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collapse - : 01 - This week's uniform and topic ‎(1)
Blues - Character Development
collapse - : 02 - Announcements ‎(10)
Awesome Job NCOS cadets, the squadron received an outstanding report
Cadets Complete your GES
GET ICUT Approved!! Take the Online Courses & Exams
Get your CAWG Cadet Email set up
Lobster Dinner ~ March 25th, Mark your calendars
March 18th ~ McClellen Air Force Base Museum Tour
March 30th - Open House Night!! BE HERE!
Still need your ABUs? See SM Harris
Welcome two new FTO
Get a Squadron 85 Challenge Coin
collapse - : 03 - Staff Announcements ‎(3)
Cadet Commander
Alpha Flight
Bravo Flight
collapse - : 1 - Aerospace ‎(3)
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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The US Navy and Marines are increasingly interested and investing in hovercraft technology to transport heavy loads, quickly over the surface of water and land, using a cushion of air as the primary support for these heavy craft.  Take a look at the impressive power and versatility that these craft provide!
US Navy with Hovercraft and 'mother ship' deployment
USMC - Hovercraft - Beach Landing
Training exercise at Camp Pendleton, USMC base, using amphibious LCAC (hovercraft) on the ocean, and on the shore, to deploy armored vehicles and personnel.  Impressive video, and inspirational music along with it!
USMC LCAC - hovercraft
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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collapse - : 3 - Safety ‎(1)
Winter Driving Safety
AAA recommends the following winter driving tips:

Avoid driving while you’re fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter weather tasks reduces driving risks.
Never run a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
Make certain your tires are properly inflated.
Keep your gas tank at least half full.
If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather.
Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand).
Always look and steer where you want to go.
Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle.
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collapse - : 4 - Promotions ‎(1)
Congratulations to:
C/SSgt Gage Worth
Congratulations to:
C/SSgt Gage Worth

 Squadron Events (click here for full calendar)

Start Time
2/17/2017 1:00 PMCPC - Cadet Programs Conference
2/23/2017 6:00 PMSign up and Pay for McClellen Air Force Base Museum Tour
2/23/2017 6:30 PMSquadron Meeting - Character Development
2/25/2017 8:00 AMSenior Members Aerial Photography Ground School
3/2/2017 6:30 PMSquadron Meeting- Leadership and Safety
3/5/2017 1:00 PMColor Guard Practice
3/9/2017 6:30 PMSquadron Meeting-Aerospace
3/16/2017 6:30 PMSquadron Meeting - PT

 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​