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SER-GA-454

November 2013

See Page 8 for


Important
Guidelines
and
Page 9 for
Happenings
and the
Training Schedule
for
$ovember

Inside this issue:


In the Spotlight

Honor those who


have served

Sqdn
Leadership/ES
Training

Sqdn
Leadership/ES
Training

Important Guidelines

8
9

C/Programs
Training Schedule
Happenings

Aerospace Education

10

So You Want to be
A Pilot

11

Wreaths Across
America

12

When the Finish Line


is in Sight

13

Steps to become a
Ground Team Trainee

14

The $uts & Bolts of


Leadership

15

ORMs Six Steps

16

CAP Safety Pledge

17

Simulated
WWII
Battle

SMART Goals

18
19
20

The Marietta Air Museum Cadet Squadron will be


sponsoring a tour of the Air Force Museum at Robins Air
Force Base in Warner Robins, GA on Saturday, 9 November
2013. We will LEAVE the squadron at 0700, and SHOULD
return to the squadron at 1900 hours the same day. The
museum is a unique experience and all family members are
encouraged to attend. However, only CAP members are
permitted ride in the CAP van(s). Family members may ride
with other seniors or in their own vehicles.
Cost for and details about the trip:
Transportation - Squadron/Member/Parent provided
Breakfast - Eat before you report, but dont be late!
Lunch - $5.00 which will pay for pizza. We will eat in
the picnic area outside the museum, unless it is too
cold. In that event, we will eat in the vehicles.
Dinner - approximately $12.00, depending on appetite.
We will be stopping at the Golden Corral which is
south of Atlanta.
Donation - The museum is a non-profit organization, not
sponsored by the Air Force. It is suggested that
each of us make a donation of $1.00 to support the
museum and its educational efforts.
Photographs - Please bring cameras so that photographs
can be shared at the following weeks meeting, and
a few can be used for GA454s media efforts.
TO REGISTER:
Visit the squadron website (GA454.org)
The sign-up process will enable members who have
already signed up to provide additional information.
Heres the path:
GA454.orgSquadron CalendarRobins Museum Trip
MRO (Mission Radio Operator) Training
During the trip, we will be conducting MRO (Mission Radio
Operator training both to and from the museum. There will
be at least three vehicles with radio transmission capabilities
and one or more trained MROs to provide actual hands-on
experience for Cadets to get the opportunity to change
frequencies with different repeaters, use simplex and duplex
modes, and to communicate effectively. Depending on the
number of vehicles, ISRs may also be used.
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
$ational Veterans Cemetery in Canton, Georgia
14 December 0800 - 1330
Further details TBA
Information about Wreaths Across America on Page 12
PROMOTIO$S
Promotions will be included in our Awards Ceremony and
Holiday Banquet on 6 December so
ALL CADETS ARE E$COURAGED TO PROMOTE!
CAPS CORE VALUES
Integrity, Volunteer Service,
Excellence, & Respect

Squadron
Commander
Lt Col
Tom Berg

Civil
Air
Patrols
Three
Missions
EMERGE$CY
SERVICES
AEROSPACE
EDUCATIO$
CADET
PROGRAMS

The CAP $ational website is


http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/
The GAWG website is
http://www.GAWG.cap.gov/

