As of 16 Sept 2013
AE01 Aerospace Education Program Updates AE01 Presentation
Presenters: Dr Jeff Montgomery, NHQ/AE; Susan Mallett, NHQ/PYD; and Lt Col Mike McArdle, National Aerospace Education Officer
This learning lab will provide a brief explanation of AE programs, an update on all changes in existing programs and status reports on current projects. AE’s internal and external mission elements will be discussed, along with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and how these subjects and AE impact national defense. Discussions will also include AEO responsibilities and progression in the AE Specialty Track. These presentations will provide participants with a solid understanding of where AE is now and where it is going. New and experienced aerospace officers will benefit. Questions and discussions will be encouraged.
AE02 Learning More about Satellites with the Satellite Tool Kit (STK) AE02 Presentation
Presenter: Lt Col Mike McNeely
This learning lab will help attendees learn more about satellites and how we rely on them daily, as well as the critical role they play in national defense. Satellites have a direct and immediate impact on national defense, and some time will be devoted to that. There also will be discussions corresponding to career possibilities. The bulk of the lab will describe STK, a dynamic program – free to CAP units-- that teaches people about satellite operations, the space shuttle and the International Space Station. The session will include discussion of such topics as how a satellite’s orbit affects what it can do, the types of satellites and their missions and the STK program’s ability to enhance any officer or cadet AE mission. Time will also be devoted to demonstrating some of the STK scenarios on the NHQ/AE website.
AE03 CAP Model Aircraft Remote Control (MARC) Program and National Defense
Presenter: Lt Col Randy Carlson
This learning lab will bridge the gap between aero-modeling, flying radio control airplanes and careers in the DOD related to unmanned aircraft. These RC aircraft range from the simplest hand-launched UAV to the latest possible NAVY F-18 replacement aircraft called unmanned carrier launched surveillance and strike (UCLASS) aircraft. This lab will cover aviation careers, prerequisites and the training needed, as well as show the application between RC flying, the CAP MARC program and national defense. Attendees will learn how CAP units can integrate RC flying into their AE programs. Through a partnership with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), their flying clubs and CAP, units can work together to introduce the next generation of pilots to the enjoyment of remote control flying.
AE04 AFA’s CyberPatriot Cyber Security Program AE04 Presentation
Presenters: Capt Billy Blatchley, Colorado Springs Cadet Program National CyberPatriot Coach, and Susan Mallet, NHQ/PYD
CAP AEOs and DCPs can join hands and learn how to form a CyberPatriot team. At no cost to any CAP unit nationwide, the Air Force Association offers the dynamic “CyberPatriot: The High School Cyber Security Program.” Capt. Bill Batchley, the 2012 National CyberPatriot Commander’s Cup All Service championship team coach, will brief attendees on program information, including cyber expertise requirements, attracting team mentors and program implementation. Susan Mallett will give the NHQ perspective on the opportunity to participate in this important national cyber security career exploration, training, award and scholarship program offered to all CAP cadets. (Cadets will receive information during Saturday’s Cadet Day, so this session is geared toward adult leaders.)
CP01 Cadet News and Innovations CP01 Presentation
Presenters: Curt LaFond, NHQ/CP, and Col Craig Treadwell, CAP/CP
What’s new in Cadet Programs? What national-level enhancements are needed to improve the cadet experience to further national defense objectives? This lab will include discussions on a revised cadet protection policy and the new “President’s Challenge” program that could supplant our current CPFT. There will also be an update on the encampment curriculum project, as well as a proposal for replacing the SDA with writing and speaking assignments that are more practical and impart timeless learning.
CP02 Cadets and Aerospace: So Many Resources CP02 Presentation
Friday 1330 - 1415
Presenters: Curt LaFond, NHQ/CP; Col Craig Treadwell, CAP/CP, Dr. Jeff Montgomery, NHQ/AE, and Lt Col Mike McArdle, National Aerospace Education Officer
The surest way to boost cadet participation and retention is thorough exciting, hands-on weekly squadron meetings. Did you know that CAP now offers a recipe-like activity guide for robotics? Model aircraft? Satellite imagery? Cyber defense? and more? That grants are available to support cadets aerospace activities? This lab is your opportunity to learn practical, easy-to-implement ways to enliven your weekly squadron meetings in furtherance of national defense objectives.
DO01 What’s New in Operations? DO01 Presentation
Presenters: John Desmarais, NHQ/DO; Col Mike Murrell; and other National Operations Team members
CAP’s missions continue to change, especially as we take on more missions in support of the Air Force, other Department of Defense agencies, the Department of Homeland Security and their state and local counterparts. New and evolving missions will be discussed to help participants learn about potential opportunities for their wings. Recent and developing changes in regulations, mission requirements, equipment and training will also be discussed, followed by a question-and-answer period.
