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Tennessee Wing
Civil Air Patrol

Wing History
2013

Prepared by
Capt Jill Halcomb Smith, CAP
Wing Historian

Reviewed by

Tennessee Wing, Civil Air Patrol
United States Air Force Auxiliary
2441 East General Aviation Drive
Alcoa, Tennessee 37701

Col Bill Lane, Commander

Table of Contents
Chapter 1

Introduction, Mission, and Assets

Chapter 2

Communications and Emergency Services

Chapter 3

Cadet and Special Activities

Chapter 4

Other Activities

Chapter 5

Special Mention

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Chapter 1
Introduction, Mission, and Assets
During 2013, the Tennessee Wing of the Civil Air Patrol Excellent in its voluntary
service to America, through several Venues: Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs,
Emergency Services, Communications, and special activities, namely, the Wreaths
Across America project.
As of January that year, Wing Headquarters moved to the old Cherokee Building
in Alcoa,Tennessee, on the grounds of the McGhee-Tyson Airport. A grant was
secured from the Tennessee Aeronautics Division1 in September for the renovation of
the building.2

Wing Squadrons
Tennessee Wing HQ Squadron

TN 000

Tennessee Wing HQ

TN 001

Legislative Squadron

TN 999

The Wing consists of four Headquarter Groups:

HQ-Group I-LTC Bill Renaud, Commander, TN 128
Kingsport Composite Squadron

TN 004;

Knoxville Composite Squadron 1

TN 008;

Greeneville Composite Squadron

TN 015;

Morristown Composite Squadron

TN 019;

Knoxville Senior Squadron

TN 087


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
2


 Email
 of
 March
 20,
 2014
 from
 Tennessee
 Wing
 Headquarters
 (hereafter
 referred
 to
 as
 “TNWG
 HQ”).
 

 Email
 of
 March
 5,
 2014,
 TNWG
 HQ.
 

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Sevier County Flight

TN 093

McGhee-Tyson Composite Squadron

TN 148

Oak Ridge Composite Squadron

TN 170

HQ Group II-LTC Jack Mullinax TN 017
Tullahoma Composite Squadron

TN 036

Cleveland Composite Squadron

TN 173

Rhea County Composite Squadron

TN 176

Chattanooga Composite Squadron

TN 187

Choo Choo Senior Squadron

TN 192

Cumberland Composite Squadron

TN 393

(TN 393 moved from Group 3 to Group 2 in 2013.)3

HQ Group III- Majo Raymond Rader TN 153
Smyrna Composite Squadron

TN 005

Berry Field Composite Squadron 56

TN 056

Middle Tennessee Senior Squadron

TN 133

Sumner County Cadet Squadron 16

TN 160

Murfreesboro Composite Squadron

TN 162

Music City Cadet Squadron

TN 185

Hendersonville Cadet Squadron

TN 191

Williamson County Cadet Squadron

TN 193


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3


 Communication
 from
 Vice
 Commander
 LTC
 Arlinda
 Bailey,
 March
 12,
 2013.
 


 

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HQ Group IV-Capt Rodney Wilson TN 122
Henry County Composite Squadron

TN 080

Millington Composite Squadron

TN 014

Jackson Madison County Senior SQDN

TN 119

Lewis County Cadet Squadron

TN 189

Hardeman County Cadet Squadron

TN 194

Everett-Stewart Composite Squadron

TN 195

The Tennessee Wing Staff consists of:
Col Bill Lane, Commander
LTC Arlinda Bailey, Vice Commander
LTC James Lawson, Chief of Staff
LTC Dent Young, Wing Inspector General
LTC Louis Piche, Wing Assistant Inspector General
LTC Bill Holt, Director of Safety
LTC Vernon Prevatt, Homeland Security/CD Officer
Capt Pete Crawford, Director of Stan Eval
LTC Bill Dritt, Director of Operations
Maj Rob Borsari, Director of Emergency Services/IT
1LT John MacLean, Director of Communications
Maj Marty Nix, Disaster Relief Officer
Capt Robin Olsen, Director of Public Affairs
Capt Wayne Freieslaben, Maintenance Officer-Aircraft
LTC Montille Warren, Advisor to the Commander
LTC Randy Stripling, Communications Training Officer
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LTC Gary Lynn, Director of Aerospace Education
1Lt Paul Lewis, External Aerospace Education Officer
Capt Richard Dyer, Drug Demand Reduction Officer
LTC Roger Middleton, Director of Cadet Programs
LTC Arlinda Bailey, Director of Logistics
Maj Louis Moore, Transportation Officer
Maj Brian Hughes, Director of Professional Development and Personnel
Capt Bill Pfeifer, Director of Finance
Maj Deanna Allman, Critical Incident Stress Management
LTC Harrell L. Cobb, Wing Chaplain
LTC Ralph Bard, Legal Officer
LTC (Doctor) Kenneth Miller, Jr., Health Services Officer
Capt Scott Alley, Director of Administration
Capt Jill Halcomb Smith, Wing Historian
LTC Bill Renaud, Group 1 Commander
LTC Jack Mullinax, Group 2 Commander
Maj Ray Rader, Group 3 Commander
Maj Booth Outlan, Group 4 Commander.4

