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History Of
Middle East Region
Civil Air Patrol
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017

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History
Of

Middle East Region
Civil Air Patrol
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

Prepared by
Major Joseph Myers, CAP
Region Historian

Col. John Knowles, CAP
Region Commander

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This Page Intentionally Left Blank

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Table of Contents
Cover Page

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Title Page

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Table of Contents

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Introductions of Staff and Brief Unit Narrative
Chapter 1
Operations

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Chapter 2
Aerospace Education

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Chapter 3
Cadet Programs

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Appendix I Data and Statistics

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Unit Map

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Staff List

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Appendix II Staff Officers

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INTRODUCTION OF UNIT STAFF AND BREIF UNIT NARRATIVE
Middle East Region Command Staff
Wing Commander
Vice Commander East
Vice Commander West
Chief of Staff

Col John M Knowles
Col Gerard W. Weiss
Col Bruce B. Heinlein
Col Eugene Egery

SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF MAJOR ACTIVITIES
Chapter I OPERATIONS
Middle East Region had a busy year in 2017 flying a total of 13,702.4 hours. This was divided between 61 fixed
wing aircraft and 4 gliders, and 1,060 qualified aircrew. Statistics for 2017 are:
43
4,297
8
32
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SAR Missions
Orientation Flights
State Support Missions
Finds
Saves

Chronology
January
1/9/17
March
3/1/17
June
6/1/17
6/5/17 - 6/9/17
6/14/17
August
8/18/17 – 8/20/17
8/25/17
September
9/1/17
9/8/17 – 9/10/17
9/12/17
9/20/17
December
12/1/17

Inauguration Outreach
MER A1 Teleconference
MER A1 Teleconference
MERSAR
NFA MER Powered Flight Academy
MER Stan/Eval IPC Clinic
Hurricane Harvey
MER A1 Teleconference
MER Stan/Eval Flight Clinic
Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Maria
MER A1 Teleconference

Chapter II Aerospace Education
No Data submitted

Chapter III CADET PROGRAMS

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Director of Cadet Programs

Capt Patricia Overman

Capt Overman has been very active during 2017 supporting the wings of the region though quarterly conference calls with her
wing counterparts and making sure that they have the support that they need. Cadets in Middle East Region also participated in
Cyber Patriot and the Middle East Region Cadet Competition. Capt Overman has supervised the Region CAC and assisted with
CAC projects such as:
•Warrior Challenge
•NRA Marksmanship Program
Chronology
January
1/15/17
1/25/17
February
2/18/17
March
3/19/17
3/22/17
3/31/17
April
4/16/17
4/24/17
May
5/17/17
5/21/17
June
6/28/17
6/14/17

CAC Teleconference
DCPs Teleconference
CAC Teleconference
CAC Teleconference
DCPs Teleconference
MER Cadet Competition
CAC Teleconference
DCPs Teleconference
DCPs Teleconference
CAC Teleconference
DCPs Teleconference
NFA MER Powered Flight Academy

July
7/16/17 – 7/22/17
RCLS South at Seymour Johnson AFB
7/16/17
CAC Teleconference
7/22/17 – 7/24/17
MER Honor Guard Academy
7/26/17
DCPs Teleconference
August
8/19/17
CAC Teleconference
8/23/17
DCPs Teleconference
September
9/8/17 – 9/9/17
MER Warrior Challenge – Raptor Town, Langley AFB
9/15/17
CAC Teleconference
9/20/17
DCPs Teleconference
October
10/15/17
CAC Teleconference
November
11/12/17
CAC Teleconference
December
12/10/17
DCPs Teleconference
12/16/17
Wreaths Across America
12/17/17
CAC Teleconference
12/27/17 – 12/31/17
NCSA New Hampshire Wing NCO School.

