Hawaii Wing This Week
October 5, 2020
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From the Desk of the Commander
“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”
~ Colin Powell

Aloha, Hawaii Wing Ohana,

Many of you have been discussing the selectee for next Pacific Region Commander, Colonel (sel) George Ishikata from California. I have had the pleasure of exchanging with him on several occasions and am pleased to present you with an introduction today. In speaking with his colleagues, I learned Col (sel) Ishikata has a reputation for being a great mentor and talented unifier. His forty three years of Civil Air Patrol volunteer service began as a Cadet. After Commanding the San Francisco Cadet Squadron for five years, he went on to serve in Region and National Staff positions which led him to opportunities for collaborating on National Cadet Special Activities such as Cadet Officer School and the International Air Cadet Exchange. 

In his day job, Col (sel) Ishikata has been Senior Instructor for the Junior ROTC program motivating, coaching, and mentoring high school students since 2016. His thirty year military career includes serving as Division Chief for an Interagency IntelligenceTask Force and Director of Multinational Tactical Division -Joint Intelligence Branch where he led large diverse groups from the Middle East. He successfully established programs and procedures, coordinated transition, and integrated regional detachments for intelligence operational efforts. Col (sel) Ishikata also serves on several Boards and Commissions including Board of Directors, Awards Committee Chair, and Former Treasurer of the Japanese American Veteran's Association. 

Change of Command is scheduled for 14 November during the California Wing Conference. I encourage Cadets as well as Senior Members to attend, learn, and grow from this virtual event. Thank you for your continued support. We will invite Col (sel) Ishikata for a visit after he takes command so he can address you directly. Until then, please take the opportunity to send a little Aloha his way. Remember, we are all in this together - you get to define your success in CAP - your leadership is here to help.

Col Chantal Lonergan
Hawaii Wing Commander

“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” ~ Colin Powell
October 6th
Awards Review
1915-1930 (7:15-7:30pm), plus Q&A time

Our members contribute much to make Hawaii Wing successful, and it's important to recognize those efforts, hard work, and dedication. Some individuals distinguish themselves exceptionally in their service to our community, state, and nation. Cadets and senior members alike are invited to join Col Chantal Lonergan, Hawaii Wing Commander, this Tuesday evening to review how we can all ensure that our extraordinary members receive the recognition they deserve.

Note: Please allow our limited staff to serve all attendees better by ensuring you are registered by 5pm on the day of the meeting.
October Weekly Meeting Schedule
October 6: Awards Review
October 13: Safety Education
October 20: Operations/Emergency Services Brief
October 27: Cadet Programs Brief

Wednesday Monthly Meetings
Wednesday, Oct. 21: Embracing Diversity
Wednesday, Oct. 28: Recruiting and Retention
All members and cadet parents are highly encouraged to review the following documents related to Hawaii Wing's plans for remobilization. These documents address our return to various CAP activities. Click on the images below to read the documents, or check out our HIWG News page.
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has many resources to help you secure your internet-connected devices. Each week in October, we'll feature one such resource here. Click on the image below to learn how to #BeCybersmart about the Internet of Things. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more!
Ending Soon!
CAP-Cisco Learn-A-Thon
Check out the CAP-Cisco Learn-A-Thon Leaderboard: http://www.netacadlearnathon.com/projects/civilairpatrol-2020/

The competition ends on Oct. 9th.

For more information, and to register, visit our wing website:
More on the Cisco Networking Academy Partnership: http://bit.ly/CAP_Cisco
If you have any questions or registration issues, please reach out to me directly so I may assist.

Lt Col Brett Dolnick
Youth Aviation Initiative
Applications Opened October 1st
Applications are now open. Deadline: 31 December 2020 at 12:00 noon Central Time

Governing pamphlet for Cadet Wings: CAPP 60-43

YouTube video on Cadet Take Off Program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8t0eDX_w50

HIWG Liaison to NHQ's Youth Aviation Initiative: Lt Col Wayne Denesik, wdenesik@cap.gov
Pacific Region Cadet Leadership School
Cadet Staff Applications
The Pacific Region Cadet Leadership School is looking for experienced cadet staff members. The details of the activity are as follows:

Pacific Region Cadet Leadership School 2020
December 26-31, 2020
Application Deadline: October 31, 2020

PRCLS 2020 is now accepting applications for the following cadet staff positions:

Cadet Curriculum and Plans Officer (C/Capt or above [limited exceptions], RCLS/COS credit required) - Organize and plan the curriculum used during the activity, coordinate and assign class instructors, create and administer the Google Classroom, assist in grading cadet assignments, and manage activity public affairs.

Cadet Curriculum Assistant (C/MSgt or above, RCLS/COS credit preferred) - Assist the Cadet Curriculum and Plans Officer and other members of cadet staff to perform needed tasks before and during the activity, to include tracking cadet attendance, administering the Google Classroom, and assisting with public affairs. 

Cadet Seminar Leader (C/Capt or above [limited exceptions], RCLS/COS credit required) - Work with a Senior Member Seminar Leader to lead a group of 5-10 students through the activity, grade cadet assignments, answer questions, and instruct classes.

