A Tradition of Excellence!


Recipient of the Quality Cadet Unit Award 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

CAP National Color Guard 2003, 2006, 2011
Pacific Region Color Guard, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013
California Wing Color Guard 2001, 2002, 2014
Group 7 Composite Squadron of the Year 2000, 2003
Squadron of Distinction 2000
Founded October 1968

SQ47 Volunteer Service – Feeding America

 | 28-Sep, 2014 05:01

On November 15th, 2014, Squadron 47 Cadets, their parents, and Squadron 47 Senior Members will be working together to bring food to the hungry in San Diego County. Our Volunteer Service work in the distribution center of Feeding America San Diego will help get food into the community where it is needed. We will be serving other’s needs and feeling great as we work sorting, cleaning, bagging, and boxing food going to soup kitchens, pantries, shelters, and schools right here in San Diego County. We promise you will experience Thanksgiving in action!

To register online, when get to the Feeding America event page (link below), you’ll need to create an account and login by clicking “Sign In” in the upper right corner of the Feeding America San Diego web page and follow the instructions. Group Join Code: 0441 When you return to the main page, scroll down until you see our group, “Civil Air Patrol” on November 15th Click: the “Sign Up” button to the left of “Event Name” … You will receive a confirmation email when you’ve completed the process.

Feeding America San Diego

Questions?

Bob McMillion, Capt CAP Squadron 47
bob.mcmillion@cox.net or Call (949) 338-8686

FeedingAmericaSD

PDF Flyer – FeedingAmericaSD-15-November

Wreaths Across America 2014

 | 05:01

The Civil Air Patrol Cadets of Squadron 47 and their families are working to find sponsors for Wreaths Across America. We have a goal of having 200 wreaths sponsored for the Miramar National Cemetery Remembrance Ceremony and Wreath Laying on December 13th. Please join our effort as we teach cadets, honor families, and remember American veterans.

Sponsor a wreath today for as little as $15.00 …
it takes only five minutes online
.

Yes, we have Veterans Day in the fall, and Memorial Day in the spring. But our service men and women sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year, to preserve our freedoms.

At many homes, there is an empty seat for one who is serving, or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We honor our veterans every day. We believe there is no better time to express our deepest appreciation than during Christmas time when the joy of giving fills our hearts.

The Cadets of Civil Air Patrol Squadron 47 in Oceanside have volunteered to recruit sponsors for Wreaths Across America. We welcome your sponsorship of a one or more wreaths. The wreaths you sponsor will be placed on veteran’s graves at Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego on December 13, 2014 following a Remembrance Ceremony for our veterans who have come to rest there.

Here is how you can get involved as a volunteer yourself. Please keep in mind there is NO COST to attend or participate in a Wreaths Across America™ event.

  • Wreaths Across America™ Day – each December
  • Escort of Wreaths to Arlington (or any of the other locations featuring wreath escorts)
  • State House Ceremony – in nearly all 50 states and at our Nation’s Capital
  • ‘Thanks-A-Million’ handout card program to thank our veterans and active military
  • WAA Education Program –work with our materials in your local schools

We sincerely appreciate your willingness to support our Squadron 47 Cadets in fundraising for Wreaths Across America.

PDF Flyer – Sponsor Information: WAA.Sponsor Flyer

STEM Academy II – 2-4 May, 2014

 | 12-Apr, 2014 06:35

..and we’re back for STEM Academy Two! Building on the success of the STEM Academy One, we’ve put together another full weekend of seminar sessions and hands on lab activities building on the concepts we’ve covered previously as well as introducing more to build on.

CAD – Robotics – Programming – Basic Engineering Concepts – Math Origami

Costs:
$35 for returning students* / $50 for first time students
Senior Staff – $35 / Returning Staff $25

Limited number of Senior Member-Student spots available too!

Location: Camp Pendleton.
Check in: 1700 – 2 May, 2014
Check out: 1300 – 4 May, 2014

Photos from the last event:
http://goo.gl/yqBqtb

Application and current event information:

http://sq47.org/event-registration

Questions? Contact Lt. Chung, project officer, hannaleechung@yahoo.com

Location: Oceanside/Camp Del Mar area of Camp Pendleton.
Checkin: 1700 – 31 Jan, 2014
Check out: 1300 – 2 Feb, 2014

Event Information Flyer: STEM ACADEMY TWO (PDF)

Swallows Day Parade & BBQ – 22 March, 2014

 | 14-Jan, 2014 13:51

Let’s Join Squadron 68 for the 2014 Swallows Day Parade in San Juan Capistrano!

Everyone loves a parade! It’s great fun!

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…even better when followed by BBQ and Ping Pong!

