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HISTORY OF WYOMING WING
CIVIL AIR PATROL
AUXILIARY OF THE
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

1 January 2015- 31 December 2015

ii

HISTORY
of
WYOMING WING
CIVIL AIR PATROL
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

Prepared By
Capt Jerry W. Cowles, CAP
Wing Historian

H. Kenneth Johnston II

Reviewed By
Col Harold Ken Johnston, CAP
Wyoming Wing Commander

Wyoming Wing Headquarters
Warren Air Force Base
Wyoming

iii

Wyoming Squadron Map

.. In 1865, this region was given the name Wyoming after the Wyoming Valley
in Pennsylvania. The Wyoming Territory was established on 25 July 1868
from portions of Oregon Territory, Nebraska Territory as well as from Dakota
Territory. It was admitted to the Union on July 10, 1890 because of women
suffrage.
Wyoming is the 10th largest and least populous state of the country

iv

FORWARD
PREFACE


Electronic record keeping can be a veritable forest and wealth of information. WYWG
Historian scoured through documents at WYWG HQ coping images from documents, wing magazines, old photos, trophies stuck in the basement and ventured to Casper to inspect the reported
CAP museum at Casper Airport. Newspapers abound but they have very little to say about Wyoming Wing unless you are interested in Bomber Mountain just south of Cloud Peak in the Big
Horn Mtns. Annuals 16 from State Archives relates the life of WYWG under State Civil Defense
authority centered mostly around Cheyenne and Casper as training centers for bomber crews and
transportation of airframes to northwestern states.
Search and Rescue roles were carried out by Casper Army Airfield now the home of City of Bar
Nunn.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

VOLUME I-NARRATIVE
Title Page..........................................................................................................................................iii
Frontpiece....................................................................................................................................... iiii
Preface............................................................................................................................................. v
Table of Contents.............................................................................................................................vi
List of Illustrations...........................................................................................................................vii
Chronology............................................................................................................................ viii
Executive Summary.......................................................................................................................... x
CHAPTER I-INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................... 1
CHAPTER II-AEROSPACE EDUCATION.......................................................................................... 4
CHAPTERIII-CADET PROGRAMS................................................................................................... 5
CHAPTER IV-OPERATIONS............................................................................................................. 7
CHAPTER V-USAF-CAPLIASION ACTIVITIES................................................................................. 9
CHAPTER VIGOVERNMENT RELATIONS........................................................................................ 9
APPENDIX I.................................................................................................................................... 10
APPENDIX II................................................................................................................................... 11
APPENDIX III ................................................................................................................................. 12
APPENDIX IV ................................................................................................................................. 13
APPENDIX V................................................................................................................................... 15
GLOSSARY.................................................................................................................................... 32
LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS........................................................................................... 33
INDEX ............................................................................................................................................ 34
VOLUME 11 -SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

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Figure

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Page

1. Location of Wyoming Wing Units..................................................................................................ii
2. WYWG COV CHART.................................................................................................................... 8
3. Financial Pie Chart...................................................................................................................... 9
4. ENCAMPMENT Graduation and Obstacle Course................................................................... 16
5. CSTAR, NCO, CAA, INSTRUCTORS......................................................................................... 17
6. SPAATZ CADET USAF MAJOR................................................................................................. 18
7. Royal Canadian Air Cadet League Crest................................................................................... 19
8. CAP 4944 RTB.......................................................................................................................... 19
9. RCLS......................................................................................................................................... 20
10. National Blue Beret................................................................................................................. 20
11. WYWG SQUADRON PATCHES............................................................................................... 21
12. ORGANIZATIONAL CHART CAP ............................................................................................ 22
13. CAP CIVIL DEFENSE LETTER 9 DEC 1941............................................................................ 23
14. CIVIL DEFENSE ADMIN ORDER #9........................................................................................ 24
15. CHEYENNE SQUADRON CALENDAR.................................................................................... 25
16. HART 2015.............................................................................................................................. 26
17. RMR COMMANDER COL BOST............................................................................................. 26
18. TROPHIES............................................................................................................................... 27
19. CAP BANNER.......................................................................................................................... 27
20 CAPT DJ SADLER OBITUARY................................................................................................ 28
21 Col Betty Cash......................................................................................................................... 29
22. CAPT NELS NELSON LETTER................................................................................................ 30
22. CAP MEMORABILIA CASPER MUSEUM............................................................................... 31
23. GLOSSARY............................................................................................................................. 32
24. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS.................................................................................................. 33
25. INDEX...................................................................................................................................... 34

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List of Chronology 2015

January
17

15-m- 0026A

LOST PERSON DEAVER

February
5
11

15–M 0057A
15-M-0065A

MISSING PERSON DOUGLAS
MISSING COUPLE WORLAND

March
11-13
21-22
28
15-T-7360

RESPOND WYOMING
TLC/OPERATION WHITE STRIPE
TIS TRAINING

April
11
24-26
15-T-8044

CHECK PILOT TRAINING
SAREX

May
4-9
INLAND SAR SCHOOL
CHEYENNE
16
15-T-8896
CONSTANT WATCH COM EXERCISE
25
RMR REGION CADET LEADERSHIP SCHOOL
HELENA MT
June
6
6-7
15-M-0303
7-12
8
10
15-M-0303
12-15
25-28
15-T-9729

