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HISTORY OF
National Capital Wing
CIVIL AIR PATROL
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

1 January 2016 – 31 December 2016

HISTORY
of
NATIONAL CAPITAL WING
CIVIL AIR PATROL
AUXILIARY OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

Prepared By
Lt Col Kenneth M. Laursen, CAP
National Capital Wing Historian

Reviewed By
Col Janon D. “JD” Ellis, CAP
National Capital Wing Commander

COMMANDER’S APPROVAL LETTER

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMMANDER’S APPROVAL LETTER ....................................................................... iii
INTRODUCTION OF STAFF AND BRIEF NARRATIVE ............................................. 1
NARRATIVE ..................................................................................................................... 2
Chapter I – Emergency Services ..................................................................................... 2
Operations ................................................................................................................... 2
Search and Rescue ...................................................................................................... 3
Disaster Relief............................................................................................................. 3
Homeland Security...................................................................................................... 4
Counterdrug ................................................................................................................ 5
Squadron Activities..................................................................................................... 5
Chapter II – Aerospace Education .................................................................................. 8
Internal Aerospace Education ..................................................................................... 8
External Aerospace Education .................................................................................... 8
Squadron Activities..................................................................................................... 8
Chapter III – Cadet Programs ....................................................................................... 10
Cadet Programs ......................................................................................................... 10
Cadet Activities......................................................................................................... 10
Drug Demand Reduction .......................................................................................... 10
Squadron Activities................................................................................................... 10
APPENDICES .................................................................................................................. 15
Appendix I – Emergency Services Data And Statistics ................................................ 15
Operations ................................................................................................................. 15
Search and Rescue .................................................................................................... 16
Disaster Relief........................................................................................................... 16
Homeland Security.................................................................................................... 16
Appendix II – Aerospace Education Data And Statistics ............................................. 18
Internal Aerospace Education ................................................................................... 18
External Aerospace Education .................................................................................. 18
Appendix III – Cadet Programs Data And Statistics .................................................... 19
Cadet Programs ......................................................................................................... 19
Cadet Activities......................................................................................................... 19
Drug Demand Reduction .......................................................................................... 19
Appendix IV – Logistics Data And Statistics ............................................................... 20
Supply ....................................................................................................................... 21
Transportation ........................................................................................................... 21
Maintenance .............................................................................................................. 21
Appendix V – Communications Data And Statistics .................................................... 23
Communications Operations..................................................................................... 23
Communications Facilities and Equipment .............................................................. 23
Appendix VI – Professional Development Data And Statistics ................................... 24
Professional Development ........................................................................................ 24
Appendix VII – Staff Officers - Data And Statistics .................................................... 25
Administration .......................................................................................................... 25
Personnel ................................................................................................................... 25
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Recruiting and Retention .......................................................................................... 27
Plans and Programs ................................................................................................... 27
Public Affairs ............................................................................................................ 28
Information Technology ........................................................................................... 28
Finance ...................................................................................................................... 28
Chaplain .................................................................................................................... 28
Historian.................................................................................................................... 28
Health Services ......................................................................................................... 28
Appendix VIII – Special Staff Officers Data And Statistics ........................................ 29
Inspector General ...................................................................................................... 29
Safety ........................................................................................................................ 29
Government Relations .............................................................................................. 29
Legal ......................................................................................................................... 29
Appendix IX – Unit Data And Statistics....................................................................... 30
Map ........................................................................................................................... 30
Organization Chart .................................................................................................... 31
Command and Staff Listing ...................................................................................... 31
TABLE OF FIGURES
Figure 1 - Lt Col Kirby with Helicopter Crew ................................................................... 3
Figure 2 - Congressional Gold Medal Winner Elizabeth Haynes with Challenger I Cadet
Squadron Members ................................................................................................... 12
Figure 3 - Challenger I Cadet Squadron Members Visit Norfolk Naval Air Station with
Maj Gen Joseph Vazquez and Lt Col Leslie Vazquez .............................................. 14
Figure 4 - N229NY Transferring to Virginia Wing .......................................................... 21
Figure 5 - N382CV Arrives .............................................................................................. 21
Figure 6 - Cadet NCO of the Year C/CMSgt Isabella Altieri and Cadet Junior Officer of
the Year C/2Lt Sarah Himes ..................................................................................... 26
Figure 7 - National Capital Wing Area of Operations ...................................................... 30
Figure 8 - National Capital Wing Squadron Locations .................................................... 30
TABLE OF TABLES
Table 1 - Other Missions................................................................................................... 15
Table 2 - Aircrew Proficiency Flying ............................................................................... 15
Table 3 - Search and Rescue Missions ............................................................................. 16
Table 4 - Search and Rescue Training Missions ............................................................... 16
Table 5 - Homeland Security Missions ............................................................................. 17
Table 6 - Cadet Orientation Flights .................................................................................. 19
Table 7 - Maintenance Flights .......................................................................................... 22

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This annual report is faithfully executed and submitted by the below signed Civil Air
Patrol historian representing the aforementioned unit. All information is recorded as
submitted by the various departments and assigned personnel “as is” and represents
statistical data, financial statements, and unit activities for the specified period of
assessment and recording. The unit historian is not responsible for the veracity or
accuracy of information.
Submitted by

Kenneth M. Laursen, Lt Col, CAP
National Capital Wing Historian

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INTRODUCTION OF STAFF AND BRIEF NARRATIVE
Wing Commander
Vice Commander
Chief of Staff

Col Bruce B. Heinlein
Lt Col Janon D. “JD” Ellis
Lt Col Jason Seacrest

The National Capital Wing had a banner year in 2016. Highlighting the year were a
successful Compliance Inspection and an outstanding operations evaluation, reception of
a factory-new Cessna 182T aircraft, continued personnel growth in both adult and cadet
categories, and participation in the Hurricane Matthew response.
The year began with exceptional energy as the National Capital Wing began by putting
the finishing touches on for the 2016 Compliance Inspection. Colonel Bruce Heinlein, the
Wing Commander, had built his command (2013-2017) upon a “Compliance Culture” in
which the wing focused upon compliance at every level, self-identified slips and errors,
and continued to build the spirit of excellence that has long been prevalent in the wing.
The compliance culture’s foci were command leadership, Standardization/Evaluation, the
Inspector General and inspection process, and safety. The Compliance Inspection was
conducted in March and the Wing did an exceptional job…the USAF Inspection Team
lead later told the CAP-USAF Commander that “this was the best unit he’d ever
inspected.”

