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Cadet Staff Retreat

When: Saturday, August 18th, 2012 @ 0900 to Sunday, August 19th, 2012 @ 1300

Where: KMS and Sky High Sports Houston

Cost: $15.00

You must be a MSgt or above to attend.

You must let C/Capt Edwards know before 14 August if you are attending. After August 14th, if you cancel or you end up not attending, after saying you will, you will still owe the $15 as we will not be able to get our money back on your ticket once we purchase it.

Cadets need to wear a squadron shirt and must bring p/t clothes. You should eat breakfast before you come as we will not be serving breakfast.

It is mandatory that all cadets bring both permission slips, signed my their parent when they come. You will not be permitted to travel to Sky High Sports if you do not have a Sky High Sports permission slip signed.

Click here for the activity permission slip

Click here for the Sky High Sports permission slip in English.

Click here for the Sky High Sports permission slip in Spanish.

Carr elected CAP national commander, Vazquez national vice commander

“KENTUCKY – Civil Air Patrol National Vice Commander Brig. Gen. Charles L. “Chuck” Carr Jr. was elected national commander today by the CAP National Board, and Middle East Region Commander Col. Joseph R. Vazquez was elected national vice commander.

Carr’s election to a three-year term as national commander occurred on the first day of business at the 2011 Civil Air Patrol Annual Conference and National Board meeting, held this week at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Vazquez’s election to a one-year term followed about two hours later.”

For more information…click here.

Note: Copyright © 2011 Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters. All Rights Reserved.

Sheldon Color Guard & Drill Team participate in the Texas Wing Cadet Competitions!!

During spring break, the Civil Air Patrol Sheldon Cadet Squadron competed in the Texas Wing Drill Team and Color Guard Competition located in Bastrop, Texas. While at the competition both teams had to compete in seven academic, physical fitness and marching events.

The Sheldon Cadet Squadron Drill Team earned 1st place honors in the in-ranks inspection, innovative drill, volleyball tournament and panel quiz. The innovative drill routine is compromised of different standard drill movements that the cadets developed. The four minute routine is performed from memory without any verbal commands. The Sheldon Cadet Squadron Drill Team went on to place 2nd in the standard drill event, mile run, and written exam. Also receiving individual awards for their efforts were Cadet Monica Salazar who received the Fleet Foot Female award for her 7:05 mile run time and Cadet Juan Coronado who received the Fleet Foot Male award for his 5:45 mile run time. The team finished the competition with a 1st place overall championship and the spot to represent Texas at the Southwest Region Competition to be held April 1-3, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas.

The Sheldon Cadet Squadron Color Guard took 1st place in the mile run, in-ranks uniform inspection, outdoor colors presentation, and indoor colors presentation. The indoor colors presentation involved the four competing members presenting the flags in an indoor mock ceremony. The outdoor colors presentation had the team formally raise, lower and fold the flags at the Camp Swift Headquarters building. The Color Guard also took 2nd place in standard drill and 3rd in panel bowl quiz and written exam. Also receiving an individual award for her efforts was Cadet Sally Miramontes who received the Fleet Foot Female award for her 7:08 mile run time. The Color Guard tied for first after all seven events. However, the team ended up losing the tie breaker giving them 2nd place overall.

The members of the Sheldon Cadet Squadron Drill team consists of C.E. King High School cadets Joshua Phillips ( Drill Team Commander) , Yeymy Chicas , Juan Coronado , Anthony Galeano , Jorge Galvan , Katrina Girod , Arianna Gonzalez , Tamara Jones , Daiquon Lucas , Christianjaye Pena , Luis Ramirez , Chrisabel Rocha , Monica Salazar, North Shore High School Cadet Tristan Edwards and Null Middle School Cadet Leo Elizondo. The Color Guard members include King Middle School cadets Lewis Yarbrough (Team Commander), Isabel Luna, Sally Miramontes, Carmen Luna, and King High School cadet Sabrina Pena. These cadets have been thru months of practicing and have sacrificed so much to be a part of this great organization. The Texas Wing Civil Air Patrol and the Sheldon ISD could not be more proud of them!

Submitted by 2Lt Basgil