CAP Family Picnic at Vista View Park
Saturday, January 11, 2020
updated - 12/11/19
Who:  All cadets, seniors and their families
What: A family picnic
When: Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Where: Vista View Park, Shelter #3
4001 SW 142nd Avenue
Davie, FL 33330
Transportation: Meet at park
UOD:  PT short and T-shirt
Cost: $7.00 per person and donation of one item per family from the "What to Bring" list on the evite.
Forms needed:  If your parents are not going to be present, please bring these signed forms: 
CAPF 32, 160, 161, and your CAP ID
For more information, contact 2nd Lt. Dan Valvidia at (954) 554-8004
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Wreaths Across America and Recruiting Event
Saturday, January 18, 2020
10:00 am- 6:00 pm
added 1/6/2020
Who: any cadet that has their CAP ID 
What: Help our squadron, recruiting event, support the Wreaths Across America organization
When: Saturday, January 18, 2020
             10:00 am-6:00 pm
Where:  Publix, Sunset Lakes
18409 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33029
Transportation/Meet point: Meet at event
UOD: Blues 
Cost: $0
Senior Member will be Lt. Dan Valdivia
Piper Aircraft Manufacturing Plant
January 20th, 10 am- 5 pm, (no public school this day)

What: Tour of the Piper Aircraft Manufacturing Plant 

Who: Cadets & Seniors in good standing

When: Monday, January 20th 10am - 5pm (No Public school classes)

Where: Piper Aircraft, Inc., 2926 Piper Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Transportation:  We only have capacity for 9 cadets in the CAP van, so please register soon.

We will be meeting with the CAP  van at 9:45 am at: 

La Carreta Restaurant 

14791 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar, FL 33027

Forms:  Cadet V. Valdivia will collect the following forms in advance during the meeting on Thursday, January 16th in preparation for the field trip the following week:

CAP Form 60-80 Feb 2018

CAPF 161

CAPF 160 

VALID CAP ID (Check for expiration prior to Thursday meeting on Nov 1st, but bring it with you to the field trip)

Photo ID (required by Piper Inc)

Cost: Lunch money (about $15-$20)

Uod: ABUs or BDUs

**Piper Tour Visitor Safety Policy** 

General Information:

  • Photo identification is required when signing in and will be held until completion of tour. 

  • All participants must be escorted at all times.

  • No photography of any kind is permitted on Piper Property.

  • The release or disclosure of any Piper Aircraft, Inc. proprietary information in any manner is strictly forbidden.

  • The walking tour (significant amount of walking, indoors and outdoors, including stairs) lasts approximately 2 hours. 

  • Children under the age of 10 are not permitted in the manufacturing areas. Children under 16 are required to be accompanied by an adult and must wear safety equipment at all times. 

  • Piper Aircraft, Inc. is committed to the safety and security of our employees and visitors.  All visitors to the facility must be accompanied by an escort at all times. Visitors must remain within the designated tour path and obey any instructions the tour guide may give them.

Safety Requirements:

  • Safety Glasses will be provided for the tour and must be worn in designated areas (No sunglasses are permitted to be worn inside the factory at any time.)

  • Hearing protection will also be provided and will be worn in high noise areas.

Dress Code:

  • Closed toe and heel shoes with heel height less than 1.5 inches.  We suggest comfortable shoes such as sneakers or other non-slip shoes. Guests not meeting the dress code for shoes may not enter the manufacturing area.  

 Company policy prohibits bringing the following into the factory:

  • Weapons of any kind, including firearms

  • Video Recording Devices

  • Animals 

  • Tobacco (Piper is a smoke free facility)

  • Backpacks

Please remember that Piper Aircraft, Inc. is a tobacco free facility.  No tobacco use of any kind is permitted.  

There is no charge for a tour of the facility. 

*All questions under this policy are subject to final determination by Piper Aircraft, Inc., in its sole discretion.

Should you have a question, please call me at 954-554-8004, or send me an email.

Special Activities Selection Board
January 24-26, 2020
updated - 1/9/20
 

Who: 

Cadets

  • There are no grade (rank) level restrictions.

  • Must be on the Monthly Membership Listing at the time of the activity and a member in good standing.

  • Cadets 18 and over must have completed Cadet Protection Policy Training (CPPT).

  • All members must be safety compliant.

Senior Members

  • Must have completed (at a minimum) Level I training.

  • Must be on the Monthly Membership Listing at the time of the activity and a member in good standing.

  • Must have completed Cadet Protection Policy Training (CPPT).

  • Technician rating in Cadet Programs and completion of TLC is preferred.

  • All members must be safety compliant.

What: The Florida Special Activities Selection Board is an annual event intended to rank those cadets who are applying for a limited number of national summer activities, International Air Cadet Exchange program slots, and the NEW Legislative Day slots. Cadets nominated for Cadet of the Year are also interviewed as part of the selection process.  Cadets can expect to take an exam, appear before a selection board, participate in a uniform inspection, and participate in a physical fitness evaluation.

