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53rd Reunion

Inaugural meeting

~-~~ Honorary member

World War il's Coastal Patrol Base 2 subchasers

~oather at Rehoboth, Del.,
r 53rd reunion

Colorado Wing inducts
space shuttle astronaut
Col. Blaine Hammond into " )
Civil Air Patrol

Advisory group meets at national board


Oregon Wing
Rescue 821 m high-tech comm vehicle

Civil Air Patrol News
November 1995




Newspaper of America's Air Force Auxiliary!
Serving CAP membership since November 1968

Briefs. Photo Flight' under way
Amateur photographers can win a
portion of more than $5,000 in
photography equipment in "Photo
Flight '95," a photo contest sponsored
by the Experimental Aircraft
Association and Canon.!
The contest will choose the best
photos in each of four categories:
"Painted by the Sun," "Airport People,"
"Power in Motion" and Oshkosh 19957
Each category represents a unique
facet of aviation photography.!
The grand prize winner will receive a
Canon EOS A2E camera and 105 mm
zoom lens.!
Winners will be judged on artistic
ability, adherence to theme and
photographic skill.!
Entry deadline is March 1, 1996.!
Rules may be obtained by writing to
EAA/Canon Photo Contest, P.O. Box
3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903-3086 or by
faxing a request to (414) 426-6560.!
CAP News correction In the September
1995 issue, Lt. Col. Larry A. Webb's
name was inadvertently dropped from
the four-page l~llottt section covering
the 1995 CAP National Board Meeting
and Convention.!
Webb, the director of public affairs for
the Middle East Region, was
responsible for shooting, developing
and printing almost all of the feature
and award photos used in that section.!
CAP News!
Adviso~group meets .......................!
2 CAP-U.S. Air Force earns
AFOUA .....!
2 Memorial honors CAP women ..........!
4 Headquarters!
National Commander .......................!
5 National Historian ............................!
5 Chief of Chaplains ............................!
6 Bulletin Board ..................................!
6 Aerospace Education .......................!
8 Operations .....................................!
9 Cadet Programs ..............................!
10 Editorial & Opinion ..........................!
7 Awards ..............................................!
12 I Coast To Coast .........................!
17-23 Other Sections!
I A Final Salute .................................!
20 n Search Of ....................................!
22 -- ~--- ~lassil~O Advertising .......!
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Subchaser tribute finest ever
Roger Thiel
Coastal Patrol Base 2 Historian
AT L A N T I C C I T Y, N . J . - - I n o n e
of the biggest assemblies to honor
Civil Air Patrol in decades, World
War II veterans of CAP received the
recognition of a huge luncheon crowd
of aviation enthusiasts here.
The day before, CAP members nationwide were pleased to hear, on
popular radio broadcaster Paul
Harvey's show: "During World War
II, not all of our military pilots were
military pilots ... many general aviation civilian pilots volunteered to fly
missions offshore from East Coast
cities to spot enemy submarines
even to dive on and bomb enemy submarines. The subchasers of World
War II ... 59 of them paid with their
lives. Those Civil Air Patrol pilots
will be honored today through Saturday at a convention of the Aircraft
Owners and Pilots Association in Atlantic City."
As Federal Aviation Administration Administrator David Hinson and
1,200 guests watched, the CAP veter-

Brig. Gen. Richard L. Anderson receives AOPA's memorial plaque honoring the CAP
subchasers of World War II Oct 20 In Atlantic City. From left: World War II liaison
pilot Bill "Pappy" Madsen; Eddie Edwards, who received the Air Medal personally
from President Franklin D. Roosevelt; and Rudy Chalow, the maintenance wizard of
Coastal Patrol Antisub Base 1. The plaque will take its place of honor at CAP National
Headquarters, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
arts were invited by AOPA spokesman Drew Steketee to stand up. Everyone applauded, then three
subchasers were called up to the stage

CAP aids Opal victims
Charlotte Crowe
Assistant Editor
Civil Air Patrol members from Alabama, Georgia and
Florida trailed the wake of Hurricane Opal to help victims
of the Oct. 4 storm.
More than 60 Florida members jumped into action,
flying six missions to deliver medical supplies and to
assess property damage. Other members helped clear
debris and manage shelters for the Red Cross.
CAP units in Alabama and Georgia stood by and watched
news reports as the
angry storm whipped
"They acted superbly across causeways and
in their efforts to blew away the crystalline white beaches
help save lives and along the Panhandle.
The storm then
properly, and bring
blasted north into Alacomfort and care to b a m a a f t e r m a k i n g
the communities landfall nearNavarre
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affected by this B e lat o n . O p adl m a i r tWa
devastating t a i n e d h u r r i c a n e
hurricane." strengthAas N apassedl
over C P
Headquarters at MaxBrig. Gen. Richard L. Anderson
CAP National Commander
See Opal ... Page 13


to represent all who served CAP in
Wo r l d Wa r I I . E a r l i e r a 1 2 - m i n u t e

Tribute... Page 9

NEC gathers at Maxwell

for business meeting

CAP's 15-member National Executive Committee
met at National Headquarters Nov. 16-18.
The committee conducted a business meeting and
participated in a special vision retreat. The business
meeting agenda included a variety of significant
issues, including CAP's counterdrug program, fundraising efforts, national board and NCASE site selection, five-year POM submission, awards and promotions, and employee issues.
The Civil Air Patrol News will publish an in-depth
report on the meeting in the December issue.

C A P S E A R C H ~ : R E S C U E S TAT S
Re,lion Missions Sorties Hours Saves





Middle East

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Rocky Mountain

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North Central
Great Lakes
To t a l s

Totals for fiscal 1995

November 1995 0 Civil Air Petrol News


Colorado inducts astronaut as honorary member
Cindy Dixson Butler
Public Affairs Officer
Colorado Wing
Astronaut Col. Blaine Hammond
was inducted into the Civil Air Patrol
Sept. 26 as an honorary member by
the Colorado Wing.
Hammond was in Colorado Springs
to play an active role in the cadet
aerospace education program. He
showed slides of his Discovery mission
and a video of the history and advancement of space exploration.
After the presentation, the astronaut fielded questions from the cadets
ranging from the fear of space travel to

the difficulties of taking a shower in a
weightless environment.
Hammond brought along shuttle
mission patches for the cadets and
autographed personal photos.
One of the coloners first duties as
an honorary member was to present
an autographed portrait of President
Clinton to the Colorado Wing. The
portrait was in appreciation of the
cadets' support of the Secret Service
during the president's visit to the Air
Force Academy in May.
Hammond presented Cadet Flight
Officer Coombs with the Billy Mitchell
Award. Hammond was also awarded
the privilege of swearing in CAP Cadet Rieves, who will be part of the
Colorado Springs Cadet Squadron.
Hammond brings a wealth of aerospace knowledge to CAP, and is willing and enthusiastic about being a
part of the cadet aerospace education
Hammond was raised in Missouri.
He graduated from the U.S. Air Force
Academy in 1973 with a bachelor of
science degree in engineering science
and mechanics.
He went on to receive a master of
science degree in engineering science
and mechanics from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1974.
The colonel received his pilot wings
in 1975 and later went on to become

Shuttle astronaut Col. Blaine Hammond signs autographs for cadets from the Colorado Wing. Hammond was recently made an honorary CAP member by the wing.

an instructor of foreign pilots and an
instructor at the U.S. Air Force Test
Pilot School.
Hammond has logged more than
4,500 hours in 15 American and 10
Royal Air Force aircraft.
Hammond was selected by NASA in
1984 and became an astronaut in June
1985. He is a veteran of two space
flights, logging more than 462 hours in
Some of his technical assignments
include mission control, astronaut sup-

port person, and lead astronaut supporting the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory.
Hammond was also the lead astronaut supporting Orbiter software development and changes, including the
global positioning satellite avionics upgrade.
Hammond flew as pilot of Discovery
on STS-39, the first unclassified Department of Defense mission. He was
also the pilot on STS-64 aboard the
Space Shuttle Discovery.

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Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Ridge presents Cadet
CoL Julian Rlvera, Northeast Philadelphia Squadron 104,
with the Gen. Carl SpaatzAward.

PA governor presents award
Pennsylvania GovernorThomas Ridge recently presented Cadet Col. Julian Rivera, Northeast Philadelphia Squadron 104, with the Gen. Carl Spaatz Award.
Theceremony was held atthe governor's office in
Harrisburg where a special senate proclamation was Rivera's honor ...................
RiWm iS:.~s~nior at Virginia Mfli~ institu~ and
se~es:~ oh ::the school .cadet staff as::~gimen~ com~..: ~:~
m~der:.::HeSlso served asa staff member for CAP's
newest special summer activity ~ Hawk Mountain
Ranger School.
Pennsylvania Wing staff also reviewed the CAP. i
:::Report to Congas and CAP's counterdrug role with
the governor. Pennsylvania's 2,500 hours of flying in
support of the state's drug.task force has resulted in
:the :destruction:of m~ua~ plants worth mo~e t~:
$i5 million: During tlie meeting, : the governor also
a n n o y e d t h a t : s 1 0 0 : , 000 had been released for pay. ..
ment tothe~gfor fiscal 1995-'96.

The Certificate Of Proficiency -- Civil Air Patrol's
highest cadet achievement
awarded from 1949 to 1964
-- was the precursor of
today's Gen. Carl Spaatz
Since national headquarters does not have any
records ofpast COP awards,
former recipients are being
asked to send a copy of their
COP, notification letter or
any other proof the award
was received.
"We are developing a wallet card for COP recipients
and if enough people are interested we will look into
developing a COP Association,~ said avid historian Lt.
Col. Leonard Blascovich,
New York Wing.
The COP examination
was administered by the Air
Force's wing liaison officers,
usually at a wing's summer
encampment and graded by
national headquarters. A
passing score of 70 percent
on a 150-question test was
Each certificate was personally signed by the Air
Force chief of staff and the
CAP national commander,
who, at that time, was also
an Air Force general officer.

The COP test was derived
from information found in
Volume I, Book I ofthe CAP
Manual, and Volume I, Book
II of the Aviation Study
Manual (fondly called by
many as the "Old Brown
Books") and was considered
to be the nucleus of the CAP
training manual.
In 1957 the books were
replaced by six separate
books that made up the aviation study guide. The test
was also modified to reflect
these new books, and late in
1962 the test was made
available to unit testing ofricers from national headquarters. In 1964 the program was modified to establish the present Mitchell,
Earhart and Spaatz levels.
From 1949-1964, a time
frame when CAP had almost
70,000 cadets, only about
600 COP's were awarded.
Members are asked to
mail their COP information
to: Lt. Col. Leonard A.
Blascovich, 100-30 Elgar
Place, Apt 30-H, Bronx, N.Y.
10475-5002 or fax it to him
at (718) 320-1631.
For more details about
COP certificates, individuals may call Blascovich at
(718) 379-8666

Civil Air Patrol News 0 November 1995

Congressman Hefley speaks to Colorado Wing members
Cindy Dixson Butler
Public Affairs Officer
Colorado Wing
Members of the Colorado Wing welcomed U.S. Congressman Joel Hefley
(R-Colo.) as guest speaker for a CAP
gathering at the U.S. Air Force Academy Officer's Club this summer.
In response to the mandate from
CAP's national leadership, the Colorado CAP Advocacy Flight invited
Hefley, a resident of Colorado Springs,
to speak to the state's CAP members.
Hefley is particularly qualified to
comment on this and other subjects
affecting the military as he has represented the Fifth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1987. He currently sits on
the U.S. House Resources Committee,
the House Small Businesses Committee and the House National Security
Committee, where he is the chairman
of the subcommittee on Military Installations and Facilities.
Throughout his career, Hefley has
been a strong advocate for the military
and its contributions to society as well
as to national defense.
The congressman was welcomed to
the gathering of approximately 50 CAP
senior members and cadets by Colorado Wing Commander Col. Gary
Tobey. Hefley opened his remarks by

expressing great respect for CAP. He
compared CAP's spirit ofvolunteerism
to that of America's founding fathers.
He also stressed that this volunteerism
could play a major role in the future of
CAP's association with the Air Force,
especially in light of military cutbacks
and uncertainty of many military roles
Hefley also answered questions from
the attendees following his remarks.
During this session, he discussed the
elimination of regular commissions for
Air Force Academy cadets-- which he
opposes -- as well as how CAP could
mobilize its volunteer forces to supplement Air Force activities in a more
meaningful way in the future.
Perhaps the most timely question
posed to the congressman concerned
his position on the possible budget
cuts facing CAP, Hefley acknowledged
that while the balanced budget initiatives of the current congressional session would mean reduced funding for
numerous worthy organizations, he
did not feel that CAP should necessarily fall under the cuts as the organization is not overly funded now.
While the congressman pledged his
efforts to assist CAP in looking for
ways to contribute during the military
downsizing, he also challenged the
organization to promote its worth and
to increase public awareness of the
vital role that CAP is willing and able

Congressman Joel Hefley (R-Colo.) shares a lighthearted moment with Colorado
Civil Air Patrol Advocacy Flight members 1st Lts. Lois Middlemlss and Sandra Alexa.
to play.
At the end of Hefley's address, CAP
members in attendance could sense
that the organization had a friend in
Congress. Likewise, the membership
realized that CAP's efforts needed to
be directed toward making more members of our country's leadership aware
of CAP's value in the changing governmental landscape~
Following his remarks, Hefley was
presented with a membership to the
CAP Congressional Squadron by Na-

tional ChiefofStaffCol. James Bobick.
The congressman was also presented
with a CAP flight suit and cap, and
was encouraged to take advantage of
the benefits of his congressional membership and to attend CAP functions
whenever possible.
After the presentation, the congressman mingled with CAP members, answered one-on-one questions and discussed CAP budget issues with members of the CAP leadership in attendance.

Women's memorial honors CAP members;
dedication planned for late '97 or early '98
Duty. Honor. Pride. These
words reflect the spirit of generations of Americans who
have sought to defend the
rights and freedom of others.
At the Women In Military Service For America Memorial,
these words will come to life in
the stories and memories of
the nearly 2 million women
who have served in defense of
our nation.
Led by retired Air Force
Brig. Gen. Wilma L. Vaught, a
key speaker at the 1995 Civil
Air Patrol National Board
Meeting and Convention, the
foundation broke ground June
22 in Washington, D.C.'s Arlington Cemetery for the first
major memorial in our nation's
history to honor and pay tribute to all of the women who
have served in the U.S. armed
"I was honored to be present
at your annual meeting in
Washington, D.C., in August,
and am delighted at the continuing commitment of the
CAP to supporting the building of the Women In Military
Service For America Memorial," said Vaught. "The memorial will honor all military
women -- past, present and
future-- including the women
of the Civil Air Patrol."
WIMSA, the nonprofit or:~ nization founded to build the

memorial, is currently in the
final stages of raising the funds
needed for construction and
furnishing and equipping an
education center. Dedication
of the $16 million memorial is
planned for late 1997 or early
The history of women in the
armed forces began more than
220 years ago with the women
who served during the American Revolution, and continues
through the present day. The
women's memorial will honor
all the women who have served
courageously, selflessly and
with dedication in times of
conflict and in times of peace
women whose achievements have for too long been
unrecognized or ignored.
WIMSA sought the existing grand entrance to Arlington National Cemetery as the
site for the memorial, and in
1988 the request was unanimously approved by the National Capital Memorial Commission, National Capital
Planning Commission and
Fine Arts Commission.
The cemetery's original
gateway structures were designed by the architecture firm
of McKim, Mead and White.
The gateway was never completed and has been neglected
since its construction in 1932.
WIMSA's mission became

one of restoring this historic
four-acre site and transforming it, preserving the existing
structure while simultaneously creating an inspirational and dynamic memorial
that will educate as well as
In November 1989 the design of Marion Gail Weiss and
Michael Manfredi was selected
from the more than 130 submitted in a national competition. The National Capital
Planning Commission and the
Fine Arts Commission approved the design on April 6,
Weiss and Manfredi's design, as it has evolved since
1989, incorporates a reflecting pool on the plaza in front of
the curved gateway and an arc
of glass tablets on the upper
terrace. Four staircases will
pass through the hemicycle
wall, allowing visitors access
to a panoramic view of Washington, D.C. from the terrace.
The glass tablets, inscribed
with quotations by and about
women who have served, will
illuminate the cemetery hillside at night, and during the
day serve as skylights to the
interior, which will house the
Hall of Honor, education center featuring exhibits and artifacts of women's military service, computerized register

and a 196-seat auditorium.
T h e r e g i s t e r, w h i c h w i l l
serve as the heart of the memorial, is a computerized database of information about
the women who have served.
Visitors will be able to access
the photographs, military history, and individual stories of
registrants by simply typing
names into a computer terminal. The register will also serve
as an active resource, creating
an ongoing record of history
as it is made.
WIMSA has been seeking
to register as many veterans,

active duty, National Guard
and Reserve servicewomen as
they can reach.
Approximately 125,000 of
the 1.8 million women eligible
have been registered thus far.
All women registered prior to
dedication will be listed as
charter members of the memorial.
Donations and registrations
of servicewomen can be sent
t o : Wo m e n I n M i l i t a r y S e r vice Memorial, Dept. 560,
Washington, DC 20042-0560.
For more information, call 1800-4-SALUTE.

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'$m~S ! e a q. u .a r e r .s m
. .

Dec. 1 a proud CAP milestone: 54 years of service
Appropriate time for all members to reaffirm their pride in past, dedication to present, faith in future
n recent months, I rediscovered the following
article in the Civil Air Patrol "archives" I
maintain in my home office. I originally penned
the article in 1980 during my service as the Arkansas
Wing flight operations officer. The article later appeared in the Arkansas Wing's quarterly newsletter,
The Arkansas Alert. As I reread my words a
decade-and-a-half later, their sentiments are as valid
today as they were in December 1980. I've asked
the editor of the Civil Air Patrol News to
reprint them for you here.
The words convey a quiet story.., a story
of quiet American heroism ... the story you
have written and continue to write as quiet
American heroes of uncommon and singular
devotion. As we approach the holiday season,
knowing that 52,000 of you have stepped forward
to perform our "Missions for America," I continue to
look to the past with pride while concurrently focusing our vision forward with optimistic faith in a
promising future for CAP.
I am proud to lead this great American Air Force
Auxiliary and to work at your side in performing the
tasks mandated to us by the U.S. Congress and
entrusted to us by the American people. Have a
happy holiday season, friends. You have my lasting
respect, admiration and appreciation.


