Open House April 5, 2016


Viewing TablesProspective members visit various tables.

At the beginning of the night we prepared many different tables explaining different opportunities in Civil Air Patrol. At 7:00 pm we started the Open House and different groups were able to look at all the different tables. We had an Emergency Services table, Encampment table, Honor Guard table, Aerospace Education table, and a North Carolina Wing table. We also had a blind obstacle course in which someone would lead you through the course without bumping into anything. Each group was able to get a tour of the Cessna airplane. Once every group went to each place, final announcements were given. After this, First Sergeant Maxfield dismissed us and the meeting was over. —C/TSgt Steinbruegge

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C/CMSgt Sandford instructs Alpha Flight in drill during drill time.

At the beginning of the night we had inspection and after that we drilled. Once we were finished, C/Capt Rezin made up a safety Jeopardy for tonight’s safety. After safety, Major North led some UDF (Urban Direction Finding) training for anybody interested in ground team. In the ground team training we learned about EPIRB’s (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), ELT’s (Emergency Locator Transmitter), and PLB’s (Personal Locator Beacon), which are used for sending distress signals. We learned that the L­PER (Portable Direction Finder) is used for finding distress signals. After that we cleaned the building and had announcements. First Sergeant Maxfield dismissed us all, and the night was over. —C/TSgt Steinbruegge

Open House on April 5, 2016


The Burlington Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol located at 3520 Alamance Rd, Burlington, NC 27215 will be holding an open house on April 5, 2016 from 7 PM to 9 PM for anyone in the community who are interested to come and visit with us. Civil Air Patrol is the United States Air Force’s official civilian auxiliary tasked with three main missions: Emergency Services, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs.

We conduct 90% of inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center in cooperation with local emergency management agencies and assist with disaster relief operations. We help educate the community about the importance of air power and aviation for other purposes. We also run a cadet program for community members aged 12–21 teaching them character development, leadership skills, Air Force history and customs, and help make them positive members of the community.

Civil Air Patrol was founded on December 1, 1941 and is celebrating its 75th year of service in 2016. Additional information can be found at our national website gocivilairpatrol.com, squadron website doubledeuces.org, or squadron Facebook page at facebook.com/BurlingtonCAP.

For additional information, contact Major Henderson at khenderson@ncwgcap.org or (336) 269-2694.

 

Meeting Summary for 2016 0119

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Overview

This past Tuesday was very busy. Our cadet executive staff changed over and announced our new line and support staff, we had a parent meeting, cadet promotions, Wingman class taught by 2d Lt Oakes, and we had a class on proper radio usage taught by 2d Lt Steel.

 

Change of Command

Our Change of Command ceremony saw C/Capt Bishop step down as the Burlington Composite Squadron Cadet Commander and C/Capt Rezin step up as our new cadet commander. Our former cadet executive staff consisted of C/Capt Bishop as cadet commander, C/Capt Rezin as cadet deputy commander, C/1st Lt Vermillion as cadet executive officer, and C/MSgt Holmes as first sergeant. Our new cadet executive staff consists of C/Capt Rezin as cadet commander, C/Capt Maxfield as cadet deputy commander, C/2d Lt North as cadet executive officer, and C/CMSgt Maxfield as first sergeant.

 

Our new line and support staff are as follows:

Alfa Flight CC = C/CMSgt Sandford

Alfa Flight Sgt = C/MSgt Barber

Bravo Flight CC = C/2d Lt Simpson

Bravo Flight Sgt = C/MSgt North

Admin NCOIC = C/MSgt Vermillion

Admin Assistant = C/SSgt Holmes

Aerospace NCO = C/SSgt Church

Emergency Services Officer = C/Capt Bishop

Leadership NCO = C/CMSgt Brooks

Logistics NCOIC = C/MSgt Matherly

Public Affairs and IT OIC = C/1st Lt Vermillion

Public Affairs Assistant = C/SSgt Steinbruegge

Recruiting and Retention NCOIC = C/SSgt Reynolds

Recruiting and Retention Assistant = C/SSgt McBride

Safety Officer = C/1st Lt Bailey

 

Parent Meeting

Our parent meeting covered important information for parents. Specifically, 1st Lt Maxfield discussed our implementation of the Wingman program, informed parents of important dates and events, and reminded them that both she and our squadron commander, Maj Henderson are always available to answer any questions they may have.