DO02 CAP National Operations Center DO02 Presentation
Presenter: Terry Raymond, NHQ/NOC
CAP members involved in Emergency Services, Counterdrug, Homeland Security and Defense or any operational mission will learn what is new and what is coming in WMIRS, mission processes and the National Operations Center. We will also review the past year and see the great work CAP has done for America.
DO03 WMIRS Sortie Management DO03 Presentation
Presenters: Terry Raymond, NHQ/NOC, and Capt Sue Martin
CAP members tasked with scheduling and closing multiple sorties when dealing with powered and glider orientation rides, academies/encampments and missions will be given the basics for using WMIRS to their advantage. Not only will they be able to become proficient in scheduling multiple sorties, but they will also learn the shortcuts that will allow them to close each sortie in a timely manner, eliminating some of the pitfalls encountered with defense-related missions over the years.
Presenters: Joe Piccotti, NHQ/DOV,and Lt Col Leslie Vazquez, CAP/DOV
CAP aircrews are supporting more homeland security and national defense missions requiring standardization and well-trained crews. This learning lab will focus on aircraft operations and related topics, including a look at the year in review, CAPR 60-1, CAP Flight Management, Standardization & Evaluations, check-ride trends, training and aviation safety.
DO05 Communications Update DO05 Presentation
Friday 1700 - 1815
Presenters: Malcolm Kyser, NHQ/DOK; Lt Col Chuck Bishop, CAP/DC; and the National Communications Team
The National Communications Team will provide an update on current initiatives in the Communications Program. This year’s emphasis will include the revival of HF traffic nets and formal message handling, and the critical support of the Air Force Assigned Missions.
Friday 1600 - 1645
Presenters: Lt Col Joseph R. Perea, MD, SWR-NM/SE, and Lt Col Leslie Vazquez, CAP/DOV
All CAP wings have been faced with ever-increasing costs to repair aircraft damage caused by improper ground handling, the so-called “Hanger Rash Epidemic.” This learning lab will provide training to individual CAP members, particularly aircrews and ground teams, on a new program and procedure specifically designed to reduce or eliminate preventable ground handling mishaps. A slide presentation and attention-getting “video trailer” will provide a short, step-by-step process that can and should be used prior to all aircraft ground handling. A detailed “briefing card” will be reviewed and copies made available to all attendees. This training is designed to increase awareness and bring a heightened safety mindset in order to protect CAP aircraft. Time will be allotted for demonstration and audience participation if desired.
Presenter: Col Jack Buschmann, Glider Program Officer
This learning lab will provide glider program participiants with summaries of FY ’12 operations, FY ’13 operations to date and expectations for FY ’14. Additionally, it will give those managing the programs in their wings and regions an opportunity to explore glider orientation ride instruction and academy/encampment program management, with the advantage of interacting with those who have demonstrated success.
DO09 AFRCC Search and Rescue (SAR) Issues Update DO09 Presentation
Presenters: Dan Conley, AFRCC
CAP provides a significant amount of resources and assistance to the AFRCC to fulfill its requirements for SAR missions in the continental United States. The AFRCC staff will provide an update on current and future issues.
DO10 Certification and Affiliation in Emergency Management DO10 Presentation
Presenter: Lt Col Bob Ditch, AZ WG/DOS, and IAEM CEM Commission Member
As CAP continues to expand its critical roles in national defense and homeland security, it is important that CAP professionals develop relationships and maintain credentials with recognized industry partners. This learning lab will explain the role the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) plays in the professional development of emergency services and emergency management individuals through Certification in Emergency Management credentials. A Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) has the demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively manage a comprehensive emergency management; the working knowledge of all basic tenets of emergency management, including mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery; and the experience and knowledge of interagency and community-wide participation in planning, coordination and management functions designed to improve emergency management capabilities. Many of the U.S. uniformed services, including the U.S. Air Force Emergency Management Services, recognize CEM as an essential certification for its members.
PERSONNEL AND MEMBER ACTIONS
DP01 CAP Uniforms DP01 Presentation
Presenters: Col David A. Guzman, National Uniform Committee Chairman, and Susie Parker, CAP/DP
This learning lab is designed to assist members in navigating the myriad of CAP uniform combinations available today. A review of the new uniform manual as well as specific badges and devices, general wear policy and grooming standards are just a few of the items to be discussed.
DP02 CAP Awards and Promotions DP02 Presentation
Presenters: Lt Col Stephen R. Kohler, National Personnel Officer; Lt Col Scott McCleneghan, National Awards and Promotion Team; and Susie Parker, CAP/DP
CAP awards and promotions are often the only recognition our members receive for their efforts and involvement. This learning lab will discuss eligibility criteria as well as how-to hints to get your award recommendation or promotion request approved.
