Civil Air Patrol - Squadron 188 Oakland

Civil Air Patrol - Squadron 188 Oakland Oakland Airport North Field, California # (510) 21GOSAR Amelia Earhart Senior Squadron 188, proudly located in Oakland, California, San Francisco Bay Area, is a local unit of the Civil Air Patrol based in Oakland, California.
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We are part of San Francisco Bay Group 2 and California Wing.

We are part of San Francisco Bay Group 2 and California Wing.

Mission: We perform three congressionally assigned key missions in the Bay Area: emergency services, which includes search and rescue (by air and ground) and disaster relief operations; aerospace education for youth and the general public; and cadet programs for teenage youth. In addition, we have recently been tasked with homeland security and courier service missions.

Operating as usual

Another fire weather watch for us starting tomorrow evening.
10/20/2020

Another fire weather watch for us starting tomorrow evening.

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A 🚒 Fire Weather Watch🚒 is in effect late Wednesday night into Friday morning for the North Bay Mountains, East Bay Hills, and Santa Cruz Mountains for dry conditions & gusty offshore flow.

Winds: N/NE 20-30mph, gust to 40mph. Locally stronger over higher peaks.

10/15/2020

A reminder that we are not meeting in person due to COVID restrictions. If you're interested in joining Civil Air Patrol contact us directly for an update on our recruitment procedures.

09/27/2020
Civil Air Patrol - California Wing

Thank you to all the members who have participated in this mission!

Col Ross Veta and the Wing Staff want to thank all the members of California Wing for their outstanding work on the first official week of the Cal-Guard/Cal-OES Wild Fire mission this past week. We received some outstanding photos that have been approved by NHQ to publish.
52 members both Senior and Cadet have worked this mission. Aircrews have flown 24 sorties. The WaldoAir photographic system has been from NorCal to SoCal and back again in support of our customer.
The Wing PAO staff has put this short video together to illustrate the hard work of the Wing in this mission. Thank you all for your hard work!
If you are interested in how CAP servies during disasters PM us on Facbook and Instagram. #CAPMissions #CAGWCAP #goflycap

Not mentioned: California Wing Civil Air Patrol members participating both remotely and in-person in this mission.  The ...
09/23/2020
Ore., Wash. Wings Provide Wildfire Damage Aerial Photos

Not mentioned: California Wing Civil Air Patrol members participating both remotely and in-person in this mission. The scope of this effort is giant and we're all working together to help.

As smoke clears from western Oregon, Civil Air Patrol pilots and specially trained aircrews are flying over areas damaged by devastating wildfires to photograph the conflagrations' impact. Two aircraft from the Oregon Wing and one from the Washington Wing joined the effort in cooperation with the ...

CAP Communicators keeping their skills sharp ... and havbing a little fun at the same time.  CAP's nationwide High Frequ...
09/22/2020
CAP Communicators Bring 'Chicken Soup' Radio to Pandemic Mission

CAP Communicators keeping their skills sharp ... and havbing a little fun at the same time. CAP's nationwide High Frequency (HF) radio capabilities are just one of the ways our members work every day to accomplish our Emergency Services mission.

“CSI” is a familiar abbreviation designating a TV crime drama franchise, but for Civil Air Patrol communications operators those letters stand for something entirely different -- “Chicken Soup Initiative,” CAP’s COVID-19 response radio network. The network is the collaborative effort of 2n...

Wing-wide resources being brought to this effort.
09/21/2020

Wing-wide resources being brought to this effort.

On September 7, 2020, 92-year-old Mr. Lewis Schluchter was last seen. The athletic Mr. Schluchter is known in the community for taking hikes near his home in Buck Meadows, California, in the woods just outside Yosemite National Park. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department organized a search and on Thursday, September 18, 2020, asked for additional assistance from other search and rescue groups including Civil Air Patrol to widen the search area. California Wing, during fire recovery and food bank missions, answered the call. Living up to the unofficial motto of the Wing “Send Me”. On Friday, September 19, 2020, the search team grew to 50 including members of the California Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.
The twelve qualified Ground Team Members gathered from all over the state. These unpaid volunteers, including adult and cadet members. California Wing Commander, Colonel Ross Veta, a San Diego resident also volunteered. “I am so proud of the monumental effort and dedication that our ground teams continue to exhibit during this search. The expert performance of these teams has been recognized as a vital asset by the Mariposa County Sheriff Search and Rescue” said Col Veta.

