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Eugene L.

Carnahan Cadet Squadron 85

Maroon Marauder
Message from the Cadet Commander
Squadron 85 Cadets, As the new Cadet Commander of Squadron 85, I would like to commend all of you and say how very proud I am of our cadet corps. From the time of my appointment, my goals were to incorporate more activities in the meetings, accelerate promotions, recruit cadets, and boost the attendance of activities in the California Wing. In the beginning it was difficult grasping the concept of leading and achieving these goals, but with all the cadets participation and eagerness, we have made great progress in that direction. With regards to promotions, I am proud to say that for two months we have had too many PRB's for one meeting. It is great to see the motivation to promote. Regarding the recruiting of cadets, we have several new prospective cadets attending regularly, and four new recruits: Avila, Borstad, Gallegos, and Mulholland that have recently began their Civil Air Patrol career. Remember that we should be constantly recruiting for our Squadron. Thirdly is the attendance to California Wing Activities. The cadet staff and I are very proud to see cadets wanting to meet other cadets in the cadet program and learn skills that will make them a better leader. And finally, I want to congratulate all the cadets for your hard work. It is showing on the drill field, on your test scores, and to your staff. I am proud when the Senior staff comes to me and says: They are looking good tonight." So in closing I want to say: keep up the good work, strive for greatness, and remember: "Always on Parade." ~C/SMSgt. Kyle Bond, Cadet Commander

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: From the Cadet Commander Awards and Promotions From the Squadron Commander Aerospace Rocketry BCS/ATS Update Morality and Safety EAA Young eagles Calendar 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 5

Promotions and Awards

Congratulations to the following Cadets for their promotions and awards for Q1 08

Congratulations to Cadet John Barb, the latest inductee to the Elite 100 Club : Aerospace Module 1 Cadets: Christena Khattar Joseph Khattar Cadets: Trenton Bromenschenkel Dylan Whitaker Cadets: Tyler Creger Karrisa Thorpe Cadet: Richard Young


C/Airman 1st C

C/Senior Airman

C/Technical Sgt

Spring Quarter 2008


From the Squadron Commander

What is Encampment!?!
Before you go know what you are getting into.
Encampment time is just around the corner and there comes a point in every cadets career in CAP when they become a little apprehensive about going to and graduating encampment. From the California ETM (Encampment Training Manual) here is the purpose of encampments: National Headquarters - As stated in CAPM 50-16 CAP encampment are designed to provide CAP members with an oppor t un it y 1) to apply knowledge gained in the cadet and senior proYou can catch up on some reading... grams to practical situations. 2) to develop a greater understanding of the CAP mission and CAP capabilities, and 3) to develop their potential for aerospace leadership in actual aerospace environment.

Get your frustrations out...

All of these task and goals are completed in an expedient manner, meaning: all within one week!

Fly with the birds...

Encampment is high pressure, but through it all just remember that you are completely taken care of. There is no time during an encampment that your well-being is not considered. Senior members, your Tactical Officers, and other cadet staff are vigilantly taking care of every cadet there. GO TO ENCAMPMENT, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE GLAD YOU DID! Encampment will be held August 1st 9th at Camp San Luis Obispo. Applications will be announced soon. ~ Andrew J. Peters, Capt., CAP Sq.85 Commander

Get some exercise...

California Wing The goal of the encampment program in California Wing: 1) To standardize basic cadet training within the state. 2) To develop skills in interpersonal relations. 3) To develop skills in time management, counseling, and teaching by the cadet staff. 4) To instill group cooperation and teamwork. 5) To instill a sense of discipline in the Cadet Corps of California Wing. 6) To challenge each cadet to accomplish tasks and insure that they succeed.
Enjoy the accomplishment at graduation!

Spring Quarter 2008


Aerospace Education ~ Taking off!

As some of you may or may have not noticed, some recent themes to our Aerospace Education have been focused around rocketry. During the next few months, we will be focusing more on rocketry basics, principles of flight and propulsion. In addition, we are trying to coordinate a guest speaker from Aerojet, a tour of Vandenberg AFB were we are trying to coordinate the observation of an actual rocket launch, a tour of a local Nike missile launch site (yes, we actually had missiles in Marin poised and ready for launch), and cumulating with a weekend rocketry class, were cadet attendees will build and launch their own rockets and can earn their Model Rocketry Badge. This training will coincide with information found in Aerospace Dimension Module Four: Rockets, and will be tailored around the CAP Model Rocketry Program as per CAPR 50-2. Please keep a watch for upcoming events on the Squadron website calendar, so you do not m i s s these exciting activities. ~Aaron Yanagihara, 2Lt, CAP Aerospace Education Officer

Congratulations Cadet John Barb: BCS Outstanding Cadet!

