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HISTORY OF
MO-070 Springfield Squadron
Civil Air Patrol
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

HISTORY
of
MO-070 Springfield Squadron
Civil Air Patrol
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

Prepared By

Springfield Squadron Historian

Reviewed By
Lt Richard D. Cox, CAP
Squadron Commander

COMMANDERS APPROVAL LETTER

Springfield Regional Composite Squadron 1st Lt. Richard D. Cox has reviewed
and approved this Squadron Annual History for MO-070.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE ...................................................................................................................
COMMANDER’S APPROVAL LETTER .....................................................................
INTRODUCTION OF UNIT STAFF ..............................................................................
TABLE OF CONTENTS .................................................................................................
NARRATIVE
CHAPTER I: DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS .....................................................................
Search and Rescue .....................................................................................................
Disaster Relief ............................................................................................................
Homeland Security.....................................................................................................
Counterdrug ...............................................................................................................
CHAPTER II: DIRECTOR OF AEROSPACE EDUCATION .............................................
Internal Aerospace Education ....................................................................................
External Aerospace Education ...................................................................................
CHAPTER III: DIRECTOR OF CADET PROGRAMS .......................................................
Cadet Programs ..........................................................................................................
Cadet Activities ..........................................................................................................
Drug Demand Reduction ...........................................................................................
APPENDIX I: Chapters I-III - Data and Statistics ................................................................
Operations ..................................................................................................................
Aerospace Education .................................................................................................
Cadet Programs ..........................................................................................................
APPENDIX II: Unit Staff - Data and Statistics .....................................................................
Unit Map (showing geographic subdivisions within a REGION/WING) .................
Unit Organization Chart .............................................................................................
Unit Command and Staff Listing ...............................................................................
APPENDIX III: Director of Logistics – Data and Statistics..................................................
Supply ........................................................................................................................
Transportation ............................................................................................................
Maintenance ...............................................................................................................
APPENDIX IV: Director of Communications – Data and Statistics .....................................
Communications Operations ......................................................................................
Communications Facilities and Equipment ...............................................................
APPENDIX V: Director of Professional Development - Data and Statistics........................
Professional Development .........................................................................................

APPENDIX VI: Staff Officers - Data and Statistics .............................................................
Administration ...........................................................................................................
Personnel ....................................................................................................................
Recruiting and Retention ...........................................................................................
Plans and Programs ....................................................................................................
Public Affairs .............................................................................................................
Information Technology ............................................................................................
Finance - Financial Statement ....................................................................................
Chaplain .....................................................................................................................
Historian.....................................................................................................................
Health Services ..........................................................................................................
APPENDIX VII: Special Staff Officers – Data and Statistics ...............................................
Inspector General .......................................................................................................
Safety .........................................................................................................................
Government Relations ...............................................................................................
Legal ..........................................................................................................................
INTRODUCTION OF UNIT STAFF & BRIEF UNIT NARRATIVE

The

Wing

Wing Commander
Vice Commander

Col

Chief of Staff
SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF MAJOR ACTIVITIES
Chapter I

OPERATIONS

Search and Rescue N/A
Disaster Relief - N/A
Homeland Security - N/A
Counterdrug - Deputy Dale Wager taught a D.A.R.E. class to cadets Sept. 2017

Chapter II AEROSPACE EDUCATION

Internal Aerospace Education - Model Rocketry Program
External Aerospace Education - O-Rides

Chapter III

CADET PROGRAMS

Cadet Programs Encampment, Sarex, ASA and Model Rocketry
Cadet Activities Encampment, Sarex, and Model Rocketry
Drug Demand Reduction- Deputy Dale Wager taught a D.A.R.E. class to cadets Sept. 2017

