NEWS & EVENTS
Wreaths across America is a national program designed to place a holiday wreath on the grave of every fallen veteran in military cemeteries across the country. As in past years, we are fundraising to participate in this nationwide event at our local historic cemetery located at Fort Douglas Military Cemetery on December 15, 2019.
This ceremony is very solemn and meaningful to our unit and to the families of the fallen.
Wreaths may be sponsored at the cost of $15 each.
Contact us for more information or to purchase a wreath in honor or remembrance of a veteran.
Wreaths across America
New Drill Location and Coin
Posted January 02, 2018
The Jake Garn Squadron is now drilling from our new location, the Utah Military Academy in Riverdale, UT. This change has many benefits. We will have an indoor gym, cafeteria and plenty of classrooms.
To commemorate the move, we had a new command coin minted. The coin is available in limited quantities for $10 each. Let the CO know if you are interested in a purchase.
Recruitment is a Priority
Posted January 02, 2018
The Squadron is facing a significant challenge right now. Unit numbers are at an all-time low and recruitment has basically stopped. We need to make some changes to get things rolling again.
Major changes are in the works for our command. In the next three months the squadron will transform in many areas. During that time, all cadets need to be focusing on recruiting for the unit. Talk to your friends and invite them to a drill. We are planning joint drills with out-of-state units, visits to Hill Air Force Base to see the FA-35 and much more!
We have also made a significant effort on fundraising. We have generated significant funds in the last several months. We even have a new sponsor from Provo; Dean Mendenhall, American Legion, Post 13.
I am hoping that 2018 will be a banner year for the squadron. A new location, new ideas, a new sponsor and engaged cadets. With everyone helping, we can rebuild this squadron with dedicated young adults who are motivated to improve themselves and the unit as a whole.
Off-site drills give us an opportunity to maximize the space available for wide-range cadet activities. Orienteering, working with the state dive team, and special ops are a couple examples of what we can accomplish.
Summer training will be here before you know it. If you need to save money to attend, now is the time to start. Cadets who have been in the program over a year without attending RT will not be allowed to re-enroll.
As soon as the Summer Training schedule is available, it will be posted on our website and cadets will be notified.
Stay tuned for more updates on future drills.