Application deadline for all positions is October 31 at 2359. Applicants after this date will be considered with lower priority until all positions are filled.

To apply, fill out the PRCLS 2020 Cadet Staff Registration Form and send a cover letter and resume to:

We are also looking for interested senior members to serve as Seminar Leaders. Cadet Program Technician Specialty Track or above is preferred. If interested, send an email to Capt Lam.  

If you have any questions, please contact C/Maj Bradley Gorham (bradley.gorham@wawg.cap.gov) and Capt Zachary Lam (zachary.lam@wawg.cap.gov).
Thank a Veteran
Partner with the Oahu Veterans Center
The Oahu Veterans Center is hosting a Virtual Veterans Day Ceremony and would like to give our members the opportunity to contribute. Please record a short video message (10-15 seconds max) thanking our veterans for their service. This is a great way for Hawaii Wing to express our appreciation for our veterans this year!

In your video, ensure that you identify yourself and are appropriately dressed, whether in CAP uniform or not.

Send the video to HIWG D/PA, Capt Jen Herrington, at jherrington@cap.gov with subject line: Oahu Veterans Center Video.

You must also include a completed and signed copy of the following release:
Nevada Wing Conference
October 30-31
All Pacific Region members - cadets and senior members - are invited to Nevada Wing's Virtual Conference.

Cost: FREE.

Registration is open now, and the final conference agenda will be posted soon.

From Col Debra Pierce, Nevada Wing Commander:

Some of the topics: How can Aerospace Education (AE) improve your special event? How do you do the paperwork for AE? Would you like to know about the brand spankin’ new Education and Training Program which replaced the Professional Development Program? Interested in sUAS stuff? sUAS testing and training is one of the sessions! Want to know what to do with your squadron’s stuff? Logistics and ORMS is also one of the sessions. Want to recruit new members and need some ideas as to how in this crazy world of ours these days? Then you might want to attend “How to Run an Open House in a Virtual World”. There will be sessions about the NEW communications gear, where we’re going with that. On Friday, there’s Public Affairs Officer (PAO) Academy – want to know how better to put the word out about what great things you’re doing at your squadron? This would be a good one for your PAO, or you commanders!   
Cadets, there’s stuff for you too, even though you could certainly attend ANY of the sessions you might be interested in. How about finding out why cadets should learn to fly – from a Cadet! Want to know how/why the Cadet Advisory Council and how YOUR voice can be heard? Our Wing Historian is going to do a presentation about the big search for Steve Fossett a few years ago – the largest SAR mission CAP has ever done, I believe. I think that will be interesting. And there will be a presentation about the Henderson Squadron Balloon Project, where they’re trying to break the world record for balloon height!
Pilots – Mountain Fury Clinic will be on Friday. ES people - How do we do Emergency Services in this virtual world? (yes, it’s a session) How do we best work with our Government partners, which we all want to do in order to serve our communities? And - squadrons want to do cool stuff, but how do you raise the money to pay for it? Maybe you’d want to attend the session on FUNdraisers.

Register today!
VFW Scholarship Application Open
Deadline: October 31st
If you're a high school cadet interested in a $30,000 scholarship or a middle-school cadet who could use an extra $5000, you should check out these opportunities.

High School Application: https://bit.ly/VFWHS30K
Middle School Application: https://bit.ly/VFW5KMS

Wreaths Across America
December 19th
Wreaths Across America (WAA) is a great way to honor our fallen veterans. Each December, individuals and organizations participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at veterans cemeteries across the nation to fulfill the WAA mission:

our fallen U.S. veterans.
those who serve.
your children the value of freedom.

Civil Air Patrol has a longstanding partnership with WAA. Read more about that here: https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/fieldfr/wreaths

Kona Composite Squadron will be marking its 10th year of involvement with Wreaths Across America this year at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery, and various squadrons on Oahu have participated in the ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) over the years. The wreath-laying act is a reverent gesture that powerfully impresses upon each participant a sense of gratitude for our fallen veterans.

An added benefit for our squadrons is the option to raise funds through the sales of wreaths for the ceremonies. Various fund-raising structures are offered by WAA, and sales can be accomplished in a number of ways. The Hawaii County Council recently approved the donation of $7000 to Kona Composite Squadron to purchase wreaths this year. Of that contribution, the squadron will receive over $2300, and they will have almost 500 wreaths for the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. See more about WAA fundraising here: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/fundraising

If your squadron isn't signed up to participate this year, check out the WAA website to learn more. If you are signed up to participate, be sure to get in touch with your cemetery's WAA location coordinator via your sponsorship group website dashboard for updates on this year's ceremonies.
Redbird TD Simulator Training
Eligible cadets are invited to participate in the Wing's Redbird TD flight simulator training program. Please carefully review rules and requirements on our website prior to signing up. You must have completed Ground School, are in flight training, and have booked the session with two senior members, one of which must be a CFI. See our webpage for more details.
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