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PUBLICATION OF NATIONAL CAPITAL WING, CIVIL AIR PATROL

AUGOST1,1975

ENCAMPMENT '75 AT
PATUX E N T N A S
National Capital Wing went south this year
to hold its 1975 sum~er encampment. The site
was Patuxent Naval Air Station, Patuxent,Md.
Commander Jerry F.Smlth was assisted by an
e n c a m p m e n t s t a ff t h a t i n c l u d e d M a j o r R o n
Quander(Dep. Cmdr. ) ,Lt. ~ ger Shively(Exec.
Off.),CWO Ted Boomer(Comdt. Cadets) and our
veteran encampment attendees, Lt.Col. R.E.
L e e , L t . C o l . E d w i n Ta F l o r a n d C a p t a i n A l i c e
Lee.
T h e c a d e t s t a ff w a s u n d e r t h e c o m m a n d o f
C/Major William Quarles(Bolling). The cadet
contingent consisted of two squadrons of
four flights each. Assisting Cadet Quarles
w a ~ P h y l l i s L o v i n g ( C a d . D e p . O m d r. ) , N e v i n
Pratt(Adjutant) and Karen Manos(Chief of
Staff). Activities included Jet propulsion
tours, aero-med stations tours and helicopter orientation flights. The 121 cadets in
attendance was the highest number of cadets
at an encampment(NCW) in the past four years
A first in NCW was the attendance of Wing
Commander Charles Suraci who stayed for the
last three days of the encampment. The week
ended with a beach party and a formal pass
in review by the cadet ranks.
At the graduation ceremonies, Col.Suraci addressed the cadets and a group of visitors
including approximately fifty parents. The
Wing is gratefull to the USAF who provided
busses to and from Patuxent.
An encampment annual is being completed and
is expected to be ava~lab~e soon.

AIRCRAFT UPGRADE
craft. Phase I involves transfer of one
305A Bird Dog and disposition of both 150's.
The O-I, N526OG, based at Manassa~ was t~ans
f e r r e d t o I I i . WA n g i n J u n e a n d h a s b e e n o u t
fitted to be used as a glider towing craft.
NatCap was reimbursed for funds used to convert the plane from military to civilian use
National Headquarters approved the sale of
the 15O's and both aircraft have b~n ground
ed pending sale. Sealed bids for purchase of
the planes will be opened at I0 A.M. Aug. 15
at Wing Headquarters. The public has been in
vlted to the bid opening. The funds derived
from the sale and the transfer will be used
to acquire a'newer Cessna 150 completely
equipped because of our close proximity to
Group I TCA. With this type aircraft, the
wing ~ould have an excellent training aircraft and one which could be used as a cross
c o u n t r y a i r p l a n e . LT. C o l . M i t c h e l , W i n g D e p u t y C a d r. i s t h e P r o j e c t O f fi c e r f o r t h i s
effort. Asked whF the wing is not acquiring
a four place airplane, Col. Mitchel said
that cost of a Cessna 172 woul~ be beyond
the financial means of the wing and would
not be a good basic trainer for cadet instruction. Also maintenance cost would be
higher resulting in higher flying rates. It
is planned to maintain the new aircraft
through contract maintenance services obtained from commercial sources.
Phase II of the program will depend largely
on the outcome of Phase I end the utilization of the newly acquired 150. In the meantime, Bird Dog N5208G is alive and well and
is available for scheduling through Lt.Col.
C o o k , 7 6 8 - 8 6 6 5 o r M a j o r K e l l e y, 9 7 1 - 2 9 6 5 .
Considerably higher utiliz~ion of the new
150 is expected and it is hoped that members
will take greater care to keep it in good
c o n d i t i o n . ~ t e s w i l l b e a n n o u n c e d l a t e r.

