raymond “Ray” O. Gould, CAP is requesting ALL SMs to come to Squadron for a Work Session / Commanders Call / Housekeeping night. Pizza and drink will be provided. PLEASE plan on arriving by 1800. There will be afinance committee meeting at 1900. Other topics include Cadet Great Start and the Awards Committee will be working on nominations as well to turn into Group.
Thanks! - Capt. Raymond “Ray” O. Gould, CAP - Maj. Aaron M. Stout, CAP
Posted 28 Jul 2017

Squadron 45 Takes Part in Dodgers July 4th, 2017 Pre-game
Go to our video link to see a consolidated version of the dodgers pre-game show from the 4th of July. This consolidated version shows off our March Field Composite Squadron 45 Color Guard.
March Field Composite Squadron 45 Color Guard posted colors for the Dodgers 4th of July Game. We also had members assisting with the giant field flag again this year. Thanks to everyone that helped out with this, and Thank you to all service members everywhere.
Posted 10 Jul 2017
Squadron 45 Family Appreciation Day
Come to the 4th Annual Squadron 45 Family Appreciation Day. 1030 - ???? Open to members and especially their families.
There will be Swimming, Badminton, Air Hockey, Jousting Arena, Dunk Tank, Music, Burgers, Dogs and more. Bring swim suits, towels, sun screen and an appetite.
This is FREE, but you MUST e-mail Maj Benner with the number in your group attending. If you are not on the list by June 18th You will not be allowed to attend. Members need a form 32 Non Members do not.
When: Saturday 24 Jun. Where: Maj Benners House Cost:Free
Posted 15 May 2017
SQUADRON 45 AWARDS PRESENTATION AND Dinner
Please plan on being at our annual Squadron 45 Awards night. We will be recognizing many of our members for their hard work. Squadron members are to wear Blues Uniform. • Cadets without blues should wear black slacks and white shirts.
When: Monday 5 Jun. Where: Grove Community Church (See calendar). Cost $20 Pre-pay by June 4th. $30 at the door. See Flier
Posted 15 May 2017
Memorial Day Assistance
Event end time changed since original announcement.
We are helping out at Riverside National Cemetery on 25 May at 0800-1230. Meet at Shelter G area (next to the south side of the lake) Attendance: Recent Memorial Day ceremony attendance was approximately 8500 people including about 3000 Harley Riders with “West Coast Thunder” Weather: Around 87 deg in the Sun.
Bring a form 32
When: 0800 29 May - Where: RNC Cost:$0(BRING SNACKS. Unit will provide drinks, - Uniform: Dress Uniforms
Posted: 21 May, 2015
Military Appreciation Bike Night
Riverside Harley Davidson

Come out and help us promote our unit and Wreaths Across America.
there will be live music and $5 Food.

Date: 18 May from 1700-2100 - Location: Riverside Harley Davidson. - Cost: $0 but Food $5.
Posted 20 Apr 2017
163rd Family Day - Mandatory Attendance for All
On Saturday 6 May at 0700 all squadron 45 members are expected to attend the 163rd Family day. We will be supporting the families of the 163rd with a park picnic type event. We will be helping with food, and fun. Meet at March ARB in the parking lot behind the park shown at this link. Click Here Wear ABU's, if you don't have ABU's wear a squadron T-shirt and blue jeans. Please bring your Form 32. Click here for a map and directions.
When: Saturday 6 May. Where: March ARB Cost $Free
Posted 20 Apr 2017

Cadet Noncommissioned Officer School (NCOS) South
NCOS is Phase III of California Wing's Integrated Leadership Program. This school is geared towards new cadet NCO's (C/SSgt - C/MSgt) to learn leadership skills and better understand leadership concepts to be able to effectively lead new cadets at local squadrons and other CAP activities. *C/SrA encouraged to apply.

Registration is now open for Students: A minimum grade of C/SSgt and completion of Encampment, Basic Cadet School, or Airman Training School, by the start of the activity. C/SrA are encouraged to apply as prerequisites may be waived on a case-by-case basis by the Commandant.

Register on-line with completed forms by 8 April at cawgcadets.org/ncossouth17

Cadet Cadre: Cadre applicants must have successfully completed prior NCOS. Positions available:
Cadet Commander, Seminar Leaders, Assistant Seminar Leaders, Support Staff, Instructors

Cadre applicants must submit a cover letter and resume by 1 April. Email application packages to: Lt Col Mark Williams, Mark.Williams@cawgcap.org and Major Kristian Ticas, Kristian.Ticas@cawgcap.org

Senior Staff: We need seniors to assist with mentoring of the students and cadet staff. If you are interested in serving in this important position please contact Lt Col Mark Williams or Major Kristian Ticas.

Date: 28-30 APR - Location: March ARB. - Cost: $40-$50. Click here for more information.
Posted 28 Mar 2017

Day Out With Thomas Fund raiser
Please be sure to show up on time for your assigned dates.

Please sign up for as much time as you can for the Day Out With Thomas Fund raiser in April. The dates available are April 1, 2, 8, 9. To get credit for attending you must be there from 0600 to 1700. Overnight camping will be available. Please do as many days as possible. Remember they will donate about $50.00 per person per day. For members, half of that goes into your squadron credit account for uniform items and events. Anyone may choose to opt out and let the entire amount be donated to the squadron, Just let me know. The Day Out With Thomas event will be held at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. In Perris CA. Please let me know as soon as possible when you can work. The sooner we get signed up the more people we can get in. They will run out of room, so sign up fast!
Where: Orange Empire Railway Museum. Cost $None - Breakfast and Lunch included.

Riverside Air Show
It’s time again for the Riverside Air show! Come be a part of an air show that last year brought in 80,000 people from all over California in a single day!
Featuring: Antique & Classic Airplane Show - Military Aircraft - War-birds Replicas - Car Show - Military Vehicles - Aerobatics - RC Model Flights
Eat your breakfast before you arrive or go to the Pancake Breakfast early to start your day right!
When: 1 Apr 0600-1700. Where: Riverside Airport. Cost $0
Posted 28 Mar 2017
Carpool for CPC
Did you need, or can you provide a carpool for Cadet Programs Conference?? (CPC) ?? If so, Please sign up here.
Posted 6 Feb 2017

CAWG Cadet Programs Conference (CPC)
Don't miss the most fun and exciting cadet activity in the wing! The General Assembly and Activity Fair productions will be bigger, better, and more extravagant than ever! Meet old friends and make new ones! Whether you joined CAP yesterday or you are a seasoned member, don't miss this! Check your email for details.
General Registration: $120
Banquet Only (CAP Members and Guests): $50

Have the following forms filled out signed and scanned into your computer before you try to complete the registration. CAPF 31, 160, 161, and (163 if under 18) These forms are available at the registration site.

Click HERE to see what seminars are available (if you sign up early)

You Must sign up by 1 Feb. Don't Miss out! Early Sign ups are being rewarded with prizes.

Register Here

 

When: 17-20 Feb Where: Camp San Luis Obispo Cost:$120 Uniform: ABU's/BDU's and Blues
Posted 8 Jan 2017

CADET CADRE POSITIONS AVAILABLE
FLIGHT COMMANDER - FLIGHT SERGEANT - ELEMENT LEADER - GUIDON BEARER CADETS!!!
Your Squadron has a need to fill upcoming and current vacancies within our Cadet Cadre ranks. We have several cadets who are cycling out of their current positions as well as positions that are currently open. Check your email for details. Postings close on Wednesday 18 JAN 2017 at 2359
Posted 10 Jan 2017
Cable Air show 2017
The 2017 Cable Air show is right around the corner and will be held in Upland, CA. Squadron 25 invites you to come and volunteer at this great event. We have the first air show of the year and have great evening activities planned.
Details: Arrive: Friday January 13th at 1800 OR Saturday morning at 0600, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided.
Leave: Sunday January 15th at 1700.

Forms: Email completed forms 31, 160, & 161 to Capt. Lisa Granillo at Lisa.granillo@cawgcap.org
(Bring hard copies with you) Walk-ins are welcome

Senior Staff: If you are interested please email to Maj. Saba at paul.saba@cawg.cap.gov all senior help for all positions are needed
Cadet Staff: Please send a cover letter and resume to Capt. Paul Saba at paul.saba@cawg.cap.gov
All other cadet positions will be open for applications after the cadet commander has been chosen.
Where: Cable Airport - Squadron 25 HQ, Cost: Free, Uniform: ABU's/BDU's.
Posted 12 Dec 2016

2017 Academy of Model Aeronautics Exposition
Dates: January 6, 7th and 8th. Location: Ontario Convention Center

The AMA Expo Coordinator has requested our support for the 2017 RC Model Aeronautics Show. We will be handing out event programs, Flag Ceremony/Presentation of Colors, Coordination of the Multi-Rotor Indoor Flying Demo Area. Volunteers must bring their own money for food that can be purchased on-site. There is no cost for CAP members in uniform to enter the Expo. All volunteers must report no later than 1000 hrs (Booth setup support 0800) on Friday and 0900 hrs on Sat/Sun at the CAP recruiting / activity booth at the Expo. Bring your CAPF 31, CAPF 160 and CAPF 161. Please reply to Capt Gould, raymond.gould@cawgcap.org with your Name, CAP ID and which day if not all that you are available to come support.

Uniforms for this event: Senior members - Class A or B, Aviator Combo Cadets: Blues or BDU's/ABU's Color Guard: Dress Blues. This is a fun event to attend. You will have plenty of time to cruise the show. The vendors which participate in this expo are knowledgeable and provide the latest in equipment.

Click HERE for more information. Thank you for your much Anticipated Support
Posted 26 Dec 2016

Squadron 45 Holiday Party and Gift Exchange
Please come to our annual Squadron Holiday party on 19 December at our new building. Bring a NEW wrapped gift valued at about $10-$15 if you would like to participate in the gift exchange. You can spend more if you like. This is not a white elephant so please no gag gifts, bring something you would like to get. There are sign ups for food for a Potluck.

Map to our new building Location. Click HERE.
Posted 2 Dec 2016

Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is coming up on 17 December and is planned to be bigger and better than ever. We have 50% more wreaths than ever before. Please arrive at 0800 and plan to be there until about noon. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate. The Civil Air Patrol has chosen Wreaths Across America as its premier annual community service event because it reflects CAP's own feelings about America and its veterans as evidenced by its motto:
Remember.. the fallen. - Honor.. those who serve. - Teach.. .our children the value of freedom.
Posted 8 Dec 2016

Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is coming up on 17 December and is planned to be bigger and better than ever. Please arrive at 0800 and plan to be there until about noon. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate. The Civil Air Patrol has chosen Wreaths Across America as its premier annual community service event because it reflects CAP's own feelings about America and its veterans as evidenced by its motto:
Remember.. the fallen. - Honor.. those who serve. - Teach.. .our children the value of freedom.

Since CAP first became involved in 2006, Wreaths Across America has blossomed from honoring a few thousand veterans' graves with wreaths to placing more than 160,000 wreaths last year.

Though remembering veterans will always be the main focus of this program, Wreaths Across America benefits the community and Civil Air Patrol, too. For those of you who wish more people knew about CAP, this is a great way to make that happen.

To sponsor a wreath click HERE.
For a Flier to hand out click HERE.

For more information please go to this link - Click HERE
Wreaths Across America video here >> VIDEO

Map to the Ceremony here >> MAP
Posted 14 Aug. 2016

Albertsons Wreaths Across America
Please come out this Sunday Nov 20 at 9:30 to help us get the word out and sell wreaths for Wreaths Across America. We need cadets and seniors for this. Uniform is BDU's / ABU's Lunch will be provided. Please let Capt Taylor know ASAP if you are able to come out and help. richvic2001@yahoo.com
Posted 15 Nov. 2016

Day Out With Thomas Fund raiser SIGN-UPS ARE CLOSED. Please be sure to sign up on time for your assigned dates.

Please sign up for as much time as you can for the Day Out With Thomas Fund raiser in November. The dates available are November 5, 6, 11, 12, 13. To get credit for attending you must be there from 0600 to 1700. Overnight camping will be available. Please do as many days as possible. Remember they will donate about $50.00 per person per day. For members, half of that goes into your squadron credit account for uniform items and events. Anyone may choose to opt out and let the entire amount be donated to the squadron, Just let me know. The Day Out With Thomas event will be held at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. In Perris CA. Please let me know as soon as possible when you can work. The sooner we get signed up the more people we can get in. They will run out of room, so sign up fast!
Where: Orange Empire Railway Museum. Cost $None - Breakfast and Lunch included. Overnight stuff?

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Day Out With Thomas Fund raiser
Please sign up for as much time as you can for the Day Out With Thomas Fund raiser in November. The dates available are November 5, 6, 11, 12, 13. To get credit for attending you must be there from 0600 to 1700. Overnight camping will be available. Please do as many days as possible. Remember they will donate about $50.00 per person per day. For members, half of that goes into your squadron credit account for uniform items and events. Anyone may choose to opt out and let the entire amount be donated to the squadron, Just let me know. The Day Out With Thomas event will be held at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. In Perris CA. Please let me know as soon as possible when you can work. The sooner we get signed up the more people we can get in. They will run out of room, so sign up fast!
Where: Orange Empire Railway Museum. Cost $None - Breakfast and Lunch included. Bring dinner for those camping overnight. Overnight stuff?

Please sign up at this LINK. List below may take up to 24 hours to update.

SENIOR MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: If senior slots are not filled, the cadets below that senior slot will not be able to attend. Please volunteer wherever possible. Thanks

Downtown Riverside Mall Wreaths Across America sales event
Squadron 45 has been invited by the riverside Veterans foundation to set up a WAA booth at the veterans event at the Riverside Downtown pedestrian mall in 12 November 2016. If you are a cadet who is taking part in the wreaths sales drive competition, and wound like to compete for a $100 gift card to spend on whatever you like, this is a great opportunity to boost your sales numbers at a well attended Riverside Veterans event DONT MISS OUT !!! To sign up for this event, send a form 32 to Cathy.Neubauer@cawgcap.org
When: 12 NOV 2015 0900-1230 hrs.
Where: Downtown Riverside pedestrian Mall ( Main st. and Mission Inn ave.) next to the Mission Inn.
Cost: $0
Uniform: ABU/BDU or corporate polo
Posted 3 Nov. 2016
Leadership Positions Available
CADETS!!! Your Squadron has a need to fill upcoming and current vacancies within our Cadet Cadre ranks. We have several cadets who are cycling out of their current positions as well as positions that are currently open. Check your email for details. Postings close on Wednesday 19 Oct 2016 at 2359
Posted 11 Oct 2016
The LA Dodgers need your help
The Los Angeles Dodgers have asked us to help them with their fan appreciation day. All that is required is to hand out promotional items before the game. We will continue to hand out promotional items till they run out, or until the game starts. After that we will be permitted to watch the game (LA Dodgers V. Colorado Rockies), and they will give us food vouchers.
Contact Sebastian Domingo with Questions (951)660-7272
Date: Sunday 25 Sep, Time: 0930-1400 then game following handouts. Where: LA Dodgers Stadium, Cost: $00.00. Food Vouchers provided., Uniform: BDU/ABU, Sign up at this LINK
URGE ALL TO CARPOOL. The less vehicles we bring the better. Form 32 Needed-Bring to event.
For additional up to date information click HERE.
Posted 21 Sep 2016
BASE PICNIC (MANDATORY ATTENDANCE)
Saturday 10 September is the March Base Picnic. Be here by 0800 with your form 32. You will be helping us give back to the base, and personnel, that do so much for us. We will help with food, drinks and cleanup. There is no cost, and lunch is included. The picnic will be at the park east of building 441. You must have your CAP ID to participate. I will assume that ALL members will be attending. This event will last until late afternoon / early eve, Let parents know we are planning to stay UNTI THEY ARE DONE WITH US. Uniform ABU/BDU's. Bring your Form 32 with you
When: 10 September. Where: March. Cost $Free
Posted 6 Sep 2016

9-11 Event
This is the 15th anniversary of this terrible event. Honoring the heroes, victims, and everyone who was affected by the tragic terrorist attack of the World Trade Center in New York City, Sept. 11, 2001. Sunday Sept 11th at 15:30. The Navy Sea Cadets will be holding a 9-11 Remembrance event at the Bass pro shop in Rancho Cucamonga. The is not a CAP event, however you are welcome to attend and observe. Blues are authorized. Bring your parent if under 18 as there will be no Civil Air Patrol supervision. Arrive Early for best view spots.

If you don't know what this is about, or why we are doing this. Check out this video.

There were 2,977 killed, including 343 Firefighters and 72 Police Officers.

Posted 1 Sep 2016

No meeting on Labor Day
We expect to see ALL members the following Saturday Sept 10th at 0800 for the Military Appreciation Picnic. Meet at Squadron and bring your form 32. Uniform ABU's/BDU's BRING SUNSCREEN!!!
Posted 31 Aug 2016
7th Annual Citrus Classic Bike Ride

Join us in serving your community! On 09 October 2016 we Squadron 45 will be assisting the Riverside Educational Enrichment Foundation and the Alvord Educational Foundation in putting on the Citrus Classic Bike Ride. We will be assisting in setting up the ride route and a rest station. At the rest station we will be providing shade, water, and nourishment to the Citrus classic ride participants.
Check-In time is 6:00 am at Riverside Plaza. We will need 8-10 people for the Rest Stop. Lunch is provided. The event ends around 1400. Uniform ABU's / BDU's.
If you are able to help out with this, please contact Capt Garbutt. chrisgarbutt22@gmail.com
Please fill out, print out and bring this signed form 32 with you.
Posted 30 Aug 2016
C-17 Flight
We watch the C-17s fly overhead all the time, its about time to actually fly in one. If you have always wanted to fly in one of these massive aircraft here is your chance.
We have a flight scheduled for October 29, 2016 We have 18 Spots for Cadets. And 6 Spots for Senior members.
Deadline by Oct. 1 to be confirmed. Contact 1st LT Sebastian Domingo to be added to this list. INFORMATION NEEDED In email: 1) First name, Last name 2) DOB 3) Over or Under 18 years old 4)
**IF OVER 18----------------------> Send Drivers Licenses # also.
**ONLY CIVIL AIR PATROL MEMBERS ARE ALLOWED ON THIS FLIGHT**. NO CAP ID= NO ENTRANCE ON THE C-17;NO EXCEPTIONS.
Flight details will be published as we get them. AF forms will be sent to you via email. CAP forms will be needed (form 31). 1st LT Domingo will Email back if you are "confirmed".
Posted 20 Aug 2016
Youth Aviation Adventure Day
The Youth Aviation Adventure (YAA) Day will take place at Big Bear Airport on Saturday August 20th and help from CAP’s has been requested. This event is put on every other year for the Boy Scouts of America organization, and gives the Scouts the opportunity to earn their Aviation Merit Badge. CAP has been asked to help volunteer with helping these kids get through their day of aviation education.
Details:
Report: Arrive Saturday morning 20-Aug at 0730 hrs to Bear Valley Composite Squadron 6750, 100 W. Meadow Lane next to Big Bear City Airport.
Cost: Free
Email: Raymond.Gould@cawgcap.org as soon as possible to be added to the support list.
This invitation is open to both Senior members and cadets.
DEADLINE: 2359 hrs (11:59 PM) on Thursday, 18th August 2016.
NCOS South
If you are a cadet who is looking to begin their transition from follower to leader, NCOS is the course you need to be at in September.

Classes and hands-on labs in: - Instructional Methods: Learn to Teach - Interaction: New Faces & Experiences - Drill & Ceremonies: You're in Charge - Evaluation Techniques - NCO Responsibilities

Date: 23-25 September - Where: March ARB, Riverside, CA
Contact: Lt Col Mark Williams, mark.williams@cawgcap.org

South Students: Visit www.cawgcadets.org/ncossouth to apply.(DEADLINE: 26 August)

South Cadre: Email Cover Letter & Resume to ncos.south.staff@gmail.com.
(DEADLINE: 26 August)

South Seniors: Email mark.williams@cawgcap.org with your interest.
Posted 08 Aug 2016

SQUADRON 45 AWARDS PRESENTATION AND DESSERT
Please plan on being at our annual Squadron 45 Awards night. We will be recognizing many of our members for their hard work. Squadron members are to wear Blues Uniform. • Cadets without blues should wear black slacks and white shirts.
When: Monday 11 Jul. Where: March ARB. Cost $Free
Posted 7 Jul 2016
HEMET AIR SHOW THIS SATURDAY
This one looks like a lot of fun. There is a $10 cost if you arrive Friday night 3 June to cover dinner and breakfast. If you arrive 6am Saturday 4 June there is no cost, but only lunch will be provided. See you email for more details. This event also includes a food truck competition, if you want to try out the food truck food, be sure to bring money for that. This all happens Friday night and Saturday and Hemet Ryan Airport.
Posted 31 May 2016
Help Paint the March ARB Fire House
The fire station has taken good care of us, and has some great plans to continue this new relationship with us. We are giving back a little. I need some Seniors and some cadets to help paint some rooms at the March ARB Fire Station. This will be on Saturday May 21. From 9am to afternoon some time. No Uniforms. Please wear clothes you can get paint on. Squadron 45 is not re-imbursing for paint stained clothing.
Foods and drinks provided.
Please let me know ASAP if you can help with this.
Map to fire station
Posted 3 May 2016
163rd Family Day - Mandatory Attendance for All
On Saturday 14 May at 0700 all squadron 45 members are expected to attend the 163rd Family day. We will be supporting the families of the 163rd with a park picnic type event. We will be helping with food, and fun. Meet at March ARB in the parking lot behind the park shown at this link. Click Here Wear BDU's, if you don't have BDU's wear a squadron T-shirt and blue jeans. Please bring your Form 32. Click here for a map and directions.
When: Saturday 14 May. Where: March ARB Cost $Free
Posted 2 May 2016
Riverside's Salute To Veterans Parade Fund Raiser
We have a fantastic fund raising opportunity and a great parade. On Saturday 30 April we will be serving breakfast to parade participants and any hungry visitors. We need a lot of help to make this happen, and look forward to your participation. We will start at 0530 and we should start cleaning things up around 0930, the parade ends late morning. Remember all participants get credit towards uniform items and events like Encampment, BCS, etc... We will meet at the Riverside Community College campus lot "G" (Google Map for Directions)
When: Saturday 30 April. Cost: You get Credit
Posted 3 Mar 2016
Adopt A US Soldier
Adopt A US Soldier is a non-profit organization that seeks volunteers to help show the brave men and women fighting for our freedom that their sacrifices will not go unnoticed. It connects supportive civilians with deployed troops and offers a channel by which to communicate encouragement and express gratitude to those brave men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces. Click HERE for more information and to find out how to get involved.
Posted 27 Jul. 2015

Cadets attending 2015 National Cadet Special Activities

Congratulations to the following Squadron 45 Cadets selected to attend this year's 2015 National Cadet Special Activities. C/Capt. T. Michele Saba, C/1st Lt. Gunnar Gobel and C/1st Lt. Andrew Saba have been selected to attend the National Blue Beret Encampment in Oshkosh, WI in July and C/TSgt Daniel Hernandez was selected for MER Honor Guard Academy in Salemburg, NC. These activities are held annually and provide amazing opportunities for our cadets to experience new things. We wish these cadets good luck this summer and look forward to seeing the new berets!
Posted 15 Mar 2015

How Do I Promote

We are going back to the check lists for promotions. Please print your check list out for the current promotion you are going for and bring it to squadron every week. You will need it to get your drill test and your review board, formal or informal.
See the "Airman Basics" >> "How Do I Promote" page for instructions and checklists for Achievements 6, 7, and 8. All How Do I Promote checklists now include specific drill test requirements. (the same guide used for your drill test)
Posted 24 Sep 2015

Air Fest 2016
It's Finally Back!!
Thunder Over The Empire
April 16-17 Saturday and Sunday.
• Our mission: Assisting Security forces, parking, recruiting, program sales, meal preparation, cleanup, and communications.
When: Weekend 16-17 April. Cost ? Pending More info.

Please Mark your calendars and reserve this time to come out and help. There will be a lot more information and possible changes. Check Back Often for updates. We are still awaiting fund-raising confirmation and info to try to make this a free event for everyone.
Posted 02 Jan 2016

Peanut Butter and Jelly For The Troops
Don't forget to bring in your peanut butter and jelly donations for Flag Mama's troops. When we reach 10,000 ounces we will have a pizza party! Please bring in fresh unopened containers of PB&J ASAP. All collected product goes to the Flag mama group on base. An article went out in the beacon and Facebook saying they were low on supplies... we want to help fix this.

See 1Lt Garbutt with your donations. Click here for more about Flag Mama.
Posted 11 August 2014

Sea Perch


Are you interested in underwater robotics??
There is an event this Sunday I got short notice on that is pretty cool. The Navy Sea Cadets are sponsoring the 2016 Pacific SW Sea Perch Regional Qualifying Event in Rancho Cucamonga. Sea Perch is a tethered underwater robot, junior high and high school age cadets build and compete with. There are several underwater obstacle courses to test the teams skills. We will only be observing this competition. We probably will not have the opportunity to drive any of these robots, but you never know for sure. Last year there were several really cool robots built by some local college students. This event is open to the public and anyone can come out and see what it is all about.
See your email for more details.
Posted 6 Apr 2016
Cadets to attend National Special Cadet Activities
Congrats to C/Capt. Andrew Saba for his selection to attend National Blue Beret activity in Oshkosh, Wi and C/CMSgt. Daniel Hernandez on his selection to attend both E-Tech (Robotics) and Model Aircraft & Remote Controlled Flight Academy. These cadets will challenged this summer with these exciting and rewarding programs. Good Luck!
NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Tour
Monday 14 March from 1230 to 1530, NASA's JPL has graciously made time available for our Squadron to tour their facility. JPL is the home of the Mars Curiosity Rover which landed on Mars August 6, 2012. JPL has created plenty of satellites that are currently exploring around the galaxy making plenty of outstanding discoveries every year. This is always a very cool and outstanding tour. Sign up if you can make it. Check your email for all the details.
Posted 2 Mar 2016

New Fitness program
We are testing a new fitness program, effective immediately. It looks like a pretty good thing. There will be a little bit of PT every week, less testing, more fun, more games, and the addition of a few weekend PT events like rock wall climbing, hiking and possible indoor skydiving. The testing will be similar to what we have done in the past with several modifications. Most Monthly PT will be some sort of game or active event.

It all starts on 22 Feb. arrive in your PT gear and be ready to learn about and get involved in this exciting new program.

Testing Officers and Cadet staff should download this audio file for the PACER test.
Posted 10 Feb 2016

CADET STAFF ASSIGNMENTS
It's once again time for cadets to apply for cadet staff assignments. Cadet Staff assignments are a privilege of CAP cadets who desire to develop their leadership and professional goals. In the professional world, vacant jobs are usually posted and interested parties apply for these positions. In an effort to promote professional development and increase individual abilities in written communication, all cadets will be required to apply for cadet staff assignments. Send your application to Maj Ken Benner for the position you are interested in. ALL positional are available.
Posted 18 Jan 2016

CAWG Cadet Programs Conference (CPC)
Don't miss the most fun and exciting cadet activity in the wing! The General Assembly and Activity Fair productions will be bigger, better, and more extravagant than ever! Meet old friends and make new ones! Whether you joined CAP yesterday or you are a seasoned member, don't miss this! Check your email for details.
General Registration: $120
Banquet Only (CAP Members and Guests): $50

Have the following forms filled out signed and scanned into your computer before you try to complete the registration. CAPF 31, 160, 161, and (163 if under 18) These forms are available at the registration site.

Click HERE for more info and to see what seminars are available (if you sign up early)

You Must sign up by 1 Feb. Don't Miss out!

If you can provide a carpool, or need a carpool click here.

Register Here

See video from the 2013 CPC.

When: 12-15 Feb Where: Camp San Luis Obispo Cost:$120 Uniform: BDU's and Blues
Posted 7 Jan 2016

Cadet O-Rides at Riverside Airport
If you are under 18, have not used up all your O-Rides and want to fly a CAP plane Monday December 28th out of Riverside airport. What is an O-Ride you ask?? Rides are one of the aerospace education opportunities you get with Civil Air Patrol. You get to fly in a CAP airplane and take the controls. Yes! You will get to fly the plane. This is a lot of fun, and everyone should take this opportunity. Even if you are a little nervous about it you should give it a try. I have flown several cadets myself that started out a little scared but ended up LOVING it! Don’t delay, spots may be limited. Check your email and reply to Maj Benner. I need to know by Friday Morning. - Oh ya, did I forget to mention that this is FREE!!!!!!!!

Off For The Holidays
Don't forget, there are no more meetings until January 4th. Keep an eye on your emails and this web site in case something interesting comes up.

The Squadron 45 staff hopes your holidays are awesome!!
Posted 15 Dec 2015

Squadron 45 Holiday Party and Gift Exchange
Please come to our annual Squadron Holiday party on 14 December. Bring a NEW wrapped gift valued at about $10.00 if you would like to participate in the gift exchange. You can spend more if you like. This is not a white elephant so please no gag gifts, bring something you would like to get. There are sign ups for food for a Potluck. Potluck foods should be appetizers and desserts.
Email Ken Benner to sign up to bring food. Everyone should bring something..
Click HERE to see what is already promised

There will be no more meetings after the holiday party until January. Happy Holidays.
Posted 23 Nov 2015

Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is coming up on 12 December and is planned to be bigger and better than ever. Please arrive at 0800 and plan to be there until about noon. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate. The Civil Air Patrol has chosen Wreaths Across America as its premier annual community service event because it reflects CAP's own feelings about America and its veterans as evidenced by its motto:
Remember.. the fallen. - Honor.. those who serve. - Teach.. .our children the value of freedom.

Since CAP first became involved in 2006, Wreaths Across America has blossomed from honoring a few thousand veterans' graves with wreaths to placing more than 160,000 wreaths last year.

Though remembering veterans will always be the main focus of this program, Wreaths Across America benefits the community and Civil Air Patrol, too. For those of you who wish more people knew about CAP, this is a great way to make that happen.

To sponsor a wreath click HERE.
For a Flyer to hand out click HERE.

For more information please go to this link - Click HERE
Wreaths Across America video here >> VIDEO

Map to the Ceremony here >> MAP
Posted 5 Aug. 2015

Wreaths Arriving this week!
1,926 wreaths arriving tomorrow afternoon. Let me know if you think you can help. Please watch your emails closely and frequently this week for information on when our wreaths are arriving for Saturdays ceremony. If you have not already signed up for the Squadron 45 text alerts, please do so right away, (see the instructions at the top right side of our web site.)

We WILL need help getting these off the truck and to the staging area. This usually takes only about an hour if we get enough help. The request for help can some times be VERY short notice. Please try to be at the Cemetery 15 minutes before the scheduled arrival time I will let you know as soon as I have more information. Bring work Gloves if you have them. Uniforms not required, membership not required if you are an adult, or if you have a parent with you.
Thanks for your help.

Introductory Communications User Training (ICUT)
We are going to start making communication training MANDATORY for all personal, both Cadets and Seniors to use squadron radios. Effective 2 November 2015, if you are not ICUT qualified, you will no longer be allowed to check out or use squadron radios. The training is available on eServices in the Learning Management System. Most of the training is on-line with a little hands on demonstration to wrap things up. Please use the standard testing sign up procedures to apply for the hands on part of the testing.
Posted 24 Sep 2015

Day Out With Thomas Fund raiser
Please sign up for as much time as you can for the Day Out With Thomas Fund raiser in November. The dates available are November 7, 8, 11, 14, 15. To get credit for attending you must be there from 0600 to 1700. Overnight camping will be available. Please do as many days as possible. Remember they will donate about $50.00 per person per day. For members, half of that goes into your squadron credit account for uniform items and events. Anyone may choose to opt out and let the entire amount be donated to the squadron, Just let me know. The Day Out With Thomas event will be held at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. In Perris CA. Please let me know as soon as possible when you can work. The sooner we get signed up the more people we can get in. They will run out of room, so sign up fast!
Where: Orange Empire Railway Museum. Cost $None - Breakfast and Lunch included. Bring dinner for those camping overnight. Overnight stuff?

