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

1 January 2016- 31 December 2016

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HISTORY
of
WYOMING WING
CIVIL AIR PATROL

Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

Prepared By
Capt Jerry W. Cowles, CAP Wing Historian

Reviewed By
Col Jeffrey Johnson, CAP
Wyoming Wing Commander

Wyoming Wing Headquarters Warren
Air Force Base Wyoming
page 3

Cody

Sheridan

Gillette

Jackson

Casper
Big Piney

Wheatland

Laramie

Wyoming Squadron Map

Cheyenne WGHQ
Cheyenne Squadron
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.. 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

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FORWARD
PREFACE
...Electronic record keeping has been a veritable trove of information. WYWG
Historian compiled from electronic media at WYWG medium resources copying images from documents, wing magazines, old photos, trophies stuck in the
basement and ventured to Casper to inspect the 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
Mountains. 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. Wyoming Wing was the first wing to conduct search and
rescue operations that has become a nationwide operation saving many lives.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

VOLUME I NARRATIVE

Title Page ......................................................................................................... 1
Frontpiece ........................................................................................................ 4
Preface ............................................................................................................ 5
Table of Contents.............................................................................................. 6
List of Illustrations ............................................................................................. 7
Chronology .................................................................................................. 8&9
Executive Summary.............................................................................................................10
CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................ 12&13
CHAPTER II AEROSPACE EDUCATION ..................................................................................16
CHAPTERIII CADET PROGRAMS ..................................................................................... 17&18
CHAPTER IV-OPERATIONS ......................................................................... 19
CHAPTER V-USAF-CAPLIASION ACTIVITIES ............................................. 20
CHAPTER VIGOVERNMENT RELATIONS .................................................. 20
APPENDIX I ................................................................................................... 21
APPENDIX II .................................................................................................. 22
APPENDIX III ................................................................................................. 24
APPENDIX IV ................................................................................................. 25
APPENDIX V .................................................................................................. 26
INTERVIEW COL JEFF JOHNSON ............................................................... 30
GLOSSARY .................................................................................................... 36
LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ......................................................... 37
INDEX............................................................................................................. 38

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
Location of Wyoming Wing Units...................................................................... 4
WYWG COV CHART ....................................................................................... 8
ENCAMPMENT Graduation and Firehouse Course ...................................... 16
Royal Canadian Air Cadet League Crest .................................................32&33
ORGANIZATIONAL CHART CAP ................................................................. 27
CAP COWLEY COMPOSITE SQUADRON ................................................... 28
CIVIL DEFENSE ADMIN ORDER #9 ............................................................. 29
HART 2016 ...............................................................................................32&33
NELSON POST CARD ................................................................................... 34
CAP BANNER ............................................................................................... 27
CAPT DJ SADLER OBITUARY ..................................................................... 31
COL BETTY CASH ........................................................................................ 31
LTCOL ROBERT GIESE ................................................................................ 30
COL JOHNSON PHOTO ................................................................................ 30
CAP MEMORABILIA CASPER MUSEUM...................................................... 35
GLOSSARY .................................................................................................... 36
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ....................................................................... 37
INDEX............................................................................................................. 38

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List of SAR Chronology 2016
CPR,CYC
2 SAVES

January ............................16-m- 0028A
18-19

February ......................... 16–M 0058A CPR
3

2 SAVES

April ..................................16-M-0250A
28

POY

0 SAVES

June .................................16-M-0355A
13

BPI

0 SAVES

July ..................................16-M-0467A GCC
19
30 .....................................16-M-0509A JAC
August .............................16-M-0527A JAC
4
14 .....................................16-M-0662A
21 .....................................16-M-0587A POY,GCC,JAC
21 ......................................16-M-0592A CYS,JAC,POY

total

13 missions

Chronology compiled from WMIRS

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1 FIND
1 FIND
0 FIND
1 FIND,1 SAVE
1 SAVE
0 SAVE

September ....................... 16-M-0628A
30
OCTOBER .......................16-M-0736A
4
20 .....................................16-M-0793A
23 .....................................16-M-0806A
24 ..................................... 16-M-0807A

