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HISTORY of the
SOUTH CAROLINA
WING
Civil Air Patrol
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

1 JANUARY 2015 – 31 DECEMBER 2015
VOLUME 1 – NARRATIVE

1

HISTORY
Of the

SOUTH CAROLINA WING
Civil Air Patrol
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

1 JANUARY 2015 – 31 DECEMBER 2015
COMPLETION DATE

Prepared By
Lt Col Larry K. Nelson, CAP
SC Wing Historian

Reviewed By

Col. Frances H. Smith
South Carolina Wing Commander

South Carolina Wing Headquarters
Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)
West Columbia, South Carolina

2

FRONTISPIECE

Location of South Carolina Wing Units
SC Wing Headquarters
Unit Squadrons
School Squadrons

3

DEDICATION

07 Nov 2015

This South Carolina Historical Report for 2015 is dedicated to all the Senior Officers and
Cadets of the South Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol who continue a proud legacy of
selfless sacrifice and service to the State of South Carolina and its communities.
The South Carolina Wing rose to the challenges during the historic and unprecedented
flooding that occurred in October of 2015. Days of torrential rains kept much of South
Carolina and its capital gripped by floodwaters with an unprecedented low pressure
system.
The rainfall total at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport was 6.87 inches, the most rain
that's ever fallen there in one day. Charleston received a total of 26.88 inches of rain.
Approximately 381 roads and 127 bridges were closed across the state.
Air crews and ground personnel performed air, ground and communications operations in
support of the emergency and disaster relief efforts throughout the state.
Indeed, the South Carolina Civil Air Patrol makes a huge impact each and every day,
going above and beyond to make a profound difference in South Carolina. As a vigilant
CAP volunteer, our members save lives and preserve liberty for all. Thank you for your
service.
Always Vigilant,

Larry K. Nelson, Lt Col, CAP
SC Wing Historian

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Cover (Patch Page)

1

Title Page (Preparation Page)

2

Frontispiece

3

Dedication

4

Table of Contents

5

List of Illustrations

6

Chronological Listing for the Year of 2015

7

Executive Summary

12

Past & Present SC Wing Commanders

14

SC Wing Awards for 2015

15

Professional Development

18

Cadet Achievement Awards

19

SC Wing Squadron List

20

Unit Patches

27

Command Patches

28

Chain of Commander Chart

29

Unit Commanders Listing

30

Chain of Command (National, Regional, Wing)

32

Death Announcements

36

Thank You & Historian Excuses Page

37

SC Wing Aircraft

39

SC Rolling Stock

40

Glossary

41

Volume 2 Footnotes & Supporting Documents

42

Wing Statistics

44

Lineage and Honors

46

SC Wing Webpage Articles

48

5

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
SC State Map of Unit Locations

3

South Carolina Wing Building

11

Columbia Metropolitan Airport

12

SC Wing Commander Col France H. Smith

13

Senior Officer Award graphics

16

Cadet Award graphics

17

Gen Martin E. Dempsey Award Presentation

18

Unit Patches

25

Command Patches

28

SC Wing Staffing Chart

29

Chain of Command Official Portraits

32

B-17 Print (Final Salute)

36

SC State Map, Cessna 172, 182 & L23 Glider

39

CAP SC Flood Response Infographic

63

TSgt Micah Theurich, USAF, SC Flood Image

64

Back Cover: (Retired SC Wing Patch, Historian Specialty Badge)

65

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CHRONOLOGY
2015
Jan 30 – Feb 1, 2015
February 4-9
February 9
February 10-16
February 16-17
February 23
February 27- March 3
March 1-2
March 9
March 9
March 15-17
March 16-18
March 22-23
March 22
Mar 31, 2015
Apr 30, 2015
May 31, 2015
May 31, 2015
May 31, 2015
Jun 6, 2015
Jun 20 – 27, 2015
Jun 22 – 26, 2015
Jun 30, 2015
Jul 12 – 17, 2015
Jul 16 – 19, 2015
August 8, 2015
Sep 12, 2015
Nov 14, 2015

MER and SCWG Joint Conference
Logistics Survey Audit, SC Wing and other locations
Check Pilot/Instructor Pilot Standardization Training,
Wing HQ
Wing Safety Days
Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC), Walterboro-Lowcountry
Regional Airport
Cadet Color Guard Competition, Wing HQ
National Winter Board, Washington DC, National
Legislative Day
Corporate Learning Course (CLC), Old FBO Hilton Head
Airport
SAR/DR Exercise, Group 1 Spartanburg Airport
Prospective Wing Commander Interviews, Wing HQ
Spring Cadet Training Weekend (CTW), McCrady
National Guard Training Center
Compliance Inspection (CI), Wing HQ
Instrument and Instrument Instructor Ground School
Safety Fly-In, Columbia Metropolitan (CAE) Airport
SCWG Coastal Charleston SUI
SCWG Marion SUI
SCWG Florence SUI
SCWG Sumter SUI
SCWG Walterboro SUI
Encampment Staff Development Day
SC Wing Summer Encampment, McCrady National Guard
Center
Squadron Learning School (SLS)
SCWG Aiken SUI
Region Cadet Leadership School - South, Seymour Johnson
AFB, Goldsboro, NC
Cadet Glider Flying Weekend, Triple Tree Aerodrome,
Woodruff, SC
SCWG Commanders Call Meeting
Corporate Learning Course (CLC)
Unit Commander's Course (UCC)
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Nov 30, 2015
December 12, 2015

SCWG Camden Military SUI
SCWG Commanders Call Meeting

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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NARRATIVE
CHAPTER I - INTRODUCTION
The South Carolina Wing completed its 73rd year of service to the people of
the State of South Carolina and to the United States of America.
SOUTH CAROLINA WING ORIGIN
The South Carolina Wing was established and placed under the Command of
Lt Col Dexter C. Martin 01 December 1941.
During WWII, coastal patrols were established along the eastern seaboard
for the purpose of identifying any German U-boats that were preying on the
shipping lands of the United States. On 23 May 1942, under the leadership
of Lt. Col. Dexter C. Martin (SC Wing First Wing Commander), the Civil
Air Patrol activated Coastal Patrol No. 8 on James Island near Charleston,
South Carolina.
According to Robert E. Neprud, in his book "Flying Minute Men" (1948),
Neprud illustrates Coastal Patrol No. 8. "Set down amid the stubble of an
old cotton field on James Island, near Charleston, Coastal Patrol No. 8
received substantial assistance from the South Carolina Aviation
Commission. The base blossomed into one of the South's best when a batch
of former CCC buildings was dismantled, moved in by truck over narrow
dirt roads, and erected. Under the leadership of Major Jack R. Moore, of
Portland, Oregon, the men at James Island later constructed and furnished
an excellent recreation and classroom building" (Page 37).

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WING ORGANIZATION AND STATUS

SOUTH CAROLINA WING BUILDING
3901 CAP Wing Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170

The current building that headquarters the South Carolina Civil Air Patrol is
a far cry from the CCC building of the 1940s. Dedicated in 1981*, the
operations building is located near the Columbia Metropolitan Airport
(CAE) and continues to serve the people of South Carolina proudly.
*Officials at the time of dedication:
George O. Compton - Commander
William E. Hobson - Deputy Commander
Richard W. Riley - SC State Governor
South Carolina Aeronautics Commission
Joseph Wilder - Chairman
John W. Hamilton - Director
Design Collaborative Inc. - Architects/Columbia, South Carolina
M.B. Kahn - General Contractors/Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN AIRPORT (CAE) HISTORY

