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NEC Fetes
Congressmen
At Reception

R E C E P T I O N - - R e p . W i l l i a m L . " B i l l " D i c k i n s o n o f M o n t g o m e r y, r e p r e s e n t i n g A l a b a m a ' s
2nd Congressional District, was one of several hundred honored guests who attended CAP's
Congressional reception in early March. Chatting with him are CAP Brig. Gen. Thomas C.
Casaday, right, national commander, and Air Force Brig. Gen. Carl S. Miller, CAP executive
director. The reception was held in the Rayburn House Office Building. CAP region and wing
commanders acted as co-hosts at the affair.

CIVIL AIR PATROL

VOLUME 9, NO. 4

M A X W E L L A F B , A L A . 3 6 11 2

WASHINGTON, D.C.--High-level Civil Air Patrol officials, as well as ordinary members of the organization,
h o n o r e d m e m b e r s o f C o n g r e s s h e r e W e d n e s d a y, M a r c h 2 , a t
an annual reception in the Rayburn House Office Building.
CAP officials used the occasion to present copies of Civil
Air Patrol's Annual Report to members of Congress. The
r e p o r t i s r e q u i r e d b y f e d e r a l l a w.
CAP National Commander Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday of Birmingham Ala., presided and made the formal
presentation of the Annual Report to members of Congress
p r e s e n t . T h e r e p o r t o u t l i n e s C A P a c t i v i t i e s f o r t h e p a s t y e a r,
details its financial standing and gives other pertinent data.
E a r l i e r i n t h e d a y, m e m b e r s o f C A P ' s N a t i o n a l E x e c u t i v e
Committee held their regular quarterly meeting in
Washington. Gen. Casaday presided.
During the meeting, the committee members discussed
plans for the coming year and examined the status of current
programs and activities. The Distinguished S¢~Iwice Award
w a s p r e s e n t e d t o C o l . O s c a r K . J o l l e y, c o m m a n d e r o f t h e
Southeast Region which has been named No. 1 region for the
t h i r d y e a r i n a r o w, a n d t o C o l . R o b e r t H . W i l s o n , f o r m e r
I l l i n o i s W i n g c o m m a n d e r.
The Logistics Excellence Award and others which have in
the past been awarded at this NEC meeting will be awarded
l a t e r i n t h e y e a r.
The next meeting of the NEC will be at National Headquarters, Maxwell AFB. Ala., in June.
(Additional story on NEC meeting on Page 2. See photos.
-Pages 8, 9 and 16. )

APRIL 1977

ll 6h<t Expected A t Comm School
KUTZTOWN, Penn. The
largest enrollment ever is expected here in August for the
ninth annual Northeast Region
Communications School, according to CAP Maj. Frederick
Camenzind, regional project ofricer for the school.
The school is scheduled here at
Kutztown State College the week
of Aug. 14-20, 1977. It is open to
Civil Air Patrol members from
any wing, not just the Northeast
Region.
Four courses will be offered:
Basic Radio Operator Course,
Advanced Communications
Course, Senior Training Course,
and Radio Operator's Certificate

of Proficiency Course.
Basic Radio Operator Course:
Teaches the basic fundamentals
of radio operation as given in
CAPM 100-1. This course will
vrevare the student for the
R a d i o O p e r a t o r s P e r m i t Te s t
which will be given.
Cadet applicants must be 14
years of age and must have completed at least two achievements
in Phase II of the cadet program
prior to July 14, 1977. Seniors
must be active members for at
least three months prior to July
14. Applicants must possess the
FCC Restricted Radiotelephone
Operator Permit (FCC-753) or
higher grade of commercial

New Jersey Winner
Of Logistics Award
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--The
New Jersey Wing has been
declared winner of Civil Air
Patrol's 1976 Logistics Excellence Award, according to Air
Force Lt. Col. Cater M. Elliott,
deputy chief of staff for

~ Statistics ............. Page 4

Logistics at Headquarters CAPUSAF.
Runner-up for the award was
the California Wing.
Selection of the winner was
based upon criteria contained in
CAP Regulation 900-6. These include information contained in
CAP Form 40, "CAP Unit
Inspection Evaluation Check
List;" on aircraft management
which includes aircraft utilization and maintenance; results of
the annual supply survey/audit;
and upon vehicle status,
appearance maintenance plans.
Normally this award is
presented at the March meeting
of the National Executive Committee, but this year they will be
presented later within the wings
which were winners.

license before acceptance.
Advanced Communications
Course: This course covers the
CAP radio communications
system, its responsibilities,
procedures, administrative
practices, etc. The minimum
age for this course is 15 prior to
Aug. 14. Applicants must possess
the FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit or

Six Added
To Save List
In February
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Civil
Air Patrol added six names in
February and March to its list of
lives saved, bringing the total
for the year to nine.
Two saves were tallied Feb. 17
when an Idaho ground team
located two women who were
lost in the Coeur D'Alene
National Forest. The two had
become stranded when their car
broke down. After spending two
nights in a nearby cabin, they
decided to walk out. However.
when the ground team located
them, they were walking in the
bitter cold away from the
nearest town and would not have
made it to any town or house
before nightfall.
The Colorado Wing was
credited on Valentine's Day with
a save when Col. Roger
McDonald and SM David Fuller
airlifted blood for a 53-year-old
hospital patient suffering internal bleeding. The aircrew flew
the blood from the Bonfils Blood
Bank in Denver to members of
(See SiX ADDED, Page 3)

h i g h e r, a n d t h e C A P F 7 6 . A l l
applicants must be potentially capable of accepting responsibility as a leader and instructor. Students are required to bring their own personal copies of
fully updated CAPM 100-1 and
CAPM 50-15.
Senior Training Course: This
course will prepare the student
for the Senior or Master Communicator's Test. All applicants
must be 18 years of age prior to
Aug. 14 or have completed the
former Advanced Radio
Operator's Course. Applicants
must possess the FCC
Restricted Radiotelephone
Operator Permit or higher, plus
CAPF 76. Students are required
to bring their personal copies of
fully updated CAPM 100-1 and
CAPM 50-15
Radio Operator's Certificate
of Proficiency Course: This
course will assist the student in
preparing to take the "Radio

month.

Operator's Certificate of
Proficiency" test by presenting
a review of CAPM 100-1 material
and basic electronics theory. All
applicants must be 17 years of
age prior to Aug. 14. must
provide proof of meeting the
eligibility requirements for the
Communications Specialty Identification Badge, must possess
the FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit or
higher, must possess CAPF 76,
and must have previously passed
the Senior Communicator Test or
higher. Students are required to
bring their personal copy of a
fully updated CAPM 100-1.
Additional test material to be
purchased at the school will
cost approximately $5.
Application Procedures:
Applications for the Northeast
Region Communications School
must be made on CAPF 17 for
seniors and CAPF 31 for cadets.
(See COMM SCHOOL, Page 2)

APRIL 1977

CIVIL AIR PATROL NE, WS

PAGE TWO

NEC Elects Wing Commanders
At its March meeting in Washington,
D.C., the National Executive Committee
elected Col. Ben W. Davis commander of
the Texas Wing and elected Col. Roger
MacDonald commander of the Colorado
Wing. Col MacDonald's appointment included a temporary promotion to Colonel.
The following deputy region commanders were promoted to the temporary
grade of colonel: Col. N. Bernard
Godlove, Rocky Mountain Region; Col.
John P. Sopher, Southwest Region; Col.
D o n a l d A . S u m n e r, N o r t h C e n t r a l
Region; Col. Robert A. Swenson, Rocky
Mountain Region; and Col. Devere D.
Woods Sr., Great Lakes Region.
Col. Russell J. Anderson, commander
of the Alaska Wing, was promoted to the
permanent grade of colonel.
Uniform Proposals
At the meeting, the National Uniform
Committee briefed the NEC members on
several proposals which have been
pending consideration by the U.S. Air
Force Permanent Uniform Board. The
results of the board actions were as
follows:
1. CAP's proposal to modify further the
aeronautical badges was disapproved.
The badges will remain as shown in
CAPM 39-1.
2. The proposed plastic combination
ID/Nameplate was approved by the board

with the provision that the color would be
black rather than ultramarine blue in
order to make the badge CAP-distinctive.
3. CAP's proposal to return the officer
grade insignia to the flight cap was disapproved.
4. The board, disapproved the wear of
the Air Force epaulet without a distinctive marking. The board recommended
that CAP consider wearing the metal
cutout on the epaulet.
Embroidered Letters
The NEC has gone back to Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, requesting
approval to use the letters CAP
embroidered on the device rather than using the metal cutout which might hang or
snag when the blouse is worn over the
shirt. An announcement will be made as
soon as a decision is reached by I-1Q
USAF.
The NEC also approved a recommendation by the Uniform Committee that CAP
cadets be allowed to wear certain obsolete material and shades at all functions except national activities. The only
stipulation is that when a uniform is
worn, matching materials and shades will
be used. This new policy will be included
in a change to CAPM 39-1.
Grade Reinstatement
In regards to promotion policy for
former members, the NEC a~mroved a

recommendation to change CA~t 35-5 as
pertains to grade reinstatement for
former members. The approval permits a
former member to be reinstated in the
same grade held prior to voluntary
membership termination, provided he
qualifies for that grade under current
criteria (including applicable senior
member training).
A recommendation for such reinstatement is neither automatic nor mandatory. Requests from the wing commander will be forwarded to the region
commander for approval. If approved,
the appointment is not retroactive and the
date of the grade is the datevalidated by
National Headquarters upon reinstatement.
Current Policy
Under current policy, reinstatement is
held to the grade of captain in addition to
which the member must rejoin within two
years to qualify. The NEC feels that this
new policy will provide an incentive to
recruit quality former members.
Since the promotion is neither
automatic nor mandatory, the wing and
region commanders will still have the option of being selective in recommending
reinstatement.

As an incentive to continue without a
break in service, the grades will not be
retroactive and the time in grade prior to
rejoining will not count toward promotion
to the next higher grade. This policy will
not be unfair to those who remain in the
program without a break in service, since
they gain the advantage of time-in-grade
which would not accrue to the former
members while out of the program. In
fact, the member who drops out loses his
seniority in grade since the date of rank
would be recomputed upon rejoining.
Also, the time out of the program would
not count toward retirement.
Awards Approved
The National Awards Review Board
approved the following awards during the
NEC meeting: ....
--The Distinguished Service Award for
Col. Leroy Riley, commander of the
Georgia Wing, for his wing's Number One
standing in the Wing Effectiveness
Evaluation Program;
__
--The Silver Medal of Valor for 1st Lt.
James R. Pallarito;
--Certificate of Recognition for 2nd Lt.
Charles L. Ray;
--Certificate of Recognition for Cadet
James K. Hubanks.

In North Carolina and Texas

Two Christian Encounter Conferences Slated
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Two
Air Force-sponsored Christian
Encounter Conferences will be
held this year, according to Ch.
(Col.) Robert H. Beckley, CAP
national chaplain.
The 1977 conferences will be
conducted at two locations-Mars Hill College, Mars
Hill, N.C., July 25-29, and
at Mo Ranch, Hunt, Tex., Aug. 812. The conferences will pose
transportation problems for
most wings, Ch. Beckley said, so
advance planning is necessary.
The Air Force, which has
sponsored the conferences for 25
years, has again invited Civil Air
Patrol cadets and senior
members to participate in this
summer activity, he said.

The conferences are designed
to appeal to the youth who must
learn to cope with the demands
of today's society. Increased
attendance and participation
have attested to the increasing
popularity of these conferences.
The weeklong programs include presentations on relevant
issues and are followed by "encounter" sessions in small
groups. Opportunities are also
offered to participate in choral
groups, drama and folk music
rehearsals, interaction groups,
as well as swimming, tennis,
hiking and tours of local
historical sites.
Commanders and directors of
cadet programs should keep in
mind that the Christian En-

counter Conferences are unique
in that each is a week of
religious renewal. Cadets who
have no desire to attend this type
of function should not be
selected. A cadet who voluntarily selects a Christian Encounter
Conference as an alternate activity may attend, but in no case
should a cadet be forced to attend in order to fulfill a requirement.
Cadets and escorts may attend
either of the conferences,
depending on convenience, location and transportation. There
are no requirements for award
achievement or a physical examination. Please contact your
wing liaison officer immediately
for assistance or information on

Please indicate which course
you are applying for.
Applications must be signed by
the wing commander or his
designated representative and
forwarded to:
Commandant NER{~OM
t Willow View Blvd.
Willow Street, Penn. 17584

CADET ALLEN, LEFT, GEN. O'GRADY

mit their applications on CAP
Form 70, together with registration fee Of $20. Senior members
must be 21 y~ar~bid prior to the
first day of the conference in
order to qualify. At least one escort is required for each 10
cadets.
All applications will be
approved on a first-come, firstpaid basis.

NER Comm School
Is Open To All
(Continued From Page !)