MARIETTA AIR MUSEUM


CADET SQUADRO$
Group I, Georgia Wing,
Southeast Region

GA454.org

1Lt
Jacob (Jake)
Cole

Squadron
Leadership
Officer

1Lt Cole began his CAP career as a Cadet. He joined CAP in 2005 at thirteen years of age. His years in CAP have
given him fine values which he wishes to instill in the Cadets in his current position as the Squadron Leadership
Officer. The values he wishes to instill include:
Having a professional attitude
Having confidence
Creating a solid foundation for the rest of their lives
Knowing how to successfully set goals
He said that If you know how, you will have great success in whatever you do.
He also shared that at times he feels like a parent to some of the Cadets because he has invested so much in order
to develop them. He said that he can see the differences being made, and can see how they are using what they
have learned in their lives.
1Lt Cole explained that there are great differences between being a Cadet and being a Senior Member. He said
that the difference revolve around the difference between taking and giving. As a Cadet, there is feedback in
everything you do. For example, Cadet Officer School helps Cadets develop their abilities because there is
feedback, areas which need improvement are emphasized, and there are opportunities to utilize what you have
learned. The entire process revolves around TAKING. Its all about learning and motivation which begins on the
outside. He shared that as a Cadet, motivation came from being in charge of the Honor Guard. In that position, he
felt needed, important, and had an opportunity to set an example for others. That position was his motivation for
continued success
Throughout his CAP career, 1Lt Cole shared that he had done or helped with practically every position in
the Squadron, including being involved with most critical decisions and providing mentorship when needed. He
said that involvement in the Civil Air Patrol is quite different for Senior Members than it is for Cadets. Senior
Members must be self-motivated because Senior Membership is all about GIVING.
Currently, 1Lt Cole is a Junior at Kennesaw State University. His eventual goal is to be in uniformed patrol as a
Police Officer with a Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Administration. December 2014 is his schedule date for
graduation.
1Lt Coles closing remarks were: CAP has been a beneficial part of my life. It is important to leave an
impact on others.
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VETERA$S DAY
Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans. It is both a
federal and state holiday and is usually observed on $ovember 11th.
In other parts of the world on $ovember 11th, it is also celebrated as Armistice Day or
Remembrance Day in honor of the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which
ended World War I. The major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the
11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in the year 1918 when the Germans signed
the Armistice.
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for $ovember 11,
1919. The United States Congress passed a concurrent resolution seven years later on
June 4, 1926, requesting that the President issue another proclamation to observe
$ovember 11th with appropriate ceremonies
On May 13, 1938, an Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U.S. Code, Sec. 87a) was approved. The 11th
of $ovember is a legal holiday which is to be celebrated each year as Armistice Day.
On $ovember 8, 1954, Congress amended the act, and the holiday has been known as
Veterans Day, since that time.

THA$K YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.


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On 11 and 12 October, Cadets and Senior Members from the Marietta Air Museum Cadet
Squadron participated in a successful Squadron Leadership and Emergency Services Training
Weekend at Cumberland Christian Academy Middle School and at Sweetwater State Park.
Activity Project Officer: Captain Christiana Shoop, Emergency Services Officer
SE$IOR OFFICERS involved in ES Training:
Captain Christiana Shoop (GTL)
1Lt Jake Cole (GTM3)
2Lt Laura Shoop (GTM3)
Captain Marcos Palafox (GTM3 & CERT)
Major Charles Poss, (Sqdn Communications Officer)
Friday evening activities included:
1. a Safety Briefing which emphasized that safety is
an essential part in all we do
2. An interactive Character Development Analysis
which emphasized the importance of Volunteer
Service
3. instruction and practice in setting up tents
SAFETY BRIEFI$G
with Captain Palafox, Safety Officer
SAFETY I$ ALL WE DO

PRACTICE SETTI$G UP TE$TS

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CHARACTER DEVELOPME$T
with Major Ilana Mor,
Character Development Instructor
Topic for Discussion:
understanding the importance of giving credit for a
good performance, saying thank you to volunteers and
leaders, and analyzing the Core Value of
Volunteer Service

Saturday activities included:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

PT
Breakfast
A Compass Course at Sweetwater State Park
Lunch
Rocket Launching
Litter Carries
A Quiz Bowl

EARLY
I$
THE
MOR$I$G

PHYSICAL
FIT$ESS
TRAI$I$G

COMPASS TRAI$I$G AT SWEETWATER STATE PARK

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LAU$CHI$G ROCKETS with Major Tom Butz, Aerospace Officer

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Teamwork is necessary when transporting an injured person in a litter.