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

Aircraft Coordinator

Standardization/Evaluation Officer

CIS Officer

Homeland Security Officer


Director Counterdrug Operations

Counterdrug Administrative Officer

Director of Emergency Services

Disaster Relief Officer

ES Training Officer

AEROSPACE EDUCATION
Director of Aerospace Education
Internal Aerospace Education
External Aerospace Education
COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY – – Aerospace Education
Mission and Staffing:
• 2d Lt Jason Atwell, Asst. AEO (Assigned 15 Jun 2017) – None Rating
• Maj Max Bradley, AEO (Assigned 25 Oct 2017) – None Rating
• 1st Lt Richard Cox, Asst. AEO (Assigned 4 May 2016) – Rating
• Maj Shaun Matney, Asst. AEO (Assigned 5 Dec 2015) – None Rating
• 2d Lt Timothy Rousset, Asst. AEO (Assigned 10 Apr 2017) – None Rating
• Maj Zachary Zweigle, AEO (9 Sep 2016) – Senior Rating
MO-070 had a very robust and successful year providing Aerospace Education to squadron
members, both cadet as well as senior members. See the three embolden areas that follow:
Internal AE Rocket Program
• During Dec 2016, Maj Zweigle (Squadron AEO) applied for an Air Force Association
grant to purchase materials for a rocket program.
• A grant of $250 was award to the squadron. A total of 24 complete rocket kits
were purchased. Additionally, 56 rocket motors were purchased.
• The rocket kits consisted of skill levels 1 and 2. Junior cadets were given the
lower skill level kits for assembly and senior cadet completed the higher level
kits.





In January 2017, the squadron also watched the Hollywood film October Sky,
which featured Homer Hickam and the “Rocket boys” of West Virginia during the
1950s.
• Also in January 2017, Cadets learned about basic rocketry from peer cadets, who
attended rocketry classes during the quarterly Missouri Aerospace STEM
Academy.
• In February 2017, Maj Zweigle presented a lecture on the history of NASA’s
Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs.
• In March and April 2017, the construction of the rocket commenced during the
monthly Aerospace Education classes over two months.
• In May 2017, the squadron hosted a family friendly evening of food, fellowship,
and rocket launches. The meeting included a lengthy briefing on safety, which
intertwined AE and Safety. The evening was a success with over 60 people in
attendance and over 100 burgers and hot dogs consumed.
The MO-070 Rocket program combined with Missouri’s Aerospace STEM Academy
provided the means by which five cadets in the squadron were able to earn their rocketry
badges.

Monthly Squadron AE
• In addition to the larger Rocket Program at MO-070, Maj Zweigle has presented monthly
AE presentations of subjects that include (but are not limited to): A History of CAP, CAP
in WWII, the Physics of Flight (with an invited Physics professor as a guest presenter),
Myths and flight in Ancient history, etc. Please note: monthly AE presentations are not
exclusive to only cadets, and senior members are invited to participate and regularly
attend.
Orientation Flights
• The squadron utilized the available assets of N359CP, Maj Zweigle, and Maj Matney to
lead an aggressive campaign to complete O-ride for the squadron cadets. By the end of
summer 2017, 3/4s of MO-070 had completed at least one O-ride, and at least 1/2
squadron cadets had two or more rides in the aircraft, completing the requisite syllabi.
• The flying efforts of the MO-070 did not go unnoticed. At the annual Wing Conference,
the Squadron was presented awards for the most hours flown by one squadron.
Additionally, Maj Zweigle was recognized as the Cadet Orientation Pilot of the Year.


MO-070 was involved in several AE activities outside of the squadron during the 20162017 year.




In February, Cadets and senior members traveled to Missouri’s capital in
Jefferson City for Aviation Day. Members met with legislators and promoted
aviation, as well as CAP. While this is not designated external AE program, I
argue that it meets the spirit of Aerospace Education and practical learning for our
cadets.
Cadets from MO-070 have participated in each of the quarterly Missouri
Aerospace STEM Academies. MO-070 can boast having sent the largest











