Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CAP Exceeds 100,000 Flying Hours for 2nd Straight Year

(This post originally appeared on www.CAP.news)

Photo Credit www.CAP.news
For the second straight year, Civil Air Patrol has amassed 100,000 flying hours for its 560-plane fleet, which is recognized as one of the largest assemblages of single-engine aircraft in the world.
John Desmarais, CAP’s director of operations, said the milestone was met during a flight Thursday morning in Puerto Rico, in which a CAP aircrew was taking photographs of damage by Hurricane Maria throughout the island.
“I really didn’t think we were going to make it to 100,000 flying hours a month ago,” said Desmarais, who had set the lofty goal for the 2017 fiscal year, which ends Saturday.
An increase in Air Force-assigned disaster relief missions in the wake of recent hurricanes in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands contributed greatly to accomplishing the 100,000-mark again. In fiscal 2016, CAP flying hours totaled 104,525 hours — the highest in the last five years.
Disaster relief flights have totaled 2,830 more hours this year than last, Desmarais said. He cited dozens of disaster relief missions and other federal, state and local agency support missions across the country, ranging from the massive rainfall that accompanied Hurricane Matthew in the fall of 2016 to recent support for the responses to hurricanes Harvey, which also wrought historic flooding; Irma; and Maria. Harvey, Irma and Maria all made landfall during the past five weeks, prompting CAP aircrews to take to the skies in support of emergency responders.
Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, who took over as CAP national commander at the 2017 National Conference during the organization’s response to Hurricane Harvey, said he’s was not surprised CAP’s recent disaster relief flights help put the organization over the 100,000 mark for the year.
“Our aircrews are the best, always training and always ready to serve,” Smith said. “And CAP’s large fleet of Cessna aircraft provides these professionally trained aircrews with the perfect platform to provide quick and reliable reconnaissance to the Air Force as well as emergency responders on the ground.”
In addition to the uptick in disaster relief flying hours in fiscal 2017, CAP also saw an increase in homeland security missions, which included its more than 600 MQ-9 remote piloted aircraft escort flights in support of the Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing. As part of the U.S. Air Force Reaper Training Program for pilots and sensor operators, CAP aircrews accompanied MQ-9 Reapers to and from Military Restricted Airspace in central New York state for training exercises. This support has helped save taxpayers over $1 million and has increased MQ-9 training by 25 percent.
“CAP is always looking for new opportunities for our members to fly in support of their communities across the country,” Desmarais said.
Smith agreed, adding, “We don’t often know when our next mission will come, so we must be prepared at all times.”

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

2017 Huntington Beach Airshow was a success!!

The 2017 Huntington Beach Airshow was an unqualified success and members of Squadron 150 (and from our South Coast Group 7 squadrons along with other squadrons from California Wing) played a key role in helping make the show a success!

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members helped with airshow operations by assisting the aircrews at both Los Alamitos JFTB and at John Wayne Airport, manning the parachutist drop zone area along the beach, helping with the volunteer and VIP parking lots, escorting the parachutists from the drop zone and other tasks.

CAP senior members and cadets also manned two booths, one located on the beach near show center and one located on the main festival area telling visitors about CAP, what we do and why we matter. We had approximately 150 people (from all over the area) express an interest in CAP and we're excited to see them at an upcoming meetings in squadrons in their area.

Did we mention that we also had some of the best "seats" in the house for the airshow? We are already looking forward to the 2018 show!

CAP Booth at Festival Area (Photo: 2d Lt. Rommel Anacan)

CAP Glider from Squadron 41 at show center (Photo: 2d Lt. Rommel Anacan)

CAP booth at show center (Photo: 2d Lt. Rommel Anacan)

A selfie moment with 2d Lt. Rommel Anacan (L) and SM Erika Soto (R)
 (Photo: 2d Lt. Rommel Anacan)

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

More Pictures from the September Search and Rescue Training Exercise (SAREX)

Photo Credit: San Diego Group 8
Photo Credit: San Diego Group 8

2d Lt. Rommel Anacan (L) with his fellow crew members during the SAREX
Photo Credit:San Diego Group 8

Photo Credit:San Diego Group 8

Photo Credit: 2d Lt. Rommel Anacan

Photo Credit: 2d Lt. Rommel Anacan

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Join us for the Huntington Beach Airshow this weekend!

