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PUBLICATION OF NATIONAL CAPITOL WING -

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CIVIL AIR PATROL AUXILIARY UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
Vo l u m e 2 , N u m b e r 8
Cpt. lone B.

Charter #25001

September November 1979

C o o k e , 7 8 2 6 W o o d s i d e Te r r a c e , A p t . # 1 0 3 , G l e n B u r n i e , M a r y l a n d 2 1 0 6 1

FLIGHT PATTERNS, YOUR WING PAPER {
Hello!! This is your Wing paper
that will bring to you news, events,
and a calendar for you to refer to
for planning Squadron events on an
every other month hasls. This is
YOUR paper. It is here for you to
use, read, and to send articles in
s o t h a t t h e o t h e r N AT C A P m e m b e r s
can know what is going on. All
in put for the paper should he
directed to CPT lone Cooke, either
at Wing HQ or the above address.
Let us hear from youl!!l!!!

OTTAWA EXCHANGE VISIT

NASA's PIONEER II SPACECRAFT FLIES PAST SATURN
In early September NASA's Plomeer II spacecraft
will be flying past Saturn and will attempt some
of the first close-up pictures of the planet.
The spacecraft was launched in April 1973, and
previously visited Jupiter in December 1974.
Pioneer II carries two instruments built by the
Santa Barbara, Ca. Research Center of Hughes
Aircraft Co. that will be important for the
p l a n e t a r y fl y - b y.
O n e i s a n i m a g i n g p h o t u p o l a r l m e t e r, w i l l
take about I00 high quality pictures. It has
been in use to help guide pioneer II ever since
the NASA mission was extended past Jupiter and
the regular navigation sensors no longer pointed
at the correct stars. The second instrument, an
infrared radiometer, will take heat pictures of
the planet Saturn and study the chemical make-up
of its atmosphere.

The Wing's visit to our Canadian Friends in
Ottawa is scheduled for the weekend 5-8
October 1979. This takes advantage of a
mutual 3-day weekend and limits the time off
f r o m w o r k o r s c h o o l t o o n l y o n e d a y, F r i d a y
5 O c t o b e r.
Depending on the final method of transportation,
the cost per participant will be in the neighbor
hood of $35.00 each, assuming a "FULL" load. An:
funds not required mill he refunded to the
participants upon completion of the trip.
Cadets and Seniors (Escorts) wishing to
participate mus__~thave their application, an
a n d t h e r e q u i r e d m o n e y, t o W i n g M Q o n o r
before 25 September 1979. Cadets must also
submit a letter from their parent(s) approving
p a r t i c i p a t i o n i n M I L I TA R Y A I P ~ L I F r, s h o u l d
this method of transportation he approved.
LT C a n d L t . M e y e r a r e t h e d e s i g n a t e d S e n i o r
Project Officers, and look forward to a full
and eventful trip for all concerned. Any
questions concerning the trip should be
d i r e c t e d t o e i t h e r LT C o r L t . M e y e r a t h o ~ e ,
978-4915, or on FM, AER0 3.

Ever since the first
mveman developed toothiches, people have been
;rying to find ways to pre~ent them. Over the cen;uries, oral hygiene prac;ices have ranged from
~ashing an infant's mouth
~ith holy water to hanging
root of parsley around
;he child s neck.
A person's oral health a~
~cts his or her happiness
~nd comfort. More than
lalf a billion dollars is
~pent in drugstores and

supermarkets annually for
dental products, yet many
people still have a concept
of dental caret hat is closer
t. the parsley root than it
should be.
What should you do to
insure a healthy mouth
and million-dollar smile?
Have regular check-ups
and ask your dentist for information on the latest oral
hygiene and disease prevention techniques--then
practice them.

C I V I L AIR PATROL AWARDS $22,500 I~ ACADEMiC/FLIGHT SCHOLARSHITS
MAXWELL AFB, Al.--Academlc end flight scholarships, totallng $22,500 were
recently awarded to 42 Civil Air Patrol members. The awards were for study
in aerospace related fields at schools chosen by the recipients.
A continuing program, the scholarship awards are given annually in the
flelds of engineering, education, science, and the humanities, as well as for
technical and vocational training.
Competition for the scholarships is keen and awards are based on academic
potential and achievement, progress in CAP programs, participation is extracurricular and community activities end on the recommendations of educators,
ministers, squadron commanders end others.

