Squadron Announcements

Below is a list of Squadron Announcements. Please visit this page often, as many different types of important information will be posted on this page. Please also remember to check you e-mails and squadron Facebook page (Falcon Composite Squadron 305 [(SWR-AZ-064)] often, as announcements will also be sent. 

Mission Scanner Training

posted Aug 2, 2018, 11:01 AM by Wayne Lorgus   [ updated Aug 2, 2018, 11:55 AM ]

AZ Wing will present a Mission Scanner Training school at the Falcon Squadron building on 8-9 Sept. This training will provide participants to accomplish all of the SQTR tasks for this Emergency Services qualification except for the mission flights. Any aircrew who wish to attend this school should contact roger.yaeger@azwg.org to register.

Mesa City Council honors Falcon Squadron 305

posted May 23, 2018, 2:48 PM by Wayne Lorgus   [ updated May 23, 2018, 2:48 PM ]

At its meeting on 21 May, the Mesa City Council recognized Falcon Squadron 305 for its award as Arizona Wing Squadron of the Year, and the 11 members of the squadron who were recognized as "of the year" awards, of whom 3 members also received "of the year" awards for the Southwest Region.

2017 Mesa Veteran's Day Parade

posted Nov 11, 2017, 3:40 PM by Masangcay J   [ updated Nov 12, 2017, 6:57 AM ]

The Falcon Composite Squadron 305 participated for the first time in the Mesa Veteran's Day Parade on 11 November 2017 @ 1100 hrs. Parade elements were:

Banner:
C/Amn Adelina Rodriguez-Espiricueta
C/AB Cheysli Velazquez
C/AB Elizabeth Gonzalez
C/Amn Sarah Towne

Color Guard:
C/SMSgt Kayla Armstrong
C/CMSgt Deon Bryant
C/SSgt Christopher Zapata
C/SrA Matthew McCaskill
C/TSgt Kaleb Boehmer

Lt Col J. Brandon Masangcay, Commander
C/AB Cody Massad, Guidon

PROMOTION NIGHT AT MAY 2017 COMMANDER'S CALL

posted May 7, 2017, 12:12 PM by Masangcay J

The following members were promoted to rank as noted:
Capt Daryl Kraetsch
Capt Nancy Parra-Quinlan
1st Lt Joshua Loy
2nd Lt Brian Cabebe
2nd Lt Lawrence Kottraba
2nd Lt Rebecca Kottraba
Flight Officer Cora Scholz
C/SMSgt Ariana Romero
C/SrA Kaleb Boehmer
C/srA Christopher Zapata

FALCON COMPOSITE SQ 305 REPRESENTED CAP AT CELEBRATE MESA EVENT

posted Apr 23, 2017, 8:55 AM by Masangcay J

Celebrate Mesa is a free family event that brings the community together to enjoy games, carnival rides, entertainment and more!

Falcon Composite Sq 305 commander, Dr. Robert Ditch along with C/A1Cs Kaleb Boehmer (background) and Christopher Zapata prepare the squadron's display.

1st Lt Kevin Hopwood, FCS 305 Aerospace Officer, briefs cadets on the day's operation.

Cadets speak to students about the Civil Air Patrol program.

FCS 305 and Commemorative Air Force Host Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

posted Apr 16, 2017, 3:07 PM by Masangcay J   [ updated Apr 16, 2017, 3:23 PM ]

On a beautiful spring Saturday morning, the 15th of April, 2017, Mr. Robert Joyner, who joined the Civil Air Patrol as a cadet in 1942 was honored with a Congressional Gold Medal. My cadet color guard was invited to Present the Colors.
A Congressional Gold Medal is an award bestowed by the United States Congress; the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom are the highest civilian awards in the United States. It is awarded to persons "who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient's field long after the achievement."
In 2014 the Civil Air Patrol was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal for the organization's service in World War II.
Photos of the event may be accessed by clicking the links below (photo credit: Mr. Luis Alvillar, City of Mesa):
https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=4a2ff6992980850a&id=4A2FF6992980850A%217242&authkey=!ACxPlWxGsK6RNn0 

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=4a2ff6992980850a&id=4A2FF6992980850A%217304&authkey=!ADfXSSPMjdytb5c

FCS 305 Color Guard performs at Falcon Field Municipal Airport Open House

posted Apr 2, 2017, 9:55 AM by Masangcay J

Falcon Composite Squadron 305 Color Guard members C/A1C Christopher Zapata, C/A1C Kaleb Boehmer, C/Amn Calvin Guela and C/Amn Craig Guela performed in an outstanding manner presenting the colors at the 2017 Falcon Field Municipal Airport Open House on 25 March 2017.

Arizona Wing Receives Unit Citation Award

posted Feb 26, 2017, 7:35 PM by Robert Ditch   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 5:52 PM ]

I was just called by the Wing Commander who said that an award that I had written up for the Wing over a year ago has been approved.  As a result, the Arizona Wing just received notice that it had earned the Civil Air Patrol Unit Citation for the period 1 Nov 2013- 31 Dec 2015. That means the Falcon Composite Squadron 305 and its members share in that award. Once this is officially announced, with instructions, members serving in that period will be allowed to wear that green ribbon.  Congratulations.   Dr. D.

Advanced Command & Control Emergency Services (ACES) Academy

posted Feb 26, 2017, 12:05 PM by Robert Ditch

We will be hosting the Wing's third annual Advanced Command & Control Emergency Services (AC2ES - pronounced Aces) Academy. This is now a nationally recognized course/program and it will be held over two weekends; 11-12 March and 8-9 April. I would encourage anyone in our squadron, who has ICS 300, to attend. Dr. Ditch, our Squadron Commander, is the course director, he can offer a waiver to certain individuals who plan on attending an ICS 300 class in the near future. Please let him know ASAP if you are interested and he will enroll you. Classes will run from 0800-1630 on each day in our Squadron Headquarters building. Some fun on-line homework is also assigned to help you develop professionally.

National Weather Service - Severe Weather Spotter Class

posted Feb 26, 2017, 10:34 AM by Robert Ditch

The Falcon Composite Squadron 305 will be hosting a combined Senior/Cadet class on Severe Weather Spotting; conducted by the National Weather Service Offices in Phoenix Arizona on 16 May 2017. This will be during our normal Tuesday night meeting; from 1900-2100. It will be a combined Aerospace Education/Cadet Programs/Emergency Services event and all personnel are strongly encouraged to attend this important evening event. It will be at our Squadron Headquarters building and is a great class. Please go to the following link to sign up now   https://docs.google.com/a/cap.gov/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMX6-VdljntlY7dfcXbHPT_o_7nPIjH1otR2MAd5ZYXBkP6A/viewform?c=0&w=1

Again, this is a total Squadron Membership event and I need for everyone to sign up so we can get the numbers to the National Weather Service. You will enjoy this class and become certified as a National Weather Service Severe Weather Spotter/Reporter.

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