We are very excited that Civil Air Patrol (CAP) will be a part of the 2017 Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow! CAP Senior Members (adults) and Cadets will be playing key roles in HB Airshow operations and also representing CAP at booths located in the main "Festival" area and also on the beach, near a CAP glider!

Come and see the US Navy's Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds perform and MORE the weekend of 29 September-1 October in Huntington Beach. And be sure to stop by one of our CAP booths and say "hello!"

For more information on the 2017 Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow click here:



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Squadron 150 Participated in San Diego Training Exercise

Two members of Squadron 150 participated in a recent training exercise hosted by San Diego Group 8 and held at Gillespie Field in El Cajon, California. Squadron 150 Deputy Commander and SM Craig Roalf are already qualified Mission Scanners and are now in training to be Mission Observers.

Mission Observers sit in the right hand seat of Civil Air Patrol aircraft and handle radio communications, assist with navigation, flight and mission planning and conduct visual search when in the search area.

Other CAP members were training in Emergency Services (ES) qualifications such as Mission Scanner, Airborne Photographer, Mission Pilot, Mission Radio Operator, Mission Safety Officer and more.

(L to R) 2d Lt Rommel Anacan and SM Craig Roalf

Mission Briefing (Photo Credit: San Diego Group 8)
We are thankful to the leaders and members of San Diego Group 8 for organizing and putting on a very successful Search and Rescue Training Exercise (SAREX)!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Don't miss our next meeting!

During this week's Squadron 150 meeting (21 September) we are hosting the South Coast Group 7 Joint Emergency Services Training for members of the six Orange County-based Civil Air Patrol squadrons in the cities of Los Alamitos, Fullerton and Costa Mesa.



The subject of this meeting is "Getting Form 5 Completion Credit in FAA Wings and as Your Flight Review." We will also cover airspace related topics and have time for Q &A. Our presenter will be Nate Morrissey of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

As a reminder Squadron 150 meets at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base from 7:30pm-9:00pm (1930-2100 hours). The building address is 3976 Constitution Ave. Los Alamitos JFTB is an active military installation so there are some things you should know, prior to visiting. Click here for more information. 

We look forward to seeing you here on Thursday the 21st of September!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

NO Squadron 150 Meeting this Thursday 31 August, 2017!!

Friends,

Squadron 150 will not be meeting this week (31 August, 2017) since it is the fifth week of the month and our squadron is typically "dark" during the fifth week. 

In the meantime we hope you have a great week and we will see you on 7 September, 2017 for our next Squadron 150 meeting.



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Join us this Thursday!

If you're considering joining the Civil Air Patrol and want more information about CAP in Orange County, we invite you to join us this Thursday 24 August, 2017 for our next Squadron 150 meeting. The meeting begins at 7:30pm and will end around 9:00pm. We meet at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) in Los Alamitos. Click here for more information about entering Los Alamitos JFTB.


What to expect:
When you arrive let us know that you're visiting and a member of our squadron will connect with you. Our meetings generally start with a few announcements and then incorporate some type of teaching, training or hands-on activity. Thursday night's meeting is aircrew focused and we'll be discussing the VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) and distance measuring equipment (DME) equipment on an airplane. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Thank you to these valued members!

Squadron 150 Commander Capt. David Powell recently awarded Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Certificates of Appreciation to the following squadron members for their assistance and willingness to serve our squadron:

  • Maj. Alexander Smith (for his assistance and leadership as Logistics Officer during the recent HQ clean-up and organization project)
  • Maj. Jerry Civalleri (for serving as a Wing Mission Alerting Officer-WMAO)
  • SM Craig Roalf-(for serving as a Wing Mission Alerting Officer-WMAO)
(L to R) Maj. Alexander Smith, Maj. Jerry Civalleri, SM Craig Roalf, Squadron 150 Commander Capt. David Powell


Thank you to these members for their service to CAP and Squadron 150!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Flight Planning Training Exercise

During a recent meeting Squadron 150 members participated in a tabletop training exercise, where members were tasked with planning a simulated flight from Fullerton Airport (KFUL) to Chino (KCNO) and then continuing the flight from KCNO to Bermuda-Dunes (KUDD) to conduct a "Route Search Pattern" for a simulated missing aircraft. 