C I V I L AIR PATROL GOES OVERSEAS
MAXWELL AFB, Al.--Civll Air Patrol has issued a limited charter to seven
overseas units. Military and civilian personnel and their dependents are
ellglble for membership and are encouraged to affillate with these units.
Since CAP is restrlclted from flying search and rescue missions in foreign
countries, these squadrons will be emphasizing aerospace education and the
cadet progEam.
The first overseas unit of CAP was the Oklnawa Cadet Sq., organized in
June 1977, at Kadena Air Base, Oklnawa, Japen. Since that time, there have
been six additional units formed in foreign countries. A llstlng of present
units and their connnanders is as follows:
Date Formed,

Unit

June 1977

Ist Lt. Robert Wray

Okinawa Cadet Sq.

Japan

Clark Cadet Sq.

Philippines

Alconbury Cadet Sq.

England

April 1978

CWO Timothy Lee

Yo k o t a C a d e t S q .

Japan

April 1978

Capt. Joseph DeRico

Andersen Cadet Sq.

Guam

June 1978

Capt. Thomas Miller

Zwelbrucken Cadet Sq. Germany

Dec. 1978

Capt. Richard Mulanax

Feltwell Cadet Sq.

March 1979

Capt. James Card

England

July 1978

Capt. Paul Smith

CAP has, for many years, maintained units in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
These units have offered the same programs mid performed the same mission as the
units in the contiguous United States. This mission, which is three-fold in
scope is: (I) Emergency Services and both aerial and ground search rescue; (2)
Aerospace Educations; and (3) The Cadet Program. CAP consistently flies three
out of every four hours on search and rescue missions as directed by the Air Force
R e s c u e C o o r d i n a t i o n C e n t e r.

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Low-Speed Two Wheelers Get
150-200 Miles per Gallon

Mopeds, the $300-$700
bicycle-like vehicles which
can be pedaled or moved by
a single-cylinder engine,
are quickly becoming as
much of a craze in this
country as they became in
Europe after World War IL
They are being used instead
of second cars--te take employees to work, shoppers to
market, and students to
class.
There is a good reason
f o r t h e i r n e w p o p u l a r i t y.
With ever-increasing
gasoline costs, the perpetual problem of finding a
parking space, and concern
over environmental pollution from car exhaust,
mopeds offer an efficient,
economical alternative to
automobiles. They are capable of speeds up to 30
miles per hour while using
very little gasoline, averaging 150-200 miles per
gallon.
Because mopeds are a
relatively new form of
transportation in the
United States, few rules
and regulations cover
t h e i r u s e . A s o f n o w, 3 8

states and the District of
Columbia have special
moped laws. Since mopeds
cannot be driven very fast,
they are usually banned
from high-speed roads.
Safety precautions
moped riders can take include:
Wearing helmets;
Staying off high-speed
highways;
Avoiding roads with
loose gravel and other
hazards;
Installing turn signals
so moped operators can let
other drivers know their
intentions without having
to let go of the handlebars
to give hand signals.
While mopeds will probably never replace the car,
they can be an inexpensive, energy-saving, and efficient source of transportation, especially for commuting, running errands,
etc., in favorable weather.
For more information
about mopeds, write to the
Moped Association of
America, 1001 Connecticut
Av e n u e , N . W. , Wa s h i n g ten, D.C. 20036.

