Civil Air Patrol

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Welcome

The Civil Air Patrol is an all volunteer organization which conducts numerous activities in emergency services, our cadet program and in aerospace education. On this website you will discover how our squadron participates in those activities. Feel free to browse and learn about the squadron and about the organization. If you have any questions, you […]

SPCS ES Readiness

At about 1330 on Wednesday 14 Nov a REDCAP alert went out. Members of the Shorty Powers Composite Squadron immediately reported to each other via the GroupMe application who was and wasn’t available. It was clear we had enough staff to man a UDF team so we reported as available to the IC, Lt Col […]

CyberPatriot 2018-19 – Round 1

On Saturday 3 November two CyberPatriot teams from the Shorty Powers Composite Squadron participated in the first round of CyberPatriot competition. Competition rounds are a 6 hour period where the teams are asked to secure virtual computer systems. In Round 1 both teams were assigned a Windows 10 image and an Ubuntu 14 image to […]

Quality Cadet Unit Award

On 20 Oct, the Shorty Powers Composite Squadron, along with 10 other squadron’s in the IL Wing were presented with the Quality Cadet Unit Award by Wing Commander Col Robert Dempsey and Director of Cadet Programs Lt Col John Higgins. The award was presented at the IL Wing Picnic and Awards Ceremony. This is the […]

August News

WELCOME I’m happy to say the cadet side of the squadron has regained its membership numbers from the beginning of the fiscal year.   I’m happy to welcome the following new cadets who joined our squadron in August: Ayden Devos, Eric Gu, Evelyn James, Leah James, Dominic Pell, Tyler Sapiega, Carter Scott, Avery Smithers, Ethan Smithers CONGRATULATIONS There have been […]

Change of Command

On Monday 21 May 2018, Lt Col Gerry Baumgartner assumed command of the ​Col ​Shorty Powers Composite Squadron. Lt Col Baumgartner is serving​ as​ the ​interim commander until the next​ commander is selected​. ​Capt Valerie Espinili replaces​ Lt Col Baumgartner as Deputy Commander for Seniors and Lt Col Joshua Cunningham replace​s​ Capt Espinili as Deputy […]

CyberPatriot Competition ends for 2017-18

The 7 Cadet members of the Shorty Powers CyberPatriot team have concluded their 2017-18 CyberPatriot season. The teams worked on a total of 31 computer system images, learning techniques for securing these systems from “bad guys”. In addition they faced a series of Cisco network challenges from quizzes to using Cisco’s packet tracer to design […]

COL SHORTY POWERS COMPOSITE SQUADRON WINS ILLINOIS WING GROUP 2 ANNUAL DRILL COMPETITION

6 Jan 2018 C/Capt Sara Schofield Civil Air Patrol Illinois Wing Group 2 held its annual drill competition at Heritage Middle School in Lansing, Illinois. Members of Lewis Composite Squadron, Magnus Composite Squadron, Colonel Shorty Powers Composite Squadron, Thunder Composite Squadron, and Cornelius R. Coffey Composite Squadron were all in attendance. A series of drill […]

CyberPatriot_Jan 2018

On 20 Jan, the Shorty Powers CyberPatriot team team completed round 3, or the State Round of competition. We have a high school level team consisting of: S Schofield, B Wilson, J Sun, A Lyonsford and a middle school level team consisting of A Prochaska, Y Brooks, and J Sienicki. Coach is Maj Ed Danley […]

Holiday Break

The Shorty Powers Composite Squadron will be taking a break until 9 Jan 2018! See you then!

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