Brigadier General Jim Hall and Captain Michael Kearns Visit Valkyrie Cadet Squadron

* Last night Valkyrie Cadet Squadron had the privilege of being joined by Brigadier General Jim Hall, USAFA retired and Captain Michael Kearns, USAFA retired and formerly a member of the Australian Secret Service. Jim Hall is a parachuting pioneer free falling from the sky since the 1940’s with over 3000 jumps! Check out the […]

Valkyrie Cadet Squadron Change of Command

* Civil Air Patrol’s Valkyrie Cadet Squadron is commanded by Senior Member, Major Thom Scheffel who supervises the Cadet Commander. The Cadet Commander who is selected to command the squadron must be committed to Civil Air Patrol’s core values of Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect. The Cadet must demonstrate leadership qualities, be a superlative […]

World War II Civil Air Patrol Cadets

* This month’s issue of Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Volunteer highlights some of the youngest members of Civil Air Patrol: World War II Cadets.  Those who were too young to enlist in the military found CAP to be a place to support their country during WWII.     Major Paul Gilmore, a Senior Member of Valkyrie […]

Wordless Wednesday: Valkyrie Cadet Squadron Promotions

Congratulations to Cadet Master Sergeant Shannon Cooney for achieving this rank!                  

Civil Air Patrol Colorado Wing

It’s been a while since I’ve given a shout out to the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, and now seems like a perfect time to recognize an organization comprised of some remarkable cadets and senior members. “With fires breaking out all over Colorado, Douglas County took a proactive approach […]

Civil Air Patrol Day at the Capitol

Civil Air Patrol Day at the Capitol was a great day to raise awareness for an outstanding organization. Monday, Arpil 23, 2012,  the Colorado Civil Air Patrol Mustang Cadet Squadron and Valkyrie Cadet Squadron performed Color Guard at the Colorado State Capitol for the House and the Senate. Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the official […]

Valkyrie Cadet Squadron: February Promotions

Promotion night at Valkyrie Cadet Squadron is a very special night for our cadets.   They work hard to earn each promotion and must progress through all the enlisted grades before becoming a cadet officer. Each achievement requires the completion of passing a leadership and aerospace test, a CPFT (Cadet Physical Fitness Test), and a drill […]

Wordless Wednesday: Visit With NASA Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger

Civil Air Patrol’s Valkyrie Cadet Squadron had the privilege of meeting Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger as she shared her experiences in space travel. Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum 

Tribute To The Troops with Sarah Palin

Last night’s event at Colorado Christian University (CCU) was kicked off with a trumpet fanfare, followed by a welcome from former Senator John Andrews, the National Anthem sung by Legacy, and the presenting and posting of the Colors by Civil Air Patrol Valkyrie Cadet Squadron’s (VCS) Color Guard commanded by C/1st Lt Sean Cooney. The […]

"Gateway To Flight"

The Wings Over The Rockies Air and Space Museum is home to the Civil Air Patrol’s Valkyrie Cadet Squadron, and an incredible museum filled with aerospace history and supported by many awesome volunteers and staff.  This museum has something for all ages.  On Tuesday, April 5th the museum celebrated the grand opening of the “Gateway To Flight” […]

Valkyrie Cadet Squadron Promotions

Last night’s VCS Promotion’s was an exceptional night of recognizing cadets who worked hard to earn their next achievement in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program. Promotions included 2 cadets receiving their Rickenbacker Achievement, and 1 cadet receiving his Goddard Achievement which makes him a Cadet Chief Master Sergeant and the cadets will address him […]

A Very Memorable 11/11/10

What an incredible Veterans Day, terrible pictures, but it was such a significant and meaningful day of learning, sharing, and truly appreciating our nation’s veterans. Unfortunately though, I’ll have to leave much of this to memory, a handful of decent photos, and lots of very blurry photos.Yesterday, Valkyrie Cadet Squadron’s Color Guard performed for the […]

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