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NARRATIVE
Chapter I – Emergency Services
Operations
Operations Evaluation
During the 2016 Operations Evaluation, National Capital, Maryland, and Delaware
Wings each had a separate graded evaluation which the other two wings supported.
National Capital Wing was first and the run-up to the inspection weekend was flawless.
However, low ceilings hampered Saturday’s flying for nearly half of the day. To kick off
the exercise search, however, Colonel Heinlein selected the wing’s most experienced
pilots to conduct an electronic search under instrument flight rules, IFR. This technique is
taught at Civil Air Patrol’s National Emergency Services Academy, NESA, and is
intended to help narrow the search area in conditions that prohibit traditional search. Not
long after this sortie was launched, the weather improved and with the information
garnered, the wing swung into action with ground and air teams that found the exercise
missing aircraft in early afternoon. The Wing received an outstanding rating on the
evaluation.
Web Mission Information Reporting System (WMIRS)
National Capital Wing has fully embraced the Web Mission Information Reporting
System (WMIRS) ability to save mission documents directly inside the WMIRS mission
page. All Incident Command System (ICS) forms, Civil Air Patrol forms, mission staff
logs, radio logs, etc., are scanned and uploaded into WMIRS for permanent retention —
there are no paper mission records. This includes any photographs taken, which are also
reduced, cropped, and uploaded through WMIRS into the mission files.
The improvements in WMIRS 2.0 allow for new mission capabilities, including tracking
a unit’s mobilization from a staging base, assigned radio frequencies, complete mission
radio logs, and mission staff positional task logs. National Capital Wing used its frequent
Homeland Security missions to gain familiarity with and “de-bug” the new capabilities
before pressing them into use with other missions. This invaluable real-world usage not
only provided training for the crews and staff which could be applied to other missions,
but ensured that National Capital Wing’s Homeland Security missions were
exceptionally-well documented.
Furthermore, WMIRS 2.0 provides electronic operational risk management analyses and
CAP Forms 104, which were routinely utilized by Homeland Security crews during
mission preparation. Additionally, all receipts, weight & balance sheets, and crew logs
are scanned and uploaded through WMIRS directly into each sortie as it was flown. At
the end of the mission, National Capital Wing retains absolutely no paper documents;

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they are recorded online and available for any member with access — including National
Headquarters — to review at any time.
eServices
Pilot and aircrew qualification records are stored and accessed via the eServices module,
which eliminates the cumbersome paper process, and allows a list of qualified — and
available — members to be called up in a moment. Aircrew, ground team, and mission
base staff members are called out exclusively by electronic means, and report their
availability electronically. Their suitability can be verified electronically be the Incident
Commander through eServices in an instant.
Search and Rescue
On 7 OCT 2016, Col Jane Davies (NATCAPWG/DO) accepted an ELT mission (16-M0746) from Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC). In turn she contacted Lt
Col Daniel Kirby (NATCAPWG/ES). He determined that a small urban direction finding
(UDF) team was sufficient and called 1Lt BeBe Finkenstaedt (Challenger I Cadet Sq/CC)
who was already near the area identified by AFRCC. The beacon was on a U.S. Army
helicopter that was on static display in front of the District of Columbia National Guard
Armory in support of the Army 10-miler race and AUSA National Conference.

Figure 1 - Lt Col Kirby with Helicopter Crew

Disaster Relief
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From 10-11 OCT 2016 National Capital Wing deployed two aircraft (N966CP and
N382CV) and two three-member aircrews to Raleigh, North Carolina to support North
Carolina Wing’s Hurricane Matthew response efforts (Mission 17-1-3418). The crews
flew operational sorties, imaging critical infrastructure across the state, before returning
home. The crews were:
N382CV: Col Bruce Heinlein, Lt Col Keith Zuegel, Capt Joseph Gruber
N636CP: Col David Sterling, Lt Col (Ch) Michael Strickland, 1Lt Bebe Finkenstaedt
Homeland Security
In 2016 National Capital Wing continued its post-9/11 legacy of providing unsurpassed
support for the defenders of the National Capital Region (NCR). While Civil Air Patrol
units around the nation support homeland security missions, National Capital Wing
performs more of these missions than any other wing, with the bulk of these missions
flown at night, within the NCR’s four overlapping Class B airspaces. Through all of these
important homeland security missions National Capital Wing had zero flight violations of
sensitive areas and flew all missions accident-free. National Capital Wing greatly
exceeded Operational Risk Management (ORM) review and Operational Risk Safety
(ORS) briefings requirement during these missions.
FALCON VIRGO
National Capital Wing’s most frequent and visible Homeland Security missions are in
support of United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM)/North American
Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) efforts to defend NCR airspace. FALCON
VIRGO exercises are monthly, night-time, live-fly exercises of air sovereignty responses
by both command and control elements and shooters responsible for NCR air defense.
Air sovereignty command and control and engagement elements use numerous real-world
communications nets including radio, chat, and data links to exercise decision trees and
threat matrices in real time; practice vectoring interceptor aircraft against live targets; and
practice tracking, intercepting, identifying, and (simulated) engaging targets in real-world
airspace, traffic, and weather that they will encounter during actual alerts.
FALCON VIRGO participants include:
• 1st Air Force/AFNORTH/Continental U.S NORAD Region (CONR)
• Western Air Defense Sector (WADS)
• Eastern Air Defense Sector (EADS)
• Joint Air Defense Operations Center (JADOC)
• Ground-based short- and medium-range missile sites surrounding the NCR
• U.S. Air Force F-16 squadrons at Joint Base Andrews MD and Atlantic City Air
National Guard Base NJ
• U.S. Coast Guard HH-65 helicopter Rotary Wing Alert Force (RWAF) located at
Reagan National Airport DC
• NORAD Visual Warning System (VWS) - a series of eye-safe lasers which flash
repeatedly at a penetrating airplane to warn the pilot to turn around