Civil Air Patrol
09/11/2020

Civil Air Patrol

Today, we remember the lives that were lost on this day 19 years ago. Never Forget 🇺🇸

Radio direction finders are a vital tool for search and rescue (SAR) missions.  Happy birthday, @rhothetainternational ....
09/11/2020
RHOTHETA Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Civil Air Patrol

Radio direction finders are a vital tool for search and rescue (SAR) missions. Happy birthday, @rhothetainternational ...!

/PRNewswire/ -- Rhotheta International Inc., a full-service distributor of German-designed radio direction finders (DF), proudly announces the firm's 20th...

A great thanks to our SAR partners up north, eh?
09/06/2020

A great thanks to our SAR partners up north, eh?

Ever heard of JRCC?
We have the answer 👇as we continue with our September #SAR Spotlight, Sunday-style!

#Today, we're highlighting the role of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in search and rescue operations. Run by the Canadian Armed Forces and Canadian Coast Guard, there are three JRCCs located across Canada. Each of them lead and direct SAR operations within their respective area of responsibility:

➡️ JRCC Victoria, located in Esquimalt B.C., monitors the Western Canada region for SAR incidents. JRCC Victoria's area of responsibility is about 1,427,000 square kilometers of mainly mountainous terrain and some 687,000 square kilometers of the Pacific Ocean. It receives about 3000 calls for assistance per year.

➡️ JRCC Trenton, located in Trenton, Ont., is responsible for an area of more than 10 million square kilometres in central Canada and receives about 4000 calls for assistance per year.

➡️ JRCC Halifax, located in Halifax, N.S., leads and directs all SAR operations in Eastern Canada. With an area of responsibility of some 4.7 million square kilometres that is 80 percent water (or more than 29,000 kilometres of coastline) JRCC Halifax receives about 2500 calls for assistance per year.

Responsibility for launching an air or marine SAR response in Canada’s North generally rests with the JRCC in the region where the response is needed.

#Rescue #RCAF #RCAFProud #ThatOthersMayLive

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California Wing getting experience with the new DAART tool.  Another way we're working to serve ...
08/30/2020

California Wing getting experience with the new DAART tool. Another way we're working to serve ...

In a state ravaged by wildfires, the California Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), is cross-training this week with the Arizona Wing of CAP at the request of the National Guard. The mission: Use some high-tech equipment in our aircraft to spot fires started by lightning strikes. It’s hoped that this can head off forest fires in the future.

Thundershowers in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California regularly produce numerous lighting strikes. Sometimes those strikes start small fires in tress, that smolder for a few days. Some of these burning trees start massive forest fires. To detect these hot spots, the National Guard has been flying aircraft to detect and report to the United States Forest Service so that they can extinguish them at an early stage. The National Guard looked at Civil Air Patrol capability and wanted to see if using CAP aircraft was a viable option for this mission.

To that end, the California Wing teamed up with the Arizona Wing, who flew a specially equipped Cessna 182 to the Fresno airport this week. The aircraft, fitted with a Domestic Operations Awareness and Assessment Response Tool, or DAART package, is from the Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 near Phoenix, Arizona. Due to it’s proximity to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra National Forest in the Sierra Nevada mountains, the base for the trial period of training is the Fresno Yosemite International Airport. The DAART package of sensors includes an inferred camera, specialized software, and control and monitoring hardware.

