Tonight’s meeting is our squadron picnic. We’ll be holding the picnic at Dove Valley Regional Park (map) at Shelter 2. The picnic will run during our normal meeting time of 6:30-9:00pm.
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is scheduled to launch this evening on top of an Atlas V 411 rocket. The ‘411’ variant has just one strap-on booster which will make the rocket asymmetrical.
Just a reminder that cadets and guests have the night off on August 31. The next full squadron meeting will be on Wednesday, September 7.
For those of you that enjoy flying drones and RC aircraft, here’s an app from the FAA to help determine if you’re in a safe area to fly.
B4UFLY uses map and airport data, along with real-time information such as temporary flight restrictions, to help drone operators decide if they’re legal to fly in a selected area.
September is National Preparedness Month. There are a number of things you can do to increase your ability to respond to and deal with disasters:
- Start at www.ready.gov for information on how to make a plan and build a kit.
- Participate in America’s PrepareAthon.
- Receive CERT training. Keep an eye out for CERT training opportunities in Arapahoe and Douglas counties.
Other resources and volunteer opportunities:
- Rocky Mountain Medical Reserve Corps
- Participate as an Exercise Participant Volunteer.
All members who complete the General Emergency Services requirement (101 card) and CERT are eligible to wear the ES patch on their BDU uniform.
Training and participation with these organizations is not being provided by CAP, but we do recommend it. You sign up for it individually and do not need unit command approval. There may be an age requirement for active participation with some of these activities or organizations.
Congratulations to the recipients of the following awards that were presented at the 2014 Colorado Wing Conference:
Maj Don Bolles – Sorenson Cadet Programs Officer of the Year
Chaplain (Maj) Alan Garner – Colorado Wing Chaplain of the Year
Chaplain (Maj) Alan Garner – Rocky Mountain Region Squadron Chaplain of the Year