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Federal and local government agencies within the NCR through the National
Capital Region Coordination Center (NCRCC)
Airspace control activities through the FAA, including Washington Air Route
Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), tower controllers at Dulles International Airport,
Reagan National Airport, and Joint Base Andrews

National Capital Wing provides two radar and visual target aircraft - operating as
separate targets or as a coordinated pair - “attacking” on routes penetrating NCR airspace.
Target aircraft fly precision courses, altitudes, and speeds over a two-hour window;
between the hours of midnight and 6 am; repeatedly crossing through the Special Flight
Rules Area and multiple Class B airspaces directly over the District of Columbia.
National Capital Wing’s aircrews report back in real-time on the effectiveness of the
Visual Warning System (VWS)
In 2016, National Capital Wing was assigned 13 FALCON VIRGO missions (17 nights).
When a night is cancelled, the sorties are often rescheduled +24 hours. In each of these
National Capital Wing was able to re-execute each of these nights. On one mission,
National Capital Wing flew 16 air sorties over a four-day period.
FERTILE KEYNOTE
National Capital Wing also flies FERTILE KEYNOTE intercept missions. These
exercises are conducted during daylight hours, most often for the 121st Fighter Squadron
(DC Air National Guard). In 2016, National Capital Wing executed three individual
FERTILE KEYNOTE missions.
Additionally, during 2016 National Capital Wing was tasked with one “one-time”
test/evaluation mission, outside of the normal prescheduled FALCON VIRGO and
FERTILE KEYNOTE missions. This test was used by 1st Air Force and NORAD to
evaluate the effectiveness of the U.S. Coast Guard’s helicopter interceptors in the NCR.
NO-NOTICE USCG WRAF EXERCISE
National Capital Wing was tasked to provide target aircraft for a no-notice exercise of the
U.S. Coast Guard Rotary Wing Alert Force (WRAF) based at Reagan National Airport.
Counterdrug
National Capital Wing does not participate in the Counterdrug program.
Squadron Activities
Arlington Composite Squadron DC026
No data provided by OPR.
Andrews Composite Squadron DC033
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No data provided by OPR.
Mount Vernon Composite Squadron DC045
No data provided by OPR.
Fairfax Composite Squadron DC053
No data provided by OPR.
Tuskegee Cadet Squadron DC051
Tuskegee Cadet Squadron participation in National Capital Wing Emergency Services
training activities was overall light, though some members worked toward and/or earned
ground, air, and incident staff qualifications. For example, Tuskegee Cadet Squadron
held a series of Mission Scanner familiarization and preparatory training classes during
its regular weekly meetings in the late summer. National Capital Wing Commander
Colonel Bruce Heinlein served as instructor for the majority of the sessions.
Challenger I Cadet Squadron DC060
Challenger I Cadet Squadron cadets and senior members participated in all events as
ground team, air crew, mission staff including DC and Delaware wing SAR Evaluations
flying airborne photographer missions and successfully delivering photos.
Challenger partnered with Mount Vernon Composite Squadron & Fairfax Composite
Squadron for several over-night, in-field training exercises. Qualified ES members
provided ground team leadership, cadet supervision, skills evaluation, and public affairs
coverage; trained numerous cadets in radio, ground team, mission staff assistants, first
aid, and ranger skills.
Cadets and senior member served as volunteer instructional assistants and as ‘dummy
victims” at American Red Cross first aid training events.
Challenger 1 provided van support including member transport for Middle East Region
Search and Rescue College. Members trained in air, field, and kitchen.
Challenger 1 initiated and led 3-day American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First
Aid certificate course at Blackburn Trail Center along Potomac Appalachian Trail.
Coordinated expert instruction and training exercise, facility and all logistics; lessons
included shelter making, fire making, foraging, and mindfulness exercises in addition to
simulated emergency responder scenarios; attended by 10 Challenger members and 3
Fairfax cadets, all received certification from American Red Cross; created video and
posted to Facebook.

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Rock Climbing and Basic Life Support Course at Annapolis Rocks park in Maryland
with American Mountain Guide Association and American Red Cross Basic Life Support
attended by 8 Challenger members and 3 Fairfax cadets.
Members participated in Constant Watch exercise and participated in weekly Net Control
even hosting four times for Wing Communications Director. Provided training and
evaluation for ICUT for 9 squadron members and as many from sister squadrons.