Columbia Metropolitan Airport (1940)
Columbia Metropolitan Airport today is a far cry from the vision of the early
aviation pioneers who established in the early 1940s a landing area in
Lexington County known as the Lexington County Airport. Airline services
developed in our community because Columbia had been identified in early
postal airmail routes as a location for airlines then holding contracts with the
Post Office Department and the Commerce Department.
World War II had a considerable impact upon aviation in the United States
and the Columbia Metropolitan area. The Lexington County Airport was
improved by the activity necessitated at this site by World War II military
construction. About 1941, the United States War Department acquired the
Airport from Lexington County and expanded it dramatically to serve the
war effort. Runways, hangars, roads, buildings, and other facilities were
added during the war to support the training activities of the B-25 flight and
bombardment functions.
In February 1942, Jimmy Doolittle traveled to Columbia and called
volunteers for a secret military mission. Approximately twenty-five B-25
flight crews were assembled for this secret military mission which was to
become the famous Doolittle Raid over Tokyo, on April 18, 1942. The
Doolittle Raid was the first good news which our country had heard from the
Pacific theater of operations and today we are proud of the role which our
Airport played in that historic action.
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Past & Present SC Wing Commanders
Lt Col Dexter C. Martin
Col Pride Ratterree
Col Ward W. Ware (Acting CC)
Col Elliott W. Springs
Col David S. Harter
Col Alfred A. Pate
Col Randolph W. Battle
Col John R. Taylor
Col E. Lee Morgan
Col John R. Taylor
Col Douglas Abercrombie
Col George O. Compton
Col William E. Hobson
Col T. Richard Herold
Col Douglas Abercrombie
Col T. Richard Herold
Col William E. Hobson
Col Ned H. Shows
Col T. Richard Herold
Col Kemper K. Hyers
Col Hartsell O. Rogers
Col Robert T. Townsend (Interim CC)
Col Saul H. Hyman (Interim CC)
Col Saul H. Hyman
Col Robert T. Townsend (Interim CC)
Col Aurel E. Smith
Col Hubbard Jacob Lindler
Col Frances H. Smith

01 December 1941 – 13 January 1947
13 January 1947 – 22 November 1950
22 November 1950 – 01 January 1951
01 January 1951 – 07 January 1952
07 January 1952 – 01 December 1952
01 December 1952 – 02 June 1956
02 June 1956 – 15 January 1960
15 January 1960 – 27 September 1971
27 September 1971 – 31 December 1974
01 January 1975 – 01 January 1976
01 January 1976 – 01 September 1977
01 September 1977 – 05 December 1981
05 December 1981 – 05 January 1986
01 September 1977 – 05 December 1981
05 January 1986 – 04 March 1989
04 March 1989 – 05 February 1990
05 February 1990 – 01 March 1991
01 March 1991 – 01 January 1993
01 January 1993 – 01 January 1996
01 January 1996 – 19 August 1996
19 August 1996 – 01 October 2000
01 October 2000 – 10 November 2001
10 November 2001 – 26 January 2002
26 January 2002 – 30 October 2005
30 October 2005 – 12 February 2006
12 February 2006 – 22 February 2010
22 February 2010 – 16 March 2013
16 March 2013 – Present

SC Wing Commander
Colonel Frances H. Smith

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SC WING AWARDS for 2015
AFA Outstanding Cadet of the Year
AFA Outstanding Senior Member of the Year –
AFA Outstanding Squadron of the Year –
Major General Jeanne M. Holm Aerospace Education Officer
Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year
John V. "Jack" Sorenson Cadet Programs Officer
Property Management Officer –
Senior Chaplain
Squadron Chaplain of the Year –
Col Robert V. "Bud" Payton Public Affairs Officer
Squadron of Merit
Cadet of the Year
Senior Member of the Year –
Inspector General of the Year –
Drug Demand Reduction Officer of the Year –
Safety Officer of the Year –
Col Edwin W. Lewis, Jr. Incident Staff Member of the Year –
Character Development Officer of the Year –

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2015 MIDDLE EAST REGION "OF THE YEAR" AWARDS
From: Knowles, John M Col CAP USAF-Aux MER/CC [mailto:jknowles@cap.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 7:00 AM
Subject: Middle East Region "Of The Year" Winners!

This year the Middle East Region conference was held in conjunction with the South
Carolina Wing conference at the end of January. It was a wonderful conference and Col
Smith and his team working with Col Barron did a great job. The only unfortunate thing
about the conference was that it was held before the nominations for the region "of the
year" awards were due so we could not honor those selected for the MER of the Year
awards.
It is my honor to announce that the following members and units are recognized as our
region's award winners with their names being forwarded to national headquarters for
consideration for the national "of the year" awards.
AWARD
MEMBER/UNIT
Ground Team
Lexington Composite Sqdn
Cadet Officer
C/Col Adam Eudy
Squadron
Chaplain
Capt Tony Gibbs
PD Officer
1st Lt Julie Dimitrov
DDR Wing of the Year South Carolina Wing

SC
SC
SC
SC
SC

WING
UNIT
Lexington Comp
Low Country Comp
Greenville Comp
Beaufort Comp

Congratulation to these outstanding award winners!

2015 NATIONAL CONFERENCE AWARDS

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CAP ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS for 2015
SENIOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS for 2015*

Gill Robb Wilson Award (Level V)
Lt. Col. James H. Harris

Maj. Robert L. Albert
Maj. Billy J. Geier

Paul E. Garber Award (Level IV)
Maj. Bruce W. Brown
Maj. Walter L. Safley
Lt. Col. James H. Harris
Maj. Michael D. Albertson

Grover C. Loening Award (Level III)

*Information taken from the Civil Air Patrol National Website. The senior
members listed above received their awards between August 2014 - December 2015.

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CAP ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS for 2015
CADET PROGRAM AWARDS for 2015

Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award
Tyler C. Hoover
C/Col Mark A. Eudy
C/Col David A. Eudy

Gen. Ira C. Eaker Award (Phase IV)

*Information taken from the Civil Air Patrol National Website. The cadets listed
above received their awards between August 2014 - December 2015.
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Gen Martin E. Dempsey (Joint Chiefs of Staff, Chairman) and C/Col Mark A. Eudy

Gen Martin E. Dempsey (Joint Chiefs of Staff, Chairman) and C/Col David A. Eudy

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SC WING SQUADRON LIST for 2015
MARION SENIOR SQUADRON (SC-002)
Address:
2497 E HWY 76
MARION, SC 29571
Meeting:
Phone:
Email: defarrow@yahoo.com
Website:
MEETS AT THE MARION COUNTY TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER

AIKEN COMPOSITE SQDN (SC-005)
Address:
619 Barnwell Ave NW
Mead Hall/Aiken Prep Campus
Aiken, SC 298016901
Meeting:
Phone: (803) 564-3767
Email: dwbrumbalow@gmail.com
Website:

GREENVILLE COMPOSITE SQDN (SC-014)
Address:
DOWNTOWN AIRPORT
SOUTH RAMP, 11 AIRPORT RD
GREENVILLE, SC 29607
Meeting:
Phone:
Email:
Website: http://www.scwg.cap.gov/greenville
If there is a Federal Holiday on a Monday. the meeting for that week will be held on the
Tuesday following the holiday.

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FLORENCE COMPOSITE SQDN (SC-020)
Address:
100 S CAP Dr.
FLORENCE, SC 29506
Meeting:
Phone: (843) 514-7662
Email: wjhargrove@HOTMAIL.COM
Website:
CAP Squadron Meets in Big Blue Building behind Airport fence off of McCall Blvd.

LEXINGTON COMPOSITE SQDN (SC-032)
Address:
3901 CAP WING DR
W COLUMBIA METRO APT
W COLUMBIA, SC 291692165
Meeting:
Phone:
Email: sharris@lexingtoncap.org
Website: http://www.lexingtoncap.org
Meeting starts at 1830.

COASTAL CHARLESTON COMPOSITE SQDN (SC-056)
Address:
101 FIGHTER DR
CAFB AERO CLUB BUILDING
CHARLESTON AFB, SC 29404
Meeting:
Phone:
Email:
Website: http://www.charlestoncap.com
Meets at the Charleston Aero Club Hanger next to the FAA tower at Charleston
International Airport...Cadets meet weekly and Seniors meet on the 1st & 3rd Monday of
the month.

20

ANDERSON COMPOSITE SQUADRON (SC-074)
Address:
5735 AIRPORT RD
Anderson Regional Airport
ANDERSON, SC 29626
Meeting:
Phone:
Email:
Website: http://www.andersonsccap.org/

SUMTER COMPOSITE SQDN (SC-075)
Address:
SUMTER MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
2945 AIRPORT ROAD
SUMTER, SC 29153
Meeting:
Phone:
Email: rob_olga@juno.com
Website:
The CAP squadron building is the blue and white facility on the right of the airport Thangers at the Sumter Municipal Airport .

