HIGHLANDER COMPOSITE SQUADRON


The Civil Air Patrol Highlander Composite Squadron is a newly formed Squadron centered around the Highlands Ranch/ Roxborough/ Chatfield area.

**HCS Webpages are currently a work in progress**

HCS Announcements - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mar 20, 2017
HCS Announcements

 

NEW ITEMS

*     Pool Night @ The Ridge

·         Mon, Apr 3rd during our regular Squadron meeting time. We will meet at
 the Ridge Recreation Center.

*     Group 3 SAREX

·         Sat, Apr 8th is the Group 3 SAREX

*     ES Warrior Weekend

·         The ES Warrior Weekend has been moved to May 12th – 14th.

OLD ITEMS

*     Encampment Pre-Registration

·         1st Time cadets, pre-registration is now open. Applications will be available later
in March.

*     Squadron Dues are due, if you have not turned in you annual dues, please turn in your dues ASAP.

·         Give money $20.00 to 2d Lt Clements

*     Squadron Work day – Saturday, March 25th. This is our quarterly work day for using the
Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training facility.

*     US MILITARY ACADEMY INFORMATION DAY

·         Learn about the US Military Academy Nomination Process and meet
representatives from the 5 military academies and ROTC.

·         Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

*     CESSnA Staff Selection Activity – For those applying for 2017 COWG Encampment

·         SAVE THE DATE – April 1, 2017 (ONLY DATE FOR STAFF SELECTION)

*     Wing Conference in Grand Junction, Sun April 28th – April 30th

 
HCS Announcements - Monday, March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

HCS Announcements


NEW ITEMS

·         Encampment Pre-Registration

  •    1st Time cadets, pre-registration is now open. Applications will be available
        later in March.

OLD ITEMS

·         Squadron Dues are due, if you have not turned in you annual dues, please turn in your
          dues ASAP.

  •    Give money $20.00 to 2d Lt Clements

·         Monday, March 20th during AeroSpace Education we will have a guest speaker from
          Lockheed Martin here to talk about the Orion Project.

·         Squadron Work day – Saturday, March 25th. This is our quarterly work day for using the
           HCS facility.

·         CESSnA Staff Selection Activity – For those applying for 2017 COWG Encampment

  •    SAVE THE DATE – April 1, 2017 (ONLY DATE FOR STAFF SELECTION)

·         Wing Conference in Grand Junction, Sun April 28th – April 30th

·         ES Warrior Weekend – April 7-9

·         US MILITARY ACADEMY INFORMATION DAY

  •    Learn about the US Military Academy Nomination Process and meet
       representatives from the 5 military academies and ROTC.
  •    Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
 
HCS Announcements - Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Mar 6, 2017
HCS Announcements

 

·         Squadron Dues are due, if you have not turned in you annual dues, please turn in your dues
          ASAP.

o   Give money $20.00 to 2d Lt Clements

·         Monday, March 20th during AeroSpace Education we will have a guest speaker from
          Lockheed Martin here to talk about the Orion Project.

·         Squadron Work day – Saturday, March 25th. This is our quarterly work day for using the HCS
          facility.

·         CESSnA Staff Selection Activity – For those applying for 2017 COWG Encampment

o   SAVE THE DATE – April 1, 2017 (ONLY DATE FOR STAFF SELECTION)

·         Wing Conference in Grand Junction, Sun April 28th – April 30th

·         Cadet Advisory CouncilNext meeting is Sat, Mar 11, 2017

o   Is anyone interested in attending and being a backup on the CAC for HCS?

§  The Cadet Advisory Council recommends solutions and identifies
opportunities to improve the Cadet Program. Including suggesting
activities for the wing, how to improve recruiting and attendance,
and learn what other squadrons are doing. 

·         ES Warrior Weekend – April 7-9

·         FEMA Youth Preparedness Council - NON-CAP Activity

o   Email was sent out regarding how to apply, if you are interested.

o   Application by March 31st, 2017

·         US MILITARY ACADEMY INFORMATION DAY

o   Learn about the US Military Academy Nomination Process and meet
representatives from the 5 military academies and ROTC.

o   Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

 
Cadet Basic Encampment - Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March 8, 2017
COWG Encampment Cadet Basic Pre-Registration


Cadets and Parents

The online 2017 Colorado Wing Encampment PRE-REGISTRATION for Basic Cadets (first time
encampment attendees) is now open. This online form is 
NOT the EncampmentApplication
Packet. The Application Packet for Basic Cadets will be available later in March 2017.

Encampment staff uses the online Basic Pre-Registration to collect contact data information for
encampment’s cadet and parent database and to determine the level of interest in encampment
attendance.

