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

1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017

HISTORY
of
Florida Wing
CIVIL AIR PATROL
AUXILIARY OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

Prepared by
Lt Col Steven Schultz, CAP
Florida Wing Historian

Reviewed by
Col Luis Garcia, CAP
Florida Wing Commander

COMMANDER’S APPROVAL LETTER

FROM THE DESK OF THE WING COMMANDER

Preserving our organizational history is important not only to maintain a record of
events, but also to serve as a learning tool for the future. Reviewing our history allows
us to learn lessons for the continued success of the organization.
2017 proved challenging for Florida Wing due to Hurricane Irma in August. As always,
members of Florida Wing rose to the challenge, coming to the aid of Floridians
recovering from the major impact of Irma across the state. I salute all members of
Florida Wing, cadets and seniors, for your dedication and service to our communities, to
our state, and to our nation.
Florida Wing also achieved another milestone with the Wing Change of Command at
the Wing Conference in April. I also thank Col Henry Irizarry for his leadership as Wing
Commander during the last three years.
It is my honor to serve at the Florida Wing Commander and hereby present the 2017
Florida Wing Historical Narrative.

Colonel Luis Garcia, CAP
Florida Wing Commander

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE

2

COMMANDER’S APPROVAL LETTER

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION OF WING COMMAND STAFF

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NARRATIVE
CHAPTER I: DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Search and Rescue

7

Disaster Relief

7

Homeland Security

7

Counterdrug

7

CHAPTER II: DIRECTOR OF AEROSPACE EDUCATION
Internal Aerospace Education

8

External Aerospace Education

8

CHAPTER III: DIRECTOR OF CADET PROGRAMS
Cadet Programs

9

Cadet Activities

9

Drug Demand Reduction

9

APPENDIX I: Chapters I-III – Data and Statistics
Operations

10

Aerospace Education

12

Cadet Programs

13

APPENDIX II: Wing Staff – Data and Statistics
Wing Map

14

Wing Staff

15

Groups and Squadrons

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APPENDIX III: Director of Logistics – Data and Statistics
Supply

22

Transportation

22

Maintenance

22
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APPENDIX IV: Director of Communications – Data and Statistics
Communications Operations

23

Communications Facilities and Equipment

23

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

24

APPENDIX VI: Staff Officers – Data and Statistics
Administration

25

Personnel

26

Recruiting and Retention

26

Public Affairs

28

Information Technology

32

Finance – Financial Statement

32

Chaplain

32

Historian

33

Health Services

33

APPENDIX VII: Special Staff Officers – Data and Statistics
Inspector General

34

Safety

34

Government Relations

35

Legal

35

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INTROCUCTION OF WING COMMAND STAFF & BRIEF UNIT NARRATIVE
The Florida Wing Staff as of 31 December 2017:
Wing Commander
Vice Commander
Chief of Staff
Command NCO
A1 DCS Manpower & Personnel
A3 DCS Operations
A5 DCS Programs
A6 DCS Information & Communications

Col Luis Garcia, CAP
Lt Col Rafael Salort, CAP
Maj Sam Chiodo, CAP
SMSgt Scott Jung, CAP
Lt Col Ralph Kugel, CAP
Lt Col George Schaefer, CAP
Lt Col John Clark, CAP
Lt Col Enrique Mertins, CAP

The Florida Wing of Civil Air Patrol consists of 6 groups and 72 squadrons with over 3,000
cadet and senior members. This makes Florida Wing among the largest wings in Civil Air
Patrol. Florida Wing is highly active across all three missions of Civil Air Patrol: Emergency
Services, Aerospace Education, and the Cadet Program.

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SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF MAJOR ACTIVITIES
Chapter I: OPERATIONS
Search and Rescue
During 2017, Florida Wing completed 80 AFRCC-assigned search and rescue missions. Of
these missions, 52 resulted in “find” credit. Florida Wing also completed 42 Air Force Training
and Evaluation missions.
Florida Wing Operations held its annual Florida Emergency Services Academy (FLESA) in
December 2017 at the Avon Park Air Force Range. The 2017 FLESA offered three training
tracks: air, ground team, and mission base. Students and instructors from around the Wing
attended this training event. FLESA continues to grow every year.
Disaster Relief
In August 2017, Hurricane Irma struck Florida, traveling up the peninsula and causing extensive
damage throughout the state. In response to this disaster, Florida Wing responded with two Air
Force approved FEMA missions, 17-1-5733 and 17-1-5733A. These two missions generated
142 air sorties and 37 ground sorties.
Homeland Security
During 2017, Florida Wing completed 28 Homeland Security missions.
Counterdrug
Florida Wing did not record any counterdrug missions for 2017.

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Chapter II: AEROSPACE EDUCATION
Internal Aerospace Education
Florida Wing continues to be a leader among all wings in CAP. In addition to the many AE
activities conducted on the squadron and group level, the wing organized and either directed or
participated in several important activities in 2017.
The wing-wide Air Force Space and Missile Museum volunteer program continues to involve
Florida Wing members who represent both the U.S. Air Force and CAP on public tours at Cape
Canaveral AFS. CAP members volunteered 74 person-days in 2017, which resulted in over 220
hours of participation.
The Wing continues to support the CAP National AEO School by providing classroom
instruction and conducting workshops and field demonstrations to educate participants in the
CAP Model Rocketry and Advanced Rocketry programs.
The Wing has supported the Air Force Space Command Familiarization Course, a premier CAP
National Cadet Special Activity, since its inception in 1996. Wing members have supported the
event in various capacities over the years, and the DAE served as the Activity Director in 2017.
The activity has garnered the attention and support of the National Staff through in-person visits,
which has resulted in favorable reporting at the National-level. Florida Wing also provides
critical logistical and transportation support.
The Spaceflight Orientation Course completed its fourth consecutive year in 2017. The 3 ½ day
course provides AEOs, AEMs, and commanders with a broad overview of space exploration and
spaceflight operations which then becomes a valuable AE resource at the unit level. The course
has also added the NASA Lunar Certification for all participants whereby they may request (for
temporary loan) actual lunar samples collected during the Apollo missions, for evaluation at their
units. While the course is sponsored and conducted by Florida Wing, it has attracted participants
from other areas within Southeast Region as well as other eastern and central states.
External Aerospace Education
Florida Wing External AE is accomplished through numerous activities, more notably through
the daily educational forums held during the annual EAA Sun-N-Fun at Lakeland Linder Airport.
No doubt, as a result of all these activities, Florida Wing was again recognized by receiving the
Southeast Region Aerospace Education Mission Award at the 2017 CAP National Conference.

