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collapse - : 01 - This week's uniform and topic ‎(1)
No Meeting ~ Happy Thanksgiving!!
collapse - : 02 - Announcements ‎(10)
Cadet Officer’s Basic Course (COBC) 26 Dec 2017 – 02 Jan 2018
Cadet Programs Conference (CPC) 16-19 February 2018 – Camp San Luis Obispo
Cadets are not to arrive at the building before 1800 hrs on regular meeting nights!!!
Flyer ~ Wreaths Across America December 16, 2017
NEW Uniform Requests Procedure
Parade of Lights ~ Sutter Creek ~ December 9th
SAVE THE DATE!!! ~ Squadron 85 Banquet December 16th
collapse - : 03 - Staff Announcements ‎(3)
Cadet Commander
Alpha Flight
Bravo Flight
collapse - : 1 - Aerospace ‎(1)
December Aerospace Lesson
December - Aeronautical Charts!
Once a cadet is familiar with the layout and operation of an airport, the next logical step is to go from airport to airport. To fly cross-country, a pilot must be familiar with maps so that he or she won't become lost along the route of flight. Student pilots are introduced to sectional charts and these provide a great amount of information that will be helpful to them when they leave the familiar vicinity of the home airport. CAP cadets can learn a great deal about the science of cartography by studying aeronautical charts.

Future Lessons:
January - Air Circulation (STEM kit)
February - Weather Elements
March - Moisture and Clouds
April - Weather Systems and Changes
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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Keep your Pets Cool During the Dog Days of Summer
`The “dog days of summer” is a phrase used to describe the hot and humid days of summer. It can be traced back thousands of years to the days of the Roman Empire. It refers to the dates from July 03 through August 11, which is 20 days prior and 20 days after the star Sirius rises and falls in conjunction with the sun. Sirius was knows as the “Dog Star”, because it is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog).

The dangerous heat and humidity of these "dog days" can be harmful to not only humans, but human's best friend and other animals as well. Pets are considered family to many people, and in the event of an emergency, sometimes people will not evacuate if their pets have to be left behind. To gather information on how to protect your pets this summer, the National Weather Service reached out to Donnie Embrey, the Team Leader for Louisa Virginia Community Animal Response Team. Donnie and his team are part of a non-profit organization dedicated to emergency preparedness, response and management specifically focused on preparedness and response for pets and their owners. Here are a few things to keep in mind during the "dog days" this summer to help keep your pets safe."

Pets, just like humans, are susceptible to heat illness - make sure to keep your animals hydrated! For dogs, Donnie says “A good general guideline is that a healthy dog should drink between ½ and 1 ounce of water per pound of body weight each day under normal conditions. Of course, any pet will need more water on hot and humid days and your pet’s age, hair type, level of activity, medical history and any prior history of a prior heat related illness may dictate that your pet needs more water than the average dog.” When it comes to diet, Donnie says “reducing a pet’s food intake on warmer days can help the pet cope with the heat, especially reducing the intake of grain based foods that cause a metabolic spike in body temperature.” A common misconception is that giving your pet a buzz cut in the summer is a good idea, but that may not be best for your pet. “A pet’s coat acts as insulation, it keeps it warm in the winter and cool in the summer by blocking the heat of the sun from reaching the skin.” For example, “the several layers of the dog’s coat keep the heat out and air circulating. If you remove the natural cooling process the dog will have a harder time coping with the heat.” Check with a veterinarian or professional groomer to find out what’s best for your pet.
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collapse - : 4 - Promotions ‎(1)
Congratulations to:
C/Amn Ethan Crevier

C/TSgt Caleb Hilliker

C/CMSgt Colin Carnahan

C/CMSgt Robert Biggers
Congratulations to:
C/Amn Ethan Crevier

C/TSgt Caleb Hilliker

C/CMSgt Colin Carnahan

C/CMSgt Robert Biggers

 Squadron Events (click here for full calendar)

Start Time
12/3/2017 1:00 PMColor Guard Practice
12/7/2017 6:30 PMSquadron Meeting- Leadership and Safety
12/9/2017 5:00 PMParade of Lights ~ Sutter Creek
12/14/2017 6:30 PMSquadron Meeting-Aerospace
12/16/2017 7:00 AMWreaths Across America - Jackson, Sunset Cemetery
12/16/2017 5:00 PMSquadron 85 Banquet
12/17/2017 1:00 PMColor Guard Practice
12/21/2017 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​