When: January 24-26, 2020

Where:  FL Elks Youth Camp, Umatilla, FL

Transportation:

Meet on Friday, January 24th at 3:45 pm for a 4:00 pm departure at CAP van located at the the Miramar Fire-Rescue

Station 100

2800 SW 184th Ave, Miramar, FL 33029

UOD: see equipment list

Cost: see Florida Wing website 

SM:  Lt Lambert  (954) 494-9692

 

Promotion Ceremony
January 30th, 2019 6:45 pm-9:00 pm
What: Promotion Ceremony when Cadets receive their quarterly promotions, followed by a potluck meal.
Who: All Cadets, Senior Members & Their Families
When: Thursday, January 30th, 6:45 pm-9:00 pm
Where: Keiser University
UOD: Blues
 Cost: Bring food to share, please pick an item to bring from the list through the link below.  Thank you.
"What to Bring"
 
Volunteer help needed for this event.  Parents, we need at least four of you to help with the setup, serving and clean up for this event.  Please contact Senior Member Lisa Villalobos at (305) 793-9090 if you would like to help.  Thank you.
Squadron Activity
updated 2/13/2020

What: Tigertail Rope and Confidence Course

Who: Cadets in good standing-All participants must be able to reach, grab, pull their wight, climb, walk and run, as well as work at high levels above ground.

When: Saturday February 29th, 2020, from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm (new date)

Where: Tigertail Lake

               580 Gulf Stream Way

               Dania Beach, Fl 33004

***We only have capacity for 9 cadets in the CAP van, so please register soon. Transportation will only be provided to the first 9 cadets who register***

Cost: $35 per cadet. Includes Lunch. (Regular price is $89 per cadets, CAP reduced rate is $39 per cadet, but due to the recent successful fundraising event at Publix, we can subsidize the cost and offer free lunch)

**IMPORTANT** 

Becuase Tigertail Lake requires advanced payment, 2nd Lt. Dan Valvidia will collect payment of $35 per cadet & the following CAP forms during the meetings on Thursday, February 13. 

CAP Form 60-80 

CAPF 161

CAP 160

VALID CAP ID (Check for expiration)

 

All participants' parents or guardians, must sign the release waiver on-line.  Access the Tiger Tail Challenge Course Liability Release Form through this link:  Tigertail Challenge Course Liability electronic Release Form

UOD: PT attire.

What to Bring: Bathing suit (for canoeing), closed toed shoes for obstacle course and hydration.

Click here to visit the Tigertail Official Website. 

 

Should you have a question, please call 2nd Lt Dan Valdivia at 954-554-8004, or send him an e-mail to: danielvaldivia@mail.com 

FLWG Cadet Competition
March 6 - 8, 2020
added 2/21/2020

DESCRIPTION

The Florida Wing Cadet Competition is an annual event that cadet color guard teams compete in to represent the Florida Wing at the Southeast Region Cadet Competition. The event consist of many areas of competition, from military drill performances, to athletic challenges to academic evaluation.  Competition rules are set at the national level.  

LOCATION

Florida Elks Youth Camp

24175 SE Highway 450

Umatilla, FL 32784

 
See Florida Wing Website for details.
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Rocketry Badge 
March 12th, 14th and 15th, 2020
updated 3/14/20

Postponed

Who: 10 cadets with valid CAP ID & no rocketry badge
What: Earn your rocketry badge
When: Thursday, March 12,  2020, 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday, March 15, 2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
**You need to attend the classroom training on Thursday to attend the hands-on event on Saturday and Sunday**
Where:  Miramar Fire Station
               2800 SW 184th Ave, Miramar, FL 33029
Transportation/Meet point: at event
UOD: ABU/BDU
Cost: $30 to offset the $50 required to purchase rockets and engines for each cadet -Payment due by Thursday, March 5th 
****BRING HYDRATION****
***Each Cadet needs to bring two empty, 2-little soda bottles to use during the training***  
And $5 cash for lunch on Saturday.
SM: Joe Duscay

You are cleared for takeoff!  Come and join us on this great adventure. You control the action! 
 

Climb aboard a state-of-the-art flight simulator and try your skills as a pilot of an Airbus commercial jet. 
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity - Professional pilots and airline companies pay upwards of $1,500 per hour to fly these 20 million-dollar flight simulators. However, during this field trip, you only pay for lunch!

 

Who: 14 cadets, 1 CAP Driver and 1 supervising senior

What: Field trip to the Airbus Fascility by Miami International Airport:

When: Sunday, March 22nd from 1:30-8:30 pm

Transportation: Meet at the van location at 1:15 pm

Miramar Fire-Rescue Station 100

2800 SW 184th Ave, Miramar, FL 33029

Cost: $10 to cover the cost of food 

Uod: ABUs or BDUs

Forms needed: Please bring signed forms CAPF 32, 160, 161, CAP ID and school id with a photo

Cadet & Senior Signup: https://www.pines-miramar.org/activities

Should you have any question, please text, or call 1st Lt Dan Valdivia at 954-554-8004 or via email at dansopenhouse@gmail.com

 

Airbus Flight Simulators
Sunday, March 22, 2020
1:30 PM - 8:30 PM
added 2/13/2020

Postponed

Volunteer Teen Day
at Southwest Regional Library
Saturday, April 25  12:00 pm- 3:00 pm
added 2/21/2020

Who: Any cadet may apply. 5 cadets will be chosen.