THE QUIZ BOWL WITH TEAM REUSCHEL AGAINST TEAM UPHOFF


Led by 1Lt Jake Cole, Squadron Leadership Officer

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Important Guidelines
In order to set-up an e-Services account:
Go to http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/html/index.htm.
Select the >Members<link.
This will take you to the members section at http://www.capmembers.com/.
On the members page, select the >e-Services<link on the left side of the page.
This link will take you to the e-Services Sign-In webpage where you will establish your account.
Just follow the instructions. You will have to agree to the OPSEC statement to establish the account.
$ew CAP eService Module Where Do I Start?: A new module was recently added at the bottom of the left
window in eServices. The title is Where Do I Start? It provides helpful information about becoming pilots/
aircrews, ground team members, on professional development, duty promotions and includes many helpful
links. To access CAP eServices visit https://www.capnhq.gov/
Where can new Cadets go for basic information to get started in CAP?
http://members.gocivilairpatrol.com/cadet_programs/new_cadet_help/index.cfm
What resource can new Senior Members consult for information about getting started in CAP?
Consult CAPs Great Start Guide for Adults http://members.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/
Great_Start_Guide__lores__cropped_E4FAFED36450E.pdf
To Obtain a CAP Drivers License: In accordance to the revision of CAPR77-1, the Drivers License
module will be coming to OPS Qualifications as an update to the 101 Card. The application will be located on
eservices under My Operations Qualifications Drivers License module (CAP Utilities) or Operations
Qualifications Drivers License Module (Restricted Application). All members will have the ability to input
their own information. The new procedure for obtaining and renewing a CAP drivers license will require that
all entries be approved by your region/wing/unit commander or designated representative.
Step by step instructions to upload your photo for use on official CAP items are as follows:
1. Go to http://www.capnhq.gov/ Login to eServices
2. Inside eServices click on CAP Photo Upload under CAP Utilities.
3. Click the "Browse" button and go to where the picture file is located on your computer.
4. Double click the picture file and click the "Continue to Crop" button.
5. Resize and drag the box to highlight your head and shoulders. (This will be the portion that is saved for
your photo) Click Crop Photo. Make sure you are satisfied with your new CAP photo. It will then be
submitted to your unit commander for validation.
MO$THLY DUES - Beginning in September
$5 for Senior Members
$2 for Cadets
Help to properly arrange the Civil Air Patrol ribbons:
http://www.mcchord.org/rack_builder/McChord Squadron Rack-Builder
Online store for uniforms and supplies:
http://www.vanguardmil.com/civil-air-patrol
I CUT IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE NATL ESERVICES WEBSITE
If someone already has ACUT/BCUT, they only need to take the OP1 module in ICUT and the 101 card will be
updated. If someone does not already hold ACUT, then all three sections of ICUT plus the skills evaluation will be needed
before ICUT appears on the 101 card.
On the left side of the eServices web page, click on "Learning Management System". Select "Communications" in the
"Filter by Functional Area" box. The only selection in "Communications" is "Introductory Communications User Training
(ICUT)."
Read the introductions and go through the 5 required sections (underlined) of "OP1". After taking the exam (the fifth
underlined section), go back and select "T1" and go through all the sections of that module and then do the same for "OP2".
Then go to Ops Quals. Note that ICUT is in the Communications section, not the ES section. There is a new section in
the left menu for Communications Qualifications Entry (below the Pilot section). For the moment, ICUT is the only thing in the
pull-down menu in this section.
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$ovember 2013
WEEK

FORMATION
1830

CURRICULUM

CLOSING
FORMATION
(Announcements)

Weekend
Activities

DETAILS

20:50-21:00
O$E
Blues
7 $ov

SIG$-I$
@ Arrival
FORMATION

Character
Development

CLOSING
FORMATION
(Announcements)

20:50-21:00

Promotions/Awards

D & C (20 min)

TWO
BDUs
14 $ov

SIG$-I$
@ Arrival
FORMATION
D & C (20 min)

Leadership
Aerospace
Education

CLOSING
FORMATION

THREE
PT Gear
21 $ov

SIG$-I$
@ Arrival
FORMATION
D & C (20 min)

Safety
Briefing
PT

CLOSING
FORMATION

(Announcements)

20:50-21:00

9 Nov
Trip to Museum of
Aviation
at Warner Robins

11 Nov
Veterans
Day

16 Nov
ES Ground Team
Cold Weather
Training

(Announcements)

20:50-21:00

FOUR
BDUs
28 $ov

Squadron closed
for
Thanksgiving

FIVE

$ovember does not have a fifth week for a Squadron meeting or outside activity.

