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WEBSITE REVAMPING PDF Print E-mail
  
Friday, 06 January 2017 13:20

HELLO ALL!  WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF UPDATING AND RE-VAMPING THE CONTENT OF THE SITE.  PLEASE BE PATIENT AS NEW CHANGES ARE COMING SOON. 

 
St Peter Parade PDF Print E-mail
  
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 09:24

Cadets and Seniors participated in the St Peter 4th of July parade.  In addition to providing a color guard, they had a BD-5 jet that was pulled in the parade and on display at the park.  Everyone was invited to get in the jet.  It was a real hit with many children at the park.

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 CAP BD-5

 Color Guard

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 July 2011 09:43 )
 
Cadet Change of Command PDF Print E-mail
  
Friday, 01 July 2011 09:12

On 30 June 2011, C/2Lt Jarek Connolly relinquished command to C/A1C Hunter Brindley.  Major JoEllen Peters presided over the brief but very important ceremony.   A short reception followed.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 July 2011 08:46 )
 
Lt. Col. Robert J. Gaffer PDF Print E-mail
  
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 14:56

It is with great regret that I write to inform you of the passing of Lt Col Robert Gaffer of Mankato Composite Squadron.  Lt Col Gaffer passed away at his home Tuesday morning from a heart attack at the age of 79.  A veteran of the United States Navy and a member of Civil Air Patrol since 1991, his active participation has long been a corner-stone of our squadron.  Lt Col Gaffer served in nearly every position in the unit at one time or another and spent many years as the Deputy Commander for Cadets.  

 
There are many former cadets who will remember his dedicated service to the Cadet Program.  Lt Col Gaffer always made himself available in whatever capacity necessary so that cadets could participate in activities like SAREXs and Wing Conference.  He would chaperon activities, lead ground teams, or just drive the van if that was what the cadets needed.  He provided supervision to PT testing on Saturdays and would organize achievement testing opportunities whenever a cadet was interested.  Lt Col Gaffer's support enabled cadets to learn and grow, and many of those cadets have gone on to leadership positions in Civil Air Patrol and the United States Air Force.
 
Visitation is Friday, February 4, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, at Woodland Hills Funeral Home and Chapel, 1605 Woodland Avenue, Mankato, MN 56001.
 
Funeral is Saturday, February 5, at 10:30 am, at St. John the Baptist Church, 632 South Broad Street, Mankato, MN  56001
 
Cards can be sent to Rita and family at 19997 State Hwy 22, Mankato, MN  56001
 
Memorial has been designated for CAP, Mankato Composite Squadron
 

JoEllen Peters, Major, CAP
Commander
Mankato Composite Squadron
Last Updated ( Monday, 13 February 2012 15:17 )
 
Lt. Col. Robert J. Gaffer PDF Print E-mail
  
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 14:56

It is with great regret that I write to inform you of the passing of Lt Col Robert Gaffer of Mankato Composite Squadron.  Lt Col Gaffer passed away at his home Tuesday morning from a heart attack at the age of 79.  A veteran of the United States Navy and a member of Civil Air Patrol since 1991, his active participation has long been a corner-stone of our squadron.  Lt Col Gaffer served in nearly every position in the unit at one time or another and spent many years as the Deputy Commander for Cadets.  

 
There are many former cadets who will remember his dedicated service to the Cadet Program.  Lt Col Gaffer always made himself available in whatever capacity necessary so that cadets could participate in activities like SAREXs and Wing Conference.  He would chaperon activities, lead ground teams, or just drive the van if that was what the cadets needed.  He provided supervision to PT testing on Saturdays and would organize achievement testing opportunities whenever a cadet was interested.  Lt Col Gaffer's support enabled cadets to learn and grow, and many of those cadets have gone on to leadership positions in Civil Air Patrol and the United States Air Force.
 
Visitation is Friday, February 4, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, at Woodland Hills Funeral Home and Chapel, 1605 Woodland Avenue, Mankato, MN 56001.
 
Funeral is Saturday, February 5, at 10:30 am, at St. John the Baptist Church, 632 South Broad Street, Mankato, MN  56001
 
Cards can be sent to Rita and family at 19997 State Hwy 22, Mankato, MN  56001
 
Memorial has been designated for CAP, Mankato Composite Squadron
 

JoEllen Peters, Major, CAP
Commander
Mankato Composite Squadron
Last Updated ( Monday, 13 February 2012 15:21 )
 
Squadron Organizational Chart PDF Print E-mail
  
Monday, 03 January 2011 20:18

 

 

Text Box: Supply Officer
FO Emily Dewes
Text Box: Maintenance Officer
Lt Col John Barsness
Text Box: Public Affairs Officer
2d Lt Tessa Donato
1st Lt Libby Berg
Text Box: Standardization/Evaluations Officer
Maj JoEllen Peters
Text Box: Emergency Services Officer
Lt Col John Barsness
Text Box: Operations Officer
Lt Col John Barsness
Text Box: Professional Development Officer
2d Lt Ethan Troe
Text Box: Communications Officer
Lt Col Mariann Wildt
Text Box: Cadet Activities Officer
2d Lt Joan Quiram
Assistant CAO
Capt Fred Berg
2d Lt Timothy Cherney
2d Lt Christine Olsen
2d Lt Dwight Tostenson
Text Box: Leadership Officer
Vacant
Text Box: Aerospace Education Officer
Capt Paul Skjeveland
Assistant AEO
Maj Vincent Winstead
Capt Fred Berg
Capt Catherine Plasschaert
Capt Michael Hartell

Text Box: Deputy Commander for Cadets
Capt Catherine Plasschaert
Assistant Deputy Commander for Cadets
2d Lt Kristine Skjeveland
Text Box: Deputy Commander for Seniors
2d Lt Ethan Troe
Text Box: Transportation Officer
Lt Col John Barsness
Text Box: Logistics Officer
Vacant
Text Box: Aerospace Education Officer
Capt Paul Skjeveland
Assistant AEO
Maj Vincent Winstead
Capt Fred Berg
Capt Catherine Plasschaert
Capt Michael Hartell
Text Box: Testing Officer
Vacant
Assistant TO
Capt Catherine Plasschaert
2d Lt Joan Quiram
2d Lt Kristine Skjeveland
2d Lt Ethan Troe

Text Box: Character Development Officer
Capt Catherine Plasschaert
2d Lt Joan Quiram
Text Box: Drug Demand Reduction Officer
Vacant
Text Box: Recruiting & Retention Officer
2d Lt Dwight Tostenson
Text Box: Information Technologies Officer
Maj Vincent Winstead
Text Box: Historian
Vacant
Text Box: Administrative Officer
Lt Col Mariann Wildt
Text Box: Personnel Officer
Lt Col Mariann Wildt
Text Box: Finance Officer
Maj JoEllen Peters
Text Box: Safety Officer
2d Lt Michael Diercks
Text Box: Squadron Commander
1st Lt Libby Berg
Deputy Commander
Capt Catherine Plasschaert
Mankato Composite Squadron Chain Of Command (Seniors)

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 February 2017 15:18 )
 


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