Category Archives: Training

Cadet Learning Portal

Good Evening 809,

The CAF has just opened up a Cadet Learning Portal.  It’s a tool that provides cadets with access to resources and links to activities that complement the Cadet Program.  Cadets are encouraged to explore the resources available and stay tuned for more information and learning opportunities that will be coming soon.

Youtube Promotional Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXFMTNzB1Fs

Cadet Learning Portal Website:  https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/cadets-junior-canadian-rangers/cadets/learningportal.html

OCdt Couroux

Levels 3 & 4 Aviation Subject Review

Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder that the aviation subject review will take place tomorrow night in google classroom from 1900 to 2000.  Those cadets who have contacted Capt. Lemoine to set up an 809cadets.ca email address should have received an invite to the review.  PLEASE CHECK YOUR 809cadets.ca EMAIL.   You’ll need to log into the google classroom with your 809cadets.ca email address as well, and enter your google classroom code as per the invite.

For those of you who haven’t contacted Capt Lemoine, and want to take part in tomorrow night’s review, please contact him as quickly as possible.

Let me know if you have any questions.  My email address is dan.couroux@809cadets.ca

OCdt Couroux.

The Latest News

Good afternoon.

As I’m sure most of you are already aware, the announcement came out yesterday that the Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers program has been suspended until 31 August 2020. This wasn’t the news that any of us were hoping for, though it makes complete sense when we consider the circumstances we find ourselves in as a society.

For those of you who haven’t already heard the announcement from BGen Cochrane, the Commander of the National Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Support Group can be seen here:

The full general order can be found here:

CANCDTGEN 015/20

The loss of the remainder of the 2019/2020 training year is hard to take, and the loss of our summer training program even more so. That said, this does not mean that we’re just going to sit and wait to see what happens next. This has never been our approach and we’re not going to start down that road now. A number of things need to be addressed immediately, like:

  • What happens with Merit Review Boards (MRBs) for Warrant Officer Promotions?
    These are still on the table, though they will be conducted virtually.
  • What happens to our Squadron Awards Banquet and the Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) now?
    The actual ceremonies are off of the table, but the awards are still being calculated and tallied. When they’ll be announced/presented is up for some discussion amongst the staff and SSC.
  • What happens to our training year?
    All cadets will be marked as having completed their training year. We’re still going to run through a few exercises like the Combined Aviation Subjects review and exam as an optional activity, just because this knowledge is highly recommended for all L3/L4 cadets, especially those who are interested in pilot training next summer.
  • What activities can we participate in while we’re isolating?
    That’s still under some discussion, but we’re going to have some answers on this soon. We’ve got our current Anniversary Pin competition underway already and have some more in mind. We may also be able to adapt some activities such as the Aerospace Club to an on-line format. Movie watch parties and gaming guilds are possibilities too. If you have any suggestions or want to run something yourselves, we’re open to input from the cadets and parents as always.

This is our opportunity to come together (virtually) and show leadership by presenting a positive attitude through all of this. This too shall pass. When it does, we all need to be able to look back on this and know that we did something to make it bearable to ourselves and our peers.

We won’t let this situation break us. Like the phoenix in our squadron crest, we will rise from this… immortal.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

COVID-19 Follow-Up

Good afternoon.

The COVID-19 concerns have reached the point where our National Commander, Brigadier General Cochrane, has ordered a suspension of the entire cadet program throughout the country for the next three weeks. The full text of his decision can be found below.

This cancels the social night that was proposed for next week and all mandatory and optional training up to 3 April 2020. Pending further development, we’ll be back for optional training night on 6 April 2020.

In the meantime, stay home and stay safe. Updates will be sent periodically over the next three weeks as more information becomes available.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!


Sent on behalf of BGen D.B. Cochrane, Comd Natl CJCR Sp Gp

CANCDTGEN 012/20

CADET PROGRAM CANCELLATION (3 WEEKS)

Refs: A. CATO 14-06 Training or Recreational Trips
B. CANFORGEN 039/20
C. 3350-Op LASER 20-01
D. CANCDTGEN 010/20

  1. In response to developments in the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Natl CJCR Sp Gp has CANCELLED ALL CADET ACTIVITIES, including local training, for three weeks effective immediately. Prior to Friday, April 03, 2020, further direction will be provided, including the potential for this cancellation to be extended.
  2. The National Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Support Group (Natl CJCR Sp Gp) has been directed to adopt an aggressive posture to minimize personnel risk of exposure and to prevent the CAF and cadets from becoming a transmission vector. As such, CANCDTGEN 010/20 was released on March 12, 2020 issuing amplifying direction related to the execution of Cadet and Junior Canadian Ranger (JCR) activities, and preventative measures to better protect CAF members, cadets and JCRs and their families from COVID-19.
  3. The safety and welfare of all who participate in our programs is always our top priority, as such we take very seriously our responsibility to protect cadets from any real or apparent health or safety concern.
  4. The Natl CJCR Sp Gp is collaborating with Department of National Defence and CAF as well as with other federal departments in order to maintain proper situational awareness on the COVID-19 situation in Canada and globally to synchronize interdepartmental response under the lead of Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada. As a result, the situation is continuously being monitored and decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
  5. All available and updated information for the Natl CJCR Sp Gp response to COVID-19 can be found on the CCO net at: http://collaboration.cco.nat/sites/NAT/SitePages/covid19.aspx

COVID-19 Response

As I’m sure you’re already aware, there have been a number of precautionary measures put in place to ensure that COVID-19 does not spread uncontrollably through the population.