Cadet Allen
Gets Award
PORTLAND, Ore.--Brig. Gen.
Patrick E. O'Grady, deputy
commander of the Oregon Air
National Guard, presented Civil
Air Patrol Cadet Mark Allen the
Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award
recently in a colorful ceremony
at the Portland ANG Base.
Cadet Allen, the son of Mr. and
M r s . G e o r g e W. A l l e n o f
Portland, has been an active
member of the Columbia Comp.
Sq. since 1973. He was awarded
the Outstanding Cadet of the
Year Award in 1975 and participated in 1976 in the International Air Cadet Exchange as
an exchange visitor to the
Republic of Korea (south).
The prestigious Spaatz Award,
the highest obtainable in Civil
Air Patrol's comprehensive
cadet program, carries with it
an automatic promotion to cadet
colonel. It is always presented
b y a g e n e r a l o f fi c e r, b y a n
elected state or federal official,
or by a cabinet-level federal offieial.

transportation.
Cadets must apply by submitting CAP Form 31 with a
registration fee of $20 at least 30
days prior to the beginning of
the desired conference. The
form should be mailed directly
to: National Chaplain, HQ. CAPUSAF/HC, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
36112.
Senior members who wish to
apply for escort duty must sub-

Applications will be accepted
on a first come, first served
basis.
Uniforms, Clothing, Etc.:
Uniforms, equipment and
clothing lists (male and female)
and rules and.regulations will be
mailed direct to the individual
applicants upon acceptance to
the school.
Enrollment Fee: Enrollment
cost per applicant wiP be $50.
This includes lodging and three
meals per day for six days
starting with the evening meal
on Sunday, Aug. 14, through
lunch on Saturday, Aug. 20.
Registration fee and some
course materials are included in
the enrollment cost. Checks
should be made payable to:
NERCOM School/CAP, and sent

with applications. Applications
must be received from wing
headquarters no later than July
15,1977.
Transportation: Applicants,
cadet or senior, will arrange
their own transportation to and
from the school. The Kutztown
Airport, located une-half mile
west of the school is available
for light aircraft_. Continental
Trailways buses do make a stop
in front of the school. Local transportation from the airport and
train terminals will be furnished
by the Communications School
upon request.
Students in all courses must be
physically capable of, participating in field communications as well as
classroom work and must attend
all formations at the school and
activities scheduled by the staff.
A chaplain will conduct a Moral
Leadership Program which is
mandatory for cadet students.
All senior members must have
completed Level 1 training requirements.
If you need further information about the school, write to
the address listed above.

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

APRIL 1977

PAGE THREE

Three Schools Slated
For Pacific Region

SUNDOWN FLIGHTS--Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday, left, CAP national commander of
Birmingham, Ala., checks out route map with Capt. True McLean of the Naples (Fla.) Comp.
Sq.Gen.Casaday, on a visit to the area,was invited to inspect the work of the Sundown Flights
which the squadron conducts and the map check was part of his briefing. The squadron flies
each day over waterways in the area, looking for missing boaters or boats in trouble. Citizens
of Naples and Collier County contributed the funds to buy the fully equipped Cessna Skyhawk H
which the squadron uses in the flights. Capt. True is a retired professor of Electrical
Engineering. (Photo by Maj. Donald Holzhausen)

Unit Distributes Feed

urvive C o ld
With A ssis tance Of CAP
TOMS RIVER, N.J.--Members
of the New Jersey Wing's Group
224 have been engaged, during
b i t t e r w i n t e r w e a t h e r, i n
numerous air and ground sorties
of a life saving effort which they
called "Operation Duck."
As in many areas across the
nation, the winter weather
brought unusual hardships.
Included have been thousands of
wild ducks, geese and swans
threatened with starvation
because their natural food
supplies were hidden under
layers of snow and ice.
Group 224, in cooperation with
the Ocean County Civil Defense,
the Fish and Game Association.
the Wildlife Association, Ducks
Unlimited and many concerned
citizens, launched a mercy campaign to supply grain to these
birds. The press, radio and
television including a 15minute TV special--provided
daily coverage of "Operation
Duck," and Civil Air Patrol's efforts to win the battle.
Maj. Paul Yon Suskil coordinated the efforts and assigned
air and land crews specific areas

and altitudes for the sorties.
Five aircraft and 3 four-wheel
drive vehicles covered the
waterways of Ocean County.
Civilian volunteers assisted in
repacking corn into smaller
parcels for weight distribution
during aerial drops. Special
altitude clearances were obtained from the Federal Aviation Administration and the New Jersey
Wing supported the group's activities.
Grain and money were
donated by sportsmen, farmers
and average citizens within the
county. Pineland Comp. Sq.
from Bricktown, N.J., provided
cadets for "Operation Duck."
The cadets, as well as semor
members and volunteers, braved
severe winds and snowy conditions to feed the waterfowl
near marshlands and vacant
resort communities while the
aircraft covered areas where
flocks were isolated and unreachable from land.
Farmers provided trucks and
grain discount privileges for the
purchase of corn. More than four
tons of grain were distributed
during the crisis. Wild ducks
would run up to land crews in an
effort to get the food before it
could even be spread out. Some
birds were landbound, already
too weak to swim or fly.
CAP senior members and
volunteers took time off from
their jobs to continue feeding
assignments and to obtain more
grain during the work week. This
schedule was followed for three
straight weeks unul the weather
began to moderate and the ice
melted, thereby provldxng

natural feeding grounds.
Although the 224th still has
grain, all packaged and ready to
go at the first hint of another disastrous cold spell, its senior
members, cadets and citizen
volunteers can look skyward
with pride when a formation of
ducks or geese take flight. There
is no way of knowing how many
waterfowl were saved by
"Operation Duck," but Group
224 knows there are more birds
around now than would have
been in Civil Air Patrol and local
citizens had not cared.

The Pacific Region will be
sponsoring three schools this
summer--the Western Staff
College, the Pacific Region
Squadron Officers School, and
the Pacific Cadet Leadership
School.
The Squadron Officers School,
the newest addition to the
region's program of special
schools, is intended to provide
squadron members and staff
with an over-all view and practical applications needed to
operate a Civil Air Patrol
squadron effectively.
Studies will include
management, communication,
the CAP program and
regulations, and staffing requirements. The school will be
held on the campus of the
University of California, Irvine,
from June 19 to 25. The cost is
$80 for applications received in
March and $85 for those received
in April and May. Applications
must be made on CAP Form 17
and mailed with check or money
order direct to Pacific Region
Headquarters, Attention PTRT.
The Cadet Leadership School
will be repeated this year at
Castle AFB, Calif., from July 2
through July 10. Cadets should
have at least three achievements
in Phase II, completed one encampment, be 15 years old and
not more than a cadet first
lieutenant. The school places
heavy emphasis on both the
academic and the acitivity
aspects for the emerging cadet
l e a d e r. A p p l i c a n t s s h o u l d
forward $40 with completed CAP
Form 31 to their Wing Directors
of Cadet Programs for
forwarding to the Pacific
Region.
The Western Staff College will
be held on the campus of the
University of California, Irvine,
from June 26 to July 2. This
school is intended for those CAP

members with several years
background experience in the
program and will be more
profitable to those who have
attended a wing-sponsored
Squadron Officers School.
Attendees will be provided examples of and practice in
leadership, management,
problem solving, communications, and the CAP
program. Cost and application
procedures are the same as for
the Pacific Region Squadron Officers School.
For further information,
address questions to Headquarters, Pacific Region CAP,
A t t e n t i o n P T R T, P. O . B o x
456, Los Alamitos, Calif.
90720.

Six Added
To Save List
(Continued From Page 1)
the State Highway patrol waiting
at Buckley Air National Guard
base to deliver it to the medical
center.
In March, the North Carolina
Wing was credited with saving
the lives of three persons following the crash of two Marine
Corps helicopters approximately
20 miles southeast of Asheville,
N.C. The two aircraft with eight
persons on board were en route
in rainy, overcast weather from
Charlotte, N.C., to Knoxville.
Tenn.
CAP ground search teams
from the North Carolina Wing
located the two crashed
helicopters within a half-mile of
each other and rescued the three
surviving passengers.

THE WHITE HOUSE
WASItlNGTON
February 8, 1977

To t h e C i v i l A i r P a t r o l
Bagpipe Band

\
BIG THANKS--The CAP
Bagpipe Band, an activity
of the Brockton Cadet Sq.
(Massachusetts Wing)
played at President
Carter's inaugural parade.
(See story, March issue.)
Reproduced at right is his
letter of thanks to the
band.

I deeply appreciate your excellent
participation in the 1977 inaugural
p a r a d e . Yo u r a p p e a r a n c e h e l p e d m a k e
one of the finest parades ever, shared
by hundreds of thousands in person and
millions more by television.
Yo u h a v e h e l p e d t o s e t a n e x a m p l e o f
what we Americans can accomplish by
sharing our talents and energies with
each other. Many thanks.
Sincerely,

"

/
Civil Air Patrol Bagpipe Band
c/o The Reverend Francis Crowley
Holy Family Parish
402 Union Street
Rockland, Massachusetts 02370

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

PAGE FOUR

APRIL 1977

Executive Director's Comments

N e w D e p u t a t e A l i v e A n d We l l
By BRIG. GEN. CARL $. MILLER,
USAF
Executive Director,

This month I can report to
you that the new Training Deputate is alive and well at
National Headquarters. Col.
Donald B. Zook has recently
been assigned
as our DCS/
Training. I am
sure that his
depth of experience will cpntribute greatly
to our training
programs.
We have made some significant steps toward improving
the senior and cadet training
programs which include the
Unit Development Training
Program. You will hear more
about these developments but I
believe we need to discuss this
summer's activities and
related responsibilities.
Training activities are intended as incentives and
rewards for achievement to
deserving members. Nationally sponsored activities are especially designed to provide
further personal development

by broadening the scope of
thinking and experience of participants. Therefore, each year
our senior and cadet program
staffs, working with the
various support agencies,
evaluate and refine the conduct
of these functions.
Our goal is to provide a
program of highest quality for
deserving cadets and seniors
with a sincere interest in the
particular subject of the activity. Generally speaking,
critiques continue to be highly
favorable; however, we find a
distinct lack of correlation
between verbally expressed interest and actual participation
rates.
Our track record for 1976 left
us with considerable room for
improvement. Except for
IACE, we made a very poor
showing at filling established
cadet quotas. The Air Force
Academy Survival Course was
the most popular activity with
an 82 per cent attendance rate,
while the Communications
Electronics Course at Keesler
slipped to the embarassing low
of 38 per cent of authorized
attendance. Unfortunately, our
over-all performance forced

cancellation of three activities
for 1977 due to low participation and high cost per cadet.
Our trainingprograms have
received more than adequate
support from the Air Force. In
most instances we have been
provided airlift support both to
and from the activity. At the
activity, an Air Force officer
usually is detailed full time
duty to arrange for our support
requirements, including
billeting, food services, transportation, recreation and
coordination with various agencies. Our staff colleges are
ably augmented by trained
Reservists who have worked
long hours to make CAP training opportunities successful.
Since the Air Force has
willingly supported these activities, we must realize that the
final success is primarily a
CAP responsibility. Therefore,
we should reconsider our
obligations and perhaps
reestablish our priorities and
commitments. Cadets and
senior members should accept
the obligation to weigh all factors in accepting an appointment to attend a special activity, squadron leadership

school, or staff college. Please
do not accept a quota unless you
are sincerely interested and
definitely plan to attend. Any
doubts, indifference or lack of
planning could cause someone
else with a genuine interest to
miss a beautiful opportunity.
Our senior members should
consider ways of supporting
the cadet program through
more effective program
management. Help the cadets
to get to the activity when Air
Force airlift support isnot
available. This could be done
through local fund-raising projects, sponsorships, use of corporate aircraft, and other
cooperative efforts. I am sure
that your exerted imagination
and initiative, coupled with a
true spirit of cooperation, will
result in a smooth flowing and
productive summer.
In conclusion, this is your
show. You all benefit from its
successes and you are the ones
who are hurt most by its
failures. I am convinced that
our combined efforts will
result in a much more
meaningful program in which
we can all experience the pride
of achievement.

Charter Member, Veteran Pilot, Dies In Florida
DAVTONABEACH, Fla.--The
first man in Florida to join
Civil Air Patrol when it was
organized in late 1941 died here
in mid-January at age 76.
He was Julius L. Gresham, a
veteran pilot who was active in

National Commander ....
Executive Director.
Director of Information

Editor. . . . .

. . .

aviation in Florida since the
days of World War I. His low
CAP serial number--411--indicates how early he became a
member of the organization.
Greshman, a native of Dothan,
Ala., began flying during World

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Wa r I w h e n h e w a s i n t h e
Marines. He b0ught his first airplane, a~urplus Je~3~, in the
early 1920s. In his long career,
he owned some 30 airplanes and
made his living with most of
them. During one lean year, he
flew daily over Jacksonville,
Fla., with advertising messages
painted beneath his wings.
Gresham held the first aircraft radio license issued in
Volusia County (Fla.) and had
the first two-way radio equipped
aircraft in the county.
The veteran pilot spent his
World War II years in service
with Civil Air Patrol. He was
commanding officer of Coastal
Patrol Unit 5, Flagler Beach;
Two-Target Unit 5, Otis Field,
Cape Cod, Mass.; and of TowTarget Unit 22, Baltimore. He
earned the Air Medal for his service.
At one time he was a member
of the Daytona Beach Camp. Sq.
but more recently had been affiliated with Florida Group 6.
One of his last known
appearances as a CAP member
was in late 1974 when he was
guest speaker at the Daytona
Beach -Squadron's awards ban-.

quet, relating many fascinating
tales of the early days of Civil
Air Patrol.
C A P C o l . Z a c k M o s l e y,
another veteran member of Civil
Air Patrol in Florida and creator
of the comic strip,
"Smilin' Jack," immortalized
his friend Julius Gresham as one
of the characters, "Jack
Gresh," in the comic strip.
After World War H, Gresham
took over the managership of
Daytona Beach Airport (now
Regional Airport).~ During his
term as manager, the airport
grew into a modern facility serving three scheduled airlines and
scores of private and company
pilots.
Gresham was a member of a
number of fraternal and civic
organizations, including the
Quiet Birdmen, an organization
of veteran pilots, and of the OX5
Club of America, an organization of pilots who flew behind the
old OX engines prior to 1928.
Survivors include his widow,
two sons. a daughter, and three
grandchildren ......