TELETHON
Members of National Capital Wing spent 24
h o u r s o n t e l e v i s i o n , i n l i v i n g c o l o r, d u r ing the week of August 1-8. They assisted
C h a n n e l 2 6 - W E TA d u r i n g t h e i r t e l e t h o n f o r
subscriptions to support the station which
is public television and does not carry
commercials. Seven squadrons contributed 15
members each night to man the telephones.
Seniors and cadets of the various units
t o o k c a l l s f r o m 5 P. M . t o 8 P. M . W E TA - T V a p preciated the help and NatCap appreciated
the exposure. The wing I 0 arranged for the
participation of the wing during a visit to
the station which was part of the activity
of the Region I 0 Workshop held in June at
Wing Headquarters. The wing thanks the memb e r s o f A n d r e w s , P o t o m a c , M t e Ve r n o n , O t i s sore, Fairfax, James and Flying A squadrons
who worked and did a beautiful Job.

[ISECTION SPOTLIGHT.J
There is a new department at wing headquarters and a new staff member to man it. Car tain Clifford MacGregor is now Organization
a n d D e v e l o p m s ~ t O f fi c e r. H e i s r e s p o n s i b l e
for recruiting and organizing new units for
the wing and assistance to ekisting units
who may be having organization problems.
He will also work with the new professional recruiters that National Headquarters is
providing.'Mac" was formerly commander of
the James Squadron and had built it into a
viable unit before Joining wing staff. At a
recent wing staff meeting he announced that
he had inherited all the AF-.~0TC uniforms
from the Catholic t~iversity unit that has
been disbanded. These uniforms are available to all, but sizes are limited. Por information call Captain MacGregor at 3996860. He will arrange to meet you at the
university where the uniforms are stored.
The items include class A's, female skirts
and blouses, fatigues and various other
items.

ANSWERING CADET QUESTIONS COULD HE CALLED
" A W O R D TO T H E ' W H Y ' S "

N [W BAFB C 0 M M A N D E.R,
O n a u l y 11 , 1 9 7 5 , C o l o n e l H a r r y ~ T. Ta y l o r , J r .
turned over command of the llOOth Air Base
Wing and Polling Air Force Base to Colonel
W i l l i a m A . M u r p h y. L t C o l o n e l R o l f M i t c h e l ,
N a t i o n a l C a p i t a l W i n g D e p u t y C o m m a n d e r, r e p resented the Wing at a farewell reception on
July I0 and at the change of command ceremonies July ii. During the reception, representatives of various units of the llOOth
ABW , of tenant activities and other organizations presented gifts, both humerous and
s e r i o u s t o C o l . Ta y l o r a n d h i s w i f e . C n b e half of the wing, Col.Mitchel nresented a
Civil Air Patrol Certificate of Appreciation
t o C o l . Ta y l o r f o r h i s s u p p o r t o f t h e C i v i l
Air Patrol on Boiling Air ~orce Base. '~th
the Air Force Band, the Air Force Honor
guard and three squadrons of troops formed
on the parade grounds, The Under Secretary
of the Air Force, Major General Maurice 2.
R e i l l y, C o m m a n d e r, H e a d q u a r t e r s C o m m a n d ,
C o l o n e l Ta y l o r a n d C o l o n e l M u r p h y ~ r e e s corted to the r~de~ng stand for the offlc~al change of command. Genera] ReJlly
p r e s e n t e d t h e ! e g i o n o f M e r i t t o C o l . Ta y l o r
for outstanding ~erformance of duty durdng
the three years he was stat~cned at Bolling.
As a final ~esture of apnreciat~on, Col.
Ta y l o r g a v e a l l ~ r s o n n e l t h e r e s t o f t h e
day off. He then turned over command to Col.
N u r o h y. A t t h e c o n c l ~ i s i o n o f a s p e c t a c u l a r
performance of precision dril] maneuvers by
t h e A i r Y o r c e D r ~ ] l Te a m , t h e b a n d , h o n o r
g u a r d a n d t r o o p s m a s s e d i n r e v i e w. A s a
s e n d o f f , t h e b a n d p l a y e d " T h e Ye l l o w ~ s e
O f Te x a s " f o r C o l . Ta y l o r w h o w i l l a s s u m e
c o m m a n d o f K e l l y A F B i n S ~ A n t o n i o , Te x a s .
In congratulating Col. ~urphy upon assumption of command, Lt. Col. ~!itchel pledged
t h e s u p p o r t o f N a t i o n a l C a p ~ l v. i n g .

iThe WINGTIPS is an official publication of
!National Capital Wing,Civil Air Patrol,OMR
i B o x 4 2 8 , B o l l i n g A F B , Wa s h . D . C .
!Opinions expressed herein do not reflect
ithose of National Headquarters,Civil Air
: Patrol.

