Upcoming Wing SAREX

posted Aug 10, 2011, 7:35 AM by King, Zachary Z Capt CAP/NJ Wing AGRA   [ updated Aug 10, 2011, 7:39 AM ]

Fellow NJ Wing Members,

I am happy to announce that Group 223 will be hosting the next NJ Wing SAREX.

You may review the training plan and register by clicking on the Eventbrite link, which can be found within DragonNET.

The deadline for registration is midnight, Wednesday 17 August 2011.  Please register now so that you don't miss out!

On behalf of the Director of Operations Lt Col Kurt Pricer,  the Director of Emergency Services Lt Col Dennis Walton,  and the Commander of Group 223 Major Bill Pittenger,  I look forward to seeing many of you at the SAREX!


Chief of Staff

New Jersey Wing Civil Air Patrol
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

2011 Teterboro Wings & Wheels Show

posted Aug 9, 2011, 12:47 PM by King, Zachary Z Capt CAP/NJ Wing AGRA

Hello NJ Wing,

It's time again for the annual Teterboro Wings & Wheels Show.

The show is a static display of historic aircraft and classic cars and is a benefit for the Teterboro Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum.

The museum has come to rely on Civil Air Patrol as a professional volunteer force to maintain the security on the perimeter of the show and keep the public safe.  Once again we have been called on to help.

Group 221 squadrons have supported the event in years past but any NJ Wing member is most welcome to come and help.

While the show is hard work, you will have ample time off duty to tour the aircraft and classic cars.

AND IT'S FREE!!  No cost to attend when you are working the show with CAP.

Lunch and water are provided.

Form 31 and Form 60 standard as always.

You must be current with your monthly safety education requirement.

Come for 1 day or both days.

You must register for each day that you plan to attend.

 Register for the show at

This year is a special year since the second day of the show falls on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our nation.

I know that many of you will be committed to observances of this anniversary in your home towns and I am glad for that.

For me, the anniversary has special meaning since the attacks prompted me to rejoin CAP as a senior member.

 An article I read recently said that 9/11 has become a national day of volunteer service with many thousands of Americans participating.

For those of us who are available, the Wings and Wheels show is a wonderful opportunity for volunteer service over the anniversary weekend.  The museum is a not for profit organization dedicated to preserving New Jersey's aviation heritage.  All money raised is used to support the museum and it's educational mission.  We receive no money for our important work nor is there any cost to our members.

I hope that many of you will join me on one or both days.  What better way to honor those lost on 9/11 and in the battles since, then to dedicate our volunteer service to the critical task of public safety at the show.

More details about the show will be announced via DragonNET as they become available.

I look forward to seeing you and serving with you at the 2011 Teterboro Wings and Wheels !

Major Kevin Sands

2011 Atlantic City Airshow

posted Aug 9, 2011, 12:40 PM by King, Zachary Z Capt CAP/NJ Wing AGRA

Greetings New Jersey Wing,

The Ninth Annual Atlantic City “Thunder Over The Boardwalk” Airshow will take place on WEDNESDAY, 17 AUGUST 2011. 

Civil Air Patrol has been invited back again for volunteers.  In the past years, CAP has provided a secure perimeter for the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, The Canadian Parachute Team simultaneously, and assistance with crowd control.  Any member of New Jersey wing may sign up for the Airshow. 

Squadron Commanders please e-mail me with a list of your members that wish to attend. 

Please include names and CAP IDs in the e-mail.  Also if you will be bringing a CAP Van, please state that in the e-mail. It is important that we have a headcount for everyone who will attend. 

The deadline for signups is MONDAY, 8 AUGUST 2011.

The Atlantic City Airshow is a very fun and enjoyable event. This will be CAP’s 5th year providing support for The Golden Knights.

This is also an excellent opportunity to establish an ongoing relationship with the Canadian Team, not only for NJ Wing but CAP as a whole.   Cadets usually have an opportunity to meet the Parachutists after their jump.  I look forward to a strong representation from New Jersey Wing.

We are being tasked to supply 30-40 Cadets and Senior Members. Headcounts of members from your units is vital, so I can let the Event planners know so that all attending will be fed.

Once we have the final tally I will be contacting the attendees via email or phone with details and directions to our rally point at NJ-105 Headquarters.               


Dan White, Capt, CAP


Atlantic County Composite Squadron

September 7th Flag Volunteers

posted Aug 9, 2011, 12:33 PM by King, Zachary Z Capt CAP/NJ Wing AGRA

Greetings Commanders and Wing Staff,

Below is a request for assistance from the Joint Base Command Chief.  The base is looking for volunteers to help set-up (on 7 Sept) and take-down (on 13 Sept) at the NYC 9/11 Field of Honor.  See the attached flyer.

Please let me know if any of your members would like to participate.  Additional information such as rally point and transportation will come as time progresses. Thank you again.