What: Recruit for CAP, six volunteer hours will be given.

When: Saturday,  April 25, 2020, from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

UOD: BDU/ABU & Blues (will assign)

Transportation: meet at library

 

Florida Leadership Academy
April 17-19, 2020
added 2/21/20

Learn what it takes to be a successful staff member at the next FLWG Encampment! 

 

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Cadets who attend FLA will find the instruction to greatly help them when performing leadership roles at their home squadrons and at other CAP activities. Serving on Encampment staff provides a perfect opportunity for cadets to practice the lessons learned from the FLA. Cadets who intend on applying for Encampment staff are highly encouraged to attend the FLA in order to begin developing their leadership abilities.

If you plan on applying to staff an encampment, then you need to make every effort to attend this activity!   Our intention is to help train up the best group of leaders in the nation!  You will learn the lessons needed to serve at any CAP event and this will weigh heavily when staff are being chosen for the next encampment.

 

For more details on this activity, including uniform, registration deadlines and cost, visit the Florida Wing Website.

Location:

Florida Elks Youth Camp

24175 SE Highway 450

Umatilla, FL 32784

Fee:  $80

 

Deadlines:

17 March 2020    Instructor and staff applications due (senior and cadet)

10 April 2020       Student applications due

17 April 2020       Refund request deadline for guaranteed refund 

Transportation:  Sign up using the link below so we may coordinate transportation.

 

Postponed

FLWG Conference and Annual Awards Banquet
May 21-24, 2020
added 2/21/2020

SAVE THE DATE!!!
We’re pleased to announce that the 2020 Florida Wing Conference and Annual Awards Banquet will be held on 21-24 May 2020 at the Tampa Marriott Water Street located in beautiful downtown Tampa.

Pre-Conference courses will be held on Thursday and Friday at the hotel, as well as alternative locations with community partners to include a possible field day for cadets on Friday. The main conference and awards banquet for cadets and senior members will be held on Saturday.

The conference registration fee and other details will be announced in the coming months.

 

The Conference Committee has been working diligently to make this an exciting and worthwhile Conference, with many activities and training opportunities for our members. If you are interested in helping or being part of the Conference Committee, please contact the Conference Coordinator, Maj Daia Jung, at djung@flwg.gov.

 
Summer Encampment 
Camp Blanding Joint Training Center
Starke, Florida
July 16 - July 25, 2020 
revised 4/15/20

***REGISTRATION FOR

STAFF POSITIONS NOW OPEN***

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Encampments are week long activities that serve to build a foundation for cadets from which to build their Civil Air Patrol experience. These week long events provide in-depth orientation to Civil Air Patrol and the United States Air Force. First time cadets can expect to be challenged both mentally and physically during a busy and exciting week of hands on leadership development training, aerospace events, and local site activities. Cadets returning as staff will be challenged even further through the leadership roles they will fill and staff duties they will perform. All cadets will have the opportunity to be introduced to the military, learn to overcome challenges, develop time-management skills, enhance their interpersonal skills, and have a great time.

 

Eligibility  

To be eligible to attend encampment, cadets must have completed the Curry Achievement and have been promoted to Cadet Airman (C/Amn) prior to application submission. Staff applicants must have earned the Wright Brothers Award (C/SSgt) and have it posted to e-services prior to application submission.

WHEN:  July 16 - July 25, 2020 

STAFF POSITIONS:  The Encampment Commander is currently accepting applications for the staff positions.  

 

First time encampment cadets must submit CAPF 31, 60-81 the following to Deputy Commander at clambert@flwg.us 

Due dates:

For staff - by April 23, 2020, 11:00 pm.

For students - by May 28, 2020, 11:00 pm. 

 

STUDENT APPLICATIONS: Registration dates for Cadets who want to attend Summer Encampment will be announced in the next couple of weeks.  Check back for registration deadline dates and a link to the Encampment Web Page.

TRANSPORTATION:  TBD

COST:  Fees will be explained on the Encampment Web Page.  Check back, links will be provided here once they are available. 

Promotion Ceremony via Zoom
July 16, 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
added 7/9/20
What: Cadets receive their quarterly promotions
Who: All Cadets, Senior Members & Their Families
When: Thursday, July 16, 2020 7pm-9pm
Zoom Instructions:  Please log on by 6:55 pm.  Check your email for specific Zoom instructions.
UOD: Blues 
 
 
 
2020 FLWG/SER Conference
Oct. 8 - 10, 2020
added 7/27/20

Who: Cadets and Senior Members

What:  FLWG/SER Conference

When:  Thursday, Oct. 8 through Saturday, Oct 10, 2020

Where:  Tampa, Florida

Transportation: TBD

 

For conference details please visit the Florida Wing Website

Congratulations Graduates!  Click on the image below to link to a presentation for college bound students prepared by one of our Senior Members.  This power point presentation has tips and tricks for getting to move into your dorm room.  Parents and high school juniors may find this information helpful too!

added 5/5/20

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