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Chapter III: CADET PROGRAMS
Cadet Programs
As one of the largest wings in Civil Air Patrol, Florida Wing maintains a very active cadet
program. In 2017, C/Col Viviana L. Angelini of the Clearwater Composite Squadron earned the
General Carl A. Spaatz Award. Florida Wing also had 41 teams who competed in the Air Force
Association Cyber Patriot Competition.
Cadet Activities
During 2017, Cadet Programs offered six Wing-level cadet activities. 162 cadet students
completed the Winter Encampment, supported by 85 cadet staff members and 35 senior staff
members. 15 Wings were represented at this Encampment
The 2017 Summer Encampment at Camp Blanding near Starke, Florida, hosted 151 cadet
students, 22 Advanced Training Squadron students, with 70 cadet staff members and 34 senior
staff members. Four Wings were represented at Summer Encampment.
In January 2017, 115 cadets participated in the Florida Wing Special Actives Selection Boards.
Florida Wing Cadet Programs annual holds a spring and fall Leadership Academy. In April
2017, 82 cadets attended the spring Florida Leadership Academy. In October 2017, 89 cadets
attended the fall Florida Leadership Academy.
Florida Wing Cadet Programs also normally annually holds an Ultimate Cadet Challenge (UCC)
in the fall. However, due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on the state, the 2017 was rescheduled
to early 2018.
Finally, 48 cadets participated in Florida Wing’s annual Color Guard Academy in August 2017.
Drug Demand Reduction
Florida Wing Cadet Programs strives to integrate a DDR message into all its cadet activities.

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APPENDIX I: Chapters I-III – Data and Statistics
OPERATIONS
Director of Operations
Wing Maintenance Officer
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 George Schaefer
Lt Col Larry Fernald
Lt Col Russell Reichmann
1st Lt James Bendickson
Lt Col Enrique Hernandez
Lt Col Wesley Borner
Lt Col Wesley Borner
Lt Col Wilard Garman
Lt Col Enrique Hernandez
Maj David Armbrust

COMPLTED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
OPERATIONS
Director of Operations
1. Breakdown of 2017 Missions:
A1: 80
A5: 42
A6: 6
A8: 24
A17: 2
A18: 28
A99: 6
B5: 1
B10: 2
C14: 35
C19: 2
C21: 1 (17-C-4615 Sun n Fun, 10 air sorties & 20 ground sorties)
C99: 3
Aircraft Coordinator
1. All aircraft inspections and maintenance activities completed for 2017.
Standardization/Evaluation Officer
1. 2017 Check Pilot school held at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.
CIS Officer
1. Nothing to report.
Homeland Security Officer
1. 28 Homeland Security missions completed during 2017.

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Director Counterdrug Operations
1. No Counterdrug missions recorded in 2017.
Counterdrug Administrative Officer
1. Nothing to report.
Director of Emergency Services
1. 80 AFRCC-assigned missions completed in 2017.
2. 42 Air Force Training & Evaluation missions completed in 2017.
Disaster Relief Officer
1. Two Air Force approved FEMA missions completed in 2017 in support of
Hurricane Irma recovery efforts:
a. Mission 17-1-5733 Hurricane Irma: 31 air sorties, 22 ground sorties
b. Mission 17-1-5733A Hurricane Irma: 111 air sorties, 15 ground sorties
ES Training Officer
1. Annual Florida Emergency Services Academy held in December 2017.

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

Lt Col Gary Dahlke
Capt Art Stoutenburg
Lt Col Richard Ortega

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Aerospace Education
1. Florida Wing continues to be a leader among all wings in CAP. In addition to the
many AE activities conducted on the squadron and group level, the wing organized and
either directed or participated in several important activities in 2017.
Internal Aerospace Education
1. Florida Wing sponsored and/or supported the following AE activities in 2017:
a. Air Force Space and Missile Museum volunteer program.
b. CAP National AEO School held in Florida.
c. FLWG AE support to the Air Force Space Command Familiarization
Course.
d. Fourth annual Spaceflight Orientation Course for AEOs, AEMs, and
commanders.
2. No doubt, as a result of all these activities, Florida Wing was again recognized by
receiving the Southeast Region Aerospace Education Mission Award at the 2017 CAP
National Conference
External Aerospace Education
1. Florida Wing External AE is accomplished through numerous activities, more
notably through the daily educational forums held during the annual EAA Sun-NFun at Lakeland Linder Airport.