On Friday, Maj. Pat DeWees, from the Merced County Composite Squadron 147, trained alongside the crew from the Arizona Wing. Maj. DeWees is a Green Flag Mission Coordinator and Sensor Operator, and one of only a few CAWG members that have experience with this kind of DAART equipment. The training with Arizona Mission Pilot, Maj. Chris Shehi, and Airborne Photographer, Maj. Roger Yaeger, was productive as DeWees and the crew found a hot spot in the forest, more than likely started by lightning. Immediately, the team reported the fire to the Forest Service.

The CAWG Emergency Services Team is hoping this cross-training will provide enough information to see if this will be a viable option to the National Guard. The Civil Air Patrol in California could be an essential asset in the fight against wildfires in the state. Every tool is needed to prevent loss of life, protection of property, and economic damage.

Some Oakland members working hard on this mission with some fascinating new technology.
08/27/2020

Some Oakland members working hard on this mission with some fascinating new technology.

This morning California Wing started spooling up for their role in the 2020 Fire Season. Aircrews from California and Arizona Wings are flying training sorties in advance of tasking from Cal-OES, Cal-Fire and California ANG. If you are a CAWG aircrew member, make sure you're ready to go. If you want to work these important missions and are not a member of CAP, contact us on messenger or chat and we will connect you to a squadron. #goflycap #cawgcap #CAPMissions. Semper Vigilans!

We love to help on a good mystery!
08/10/2020

We love to help on a good mystery!

California Wing Civil Air Patrol Helping to Solve Mystery

Bay Area Personnel Assist in Search at Reid-Hillview Airport

Reid-Hillview Airport, San Jose – Civil Air Patrol members from the San Francisco Bay Area are assisting the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in a search for the remains of a drone or a bird that may have struck a Cessna 172 near Reid-Hillview Airport.

Please read the rest of the Press Release Below:

08/06/2020
California National Guard

Here's some great coverage from California National Guard about Civil Air Patrol participation at the Merced Food Bank.

Units from the Civil Air Patrol, a nonprofit organization that serves as an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, have aided the Cal Guard's food bank operations for several months. Members of Merced County's Composite Squadron 147 have volunteered at the food bank operated by Cal Guard's 1040th Quartermaster Company. Together they've mastered a plan that feeds aproximately 1,000 recipients a day, three times a week, and have developed a special friendship as well. (U.S. Army National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Eddie Siguenza) Civil Air Patrol - California Wing; 1040th Quartermaster Company; 340th BSB; 115th Regional Support Group;

July 2, 1937Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan depart from Lae. Their destination is Howland Island, a tiny island in the Pa...
07/01/2020
1 July 1937 - This Day in Aviation

July 2, 1937

Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan depart from Lae. Their destination is Howland Island, a tiny island in the Pacific only 13,200 feet long and 2,650 feet wide. Amelia and Noonan cannot find the island, however, and they lose radio contact with the Coast Guard cutter Itasca , who can hear that they are lost but cannot return communication.

They disappear over the Pacific Ocean. President Roosevelt issues a massive search for Amelia and Noonan, and George Putnam finances his own search until October 1937, but their efforts are unsuccessful.

1 July 1937: Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan are delayed another day at Lae, Territory of New Guniea. “July 1st. ‘Denmark’s a prison,’ and Lae, attractive and unusual as it is, appears to two flyers just as confining, as the Electra is poised for our longest hop, the 2,556 miles to Howland Is...

06/25/2020
Oakland International Airport

There's an amazing amount of history here at OAK; we hope to get back to making some of it soon.

As we emerge stronger together, we're ready to see you all Fly The East Bay Way once again. We're OAK. The heart of the Bay Area and the soul of the East Bay. Proud to be your airport for 93 years.

Having fun last night in our (viirtual) meeting playing a Lightning Round of Safety Jeopardy!
04/01/2020

Having fun last night in our (viirtual) meeting playing a Lightning Round of Safety Jeopardy!

The Group Commander is attending the Civil Air Patrol - Squadron 188 Oakland Virtual Meeting.

All of Group 2 Squadrons are conducting MS Teams meetings.

