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HISTORY OF
California Wing
CIVIL AIR PATROL
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

HISTORY
of
CALIFORNIA WING
CIVIL AIR PATROL
AUXILIARY OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

Prepared By
Lt Col Charles Wiest, CAP
California Wing Historian

Reviewed By
Col.Alan Ferguson, CAP
California Wing Commander

Headquarters California Wing
Civil Air Patrol
United States Air Force Auxiliary
PO Box 7688
Van Nuys CA 91409-7688
(818) 989-8100 FAX (818) 989-8108
COMMANDERS APPROVAL LETTER
(ATTACH HERE AS PDF OR MS WORD DOCUMENT)

1 July 2018

National Historian
Re:

Wing 2017 History Report

This is the official report of CAWG for the 2017 calendar year and I approve it.

Col Alan Ferguson, CAP
Commander

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE ..............................................................................................................2
COMMANDER’S APPROVAL LETTER ................................................................3
INTRODUCTION OF UNIT STAFF ........................................................................ 6
TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................................4
NARRATIVE
CHAPTER I: DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS ...................................................................6
Search and Rescue ...................................................................................................6
Disaster Relief ..........................................................................................................6
Homeland Security...................................................................................................6
Counterdrug .............................................................................................................6
CHAPTER II: DIRECTOR OF AEROSPACE EDUCATION ...........................................6
Internal Aerospace Education ..................................................................................6
External Aerospace Education .................................................................................7
CHAPTER III: DIRECTOR OF CADET PROGRAMS .....................................................7
Cadet Programs ........................................................................................................7
Cadet Activities ........................................................................................................7
Drug Demand Reduction .................................................................................... N/A
APPENDIX I: Chapters I-III - Data and Statistics ..............................................................8
Operations ................................................................................................................8
Aerospace Education .............................................................................................10
Cadet Programs ......................................................................................................10
APPENDIX II: Unit Staff - Data and Statistics ...........................................................
Unit Map (showing geographic subdivisions within a REGION/WING) .............12
Unit Organization Chart ...................................................................................
Unit Command and Staff Listing ....................................................................... PDF
APPENDIX III: Director of Logistics – Data and Statistics..............................................15
Supply ....................................................................................................................15
Transportation ........................................................................................................15
Maintenance ...........................................................................................................15
APPENDIX IV: Director of Communications – Data and Statistics .................................17
Communications Operations ..................................................................................17
Communications Facilities and Equipment ...........................................................17
APPENDIX V: Director of Professional Development - Data and Statistics....................19
Professional Development .....................................................................................19

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APPENDIX VI: Staff Officers - Data and Statistics ...................................................
Administration .......................................................................................................20
Personnel ................................................................................................................20
Recruiting and Retention .......................................................................................20
Plans and Programs ................................................................................................20
Public Affairs .........................................................................................................20
Information Technology ........................................................................................20
Finance - Financial Statement ......................................................................... 2PDFs
Chaplain .................................................................................................................21
Historian.................................................................................................................21
Health Services ......................................................................................................21
APPENDIX VII: Special Staff Officers – Data and Statistics .....................................
Inspector General ...................................................................................................22
Safety .....................................................................................................................22
Government Relations ...........................................................................................22
Legal ......................................................................................................................23

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INTRODUCTION OF UNIT STAFF & BRIEF UNIT NARRATIVE

The California Wing
Wing Commander
Vice Commander

Col Alan Ferguson
Lt Col Greg Chase
Lt Col Michael Prusak
GRADE

Chief of Staff

Lt Col Tammy Sturgill
SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF MAJOR ACTIVITIES