G1000 SCHOOL SHERIDAN
REGION STAFF COLLEGE
TOP (TEACHER FLIGHTS)

AFA
CHEYENNE

WYWG CONFERENCE
CASPER
GROUND TEAM SAREX CASPER

July
3
15-M-0373A
11-12
POWERED ORIENTATION FLIGHTS
SHERIDAN
30
WYWG ENCAMPMENT CAMP GUERNSEY STARTS
August
1-9
ENCAMPMENT CONTINUES
15-16
WING COMPLIANCE INSPECTION
17 15-M-0373A
21-23
15-T-11478 SAREX BIG PINEY
25 15-M-0513A
27-30
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
September
viii

October
20 15-M-0648A
31
COMMANDERS CONFERENCE
FT. WARREN AFB
November
1
COMMANDERS CONFERENCE ENDS
7
THERMOPOLIS AIRPORT GRAND OPENNING
13-15 HART LETHBRIDGE, AB
20-21
CSTAR-CAA AND NCOA
FT. WH HARRISON MT
21
15-T-3721
TABLETOP SAREX
21 15-M-0723A
23 15-M-0729A
24 15-M-073
December
6

15-M-0743A

12

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA

Chronology compiled from WYWG calendar, WYWG ES LtCol Mike Carlson
and WYWG Historian personal calendars

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Executive summary

WYOMING WING has had a busy year with training, missions, encampment, receiving a new
vehicle and aircraft, utilizing aircraft and their capabilities on thirteen missions for search and rescue, two orientation ride weekends, one ground team training mission, Mountain Fury and G1000
class, ground team basics, flying Teachers Orientation Program, Honoring Allies and Remembering Together in Alberta Canada with 10 representatives, wing conference and the various check
rides needed for mission pilots and check pilots to maintain proficiency. Communications under
Constant Watch training mission illustrated how much further WYWG needed to go to be effective.
Several members partook of the Inland SAR school offered by Homeland Security at Cheyenne
learning additional insights into IC steps for a successful conclusion. Select members displayed
an information booth at Respond Wyoming passing out pamphlets with operational stem kits;
robotic and flight simulator along with videos of CAP life. Commanders attended a conference in
Cheyenne and CAP members attended the formal opening of Hot Springs County Airport. Cadets continually train at CSTAR, RCLS or Operation White Stripe,TLC(seniors) and RSC(seniors).
CAP honored our veterans with VFW and Wreaths Across America programs and by participating
in 4th of July celebration activities.
Constant training by all members of Civil Air Patrol represent a commitment and dedication to
serving our communities, state and our nation. The equipment is utilized and maintained for
instant deployment when the need arises and personnel perform as best they can under circumstances that can be hazardous. We demonstrated to the public of our need for more personnel
and we have shown the way to help each other and our nation. The procurement of additional
airframes (one delivered in 2015 and one in 2016) and repair of existing one was a necessary
step as more pilots and aircrews are being recruited. A Cessna airframe is slatted for Cloud
Peak Composite Squadron (2016) to expand our flexibility for rapid deployment for any mission
in addition to one based at Cheyenne. Additional extended van was requested to replace a high
mileage van. Communications is undergoing an upgrade and reconfiuration as members retire or
move to adjourning states. Schools such as NESA, TLC, RSC, RCLS, CSTAR are long distance
travels and some require out of state locations. The melding of personnel and technology into
interactive positions will require more time OJT.
Cloud Peak Composite Squadron has reached out to local BSA troop and a joint charter is in
progress. Enrollment was dropping however 492 EMS Composite Squadron, Laramie Valley
Composite Squadron, Capt Michael Walker Composite Squadron, Powder River Composite
Squadron and Yellowstone Regional Composite Squadron have or are in the process of
expansion both in cadet and senior members. YRCS has reached out to North West College
outreach program to teach external aerospace education to age range of 5-14 years old with a
request for another class next year.
Major Tim Anderson relieved Major Aaron Seng of command at Cheyenne Composite Squadron
04 November 2015 and Capt Michael S. Walker Memorial Composite Squadron’s LtCol Dennis
Cornell was relieved by LtCol James Hawley 30 November 2015.

