117th ANG Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

117th ANG Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol We meet on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 PM at the
117th ANG Base by the Birmingham International Airport:
5401 E Lake Blvd, Building 205
Birmingham, AL 35217

We meet weekly on Tuesdays from 6pm until 8pm. Location:
Birmingham International Airport
117th ANG Base
5401 East Lake Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35217

Operating as usual

Photos from National Emergency Services Academy's post
08/05/2021

Photos from National Emergency Services Academy's post

Photos from National Emergency Services Academy's post
08/03/2021

Photos from National Emergency Services Academy's post

Photos from National Emergency Services Academy's post
08/03/2021

Photos from National Emergency Services Academy's post

08/01/2021

Tuesday’s meeting on August 3rd is being cancelled. We hope to resume the following week.

07/31/2021

Help cheer on Chris Nilsen, a former Missouri Wing - Civil Air Patrol cadet competing in the Tokyo Olympics in the pole vault. Ranked fifth in the world, the three-time NCAA champion (indoors in 2017 and twice outdoors in 2018 and 2019) pole vaulter for the University of South Dakota captured gold at the 2019 Pan American Games and placed first at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials as the only vaulter to clear 5.90m. Qualifying with a jump of 5.75m during the preliminary heats, Nilsen will go for the gold next week.

Photos from National Emergency Services Academy's post
07/31/2021

Photos from National Emergency Services Academy's post

07/30/2021

We are in the final days of being able to sign up for the Alabama Wing Conference and Banquet. I must turn in numbers to the Hotel by Monday Morning. If you have not already done so, please register as soon as possible. I would prefer it be done by midnight because we have to gather the data and put together a package for the hotel.

Thank You,
Col Harris

07/24/2021

We are a couple of weeks away from our first major event since 2019, the 2021 Alabama Wing Conference. This conference will be a face-to-face event in Birmingham, Alabama on the weekend of 6 - 8 Aug 2021. As I write this note, we are finalizing the agenda/schedule. I will send out a sketch of the plan once it is ready. In the meantime, we need your support! I hope you can attend this event. It will be a great time of fellowship, business, and fun. Please register as soon as possible, but before 30 July 2021 so we can work with the Hotel and get our food and snacks ordered. If you have questions, please let us know.

Photos from Civil Air Patrol's post
07/23/2021

Photos from Civil Air Patrol's post

We had a big night at the 090. Thank you Major Staton for helping with our Change of Command and promotions. Congratulat...
07/21/2021

We had a big night at the 090. Thank you Major Staton for helping with our Change of Command and promotions. Congratulations 1st Lt. Bell, Cadet Commander. Thank you 1st Lt. Nail for your service.

Congratulations to Cadet Bell on his promotion to 1st Lt!
07/21/2021

Congratulations to Cadet Bell on his promotion to 1st Lt!

Congratulations to Cadet Bell on his promotion to 1st Lt!

Congratulations to Cadet McKnight on his promotion to Cadet Airman First Class!
07/21/2021

Congratulations to Cadet McKnight on his promotion to Cadet Airman First Class!

Congratulations to Cadet McKnight on his promotion to Cadet Airman First Class!

Photos from Civil Air Patrol - Alabama Wing's post
07/19/2021

Photos from Civil Air Patrol - Alabama Wing's post

06/22/2021

Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight's meeting will be canceled. Sorry for the disruption in scheduling and any inconvenience. We look forward to seeing you next week.

05/04/2021

Tonight's meeting is canceled due to weather.

04/07/2021

Applications are now open for the 2021 ALWG Encampment. Information can be found on the ALWG Website

ALWG Encampment | Alabama Wing (cap.gov) several items are still being finalized like the ALWG Encampment OPORD and so some documents are not available as of yet, there is also an issue with the registration link and ALWG/IT has been made aware so it can be repaired. You can directly link to the online application form at https://alwg.formstack.com/forms/2021_alwg_encampment. The dates for this year are 27 Jun – 3 Jul 2021, and tuition will be $200 per student cadet. I realize this is an increase, but this is the first increase the encampment has had to its tuition since at least 2015. CAP/CP does offer the CEAP program to assist with tuition scholarship. The staff and myself are working to make this encampment one to remember.