SERVICE WITH PR ID_E IN
NATIONAL CAPITAL WING

COMMANDERS CORNER
Those of you who have read Commanders Corner in past issues of WINGT£PS m~ ght think
I a m r e p e a t i n g m y s e l f . Yo u r r i g h t a n d l ' m
doing so in order to get the message across,
We're looking good at this midway point of
1975. Number 4 in the nation, number 2 in
the region and number i in I 0 in the nati o n . H o w e v e r, w e s t i l l h a v e s i x m o r e m o n t h s
to go and this is not the time to let down.
Progress is being made in a lot of areas.
Three new squadron commanders have been appointed, the aircraft fleet is being revised, a new assistant for cadet programs
has been arpointed, our encampment went
well and we met our quota for first timers.
With all this for~ard motion I think of
those who are working so hard to achieve it.
Then I think of all those who don't contribute their share and of those who don't
contribute a+J all. I thank those who do so
much. I invite those who do a little to do
more and I suggest that those who contribute nothing and obviously don't care about
the Wing go to Level IV and become members
at large. As a quasi-military organ~ zation,
we must be more and more professional in
our CAP Jobs and we must think management.
The reward and satisfaction you get out of
your Job will reflect exactly what you put
into it. A team is only as good as its weakest llnk, so if your going to count yourself
as one of National Capital Wings team, do
your part and do it well so that in December I can report standings as good and hopef u l l y b e t t e r t h a n w e h a v e n o w.
CHAELES X. SURACI,Cmdr.

DRILL TEAM

FALC ON AWARD
Captain Harry Harting, Potomac Squadron,was
recently awarded the Falcon Award in the offi c e o f M a j o r G e n e r a l M . R . R e i l l y, C o m m a n d e r
Headquarters Command, Polling AFB. Also in
a t t e n d a n c e w e r e C o l . S u r a c i , W i n g C m d r. , ~ T C .
M i t c h e l , D e p . W i n g C m d r . a n d M a j o r E d K e l l e y,
P o t o m a c S q u a d r o n C o m m a n d e r. C a p t a i n H a t t i n g
attends Georgetown University and is a member of AF-HOTC.

AEROSPACE AWARDS
Tw o m e m b e r s o f G r i s s o m S q u a d r o n r e c e i v e d t h e
Orover Loening Aerospace Award at a recent
awards night held at Grissom headquarters.
C o l . J o n H i l l , C m d r. M E R , p r e s e n t e d t h e c e r t i fi c a t e s t o C a p t a i n L a u r a K e e n e y, s d n . a d m i n
o f fi c e r, a n d L t . K e n C a i n , s d n . I O . B o t h a t .
tended Staff College this year which is required to complete Level III senior tradning

CADET ACTIVITY
With the advent of smmner also comes selection boards, for Cadet Special Actlvities. A
time that most cadets work hard for all
year in order to qualify for selection. The
following National Capital Wing Cadets were
chosen to attend 1975"Speciml Acts".
COS-- R o s e a n n e P r e s t i p i n o , F a i r f a x
Robert Downs, Andrews
Christopher Bologna, Flying A
M S O P - J a m e s K a h l e r, A n d r e w s
A FA S C - G r e g o r y C o s g r o v e , O r i s s o m
AT C F C - S p e n c e r F r i n k , F l y i n g A

The Wing drdll competition w~s held on June
7,1975. Fairfax Composite Sqdn. took first
place with a mixed (male and female) team
under the leadership of team leader C/Lt.
Karen ~nos. Fairfax represented the ~ng
at the Region Comoetltion on June 21 at And r e w s A F P. A l l s e v e n w i n g s p a r t i c i p a t e d a n d
NatCap placed fourth. The winners were No.
Carolina who will represent the region in
the National Competition in Sept. at Dallas.
No.Carollna ~won the National Championship
last year and we wish them well in the 1975
comoetltion.