The cadet program, being mindful of the well-being of our cadets, is taking similar measures. At present, this means that we are still conducting our mandatory and optional training nights, but most other activities have been suspended.

For the moment, this means that senior cadets who have been participating in C7 familiarization should NOT attend the SAT session at the Lake Street Armoury. This has been postponed to a later date to be determined.

We’re expecting to receive further clarification on local activities tomorrow. Once we have that, we’ll put together an update on how that affects our upcoming training nights.

Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email or phone.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

358 RCSCC – Annual Cadet Instructional Techniques Workshop

Here are the particulars for the L3 and L4+ cadets who have signed up for the 358 RCSCC Instructional Techniques workshop on Saturday at Niagara College. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly.

Jody Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Date
30 Nov 19 0830-1630 (8:30am-4:30pm)

Location
Niagara College
135 Taylor Road
West Building, 2nd Floor
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
L0S 1J0

Cadet Dress
C3

Timetable

  Timings Level 3 Level 4
  0800-0830 Advance Party  
  0830-0845 In Routine  
1 0845-0900 Introduction  
2 0900-0940 M309.01a
Explain the Principles of Instruction
L3 Review
3 0940-1020 M309.01a X009.13
Understanding the CCO Training system
  1020-1030 Break Break
4 1030-1110 M309.02a
Identify Methods of Instruction
X009.02
Developmental Periods
5 1110-1150 M309.02a X009.XX
Making the classroom a fun experience
  1150-1230 Lunch Lunch
6 1230-1310 M309.03
Describe Effective Speaking Techniques
X009.XX
Maximizing your time for training
7 1310-1350 M309.04
Describe Questioning Techniques
Trade Show
8 1350-1430 Trade Show X009.08
New Ideas to Lesson Development
  1430-1440 Break Break
9 1440-1520 M309.04a
Select Appropriate Instruction Aids
X009.06
Present a Drill Lesson
10 1520-1600 M309.04a X009.XX
Using Team Building to create a dynamic classroom
  1600-1610 Cleaning Stations Cleaning Stations
  1610-1630 Debrief / Dismissal Debrief / Dismissal

358 RCSCC – Annual Cadet Leadership Workshop

Here are the details for the L3 and L4+ cadets who have signed up for the 358 RCSCC Leadership workshops tomorrow at Niagara College. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly.

Jody Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Date
23 Nov 19 0830-1630 (8:30am-4:30pm)

Location
Niagara College
135 Taylor Road
West Building, 2nd Floor
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
L0S 1J0

Cadet Dress
C3

Timetable

  Timings Level 3 Level 4
  0800-0830 Advance Party  
  0830-0845 In Routine  
1 0845-0900 Introduction  
2 0900-0940 M303.01A
Define the Role of Team Leader
X303.02
Role of the Cadet NCO
3 0940-1020 M303.01B X303.18
Confidence
  1020-1030 Break Break
4 1030-1110 Guest Speaker X303.22
Motivation
5 1110-1150 M303.02
Participate in a Mentoring Relationship
Guest Speaker
  1150-1230 Lunch Lunch
6 1230-1310 M303.03
Practice Self-Assessment
Trade Show
7 1310-1350 M303.04A
Communicate as a Team Leader
C407.01
Prepare for a MRB
8 1350-1430 M303.04B X303.23
Decision Making
  1430-1440 Break Break
9 1440-1520 M303.05A
Supervise Cadets
X403.01A
Receiving Orders
10 1520-1600 M303.05B X403.01B
Small Party Tasking
  1600-1610 Cleaning Stations Cleaning Stations
  1610-1630 Debrief / Dismissal Debrief / Dismissal

NGTA Cadet Correspondent Workshop

For those cadets who have an interest in learning more about public relations, specifically in terms of promoting the squadron and the cadet program in general, the following workshop is available. If you’re interested, please let me know as soon as you can.

  1. The NGTA cadet correspondent workshop will be held from 16-17 Nov 2019 at RCSCC Iron Duke, located at 451 Elizabeth Street, Burlington ON L7R 2L8.
  2. The deadline for registration has been set at 12 Nov 2019.
  3. Priority for cadets should be:
    1. cadets should be in their third or fourth year,
    2. have skills in communications, and
    3. be positive examples of the program in the public eye.
  4. Cadets will learn to become storytellers and program ambassadors for the local squadron to strengthen your local public affairs (PA) goals, and have opportunities to support their Area Unit Public Affairs Representative (UPAR) and local competitions.
  5. Cadets will be own means to and from to venue each day.
  6. Lunch will be provided.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 3 Mar 19

Date
3 Mar 19

RO Number
19-09

Summary

I’ve just received the results from the Zone 7 Marksmanship Competition on Saturday. Our team came in 7th out of 14 teams, which is a great showing considering the limited practice time that we had available. Congratulations to everyone on the team! Thanks to CV Carbone, Lt Russell, and Capt Palumbo for helping to bring it all together. Special thanks also go to OCdt Couroux for hauling air rifles from place to place before competition day.

