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Weekly Update Sep 19-25 19

19 Sep 19
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Here is the weekly update

Friday: Band from 1830-2100. Any new members interested in joining the band are welcome to attend.

Saturday: Senior Cadet Leadership Weekend. This is for level 4 and 5 cadets, training starts at 0800 on Saturday and wraps up at 1530 on Sunday. Bring a lunch for Saturday, all other meals will be provided. Bring a change of clothes, stuff for sleeping, shower, deodorant, etc. Make sure you have sports gear for Sunday’s team building activity.

Sunday: Biathlon and Marksmanship. 1800-2100 at the Armouries, all returning biathlon team members and any one interested in joining or just seeing what biathlon is are welcome to attend. Bring your sports gear. Anyone interested in trying marksmanship is welcome to attend.

Monday: Flying Scholarship 1830-2030. Any level 3+ or 15 years and up that are interested in applying for the Glider or Power courses this year or next should attend. Classes take place at Simonds High School as we will once again be training jointly with 527. Those planning to apply and write the entrance exams this year should speak to Lt. Cameron about getting an FTGU.

Wednesday: Sports Night, dress is sports gear.
Senior applying for parade positions should be prepared to arrive in uniform, with shirt, tie and ribbons. As soon as the interview schedule is available, it will be provided to those getting interviewed. Bring your sports gear.

Annual validation forms went home this past Wednesday, be sure to have them updated and returned as soon as possible. Any new cadets should try to have their paperwork, including birth certificate, provincial health card, or other required ID brought in as soon as possible to avoid missing any training or trips.

Upcoming Events:
– 29 Sep 19: Gliding in Mirimichi, meet @ Armouries
– 18-20 Oct 19: Fall FTX @ Nicol Woodlot

Reminder: If a cadet cannot make it to a Wednesday night/regular event, the cadet should leave a message on the squadron answering machine 632-3215. Please do not e-mail Capt Meunier or post on Facebook. This will ensure the Admin O gets the message and can mark the cadet as excused.

For more information check out our our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/161aircadets/ and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.

Weekly Update Sep 12-18 19

12 Sep 19
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Here is the weekly update

Friday: Band from 1830-2100. Any new members interested in joining the band are welcome to attend.

Sunday: Battle of Britain Parade. Cadets should show up for 1000. We will meet in the Irving parking lot on Charlotte St behind the Admiral Beatty building. The parade should end around 1200 and there will be refreshments served afterwards, provided by the parents committee. If the forecast is calling for rain, expect the parade to be moved to the Barrack Green Armouries, we will post here and on Facebook if that happens.

Biathlon. 1800-2100 at the Armouries, all returning biatlon team members and any one interested in joining or just seeing what biathlon is are welcome to attend.

Monday: Flying Scholarship 1830-2030. Any level 3+ or 15 years and up that are interested in applying for the Glider or Power courses this year or next should attend. Classes take place at Simonds High School as we will once again be training jointly with 527. Those planning to write apply and write the entrance exams this year should speak to Lt. Cameron about getting an FTGU.

Wednesday: Regular training, dress is t-shirt

Annual validation forms went home this past Wednesday, be sure to have them updated and returned as soon as possible. Any new cadets should try to have their paperwork, including birth certificate, provincial health card, or other required ID brought in as soon as possible to avoid missing any training or trips.

Senior Cadets – Parade position interviews will be held on Wednesday the 25th. You should plan to bring or wear your uniform that night and have a written narrative prepared explaining why you are interested in having a parade position along with what you would bring to that role. We will meet next Wednesday to get a list of those who will be interviewed.

Upcoming Events:
– 21/22 Sep 19: Senior Cadet Training Weekend @ Armouries
– 29 Sep 19: Gliding in Mirimichi, meet @ Armouries
– 18-20 Oct 19: Fall FTX @ Nicol Woodlot

Reminder: If a cadet cannot make it to a Wednesday night/regular event, the cadet should leave a message on the squadron answering machine 632-3215. Please do not e-mail Capt Meunier or post on Facebook. This will ensure the Admin O gets the message and can mark the cadet as excused.

