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NCC Competitor Information

National Cadet Competition 2019 Competitor and Staff Information

Dates for Competition June 27 – July 2, 2019

February 22, 2019

1.  Get Ready for NCC 2019! This website outlines some of the key details for the 2019 NCC.  Region DCPs share this information with your teams.

2.  Leadership. Our NCC Director is Lt Col Robert W. Shaw, CAP, who’ll be assisted by Maj Tom Miller as Deputy Director for Operations and Maj Lee Tallier as Deputy Director for Support. Senior members and cadets are needed to serve as marshals, judges and staff support. To volunteer for staff, please contact us at ncc@capnhq.gov.

3.  Logistics.

a.  Schedule Overview:

Tues 25 Jun

Wed 26 Jun

Thurs 27 Jun 

Fri 28 Jun 

Sat 29 Jun -
Mon 1 Jul

Tue 2 Jul

Command Staff travel

Staff Travel

Team travel 

Team travel & welcome brief

Competitive events, award ceremony & AE Activity

Travel

b.  Location: Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.  

c.  Region Participation: Each Region is invited to send two teams of six cadets and two escorts. 

d. Uniform of the Day: Cadets will be in the “blues” uniform during a majority of the activity. “Blues” means short-sleeved, open collar, otherwise known as Class B as described in CAPM 39-1 para 1.2.1.1. BDUs are not needed. However, ensure you have appropriate athletic gear as indicated below in para 8.b. Escorts and spectators are requested to wear “blues,” “aviator” or “polo” combinations. 

e.  Cadet Staff should bring “blues”, PT, ABU’s or BDU’s. Senior Staff are requested to wear “blues,” “aviator” or “polo” combinations based on duty assignment.

f.  Casual wear permitted after hours.

4.  Planning Milestones & Registration Procedures

Task

Due

Date

Process

Notes

Wing and Region Competition Date and Information needed

1 Feb

Wing and Region/CP email ncc@capnhq.gov

Each Wing and Region are required to advise if they are holding a competition. We need a response advising YES or NO. Information needed:

Date of Competition, Contact person and contact information, website where competition information is posted or where it is advertised, Announcement Letter for the competition.

If you need a staff member from NCC to attend your competition please let us know well in advance so we may be able to send someone.

Region Registration

15 Apr

Region/CP email ncc@capnhq.gov

Indicate how many teams the Region will send (0, 1, or 2). If fewer than two teams, please let us know as early as possible so another region can get a third team to participate.

Escort Registration

1 May

Lead escort complete online registration

Register via eServices and fill in additional information forms.   Indicate two senior escorts per team (lead and assistant).  Escorts must have driving privileges indicated on their 101 card.  The privilege(s) must be the same as the vehicle they are tasked to drive (typically 7/8 pax and/or 12 pax passenger vans).

Final
CAPP 60-75 Posted

1 May

NCC Staff post online

 

Webinar #1

16 May Time to be advised

NHQ will provide access code to escorts by 14 May

Informational webinar; 1 escort per team is expected to participate. Will include a Q & A.

Cadet Registration

15 May

Cadets complete        online registration

Cadets register themselves online via eServices.  Team lead fills in additional data forms for 6 competing cadets, identifies Team Cadet Commander, and identifies the elective events in which each cadet would like to participate. Meal Selections for the Awards Dinner are on the Team Registration Form. Located on NCC webpage.

Travel Itinerary

1 Jun

Team Lead provides via dropbox

Team Lead provides detailed itinerary, ticket confirmations, etc. via dropbox file submission link https://goo.gl/oYx52J.

Spectator Registration

15 Jun

Banquet and Awards complete online registration

All spectators are welcome, but those who want to attend the Banquet and Awards Ceremony must complete online registration and meal selection via Eventbrite link. Tickets cost of $27.00. Only ticketed members will be admitted to Apollo Room for Awards Ceremony. Meal selection to be selected at this time.

Webinar #2

12 Jun Time to be advised

NHQ will provide access code to escorts by 9 Jun

Informational webinar; each Team Cadet Commander and 1 escort per team is expected to participate.

CPFT Waiver Requests

16 Jun

Send CPFT Medical Waiver Requests to NCC Staff

Use CAPP 60-50, Attachment 2 with doctor certification, if applicable using dropbox file submission link https://goo.gl/oYx52J.