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CADET PROGRAMS
Director of Cadet Programs
Cadet Programs Development
Florida Leadership Academy Director
Cadet Honor Society Administrator
Cadet Advisory Council Chair
Director of Drug Demand Reduction

Maj Iris Molgora
Capt Sean Andino
Lt Col Cory Hewitt
Maj Yvonne Rodriguez
C/Lt Col Alyxandra Swanson
Maj Alex Rodriguez

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Cadet Programs
1. The following Wing cadet activities were completed in 2017:
a. 41 Florida teams competed in the AFA Cyber Patriot Competition.
b. The Wing held the Summer 2017 and Winter 2017 Encampments at Camp
Blanding.
c. The Florida Wing Special Activates Selection Board met in January.
d. The Wing Color Guard Academy was held in August 2017.
2. The 2017 Ultimate Cadet Challenge was postponed until early 2018 due to the impact
of Hurricane Irma on Florida.
2017 Wing Cadet Advisory Council representatives:
1. No report submitted.
Cadet Conference
1. The 2017 Cadet Conference was held in conjunction with the Wing Conference
in April.
Florida Leadership Academy
1. Cadet programs held two Florida Leadership Academies in 2017, one in April
and the other in October.
Cadet Honor Society
1. Thirteen cadets were inducted into the Florida Wing Cadet Honor Society
during 2017.
Florida Wing Cadet Competition
1. No report submitted.
Director of Drug Demand Reduction
1. No report submitted.
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APPENDIX II: Unit Staff – Data and Statistics
Florida Wing Map

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Florida Wing Headquarters Staff as of 31 December 2017
Commander
Vice Commander
Interim Chief of Staff
Command
Chaplain
Director of Finance
Government Relations Advisor
Health Services Officer
Inspector General
Asst Inspector General
Asst Inspector General
Asst Inspector General
Asst Inspector General
Asst Inspector General
Asst Inspector General
Legal Officer
Asst Legal Officer
Director of Safety
Asst Director of Safety

Col Luis Garcia
Lt Col Rafael Salort
Lt Col Rafael Salort
SMSgt Scott Jung
Ch Maj Eric Cooter
Lt Col David Auerbach
Col Henry Irizarry
Capt Michael Mu
Lt Col Joanne Carbana
Maj Robert Corriveau (ady)
Lt Col Adrian Cuarta (ady)
Lt Col David A Howard
Maj Robert Hughes (ady)
Lt Col Charles E Lynch
Lt Col Vincent L Murray II
Lt Col Michael Godwin
Maj Wayne Henderson (ady)
Lt Col Lou Nuñez
Lt Col Obie S Young

A1 DCS – Manpower & Personnel
Lt Col Ralph Kugel
Director of Administration
Lt Col Collin Andrew David
Historian
Col Joe Martin
Director of Personnel
Capt Art Stoutenburg
Director of Recruiting & Retention
Maj Michele-Juanita Ricketts
Director of Operations
Lt Col George Schaefer
Aircraft Equipment Officer
Lt Col Robert Cochran
Director Standardization/Evaluation
Lt Col Russell R Reichmann
Asst Stan/Eval Officer
Maj David Randa (Ady)
COE Glider Operations Officer
Capt Lora Lewis
Wing Maintenance Officer
Lt Col Laurance Fernald
Asst Maintenance Officer
Capt Mark Strobridge
CAMS Aircraft Maintenance Officer-N
Capt James M Davis (ady)
CAMS Maintenance Officer-C
Lt Col Larry N Fernald
Asst CAMS Maintenance Officer-S
Capt William D Hicks (ady)
Chief Flight Release Officer
Capt Benjamin J Moore (ady)
Flight Training Officer
Maj Richard F Davis
Director of Operations Support
1st Lt Todd Wean
Emergency Services Administrative Officer Lt Col Willard F Garman
Operations Qualification Officer
Capt Peter Leet
Mission Administration Officer
Lt Col Willard F Garman
Counter Drug/Homeland Security Officer Lt Col Enrique Hernandez
Counter Drug Officer
Lt Col Wesley Borner
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Asst Counterdrug Officer
Mission Training Officer
EOC Representative
Asst SAR/DR Officer
Asst SAR/DR Officer
CISM Officer
Director of Operations Support
Plans & Program Officer
Director of Logistics
Asst. Transportation Officer
Maintenance Management Officer

Lt Col Wesley F Borner
Maj David M Armbrust
Vacant
Vacant
Lt Col Bruce P Smith
1st Lt James E Bendickson (ady)
1st Lt Todd Wean
Lt Col Eric Haertel
Lt Col Jim Spieth
Capt Nancy L Spieth (ady)
Vacant

A5 DCS – Programs
Lt Col John Clark
Director of Professional Development
Lt Col Adrian Cuarta
Asst Director of Professional Development Lt Col Joyce Nader
Director of Cadet Programs
Major Iris Molgora
Cadet Advisory Council
C/Capt Daniel Linares (Ady)
Cadet Advisory Council Chair
C/Lt Col Alyxandra Swanson (Ady)
Asst Cadet Programs Development Officer Capt Sean C Andino
Online Content Manager
1Lt Michael Simon
Systems Development Officer
1Lt Michael Simon
Asst Director of Cadet Programs
Lt Col Pedro Santiago
Drug Demand Reduction Officer
Major Alex Rodriguez
Asst Drug Demand Reduction Officer
C/Col Iriolexis Encalada
Asst National Cadet Special Activities
1st Lt Michael Simon
Training Program Manager
Vacant
Cadet Honor Society Administrator
Maj Yvonne Rodriguez (ady)
Cadet Special Activity Project Officer
1Lt Gail Arnold (Ady)
Cadet Program Action Officer
1stLt Kati Lichi
Cadet Program Action Officer
Capt Robert Ward
Director of Aerospace Education
Lt Col Gary Dahlke
Aerospace Education Officer
Capt Art Stoutenburg
External Aerospace Officer
Lt.Col. Richard Ortega
A6 DCS – Information & Communications Lt Col Enrique Mertins Jr
Director of Communications
1st Lt Jim Broadwell
Comm. Engineering & Programming Officer Lt Col Bruce McConnell
Comm. Engineering & Repeater Officer
Lt Col Guy M Rasmussen
Comm. Engineering Officer
Maj William D Rice
Comm. Engineering & Training Officer
Lt Col John Mayfield
Comm. Engineering & Repeater Officer
Capt Steven J Makky Sr (ady)
Comm. Licensing Officer
Lt Col Robert E Masiker
Comm. Net Manager
C/CMSgt Steven J Makky Jr
Director of Information Technologies
1st Lt Paul Jilbert
Asst. Director of Information Technologies Maj Joe Tomasone
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Cyber Programs Officer
Assistant Cyber Program Officer
Director of Public Affairs
Social Media Administrator
Online News Editor

