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2013 Alabama Wing History
Civil Air Patrol
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

1 January 2013 – 31 December 2013

Prepared by
Lt Col Stephen R. Howard, CAP
Wing Historian

Reviewed by

Col J. Bradford Lynn, CAP
Alabama Wing Commander

Alabama Wing Headquarters
810 Willow Street
Maxwell AFB, Alabama

Table of Contents
1. Cover Page
2. Table of Contents
3. Civil Air Patrol Missions
4. Map of Alabama
5. Gubernatorial Proclamation
6. List of 2013 Alabama Wing Units
7. Homeland Security Interest
8. List of 2013 Wing Awards
9. Aerospace Education Overview
10. Cadet Programs Overview
11. Emergency Services/ Operations Overview
12. 2013 Calendar of Events

MISSION’S OF CIVIL AIR PATROL
Aerospace Education
CAP's aerospace education efforts focus on two different audiences: volunteer CAP members
and the general public. The programs ensure that all CAP members (seniors and cadets) have an
appreciation for and knowledge of aerospace issues. To advance within the organization,
members are required to participate in the educational program. Aerospace educators at CAP's
National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., provide current materials that reflect the
highest standards of educational excellence. Aerospace education is divided into two parts:
internal and external.
The internal aerospace education program has two parts as well: cadet and senior. Cadets
complete aerospace education as one of the requirements to progress through the achievement
levels of the cadet program. Senior members have a responsibility to become knowledgeable of
aerospace issues and the AE program that CAP provides. They are further encouraged to share
the information obtained with their local communities and school systems.
CAP's external aerospace programs are conducted through our nation's educational system. Each
year, CAP sponsors many workshops in states across the nation, reaching hundreds of educators
and thereby thousands of young people. These workshops highlight basic aerospace knowledge
and focus on advances in aerospace technology. CAP's aerospace education members receive
more than 20 free aerospace education classroom materials.

Cadet Programs
While there are many youth oriented programs in America today, CAP's cadet program is unique
in that it uses aviation as a cornerstone. Thousands of young people from 12 years through age
21 are introduced to aviation through CAP's cadet program. The program allows young people
to progress at their own pace through a 16-step program including aerospace education,
leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership. Cadets compete for academic
scholarships to further their studies in fields such as engineering, science, aircraft mechanics,
aerospace medicine, meteorology, as well as many others. Those cadets who earn cadet officer
status may enter the Air Force as an E3 (airman first class) rather than an E1 (airman basic).
Whatever your interests-survival training, flight training, photography, astronomy-there's a place
for you in CAP's cadet program. Each year, cadets have the opportunity to participate in special
activities at the local, state, regional or national level. Many cadets will have the opportunity to
solo fly an airplane for the first time through a flight encampment or academy. Others will enjoy
traveling abroad through the International Air Cadet Exchange Program. Still others assist at
major air shows throughout the nation.

Emergency Services
Growing from its World War II experience, the Civil Air Patrol has continued to save lives and
alleviate human suffering through a myriad of emergency-services and operational missions.

Search and Rescue
Perhaps best known for its search-and-rescue efforts, CAP flies more than 85 percent of all
federal inland search-and-rescue missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fl. Outside the continental United States, CAP supports the Joint
Rescue Coordination Centers in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Just how effective are the CAP
missions? Nearly 100 people are saved each year by CAP members.

Disaster Relief
Another important service CAP performs is disaster-relief operations. CAP provides air and
ground transportation and an extensive communications network. Volunteer members fly
disaster-relief officials to remote locations and provide manpower and leadership to local, state
and national disaster-relief organizations. CAP has formal agreements with many government
and humanitarian relief agencies including the American Red Cross, Federal Emergency
Management Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board
and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Humanitarian Services
CAP flies humanitarian missions, usually in support of the Red Cross-transporting time-sensitive
medical materials including blood and human tissue, in situations where other means of
transportation are not available.