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Chapter I- Introduction
Wyoming Wing History
A
Narrative
Civil Air Patrol was created nation wide by a stroke of a pen 1 December 1941 and W.I. Walker
became the first wing commander as ordered by Governor Nels Smith utilizing private aircraft
to patrol forest and highways. February 24 1942 from locations of Cheyenne, Rock Springs,
Laramie, Sheridan, New Castle, and Cody where 8 pilots could also participate in air crash
recovery, however submarine chasing and target towing were not possible. April 29 1943 Office
of Civilian Defense lost CAP which was placed under the War Department. Interest in CAP
waned and Wyoming became the only state in the union with no wing by July 1944. Casper and
Rock Springs re-emerged as squadrons having both senior and cadet members under Col Albert
Dickinson leadership of WYWG by December 1944. That was then, this is now:
Wyoming is the 10th largest state within the United States with the least population scattered
over vast distances being serviced by the least amount of Civil Air Patrol personnel of any wing
within the Rocky Mountain Region. WYWG had 38 commanders with Col Harold “Ken” Johnston
serving currently until February of 2017.
Currently WYWG has 7 composite squadrons and 3 senior squadrons composed of 170 senior
members: 5 legislative members, 2 members of 50-year service, 2 cadet sponsors and 2
patrons. WYWG has 89 cadets. WYWG utilizes 10 vehicles and 7 aircraft flown by 23 vfr pilots,
6 instructor pilots, 19 mission pilots, 4 check pilots, 6 mission check pilots, 13 o-ride pilots, 47
mission observers, 64 mission scanners and 2 aerial photographers overseen by 9 flight release
officers. WYWG currently has 5 ground team leaders and 3 mission chaplains and 53 driver
licenses. WYWG aided in 4 finds and 4 saves in 2015. WYWG was awarded the Disaster Relief
Mission Award at National Conference in Orlando 29 Aug 2015
Senior members (22) have achieved level 1, (9) level 2, (1) level 3 and 6 Yeager awards presenting
a 93.79% of membership (108) members at level 1, (18) at level 2, (9) at level 3, (8) at level 4, and
(8) at level 5.
Wyoming had an annual growth rate for seniors of -2.94%, 10.11% for cadets with overall
percentage of 1.86%. WYWG is currently evaluating in Cheyenne Civil Air Patrol Composite
Squadron a more structured scheduling which allows leaders to monitor time the squadron
uses in each facet required in addition a separate training flight to introduce new cadets in basic
instruction for their first advancement. This instituted change occurred in 2014 under the joint
direction of Major Seng and Major Heaberlin and is being considered by other squadrons in
WYWG.
WYWG morns our departed members:
Col Betty Cash- WYWG commander- Douglas (24 November 2015) 50 Year
Capt DJ Sadler- Cloud Peak Composite Safety Officer (21 January 2016)
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SHORT HISTORY
Laramie Valley Composite Squadron leaders:

Capt Mark Watson 2003-2007
1st lt Mike Gross 2007-2008

Maj Randy Schien 2008 feb-aug

Capt Vance Hoyt 2008-2010

Capt James Ackerson 2010-2011

Col Stan Skrabut 2011-2014

Capt Christopher Gross 2014-present

YELLOWSTONE REGIONAL COMPOSITE
SQUADRON LEADERS




Orginally named CODY CADET SQUADRON 2003-2012
Major BJ Carlson 07January 2004-13 November 2012
1st Lt Tera Cowles 13November 2012 TO PRESENT

CLOUD PEAK COMPOSITE SQUADRON LEADERS




Major John Todd relieved in 2013
1st Lt David Gopperton 2013-5 April 2014
1st Lt Ian Lydic 5 April 2014 to present

POWDER RIVER COMPOSITE SQUADRON LEADERS

Major Greg Schreurs 10 July 2007-04 September 2014


1st Lt Kenneth Dyk 04 September 2014-to present

492 EMS COMPOSITE SQUADRON LEADERS





Roy Baughman 28 June 2007-20 December 2010
LtCol Rick Fawcett 20 December 2010-10 November 2014
Roy Baughman 10 November -10 June 2015
1st Lt Joseph Feiler 10 June 2015- present

CAPT M.S. WALKER COMPOSITE SQUADRON LEADERS
LtCol Dennis Cornell 09 November 2012-30 November 2015



Maj James Hawley 30 November 2015 to present

TETON SENIOR SQUADRON LEADERS

Capt Bill Jepsen 01 February 2005, 2007, 08 Feb 2008-01 Feb 2015


1st Lt Steven Foster 01 Februry 2015-present

CHEYENNE COMPOSITE SQUADRON LEADERS

Maj Aaron Seng 27 March 2013- 04 November 2015


Maj Tim Anderson 04November 2015-present

SUBLETTE COUNTY SENIOR SQUADRON LEADERS
2




1stLt Alex Heil 18 September 2013-05 Oct 2015
2nd Lt John Douglas 05 October 2015-present

COWLEY EXCELENTES SENIOR SQUADRON LEADER


Capt Charles Moore 29 May 2014- present

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Chapter II - Aerospace Education
WING STAFF

Major Robert Griese DAE

Internal Aerospace is taught to both senior and cadet members ranging from AEX to modular
courses explaining with hands on experiments from Rocketry Badge program to fundamentals
of flight involving airfoils to parachutes. Stem kits of Rockets, Flight Simulator, First Scope,
Robotics, and MARC units’ challenge cadets as well as seniors with the world around them. WY
Friday,
 October
 2 3,
 2 01 5
 at
 1 in flight dynamics to reach
Encampment utilized the Styrofoam Goddard rockets for an exercise :35:28
 PM
 M ountain
 Daylight
 Time
designated targets. Paper rockets powered by air pressure however failed from malfunction of the
air Subject: Captain
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compressor. Capt M. S. Walker
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 30,
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Date:
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External Aerospace advanced with actual involvement with North West College inviting kids aged
To:
Jerry
 C classroom setting learning flight fundamentals with paper gliders, colored paper
5 and older into a owles
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CHAPTER III CADET PROGRAMS
WING STAFF