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Maj Charlene Garcia
2nd Lt Gisela Villasenor (ady)
Capt Sybrian Castleman
Capt Sybrian Castleman
Col Joseph J. Martin

Florida Wing Groups and Squadrons as of 31 December 2017
Headquarters Group 1 (SER-FL-434)
Commander: Lt Col Eric Haertel
Capt Collins H. Haines Composite Squadron (SER-FL-460)
Commander: Lt Col Douglas Kelley
Eglin Composite Squadron (SER-FL-423)
Commander: Lt Col Eric Duron
Emerald Coast Senior Squadron (SER-FL-424)
Commander: Lt Col Ramon DeJesus
Marianna Composite Squadron (SER-FL-444)
Commander: 1st Lt Rebecca Prescott
Pensacola Composite Squadron (SER-FL-425)
Commander: Capt M. Mia Ottesen
Tallahassee Composite Squadron (SER-FL-432)
Commander: Capt Kenneth Jacobs
Tyndall-Panama Composite Squadron (SER-FL-435)
Commander: Maj John Sanderson
Headquarters Group 2 (SER-FL-025)
Commander: Maj Gary Stainaker
463d Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-463)
Commander: Lt Col Carolyn Fresneda
Cecil Field Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-169)
Commander: Capt David Cross
Central Florida Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-259)
Commander: Maj Christina English
Apopka Composite Squadron (SER-FL143)
Commander: Capt Carl Reda
Fernandina Senior Squadron (SER-FL-323)
Commander: 1st Lt Bradley Mizeras
Fruit Cove Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-171)
Commander: Capt Al Uy
Gainesville Composite Squadron (SER-FL-142)
Commander: Capt Lawrence Oshins
Indian River Composite Squadron (SER-FL-457)
Commander: Maj Michael Harrison
Jacksonville Composite Squadron (SER-FL-383)
Commander: Lt Col John Morrison
Lake Composite Squadron (SER-FL-021)
Commander: Lt Col Larry Rogers
Marion County Composite Squadron (SER-FL-361)
Commander: Maj Ronald Kielty
Merritt Island Senior Squadron (SER-FL-122)
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Commander: Capt John Wilson
North Marion Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-826)
Commander: Capt Scott Spangler
Olympia Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-465)
Commander: Capt Brian Collins
Orlando Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-242)
Commander: Maj Victor Rodriguez
Ormond Beach Composite Squadron (SER-FL-049)
Commander: Maj Steven Lichliter
Patrick Composite Squadron (SER-FL-293)
Commander: Maj Martin Percifield
Saint Augustine Composite Squadron (SER-FL-173)
Commander: Maj Aubrey Melton
Seminole Composite Squadron (SER-FL-116)
Commander: Capt Richard Ross
South Brevard Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-123)
Commander: 2nd Lt Mitchell Roy
Space Coast Composite Squadron (SER-FL-125)
Commander: Lt Col Jesus Tirado
Ti-Co Composite Squadron (SER-FL-267)
Commander: Lt Col Albert Therriault
Headquarters Group 3 (SER-FL-032)
Commander: Lt Col Paul Rowen
Citrus County Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-315)
Commander: 1st Lt Shannon Straubel
Clearwater Composite Squadron (SER-FL 447)
Commander: 1st Lt Christopher Krier
Gen Chuck Yeager Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-237)
Commander: Capt Michael Cox
Hernando County Composite Squadron (SER-FL-301)
Commander: Maj John Broan
Hillsborough One Senior Squadron (SER-FL-310)
Commander: 1st Lt Pete Reehling
Lakeland Composite Squadron (SER-FL-466)
Commander: Lt Col Steven Schultz
Oakhurst Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-084)
Commander: Maj Werner Sonderegger
MacDill Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-089)
Commander: 1st Lt Barbara Burke
North Tampa-Lutz Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-243)
Commander: 1st Lt Sean Fox
Pinellas Senior Squadron (SER-FL-182)
Commander: 1st Lt Ronald Klemm
Polk County Composite Squadron (SER-FL-274)
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Commander: Maj Anthony Pitman
St Petersburg Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-066)
Commander: Capt Ronalee Klase
Wesley Chapel Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-458)
Commander: Capt Daia Jung
Zephyr Airport Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-459)
Commander: 1st Lt Eddy Mower
Headquarters Group 5 (SER-FL-370)
Commander: Lt Col Milton Kaletta
Charlotte County Composite Squadron (SER-FL-051)
Commander: Maj Gerald Lewis
Lee County Schools Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-816)
Commander: Lt Col James Spieth
Marco Island Senior Squadron (SER-FL-376)
Commander: Maj Robert Corriveau
Naples Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-373)
Commander: Maj Kevin Dinger
Naples Senior Squadron (SER-FL-023)
Commander: 1st Lt Thomas DiBernardo
SRQ Composite Squadron (SER-FL-044)
Commander: Capt Peter Keckband
Student Leadership Academy Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-804)
Commander: Capt Madeline Kirsten
Venice Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-335)
Commander: Lt Col Thomas Trammell
Headquarters Group 6 (SER-FL-249)
Commander: Lt Col Jaime Lichi
Boca Raton Composite Squadron (SER-FL-372)
Commander: Lt Col Michael Harding
Cooper City Composite Squadron (SER-FL-011)
Commander: Capt Susan Barnett
Coral Springs Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-016)
Commander: Capt Luz Levin
Crystal Lake MS Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-811)
Commander: Capt Traci Cohen
Fort Lauderdale Composite Squadron (SER-FL-337)
Commander: Capt John Franco
Lantana Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-054)
Commander: Maj Donald Scantlan
North Palm Beach County Composite Squadron (SER-FL-152)
Commander: Lt Col David Howard
Pines-Miramar Composite Squadron (SER-FL-286)
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Commander: 1st Lt Jeffrey Awve
Stuart Composite Squadron (SER-FL-024)
Commander: 1st Lt Earl Webb
Treasure Coast Composite Squadron (SER-FL-078)
Commander: Capt Craig Ortman
Gold Coast Senior Flight Squadron (SER-FL-606)
Commander: Lt Col Daniel Brown
Miramar High School Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-803)
Commander: Capt James Martin
Headquarters Group 7 (SER-FL-010)
Commander: Lt Col Luis Negron
Key West Composite Squadron (SER-FL-462)
Commander: 1st Lt Mary Simmons
Homestead Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-279)
Commander: Capt Nevonna Davis
Miami Enterprise Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-090)
Commander: 1st Lt Josh Wolinsky
Miami Senior One Squadron (SER-FL-076)
Commander: Capt Andrew Allocco
Miami Springs Optimist Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-319)
Commander: Maj Alejandro Garcia
Opa Locka Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-464)
Commander: 1st Lt Miguel de la Fuenta
Tamiami Composite Squadron (SER-FL-355)
Commander: Capt Deborah Fisher

