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JBLM Airshow and Warrior Expo

2023 JBLM Air Warrior Expo


Open until Full, or 7 July

Registration for CAP's support of the 2023 JBLM Air Warrior Expo (JAWE) July 14-16 weekend is now open.  We are in need of 90 cadets (must be 15 years or older) and 30 SM.  


WHEN/WHERE: Fri 14 July 1730 ( arrive having had dinner).  We will unpack and set up camp and meet with base personnel.  Weekend ends and pick up Sunday 16 July at  approximately 1800.     Your command base and check in/out will be at WAWG CAP HQ on McChord Air Force Base :  307 Pitsenbarger Blvd, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  (McChord Field Exit 125 off I-5)


As we continue to re-open from the pandemic, CAP is being called upon to fill a gap in volunteers for this unique and exciting community event where the JAWE is several hundred volunteers short this year.  You will have the opportunity to offer both our help to support this program as well as enjoying the Expo all weekend long.  See the below links for the Air Show information as well as where we are helping. 




WHAT:  CAP has been asked to support the JAWE Airshow at their food concessions selling lite food items (ie: beverages/ice cream).  We will have two 5 hour shifts (0800-1300 & 1300-1800) both Saturday and Sunday.  We will run 4 fully supplied concession booths/tents with 10 cadets and 1-2 SM in each.  When you are not helping at the booth you will enjoy and explore the Air Show and exhibits with your fellow CAP members.  CAP will also have a static display of CAP aircraft on the ramp where we will need two shifts of 2 cadets to talk to visitors about our CAP program.  Billeting will be at WAWG CAP HQ in both a tent city (personal tents/shared tents) and in the HQ building.  (Wingman and Cadet Protection Protocols will be in place.) You will receive a packing list  and final email 2 weeks prior to the event.  Members are encouraged to carpool and discuss this event with their commanders if you have any questions.  POC are also listed in this email to answer any questions. 

  • Concessions:  Selling and serving lite food service items to the public

  • Recruiting: interactions with aviation-oriented audience from across WA state

  • CAP aircraft static display:  Stand alongside our CAP pilots, talk to visitors at our CAP aircraft and represent CAP and our community 

  • General Support: other tasks as needed such as drivers, cleanup and tear down

WHO:  Senior Members and Cadets 15 and older who have completed their Curry Award may register.  We need 90 cadets and 30 Senior Members.  (You will be assigned your duty at check in with your schedule and briefing.)  Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) will hold a required food handlers certification (free) and Safety Brief on Friday evening.    



This covers HQ logistics and food, including breakfast at DFAC


BREAKFAST:  All members will use the DFAC for breakfast


LUNCH: Lunch for concession volunteers is through a script/voucher to purchase lunch at one of the food vendors.  Lunch for non concession volunteers will be at CAP HQ.  


DINNER: Saturday is at WAWG HQ:  Chik Fil A nuggets, assorted salads and beverages


SNACKS: WAWG HQ will also have lite grab and go items, water/gatorade/snacks all day, evening treats, all weekend in the kitchen   


WHY:  Support your Armed Services and all they do- they have asked for and need our help.  You will be at the McChord airfield and have an awesome viewing of the exhibition flyers, fields and hangars of static displays, booths, booths and more booths to explore branches of service, careers and meet and greet with pilots and experts throughout the aviation industry each day.  You will be right at the action when the Air Force Thunderbirds perform overhead and represent CAP and our commitment to serving our communities.  


HOW TO REGISTER:  Use the usual and customary Reg Fox sign up (you will have forms on reg fox that upload) AND bring the CAP health forms and the Gratuitous Service Agreement forms with you (if you are a minor this must be signed by parent or guardian.) Blue underlined are active links. 


1) Civil Air Patrol General Registration/ REGISTER  HERE (please use your WAWG email (check spelling) and minors will include a parent email and parent phone number).  This is the regular sign up process we use for our activities.  CAP requires hard copy health forms- for reference in event of an emergency- these are attached-please print, sign and bring with you to check in


2)  Signed Gratuitous Service Agreement -JAWE GRATUITOUS SERVICE AGREEMENT  if a minor must be signed by parent or guardian and brought with you to check in. This form is required by the JAWE.  


Please look at your calendars carefully prior to registering and committing!


ORGANIZED BY:  McChord Composite Squadron and Southwest Group


WHERE: Your base command HQ Check In/Out is at :  CAP WAWG HQ on McChord Air Force Base :  307 Pitsenbarger Blvd, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA   (McChord Field Exit 125 off I-5)



  • Major Victoria Wonser 360-490-7757  (Event Commander)

  • Major Michael Moore 206-708-4497

  • 2d Lt Susie Fenberg 253-363-6725* Event Coordinator

  • Lt Deana Johnson 253-686-1935* Event Coordinator and Staff Nurse





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