Working at the Boston-Portsmouth Air Show [Updated]

The Lebanon Composite Squadron will be supporting the Boston-Portsmouth air show at Pease Tradeport this weekend. If you enter at the south entrance, we’ll see you there. Stop by and see our CAP aircraft and the Blue Angels.

All members attending should bring a completed CAPF 60 (download: Word, PDF). Cadets should also bring a signed CAPF 31 (download: Word, PDF).

Update 1 July: Our members along with other squadrons from New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut as well as the Boy Scouts and other volunteers handled 65,000 visitors to the air show. It was a hot two days, but everything went smoothly and we were even able to enjoy the Blue Angels’ show at the end.

Thank you to all those who volunteered their time. From Col. Bill Moran, NH Wing Commander:

Your performance (300 plus CAP volunteers) at the 2012 Boston Portsmouth Blue Angel Airshow was superb. It was an energetic, cheerful , disciplined, tireless, cooperative, hustling effort and this was during a two day heat wave. From parking lot fee collection and direction  (21 lots across the Pease Development Authority),  to all the onsite show ticket sales, 100% of the guest screening and ticket scanning, to ramp directors and bus movement coordinators, I and all the rest of the CAP leaders could not be more proud of your effort and performance.  We were also so pleased with the performance of our junior cadets, they were just amazing. You certainly were a model of our core values this weekend. Thank you for showing New England the best CAP has to offer.

From Lt. Col. Dan Nash, Lebanon Squadron Commander:

I wish to echo the compliments of the Wing Commander.

This year, more than last, I was keenly aware of the sacrifices many members made to contribute to the success of this CAP event.

One member arrived at 6am on Friday to assist with ramp security and stayed until past 6 on Sunday. The cadets stood in the sweltering, sweaty sun from early AM until late afternoon performing screening duties. Even the youngest members did an excellent job at screening, maintaining  a positive, professional disposition. In addition, two of our cadets brought their blues, looked really sharp, and helped  out with recruiting duties at the CAP booth. Those that had other important personal events in their life, still broke away and gave a day to support the squadron and wing.  Each and every one of you made significant personal sacrifices to attend this event, and I am truly grateful for that.

On a special note, before he heads off to  college, I would like to commend C/Maj Johnson for his efforts. For the second year in a row, he was selected to be the cadet commander of the airshow encampment. He assembled squadron cadet leaders and the cadets and established the ground rules. He managed the cadet formations and ensured all were there on time. During the event, he traveled the various activity sites and ensured cadets were adequately cared for. He managed the camp site clean up, and was the last cadet home. Great job, C/Maj Johnson.

It is a great privilege and honor to serve with you all.  Again, thank you for a job well done.