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F L I G H T PAT T E R N S
PUBLICATION OF NATIONAL CAPITOL WING CML AIR PATROL AUXILIARY UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
DECEM3ER 1947

CAP's 26th BIRTHDAY OBSERVED BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
December I was Civil Air Patrol's big day throughout the nation
and public officials throughout the National Capitol area helped
us note the occasion.
The Mayor of Alexandria presented a proclamation to Lt. Col.
Bob" Colbyj Deputy Wing Commander and MaJ. George Petersen,
Commander of the Alexandria Composite Sq. accompanied by cadets.
The M a y o r , a n a i r l i n e p i l o t , i s n o w a m e m b e r o f t h e u n i t .
Prince Georges County Chairman of Commissioners Mrs. Gladys
Spellman did the honors for the countyby staging a ceremony at the
Upper Marlboro courthouse. Accepting on behalf of the wing was the
Flying A Cadet Sq., Accokeek, Md. Lt. Edward Munney~ squadron adjutant and information officer accepted in company with Cadet
J a m e s N i c b m l o f f j J r. a n d o t h e r u n i t r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s .
Wheaton-Silver Spring Cadet So. accepted its Proclamation from
t h e l o c a l C h a m b e r o f C o m m e r c e . L t . C o l . C h a r l e s S u r a c i , c o m m a n d e r,
and cadets were in attendance.
Andrews AFB Cadet SO. commander l Jaj. Herbert Kennedy, accomp a n i e d b y L t . C o l . C h a r l e s ~ i c D o n n e l , U S A F, o u r f o r m e r w i n g l i a i s o n
o f fi c e r r e p r e s e n t e d o u r w i n g a t t h e b a s e h e a d o u a r t e r s c e r e m o n y.
B r i g . G e n . P o l h a m u s , A n d r e w s B a s e C o m m a n d e r, p r e s i d e d . C a d e t s a l s o
attended.
Our wing commander Col. George p. Upright met an old friend
from his active service days, Bolling AFB Commander Col. Bruce
Knutson~ when proclamation ceremonies took place. Accompanying~
Col. Upright were Maj. Hap Harris, Wing IO; Lt. Col. McDonnel and
U S A F C a p t . W. C . L a m b e r t , b a s e l i a i s o n o f fi c e r t o C A P.
Arrangements for the ceremonies were made by the wing information office. The District of Columbia Mayor has also signed a proclamation but its award will be temporarily delayed due to reorganization of the city government.
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MERRY CHRISTMASt CHANUKA,H GREETINGS AND HAPPY NE~ YEAR
As Christmas comes~ Mrs. Upright and I, Joined by Col. and Mrs.
Colby wish to express again our sincere appreciation to each member of the wing for their voluntary efforts on behalf of our nation.
I regret that we continue +m be faced with difficult and trying
times and that many of you are separated from your loved ones overseas. Those of us at home should be inspired by their sacrifices
and increase our effectiveness and achievements in 1968.
Each of you can take pride and satisfaction in your .work, and
a t t h e s a m e t i ~ e s t r i v e t o i n c r e a s e o u r C A P s e r v i c e t o t h e c o u n t r y.
To m e m b e r s o f t h e J e w i s h f a i t h ~ a v e r y H a p p y C h a n u k a h . To e a c h o f
you and.your famines, heartfelt best wishes for the holidays an~
t h e n e w y e a r. G e o r g e P. U p r i g h t , C o m m a n d e r.