0 SAVES

RKS
SHR
GCC
CPR, GCC

5 finds and 8 saves

0 SAVE
0 SAVE
1 FIND
2 SAVES

Chronology for 2016
February 20-22, 2016, Operatiion White Stripe, Training Leaders of Cadets and Squadron Leadership School held at Casper Wyoming National
Guard Armory 5905 Cy Avenue
April 16, 2016 Mountain Fury School held at Casper International Airport Atlantic FBO
April 22-24, 2016 SARex held Laramie Regional Airport
May 20-22, 2016 Orientation Flights held at Sheridan airport along with Groundteam training based at Griffin Poulson Camp.
June 10-12, 2016 Wing Conference /Regional Conference held at Cheyenne Wyoming National Guard Building
June 23-26, 2016 SARex held along with ground team training
July 10-16, 2016 Rocketry Encampment held at Sheridan Griffin Poulson Camp adherring to Rocketry Badge requirements. Multiple rockets constructed and launched.
July 28-August 7, 2016 Held at Camp Guernsey 24 Wyoming Cadets patricipated.
Auguat 16-21, 2016 SARex held by table top
August 30 2016 Capt M. S Walker Memorial Squadron command change
September 26 Teton CountySenior Squadron command change
November 11, 2016 Veterans Day community Service servicing dinner.
Novemeber 18-20, 2016 HART held in Lethbridge, Alberta Canada with Casper squadron representing WYWG.
Novemeber 19, 2016 Yellowstone Regional Composite Squadron
command changes.
December 17, 2016 Wreaths Across America held nation-wide, YRCS held ceremony at VFW Post 2637 due to inclement
weather.

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Executive summary
WYOMING WING has had a busy year with training, missions, encampment, receiving two new vehicles, two aircraft while retiring one aircraft, utilizing aircraft and their capabilities on thirteen missions for
search and rescue, two orientation ride weekends, two ground team training mission, Mountain Fury and
G1000 class, flying Teachers Orientation Program, Honoring Allies and Remembering Together in Alberta
Canada with five representatives, wing conference and the various check rides needed for mission and
check pilots to maintain proficiency. Communications under Constant Watch training mission illustrated
the need WYWG has 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.
Cadets continually train at CSTAR, RCLS and 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 circum-stances that can be hazardous. We demonstrated to the public our need for more personnel to help each other and our nation. The
procurement of additional airframes with retirement of existing one was a necessary step as more pilots
and aircrew are being recruited. A Cessna airframe was delivered to Cloud Peak Composite Squadron
expanding our flexibility for rapid deployment for any mission in addition to one based at Cheyenne.
Additional extended van replaced a high mileage van. and another one entered service. Communications
is undergoing an upgrade and reconfiguration 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 cadets and seniors into technology will require more OJT.
Cloud Peak Composite Squadron has reached out to local BSA troop and a joint charter is in progress.
Enrollment has increased in Cloud Peak Composite Squadron, 492 EMS Composite Squadron, Laramie
Valley Composite Squadron, Capt Michael Walker Composite Squadron, Powder River Composite

Squadron and Yellowstone Regional Composite Squadron. Cowley Squadron was reduced to
flight status attached to Cloud Peak composite Squadron.
YRCS reached out to North West College outreach program to teach external aerospace education to age group of 5-14 years old with a request for additional class next year.
The Cheyenne Composite Squadron recently celebrated the year’s accomplishments with an
annual awards banquet on 25 April. Hosted by Laramie County Community College, the event
was attended by over a hundred adult volunteers, cadets, family members, and other guests. The
event recognized the achievements of seven cadets and ten senior members. The cadets of the
Cheyenne Squadron were assisted by cadets from Cheyenne’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer
Training Corps program
Command changes occurred at Capt M. Walker, Teton County and Yellowstone Regional Composite Squadrons.
Sublette County started a cadet program.
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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 by order of Governor Nels Smith to utilize 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 until February of 2017.
Currently WYWG has 7 composite squadrons and 2 senior squadrons composed
of 167 senior members: 2 legislative members, 2 members of 50-year service, 2
cadet sponsors and 2 patrons. WYWG has 104 cadets. WYWG utilizes 13 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 3 aerial photographers overseen by 9 flight release officers. WYWG currently has 4 ground team leaders and 3 mission chaplains and
53 driver licenses. WYWG aided in 5 finds and 8 saves in 2016.
Wyoming accomplishments: Toured WWII fighter and bomber flyin at Cody,
learned about caves, participated in astronaut training, helped with Cody airshow., Casper conducting Teacher Orientation Program flights and Science Zone
and glider demonstration for local schools, Frontier Days in Cheyenne exhibits of
AE stem kits and exercises. Contact with Lockheed Martin for Orion Tour, YRCS
and NWC sponsored a course to kids titled, “Fundamentals of Aviation for Kids”
constructing gliders and hovercraft. Participated in the ABO School at the USAFA
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and US Space Foundation. Capt M.S. Walker Memorial Composite Squadron
took state in CyberPatriot Competition.
Wyoming had an annual growth rate for seniors of -1.21%, 8.16% for cadets with
overall percentage of .73%. WYWG is using a more structured scheduling which
allows leaders to monitor time the squadron uses in each facet required. Guest
lecturers in addition introduce cadets and seniors in character development
instruction for their advancement. Cadets have been exposed to Hidden Figures
movie displaying the dedication within NASA to excellence in service despite discrimination.
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.

DEPARTED MEMBERS
WYWG salutes 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)
Lt Col Robert Giese- Teton County Senior Squadron (February 2017)

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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 2014-2016

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 19 November 2016
Capt Jerry Cowles 19 November 2016-present

CLOUD PEAK COMPOSITE SQUADRON
Major John Todd 2010-2013,
1st Lt David Gopperton 2013-5 April 2014
1st Lt Ian Lydic 25 Sept 2014 to present
COWLEY SENIOR FLIGHT LEADER attached to Cloud Peak
Capt Charles Moore 29 May 2016- 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 2016,
Lt Col Susan McDonald 30 August 2016 to present
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CHEYENNE COMPOSITE SQUADRON LEADERS
Maj Aaron Seng 27 March 2013- 04 November 2015
Maj Tim Anderson 04November 2015-present

SUBLETTE COUNTY SENIOR SQUADRON LEADERS
1stLt Alex Heil 18 September 2013-05 Oct 2015
2nd Lt John Douglas 05 October 2015-present

TETON SENIOR SQUADRON LEADERS
Capt Bill Jepsen 01 February 2005, 2007, 08 Feb 2008-01 Feb 2015
1st Lt Steven Foster 01 February 2015-2016,
1st Lt James Warren 26 Sept 2016-present

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Chapter II - Aerospace Education
WING STAFF
Director of Aerospace Education LtCol Robert Griese DAE
Internal Major Toni Brown
External 1st Lt Joe Feiler
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 Encampment utilized the Styrofoam Goddard rockets
for an exercise in flight dynamics to reach designated targets. Paper rockets powered
by air pressure however failed from malfunction of the air compressor.
Capt M. S. Walker Composite Squadron completed their 11 year of AEX and 17 year
constructing the Predator and Global Hawk from Model One book.
WY Rocket Encampment constructed three rockets per cadet at Griffin Poulson Camp
for Rocketry Badge. The launching gave rise to high expectations but the landings had
unexpected results.
External Aerospace advanced with actual involvement with North West College inviting kids age 5 and
older into a classroom setting learning flight fundamentals with paper gliders, colored paper block building
rockets, races of space shuttles on fishing line and hovercraft races. AEO was unsure whom enjoyed the
sessions more; the students or the instructors

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CHAPTER III CADET PROGRAMS
WING STAFF
Director of Cadet Programs LTCOL BJ CARLSON
Assistant 1st Lt Robert McKinney
NARRATIVE

Operation White Stripe Casper Armory 20-22 February 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. 24 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 10 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 Cheyenne Wyoming National Guard Bldg 10-12 June 2016
The number of cadets reached 18 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 23-25 June 2016 with Sarex and addition to Orientation rides conducted 20-22 May in Sheridan
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 20-22 May 2016 A much-appreciated event by cadets despite crosswind curtailment after 7
cadets had flights out of 27 cadets on Saturday, 3 cadets flew on Sunday. Character Development
was taught during the waiting time for flights along with basic first aid and AE lessons.
Rocket Encampment held 10-16 July at Sheridan’s Griffin Poulson Camp
WY Encampment Camp Guernsey 28 July- 7 Aug 2016 at Camp Guernsey
Staff reported for duty 28 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 18-20 November 2016
WY cadets (WY002-4) 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.
Laramie Sarex held at FBO Laramie 14-16 October with few cadets filling msa positions, request to squadrons to bring more cadets.
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Other Cadet Activities for 2015
1 Hawk Mountain -1 and Advanced Technologies Academy- 1
WYCAC Cadets connected for several monthly meetings from September2015-June 2016 via teleconference and had face-face at WY
Wing
Conference.

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Laramie SARex Novem 2016

Comm center

MSA Checking in participants

Safety check of aircraft

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CHAPTER IV OPERATIONS
WING STAFF
Director Operations Officer Major Gregory Schruers
Assistant LtCol Mike Carlson
Narrative
Ipad program Wing X Pro deployed to aircraft for moving map, route planning and blackbox backup navigational aids. Receieved word to dismount
VIRB Camera system. Airframe N6524N retired with N797 added to fleet.
Air Operations Col William Morton
WYWG airframes N6524N, N353CP, N344CA, N261CP, N294CP, N9935E, AND N702CP conducted sorties. Air Frame N897 was added to fleet.
Cadet Orientation Rides 15.7 hours involving
Teacher Orientation Program 0
WY Aircraft utilization a- 421.9 hours, b-95.3 hours =517.2 total hours. Airframe N6524N slated for retirement end of 2016.

TRANSPORTATION
WING STAFF
Transportation Officer Major Mike Heaberlin
NARRATIVE

The WYWING Transportation Department is maintaining a fleet of vehicles through vehicle
maintenance officers throughout 2016. WYWG Transportation replaced one vehicle due to
high maintenance cost/mileage for Yellowstone Regional Composite Squadron. One vehicle
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 50184 driven 3294
hours for 1141 times.

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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.
Fisical Year Budget: $148,819.94 allocated
$159,357.30 expenses

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APPENDIX I
LINEAGE AND HONORS DATA – 2016
Unit Designation:
Location:
Higher Headquarters:
Commander:
Vice Commander:
Command NCO
Attached Units Disbanded:
Aircraft Assigned:
Awards and Decorations:
Diaster Relief
Cadet of Year
50 Years of Service

Wyoming Wing Headquarters Civil air Patrol
Bldg 363, F.E. Warren AFB, Cheyenne, WY
1867 Indian Hills Lane
Layton, Utah, 84040
Rocky Mountain Region Civil Air Patrol
Col Robert Bost, 22nd Commander
Col Rob Goodrew
Lt Col Randy Holton
CMSgt James (Mike) Moore
none
8 corporate

Col Jacquelyn Floyd Wy001
Lt Col David Pierce 059

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APPENDIX II
SENIOR

Congressional Gold Medal
Meritorious Service (RMR)
Commander’s Commendation

Senior of the Year
Achievement Award
Life Saving

2016 AWARDS

Bernice Grosjean MTWG Afton, WY
Capt Jerry Cowles
Maj Timothy Anderson
Maj Michael Heaberlin
LtCol BJ Carlson
Capt Jeff Baum
2nd Lt Jeff Mahott
LtCol Michael Carlson
Capt Jerry Cowles
2nd Lt Jeff Mahott
LtCol Jeff Johnson
1st Lt Joseph Feiler

CADET

NCO Cadet of Year
Life Saving
General Ira C. Eaker Award
Amelia Earhart Award
Billy Mitchell Award
Wright Brothers Award

Encampment Achievement

C/TSgt Reyes-Meiring
C/TSgt Bryce Lydic
C/Matthew McClue
C/Capt Irene Murphree
C/Capt Sarah Wood
C/Thaen Reeves
C/Parker Knerr
C/Adam Carey
C/ Noah Katzman
C/Christian Moody
C/Haiden Moody
C/TSgtTalon Heatly
C/TSgtBryce Lydic
C/Caleb Callihan
C/Kayla Lechowit
C/Hallie Magee
C/Matthew Miller
Capt Christopher Gross
Capt Jerry Cowles
LtCol Michael Carlson
LtCol Jeff Johnson
2nd Lt Josh Kirkman
Maj Aaron Seng