For more information check out our our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/161aircadets/ and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.

Weekly Update Sep 5-11 19

08 Sep 19
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Here is the weekly update, hurricane delayed edition.

No training this weekend

Wednesday: Regular training, dress is t-shirt

Annual validation forms will be sent out this upcoming Wednesday, be sure to have them updated and returned as soon as possible. Any new cadets should try to have their paperwork, including birth certificate, provincial health card, or other required ID brought in as soon as possible to avoid missing any training or trips.

Senior Cadets – Check the training schedule page, the latest update has been posted.

Upcoming Events:
– 15 Sep 19: Battle of Britain Parade @ Kings Square from 1000 until 1200
– 21/22 Sep 19: Senior Cadet Training Weekend @ Armouries
– 29 Sep 19: Gliding in Mirimichi, meet @ Armouries
– 18-20 Oct 19: Fall FTX @ Nicol Woodlot

Reminder: If a cadet cannot make it to a Wednesday night/regular event, the cadet should leave a message on the squadron answering machine 632-3215. Please do not e-mail Capt Meunier or post on Facebook. This will ensure the Admin O gets the message and can mark the cadet as excused.

For more information check out our our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/161aircadets/ and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.

Cadets starts up next week – Wednesday Sept 4th 2019

28 Aug 19
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We’re back!

Anyone interested in joining is welcome to show up, we will have staff to talk to and forms to fill out available. Please bring your child’s provincial health card along with their birth certificate or proof of residency.
Returning cadets, dress is civilian clothing. If you have uniform part to return of exchange, please bring them with you.

Upcoming events:
– Sept 15: Battle of Britain Parade
– Sept 21-22: Senior Cadet Training Weekend
– Sept 28: Gliding
– Oct 3-5: Tagging
– Oct 18-20: Fall FTX

For more information on events visit our website: https://161aircadets.ca/calendar/

Reminder: If a cadet cannot make it to a Wednesday night/regular event, the cadet should leave a message on the squadron answering machine 632-3215. Please do not e-mail Capt Meunier or post on Facebook. This will ensure the Admin O gets the message and can mark the cadet as excused.

For more information check out our our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/161aircadets/ and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.

We are evaluating a service/app called Remind as a way to boost communications more and will share details on it shortly. This service will be available to parents and cadets to use.

Ottawa Trip Reminder

19 Jun 19
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Just a reminder about our trip to Ottawa for cadets who are attending. Please be at the armoires for 6:30 am Monday June 24th as we will be departing at 7am sharp.
Cadets are asked to bring a lunch for the bus ride to Ottawa, all other meals will be provided throughout the trip.
Kit list and schedule have been posted on our website if you missed last Wednesday’s meeting.
If for some reason you are no longer able to attend please let the staff know in advance.

Ottawa Trip Schedule and Kit List

12 Jun 19
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The schedule for the trip to Ottawa and the kit list are available for download below.

Kit List

Schedule

Ottawa Trip Info session this Wednesday (June 12)

10 Jun 19
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Any parents/cadets wishing to get more information or ask questions are free tom come in this Wednesday at 1830 for an information session. This is an informal event and dress for cadets will be civilian clothing.

We also have travel information for the cadets attending the 6 week and 7 week courses, along with those selected for staff positions.

2019 ACR Program Now Available for Download

03 Jun 19
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For any parents or guests wishing to have a copy of the 2019 ACR program, you can now download your copy.

Microsoft® Word format: Here

Adobe PDF: Here

June FTX Directions and Kit List

03 Jun 19
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Senior Cadets (levels 4 and 5) are to arrive Friday at 1800, all other cadets are to arrive Saturday morning by 0900. All cadets can be picked up at 1500 on Sunday.