Cadets planning to attend COWG Encampment should complete the online Pre-Registration at
this time. If you are not certain if you will attend, complete the online Pre-Registration anyway.
Once the actual application process begins, later this month, applicants must complete the
Pre-Registration prior to submitting the actual application packet. With that in mind,
it is best to do it now!

Once again, this Pre-Registration IS NOT the actual encampment application for
basic cadets.
 That will be submitted when it is available later this month. Look for email
announcements when the Basic Cadet Application Packet is available and the application
window opens.

Use the link, below, to access the online Basic Cadet Pre-Registration form. Please be patient after
 clicking the link – the online form is very slow to open. 
 

http://coloradowingcap.org/ColoradoWingCAP/CadetEncampment/BasicCadetPre-
registration-2017/tabid/1090/Default.aspx

 

You may also access the Basic Pre-Registration form on the Colorado Wing Encampmentwebpages at:

 

http://coloradowingcap.org/ColoradoWingCAP/CadetEncampment/tabid/62/Default.aspx

 

 
HCS Announcements - Monday, February 27, 2017

Feb 27,  2017

HCS Announcements


·        
Squadron Dues are due tonight, if you have not turned in you annual dues, please turn in your
          dues ASAP.

o   Give money $20.00 to 2d Lt Clements

·         Monday, March 20th during AeroSpace Education we will have a guest speaker from
          Lockheed Martin here to talk about the Orion Project.

·         CESSnA Staff Selection Activity – For those applying for 2017 COWG Encampment

o   SAVE THE DATE – April 1, 2017 (ONLY DATE FOR STAFF SELECTION)

·         Wing Conference in Grand Junction, Sun April 28th – April 30th

·         Cadet Advisory CouncilNext meeting is Sat, Mar 11, 2017

o   Is anyone interested in attending and being a backup on the CAC for HCS?

§  The Cadet Advisory Council recommends solutions and identifies
 opportunities to improve the Cadet Program. Including suggesting
 activities for the wing, how to improve recruiting and attendance,
 and learn what other squadrons are doing. 

·         FEMA Youth Preparedness Council - NON-CAP Activity

o   Email was sent out regarding how to apply, if you are interested.

o   Application by March 31st, 2017

·         US MILITARY ACADEMY INFORMATION DAY

o   Learn about the US Military Academy Nomination Process and meet
representatives from the 5 military academies and ROTC.

o   Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

 
HCS Announcements - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Feb 20, 2017
HCS Announcements 


Squadron Dues are due this coming Monday, Feb 27, 2017

  • Give money to 2d Lt Clements by Feb 27, 2017
  • We have only received annual dues from a couple of cadets
Challenger Center – Saturday, March 11, 2017
  • CANCELED

UDF Class

  • Feb 25th, 2017
  • Tac Air Office, 7355 South Peoria, Englewood, Suite 204
  • 8:30am - about 5p
  • Primarily for seniors, but cadets are welcome

Squadron Leadership School

  • March 17th & 18th
  • Senior Members
Cadet Competition
  • Do we have any cadets that want to participate?
CESSnA Staff Selection Activity – For those applying for 2017 COWG Encampment
  • SAVE THE DATE – April 1, 2017 (ONLY DATE FOR STAFF SELECTION)

ES Warrior Weekend – April 7th – April 9th, 2017

Wing Conference in Grand Junction, Sun April 28th – April 30th

Cadet Advisory Council – Next meeting is Sat Mar 11, 2017

  • Anyone interested in attending meeting may attend. If you are interested in
    becoming a backup CAC Representative please let a Senior Member know.
  • We will likely need a backup for Sat. Mar 11th, as Alexis may not be available. 

 
Cadet O-Rides - Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Feb 8, 2017
Cadet Orientation Rides

Cadet Orientation Ride Sign Up

So you want to go flying? GREAT! This is the place to sign up for your Cadet Orientation Rides.

Go to: http://www.capblacksheep.org/orides 

There are two parts to signing up. They both must be completed in order for the O-Ride to take place.
  1. Complete the Cadet O-Ride Questionnaire (top). Only do this once. If you've already filled it
    out, you don't need to do it again.
  2. Find an open slot and complete the sign up in Sign-Up Genius (bottom)
Before signing up, please ensure you:
  1. Have your parents permission
  2. Have a CAP Uniform
  3. Are Safety Current
  4. View the Aircraft Ground Handling Video and pass the associated quiz
  5. Have checked with your Squadron Coordinator
  6. Review CAPP 52-7 prior to your flight
Like us on Facebook to get notified when new flights become available and to contact us with
questions or requests!