FA A C O P - J o s e p h H a m i l t o n , F a l r f a x
SFOC- Karen Manos, Fairfax
AFLCOP- Steven Gwlazdowski,Fairfax
The following senior members attended Nat.
Staff College.
C a p t a i n L a u r a K e e n e y, O r i s s o m
Lt. Ken Cain, Grissom
Captain Marion Hess, Wing Staff

PROMOTIONS
coalrat tions to the tonowin =,nior

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All ha~s been promoted since January 197~.
M i e h a e l W. S t o c k h a u N n , ~ - C s p t .
Potomac
Harry L.Har~ng, C~-Capt.
Pot~,ac
Elliott B.Grollean, 2Lt-lLt.
Andrews
Wheaton-Sil Spr
,Kevin ~.Alexandrla, S~-C~
Chas .Young
Ti u o % h y J . H a ~ r ~ u n , S M - ~
Chas .Young
A l f r e d O J ( o y e r, M a J - L t C o l .
WAng
J m a e o D . C a r r, 2 L t - l L t .
Andrews
Va u g h n H . A l l e x , C ~ - I L t .
T,,'h~t~m-.Stl Spr
Nark I.He88, S~-C~
Fa~rfax
l a r o e c a T. S w L I a , 2 L t - ] l t .
n ag,
Lot~se Fluher', 2Lt-iLt.
n Aag A
~avAd L. Phillipe~k~Lt-.l?.t.
Fair fax
Jm W. urton, S -2Lt.
Jaaeo
K'~-I E.Kau~sm,SM-2Lt.
A n ~
H a r o l d LTa y l o r, M a J - L t C o l .
WAng
/~bert M.Rusell,Sa-2Lt.
Belling Field
~ M.W,nmuLker, SN-2Lt.
A n ~
Ee'~Un' L~~~ C~0 -2Lt.
Andrew
A . ~ , ~ - ~ l t .
Andrew
James. R.Sumee,Sm-2Lt.
Anaren
,~T.(kDrmL'l, lo Matthews,~[-2Lt.
Jame|
hoaton
J o h n H . . P o r ~ r, C ~ - I L t .
Spr
John B.Flsh~e,~-Lt Col.
Fa~rn=
Do ro~ .I ,Holibaue~ ~-2Lt.
Potcsac
,~ard T ;Waddlngton,S~-W~
Bolling
O o b ~ A . P e t t y, I - ~ l t .
;~aaee
EIAubeth Ba~te~, S~-~Lt.
James
Deaald
Col.
~heat~ Sll S~r
l~be~t L.Seheln, ~-ll;t.
Petesac
W.~ba~ver~ILt-Capt.
East Capitol
Tee~e W.Ha~e8, SM-~Lt.
East Capitol
Kelth E.Dave~por~, SM-Gapt
Ben
I~'k C JIeKan, S~-l~t.
Belling
.Rsba O.Stltk,NaJ-Lt Col.
WAng
~h M-Turaer~Lt-ILt.
ga~e|

DID YOU KNOW ?
A fi l m i s a v a i l a b l e f r o m N a t i o n a l Tr a n s p o r tation Safety Board called ~ Night On Jack
R a b b i t M e s a " . I t s g o o d G RT m a t e r i a l . Wr i t e
N~.I S-NTSB
PO Box 17226
Dulles Int. AP
Wash.D.C. 2OO~I

