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HISTORY OF
KANSAS WING
CIVIL AIR PATROL
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

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

Prepared By
Lt Col Barbara C. Willis, CAP
Wing Historian

Reviewed By
Col. Linette M. Lahan, CAP
Wing Commander

COMMANDERS APPROVAL LETTER
Kansas Wing continued the relationship with Fort Riley and conducted our winter encampment on Fort
Riley. The cadets continued with their pursuit of opportunities to attend encampments in Kansas Wing as
well as other wings and aerospace education activities.
During the period surrounding the solar eclipse in August, cadets and Senior members conducted flight line
marshalling at the Atchison, KS (home of Amelia Earhart). Members also continued to participate in
missions for the American Red Cross.
Cadets from the Topeka Eagle Composite Squadron provided the color guard for the memorial of former
Kansas Wing Commander, Colonel Patricia Lane.
The detachment of the Flint Hills Composite Squadron, located in Manhattan, completed the year of
mentorship, completed a Staff Assisted Visit, and was chartered as a separate squadron. The Konza
Composite Squadron, KS-003, was chartered in November.

LINETTE M. LAHAN, Colonel
Commander

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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 .........................................................................................

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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 ..........................................................................................................................

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INTRODUCTION OF UNIT STAFF & BRIEF UNIT NARRATIVE

The Kansas Wing
Wing Commander
Vice Commander

Col Linette M. Lahan
Lt Col Robert Moore

Chief of Staff

Maj Patricia Crockett
SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF MAJOR ACTIVITIES

Chapter I

OPERATIONS

The Wing Operations Officer in coordination with the Wing Emergency Services Officer
developed 14 training exercise ranging from small squadron level events, ES staff training and
Wing wide training events.
Kansas Wing continues to support the American Red Cross’s Central Plains Regional Office
with transport as needed. During 2017 the Wing conducted 147 transports missions mostly in
Kansas but with two to Oklahoma and one to Nebraska. These ARC missions include: movement
of time sensitive samples from a hospital to the ARC for processing so the correct blood product
can be returned to enable treatment of the patient, others where immediate (STAT) mission
where the blood product was required to save a life, these missions resulted in seven Certificates
of Recognition for Lifesaving.
Search and Rescue
In 2017 Kansas Wing conducted nine (9) search missions all for ELTs. One of which, 17-M0522, resulted in find two ELTs sending distress signals on the same day. One was located at the
Gardner Municipal Airport and the other at the Ottawa Municipal Airport.
Disaster Relief
We had seven (7) personnel participate in Hurricane Harvey response which affected greatly
impacted Houston and the gulf coast area of Texas in general. They served as Mission Pilots,
Mission Observers and Airborne Photographer.
Homeland Security
Five (5) member of the Wing supported the North East Region’s mission to assist with the
MQ-9 Reaper in New York. Members contributed to multiple rotation of the week long mission.
Counterdrug
We do not have a counter drug program in Kansas Wing. In calendar year 2015 the Wing reestablished its CD program but due to a lack of demand the Wing allowed the program to expire
in 2017.
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Chapter II AEROSPACE EDUCATION

Internal Aerospace Education
All KS squadrons submitted an AE POA for 2018. In their plans, 60% of KS squadrons
plan to complete the model rocketry program. The DAE’s office offered financial assistance to
squadrons proceed to the advanced rocketry program ($40 incentive to facilitate advanced
rocketry program, requires submission of a request). In their POAs, 50% of the KS squadrons
plan to request STEM kits. The DAE’s office generated instruction set for the Raspberry Pi stem
kit. This instruction set prepared by AEOs Weiss (KS-066) and Davis (KS -125).
At Fall 2017 Wing Conference, we had a senior project competition to produce an
aerospace activity to be used at the squadron level. The winning senior project came from KS092 (Maj V. Jaffee’s squadron) for their AE jeopardy game. They won a advanced rocketry kit
(LOC IV).
At Winter encampment, Dec 2017, AEO Eric Davis provided an AE project that was
building and testing a catapult.
At the Spring 2018 Wing conference, we are planning a regional UAV flight school. This
activity is being led by DAE (internal) Major Cathy Mages. At the conference we are planning a
night sky tour provided by three amateur astronomers from the Astronomical Society of Kansas
City (ASKC). In addition, we plan to have our key note address on the use of UAVs as a
research platform by KSU professor Dr. Doug Goodin (KSU, Geography Dept).
External Aerospace Education
On Oct 6, 2017, KSWG sent AEOs Michael Dehaven and Darryl Lapierre to The First City
Science Fair in Leavenworth, KS. At the Fair, the AEOs built star finders with the middle
schoolers and taught them how to use it.
On KS Aviation day, March 1, 2018, KSWG CAP participated at the state capital and
there we received an award for our AE program by the KS Dept of Aviation.
In April 21, 2018, KSWG sent a representative to the Kansas Association of Teachers of
Science (KATS) meeting which was held in Rocksprings 4H facility. The goal of this trip was to
recruit 3 new AEMs.
Chapter III

CADET PROGRAMS

Cadet Programs
Cadet Activities
Winter Wing Encampment was held at Ft Riley, Kansas with 167 cadets and senior
members attending.
Drug Demand Reduction

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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

Col Tim Hansen
Maj Aaron Diller
N/A
Maj JD Spradling
N/A
N/A
N/a
Maj J. D. Spradling
Lt Col Mark Lahan

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY –
OPERATIONS
Director of Operations
1.
Aircraft Coordinator
1.
Standardization/Evaluation Officer
1.
CIS Officer
1. N/A
Homeland Security Officer
1.
Director Counterdrug Operations
1. N/A
Counterdrug Administrative Officer
1. N/A
Director of Emergency Services
1.
Disaster Relief Officer
1.
ES Training Officer
1.