NOVEMBER
OFFICIAL 2013 FLAG-FLYI$G DAYS
$ov 9 - Election Day, $ov 11 - Veterans Day, $ovember 28 - Thanksgiving Day
2 Nov 0900-1500
Museum and Squadron Open Houses, Helicopter Rides
9 Nov 0700-1700...1800 Trip to Museum of Aviation at Warner Robins
16 Nov details TBA
ES Ground Team Cold Weather Training
DECEMBER
1 Dec 11:30
6 Dec 1900-2100

1st Annual Holiday Party & Awards Banquet at Sanctuary

7 Dec 0900-1500

Museum and Squadron Open Houses, Helicopter Rides

14 Dec 0800-1330

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CAP Sunday at Sanctuary (Mars Hill Rd & Due West Rd)

Wreaths Across America @ $atl Veterans Cemetery in Canton, GA

With Major Thomas Butz, GA454 Aerospace Education Officer


There is a lot of news in Aviation about the ubiquitous (that means they are everywhere) iPad. You find them
in almost every commercial cockpit these days. Known as EFB or Electronic Flight Bags, they contain aircraft manuals, approach charts, sectional charts; they even perform the aircraft weight and balance
calculations. They have become an indispensible tool for pilots as well as travelers the world over. Not to be
outdone Microsoft has introduced its own EFB, the Surface 2. Much the same as an iPad in size and shape, it
runs Microsoft software which users claim to be more flexible than Apples software. Delta Airlines is
purchasing 11,000 of the Surface 2 tablets to use in their aircraft.
To meet FAA requirements for a Class 1 (portable) device, it will not have any connection to the aircraft
power, so the 5-10 hour battery will be supplemented by a second battery. Now you have another reason to
bug your parents for a tablet, it will help you in your aviation studies!
Once your parents cave in and buy you the tablet, the FAA will now let you use it on commercial aircraft. You
no longer will have to turn off your tablet or Game Boy at take-off. Our own Delta Airlines once again leads
the pack and has certified all the aircraft for electronic devices already! The other airlines will certainly follow
in quick order. Unfortunately or fortunately, the FAA did not include cell phones as an allowable device.
Back in the cockpit, a Texas company, Aerocross Systems, has succeeded in producing a low cost Heads up
Display (HUD) for light aircraft. A HUD is what Military Pilots use to track targets as well as aircraft flight
information without looking inside the aircraft at the instrumentation. The newest system will allow pilot to
keep a better lookout for other aircraft and obstructions. Initially, the pilot will be able to see basic info like:
airspeed, altitude, horizontal direction, vertical speed, and a magnetic compass. The current prototype is
mounted in a pair of glasses. The manufacturer calls the civilian version of the HUD a HMD for Head
Mounted Display. Since the device is not part of the aircraft and only an aid, it will not require FAA approval.

Next Generation EFB on Your iPad


GlobalNavSource is excited to announce EFB
(Electronic Flight Bag). This app supports
paperless operations, and gives pilots access to
charts, plates, weather, and other data.
www.globalnavsource.com/efb.php

HUD - Heads Up Display


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The Surface 2

With Captain Sam Sheffield, Pilot and Group I Aerospace Education Officer

This could be YOU!!!