Chapter I

OPERATIONS

Search and Rescue
SEARCH AND RESCUE HELD FOUR MAJOR WING LEVEL SAREX'S, INCLUDING A
BIANNUAL WING LED EXERCISE (OFF YEAR EVAL EXERCISE) AND THE ANNUAL
MISSION AIR CREW TRAINING, ALONG WITH NUMEROUS ELT MISSIONS, RADIO
RELAY MISSIONS AND TWO LOST AIRCRAFT MISSIONS.
Disaster Relief
TWO OF THE SAREX'S ALSO CONTAINED DISASTER RELIEF COMPONENTS. EACH
OF THE EIGHT GROUPS HELD AT LEAST ONE DISASTER RELIEF AND COMBINED
SAREX. IN ADDITION CAWG WAS THE TEST PLATFORM FOR A NEW CAMERA
SYSTEM IN WHICH USED GEOREFERENCE STABILIZATIONS TO CREAT A MOSAIC
FOR FEMA ASSESSMENTS, WHICH WAS USED WHILE ASSESSING THE CALIFORNIA
NORTHERN WILD FIRE DAMAGE.
Homeland Security
TWO OF THE SAREX'S ALSO CONTAINED DISASTER RELIEF COMPONENTS. EACH
OF THE EIGHT GROUPS HELD AT LEAST ONE DISASTER RELIEF AND COMBINED
SAREX. IN ADDITION CAWG WAS THE TEST PLATFORM FOR A NEW CAMERA
SYSTEM IN WHICH USED GEOREFERENCE STABILIZATIONS TO CREAT A MOSAIC
FOR FEMA ASSESSMENTS, WHICH WAS USED WHILE ASSESSING THE CALIFORNIA
NORTHERN WILD FIRE DAMAGE.
Counterdrug
WE PETROLED THE BORDER BETWEEN MEXICO AND CALIFORNIA 48 WEEKENDS
WITH 2-3 AIRCREWS
Chapter II AEROSPACE EDUCATION

Internal Aerospace Education
WE HELD THE 2ND ANNUAL 5 DAY AEROSPACE CAMP FOR CADETS AT EDWARDS
AFB. WE INCREASED THE GROUP LEVEL AND WING LEVEL STAFF TO BETTER
SUPPORT THE SQUADRONS.

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External Aerospace Education
WE RECRUITED 52 AEM'S AND ATTENDED THREE AIRSHOWS WITH AE EXHIBITS
Chapter III

CADET PROGRAMS

Cadet Programs
ALL BUT TWO SQUADRONS MEET REGULATORY STANDARDS FOR TLC TRAINING
Cadet Activities
WE HELD ENCAMPMENT FOR OVER TWO HUNDRED CADETS AND STAFF, CADET
PROGRAM CONFERENCE, (A THREE DAY EVENT FOR ALMOST 300 CADETS), 13
CADET PROGRAMS TRAINING ACTIVITIES
Drug Demand Reduction
WE DO NOT HAVE A DRUG DEMAND REDUCTION PROGRAM

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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

Lt Col Joseph Brickman
Lt Col Joseph Brickman
Maj Jeffrey Ironfield
Lt Col Michael Lynch
GRADE
Lt Col James Hottois
Maj Thomas Barbre
Maj Shane Terpstra
GRADE
Maj Steven DeFord

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
OPERATIONS
Director of Operations
1. MANAGED A STAFF OF 72 AIRMEN TO MANAGE THE AREAS OF
STANDARDIZATION/EVALUATION, COUNTERDRUG OPERATIONS,
EMERGENCY SERVICES, EMERGENCY SERVICES TRAINING, DISASTER
RELIEF, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, COMMUNICSTIONS AND HOMELAND
SECURITY.
Aircraft Coordinator
1. MOVED AIRCRAFT BETWEEN SQUADRONS AS NEEDED IN
ORDER TO MAINTAIN MORE THAN 200 HOURS AVERAGE
AIRCRAFT USAGE
Standardization/Evaluation Officer
1. . HELD THREE EVENTS-AIRCREW TRAINING SCHOOL, ANNUAL
NCPSC AND MOUNTAIN FLYING SCHOOL PLUS COORDINATED
THE STANDARDIZATION/EVALUATION OFFICERS AT THE
GROUP AND SQUADRONS.
CIS Officer
1. PARTICIPATED AS NEEDED HELPING SQUADRON MEMBERS
THROUGH THE DEATH OF THEIR FELLOW SQUADRON MEMBER,
ATTENDED CADET ENCAMPMENT FOR CADET SUPPORT ALONG
WITH THE CHAPLAINS
Homeland Security Officer
1. N/A
Director Counterdrug Operations
1. Most weekends, we had 2-3 aircraft flying border patrol Friday through Sunday for a
total of 4-5 missions per aircraft. Sorties have started to carry border patrol agents

