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~~ '96 national board

Marco Island saves 6
A Marco Island Senior Squadron aircrew
helps save six from sinking wood-cruiser ell
while flying a "sundown patrol" off /Florida's Gulf Coast.

Cadet special activities


Counterdrug victory

1996 National Board Meeting & Convention slated for ,~
August at San Antonio's
Marriott River Center Hotel.

Four-page pullout inside features '96 events
Indiana locates plants worth $1.25 billion


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NEC focuses on goals, long-range vision

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CAP News clarification In the
September issue of the Civil Air
Patrol News (special four-page
national board pullout section,
Page 1), it was reported that the
Puerto Rico Wing received the firstever Coast Guard Award for
Organizational Excellence.!
Although our records indicate it
was the first organizational
excellence award received by a
CAP unit, it was not the first Coast
Guard award ever presented. The
first appears to have been a
Special Operation Award received
by the Alaska Wing Aug.!
30, 1989, for its involvement in the
Exxon Valdez oil spill.

CAP News!
California cadets meet astronaut ........!
3 RockyMountain symposium ..............!
3 Headquarters!
National Commander .........................!
5 Leader's Perspective ...........................!
6 From the Past ....................................!
7 Aerospace Education ..........................!
8 Editorial & Opinion ..........................!
7 Feature!
WWll flier renews his CAP passion... 11 Awards .............................................!
12 Coast To Coast ..........................!
13-20 Other Sections!
Jn Search Of ....................................!
15 A Final Salute ...................................!
16 Classified Advertising .......................!

Will introduce new program in January: 'Team CAP 2020 and Beyond'
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- The Civil
Air Patrol National Executive Committee held its semiannual business
meeting here at national headquarters Nov. 16-18.
At CAP National Commander Brig.
Gen. Richard L. Anderson's direction,
this meeting limited the normal business so the NEC could devote a majority of its time to develop goals and a
long-range vision for CAP. Anderson
strongly emphasized at the meeting's
start that "CAP's existence has been
challenged over the last year, and we
must develop worthy goals and a realistic vision for our future in order to
meet this challenge head on."
The following is a synopsis of the
business the NEC acted on:
Agenda Item 1 -- Executive Director Col. Paul J. Albano Sr. and staff
briefed the NEC on significant issues
and programs currently being worked
by headquarters staff.

national board and NCASE. It was
Agenda Item 2 -- A proposal was
made to make the counterdrug pro- tabled until more data and hotel program a separate directorate at na- posals are obtained.
Agenda Item 6 -- The NEC contional headquarters. This motion
ceptually approved CAP's initial
failed to pass.
submission to the Air Force 5Agenda Item 3 -- The NEC
Year Program Objective Memounanimously approved a plan
randum. This is a long-range
for a new and innovative fund- CA P
funding submission done
raising campaign. This prothrough Air Force channels
posal was presented by rep- ~ ~ V L ~ iion
dealing with federally apresentatives of Skyline
mCNil ~b Patrol.
propriated money.
Industries' Special
Ameflca's Air Force
Agenda Item 7 -Projects Unit and in- ::
volves a travelingdis ..... Auxiliary, buildl~ the nation's National Finance Of~g
play that tells the ,,,:nn~tromeorcJU
izenvolunteers -- ficerRatcliffbriefed
the NEC on the
minutes of the
Agenda Item ~ performing mlssioms for America."
National Fi4 -- A motion to
nance Committee.
reestablish the Deregulation Action
An intensive vision and goal-setGroup was tabled until the initiatives
of the original DAG have been imple- ting retreat followed the business portion of the meeting. This retreat promented.
Agenda Item 5 ~ This agenda dealt
S e e NEC meeting . . . P a g e 8
with the site selection for the 1997

National competition


Civil Air Patrol cadets experience a demanding inspection during the 1994 National Cadet Competition held at Maxwell
Air Force Base in December. This year's
national competition is scheduled for Dec.
28-29 and will feature eight 16-member
teams from Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New
Jersey, California, Colorado, Florida and
Louisiana -- one team from each region.
The teams will be competing for the U.S. Air
Force Chief of Staff Sweepstakes Trophy.
For more details on the competition, see
Page 4.