Directions from Barrack Green Armouries:

Turn Left at the 2nd cross street onto Broad St
Continue onto Lower Cove Loop
Continue onto Water St
Continue onto St. Patrick St
Continue onto Main St/NB 100 E
Use the right lane to merge onto NB Route 1 W/NB-1 via the ramp to NB-7/Saint Stephen/Fredericton
Merge onto NB 1 W/NB-1
Take exit 114 for NB-7 toward Grand Bay-Westfield/Fredericton
Continue on NB-7 N
Take exit 80 for NB-102 toward Grand Bay-Westfield/Village of Gagetown
Turn right onto NB-102 N
Turn left onto Campbell Rd

Camp location is on the left side, across from 850 Campbell Rd
161 Parent Committee sign will be at the end of the driveway.

No vehicles are to enter the camp site road.

Do not turn around in 850 Campbell Rd’s driveway, proceed to the end of the Campbell Rd and turn around there, or turn left and continue down the Brittain Rd back to the Nerepis Rd.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Barrack+Green+Armories,+Broadview+Avenue,+Saint+John,+NB/879-779+Campbell+Rd,+Nerepis,+NB+E5K+3W3/@45.3161663,-66.1340088,12.78z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x4ca7b47e4c243f25:0x43b0bfe7ad3a52f2!2m2!1d-66.0529262!2d45.2660208!1m5!1m1!1s0x4ca65abb30db7ded:0x99a949ecf9529672!2m2!1d-66.2540173!2d45.4061864!3e0

Cadet Kit List:

Each cadet is required to bring:

  • Hiking boots
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sweater
  • Toothbrush/ paste
  • 4 – 6 pairs of socks (wool)
  • Warm PJs
  • Mittens/ gloves
  • Warm pants (Three)
  • Undergarments
  • Deodorant
  • Face cloth/Hand towel
  • Soap/hand sanitizer
  • Rain Coat
  • Reusable plastic/metal cup
  • Toque
  • Female personal hygiene items
  • Flashlight
  • Warm Jacket
  • Sun Screen/Bug Repellent

Cadets are not permitted to bring:

  • Knives
  • Electronics (mp3/cd players, gaming systems, cell phones etc) Bringing electronics/phones are at your own risk.
  • Weapons
  • Lighters
  • Illegal substances, alcohol, or cigarettes
  • Make-up

Weekly Update May 30 – June 5 19

30 May 19
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Here are the updates for the week:

Friday: No Training

Saturday: 1800-2100: ACR Practice. Dress is civilian clothing. We will be doing some more practice for ACR. Bring your boots and polishing kits.

Sunday: 0900-1630: ACR! Cadets should arrive no later than 0900 in civilian clothing for ACR practice. Bring all your uniforms parts with you, and your polishing kit. The unit will provide lunch and water.
Parents and guests: You should be seated no later than 1330.
ACR is being held at the Barrack Green Armouries.

Tuesday: 1800-2100: Awards Banquet. Cadets should be in full uniform, but with a bow tie instead of your regular tie. We still have some left in supply. You do not need to wear your wedge.
Parents and guests: You may wear what you wish.
The dinner is taking place at the 69 Branch Legion, located at 714 Wilson St (Behind the old west side liquor store).

Wednesday: 1830-2000: Summer training info session for parents and cadets. If it is your first summer going away or you have any questions, we will be available to answer you questions.
Level 3/4s that still have to write the aviation test or teach your class, Lt. Cameron will be available.

Upcoming events:
– June 7-9: Spring FTX
June Ottawa Trip!
– July – August: Summer Courses!

FTX Note: Friday 1800 Senior cadets arrive (level 4/5s) to setup and do taskings.
Saturday 0900 All other cadets march into the site.
Sunday 1500 All cadets depart the site.
All meals will be provided, a kit list and directions will be posted on the website and facebook this weekend.
Location is here (click link), right across from 850 Campbell Rd. Do not use #850’s driveway to turn around and do not enter the FTX site in your own vehicles.

For more information on events visit our website: https://161aircadets.ca/calendar/

Reminder: If a cadet cannot make it to a Wednesday night/regular event, the cadet should leave a message on the squadron answering machine 632-3215. Please do not e-mail Capt Meunier or post on Facebook. This will ensure the Admin O gets the message and can mark the cadet as excused.

For more information check out our our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/161aircadets/ and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.