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7/7/2020

Good evening cadets and parents.


 
Tonight’s ES meeting will be located at Valley of the Moon park. The location is 
610 W 17 Ave, Anchorage
It will start at 1830. The UOD is ABUs. Tonight we will be going over search lines, how to use a compass properly, and litter carry scenarios. 

 
Please make sure to bring bugs spray because there are some mosquitos. Also make sure to bring your safety gear or 24 hour kit.
 

 
Also make sure to bring a Face mask, as well as your recorded current temperature. This is for safety measures.

 
The schedule is as follows.
Staff arrive : 1815
 
Cadets arrive: 1830
Opening formation: 1840
Rotation 1: Search lines ( with C/Ssgt Anderson)
Rotation 2: Litter carry (with Chief Quebman)
Rotation 3: Compasses ( with C/SMSgt Porter)
Closing formation : 2045
 

 
V/r 
 

 
C/Ssgt Anderson
 

6/30/2020

Cadets,

 

The next meeting will be a hike at Kincaid Park. We will meet there at 1830, do a quick safety briefing, and hike until 2045. Pickup will be at 2100. The UOD will be civilian clothes. Also, please bring hydration gear. 

The address is: 9401 Raspberry Rd, Anchorage AK 99502

Let me know if you have any questions.

V/r,

C/MSgt Sofie Lukic, CAP

Polaris Composite Squadron
Flight Sergeant
Special Activities NCO
Recruiting NCO

6/23/2020

Cadets and parents,
 


 
This Tuesday’s meeting is a Blues meeting. It will be held at the squadron (1910 E 5th Avenue) at 6:30 PM and will be dismissed at 9:00 PM. 

 
The uniform of the day (UOD) is blues. Your uniforms will be inspected. You read it correctly! We’re wearing uniforms again! Please get a haircut if necessary, iron your uniform, even out your ranks, and make your uniform to standards.
 

 
The schedule for the meeting is as follows:
 

 
1800-18:15: Staff Arrival (all flight and support staff)
 
18:15: Staff Meeting
 
1840-1900: Opening formation and inspection (social distancing style)
 
1900-1930: Drill catchup
 
1930-1940: C/Lt Lukic SDA Presentation
 
1940-1945: Coronavirus Safety Update
 
1945-2000: Jeopardy
 
2015-2030: Prepare for Change of Command
2030-2100: Change of Command, Promotions, and awards. 
2100-2115: Refreshments and social time


 
Precautions being taken at the meeting

 
In order to protect our cadets and their families best, we will have a set of precautions being taken for those meeting in person. Those are as follows:
 

 
- A face mask will be required. 
 
- Take your body temperature before arrival and report it at check-in
 
- Physical distancing will be in place. 
 
- There will be one-way entry and exit into and out of the building. 
 
- Make sure to check in with a senior member at the table prior being released to the meeting. 

 
C/Lt Hollman

 

6/15/2020

Cadets and Parents, 

This Tuesday’s meeting (16 June 2020) will be an in-person meeting.  We will have a short presentation on preventing sports injuries, conduct a PT test, and play ultimate frisbee.

The location is Eagle River High School athletic fields:

8701 Yosemite Dr, Eagle River, AK 99577

The UOD will be athletic gear.  Please bring water and a mask. Masks must be worn at all times (exept during active work out) and cadets must stay at double-arm interval the entire time.  A sign-in roster will be available to record cadet's temperatures before they are allowed into the meeting. 

Prior to arrival to ERHS, parents have the option to email their cadet's temperature taken (no earlier than Tuesday morning)to the DCC & ADCC:

SSgt Lukic <618500@akwg.cap.gov>

Brian Lt Col CAP AK001/CV Porter <341570@akwg.cap.gov>
 

The meeting will be in two sessions.  7 slots are available at 7:00 and 7 slots available at 8:00. Reply to this email with your name, the amount of people in your party and which time you would prefer.
 

See you there!

V/r,

C/SMSgt Porter

 

***For the duration of Virtual Meetings, we will be having casual/fun meeting every Friday, from 1800-1930***

6/9/2020

 

Cadets and Parents,

 

This week's Civil Air Patrol Meeting is Aerospace. The Schedule is as follows:

 

18:15 Staff Login

18:30 Cadets Login

18:40 Rocketry Presentation

19:00 Rocketry Related Jeopardy

19:20 Dismissal and Logout

Thanks,

C/SMSgt Krol

 

6/2/2020

All,

 

This week’s ES Meeting (06/02/2020), we will be learning how to conduct witness interviews, how to mark a route, and what actions should be taken upon rallying with another ground team. 

We will also be going over stop the bleed skills, which are applicable everywhere. 

