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Newspaper of America's Air Force Auxiliary

Serving CAP membership since November 1968

National board ready to go
Pacific Region offers legal college
Pacific Region -- The Pacific Region will
sponsor Civil Air Patrol's first-ever Legal Ofricers College Sept. 20-24 at McClellan AFB,
Calif., near Sacramento.
The college is open to appointed CAP legal
officers who have completed Level 1 training
and will cover all of the areas in which a legal
officer may be expected to work, as well as a
comprehensive exposure to CAP operations
and missions. In addition, region staff college
credits will be given to those who attend.
Legal officers interested in attending must
forward a CAP Form 17 and $100 enrollment
fee to: Lt. Col. Ted Chavez, 1999 South Bascom
St., Suite 820, Campbell, CA 95008.
SER to publish quarterly paper
The Southeast Region recently announced
it will publish a quarterly 12-page newspaper
starting in September.
According to Col. Richard L. Bowling, region
c o m m a n d e r, t h e p a p e r w i l l i n c l u d e a r t i c l e s
about mission activities, training, encampments and a calendar of events.
A one-year subscription to the newspaper
w i l l c o s t $ 5 . To s u b s c r i b e , m a i l a c h e c k o r
money order to: SER HQ-CAP, P.O. Box 9540,
Knoxville, TN 37940-9540. Include your name
and complete mailing address (typed or
The region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico (including the
U.S. Virgin Islands) and Tennessee.

Washington, D,C,, site for CAP's annual gathering
Civil Air Patrol's 1995 National
Board Meeting and Convention
will begin Aug. 17 with the opening of the business meeting of the
national board. National Commander Brig. Gen. Richard L.
Anderson will chair the semiannual meeting.
This session of the board will
consider about 20 agenda items
ranging in topics from cadet program issues to the approval of the
next year's operating budget.
Corporate elections will also be
held for the national vice
commander's position and Several
other corporate officer positions.
This year's meeting will be the
first board meeting to incorporate
many of the changes under the
CAP's new constitution and bylaws that were adopted by the
August 1994 National Board.

According to Don R. Rowland,
CAP director of Plans and Requirements, half of the expected
attendees would be airlifted by
U.S. Air Force airlift -- hosted by
Andrews Air Force Base. "I estimate that each member who takes
advantage of the airlift will save
about $400 from the total cost of
attending the event."
Another first at the meeting -CAP Marketing and Public Relations Directorate will be publishing a daily newsletter each morning at the "meet and greet'coffees.
The newsletter will report the significant events from the previous
day's activities.
"The idea behind the newsletter came from Col. Bud Payton,
o u r d i r e c t o r, " s a i d M a r y N e l l
Crowe, chief of CAP's Marketing
and Research Division. "He al-

CAP honor guard

Bookstore to close for inventory

See Board... Page 3

National commander
introduces, new coin for
superior performance
At the closing of the Civil Air PatroI's 1995 Cadet
Officer School, the honor graduate, the commandant of cadets and two Air Force seminar leaders
received a CAP first: They were the inaugural recipients of the National Commander's Coin.
CAP National Commander Brig. Gen. Richard L.

The CAP Bookstore will be closed for inventory Oct. 2-13. For more information or questions, please call Jim McGee, bookstore manager, at (334) 953-7242.

True aviator
Marin County's Frank Torr:
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contributions to aviation spanI,7 ~:~,,~ ~
more than 60 years ..............8 ~ ~
Building today's leaders
78 cadets participate in 1995 COS .....1 6
95 cadets participate in lACE ..................................
Alaska communicator instrumental in save ..............
Hawaii aircrew spot sharks, save surfers ...................3
National commander: In memoriam ...................... 5
' CAP-U.S. Air Force commander ............................... $
Chief of Chaplains ................................................... 6
Bulletin Board ................................................ : ~ t~:,', , 6
Director of Marketing & Public Relations .................
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Cadet Programs.
Editorial & Opinion
Letters to the Edito~ ................................................ 7
Awards ...........................................................15
Coast To Coast ........................................... 1 7 - 2 4
Special Sections
In Search Of ........................................................... 1 8
Final Salute ............................................................. 2 4
Classified Advertising ............................................ 2 4

ways insisted we not keep CAP a
secret -- even among ourselves."
A town meeting hosted by the
national commander will be held
Aug. 18 from 3-5 p.m. in the
Sheraton Ballroom. The meeting's
ground rules are simple: one question per member and questions
must come from the floor rather
than national board members.
According to Rowland, the general is expecting this meeting to
be "spirited."
Two associations will meet in
conjunction with the national
board. The Spaatz Association,
headed by Capt. Elizabeth Dunn,
will hold its second meeting. Also,
Col. Dave Spinner, past Wiscons i n W i n g c o m m a n d e r, w i l l p r e side over the inaugural meeting

Photo by Joeephlne Thweatt

Members of Missouri's Saline County Composite
Squadron Honor Guard post the colors during the
1995 Memorial Day Services In Marshall, Mo. More
than 100 persons from the local area turned out for
the services which included participants from the
Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, and
three Civil Air Patrol chaplains. MaJ. Jean Harms,
squadron commander, served as host for the services.

Anderson presented the
coins to these lucky five
July 22 at the Cadet Ofricer School graduation
banquet at Maxwell
AFB, Ala.
Cadet Programs Director Doug Isaacson explains how the coin differs from other awards.
"It acknowledges the
work of cadets and seniors involved in the resurrection of the cadet
programs," he says. "It
is presented to those who
exemplify the vision of
the cadet programs."
On one side of the coin
is an eagle rising from
ashes, clutching the CAP
shield. The words, "For Superior Performance
stamped in raised letteringa circle the base of the
emblem. The phoenix-like-eagle symbolizes the
rebirth of CAP's cadet programs and reinforces the
theme of Operation Phoenix -- the effort to revive

See Coin... Page I0


Civil Air Patrol News 0 August 199S

95 CAP cadets take part in lACE;
guests of honor in 15 countries
For 2]/~ weeks this summer, the cadets of the Civil Air Patrol went international-- as the guests of honor in 15
Ninety-five cadets participated in
the International Air Cadet Exchange
From July 17 to Aug. 3, these cadets
traveled to host countries and enjoyed
a variety of activities such as orientation flights, sight-seeing tours, mountain climbing, and meetings with civic
and military leaders.
The IACE is an annual exchange of
visits by air-minded youth of the United
States, Canada, Europe, the Middle
East, East Asia, and the Pacific. The
program aims to promote international
understanding, fellowship and aviation among the youth of the world.
IACE cadets are selected for participation on the basis of character,
demonstrated leadership ability and
good citizenship. CAP cadets represented 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of
Puerto Rico.
In addition to the American CAP
members traveling abroad, 95 international cadets traveled to the United
States, visited 14 states and stayed
with families of CAP members. They
took part in various CAP and aviation
related activities such as the Experimental Aircraft Association's Fly-In in
Oshkosh, Wis., orientation flights,

tours, visits with local, state, and national dignitaries, and a myriad of other
aerospace activities designed to expose the cadets to American culture
and American aviation.
One of the highlights for CAP and
international cadets was staying in
Washington, D.C. -- the point of arrival and departure for nearly all of
the participating cadets. While there,
cadets attended orientations about the
program, toured the capital with stops
at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, and other places of
Cadets also attended a formal dinner hosted by CAP. National Commander Brig. Gen. Richard L. Anderson delivered the keynote address.
Anderson is a former cadet and a
former participant in the IACE program to the United Kingdom.
CAP's participation in the exchange
began in 1947 with the arrangements
for an exchange of cadets between CAP
and the Air Cadet League of Canada.
Since the first exchange of cadets, the
program has expanded to 15 countries
including Australia, Austria, Belgium,
Canada, Germany, and Great Britain.
This year Romania has joined the exchange.
Editor's note: Highlights of the 1995
IACE program will be featured in the
September Civil Air Patrol News.

National headquarters activities

Col. Garland W' Padgett. far left, CAP'U!81 Air For~ commande~i ~iks to Gehl
Billy Boles, the new commander of Air Education and Training co~mand~
during a visltto CAP National Headquarters in late Julyi Whileat head qOarters~
Boles was briefed on CAP operat!ons and the status of the h~dqUarters'i
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CAP communicator instrumental
in recent Mount McKinley save
Lt. Col. Doug Stark
Director of Administration & Senior Programs
Alaska Wing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- 1st Lt.
Norman P. Long, a Polaris Squadron
member from Anchorage, Alaska, and
an avid communications buff, was instrumental in the rescue of two Spanish climbers from Mount McKinley in
early June.
Long was monitoring the emergency
channel on his 2-meter hand-held at
his Anchorage home June 8 when he
picked up a garbled transmission in
mixed Spanish and English. Although
the range of his hand-held was about 5
miles, he was able to pickup the transmissions with the help of a repeater at
Alaska Wing headquarters. The transmissions were coming from a desperate group of climbers on Mount
McKinley -- 148 miles away.
Long called the Air Force Rescue
Coordination Center at ElmendorfAir
Force Base. AFRCC, in turn, called
the National Park Service, which supplied a Spanish-English translator.
Long and interpreter Chris Anderson met at Polaris Squadron headquarters to use the unit~'more powerful radio. After talking to one of the
climbers -- the only one that was still
quasi-functional, they determined the
three men were suffering from frost-

bite, altitude sickness, and hypothermia in minus-32 degrees Fahrenheit
conditions at 19,700 feet.
Long maintained radio contact with
the climbers while a rescue party was
organized during the night (which lasts
about one hour on Mount McKinley).
At 8 a.m. the next morning, an initial attempt with a high-altitude NPS
helicopter failed when a rope tangled
in the tail rotor.
The Army dispatched a strippeddown high-altitude Chinook helicopter from its Arctic Warfare Center at
Fort Wainwright near Fairbanks.
Alaska, and successfully picked up two
of three climbers. The third climber
died during the night after sliding 4,000
feet down the side of the mountain.
According to Long, working the radio is like being an observer. "You're so
neaT, yet so far. The emotional strain
is tremendous, but the emotional satisfaction in helping save a life is what
it's all about," he said.
Long is no stranger to rescues. About
a year ago, he helped saved four people
involved in a helicopter crash.
Acting Polaris Squadron commander Capt. Kevin McClure said,
"We're really proud of him. If you want
someone on the other end of the radio,
you want Norm Long. He's certainly
the communicator of the year in my

Brig, Gen. Richard L. Anderson, CAP national commander, proudly wears his
new gray CAP shoulder epaulets "pinned" on by Renova Williams, left, CAP
director of Personnel, and Susan Parker, chief of Personnel. The epaulets will
be available for CAP members at this year's National Board and through the
CAP Bookstore after the board.

August 1995 O Civil Air Patrol News 3

Hawaii aircrew spot sharks near beach, warn nearby surfers
Bufkin R. Fairchild Jr.

population. But sometimes
they just don't reach out to the
people enjoying Hawaii's preHonolulu, Hawaii
miere attractions ~ the
beaches. Campers on the
H O N O L U L U , H a w a i i - - beaches in many areas and
"Gerry, there are sharks down people in the water or on boats
there near those suffers!"
along the shoreline are often
This sighting from a Haoutside the reach of in-place
waii Wing Cessna 182 inter- warning systems.
rupted a routine Sunday afThe wing's members fill a
ternoon around the Hawaiian critical need by providing an
islands, The wing trains pi- airborne warning system to
lots, observers and ground per- complete the tsunami warnsonnel every Sunday in proceing network.
dures used to warn residents
The wing's 10 search and
and guests of 1 impending rescue aircraft are specially
tsunami or wt~ut is better equipped with dual speaker
known as a tidal wave. This sirens and public address syscrew got more than just a train- tems. Flying at 500 feet along
ing mission and may have the beaches, these aircraft are
saved some lives as well.
able to cover all of the major
The tsunami threat to the islands in just over an hour.
Hawaiian islands is very real After initially warning campand presents a unique prob- ers, swimmers and boaters
lem for state and county civil about the tsunami dangers,
defense planners. Systems for
the crews would go back and
detecting earthquakes and
seek out stragglers. They
storms that might generate a would also assist local police
tidal wave are in place.
and civil defense personnel in
Civil defense sirens, radio clearing evacuation routes by
and TV warning systems are continuous airborne monitortested on a regular basis and ing of traffic flow throughout
serve to notify most of the the islands.
P u b l i c A ff a i r s O f fi c e r
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of the Association of Past Wing and
Region Commanders. Spinner said
his goal is to work a charter for the
Seminars will have a new look this
year; there are more of them and they
will be shorter (about two hours). Most

Should a tsunami reach
Hawaii, civil defense officials
would need immediate accurate damage reports to prevent loss of property or possibly lives. CAP crews would
respond again with continuous airborne coverage of the
islands fo provide accurate
damage reports. It's a big job
and requires close coordination between aircrews and air
and ground teams.
That's why the squadron's
aircrews train every Sunday.
This particular crew-- Lt. Col.
Gerald Toyomura, mission pilot, and 1st Lt. Steve Christian, mission observer -- was
almost halfway through their
route along the east coast of
the island of Oahu when the
mission changed from routine
to life threatening. As they
neared Kaneohe Bay, they
passed an area locally known
as Castle Beach where about
20 surfers were in the water
just off the point.
Christian was the first to
see the sharks, which is often
very difficult from a low flying
airplane. Toyomura swung the
plane around and positioned

Hawaii Wing aircrew member Lt. Col, Gerald Toyomura points to
one of the speakers that make up the aircraft's dual-speaker siren
and public address system. Each of wing's 10 aircraft are equipped
with the warning system.
his next pass to allow Christian to use the PA system to
warn the surfers of the sharks
not 50 feet away.
There was no reaction from
the surfers and Toyomura set
up another pass. Again, Christian blasted out another shark
warning and this time the surfers heard the message -- they
hit the beach in a hurry.

, r o b t . . o ,

seminars will feature experts from
their fields and some from outside of
"Some people may have been disappointed in past seminars, but we're
making significant changes," said
Rowland. "For instance, next year we

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will restructure the seminar format.
We will offer specific topic seminars.
We have a few this year, like the FECA
claims seminar and membership development, but we will expand this
approach to all directorates. This approach should offer a wider variety of
topics to attendees and hopefully increase the value of attending the
Several quests from numerous organizations will join us at this years
meeting. "Partnerships, like those that
will be represented at this meeting are
vital to the long-range growth of CAP",
said CAP Executive Director Col. Paul
Albano. "We look forward to their
contributions in the seminars and general assemblies."

The crew set up an orbit to
monitor the sharks until they
moved back out to deeper water, away from the beach and
the swimmers. After completing their temporary shark
watch, the aircrew continued
their tsunami training mission
around the island and on to
Honolulu International Airport for debriefing.

The evening banquet Aug. 19 should
prove to be a gala event, and an appropriate closing to the meeting. About
800 people are expected to attend.
Retired Air Force Gen. Russ
Dougherty will be the master of ceremonies. ~The Air Force has about 12
four-star generals on active duty and
this year we will have one-sixth of
them," said Rowland.
Gen. Joseph W. Ralston, commander
of Air Combat Command, and Gen.
Billy Boles, commander of Air Education and Training Command, will
speak. The Air Force Rescue and Coordination Center is under Ralston's
command and, of course, Civil Air Patrol along with Air University, is under Air Education and Training Command.
Another first this year is a dance
following the conclusion of the banquet. Entertainment will be provided
by the Air Force combo "High Flight."

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3 Nevada Wing members responsible for "save'; CAP-USAF
locate missing hiker near Arc Dome Mountain
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Three Las
Vegas area Civil Air Patrol members were responsible for a save after locating a missing hiker who became separated from a group near
Arc Dome Mountain in the Toiyabe
National Forest about 45 miles north
of Tonopah, Nev.
The missing hiker was located by
a CAP aircraft aircrew consisting of
pilot Capt. Carl Wright, Clark
County Composite Squadron; copilot and observer Lt. Col. Rezk
Mohamed, Nevada Wing Headquarters; and observer Capt. Eddie
Pinjuv, Nevada Wing Headquarters.
Also involved in the June 29 search
and rescue effort were personnel
from the U.S. Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, Langley Air Force
Base, Va.; the U. S. Navy's search
and rescue unit at Fallon Naval Air
Station, Nevada; Nevada's Nye
County Sheriffs Office; and the Nevada Office of Emergency Management.
The search effort began when the
AFRCC and the Nevada OEM responded to a Nye County Sheriffs

The CAP aircraft spotted a
hiker in a canyon alongside a
stream and made a low pass to
determine if he matched the
missing hiker's profilb.
Office request for assistance. Through
coordination with the Nevada Wing
Headquarters staff, CAP units in
southern Nevada were notified to establish a SARbase and dispatch flight
personnel to the missing hiker's last
known location. Two Las Vegas-based
CAP aircraft and crews responded to
A CAP SAR base was established at
Desert Flying Service at the Tonopah
Airport. Mohamed and Lt. Col. Henry
Caldwell, Nevada Wing Headquarters,
served alternately as CAP's mission
The CAP flight crew coordinated its
entry into the hiker's last known area
with a Fallon Naval Air Station heli-

copter crew and a Nye County sheriffs
horse-mounted ground search team.
The aircraft maintained radio contact with the Navy helicopter and
sheriffs ground crew. The AFRCC
and the Nevada OEM were kept apprised of the search effort via telephone.
The highest mountain peak in the
search area was 11,773 feet. In addition, the weather was unstable due to
isolated snow showers, rain showers
and turbulence. The CAP aircraft
spotted a hiker in a canyon alongside
a stream and made a low pass to
determine if he matched the missing
hiker's profile. The match was positive.
The CAP aircraft relayed the information to others involved in the
search and guided the Navy helicopter to the scene. The helicopter landed
and then transported the hiker to a
point where a ground vehicle completed the evacuation.
The hiker, Parry Saboff, 47, of San
Francisco, was beginning to suffer
from hypothermia, but was otherwise
in good health.