Members of all experience levels received valuable training and practice during this tabletop exercise-practice that will be useful during an actual mission. 

Photo by Capt. Gary Mathieson

Photo by Capt. Gary Mathieson

Photo by Capt. Gary Mathieson

Photo by Capt. Gary Mathieson

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Announcing Benjamin O. Davis Award Recipient

Congratulations to Squadron 150 Deputy Commander 2d Lt. Rommel Anacan who recently completed the requirements for the Benjamin O. Davis Jr Award. The Benjamin O. Davis Jr award is given to Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members who complete Level Two (of five) of the CAP Professional Development Program. According to CAP about 670 senior members (adult members) receive the Davis Award each year.

2d Lt. Rommel Anacan (L) receives the Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Award from Squadron 150 Commander Capt. David Powell (R) Photo by: Capt. Gary Mathieson
Thank you to 2d Lt. Anacan for your service to CAP, Squadron 150 and congratulations on your achievement!

More information about the Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Award from CAP National Headquarters is below.

"Civil Air Patrol
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Award
Fact Sheet


The Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Award is given to Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members who complete Level Two of the Senior Member Professional Development Program. It recognizes those members who have dedicated themselves to leadership and personal development in the CAP. This award was first given in 2006 and honors the late General Benjamin Davis. A pioneering military officer who was the leader of the fabled Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, and the first African American to become a General in the Air Force.

Civil Air Patrol is the Auxiliary of the United States Air Force. CAP has a three-fold mission. It includes emergency services, the cadet program, and aerospace education. CAP professional development provides technical skills and leadership training to senior members age 18 and over to support CAP’s mission. The program enables these adults to develop these skills while providing a vital public service to our nation.


As the member progresses through the program, he or she completes five increasingly complex training levels. Each level requires the member to become more involved in CAP activities, master skills in one of 23 technical areas, and develop leadership ability. As he or she completes these levels, the member receives awards, chances for promotion, and selection for more important roles within CAP.

The second milestone is the Davis Award. Members must have completed Level One of the senior member professional development program as well as the CAP Officer Basic Course. Members must also complete the Squadron Leadership School and achieve at least a technician rating in a specialty track of their choice.


Of CAP’s 35,000 senior members, about 670 earn the Davis Award each year. Receipt of the award and completion of additional requirements makes the member eligible for promotion to CAP 1st Lieutenant."

Monday, July 17, 2017

Congratulations to our Newest Mission Scanner!

Congratulations are in order to SM Craig Roalf has completed the requirements to become a Civil Air Patrol Mission Scanner! SM Roalf is one of our newest members and has already become a valuable asset to our squadron. His enthusiasm for CAP and Squadron 150, coupled with his commitment to excellence is noticed and appreciated by all!

SM Craig Roalf (L) receives his certification of completion from Squadron 150 Commander Capt. David Powell
(Photo Credit: Capt. Gary Mathieson)

Congratulations SM Roalf!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

New CAP National Commander Named

(From www.CAP.news)


New Top Senior Leader Will Assume Command at 2017 National Conference in San Antonio

