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VOL. I, NO. i

MARCH 1982

BOLLING AFB, D. C.

Ice is not nice

by Capt. Thane Anderson

these storms also form one of the most
dangerous forms of ice known to pilots -

During this period of the winter season,we start looking forward to the warmer
temperatures of Spring.

Do not be misled

into thinking that just because the temper-

HAILI Hail can be tossed downwind of a
thunderstorm a distance in excess of five
miles.
By constantly being aware of the haz-

atures reach into the 50's and 60's that we

ards of ice can we maintain a safe trip

start thinking that ice is something we

during our daily travels.

use to cool summertime beverages. Far
from itZ
Although during the day it is warm, at

Accidents never take a holiday - why
should safety?

night after sunset the temperature often
drops below freezing and any moisture on
the ground will tend to freeze. We must
always be on guard for patches of ice on
the roads we drive, especially where trees
and buildings may tend to shade the road
during the early morning hours.
Ice can and will remain dangerous on
steps and sidewalks.

We must always be

aware of the dangers of ice and personal
s a f e t y.
For pilots the problem of ice, both
induction and structural, remain with us
year round. We seem to be more aware of
ice during the winter months,but we should
also be constantly aware of it during the
warmer months.
We all try to avoid thunderstorms, but

THE SNOW SNAKE

NATIONAL CAPITAL WING

PA G E ~ 0

MARCH 1982

Pex~ollml ~&

by Col. Ro~aldQuander

I'm pleased to find you in the National
Capital Wing. I know that the name of our
publication will cause some confusion.
Some will wonder whether to call it The

pressure checked.

N a t i o n a l C a p i t a l W I N G o r T H E N AT I O N A L C A P I TA L W I N G . M y a n s w e r i s " Ye s . "
Whatever it is called, except for a"rag"

t apla/n'

or some other derogatory name, we'll attempt

alumn

to bring to you some of the best, in terms
o f q u a l i t y a / q d q u a n t i t y, t h a t w e h a v e t o

-

offer. We have a lot to get done, some
growing, some learning, some fine tuning,

b y C h a p l a i n ( M a j ) F r a n k A l e x a n d e r, J r.

some overhauling.
I know that we can do whatever we have

A Blessing from the Lord is upon the

to do when we pull together and PULL ......

person who neither follows the advice of

TOGETHER.

wicked people nor goes with them to do sins
with them.
A good person or righteous person loves

Commander .......... Col. Ronald Quander
I n t e r n a l I n f o . . . . Capt. Amanda Anderson
The National Capital Wing is an official newspaper published quarterly
in the interest of the members of the
National Capital Wing of Civil Air
Patrol. Opinions expressed by the publishers and writers are their own and
are not to be considered official expression by the Civil Air Patrol or
the Air Force.
Editorial copy should be sent to:
N a t i o n a l C a p i t a l W i n g / PA I - N
( E d i t o r, T h e N a t i o n a l C a p i t a l W i n g )
Bolling AFB, D. C. 20332

to do the will of God. He delights in
pleasing God: He likes to think of ways in
which he can please God at all times.
A tree that is well taken care of and
gets lots of water always bears lots of
good fruit and is a joy to the owner of it.
A righteous person is like this tree. He
also brings joy to the Lord andis aBlessing to the people around him.
The Lord knows everyone who is living
a righteous life and will watch over them,
but the wicked people will be lost.
will perish.

They

NATIONAL CAPITAL WING

°

MARCH 1982

PAGE THREE

focus
on"
B R I G A D I E R G E N E R A L D AV I D L . PAT T O N
Brigadier General David L. Patton is
the commander of Headquafcters, Civil Air
Patrol - United States Air Force, located
at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. In his
m i l i t a r y c a p a c i t y, h e d i r e c t s U S A F s u p p o r t
of Civil Air Patrol and commands all Air
Force personnel assigned to the headquarters and the eight region and 52 wing li-

ganization.
~eneral Patton was born in Baltimore,

Force in April 1952. He received his BachAs the executive director of Civil Air
P a t r o l , h e s e r v e s i n a c i v i l i a n c a p a c i t y,
and administers the day-to-day activities
of CAP and is a voting member of the CAP
National Board and National Executive Committee. Civil Air Patrol, the official

Welcome to the WING
Hello and welcome to The National Capital WING. We hope that you will enjoy
Here's hoping that we

will receive a lot of imput from the different squadrons about their activities.
The different sections will include
"Once Around the Beltway","The Flea Market",
"Awards and Promotions ", "Uniform Tips ",
"Focus On", and much more.
We hope that you will enjoy the paper
and we will look forward to hearing from
you.

erally chartered, benevolent, civilian or-

Maryland, and enlisted in the U. S. Air

aison offices.