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AOPA offers free training materials on flying
CAP cadets now eligible to receive
"AOPA Future Pilot Learning Kit"
by completing coupon, writing essay
FREDERICK, Md. -- The Aircraft Owners and
Pilots Association will send up to 4,000 CAP cadets
free training materials and information on flying
under" a $20,000 "CAP Cadet Curriculum Enrichment Program" AOPA is donating to CAP.
The information will go automatically to participants in aviation-related 1995 CAP summer programs and on request to other cadets specifically
interested in learning to fly someday.
Starting in July, cadets participating in CAP
summer programs received the special "AOPA
Future Pilot Learning Kit" mailed directly to their
home address. Other cadets will get a chance to
receive the kit by responding to AOPA's advertisement/coupon. To get a kit, cadets must send in the
special coupon with their name and address, plus a
written statement in 50 words or less telling AOPA
"Why Becoming a Pilot will be Part of My Future."
As judged from the 50-word statement, AOPA
will send the "AOPA Future Pilot Learning Kit" to
cadets most interested in flying -- as long as supplies last. Some 4,000 kits will be provided to CAP
cadets at no cost to the cadets or CAP. The first
3,000 cadets will also receive AOPA's 88-page
"Invitation to Fly!" magazine for future pilots. And
from the AOPA Safety Foundation, booklets for
beginners on flight training skills.
AOPA -- aviation's largest pilot organization and
a good friend of CAP -- also funds CAP's annual
cadet recruiting contest grand prize and provides
free training materials to a number of regional CAP
solo encampments.
AOPA is also conducting a special tribute to CAP
at its Oct. 19-21 AOPA EXPO annual convention in
Atlantic City, N.J., to help renew CAP's image with
rank-and-I~te general aviation pilots.
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August 1995 0 Civil Air Patrol News

In memoriam

A great American hero
Brig; Gen. Richard L. Anderson
CAP National Commander
Nov. 13, 1993, was a red-letter day forCivil Air
Patrol -- and a personally satisfying achievement forme as national commander. It was the
day I app0inted Coli Robert V. "Bud~ Payton as
commander of CAP's Great Lakes Region. It was
the day he came into his own as a valued member
of your CAP National Executive Committee.
Since that day, Bud has made a lasting and
indelible imprint on America's Air Force Auxiliary -- the organization he loved with his whole
heart --the organization he devoted his life to,
Bud dedicated every waking moment to its nur-:
ture and welfare ~ and he maintained his usual
breathtaking pace until his untimely death on
Aug. 5 from complications following surgery. His
loss is one that all 51,000 CAP members bear
because Bud was and is truly and unquestionably
Bud Payton was many things to the people
whose lives he touched and graced. To many of
you-- he was a friend, colleague, and fellow CAP
officer. To me, he was all this-- and more. To me,
he was a great American hero. And I know an
American hero when I see one --because I see
literally thousands of CAP heroes as I travel this
country of ours.
Bud was a California native who migrated
eastward and foundnew roots in the Great Lakes
area. It wasn't long befo~ C~ caught his eye
and captured his he~trt.
Bud joined a unit in the Illinois Wing; earned
the Certificate of Proficiency (highest cadet award
in the days before the Spaatz award); rose to the
rank of cadet lieutenant colonel; journeyed to
Turkey, Greece and France on the International
Air Cadet Exchange program; and earned his

FAA private pilot certificate with the assistance of a
cadet flying scholarship.
When his-cadet days ended, Bud readily
transitioned into the senior member program as a
CAP chief warrant officer. It marked the beginning
of a sustainedand distinguished climb up to our
highest staff and:command pdsitionsi In,,1981;:he
organized the Southern Wayne Composite Squad.
ron of the Michigan Wing, serving as its commander.
He earned the distinction thaty e aast h e w i n g ' s
senior member of the year.
Successfully completing his challenge as a unit
commander, Bud served as Michigan Wing's Group
7 commander, earning further distinction as the
wing's 1985 outstanding group~m~snder~ IX the i
summer of 1985, he served as the Michigan Wing
vice commander until his appointment as wing commander in April 1988 -- leading his people and the
Michigan Wing: to top honors in virtually every
assessment of wing capabilities.
Successive assignments saw him serve as the
Great Lakes Region chief of staff and vice commander. But his greatest moment was his assumption of command of the Great Lakes Region in
November 1993. He came into his own, exerting
multi-state leadership as region commander, while
concurrently serving as a member of the NEC and
serving as one of our organization's key architects
during the most critical and challenging period in a
half-century of Civil Air Patrol history.
When Civil Air Patrol began converting its headquarters to a staff of c~rat~d~:~mployees, Bud.:~.
was the hands-down choice of your NEC to serve as
the director of marketing and public relations. He
had spent his civilian career in bu siness marketing,
and he came to his new-found responsibilities with
vigor, energy, and devotion. With single-minded
purpose, he held a strong conviction that led to
unprecedented successes at marketing, advertising

Right, National Commander Brig. Gen. Richard L.
Anderson congratulates Col. Robert V. "Bud"
Payton, CAP's director of Marketing and Public
Relations, after presenting him with the CAP Distlnguished Service Medal in February during the 1995
Winter National Board Meeting at the Governor's
House In Montgomery, Ala. Payton received the
medal for his outstanding service to CAP while
serving as the Great Lakes Region commander.

and selling CAP to our fellow American. He lived,
spokei and worked from his CAP heart.
When the Payton family and CAP laid Bud to
rest in his adopted state of Michigan Aug. lI,
they laid to rest a great American hero. He was
proudly attired in his CAP uniform-, on his chest
the command pilot aeronautical badge a master
ground team leader badge, three CAP Distin.
guished Service Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, Gill Robb Wilson Award ribbon and
National Executive Committee badge.
Bud had flown more than 5,000 hours -- 1,200
on actual search and rescue missions. He had
received credit for 16 finds and one save.
It is a rare privilege to meet a truly selfless
person and Bud was that sort of man. He spoke,
lived, and loved with conviction. He was a man
for whom I, the NEC, your national board, and
our headquarters staff carried the utmost respect. Bud will be missed and remembered always by those of us whose lives he touched.
Farewell, dear friend. You were and are
a great American hero.

Integrity--The foundation of teamwork
Integrity, the first of the Air Force's
core values, stresses the importance of
honesty and trust for creating teamwork.
As we all know, when working on
your own, it does no good to be dishonest to yourself- no one can lie to
himself and get away with it. However, in a team setting, unquestioned
integrity takes on
greater meaning.
For a team,
truth and honesty
rapidly become
central character
issues which can
determine success
or failure. Consequently, integrity becomes the foundation of mutual support for the team's
growth and its absence will lead to its
downfall. Unfortunately, no teameither in the Air Force or any other
organization -- can force honesty. It
has to come from inside, from your
own internal source, and create the
basis for trust between you and others.
Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Sheila
E. Widnall and Air Force Chief of Staff
Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman recently restated the core values of the Air Force.

They said, "The Air Force holds certain ideals, certain values, that are the
heart and soul of the military profession. Over the past few months, we've
been in dialog to refine and express
the essence of these values in a small
number of qualities.
"We have looked at the six core

values established for the Air Force as
part of our quality initiative, as well as
those adopted by the major commands,
and distilled them into these three:
¢ Integrity first
Service before self
Excellence in all we do
"Integrity, service and excellence.
Three simple words that epitomize
the core of the military profession: the
bedrock of integrity, fortified by service to country, which, in turn, fuels
the drive for excellence. These values

must be introduced to our new mem- this continued emphasis from all of
bers as they enter the service and must us, integrity will increase teamwork
be reinforced throughout their careers. and benefits all of us throughout the
"Integrity is essential. It's the inner Civil Air Patrol.
My bottom line? Integrity is essenvoice, the source of self-control, the
tial. It is the inner voice for the trust
basis for the trust that is imperative in
that is imperative in today's Air Force
today's military. It's doing the right
and Civil Air Patrol. It is the corthing when nobody is looking."
nerstone for building teamwork.
For all of us, a commitment to
We have to know that whatever
telling the truth adds to group
the issue at hand, no matter
cohesiveness. When one is honhow high the risk or how
est, but fails or has difficuldifficult the hardships, we
ties, other team members
can count on one another
more readily help and forto say what we mean
give, and the team benand do what we say.
efits. In this manner,
This allows us to work
all team members
with the confidence
grow, because they
that every team
know will in turn
member will
be supported
carry out their
when needed.
assigned reThis level of trust
also effects the
team's relationship with its customers. and tasks to the very best of their
Illustrative of this is CAP's superb ability.
Integrity first ... a core value deprogress in its massive headquarters
reorganization. Duties are being ac- scribing the performance standards
complished with pride and profession- we all must strive to maintain for a
stronger CAP/CAP-USAF team and
alism, because we trust each other to
do the right thing, and help each other promoting the other core values of
to overcome difficulties. Consequently, "service before self and excellence
our teamwork has succeeded. With in all we do."

Civil Air Patrol News 0 August 199S

' 6

Cadet program one of CAP's most ",,,portant phases


he Civil Air Patrol Ca- the program. Each achieve- him. Yet, it is not always easy
det Program is one of ment includes moral leader- to discern how one is perceived,
our most important ship as part its requirements. especially when considering
I have found over my years non-qualifiable attributes.
phases of our total mission.
I readrecently that a study
as a clergy person and a chapFor more than five decades,
we have been tasked with the lain that people are often their of eighth-graders showed that
nurturing of a certain segment own harshest critics, continu- their judgment about their
of youth, teaching them lead- ally reminding themselves of athletic abilities was far more
ership skills and other self- their mistakes, faults and accurate than their judgment
building features. These are shortcomings (or weaknesses). about their popularity. So the
attributes that
the skills necessary
adolescents deem
for them to developmost important
ment into solid citiare also the ones
most difficult for
Look through the
them to evaluate
pages of this issue of
in themselves.
Civil Air Patrol
Chaplain (Col.) : :,
It is important
News -- as well as
David~ R.
for us who assist
all the back issues
in the cadet proChief of Chaplains
-- and you will find
gram to be aware
countless examples
of this issue. I beof the effectiveness
of the cadet program -- past These personal assaults on lieve that the CAP cadet proself-confidence are particu- gram should accomplish the
and present.
Part of a CAP cadet's train- larly prevalent among adoles- following:
* Help youth (cadets) dising is the cadet moral leader- cents who are preoccupied
ship program. At least once a with their appearance, their cover their self-image and
make them aware of what it is
month at each unit, either the behavior and fitting in with
that affects their confidence;
their peers. "
unit chaplain or an assigned
=~ Help our cadets realize
The self-confidence of a
officer conducts moral leadership training. This is a re- youth is also greatly affected that lack of confidence can
quirement for promotion for by how he appears to others or keep them from reaching their
each and every cadet within how he believes others look at full potential;

" Our task rein/rid
power to know than

awoue e/se. Th/s espec/a//y t ue of


From The Top

=~ Help cadets understand
that even people who always
seem confident have feelings
of insecurity sometimes;
=~ Affirm the cadets in front
of their peers and boost their
esteem and self-confidence.
It is vital that each unit
employ the most competent
senior member to with our
cadet program. This is a critical time in the lives of our
cadets, so senior leadership
becomes more than just "filling" an officer's slot.
Our job, mission, task- is

to remind the cadets in the
program they have the power
to know themselves better
than anyone else. This is especially true of their strengths
and their weaknesses.
Instead of spending time
concerned with what others
think ofthem, we suggest that
they take a realistic look at
Cadets need to have some
control over how they see
them selves rather than allowing others' opinions to shape
their self-esteem.

National Headqua~ers
now accepts unit checks
for membership dues. One
check per member please
and ensure the member's
name is annotated on the
check. Note: This is a
trial procedure. If unit
checks "bounce," this
privilege may be rescinded.
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Remember: Members
should route suggestions
or questions through
channels. Most can be
answered by local commanders, but if you have
questions aboutyour
] membership or personnel


I issuesthat can be
answerea only by heaa] qua~e~, please give us a


ce (F'e.,on~,l)

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August 199~ 0 Civil Air Patrol News 7

PAOs responsible for clearing articles, ensuring accuracy
Editor's note: This column
was written prior to Col. Bud
Payton's death Aug. 5. His
style, as always, is classic; the
information, as always, pertinent.
Since arriving here in
March as your director for
Marketing and Public Relations, I believe we have come
quite a ways.
As promised, both
the look and the content of the Civil Air
Patrol News has
changed. Based upon
the letters and E-mail
we have been receiving, the majority of
you feel the changes
have'been for the better.
One thing that has changed
significantly is the amount of
time required to put the paper
together each month. If you
p u b l i s h a u n i t n e w s l e t t e r,
think about the amount of time
required for you to get your
completed newsletter out to
your members.
We have the same problem
here yet each month I ask your
editor, Jim Tynan, to add even
more in content and special
articles. He's meeting this
challenge, but, as a professional editor, he is relying on
the CAP professionals in the
field to help.

When I arrived here the paper was 12 pages. Also, the
March issue wasn't printed
u n t i l M a r c h 2 9 . We h a v e
since grown from 16 pages, to
20, and now 24. And we are at
the point we will print the
September issue during the
first week of the month!
Yet this has all been accom-

From The Top

plished without adding any
more people putting together
the paper than we have had in
the past. That number being
two. This couldn't have happened without a tremendous
amount of effort and dedication of theCAP News staffand
the help of the PAOs in the
To help speed up the turnaround time for the paper and
allow us to increase the size
and give you more information and articles, we have constantly encouraged you to send
your articles to us on disk or
use one of the other electronic

Serving CAP
since November 1968

National Commander
Brig. Gen. Richard L. Anderson
Executive Director
Col. Paul J. Albano Sr.
CAP-U.S. Air Force Commander
& SeniorAir Force Adviser
Col. Garland W. Padgett Jr.

formats available to send us
the information. In addition,
when we receive a good, clean,
typed copy of an article we
many times can scan it into
the computer without having
to retype it.
Doing this aids the CAP
News team greatly in reducing the production workload
in that your
article does
not have to be
retyped before it gets
This, in part,
is why so
many articles
have come out
right after
they were
sent to us. At the same time-those of you who are typists
know -- that you often times
key a page of information and
really don't know what you
So what's the point of all
this and where am I coming
from? The point is that I'm
finding some of you are doing
a great job writing articles and
submitting them to us, but
you're not doing your full job
as a PAO. We've had too many
instances, after an article is
run or while getting some additional information to finish
one out, where we discover

Director, Marketing &
Public Relations
Col. Robert V. Payton
James F. Tynan
Assistant Editor
Charlotte M. Crowe

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Thqs news{0aoer is
I~r,nlea on recycleO

the commander of the PAO
who wrote the article was not
even aware of the release.
Remember -- all news releases and articles from
y o u a s a PA O m u s t b e
cleared by your commander unless you-have
made other arrangements.
Additionally, you must be
certain all involved in a rescue, find, etc., receive proper
credit. If the XYZ sheriffs department played a part in the
search, state so. Don't take
partial credit for something
we did not do or full credit
when others were part of the
success also.
Be certain to get the facts
straight. If you weren't on
scene, check with the mission
PAO or mission coordinator.
To cut out an agency or another volunteer group serves
no good purpose and may jeopardize a working relationship
that could be critical for the
purposes of future missions.
Of equal importance, be certain you're not writing a story
in which the participants are
violating CAP regulations. We
have been relying on you -the PAO submitting the articles-to be certain they comply with CAP regulations, policies and directives. We cannot
and do not want to "screen"
every article we receive.

Frankly, we don't have the
time nor desire. However, we
must always attempt to be certain the articles we print are
accurate and within our policies and guidelines.
Believe me, when one of our
members reads an article that
shows another is violating a
CAP regulation or public law,
I get lots of letters. "Yes -- I'm
responsible for the accuracy of
the information; however, you
too have the same responsibility to be certain what you send
to us is fair, complete and accurate.
As I said at the beginning
--you have a responsibility to
do more than just write a press
release. You must be certain
what you write is fair, accurate, and shows the event or
activity was conducted within
the scope of CAP guidelines.
You need not be an expert
in communications, operations, aerospace education, et
al. But you do need to become
knowledgeable in these areas
and know who your expert resources are and use them.
Bottom line: We'll continue
to make mistakes, but we just
don't want them to be too big
or too noticeable. At the same
time, we want to print as many
articles from you as possible.
Good selling, marketing and

CAP involvement a positive force
Civil Air Patrol News.
If you want to know what
CAP is all about, you need
I've frequently read and
heard tales of Civil Air Patrol l o o k n o f u r t h e r t h a n t h e
cadets heading out to the ser- Cloverfield squadron.
However, my temporary asvice academies and ROTC prosignment in California ended,
grams. So allow me to share
part of my own story.
In the summer of 1993, I
met some uniformed CAP
members for the first time. I
was at the E1 Toro Marine
Corps Air Station air show in
California. I saw them at work
all over the grounds and spoke
with the representatives at the
CAP information tables.
The information I got there
prompted me to find out more.
One phone call got me a prompt and so I ventured back to Atand courteous response from lanta. I was extremely pleased
to find a squadron equally moa member of the group staff.
Less than a week after my tivated, dedicated and "fired
first exposure to CAP, I went up" by the missions of CAP.
In the members of these two
to a Cloverfield Composite
squadrons, I began to underSquadron meeting in Santa
stand the deeper meaning
I only spent a short time which goes beyond any "memorandum of understanding" in
there, but I've never been surprised to see the squadron and our wearing of Air Force uniits members honored and rec- forms.
Just over a year later, I beognized in the pages of the
Dear Editor,

gan the process of applying for
an appointment to the U.S.
Air Force Officer Training
School. My decision -- in a
very large part-- was inspired
by the examples of the CAP
members and Air Force Reservists I came in contact with.
I am proud to say that on
Aug. 15, I will trade my CAP
uniform for that of an officer
candidate, but I know that this
will not be the end of my involvement in the Civil Air Patrol.
I encourage other cadets
and senior members who
might be eligible for active
duty to contact their recruiter.
Regardless of "downsizing"
and budget cuts, the readiness of our military depends
upon young men and women
continuing co enter the services in both the enlisted and
officer ranks.
Semper vigilans!
1st Lt. Pete Thomas
Cobb County Composite Sq.
Georgia Wing


Civil Air Patrol News .O August 1995

!i!ii"i"i"ii Fe
a ure j

F r a n k To r r . . .
an aviator
in the true sense
of the word
He broke his ankle trying to avoid
a double barbed-wire fence and
Marin Composite Air Rescue Squadron 4
concertina wire. "I parachuted
San Francisco, Calif.
directly into prison," says Torr,
describing his descent into a German
silver-gray pickup parked
slave-labor camp. Fortunately, his
in the lot at Gnoss
entire crew would survive the ordeal
Field, Calif., wears the
of being prisoners of war for a little
license plate AV 8 TORR. Its owner,
more than 13 months.
retired Air Force Lt. Col. Frank
After the war, Torr stayed in the
Torr, is an aviator in the true sense
of the word. Although today many
Air Force, where he served as a
transport check pilot as well as a
people know Torr as a member of
base engineer. In 1965 he set up a
California's Marin County Aviation
network of navigation aids and air
Commission and an active lieutenfields in Vietnam and Thailand. He
ant colonel in the Civil Air Patrol,
then returned to the states and
few realize his contribution to
served as the base engineer at
aviation spans nearly 60 years.
Hamilton AFB,
Torr's love affair with flying
Calif., until his
began in 1930 when his father
retirement in 1967.
treated him to a ride in a Ford Tri
ifI can maae a go 1~
At the time of his
around, so I fly k
Motor at their hometown field in
retirement from the
Cortland, N.Y. The fires of his flying
chandelle turning
Air Force, he
passion lit; Torr spent all his spare
right over the tower
learned the county
time at the airport, trading his
and land on a
of Marin was in the
services as a grease monkey for rides smaller runway.
process of building
in Jennies. In 1932 a model airplane
"We were met by
Gnoss Field and
an angry major in a
he built even won him a ride in a
looking for an
jeep who began to
Bird Bi-Plane.
airport manager.
Living in a part of the country
chew me out for
He applied for the
famous for record snowfalls, Torr
buzzing the tower.
position and was
first soloed in a Piper J-3 cub on skis
He calmed down
readily hired.
in the winter of 1939, earning his
when he saw our
The county was
private ticket soon after. A year
dry fuel dipsticks.
fortunate to have
later, he bought the cub with a
The tower had
gotten a man who
friend, hired a flight instructor, and
forgotten to clear
brought with him a
began offering flight instruction.
the construction
wealth of knowl"There was lots of interest from
workers from the
edge from his 26
the high school and college students
runway," says Torr.
years in the Air
in learning to fly, and we helped that
A Pratt and
Force as well as
by selling $5 scenic rides in a Waco
Whitney technician
prewar general
UEC we got on lease back," says
on the field later
Lt. Col. Frank Torr
aviation experience.
Torr. From each class of 50 young
discovered the
Torr was instrumental in seeing
men that signed up for his ground
number three engine's induction
the job was done right. The county
school, the top 10 got enough flight
baffles had been installed backward
planners had based the runway
training to earn a private license
at the factory.
alignment on wind data from nearby
paid for by the government. Rates
Once in England Torr joined the
Hamilton Field. Unfortunately, the
8th Air Force on daylight bombing
were $6 an hour for the aircraft and
raids into Germany. On a mission to hills around Gnoss create a wicked
$2 an hour for instruction.
The darkening clouds of war
Muenster, a burst of flak set his left cross wind.
Because construction was well
wing ablaze. Bailing out behind his
caused Torr to join the Army Air
under way when he was hired and it
Corps in the spring of 1941 and he
crew, he fell 15,000 feet before
was too late to change directions,
graduated from the air cadet proopening his chute.
Torr had them extend the original
gram as a second lieutenant in
The German fighters were known
plan for a 2,200 foot runway to 3,300
August 1942. Torr's first duty
to find the parachutes easy targets,
feet. He also convinced the county to
assignment was on the west coast
so Torr waited until he was only
install pilot-controlled runway
flying antisubmarine patrol in a
2,000 feet above the ground before
pulling his ripcord.
North American 0-47. He would
Joe Tuminello

also pilot the B-25, B-17 and B-24,
before being ordered to fly a brandnew B-24 Liberator from Lincoln,
Neb., to England.
Torr remembers his route included a 12-hour, 15-minute Atlantic
crossing from Fortaleza, Brazil, to
Dakar, Africa, and an emergency
landing due to low fuel in Trinidad.
"My number three engine was
running so rich I had to transfer fuel
from all my other tanks to keep it
runnihg," he recalled.
"Cleared by the tower for an
emergency landing, I am on short
final when I see all these guys with
wheelbarrows running around. By
now we are so low
on fuel I don't know

The county had made no provisions for hangars, so Torr came up
with a plan to get a contractor to
build hangars and sell them to
airplane owners.
His contribution to a successful
county airport led him to serve on
the Regional Airport Planning
Committee, and as president of the
California Association of Airport
Executives in 1980. He even earned
a place in Who's Who in Aviation
and Aerospace.
Soon after he became the manager of Gnoss Field, the Marin Air
Rescue Squadron took notice of Torr
and asked if he would like to be their
commander. Torr's skill as an Air
Force check pilot was again put to
good use training CAP pilots for
search and rescue operations.
During one such check in a T-34
he was summoned to search for a
missing aircraft in mountainous
terrain near Calistoga, Calif.
"We came ~pon the crash just at
dusk and circled it with the landing
lights on for two hours in the dark to
help the sheriffs ground team locate
the site,~ says Torr. Though badly
injured, the downed pilot and his
passenger survived.
Today, at 79 years and with
more than 6,000 flying hours, Torr is
still an enthusiastic pilot. He flies
search and rescue missions for CAP,
looking for downed aircraft, flying
donor organs when necessary, and
shutting off faulty emergency locator
His unit also works with the
California Office of Emergency
Services providing earthquake and
flood relief.
He still personally trains new
mission pilots in the squadron's
Beech Bonanza, and is a respected
and knowledgeable voice on the
airport commission, continually
lobbying for airport improvements.
Editor's note: This story appeared
in the June 1995 issue of Pilot, a
monthly magazine published by the
Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association. It was reprinted with permission from the story's author and the
editor of Pilot magazine.