contingent of cadets to the May Academy. The cadets of MO-070 are excellent
examples of the CAP Cadet program and are often complimented for being astute
and professional.
Senior members from MO-070 have served at the Missouri Aerospace STEM
Academies. This service included, kitchen duty, flight line duties, and cadet
orientation rides. These senior members have contributed to the overall success of
the academies, as well as the education of cadets. Again, see above, Maj Zweigle
was named the Cadet Orientation Pilot of the Year by the Missouri Wing for his
efforts in flying Missouri’s cadets.
Cadet David Cox from MO-070 participated in the Statewide Downhill Soap Box
Derby competition. Cadet Cox not only represented the squadron, but Missouri’s
CAP cadet corp. He placed very high in the competition at Whiteman Air Force
Base, and was recognized with a challenge coin by Brigadier General Paul
Tibbetts.
In June 2017, MO-070 partnered with Bolivar High School AFJROTC to provide
orientation rides for their cadets. Several cadets were flown before funds were
exhausted. The squadron should continue to pursue a relationship with Bolivar
High AFJROTC.
Note: an attempt was made by Maj Zweigle to fly the JROTC instructor as part of
the TOP Flight program. However, Maj Zweigle does not possess an instrument
rating, thus the flight was not able to occur.
In July 2017, Maj Zweigle and 1st Lt Nichols attended the Regional Aerospace
Education Conference. Zweigle presented Rutan: Changing the Shape of Things
that Fly, which provided a history of Burt Rutan and his impact on the aerospace
industry.

This was a busy year for MO-070 in terms of Aerospace Education. We are proud of the impact
made both inside the squadron, as well as the impact as a result of external AE initiatives and
efforts.

Director of Aerospace Education

Major Zweigle
Internal Aerospace Education

External Aerospace Education

CADET PROGRAMS
Director of Cadet Programs

Cadet Programs Development
Region/Wing Cadet Leadership School Coordinator
Cadet Honor Academy Coordinator
Cadet Advisory Council Chair
Director of Drug Demand Reduction
COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY – No High Adventure Activities Conducted.
Several Cadets attended Encampment -Cadets Harris, Taylor, D. Cox, B. Atwell, C.
Carroll. Model Rocketry Program over several months completed
Director of Cadet Programs

2nd Lt. Richard Cox, 2nd Lt. Tim Rousset and Major Max Bradley
- Cadet Advisory Council representatives:

Cadet Taylor and Cadet E. Atwell
Cadet Conference

Region Cadet Leadership School (RCLS)
Cadets B.Atwell, C.Carroll J. Atwell

Cadet Honor Academy (CHA)

Cadet Competition or


Wing Cadet Competition

Director of Drug Demand Reduction

Deputy Dale Wagner from the Greene County Sheriffs Office taught a Drug
Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) class to the cadets in September of 2017.

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

Unit Organization Chart
(ATTACH UNIT ORGANIZATION CHART HERE)
Major Zweigle - Commander Jan 2017 - Sept 2017
1st Lt. Richard Cox - Commander Sept 2017 - Present
Deputy Commander of Seniors - Major Matney Jan 2017 - Sept 2017
Deputy Commander of Seniors - 1st Lt. Samantha Atwell - Sept 2017 - Present

Deputy Commander of Cadets - 1st Lt. Richard Cox - Jan 2017 - Sept. 2017
Deputy Commander of Cadets - Major Max Bradley - Sept 2017 - Present

APPENDIX III: Director of Logistics – Data and Statistics
LOGISTICS
Director of Logistics
Supply Officer
Major Kendrick
Transportation Officer Major Matney/ 1st Lt. Jason Taylor
Maintenance Officer
Major Matney/ 1st Lt. Jason Taylor
COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY –
Director of Logistics

Supply Officer - Major Kendrick
• Completed Organization Module Date Completed
• Completed NCR-MO-070 - SPRINGFIELD REGIONAL COMP SQ
Vehicle 01 Nov 2017
• Aircraft 01 Oct 2017
• Real Property 02 Oct 2017
• Comm Gear 07 Nov 2017
• Supplies and Equipment 07 Nov 2017
Transportation Officer - Major Matney/ 1st Lt. Jason Taylor