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CAP headquarters back up
after government furlough
MAXWELL AFB, Ale. -- Even though Civil Air Patrol
is a private corporation recently reorganized to hire its own
corporate employees, staffcompensation is still contingent
upon availability of federal funds.
The CAP National Headquarters' staff and new corporate wing liaison officers and NCOs are directly affected
when federal funding runs out without a new budget in
place or continuing resolution authority. This was the case
when the federal government partially shut down Nov. 1419.
Since national headquarters' staffand wing liaison officSee

Furlough ... Page 10


Civil Air Patrol News O December ! 99S





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Florida's Marco Island squadron
saves 6 from sinking vessel, in Gulf
FLORIDA -- During a recent "sundown patrol" flight
on a Sunday afternoon in November, Lt. Col. Fritz Schaller
and 1st Lts. Ronald Gordon
and Robert Thomas, of the
Marco Island Senior Squadron, intercepted a distress call
at 4:35 p.m. on the marine
The call was from the captain of the "Javarico,~ a 55-

quested the CAP aircrew find
the troubled boat and provide
the exact location coordinates.
The aircrew located the vessel at 5:05 p.m. and noticed it
was listing about 15 degrees.
The vessel's captain reported
he had five feet of water in the
hold and three feet on the deck.
The six people aboard -- all
wearing life vests -- were uninjured, and two dinghys had
been launched --one in tow at
the stern and one tied to the
"This was a wood-cruiser's bow.
This information was refantastic job of layed by the crew to Culver
helping in the who reported that a Coast
rescue of persons Guard helicopter operating out
of Clearwater, Fla., would be
aboard a distressed at the emergency location
boat minutes before within minutes.
As the helicopter arrived,
the sun set. Since the captain of a motor yacht
the boat was named "The Lad~ advised that
sinking, in just a he was about 25 miles away
if they could assist.
few more minutes The askedaircrew requested
the conclusion of they proceed with "full steam"
the story might since the situation was getting worse.
have had a very
The"Javarico," whose home
different ending." port is in North Fort Myers,
Fla., was now listing 30 de1st Lt. Donn May
grees and the sun was beginCommander,
ning to set.
Marco Islander Senior Squadron
The CAP crew contacted
Tow Boat/U.S. Marco and two
boats were immediately
foot wood-cruiser, sinking launched-- one with flotation
somewhere between Marco Is- gear and the other with maland and Key West in the Gulf rine pumps.
of Mexico.
The Coast Guard helicopThe captain indicated that ter meanwhile lowered a gasthere was one other crew mem- powered pump and a line that
ber and four diver passengers was secured to the sinking
aboard, and that he was "tak- vessel. While trying to start
ing on water and would prob- the pump, however, the water
ably only remain afloat for priming handle broke and it
about 20 minutes."
was not usable.
Coast Guard Officer of the
The Coast Guard helicopDay Petty Officer Patrick Cul- ter continued to circle in case
ver took charge of the search the passengers had to be aira n d r e s c u e e ff o r t a n d r e - lifted. The sinking vessel's

lights and navigational instruments became inoperative at
5:30 p.m., and at 5:50 p.m. the
radio was inoperative.
At 6 p.m. "The Lad" advised
they were within 15 minutes
of the troubled boat and the
tow boat reported it would be
arriving at about 8:30 p.m.
The helicopter and the CAP
aircraft continued to direct the
rescue effort.
At 8 p.m. Culver advised
that four persons had been
taken from the sinking boat
and were aboard "The Lad~ en
route for Naples. The captain
and mechanic decided to remain aboard the "Javarico~
and assist the tow boat with
the pumping operation.
At 9:07 p.m. it appeared the
pumps were succeeding and
the boat was now floating with
only a 10-degree list.
The Coast Guard helicopter returned to its base at
Clearwater and the CAP aircraft landed safely at Marco
Executive Airport after dark.
Culver stated the search
and rescue mission was "brilliantly executed" by the joint
efforts of the Coast Guard air
crew, the Civil Air Patrol, the
tow boat vessels and "The
Marco Island Senior Squadron Commander 1st Lt. Donn
May said, "This was a fantastic job of helping in the rescue
of persons aboard a distressed
boat minutes before the sun
set. Since the boat was sinking, in just a few more minutes the conclusion of the story
might have had a very different ending.
"I'm very proud of this CAP
crew as well as all of the others
in our squadron who are always ready to render trained
capabilities and risk their lives
'so that others may live.'"