 

We will start at 1830 (6:30 PM), and will end at 2015 (8:30 PM)

 

Cadet Staff, please log in at 1815 (6:15) PM

C/CMSgt Quebman

 

5/26/2020

Cadets and Parents,

 

This week's virtual meeting is Blues.

The Schedule is as follows:

 

18:15 Staff Log in

18:30 Cadets Login, Cadet Oath, and Roll Call

18:40 Character Development

19:00 Cadet Jeopardy

19:20 Promotions

19:40 Dismissal and Log out

C/SMSgt Krol

5/19/2020

Cadets and Parents, 

 
This Tuesday’s meeting (19 May 2020) will be a Health and Fitness meeting. It will be a virtual  meeting. We will start at 6:30. I request that staff be on at 6:20 for the staff meeting. The  UOD will be comfortable athletic clothing. We will start the meeting at 6:30. We will play a virtual board game where teams will compete answering questions on Health, Safety, Aerospace Knowledge, ES and Cadet Knowledge. The meeting will end before 8:00.
 


 
V/r,
C/MSgt Porter

5/12/2020

Cadets and Parents,

This meeting is going to be a Virtual Aerospace meeting,
 
The schedule is as follows:

 
18:15 Staff Login
18:30 Cadets Login
18:40 STEM presentation conducted by C/2Lt Hollman
18:55 Aerospace related activity
19:10 Competition of TinkerCad Aerospace Models
 
19:20 Dismissal and Logout

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

 


 
Thanks,
 
C/MSgt Krol
 

5/5/2020 - Joint meeting with Lake Hood Sq

Location: Google Meet

Combined Meeting with Polaris Squadron! Emergency Service (all times approximate)

6-6:30 Staff Login/Roll Call

6:30-6:45: Roll Call (Respond with ________), Pledge, Oath, Announcements

Safety Moment: C/1st Lt Hollman

6:45-7:05 : Block 1: GTM 3 Skills (C/CMSgt Quebman)

 7:05-7:20: Fun Activity 1 (Polaris Squadron)

7:20-7:40: Fun Activity 2 (Lake Hood Squadron)

7:40-8:00 Block 2 (Cybersecurity--Lake Hood Squadron)

Closing Formation (Staff Stay on Meeting for Quick AAR)

4/2/2020

This Saturday at 1000, we will be having a workout session on Google Hangouts.


Please wear comfortable workout clothes and have a hydration source close by. If you want to work a specific muscle group (biceps, triceps, quads, etc), please let me know and I will incorporate that into the workout.


I look forward to seeing you there,
C/Lt Lukic

4/28/2020

Cadets and Parents,

This week’s meeting will be our Blues Meeting,

The schedule is as follows:

18:15 Staff Log In

18:30 Cadets Login

18:40 Character Development by Col Porter

19:00 Civil Air Patrol related Kahoots

19:20 Promotions and Awards

19:40 Dismissal

As this is Promotion week please make sure to make all your qualifications complete in order to promote.

During these times of quarantine, the staff has created a competition to see which Cadet can create the best Aerospace related object in this 3D modeling website called: https://www.tinkercad.com/dashboard. The Cadet with the best Aerospace related 3D model by this Aerospace Meeting will win. 

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Thanks,

C/MSgt Krol

4/21/2020

Cadets and Parents, 

This Tuesday’s meeting (21 April 2020) will be a Health and Fitness meeting. It will be a virtual meeting. We will start at 6:30. I request that staff be on at 6:15 for the staff meeting. The UOD will be comfortable athletic clothing. We will start the meeting once every one is present. I will give a short presentation on staying active and keeping safe. We will then play a game on the operational or strategic level. We will decide which game we will play once the meeting is started. The meeting will end before 8:00.

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V/r,

 

C/MSgt Porter

4/14/2020

Cadets and Parents,

This upcoming meeting is going to be a virtual aerospace meeting. The schedule is as follows:

18:20 Staff Login 

18:30 Cadets Login

18:40 Presentation conducted by C/Maj Porter

19:00 Aerospace related Kahoots

19:30 Dismissal

The meeting will start at 18:30 in Google Meet.

During these difficult times of self quarantine, remember the A, B, Cs of staying mentaly and spiritually healthy during this time.

Thanks,

C/MSgt Krol

4/7/2020

All,

This week's ES meeting will be taking place on Google Hangouts. We will be covering the following Skills:

O-0412 (Conduct Individual Actions On Find)
O-0407 (Conduct Attraction Techniques)
L-0001 (Basic Communications Procedures for ES Operations)

We will be starting the class at 1800 (6:00pm), so cadets can catch up with each other. Instruction will begin at 1830 (6:30pm).

 

Something that has been proposed by the staff is a second meeting on Fridays. Let us know your thoughts on this during the meeting. 

Finally, your Deputy Director for Cadets has this message for you all.

