Watch an unique launch of an Atlas V rocket

September 8, 2016

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.

You can see pictures of the rocket and read more about the OSIRIS-REx at Ars Technica. They will also embed live video of the launch scheduled to start at 2:30pm Mountain today.

Senior Member Only Meeting on Aug 31

August 30, 2016

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.

2016 Squadron Picnic

June 20, 2016

There will be no regular meeting on June 22, 2016. Instead Mustang Squadron will be meeting at Dove Valley Regional Park for our squadron picnic. The park is located at:

7900 S. Potomac St.
Centennial, CO 80112

App For Drone Flyers From The FAA

January 8, 2016

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.

From AVweb:

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.

A Gold Medal for WWII Civil Air Patrol Heroes

December 12, 2014

Gold Medal Ceremony for WWII Civil Air Patrol Members Announced

December 6, 2014


On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, leaders of the U.S. House and Senate will present a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of members of the Civil Air Patrol whose valor and dedication saved countless lives during World War II.

Speakers Office Press Release

Mustang wins Quality Cadet Unit Award (Sept 2013 – Aug 2014)

November 14, 2014

Mustang Cadet Squadron has won the Quality Cadet Unit Award for the fifth year in a row! Winners must meet at least 5 of 11 criteria to win the award. Mustang was one of 299 units out of 1035 that won the award for this award period. Criteria for the award are Cadet Achievement, Retention, Adult Leadership, Orientation Flights, Growth, Encampment, Enrollment, DDR, Aerospace Education, STEM Kit, and CyberPatriot. Congratulations to everyone on their hard work over of the past year!

National Preparedness Month

September 4, 2014

National Preparedness Month
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 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:

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.

Mustang Squadron members honored at the Colorado Wing Conference

May 13, 2014

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

Weather Cancelation Policy

February 4, 2014

The following will be the cancellation policy for meetings or other squadron events.

  1. The meeting/event will be cancelled if:
    1. School was cancelled for Cherry Creek School District
    2. There is an Early Release from Cherry Creek School District
    3. After school activities are cancelled for Cherry Creek School District
    4. There is a blizzard warning in affect for the location of the meeting 1 hour before or 1 hour after the scheduled event
    5. There is an accumulation of 6 inches of snow on the ground at the time of the meeting
  2. The meeting/event will NOT be cancelled if:
    1. There is a delayed start for Cherry Creek School District
  3. Final authority to cancel meetings lies with the Squadron Commander

The Cherry Creek School District School Closure and Storm Information page is located at: