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

January 2016 -

December 2016

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

Prepared By
Major Betty Schoenhardt, CAP
Tennessee Wing Historian

Reviewed By
Col. Arlinda Bailey, CAP
Tennessee Wing Commander

COMMANDERS APPROVAL LETTER
( ATTACH  HERE  AS  PDF  OR  MS  WORD  DOCUMENT)  

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE ..............................................................................................................1
COMMANDER’S APPROVAL LETTER ................................................................2
INTRODUCTION OF UNIT STAFF........................................................................ 6
TABLE OF CONTENTS............................................................................................4
NARRATIVE
CHAPTER I: DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS ......Lt Col Ande Boyer/Lt Col Dent Young
Search and Rescue: The TN WING was asked to respond to searches when ELT distress
signals were reported by: airborne aircraft and FAA monitoring the emergency
frequencies, US. Parks Department and Law Enforcement Officials when downed aircraft
were suspected or missing persons were reported.
We provided patterned air searches, communications, communication relays,
photographic missions, ground teams and mission base personnel integrating with other
agencies when requested.
There were missions handed off to neighboring wings when it was established that the
alerts were originating from those wings.
One exercise encompassed, not only TN Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), but
was held in conjunction with a training exercise with the National Guard.
Disaster Relief.......................................................................................See page six.
Homeland Security..................................................................................... No report
Counterdrug ....................................................................................... See page eight
CHAPTER II: DIRECTOR OF AEROSPACE EDUCATION ................ Lt Col Gary Lynn
Internal Aerospace Education Lt Col Lynn and Lt Col Garner were approved by NHQ to
present a seminar on AE Teacher Workshop at the University of Tennessee during the
CAP National Conference in Nashville.
There is an ongoing effort to get AE courses into various public schools.
External Aerospace Education By giving presentations in local high schools, interest in
the CAP Cadet Program was generated.
An AE Teacher Workshop was held in July at the University of Tennessee. Both basic
and advanced workshops had full enrollment with alternates on a waiting list.
CHAPTER III: DIRECTOR OF CADET PROGRAMS ........................... Lt Col Jeff Clark
Cadet Programs ................................................................................................
Cadet Activities................................................................................................
Drug Demand Reduction .................................................................................
APPENDIX I: Chapters I-III - Data and Statistics ......................................................
Operations ........................................................................................................
Aerospace Education .......................................................................................

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Cadet Programs ................................................................................................
APPENDIX II: Unit Staff - Data and Statistics ...........................................................
Unit Map (showing geographic subdivisions within a REGION/WING) .......
Unit Organization Chart ...................................................................................
Unit Command and Staff Listing .....................................................................
APPENDIX III: Director of Logistics – Data and Statistics........................ Maj Scott Alley
Supply ..............................................................................................................
Transportation ..................................................................................................
Maintenance .....................................................................................................
APPENDIX IV: Director of Communications – Data and Statistics ..... Lt Col Dave Garner
Communications Operations............................................................................
Communications Facilities and Equipment .....................................................
APPENDIX V: Director of Professional Development - Data and StatisticsMaj Scott Alley
Professional Development: A professional development weekend was held in Nashville,
TN. at TEMA Headquarters. The areas covered were: SLS, CLC, UCC, TLC.
In April, a webinar on the VIRB camera was presented in preparation for a practice OPS
Eval . A request was sent out for all aircrew positions to attend as the evaluation was
scheduled for July. (After this was sent out, we were notified to discontinue use because
of temporary adhesive mount failures. The FAA approval of permanent mounts was
expected.