Air Force Support
It's hardly surprising that CAP performs several missions in direct support of the U.S. Air Force.
Specifically, CAP conducts light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route
surveys. CAP also provides orientation flights for AFROTC cadets. Joint U.S. Air Force and
CAP search-and-rescue exercises provide realistic training for missions.

Counterdrug
CAP joined the "war on drugs" in 1986 when, pursuant to congressional authorization, CAP
signed an agreement with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Customs Service offering CAP resources
to help stem the flow of drugs into and within the United States.

ALABAMA WING

Alabama Wing is 330 miles long and 190 miles wide at its most distant points. It covers 52,423
square miles, and is divided into sixty-seven counties with a population of 4,779,736 in 2010.
Alabama Wing Headquarters is located at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama,
which is also the state capital.

GUBERNATORIAL PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS,
 Civil
 Air
 Patrol
 (CAP)
 was
 established
 on
 Dec.
 1,
 1941,
 to
 supplement
 the
 U.S.
 military
 during
 
World
 War
 II;
 and
 
WHEREAS,
 in
 1948
 CAP
 was
 designated
 as
 the
 United
 States
 Air
 Force’s
 official
 auxiliary
 with
 three
 
Missions:
 emergency
 services,
 cadet
 programs
 and
 aerospace
 education;
 and
 
WHEREAS,
 since
 CAP’s
 beginning,
 the
 organization
 set
 itself
 apart
 during
 World
 War
 II
 by
 locating
 and
 
Sinking
 enemy
 submarines,
 flying
 courier
 and
 target-­‐towing
 missions
 and;
 
WHEREAS,
 CAP
 volunteers
 have
 provided
 disaster
 relief
 during
 many
 emergencies
 throughout
 CAP’s
 
Long
 history,
 including:
 in
 1957
 when
 floods
 swamped
 Kentucky,
 West
 Virginia
 and
 Virginia;
 in
 1973
 
When
 the
 Mississippi
 River
 and
 its
 tributaries
 flooded;
 in
 1980
 following
 the
 explosion
 of
 Mount
 St.
 
Helens;
 in
 1991
 after
 the
 San
 Francisco
 earthquake;
 in
 2001
 after
 the
 Sept.
 11
 terrorist
 attacks;
 in
 2005,
 
After
 one
 of
 the
 country’s
 most
 devastating
 hurricane
 seasons
 affecting
 Alabama,
 Mississippi
 and
 
Louisiana;
 in
 donating
 20,000
 plus
 volunteer
 hours
 over
 118
 days
 in
 support
 of
 Deep
 Water
 Horizon
 
Flying
 transport
 and
 photographic
 missions;
 in
 2011
 after
 deadly
 tornados
 swept
 across
 central
 and
 
Northern
 Alabama;
 in
 2013
 in
 supporting
 relief
 efforts
 after
 Hurricane
 Sandy,
 and
 
WHEREAS,
 CAP
 conducts
 90
 percent
 of
 continental
 U.
 S.
 inland
 search
 and
 rescue,
 searching
 for
 overdue
 
And
 missing
 aircraft
 as
 well
 as
 missing
 people,
 its
 unpaid
 professionals
 are
 credited
 by
 the
 Air
 Force
 
Rescue
 Coordination
 Center
 with
 saving
 an
 average
 of
 80
 lives
 annually;
 CAP
 further
 provides
 vital
 
Homeland
 security
 missions
 that
 help
 ensure
 the
 protection
 of
 the
 nation’s
 capital
 and
 the
 nation
 as
 a
 
Whole
 by
 assisting
 Air
 Force
 pilots
 with
 target-­‐intercept
 training
 and
 border
 training
 missions;
 and
 
WHEREAS,
 CAP
 provides
 exceptional
 educational
 and
 growth
 opportunities
 for
 youth
 through
 its
 Cadet
 