On Monday, Dec. 1, 1980, Civil Air Patrol units
across the United States joined together in recognizing the 39th year of service of our benevolent, nonprofit, humanitarian organization as the official
civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. As we begin
our fourth decade of volunteer public service to more
than 2,000 American communities, we should look
to the past with pride while concurrently focusing
our vision forward with optimistic faith in a promising future.
Originally conceived in the fertile mind of aviation pioneer Gill Robb Wilson, the CAP was born of
a desire of aviation-minded patriots who were largely

is the rich legacy that has come to be CAP's proud
The passage of four decades and the departure of
these mid-20th Century minutemen has not diluted
the forward momentum, the unbounded determination and dedication, or the proud accomplishments
of CAP and its more than 60,000 members. During
the 9½-month period between Jan. 1 and Oct. 12
alone, CAP forces flew 839 missions for a total of
12,259 flying hours and 20,669 man days. The
enviable result was 42 finds and 62 lives saved.
What lies ahead in CAP's unforeseen future? None of us possess prophetic powers to
unlock the mysteries of what is to come for the
corporation, but we may be confident in the promise
that we are limited only by our drive, our determination, our dedication and our imaginative desires.
The security of our corporate future is rendered
sound and safe by the capable leadership -- at all
echelons of command -- that presently guides CAP
in its day-to-day mission of humanitarian service.
Theirs was a mission perpetuated by the same
Today, our greatest challenge is to preserve a sound
defiant spirit that drove a proud people toward
revolution 200 years ago against an imperial tyrCAP for later generations who will inherit the corporation long after today's membership has departed
anny exerted across the vast Atlantic. Undoubtedly,
the founding fathers -- giants among men whose from the scene.
Dec. 1, 1980, marked a proud milestone in CAP
ranks included George Washington, John Adams
and Thomas Jefferson-- would have rejoiced in the history. As the first Sunday in December, the seventh was designated as "CAP Sunday," a time durknowledge that their fiery spirit endured two centuing which all members jointly celebrated this occaries hence in the newly formed CAP.
CAP's genesis occurred just six days prior to the
sion and shared our proud heritage by attending the
surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, church of their choice attired in uniform. This simple,
1941. This rapid mobilization of America's general silent action was a profoundly audible declaration of
dedication to our organization.
aviation community in expectation of President
Most importantly Dec. 1, 1980, delineated an
Roosevelt's call to action is indicative of the clear
appropriate time for each of us to humbly reaffirm
vision so prevalent in our organization's early leadour pride in our past, our dedication to the present
In fact, a roll call of CAP's pioneering leadership
and our faith in the future. Dec. 1, 1980, like the
is synonymous with a lineup of the men who led other 364 days in the year, was an ideal time to
America's Army Air Forces to eventual victory -- quietly proclaim to ourselves and our associates
that we are proud to wear the uniform of a CAP
men like General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold, Gen. Carl
A. "Tooey" Spaatz and Maj. Gen. John F. Curry. This officer or cadet.
excluded from active military service and consequently sought alternative routes to support
America's thrust into the arena of world conflict.
Not unlike the Minutemen at Lexington and Concord in April 1775, these men and women dedicated
themselves during the war years in support of our
d o m e s t i c e f f o r t s a g a i n s t H i t l e r ' s G e r m a n y,
Mussolini's Italy and Hirohito's Japanese empire.

John Ben Ali Haggin: A CAP hero of the highest order


hroughout Civil Air Patrol's
history, there have been many
heroes. One of the greatest was
Capt. Johnny Haggin. Haggin's valor
as the pilot of the famous submarines i n k i n g fl i g h t , o ff t h e c o a s t o f N e w
Jersey in 1942, is well-documented in
many books written by and about the
CAP, but little else has been published
about him.
John Ben Ali
Haggin was
born of IrishArabian descent
on Aug. 19,
1916, in New
Yo r k C i t y. H e
was described as
"having always
been air-minded."
He began his flying career at 15 in
1932 and recorded his first solo flight
Aug. 13 of that same year. The flight
was made in a Fleet, with a 100horsepowered Kinner engine.
In March 1938, Haggin purchased
his own airplane -- a Stinson, tail
number NC-16116.
He continued gaining experience in
other types of aircraft as well, including Fairchild~, Wacos and Belancas.
By the time he sold his Stinson in

September 1939, Haggin had accumulated 424 hours of flight time.
Meanwhile Haggin worked to increase his knowledge and experience
in the aviation business world. In 1934,
he worked for the Peel Glider-Boat
Company and was in charge of sales
demonstrations. In 1935, he served as
the assistant operations manager for
North Beach
Air Service Inc.
The airport they
operated out of
is now known as
From 1936 to
1938 he worked
as an assistant
to the president
of Seversky Aircraft Co., as well as
sales and other work for an variety of
aviation firms including Hayes Aircraft Accessories Corp. His step father, Felix William Zelcer, was president of Hayes. By 1941, Haggin was
made a vice president at Hayes.
When Pearl Harbor was bombed,
Haggin resigned from Hayes and applied for enlistment in the Army Air
Corps as an aviation cadet. His application was denied solely on his belowminimum-standard eyesight.

Though deeply disappointed, he
turned -- like thousands of other airmen who couldn't qualify for active
d u t y - - t o t h e n e w l y f o r m e d C A P.
When the green light was given by the
Army Air Corps to set up three experi-

shortly after operations out of the base
had begun. Not only did their arrival
bring two more desperately needed
pilots, but also the addition of a rare
amphibious aircraft -- Bill Zelcer's
Grumman Widgeon, tail number
Zelcer remained until the end of
May and then returned home to run
his business. Haggin remained with
the Widgeon which was left in his care.
He quickly became operations officer
and was second in command of the
In all, Haggin was credited with 613
hours of pilot time and 75 hours of
observer time on often-monotonous,
but very dangerous overwater flights.
On one particular day, because "only
two ships were available for patrol,~
according to his log books, Haggin flew
three separate patrols for a total of 10
hours and 20 minutes.
His fame in CAP history is for his
flight with Maj. Wynant Farr, the base
commander, on July 11, 1942. Apatrol
plane out of Atlantic City spotted a
mental bases for CAP's antisubmarine
patrol, Haggin volunteered and was submarine cruising near the surface
assigned to Patrol Force 1 in Atlantic about 25 miles east of Absecon. The
City, N.J.
plane was running out of fuel and had
Haggin and his step father arrived
S e e C A P hero . . . P a g e 8
in Atlantic City on March 26, 1942,

Civil Air Patrol News 0 November 199S



/iembers must work together, stand by each other


here is a story that was told to
me by an old farmer here in
Missouri. "The Geese Story"
has been handed down for some time
with some modern updates as technology increased and we were able to find
out more about aerodynamics and such.
This fall when you see geese heading south for the winter flying along in
a "V" formation, you might be interested in knowing what
science has discovered
about why they fly that
It has been learned
that, as each bird flaps
its wings, it creates an
uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in a ~' formation,
the whole flock adds at
least 71 percent greater flying range
than if each bird flew on its own. The
moral of the story here is that people
who share common direction and sense
of community and purpose, can get
where they are going quicker and
easier, because they are traveling on
the thrust of one another.
Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and
resistance of trying to go it alone, and

it quickly gets back into formation to
take advantage of the lifting power of
the bird immediately in front. Knowing that if you and I have as much
sense as the goose, we will stay in
formation with those who are headed
the same way we are going.
When the lead goose gets tired, that
goose rotates back in the wing and
another goose flies point position. In

other words, if you get tired, it pays to
take turns doing the hard jobs.
The "goose-honk" from behind is to
encourage those up front to keep up
their speed. We must have encouraging words toward others, and we will
discover that those words will go a
long way.
Finally, when a goose gets sick or is
wounded by a gun shot and falls out,
two geese will fall out of formation and

follow that ill goose down to help and
protect it. They stay with that goose
until it is either able to fly or until it is
dead. When either occurs they launch
out on their own or with another formation to catch up with the group. If
you and I have the same sense of the
goose, we will stand by each other like
Civil air Patrol is a volunteer organization that incorporates members
with like interests and a like sense of
volunteerism We expect nothing in
return other than the sense of accomplishment and good feeling of being in
a position of helping others in our
communities and states.
The person who is in CAP for gaining "person power," the person who is
set in building their own personal kingdom or empire, or the one who stands
in front of their peers and says, "look at
me, I am the greatest," has lost the
whole point of being in this organization.
Yes, we do award persons for their
excellence and achievement, because
that is the only way CAP, as an organization, can say, "Thank you!" But
CAP is not the platform where one
should stand on the podium of life and
gain personal power and glory. We

must work together with all sorts of
people with all sorts of backgrounds,
with all sorts of skills, with all sorts of
dreams, and withall sorts of ideas and
Volunteerism is not the place where
dictators survive very long. They will
surface and raise their ugly head and
demand all sorts of things because
they want it. In the military establishment, those persons may be able to
hide for awhile, but in this volunteer
organization they will be discovered
and they will quickly lose all respect of
their peers.
Ultimately it will negatively effect
the whole of CAP. This cannot happen
and it will not be tolerated. I would
hope that the goose is not as smart as
us humans, but lwouldcertainly think
geese in flight has something to be
learned and shared by CAP members.
In a parting note for this month,
remember that CAP celebrates its 54th
birthday next month on Dec. 1. Plan
now to observe and recognize the
achievements of CAP that span more
than half a century of service to the
nation. Plan activities, special services
and other events that highlight our
proud heritage. God bless you all and
have a happy Thanksgiving holiday.

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November 1995 0 Civil ~Jr Pitrol News


AIR FORCE Magazine editor recounts actions on Hill
The following article -- written by AIR FORCE civil defense functions in response to the threat of
Magazine Congressional Editor Brian Green -- was German aggression. By act of Congress, it became a
published in the October AIR FORCE Magazine. It
formal auxiliary of the Air Force in 1948. The Air
is being reprinted for the benefit of CAP members by Force provides technical services, advice and facilipermission from the magazine, published by the Air ties. In return, CAP-- now with 51,000 members -Force Association in Arlington, Va.
performs three basic missions: aerospace education,
emergency services and youth cadet training.
ongress called into question the Civil Air
Patrol's continued existence as an Air Force
auxiliary. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a
senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, led an effort to cut CAP funding in 1996 and
strike it from the Air Force's budget altogether over
several years. His moves suggested the start of longterm difficulties for the air agency.
CAP is best known for its search and rescue
operation. CAP performs this service for the Air
Senator McCain emphasized that he strongly
supports the CAP's mission and that its work should
Force, using a fleet of more than 500 aircraft. In
continue. His measure, he explained, "does not mean 1994, CAP conducted nearly 90 percent of all SAR
missions in the United States involving civilian
that the Senate will eliminate the Civil Air Patrol."
aircraft. On infrequent occasions, the CAP performs
However, claimed the Senator, CAP's work is a
low-priority program and should not be financed out
SAR missions for Air Force military aircraft.
CAP is involved in Air Force training and commuof "an already inadequate military budget." In its
budget request for fiscal 1996, the Air Force pro- nications planning. Its pilots fly thousands of hours
posed to fund CAP at $27.5 million. The Senator in counterdrug reconnaissance missions for the Air
sought to cut that amount by $5 million and find
Force and other federal agencies.
Ironically, Senator McCain's efforts emerged at a
another sponsor.
The Air Force and the CAP opposed the senator, time when the Air Force and CAP are exploring
ways to expand cooperation to reduce Air Force
arguing for maintaining their current relationship.
The Air Force Association also opposed his measure. costs. Using the Coast Guard as an example, the Air
In a Sept. 1 statement, CAP officials announced Force is studying the possibility of giving CAP a
variety of new tasks.
the senator had relented for this year, agreeing to a
CAP"is one of the several components of our total
compromise restoring the $5 million cut. However,
SASC's defense authorization report, though it rec- force," argued Bryan E. Sharratt, deputy assistant
ognized "the value of the Civil Air Patrol in provid- secretary of the Air Force (Reserve Affairs). Echoing
ing for civilian search and rescue missions and
his view was the Air Force's top leadership, including Secretary Sheila E. Widnall and Chief of Staff
disaster relief operations," contended that "these
operations are more appropriately funded by an- Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman.
Some in Congress said that the Air Force could be
other agency or by state governments."
The report went on to say, "Programs not directly
replaced as CAP's patron by the Department of
related to warfighting consume billions of dollars of Transportation. CAP advocates, however, maintain
that transferring the organization to DoT would
the defense budget each year. While such programs
may be well intentioned, the declining defense buddestroy it.
Retired Air Force Gen. Russell E. Dougherty,
get makes it difficult to sustain their continued
funding with DoD resources."
former commander of Strategic Air Command and
CAP was formed in 1941 primarily to perform
former AFA executive director who serves as chair-


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

since November 1968

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man of the CAP Consultation Committee, warned,
"If you move the Civil Air Patrol to DoT, it won't be
the Civil Air Patrol when it gets there." He predicted
such a shift would cause CAP to lose "its charter,
purpose, character and much of its mission."
CAP National Commander Brig. Gen. Richard L.
Anderson claimed that "CAP cannot function under
any other federal agency due to its history and
legislative structure."
Congressional interest in cutting CAP's funding
was fueled by a report from the General Accounting
Office critical of the apparent failure of a reorganization plan expected to save $2 to $3 million annually. Senator McCain also found fault with CAP's
overhead and administrative costs, which he pegged
at $20 million of the $27.5 million requested.
CAP representatives noted that the reorganization, designed to reduce the number of active duty
Air Force personnel supporting CAP, was in midstream and will now be speeded up to achieve savings earlier than previously planned. They pointed
out that 40 percent of its funding goes to the Air
Force for operation and oversight of CAP functions,
meaning that it performs all of its assigned missions
and administers 1,600 units with only about 60
percent of the budget.
CAP maintains that those lawmakers who wish
to reduce funding or move the organization to DoT
do not sufficiently recognize the savings CAP generates for the Air Force. CAP aircraft are small and
light, and flying costs are low compared to Air Force
aircraft. When that difference is multiplied over
thousands of hours flying counterdrug and SAR
missions, CAP argues, the savings are several times
larger than CAP's budget.
Many in CAP and the Air Force are concerned
that this year's struggle will be played out again and
The SASC, House National Security Committee,
and House and Senate appropriations committees
share legislative responsibility for CAP funding and
organization. Only SASC pursued CAP initiatives
this year. Still, according to its report, it "intends to
explore other funding sources for this program in
the future to further reduce its reliance on DoD."

'Lights-on' policy a smart one
For several years, the Air Force and Fede r a l Av i a t i o n A d m i n i s t r a t i o n h a d a p r o gram called "Operation Lights ON~ to increase flight safety. With gray skies or the
sun behind the aircraft, it was almost impossible to see the aircraft until it was close,
sometimes too close for safety. "Operation
Lights ON~ has made it much easier for
pilots to see and be seen, particularly in
vicinity of the airport and in the traffic
Even on our highways, under the right
conditions, it is very difficult to see some
cars until they are very close. To improve
highway safety, Canada now requires all
cars to drive with lights on, day or night,
many U.S. states require drivers to have
their lights on when driving in rain or reduced visibility.
Many of the side collisions, where the
driver pills out in front of oncoming traffic
can be prevented with a lights-on approach.
In driver demonstrations, the driver estimated the speed was slower and the car
was at a greater distance when the headlights were off. With the headlights on, the
driver more accurately estimated speed and
distance. Where the driver would have en-

tered the highway, now with lights on, the
driver realized the other vehicle was too
close and waited until the vehicle passed
before entering the highway.
Oklahoma Wing has mandated a"lightson" policy and has converted all corporate
vehicles to automatically turn the headlights on when the engine is operating, A
relay was installed and wired to operate
any time the ignition switch is in the run
position. Power from the battery through
the relay: is supplied to the p0wer:side Of
the headlight high/low beam relay switch.
When the ignition switch is in the run
position only the headlights illuminate unless the driver turns on the headlight switch,
then all lights operate normally.
The cost of the conversion is $4 for the
relay, wire and connectors. The time to
modify each vehicle was approximately two
If you would like additional information
and a list of materials and wiring diagram
fax your request to Lt. Col. Paul Sharratt at
(405) 348-5597.
Editor's note: This article was submitted
by Col. Walter S. Schamel. Oklahoma Wing


Civil Air Patrol News 0 November 1995

Winter solstice brings less daylight, cooler temperatures

Ever wonder why lights make you
feel so good in the upcoming holiday
Between Halloween and the winter
solstice, the period leading up to Christmas, at the mid northern latitudes you
lose approximately one minute of daylight per day. There is less time for the
sun's rays to heat the earth, less time
for photosynthesis and growth in green
plants, and less day light time for us to
view our world.
The consequence: daily temperatures turn colder, green plants become
dormant and cease growing, and we
can become depressed by the darkness. The lights of the holiday season
and the goodwill they manifest are the
mood altering stimuli which resists
the darkness we feel as Mother Nature
shortens our days. Happily, every day
after the winter solstice we regain a
minute of daylight and are back on our
way to summer fun.
S p e a k i n g o f f u n . Ta l k i n g i s f u n .
Communicating is hard. Often we understand all the words, but fail to get
the message.
In a major attempt to make sure
everyone gets the message, we are
writing a few lines to explain how we
hope you will use the information in
the Aerospace Education portion of
the Civil Air Patrol News.
Each month we try to include historic trivia and definitions. We try to
have a puzzle to solve with ties to
aerospace subjects. Our feature article covers an area of current aerospace interest. We end with notes on
items of high interest at national headquarters.
Each trivia question, definition,
puzzle, feature article is intended to be
the jumping off point for discussion,
research, group activities. For example, cadets or seniors can jointly or
singly do the puzzle. They can compete
based on speed or accuracy in puzzle

Aerospace puzzlers

It is time to present November's
aerospace puzzlers and check the answers from last month's questions.
Note: Starting this month, the answers
will be located on another page in the
same issue. Psssst! Check out Page 10.
Space is the Place!
1. Apollo 12, Nov. 14-24, 1969, took
completion. Aerospace discussion can only by the effort of readers. Please
Conrad, Gordon, and Bean to the Moon.
read the aerospace education page and
occur expanding on the various words
i n t h e p u z z l e . L i k e W h a t w a s " V I - use it for stimulating your learning. If What was the name of the lunar modyou have topics or presentation tech- ule which took Conrad and Bean to the
KING'; When did it fly; What was
niques you really like please let us Moon's surface?
special about it when compared to other
2 . Vo y a g e r 1 e n c o u n t e r e d w h a t
know so we can feed your need. We
planet on 12 November 1980?
The potential for learning is limited love to learn and, we hope it shows.
Answers to October questions: 1.
Yellow stars are hotter than orange or
red stars. 2. USSR launches Sputnik 1
into successful Earth orbit.
Atmosphere, aviation, aviators
3. Who built the first flying boat
purchased by the United States government?
4. On Nov. 8, 1950, what significant
jet aviation event occurred in the skies
over Korea?
Answers to October questions: 3.
Chuck Yeager defied death and broke
t h e " s o u n d b a r r i e r . " 4 . L t . F. E .
Humphreys soloed the first U.S. Armyowned aircraft Oct. 26, 1909.
How fast is hypersonic?
Answers to October questions: Camber is the characteristic curve of an
upper or lower surface of an airfoil.

