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1 Col Francis S. Gabreski Squadron Cadet Member & Parent Briefing

2 Welcome Thanks for your interest in the Civil Air Patrol and welcome to the Col Francis S. Gabreski Squadron. Thanks for your interest in the Civil Air Patrol and welcome to the Col Francis S. Gabreski Squadron. On Long Island there are a total of 6 squadrons that have both cadets and adults as members and 1 that has only adults. On Long Island there are a total of 6 squadrons that have both cadets and adults as members and 1 that has only adults. All 7 squadrons are members of the Long Island Group, which is a member of the New York Wing, and Northeast Region of the CAP. All 7 squadrons are members of the Long Island Group, which is a member of the New York Wing, and Northeast Region of the CAP.

3 CAP Policies Civil Air Patrol has a strong Policy of Nondiscrimination  It is Civil Air Patrol policy that no member shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any CAP program or activity on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, or disability (formerly handicap). (formerly handicap).  It is Civil Air Patrol policy that no applicant meeting CAP’s minimum age requirement will be denied membership in CAP on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, or disability (formerly handicap).

4 Squadron Activities  Flight Training  Leadership Training  Survival Training  Search & Rescue  Disaster Relief  Radio Communication  Direction Finding  First Aid & CPR Training  Model Rocketry  Physical Fitness  Public Speaking  Astronomy  Cadet Flying-Cessna 172's & 182's  Encampments  Encampments  Bivouacs  Field Trips  Drill Team  Color Guard  Parades

5 Drug Demand Reduction The Civil Air Patrol Drug Demand Reduction program helps to instill an aggressive, positive, drug-free attitude in Civil Air Patrol members through a comprehensive program that:  Promotes CAP as a positive community service lifestyle.  Encourages youth to remain in school.  Focuses on drug abuse education, prevention and awareness.  Provides positive activities as an alternative to drugs and gang violence.

6 Col Francis S. Gabreski Squadron Col Francis S. Gabreski Squadron Accomplishments  2 Unit Citations  Long Island Group Squadron of the Year  Long Island Group Squadron of the Year 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008  New York Wing Color Guard Champion  New York Wing Color Guard Champion 2004 & 2005  Long Island Group Color Guard Champion  Long Island Group Color Guard Champion 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009

7 Col Francis S. Gabreski Squadron Col Francis S. Gabreski Squadron Organization Civil Air Patrol Squadrons generally have 3 types of members: 1. Officers – also know as Senior or Adult Members (If over 18-must join as Officer) 2. Cadets – ages (must be a member by 18 th birthday) 3. Parent Members – Must have an active cadet in the program All members must be citizens of the USA or registered aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residency

8 Col Francis S. Gabreski Squadron Col Francis S. Gabreski Squadron Staff Members: Maj. Louis Fenech Commander Maj. Cheryl Dorfman Deputy Commander of Seniors Maj. Robert Poggioli Testing Officer/Historian Capt. James Ridley Deputy Commander of Cadets Capt. Diane Collazo Recruiting Officer Capt. Paul Ryan Character Development Officer Capt. Nate Hillard Emergency Services Officer 1Lt. Amy Darwell Safety Officer 2Lt. Dennis Woytowitz Aerospace Officer/Supply Off. 2Lt. Debbie Woytowitz Asst. Aerospace Officer/Testing 2Lt. William Schecher Asst. Character Dev. Officer TFO Joshua MedinaDrug Demand Reduction Officer FO Ike Nelson Asst. Emergency Services Off. FO Kerry NetusilAsst IT Officer FO Vincent KudelcyzAsst. DDR Officer FO Stephen ScammacaIT Officer

9 Col Francis S. Gabreski Squadron Col Francis S. Gabreski Squadron Cadet Staff Members: Wolfpack Flight Wolfpack Flight C/2Lt Alex Woytowitz Cadet Flight Commander C/2Lt Kevin Grosshandler Cadet Flight Officer Cadet Staff Positions Eagle Flight C/2Lt John Kruse Cadet Flight Commander C/CMSgt Brendon Woytowitz Cadet Flight Sergeant C/Lt Col James Ridley Cadet Aerospace Ed Officer C/Maj Zeki Ozylimaz Cadet Operations/ES C/Maj Zeki Ozylimaz Cadet Operations/ES C/2Lt Kevin Krause Cadet Model Rocketry Officer C/2Lt Stephanie Filiberto Cadet Supply/Logistics Off. C/2Lt Stephanie Filiberto Cadet Supply/Logistics Off. C/Capt Ed Reynolds Cadet Safety Officer C/2Lt Colin Martin Cadet Leadership Officer C/CMsgt Tanya Lopez Cadet Public Relations Off. C/MSgt Melissa Orlowski Cadet Communications Off. C/2Lt Stephanie Filiberto Cadet Supply/Logistics Off. C/SMSgt Naomi Warshauer Squadron First Sergeant C/1Lt Heather West Cadet Commander C/2Lt Carissa Lackey Cadet Deputy Commander C/Capt Darin Mihalik Cadet Executive Officer C/2Lt Kory Gatley Cadet Adjutant

10 Cadet Oath "I pledge to 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." "I pledge to 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."

11 Responsibilities of Cadets  To attend meetings regularly  To participate actively in unit activities  To obey just commands of officers  To wear the uniform properly  To advance education and training  To prepare to be of service to the community, state and nation  To inform Parents/Guardians of events that are scheduled.

12 Responsibilities of Parents  Driving their cadets to meetings/events  Being prompt to pick-up and drop-off  Financial  Assisting Cadets as THEY prepare THEIR own uniforms  Supporting the squadron when asked – helping with events, fundraising, etc.

13 Meetings The Squadron meets every WEDNESDAY from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the The Squadron meets every WEDNESDAY from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the Patchogue Armory 100 Barton Avenue Patchogue, NY A new Cadet must attend 3 meetings before making an application for membership

14 Uniforms Why do cadets wear uniforms? CAP uses uniforms to promote teamwork and develop self-discipline. The uniform motivates cadets to set high standards for themselves and to live their core values of integrity, volunteer service, excellence, and respect. Additionally, cadets practice military customs and courtesies as part of their leadership training. Uniforms are the direct responsibility of the Member. UNIFORM SCHEDULE Week 1 Blues Week 1 Blues Week 2 BDU’S Week 2 BDU’S Week 3PT Uniform Week 3PT Uniform Week 4Blues Week 4Blues Week 5Commander’s Choice Week 5Commander’s Choice Members who do not have a complete uniform should wear Black pants and a White shirt with dress shoes. No promotions will be made for members out of uniform.

15 Costs to Join  Cadets: $35.00 Squadron Dues (Includes Squadron hat, Squadron T-Shirt, Squadron Coin) $32.00 National Dues (Includes Cadet’s Books and ID Card)  Officers: $35.00Squadron Dues $63.00National Dues

16 Other Expenses  Uniforms Short-sleeve (Air Force style) blue uniform Short-sleeve (Air Force style) blue uniform Pants, Shirt, Tie, Hat, Dress Shoes, AccessoriesPants, Shirt, Tie, Hat, Dress Shoes, Accessories BDU (camouflage) uniform BDU (camouflage) uniform Woodland Camoflage Pants/ShirtWoodland Camoflage Pants/Shirt Combat BootsCombat Boots Squadron Hat (free) Squadron T-Shirt (Free)Squadron Hat (free) Squadron T-Shirt (Free) PT uniform PT uniform Dark Shorts, Sneakers, Squadron T-Shirt (Free)Dark Shorts, Sneakers, Squadron T-Shirt (Free)

17 Other Expenses  Emergency Services/Bivouac gear Tent/Sleeping bag Tent/Sleeping bag 1 st Aid Kit 1 st Aid Kit 24 & 72 hour packs 24 & 72 hour packs (These items can be acquired over time)  LI Group Dues $15 per year  National Renewal Dues $32 per year

18 CAP CORE VALUES The core values outlined above serve as the foundation for how CAP members treat one another; how they treat the recipients of CAP’s humanitarian service; and how they care for the corporate assets under their control. These basic commandments form CAP’s ethical centerline – a moral compass for the organization. Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, & Respect

19 Core Value: Integrity This is the very fiber of all core values; without it all other core values cannot prevail. It is the cornerstone for all that is moral and just in our society. It is more than simple honesty. It embraces other attributes such as courage, responsibility, accountability, justice, openness, self-respect, and humility. Lastly, this core value means CAP members must practice the highest standards of self-discipline.