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APPENDIX VI: Staff Officers - Data and Statistics ...................................................
Administration ................................................................................. Maj Scott Alley
Personnel .......................................................................................... Maj Scott Alley
Recruiting and Retention .................................................... Lt Col Roger Middleton
Plans and Programs ................................................................. Lt Col Harry Bannon
Public Affairs .............................................................. 1st Lt Morgan Torp-Petersen
Information Technology .........................................................1st Lt Ken McDonald
Finance - Financial Statement ............................... Maj Bill Pfeifer/Maj Paul Hodge
Chaplain ............................................. Lt Col Sergio Freeman/Lt Col John P. Joslin
Historian............................................................................... Maj Betty Schoenhardt
Health Services ................................................................................................
APPENDIX VII: Special Staff Officers – Data and Statistics .....................................
Inspector General ............................................................................ Maj Ron Broach
Safety ...............................................................................................Lt Col Phil Holt
Government Relations ......................................................Lt Col Andrew Oppmann
Legal ............................................................................................ Lt Col Ralph Bard

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INTRODUCTION OF UNIT STAFF & BRIEF UNIT NARRATIVE
The Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol
Wing Commander
Vice Commander
Chief of Staff

Col Arlinda Bailey
GRADE Rob Borsari
GRADE Jeffrey Gebhart

Maj
Maj

SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF MAJOR ACTIVITIES
Chapter I

OPERATIONS

Search and Rescue
1. THERE WAS A MISSING WOMAN REPORT IN WEAKLEY COUNTY, GROUP 4 NEAR
UNION CITY, TN. THERE WAS NO ENGAGEMENT AS DETAILS WERE NOT
PUBLICALLY AVAILABLE.
2. THERE WAS A MISSING 2 YEAR OLD BOY IN PINSON, TN - MADISON, COUNTY.
THIS BECAME AN ONGOING MISSION WITH STRONG LAW ENFORCEMENT
PRESENCE. THE NIGHT TIME WEATHER WAS VERY COLD AND AFTER A FEW
DAYS, CAP CLOSED THE MISSION. THE LITTLE BOY'S BODY WAS FOUND LATER.
3. FEBRUARY:
AN AIRBORNE REPORT WAS HEARD ON 121.5 BETWEEN
NASHVILLE AND MEMPHIS, TN AN AFRCC AIRBORNE SEARCH WAS INITIATED.
NO FINAL REPORT WAS RECEIVED.
4. JUNE: CAP WAS ALERTED FOR A 78 YEAR OLD MISSING MAN. AFTER WE WERE
ORDERED TO STAND DOWN, HE WAS FOUND BY THE SHERIFF'S DEPT IN HIS CAR
DECEASED 6. AUGUST: AN ELT WAS PICKED UP NEAR MEMPHIS AND AN
AIRBORNE SEARCH WAS LAUNCHED.
LOCALIZATION WAS DETERMINED
TOWARD THE TUNECA, MS AIRPORT, THEREFORE, THE MISSION WAS HANDED
OFF TO A MSWG GROUND TEAM FOR FINAL LOCALIZATION.
7. AUGUST: THE NEXT DAY, KNOWN CRASH WITH A POSSIBLE 2ND BEACON. THE
REQUEST WENT OUT FOR GTLS.
Disaster Relief
1. IN SEPTEMBER, THE CAP COOPERATED WITH TEMA ON THE COLONIAL
PIPELINE LEAK WHICH LED TO DECREASED FUEL SUPPLIES IN VARIOUS AREAS
OF THE SOUTHEAST.
2. A REQUEST WAS SENT OUT IN OCTOBER TO DETERMINE ASSET AND
PERSONNEL AVAILABILITY TO SUPPORT COASTAL WINGS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE
SE REGION FOLLOWING HURRICANE MATTHEW. TENNESSEE WING WAS PUT ON
STAND-BY FOR DUTY IN NC AND SC. * AS A "TOTAL FORCE" PARTNER, ALL
COMMUNICATIONS REQUIRED THE PROPER PRESS RELEASES AND APPROVALS
BEFORE ANY COMMUNICATIONS COULD BE RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC, FOR
WHICH TNCAP WAS AWARE AND COMPLIED .
THE REQUEST WAS FOR ICS, OSCS, PSCS AOBDS, GBDS, MROS AND MSAS, AS
WELL AS GES QUALIFIED TO WORK IN PODS. THE REQUEST WAS FOR