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DEPUTY WING COM~L~DER APPOINTED AI2.XAI~RIA JUDGE
" C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s a r e i n o r d e r f o r L t : o l . R o b e r t T. S . C o l b y ,
recen~!y appointed a Substitute Municipal Judge for the City of
A l e x a n d r i a , Va . T h e a p p o i n ~ , e n t w a s m a d e b y J u d g e F r a n k l i n P.
Backus of the Corporation Court and became effective December ist.
Judge Colby had previous experience in public offi~e when he
served as an assistant United States Attorney in Virginia.
CADETS RECEIVE EARHART AND MITCHELL ANARDS
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CAP !~ational Headquarters reports seven National Capital Wing
cadets have earned ~ao of the higher cadet program awards. Those
r e c e i v i n g A m e l i a E a r h a r t a w a r d s i n c l u d e ~ J a m e s C . Wa ~ e , H a r o l d E .
F o s t e r, R o b e r t E . W i l l i a m s ~ u d L e o n C . L a n g f o r d .
B i l l y ~ t c h e l l w i n n e r s i n c l u d e " ~ l a r t h a L : Wa y n e ~ W i l l i a m S .
M a l o n e a n d F l o y d G l o v e r, J r.
THREE SENIOR IvfDIBERS PR~IOTED Cigars and chocolates sre beingpassed out by three hard working senior wing members. Those with shiny new insignia include the
Wing Communications Officer ~jor Norm Chipps; the Virginia Group
C o m a n d e r ~ i a J o r R i c h a r d C . P e a r s o n a n d E LT L i n d a M . Wa l d r o n o f t h e
M r. Ve r n o n C a d e t S n .
DOUBLE HONORS FOR USAF HQ. OFFICER
A good friend an& supporter of the CAP progrsm, Lt. Col.
Thomas E. Bowersj USAF Retd. was awarded the CAP Certificate of
Appreciation by Wing Commander Col. Upright for his aid to the
Auxiliary U.S. Air Force.
Until recently the commander of the Command Services Unit~
Secretary of the Air Force Office of Informationj Col, Bow@rs received the honor at Andrews AFB Hospital where he is a patient.
As a member of SAFOI the colonel participated in a wing
dining-in and several award ceremonies for men under his co~ma~i
c o m m e n d e d b y C A P. H i s s u p p o r t o f t h e w i n g i n f o r m a t i o n p r o g r a m w a s
invaluable.
A week after receipt of the certificatej Col. Bowers was
appointed a member of the Legion of Merit and received the medal
f r o m U S A F B r i g . G e n , J a m e s H a c k l e r, J r, ~ D e p u t y C h i e f o f I n f o r m ation for the Air Force.
ACTION NEEDED FOR CADET SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

BOARD MEETING i

The Cadet Special Activities Board chaired by Lt. Col. William
H. Rhodes has set a tentative meetingdate of 20 January at
Bolling AFB. All cadets wishing to participate in summer
activitie~ and their unit colanders must have processed papers
at Col. Suraci's office, Wing. Hq. by 10~January|

NORTHEASTERN CADET SQ. SUPPORTSi VIETNAN~SE ORPHANS
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An outstanding support program for Vietnamese children was
undertaken recently by members of the squadron commanded by Capt.
Robert Lawson.
Prince Georges Plaza Shopping Center was the scene of action.
On November 18th and 25th squadron members manned a toy and clothing collection booth at the center following a concentrated
information program on local radio stations. As the cadets and
senior members gathered items for the unfortunate war victims in
Asia they also explained the roles of CAP in service to the USA.
Almost a thousand pounds of to~s and clothes was shipped to
Vietnam by the squadron, at their own expense. Contact with the
orphans overseas was made through CORD's-REFUGEES, a group of
U.S. Air Force personnel who ~ormed their organization on a
voluntary basis. The Air Force was unable to forward the donations
due to heavy transport commitments of available aircraft.
NATIONAL CO~fGNICATIONS TEST TO BE HELD IN JANUAH~
Wing Communications officer Naj. Norm Chipps reports Hq. CAPUSAF is planning a national co~,unications test involving all
mobile, aircraft and land stations.
Wing radio stations will be notified by radio that the test is
beginning and test messages will be sent during the period of the
exercise. Replies will be sent to National Hq. through commmications channels.
WHEATON-SILVER SPRIGS CADET SQ. CO~4ENDED FOR COMMUNICATIONS
The squadron has received commendation from the Wing Communications office for their emergency communications capabilities.
Their readiness to serve on short notice and excellent performance
on the recent ~ivil Defense SAR exercise was noted. The unit set
up portable field communications at Beltsville airport and "even
provided coffee" to official visitors° They utilized military~
commercial and CAP frequencies
NATCAP iWING COMMUNICATIONS CAPABIILIIY RISES
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F o u r w i n g ' a i r c r a f t a r e r a d i o e ~ u i p p e d j a n d o n e a l s o h a s P r.
Georges Co. CD radio equipment. Ready-to-go are 55 mobiles, including portables and walkie-talkies licensed by FCC~ plus 15
land based licensed stations.
F~LIGH~TERNS is published by the National~api~al Wing~ Civil
A i r P a t r o l ~ A u x i l i a r y A i r F o r c e , c o ~ m m n d e d b y C o l . G e o r g e P.
Upright. Address all correspondence or queries to MaJ. Hap Harris
I n f o r m a t i o n O f fi c e r a t O M R B o x ~ 4 1 j B o l l i n g A F B ~ Wa s h i n g t o n ~ D . C . ,
20332.