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11/28/20 Lake Hood Update

November 28, 2020



Hello Cadets, Parents & Senior Members of Lake Hood Squadron,

See below for updates on...

  • Encampment Cadre & Students
  • Upcoming Meetings--back to
  • Wreaths Across America
  • Cadet of the Month Competition
  • Virtual Reality Cadet Conference Feb 12-15, 2021
  • Gift ideas for cadets
  • Wing-Level Annual Awards (VFW, AFSA, AFA, etc)

Encampment Cadre: If you were selected as Encampment Cadre for 2020, remember to respond to C/Lt Col Ryan Porter's 11/23/20 email BY NOON SUNDAY, 11/29/20 (tomorrow!) to let him know if you would still like to be cadre.  If by June 10-20, 2021 your rank will be too high for your assigned position, you may opt for a different position.  Details forthcoming.  ALL CADETS WHO HAVE NOT ATTENDED ENCAMPMENT: please plan to attend June 13-20, 2021. I'm on the planning committee, so I'll keep all of you updated!!


Upcoming Meetings (NOTICE: We're back on

  • Sundays 7:30pm: Cadet Leadership Planning Meetings
  • Tue 12/1/20 6:30pm: CAP Birthday Celebration/Talent Show/Virtual Combat Dining In.  Email C/Chief Dupras at to let him know what 2-3-minute talent or fun CAP-related video you'd like to share.
  • Tue 12/8/20 6:30pm: Aerospace Ed meeting.  Meet former Blue Angels pilot Col Dwight Neeley, USMC (ret.)
  • Thur 12/10/20 7-8pm: Senior Member Meeting
  • Tue 12/15/20 6:30pm: Weekly Meeting
  • Tue 12/22/20 6:30pm: May have options for promotion work or meeting with a Hawaii squadron
  • Tue 12/29/20 6:30pm: May have options for promotion work or meeting with a Hawaii squadron
  • Tue 1/5/21 6:30pm New Year Meeting
  • Tue 1/12/21 6:30pm Aerospace Ed: Meet Astronaut Capt Wendy Lawrence, USN (ret.) Cher her out:

Wreaths Across America: 

Please sponsor wreaths and ask friends, family & neighbor to sponsor wreaths at $15 each to REMEMBER...HONOR...and TEACH.  In January, cadets set a goal of getting 1000 wreaths sponsored by 12/15/20.  955 to go!

Details available here:

For other fundraising, remember to link your Fred Meyer card to "Civil Air Patrol - Lake Hood Cadet Squadron" (Code QP160)


Cadet of the Month: Starting Nov 24 (every 4th Tuesday), track your CAP-related activities! See how to earn points, track your own points, and see how everyone else is doing on this google doc (have to be signed in with CAP Google account):


Virtual Reality Cadet Conference Feb 12-15, 2021: Registration is now open! California Wing has invited us to participate in their Virtual Reality Cadet Conference.  Check it out!     Cost is $75 and you must upload a CAPF 60-80 (permission slip


Gift ideas for cadets: Not sure what to get your favorite cadet for his or her birthday, Christmas, or other gift-giving occasion? Not sure what to ask for for yourself? Perhaps the items on these Amazon wish lists will help.  Be sure to change the address to your own address.  Otherwise you may get these for me by accident!  Also feel free to suggest additional items for these lists.  You don't have to order them from amazon.  These are just ideas.

When buying items on Vanguard remember (1) look on their facebook page for a discount code and (2) $35 or more gets you free shipping.



Wing-Level Awards:

Starting Oct 1 of each year, cadets become eligible for multiple Squadron- and Wing-level awards such as VFW Officer, VFW NCO, AFSA NCO, AFSA Aerospace Ed, AFA Cadet of the Year, Achievement Awards, and Wing Commander's Commendations. If you (cadets) print the template in the website below and make notes on your accomplishments throughout the year, it is easier for leadership to nominate your for one of these awards.  Nominations are due in August of every year. We will announce 2020 Lake Hood awards at our 1/26/21 CD/Promotion/Awards meeting

See example awards recommendations under "Cadet Templates" here:



*This & most Lake Hood Update messages posted on under the News tab for easy future reference


1st Lt Karen Padgett, CAP

Lake Hood Squadron Commander

(C) 907.350.8533

Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary


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