Group Announcements

Flying W Airshow 30 Sept- 1 Oct

posted Sep 19, 2017, 3:45 AM by Anna Filipkowski

Group 225 squadrons are again supporting the Flying W Airshow. Squadron members will rotate through five stations: Flight Line, Parking, Recruitment, the Aircraft Display and aerospace education simulators. Contact your commander or the Group PAO if you want to participate. Great service opportunity!

Official Pentagon Message Regarding the Solar Eclipse

posted Aug 15, 2017, 3:48 AM by Anna Filipkowski

From:    Director, Occupational Safety and Health

                Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, Installations and Environment

 

Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 12:01 PM

 

Subject: (DISTRIBUTION) R/I AUG 21 SOLAR ECLIPSE EYE SAFETY

 

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will occur across the United States. 

(See details at NASA's solar eclipse page: https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/solar.html)  

 

For those of you that will be observing the eclipse, it is critical to remember that it is NOT safe to directly look at the eclipse without proper eye protection, not even for a few seconds. Temporary, and sometimes permanent, loss of vision may occur if individuals fail to take proper safety precautions.  This damage will occur painlessly since the cells in the retina that are damaged during the eclipse do not have any pain receptors.  

 

Some key safety tip are listed below:

 

1.  Do not directly view the eclipse without ISO (International Organization of Standardizations) certified eye protection.

 

2.  NASA has released a list of vendors that are approved.  All approved glasses will be stamped with both the ISO approved symbol as well as the manufacturer's name:

                a. American Paper Optics (Eclipseglasses.com)

                b.  Rainbow Symphony (Eclipse shades)

                c.  Thousand Oaks Optical (Silver-Black Polymer and SolarLite)

                d. TSE 17

                e.  Baader Planetarium (AstroSolar Silver/Gold Film)

 

3.  Be sure to inspect approved glasses to ensure that they are ISO and manufacturer stamped and inspect the lenses looking for any scratches or defects in the lenses.  Do not use them if they are scratched, wrinkled or more than three years old.

 

4.  NASA has found that several vendors NOT listed above are selling eclipse glasses that contain the ISO stamp even though they do NOT meet the required safety standard for direct viewing of the eclipse.  Only purchase from the NASA approved vendors.

 

5.  It is NOT safe to view the eclipse directly with any of the following: 

                a. Regular sunglasses, no matter how dark they are and no matter how many pairs you put together.

                b. Through any binoculars, telescopes or cameras (even cell phone cameras) without certified lenses that are approved and manufactured specifically for that device.  

                c.  It is NOT safe to view through these devices even if you are wearing approved direct viewing eclipse glasses.  

                d.  Approved direct viewing eclipse glasses are only safe to be used for direct viewing without looking through binoculars, telescopes or cameras.

Group 225 Squadrons Boast Many Honor Cadets at BE17

posted Aug 6, 2017, 7:43 AM by Anna Filipkowski

An Honor Cadet is named each day of Basic Encampment. This year four of those cadets were from Group 225 Squadrons. Congratulations to C/SrA Tonkinson, C/SSgt Lumley (Atlantic City Composite Squadron)  and C/A1C Painter, C/Amn DeDomenico, (Gloucester County Composite Squadron)

Group 225 at the Burlington County Farm Fair 18 July-22 July

posted Jun 18, 2017, 2:06 PM by Anna Filipkowski

Several Group 225 squadrons will be staffing a booth at the state’s largest farm fair in Columbus NJ Air Victory will be providing color guard at the opening ceremonies and Gloucester will be doing a Drone Demo on Saturday at 1300.

Senior Member 1.5 Course 8 July

posted Jun 18, 2017, 1:32 PM by Anna Filipkowski

As a Senior Member within the NJ Wing, do you have questions or remain uncertain regarding CAP regulations, military protocol, uniform wear, or even how to get involved in activities outside of CAP weekly meetings? NJ Wing's Professional Development is offering a course on 8 July at Group 223 Headquarters,  located at the Army National Guard Building in Ewing. Check your DragonNet email from Maj Cann.

Volunteer at Solberg Balloon Festival

posted Jun 18, 2017, 1:28 PM by Anna Filipkowski

Volunteer at the 2017 Solberg Festival of Ballooning Fri 28 July- Sun 30 July. Have fund and raise money for your squadron. Register on Eventbrite or talk to your Squadron Commander.

Orientation Flights 8 July 2017

posted Jun 7, 2017, 4:40 PM by Anna Filipkowski

We will be conducting Powered O-Flights @ Monmouth Executive Airport on Saturday July 8, 2017 (rain date July 9) . Please reply with O-Flight Date in the Subject header to wasim.baig@njwg.cap.gov.

Introducing NJ Wing's NEW Cadet Emergency Services Internship

posted Jun 7, 2017, 4:32 PM by Anna Filipkowski

Gain a better understanding of ES and develop new skills to bring back to your squadron. The program will be on a six month rotation (Jan-Jun and July-Dec) of each year. Each rotation we will have a team of 2-3 cadets join the Wing ES Staff. Applications due 16 June.

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