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from time to time to give them a perspective from what we do. They have found it be
very helpful.
Counterdrug Administrative Officer
1.
HELPS WITH COORDINATING BORDER FLIGHT MISSIONS, BY
SCHEDULING AIRCRAFT AND PILOTS. PUTS BREIFING SHEETS
TOGETHER AND WORKS WITH THE CDO TO SCHEDULE CD
MISSION MANAGERS FOR EACH WEEKEND.
Director of Emergency Services
1. COORDINATED THE WING LED EXERCISES FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE AND
DISASTER RELIEF, AND COORDINATES AND OVERSEES WING INCIDENT
COMMANDERS ALONG WITH THE DO.
2. ALONG WITH THE DO, EVALUATES AND APPROVES ALL NEW SECTION CHIEFS
OF VARIOUS SPECIATLIES.
Disaster Relief Officer
1. N/A
ES Training Officer
1. APPROVED THE TRAINING PLANS FOR ALL THE GROUP AND SQUADRON ES
AND DISASTER RELIEF EXERCISES AND OVERSEES THE WMIRS COORDINATOR
FOR FUNDED MISSION APPROVALS.
2. ALSO HELPED DETERMINE AN OBJECTIVE METHOD TO VET AND EVALUATE
PROSPECTIVE SET MEMBERS FOR VARIOUS ES SPECIALITIES.

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AEROSPACE EDUCATION
Director of Aerospace Education
Internal Aerospace Education
External Aerospace Education

Lt Col Roger Dunn
1st Lt Patrick Bitz
Lt Col Thomas Hoekstra

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – JAN 2017
Director of Aerospace Education
1. RAN THE FIVE DAY LONG AE CAMP AT EDWARDS AFB, MADE
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL PRESENTATIONS THROUGHOUT THE STATE
AND RECRUITED TEACHERS FOR OUR AE PROGRAM
2. DEPUTY DIRECTOR-SOUTH IS LTCOL HOEKSTRA. DEPUTY DIRECTORNORTH IS MAJ MARK FRIDELL
Internal Aerospace Education
1.
External Aerospace Education
1.
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

Lt Col George Ishikata
1st Lt Jagger Osseck
Maj Christa Cabrera
GRADE
C/Capt Christian Anglin
GRADE

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Cadet Programs
1. MANAGED A STAFF OF 27 AIRMEN TO IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM FOR
OVER 1500 CADETS
2016-2017 REGION Cadet Advisory Council representatives:
1.
Cadet Conference
1. HAD NEARLY 300 CADETS ATTEND THE THREE DAY EVENT FOR
LOTS OF LEARNING AND FUN IN A RELAXED ATMOSPHERE
Region Cadet Leadership School (RCLS)
1.
Cadet Honor Academy (CHA)
1.

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REGION Cadet Competition or
Wing Cadet Competition
1. CAWG CADETS WON THE REGION COMPETITION
Director of Drug Demand Reduction
1.

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

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Unit Organization Chart

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Unit Command and Staff Listing
(ATTACH COMMAND AND STAFF DOCUMENT HERE)

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APPENDIX III: Director of Logistics – Data and Statistics
LOGISTICS
Director of Logistics
Supply Officer
Transportation Officer
Maintenance Officer

Maj Ivan Mendoza
Capt Dwight Dutton
Capt James Bertz
Capt Gary Cinnamon

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Logistics
1. MANAGED A STAFF OF 14 AIRMEN TO TRACK AND MAINTAIN THE
EQUIPMENT FOR OVER 3,000 MEMBERS
Supply Officer
1.
Transportation Officer
1. CURRENTLY, THE WING HAS AN OVERALL VEHICLE
UTILIZATION OF 128%. I BELIEVE THIS TO BE THE HIGHEST IN
CAP.
2. WE ADDED THREE NEW VEHICLES TO THE FLEET. WE ALSO
LOST THREE VEHICLES; TWO TO END-OF-LIFE AND ONE TO A
MISHAP.
3. WE OBTAINED A TRAILER FROM AZWG FOR USE AS A STEM
TRAILER. IT IS CURRENTLY OUTFITTED WITH FIVE FLIGHT
SIMULATORS.
4. WE RELOCATED A FEW VEHICLES IN ORDER TO IMPROVE
UTILIZATION.
Maintenance Officer
1. ACTIVITIES IN MAINTENANCE FOR 2017 SAW THE INITIAL
UPGRADES TO ADS-B EQUIPMENT FOR BETTER RADAR
ACQUISITION FOR SAFETY. EVENTUALLY THE ENTIRE FLEET IN
CAP WILL HAVE THIS EQUIPMENT.
2. UPGRADES FROM OLDER GX55 GPS TO NEW GTN625 GPS
SYSTEMS.
3. CAMERA MOUNTS FOR AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY MISSIONS ARE
SPREAD ACROSS THE FLEET.
4. A THIRD AIRCRAFT IN GROUP 5 WAS UPGRADED WITH
AIRBORNE PUBLIC ALERTING SYSTEM (APAS) TO BE USED
DURING TSUNAMI WARNINGS AND OTHER OCCASIONS WHEN
PUBLIC AWARENESS OF IMPENDING DANGERS ARE NEEDED.
TESTS ARE DONE IN COOPERATION WITH NOAA AND
CALIFORNIA OES DEPARTMENT.
5. MANY AIRCRAFT HAVE HAD SHEEPSKIN SEAT COVERS
PROVIDED BY NATIONAL INSTALLED, TO COVER WORN
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UPHOLSTERY IN COST SAVING EFFORT AND COMFORT FOR
CREWS.

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APPENDIX IV: Director of Communications – Data and Statistics
COMMUNICATIONS
Director of Communications
Communications Licensing Officer
ORMS Officer
HF Coordination Officer

Maj Chris Suter
Maj William Smidt
Capt Jordan Hayes
Capt Jordan Hayes

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Communications
1. MANAGED A STAFF OF 17 AIRMEN TO PROMOTE AND COORDINATE RADIO
COMMUNICATIONS AT ALL LEVELS THROUGHOUT THE WING. THIS STAFF
CONSISTS OF DC, DEPUTY DC, ASSISTANT DC FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, WITH 3
COMM ENGINEERS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, ASSISTANT DC FOR TECHNOLOGY,
ASSISTANT DC FOR CADET PROGRAMS EQUIPMENT, ASSISTANT DC FOR
ENGINEERING AND 8 GROUP COMM OFFICERS, SUPPORTING THE GROUPS.
1. ENSURED THAT EACH REPEATER WAS VISUALLY INSPECTED AND VERIFIED
BY ONE OF THE COMMUNICATION STAFF.
2. ENSURED AND REPROGRAMMED CAP FM RADIOS AS NEEDED TO ENSURE
COMPLIANCE.
3. WORKING ON REDUCING COSTS OF REPEATER SITES BY INVESTIGATING LESS
EXPENSIVE LOCATIONS AND WORKING ON USING FEDERAL LAND FOR OTHER
SITES.
Communications Licensing Officer
1. DUE TO THE RETIREMENT OF THE LONG STANDING LICENSING
OFFICER, A REPLACEMENT WAS APPOINTED, WHO ALONG WITH
THE EFFORTS OF THE PREVIOUS OFFICER, PROCESSES 18
LICENSE REQUESTS
ORMS Officer
1. A combination of staff members provided assistance to the entire Wing
Communications Staff, in order to validate all issued equipment and
repeaters, within the required ORMS deadline.
HF Coordination Officer
1. THE DEPUTY DC CONTINUED TO REVITALIZE THE HF NETWORK
IN CAWG, INCLUDING A THOROUGH EVALUATION OF CURRENT
HF EQUIPMENT ASSIGNMENTS TO ACHIEVE GREATER
UTILIZATION. CAWG IS ALSO INSTITUTING A WING HF NET,
DUE TO THE DIFFICULT TIMES OF THE NATIONAL NETS, TO TRY
TO IMPROVE PARTICIPATION.
Communications Operations
1. PARTICIPATED IN NOT ONLY ALL OUR MISSIONS BEING HELD
UNDER THE DIRECTION OF WING OPERATIONS BUT ALSO
PARTICIATED IN MAJOR CADET AND AE ACTIVITIES
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Communications Facilities and Equipment
1. Continued to work to replace the Blue Ridge repeater site with Mt. Pinos. It is hoped that
CAWG can finish this project during the 2018 calendar year.
2. Continued to attempt to secure an affordable replacement site for Mt. Umunuhum, in Santa
Clara County
3. Multiple sites were visited and inspected for Inventory and operational readiness.
4. Assistance was provided to National towards the development of a new Code Plug an d
Channel Plan supporting the new Motorola replacement portable and mobile radios.
5. Efforts continue to make sure all available communications assets are deployed where they
are the most useful, eliminating the quantities of equipment formerly in storage.
6. The cadet Programs radio kits were rehabbed and made more useful by providing Pelican
carrying cases and foam inserts.
7. Wing Communications also processed 92 Equipment repair within 24 hours of the request.