For the benefit of all
members of Civil Air Patrol,
the statistics of search and
rescue activities throughout
the organization are shown
below.
These are unofficial figures
compiled by Directorate of
Operations at CAP i~.~ational
Headquarters.
As of March 13,1977
Number of Missions ....
124
Number of Aircraft .....
573
Number of Sorties ...... 1024
Flying Hours ............. 1786.5
Personnel ................. 2946
Mobile Radios ............ 693
Fixed Radios .............
542
Saves .......................
9
Finds ....................... 58

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CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

APRIL 1977

Simulator
Is 'Thrill'
To Visitors

Members Get To See
Experimental Planes
LOUISyILLE, Ky.--Members
of the Louisville Comp. Sq.
(Kentucky Wing) had the opportunity recently to study firsthand
several experimental aircraft
being built in this area.
The squadron was invited by
the Louisville Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association
to visit the workshops of five of
its members for a one-day
seminar.
Several aircraft were studied,
including one of polyfoam construction and a World War II P40. The P-40 was recovered
recently from an abandoned
gunnery range in Alaska.
One of the most impressive
aircraft on the tour was a
French-designed Emarande. At
first sight, the" Emaraude
appears to be an oversize version of the popular balsa wood
flying model, but the owner has
devoted more than eight years of
his time into getting the aircraft
ready to cover and paint.
E. J. Schickli, president of the
Louisville Chapter of EAA,
helped the cadet staff to plan the
tour so that a wide variety of oxperimental aircraft could be
studied in one day's time.
Besides the polyfoam Varieze,
Schicklrs Emaraude, and the p40, the squadron also examined a
BD-5, a Great Lakes biplane,
and an interesting matched pair
of Mustang Hs.

According to Schickli, these
aircraft are a sampling of the
many experimental planes being
built in the Louisville area. He
indicated that most of the
members of his organization
welcome the opportunity to show
off their aircraft--leaving the
door open for future tours.
Before the squadron ended the
tour, the members eagerly
volunteered to assist the EAA at
its annual fly-in to be held this
year at Rough River State Park,
Ky., in mid-May. Although plans
are not yet definite, the CAP unit
most likely will assist EAA
members in flightline operations
and flightline security.
An "experimental" aircraft is
one which is not certificated by
the Federal Aviation Administration for unlimited use,
including passenger carrying.
Most homebuilt aircraft are included in the experimental class.

B U R B A N K , C a l i f . - - Tw o
hundred thirty two people--Civil
Air Patrol cadets, students from
schools and adults from surrounding communities--had the
experience of "flying" recently
in the U.S. Air Force "Thrill of
Flight" flight simulator.
Group I (California Wing) was
host to the Air Force van housing
the simulator at its base on
Hollywood-Burbank airport. The
simulator includes a real cockpit
from a real B-52.
READING MATTER--Oregon Gov. Robert W. Straub, right,
will have something more interesting to read than political
news after being presented a copy of "Hero Next Door," an
account of the history of Civil Air Patrol written by
C a l i f o r n i a n F r a n k B u r n h a m , a l o n g t i m e C A P m e m b e r.
Oregon Wing Commander Col. Bobble Girard, left, made the
presentation in a recent ceremony in the governor's office at
Salem, Ore. (Photo by Tom Traver)

Iowa School To Offer Aerospace Ed Course
SIOUX CITY, Iowa--Civil Air
Patrol's program of Aerospace
Education will be offered in the
Sioux City Public Schools
System here as an accredited
major course, according to
Roger Wendt, in charge of
Secondary Education for the
system.
In addition, Aerospace studies
will be available as an elective in

the Junior High School beginning
in September 1977.
Maj. Melvin R. Fox, deputy
commander of the Sioux City
Comp. Sq., indicated that Senior
Member Paul Marshall, director
of the Aerospace Education
Program for the squadron, has
been working closely with
Wendt for more than a year and

a half in getting the program in
the school system.
Wendt announced the acceptance of the program in a notice
to the squadron. He indicated
that Marshall's ties to NASA and
the aerospace industry, and
CAP's outstanding program
were instrumental in having the
program accepted by the school.
system.

For some, it was a completely
new experience. For others, it
was their first experience in the
"cockpit" of a B-52, much less at
its controls. In the simulator,
scenes are projected on the
"windshield" from a motion picture projector to create the feeling of really soaring 9,000 feet
over rural terrain and flying
over mountain tops at a "speed"
of 500 miles per hour. The feeling
of true flight was enhanced by
sound effects.
Lines formed from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. outside the van housing the
simulator. Three recruiters
from the Air Force were on hand
all day to answer questions.
Lt. Col. James L. Barnes,
commander of Group 1, and
Capt. Bryon Brammer, deputy
commander, made the headquarters available for the display.

......Vir$inia Vi|oi-Te|iS itLike]t Was ..............

Hurricane Gave New Meaning To 'SARCAP '
By CAPT. FRANK HAAS, CAP
Virginia Wing
Most CAP folk associated with the
Emergency Services Program think of an
aircraft overdue when the pro-word
REDCAP is used, and, in fact, that is the
case most of the time. But for me,
"REDCAPing" took on special meaning
in the summer of 1972. Hurricane Agnes
dumped tremendous amounts of rain on
the middle-eastern seaboard, and the
lowlands of Virginia east of the Blue
Ridge Mountains were completely inundated,
Our first flight after the rain had passed
was on a Friday morning. Flying the
squadron's O-1E "Bird Dog," we left our
home base at Fredericksburg, Va., and
headed up the Rappahannock River to see
how bad the flooding was.
From the air it looked like a gigantic
lake dotted with islands. Some of these
islands had trees, some a house or barn
with a few cows huddled about, but mostly water, water, water and more water!
The Rappahanock was cresting near the
roadbed of the two bridges that cross it at
Fredericksburg and debris was collecting
in various amounts in the trees upstream
of the bridge which crosses to Falmouth.
Below this bridge a power line was down
and the linemen were struggling to
replace it with a new line.
Later that day, a report was received
that an aircraft had been spotted 15 miles
west of the Casanova VOR. We were dispatched to investigate and soon located
our target. The aircraft, a Cessna 172,
Was in a flooded clearing in some trees,
We flew low enough to identify the aircraft, which seemed abandoned, and
returned to hase.
A year or so later, I had occasion to
again fly over the area in order to take a
look at a small private airport in the
vicinity w~ch was., "in fact.,.~e flooded

'
EDITOR'S NOTE: Next after flying,
most ardent pilots rank the pasttime
of "hangar flying" very high on their
list of favorite things. Here an experienced CAP mission coordinator
reflects on some of his personal
emergency services experiences and
views,

Charlottesville, then crossed the ridges
into the mountains. Our search objective
was thought to be between Richlands and
Tazewell, Va. A few hours of flying up and
down these ridges can provide all the
adventure a light plane pilot is liable to
wish for in a lifetime. "Move over birds,
we're moving in to join you." Flying in
close proximity to slopes such as these requires power, maneuverability and
knowhow lest you create a REDCAP of
your own.

So we simulated dispatching ground
teams to interrogate in the most probable'
area and follow up with a ground search.
Eventually, the "target" was localized
and marked on the situation chart. One
cannot honestly say our ,'paper" mission
ran like clockwork, but it was an effectvie
way to expose our problem areas and
provided a way for the entire base team
to participate in the process of analyzing
the mission.

field in which we had sighted the
"downed" aircraft. As you might surEarly the following Sunday morning at
mise, the aircraft was based
about 6:20 a.m., a Cessna 206 inbound
There is a VOR station about 15 miles
there--which of course we learned after
from Brooke VOR to Shannon impacted
east of Richlands at about the 4,500-foot
less than a mile from the spot where our
the aircraft had been identified and the
level. The aircraft we sought had crashed
simulated target had crashed. The site
owner notified. There is a lesson in there
just below the VOR. The pilot was
somewhere. Anyway, back to Agnes.
attempting to penetrate some instrument was still marked by the "X" on the situation chart in our hangar! Coincidence?
I spent the next several days after the
weather. Included in the cloud cover was
hurricane had passed in flying from the
Fate? The timing perhaps, but not the
some cumulo-"granite"-us. This cornState Police headquarters in Richmond,
analysis, for that reflected just plain old
bination has claimed the lives of a lot of
Va. This is a quaint little "pea patch," all
common sense. This is the area where
pilots, some. with thousands of hours of
of 1,400 feet long, with power lines crossaircraft typically reach minimums on the
flight time. More food for thought..,
ing one end, a 700-foot tower at the other,
instrument approach. The lesson here is
and numberous 'IV antennas on either
that one activity which any REDCAP can
Probably the mission I most vividly
approach,
always use a bit more of is "brainstorrecall started in our hangar at Shannon
The James River was a mess, the lower
ming" and it is not always the wise and
Airport in Fredericksburg. It was a
part of Richmond completely flooded,
experienced old mission coordinator who
regular meeting and the tra'ining officer~
Fortunately, few houses were badly
comes up with the best "hunch." It pays
announced a Mission Base Exercise--a
damaged. Our first sortie was a photo
to consider seriously every theory.
sort of "i~aver" mission which consists of
mission to assist a General Electric exall the elements of a REDCAP except that
Mission. flying is not all glory. Low
ecutive working with the Civil Defense
the flying, ground operations and cornaltitude flying on a warm March day wilt
Radio Communications Agency. Although
municatious are all simulated. (ED.
provide aches and pains, and will
we never saw the results of our flight,
NOTE: See the March issue of Civil Air
challenge the most experienced air crew
some days later a "ham" operator menPatrol News for a description of an
members to keep their breakfast down.
tioned hearing of some very good pictures
"MBX". )
Hours of staring at trees and roads until
taken by a CAP "Bird Dog" from
the eyes ache--what makes it all
Fredericksburg. We also transported
We assigned tasks, analyzed the situaworthwhile? Well, primarily the thought
tion and attempted to solve the
medical supplies andflewdamagesurvey
that you may help save a neighbor's life.
"problem.' In the simulated mission, an
flights for the Civil Defense. In all, I flew
But there are other rewards as well
more than 40 hours in less than a week.
aircraft inbound from Brook VOR (about
foremost of which are the friendships
M y % ff a i r " w i t h A g n e s w a s o n e t o
six miles north of the field) had advised
formed among flyers and ground support
remember.
Washington Center of engine problems
folk who will do, without pay, a job which
Every REDCAP has its own challenges,
shortly before contact was lost. The CAP
needs to be done. In the end, that's what
but occasionally a mission proves almost
was alerted but with a ceiling below 500
~ makes it all worthwhile--service is its
devilish. Richlands was one such mission,
feet, even "simulated" flying was out of
From Fredericksburg,, we headed, for. , the question,
.. ......................... . . o w n . r e w a r d : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CIVIL AIR pATROL NEWS

_APRIL 1977

Cadet Unit
Wins Three
Wing Titles

MER Holds Squadron
Leadership Workshop
FT. BELVOIR, Va.--The Middle East Region conducted a
wcSekend Squadron Leadership
Workshop here recently, the
first of a new sequence of formal
training for senior merobers.
The course emphasized effective leadership, management
and elements related to command staff functions. In the
Saturday evening session, the
students were divided into
groups, each taking an actual
squadron problem for consideration, examining the alternatives and reaching a decision
as to the proper course of action.
Squadrons from Maryland,
National Capital, Virginia and

We s t Vi r g i n i a W i n g s w e r e
represented at the workshop.
The students expressed confidence that they had increased
their planning and decisionmaking abilities. The consensus
was that it was a stimulating and
profitable weekend.
Instructors for the course
were Air Force Lt. Col. Walter
C. Straughan of the Middle East
Region Liaison staff, and CAP
officials Lt. Col. Fred Hess, Lt.
Col. AI Morris, Lt. Col. Rolf
Mitchel, Maj. Leo Wright, Maj.
Ern Lewis, Maj. Barbara
Morris, Maj. Marion Hess, and
Maj. Carol Hiederman.

St. Louis Senior, Cadet Units
Help Put CAP On Television
ST. LOUIS, Mo.--The Creve
Coeur Senior Sq. (Group II,
Missouri Wing), assisted by St.
Louis Comp. Sqs. 1 and 2, has
been busy recently putting Civil
Air Patrol on the air.
The Senior Sq., assisted by the
Composite Sqs. 1 and 2, conducted a mock search and rescue
mission recently for the benefit
of a local television news
program.
KMOX-TV, a CBS affiliate in
St. Louis, gave three minutes of
air time on one of its evening
news programs to the film which
resulted from the mock mission.
As in normal search and
rescue tests, the squadron flew
search sorties while station personnel filmed aircraft on the
search as well as ground teams
involved in efforts to find the
"crash site."

Film crews planned the sequences with the cooperation of
CAP officials, using a "story
board" to outline the various
scenes in the film.
Still later, the Senior Sq., this
time assisted by_ members of
Composite Sq. 2, filmed a onehour TV program on the
Robertson Air National Guard
closed-circuit TV.
The program was aired at
noon to all area Guard and
regular Air Force families, as
well as all bases intim area,.
Participating as panel
members were Lt. Col. Charles
C. Bouchard, 1st Lts. G.M.
Hethcote and John Craddock,
and Cadet Judy Milligan.
Various members of the two
squadrons served as floor
m a n a g e r, c a m e r a c r e w s ,
producer and audio director.

AWARDS SWEEP--The California Wing's Squadron 114 won
three awards recently at the wing's annual awards dinner.
Holding his Cadet of the Year Award at left is Cadet David
M. Timm. Capt. Mayetta J. Behringer, right, displays her
Senior Member of the Year Award. Col. Warren J. Barry,
c e n t e r, C a l i f o r n i a W i n g c o m m a n d e r, s h o w s t h e C a d e t
Squadron of the Year Award which he presented to Squadron
114.

Former Russ. Army Sergeant
Gives Insight Into Soviet l ife
DANBURY, Conn.--Leonid
Finik, a former Russian army
sergeant and now an engineer
with Graphic Sciences here,
visited the cadets of CAP's 399th

Comp. Sq.here recently., .........