reading THE WINGI

auxiliary of the U.S. air Force, is a fed-

elor of Arts degree from the University of
Nebraska and his Master of Science Degree
f r o m Tr o y S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y. H e c o m p l e t e d
Northwestern University's Graduate School
of Management for Senior Executives in 1978.
General Patron's professional military education includes the Air Command and Staff
College in 1965 and the Air War College in
1973 in residence at Maxwell AFB, A1.
General Patton is a command pilot with
more than 6,000 hours flying time. He has
been awarded the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Meritorious
Service Medal and the Air Medal.
He was promoted to brigadier general I
June 1979, with dste of rank 21 May 1979.
General Patton is marriedtothe former
Jean Louise Hibbs also of Baltimore. They
have two sons: Ensign Mark David, USN;
S c o t t G e o r g e ; a n d a d a u g h t e r , Te r i J e a n .

PAGE FOUR

NATIONAL CAPITAL WING

MARCH 1982

"The everlastin' teamwork of every bloomin' soul
by Capt. Amanda Anderson

ing amoung ourselves? Do you think that
your unit is the only one with all the an-

What is happening to America? Where
have all the good old standards gone?
Americans used to be proud! Proud of their
c o u n t r y, ~ p r o u d o f i t s w o r k m a n s h i p , p r o u d
o f t h e i r m i l i t a r y, p r o u d o f t h e i r c o n c e r n
for others.

There

is always someone else with more experience,
b e t t e r i d e a s , a n d m o r e p l a i n k n o w h o w.
The cliques, the territorialism, the
" m e fi r s t " , t h e m i s u s e o f a u t h o r i t y, a n d t h e
improper wear of the Air Force uniform are

It seems today that the "Me Generation"
h a s t a k e n o v e r. P r o d u c t s a r e n o t u p t o t h e
f o r e i g n m a r k e t . Wo r k m a n s h i p i s s l o p p y.
There isnVt the standardof "a honest day's
work for a honest day's pay" anymore.
E v e r y o n e i s o u t f o r s e l f - h a n g t h e n e x t g u y.
It is a rarity to find a person that does
his best, regardless how small the job.
U n f o r t u n a t e l y, C A P i s a m i r r o r o f t h e
rest of America.

swers? If you do, you are WRONG2

Have you really looked

around your unit lately? Many CAP units
think that they are the only unit in CAP!
Members from different units don't want to
work together-Squadron work against Squadron - Wing against Wing - Region against

all things that have taken their toll on
the CAP membership. In the 50's there were
o v e r 9 0 , 0 0 0 m e m b e r s . To d a y l e s s t h a n 6 0 , 0 0 0
c a d e t s a n d s e n i o r m e m b e r s b e l o n g t o C A P.
Have you ever wondered why the members get
fewer and the number of units drop? It is
because it is always the same few that do
the things that must be done.

Those few

members get tired of always having to do it
all. The other members can't get anything
done because they are too busy with their
cliques. People that are interested in CAP
can't be bothered because of the petty politics and the noncooperation that abounds
within our organization.

Region. We are all members of the same
family- Civil Air Patrol. We all have the

Is Civil Air Patrol dying? It's sur-

same common goal, to make CAP the BEST!

vival depends on YOUZ

How can we show the public what CAP can do

working together and stop fighting among

and should be doing if we are so busy fight-

ourselves - we're deadZ

A great way of life.

If we don't start

MARCH 1982

NATIONAL CAPITAL WING

Ta k e p r i d e i n y o u r u n i f o r m . W e a r i t

PAGE FIVE

thing - do it!

C O R R E C T L Y. E v e r y t i m e y o u p u t i t o n , r e m e m ber people identify you with the Air Force.

Someone else is depending

on you.
Be proud, but be humble, too. Without

Yo u a r e a r e p r e s e n t a t i v e o f t h e w h o l e .

you, Cap will no longer exist. Without

Ta k e p r i d e i n y o u r j o b . D o i t t h e v e r y

CAP what happens to those that depend on

best you possibly can. If you need help -

us for help? What happens to the cadets

ask. Everyone needs help sometimes.

that look to us for training and guidance?

Ta k e p r i d e i n y o u r c o n c e r n f o r o t h e r s .

Be proud, but don't let your pride keep

Share - your ideas, your help, your time.

CAP and America from being the very best

Wo r k w i t h e a c h o t h e r, n o t j u s t i n y o u r u n i t ,

it can be. There is a difference.

but with other units as well.
T a k e p r i d e i n C A P. W e a r e a l l m e m b e r s
of the same organization. Do your best in
the training programs, attend meetings, and

As Rudyard Kipling put it, "T'Aint the
individual, nor the army as a whole; But
the everlastin~ teamwork of every bloomin'

most of all, if you say you will do some-

Soul," Think about it!

