I’m pleased to announce that ND Wing will be conducting our first ever North Dakota Aerospace Education Weekend from 21-23 Nov, 2014. My name is Graham Frost, and I will be commanding the NDAEW. Applications are now open for both Senior Member and certain Cadet Staff positions. Detailed information about the 2014 NDAEW is provided below.

 Please read the entire message!

  • BASIC NDAEW INFORMATION:  This plan outlines the requirements for the North Dakota Aerospace Education Weekend.
    • Location:  Fargo ANG Base,1400 28th Avenue North Fargo ND, at their Regional Training Site (RTS)
    • Date of Activity 21-23rd of November (Friday evening through Sunday morning/afternoon)
    • Cost of the Activity: Cash for meals during transport to/from event, and for lunch and dinner on Saturday.
    • Uniforms Authorized: BDU (all/cadets)/FDU (flight crews)/Blues (all-polos and corporate authorized)
    • Initial Arrival Time:  1900-2300 CST on 21 Nov., 2014
    • Participant Welcome/General Briefing:  2100 CST on 21 Nov., 2014
    • Release from Activity Time:  TBD. Participants who wish to depart in the morning may depart from Fargo ANGB after cleanup. Interested participants may attend tour of Grand Forks AFB, pending authorization from 319 ABW.
  • CADET REGISTRATION PROCEDURES:
  • CADET STAFF OPENINGS:
    • Cadet Commander (Cadet officer preferred)
    • Deputy Cadet Commander
    • Cadet Safety Officer
  • CADET STAFF APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
    • Cadet Staff openings for Cadets with the current rank of C/SSgt or higher.
    • If you wish to be a Cadet Staff Member for this NDAEW, please contact Capt. Graham Frost at 206-743-7111 with questions, or apply via email to gfro@comcast.net
    • Applications for Cadet Staff must be received (by email) no later than 2359 CST on 1 November, 2014.
    • Applicants must include in the email a summary of CAP leadership experience, and why they think they are qualified to command the event.
  • SENIOR MEMBER STAFF OPENININGS:
    • Deputy Commander
    • Safety Officer
    • Senior Members to help the Executive/Logistics Officer.
  • OFFICER (ADULT) APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
  • MEALS
    • Food will not be provided Friday 21 November. Members must eat prior to arriving to the RTS for in-processing.
    • Breakfast will be provided on Saturday; lunch and dinner will be ordered by the squadron- please bring cash for whatever you desire (options will be Subway, McDonalds, etc.)
    • Breakfast will be provided on Sunday.
  • TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
    • Friday
      • 1900-2200- Inprocessing
      • 2100- Welcome/safety briefing
      • 2330- Lights out
  • Saturday
    • 0730- Wake up/hygiene time
    • 0830- Breakfast
    • 0915- Cleanup breakfast
    • 0945- 1100 First AE class (taught by Aviation Outreach from UND)
      • O-Rides may begin simultaneously
      • 1100-1230- Lunch
      • 1245-1400- Second AE class
        • O-Rides resume
        • 1415-1600- Possible USAF guest speakers/Fargo Air Museum visit
        • 1615-1700- Static display FLIR aircraft demonstration
        • 1715-1815- Dinner
        • 1830-???- Free time/movie night/Aerospace projects or games
        • 2330- Lights out
  • Sunday
    • 0800- Wake up/hygiene time
    • 0900- Nondenominational service/camp breakdown
    • 1000- Depart for GFAFB (tentative- otherwise depart for home around 1100)
      • Those that would like to leave for home may do so
      • 1130-1400- Tour of Global Hawk/RAPCON
      • 1415- Depart GFAFB for home
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    • Safety while traveling to, during, and from this activity is paramount.  In the event of severe weather, such as a blizzard, icy conditions, etc., this activity will be cancelled.  A go/no go decision will be made by the NDAEW Cadet Commander, NDAEW Safety Officer, and NDAEW Commander no later than 1000 on Friday (21 Nov).  If conditions warrant cancellation of the activity, an email will be sent out over the ND general list serve following the 1000 decision. Participants and vehicle drivers should review their email prior to departure for a possible cancellation message.
    • All units are invited and encouraged to participate.
    • Military customs and courtesies will be rendered by all participants. There will be USAF officers on base, and presenting during classroom time. PLEASE LOOK AND ACT PROFESSIONALLY.
    • Cadets that are personally driving to the activity will turn in their vehicle keys during in-processing to the NDAEW Commander. Cadets may not transport other cadets to/from the NDAEW, unless approved by the individual unit commander in writing, that is sent to the NDAEW Commander. Please reply accordingly in the sign-up survey.
    • Personnel will arrive with the necessary uniforms, clothing, and materials needed to accomplish this activity. Packing list will follow.
    • All cadet personnel will remain at the Fargo ANGB, Fargo Airport, or Grand Forks AFB during the entire activity except for emergencies or planned activities, only as determined by the NDAEW Commander.
  • ADMINISTRATION, EXEMPTIONS, AND OTHER INFORMATION:
    • Personnel/units wishing to arrive after the Initial Arrival Time should contact the NDAEW Commander with the estimated time of arrival. Transient aircraft may use CC1 to call in-range, and transportation will be provided from Fargo Jet Center.
    • During travel, if your estimated time of arrival (ETA) changes due to unforeseen problems and you will arrive later than 2200, or 30 minutes after your requested arrival time (if you requested to arrive later than 2200), please contact the NDAEW commander.
    • In-processing may be accomplished in Civilian attire or BDU.
    • Uniforms will be worn in accordance with CAPM 39-1.  Exemptions for wearing cold weather attire such as coats, hats, and gloves during outdoor activities are authorized. Please ensure you have a full blues set.
    • Cadets and Senior Members will not be billeted in the same quarters.
    • Senior Members that plan on remaining at the NDAEW and are not staff will be utilized as vehicle drivers and in other positions of assignment as determined by the NDAEW Commander or NDAEW Deputy Commander.
    • Appropriate CAPFs for cadets will be sent in a further email.
  • NDAEW STAFF
    • Cadet Commander:  Open
    • Cadet Deputy Commander: Open
  • NDAEW Commander: Capt. Graham Frost, c. 206-743-7111, or gfro@comcast.net
  • Deputy Commander for NDAEW: Capt. Daniel Villas
  • NDAEW Executive/Logistics Officer: 1st Lt. Garrett Hittle
  • NDAEW Support Staff: Open

For questions or comments regarding the activity, contact Capt. Graham Frost at 206-743-7111, or via email at gfro@comcast.net.

Sincerely,

//signed//

GRAHAM P. FROST, Capt., CAP

North Dakota Aerospace Education Weekend Commander

NCR-ND-119 ANG Cadet Squadron

206-743-7111

gfro@comcast.net

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