WING DIRECTOR OF CADET PROGRAMS

LTCOL BJ CARLSON

NARRATIVE

Operation White Stripe Casper Armory
21-22 March 2015

First ever Operation White Stripe took place in Casper, which was geared
toward cadet advancement. Curriculum offered was Character Development (wingman course),
drill practice, group study time for Aerospace, Leadership, and Physical Training through Saturday.
Sunday was committed to testing in AE, Leadership, Drill and PT. 30 cadets’ participated with
10 cadets promoted with several completing portions of requirements for future promotion. In
addition Training Leaders of Cadets was simultaneously conducted, training 12 senior members
and one repeat member utilizing 5 instructors. This session as with Operation White Stripe were
well received and future classes will be forth coming.
Wing Conference Casper Parkway Inn
13-14 June 2015

The number of cadets reached 16 and the cadets planned the schedule with
hands-on activities following classroom instruction. A color guard composed of cadets posted and
retrieved colors at opening and closing of banquet.
Ground Team Training
25-28 June 2015

Participating squadrons from Casper, Cody, and Gillette sent cadets as well
as senior members. The mission status prevented more members from participating requiring
completion of level 1 and CAPT 116 along with a training track.
Powered Orientation Flights Sheridan
11-12 July 2015

A much-appreciated event by cadets despite crosswind curtailment after 9
cadets had flights out of 27 cadets on Saturday, 5 cadets flew on Sunday. Character Development
was taught during the waiting time for flights along with basic first aid and AE lessons.
WY Encampment Camp Guernsey
1-9 August 2015
Staff reported for duty 30 July 2015 consisting of 7 WY SM, 9 WY Cadets from Cody, Sheridan,
Gillette, Laramie, and Casper squadrons. Encampment had a student enrollment of 24 cadets
from WY (Cody-2, Casper-5, Cheyenne-5, Sheridan-4 and Gillette-5). Graduating class consisted
of 22 cadets from the 24-cadet field. One cadet required medical treatment and the other had
behavioral issues.
Honoring Allies and Remembering Together Lethbridge Alberta Canada

14-15 November 2015
WY cadets (WY075-4, WY078-2, WY069-2 and WY072-1) performed alongside regional
squadron cadets from Utah, Colorado, Idaho, and Montana with cadets from Air Cadet League of
Canada enthralling spectators from by an exchange of wreaths to Silver Cross Moms and RMR
representatives. Competitive volleyball between countries and drill offs concluded the ceremony.

5

Casper Sarex
21-22 November 2015
The training held in Casper had 1 cadet attend with senior members from WY075-2, WY078-1,
WY069- 1 supervising.
CSTAR Helena Ft. WH Harrison
20-22 November 2015
Cadets from Cody, Gillette and Sheridan attended Airman and NCO academies with graduates
donning the shoulder cord and holding their graduation certificates.
Other Cadet Activities for 2015
NCSA-1 Blue Beret, Flight Academy – 1, Hawk Mountain -1 and Advanced Technologies
Academy- 1
WYCAC
Cadets connected for several monthly meetings from September2014-June 2015 via
teleconference and had face-face at WY Wing Conference.
Compliance Inspection

15-16 August 2015
WY Wing held CI with Cadet Programs receiving successful rating with no areas of concern or
discrepancies.
Cadet Advancement:
Curry completion 88.89%, Wright 31, Earhart 4, Mitchell 10, Eaker 2, Spaatz 0. Curry Vouchers
20 cadets received and processed by Vanguard.

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CHAPTER IV OPERATIONS

WING STAFF
OPERATIONS OFFICER

MAJOR GREG SCHREURS

WING STAFF
EMERGENCY SERVICES OFFICER
LTCOL MIKE CARLSON
WYWG operations are field testing IPad program XWING PRO and received word VIRB camera
system will be deployed in 2016. Additional aircrafts having G1000 navigation system will arrive
by December 2015 and early 2016.

AIR OPERATIONS
WING STAFF

Col William Morton

WYWG airframes N6524N, N353CP, N344CA, N261CP, N294CP, N9935E, AND N702CP
587 sorties at 861.7 pilot hours averaging 152.7 hours per aircraft with average aircraft of 5.7
Cadet Orientation Rides 11
Teacher Orientation Program 7
WY Aircraft utilization a- 824.7 hours, b-454.6 hours.

TRANSPORTATION

WING STAFF
Transportation Officer

Major Mike Heaberlin

NARRATIVE
The WYWING Transportation Department is maintaining a fleet of vehicles through vehicle
maintenance officers throughout 2015. WYWG Transportation is replacing one vehicle due to
high maintenance cost and mileage for Yellowstone Regional Composite Squadron. Two vehicles
traveled to Lethbridge Alberta Canada for the HART Ceremony. The vehicles have travelled many
miles for SAREX, TLC, Operation White Stripe, ELT training with air operations, Wing Conference,
O-rides, ground team training, and of course Encampment. Total mileage is 67797 driven 4640
hours for 1674 times.

