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HISTORY OF
TENNESSEE WING
Civil Air Patrol
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017

VOLUME 1 - NARRATIVE

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

Prepared By
The Tennessee Wing Staff

Reviewed By
Col Dent W. Young, CAP

Col Dent W Young, CAP
Tennessee Wing Commander

Tennessee Wing Headquarters
McGhee Tyson Airport
Tennessee

FRONTISPIECE

Tennessee
Headquarters
Group Headquarters
Wing Units

Wing

Table of Contents
FRONTISPIECE ........................................................................................................................................... 3
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS............................................................................................................................. 5
SHORT FORM HISTORY.............................................................................................................................. 6
NARRATIVE ................................................................................................................................................ 7
CHRONOLOGY ......................................................................................................................................... 10
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ............................................................................................................................ 13
APPENDIX I .............................................................................................................................................. 14
APPENDIX II ............................................................................................................................................. 15

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
Figure 1: Locations of Tennessee Wing Units

SHORT FORM HISTORY
Tennessee
WING

Headquarters
TN-001
SQUADRON CHARTER NO.

Southeast
REGION

SQUADRON LINEAGE AND AWARDS

NAME
Arlinda Bailey
Dent W. Young

COMMANDERS
RANK
DATES OF SERVICE
Col
Thru 5 Sept 17
Col
From 17 Oct 17

SQUADRON NAME CHANGES
UNIT NAME
DATES
NONE
SPAATZ AWARDS
RANK
AWARD NUMBER

NAME

Christopher Trana

C/Col

2170

UNIT AWARDS
AWARD

NAME

DATES

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
RANK
DATE

COPY OF UNIT PATCH OR PATCHES Separate Sheet of Paper (Attach Patch If
Available)

NARRATIVE
AEROSPACE EDUCATION –
● 120 Cadets participated in the week long summer training in coordination with
the MTSU department of Aerospace studies.
● More than 50 cadets participated in summer regional and national special
activities including Powered and Glider training schools and STEM academies.
● The cadets raised money and placed over 2500 wreaths during the “Wreaths
Across America” program.
● Two cadets began attending the Air Force Academy (And two others were
placed in other service academies)
● Six cadets began Aerospace related college careers.
● TNWG hosted a full class of 25 teachers for the University of Tennessee
Teacher’s Aviation Workshop
CADET PROGRAMS
TNWG cadets completed and were awarded:















43 Wright Brothers (Phase 1)
15 Mitchell (Phase 2)
10 Earhart (Phase 3)
1 Eaker (Phase 4) and
1 Spaatz
A record number (54) cadets attended NCSA’s this summer.
The largest encampment in recent history occurred on the campus of MTSU (119
students)
Units participated heavily in Color Guard and Ceremonial Honor Guard events
during the year. One unit participated in 18 seperate posting events.
Weekend and three day training events occured to bolster cadet readiness. In
January, the color guard training took in Tullahoma. In September, there was a
NCO academy in Maryville, and Group III hosted the Red Ribbon Leadership
school.
Cadets participated in training mission but also real missions and disaster relief
as the hurricanes this fall provided cross-state assistance opportunities.
Cadets from the Chattanooga Squadron participated in the SERCC which was
held at McGhee Tyson here in TN this year.
Several units participated in Cyberpatriot with TN195 placing #1 in the Gold
Division
Several Air Shows had CAP cadet participation which was both education for the
cadets and great outreach for the program. (Discovery Park Air Show, Smyrna
Air show, etc)