Marianne Ferland
Wing Administrator
Civil Air Patrol - NJ Wing HQ
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst


Subject: RE: Volunteers for Event 07 Sept 2011

Enlisted Leaders, Mr. Berner,

Our installation has been asked to help out with a 7 September event at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn NY sponsored by the Flag of Honor/Flag of Heroes Project,

They're asking for 70 volunteers to assist with the project.  

We're also requesting the First Sergeant Council reach out to local JROTC units and we're asking the Civil Air Patrol to consider supporting as well.  Below is what we know thus far.  Would appreciate pushing this for folks who might want to assist.  Seventy is a big number, but by spreading the wealth a bit, we can probably cover.  There's also a 13 September tear-down request if some of the folks can't make the 7th.


Lee Wofford, CMSgt, USAF

Command Chief, 87th Air Base Wing

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ

The Spaatz Association: Aerospace Leadership Scholarships

posted Aug 9, 2011, 11:55 AM by King, Zachary Z Capt CAP/NJ Wing AGRA

Greetings, a message sent on behalf of Col David Mull:

Here is an opportunity to apply for a scholarship. 

Commanders, please print the flyer and pass it along to all CAP Cadets in your unit who qualify.

The CAP Cadet must have:

   • Earned the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award

   • Solo wings in a powered aircraft

   • At least a 3.0 GPA (normalized)

   • Not received or been selected for a similar scholarship or grant

   • Apply by 30 September

There is a history of New Jersey Wing cadets being selected for this award, as in recent years Cadet Zachary King and Cadet Stasia Rogacki each received the scholarship.

Have a great day,

Marianne Ferland
Wing Administrator
Civil Air Patrol - NJ Wing HQ
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst


The Spaatz Association, Inc.

28 July 2011

 Dear Fellow Spaatzen:

We are quickly approaching September, the time for candidates to apply for the 2012 Aerospace Leadership Scholarships that will advance a cadet from their solo license to their actual pilot certification.

Perhaps you may know a cadet who is deserving of this scholarship. Attached is a flyer regarding qualifications for the award that you can pass on.

The Spaatz Association takes great pride in this part of our overall “give backs” to the CAP cadet program. Please pass this flyer on to those who may be interested in achieving a great goal.


Sandie Aurich #894

National Secretary

The Spaatz Association

Wing Color Guard Competition

posted Aug 1, 2011, 11:58 AM by King, Zachary Z Capt CAP/NJ Wing AGRA


It is time to start thinking about the 2012 Region Cadet Competition. Now is the time for your unit to put together a Color Guard Team to compete in the Wing Color Guard Competition.

The Wing Color Guard Competition will be held on 12 November and if necessary on the 13 November as well. The deadline to register your unit will be 1 November 2011. Final schedule will be sent out as the competition gets closer. The competition is held earlier than the Region Competition in order to give the winning team time to have addition training from the Wing Competition Team staff. 

The Region Competition will be held in April of 2012. Get your cadets involved and start practicing.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Michael Sperry, Lt. Col., CAP
Director of Cadet Programs

New Jersey Wing

Mission Pilot Academy sponsored by Group 223 and hosted by Raritan Valley Composite Squadron

posted Jul 30, 2011, 2:58 PM by King, Zachary Z Capt CAP/NJ Wing AGRA   [ updated Jul 30, 2011, 2:59 PM ]

Mission Pilot Academy sponsored by Group 223 and hosted by Raritan Valley Composite Squadron.

Who: Any NJWG member with the following quals are invited to attend:

•       Qualified General Emergency Services (GES)

•       Qualified as Mission Scanner

•       Current and qualified CAP pilot IAW CAPR 60-1, with at least 175 hours PIC including 50 hours cross-country.

•       At least 18 years of age (minimum; should be mature)

•       101T-MP familiarization and preparatory training

•       NIMS / IS courses.

•       Commanders authorization

What: Mission Pilot training using the National ES Academy curriculum.


Wen Aug 3   7-10  - classroom

Wed Aug 10 7-10  - classroom

Wed Aug 17 7-10 Flights and Make-ups

Sat   Aug 20 Time TBD by Major Joe Pona and SAR-EX planning team

Wed Aug 24 7-10  Flights and Make-ups

Where: Central Jersey Airport - at the CAP trailers

Why: To build our mission readiness and increase our  ES resource base.

Please RSVP to this email address.


Patrick J. Lott, Major CAP

CyberPatriot Program for 2012

posted Jul 30, 2011, 2:56 PM by King, Zachary Z Capt CAP/NJ Wing AGRA   [ updated Jul 30, 2011, 2:57 PM ]


It is time again to start thinking about the CyberPatriot Program.