5.  Travel to Wright State University

a.  Airfare Policy. Each team will be responsible for purchasing their own airfare to Dayton International Airport, Dayton Ohio (DAY) as primary and Columbus, Ohio (CMH) as an alternate. To minimize the financial burden on members/regions, NHQ will reimburse airfare, airport parking & baggage fees up to $2,700.00 per team (6 cadets and 2 escorts). Legible, dated receipts with name of traveler and paid amount must be provided for reimbursement.  Reimbursements will be made to the individual that paid for the ticket. We do not pay for tickets that use any type miles or other rewards points to secure the ticket. Also, CAP does not reimburse flight change fees, insurance, business, reimbursable, or first class tickets or upgrades, such as extra room. Airline tickets must be purchased at least 21 days before the date of travel.  Upload documents to https://goo.gl/oYx52J.  Teams must arrive at Dayton International Airport (DAY) as primary and Columbus, Ohio (CMH) as an alternate between 1200 on Jun 27th and 1900 on Jun 28th.  Any exceptions must be coordinated with NCC staff prior to purchasing tickets.  CAP will arrange ground transportation to Wright State University. If a team will be traveling from outside the continental United States, NHQ will work to provide additional cost offset. Upload documents to https://goo.gl/oYx52J.

b.  Driving Policy. Teams located within 500 miles will drive to Wright State University. Teams outside 500 miles may drive if approved by NCC staff. CAP will reimburse fuel costs and 1 overnight stay (4 rooms maximum—1 for each escort and 2 rooms shared by cadets) to and from NCC. Upload documents to https://goo.gl/oYx52J.

c.  Arrival & Departure Information.

Flying: Arrival and departure airport is Dayton International Airport (DAY) primary and Columbus International Airport (CMH) alternate. Command Staff arrives Jun 25, General Staff (seniors and cadets) arrive Jun 26th, Teams arrive Jun 27th starting around 1200 and 28th up to 1900. Departures for General staff and teams is Jul 2nd and command staff Jul 3rd. Pick up location will be advised. 

Driving: Command Staff arrives Jun 25th; General Staff (seniors and cadets) arrive Jun 26th. Teams arrive Jun 27th starting around 1200 and 28th up to 1900. Departure for general staff and teams is Jul 2nd and command staff Jul 3rd. 

Travel Itinerary: Upload your travel itinerary via our NCC Dropbox submission link https://goo.gl/oYx52J.  Travel itineraries and receipt must be uploaded to https://goo.gl/oYx52J. Please note: CAP does not reimburse flight change fees, insurance, business, reimbursable, or first class tickets or upgrades, such as extra room. Airline tickets must be purchased at least 21 days before the date of travel. Reimbursement will occur as quickly as possible after submission. If this creates significant challenges, please notify Lt Col Robert Shaw directly at rshaw@cap.gov or Lt Col Phyllis Griffin at pgriffin212@verizon.net, the Finance Officer. 

6.  Lodging, Meals & Ground Transportation at Wright State University

a.  Ground Transportation. NCC will provide ground transportation from the airport to Wright State University for all teams and registered Staff Members. Spectators are encouraged to rent a vehicle at the airport. No spectator transportation will be provided.

b.  Lodging. Teams (2 escorts and 6 cadets) will be lodged at the Wright State University at no charge. 

Spectator families, mentors and visitors units, wings or regions will need to make hotel arrangements on their own. The Fairfield Inn Dayton/Fairborn, Hampton Inn Dayton/Fairborn, Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn, Red Roof Inn Dayton/Fairborn, Homewood Suites Dayton/Fairborn and Wingate Dayton/Fairborn are an easy 5-minute drive to Wright State University and several restaurants are within walking distance.

c.  Meals. Teams will eat at the university dining facility and the meals are provided. Spectators will need to make their own arrangements and may be able to eat at the university dining hall for a fee.

d.  Dinner/Buffet & Award Ceremony. All spectators are invited to a dinner and award ceremony on Monday 1 July at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $27.00 and are available for purchase online through NCC Eventbrite registration link. Team members and escorts do not have to purchase tickets.  Registration closes on 15 June.