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

Maj Mark Weiss
Maj Cathy Mages
Maj Mark Weiss

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY –
Director of Aerospace Education
1.
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
Will Petrie
Director of Drug Demand Reduction

Maj Robin Dutton
N/A
N/A
N/A
C/Capt Noah Enders/C/2nd Lt

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY –
Director of Cadet Programs
1.
- Cadet Advisory Council representatives:
1.
Cadet Conference
1.
Region Cadet Leadership School (RCLS)
1. N/A
Cadet Honor Academy (CHA)
1. N/A
Cadet Competition or
1.
N/A

Wing Cadet Competition

Director of Drug Demand Reduction
1.

N/A

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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
(ATTACH UNIT ORGANIZATION CHART HERE)

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

Duty Assignment Report

Duty

Member

Rank

Director of Aerospace Education

Mark L Weiss

Maj

External Aerospace Education Officer

Catherine M Mages

Maj

Internal Aerospace Education Officer

Mark L Weiss

Maj

Robin S Dutton

Maj

Advisor to the Commander

Timothy A Hansen

Col

Commander

Linette M Lahan

Col

Government Relations Advisor

Rickey G Franz

SMSgt

Historian

Barbara C Willis

Lt Col

Vice Commander

Robert L Moore

Lt Col

NCR
KS-001
Aerospace Education

Cadet Programs
Director of Cadet Programs
Command Section

Communications

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Director of Communications

Sidney C AshenBrenner

Capt

Timothy A Hansen

Col

Disaster Relief Officer

J D Spradling

Maj

Emergency Services Officer

Mark W Lahan

Lt Col

Search and Rescue Officer

Timothy A Hansen

Col

Douglas D Dutton

Lt Col

Donald R Whitney

Lt Col

Director of IT

Patricia Crockett

Maj

Web Security Administrator

Robert Crockett

Maj

Phillip L Doyle

Lt Col

Director of Logistics

Christine M Settanni

Capt

Maintenance Officer

Douglas D Dutton

Lt Col

Transportation Officer

Timothy A Hansen

Col

Director of Recruiting & Retention

Danny L Phillips

Lt Col

Public Affairs Officer

Daren K Jaeger

Lt Col

Timothy A Hansen

Col

Counter Drug
Counterdrug Officer
Emergency Services

Financial Management
Director of Finance
General Counsel
Legal Officer
Information Technology

Inspector General
Inspector General
Logistics

Marketing and Public Affairs

Operations
Director of Operations

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Homeland Security Officer

J D Spradling

Maj

Standardization/Evaluation Officer

Aaron L Diller

Maj

Director of Administration

Patricia Crockett

Maj

Personnel Officer

B W Rennels

Col

Mark W Lahan

Lt Col

Director of Professional Development

Valerie L Jaffee

Maj

Testing Officer

B W Rennels

Col

Danny E Rodehaver

Maj

Personnel

Plans and Requirements
Plans and Programs Officer
Professional Development

Safety
Director of Safety

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

Capt Christine Settanni
Capt Christine Settanni
Col Tim Hansen
Lt Col Doug Dutton

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY –
Director of Logistics
1.
Supply Officer
1.
Transportation Officer
1.
Maintenance Officer
1.

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

Capt

Sidney

Ashen-

Capt Sidney Ashen-Brenner
Capt Sidney Ashen-Brenner
Capt Sidney Ashen-Brenner

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY – 2017
Director of Communications
1. Communications Licensing Officer
a. 1. Continued development of pool of qualified ICUT Radio Operators.
ORMS Officer
1. Continued Training of ICUT Personnel.
2. Conducted Annual Inventory.
3. Supervised repairs of equipment as needed.
HF Coordination Officer
1. Operated as Net Control for Wing Net at 1830 Hrs. Local Time Mon-Fri.
2. Operated Home Station as Wing Message Center.
3. Operated Wing HQ Station as Alternate Message Center – until removed
from Building.
4. Participated in National Traffic Nets.
Communications Operations
1. Oversaw Operations of HF Nets.
2. Continued maintenance of Wing Repeaters.
3. Continued process of upgrading software in All Radios.
Communications Facilities and Equipment
1. Continued to maintain & update equipment, both HF and VHF.
2. Oversaw Repairs & Turn-in’s of Equipment.

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

Maj Valerie Jaffee

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY –
Director of Professional Development
1.

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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 Patricia Crockett
Col Burgess Rennels, Jr.
Lt Col Danny Phillips
Lt Col Mark Lahan
Lt Col Darren Jaeger
Maj Patricia Crockett
Lt Col Doug Dutton
Capt D. Scot Kerns
Lt Col Barbara Willis
N/A

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY –
Director of Administration
1.
Director of Personnel
1.
Director of Recruiting and Retention
1.
Director of Plans & Programs
1.
Director of Public Affairs
1.
Director of Information Technology
1.
Information Technology Officer
1.
Finance - Financial Statement
1.
Chaplain
1.
Historian
1.
Health Services
1.

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

Lt Col Phillip Doyle
Maj Danny Rodehaver
Col Rickey Franz
Lt Col Donald Whitney

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY –
Inspector General
1.
Safety
1.
Government Relations
1.
Legal
1. Legal reviews, state statute checks and contract reviews.

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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
Barbara C. Willis, Lt Col , CAP
Department of the Historian

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