Dollar Coin Honors
Susan B. Anthony
Fox" the first time a portrait
of an American woman, rather
than a symbolic woman,
appears on a circulating U.S.
coin. A new dollar, with the
image of Susan B. Anthony on
one s de and the symbolic eagle
of the Apollo II moondanding
on the reverse, was released to
local banks in July. Minting of
the Eisenhewer dollar, which
the Anthony dollar replaces.
ended December 3I, 1978.
At least $4.5 million will be
s a v e d e a c h y e a r. s i n c e t h e
large Eisenhower dollar cost
8¢ to produce and the new
Anthony dollar costs only 3¢.
Substituting the dollar coin for
the dollar bill also will save
money. The $1 bill costs nearly
2¢ to produce and lasts only 18
months in circulation: the
Anthony dollar costs 3¢ to produce and wd] last 15 years or
more.
Larger than a quarter and
smaller than a 50¢ piece, the
new dollar weights 3/10 of an
ounce. Like all U.S. coins
valued at 10 or more. it is a
copper-nickel clad coin.
The new coin honors Susan
B. Anthony (1820 1906), who
devoted her life to securing
voting rights for women. In
1872, she was the leader of a
group of women who registered and voted in Rochester,
New York. All were arrested
and pleaded guilty to charges
of voting. At her trial Miss
Anthony. echoing the wording
proposed by Adams and Jef
ferson for the Great Seal of the
United States. urged all
women to realize that "resistance to tyranny s obedience to
God." Her followers were
instrumental in securing passage of the Nineteeth Amendment. which gave women the
right to vote, in 1929.
The eagle on the reverse side
of the coin commerates the
first landing on the moon on
July 20, 1969. The Apollo II
spacecraft was christened
"The Eagle". The design originally appeared on the Eisenhower dollar, first minted in
1971.

New Federal Holiday Proposed

DoD TO AID ASTRONAUT RECRUITMENT
FOR NASA SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM
WASHINGTON, D.C.---The Space Shuttle
program needs a few more astronauts to
serve either as pilots or scientific
mission specialists, and the Department
of Defense has agreed to help the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
r e c r u i t c a n d i d a t e s f o r. ' t h e y e a r - l o n g
astronaut training course to begin in mid1980 at the Johnson Space Flight Center in
H o u s t o n , Te x a s .
The DoD application period will begin
l a t e r t h i s y e a r, w i t h t h e A i r F o r c e a s
coordinator of the program, but military
personnel must apply through the appropriate
Service channels. Civilians may obtain
application forms directly from the
Astronaut Candidate Program Office, Code
AHX, NASA Johnson Space Ceter; Houston,
Te x a s 7 7 0 5 8 .
The number of new candidates to be selected
will be based on mission requirements and
operational needs. NASA plans call for
and c~vT].i'~n s~lectlons, including qual~fled
m i n o r i t i e s a n d w o m e n . Tw e n t y - s e v e n t r a i n e d
a s t r o n a u t s a r e o n b o a r d n o w, w i t h a n o t h e r
35 in training.
NASA intends to make astronaut recruitm e n t a n a n n u a l a f f a i r, w i t h t h e a p p l i c a t i o n
period during the summer; screening, evaluatlon
and physical e1~nlnatlon in early winter;
selection during the spring; and start of
a s t r o n a u t t r a i n i n g i n t h e s u m m e r. T h u s , t h i s
year's successful applicant will be a trainee
in the simmer of 1980 and, if successful, and

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Once an astronaut, pilots can expect

to fly the shuttle into orbit and back'
again to earth on missions lasting as
long as 30 days. Mission specialists
will not only serve as inflight
scientific crewmembers but will
continue in their chosen fields of
research.
The defense Department will provide
details in the near future on candidate
qualification requirements, methods of
application, and procedures.

President Carter has proposed to Congress that January 15 be declared a holiday for
Federal workers in honor of
M a r t i n L u t h e r K i n g , J r. T h e
holiday would commemorate
the birthdate of the civil rights
leader.
Earlier this year, the President stated his support of Congressional efforts to set the day
aside as a national holiday.
"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..
led this Nation's effort to provide all its citizens with civil
rights and equal opportunities," he said. "It is appropriate
that his birthday be commemorated as a national holiday."
The holiday proposal is
included in the compensation
reform legislation the President sent to Congress on June
6. If approved, the King holiday would be the 10th legal
holiday for Federal workers.

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Why Choose Military Service?
Why do young American
men and women join the
Armed Forces?
How do they think military experience and training will help them in later
careers?
To fi n d t h e a n s w e r t o
these and other questions
about why people choose
military service, the Departments of Defense and
Labor are conducting a
major survey of American
young adults, both military
and civilian.
Approximately 1,500 ac-

tive duty personnel
throughout the world and
some 12,000 non-military
young people will be interviewed during the next five
years under the DoD/DoL
survey which will be performed by Ohio State University and the National
Opinion Research Center.
The interviews conducted at participating
military installations, to
be selected and announced
in the near future, will be
voluntary and anonymous
to help insure accurate
data collection.