Building the Human Component of Cyber Security

CyberPatriot is a competition that tests the ability of the students to defend a simulated corporate network from external hostile attacks.  But, it is far more than just a competition.  It is designed to educate and motivate your cadets to become the cyber defenders the nation needs while promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Civil Air Patrol's next generation of cyber defenders will compete with each service's JROTC teams and other CAP teams in 3 qualifying rounds this fall to vie for one of the coveted slots to travel to the Finals in National Harbor, Maryland on 22-24 March, 2012.

Team Details:

1.  Each cadet team will need a senior member to act as a coach.  This individual does not need to be a computer expert.

2.  Teams will consist of up to five primary competitors and up to five alternates.  Participants must be current cadets enrolled in ninth through twelfth grade during the 2011-12 school year.  The participating cadets need to be computer literate, but no special skills are required.

3.  Squadrons will need to register their interest by 8 Oct 2011.


Prospective coaches (Project Officers assigned by their unit commander) should sign up now, but no later than 8 Oct 2011. 

Go to the AFA's registration site, to register your unit. 
   Note: Please enter your unit designator (Region-State-Unit, e.g., SER-FL-001) for "Organization Name."

More information can be found on Nationals Website at:

Any teams that register need to send me an email so we can track each teams progress.

Thank you for your interest in this program.

Michael Sperry, Lt. Col., CAP

Director of Cadet Programs

New Jersey Wing

AFROTC High School Scholarship Program

posted Jul 30, 2011, 2:52 PM by King, Zachary Z Capt CAP/NJ Wing AGRA

Hello Unit Commanders,

Please pass the attached scholarship information along to your interested high school aged cadets and their parents. 

See the message below from Lt Tengen who may be able to arrange a visit to your units. 


Marianne Ferland
Wing Administrator
Civil Air Patrol - NJ Wing HQ
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

From: Deline Tengen []
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 10:10 AM
Subject: AFROTC High School Scholarship Program

Good Morning,
My name is Lieutenant Tengen. I am an admissions liaison & I was inquiring about any upcoming events in which you would have time for me to give a brief overview of Air Force ROTC and its High School Scholarship Program. Attached to this email is information on both the program and scholarships available to eligible high school seniors.  If your interested students meet the scholarship eligibility requirements, they may apply for the High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) directly from our website at  The application process for high school students graduating in 2012 begins on June 15 and runs until 1 December 2011.  I highly encourage interested students to email me with any questions that they might have about applying for one of our scholarships, or if they have questions about the program in general.
Students do not have to be on scholarship in order to join the program. Once in college, the only requirements are that they meet the qualifications and are attending a college or university that offers AFROTC. The best way for a student to figure out if the colleges or universities that they are interested are under the AFROTC umbrella, is to visit the website and to utilize our link titled “College Locator”. Just because a school does not have AFROTC on campus does not mean that a student cannot attend that university while pursuing a commission through AFROTC at a nearby campus. There are currently more than 1,100 colleges in America available for AFROTC cadets to attend, ranging from state schools to the Ivy League.
If you have any specific questions or need any further assistance, please feel free to contact me via e-mail at

Very respectfully, 

Gold Bar Recruiter, AFROTC DET 560

O: 718.862.7860
F: 718.862.7900

New Jersey ES and Pilot Training

posted Jul 30, 2011, 2:41 PM by King, Zachary Z Capt CAP/NJ Wing AGRA   [ updated Jul 30, 2011, 2:56 PM ]

To all memberss in New Jersey Wing,

I am requesting that each member work on their ES qualifications to advance to the next level.  This can be done at the unit level, group level, or wing level by qualified personnel.

I am also requesting that all pilots that are qualified conduct proficiency flights using the monthly mission.  U.S.A.F. funding for the use of CAP aircraft is available until the 14th of September. Use of the funding has to be approved prior to the flight.  Approval comes from two individuals: Bruce Berner or Kurt Pricer (908 391-0195).  This funding can be used to train mission pilots, observers, and scanners for initial qualifications or proficiency flights. With a little more planning, the training can be coordinated to train ground teams and aircrews together.

There is also money available for Cadet O-flights for the same period of time.  Please get your Cadets up in the air as much as possible.

If you are not eligable for the U.S.A.F. funding please fly as much as possible on the C missions to maintain your proficiency and to build your flight time hours.  The rates are $70/hour for the 172 and $110/hour for the 182. 

All aircraft are available and need to be flown as much as possible in order for us to keep them in New Jersey Wing.

I know that it takes quite a bit of effort on everyone's part to get things put together just to train or fly but, when it's done and the mission is completed it's always worth while and satisfying especially when you're out trainning with others that enjoy the same things that you do.

I'm proposing a SarEx for the 20th of Aug. So look for details to come out about it at a later date.

To all Cadets and Senior Members,  Thank you for your time and contributions.  Thank you for making CAP the great organization it is.

Kurt Pricer

Lt Col  CAP


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