Thursday, November 22, 2012

Squadron Meeting, 29 November 2012

Best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving to all Squadron 150 members and all visitors to this site! Obviously, the squadron will not meet this evening but will resume activities on 29 November with a session devoted to final planning for the upcoming 1-2 December SAREX. This will be a joint exercise at Fullerton and Gillespie Field in El Cajon.

Owing to government funding cutbacks, this will be a limited-sortie exercise but those who need mission support training (MSA, MRO, AOBD, etc.) and sign-offs AND WHO ARE SAFETY CURRENT are encouraged to attend. Please plan on attending the meeting for coordination and preparation.

Additionally, here is the anticipated calendar for December 2012:

The safety meeting will be an interesting one with CAPT Valerie Jordan presenting a video on workplace violence. We will devote remaining time to a redux and after action discussion of the SAREX as well.

I want to call your attention to the (possibly) penultimate meeting of the year where we will have a substantive discussion of our direction in 2013. While we have set down our FY 2013 goals, we will need to determine how these goals will be met.

And, on that subject, please note that 2LT Marty Oh and his crew have made substantial progress on the comm room renovation. This Saturday will be a major effort to complete that with a ceiling-tile-and-paint-fest. I am sure Marty could use some extra painters and brushes! That commences at 0900 at the club house.

Final comment: mull over whether you all want to meet on 20 December as well and, if so, what you'd like to do. I would like to suggest a short meeting and then all of us repairing to the Ready Room for a pre-holiday get together.

Again, happy Thanksgiving to all.

W. H. Phinizy, MAJ, CAP
Squadron Commander
Squadron 150