 

Promotions

Cadet Technical Sergeants North and Vermillion both received their Lindberg achievements and promoted to C/MSgt.

 

Presentations

2d Lt Oakes presented a video on the Pardo Push and talked about the Wingman Program, how integrity is more than simply doing what is right when no one is looking and extremely important, and how it is important to look out for the safety of our fellow cadets. 2d Lt Steele gave a presentation on ICUT covering the first two videos with an introduction to the CAP radio system, why we have radio systems, and why those radio systems are important.

 

Pictures and the change of command video can be found at our Facebook page.

Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson Talks to Local Teenagers about Character


Cadets Individually Greeting Sheriff Johnson After Presentation

11/19/2015 — This past Tuesday Sheriff Terry Johnson visited the Burlington Composite Squadron to talk to local teens about what character is, why character is important, and how to build character. Sheriff Johnson started with a discussion of his early life, building up through his middle life, on to his becoming county sheriff, and then to the present moment.

Sheriff Johnson grew up in a working class environment in Alamance County with two parents who were factory workers, loved him, and taught him the importance of discipline, moral judgment, and hard work from a young age. As he grew up he discovered that while he wasn’t the smartest student in his school, his coach had instilled a certain fiery tenacity in him that made him an excellent player on the football field. He was so good that he got a football scholarship to East Carolina University.

After finishing his studies at ECU, Sheriff Johnson put his determination and persistence to succeed to good use getting his first job in law enforcement as a deputy for the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office. After a year with Pitt County, he moved on to become a State Bureau of Investigation Agent. Around the time he retired from the SBI, he discovered that the Alamance County Police Department was in shambles with officers being issued uniforms that had seen better days and having to buy their own equipment. It was so bad that he decided he had to do something about it. So he ran for Sheriff and made quick and effective changes to the department starting with new uniforms, letting low quality people go and replacing them with better personnel, instituting new paint schemes for patrol cars, and issuing deputies their equipment. The uniform change was so good that in 2002, their uniform was voted #1 in the nation showing just how much change he made.

While talking about his story, Sheriff Johnson frequently pointed out that his character was what made the difference in his life. He talked about how most of the kids he grew up with were either dead or in jail and how it was his character that made him successful. He had a desire to succeed, learning the importance of hard work, discipline, and a drive to get the job done. He strongly encouraged everyone present to pursue their dreams with tenacity and character to be successful in life.

Welcome!


Welcome to Burlington, NC! This is the home of the Double Deuces, the Burlington Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. We proudly serve the nation, the state of North Carolina, and local communities in the areas of Search and Rescue, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs.

Our senior member roster is growing strong. Training in Emergency Services, Communications, and other specialties gives our members choice and opportunity.

Our cadet program is on the move. Our cadets range in age from 12 to 20. Our squadron has seen cadets move on to the military and to rewarding civilian careers.

For more information about joining the Civil Air Patrol, see our Join Us page for more information. For general information about the squadron, see the About Us page. For more information about the Civil Air Patrol or the North Carolina Wing, see our Links page. Thanks for visiting!

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Meeting Summary for 2016 0119

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Overview

This past Tuesday was very busy. Our cadet executive staff changed over and announced our new line and support staff, we had a parent meeting, cadet promotions, Wingman class taught by 2d Lt Oakes, and we had a class on proper radio usage taught by 2d Lt Steel.

 

Change of Command

Our Change of Command ceremony saw C/Capt Bishop step down as the Burlington Composite Squadron Cadet Commander and C/Capt Rezin step up as our new cadet commander. Our former cadet executive staff consisted of C/Capt Bishop as cadet commander, C/Capt Rezin as cadet deputy commander, C/1st Lt Vermillion as cadet executive officer, and C/MSgt Holmes as first sergeant. Our new cadet executive staff consists of C/Capt Rezin as cadet commander, C/Capt Maxfield as cadet deputy commander, C/2d Lt North as cadet executive officer, and C/CMSgt Maxfield as first sergeant.