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WING GREETS NEW LO
Wing Headquarters was recently maid a visit
Colonel John K.Schroeder Jr. USAF accompan i e d b y C o l o n e l O a r o l d B e c k U S A F, ~ 0 , C o l .
Schroeder will assu~e the chief lJasson most
September 1,1975 at the time of Col. Beck's
retirement. Col. Schroeder comes to Merlo
from Headquarters Command,BA~ where he has
served since May,1972. ~.~h~le at ~eadCom,he
was Director Plans and ~ rocrams, Inspector
G e n e r a l a n d m o s t r e c e n t l y, C h i e f o f S t a f f .
Prior to college he served as an enlJ sted
man in the U.S. Army for 22 months. Upon
graduation from college he Joined t~e Air
F o r c e i n S e p t e m b e r, 1 9 5 2 . H i s fl y i n g a c t i v i t y
includes Jets,~rop's and most recently trans
port aircraft which he flew actively until
Feb.1975. With Merlo, he will be back in
light aircraft which he is looking forward
to since he instructed in Aero Commanders
and Cessna 310 during 1957-58. Col. Schroeder soloed in a light plane with skis in
his home state of Nalne. ~rs. Schroeder is
former Canadian Naval Officer whose Job
dealt with anti submarine warfare tactics
and publ~cations. She presently is employed
on capitol hill. The seven Schroeder children range in age from 24 to II. The oldest
boy is a Lt. in the IOlst airborne division
i n K e n t u c k y. T h r e e o f t h e s e v e n a r e s t i l l
at home. Col. 5chroeder volunteered for his
new position as chief liasson officer CAPUSAF/MER and comes to us well versed in CAP
which comes under Headqtrs.Command. He is
familiar with the three sided mission of
CAP but confesses that the one he thinks he
will enjoy the most is the cadet program.
National Capital Wing wishes him well in hie
new Job.

P H 0 T 0 EXCURSION
Six National Cap. %~ng Cadets had the unique
experience of participating in ~ photographic
mission conducted by CAP headquarters personnel during the recent IACE,Washington Phase.
Representing Potomac Squadron were C/B Kevin
Nolig, Rhonda Rollg and Anthony Rutherfordtand
Andrews Squadron provided Denise Gillespie,
Janice Shaw and Alan Morisato. They were met
a t t h e Q u a l i t y I n n , F r i d a y, A u g . ] , b y M r. J a m e s
Johnson, Aud~o-v~suals deDt.Naxwell AFB and
M / S g t . R u s s B r o u n , U S A F, s t a f f p h o t o g r a p e r C A P U S A F, M a x w e l l A F B . T h e y p r o c e e d e d t o N t . Ve r n o n
where pictures were taken in various parts of
the grounds and the mansion. After lunch, they
proceeded to ~;ashington National Cathedral and
posed for many pictures showing various aspecte
of the Cathedral and grounds. Cn Aug.2, they
went to the Capitol, the l'~hite House and Kennedy Center and Dosed in outstanding shots of
t h e s e l a n d m a r k s . M r. J o h n s c n e x p l a i n e d t h a t t h e
p u r r, o s e o f t h : i s m i s s i o n w a s t o p r o v i d e p ~ c t u z ' e ~
cf the :Jashin~ton s~tes that fore~ gn cadets
who ~artSc~nate in IACF would see. Cur ca(~ets
were actually acting as stand-ins. The pictures
~5]] be made into a brochure which wSll be ddstrSb~?ted to the various countries that send
o : ~ e t s t o t h i s c o u n t r y. T h e y w i l l a l s o b e u s e d
~n fuLure literature and printed materiel prov ~ d e d b y N a t i o n a l H e a d q u a r t e r s . M r. J o h n s o n
sa~ d that each cadet who participated will be
reciev~ng a certificate of appreciation from
National Headqtrs.