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Chapter II – Aerospace Education
Internal Aerospace Education
No data provided by OPR.
External Aerospace Education
No data provided by OPR.
Squadron Activities
Arlington Composite Squadron DC026
No data provided by OPR.
Andrews Composite Squadron DC033
No data provided by OPR.
Mount Vernon Composite Squadron DC045
No data provided by OPR.
Fairfax Composite Squadron DC053
No data provided by OPR.
Tuskegee Cadet Squadron DC051
On 24 Jun 2016, Capt McCormick and SM Sutherland (with assistance from National
Capital Wing External Aerospace Education Officer Colonel James Cooper)
represented the Tuskegee Cadet Squadron at the third annual FedServe STEM Volunteer
Fair held at the Department of Agriculture. They handed out flyers and spoke to more
than 50 individuals about Civil Air Patrol’s program and opportunities.
On 02 June 2016, Capt McCormick and FO Bellamy (with assistance from National
Capital Wing External Aerospace Education Officer Colonel James Cooper) represented
National Capital Wing and Tuskegee Cadet Squadron at the Boys and Girls Club of
Greater Washington’s STEAM Explosion Carnival, held at the Richard England
Clubhouse #14, 4103 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC 20019. They spoke with
approximately 100 young people aged 6-18 about aerospace topics, aircraft, and the
Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program. They also distributed cadet program brochures
and assisted the attendees in the folding of paper airplanes.
On July 25, 2016, Capt McCormick and 2nd Lt May Barratto presented an Aerospace
Education module to the STEM Summer Camp with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater
Washington.
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Challenger I Cadet Squadron DC060
Highly qualified AE Team - 2 Aerospace Officers each with Masters ratings; and one
AEO in training who is a professional engineer; affiliation with CAP member who gives
Orientation to Flight lectures and flies cadets on orientation flights
Physics of Flight Trampoline Jump - squadron led, wing approved high adventure AE
activity to trampoline park to experience the actual physical principles involved in flight
including conservation of energy, work and collisions; cadets enjoyed hands-on learning
and fitness fun
1st Ever CAP Kite Team - squadron AE workshop to understand design, build, test
process and graphic art production; culminated in Challenger 1 Kite Team flying handmade CAP-themed kites at the National Cherry Blossom Kite Festival; created and
posted video of kite day
1st Ever CAP X-STEM Team at the USA Science and Technology Festival - sent official
cadet delegation to attend science symposium and participated in lectures and discussions
about aerospace, physics, weather, and health
Norfolk Naval Air Station Tour - hosted Maj Gen Joseph Vazquez and Lt Col Leslie
Vazquez on a day long insider tour of an aircraft carrier, 2 submarines, and the VAW-120
hangar; overnighted on base at the Sea Cadets’ billeting, and spent next day on the beach
where our assistant AEO taught us about aerodynamics of flying objects and projectiles:
kites, Frisbees and balls
Maryland Rocketry Day - commander and cadets joined Maryland squadrons in
Woodstock, Maryland to build and launch model rockets; produced video for Facebook
and shared with Maryland Wing.
Fly into Summer Education Display - created exhibit to highlight CAP aerospace history
and education program at the Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center in Alexandria, Virginia;
reached out to at-risk youth and offered information about summer aerospace
opportunities
AE Officer in Community - Col Richard Cooper, AE Officer brought Civil Air Patrol
aerospace to community schools, churches and rec. centers and earned 2016 Senior
Brewer Award for National Capital Wing and Middle East Region.

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Chapter III – Cadet Programs
Cadet Programs
Cadet programs continued to expand in complexity with visits to Air Force, Navy, and
Coast Guard units, expanded Emergency Services Training, and continued support to the
Winter Command Board and Spaatz Association Dinner.
Cadet Activities
Cadets from the wing participated in the Air Force Association’s annual conference in
2016, at an associated dinner, and at the Civil Air Patrol 75th Anniversary celebration.
The Andrews Composite Squadron pioneered monthly cyber training for the entire
squadron that exposed cadets to various aspects of cyber defense and operations, career
opportunities, and general “safety in cyberspace” topics.
Drug Demand Reduction
On 10 September 2016, National Capital Wing sponsored a National Character Day held
at Wing Headquarters ending with a field trip to George Washington's Mount
Vernon. The goal of the National Character Day is to show an alternative to doing drugs.
Andrews Composite Squadron's Color Guard placed a wreath on George Washington's
tomb, with a small ceremony viewed by visitors to Mount Vernon. In addition to the tour,
two cadets recited a brief biography on a slave who lived at Mount Vernon.
Squadron Activities
Arlington Composite Squadron DC026
No data provided by OPR.
Andrews Composite Squadron DC033
No data provided by OPR.
Mount Vernon Composite Squadron DC045
No data provided by OPR.
Fairfax Composite Squadron DC053
No data provided by OPR.
Tuskegee Cadet Squadron DC051
In May 2016, approximately three members from Tuskegee Cadet Squadron, jointly with
Andrews Composite Squadron, ran a Great Start Weekend.

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In July 2016, approximately four cadets and five senior members from Tuskegee Cadet
Squadron, jointly with Andrews Composite Squadron, obtained rubbings of Vietnam
Veteran names from the Vietnam Veteran Memorial in support of a National History
Program display at the 2016 National Conference for the 75th Anniversary year of
the Civil Air Patrol.
On 15 August 2016, Capt McCormick presented an interactive Drug Demand Reduction
lesson on cognitive loading, strategies for managing task saturation, and the negative role
that drugs and alcohol play in an individual’s capacity for task management.
Approximately seven cadets and two senior members participated.
In August of 2016, approximately six Tuskegee Cadet Squadron cadets and senior
members participated in the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling National Night Out. Tuskegee
Cadet Squadron members set up tables, passed out literature, and operated a Civil Air
Patrol information booth.
On October 10th 2016 from 1800-2115, Tuskegee Cadet Squadron senior members and
cadets, led by Capt Colleen McCormick and 2d Lt Jaime Loizzo, hosted an Open House
aimed at recruiting new cadets. The evening’s program featured presentations on the
Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program, fun activities, and guest speaker Dr. Bill Barry, Chief
Historian of NASA. Sixty visitors, senior members, and cadets attended. Two new cadets
joined the squadron as a result.
In December 2016, approximately five Tuskegee Cadet Squadron cadets and senior
members participated in Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery.
Challenger I Cadet Squadron DC 060
Twilight Tattoo Parade of US Army 3rd Infantry Battalion, (Old Guard) - Challenger 1
squadron was recognized guests at the summer event at Fort Myer-Henderson Hall where
our cadet historian met former CAP cadet of World War II who we later helped award the
CAP Congressional Gold Medal.
Arlington National Cemetery Historic Tour and Wreath Ceremony with GLR-MI-665 Challenger hosted friends from Ann Arbor, Michigan squadron for a weekend in our
capital; served as tour guide and shuttle service; organized and led insider’s history tour
for squadrons; helped lay wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier; attended Air Force
Memorial concert; posted photos and videos to Facebook on National Capital Wing and
Great Lakes Region pages
VIP Pentagon Tour with Lt Col Tom Place, USAF intelligence officer - organized by
Challenger Deputy Commander Lt Col Place, Challenger got a rare glimpse at Pentagon
operations and visited the CAP 75th Anniversary exhibit; posted stories to Facebook.
First CAP Cadet Team to run Army Ten Miler - Challenger 1 trained 8 members
throughout the year to run as first ever CAP team in the 10 mile race in Washington, DC;
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team carried the squadron flag and wore custom-made Challenger 1-Civil Air Patrol
uniform shirts.
Squadron Leadership Building Lock-in - Challenger cadet leaders and cadets participated
in an overnight leadership exercise playing games and doing team building exercises
CAP Congressional Gold Medal (CGM) Award - Challenger 1 cadet historian helped
identify candidate Elizabeth Haynes, former cadet founding member of a DC squadron
for CGM; worked with National Historian to collect oral history and make living history
display; squadron facilitated information gathering for National to make award; partnered
with Wing’s Lt Col Ellis to produce ceremony and celebration which included Challenger
1 Cadet Color Guard, cadet master of ceremonies, cadet ushers, historical display and
resulted in local news feature and community coverage

