Mustang wins Quality Cadet Unit Award (Sept 2012 – Aug 2013)

October 22, 2013

Mustang Cadet Squadron has won the Quality Cadet Unit Award for the forth year in a row! Winners must meet at least 5 of 9 criteria to win the award. Mustang was one of 272 units that won the award for this award period and one of 31 units to achieve at least 7 of the 9 criteria. 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!


September is National Preparedness Month

September 13, 2013

Given our recent weather, now is a good time to review your Family Emergency Plan.

• NOAA Weather-Ready Nation

• FEMA – Ready.gov

• Make A Plan

• Family Emergency Plan (PDF)


Color Guard Tryouts

July 1, 2013

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.


COWG Cadet of the Year

May 3, 2013

Congratulations to C/Col Hunter Ashburn – the COWG Cadet of the Year!


COWG Cadet Competition

April 24, 2013

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
Colorado Wing

Mustang Trophies:

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


COWG Group Realignment

April 2, 2013

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


Uniform of the Day update for Dec 5

December 2, 2012

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.


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!


Happy Birthday!

September 18, 2012

Happy Birthday to the United States Air Force!

The USAF was formed September 18, 1947 and is 65 years old today.

Birthday message from the USAF Leaders

USAF turns 65 (Maxwell AFB)

Celebrating 65 Years of Air Force Heritage (video)


July 4 Message from the National Commander

July 4, 2012

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!

Always Vigilant!

Maj. Gen. Charles L. Carr Jr.
National Commander

The National Commander’s July 4 Message on CAP Volunteer Now.