A new Orientation Flight for Saturday, August 3rd has been posted. Sign up if you would like to go flying!
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
Colorado Wing, please join the Wing Commander and Cadet Programs Staff in congratulating the wing’s newest Gen Carl A Spaatz Award recipient C/Col Hunter Ashburn #1881
Gary L. Falls, Lt Col, CAP
Director of Cadet Programs
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
U. S. Senators
Mark Udall and Michael Bennet
U. S. Representatives
Diana DeGette, Jared Polis, Scott Tipton,
Cory Gardner, Doug Lamborn, Mike Coffman,
and Ed Perlmutter
Proudly Present our Fourteenth Annual
COLORADO ACADEMY INFORMATION DAY
Saturday, April 20, 2013
1 PM to 4 PM
Hinkley High School
1250 Chambers Road Aurora, CO 80011
(Between E. Colfax and E 6th Ave east of 1-225)
Program Presentation Begins Promptly at 1:00 P.M.
Representatives at Booths afterwards
Learn about the Academy Nomination Process from Congressional Office Liaisons and
meet Representatives and cadets from:
U.S. Military Academy at West Point
U.S. Naval Academy
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
U.S. Air Force Academy
The online portion of the encampment application process for Basic/Student Cadets (first time encampment attendees) is now available on the encampment web page.
Tentative encampment slots will be assigned to the first one-hundred and forty-five (145) cadets who submit the online application. More slots will likely be assigned later. In order to earn a confirmed encampment slot, applicants must:
(1) Submit the online application, and
(2) Submit the paper application packet, along with deposit or full payment by 1 April 2013.
The paper application process will use the COWG Form 31E that is currently being revised and approved. Once the COWG Form 31E is available, it will be posted on the encampment web page and an email announcement will be sent to those who have submitted the online application.
To increase your chances of earning an encampment slot assignment, submit the online application as soon as possible. If you are not one of the first 145 cadets to submit the online application, you will still have a chance for an encampment slot. A significant number of cadets in the first 145 may either fail to meet the remaining application deadlines or may cancel. For the 2012 encampment, almost one third of the cadets that originally applied either cancelled or lost a tentative slot because they failed to complete the remaining parts of the application process. Many cadets on the Wait List who completed all application requirements, on time, were awarded slots.
Use the following link to access the encampment web page. The encampment web page will have more information about the application process along with an access link to the online application in the box titled “Basic Cadet Encampment Application Process”
Floyd B. McCormick, Lt Col, CAP
SgtMaj Ramirez would like you to find and read “A Message to Garcia” before February’s Character Development class.
Here is something that would be fun to either watch for or listen for.
FITSAT-1 is a 10cm x10cm x10cm cubesat that was developed and built by students at a Japanese university. It was sent to the ISS and recently deployed.
One panel is loaded with LEDs. The LEDs are periodically turned on to flash a message in Morse Code. Even if you don’t know code, it would be fun to try and acquire the bird with the naked eye.
W.E. ACEVES II, Lt Col, CAP
Commander, Group 1
Asst AEO, Group 1
This link (www.fit.ac.jp/~tanaka/fitsat.shtml) says: 18 Dec. 05:28:30 – 05:32:30 (UTC) Central-South USA (Morse, Green)
That will be around 22:27 on Dec 17 in Denver.
Update: This site has details and tracking information: www.n2yo.com/passes/?s=38853
You will need to click on the button to “Show all passes” and then the Details button for the entry of 12/17 22:22. Don’t worry about it being ‘eclipsed’ since you will be viewing the satellite’s LEDs and not the reflection of the sun off of the satellite. FITSAT-1 will pass from the NW to the SE and pass almost directly overhead.