August 1995 0 Civil Air Patrol News 9



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Te x a s c a d e t s m a k e t h e b i g i u m p
Cadet Lt. Col. Scott Dellinger and Cadet
C a p t . Wa l l y N a s r o f Te x a s ' 7 5 t h D i v i s i o n
Composite Squadron recently completed airborne
training at Fort Benning, Ga., and earned the coveted silver wings of a military parachutist.
The paratroopers made their final qualifying jump
June 8 and had their wings pinned on by another
paratrooper, the first squadron commander of the
75th Division Composite Squadron, Lt. Col. Gerry
Levesque. Levesque, now a full-time CAP corporate
employee, is the curriculum developer for Cadet
"The opportunity to pin on their jump wings on
Fryar Drop Zone shortly after their last qualifying
jump was a proud moment for me," said Levesque.
"It was a very special moment-- I could see many of
the lessons learned in CAP beginning to flourish in
these young future Army officers."

Dellinger, the squadron's first cadet commander,
is a junior at Texas A&M University and is on an
Army ROTC Scholarship. Nasr is a four-year CAP
member and is a senior at the University of Houston
where he served as the cadet battalion commander.
The 75th squadron is headquartered in Houston
at the Marcario Garcia Army Reserve Center and is
named after their sponsor, the Reserve's 75th Division (Exercise). According to Levesque, the success
of the two-year-old squadron is due to the tremendous support the squadron has received from the
division's commander, Maj. Gen. Claude J. Roberts
Jr., and its command sergeant major, Lawrence W.
Holland. "Their support combined, with the assistance and guidance of the division's drug demand
reduction program, provided the assets and role
models that have allowed the 75th to flourish in
A paratrooper descends to earth during his final airinner-city Houston," said Levesque.
borne training Jump June 8 at Fort Benning, Ga.

'Go! Go!Go!' last words heard
Cadet Lt. Col. Scott M. Dellinger
75th Division Composite Squadron
Houston, Texas

Cadet Capt. Wally Nasr completes one of four Jumps during airborne training.

'Why would someone want to jump
out of a perfectly good airplane?'
Capt. Wally Nasr
75th Division Composite Squadron
Houston, Texas

I was asked if I wanted to attend
the U.S. Army airborne school May
17. I was excited, but the first question that came to mind was, "Why
would someone want to jump out of
a perfectly good airplane?"
I heard the three-week school
described this way: The first week,
they separate the men from the boys;
the second week, they separate the
men from the fools; and the third
week, the fools jump.
I had the opportunity to attend
one of the worlds finest airborne
schools at Fort Benning, Ga. The
first week is called ground week and
teaches students how to execute the
parachute landing fall and to exit
the aircraft safely.
The first thing taught are the five
points of contacts -- the balls of the
feet, calfmuscles, thigh muscles, the
buttocks and the push-up muscles.
The students concentrate on learning how to land, because it's the
most crucial part of parachuting.

Tower week is the second week
students go through and it consists
of three phases: the swing landing
trainer, the suspended harness, and
the 250- foot tower. The SLT allows
students to practice their parachute
landing techniques while giving students a realistic experience of what
to expect when they land.
Finally, the week that everyone
awaits ~ "jump week.~ The week
"consists of a number of demanding
inspections each one conducted
by an independent "Black Hat~ (instructor) to ensure a proper check
and balance throughout the inspection. And then it's "knees in the
breeze" time.
Once in an Air Force C-130 or C141, groups are divided into their
order in which they will jump. There
are five total jumps, three Hollywood, one combat, and a night mass
exit jump.
The last and final qualification
jump is called the mass exit and is
done at night. During this jump, 30
soldiers jump out of the aircraft on
their way down to the ground below
for their airborne wings.

~Ten minutes!" The muffledcommand comes from the rear of an Air
Force C-130 issued by one of two
jumpmasters at the U.S. Army Infantry Center's Airborne School.
Sixty-four soldiers aboard the aircraft ~peati~e command. Their
hands begin ~ nervously double~heck all buckles, straps and restraints~
~Get ready! Outboard personnel
stand upt~ Cautiously 16 soldiers
-- eight on either side m stand and
face the rear of the aircraft.
~In-board personnel ~-- stand upI ~
Sixteen more stand. : ....... "
Look upl" The 32 soldiers preparing to jump fasten their static
lines and safety hook on the inboard
anchor.line cable above their heads.
"Check static lines!" Everyone
~Check equipment!~ The jumpers
take one last look over all the fasteners, helmet and equipment to make
sure everything is secure,
"One minutol Thirty se~0nds!~
The adrenaline begins to rush m
causing extreme excitement or intense fear.
"Stand by[" It's too late turn back
as the drop zone draws closer and
the soldiers shuffle to the aircraft's
open door in the rear. The sound of
rushing air and the four turboprop
engines comes from just a few feet
"Gol Go! Go!" The paratroopers

Cadet LL Col. Scott Dellinger
jump out ofthe plane ~nd into 1,250
feet of blue while moving at 120
The soldier's begin the familiar
count. Their body position closely
resembles that of the position of
attention with the chin on chest and
bent slightly at the waist. "Onethousand, two-thousand...~
At "four-thousand," the paratrooper waits for tl/e shock of the
opening canopy and then begins a
rapid descent to the ground. On the
way down, a survey is made of the
sky and ground to ensure that no
obstacles will be hit on descent or
One-hundred feet from the
ground, two of four risers are pulled
to the chest in order to slow the fall
and rate of drift. Once the balls of
the feet make contact with the
ground, they are followed by one
side of the body to include the calves,
thighs, buttocks, and the side under
the arm and a quick sigh of relief.

| 0 Civil Air Patrol News 0 August 199S

Cadet Phoenix celebrates first birthday at national board
Operation Cadet Phoenix, the national commander's initiative to revitalize CAP's cadet program, will have
been in operation for a year as of this
year's national board in Washington,
The initiative was started to highlight, provide focus and support a primary facet of CAP's threefold mission
the cadets, our future.
In response, CAP is in the midst of
a campaign to do just that. National
Commander Gen. Richard L. Anderson and the national staff travel the
country highlighting cadet issues.
Commanders at all echelons are providing suggestions and inputs to better the program.
Three documents distributed by
CAP National Headquarters in the past
few months were designed by the membership to make administering the
cadet program easier.
The Cadet Programs Directorate at
national is comprised almost entirely
of CAP members and former cadets.
This was done to provide you with the
highest quality of service possible.
We have been there, and we understand and share in your problems and
New recruiting materials such as
the poster series have been created to
augment local recruiting programs.
The National Cadet Advisory Council
works year round through conference
calls and face to face meetings to bring
cadet issues to the forefront. Promo-

Mitchell cadets receive one semester's
credit, Earhart recipients receive two
semesters' credit, and Spaatz cadets
receive three semester credit.
For those who wish to enter the Air
Force Academy, membership in CAP
may give you a better chance to be
appointed. The Air Force Academy
uses a points system to weigh the extional items such as the drug demand standing.
You are the reason why we are here. perience of the cadet. For instance,
reduction T-shirts and the National
Earhart recipients earn more points
Commander's Coin not only provides As we enter the second year of Operaincentive but also attracts attention to tion Cadet Phoenix, we would like to than members who have not completed
thank you for making it a success.
Phase Ill.
the cadet program and CAP.
Cadet Programs has also expanded
their hours to meet the needs of senior
CAP membership pays off Leadership unveils new coin
members who may not be able to conIf you are thinking about joining
The National Commander's Coin
tact us through normal business hours.
was unveiled at the 1995 Cadet Officer
Remember, Cadet Programs is open the armed forces -- either as enlisted
on Thursday nights until 9 p.m. Cen- or as an officer -- stick with CAP. Your School.
The coins are given to members of
tral Time. Call usat (334) 953-5309 or achievements here may be worth more
than you thought. Interested? Read CAP, the Air Force and friends of CAP
DSN 493-5309.
E-mail is:
who distinguish themselves in service
to the cadet program.
Did you know that as a CAP cadet
The biggest supporters of OperaThe coins will only be given by the
tion Cadet Phoenix are you -- the you may get advanced placement when
enlisting in the US Air Force? If you national commander, vice commander,
cadets. You continue to set the standard for American youth. The re- are a Mitchell Award recipient, you chief of staff, CAP executive director,
cently completed IACE was a shining may awarded the grade of airman first director of cadet programs, and the
CAP-U.S. Air Force commander.
example. Cadets from across the globe class (E-3) upon enlistment.
The U.S. Army and Marine Corps
visit other countries to learn about
also award advanced grade for Mitchell
cultures other than their own. You
Posters should be at units
s h o w e d t h e m w h a t ' s b e s t a b o u t cadets -- private (E-2, Army) or priHave you seen the new recruiting
America as cadets came to the United vate first class (E-2, Marines). If you
are about to enter the military, tell posters yet? They should be at your
States and as you went to countries as
diverse as Romania, Japan, Australia, your recruiter about your award, and unit by now.
The posters are ideal for hanging in
and Germany. Your conduct at this have a copy of the certificate with you.
Should you choose to enter Air Force schools, malls and recruiting booths.
and all the other activities that CAP
has m encampments, national activiROTC, you may qualify for semester Hang them up now and spread the
word about Civil Air Patrol.
ties, etc. m has consistently been out- credit in the General Military Course.

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Montana native, Cornell grad
now commands Montana Wing
Lt. Col. Barry E. Sullins
Director, Pu blie Affairs
Rocky Mountain Region

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Lt. Col.
C. R. Hunt assumed command of
the Montana Wing in an April
change of command ceremony.
Hunt is a native of Montana. He
completed his college studies at
Cornell University and began his
professional career in field research
in agricultural chemicals for. Du
Pont, Geigy and Monsanto. He retired from Monsanto in 1979 and
now lives in Great Falls, Mont.
Under Hunt's direction on the
first composite squadron in
Hamilton, Montana was formed in
1949. He has served as squadron
commander and search pilot for
many of his years with Civil Air
His professional career made
CAP participation hard to come by
until 1987 when he joined the
Skyhawks Squadron with a career
specialty in public affairs for which
he holds a master's rating.
Hunt is a command pilot with
2,700 hours and hold. s both the mission observer and pilot ratings.
In 1989 he became squadron commander of the Skyb awks Squadron

Col. C. R. Hunt
and progressed to the position of
wing public affairs officer for Montana.
In 1991 he was appointed vice
commander of the Wyoming Wing.
His accomplishments include the
Outstanding Unit Public Affairs
Award, Outstanding Unit Effectiveness Inspection Performance
Award, Meritorious Service Award,
Commander's Commendation
Award, and Rocky Mountain Region Senior Member of the Year in
June 1993.

the program. The CAP seal is embossed on the other side of the coin.
The rules governing the distribution of the coin stress that it is an
impact award given to cadets, senior
members, Air Force liaison officers and
others for superior performance. The
award may only be given by the national commander or one of his five
designees. The national vice commander, national chief of staff, executive director, senior Air Force adviser,
and the director of cadet programs
may present the award on behalf of the
national commander.
The coins may be given out at the
national commander's Aide de CamIy
to recognize some exceptional performance, such as color guard performances, to honor graduates, winners
of competitions, members who demonstrate the 'right stuff,' cadets who
exhibit exceptional customs and courtesies; or the little people who make
things work a conference.

The spirit of this award is to reward
cadets and senior members for the
dedication and hard work that would
otherwise go unnoticed. Recognition
by the national commander or his representatives means a great deal to the
moral of individuals and the esprit de
corps of any organization. This impact
award system allows for instant recognition that can be shown to others,
reinforce a positive self-image and can
begin a meaningful tradition.
The intent of the award is to recognize someone who least expects it. A
senior member who drives cadets to a
conference or accepts responsibility for
their supervision, for example, may be
palmed a coin during a private conversation or during a public event.
Lt. Col. John C. "Pete" Moore of the
National Commanders Squadron designed the coin. Moore is a well-known
graphic artist from Shreveport, La.,
and is best known for designing the
patch for the Air Force Thunderbirds.

'We are the A/r Force br/ e toits
volunteer -- the CiviI Air Patro£

itizn pfomi

Air Force and the nation."


August 1995 0 Civil Air Patrol News I ]

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Aug. 17-19, 1.995
Sheraton Washington Hotel
Washington, D.C.
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National Board Schedule
Thursday- August 17
Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Agenda Items

National Commander
National Board
National Commander


National Board Session
Sheraton Ballroom
(Break: 0930 - 1000/Lu0ch: 1200 - 1330)

(Assoc~ted Ac~Wtles)

Meet and Greet Coffee
Exhibits Open
National Board Registration
Banquet Registration
Cadet Advisory Council
Region Comm. Directors Meeting
Spaatz Association
No-Host Reception
Regions Chaplain Meeting
National Consultation Committee

Exhibit Hall C
Exhibit Hall C
A/B Registration Desk
A/B Registration Desk
Virginia B
Virginia A
Exhibit Hall C

Friday - August 18
Call to Order
Air Force Band
Posting of Colors
Pledge of Allegiance
Memorial Service
Keynote Address
Corp. Election Results
- National Commander
- Senior AF Advisor
- Gen Fogleman Video
- Update Briefings

General Assembly
(Break: 0930 - 1000)
National Commander's Support Grp
National Cadet Program Committee
Cadet Advisory Council
Aerospace Education Seminar
Cadet Program Seminar
Chaplain Seminar
Check Pilot Seminar
Comm. & Digital Comm. Seminar
FECA Claims Seminar
Finance Seminar
Logistics Seminar
Personnel Seminar
Senior Training Seminar
National CC'a Town Meeting


Meet and Greet Coffee
Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
Exhibits Open
National Board Registration
Banquet Registration
Chief of Chaplain Luncheon
Spaatz Association
Jewish Service
No-Host Reception

Exhibit Hail C
Virginia A & B
Exhibit Hall C
NB Registration Desk
NB Registration Desk
Cotillion Ballroom
Nathan Hale
Exhibit Hall C

Saturday- August 19
National Commander
Keynote Address
Health Promotion
Maj Lyon, USAF
Military Women
BG Vaught, USAF (Ret)
Middle East Region Cadet Honor Guard
Secretary Widnall Video
Award Presentations:
- National Commander
BG Anderson
- Senior AF Advisor
Col Padgett, USAF
Chief of Chaplains
National Commander

National Commander


(,4 ssoclated A ctlvttles)
0700 - 0800
0700 - 0800
0700- 1900
0700 - 1900
0730- 1900
1200 - 1330
1300- 1500
1730- 1830
1800- 2000

CAP Cadet Honor Guard
Chief of Chaplains
Chief of Chaplains
National Commander
National Legal Officer
BG Anderson
Col Padgett, USAF
Mr. Sharratt
National HQ Staff
National Commander
Sheraton Ballroom
Delaware B
Ethan Allen
Maryland C
Delaware A
Maryland A
Virginia B
Virginia C
Maryland B
Virginia A
Maryland C
Sheraton Ballroom

General Assembly
(Break: 0930 - 1000)

Sheraton Ballroom


National Advisory Council
Association of Past Region/Wing CCs Wisconsin
Nat'l Cadet Program Committee
Cadet Advisory Council
Ethan Allen
Chaplain Seminar
Maryland A
Computer Seminar
Virginia A
Drug Demand Reduction
Delaware A
Health Seminar
Virginia B
Legal Seminar
Mark'eting & PA Seminar
Maryland C
Operations Seminar
Maryland B
Counterdrug Seminar
Maryland B
Airborne Imaging Seminar
Virginia A
Historical Seminar
Inspection Seminar
Virginia C
Legislative Liaison Seminar
Membership Development
Delaware B
Safety Seminar
Virginia B

(Assoc~ted Ac~tles)

Meet and Greet Coffee
Exhibits Open
National Board Registration
Banquet Registration
Spaatz Association
Protestant Service
Catholic Service
No-Host Reception

Exhibit Hall C
Exhibit Hall C
A/B Registration Desk
A/B Registration Desk
Nathan Hale
Maryland C
Maryland A
Ballroom Foyer
Sheraton Ballroom

I 2 Civil Air Patrol News O August ! 995

Civil Air Patrol Supply Depot
~ ~ W E AT H E R A R E A S . 1 9 8 6 p o c k e t s i z e d
~~ paperback. Published by Headquarters,
~ ~ D e p a r t m e n t o f t h e A 1 n n y . Te n c h a p t e r s , 1 8 0
. . . . ~ . . . . . . . . . pages, consisting of clothing and equipment, tents
and heating, rations and diet, land navigation, wind chit], snowshoes and
much more. 3.75x5.5" CAP501AD $3.75
Mitten Inserts, Cold Weather, Trigger-Finger.
The mitten inserts are worn under other mittens
to provide environmental protection to the hands.
The mitten inserts are made of knitted fabric and
have an ambidextrous design incorporating a
thumb compartment, an index finger compartment and a combined second,
third, and fourth finger compartment. The hand, finger, and thumb are a
plain stitch knit and the cuff is a rib knit. The knitting yarn is a blend of
approximately 70% wool and 30% nylon. Olive Green, 4 oz per pair.
841 5-00-160-0769 CAP723FAB med, CAP723FAD lg $3.95
,::: ~ :~,~!:~ j~'~ Mitten Shells, Cold Weather, Trigger-Finger
M-1965. Trigger-finger mitten shells are worn
~% :~'~
with or without the wool/nylon trigger-finger
mitten inserts in temperatures too cold for
leather gloves but not cold enough for Arctic
Mittens. The mittens are a slip-on style made of
fabric with a leather palm, having a thumb compartment, and a combined
second, third, and fourth finger compartment. The mittens have long
gauntlets with elastic around the top, a tape loop at the top for attaching a
suspension cord, and an adjustable closure strap on the back across the.
wrist. The back of the hand and fingers is insulated. The mittens are made
of wind-resistant and water-repellent cotton and nylon sateen with a
deerskin leather palm. The insulating material is polyester batting. The
fabric is Olive Green and the leather is Saddle Brown. 9 oz per pair.
MIL-M-810, 8415-00-926-1526 CAP723m FBC-MED, FBD-LG $9.95


Gloves, Men's and Women's, Light Duty. The gloves
are worn to protect the hands of personnel performing
light work and may be worn alone or, for additional
warmth under cold conditions, may be worn with the
wool inserts covered by MIL-G-835. The leather gloves
are an unlined design, style Flexor 2000 or equal, with
wing thumb. The pleated finger allows improvements in flexibility,
dexterity, and better fit for the Army population. The glove is an inseam
design with a leather welt inserted across the back hand at the base'of the
fingers for reinforcement. For wrist closure, an adjustable strap and buckle
is provided on the back of the glove. The gloves are constructed of
finish. Black. 5.3
GHB-3 GHC-4 GHD-5 $12.95
Glove Inserts, Cold Weather. The glove inserts are
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worn under other handwear to provide environmental
protection to the hands. The glove inserts are made of
knitted fabric and have an ambidextrous design. The
hand, fingers, and thumb are knit seamless with a
plain stitch. The cuff is a rib knit. The knitting yarn is
a blend of approximately 70% wool and 30% nylon.
2.4 oz per pair.
GBB-3 GBC-4 GBD-5 $3.95
GBB-3GBC-4 GBD-5 $3.95




White factory irregulars. Designed
for cold weather. 50/50 Cotton/poly
mix or 100% Cotton.