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Swallows Day Parade Flyer

Swallows Day Parade RSVP Here.

10:00 – 22-March, 2014!

 

 

STEM Academy Weekend 31 Jan-2 Feb, 2014

 | 29-Dec, 2013 23:59

As you may be aware, one of the goals for California Wing is more STEM activities for cadets. On the heels of a successful robotics day event, we’ve put together a full curriculum of sessions and hands on lab activities, creating a full weekend of STEM related workshops!

Cost: $35
Location: Oceanside/Camp Del Mar area of Camp Pendleton.
Checkin: 1700 – 31 Jan, 2014
Check out: 1300 – 2 Feb, 2014

Registration:

Event Signup at:
http://sq47.org/event-registration

Everything can be done online, including initial and completed CAPF 31
submissions.

Schedule Draft:

Friday, 31-January 2014
The Six Basic Machine Types (Seminar/Demonstration)
Engineering Problem: Structural Integrity in a “T” (Seminar/Lab)

Saturday
Math Origami (Lab)
Fundamentals of Lego Technic Construction (Seminar/Lab)
Common Technical Solutions with Legos (Seminar/Demonstration)
Lego Problem-Solving (Lab)
Strength and Integrity: Model Bridge Building (Lab)
Dinner and a Movie

Sunday
Destructive Testing (Lab)
Basic Mindstorms Programming (Seminar/Lab)
Mindstorms Group Project (Lab)
Wrap-up and Evaluation (Lab)

We have a limited number of seats so it is important that you sign up quickly to secure your spot. The flyer with all the details is attached.

PDF Flyer: STEMAcademy2014
Electronic CAPF 31 / 160 / 161

Questions? Contact Lt. Chung, project officer, hannaleechung@yahoo.com

STEM Academy Registration here!

Sq. 47 – Open House 3-December, 2013

 | 26-Nov, 2013 04:00
Come one and all, come and see what Civil Air Patrol is all about!
Join us and celebrate Civil Air Patrol’s 72nd birthday, and Sq. 47’s 45th year!On tap for the evening will be the Sq. 47 Color Guard, a Cadet Drill Competition between flights.
A special presentation will be given regarding the Green Flag Program, presented by Lt. Col. Rick Woolfolk, deputy Commander of green Flag east and Major Stephen Robertson, who will also have a special presentation regarding NORAD’s Falcon Virgo Exercise.
Bring friends, family, neighbors and anyone else that might be interested in a fun evening where the cadets get to show their squadron pride and personal accomplishments!..and a special bagpipe Happy Birthday tribute to Civil Air Patrol by the Hamnquist Brothers.We should also mention there will be lots of food, refreshments, entertainment and lots of door prizes!Check back here for updated information!

NRA Bivouac 2013 – Basic Shooting Course

 | 03:49

It’s time once again! Come join us on the 13th through the 15th of December for a weekend of training by a team of NRA Certified Firearms Instructors in conjunction with Civil Air Patrol Skyhawk Composite Squadron 47 will once again host an NRA Basic Rifle Shooting course.  The 14-hour course deals with the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.  Included in the course fee are the NRA “The Basic Rifle Shooting” textbook; NRA Safety Rules pamphlet, firearms use, ammunition, and NRA Course Completion Certificate.

  • Rifle Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling.  Principal parts of a rifle, action types, and how they function will be demonstrated. NRA rules for safe gun handling will be explained, applied and adopted through the class for future use when around or using rifles. Handling rifles in a safe manner will be demonstrated. Rifle Cleaning will be accomplished.
  • Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Rifle Shooting. The different components of a rifle cartridge and their intended use will be explained. The five fundamentals of shooting a rifle will be identified and demonstrated.
  • Firing the First Shots. The knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to safely shoot a rifle on the range will be demonstrated. Students will shoot at a target using the five fundamentals of rifle shooting.
  • Students will learn to safely shoot from the following Positions: Bench Rest , Standing , Prone, Kneeling, and Sitting Rifle Shooting Positions.

The event starts with arrival between 1600 & 1900, on 13-December at Escondido Fish & Game16525 Guejito Road, Escondido, CA. 92027. (Directions from Hwy-78/Escondido

Full Event Cost includes (Learning Materials, Rifles, Ammunition, Meals, and Campsite): $ 80.00
Payable Online http://sq47.org/event-payments
or Check Payable to California Wing Civil Air Patrol.