SPARTANBURG COMP SQ (SC-090)
Address:
SPARTANBURG MEMORIAL AIRPORT
500 Ammons Rd
SPARTANBURG, SC 29306
Meeting:
Phone: (864) 504-9246
Email:
Website: http://www.scwg.cap.gov/sptg
Please see our web page for much more information.

21

YORK COUNTY COMPOSITE SQDN (SC-092)
Address:
515 S Cherry Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Meeting:
Phone:
Email: capyorksqknights@gmail.com
Website: http://scwg.cap.gov/york/

LOW COUNTRY COMPOSITE SQDN (SC-096)
Address:
52 GATEWAY CIR
OLD FBO HILTON HEAD AIRPORT
Hilton Head, SC 29926
Meeting:
Phone: (843) 368-4302
Email:
Website:

COLUMBIA COMPOSITE SQDN (SC-099)
Address:
1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd
Jim Hamilton - L.B. Owens Airport Conference Room
Columbia, SC 292054453
Meeting:
Phone:
Email:
Website: http://www.scwg.cap.gov/columbia

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EMERALD CITY COMPOSITE SQUADRON (SC-106)
Address:
Meeting:
Phone:
Email:
Website: http://scwg.cap.gov/grd/

GRAND STRAND COMPOSITE SQUADRON (SC-114)
Address:
1250 Aerodrome Ave
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
Meeting:
Phone:
Email:
Website:

BEAUFORT COMPOSITE SQUADRON (SC-115)
Address:
39 Airport Circle
Beaufort County Frogmore Airport
Beaufort, SC 299071523
Meeting:
Phone: (843) 368-5052
Email:
Website:

CAMDEN MILITARY ACADEMY CADET SQDN (SC-805)
Address:
520 HWY 1 N
CAMDEN, SC 29020

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RIVER OAKS MIDDLE SCHOOL CADET SQUADRON (SC-809)
Address:
8642 RIVER OAKS DR
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29420
Meeting:
Phone: (843) 460-7445
Email: tpeterson@dorchester2.k12.sc.us
Website:

SOUTH CAROLINA LEGISLATIVE LIAISON SQDN (SC-999)
Address:
3901 Cap Wing Dr
SC WING HQ
West Columbia, SC 29170-2165
Meeting:
Phone: (803) 212-6000
Email:
Website:

INACTIVE MEMBERS SQUADRON (“GHOST SQUADRON”)
MER-SC-000
South Carolina Wing Headquarters
3901 Cap Wing Dr
Columbia Metro Airport (CAE) – (803) 822-5470
Contact: Col Jay Lindler – (803) 518-5340

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UNIT PATCHES

RICHLAND CADET

LEXINGTON COMPOSITE

AIKEN COMPOSITE

COLUMBIA COMPOSITE

25

VERSION 1
VERSION 2
COASTAL-CHARLESTON COMPOSITE

SUMTER COMPOSITE
Challenge Coin
(Patch Similar)

Beaufort Composite Squadron
Beaufort, SC

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Emerald City Composite Squadron

Low Country Composite Squadron

Coastal Charleston Composite Squadron

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CAP/USAF ASSOCIATED COMMAND PATCHED

CAP-USAF

First Air Force

Air Force Rescue Coordination
Center

Air Education & Training
Commander (AETC)

Air University

28

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UNIT COMMANDER’S LIST for 2015

MER-SC-001
South Carolina Wing Headquarters
Col Frances H. Smith
MER-SC-002
Marion Composite Squadron
Capt Garrett Hayes
MER-SC-005
Aiken Composite Squadron
1st Lt David Brumbalow
MER-SC-014
Greenville Composite Squadron
Capt Chuck Morris
MER-SC-020
Florence Composite Squadron
Capt Bill Hargrove
MER-SC-032
Lexington Composite Squadron
Lt Stephen Harris
MER-SC-056
Coastal Charleston Composite Squadron
Lt Keith Wooten
MER-SC-074
Anderson Composite Squadron
Capt Randy Renz
MER-SC-075
Sumter Composite Squadron
Robert Buniel
MER-SC-090
Spartanburg Composite Squadron
Lt Rick Bryant
MER-SC-092
York County Composite Squadron
Capt Charlie Miller
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MER-SC-096
Lowcountry Composite Squadron
Capt Roger Kelly
MER-SC-099
Columbia Composite Squadron
Lt David Crone
MER-SC-106
Emerald City Composite Squadron
Major Kay Dowling
MER-SC-114
Grand Strand Composite Squadron
Major Duane Hackler
SCHOOL SQUADRONS
MER-SC-802
Richland Cadet Squadron
Lt Col Lavonne Adams
MER-SC-804
Dent Middle School Cadet Squadron
Capt Ger Button
MER-SC-805
Camden Military Academy Cadet Squadron
Lt Col Glenn Melberg
MER-SC-809
River Oaks Middle School Cadet Squadron
Major Tina M. Peterson
SC LEGISLATIVE SQUADRON
MER-SC-999
South Carolina Legislative Liaison Squadron
Senator Phil Leventis

INACTIVE MEMBERS SQUADRON (“GHOST SQUADRON”)
MER-SC-000
South Carolina Wing Headquarters
Col Frances H. Smith
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CIVIL AIR PATROL CHAIN OF COMMAND for 2015**

Secretary of Defense
The Honorable Ash Carter

Joint Chiefs of Staff
Gen Martin E. Dempsey

Secretary of the Air Force
Deborah Lee James

Air Force Chief of Staff
Gen Mark A. Welsh III, USAF

AETC Commander
Lt Gen D. Roberson, USAF

Air University Commander
Lt Gen Steven L. Kwast, USAF

Holm Center Commander
Brig Gen P. Guemmer, USAF

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CIVIL AIR PATROL CHAIN OF COMMAND (Continue)**

AF Reserve Officer Training Corps
Commander
Col Sherry L. Stearns-Boles

Officer Training School
Commandant
Col Scott M. Lockwood

Air Force Junior Reserve
Officer Training Corps, Director
Col Bobby C. Woods, Jr

CAP-USAF Commander
Col Michael D. Tyynismaa

**Chain of Commander current as of Oct 2015
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COMMANDERS APPOINTMENT LISTING – NAT. HQ**

Major Gen Joseph R. Vazquez
National Commander

Brig Gen Larry F. Myrick
National Vice Commander

Col Larry J. Ragland, CAP
National Executive Officer

Col Michael D. Tyynismaa
CAP-USAF Commander/
Council Advisor

Mr. Don Rowland
Chief Operating Officer/
Council Advisor

**Chain of Command current as of Oct 2015

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COMMANDERS APPOINTMENT LISTING - MER HQ

Col John M. Knowles , CAP
MER Region Commander

Col. Eugene L. Egry, III
MER Chief of Staff

COMMANDERS 2015 APPOINTMENT LISTING – SC HQ

Col. Frances Smith, CAP
SC Wing Commander

Major Lee Safley, CAP
SC Wing Vice Commander

Lt Col Chris Peterson, CAP
SC Wing Chief of Staff

Kim Phillips
SC Wing Administrator

**Chain of Command current as of Oct 2015
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2015 DEATH ANNOUNCEMENTS
National Headquarters and the SC Wing give a final salute to deceased members
who have passed away in 2015.*

Those promoted to glory:
Charles W. “Chuck” Morris Jr. - Greenville, SC
Major Ralph Driver - Anderson, SC

High Flight
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
Pilot Officer Gillespie Magee
No 412 squadron, RCAF

* Information obtained through CAP’s National Website.
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CIVIL AIR PATROL SOUTH CAROLINA WING
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CARLINA

07 Nov 2015
FROM: Larry K. Nelson, Lt Col
SUBJECT: Thank You and Historical Exceptions

Since the information in this historical document was mostly obtain by investigating
computer data files, I would like to thank those who maintain our wing website as well as
those who maintain our NHQ websites and Volunteer magazine. I was able to retrieve
calendar dates, aircraft data, award data, appointments, etc. that were useful in
completing the 2015 Historical Report for the South Carolina Wing.
This report also contains incomplete information. Statistics, award recognitions, and
other information may have not been available at the time of printing, of which, I
apologize for.
Special thanks to our Wing Administrator, Kim Phillips, Col Jay Lindler, Col Francis
Smith and Assistant Wing Historian, Capt Philip N. O’Reilly for their support and help of
the 2015 SC Wing Historical Report.

Larry K. Nelson, Lt Col, CAP
Historian, SC Wing

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SC WING AIRCRAFT*
Tail #

Year

A/C

Serial #

Date Acq

Cost

FAAID

N362BA
N532OK
N759MY
N993CP
N926CP
N819CP
N357CP
N635CP
N873CP
N590CP

1999
1981
1978
1997
2001
2003
2005
2005
2006
2009

L23 Glider
C172P
C182Q
C172R
C172S
C182T
C182T
C182T
C182T
C182T

008704
17274063
18266114
17280317
172S8914
18281259
18281509
18281530
18281872
18282171

02/24/2000
06/30/1987
06/30/1978
01/26/1998
09/24/2001
12/18/2003
03/24/2005
04/20/2005
12/21/2006
09/30/2009

$45,240
$32,000
$40,640
$126,900
$158,826
$271,395
$305,914
$305,914
$399,487
$471,893

SPA
HXD
SPA
CAE
CHS
AND
AND
AND
AND
MAO

Aircraft Removed from Fleet in 2015

Aircraft Acquired in 2015

Tail #

Callsign

Type FAA Airport Identification Based At:

N357CP

CPF3957 182T AND-ANDERSON RGNL

N362BA

CPF3999 L23

N5320K

CPF3920 172P HXD-HILTON HEAD

N590CP

CPF3990 182T MAO-MARION COUNTY

N635CP

CPF3935 182T AND-ANDERSON RGNL

SPA-SPARTANBURG DOWNTOWN MEMORIAL

N759MY CPF3959 182Q SPA-SPARTANBURG DOWNTOWN MEMORIAL
N819CP

CPF3919 182T AND-ANDERSON RGNL

N873CP

CPF3973 182T AND-ANDERSON RGNL

N926CP

CPF3926 172S CHS-CHARLESTON AFB/INTL

N993CP

CPF3993 172R CAE-COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN

*Location of Aircraft at the time of this report (EOY 2015)

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LOCATION OF SC WING AIRCRAFT*

Cessna 172 and 182

L23 Glider

*Locations of aircraft are subject to change due to mission needs and mission
capabilities.
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*ROLLING STOCK
Vehicle #
39002
39003
39005
39006
39015
39016
39017

License #
SG 64285
SG 64286
SG 69353
SG 71688
SG 75368
SG 76458
SG 81376

Call Sign
802

39018

SG 81375

818

39019
39020
39021

SG 82388
SG
SG 83588

819

39023

SG 84428

823

39024

N/A

824

39025

SG

39028

SG

39029

SG

39030
39031
39034

SG
SG
SG

830
831
834

39035

SG

835

39036

SG 94791

836

39037

SG

39038

SG

805
806
815
816
817

821

838

Type
1994-DGD-B350
1994-DGD-B350
1995-GMC-G3500
1996-FORD-E350
1999-FORD-E350
1999-FORD-E350
2003-CHEVSilverado
2003-CHEVExpress
1994-DGD-B350
1999-AERO
1999-DGD-Grand
Caravan SE
2005-CHEVExpress
2005-CARGTrailer
2006-LAYTNOMAD
2005-KEYSCOUGAR
2006-JAY1-JAY
FLIGHT
2008-FORD-E350
2008-FORD-E350
2010-DGDGRAND
CARAVAN SE
2011-FORD-E350

Base
SC-074
SC-001
SC-005
SC-075
SC-805
SC-014
SC-014

2011-DGDGRAND
CARAVAN SE
2012-FORD-E350
2012-FORD-E350

SC-001

SC-056
SC-113
SC-090
SC-001
SC-032
SC-020
SC-096
SC-001
SC-020
SC-096
SC-099
SC-106
SC-090

SC-001
SC-114

*Location of rolling stock at the time of this report (EOY 2015)

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GLOSSARY
AE Aerospace Education
AEPSM Aerospace Education Program for Senior Members
AFB Air Force Base
AFRCC Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
CAP Civil Air Patrol
CAPM Civil Air Patrol Manual
CAP-MAP Civil Air Patrol - Management Analysis Program
CAPR Civil Air Patrol Regulations
CAP-RAP Civil Air Patrol - Reserve Assistance Program
CARDA Continental Air Reconnaissance for Damage Assessment
CD Civil Defense
CLC Corporate Learning Course
COMP. Composite
SQDN Squadron
DAE Director of Aerospace Education
DOD Department of Defense
DRMO Defense Reutilization Management Office
ECI Extension Course Institute
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
KANCAC Kansas Cadet Advisory Council
NCOIC Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge
NCR North Central Region
SAC Strategic Air Command
SAR Search and Rescue
SLS Squadron Leadership School
SOS Squadron Officers School
US United States
USAF United States Air Force
USAF-CAP United States Air Force - Civil Air Patrol
VHF Very High Frequency

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HISTORY of the
SOUTH CAROLINA
WING
Civil Air Patrol
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

1 JANUARY 2015 – 31 DECEMBER 2015
VOLUME 2 – SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
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LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Wing Statistics
Lineage and Honors Data
Awards and Decorations
Aerospace education information
SC Wing Website News Articles

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*WING STATISTICS
* SCWG Civil Air Patrol Membership Graphs as of 11/07/2015

Membership Statistics by Type (688)

Senior Officers
Cadets
Cadet Sponsors
Patrons
50 Year Members
State Legislative Members

395
279
5
4
4
84

57.41%
40.55%
0.72%
0.58%
0.58%
12.20%

Officer Program Level Status (395)
Level 5
Level 4
Level 3
Level 2
Level 1

25
30
55
68
196

6.32%
7.59%
13.92%
17.21%
49.62%

Officer Grade Distribution
Senior Members
Captain
Major
Lt Col
Col
Mission Pilots: 33
Observers: 68
Mission Scanners: 116
Ground Team Leaders: 19
Mission Chaplains: 3

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MISSIONS.......................................................................................
"FINDS"..........................................................................................

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APPENDIX I
LINEAGE AND HONORS DATA
WING/UNIT DESIGNATION

South Carolina Wing Headquarters
Civil Air Patrol (MER-SC-001)

LOCATION:

Columbia Metropolitan Airport,
(CAE), South Carolina

MAILING ADDRESS:

3901 CAP Wing Drive
West Columbia, SC 29228
(803) 822-5470
(803) 822-5326
wa@scwgcap.org

PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
E-MAIL ADDRESS:
HIGHER HEAD QUARTERS:

Middle East Region Headquarters
Civil Air Patrol
1500 Friendship Drive
Sanford, NC 27330

COMMANDER:
VICE COMMANDER:
CHIEF OF STAFF:
LIAISON OFFICER:

Col Frances H. Smith
Major Lee Safley
Lt Col Chris Peterson
Lt Col Mark Rutan, USAF (Retired)

UNITS NEWLY ASSIGNED
NONE
ATTACHED UNITS DISBANDED: NONE
AIRCRAFT FLOWN:

VEHICLES:

NINE (9) - Corporate (Powered)
Aircraft
ONE (1) - Glider Aircraft
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AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Cadet Achievements:
Spaatz: 4
Eaker: 4
Earhart: 12
Mitchell: 34
Wright Brothers: 102
AEROSPACE EDUCATION INFORMATION
YEAGER COUNTS:
29
SPECIALTY TRACK COUNTS (AE):
MASTER:
1
SENIOR:
1
TECHNICIAN:
0
NONE:
12

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SC WING WEBSITE NEWS ARTICLES for 2015