Mitten Set, Extreme Cold Weather (ECW). The
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ECW mitten set is worn over other handwear (such ~
as the knitted trigger-finger mitten insert, the
knitted glove insert with or without leather shell, or ~
the anticontact glove)to provide environmental
- ' ~ : ~ - - ~ ~
protection in extreme cold climates. To perform
tasks requiring dexterity in extreme cold climates,
the ECW mitten set can be removed for short durations and easily retained UNDERSHIRT
via the suspension harness, and then replaced to rewarm the hands. As
stated, other handwear should always be woi~ beneath the ECW mitten set
in order to maintain the functional flexibility described above. The mitten
I THE~. U.S.
set consists of an outer shell, a removable insulating liner, a knitted insert,
Army medium brown factory irregulars. Shirt has knitted cuffs and a fiat
and a suspension harness. The outer shell is made of fabric with a leather
palm and with a layer of pile material on the back of the hand. The mittens collar that zips up to make a turtle neck for extra warmth. Drawers have a
flap fly and knitted cuffs. Polypropylene layer next to the skin acts as a
have a long gauntlet with adjustable closure straps on the back of the outer
moisture wicking layer and serves to draw moisture away from the skin.
shell across the wrist and top of gauntlet. The harness consists of a breast
piece and a suspension piece. The outer shell of the mitten set is made of
Gore-Tex gloves. Military cold & wet black leather.
wind-resistant and water repellent cotton and nylon sateen with a deerskin
Lining is manufactured with two layers of Thinsulate and
leather palm and wool pile material on the back of the hand. The removable
insulating liner is made of polyester batting w.ith a lightweight ripstop
~ ~ o n e l a y e r o f G o r e - Te x t o i n c r e a s e w a r m t h a n d n o t r e s t r i c t
grip. Waterproof and breathable, with a double palm. For
nylon cover fabric. The fabric is Olive Green and the leather is Saddle
wrist closure, an adjustable strap and buckle is provided
Brown. 17.6 oz per pair. MIL-M-834. The inserts are OD.
on the back of the glove.



CAP723__ GJB-3, GJC-4, GJD-5 $27.95
Gloves, Men's and Women's, Heavy Duty. They may
be worn alone or, for additional warmth under cold
conditions, with the glove inserts covered by
MIL-G-835. The gloves are an unlined, halfinseamed,
Gunn-cut design made of leather with a continuous thumb inseamed all
around and a leather welt inserted in the thumb seam. The seam at the
base of the fingers incorporates a reinforcing leather welt turned up to
cover the stitching, and an additional layer of leather reinforces the palm.
For wrist closure, an adjustable strap and buckle are provided on the back
of the glove. The gloves may be constructed of either cattlehide or horsehide
leather. Cream, 7.9 oz per pair. MIL-G-2366, 8415-00-268-7868
CAP723~ GHB-med, GHC- lg, GHD-xlg $12.95

SCARFS, G.I. WOOL. 100% wool knit
2 ply. 8" Wide x 50" long.
CAP723SAA olive $4.50,
CAP723SAB black $6.50
Headover Scarf, Balaclava & Hat
combination. A unique 100% wool knit
scarf with multiple uses. 8.5x23"
tubular, OD. GI ISSUE. One size fits all.
CAP723SAE $3.95

August ! 995 O Civil Air Patrol News 1 3

~v~ast~ ~x~reme L, OlCt wen~ner, ine mask wu! De
worn in conjunction with cold-dry headgear to protect
the wearer's face against wind, cold and blowing snow.
The mask is composed of an adjustable insulating
facepiece, a removable oronasal thermal control barrier,
and a removable insulating bib-type throat covering.
The mask covers the forehead, cheeks, nose, ears, chirl,
and mouth. Holder loops are provided in the mask to
accommodate wearing corrective eyeglasses.
Polyurethane/foam laminate materials are used in the
facepiece and in the removable bibtype throat covering.
White. 4 oz. CAP723BAE $3.50


Mask, Cold Weather. The mask will be worn in
conjunction with cold-wet headgear to protect the
wearer's face against wind, cold, blowing snow,
water, and frost bite. The mask is composed of a face
piece with nose, and mouth coverings, a chin piece,
and a neck shield. The mask covers the forehead,
cheeks, nose, chin and mouth. Vinyl coated nylon
cloth is used for the outer layer and felt for the inner
layer. Olive Green, 3 oz, MIL-M-43294,
8415-00-243-9844 CAP723BAH $3.50

Four Piece Sage green nylon knit repair kit for
L2B & MA1 flight jackets. PS-383010 $8.95
Brown nylon two piece knit repair kit for
USAF/USN leather jackets.
Cuffs and waist band only
PS- 383011 $14.95

sage green flyers hood buttons under the collar of
the cwu45/p winter weight 'nomex' jacket. Zipper top
closure allows hood to fold down when not in use.
Turn your jacket into a warm parka. Size extra large
only. Will fit all jackets, small to extra large. With
buttons. PS-CWU45/PHXL $6.50


PILOT'S JACKET. This is the actual government
issue jacket direct from the contractor. It features: two
huge handwarmer/cargo pouch pockets with velcro
closures, a left sleeve cigarette packet/pen pouch. The
material of this jacket is MIL. SPEC. Sage green
NOMEX aramid polyamide fire-retardant fiber to give
the government specified degree of fire protection.

USAF N3B PARKA, extreme cold weather. Single
breasted hip length with permanently attached white
fur ruff Mouton lined hood. Drawcord and elbow
patches. Nylon outer with cotton lining. Single front
zipper, knitted cuffs, and two hand warming slash
pockets. Sage green (gray). Limited availability.
PS-N3B(size) New Med & Xlg $45.50,
Used Sm & Lg $25.50.

olive, two ply $3.95
black, two ply $3.95
orange two ply $2.95
olive four ply $4.95

USAF N2B PARKA, extreme cold weather. Single
breasted waist length with permanently attached white synthetic fur &
drawcord. Nylon. Single front zipper, knitted cuffs, and two hand warming
slash pockets. Sage green (gray). Limited availability.
PS-N2B(size) New Sm & Med $45.50, Used Lg & Xlg $25.50

A C R Y L I C O P E N FA C E M A S K .
Reinforced elastic face opening. May be
worn under the chin for full face exposure, or over the
nose for eye exposure only. One size fits all.
CAP723AEA olive, CAP723AEB black $3.50
CAP723AEE orange/camo reversible $4.50

Foot Sack, Survival, USAF SRU 12/P for ECW Artic conditions. Pulls up
over feet & ties around the waist with a draw string, over the parka, to
form the lower half of a sleeping bag. 28" X 48" down filled, tapers at the
feet and adds additional warmth inside a mummy bag. Feather weight
(19 oz), compact & warm. GI Issue OG° CAP758FSA $7.50

B-9 USAF HELMET. GI winter soft flyers helmet. 100,c4
Nylon pile outer shell and 100% acrylic lining. Ear and neck
flaps snap overhead to form a pile cap. Sage green. Specify:
NOMEX FLIGHT GLOVES. Current military issue featuring flame
small, medium or large. PS-B9B-(size) $9.95
retardant NOMEX material with soft leather fingers and palms for
maximum s.ensitivity and protection.
GI WOOL JEEP CAP. 100% wool knit
PS-CAPI-(05 THRU 12) Sage green/gray ~!i:~:: ~" ~'~- ....... .:~"~'~~~i~?~,~!~~i~.~i~i~i~i~i~~~
'RADAR' Jeep caps. One size fits all.
PS-CAP3-(07 THRU 12) Black/black
CAP723ACA olive,
~AP723ACB black $5.50


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MIL-C-16472F. Colorfast to light,
laundering and persperation. 11" To 12.5" Long 3.125oz.
One size fits all. CAP723AAA olive, CA723AAB black,
CAP723AAC camo. $4.95
A C R Y L I C WAT C H ! C A P S C A P 7 2 3 A B F o r a n g e $ 2 . 5 0 ,
CAP723ABE camolorange reversible $4.50






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HATS. GI cold
helmet liner.
With 12" velcro
fastening straps.

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Toll Free 1-800-858-4370 Fax 1-806-335-2416

Canteen, Water, Insulated, Corrosion Resisting Steel, with Cup and
Cover. The canteen is intended to be used by military personnel to keep
water liquid in cold climates. The canteen is provided with a stainless steel
mp for heating liquids and foods over an open fire. The canteen is a one
~[uart capacity stainless steel vacuum bottle with a silicone rubber
a~outhpiece and a polyethylene cap. The canteen is provided with a cotton
luck cover and stainless steel cup. The M-1 Adapter Kit consists of cap,
~trap, adapter and epoxy. Canteen: Stainless Steel, Silicone Rubber,
?olyethylene Cup: Stainless Steel, Cover: Cotton Duck.
~anteen and Cup: Silver, Cover: OG. Canteen: I qt,
~up: 1/2 qt. Canteen and cup, MIL-C-40123
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1 l~ Civil Air Patrol News 0 August 1995

Air University introduces home page
Senior Airman Brlan Boehiechio
42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office
Maxwell AFB, Ala.

University has its own Internet home page anc
net surfers from all overthe globe are logging in tc
see what it's about.
AU officials received permission to bring theil
home page on-line June 28, and officials say th~
response has been tremen~ .....
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home page is an entry point ii!i~i~!
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f~rs per day With a high of ~
1,006 perday lest week, the~ ~:~ ~
page has received calls from ~
as close as Maxwell-Gunter
and as far as the Ukraine and Japan. "I think it'~
amazing how many callers we've had after bein~
on-line less than two weeks," said Lt. Col. T. S
Kelso, deputy research coordinator for AU.
Kelso said the system has two types of callers
individualscurious about AU or the Air Force, am
researchers. "For the curious, an introduction t~
AU through the AU Catalog is available witl
descriptions of the schools, which is helpful t~
incoming students, and access to the Air Forcq
and Air Education and Training Command hom~
pages," he said. "For researchers andpeople seek
ing subject matter experts, there are database
which allows users to find staff members wh
have, or are researching a subject theyare curiou
An item of great interest available on-line is th
SPACECAST 2020 page, which allows users t
view the unclassified portion of the project.
"It's a matter of convenience for us and the use

to have this on-line because it would cost too much
money to print and send copies to everyone who
wants one," said the colonel.
Additionally, the colonel said users can participate in the new Air Force chief of.staff-sponsored
2025 project by signing onto this page. "This is a
great opportunity for individuals to submi~ ideas
and express opinions that may help shape the Air
Force of the future."
Other pages that can be accessed are Air
Chronicles, the College
.~ :~ ! of Aerospace Doctrine,
Education's on-line
magazine; Air War College; Air Command and
Staff College; AirForce
Quality Institute; and
the Air Force Institute
of Technology. "There
are so marly resources
available I encourage
people to log-in and explore," he added.
Although the AU
home page is in its beginning phases, theAU
Research Coordinator Office staffis working hard to
expand it. "There are plans to make AU's college
catalog all electronic(the 1994-95 catalog is already
on-line), put the AU library catalog on-line, and
eventually get the Air Force Historical Research
Agency a page," he said.
"What we have here is a powerful information
tool that can enhance the Air Force mission on a
global scale. Our ultimate goal is to get information
out to the two groups I described," he said. "I think
we are doing that. I hope that other commands and
organizations will follow suit and allow people to
take advantage of the resourcesavailable to them. It
will make their jobs easier."
If you would like to check out the AU home page,
wax yourmodem board and catch the next info-wave
for Internet address: ( AU's
home page can be accessed throughAmerica Online
and CompuServe.

Military retirees earn rank for life
remain eligibl'e for recall to active duty in times of
national crisis. In fact, during Desert Shield and
Desert Storm, many volunteered to reenter active
duty to meet Air Force needs and they served admiOur natfon!s Air Fo'rce is composed of active-duty
members,retirees, reser~cists, guardsmen, andcivil- rably.
We owe these dedicated professionals, who have
ians. All are valued members of the broader Air
Force team that defends our nation with ready air given so much to our nation, the courtesy of using
the rank they earned. So, it is approand space forces. Each member of our
priate to use rank when addressing
professional team deserves to be treated
retired officers or NCOs who introwith respect and courtesy.
duce themselves by rank when coming
More than 620,000 Air Force retirees
into the clinic for medical care or callare still active andvaluable contributors
ing the military personnel flight for
to our Air Force. Some now work for the
Air Force in civilian positions. Others
As a course of habit, I encourage it
support education programs, and probecause it accurately reflects the esvide forums for the exchange of ideas
teem with which we hold our retirees.
that further the goals of air power.
While some may consider this a
More than 1 million volunteer to help
small thing, it is an importantconcern
in our medical facilities, libraries, child
Gen. Ronald R.
for retired Air Force members and it is
development centers, and community
important to me.
activity centers.
Our retirees believe they earned
The retired officers and noncommistheir rank for life and should be addressed accordsioned officers of all services earned their ranks
through hard work and determination. They en- ingly -- and I agree with them.
So, I urge all Air Force people to realize that
dured hardships, made sacrifices and often risked
military retirees from every service deserve to be
their lives in serving our country.
called by their military rank. It is rightfully theirs
Our Air Force retirees laid the foundation for the
world's premier air and space force. And they because they earned it ... for life.

Gen. Ronald R. Fog!eman
Air Force Chief of Staff.

Korean War memorial dedicated
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton, Republic of Korea President Kim Young Sam and
thousands of Korean War veterans and veterans' family members from around the world
gathered on the National. Mall July 27 for the
dedication of the Korean WarVeterans Memorial.
The throng, estimated at more than 50,000,
endured oppressive heat and horrid humidity
to pay tribute to those from 22 nations who
fought, died, were wounded and are missing
from the 37-month war that began June 25,
1950, and has commonly been called "The Forgotten War."
"The Korean War veterans endured terrible
hardships, deathly cold, weeks and months
crammed in foxholes, an enemy of overwhelming numbers, the threat of brutal imprisonment and torture," Clinton said.
"They set a standard of courage that may b~
equaled but never surpassed in the annals of
American combat," Clinton said.
Roughly 1.5 million Americans served in the
Korean War,including54,246 who died; 103,284
who were wounded, 7,140 who were prisoners
of war, and more than 8,100 still listed as
(Air Force News Service)

Seventh B-2 to honor Nebraska
Air Force's Air Combat Command will name
the seventh B-2 stealth bomber delivered to
the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force
Base, Mo., the "Spirit of Nebraska."
The Sept. 3 naming ceremony will be
held at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., in conjunction with Omaha's Victory '95 and the base
open house and air show celebrating the 50th
anniversary of victory in the Pacific during
World War II.
Gen. Joseph W. Ralston, commander of Air
Combat Command; Adm. Henry G. Chiles Jr.,
commander in chief of U.S. Strategic Command; and Kent Kresa, chairman of the board,
president andchiefexecutive officer of Northrop
Grumman Corp., will preside over the ceremony. Sen. J. James Exon from Nebraska,
will be a keynote speaker.
(Air Combat Command News Service)

B-S2H's launch another first
Two B-52H aircraft left Barksdale Aug. 7 as
the first bombers to employ precision guided
munitions on a Global Power mission.
Each aircraft launched with six crew members, one observerand one AGM-142 Have Nap
missile headed for the WoomeraInstrumented
Range in Australia.
The flight is another of Air Combat
Command's Global Power missions designed
to exercise the Air Force's ability to strike any
target, anywhere in the world within 24 hours.
Each Have Nap missile, weighing in at 3,000
pounds, contains seeker equipment which allows the B-52 radar navigator to guide the
missile to its target.
Taking more than 31 hours to complete, the
mission will carry the crew over 11,808 nautical miles and recover at Andersen Air Force
Base, Guam, Aug. 9 after four aerial refuelings.
(Air Force News Service)

August 199S 0 Civil Air Patrol News 1

Paul E,

Grover Ltmenimmg
Lt. Col. Henry H. Caldwell Jr.
Maj. Daniel M. Eddinger
Maj. Kevin J. Reinstein
Maj. Charles R. Voelker
Capt. Douglas S. Allen
Capt. Eduardo G. Angala
Capt. Angelika H. Angel
Capt. David M. Auerbach
Capt. John W. Baker
Capt. Gary L. Brockman
Capt. Jillaine M. Butler
Capt. Jose L. Cintron
Capt. Charlie W. Conerly
Capt. Gary L. Dawson
Capt. Bronce M. Fitzgerald
Capt. Sally D. Fitzgerald


Capt. Juan C. Gonzales
Capt. Henry M. Hall Jr.
Capt. Francis A. Kennedy
Capt. Dominick M. Landolfi
Capt. Moraima Lugo
Capt. John J. Lynn
Capt. John H. Mac Lean
Capt. Gamila M. Mherian
Capt. Tammy M. Morris
Capt. Ziad J. Nazif
Capt. Roger C. Nyberg
Capt. Michael A. Oakman
Capt. Robert J. Schultz
1st Lt. Richard H. Trout II
1st Lt. Charles D. Walter


Maj. David F. Adams
Capt. Roy W. Asbell
Maj. Ricardo S. Benavidez
Maj. Philip A. Berchtold
Lt. Col. Henry H. Caldwell, Jr.
Lt. Col. Ornan R. Follett
Maj. George R. Hunter, Jr.
Maj. Frederick A. Jacobs
Capt. Richard W. Johnson
Maj. Dolores J. Narkiewicz
Maj. Donna L. Sartain
Maj. Herbert L. Schulman
Capt. Christopher L. Smith
Maj. Roy E. Snidow
Maj. Jerry L. Thurber


Gill IIobb
Lt. Col. Lynne A. Puglise
Lt. Col. Wayne L. Secrist
Lt Col. Vernon M. W. Wells
Majo James W. Castetter, II


Iirig. Geai. Claarles E. "Chuck" Yeager
Aerospace Educatioai Achieveaneait Awards
Lt. Col. Warren W. Beale .................... 09001
Maj. William D. Brew ..........................
Maj. Jenny C. Fung ............................
Maj. Jean E. Harms ............................ 23117
Maj. Donald P. Mull ............................
Maj. E. Blaine Schoolccraft ................ 4123
Maj. William A. Shafer ....................... 1189
Maj. John H. Trask ............................. 7033
Maj. John W. Vardiman ...................... 23117
Maj. James C. Webber ....................... 49001
Capt. Paul C. Brown .......................... 4305
Capt. Mark C. Cashin ......................... 31229
Capt. Patricia A. Cavallaro .................
Capt. Thomas J. Fraser ..................... 6088

John D. Fowler Jr.
Robert J. Hutto
Daniel E. James
Xavier Rivera
Erika J.C. Laing
Terrence L. Miner
Kevin E. Williams
Patrick A. Tagert
Gilbert G. Garcia
Timothy E. Learned
Adam L. Schenk
Ashley Neboshick
Steven J. Austin
James W. Bridgham
Domenica A. Correggio Ill 19019
Christopher D. Caron
Conley L. Macklin
Carrie L. Campbell
James V. Lomax
Ronald B, LLoveras

Capt. Ronald G. Gibbons. ................... .26088
Capt. Melvin J. Grossgold. .................. A3008
Capt. Michael G. Harbour. ........................ .24053
Capt. John J. Hoffmann ........................... .48065
Capt. Roger P. Hurlbut. ......................... .3t 189
Capt. Jack M. Ipock. ............................... 6050
Capt. Thomas D. Spiers, Jr.. ................ 17033
Capt. Carl R. Vander Veen ...................... .27064
Capt. David M. Yeager. ...........................43048
1st Lt. Sarkis L. Ahlijian ............................ 17037
1st Lt. John W. Anderson ........................ .04204
1st Lt. Kerry S. Caramanis.. ...................042C4
1st Lt. Michael A. Crognale. ....................