So, youre a pilot? This has been the start of many conversations with friends, co-workers, and strangers over
the last ten years. How hard is it? How long does it take? Is it scary? How expensive? Do you own a plane?
Can you rent planes?
Ive always wanted to do that is another thing that I often hear when someone learns that Im a pilot. I hope that
what I share with you will be informative, interesting, and will help to motivate you to leave the ranks of want-tobe pilots, and join the ranks of flying pilots.
The Airframe and Power Plant Mechanics License
Many questions about aircraft often involve their maintenance. Who typically works on aircraft? What
careers exist for aircraft mechanics?
The rules vary based on aircraft type and use, but most aircraft maintenance is performed by individuals who
are known as airframe and power plant (A&P) mechanics. A&P mechanics are licensed by the Federal
Aviation Administration to work on certified aircraft that are used for private or commercial flying. Pilots
who own their own aircraft may only perform basic maintenance. Individuals that do not have an A&P license
may only work on aircraft that they do not own if they are supervised by an A&P mechanic and their work is
then approved by the A&P.
How does someone become an A&P mechanic? Aircraft mechanics must meet a number of requirements to
earn their license. They must have at least 30 months of experience working on aircraft under the supervision
of a licensed mechanic, or attend an FAA recognized aircraft maintenance technician school. Many people
gather some of this experience while serving in the military. Civilian aviation mechanic schools normally last
from 18 to 24 months. A&P candidates must also pass a written examination, an oral exam, and a practical
exam.
Jobs for A&P mechanics vary widely. Some work at small airfields on privately owned general aviation
aircraft. Others may work on large commercial aircraft for airlines or even for the FAA as inspectors. Many
own their own shops and are their own bosses. Typical A&P mechanics often make between $50,000 and
$70,000 per year based on their experience and the type of aircraft that they maintain.
How should individuals that are interested in becoming aircraft mechanics prepare? While in high school,
prospective mechanics should take courses in math, physics, chemistry, electronics, and mechanical drawing
when available. Writing classes are also useful because most mechanics must submit detailed written reports
in their work. Prospective A&P mechanics should also talk early to admissions officers at accredited aviation
technical schools to learn about admissions requirements. Most of the best jobs in this field require at least a
high school diploma and an A&P license. Many also require a two or four year degree from an aviation or
aircraft maintenance technology school.
Happy flying!
From - http://www.collegegrad.com/careers/insta05.shtml
And - http://www.faa.gov/mechanics/become/
Coosa Valley in Rome - http://www.coosavalleytech.edu/program_sites/Aviation/index.cfm

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The Civil Air Patrols Wreaths Across America Program began in 2006 as an offshoot of the
Arlington National Cemetery Wreath Project, which was started in 1992 with the annual
placement of wreaths donated by Worcester Wreath Co. The program has mushroomed in a
short time. With its patriotic theme and its increasing visibility, Wreaths Across America is
an ideal program for promotion of CAP and the patriotic values that CAP holds dear.
The wreaths designated for Arlington are transported on a 750-mile journey from
Harrington, Maine after a sendoff ceremony. The route is one of the longest annual
veterans celebrations, with parades and ceremonies held at more than 20 stops along the
way.
Fifty wreaths donated by Worcester are presented during a special wreath-laying ceremony
held at each state capitol.
CAPs Arlington observances include a wreath-laying ceremony at the CAP Memorial, the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Women in Military Service Memorial.
Civil Air Patrols National Honor Guard takes part in a special ceremonial holiday wreath
laying at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
As a key partner in Wreaths Across America, Civil Air Patrol has adorned memorials and
veterans graves with evergreen wreaths to make sure the sacrifices of our nations soldiers
are not forgotten.
Www.capmembers.com/news/wreaths_across_america/

GA 454 TO HONOR OUR NATIONS VETERANS


On 14 December, from 0800 - 1330, Cadets and Senior Members from the Marietta Air
Museum Cadet Squadron will take part in the wreath-laying ceremony at the National
Veterans Cemetery in Canton, Georgia.
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
To honor
the sacrifices of veterans through the sponsorship
of wreaths and
wreath-laying observances throughout the U.S.
and at
Arlington
$ational Cemetery.
To remember, honor, and teach about
the service and sacrifices
of our nations veterans.

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When the Finish Line Is In Sight


Character Development Session for October 2013
The difference between the finish line in a race and a goal line in a football game is the defense which
can prevent a score and often does. Due to the fact that no one is preventing runners from finishing a race,
almost all runners finish. CAP develops leaders who are meant to demonstrate a character that not only seeks
individual achievement, but achievement in others.
Difficulties arrive in almost every worthy mission. It is during these challenges that hard choices must
be made. During these difficult times, creative leaders can provide help through encouragement, as well as by
sharing options and ideas for dealing with lifes obstacles.
In Life, when there is not an easy solution to a situation, strong leadership is definitely needed. In the
following Case Study, there is no doubt that strong leadership is definitely needed.
Case Study
Mike, a senior in High School, needs a Biology course to graduate this spring. The first semester, he
made a passing grade.
Mike lost his textbook, and does not have the money to pay for the lost book. Until he pays for the lost
book, the school can not issue him another book.
In order to help Mike, Susan loans Mike her book during the school day. Mike reads the material and
tries to do the homework during his lunch hour. At the end of the day, Mike returns the book to Susan. Also,
occasionally, the teacher loans Mike her book overnight.
Even with Susan and the teacher helping him, Mike is struggling. He is afraid that he will not pass
Biology, and will not be allowed to graduate.
One day, a classmate named Karen tells the teacher that she has lost her book. Two days later, Mike
shows up at school with a Biology textbook and with his homework completed. When questioned, Mike would
not tell from where he got his textbook.
FAPS Analysis - (The results of the interactive analysis of the Case Study by the Cadets)

