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Oregon 2022 Winter Encampment


28735 Grumman Drive
Eugene OR 97402-9542

Announcing the 2022 Winter Raptor, Joint Oregon Winter Encampment
When: Cadre: 1400-1500 on 27 DEC 2022-03 JAN 2023 (Arrivals will open at 1400)
Students 1400-1600 on 28 DEC 2022 through 1200 on 04 JAN 2023
Where: Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center (near Astoria Oregon)

33168 Patriot Way
Warrenton, OR 97146

Cost: $300 for mainland students (Basic and ATS)
$200 for cadet staff
$100 for AK, HI, territories, or overseas cadets (staff or student).
$0 Senior member positions and dining facility cadets (~15).

Transportation: All CAP members flying into Portland (PDX) will be provided transportation from baggage claim to barracks. Students, Plan your Travel to arrive by 1100 on 28 DEC 22 at PDX, and schedule your
departure after 1600 on 3 JAN 2023 in order to complete the 1100-1200 3 JAN 2023 graduation activities.
Staff PDX arrivals will be picked up by van; plan your arrival prior to 27 1100 DEC 22 if possible. Early
arrival, even overnight, as early as the 27th will be authorized only if required (i.e. students traveling
with family that is staff) but discouraged if possible. Departure AFTER 3 JAN 2023 is STRONGLY
discouraged. ALL members flying to PDX must send their arrival and departure itinerary to Captain T.
Gray, the transportation officer, at teresa.gray@orwgcap.org NLT 1 DEC 22. Failure to provide travel
information will result in a delay in bringing you to encampment. Pick ups will also be available at the
PDX train station.

Basic encampment and ATS registrations will be accepted between 1 SEP-10 NOV 2022
Please use the below link to register for the Encampment. DO NOT REGISTER as staff until you have
been selected and notified by the cadet Cadre or LtCol Buchanan, the Commandant of cadets.

The above link will require you to complete the following forms in order to complete your registration.
They are uploaded during the online application: CAPF 60-81, CAPF 160, CAPF 161, CAPF 163, and the
liability form. A packing list has been published and it is available at the registration link – check your
email before departure for updates

These forms will need to be filled out completely; including all parental and unit signatures. IAW CAPR
60-1, Wing Commander signature is not required, but please notify your Director of Cadet Programs
of your attendance at an out-of-wing activity.
Commanders and parents: Please identify any special
needs cadets and any special considerations on the cadet’s form 160. Please contact myself, the
encampment commander, at william.ray@pcr.cap.gov for any special needs requiring one-on-one supervision, special assistance, or
access requirements.

All students will have to apply by 10 NOV 22. Accepted applicants will be considered REGISTERED
after they are notified of acceptance by an email confirming your registration. This should occur within
24 hours of registration, but most likely in minutes. Registration will be switched to a wait list if 216
registrants for first-time students is reached.

Due to COVID Concerns, it is HIGHLY recommended that all members attending encampment complete
their COVID vaccine series more than a week before attendance. All members will be required to
verify a negative COVID test within 3 days prior to arrival. This form will be emailed to all
registrants before 1 DEC 22. Over the counter tests / home tests are all accepted.

Please take note of the CEAP registration option. If you intend to apply for CEAP benefits, select the
correct registration category – AND on 1 NOV 2022 immediately, apply for CEAP. CEAP registration is
a MANDATORY Atwood step process. Register with winter raptor now, and register at national on 1
NOV 22.
Otherwise you will not receive a CEAP scholarship.

This year’s encampment will feature both basic encampment training squadrons for first time attendees
and an Advance Training Squadron (ATS) for second year cadets and future staff.
The Basic Encampment is intended to teach the individuals from the participating wings common
followership and leadership skills with standardized training and barracks life in a high stress
environment. Graduation from a basic encampment is mandatory for all cadets wishing to move on to
phase III and earn their Billy Mitchell award. In addition to the four core aspects of the cadet program:
Leadership, Aerospace education, physical fitness, and character development, an opportunity to tour
local Aerospace themed locations, team confidence course, rotary wing Orientation rides are being
scheduled. Many of the high adventure activities will be weather and installation dependent, and are not
The purpose of the ATS is to bridge the collective training gap for the phase II and III Cadets that have
not had the opportunity for advanced NCO and leader training. The ATS will function as an NCO
Academy while incorporating the structure and opportunities of an encampment. Students in ATS will
also receive an NCOS graduation certificate plus, staff and weather dependent either a CAP cadet
rocketry badge or UDF qualification based on which track they sign up for. Graduates of the ATS will be
able to take the additional training back to their home squadrons and will also assist them in preparing for
future leadership opportunities in CAP and life. Past encampment participation will be verified for cadets
wishing to join as advanced cadets. Attending this ATS is an excellent opportunity to return to and relive
the lifestyle of encampment but get more relevant phase II and III training. (There is no minimum or
maximum grade level to attend ATS - just prior encampment graduation)

For senior members interested this year as Training Officers (TO), we are hiring 24 TOs and ATOs plus
five Senior Training Officers. We have a limited number of seats for Phase IV Cadets to participate as
STO Assistants. Please send an email to harold.buchanan@orwgcap.org and to Tom Weir the Chief
Training Officer, if you would like to be part of his Training officer team at thomas.weir@wawg.cap.gov
– and a short letter of intent (don’t make it too complicated) and/or Resume. Once assigned a position you
will submit a CAPF 17,160 and 161. (60-81 or 17 will be accepted in the PDF attachment for seniors)

Here is the link to the Winter Raptor website.
(Note : the encampment link on that website may not be the current registration link use the one
A Winter Raptor Facebook page is available – announcements prior to encampment will be updated
there, and, mid encampment updates should be available.

Graduation activities: The Graduation is scheduled to occur at 1100 on Tuesday, 3 JAN 23. If weather does not
support an outdoor pass in review, graduations will most likely be held indoors. Graduation should be
complete at 1200. Depending on how successful the cadets are in preparing for graduation – ANY
CADET that is not flying, may be required to assist in finishing clearing their barracks AFTER
GRADUATION. So if you arrive to watch your cadet at graduation, your departure may be delayed as
they clear the barracks to the encampment logistics section. Please factor in that potential delay after you
observe graduation.

POC for this action is the undersigned at harold.buchanan@orwgcap.org or 760-475-3009 (text preferred
for scheduling calls).

Harold Buchanan, LtCol, CAP
Encampment Commandant

William G Ray
William Ray, Col, CAP
Encampment Commander

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