MER Cadet Awards
Cadets in the region have been very active in all phases of their program earning the awards listed below.
Spaatz

16

Eaker

18

Earhart

49

Mitchell

156

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APPENDIX 1: Data and Statistics

MER WIMRS Data for 2017
Mission No

Mission Name

Mission Start

Location

Mission Type

Finds

Saves

Air

Ground

17-T-3900

Monthly Guided Training / SAR Training

1/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

SAR TRNG

0

0

2

0

REQ-17-1250

TRI WING SAR EVAL

1/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

SAR EVAL

0

0

0

0

17-1-4067

Inauguration Outreach

1/9/2017 5:01:00 AM

MER

Other

0

0

19

0

17-T-4224

Monthly Guided Training / SAR Training

2/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

SAR TRNG

0

0

7

0

17-T-4252

Proficiency Training

2/4/2017 5:01:00 AM

MER

Proficiency

0

0

3

0

17-T-4438

Monthly Guided Training / SAR Training

3/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

SAR TRNG

0

0

1

2

17-T-4736

Monthly Guided Training / SAR Training

4/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

SAR TRNG

0

0

8

3

REQ-17-1234

MER SAR COLLEGE

4/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

SAR TRNG

0

0

0

0

17-T-4814

NC/SC Ops Eval

5/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

SAR EVAL

0

0

49

44

REQ-17-1243

Monthly Guided Training / SAR Training

5/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

SAR TRNG

0

0

0

0

REQ-17-1248

Flight Clinic / IPC Clinic

5/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

FLIGHT CLINIC

0

0

0

0

REQ-17-1252

Mountain Flying Clinc

5/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

MOUNT FLYING CLINIC

0

0

0

0

17-T-5177

Monthly Guided Training / SAR Training

6/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

SAR TRNG

0

0

5

0

17-T-5043

VA/WV Ops Eval

6/5/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

SAR EVAL

0

0

57

38

17-C-4418

NFA - MER Powered

6/14/2017 12:01:00 AM

MER

Special Activity

0

0

309

16

17-T-5178

Monthly Guided Training / SAR Training

7/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

SAR TRNG

0

0

3

1

17-T-5256

Flight Clinic IPC / Check Pilot clinic

7/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

FLIGHT CLINIC

0

0

35

0

17-T-5179

Monthly Guided Training / SAR Training

8/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

SAR TRNG

0

0

2

0

17-1-5689

Hurricane Harvey

8/25/2017 10:00:00 AM

MER

DR

0

0

0

30

17-T-5180

Monthly Guided Training / SAR Training

9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

SAR TRNG

0

0

3

0

17-T-5751

Hurricane Irma Asset Relocation

9/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

RELO

0

0

41

0

REQ-17-5690

NRCC Support - Hurricane Irma

9/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

DR

0

0

0

0

17-1-5689A

Hurricane Irma

9/12/2017 10:00:00 AM

MER

DR

0

0

0

10

17-1-5689B

Hurricane Maria

9/20/2017 4:01:00 AM

MER

DR

0

0

0

27

18-A-3024

Annual Consolidated MX

10/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

Consolidated MX

0

0

16

0

18-A-3025

Annual Pilot Proficiency

10/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

Proficiency

0

0

1

0

18-A-3026

Annual Cadet Orientation Rides

10/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

Cadet Orientation

0

0

4

0

18-A-3285

Annual Form 5/91 Eval

10/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

Form 5/91 Eval

0

0

9

0

10/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

Annual B Mission

0

0

12

0

18-B-3042
18-T-3281

SUI Inspections

10/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

SUI INSP

0

0

0

0

18-T-3284

Monthly Training

10/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

SAR TRNG

0

0

0

1

10/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

CORP Misc

0

0

14

0

MER-Misc
18-T-3670

Monthly Training

11/1/2017 3:59:00 AM

MER

SAR TRNG

0

0

5

6

18-T-3838

Monthly Training

12/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

MER

SAR TRNG

0

0

0

0

18-C-3882

CAP-Wreaths AA at ANC

12/1/2017 11:00:00 AM

MER

Other

0

0

0

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Middle East Region Unit Map

Headquarters, Middle East Region (MER 001)
3085 Helmwood Rd, Woodstock MD
Delaware Wing
PO Box 11285, Wilmington DE

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Maryland Wing
3085 Helmwood Rd, Woodstock MD
National Capitol Wing
200 McChord St # 111, Washington De
North Carolina Wing
3520 Alamance Rd, Burlington NC
South Carolina Wing
3901 CAP Wing Dr, West Columbia SC
Virginia Wing
7401 Airfield Dr, Richmond VA
West Virginia Wing
112 Airport Rd, Charleston WV.
MER Staff List
A1 – Personnel/Admin