Thats a lot of maroon covers! In early March, cadets from all over California Wing participated in a weekend long Basic Cadet School (BCS) and Airmen Training School (ATS), as part of the California Wing Integrated Leadership Program (ILP). In all, 67 Cadets and 15 Senior Members participated in the activity, hosted at Travis AFB and with cooperation of Travis Composite Squadron 22. Put together by Eugene L. Carnahan Cadet Squadron 85, a total of 15 different Squadrons came together for this essential training in the cadet program. Squadron 85 had one of the strongest showings, with fifteen cadetsmaroon covers present every where! I could definitely say that our cadets were better trained and stood out with excellence remarks C/MSgt. Yanagihara. The highlight of the weekend came during the graduation ceremony, when our own Squadron 85 Cadet John Barb was honored with the BCS Outstanding Cadet Award. The next step for the BCS graduates is to attend an ATS (Airman Training School), NCOS (NonCommissioned Officer School) and most important: ENCAMPMENT! Being part of the Cadet program is more than weekly meetings, it is about getting to know other cadets from across the nation, and learning from their leadership and experiences. For a list of California Wing Activities, go to , and for a list of National Cadet Activities, such as International Air Cadet Exchange or Powered/Glider Flight Academies, go to . ~ Aaron Yanagihara, 2Lt, CAP Public Affairs Officer

Spring Quarter 2008


Morality and Safety (excerpt from The Sentinel, The Official Safety Newsletter of CAP, May 2008)
While attending the Texas Wing Conference, one of the chaplains approached me and wanted to discuss her views on the moral obligation CAP members have towards one another. Not wanting to argue or disagree with any person of the cloth, I listened intently to the Chaplains comments and realized how right she is. The Chaplain talked about the moral obligation we each have to not only keep ourselves from harm, but to keep our fellow CAP members from harms way as well. How do we do that? The answer is simply that a moral obligation is to always do the right thing. Morality is the standard of conduct that is generally accepted as right or proper behavior. It is behavior that is conducted in accord with acceptable moral standards. It is that moral behavior that sets the tone for a positive safety culture. How that relates to safety is your making the right decisions before you take on a task or involve yourself with other CAP members. Take the example of a cadet orientation flight. You have a moral obligation for the cadets safety, the care of the CAP property and yourself. You should be asking if you are properly fit for the flight. Have you met all currency requirements and more importantly feel that you have maintained your own level of proficiency and training for flying? Is the weather within safe limits for winds, clouds and visibility? Is the airplane in proper working order and met all requirements of a safe flight (etc, etc, etc)? The cadet doesnt know if you are safe at this very moment, only you can know and thats the blind trust we all have in each other. We can expand our moral obligations to any activity in CAP by measuring our commitment to always doing the right thing. Doing the right thing may help mitigate the risk of our activities. Doing the right thing includes staying proficient and accomplishing your training in an honest and effective manner. Following the regulations and recommendations given by your safety officer. Keeping your ego in check and knowing when to step back if it interferes with good judgment. Its a matter of being honest with yourself and keeping your moral integrity high; for doing so keeps you and your fellow CAP members safer. I thank that Texas chaplain for sharing her views on safety and morality. Just as with teaching right versus wrong, it is important we all keep morality in the forefront of our safety lessons. ~Lt Col Larry Mattiello, CAP Assistant National Safety Officer


Our gracious hosts, the EAA Hangtown Chapter 512, will be holding their bi-annual community Young Eagles Program on Saturday June 21st. This program introduces youths within the community to aviation and the great experience of flight. Since you as Civil Air Patrol Cadets already have orientation flights (one coming soon), this is a great way to give back to the community and inspire these eager young kids. In the past we have assisted in flight line patrol and chaperoning the kids to and from the aircraft. There will also be an opportunity for a recruiting booth. Unfortunately, by CAP regulations, Civil Air Patrol members are not permitted to fly in EAA (technically experimental) aircraft. There may be a time in the future, where the EAA may thank our volunteerism with an opportunity for a non-CAP associated flight of our own. Since the EAA has been so gracious to change their meeting schedules and allowed us the use of their facility to hold our meetings, it is only fitting that we all make ourselves available for their endeavors.

Spring Quarter 2008



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Eugene L. Carnahan Cadet Squadron 85 PCR-CA-273 Spring Quarter 2008 Contact Information:
Aaron P. Yanagihara, 2Lt, CAP Public Affairs Officer / Editor Phone: 916-257-2815 E-mail:

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