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VOLUNTEERS TO PLAN ON 3-5 DAYS OF SERVICE. TENNESSE DEPLOYED
AIRCREWS AND MISSION STAFF TO ASSIST NORTH CAROLINA.
3. DURING THE FOREST FIRES IN TENNESSEE, SPECIFICALLY, GATLINBURG,
TENNESSEE, THE CAP WAS CALLED ON TO: TRANSPORT SUPPLIES, FIREFIGHTERS
AND GEAR TO GATLINBERG ROTATING OTHER FIREFIGHTERS OUT OF THE AREA,
ASSIST TEMA WITH PHONE CALLS ON THE DONATION LINE, FLY WITH FORESTRY
DEPT. OBSERVERS ON ASSIGNED RECON MISSIONS AND HELP WHERE NEEDED
AND QUALIFIED.
PHOTO MISSIONS WERE FLOWN FOR THE PURPOSE OF DAMAGE ASSESSMENT BY
FIRE AND TORNADO TRACKS.
MANY CAP FLIGHTS HAD TO BE CANCELLED BECAUSE OF BAD VISIBILITY, IFR
CONDITIONS, AND STRONG WINDS. HOWEVER, 55.5 HOURS WERE FLOWN
DURING THE 120 FIRES THAT WERE FOUGHT BY THE DATE OF THE REPORT.
THE CAP RECEIVED GOOD FEEDBACK FROM THE FORESTRY DEPT MISSION
STAFF.
Homeland Security

Counterdrug
TENNESSEE WING PARTICIPATED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MANY YEARS IN THE
CD PROGRAM BY FLYING OVER 700 SORTIES AND ALMOST 500 FLYING HOURS.
Chapter II

AEROSPACE EDUCATION

Internal Aerospace Education

External Aerospace Education

Chapter III

CADET PROGRAMS

Cadet Programs
1.CADET FLIGHT ORIENTATION PROGRAM--NO DATA WAS RECEIVED, HOWEVER,
I KNOW THE FLIGHTS DID TAKE PLACE.
2. CADET ENCAMPMENT: THE 2016 CADET ENCAMPMENT WAS HELD AT MIDDLE
TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY AND OFFERS THE ONLY OPPORTUNITY TO
STANDARDIZE CADET TRAINING.
CLASSES WERE HELD WHICH TARGETED: DISCIPLINE, TEAMWORK, WARRIOR
SPIRIT RELATING TO LEADERSHIP AND TEAM COOPERATION AND
DEVELOPMENT. THESE OBJECTIVES WERE ADDRESSED BY HAVING THE CADETS
PARTICIPATE IN LEADERSHIP EXERCISES, PHYSICAL TRAINING, PERSONAL
HEALTH RELATING TO PERSONAL PERFORMANCE, WATER SURVIVAL AND ALWAYS- SAFETY.
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CADET ORIENTATION FLIGHTS WERE OFFERED AT THE ENCAMPMENT.
TWELVE AIRCRAFT AND NINETEEN PILOTS
FROM TENNESSEE, GEORGIA AND ALABAMA WINGS PARTICIPATED FLYING 112
SORTIES, AND
178 O'FLIGHTS WHICH INCLUDED SYLLABUS 99 BACKSEATS. CADETS NOT
FLYING ATTENDED CLASSES.
ONE VERY POSITIVE COMMENT MADE WAS THAT THE BARRACKS AND FOOD
WERE MUCH BETTER THAN AT FORT CAMPBELL, THE FORMER CENTER FOR
ENCAMPMENTS.

