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Puerto Rico Wing Historical Narrative 2012
Personnel
Since February 2012 the PR Wing has worked constantly to augment its membership. The efforts
have resulted in an increase in the senior membership from and cadet membership.
Finance
From a debt of $16,140.47 and a net worth of $-2,784.18, the wing now has only operating debts
that are pay weekly and a net worth of $20,637.61, not including wing banking solution. The
minimum balances required by the bank so no bank fees have to be paid were achieved in all the
wing accounts
Finance workshops were provided to members to ensure compliance with financial procedures.
Logistics
From a logistics freeze in 2011, the wing obtained an Excellent rating in its last Survey Audit. The
logistics personnel performed over 40 reports of survey and retired over 55 pieces of equipment.
The efforts resulted in finding many pieces of equipment that had been misplaced.
“It is apparent that the PR Wing is very conscientious about accountability and should be lauded
for clearing all the prior deficiencies, particularly the DL, DC and Commander. I think the PR Wing
has retired more items in six months than the entire Region accomplished in all of 2011!” MSgt
Beare.
Comments from the SA report include:
• The DL and Wing CC have done an admirable job of retiring much of the Wing’s
excess/unserviceable equipment items. These actions have streamlined the Wing’s S3 account
to a more manageable level.
• The DL and Wing CC were also instrumental in submitting numerous Reports of Surveys for
assets identified as missing during the last Survey Audit. It is also noteworthy to mention that a
few assets were found/recovered during the investigation process and either returned to
service or retired.
• The Puerto Rico Wing has also been proactive in reducing the number of assets on-hand at the
Wing HQ building by issuing items to members for use. This puts more responsibility on the
CAP members to maintain accountability and should help in determining future assessments
when items are damaged or lost.
• The DC and Wing CC have also retired much of the Wing’s excess/unserviceable
communications items as well. A handful of remaining items have recently been approved by
NHQ and will be disposed of in the near future (repeaters.) These actions have likewise
streamlined the Wing’s S8 account to a more manageable level. The Wing should be lauded for
their tenacity in accomplishing this task correctly in a short amount of time.
Public Affairs
PRWG is engaged in a Public Affairs campaign to impact external and internal constituents. The
Wing developed a good relationship with the media that results in the external promotion of key
events. The Wing PAO participated regularly in a one-hour radio program, “Know our People” at
WKJB. The PAO also made TV shows for WORA and WOLE TV.
PRWG is publishing a quarterly newsletter to keep its members and the public informed about the
activities and accomplishments of the wing. We are also providing the membership with a threemonth calendar that is updated monthly to keep the membership informed of future events.

PRWG has developed a group of PAOs that includes a professional photojournalist and an English
language editor to ensure the professional image of the newsletter. To develop the professional
capabilities of the PAOs, PRWG has organized Public Affairs workshops and seminars. These
activities engage the units’ PAOs in the wing public affairs program.
As part of the public affairs campaign, PRWG members are participating in community service
activities that include the National Day of Service, beach-cleaning activities and a National Park
Service event dedicated to cleaning the El Yunque National Forrest. Members of the wing also
represented CAP in the Memorial Day ceremonies at the PR National Cemetery. PRWG
participated in Wreaths Across America by taking part of wreath laying ceremonies at the PR
National Cemetery and at the PR State Capitol building.
Recruiting and Retention
To improve our retention, biannual meetings with the former wing commanders take place to
gather their input. The costs of activities have also been reduced, for example the 2012 wing
conference. Reduced costs allows for more members to attend the wing conference and take
advantage of the different opportunities offered.
Government Relations
Significant efforts have been placed in strengthening relations with private organizations, federal,
state and city governments. These efforts have resulted in an increase in the amount of private
donations and state funds assigned to the wing. A government relations team composed of
member of the mayor political parties in Puerto Rico and members that specialize in industry
relations, the executive branch, the legislative branch and the National Guard was assembled to
support the efforts.
Over $7,000 in donations were obtained this year. The wing received $10,000 from the state
government. Groups and units have worked to receive contributions of over $15,000 from local
and the state government.
Both the USVI and the PR delegates to congress have joined the Congressional Squadron and
have sponsored the Congressional Gold Medal for Civil Air Patrol.
The former governor presented the Spaatz Award to C/Col Pamela Blanco. The first ever PR
Wing Legislative Day was organized to provide information to government officials about CAP and
a meeting between the Government Relations Officer and the current governor took place.
Cadet Programs
One cadet earned the Spaatz awards during this year.
PR Wing Color Guard won the 2012 National Color Guard Competition. Furthermore, the PR
Wing cadets have distinguished themselves during their participation at four different national
activities and in IACE.
An extraordinary amount of effort has been dedicated to the Cadet Orientation Program. The
Cadet Orientation Flight hours increased by 74.6 hours over the previous year.
PRWG has placed emphasis on the education of its members and have trained its senior member
in the Training Leaders of Cadets curriculum with 42 members completing the training last year.
Emergency Services

PRWG responded to request for assistance during Tropical Storm Isaac.
PRWG members have completed CERT Training to better serve our community in times of need.
PRWG also hosted the Basic Inland Search and Rescue Course (BISC). PRWG organized a GT
School, a GT Competition and a Mission Scanner School to train and keep its members engaged
in Emergency Services.
Operations
The efforts of the operations team resulted in the wing obtaining an excellent in the operations
evaluation and the increase in the number of SAR/DR training flight hours, which surpass the
previous year by 65.6.
Aircraft Management
The wing has worked to improve the condition of its aircraft and obtained funds to cover the cost of
reconditioning them.
The SA indicated:
The PR Wing and subordinate units do an excellent job of maintaining assigned aircraft and
ensuring proper documentation and maintenance records exist. The maintenance records were
very concise and the aircraft forms were very neat and organized.
Aerospace Education
PRWG created a hybrid Model Rocketry Course. The course allows the members to perform the
didactic portion of the course online before the weekend when the rockets will be assembled and
launch.
To involve members and the community the wing supports AE workshops and the Aerospace
Education Fair. During this year five members completed the Crossfield Award and 31 the
AEPSM.
Col Mary Feik provided the AE workshop in the PR Wing Conference. NASA AE opportunities are
announced to the wing and an AE mailing list was created. To help our members progress in AE
the wing has hosted AEPSM seminars and AE Officers workshops
Aviations Career Advisors provide cadets with information about possible careers in the aviation
industry. Cadets have participated in building hot air balloons with assistance from NASA JPL.
Cadets have also visited the Arecibo Observatory, the University of Puerto Rico Humacao Campus
telescope and UH-60s of the PR Army National Guard.
Wing Facilities
PRWG developed an MOU with InterAmerican University that provides PR Wing with facilities at
the Isla Grande Airport. This allows the Wing Administrator to once again be in the grounds of the
airport.
We have also embarked on an extensive renovation project of our operations facilities at the Isla
Grande airport that will result in the total renovation of the facilities.

Safety

Puerto Rico Wing was represented at the National Safety College.
Extensive work has been performed to close all open items in the Safety Management System and
Safety Officers’ meetings are conducted to develop working relations between all the safety
officers in the wing.
Communications
The Puerto Rico Wing Communications Program has come back to life during the last year.
PRWG has organized a Communications Working Group that includes Cadet Communication
Officers. The communications equipment has been distributed to the membership and
communications nets have been activated. Members of the wing are now participating in SER and
National nets.
Professional Development
For the first time an SLS was organized in the USVI. Moreover, the wing conference format was
changed to increase the number of professional development seminars. This allowed members to
obtain updated information in more areas and share best practices.
Inspector General
The PRWG has dedicated itself to professionalizing its IG program. For the first time PRWG
hosted a Senior IG Course. PR Wing was also represented at the National IG College. A group of
SUI inspectors has been developed to assist the PRWG IG during SUIs.
Counter Drugs
PRWG personnel flew 165.9 hours to support the various law enforcement agencies in their efforts
against drug trafficking in this High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in the Caribbean.
DDR
During Red Ribbon Week Puerto Rico Wing celebrated National Character Day. Over 350
persons participated in the activity. Participants included Department of Natural Resources,
Border Patrol, US Army, PR Police Dept (K-9, Aerial, and Community Relations Division),
Municipal Police, USCG Auxiliary, PR Emergency Medical Services, PR Anti-Drug Use Agency,
Rebecca Rivera Tull Foundation, and the PR Fire Department.
A DDR TV commercial was created. DDR personnel have also provided orientations at local
schools and shopping malls to bring awareness to the community about the different types of
substances available at home. To train our membership DDR Officer workshops were provided.
Transportation
Wing personnel have consistently completed the monthly vehicle utilization reports early.
Furthermore, the PRWG is recognized for maintaining the best vehicle fleet in SELR. Comments
from evaluators include “Their Vehicles are immaculate from front to rear.”
During this year vehicle usage increased by 962 hours and 5,448 miles over the previous year.
Information Technology
PRWG has increased its web presence by opening accounts in Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin,
Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, YouTube and Flicker. The accounts are used to promote activities
and inform about CAP.
The PRWG IT team has also worked to increase the number of units involved in CyberPatriot. We
currently have two teams.

2012
 NCGC
 Champions
 

PR WING NEWS
CIVIL AIR PATROL PUERTO RICO WING NEWSLETTER
PUERTO RICO WING, CIVIL AIR PATROL, PO BOX 192460 SAN JUAN, PR 00906-2460
1st Edition, August 2012

Editor: Lt Col Marie Ann Rivera, PAO

Hurricane Safety Tips
While forecasting methods and tools are improving year after year, people are still at great risk to tropical storms
and hurricanes because they continue to build along the coastline. The following is a list of helpful hints that you
can use before hurricane season, when a watch or warning is issued, before, during, and after a tropical storm, or
hurricane strikes your area.
Pre-Season Preparation







Enter the season prepared.
Know all evacuation routes if you live close to the coast.
Make sure your home meets building codes for withstanding hurricanes, and they have storm
shutters.
Have proper tools, supplies, and a first aid kit.
Have plenty of batteries and flashlights
Always have plenty of non-perishable foods on hand.

When a watch or warning is issued







Leave low lying areas.
Protect windows with plywood boards, or storm shutters.
Secure outside objects.
Make sure you have plenty of fuel and water.
Have several days supply of food and water for each family member.
If called to evacuate, do so immediately.

Before the storm







Be ready to put your plan and preparation into action.
Pay attention to local weather reports on radio, television, or the internet.
Have house boarded up, or have storm shutters in place.
Have plenty of food and water.
Make sure all your tools, supplies, and first aid kit available for use.
Have a secure room available.

During the storm






Stay in Secure Room.
Stay away from windows.
Do not use the phone, or candles.
Monitor Weather and Civil Service Bulletins on either regular or NOAA radio.
Have supplies on hand.
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Remain indoors when the eye moves over your area because the storm will resume shortly.

After the storm





Make sure that all is definitely clear outside, and the storm has completely passed before going
out.
Report downed power lines, and stay away from them.
Use stored water and food.
Be patient. Things will take a while before they get back to normal.