Seniors and cadet officers and NCOs we still need plenty of help on staff as well so please if you can consider applying as staff. If there is a EMT, Paramedic, Nurse, PA, Doctor with an active license who has a week to give I have an urgent need for someone to serve as Health Services Officer. Also if you may only have a day or two to give we can still use the help just email me and let me know what you feel might be a good fit for you.

Vehicle inspection night! What better way to practice than on your new CAP van!!! The 090 is so happy to have transporta...
02/24/2021

Vehicle inspection night! What better way to practice than on your new CAP van!!! The 090 is so happy to have transportation again.

Vehicle inspection night! What better way to practice than on your new CAP van!!! The 090 is so happy to have transportation again.

01/14/2021
Hoping you all have a blessed and safe New Year!!!
12/31/2020

Hoping you all have a blessed and safe New Year!!!

12/25/2020

Happy Holidays to all of our CAP Family! 🎄🔔🎄

Civil Air Patrol
12/03/2020

Civil Air Patrol

As we continue to celebrate Civil Air Patrol's 79th birthday week, we want to express our gratitude to the entire CAP family. THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who serve their communities and THANK YOU to everyone who supported Civil Air Patrol on #GivingTuesday!

Thanks to your generosity, we will continue to shape the lives of America's youth through positive life-changing experiences in aerospace education and aviation. Happy 79 years, everyone 🎉!

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It's never too late to make a difference and help us save lives, shape lives and create America's future ... today!: 🔗 >> https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/giving

12/01/2020
Photos from 117th ANG Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol's post
11/30/2020

Photos from 117th ANG Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol's post

10/21/2020

Starting next Tuesday, October 27th, we will begin meeting in person at the squadron. We will be alternating weeks with the Seniors. Our first meeting will be PT and Drill practice. Please be looking for emails with more information and guidelines for COVID restrictions. Hope to see you soon!

Thank you Col. Harris for officiating our Change of Command Ceremony.  Please welcome Capt.Olukoya as the new Commander ...
10/07/2020

Thank you Col. Harris for officiating our Change of Command Ceremony. Please welcome Capt.Olukoya as the new Commander of the 090. Thank you Maj. Mullins for four wonderful years of service and leadership. We look forward to having you as a flight instructor.

Good afternoon, Just a reminder that the 2020 ALWG Conference is this Saturday!! Due to security reasons, we are going t...
08/25/2020
2020 ALWG Conference

Good afternoon,

Just a reminder that the 2020 ALWG Conference is this Saturday!! Due to security reasons, we are going to request everyone to register by 11:59 pm on 28 Aug 2020. We cannot make any exceptions past this time.

You will be sent the training links via the email you include during registration. PLEASE check your emails on the morning of the conference for the access links.

When registering you will be asked which classes you would like to attend, understand that you will not be able to change once selected and that you must attend 4 to gain full PD Credit.

REGISTER NOW

For more information, visit https://alwg.cap.gov/events/2020-alwg-conference-webpage

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Capt Joshua Amerspek, CAP
Maxwell Composite Squadron Commander

(C) 334.406.2440
U.S. Air Force Auxiliary
GoCivilAirPatrol.com
al032.cap.gov

The Alabama Wing Conference is going to be held virtually this year. Go to events (below) and you will see the dropdown selection for the conference webpage

ALCON:The FY 2020 Alabama Wing Cadet Advisory Council term will be ending in the next thirty-six days, and to preserve c...
08/25/2020
Southeast Region CAC application form

ALCON:

The FY 2020 Alabama Wing Cadet Advisory Council term will be ending in the next thirty-six days, and to preserve continuity I need everyone’s assistance in making the FY 2020 to 2021 transition go as smoothly as possible given our present realities. This year we will not be doing the start of the term CAC Retreat, but there will be a retreat at some point. There will be pre-term (or pre-first meeting training) along with on-going training and development.