NCR-MO-070 CAP Vehicle ID: 23034 PCN:
• 84513 S/N:
• 1GAGG25U031128313
• 11/12 Pass Van Chevrolet Express Serviceable
• 1GAGG25U031128313 $25,202.91 DOD-Funded
• Location: MO-070 NG Armory Springfield
• Remarks: HF radio mounted - ID number unknown
• MOSWIN FM radio mounted - CAP2034779
• EF Johnson handheld charger mounted - CAP2027428
Maintenance Officer

Major Matney/ 1st Lt. Jason Taylor
APPENDIX IV: Director of Communications – Data and Statistics
COMMUNICATIONS
Director of Communications
Communications Licensing Officer
ORMS Officer

HF Coordination Officer
COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY – CMSgt William C Breshears
Director of Communications

Communications Licensing Officer

ORMS Officer

HF Coordination Officer

Communications Operations

Communications Facilities and Equipment

APPENDIX V: Director of Professional Development - Data and Statistics
Professional Development
Director of Professional Development
COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY –
Director of Professional Development

1st Lt. Johnnie Nichols and 1st Lt. Samantha Atwell

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

Director of Administration

Director of Personnel

Director of Recruiting and Retention

Director of Plans & Programs

Director of Public Affairs 2nd Lt Jason Atwell

Evaluation of 2017 Activities and Events
• In the absence of a PA plan and PA goals, the Squadron still managed to grow its
cadet ranks and was active in various events.

• 1. Wreaths across America at Springfield National Cemetery
• • Color Guard presented colors and Col. Raun Hamilton delivered address.
• • This event typically has media coverage.
• • This is an opportunity to join with other community groups who are also
participating.

• 2. Aerospace STEM Academy
• • The Squadron had good representation at each of the quarterly Fort Leonard Wood
• training events with an average of 25% of our cadets in attendance.

• 3. Chick-fil-A Fund Raiser
• • The Squadron had an excellent turnout of cadets and senior members.
• • Very positive feedback was received from customers.
• • It proved to be an effective way to educate the community about CAP.
• • A 6-ft pop-up-style banner was designed to advertise CAP which can be used for
• future events, as well.
• • Negative aspects: Chick-fil-A’s business was particularly slow that night. Also, it
• wasn’t clear to customers that they needed to present their receipts for a percentage
to be given to Squadron.

• 4. Day at MO Capitol for State Aviation Day
• • CAP received recognition on both House and Senate floors.
• • CAP received citation from Governor Eric Greitens.

• 5. Memorial Day Ceremony at Rivermonte Memorial Gardens
• • Color Guard posted colors.
• • Cadets presented wreaths for each branch of service.

• 6. Wing Encampment
• • Three senior members staffed and five cadets attended.

Director of Information Technology

Information Technology Officer

Finance - Financial Statement

Statement on file in EServices
Chaplain N/A

Historian


1st Lt. Johnnie Nichols and 1st Lt. Richard D. Cox

Health Services

1st Lt. Jason Taylor and 1st Lt. Samantha Atwell
APPENDIX VII: Special Staff Officers – Data and Statistics
Inspector General
Safety
No Hazard Reports - Safety Down Day held April 4, 2017
Government Relations
Legal
COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY –
Inspector General

Safety

Government Relations

Legal


THIS ANNUAL REPORT IS FAITHFULLY EXECUTED AND SUBMITTED BY THE
BELOW SIGNED CIVIL AIR PATROL HISTORIAN REPRESENTING THE
AFOREMENTIONED UNIT. ALL INFORMATION IS RECORDED AS SUBMITTED BY
THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND ASSIGNED PERSONNEL “AS IS” AND
REPRESENTS STATISTICAL DATA, FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, AND UNIT

ACTIVITIES FOR THE SPECIFIED PERIOD OF ASSESSMENT AND RECORDING. THE
UNIT HISTORIAN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE VERACITY OR ACCURACY OF
INFORMATION.
Submitted by
Department of the Historian