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APPENDIX III: Director of Logistics – Data and Statistics
LOGISTICS
1st Lt Bill Leszcynski
Capt Nancy Spieth
Vacant

Director of Logistics
Transportation Officer
Maintenance Officer

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Logistics
1. Lt Col Jim Spieth stepped down as FLWG A4 Director of Logistics after seven years
of service. 1st Lt Bill Leszcynski assumed these duties. Lt Lesczynski deployed to Puerto
Rico for over one week in support of Hurricane Irma recovery operations.
Supply Officer
1. No significant items to report.
Transportation Officer
1. Van 08530 was delivered to FLWG in December 2017. It was processed and
issued to a unit in January 2018. Van 08467 was retired during 2017.
Maintenance Officer
1. During 2017, a total of 166,634 miles were recorded on 33 vehicles.

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APPENDIX IV: Director of Communications – Data and Statistics
COMMUNICATIONS
Director of Communications
Communications Licensing Officer
Communications & Engineering Officer

1st Lt Jim Broadwell
Lt Col Robert Masiker
Maj William Rice

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Communications
1. The annual Wing communications meeting was held at the Wing Conference in April.
Communications Licensing Officer
1. No report submitted
ORMS Officer
1. No report submitted
HF Coordination Officer
1. No report submitted
Communications Operations
1. Annual communications meeting held at Wing Conference in April 2017.
Communications Facilities and Equipment
1. No report submitted

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

Lt Col Adrian Cuarta

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Professional Development
1. The following professional development courses were completed in 2017:
a. SLS- 69 students - 6 courses
b. CLC- 60 students - 5 courses
c. UCC- 30 students - 1 course
d. TOTAL 159 students - 12 courses
2. 2017 FLWG PD Awards:
a. LV1 - 59
b. LV2 - 191
c. LV3 - 32
d. LV4 - 6
e. LV5 – 10

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APPENDIX VI: Staff Officers – Data and Statistics
Director of Administration
Director of Personnel
Director of Recruiting and Retention
Director of Public Affairs
Director of Information Technology
Finance – Financial Statement
Chaplain
Historian
Health Service

Lt Col Collin David
Capt Art Stoutenburg
Maj Michele-Juanita Ricketts
Capt Sybrian Castleman
1st Lt Paul Jilbert
Lt Col David Auerbach
Ch. Maj Eric Cooter
Col Joseph Martin
Capt Michael Wu

