2013 NCSA Applications

December 2, 2012

The application modules for the summer NCSAs and CAP Scholarships are now available in eServices. The summer NCSAs are listed on ncsas.com and the available scholarships are listed on www.capmembers.com/scholarships.

Members have until January 15 to apply. Cadets must have an encampment credited in eServices to apply for an NCSA.

Gary L. Falls, Lt Col, CAP
Director of Cadet Programs
Colorado Wing


Seat open on the O-Flight tomorrow

October 26, 2012

There is a spot open for tomorrow’s Orientation Flight. Sign-up now on the squadron website if you would like to go flying tomorrow at 1:00pm.


Mustang wins Quality Cadet Unit Award (Sept 2011 – Aug 2012)

October 24, 2012

Mustang has won the Quality Cadet Unit Award for the third year in a row! Winners must meet at least 5 of 9 criteria to win the award. Mustang was one of 194 units that won the award and one of the 60 units that also won the award in 2010 and 2011. Criteria for the award are Cadet Achievement, Retention, Adult Leadership, Orientation Flights, Growth, Encampment, Enrollment, DDR, and Aerospace Education. Congratulations to everyone on their hard work over of the past year!


2013 Aerospace Leadership Scholarships

August 15, 2012

2013 Applications now being accepted for The Spaatz Association’s Aerospace Leadership Flight Scholarships

It’s time once again to announce that applications are being accepted for the Aerospace Leadership Flight Scholarship. We are looking at 2 and possibly 3 $2500 scholarships to award this year. All cadets who have earned their Billy Mitchell Award, have earned their solo wings in powered aircraft and have a GPA of 3.0 or better are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications is 30 September 2012. New this year is the ability to apply online at www.spaatz.org. Here you will also find more information on the scholarship process and how you can best apply for consideration.

Should you have any questions regarding the ALS scholarship please contact Bob Mattes at tbob@tankerbob.com. Any inquiries regarding the online application process contact Mike Hower at mike.hower@strategic.KS.com. We wish the best to all applicants applying for this special opportunity to move beyond your solo and onto your private license.

Thank you and Good Luck!


How GSAR School can teach you about Life

August 1, 2012

By Chaplain Alan Garner

Lessons that we learn at GSAR School apply to life in general. Life can be like being in the “wilderness” and we can all get lost sometimes if we are not careful. We must learn the skills and gain the confidence to survive ourselves and to help others find their way through life.

  1. Success demands preparation and practice. What you do today will determine your tomorrow, so don’t waste your time and opportunities goofing off when you should be focused on your future. Take care of your gear (body, mind, spirit) and train like your life depends upon it.
  2. Teamwork is everything! T.E.A.M. = Together Everybody Accomplishes More. You are always better when you link up with others.
  3. There is joy in community. Don’t try to do life on your own. Even the Lone Ranger had Tonto and their horses to hang out with! Take time to enjoy others and to let them know and enjoy you. We’re all weird, so have fun and get over yourself!
  4. Safety is paramount – physical, emotional, and spiritual stuff included. Guard your heart (emotions) and your character (reputation) and your future. Look out for your friends too. We all get stupid at times and friends tell friends when they are being dumb!
  5. Confusion is normal. Despite your best planning, “Murphy” will show up and stuff will go wrong. Things always take longer than you expected. Mistakes will be made, but learn from it and don’t waste lots of time and energy feeling guilty or angry about it. Remember to FIDO –“Forget It and Drive On”, or as the Marines say: “Adapt and Overcome”!
  6. Stay in touch with Home Base (God). Keep communicating with others who care about you. Follow your Creator’s instructions (BIBLE=Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth) and you’ll never stay lost. God always knows exactly where you are, and how to get you where you’ll need to be.
  7. Perfection is an illusion. Trying to be perfect will just drive you and everybody who knows you crazy. Progress is your goal, and you can do that a little each day! You are only competing against yourself. Remember that tomorrow is a new day – so anticipate it. Today is a gift – so enjoy it!

O-Flight available on July7

July 2, 2012

Two seats are available for an O-Flight on July 7. Login and sign up if you would like to go flying!


Date change for Glider O-Flights

April 9, 2012

We had to move the Glider O-Flights to Sunday, May 6. No one will be removed that has already signed up, so please cancel using the sign-up form if you will be unable to attend on the new date.


Academy Information Day

March 28, 2012

There will be an Academy Information Day hosted by Senator Udall’s office on April 14 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The event will take place at Aurora Central High School (11700 E. 11th Ave, Aurora, CO). A formal program will begin at 2:00pm with brief informational presentations from representatives of all the service Academies.


New Spaatz Cadet

March 9, 2012

Colorado Wing:

I am pleased to announce that C/LtCol Byron Gray, Mustang Cadet Squadron, passed his Spaatz test today. Congratulations Cadet Gray, job well done, we are proud of you.

//SIGNED//
Earl B. Sherwin, Col, CAP
Colorado Wing Commander


Mustang wins Quality Cadet Unit Award

February 4, 2012

Mustang has won the Quality Cadet Unit Award for the second year in a row! Winners must meet at least 5 of 8 criteria to win the award. Mustang was one of 209 units that won the award and one of the 59 units that met at least 6 of the criteria. Criteria for the award are Cadet Achievement, Retention, Adult Leadership, Orientation Flights, Growth, Encampment, Enrollment, and Aerospace Education. Congratulations to everyone on their hard work over of the past year!