Phase II – IV Cadets
Applications are now being accepted for the following Alabama Wing Cadet Advisory Council Position for Fiscal Year 2021.

ALWG CAC Chair – position requires that the applicant has completed both Phase I, and Achievement 7 of the Cadet Program, and have prior service on either the Wing or a Group CAC. However, it is desired that the incoming chair either possess or obtain their Mitchell Award within the first 45 days of the term.
ALWG CAC Vice-Chair - position requires that the applicant has completed both Phase I, and Achievement 7 of the Cadet Program, and have prior service on either the Wing or a Group CAC. However, it is desired that the incoming chair either possess or obtain their Mitchell Award within the first 45 days of the term.
ALWG CAC Recorder – position required that the applicant have completed Phase I of the Cadet Program. Prior service is desired but not a requirement.
SER CAC Representative & Assistant Representative – position requires prior service on either the Wing or a Group CAC, and that the applicant be a Phase III cadet or higher.
The application process for these positions will be the same regardless of which position or positions (you can apply for multiple positions.)

Preparing to apply
Prepare or Update your Civil Air Patrol Resume (This is covered in Lead to Learn, Vol II)
Obtain a letter recommendation from your Squadron Commander or Deputy Commander for Cadets
Prepare your Personal Leadership Philosophy Memorandum (information and guidance is found on the application page.)
Apply online - https://alwg.formstack.com/forms/alwgcacap
Deadline 12 Sept 2020
Applications will be review by ALWG/CP Staff and selected applicants will be contacted by email to arrange interviews with the Selection Board NLT COB 17 Sept 2020
Meeting with Selection Board
The Board will make their recommendations to the Wing Commander who may or may not wish to interview the finalist.
Selectees are notified NLT 27 Sept 2020, and announcement published
Term Begins 1 Oct 2020, Selectee (including SER CAC Rep/Alt) will attend CAC Leadership Virtual Meeting TBD either 2 or 3 October.
First Meeting of New Term 25 October.
Phase IV Cadets

SER DCS/CP Col Richard Greenwood has informed all SER DCPs that applications are now being accepted for the positions the SER Cadet Advisory Council Chair, Vice-Chair, and Recorder. You can apply online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczK1OoE1aehaL9bZ_I0unEv7ZstytnZKO4T6vsgJGojJ7xpg/viewform. Per Col Greenwood “Deadline for submission is 1700 Eastern time on 1 Sep 20. Cadets must be phase IV to apply and have the approval of all commanders in their chain of command.” The is no official form for obtaining permission so I would suggest a memorandum style email to your squadron commander requesting their permission, and they can forward that up through the chain of command to Col Harris, who can in-turn send it back to your Squadron Commander to send to you. As the unit, group, and wing commander must approve your applying this will simplify the process for you and those within the chain of command.

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me.





Maj Arnold C Staton, CAP

Director, Cadet Programs
Alabama Wing

938.900.3223
[email protected]

U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

GoCivilAirPatrol.com

ALWG.cap.gov

A resume will also need to be sent with this form. Email resume to Col. Greenwood ([email protected]) and Capt. Breedlove ([email protected]) after this form is complete. You will also need your Squadron, Group and Wing Commanders approval to be considered for this position.

Civil Air Patrol
08/19/2020

Civil Air Patrol

We are excited to celebrate the magic of flight. Happy #NationalAviationDay, everyone 😀!

CAP Marks 4th Straight Year with 100+ Saves
08/10/2020
CAP Marks 4th Straight Year with 100+ Saves

CAP Marks 4th Straight Year with 100+ Saves

For the fourth consecutive fiscal year, Civil Air Patrol has passed the century mark in lives saved, as credited by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. CAP, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, conducts approximately 90% of all search operations within the U.S. as assigned by the AFRC...

07/01/2020
Rick Karle WVTM 13

Rick Karle WVTM 13

WELCOME HOME!