CyberPatriot Cadet Award

Capt M. S. Walker Memorial Composite Squadron

Level 5

Col H.K. Johnston

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Maj Aaron Seng
LtCol Andrew Treiman

Level 4

Capt Jerry Cowles

Squadron of Merit

Cheyenne Composite Squadron

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APPENDIX III
WYOMING WING COMMANDERS
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 12 Feb 2017
Col Jeffrey Johnson ....................................................................................12 Feb 2017 to present

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APPENDEX IV
WYWG STAFF
ROSTER

WYWGCC
JOHNSTON, HAROLD COL
WYWGVC
TREIMAN, ANDREW LtCol
WYWGVC
REED, CEC LT COL
CHIEF OF STAFF
HEABERLIN, MICHAEL, MAJ
ASSIS COF
FLOYD. JACQUELYN COL
DDR
MCDONALD, ASSUNTA LT COL
LOGISTICS
MCDONALD, ASSUNTA LT COL
SUPPLY
MCDONALD, ASSUNTA LT COL
WYWGADMIN
WATERSTREET, MARY
DIRECTOR AE
GIESE, ROBERT LTCOL
INTERNAL
BROWN, TONI MAJ
EXTERNAL
FEILER, JOSEPH 1ST LT
HISTORIAN
COWLES, JERRY CAPT
PUBLIC AFFAIRS
COWLES, TERA, MAJ
INSPECTOR GEN
BURKETT, JOHN LT COL
ASSIST
TREIMAN, ANDREW MAJ
ASSIST
REED, CEC LT COL
ASSIST
MCDONALD, ASSUNTA LT CO
CADET PROG.
CARLSON, BJ LT COL
ASSIS

JOHNSON, JEFF LT COL
ASSIST
TWITCHELL, GEORGE MAJ
COUNTER DRUG
JOHNSTON, HAROLD COL
SAFETY
FEILER, JOE 1ST LT
ASSIST
MELVIN, JENNIFER CAPT
ASSIST
WATERSTREET, MARY
PERSONNEL
ANDERSON, TIMOTHY MAJ
ASSIST
WATERSTREET, MARY
CHAPLAIN
JOHNSON, JEFF LT COL
HEALTH SERVICE
LITTLE JAMES MAJ
GOV RELATION
MORTON, WILLIAM COL
AIRCRAFT MX
MORTON, WILLIAM COL
ASSIST
GREY, MIKE CAPT
FINANCE
MOORE, MIKE CMSGT
PROFESS DEV
SKRABUT, STAN COL
WING MAG
COWLES, TERA, MAJ
TRANSPORT
HEABERLIN, MIKE MAJ
ASSIST
WATERSTREET, MARY
ADMIN
YOUNG, PATRICIA CAPT

ASSIST
WATERSTREET, MARY
INFORMATION TECH/WEB DESIGN
COWLES, TERA, CAPT

ROBERT MCKINNEY ST LT
OPERATIONS
SCHREURS, GREG MAJ
ASSIST
CARLSON, MIKE LT COL
ASSIST
TWITCHELL, GEORGE MAJ
EMERG SERV
CARLSON, MIKE LT COL
STAN/EVAL
BAUM, JEFF CAPT
COMMUNICATION
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WY Encampment

Blackhawk Ride Briefing

Graduation

WY ENCAMPMENT FIRE COURSE

Retrieval from Pao Files WYWG Encampment
capcommander.gmail.com
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Retrieval from Capt Jerry Cowles Library CAP Civil Defense Letter
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Retrieval from Capt Jerry Cowles Library CAP Civil Defense Letters
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BRIEF INTERVIEW WITH COLONEL JOHNSON
1. Personnel carry many loads. I think they do well with managing those loads and would like to see additional members help with the burden. We
seem to be utilizing our equipment adequately and appropriately.
2. We hope to add two vehicles this year, one a replacement and one new one in anticipation of squadron growth. I think a/c will remain the same. I
think we will see some growth in our service to our communities due to work that has previously been done.
3. Our largest issue is membership. We need to recruit smarter and keep those whom we bring in. More people will allow us to spread the work load.
4. Our folks are our greatest strength. They work hard and are dedicated to the CAP missions.
5. Those cadets need our continued mentorship and opportunities to grow through servant leadership.
6. WY budgets are tied to the economy. We have take two reductions this year and it may be a while before we see previous funding restored.