PR Wing (PRW) Color Guard Team wins National Competition
Dayton, Ohio - The Puerto Rico Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Dr. Cesareo Rosa Nieves Cadet Squadron
won the National Color Guard Competition at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. The team was
composed of Bryan Chavez (Team Commander), Orlando Rohena, Oscar Rivera, Kidanny Cogles,
Alexander Dones, and escorts Maj Ismael J Rodriguez and 1 LT Carlos Galarza.
Highly skilled CAP cadets from across the nation gathered in Dayton, Ohio, for the 2012 National Cadet
Competition, a prestigious event that originated in 1947 and showcases CAP’s top cadets. The
competition is the highest echelon of competition for CAP Color Guards and Drill Teams including all
eight regions of the CAP. The 152 cadets competing in this year’s competition earned the right to attend
by winning local, state and regional competitions.
Cadets demonstrate their skills in events that involve precision and teamwork, including innovative and
standard drill movements, indoor and outdoor posting of the flag and creativity and knowledge of
aerospace-related topics, including a written exam and panel quiz, as well as physical fitness challenges
involving volleyball and a mile run.
The National Cadet Competition is one of more than 30 National Cadet Special Activities being
sponsored by CAP across the nation this summer. These activities allow young men and women ages 12
to 20 to hone their skills in a variety of areas, including search and rescue, flight and emergency services,
science, leadership fundamentals, citizenship and military courtesies, and to explore aerospace technology
and aviation careers. In 2011, more than 1,000 youth participated in CAP-sponsored summer activities.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than
61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role,
performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force
Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 54 lives in fiscal year 2011. Its
volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of
federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as
mentors to nearly 27,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. CAP received
the World Peace Prize in 2011 and has been performing missions for America for 70 years. CAP also
participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of
U.S. military veterans. Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com or www.capvolunteernow.com for more
information.

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TRAINING LEADER OF CADETS (TLC) GRADUATES
Ponce, PR-The TLC is one of the best
courses in Cadet Programs designed to
develop senior leaders in Cadet Programs.
The overall goal of the TLC is to improve
the ability to lead cadets and administer the
Cadet Program at the squadron level. This
course helps seniors in mentoring cadets to
develop their potential and giving them a
great start.
"An excellence experience as a Lt Col also
Master rating in Cadet Program to provide
guidance, instruction, and education to
fellow officers in the program. It was a great experience having the opportunity to share knowledge with
different units and groups,” said Lt Col Francisco A. Ortiz, Course Director.

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HONOR SOCIETY RECOGNITION

During
summer
Encampment
2012
graduation C/Capt González, Luis O and
C/SMSgt Ortiz, José form unit SER- PR-138
were recognized as the first two cadets
belonging to PRWG Honor Society. Both
cadets received their Shoulder Cord and this
was presented by the Col Cubano PRWG
Commander and Chief of Staff Lt Col
Arroyo.

ORIENTATION TO PARENTS AND CADETS
Maj. Raul Jimenez offers an orientation and explains to parents about orientation flights in Eugenio
Maria de Hostos Airport in Mayagüez. The idea is that parents understand better what we do with
young people and is also a way of recruiting.

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PUZZLE
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ACROSS

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5. CAP Motto
6. Ace of Aces
8. The art, science and technology of
flight within the atmosphere
9. First person to fly solo across the
Atlantic Ocean
10. Known as the Father of Modern
Rocketry
12. Relating to the forces of air in motion

1. Strict Adherence to a code of conduct
2. CAP's first National Commander
3. Pioneer Aviation Engineer
4. Air in motion
7. First black woman to earn a pilot's
license
11. Forces in motion

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Announcements:
Wing Work Day 1 Sept Hoare
Ranger Workshop 1-2 Sept Fajardo

ALPHABET SOUP

SAR EX EVAL 8 Sept Isla Grande
Safety and Group CC Meeting 15 Sept
Hoare
Finance Workshop 15 Sept Hatillo
SLS 15-16 Sept Arecibo, Ponce
Finance Workshop 22 Sept Hatillo
SLS 29-30 Sept Hormigueros
Isla Grande Open House 6-7 Oct
Red Ribbon Week 27 Oct Hormigueros
Wing Work Day 3 Nov Hoare
AFRCC 10-11 Nov TBA
Senior IG Course 17-18 Nov Hoare
Wing Conference 1 Dec Aguadilla