SENIOR MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: If senior slots are not filled, the cadets below that senior slot will not be able to attend. Please volunteer wherever possible. Thanks

Day Out With Thomas Current Sign Ups
Senior Members Are shown in All CAPS, Cadets are in Lower Case
Sat 07-Nov
Sun 08-Nov
Wed 11-Nov
Sat 14-Nov
Sun 15-Nov
C MARQUEZ
R MCKUEN
Mr C GARBUTT
KE MORGAN
KE MORGAN
J Garbutt
J Garbutt
J Garbutt
J Garbutt
J Nordquist
C Gonzales
B Garbutt
C Gonzales
C Gonzales
D Alvarez
B Garbutt
E Garbutt
B Garbutt
B Garbutt
K Alvarez
D Hernandez
R Bayless
E Garbutt
D Hernandez
K SPAAN
K BENNER
Mrs C GARBUTT
KI MORGAN
KI MORGAN
R Diaz
C Smith
J Bayless
D Alvarez
E Garbutt
E Spaan
E Garbutt
E Spaan
K Alvarez
D Alvarez
S Marquez
R Bayless
K Hernaez
K Alvarez
J Bayless
E Spaan
E Spaan
C MARQUEZ
K SPAAN
R HERNAEZ
D Alvarez
K Alvarez
S Marquez
C SMITH
Standby volunteers for cancellations
         
         
Group 3 Halloween Bivouac
Join us for two nights at lake Perris state recreation area for fun and fellowship! Campfire with smores and Halloween candy, joke/funny skit/scary story competition with prizes, ELT fox hunt, beach F.O.D. walk, sports/games, camping, fun for all! First 30 Cadets to sign up are free then $20 ea. Check the flyer in your email for more information. Seniors, we need you too!
LIST OF WHAT TO BRING
Posted 12 Oct 2015
Quality Cadet Unit Award
We did it again! Squadron 45 for the second year in a row achieved the Quality Cadet Unit Award. Again we did it with very high marks. This is only possible because of the outstanding leadership and participation you have all put into our unit. You have been recognized for all your hard work and dedication. Capt. Saba put out an Email detailing more of this, so please check your emails. Although Capt. Saba was giving everyone on the front lines a lot of credit for this, he failed to recognize himself for all the work he continuously puts in behind the scenes to help us all know what areas we need to work on to get this. Thank you Sir.
Posted 21 Sep 2015
Picture Day Fund Raiser (Make Up Pix Monday 12 Oct)
Mon. Oct. 5. Be sure and attend tonight in your best Dress Blues to have your picture taken. Picture packages available starting at only $13.00 Everyone gets (2) free 4x6 photos, no purchase necessary. See attached for order form. Sample photos will be on display at squadron starting 14 Sept. A portion of your picture order will be tax deductible. I am trying to keep prices well below school picture pricing. for only $13.00 you can get (1) 8x10, (2) 5x7 and (8) wallets.
Posted 4 Sep 2015
Squadron Group Photo
Monday Sept. 14 we will be taking a squadron group photo in front of the F-4 Phantom by the RTS. Be sure and attend this night in your BDU’s if you want to be a part of this group shot!
Posted 4 Sep 2015
BASE PICNIC (MANDATORY ATTENDANCE)
Saturday 12 September is the March Base Picnic. Be here by 0800 with your form 32. You will be helping us give back to the base, and personnel, that do so much for us. We will have a recruiting booth, and will help with food, drinks and cleanup. There is no cost, and lunch is included. The picnic will be at the park east of building 441. You must have your CAP ID to participate. I will assume that ALL members will be attending. This event will last until late afternoon / early eve, Let parents know we are planning to stay UNTI THEY ARE DONE WITH US. Uniform BDU's. Bring your Form 32 with you
When: 12 September. Where: March. Cost $Free
Posted 5 August 2015
9-11 Event
Friday Sept 11th at 1830. The Navy Sea Cadets will be holding a 9-11 Remembrance event at the Bass pro shop in Rancho Cucamonga. The is not a CAP event, however you are welcome to attend and observe. Blues are authorized. Bring your parent if under 18 as there will be no Civil Air Patrol supervision. See the website and Calendar for dates and more info. Blues are authorized.
Updated 8 Sep 2015
Labor Day
Remember, we will not be meeting on Monday 7 September due to the Labor Day holiday. Hope to see you all on the following Monday the 14th when we resume regular meetings.
Posted 4 Sep 2015
Squadron 45 Family Appreciation Day
If you were there, you already know the family fun day was awesome again. The dunk tank was new this year and was very well used. Last years favorite the jousting arena was back again and as popular as ever. Capt Saba was taken down by Sgt Bayless. Almost everyone made it into the pool at some point, and there was plenty of food to go around. If you didn't make it, I hope to see you next year. There are a few more pix at the Photos Link.
Posted 5 Aug 2015
Squadron 45 Family Appreciation Day
Come to the 3rd Annual Squadron 45 Family Appreciation Day. 1000 - ???? Open to members and especially their families.
There will be Swimming, Badminton, Air Hockey, Jousting Arena, Dunk Tank, Music, Burgers, Dogs and more. Bring swim suits, towels, sun screen and an appetite.
This is FREE, but you MUST e-mail Maj Benner with the number in your group attending. If you are not on the list by July 24th You will not be allowed to attend. Members need a form 32 Non Members do not.
When: Saturday 1 Aug. Where: Maj Benners House Cost:Free
Posted 3 Jul 2015

Encampment 2015 Is Complete (Everyone Survived)

It is with great honor and distinction that I proudly announce the newest members of the California Wing Cadet Training Group. These cadets have completed a rigorous course of leadership training and personal development during the past week. These young leaders were instructed in drill, teamwork, barracks discipline, military/civilian aerospace careers, aerospace education, physical fitness, character development and countless other subjects. These cadets participated in competitions, inspections, “Humvee” off-road drives, UH-60 “Black hawk” flights, rifle simulators, and other fun activities. As a direct result of these accomplishments, these cadets have earned the permanent privilege of being members of the CAWG Cadet Training Group. Cadets are formed into flights inside Cadet Training Squadrons (CTS), each CTS having a unique number that is never repeated. Please welcome the following new members of the Cadet Training Group.

131st Cadet Training Squadron:

Students:
C/SrA Perry Ratkovitch, Alpha Flight
C/SrA Jerry Sartin, Bravo Flight
C/Amn Armando Araiza-Lopez, Bravo Flight
C/A1C Joshua Bayless, Delta Flight (Squadron Honor Cadet!!!!!)

Cadre:
C/MSgt Daniel Hernandez, Charlie Flight Sergeant (Orig. Member of India Flight, 129th CTS – 2nd Encampment)

132nd Cadet Training Squadron:

C/A1C Emily Garbutt, Foxtrot Flight

133rd Cadet Training Squadron:

C/A1C Jacob Myer

Advanced Training Squadron:

C/1st Lt. Andrew Saba, Yankee Seminar Leader (Orig. Member of Hotel Flight, 120 CTS – 5th Encampment)

Congratulations to all. You should be very proud of them.
vr Paul Saba, Capt. CAP
Posted 9 Jul 2015

Cadet O-Rides Are on again!!
Every Meeting Night
Monday Evening Cadet O-Rides will commence on 13 July 2015 and will continue every Monday evening as able. You Must sign up ahead of time with Maj Benner. E-Mail Maj Benner khbenner@gmail.com. Meet at Regular building by 1715. DO NOT BE LATE OR YOU WILL NOT FLY. Please do not come without being notified that you have been accepted. Uniform will be Blues or BDU’s. You must be safety current, under 18 and have completed your Aircraft Ground Handling. These are all easy things to do. Ask me if you don't know how. We are trying to give priority to new cadets, but anyone may request a slot.
To see available sign up slots or to verify what day you are scheduled to fly, Click Here.
When: Every Monday at 1730
Posted 29 Jun 2015
Squadron 45 Cadets Attend CAWG Encampment

Once again cadets from Squadron 45 are participating in this year's CAWG Encampment at Camp SLO. Students: C/Amn Araiza-Lopez, C/A1C J. Bayless, C/A1C E. Garbutt, C/A1C J. Myer, C/A1C Nordquist, C/SrA Ratkovitch & C/SrA Sartin. Cadre Members: C/1Lt A. Saba (ATF Seminar Leader) & C/MSgt Hernandez (Flight Sergeant). This exciting and challenging program will stress the importance of teamwork, discipline, attention to detail and students will walk away with the knowledge they are capable of much more than they think they can do. Cadre Members will learn new leadership skills and develop old ones. Good luck to the students and cadre members from Squadron 45. Parents are STRONGLY encouraged to attend the Cadet Training Group Graduation Parade on Wednesday July 8th. See the CAWG Encampment Website for more details. 2015 CAWG Encampment.
Posted 3 Jul 2015
Squadron 45 Awards Banquet
The Squadron 45 awards banquet is coming up on Friday June 26th. Tickets are only $12 each in advance or $15 at the door. The banquet starts at 1800 at the "Cow Town" square dance center on Van Buren in Woodcrest. Family, friends and siblings are invited. Everyone need a ticket. Sales are limited. Sign up ASAP Space is limited.
Posted 1 Jun 2015
Academy Appointment
I am very proud to announce that C/Amn Zachary Benjamin Ontiveros has been offered an appointment at the US Air Force Academy. He says he is still in shock about the whole thing, but anyone that really knows him is not surprised at all. He has worked VERY hard for this! Great job Zach. Squadron 45 in incredibly proud to have yet another cadet get selected for a service academy this year.
Posted 1 June 2015
Squadron 45 Truck 04591 Reservations
To reserve Truck 04591 please use this following link. All usage and any movement of the vehicle MUST be coordinated with this system. You must be registered and logged in to get access to this vehicle. Please plan ahead. This vehicle is available for any authorized driver in CAWG. Squadron 45 DOES NOT have priority. If you are aware of an event or even a possible event you may need this for, please get it reserved early. Missions override ALL other types of reservations, even if confirmed.
Posted: 22 May, 2015
Memorial Day Assistance
Event end time changed since original announcement.
We are helping out at Riverside National Cemetery on 25 May at 0800-1230. Meet at Shelter G area (next to the south side of the lake) Attendance: Recent Memorial Day ceremony attendance was approximately 8500 people including about 3000 Harley Riders with “West Coast Thunder” Weather: Around 93 deg in the Sun.
Bring a form 32
When: 0800 25 May - Where: RNC Cost:$0(BRING SNACKS. Unit will provide drinks, - Uniform: Dress Uniforms
Posted: 21 May, 2015
Devil Pups
This looks like a really great program! Devil Pups is a non-profit organization designed to help boys and girls from all backgrounds gain self-confidence and learn to take responsibility for their actions. The program is not a ‘mini boot camp’, para-military or recruiting organization for the Marine Corps. Devil Pups is a camp comprising 10 days of challenge, teamwork, discipline and education for boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 17. And it is COMPLETELY FREE!!!
Sound interesting? There is a lot more information HERE. Please go through their website thoroughly to find out about the requirements, qualifications and how to apply.
Posted 12 May 2015
2015 Space Day Celebration
THIS IS NOT A CAP EVENT. JUST AN INVITATION TO GO WITH YOUR FAMILY.
2015 Space Day Celebration Saturday, May 16th 2015, 10am - 2pm The San Diego Air & Space Museum will host its 12th Annual Space Day celebration! Space Day will feature demonstrations, giveaways, and hands-on activities with local and national space experts. Attendees also have the chance to meet a real astronaut! MORE.
Posted 12 May 2015
163rd Family Day - Mandatory Attendance for All
On Saturday 2 May at 1000 all squadron 45 members are expected to attend the 163rd Family day. We will be supporting the families of the 163rd with a park picnic type event. We will be helping with food, and fun. Meet at March ARB in the parking lot behind the park shown at this link. Click Here My truck will be parked out front with all my amber lights flashing. Wear BDU's, if you don't have BDU's wear a squadron T-shirt and blue jeans. Please bring your Form 32. Click here for a map and directions.
When: Saturday 2 May. Where: March ARB Cost $Free
Posted 1 May 2014
Riverside's Salute To Veterans Parade Fund Raiser
Thanks for everyones help that came out to do the pancake fund raiser. We cant do it without you.
Posted 19 Apr 2015

The Squadron 45 Color Guard Team news

The World Famous, Nationally televised March Field Composite Squadron 45 Color Guard Team has welcomed its newest member. C/SSgt Robert Bayless, congratulations on your appointment to the team.
Posted 14 Apr 2015

This Saturday. All Squadron 45 Please
Riverside's Salute To Veterans Parade Fund Raiser

We have a fantastic fund raising opportunity and a great parade. On Saturday 18 April we will be serving breakfast to parade participants and any hungry visitors. We need a lot of help to make this happen, and look forward to your participation. We will start at 0530 and we should start cleaning things up around 0930, the parade ends late morning. Remember all participants get credit towards uniform items and events like Encampment, BCS, etc... We will meet at the Riverside Community College campus lot "G" (Google Map for Directions)
When: Saturday 19 April. Cost: You get Credit
Posted 25 Mar 2015

Group 3 Basic Cadet School

The Basic Cadet School (BCS) provides new cadets with an entry-level understanding of the Civil Air Patrol program while developing their sense of pride, identity, and accomplishment through the Civil Air Patrol's Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence, and Volunteer Service.

The event is held over two nights and is staffed by a highly trained group of cadets and senior members (adults) who ensure that every student is provided the foundation of knowledge necessary to be successful in the Civil Air Patrol.

When: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Where: March Air Reserve Base, CA
Cost: $40.00 (includes meals, T-Shirt, and $1.79 processing fee)

Register HERE
Posted 4 Mar 2015

The Squadron 45 Color Guard Team is looking for new members

Limited spots available. This is a great opportunity to excel in Drill, and also in professional status. The Color Guard is the representative of Squadron 45 Members. Participating in Challenging and rare events all over Southern California. Presenting The Colors from small events all the way to National Sporting Events in front of thousands. If you want a challenge, and want to earn the honor of wearing the white shoulder cord. Fill out an application, and turn it in before the deadline. Deadline 6 April 2015. Good luck!"
Posted 3 Mar 2015

Squadron 45 Promotions

Congrats to the following outstanding cadets who promoted last week:

C/Maj. Charles Blythe - Operations Officer Achievement
C/CMSgt. Brooke Thomas - Dr. Robert H Goddard Achievement
C/CMSgt. Aaron Crump - Dr. Robert H. Goddard Achievement
C/SSgt. Devin Brodersen - Wright Brothers Award
Great Job to all!
Posted 1 Apr 2015

Monday Funday

Remember, every time we have 5 Mondays in the month, Monday number 5 is Monday Funday. This happens next on March 30th. We will be repeating the always popular Security Forces tour. We are also planning a dance this night. Pizza will be provided. Stay tuned for more information.
Posted 15 March 2015

GROUND TEAM and UDF TRAINING
I will be conducting GTM3 and UDF familiarization and preparation training at Hemet Squadron 59. If you want to get started in Emergency Services this is the first big step after getting your GES Card. This will be a small class with no more that 10 Students. Sign up fast if you want to be a part of it. You must already have your GES card and be current in safety to sign up. No experience needed. I can help you get anything you need to attend. DON'T BE INTIMIDATED ask me, you can do this. Yes I can help you get your GES 101 Card. Email Maj Benner if you want to do this.
When: Saturday 21 Mar. Where: Hemet Ryan Sq59 HQ. Cost $5 for lunch.
Posted 15 March 2015
Squadron 45 Cadet off to West Point

Cadet Captain Charles Blythe has received an appointment to the Class of 2019 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. C/Capt. Blythe joined CAP in April 2010 with the goal of attending one of the federal service academies. “I attribute much of my success to the lessons I learned in CAP.” We wish him success in his new endeavor at West Point.
Posted 3 Mar 2015
New Cadet Officer at Squadron 45

Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Joshua Garbutt has completed the requirements for the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award and has been promoted to the new grade of Cadet 2nd Lieutenant. C/2dLt Garbutt joined CAP in May of 2011 and has steadily rose through the program. C/2dLt Garbutt is currently assigned as the Assistant Flight Commander for the NCO Development (Alpha) Flight. Congrats C/2dLt. Garbutt on your achievement!
Posted 3 Mar 2015
March Meeting brings multiple promotions and new sergeant.

The March 2nd meeting held many promotions this week. Congratulations to the following cadets on completing their promotion achievements.

C/Capt Charles Blythe – Achievement 13 Aerospace Officer
C/Capt T. Michele Saba – Achievement 13 Aerospace Officer
C/1st Lt Gunnar Gobel – Achievement 10 Administrative Officer
C/2d Lt Joshua Garbutt – Gen. Billy Mitchell Award
C/SSgt Eli Patrick – Wright Brothers Award
C/A1C Perry Ratkovitch – Gen Hap Arnold Achievement
Posted 3 Mar 2015
USS Anchorage LPD-23 Tour
If you are not going to CPC then this will be a great opportunity for you. We will be going aboard an active military ship the USS Anchorage. This is a very rare opportunity, and there are limited spots for this opportunity. So open the file I have attached, and go through it carefully.
*Note- Transportation is currently being worked on... Standby for updates
*Note- Nobody will be allowed to come aboard the ship unless they have a valid CAP ID. (CAP Members ONLY)
Click HERE for more information on how to sign up.
When:13 Mar 0900-1400. - Where: San Diego - Cost:$10 for food Uniform: BDU's
Posted 10 Feb 2015
BCS at March ARB
Squadron 45 Cadets, (Seniors keep reading) If you have not gone to a BCS (Basic Cadets School), Here is your chance to go to one right here at March ARB. If you have already been to a BCS then consider sharing your knowledge with the new folks by applying for a staff position.
Attention Senior Members: We need your help!!! Flight Training Officers Support Staff (Admin, Logistics, Medical, Mess….)
When:Apr 10-12. - Where: March ARB- Cost:Students $40 Staff $35 includes food. Uniform: BDU's
See flyer for all the details.
Posted 12 January 2015

CAWG Cadet Programs Conference (CPC)
Don't miss the most fun and exciting cadet activity in the wing! The General Assembly and Activity Fair productions will be bigger, better, and more extravagant than ever! Meet old friends and make new ones! Whether you joined CAP yesterday or you are a seasoned member, don't miss this! Check your email for details.
General Registration: $120
Banquet Only (CAP Members and Guests): $50

Have the following forms filled out signed and scanned into your computer before you try to complete the registration. CAPF 31, 160, 161, and (163 if under 18) These forms are available at the registration site.

Click HERE for an example of past Seminars (Classes)

You Must sign up by 1 Feb. Don't Miss out!

Register Here

See video from the 2013 CPC.

When: 13-16 Feb Where: Camp San Luis Obispo Cost:$120 Uniform: BDU's and Blues
Posted 13 Jan 2015

BCS at March ARB
Squadron 45 Cadets, (Seniors keep reading) If you have not gone to a BCS (Basic Cadets School), Here is your chance to go to one right here at March ARB. If you have already been to a BCS then consider sharing your knowledge with the new folks by applying for a staff position.
Attention Senior Members: We need your help!!! Flight Training Officers Support Staff (Admin, Logistics, Medical, Mess….)
When: Fri-Sun - 13-15 Mar - Where: March ARB- Cost:Students $40 Staff $35 includes food. Uniform: BDU's
See flyer for all the details.
Posted 12 January 2015
2015 Cable Air Faire
Featuring airplane rides and flying demonstrations . Also featuring Radio Control aircraft flights, a classic car show, and displays of war-birds, vintage, antique, and homebuilt aircraft. Cable Air Faire 2015 celebrates its 40th annual event as it acknowledges cable’s airport 70th anniversary. Come join us to celebrate this special event! See the calendar for times and directions. What to bring: Signed F31 Sleeping bag and toiletries Web belt w/ canteen Extra spending money BDU’s. Staff sign ups extended to Dec 23rd. See your email for details on staffing.
Posted 18 Dec 2014
Cadet O-Rides Are on again!!
Coming Up Sunday 4 January
Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Sunday 4 January 0800 to 1700 at Hemet Ryan Airport. You must be under 18. You must be a current member to participate. You must be safety current and have completed your Aircraft Ground Handling Course. This is easy to do. Ask you flight staff if you need more info. E-Mail Maj Benner khbenner@gmail.com. Please do not come without being notified that you have been accepted. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 32 with you. See your email for more information.
When: Sunday 4 Jan Cost: None
Posted 22 Dec 2013
Squadron 45 Holiday Party and Gift Exchange
Please come to our annual Squadron Holiday party on 22 December. Bring a NEW wrapped gift valued at about $10.00 if you would like to participate in the gift exchange. You can spend more if you like. This is not a white elephant so please no gag gifts, bring something you would like to get. There are sign ups for food for a Potluck.
Posted 8 Dec 2014

Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is coming up on 13 December and is planned to be bigger and better than ever. Please arrive at 0800 and plan to be there until about noon. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate. The Civil Air Patrol has chosen Wreaths Across America as its premier annual community service event because it reflects CAP's own feelings about America and its veterans as evidenced by its motto:
Remember.. the fallen. - Honor.. those who serve. - Teach.. .our children the value of freedom.

Since CAP first became involved in 2006, Wreaths Across America has blossomed from honoring a few thousand veterans' graves with wreaths to placing more than 160,000 wreaths last year.

Though remembering veterans will always be the main focus of this program, Wreaths Across America benefits the community and Civil Air Patrol, too. For those of you who wish more people knew about CAP, this is a great way to make that happen.

To sponsor a wreath click HERE.

For more information please go to this link - Click HERE
Wreaths Across America video here >> VIDEO

Map to the Ceremony here >> MAP
Posted 25 June 2014

A Second Terrible Loss for LCDR Blackshear

Most of you know I am also involved with the Navy Cadet program, Sea Cadets. Some of you may also be aware that our commander LCDR Blackshear lost one of his sons several months ago. It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share tragic news concerning LCDR Blackshear’s son.

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, Cody Blackshear perished in an auto accident while returning home from a job interview. He was 25 years old, leaving behind his parents, twin sister Callie, and extended family and friends who will greatly miss him.

Cody was a Point Divide Sea Cadet, earning the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He attended California Maritime Academy, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs. Cody continued his involvement with Sea Cadets and achieved the rank of Ensign.

It is an unthinkable thing to lose one of your children and much worse to lose two in the same year. If you are able, and would like to support the commander of the Navy Sea Cadets, please feel free to come to the funeral on Thursday. See below for more details. Civilian suit or formal attire preferred. Dress Blues OK.

Funeral Thursday, 11 December 2014 at 10 a.m. Christ the Redeemer Church in Grand Terrace, CA.
Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park in Bloomington and a reception will be held afterwards at the church.
 Christ the Redeemer Church: 12745 Oriole Ave, Grand Terrace, CA 92313

 Green Acres Memorial Park: 11715 Cedar Ave, Bloomington, CA 92316

Cards may be sent to LCDR Blackshear, PO Box 71, Yucaipa, CA 92399.
Posted 8 Dec 2014

cadet staff assignments
It's once again time for cadets to apply for cadet staff assignments for Jan '15-Jun '15. Cadet Staff assignments are a privilege of CAP cadets who desire to develop their leadership and professional goals. In the professional world, vacant jobs are usually posted and interested parties apply for these positions. In an effort to promote professional development and increase individual abilities in written communication, all cadets will be required to apply for cadet staff assignments. Click HERE for more information.
Posted 22 Oct 2014
San Diego Police Department Air Support Unit
Members of squadron 45 had the rare opportunity to tour the San Diego Police Department Air Support Unit. Joined by members of squadrons 144, 47, and 714 we were allowed to look into many facets of what the Air Support unit and Canine units are capable of. Click HERE for more.
Posted 22 Oct 2014

Day Out With Thomas Fund raiser
Please sign up for as much time as you can for the Day Out With Thomas Fund raiser in November. The dates available are November 8, 9, 11, 15, 16. To get credit for attending you must be there from 0600 to 1700. Overnight camping will be available. Please do as many days as possible. Remember they will donate about $50.00 per person per day. For members, half of that goes into your squadron credit account for uniform items and events. Anyone may choose to opt out and let the entire amount be donated to the squadron, Just let me know. The Day Out With Thomas event will be held at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. In Perris CA. Please let me know as soon as possible when you can work. The sooner we get signed up the more people we can get in. They will run out of room, so sign up fast!
When: 8, 9, 11, 15, 16 Nov. Where: Orange Empire Railway Museum. Cost $None - Breakfast and Lunch included. Bring dinner for those camping overnight. Overnight stuff?

Day Out With Thomas Current Sign Ups
Sat 08-Nov
Sun 09-Nov
Tue 11-Nov
Sat 15-Nov
Sun 16-Nov
Dylan Ball
Joshua Garbutt
Joshua Garbutt
Jesse Nordquist
Joshua Garbutt
Daniel Hernandez
Brooke Thomas
Brooke Thomas
Olivia Perez
Nathan Ramirez
Gio Frontino
Gio Frontino
Nathan Ramirez
Gio Frontino
Gio Frontino
Joshua Lopez
Joshua Lopez
Dylan Ball
Joshua Lopez
Joshua Lopez
Daisy Lopez
Daisy Lopez
Ken Benner
Daisy Lopez
Daisy Lopez
Sevy Burkart
Sevy Burkart
Dominick McClure
Dominick McClure
Dominick McClure
Dominick McClure
Elizabeth Garbutt
Elizabeth Garbutt
Dylan Ball
Elizabeth Garbutt
AVAILABLE
Eli Patrick
Caleb Gonzales
Caleb Gonzales
Caleb Gonzales
Rosendo Hernaez
Tim Rafferty
Chris Garbutt
Boyko / Harrison
Tim Rafferty
Cesar Rodriguez
Diana Gonzales
Diana Gonzales
Tim Rafferty
Diana Gonzales

Standby volunteers for cancellations

Caleb Gonzales
Dominick McClure
Dylan Ball
Posted 14 Oct 2014

Sea Perch Robot Update
THEY SWIM!!
Both teams got their robots fully operational Saturday. No major fixes needed but there will still need to be some fine tuning done.

Next Saturday, and possibly Sunday I will be building all of the challenges. You do not need to be a Sea Perch team member to help with this build. You will however need to contact me if you would like to help out in this part.

More pictures will be posted soon from Saturdays build.

One of many Sea Perch Videos HERE
Sea Perch Team Site HERE.
Posted 31 Aug 2014

Sea Perch Robot Update
With members from Squadron 31, 45, and 59, Saturdays build went great! Everyone learned a lot and we are ahead of schedule. All the systems were presented, Basic robot design was completed, the team members learned how to solder, and construction began on the robots.

The next build day will be at Maj Benners house, as we expect to begin testing that day. Non team members are invited to show up to observe if you like. Please contact Maj Benner if you decide to visit.

More pictures will be posted soon from Saturdays build.

One of many Sea Perch Videos HERE
Sea Perch Team Site HERE.
Posted 31 Aug 2014

BASE PICNIC (MANDATORY ATTENDANCE)
Saturday 13 September is the March Base Picnic. Be here by 0800 with your form 31. You will be helping us give back to the base, and personnel, that do so much for us. We will have a recruiting booth, and will help with food, drinks and cleanup. There is no cost, and lunch is included. The picnic will be at the park east of building 441. You must have your CAP ID to participate. I will assume that ALL members will be attending. This event will last until late afternoon. Uniform BDU's.
When: 13 September. Where: March. Cost $Free 
Posted 11 August 2014
9/11 COMMEMORATION AT BASS PRO SHOP
On Thursday 11 September you are invited to observe a remembrance event for all who were lost during the attacks on September 11th, 2001. The Point Divide NSCC detail will be performing as a part of this important remembrance. You and your family are invited to attend this VERY important event. Uniform will be Blues. Bring a form 32. Arrive at Bass Pro at 1830. Directions HERE.
Posted 9 September 2014
One Seat Available Friday
This is FREE! I have 1 seat available for a flight in a T-34 Friday afternoon evening. There will be an hour of preflight, about an hour of flight, then you will help clean up. You have to meet the following requirements. :
Active Participant at the unit
At least 1 promotion
Be a Cadet
Be able to be at the March ARB Front Gate visitor parking by 1715
Have a parent come with you to sign papers.
THIS IS NOT A CAP ACTIVITY, NO UNIFORM.
Be the first one to meet these requirements and email me. khbenner@gmail.com
Good Luck!
Posted 11 September 2014
COLONEL JAMES D. KOVAC - 8 Sept
We have a special opportunity to hear from a very accomplished Air Force Colonel and former CAP Cadet on Monday 8 September. Col. Kovac is a former Squadron 45 cadet, and you might say he has built on his cadet training just a little bit. Col Kovac is the Commander of the 701st Combat Operations Squadron, March ARB, California. The 701 COS mission supports the Combined / Joint Force Air Component Commander in planning, executing and assessing his Air Tasking Order by integrating all Theater Air Control System elements in support of a Combatant Commander’s Air Campaign. I bet you didn't expect your cadet training and experience to lead you to a job like that. Col. Kovac has had an amazing career and he credits Squadron 45 and Civil Air patrol for getting him started down that incredible path. Please make an extra effort to be here on Sept 8th to hear how he did it. Uniform will be blues. See you then!
Posted 4 Aug 2014

Sea Perch Underwater Robot Team Sign-ups
If you are serious about participating in the Sea Perch build and competition, sign up right away for a position on the team. There are strings attached, And I have now opened this to other squadrons. Assembly sessions will be at March ARB

One of many Sea Perch Videos HERE

If you sign up for a position, I will expect you to send me a report within one week of signing up, detailing a lesson to be taught on the system you choose. For more details, information, updates and positions filled and available click HERE.

Only 5 people will be chosen for each team, so don't wait. Contact Maj. Benner with your requested position if you are serious about this. khbenner@gmail.com

Lets do this!
Posted 22 Jul 2014

MQ-9 Reaper
A few attentive cadets go to check out the 163rd RW new Reaper this Wednesday. These cadets were the only ones besides actual 163rd members to be able to go into the control room and watch the pilots flight this amazing new aircraft. This event was attended by mostly VIP's including Congressmen, several Colonels and Brigadier General Ball. We got to socialize with everyone and watch several unmanned fly by's. All in all it was a very cool event. Why did these cadets get to do this?? They were paying attention to our website. Every once in a while I post something fun here for those that are paying attention. More pictures on the picture tab.
Posted 21 Aug 2014

Congratulations to a former Cadet
Former C/2Lt Michael Benner was commissioned last week as an Ensign in the US Navy. He will be leaving later in the year for flight school in Pensacola Florida. Michael plans to fly the EA-18 Growler.

Last week Ensign Benner graduated from UCLA as an Astro Physicist. This took a lot of very hard work over the last 8 years. If this sounds like something you would like to do, it is not out of your reach. You will have to work very hard and dedicate yourself and your time to having your dreams. "You are capable of more than you think" says Michael.
Posted 19 Jun 2014

CANCELED!
Attention all CAP cadets that love to fly or want to learn how to fly!

Canceled!
Hemet Ryan Composite Squadron 59 is hosting a Powered & Glider O-Rides AE event the weekend of 22--24 AUG 2014. You will get the opportunity to fly more than once in both Powered and Glider CAP airplanes.

Space is limited, check your email for specific instructions on how to sign up, sign up now!
Posted 29 Jul 2014

Very cool Aerospace opportunity
If you are really aviation oriented, under 18 yo, want to see something really cool, are available from 0530 to late afternoon on Wednesday 20 August... You need to write a short paragraph on why I should choose you. Be one of the first 3 cadets to contact me meeting those requirements for a very unique and limited opportunity. I can only take three. I am not going to tell you what this is, but it is a ridiculous chance to see something most people will never get to see in person. You MUST have Blues uniform. YOU MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE PROMOTION AND HAVE BETTER THAN 50% ATTENDANCE! Contact me ASAP khbenner@gmail.com
Posted 31 Jul 2014
Hot Air Balloon
Our "Different Kind of Aerospace Education" was pretty cool. although turnout was a little low, we still learned a lot, got pretty involved and had a really good time being part of the process. I highly recommend checking it out for yourself at a future date. I will plan to do this a gain in a few months. Pictures from Saturday morning are on the photos tab.
Posted 3 Aug 2014
A different kind of aerospace Education
Have you ever wondered how hot air balloons work?? Get up early this Saturday. We have been invited to check it out and get some instruction from a "lighter than air" pilot. We WILL NOT be flying, but you will get to see how everything is done, from getting everything laid out to filling and launch. If you are willing to get up early and check this out with me, send me an email and let me know. This will all happen at or near Perris airport. We will meet at Perris airport at 0500. It will all be over by 0630 and you can go back home and sleep. Bring a camera. Let me know ASAP khbenner@gmail.com
Posted 28 Jul 2014

Sea Perch
We will be continuing with our new STEM program (Science Technology Engineering Math) this Monday by introducing you to Sea Perch.

Sea Perch is a Tethered underwater robot. The Sea Perch program is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Managed by The AUVSI Foundation. (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International)

You will work in teams to design, engineer assemble, test, modify and compete with your robots. This will be a VERY involved long term program that will be a ton of fun. This is in addition to the new robotic arm assembly that Capt Saba got started on our last Monday Funday!

This new Sea Perch program starts this Monday April 21. Click HERE for more info. See you at Squadron.
Posted 20 Apr 2014

Squadron 45 Family Appreciation Day
Come to the 2nd Annual Squadron 45 Family Appreciation Day. 1030 - ???? Open to members and especially their families.
There will be Swimming, Badminton, Air Hockey, Music, Burgers, Dogs and more. Bring swim suits, towels, sun screen and an appetite.
This is FREE, but you MUST email Maj Benner with the number in your group attending. If you are not on the list by July 12th You will not be allowed to attend. Members need a form 32 Non Members do not.
When: Saturday 19 July. Where: Maj Benners House Cost:Free
Posted 20 June 2014
BCS at March ARB
Squadron 45 Cadets, (Seniors keep reading) If you have not gone to a BCS (Basic Cadets School), Here is your chance to go to one right here at March ARB. If you have already been to a BCS then consider sharing your knowledge with the new folks by applying for a staff position.
Squadron 45 Seniors, we need your help too. See the flyer for available positions or contact 1Lt Burns to see how you can help. See your email for more information.
When: Fri-Sun - 20-22 Jun - Where: March ARB- Cost:$40 includes food. Uniform: BDU's
Posted 19 May 2014

Peanut Butter and Jelly For The Troops
Don't forget to bring in your peanut butter and jelly donations for Flag Mama's troop. We are making it a competition to see who can bring the most! Please bring in fresh unopened containers of PB&J ASAP to be in the running for a prize. All collected product goes to the Flag mama group on base. An article went out in the beacon and Facebook saying they were low on supplies... we want to help fix this.

This contest ends March 3rd. The one bringing in the most PB&J measured in total ounces will be the winner! See 1Lt Garbutt with your donations to get registered. Click here for more about Flag Mama.
Posted 10 Feb 2014

Cadet Staff assignments
Cadet Staff assignments are a privilege of CAP cadets who desire to develop their leadership and professional goals. In the professional world, vacant jobs are usually posted and interested parties apply for these positions. In an effort to promote professional development and increase individual abilities in written communication, all cadets will be required to apply for cadet staff assignments. Applications shall consist of a Cover Letter and either a Resume or Curriculum Vitale (CV). Cadet assignments shall normally be for a period of 6 months (but may change as needed to manage the unit). Interviews may be held if required for senior officer level positions.