Armen with the 117th Air Refueling Wing return home to Birmingham after being deployed to the Middle East.

Thank you for your service!
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📹 117th Air Refueling Wing

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Civil Air Patrol observes its 72nd anniversary as the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force this week – a ro...
05/27/2020

Civil Air Patrol observes its 72nd anniversary as the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force this week – a role authorized by Congress with Public Law 80-557 and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

The White House telegram (seen below) broke the news on May 26, 1948. Before that, CAP had served in support of the U.S. Army Air Corps. The 1948 law ensured that the partnership would continue with the newly formed Air Force, which was created Sept. 18, 1947.

The relationship reached another level in August 2015 with the announcement that the all-volunteer auxiliary would be included as a Total Force partner of the Air Force, joining members of the active Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve.

“Civil Air Patrol volunteers have a rich history of service to country,” said National Commander and CEO Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, commenting recently on CAP's record-breaking performance during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “They have banded together to perform a myriad of humanitarian missions as members of the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.”

05/25/2020
The United States Air Force Band

The United States Air Force Band

HONOR | As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, let us reflect on the tremendous price that was paid by the brave men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. Through the sounding of Taps, members of The United States Air Force Band solemnly render honor to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

A long-held musical tradition at military funerals, the music of Taps originated from a Civil War bugle call entitled, “Extinguish Lights”. A plaintive call, the sounding of Taps signals the end of the fallen serviceman’s duty and is the final tribute from a grateful nation.

To those who have given the last full measure of devotion, we honor your service, pay tribute to your lives, and thank you for your selfless sacrifice.

We'd like to thank Mr. Matthew Priest, Director of Culpeper National Cemetery, all of the staff at Culpeper National Cemetery, as well as Ms. Richelle Taylor, Public Affairs Specialist with the Department of Veteran Affair’s National Cemetery Administration, for their help making this tribute possible.

National Cemetery Administration (NCA) U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs #honorthem #honorthefallen

Credits:

Executive Producer - Colonel Don Schofield
Producer - Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Hoffmann
Director/Editor - Technical Sgt. Tim Hilgert
Assistant Director - Technical Sgt. Mike Brest
Aerial Videographer - Senior Master Sgt. Brian MacDonald
Audio Engineer - Master Sgt. Michael Hampf
Bugler - Technical Sgt. Jason Covey

Congratulations to our graduating high school Senior, C/1st Lt. Nail. We look forward to seeing where your adventures ta...
05/12/2020

Congratulations to our graduating high school Senior, C/1st Lt. Nail. We look forward to seeing where your adventures take you!

05/09/2020
Operation American Resolve

Operation American Resolve

The 117th Air Refueling Wing from Sumpter Smith JNGB, Birmingham, Alabama flew a KC-135R Stratotanker over Alabama hospitals to honor healthcare workers, fir...

05/05/2020

Save the date....we will have a CAP SAREX on June 11th. Details will follow closer to the launch date as we are still planning ways to social distance and implement all needed safety requirements.

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I searched through the encampment pictures for Day 0 and found Cadet Bell. He looks ready for the week.
Does anyone else need to place an order with Vanguard? I have an order ready to go, but would love to cut the shipping charges, if anyone else needs something. Please let me know by Wednesday! :) Thanks!
C/Amn Johnson is representing Birmingham Squadron 090 at Winter Encampment this week. Camp Blanding, Florida.
TO BE AN AMERICAN To be an American is something grand, As witnessed from a distant land. The quality of life we enjoy here, Is surely something that we should hold dear. Many complain within these doors, Who have never traveled to distant shores. They have never seen the poverty and pain, As in so many places misery reigns. If life is so horrible in this place, Why do so many to these shores race? Is it as bad as is commonly reported? Or have some carelessly, the facts distorted? From one who has been privileged to many places see, There is no place on earth I would rather be. These blessings on which we have grown to depend, I trust that we all will eagerly defend. 2Lt James E. Martin 117th ANG Composite Sq.