Program,
 which
 annually
 provides
 scholarship
 opportunities,
 access
 to
 top
 national
 summer
 flight
 
Academies,
 participation
 in
 Cyber
 Patriot
 competition,
 and
 to
 national
 programs
 emphasizing
 leadership
 
and
 careers
 in
 aviation,
 as
 well
 as
 flight
 training
 in
 powered
 and
 glider
 aircraft;
 and
 
WHEREAS,
 CAP’s
 Aerospace
 Education
 Program
 annually
 touches
 educators,
 over
 26,000
 cadets
 and
 
thousands
 of
 other
 youths
 in
 classrooms
 across
 America
 by
 teaching
 children
 multidisciplinary
 aviation
 
concepts
 that
 emphasize
 aviation’s
 connection
 to
 history,
 math,
 science,
 government
 and
 economics;
 
and
 
WHEREAS,
 CAP
 also
 participates
 in
 Wreaths
 Across
 America,
 an
 initiative
 to
 remember,
 honor
 and
 teach
 
about
 the
 sacrifices
 of
 U.S.
 military
 veterans,
 received
 the
 World
 Peace
 Prize
 in
 2011
 and
 has
 been
 
performing
 missions
 for
 America
 for
 72
 years.
 
THEREFORE,
 I,
 Robert
 Bentley
 ,
 Governor
 of
 the
 State
 of
 Alabama,
 hereby
 commends
 Civil
 Air
 Patrol
 for
 
its
 Missions
 for
 America
 and
 its
 outstanding
 cadet,
 aerospace
 and
 emergency
 services
 programs.
 
Given
 Under
 My
 Hand
 and
 the
 Great
 Seal
 of
 the
 Office
 of
 the
 Governor
 at
 the
 State
 Capitol
 in
 the
 City
 of
 
Montgomery
 on
 the
 10th
 day
 of
 December
 2013.
 

 
//signed//
 

 
Robert
 Bentley
 
Governor
 

ALABAMA WING UNITS

Alabama Wing Headquarters, AL-001
Commander – Colonel J. Bradford Lynn
Meeting Address
Mailing Address
810 WILLOW STREET
810 WILLOW ST BLG 1208
BUILDING 1208
MAXWELL AFB, AL 361125903
MAXWELL AFB, AL 36112
Meeting Times: 0900 2nd Saturday Commander's Call held once every quarter.

Mobile Composite Squadron, AL-005
Commander – Major Thomas Lyon
Meeting Address
2241 MICHIGAN AVE
MOBILE, AL 36615
Meeting Times: 1900 MONDAY

Mailing Address
1557 FEARNWAY ST
MOBILE, AL 366041311

Tuscaloosa Composite Squadron, AL-024
Commander – Major Gerald Lusk
Meeting Address
TUSCALOOSA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
1st FLOOR
TUSCALOOSA, AL 35403
Meeting Times: 1900 TUESDAY 1ST & 3RD

Mailing Address
PO BOX 2633
TUSCALOOSA, AL 35403

Dothan Composite Squadron, AL-029
Commander – Lieutenant Colonel Robert Irsik
Meeting Address
Mailing Address
DOTHAN REGIONAL AIRPORT
200 ARAPAHO CT
750 FLIGHT LINE DRIVE
ENTERPRISE, AL 36330
DOTHAN, AL 36303
Meeting Times: 1830 MONDAY CADETS MEET EVERY MONDAY

Maxwell Composite Squadron, AL-032
Commander – Lieutenant Colonel James Harris
Meeting Address
BUILDING 1211
MAXWELL AFB, AL 36112

Mailing Address
810 WILLOW ST
MAXWELL AFB, AL 36112

Meeting Times: 1830 TUESDAY Cadets meet every week.
Meeting Times: 1900 TUESDAY Seniors meet the 2nd and 4th of the month.