For more information and available positions, click HERE.
Posted 27 May 2014

Thanks for helping with the Memorial Day Event at RNC
Things went great at today's memorial day event. Thank you for everyone's help. It was great to see Sea Cadets and CAP working so well together. Pictures will be available at the Photos link. Thanks again for a great job.
Posted 26 May 2014

Cadets vs. Seniors STEM and Aerospace Knowledge Competition

Question 5 is posted!
OK we are changing it up a little. I have decided to add STEM to the competition (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Round 2 will be Science. There will be multiple choice questions hidden in various locations on the SQ 45 web site. This round will end 31 May 2014. Please read the RULES before competing.
Current RESULTS and past questions with answers.
SQ45 CAP Credit for winner = $50
Posted 26 Mar 2014

CAWG Encampment 2014
What is your plan for this summer?

How about becoming a member of an elite organization within the California Wing? The Cadet Training Group (CAWG Encampment) has been challenging cadets for the past 40 years giving young leaders a chance to find out what it means to be a successful team member, push yourself to achieve amazing goals, and develop friendships that will last a lifetime.

Cadets who graduate Encampment earn a permanent place as a member of the Cadet Training Group. As a graduate, you will complete a major milestone towards earning your Mitchell Award; earn the privilege of attending National Cadet Special Activities; and even earn a ribbon! Encampment graduates are more successful than non-encampment graduates.

Cadets who are encampment graduates have a higher chance of being selected for Military Service Academies and will understand the importance of the program goals. Ask yourself "Why did I join CAP?" and I promise you Encampment is one of the reasons!!!! Don’t see yourself short. EVERY CADET who has NOT attended an encampment NEEDS TO MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO GO!

PARENTS….PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO SEND YOUR CADET TO ENCAMPMENT THIS YEAR!!!!!

Encampment Scholarships have been exhausted! If you need financial aid, you may still apply along with a letter explaining your need, and why you were unable to get your application in earlier. These applications will be considered on a case by case basis... If not accepted, please request a scholarship earlier next year. To request a scholarship, email the Squadron Commander.

For information about Encampment please visit this website. Announcements regarding applications, schedules, and activities will be posted soon.

When: 2-9 Jul Where: Camp San Luis Obispo Cost:$215 Uniform: BDU's
Posted 28 Apr 2014

PB & J for Flag Mama's Marines
Thanks to everyone that helped collect PB&J for the Marines. This is an ongoing effort, don't stop now.
Memorial Day Assistance
NEW END TIME
We are helping out at Riverside National Cemetery on 26 May at 0830-1300. Meet at amphitheater near Medal of Honor Monument. Bring lunch. Ceremony starts at 11:00 a.m. and lasts about 1 - 1-1/2 hours.
Attendance: Recent Memorial Day ceremony attendance was approximately 8500 people including about 3000 Harley Riders with “West Coast Thunder” Weather: Around 93 in the Sun.
When: 0830 26 May - Where: RNC Cost:$0(Bring WATER, LUNCH WILL NOT BE SERVED, BRING SNACK IF YOU LIKE) - Uniform: Blues
UPDATED 24 May 2014
PRINCIPAL FOR A Day
On 3 March 2014 I was given the honor to be March Middle Schools “Principal for a day”. A program, recently resurrected by the Val Verde school district to help bring the schools and the local community and business’s together. I was selected to represent March Air Reserve Base and the Civil Air Patrol at March Middle School because of Squadron 45’s close ties to March ARB. In an effort to help educate the students about Civil Air Patrol and the programs it offers to them on the base. [More]
Squadron 45 Awards Presentation and Dessert
Please plan on being at our annual Squadron 45 Awards night. We will be recognizing many of our members for their hard work. Squadron members are to wear Blues Uniform. • Cadets without blues should wear black slacks and white shirts.
When: Monday 19 May. Where: March ARB. Cost $Free
Posted 19 May 2014

O-rides This Saturday
Contact Capt Stout to sign up ASAP
aaron.stout@sq45.org

Check your email for more details.

THESE ARE FREE!

If there are no sign ups by late this afternoon they will be canceled.
When: 10 May Where: Riverside Airport Cost:$0 Uniform: BDU's
Posted 9 May 2014

163rd Family Day - Mandatory Attendance for All
On Saturday 3 May at 0800 all squadron 45 members are required to attend the 163rd Family day. We will be supporting the families of the 163rd with a park picnic type event. We will be helping with food, and fun. Meet at March ARB in the parking lot behind the park shown at this link. Click Here My truck will be parked out front with all my amber lights flashing. Wear BDU's, if you don't have BDU's wear a squadron T-shirt and blue jeans. Please bring your Form 31. Click here for a map and directions.
When: Saturday 3 May. Where: March ARB Cost $Free
Posted 22 Apr 2014

CAWG Encampment 2014
What is your plan for this summer?

How about becoming a member of an elite organization within the California Wing? The Cadet Training Group (CAWG Encampment) has been challenging cadets for the past 40 years giving young leaders a chance to find out what it means to be a successful team member, push yourself to achieve amazing goals, and develop friendships that will last a lifetime.

Cadets who graduate Encampment earn a permanent place as a member of the Cadet Training Group. As a graduate, you will complete a major milestone towards earning your Mitchell Award; earn the privilege of attending National Cadet Special Activities; and even earn a ribbon! Encampment graduates are more successful than non-encampment graduates.

Cadets who are encampment graduates have a higher chance of being selected for Military Service Academies and will understand the importance of the program goals. Ask yourself "Why did I join CAP?" and I promise you Encampment is one of the reasons!!!! Don’t see yourself short. EVERY CADET who has NOT attended an encampment NEEDS TO MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO GO!

PARENTS….PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO SEND YOUR CADET TO ENCAMPMENT THIS YEAR!!!!!

We have several 50% scholarships available to the first sign ups. If you need financial help, you need to sign up first!! To request a scholarship, email the Squadron Commander.

For information about Encampment please visit this website. Announcements regarding applications, schedules, and activities will be posted soon.

When: 2-9 Jul Where: Camp San Luis Obispo Cost:$Pending Uniform: BDU's
Posted 15 Apr 2014

Riverside's Salute To Veterans Parade Fund Raiser
We have a fantastic fund raising opportunity and a great parade. On Saturday 19 April we will be serving breakfast to parade participants and any hungry visitors. We need a lot of help to make this happen, and look forward to your participation. We will start at 0530 and we should start cleaning things up around 0930, the parade ends late morning. Remember all participants get credit towards uniform items and events like Encampment, BCS, etc... We will meet at the Riverside Community College campus lot "G" (Google Map for Directions)
When: Saturday 19 April. Cost: You get Credit
Posted 9 April 2013
Perris Bivouac Was great.
Everyone had a lot of fun, and everyone survived. If you had a good time be sure to tell others so we can make this even bigger next time. We did first aid training, Team building exercises (football), Hiking (to see jet boats), Photography and lighting training. There was lots of good food (thank you Mrs. Garbutt). At the next one we are looking at adding a few new things including fire building competition. Pictures on the Photos link.
Posted 24 Mar 2014
Squadron 45 Lake Perris Bivouac
Squadron 45 is hosting the Lake Perris Bivouac. This is an overnight trip, for the purpose of just hanging out and having fun. Dinner will be served on Friday night. Breakfast and Lunch will be served on Saturday. We will be learning about astronomy from a special guest while sitting under the stars on Friday night. On Saturday we will be going for a hike, viewing nature and ancient Native artifacts. Also a possible visit from the State Parks Ranger. This is a chance to reward our members for their hours of hard work, but space is limited, so don’t delay! It will be FIRST COME FIRST SERVE! To sign up, Send CAPF 31, And 160 to chrisgarbutt22@gmail.com or hand carry on Monday night. See Flyer for more details.
When: 21-22 Mar, Where: Lake Perris, Cost:$FREE for 1st 25, then $15. Uniform: BDU's
Posted 19 Feb 2014
US Marine Corps Silent drill team, Drum and Bugle Corp.
For everyone that made it to Colony High School in Ontario last Monday. What an awesome performance. Ask anyone that went how impressive they are. If you missed this performance, I highly recommend you make the next one whenever it is. Thank you Capt Saba for bringing this to our attention.
Posted 12 Mar 2014
AWESOME OPPORTUNITY. DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS.
This Monday, there is a meeting option. The US Marine Corps Silent drill team will be performing at Colony HS in Ontario at 1800. Be there no later that 1730. Google for directions. This is in lieu of Mondays regular meeting. Uniform is still BDU’s This will count a regular meeting. Bldg.. 441 will also be open for those that need review boards and or can’t make it to Ontario in time. I can carpool 5 cadets if you can be in Woodcrest by 1620. YOU MUST BE CURRENT IN SAFETY!!! Call me when you are at the High School so we can all meet in the same location for sign in. This event runs from 1800 to 1900. YOU MUST BE THERE BY 1730! Cost: FREE!! Call me for carpool or any other questions.
Maj. Benner (951) 634-5023
Posted 7 Mar 2014

Basic Cadet School (BCS) / Airman Training School (ATS)
• Proper wear of the CAP uniform
• Drill and Ceremonies
• Missions of CAP
• The Cadet Honor Code
• The History of CAP
• Customs and Courtesies
• The Activities of CAP Cadet Program
• Introduction to Attitude and Discipline
• The Cadet Physical Fitness Training Program
Click HERE for more information about this activities, including extra details and information about being staff.

When: 28 Feb - 2 Mar Where: Los Alamitos JFTC Cost:$35 Uniform: See Flyer
Posted 28 Dec 2013

Squadron 45 Members get tour of NAS North Island during ELT Mission

San Diego – A UDF team comprised of members from March Field Composite Squadron 45 located a distress radio beacon located in a MH-60S Seahawk belonging to the US Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 3 (HSC-3) at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego. After securing the beacon, members from HSC-3 volunteered to give the cadet members a personal tour of the MH-60S Seahawk aircraft. The cadets spent time climbing onto the aircraft and were given taught the mechanics required for rotary wing flight. C/CMSgt’s Joshua Garbutt stated the opportunity was “once in a lifetime.” “It was awesome to have a “hands on” tour like that!” said C/CMSgt Andrew Saba.

While it is not always the case, members participating in Emergency Services missions often have the opportunity to experience unique and very exciting experiences. Members have chased ELT’s into various military installations including Naval War Ships, Air Stations and Army Reserve Bases. In addition to interesting military facilities, members have chased ELT’s in huge shipping container facilities and aircraft repair facilities. Cadets have had the opportunity to stand in the bridge of large naval ships and cockpits of large aircraft under repair. “It can be a unique cadet experience since you never know what you may find.” stated Capt. Paul Saba.

Capt. Paul J. Saba March Field Composite Squadron 45 California Wing
Posted 27 Feb 2014

Cadets vs. Seniors Aerospace Knowledge Competition
Round 1 Complete

Cadets beat Seniors 17 to 11. Therefore only Cadets will be in the drawing for the $50 Squadron credit. C/SrA Brooke L Thomas had the most correct Answers with (11), C/Amn Eli R Patrick had (6). They were the only Cadets to post qualifying answers, but not the only ones to answer. Thomas and Patrick will get one entry per each correct question for Mondays drawing. In the future, remember the more correct questions gets you a better chance of winning the Squadron credit but it is still up to a little luck. You can win with just one answer. I had a few answers that were disqualified for not following the instructions in the rules. Please read the RULES before competing. SQ45 CAP Credit for winner = $50

Current RESULTS and past questions with answers.
Posted 2 Mar 2014

Cadets vs. Seniors Aerospace Knowledge Competition
This Question is no longer in the Competition do not answer.


Question 15.

What information does a Mach meter present?

A) The ratio of aircraft true airspeed to the speed of sound.
B) The ratio of aircraft indicated airspeed to the speed of sound.
C) The ratio of aircraft equivalent airspeed, corrected for installation error, to the speed of sound.

Click HERE to post your answer.
Go here for RULES, Here for Current RESULTS and past questions with answers.
Posted 27 Feb 2014

CAWG Cadet Programs Conference (CPC)
CAWG Cadet Programs Conference - Camp San Luis Obispo
Don't miss the most fun and exciting cadet activity in the wing! The General Assembly and Activity Fair productions will be bigger, better, and more extravagant than ever! Meet old friends and make new ones! Whether you joined CAP yesterday or you are a seasoned member, don't miss this! See video from the 2013 CPC.

Click HERE to view the email from the Cadet Commander of this activity, regarding staff positions for 2014 CPC. More information about this activity will be released soon!

When: 14-17 Feb Where: Camp San Luis Obispo Cost:$115 Uniform: BDU's and Blues
Posted 28 Dec 2013

Group III Banquet
Squadron 45 Cadets and Seniors. The Group 3 Banquet will be held at the Ayers Hotel in Ontario on Saturday February 1, 2014. This will also be an Awards Banquet and Change of Command Ceremony for outgoing Group 3 Commander Lt Col John Foote and incoming Group 3 Commander Major Chris Mattson. See flyer.
When: 1 Feb Where: Ayres Ontario Cost:$38 at the door Uniform: Blues / Mess Dress for males, Blues / Dress for females.
Posted 13 Jan 2014

CAWG Cadet Programs Conference (CPC)
You MUST mail your registration and payment by Thursday or you may be too late!
CAWG Cadet Programs Conference - Camp San Luis Obispo
Don't miss the most fun and exciting cadet activity in the wing! The General Assembly and Activity Fair productions will be bigger, better, and more extravagant than ever! Meet old friends and make new ones! Whether you joined CAP yesterday or you are a seasoned member, don't miss this! Check your email for details.

See video from the 2013 CPC.

When: 14-17 Feb Where: Camp San Luis Obispo Cost:$115 Uniform: BDU's and Blues
Posted 28 Dec 2013

STEM Academy Weekend
As you may be aware, one of the goals for California Wing is more STEM activities for cadets. On the heels of a successful robotics event, we've put together a full weekend of seminar sessions and hands on lab activities, creating a full weekend of STEM related workshops!
Registration: CAPF 31 and Event Sign up at: http://sq47.org/event-registration
Questions? Contact Lt. Chung, project officer, hannaleechung@yahoo.com. Everything can be done on-line, including initial and completed CAPF 31
submissions.
We have a limited number of seats so it is important that you sign up quickly to secure your spot. The flyer with all the details is HERE.

When: 31 Jan - 2 Feb Where: Camp Pendleton Cost:$35 Uniform: BDU's
Posted 27 Dec 2013

National Cadet Special Activities (NCSA) Info.
A reminder about National Cadet Special Activities applications are now open. Don't wait to the last minute to apply, slots are filling up fast. The application window closes on Jan 15th. Please email Capt Benner anytime you apply for a National Activity to help expedite your approval process. Log into your eServices account and go to the "Registration And Payment System" to start your application. Here is the website with all the activities to choose from. APPLY TODAY! http://www.ncsas.com/

When: Sign-ups 1 Dec - 15 Jan Where: http://www.ncsas.com/ Cost:$Varies Uniform: Varies
Posted 30 Dec 2013

First Senior Member Drill Clinic, March Air Reserve Base
On 4th of January, the first Saturday of the year, fifteen Senior Members took the initiative to learn Drill and Ceremonies at Squadron 45, March Air Reserve Base. The first Senior Member Drill Clinic was led by 1st Lt Courtney Franklin and 2nd Lt Sebastian Domingo, from Squadron 45. The clinic consisted of classes on the Drill and Ceremonies Manual (AFMAN 36-2203) and interactive drill labs. According to the CAP 78-2, Learn to Lead Drill & Ceremonies Test Manual, senior members are required to score every drill test as of July 2010. The Senior Member who traveled the farthest was from Squadron 126 in Redding California. The squadron with the most participates were from Squadron 47 in Oceanside California. Senior Members were filled with enthusiasm and dedication toward helping the cadet program at their local unit. 2nd Lt Domingo Sebastian stated, “These Senior Members were able to perform drill better than most of the cadets I have seen.” By the end of the activity Senior Members were able to perform all stationary movements up to flanks. Henry Ford once said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” These Senior Members are younger than many cadets because they choose to continue to challenge themselves when they could have enjoyed Saturday relaxing at home.
4 January 2014 By C/1st Lt Malena Frymire
Posted 6 Jan 2014

SENIOR MEMBER DRILL CLINIC

Squadron 45 is hosting a senior member drill clinic. Do your drill skills need polishing? Are you your squadrons testing officer? Do you feel uncomfortable when receiving awards? Have you ever learned the proper way to drill? Wait no longer! Sign up today for our senior member drill clinic. Learn all the basic drill moves and commands. This clinic will be taught by senior members who were once cadets and officer grade cadets. The goal is to teach senior members how to move groups of people in an efficient, safe and military way. You will also learn basic customs and courtesies and to command drill movements.
Although drill isn’t required for senior members we sometimes find ourselves in a situation where drill would be good to know…In order to properly lead cadets we must first set the example! Click HERE for flyer.

When: 4 Jan 1000 - 1600 Where: March ARB Cost:$20 Uniform: BDU's
Posted 26 Dec 2013

Cadets vs. Seniors Aerospace Knowledge Competition
Get ready to compete. I will be posting daily(ish) airman knowledge multiple choice questions. You will respond by email with your answer. I am working on how to award the winning group and or member. More details to follow in an email. The question will not always be in the same place on the web site, so you may need to look around. I am planning to make the reward quite significant.

Keep checking back. I plan to start this very soon.
Posted 17 Dec 2013

KC-135 SimKC-135 Simulator Time
For those active cadets who have promoted in the last 5 months and a few lucky (active) senior members, The KC-135 Full Motion Simulator may be made available to us on Thursday 19 December 2013 at 1000. This thing is amazing, it looks and feels like the real thing! There is room for just a few members to fly. Be the first ones to sign up and get approved by sending in your CAPF-31 in to me. khbenner@gmail.com No flight experience required! Your safety meetings must be current! Meet here (Map). You will get a confirmation if you made the list. I am looking for Cadets and Senior members to sign up for this. If you have already flown in it, let me know. I will put you on standby but I want to give new members priority. Remember only a few will get in. Sign up first to get on the list. Again you must have promoted in the last 5 months and have better that 50% attendance.
When: 19 Dec - Where: March ARB Cost:$0 Uniform: BDU's
Posted 7 Nov 2013

Couple, four children found safe after 2 nights missing in frigid Nevada mountains
Squadron 45. This is what our Emergency Services folks do. You can all be a part of this. Want to know how? Contact Capt Benner for more information. khbenner@gmail.com

The couple and four children who had been missing since Sunday night in the frigid mountains of northern Nevada were found safe Tuesday, local officials said. ~~ U.S. Civil Air Patrol and a search and rescue team started looking for the couple and children immediately after being reported missing, Pershing Sheriff Richard Machado said in a.... Click here for full article.

By Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News
Posted 10 December 2013

Squadron 45 Holiday Party and Gift Exchange
Please come to our annual Squadron Holiday party on 16 December. Bring a NEW wrapped gift valued $10.00 to $15.00 if you would like to participate in the gift exchange. This is not a white elephant so please no gag gifts, bring something you would like to get. There are sign ups for food for a Potluck.
Posted 2 Dec 2013

Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is coming up on 14 December and is planned to be bigger and better than ever. Please arrive at 0800 and plan to be there until about noon. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate. The Civil Air Patrol has chosen Wreaths Across America as its premier annual community service event because it reflects CAP's own feelings about America and its veterans as evidenced by its motto:
Remember.. the fallen. - Honor.. those who serve. - Teach.. .our children the value of freedom.

Since CAP first became involved in 2006, Wreaths Across America has blossomed from honoring a few thousand veterans' graves with wreaths to placing more than 160,000 wreaths last year.

Though remembering veterans will always be the main focus of this program, Wreaths Across America benefits the community and Civil Air Patrol, too. For those of you who wish more people knew about CAP, this is a great way to make that happen.

To sponsor a wreath click here.

For more information please go to this link - http://sq45.org/links/waa
Wreaths Across America video here >> VIDEO

Map to the Ceremony here >> MAP
Posted 27 August 2013

Great Job Squadron 45
In case you haven't heard, we won the CAWG Wreaths Across America Competition. We have over 1,600 wreaths arriving at Riverside National Cemetery for placement this Saturday. These wreaths are provided by several organizations, not just CAP. Not only did we sell more wreaths than any other squadron in California. Squadron 45 is providing more wreaths to RNC than every other RNC group and organization COMBINED!! You guys are amazing.
Don't stop now though, we need to continue wreath sales throughout the year. These count for next years ceremony and competition.
Posted 9 December 2013

Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is coming up on 14 December and is planned to be bigger and better than ever. Please arrive at 0800 and plan to be there until about noon. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate. The Civil Air Patrol has chosen Wreaths Across America as its premier annual community service event because it reflects CAP's own feelings about America and its veterans as evidenced by its motto:
Remember.. the fallen. - Honor.. those who serve. - Teach.. .our children the value of freedom.

Since CAP first became involved in 2006, Wreaths Across America has blossomed from honoring a few thousand veterans' graves with wreaths to placing more than 160,000 wreaths last year.

Though remembering veterans will always be the main focus of this program, Wreaths Across America benefits the community and Civil Air Patrol, too. For those of you who wish more people knew about CAP, this is a great way to make that happen.

To sponsor a wreath click here.

For more information please go to this link - http://sq45.org/links/waa
Wreaths Across America video here >> VIDEO

Map to the Ceremony here >> MAP
Posted 27 August 2013

Day Out With Thomas Fund raiser
Please sign up for as much time as you can for the Day Out With Thomas Fund raiser in November. The dates available are November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17. To get credit for attending you must be there from 0600 to 1700. Overnight camping will be available. Please do as many days as possible. Remember they will donate about $50.00 per person per day. For members, half of that goes into your squadron credit account for uniform items and events. Anyone may choose to opt out and let the entire amount be donated to the squadron, Just let me know. The Day Out With Thomas event will be held at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. In Perris CA. Please let me know as soon as possible when you can work. The sooner we get signed up the more people we can get in. They will run out of room, so sign up fast!
When: 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 Nov. Where: Orange Empire Railway Museum. Cost $None - Breakfast and Lunch included. Bring dinner for those camping overnight. Overnight stuff?
Posted 7 Nov 2013
O-RIDES CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF SIGN UPS
Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Sunday 10 November 1000 to 1430 at Riverside Airport. You must be under 18. You must be a current member to participate. E-Mail a Form-31 to Capt Stout stout.aaron.m@gmail.com. Please do not come without being notified that you have been accepted. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 31 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures).
When: Sunday 10 Nov Cost: None
Posted 6 Nov 2013
GROUP 8 MOUNTAIN SURVIVAL TRAINING BIVOUAC
Basic and Advanced Course
How to sign up: Reserve your spot NOW! (first come, first serve!) - Send your Form 31 (signed by parent or guardian) to Maj. Dennis Amman at airplane.kook@gmail.com
Sign up Deadline: Hard copy Form 31s, fully signed (Sqdn. Cmdr.) Form 31 and payment must be received by 5 Nov. 2013 Please indicate whether you are enrolling in the Basic Course or Advanced Course (see this link for course outlines and requirements)
Staffing: Send Cover Letter and Resume with your F31 to C/1st.Lt. Zoe Horton at zchorton@gmail.com Available Cadet Staff Positions : Cadet Deputy Commander, Cadet XO, First Sergeant, 4Team Leaders, 4 Assistant Team Leaders, 1 Logistics/Mess NCO, &1 PAO Staff Application Deadline: 22 Oct. 2013 QUESTIONS: Call Major Ross Veta at 858-945-1754, or email ross.vetalaw@gmail.com
When: 8-10 Nov - Where: Crestline Group Camp - Palomar- Cost:$35 for Friday Arrivals includes Dinner and Breakfast. Uniform: BDU's
Forms Needed: Form-31 and CAPF-161
Posted 22 Oct 2013
Cadet O-Rides Are on again!!
Coming Up Sunday 10 November
Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Sunday 10 November 1000 to 1430 at Riverside Airport. You must be under 18. You must be a current member to participate. E-Mail a Form-31 to Capt Stout stout.aaron.m@gmail.com. Please do not come without being notified that you have been accepted. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 31 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures).
When: Sunday 10 Nov Cost: None
Posted 3 Nov 2013
Hemet Ryan Air Show
Hemet Ryan Air Show Saturday 1 November 2011
Hemet Ryan Composite Squadron 59 Would like to invite you to participate in the Hemet Ryan Air Show. Come be a part of history!
Arrive: Friday night 01-NOV @ 1800 hrs $10 cost for Dinner and Breakfast included or
Arrive: Saturday morning 02-NOV by 0700 hrs (no cost) your lunch is provided
Leave: Saturday evening 02-NOV by 1800 hrs
To Apply: Email CAP Form 31 and CAP Form 160 to: kticas@squadron59.org Deadline for overnight stay is 29-OCT
When: Fri-Sat - 1-2 Nov - Where: Hemet Ryan Airport- Cost:$10 for Friday Arrivals includes Dinner and Breakfast. Uniform: BDU's More Details
Forms Needed: CAWGF-150 and CAPF-161
Posted 22 Oct 2013

Former Squadron 45 Cadet Accepted to Naval Flight School
Former C/2Lt Michael Benner found out today that he has been accepted to Navy Flight School. He is currently finishing his last year at UCLA as a Navy Midshipman in the NROTC. Next summer he will begin a two year intensive training program to become a Naval Aviator. He is the second former cadet to confirm military flight school in as many months. Lt Courtnay Franklin will begin his flight school in the spring of 2015. He commissioned as a 2Lt in the Marine Corps in September.
Congratulations to both of them.

This should be an example for all of you to not lose sight of your dreams. The best stuff takes commitment and a lot of hard work. Only motivated hard working, dedicated cadets will be able to achieve these goals. ALL of you are capable of this, but it doesn't come easy!
Posted 25 Oct 2013

BCS at March ARB
Squadron 45 Cadets, (Seniors keep reading) If you have not gone to a BCS (Basic Cadets School), Here is your chance to go to one right here at March ARB. If you have already been to a BCS then consider sharing your knowledge with the new folks by applying for a staff position.
Squadron 45 Seniors, we need your help too. See the flyer for available positions or contact Maj Woodford to see how you can help. See your email for more information.
When: Fri-Sun - 18-20 Oct - Where: March ARB- Cost:$40 includes food. Uniform: BDU's
Students, you MUST pay to start your registration. Students click HERE to pay.
Staff DO NOT use the link above. A staff payment link will be emailed to you if you are accepted.
Click HERE to see current Staff positions.
Posted 27 August 2013
Lake Arrowhead Bivouac
The Bivouac is on. We will be camping at Lake Arrowhead at Dogwood campground. There will be survival and first aid training as well as an introduction to Emergency Services training. There will be team building exercises and leadership opportunities. We will have lots of good food and plenty of fun. If you want to be a part of this, sign up fast, there are limited spaces. The cost is $31.00 on line (link below). Send your Form 150 to 1Lt Garbutt at CEGarbutt@yahoo.com Your spot is not saved until you pay. Sign up and pay now. This opportunity will go out to all of Group 3 on August 10th. Last day to sign up is Sept 18th or when full. Sign ups are closed. Click HERE for equipment list.
When: Fri-Sun - 27-29 Sept - Where: Dogwood Camp - Cost:$31 includes food. Uniform: BDU's
Forms Needed: CAWGF-150 and CAPF-161
Posted 24 July 2013
Red Bull Flugtag in Long Beach
Red Bull Flugtag (German: flight day, air show) is an event organized by Red Bull in which competitors attempt to fly home-made, human-powered flying machines. The flying machines are usually launched off a pier about 30 feet high into the sea. Most competitors enter for the entertainment value. If you want to go to this unusual Aero Space education event, Send me a Form 31 ASAP. There will be carpools available (Share gas cost). See this link for more info. Hangars open at 1000, attempted flights start at 1200.
When: Sat - 21 Sept - Where: Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach - Cost:$0 - Bring food money. Uniform: Squadron t-shirt and Jeans and Sun Screen
Posted 11 Sept 2013
Cadet O-Rides Are on again!!
Coming Up Sunday 1 September
Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Sunday 1 September 0900 to 1300 at Riverside Airport. You must be under 18. You must be a current member to participate. E-Mail a CAWGF-150 to Capt Stout stout.aaron.m@gmail.com. Please do not come without being notified that you have been accepted. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 150 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures). More details.
When: Sunday 1 Sept Cost: None
Posted 23 Aug 2013
Big Bear is having an Air Fair!
Squadron 6750 is the host squadron for the Big Bear Air Fair and we are looking for cadets and seniors to help staff our show. Project officer is 1Lt Tina Nazarian and Cadet Commander is C/2Lt Rhys Carpenter. All other staff positions are open and available. Please submit resumes and Form-150s to BBTnaz@hotmail.com by 1 August 2013 and bring a signed form when reporting in at 0700, 24 August. Uniform of the Day will be BDU's with sleeves up (Class B for recruiting staff). Please bring canteen/camelback and sunscreen. Overnight accommodations are available and both breakfast and lunch will be provided to all who attend. See Flyer
When: Saturday 24 August Where: Big Bear City Airport Cost:Free
Posted 18 July 2013
Cadet O-Rides Are on!!
Coming Up Saturday 17 August
Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Saturday 17 August 0900 to 1700 at Riverside Airport. You must be under 18. You must be a current member to participate. E-Mail a CAWGF-150 to Capt Stout stout.aaron.m@gmail.com. Please do not come without being notified that you have been accepted. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 150 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures). More details.
When: Saturday 17 August Cost: None
Posted 14 July 2013
Yanks Air Museum
The Yanks Air Museum at Chino Airport is in need of some help from both Cadets and Seniors!!! When: (NOT the Planes of Fame Museum) Why: Yanks Air Museum is hosting their month "Open Cockpit" tours to the public. Civil Air Patrol is being requested to help with various activities. Activities include giving various facts on various aircraft in the museum as well as getting down and dirty and hands on with actual airplanes in the restoration shop! How: Send a COMPLETED CAWG F150 to Capt. Aaron Stout at stout.aaron.m@gmail.com ASAP. Please bring a cold, sack lunch with you for this event. Attached is the public flyer for those wishing to attend as NON-CAP Thanks!
When: Saturday 17 August 0900-1500 - Where: Yanks Air Museum Chino Airport - Cost:$0 Bring food. Uniform: BDU's
Posted 10 August 2013

Angels Baseball Game
If you are interested in taking Metrolink to an Angels Baseball game on Friday 16 August, get your money in at the next meeting. We will meet at the La Sierra Metrolink station at 1630 and should return before 0030. There will also be fireworks. You must sign up and pay by 5 August. Bring additional food money, as food is not included. If you would like to pay on-line click below. There is an additional 90 cent fee to pay on-line Form 150 and Safety Required for members.