Gemi. Billy Mitchell
Sharon A. Talbott
Nathaniel Lo Cole
Jason M. Ernst
Dustin J. McCauley
Chris F. Hrehor
Daniel Ro Hurlburt
Daniel D. Koshinski
James J. Labor Jr.
Jason R. Stegmeler


James J. Gano
Gerber A. Gomez
Dennis Mo Baker
Ryan N. Propst
Christopher L. Connor
David T. Schreck
Garrett J. Gerfold
Carol M. Goddard
Warren D. Anderson

Aanelia Earhart
Jackie W. Bailes
Michael T. Bauer
Charles M. Benjamin
Paul J. Calhoun
Carlos A. Castiblanco
lan E. Cavett
Michael J. Cavey
Alisha M. Cope
Daniel R. Courtright
Robert T. Ferguson
Craig L. Freeman
Carlos L. Gamundi


1 st Lt. Douglas A. Driscoll ........................ 17056
1st Lt. William A. Flory, Jr ........................
1st Lt. Eugene D. Kudera ......................... 26088
1st Lt. Ira D. Menin ................................... 26088
1st Lt. Richard D. Pelton ........................... 24053
1st Lt. James A. Robertson ...................... 04343
1st Lt. Douglas I. Shonley .......................
1st Lt Christopher L. Smith ....................... 06022
1st Lt. Joseph C. Tolin .............................. 23117
1st Lt. Barbara S. Van Horn ...................... 23117
1st Lt. Luetta D. Vardiman ........................ 23117
1st Lt. Jerome M. Weiss ........................... 31189
2nd Lt. Roy A. Cook ...........................

Daniel Katz-Braunschweig
Nicholas T. Medlock
Richard A. Neessel
Richard W. Ontiveros
John A. Russo
lan D. Stegherr
Sandra L. Simchick
Robert W. Stewart
Michael B. Tosser
Ryan E. Trentler
Aaron R, Weimer



John L. Locke
Nathan R, Bosic
Stacey L. Barr
Ciara E. Hiles
Jacob N. Hiles
David P Ragain
David A. Tucker
Dustin C, Watkins
Heather A. Blondin
Jacob M. Miheve
Danny A. Daubert
Michael J. Gray
Keith A. Stephens
Cass K. Madson
Timothy J. Reid
Paul F. Ecklund
Daniel Rodriguez
Giovanni Vidal
Omar A. Sanchez Cordero
Gerardo Caballero
Scoff W, Robinson

2nd Lt. Donald J. Hall ......................... 23117
2nd Lt. Kathleen A. Hill ...................... 3117
2nd Lt. Michael B. Mason .................. 0077
2nd Lt. Tomothy R. Nelson ................ 6088
2nd Lt. Kathryn L. Nuss .........................13001
2nd Lt. Luana R. Rohrer ........................14123
2nd Lt. Richard D. Skuya ...................... 26088
2nd Lt. Tam re J. Walter ........................23117
Angela Ames ....................................... 17075
Bruce N. Costner .................................. 23117
Donna M. Driscoll ................................. 17056
Jim W. O'Donnell ................................ 26088
Floyd W. Weber ................................. 4204


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| 6 Civil Air Patrol News 0 August 1995

C(2S builds today-'s leaders
I Seventy-eight cadets
came to Maxwell AFB,
Ala., July 11-22 to hone
their communication and
leadership skills at Cadet

Far left: Cadet officers Kelly L. Waelde
(left) and Mike E. Deaver tie up pieces of
rope while Freddie Santiago (left) and
Kevin Richter look on. Left: Cadet Jessica R. Kratz balances on a board while
crossing a water hazard. Below: Cadets
Carrie Howard, Shaun Stanton, Steven
Mathls, and Nathan Hen ry steady a plan k
as Andy Gray makes his way up to the
top of a post while Doug Kyle, standing,
and Brandi Creswell, Clint Smith and
Casey Hear watch from the sidelines.

flfflr.e.r .~P.hnnl '.q.~
Charlotte M. Crowe!
Charlotte M. Crowe Assistant Editor!
“Nuke 'em!" "Nuke 'em!" echoed down the
hallway. This wasn't the war cry of
maniacal Third World leaders; these were
CAP cadet officers gearing up forCRIDEX-the Crisis Decision Exercise -- that was
part of a 10-day Cadet Officer School June
11-22 at Maxwell AFB, Ala.!
Seventy-eight cadets from 35 wings and
Germany came to hone their
communication and leadership skills at
what COS Director Col. Montford J.!
Corley calls "the pinnacle of academic
programs at CAP."!
COS Executive Director Lt. Col. Joe Casler
explains that the school emphasizes
"leadership, communication, and
teamwork." Instruction is divided between
lectures and seminars, and is modeled
after the Air Force's Squadron Officer
Cadet officers attending COS
School. The cadets participated in
ranged in age from 15-20. For them,
leadership workshops, problem-solving
the Vietnam War is ancient history,
exercises, and writing and speaking
but retired Air Force Col. Henry P.
Fowler colored the black-and-white
The Crisis Decision Exercise followed a
pages of their history books with a
national security briefing presented by
bristling tale of his experience as a
retired Air Force Col. Dennis Drew. The
prisoner of war.
"In 1967, on a particular day, I got
cadets studied scenarios involving the
a bowl of rice," Fowler began. "And as
countries of Mohrassia and Draconia and
I was meandering through it trying to
decided what actions the United States
avoid all the trash and garbage
should take.!
therein, I came upon something in my
For each political, economic, and military
mouth that I could chew but I couldn't
decision the cadets made, the CRIDEX
masticate .... I reached in and pulled
simulator pumped out how those actions
out a wad of toilet paper on which were
would influence the stock market
written -- in pencil and in English
exchange; public approval of the military
the following words: 'God Bless
and president; "Senate support; and
America. Learn this code.'"
The note included the foundation
foreign opinions. As in real-world situations,
of the obscure com"Nuke 'em!" was listed only as a last!
munication system
desperate option.!
"The speakers had been
developed by pris"The speak( 1st Lts. Chantal!
oners at the Hanoi
through life-changing
Habets and!
Hilton. One code
through 111 Kristofer Abel! experiences and were very
devised by the imexperiences named the guest!
prisoned soldiers
speakers from Air!
~adet 1st Lt. Chantal Habets
coughs, sniffles,
belier University as their!
favorite part of the!
throat-clearing. The cadet officers
---Cadet 1st curriculum. "I was!
laughed as Fowler coughed, sniffed,
real impressed by the speakers and the
influence of the CAP," said Abel, who came and cleared his throat to demonstrate
how the word "Hi" would sound.
to COS from Ramstein Cadet Squadron,
Then he abruptly nailed down the
Stuttgart, Germany.!
basics of communicating. "CommuniHabets agreed. "The speakers had been
cation is a four-part thing," he said.
through life-changing experiences and
"One is the sender; two is the receiver;
were very believable,~ she continued. "It's three is the feedback; and four is a mehistory brought to life again. Reading about d i u m t h a t ' s u n d e r s t o o d b y b o t h ,
it is just not the same," she said. Habets is whether Spanish, English or German."
Other speakers included Medal of
a member of Squadron 714, which is part
of the Jimmy Stewart Composite Squadron, Honor recipient U.S. Army retired
Indiana, Pa.!

Photos: Gene Sinner

C h i e f Wa r r a n t O f fi c e r 4 M i c h a e l
Novosel; Lt. Col. Maris McCrabb, who
discussed Desert Storm; and retired
Air Force Col. Charlie Colvin, who
described different aspects of leadership and related them to real-life.
Freshly inspired by these masters,
cadets were tasked to craft their own
speeches. Top speakers from each
seminar were elected to compete in a
Speak Off, with cadet Kevin Richter
capturing the audience and the top
award with a personal tale of a friend
who died from AIDS.
Cadets got their chance to practice
leadership and problem solving during seminars, team leadership drills
and a confidence course affectionately
known as Project X. The purpose of
Project X is to give experience in leadership and followership, and problemsolving under time restraints.
Cadets were given two opportunities to negotiate obstacles at Project
X. The cadets employed the three basics of COS: leadership, problem solving, and communication.
Seminar leaders outlined the objectives and restraints governing time
and safety. Cadets then pondered their
strategies and executed their plans.
Some plans made a real splash as team
members ended up in the water surrounding the obstacles; others left cadets hopelessly hung in awkward positions as the clock ticked away its final seconds. Remarkably, some teams
succeeded in getting their members
through the puzzling hazards.
Although picking the outstanding
COS cadet was a tough decision for the
staff, Cadet James R. Brown II was
recognized for his leadership at the

graduation and awards banquet at the
end of the school.
During the ceremonies, National
Commander Brig. Gen. Richard L.
Anderson told the cadet officers the
following: "If you are a cadet officer,
you're not tomorrow's leaders; you're
a leader today."

COS '95 awards
Outstanding Cadet Officer 1995
James R. Brown II
Top Seminar Performers
Michael Cavey
Jeramy Hopkins
Michael Cain
Chantal Habets
Carlos Gamundi
Carl Polley
Hichael Penland
Speech Contest
Kevin Richter, I st place
John Russo, 2nd place
Harry Toplls~, 3rd place
Best Essay
Richard Muffoletto, I st place
James R. Brown II, 2nd place
Cadet Katie Schroth, 3rd place
Fleet Foot Awards
Katie 5chroth, time 6:02
Eric 5chlef, time 5:40
Diploma recipien~
Nathan Henry
Harry Topliss
Bryan Redeker
John Tennant
Ben Carroll
Kendra Bussiere
Richard Nessel
Bradley Coffey
Volley Ball Champions
Seminar 2

August 1995 0 Civil Air Patrol News | 7

Reporting the accomplishments of CAP members worldwide
-- At the Pennsyl- a n i a ~ P '
vania Wing Conference held at
Harrisburg, Pa., in ,June, members of the Clarion Composite
Squadron 504 were awarded
Cadet AlC Brock
MoCloskey took second place in
the Aerospace Education Poster
Competition with his poster,
"Moving in USA Space."
Squadron 504 took third place
in the Aerospace Education
Squadron Competition with its
display of model airplanes and
was recognized by the Pennsylvania wing commander, Col.
Joseph Gulmond Jr.
Lt. Kerry A. Kline, public
affairs officer for Squadron 504,
was given a CAP certificate of
appreciation in recognition of
outstanding assistance to CAP
by the Pennsylvania Wing PAO,
Maj. Dave Hege.
The award was presented to
Kline in conjunction with her
selection as the 1994 Pennsylvania Squadron Public Affairs
Officer first place winner. Kline
tied for first place with Lto Sue
Phelan of Clearfield Composite
Squadron 1202.
Pennsylvania -- Cadets and
senior members from Lycoming,
Northumberland and Snyder
counties held a successful
Memorial Day fund raiser.
Members of CAP's Group 40
sold 500 pounds of live Maine
lobsters to a public hungry for
more than the traditional
barbecued hamburger. Members are now planning for
another sale over the Labor Day
weekend. Proceeds from current
and future sales will go to CAP
cadet programs and pilot
Group 40 commander, Lt.
Col. Harvey M. Katz, of
Williamsport, noted the sale
netted more than had been
anticipated. "We thank all those
who purchased lobsters, and we
want them to know how much

they've helped the work of our
volunteer service organization. I
also want to extend my thanks to
the cadets and seniors of Group
40 who made the lobster sale a
success," said Katz.
Pennsylvania m Air Force
2nd Lt. Daniel J. Markham has
entered active duty in Florida. He
is projected to attend the prototype joint Air Force/Navy navigator/flight officer training program
at Pensacola NAS.
Markham is a former cadet
commander and Earhart Award
recipient from Squadron 603 of
the Pennsylvania Wing. His CAP
cadet activities included National
Cadet Officer School in 1989 and
lACE (Germany)in 1990.
The lieutenant completed the
1991 AFJROTC program in
Columbia, S.C., and then
received a Category I AFROTC
scholarship to Princeton University after graduating from high

Legion and the Purple Heart
Veterans of America.
Vermont -- The Vermont
Wing and AFJROTC recently
completed the weeklong 1995
Leadership Encampment at the
Vermont Military Academy in
Jericho, Vt. Also attending were
31 Royal Canadian Air Force
It was a busy week for the
cadets -- many of whom are new
to the program, with classroom
exercises, drill and ceremony,
helicopter rides, model rocket
building and launching, leadership reaction courses and
organized sports.
Four cadets were given letters
of commendation by the Vermont
Military Academy: David
Singelais, of the Connecticut
River Valley Composite Squadron; Jeremiah Johnson, of the
Rutland Composite Squadron;
Tonya Maxfield, of the Cata-

Cadets (from left to right) Mark Henry, Mike Krissenger, Jason
Aldins, Tony Subbio and Dave MacNeal, of Pennsylvania Wing's
Squadron #1007, post the the colors during a local Memorial Day
celebration and parade in Pennsylvania.

CAP 1st Lt. William T. Mohr, of Pennsylvania Wing's Doylestown
Composite Squadron #907, middle, receives the Bronze Medal of
Valor from Wing Commander Col. Joseph Guimond, left, and CAP
National Vice Commander Col. Paul Bergman during the wing's
recent annual conference. Inset photo: MaJ. Martin J. O'Donnell,
left, receives the Lifesaving Award from Guimond. Both men were
recogn ized for their efforts to save a plane crash victim in late 1994.
school. His academic major was
electrical engineering and
computer science. He was
selected as the AFROTC cadet
group commander and promoted
to cadet colonel during the fall
semester of his senior year. His
AFROTC awards included
recognition by the American

From left to right, Capt. Joseph Gifford, Cadet Amn. Creighton
MacKinney, Cadet Sgt. Matthew Fearon and Capt. Mark Twitchell
members of Maine's Bangor/Brewer Composite Squadron who
recently particpated in an Experimental Aircraft Association fly-In
at Dewitt Airfield in Old Town, Maine. Squadron cadets provided
flight line security and performed other duties at the fly-in. The
squadron also provided C-172 orientation flights

mount Composite Squadron; and
Julie Cummings, of the
Burlington Composite Squadron.
Vermont- Cadet David
Singelais was commended for
his total commitment and
enthusiasm during the overnight
exercise June 27, while attending
the 1995 Summer Leadership
Program at Ethan Allen Firing
Range, Jericho, Vt.
When the senior cadet officer
in charge of the program requested volunteers for point duty
and security, Singelais was one
of two personnel who immediately jumped at the chance to
participate in the movement
tasks. They both performed
admirably and benefited considerably from the hands-on
Pennsylvania -- Chaplain
Lewis H. Bollinger of Gen. Carl
A. Spaatz Aviation Explorer Post
2807 (Boy Scouts of America),
and CAP Squadron 812,
Boyertown, was recently honored
for five year's attendance at the
CAP Northeast Region chaplains
staff college.
The event is held at the U.S.
Army Chaplains School, Fort
Monmouth, N.J.

Bollinger has been a volunteer member of CAP since
December 1982 when he joined
Schuylkill Composite Squadron
402. In March 1987, he became
a member of the Boyertown unit
when he was assigned as pastor
to an area church.
In addition to serving the
seniors and cadets of the Spaatz
squadron, he is a Group 80 staff
The chaplain also completed
a chaplain training course with
the Air University Extension
Course Institute, U.S. Air Force,
Gunter AFB, Ala., and received
the CAP Aerospace Education
Brig. Gen. Charles Yeager
achievement award.
Bollinger and his wife,
Sandre, a CAP captain, make
their home in the Sinking Spring
area available to the Boyertown
unit's ground rescue team for
periodic survival and camping
Pennsylvania = More than
650 federal, state, county and
local narcotics agents from the
Drug Enforcement Administration
and U.S. Customs, and members of the U.S. Forestry
Service, Army National Guard
and Civil Air Patrol attended a
two-weekend training event.
Maj. Paul Falavolito, Pennsylvania Wing's director of
counterdrugs, planned and
organized this event which was
viewed by everyone as an
excellent awareness program.
The wing, which takes the
counterdrug program seriously,
flew 2,281 hours and ranked No.
3 in the nation in 1994.
The nine-hour program, held
March 18-19 at the Allegheny
County Airport, Pittsburgh, and
April 28-29 at the Quakertown
Airport, was well received.
The idea behind the program
was to get all the different
agencies involved with one
common goal and share each
others' capabilities with those
who will use and have a future
need for counterdrug mission
Western speakers included:
Col. Joseph "Skip" Guimond
Jr., wing commander; CAP Lt.
Ryan Bowin, Falavollto; Dave
Nale, Pennsylvania Attorney
General's Office, Bureau of

Narcotics Investigation; Sgt.
Bennington, traffic drug interdiction team, Ohio State Highway
Patrol; MaJ. Mathlasen, from the
National Interagency
Counterdrug Institute; MaJ.
Gingrich, commander of the
counter narcotics, Pennsylvania
Army National Guard; Detective
Ray Kain and his partner,
"Cheetah", a golden retriever
trained in narcotics detection,
from the Pittsburgh Police Office
of Narcotics Investigations.
Various equipmentwas
displayed, including a Pennsylvania Army National Guard
reconnaissance and interdiction
detachment helicopter with
special on-board sensing
equipment, night-vision goggles,
thermal imaging and aerial
photography equipment, longrange surveillance, listening
post/observation equipment, a
Humvee vehicle, and 22 CAP
Films shown to the audience
included "Clandestine Lab's
Kitchen of Death"; "Clandestine
Landing Strips"; marijuana field
slides; global positioning System
demo; and "Stopping theDrug
Agents were also given a
chance to take a CAP orientation

Graduating from East Greenwich High School and being promoted to the rank of lieutenant
colonel at 16 was quite an accomplishment for Amy Hampton, of Rhode Island's West Bay
Composite Squadron. Upon receiving her Spaatz award and
promotion, she was accepted
at the U.S. Air Force Academy in
Colorado Springs, where she
plans to major in operations research.