 
HCS Announcements - Monday, February 6, 2017

Feb 6, 2017
HCS Announcements

 

·         Challenger Center – Saturday, March 11, 2017

o   Sign up and details via https://goo.gl/forms/BZVIP2e1F47KaAcw2

·         ES Warrior Weekend – April 7th – April 9th, 2017

·         UDF Class – Feb 25th, 2017

o   Tac Air Office, 7355 South Peoria, Englewood, Suite 204 

o   8:30am Start time

·         Squadron Leadership School – March 17th & 18th

o   Senior Members

·         Squadron Dues are $20.00

o   Give money to 2d Lt Clements by Feb 27, 2017

·         Cadet Competition

o   Do we have any cadets that want to participate?

·         CESSnA Staff Selection Activity – For those applying for 2017 COWG Encampment

o   SAVE THE DATE – April 1, 2017 (ONLY DATE FOR STAFF SELECTION)

·         Wing Conference in Grand Junction, Sun April 28th – April 30th

·         Cadet Advisory Council – Next meeting is Sat, Feb 11, 2017

o   Anyone interested in attending meeting may attend. If you are
interested in becoming a backup CAC Representative please let a
Senior Member know.

·         Scholarships – Deadline for submitting Scholarship information for Encampment,
          NCSA’s, or other activities is Feb. 10, 2017.

o   Application must be RECEIVED by Feb 10, 2017, not mailed by.

o   Do not wait till the last minute, you need the squadron commander’s
signature and you need to write a letter.

 

 
HCS Participates in SAREX - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Jan 31, 2017
HCS Participates in Group 1 SAREX

For cadets and senior members to participate in a SAREX (Search and Rescue Exercise), they must complete
various tasks, take tests, and show they are knowledgeable to be qualified to perform the function they would
like to participate in during the SAREX or other exercises. 

 
HCS Announcements - Monday, January 30, 2017

Jan. 30, 2017

HCS Meeting Announcements

 

·         Squadron Dues are $20.00

o   Give money to 2d Lt Clements by Feb 27, 2017

·         Cadet Competition

o   Do we have any cadets that want to participate?

§  No more than 6 Cadets

§  Must have Curry Award

§  Colorado Wing Competition, Sat, March 25, 2017

§  Rocky Mountain Region Cadet Competition – Date TBD / April 2017

§  National Competition, June 30th – July 3rd, 2017 in Dayton, OH

o   What is Cadet Competition?

§  Allows cadets to showcase the full range of challenges in cadet life experienced at the
squadron level. 16 teams compete for the USAF Chief of Staff Outstanding Team
Championship Trophy.

·         There are Team events in Color guard, Team leadership, and written
exam, Aerospace Exam, Uniform Inspection, and Sportsmanship

·         Individual and small group electives in Leadership, Aerospace,
Fitness, Character.

·         CESSnA Staff Selection Activity – For those applying for 2017 COWG Encampment

o   SAVE THE DATE – April 1, 2017 (ONLY DATE FOR STAFF SELECTION)

o   Email was sent out tonight, Jan 30th from cadets@Coloradowingcap.org,  2017 COWG
Encampment CESSnA Cadet Staff Selection Activity Registration is NOW OPEN!

·         Wing Conference in Grand Junction, Fri, April 28th – April 30th

o   At the Double Tree by Hilton Grand Junction

o   See email sent on Jan 8, 2017 from announcements@Coloradowingcap.org for more
details or talk to a senior member.

·         Cadet Advisory Council – Next meeting is Sat, Feb 11, 2017

o   Anyone interested in attending meeting may attend. If you are interested in becoming a backup
 CAC Representative please let a Senior Member know.

§  The Cadet Advisory Council recommends solutions and identifies opportunities to improve
 the Cadet Program. Including suggesting activities for the wing, how to improve recruiting
and attendance, and learn what other squadrons are doing. 

·         Scholarships – Deadline for submitting Scholarship information for Encampment, NCSA’s, or other activities
           is Feb. 10, 2017.

o   Application must be RECEIVED by Feb 10, 2017, not mailed by.

o   Do not wait till the last minute, you need the squadron commander’s signature and you need to
write a letter.

 
Squadron Dues - Sunday, January 29, 2017

Jan 29, 2017
Squadron Dues

Squadron Dues - $20.00
Give to 2d Lt Clements by Feb 27, 2017
Checks can be made to Civil Air Patrol

 
HCS Receives Charter - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Jan 17, 2017

HCS Receives Charter and New Squadron Patch

 
Indoor Rock Climbing FB Photos - Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Jan 8, 2017
Indoor Rock Climbing FB Photos

 
Other Encampments - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Jan 10, 2017

Encampments in other states

To all those who may be interested in attending an encampment in another state either 1st time or as staff.
I've provided a link to a list of other states encampments as well as the link to the Wyoming Encampment. 