When: Friday 16 August Where: La Sierra Metrolink / Angels Stadium.
Cost:$20 plus food. Uniform: Civies (Squadron T-Shirt if you have it)
Posted 16 July 2013

KC-135 Tour
Last day to sign up is TODAY!
There is an opportunity to check out the KC-135 up close. This is not a flight, it is a static display. There is a VERY small window to get into this. It is the same day as the Cadet O-rides but just in the morning. Afternoon O-riders can do both. Morning O-Riders Don't double book yourselves you cannot do both.
If you want to go on this tour, it will be Saturday Aug. 17 at 0800 to about 1130.
YOU MUST SIGN UP BY THIS FRIDAY AUG 2ND IF YOU WANT TO GO!!. e-mail khbenner@gmail.com
Cadets over 18 and ALL adults must provide me your Date of Birth and Drivers License number by Aug. 2nd.
You must be a current member, and be current on Safety, and bring a Form 150.
When: Saturday 17 August at 0800 Where: March ARB Bldg. 441 Cost: None
Posted 2 Aug. 2013
Cadet O-Rides Are on!!
Coming Up Saturday 10 August

Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Saturday 10 August 0900 to 1700 at Riverside Airport. You must be under 18. You must be a current member to participate. E-Mail a CAWGF-150 to Capt Stout stout.aaron.m@gmail.com. Please do not come without being notified that you have been accepted. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 150 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures). More details.
When: Saturday 10 August Cost: None
Posted 14 July 2013
Monday Funday
Be sure to be on time this Monday. We are leaving promptly at 1830 for the security forces tour. If you are late and we are gone. We will return by 2000. There MUST be an adult present at building 441 if you plan to wait for our return.
When: Monday 29 Jul - Where: Bldg 441 - Cost:$0 . Uniform: BDU's
Posted 24 July 2013
Squadron 45 Family Appreciation Day
Come to the First Annual Squadron 45 Family Appreciation Day. 1030 - ???? Open to members and especially their families.
There will be Swimming, Badminton, Air Hockey, Music, Burgers, Dogs and more. Bring swim suits, towels, sun screen and an appetite.
Sign ups are Closed. This is FREE, but you MUST mail Capt Benner with the number in your group attending. If you are not on the list by July 12th You will not be allowed to attend. Members need a form 150 Non Members do not.
When: Saturday 20 July. Where: Capt Benners House Cost:Free
Posted 9 June 2013
Squadron 45Squadron 45 Awards Presentation and Dinner
Please plan on being at our annual Squadron 45 Awards night. We will be recognizing many of our members for their hard work. Potluck (Mexican Theme). Squadron members are to wear Blues Uniform. • Cadets without blues should wear black slacks and white shirts.
When: Monday 3 June. Where: March ARB. Cost $Free
Posted 25 May 2013
163rd Family Day - Mandatory Attendance for All
On Saturday 1 June at 0800 all squadron 45 members are required to attend the 163rd Family day. We will be supporting the families of the 163rd with a park picnic type event. We will be helping with food, and fun. Meet at March ARB in the parking lot behind the park shown at this link. Click Here My truck will be parked out front with all my amber lights flashing. Wear BDU's, if you don't have BDU's wear a squadron T-shirt and blue jeans. Please bring your Form 150. Click here for a map and directions.
When: Saturday 2 June. Where: March ARB Cost $Free
Posted 23 April 2013
AFRCC search mission 13M0232
AFRCC search mission 13M0232 was opened 26 May and closed 27 May 2013 for a 121.5 MHz DRB reported by aircraft over the LA / IE areas.
The signal was DFed by an Aircrew to San Pedro. An EPRIB was located to a boat in Holiday Harbor Cabrillo Marina by a UDF team and silenced.
Non-distress Find authorized for Aircrew Chris George, Mark Wheeler and Jagger Osseck and UDF team members Ken Benner, David Whittlesey, Paul Saba, Andrew Saba and Murray Craig.
Posted 28 May 2013
“FIND” RIBBONS AWARDED!
As you know, several Squadron 45 members participated this past weekend in the CAWG USAF Operations Evaluation. SM Jeff Smith, C/SMSgt Austin St.George, C/SSgt Lucas Loe and C/SrA Brenden Smith. As the Ground Team was waiting tasking information for the exercise an aircrew detected a real ELT signal coming from the San Diego area. The exercise now became real. The UDF Team was dispatched to the San Diego area, where the signal was DF’d to Montgomery Field Airport. Signal was located and secured by the CAP UDF Team. Congratulations to C/SMSgt Austin St.George and C/SSgt Lucas Loe for their first finds. I also would like to say, I was proud of the Cadets during the whole evaluation process, as they demonstrated a high level of knowledge and professionalism to both the Air Force Evaluation Team and the ICC Staff. Thanks for making Squadron 45 proud!
-SM Jeff Smith
Posted 20 May 2013
CAP Operational Readiness Evaluation
Every two years, the Air Force evaluates the wing's operational readiness and capabilities in an exercise that attempts to replicate real-world scenarios and exercise all operational capabilities of CAP. This years evaluation began a week ago and concluded today. During the evaluation, the operations team responded to simulated homeland security, disaster relief and search & rescue scenarios and the wing responded exceptionally well. Of the 13 evaluated areas, the wing scored no less than a Highly Successful grade in all areas and the overall grade for the wing is OUTSTANDING, which is the highest grade possible. Squadron 45 members were part of this success. Great job!
Posted 18 May 2013
Our Color Guard Did a Great Job
The ceremony last Wednesday 15 May was a huge success. Lt. Domingo and I went back inside after all of you left and got nothing but thanks and complements on your performance. All of you performed exceptionally well; you came together as a team and did what you needed to do. Since the ceremony was such a success we will not have practice next week. Show up to the meeting at the regular time. Again, great job. Keep up the good work!
Posted 18 May 2013
Commanders BBQ at the Fire House Canceled
Come out on Memorial day for a free BBQ at the March Fire house. We will plan to get the fun started between 1030 and 1100. We will have burgers, dogs, chips and drinks. Parents and siblings are invited but you MUST R.S.V.P. I need a list of everyone coming so we can be sure to have enough food. Please let me know how many people in your group. We will meet some of the March Fire Fighters and tour of the fire house. They may do some cool demonstrations for us too. There will be plenty of games and food. I need that list of names by May 24th if you want to attend. Please sign up right away. Click here for a map.
YOU MUST BE SAFETY CURRENT AND MEMBERS MUST BRING A FORM 150.
When: May 27 1100 to 1400. Where: March FD. Cost: $0 Uniform: Civies
Posted 15 May 2013
Drill and Ceremonies School
DCS - Learn all drill commands, drill terms, PT, Manual of the Guidon, and more! Become the best driller in your flight/squadron! Prepare for Encampment & other activities!
Advanced DCS - Focus on giving commands, properly drilling a flight, teaching drill, and so much more. Intro to Color Guard & Innovative Drill. Lead PT. Call your own jodies. Run a drill comp. Prepare for Encampment Staff! Click here for details and requirements.
When: May 17-19. Where: March ARB. Cost $50 now, $55 after April 1. Staff $40
Posted 3 March 2013

RC AIRPLANE FLYING DAY
Civil Air Patrol’s MARC Program (Model Aircraft and Remote Control Flying Program)

Any Cadet of March Field Composite Squadron 45 can apply. (This may open to Group 3 if spots don't get filled.) Come out to Corona RC Airpark where the members of the Corona RC club will show you around the place, show you their airplanes and will even let you fly a few on a buddy box. This is a part of the relationship between the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) and CAP. It’ll be a fun filled day with more to come in the months after. Send a completed CAWG F150 to Capt. Harrison (haririj@aol.com) to reserve your spot! Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis of COMPLETED F150s. Only 10 spots available!
When: May 11 0900 to 1300. Where: Corona RC Airpark. Cost $0 Bring Snacks, Water and Sun Screen.
Posted 8 May 2013

2013 California Wing Cadet Encampment Scholarships
Monday 6 May will be the last day to request an encampment Scholarship
Squadron 45 is proud to announce the available of three 50% financial needs-based scholarships
for the 2013 California Wing Cadet Encampment tentatively scheduled for 21 June 2013 through
28 June 2013. For more information click here.
Posted 1 May 2013
Chino "Planes of Fame" Air show
The Chino "Planes of Fame" Air show is once again happening at the Chino Airport. Civil Air Patrol has been asked to help with various duties during the air show in order to meet their requests WE NEED HELP!!!
- Cadets (Staff has been selected but we need folks for the flights!!!!)
- Seniors (Tactical Officers, Communication Officer, & Support)
- Cadet Sponsors (Support Staff)
Cadets will also participate in a Saturday Night Activities fair with many different FUN activities!

Please e-mail an electronic CAWGF150 to Capt. Charlene Gunter @ kaceshadow@yahoo.com and bring a SIGNED paper copy with you to the air show

Equipment List will be e-mailed when we receive your CAWGF150.

See you there!!!!

When: 3-5 May (Fri-Sun). Where: Chino Airport Cost: $Free Uniform: BDU's
Posted 23 April 2013
Emergency Services Find Ribbon
CAP Find RibbonCongratulations to C/SrA Brenden Smith and SM Jeff Smith for earning their Search and Rescue "Find" ribbon on their very first Ground Team mission last night (this morning). We were dispatched at 2030 on 20 April with an additional ground team for a possible Aircraft down in the Whipple Mountains wilderness area in Needles CA. Our team was sent to Blythe, CA. After further investigation and no signal heard by the CAP AC working with us, we were turned around from Blythe to go home. The CAP AC then herd a signal over Thermal Airport and landed to check it out. Both ground teams arrived shortly after and found an ELT tripped in a Canadian Corporate jet at the airport. Ground team members from Sq-45 included, C/SrA Smith, SM Smith, Capt Stout and Capt Benner. For more information on how you can get involved in this stuff, visit our E.S. page and talk to any of the members involved.
Posted 21 April 2013

CAP General Emergency Services Program
Anyone want to save lives?? Be part of an Air Crew?? Do you like to be out doors?? Find out what you are really capable of.. Team work... Commitment..

If any of that sounds interesting, you should get started in the CAP ES program (Search and Rescue). There is no age limitation, You can get started at 12yo (18yo for Air Crews). Not everyone can do everything, but everyone can do something. Here are some of the jobs..
>> Mission Base Staff (Great for members that don't have the energy to be out in the field)
>> Ground Search Teams (If you have the strength and energy to hike steep terrain in bad weather carrying a large backpack, you can do this from 12yo and up)
>> Urban Direction Finding - UDF (This job gets you out into the field without the strength and hiking requirements of Ground teams. This is also the most common mission we are dispatched to. This job is good for young and old. It can involve walking moderate distances but no hiking)
>> Air Crews (You do not need to be a pilot to get involved here, but you do need to be at least 18yo. Almost every mission we do includes launching a CAP aircraft, No experience needed, just free training)

Are you ready to get started?? You CAN do this! Talk to Sgt. St. George or Capt Benner. Check out this GES Overview Power Point.
Posted 7 October 2012

PANCAKE BREAKFAST A HUGE SUCCESS!
Squadrons 45 and 20 joined together to feed a hungry crowd at the Veteran’s Parade on April 20th. Senior members and Cadets worked side by side flipping pancakes, scrambling eggs, and serving those who attended the parade Saturday morning at Riverside Community College. The Pancake Breakfast served as a fund raiser for the squadrons and allow cadets to earn credits that can be applied to future CAP events. The morning concluded with several cadets representing CAP in the parade. Thank you for all your hard work and to all those who participated. Special thanks again to the Goude's from CAWG for all their help.
Posted 23 April 2013
Riverside's Salute To Veterans Parade Fund Raiser
We have a fantastic fund raising opportunity and a great parade. On Saturday 20 April we will be serving breakfast to parade participants and any hungry visitors. We need a lot of help to make this happen, and look forward to your participation. We will start at 0530 and we should start cleaning things up around 0930, the parade ends late morning. Remember all participants get credit towards uniform items and events like Encampment, BCS, etc... We will meet at the Riverside Community College campus lot "G" (More) (Map) (Google Map for Directions)
When: Saturday 20 April. Cost: You get Credit
Posted 10 March 2013
GROUP 3 GROUND TEAM and UDF TRAINING
I will be conducting GTM3 and UDF familiarization and preparation training at March ARB in bldg 441. If you want to get started in Emergency Services this is the first big step after getting your GES Card. This will be a small class with no more that 10 Students. Sign up fast if you want to be a part of it. You must already have your GES card and be current in safety to sign up. See your email for more information. No experience needed. I can help you get anything you need to attend. DON'T BE INTIMIDATED ask me, you can do this. Yes I can help you get your GES 101 Card. See your email for more details.
When: Saturday 13 April. Where: March ARB Bldg 441. Cost $Free. Bring Lunch Money.
Posted 10 March 2013
Cadet O-Rides Are on!!
Coming Up Sunday 7 April
O-Rides Are Full
Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Sunday 7 April 0800 to 1700 at Fallbrook and Riverside Airport. Please talk to me for an explanation of this. You must be under 18. You must be an active current member to participate. E-Mail a CAWGF-150 to Capt Benner khbenner@gmail.com. Please do not come without being notified that you have been accepted. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 150 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures). See your email for more information.
When: Sunday 7 April. Cost: None
Posted 1 April 2013
Riverside Air Show
It’s time again for the Riverside Air show! Come be a part of an air show that last year brought in 80,000 people from all over California in a single day!
Featuring: Antique & Classic Airplane Show - Military Aircraft - War-birds Replicas - Car Show - Military Vehicles - Aerobatics - RC Model Flights
Eat your breakfast before you arrive or go to the Pancake Breakfast early to start your day right!
When: 6 Apr 0600-1700. Where: Riverside Airport. Cost $0
Posted 21 February 2013
Moreno Valley Community Park Recruiting
This Saturday March 30th is a great opportunity for us to do some recruiting for our CAP unit. I still need a cadet or two to help out. If you are available please let me know ASAP. Send your form-150 to Capt Benner at khbenner@gmail.com. Uniforms vary, I will assign you a uniform type when you sign up. Bring lunch money.
When: 30 Mar 0930-1400. Where: Moreno Valley - Map. Cost $0
Posted 27 March 2013
Cadet O-Rides Are On at Riverside Airport
Applications due by midnight 14 Mar.
Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Sunday 17 March 0800 to 1700 at the Riverside Airport. You must be under 18. You must be an active current member to participate. E-Mail a CAWGF-150 to Capt Benner khbenner@gmail.com. Please do not come without being notified that you have been accepted. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 150 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures). See your email for more information.
When: Sunday 17 March. - Where: Riverside Airport - Cost: None
Posted 11 March 2012
El Centro Air Show - Not a CAP Event
We are planning a non working trip to the El Centro Naval Air Show on March 16th 0800 to 1600ish. Carpools leaving at 0500. There will be no work for us to do, we are going strictly as spectators. Wear a squadron shirt and jeans. As the winter home of the Blue Angels, the Navy El Centro air show is the first show of their season. The Air Show features the Blue Angels. NAF El Centro is the winter training home for the Blue Angels and their performance at El Centro occurs at the end of their training and marks the beginning of their show season. In addition to the Blue Angels, there will be several other military flight demonstrations and civilian performances. There will also be a wide variety of field exhibits and hands-on displays will be available for the education and entertainment of air show attendees. Included among these are vintage as well as state-of-the air military static aircraft, historical displays and exhibits presented by military and aviation enthusiasts. I still need form 150s because we are wearing Squadron t-shirts.
When: Saturday 16 March. Where: El Centro Naval Station. Cost $Free. Bring food and souvenir money.
Posted 28 February 2013
Cadet O-Rides Are on!!
Coming Up Sunday 17 March

Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Sunday 17 March 0800 to 1700 at the Hemet Airport. You must be under 18. You must be an active current member to participate. E-Mail a CAWGF-150 to Capt Benner khbenner@gmail.com. Please do not come without being notified that you have been accepted. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 150 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures). See your email for more information.
When: Sunday 17 March. Cost: None
Posted 10 March 2012
GROUP 3 GROUND TEAM and UDF TRAINING
I will be conducting GTM3 and UDF familiarization and preparation training at March ARB in bldg 441. If you want to get started in Emergency Services this is the first big step after getting your GES Card. This will be a small class with no more that 10 Students. Sign up fast if you want to be a part of it. You must already have your GES card and be current in safety to sign up. See your email for more information. No experience needed. I can help you get anything you need to attend. DON'T BE INTIMIDATED ask me, you can do this. Yes I can help you get your GES 101 Card. See your email for more details.
When: Saturday 2 March. Where: March ARB Bldg 441. Cost $Free.
Posted 24 February 2013

There will be flying This Weekend Now Saturday
If you want a seat you must let me know tonight!
I tried to book the Hemet plane for O-Rides this weekend but it is in the shop for engine work. This does not prevent us from flying however, it just prevents us from flying for free. For these flights. You do not need to be a CAP member to fly. This means that even if you are just a visitor you can sign up to fly. Non member brothers and sisters can fly too. We will fly out of March. I will put 3 in the plane at a time and everyone will get at least 45 minutes up front at the controls. I am giving priority to Cadets and non member siblings, senior members and parents may sign up to fill in the gaps if I have them. The plane is around $105 per hour. The cost per seat will be $75.00. Bring money for lunch.

YOU MUST EMAIL ME AND GET CONFIRMATION OF A SLOT. I will give you further instructions then. I need the weight of any flyers. Parents must bring you and sign releases unless you are 18+ THIS IS NOT A CIVIL AIR PATROL FLIGHT OR EVENT.
When: 23 Feb 0800. Where: March Aero Club. Cost $75.00
Posted 21 February 2013

CAWG Cadet Programs Conference
CAWG Cadet Programs Conference - Camp San Luis Obispo
Don't miss the most fun and exciting cadet activity in the wing! The General Assembly and Activity Fair productions will be bigger, better, and more extravagant than ever! Meet old friends and make new ones! Whether you joined CAP yesterday or you are a seasoned member, don't miss this! Apply TODAY! See video from last year.

Click Here for more information.
When: 15-18 Feb. Where: Camp San Luis Obispo. Cost $115.00
Posted 8 January 2013

Coast Guard Tour
Anyone interested in a really cool tour of Coast Guard facilities in San Diego, including their airships and cutters??? We will be going to Coast Guard Activities San Diego (Marine Safety/Inspection), Coast Guard Station San Diego (Small Boat Station - Maritime Law Enforcement/Counter Drug, SAR and Medical Evacs) and Coast Guard Air Station San Diego. We will have a short video presentation, followed by tours of the aircraft, motor lifeboats and Cutter (if in port and not on SAR Case). The date will be February 9th, 2013. Email Capt Benner if you would like to attend. Carpool available. Uniform Blues.
Posted 11 December 2012
O-RideGlider O-Rides for Cadets Are on!!
Coming Up in February
Cadet Glider O-Rides are Sunday February 3rd at Group 7 HQ 1000. Los Alamitos JFTC. This is open to 10 cadets. If there is time at the end of the day, the first cadets to sign up may get a second ride. Send your form 150 to Capt Stout stout.aaron.m@gmail.com If you don't know how to do this, please ask your flight staff.
I also need Senior Members for supervision and AE. Dates may be adjusted for weather.
Flights will be on a first come first serve basis. You must be under 18. If you are not current on safety do not apply. Please do not come without being notified that you have been accepted.
Uniform will be Squadron T-shirt, jeans and tennis shoes. Boots ARE NOT permitted in the gliders!. BDU's ARE NOT authorized for the gliders!. Bring a signed copy of your Form 150 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures). See email for more information.
When: 3 Feb. Where: Los Alamitos JFTC. Cost $None -Bring your own lunch.
Posted 8 January 2013

CAWG Cadet Competition Congratulations to Group 7
Group 7 Won the CAWG Cadet competition this weekend, Great job!

Every competing Squadron took first place in at least one category, but Group 7 took the big prize. Our own Group 3 Squadron 59 was doing a great job at the competition and had a real chance of winning the event until three of their members started showing signs of the flu. It was a very tough decision for them, but they decided it was in the best interest of all of the competitors if they were to withdraw from the competition and get their members home safe to recover. I hope they get a chance to try again if we don't beat them next year! There will be a video posted of the event in a few weeks.
Posted 20 January 2013
March Field Air Museum Assistance request for 25 Jan
Squadron 45, The March Field Air Museum has requested assistance with a another event on Friday 25 Jan. We got a little more notice this time thankfully. We should be able to handle this at a squadron level this time side we have a little more notice. Please let me know right away if you can help. Let me know if you will need to arrive late or leave early. we can still use you even if you cannot do the entire shift.
They are looking for 6 members 16yo and above to help with parking and general assistance for a Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce Dinner. The hours are 1500 to 2300. Dinner will be provided. Uniform BDU's.
As always, water will be available from the museum, and visiting the exhibits is one of the best perks on your breaks. Thanks again for everyone's help in this. The museum appreciates your service more than you know. I will be the Project officer, but I still need a safety officer. Please send CAWG Form-150's or Form-17s to me ASAP if you can help out.
When: 25 Jan. Where: March Museum. Cost $None.
Posted 20 January 2013
Cable Air Show
Featuring the aerobatics of Frank Donnelly, Rob Harrison, Sam Mason, Jacquie Warda and Clay Lacy . Also featuring Radio Control aircraft demonstrations, a classic car show, and displays of war birds, vintage, antique, and home built aircraft.
Lots of help needed. Check in Friday night the 11th at 1830 or Saturday Morning the 12th. This is a great air show with a lot to see and do. If you are available this weekend please sign up to help out. Cadets and seniors needed.
CALL FOR CADET STAFF Email a resume and cover letter to Capt Williams williast@sce.com ASAP Bring a signed copy of your CAWGF150 to the activity. Everything should be wrapped up by around 1800 Sunday.
When: 11-13 Jan. Where: Cable Airport (Upland). Cost $None - All meals except Friday dinner provided.
Posted 11 December 2012
Wreaths Extra Help Needed
The missing Wreaths will be delivered to the Riverside National Cemetery today around 1130. If you are able to help place wreaths this afternoon. Please be at the cemetery at 1230 today Dec 24. We will be meeting at area "G". BDU's or any uniform will be acceptable. Family and Friends are welcome to come and help.
Posted 24 December 2012
Squadron 45 Holiday Party and Gift Exchange
Please come to our annual Squadron Holiday party on 17 December. Bring a NEW wrapped gift valued at about $10.00 if you would like to participate in the gift exchange. This is not a white elephant so please no gag gifts, bring something you would like to get. Squadron will provide pizza, and drinks.
Posted 19 November 2012
Peanut Butter and Jelly (See the Flag Mama Video)
Thousands of our Troops pass through March ARB every month heading overseas and returning home. They are offered a quick meal while they wait for their next ride. A variety of foods are set out for them and the first to go is always the PB&J. Please help Flag Mama stock up. Bring in jar of peanut butter and jelly to the next meeting. (Flyer) Who is Flag Mama?
Posted 9 March 2010
You may begin applying For National Cadet Special Activities Today, 1 December
National Cadet Special Activities are Cadet Programs conducted by Civil Air Patrol. NCSA's are designed to give cadets direct hands on experience with various aspects of the Civil Air Patrol program and provide meaningful insight into several aviation-related careers. There are approximately 30 different special activities that a cadet may attend. Each activity is approximately a week long, and all but two are offered during the Summer. The variety of NCSA's offered by CAP gives cadets a diverse experience. Activities focus on career exploration, leadership development, search and rescue skills, aeronautical training, Air Force familiarization, government, and a variety of other topics. Click here to see what is available. FAQ's
Posted 01 December 2012

Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is coming up on 15 December and is planned to be bigger and better than ever. Please arrive at 0800 and plan to be there until about noon. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate. The Civil Air Patrol has chosen Wreaths Across America as its premier annual community service event because it reflects CAP's own feelings about America and its veterans as evidenced by its motto:
Remember.. the fallen. - Honor.. those who serve. - Teach.. .our children the value of freedom.

Since CAP first became involved in 2006, Wreaths Across America has blossomed from honoring a few thousand veterans' graves with wreaths to placing more than 160,000 wreaths last year.

Though remembering veterans will always be the main focus of this program, Wreaths Across America benefits the community and Civil Air Patrol, too. For those of you who wish more people knew about CAP, this is a great way to make that happen.

Here is the official Squadron 45 Wreaths Flyer - Flyer

To sponsor a wreath click here.
Choose Location: California > Riverside National Cemetery CARNCR
Choose Group: CACAP045

For more information, click here.
To Sponsor by mail, click here.
Posted 1 October 2012

Squadron 45 Color Guard Did Awesome
The Group 3 Color Guard competition is over. Our color guard did an amazing job. Here are some stats.. Our color guard has only existed for a few months. The competition at Group 3 has not only competed before, but the went to Wing level last year. The other color guard went to the drill and color guard academy. We have not yet been.... How did we do?

The final score was based on the following. Uniform inspection and Standard drill won by Squadron 45. Practical indoor and outdoor drill won by Squadron 59

I would like to congratulate Squadron 59 for winning the competition with 927 points. Squadron 45 came in with 907 Points. An experienced team beat us by only 20 points. THAT IS INCREDIBLE. Great job squadron 45 color guard, you did an amazing job in a VERY short amount of time. I hope you are as proud of yourselves as I am of you!
Updated 08 December 2012

Group 3 Color Guard Competition
The Group 3 Color Guard competition will be Saturday December 8th. The March ARB Color Guard is expected to be judging the event. We have had some very productive practices recently and I look forward to seeing our Color Guard do very well at this event. I invite all of squadron 45 out to support our hard working Color Guard. The event will last into the afternoon.
When: 8 Dec. 0800 Where: Santiago High School (Corona). Cost $None - Lunch provided.
Updated 01 December 2012
March Field Air Museum Assistance
The March Field Air Museum has requested our help this Saturday. I know this is VERY short notice but due to some last second changes with an event they are holding, they are desperate for more help. They are hosting a Christmas party for 1,800 people Saturday and are requesting 20 members to assist with Security, Parking and general guidance for the guests. The uniform will be BDU's and lunch will be provided. Hours will be from 0800 to 1800 They have specifically requested a minimum age of 16 to help, so please do not reply if you are younger than that. Please get back to me ASAP if you are able to help out.
Posted 29 November 2012

CyberPatriot
CyberPatriot is the premiere national high school cyber defense competition created by the Air Force Association to inspire high school students toward careers in cyber security or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future. CyberPatriot is exciting, educating and motivating the talent who will become the next generation of cyber leaders.

As part of the Squadron 45 Team, you'll learn valuable skills, get hands-on learning about technology and cyber defense, and use the teamwork and leadership that you've learned in the Civil Air Patrol. But most importantly, it’s fun! To be part of the Squadron 45 Team, visit https://www.ottenhoff.net/cap/cyberpatriot
Posted 9 October 2012

New Roster Posted
See the new Roster link. It now shows the complete Cadet chain of command, and Individual PA's. Thank you to C/SSgt Gobel for letting me know it was out of date. If you notice anything out of date or not working on our site, please let me know.
Posted 15 November 2012
Day Out With Thomas Fund raiser
Two spaces are available for Saturday if you can help.
The dates available are November 10, 11, 12, 17 and 18. To get credit for attending you must be there from 0630 to 1730. Overnight camping will be available. Remember they will donate $50.00 per person per day. For members, half of that goes into your squadron credit account for uniform items and events. Anyone may choose to opt out and let the entire amount be donated to the squadron, Just let me know. The Day Out With Thomas event will be held at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. In Perris CA. See attached for the current schedule.
When: 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 Oct. Where: Orange Empire Railway Museum. Cost $None - Breakfast and Lunch included. Small fee for diner for those camping overnight. Overnight stuff?
Updated 31 October 2012
Veterans Day Help at Applebee's
The Mira Loma Applebee's has requested our assistance for their annual Veterans Day event. They are asking for us to be there from 1030 to 1830 this Sunday 11 Nov for Veterans day. If you cannot be there all day but can spend some time that would be great too. I need Senior member help and supervision and Cadet help. Uniform will be Blues. Please come out and express your thanks to those who have served this country, and sit down and listen to a story or two, or three…. For more details check your email. If you are not getting these emails let me know.
If you are not already participating in the SAREX or the Day Out With Thomas on Sunday Nov 11, Please consider helping with this event and email me right away. khbenner@gmail.com
When: 11 Nov. Where: Mira Loma Applebee's. Cost $You get Free food and Drinks
Posted 8 Nov 2012

Group 1 SAREX
The Group 1 SAREX in November is very full. There are almost 100 participants including a Ground Team Trainee class of more than 30. The event will be held in the San Bernardino National Forest. We are looking to train all levels of ground team members and Base staff. Be sure to bring your 101 card and any SQTR's you are looking to get signed off. Remember you are expected to be completely responsible for yourself including having the gear or equipment for a successful outcome. If you are interested but aren't sure what this is all about, please contact me right away.

When: 9-11 Nov. Where: San Bernardino National Forest. Cost $35
Updated 31 Oct 2012

Cocharan Air ShowAnnouncing The 2012 Jacqueline Cochran Air Show!
All hands are needed at this year’s Jacqueline Cochran Air Show in Thermal, Calif. on Saturday, 3 November, 2012. Civil Air Patrol personnel are needed to conduct flight line operations, crowd control, recruiting, color guard, and other operations. Hosted by Palm Springs Composite Squadron 11. Friday overnight billeting available! Check-in begins 1700 hrs. Friday, 2 November, 2012. Duty day, Sat: 0700-1900 hrs. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner provided at no cost. Send Form 150s and any questions to Sq11Airshow@gmail.com. See your email for more info. Click here for a map and directions.
When: 2-3 Nov. Where: Jacqueline Cochran Airport. Cost $Free
Posted 30 September 2012

Group 1 SAREX
There will be a Group 1 SAREX in November in the San Bernardino National Forest. We are looking to train all levels of ground team members and Base staff. You will need your 101 card (General Emergency Services Card) to participate. This is very easy to do if you have made your first promotion as a Cadet, or have completed your level one as a Senior member. The only other thing you need to do is to study for and take your 116 test. This test is very easy and will take very little time to complete. If you are interested, please contact me right away.

When: 9-11 Nov. Where: San Bernardino National Forest. Cost $35
Posted 16 Sep 2012

Day Out With Thomas Fund raiser
This fund raiser has not yet been approved but we are accepting sign ups now so that we can turn our list in as soon as the event is approved. Please sign up for as much time as you can for the Day Out With Thomas Fund raiser in November. The dates available are November 10, 11, 12, 17 and 18. To get credit for attending you must be there from 0630 to 1730. Overnight camping will be available. Please do as many days as possible. Remember they will donate $50.00 per person per day. For members, half of that goes into your squadron credit account for uniform items and events. Anyone may choose to opt out and let the entire amount be donated to the squadron, Just let me know. The Day Out With Thomas event will be held at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. In Perris CA. See attached for the current schedule. Please let me know as soon as possible when you can work. The sooner we get signed up the more people we can get in. They will run out of room, so sign up fast! P.S. I was mis-informed. Parents are not needed and cannot sign up at this time.
When: 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 Oct. Where: Orange Empire Railway Museum. Cost $None - Breakfast and Lunch included. Small fee for diner for those camping overnight. Overnight stuff?
Posted 3 October 2012

Night SAREX in Palm Springs
Group 3 will be hosting a Night SAREX (Search and Rescue Exercise) for Groups 1, 3 and 7 at Jackie Cochran Airport on 27/28 October 2012. This will be an overnight activity beginning Saturday and ending Sunday morning. If you are interested in getting involved in Emergency services, or want to further your training in base staff, Ground team or UDF, please let me know and we will get you involved.

When: 27 Oct. Where: Palm Springs. Cost $30.00
Posted 16 Sep 2012

KC-135 SimKC-135 Simulator
For those active cadets who have promoted in the last 5 months and a few lucky (active) senior members, The KC-135 Full Motion Simulator has been made available to us on Friday 26 October 2012 at 1330. This thing is amazing, it looks and feels like the real thing! There is room for 6 to 10 members to fly. Be the first ones to sign up and get approved by sending in your CAWGF-150 in to me. No flight experience required! Your safety meetings must be current! Meet here (Map). You will get a confirmation if you made the list. I am looking for 7 Cadets and 3 Senior members to sign up for this. If you have already flown in it, let me know. I will put you on standby but I want to give new members priority. Remember 6 will get in, with 4 more on reserve in case there is time. Sign up first to get on the list of 6. Again you must have promoted in the last 5 months and have better that 50% attendance. Questions?? Ask 2Lt Domingo SebMLS@aol.com (951)780-4617
Posted 17 Oct 2012
Our BCS Cadets all Survived
Five more of our cadets have now completed BCS. Congratulations.. ATS is next for you. This BCS / ATS went off without a hitch. The weather was great and everyone learned a lot. A special Congratulations goes out to C/TSgt Austin St. George, he was voted Honor Staff member of the event for his fantastic work as the Delta Flight Sergeant! The other participants of this BCS Included: C/Amn Odysseus Chavez, C/AB Daniel Delgado, C/Amn Christian Johnson, C/Amn Courtland Johnson, and C/Amn Ethan Manley. Great job, this is the first step in your ILP education experience! Not to be forgotten... Thank you to Capt Ken Benner and SM Robert Ottenhoff. Your participation in these type of events is what makes them possible.
Posted 15 Oct 2012

Great Job 163rd Award Detail
All your extra work and time is very much appreciated. You did a great job, and the Air Force thanks you.

Posted 15 Oct 2012

Basic Cadet School/ Airman Training School
Cadets: If you have never been to a BCS (Basic Cadet School) now is the time. You will learn a lot, meet new friends and have a lot of fun. This is a fantastic first event and a great stepping stone to really get you going in the program. If you have already been to one, please consider applying for a staff position. Ask your element leader for help if you are not sure how to do this.

Seniors: Participating in events and schools like this is a great way for seniors to get more involved, learn a lot more about some of our best programs, and just like the cadets, meet new friends from all over the state. I highly recommend you apply to help out. I do these things all the time and it is a lot of fun. In fact it is one of my favorite parts of CAP. Don't worry about not being qualified for anything or not knowing what to do. Everyone at all these events are always very helpful and will quickly get you going in the right direction without any previous experience required.

Hope to see a lot of you there. Send me a form 150 to sign, or bring it into squadron for any of the command staff to sign for you. Flyer - Video

When: 12-14 Oct. Where: Camp Pendleton. Cost $40
Posted 9 Aug 2012

Canceled
US Navy EOD and Aviation Career History and Exploration Day

Canceled
This event has been canceled do to lack of sign ups.
A Global Force For Good - US Navy EOD and Aviation Career History and Exploration Day
Sunday 7 October will be our tour of the Aircraft Carrier USS Midway in San Diego. The USS Midway has 25 aircraft on deck for display as well as 60 exhibits from dining facilities to bridge over looking the flight deck. At the conclusion of our tour, we'll then head off and dive into an explosive adventure with the US Navy EOD. Here, they will give full demo's of their equipment, vehicles and training including a dive tank as well as interactive demo's including robot driving. For more info, please see the flyer or ask 1Lt. Stout at stout.aaron.m@gmail.com
When: Sunday 7 Oct. Where: San Diego. Cost $8-18 plus lunch - see flyer
Posted 30 September 2012

California Wing Conference
Monday is the deadline to register for California Wing's Annual Conference and Banquet. Please view attached flyer for specific conference and banquet information.

You will not find a closer location that this one. I highly recommend you sign up right away if you have not already done so. This event is generally geared towards seniors but there is always a need for some cadet help. If you are a cadet and are interested in attending, please email Major Woodford at VcVICTORIA@Verizon.net or call 805 235-7526. Flyer.