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Puerto Rico Wing News

Editor: Lt Col Marie Ann Rivera, PAO

FIRE PREVENTION AT CHRISTMAS

Inside this issue:

Fire Prevention

1

Finance Workshop

2

St Croix CERT
Training

2

Red Ribbon

3

BISC

4

St Croix SLS

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Group 4 Rocketry 5

Yauco Hot Air

Mary Feik Visit

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The holidays are a time of joy,
warmth, and fellowship. This
should be a time for happy memories of friends and family. All too
often in our rush to find presents,
bake cookies, and host the perfect
party, oversights are made. One of
the leading causes of holiday tragedies is due to home fires that could
have been prevented.
The following fire prevention tips
are simple and practical and will
help ensure your memories are of
good food, great people, and your
favorite holiday songs.
Christmas Tree Fire Prevention and Safety:
 Keep trees securely upright in
a stand to ensure that it will not
accidentally tip over or be
knocked over by children, pets,
or over-enthusiastic dancing
adults.
 Keep your tree away from any
and all heat sources. This includes electrical outlets.
 Make sure natural trees are
well watered.
 If you have purchased an
artificial tree, please make sure
it is labeled “fire resistant” Although this label does not mean
the tree won't catch fire, it does
indicate the tree will resist burning and should extinguish
quickly.
 Unplug the tree lights before
leaving your home or before
going to bed.
 Avoid using real candles on a
tree, especially if it is not artificial. Real Christmas trees con-

tain a lot of natural oils that
are very flammable, especially if the tree is dry.
 Use a maximum of three
strands of tree lights on a
single extension cord.
 Dispose of your tree at an
appropriate recycling center
promptly after the holiday
season. Your community
may also offer pick-up services from your home—this
is also a good option.
Holiday Lighting and Fire
Safety:
 Unplug any lighting, indoors and out, before going
to bed.
 Never leave any candles
unattended. It only takes a
moment to light and blowout
a candle. It also only takes a
moment for a spark from a
candle to turn into a big fire.
 Avoid using live candles
(candles with a flame) on
windowsills and mantles.
 Do not let pets or children
chew on strands of lights
meant for the tree or home
décor.
 Make sure the cords used
for lights and other decorations are not frayed. If they
are, it is time to get rid of
them. It is easier to buy a
new strand of lights than to
try to restore your home after
a fire.
 Do not run electrical wires
under rugs.
 Make sure all candles are in

sturdy holders that will not
tip over and are placed away
from furniture and other
home accessories.
 Trim candle wicks to a ¼inch in height.
Additional Fire Prevention
and Fire Safety Tips:
 Keep a list of emergency
contacts handy, including the
number for your home or
renter’s insurance company
and a fire restoration specialist should the unthinkable
happen.
 Make sure all fire, smoke,
and carbon monoxide detectors in your home are in good
working condition. Replace
dead batteries. Replace any
alarms that are over 10-yearsold. Install a fire alarm on
every level of your home and
one outside of every bedroom
door.
 Keep fire extinguishers
handy on every level of your
home in a place where they
can be easily accessed. Keep
an extinguisher in your
kitchen and by any stoves.
Always remember: fire prevention is quicker, more efficient,
and more cost effective than
having to deal with the aftermath of an actual blaze in your
home.

BE SAFE AND ENJOY!!!

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FINANCE WORKSHOP

Lt Col Elsa Soto
explained to
students some
important
finance reports.

Hatillo, PR- Civil Air Patrol’s
(CAP) financial workshop was
made to promote and ensure the
integrity of financial management practices and financial reporting. Students had the opportunity to clarify doubts and questions regarding several reporting
requirements. Discuss how to fill

correctly all financial forms and
understand the importance of
good procedures for administrating, auditing, accounting,
and reporting of CAP funds.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training at St. Croix Squadron

The cadets and senior members
of the St. Croix Composite
Squadron conducted CERT
Training at the St. Croix rescue
academy on 19-21 October 2012.
The training was conducted by
members of the St. Croix Rescue
Academy. Members were taught
search and rescue operations,
basic first aid, how to triage,
heavy lifting of debris using
cribbing techniques, small fire

suppression, communications,
the ICS system, and how to
safely respond to an emergency
incident.
Sitting in the chair is CERT Instructor Lt Gardine. C/Amn
Vernon Clarke is simulating applying a pressure dressing on a
wound.