 

From the desk of the Polaris Composite Squadron, Deputy Commander for Cadets: Cadets, these are not easy times for you, your families, our CAP program, and our nation. I urge you to stay active, both physically, spiritually, and mentally at home. Use this time to better yourself as a person, as a student, and as a cadet. Our Cadet Program continues and is active; work on your tests, training, STEM, Rocketry, and for promotions this month. Look out for your fellow cadets and reach out to them. Senior Members are also a resource that you can utilize as well. In a message from our nation's revolution, Thomas Paine stated: "The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." This can be easily applied in today's world, so let's step up, stay connected, lead, help others, and have fun as a team. - SSgt Lukic

I cannot stress enough, the importance of staying connected to one another. Reach out to any of us. Both your staff, and your fellow cadets. We are all in this together, and we will come out of it together. Carry on with your head held high and with no fear. 

Very Respectfully,

C/CMSgt. Paul P. Quebman, CAP

Polaris Composite Squadron,

Emergency Services NCO,

Alaska State Certified EMT-1,

Ground Team Member L2,

(C)661.383.3245

Civil Air Patrol, 

U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

3/24/2020

Cadets and Parents,

This upcoming meeting is going to be our first virtual Blues Meeting. Because of this the way we are going to have to this meeting is through Google Meet.

The link is at the bottom of this email.

The Schedule is as Follows:

18:20 Staff Log in

18:30 Cadets Log in

18:40 Presentation conducted by C/CMSgt Quebman

19:00 SDA's presented by C/Lt Lukic and C/Lt Hollman

19:15 C/Lt Hollman Safety Presentation

19:20 Kahoot Competition conducted

19:30 Promotions

19:40 Dismissal

We will have a Kahoot! game during the meeting, please download the app on your phone or pad before the meeting so you can join in on the fun with your fellow cadets!

Since we have this unexpected amount of free time, I would recommend for the Cadets to complete ICUT and certain GES qualifications on Eservices. See your promotion eligibility, take online tests, and record your drills with your family. Upload the video to a cloud of your choice and send a link to SSgt Lukic (618500@akwg.cap.gov) and C/Lt Hollman (584411@akwg.cap.gov) before 1800 on Tuesday.

 

Thanks,

 

C/TSgt Krol

3/17/2020

Cadets and Parents,

Please join us for a virtual PT meeting tomorrow via Google Meet at 1830. The meeting will be a more casual one, but our Cadet Program must go on.

(Please disregard previously sent PT email).

 

C/Lt Lukic and C/TSgt Porter will be presenting Fit to Fly material with you.

 

Hope to see you there (virtually)!

3/9/2020

Cadets and Parents,

This upcoming Tuesday meeting will be Aerospace Education. The UOD will be ABU’s. We will be meeting at the UAA campus; the address is 2811 Merrill Field Anchorage. The schedule is as follows:

18:30 Arrival

18:40 Opening Formation and Inspection

19:00 Rotations Between Lt Gecsedi Class and Paper Airplane Competition

20:00 Talk presented by USMA Cadet

21:00 Closing Formation and Dismissal

During the rotations there will be also Flight Sims and the option to take online tests in the computer lab in order to promote.

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Encampment update: Polaris has a few more cadet slots available for the June encampment. Registration reopens on March 10th, you are encouraged to apply! Encampment is the centerpiece of the cadet program. It’s a full immersion into cadet life, and a prerequisite for officer promotions and certain national cadet activities.

Thanks,

C/TSgt Krol

3/3/2020

Cadets and Parents,

This next week’s meeting (3/3/2020), we will be meeting at the Squadron Building, where we will be staying for the duration of the meeting, from 1830 to 2100 (6:30 pm to 9:00pm). We will be working on learning prerequisite skills for the GTM3 Rating, Including line searching, mirror and whistle signals, identifying search clues for missing aircraft, and writing a mission log. Please bring your Ground Team equipment, as many of the tools in your gear will be utilized for this training. Please also bring water and adequate winter clothing. This includes Jacket, Gloves, and a Hat.

If you do not have a 24 Hour Rescue Kit, then the items you will need to acquire for this training are an orienteering compass, a whistle, a notepad and pen, and a signal mirror.

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In order to enhance communication between cadet leadership, cadets, and parents, we will begin utilizing Remind app texting to your phones starting this March.

The messages will be sent by senior members before each meeting or event as an additional notification to the emails that are usually sent.

Several other CAP squadrons have found this additional communication very beneficial. 

If you wish to be notified using this method, please click here: https://www.remind.com/join/polariscom

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Very Respectfully,

C/CMSgt. Paul P. Quebman, CAP

Polaris Composite Squadron,

Emergency Services NCO,

Alaska State Certified EMT-1,

Ground Team Member L2,

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