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Administration
1. The following actions were completed in 2017:
1 JANUARY: FLWGP 200-2, UPDATED.
6 FEBRUARY: OI 17-01, APPROVED.
5 APRIL: PA 17-001, ISSUED.
9 APRIL: PA 17-002, ISSUED.
14 APRIL: CAPR 66-1 S-1, RECERTIFIED.
30 APRIL: PA 17-004, ISSUED.
30 APRIL: PA 17-005, ISSUED (SUPERSEDES PA 17-002).
1 MAY: PA 17-003, ISSUED (SUPERSEDES PA 17-001).
3 MAY: OI 09-01, RESCINDED.
3 MAY: OI 14-05, RESCINDED.
3 MAY: CAPR 36-1 S-1, RESCINDED.
3 MAY: CAPR 174-1 S-1, RESCINDED.
11 MAY: CAPR 60-1 S-1, RECERTIFIED.
11 MAY: PA 17-006, ISSUED.
27 MAY: PA 17-007, ISSUED.
27 MAY: PA 17-008, ISSUED.
16 JUNE: PA 17-009, ISSUED.
26 JUNE: PA 17-010, ISSUED.
27 JULY: CAPR 35-1 S-1, RESCINDED.
27 JULY: CAPR 123-3 S-1, RESCINDED.
29 JULY: PA 17-011, ISSUED.
31 JULY: PA 17-012, ISSUED (SUPERSEDES PA 17-007).
20 AUGUST: PA 17-013, ISSUED (SUPERSEDES PA 17-012).
21 AUGUST: OI 09-01, RESCINDED.
21 AUGUST: OI 14-05, RESCINDED.
21 AUGUST: CAPR 36-1 S-1, RESCINDED.
21 AUGUST: CAPR 174-1 S-1, RESCINDED.
1 SEPTEMBER: PA 17-014, ISSUED (SUPERSEDES PA 17-013).
1 SEPTEMBER: PA 13-002, RESCINDED.
1 SEPTEMBER: PA 13-003, RESCINDED.
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1 SEPTEMBER: PA 14-011, REMOVED (OBSOLETE).
1 SEPTEMBER: PA 14-013, REMOVED (OBSOLETE).
1 SEPTEMBER: PA 14-014, REMOVED (OBSOLETE).
1 SEPTEMBER: PA 14-015, REMOVED (OBSOLETE).
1 SEPTEMBER: PA 14-016, REMOVED (OBSOLETE).
1 SEPTEMBER: PA 14-027, REMOVED (OBSOLETE).
1 SEPTEMBER: PA 14-028, REMOVED (OBSOLETE).
1 SEPTEMBER: PA 15-001, REMOVED (OBSOLETE).
1 SEPTEMBER: PA 15-003, REMOVED (OBSOLETE).
23 SEPTEMBER: PA 17-016, ISSUED.
6 OCTOBER: PA 17-015, ISSUED.
16 OCTOBER: CAPR 173-1 S-1, APPROVED (SUPERSEDES FLWGP 200-2).
16 OCTOBER: FLWGF 200, RECERTIFIED.
16 OCTOBER: FLWGF 201, RECERTIFIED.
16 OCTOBER: FLWGF 202, RECERTIFIED.
16 OCTOBER: FLWGF 203, RECERTIFIED.
16 OCTOBER: FLWGF 204, RECERTIFIED.
16 NOVEMBER: PA 17-017, ISSUED (SUPERSEDES PA 14-029).
16 NOVEMBER: PA 17-018, ISSUED.
16 NOVEMBER: PA 17-019, ISSUED.
Director of Personnel
1. The following PAs were issued in 2017:
PA 17-017, TEST ADMINISTRATOR SPAATZ AWARD EXAM
15 NOV 2017 CURRENT
PA 17-016, WINTER ENCAMPMENT COMMANDER
23 SEP0T 2017
PA 17-006, FLORIDA WING UNIT CITATION
11 MAY 2017
PA 17-009, CHAPLAIN CORPS
16 JUNE 2017
PA 17-011, FLORIDA WING COMMANDERS ADVISORY GROUP
29 JULY 2017
PA 17-010, SIGNATURE STAMP AUTHORIZATION
26 JUN 2017
PA 17-008, SUCCESSION OFCOMMAND
27 MAY017
PA 17-005, FLORIDA WING AWARDS BOARD
30 APRIL 2017
PA 17-004, FLORIDA WING PROMOTION BOARD
Director of Recruiting and Retention
1. Director Major Michele-Juanita Ricketts was assigned Director of Recruiting and
Retention 31 Aug 2015. Major Ricketts has been to various activities throughout the
Wing to promote Civil Air Patrol and increase membership. Major Ricketts was given
the Region Commander Commendation Award on April 7, 2017 for all her hard work.
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Major Ricketts makes phone calls to interesting prospects who inquire about Civil Air
Patrol online every month.
2. The four largest recruiting events for Florida Wing in 2017 were:
a. AIRFEST
March 18-20
MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL
Event OIC: Capt Joe Mora
AIRFEST brings about 20,000 people to MacDill Air Force Base. A recruiting
booth was put up in Hanger 3. Major Ricketts along with cadets manned the
booth and talked to the public about Civil Air Patrol.
b. Sun N Fun
April 1-10
Lakeland Linder Airport, Lakeland, FL
Event Commander: Major Bill Hansen
Sun N Fun had its 43rd Annual International Fly-In Expo. It is the 2nd Largest Air
Show in the World. During this event it had over 200,000 people attend. Civil
Air Patrol had a booth set on the Flight Line and a booth set up in the Kids Expo
Area. The Kids’ Expo area was a great place to set up. Major Ricketts’ staff
talked to over 10,000 kids and parents. The kids Expo was geared towards middle
school through high school age kids.
c. Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA) Convention
May 25-28
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, FL
Event OIC: Major Christiania English
The FPEA Convention has over 20,00 homeschoolers attend. A recruiting booth
was put up and manned by Major Ricketts and staff. The cadets went out and
talked to home schooled kids by passing out brochures and answering the kids’
questions. The Senior Staff talked to the home schoolers parents and made them
aware that Civil Air Patrol activities can be included in their home school
curriculum. We also included the Drug Demand Reduction Drunk Googles into
our recruiting booth. The home school kids got to see what it’s like to be
intoxicated, and how it slows down your motor skills.
d. Back to School Recruiting Booths at Open House
Aug 9
All of Florida
Event OIC: Squadron Commanders
Back to school recruiting event is performed throughout schools at various
squadrons. Squadrons throughout Florida set up their own booths at their school
open house. Director Ricketts provides recruiting materials or help as needed
when requested.