Col. Mark Smith has been selected as Civil Air Patrol’s next chief executive officer and national commander by the organization’s Board of Governors.
A change of command ceremony with Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez, current CEO/national commander, will be held during CAP’s National Conference in San Antonio on Sept. 2.
Smith, Civil Air Patrol’s Southwest Region commander, will serve as the organization’s top senior leader for the next three years. As CAP’s 24th CEO/national commander, Smith will lead CAP’s 57,000 members across the U.S. in fulfilling the organization’s three congressionally chartered missions — emergency services, cadet programs and aerospace education.
“Col. Smith has the right blend of leadership skills, qualifications and experience to lead Civil Air Patrol into the future,” said retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Judy Fedder, chair of CAP’s Board of Governors. “The members of the Board of Governors look forward to working with Col. Smith to continuously improve the organization in support of the outstanding service our members provide to their communities, states and nation.”
Smith has excelled in Civil Air Patrol as a commander at the squadron, wing and region levels. He has completed all five levels of the CAP professional development (PD) program. He earned PD master ratings in command and safety as well as a senior rating in aerospace education. He has also earned an executive rating in CAP’s Organizational Excellence program.
He also heads up CAP’s Leadership Development Working Group, which is a national-level team that has developed products, tools and courses to better equip CAP’s leaders at all levels for success. The group recently released a highly acclaimed Unit Commander’s Course.
“Col Smith represents the best of the executive volunteer leaders in Civil Air Patrol today,” said Vazquez. “His leadership of Southwest Region, as well as work on a new generation of squadron and wing commander training, greatly benefits all CAP members. He is a great choice to succeed me, and I look forward to working with him to achieve a smooth transition.”
In addition to his experience in CAP, Smith has 43 years of leadership experience in the Air Force, industry and other nonprofit volunteer organizations. His background includes experience with strategic planning, leading change, positively influencing organizational culture and motivating units to achieve higher levels of performance. He is also passionate about servant leadership and helping organizational members achieve their full potential.
Smith has a doctorate in education in ethical leadership from Olivet Nazarene University, a master’s of aviation management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a bachelor’s in international affairs from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a graduate of the Air Force’s Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College and Air War College.
“The selection process for national commander was revised five years ago to reflect the needs of the organization,” said retired Air Force Maj. Gen. MarnĂ© Peterson, chair of the Board of Governors’ personnel committee. “The board is excited to announce Col. Smith’s selection as the next national commander/CEO and we are confident he will serve the organization and its members extremely well in the coming years.”
After being notified of his selection, Smith said, “I am excited to be given the opportunity to serve as Civil Air Patrol’s next CEO and national commander. I look forward to partnering with our phenomenal volunteers and staff to take our organization to even greater levels of excellence in service to community, state and nation.”

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Happy Independence Day!


The members of Squadron 150 wish everyone a Happy Independence Day! We are honored to serve our community and our nation by performing "Missions for America" since 1941! We hope you enjoy this day and celebrate our great nation!



Tuesday, June 27, 2017

No Squadron Meeting this Week!!

Friends,

Squadron 150 will not be meeting this week (29 June, 2017) since it is the fifth week of the month and our squadron is typically "dark" during the fifth week. 

In the meantime we hope you have a Happy Independence Day and we look forward to seeing you at our next Squadron 150 meeting on 6 July, 2017!


Monday, June 19, 2017

Learn about Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) this Thursday!

This week Capt. Gary Mathieson will be conducting an Aerospace Education-themed presentation on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones. Captain Mathieson is a professional photographer who has purchased a drone for both personal and professional use and will be sharing his experiences flying a drone for our members and guests.

Capt Gary Mathieson taking pictures during a training exercise
Here is a URL link to see some of Captain Mathieson's pictures taken with a UAV: http://www.garymathiesonphotos.com/Drone-Flight-Photos-of-Wedge-and-Jetty-in-Newport-Beachh/

UAVs are an ever-growing presence in our skies and we know this program will be a valuable and interesting one for all who attend!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Announcing Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Award Recipient

Congratulations to Capt. Douglas Hardy who was recently presented the Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Award for completing Level Two of the Civil Air Patrol Professional Development Program!

Capt. Douglas Hardy (L) receives his award from Squadron 150 Commander Capt. David Powell (R)
Civil Air Patrol
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Award
Fact Sheet

The Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Award is given to Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members who complete Level Two of the Senior Member Professional Development Program. It recognizes those members who have dedicated themselves to leadership and personal development in the CAP. This award was first given in 2006 and honors the late General Benjamin Davis. A pioneering military officer who was the leader of the fabled Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, and the first African American to become a General in the Air Force.