Civil Air Patrol News 0 August 1995

flight at the end of the day.
CAP personnel from the
Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia
and New Jersey wings, and the
commander of the Middle East
Region attended the educational
Comments from the field,
Included: "I've been in the
narcotics business for eight
years. We never knew that CAP
was involved this way. I'm the
task f0rCe'coordinat0r for the
county, and I'd like't0 u~e CAP :
this yearl"
Many people echoed the
comment, 'q'his Is one of the best
informative sessions yetl Wish
there were more like it."
Pennsylvania -- The
Pottstown School District
honored a few of its own recently
by inducting three graduates into
the distinguished Alumni Honor
Before 700 students In the
high school auditorium, all three
inductees attributed their
success to the support and
inspiration provided by their
Aden R. Saylor, CAP
member and member of the
class of 1945, Charlene
Johnson, class of 1964, and "
Mary Gltechler McCarthy, class
of 1971, became the 35th, 36th
and 37th members of the elite
honor roll that was established in
1986 with hopes of motivating
the present students to strive for
excellence in both school and in
l i f e . " " " ~ " : . . . . . . . . . . :! .......
Student Brsnt Turney
introduced Saylor, a man who
made his mark in music.
Saylor, the father of three,
said the award was "very
special," and he thanked his
parents for providing the inspiration and motivation that drove
him to achieve. He said the
Pottstown public school system
provided him with the structure to
get his career started, as well as
numerous opportunities from
which to choose.
Pennsylvania -- Capt.
Charles L. Byler, a member of
the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Aviation
Explorer Post 2807 and CAP
Squadron 812, Boyertown, has
published a novel called "After
'Nam" using the pen name Carl
Byler is an English teacher at
Boyertown Junior High West and
has been a volunteer with CAP
since 1986. His pen name
translates his first name back to
German and his last name to
English from its German roots.
His third attempt at a novel,
Byler completed "After 'Nam" in
1991 during a yearlong master's
degree program in writing at
Vermont College of Norwich
University, Northfield, Vt.
Massachusetts -- Cadet
Capt. Ragenea Bradeen, of the
Cape Cod Composite Squadron,
was honored as the Massachusetts Wing Civil Air Patrol Cadet
of the Year at the annual Massachusetts Wing conference held
April 21-23.
Col. Thomas DIMilla,
Massachusetts Wing commander, presented Bradeen a

they posted the first guard for the
Squadron members also led
and will succeed him on the
plaque from the Massachusetts
first of 48 half-hour shifts. Every
observers on a search through
NCAC 1996 National ConvenWing and a certificate from CAP
30 minutes the cadets executed
the park, following the radiotion.
National Headquarters.
signal from a hidden emergency- a changing of the guard cerCadet Lt. Col. Steven
Bradeen joined a North
emony patterned after the
locater transmitter.
McPheraon, Langley Squadron,
Dakota Wing squadron in 1990,
ceremony at the Tomb of the
was recognized as the region's
transferring in 1992 to MassaUnknown Soldier In Arlington,
North Carolina -- The 11 lth
cadet of the year. McPherson
chusetts Wing's Cape Cod
Search and Rescue Squadron of Vs. Wearing dress-blue uniwas cited for his high academic
Composite Squadron. She, her
forms, the cadets carded M-14
the Civil Air Patrol was tasked to
standing while devoting much of
parents and three siblings live in
rifles loaned to them by a local
work a plane crash in Gaston
his spare time to CAP. He has
East Falmouth on Cape Cod.
Veterans of Foreign War unit.
County, N.C., in May.
served on cadet drill teams, in
Bradeen is a junior at Falmouth
Senior members worked shifts
A small, home-built/experimany positions within his
High School and is involved in
for the 24 hours to provide
mental aircraft caught fire and
squadron, and in many positions,
student government, is a
supervision, and parents family
-- including commander -- while
crashed, killing both persons on
member of'the Junior Olympics
members and friends came and
attending five cadet encampVolley'ball: Team and plays
went, bringing food, cameras ad
After fire and other emer,m~nts, He also has edited a
softball as well as volleyball at ~,:
gency medical personnel moved
Wing cadet handbook fe, r new
out of the crash site, CAP
cadets as well as those who are
Bradeen hopes to attend one
Virginia -- The Virginia Wing
members moved into provide
advancing through the program.
of the military academies and
Conference held in Winchester
surveillance for the wreckage
McPherson was presented a
study history. An alternate plan
recently was a prime example of
until federal investigators from
trophy by Anderson and Maddox.
is to participate in a ROTC
meshing both celebration,
the National Transportation
concentrating on changes at the
Safety Board arrived the followNorth Carolina -- The 11 lth
Bradeen has been Cape Cod
national level, and focusing on
ing morning.
Search and Rescue Squadron
Composite Squadron's cadet
the needs of CAP.
Six members of the 111th
commander since June 1994 and has been awarded "Squadron of
The new horizon of reorganiassisted the Gastonla squadron.
has been very active insquedron Merit" for 1994 by Col. Davis R,
zation has begun as Wing
The members of the 111th
Bonner, commander of the North
activities and events. She has
Commander Col. Charles
Carolina Wing.
arrived at the scene about 9:30
earned the Gen. Billy Mitchell
Glass stated that this reflected
p.m. May 25 and stayed until
The award is in recognition of
Award and Amelia Earhart
the national trend to put "civil"
1:30 p.m. the following day.
service in the areas of emerAward.
gency service, as well as cadet
Bradeen also graduated from
education. It is given annually to
the following programs: Massathe most outstanding squadron
chusetts Wing's Ranger Acadamong all 38 North Carolina
emy (both basic and advanced
courses) where she was the
"This IS a great honor," said
cadet commander; Cadet Officer
Lt. CoL Wade McClurs, 111th
School, at Maxwell AFB, Ala.;
commander. "There are a lot of
and Massachusetts Wing's
very good, very busy CAP units
annual encampment -- where in
in this state, and to be chosen as
1993 she was named the
the best is significant."
outstanding flight commander.
There are more than 900 CAP
Bradeen is also a member of
members i[~ the state the 113Ib. ~
the Massachusetts Win9 D,r!ll
~ i~~,,
,~T~m ~r~d has been n~i~ed ,- : has 50 on~ts res{er ...... ~".:: .......
The 111th has been recog~" cadet" deputy commander for the
nized as one of the most active
1995 Massachusetts Wing
units within North Carolina, due
largely to its training program
and mission readiness. It was
Boone Composite Squadron cadet Sgt. Shawn Wilson participated
credited with saving the life of an
recently In a 24-hour honor guard posted st the War Memorial on the
elderly woman who had wancourt house lawn In Madison, W.V.
dered away from a nursing home
in December of 1994.
back into Civil Air Patrol. The
West Virginia -- Boone
Middle East Region ~w
thrust of the changes, said
County Composite Squadron
North Carolina -- The 111th
-- Two Middle East Region
Glass, is to have the CAP
cadets made history in their
Search and Rescue Squadron of
cadets were recognized at the
corporation run the organization
county this Memorial Day.
the Civil Air Patrol/Explorer Post
Middle East Region's June
under the oversight, guidance
According to county officials,
Conference for their accomplish- 111 took home the first-place
the cadets were the first persons and direction of the Air Force.
ribbon at Charlotte's recent
ments in public speaking.
The commander also stated
to ever perform a 24-hour honor
annual Boy Scouts of America
Cadet MSgt. Brooke EIIiott,
that the wing had kept its goal to
guard at the War Memorial on
Scout Show.
of Virginia Wing's Langley
the court house lawn in Madison, have more emergency services
The unit attracted a lot of
Squadron, was awarded the firstqualified personnel and are
attention with its combination of
place trophy by National
increasing the numbers through
Eight cadets reported for duty
demonstrations and exhibits,
Commander Brig. Gen. Richadditional training and workat 11 p.m. May 29. At midnight,
including an actual "crashed"
ard L. Anderson and Region
plane, a salvaged Piper CheroCommander Col. Herman
Maddox in the basic competition kee Arrow.
of public speaking.
The winner in the advanced
and impromptu competitions was
Cadet Lt. Col. Catherine
Sullivan, of West Virgtnia Wing's
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Martinsburg Squadroq, was. ;
and have your request pubfished in the Civil Air Patrol News. Mail request
awarded plaques from'both
to: In Search Of .... Editor, CAP News, 105 S. Hanse/I Ave., Bldg. 714,
Anderson and Maddox.
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112.
Sixteen cadets from all seven
wings participated in three
and special activities patches to be part of the CAP display each May
events in the competition, which
at the Andrews AFB, Md., Armed Forces Day Open House. The twoSCHEDULE
was judged by local members of
day open house is the nation's largest and attracts more than 900,000
the Toastmasters Club who were
people. Be sure your unit is representedf For, please pa!!
not CAP members.
Lt. Col. A. William Schell Jr. at (410) 273-6810 or wnm to uolonel ~cne,
5-6 Chicago
at 403 Grayslake Way, Aberdeen, Md. 21001.
Cadet Capt. Tammy Jo
19-20 Bozeman, Mont.
Blevins, of Maryland Wing's
Willa Bernice Brown, the first Afro-American 1 st Lieutenant in CAP, for
Saint Mary's Squadron, was
26-27 Frederick, Md.
a special report. Write to Virginia VanHoose, 3105 Seymore St.elected chair of the region's
Kennard, Cable, Ohio 43009.
Cadet Advisory Council for the
3-40ffutt AFB, Neb.
9-10 Toledo, Ohio
BONS AND METAL "CAP" NAME PLATES: In search of former
Cadet Lt. Col. Kenneth Martin,
cadets who have old style "plastic" cadet ribbons and metal CAP name
16-17 Roswell, N.M.
of West Virginia Wing, who will
plates (particularly the lACE, Goddard and Wright Brothers ribbons or
23-24 Liberal, Kan.
name plate). Contact Maj. Jayson Altieri, at (919) 876-7536 or write to
continue to represent the region
30 Salinas, Calif.
4717A Walden Pond, Raleigh, N.C. 27604.
on the National CAC. Blevins will
be his alternate in that position,


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shops. Strong emphasis was
also focused on recruiting,
retention and getting cadets
more involved by listening to
their comments and having them
take a more active role in
program development and
A drill exhibition by Maryland
Wing Cadet Drill Team displayed
superb rifle and drill maneuvers.
A standing ovation was given at
the conclusion of the presentation as the Virginia Honor Guard,
after only a week of practice,
joined the team for a brief but
definitive display of cooperation
between wings.
A model display was added to
the conference this year.
Members were allowed to share
their enthusiasm for their favorite
aircraft through the building and
displaying of their favorite model
It was a time of recognition
too, as members of the wing
were recognized for their
outstanding contributions and
achievements. Glass presented
Cadet Eric Matthews, of the
Martlnsville Composite Squadron, with the Amelia Earhart
Award. Commanders Commendation Awards were presented to
MaJ. Dave Cave, Capt. Jim
Truxel, and MaJ. Larry Price.
Honor Cadet of the Year was
Cadet Tom McKee, of the Burke
Composite Squadron, and the
1994 Cadet of the Year was
Cadet Col. M¢Pherson, Langley
Composite Squadron.

Alabama -- The .... ~';:'~"~::~
following cadets attended '1
the encampment at
Columbus, Mississippi: Randy
Glnn, Brian Evans Crumbley,
Adam Crumbley, Nick Kelth.
2nd Lt. Feazell received his
membership ribbon. Lt. Buzz
Clevsngsr received his red
service ribbon. MaJ. Noel Harvey
received his red service ribbon
with bronze clasp. Lt. Col. Jack
Cavender received his red
service ribbon. Lt. Col, John
Lawrence received his red
service ribbon with bronze clasp.
Lt. Tony Scoggins received his
red service ribbon. MaJ. Jean
Lawrence received her red ' ~
service ribbon with bronze clasp~
2nd Lt. George Graham was
promoted to first lieutenant. 2nd
Lt. Glenn Plttard was promoted
to first lieutenant.
2nd Lt. Hans Gray earned his
commercial pilot's license and
was awarded his pilot proficiency
wings (Phase 1).
Cadet Commander Aaron
Causey recently attended a flight
encampment at Auburn University where he received 10 hours
of flight instruction.
Tennessee -- Four seniors
and five cadets from the Gibson
County Composite Squadron
joined 21 seniors and 91 cadets
from various states -- including
a large contingent from Indiana
-- for an encampment at
Smyrna, Tenn.
Squadron members included:

Cadets Charles Buntin, Derrick
Passero, Adrian Sherrod, Billy
Taylor and Roger Terrell.
Seniors included: It. Col.'a
William Darby, Alfred NIIsson,
and Kenneth Perry, and
Chaplain (Capt.) James
The seven-day encampment
was highlighted by a C-130
military airlift to the Air Force
Museum at Wright Patterson Air
Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.
There was also an extended
guided tour of Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold
AFB, Tenn. The tour led seniors
and cadets through the wind
tunnel facility.
Other adventures included
active participation at the rifle
range, swimming party and a
great deal of marching, drill and
what one cadet called his finest
experience --"KP" or kitchen
Tennessee -- Tennessee
Wing members recently participated in a Cape Canaveral

the commanders call were Col.
Angelos N. Petelos (Alabama),
Col. George O. Prlngle
(Florida), Col. Rebecca D.
Baum (Mississippi), Col.
Edward D.
Marshall (Puerto
Rico), Col. Joe C.
Meighan Jr.
(Tennessee) and
Vice Commander
MaJ. Calvin C.
Franklin (Georgia).
Col. Richard L.
Bowling, region
presented ~forrna-.
tidn to the" corn-' ,' ,' capt. Sam
mand:ers from the
National Executive Committee
meeting in May and the recent
National Commander's Call in
Air Force Col. George M.
Xiques Jr., from Dobbins,
welcomed the members to the
Region staff members
provided updates on their
respective areas of responsibility. Lt. Col. June Camp, director

Tennessee Wing members board an Air Force C-141 at the beginnlng of their trek to Cape Canaveral, Fla., to watch a shuttle launch.
Sitting in the VIP reviewing
stand for the launch was Lt. Col.
AI Nilsson and Chaplain (Capt.)
James Powers, both from the
Gibson County Composite
Squadron, and Lt. Cola. Paul
English and Montlle Warren,
Larry George, Fred Miller, 1st
Lt. Llnda Pludra, Joe
Baumann, Mark Coffman,
Charles Upton and Kurt
Williams, all of.Group IV.
The CAP members were
included in the Aerospace
,Education Teacher flight to the
. Cape via mili;tatyltransport on a
"C,141 flight fro~! ~e Air" Ns!io~al
Guard in Memphls,~; i .. ; : ,
The over one 121 educators '
and Civil Air Patrol members
visited for three days on Cape
Canaveral and the Kennedy
Space Center.
The highlight was the actual
launch and the next day with a
visit to the launch site.
This experience along with the
goals of the CAP and Aerospace
Educators, on return, extends to
their units not only their experiences at the site but also in their
dedication to youth and our
Georgia -- The Southeast
Region commanders met in July
at Dobbins Air Force Base, Ga.,
for a commander's call.
Wing commanders attending

of Cadet Programs, briefed on
the summer.1996 joint region
cadet encampment and cadet
leadership school, which was
held in Catoosa, Ga., in late
The encampment was held at
the site of the National Guard
Armory Training Center where
60,000 guardsmen were trained
in the past year. Demonstrations
of the Bradley fighting vehicle
and Blackhawk helicopters from
the Guard base in Chattanooga
were given, as well as training
and de/~onstrations by the
Hamilton County Emergency and
Rescg.@ .Services, incl~Jding
si)arc--~' ~og aemonst~tiqns. ~
The encampment included i
ground team and oommu~nica-.
tions training, and field trips to
the Arnold Engineering Test
Cente~ at Arnold Air Force Base
in Tull~,homa, Tenn., and the
Challenger Space Center in
nearby Chattanooga.
The encampment was limited
to the;first 300 cadets. Senior
members also assisted with
Region Vice Commander
Col. Charles Davenport invited
the commanders and their
members to attend the SER
Conference in Vicksburg, Miss.,
in September.
The Mississippi Wing will be
hosting the conference this year.

Alabama -- Capt. Sam
Harrison applied for and has
accepted the assistant to the
chief of the counterdrug program
at CAP National Headquarters,
Maxwell AFB, Ala.
Harrison had
been the Fort
Campbell Composite Squadron
flight operations
officer and
squadron finance
officer since the
squadron f~'med
..... in. March ~993.,
He is qualified
as a mission
coordinator, has
flown four search and rescue
missions and 40-plus Drug
Enforcement Administration
Harrison received the Commanders Commendation for his
efforts in establishing the
National Computer Bulletin Board
and a second Commanders
Commendation for his hard work
and long hours of dedicated
professionalism in the capacity of
air operations (#2), whereby the
Kentucky Wing:~'eceived the
highest rating of..putstanding In
the wing's search and rescue/
disaster response evaluation by
the U.S. Air Force in October
As a result, the Kentucky
Wing also received the top 1994
SAR/DR efficiency award in the
Great Lakes Region.

for many," said the captain.
Ten senior and cadet members from Flying Castle Composite Squadron were on the first
orientation flight aboard the C130 cargo gLane.
For some, this was their first
flight in any aircraft, so it was a
new and exciting experience for
The C-130 airplane has four
reciprocating engines and has
performed .~)xtensive se ,rviqe to,.
the mj'lit~ry for mBRy, years;
Becs~use of the diversity of
missions, the C-130 is capable of
performing just about anywhere
and many countries around the
world continue to rely on this
heavy-duty aircraft.

Arkansas -- Cadets and
seniors came together at Little
Rock Air Force Base for the 1995
Arkansas Wing encampment.
While at the encampment,
cadets and seniors were able to
fly in a C-130 Hercules simulator,
use night-vision gogg!es, run the
obstacle course, visit the base's
new aerospace education center,
watch a movie on a new IMAX
screen about the space program,
and see items from both the
United States and Soviet space
In addition, the attendees
received several briefings from
base personnel on the mission of
the base, recruiting service, and
disaster preparedness office.
At the end of the encampment, a banquet was held and
awards were given out to the top
cadets and seniors of the .. :,.
encampment. Receiving the top
cadet award from Brig. Gen.
Richard L. Anderson Award for
:;i::::iiiiiiI:,iii~ii!~iii~:~ demonstrating outstanding
leadership, organizational skills,
and team work was Cadet Capt.
Kevin Archer, Delta Composite
Squadron, West Memphis, Ark.
Oklahoma -- Oklahoma
The commandant's award -Wing members participated in an
which goes to the cadet who
initial C-130 orientation flight
demonstrates the best spirit of
courtesy of the Oklahoma Air
teamwork, motivation, and esprit
National Guard.
Project officer for coordinating de corps -- went to Cadet FO
Susan Smith, Little Rock
this ongoing flight orientation
Composite Squadron.
program between CAP and the
One cadet was selected from
Air National Guard is MaJ. Dave
each flight as the top cadet
Ruppel, Edmond Composite
based on attitude, military
bearing, leadership and team"Our mission is to provide
work with other flight members.
aerospace education for CAP
Cadets selected from the three
members and this flight is an
flights were Cadet Matt
interesting learning experience

Members of Bexar County Flight Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas,
were presented certificates at Operation Raincheck, by controllers
at the Air Traffic Control Facility, San Antonio National Airport.