DV01 Fundraising in Today's Economic Climate DV01 Presentation
Presenters: Dr James E. “Skip” Dotherow, CAP/DV, and Susan Easter, CAP/CFO
This learning lab will be a hands-on seminar on fundraising at the squadron or wing level. It will provide a brief review of CAP Regulation 173-4, followed by discussion of the various techniques and programs that lead to a successful fundraising operation. It will address accounting fundamentals necessary for a clear audit trail as well as IRS regulations governing fundraising. Emphasis will be placed on the nuts and bolts of fundraising for specific projects within the squadron and wing.
GC01 Aircraft Donations GC01 Presentation
Presenters: Rafael Robles, CAP/GC; Gary Schneider, CAP/LG; and Dr James E. “Skip” Dotherow, CAP/DV
This learning lab will discuss solicitation campaigns effective for fundraising and for obtaining donations of property. The lab will also focus on suggested fundraising programs and the requirements for donation of property in accordance with CAPR 173-4.
GV01 Government Relations and Defense Appropriations Update GV01 Presentation
Presenter: John Swain, HQ CAP/GVR
Learn the latest about CAP government relations, legislative affairs and the status of key legislation. Special briefings will be given on the Congressional Gold Medal bills and CAP’s FY 2013 appropriations requests. This lab is open to all who are interested, including commanders, government relations advisers and legislative advisers.
HI01 The CAP History Reconstruction Program HI01 Presentation
Presenter: 1st Lt Frank Blazich, National Historian
In May 2013, Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr approved a new proposal to reconstruct and revitalize the national CAP history program. In this learning lab the new program will be explained by its creator, Dr. Frank Blazich, who will outline some of the objectives and visions for the ensuing three years.
HI02 Incorporating the Historian Into Unit Operations & Programs HI02 Presentation
Presenter: 1st Lt Frank Blazich, National Historian
Unit historians are often missing from units or oftentimes left on the outskirts of discussions or operations, delegated to save “old things” for file cabinets. This learning lab will expose the hidden tools and capabilities found in CAP historians and explore the potential use of past and present CAP history in the areas of emergency services, cadet programs, aerospace education and recruiting and retention.
HS01 How to Pass Your FAA Medical Exam – Ask the AME HS01 Presentation
Presenter: Col Sergio Seoane, Chief of Health Services
This learning lab will provide tips for pilots on how to successfully certify for their medical exams -- how to prepare for the exam, what to bring and how to get questions answered. Aeromedical certification regarding blood pressure and other issues will be discussed, as well as prevention steps to help stay certified. Pilot physiology topics, including altitude effects and aeromedical issues affecting both CAP pilots and commanders, will also be presented. In addition to health professionals, pilots and commanders will find this lab useful.
IG01 What’s New in the World of Inspections in a Defense Environment? IG01 Presentation
Presenters: National IG Staff
This lab will look at upcoming changes to the joint CAP/CAP-USAF wing-level inspection process mandated by the loss in available funding and implemented with the start of Cycle 4 of the Compliance Inspection program. Changes to be discussed include the no longer (90 day) lead time, the fact that the inspection actually starts 35 days before the inspection team arrives at the wing HQ, the interviewing-prior-to-inspection team-arrival process and other revised inspection procedures.
IG02 So You’ve Submitted A Complaint. What Happens Next? IG02 Presentation
Presenters: National IG staff
This lab will explain the IG’s process after a member submits a complaint. We will discuss how and what you need to include when you submit a complaint so the IG can frame your complaint properly into one or more allegations. We will examine how to best use CAPF 30. The session will be frank and open. We do not investigate all complaints, and we will tell you why.
IG03 The Commander and the IG in a Defense Role Environment IG03 Presentation
Presenters: National IG staff
This lab will look at the interrelationship between the commander and his/her inspector general, what an IG is and isn’t, an IG’s responsibilities to the commander, a commander’s responsibility to the IG, and the core competencies that make a good IG (for use in selecting an IG).This lab is essential for wing and region commanders.
IG04 The New CI Discrepancy Online Tracking System (A Briefing for Commanders) IG04 Presentation
Presenters: National IG staff
This lab will discuss the new online system for tracking Compliance Inspection Discrepancies (formally Findings), how to use it and how it can be used as a management tool. This system has been developed, tested and debugged and will become fully operational Sept. 1, 2013. This lab is designed for wing commanders, but all CAP members are welcome.
IT01 eServices Administration – Part 1 IT01 Presentation
Presenter: Joe Barton, NHQ/IT
Come see what's available in eServices to all members. We will demonstrate how to maintain your account information, upload your photo for a CAP Picture ID card and log your Safety Briefing requirement. You will see all this and more. We will end with a question-and-answer session.