Presidential meeting

President Bill Clinton welcomes Bishop J. Delano Ellis II to the
White House in Washington, D.C. Ellis, a Civil Air Patrol major
and chaplain with Cleveland's Cushite Squadron, participated
in a national discussion group concerned with the plight of
America's Inner-city youth. Ellis talked about the merits of
CAP's cadet program and the successes his squadron has had
working with young men and women in the Cushite area.

December 1995 0 Civil Air Patrol News 3

California members meet with astronaut Pete Conrad
dale Cadet Squadron and Burbank
Sparrowhawk Cadet squadron
guarded the displays, answered questions and worked the crowds.
Recruiting efforts were a huge sucCALIFORNIA--More than 60 fortunate cadets and senior members from cess due to the large number of conferCalifornia Wing, Los Angeles Group ence attendees and the strategic placeOne participated in the annual Space ment of the CAP recruiting booth. What
F r o n t i e r F o u n d a t i o n ' s S p a c e better place to attract attention than
next to a lunar sample -- approxiFrontiercon IV.
This three-day conference/festival mately 3.9 billion years old--from the
featured numerous speakers, exhib- Apollo 16 mission. In addition to the
its, videos and interactive displays moon rock, genuine space suits and
dealing with space exploration and gear were on display.
On the second day of the confercolonization.
Cadets from the Los Angeles Air ence, CAP members met with astroForce Base Composite Squadron, Glen- naut Charles "Pete" Conrad, the third
man to walk on the moon. In addition
to that memorable flight aboard Apollo
12, Conrad flew aboard Gemini V,
Gemini XI and Skylab.
Although Conrad was extremely
busy with press interviews and taping
a video segment, he took time out to
speak with the CAP group, sign autographs and pose for photos.
The McDonnell Douglas-Boeing
Team manned an exhibit on the Reus-

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Astronaut Charles"Pete" Conrad poses for a photo with members of California's Los
Angeles Group One during the annual Space Frontlercon IV in Los Angeles.
able Launch Vehicle Technology Program, featuring the DC-X/XA and the
NASA sponsored X-33. Also on display
was a huge exhibit on the Galileo
Project set up by the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory and an Apollo model rocketry exhibit. A virtual reality lunar
rover also was available for all to drive.
A real crowd-pleaser was the original "spaceship" Ray Walston kept hidden in the garage in the old television
series "My Favorite Martian."
The press interviewed the keynote
speakers, which included noted science fiction author David Brin; David
Brody, producer for the Inside Space
program for the Sci Fi Channel; Phil
Chapman, mission scientist for Apollo
14 and NASA astronaut in training for
five years; Bill Gaubatz, of McDonnell
Douglas Space, who directed the DC-X
program and now heads the Reusable
Launch Vehicles Program; Air Force
Col. Pedro Rustan, director of the successful Clementine Lunar Probe Mission; Eugene Shoemaker, renowned

astronomer and codiscoverer of"Shoemaker-Levy 9"; Rick N. Tumlinson,
president of the Space Frontier Foundation, an organization dedicated to
attaining inexpensive access to space
for all Americans; David Urie, of
Lockheed Martin, an engineer for the
noted "Skunkworks" design center,
working on the X-33 contract bid; and
Dr. Robert Zubrin, of Martin Marietta
Astronautics, one of the best-known
proponents for a mission to Mars followed by a human settlement there.
The conference was a memorable,
educational, exciting and exhausting
endeavor. Thanks to the expert planning and coordination of Capt. Mary
Savage, Los Angeles Group One cadet
programs officer, and the teamwork of
all of the members involved, everything went smoothly.
The directors and conference committee members were extremely
pleased with all of the California CAP
members' efforts and have requested
their presence at next year's event.