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APPENDIX V: Director of Professional Development - Data and Statistics
Professional Development
Director of Professional Development

Lt Col Valerie Hanley

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Professional Development
1. THE PD DIRECTOR APPROVED AND COORDINATED ALL THE CLC, SLS,
AND UCC TRAINING AND COORDINATED WITH CADET PROGRAMS FOR
THE TLC TRAINING

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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

Maj Shawn Steward
Lt Col Denise Van Loo
1st Lt Eric Buesing
Lt Col Gamila Mherian
Lt Col Crystal Housman
Maj Steve Groner
Lt Col Patrick Bergin
Lt Col Robert Harris
Lt Col Charles Wiest
Maj James Breedlove

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Administration
1. THE CHIEF OF STAFF HELPED WITH THE DUTIES OF THE DIRECTOR OF
ADMINISTRATION
Director of Personnel
1. THE CHIEF OF STAFF HELPED WITH THE DUTIES OF THE DIREDTOR OF
PERSONNEL
Director of Recruiting and Retention
1. DID NOT HAVE AN ACTIVE DIRECTOR OF RECRUITING AND RETENTION
OFFICER FOR MOST OF 2017
Director of Plans & Programs
1. CALIFORNIA WING 2017 EDUCATION CONFERENCE HELD 16-19
NOVEMBER 2017 AT THE ONTARIO GATEWAY HOTEL. 256 MEMBERS
ATTENDING, PARTICIPATING IN 65 MEETINGS, WORKSHOPS AND
TRAINING COURSES.
Director of Public Affairs
1. DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF CAWG BEAR
FACTS EDITOR, PRODUCED THREE MAGAZINE ISSUES AND RESPONDED
TO NATIONAL LEVEL INCIDENTS IN COORDINATION WITH NHQ
Director of Information Technology
1. DEVELOPED PHONE APPLICATIONS TO SUPPORT OPERATIONS,
DEVELOPED AND MAINTAINED MICROSOFT 365 EMAIL AND
INFORMATION SHARING
Information Technology Officer
1.
Finance - Financial Statement
1. SEE PDF ATTACHED

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Chaplain
1. WING CHAPLAIN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED THE SIZE OF OUR
CHAPLAIN CORP AND THEIR ACTIVITY LEVEL
Historian
1. SET UP THREE ROOM-SIZED "CAP HERITAGE" DISPLAYS: PACIFIC
REGION CONFERENCE (SPARKS, NV - 26-29 APRIL); NATIONAL LEGAL
OFFICERS COLLEGE (SAN DIEGO, CA - 7-10 JUNE); CALIFORNIA WING
EDUCATION CONFERENCE (ONTARIO - 16-19 NOVEMBER)
2. CONDUCTED ANNUAL GILL ROBB WILSON MEMORIAL CEREMONY AT
FOREST LAWN COVINA HILLS - 29 MAY
3. CONTINUED HISTORY OUT-REACH PROGRAM (BOTH INTERNAL AND
EXTERNAL) WITH CALIFORNIA WING HISTORY & HERITAGE FACEBOOK
PAGE: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/CALIFORNIAWINGHERITAGE/
4. CONTINUTED TO EXPAND CALIFORNIA WING HISTORY & HERITAGE
DIGITAL ARCHIVE: WWW.CAWGCAP.ORG/CAWGHISTORY/
5.
Health Services
1. STAFF'S ENCAMPMENT