Cadet Activities
1. THE CADET ADVISORY COUNCIL IS A WING-WIDE COUNCIL WHICH MEETS FIVE
TIMES/YEAR TO GIVE CADETS THE EXPERIENCE TO IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES TO
IMPROVE THE CADET PROGRAM AND RECOMMEND SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS
WHILCE MAKING THEM AWARE OF THE SCOPE OF THE SOLUTIONS. THIS IS
ADVISORY ONLY.
2. EACH CADET UNIT PROVIDES ONE REPRESENTATIVE AND ONE ALTERNATE TO
THE WING CAC.
3. WAA:
SOME CADETS PARTICIPATED WITH THE SENIOR MEMBERS IN
COMPOSITE SQUADRONS IN THE WREATHES ACROSS AMERICA PROGRAM HELD
ANNUALLY IN DECEMBER AT THE MILITARY CEMETERIES WITHIN THE WING.
THE ONLY DOCUMENTED PARTICIPATIONS RECEIVED THIS YEAR WERE CADET
AND SENIOR WHO PARTICIPATED AT THE NATIONAL CEMETERY IN
CHATTANOOGA, TN. AND THOSE AT MOUNTAIN HOME CEMETERY IN JOHNSON
CITY, TN.
4. CADETS FROM TN 148 TOOK FOURTH PLACE IN THE SOUTHEAST REGION
CADET COMPETITION.
5. CADET ORIENTATION FLIGHTS:
Drug Demand Reduction

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APPENDIX I: Chapters I-III - Data and Statistics
OPERATIONS
Director of Operations
Aircraft Coordinator
Standardization/Evaluation Officer
CIS Officer
Homeland Security Officer
Director Counterdrug Operations
Counterdrug Administrative Officer
Director of Emergency Services
Disaster Relief Officer
ES Training Officer

GRADE
GRADE
GRADE
GRADE
GRADE
GRADE
GRADE
GRADE
GRADE
GRADE

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY MONTH YEAR – MONTH YEAR
OPERATIONS
Director of Operations
1.
Aircraft Coordinator
1.
Standardization/Evaluation Officer
1.
CIS Officer
1.
Homeland Security Officer
1.
Director Counterdrug Operations
1.
Counterdrug Administrative Officer
1.
Director of Emergency Services
1.
Disaster Relief Officer
1.
ES Training Officer
1.

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AEROSPACE EDUCATION
Director of Aerospace Education
Internal Aerospace Education
External Aerospace Education

GRADE
GRADE
GRADE

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY MONTH YEAR – MONTH YEAR
Director of Aerospace Education
1.
Internal Aerospace Education
1.
External Aerospace Education
1.
CADET PROGRAMS
Director of Cadet Programs
Cadet Programs Development
Region/Wing Cadet Leadership School Coordinator
Cadet Honor Academy Coordinator
Cadet Advisory Council Chair
Director of Drug Demand Reduction

GRADE
GRADE
GRADE
GRADE
GRADE

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY MONTH YEAR – MONTH YEAR
Director of Cadet Programs
1. INFORMATION CONTAINED ABOVE WAS SENT IN EMAILS DATED
MONDAY JUNE 6, 2016 5:30PM AND FROM AN EMAIL RECEIVED FROM
COL BAILEY, TNWG COMMANDER DATED 6/9/2016.
YEAR-YEAR REGION Cadet Advisory Council representatives:
1.
Cadet Conference
1.
Region Cadet Leadership School (RCLS)
1.
Cadet Honor Academy (CHA)
1.
REGION Cadet Competition or
1.

Wing Cadet Competition

Director of Drug Demand Reduction
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1.

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APPENDIX II: Unit Staff - Data and Statistics
Unit Map (showing geographic subdivisions within a WING)

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Unit Organization Chart
(ATTACH  UNIT  ORGANIZATION  CHART  HERE)  

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Unit Command and Staff Listing
(ATTACH  COMMAND  AND  STAFF  DOCUMENT  HERE)  

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APPENDIX III: Director of Logistics – Data and Statistics
LOGISTICS
Director of Logistics
Supply Officer
Transportation Officer
Maintenance Officer

GRADE
GRADE
GRADE
GRADE

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY MONTH YEAR – MONTH YEAR
Director of Logistics
1.
Supply Officer
1.
Transportation Officer
1.
Maintenance Officer
1.