Questions? Call; Maj. Dave McGregor Project Officer
@ 760-497-0188 or davemac92056@yahoo.com

Needed forms:

CAPF 31 / 160 / 161 Combination PDF
Escondido Fish & Game Persmission Slip

Sq. 47 Supports Wreaths Across America

 | 20-Nov, 2013 04:35
We have a wonderful opportunity to honor our fallen veterans at Fort Roscrans Cemetery and raise funds for our squadron at the same time through Wreaths Across America.
WAA began in 2007 when a small wreath company in Maine made too many holiday wreaths and decided, with the help of a CAP squadron, to place the excess wreaths on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery.  Each year since, the program has grown to cemeteries throughout the United States and Canada and honors our fallen veterans by placing wreaths on their graves during the holiday season.
Not only is WAA a way to honor our fallen veterans during the holidays, it is a way that our squadron can raise money for our activities.  Each wreath is $15 and for every wreath sold, we will receive $5. A $15 donation will ensure that a veteran’s grave, many that haven’t been visited in years, gets decorated for the holiday.
You can help in a couple of ways:
1)  Sponsor wreaths at Squadron 47 Team Page: http://waa.convio.net/goto/CACAP324
You can credit your sponsorship to any of our members.  Just type in the member’s name in the”Recognition Name” field.
2)  Share about WAA and our Team Page to your friends and family by and ask them to sponsorwreaths.
Please make sure to ask your friends and family to type in your name in “Recognition Name” field to ensure you get the credit for their purchase.
You can even create your own personal page under our Squadron 47 Team to track your fundraising effort.  If you would like to do that, click “Join Team” at the bottom of our Team Page: http://waa.convio.net/goto/CACAP324 and follow the instructions.  WAA has many tools on the personal page that will make your fundraising effort easier and more effective.
We have decided to award scholarships to all members who participate.  Scholarships will be given out as a form of discount for the future CAP activities, and the size of scholarships will be proportionate to how much you raise.
WAA is a year-round effort, and we will continue to sell the wreaths throughout next year as well.
Please join us in this effort to honor our fallen veterans and raise funds for our squadron.

Sq. 47 Hosting Group 8 BCS / ATS – 27-29 Sept.

 | 27-Aug, 2013 12:09

Group 8’s first BCS / ATS Event will be hosted by Squadron 47, on the weekend of Sept 27-29, 2013.

Basic Cadet School is targeted towards beginning cadets, typically early Phase 1 cadets, billed as kind of an introductory encampment, it’s an excellent introduction for encampment, and other overnight CAP activities.

Airman Training School is targeted towards cadets that have been to BCS, Encampment or  those early in Phase II, with more emphasis on leadership and mentoring.

Cost for either school is $40, which will include Saturday & Sunday meals, course materials and billeting.

All Staff Positions are available. Download the attached PDF for more information.

We can provide transportation from the Oceanside Transit Center (Sprinter / MetroLink / Amtrak) or the Oceanside Airport.

BCS ATS Group 8 – Sept 2013

Civic Leadership Academy & Legislative Day 2013

 | 1-Mar, 2013 18:27

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Outstanding Civil Air Patrol cadets interested in politics and careers in public service gather in Washington, D.C., this weekend to participate in the Civic Leadership Academy, one of the nation’s premier civic education activities.

Scheduled from Feb. 23 to March 2, the weeklong academy provides 24 CAP cadets from across
America an opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes tours and briefings at the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, State Department, CIA, Arlington National Cemetery and other places of interest in the nation’s capital.

“The Civic Leadership Academy is not your average field trip,” said CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr. “It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity afforded each year to our best cadets, providing them with a well-rounded understanding of government leadership, public service and the principles that guide our nation.”

A National Cadet Special Activity created by CAP in 2002, CLA allows a select group of cadets to experience the executive, judicial and legislative branches of government firsthand. It is an academically intense, interactive study of U.S. government in action, providing participants the opportunity to grow as citizens and young leaders through lessons in persuasive leadership, federal government, public service careers and American heritage.

In addition to a blend of field trips, lectures, seminars and assigned readings from historic and current sources, the cadets visit the Capitol, the Supreme Court; the State Department; Arlington National Cemetery, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; the CIA; the National Archives: legislative offices; and the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, as well as the World War II, Korean War Veterans, Vietnam Veterans, Women in Military Service and Lincoln memorials. At each of these locations, they hear from VIPs who provide insights designed to deepen their understanding of government in action. Their CLA tasks culminate with a final project – a presentation on their CLA experience to their peers in their home squadrons and wings.

2013 Civic Leadership California Wing participants — Cadet 1st Lts. Nicholas Chun, Skyhawk Composite Squadron 47, Oceanside; and Andy D. Goodwin and Colton Priest, both of Los Alamitos Cadet Squadron 153

National Legislative Day 2013 - CAWG Fact Sheet (164)