(Updated 27 Aug 2023)
Lake Hood Squadron occasionally opens our activities to cadets from outside units. Per CAPR 60-1 Para. 8.1.3, "cadets must obtain permission from their parent, home unit commander, and be accepted by the hosting unit." For Lake Hood, please coordinate with 2d Lt Jeremy Engeberg (email@example.com) regarding your potential attendance at Lake Hood or joint Polaris-Lake Hood meetings.
If you will be driving on Merrill Field for any CAP-related reason, please take the Municipality of Anchorage's Merrill Field Driver Training here and hand in your completed quiz to Capt Karen Padgett or 2d Lt Jeremy Engeberg: https://www.muni.org/departments/merrill_field/pages/drivertraining.aspx
On 24 March 2020, 1st Lt Karen Padgett took command of the Lake Hood Cadet Squadron. This is her Commander's Intent:
"Our focus is on our people.
The members make the missions possible.
The members of this squadron are the heart of the Alaska Wing and will continue to serve with distinction.
We seek out challenges because we are nimble, creative, resilient, and eager to learn, and because we work together.
We will grow, we will uplift, and we will inspire all those we meet."
On 23 May 2023, C/1st Lt Kai Halliburton assumed command as the Cadet Commander for the May-November 2023 term. His commander's intent is as follows:
The Polaris cadet program will grow together to meet our operational mission:
- Improve the education and training of the squadron by refining the meeting planning process to make it more efficient and effective.
- Improve communication within the squadron by correctly using the chain of command and alternate forms of communication.
- Increase cadet leadership skills and abilities by giving more opportunities to practice leading through drill and ceremonies practice and classes taught by them.
Cadet Organization through 28 Nov 2023
Cadet Commander: C/2d Lt Halliburton
- Safety Cadet: C/2d Lt Wegemer
- CAC Rep: C/2d Lt Wegemer
- CAC Alternate: C/CMSgt Brunelle
- CAC Wing Staff: C/2d Lt Krol (Chair), C/Maj Porter (Region Rep)
Deputy Commander for Support: C/CMSgt Ori
- Leadership NCE: C/MSgt Meyer
- Aerospace Ed NCO: C/CMSgt Brunelle
- Asst Aerospace Ed Cadet: TBD
- Emergency Services NCO: C/CMSgt Bennett
- Asst Emergency Services Cadet: TBD
- Supply/Logistics: C/SrA Jensen
- Public Affairs NCO: C/TSgt Johansen
- Recruiting & Retention NCO: C/SrA EngebergE
Deputy Commander for Operations: C/CMSgt Bennett
Alpha Flight Leadership: Commander: C/CMSgt Bennett, Flight Sergeant: C/CMSgt Brunelle
Bravo Flight Commander: TBD
Tango Flight Commander TBD
Alpha Flight Members
Bravo Flight Members:
Tango Flight Members:
Senior Member Organization
Squadron Commander: Capt Karen Padgett
Deputy Commander: 2d Lt Jeremy Engeberg
Deputy Commander for Cadets: Capt Nine Sanders
Deputy Commander for Senior Members: TBD
Aerospace Ed Officer: 2d Lt Joseph Moon
Asst Aerospace Ed Officer: TFO Ryan Padgett
Emergency Services (SAR) Officer:
PT Officer: SM Sheavon Brunelle
Health Services Officer: Capt/Dr Wendy "9" Sanders
Finance Officer: 2d Lt Karen Halliburton
Professional Development (Educ & Training) Officer:
Public Affairs Officer: TBD
About Alaska Wing: Alaska Wing of the Civil Air Patrol
About CAP National:
Since Civil Air Patrol’s formation during the earliest days of World War II, this vigilant organization of citizen Airmen has been committed to service to America. Founded on Dec. 1, 1941, to mobilize the nation's civilian aviation resources for national defense service, CAP has evolved into a premier public service organization that still carries out emergency service missions when needed — in the air and on the ground.
As a Total Force partner and Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol is there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. Its 60,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.
Civil Air Patrol’s missions for America are many, and today’s adults and cadets perform their duties with the same vigilance as its founding members — preserving CAP’s 75-year legacy of service while maintaining its commitment to nearly 1,500 communities nationwide.
Volunteers Serving America’s Communities, Saving Lives, and Shaping Futures.
Civil Air Patrol, America's Air Force auxiliary, building the nation's finest force of citizen volunteers serving America.
Integrity, Volunteerism, Excellence and Respect.