CAP/USAF WEDDING

YOU!AND THE BICENTENNIAL
Many of us are looking forward to 1976 to
celebrate our B~centennial. Did you know
that the official celebration started last
March? Plans are being made for the wing to
participate in several events in Washington
next summer and 5 f the squadrons are using
CAP-OFLAN 17-76, they too are planning to
Dart~c~pate in their local celebrations. We
will, as usual, utilize our cadets because
they always perform to our credit but isn't
~t t~me that ALL wing members do their part?
Yo u h a v e o n l y o n e c h a n c e t o c e l e b r a t e a B i centennial. There will never be another and
all the commissions and administrations
can't celebrate it for you. How can all our
members be part of NatCap's Bicentennial
e f f o r t s ~ Ve r y s i m p l y. D I S P L AY O U R F L A G . N o t
j u s t o n M e m o r i a l D a y o r 4 t h o f J u l y, b u t
e v e r y d a y. C a l l i t O P E R AT I O ~ F LY T H E F L A G i f
you want, but let's get together and do it
t o w i s h o u r c o u n t r y h a p p y b i r t h d a y. C a n y o u
celebrate Christmas without a tree? Let's
celebrate our 200 th birthday with the flag,
be it on your house, on your car or in your
lapel. The coupon below is provided for
those of you who may not have a flag or emb l e m a n d w h o m a y w a n t t o o b t a i n o n e . Yo u
will note that it is sanctioned by the Bicentennial Society and is in no way connected to the wing.
A s y o u r % ~ n g i n f o r m a t i o n o f fi c e r, I a m
char~ed with the duty of formulating Wing
Bicentennial activities. I urge you all to
J o i n i n o u r e f f o r t s . D I S P L AY Y O U R F L A G .

A CAP-USAF wedding took place on August 2,1975
5n the chapel at Boiling ~ir Force Base.lt.Col
R e b a C . S t l t h , C A P a n d M a j o r ~ c h a r d W. L o n g , U S A I ~
CAP were married by Chaplain,Captain Roquemore
U S A F. T h e b r i d e i s O i r e c ~ o r o f S e n i o r P r o g r a m ,
N a t i o n a l C a p i t a l W i n g . S h e J o i n e d C A P i n Te n n .
as a cadet in 1960 and holds the Gill Robb
Wilson Award.She is also a member of the Air
National Guard, a Staff Sgt. in the security
police, and is employed by the National Guard
Bureau. Major Long is a veteran of the Air
Force for twenty two years, ten as an enlisted
m a n a n d 1 2 a s a n o f fi c e r. H e i s s t a t i o n e d a t
t h e P e n t a g o n a s a S t a ff M a i n t e n a n c e O f fi c e r.
He recently Joined National Capital Wing and
s e r v e s o n W i n g S t a ff a s a s s t . D i r. S e n i o r
Programs. Guests attending the ceremony included friends and fellow Air Force, National
Guard and Civil Air Patrol members. The couple
w i l l r e s i d e i n F a i r f a x C o u n t y, Va . T h e W i n g
wishes them the very best in the years to
c o m e

Mar~on E.Hess, I O/NCW
MMMKM~M~MMM

clo U. S. Bicentennial Society
Quantity

Cost

I "m
A1. Home Flag Set(s) @ $995
A 2 Flag without Accessories @ $7.76
A 3 . Flag Window Sticker(s) @ $ .35(any 3 for $1 )
B. Bicentennial Bumper Strip(s) @ $ .50
C Bicentennial Lapel Pin(s) @ $1,00
Postage and Handling
Enclosed is my check or money order for $__

Name
Address
City
.State
Residents of Virginia add 4% sales tax.
Please make checks payable to U.S. Bicentennial Society.

