28 Jun 15, From the Commanders Desk

From the Commander’s desk, Wow, spirit squadron! This last month you all have done one outstanding job. There is so much we have done I am only going to touch the highlights. We did the Wine festival and made $7,950.00. Our color guard perform three events. To include the Wing and Region Change of Command. Our squadron deployed to a FTX at Santa Rosa Lake (OverNight). We also conducted a REDCAP mission. Our Ground Team searched for a subject in Toas NM. We ended up rescuing a lost hiker(AWESOME!). We had 5 new members join our squadron. We also have three more members in the process. We had rockets at the balloon park (Great Time having Fun!). We had members participate or lead courses and classes. These courses and classes include, Unit Commanders Course, TF-1 Public Affairs Training, K-9 training and repelling, Ground Team Training, and Communication Training. Our Squadron takes the lead on Thursday nights and established a wing net. (Holy Toledo that a lot of stuff) Saturday (June 27 )the Wing and Region conducted their change of command. Awesome to see so many spirit members present. Prior to the COC we had members receive awards from region and wing. SWR Cadet NCO of the Year 2014, C/Msgt Bailey Little. (C/2LT Little) Also Cadet Bailey Little has been awarded 2015 Air Force Sergeant’s Association Cadet NCO of the Year Award (WOW!!!!!!!!!) SWR Drug Demand Reduction Member of the Year 2014 CAPT Karen Barela. (Awesome!) We also had our more of our senior members at wing level also be awarded and recognized. LtCol Jay Tourtel Wing Asst Public Affairs officer MAJ Michael Eckert Wing ES Training Officer MAJ Charles Mathews Wing Transportation Officer MAJ Dale Perry Wing Asst Finance Officer C/Capt Ryan Eckert Achievement Award BIG KUDOS to our squadron members. When you see them help me recognize them for their hard work and effort. As we grow, we are changing memberspositions. You will be seeing a lot of different faces in new positions. A new org chart for seniors will be coming out soon. We have a lot of great events coming in the near future. ES training, another AE Event for lunch time and much much more. Cadets, I challenge you to step it up and get promoted. I want quality cadets! I know each of you have what it takes. The Bar is set high! CAN YOU DO IT! Parents, WE NEED YOU!!!!!!! We are always in need of Cadets Sponsor Members. Help a little, so we can go far and continue the outstanding service we provide. I don’t want to cut back because we are burning out the few. Help us share this load. You might see why we have so much fun and make a difference. You can make that difference too! Lastly, International Air Cadet Exchange is still in need of host families. We have cadets from Belgium and the UK. Last year was a great experience for the host family and cadet. This year it will be July 27-30. Please know if you are interested. I will have more details to give you. Thanks again to all of you!!! Without your dedication to excellence we would not be the best. All other squadron look at us as the example of what right looks likes. That it from the Commanders desk. See you all at our next meeting July 9. Maj Lloyd Voights, CAP Spirit Squadron Commander NM-083 (C) 505-503-0463 Voightsl@hotmail.com U.S. Air Force Auxiliary GoCivilAirPatrol.com http://abqspirit.com/