Figure 2 - Congressional Gold Medal Winner Elizabeth Haynes with Challenger I Cadet Squadron Members

Cadets advance in Military and Aerospace at College and Service - three cadets
graduated high school and attend college, altogether 7 graduates pursuing academic and
professional advancement in leadership and aerospace fields who continued to progress
and contribute in cadet program: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of
North Dakota Aviation Program, Citadel, Old Dominion University; two in reserved
officer training corps programs
Wing Commander’s Award for Academic Excellence - 17 cadets earned honor cords for
3.5 or better grade point averages including 3 with 4.0 or better

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Alexandria Memorial Day - provided event support and flag
laying
Independence Day Celebration for City of Alexandria - event support to Parks and
Recreation for birthday event
Alive! Alexandria Food Distribution - numerous times Challenger teams volunteered
packing food and assisting at-risk senior citizens
National Capital Wing NCSA Review Board - assisted Director of Cadet programs with
senior member support and cadet supervision
Spaatz Awards Dinner - served in roles of chief registrar and cadet ushers; also supported
with paid attendees
National Capital Wing Conference and Banquet - provided majority of photos used in
annual review video, provided photography of meeting and dinner; provided Cadet
Headshot Hub taking high quality portraits for eServices of wing cadets, provided most
of the cadet presenters at cadet forum including NCSAs, CAC, DDR and Recruitment
and Retention topics
Civil Air Patrol Annual Remembrance at Air Force Memorial - provided cadet ushers,
honor guard members, public affairs team, created Facebook video for Wing and
National
National Memorial Day Parade - squadron PAO coordinated cadet photography team
under MD Incident Commander, cadets served as distinguished visitor escorts, primary
banner carriers; squadron commander supervised cadets and handled cadet medical
problem and safety incident reporting
National Character Day Leadership Symposium of National Capital Wing - supported
with senior member and cadet participants at Wing Headquarters and George
Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate
Run Away from Drugs 5 K and Air Guard Tour - had most participation of any sister
squadron to Andrews Composite Squadron annual DDR and AE event
Air Force Association Convention - Challenger cadets served in Honor Guard and many
more supported event
Wreaths Across America - 16 Challenger members supported Wing operations
participating as mission staff, ground team, and radio operators
Holiday Message of CAP Chairman of Board of Governors - Challenger 1 provided cadet
presence in Col Jayson Altieri’s holiday message to entire membership

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National Cadet Special Activities (NCSA) - 14 cadets attended special activities
including Hawk Mountain Ranger Course, Air Force Space Command Familiarization
Course, Cadet Aviation Ground School, Air Force Pararescue and Survival Orientation
Course, National Blue Beret, Regional Cadet Leadership School, International Air Cadet
Exchange, Glider Flight Academy
Senior Members Instructors/Leaders - served as instructors, safety officer, public affairs
officer and van support at Regional Cadet Leaders School, Flight Academy and Cadet
Aviation Ground School. Transported cadet students from sister squadrons at RCLS.
GLR E-Tech Academy - inaugural course at University of Michigan, attended by 5 cadets
including 3 senior members who served in roles as commander’s deputy leader,
engineering instructor, and tactical officer
Tri-Wing Encampment - 2 members served on cadet cadre, Challenger 1 provided
round-trip van transportation for full load of cadet students and assisted Wing Director of
Cadet Programs with cadet paperwork and preparation on first day
Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC) - Challenger 1 commander led the National Capital
Wing Training Leaders of Cadets course in August 2016, graduating 2 squadron
members and helping train members of DC, VA, PA wing

Figure 3 - Challenger I Cadet Squadron Members Visit Norfolk Naval Air Station with Maj Gen Joseph Vazquez and Lt
Col Leslie Vazquez

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APPENDICES
Appendix I – Emergency Services Data And Statistics
Director of Operations

Col Jane E. Davies (Sep-Dec)
Lt Col Mark Bailey

(Jan-Sep)
Standardization/Evaluation Officer
CIS Officer
Homeland Security Officer

Maj Paul F. Schuda
Lt Col Thomas J. Janisko
Lt Col Keith W. Zuegel (Dec-)
Lt Col Peter Hantelman (Jan-Dec)
Lt Col Daniel R. Kirby
Lt Col Daniel R. Kirby
Lt Col Jacquelin J. McLeod

Director of Emergency Services
Disaster Relief Officer
Emergency Services Training Officer

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY January 2016 – December 2016
Operations
Table 1 - Other Missions
MISSION
SYMBOL

MISSION NO

MISSION NAME

MISSION
START DATE

MISSION
TYPE

FINDS

SAVES

AIR

GROUND

16-1-4799

A99

DC ANG Low Level

1-Apr-16 LL





5



17-C-3666

C99

Aircraft Relocation

4-Nov-16 RELO





8

5

17-T-3279

A50

SUI Inspections

1-Oct-16 SUI INSP









16-C-4630

A99
B7,B9,B12,
B15,B17,B20,
B23
C7, C8, C9,
C12, C16,
C17,
C20, C23,
C24,
C25,C26

Compliance Inspection

5-Mar-16 CI





2



Annual B Mission

Annual B
1-Oct-16 Mission





21



Corporate
Miscellaneous

CORP
1-Oct-16 Misc





169



17-B-3084

DC-Misc

Table 2 - Aircrew Proficiency Flying
MISSION NO

MISSION
SYMBOL

16-T-3831

A7

16-T-4136

A7

16-T-4418

A7

MISSION NAME
Jan Form 5/91
Evaluation
Feb Form 5/91
Evaluation
Mar Form 5/91
Evaluation

