CIVIL AIR PATROL
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY
NEW YORK WING HEADQUARTERS

15 Sep 2002

MEMORANDUM FOR: Group CC
                Group CP

FROM: NYWG/CPAN
      817 Stewart Avenue (Rear)
      Garden City, NY 11530-4856

SUBJECT: 2003 NY Drill Competition Letters of Intent (LOI)

1.  The wing cadet programs office invites groups to participate in 
the 2003 National Cadet Competition by submitting a drill team.  We 
need an early start this year- this best ensures success at 
competition.  The wing team from NY last year started in September 
and won the National Championship.  This is possible for any group 
in the wing!

2.  Wing CP needs a letter from groups stating their intent to 
participate in the 2003 New York Wing Drill Team competition by 15 
October 2001.  The LOI may be sent to LtCol Blair Biddle at 
bcbiddle@aol.com or sent via mail to NYWG HQ/CP.  The letter need 
only state intention of participation.

3.  A registration fee of $50, non-refundable, payable to NYWG, 
is required. If the wing competition is cancelled, all monies will be 
forwarded to pay for the region registration fee.  

4.  This memo applies to drill team only.  This is NOT for color guard.  
Letters of intent for color guard will be due early next year 
sometime, and the color guard competition will take place at a 
separate time from the drill competition.

5.  Team rosters are to be mailed to the competition coordinator (TBD) 
or LtCol Blair Biddle using the old CAPF 7 (available for download at
http://www.nywgcadets.org/docs/old_capf7.dot

6.  The wing competition will be held in the Albany area (probably 
Division of Naval Affairs) as a 1-day event tentatively on 14 Dec 02.
Groups are permitted to combine to form a team (ex: LIG and NYC 
forming a team, for example), but both group CCs must state this 
in writing.

7.  Groups interested in forming a team but are unsure how to go 
about it, download the Drill Team Promo Flyer from 
http://www.nywgcadets.org/dt/ (where there are also pictures and 
history about NYWG drill team).  Or you can contact me for 
assistance, training help, videos and study materials to get you 
started.

8.  If you have any questions or concerns, contact me via email at 
val_n_andy@hotmail.com or by phone at (716) 889-8502 (H) or (716) 
422-9732 (W), or the Director of Cadet Programs, Lt.Col. Blair Biddle 
at bcbiddle@aol.com.


                          Andrew J. Welsh, Capt., CAP 
                          NYWG Assistant Director of Cadet Programs, North


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