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collapse - : 01 - This week's uniform and topic ‎(1)
Blues - Character Development
collapse - : 02 - Announcements ‎(5)
Pacific Region Conference
Registration Open for California Wing Encampment for June 2017
Squadron 85 Picnic and BBQ - Saturday May 20th ~ Sign Up TODAY
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Get a Squadron 85 Challenge Coin
collapse - : 03 - Staff Announcements ‎(3)
Cadet Commander
Alpha Flight
Bravo Flight
collapse - : 1 - Aerospace ‎(1)
Air Force Not Able to Fly Enough Flights to Train Pilots
As the U.S. military continues to rely heavily on air power in its combat missions abroad, a shortage of maintainers needed to keep Air Force planes flying is preventing the force from completing its training mission.

“We’re not able to produce the sorties at home for training for our pilots,” Lt. General John Cooper said in an exclusive interview with VOA.

Cooper, who is in charge of managing maintenance manpower, said the Air Force had been “living on the edge” with its maintainer numbers and hit a 3,800 maintainer shortage in 2015 due to a series of shrinking budgets from Congress.
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collapse - : 2 - Emergency Services ‎(1)
Search and Rescue: Lessons from the Field
Each year, park rangers and search and rescue (SAR) personnel respond to approximately 250 emergency incidents in Yosemite National Park. The park's Preventive Search and Rescue (PSAR) program posts selected SAR incident reports on this blog in the hopes that readers can learn from the experiences of others
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Spring Driving Safety
AARP recommends the following spring driving tips:

Spring showers bring May flowers — and wet driving conditions: Slow down on slick roads, and increase your following distance even when mist begins to fall. Just a small amount of water can mix with oil and grease on the road to create slippery conditions.

Share the road: Warm weather brings out motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

Understand the impact of medications on driving: For many people, spring means seasonal allergies. Over-the-counter allergy drugs can have side effects or interact with other medications to diminish your driving ability.
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collapse - : 4 - Promotions ‎(1)
Congratulations to:
C/ Amn Lajeanesse
C/ SMSgt Gabriella Nichols
C/ CMSgt Cordaellia Farrell
C/ 2Lt Christopher Appel
Congratulations to:
C/ Amn Lajeanesse
C/ SMSgt Gabriella Nichols
C/ CMSgt Cordaellia Farrell
C/ 2Lt Christopher Appel

 Squadron Events (click here for full calendar)

Start Time
4/27/2017 3:00 PMPacific Region Conference
4/27/2017 6:30 PMSquadron Meeting - Character Development
5/4/2017 6:30 PMSquadron Meeting- Leadership and Safety
5/7/2017 1:00 PMColor Guard Practice
5/11/2017 6:30 PMSquadron Meeting-Aerospace
5/18/2017 6:30 PMSquadron Meeting - PT
5/20/2017 10:00 AMSquadron 85 Picnic and BBQ
5/21/2017 1:00 PMColor Guard Practice

 Points to Ponder

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal -- a commitment to excellence -- that will enable you to attain the success you seek."
-- Mario Andretti, race car driver​