Birmingham Senior Squadron 34, AL-034
Commander – Major Larry Bunn
Meeting Address
Mailing Address
4243 E Lake Blvd
552 Mathews Rd
Atlantic West
West Blocton, AL 351844434
Birmingham, AL 352174325
Meeting Times: 1900 2nd and 4th Tuesday Atlantic West (Jet South)
Muscle Shoals Composite Squadron, AL-041
Commander – Lieutenant Colonel Alford Boyd
Meeting Address
Mailing Address
MUSCLE SHOALS AIRPORT
845 BETHEL CHURCH RD
MUSCLE SHOALS, AL 35661
LEIGHTON, AL 356463008
Meeting Times: 1800 THURSDAY every 1st and 3rd Thursdays
Huntsville Senior Squadron, AL-055
Commander – Major Joseph Robbins
Meeting Address
MADISON CTY EXEC AIRPORT MDQ
MDQ
358 BOLLING ROAD
MERIDIANVILLE, AL 35759

Mailing Address
249 Wedgewood Terrace Rd
Madison, AL 35757

Shipping Address
249 Wedgewood Terrace Rd
CAP UNIT 55
Madison, AL 357578911
Meeting Times: 1900 THURSDAY 1ST & 3RD
Gadsden Composite Squadron, AL-075
Commander – Major Talmadge Butler
Meeting Address
5323 AIRPORT RD
ALABAMA NATL GUARD BLDG
GADSDEN, AL 35904-0000

Mailing Address
5500 Whitesville Road
Boaz, AL 35957-3528
GADSDEN, AL 35904-0000

Meeting Times: 1700 TUESDAY Each Tuesday except 5th Tuesday
Bessemer Composite Squadron, AL-087
Commander – Major John Rhoades
Meeting Address
Mailing Address
700 Mitchell Field Rd.
700 Mitchell Field Rd.
Bessemer, AL 35022
Bessemer, AL 35022
Meeting Times: 18:30 MONDAY Cadets meet every Monday

117th ANG Composite Squadron, AL-090
Commander – Lieutenant Colonel Larry Mangum
Meeting Address
5401 EAST LAKE BLVD
BUILDING 205 /117TH ANG
BIRMINGHAM, AL 352173595
Meeting Times: 1900 2nd Tuesday

Mailing Address
580 FOREST LAKES DR
STERRETT, AL 351478134

Auburn Composite Squadron, AL-113
Commander – Captain Aaron Swenson
Meeting Address
Mailing Address
2150 Mike Hubbard Blvd
P O Box 327
Auburn University Regional Airport
Auburn, AL 36830
Auburn, AL 368306489
Meeting Times: 1830-2030 TUESDAY Cadets meet every Tuesday of the month.
Chilton County Composite Squadron, AL-117
Commander – Major Gary Ernest
Meeting Address
Mailing Address
550 AIRPORT ROAD
PO BOX 316
CHILTON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS/ARENA AREA VERBENA, AL 36091
CLANTON, AL 35045
Meeting Times: 1800 hrs TUESDAY
Pell City Composite Squadron, AL-118
Commander – Major James Gosnell
Meeting Address
Mailing Address
240 Airport Rd
2408 Sunrise Drive
St Clair County Airport Hanger #31
Moody, AL 35004-3462
Pell City, AL 351284120
Meeting Times: 1800 THURSDAY Cadets weekly @ St Clair County Airport Hangar #31
Redstone Composite Squadron, AL- 119
Commander – Lieutenant Colonel John Hall
Meeting Address
Mailing Address
Central Church of Christ
306 High Coach Circle
407 E. Clinton Ave.
Madison, AL 35758
HUNTSVILLE, AL 35758
Meeting Times: 6:00 pm MONDAY Cadets: Every Monday

Autauga-Elmore Flight, AL-123
Commander – Lieutenant Colonel James Scott
Meeting Address
Mailing Address
6720 Airport Road
20 Kennedy Lane
El more, AL 36025
Coosada, AL 36020-2904
Meeting Times: 1800 TUESDAY Meeting once a week on Tuesday at 1800 to 2030