20 Core Value: Volunteer Service CAP adopted this core value because it reflects the very essence of the organization—service to humanity. All CAP volunteers willingly give of their time, energy, and personal resources. Moreover, many have made the ultimate sacrifice by losing their lives while serving the organization. As a minimum, this core value implies a commitment on the part of all CAP members to place the organization’s purposes first and foremost. This process starts with the member’s agreement to obey the rules and regulations of CAP and the Air Force. In this regard, self-discipline is an absolute must. CAP adopted this core value because it reflects the very essence of the organization—service to humanity. All CAP volunteers willingly give of their time, energy, and personal resources. Moreover, many have made the ultimate sacrifice by losing their lives while serving the organization. As a minimum, this core value implies a commitment on the part of all CAP members to place the organization’s purposes first and foremost. This process starts with the member’s agreement to obey the rules and regulations of CAP and the Air Force. In this regard, self-discipline is an absolute must.

21 Core Value: Excellence This core value reflects CAP’s continuous effort to be the very best and to consistently improve its humanitarian service to America. From personal appearance to resource management, excellence must be the goal of all CAP members. This core value reflects CAP’s continuous effort to be the very best and to consistently improve its humanitarian service to America. From personal appearance to resource management, excellence must be the goal of all CAP members.

22 Core Value: Respect CAP members come from all walks of life. Therefore, it is extremely important that members treat each other with fairness and dignity, and work together as a team. To do otherwise would seriously impair CAP’s capability to accomplish the mission. CAP members come from all walks of life. Therefore, it is extremely important that members treat each other with fairness and dignity, and work together as a team. To do otherwise would seriously impair CAP’s capability to accomplish the mission.

23 Mandatory Squadron Activities  All Parades  Memorial Day Weekend at Calverton  Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach  Any activity requiring maximum participation  Any Meetings with Dignitaries in attendance  Changes of Command  Any Event required by LI Group or NY Wing

24 Intra-Unit Communication 1. Websitewww.capli.com 2. Cadets & Parents Lists 3. HandoutsPrinted Orders 4. Direct OrderOral Orders (announcements) 5. Phone Chain Under Development Maj Fenech Maj Dorfman Capt Ridley Capt Collazo

25 Frequently Asked Questions  Q: Are cadets obligated to join the military? A: No, but some do. Cadets who earn the Billy Mitchell Award may enter the Air Force at an advanced grade (E-3) if they choose to enlist. The service academies and ROTC also look favorably on CAP experience. Approximately 10% of the USAF Academy cadet corps got their start in CAP.  Q: What level of commitment is expected from cadets? A: CAP expects cadets to participate actively, but of course CAP recognizes that cadets have school, family, and other obligations that take priority. We meet weekly for about 2 1/2 hours and offer special activities on the weekends and during the summer. If a cadet is unable to attend a CAP activity, they should let their element leader know in advance. Like any extra-curricular activity, cadets will get out of CAP only what they put into it.  Q: Who leads and supervises the cadets? A: CAP takes its responsibility to safeguard youth very seriously. The adult volunteers who interact with cadets (known as CAP Officers) have been fingerprinted and screened by the FBI. Also, as part of their leadership training, advanced cadets lead and mentor new cadets under the guidance of senior members. For more information, see our cadet protection policy. A: CAP takes its responsibility to safeguard youth very seriously. The adult volunteers who interact with cadets (known as CAP Officers) have been fingerprinted and screened by the FBI. Also, as part of their leadership training, advanced cadets lead and mentor new cadets under the guidance of senior members. For more information, see our cadet protection policy.  Q: Do cadets need to maintain a certain grade point average to participate in CAP? A: Of course, school comes first. CAP expects cadets to maintain "satisfactory performance" at school, as defined by the cadet's parents. Because CAP emphasizes self-discipline, it's not uncommon for cadets to see their grades increase as a result of their participation in the Cadet Program.

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