 

Our new line and support staff are as follows:

Alfa Flight CC = C/CMSgt Sandford

Alfa Flight Sgt = C/MSgt Barber

Bravo Flight CC = C/2d Lt Simpson

Bravo Flight Sgt = C/MSgt North

Admin NCOIC = C/MSgt Vermillion

Admin Assistant = C/SSgt Holmes

Aerospace NCO = C/SSgt Church

Emergency Services Officer = C/Capt Bishop

Leadership NCO = C/CMSgt Brooks

Logistics NCOIC = C/MSgt Matherly

Public Affairs and IT OIC = C/1st Lt Vermillion

Public Affairs Assistant = C/SSgt Steinbruegge

Recruiting and Retention NCOIC = C/SSgt Reynolds

Recruiting and Retention Assistant = C/SSgt McBride

Safety Officer = C/1st Lt Bailey

 

Parent Meeting

Our parent meeting covered important information for parents. Specifically, 1st Lt Maxfield discussed our implementation of the Wingman program, informed parents of important dates and events, and reminded them that both she and our squadron commander, Maj Henderson are always available to answer any questions they may have.

 

Promotions

Cadet Technical Sergeants North and Vermillion both received their Lindberg achievements and promoted to C/MSgt.

 

Presentations

2d Lt Oakes presented a video on the Pardo Push and talked about the Wingman Program, how integrity is more than simply doing what is right when no one is looking and extremely important, and how it is important to look out for the safety of our fellow cadets. 2d Lt Steele gave a presentation on ICUT covering the first two videos with an introduction to the CAP radio system, why we have radio systems, and why those radio systems are important.

 

Pictures and the change of command video can be found at our Facebook page.

NCWG Ranger Training Weekend 2014

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Burlington Cadets recently participated in the 2014 NCWG Ranger Training Weekend at Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina, from October 31st through November 2nd. Cadets began training Friday night after check in at mission base. Cadets learned Search Techniques, Ranger Survival, Land Navigation on the weekend. Basic, Advanced, and Independent Study courses were offered to students. A special thanks to our Students for coming out and making this weekend possible! 

 

 

Burlington Cadet Receives Spaatz Award

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Cadet Colonel Bailey with General Williams

Over the month of August, Burlington Composite Squadron had a handful of promotions, including the Spaatz Award being awarded to Cadet Colonel Rachael Bailey. Her award was presented by Brigadier General Williams, a long time friend of their family. Cadet Bailey joined CAP in March 2010, and since then has has served in many staff positions on Encampment Staff, has been heavily involved in Emergency Services, receiving her Emergency Medical Technician Basic, and is currently serving as the Cadet Commander of Burlington Composite Squadron. Rachael first heard about CAP through her local Home-school band, where a large majority of the group were CAP members. She later came to a weekly meeting at our Squadron and observed how Civil Air Patrol Cadets were better organized, motivated, and disciplined than the typical teen. Cadet Colonel Bailey with General Williams She joined the squadron with the goals of one day wanting to achieve a higher level of professionalism, to be organized, and get into shape. Cadet Bailey said quote: "My original goals in CAP to one day be Cadet Commander, and receive the Carl A. Spaatz Award. Some of my short term goals included getting to Ground Team Member Level 3, Cadet Staff Sergeant, and Logistics Officer within 1 year. I achieved those goals, and was proud of what I had done. Some of the challenges along the way included that I didn't know how to talk to people, breaking out of fear and out of my shell, and the fact that I was overweight. CAP gave me the motivation. My plans for the rest of my life include above all helping people, and to go to Physician Assistant School. I started out just as everyone else. CAP helped me get to where I am today, and one final note:as a cadet, study your material as you go. Not all at once." We are highly proud of the fact that we have Cadet Colonel Rachael Bailey as a member of Burlington Composite Squadron, and we wish her nothing but success in her future!

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