Rocky Mountain Region sponsors
20th annual aerospace symposium
DENVER-- Civil Air
Patrol's Rocky Mountain
Region is sponsoring the
20th Annual Aerospace
Education Symposium
March 14-15.
The symposium's
theme is "Using Aerospace Education," and
will be hosted by the U.S.
Air Force Academy in
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Preregistration is
required for senior
members, aerospace
education members and
The fee is $50 (check
only) and includes two
continental breakfasts,
two lunches and a
reception at the U.S. Air
Force Academy's Officers
Club March 14. The fee
is nonrefundable after
March 7.
Special room rates are

available in the area;
h o w e v e r, i n d i v i d u a l s
must make their own
For assistance or more
information regarding

rates, locations, etc., call
the Rocky Mountain Liaison Region at (303)
676-3082 or DSN 9263075 or write] to the address below./"


Civil Air Patrol News 0 December ! 995

Indiana squadron locates 500,000 marijuana plants
INDIANA -- Pilots of Indiana
Wing's Griffith Composite Squadron
flew the first of a two-day, two-sortie
mission Oct. 4 with members from the
White County Indiana Sheriffs Department.
It was a normal search and find
mission using a Civil Air Patrol counterdrug-qualified mission pilot and a
trained spotter from the sheriffs department. "No fancy equipment--just
good training on both sides of the
house," said Lt. Col. Robert Chapman,
wing counterdrug officer.
At the end of the two-day mission,
the spotter had logged in 16 plots.
Shortly after the flying phase of the
mission, the sheriffs department went

only knew they had found some plots,
and had no idea how many plants until
notified by the wing counterdrug ofricer. He had done his job properly -find and report-- the results were not
his concern. The pilot was counterdrug
qualified last February, and this was
his first season.
What makes this find unique is obviously the amount found, but also the
fact that this is a new flying squadron
in the Indiana Wing. Also, at the time
of the find, it was done in a private
Using private aircraft, the Griffith,
Ind., unit flew more than 350 hours
this past season in support of the state's
counterdrug program. The unit currently has four mission-qualified pilots and has proven to be an excellent
asset to the wing's CAP program.
According to Chapman, the Indiana
Wing works well with state law enforcement agencies, and CAP members attend counterdrug classes with
local law enforcement agencies rather
than having separate class times.
"During the summer months, counterdrug aircrews from the wing help
teach local law enforcement personnel
how to spot. We have found that the
law enforcement personnel respect the
CAP more since we have joined in with
their training classes," said Chapman.
"Our people participating as instructors has greatly improved our aircrew
efficiency. It has also made our members feel they are a part of the overall
team effort in the state."
All of this cooperation and training
h a s p a i d o ff f o r I n d i a n a W i n g ' s
counterdrug program. During the 1994
season, the wing's CD program was
in on the ground and confirmed the credited with finding more than 2 milplots. The end result -- more than lion plants, and more than 150 plots.
500,000 plants with an estimated street Since 1992, the program has been credited with finding eight indoor grows or
value of $1.25 billion had been located.
(Find verified by the Drug Enforce- "hot houses" from the air. All finds
ment Agency.)
have been verified by DEA.
As the program works, the pilot
According to Chapman, this most

Shortly after the
flying phase of the
mission, the sheriff's
department went in
on the ground and
confirmed the plots.
The end result-more than 500,000
plants with an
estimated street value
of $1.25 billion had
been located.

Members of Indiana Wing's Grifflth Composite Squadron, Grlffith, Ind., review the
route their counterdrug mission will take them on. The unit recently located more
than 500,000 marijuana plants valued In excess of $1.25 billion on the street,
according to Indiana counterdrug officials.
recent mission cost the government
and the taxpayers 4.5 hours of flying
at $67 per hour -- a total of $301 or
$0.000603 cents per plant.
"One final point for those interested
in statistics," said Chapman. "Sixteen
plots with 500,000 plants averages
31,250 per plot. This is not the record
for Indiana. During the 1992 season,
one of our pilots -- on one sortie
found a plot with 70,000 plants. While
the 500,000 plants paid for the flying
hours, the 70,000 on one sortie is the
record we all want to beat.~
Editor's note: The identity of the
squadron members involved in this
counterdrug operation were purposely