Aerospace Education

Notes from headquarters
Find and circle these satellites:




CAP hero ...
to return. Farr grabbed Haggin, and the two took off
in the Widgeon.
Upon arriving at the site, a line of oil globs was
spotted rising to the surface and then the long dark
shape became visible gliding below. Because the Uboat was below periscope depth, Haggin and Farr
decided to trail it; hoping she would rise closer to the
surface and give them a better shot.
For more than four hours they trailed it, circling
and zigzagging; patiently waiting. Just as they were
running low on fuel and would have to turn back, the
U-boat came up toward periscope depth for a look
around. It would prove to be a fatal mistake.
Haggin swooped the yellow twin-engine amphibian behind the enemy and Farr let loose the first of
two 325-pound aerial depth charges; splashing into
the water just a few feet off the submarine's bow.
The resulting explosion rocked the CAP fliers in
the air and boiled the sea. Amidst a geyser of water
and oil, Farr thought he saw, for a fleeting moment,
the nose of the U-boat break the surface and slide
back below. Dropping their second and final charge
in the growing oil slick, Haggin and Farr observed
shattered deck planking rising to the surface in the
bubbling oil.
Because of tight security, the story of this heroic
achievement did not become public knowledge until

almost after the war. Many of the personnel at the
patrol base itself were unaware until as much as two
years later that they had been responsible for the
death of one of the steel gray monsters they had
loathed so much. By the time the story got out,
Haggin had already left CAP.
Going into the summer of 1943, it was growing
apparent that U-Boat activity on the East Coast was
almost nonexistent and CAP coastal patrols would
soon become obsolete. Many of the younger flyers,
Haggin among them, sought transfer into the Air
Transport Service or other branches. With the relaxing of certain entrance requirements, Haggin
was appointed as a service pilot in Air Transport
Command and received a commission as a 1st lieutenant in July 1943.
During his time in the Air Transport Service,
Haggin flew a variety of airplanes including the AT2, B-17,B-24, B-25, B-26, C-45, C-46, C-47, C-49, C54, OA-10, and the OA-14. His flying skills and his
hours of over water with the CAP made him a prime
candidate for sea search and rescue.
In April 1944, he was assigned to sea rescue
operation~ of the Caribbean Division, Air Transport,
Command. He flew OA-10 aircraft out of Morrison
Field, West Palm Beach, Fla. It was here that Haggin
was once again a hero.

The revised CAP Regulation 280-2
has been reviewed, coordinated and
approved for publication. Expect to
receive the new CAP Regulation 2802 and the brand new companion document, CAP Pamphlet 15, Aerospace
Education Officer Handbook, in November.
So update your publications, read
and heed, and forge ahead with the
aerospace education mission.

On March 23, 1945, a U.S. Navy Miami Avenger
crashed at sea during a training flight with one
officer and two enlisted people on board.
Within minutes after notification, Haggin had his
crew assembled and was airborne and en route to
the reported position. He quickly established contact with a destroyer and discovered the first reported position was wrong.
Swift course corrections had him over the target
area, 35 miles east of Fort Lauderdale, within 30
minutes. The life raft was spotted and despite the
waves and swells of the open sea a skillful landing
and takeoffwere executed. The rescued crew was on
the way back to home base only 55 minutes after
hitting the water.
For his actions that day, Haggin was nominated
for the Air Medal by his superiors. The recommendation was unfortunately denied; however, he was
awarded the Army Commendation by Brig. Gen. H.
S. Hansell Jr. nearly a year later. Haggin left active
duty in January 1946.
In April 1948, Haggin finally received an Air
Medal. By way of General Orders, 12-17, 824 aircrew members of the 21 CAP antisubmarine coastal
patrol bases were awarded the Air Medal. The orders were officiated by Gen. Carl A. Spaat, chief of
staff of the new U.S. Air Force. The accompanying
certificates were signed by President Harry S.
Haggin was a CAP double American hero.

November 1998 0 Civil Air Patrol News 9

Recent events prompt heightened stall/spin awareness
Recent events have prompted a
heightened interest in stall/spin
awareness. CAP National Headquarters has developed a program with
the purpose of increasing pilot awareness of the stall/spin scenario.
The goals of the program are as
O To provide multimedia support
for CAP flight clinics, pilot meetings
and national check pilot courses that
emphasize stall/spin awareness.
O To p r o v i d e s p e c i a l e m p h a s i s
items to CAP Standardization and
Evaluation Officers in support of the
The Federal Aviation Administration's Advisory Circular entitled
"Stall and Spin Awareness Training"
brings to mind several scenarios that
can result in a stall/spin situation.
First, let's look at the stall. We are
all experts on normal garden variety
stalls. We've done hundreds of them
throughout our aviation careers.
However, aggravated stalls may not
be a familiar subject.
The FAA circular describes an aggravated stall as an uncoordinated
stall situation that is allowed to

aircraft to increase its angle of bank
to the left and drop its nose. To correct this tendency, the pilot tries to
reduce the bank with up aileron on
the right wing resulting in the above
mentioned "down elevator on the left
The aircraft is now in a cross-controlled situation with excessive left
turn to the right and a steep climb.
r u d d e r. T h e l o w e r e d n o s e p r o m p t s
deepen or develop into a secondary
stall. It also states that rudder con- The down aileron on the left wing is t h e p i l o t t o p u l l b a c k o n t h e y o k e .
When the critical angle of attack is
trol is the key to avoiding the aggracreating more induced drag than the
reached, the left wing stalls, which
vated stall and consequently the stall/ right wing. Therefore, when reachspin accident.
ing critical angle of attack, the left
allows the aircraft to roll inverted in
Let's look at a couple of scenarios w i n g w i l l s t a l l fi r s t a n d c r e a t e t h e
a maneuver not recoverable at the
t h a t l e n d t h e m s e l v e s t o u n c o o r d i - typical "over-the-top" maneuver not 182's low altitude.
The same scenarios can develop
recoverable at the aircraft's altitude.
nated stalls:
A heavily loaded Cessna 172
O A pilot flying a CAP Cessna 182, with any number offiight situations.
searching in the mountains on a sum- turning left base to final approach,
But the key t'o prevention is rudder
m e r d a y. F i n d i n g h i m s e l f i n a b o x
has allowed her aircraft to descend control. Any glider or taildragger pibelow the normal glideslope and overlot can assure you that feet do have a
canyon situation, the pilot initiates a
purpose in every phase of flight.
full-power climb at Vx (best angle of
shoot final.
Due to the aircraft's proximity to
Think through the above scenarios
climb) and starts a right turn to avoid
and remember your feet when the
the ground, the pilot is reluctant to
roll into a steep bank. Rather than
adrenaline begins to pump in a tight
As the terrain approaches, the pilot uses more right bank and, due to
using bank, the pilot uses left rudder situation.
Editor's note: Article written by
increased torque and "P" factor, uses and attempts to yaw the aircraft onto
insufficient right rudder. The stage
the final approach.
John W. Sharp, chief of standardizais set for a stall/spin accident.
The aircraft is now in a skidding
tion and evaluation, Operations Directorate.
The aircraft is now in a slipping turn to the left, which causes the

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video had been shown to the
group which described the
little-known wartime struggle
waged by the CAP.
Rudie Chalow described the
vigorous maintenance he ran
for Atlantic City's Antisub
Base 1 "to keep 'era flying" at
nearby Bader Field.
Bill "Pappy" Madsen, wearing his original uniform, represented the other World War
II duties. His Rocky Mountain-based CAP courier and
search fleet pioneered routes
and searched for downed military planes and lost civilians.
Eddie Edwards described
the time, preceding CAP's armament, that he intentionally
flew at a U-boat periscope to
"scare it down" and keep it
from discovering a nearby
Edwards, of course, is best
known for his part in an at-sea
rescue that earned him the
Air Medal, which he personally received from President
Franklin D. Roosevelt.
CAP National Commander
Brig. Gen. Richard L. Anderson then took the podium
briefly to warmly thank AOPA
President Phil Boyer and everyone else who assisted with
the event. The general acknowledged the ongoing relationship between the two organizations.
Anderson then thanked the
assembled veterans on behalf
of the entire CAP, reaffirming
the inspiration taken from

their deeds and CAP's intent
to continue in their tradition
of service.
After the luncheon, the veterans held a press conference
and fielded media questions
regarding their wartime work.
CAP members in the room
were amused as modern-day
reporters could hardly believe the war got so close
to America and that such
effective retaliation was
performed by volunteers
in civilian planes.
On the convention
exhibit floor, CAP had
two booths ~ one for
current information
and recruiting run by
staff members from
national headquarters, and one on CAP
antisubmarine history
that featured an extensive collection of Base
One memorabilia gathered by National Historian Lt. Col. Gregory
Weidenfeld and his wife, Lt.
Col. Leslie Weidenfeld.
AOPA furnished copies of a
specially reprinted decal--the
f a m o u s Wo r l d Wa r I I " e x hausted dog~ symbol by cartoonist Zack Mosley, who drew
the cartoon'Smilin' Jack." Jill
Mosley Sandow was also on
hand with rare copies of her
father's CAP cartoon artwork.
At Bader Field, two miles
from the exhibition hall, three
light planes completed CAP's
exhibits. Two Aeronca L-16s

from New York depicted postwar search duties. Also on display was Owen Gassaway's
1940 Stinson 10-A. Gassaway
restored the aircraft in the full
antisubmarine liver of
Florida's Lantana Base Three,


complete with a dummy bomb.
Pilot Hal Wighton flew the
Stinson in as a substitute for
Mirwood Starkey's Fairchild
24 W40, which crashed in Indiana in September.
Later in the afternoon, a
forum featuring an antisubmarine slide show was held. A
question and answer session
between the CAP members,
expo guests and subchasers

followed the slide show.
- - B a s e Tw o v e t e r a n s
Maury Betchan, Ed Phipps
and Glen Cook described the
adventures of overwater patrols at their Delaware base.
-- Bill Madsen talked about
his women mountain pilots.
-- Al Catheron described
Long Island's Antisub Base 17.
Rudie Chalow and his wife,
Muriel, recounted his plane's
wintertime ocean ditching as
his wife was working in the
base office when the distress call came in.
Historians and wellwishers were astonished by the modesty
shown by the veterans.
Declining fanfare,
they all preferred to
calmly relate the
facts in a "we got the
job done" sentiment.
A surprised audience of CAP members
remained silent as
Glen Cook led the veterans in applause for
the modem CAP.
Eddie Edwards
added, "I think the job
you're doing today with
our young people is just as
important. Keep it up!"
Editor's note: Roger Thiel is
a 30-year member of Maryland
Wing's Annapolis Squadron.
He has studied and written
about CAP's antisub patrol
since 1979. He also conducts
antisub slide shows and lectures throughout the year re.
gionally and at Oshkosh. He
served as a special adviser to
AOPA for this event and conducted the afternoon forum's
slide show.



Civil Air .P~2rot News 0 November 1995

Cadet Programs staff already planning 1996 national activities
Cadet Programs is already planning the 1996 Cadet National Special
Activities. To allow cadets and seniors
time to plan for the upcoming summer
events and participate in the mandatory wing special activity boards, the
activities are being published.
For each activity the first and last
day have been set aside for traveling.
Ifa participant is going from one activity to another, there will be enough
overlap time. Staff members will be
expected to arrive one day earlier.
Cadets are asked to not apply for
activities that overlap by more than a
day. The first days are critical for each
national activity and missing even one
can completely ruin the experience.
Changes have also been made in the
Advanced PJOC-- the course has been
extended by three days to allow for
more field exercises and cadets having
attended one of the PJOC programs
can attend, as well as past Advanced
PJOC graduates to participate in a
land navigation course.
Applicants for the Advanced PJOC
program need to specify whether they
want to participate in the land navigation curriculum or the mountaineering curriculum. Additionally, the Pennsylvania Ranger School July 6-14 will
be considered a national special activity. Applicants should request information from the Pennsylvania Wing.
Updates on all national activities
will be published in future issues of
the Civil Air Patrol News and Cadet
Programs Today.

Activities not only for cadets

grams is trying not only to foster a
The 1996 National Cadet Special growing population of cadets, but also
Activities are not only for cadets. Se- trained seniors to work with cadets
nior members are necessary to provide through joint participation and transition programs.
quality training to CAP cadets.
Cadets and seniors wanting to parWe are beginning to orient our proticipate as a staff member at a national
grams around all CAP missions. We
want to see our cadets not only com- activity should forward copies of docuplete the cadet program, but transi- mentation pertinent to the position
applied for as well as a letter addressed
tion into being good seniors. One of the
to HQ CAP/CPS explaining the cadets
ways to make that happen is for seniors to be active role models at all experience and other background material not easily presented in formal
Several activities will have oppor- documentation. Cadets need to note

Scholarship update info
All academic scholarship applications are due at CAP National Headquarters (CAP/CP) by Jan. 31.
To increase your chances of receiving these scholarships, we suggest the
Continue to test for achievements.
The higher you get in the program, the
better your chances.
Ta k e t h e S AT o r A C T a s m a n y
times as you can. Your scores will be
looked at by both colleges and us.
Keep your grades up.
Provide as much biographical data
as possible. Include extracurricular
a c t i v i t i e s o t h e r t h a n C A P. R e v i e w
boards like well-rounded applicants.

on applications for the wing selection
tunities for both cadets and seniors to
work as staff members, instructors or board that they are applying for staff.
escorts. Many of the activities cur- Staff members will be reported on a
separate CAPF 7 to national headrently offered are completely staffed
quarters for each activity. Cadets not
by Air Force personnel, but with many
accepted for staff positions will autoof the cuts taken in the Defense Department budget and the necessary matically be placed on the list of genexpansion in our programs, the na- eral applicants for the activity if not
accepted for staff.
tional activities will need to be more
Applications for senior members
self supportive. In addition, Cadet Pro-

wishing to attend activities as escorts
or staffmembers should be forwarded
at the same time as the CAPF 7s cadet
Each activity with positions available has more specific criteria for members to qualify for an opening, but
these are the general guidelines.
1. Personnel applying for positions
of command, whether cadet or senior,
must have attended the activity in a
previous year. Members applying for
activities that are being run for the
first time at a national level should
preferably have experience from other
wing, region, or national activities.
2. Personnel applying to be escorts
or noncommand staff members must
have attended an encampment prior
to the activity, and preferably have
experience in the position applied.
3. Instructors must have experience
in the area of instruction.
4. All staffmembers must be willing
and capable of performing the same
duties as basic cadets participating in
the activity. Leadership by example
seems to be the best way to resolve
problems in many cases.
5. All staff members will be responsible for their own transportation and
fees for the individual courses.
The following 1996 activities have
positions available:
Cadet Officer School: Five cadets
are needed to be cadet staff members
for the school. The cadet commander
and four additional staffmembers will
be in charge of the daily formations
and the school's squadron-level activities. This will give returning cadets an
opportunity to be active role models
for cadets in the current class as well
as practice what they learned at COS.
One senior member is needed to be
the COS commandant of cadets. The
commandant will be in charge of the
staff of the school as well as 10 senior
member participants.
The senior members will be allowed
to participate as assistant seminar
leaders in the same program as the
cadets. Individuals should be a prior
COS attendee.
National Blue Beret: Thirty to 40
cadets and 15 to 20 seniors are needed
for 10 flights including command,
squadron and support staffmembers.

At Miller School, our cadets chart
their own course for life. As the
only military boarding school
organized as a C.A.P. Cadet
Squadron, we practice
leadership every day.

The different military school
Why ?
call (804) 823-4805
Boy's boarding and day. Girl's day.
College prep and life prep. Grades 5-12.

~ Miller

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Small academic
classes in a values
oriented environment
can make the difference
for your future. Bring your
C.A.P. experience, we are always
looking for "a few good leaders."

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Civil Air Patrol News 0 November 199~

Amelia Earhart
Gill nol, l,
It. Col. EIton J. French!
MO Maj. It. Col. EIton J. French!
MO Maj. "13mothy A. Hansen KS Lt. Col. Jean E.
Harms MO Lt. Col. Bruce A. Hegrenes MN Lt. Col.
Lynn J. Hegrenes MN Maj. Carl W. Lyon!
VA Lt. Col. Robert G. Miller MN Lt. Col. Valerie M.
Silverman PA Maj. Charles R. Tidd!
KS Maj. Douglas W. Westerlund MN Maj. Frezil D.
Westerlund MN Maj. Clifford E. White!
KS"13mothy A. Hansen KS Lt. Col. Jean E. Harms
MO Lt. Col. Bruce A. Hegrenes MN Lt. Col. Lynn J.
Hegrenes MN Maj. Carl W. Lyon!
VA Lt. Col. Robert G. Miller MN Lt. Col. Valerie M.
Silverman PA Maj. Charles R. Tidd!
KS Maj. Douglas W. Westerlund MN Maj. Frezil D.
Westerlund MN Maj. Clifford E. White!