SCWG Wing Staff Adjustments
Posted Feb 4, 2015, 7:04 PM by Ray Schnell

Please note the following changes to Wing Staff in an effort to provide the most effective team to
support unit and wing programming.
Lt. Julie Dimitrov will transition into the Disaster Relief Officer under Operations/Emergency
Services. The Disaster Relief Officer position is a role suited for Lt. Dimitrov as her occupational
and educational talents, as well as desires, reside in this area. The Wing should look forward to
interacting with Lt. Dimitrov as she exercises her extensive network to integrate SC Wing CAP
into the State and National role for Disaster Preparedness and Response.
Capt. Kem Fronabarger, a former cadet now senior member, will take the helm of Professional
Development. As a career university level educator, Capt. Fronabarger is in position to continue
the dynamic programming that has been developed and offered in the Wing under Lt. Dimitrov
and her predecessor's development.
I am highly excited to see where these fine officers position their programs in the coming months
and years.
Welcome to the staff, and thank you for your dedication and service.
Respectfully,
Lt. Col. Chris Peterson, CAP

SC Wing CAP Pilots support the SC Air National Guard
Posted Feb 19, 2015, 10:48 AM by Ray Schnell

Hopkins, SC, 18 February, 2015 (AP)- Members of the South Carolina Air National Guard are
flying in a training exercise over Greenwood, McCormick and Newberry counties.
The F-16 jets with the 169th Fighter Wing from McEntire Joint National Guard Base may be seen
Wednesday escorting a single-engine plane from the South Carolina Civil Air Patrol.
Guard spokesman Senior Master Sgt. Ed Snyder says the exercise is running between 1 p.m. and
2:30 p.m.
Snyder says the exercise has been coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration and
shouldn't cause concern.
Snyder says the pilots and crew must routinely conduct such exercises to practice responding to
potential airborne threats over the U.S. The unit has been conducting such training exercises as
part of the nation's North American Aerospace Defense Command missions since the Sept. 11
terror attacks.

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Successful Mission for SC Wing Team
Posted Mar 1, 2015, 6:40 AM by Ray Schnell [ updated Mar 14, 2015, 7:24 AM ]

We want to recognize a recent success for SC Wing. The following members participated in a
high priority short notice Air Force requested mission. On February 17th a meeting was
conducted at Joint Base Charleston. The Air Force requested immediate assistance from the Civil
Air Patrol to fly three low level training routes. Timing was critical with the routes needing to be
flown by Feb 28th only 11 days away! We are proud to say we successfully completed the
mission, even with significant weather complications and budget constraints, on time and
UNDER budget!
Our SC Wing Team of Dedicated Professionals again came through as we always do allowing
the Air Force to continue flying the routes without delay, maintaining their proficiency to support
National and International activities.
This mission alone has already lead to additional routes being requested by the Air Force in
May!
We could not be prouder!!!!
Capt Brett Grooms
Crews:
MP Major Bayne Selby
MO Captain Steve Hyland
MS Lieutenant Jim Greco
MP Captain Marcus Jenerette
MO Captain Lein Hayes
MS Captain Drew Earnest
MP Lieutenant James Freeman
MO Captain Lein Hayes
Also others who greatly assisted:
Mark Rutan - Liaison
Colonel Hartsell Rogers
Lieutenant Johnathan Bryan
Major Louis Mays

SCWG Fertile Keynote 15-1-10594
Posted Jul 19, 2015, 8:52 AM by Ray Schnell

Members of the SC Wing participated in a Fertile Keynote Exercise with the SC Air National
Guard, the USAF and other DoD/FAA/Local Law Enforcement agencies on 18 July, 2015. Our
Target and High Bird have successfully returned to their home base.
The mission was exciting, challenges started early in the morning, requiring crews to overcoming
aircraft imprisonment due to power outages effecting hangar and airport gate access in the

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upstate. Additional challenges on the Repeater, caused the team to again adapt and overcome, as
the High Bird literally repeated every communication between Mission Base/IC and the TOI. At
the end of the day, the mission was again highly successful and the ANG seems to be well
pleased with our dedication and support.
Air Crews:
Shannon Stevens – MO TOI
Ben Cole – MP TOI
Roger Kelly – MP High Bird
Mitch Brach – MO and a very busy communicator High Bird
Mission Radio/Communication Lead – Russell Albright
Special Thanks to Doug Anderson, Brad Lee, and Brett Grooms for setting up the game plane,
communications, and support.
If you or members of your unit would like to participate in this twice a month reoccurring mission
please inform Operations. We always need qualified aircrew and communicators, training is
available.

North Carolina CAP/Middle East Region Support
Posted Jul 29, 2015, 10:12 AM by Ray Schnell

North Carolina / Middle East Region requested assistance supporting NC’s encampment with
pilots/aircraft tomorrow and Friday. We are happy to announce that within 30 mins of the initial
request we had two aircraft and pilots willing to support the mission. One hour later we
confirmed a third aircraft and pilot. This highlights the outstanding commitment from SC
members who all had to rearrange work/family schedules to support a last minute request.
We are very proud of the pilots who responded without hesitation: Major Al Spain, Major Steve
Askew, 1st Lt. Brian Rawl and supporting staff, Lt. Col Bill Shook.

Weekly Update - 02 SEP 2015
Posted Sep 30, 2015, 3:30 PM by System Administrator

Erika
As Erika disintegrates over the US, it’s a great reminder to each of us to gauge our level of
readiness for a hurricane or other natural disaster. Are our 24 hour packs ready, flight gear &
charts current, uniforms and other supplies ready? What about our family and our personal
stuff? Generator functional with fuel, candles, water, food, escape route? If you have not
conducted a self-evaluation – it’s a great time to do so.
TAKE NOTICE
A wing wide SAR/EX is coming in the next few weeks. It will be used to gauge the wing’s
response to a natural disaster. You can expect wing wide operations between 15 and 20
Sept. Yes, you read that correct, we will have funded flying and ES operations after 15 Sept this
year. TAKE NOTICE – A WING SIDE SAR EX IN TWO WEEKS.
Mini – Local SAR/EX

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A joint unit SAR/EX with Sumter, Florence, and Marion was conducted this weekend. Although
mother-nature did not support the requested flight operations, significant Ground Team, UDF,
and Mission Radio training and exercising was conducted. Great work by all those to
participated.
Orientation Flights
Spartanburg continues to crank out the glider sorties providing cadet orientation flights to the
cadets of our wing. The glider is currently sitting on 174 glider sorties and is well scheduled for
the next month to achieve goal.
Cadet Programs
October 9-11 is Cadet Training Weekend. More information and staff applications are
available at SCadets.org. POC: Maj Cunningham.
Cadet Flight Training Applications are due this weekend. Cadets with at least a Mitchell and
interest in flying around Thanksgiving (likely missing two days of public school) please provide a
CAP resume to Lt. Col. Chris Peterson.
Operations/ES
September 5: Instrument Proficiency Check School in Burlington, NC. POC: Capt Tindall.
Continuous Through September:
Low Level Military Training Route Surveys. CAP flies military training routes to look for
obstructions or other factors that are of concern to military aircraft. Capt Brett Grooms is
coordinating these sorties.
Directed Training and Proficiency for Ops and ES missions. This includes the Constant
Exercise initiative, but also includes things you may need individually or for your unit. Col
Smith is the POC for Constant Exercise initiatives and Capt Grooms is the POC for Directed
Training and Proficiency Flying.
Professional Development
September 12: Corporate Learning Course (CLC) at SC Wing HQ. Maj Fronabarger is the
POC.

Weekly Update - 09 SEP 2015
Posted Sep 30, 2015, 3:31 PM by System Administrator

It’s a great day in the SC Wing!
AE
Our glider exceeded FY 2015 goal this past weekend placing 204 sorties on the powerless
bird. What a significant achievement. Spartanburg Composite Squadron the Wing’s caretaker of
the Glider program with support from key Wing staff has made an awesome effort this summer,
not only to provide an effective program for our cadets but working to transition some powered
pilots into glider and tow pilots. This effort will continue into FY 2016 and we anticipate some
scheduled flying for O Flights in the Fall and Spring on the calendar shortly.