MISSION
START DATE

MISSION
TYPE
FORM
1-Jan-16
5/91 EVAL
FORM
1-Feb-16
5/91 EVAL
FORM
1-Mar-16
5/91 EVAL

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FINDS SAVES

AIR

GROUND





4







4











MISSION NO

MISSION
SYMBOL

16-T-4587

A7

16-T-4911

A7

16-T-5336

A7

16-T-5633

A7

16-T-6007

A7

17-T-3280

A7

17-A-3061

Apr Form 5/91
Evaluation
May Form 5/91
Evaluation
Jun Form 5/91
Evaluation
Jul Form 5/91
Evaluation
Aug Form 5/91
Evaluation
Sep Form 5/91
Evaluation
Annual Form 5/91
Evaluations
Annual Pilot
Proficiency

A7

16-T-4543

MISSION NAME

A12

MISSION
START DATE
1-Apr-16

MISSION
TYPE
FORM
5/91 EVAL
FORM
5/91 EVAL
FORM
5/91 EVAL
FORM
5/91 EVAL
FORM
5/91 EVAL
FORM
5/91 EVAL
FORM
5/91 EVAL

FINDS SAVES

AIR

GROUND





14







4







8







4







12







8







19



1-Oct-16 Proficiency



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1-May-16
1-Jun-16
1-Jul-16
1-Aug-16
1-Sep-16
1-Oct-16

Search and Rescue
Table 3 - Search and Rescue Missions
MISSION NO
16-M-0746

MISSION
SYMBOL
A1

MISSION NAME

MISSION
START DATE

ELT

MISSION
TYPE

7-Oct-16 ELT

FINDS

SAVES

AIR

GROUND

1





2

MISSION
TYPE

FINDS

SAVES

AIR

GROUND

Table 4 - Search and Rescue Training Missions
MISSION NO

MISSION
SYMBOL

MISSION NAME

MISSION
START DATE
3-Jan-16

SAR TRNG





10



A5

Jan SAREX (NATCAP
Aircrew School)
Feb SAREX (MVCS ES
Training Weekend)

1-Feb-16

SAR TRNG





22

12

16-T-4542

A5

Apr SAREX

2-Apr-16

SAR TRNG





9

9

16-T-4986

A5

Constant Watch 16

Other





2

8

16-T-4489

A5

SAREVAL

21-May-16

SAR EVAL





9

6

16-T-5563

A5

Aug SAREX

2-Aug-16

SAR TRNG





36

13

17-T-3282

A5

Nov SAREX

1-Nov-16

SAR TRNG





11

18

16-T-3952

A5

16-T-4135

28-Apr-16

Disaster Relief
1. No data provided by OPR.
Homeland Security

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1. In 2016 National Capital Wing performed 19 Homeland Security Missions –
many were multiple day events. These missions consisted of:
• 73 air sorties
• 8 ground sorties
• 126.4 flight hours (12% of all Wing 2016 flight hours)
2. In 2016 Homeland Security Ribbons were awarded to:
Col David Sterling (National Capital Wing HQ DC001)
Lt Col Antonio Barroso (National Capital Wing HQ DC001)
Lt Col Daniel Kirby (National Capital Wing HQ DC001)
Lt Col Thomas McGrath (Mount Vernon Composite Squadron DC045)
Lt Col Laird Stanton (Mount Vernon Composite Squadron DC045)
Lt Col Michael Strickland (National Capital Wing HQ DC001)
Lt Col Louis Volchansky (Mount Vernon Composite Squadron DC045)
Lt Col Keith Zuegel (Mount Vernon Composite Squadron DC045)
Capt Joseph Murphy (Mount Vernon Composite Squadron DC045)
1Lt Hector Bird (Mount Vernon Composite Squadron DC045)
c/MSGt Alexander Naumov (Fairfax Composite Squadron DC053)
Table 5 - Homeland Security Missions
MISSION NO

MISSION
SYMBOL

MISSION NAME

MISSION
START DATE

MISSION
TYPE

FINDS SAVES

AIR

GROUND

16-1-4161

A18

Fertile Keynote 16-303

19-Jan-16 AD





2



16-1-4209

A18

Falcon Virgo 16-04

21-Jan-16 AD





4

1

16-1-4323

A18

Falcon Virgo 16-05

9-Feb-16 AD





8

1

16-1-4704

A18

Falcon Virgo 16-06

23-Mar-16 AD





4

1

16-1-4946

A18

Falcon Virgo 16-07

20-Apr-16 AD





4

1

16-1-5042

A18

Falcon Virgo 16-08

4-May-16 AD









16-1-5510

A18

Fertile Keynote 16-313

14-Jun-16 AD





4



16-1-5552

A18

Falcon Virgo 16-09

22-Jun-16 AD





4



16-1-5605

A18

Fertile Keynote 16-314

28-Jun-16 AD









16-1-5848

A18

Falcon Virgo 16-10

26-Jul-16 AD





16



16-1-6047

A18

Falcon Virgo 16-11

17-Aug-16 AD





4



16-1-6265

A18

Falcon Virgo 16-12

20-Sep-16 AD





8

1

17-1-3518

A18

Falcon Virgo 17-01

26-Oct-16 AD





4

1

17-1-3679

A18

Falcon Virgo 17-02

16-Nov-16 AD





2

2

17-1-3823

A18

Falcon Virgo 17-03

14-Dec-16 AD





4



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Appendix II – Aerospace Education Data And Statistics
Director of Aerospace Education
Internal Aerospace Education

Lt Col Rhoda C. Wharton
Col Richard J. Cooper

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY January 2016 – December 2016
Internal Aerospace Education
1. No data provided by OPR.
External Aerospace Education
1. No data provided by OPR.

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Appendix III – Cadet Programs Data And Statistics
Director of Cadet Programs
Director of Drug Demand Reduction

Maj Joseph S. Frech
Lt Col Rhoda C. Wharton

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY January 2016 – December 2016
Cadet Programs
1. No data provided by OPR.
Cadet Activities
Table 6 - Cadet Orientation Flights
MISSION NO
17-A-3062

MISSION
SYMBOL
A15,A20

MISSION NAME

MISSION
START DATE

MISSION
FINDS SAVES
TYPE
Cadet
1-Oct-16 Orientation



Cadet Orientation Flights

Drug Demand Reduction
1. No data provided by OPR.