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Director of Public Affairs
1. 2017 Director of Public Affairs: Lt Col Joyce Nader (Jan – Apr); Capt Sybrian
Castleman (May – Dec).
2. List of 2017 PA activities:
FLWG Cadet Competition and Selection Boards
Elks Youth Ranch
Feb 3 – 5
PA Staff: Maj Steve Lampasona and Capt Sybrian Castleman
Published: FLWG social media
FLWG Check Pilot School
Feb 11 -12
Lakeland Linder Airport
There were 34 student attendees plus support staff reviewing flight operations
standards and safety procedures.
PA Staff: Maj Steve Lampasona and Capt Sybrian Castleman
Published: NHQ social media; FLWG social media
Sun n Fun
Mar 31 – Apr 10
Lakeland Linder Airport, Lakeland, FL
Event Commander: Maj Bill Hansen
Commandant: Maj Christina English
Air Ops: Maj Trisha King
PA OIC: 1 Lt Sybrian Castleman
PA Team: Maj Steve Lampasona (photography)
Published: NHQ CAPnews, FLWG social media, WingSpan, SER Online News
https://www.cap.news/sun-n--fun-soars-with-help-from-152-cap-members/
FLWG Conference
Pre-Conference Courses - Thurs Apr 27 - Fri Apr 28
Conference and Banquet: Sat Apr 29
Rosen Center Hotel, Orlando, FL
Event OIC: Maj Christina English
PA OIC: Capt Sybrian Castleman
Event and portrait photographer: Maj Steve Lampasona
2 PA Sessions presented Sat Apr 29 by Capt Sybrian Castleman and Lt Col Jeff
Carlson
Published: FLWG social media, WingSpan, SER Online News
Florida Parent Educators Association Convention
Orlando, FL
May 25 – 27
PA: Capt Sybrian Castleman, Maj Christina English
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Published: FLWG Social Media
Summer Encampment
21 June - 1 July
Camp Blanding JTC, Starke, FL
Encampment Commander: Lt Col Luis Negron
PA OIC: Capt Sybrian Castleman
PA Team (SM): Maj Steve Lampasona, Maj Keith Barry
Cadet PA OIC: C/2Lt David Lyon
Cadet PA Team: C/CMSgt Christian Pierre-Louis, C/CMSgt Lily Greever,
C/CMSgt Aydan Hanthorn, C/MSgt Delray Ramirez, C/TSgt Mary Terese
Bendon (alt from Logistics), C/TSgt Andromada Hartman (alt from Logistics)
Published: Daily Encampment Newsletters (sample attached); daily videos,
encampment video (not published/for internal use at banquet) and posts on social
media
Tuskagee Airman Convention
Orlando, FL
Aug 4 – 7
No PAO assigned; photos provided by Maj Christina English for FLWG social
media
CAP-USAF Operations Evaluation
Aug 4 – 6
PIO OIC: Capt Sybrian Castleman
PIO Team: Lt Col Bill Weiler, Lt Col Jeff Carlson, Maj Yvonne Rodriquez
Published: Social Media, SER Online News
Public Information was one of two graded areas which received “outstanding”
rating
http://news.sercap.us/view_ser.asp?ID=3026

FLWG Color Guard Academy
Elks Youth Ranch
Aug 18 – 20
No assigned PAO: Photos provided by Capt Castleman, FLWG PA
Published: Social Media
Civil Air Patrol Leave Act
Press releases sent to external media (not picked up for publication; but published
in thinkhr.com and hr360.com) for signing of bill and recognition ceremony for
bill sponsors (Aug 2)
Published: SER Online News, FLWG/SER/NHQ social media, FLWG website
http://news.sercap.us/view_ser.asp?ID=3022

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Hurricane Irma
Aug 30 – Sept 20
Primary PIO – Capt Sybrian Castleman
Group 5 PIO – Lt Col Jeff Carlson
PIO - Capt Sybrian Castleman (Group 3/Tampa Exec)
Extensive coverage from external media including television interviews and
media flights; SER Online News, FLWG social media; NHQ CAPnews; FEMA
produced video
CAP flew 386.3 hours, utilizing 30 aircraft and took 26,905 photos.
https://www.cap.news/stay--safe-stand-ready-smith-tells-fla-members-ashurricane-irma-looms/
https://www.cap.news/wings-plans-take-shape-as-irma-approaches-fla/
https://www.coastalbreezenews.com/articles/civil-air-patrol-relocation/
https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/local/2017/09/16/civil-airpatrol-repositions-itself-better-response-irma-relief-missions/674582001/
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/boca-times/fl-brf-airpatrol-092720170920-story.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URz8cH6iCc0
http://weartv.com/news/local/civil-air-patrol-pilots-return-from-irma-readyingfor-maria
https://www.pnj.com/story/news/2017/09/10/hurricane-irma-volunteer-civil-airpatrol-asked-ready/650927001/
http://www.snntv.com/2017/09/18/civil-air-patrol-surveys-hurricane-irmaaftermath/
http://www.ocala.com/news/20170910/irma-civil-air-patrol-wing-chief-in-ocalashares-post-hurricane-plan
https://www.floridatoday.com/story/weather/hurricanes/2017/09/13/
photographers-account-irmas-damage-sw-florida/663629001/
http://www.theledger.com/news/20170913/civil-air-patrol-flying-out-of-lakelandsurveys-irma-damage-along-coast
http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Civil-Air-Patrol-sends-volunteers-to-SouthFlorida-for-Irma-recovery-444549873.html
https://www.marconews.com/story/news/2017/09/26/huge-community-loss-civilair-patrol-hangar-destroyed-during-irma/699738001/
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/36387161/nbc2-takes-to-the-skies-with-civil-airpatrol
https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/videos/143337
https://www.cap.news/fla-wing-squadron-resuming-operations-despite-hurricanedamage/
https://www.cap.news/eaa-opens-doors-to-cap-in-fla-for-hurricane-irma-relief/
Emergency Services Bivouac- Group 3
MacDill AFB, Tampa
Oct 13 -15
No assigned PAO

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Published: Social media coverage (Group 3/FLWG) photos provided by Capt
Castleman (FLWG PA) and SM staff
Florida Leadership Academy (FLA)
Lake Placid, FL
Oct 20 -22
No assigned PAO
Published: Social Media photos provided by Lt Col Cory Hewitt and SM staff
sent to FLWG PA
Wreaths Across America
Dec 16, various locations across the state
Capt Castleman and Maj Steve Lampasona at Florida National Cemetery,
Bushnell (Group 3)
Published: Squadron, Group and Wing social media; external media across the
state
Beechcraft Missing in Dixie County - OPS
PIO – Capt Castleman
Published: social media, NHQ, SER
Winter Encampment 2017
Dec 27, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017
Camp Blanding JTC, Starke FL
Commander: Maj Cory Hewitt
PA OIC: Capt Sybrian Castleman, FLWG PA (no additional SM PA staff)
Cadet PA OIC: C/Capt Raquel Gonzalez
Cadet PA Staff: C/1 Lt Joshua Gauthier, C/CMSgt George Gleadall, C/2 Lt Jesus
Hernandez, C/TSgt Janen Urdang
Daily newsletters, social media coverage, WingSpan News (video), Encampment
video (internal use/banquet)
Florida Emergency Services Academy (FLESA) 2017
Dec 26 - Dec 31, 2016)
Avon Park, FL
No assigned PAO; photos provided by 2 Lt Greg Becker shared to social media
WingSpan Magazine
Two issues published in 2017
March (Winter 2016) http://flwg.us/archive/capers/Winter-2016-WingSpan.pdf
August (Spring 2017) http://flwg.us/archive/capers/Spring-2017-WingSpan.pdf
Social Media Coverage Links: https://www.facebook.com/flwgcap/
Websites with additional published articles: CAPnews, Southeast Region Online
News, FLWG Website