Best of the best

Left, Gabriel "Gabby, Gabreski, America's leadIng living "ace," and Air Combat Command
Commander Gen. Joseph Ralston, right, meet
with Civil Air Patrol cadets, from left, David
Katz-Braunschweig, Fernandez Caballero and
Peter Chlu during a recent luncheon sportsored by New York's Iron Gate Chapter of the

left out at the request of the unit.
Their request was worded as follows: "You may have noticed while
reading this news story that names
were not used. This was not done out of
fear of reprisals. It was done for a
simple reason -- in the Indiana Wing,
what we do is a team effort, not individuals on their own. It took the efforts
of many other people to get that aircraft and crew over that spot, at that
time, and this find belongs to all of
them. From the counterdrug flight release officer to the nice ladies at CAP
National Headquarters at Maxwell Air
Force Base that reimburse the wing
it's a total team effort. ~

National Cadet Competition
set for Dec. 28-29 at Maxwell

Air Force Association. The cadets were there to
help chapter members stage the event. In his
remarks, Ralston told the attendees that an
important part of his Job is conveying the importance of the Air Force mission to the Amerlcan public, and "CAP and the AFA are vital U.S.
Air Force wingmen in this effort"

MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- The 1995 National Cadet
Competition will be held here Dec. 28-29.
The 16-member teams from Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, California, Colorado, Florida and Louisiana wings will represent their regions in competition for
the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Sweepstakes Trophy.
Competitors will test their mettle in seven events
covering the three major areas of the CAP cadet program.
In-ranks inspection, standard drill and innovative
drill events will display the teams' precise execution of
standard and nonstandard military drill.
The panel quiz and written exam will test each team's
knowledge of aerospace and leadership.
A timed one-mile run and volleyball tournament will
test each team's physical fitness and teamwork levels.
The winning team of the NCC will receive the opportunity to present the annual CAP Report to Congress in
Washington, D.C., in early 1996.
The competition began as the National Drill Competition in 1948 and was renamed the National Cadet Competition in 1975. Gen. David C. Jones, former Air Force
chief of staff, approved the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff
Sweepstakes Trophy to recognize the winners.

December 199S 0 Civil Air Patrol News 5

Airmanship discipline, leadership accountability critical
Both principles are CAP's touchstones of flying safety 'effective today'
I'm devoting this month's column to
a critical matter that directly impacts
Civil air Patrol's readiness in performing our "Missions for America." It also
impacts our credibility with the American public and our partners in
the U.S. Air Force.
This issue concerns
"airmanship discipline and leadership accountability."
As you recall, I published a rather pointed letter in the April issue of Civil
Air Patrol News. The letter
outlined my policy on flying
safety. It was my "call to arms"
after our organization experienced
several devastating -- and senseless
aircraft mishaps last winter and
My letter stated that," ... I and you
will focus on ... offenders ... who ...
bend and break the rules, damage and
destroy our aircraft, injure and kill
themselves and our members, and tarnish CAP's good name. I have zero
respect or tolerance for [safety] offenders among us... CAP commanders
at all levels [will] take prompt, responsible action to protect CAP people and
assets by doing the following:
/ Removing... offenders from CAP;
4 Taking aggressive legal action to
recover.., the ... cost of your corporate
assets they damage or destroy; and
/ Referring offenders to the Federal Aviation Administration for suspension/revocation of airman certificates."
I meant those words with my whole

each and every CAP member entrusted
(1) the relief of both commanders
before day's end; (2) suspension of to our safekeeping and will not tolerall aircrew members from flying du- ate unsafe practices, regardless of the
ties during a CAP Regulation 60-1 offender's grade, position or unit.
I outlined these convictions in a
Flight Proficiency Board that will
determine if they ever fly again recent letter to all wing commanders.
in CAP; (3) the parent re- I will do so again in a future video for
gion commanders must all wings to play to their units and
recommend to me the members at the next wing gathering.
membership terminaIn closing, I hold these sentiments
t i o n o r r e t e n t i o n o f with great personal conviction. My
these CAP members; recent actions -- and other actions I'll
and (4) a review of man- take after future breakdowns in "airagement responsibilities by manship discipline and leadership acthe responsible wing com- countability" -- are not meant to be
harsh. They are, instead, a simple,
I am dead serious about"air- caring message to ensure we care for
manship discipline and leaderone another and the assets entrusted
Since publishing my letter in the ship accountability" by CAP com- to us by the American people.
Your are important to me. Live
April Civil Air Patrol News, I haven't manders and senior leaders.
exercised the paragraphs of the letter
-- until several weeks ago. After two
recent mishaps, I took stern actions
through appropriate region and wing
In mid-October, an aircrew in a
southern wing destroyed a corporate
aircraft because of fuel exhaustion.
Less than 24 hours later, an aircrew in
a Midwest wing destroyed a member's
aircraft by landing between the runway and adjacent taxiway at an insufficiently lighted airfield. The occupants
of both aircraft walked away -- by the
grace of God.
CAP National Commander Brig. Gen. Richard L. Anderson
Both mishaps resulted from poor
"airmanship discipline" by commandAll commanders--up and down the by the principles of"airmanship disers and aircrew members aboard both
chain -- will take stern, swift and fair cipline and leadership accountaircraft. Then and there I decided it
was time for a dose of "leadership action when their members are unsafe ability." Be safe and do not tolerate
people who aren't.
accountability." I, therefore, directed or misapply the regulations. I value
heart in April. I mean them more today. "Airmanship discipline and leadership accountability" are our touchstones of flying safety ... effective today.