Wing assets include nine powered aircraft and two gliders. These are used for
missions, training, and cadet orientation flights. The following is a list of the aircraft tail
numbers and their assigned group:
N1354E

Group 1

N342BA

Glider5


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Information
 obtained
 from
 the
 TNWG,
 CAP,
 Wing
 Staff
 website.
 

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N371CP

Group 2

N428BA

Glider

N428CP

Group 3

N453CA

Group 3

N4814C

Group 3

N739CP

Group 1

N826CP

Group 4

N905CP

Group 1

N9987H

Group 26


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Most
 glider
 activity
 is
 based
 at
 THA
 (Tullahoma).
 
 Email
 from
 Vice
 Commander
 LTC
 Arlinda
 Bailey,
 Mar
 8
 2014.
 

 “Tennessee
 Wing
 Civil
 Air
 Patrol
 Aircraft
 Tail
 Numbers,”
 document
 from
 TNWG
 HQ.
 

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Chapter 2
Communications and Emergency Services
Capt Jeffrey Gebhart served as Director of Communications for 2013. The
Tennessee Wing retained 10 VHF repeaters in the following locations:
1-Nashville
2-Sevierville
3-Memphis
4-Humbolt
5-Kingsport
6-Dayton
7-Lewisburg
8-Cookeville
9-Sewanee
10-Camden

Their capabilities consisted of four HF-ALE Base Stations and two HF-ALE
Remote Deployment Kits. In addition to the aforementioned repeaters, there were
fifteen VHF Base stations, eighty-seven Mobile VHF stations, and forty-two portable
VHF radios. USF ISR radios were used by various members throughout the wing.7
A Wing-wide communications exercise was conducted in May.8 Group IV
conducted a Ground Team Exercise (GTX) during the period of February 22nd through
February 24th at Big Hill Pond State Park.9 Cold weather readiness and overnight
sustained operations were the chief areas of instruction.10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7


 Email
 of
 Mar
 3,
 2014
 from
 Capt
 Jeffrey
 Gebhart.
 

 Ibid.
 
9

 “Group
 IV
 [sic]
 GTX
 Big
 Hill
 Pond,”
 TNWG
 website.
 
8

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In March of 2013, a non-SAREX Emergency Services School was held. It was
tasked as Mission Number 13-T-4740. The concentration of the school was classroom
instruction and “simulation technologies.” The school was conducted in five “tracks,”
those being G1000 Mission Observer, Mission Operator, Ground Branch Director, Air
Operations Branch Director, and Section Chief.11
A coordinated exercise between the Tennessee Emergency Management
Agency (TEMA) and the Tennessee Wing (among Other agencies) was held in June
201312 in Waverly.13 This multi-state exercised concerned the possibility of a major
earthquake along the New Madrid fault line, and Tennessee’s emergency response to
the possible disaster.
A SAREX (Search and Rescue Exercise) was held at the Group I Headquarters
at McGhee-Tyson Airport in Knoxville, From May 31st through June 3rd. It was
previously scheduled for earlier in May, but was delayed [WHY?]14
Thirty-five members participated in the SAREX, and five aircraft flew several
highbird and GIIEP/Photo sorties. N1354E experienced mechanical problems, which
were addressed. In addition to the normal training in the specialties of Air, Ground, and
Mission Staff, this SAREX included GEIIP procedures, at the same time as the
Tennessee National Guard.15
An Emergency Services School was held in Sparta during the period of March
8th through the 11th.16 In spite of poor weather, the Smyrna Emergency Services School
went on as scheduled, with seventy-one Wing members participating. Three

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Tennessee
 Wing
 Emergency
 Services
 Data
 Burst,
 February
 5,
 2013.
 

 “Tennessee
 Wing
 ES
 School.”
 
 From
 the
 TNWG
 website,
 March
 3,
 2013.
 