● The STEM kit program is becoming more widely used with 8 different units
reporting at least one use. The quadcopter and drone kit is particularly popular.
At the unit level this year we did model rocketry, drones and the flight simulator stem
kits.
● The significant activities we participated in were: North Carolina Hurricane
Florence Response - We sent four of the 20 members that deployed from TNWG
(4 from TN-162) to North Carolina to work the PODs in Wilmington.
● The second major event would be that we hosted a trip to Langley AFB. We are
back from our trip to Virginia! All the hours of travel, uniform preparation,
inspections, and planning are now over. Our members spent the past several
days touring "the birthplace of a nation". We toured the U.S. Army
Transportation Museum, on the grounds of Fort Eustis, Virginia, toured Yorktown,
we visited the Naval Station Norfolk and watched as the USS Iwo Jima LHD 7
returned and then participated in the morning colors ceremony. Following the
ceremony, we toured lots of the naval ships and then the HSC-28, home of the
MH-60s Knighthawk. While there, we also saw the F/A-18 Hornet, and V-22
Osprey. After taking in all of the aviation at the Naval Station, we took a trip to
Busch Gardens to spend our evening on the many roller coasters for thrill
seekers. We then went to visit a seven-sided star fort, Fort Monroe, the largest
stone fort in the United States. Our cadets had the honor of working out with a
Combat Rescue Officer, waking up at 0400. They pushed through an intense,
team building workout circuit. After they all finished, they learned about rescue
techniques and tried on a CRO's gear while competing in a pull-up challenge.
Our tour started at the Langley Air Force Base Memorial Park and moved on to a
historic Langley Walking tour of the Air Combat Command campus. We then had
an Air Combat Command briefing for us, followed by a tour of ACC HQ. The rest
of the day was spent with a briefing of the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance Wing, a tour of the F-22 Raptor and T-38 Talon, a control tower
tour and a briefing on airfield operations and weather operations. While touring
the control tower, our members had their eyes to the skies, watching the taxi and
take-off of several F-22's and T-38's.
● The amazing members of the Langley Composite Squadron (VA-025) hosted us
for a few rounds of kickball, frisbee, and soccer.
● The third major event is our DC Trip. On Friday, we went to Arlington National
Cemetery to take part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown
Soldier. C/Lt Col Jonah Torp-Pedersen and C/1st Lt Jonah Williams placed a
wreath on behalf of our squadron in a ceremony following the changing of the
guard. Friday evening we watched a one hour and fifteen minute performance of
music and precision marching, the Evening Parade features "The President's
Own" United States Marine Band, "The Commandant's Own" The United States
Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Marine Corps Color Guard, the Marine Corps
Silent Drill Platoon, Ceremonial Marchers, and Cpl. Chesty XIV, the official
mascot of Marine Barracks Washington. While visiting the Air Force Memorial,

there was a police escort of several coach buses pulling up with veterans from
Louisville, Kentucky. We were able to see the other side of the Honor Flight as
we escorted the veterans off their bus and spend some time with them before
they departed. We spent our final day in D.C. with a tour of more museums,
memorials and inside view of The White House. As the tour was self-guided, it
allowed us to enjoy our time taking in the history of our nation. During our tour,
members of the secret service were available to answer any questions our
members had prepared.
EMERGENCY SERVICES – Tennessee Wing flew more than 1,890 hours in support of
all missions in the 2017. This includes:
— 10 hours in direct support of U.S. Air Force Rescue Coordination Center missions;
— 402 hours in support of the Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force;
— 26 hours in support of training Joint Tactical Air Controllers at Fort Campbell in
conjunction with Kentucky Wing;
— And more than 450 total hours of training flights to ensure that the wing is prepared
to answer the call when needed.
It also provided aerial and ground support for seven emergency locator transmitter
searches, resulting in six awarded finds.
The members participated in disaster relief operations in Texas for Hurricane Harvey
and in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Irma. An incident team deployed to Puerto Rico
to manage Civil Air Patrol disaster relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma, taking
thousands of aerial pictures in order to assist federal and territory emergency agencies.
Flew 253 Cadet Orientation Flights, 159 Powered, 94 Glider.
TNWG members completed 1255 ES task quals
TNWG achieved an overall “Excellent” rating on the 2017 Ops Eval with five identified
“Outstanding Performers.”

CHRONOLOGY
January
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<event>

February
1

Group 3 SAREX

2

AFJROTC Orientation Flights

10

AFJROTC Orientation Flights

March
1

ELT Mission

5

AFJROTC Orientation Flights

6

AFJROTC Orientation Flights

8

Group 2 SAREX

17

Wing Conference, Maryville, TN

31

ELT Mission

April
1

Begin CD Operations

5

Group 1 SAREX

7

AFJROTC Orientation Flights

May
6

Compliance Inspection

19

Mountain Flying Clinic

24

AFJROTC Orientation Flights

29

ELT Mission

June
24

Encampment Begins

July
5

UT AE Workshop Teacher Flights Begin

8

SER Glider Academy hosted by TNWG begins

24

ELT Mission

26

UT AE Workshop Teacher Flights End

August
2

Group 1 SAREX

10

Sensor Testing Flights for PSTCC

17

Eclipse Support for TEMA

23

Group 4 SAREX

September
13

AFJROTC Orientation Flights

29

Cease CD Operations

October
18

Group 1 SAREX

November
15

Group 4 SAREX

17

ELT Mission

December
7

ELT Mission

24

ELT Mission

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2017 was notable for Tennessee Wing in several areas.
1 The wing commander, Col Arlinda Bailey became the National Executive Officer
leaving her wing in the hands of the Vice Commander, Lt Col Dent Young.
2 The wing had a highly successful CD season assisting the Tennessee Governor’s
Task Force on Dangerous Drugs in the eradication of several million dollars (street
value) worth of Marijuana, multiple arrests and Two Million Dollars in cash
confiscated.
3 TNWG hosted the largest summer encampment in several years with ninety eight
cadets and staff on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.
4 Members of the wing responded to both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricanes Irma/Maria
with six members receiving National Awards, above and beyond the DR ribbons, for
their exemplary performance in austere conditions in the aftermath of hurricane
Maria.