Finik-related what life in
Russia, including a stint in the
Russian army, was like. He was

National Capital
Wing Changes
Commanders
WASHINGTON, D.C.--'Let us
he Volunteer Professionals--not
Professional Volunteers. There
is a saying: 'If all else fails, read
the directions.' In applying this
to our Civil Air Patrol
assignments, let us study the
regulations and manuals, the
pamphlets and leaflets, and then
follow them for if we do, we cannot fail."
These words were a.portion of
the remarks delivered recently
to members of the National
Capital Wing by Lt. Co]~ Rolf
Mitchel as he assumed command of the wing in ceremonies
held at the NCO Club at Andrews
AFB.
Col. Mitchel previously served
as wing deputy commander and
before that as commander of .the
Alexandria Comp. Sq. He
succeeded Col. Charles X. Sttraei
as commander of the wing.

graduated from Lovov
Politechnich InStitute in the
Ukraine with an engineering
degree. He then was drafted into
the Russian army as a sergeant.
The Russian army, he said,
has privates, sergeants and ofricers. In the United States, a
solider might go AWOL if he
cannot cope. with military life,
but in Russia the only escape,
according to Finik, is suicide.
There are no draft dodgers. All
males enter the service at 18 for
one year, or spend ~five years in
a prison labor camp only to 1earn
when they get out that they still
get drafted.
One day's wages in rubles, he
said, will buy a dozen eggs. An
inexpensive car costs two year's

w~.

-Visas to come to the United
States took 2½ years to obtain
for Finik and his wife who live in
Danbury.

OAKLAND, Caiif.--The R.G.
Fowler Cadet Sq. 114, based in
San Jose, Calif., won three
coveted awards during the
California Wing's annual awards
dinner, held here in February as
part of a.three-day conference.
Capt. Mayetta J. Behringer,
the squadron Commander, was
named the California Wing's
Outstanding Senior Member for
1976. Cadet David M. Timm, the
squadron's cadet commander,
won the Outstanding Cadet of the
Year Award in the wing. And the
squadron itself was selected as
the California Wing's Outstanding Cadet Squadron for
1976.
Capt. Behringer, who joined
the program last year, has been
active in aviation for a number
of years and is also a member of
The 99's, an organization of
women pilots founded by Amelia
Earhart in 1928.
Cadet Timm has been a CAP
member for seven years. He is
presently working on his pilot
license and studying electrical
engineering at night while
holding a fulltlme position with
Intech Corp.
Squadron 114 is one of six CAP
squadrons in Santa Clara County. The six comprise Peninsula
Group 2.
Col. Warren J. Barry, the
California Wing commander,
presented the awards.

Squadron Adds
SCUBA Team
SAR Capability
A U G U S TA , G a . - - W h a t i s
believed "to be Civil Air Patrol's
first and only search and
recovery SCUBA team has been
added to the emergency services
capability of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) Cadet
Sq. (Georgia Wing).
The original six-member team
was formed last fall and 12 additional members are currently
undergoing training. All team
members, in addition to being
certified as SCUBA divers, complete CAP emergency services
training for qualification as a
grounu team member. Capt.
R i c h a r d C r o k e r, A i r F o r c e
Reserve Assistance Officer for
the squadron, conducts the
SCUBA training, while qualified
CAP personnel provide the additional training.
The original team, all cadets,
includes Phillip Crean, Mark
Stone, Jay Pitzer, Jay Paulus,
Danny Sullivan and Jimmy Whittington. All but one of those now
taking the training are cadets.
'The need for such a capability was obvious with the Savan-nab River running through

APPOItNTED--Lt. Cot.
During the ceremonies, Col~
Hec¢or Aponte-Pagan,
Suraci was presented the
A~gust~l,,andmC~rk ~iHnRe~r,
Distinguished Service Award by
.commander of the .Muniz"
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from a ne] hborm ctvfl defense
Hempstead, right, squadron commander, presents a plaque
more than 2,600 hours:of
unit and commercial dive shop,
Comp. Sq. following the
from the squadron honoring her for her services and
ceremony,
fl ying time.
as well as their own.
contributions during the past year.

CIVIL AIR PATROL

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section A

PUBLISHED BY NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
MAXWI~LL AIR FORCE BASE. ALABAMA
NUMBER 4

APRIL 1977

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INFORMATION
I . AT T E N T I O N , C O M M A N D E R S A N D l O s : I s y o u r s q u a d r o n m e n t i o n e d i n t h i s i s s u e o f " C i v i l
A i r P s t r o l N e w s ? " I f n o t , w h o ' s a t f a u l t ? Yo u r u n i t p r o b a b l y d i d n o t s e n d a n y n e w s
i t e m s t o t h e p a p e r. T h e f a c t i s , t h e e d i t o r i s h a v i n g t r o u b l e fi n d i n g e n o u g h u s a b l e i t e m s
to fill the "Civil Air Patrol News" since it returned to a monthly schedule. In fact,
the March and April issues of the paper were only 16 pages instead of the usual 20 because
there was not enough suitable material to fill 20 pages. So, if your squadron is doing
anything at all, write it up in news release form and send it in. The chances of it being
used are good! We still cannot use news that is not really news; news items which are
incomplete (names not complete, facts and details of the news story missing, etc.). We
s t i l l c a n n o t u s e f u z z y, p o o r p h o t o g r a p h s o f p e o p l e d o i n g n o t h i n g b u t s t a r i n g a t t h e c a m e r a .
W e v e r y, v e r y r a r e l y u s e n e w s i t e m s a b o u t M i t c h e l l o r E a r h a r t A w a r d s s i n c e w e p r i n t l i s t s
of these each month. And we very rarely print news items about cadets being promoted
another stripe or promotion stories of that nature. What we need is good, live news-r e a l n e w s . We e s p e c i a l l y n e e d l o n g e r, f e a t u r e - t y p e n e w s s t o r i e s ( w i t h g o o d p h o t o g r a p h s ) .
Y O U w a n t e d a r e t u r n t o a m o n t h l y " C i v i l A i r P a t r o l N e w s . " N o w, y o u ' v e g o t i t ! S o s e n d
us news to fill it with each month.
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2 . C O P Y R I G H T E D M AT E R I A L : I n f o r m a t i o n o f fi c e r s a n d e d i t o r s o f n e w s l e t t e r s s h o u l d b e w a r y
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out of a copyrighted newspaper or magazine, for example, is not permissible unless:
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s u c h i s P r o f e s s o r M a c D o u g a l l ' s " I n t e r p r e t a t i v e R e p o r t i n g , " M a c M i l l a n : N Y.
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OPERATIONS
3 . FCC RULES CHANGE FOR CITIZENS BAND: The Citizens Band rules for class D operation,
as authorized by the corporate fleet license, have been and continue to be extensively
revised. HQ CAP/DOK will include the latest rules in a complete revision of CAP Manual
i 0 0 - i , " C o ~ n u n i c a t i o n s , " i A p r 7 4 , w h i c h i s e x p e c t e d t o b e a v a i l a b l e l a t e r t h i s y e a r.
One of the items of immediate concern is that a copy of the CB license is required at
e a c h s t a t i o n . F C C F o r m 4 5 2 - C , " I d e n t i fi c a t i o n Ta g s , " a r e s t i l l a u t h o r i z e d a n d r e q u i r e d
for mobile equipment operating on CAP assigned frequencies but may not be used for opera..v..
tion on any of the 40 Citizens Band channels. If a CB radio transceiver is used for both
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26.62 MHz CAP frequency and CB channels, licenses for both services should be available
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at the radio set when used at fixed locations. For ground or air mobile operation, FCC
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Form 452-C should be affixed to the radio as CAP authorization~ and a copy of the Citizens
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Band license posted near the radio.
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TRAINING

4. CAPP 207: CAPP 207, "Supply Officer - Level II Study Guide," August 1972, makes
r e f e r e n c e t o C a r e e r D e v e l o p m e n t C o u r s e ( C D C ) - 6 4 7 7 0 , " M a t e r i e l F a c i l i t i e s S u p e r v i s o r. "
......... .
This course has been changed to CDC - 64571.
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5 . L E V E L I I S E N I O R M E M B E R T R A I N I N G R E S U LT R E P O RT: Q u a r t e r l y u p d a t e o f t h e L e v e l I I S e n i o r
Membe--{-Tra~nningg R--e~su~o~o~icate in proper coded form, i.e., 202-3
F i n a n c e M a s t e r, t h e h i g h e s t L e v e l I I t h e m e m b e r h a s a t t a i n e d . P l e a s e n o t e t h e r e i s r o o m
f o r o n l y o n e e n t r y, a n d i t s h o u l d b e t h e h i g h e s t , n o t t h e o n e c u r r e n t l y e n r o l l e d f o r u p grading.
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The Civil Air Patrol BULLETIN is published monthly. If contains offi©ial anuouneeme.fs,
CAP p.blicatlons, and ofhe~ items of interest for all CAP MEMBERS.

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6. JOINT EMERGENCY SERVICES SEMINARS: Senior members attending Joint Emergency Services
Seminars, properly conducted and awarded WEEP points, may be credited for national level
training for the Grover Loening Aerospace Award.
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CHAPLA I N
7 . M E M O TO A L L E C C L E S I A S T I C A L E N D O R S I N G A G E N C I E S : E ff e c t i v e i m m e d i a t e l y, t h e r e c e n t l y
announced change 1 to CAP Regulation 265-1, "Civil Air Patrol Chaplains," 27 August 1976,
regarding the appointment of "Interim Chaplains" (senior members awaiting ecclesiastical
endorsement) is rescinded. Until further notice, the appointment procedure for Civil Air

that there
to all CAI:
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.PAGEEIGHT

APRIL ! 977

CAP Fetes Senators, Representative~
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Photos By MSgt. Russ Brown

C I V I L A I R PAT R O L N E W S

APRIL 1977

PA G E N I N E

gt Annual Reception In Washington

See Stories, Pages I and 2

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ulleti. Co.t'd ............................................................................................................................ " ...................................................
s will continue as outlined in CAP Regulation 265-1, i.e. page 2,
graph 2d(3) :

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3) Clergy awaiting ecclesiastical endorsement will be
ntered as senior members without rank or title. Until
inal appointment as chaplains, they may serve as visiting
l e r g y. "

SAFETY CORNER

HC
[ A N E N C O U N T E R C O N F E R E N C E S : Tw o l o c a t i o n s : M a r s H i l l C o l l e g e ,
I C A R O L I N A , 2 5 - 2 9 J u l y 1 9 7 7 ; a n d M o R a n c h , H U N T, T E X A S , 8 - 1 2 A u g u s t
)ersonnel desiring to attend should contact their USAF-~AP liaison office
the purpose of planning airlift.

AERO CLUB MISHAP m ANOTHER COMMAND

HC

: i A f t e r t h r e e h o u r s o f fl i g h t o n a c r o s s - c o u n t r y,
ii the pilot of an Aero Club Cherokee decided to
.: land short of his intended destination due to a
i:i lower than expected ground 'speed and a higher
il than planned fuel consumption" The presence
iii of haze and the lack of radio Contact with airiii ports along the route contributed to the pilot's
~i decision. He was unable to locate an airport
~, "Distribution of Publications and Blank Forms," 1 March 1977, superiiii either visually or by using VOR radials. Fuel
25 July 1975.
i i i i w a s n o w c r i t i c a l l y l o w. T h e p i l o t d e p a r t e d t h e
area in which he was searching for the airport
-i, "Travel of Civil Air Patrol Members via Military Aircraft and Surface ilii
because of the surrounding mountainous terrain.
:h 1977, supersedes CAPR 76-1, 4 Apr 73.
He soon ran out of gas, but managed to land in
DAP iiii t h e o n l y s u i t a b l e f o r c e d - l a n d i n g fi e l d w i t h i n
, P P U B L I C AT I O N : C h a n g e i , C A P R 2 6 5 - 1 , " C i v i l A i r P a t r o l C h a p l a i n s ,
eight miles. Damage was limited to the nose
has been rescinded.
:ili g e a r s t r u t , l o w e r c o w l i n g , a n d b o t h w i n g t i p s .
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When the publication of CAPF 57, "Files Maintenance and Disposition
need, we stated this form was not to be distributed below region level.
horized and should be used at all levels.
DAP
ISED PUBLICATIONS:

DIRECTOR
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The pilot's preflight planning contributed to
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ETE should have been 4+10. Both of these
ETEs exceeded the Club's three-hour maximum.
In addition, his estimated fuel flow was 1.3 gph
:.:.:.: less than the owner's n~anual indicated for this
flight. So much for flight planning.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INCENTIVE AWARD PROGRAM

i b e u e o n ct e n t i C ev alwA irrd s a tr r o l r a m w o n G eon e r-a le a ri ltlre a l ab a so s ) c e d n
ss an i f he v i i a
P p og Ne ( s, a ne y M
i r nn iun ope
bets. The "Administrative Incentive Award" program covers
riprove CAP procedures in the administrative, personnel,
ted areas.
Lo submits a suggestion which is adopted CAP-wide will be given
'he member who has submitted the most significant suggestion as

re ceive:

to National Board meeting in Atlanta.
imentary room during the board meeting.
imentary ticket to the board meeting,
)ropriate plaque.

.:.:.:.. When it became obvious that things were not
ii{iii~i~ going as planned, the pilot's decision to land was
a good one. " The problem was he didn't make
that decision before his~ fuel state and the poor
visibility limited his Options. This pilot was
instrument rated but apparently did not choose
to gain altitude and ask for radar vectors or
file IFR enroute when visibility became a problem.
The airports he attempted to contact has only
unicom radio. Unicorn may not be manned cont i n u a l l y, b y a n y o n e w i t h a v i a t i o n e x p e r i e n c e , o r
~i at all. Unicorn is solely for the convenience of
those using uncontrolled airports.
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On the plus side, tl~e forced landing went well,
no one was hurt, and damage to the aircraft was
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This pa.rticular club had a policy which allowed
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i p
flight plans. That policy has been changed to
require the club manager or designated clearing
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aid be in letter form, any format will be acceptable. Address
t o N a t i o n a l H e a d q u a r t e r s C A P, A t t n : D A P, M a x w e l l A F B , A L
t o g i v e c o m p l e t e m a i l i n g a d d r e s s a n d y o u r t e l e p h o n e n u m b e r,

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nt in CAP much good can be accomplished with an exchange of
be brought about by this incentive awards program. Even if a
e stion is not adopted, a recap of the suggestion will be published
Board" section of the "Civil Air Patrol News. "

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FROM FLIGHT SAFETY AERO CLUB
HQ ATC, RANDOLPH AFB, TEXAS, NOV '/6

'Spirit of St. Louis'
Slated To Fly Again

UNITED STATES TOUR
UPON HIS RETURN FROM PARIS, LINDBERGH UNDERTOOK A
TOUR OF ALL 48 STATES TO PROMOTE AVIATION.