Facts:
1. Mike is a senior in High School.
2. Mike needs to pass his biology course in order to graduate.
3. Mikes first semester grade was passing.
4. Mike lost his textbook and does not have the money to replace it.
5. Although he is getting some help from his friend Susan and from the teacher, Mike is
struggling to pass the class.
6. Karen, a classmate, lost her book and reported the loss to the teacher.
7. Two days after Karen lost her book, Mike showed up in class with a textbook.
8. Mike would not tell from where or how he got the textbook.
Assumptions:
1. Mike stole Karens book.
Problem:
1. How can the truth be discovered as to whether Mike stole the book or not?
Solutions:
1. Have a face-to-fact conference with Mike and his parents to determine how Mike acquired his
book.
Discussion Groups - (Cadets broke up into groups to discuss questions relating to the Case Study)
Questions included Mikes behavior, who is responsible for Mikes problem, how to solve Mikes
problem, what to do if faced with a problem like Mikes, as well as understanding that it is each
Cadets responsibility to help other Cadets progress through the CAP experience.

LIVE YOUR LIFE


SO THAT OTHERS
BENEFIT FROM YOUR EXISTENCE
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1. Complete OPSEC (operational security)


Go to www.capmembers.com, click on e-services (left side) (have your member ID# ready). When the sign in
page comes up, click on the first time users link and complete the presentations. This will set up your member
account.
2. Complete CAP Test 116 pt. 1General Emergency Services (GES)
Under the CAP University menu (at www.capmembers.com) or after signing in to e-services, select online
courses and exams. CAP Test 116 covers CAP regulations 60-3 and 173-3 which can be accessed from CAPmembers.com, Forms, Publications and Regulations, Indexes, Regulations and Manuals. The test is open book
and untimed. (For a broad overview of the GES material, there is a Power-point presentation that can be
accessed by going to www.capmembers.com, "Emergency Services," "Operations Support," "Education and
Training," "General Emergency Services Training Materials.")
3. Get the Ground and Urban DF (Direction Finding) Team Task Guide and begin studying tasks.
Go to www.capmembers.com. On the left side menu select emergency services then operations support then
education and training. This page will have a link to the Ground and Urban DF (Direction Finding) Team task
Guide. (Keep in mind that several qualifications are included in this task guide. This means that you will not have
to learn all of the tasks in the guide; only the tasks that apply to the qualification you are trying to earn, GTM3
(Ground Team member level 3).) For each rating, there is an SQTR (Specialty Qualification Training Record).
The SQTR will list which tasks must be passed for each rating. An SQTR worksheet is the document that your
evaluator will sign after you have successfully completed a task.
While it is fine to study this free version of the task guide, you will need a functional copy of it to carry in your GT
gear. It is recommended that you order the small copy from Vanguard (www.vanguardmil.com).
To obtain your SQTR worksheet (after you set up your e-services account): Go to www.capmembers.com, click
on e-services (left side), and sign in. +ear the bottom of the left hand menu there is a link for My Operations
Qualifications. Follow the link and select entry/view worksheet (left hand menu). Select the rating in the
search box. To use these SQTRs for sign-offs, click print SQTR worksheet on the upper right hand side.
4. Begin getting tasks signed off.
Task sign-offs require individual study and effort.
Begin by choosing which task or tasks you want to have evaluated.
Read the information contained in the task guide.
Study the evaluation section at the end of each task. This will tell you exactly what you need to know.
Make sure you know everything listed in the evaluation.
Ask about anything you do not understand.
When you are sure you can answer the questions listed in the evaluation at the end of the task description, then
you should ask a qualified member to evaluate your task or tasks.
For a list of qualified evaluators, contact the squadron ES officer.
5. Begin assembling your GT equipment
For the GTM3 rating, a large amount of equipment is required. Some can be obtained from supply, some you will
already have, and some you will have to buy. For a detailed list, see the task guide. For some detailed advice, ask
any qualified GTM. Do not rush out and buy tons of equipment. Wait until you have completed some of the other
tasks and make sure you are interested enough to spend the money on the equipment.
6. Trainee Status
This means that you have completed the GES test and have an SQTR that has the sections labeled Prerequisites,
Commander Approval for Prerequisites, Familiarization and Preparatory Training, and Commander Approval
for Familiarization and Preparatory Training signed, entered into e-Services, and reflected in your record and on
your 101 card. (This means the entire sections and includes all tasks associated with them.) This will show that
you are legitimately a qualified trainee. (As a trainee, you may participate in SAREXs and, in some cases, actual
missions.)
It is expected that you keep a paper copy of your SQTR with original signatures from your evaluators. The
sections of your paper SQTR worksheet that involve "Commander Approval" should be signed by the squadron
commander. Once it is signed, you need to enter the date in the online version of the worksheet.
To print blank SQTR sheets and record task sign-offs or commander approvals:
Go to www.capmembers.com, click on e-services (left side), and sign in. +ear the bottom of the left hand menu
there is a link for My Operations Qualifications. Follow the link and select entry/view worksheet (left hand
menu). Select the rating in the search box. To use these SQTRs for sign-offs, click print SQTR worksheet on the
upper right hand side. To enter tasks, put the CAP ID# of the evaluator and the date in the appropriate boxes.
Please note that after the completion of any section on your SQTR, it is recommended that you send a copy of the
SQTR sheet to the squadron ES Officer.
Please direct questions to: Christiana Shoop, Capt., CAP
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cjshoop@bellsouth.net