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 “TEMA
 TNCAT
 2k13,”
 TNWG
 website.
 
13

 TNWG
 ES
 Data
 Burst,
 February
 5,
 2013.
 
14

 “Group
 1
 SAREX
 17
 to
 19
 May-­‐Air,
 Ground,
 Mission
 Base
 Staff
 Training
 Available,”
 May
 10,
 2013,
 TNWG
 website.
 
15

 “Knoxville
 SAREX
 rescheduled
 to
 May
 31-­‐June
 3,”
 TNWG
 website,
 May
 26,
 2013.
 
16

 Tennessee
 Wing
 ES
 Data
 Burst,
 February
 5,
 2013.
 
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aircraft were used, with some flying highbird and/or GIIEP/photo sorties. The
Tennessee National Guard and the Rutherford County Emergency Management
Agency observed the mission.17 Participating aircraft were ferried to the site.18
In May 2013 a 121.5 ELT was found at the airport in Hohenwald, near
Centerville, by Wing aircrew and ground teams. Another ELT was located in Memphis,
where a 406 mhz pinging transmitter was located by members of a Group 3 ground
team.
The ELT was found inside a parked FedEx truck. In June, an ELT was located in
Nashville.

An aircraft from the TNWG reported hearing an active ELT while flying over

Nashville.19
Additional SAREXs and other Emergency Services training Events continued
through December 29th of 2013.20


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17


 Ibid,
 April
 2013,
 

 Ibid,
 June-­‐December
 2013.
 
19

 Tennessee
 Wing
 ES
 Data
 Burst,
 May
 2013.
 
20

 Ibid,
 June-­‐December
 2013.
 
18

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Chapter 3
Cadet and Special Activities.
Several cadets supplied Squadron Color Guards across the state, trouping the
colors for local events. Civil Air Patrol color guards also participated in state-sponsored
events.
Nationally, the Tennessee Wing Drill Team took first place in all events during
various Southeast Region competitions, and won first place at the National Cadet
Competition, conducted at Dayton, Ohio.21 The following cadets made up the cadre:
Schwarzentraub, Paul
Dickerson, Abigail
Brinegar, Casey
Dickerson, Anna
Samuelson, Kari
Dickerson, Rachel
Kiedrowski, Michael
Dickerson, Samuel
Brinegar, Joshua
Clara, Ian
Schwahn, Thomas
Brinegar, Timothy
Walker, Adam
Wreyford, Stewart22
Cadets from Murfreesboro Composite Squadron provided a color guard for the

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21


 Tennessee
 Wing
 Cadet
 Programs
 Activities
 Report-­‐2013,
 “National
 Events,”
 p.
 3.
 


 

22


 Email
 from
 Jeff
 Clark,
 March
 20,
 2014.
 

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Nashville Predator’s hockey game on December 17th.23
Two cadets from the Lewis County Cadet Squadron (TN 189) were awarded the
Yeager Award.24
Cadet/Colonel Carson Scalf of Music City Cadet Squadron (TN 185) earned the
Spaatz Award in May. The award was presented to Scalf by the CAP National Vice
Commander, Brig. Gen. Joseph R. Vasques. (In January, Tennessee Wing instituted
an evaluation program to indicate that cadets were sufficiently prepared to take the
Spaatz exam.)25
Three cadets were awarded the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission Flight
Scholarships: Caleb Brinegar, Wade Seagrave, and Justin Kilgrea.26
In April, at the request of the Cadet Advisory Council, a two-day NCO academy
was conducted at McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base (ANGB). Cadets were
instructed in ????

The Tennessee Wing was host to several IACE members. Cadets

from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands spent ten days in Tennessee. Likewise,
TNWG cadets travelled to Hong Kong (C/Lt Col Carson Scalf), the United Kingdom
(C/Lt Col Korbin Niehaus), and the Netherlands (C/Lt Col Jared VerMulm).
C/Lt Col J P Schumacher received an appointment to the United States Military
Academy, West Point, New York.
One of the highlights of the year was the 2013 Tennessee Wing Summer
Encampment, held at Camp Hinsch, Tennessee (a training camp appropriated by Fort
Campbell, Kentucky, home Of the US Army’s famed 101st Airborne Division).27

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23


 “TN-­‐162
 Participate
 in
 Color
 Guard
 at
 the
 Nashville
 Predator’s
 NHL
 Game,”
 TNWG
 site,
 February
 13,
 2014.
 