When: 28-30 Sep. Where: Ontario, CA. Cost: Varies
Posted 16 Sep 2012

First Aid / CPR Bivouac and Base Picnic Pictures Posted
The 1st Aid and CPR bivouac went great. 7 additional Squadron 45 members are now fully qualified in first aid and CPR. Great job guys!! Picture have been posted for this and for the Military appreciation picnic.
Posted 16 Sep 2012
First Aid / CPR Bivouac
Group 7 has invited Squadron 45 to participate in their upcoming First Aid / CPR Bivouac to be held at William Heise County Campground 14-16 September 2012! This Bivouac is very special as anyone attending can earn an American Heart Association Basic First Aid Card AND CPR Certification! Additionally, this campground is very near the patrol area for the US Forest Service Patrols, so anyone wishing to participate in the US Forest Service Patrols can do so! ( They will miss the first aid training ). We expect a huge response and space is limited. This will be sent out Wing wide next week. Sign up before the flood of applicants! You will find the details here.
When: 14-16 September. Where: William Heise County Campground. Cost $35 - $43
Posted 19 August 2012
Defenders Dash Mud Run
Come out and help your local military, police, and fire heroes from March Air Reserve Base, Riverside County Sheriff's Department and Cal Fire. The 'Defender's Dash' mud run coordinators have requested our assistance to help in parking manning water stations and clean up. The course is 3.39 miles and has the largest mud pit in Southern California!
Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 0600 to 1300 at the Ben Clark Training Center off Van Buren Ave. in Riverside. Get your form 150 to 2Lt Davis ASAP. sq45supply@gmail.com (909) 754-3832
Click here for a map and directions. Uniform BDU's. Lunch provided. Bring sun screen.
When: Sat 15 September. Where: Ben Clark. Cost $Free
Posted 29 August 2012
BASE PICNIC (MANDATORY ATTENDANCE)
Saturday 8 September is the March Base Picnic. Be here by 0800 with your form 150. You will be helping us give back to the base, and personnel, that do so much for us. We will have a recruiting booth, and will help with food, drinks and cleanup. There is no cost, and lunch is included. The picnic will be at the park east of building 441. You must have your CAP ID to participate. I will assume that ALL members will be attending. This event will last until late afternoon. Uniform BDU's. Send your Form 150's to Capt Benner at khbenner@gmail.com
When: 8 September. Where: March. Cost $Free
Posted 09 August 2012
USS Iowa Tour
A non CAP Tour of the USS Iowa has been offered to us. This tour includes bus transportation from Hemet Ryan airport and the San Bernardino Sam's Club at Tippicanoe. Since this is not a Civil Air Patrol event, anyone can attend. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Friends and siblings may attend as well. (Friends Parent attendance required if under 18) $30.00 Covers the bus and the tour but does not include lunch or dinner, please bring money for these things. Please respond to the email on the attached flyer. First come first served. No form 150 needed as this is not a CAP event. Flyer, More.
When: 15 September. Where: Port of Los Angeles. Cost $30.
Posted 19 August 2012
Youth Aviation Adventure
Learn about: Aerodynamics - Power plants - Airport operations - Helicopters - Aviation careers - Instruments - Basic Navigation Principles - Preflight Airplane - Build and fly a foam glider and participate in an Aviation Quiz Show. Click here for more info.
When: 25 Aug. Where: Big Bear. Cost $7
Posted 21 June 2012
JPL Tour Coming up soon
The tour is scheduled for 21 August at 0930 at JPL. Non members may sign up and go only if your parents go and attend with you. Parents of members are also invited to attend. Members should send your CAWGF-150 to Lt Villareal at Jmvillareal@aol.com non members should just email Lt Villareal with a list of who is going and complete contact information.
Sign ups are due no later than July 13th. Do not delay or you may miss out.
For more information click here.
When: Tuesday 21 Aug 0930. Where: JPL - Pasadena. Cost $Free.
Posted 21 June 2012
Ultimate Bear Wings Challenge
UBWC was great. All the cadets did well. There were 14 teams this year. Overall they did not give us results, but we did take SECOND place in the water events to which the cadets received medals. Both days were tough, long, exhausting days both mentally and physically. Congratulation to all the cadets that participated, and especially to the Squadron 45 cadets. Great Job!
Posted 13 August 2012
O-Rides Delayed
Sorry I am unable to keep my promise for O-Rides to be coming up soon advertised here. I tried to reserve the plane be it is getting serviced right now and is not available. I will try again soon. Keep watching.
Posted 9 Aug 2012
There is a small chance for Cadet O-Rides
I may be able to fly 3 Cadets this Sunday morning if the Hemet airplane gets back from a mission pilot school early. We would meet at 0800 at the Hemet Airport. You must be under 18. You must be an active current member to participate. Be one of the first three cadets to e-Mail a CAWGF-150 to Capt Benner khbenner@gmail.com. Please do not come without being notified that you have been accepted. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 150 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures).
When: Sunday 19 Aug. Cost: None
Posted 16 August 2012
Squadron 45 Wins Composite Squadron of The Year
Thanks to everyone's hard work, professionalism and dedication, Squadron 45 was awarded Composite Squadron of the year at last nights Group 3 Awards Banquet. Congratulations also goes out to 2Lt Chris Garbutt for Personnel Officer of the year, LtCol Karen Nahrstadt for Character Development Instructor of the Year, and Capt Ken Benner for Ground Team Member of the Year. Great job to all and thank you again for all of your hard work. All of you helped make this happen.
Posted 29 July 2012
Big changes to Tango Flight
Minor changes to Bravo flight. Do to the large number of new cadets joining our squadron in recent weeks and months, it has become necessary to add an additional element to the Tango flight. Congratulations to C/A1C Dominic Gonzales. The new element leader for Tango Flight 3rd element. Cadets, PLEASE LOOK AT THE NEW TANGO FLIGHT STRUCTURE CAREFULLY! There have been a lot of changes, and there is a very good chance you are now in a new element. Please remember your new element, Form up as such on Monday, And be sure to get the new contact information from the Squadron 45 T-Card rack if you are in a new element. On behalf of the Squadron 45 Cadet and Command staff I want to welcome all of our new members, and I look forward to all of you progressing quickly and learning great things. Click here to see how to get started, and be sure to ask your element leader any questions you may have.
Posted 27 July 2012

Group 1 SAREX Ground Teams Needed
Group 1 is holding a SAREX on July 21 & 22 at Whiteman Airport. Ground Teams are needed. if you are available, or want to participate contact GBD(t) Ken Benner @ khbenner@gmail.com

Base will open @ 0700 at Group 1/SQ35 HQ's at Whiteman Airport both Saturday and Sunday. Members are asked to be in proper uniform for specialty requested and meet CAP Grooming Standards for the uniform they choose to wear. If you have questions about uniform wear, please refer to CAPM 39-1 (or ask a cadet!). All members are also asked to ensure they are current with all safety educational requirements.

Thanks, Ken Benner GBD(t)
Posted 15 July 2012

Drill Training Saturday CANCELED DUE TO LOW SIGN UPS
Anyone interested in Teaching or attending a full day of drill instruction on Saturday July 14th? Sign in will be at 0800 and we expect to end at 1600. Water will be provided, bring $5.00 for lunch. Email Lt Domingo if you are able to attend, then get a CAWG F150 to Capt Benner to sign. 2Lt Domingo's email is sebmls@aol.com
Posted 3 July 2012
Old Fort Mac Arthur Days
Help support the largest Reenactment Show and Living History Event presented in the City of the Angels. This is a major fund raising event for the Ft Mac Arthur Military Museum and is the only museum of this type in Southern California. CAP will be supporting this event by providing crowd control on the battlefield and assisting with parking. Click here for more details.
When: 6-8 Jul. Where: San Pedro. Cost $20
Posted 21 June 2012
Cadet O rides
Flew 6 Cadets Saturday. We went to San Bernardino Intl, Riverside Municipal, and Lake Mathews a few times. Cadets learned about and experienced flying in traffic patterns, Trimming the controls, basic flight principals, Basic maneuvering, and the effects of turns on lift and altitude. It got a little warm in the afternoon, but everyone learned a lot and had fun. If you would like to learn more about these things and more first hand, be sure to sign up for the next O-Rides. I hope to see more of you next time. (No experience required.)
Posted 7 July 2012
Cadet O-Rides Are on!!
Coming Up Saturday 7 July

Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Saturday 7 July 0800 to 1700 at the Hemet Airport. You must be under 18. You must be an active current member to participate. E-Mail a CAWGF-150 to Capt Benner khbenner@gmail.com. Please do not come without being notified that you have been accepted. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 150 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures). See email for more information.
When: Saturday 7 July. Cost: None
Posted 3 July 2012
Encampment 2012 23-30 JUNE
Basic Cadet Applications for California Wing Encampment 2012 are now being accepted. Cadets will participate in many exciting activities! These tentatively include: - Rifle Simulator - Orientation Flights - Model Rocketry - Drill Competition - Military Inspections - Obstacle Course Cadets will receive the opportunity to learn: - Teamwork - Discipline - Leadership Principles - USAF Drill and Ceremonies - USAF Uniform Wear
I expect any Cadet that has not gone to Encampment to sign up and go to this years Encampment. It will be one of the most important and most memorable things you ever do in your LIFE. Please take advantage of this great program. If you have any doubts about being ready for this experience please talk to me.
When: Week of 23-30 June. Cost $210
Posted 4 April 2012
Group 3 Ground Team Training Class Full
I will be conducting GTM3 familiarization and preparation training at Riverside Airport in June. if you want to get started in Emergency Services this is the first big step after getting your GES Card. This will be a small class with no more that 10 Students. Sign up fast if you want to be a part of it. You must already have your GES card and be current in safety to sign up. See your email for more information.
When: Saturday 16 June. Where: Riverside Airport. Cost $Free.
Ultimate Bear and Wings Challenge - Vandenberg AFB
Is our squadron ready for the challenge? Squadron teams from across the Wing will compete in a series of physical ground and water obstacles as well as in-depth CAP mission challenges. Only one team will be crowned UBEC Champion ... will it be us? More Information here. See IMPORTANT Note on new Identification requirements.
When: Weekend 8-10 August. Cost: Staff $15
BCS at March ARB
Squadron 45 Cadets, (Seniors keep reading) If you have not gone to a BCS (Basic Cadets School), Here is your chance to go to one right here at March ARB. If you have already been to a BCS then consider sharing your knowledge with the new folks by applying for a staff position.
Squadron 45 Seniors, we need your help too. See the flyer for available positions or contact Maj Woodford to see how you can help. See the attached flyer.
When: Weekend 8-10 June. Cost $35
Posted 01 April 2012
163rd Thank you
I want to thank everyone that came out to help at the 163rd Family day this weekend. I hope everyone had time to check out everything at the park and had enough to eat. We were i bit short handed this year and I appreciate everyones extra effort in making think work out. Remember, it is the things we do to serve others that make us who we are, and you guys are awesome! I want to put out a special thanks to the personnel working the control tower for letting everyone come up and check out what you do. Everyone seemed to enjoy the tour and the spectacular view.
Posted 3 June 2012
Squadron 45Squadron 45 Awards Presentation and Reception
Monday night, June 4th 7:00pm March ARB RTS
• All families are asked to bring a dessert. • Coffee, Lemonade and Appetizers provided by squadron. • Squadron members are to wear Blues Uniform. • Cadets without blues should wear black slacks and white shirts.

When: Saturday 4 June. Where: March ARB. Cost $Free Directions Click here
Posted 6 May 2012
163rd Family Day - Mandatory Attendance for All
On Saturday 2 June at 0800 all squadron 45 members are required to attend the 163rd Family day. We will be supporting the families of the 163rd with a park picnic type event. We will be helping with food, and fun. Meet at March ARB in the parking lot behind the park shown at this link. Click Here My truck will be parked out front with all my amber lights flashing. Wear BDU's, if you don't have BDU's wear a squadron T-shirt and blue jeans. Please bring your Form 150. Click here for a map and directions.
When: Saturday 2 June. Where: March ARB (See email) Cost $Free
Posted 6 May 2012
Air Fest 2012
Last weekends Air Fest went Great. Thank you so much to everyone that came out and helped make it all work. As far as I know, everyone survived, although as hot as it was I think it was a close call for some.
We had great food thanks to our awesome cooks and support staff. Thank you for keeping us alive and well fed. We have already seen some new visitors at squadron from our recruiting efforts.
I hope everyone had fun, and I look forward to seeing you all again in two years. Thanks Again for a great show.
Posted 22 May 2012
Air Fest 2012
Thunder Over The Empire
May 18-20 Friday thru Sunday.
• Our mission: Assisting Security forces, parking, recruiting, program sales, meal preparation, cleanup, and communications. We will be sharing a meal with Security Forces Saturday night.
• Send all form 150s to CapMarchAirFest@yahoo.com, and we will e-mail you an acceptance packet.
More Info here.
When: Weekend 18-20 May. Cost $Free
Posted 24 April 2012

Group 1 Intro to GSAR Training Weekend
This is an intensive combination of classroom and field training that provides students with the opportunity to complete all requirements for qualification for Urban Direction Finding (UDF) and Basic Ground Team Trainee (GTM-3) rating. Both Cadets and Senior Members may apply. Space is limited and applications will be based on a first come, first served basis. This will be an overnight activity and members participating in Ground Team Training positions will be expected to camp overnight. Members participating in Ground Team Training need to be able to stand/walk/sit for long periods of time. Brackett Field Airport

How to Apply: E-mail copy of CAWGF-150 to mark@kempton.com (be sure to bring completed and signed form to training). *** ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE GES RATING PRIOR TO ATTENDING *** Questions??? Call 2nd Lt. Mark Kempton 310-503-4877 or e-mail mark@kempton.com

Contact Capt Benner if you need help getting your GES card.
When: Weekend 27-29 June. Cost $40
Posted 21 February 2012

Riverside's Salute To Veterans Parade Fund Raiser
We have a fantastic fund raising opportunity and a great parade. On Saturday 21 April we will be serving breakfast to parade participants and any hungry visitors. We need a lot of help to make this haPancakesppen, and look forward to your participation. We will start at 0600 and we should start cleaning things up around 0930, the parade ends late morning. Remember all participants get credit towards uniform items and events like Encampment, BCS, etc... We will meet at the Riverside Community College campus lot "G" (More) (Map) (Google Map for Directions)
When: Saturday 21 April. Cost: You get Credit
Posted 14 March 2012

Cadet Non-Commissioned Officers' School
NCOS - Los Alamitos JFTB
Part of the California Wing Integrated Leadership Program

Get “Hands On” Experience in:
● Instructional Methods - “Learn to Teach”
● Drill & Ceremonies - “You’re in Charge!”
● Instruction on Color Guard & Guidon
● NCO Responsibilities
● Interaction – New Faces & Experiences
● Evaluation - “Tell ‘em what’s good!”
More info here.
When: Weekend 20-22 April. Cost: $45
Posted 21 February 2012

need volunteers - lake perris

We currently have only four cadets and ZERO senior members offering to help with the triathlon at Lake Perris tomorrow. We're doing this to help out Flag Mama, the volunteer coordinator here at March Field, so it's very important that we make a good impression by volunteering. The event is from 0600-1100 tomorrow, with a free barbecue afterward. See the email from Capt Benner for more information. Contact Capt Benner immediately either at khbenner@gmail.com or (951) 634-5023 if you have any questions or if you are able to go.
Posted 13 April 2012
Cadet O-Rides Are on!!
Coming Up Saturday 7 April
Canceled for Oil Leak
Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Saturday 7 April 0800 to 1700 at the Hemet Airport. Flights will be on a first come first serve basis. You must be under 18. If you are 5 months since your last promotion, please do not apply. If you are not current on safety do not apply. E-Mail a CAPF150 to Capt Benner khbenner@gmail.com. Please do not come without being notified that you have been accepted. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 150 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures). I need Senior members to help with some aerospace education stuff. See email for more information.
When: Saturday 7 April. Cost: None
Posted 17 March 2012
CADETS NEEDED TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THE SALUTE TO VETERANS PARADE
The committee for The Salute to Veterans Parade will be presenting a short presentation to the Riverside City Council regarding the upcoming parade. Our squadron will, and has been, hosting a pancake breakfast for this parade for several years now. If any cadet would like to attend this presentation to show that Civil Air Patrol, Squadron 45, supports its veterans, and this parade, then come and show your support! Click here for more information. Send your signed form 150s to SM Perry ekperry@sbcglobal.net
When: Tuesday 3 April. Cost: None
Posted 14 March 2012

Encampment 2012 23-30 JUNE
Start thinking about signing up for the 2012 CAWG Encampment at Camp San Luis Obispo. We now have a date. Start saving up for it now, The cost should be about $200.00 and covers all meals. This IS one of the most important training events you will do as a CAP Cadet and it is very important that you go to it. Click here for more information.

Posted 5 February 2012

Region Staff College (RSC) at Nellis AFB
All Senior Members, See attached flyer for the 2012 Region Staff College (RSC) at Nellis AFB, 21-27 April. RSC is required for Level IV professional development achievement. Please review the attached flyer and strongly consider attending.
Posted 5 February 2012

Riverside Air Show - Riverside Airport
It’s time again for the Riverside Air show! Come be a part of an air show that last year brought in 97,000 people from all over California in a single day!
Featuring: • Antique & Classic Airplane Show • Military Aircraft • War-birds • Replicas • Car Show • Military Vehicles • Aerobatics • RC Model Flights

Arrive: Saturday 0630
Leave: Saturday evening around 1800
Click Here for More Details
Posted 3 March 2012

Advanced Communications User & Mission Radio Operator Training
Advanced Communications User & Mission Radio Operator Training Hosted by South Coast Group 7
Attention All Cadets and Senior Members: has your BCUT Radio card expired or need an ACUT upgrade? This class is for you!
Date: 24 March 2012 Location: Group 7 Headquarters Building, Los Alamitos JFTB. Time: 0830 thru 1700 Uniform: Any properly worn C.A.P uniform. NO FLIGHT SUITS. Cost: None. Click here for more information.
Posted 21 February 2012
ES and Survival Training Bivouac
San Diego Cadet Squadron 144/Group 7 is hosting another great bivouac activity on 23-25 March 2012. This will be a great event that you won't want to miss. Training will include Emergency Services tasks such as: The use of DF (Direction Finding) equipment, search lines, missing person searches, and various other tasks that make you a better ground team member. We will also have survival training courses including US Forest Service taught communications and land navigation.
When: 23-25 March 2012
Where: Palomar Mountain (East on the 76 from Valley Center)
Cost: $40 (Students and Staff). Click here for more info.
Posted 21 February 2012
IMAX Fighter Pilot
This IMAX film is about fighter pilots and fighter planes and the quality of the video is awesome, so make sure you watch it in full screen, on the 720pHD setting and the sound quality is fantastic too. This is available on our "Video" page.
Posted 17 March 2012
Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC)
Senior Member Training - Do you work with cadets? Do you want to become more effective at mentoring them and managing squadron level cadet programs? Then register for the TRAINING LEADERS OF CADETS course March 17th, hosted by Los Alamitos Cadet Squadron 153 and South Coast Group 7.
Come to this one-day intensive TLC course, taking the 1.5-day course and running it in one day. For more information and to sign up, click here.
Posted 5 February 2012
Civil Air Patrol Cadet App
An application made for the Cadets within the Civil Air Patrol Organization. This application contains information that cadets will be able to use to better themselves within the organization. The application provides information regarding Physical Fitness, Promotions, How to shine boots, Orientation Flights, Uniforms, and much more. Click here to get it.
Posted 2 January 2012

Glider O-Rides for Cadets Are Postponed!!
Due to unfinished aircraft maintenance, the Glider O-ridO-Ridees will need to be postponed.


Posted 6 March 2012

Emergency Response Training and Moulage
* Bring non melting snacks in your pockets. They expect to finish up by noon, but may run long and food will not be provided. *
There will be a mass casualty event at March ARB to train emergency personnel. You can be a victim and made up with moulage (Hollywood Injury) This Moulage event will be very early in the morning on Thursday 8 March. See the email I sent out for more information. YOU MUST SIGN UP WITH CAPT GOUDE BY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING 6 MARCH.
Posted 5 March 2012

Encampment 2012 Date Change
Start thinking about signing up for the 2012 CAWG Encampment at Camp San Luis Obispo. It will be late June or early August. Start saving up for it now, The cost should be about $200.00 and covers all meals. This IS one of the most important training events you will do as a CAP Cadet and it is very important that you go to it. More information to follow.

Exact date to come out soon!

Posted 5 February 2012

O-RideGlider O-Rides for Cadets Are on!!
Coming Up in March
Cadet Glider O-Rides are Sunday March 11th at Group 7 HQ 0900. I am opening this day up to 14 cadets. If there is time at the end of the day, the first cadets to sign up may get a second ride. Send your form 150 to Capt Benner @ khbenner@gmail.com If you don't know how to do this, please ask your flight staff.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS Sunday 4 March!!
I also need Senior Members for supervision and AE. Dates may be adjusted for weather.
Flights will be on a first come first serve basis. You must be under 18. If you are 5 months since your last promotion, please do not apply. If you are not current on safety do not apply. Please do not come without being notified that you have been accepted.
Uniform will be Squadron T-shirt, jeans and tennis shoes. Boots ARE NOT permitted in the gliders!. BDU's ARE NOT authorized for the gliders!. Bring a signed copy of your Form 150 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures). See email for more information.
Posted 15 January 2012
Squadron 45 Videos
I have started to record some of the events we participate in. These videos will be posted on our new Video page. (See the tab on the top navigation bar above). The first of these videos is the Group 7 BCS ATS at Camp Pendleton 27-29 January. I have also added a couple of interesting videos from other squadrons.
Posted 5 February 2012
Cadet Programs Conference (CPC)
CPC is 17-20 Feb, but must be paid for by 8 Feb if you plan to attend. See the CAWG Cadets site for more information.
Seminar sign ups will not happen before CPC as I had mentioned in one of our last meetings. Specific seminar sign ups will happen at CPC on the first day of the event.
Posted 5 February 2012
Basic Cadet School / Airman Training School
GROUP 7 presents: Basic Cadet School / Airman Training School
When: 27-29 Jan 2012 Where: Camp Pendleton Cost: $40.00
All new cadets should sign up for this. Cadet and Senior staff also needed. See the attached flyer for more information and how to apply as a student or staff. Seniors please contact 1Lt Justin Hutton (619) 865-7067 to check on available Senior Staff positions. Click Here to see if you have been Accepted
Posted 23 November 2011
California Wing Cadet's and Senior's YOU DID IT!
CADET PROGRAMS CONFERENCE RECEIVED OVER 220 RSVP'S!
Many more RSVP's are being received, therefore the next step is to make sure you get your CAWGF150 in to Capt. Tammy Sturgill ASAP. Go to cawgcadets.org for application instructions.
Meet new friends and visit with old ones. Learn new and interesting things about CAP and the Cadet Program! ALL cadets and senior members are invited to attend. Push your CAP career forward! APPLY TODAY!
Posted 19 January 2012
Academy of Model Aeronautics Expo
The Academy of Model Aeronautics Expo is looking for CAP Cadets to assist in handing out programs and giving directions at the Ontario Convention Center, Jan 6 - 8. If you can help, let Maj Goude know how many and which days you can do so. davegoude@yahoo.com. The following are start times. Friday: 10 am Saturday: 8:30 am Sunday: 9 am. Don't forget, the Cable Air Show is this weekend too. Decide which one sounds better for you and apply.
Posted 31 December 2011
CABLE AIR SHOW 2012: January 6-8
Lots of help needed. Check in Friday night the 6th at 1830 or Saturday Morning the 7th. This is a great air show with a lot to see and do. If you are available this weekend please sign up to help out. Cadets and seniors needed.
CALL FOR CADET STAFF Email a resume and cover letter to michele_saba@yahoo.com. Bring a signed copy of your CAWGF150 to the activity. Deadline for staff sign ups is December 26th by noon. Go to CAWG Cadets.org for more information. Everything should be wrapped up by around 1800 Sunday.
Posted 20 December 2011
Squadron 45 Holiday Party and Gift Exchange
Please come to our annual Squadron Holiday party on 19 December. Bring a wrapped gift valued at about $10.00 if you would like to participate in the gift exchange. This is not a white elephant so please no gag gifts, bring something you would like to get. Squadron will provide pizza, and drinks.
Posted 12 November 2011
New "How Do I Promote" Checklists Posted

See the "Airman Basics" >> "How Do I Promote" page for instructions and checklists for Achievements 6, 7, and 8. All How Do I Promote checklists now include specific drill test requirements. (the same guide used for your drill test)
Posted 25 November 2011
Moving Day, Help Wanted
We need to move out of rooms 9 and 25 ASAP. On Saturday 17 December, With plenty of help we should be able to get this done in one day. I need as many volunteers as possible. Lunch will be provided. Please bring a dolly if you have one. Please bring gloves. Uniform will be civies. Please meet at building 441 at 0800 with your form 150. Thanks for the help!
Posted 5 December 2011

Safety Currency
We have too many members behind in safety currency. This reflects poorly for the squadron when Group and Wing run safety reports. Please be sure your safetyy currency is always up to date. If you are not current you will get a warning in RED when you log into eServices. You will not be permitted to participate in any meetings or events with CAP.

Here is how to fix it. Log into eServices, >>> Click on "On-line Safety Education" on the left of your screen, >>> Take ANY ONE of the safety training and tests you see in there. Please do only one. Taking more than one may cause you problems later. (You may need it next month) EVEN if you are not currently attending meetings for some reason, PLEASE get your safety up to date for the squadrons sake.
Please let me know via email when you have fixed this. Thanks for your help and understanding in this matter. If you need help getting current please call me. (951) 634-5023
Posted 9 December 2011

O-RideCadet O-Rides Are Back on!!
Coming Up Sunday 11 December
Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Sunday 11 Dec 0800 to 1700 at the Hemet Airport. Flights will be on a first come first serve basis. You must be under 18. If you are 5 months since your last promotion, please do not apply. If you are not current on safety do not apply. E-Mail a CAPF150 to Capt Benner khbenner@gmail.com. Please do not come without being notified that you have been accepted. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 150 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures). I need Senior members to help with some aerospace education stuff. See email for more information.
Posted 30 November 2011

Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is coming up on 10 December and is planned to be bigger and better than ever. Please arrive at 0800 and plan to be there until about noon. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate. The Civil Air Patrol has chosen Wreaths Across America as its premier annual community service event because it reflects CAP's own feelings about America and its veterans as evidenced by its motto:
Remember.. the fallen. - Honor.. those who serve. - Teach.. .our children the value of freedom.

Since CAP first became involved in 2006, Wreaths Across America has blossomed from honoring a few thousand veterans' graves with wreaths to placing more than 160,000 wreaths last year.

Though remembering veterans will always be the main focus of this program, Wreaths Across America benefits the community and Civil Air Patrol, too. For those of you who wish more people knew about CAP, this is a great way to make that happen.

To sponsor a wreath click here.
Choose Location: California > Riverside National Cemetery CARNCR
Choose Group: CACAP045

For more information, click here.
To Sponsor by mail, click here.
Posted 11 November 2011

Inland Empire Group 3 Color Guard Competition
DATE: Sat 03 December 2011 PLACE: Riverside Airport Hangar "H"
CHECK IN: 0845 Competition: 0900-1200 LUNCH: 1200- 1300 Competition: 1300-1600
F-150 required for all cadets Complimentary AM snack, lunch, drinks.
We need cadets from all squadrons to assist (BDU's).
Parents needed to serve AM snacks, lunch & offer moral support.
Bring your camera, warm clothes, smiles ... it will be a great day See flyer here. Click here for a map and directions.
Posted 24 October 2011
Defenders Dash Mud Run Thank You
Thank you so much to everyone that helped out this morning. I hope you all had fun. We parked a lot of cars and helped a lot of muddy competitors. You all did a great job and I look forward to seeing you Monday. Charbonneau and Paez decided to get a little muddy and cold after we had finished our work. See picture to the right and many more pictures on the "Photos" link.
Posted 19 November 2011
TRAINING LEADERS OF CADETS
Hosted by Group 3 with additional support from Group 1
TLC is a great venue for sharing best practices and seeing how other squadrons cope with the perennial challenges of leading a cadet unit, so there’s something for newcomers and experienced leaders alike. Eligibility: Open to senior members who have completed Level One or higher.
Dates/Times: Sat 19 November 0830-1630 Sun 20 November 0830-1200
Location: Cable Airport, Upland 1749 West 13th Street, Upland 91786
More details here.
Posted 21 October 2011
Defenders Dash Mud Run
Come out and help your local military, police, and fire heroes from March Air Reserve Base, Riverside County Sheriff's Department and Cal Fire. The 'Defender's Dash' mud run coordinators have requested our assistance to help in parking manning water stations and clean up. The course is 3.39 miles and has the largest mud pit in Southern California!
Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 0600 to 1200 at the Ben Clark Training Center off Van Buren Ave. in Riverside. Get your form 150 to me by Sunday 23 Oct to ensure your correct t-shirts size for helping out. Click here if you can help. Click here for a map and directions. Click here for Slide show. Uniform BDU's
Posted 26 September 2011
Group 3 WMAO Duty - Volunteers requested 9-11 Dec
One of the most basic parts of our Emergency Services program is the Wing Mission Alerting Officer Duty. This duty is very simple yet extremely important. When some type of incident has happened in the country requiring Civil Air Patrol response, the Air Force needs to reach an Incident commander in the correct part of the country to get the mission running. The WMAO is the link to this connection. This duty lasts for one 24 hour cycle. The key requirement for the person volunteering for this duty is the ability to be on call to answer your phone at any time in this 24 hour period to take a short report, call another person on a list provided to you, and deliver that same report to them. That's it! You will be provided everything you need and complete instructions. If you can help contact Capt Ken Benner ASAP (951) 634-5023 khbenner@gmail.com More info here
Cocharan Air ShowAnnouncing The 2011 Jacqueline Cochran Air Show!
All hands are needed at this year’s Jacqueline Cochran Air Show in Thermal, Calif. on Saturday, 5 November, 2011. Civil Air Patrol personnel are needed to conduct flight line operations, crowd control, recruiting, color guard, and other operations. Hosted by Palm Springs Composite Squadron 11. Friday overnight billeting available! Check-in begins 1700 hrs. Friday, 4 November, 2011. Duty day, Sat: 0700-1900 hrs. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner provided at no cost. Send Form 150s and any questions to Sq11Airshow@gmail.com. Click here for more info. Click here for a map and directions.

Posted 03 October 2010

Canceled by national due to lack of budget

O-RideCadet O-Rides Coming Up Saturday 29 October
Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Saturday 29 Oct 0800 to 1700 at the Hemet Airport. Flights will be on a first come first serve basis. You must be under 18. If you are 5 months since your last promotion, please do not apply. If you are not current on safety do not apply. E-Mail a CAPF150 to Capt Benner khbenner@gmail.com. Please do not come without being notified that you have been accepted. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 150 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures). I need Senior members to help with some aerospace education stuff. See email for more information.
Posted 19 October 2011

O-RideCanceled
Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Sunday 16 October
Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Sunday 16 Oct 0800 to 1700 at the Hemet Airport. There will be morning and afternoon flight times 0800 slots will be filled first, then 1230 slots will be filled. Flights will be on a first come first serve basis. You must be under 18. If you are 5 months since your last promotion, please do not apply. If you are not current on safety do not apply. E-Mail a CAPF150 to Capt Benner khbenner@gmail.com. Please do not come without being notified that you have been accepted. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 150 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures).
Updated 15 August 2011
Squadron 45 Quarterly Staff Meeting
Reminder for all Seniors as well as Cadet command staff that our quarterly staff meeting / potluck is this afternoon at 1400 at the Casem home. Please think about what your current job is at squadron, and what you are currently doing in that capacity. please write down any ideas you have, help you need and problems you need to solve. If you are not sure what your job at squadron is, or don't have a position yet please be ready to talk about that. Pending Senior members are encouraged to attend.

Uniform Civies. We will have our meeting at 1400 and an early potluck diner afterwards.

I look forward to seeing you all this afternoon. Click here for map.
Posted 15 October 2010

O-Ride
Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Sunday 16 October
Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Sunday 16 Oct 0800 to 1700 at the Hemet Airport. There will be morning and afternoon flight times 0800 slots will be filled first, then 1230 slots will be filled. Flights will be on a first come first serve basis. You must be under 18. If you are 5 months since your last promotion, please do not apply. If you are not current on safety do not apply. E-Mail a CAPF150 to Capt Benner khbenner@gmail.com. Please do not come without being notified that you have been accepted. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 150 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures).
Updated 15 August 2011

Palm Springs SAREX
7 - 9 October Palm Springs Squadron 11 (CA435) will host this event for senior members and cadets holding a GES rating. (Hence forth to be known as “The Group 3 Mission Academy at Palm Springs”) This event is designed for members who do not yet hold ratings as scanners, observers, or mission pilots. In addition, base staff “hands on training” will be available as well as a few “91” flights. Classroom instruction will accommodate twenty attendees of each category. Class attendance is a prerequisite to in flight training. For more info and to sign up, click here.

For those interested in Ground Team Training, click here.
Posted 24 September 2011

NCOSCadet Non-Commissioned Officers' School - South
Los Alamitos JFTB 7-9 Oct Get “Hands On” Experience in: ● Instructional Methods - “Learn to Teach” ● Drill & Ceremonies - “You’re in Charge!” ● Instruction on Color Guard & Guidon ● NCO Responsibilities ● Interaction – New Faces & Experiences ● Evaluation - “Tell ‘em what’s good!” For more information on staffing and participating, click here.

Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer's School (South) is nearly at capacity! Send your application now! Student application deadline is 16 September 2011. Go to www.cawgcadets.org for application instructions.
Posted 14 August 2011

Cadet Saber Detail PRACTICE
The 2011 Cadet Saber Detail will now be holding practices every week 1 hr before the normal scheduled meetings on Mondays. We would like all cadets to turn in their Form 150s as early as possible. It has also been put to my attention that there have been a few questions from parents and cadets, about Uniforms, practice times, etc. If any parents or cadets have any questions I will be more than happy to answer them. Shoot me an email and I will get back to you. The uniform of the day is acceptable for training. Blues will be required for the event on Saturday 1 Oct. Send your Form 150s to SM Domingo.
Posted 23 July 2011

Redlands Air Show
Canceled
I have just received an email from the Redlands Air show Committee. Due to permitting issues with the City of Redlands, the Redlands Air show, scheduled for 8 October 2011, has been CANCELLED. I sincerely apologize to all who have offered their assistance and the response and support we received for this event.