770-926-7109

THE CADET OATH


I pledge that I will serve faithfully
in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program,
and that I will attend meetings regularly,
participate actively in unit activities,
obey my officers,
wear my uniform properly,
and advance my education
and training rapidly
to prepare myself to be of service
to my community, state, and nation.

CAP CORE VALUES


I$TEGRITY
VOLU$TEER SERVICE
EXCELLE$CE
RESPECT
SAFETY IN ALL WE DO
Saying NO to Drugs is Saying YES to Self-respect.
The attempt to negatively influence another person is often referred to as peer pressure.
However, why be a follower and do what others negatively say,
when one can be the leader
and exert positive peer pressure for freedom from drugs and alcohol.

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ORM is a logic-based, common sense approach to making calculated


decisions on human, material, and environmental factors associated with
any type of activity. It is a methodical, six-step process to manage
inherent risk.
THE SIX STEPS OF THE ORM PROCESS
Step One:

Identify the hazards.


This is the foundation of the ORM process. If you dont know
the hazards to mission degradation, personnel injury or death,
or property damage, then they cant be controlled. A hazard
is simply a condition that could cause loss. Focus on what is
at risk, and list the potential hazards.

Step Two:

Assess the risks.


Quantify and qualify the probability and severity of loss from
exposure to the hazard. Examine each hazard and determine
the exposure, severity, and mishap probability for the activity.
After a hazard is examined, risk can be established. Prioritize
the hazards into levels of risk and work on the worst one first.

Step Three: Analyze the risk control measures.


Investigate a variety of actions. Determine which risks can be
eliminated, reduced, or controlled in some manner.

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Step Four:

Make control decisions.


Select the best possible risk controls. Decide if those controls
will assure that the benefits outweigh the costs.

Step Five:

Implement Risk Control.


Always reject the risk when total costs outweigh total
benefits. Use the ORM process to determine your decision.

Step Six:

Supervise and review the six Basic ORM Steps.


Review systematically to measure if whether or not the
benefit was worth the cost.