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Omaha)

L~ Angeles

BETWEEN JULY 5 AND OCTOBER 23, 1927. HE FLEW THE
SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS 22,350 MILES AND VISITED 82 CITIES.
ONLY ONCE DURING THE ENTIRE TOUR WAS THE
SCHEDULE NOT MET.

Lindbergh Memorial Fund
if~ill Aid Others In Future
Fifty years ago, a young
American named Charles A.
Lindbergh startled the world:
He flew the Atlantic alone, in a
frail, single-engine monoplane,
something which had never been
done before. The flight required
33 lonely, weary hours.
His feat opened up the age of
air travel, spawned new industries and developed millions
of jobs. And, through his work in
medicine, conservation and
wildlife preservation, he helped
improve .the quality of life and
the world in which we live.
Virtually everyone owes a debt
of gratitude to this unique
human being. To celebrate the
50th anniversary year of his
flight, a numer of outstanding

Americans who are prominent in
fund. If you would like to donate
m a n y fi e l d s h a v e f o r m e d a to it, send your contributions to:
memorial committee and are
Lindbergh Memorial Fund
seeking to establish the Charles
30 East 42nd Street
A. Lindbergh Memorial Fund.
New York, N.Y. 10017.
Proceeds of the Charles A.
Those donating.5to$99wili
Lindbergh Memorial Fund will
receive the Official
be awarded annually as
Commemorative Medallion.
Lindbergh Fellowships and
Those donating $100 or more will
Grants to deserving young scienreceive a facsimile of
tists, researchers and explorers Lindbergh's New York-Paris
hoping to benefit mankind-map. It is a collector's item,
among them, hopefully, another signed and with notations by
Lindbergh.
Lindbergh.
Co-chairmen of the Memorial
One of Civ~ mr Patrol's cadet
Fund are retired Air Force Gen. achievements is named for
3ames H. Doolittle and
Lindbergh. In its May issue,
Astronaut NeflArmstrong.
Civil Air Patrol News will
Numerous special dinners and publish further articles about
Lindbergh and his historic flight.
other events are being planned
this year to help build up this

Schedule Given For Demonstration Teams
(EDITOR'S NOTE: For the benefit of l~a-I CAP squadrons which
may be planning special events this year, or who may wish to take
advantage of the opportunity to see the military aerial
demonstration teams, we are printing the schedule for these
teams--the U.S. Army Golden Knights, the U.S..Navy Blue Angels,
and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds--for the balance of the year).
Legend: GK--U.S. Army GOLDEN KNIGHTS
BA--U.S. Navy BLUE ANGELS
TB--U.S. Air Force THUNDERBIRDS
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McChord AFB Wash
18-19 BA
Hamilton. untarlm
Mather AFB. Calif
Canada
Middletor~. Ohio
18-19GK
Richmond. Ind,
GK
Gainesville. Fla
8
Kingsley Field, Ore
t9 GK
Hnntingberg, Ind.
BA
MCAS Yuma Ariz.
NAS Lamcore. Calif.
19 TB
M~ell AFB. Kans.
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19 TB/GK Davis-Monthan AFB.
11
Pembroke N.C
21
GK Ft. Stewart Ga
Ariz.
14
Ft. Eustis. Va.
25 TB
Fargo, N.D. (ANG)
20
BA GK NAAF E1 Centre,
14
Dover AFB. Dol.
BA/GK Mankato. Minn.
Calif.
Freeland. Mich.
BTBA MCAS El Tore. Calif.
26-27 TBtGK Albany. Ga
~-26 TB
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Robins AFB, Ga.
~15 TB
Boca Ratnn. Fla.
26-27 BA
16 TB
Maxwell AFB. Ala.
July
18 TB
Terre Haute Ind.
April
{ANG)
TB
Bridgeport Corm
21 TB
Offutt AFB. NCh
TB
Hurlburt Field. Fla.
BA
St. Louis. Me.
21=22BA
Sehnnctady, N.Y
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Jones Beach. N.Y
.
BA
MCAS Beaufort. S.C.
21-22 GK
Mobile. Ala.
3-4 TB
Sanford. Fla.
GK
(AFRECTG)
TB
Webb AFB, Tex,
TB/GK Sanford. Fla.
4
TB Newburgh, N.Y.
TB
Luke AFB. Ariz.
~3
$
8A NAS Meridian. Miss.
9
TB Selfridge ANGB. Mich.
28
TB/GK Scott AFB. Ill.
9
TBIGK LittleRock AFB. Ark.
9-10 BA/GK Calgary, Canada
28-3OBA
Denver. Colo.
9-10 BA San Juan. P.R.
Kankakee. Ill
9-10 GK
29
TB
Rickenbacker AFB.
10 TB/GK Seymour Johnson
10 TB
Ottumwa. Iowa
Ohio
AFB N.C.
15 TB
Pease AEB NIL
~'~ TB/GK M,'~- " A~'n ~
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14
TB CraigAFB, Ala.
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16
T B . LoringAFB, Maine
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16-17. BA/GK Everett ,Wash.
: -..=':16 " TB -,Wilmington, I~.C,
)',. ~- ;..I~ ~ " NASKing~ilto, Tex. p~iL:
~'P''~'I ' ~
USAFAcndemy CON)
16-I~ GK
DetroltMich,
" ~.- -; ~17 ='~TB . East.over, S.C. (ANG) '-;.: ~': 3
TB
17 TB
,Ban~r;MaI~(ANG)
CbanuteAFB Iil '
19-21 .GK l.exmg~n, Ky.
,~.' i( ;~17 BA - 'Abilene, Tex.
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4
TB/GK Vance AFB ~31~'
Harrishlarg, Penn.
...~'~ ,'.~F.3-24 .BA 'Phoenix, AriZ.(NRD) -"
- .2d = TB
4-5 ' BA
B" ~hamton NY
" . . . . . . . . . . . . (ANQ)
::'*'~ .~" GK " SLSimons~sland, Ga..L ".. 5
Ell~mg~at~IGB Tea
TB
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BA
USNAeademy Md " , "'.' ~#'2~-.21 'TBIGK.bay~n,Ohio " ~r " "
, ~
M y r t l e B e a c h A F B " , . ' 2 4 B A :Wl~gFie|d Fla.
= ."T',::'~'~" .BA " Charlest0n,S.C, 6th , 'i '" 1O
F.E~:WarrnnAF~,Wyo
? ; :5. +~:i.,~ ' 'NayalDgtrict)
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' :: ~ " ' " .',':27 " TB
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S.C.
: -- :.:~0 ~ ~. "TB/GK~;MemphiS.Tenn- " ' " " "- ' I 0 GK
,. 1~ ",. 27-28 -GK
Sioux CRy. Iowa
,Myrtle Beach S,C,
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(USAREC) ! ~ " :";:' ~" "29 TEl " MalmstromAFB, Mont.
'May ~
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'rB
Langley AFB. Va.
.
30-31 TB/GK Minneapolis~Mirm.
11-12 BA
NAS Corpus Christi.
30-31 BA
.GK Memphis. Term.
NAS Moffett Field.
Tea.
TB
Barksdale AFB. La
Calif.
.
TB
Lexington, Ky.
"r]
BA
6
BA NAS Whidbey Island. Wash
NAS Norfolk. Va.
GK
COlumbus. Ohio
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6-7 GK Latrobe. Penn
TB
BeahiAFB. Calif.
Reading, Pean
16-17 TB
March

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TB
BA
GK
TB
BA
GK
GK

6-7

GK Kenne NR.
TB Columbia. Me.
BA
Seattle. Wash: {Sea
Fair-NRD,
12-14 TBIGK Abbotsford. Canada
12-14 BA/GK Chicago, IlL
(Lakefront)
t7-21 GK
Atlantic City, N.J
Atlantic City, N.J.
1921 BA
19 TB
Tuskegee. Ala.
25-21 TB/GK Warwick. R.I.
-24 GK
Jonnshoro. Tenn.
TB
Ellsworth AFB. S.D
27 TB
]3rand Fczt~ AFB. N J)
27-28 BA
NAS South Weymouth
Mass.
-28 GK South Bend. Ind.
TB Butte. Mont

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ST. LOUIS, Me.--Charles A.
Lindbergh's "Spirit of St.
Louis," which he flew from New
York to Paris and later took on a
triumphant tour of the United
States in 1927, will fly again.
As part of St. Louis' official
50th anniversary celebration to
honor Lindbergh and his historic
accomplishment, a replica of the
original "Spirit" will be flown on
a four-month tour of 80 U.S.
cities this year, according to a
recent announcement. See map
at left.
Also announced were the
highlights of a three-day St.
Louis area celebration of the
50th anniversary of Lindbergh's
transatlantic flight. Up to 500,000
spectators are expected to
gather May 22 under St. Louis'
Gateway Arch for a riverfront
airshow and fireworks display. A
formal banquet for guests from
throughout the United States and
France will be held May 21 in the
city's new Gateway Convention
and Exhibition Center.
The replica of the "Spirit of St.
Louis" has been built by the Experimental Aircraft Association
Foundation of Hales Corner,
Wisc., and will be unveiled in St.
Louis in April, according to
Clarence C. Barksdale, president of the Spirit of St. Louis
1927-1977, sponsor of the

Author Of Comic Strip
W r i t e S t o r y Of Life
S

CAP Col. Zack Mosley is a
charter member of Civil Air
Patrol who helped found the
organization. He is a veteran
pilot and flew with CAP's
Coastal Patrol during World War
II, earning for himself an Air
Medal for his civilian efforts.
He i.~ also the author of the
world-famous cartoon strip,
"Smilin' Jack," an authentic
aviation adventure strip which
ran for 40 years. The strip, which
was retired in 1973,was beloved
by millions of aviation-minded
readers over the world.
Now Zack has told the story of
his years of flying and the
background story of "Smilin'
Jack" and how it came to be, his
adventures in aviation and in
producing the strip. He calls his
book "Brave Coward Zack."

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September
TB Toronto. Canada
BA NAS Brunswick Maine
3-5 TB/GK Cleveland Ohio
4-5 BA NAS Oceana Va
GK
Indianapolis.fnd
-8 GK
St. Clairsville Ohio
10
BA
MCAS Cherry Point
N.C.
10-ll GK
Jeffersonvilie. lnd
11 B A
NAS Patuxent River.
Md
17 TB
Mather AFB. Calif,
t7-18 BA
Carbandale Ill.
18 TB
Travis AF]B..C~I f.
23 TB
Laughlin AFB, Tex.
24 TB
Randolph AFB, Tex~
24.25 BA/GK Champaign, Ill,
-25 GK ;Dallas Tex, .: TB
LakeCharles La. -, ,:
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TB
22
TB
22-23 BA
TB
2~5 TB
29 TB
29-30 BA
~-~0 GK
TB

Moody AFB. Ga.
Charleston AFB. S.C
Houston Tex. {NRD)
Shaw AFB, S.C
Columbus AFB. Miss.
MacDill AFB. Fla.
NAS Miramar. Calif.
Kissimmee. Fla.
Homestead AFB Fla.

TB
EglinAFB, Fla
a-6 BA/GK NAS Pt, Mugu Calif.
6 TB
Tyndall AFB, Fla.
12 TB
Williams AFB Ariz.
lg-13 BA
NAS New Orleans. La.
13 TB
Edwards AFB Calif.
19-20 TR/GK Nellis AFB. Nev.
19-25 BA
NAS Pensacola, Fla.
April
May
Jlme
July
~agust
September

TB
t-2 .BA
GK
~-2 TB
TB

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Charlest6~,~W, Va~-::L - ..- ~l~ I ~ ,
Englnnd AFB'L~. '" :, ~ ....
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CannnnAFB, N:M .?'::~ ,

8-9 TB
8-9 BA

Harlingea, Tex,. ~ .C~" "NAS AUanta. Ga. , ~:~

TB
P
.eeae AFB. Tex.
t0
15 TB
Carswe|l AFB. Tea.
15-16 BA/GK Litt[eRock. Ark.
15-16 GK Richmond. Va.

celebration.
The national tour has been
made possible by a grant to the
EAA Foundation by the Spirit of
St. Louis 1927-1977, a non-profit
organization created by St. Louis
area business and civic leaders
to celebrate the50th anniversary of Lindbergh's historic solo
flight to Paris in 1927.
St. Louis will be the site on the
weekend of May 20-22 of the official celebration of the
Lindbergh flight anniversary. It
was in St. Louis that Lindbergh
received the financial and moral
support he needed to build the
original "Spirit of St. Louis" and
fly it to Paris alone on May 20-21,
1927.
The EAA Foundation conceived the plan to build the replica
and take it on a national tour,
retracing the route the
Lindbergh followed into 48 states
in 1927. The idea for the tour is
based on the EAA's "living
museum concept" of taking
aviation history to the people instead of depending on people to
visit aviation museums.
The St. Louis group decided to
make the tour possible as part of
a nationwide campaign to
"demonstrate that there is a
new spirit of St. Louis,"
Barksdale said.

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Wyoming Unit Sets Up
Mission Control Center
CHEYENNE, Wyo.--The AFA
Falcon Cadet Sq. (Wyoming
Wing) has set up an alternate
mission control in support of
Wyoming Wing headquarters,
which is located here at Francis
E. Warren AFB.
The mission control area has a
briefing and debriefing area, a
communications section, a
ground team ready area, and air
and ground control sections. The
alternate mission control also
doubles as a training center.
The AFA Falcon Cadet Sq. is
training cadets in emergency
services activities as a unit activity.