 Lewis
 County
 Cadet
 Squadron
 (TN
 189)
 calendar
 year
 activity
 report,
 pp.
 1-­‐2.
 
25

 Tennessee
 Wing
 Cadet
 Programs
 Activities
 Report-­‐2013,
 p.
 1.
 
26

 Unless
 otherwise
 stated,
 all
 cadet
 information
 was
 taken
 from
 Tennessee
 Wing
 Cadet
 Programs
 Activities
 
Report-­‐2013.
 
27

 Unless
 otherwise
 indicated,
 all
 information
 about
 the
 2013
 Summer
 Encampment
 was
 obtained
 from
 the
 “After
 
Action
 Report,
 2013
 Tennessee
 Wing
 Summer
 Encampment,
 Executive
 Summary.”
 
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Chapter 4
Other Activities
Many squadrons participated in the “Wreaths Across America” project, founded
and sustained by Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington Maine. The event took
place on December 14th. Civil Air Patrol cadets and senior members served to unload
boxes of wreaths, cemetery preparation, color guard for ceremony, laying of wreaths
during the ceremony and after-ceremony clean-up.
Though participation was Wing-wide, only the records of the following squadrons
were obtained for this report:

Kingsport Composite Squadron (TN004): Mountain Home
National Cemetery-Keynote speaker-Lt. Gen. Fred McCorkle,
USMC, Ret.28
McGhee-Tyson Composite Squadron (TN 148) and Knox
Composite 1 (TN-008): Knoxville National Cemetery.29
Smyrna Composite Squadron (TN 005), (with support from
The Murfreesboro and Music City Squadrons): Stones River National Battlefield,
Murfreesboro, Rutherford County.30
Hendersonville Cadet Squadron (TN 191): Nashville National Cemetery. (1Lt
John A. Rifle, Commander of TN 191, Accompanied four cadets to a WAA ceremony in
Madison, Tennessee, on December 15, 2013.31

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28


 Memorandum
 from
 1Lt
 Jerry
 Medley,
 Kingsport
 Composite
 Squadron,
 January
 28,
 2014.
 

 Report
 from
 McGhee-­‐Tyson
 Composite
 (TN148)
 [sic],
 by
 Maj
 Louis
 Moore.
 
30

 After
 Action
 Report
 from
 Smyrna
 Composite,
 Squadron
 (TN
 005),
 from
 2Lt
 Dale
 Armour,
 Deputy
 Commander,
 to
 
LTC
 Arlinda
 Bailey.
 
31

 After
 Action
 Report,
 Hendersonville
 Cadet
 Squadron,
 from
 1Lt
 John
 A.
 Rifle,
 to
 LTC
 Arlinda
 Bailey.
 
 December
 16,
 
2013.
 
 (Although
 the
 AAR
 refers
 to
 the
 date
 of
 the
 Madison
 ceremony
 as
 being
 “15,
 Dec,
 2012….”
 [sic],
 it
 is
 obvious
 
that
 the
 correct
 date
 is
 December
 15,
 2013.)
 
29

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Morristown Composite Squadron (TN 019): Hamblen
Memorial Gardens, Morristown.32
Group II (TN 017): Chattanooga National Cemetery.33


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
32


 Group
 1
 After
 Action
 Report,
 from
 LTC
 William
 A.
 Renaud,
 to
 LTC
 Arlinda
 Bailey,
 “Summary
 from
 Group
 1
 Units,”
 
December
 20,
 2013.
 
33

 Group
 II
 (2?)
 After
 Action
 Report
 from
 LTC
 Jack
 Mullinax,
 January
 2,
 2014.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chapter 5
Special Mention
On November 9, 2014, LTC Montill Warren was inducted into the Tennessee
Aviation Hall of Fame in Murphreesboro. Warren, of Savanah, has been an active
member of the Tennessee Wing, Civil Air Patrol since 1980, and has greatly
promoted aviation in the state.

She was instrumental in building the cadet program in

the Hardin County Composite Squadron, having, at one point, more than one hundred
cadets. In 1989, Warren joined the Savannah-Hardin County Airport Commission
and soon became the chairman. In 1993, she became the airport manager, and under
her direction, many improvements were made to the facility. She was named
Tennessee Airport Manager of the Year in 1997. In 2009, Warren was awarded the
Tennessee Aeronautics Commission Award of Excellence.34


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
34

 LTC
 Montill
 Warren
 inducted
 into
 Tenn.
 [sic]
 Aviation
 Hall
 of
 Fame.”
 
 TNWG
 website.
 
 November
 
19,
 2013.
 
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