  • If you intend on attending another states encampment you need to begin the process early as the application
    request must be approved by Wing and possibly region as well, and this can take some time. 
    • Encampment is a pre-requisite to promote to officer or to attend NCSA's and most region or national activities. 
  • If you would like to apply as staff, you would need to research that states encampment requirements and
    find out when their application process is. Some states may have already started their process. 
  • Spring / Summer 2017 Encampments
    This link will take you to a list of other states and over sea's encampments. This is not a full list at this time, but
    will likely be updated as states confirm their encampment dates.
  • Wyoming Encampment
    Wyoming has not yet updated their site with 2017 information, however the dates for each encampment are
    generally about the same every year. 
  • Kansas Encampment - Winter
    Kansas has a winter encampment that just passed, so their information will not be updated for awhile. But if you
    can't go this summer or would prefer to go over winter break. Watch for their information. A lot of Colorado cadets
    go to the Kansas Winter Encampment. Generally this encampment starts on or the day after Christmas and ends a
    few days after New Years. 

If you have any questions or need help please feel free to speak to a senior member.

 
2017 Encampment Cadet Command Information - Saturday, January 7, 2017

Jan 7, 2017
2017 Encampment Cadet Command Staff Application Information


COWG Cadets:

The selection process for the 2017 Encampment Cadet Command Staff and other key positions is now open.
 Use the link, below, to access the selection process instruction document. Parts, but not all, of the instructions
 are included in this email.

Link to Complete Instruction Document: 2017 Encampment Cadet Command Application Information

Command Staff interviews for the positions of Cadet Commander, Cadet Deputy Commander, Cadet Executive,
and Group First Sergeant are tentatively scheduled for 21 January 2017. Times and location will be announced
later. In addition, selections for some other staff positions may be made during this process. Those who interview
 and are not selected for the Command positions may be offered other positions to include Cadet Safety Officer,
Cadet Standardization/Evaluation Officer, and possibly Cadet Squadron Commander.

The selection process for the remaining cadet staff position will likely be held in early April 2017. 
Look for future email announcements.

For the 2017 Encampment, the Commandant of Cadets will be Lt Col Mike McNeely. Lt Col McNeely has responsibility
 for Cadet Staff Selection.

Use the link above for complete instructions to apply for these positions.

1. Applications for the position of Cadet Commander/Cadet Command Staff – 2017 CO Wing Encampment
are now being accepted. Applications are being accepted for the positions of: Cadet Commander, Cadet Deputy
Commander, Cadet Executive Officer, and cadet Group First Sergeant. This memorandum details the minimum
personal qualifications for applicants, application procedures, and deadlines. READ THIS ENTIRE EMAIL CAREFULLY.

2. Minimum Qualifications: applicants will be members of the Colorado Wing. Applicants will possess the
Amelia Earhart Award and the grade of Cadet Captain or higher at the time of application for the cadet officer command
 staff, and the minimum grade of Cadet Senior Master Sergeant for the Cadet Group First Sergeant position. The
Cadet Group First Sergeant applicants must have the ability and willingness to promote to Cadet Chief Master Sergeant
 prior to encampment and to maintain that grade until the end of encampment. Applicants must be Cadets of Good
Standing at their assigned unit and will be able to obtain the documented endorsement of their Squadron Commander.

 
Colorado CAP Foundation - Saturday, January 7, 2017
Jan 7, 2017
Colorado CAP Foundation - Scholarships and Grants


Although COWG encampment and NCSAs are still over five months away it is not too early to explore opportunities
for financial assistance to help with encampment fees and fees for other activities.

The Colorado CAP Foundation makes financial assistance funds available in the way  of Grants/Scholarships. However,
 you need to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for Colorado CAP Foundation Grants/Scholarships is 10 February.
 The application must be received by the foundation before that date. Not only do you need to prepare the application
but also must have the application approved/signed by your unit commander before you can submit it.

Do not pass up this opportunity if you think you will be attending encampment and need financial assistance. Encampment
fees this year are expected to be approximately $225.00. Act now! Below, you will find a link to the CAP Foundation
Individual Grant Application and instruction letter:

Colorado CAP Foundation 2017 Individual Grant Form

 

*NOTE: Encampment is required to promote to an Officer or to attend any NCSAs.


If you have any questions please feel free to talk to a Senior Member regarding this process.


 
Webpage Under Construction - Friday, January 6, 2017

Webpage is currently a work in progress

Welcome to Highlander Composite Squadron's new Webpage. This webpage is currently a work in process. 

 
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