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Mankato Squadron Participates in Wreaths Across America PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 November 2012 06:06

Mankato is one of the Minnesota Wing's partnering again this year with Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit initiative that recognizes the courage and sacrifices of U.S. veterans by placing wreaths on the graves of the fallen during the yearend holiday season.

“Our mission is to remember the fallen, honor those who serve and teach our children the value of freedom,” said Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America. “Thousands of CAP members participate each year to help us do just that, and with CAP’s help this project has continued to see remarkable growth.”

This year, in tribute to the 25 million men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces — guarding and preserving America’s freedom throughout history — wreaths from Worcester Wreath Co. in Harrington, Maine, will be placed on over 200,000 veterans’ graves at more than 500 cemetery or memorial sites in all 50 states and 24 foreign locations.

WAA 2012 kicks off with a wreath presentation ceremony held at the state capitol Monday, Dec. 10. The nationally coordinated wreath-laying will take place the following Saturday, Dec. 15, as thousands of wreaths are placed on gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery and numerous ceremonies held at many of Arlington’s memorials, including the Tomb of the Unknowns. Several other ceremonies will be held later that day, including one at war memorials along the National Mall. Simultaneous ceremonies will be held throughout the day at veterans’ cemeteries and memorials nationwide and abroad.

“Each year, we look forward to the opportunities provided by Wreaths Across America,” said CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Charles L. Carr Jr. “Laying the wreaths is an honor to our veterans, a service to our communities and a learning experience for our cadets and officers.”

For their part in the one-day wreath-laying memorial, members of the Minnesota Civil Air Patrol will place donated wreaths at veteran gravesites of the event’s registered cemeteries, as well as provide color and honor guards at ceremonies conducted at state cemeteries and war memorials.

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Wreath laying ceremony to take place December 15, 2012 11:00 AM CST

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 November 2012 09:19 )
Mankato Cadets Participate in CyberPatriot V PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 October 2012 19:18

Five Cadets have been practicing and are ready for the first round of competition.  On the practice systems, they found 80% of the errors on one and 90% on the other.

Competion consists of two rounds about a month apart.  The top teams go on to round 3.  The finals take place in Washington DC

CyberPatriot is the premier national high school cyber defense competition that is designed to give hands on exposure to the foundations of cyber security. CyberPatriot is not a hacking competition. CyberPatriot's goal is to excite students about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.

The Competition

In each competition round, students are provided one to three virtual machines. These machines contain several vulnerabilities, and students must clean the image of them. The virtual machines can have Windows or GNU/Linux Operating systems. They are given a set amount of time on the competition day to do so. Teams that find the most vulnerabilities pass on to the next round, and the winners of all three rounds compete in the National Championships in Washington, D.C.

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Mankato Sarex with Police Jul 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 July 2012 05:31

12 Mankato CAP members participated in the first annual Search and Rescue exercise with Mankato Public Safety (Police/Fire) and  North Mankato police at Kiwanis Park. It was mosquito central with tons of underbrush in the area we searched.  We learned about working with other agencies and they learned how good CAP is during a search.


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Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 July 2012 05:48 )
Cadets Complete EPS PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 15 April 2012 18:29

Six cadets from Mankato Composite Squadron complete the Encampment Preparatory School (EPS) at Camp Ripley on April 15, 2012.

The purpose of the EPS is to give cadets who will attend the summer encampment as a basic cadet an idea of what to expect by immersing them in a similar environment, but for a shorter duration. EPS students will also receive classroom and practical instruction on skills essential for success at encampment.

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 April 2012 19:23 )
MarksmanshipTraining PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 March 2012 03:27

Eight cadets attended the NRA Marksmanship training and shooting.  All eight qualified to wear the marksmanship badge.  Several members scored high enough to wear the pro-marksman badge.


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Last Updated ( Monday, 26 March 2012 03:48 )
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