Springville Cadet Squadron, AL-126
Commander – Captain Mark McCay
Meeting Address
Mailing Address
198 MARIETTA ROAD
PO Box 831
SPRINGVILLE, AL 35146
Springville, AL 351460831
Meeting Times: 18:00 - 20:00 Hrs TUESDAY Weekly
Central Alabama Senior Squadron, AL-132
Commander – Lieutenant Colonel Austin Landry
Meeting Address
SHELBY COUNTY SERVICES BLDG
PELHAM, AL 35124
Meeting Times: 1830 TUESDAY Every 1st Tuesday

Mailing Address
154 LUCERNE BLVD
BIRMINGHAM, AL 352096658

South Baldwin County Cadet Squadron, AL-133
Commander – Major Wayne Hanes
Meeting Address
18632B Fairground Rd
Robertsdale, AL 365673801
Meeting Times: 1800 MONDAY WEEKLY

Mailing Address
23132 DOC MCDUFFIE RD
FOLEY, AL 365359121

Cullman Composite Squadron, AL-134
Commander – Lieutenant Colonel John Neil
Meeting Address
231 County Road 1360
Cullman Airport - Folsom Field
Vinemont, AL 351796023
Meeting Times: 1830 MONDAY Cadets meet weekly

Mailing Address
4001 Willow Bend Dr
Gardendale, AL 35071-3806

Alabama State Legislative Squadron, AL-999
Mailing Address
BUILDING 1208 810 WILLOW ST
Maxwell AFB, AL 361125903

HOMELAND SECURITY INTEREST
(In the Alabama Wing)
Redstone Arsenal
NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Cummings Research Park
Maxwell AFB
Automobile Manufacturing Complexes
Birmingham ANGB
Fort Rucker Army Aviation Training Center
Anniston Army Depot
Mobile Aviation Training Center, USCG
Austal Manufacturing
Brookley Aeroplex

Port of Mobile – 11th largest port in the United States by tonnage, shipped (import
and export).
Various power plants and waterways

2013 Alabama Wing Awards
Morning Session
! Cadet Programs Officer of the Year – Capt. Donald A. Cain
(032)
! Character Development Officer of the Year – 1st Lt. Robert
Noone (075)
! DDR Officer of the Year – Capt. Catherine Stanley (075)
! Incident Staff Member of the Year – Maj. John Randolph
(118)
! Communicator of the Year – 2nd Lt. Randolph G. Crowder
(032)
! Property Manager of the Year – Capt. Donald A. Cain (032)
! Historian of the Year – Lt. Col. Stephen Howard (005)
! Chaplain of the Year – Lt. Col. William C. Cochran (132)
! Aerospace Officer of the Year – 2nd Lt. Charles Reidy (075)
! Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year – Maj. Lynn
Toney (001)
! Aerospace Education Lifetime Award – Lt. Col. Harold
Coghlan (001)
! Drug Demand Reduction Program of the Year – Gadsden
(075)

! Public Affairs Officer of the Year – 2nd Lt. Elizabeth Shurbutt
(118)
! Safety Officer of the Year – 1st Lt. Robert Noone (075)
! Wing Inspector General of the Year – Col. Mike Oakman
(001)
! Administrative Officer of the Year – Capt. Richard Swatloski
(024)
! Finance Officer of the Year – 1st Lt. Marion D. Harkey (024)
! Personnel Officer of the Year – Maj. Ralph Chasteen (041)
! Stan/Eval Officer of the Year – Maj. Ray Harkey (024)
! Emergency Services Officer of the Year – 1st Lt. Jeffery
White (075)