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APPENDIX VII: Special Staff Officers – Data and Statistics
Inspector General
Safety
Government Relations
Legal

Lt Col John MacKenzie
Maj Daniel Hoppy
Maj Mark Kempton
Lt Col Daniel Hough

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Inspector General
1. MANAGED A STAFF OF 15 AIRMEN TO ENSURE THAT ALL OUR
SQUADRONS WERE INSPECTED ON TIME AND REINSPECTED
ACCORDING TO REGULATIONS, CONDUCTED AND BROUGHT TO
RESOLUTION THREE INVESTIGATIONS
Safety
1. AS A RESULT OF GOOD COMMUNICATIONS STARTING FROM WING
SAFETY DOWN THROUGH GROUP SAFETY TO THE SQUADRON LEVEL,
THE ANNUAL ORM, SAFETY DOWN DAY AND NONDISCRIMINATION
WAS 100 % COMPLETED APPROXIMATELY ONE MONTH PRIOR TO THE
NATIONAL DEADLINE. AS A RESULT CAWG PLACED FIRST PLACE IN
COMPLETING THIS ANNUAL TASK. (A LITTLE FRIENDLY COMPETITION
AMONG OUR REGION WINGS).
2. AGAIN, WITH GOOD COMMUNICATION AND GREAT COOPERATION
AMONG ALL SQUADRONS AND GROUPS CAWG ACHIEVED 100%
COMPLETION OF THE ANNUAL SAFETY SURVEY APPROXIMATELY ONE
MONTH PRIOR TO THE NATIONAL DEADLINE.
3. HELD A SAFETY TRAINING SESSION AT THE EDUCATION CONFERENCE
IN ONTARIO, AND HAD TERRIFIC ATTENDANCE.
4. PUBLISHED ARTICLE IN THE "BEAR FACTS" ENTITLED "TAKE CARE OF
YOURSELF". DEPUTY SAFETY OFFICER, LT COL ELSIE LAM, PUBLISHED
AN ARTICLE ENTITLED "STAYING IN TUNE WITH SITUATIONAL
AWARENESS (SA) IS HANDY IN SO MANY WAYS” IN SAME ISSUE OF
“BEAR FACTS”.
5. FROM WING SAFETY REMINDING THE SENIOR MEMBERS AND CADETS,
THROUGH THE GROUP SAFETY OFFICERS AND THE SQUADRON SAFETY
OFFICERS, TO MAKE SURE SAFETY BRIEFINGS ARE GIVEN BEFORE
ACTIVITIES, REMINDING EVERYONE OF ANY DANGERS RELATED TO
THAT ACTIVITY, RESULTED IN FEWER BODILY INJURIES AND FIRST AID
MISHAPS THIS YEAR.
6.
Government Relations
1. PARTICIPATED IN 2017 LEGISLATIVE DAY, WHERE WE CONTACTED 23
MEMBERS OF THE CALIFORNIA DELEGATION
2. ASSEMBLYMAN FONG AND STATE SENATOR FULLER VISITED THE 2017
AEROSPACE EDUCATION SUMMER CAMP AT EDWARDS AFB

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3. ADDED ASSEMBLYMAN JAY OBERNOLTE TO THE CALIFORNIA WING
LEGISLATIVE SQUADRON
Legal
1. Our team of 19 California Wing Legal Officers handled numerous contract reviews,
including leases, banquet facility contracts, any expenditure needing a signature from
National on behalf of CAP.
2. Our attorneys handled a number of Termination actions (2B) advising Commanders
on the process and representing CAP at the hearing.
3. We advised Wing and local Commanders regarding problems dealing with Cadets
and their activities, including claims of harassment and improper relationships with
Cadets.
4. A California Wing Legal Officer is assigned to ever Group in California and most of
these are backed up with an assistant. They are the first point of contact for any
concern by members of that Group.
5. With a few exceptions almost the entire team of California Wing Legal Officers
attended NLOC held in San Diego in 2017.
6. All in all, our California Wing Legal Officers provided excellent Legal
representation to CAP, their client in 2017.
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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 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
Charles Wiest, Lt Col, CAP
California Department of the Historian

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