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Northeast Region
Cadet Donna L. Geari of the Bristol
Comp. Sq. (Connecticut Wing) has been
chosen the Outstanding Cadet in the
Squadron for 1976 and w~s awarded a
trophy by Col. Joseph Witkin, commander
of the Connecticut Wing. Cadet Gearl also
received the 101st Airborne Division, New
England Chapter, President's Award for
her assistance to the visiting Netherlands
officials and members of the Dutch Airborn Association .... The East
Providence Sq. cadets (Rhode Island
Wing) recently participated in a Bristol
Day Parade. After the parade the Rhode
Island Militia of the Bristol Train of Artillery presented the Patriotism and
Leadership Award to Cadet Richard Hill
of the squadron...
First Lt. William B. Manley, aerospace
education officer in the Gen. Carl A.
Spaatz Sq. (Pennsylvania Wing) has
received a diploma from the U.S. Air
Force's Air University.The certificate
recognizes Lt. Manley's completion of the
CAP-ECI Officer Course through the Extension Course Institute...
Capt.-Urban F. Lug, commander of
the Bristol Comp. Sq. (Connecticut Wing)
has been elected president of the New
England Chapter of the 101st Airborne
Division Association, The Bristol Sq. is
sponsored by the chapter...
Cadets of the Plainville Cadet Sq.
(Connecticut Wing) recently participated
in a local fund raising effort to aid a child
suffering from cancer. The group helped
with traffic control and other functions in
a 46-hour coffee break... Plattsbnrgh
Cadet Sq. 1 (New York Wing) had a
change of command at a recent meeting.
Acting commander Capt. James Card
relinquished the command to 2nd Lt. Acie ~
Angel...

Middle East Region
Several members of the Norfolk Comp.
Sq. (Virginia Wing) recently completed
the American National Red Cross Course
in standard first aid and personal safety.
Those participating were: Cadets David
Kahn, Richard Houtwed, Matt
McGruther, John Rejent, Russell Pennington, Michael Spalding, Scott Gross,
Chris Brooks, Robert Collins, Joel Pitts,
Kenneth Fontenot, Andrew Adler,
Charles Franke, David Creager, T.R.
Davidson, 2nd Lts. Terry Hadenham and
Ronald Conrad, Senior Member Paul
Ambrose and 1st. Lt. Bernard Spalding.
Two seniors and eight cadets from the
Dover Cadet Sq. (Delaware Wing) recent'
ly completed the Emergency Care Course
at Delaware State Fire School. The
members who completed the three-month
course are qualified as emergency
medical technicians. Those participating
include: 2nd Lt. Steve Madison, Senior
Member Brian Adams, Cadets Rhonda
Cantreli, Brian Collins, Tonecia Depp,
Richard Downs, Shnun Knnpp, Karen
Stein, Romona Smith and Willie Wright

.CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

Perry was promoteo to the rank of cadet
lieutenant colonel. The presentation was
made by Capt. James Wiili~, squadron
commander. .The East Captiol Cadet
Sq. (National Capital Wing) has
presented Stanley Brown, city manager
for Washington, D.C., with a Certificate
of Appreciation for his interest in Civil
Air Patrol...Mayor Henry James of
Glenarden, Md, was recently presented a
Certificate of Appreciation by Col. Rolf
A. Mitcbel, commander, National Capital
Wing...
Several members of the Howard Comp.
Sq. (Maryland Wing) recently completed
an extensive course in communications.
Completing the course were Cadets Steve
Bauernschub, Mike Block, Alert
Binmenthal, Devon Brock, Marc Gronet,
Gary Irving, John Kilgallon, Walter
Murphy, Bob Platt, Stephen Smith, Ton
Tague, Rose Zellmer, and John Oiexely.
The instructor was 1st Lt. Ronaid Baker..

Great Lakes Region
Cadet and senior members from Dover
Bay Cadet Sq. (Ohio Wing) are learning
the life-saving technique of cardiopuimonary resuscitation. The course is
being taught by paramedic firemen of the
Bay Village, Ohio Fire Department ....
Members of the Louisville Comp. Sq.
(Kentucky Wing) recently visited WrightPatterson AFB, Ohio as weekend guests.
During their stay, they toured the Air
Force Museum, viewing aircraft displays
ranging from the "Kittyhawk Flier" to
the Apollo 15 Command Module...The
South Macomb Cadet Sq. (Michigan
Wing) has presented awards and flight
scholarships to six cadets in recognition
of their participation and interest in the
r * ~ ~ during 1976. thos~,receivmg awards were Cadets William C.
Blackaby HI, Tim Brady, Tim Vander
Molen, Mike Kerving, Gregory Williams,
and Gerald Riesterer.
Lt. Col. D.D. Woods, Great Lakes
Region deputy commander, was recently
invited to a special luncheon meeting with
Air Force Lt. Col. Octavio Jordan, base
operations officer, Wurtsmith AFB,
Mich. Col. Jordan offered assistance in
all phases of the cadet program including
Michigan's summer encampment ....
During a recent awards dinner for the
621 Cadet Sq. (Wisconsin Wing) Cadet
Jerry B. Thompson was named Cadet of
the Year. A $250 flying scholarship was
won by Cadet Jeffry 5. Weis. He was
selected by a review board on the basis of
performance in the squadron...
At the Ohio Wing Commander's Call
held at Rickenbacker AFB recently, Lt.
Col Susan H. Manning was presented with
the Grover Loening Aerospace Award and
the Gill Robb Wilson Award. Col. Manning is the commander to the Mark Shirk
Comp. Sq... The cadet section of the
Michigan Wing has been presented with a
$1,000 gift from the Zonta Club of Detroit.
Miss Lola May, president of the club, Jxpressed appreciation to CAP for a fine
organization and many 'jobs well done.'..

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Four cadets from the Fayetteville
Comp. Sq. (North Carolina Wing) recently flew their basic flight orientation while
a total of six cadets received an advanced
multi-engine orientation flight at the
R o s e Av i a t i o n H a n g a r a t R s e f o r d
Municipal Airport. Prior to the flights,
the cadets viewed the preflight portion of
a Sanderson ground school for private
pilot's license...
Thirteen cadets and three senior
members of the Goldsboro Comp. Sq.
(North Carolina Wing) recently visited
the ~Radar Approach Control facility at
Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C. The types of
equipment in operation and the services
provided by the facility to different aircraft were explained with the tour ending
in an "over-the-shoulder" view of a precision approach landing...In a ceremony
held' at Andrews Comp. Sq.(National
Capital Wing) recently, Cadet Brian

Southeast Region
The CSRA Cadet Sq. (Georgia Wing)
was rated the number one cadet unit in
the wing for 1976. This is the second consecutive year the unit has taken top
honors. The squadron is commanded by
Capt. Robert Young. The cadet commander is Cadet Albert Beveridge... A
group of members from Oxford and
Tupelo, Miss., recently made a trip to
visit the Memphis International Airport.
During the tour, they were given a chance
to see an Air National Guard C-130. Those
making the trip from the Mission Comp.
Sq. were Cadets Keith Duff, Mark Duff,
Brenda Franklin, Bill Sarton Jr. and
Senior Member William R. Tubbs.
Member of the Tupelo Sq. were Cadets
Pat Bnrfield, Dutch Burfleld, Nan Burfield, Dan Walker, Mike Wilson, Metro

Duke, Deb Walker, Lin Raines, Sharron
Stiilman and Maj. H.E. Burfield Jr...
Peeples Jr. High School Cadet Sq.
(Mississippi Wing) has four active
members with similar names. They are
Cadets Ronaid and Donald Washington
and Ronald and Donald Hughes...Seventeen cadets were introduced to the thrill
of flight recently when they received
their first orientation flight. The cadets
from the Dr. Pila High School Cadet Sq.
(Puerto Rico Wing) were given details
about aircraft structure, power-plant and
handling characteristics.
The Ocean Springs/Kessler Comp. Sq.
(Mississippi Wing) was the recipient of
several awards at the annual Mississippi
Wing Conference recently. The unit was
named the Outstanding Senior Squadron
as well as the Outstanding Composite
Squadron for the wing. Lt. Col. Clarence
Checkley, commander of the squadron,
was also the recipient of an award for
Outstanding Assistance to the Group
Staff...
The Culebra Comp. Sq. (Puerto Rico
Wing) recently awarded an engraved plaque to the local mayor, Ramon.Feliciano
for his outstanding efforts on behalf of
Civil Air Patrol. Mayor Feliciano is also
a first lieutenant in the local squadron...

Southwest Region
Fourteen members and guests of
Ellington Comp. Sq. (Texas Wing) visited
the Federal Aviation Administration Air
Traffic Control Center at Houston Intercontinental Airport recently. While there,
the group was shown a film concerning
air traffic control. Cadets attending the
tour were Timothy Miller, Valarie Lukas,
Chris Serenson, Steve Skeide, BOb Balay,
Tim lsaacson, Larry Streng and Anthony
Robin...
Several members of the Mid-Cities
Comp. Sq. (Texas Wing) recently completed the Red Cross standard first aid
and personal safety training. The classes
covered over 10 hours of instruction, discussions, films, and practical training.
Participating in the course were senior
members Alice Thackerson, Mary
Wheeloek, Sandra Drinkard, Marian
Jeter, Dennis Drinkard and John Schertz.
Cadets participating included Eric
Augsburger, Craig Castner, Theodore
Heritage, Gregory Ries, Melinda
Thackerson and Lori Veal...

North Central Region
Cadet Patrick A. Retz of the Wichita
West Comp. Sq. (Kansas Wing) was
recently named Kansas Wing Cadet of the
Year for 1976. Announcement was made,
and a trophy presented at the Kansas
Wing Conference...Cadet Judy L.
Milligan was honored recently at the St.
Louis Comp. Sq. 1 (Missouri Wing) annual
Dining-In Ceremony. Cadet Miiligan, who
is cadet commander of her squadron, was
selected as the outstanding cadet of the
year in the St. Louis area. She was
presented with a plaque and a $25 Savings
Bond ....

Rocky Mtn. Region
Eight members of the Missoula Comp.
Sq. (Montana Wing) recently hiked into
the Lubreeht Experimental Forest for a
winter survival exercise. The exercise included instruction in basic survival,
shelter building and deep snow survival.
Participating were Cadets Brad Mien,
Robert Arntson, Matthew Martinac,
D a v i d K n u d s o n , To m P o l s i n , K e n
Couston, and Doug Mallory. Senior escort
was 1st Lt. Ken Knopp.
Cadets o| the AI~A Falcon Cadet Sq.
(Wyoming Wing) attended a class in
Flightline Safety and Procedures
recently. The class taught operating prac-

APRIL 1977

tices along with the well-stressed safety.
The cadetsattending the class were Julie
Christensen, Richard Eures, James Hare,
Dean Miller, Corry Owens, John Rumpf,
Timothy Rumpf, Dale Scheid, Jerry
Snodgrass, William Treush, and Donald
Zimmerman.
The Mile Hi Cadet Sq. (Colorado Wing)
recently held their first awards banquet.
Maj.WilHam-O'Brien presented the Cadet
of the Year Award to Cadet Dennis P.
Darrah and the Senior of the Year Award
to Capt. Dianna L. Gentry... Three cadets
from South Platte Cadet Flight (Colorado
Wing) were given their first orientation
flight recently. They were Cadets Ann
Dent, Susan Kurtonhach and John Quinn..

Pacific Region
Recently 10 Green River Comp. Sq.
(Washington Wing) cadets received
promotions. Cadet Melinda Stratton
received the rank of cadet second
lieutenant. Two cadets, Jim Chase and
Gary Merriman, were promoted to cadet
airman first class. Seven cadets acquired
their first rank promotion to cadet airman. These are: Kevin Cordell, Jim
Gariough, Henry Giejsbeek, Norman
Lupkes, David Ulfers, Marc Vekos and
Guy Widget.
Capt. Marguerite Westover, commander of Pendieton Comp. Sq. (Oregon
Wing) and 1st Lt. B.F. Mason were the
featured guests on the popular A.M.
Northwest television program recently.
Capt. Westover and Lt. Mason were the
guests Of Jim Bosley, host of the
program, and told the Civil Air Patrol
story. The A.M. Northwest program is
one of the highest rated programs in its
time slot in the Northwest with a viewing
audience estimate~i in excess of two
million... Cadet Wayne Steenson, a
member of the Salem Comp. Sq. (Oregon
Wing), has received the Certificate of Accomplishment. Steenson received the
award from Col. Bobhie Girard, wing
commander.
Expanded interest in CAP activities in
southwest Washington is reflected in the
formation of a new squadron, the Cowlitz
Co. Comp. Sq. The new squadron is
located in the Kelso-Longview area.
Senior Member Basil Bena will serve as
squadron commander...U.S. Air Force
Capt. Ronald Pierre, operations officer
for Washington and Oregon recently
visited the Sandpoint Comp. Sq.
(Washington Wing). A slide presentation
was shown entitled, "I Believe in the
Sunshine Even When it Rains." Help was
asked for and received in mailing out 110,000 envelopes of Air Force recruiting
material ....
Cadet Lane Gormley has recently joined the Paine Field Comp. Sq.
(Washington Wing). He is a member of
the Washington Wing Challengers
program, an advanced emergency services program, where he holds the title of
"Challenger Expert," the highest
achievement in the Challenger program.
.Cadet Gormley is a former member of
the Bellevue Sq. (Washington Wing).
Long Beach Senior Sq. (California
Wing) won the 1976 Top Squadron of the
California Wing Award. Wing Commander Col. Warren Barry presented the
award to squadron commander, Capt. D.
Richcreek, at the California Wing conference recently...
Cadet Rick Moneymaker of the Tukwila
Comp. Sq. (Washington Wing) recently
earned his private pilot's license. Rick is
now working on his combined
commercial-instrument rating...Cadet
Brian Wolf, of South Long Beach Sr. Sq.
(California Wing) soloed this past fall
through a Group 7 scholarship. On his 17th
birthoay ne was presenten ms solo wings
and another 20 hours of flying lessons.
Brian is now working on his Spaatz
Award..