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Retrieved from michael.heaberlin@att.net
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CHAPTER V - USAF-CAPLIASION ACTIVITIES
CHAPTER VI – GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
WING STAFF
Government Relations Advisor
COL HK Johnston
GOVERNMENT OFFICER
COL WILLIAM MORTON
NARRATIVE
Maintenance for aircraft has been moved to Air Force funding and State of Wyoming Military
Department continues to provide needed funding for internal programs.
Finances Calendar Year 2015
Income
Expenses

Budget
216000
216000

Actual
276000
231000

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APPENDIX I
LINEAGE AND HONORS DATA – 2015
Unit Designation:
Location:
Higher Headquarters:

Commander:
Vice Commander:
Attached Units Disbanded:
Aircraft Assigned:
Awards and Decorations:




C/LtCol Brent Miller
50 Years of Service
Col Jacquelyn L Floyd 001
LtCol David C Pierce 059

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APPENDIX II
2015 AWARDS

SENIOR
Congressional Gold Medal
Bernice Grosjean MTWG Afton, WY
Exceptional Service Award
Commander’s Commendation
Achievement Award
CADET
Cadet of Year
Brent Miller

RMR-WY-078

Commander’s Commendation
General Carl A. Spaatz Award
General Ira C. Eaker Award
Brent Miller

RMR-WY 078

Amelia Earhart Award
Justus M Nelson
Tasha R McKelvey

RMR-WY-059
RMR WY-075

Billy Mitchell Award
Irene A Murphree
Sarah Alice Wood
Jonathan E. Thiel
Joshua M L Thiel

RMR-WY-069
RMR-WY-069
RMR-WY-072
RMR-WY 078

Wright Brothers Award
Jason D Eberhart
Ryan T Leach
Luke A Miller
Joshua A Reyes-Meiring
Harmin Bilyeu
Caeden Q Reeves
Bryce K Bienz
Parker A Knerr
Sierra L Penrod
Ryan A Baum
Kavan Wolfe Bede
Briannon Rebecca Marcus

RMR-WY-000
RMR-WY-066
RMR-WY-066
RMR-WY-066
RMR-WY-069
RMR-WY-069
RMR-WY-072
RMR-WY-072
RMR-WY-072
RMR-WY-078
RMR-WY-078
RMR-WY-078
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APPENDIX III
WYOMING WING COMMANDERS
Maj W. Dillard Walker.............................................................................. 1 Dec 1941 to 31 Aug 1943
Maj Robert S. King, Jr.......................................................................... 31 Aug 1943 to 14 Mar 1944
Lt Col Albert W. Dickinson, Jr..............................................................28 Dec 1944 to 20 May 1946
Maj William V. Brinegar........................................................................ 20 May 1946 to 14 May 1947
Col Allen H. Chaffee............................................................................ 14 May 1947 to 29 May 1948
Col Thomas E. Knight..............................................................................14 Dec 1948 to 9 Jun 1950
Col Edward T. Mileski.............................................................................. 9 Jun 1950 to 17 Oct 1952
Col M. Glenn Capps..............................................................................17 Oct 1952 to 23 Sep 1953
Col Alton B. Nuss..................................................................................23 Sep 1953 to 20 Oct 1954
Col Lial D. Branson................................................................................20 Oct 1954 to 21 Dec 1955
Col Robert W. Morrison.......................................................................... 21 Dec 1955 to 2 Nov 1959
Lt Col Daniel C. Leach, Jr...................................................................... 2 Nov 1959 to 21 Nov 1960
Col Robert N. Maupin........................................................................... 21 Nov 1960 to 22 Mar 1963
Col Norbert G. Catellier.........................................................................22 Mar 1963 to 27 Jan 1964
Col Eugene L. Isaacs.............................................................................27 Jan 1964 to 20 Sep 1965
Col Robert E. Foster................................................................................... 1 Oct 1965 to 1 Jul 1967
Col John H. Johnson..................................................................................1 Jul 1967 to 1 Aug 1970
Col Ronald R. Kelso................................................................................1 Aug 1970 to 19 Jan 1974
Col Albert D. Lamb................................................................................19 Jan 1974 to 16 Aug 1976
Col Leah L. Sampson............................................................................. 16 Aug 1976 to 1 Aug 1980
Col Jack Prince........................................................................................ 1 Aug 1980 to 4 Aug 1981
Col Albert D. Lamb................................................................................. 4 Aug 1981 to 18 Dec 1981
Col Willis L. Larson................................................................................18 Dec 1981 to 18 Jun 1982
Col Leah L. Sampson........................................................................... 18 Jun 1982 to 12 May 1984
Col Jose A. Vialpando, Jr.....................................................................12 May 1984 to 21 Mar 1985
Col Jack Prince.................................................................................. 21 March 1985 to 3 May 1986
Col Gregory F. Bell..................................................................................... 3 May 1986 to 1 Jul 1987
Col Darlene G. Gilmore............................................................................1 Jul 1987 to 24 Aug 1991
Col David T. Lang................................................................................. 24 Aug 1991 to 21 Feb 1993
Col Jack Prince...................................................................................... 21 Feb 1993 to 3 Nov 1993
Col Robert W. Kirkwood......................................................................... 3 Nov 1993 to 17 Aug 1994
Col Ronald R. Kelso.................................................................................17 Aug 1994 to 1 Jul 1995
Col Betty L. Cash.........................................................................................1 Jul 1995 to 1 Jul 1999
Col John M. Scorsine...............................................................................1 Jul 1999 to 14 Sep 2002
Col William R. Morton, Jr..................................................................... 14 Sep 2002 to 15 Sep 2005
Col Robert Cook........................................................................................ 15 Sep 2005 to Mar 2007
Col Stanley A. Skrabut................................................................................ Mar 2007 to 1 Dec 2010
Col John E. Mitchell................................................................................. 1 Dec 2010 to 1 Feb 2013
Col Harold K. Johnston...................................................................................1 Feb 2013 to Present

