Squadron 80 had a busy weekend starting on 29 June 2019 performing work on the squadron building.  Some of these tasks included painting, removing clutter, cleaning bathrooms (yuk!), hanging a new whiteboard, and overall straightening out of our building.  Out building looks way better than it did before, and our members are enjoying the improvements.  This operation was coordinated by Capt David Hartman and 2d Lt Mary Hartman.  They were assisted by 1st Lt Richard Palm, SM Ondrej Podlaha, SM Kailash Kalidoss, Lt Col Kevin McDowell, 1st Lt Isaac Wilson, and SM Kyle Blow.  Cadet Squadron 36 also provided 3 Senior Members and 12 Cadets.  While this was going on, Capt Steven Swale and Maj George Gadd were up in the mountains performing work on our local repeaters.  The biggest task of all was painting the lobby and the classroom/meeting room which took work on all three days to finish.  Our squadron owes 2d Lt Mary Hartman a very special thank you for taking charge of the painting and for coming in every single day to take care of it.  You took on the biggest task and did an amazing job!  Thank you to Capt David Hartman for organizing this and working all the extra hours! 

Paint paint everywhere, but not a drop to drink!  Squadron 80 dedicated the weekend of 29 June 2019 to improving the squadron building. 
Door to the Communications Room before painting. Squadron 80 dedicated the weekend of 29 June 2019 to improving the squadron building. 
Don’t forget to mask it! Squadron 80 dedicated the weekend of 29 June 2019 to improving the squadron building. 
Door to the communications room after a fresh coat of paint.  Much better! Squadron 80 dedicated the weekend of 29 June 2019 to improving the squadron building. 
The door between the lobby and the classroom looking great in it’s new coat of blue! Squadron 80 dedicated the weekend of 29 June 2019 to improving the squadron building. 
The roller made it much more efficient. Squadron 80 dedicated the weekend of 29 June 2019 to improving the squadron building. 
Bathroom door freshly painted! Squadron 80 dedicated the weekend of 29 June 2019 to improving the squadron building. 
Cadet Squadron 36’s insignia is now framed nicely in the middle of the freshly painted wall. Squadron 80 dedicated the weekend of 29 June 2019 to improving the squadron building. 
The wall is now prepped to receive Squadron 80’s new insignia! Squadron 80 dedicated the weekend of 29 June 2019 to improving the squadron building. 
1st Lt Isaac Wilson making sure the graphic is applied level across the wall. Squadron 80 dedicated the weekend of 29 June 2019 to improving the squadron building. 
1st Lt Isaac Wilson using a squeegee to remove air bubbles and ensuring the graphic is applied evenly. Squadron 80 dedicated the weekend of 29 June 2019 to improving the squadron building. 
1st Lt Isaac Wilson, creator of our squadron insignia, standing proudly in front of his creation on our squadron wall. Squadron 80 dedicated the weekend of 29 June 2019 to improving the squadron building. 
Look at how nice the door frame looks with brand new paint on it! Squadron 80 dedicated the weekend of 29 June 2019 to improving the squadron building. 
Our sectional charts look even better with light blue surrounding them! Squadron 80 dedicated the weekend of 29 June 2019 to improving the squadron building. 
Our classroom/meeting room the day after being painted. Squadron 80 dedicated the weekend of 29 June 2019 to improving the squadron building. 
Squadron 80 during our first meeting in the freshly painted room enjoying the improvements. Squadron 80 dedicated the weekend of 29 June 2019 to improving the squadron building. 

Kyle Blow

2d Lt Kyle Blow is one of the Public Affairs Officers and Historians of San Jose Senior Squadron 80.

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