Civil Air Patrol is the Auxiliary of the United States Air Force. CAP has a three-fold mission. It includes emergency services, the cadet program, and aerospace education. CAP professional development provides technical skills and leadership training to senior members age 18 and over to support CAP’s mission. The program enables these adults to develop these skills while providing a vital public service to our nation.

As the member progresses through the program, he or she completes five increasingly complex training levels. Each level requires the member to become more involved in CAP activities, master skills in one of 23 technical areas, and develop leadership ability. As he or she completes these levels, the member receives awards, chances for promotion, and selection for more important roles within CAP.

The second milestone is the Davis Award. Members must have completed Level One of the senior member professional development program as well as the CAP Officer Basic Course. Members must also complete the Squadron Leadership School and achieve at least a technician rating in a specialty track of their choice.

Of CAP’s 35,000 senior members, about 670 earn the Davis Award each year. 

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Congratulations on your award Maj Jerry Civalleri!

Long Beach Senior Squadron is proud to announce that Maj Jerry Civalleri was recently presented with the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Achievement Award for his outstanding duty performance. Major Civalleri serves as Squadron 150's Professional Development Officer and as an Assistant Personnel Officer and much of what we do would not be possible without his hard work and dedication.

Maj. Jerry Civalleri (L) receives his CAP Achievement Award from Squadron 150 Commander Capt. David Powell
(Photo by 2d Lt. Rommel Anacan)

Congratulations Maj. Jerry Civalleri on your award!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Congratulations 2d Lt. Neil Bedolla!

Long Beach Senior Squadron 150, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is proud to announce the promotion of SM Neil Bedolla to the grade of 2nd lieutenant. "I joined Civil Air Patrol because of my love for aviation and I wanted to give back to my community. I'm incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to serve my community with something I am passionate about," said Bedolla, who became a member of CAP in October 2016.


(L to R) 2d Lt. Neil Bedolla receives his Certificate of Promotion from Squadron Commander Capt. David Powell
(Photo by: Capt. Gary Mathieson)
Bedolla serves as an Assistant Public Affairs Officer and an Assistant Emergency Services Officer. Bedolla said, "The one thing that I enjoy most about being part of the Civil Air Patrol is being surrounded by brilliant and exceptionally talented people. We all come from different backgrounds and experiences and we're each able to contribute something to the squadron."

Congratulations 2d Lt. Neil Bedolla on your promotion!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Congratulations 2d Lt. Tamara Clark!

Long Beach Senior Squadron 150 is pleased to announce the promotion of SM Tamara Clark to the grade of 2nd lieutenant. Clark serves as the squadron Communications Officer and also serves as an Assistant Emergency Services Officer. Squadron 150 Deputy Commander 2d Lt. Rommel Anacan said, "2d Lt. Clark has been a great asset to Squadron 150 and this is a well-deserved promotion!"

(L to R) Squadron Deputy Commander 2d Lt. Rommel Anacan, 2d Lt Tamara Clark and Capt. David Powell
(Photo by: Capt. Gary Mathieson)
 When asked why she joined Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Clark said, "I joined the Civil Air Patrol as a legacy to my Grandfather.  He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol... I grew up flying single engine planes with my grandfather every weekend. After the passing of my grandfather ... the Civil Air Patrol has given me an opportunity to immerse myself in the wisdom and experience of men and women just like my grandfather, an opportunity to learn more about aviation, and a chance to serve my country."

Congratulations 2d Lt. Tamara Clark!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Squadron 150 Members Complete Squadron Leadership School and Corporate Learning Course

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is committed to the development of its members and has created an extensive Professional Development (PD) program consisting of five "Levels" that are designed to prepare, equip and guide members during their service in CAP. As part of the PD program there are several "schools" that members must attend to complete each PD Level and to be eligible for promotions to higher grades.