Allen Khosrowabadi
Matthew A. Goodrich
Adrienne M. Bollig
Benjamin B. Finkelstein
Adam W. Bomar
Matthew R. Medley
Kelly L. Waelde
Scott R. Jackman
Daniel R. Payette
Jeffrey J. Cutbirth
Craig R. Vitan
Steven W. Furda


Paul E. Garber
Maj. Roger I Bailey
Capt. Jeff W. Bechtel
Capt. Dana J. Brenner
Lt. Col Clifton R. Brooks
Maj. Edward B. Brown Jr.
MaJ. David L. Chubski
Capt. Pasquale R. De Fusco
Maj. Harry E. Dey
Lt. Col. James H. Erickson
Maj. John L. Gephart
Capt. Dave M. Gillahan
Maj. C. Roger Grantham


Maj. David C. Headrick
Maj. Gary W. Hunt
Maj. Arthur H. Little
Maj. Patrick J. McKernan
Maj. Richard H. Mills
Maj. Franklin M. Newman III
Maj. Lee W. Niehaus
Capt. Eddie Pinjuv
Maj. Dannie R. Roberts
Capt. Gerald L. Ward
Maj. Darrell G. Wells
Maj. Jeffrey W. Wolff



Karl J Beeman Jr.
Timothy J. Maher
Tonya D. Larsen
Nathan E. Wright
Nathaniel B. Stevens
Cecil B. Parks
Jeffrey A. Schurr
Jerry J. Ferdinand
Robert A. Weddle
Douglas M. Kyle
Mihajlo Sulejic
Javier Gascot


Grover Loening

Capt Cheryl M. Ashlin
1st Lt.Cheri L. Ayers
Majo Roger I Bailey
Capt David E. Bellamy
Capt Cecil D. Bowman
Capt Maximlian C. Calderwood ME
1 Lt. Kerry S Caramanis
Cept Teri K. Clinch
Capt Eugene D. Cooper
Capt James H. Corell
1 Lt. David E. Dech
Major Clarence W. Devinny
Capt Stephen K. Dickson
Lt. Col. James H. Erickson
Capt Gloria M. Gomez
Capt Parker E. Green
Capt Thomas R. Greene
Capt Chad R. Grondahl
Capt peter J. Hand
2 Lt. Roger D. Hartline

Capt Othoniel E. Hatchett
Capt Robert T. Hoar
Capt Burl T. House
Capt Kenneth A. Jurek
Capt Varghese Kavanakudiyil
Capt Robert W. King
Capt Thomas D. Lackey
1 Lt. Sharon M. Lane
Lt. Col. Daniel Logue
Capt William A. Mc Gean
Major Robert J. Medlock
Capt Arthur L. Neiger
1 Lt. Michael D. Pniewski
Capt Michael J. Randolph
Capt Michael C. Swaim
1 Lt. Meredith J. Van Oordt
Capt Aaron S. Wardlaw
1 Lt. Louis Ao Waters
Capt Floyd W. Weber
Capt Linn A. Wellman



Ilrig. Gen. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager
Aerospace Education Achievement Awards
Col. Robert J. Bender, Sr.
Lt. Col. Walter L. Anderson
Lt. Col. Pearn A. Bender
Lt. Col. Mary P. Tax
Major Janet E. Curtis
Major Ellen Hardwick
Major Roy R. Lee
Major Val Y. Richards
Major Elizabeth Sydow
Major Rollan E. Tuller
Capt. David L. Curtis


Capt. Bernard J. Harriman
Capt. Gary E. Hoisington
Capt. Glen C. Jensen
Capt. John S. Key
Capt. Henry H. Kaldenbaugh
Capt. LeRoy W. Leland
Capt. Paul J. Magnuson
Capt. William E. McManis
Capt. Russell N. Shellhammer
1st Lt. Peter K. Bowden


1st Lt. Craig D. Fredrickson
1st Lt. Donna G. Harriman
1st Lto Jo Anne Hoisington
1st Lt. James R. Jordan
1st Lt. Patricia M. Tuller
1st Lt. Michael UIIman
1 st Lt. Scott T. Varrick
2nd Lt. James A. Moore
2nd Lt. Saeed Nikkhah-Tehranian 17035
2nd Lt. Wilfred K. Taylor

2nd Lt. Wayne W. Thomas
Robert W. Dejon
Louise M. Depew
Warren I. Johnson
Gall M. Key
Brian A. Kuchynski
Roderick L. O'Flaherty, Jr.
Deborah A. Ramming
David F. Specht
David L. Stewart
Patricia T. Stewart


G e n . B i l l y M i t c h e l l Aw a r d s
Lauren Emerson
Adam M. Lyon
Daniel S. Robinson
Daniel R. Kirkbride
Thea E. Allen
Matthew D. Frost
Jeffrey R. Wurst
Hugh O. Stewart
Michael T. Conte
Adam E. Goodpasture 08335
Russell M. Langheid
Christopher G. Treff
Brenda J. Rollins
David V. Ridge
Alfonso A. Ham
Missy S. Carter
David C. Atwood
John R. Miller II

Michael D. Portman Jr. 15123
Daniel S. Durgin
Mountain S, Robicheau 17075
Jason L. Kilpatrick
Daisy L. Bums
Jesse A. Verock
Allen D. Mackey
Stephen M. Mackey
Daniel C. Taylor
Zachary T. Malmquist 21010
Sarah B. Williamson
Matthew W. Finley
Scott C. Brantley
Christopher D. Wilson 23098
Jesse A. Bell
Roger C. Bowles
Marco Campbell

Joseph K. A. Diloy
Nell A. Gedowski
Robert A. Hull II
John To Soron
Andrew W. Henderson 31283
Marc P. Lamorgese
Brooke A. Miller
Mason A. Curling
Chad A. Harris
Ramey J. Israel
Krista A. Naudasher
Julie M. Cupp
Annette M. CarroU
Timothy D. Wilson
Richard R. Hadey
Urian T. Riley
Sung H. Kim

Richard D. Horn
Angle L. Smith
Michael D. Bohn
Jennifer Valencia
Jason A. Brosk
Michael J. Matteo
Frederick C. Gould
David A. Dibelius
Adam B. Digaudio
George F. Breed III
Pete J. Neil
Bradley D. Petty
David M. Newman
John A. Houston
Joshua M. McGregor
William E. Ruwe
John L. Austin


Jennifer A. McRae
Joseph P. Craven
Nicolas K. Martin
Alan D. Tag
James B, Morrow
Terrisa M. Ames
Jason L. Sander
Page T. Coleman
Vance M. Rothmeyer
Jami L, Blankenshlp
Jamie A. Rogers
Eric R. Lieven
Ronald F. Burgos
Ramon Deleon
Alexis Ocasio
Victor M. Soto
Rene Rios
Elizabeth S. Registe


November 199S 0 Civil Air Patrol News

Ohio Wing works Jamie Farr Toledo Classic

More than 45 Ohio Wing Civil Air Patrol mem- Druckmiller, Laura Margelefskyand John Kraus.
bers teamed up this summer with Jamle Farr, CAP members were responsible for a variety of
of IVI*A*S*H fame, to help make the Jamie Farr tasks including responsibility for the event's
Toledo Classic a maJorgolf tournament suc- parking detail. In all, the group parked more
cess.Thewlng,sinvo!venlentwasspearheaded than 1,200 cars and put In more than 300 hours.
by Lts. Doug Crlgger, John Staton, Robert King In addition to having a lot of fun, wing units also
and Roger Druckmlller. Druckmiller is pictured received more than $1,200 of free advertising.
above with the toumament's planning team: Units Involved Included squadrons 601, 604,
605 and Group lV.
from left, Kris Mauk, Terry Stockwell,

Oregon Wing members assist
with rescue of downed pilot
MEDFORD, Ore. -- 2nd
Lt. Mike Siedlecki and Lt. Col.
Art Lumley played a major
role in the rescue of a downed
pilot near Medford, Ore., Sept.
Medford's Experimental
Aircraft Association's Chapter
319 was having a barbecue at
a member's private airfield.
The tables were set up, the
food was ready and three aircraft had arrived, including
Siedlecki in his ultralight aircraft.
Tw o E A A m e m b e r s i n a n
RV-6 made a missed approach
and ended up in the tree tops
on a nearby mountain. "Since
I had observed the go-around
and heard the crash, I was
able to indicate the direction
to search,~ Lumley said.
launched with an observer and

After a six-hour trip from
Willow Grove in a C-130, the
"roofers" quickly learned the
undertaking was going to be
major challenge -- three underlying roofs needed to be
removed, temperatures were
hovering in the 130-degree
Fahrenheit range and blinding sandstorms were frequent.
Arising at 5 a.m. each morning, the team was on the job by
6. The original plan was to
complete the job in four days,

Opal…from Page 1
well Air Force Base late in the evening.
The storm continued to push northward, eventually traversing northwestern Georgia on its way to the Carolinas.
As Opal beared down on Georgia,
wing headquarters committed eight
communication stations, 26 members
and four corporate aircraft to the relief
effort. Volunteers there flew two state
officials across the northwestern part
of the state to view destruction caused
by the storm and performed four damage assessment flights for the Red
Cross. Alabama members took the
mayor of Dauphin Island up to check
out damage around his island.
~Hurricane Opal caused a great deal
ofdestruction and hardship," said CAP
National Commander Brig. Gen. Richard L. Anderson. "But fortunately, local CAP units were there. They acted
superbly in their efforts to help save
lives and property and bring comfort
and care to the communities affected
by this devastating storm."
Of all the areas affected by Hurricane Opal, the Florida Panhandle by

quickly located the crash site.
The aircraft crashed in a
heavily wooded area where it
is doubtful it would have been
seen by a faster aircraft.
Lumley set out with a
ground search party that traversed rugged terrain for
about three-fourths of a mile.
The search party located the
aircraft about 47 minutes after it had gone down.
The aircraft was in an upside down position on the slope
of the mountain side. Since
the two occupants were pinned
in, the.six ground team members had to lift and prop up the
tail to remove the pilot and
passenger. Only the pilot survived the crash.
According to Lumley, there
is no doubt the pilot would not
have survived if it wasn't for
the quick actions of Siedlecki.

Committee awards 6 cadets
with Daedalian scholarships

Pennsylvania Wing helps Native Americans
WILLOW GROVE, Pa. -Led by Capt. Dan Pompei,
deputy commander of cadets
for Pennsylvania Wing's
Squadron 904, five seniors and
23 cadets answered a distress
call for help from the sisters of
the Adorers of the Blood of
Christ in New Mexico.
The sisters asked the squadron to put a roofon a home for
unwed mothers in Casa San
Jose -- in the.northwest part
of the state. The trip was
funded by America for Native


Six Civil Air Patrol cadets
are 1995 recipients of
Daedalian Foundation Flight
but it required six. Not satisscholarships in honor of Maj.
fi e d w i t h j u s t r e p l a c i n g t h e Gen. Lucus V. Beau.
roof, the spirited team also reCadets Dan M. Au, Ammon
paired a fence and cleaned up I. Hoover, Larissa T. Salazar,
the property.
Benjamin L. Carroll, Clint P.
"The cadets learned many C h e r a m i e a n d N a t h a n T.
lessons about hard work and K e e t h l e r e a c h r e c e i v e d a
dealing with humans and na- $2,100 scholarship.
ture. They gained a feeling of
In an unusual move, the
accomplishment and experiDaedalian Foundation added
e n c e d a c u l t u r e w h i c h w a s a scholarship in addition to its
completely different from their customary five. In a letter to
own,~ said Maj. Peggy Marks, C a d e t P r o g r a m s D i r e c t o r
assistant pubic affairs officer D o u g I s a a c s o n , R e t i r e d A i r
for the wing.
F o r c e M a j . G e n . Wa y n e E .

priority to requests to enter the restricted zone. Within couple of hours,
the airspace over Destin was safe for
relief aircraft.
The Panhandle community of
far suffered the most destruction. Nine
members of Florida Wing's Special DeFuniak Springs also suffered exResponse Team A joined FEMA's Ur- tensive damage. Citrus County Composite Squadron Commander Capt.
ban Search and Rescue Task Force in
surveying the Destin and Holiday Isles Kenneth Stanley led his unit to the
areas. On the barrier islands there, town, combining his forces with the
Walton County Cadet Squadron. The
members found 80 percent of the
two units worked side-by-side unloadsingle-storyhomes destroyed and only
the second floors of multistory homes ing 6,000 pounds of ice from a tractor
t r a i l e r. M e m b e r s t h e n b e g a n fi l l i n g
In Navarre Beach, members said water containers and setting up gensand left by the receding 10-foot storm erators for portable lights.
The next day, truckloads of food
surge measured five-feet deep inside
rolled into town while helicopters dehouses and hotel lobbies.
livered thousands of gallons of water.
As the powerful storm blasted across
A l a b a m a a n d G e o r g i a , a p l a g u e o f Senior member Ken Rowley, a former
sightseers and journalists began to Army ground chief, instinctively beswarm above Destin and Holiday Isles. gan marshaling in helicopters. As more
To curb air traffic above Destin, the helicopters arrived, Rowley took cadets Adam Rowley and Kenneth GarFederal Aviation Administration
closed the airspace below 3,000 feet ner under his wing and coached them
from Pensacola Beach to Panama City in the marshaling arts. By day's end,
97 helicopters had safely landed with
their precious cargo.
Lt. Col. Rich Gasparian, HeadquarWhile Stanley and his troops tended
ters Group 1, Apalachicola, stepped in
to field requests for access to the re- to the basic needs of residents, Maj.
Sue Gray and 1st Lt. Donald Prachnik
stricted airspace. Gasparian and his
summoned 23 cadets and five seniors
team devised a system of assigning

Whitlatch wrote, ~rhe committee was so impressed with the
qualifications and career goals
of alternate Cadet Nathan T.
Keethler ... they voted unanimously to award an additional
$2,100 flight scholarship."
Whitlatch is chairman of the
foundation's board of trustees.
The foundation presents
five $2,100 scholarships annually to cadets who have demonstrated a desire for a career
in military aviation. The scholarships are named in recognition of Beau's preeminent role
in the growth and development
of the CAP.

to search out and deactivate errant
emergency locator transmitters and
their marine-based counterparts,
EPIRBs. The wary group roamed the
region guided by the relentless bleeps.
"After the storm, all our teams were
busy securing all the ELTs that were
activated .... About 6,000 boats were in
the path of Opal, and she didn't miss
m a n y o f t h e m , " r e p o r t s G r o u p 11
Deputy Commander Lt. Col. James
On Oct. 13, FEMA officials released
a message terminating the National
Emergency Coordination Net activated
on Oct. 4 in response to Hurricane
Opal. That same message extended
the gratitude of emergency management officials to Civil Air Patrol and
other emergency service agencies.
Gray reflected on the efforts of her
CAP charges in the aftermath of Opal:
~W0rking together as a team for people
who have just lost everything is what
means the most to me, but I wish we
could have done more,~ she said.
Anderson offered a final note to those
who helped the victims of Hurricane
Opal: ~As always, CAP members served
as shining examples of the true human spirit and true meaning of

1 ~

Civil Air Potrol News 0 November 1998

Airborne photography, videotaping part of CAP's future
A M A R H ~ O , Te x a s - - " I
see this as another role in Civil
Air Patrol's future," said
Southwest Region Comm a n d e r C o l . To m H e r n d o n
during a nigl~ttime mission
The colonel was referring
to airborne photography and
videotaping, and his comment
was directed to CAP members
attending a two-day training
exercise encompassing damage assessment, counter-narcotics and drug enforcement.
CAP aircrews arrived from
the North Central, Rocky
Mountain and Southwest region, and Missouri, Colorado,
Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona,
Arkansas, Louisiana and
Texas. The Tigershark Composite Squadron in Amarillo,
Texas, hosted the event, which
provided flightline, communications, briefing/debriefing,
transportation and meals for
the 17 aircrews.
"Much of what we are doing
in the way of video, is a direct
result of what happened during the 'Flood of'93' up in Missouri," said Herndon. "We have
Emmit Williams (wing commander), Walt Reed (vice-commander) and 'Grandma's'
cooking to thank for what we
learned. Williams was prepar-

ing for an earthquake and got
a flood to practice on. Now
we're using the same techniques that helped find propane and fuel storage tanks,
as well as coffins to assess damage and give real-time information to the authorities."
Members of CAP's Operations Directorate at National
Headquarters were also
present and took advantage of
the opportunity to see firsthand the training and its resuits during the exercises. It
was evident they appeared impressed and more aware of the
potential uses.
Col. Bill Winkert, Missouri
Wing director of emergency
services, attended as part of
the combined North Central
Region/Missouri Wing aircrew
and remarked, "This is exactly
the same stuffwe are going to
be showing to the Federal
Emergency Management
Agency during Operation
Thunderbolt in Topeka, Kan.
We'll take back what we
learned here and show how
CAP can be of greater benefit
in all aspects of disaster assessment -- all the way from
the federal level through the
state and county and right
down to the cities."
Herndon agreed with

Col. Bill Wlnkert, Missouri director of emergency
services, and Col. Joseph McMlllan, North Central
Reglon vlce commander, debrlef wlth Lt. Col.
Winkert that the training of
scanners and observers in airborne photography and video
will soon be a necessity.
Col. Joseph McMillan,
North Central Region vicec o m m a n d e r, b e l i e v e s t h a t
more practice will be necessary to achieve higher quality
McMillan served as plat-

Fox television network features
Eagle Rock Squadron members
Commander Capt. Jeff Staffon proEAGLE ROCK, Idaho -- Have
you ever wondered where television vided air transport in the squadron
networks get program ideas? Eagle aircraft.
Rock Squadron's Capt. Lynn Porter
A practice run the day before the
recently found out.
broadcast provided an opportunity to
work out camera angles.
In June, the local newspaper pubJust before dawn the broadcast
lished an article about Porter and her
German Shepherd, K-9 1st Lt. Heidi.
opened with the national debut of the
The article highlighted the pair's work search and rescue team's newest memas a search and rescue team.
b e r. A e r o n c a Vo n M e s s e r s c h m i t t
A week later, a representative from (Hannah) was asleep for the cameras,
the FOX cable television network called b u t a n y o t h e r s i x - w e e k - o l d p u p p y
P o r t e r a n d a s k e d f o r a n i n t e r v i e w. would have done the same.
Within two weeks, a producer from FX
Besides the water search scenes,
B r e a k f a s t Ti m e w a s s i t t i n g a t t h e
the show included a demonstration of
Porter's dining room table planning a the Hug A Tree wilderness survival
segment for their show featuring Por- techniques by Eagle Rock Squadron's
ter and Heidi in action -- to be broad- honorary morale officer, Sarah Porter.
cast live in July.
Sarah is the 8-year-old
daughter of Lynn and
recom"It was a great
Maj. Steve Porter.
mended Blackfoot,
Porter said she didn't
Idaho, for the broadcast
opportunily to let
location. The proximhave to time to get nerity of the airstrip to the
the rest of the
vous. There were so
many other things to
lake made it possible to
country learn
stage a mock water
think about that a
couple of million viewsearch with air transabout Civil Air
ers didn't even enter her
Patrol and some of m i n d . " B e s i d e s , " s h e
C o u n t y S h e r i ff ' s D e said, "It was a great opthe services it
portunity to let the rest
partment provided
of the country learn
their boat, a driver and
divers for a realistic
about Civil Air Patrol
Capt. Lynn Porter
drowning scenario.
and some of the services
Eagle Rock Squadron
it provides."