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APPENDIX IV: Director of Communications – Data and Statistics
COMMUNICATIONS
Director of Communications
Communications Licensing Officer
ORMS Officer
HF Coordination Officer

GRADE
GRADE
GRADE
GRADE

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY MONTH YEAR – MONTH YEAR
Director of Communications
1.
Communications Licensing Officer
1.
ORMS Officer
1.
HF Coordination Officer
1.
Communications Operations
1.
Communications Facilities and Equipment
1.

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APPENDIX V: Director of Professional Development - Data and Statistics
Professional Development
Director of Professional Development

GRADE

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY MONTH YEAR – MONTH YEAR
Director of Professional Development
1.

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APPENDIX VI: Staff Officers - Data and Statistics
Director of Administration
Director of Personnel
Director of Recruiting and Retention
Director of Plans and Programs
Director of Public Affairs
Director of Information Technology
Finance - Financial Statement
Chaplain
Historian
Health Services

GRADE
GRADE
GRADE
GRADE
GRADE
GRADE
Maj Paul Hodge
GRADE
GRADE
GRADE

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY MONTH YEAR – MONTH YEAR
Director of Administration
1.
Director of Personnel
1.
Director of Recruiting and Retention
1.
Director of Plans & Programs
1.
Director of Public Affairs
1.
Director of Information Technology
1.
Information Technology Officer
1.
Finance - Financial Statement
1. THERE WAS A POLICY CHANGE CONCERNING EVENT BUDGETS,
PRIORITIZATION OF REQUESTS FOR REIMBURSABLE TRAVEL EXPENSE
SUBMISSIONS, AND WAIVER REQUIREMENT REQUESTS WAS SENT TO
THE MEMBERSHIP. PRIORITIZATIION WAS EXPLAINED AND A REQUEST
WAS MADE FOR INPUT. (MARCH)
2. A COMMUNICATION WAS SENT BY JEANNIE EVANS ON THE PROPER
USE OF THE WEX CARD. (JUNE)
3. A REMINDER TO THE MEMBERSHIP WAS SENT BY COL BAILEY ON THE
CORRECT INFORMATION THAT NEEDED TO BE PLACED ON ALL
RECEIPTS.

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4. THE AWARD OF 2016 CAP DIRECTOR OF FINANCE OF THE YEAR FOR
SOUTHEAST REGION WAS GIVEN TO MAJOR WERNER W. PFIEFER. THIS
WAS SENT IN A MEMORANDUM FROM JEANNIE EVANS. (JULY)
Chaplain
1.
Historian
1.
Health Services
1.

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APPENDIX VII: Special Staff Officers – Data and Statistics
Inspector General
Safety
Government Relations
Legal

GRADE
GRADE
GRADE
GRADE

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY MONTH YEAR – MONTH YEAR
Inspector General
1.
Safety
1.
Government Relations
1.
Legal
1.

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THIS ANNUAL REPORT IS FAITHFULLY EXECUTED AND SUBMITTED BY THE
BELOW SIGNED CIVIL AIR PATROL HISTORIAN REPRESENTING THE
AFOREMENTIONED UNIT. ALL INFORMATION IS RECORDED AS SUBMITTED BY
THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND ASSIGNED PERSONNEL “AS IS” AND
REPRESENTS STATISTICAL DATA, FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, AND UNIT
ACTIVITIES FOR THE SPECIFIED PERIOD OF ASSESSMENT AND RECORDING. THE
UNIT HISTORIAN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE VERACITY OR ACCURACY OF
INFORMATION.
Submitted by
Betty Schoenhardt, Maj, CAP
TNWG Department of the Historian

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