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APPENDEX IV
WYWG STAFF ROSTER
WYWGCC
WYWGVC
WYWGVC
CHIEF OF STAFF

ASSIS COF

DDR
LOGISTICS
SUPPLY
WYWGADMIN
DIRECTOR AE

INTERNAL

EXTERNAL
HISTORIAN
PUBLIC AFFAIRS
INSPECTOR GEN

ASSIST

ASSIST

ASSIST

ASSIST
CADET PROG.
OPERATIONS

ASSIST

ASSIST
EMERG SERV
STAN/EVAL
COMMUNICATION

ASSIST
COUNTER DRUG
SAFETY

ASSIST

ASSIST
PERSONNEL

ASSIST
CHAPLAIN
HEALTH SERVICE
GOV RELATION
AIRCRAFT MX

ASSIST
FINANCE
PROFESS DEV
WING MAG
TRANSPORT

ASSIST
ADMIN

JOHNSTON, HAROLD
TREIMAN, ANDREW
REED, CEC
MCDONALD, ASSUNTA
FLOYD. JACQUELYN
MCDONALD, ASSUNTA
MCDONALD, ASSUNTA
MCDONALD, ASSUNTA
WATERSTREET, MARY
GIESE, ROBERT
BROWN, TONI
FEILER, JOSEPH
COWLES, JERRY
BROWN, TONI
BURKETT, JOHN
TREIMAN, ANDREW
REED, CEC
MCDONALD, ASSUNTA
SKRABUT, STAN
CARLSON, BJ
SCHREURS, GREG
CARLSON, MIKE
TWITCHELL, GEORGE
CARLSON, MIKE
APOINTE, AL
CORNELL, DENNIS
TWITCHELL, GEORGE
JOHNSTON, HAROLD
CARTER, MICHAEL
MELVIN, JENNIFER
WATERSTREET, MARY
ANDERSON, TIMOTHY
WATERSTREET, MARY
JOHNSON, JEFF
LITTLE JAMES
MORTON, WILLIAM
MORTON, WILLIAM
GREY, MIKE
MOORE, MIKE
SKRABUT, STAN
WATERSTREET, MARY
HEABERLIN, MIKE
WATERSTREET, MARY
YOUNG, PATRICIA

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WATERSTREET, MARY
COWLES, TERA
COWLES, TERA

CAPT
CAPT

BRIEF INTERVIEW WITH COLONEL JOHNSTON
1. For CY2015, how would you summarize the advances of the wing in personnel and equipment?
WYWG has 7 operational aircraft along with squadron expansion. Rock Springs is forming a
future squadron. More pilots are joining various squadrons, of which several have commercial
experience. Their training to vfr and mission pilots istatus s a long and drawn out process.
Success at Sheridan’s Orientation Ride Clinic was achieved despite wind caused delays.
2. Looking ahead in the new year are CAP capabilities expanding due to ground work done in
2015?
Maybe, our mission crews are not being trained for windy conditions that exceed 30 knots thus
diminishing our capabilities. WYWG was notified the 4 VIRB Cameras will arrive in 2016 for
installation on 4 G1000 aircraft with wing mounts included for all G1000 aircrafts.
3.Biggest issue facing WYWG is the wind velocity at takeoff and landings with crew safety. Is crew
proficiency affected if we are not trained in high wind conditions?
CAP aircrews are required to become proficient to save lives and yet aircrews have lost their
proficiency in flying high wind conditions without wind waivers.
4. Where are WYWG strengths right now. People or tools we use?
Both, because equipment is of no use without trained proficient personnel to use them. Without
tools we are diminshed in what assignments we can accomplish.
5. Spaatz cadets, you mentioned we have three potential canidiates?
Cadets need mentors willing to help them provided the senior members are not recent cadets
themselves. Mentors are needed to aid every cadet.
6. The budget for the next two years depends on USAF for aircraft and cov, but also on state
funding especially with the down turning of fiscal resources. Will WYWG be able to operate at our
preent levels?
Col Johnston stated he is hoping the state contribution will remain near $250,000 and he will be
fighting to keep it so.