APPENDIX I
LINEAGE AND HONORS DATA
UNIT DESIGNATION

Tennessee Wing Headquarters
Civil Air Patrol

LOCATION:

McGhee Tyson Airport, Tennessee

HIGHER HEADQUARTERS:

Southeast Region Headquarters
Civil Air Patrol

Commander

Lt Col Arlinda Bailey, CAP
Lt Col Dent W Young, CAP
Oct
Assigned 17 Oct

1Jan - 5 Sept
Interim 5 Sept - 16

Vice Commander:

Maj Rob Borsari, CAP
Lt Col Dent W Young, CAP
Lt Col Brian Hughes, CAP

1 Jan - 20 Mar
1 Apr - 16 Oct
17 Oct

UNITS NEWLY ASSIGNED:

CROSSVILLE SENIOR SQUADRON
SER-TN-120, January of 2017
PORTLAND SENIOR SQUADRON
SER-TN-395 in December of 2017

ATTACHED UNITS DISBANDED: None
AIRCRAFT FLOWN

NINE Corporate Aircraft, TWO Gliders

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
2017 SER Outstanding DDR
2017 SER Excellence COUNTERDRUG/HOMELAND
SECURITY Award
2017 National Senior Chaplain of the Year
2017 National PAO of the Year
2017 Southeast Region Unit Chaplain of the Year
2017 Character Development Instructor of the Year
for the Southeast Region.

APPENDIX II
Glossary

AE
AEPSM
AFB
AFRCC

Aerospace Education
Aerospace Education Program for Senior Member
Air Force Base
Air Force Rescue Coordination Center

CAP
CAPM
CAPR
CAP-RAP
CAP-USAF
CI
CLC
COMP. SQDN
CY

Civil Air Patrol
Civil Air Patrol Manual
Civil Air Patrol Regulation
Civil Air Patrol - Reserve Assistance Program
Civil Air Patrol-United States Air Force
Compliance Inspection
Corporate Learning Course
Composite Squadron
Calendar Year

DAE
DOD
DRMO

Director of Aerospace Education
Department of Defense
Defense Reutilization Management Office

ECI
ELT

Extension Course Institute
Emergency Locator Transmitter

FAA
FCC
FM
FT.
FY

Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Communication Commission
Frequency Modulation
Fort
Fiscal Year

HQ
HHQ
HF

Headquarters
Higher Headquarters
High Frequency

IACE

International Air Cadet Exchange

NCOIC

Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge

SAR
SER
SLS
SOS

Search and Rescue
Southeast Region
Squadron Leadership School
Squadron Officers School

US
USAF
UT
VHF

United States
United States Air Force
University of Tennessee (Knoxville)
Very High Frequency

NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
CIVIL AIR PATROL
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY
MAXWELL AFB, ALABAMA 36112-5937

OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIAN
SUBJECT: TNWG 2018 ANNUAL HISTORY SUBMISSION
The following memorandum is issued by the NHQ Office of the National Historian as an
addendum to an Annual History Report to modify, clarify, grant approval of, or provide
additional information on a submitted report. This form will accompany Annual History
Reports as-required by the NHQ/HO, National Historian. All forms must be electronically
submitted in the following format:
YEAR_UNIT ID_AH_SUBJECT MATTER:
i.e. 2017_NCWG_AH_APPROVAL LETTER
THE FOLLOWING SECTION IS USED TO IDENTIFY THE REPORTING
AREA/DIVISION
DIVISIONAL/FUNCTIONAL AREA
HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS DIVISION
DIVISION CHIEF
ARCHIVES DIVISION
IDENTIFY FUNCTIONAL AREA
MORSE CENTER FOR CAP HISTORY
IDENTIFY FUNCTIONAL AREA
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
 Photographs should be attached separately, and indicated by number at the bottom
of this form under “attachments.”
 Submit one (1) form per functional area
 Be clear and concise in your narrative

480617 HO CAP NHQ AH REPORTING FORM NOV 18

MEMORANDUM/CHANGE ORDER ABSTRACT/CLARIFICATION OF
REPORT ITEM(S) (type in field-form)
PER LT COL MULANAX, THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE TNWG CC TO ATTACH
AN APPROVAL LETTER HAS BEEN WAIVED. IN LIEU OF ASKING THE TNWG
HO TO RESUBMIT THE DOCUMENT TO THE TNWG CC, A DECSION HAS BEEN
MADE TO REVIEW THE EMAIL (31 OCT 2018) CORRESPONDENCE FROM THE
TNWG CC INDICATING THAT HE IS CLEARLY AWARE OF, AND HAS
APPROVED THE 2017 TNWG AH SUBMISSION.

SUBMITTED BY:

KURT J. EFINGER, Maj , CAP
11/1/2018

Attachments:
Cc:
Distribution:

480617 HO CAP NHQ AH REPORTING FORM NOV 18