IT02 eServices Administration – Part 2 IT02 Presentation
Presenter: Tim Cooper, NHQ/IT
Are you ready to go paperless? Come learn how to update your unit information, record operations-qualifications, specialty tracks, duty assignments, transfers, promotions and much more. A question- and-answer session will follow.
IT03 eServices’ Commander’s Corner IT03 Presentation
Presenter: Joseph Hall, NHQ/IT
Attention, all commanders: Come and learn about your Commander’s Corner eService module and all the other tools available in eServices to help you manage your unit. This is the place to come to discuss ideas you have to make it better.
LOGISTICS AND MISSION RESOURCES
LG01 CAP Property Management
Presenters: Gary Schneider, Director, NHQ/LG, and KC Jones, Chief, NHQ/LGS
This lab is directed toward commanders and property management officers. Gary Schneider and KC Jones will discuss resource management in terms of ORMS and the impact of property management on CAP’s contributions to national defense. This session will focus on a review of recent enhancements to ORMS and the resulting changes to CAPR 174-1. They will discuss in detail changes made to ORMS to accommodate combining the annual inventory and financial audit into one single audit. Adjustments to the acquisition cost of some property to capture costs associated with procuring an asset and putting it into service will also be addressed. Timing of this inventory will be a discussion topic. This session will address lessons learned and observations from recent compliance inspections, survey audits and wing financial analyst visits. The lab will conclude with a question-and- answer period.
Presenter: Nelson “Dan” Daniel, Chief, NHQ/LGM
Dan Daniel will present and lead discussions on aircraft maintenance activities, including the WMIRS maintenance discrepancy log, maintenance-related findings from recent compliance inspections, recent applicable Airworthiness Directives and Service Bulletins, aircraft rehab, avionics upgrades and nav data updates. This lab will provide commanders and maintenance officers an opportunity to discuss aircraft maintenance issues and concerns, maintenance best practices status of the CAP aircraft fleet and the overall role aircraft maintenance plays in supporting national defense.
OT01 Planning for a Successful Wing Conference
Friday 1500 - 1545
Presenters: Lt Col Beverly Scoggins, PCR Director of Plans and Programs, and Lt Col Peggy Myrick, PCR Director of Professional Development
Every year wings organize conferences or meetings to educate or collaborate with their members. This learning lab will elaborate on the specific tasks that must be accomplished for a wing to put on a successful conference or meeting. The focus will be on the various areas that need to be detailed, such as choosing a venue, contract negotiation, conference content, logistics and marketing.
PA01 The Role of Today’s PAO PA01 Presentation
Presenters: Julie DeBardelaben, NHQ/PA , and Maj Steven Solomon, National Public Affairs Officer
In today’s technologically driven world, the rules of engagement have changed. Where should PAOs spend their time to get the most bang for the buck? Attendees will come away from this seminar with a clear understanding of critical needs and how to achieve them in communicating and promoting CAP’s defense-related missions and accomplishments, i.e., how to be a successful PAO and still have time to smell the roses.
PD01 Professional Development and Teaching the New Level 1 PD01 Presentation
Friday 1900 - 2030
Presenters: Bobbie Tourville, NHQ/PD, and Col Bryan Cooper, CAP
PD is much more than the Form 24. Discover how Professional Development directly supports CAP’s invaluable contributions in support of Air Force-Assigned Missions as well as how you can more effectively advocate, advise and administer Professional Development programs and courses. We will share new developments and features and discuss what’s on the horizon for Professional Development. We will also highlight CAP’s new Learning Management System and spend time going over the new Level 1 Orientation Program, sharing teaching techniques and tips for helping new members get the most out of the most critical course they will take in CAP. Whether you are a new member, a new PD officer or a seasoned veteran, you will gain new insight into the critical role professional development plays in CAP today. You are guaranteed to leave with many helpful tips and new skills to bring home to your unit.
PD02 A Follower’s View of Leadership PD02 Presentation
Friday 1630 - 1715
Presenter: Bobbie Tourville, NHQ/PD
While technology and tasks have changed, CAP’s core mission to serve and help protect our nation and neighbors hasn’t. Neither has CAP’s dependence on its most important resource, its members, and its most important asset, its leadership. This learning lab poses the question, “What does a follower want from the person who leads him/her?” It may not be what you think. Examining leadership from the position of the person being led will give members new insights into leading in today’s volunteer environment.
SE01 Risk Assessment and Hazard Identification SE01 Presentation
Presenters: Col Alex Kay, CAP/SE; Lt Col Eric Shappee, Assistant CAP/SE Education
CAP members in any position will be introduced to different hazard communication tools to identify hazards and assess risks. The result should be a greater understanding of the purpose and application of the available hazard communication tools and a better ability to assess risks. This will lead to improving CAP's safety culture since active member participation in hazard communication will result in mishap reduction.