Respectfully, Capt Chris Mattson.
Posted 29 September 2011

Redlands Air Show
If you are able to help out in the 2011 Redlands Air Show on October 8th please click this link, then get your form 150 to me ASAP. (khbenner@gmail.com) I realize this is short notice, but if you are able to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Time: 0700 - 1800 on 8 October Place: Redlands Airport (map) Cost: Free What to bring: (Required) Form 150, (Required) SUNSCREEN, (Recommended) Camel Back, (Optional) Camera, (Optional) Money for snacks or souvenirs (Lunch is provided free) See the attached flyer for more information.
Posted 28 September 2011
Litter CarryBARTON FLATS GROUND TEAM TRAINING
Squadron 144 and Group 7 will be hosting a woodlands survival and ES training school on 23-25 September. If you're interested in getting started in emergency services, this school is a great place to do it. Upon successful completion, you will have most of the requirements for GTM3 qualification signed off. A General Emergency Services rating is required for attendance. The cost will be $35 per person and the application deadline is 16 September. For more information, click here.
Posted 02 September 2011
AMAFREE Membership with the Academy of Model Aeronautics
I would like to ensure that you are aware of the opportunity our cadets have with the Academy of Model Aeronautics – a FREE membership. Yes, that’s what I said – FREE. When cadets join, what does this mean for us? That they will receive discounts and will be available for scholarships from the AMA. And, hopefully, that they will get more involved in aviation. Please spread the word. This link will provide you with more information.
Posted 27 April 2011
SLS CLC Classes
For those who need SLS, or CLC for Level II, III , Group 3 is planning to provide these classes during the weekend of 17-18 Sept 2011 at March ARB, CA. The SLS and CLC courses are part of the requirements for advancement to Captain, and Major. These are interesting and enjoyable courses that explain in detail the Squadron and CAP corporate duties to enable interested CAP members to advance to where you can make a difference to the Civil Air Patrol, California Wing, and to your CAP career. Plan now to attend as classes are filled quickly. Cost is $35.00. Contact Capt Harris for more information - robert.harris1571@verizon.net See flyer for more information.
Posted 23 July 2011
9-1110th Anniversary of 9-11 Memorial
The base has requested our help with the 10th Anniversary of 9-11. March Field will be observing a base wide Memorial Service event on Sunday, 9-11 at 0911. Please be at our squadron building at 0800. Since this event will be a joint UTA, members of the 4th AF, 452d, 163d, and Army Guard will be present not to mention local DV’s. This is another great opportunity for us to give back to the base. The memorial will only last about an hour and a half, and I am sure I can count on everyone's assistance with this. Uniform will be blues. I look forward to seeing you there. Meet in the parking lot of Building 441.
Posted 28 July 2011

Thanks for Everyone's help with the BASE PICNIC
We had a great turn out, as did the Sea Cadets. This made all the big work at the end of the day go much faster. I look forward to seeing a lot of you at the 9-11 Memorial.

Base picnic pictures are posted on the Photos link.
Posted 10 September 2011

BASE PICNIC (MANDATORY ATTENDANCE)
Saturday 10 September is the March Base Picnic. Be here by 0830 with your form 150. You will be helping us give back to the base, and personnel, that do so much for us. We will have a recruiting booth, and will help with food, drinks and cleanup. There is no cost, and lunch is included. The picnic will be at the park east of building 441. You must have your CAP ID to participate. I will assume that ALL members will be attending. This event will last until late afternoon. Uniform BDU's.
Posted 07 August 2011
Labor Day Monday 5 Sept
There will be no meeting this night. The September meeting schedule has a lot of changes to it. Please take a good look at it.
Posted 23 August 2011
California Wing Conference
The conference is fast approaching and registration and reservations need to be made. Plan now to attend the finest Wing Conference in the Country! Meet old friends, make new ones. Get the latest information about California Wing and Civil Air Patrol. The conference will be Aug 26-28, 2011 at the Oakland Airport Hilton 1 Hegenberger Rd. Oakland. For more info and prices, click here.
Posted 23 July 2011
O-RideCadet O-Rides Coming Up Sunday 28 August
Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Sunday 28 Aug 0800 to 1700 at the Hemet Airport. There will be morning and afternoon flight times 0800 slots will be filled first, then 1230 slots will be filled. Flights will be on a first come first serve basis. You must be under 18. If you are 5 months since your last promotion, please do not apply. If you are not current on safety do not apply. E-Mail a CAPF150 to 2Lt Harrison athlete0169@aol.com. Remember there is a possibility of cancellation if the aircraft does not finish it's maintenance inspection on time. You will be notified Friday evening of the status. Please do not come without being notified. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 150 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures).
Updated 15 August 2011
Cadet Saber Detail
We need 10 Cadets and 5 Senior Members to help out with a saber detail at the 163rd Airman of the Year Awards at the Guard Hangar on Saturday, 1 October from 1700 to 2000. The Sabers and training will be provided be the March Color Guard. (No experience necessary). The uniform of the day is acceptable for training. Blues will be required for the event on Saturday 1 Oct. Send your Form 150s to SM Domingo.
Posted 23 July 2011
Online TrainingRequired Training
All members, both Cadets as well as Seniors are required to complete the following Training: Remember, You cannot promote or attend any events without OPSEC, and “Introduction to CAP Safety for New Members.”, and you cannot attend any aviation related event like O-Rides or Air Shows Aircraft Ground Handling is highly recommended. Senior members must also complete EO Training. (More)
Posted 15 July 2010
Cadet ProgramsCadet Programs Round table Meeting
Saturday, 20 August 2011 Brackett Airport, Pomona. Open to all Squadron and Group Commanders, Cadet Programs Officers and Interested Senior Officers from Groups 1, 3, 7, 4 and other nearby areas FREE BBQ sponsored by Squadron 64! Discuss items of interest Consider ‘State of the Program’ in So Cal Join in Co-operative Projects and Reviews Coordinate a Joint Calendar of Training and Events (Please Bring Your Calendars!) Share Problems, Solutions and Successes. (Details)
Posted 09 August 2011
KC-135 SimKC-135 Simulator
For those cadets who have promoted in the last 5 months and a few lucky (active) senior members, The KC-135 Full Motion Simulator has been made available to us on Friday 12 August 2011 at 1400. This thing is amazing, it looks and feels like the real thing! Be one of the first 9 cadets and 3 senior members to get your CAWG form 150 in to SM Soliz. No flight experience required! Your safety meetings must be current! Meet here (Map). You will get a confirmation if you made the list.
Posted 01 July 2011

Captain Edward Casem (Memorial This Friday) Please be there.

It is requested that all meet up at Riverside National Cemetery for Committal Services at 1215


It is with great regret the announcement of the passing of Captain Edward Casem last week. Captain Casem was a Korean War Veteran, serving in the U. S. Army, 6th Infantry Army band from 1952 through 1954, where he played the clarinet.  He was honorably discharged in 1954.  Capt. Casem was a musician and an educator. He became a member of March Field Composite Squadron 45 in August 2008. He was a valued member, enjoyed being a part of the unit, and will be missed by all of us. (More)

Ed Casem, Capt. CAPMemorial services will be held at Preston and Simons Mortuary, 3358 Mission Inn Ave. on Friday, August 12th.  There will be a closed casket visitation from 0900 am to 1000. With a memorial service from 1000 to 1100. There will be no motorcade.  It is requested that all meet up at Riverside National Cemetery for Committal Services at 12:15.  Civil Air Patrol members who would like to attend are invited to wear their appropriate dress uniform.  The family has requested that if enough CAP members are in attendance, they would like to form an honor detail that would line the walkway as people enter the committal site.

The family is encouraging people to make a donation to the Riverside Dickens Festival (P.O. Box 113, Riverside CA 92592-0113) in memory of Ed Casem. This is a cultural event that Captain Casem really enjoyed and looked forward to each year.
Posted 01 August 2011

Emergency Services Find Ribbon
CAP Find RibbonCongratulations to C/A1C Dakota Ackerman for earning his Search and Rescue "Find" ribbon on his very first UDF mission for an ELT in the Chino area on 29 July. The ELT was located on the ramp at Chino Airport.
Posted 07 August 2011
Big Bear AirportBIG BEAR AIR Faire
CAP members are needed to work flight line security and other duties at Big Bear's air show on 5-6 August. Applications for cadet and senior staff will be due by 16 July. It is never too late to sign up to participate. Read this for more information.
What to bring to a CAP overnight event?
Posted 25 June 2011
NCOSNon Commissioned Officers School (North)
Looking for students and staff. Cadet Staff applications are now open for NCOS North to be held 5-7 August 2011 at Fort Funston in San Francisco CA. Prerequisites for potential students: Current CAP member Grade of C/A1C or higher Encampment or BCS or ATS. Application Details Deadline: Postmarked by 27 July 2011. Cost: $35.00 (includes billeting, meals and course materials). See Flyer.
Posted 07 June 2011
C-17 Incentive Ride
Wednesday Morning 03 August at 0800 there will be a C-17 incentive ride for 10 CAP Cadets here at March Field. Get you Form 150 in to Maj Goude ASAP if you would like to be a part of this. I am opening this up to other squadrons so act fast if you want a seat. This will be first come, first serve. Send your form 150 to Maj Goude davegoude@yahoo.com. You will get a confirmation if you were one of the first ten
Posted 26 July 2011
FilmMonday Funday in August
Different Meeting Location Aug 1st Please Read
Monday August 1st will be our Monday Funday night for our fifth Monday in August. We will be enjoying a movie with the Pacific Region AE folks in the 452nd Operations Auditorium at building 2240. Directions... As you enter the March Field main gate on Graeber street, you will pass on your left, three large white fuel tanks. Just after the fuel tanks you will see on your left, the March Field electronic marquee sign. Immediately after the marquee is building 2240. See you there! Uniform will be civies.
Posted 23 July 2011
Help WantedHelp Wanted
We need a couple seniors and a couple cadets, to help out on Sunday 31 July for breakfast and lunch for the PCR AE Students. We need a senior to volunteer to be project officer for this. Logistics are already handled. There are about 50 to be fed both times. Start time 0600, End Time 1330. Aerospace toys will be available during down times. (Frisbees, Balsa planes, etc... Maybe even a robotic arm??). Location will be at building 2240 (the building at the marquee sign). Please let me know if you can help ASAP khbenner@gmail.com. Remember this is coming up THIS Sunday!
Posted 23 July 2011
Cool Encampment Stuff
What kind of cool things can happen at encampment when you are not getting yelled at??? How about a ride in a Marine CH-53 Sea Stallion.
Posted 23 July 2011 Ackerman CH-53CH-53 Sea Stallion

RadiosGROUP 7 ACUT RADIO CLASS
Group 7 will present an ACUT/MRO class at the US Army Reserve Center, Camp Pendleton on 23 July. Check-in will begin at 0830 and class will run from 0900 to 1700. Read this flyer for more information.
Posted 19 June 2011
O-RideCadet O-Rides Coming Up Saturday
Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Saturday 16 July 0800 to 1700 at the Hemet Airport. There will be morning and afternoon flight times 0800 slots will be filled first, then 1230 slots will be filled. Flights will be on a first come first serve basis. You must be under 18. If you are 5 months since your last promotion, please do not apply. If you are not current on safety do not apply. E-Mail a CAPF150 to khbenner@gmail.com . Remember there is a possibility of cancellation if the aircraft does not finish it's maintenance inspection on time. You will be notified Friday evening of the status. Please do not come without being notified. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 150 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures).
Posted 12 July 2011
BanquetAwards Banquet and Presentations
Please join us as we acknowledge our best and enjoy an evening together On Saturday, July 9th 2011 There will be a guest speaker and door prizes. Commander’s Reception starts at 6:30pm with doors opening at 7:00pm Details
MiramarMCAS MIRAMAR TOUR
Hemet Squadron 59 has invited members of Group 3 to join them on a tour of MCAS Miramar from 1000-1400 on Thu 30 Jun. We will tour an FA-18 hangar, the Aviation Survival Training Center, and the air traffic control tower. We will be meeting at the McDonald's (7140 Miramar Rd. San Diego, CA 92121) located nearby at 0915 and carpooling is recommended. Be sure to bring a sack lunch for yourself. To RSVP or to get more information, send an email to 2Lt Ticas, pticas@squadron59.org. You may also RSVP via facebook.
Updated 19 June 2011
EncampmentLast week to apply!
CAWG/NVWG Joint Cadet Encampment
MCB Camp Pendleton, Camp Talega, 64 Area. The California and Nevada Wing Cadet Programs Sections are pleased to announce their Joint Encampment to be held 16 - 23 July 2011 (basic cadets).
Enrollment Deadline is 1 July 2011 - This year's CAWG/NVWG Encampment will include: • Military Skills Training • Confidence Course • Volley Ball Competition • CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopter Orientation Flights • Flight Line Orientation and Tour • M16 Marksmanship • Model Rocketry ... and much, much more! Click her for all the details!

Posted 03 June 2011
Group 3The Group 3 Awards Banquet
Make sure you reserve the Date of July 9, 2011 for the Group 3 Awards Banquet. We want to have a large attendance this year. So spread the word. Details can be found in this PDF. You may RSVP via facebook here.
Updated 25 June 2011
NESACivil Air Patrol
National Emergency Services Academy
We know some of you have only joined CAP in the last few months, and probably thought you would not be able to attend any national events this summer. Or maybe you’re a long time member whose plans have changed so that you can now participate. It is not too late for you to apply and attend the 2011 National Emergency Services Academy (NESA). Applications will be accepted through the 12th of June for courses being held during our two session weeks from the 23rd of July through the 6th of August 2011. More
Posted 07 June 2011
Hemet Ryan Air ShowHemet Ryan Air Show Saturday 11 June 2011
Hemet Ryan Composite Squadron 59 Would like to invite you to participate in the Hemet Ryan Air Show. Come be a part of history!
Arrive Friday night 10 June 2011 at 1730 or Saturday morning 11 June at 0600. Leave Saturday at 1800. Cost $5.00 to help cover food.
Cadets, Cadet Staff and Senior staff needed. Application deadline is 7 June. Apply now !See flyer for more information. Click Here.
Posted 29 May 2011

Squadron 45Squadron 45 Awards Presentation and Reception
Monday night, June 6th 7:00pm Moreno Valley Elks Lodge 12125 Day Street
• All families are asked to bring a dessert. • Coffee, Lemonade and Appetizers provided by squadron. • Squadron members are to wear Blues Uniform. • Cadets without blues should wear black slacks and white shirts. Flyer

I am very proud and to announce our guest speaker will be Alma Fornal. She was a test pilot on the AT-6 and B-26 Marauder during World War II, Fornal was a member of the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) and she's justifiably proud of it. Fornal and the 200-plus surviving WASPs were recently awarded with the Congressional Gold Medal in the Capitol Rotunda.
Posted 27 April 2011

163rd Family Day - Mandatory Attendance for All
On Saturday 4 June at 0800 all squadron 45 members are required to attend the 163rd Family day. We will be supporting the families of the 163rd with a park picnic type event. We will be helping with food, and fun. Meet at March ARB in the parking lot behind the park shown at this link. Click Here My truck will be parked out front with all my amber lights flashing. Wear BDU's, if you don't have BDU's wear a squadron T-shirt and blue jeans. Please bring your Form 150. Click here for a map and directions.
Posted 25 May 2011
No Meeting Monday 30 May - Memorial Day
Squadron 45 will be dark on Monday 30 May for Memorial Day. Enjoy your 3 day weekend.
Posted 23, May 2011

O-RidesCANCELED- DUE TO AIRCRAFT SCHEDULE CONFLICT

Cadet O-Rides Coming Up Saturday 28 May
Saturday, 28 May 2011 from 0800 to 1800 at the Riverside Airport. Deadline for sign ups is 16 May. There is very limited space. Flights will be on a first come first serve basis. You must be under 18. If you are 5 months since your last promotion, please do not apply. If you are not current on safety do not apply. E-Mail a CAPF150 to solizaaron@aol.com . You will be notified if you made the list. Please do not come without being notified, there will not be room for you to fly. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 150 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures). P. S. I need a few Senior member volunteers too. PLEASE Click Here for more details

What is an O-Ride? See Video. Fact Sheet for Moms & Dads

What is a CAWG F150 and where do I find it? Click on the forms tab above, after you fill it out, save it on your computer so you don't have to do it all over again the next time.
Posted 23 March 2011

Missing Cadet Programs Conference found alive and well
After many frustrating and unsuccessful attempts, and numerous disappointments and rejections involving just about every potential weekend and facility combination in the Wing, we are now delighted to report that we were finally able to reserve the CAMP SAN LUIS OBISPO facility for MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, 27-30 MAY 2011. (Details)
Posted 24 Jan 2011
Safety Vests Available
An advance order of CAP Safety vests is going on. These are the same vests we wear at squadron (the nice ones) If you want to own a CAP Safety vest for UDF, Ground Team or any other activity that would require it, email khbenner@gmail.com with your size request and bring your payment in before the deadline of 20 May 2011. Safety vests like these normally cost more than $20.00, but we are getting a special bulk / CAP price of only $10.00. Available in Med, Large, XL, 2XL & 3XL.All orders must be submitted AND paid by 20 May 2011. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Posted 27 April 2011
CAWGESCalifornia Wing Ops Eval
The 2011 California Wing Ops Eval will take place 13 to 15 May 2011, with some tasks as early as 9 May 2011. Your wing needs maximum participation from all members to demonstrate our operational capabilities and readiness to the US Air Force. I would ask that all ES rated members mark these dates on your calendar and be available to participate. More information to come...
Posted 19 Nov 2010
POF2011 Planes Of Fame Air Show
Inland Empire Group 3 and Chino Cadet Squadron 20 would like to invite you participate in the largest antique war bird air show on the west coast. This year CAP air show operations will be run utilizing the Incident Command System.
Starts at 1800 on 13 May to 1800 15 May. Bring your Form 150 and your overnight stuff, including a sleeping bag. See flyer for more information.
Posted 22 Feb 2011
MoneyColonel Edwin W. Lewis, Jr. Flight Scholarship
This Flight Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Colonel Edwin W. Lewis, a 56-year member of Civil Air Patrol. At the time of his death he was the Director of Operations for the Pacific Region, Civil Air Patrol. He was a “pilot’s pilot” with vast knowledge of aviation from Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog’s to Boeing 747s. The purpose of the scholarship is to introduce a Civil Air Patrol Cadet to the wonders of flight. The funds from this scholarship will be used only for initial aviation flight training and no other purpose. The amount of the scholarship is determined each year. It has been $1,000 for the past two years. The deadline for applying for this scholarship each year is May 1. If you are interested, please print out a copy of the form and follow the directions.
PancakesRiverside's Salute To Veterans Parade Fund Raiser
We have a fantastic fund raising opportunity and a great parade. On Saturday 16 April we will be serving breakfast to parade participants and any hungry visitors. We need a lot of help to make this happen, and look forward to your participation. We will start at 0600 and we should start cleaning things up around 0930, the parade ends late morning. Remember all participants get credit towards uniform items and events like Encampment, BCS, etc... If you can help, please get your name on the sign up sheet ASAP. We will meet at the Riverside Community College campus lot "G" (More) (Map) (Google Map for Directions)
Posted 21 March 2011

O-RidesCadet O-Rides Coming Up Sunday 10 April
Sunday, 10 April 2011 from 0800 to 1700 at the Riverside Airport. There is very limited space. Flights will be on a first come first serve basis. You must be under 18. If you are 5 months since your last promotion, please do not apply. If you are not current on safety do not apply. E-Mail a CAPF150 to khbenner@gmail.com . You will be notified if you made the list. Please do not come without being notified, there will not be room for you to fly. Uniform will be BDU’s. Bring a signed copy of your Form 150 with you (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures). P. S. I need a few Senior member volunteers too.

What is an O-Ride? See Video. Fact Sheet for Moms & Dads

What is a CAWG F150 and where do I find it? Click on the forms tab above, after you fill it out, save it on your computer so you don't have to do it all over again the next time.
Posted 23 March 2011

 
Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC)
Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC) is a course for adult officers interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills in Cadet Programs leadership and management, particularly Cadet Programs (CP) Specialty Track seniors desiring to complete their Senior level rating. Participants must have completed Level 1 and CPPT. Cadets are not allowed as participants. 2, 3 April 2011. (Details)
Posted 24 Jan 201
K9 HeloRiverside Air Show
It’s time again for the Riverside Air show! Come be apart of an air show that last year brought in 94,000 people from all over California in a single day!
Details:
Arrive Friday night 25 MAR.2011, or Saturday morning 26 MAR.2011
Leave: Saturday evening 26 MAR.2011 around 1800
Now Calling for Staff!
Send your application in to: james.aeschliman@sbcglobal.net
See flyer
Posted 01 Feb 2011
BCSBCS Southern California
If you have not yet attended a Basic Cadet School or would like to staff one, here is your opportunity. 25-27 March in Escondido, CA. Cost $35.00 for students and $30.00 for staff. Staff deadline 25 Feb, Student deadline 4 Mar. Do not delay, These fill up fast. (flyer)
Posted 14 Feb 2011
Wet PlaneO-Rides Postponed Due to Weather
It is with deep regret that due to weather issues, we will have to postpone our Aerospace/Emergency Services/Orientation Flight day at Riverside Airport. The expected rain will make flight ops very difficult. We are planning on a future date in the very near future. I apologize to the many cadets who signed up and to the pilots who offered assistance. We had over 20+ cadets signed up for O-Flights (most were 1st flights!!!). Please keep your eyes and ears out for the updated date and time.
Posted 17 March 2011
SaluteWhat Happens In A Cadet Promotion Review Board?
Are you nervous about signing up for your first review board? Here is a five minute video of an actual review board. Take a look, and you will see it is not as scary as you think. This and other videos are going to start showing up on the Airman Basics - How Do I Promote Page. Don't forget, you can do your Review Board in Blues or BDU's. See video.
Posted 16 March 2011
KeiterKeiter2Congratulations To Our Latest Mitchell Award Cadet
Good Job C/2Lt Keiter. Earning your General Billy Mitchell Award has been a long and tedious process. This is a great Civil Air Patrol milestone, and this accomplishment alone will open doors for you down the road, not to mention all the growing, learning, and responsibility you have had to learn to get here. Good luck with your new endeavors, and congratulations again for your outstanding achievement.
Posted 15 March 2011
rankCurryRecycled Rank
Please bring in any old rank you no longer need. We are looking for donations to keep the rank and grade boxes full. The last several promotions and awards have been made with rank and ribbons provided at no cost to the receiving member. I would like to keep doing it this way, but I need your help. If you get promoted, please bring your old rank back to supply for recycling to the next member. If you would like to keep your old rank for your memories or personal collection, please stop by the supply room at some point after your promotion to purchase your rank or grade. Thanks.
Posted 06 Feb 2011
Letter From The National Commander
CAP uses a military style grade structure for both its Senior Members and Cadet Members. CAP grades for both cadet and senior members have no military standing, carry no authority over members of the Armed Forces, nor warrant the customs and courtesies afforded military members. (Read Letter)
Posted 16 Feb 2011

O-RidesCadet O-Rides Coming Up This Sunday
Sunday, 20 March 2011 from 0800 to 1700 Chino Squadron 20 and March Field Squadron 45 are planning an Aerospace Education/ES Day at the Riverside Airport. As part of the AE activities, we are planning on having O-Rides for cadets. E-Mail a CAPF150 to Group3DOS@gmail.com AND bring a signed copy (Both Unit CC and Parent/Witness Signatures). BDU’s for cadets, Flight-suits/appropriate uniform for Seniors. See Flyer.

Bring $5.00 for lunch!!

What is a CAWG F150 and where do I find it? Click on the forms tab above, after you fill it out, save it on your computer so you don't have to do it all over again the next time.
Posted 03 March 2011

MeetingSquadron 45 Staff Meeting 6 March
There will be a squadron 45 staff meeting at 1500 on 6 March 2011 at the Benner home. Bring food. Things to think about, Tightening up the Weekly meeting schedule, making time for review boards, events you would like to do, Fund Raising, Awards, Changes in the 52-16 Cadet Programs, Need someone to attend Riverside Parade Vet day meetings. e-mail me for a map and directions.
Posted 22 Feb 2011
MoneyScholarships For Aviation and Aerospace Studies
The Aero Club of Southern California in order to assist air-minded youngsters in pursuit of their education is offering 2010 scholarship grants of up to $2,500 to:
1. High School Students who plan to pursue studies in aviation or
aerospace.
2. Students currently pursuing aviation/aerospace studies in a College, University or nationally accredited technical school. (Details)
Posted 14 March 2010
Not Your Every Day Pilot
There will be a special guest speaker coming in on Aerospace night 28 Feb. This pilot has been stationed on March ARB for several years. She has many hours of experience flying something very special. She is one of several pilots of a special squadron at March. I had the privilege of hearing one of these pilots speak at the Aero Club. Their job is quite different and very interesting. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about something very cool.
Posted 14 Feb 2011
Color GuardCAWG COLOR GUARD / DRILL TEAM COMPETITION
11-13 March 2011 Vandenberg AFB
Another step to the National Cadet Competition, an annual program to evaluate the best team of cadets represented at wing, region and national levels for drill teams and color guards. Teams come from across America to compete to win the United States Air Force Chief of Staff Sweepstakes Trophy (given to the first place NDTC and NCGC winners), as well as other top awards.
All Escorts, Chaperone's, Parents, Siblings and Spectators must be on an MSA or they will not be allowed to enter the base for any reason (this is not an option) We will need full names CAPID's and Social Security numbers No Exceptions. (Details)
Posted 04 Feb 2011
CADET COLOR GUARDPalm Springs Squadron 11 Wins
Group 3 Cadet Color Guard Competition
It is with great pleasure that Group 3 announces the results of the 2011 Group 3 Color Guard Competition:
1st Place Overall: Palm Springs Composite Squadron 11
2nd Place Overall: Hemet-Ryan Composite Squadron 59
3rd Place Overall: Cable Composite Squadron 25
4th Place Overall: March Field Composite Squadron 45

All teams performed exceptionally well and were all very deserving of awards. The winner of the 2011 Group 3 Competition will represent Group 3 at the 2011 CAWG Cadet Competition. We would like to thank the many folks who helped make this year’s competition an outstanding success. We would also like to thank all competitors for their hard work and outstanding efforts. We wish Group 3 Color Guard the best of luck at the CAWG Cadet Competition!

MICHAEL GUNTER, 1st Lieutenant, CAP

Posted 26 Feb 2011
CADET COLOR GUARDGroup 3 Cadet Squadrons Cadet Color Guard Competition
26, February 2011 at Riverside Airport Starts at 0800
More details soon.
Posted 14 Feb 2011
GSAROvernight GSAR Exercise Riverside
Do you want to work on your ground team skills and get some of your SQTR signed off? Get your overnight 24 hour pack ready for a GSAR scheduled 19 Feb in the Riverside area. You must have your safety up to date including your Intro To CAP Safety. You must be in possession of a current GES 101 card, be GTM3 Trainee qualified and be physically fit. This will be treated as a real mission, so you must come prepared or you will be turned away. If you are interested, be sure you are on the Alert South list and or the Squadron 45 Alert List. Fully qualified members MUST have the GT Uniform. Others must have Orange vests. Check in begins at 0730 19 Feb 2011 Riverside Airport.
Posted 06 Feb 2011
Want To Fly More?
The EAA Young Eagles fly every month at Flabob Airport. If you are between 7 and 17 years old you qualify. Please see this link for more information.
In The BoxIn The Box
Go in "The Box" with the United States Army! 12 Feb 2011.
This is a great chance to see how our soldiers train to go to Iraq and Afghanistan. And see Goldstone, deep space communication center. We are working on getting into the tank simulators. Very cool experience. We will be meeting at 0845 at Fort Irwin at the painted rocks. Lunch will be $5.00 at the mess hall. There is limited space, first come first serve. $30.00. Click here for details.
You MUST have a signed form 150 BEFORE paying for this event or you will not be registered and cannot go!
Picture ID REQUIRED for All.
Drivers License # REQUIRED for all 18 and over, Safety Glasses REQUIRED for all (Sun Glasses OK)
Posted 2 Jan 2011
Disaster VSquadron Members earn Disaster Relief Ribbon with Presidential "V" device.
California Wing (CAWG) Civil Air Patrol was tasked with providing immediate assistance with evacuations as well as post-flood recovery clean up.
A total of 43 members from CAWG Groups 1, 3, 4, and 7 responded from distances as far north as Bakersfield and Santa Barbara, to as far south as San Diego. Of the 43 members, 10 of those where members of March Field Composite Squadron 45. (More)
Posted 02 Feb 2011
KellenYou Can Do It Too!
Congratulations to former cadet Kellen Casem. Kellen has been accepted to the California Maritime Academy as a Marine Transportation major. He will participate in the Naval ROTC program (run out of UC Berkeley) and graduate with his BS and a Coast Guard third mates license. After college he is planning on enlisting in the Navy.
Posted 04 Feb 2011
GTMGround Team Training (canceled due to low student registration)
Are you interested in getting involved in Emergency Services and Search and Rescue? If so, you may want to participate in the upcoming GTM3 Fam and prep training on 12 February at Cable Airport. You MUST be in good physical condition (able to do prolonged hiking over steep terrain, carrying heavy equipment) There are some important requirements to get done before you sign up. See this flyer for details and requirements. (Flyer)
Posted 25 Jan 2011
Flight SimExtra Monday Fun Day
We have an extra Monday this month on 31 January. We are planning to have Microsoft Flight Sim and X-Plane running on big screens. We will be running an aviation movie. We will have safety meeting make ups, eServices help and more. Please sign up to bring snacks to share. If you have a wifi enabled laptop to help with any eServices stuff please bring it so we can help as may members as possible.
Posted 13 Jan 2011
PromotionMore Promotion Instructions Posted
C/A1C Achievement 2 Hap Arnold and C/SrA Achievement 3 Mary Feik are now posted.
There are now easy to follow step by step instructions and a checklist for your first 2 promotions. Check the Airman Basics Tab above, then click on "How Do I Promote". Follow the instructions, have your checklist signed off as you go, then just turn in your signed off promotion checklist at the beginning of any uniformed meeting to the Commander or either Deputy Commander to get your promotion done that night! (coming soon for all other enlisted achievements)
Posted 23 Jan 2011
Benner-TennaACUT/MRO CLASS
GROUP 7 will present an ACUT/MRO radio class on 29 January 2011.
Location: US Army Reserve Center, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside. Get qualified to use CAP radios. An ACUT also qualifies you to request your own radio call sign (restrictions apply). MRO (Mission Radio Operator) allows you to help out in missions by working in the communications section. See flyer for more details. (Click here)
Posted 30 December 2010
PointNew Pictures Posted on the Photos Tab
Pictures from the Cable Air Show and Corona Airport flooding are now posted. The Cable Air show had an awesome turnout from a zillion different squadrons, thanks for all the help. (Yes zillion is a real word to me). UDF hunting in a boat at an airport, you don't see that everyday. Check out all of our pictures NOW!!!!
Posted 23 Jan 2011
AMACAPAMA and CAP are now Partners in Education
At the recent AMA Expo in Ontario, CA, AMA welcomed Major General Amy Courter, National Commander of CAP. We signed an MOU that formally recognizes a new educational partnership between the AMA and the CAP. In addition to introducing model aviation to CAP Cadets, a major benefit of this new partnership will open the door to engaging the more than 60,000 adult CAP volunteers in aero modeling activities, while allowing AMA youth access to the amazing amount of aerospace educational materials available through the CAP. AMA is excited about the opportunities that all of these new relationships will present. (Video)
Posted 05 Feb 2011
CAP FlightSorry, Canceled due to low funds
O-Rides Riverside Airport 26 Feb 2011
Sorry, Canceled due to low funds
Saturday 26 February at 0830 we will be conducting O-Rides at Riverside Airport. You must be a cadet under 18 actively participating at your squadron. You must have completed "Intro to CAP Safety for new Members" You must be current on your Safety meetings, and have a signed form 150. Register by sending your signed CAWG F-150 to Capt. Ken Benner khbenner@gmail.com We will have Aerospace Education classes and intro to Emergency Services. No walk-ins will be permitted, you must pre-register, and get a confirmation letter to attend. Hurry, there is limited space! Lunch will NOT be provided. Bring money for the airport cafe. Seniors, I need help staffing this event, please inquire at the e-mail above. We cannot do this without you.
Posted 25 Jan 2011

NEW CADET REGULATION PUBLISHED
The 2011 edition of CAPR 52-16, Cadet Program Management, is now available on-line This is the main document governing the Cadet Program. Although this regulation was just approved, it does not take effect until 1 February 2011 so that cadet program leaders will have time to review it and make note of the changes.
For a summary of changes, please see the slide presentation (Click here)
Posted 24 December 2010
PromotionEasy Step By Step Promotion Instructions
Attention all Cadet Airman Basics!
There are now easy to follow step by step instructions and a checklist for your first promotion to C/Amn. Check the Airman Basics Tab above, then click on "How Do I Promote". Follow the instructions, have your checklist signed off as you go, then just turn in your signed off promotion checklist at the beginning of any uniformed meeting to the Commander or either Deputy Commander to get your promotion done that night! (coming soon for all other enlisted achievements)
Posted 17 Jan 2011
Polar BearCOLD WEATHER SURVIVAL TRAINING BIVOUAC
Event is Full.
You may however put in a standby request
Group 7 is conducting a cold weather survival training Bivouac 4-6 February 2011 in at Big Bear Squadron 6750. Sign up Deadline: 31 Jan 2011
Event classes and activities include; Cold Weather Safety and Precautions, Avalanche Awareness, Cold Weather Air Operations, Avalanche Search Dogs, Cold Weather Equipment, Improvised Equipment, and much more. (more details)
Posted 12 Jan 2011
Cadet AE Officer
Accepting Cadet AE Officer Resumes and Cover Letter between now and the end of the year for position next year. Resumes and Cover Letters maybe turned into either Maj. Casem or 1Lt Stout.
Posted 23 November 2010
Cable Air ShowCable Air Show
The 36th Annual Cable Air Show January 7 – 9 Featuring the aerobatics of Mike Montgomery, Frank Donnelly, Rob Harrison, and Seamus McCoughley. Cost: $5 (to cover meals)
Cadet Staff Applications Deadline - December 30, 2010
Please send a resume and cover letter to the project officer. (Flyer)
Posted 11 December 2010
CoronaCorona Airport Flooding
Huge thanks to all that helped out at the Corona Airport Friday. The Corona Assistant City manager has expressed his gratitude and thanked us for a job well done. We helped protect dozens of aircraft in and around the airport by chocking the wheels with sand bags. We had a fantastic turn out, and a job that we expected to last all day and into the next was accomplished in just a few hours. This is exemplifies what CAP is all about, service to others. Thank you again to everyone for giving up a piece of your Christmas eve to help others. The Airport will be looking to us for more help to clean up flooded hangars in the near future. If you are interested, please keep an eye on your email and this website for updates.
Posted 24 December 2010
Corona Sand bagging
thank you for your help
Thank you so much for all the help I have been getting with donations for the Marines. Between all the PB&J, Snacks, Toiletries and goody boxes of various items everyone has been very generous. On behalf of the military members you are all helping, I would like to thank you all. Some of you have put together some very nice care packs, very creative, thank you. Feel free to be creative, please keep things small for easy travel and packing, and please nothing that will melt. Thank you cards, notes and letters are also very appreciated and low to no cost. If you want to learn more or do more, please click this link, or contact me 1Lt Ken Benner.
Posted 16 Nov 2010

Disaster relief
The recent storms have cause widespread damage. Part of our duty with Civil Air Patrol is Disaster Relief. Please be available for immediate response to assist in clean up and or safety. If you are available to help, AND HAVE you GES card (101 card) please contact 1Lt Benner ASAP (951) 634-5023 or khbenner@gmail.com

If you want to participate and do not yet have your GES card contact me anyhow and I will help you get it done.
Posted 23 December 2010

GiftHoliday Party 20 December
Be sure to attend our annual holiday party Monday 20 December. Bring a new wrapped gift valued at about $10 if you would like to participate in the gift exchange. Last year it was a blast, and it is sure to be just as much fun this year as well!
Be ready to sign up to bring Salad, Drinks or Dessert. Squadron will provide Pizza.
Posted 23 November 2010
In The BoxIn The Box
Go in "The Box" with the United States Army! 12 Feb 2011.
This is a great chance to see how our soldiers train to go to Iraq and Afghanistan. And see Goldstone, deep space communication center. Very cool experience. We will be meeting at painted rocks, visit the museum, lunch at the mess hall, meeting with the base commander, and the training at the Afghanistan village. Only 45 spaces, First come first serve. $30.00. More details soon!
Posted 6 Nov 2010

WWAWreaths Across America
is coming up soon and is planned to be bigger and better than ever. National Commander Maj. Gen. Courter has set new goals for us. The Civil Air Patrol has chosen Wreaths Across America as its premier annual community service event because it reflects CAP's own feelings about America and its veterans as evidenced by its motto:
Remember.. the fallen. - Honor.. those who serve. - Teach.. .our children the value of freedom.