Logistics
by L. Col. Thurston Staples
The warehouse is open most weekends
I would like to thank all the senior
members and cadets who have assisted in
g e t t i n g t h e W i n g w a r e h o u s e i n o r d e r.
I would also like to welcome SM Jack
IsaaesonasNational Capital Wing Transportation Officer. We have an opening for
Supply Officer.

If you are interested,

please contact me.

for vehicle maintance. No supplies will be
issued except on the pre-scheduled issue
dates and times.
This is your warehouse, use i~ support
it, and make it the best in the Middle
East Region. Maintaining the cleanliness
of the building and grounds will be appreciated.

e ospa ce

EducatiorL

b y M a j S h e r m a n P. T y n e s
An Aerospace Education Program for Sen-

study guide.

A I00 question exam, requir-

ior Members (AEPSM), has now become an ob-

ing a passing

score of 70 will complete

ligation for completion by each senior mem-

A E P S M s t u d y.

A certificate, a wallet card

b e r.

and a new aerospace education ribbon will

The program will be administered by

the Aerospace Education Staff at region,

be awarded upon completion of all require-

wing, group and squadron levels.

ments.

The AEPSM will use the CAP textbook,
"Aerospace: The Challenge", and a special

The new program will be available

on July i, after the CAP National Board
members have completed the program.

MARCH 1982

NATIONAL CAPITAL WING

PAGE SIX

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by Maj. Hugo H. Bayona

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A search and rescue exercise was held
February 27, 1982 at Aqualand Airport in
P r i n c e C h a r l e s C o u n t y, M d .
Two aircraft searches were conducted
before poor weather conditions forced the

Senior Member Officer Grade Insignia

o'~'

cancellation of air search activity at I0135

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a.m. Ground teams continued their search

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until they found the simulated target at
1:45 p.m.
Sixty five cadets and 37 senior members
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from II squadrons of the National Capital
CENTER

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Wing, and the Congressional Squadron, partiGipated in the exercise. Major B. C.
M i l l e r w a s t h e M i s s i o n C o o r d i n a t o r.
The exercise was considered highly suc-

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ON THE FIELD SHIRT
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-"Recipe for \

Capital Wing, "because it permitted the
Wing to prove its search and rescue capabilities under adverse conditions." He
also indicated that this is one of many

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such exercises that the Wing has conducted
recently in its effort to improve its emerg e n c y s e r v i c e s c a p a b i l i t y.

:FLEA MARKET!
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NATIONAL CAPITAL WING

MARCH 1982

PAGE SEVEN

Y apt Richard Rogers

National Capital (NatCap) communications is making great advances thanks to
the efforts of all the Wing personnel.
At the beginning of the year new lease
agreements and station license applications were received from most of the
squadrons. This has enabled the wing communications staff to submit many new fixed
license applications. By the time the licenseing program is complete, NatCap will
have approximatley 80 licensed stations of
all types.

The number of fixed stations

FEDERAL
INCOME TAX
DEADLINE

will triple to approximatley 50,

In the near future a new communications plan and directory will be published.
This will be out around the first of June.
There are many things in the works for
the future, and in the next issue we will
tell you about them. Thanks for the support and keep up the good work'

HELP US FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE

Don't Smoke
American Heart Associcrlion
WE'RE FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE

Since you cannot refrain from drinking
why not start a saloon in your own home?
Be the only customer and you will not have
to buy a license. Give your wife $55 to
b u y a c a s e o f w h i s k e y.
There are 240
drinks in a case. Buy all your drinks from
your wife at 60 cents a drink and in 12
days (when the case is gone)your wife will
have $89 to put in the bank and $55 to buy
another case. If you live ten years and
continue to buy all your whiskey from your
wife and then die in your boots, your widow
will have $27,085.47 on deposit..enough to
bring up your children, pay off the mortgage on the house, marry a decent man and
forget she ever knew a bum like you.

PACE EIGHT

COMING

EVENTS.............
i9- Wing Cadet Encampment

March
13

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2 6 Yo u n g s t o w n M u n i c i p a l A i r p o r t , O H

A e r o s p a c e E d u c a t i o n S e m i n a r,
Bolling AFB

0900
July

16 Cadet Speaking Contest

4 Parade

New Chapel, Bolling AFB

10 Wing Picnic

20 Wing SLS
Andrews AFB,Md

August
14 Practice Disaster Relief Exercise

April

28 Level I

i0 Wing SAR Evaluation
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Andrews, AFB, Md

PA Seminar
Andrews AFB,Md

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September

M a r c h o f D i m e s Wa l k - a - t h o n

II Wing SLS
Andrews, AFB, MD
October

Andrews AFB Open House
Level I

9 USAF Evaluation/Disaster Relief Exercise
2 3 PA S e m i n a r

Andrews AFB ,Md

Bolling AFB
June

November

4-5 Cadet Drill Competition/Cadet Wing

13 Level I

Formation

Andrews, AFB, Md

12 Wing Practice SAR or Evaluation
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