Graduates of Squadron Leadership School 6-7 May, 2017
(Photo Courtesy: 2d Lt. Rommel Anacan)
During the weekend of 6-7 May, South Coast Group 7 conducted (simultaneously) Squadron Leadership School (SLS), Corporate Learning Course (CLC), and Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC). Squadron 150 members 2d Lt. Rommel Anacan and Capt. Douglas Hardy attended and successfully completed SLS or CLC during this weekend. 2d Lt. Anacan completed SLS is required for completion of Level Two, while Capt. Douglas Hardy attended and completed CLC which is required for Level Three.

Congratulations 2d Lt. Anacan for completing SLS and Capt. Hardy for completing the CLC!

Our special thanks to South Coast Group 7 Professional Development Officer Maj. Lloyd Bumanglag the entire team that he assembled to put these events together, the members of Squadron 68 for serving as the "host squadron" and to all of the instructors who volunteered their time and efforts to creating an engaging and educational event for all attendees!




Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Fun With the Flight Simulator

At a recent Squadron 150 meeting members (both pilots and non-pilots) alike took turns behind the yoke of a Cessna 182 flight simulator. As part of our ongoing aircrew training education series we brought in a computer flight simulator to give members an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the instruments of an aircraft, along with the flight controls (including yoke, rudder pedals, throttle and trim tabs.) As you can tell by the pictures the meeting was not only educational, it was also entertaining!








Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Join us this Thursday for Monthly Safety Briefing

Join us this week for our weekly Squadron 150 meeting in Thursday 4 May, 2017 beginning at 1930 hours (7:30pm). This week is our monthly safety briefing; 2d Lt. Steve Schock and SM Tamara Clark will be leading this week's safety discussion on what CAP members need to do when a mishap happens during a CAP mission or activity and on basic First Aid principles.

One of CAP's priorities is the safety of our members, which is why one meeting a month is dedicated to safety topics and issues. Click here for more information about CAP Safety and we'll see you on Thursday evening!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

California and Nevada Wing Airmen Participated in Search For Missing Aircraft

April 24, 2017

Search for missing aircraft suspended

Sacramento, Calif. – Civil Air Patrol concluded its operations Monday morning in the search for a missing aircraft with two persons on board in the Sierra Nevada mountain range after the search was suspended by the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office at 9 p.m. Sunday night. The aircraft has not been found.

The Socata TB-20 Trinidad took off April 17 from the Truckee-Tahoe Airport in Truckee and never arrived at its intended destination of Petaluma Municipal Airport. Civil Air Patrol was activated for the search shortly after midnight Tuesday by the U.S. Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.

Aerial assets from the California Highway Patrol and California National Guard also participated in the multi-agency search, as did CAP ground teams and those from multiple agencies. The search was conducted in a unified command in support of the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office.

Throughout the six-day search, CAP aircrews from California and Nevada conducted visual and photographic searches while logging more than 60 flight hours over the rugged, heavily-wooded and snow-covered search area located 18 miles northwest of Truckee.

CAP volunteers on the ground reviewed more than 8,000 high resolution digital images of the search area, which were captured by wing-mounted cameras on the CAP search planes.

“We are extremely disappointed in the outcome of this search,” said CAP Incident Commander Maj. Shane Terpstra. “We always hope for a fast resolution with missing aircraft searches, but rapidly changing weather compounded with fresh snow worked against us this entire search. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”

More than 117 CAP volunteers, 15 CAP aircraft and 12 CAP vehicles participated in the search.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

USAF Evaluated Exercise This Weekend!

Members of Squadron 150 will join other members (including Senior Members (Adults) and Cadets) from California Wing squadrons this weekend (22-23 April, 2017) for the bi-annual U.S. Air Force (USAF) Evaluated Exercise. Every other year the USAF evaluates CAWG during a statewide training exercise to ensure that we are proficient in our capabilities as the US Air Force Auxiliary.



During the exercise aircrews and ground teams typically are tasked with a variety of missions from locating a missing aircraft, to taking airborne pictures of a simulated disaster area, to locating a practice emergency locator transmitter (ELT) and more.

Mission Base for this Exercise is Squadron 5 HQ at Riverside Municipal Airport (KRAL)-and there are several remote bases located throughout California as well.