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RED RIBBON WEEK
Hormigueros, PR- During
October 27, 2012 Puerto
Rico Wing (PRW) sponsored
by
Hormigueros
Cadet
Squadron held the Red Ribbon Week Campaign. The
Wing encourages their officers and cadets to show support for a drug-free Community by wearing and distributing red ribbons emblazoned
with the slogan “Follow
Your Dream & Stay Clean.”

Our job to promote a drug-free
message to cadets and our community was well accomplished. We
have the participation of Department of Natural Resources
(DRNA), Border Patrol, Army, K9 Division, State Police Aerial
Unit (FURA), Municipal Police,
USCG Auxiliary, State Police
Community Relations Department,
State Police Rescue Unit, State
Mental Health and addiction Control Agency (ASSMCA), Rebecca

Rivera Tull Foundation, and Fire
Department. It was a very unique
activity. We have support from a
lot of municipalities and a lot of
resources. Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) Display of PR Wing
and Fatal Vision Goggles kit
were used. Over 350 persons attended this activity.

Human Red
Ribbon
symbolizing a
Drug Free
Community

Community
receiving
orientation of
the Police
Department K-9
Division

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BASIC INLAND SEARCH AND RESCUE COURSE (BISC)
Aguadilla, PR-The BISC was developed to bring "SAR from a Federal perspective" to the men and women of the
Civil Air Patrol and others from local, state and federal agencies. The course is administered by the Air Force
Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC). This two-day training covers specific areas that include: SAR Network
Overview, AFRCC, Resources and Mission Types, Beacons, FAA, Mission Operations to include search theory/
family and media.

Graduated Class

SQUADRON LEADERSHIP SCHOOL (SLS) IN ST CROIX
St Croix, VI-In this two days course the students received a basic understanding of
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) operations at squadron level. Also they learned how those
operations affect CAP’s missions. Members have the opportunity to learn about
CAP customs, core values, communications, case studies, discussion and group assignments. The SLS is one requisite of the level II Technical Training.

INSPECTOR GENERAL (IG) SENIOR LEVEL TRAINING
The purpose of the Civil Air Patrol Inspector General System is to create an independent and objective system that resolves problems affecting the Civil Air Patrol
mission promptly and objectively and ensures the existence of responsive complaint and inspection programs characterized by objectivity, integrity, and impartiality. This program also educates Civil Air Patrol members and commanders regarding the privileges of and protection for those contacting an inspector general.
To achieve this, Puerto Rico Wing (PRW) conducted for the first time the Senior
Level IG Course. This ensures inspectors general, inspector general staff members,
and investigating officers that are well trained to conduct thorough, unbiased investigations and inspections based on fair and objective fact-finding.

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INSPECTOR GENERAL (IG) SENIOR LEVEL TRAINING

SENIOR LEVEL
CLASS 2012 WITH
PRW WING COMMANDER COL LUIS
CUBANO TO THE
LEFT AND COL KEN
PARRIS, CAP/IG TO
THE RIGHT

PUERTO RICO WING GROUP 4 MODEL ROCKETRY BLENDED SCHOOL
By: Capt Ruben Fournier
Public Affair Officer SER-PR-168
During the weekend of November 16-18, 2012, the
practical portion of rocketry school was conducted
where the construction and rockets launch were successfully completed by Puerto Rico Wing Group 4.
This is the first school participating in this kind of activity; composed of online activity portion and practical
portion.