LtCol Ted Lybrand

•HC – Chaplain

LtCol Wayne Byerely

•HO – Historian

Maj Joseph Myers

•IG – Inspector General

Col Ray Harris

•JA – Legal

LtCol Tim Corrigan

•PA – Public Affairs

Maj Julie Holley

•SE – Safety

Maj Guy Butts

•CMC – Region Command Chief

CMSgt Dennis Orcutt

•A3 – Operations

Col David Crawford

•A4 – Logistics

LtCol Calvin Chandler

•A5/8 – Plans and Programs

LtCol Eric Haertel

•A6 – Communications

LtCol Maurice Thomas

•A7 – Mission Support

Col Lawrence Trick

•A7E – Aerospace Education

LtCol Thomas Mclellan

•A7O – Cadet Programs

Capt Patricia Overman

•A7P – Professional Development

LtCol Elizabeth Dunn

•A9 – Finance

LtCol Phyllis Griffin

Appendix II Staff Officers
Director of Communications

LtCol Maurice Thomas

Communications Operations in MER supported a wide range of operations from real world and training missions for 2017.
Region Com Plan submitted 4/9/17

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Middle East Region Communications assets in 2017 were;
80 - VHF/FM Repeaters
1,251 - VHF/FM
225 – HF Stations

Logistics

LtCol Calvin Chandler

The Logistics section provides the means to perform the missions of the Civil Air Patrol. The Logistics team is
dedicated to ensuring equipment is ready, safe and available; supplies are abundant; real estate is maintained.

MER 2017 Annual Inventory Revalidation Status as of 1 Dec 2017

Average of %Done

Wing

Grand
Module

DC

DE

MD

NC

SC

VA

WV

Total

Aircraft

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Comm Gear

100%

100%

100%

95%

100%

100%

94%

98%

100%

100%

100%

95%

100%

100%

100%

99%

and Equipment

100%

100%

100%

97%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Vehicle

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Real
Property

Supplies

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Grand Total

100%

100%

100%

97%

100%

100%

99%

99%

Middle East Region has a total of 151 Non Aircraft Vehicles

Director of Professional Development

LtCol Elizabeth Dunn

2017was an active year for Professional Development in MER with the year seeing the wings professional development officers
working on hosting a variety of training weekends throughout the wing.
MER Senior Members were busy with their own professional development during 2017 with the following achievements.
9 Level 5 Completions (Gil Rob Wilson Award)
16 Level 4 Completions (Dr. Paul Garber Award)
34 Level 3 Completions (Grover Leoning Award)

Appendix II
Staff Officers
Administration
LtCol Ted Lybrand
Personnel
The Personnel and Administration sections of the MER Staff ensured a timely completion of Award and Promotion actions,
making sure that, members receive the recognition for their hard work.

Public Affairs
Major Julie Holley
Major Holley supported a robust PA program and coordinated with the wings within the region to ensure that all wings had the
appropriate communication plans in place.
Finance
No financial issues were reported for 2017

LtCol Phyllis Griffin

Chaplain
LtCol Wayne Byerely
Chaplain Byerely continued to process applications for Chaplains and Caracter Development Instructors in a timely manner.
During 2017 Chaplain Byerely made sure that MER was ready for the new Mission Chaplain and Chaplain Support qualifications,
with preparation of training materials prior to rollout of the new materials.
Historian
Major Joseph E Myers
The MER Historian provided support to LtCol Phil Saleet’s Museum outreach at the North Carolina Maritime Museum.
Inspector General
MER completed 2017 without any open IG complaints, or concerns

Safety
Major Guy Butts
MER completed 2017 without any open safety issues.
MER Safety Blitz completed on 3/26/17
MER Safety Officer College from 6/5/17 – 6/9/17 at MERSAR
Legal
No Data Provided

Captain William Pagan

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THIS ANNUAL REPORT IS FAITHFULLY EXECUTED AND SUBMITTED BY THE BELOW SIGNED CIVIL AIR PATROL
HISTORIAN REPRESENTING THE AFOREMENTIONED UNIT. ALL INFORMATION IS RECORDED AS SUBMITTED BY THE
VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND ASSIGNED PERSONEL “AS IS” AND REPRESENTS STATISTICAL DATA AND UNIT
ACTIVITIES FOR THE SPECIFIED PERIOD OF ASSESMENT AND RECORDING. THE UNIT HISTORIAN IS NIT RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE VERACITY OR ACCURACY OF INFORMATION.
Submitted by
Joseph E Myers Maj. CAP
Middle East Wing Historian

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