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CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

APRIL 1977

Professional Group
Honors Col. McNabb
tion classes in high school and in
PA N A M A C I T Y, F l a . - - L t .
university extension courses.
Col. Betty W. McNabb, veteran
of 23 years of service in Civil Air Her main theme is based on her
Patrol and Southeastern Region own colorful 25-year career in
aviation, many of its highlights,
liaison officer between the
she explains, having-stemmed
region and the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary District 8, recently
from Civil Air Patrol activities.
added another award to her imShe emphasizes CAP's unique
pressive list of accomplishments.
contributions to the nation in its
Col. McNabb was named~
cadet program, aerospace
recently a Distinguished
education and search and rescue
Member of her professional
missions, and communications.
organization, the 18,000-member
"I'm no woman's clubber, not
American Medical Records
even a women's libber," she
Association. The award, given in
comments, "but I believe that as
Toronto, Canada, at the Inter:
a citizen of this nation, accepting
national Congress on Medical
its bounty, I should reciprocate,
Records 1976, was the ninth the
s o m e h o w, m y c o u n t r y ' s
organization has made since its
countless gifts to me~
founding in 1928.
Col. McNabb was cited for her
"So, I work in a service
continuing dedication to her
profession, medical records adprofession over a period of more
ministration, and I have chosen
than 40 years. She is author of a
Civil Air Partol and the Coast
textbook, "Medical Record
Guard Auxiliary as my 'nationalProcedures in Small Hospitals,"
level civic clubs'."
many articles in hospital as well
Col, McNabb has held
as aviation publications, and is a
assignments in CAP at
busy lecturer on medical records
squadron, wing and region
science and on aerospace
levels. She has flown hundreds of
education.
hours in one or the other of the
Her audiences range from
elementary school children to five aircraft she has owned--on
search and rescue, cadet or
university aerospace education
classes, civic clubs, military teacher orientation, logistics,
support missions, and to CAP
groups, federal employes, Girl
meetings. She has been a
Scouts--a Touchdown Club and a
member of the Southeast Region
meeting of morticians.
staff since 1959.
She has participated in
aerospace education workshops
Her CAP awards include
as student, staff member, coMeritorious and Exceptional Serdirector, director and lecturer, vice Ribbons, one of the first Gill
and'lias taught aerospace educaRobb Wilson Awards, the
,
National Commander's Citation
and the Senior Member of the
Year Award.

Member Gets
Valor Medal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.--Senior
M e m b e r E m m e t t H o f e r, a
member of the Huron Comp. Sq.,
Huron, S.D., was awarded Civil
Air Patrol's Bronze Medal of
Valor in a recent ceremony here.
Hofer earned the award
through his heroism in rescuing
four young people, one of them
his own son, from a plane which
crashed on his farm and burned.
In disregard for his own safety,
he rushed to the burning plane
and pulled the two young men
and the two girls in the plane to
safety.
Three of the four spent many
months in the Ramsey Burn
Center at St. Paul, Minn.
Col. Lester W. Snyder, South
Dakota Wing commander, made
the presentation.

She also holds a National Commodore's citation from the Coast
Guard Auxiliary and is air
operations officer for the 8th
Coast Guard Auxiliary district.
She was a member of the
Women's Advisory Committee
on Aviation to the Federal Aviation Administration and is an accident prevention counsellor.
She is a past president of the
Ninety Nines, international
women pilots orgainzation, and
was 10 years a member of its
Board of Directors.
Col. McNabb is believed to be
the first woman graduate of the
Air Force War College nonresident course, enrolling as a CAP
officer. She has logged 6,400
hours pilot time and holds
SMEL, glider, SES, instrument,
CFI and CFII on a commercial
rating.
Says Col. McNabb: "I intend
to stay in CAP as long as they'll
letme!"

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BRAZILIAN CAP--Patrulha Aerea Civil, the Brazilian equivalent of America's Civil Air
Patrol, will be reactivated on April 16, according to information from J. Roberto Adriani,
right, its new national commander. Adriani is a member of the American Aircraft Owners
and Pilots Association, an honorary captain in CAP-USAF, and was one of the pioneers of
CAP-Brazil. Paulo Couto, left, maintenance chief for Pan American at Viracopos Airport,
Brazil, is national vice commander. Brazil's CAP is patterned after America's Civil Air
Patrol and even uses an emblem which includes the CAP-type three-bladed propeller. CAPBrazil apparently is interested primarily in search and rescue.

Cadets Brighten Christmas
For Aged Maryland Pair
HILLSIDE, Md.--Christmas
Eve loomed dark and gloomy for
Mr. and Mrs. Thacker. Having
no electricity, water or heat in
the little shack Mr. Thacker had
built for his bride more than 60
years ago, the elderly couple
retired early.
The old pot-bellied stove grew
cold in the little living room.
Wood was too precious to waste
heating the house at night.
At 6:30 p.m., there came a
knock at the door. Mrs. Thacker
answered it, wearing the coat
she wore to bed to keep warm.
On the sagging porch stood two
Civil Air Patrol cadets from the
Andrews Comp. Sq. (National
Capital Wing). Cadet Brian
Perry, cadet commander of the
squadron, had enlisted his

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their parents to help deliver food
and clothing the squadron had
collected for the couple's Christmas treat.
Knowing the couple had no
means of entertainment, Cadet
Brian Perry purchased a
hattery-operated radio so the
couple could enjoy the music of
Christmas and music and news
throughout the year.
Each month, cadet and senior
members of the squadron "look

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and clothing are collected and
wood is cut and delivered on a
recurring basis. Each spring and
fall, work details are organized
to clean up the yard and patch up
things around the place.
The members are willing to do
anything they can to make life
more pleasant for the old people
they have fondly "adopted."
M r. a n d M r s . T h a c k e r h a v e
grown fond of the young men and
women and they delight in
recognizing familiar faces.
Little can be done for the
Thackers, but the members feel
the attention they can give is
better than knowing that they
are sitting lonely and desolate in
the little shack the Thackers call
home.

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APRIL 19_77

Many Accidents
Weather-Related
By RICHARD Y. COSTAIN
Lieutenant Colonel, USAF
Rocky Mountain Region
The National Transportation
Safety Board is concerned al~out
the large number of weatherinvolved general aviation accidents. A recently completed
study based on 7,8,56 accidents
indicates the late winter and sprinK is the most dangerous time
of the year.
During April and May, more
nonfatal, weather-involved accidents occurred than during any
other time of the year. Beginning in November, the accident
trend began to rise and peaked in
May. From May, the trend was
downward until the low point
was reached in November. =The
largest rise in accidents was
from February to March!
The study shows the most frequent cause of weather-involved
general aviation accidents to be
"inadequate preflight planning
and preparation." Statistics
reveal that most of these accidents occurred during landings, that is, either during the
landing roll or during leveloff
and touchdown.

Connecticut Cadet
Gets Top Award
HAMDEN, Conn.--Civil Air
Patrol Cadet David Tipping, a
member of the West Haven
Comp. ~ (Connecticut Wing)
received the Gen~ ~r| A. ~aa~
Award recently in a ceremony at
the Connecticut Wing conference.
The presentation was made by
Air Force Brig. Gen. Billy M.
Knowles, a member of the Air
Force Reserve.
Cadet Tipping is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Leslie Tipping of East
Haven, Conn. He is 18 and a
senior in high school. He. has
been a member of Civil Air
Patrol since 1972.

Most often the weather was
VFR, but unfavorable winds existed. Statistics show that a pilot
is 12 times more likely to encounter weather as predicted
than to encounter weather worse
than predicted. The n~ain
vroblem appears to be winds.
Unfavorable winds were cited
five times more frequently as an
accident cause than were low
ceilings, and 16 times more frequently than was thunderstorm
activity! Recent accident investigations indicate that wind
shear near the ground may have
contributed to several previously unexplained accidents.
Wind shear is difficult to
forecast, but may be anticipated
near severe weather such as
thunderstorms, fast-moving
fronts, and when strong, gusty
winds exist. Pilot reports are
HELP IN BLIZZARD--Cadet Lisa M. Fisher, left, of the Morgantown Comp. Sq. and Cadet
one of the best sources of information on wind shear. If wind
Arthur J; Smith of the Fairmont Comp. Sq. load cardboard cartons of fresh water for
shear is suspected, be certain to
distribution to those in need following a blizzard in West Virginia. A dairy in the Morgantown
contact recently departed airarea supplied 1,000 gallons of water packaged in milk cartons for the purpose. The cadet in
craft or agencies able to provide
the background is not identified. (Photo by Capt. James Malov)
PIREPs as these are the best
sources of current information
available on wind shear.
As a result of its findings, the
Safety Board urges general aviation pilots to attend the various
safety seminars, clinics, and
courses of instruction sponsored
by both government and industry. For familiarization purMORGANTOWN, WNa.--Civil
life occurred when Capt. Robert
mander of the Morgantown
Air Patrol emergency service
poses, there is no substitute for
T. Peake and his crew from the
Comp. Sq. opened a headquarters
visiting National Weather Seractions were instrumental
Wheeling Comp. Sq. were rehere, He then established communications with 1st Lt. Donald
vice and Federal Aviation Ad- recently in bringing help to two
quested to open a private
ministration facilities to deter- ~ persons~ in this area who could l a n e - - m o r e t i m n : a m i l e i w
H. Hirsh, mission coordinator at
possibly have lost their lives
Wing Headquarters in
mine what information is
length--so that a heart patient
when a blizzard swept through
available and the means by
could be moved to a hospital.
Charleston, and with the state
northern West Virginia.
This was done quickly and the
Office of Emergency Services/
which it can be obtained,
Local liaison was maintained
patient was moved to where
Remember, we are in the midst
In responding tocalls for help, medical help was available,
of the most dangerous time of
with the sheriff's office and with
West Virginia CAP members in
year.
the Army National Guard.
possibly saving his life.
this area set up patrols along
The board urges all
Fuel oil, coal and drinking
highways to assist stranded
The second such instance
water were the items most repilots--including Civil Air Patrol
motorists and established teams
happened when 1st Lt. Clayton S.
quested by stranded families,
pilots--to postpone any flight unto deliver supplies to stranded
Dolina, 2rid Lt. Kermit J. Miller
til a timely and thorough
and four-wheel-drive vehicles
and a cadet from the Madison
families.
were most effective in deliverpreflight weather briefing can be
Comp. Sq., patrolling a road
The first instance of help to
'ing these items over roads cloggobtained, and reiterates that if
someone who could have lost his near Wadeston, spotted a car lythere is any doubt, DON'T GO!
ed with drifted snow.
ing in a ravine. Reeling out some
A local dairy packaged 1,000
150 feet of cable from their
gallons of drinking water in
power wagon, they hauled the
cardboard containers. CAP
vehicle and its woman occupant
crews loaded the cartons and
to safety. With the temperature
delivered them to the Army
hovering near zero at the time,
National Guard for distribution
the passenger would probably
throughout the stormswept area.
have frozen to death had she not
One CAP team, carrying coal
been rescued.
to a needy family, went as far as
In responding to the call for
possible by truck, then handhelp fo|lowing the blizzard, 1st
carried the sacks of fuel up the
Lt. Adolph M. Poston Jr., cornside of a mountain.

Help Given Two Persons

During Blizzard Conditions

Name-Dropping Okay
For Ohio Wing Unit

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DF TRAINING--Senior Member Stanley D. Pike, left, instructs Cadet Thomas M. Kowalke
in use of direction-finding equipment used to detect ELT (electronic locator transmitter)
signals. The demonstration was part of a class conducted to teach cadet members of Los
Alamitos Cadet Sq. 153 (California Wing) use of such equipment, Following the class, the
cadets were given the problem of locating a hidden ELT--which they did promptly. SM Pike
is leadership officer for the squadron.

BELLEVUE, Ohio--Members
of the Firelands Cadet Sq. 1602
(Ohio Wing) may be accused of
name-dropping, and with just
cause.
Monday through Friday of
each week, Squadron 1602's
name is mentioned along with
such famous names as Paul
Newman, The Eagles, Shirley
MacLaine, The Runaways or
Laverne and Shirley.
Each day, Civil Air Patrol cohosts "Earth News," a syndicated celebrity talk show from
Hollywood.
Host Lou Ervin's guests range
from the top stars of Hollywood
and television to the biggest
names of the recording industry.
First Lt. Rick Loveridge,
squadron information and

recruiting officer, is program
and production director of
WNRR (ABC) Radio in
Bellevue. He knew that one sure
way to get the CAP/' message
across to everyone of every age
was to have that message
presented along with bits of
chit-chat with the stars. So he
arranged to have a CAP
recruiting message in every
show.
That message must be
c a t c h i n g t h e p u b l i c ' s e a r.
Squadron 1602 has more than
tripled its cadet members and
doubled the number of senior
members.
Cadets of Squadron 1602 may
be firmly rooted in aerospace
studies, but for 15 minutes each
day, they are among the stars.