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McMIIIsn, Little Rock Composite
Squadron, Cadet Angels
Rzewnickl, Northwest Composite Squadron, and Cadet
Jonathan Tarton, Delta Composite Squadron.
The outstanding senior staff
award went to Capt. Heather
Muehlelsen, the commandant of
cadets for the encampment.
Muehleisen provided both the
leadership and motivation for the
cadets at this :encarnp~t.- ~. "
Awarded the Lt~, C0t~. M~hael .i
F. Siebel Excellent Military
Leadership Award was 1st Lt.
Matt Anderson, tactical officer
for "B" Flight. This award is
given to a senior or cadet who
demonstrates outstanding
leadership and positive attitude
throughout the encampment.
The winner of this award is
selected by the Air Force liaison

to all who completed Operation
Raincheck. Members of the CAP
Bexar County Flight Squadron
received their certificates from
Operation Raincheck coordinator
and air traffic controller Janet

Texas- Randolph Composite Squadron was very busy this
past spring and early summer
with five non-distress electronic
Iocator transmitter missions and
l~ n~e distress mission.
'~'-The ~ist~ss mission was by
MaJ. Brayman, wh~o h~{ppened .to
come across a plane just after it
crashed in an open field. The
pilot was lucky that someone
saw him crash because he did
not have an ELT on board.
Brayman pulled over with
another motorist and ran out in
the field to help. The pilot was
injured and hospitalized.
Another signal was a dead
carrier signal and was very
Oklahoma m Cadet FO
difficult to find. All the ELTs gave
Angels Lee has been selected
everyone time to practice their
as the new commander of the
skills that they have learned.
Oklahoma Wing drill team.
Randolph Composite SquadLee is a member of Flying
ron had orientation rides, DF
Castle Composite Squadron,
training from John Sippel, and
where she has led the
Communication Training in
squadron's color guard unit.
January and February.
Lee's new challenge is to
The Randolph squadron
recruit new members for the wing
received an Outstanding Unit
drill team and train them for
Volunteer Award for 1994 from
Randolph Air Force Base and
Lee joined CAP in May 1993.
senior member 1st Lt. Kristine
She wilt be a.freshman at
Hanson received a Certificate of
Highland East Junior High
Appreciation for Outstanding
School, and is the daughter of
Volunteer Service 1994 from the
Bill and Becky Lee, of Moore,
base nA~r,~tL ¼' ". .... ; v. ~., .:
Col. O~l~n Scott,~x~s Wing
commander, and LL Col. Brown,
Texas m Members of the
U.S. Air Force liaison officer,
Bexar County Flight Squadron
paid Randolph a visit in April.
based at Lackland Air Force
They awarded senior member
Base, San Antonio, attended a
1st Lt. Joel Jones a certificate
three-day seminar presented by
of appreciation for outstanding
controllers at the air traffic
service and Cadet Bryan Yellott
control facility at San Antonio
was given his model rocketry
International Airport.
badge. Cadet Michael Dodson
The purpose of the seminar,
received his Earhart Award from
known as Operation Raincheck,
Scott. Scott also answered
was to introduce the local flying
questions from cadets and senior
community to the air traffic
controllers and their facility in an
In May, the base hosted an
effort to promote a better
open house and air show with
understanding of the needs and
static displays. The Randolph
safety issues facing both pilots
Composite Squadron helped at
and air traffic.controllers.
the information booth for the air
Topics covered during the
show and ran a recruiting booth
seminar included visual flight
near the Group 19 Cessna 182.
rules, air spaces, accident
More than 240,000 attended
prevention and new rules
the air show. Both the Alamo and
enacted by the Federal Aviation
Lackland squadrons helped.
Simulated aerial bombing set off
Other topics included runway
two ELT's at the air show and
flows to and from the airport,
children in a helicopter set off a
local instrument flight rules,
military flight activity, collision
third. The cadets enjoy'.ml ~e~i i
added challenge d'fli~ng,tfibse
avoidance, communications with
EI'~ '8t'~ ~: ~i r §fi~o~w-a~ d shutting!
the controllers, weath~rj a~c~ new
the~'Off.' ° " ...... "
weather d~c~r~ e~gu~r~h~',
' A Squadron Recognition Night
Mr~ W.I~ ~1111;' C z~ervinske:
was also held in May with awards
chief administrator ofthe air
and certificates given out.
traffic control facility, gave the
Cadets Kenneth I.arson and
opening briefing each night of
Michael Dodson received their
the class.
Earhart awards this spring.
Air traffic controller Jesse
June was spent recertifying
Menchaca explained to the class
the squadron in first aid and
the different approaches used at
taking an introduction to disaster
the airport.
relief and damage assessment
The three days ended with a
course both offered by the
tour of the tower facility and the
American Red Cross. Squadron
TRACON (terminal, radar,
approach control ) facility. This is Commander 1st Lt. Kristine
Hanson taught the First Aid
the room used by approach and
Course. Hanson has been an
departure controllers.
instructor for the Red Cross for
The classes were finalized
the oast 18 years and is now an
with certificates being presented

instructor trainer. She also
teaches other groups for the Red
Cross at Randolph Air Force
Hanson also taught a blood
borne pathogen course for her
squadron earlier in June.
July brought more training
and a promised visit by Gen.
Kehoe, commander for the 19th
Air Force, by personal request
from the former AETC commander, Gen. Viccellio. Viccellio
had called the Randolph Squadron commander and was very
interested in the future of CAP.
In July, both the Randolph
Composite SquadrOn and the
Alamo Composite Squadron from
Brooks Air Force Base participated in a 4th of July parade in
Schertz, Texas, with a joint
marching unit and SAR van. This
was the third year that Randolph
had participated in the celebration. The Alamo Squadron will
also supply an Honor Guard
representing Brooks Air Force
Oklahoma -- Jamos Dale,
Castle Composite Squadron,
volunteered his services to assist
an Oklahoma National Guard
Cadet Dale used his training
as a cadet safety officer and his
past experiences on CAP
emergency services missions
while working with the National
Guard unit in a sandbagging
effort to protect the town of
Coyle, Okla., from the rising
flood ~afet~'.~lh'e tCimarr~ri "
Hlver. ........ "
"Cadet DaWs volunteer efforts
with the National Guard unit are
typical of his energetic efforts
and community spirit that won
him a CAP Spirit Award at the
Flying Castle Composite
Squadron's Awards Dinner," said
1st Lt. Nancy Shafran, public
affairs officer.
Record levels of rain have
fallen across Oklahoma and
many communities have experienced flooding. Oklahoma's
Office of Civil Emergency
Management requested asked
CAP to assist them with flights to
survey the flood damage.
Flying Castle Composite
Squadron's mission pilot, Capt.
Ed Angala, flew several of the
sorties while Capt. Wade

Dunlap and 1st Lt.
Bob Satchell served
as observers.
New Mexico -Northwestern New
Mexico and Arizona
are possibly the most
diverse areas of land
in the United States.
Ranging from flat
grassy mesas to
mountains that tower
to 9,500 feet, giant
rock formations that
appear as silent
sentries, jut Out of the
naked desert floor,
spring winds that toss
an airplane around
like a small leaf and
deep canyons that
are a kissing cousin
to the mother of all
canyons - the Grand
New Mexico CAP
got the call in April to
Mike Dsly, left, Albuquerque Senior Squadfind a missing 172
ron II, and Capt. Art Olsen, Farmington
Cessna in route from
Composite Squadron, Identify a possible
Page, Ariz., to
crash site location on a grid map during a
Addison, Texas.
recent search and rescue effort.
Although not a
large unit when
compared to other state CAP
flight plan filed, no ELT signal
detected and the plane never
units, the New Mexico CAP is
showed up on the Denver or
prepared for a REDCAP at a
Albuquerque radar. The plane
moments notice. Relentless
and its occupants have not been
training has prepared pilots,
seen since the day they departed
observers, scanners and ground
personnel involved in emergency Page, Ariz.
services to be ready 24 hours a
Within an hour of notification,

By' thee iie~xt day;~l"2 pli3nes wei'e
ready to begin the long, often
frustrating search. Since Arizona
CAP was involved in searching
for another missing small plane,
New Mexico headed up this
operation, even though the plane
was thought to be in the northeastern Arizona area.
After a resolution of their first
search, Aflzona joined CAP
planes from Texas, Utah and
New Mexico in the second
mission with each group deploying aircraft from their own areas
to respective state lines.
The New Mexico mission base
was established at the
Farmington, N.M., Regional
Airport in the CAP emergency
services build'rag. Lt. Col. Ruth
Roberts, of Farmington, was
mission coordinator. She was
assisted by a small staff,of six.
Lt. (~ol. Reed Mulkey,
Albuquerque Squadron,.Came to
Farmington tobe mission
coordinator for two days during
the first week.
Before miSsion operations
were told to ?stand down," 201
senior recruiters, four cadets, an
average of 1'2 to 14 aircraft a day
varying from 172s to 337s -and well over 400 hours of
searching would be expended.
The American Red Cross
brought in lunch each day for
plane and ground personnel.
Mission Base was moved to
Albuquerque on the eighth day of
the 12-day search. Not having
any further leads and high winds
Capt. Chris Backus, cadet com- with impending spring storms on
mander, Denton Figher Compos- the horizon, the search was
ite Squadron, Texas, recently finally and officially called off on
May 6.
received an appointment to the
Unfortunately, there was no
U.S. Air Force Academy.

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C o m p o s i t e

and cadets once
again teamed up
with Kiwanis
International, the
state of Hawaii's
Organization of
Police Officers, and
Hickam Air Force
Base Security Police
to promote National Child
Safety Day at the Bishop
Museum in Honolulu in June.
A small group of cadets and
seniors established an interior
guard the day before the event to
watch over tents and equipment.
Fingerprinting began the next
morning. Members were also
assisted by the Air Force RAC
assigned to the Hawaii Wing.
The museum exhibit showcased the voyage of sailing
canoes, the Hawai'iloa and
Hokule'a, from Hawaii to Tahiti -the Marquesas Islands -- and
Cadets also attended special
planetarium shows of the voyage
as various Hawaiian dancing and
singing groups performed for the
Hawaii -- The annual graded
exercise, coinciding with the
state of Hawaii's civil defense
exercise, threw Honolulu
Composite Squadron members
into the action.
Honolulu communicators
reported to their stations at Oahu
Civil Defense and State Civil
Defense EOC and assisted with
radio operations throughout the

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morning exemise. Meanwhile,
CAP aircrews flew over coastal
areas simulating tsunami
warning drills.
Two days later, the wing
continued with a full-scale
tsunami warning exercise.
Members again set up radios,
antennas and other gear for the
exercise Aircraft, ground
activities and other events were
coordinated from the Hawaii
Wing EOC on Diamond Head.
The next day, aircrews and
Honolulu Squadron communicators and ground team members

detailed critiques.
The Reno Composite Squadron anticipates a busy summer
season, hoping to use these
skills for the Nevada Division of
The Nevada Wing recently
entered into a memorandum of
understanding with the Nevada
Division of Forestry to provide
backup services in wildfire
spotting and equipment transfer
during wildfire situations. CAP
resources will be called upon by
NDF when other providers have
been exhausted.

medical teams and emergency
radio equipment for the Red
Cross and OES.
A radiological medical team
was flown to eastern Alameda
County in response to a simulated radioactive materials spill
According to the mission
coordinator, Lt. Col. Don Towse,
Group 2, the exercise showed
that disaster relief volunteers
have the ability to provide a
coordinated and timely response
to a disaster should one occur.
CAP squadrons from Reid
Hillview, San Carlos, Oakland,
Palo Alto, Livermore, Monterey
and Marin joined the Red Cross
and the Santa Clara and
Alameda Sheriff's offices in the

Cadet Sgt. Rachell Fisher sits In the cockpit of an Air Force KC-135
during a refueling flight over the Grand Canyon. The flight was part
of the Montana Wing's summer encampment activities, which was
held at Malmstrom Air Force Base. Fisher is a member of the
Flathead Compsite Squadron out of Kallspell, Mt.

California -- The weather in
the Monterey Bay area was
unseasonably cold and rainy. So
much so, in fact, there was some
apprehension that this year's
been a cadet for about three
show might not bring out the
months. She joined because she
"wanted the military experience."
crowds. The gods of aviation
intervened, evidently, as the
The 1995 air show was her first
weekend brought sunny, warmth
experience of public service.
tempered with cooling and nearAmong the older cadets,
attending for the third year.
record crowds to view the
antiques, experimentals and war
Cadet Sgt. Tim Moyer, Squadbirds in attendance.
ron 1071, Torrance, Calif.,
This annual event was first
declared the show "incredible,"
as it offered him the opportunity
held in 1964 as the Watsonville
Antique Fly-In and in the interto see and learn about both old
vening years it has grown to be
and new aircraft.
the second-largest annual air
"Aerospace education and to
show in the country.
be near flying" were Tim's
In 1965, the second year; the
reasons for joining CAP, and he
expects the CAP cadet experineed for display security and
ence to smooth his w~y in
cro,~/d ,q~,ptro.J,p r,p, ug~t ~al~o~ ~,,
call to thelocal CA'~-group~f0t~
~colleg~e-leveL~EP~(~,l~. ~'.' ~;~- ~.,,
help. This year's West Coast
" Celebrating a landr~a~k of his
Antique Fly-In Air show was a
own, the wing project officer for
landmark event for the cadets of
the air show, Lt. Col. Mark
California Wing. This is the 30th
Williams, celebrated his 20th
consecutive year that the
year of attendance. Col. WillCalifornia Wing has provided
iams' first show as a cadet staff
member in 1975 was so exciting
cadets for crowd control and
static display security.
for him that he made annual
Among the cadets attending
attendance a personal tradition.
for the first time was Cadet
"Attending year after year," he
Tri¢handra Craig, from the San
commented, "gives you a
Fernando Valley area. She has
perspective on the growth and
changes in the field of aviation
and the popularity of air shows in
general. Each year the show is
just a little bigger, a little better
attended, and attracts a wider
variety of aircraft and aviation
related displays."
'q'he cadets," he continued,
"face a little more and tougher
requirements each year and, as
they always have, behave with
competence and professional
attitude. The air show executive
board and spectators alike
praispd the cadets for their

Malmstrom Air Force Base.
Returning were cadets
Maureen Rickard, David
Burden, Katie Brauer and
Rachelle Fisher, and senior
members Jerry Burden and
Doris Fisher.
The highlight of the encampment was a ride on an Air Force
KC-135 tanker on an actual
refueling mission over the Grand
Members of the Honolulu Composite Squadron pose for a group
Canyon. On the mission, each
photo on a Hawaiin canoe. Top row, from left, Cliff Shim, Michael
Martin, Raphael Masinag. Front row, from left, Nathan Warfleld,
cadet was given the opportunity
to sit in the cockpit They were
Timothy Archer, Alex Johnson, Eric Musser, Ari Wong and Scott
also able to view the refueling
operation through the observaDuring the seminar Caldwell
tion window.
,.w.orke~ ama dti~esearch a n.d
In addition to the refueling
.~e~el~o,~a~t=.t~ ~eno
flight, the members were atM~ ;
Composite Squadron deputymission, aircrews were diverted
given rides aboard a "Huey"
commander and mission pilot,
from a canoe race (Maul to
Capt. Roneld V. Ryan. The
Waiklki) to track down an ELT,
Cadets come from squadrons
but not before reporting on a
award recognized Ryan as the
all over Montana were able to
capsized sailing canoe.
most proficient pilot of the 1995
participate in the encampment.
Mountain Flying Safety Seminar.
Their ages range from 13 to 18
Nevada -- The Reno Comyears.
posite Squadron held a mountain
California -- Northern
At the encampment, they
flying training seminar in June at
California CAP Squadrons
were given instruction In various
the Stead Airport.
converged on Reid Hi,view
subjects. The K-9 unit of the
Airport to take part in an earthTwelve members of the
base security police gave them a
squadron attended, in addition to quake preparedness exercise
demonstration on how dogs are
this spring. In the
two observers/instructors from
used in the apprehension of
scenario, an
the Federal Aviation Administrasuspects. The base color guard
gave the cadets training on the
The event also drew particicentered in the
proper treatment of the flag, and
east bay caused
pants from the Nellis Squadron,
how it is to be raised and
as the Nevada Wing's director of
damage to buildlowered each day. The cadets
ings and infrastrucoperations, Lt. Col. Henry
were also given the responsibility
Caldwell, chief check pilot south, ture from Fremont
of conducting the ceremony of
Lt. Col. Rezh Mohamed, and
to San Leandro,
lowering the flag each evening
director of senior programs,
during their stay on base.
Capt. Eddie PinJuv, attended.
The day began
The cadets were taught some
Nevada Wing,s chief check
w~th:,a ,discUssion
of the skills of CPR, first aid and
pilot, MaJ. David Miner, worked
of em~e.~germy,~ :.,: 'military drill. On one outing, they
management ,, '
directly with many of the attendwere given a tour of one of the
principles by LL ~ -.,
ing mission pilots. The seminar
missile silos that are part of the
was overseen by CAP-U.S. Air
Col. Bob Fields,
nation's missile defense system.
California Wing.
Force liaison officer, Lt. Col.
The cadets participated in the
Fields is also the
Michael WoJ¢lk.
J,~ ~g~6 '~ me t~ ,,~!s year
The purpose of the seminar
' c~idet attbnde~s 'wili' 15e 5~c~ ,~
.... "~;badOw, ';oThey spent a
w th some serving on the line
services manager
daY~t,e~rllt~g'the .J.~b9 ~t various
was to acquaint active CAP
base '~sonnet: Sotn~sp~ht
and others in cadet staff posisearch and rescue mission pilots of the Santa Clara
time with the security police,
with the unique challenges
Office of Emermedical clinic and air traffic
gency Services.
posed by short mountain
control. One lucky cadet was
airstrips, rugged terrain and the
able to shadow the deputy base
effects of temperature and high
responded to
commander for the day.
requests for
The encampment ended with
During the morning session,
an awards ceremony. Flathead
pilots were given opportunities to services from the
cadet Rachelle Fisher was
fly CAP corporate aircraft to
Santa Clara and
given honor staff award for her
nearby landing strips under the
Alameda counties'
From left to right, 1st Lt. Ed Strucke, a pilot
F;u;c-ibet leadership at the encampment.
supervision of experienced
wlth the San Fernando Senior Squadron 35,
members and
mountain pilot instructors. In the
aircrews flew aerial
Cadet Fourth Class Christin Cole, and Cadet
Montana -- Rocky Mountain
afternoon, a ground school was
surveys to assess
Third Class James Klebes partlcipated in two seniors from the Flathead
Region Commander .;ol. Robert
offered where the pilots were
damage to bridges
AFROTC and CAP orlentatlon flight rldes for Composite Squadron recently
Kirkwood attendee! :he annual
returned from the Montana
given more technical briefings in
and water supplies
cadets--a program sponsored by the squadWing's annual encampment at
1995 Montana Wing Conference
subjects such as weather, and
and transported

