There will be Color Guard Tryouts on July 19, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Contact C/MSgt Chad Lewis for additional information or questions.
Congratulations to C/Col Hunter Ashburn – the COWG Cadet of the Year!
The Wing Commander and the wing Cadet Programs Staff would like to congratulate Mustang Cadet Squadron as the winner of the 2013 Color Guard Competition and Thompson Valley Composite Squadron as the winner of the Drill Team Competition.
We would also like to thank Maj Nathan Van Dam for his hard work in putting this years program together.
Gary L. Falls, Lt Col, CAP
Director of Cadet Programs
Color Guard Team – Overall: 1st Place
Color Guard Team – In Ranks Inspection: 1st Place
Color Guard Team – Mile Run: 1st Place
Color Guard Team – Panel Quiz: 1st Place
Color Guard Team – Standard Drill: 1st Place
Color Guard Team – Written Exam: 1st Place
Color Guard Individual – Male Fleet Foot: C/SSgt Andrew Conner
Drill Team – Overall: 2nd Place
Drill Team – Panel Quiz: 1st Place
Effective today we have two groups in Colorado Wing. Groups 1 & 3 have been deactivated and Group 2 has been re-designated Group 1 and Group 4 has been re-designated Group 2. Major Von Campbell is the commander of Group1 and Major Rick Peterson is the commander of Group 2.
Earl B. Sherwin, Col, CAP
Colorado Wing Commander
There will be no PT during the meeting this Wednesday, so the Uniform of the Day will be BDUs. The agenda is Safety, Character Development, and ES.
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!
Happy Birthday to the United States Air Force!
The USAF was formed September 18, 1947 and is 65 years old today.
Dear CAP Officers, NCOs and Cadets:
There’s good reason why we often celebrate the Fourth of July, or Independence Day, with fireworks. It is, after all, America’s birthday. What better time to light the night sky in celebration of what it truly means to be an American.
As we pause to do just that, let’s not forget what it has taken to attain and retain our country’s 236 years of freedom. Because of the sacrifices of many Americans who came before us, we enjoy the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This day should also be a poignant reminder of why you pour your talents and energies into one of the nation’s premier volunteer organizations — going above and beyond every day to strengthen and renew your communities.
As officers and cadets of the U.S. Air Force’s auxiliary, you are individuals of integrity, honor and character, ready to save, to rescue, to provide disaster relief, to nurture and teach our country’s youth and to promote the relevance of aerospace.
Each day, America and its citizens depend on you, and you always deliver, sometimes at great personal sacrifice, but always gladly and without hesitation. You genuinely care about your fellow man and your country. Like those members who have served before you, you look upon your CAP service as more than a duty. You are real patriots who truly understand service beyond self.
Celebrate that patriotism on the Fourth, as you watch those fireworks bloom in the night sky. Know that those bursting, colorful explosions represent all that it is to be an American. Be proud of that heritage! Be proud to be a member of CAP!
Maj. Gen. Charles L. Carr Jr.