APRIL 1977

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Mitchell A wards--February 1977
Linda L. McCullough ....... 01090 Daniel B. Keebler Jr ....... 22048
Brad W. Estes ................ 24037
T. D. Donaldson ............. 01090
Randolph P. Hover ......... 02056 Jecelyn J. Cobb .............. 25051
Cecil G. Davis ................ 03046 Alvin L. Dyson ............... 25~1
Eric G. Hook .................. 27040
Terry Scott ...................03059
Mary Serven .................. 29035
Daniel R. Marin ............. 04138
Mark J. O'neil ......... ~ ...... 04384
Ann Marie E. Dolci ......... 29087
Kelly W. Davis ............... 05023
Donna M. Anthony .......... 29088
Christopher J. Padich ...... 31153
David P. Rizzico ............. 06015
David C. Island .............. 06022
David F. McDonald ......... 31188
Scott Sanislo .................. 06022
Brian D. Croase ............. 31227
Gary L. Doggett ............. 07004
Blake D. Devulld ............ 34015
David R. Standley ........... 34070
Andrew J. England ......... 07008
Michael J. Enderle ......... 07011
Kenneth E. Kiger ........... 34114
Timothy J. Edwards ........ 0~033
Lisa A. Hayhnrst ............ 34166
Vernon F. Caldwell ......... 36037
Robert C. Sirekis ............ 08050
Ira Nelan ......................080~
David P. Rader .............. 36073
Audrey Green ................ 08117
Jeffrey A. Kruy .............. 36078
John B. Upton ................ 08274
Robert W. Manley ........... 37018
Nancy A. Collop ............. 08303
Jockel J. Carter ............. 37060
Rex T. Moffat n ............. 10096
E.A. Petrovitz ............ :.. 37067
Michael F. Dibattista ...... 37093
John Grate ...................11011
Richard J. Brenner ......... 11011
Dana L. ValUmont .......... 37226
Russell J. Severino ......... 11211
Lynn S. Vallimont ........... 37226
Frank T. Domina ............ 11226
Daniel P. Watson Jr ........ 37226
Curtis D. Evans .............. 12123
Kent A. L. Wood ............. 37226
Paul W. Logston ............. 12184
Raymond Hosey ............. 37246
Everett D. Maples .......... 37246
Elaine K. Hoch .............. 14078
Patricla A. Barrett ......... 14092
Mark D. Baugh .............. 39019
John M. Cox .................. 16007
Robert M. Balay ............. 42098
Joe P. Strehl .................. 1601{~ Wesley E. Smith ............. 42115
Ricky J. White ............... 42115
Donald C. Marrero Jr ...... 16010
Mark T. Murphy ............. 18039
Mike A. Trultt ................ 42295
Richard J. Corley ........... 19057
Paul M. Andrus .............. 45017
Wolfram B. Vulpi ........... 19~59
David C. Perry ............... 45091
Douglas C. Atkinson ........ 45094
Paul E. Blachaby ........... 20038
Thomas L. Miron ............ 20038
Richard F. Spalding ........ 45108
Patrick D. Dwyer ........... 20145
Sherry A. Seymour .......... 46018
Jean M. Easterly ............ 20176
Robert L. Powell ............ 46069
Debbie S. Tarbet ............ 20237
R.E. Moneymaker Jr ...... 46069
James E. Borowicz ......... 20249
Thomas J. Rabby ............ 48048
Ronald L. Zimmerman .... 48055
Brenda J. Smith ............. 20259
Timm S. Hendrix ............ 21017
Jody L. Urhanak ............. 49054
Lydia L. &sunders ........... 51009
Paul R. Schmidt ............. 21094
Marc K. Hughes ............. 22047
Richard A. Mahnney ....... 51009
Kathleen D. Berry .......... 22047
Melissa L. N. Deel .......... 51031
Jose A. Carrion .............. 52006
David W. Lamm: ............ 22048

Luz D. Gerena ............... 2015
5
Rafael Rivera ................ 52015
Pedro P. Gonzales .......... 52015
Agnes Ortiz ................... 52015
John D. Escober ............. 52015
Iliana R. Garcla ............. 52015
David Canales ................ 52015
Frank R. Cruz ................ 52015
Rafael Melindez ............. 52015
Arzuaga J. Pineru ........... 52015
Gladys Ferreira ............. 52015
Milton Burgos ................ 52015
Luz O. Lehnn ................. 52015
Elvis H. Negron ............. 52022
Ramon Cruz .................. 52022
Alberto Velazqnez .......... 52022
Gary A. Morales ............. 52022
Carlos M. Colon .............. 52022
Donald Lugo .................. 52022
Hector J. Nazario ........... 52022
Juan A. Lugo ................. 52022
Maria E. Rosado ............ 52022
Nilda L. Alvarado ...... ~.... 52022
Carlos R. Perez .............. 52022
Juan Tom .....................52022
Angel L. Irizarry ............ 52022
Edna I. Seda .................. 52022
Serafin Melnndez~ ........... 2071
5
Reinaldn Tollents .~ .........52071
Ulises M. Velez .............. 52077
Gulllermo Sotomayur ...... 52077
Laisa E. Ramos ............. 52077
Manuel A. Purcell ........... 52077
Jose L. Meinndez ............ 52077
Jorge L. Liquet .............. 52077
Juan R. Horta ................ 52077
Manuel B. Domingnez .....52077
Jimmy Colon ................. 52077
Edgardo Alemany ........... 52077
Pedro J. Semidey ........... 52077
David J. Ouadalupe ......... 52090
Michael W. Rey .............. 520~
Jose E. Roman ............... 52090
Jose I. Velazguez ............ 52091
Julio E. Crcspo .............. 52091
Wanda I. Figueroa .......... 52091
Javier Davila ................. 52091

Earhardt A wards---February 1977
John M. Gupton .............. 01075 Joseph K. McDonald ....... 18004
Rose-Mary T. Grzasko .....02070 John J. Carter ................ 18049
Mary Taper ..................02095 Michael T. Kerving ......... 20038
Michael J. Nowak ........... 06015 Mark A. Oldlmm ............. 20038
John V. Kelley Jr ............ 080~4 Dan A. Bolt ................... 21017
Brian C. Reed ................ 08122 R.M. Goldschmidt .......... 23004
Charles S. Elder IIl ......... 08123 Vernon L. Martin Jr ........ 23004
Lye, ~. -,-,~,~ ........... '.~ ~ ~,,,~A , ".~ _~. H. U~m~ly .......... 25~53
hmnie D. Hardy ............. 11020 Clinton L. Hartnur .......... 26062
Douglas W. Rochar ......... 11042 Gavell McLean Jr ........... 29003
Terry D. Coppotelli ......... 11205 Susan D. Ellis ................ 29067
C. B. Kirkpatrink ............ 11212 Reginald A: Nau ............. 31076
Robert A. Innis .............. 11262 Randy J. Petyak ............. 31236
31292
David W. Waugh ............. 13002 Irene M. Siedlarczyk .......
Thomas R. Norris ........... 16019 Thomas E. Opfell ...........34070

David W. Breidnnbach .....35071
Sazanna M. Schwartz ....... 37026
Joseph A: Dewnld ........... 37049
Guy R. Galacci .............. 37068
Darren J. Barscheski ...... 37068
Tim Bawes ...................37080
Bryan S. Hardy .............. 39014
Charles L. Packard ......... 39014
Tracey A. Brannon .......... 42274
Donald A. Mitchell .......... 45091
Slmwna L.Ross .............. 46018
Jerry B. Thompson ......... 48121
Louise-Ann P. Serra ........ 51030
Evelyn Cruz ..................52062
Pedro Rivera .................52091

Cadet. Gets Nomination
BOYERTOWN, Penn. -Richard A. Magners, who was
formerly active as a cadet
member here of the Gen. Carl A.
Spaatz Comp. Sq., has received a
nomination to the U.S. Naval
Academy at Annapolis, Md.
He was nominated by U.S.
Rep. Gus Yatron (D., Penn.) and
will be considered by the
academy along with nine other
nominees of Rep. Yatron.
Magners is currently
attending Pennsylvania State
University where he is majoring
in geological science. He is a
midshipman fourth class in the

Naval Reserve Officer Training
Corps there and holds a
scholarship under the Marine
Corps option of the NROTC. He
is slated to take part in the spring training cruise with the guide d m i s s i l e d e s t r o y e r, U S S
Buchanan.
A 1976 graduate of Boyertown
Area High School, he was a
member of the school band and
was cadet commander of his
CAP unit here. He directed the
Squadron's Ranger land rescue
team and its rifle team. He holds
a radio license from the Federal
Communications Commission.

Coloradan
Gets Medal
0f Valor
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY,
Colo.-- Civil Air Patrol's Bronze
Medal of Valor was awarded
recently to CAP Capt. Neal D.
Johnson by Air Force Col. E. J.
Zulauf, assistant deputy chief of
s t a ff f o r o p e r a t i o n s a t t h e
academy, on behalf of CAP's
national commander.
Johnson was cited for his
heroic action on Jan. 5, 1975,
when he rescued a little girl who
had been swept out to sea on a
Hawaiian beach.
With complete disregard for
his own safety, Johnson plunged
into the surf. By the time he
reached the girl, she was
semiconscious and had swallowed a considerable amount of
water. He administered first aid,
then towed the child back to
shore through the rough water.
There he continued giving first
aid. Johnson's quick thinking and
immediate rescue effort
saved the girl's life.
Johnson, a member of Civil Air
Patrol since 1964, is currently
the leadership officer for the
Colorado Springs Cadet Sq.
Johnson, outside of Civil Air
Patrol, is an Air Force staff
sergeant assigned as noncommissioned officer in charge
of Airman Records. He is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Don Johnson of
Carlsbad, N.M.

HONEOYE, N.Y.-- Canadian
cadets from two units in the
Hamilton, Ontario, area, joined
CAP cadets from the Ontario
Comp. Sq. here at a weekend
winter survival school at Egypt
Valley Camp in South Bristol,
according to CAP Capt. Flavia
Joy Frost, commander of the
CAP unit.
The two Canadian units were
the 2866th Lorne Scots Cadet
Corps, commanded by Capt.
David Banks, and the 735th
Firebird Sq., commanded by
Capt. Fred Hopkinson.
Lt. Col. Leonidas L. Maxim-

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MEDAL OF VALOR--CAP Capt. Neal D. Johnson, right,
holds the citation certificate fo!~ the CAP Bronze Medal of
Valor awarded to him by Col. E. J. Zulauf, USAF, left.

Chainsaws Dangerous
Because Of 'Kickback'
By 1st Lt. DONALD A.
LOCKWOOD
Safety Officer
New Hampshire Wing
With more and more people
getting into the wood-cutting
game for home heating, a large
group of inexperienced and
casual chainsaw users has
developed. Chainsaws are extremely useful and relatively
safe if used with normal

Canadian Cadets Join
CAP Survival School

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clue, commander of CAP's
Rochester Group, commanded
the encampment which was
divided into two group--basic
cadet training and advanced
cadet training.
The basic cadet training included classroom study and
practical field exercises in personal hygiene, field sanitation,
sl~elter construction, care and
prevention of frostbite, evacuation of injured persons, care and
use of cutting tools, knots and
ropes, fire building, and land
search and rescue techniques.
The cadets studied the various
activities in the classroom then
moved to the field for
demonstration and practice.
The advanced cadet training
included both cadets and senior
members who had completed the
basic course the year before.
These members, sent into the
field in groups of four or five,
had to survive for 24 hours, using
the techniques learned the
previous year.
Each cadet was given a first
aid problem to work on during
the encampment and was graded
on the thoroughness and completeness of the exercise. Lt.
Col. H. Vedder, wing land rescue
training coordinator from the
Albany ~rouD. acted as advisor.
Ten CAP units from the New
York Wing were represented at
the training plus the two Canadian units. A total of 88 persons
attended the weekend exerciso--24 senior members and 64
cadets.

precautions and common sense.
However, there is a serious,
little known and extremely
dangerous fault inherent in
chainsaws. This is known as
"kickback," and causes fully
one-third of all chainsaw injuries. The purpose of this article is to explain how this
happens and how to avoid it, or
at least how to avoid injury if it
should occur.
First and most important,
recognize the danger area of the
cutter bar. This is the top half of
the nose of the bar. If this portion of an operating saw hits
something, there Is an immediate and forceful reaction
that causes the saw to kick back
toward the operator with the
possibility of serious injury.
Kickback is caused by the little non-cutting '"depth gauges"
digging into an object as they
come over the top of the bar and
start down around the nose. In
this position, they protrude and
will bite into anything they touch.
As the moving chain tries to
stop, most of its energy suddenly
kicks the saw away from the object. This happens so fast that
the operator still has the throttle
open. If he cannot maintain control over the saw, he could be in
serious trouble.
The most common source of
kickback is that small, hidden
limb that suddenly catches the
upper quadrant of the .bar nose.
Another strong possibility is
attempting to cut a 24-inch tree
with a 12-inch saw (as advertised). You are working with the
cutter bar buried in the tree,.and
anything can happen.
Some design changes in Chains
and attached nose guards have
reduced the chance of kickback,
but since most people are still
using older models, here are
some mistakes to avoid:
--A loose grip or no grip on the
front handle.
--Failing to wrap your thumb
under the front handle.
--Improper saw sharpening
that forms a "hook" shape on
the teeth.
- - F a i l u r e t o r o u n d o ff t h e
depth gauges after filing them.
--Standing directly in line with
the cut.
Remember, try to keep the
danger area of the bar away
from the work. A good firm grip
on the front handle will
minimize your danger when the
inevitable occurs.

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APRIL 1977

NEC Meets
In Washington
Photos By

(See Stories, Pages 1 and 2)

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE--Col. Robert H. Wilson, left,
former Illinois Wing commander, receives Distinguished
Service Award for his services and contributions as wing
commander from Air Force Brig. Gen. Cari S. Miller, CAP
executive director.

B R E A K FA S T- - L t . G e n . W i l l i a m G . M o o r e , l e f t , B r i g . G e n . T h o m a s C . C a s a d a y, C A P
national commander, and Col. L.H. McCormack, right, of the Southeast Region, enjoy a
buffet breakfast prior to the NEC meeting. Gen. Moore, assistant vice chief of staff, USAF,
at the time of the photo, has been nominated for a fourth star and is slated to become
commander-in-chief of the Military Airlift Command on April 1.

THREE IN A ROW--Col. Oscar K. Jolley, center, Southeast Region commander, receives
Distinguished Service Award and congratulations from Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday, left,
CAP national commander, and Air Force Brig. Gen. Carl S. Miller, CAP executive director.
Col. Jolley was honored for having led his region in winning the No. 1 Region Award three
years in a row.

SAFETY AWARD--John Sewell, right, acting chief, Flight Standards,
General Aviation Division of FAA, presents the FAA Flight Safety
Award to Civil Air Patrol. Accepting the award is Brig. Gen. Thomas
C. Casaday, CAP national commander.

COUNSELLOR--Nuard Norton, right, chief, Accident Prevention
Program, General Aviation Division, FAA, presents certificate to Air
Force" Brig. Gen. Carl S. Miller, CAP executive director, naming the
general an "Honorary FAA Accident Prevention Counsellor."