The activity was led by Lt Col Janice Borrero as
designer and moderator of the online instructor
activities completed before the camping in Yauco
town. This portion of the course was designed to
read and see video including online test.
In the practice portion of the activity, the cadets
were instructed how to construct different types
of rockets like Goddard Rocket, rockets with
plastic bottles, compress air rocket with single
phase, and single phase rockets impulse by Trico

Group 4 Hybrid rocketier
school located at Yauco,
PR

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Puerto Rico Wing Group 4 Model Rocketry Blended School Cont’

Maj Manuel Mane
teaching the cadets
how to construct
the rockets.

The last day was the most exciting
because the rockets were put in
practice in the launch area. At first,
safety briefing was conducted.
Then motor were installed and
connected to the ignition control.
Count down begun and the rockets
took off. At a certain high, the
parachutes deployed to return and
land the rocket safely.

BUILDING HOT AIR BALLON
Maj
William
Biaggi
Squadron, SER-PR-051 in
Yauco, PR, participates in
an enriching experience
Aerospace
Education.
Professor
Angel
D.
Sanabria, JPL / NASA,
gave their knowledge and
built the Montgolfier Hot
Air Balloon. It was excellent team work and we

could see the results
after the balloons were
constructed. Now we
prepared for the best,
watch fly our work. We
have seen the completed work. Finally our
balloons took flight
successfully. The experience was unforgettable!

This activity started
building a great link
with NASA, through
Prof Sanabria. We
continue to seek innovative ways to present
the Aerospace Education and motivate the
interest of young people.
Up, up high and enjoy the
thrill of seeing our work

Emotion after raising balloons.

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COL MARY FEIK IN PUERTO RICO WING CONFERENCE
After overhauling her first automobile engine at 13, Mary Feik turned to aircraft engines and military aircraft at 18, eventually teaching aircraft maintenance to crew chiefs and mechanics for the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942.
Feik is credited with becoming the first woman engineer in research and development in the Air Technical Service Command’s Engineering Division.
In addition to logging more than 5,000 hours as a B-29 flight engineer, engineering observer and pilot in fighter, attack, bomber, cargo and training aircraft, she also designed high-performance and jet fighter pilot transition
trainers as well as aircraft maintenance trainers.
Her ultimate honor is the Civil Air Patrol cadet achievement created in her
name.
She visited Puerto Rico Wing for the first time. Cadets had the opportunity to
share with her. She gave certificates to cadets and also offerred a seminar. It
was a real honor having her for the conference.

“Mary Feik
visited Puerto
Rico Wing for
the first time”

Col signing certificates
Col Mary Feik speaking to cadets at the Conference

Your business tag line here.

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CIVIL AIR PATROL
PUERTO RICO WING
NEWSLETTER

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PUERTO RICO WING,
CIVIL AIR PATROL,
PO BOX 192460 SAN
JUAN, PR 00906-2460

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marie.rivera@prwg.us

ACROSS
1. THREE ESSENTIALS OF BEING PREPARED ARE KNOWLEDGE, EQUIPMENT
AND _____________.
2. STAY __________ IN A HOT CLIMATE.
4. CAN BE MELTED.

We’re on the Web
www.prwg.us

5. WHEN SOMETHING FIRST GOES WRONG.
DOWN
3. LAST OF YOUR WORRIES IN A SITUATION.
5. FIND A SITE THAT IS NOT SUBJECT TO FLOOD FOR
YOUR__________________.
6. USE CONTRASTING COLORS TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Cadet Programs
The new wing Cadet Program Officer is Lt Col Ileana Guadarrama
Emergency Services SAR/DRs
February will be hosted by Group 5
March will be hosted by Group 6
April will be hosted by Group 7
We will like for every group to host one SAR/DR per year to develop their Emergency Services
Personnel.
PAO Meeting
February 9, 2012
Staff Assistant Visit
April 5-7 2013
ESO’s Meeting
April 20, 2012
Graded SAR/DR
September 7, 2013

Cadet Orientation Flights available during week days.
Contact Miguel Castellon to coordiante