Verbotten, Arkansas Wing, during a recent twoday airborne photography and videotaping exercise in Amarillo, Texas.

form pilot for the combined
ing to using real-time video
and establishing satellite-comNorth Central Region/Mismunications links. Further
s o u r i a i r c r e w, W i n k e r t
handled videotaping, and evidence that CAP will be
C a p t . G a r y G r e g o r y, c o m - there-- experimenting, learnm a n d e r o f t h e R i c h a r d s - ing and teaching -- to better
Gebaur Squadron, particiserve America.
pated as a still photographer.
Editor's note: Article subThis exercise was proof that mitted by Capt. Gary W. GreC A P i s c h a n g i n g - - f r o m g o r y, c o m m a n d e r o f t h e
coastal patrols and target tow- Richards-Gebaur Squadron.

November 1995 0 Civil Air Patrol News


Oregon Wing introduces Rescue 821
Communications platform inside '84 Chevy Blazer;
provides 'airliftable' state of the art communications
M a j . T h o m a s Tr a v e r
Public Affairs Officer
Oregon Wing

tions links both during military operations and such stateside natural disasters as Hurricane Andrew and the San
Francisco "World Series" earthquake.
Emergency communications has alKratch also was credited with the asways been one of Civil Air Patrol's
sists or saves of more than 222 lives.
primary roles in emergency services
"The primary purpose of Rescue 821
operations. And now the Oregon Wing
is to help save lives and increase the
recently elevated their capability in
safety of SAR and disaster relief opE S c o m m u n i c a t i o n s w i t h t h e i n t r o - erations," said Kratch. "Through its
duction of a communications vehicle
advanced features, it unites agencies
known as Rescue 821.
unable to communicate through their
Built inside a full-sized, dieselnormal channels of communications.
equipped 1984 Chevrolet Blazer 4x4, If necessary, Rescue 821 is capable of
Rescue 821 is equipped with an array worldwide communications."
of state-of-the-art communications
According to Oregon Wing Comgear capable of operating on nearly mander Col. Jim Schmidt, Rescue 821
any civil, civilian, military or aircraft puts the wing head and shoulders above
radio band or frequency. Rescue 821 other organizations. "Rescue 821 gives
also incorporates such vital capabilithe Oregon Civil Air Patrol an unties as NASA voice satellite, GPS~ cel- matched communications capability
lular, packet and cellular fax commu- that will be of significant value in emernications systems.
gency services operations," he said.
The creator of Rescue 821, Lt. Col.
"Rescue 821 will be able to assist in
William Kratch, just recently retired any emergency situation anywhere the
from active duty with the Air Force
need may exist be it state, region or
R e s e r v e ' s 9 3 9 t h A i r R e s c u e W i n g , national."
where he designed, built and operated
Rescue 821 is equipped with intera s i m i l a r c o m m u n i c a t i o n s v e h i c l e , nal power conversion equipment as
Rescue 621.
well a specially configured 15 kilowatt
W h i l e s e r v i n g w i t h t h e 9 3 9 t h , diesel power/antennae trailer, Rescue
Kratch and Rescue 621 traveled world- 821 is designed to be "airliftable" and
wide providing critical communicatotally self-contained and capable of

Lt. Col. William Kretch makes radio contact using Rescue 821 durlng a recent Oregon
Wlng search and rescue exerclse. Kratch deslgned and bullt the communlcatlons
vehlcle uslng a 1984 Chevrolet Blazer and state of the art communlcatlons systems.
operating under adverse conditions on
any terrain or at any locality.
"We have been very proactive in
becoming a highly visible participant
in local emergency planning activites.
Rescue 821 is going to be a key element
in our planning efforts," stated Maj.
Barbara Harrend, director of emergency services for the Oregon Wing.
"The greater Portland Metro Region

Emergency Planning Council is made
up of more than 70 different agencies
including CAP and the various utilities. Communications between field
units, the emergency operations center and incident commanders is going
to be vital in any emergency with unknown working channels of communications available. Rescue 821 may well
prove to be that vital link."

Florida congressman visits Marco Island
U.S. Congressman Porter
Cross honored Florida's Marco
Island Senior Squadron by
reading a congratulatory proclamation in Washington, D.C.,
and visiting the squadron in
Goss, a representative from
Florida's 14th District, presented the proclamation to
squadron member Capt. S.
Buddy Harris in Washington,
to honor the squadron
U.S. Congressman Porter Goss, from Florida's 14th District,
for its recent selection as
shakes hands with Marco Island Senior Squadron member
Capt, S. Buddy Harris after presenting Harris and the squadron Florida Wing's Outstanding
a ¢¢)ngratulatory proclamation In Washlngton, D.C., In October. Squadron of the Year.

Virginia units
render aid,
disaster relief
during record
summer floods

VIRGINIA -- Fourteen Virginia
Civil Air Patrol units responded to the
call for disaster relief this summer
after the state was hit with the deadliest flooding in a decade.
The flooding was caused by torrential rains that fell on the state's western and northern corridors. The aftermath left roads destroyed, power out,
a collapsed earthen dam and huge 40to 130-foot chasms scattered throughout the affected areas.
In addition, hundreds of homes were
lost or damaged and many people were
in danger -- some clinging to trees or
debris and others stranded on rooftops.
After being alerted by the Virginia
Emergency Operation Center in Richmond, CAP established a primary mis-

Goss also visited the squad~
ron at the Marco Executive
Airport in October to personally congratulate Lt. Col. Fritz
S c h a l l e r, s q u a d r o n c o r n mander, and squadron members for their victory,
The congressman was given
a tour of the squadron's headquarters complex and aircraft
h a n g a r . . . . . . . . .
According to Schaller, the
congressman was very impressed with the unit's cornmunications equipment and
computer software programs

sion base at Orange County Airport
with Lt. Col. Gilbert Gray as mission
coordinator. An air operations base
was set up at the Charlottesville airport under the direction of Capt. Richard Ritchie. Lt. Cols. H. Click Smith
Sr., Pete Wharton, Don Burke and
Morehead Foard worked out of the
Virginia EOC.
During the early stages, Virginia
Wing Commander Col. Charles Glass
a t t e n d e d m e e t i n g s a t t h e Vi r g i n i a
EOC. Initially CAP was requested to
fly early reconnaissance for stranded
persons, but adverse weather prohibited the flights -- torrential downpours restricted visibility.
"The air was so thick you could
hardly see your hand stretched out in
front of you," said Mgj. Linda Utting,

written by squadron members. Goss also logged in
some time on the unit's
flight simulator,
"I commend you for the
hours you spend in search
and rescue, disaster relief
and other emergency service missions. Your volunteer efforts have made a
significant contribution :to
the operations of local,
state and federal governments. I am pleased that I
was able tomeetyou,~ said
the congressman.

mission information officer.
When the weather didn't improve,
officials decided to move the mission
base to the Madison County Rescue
Squad building. Ground operations
were then staged out of the Madison
County High School.
"The trip to Madison County was
scary," said Utting. "Some roads were
covered with mud. Even the edges of
some were sloughed off. At times we
were on single lanes, with people trying to pass us."
Although flight efforts continued to
be hampered by weather conditions,
rescue actions went on throughout the
relief effort.
(Submitted by Maj. Karen L.
Copenhaver, Virginia Wing Public Affairs director.)


Civil Air Patrol News 0 November 199S

Reporting the accomplishments of CAP members worldwide
Northeast.Connectlcut- Civil Air
Patrol li~ National Commander
Brlg. Gen. Rlchard L. Anderson
presented the Spaatz Award at
the Northeast Region Conference
in September to Melissa
Fishman, daughter of Diane and
Allen Fishman, joined the 399th
Composite Squadron, Danbury, in
April 1990. She received her
Mitchell in 1993 and her Earhart
in 1994. She served as cadet
commander from 1993 94 and
received a commander's
commendation in 1994 for her
work in public affairs and
She is the only qualified cadet
mission public affairs officer in the
Connecticut Wing. Fishman has
served as deputy commander of
the Connecticut Cadet
Leadership Academy and visited
Israel through the International Air
Cadet Exchange program this
She graduated from the New
Haven Hebrew Academy and
attended Embry Riddle in 1994.!
Currently she is a student at the
University of Connecticut and has
recently been elected as a
senator to the student
government. In July of this year
she earned her solo wings. -- Irvin

Connecticut--The Cessna
Citation Special Olympics Airlift
this summer was the aviation
business's finest hour. More than
400 pilots transported 1,500
athletes to the World Games in
New Haven. Capt. Edward P.
Caaella, Lone Eagle Squadron,
Morristown, N.J., was among
those who flew the young
athletes to the competition. The
event was the largest peacetime
Citation jet airlift. The athletes
landed at Bradley International

near Hartford, the airport nearest
to Yale University in New Haven.
The planning and logistics were
set to handle the arrival and
departure of more than 200
Citation jets in a single day.
The volunteer pilots flew
athletes from across the
country. The airplanes in the
airlift were based in 40 different
states and 215 Citation jets
were involved. Takeoffs and
landings were scheduled every
90 seconds. Cassella piloted
the Cessna Citation jet to ferry
some of the young athletes. He
is a lead pilot for a New Jerseybased jet aviation business.
Cassella lives in Sparta,
N.J., with his wife, Marjorie, .
who is a flight attendant for a
private airline. A 1980 graduate
from Notre Dame High School,
he received an aeronautical
science degree from Hawthorne
College in New Hampshire.
Cassella has been fascinated
with airplanes most of his life.
His father, a professional
engineer, was a nose gunner in a
B-24 during World War I1. His
brother Douglas is an Air Force
Cassella is the aerospace
education officer at the Lone
Eagle Squadron. He is an active
participant and has given
aerospace presentations to
seniors and cadets.
At the end of each summer,
the Lone Eagle Squadron honors
its dedicated members. Statistics
for meeting participation and
weekend activities are combined
to determine total attendance of
the seniors and cadets. Those
who cluster at the top are
selected and recognized.
Capt. Miller Mowder earned
the 1995 Senior of the Year
award. 1st Lts. William Waldron
and Herman Seeger also were
recognized on the honor roll.
Cadet John Morris earned
the 1995 Cadet of the Year
award, with cadets Joseph

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Neikirk, Todd Osborne, and
Brian Labarra also receiving
honors. Mowder also received
the Yeager Award in April.Raphael H. Ospina
Delaware -- On Oct. 10,
Chief of New Castle Police Col.
Thomas P. Gordon and patrolman Fred Oehler Jr. came to the
Brandywine Cadet Squadron to
talk about drug education and
the New Castle County police
Gordon spoke first about the
department, the duties of
officers, and the requirements for
selection to the department.
Gordon also stressed the need
for education and told cadets
how they could help improve
their communities and make their
friends and family more aware of
the problems associated with
drug use. It was an excellent
lesson in "How to take our
neighborhoods back."
The cadets asked questions
specific to their communities and
about what the county was doing
to improve the safety of those

New Castle, Del., Patrolman Fred Oehler Jr., third from left, and Police Chief CoL Thomas P. Gordon
pose with members of the Brandywine Cadet Squadron. The officers lectured cadets about social
issues at a regular meeting In October.

Oehler spoke to the cadets for
about two hours on drugs and
their effects on physical health
and emotional well-being, as well
as their effect on society. He
touched base on the most
popular drugs in our county and
gave tips on how to avoid getting
caught up in the drug world.
The patrolman discussed
social issues concerning drugs
and alcohol, including rape,
robbery and murder.
After the officer was done with
his discussion, he took the
cadets outside to his police car,
showed them the equipment and
let them operate the various
safety devices. All in all this night
with the New Castle County
Police went very well and the
cadets and seniors learned a lot.
-- Brian M. Campbe//
New York -- On Aug. 24,
Long Island Group Civil Air
Patrol men and women were
activated to assist the Red Cross
in providing shelter operations
and mass care for the evacuees
from West Hampton, where
firefighters from Long Island and
other nearby states were trying
to contain and extinguish one of
the island's largest forest fires.
Long Island and New York
Group units assisted Red Cross
personnel around the clock in the
setup and operation of evacuation centers. The next day, CAP's
role was expanded by Federal
Emergency Management Agency
to include transportation of
refreshments and materials to
the firefighters. Additional CAP
personnel, pilots and crews,
were called in when the Air Force
also activated CAP early in the
morning. During daylight hours,
CAP pilots and observers flew
continuous missions to locate hot
spots and, via radio, pass on
their locations to the fire command post. Many members were
on duty for up to 20 hours.
In the shelters, cadets
registered and assigned spaces,
cots and blankets to evacuees,
answered telephones and
handled inquiries from friends

Avid sport
Wing Cadet
Lt. Col.
Woll, of
Harrisburg, Is
Just 10 Jumps
short of
logglng In hls
100th free
fall. Woll Is
cadet commander of
the Capital
City Composite Squadron.
and relatives of people living in
the evacuated area. Cadets also
arranged medical services for
the evacuees and provided
security patrol during the night to
ensure that problems were
resolved and the evacuees were
not disturbed. CAP personnel
arranged for Long/s/and
Newsday to donate newspapers
for the evacuation centers and
Cablevision to supply cable,
converters and TVs for the
displaced families.
Even after the fire was
declared contained four days
later, CAP aircraft and crews
continued flying spot missions
and CAP drivers provided
transportation of materials as
needed. CAP's efforts on behalf
of Suffolk County were praised
and commended by the New
York governor and Suffolk
County leaders.
Under the provisions of a
memorandum of understanding
between the Red Cross and
CAP, Long Island Red Cross
instructors have been providing
CAP cadets and seniors from the
nine Nassau and Suffolk squadrons with training in first aid,
shelter operations, mass care
and damage assessment for the
past year. About 20 percent of
the personnel of Long Island
group has been trained to date
and classes are scheduled to
continue until all qualified
members receive instruction.
Many members credited this
training for bringing order out of
chaos during this emergency
services operation. -- A.E.
McLaughlin, Jr.
New York-- MaJ. Steven
Hopper, Rockland County
Composite Squadron commander,
was promoted to lieutenant colonel
Sept. 5. Catskill Mountain Group
Commander Lt. Col. Austyn
Granville Jr. presented Hopper
with the new rank. 2nd Lt. Roy
Cook was promoted to first
lieutenant Aug. 10. Cook received
his technician rating as education
officer and is also the squadron's
alternate testing officer. --Apri/

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CAP math: 3x3=40

Subjects discussed during the
conference included packet
operations, Internet, new Group
3 VHF-FM nets, emergency
Iocator transmitter searches and
the new Tobyhanna CAP toneaccess repeater.
Mrs. Russel Nagel accompanied her husband and other
members of the Gen. Carl A.
Spaatz Aviation Explorer Post
2807 and Boy Scouts of America
to the weekend event.
The Boyertown unit is
sponsored by the United Way
and donations from concerned
citizens.--Lt. Co/. Elizabeth

opportunity for cadets to
develop the leadership skills
necessary to succeed in the
Civil Air Patrol. -- Lt. Kerry A.
Pennsylvania -- The emergency management agency in
Clearfield County recently asked
Moshannon Cadet Flight 1201,
West Decatur, Pa., to assist in a
local disaster relief mission.
Flash flood waters damaged
resident Verna Hess's property,
washing out a stone wall,
undercutting an outbuilding and
destroying a bridge.
Insurance would not cover the
damage and the disaster only
affected several houses, so Hess
was not eligible for aid.
Members rebuilt her wall,
replaced rock under the outbuilding and cleaned up the mud that
had washed into her basement.
The unit also made a temporary
bridge to replace the one that
was destroyed.
Capt. James. R. Behrens,
Pennsylvania Wing chaplain,
guided the cadets in the
mission. MaJ. Jamle Behrens,
Danlelle Freeland, Sgt.
Michael Psomoga, Alrman
Matthew Posmoga, Airman
Brian Bush, Alrman Mark
Harry, Airman Bryan Mllllon,
and unit commander Ist Lt.
Katherine A. Behrens maintained a command post at the
unit's headquarters.
Several scouts from Troop 43,
also in West Decatur, also
helped clean up the site.
Ten Mashannon cadets
made unit history when they
embarked on an orientation
flight Sept. 10. MaJ. Dick Prout,
commander of Elk County
Squadron 1203, arranged the
flight, which was the squadron's
first orientation flights since it
was chartered in October 1993.
After the flight was over, the
cadets were all ready to do it
again. ~Maj. James R.