CAP Communicators still busy during social distancing
04/01/2020
CAP Communication Traffic Soars Amid Social Distancing

CAP Communicators still busy during social distancing

With much of the nation staying at home because of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Civil Air Patrol radio nets are humming. CAP operates a national communications network of high frequency (HF) radio stations, which can be essential during a national emergency. Maj. Chuck Brudtkuhl, National Headquar...

"...Now I knew for certain what was happening. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (ARFCC)—responsible for coordina...
03/31/2020
Always Learning: False alert

"...Now I knew for certain what was happening. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (ARFCC)—responsible for coordinating search and rescue activities, which are mostly carried out by the Civil Air Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard—was trying to determine if I was all right."

I was deep in the flare, steadily increasing the back-pressure on the control wheel as I held the airplane off the runway to achieve a full-stall landing. All three tires touched the runway at about the same time with a slight bounce, and the airplane coasted to a stop without the need for brakes.

Maj George Michelogiannakis giving a terrific seminar on the Normalization of Deviance tonight
03/30/2020

Maj George Michelogiannakis giving a terrific seminar on the Normalization of Deviance tonight

412th Test Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant
03/25/2020

412th Test Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant

n95 Update: Our team has been feverishly working and iterating on multiple designs. We have three different prototypes. We now have one version that is easy to mass produce, can be built on the some of the cheapest 3d printers and requires less materials and time but still must be worn over a certified n95 mask.

Next 24 hours: We are working with public health and bio to test our masks overnight for decon as well as watch for any degradation of the plastic in bleach. We are also working to get some thinner acrylic for our next version of the mask.

Print file: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Ptrm8t8l7OtuiNd4NUu2C49vn2Si_aRa?fbclid=IwAR1SKIeVNTZLneLiWKKDffHbeMOPUheY12vz09J9LM0cWC-S2Hgxy0e3oys

SQUADRON 188 HAD THE SECOND VIRTUAL MEETING TONIGHT Tonight at 19:30 hrs. 19 members of squadron 188 participated in one...
03/25/2020

SQUADRON 188 HAD THE SECOND VIRTUAL MEETING TONIGHT
Tonight at 19:30 hrs. 19 members of squadron 188 participated in one of the Tuesday meetings. The big difference, no one was at the squadron headquarters at the Oakland Airport. We all were at home, relaxing and talking to each other like it was a regular meeting at the squadron. Major Hayes was the leader, but we all had a chance to voice our point of view. We like the experience and will improve the format so we be able to help those members than need training.
Photos by Lt Col Juan Tinnirello (I will try to improve the quality of the pictures in the future)

SQUADRON 188 HAD THE SECOND VIRTUAL MEETING TONIGHT Tonight at 19:30 hrs. 19 members of squadron 188 participated in one...
03/25/2020

SQUADRON 188 HAD THE SECOND VIRTUAL MEETING TONIGHT
Tonight at 19:30 hrs. 19 members of squadron 188 participated in one of the Tuesday meetings. The big difference, no one was at the squadron headquarters at the Oakland Airport. We all were at home, relaxing and talking to each other like it was a regular meeting at the squadron. Major Hayes was the leader, but we all had a chance to voice our point of view. We like the experience and will improve the format so we be able to help those members than need training.
Photos by Lt Col Juan Tinnirello (I will try to improve the quality of the pictures in the future)

Thank you to all members working on this important mission!
03/20/2020

Thank you to all members working on this important mission!

To all our members: Here is the Press Release about the fine job you are doing in LA for the Red Cross and LAUSD. Well done!

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9636 Earhart Rd
Oakland, CA
94621

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Squadron 188, consists of senior members 18 years of age and older. Our members have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of pursuits; from flying as an Aircrew, serving as a Ground Team member, Communications, Logistics, and many other specialties. Our members wear uniforms while performing their duties.

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Tuesday 19:00 - 21:30

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(510) 214-6727

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Congratulations Squadron 188 on a successful and wonderful Change of Command ceremony!