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There still exists roughly $1500 in the Cadet Orientation Flight Budget for O Flights and the
execution date been extended to 26 Sept with receipt turn in immediately at sortie close out.
Cadet Programs
October 9-11 is Cadet Training Weekend. More information is available at
SCadets.org. POC: Maj Cunningham.
Cadet Flight Training: 21-25 Nov there will be Cadet Flight Training in Walterboro, SC. Room
and board provided, applications due, costs $125. POC: Lt. Col. Chris Peterson by 15 Sept.
Operations/ES
SAR/EX: there will be a wing wide SAR/DR Exercise throughout the state starting on or
about 17 Sept and ending around 23 Sept. Details will be provided per the scenario in the
coming days – but take notice, its coming.
Continuous Through September:
Low Level Military Training Route Surveys. CAP flies military training routes to look for
obstructions or other factors that are of concern to military aircraft. Capt Brett Grooms is
coordinating these sorties.
Directed Training and Proficiency for Ops and ES missions. This includes the Constant
Exercise initiative, but also includes things you may need individually or for your unit. There has
been money added to these missions, please contact Capt Grooms.
New Bird: There are three new Cessna 172 G1000 aircraft in the Middle East Region. One in
NC, one also in NC but awaiting assignment, and one at an undisclosed location in the
great Wing of SC. Yes, you heard that correctly, SC received a new airplane. Our fleet will
remain at 9 aircraft with N926CP transitioning to DC Wing, but we now have more Technically
Advanced Aircraft (TAA = G1000) than round dial aircraft.
Professional Development
September 12: Corporate Learning Course (CLC) at SC Wing HQ. Maj Fronabarger is the
POC

Weekly Update - 14 SEP 2015
Posted Sep 30, 2015, 3:33 PM by System Administrator

It’s a great day in the SC Wing!
Operations
SC Wing,
We successfully completed another regularly scheduled Fertile Keynote Intercept Mission with the
169th Fighter Wing out of McEntire, Sept 10th. Three SC CAP Aircraft participated, two targets
of interest (TOI) and a Highbird communication aircraft. Ground communications were managed

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from Wing HQ’s in Columbia.
“We can’t thank you enough for the efforts your members provide on a continual basis
supporting our training needs”, 169th Fighter Wing Swamp Fox.
Aircrews:
Col Hartsell Rogers, Lt Col Gene Sullivan, Maj Steve Askew, Maj Bob Brown, Capt Roger Kelly
Capt Marcus Jenerette, Capt Art Philips, 1st Lt Ajitkumar Patel, Maj Lee Safley (stand by crew)
Communications:
Maj Brad Lee & Capt Doug Anderson
IC:
Capt Brett Grooms
SAR/EX: there will be a SAR/DR Exercise throughout the state starting on or about 17 Sept and ending
around 23 Sept. Initial details have been distributed to provide some situational awareness, more
information is coming. Some operations will be conducted during the week yet most of the operations will
be concentrated around the weekend. There is a need for a complete team including Aircrew, COMMs,
GT/UDF, and Mission Base/IC support.
Aircraft: SC Wing consolidated aircraft report indicates approximately 51 hours short of the goal (200 Per
Aircraft Average) with two weeks remaining. There are roughly 24 hours in the Cadet Orientation Budget
and 30 Hours in the A-12 Proficiency budget funded flight time remaining. The SC Wing Command Staff
is asking each unit to fly two Cadet Orientation Sorties and two A12 Proficiency Flight Sorties to enhance
our mission and mission capability. Units without a currently assigned airplane contact the unit nearby for
coordination – let's fly.
Cadet Programs
13 Sept, 2000 Hours - Conference Call for DCCs: POC: Maj. Cunningham
October 9-11 is Cadet Training Weekend. Staff Selections has been posted. Basic and Advanced
Cadet Application Deadline, 30 Sept. More information is available at SCadets.org. POC: Maj
Cunningham.
Cadet Flight Training: 21-25 Nov there will be Cadet Flight Training in Walterboro, SC. Room and
board provided, applications due 15 Sept, costs $125. POC: Lt. Col. Chris Peterson.

Aerospace
The glider completed 204 sorties last week and the glider team is enjoying some much deserved
R&R. Expect things to pick up the first week of Oct, so get your teams ready.
There is still $1200 in the Cadet Orientation Flight Budget for O flights and this can be flown until 26
Sept. If you fly after 15 Sept, receipts have to be uploaded the day of the flight to ensure reimbursement
from National.
Logistics and Communications
Unit Officers and Representatives stand by, your annual inventory kicks off in two weeks: 1 Oct.

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Weekly Update - 21 SEP 2015
Posted Sep 30, 2015, 3:34 PM by System Administrator

OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENT!
Florence and Low Country have achieved the Quality Cadet Unit Award. This is a significant
accomplishment. The award requires 6 out of 10 of the following criteria:
Adult Leadership: Unit has at least 3 Training Leaders of Cadets graduates on its roster
Aerospace: Unit earned the Aerospace Excellence Award (AEX) or send in an after-action report
on a STEM Kit during the school year
Cadet Achievement: 40% of cadets on roster have attained the Wright Brothers Award
DDR Participation: 20% of cadets on roster have completed DDRx or unit participated in RRLA
Encampment: 50% of cadets on roster have completed encampment
Enrollment: Unit has at least 35 cadets listed on its roster
Growth: Unit’s cadet roster increased by 10%, or 10 cadets
Orientation Flights: 70% of cadets on roster have participated in at least 1 flight
Retention: Unit retained 40% of first year cadets (cadets that joined from 1 September 2013
through 31 August 2014)
CyberPatriot: Have one or more teams competing in CyberPatriot
Many squadrons in the SC Wing received 4 or 5 of 10 criteria. Let’s set this as a goal and have
all units work to attain this awesome achievement next year. Again, congratulations to Florence
and Low Country on this fantastic achievement.
Many end of the Fiscal Year Reports are due in the coming weeks and months. Please
review this schedule with your staff to remain compliant.
CAP Mission Updates:
Aerospace Education:
Aerospace Plans of Action for FY2016 and AE Reports are due in the next quarter. Please start
to review your FY2015, set goals for FY16 and submit your data to and request further
information from Maj. Tina Peterson.
Cadet Programs
9-11 Oct, Cadet Training Weekend
POC: Maj. Joshua Cunningham
Staff Applications Online – Scadets.org
Note to Commanders and DCC’s: Supporting the Cadet Training Weekends (CTW) and
Encampments are the single best on the job training opportunity for seniors and cadets who
support the Cadet Program. If you as a commander have not been able to support one of the
CTW events I highly recommend you do – there is no finer weekend training program in the
nation for the cadet program which includes seniors who support the program.
Operations/ES
SC Wing powered aircraft have joined our glider in achieving usage goal for FY2015. The
current average per airplane is 202 hours with a goal of 200. Congratulations to everyone in
the wing for making this happen. Aircraft usage is one of many criteria which factor into aircraft

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allotment (number of aircraft per wing) and is a key matrix in demonstrating that SC Wing is
accomplishing the mission. Special thanks to the caretakers, unit and wing operations staff,
pilots, and cadets of the following aircraft which individually are above goal:
N635CP – 288.7 Hours
N357CP – 271.2 hours
N819CP – 229.1 Hours
N873CP – 211.4 Hours
N993CP is only 5 hours short of goal!
There is still limited funded flying available – flights must be accomplished by Sunday and the
receipts uploaded and flight closed out nearly immediately for the finance process to occur
at Wing and NHQ for refund. POC: DO Capt. Brett Grooms
A-12 (Proficiency Flying) ~ 27 Hours
A-15 (Cadet O Flights) ~ 23 Hours
Don’t forget to wash your airplane! Aircraft should be washed often. If you need supplies or
instructions do not hesitate to contact the Director of Maintenance POC Lt. Col. Bill Shook or
DO Capt. Brett Grooms.