Southeast. Alabama --!
John Lawrence recently "~ taught
a Federal Aviation Administration
safety class at St. Clair County
Airport. The topic of his class was
emergency landings.!
Hans and Susan Gray of the
Anniston Composite Squadron
118 recently have been promoted
to captain in conjunction with their
appointments as unit aerospace
education officers.!
Cadet Richard Llpham recently
completed the requirements for
his Mitchell Award and was
promoted to cadet second
lieutenant. Lipham also was
squadron Cadet of the Month for
June. He is the son of Diane
Miller and Richard Lipham of
Oxford and is a ninth-grader at
Trinity Christian Academy in
Cadet David Keith was named
squadron Cadet of the Month for
July. During the summer of '95,
Keith attended encampment at
Columbus, Miss.!
Keith, an eighth-grader at
Munford High School, is the son
of Renee Honeycutt and Marry
Keith. -- Larry Adams

Pennsylvania -- Three
cadets from Clarion Composite
Squadron 504 were among 30
cadets from western Pennsylvania who attended encampment
Aug. 5-12 at the 911th Tactical
Air Reserve Base, Pittsburgh,
Pa. Encampment West was held
under the direction of Lt. Col. J.
Murphy Jr.
Those attending from Clarion
Composite Squadron 504 were
cadets Sgt. Matthew Carroll,
Airman First Class Brock
McCloskey and Airman First
From left: Cadet Lt. Cola. William Westcott, Florida; Katie Schroth, Class Garrett McCloskey.
Massachusetts; and Chris Curtis, Indiana, participated In three
Cadets were split into Alpha
national special activities In a row: Cadet Officers School at
and Bravo flights, with Alpha
Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.; Blue Beret in Oshkosh, Wls.; and winning honor flight for the
National Flight Encampment, also at Oshkosh, where Curtis and encampment.
Alabama -- Calhoun County
Westcott soloed In a Cessna 172. The three lieutenant colonels
As a part of aerospace
School System will host Aerospent more than 40 days together at national special activities.
space Week, Lift-Off '96 at
training, the cadets toured the
Anniston City Meeting Center
main control area of USAir as
Pennsylvania -- MaJ. James
museum grounds.
well as the building where the
March 10-11. Sponsors include
B. Brown, commander of
The time frame was really
airline overhauls its aircraft at the
the Civil Air Patrol, Alabama
Clearfield Composite Squadron,
down to the wire. Organizers
Pittsburgh International Airport.
Education Association, NASA,
is pleased to announce the
kept an ear open for weather
During the tour, cadets went
Delta Airlines, and Boeing
acceptance of senior member
reports to determine how
inside a MD80. Both flights took
Aerospace. The Calhoun County
Betty Demko and cadets Matt
Hurricane Felix would affect
a 11h-hour ride on an Air Force
Education Association has voted
Bloom, Brldgett Grumblatt, and Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania
C-130. The plane flew at an
to contribute $500 toward
Toni and Nlkkl Frankenfleld.
Wing was placed on standby
expenses; still more sponsors
altitude of 19,000 feet over New
Also transferring from Group
York State.
are needed. NASA astronaut
1200 to Composite Squadron
Gaither and Williams drove to
Henry Hartsfield is a featured
Cadet Airman First Class
1202 are the following senior
Fort Indiantown Gap the night
Garrett McCIoskey, Alpha
guest speaker.
members: Lt. Col. Francis
prior to the flight. Lt. Randall
Flight, wrote several articles for
Anniston Composite SquadRomeo and MaJs. John
Manaka, Squadron 105, flew
the encampment newsletter.
ron 118 of the Civil Air Patrol will
Worsing, Brian Wltherow,
public affairs officer Lt. Charlene
The cadets practiced the
provide the cadet ushers and
Robert Boop, Howard
Weed, in his personal aircraft to
fundamentals they learned, and
color guard for the event.
Velhdeffer, Capt. Keith Rogers,
Harrisburg to take the flight.
the encampment offered an
Tickets to this event are free,
1st Lt. Calvin Allison, 1st Lt.
1st Lt. Charlene Weed
Elizalee Boop, and senior
member Edward Landes.
Pennsylvania -- Six cadets
,-F +'-)from Clarion Composite SquadCadets Nell Smith and John
ron received orientation flights
Knepp attended Encampment
Oct. 8. Capt. Dana Burns,
West at the 911 Greater
DuBois Squadron 1204, gave
Pittsburg Airport. Smith attends
rides in a Cessna 172 to cadets
Harmony High School; Knepp
Josh Rhoads, Ryan Detrie,
attends Clearfield High School.
Mike Lander, Carrie Hoover,
Knepp also was Cadet of the
Tim VanNorman, and Waylon
Month for July for Squadron
1202. -- Sue Phelan
Each cadet flew two 30minute flights at the Clarion
Pennsylvania -- Thirty-eight
County Airport in Shippenville,
cadets and seniors from the
Pa.- Lt. Kerry A. K/ine
Pennsylvania Wing went on a C130 flight to the Air Force
Pennsylvania -- 1st Lt.
Museum at Wright Patterson Air
Russel E. Nagel, 2nd Lt.
Force Base, Ohio. Members
Kathy S. Seaman and 1st Lt.
were flown from Harrisburg, Pa.,
Craig W. Huey were recognized
courtesy of the Air Force
for their volunteer efforts in the
Reserve, 193 Special Operations
Civil Air Patrol's nationwide
communications network during
Maj. Walter Gaither, acting
the 1995 Pennsylvania Wing
executive officer, and his
Communications Conference at
assistant 1st Lt. Caron Williams
coordinated the trip with the help
Volunteers manned a network
of Air Force Lt. Col. Charles
of more than 17,000 fixed,
Barry of Reserve Squadron 193.
mobile and airborne stations.
The museum has two large
This network can reconstitute a
hangars with hundreds of
national command authority
Alabama Congressman Glen Browder congratulates cadet Aaron Cause, of Anniston Squadron 183,
displays, including 150 aircraft
after he soloed in the squadron's Cessna 172. Maj. Noel Harvey, right, provided flight instruction for
network in the event of a national
inside and many more on the
Causey, who made his solo flight after Just 12 hours of instruction.

Congressional congrats


Civil Air l'atrol News 0 November 1995

but seating is limited. So order
your tickets as soon as possible.
Deadline for ordering tickets will
be Jan. 26. Order your tickets at:
Lift Off '96, P.O. Box 2328,
Anniston, AL 36202.
Any CAP cadet interested in
applying for a state grant for
Space Camp, contact Tyna
Davis at AEA headquarters for
details. Call the toll-free number
1-800-392-5839. -- Susan Gray
Tennessee m Members of
the Hardin County Composite
Squadron served as color guard
for a meeting of the National
Interagency Counterdrug
Institute in Memphis on Sept. 25.
NICI, a federally funded
Department of Defense field
operation organization, focuses
on training military and civilian
leaders on the principles of
military support to civil authorities
in response to disasters. They
also train students to develop
and sustain community drug
prevention and demand reduction programs, said Hardin
County commander Lt. Col.
Montille Warren.
Although Vice President
Albert Gore was unable to
attend as planned, Michael M.
Walker, assistant secretary of
the Army, addressed the students at the training sessions.
Dr. Herman Write, founder of
Mantua Against Drugs, and Dr.
William Jeffords, special
assistant to the chief, National
Guard Bureau also spoke.
Jeffords is involved in
counterdrug training and youth
Warren said that in its first
three weeks of operation,
Mantua Against Drugs sealed up
14 crack houses and circulated
wanted posters with photos of
the dealer of the week.
In some cities, Wrice's efforts,
combined with modified policing
procedures, have resulted in
drops of more than 80 percent in

drug-related crime, according to
the organization. -- Lt. Col.
Montille Warren
Tennessee -- The Gibson
County Squadron had the recent
honor of participating in a Habitat
For Humanity Fund Raiser at
Bailey Park in Humbolt, Tenn.
Squadron members served and
assisted by serving meals to
more than 300 patrons who
came to support Habitat for
Humanity at Charity Fair in
Jackson, Tenn.
The squadron set up a
recruiting booth alongside other
agencies in the exhibition hall.
The unit color guard marched the
length of the Jackson Farmer's
Market, down the aisle of the 37
exhibitors and presented the
colors at the CAP booth. -Alfred L. Ni/sson

Arkansas -- Senior and
cadets members of the Delta
Composite Squadron in West
Memphis participated in the
annual cleanup of Village Creek
Sate Park. Afterward, park
officials treated members and
other volunteers to a cookout.


The Delta Composite Squadron held its quarterly awards
night to recognize cadets for
their achievements in aerospace
and leadership. Cadet Staff Sgt.
David Sandusky's participation
in squadron activities, test scores
and attendance earned him
Cadet of the Quarter honors. He
also was awarded a certificate
for having the highest aerospace
test score for the quarter.
Sandusky is a flight sergeant and

State senator sortie

South Carolina State Sen. Phil LeVentis, left, prepares for takeoff
with MaJ. Steve Leech during STARCEX '95. LeVentis, a lieutenant
colonel who flies F-16s for the South Carolina Air National Guard,
said, "1 never realized that CAP was such a tremendous resource
and asset in time of natural disaster or emergency."

a member of the unit color guard.
He attends Marion Junior High
Cadet Bruce Scott received
a certificate for the top leadership test score for the quarter
and was promoted to cadet
airman first class. Scott is a flight
member and also participates in
the squadron color guard. He
attends West Junior High School
in West Memphis.
Cadet Chris Childress was
promoted to cadet airman first
class. He too is a member of the
color guard team that competed
in a statewide competition this
year. Childress attends Marion
Junior High School. -- Lt. Co/.
Larry Webster
New Mexico -- Sept. 29-Oct.
1, the High Plains Composite
Squadron conducted a survival
camp for 45 cadets and seniors
from across New Mexico. The
training included man tracking,
accident scene first aid, shelter
construction, emergency food
preparation, map and compass
reading, and other tracking and
survival techniques.
The High Plains Composite
Squadron hosted a search and
rescue exercise Oct. 21-22 at the
Clovis Airport. Members from
New Mexico and Texas practiced
air and ground search techniques with as many as 10
aircraft and three ground teams.
A dog search team and a
computer network rounded out
the exercise in eastern New
Mexico. -- Maj. Bradley D.
New Mexico w "Our students
came to learn, to improve
themselves in the Civil Air Patrol,
and to enjoy the Southwest
Region Staff College experience," says this year's director,
MaJ. "Trip" Jacks, Texas Wing.
Senior members from Florida
to California met at Kirtland Air
Force Base, Albuquerque, N.M.,
early this summer to attend the
Southwest Region Staff College.
"For the fourth year in a row,
this jewel of the Southwest
Region's senior member training
program was held at the Noncommissioned Officers Academy
at Kirtland," Jack points out. "The
faculty of the NCO Academy
rolled out the red carpet as never
before. Not only did they provide
the heart of the training conducted during the week, the
faculty chose to participate with
the students in many of the
social events of the college.
"The faculty's bonding with the
students and staff of the college
made this a very personal and
successful learning experience."
While Jacks and Deputy
Director Lt. Col. Dewey
Burchett, Louisiana Wing,
oversaw the operation of the
Southwest Region Staff College,
the students and their seminar
advisers did the real work. MaJ.
Beverly Pepe, New Mexico, with
the aid of MaJ. Steve White,
coordinated the curriculum.
Studies included new topics
such as the development of
national military policy, diversity
awareness, and how the seminar
process should work. Guest
speakers during the week

Camera ready

A television news reporter Interviews South Carolina Wing Commander Col. T. Richard Herold and Capt. Andrew Criswell during
South Carolina Aviation Day '95. Wing pilots stayed airborne most
of the day providing orientation flights for nearly 100 cadets.
included Air Force MaJ. Gen.
George Harrison, commander of
the Air Force Operation, Testing,
and Evaluation Center and a
CAP member; Air Force Brig.
Gen. Charles Perez, base
commander; Air Force Lt. Col.
Ed Brown, Logistics Officer of
Texas Wing; Air Force Senior
Master Sgt. Ernle Ryder,
retired; Col. Ed Lewis, Pacific
Region; and Lt. Col. David
Floyd, Southwest Region.
This middle management
school gives the students
knowledge backed up with
practical experiences. During the
seminars, students work their
way through subjects like time
and stress management, oral,
video, and written communications, total quality management,
problem solving, and human
dynamics. Each seminar spent
many hours working together to
complete the projects assigned

by Pepe.
"One of the first lessons
learned by the seminars was that
cooperation resulted in many
creative solutions," Pepe points
out. "Also, sharing the responsibilities of leadership and
followership lead to early
completion of many of the
projects. With the extra time, the
seminars were able to relax and
have more fun than previous
"The scope of the Southwest
Region Staff College provides a
wealth of information the
students can take home and use
in their career, at home, and, of
course, within CAP."
According to the director, this
year's class scored the highest
ratings ever received from a
student body. Jacks attributes
this to the quality of the students
and the responsiveness of the
staff to meet their needs.

Members who attended the Southwest Region Staff College gathered for a group shot in front of a New Mexico Air National Guard F16 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

Rovember 199S 0 Civil Air Fatrol rqews 1 9

TUcson Spaatz recipient

Air Force MaJ. Gen. George Harrison presents the Spaatz award to
Tucson Composite Squadron cadet Jason Bousquet at the 1995
Arizona Wing Conference.
"While the staff spends a
whole year preparing for this one
special week," Jacks says, "it
means little to our customers, the
students, if we fail to consider
their personalities, learning
styles, and needs."
To this end, the daily feedback
sheets from the students and
staff as well as the observations
of this year's evaluation officer,
MaJ. Dale Frizzell, Southwest
Region, were made known to the
staff and students each day. This
continuous review allowed the
staff to anticipate the challenges
of this student body and avoid
Southwest Region Commander Cel. Thommle Herndon
named Lt. Col. Dewey Burchett
to be the 1996 director of the
Southwest region staff college.
KirUand Air Force Base will again
be the host base for this gathering of senior members from
around the country. Burchett
encourages senior members to
take part in the staff college. "If
you need to attend a region staff
college for promotion," he says,
"if you want to acquire more
skills to offer your employer, if
you want to come out west where
the skies are blue, the weather
warm, and the people friendly,
make your plans to attend the
1996 Southwest Region Staff
College in Albuquerque."
For further information,
contact Lt. Col. Dewey
Burchett, P.O. Box 92, Benton,
LA 71006-0092 or call (318) 9652575. -- Maj. Trip Jacks
New Mexico -- Cadet 2nd
Lt. Michael Lawson, Falcon
Composite Squadron, has
recently returned from Cadet
Officer School in Montgomery,
Ala. He toured the national
headquarters and participated in
competitions, athletics, seminars
and listened to presentations
from a Medal of Valor recipient
and a prisoner of war.
The Falcon Composite
Squadron recently promoted the
following cadets to their present
ranks: David Luna, Casey Dark,
Daniel Glsh, Clayton Detar, all
to airman; and Gabriel Lopez to
technical sergeant. The new

stripes were presented by Air
Force liaison officer MaJ. Kelly
Rudy.--Robert B. Pomeranz
Oklahoma m Oct. 7-8
members of Flying Castle
Composite Squadron assisted
the Experimental Aircraft
Association with a fly-in at Pauls
Valley Airport. EAA chapter
chairman Bob Krusa requested
support from Col. Walter S.
Schamel, Oklahoma Wing
commander. Since there is no
CAP unit currently in Pauls
Valley, members from the Flying
Castle Composite Squadron,
which meets at Tinker Air Force
Base, volunteered to assist. They
had the training and equipment
necessary to perform flightline
operations, parking and crowd
control. CAP volunteers working
the air show included Capts.
Bob Cossairt and Wade
Dunlap, 1st Lt. Bob Satchell,
and cadets Lt. Col. Brandi
Holland, Capt. Kevin Cossailt,
1st Lts. Aaron Glasgow and
J.R. Head, and Sgts. Jason
Brlant and Chris Zumwalt.
The show was a fun way for
members to see a variety of
general aviation aircraft. It was
also an opportunity to answer
questions from the public on the
work of the CAP's part-time
professionals in Oklahoma. -Nancy Shafran
Oklahoma -- Ten Civil Air
Patrol members, two representatives of the Federal Emergency
Management Agency and six
students from Texas and Okla-

homa attended the inaugural
CAP Bi-Regional Public Affairs
Conference Sept. 9 at the
University of Oklahoma in
The conference, modeled
after the U.S. Air Force short
course for public affairs, was the
brainchild of Air Force MaJ. Todd
Fruehllng, former CAP-U.S. Air
Force public affairs officer at
CAP National Headquarters. Col.
Bud Payton, former national
CAP director of marketing and
public relations, gave the final
stamp of approval for the project.
Following Payton's death and
Fruehling's temporary assignment to Saudi, Arabia, in August,
the project was turned over to
the Southwest Region public
affairs office.
The University of Oklahoma
sponsored the conference as a
public service to CAP. Master
Sgt. Dan Schmidt, Air Force
contracting representative,
designed and implemented the
conference and coordinated the
classes with Oklahoma University faculty.
CAP members from Arizona,
Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and
Missouri, were billeted at Tinker
Air Force Base.
Course contents included
professional training in publicity
techniques, the production of
publishable press releases and
hands-on instruction in desktop
publishing and accessing the
Internet. During the catered inclass lunch hour, CAP students
discussed and exchanged ideas
with short course public affairs
students. In addition, Lt. Col.
Ben Frizzell, former chair of the
national CAP public affairs
committee, explained the new
CAP-USAF Public Affairs
Program recently implemented
by Payton. In keeping with the
Air Force Total Force Concept,
the goals of the new program are
to (1) brief U.S. Air Force
commanders on CAP capabilities, (2) encourage them fo make
use of CAP auxiliary forces and
(3) to train and prepare the
national corps of CAP public
affairs officers as augmentees to
Air Force public affairs personnel.- Maj. Nena Wi/ey
Texas -- Mike Carpenter and
Larry Broyles, members of the
Crusader Composite Squadron
in Grand Prairie, Texas, for 12
years, and Civil Air Patrol
members for more than 13 years,
made a trip to Oshkosh this year
and came home winners. They
won "most outstanding in type" in

3rd Silver Eagle Award

Lt. Col. Robert D. McMillan, 77, Texas Wing assistant safety officer,
accepts the Silver Eagle Award for the third consecutive time.
the contemporary classic class,
Piper, PA24. Five years ago
Carpenter bought N5259P, a
1958 Comanche PA24-250. As
Mike was flying his new airplane,
he began dreaming of restoring
it. He took on a partner and good
friend Broyles to share his joy.
They have done a lot toward
restoring their PA24.
Oshkosh was so rewarding for
the twosome that they decided to
enter another EAA contest at the
fly-in at Alliance Airport, Fort
Worth, Texas, where they won
reserve grand champion in the
contemporary classic class.
Carpenter and Broyles fly a lot
of missions over Texas. They
recently searched in New Mexico
for four people lost for months.
The group had departed from
Addison Airport in Dallas.
Whether it's training exercises
or the real thing, Carpenter and
Broyles are always ready to do
their part. Both are qualified
Customs and Drug Enforcement
Agency pilots and have flown the
Rio Grande River many times.
They fly the squadron's Cessna
182, other corporate aircraft, or
their own plane as needed.
Texas -- Texas Wing Civil Air
Patrol had its 1995 Wing
Conference in Austin Sept. 29Oct. 1. Capt. Kristine Hanson,
MaJ. John Ware and cadet John
Ware Jr., Randolph Composite
Squadron, were among more
than 400 members from Texas
and surrounding states who
represented their units at the
annual event.
Members exchanged ideas
and studied emergency ser-

This Piper PA24 won "most outstanding In type" in the contemporary classic class at the Oshkosh
Fly-in. The Piper belongs to Mike Carpenter, Crusader Composite Squadron, Grand Prairie, Texas.