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AIR

GROUND

53

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Appendix IV – Logistics Data And Statistics
Director of Logistics
Supply Officer
Transportation Officer
Maintenance Officer

Lt Col John E. Davies
Capt Aaron Sisko
Lt Col John E. Davies
Lt Col John E. Davies

During 2016 National Capital Wing possessed as many as six (6) aircraft before returning
to our baseline of four (4). In August 2016 National Capital Wing received its first new
Cessna 182T aircraft (N382CV) in nearly a decade. During late 2015 and through fall
2016, National Capital Wing permanently assigned an aircraft (N926CP) at Joint Base
Andrews, Maryland. Due to a shortage of aircrews, it proved difficult to maintain flight
operations from two locations. In the fall of 2016 National Capital Wing reassigned the
aircraft from Joint Base Andrews to Davison Army Airfield (DAAF), Fort Belvoir,
Virginia, once again consolidating all National Capital Wing aircraft at a single operating
location. At the end of 2016 National Capital Wing had 3 C-182T and 1 C-172 aircraft
based at Davison Army Airfield.
At beginning of 2016, National Capital Wing air fleet consisted of:
N299NY - (Davison Army Airfield VA)
N916CP - (Davison Army Airfield VA)
N636CP - C-182T (Davison Army Airfield VA)
N966CP - C-182T (Davison Army Airfield VA)
N926CP - C-172 (Joint Base Andrews MD)
N299NY was transferred to Virginia Wing in October 2016
N916CP was transferred to South Carolina Wing in September 2016
N382CV (a new C-182T) was received in August 2016. It stayed at Stafford Regional
Airport until the Flight Restricted Zone waiver went into effect on 26 September 2016.
At end of 2016, National Capital Wing air fleet consisted of:
N636CP - C-182T (Davison Army Airfield VA)
N966CP - C-182T (Davison Army Airfield VA)
N382CV - C-182T (Davison Army Airfield VA)
N926CP - C-172 (Davison Army Airfield VA)

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Figure 4 - N229NY Transferring to Virginia Wing

Figure 5 - N382CV Arrives

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY January 2016 – December 2016
Supply
1. In March 2016 the National Capital Wing Compliance Inspection (CI)
evaluated the supply activity as successful with no discrepancies.
2. In November 2016 the Wing Headquarters completed the annual inventory
with 100% accountability of equipment.
3. In June 2016 National Capital Wing received 755 excess Airman Battle
Uniforms (ABUs) from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES).
Unfortunately the majority of the sizes were too large for cadets.
Transportation
1. In March 2016 The National Capital Wing Compliance Inspection (CI)
evaluated the transportation activity as successful with no discrepancies.
2. National Capital Wing supported several National Headquarters activities with
transportation support. These included the Civic Leadership Academy,
International Air Cadet Exchange, National Flight Academy, the National
Historian’s display at the National Conference, ans several visits to the
National Capital Area by NHQ staff. In addition the National Capital Wing
provided transportation support to the Tri-Wing (National Capital Wing,
Maryland Wing, Delaware Wing) Encampment.
3. In December 2016 National Capital Wing received a 2017 12-passenger van
(25020) which was assigned to Arlington Composite Squadron, replacing an
older van being disposed of (25010).
4. At the end of 2016 National Capital Wing had 12 passenger vans and three
trailers. A total of 23,616 miles were driven during 2016.
Maintenance

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Table 7 - Maintenance Flights
MISSION NO
17-A-3060

MISSION
SYMBOL
A9

MISSION NAME
Annual Consolidated MX

MISSION
START DATE
1-Oct-16

22

MISSION
TYPE
Consolidated
MX

FINDS SAVES




AIR

GROUND

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Appendix V – Communications Data And Statistics

Director of Communications
Communications Licensing Officer

1Lt Daniel R. Frattin
Lt Col Derrill W. Ballenger

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY January 2016 – December 2016
Communications Operations
1. No data provided by OPR.
Communications Facilities and Equipment
1. No data provided by OPR.

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Appendix VI – Professional Development Data And Statistics
Director of Professional Development

Lt Col William T. Eliason

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY January 2016 – December 2016
Professional Development
1. No data provided by OPR.

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Appendix VII – Staff Officers - Data And Statistics
Director of Administration
Director of Personnel
Director of Recruiting and Retention
Director of Plans and Programs
Director of Public Affairs
Director of Information Technology
Finance - Financial Statement
Chaplain
Historian

Maj Leonard J. Sobieski
Lt Col Jacquelin J. McLeod
Maj Mary T. Sherrer
Lt Col Paul S. Cianciolo
Maj Steven J. Pruskowski
2Lt Nikita T. Skribner
Lt Col Michael E. Strickland
Lt Col Kenneth M. Laursen

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY January 2016 – December 2016
Administration
1. No data provided by OPR.
Personnel
1. Major Mate W. Aerandir assumed command of the Fairfax Composite
Squadron in January, 2016.
2. Lieutenant Colonel Brian Porter assumed command of Mount Vernon
Composite Squadron in May, 2016.
2016 INDIVIDUAL CADET AWARDS
Middle East Region Air Force Sergeants Association Cadet NCO of the Year
National Capital Wing Cadet NCO of the Year
C/CMSgt Isabella Altieri, Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron DC060
National Capital Wing Cadet Junior Officer of the Year
C/2d Lt Sarah Himes, Challenger I Cadet Squadron DC060
Middle East Region Frank. G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace Award Cadet Member
National Capital Wing Frank G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace Award Cadet Member
C/Maj Nicholas Johnson, Mount Vernon Composite Squadron DC045
National Capital Wing Cadet of the Year
C/Capt Leigh Lennon, Arlington Composite Squadron DC026
2016 INDIVIDUAL SENIOR MEMBER AWARDS
Middle East Region Frank. G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace Award Senior Member
National Capital Wing Frank G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace Award Senior Member
Col Richard Cooper, Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron DC060
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Middle East Region Property Manager of the Year
National Capital Wing Property Manager of the Year
Lt Col John Davies, National Capital Wing HQ DC001