General Staff Updates:
Professional Development
7 Nov Unit Commanders Course Sept
POC: Maj. Kem Fronabarger
Public Affairs
15 Oct marks the Public Affairs Plans due date to Wing. POC: Capt. Matt Hamrick
Finance
1 Oct, CAPF 172 is due, this is accomplished by the Commander in eServices POC: Lt. Col. Kent
McCoin
Communications
ICUT DEADLINE 30 SEPT. Contact Maj. Brad Lee for information… your ES
qualifications will disappear if you have not accomplished this transition!
Logistics and Comms Inventory
That time is about upon us – Annual Inventory. Please start accounting for your materials. If you
have materials that are unused, broke, old, insufficient, or need something please have your unit
Supply or Comms contact the LG/Comm Directors at Wing.
Commanders Call
Commanders Call will be held 14 Nov at Wing HQ. With a couple of special themes:
Communications and Logistics Inventories should be complete prior to this date (15 Oct is
target).
End of Year Awards should be kicked off and will be a focused discussion
After CC Call we will hold a SAR Competition.
Each unit is expected to provide a UDF team for competition (minimum 2

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personnel).
Units who can support an Aircrew should do so, if you have an aircraft at this
time plan on bringing it to CC Call for the competition.
Units with only partial crews can team with other units for a full
compliment
Units without aircraft will have opportunity to compete as well.
What to expect: Written and Demonstration Tests on any tasks listed on the
SQTR for the position you are demonstrating during the evaluation.
More to come….

Weekly Update - 28 SEP 2015
Posted Sep 30, 2015, 3:35 PM by System Administrator

Many end of the Fiscal Year Reports are due in the coming weeks and months. Please
review this schedule with your staff to remain compliant.

CAP Mission Updates:
Aerospace Education:
Aerospace Plans of Action for FY2016 and AE Reports are due in the next quarter. Please start
to review your FY2015, set goals for FY16 and submit your data to and request further
information from Maj. Tina Peterson.
Cadet Programs
9-11 Oct, Cadet Training Weekend
McCrady Nat Guard
See www.scadets.org for info
Deadline for applicants 30 Sept!
There will be four airman flights and those cadets in the sergeant ranks can choose from
three specialty flights. PLEASE GET YOUR CADETS TO REGISTER SOON. Challenge them
to have a well-represented squadron!!!
POC: Maj. Joshua Cunningham
Staff Applications Online – Scadets.org
Note to Commanders and DCC’s: Supporting the Cadet Training Weekends (CTW) and
Encampments are the single best on the job training opportunity for seniors and cadets who
support the Cadet Program. If you as a commander have not been able to support one of the
CTW events I highly recommend you do – there is no finer weekend training program in the
nation for the cadet program which includes seniors who support the program.
Oct 24-25 Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC) Hosted by Greenville Squadron at the Downtown
Greenville Airport (11 Airport Extension Greenville, SC). Contact Capt Crystall Eudy to register
at crystall.eudy@scwgcap.org.
Nov 7 Cadet Leadership Day at SCWG HQ; 0900-1600 This will be a fun day starting at
wing HQ, lunch, then a trip to the SC State Museum and Relic Museum. Lunch is $5. The entry
to the museum is free for cadets and DCCs. Others will be $5. Uniform of the day is Blues. The
deadline to register will be Nov 1. Registration info will be posted soon at www.scadets.org .

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Operations/ES
Don’t forget to wash your airplane! Aircraft should be washed often. If you need supplies or
instructions do not hesitate to contact the Director of Maintenance POC Lt. Col. Bill Shook or
DO Capt. Brett Grooms.
The new Fiscal Year occurs this week. Please do not operate the aircraft after 30 Sept until an
announcement from the Director of Operations. There is potential that a federal government
shut-down could affect the insurance of the CAP assets, specifically aircraft. We do not
anticipate this but want to be sure we need to be sure. Just check before you operate.
General Staff Updates:
Professional Development
7 Nov Unit Commanders Course Sept
POC: Maj. Kem Fronabarger
Public Affairs
15 Oct marks the Public Affairs Plans due date to Wing. POC: Capt. Matt Hamrick
Finance
1 Oct, CAPF 172 is due, this is accomplished by the Commander in eServices POC: Lt. Col. Kent
McCoin
Communications
ICUT DEADLINE 30 SEPT. Contact Maj. Brad Lee for information… your ES
qualifications will disappear if you have not accomplished this transition!
Logistics and Comms Inventory
That time is about upon us – Annual Inventory. The window opens 1 Oct. Please start accounting
for your materials. If you have materials that are unused, broke, old, insufficient, or need
something please have your unit Supply or Comms contact the LG/Comm Directors
at Wing. Unit inventories should be complete by 15 OCT.
Commanders Call
Commanders Call will be held 14 Nov at Wing HQ. With a couple of special themes:
·
Communications and Logistics Inventories should be complete prior to this date (15 Oct is
target).
·
End of Year Awards should be kicked off and will be a focused discussion
·
After CC Call we will hold a SAR Competition.
o Each unit is expected to provide a UDF team for competition (minimum 2
personnel).
o Units who can support an Aircrew should do so, if you have an aircraft at this
time plan on bringing it to CC Call for the competition.
§ Units with only partial crews can team with other units for a full
compliment
§ Units without aircraft will have opportunity to compete as well.
o What to expect: Written and Demonstration Tests on any tasks listed on the
SQTR for the position you are demonstrating during the evaluation.

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More to come….
 

South Carolina Wing of Civil Air Patrol Assisting in Emergency Operations
Posted Oct 6, 2015, 9:49 AM by Matt Hamrick

October 6, 2015—Columbia, SC—The South Carolina Wing of the Civil Air Patrol ("CAP"), the

official auxiliary of the United States Air Force, is assisting in emergency operations in response
to the flood event currently taking place across the state.
South Carolina Wing Incident Management Staff have been working with the state's Emergency
Operations Center. CAP will be focusing on the state's rivers for possible search and rescue
operations and disaster impact assessment.
A CAP aircrew from Anderson, SC flew one mission yesterday along the Saluda River from
Saluda, NC to Lake Greenwood, SC, for damage assessment and search and rescue assistance.
Today CAP is assisting in the flood relief effort in force, with two aircraft and aircrews from
CAP's Georgia Wing, two aircraft and aircrews from CAP's North Carolina Wing, and eight
aircraft and aircrews from CAP's South Carolina Wing currently operating in the relief effort.
CAP squadrons around the state expect to perform air, ground and communications operations in
support of the emergency and disaster relief efforts throughout this week.
CAP, the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 60,000
members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role,
performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the
Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of
70 lives annually. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief and
drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies.
CAP members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than
25,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. CAP received the World
Peace Prize in 2011 and has been performing missions for America for 74 years. CAP also
participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the
sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. For more information on CAP, visit gocivilairpatrol.com

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South Carolina Wing assisting in flood response
FROM CAP NHQ: October 6, 2015

COLUMBIA, South Carolina – Twelve Civil Air Patrol aircrews from three wings are
making damage assessment flights today over flood-drenched South Carolina in the wake
of record rainfall that has left dams broken and rivers swollen across the state.
Eight CAP planes from the South Carolina and two each from the Georgia and North
Carolina wings took to the air today, providing photos of the floodwaters’ impact for
state and emergency agency officials to use in deciding where to focus recovery efforts
most effectively. On Monday, a South Carolina aircrew flew along the Saluda River from
Saluda, North Carolina, to Lake Greenwood, South Carolina, for the same purpose.
In addition, the aircrews are “focusing on the state’s rivers for possible search and rescue
operations,” said Col. Francis H. Smith Jr., South Carolina Wing commander and CAP
incident commander for the flood mission. The wing’s incident command staff is
working with the state’s Emergency Operations Center in West Columbia.
Squadrons across the wing expect to perform air, ground and communications operations
in support of disaster relief efforts throughout this week.

Flood response missions continue in South Carolina
Posted Oct 8, 2015, 11:34 AM by Matt Hamrick

FROM CAP NHQ:
October 7, 2015
COLUMBIA, South Carolina – Civil Air Patrol members from three wings spent about 85
hours aloft in 14 planes Tuesday identifying locations in flood-drenched South Carolina that
required or will soon require search and rescue missions, and the South Carolina Wing’s
commander expects a comparable effort today.
Airmen from the South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina wings also provided damage
assessment reports and photos for emergency officials on the ground, said Col. Francis H. Smith
Jr., wing commander. About 100 CAP members were involved in the flood response Tuesday,
Smith said.
“We expect similar numbers (Wednesday),” he added.
“Even now, there are CAP members that are compiling reports and continuing to plan for the next
operational periods,” he said in an email late Tuesday. “We’ll kick off again early in the
morning.”
“We will also have a couple of aircraft and aircrews set aside to fly federal, state and local
officials that need to see what they’re dealing with,” Smith said.
In addition to two aircrews and planes each from the Georgia and North Carolina wings, Smith
said, a GippsAero GA8 Airvan and an aircrew from Maryland arrived Tuesday and will fly today.