Due to last week’s weather-related cancellation, we’re picking up this week with the same schedule. We’re going to forego the CO’s Parade in March in the interest of getting more training done.

Also, we’re in the last week before March Break and I’m working out a few possible activities for the week. I’ll be speaking with cadets on Monday and Wednesday to determine availability before putting together a final schedule.

Training Night
6 Mar 19

CAF Member Dress
3C

Cadet Dress
C2: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C3: Cdt, Cpl, FCpl

Training Night Routine

Activity Timings
Building Open, Parade Setup 1815-1830
Fall-in, Inspection, Opening Parade 1830-1845
Period One 1845-1920
Period Two 1925-2000
Break 2000-2015
Period Three 2015-2050
Clean Up Training Areas and Parade Square 2050-2100
Fall-in, Closing 2100-2115
Dismissal 2115

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell

Training Night Schedule

Period 1
1845-1915
Period 2
1925-1955
Period 3
2015-2045
Level One PO/EO M130.03a M130.03b M108.08
Description Aviation Aviation Drill
Instructor
Level Two PO/EO M270.03a M270.03b M207.03
Description Aircraft Manufacturing/Maintenance Aircraft Manufacturing/Maintenance General Cadet Knowledge
Instructor
Level Three PO/EO M337.01 C309.06a C309.06b
Description Air Navigation Instructional Techniques (Drill) Instructional Techniques (Drill)
Instructor
Level Four PO/EO M409.03a M409.03a M436.01
Description Instructional Techniques Instructional Techniques Meteorology
Instructor

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
4 Mar 19 1900-2100 Monday Optional Training Night
(Drill Team)
809 HQ (CNC) Civilian (Wedge and Boots) OCdt Couroux
6 Mar 19 1830-2100 Wednesday Mandatory Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) C2/C3 Lt Russell

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 24 Feb 19

Date
24 Feb 19

RO Number
19-08

Summary

I’m happy to report that we had a successful aviation exercise at the Cadet Youth Development Centre in Waterloo this weekend. We had to cut the trip a few hours short due to weather considerations, but it that didn’t take away from everyone’s education and enjoyment over the weekend.

Captain Palumbo can’t make it out on Monday, so instead of splitting the optional training night between the Drill Tem and the Marksmanship Team, we’re going to do a full two-hour session for the Drill Team. The Marksmanship Team will get a full two-hour session of their own on Thursday night in preparation for the Zone 7/8 Marksmanship Competition on Saturday. We don’t have access to the HQ for this, so we’ll be doing a Throwback Thursday and returning to an old HQ location and using the Old Virgil Public School Gym for the evening.

Training Night
27 Feb 19

CAF Member Dress
3C

Cadet Dress
C2: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C3: Cdt, Cpl, FCpl

Training Night Routine

Activity Timings
Building Open, Parade Setup 1815-1830
Fall-in, Inspection, Opening Parade 1830-1845
Period One 1845-1920
Period Two 1925-2000
Break 2000-2015
Period Three 2015-2050
Clean Up Training Areas and Parade Square 2050-2100
Fall-in, Closing 2100-2115
Dismissal 2115

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell

Training Night Schedule

Period 1
1845-1915
Period 2
1925-1955
Period 3
2015-2045
Level One PO/EO M130.03a M130.03b M108.08
Description Aviation Aviation Drill
Instructor
Level Two PO/EO M270.03a M270.03b M207.03
Description Aircraft Manufacturing/Maintenance Aircraft Manufacturing/Maintenance General Cadet Knowledge
Instructor
Level Three PO/EO M337.01 C309.06a C309.06b
Description Air Navigation Instructional Techniques (Drill) Instructional Techniques (Drill)
Instructor
Level Four PO/EO M409.03a M409.03a M436.01
Description Instructional Techniques Instructional Techniques Meteorology
Instructor

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
25 Feb 19 1900-2100 Monday Optional Training Night
(Drill Team)
809 HQ (CNC) Civilian (Wedge and Boots) OCdt Couroux
27 Feb 19 1830-2100 Wednesday Mandatory Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) C2/C3 Lt Russell
28 Feb 19 2100-2100 Thursday Optional Training Night
(Marksmanship Team)
Old Virgil Public School Gym Civilian CV Carbone
2 Mar 19 0800–1700 Saturday Zone 7/8 Marksmanship Competition Lake Street Armoury
St. Catharines
Civilian TBD

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
4 Mar 19 1900-2100 Monday Optional Training Night
(Drill Team)
809 HQ (CNC) Civilian (Wedge and Boots) OCdt Couroux
6 Mar 19 1830-2100 Wednesday Mandatory Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) C2/C3 2Lt Nicolescu

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!