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WY
Encampment

WY ENCAMPMENT OBSTACLE
COURSE

Retrieval from Pao Files WYWG Encampment
capcommander.gmail.com
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CSTAR NCO ACADEMY GRADUATES
CSTAR FT. Harrison MT, instructors for NCO and Airman Academies; COMMANDANT-C/1st
Chris Bokovoy,CAA VICE COMMANDER C/Capt Juston Ramey, CNOA VICE COMMANDER
C/1st Lt Toth Mendius, CAA COMMANDER C/2nd Lt James Durham
INSTRUCTORS; C/2nd Lt Colin crase, C/ 2nd Lt Josh Meznarich, C/ 2nd Lt Tyler Dana, c/LtCol
Aynagul Druckenmiller

Retrieved C/Capt Justin Ramey CAP, 4/18/2016,
http://www.flatheadcompositesqdn.com
17

Spaatz Cadet serving Active Air
Force
MAJOR Ivan Marcano

2015 Airman CSTAR class 22 November 2015, Ft. WH
Harrison, MT.

Retrieved C/Capt Justin Ramey CAP, 4/18/2016,
http://www.flatheadcompositesqdn.com
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Crest of ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADETS (CADETS DE
L’AVIATION ROYALE DE CANADA)

Saves and finds WMIRS

Retrieved screenshot 2016-04-12 @6.33.29pm, png 65kb
http://www.capmembers.com/WMIRS

CAP4944 RTB

Retrieval from Capt Jerry Cowles, PAO Library of YRCS
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RCLS FT W.H. HARRISON 25 MAY 2015

Capt. Tera Cowles as Commander for Cody/Powell CAP Squadron YRCS traveled
with 3 Chief Master Sergeants; Samantha Pelfrey, Josh Meznarich and
Zach Johnston, and 1st Lt Jerry Cowles

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WYWG SQUADRON PATCHES

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Retrieval from Capt Jerry Cowles Library CAP Civil Defense Letter
22

Retrieval from Capt Jerry Cowles Library CAP Civil Defense Letters
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Retrieval from Capt Jerry Cowles Library CAP Civil Defense Letters
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Sample of Cheyenne Composite Squadron weekly scheduling
Retrieved from michael.heaberlin@att.net
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HONORING ALLIES AND REMEMBERING TOGETHER 12 NOVEMBER
2015 ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADETS LEAGUE OF CANADA, ROYAL
CANDIAN MOUNTED POLICE WITH RMR CIVIL AIR PATROL HONORING
SILVER CROSS MOMS

RMR COMMANDER
COL ROBERT BOST

Retrieval from Capt Jerry Cowles Library HART 13-15 November 2015
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TREASURE TROPHIES IN BASEMENT AT HEADQUARTERS

CAP BANNER
CASPER AIR
MUSEUM

Retrieval from Capt Jerry Cowles Library Casper Air Museum

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Dee J. Sadler
Posted in
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Sheridan

Dee J. Sadler, 77, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at the Billings Clinic.
Dee Jay was born in California on March 27, 1938, to Robert and Georgia (Stevens) Sadler. After 40 years
of service with the National Guard, Dee Jay retired as a Sergeant and became a Civil Air Patrol Senior
Member. He was a well-respected mentor to many Civil Air Patrol Cadets, always encouraging them to
do their best, not only within the organization, but in every aspect of their lives. Dee Jay worked at Rocky
Mountain Sports for 7 years. He enjoyed spending time with the customers and friends at work. His hobbies
included flying airplanes, riding motorcycles and guns. On July 22, 2013, Dee Jay married Dawn Shepard,
with his beloved Cadets standing at his side.
Dee Jay is survived by his wife and his Civil Air Patrol family. He is preceded in death by his mother, father
and daughter, Celeste Robin Nye.

Obituary posted in Sheridan
http://www.sheridanmedia.com/obituary
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Col Betty Cash
Funeral services for Betty Lorene Cash, 74, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 2,
2015 at the First Baptist Church in Douglas, Wyoming with Roy Strock officiating. Interment will be
in the Douglas Park Cemetery.
Betty Cash died Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at the Douglas Care Center in Douglas, Wyoming.
She was born March 9, 1941 in Birmingham, Alabama and was adopted by Allen David and Helen
Estelle (Hammond)Burns. She was raised and educated in Birmingham. Betty was married to
Mark Jerome Cash on December 24, 1956in Fulton, Mississippi. She and Mark moved about the
United State while he was serving in the United States AirForce. They have resided in Douglas
since 1978.
She was Commander of the Wyoming Civil Air Patrol for four years in the 1990’s. She displayed
her handcrafts at the Wyoming State Fair; enjoyed doing geneology, and writing articles for
magazines and newspapers. She was a stringer at the Casper Star Tribune. Betty was a member
of the First Baptist Church.
Betty is survived by her husband, Mark, of Douglas; children, Marsha Lorene Cash of Douglas,
Wendy Cash (Rick) Smith of Georgetown, Texas, and Mark J. (Jennifer) Cash Jr. of Orangeburg,
South Carolina; grandchildren, Aaron Pierce, Sarah Smith, Jacob Smith, and Ira Cash; and great
grandsons, Bruce Generali and John Generali.
Betty was preceded in death by her biological parents; adoptive parents; daughter, Rebecca Cash
Geringer, on May 30, 2011; and sister, Martha Bishop Cruse. Serving as pallbearers will be Dick
Wortham, Tim Byer, Mike Wortham, Rick Smith, Ryan Harris, and Robert Zechiel.
A memorial to the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program, P.O. Box 2013, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003
would be appreciated by the family. Funeral services for Betty Lorene Cash, 74, will be held at
2:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Douglas, Wyoming with
Roy Strock officiating. Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery.
A memorial to the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program, P.O. Box 2013, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003
would be appreciated by the family.