Figure 6 - Cadet NCO of the Year C/CMSgt Isabella Altieri and Cadet Junior Officer of the
Year C/2Lt Sarah Himes

Middle East Region Senior Chaplain of the Year
National Capital Wing Senior Chaplain of the Year
Chaplain (Lt Col) Michael Strickland, National Capital Wing HQ DC001
National Capital Wing Senior Member of the Year
Col Jane Davies, National Capital Wing HQ DC001
National Capital Wing Frank G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace Award Lifetime
Achievement
Maj Paul F. Schuda, National Capital Wing HQ DC001
National Capital Wing Cadet Program Officer of the Year
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TSgt Trevor Coady, Andrews Composite Squadron DC033
National Capital Wing Drug Demand Reduction Member of the Year
1st Lt Hector Bird, Arlington Composite Squadron DC026
National Capital Wing Communications Officer of the Year
1st Lt Daniel Frattin, Arlington Composite Squadron DC026
National Capital Wing Chaplain of the Year
Chaplain (Lt Col) James L Lowther, Andrews Composite Squadron DC033
National Capital Wing Character Development Instructor of the Year
Lt Col Brian Porter, Mount Vernon Composite Squadron DC045
National Capital Wing Safety Officer of the Year
Lt Col Gene Cartier, Arlington Composite Squadron DC026
National Capital Wing Public Affairs Officer of the Year
2Lt Jaime Loizzo, Tuskegee Cadet Squadron DC051
National Capital Wing Incident Staff Member of the Year
Lt Col Daniel R. Kirby, National Capital Wing HQ DC001
National Capital Wing Professional Development Officer of the Year
Lt Col Bruce D. Hack, Andrews Composite Squadron DC033
National Capital Wing Inspector General of the Year
Capt Ayhan Akbel, National Capital Wing HQ DC001
2016 UNIT AWARDS
National Capital Wing Squadron of Merit
Challenger I Cadet Squadron DC060
National Capital Wing Paul Turner Safety Award
National Capital Wing HQ DC001
National Capital Wing Ground Team of the Year
Challenger I Cadet Squadron DC060
Recruiting and Retention
1. No data provided by OPR.
Plans and Programs
1. No data provided by OPR.

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Public Affairs
1. No data provided by OPR.
Information Technology
1. No data provided by OPR.
Finance
1. No data provided by OPR.
Chaplain
1. Chaplain (Lt Col) Michael Strickland served as wing chaplain for the entire
year 2016.
2. Chaplain (Maj) Kraig Smith left the chaplaincy this summer to serve as
deputy commander of the Tuskegee Cadet Squadron.
3. Chaplain (Capt) Horace Dempsey was appointed to chaplaincy and appointed
Tuskegee Cadet Squadron chaplain.
4. Chaplain Strickland served as chaplain for the 2016 Spaatz association midwinter dinner on 27 Feb 16.
5. Chaplain Strickland, Chaplain James Lowther, and Lt Col Charlotte Wright
(CDI) attended the Middle East Region Chaplain Corps Staff College
(MERCCSC) at Seymour Johnson AFB NC in May. Chaplain Strickland
served as course director for MERCCSC.
6. Chaplain Strickland served as Mission Chaplain (MC) during the wing SAR
Evaluation (SAREVAL) in June 2016.
7. Chaplain Strickland and Chaplain Smith served as chaplains for the National
Capital Wing, Maryland Wing and Delaware Wing tri-wing encampment in
June 2016.
8. Chaplain Strickland served as chaplain for the Middle East Region National
Flight Academy at Ft Pickett VA in July 2016.
9. Chaplain Strickland served as chaplain for the presentation of a Congressional
Gold Medal to Libby Haines in October 2016.
10. Chaplain Strickland represented the Middle East Region chaplain for the MER
staff retreat in November 2016.
Historian
1. Inventoried, cataloged, and indexed paper and digital documents in collection.
Started inventorying visual media with approximately one file drawer of
material remaining
Health Services
1. No data provided by OPR.

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Appendix VIII – Special Staff Officers Data And Statistics
Inspector General
Safety
Government Relations
Legal

Capt Ayhan Akbel
Lt Col James Carr
Lt Col Antonio J. Barroso
Lt Col Craig A. Griffith

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY January 2016 – December 2016
Inspector General
1. No data provided by OPR.
Safety
1. National Capital Wing maintained high safety standards throughout 2016. We
had some minor mishaps this year, but we were very lucky to find a crack in
the nose gear attach point on one of the Wing's aircraft on oil change. This
crack would have failed on a landing in the near future. Fate smiled on us this
time as there was no damage to the aircraft or no injuries to any of our
personnel. As of the end of the year, there were no open mishaps in the Wing.
All our units have a Safety Officer, Cadet Safety Officer or Cadet Safety NCO
assigned. All Squadron Annual Safety Surveys have been completed.
2. At the beginning of the year, we published a Safety Goal, Wing Safety, CAP
Van Operation Policy Letter, and a current Accident Notification Letter.
3. A monthly safety briefing was conducted at the Commander's Call and all
members with a National Capital Wing e-mail account were provided a copy
of the briefing as well as the Safety Beacon.
Government Relations
1. No data provided by OPR.
Legal
1. No data provided by OPR.

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Appendix IX – Unit Data And Statistics

Map

Figure 7 - National Capital Wing Area of Operations

Figure 8 - National Capital Wing Squadron Locations

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Organization Chart


Command and Staff Listing


Unit Charter Number
DC001
DC026
DC033
DC045
DC051
DC053
DC060

Unit Name
National Capital Wing
Arlington Composite Squadron
Andrews Composite Squadron
Mt. Vernon Composite Squadron
Tuskegee Cadet Squadron
Fairfax Composite Squadron
Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron

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Commander
Colonel Bruce B Heinlein
Maj Aaron R Newman
Lt Col Bryan A Pettigrew
Lt Col Brian H Porter
Maj Jacob J Gerstein
Maj Mate W Aerandir
1Lt Bebe G Finkenstaedt