Since CAP first became involved in 2006, Wreaths Across America has blossomed from honoring a few thousand veterans' graves with wreaths to placing more than 160,000 wreaths last year.

Though remembering veterans will always be the main focus of this program, Wreaths Across America benefits the community and Civil Air Patrol, too. For those of you who wish more people knew about CAP, this is a great way to make that happen.
To sponsor a wreath click here.
Sponsoring Group ID Number: CACAP007
Cemetery Designation: CARNCR
(flyer) (sponsorship form) (brochure) (fund raiser tally sheet)

Posted 16 October 2010

Holiday CardsBring In Holiday cards to give to the troops
Be sure to bring in holiday cards for the troops. These go to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who can't come home for the holidays. Please bring cards with envelopes. Bring several if you can, the more the better. Bring some stamps too if possible!
Posted 20 November 2010
AwardCAWG Conference Congratulations
At the California Wing Conference, Maj. Dave Goude and Capt. Robert Harris were recognized for their hard work. Maj. Goude was given the Outstanding Aerospace Education Officer of 2010 as well as the Gil Robb Wilson Award. Capt Harris was recognized as the Outstanding Character Development Instructor of 2010. Congratulations to you both!
Posted 14 Nov 2010
KC-135 SIMULATOR
For those who have been active members, and have also made the last safety meeting, The KC-135 Simulator has been made available to 6 CAP Members on Monday 8 Nov and six more Tuesday 9 Nov 2010 at 1630. This thing is an amazing full motion sim that looks and feels like the real thing! Be one of the first 6 members to get your CAWG form 150 in to Maj Goude. No flight experience required! Please if you have not been making regular meetings or have not been very active, give way to those who have been. Meet here (Map)
Posted 27 Oct 2010
Cocharan Air ShowAnnouncing The 2010 Jacqueline Cochran Air Show!
All hands are needed at this year’s Jacqueline Cochran Air Show in Thermal, Calif. on Saturday, 6 November, 2010. Civil Air Patrol personnel are needed to conduct flight line operations, crowd control, recruiting, color guard, and other operations. Hosted by Palm Springs Composite Squadron 11. Friday overnight billeting available! Check-in begins 1700 hrs. Friday, 5 November, 2010. Duty day, Sat: 0700-1900 hrs. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner provided at no cost. Send Form 150s and any questions to Sq11Airshow@gmail.com. See Flyer.
Posted 03 October 2010
SAREX TRAFFIC - THIS IS A DRILL
Attn CAWG GT Members, CAWG has been requested by the Riverside County Sheriff's Office to assist with the search for missing Boy Scouts in the Lake Matthews/Perris area. All available Ground Team members are requested to report to mission base, 17922 Orangewood Lane, Riverside, CA 92503, by 08:00 Sunday 31 October 2010. All members are requested to bring their GT3 equipment and available communications (VHF) equipment. For questions, please contact ICT3(T) Paul Saba npfd505@yahoo.com Access gate code is for Mission Base is "9797" Paul Saba, Capt, CAP ICT3 Trainee, CAWG Group 3 GT SAREX
Posted 30 Oct 2010
SafetyNew Safety Requirements for all members
The Basic Safety Course is now the “Introduction to CAP Safety for New Members.” This course now must be completed as a part of a Senior Members Level I requirements and as a part of a cadets Curry Achievement requirements. All members will be required to take this course by 31 December 2010 in accordance with updated national policy. (click here to start)
Posted 16 October 2010
GSARLake Mathews Group 3 SAREX on Sunday 31 Oct
All participants must be GTM3 trainees or higher. You must be current on Safety Briefs, and EO. Cadets are encouraged to attend. Focus of the SAREX is to expand on GTM3 skills and complete various SQTR's that require field work. SAREX will be a "real-world" style training mission. Participants are expected to participate as if this was a "real-world" mission. All participants need to come prepared for a GTM3 level mission. Because of the nature of the mission, minimal details are provided. i.e. no supply list...you should know what you need (GTM3 trainee FAM & PREP). Full & proper uniforms are required (our professional image is important) Training will conclude when all objectives are met. Space is limited, please contact 1Lt Benner khbenner@gmail.com ASAP so we can get an idea how many will attend! Click here for more information.
Squadron 45 Members see 1Lt Benner ASAP if you want to participate. Call if you have any questions (478) CAP-SQ45
Posted 06 October 2010
WWREWings Wheels Rotors & Expo 2010 Sunday 24 October
Come help South Coast Group 7 support the U.S. Army and the 9th Annual Wings, Wheels, & Rotors. We will be manning the flight line to help keep the public safe. WWRE 2010 is an open house and family event at the Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) All the activities will take place on the flight line on Los Alamitos Army Airfield. Cadet Flight Commanders, First Sergeant, and Flight Sergeants also needed!!
See Flyer
Posted 06 October 2010

ACUT Class 30 October at Los Alamitos JFTC
There ere are approximately 6 more slots available for this class. If you wish to attend, please provide the appropriate form -- forwarded through your unit commander for approval per the announcements for this class.
ALSO NOTE: We have greatly simplified the enrollment process for this ACUT class yet there are applicants who are not following the procedure outlined in the class announcement. In order to enroll properly, you MUST adhere to the following (NO exceptions): See this attachment for instructions.

Posted 17 October 2010
NCOSApplication deadline extended
Cadet Non-Commissioned Officers' School (NCOS) South
22 - 24 October
Part of the California Wing Integrated Leadership Program
Get “Hands On” Experience in: • Instructional Methods – “Learn to Teach” • Instruction on Color Guard & Guidon • Interaction – New Faces & New Experiences • Evaluations – "Tell 'em What's Good" • Drill and Ceremonies - “You’re in Charge” • NCO Responsibilities


Student: Email CAWG Form 150 to 1Lt Heidi Olson at holson1@san.rr.com, with follow-up signed CAWG Form 150 and $40 check.
Application deadline for students is extended to 8 October 2010. (more)
(flyer)
Posted 20 September 2010
BowlingPlease Collect and Turn in Bowling Pledges
Please bring in All of your bowling pledges ASAP. I know we were interrupted by a long weekend, but lets wrap up the bowling donations before they are forgotten.
Posted 13 September 2010
Group 3CAP Group 3 on Facebook
We now have a Group 3 Facebook page and Twitter feed. This includes the Group 3 press releases, news tidbits, news stories and such that are posted to the Group 3 website NEWS but it also sometimes includes a retreat of something posted by NASA, FEMA, CAPNHQ, or VANGUARD. Link
Posted 03 October 2010
SabersCadet Saber Detail
We need 10 Cadets to help out with a saber detail at the 163rd Airman of the Year Awards at the March Field museum on October 2. This is short notice and I need commitments ASAP. The Sabers and training will be provided be the March Color Guard on the 20th and 27th of September at 1730 Bldg 441. This is the next two Mondays. The uniform of the day is acceptable for training. Blues will be required for the event on Saturday 2 Oct. Please contact 1Lt Benner ASAP if you can commit to this. khbenner@gmail.com
Posted 16 September 2010
SafetySenior Member Level 1 Requirements have changed
There is a new additional requirements for completing Level I for Senior Membership. The National Headquarters has a fifth module on safety. They have now made a basic safety test a requirement for membership. Each new senior member, will now be required to pass the basic safety test found in e-services CAP utilities. I recommend ALL Senior members take this. You can never learn too much about safety! Level 1: Foundations
Posted 15 September 2010
BBQBase Picnic (Mandatory Attendance)
This Saturday is the March Base Picnic. Be here by 0830 with your form 150. You will be helping us give back to the base, and personnel, that do so much for us. We will have a recruiting booth, and will help with food, drinks and cleanup. There is no cost, and lunch is included. The picnic will be at the park east of building 441. You must have your CAP ID to participate. If you are not yet a member I appreciate the offers but you cannot yet help.
Posted 13 September 2010

BlackFormer Commander honored at Civil Air Patrol’s Annual Conference and National Board
LT Col Black, a former commander of Squadron 45 and current member of the Squadron, was honored with the Meritorious Service Award (MSA), for her part in the overhaul and roll-out of the new on-line CAP Officer Basic Course (OBC), formerly called ECI 13, and for her meritorious service in Command Leadership, Col Black was one of more than 20 Civil Air Patrol members honored with a national CAP service award. (more)
Posted 8 September 2010

knMajor Congratulations to Maj. Karen L. Nahrstadt
The exceptional community service of Civil Air Patrol member Maj. Karen L. Nahrstadt of Wildomar, California was recognized during an awards ceremony Sept. 4 during the Civil Air Patrol’s 2010 Annual Conference and National Board at the San Diego Marriott Marina.

Nahrstadt, a member of March Field Composite Squadron 45   was honored with the National Character Development Instructor of the year for her meritorious service as the Squadron’s senior Character Development Officer (CDI), one of more than 20 Civil Air Patrol members honored with a national CAP service award. (more)
Posted 5 September 2010

USAFAcademy Night
Academy night at Squadron 45 has been one of our favorite meetings at CAP. On 13 September we are doing it again. If you are interested in becoming a military officer in any branch of service, you will not want to miss this. Please invite your parents to attend as well. See you there. (more)
Posted 24 August 2010

Pictures Posted
Pictures posted from SLS/CLC and Bowling
Posted 1 September 2010
BowlingPenny A Pin Bowlathon
Our bowling fund raiser will be on 30 Aug 2010 at Arlington Lanes in Riverside. Cadet fund raiser to support Civil Air Patrol, Squadron 45. C/CMSgt Frymire put out a challenge, Airmen vs. Staff. Who will get the most donations. Click here for a donation sheet and more information. Starts at 0630, try to be early. Members are free, others are only $1.00 per game. Bring food money if you want to eat
Posted 6 August 2010

SLS/CLC
SLS / CLC are being offered on August 28-29, 2010 at March Air Reserve Base, 0800 @ bldg 44.
Squadron Leadership School (SLS) 2 day course designed to introduce members to the functions and missions of a Civil Air Patrol unit.
Corporate Learning Course (CLC) 2 day course to broaden your understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the CAP Wing, how your squadron affects and is affected by Wing operations. (application) (flyer)
Posted 24 August 2010

Saturday Move Canceled
If you were coming out to help us move Saturday, it has been postponed. Thank you for the offer to help.
Posted 19 August 2010
Big Bear Ground SchoolYouth Adventure Ground School
Final notice: only two weeks before the big bear pilot's Association and big bear valley composite squadron 6750 Presents: The youth aviation adventure ground school. 21 August Big Bear Airport. Even if you have a good background in aerospace education this would be a good refresher course for you. We have a limited number of cadet seats available since other youth groups are signing up now! What is it? Where is it?
Posted 7 August 2010


MitchellGeneral Billy Mitchell Award
Congratulations To C/2Lt Nathan Goude as he is presented with his General Billy Mitchell Award on Monday.
The General Billy Mitchell Award is earned by Civil Air Patrol cadets who have successfully completed the second phase of the cadet program. It marks the end of the enlisted phase of the cadet program; cadets are promoted to Cadet Second Lieutenants upon receipt and, by extension, Cadet Officers. This is a very important milestone in the CAP Cadet program. (More)

Posted 10 August 2010
SARSearch and Rescue Award
Congratulations to C/2Lt Michael Benner as he is presented with a Search and Rescue Ribbon. The Search and Rescue Ribbon is awarded to members who actively participate in at least 10 search and rescue sorties. All sorties must be in support of an actual search and rescue mission authorized through appropriate authorities. Ground Personnel. Credit given will be computed on the basis of time spent on a mission and the nature of the duties performed. (More)
Posted 10 August 2010
66ersSquadron 45 Color Guard
The Squadron 45 Color Guard will be presenting the Colors at this Tuesdays ball game in San Bernardino for the Inland Empire 66ers. The game starts at 1905, and tickets are available as low as $2.00. Come on out and watch the game.

Posted 29 July 2010
Congratulation To The New Cadet Commander
Congratulations to C/CMSgt Frymire on you new appointment and thank you C/CMSgt Goude for your service. Over the next few weeks C/CMSgt Frymire and her staff will be implementing our new echelon program. I will be posting details on it as we fine tune it.
Posted 13 July 2010
Group 3 BanquetInland Empire Group 3 Banquet
“Through aviation it’s a small world”

Held this year at the World Famous Planes of Fame Museum. As a special gesture to the heritage of the Civil Air Patrol, the Museum has generously permitted the use of their display hanger for the banquet. In addition the museum has agreed to leave two other remaining attached display hangars open for Civil Air Patrol personnel to walk around and view the vintage aircraft on display.
Cost:
$30 per person inclusive (deadline: July 12th, 2010)
$40 per person inclusive (deadline: July 19th, 2010)
No walk-ins permitted (Flyer and More information)
Posted 8 June 2010

Squadron 45 Group PictureSquadron 45 2010 Group Picture
The Group picture is now available on the "Photos" link.
Posted 15 July 2010

CAP O-RideCadet Orientation Rides interrupted by MIssion, Including some First Finds.
It was clear from the beginning, that it was going to be a very busy day for the cadet O-Rides, as we had more participants than expected. Then right in the middle of the day we received a report of an ELT East of March ARB. (more)
Posted 27 June 2010

C-17 Incentive Ride 16 June 2010Solano

At 0800 we reported under the tower and there was a lot to look forward to, once we were loaded into the C-17 we were told to buckle up and get ready for take off.
(Read more)

Posted 17 June 2010

First Find Congratulations
AFRCC search mission 10M0440 was opened 15 June and closed 16 June 2010 for a 121.5MHz Distress Radio Beacon signal reported by aircraft over the LA metro area.
An EPIRB was located and silenced on a dock in Alamitos Bay by a CAP UDF team.
Non-distress Find authorized for Jon Stokes (Gp1 HQ) and Kenneth Benner, Aaron Stout, Amanda Benner, Michael Benner and Corwynn Casem (Sq 45).

Congratulations to Amanda Benner and Corwynn Casem on earning their first non-distress Find.

Also, thanks to the USCG for providing a Lat/Long close to the objective.

Rich Lovick
IC CAWG
Posted 16 June 2010

C-17C-17 Incentive Ride MARB Wednesday 16 June at 0800
Hurry! Limited space, first come first serve!

ALL SEATS FULL. Accepting standby 150's for cancellations

(You will get a confirmation if you made the list. Please do not come if I did not confirm you, there will not be room for you)
Reserve your seat by emailing your form-150 (please include your SSN) to khbenner@gmail.com. Please click this link for all the details.
Posted 9 June 2010
Squadron 45Squadron 45 Awards Banquet
Our squadron 45 Awards Banquet is coming up Monday 28 June.
Please complete your attendance and food choice slip by 21 June! See flyer for more details and directions. (Flyer)
Posted 31 May 2010
BCSBCS / ATS Was A Fantastic Success
The March BCS/ATS went great. Everyone did very well. We look forward to all of the students excelling with their new knowledge and possibly returning next year as staff or instructors. Good job to all and thank you for everyone's help and support. I would like to offer a special thanks to all the parents for supporting your Cadets in this great organization. Lots of pictures have been posted.
Posted 30 May 2010

CAP FlightWay to go Squadron 45!!!
Orientation Flight day for Group 3
(What are O-Rides)
Applications are closed.. A total of 9 Cadets signed up for the O-Rides. 8 of the sign ups are from Squadron 45!!!! ONLY because of you, the O-Rides will go on! Great job!
We are finalizing plans for Saturday 26 June. I am very proud of you, and look forward to seeing all of you there.
(Details)

Seniors, I need volunteers to help manage this event. (no experience needed) Please contact 1Lt Benner if you can help! khbenner@gmail.com
Posted 27 May 2010

KC-135KC-135 SIMULATOR
For those who have been active members, and have also made the last safety meeting, The KC-135 Simulator has been made available to 6 CAP Members on Thursday 3 June 2010 at 1630. This thing is an amazing full motion sim that looks and feels like the real thing! Be one of the first 6 members to get your CAWG form 150 in to Maj Goude. No flight experience required! Please if you have not been making regular meetings or have not been very active, give way to those who have been. Meet here (Map)
Posted 21 May 2010


Slide Shows Working Again
Finally got the software needed to update the slide shows under the Photos link. Check it out. More to come.
Recently added: Pancake Breakfast, Riverside Air Show, GSAR, Cable Air Show.
Posted 8 May 2010

CAWG/NVWG Encampment 2010 Camp Pendleton.
This is the closest Encampment to home you will see. If you have been to BCS, you should seriously consider going to Encampment this year. It will be one of the most challenging and fun, team building experiences you can have with CAP. (more)

Basics: 17 - 24 July
Staff: 15 - 24 July

More information, cost, equipment list, application procedures will be posted on www.cawgcadets.org.
Posted 8 May 2010

Community Service RibbonCommunity Service
A Community service Log is now posted on the "Forms" page. You can use this form to help you track your community service.
The Community Service Ribbon is awarded to senior members and cadets who complete 60 hours of community service. The community service must be done outside of Civil Air Patrol, and is verified by somebody other than the member. Use of the specific form posted on this site is not required, it is provided for your convenience, however some sort of documentation is required to request the Community Service ribbon.
Posted 24 April 2010

BCSBCS / ATS
BCS/ATS at March ARB, 28-30 May, 2010. BSC reviews Cadet Activities and Programs, Cadet Honor Code and Core Values, Cadet Responsibilities, CAP Missions, CAP Organization & History, Drill and Ceremonies, Professionalism, Wear of the CAP Uniforms, And lots more!!
Hurry only 60 students will be accepted. (Flyer)
Posted 24 April 2010

Safety BadgeCalifornia Wing Safety Down Day.
YOU MUST ATTEND THE NEXT MONDAY MEETING 24 MAY, AND ASSOCIATED SAFETY TRAINING to be eligible to attend ANY upcoming events, including BCS/ATS! or KC-135 Sim.
In the course of one week CAWG has experienced six (6) safety mishaps. This trend must cease immediately.
Looking at these mishaps, virtually every one of them could have been avoided or prevented with a little attention to detail, ORM, preventative measures and/or training.
To stem the tide of safety mishaps and incidents, I am declaring a Safety Down Day for California Wing.

Posted 19 May 2010

CAP FlightO-Ride Sunday Corona Airport at 1300
I know this is short notice, but there is one seat available for an O-Ride this Sunday. We are still arranging a big O-Ride event possibly in June but need to fill just this one seat right now. If you have never been on a CAP O-Ride you get priority. Be the first under 18 Cadet to get a Form 150 to me with a Parents signature or phone call. Again I want to make this seat available to a Cadet that has not been on an O-ride before, and you must have a 150 emailed to me with a signature or phone call from a parent.
Posted 19 May 2010

Planes Of Fame Airshow PosterPlanes of Fame Air show - Chino Airport
14-16 May 2010 Inland Empire Group 3 and Chino Cadet Squadron 20 would like to invite you participate in the largest antique war bird air show on the west coast. Uniform is BDU's. See attached equipment list. BRING SUN SCREEN (Details)
Posted 4 March 2010
Corona RCCorona R/C Club Battle For The Empire R/C Combat Event
Saturday, May 8th, is the “Battle for the Empire” R/C Combat event at the Corona R/C Club field. R/C combat is an exciting fast paced competitive sport. The sky is filled with fast moving planes in swirling dogfights and high speed pursuits. Cut streamers fill the air and the ace’s planes are draped with opponent’s streamers as they hunt down their next target. If’ you’ve never seen combat before, you owe it to yourself to check this out. Starts at 0900 ends when they are done! (More info and directions)
This is not a CAP event. No uniform or 150 required.
Posted 3 May 2010

Raptor and MustangAir Fest 2010
Thunder Over The Empire
April 30 to May 2 Friday thru Sunday.
• Our mission: Assisting Security forces, parking, recruiting, program sales, meal preparation, cleanup, and communications. We will be sharing a meal with Security Forces Saturday night.
• Send all form 150s to CapMarchAirFest@yahoo.com, and we will e-mail you an acceptance packet. (More) If you need a letter for school click here
Posted 4 March 2010

KC-135Anyone want to fly a KC-135
Now open to any !ACTIVE! members.
For those who have been active members, and have also made the last safety meeting, The KC-135 Simulator has been made available to 6 CAP Members on Tuesday 20 April 2010 at 1630. This thing is an amazing full motion sim that looks and feels like the real thing! Be one of the first 6 members to get your CAWG form 150 in to Maj Goude. No flight experience required! Please if you have not been making regular meetings or have not been very active, give way to those who have been. Meet here (Map)
Posted 7 April 2010

PancakesRiverside's Salute To Veterans Parade Fund Raiser
We have a fantastic fund raising opportunity and a great parade. On Saturday 17 April we will be serving breakfast to parade participants and any hungry visitors. We are also considering having a flight in the parade. We need a lot of help to make this happen, and look forward to your participation. We will start at 0530 and we should start cleaning things up around 0930, the parade ends late morning. Remember all participants get credit towards uniform items and events like Encampment, BCS, etc... If you can help, please get your name on the sign up sheet ASAP. We will meet at the Riverside Community College campus lot "G" (More) (Map)
Posted 2 April 2010

The Base has requested our assistance
We are still short handed, this is a great opportunity to serve and show the Air force that we appreciate what they do for us. (Like KC-135 Simulators and C-17 Rides) If you can, please volunteer ASAP!!!

March has requested our help for a retirement ceremony for Chief Master Sergeant Ray Neubig this Saturday 10 April. We need several Cadets and Senior in dress blues (tie if you have it) for this event. We will meet at the March Cultural Center at 1330. The ceremony should conclude at 1500 Please contact 1Lt Ken Benner if you are able to help out.
Directions; enter March at the Cactus Gate, continue down Graeber to Baucom, then left, The Cultural Center is an old theater near the end of the street on the left.
Posted 8 March 2010

Riverside Air Show2010 Riverside Air Show - Riverside Airport
Mission: Flight line, Recruiting, Fund raising and having fun!
Emergency Services Training in Urban Direction Finding (UDF) and Mission Radio Operator (MRO) on Friday Night!
Cost: FREE (Flyer) (CAWG Cadets Link) Directions - Airport Map
Posted 4 March 2010
C-17C-17 Incentive Ride MARB 24 March
Hurry! Only 10 spaces, first come first serve!
Send in your SIGNED form 150 along with your school name and grade ASAP to Capt Dave Goude. You need to get excused from school for this educational “field trip”. • Wednesday, 24 March at MARB 0800. Arrive building 441 March Air Reserve Base at 0800. Uniform (BDU's)
Flight is scheduled to return around 1300.
There are two Release of Liability forms, one for under 18 (Parents consent), and one for those over 18. Please fill out the appropriate one for you and bring it with you. Download this this letter to school, if you need additional support to get the school day off. You will not be allowed to participate, if we are missing a completed form 150, or the above Release of Liability form.
Posted 2 March 2010
PB&JPeanut Butter and Jelly
Thousands of our Soldiers pass through March ARB every month heading overseas and returning home. They are offered a quick meal while they wait for their next ride. A variety of foods are set out for them and the first to go is always the PB&J. Please help Flag Mama stock up. Bring in jar of peanut butter and jelly to the next meeting.
Posted 9 March 2010
TrashBase Cleanup was a success
19 members participated in picking up three fields and a fence line of trash consisting of 18 bags and several large items. Heavy Feb.. rains caused the neighboring channel to overflow and spread trash over the three fields, which have now been restored to their clean meadow like spring appearance. After the hard work was completed, participants were treated with fresh oranges and pie. Thanks to all who made the effort to help the base and assist with this community project.

Posted 13 March 2010
Group 3 GSAR Went Great!
Southern California has a new group of Ground Team member trainees. Everyone learned a lot and had a great weekend of training at Sq 29s home in Norco. Thank you to all who helped this happen and to all the participating members. Special thanks to Capt Saba who has done so much to promote the inclusion of cadets in emergency services.
(more)
Posted 21 February 2010 Updated 9 February
Base Cleanup "Take Two"
OK, we are gonna try this again. Please come to this Saturdays base clean up from 0800 to 1200. meet at bldg 441 at 0800. Uniform is BDU's or long pants if you have no uniform yet. Bring gloves too if you have them.
Posted 9 March 2010
weedsBase Clean Up Day POSTPONED
Because of the strong storm that is forecast to arrive in Southern California on Saturday, we are postponing the March ARB Cleanup to a later date. Please monitor the website for further details.
Posted 3 March 2010
Iraqi StudentsOpportunity To Help Iraqi Military Families. Last chance to bring in supplies extended to Monday 1 March, Please do what you can!
Chief Philips with the 163rd, has asked for some help, they have taken on a project to teach English to some Iraqi military families. They have asked for school supplies, 1st or 2nd grade reading material and diapers. Any help that the we can lend will be greatly appreciated. This project does have small window of opportunity, we need to bring these supplies in to the 22 Feb meeting.
Posted 7 February 2010 Updated 9 February
Moving TruckThank you, Thank you Thank you!!
Moving out of Building 263
We had a great turn out for our moving day and got an amazing amount of work done. Thank you so much for everyone's hard work, we couldn't have done it without all of you. Congratulations to Segura and Campbell who both won an airplane ride after the move. I think they had fun, but you will have to ask them next time you see them.
Posted 13 February 2010
GSARGroup 3 Intro to GSAR Training Weekend 19-21 February
(Hosted by Corona Cadet Squadron 29 & Group 3 CESLDP)
This is an intensive combination of classroom and field training that provides students with the opportunity to complete all requirements for qualification for Urban Direction Finding (UDF) and Basic Ground Team Trainee (GTM-3) rating. (More) Applicants must have GES rating prior to arrival. No exceptions. (101 card)
How do I get my 101 card?
Posted 16 January 2010
Riverside Air ShowCall for Cadet Command Staff
The 2010 Riverside Air show is rapidly approaching. The air show will be the 27th of March 2010 at the Riverside Airport . We are accepting applications for the Cadet Command Staff to oversee and manage this year’s activity. (More)
Posted 11 January 2010
Moving TruckMoving Day: Moving out of Building 263
Thanks in advance to all that are coming in Saturday to help us move out of building 263. Please be there at 0800 if possible, late arrivals are welcome, we plan to keep going until 1600. Lunch will be provided. Uniform will be civies, please wear long pants and bring gloves if you have them.
To get to Building 263, continue down Graeber past our regular building, look for a long building at an angle, in a parking lot on the right, just before the control tower. You can call Lt Benner with any questions at (951) 634-5023
Posted 9 February 2010
ClassroomICS 400 - Advanced ICS 6 February
Command and General Staff on Complex Incidents
Purpose
This course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS).
Who Should Attentive target audience for this course is ES folks who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi agency Coordination Entity.
This course expands upon information covered in ICS-100 through ICS-300 courses. (More)
Posted 5 January 2010
Cadet ProgramsTIME IS FLYING!
NOW is the time to make your plans to attend the 2010 CADET PROGRAMS CONFERENCE on President's Day Weekend (12-15 FEB 2010) at Camp San Luis Obispo! Register early and SAVE $$$$$! (Flyer)
Posted 5 January 2010

Radio OperatorAll Interested in CAP Radio Communications:
Personnel in need of CAPF 76, the Radio Operator Authorization, are invited to attend Group 7’s upcoming Radio Class, which will be held on 30 January, 2010 at Group 7 Headquarters, 3976 Constitution Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720-5140. (More)
Posted 3 January 2010
Busy Week For CAP Ground Teams
Mission 10-M-0055
FAA Operations Officer Diana Joubert says the twin-engine Cessna 340 was found Thursday morning in the San Bernardino County foothills about five miles from the Rialto Municipal Airport.
The plane may have crashed on Monday, when it took off from Henderson, Nev., en route to Compton.
A Civil Air Patrol ground crew confirmed the wreckage around 2 a.m.
http://cbs2.com/local/2.People.Killed.2.1439733.html
Good job to all involved. Ground teams by SQ 20, 29, and 45.
Posted 21 January 2010

Two Lives Saved!! This is CAP Emergency Services.
GSAR1GSAR2
Mission 10-M-0046 opened 18 January and closed 19 January 2010 for a missing Cessna 172, on a training flight from Williams Airport in Yucca Valley to Palm Springs, two people on board. (More) (More)

Interested in saving some lives?? Go to the Group 3 Intro to GSAR Training Weekend 19-21 February. Open to Cadets and Seniors.
Hurry! Spaces are going fast!! (Click Here)

Posted 20 January 2010

SAREXSAREX January 23-24 in Hemet.
Saddleback Composite Squadron 68 will be hosting a SAREX January 23-24 in Hemet. The SAREX will include a fully staffed base -- with base staff and ground team training open to cadets. (More)
Posted 8 December 2009
Cable Air Show 2010Cable Air Show
Featuring the aerobatics of Julie Clark, Frank Donnelly, Rob Harrison, and Dan Buchanan. Also featuring RC aircraft demonstrations, a classic car show, and displays of war birds, vintage, antique, and home built aircraft.
When: January 8 – 10
Arrive: January 8 @ 1830
Depart: January 10 @ 1600 (See Flyer)
Posted 8 December 2009
SIR
In this issue
July 2009


Archive
Oct, 2006 - June, 2008
Square Dance FundraiserNew Years Eve Fund raiser
Catering dinner for the Calico Quails Square-dance at the United Methodist Church in Yucaipa.
1600 to no later than 2200. Prep, serve, clean up. Blue jeans and Sq t-shirt uniform of the event.
We are meeting at 2:00pm on the 31st at the bakery on corner of California and H street. Submit form 150 to Capt E. Goude. Overnight at Goude’s with breakfast and Parade watching in AM possible.
Posted 10 October 2009
Wreaths Across America
At 8:53 am in driving rain the Patriot Guard Riders began their slow roar of their motorcycles as they entered Riverside National Cemetery (RNC) carrying the ceremonial wreaths along with three gold star mothers, in a truck, to deliver the ceremonial wreaths to the RNC Amphitheater for the Wreaths Across America and Civil Air Patrol's (CAP) fourth annual Ceremony honoring our veterans who are buried in the National Cemetery, considered to be the Arlington of the West Coast.(More)
Posted 16 December 2009
The Wait Is Over!
CAP Officer Basic Course Replaces ADL-13 Beginning 1 January 2010
RESERVE YOUR SLOT NOW!
The Civil Air Patrol Officer Basic Course (OBC), written by CAP members for CAP members, replaces ADL-13 as the activity requirement for the Level II, Benjamin O. Davis Award. (More)
Posted 8 December 2009

GiftHoliday Party 21 December
Be sure to attend our annual holiday party Monday 21 December. Bring a new wrapped gift valued at about $10 if you would like to participate in the gift exchange. Last year it was a blast, and it is sure to be just as much fun this year as well!
Be ready to sign up to bring Salad, Drinks or Desert. Squadron will provide Pizza.
Posted 23 November 2009
Wreaths across AmericaWreaths Across America 12 Dec
Honor a Veteran and earn money for your squadron with this fund raiser. (More) (Flyer)
Be there at 0800, for event to start on time at 0900.
Letter from Maj Gen Courter.

