2016 Awards Banquet

It is almost that time of year again! The Fox Cities Composite Squadron will be hosting the annual Awards Banquet for 2016 at the Bridgewood Resort & Conference Center on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Join us for a formal evening of fun, awards, and camaraderie. There is more information regarding this event found on the 2016 Banquet page.

If you have any questions regarding this Banquet please feel free to contact the Squadron directly. We look forward to seeing all of our friends, old and new!

February 2nd Meeting Cancelled

Our regularly scheduled Squadron meeting has been cancelled due to the pending snowstorm.

If you have any questions or would like information about the meeting on February 9th, 2016 please feel free to contact us through our contact form. Please be safe in the coming weather and we look forward to seeing everyone back next week.

If you are interested in reading our updated Newsletter in the absence of a meeting you can find it uploaded to our Download page at: www.foxcitiescap.org/downloads

Emergency Services Training in Full Swing

Fox Cities Composite Squadron has taken a large interest in qualifying members, both Cadets and Senior Members, in Emergency Services. We have been doing training on the radios, safety, and in the use of maps and coordinates. While we are still busily learning all things Aerospace related and working hard on Cadet promotions, Emergency Services has for a few months been very busy.

This past weekend (January 29 – 31), Volk Field hosted the Mission Base Staff & Communications Training. Which was an in-depth training opportunity for members all over the state. 30 members from various Squadrons around the state participated in this specialty track training; which covered a large number of tasks from advanced Communications Training to IC (Incident Command) training. C/SrA Bastian, C/MSgt Merck, and C/Amn Jerred, as well as 2d Lt M. Merck, 2d Lt L. Merck, Maj Niemi, Cap Kreitz, and SM Bastian all participated from FCCS. Their training allowed them the opportunity to complete their MSA (Mission Staff Assistant) training as well as Communications training, Ground Branch Training, and Public Information Training. Cadets and Senior Members were able to use their classroom training to do a hands-on project allowing them to set up radio communications in the Wing Mobile Command Center.

Simultaneously, Senior Members working on Mission Base Staff tasks was hard at work using their FEMA ICS courses for a hands-on mock mission including a request for Aerial Photos, a missing aircraft, and an ELT search in less than great weather conditions. This mock mission allowed members training in Incident Command (IC) as well as all support positions.

014 The training provided this weekend strengthened our Civil Air Patrol commitment to Emergency Services (ES) allowing many members to receive new ES qualifications. These qualifications allow us, as a group, to perform these vital missions when called upon. If you have any questions regarding our Emergency Services commitment or our other missions within Civil Air Patrol we would love to hear from you! You can reach us through the contact form on the “Contact” page of our website.