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A Cessna 206 from the North Carolina Wing is also expected, he said.
“Every bit of support we have asked for we have received without hesitation,” Smith said.

CAP ramps up flight schedule for aerial photos, asks members to help
evaluate flooding images through crowdsourcing
Posted Oct 8, 2015, 11:37 AM by Matt Hamrick

FROM CAP NHQ:
October 8, 2015
COLUMBIA, South Carolina – Civil Air Patrol has made 81 flights so far this week, spending
156 hours in the sky above flood-drenched South Carolina. The flights are being made in
response to deadly rain that Gov. Nikki Haley is calling a “thousand-year” event, which has
already claimed 17 lives.
Aircrews from Civil Air Patrol’s South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Maryland wings
are scheduled to fly eight more sorties this morning. The airmen are tasked with taking aerial
photos of the flooding for emergency officials on the ground. The images, taken with CAP’s
geotagging-capable cameras, provide the officials with real-time information that helps them
assess damages and assign critical response resources.
“As you can well imagine from seeing all that has been in the news over the last several days, our
South Carolina Wing personnel, as well as members from neighboring wings and regions, are
assisting in the disaster relief efforts there, and doing great work,” said John Desmarais, director
of operations at CAP National Headquarters, in an email directive to CAP commanders and staff
Wednesday night.
In the directive, commanders were encouraged to ask CAP members in their wings to assist
Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters GIS staff in reviewing the images
through online crowdsourcing tools fielded by crisis mapping volunteers via FEMA’s
GeoPlatform.
“We know many of you want to help even at a distance,” said Desmarais. “If you could
encourage your members to go to http://fema.maps.arcgis.com/home/, click on Image Ranking,
follow the instructions and take the time to review some imagery, we’d really appreciate it. This
crowdsourcing helps FEMA make many decisions and helps people in the affected areas, so any
help is appreciated.”
In November 2012, on the East Coast, Hurricane Sandy prompted a similar response from CAP
wings both inside and outside the affected areas. In all, 21 wings from CAP’s Middle East,
Northeast and Great Lakes regions conducted 696 flights totaling 1,407 hours and uploaded
158,012 geotagged images for FEMA. For the first time, the images were evaluated through
crowdsourcing in order to obtain quick and effective assessments as imagery was uploaded.

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ATTENTION ALL CAP MEMBERS. YOUR ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED
Posted Oct 8, 2015, 11:39 AM by Matt Hamrick

Please see the following request from John W. Desmarais, Sr., HQ CAP Director of Operations:
As you can well imagine from seeing all that has been in the news over the last several days, our
South Carolina Wing personnel, as well as members from neighboring wings and regions are
assisting in the disaster relief efforts there, and doing great work. Similar to what was done during
Hurricane Sandy, the FEMA Headquarters GIS staff has asked for our help to get images
reviewed via a crowdsourcing application in the Geoplatform. We know many of you want to
help even at a distance. If you could encourage your members to go to the link below, click on
Image Ranking, follow the instructions and take the time to review some imagery, we’d really
appreciate it. This crowd-sourcing helps FEMA make many decisions and help people in the
affected areas, so any help is appreciated.
http://fema.maps.arcgis.com/home/

A Message from CAP Flood Response Incident Commander for 9 Oct. 2015
Posted Oct 10, 2015, 7:28 AM by Matt Hamrick

From Lt Col Mike Albertson, CAP flood response IC for 9 Oct. 2015:
Wrapping up a day as Incident Commander of the CAP's response to the SC Flooding Disaster.
Thanks to everyone who volunteered today and the CAP members from Maryland, Virginia, and
North Carolina for coming down and lending their services.
11 Aircraft flew approximately 40 hours today to provide imagery, real time assessment, and
search and rescue. We even had a visit from the CAP National Commander!. Thanks everyone
for your service!!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from CAP NHQ:
Posted Oct 10, 2015, 7:30 AM by Matt Hamrick

October 9, 2015
Enhanced technology improves Civil Air Patrol’s flood damage assessment imagery
COLUMBIA, South Carolina – Civil Air Patrol airmen photographing the flood damage in South
Carolina began using a new tool Thursday in their emergency response arsenal – a Garmin Virb
camera system that attaches to their planes’ wing strut. The cameras capture ground images
directly below, which allows officials to make much faster use of the images.
South Carolina Wing officials received three of the new cameras Thursday from CAP’s National
Operations Center at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. They were first used on damage
assessment flights last night.
The camera systems and associated online tools to deliver these images were developed through
tests with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Geospatial-Intelligence
Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1st Air Force (AFNORTH) and
Civil Air Patrol over the last year, said John Desmarais, CAP director of operations.

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So far this week, Civil Air Patrol has provided 3,650 aerial photos of the South Carolina flood
damage. Aircrews have made 110 flights, spending 202.9 hours in the sky above the state.
About 187 CAP members have worked in the air and on the ground in support of the flooding
response.
Aircrews from South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, Georgia and Virginia are flying under
the direction of 1st Air Force at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. A total of 21 CAP planes have
been deployed for the South Carolina mission.
Members of the public are invited to join CAP members in ranking the aerial photos; the
crowdsourcing website ishttp://fema.maps.arcgis.com/home/. The crowdsourcing process
expedites emergency officials’ ability to identify critical infrastructure needs.
CAP is also conducting search and rescue flights. So far, CAP has directed emergency officials to
numerous vehicles in distress, located two unsafe bridges that had no law enforcement or other
barricades and flown over roads in and out of Georgetown to help state emergency management
plan for evacuations.
Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the
Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of Regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force
Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force
role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland
search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited
by the AFRCC with saving an average of 70 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 58,000 members
nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the
request of federal, state and local agencies. Its Airmen additionally play a leading role in
aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently
participating in the CAP cadet program. Civil Air Patrol received the Congressional Gold Medal
in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. Congressionally chartered 74
years ago, the nonprofit organization also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to
remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans.

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CAP SC Flood Response Infographic
Posted Oct 10, 2015, 7:35 AM by Matt Hamrick

See the latest infographic on CAP's SC flood response efforts on 9 Oct 2015.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from CAP NHQ
Posted Oct 11, 2015, 6:11 AM by Matt Hamrick

October 10, 2015
CAP crews continue aerial imagery, provide overview flights for officials, remain alert as
weather deteriorates in South Carolina
COLUMBIA, South Carolina – Civil Air Patrol airmen continued photographing the flood
damage in South Carolina on Friday while also providing four flights for Georgetown county
officials, Urban Search and Rescue Team, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and
airmen from the 1st Combat Camera Squadron in Charleston.
CAP also responded to a high priority search request from FEMA in the Canadys region, looking
for distressed individuals in the flooded area. No one was located.
So far this week, Civil Air Patrol aircrews have made 138 flights, spending over 240 hours in the
sky above the state.
By nightfall, requests for images were arriving at a “significantly slower pace,” according to Col.
Francis Smith, South Carolina Wing commander. CAP crews from Maryland, Virginia, North
Carolina, and Georgia, who were in the state supporting the mission, returned to their home states
last night. As the weather in South Carolina deteriorated on Saturday morning, requests are being
handled by South Carolina Wing members, although members from other wings remain ready to
return to the state should the need arise as heavy rains are expected today.

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CAP and USAF 1st Combat Camera Squadron work together 10 Oct 2015
Posted Oct 11, 2015, 6:15 AM by Matt Hamrick
Photos:
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CAP_SCWG_1_151009: TSgt Micah Theurich, USAF, from the 1 Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base
Charleston, documents South Carolina flooding during Civil Air Patrol flight. (Photo: Maj. Brenda A. Reed,
CAP)
CAP_SCWG_1_151009: CAP aerial images of flooding in South Carolina. (Photo: Maj. Brenda A. Reed,
CAP)

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