Obituary posted Casper Star Tribune
http://www.trib.com/lifestyles/announcements/obituaries
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Post Card from Capt Nels Nelson
retrieval from email Capt Nels Nelson, nanelson@fiberpipe.net
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RANK INSIGNIA
CAP WWII
CAP ID CARD ISSUED TO ANGUS MORRISON STATIONED CASPER
ARMY AIRFIELD

CAP MEMBERS CASPER ARMY AIRFIELD
WWII

Retrieval from Capt Jerry Cowles Library CAP Civil Defense Letters
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GLOSSARY

AE-Aerospace Education
AEPSM-Aerospace Education Program for Senior Members
AFB-Air Force Base
AFRCC -Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
CAP-Civil Air Patrol
CAPM-Civil Air Patrol Manual
CAPR-Civil Air Patrol Regulations
CAP-USAF-Civil Air Patrol-United States Air Force
CD-Civil Defense
CLC-Corporate Learning Course
COMP.-Composite
SQDN -Squadron
DAE-Director of Aerospace Education
DOD-Department of Defense
ELT-Emergency Locator Transmitter
FAA-Federal Aviation Administration
FCC-Federal Communication Commission
FM-Frequency Modulation
FT. Fort
FY -Fiscal Year
HDQ-Headquarters
HF-High Frequency
IACE -International Air Cadet Exchange
WYCAC WY Cadet Advisory Council
NCO-Non-Commissioned Officer
RMR-Rocky Mtn Region
RSC-Region Staff College
SAR-Search and Rescue
SLS-Squadron Leadership School
SOS -Squadron Officers School
US-United States
USAF-United States Air Force
VHF-Very High Frequency
YRCS-Yellowstone Regional Composite Squadron

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LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

1. WYWG FINANCIAL REPORT 2015
2. WYWG CADET PROGRAMS REPORT 2015
3. WYWG STAFF ROSTER 2015-LTCOL BARRY SULLINS RMR HISTORIAN AND LTCOL BJ
CARLSON
4. WYWG COMMANDERS 2015
5. WYWG WMIRS REPORTS 2015
6. WYWG TRANPORTATION 2015
7. WYWG OPERATION REPORT 2015 PHONE CALL MAJ G. SCHREURS
8. WYWG CSTAR REPORT 2015-C/CAPT JUSTIN RAMEY
9. LARAMIE SQUADRON LEADERS REPORT-CAPT GHRIS GROSS
10. SAVES AND FINDS-WMIRS 2015
11. ORIENTATION FLIGHTS WMIRS 2015
12. TEACHER ORIENTATION FLIGHTS TOP 2015
13. OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE LETTERS AND ORGANIZATION CHART
14. PHOTOGRAPHS FROM CAPT COWLES IMAGE LIBRARY
15. PHONE INTERVIEW WITH COL HAROLD K. JOHNSTON 26 APRIL 2016

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A

INDEX

AIR OPERATIONS.................................................. 7
AEROSPACE EDUCATION.................................... 4
AIRCRAFT TAIL NUMBERS.................................. 7
AWARDS.............................................................. 11

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C

CADET PROGRAMS ............................................ 5
CHEYENNE CALENDAR...................................... 25
CSTAR-CAA,NCOA,COA..................................... 17
CAP4944 RTB...................................................... 19

D
E

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY........................................ x
ORGANIZATION CHART...................................... 22
ENCAMPMENT.................................................... 16
OFFICE CIVIL DEFENSE................................ 23&24

F

FINANCIAL REPORT.............................................. 8
FRONT-PIECE....................................................... iiii
FORWARD.............................................................. v

G

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS................................. 8

H

HART.................................................................... 26

I

ILLUSTRATIONS.................................................. 16
INTRODUCTION..................................................... 1

J
K
L
AIRCRAFT TAIL NUMBERS.................................. 7
LINEAGE AND HONORS....................................... 9
LIST OF CHRONOLOGY ..................................... viii

M
N

NARRATIVE............................................................ 1
NELSON LETTER................................................ 29
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NAT’L BLUE BERET............................................. 20

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OPERATIONS......................................................... 7
ORIENTATION RIDES............................................. 7
OBITUARY............................................................ 28
ORGANIZATION CHART...................................... 22
OFFICE CIVIL DEFENSE................................ 23&24


P

PREFACE................................................................ v

Q
R

RCLS.................................................................... 20
ROYAL CANADIAN CREST.................................. 19

S

SQUADRON PATCHES........................................ 19
SPAATZ CADET PHOTO...................................... 18

T

TRANSPORTATION................................................ 7
TABLE OF CONTENT.............................................vi
TEACHER ORIENTATION PROG........................... 7
TITLE PAGE............................................................iii

U

USAF-CAPLIASION ACTIVITIES........................... 8

V

VEHCILE DATA..................................................... 10

W

WING STAFF........................................................ 13
WING PATCH........................................................... i
WING COMMANDERS......................................... 12
WMIRS SAVES AND FINDS................................. 19
WY MAP.................................................................iv

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NOTES

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