Evening Session

! Region Exceptional Service Award – Major Rick Kilgore
CAP- 001
! Region Meritorious Service Award – Major Ande Boyer
CAP - 001
! Squadron of the Year – Central Alabama Senior Squadron
CAP – 132
! Composite Squadron of the Year – Gadsden Composite CAP
– 075
! Squadron Commander of the Year – Major Tom Lyon
Mobile Composite Squadron CAP – 005
! ALWG Staff Member of the Year – Maj. Ande Boyer CAP 001
! Cadet of the Year –C/Lt. Col. Joseph Spitzer - Maxwell
Composite - CAP-032

! Senior Member of the Year – Major Christopher Tate Auburn Composite - CAP 113

AEROSPACE EDUCATION OVERVIEW
Aerospace Education Officers - 37
Aerospace Education Members - 297
Aerospace Education Teacher Flights – 7
General Charles Yeager Aerospace Awards – 31
Scott Crossfield Awards – 1
AEX Awards - 4

CADET PROGRAMS OVERVIEW
Cadet Achievement Awards
General Carl A. Spaatz Awards – 1
General Ira C. Eaker Awards – 6
Amelia Earhart Awards – 8
General Billy Mitchell Awards – 11
Wright Brothers Awards – 30
Encampment Attendance – 90 Cadets and 16 Seniors

Cadet Orientation Flights – Glider 61
Powered 224
Backseat 239
Total 524

Professional Development Overview
Senior Member Awards
Gill Robb Wilson Awards – 8
Paul E. Garber Awards – 2
Grover Loening Awards – 13
Benjamin O. Davis Awards – 17

EMERGENCY SERVIVES/ OPERATIONS
OVERVIEW
Number of Aircraft – 14
Number of Vehicles – 21
Total Hours Flown – 2195
Saves – 0
Finds – 4

Emergency Services Missions – 5
Teacher Flights – 7
Cadet Orientation Flights – 524

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JANUARY
10 – 13 Cadet Conference/ Color Guard/Drill
11

Commander’s Call

17 – 20 SER Operations Conference/ WESS
24 – 27 G1000 School
25

Autagau- Elmore SUI

FEBRUARY
8

PO/ PDO Seminar

14 – 16 Color Guard Competition
15 – 16 ICS 300
15

Huntsville SUI

21 – 23 Wing Emergency Services School (WESS)
27- 28 Winter Boards

MARCH
1 – 3 Winter Boards
2 – 3 ICS 400
2 Redstone SUI
9 SAREX – DCU
14 – 16 Wing Conference – Mobile
22 – 24 WESS
30 Baldwin County SUI

APRIL
5 - 7 Professional Development Weekend
5 – 7 SER Cadet Competition
6 SER Area Command / Comm.
6 Springville SUI
19 – 21
27

Cadet Professional Development Weekend

Pell City SUI

MAY

10 – 12 Model Rocketry Weekend
10 – 12 SER Conference
12 – 19 National Staff College
17 – 19 SER Ardent Sentry

JUNE
8 Wing Staff Meeting
22 – 29 Cadet Encampment
29 Bessemer SUI
30 – 6 SER Staff College

JULY
12 – 14 Alabama Wing SAV
13 Wing Commander’s Call
19 – 21 National Check Pilot’s School
27 Tuscaloosa SUI

AUGUST
10 Wing Staff Meeting
15 – 18 National Conference
23 – 25 FY 13 Operations Evaluation - Tuscaloosa

SEPTEMBER

14 Wing Staff Meeting
20 – 22 WESS
27 -29 CISM Training

OCTOBER
12 Commander’s Call
18 -20 WESS

NOVEMBER
11 Wing Staff Meeting – Telecom
15 – 17 WESS
22 – 24 Iron Man Competition

DECEMBER
7 Color Guard Camp
7 ICUT Training
12 Wing Staff Conference Call
14 Wreaths Across America

The Alabama Wing ended the year with 315 Cadets and 553 Seniors

Information compiled in this paper was taken from various sources
of web pages and reports (State of Alabama, National Headquarters
– CAP, Alabama Wing – CAP).