Civil Air Patrol Sews O'August 1995

begin actual flights. The flights
began in December 1994. Early
flights demonstrated various
maneuvers and orientation to the
flight instruments. The final flight
provided navigation training.
Weather and student class
schedules permitting, flights
were flown on weekends and
sometimes on Friday afternoons.
A total of 30 one-hour sorties
were flown between Dec. 15,
1994, and May 31, 1995. As the
Laramie Squadron is based
nearby, all flights for this year
We~'e I~ovided by two pilots from
:~ t~.t sque~ron ----:Cept=, GarY
Wilkersorl and George Mitchell.
They gave up many weekends
to provide the AFROTC cadets
Idaho Wing cadets perform innovative drill maneuvers during the with the benefit of their experiRocky Mountain Region's cadet competition In July: The competi- ence and to provide the instruction was held in conju nction with the region's annual conference in
tions on pre- and post-flighting
Denver. The Idaho cadets took first place in the ionovative drill the aircraft, safety briefings,
weather briefings and much
more not required by the training
Leadership Forum on Security
held in Missoula this year to
syllabus. They provided a quality
and Defense in Washington,
discuss current events affecting
experience for all cadets particiCAP nationwide and to honor the D.C.
Cadet Flight Officer Shauna
cadet program in Montana.
The partnership between
Goosman was one of three
Kirkwood and Col. Robert
AFROTC and CAP is a success
Idaho CAP cadets to attend this
Meadors, Montana Wing
in Wyoming. Hopefully, this
program. The program included
commander, presented Butte
program will continue next fall
briefings by the joint chiefs of
Composite Squadron with the
staff and other Pentagon officials andlthat it will be expanded.
1994 Squadron of Distinction
as well as tours and programs at
Award and, for the second year
the U.S. Naval Academy,
in a row, Beartooth Composite
Andrews Air Force Base, Central
Squadron with the 1994 SquadIntelligence Agency headquarron of Merit Award for the Rocky
ters and other locations in the
Mountain Region.
District of Columbia area.
Kirkwood and Meadors also
M i n n e s o ~
Goosman was surprised by a
presented Beartooth Composite
special meeting with Idaho's two
Squadron with the Montana Wing
senators, Sen. Larry Crslg and
Squadron of the Year Award.
| ~ i ~ M i n n e s o t a
Wing ,~.
Se.n'. Dlrk-K'empthorne.''~ "'
Kirkwood ahd Mead~rs~e~
Ke~p~h6rn~e presented the ;"
presented Cadet "~nci~ Lt.~ ........
its annual cadet encampment at
General Billy Mitchell Award to
Matthew Wemyss, Butte
Grand Forks AFB, N.D., in June.
Goosman in the U.S. capitol
Composite Squadron, with the
According to Tom Thole,
building. The surprise was
Meritorious Service Award for
encampment commander, 101
being instrumental in reestablish- arranged by the former Idaho
vice wing commander, Maj. Mark cadets -- 63 first-timers and 14
ing the cadet program at Butte
senior members -- participated.
Gravatt, and Kempthorne, his
Composite Squadron after its
Throughout the week,
former college classmate.
near collapse.
The surprise presentation was approximately 111 orientation
Wemyss moved to Helena,
flights were flown despite a few
"the highlight" of the week in
Mont., from Salt Lake City last
bouts with bad weather.
Washington for Goosman.
year. He commutes weekly
All the cadet and senior
between Helena and Butte to
chaperones slept on cots at
Wyoming -- In the fall of
attend squadron meetings.
Liberty Square. The first couple
Kirkwood also announced that 1994, the Wyoming Wing was
of nights were really tough to
asked to perform a special
Cadet Maj. Nichole Pllakowski,
endure when outside temperamission -- orientation flights for
Beartooth Composite Squadron,
tures reached almost 100
the AFROTC cadets at the
was selected as the Rocky
degrees. Prior to receiving
University of Wyoming.
Mountain Region Cadet of the
portable air conditioning units to
This was one of a limited
Year and that she has been
cool down the building, interior
number of such programs at
appointed to represent Rocky
temperatures were in the high
Mountain Region on the National universities throughout the
United States.
Cadet Advisory Council.
The 319th Air Refueling Wing
The mission provided eight
cadets with one-hour flights (four hosted the encampment while
Idaho w Cadet First Serin the front seat, four in the back personnel of the 319th Support
geant Jesslca Gravatt, Idaho
and each with a specific syllabus Group provided a copier, sports
District II Composite Squadron,
equipment, video taping,
required by AFROTC).
in Grangeville, Idaho, was
:'tr~hsportattoni food, billeting,
named among the nation's top
The event also familiarized
and other logistical and administhe cadet~ with'flyihg and'
mathematics students at the
trative support.
ehg~u~agdd cadets to cofitinue
junior high school level GraVatt
During the week, cadets
their' course toward gaining a
and her math te~m Pompeted, in
toured the control tower,
commission as a second
the natioqal' Math 'CoUnts :
RAPCON, 9MM and KC-135
lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.
competitions, winning first in the
simulator, missile complex, fire
The AFROTC detachment at
region and a second-place team
department, weather service,
the university formed their own
finish in the state competition,
helicopter and the University of
CAP senior squadron last fall
Gravatt also placed in the top~
under the command of Air Force North Dakota aviation departone-tenth of one percent in the
ment. Later during the week,
MaJ. Darla Parsons.
national mathematics test.
everyone had an opportunity to .
The Laramie Valley ComposGravatt attends Grangeville
take advantage of the base
Junior High School and has been ite Squadron provided support,
swimming pool and challenge
training and other assistance to
in CAP for just over one year and
themselves on the confidence i
the CAP-AFROTC squadron.
is hoping to receive her General
Support included providing them
Billy Mitchell Award soon.
Earlier in the week, the
with "Level 1" orientation~ cadet
encampment had the privilege of
protection, and human relations
Idaho -- The cadet comand emergency services training. attending an Air Force change of
mander of the Idaho District II
command, where Col. Rocky
Once they completed the
Composite Squadron recently
training, the cadets were ready to Lane assumed command from
returned from the National Youth


Lt. Col. Norris Connelly, the
319th Support Group commander. It was an excellent
opportunity to see the sharpness
and professionalism of Air Force
personnel actually performing
the same type of formation the
cadets themselves would be
expected to perform in just a few
more days at their pass-inreview.
On graduation day, the cadets
were reviewed as they passed in
review by the base leadership
and Col. Wilbur Donaldson, the
Minnesota Wing commander,
and Theis.
Air Force personnel commended the cadets~ for the fine
job and professionalism they
displayed during the pass-inreview.
Immediately afterward,
graduation certificates and
awards were presented by Lane,
Connelly; Theis and Cadet
Commander Col. Heldl Solberg.
Honor Flight cadets included
Tony Ferretti, Mankato Squadron; Tom Dobrzynskl, Crow
Wing Squadron; Tammy Schad,
Rochester Squadron; Sarah
Willlamson, Rochester Squadron; Josh Ferber, Valley
Squadron; and A1C Andy Darst,
Viking Squadron. Honor Cadet
for the entire encampment was
presented to Matt Fischer,
Duluth Squadron; honor staff
cadet was Rlta Rodriguee, Rum
River Squadron; and honor
senior was presented to Lt. Amy
Hockenberry, St. Paul Squadron. '~ ~ " ~" '"' ~': " ..........
Despite the high temperatures
and uncomfortable housing
arrangements, most of the
cadets indicated they enjoyed
the encampment and are looking
forward to returning next year.
Minnesota -- The Minnesota
Wing Group conducted their
annual search and rescue
training exercise at Lake Elmo
Municipal Airport in July.
1st Lt. Sinks directed this

duress which would lead to the
Aircrews practiced line search
as well as electronic search.
Some were even brought out of
their aircraft on a couple of
sorties to find the objective as
ground team members.
Pilots who attended were
given various instructional
sessions and then were offered
opportunities to continue
proficiency training and check
rides with available CAP check
South Dakota- A Piper
twin-engine Seneca aircraft left
Houston enroute to Baker, Mr.,
with fuel stops in Garden City,
Kans., and Rapid City, S.D.
Thirty minutes before he was to
arrive in Rapid City, the pilot
developed engine problems and
had to shut down one engine As
a result, he lost altitude and was
forced to land.
The pilot was alone and in
continuous contact with the
Denver Center. It was reported
he made a very nice landing in
the Bad Lands.
CAP was c~lled at about
12:30 am. to report to Caputa,
S.D., to meet dp with Penn
County Emergency
Management's Park Owen, who
was in charge of the operation.
Also called was the Penn County
sheriff and the search and
rescue Teams.
The aircraft's .emergency
Iocator transmitter was heard at
launciled to the area. Within 30
minutes the plane was located
and the CAP pilot, Rod Horn,
was leading the ground team and
emergency personnel into the
CAP knew he was alive -every time CAP plane flew over
the crash the downed pilot would
turn on the plane's beacon.
Because of the rains during
the night, the Bad Lands were
extremely muddy. As a result, a

MaJ. :John Riel, Lt. Col. Barney Uhlig, MaJ. Mark Hanah and 2nd Lt.
Joe Nicosla, North Hennepin Squadron in Crystal, Minn., prepare
for ah air sortie during a Group Ill CAP search and rescue exercise
in July.
event as mission coordinator,
with members of other group
squadrons officiating in staff
positions. Sinks emphasized a
new search technique derived
from the Canadians. Rather than
searching just for the object
itself, looking for evidence of

National Guard helicopter was
called in to help, but the ground
teams, with leader Maj. Dave
Jefferies, were able to get in and
locate the pilot.
Nebraska -- "The worst
flood~g in many years!" was the

August 1995 0 C~vil Air Patrol News ~

being selected as a 1994
Altieri organized and directed
Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Squadron of Merit.
staff efforts across western
and the Fort Campbell CAP
Illinois Wing Commander Col. Kentucky and performed duties
as the group's public affairs
With this agreement, proRonald Westholm was joined by
officer. In addition, he particicessed through the resource
Maj. Raymond Paulin, Group 14
commedner, in poresenting the
pated in key leadership positions
management office, the squadaward certificate to Capt. Robert
In support of two air shows, two
ron has been assigned complete
H. Baron, Fox Valley Composite
emergency services training
use of Hangar 1 on the Campbell
Army Airfield. The
exercises and one U.S.
hangar is used for
Air Force evaluated
housing the
readiness test.
squadron aircraft,
The Military Outstanding Volunteer
and includes an
assortment of
~ :Service wa# established
" by Executive Order
offices, including
12830, Jan. 9, 1993. It
operations; radio ,
is awarded to members
of the Armed Forces of
room~ There is
the United States and
also a supply
the Reserve Comporoom and a cadet
meeting room
nents, who subsequent
to 31 December 1992,
above the lower
performed outstanding
volunteer service of a
In addition to
the hangar, the
sustained, direct and
consequential nature.
Squadron was
Fox Valley Composite Squadron from St. Charles, IlL, To qualify for the award
given four 12 x
pose for a |
for group photo to celebrate their selection as
a service member's
60-foot trailers for
an Illinois V
Illinois Wing 1994 Squadron of Merit. Illinois Wing
volunteer service must
additional areas
Commands Col. Ronald Weetholm and Group 14 be of a significant
for senior memCommander
Commands MaJ. Raymond Paulin recently presented
nature and produce
bers to meet and
the squadron commander, Capt. Raymond H. Baron, tangible results and
the squadr~
an expanded
cadet commander, Lt. Col. Emily Troth, and past cadet reflect favorably on the
cadet comn
cadet facility.
Department of Defense.
The four
Squadron commander.
Major Altleri was presented the
trailers are temporarily loaned to
award from Major General Larry
Fox Valley Composite
the 101st Aviation Regiment for
R. Jordan, Commanding General
Squadron's current cadet
medical clinics while their
Fort Knox, Ky.
medical facility is being renocommander, Lt. Col. Emily Troth,
and past cadet commanders
Kentucky -- Twelve months
In August, the trailers will be
Cadet Lt. Col. David Baron (now
after Nathan Bellinger left the
'~ returned to the squadron and
an NROTC cadet at Purdue
completely "hooked up" with all
University, and Cadet Lt. Col.
Centenary Composite Squadron
cadet commander's position,
utilities by the borrowing organiThomas A. Morgan, now an
zatiom,,,~'+ .~.----~ ° " +
AFROT~, ~jl#t~ .th e~l.Jpi,ve('~i~
~t~e1(e.~!~h.,_o~ ~a~. handed the
p6~itlor~ dbwn', l ' " ' ' " ~ ~ ' " I ' " '
of Illinois, were on hand for the
tape was viewed by local officials
Grove said, "The facilities are
Ryan Ruckel took over
perfect, and we believe that Fort
and Red Cross representatives.
squadron's cadet commander
Campbell is the only CAP
They immediately made addiKentucky-- MaJ. Jayson
position in May. Bishop felt as if
squadron to have their own
tional copies of the tape and
he did not have enough time on
Altlerl, North Carolina Wing, has
hangar and such great support
distributed them to local emerhis hands to do the job properly.
from the military post."
received the Defense
gency managers to act on.
Members of the squadron
Department's Military OutstandRuckel said that he looked
The tape indicated roads and
forward to the challenges and
pitched in to clean and paint the
ing Volunteer Service Medal at
bridges were submerged and
responsibilities that come with
ceremonies recently held at Fort
washed out, buildings and
offices, and obtain materials and
Knox, Ky. Altieri, has been a
the territory and he hopes to
furniture. As a reward for the
residences surrounded by water,
member of the Civil Air Patrol
continue the line of outstanding
their efforts, a free picnic was
and livestock was stranded. It
Centenary commanders from the
held at the close of the cleanup
since January 1979 and is an
took CAP personnel only two
active member of North Carolina past.
hours to get the tape into the
After being appointed, Ruckel
"The installation support
Wing's FayettevUle Composite
hands of local officials starting
Squadron. He is a former Earhart placed Cadet Matthew Moore
agreement has given the
from the time the request as
cadet and recently completed the as first sergeant, Cadet Todd
Squadron over $30,000 worth of
~!i!:!:)1:2:2: .... '..
Level IV Senior program.
Osterloh as flight sergeant, and
services for the year, to include
Gordon C. Baker, board
Cadet Rick Casto as cadet
Kentucky -- The "~ltr
authority to sign for all types of
In addition to Civil Air Patrol,
chairman, was very impressed
communication officer.
training aids plus 23 additional
he Is an active duty Army
Fort Campbell Comwith the response and was
Bishop plans to continue his
Captain currently serving with
posite Squadron, commanded by
services," Grove said.
planning on presenting a copy of
cadet program with Centenary,
The Fort Campbell Composite
the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation
MaJ. RM. "Psppy" Grove, with
the tape to U.S. Rap. Bill Barrett
just not as commander. He will
Squadron was formed in March
Regiment. Fort Kobbe, Republic
Capt. Sam Harrison, squadron
in Washington, D.C.
be an advisor to Ruckel.
1993 under the leadership of
of Panama. He is a 1989
flight operations officer, has
graduate of Norwich University's
Capt, Gene Glascock, the
Minnesota The Va.lley
recently completed an installaKentucky -- Kentucky Wing's
Military College of Vermont
tion support agreement between
Campbell Army Airfield Manager.
Cadet Squadron celebrated the
Group I had its second annual
Gtascook was recently appointed
where he received a degree in
accomplishments of cadets in a
the Post Garrison of the 101st:
--rr .......
mock mission this spring,
, ~,~ Group l,l,
Criminal Justice. He is a rated
number of phases
The exercise was held in the
Kentucky .Wing,
Ukl~l ,UH-.60 and OH-58
of the cadet
Red River Gorge with mission
helicopter piloL w!tb, more than
deputy.comprogram at its
mander for
700 hours~ fligl~, ~=ti~,,Alti,~i ,i,s~
,j base at the Georgetown Airport.
meeting in June.
a so a rated u.'S; A~my'P.ara-'
' ~" "ll'ft m0Ck qr~sb sight was
western KenGroup 3
tucky by the
Ioc~; =te ! W~th t~t~ee ,~'lC~i'ms~ and
Commander MaJ.
"Major Altieri was
Group II Comtwo heeded ~0 be
mander, Maj.
the first Army officer at
After the exercise,
Chris Mayer.
Fort Knox to receive
presented the
Lt, Col, Cooper met
The Fort
this award and the first
Gen. Billy Mitchell
with the group memCampbell
in the United States
Award to Cadet
bers and told them of
squadron has
Army to receive the
Flight Officer
his perspective and
among its ranks
award as a result of
John DiRi¢o and
provided some
volunteer service with
five members
Jason Hudson.
constructive feedback
the Civil Air Patrol,"
that are owners
DiRico's Billy
according to Maj.
and sGme highlights of
of their aircraft.
Mitchell Award
where the group
Chris Mayer, comIllinois -was number
Jason Altieri
The Fox Valley
mander of Group Two,
41327. He joined
The exercise was
Kentucky Wing. Altieri
CAP in 1993 and
Left, Maj. F. M. "Pappy" Grove, commander of Kentucky
considered a success and
was cited for his work as the
is a flight serWing's Fort Campbell Composite Squadron, and other unit Squadron was
proved to be a great training
chief of staff of Group Two from
members pose for a picture in the squadron's new hangar at awarded the
geant at Valley.
activity for the real thing.
1994 to 1995. During that time,
distinction of
Campbell Army Airfield.

description by local officials
regarding the flooding Elkhorn
River in northeastern Nebraska
in late May and early June.
Red Cross officials, acting
under the CAP/Red Cross
memorandum of understanding,
requested a CAP damage
assessment team to determine
the extent of flooding damage.
A ground team from the Quad
County Composite Squadron
responded and spent an afternoon and evening conducting
damage assessment in three
counties and five towns.
Neligh, Nab., suffered
extensive damage and required
sandbagging and evacuations of
Upon completion of the
damage assessment, the Quad
County ground team responded
to Alliance, Nab., to assist in a
multi-state search for a missing
A request was received during
that same time from the chairman of the Antelope County
Board for an aircraft to survey
the flooding Elkhorn River from
Ewing to Tilden, Nab. The
purpose of the survey was to
determine whether additional
evacuations needed to be made
downstream due to the flooding.
A Capital City Senior Squadron aircraft with Capt. Darrell
Jansen and Lt. Col. Bill Burton,
wing director of operations, was
dispatched. The aircrew videotaped the flood situation on their

participated In CAP's National
Cadet Competition at Maxwell
AFB, Ala., In December 1994,
and was the commander of
Valley's color guard, which won
the Minnesota Wing color guard
competition in October 1994.
Hudson's Billy Mitchell Award
was number 41265. He joined
CAP In 1993 and is a flight
commander at Valley.
Hudson was named Valley
squadron's most improved cadet
for 1994. He is planning to attend
the cadet solo encampment In
Wing Commander Chris
Donaldson presented Amelia
Earhart Award to Cadet Capt.
Christopher Vanstrom.
Vanstrom joined CAP in 1992
and is Valley's cadet executive
officer. He participated in the
National Cadet Competition at
Maxwell AFB in 1993 and 1994 ;
and, In 1993, he spent several
days In Marshall, Mo., helping in
the flood disaster relief mission.
Vanstrom also served as the
cadet executive officer ~lt the
Minnesota Wing's 1995 cadet
encampment held at Grand
Forks Air Force Base, N.D., in
Last August, Vanstrom earned
his solo pilot rating at the cadet
solo encampment. Two days
later, he was among a number of
Minnesota cadets who participated in an honor guard at the
St. Paul City Hall for two slain
police officers.
Before these awards were
presented, Heldi Solberg, .~ ~,
Valley's cadet commander, was
promoted to the rank of cadet
colonel. Her Gen. Carl Spaatz
Award will be presented at a later
It was a very special night for
the honored cadets, their
parents, members of Valley
Squadron, and our presenting

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Kentucky -- A Model
Rocketry Weekend was held In
June at the Lawler Army Reserve
Center in Fort Thomas, Ky.
Each participant was able to
build and launch at least one
rocket and two group project
rockets were made. The weekend also included a cadet drill
competition and endless volleyball.
Members of the Centenary
Composite Squadron participated along with member's bf tt~
Kentucky Air National Guard and
hosting Campbell County
Centenary sent Cadet Basic
Swann, Cadet A1C Osterloh, and
Capt. Kerns.
All partipcants are now
qualified for the model rocketry
Michigan -- The Willow Run
Cadet Squadron and South
Oakland Cadet Squadron worked
the Willow Run Air Show for
National Concessions selling hot
dogs, Italian sausage, nachos
and soda. In return, the squadrons received t 0 percent of the
total sales for the weekend.
The Willow Run squadron had
31 members (including family
members) that worked the event,
and the South Oakland squadron
had 14.
One booth sold gross sales of
$7,582; the other sold gross
sales of $5,210.
Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
Composite Squadron 5 received
the national squadron of merit
award in June for outstanding
contribution and service in 1994.
Lt. Col. Michael Curry,
squadron commander, Lt. Col.

Connie King, deputy commander for cadets, and Cadet
Commander Andy Woppert
were on hand to receive the
award from Wisconsin Wing
Commander Lt. Col. Larry Stys,
a former Squadron 5 cadet and
Other presentations at the
squadron's weekly meeting
included the presentation of
three Mitchell awards to Cadets
Jenny Niesewicz, Elizabeth
Johnston and Ryan Eggert,
presentation .of the Amelia
Earhart award to Woppert,
presentation of the commander's
commendation award to Woppert
for outstanding service during his
six-year membership, and
presentation of squadron drill
competition trophies.
Johnston hopes to attend the
Air Force Academy upon
graduation, and Woppert will be
entering the Air Force in September.
Squadron 5 also helped at the
Jackson Park Fourth of July
celebration in Greenfield, Wis.
Cadets and seniors operated
a first aid station for the park.
Michigan -- The Michigan
Wing Cadet Advisory Council
hosted its annual Operation
Stripe this spring at the
Southfield Reserve Center in
Southfield, Mich.
This was the wing's secondlargest activity -- second only to
the wing's annual encampment.
The event was planned and
directed by Cadet Lt. Col.
Nicholas Kalair.
Cadets spent time in class
learning about various chapters
in the cadet program, and were
also tested on what they learned.



Michigan Wing cadets take the promotion test in the wing's annual
Operation Stripe this spring. The event, sponsored by the cadet
advisory council, Is the second-largest activity put on by the wing.
After the testing, the cadets
received their test scores and
certificates of completion to take
back to their commanders. At
that point, it is up to the commander to make a promotion
The activity was visited by all
of the wing staff and several
other interested members of the
Michigan -- Michigan units
supporting the Kalamazoo Air
Show this year were again
With 16 senior members and
30 cadets participatin~J from
various units across the state,
the events was supported
without injury or delays.
This year, the air show staff
paid for most of the member's
housing costs. They also
pFovided lunCh, fresh water, hats
and T-shirts for the cadets.
CAP had a restored Piper Cub
in full CAP regalia on display.

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