vices, aerospace education and
the cadet program.
The group from Randolph
Composite Squadron returned to
San Antonio but did not expect to
use their training anytime soon.
Just hours after arriving home,
Hanson received a phone call
from Capt. Bob Howard,
Lackland Composite Squadron
for a mission. Hanson led a
ground team of trainees that
included cadet Ware and his
father and Capt. Bernard Rubal
and Lt. Tim McKee, Bexar
County Senior Flight. At about
7:15 p.m., the ground team from
Randolph joined a ground team
from Lackland Composite
Squadron, led by MaJ. George
Evans and ground team member
Capt. Aida Rivera. Both groups
headed south from San Antonio
and searched the grids assigned
them in separate vehicles.
At 2 a.m. the next morning,
the team from Lackland returned
to San Antonio while the group
from Randolph requested an
aircraft launch. The weather had
up to this point prevented a
search flight.
The Rough Rider Senior
Squadron from Uvalde launched
an aircraft and found a signal
early that morning, vectoring in
on the Randolph ground team.
The aircraft from Uvalde returned
to base and the Randolph
ground team rushed to find the
source of the signal. The signal
indicated that the plane was
inside a ranch near Crystal City.
At the ground team's request,
the mission commander sent a
sheriff's deputy from the Zavala
County Sheriffs department. The
owner of the property could not
be reached.
With the deputy leading, the
ground team entered the ranch
and found a Beechcraft A-36
Bonanza that had crashed on the
end of a private unmarked
Hanson and Ware approached the crashed plane and
found it empty.
A search of the immediate
area prpduced no victims from
the crash but yielded footprints
leading to fresh tire tracks from a
The emergency Iocator
transmitter was finally turned off
early Monday morning and the


Civil Air Patrol News O November 1995

crash site was held secure until
1st Lt. Jimmy Calliham and 1st
Lt. Ralph Crockard, Rough
Rider Squadron, Uvalde, arrived
to relieve the ground team from
Randolph. -- Kristine Hanson

Hawaii -Flight all
present and
accounted for sir,"
"B Flight all
present and
accounted for
sir," and so it
went morning,
noon, and night,
Aug. 5-10 at
Hickam Air Base.
Fourteen cadets
from Oahu, Kaua, Maul,
and Hawaii joined together for
leadership training and to fulfill
their requirements for their
Mitchell awards at the Class A
The cadets spent a week at
Hickam Air Force Base undergoing intensive training in leadership, aerospace academics, and
They also visited the 199th
Tactical Fighter Squadron and
201 st Mobile Communication
The cadets also toured the
Honolulu Control Tower at the
Honolulu International Airport,
the Federal Aviation Administration Facility at Diamond Head
Crater and the Hawaii State
Emergency Operations Center,
(Burkeheimer Tunnel) within the
same vicinity.
To satisfy the military requirements, the cadets faced stiff
uniform inspections and drill
evaluations from the regular
members of the Air Force First
Sergeants of Hawaii.
The following cadets received
awards: Leadership Award,
Cadet Flight Officer Nicolas
Marzen, Kailua Cadet Squadron;
Academic Achievement Award,
Cadet Airman First Class
Mathleu Miyamoto, Lyman Field
Composite Squadron; and
Commandant's Award, Cadet
Capt. Heide Wilson, Moanalua
Cadet Squadron.

The cadet staff for the 1995
encampment comprised of
Cadet Flight Officer Matthleu
Mercado, Moanalua Cadet
Squadron, cadet commander;
Cadet Master SgL Rolland
Holland-Buggs, Moanalua
Cadet Squadron, first sergeant;
Cadet Flight Officer Nicloas
Marzen, Kailua Cadet Squadron,
as A Flight commander; and
Cadet Capt. Berggren,
Moanalua Cadet Squadron, B
Flight commander; and Cadet
Heide Wilson, Moanalua Cadet
Squadron, special assistant to
the commandant of the encampment.
Capt. Darryl Choy, Moanalua
Cadet Squadron, served as
deputy commander to Lt. Col.
Stanley Fernandez, Moanalua
Cadet Squadron. Lt. Col.
Stanley Fernandez not only
planned, organized, coordinated
and implemented the encampment but also served as the
encampment commandant.
Much thanks to the many
personnel of Hickam Air Force
Base for helping make this
encampment a successful one.
-- Herbert T. Kaneshige

Space talk

nized the team displaying the
Other ceremonies included a
very special recognition award to
"true spirit of the competition."
Cadet 2nd Lt. Aleks Udrls
Lt. Col. Forrest Farris. As
received an award for attaining
squadron chaplain, Farris
provided moral leadership to the
the highest score on the written
exam. Cadets Tech. Sgt.
cadets. His experience and
Kendra Whlteley and Staff Sgt.
involvement with CAP extend
back to the early days of the
David Krlegbaum received the
Fleet Foot Awards for running
Rocky Mountain. Colorado
The Parker Cadet Squadron
the fastest female and male
I~ ......!
miles, respectively. Another
is indebted to him for his particiMustang Cadet Squadron Drill member of the team, Cadet
pation and inspiration. Farris
Team won the Colorado Wing
plans to retire this year.
Capt. Michael Cain was Brig.
Cadet Competition in June.
Gen. Richard L. Anderson's
Eight chaplains attended the
aide at the region conference.
The team went on to take part
Rocky Mountain Region
Cadet Tech. Sgt. Katherine
in the Rocky Mountain Region
Baker explained, '~)ur whole
Chaplain's Staff College at F.E.
Cadet Competition in July,
Warren Air Force Base in May.
team really practiced hard and
competing against teams from
National CAP Chap. David Van
we had to overcome many
Colorado, Idaho, and
obstacles. We still have a lot of
Horn and CAP-USAF Staff
Wyoming. The three teams
Chap. Wayne Perry instructed
work ahead of us, but we can't
competed in seven different
wait to get to nationals."
the participants during the threeday event, which included more
Mountain flying followed the
categories, the purpose of
classroom teaching. Pilots who
than 20 hours of quality presenwhich was to test their
knowledge, physical ability, drill needed mountain checkouts
The chaplains discussed
were paired with check pilots. On
technique, and teamwork.!
Sunday, everyone participated in
topics such as ministry of
The Colorado Wing
presence, focus on the family,
one flying session and then,
Competition Team received
because of the weather concustoms and courtesies, ethics,
time management, aerospace
first place trophies in standard cerns, returned to their separate
education, and CAP regulations.
towns and cities. A special thank
drill, written exam, mile run,
Rocky Mountain Region
you is due to Capt. Lori
and volleyball. In addition, the
Watkins, 2nd Lt. Joyce Waters,
Commander Col. Robert
team was also awarded the
Maj. Glenn Simpson and 2nd
Kirkwood also addressed the
Special Team Award, which
Lt. Steve Dibsle. Each person
group. Col. James C. Bobick,
was voted on by all
attending received a certificate of
national chief of staff, was the
competitors. The award reco
completion. -- Kendra Whitely
banquet speaker.
Chap. MaJ. Ralph Yuhasz
The,awards and recognition
was selected as the Thomas C.
were highlights at the fourth
Casady Unit Chaplain of the
anniversary celebration of
Year. Yuhasz was honored at the
Colorado Wing's Parker Cadet
recent CAP National Board
Squadron. Parents, friends, and
meeting in Washington, D.C.
Chaplains are a vital and
relatives joined the festivities
CAP News publishes the name, hometown and unit for present or former CAP members.
important part of the CAP family.
where Parker cadets were
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It. Col. Charles A. Andrews
The festivities began with a
willing to spend personal
Charlotte City Composite Sq, Fla.
Capt. Robert J. Challice
special thank you and commenresources for the mission of CAP.
1st Lt. George F. Coiling
Group IV, Ohio
During the first six months of
dation from Parker Mayor Greg
John McBride Composite Sq., W.V.
1st Lt. Robert V. Cook
Lopez, who congratulated the
1995, 13 Colorado Wing chapDanville Composite Sq., Va.
2nd Lt. James D. Cox
squadron for its growth and
lains drove 19,722 miles, flew
Wing Headquarters, Fla.
Col. Donald Cunningham, Jr.
participation in the Parker
4,999 miles, served 5,386 hours,
AGC Senior Sq., Pa.
Maj. Norbet R. Cutter
community. He thanked the
and incurred personal costs of
Nassau County Senior Sq., N.Y.
John J. Derosa
$6,886.20 directly for CAP. -parents and relatives for their
Kelton M. Doty
Lubbock Composite Sq., T
support of the cadets and the
Jim Moore
Maj. Chester D. Haney
76 Senior Sq., Colo.
Civil Air Patrol program.
Capt. Bernard L. Hutain
Reno Comp. Sq., Nev.
The Colorado legislature
Colorado Wing Commander
Lt. Col. Shirley N. Kern
Naples Senior Sq., Fla.
Col. Gary Tobey made the
welcomed Civil Air Patrol
Maj. David H. Long
Group I, Pa.
members to the state capitol.
official presentation of recogniMaj. Susan E. Mayer
Wing Headquarters, Calif.
Eight cadets and five senior
tion and achievement awards.
Lt. Col. George McGaffick
Patron, Mt.
Dayton Senior Sq., Ohio
1st Lt. Eric A. Peterson
Cadet John Bennett was named members represented the
Colorado Wing to the House of
1st Lt. Alfred J. Vanausdeln
Long Beach Senior Sq., Calif.
Parker Squadron Cadet of the
Maj. Roy E. Vaughn
San Fernando Senior Sq., Calif.
Representatives at the yearly
Year, and Cadet Adam Beck
Capt. Dolores S. Yellen
Nampa Senior Sq., Idaho
received the squadron leaderevent.
ship award.
Rep. Lewis Entz is corn-

Cadets from
Idaho Wing's
Coeur d'Alene
Squadron flank
Apollo 13
James Lovell
at a lecture at
Wash., on
Sept. 28.
mander of the honorary State
Legislative Squadron. In his
remarks before the House, Entz,
who holds the honorary rank of
lieutenant colonel, highlighted
the three-fold mission of CAP.
He also recognized Colorado
Springs Cadet Squadron's MaJ.
Brian Foltz, 1993 Cadet of the
Year for 1994, and Mustang
Cadet Squadron's Capt. Brian
Cox, 1994 Junior Cadet.
Other cadets who visited the
legislature included Michael
Cain and Aleks Udrls, Mustang
Cadet Squadron; Zac Miller,
Kendra Whitaly, Jesse Wiser
and Kevin Shaw, Mile High
Cadet Squadron; and senior
members Bob Beard, Gary
Tobey, AI Morris, Bill Hines and
Bob Ratliff.
Chap. Lt. Col. Bob Beard
delivered the Senate's morning
+,-). +
North Valley Composite
Squadron Commander Robert
Sandoval was driving his
package delivery truck on
Interstate 70 when he saw a
vehicle in front of him flipping
"The roads were bad and the
visibility was poor when I saw the
lights of the vehicle in front of me
roll over," Sandoval recalled. "So
I quickly swerved to avoid hitting
it and came to a stop."
Sandoval ran to the victims:
he saw a young couple that had
been thrown from the vehicle.
The man was lying in the middle
of the road and the woman was
near the median. Sandoval
checked the young man for a
pulse and didn't find one. After
trying four times and finding no
pulse, he ran over to the young
lady and felt for her pulse. When
he could sense a weak pulse, he
grabbed a blanket and covered
her up.
While he was comforting the
young girl he looked up, saw a
police car heading toward them,
and flagged it down. The officer
then called an ambulance and
relieved Sandoval of his heroic
Two weeks later the young
man passed away, but due to
Robert's efforts, the woman
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Sandoval, "and through my
training in the Civil Air Patrol, I
wasn't afraid to lend a helping
In another incident Sandoval
was driving northbound on 1-25
near Walsenburg, Colo., when,
to the left of him, a fire truck
drove past. The fire truck
overturned at an exit, and
Sandoval stopped his truck and
ran to the scene. He quickly
found a firefighter's ax and
began working on the door of the
badly smashed cab of the fire
truck. He freed the driver and
help load him into an ambulance.
Robert W. Ratliff
Montana -- The Maimstrom
Cadet Squadron, Malmstrom Air
Force Base, hosted a twoweekend encampment Sept. 29Oct. 1 and Oct. 6-8, for more
than 40 members of the Montana
The weekend incorporated a
three-day leadership training
program and a three-day winter
survival school and emergency
services training session.
Eight senior members,
assisted by active duty personnel
from Malmstrom, conducted
classes for more than 30 cadets,
12-20 years of age. Cadets and
senior members from Great
Falls, Butte, Kalispelt, Missoula,
Helena and Billings attended one
or both encampment weekends.
The first session emphasized
leadership training, drill and
ceremonies, physical training,
and functions of the Civil Air
Patrol. Additional classes were
presented on the U.S Air Force
mission and structure, aerospace
doctrine, and Air Force civil,
military and space programs.
During the second weekend,
Air Force personnel conducted
hands-on training in aircrew and
ground team survival techniques
and equipment. The senior
members and cadets also
learned other emergency
services methods to prepare
them to respond to local,
regional or national emergencies
such as floods, earthquakes,
hurricanes and other disasters
Encampment commander
Capt. Michael Hower pointed
out that the training will prepare
volunteers to take part in future
missions in Montana and
elsewhere. "CAP personnel were

on duty in rescue efforts during
the 1990 San Francisco earthquake, Hurricane Andrew in
1992, the Midwest floods of 1993
and the Oklahoma City bombing
earlier this year."
Hower, who also is an Air
Force captain, emphasized that
CAP personnel were involved in
89 percent of the inland search
and rescue missions in this
country in 1994.
"CAP has been credited in
saving a number of lives in
searches for downed aircraft, lost
hunters and hikers, and a
number of other emergency
situations. We are proud of the
fact we play a vital role in
America's response to emergency situations."
The encampment ended
Sunday afternoon with a graduation ceremony where cadets
received awards and achievement certificates. The special
speaker at the graduation
ceremony was Air Force Lt. Col.
Kenneth A. Lamkin, who is the
newly appointed CAP-U.S. Air
Force liaison officer for the
Montana Wing.
Lamkin's name may be
familiar since he served in that
same position several years ago.
Honor officer for the encampment was Cadet Capt. Robert
Hoffman; Cadet Sgt. T
Lyndsay AIt was honor cadet.
Other honor awards were as
follows: B Flight, honor flight;
Cadet David Burden, honor
graduate; and Cadet Sgt. Jason
Herndon and Cadet Airman
First Class Andrew Mickelson,
honor noncomissioned officers.
Cadet Capt. Matthew
Wemyss served as cadet
commander, with Cadet 1st Lt.
Kirk Dehn as his deputy. First
sergeant was Cadet Sgt. Osia
Timschell and Cadet Master
Sgt. Michael Hursh and Cadet
Master Sgt. Rachelle Fisher
served as A and B flight sergeants, respectively. Senior
commandant of cadets was Lt.
Col. William Bowden and
encampment commander was
Capt. Michael Hower, also an
Air Force captain.
1st Lt. Steve Rodriguez, 2nd
Lt. Dan McCullough and Staff
Sgt. John Haker (who are also
active duty personnel) served as
instructors for the encampment.
Additional lectures were pre-

Air Life Line mission

Ohio Wing's MaJ. Bill Thomas, left, gets a hug from 5-year-old Joshua Malachi, who suffered lifethreatening injuries in a house fire. Thomas and senior member Ann Bonaduce, right, flew Josh from
Pittsburg, Pa., to the Cincinnati Burn Unit of Shriners Hospitals for follow-up treatments as part of an
Air Life Line mission.
sented by personnel from the
341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom
Air Force Base. --John Degal

North Central. Minnesota .~iii~The North ~ Hennepin "
Squadron held its annual picnic at
1st Lt.!
Terry Veech's home in Ramsey,
Minn., in September. While some
members took advantage of
nearby tennis courts and
volleyball facilities, others swam
in Veech's backyard pool.!
The annual cadet/senior
challenge featured a volleyball
game, where cadets rallied
vengefully from last year's loss at
softball to win two of the three
sets of volleyball. The executive
staff at North Hennepin presided
over the 1995 cadet change of
command. Cadet Capt. Duane
Meske, of St. Louis Park, Minn.,
relinquished command of the
squadron's cadet corps to Cadet
1st Lt. Julie Williams, of New
Hope, Minn.!
Not yet 16, Williams has been a
member of Civil Air Patrol since
August 1993. She quickly made a
name for herself at the squadron
with her expertise in
Her other accomplishments
include serving on the cadet staff
as Tango flight commander,
operations officer, Echo flight
commander during the 1995
Minnesota Wing encampment
and as a state representative at
the National Cadet Competition in
The Idaho Wing Drill Team practices in front of a C-5B at Idaho Falls December 1994.!
Airport. The team won the innovative drill and panel quiz competiBy February 1995, Williams had
tions in August at the Rocky Mountain Region Cadet Competition in earned her Billy Mitchell

Idaho drill team

Denver, Colo.