Meal Selection:

  1. Chicken Marsala, Pan seared with shallots, mushrooms, and a marsala demi glaze
  2. Yankee Pot Roast, slow braised top round of beef
  3. Spice Rubbed Pork Loin, slow roasted with bourbon pan sauce
  4. Grilled Salmon, fresh atlantic salmon filet with sweet chili onion glaze

7.  Events

a.  Indoor Posting of Colors – 4 cadet team

b.  Outdoor Posting of Colors – 3 cadet team

c.  Standard Drill – 4 cadet team

d.  Written Exam

e.  Cadet Physical Fitness Test - Athletic Equipment. (per CAPP 60-50 with modifications outlined in CAPP 60-75)

f.  Uniform Inspection

g.  Robotics -3 cadet team

h. UAS – 6 cadet team, (4 cadets written exam, 2 cadets drone flying), BETA Test

i.  Panel Quiz - 4 cadet team

j.  Team Leadership Project - 4 cadet team

k.  Pre-Competition Service Project, with oral defense – 2 cadet team

8.  Miscellaneous Operational Matters

a.  Color Guard Equipment. For the teams’ travel convenience, NCC will provide flags, poles, flag stands, drill rifles, web belts, and flag carriers. DO NOT BRING RIFLES TO THE COMPETITION. DO NOT BRING RIFLES TO THE COMPETITION.

b.  Athletic Equipment. Teams must provide their own athletic apparel. Only running shoes/sneakers may be worn during the physical fitness events (no boots). NCC will provide water and snacks.

c.  CPFT Medical Limitations. Cadets who have medical limitations affecting the CPFT must submit/upload their Waiver Request using CAPP 60-50, Attachment 2, via our NCC Dropbox submission link https://goo.gl/oYx52J.  Reference: Draft CAPP 60-75, 2-5c.

d.  Robotics Event. Each Team will need to supply their own Robot and Programmable Calculator. The model numbers will be advised. These can be supplied by the squadron, group, wing or region. This way you will have time to be familiar with them prior to the event.

Equipment. Team will need to provide their own robotic vehicle and calculators. To be competitive in this event, teams will of course need to obtain their own robot kit ($99 via smallrobot.com) and graphing calculator ($60), and practice at the squadron prior to NCC. Suggested graphing calculators are referenced in the robot manual.

e.  UAS Event. This activity promotes STEM learning through two activities; 1) Written test covering subjects contained in the FAA’s Remote Pilot Written Exam (Part 107) and 2) Indoor, RC, line of sight flying of a basic quadcopter.  The intent is for all 6 team members to participate; four team members take the written exam and two other team members fly the quadcopter.

Written Exam - The written exam is a multiple choice test, where the cadet has 60 minutes to answer 50 questions covering topics from the FAA’s Airman Certification Standards for Remote Pilot (FAA-S-ACS-10A).

Equipment. Team will be provided their own UAS vehicle and batteries.   The teams will compete with Hubsan X-4 drone acquired from NHQ through the AE STEM Kit.  No modifications are permitted to the drone or controller.  Teams are permitted to purchase their own replacement batteries and propellers provided they are exactly the same as the original batteries (in mah) and propellers (in length and pitch).  Teams may purchase upgraded battery chargers (such as the type which charge 6 batteries at once) and battery voltage checkers at their own expense and discretion.  Teams must fly with the blade protection accessory attached.

9.  Required Forms

Below are a list of required forms to be uploaded via our NCC Dropbox submission link https://goo.gl/oYx52J.

1.  Electronic CAPF 60-81 - download your online CAPF 60-81 (formerly CAPF 31) from eServices, print the last page, sign and have a parent or guardian sign it. Upload to the above link.

2.  Wright State Hold Harmless Agreement - download the hold harmless agreement, get appropriate signatures and Upload to the above link and bring original with you.

3.  Team Info Worksheet

4.  CAPF 160

5.  CAPF 161

6.  Medical Waiver (if applicable) using CAPP 60-50 (formerly CAPP 52-18), Attachment 2.

//SIGNED//                                                                                                    //SIGNED//

WENDY HAMILTON                                                                                     ROBERT W. SHAW, Lt Col, CAP

Program Manager, National Cadet Special Activities                                   Director, National Cadet Competition

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