As a Civil Air Patrol member,


I pledge to promote
an uncompromising
safety environment
for myself and others,
and to prevent the loss of,
or damage to
Civil Air Patrol assets
entrusted to me.
I will perform all my activities
in a professional and safe manner,
and will hold myself accountable
for my actions in
all of our Missions for America.

$ow required of all CAP members: Intro to CAP Safety for $ew Members.
www.gocivilairpatrol.com/members/e-services/CAP Utilities/Online Safety Education.
Then...Monthly Safety BriefingAt the Squadron or Online. Online, there is a test at the end of each briefing.
https://www.capnhq.gov//CAP.SafetyBriefingApp.Web/SafetyBriefingOnline.aspx
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On 29 October, 2Lt David McElhannon shared


his expertise with the Cadets of the Marietta
Air Museum Cadet Squadron about how WWII
planes were constructed, as well as their
strengths and their weaknesses on a battlefield.
In a simulated battle between the Americans
and the Japanese, Cadets learned how to
maneuver their aircraft to effectively protect
themselves as they engaged in warfare.

The Model Planes used


to simulate the war
between the Americans
and the Japanese
during WWII

Cadets not only engaged in an exciting battle


between the Americans and the Japanese,
they also had a wonderful time.

How to fly in Combat


The Simulated Battlefield

How to fly
the model planes
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The Tactics of War

The Cadets were intensely engaged


in a simulated battle.

The competition was fierce!


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SMART Goals help improve achievement and success.


A SMART Goal clarifies exactly what is expected
and the measures needed to achieve success.
A SMART Goal is:

Specific:
Goals which are linked to strategic plans or positions. Goals which answer
the questions Who? and What?

Measurable:
The success of meeting the goal can be measured. The goal answers
the question How?

Achievable:
Goals that are realistic and reasonable which can be achieved in a specific
amount of time.

Realistic:
Goals which are aligned with current tasks, and focus in one defined
area.

Time-bound:
Goals which have a clearly defined target or deadline date.
Examples:
$ot a SMART Goal:
My goal is to finish my Armstrong Essay and become an Officer.
This statement does not indicate a measurement or time frame, nor does it identify
what steps are necessary to achieve the desired results.
A SMART Goal:
I am a C/SrA, and my goal is to become a C/2Lt within six months. I plan
to successfully complete my Armstrong Essay and Speech requirements,
study diligently in order to pass the General Billy Mitchell Milestone
Examination, and continue with my personal fitness program in order to
pass the Cadet Physical Fitness Tests. I also plan to attend Character
Development sessions, and complete all that is required to successfully pass
through the Review Board.
This goal definitely meets the requirements to be considered a SMART Goal.
Specific:
The goal to become a C/2Lt is specific.
Measurable: The steps to succeed in meeting the goal are clearly measurable, if there
is diligent preparation to pass the requirements.
Achievable: The goal is definitely achievable, if diligent preparation is exerted to pass
the requirements.
Realistic:
The goal to become a C/2Lt is definitely realistic in the Cadet Promotion
Process.
Time-bound: The goal to promote to C/2Lt within six months is definitely time-bound.
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Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization
with more than 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft equipped
with the most advanced technologies available for search and rescue. CAP, in its Air
Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue
missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and approximately 80
lives are saved each year. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security,
disaster relief, aerial reconnaissance, and counter-drug missions at the request of
federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace
education and serve as mentors to more than 26,000 young people currently
participating in CAP Cadet programs. CAP received the World Peace Prize in 2011
and has been performing missions for America for 71 1/2 years." CAP also
participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor, and teach
about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans.

The CAP Motto is Semper Vigilans. CAP is prepared to respond effectively to any situation.

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EDITOR
EDITOR--IN
IN--CHIEF
Dr. Ilana Mor

MARIETTA AIR MUSEUM


CADET SQUADRO$
Strength of the %ation
by Dr. Ilana Mor

GA-454

CAP Senior Officer-Major


Character Development Instructor

drilanamor@gmail.com

C# 770-891-8068

Marietta Air Museum Cadet Sqdn


Activities Officer
Asst. Public Affairs Officer
Historian
Asst. Test Control Officer

Interfaith Ordained Minister


Teacher, Spiritual Artist, Author
Life Coach

Emergency Services

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remain the property of the artist.
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