Zip.__

NEW

COMMANDER'S

WE MADE IT~ WAR EAGLE'".
By V~rginia Noa,lO

What we made was CAP National Staff College at
Maxwell AFB. Since the Civil Air Patrol is an
Tw o s q u a d r o n s h a v e n e w S q u a d r o n C o m m a n d e r s .
integral part of the Air Force, this school
Columbia Cadet Squadron command has been ashas been patterned after the Air University ed.
sumed by Major Thurston Staples, formerly of
ucational system which uses various teaching
Wing Staff. Major Sta~les is no stranger to
a n d l e a r n i n g t e c h n i q u e s , i n d i v l d u a l s t u d y, r e the duties of a squadron commander having
search and writing:lectures delivered to the
been commander of the old Syphax Sqdn. and
entire student body;and seminars made up of
Cedar Knoll Sqdn. prior to his Joining k~Lng
smsAl groups.
S t a ff ~ s s a f e t y o f fi c e r. H e h a s b e e n a m e m The seminar is one of prdmary teaching and
ber of CAP since 1953.His first action ~Lth
learning devices and is two-fold:l) to create
his new squadron ~as relocation to Church of
an environment to facilitate learning and to
t h e I n c a r n a t i o n , 8 8 0 E a s t e r n Av e . Wa s h . D . C .
inorove thinking and problem so!ving;2)to enawhere they meet on Wed. nights at 7:30. He
ble persons with extensive and varying backhas acquired 5 new senior members and 3 new
~rounds to share their knowledge in discussion
cadets. We look for big happenings from Coland through the study and discussion to contri~ n b i a C a d e t S q u a d r o n a n d i t ' s n e w c o m m a n d e r.
bute to the common education of all part~ci~
Fairfax Composite Squadron has also changed
pants.
command with it's former commander and coThe purpos e of CAP National Staff College is
founder once a~in at the helm. Major Fred
to prenare selected CAP off~ cers to better exHess has returned to,where his heart never
ecute the delegated and implied duties and rereally left, his cadets. Major Hess has most
sponsibilities associated with command and
recently been associated with Congressional
staff positions, to provide leadership and manSquadron. Prior to that, he served on Wing
gement training, and to present concepts,meStaff as E S Officer and Plans and Programs
thods and ideas which will enable them to~ betO f fi c e r. W i t h t h e a d v e n t o f t h i s s c h o o l y e a r,
ter accomolish this mission.It ~s to assist in
the squadron will lose most of its older cadeveloping a cadre of leaders and managers to
dets who are leaving for college. However
~ccomFlish the vast tasks involved.
Major Hess feels that with the four new MiThe currictulum is divided into four areas:admtchels recently awarded, he will have an adinistration,communication skills, group dynamics
equate base for a new command staff dtu~ ng
and management leadership. As soon as we arthe rebuilding process. The byword at Fairrived at Maxwell, we were given course material
fax now is " a squadron on the move" and we
and assigned to a suecific seminar group. The
wish Major Hess and the squadron good luck
selection of these groups was at random but
in the future.
each groupcontained a cross-section of the coun
t r y, a l l w i t h d ~ f f e r e n t b a c k g r o u n d s a n d a p proaches to life. During those seven days each
~ro~ worked as a unit. ~e experienced all the
I had intended writing an article on National
h u m a n e m o t i o n s : l o v e , a n g e r, J o y a n d s o r r o w. W e
Staff Colle~e and my reflections on it; but
became totm]ly involved in the task we had to
when I recieved the fol]owSng article from the eerform and no passive participation was alWa r E a g l e S q u a d r o n c o l u m n 5 n t h e O p e ! ~ k a - A u lowed.At the banquet there were tears as we
burn News, written by one of the members of
said "goodbye" for we all knew that it was un"seminar 14" in which I had participated, I
likely we wo~Id meet again.
decided that it said it all far better than I
To g i v e y o u a b e t t e r i d e a o f h o w i n t e n s e t h i s
could say it.l would like to add that next
course was, this was a nine-week course conyear Staff College is planned for four regions
densed into seven days.We started at 7:30 A.M.
Middle East hosting this area.l would encoura n d fi n i s h e d a t 9 P. M . w i t h o n l y S a t u r d a y E v e .
age attendance by as many of our members as is
off.Fach seminar had to prepare a position papossible.lt is an outstanding experience.
per(oral and written) and most of us were hard
at work until two and three in the A.M.Everyone who attended agreed that it was the most
My thanks to It.Virginia Noa,lO,War Eagle
Squadron,Auburn,Ala.lt. Noa had a smoking
satisfying and rewarding seven days ever spent
typewriter and less sleep of any of the memand in fact,it was an experience that it is
bers of "seminar 14" What would we have dome
hard to explaln since it involved as much as
w i t h o u t y o u Wa r E a g l e ?
they had given. The challenge of learning was
Marion E.Hess,IO,Ed.
most refreshing and all that remains is WA~R
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EDITORIAL

NASM On Schedule.