Col Jeff Johnson

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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.

Dee J. SadlerG

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/obitua

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HART
HONORING ALLIES AND REMEMBERING TOGETHER 18-20 NOVEMBER 2016 ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADETS
LEAGUE OF CANADA, ROYAL CANDIAN MOUNTED POLICE WITH RMR CIVIL AIR PATROL HONORING SILVER
CROSS MOMS

Crest of ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADETS (CADETS DE
L’AVIATION ROYALE DE CANADA)

Retrieval from Capt Jerry Cowles, PAO Library of YRCS
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WATCH ABOVE: Since World War I, the United States and Canada have taken to the front lines as allies, today, in
Lethbridge, a younger generation came together to remember those who have died, and recognize a long-standing
bond between the two nations, Allie Miller reports.

WATCH ABOVE: Since World War I, the United States and Canada have taken to the front lines as allies, today, in
Lethbridge, a younger generation came together to remember those who have died, and recognize a long-standing bond
between the two nations, Allie Miller reports.

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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

SLS-Squadron Leadership School

AEPSM-Aerospace Education Program for Senior
Members

SOS -Squadron Officers School
US-United States

AFB-Air Force Base
USAF-United States Air Force
AFRCC -Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
VHF-Very High Frequency
CAP-Civil Air Patrol
YRCS-Yellowstone Regional Composite Squadron
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
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LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
1. WYWG FINANCIAL REPORT 2015
2. WYWG CADET PROGRAMS REPORT 2015
3. WYWG STAFF ROSTER 2016-LTCOL BARRY SULLINS RMR HISTORIAN AND LTCOL BJ CARLSON
4. WYWG COMMANDERS 2016
5. WYWG WMIRS REPORTS 2016
6. WYWG TRANPORTATION 2016
7. WYWG OPERATION REPORT 2016 PHONE CALL MAJ G. SCHREURS
8. WYWG CSTAR REPORT 2016-C/CAPT JUSTIN RAMEY
9. LARAMIE SQUADRON LEADERS REPORT-CAPT GHRIS GROSS
10. SAVES AND FINDS-WMIRS 2016
11. ORIENTATION FLIGHTS WMIRS 2016
12. TEACHER ORIENTATION FLIGHTS TOP 2016
13. OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE LETTERS AND ORGANIZATION CHART
14. PHOTOGRAPHS FROM CAPT COWLES IMAGE LIBRARY
15. INTERVIEW WITH COL JEFFJOHNSTON 10 APRIL 2016

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

OBITUARY .......................................................................28
ORGANIZATION CHART .................................................22
OFFICE CIVIL DEFENSE ......................................... 23&24

B

Q

C

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

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

P
PREFACE. .......................................................................... v

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

D
E
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ................................................... x
ENCAMPMENT ................................................................16

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

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

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

G
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS .............................................8
H
HART ................................................................................26
I
ILLUSTRATIONS..............................................................16
INTRODUCTION .................................................................I
INTERVIEW COL JEFF JOHNSON .................................30

V
VEHCILE DATA ................................................................10
W
WING STAFF....................................................................13
WING PATCH ...................................................................... i
WING COMMANDERS ....................................................12
WMIRS SAVES AND FINDS ............................................19
WY MAP ............................................................................ iv
X
Y

J
Z
K
L
LINEAGE AND HONORS ...................................................9
LIST OF CHRONOLOGY .................................................viii
M
N
NARRATIVE .......................................................................1
NELSON LETTER ............................................................29
NAT’L BLUE BERET.........................................................20
O
OPERATIONS ....................................................................7
ORIENTATION RIDES .......................................................7
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