Brochure - Order Form
CAP AirplaneCadet O-Rides Sunday
O-rides went great. The weather was perfect. 5 Cadets from Sq 29 got rides, but, unfortunately no Sq 45 Cadets were able to make it. If we expect to have these fantastic opportunities provided to us in the future, Cadets must take advantage of O-Rides when they are made available. If a lack of interest is perceived, a lack of funding may soon follow!!!
Posted 22 November 2009
Civil Air Patrol celebrating 68th anniversary
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – The 58,000 citizen volunteers of the Civil Air Patrol will mark CAP’s 68th anniversary on 1 Dec.
The celebration commemorates the rich history of vigilant service provided by the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force over the past seven decades.
See Press Release
Posted 27 November 2009
CAP AirplaneCadet O-Rides are Go for Sunday
UPDATE: Due to weather on Saturday, we will be holding O-Rides on Sunday. Be at Riverside Airport at 0800 Sunday. You must bring a form 150. If you have a 101 card, bring it too for some bonus training. BDU's are required. Please email me or call, if you plan to go. khbenner@gmail.com (951) 634-5023
Posted 17 November 2009
NCOSNCOS South
(Noncommissioned Officer School)
November 13-15th. Get “Hands On” Experience in :
Instructional Methods “Learn to Teach” Instruction on Color Guard & Guidon Interaction — New Faces and New Experiences Evaluation Drill and Ceremonies “You’re in Charge” NCO Responsibilities Evaluation “tell’em what’s good”. See Flyer (Directions)
Posted 19 September 2009
Day Out With ThomasDay Out With Thomas Fund raiser 11 Nov
Orange Empire Rail Museum, Perris. (Directions)
Duties include parking, train assistance, crossing guards, reading room, jumpers, photo asst.
0700 to 1700. Breakfast (if you are on time) and lunch provided.
Sign up at Squadron and hand in form 150 to Capt Goude ASAP.
The 7th and 8th have been canceled, but the 11th is still available.
Posted 10 October 2009
TRM Air ShowCochran Air Show 7 Nov
Please contact Lt Benner if you plan to go, so I can get a head count. khbenner@gmail.com
Sign up at Squadron and hand in your form 150 to Lt Benner ASAP
You can check in Friday at 1700 or Saturday at 0700. Meals provided. (Details) (Direction)
Posted 10 October 2009
Equal Opportunity Training
There are quite a few members of Squadron 45 that have not yet completed Equal Opportunity Training. National Headquarters has developed an Equal Opportunity Training presentation.  This training is required for all members, both senior and cadet.  The training takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.  Click this link
Posted 27 September 2009

Safety BadgeBenefit to attending meetings regularly?
You bet, there were a few cadets that wanted to attend this Weekends Air Show and O-Rides, but can't due to missing Safety meetings. CAP NHQ requires Safety meetings for your protection and the safety of others. If you are missing too many, you cannot participate in the fun stuff. Ask the Safety officer about safety meeting make-ups, they can be done on a none safety night if you need to get caught up.
Posted 28 August 2009
First Find Congratulations Find Ribbon
Congratulations to Capt Dave Goude and 1Lt Alex Goude on their first finds during a UDF mission Sunday afternoon 23 August. We found a very strong ELT in a Piper parked at Torrance Municipal Airport. This one was a little too easy.
Posted 25 August 2009
10 New ACUT Qualified members for SQ45
Everyone that took the ACUT class from Squadron 45 passed the test and will be getting their Advanced ROA card, congratulations to all!!!
Posted 23 August 2009
Fund Raising Opportunity (Click here)
Please invite friends to read this
Posted 30 Oct 2008
Check Out The New Cadet Super Chart
The Cadet Super Chart brings together data from several charts – the “Path of Progression,” the “Leadership Expectations,” the “CPFT Standards,” and more. It’s sure to become a fixture on every squadron bulletin board and every cadet’s bedroom wall.
See the Airman Basics Button at the top of this page.
Posted 11 Jul 2009
Emergency Services
If you want to participate in some of the fun ES training we are doing with Squadron 29, you will need your 101 Card. Here is how you get it.
Posted 11 Dec 2008
!!!MORE SPACE FOR ALL CADETS!!! NEW TIME
C-17 Incentive Ride MARB 28 Oct
Due to a AFJROTC cancellation we STILL HAVE SPACE for all Cadets under the age of 21 • Send in your SIGNED form 150 along with your school name and grade ASAP to Capt Dave Goude. You need to get excused from school for this educational “field trip”. • Wednesday, 28 October at MARB 0800. Arrive building 263 March Air Reserve Base at 0800. Uniform (BDU's)
Flight is scheduled to return before lunch.
There are two Release of Liability forms, one for under 18 (Parents consent), and one for those over 18. Please fill out the appropriate one for you and bring it with you. Download this this letter to school, if you need additional support to get the school day off. You will not be allowed to participate, if we are missing a completed form 150, or the above Release of Liability form.
Posted 10 October 2009
BBQ163rd Family Day 3 Oct 2009
16 cadets and 10 Senior officers are needed to help out at this event. We will be setting up and serving lunch as well as running our CAP Information booth. Some senior officers will be grilling hamburgers and hotdog's.
• Arrival time is 0930 on Saturday, Oct 3rd
• Uniform of the day is BDU's
• Bring in your form 150s soon.

Posted 19 September 2009
Base Picnic
We need a head count for the Base picnic. This picnic is one of our duties, not just an activity. If you are not going to the Wing Conference, you need to be at the picnic at 0830 Directions
Please Email 1Lt Ken Benner at khbenner@gmail.com to confirm Wing Conference or Picnic. Thanks for your help!
Posted 28 August 2009
Airforce AcademyFree College Anyone??
2nd Annual Academy Night
On September 14, Squadron 45 will hold its 2nd Annual Academy night. We will have representatives from the office of Congressman Ken Calvert, the Air Force Academy, and Merchant Marine Academy. Cadets, be sure to invite your parents to attend this meeting. (More)
Posted 1 August 2009
JPLJPL Tour 25 August
The Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena will be giving us a tour Tuesday afternoon 25 August. Be there at 1230 for the 1300 tour.
All adults be sure to bring ID. The tour involves a lot of walking and lasts about 2-1/2 hrs, so wear comfortable shoes
No Uniform, wear civies Bring a CAWGF150
Pictures are encouraged, so bring a camera.
If you need transportation please let someone know. There is no cost for this tour or parking. (Directions)
Posted 14 Jul 2009
North Island NASCongratulations to 2Lt Aaron Stout on his First Find
At 1700 14 August, 1Lt Ken Benner, C/CMSgt Michael Benner, 1Lt Bob Harris, 2Lt Aaron Stout, and Maj. Mark Wallace, from Squadron 57 were dispatched to the San Diego Metro area to search for an ELT. We found two! (More)
Posted 16 August 2009
Benner-tennaACUT / MRO Class at March ARB 22 Aug
ACUT is this Saturday 22 Aug being held at March ARB Bldg 263. Check in at 0830 class starts 0900 sharp!
$15 cost includes food. See Flyer
Posted 3 July 2009
Port Of Long BeachMore First Finds for our UDF teams
This was the most fun ELT hunt I have been on yet!
Read about our ELT hunt last night at the Port of Long Beach.
(Click Here)
Posted 3 July 2009
ATS2009 BCS/ATS Pictures are posted
Go to the pictures tab
Posted 5 July 2009
Group 3 Banquet
The latest word I have for the Group 3 Banquet is to wear Blues or Corporate uniform. Doors open at 1730 starts at 1800
Posted 22 Jul 2009
EncampmentEncampment Is Full
NO ADDITIONAL CADET APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Applications postmarked or emailed on 16 July or earlier will be reviewed. Those that have paid will be given priority.
Applications postmarked or emailed 17 July (today) or later will not be processed.
Total count as of now: 317
Please direct questions or concerns to ctg@cawgcadets.org.
Posted 17 July 2009

KC-135DirtyKC-135 Simulator Coming up Monday0830 - 1600
Be there at your signed up time and bring your F150 and $5.00 for lunch
Posted 8 Jun 2009 edited 8 Jul 2009
This Weekends TLC
Thank you to those cadets volunteering to help out with this weekends TLC, You will need your Blues, BDU's and PT uniforms, and your form 150, I will sign it at the event. There is no cost to you, you eat free. Please arrive in BDU's
Check in 0730 Saturday until 1600. (Directions)
Posted 8 July 2009
EncampmentEncampment Filling Up Fast
The joint California Wing/Nevada Wing Cadet Encampment scheduled for 8-15 August at Camp San Luis Obispo is filling up fast!
We are getting close to the maximum number of basic cadet attendees, especially for female basic cadets.
The application process may need to close soon. Don't miss what may possibly be the largest encampment ever in CAP!
Go to www.cawgcadets.org today and be part of the history! Posted 3 July 2009

SAREX Training Mission Sunday 28 June in Norco
This is a UDF Training Mission. 101 Cards are required! Some positions require trainee approval as well. (How to get my 101 card)
If you are having trouble with your 101 requirements, Tutoring will be available Saturday night the 27th at Lt Saba's house.
Posted 16 Jun 2009
BCSBCS / ATS Went well
Everyone Survived. There was plenty of learning and marching, with a touch of barracks inspections.

Pictures Coming Soon
Posted 20 Jun 2009 Updated 23 June 2009
BCSBCS / ATS Starts this Friday
Report time 1800 Friday 19 June 2009                              
Graduation: 1600 Sunday 21 June 2009
Location:  March ARB
(More info and equipment list)
Posted 15 Jun 2009
T-34sHow Cool Is This!
You never know what might happen when you come to an event showing off airplanes.
Any guesses who is in the back seat of one of these T-34's (Answer)
Posted 13 Jun 2009
CAP Pilot WingsCongratulations to C/SMSgt Benner
Michael has completed his CAP Form 5 Check ride and is now a qualified CAP Pilot
Posted 12 Jun 2009
Congratulations Are In Order!
Good job to C/SMSgt Benner for earning his pilot certificate last Saturday and to 2Lt Benner for his instrument rating on the same day. Yeah for us!
Posted 13 Jun 2009
Squadron 45 Awards Banquet.
Next Monday at The Grove in Riverside. 1730-2100. Dress Blues, or Blues, Females may wear dresses.
(Directions)
Posted 11 Jun 2009
Aero Club Open House and Family Day
Saturday 13 June 1300 - 1800.
Aero Club is at March ARB just south of 441 Look for it on the right and park on the left. If you have any questions, call Lt Benner (951) 634-5023
THIS IS NOT A CAP EVENT (Flyer)
Posted 11 Jun 2009
Character Development and Leadership Nights Swapped in July
The nights of the 6th and 13th have been swapped to make the KC-135 Sim work out.
Posted 8 Jun 2009
Cadets needed to assist with senior training program
To improve cadet programs. The Training Leaders of Cadets course needs cadets to play actors in simulated cadet programs roles. Cadets will be wearing various uniforms (PT, Blues and BDU's).
The class will be at the Home Gardens Public Library Community Room, July 11th from 0800-1700. The building is located on the corner of Neece St and Magnolia Ave in Home Gardens (Corona) next to the fire station. Come help make cadet programs better for everyone by teaching our senior members.
Posted 1 Jun 2009
Squadron 45 Awards Banquet Monday 15 June 2009
Fellow Cadets and Senior members will be recognized this night, you might be one of them. Bring Family and Friends, but you must sign up and pay for your meal ahead of time. See 1Lt Taylor.
1730-2100 The Grove in Riverside $20.00 per person.
(Directions)
Posted 1 Jun 2009

Successful Square Dance Fund Raiser
There were 17 Seniors and Cadets at Patton Hospital fund raiser, from squadrons 29 and 45. We served 175 square dancers a meal of Tri-tip and Lemon chicken, with baked beans, coleslaw, and salad with pie for dessert.
We received many compliments on the food and the chefs.
A big THANK YOU for all who helped out.
Posted 31 May 2009
First Find! Congratulations Lt E. Doyle!
Thursday night members of SQ 29 and 45 went out on a UDF mission to locate an ELT.
If you want to go, and are available for one of these missions, talk to 2Lt Benner about what you need to do.
Posted 29 May 2009
Square Dance Fund Raiser
This Saturday 30 May at 1500.
Join us at Patton State Hospital to help out with our SQ45 / 29 Fund Raiser.

Square DancersLocation: Auditorium at Patton State Hospital.
Directions: Off the 210 at Highland Ave. go East, Patton State Hospital is on your Left about 1 Mile. Turn in at the Main drive, continue up to the top and turn Left, the Auditorium will be directly in front of you.
Time: 1500 - 2030
Uniform: BDU's Bring Form 150

Posted 26 May 2009
A Salute to Fallen Heroes
The Administration at Riverside National Cemetery, RNC has honored Squadron 45 by asking us to participate in this year’s Memorial Day event, 25 May, “ A Salute to Fallen Heroes.” This is an extraordinary honor and a chance for us to serve our Veterans and their families. (More Info) (See Flyer)
Posted 13 May 2009
Commander’s Memorial Day Bar-B-Que
Monday, May 25th at 2:30pm Sq 45 is holding its 5th Annual Picnic at the 163 National Guard’s picnic area (grass mall behind the flag pole)
See Flyer for what to bring!
Posted 18 May 2009
First Find! Congratulations Michael Benner and Nathan Goude!
Wednesday night members of SQ 29 and 45 went out on a UDF mission to locate an ELT in the LA area. The ELT was located in a parked helicopter at Los Alamitos JFTC and secured.
If you want to go, and are available for one of these missions, talk to 2Lt Benner about what you need to do.
Posted 14 May 2009
Yes, You Too Can Become A Victim
NEW START TIME! 0800!
No experience needed for this one. March's medical teams are conducting training Sunday May 17, and they need victims from 0800-1600, however only 10 people are needed after lunch. You may be assigned an injury with a note, or if you like, they will make a mess of you with bandages and stage blood.
Wear clothes you are willing to have stained and cut or damaged if you want to go with the messy version.
Lunch and breaks will be included. CAP members bring your form 150 and some sun screen. Others bring sunscreen. BDU's or Civies (at your option)
Meet at Bldg 1360 Next to the March Post Office
Look for the brown address sign on the left side of the street

Family and Friends are invited also.
Please contact 2Lt Benner if you are planning to attend so I can Get a head count (951) 634-5023 or khbenner@gmail.com
Posted 27 Apr 2009 Updated 13 May 2009
ES Weekend was pretty cool!!2009 May 05 ES Weekend
Everything when great, there was not enough time to do all we wanted to do though,... Something to look forward to next time. Thank you to everyone that participated and thanks to all that helped run the thing. We are definitely getting better at the CESLD Program. There are a lot of big plans for the future. We hope everyone come back and brings more cadets with you.
(Pictures)
Posted 3 May 2009
Lt Harris CCACongratulations Lt Harris
Monday 20 April 1Lt Harris was awarded the Commanders Commendation Award for his outstanding work with Wreaths Across America
Posted 24 April 2009
In the BoxWe Went In The Box
Thank you Capt Woodford for putting together a great event. Everyone had a good time and learned a lot. See pictures.
Posted 25 April 2009
Military Academy Night,
Monday 27 April 2009 6:00 to 8:00 pm Presented By Congressman Ken Calvert Riverside Office of Education, Conference center 3939 13th Street, Riverside
Meet representatives from all five Academies - Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, Army and Navy.
Posted 13 April 2009
ES Weekend in May (CESLDP)
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED NEWCOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!
Cadet Emergency Services and Leadership Development Program
There will be another ES weekend coming up May 1-3 at SQ29 in Norco. We will be combining what we learned last time with some fun new ideas and events. No experience needed, Bonus for each team member that has a 101 ES Card. Cost $25.00. Arrive by 1800 Friday 1 May. Bring Form 150 and the items on this list (Get Directions) See Flyer
Posted 1 Mar 2009 Updated 30 Mar 2009
Great Big Thank You!!
The 263 clean up became a bigger project than we had anticipated. Thank you soooooo much to those that participated. We moved tons of furniture and made a very nice classroom/meeting room environment. More to come.
Posted 20 April 2009
CANCELED DUE TO LOW INTEREST
Airman Training School (ATS) 24-26 April in Escondido CANCELED
In order for a cadet to effectively prepare himself or herself to be a leader, they must first ensure they have strong followership skills. Airman Training School gives cadets the tools and practice necessary to develop effective followership skills. See flyer
Posted 13 April 2009
*** CANCELED ***
Canceled for low turn-out
4th Annual Salute To Veterans Parade 18 April 2009
Squadrons 29 & 45 will be participating in this years Salute to Veterans Parade in down town Riverside with a Marching Unit and Color Guard.
Time: Must be staged before 0845 at the "F" staging area. we are unit 104. Uniform - Blues, Bring your Form 150.
Parade web site and Staging location
Posted 07 Apr 2009
Land Navigation Went Perfect
Everyone had a good time and got some great new experience in Urban Direction finding and Navigation.
(See Pictures)
Posted 05 Apr 2009
Congratulations to C/Ab Ross and Capt Casem
In tonight's bowling Ross wins both for high game and high series. And congratulations to Capt. Casem for the Senior members high scores!
Posted 30 Mar 2009 Updated 5 Apr 2009
Thank You
The Riverside Air Show Committee has asked that I pass along a BIG thank you to CAP for your outstanding support and assistance. They were also very impressed with the politeness and professionalism of all our Cadets. Great Job and Thank you!!
Posted 03 Apr 2009
Land Navigation Training and BBQ
CESLDP will be conducting land navigation training this Saturday 4 April from 0730 - 1800 in the Lake Mathews area. Please contact 2Lt Benner (951) 634-5023 if you are planning to attend. If you have your 101 card you can get some of your SQTR items signed off. $10 covers lunch and BBQ dinner! Bring a CAPF150 (Directions) Gate code 6543 BRING SUN SCREEN and of course BDU's. For AFJROTC, Leather boots are required!
Posted 30 Mar 2009
Riverside Air show 2009 A Success
See slide show
The Riverside Air Show was a complete success. Thank you to everyone involved, it was a lot of work, but together we got it done! (Download Group Picture)

Posted 29 Mar 2009
Riverside Air show 2009
HELP WANTED!!!!
Saturday, March 28 Cadets and Seniors needed to assist with flight line security and air show operations. Cadet Staff & Leadership positions are still available! (Details)
Posted 21 Mar 2009
It's Not Too Late!!!!
A second Group has been authorized, Sign up time has been extended, but you better sign up now!!
Go in "The Box" with the United States Army!

This is a cool looking new program with a special tour available to CAP on 25 April 2009. Limited space, First come first serve. (Details)
Posted 15 Mar 2009
Congratulations to Squadron 11
For winning the 2009 Group 3 Color Guard Competition, although we at Squadron 45 did come in a very respectable 2nd place.
Everyone learned a lot and had a good time. We'll get 'em next time!!
P. s. Thanks for lunch Capt Giles!!!
(Pictures) (See Action Report)
Posted 21 Feb 2009
Lost and Found
A pocket knife was found outside 441 last night 16 Feb. If you think it might be yours, describe it to 2Lt Benner for its return.
Posted 16 Feb 2009
Group 3 Cadet Squadrons Cadet Color Guard Competition
21, February 2009 March Air Reserve Base Building 263
0800 Hrs. to 1600 Hrs. Lunch will be provided
(Get Flyer)
Any questions e mail Doug Giles or Dave Goude
Posted 7 Feb 2009
Lake Elsinore Hope Program Food handouts
14 February 2009 6:00 - 11:00
NO form 150 and NO uniform, This is not a CAP event!
Community Service looks great on Academy, College and Job applications!!!
(Directions)
Posted 7 Feb 2009
Equal Opportunity Training
All Sq 45 members
National Headquarters has developed an Equal Opportunity Training presentation.  This training is required for all members, both senior and cadet.  The training takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
(Details and Link to training)
Posted 30 Jan 2009
New Schedule for 2009
There will be an all new training schedule and uniform schedule for 2009. The new schedule includes dedicated testing time and a new test sign up process. This will make it easier for cadets to advance. See the calendar link for the new schedule
Posted 03 Dec 2008

Cadet Programs Conference

CPC Participants:

The forecast for today and the weekend is rain over most of California.  The highest priority is that everyone arrive at CPC safely.  For those driving tonight -- especially from long distances, please be extra careful and alert. 

Our desired end of registration tonight is 2300.  However, we will stay "open" later to accommodate late arrivals.  Please don't feel rushed to get to CPC before the end of registration deadline.  Just let us know if you will be coming in after 2300.  You may leave a voice message at 1-800-5CADETS or text (preferred over voice) the project officer at 818-731-6918.

Be safe.  See you at CPC!

-- Marc Cohen, Lt Col, CAP
CPC Poobah

The Cadet Programs Conference schedule has been posted to www.cawgcadets.org (under the activities banner).
Seminar selections will take place at CPC.
Reminder: Bring rain gear.  Forecast is rain through the weekend.


Are you ready to gain valuable knowledge and enjoy the fun of participating in Cadet Programs Conference?

13 - 16 Feb. 2009 (Details)
Posted 03 Dec 2008

2Lt Benner gets his first find during a 28 Jan UDF Mission
Wednesday evening an ELT transmission was reported just north of Ontario Intl, 1Lt Saba, 1Lt Giles, and 2Lt Benner (on his first UDF training mission) located the ELT in a vehicle in Rancho Cucamonga. It was apparently accidentally activated during transport.
Posted 29 Jan 2009
Inland Empire Squadrons attend BCUT Training
In an effort to enhance the new emergency services program for cadets, Corona Cadet Squadron 29 hosted a Basic Communicator User Training (BCUT) class. Approximately 25 Members from Squadron 29 and March Field Composite Squadron 45 attended the training class during the January ES training night for Squadron 29.(More)
Posted 22 Jan 2009
Aviation weather and flight planning.
Next Aerospace training night, 26 Jan, Bring a laptop if you can.
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If you don't have Power point on your computer, you can download the Power point Viewer
Posted 20 Jan 2009
Advanced Communications User Training
(ACUT) 31 Jan 2009 JFTB Los Alamitos
completion of this course and test will qualify the attendee for a non-expiring ACUT card. ACUT is for those wishing to get their own CAP radio station licenses (with Yosemite call-signs), and -- for senior members -- to advance in the Communications Specialty Track as per CAPP 214. (Details)
Posted 11 Jan 2009
BCUT Training at Squadron 29
(Squadron 29) January 21st meeting.  Completion of this course will certify members to use CAP radios during activities.(Details)
Posted 24 Dec 2008
Academy of Model Aeronautics 2009 Expo
The Academy of Model Aeronautics Invites All Civil Air Patrol Cadets to Attend Expo 2009 For Free In Uniform.
Fly, Hover and Soar with Planes and Helicopters Galore at the Academy of Model Aeronautics 2009 Expo January 9-11 at Ontario Convention Center. (Details)
Posted 24 Dec 2008
Cable Air Show
Featuring the aerobatics of Frank Donnelly, Doug Jardine, and Jon Melby. Also featuring RC aircraft demonstrations, a classic car show, and displays of war birds, vintage, antique, and home built aircraft.
When: January 9 – 11 (Details)
Posted 11 Dec 2008
Holiday party and gift exchange Monday
Please sign up to bring food or drinks (see list and sign up)
Remember to bring a wrapped gift valued at about $10.00 if you want to participate in the gift exchange.

Posted 15 Dec 2008
Wreaths Across America -- Very Successful
A bit chilly and overcast, but a very good turn out. Impressive ceremony filled with Pride, Thanks and Memories. We were fortunate to be a part of it. Thank you to all who participated.. (Pictures)
Posted 13 Dec 2008
Wreaths Across America
Saturday December 13th, We will be honoring our veterans with a memorial service, and placing wreaths for:
Army – Navy – Marines – Air Force – Coast Guard – POW/MIA – & Merchant Marine
Be there at 0815
Riverside National Cemetery 22495 Van Buren Blvd
GET IN YOUR FORM 150s
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Posted 20 Sept 2008
CAP Sunday
Is actually CAP Saturday and Sunday (Details)
Posted 5 Dec 2008

Doolittle Dinner

Guests of honor from left to right: Dick Cole, Lt Col (Ret) Co-Pilot for James Doolittle, Gen, Edith McClure, WWII Army Nurse & Raider Spouse, Tung Sheng Liu, assisted crew members escape and evade the Japanese.
Posted 20 Nov 2008

Everyone survived the ES Weekend
Miles of hiking, mixed with sometimes frustrating searches, the excitement of the find and survival skills competition, ended with an awesome campfire and roasted marshmallows. Everyone is leaving with new confidence in their abilities and some good memories! See Pictures
Posted 23 Nov 2008

Doolittle Dinner

Guests of honor from left to right: Dick Cole, Lt Col (Ret) Co-Pilot for James Doolittle, Gen, Edith McClure, WWII Army Nurse & Raider Spouse, Tung Sheng Liu, assisted crew members escape and evade the Japanese.
Posted 20 Nov 2008

O-Ride!!!! This Weekend!!!!!!
Cadets,
We have arranged for O-rides this Saturday at Cable airport in Upland. There will be at least six rides available: 0830, 1030, and 1300. At this time only four cadets per time slot for a total of 12 Cadets.
To participate you must be a current member under 18, and in BDU's. Contact me either by phone or e-mail to reserve your spot. Cell 909-319-2976.
Directions are from I 10 in Ontario take Mountain Exit, go North on Mountain to Foothill, Left to Benson, Right to 13th st, Left to first driveway on right, enter gate and turn right before the first hanger, at the end of the hanger turn left, Sq 25 building will be on your right before you get to the runway. Don't delay as these slots will fill up.

Thanks
David Goude
Capt CAP
Sq 45 CC
Email davegoude@yahoo.com or Call (909) 319-2976
Bring your Form 150
Posted 12 Nov 2008
The Great Southern California Shake-out
Today Thursday 13 November
We need to meet at 0830 at the ROTC building at Norco High, Coming from the 15 Fwy. take 6th St. east to Temescal South, Norco high will be on your left side, Take the driveway next to the Athletic fields east to the ROTC building, If you have any problems call me at (951) 258-5218
Bring your Form 150 Wear BDU's
Posted 12 Nov 2008
NCOS Pictures
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Posted 27 Oct 2008
October Safety Program:
October is National Safety Down Day.  What this means is we have a safety night instead of a safety briefing. Airplane safety, Vehicle safety and Personal Safety will be the topics covered.  Senior officers and cadets are needed to help present this program. Please contact Capt Elizabeth Goude to volunteer.
Posted 19 Sept 2008
First Aid Training
November 4th and 6th at 441. Be sure to sign up at squadron and turn in your Form 150
Cost $12.00 Make checks payable to CAP CAWG 007
Posted 4 Sept 2008
CPR Training
November 1st 2008 Be sure to sign up at squadron and turn in your Form 150 (See Schedule)
Cost $30.00 Make checks payable to CAP CAWG 007
Posted 4 Sept 2008
Congratulations to:
Cadet Airman Adam Albrecht on your promotion!
Posted 28 Aug 2008
New CAWG Form 150 Available on the Forms page
Please tell me if you have any problems with it.
Ken Benner
Posted 8 Sept 2008
Base Picnic went well, Thanks for everyone's help!!
Even with frozen hands and food juice showers we had some fun and got it done, with of course, the help of all the other volunteers and doners. (Pix)
Posted 14 Sept 2008
Thank you to our Academy Speakers
Remember, the Air Force Academy web site is www.academyadmissions.com
Posted 6 Oct 2008
Scanner Training
In just one weekend. 10th -12th of October 2008 (Details)
Posted 27 Aug 2008
Planning to go to one of the military Academies
We have some special guest speakers coming on October 6th to tell you what you need to do!! (details)
Posted 6 Sept 2008
Aerospace training Rocketry Project
In an effort to get done what we need to get done, we could use a little help from you. 22 Sept 2008 (details)
Posted 11 Sept 2008

Thank you SMSgt DeJauregui

USAF Liaison SMSgt Frank DeJauregui was honored at Squadron 45 for his contribution to the squadron for the past two years. (Details)
Posted 28 Aug 2008
New CAPNHQ e-mails
National Headquarters personnel will be utilizing the new capnhq.gov email address. (Details)
Posted 27 Aug 2008
National Preparedness Month
September is "National Preparedness Month". As a member of an organization whose motto in Latin, Semper Vigilans, translates "Always Vigilant"; we should be at the forefront of vigilance by preparing our homes, families and ourselves in the event of a natural disaster or other catastrophe. (Details)
Posted 27 Aug 2008
Encampment 2008 week book now posted!
(get it here) Printed version coming soon to all squadrons!
Posted 22 Aug 2008
SLS/CLC
Thank you to all the Cadets that helped out, and congratulations to all Senior members that attended.
Posted 18 Aug 2008
Posted 11 August 2008
Congratulations to:
Cadet Airman Zachary Casey on your promotion!
Posted 28 July 2008

Congratulations to:
Cadet Airman Austin Awender on your promotion!

Posted 10 August 2008
Encampment
Everyone survived Encampment and has returned home safely. Congratulations to all who attended!!
Posted 28 July 2008

Group 3 Banquet went very well, a toast to everyone!
Congratulations to all award winners and Nominees. Thank you to everyone that helped put this together! (see pictures)

Posted 28 July 2008

Very informative and interesting Predator tour.
Thanks to all who arranged this event! (see pictures)

Posted 26 July 2008

Welcome IACE and surprise KC-135 simulator opportunity.
Enjoyed having dinner with IACE cadets, also the IACE Cadets and a few of our cadets got to fly the KC-135 simulator, Pretty cool.
(see pictures)

Posted 21 July 2008
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!
To everyone that helped out Saturday for the Squadron clean up day, thank you for a job well done!!!
Posted 2 July 2008
Thank you
To all who participated in the Wildomar inauguration. (See Pictures)
Posted August 2008
Congratulation
Congratulations to C/2lt Doyle as he accepts command of Squadron 45. Thank you to Chief Frymire for a job well done.


Posted August 2008

BCS (Update)
We had an OUTSTANDING time. Thank you to all who participated, and congratulations to all who received special recognition.

Slide show of all the pictures are on-line now.
See all the BCS pictures

 
 
3 December 2007
Cadet Patrick Mc Connell Promoted to Cadet Airman
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1 December 2007
Squadron 45 Earns Top Award at Group 3 Color Guard Competition!
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29 October 2007
C/CMSgt O'Kane earns the Mitchell Award and Promoted to Cadet 2Lt
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8 October 2007
C/CMSgt O'Kane Awarded Air Force Association Citation
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8 October 2007
SSgt Keiter Promoted to Cadet TSgt.  Cadets Franklin and Goude Promoted to Cadet Senior Airman  Cadet Frymire Promotes to Cadet Airman
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24 September 2007
Cadets Sebastian V. Domingo and Mitchell J. Robles Promoted to Cadet Airman
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16 September 2007
SMSgt Frank DeJauregui Throws First Pitch!
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16 September 2007
Squadron 45 Assists with MARB Picnic
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10 September 2007
Cadet Peter Boyko Promoted to Cadet Staff Sergeant
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26 August 2007
Big Bear City Airport's Wings Over Big Bear 2007
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24-26 August 2007
Squadron 45 worked together with Squadron 6750 to assist with Big Bear City Airport's "Wings Over Big Bear Air Fest 2007"
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16 August 2007
Squadron 45 Assists At Annual Banquet
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13 August 2007
Capt Neubauer Receives the Group 3 Moral Leadership Officer of the Year.  Cathy Neubauer Promoted to Major and Marissa Strauss Promoted to Cadet Senior Airman. 
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6 August 2007
Major Mike Boyko Receives Group 3 Cadet Program Officer of the Year
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28July 2007
Squadron 45 shines at Group 3 Awards Banquet!
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4 July 2007
Squadron 45 Marches in Moreno Valley's 2007 Fourth of July Parade!
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22 January 2007
Squadron 45 Celebrates its 50th Anniversary
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14 December 2006
Squadron 45 Cadets Participate in Wreath Ceremony at the Riverside National Cemetery Led by Chaplain LtCol Jack Nahrstadt
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30 Oct 2006
Squadron 45 Receives Composite Squadron of the Year Award and Senior Members Receive Commander Commendations!
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30 Oct 2006
Squadron 45 Celebrates October 2006 Promotions!
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30 Oct 2006
Squadron 45 Experiences First-Rate Aerospace Training
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19 Sept 2006
Squadron 45 Assists at MARB Picnic
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14 Aug 2006
Chaplain Jack Celebrates 70th!
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27-28 May 2006
March Air Field Museum Open Cockpit
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28-30 April 2006
Squadrons 29 and 45 Assist at Air Fest 2006
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10 April 2006
Squadron 45 Receives Recognition!
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1&2 April 2006
Professional Development Weekend
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15 February 2006
Three Seniors Earn Yeager Awards
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10 January 2006
Moulage (Disaster Drill)
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13 January 2006
C-17 Arrival "The Spirit of Ronald Reagan"
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12 December 2005
Squadron 45's Annual Awards Banquet
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29 October 2005
Squadron 45 Senior Members Attend the 2005 Wing Conference
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1 October 2005
Squadron 45 Serves'em Up!
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22 Aug 2005
Cadets Barrera and Boyko Promoted
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19 Aug 2005
Squadron 45 Participates in F-16 Refueling
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9 Aug 2005
C-17 Arrival
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8 Aug 2005
Squadron Commander Black and SM Willow Promoted
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6 Aug 2005
Squadron Carwash A Success!!!
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1 Aug 2005
Cadet Airman Applegate Achieves Honor Pup Award
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18 July 2005
Legal Officer Rob Nagby Promoted to Captain
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11 July 2005
Cadets Doyle and Goude Promoted
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11 July 2005
Cadet 2dLt. Cami Bushem Receives The Billy Mitchell Award
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9 July 2005
2005 Group 3 Dining-Out
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27 June 2005
KC-135 Orientation Ride
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11-12 June 2005
Civil Air Patrol Squadron Leadership School (SLS) sponsored by Squadron 45
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6 June 2005
C/Tech Sgt. Lorraine Barrera receives Air Force Association Award
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1 June 2005
C-17 Hangar Dedication
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30 May 2005
Commander's Barbecue
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30 May 2005
Gill Robb Wilson Memorial Ceremony
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28 May 2005
LtCol Jack Nahrstadt presents Level I Orientation and CPPT to Senior Members
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21-27 May 2005
Squadron Commander Major Jessica Black attends and graduates from the Region Staff College
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20-22 May 2005
CAP Members Assist at the Chino Air Show
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9 May 2005
Promotion, Award and Education
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26 April 2005

MC/SMSGT Cami Bushem was awarded the Veterans of Foreign Wars "Non-Commissioned Officer Citation and Medal Award"

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24 April 2005
March Air Field Museum Open Cockpit
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15-17 April 2005
Basic Cadet School
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9 April 2005
Cadet Advisory Council
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 26 March 2005
Cadets Complete CPR Training
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