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Note: Due to Hurricane Irma and Maria, one FLWG Public Affairs Academy
weekend (MacDill AFB, Tampa) plus two FLWG PA Workshops (Group 1,
Tallahassee and Group 6, Ft Lauderdale) were postponed until 2018.
Director of Information Technology
1. Began roll-out of flwg.us email addresses for all Florida Wing members.
Information Technology Officer
1. Presentation at 2017 Florida Wing Conference on flwg.us email address
initiative and update on Wing IT plans and implementation.
Finance – Financial Statement
1. No report submitted.
Chaplain
1. Florida Wing Chaplain activities for 2017:
a. 28 January 2017 - Retirement Banquet of Chaplain Clarence Helms - Citrus
County SER-FL-315
b. 29 March 2017 - Memorial Service for C/Capt George Davies - Patrick
Composite Squadron SER-FL-293
c. 1 April 2017 - Chaplains Supported 2017 Sun n Fun Event
d. 28 April 2017 - Chaplain Corps Training Event - Florida Wing Conference,
Orlando FL
e. 26 June 2017 - Chaplains Supported Summer Encampment, Camp Blanding
f. 17 July 2017 - Wing Chaplain Visitation - General Chuck Yeager Cadet
Squadron, SER-FL-237
g. 5 August 2017 – Chaplain Supported the FLWG Operations Evaluation,
Clearwater Airport
h. 5 -19 Sept 2017 – Chaplains Supported Hurricane Irma Support (Chaplains
Eric Cooter, Robert Atchley, Terry Jordan)
i. 13-20 Oct 2017 – Chaplains Supported Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Support
(Ch. Lt. Col Terry Jordan accompanied aircrews to Puerto Rico for the weeklong
aerial photography missions)
j. 9 December 2017 – Chaplain presentation – Commander’s Call, MacDill AFB

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Historian
1. Lt Col Schultz appointed FLWG Historian in July 2018. Completed over-due 2017
Florida Wing Annual History.
Health Services
1. Coordinated health services support for Winter and Summer Encampments.

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

Lt Col Joanne Carbana
Lt Col Ramon Nunez
Lt Col Sergio Seoane
Lt Col Michael Godwin

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Inspector General
1. We have the largest Wing in CAP and very qualified inspection team members. We are
constantly inspecting units throughout the state. None of our units have been in "red" or
closed for lack of a SUI. Fifty units were inspected in 2017. Any discrepancies were
uploaded into e-services and corrected timely. Florida Wing handled 7
investigations/complaints. All were entered into ECIM and 6 were closed timely IAW
CAP regulations. One remains open. No extension had to be requested in 2017.
Safety
1. FLWG maintains active membership with the National Safety Council.
2. February: FLWG Deputy Dir of Safety, Charlene Garcia, Represented FLWG CAP at
Legislative Day in Washington, DC.
3. April: The Florida Wing Safety supported Sun ‘n Fun during their annual AirFest
at Lakeland Airport.
4. April 27-30: FLWG Conference Safety presentation discussed the relationship
between Operations and Safety.
5. With the appointment of the new FLWG Commander, Luis Garcia, FLWG Director of
Safety, Maj Charlene Garcia, handed the baton to Lt Col Ramon (Lou) Nunez as he was
appointed the new Director of Safety for FLWG.
6. To facilitate the safety education requirements, Lt Col Nunez initiated monthly safety
education calls for all FLWG 001 Unit members.
7. FLWG 2017 Summer Encampment: 152 basic and 19 advanced training students
attended. Encampment Activities included (obstacle course, rappelling). 5 minor bodily
injury mishaps reported.
8. FLWG Safety reviews Ops orders and Risk Assessments for several High Adventure
Activities conducted throughout the year. Some activities for 2017 included:

NRA Rifle Trainings

NRA Pistol Marksmanship Trainings

IFly – Indoor Skydiving

Obstacle and Ropes Courses
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9. CAP FLWG Safety is an integral component of the Hazard Planning Cell and
participates in the video conference calls regularly throughout the year. Safety is
incorporated throughout the planning processes for all major missions throughout the
state. 2017 major missions in which FLWG participated in include Hurricanes Irma and
Maria.
10. CAP FLWG Safety also participates in video conferences and exercises with the State
of Florida Division of Emergency Management/Florida State Emergency Response
Team.
11.FLWG Maintained 100% compliance in all NHQ Annual Safety reporting
deliverables: Safety Survey, Annual Safety Day & Annual Safety Risk Management
Training.
Government Relations
1. June 2017: Governor Rick Scott signed SB 370, Civil Air Patrol Leave Act, into law,
granting certain employment protections for members of Florida Wing who are absent
from their place of employment due to service or training with Civil Air Patrol.
Legal
1. No report submitted.

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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, FINAICAL STATEMENTS, AND UNIT ACTIVITIES
FOR THE SPECIFIED PERIOD OF ASSESSMENT AND RECORDING. THE WING
HISTORIAN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE VERACITY OR ACCURACY OF
INFORMATION.
Submitted by
STEVEN P. SCHULTZ, Lt Col CAP
Florida Wing Historian

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