To Open July 4, 1976
stored by Eastern employees with assistance
from the cadets on weekends. The aircraft
" Silver Falcon" will be a part of the comm e r c i a l a v i a t i o n d i s p l a y. O t h e r g a l l e r i e s
now in nroduction have titles like General
Aviation, Satellites and Space Probes,
Wo r l d Wa r I I Av i a t i o n , Ve r t i c l e F l i g h t , t h e
Hall of Air Transportation (DO-3 is in this
one) and Space Hall.
The Smithsonian has been an enthusiastic
supporter of flight since the days of Lincoln. It sponsored a balloon ascension, on
the site where the Arts and Industries
Building now stands, which helped get the
Union Balloon Corps established. In more
recent times, it was an early financial
b a c k e r o f D r. P ~ b e r t G o d d a r d , t h e r o c k e t p i .
o n e e r. ~ i t h a h e r i t a g e l i k e t h i s , o n e w o u l d
expect the Smthsonian to be an enthusiastic
Smithsonian Photo
advocate of a national air and space museum
A view looking East of the new National Air and Space Museum
as has been the case since Senator Jennings
R a n d o l p h ( D - W VA ) fi r s t i n t r o d u c e d t h e i d e a
One of the most exciting attractions for some
to congress in 1946. With support from
4~,000,0OO visitors expected to visit ~,ashingothers such as Senator Barry Goldwater( Rton,~.C, during bicentennial year' 1976, will be
A R I Z ) a n d G e n e r a l " H a p " A r n o l d , U S A F, p r e .
the Smithsouian Air and Space Museum located beliminary funding provided the warehouse
tween hth and 7th Streets and Independence Ave.
complex at Silver Hill. The bicentennial
Cn July 1,]975, the muse~n will offic~aSly Join
year provided impetus to bring the idea to
the eleven other landmarks that make u~ the stewfruition.
a r d s h ~ p o f t h e S m i t h s o n i a n i n s t i t u t i o n . Tw e n t y
A f t e r a c c e p t i n g t h e - b u i l d i n g i n J u l y, w o r k
two exhibit halls will house the history of aviw i l l c o m m e n c e o n m o u n t i n g t h e e x h i b i t s . M r.
%tion from Fre-: itty Hawk to Apo!lo-Soyuz..l theF r e d e r i c k C . D u r a n t , A s s t . D i r. - A s t r o n a u t i c s
atre with a five story high movie screen for speinformed a group of CAP members,during the
cially developed spectac~Llar presentations, a
recent IO Workshop, that when this is comspacearium, donated by the GerNmn ~overn~ent,plus
pleted the museum will be open to the puba l i b r a r y, a c a f e t e r i a a n d g a r a g e a r e i n c l u d e d i n
lic with the formal dedication taking place
the building which embodies the latest in modern
on July 4,1976.
museu~ techni ques.
There will be parking facilities, underMichael Collins, Apollo ll astronaut-and direcground, for 400 automobiles at nominal rate~
tor of the musemn, hms been a moving force in the
and easy access to the building. It is exrealization of this twenty year dream. The exhipected to be a must item on the agenda of
bits have been conceived to display the museum's
bicentennial celebrants. Its all there unimpressive collection of major historical artider one roof, from DaVinci to Concorde,from
facts, ranging from early pre- Wright models to
Chinese Rockets to space stations, all that
the latest spacecraft. Many of these have been
ham gone into making the world the small
stored,in warehouses at Silver Hill,Md., in varp l a c e i t i s t o d a y.
i o u s s t a g e s o f d i s a r r a y. M o m e n t s o f a v i a t i o n h i s tory lying dormant awaiting their time to ree m e r g e f u l l y r e s t o r e d f o r p o s t e r i t y. C a d e t s o f
Flying A Cadet Squadron have been privileged to
have been a part of one of the restorations. The
second DC-3 off the assembly line,donated to the
museum by Eastern Air Lines, was recently re-

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