Award. She attends Armstrong
High School, where her name
consistently appears on the
honor roll. Her studies focus on
enriched sciences. Williams'
extracurricular activities include
track and field.
As one of this squadron's
more profound cadet commanders, Cadet Capt. Duane Meske
has seen some fantastic
advancements at North
Hennepin. The acquisition of a
new van and the completion of
the squadron supply room
being two of these.
Since joining the squadron in
November 1991, Meske has
represented the state at the
National Cadet Competition in
both 1993 and 1994, participated
in three of the past seven
squadron field leadership
courses in Cass County, and
earned the emergency services
technician badge.
Meske attends St. Louis Park
High School, where he plays in
the marching, pep and concert
The squadron bid a fond
thanks to him and a grand
welcome to Williams during the
reception after the change of
command ceremony. --Maj.
Mark H. Hannah
Minnesota -- Sixteen cadets
attended Minnesota's 25th
annual Solo Encampment in
August. Cadets and instructors
were billeted at the Mankato
State University and flight
activities were conducted at the
Mankato Airport. Members dined
on catered meals throughout the
To qualify for the encampment, cadets submitted their
applications in January and were
interviewed by the wing's fivemember selection board. Those

not selected for one of the 16
slots were named alternates.
Cadets each paid $300 to
attend the weeklong encampment, with the remainder of the
costs subsidized by Minnesota
Wing and corporate funds and
private donations.
Capt. Mike Hartell, Minnesota Wing director of operations,
said nine instructors provided
flight and ground instruction. One
instructor came all the way from
Iowa to support the encampment.
Matt Swanson, Mankato
Squadron, was the first of four to
solo after completing ground
instruction with Capt. Richard
Vosika, Minnesota Wing
Headquarters. All 16 had soloed
by the end of the encampment.
Each new, "hot" solo pilot was
cooled off with the traditional
dousing of cold water. Cadets
attended a formal graduation
party and '~ail-cutting" ceremony
on the final day of the encampment.
Minnesota Wing's newest
pilots include Jason Inakeep;
Mitch Hesley; Jessica Gebhart;
and Forrest Pryde, St. Paul
Squadron; Chris Baetz, Matt
Finley, Doug Jameson and
Jason Hudson, Valley Squadron; Luke Wegner, Red Wing
Squadron; Nick Bollum and
Derek Kavanaugh, Grand
Rapids Squadron; Nathan
Griffin, St. Croix Squadron; Ben
Giessinger and Gregg Izdepski,
North Star Squadron; Matt
Swanson, Mankato Squadron;
and Rich Wayman, Anoka
When asked of his thoughts
of his recent flight experience,
Cadet Master Sgt. Mitch
Hesley, St. Paul Squadron,
replied, "We crossed a threshold
and achieved our ambitions as


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we entered the exhilarating,
challenging and at times perilous
realm of the aviator." --Tom
Minnesota -- Worthington
Composite Squadron members
parked automobiles and aircraft
at the Annual Pancake Fly-in
Feed at the Worthington
Regional Airport in August. The
weather didn't cooperate and the
attendance was somewhat
Displays were on hand from
the Southwest Hi-Flyers Model
Airplane club, Streetrodders Car
Club, Worthington Regional
Hospital, two ambulance
services, Air Ambulance Fixed
Wing Twin Engine, and security
by the Worthington Police
Members of the Worthington
Hockey Association served
pancakes, eggs, sausage,
french toast, juice and coffee.
Bill Witt, stunt pilot, provided
an hourlong air show with his Pitt
aircraft, complete with a smoke
trail. The Sheldon Flying Service
gave rides to the public.
One vintage 1946 ERCOUPE
Model 415C SN 4105 made an
appearance with the first fly-in by
Elmer M. "Hotdog" Hartog of
Sheldon, Iowa.
A picnic was held at the farm
of Lt. Col. Warren Rohwer.
Members munched on fresh
sweet corn at tables set up in
Rohwer's three-stall garage.
Deputy Sheriff Tim
Nlbbelink, police dispatcher
Nelson Bonilla and police
officer Bob Fritz attended the
Aug. 28 meeting. Fritz has
submitted his application for
1st Lt. Pete Anderson, Air
Force Reserve, Twin Cities,
showed a video on the Air Force.
Anderson, an American Airlines
pilot, was accompanied by his
wife and two children.
Other members kept busy
during August. Lt. Howard
Krebs went to Mankato for the
Group IV search and rescue
exercise, and Lt. Carl O. Hallum
spent a week at the Solo
Encampment.--Maj. C.L.
Missouri -- Members of the
Richards-Gebaur Squadron
acquainted Marines with Civil Air
Patrol programs and missions at
the second annual Marine Corps
Family Fun Day.
Cadets Jeremy Collins and
Chris Atklnson along with
squadron commander Capt.
Gary W. Gregory fielded
questions from other visitors.
"There isnl a single thing I
don't like about CAP since I
joined," Collins responded to a
16-year-old asking for program
When pressed for an answer
to the same question, Atkinson
replied, "You really should come
to a squadron meeting to see for
yourself. But there isn't anything
else like what CAP can do for
you."--Gary W. Gregory
In an almost exact repeat
performance of the 1994 search
and rescue evaluation, the heat
and humidity were only slightly

Minnesota Wing Capt. Mike Hartell cools off "hot new" pilot Cadet
Master Sgt, Jessica Gebhart after her solo flight at Minesota's 25th
Annual Solo Encampment.
higher than the enthusiasm as
Group I and Group V gathered
for a joint search and rescue
training exercise. The Kansas
City Aviation Department at
Richards-Gebaur Airport in
southern Kansas City, Mo.,
provided facilities for the training.
Capt. Gary W. Gregory
served as the mission-coordinator for the two-day exercise
emphasizing safety, training
opportunities, expectations of the
participants and above all, heat
awareness as the heat index in
west-central Missouri climbed to
105 degrees.
Following a concise briefing
on mission objectives, members
quickly dispersed to duty assignments or classes.
Members attended lectures in
blood-borne pathogens, introductory emergency services and
communications. All attending
classes were allowed to display
practical expertise or test, with a
high rate of successful completion. Meanwhile, Col. Joseph
McMillan, North Central Region
vice commander, coordinated
and participated in mission pilot
check rides and pilot evaluations.
Aircrews and ground teams
were dispatched on a variety of
simulated aircraft emergency
Iocator transmitter scenarios and
assorted training objectives. The
aircrews and search teams
practiced coordination on the
ground locating bright-colored
panels and performing damage
assessments. Graduates of the
Missouri Wing, Pathfinder's
Technical School taught emergency Iocator transmitter direction finding and location, linesearch techniques and land
At the end of the two days,
about 55 cadet and senior
members had participated, using
two corporate aircraft and five
corporate vehicles, plus three
private aircraft and eight private
vehicles. The training resulted in
eight pilot evaluations and two
requalified mission pilots, five
qualified scanners, two qualified

observers and six qualified
ground team leaders. Thirteen
new ground team members and
19 CAP personnel received four
hours of flightline instruction.
Members performed nine ground
team sorties, some in conjunction with the 16 air missions. A
total of 8,100 square nautical
miles were flown in Missouri and
MaJ. Ken Kassem, U.S. Air
Force Reservist from Kansas
Wing served as the liaison
evaluator. "This was one of the
most productive training search
and rescues observed," he says.
"This wing is obviously one that
plans to stay current and ready
for any real search and rescue or
disaster relief."--- Capt. Gary W.

Illinois -- Aug.
26 started out with
clear skies and less than broiling
temperatures. The Civil Air Patrol
had two display areas. Capt.
John Allen, from Springfield,
attended the corporate Skyhawk
while other members manned a
table in the hangar.
Cadet .~irmen Mike
Blankenship, Harold
McAIIister, and Nell Hatcher,
MaJ. Paula Keslor, and Cadet
Basic Joshua Houston took
turns running a video from
national headquarters, handing
out pamphlets and manning
equipment displays.
The Lear Model 31 stole the
show, however. Easy to operate
with a quickness to take to the
air, the jet permitted visitors to
experience aircraft operation and
control. The Mach 0.78 cruising
speed was very handy for a fast
trip to Chicago, although there
was one way to get there faster
by mouse. The Microsoft's
Flightsimulator 5.0 had menus
for everything from the airport of
operation to the type of aircraft

BAO loaned a Pentium
multimedia computer and
optional graphics for the day.
Optional aircraft included a
Cessna RG, a sail plane, and a
World War I biplane. The cadets
were the flight instructors for our
guest pilots, who were mostly
young people.
Allen took a turn at the stick
and promptly taxied into the lake.
He put in the rudder deflection
needed for a Skyhawk while
taxiing, but he overcontrolled the
aircraft and discovered there
were no toe brakes and could not
stop in time.
The cadets got a laugh out of
that until they remembered that
they flew in with Allen and it
would be a long walk back to
Springfield, II1.
The CAP Cessna on display
also attracted many visitors.
Chairman David Block
requested a fire watch for Friday
evening. It turns out that a few
exhibitors had asked that
additional security be provided
for their aircraft. This is the sort
of extra that CAP members can
providewhen the request for such
services comes in early enough.
Guard duty involved a bivouac
on the field, (rental movies and
pizza delivery), a pair of CAP

night watchmen making rounds
for about an hour or so, then
handing off to the next pair.
Everybody gets a turn,
everybody gets to sleep, and
everybody gets to help the next
day. What a sweet deal. -- Maj.
Paula Kesler
Illinois -- In September, 29
seniors and two cadets of Illinois
Group I, four seniors from Illinois
Wing Headquarters and three
seniors from Illinois Group 14
participated in a practice search
mission under the direction of
Lt. Col. Joseph Pate, mission
Lt. Col. Michael Gaeta
directed ground operations and
Lt. Col. G.M. Rosenzwelg, air
operations. Lt. Col. John
Domke was air search coordinator; Lt. Col. Ken Dixon, ground
search coordinator; and Lt. Col.
John Rlmiccl, communications
director; and Lt. Col. Charles
Boyle, base commander. Dixon
also was the ground team leader.
Those members presently
holding mission specialties
gained credit toward revalidation.
Other members received student
specialty training under the
guidance of an experienced
Dixon, commander of Illinois

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Group I, congratulated those
attending the exercise on their
professionalism, dedication and
zeal for learning the various
specialties.--Lt. Col. Michael
Michigan -- Members of the
Bay City Cadet Squadron helped
out with the local River of Time
Festivities in their hometown.
The cadets worked with the local
Vietnam Veterans Association in
providing security and traffic
control. The CAP unit also
provided a color guard for
ceremonies honoring our
nation's MIAs.
The River of Time features
historic reenactments of living
conditions and battles from
colonial through Civil War
periods. -- Mark Sinicki

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Wisconsin -- Eagle River
Composite Squadron cadets
Master Sgt. Sheryl Woods, Sgt.
Chris Mills, Sgt. Scott Horant,
and Tech. Sgt. Andy Moore,
have formed a color guard. The
group plans to march in parades
all over the Northwoods and
perform at patriotic activities and
school activities throughout the
area. ~Craig Moore
+ + +
In August, members of the
Rock County Composite Squadron participated in the Wisconsin-Illinois Chapter of the Yankee
Air Force Air Show at the Rock
County Airport.
The air show consisted of
numerous static displays, the
Lima Lima T-34 Aerobatics
Team, a Citabria aerobatics
aircraft, and a mock dogfight
between a simulated Japanese
Zero (a T-6 Texan with new
canopy and small wheels) and a
P-51 Mustang. Aircraft on static
display included a B-17 Flying
Fortress, a B-25 Mitchell, a F-4F
Wildcat (fished out of Lake
Michigan in 1992 and restored),
the P-51 Mustang, the Zero, five
T-34 Mentors, a PT26, and a
Beech Staggerwing.
Members performed crowd
control and wing-walking duties
and helped enforce a "no
smoking advisory."
This exercise provided cadets
with a truly unique learning
First, they had to learn all
about the aircraft on display to
answer the many questions
directed to them. Next, they had
to practice tact and diplomacy
when dealing with the smoking
A recruiting booth was also
staffed during the activity.
Several leads were received and
followed up on or referred to
other units. --Larry Ochowski

the U.S. Military Academy West
West Point Cadet Michele
Van Buskirk of Monterey, Calif.,
spoke to squadron members at
their weekly meeting. Van
Buskirk is temporarily attached to
B Company, 5th Battalion, 87th
Infantry in Panama as part of the
West Point Cadet Leadership
Training Program.
Van Buskirk spoke to cadets
on the admission requirements
and academics, leadership, and
sports programs at West Point.
"A successful applicant should
be a well-rounded individual,"
Van Buskirk told cadets. "It is
important to work hard in
academics, sports and community service."
According to Van Burskirk the
West Point admission committee
looks at SAT and ACT scores,
academic records, participation
in sports activities, and an
individual's outside interests.
"Many applicants with outstanding academic records are
rejected if they have no sports or
community background," said
Van Buskirk.
Along with admissions, the
West Point cadet spoke at
length about life at West Point.
"Cadets begin their four-year
tour at West Point as plebes.
The first year at West Point a
cadet is taught, along with
academics, military courtesy,
drill and ceremonies, the rank
structure and other basic
military knowledge.
"The remaining three years
are used to develop a cadet's
leadership skills, eventually
leading to a commission as a
second lieutenant in the Army."
Van Buskirk, whose father
was a member of the U.S.
Military Academy Class of '71, is
a third-year student at West
Point., where he is majoring in
aerodynamic engineering and
hopes to be commissioned in
either the Army's aviation or
infantry branches.
The CAP cadets asked many
questions about enrollment
procedures and preparation for
the service academies.
According to Elaine Barrows,
mother of cadet Steven Barrows, "This gave Steve a
chance to see what areas he
should focus on during his nest
three years of high school." -J,A. Altieri

Overseas.Panama -- Cadets of the
Howard Air Force Base Cadet
Squadron recently had the
opportunity to talk one-on-one with a
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Civil Air Fatrol News 0 November 1995

Coastal Patrol Base 2 Members Gather at Rehoboth
Roger Thiel
Coastal Patrol Base 2 Historian


Civil Air Patrol's Coastal
mm~Patrol Baseveterans of the
orld War II 2 met at
Rehoboth, Del., Sept. 23 for
their 53rd commemorative reunion.
In a banquet room overlooking the
Atlantic waters they once braved in
defense of their country, the veterans welcomed family, historians, and
friends, giving firsthand accounts of
Former Civil Air Patrol Coastal Patrol Base
the battle they waged while receiv2 member Eddie Edwards shakes the hand
ing the adulation of guests, includof former President Franklin D. Roosevelt
ing CAP National Commander Brig.
at the end of World War II.
Gen. Richard L. Anderson.
Eddie Edwards, famous for his part in a
attend, and a list of
heroic sea rescue that earned him an Air Medal those "on last patrol.~
Earlier in the day,
presented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Former members of CAP's Coastal Patrol Base 2 pose for a group photo with CAP
reminisced over flying the first overwater patrol
some veterans had
National Commander Brig. Gen. Richard L. Anderson. The group recently gathpaused at the monument
of any CAP member, on Feb. 26, 1942. Later
ered In Rehoboth, Del., to celebrate their 53rd reunion. From left, front row:
Anderson, Eddie Edwards, Glenn Cook, Tom Worth, Maury Betchen, Tom O'Day,
that spring, he also spotted a sub and intention- they erected in 1967 to
Ed Phlpps and Jim Tegg.
ally "scared it down,~ to prevent it from seeing a their four fellow pilots
merchant ship prior to CAP being authorized to
who never came back.
Their airport is also gone -- a victim of skyrock- cations, invited the veterans to a special ceruse bombs.
eting real estate values.
emony at his group's convention in Atlantic City
Tom O'Day recalled being eyewitness to the
The veterans also took some satisfaction in
Oct. 20.
sub's slaughter. Flying only six miles off
At the evening's conclusion, Anderson preRehoboth, he saw an ocean tug destroyed by a
the dramatic decrease in sub sightings just
sented each of the veterans with a special
German-laid mine. O'Day and his copilot were
months after their patrol began. The U-boats
plaque. The tribute read: "Presented in memory
the only witnesses.
would crash-dive upon seeing a plane of any
size, and moved away from American waters,
and gratitude to the brave Civil Air Patrol souls
Jim Tegg and George Townson recalled the
who courageously flew and fought on the side of
irony of fighting in a resort area as summer
thanks, in large part, to the CAP efforts.
At the evening's banquet, Anderson warmly
American freedom at CAP Coastal Patrol Base
came. Horror was nearby along with torpedoed
oil-stained bathing beaches, but CAP personnel thanked the veterans -- all true CAP founders
Number 2 at Rehoboth, Del., February 1942July 1945. Presented in the name of Brig. Gen.
couldn't discuss their war service with vacation- -- for their service on behalf of the entire
membership of the CAP. He then showed vinEarle L. Johnson, AUS, wartime national
tage items from his own collection of memoraMaury Betchan recalled the maintenance
commander, Civil Air Patrol."
program he used to "keep 'era flying,~ involving bilia, as National Historian Lt. Col. Gregory
The veterans expressed appreciation over all
early, precautionary inspections and vigorous
the interest shown to them and elected to meet
Weidenfeld and his wife, Leslie, looked on.
again next year. Tom Worth said for the group:
mechanical work.
A Delaware Wing cadet honor guard pre"We took satisfaction in a job well done back
Reunion organizers Tom Worth and Ed
sented the colors at the reunion.
Phipps posted a list of cards and notes from
Drew Steketee, Aircraft Owners and Pilots
then ... Your interest now is all an extra and we
Association senior vice president for communiappreciate it.~
other known surviving veterans who could not

Charlotte Crowe
Assistant Editor

ther, Jim Johnson. And for
each year Don postpones
getting his driver's license,
Jim helps in his son's quest
to get a pilot's license instead and plunks $1,000
into a mutual fund for his
son D money Jim otherwise
wvuld have spent on car insurance.
Don has agreed not to
consider driving until he
passes his private pilot's examination, which requires
40 hours of flying. The arrangement suits his dad,
who flies for the Civil Air
Patrol and comes from a
family of pilots.
As a baby, Don sat with
his parents in the front seat
of a plane, teething on the
steering mechanism. Now

hile other teenagers
drive cars, Don
Johnson has to
settle for pedaling
on his bike or catching a ride with
his dad or a friend. That is, unless he's flying a plane.
Those ~re the terms of the deal
the 15-year-old struck with his fa-

he rides his bike five miles to school
and gets lifts from friends or family
to other events, such as "social engagements with a certain Michelle,"
he said. He says he could go without driving for a long time.
"It's not going to hurt me," said
Don, an Eagle Scout and black belt
in Tae Kwon Do. "I can see it through
my dad's eyes, and his way is better."

It’s a fly
drive deal


the United Services Automobile Association, a
Texas insurance company.
Jim, a USAA customer,
wrote a letter about the
deal in response to a
magazine call for teenage
driving safety tips. His
idea ~was very unique~
among the hundreds submitted, said Rhonda
Crawford, an editor
withthe magazine.
It might seem odd for an
insurance company to endorse a plan that calls for
not buying insurance, but
when Don does need coverage, Crawford said,
"Hopefully, he'll be a safer
driver and have less
claims as a result."
That's what Jim is hopHis father figures they'll both
come out ahead. Three years ago,
when Jim asked his insurance agent
what it would cost to add a teenager
to the family's auto policy, the news
wasn't good. "I gulped," Jim recalled.
"It would be running $1,600 a year."
The deal got the Johnsons' picture
on the cover of the April edition of
the USAA Magazine, published by

ing, too. Flying requires more care
and preparation than driving. And
safely riding a bike along heavily
trafficked streets has given Don
an education in the foibles of local drivers. ~I'm more aware now.
I have to be aware or I'll get hit,"
he said. ~I expect 'em to do something out of the ordinary and most
of the time they do it."