"All commanders -- up and down the chain -will take stern, swift and fair action when their
members are unsafe or misapply the regulations. I value each and every CAP member
entrusted to our safekeeping and will not tolerate unsafe practices, regardless of the offender's
grade, position or unit."

National board meeting, convention slated for Aug. 8-10
MAXWELL AFB, Aid. -The 1996 Civil Air Patrol National Board Meeting & Convention will be held at the
Marriott River Center Hotel
in San Antonio Aug. 8-10.
This year's theme is
"Roundup '96."
"Over the past few years
CAP has experienced a small
decline in attendees at the
summer National Board meeting," explained Don Rowland,
National Headquarters Director of Plans and Requirements.
"I believe the decline of attendees may be because the
meetings were failing to provide an interesting program
to the general membership.
"Behind the theme of
'Roundup '96,' we will focus
attention on the areas that
will restore the value of attending CAP's National conventions -- education, networking and fun -- back to
those members who have
stayed away."
The members who attended

seminars, and at one of the
many social functions.
Quality facility. Bring
the family. This hotel is conQ Shorter general assem- nected to River Center Mall
that followed the banquet was
last year's convention witand opens into the famous San
nessed some very positive a total success."
Antonio Riverwalk.
Q More seminars
Continuing with this year's
changes. "A number of memFulfill your responsibiltheme, and building on last
So, for members who have
bers wrote and called to relay
how much they enjoyed the year's success, look for the fol- never attended a national ity. The convention will proboard meeting and convention vide everyone an opportunity
meeting," said CAP Executive lowing changes:
or for those who have let a few to discuss the latest informaQ Lower registration fees
Director Col. Paul J. Albano
Q Seminars focused on spe- years pass since they last at- tion with other CAP memSr. "We had some of the most
tended, consider the following bers, and the chance to bring
distinguished guest speakers cific topics rather than genreason for attending the 1996 t h a t i n f o r m a t i o n h o m e t o
eral programs
we have had in a number of
squadron and group memO Published description of session:
~- Valuable information bers.
The Saturday evening ban- seminar objectives
The CAP leadership needs
source. Seminars will be plenquet proved to be the social
tiful and specific. Attendees the membership's help in reevent of the year. "It was a
w i l l b e a b l e t o p l a n t h e i r storing the CAP national concombination of things that
schedule to satisfy their in- vention. They believe the
made the evening memot e r e s t a n d i n f o r m a t i o n members will recognize the
rable," said Rowland. ~l~ne
value a meeting of this magnineeds.
prominence of
>- Network- tude has to offer, and they ask
the guest speaking opportuni- that the members share that
ers, the high
ties. Having a support with others in the orquality enterchance to meet ganization.
tainment and
Make plans now to attend
with other leadthe dinner refrom CAP's 1996 National Board
ally worked
the Meeting & Convention in Auaround
well together,
i n gust.
and the dance

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Civil Air Patrol News O December ! 998

Delegation significant part of leadership role
must accurately be delegated.
Therefore, a decidedly primary
~ w o u l d m o s tDr.i k e l y
and indispensable aspect of
agree with l Wess
skilled delegation challenges
Roberts, in his "Leadership Secrets of Attila the
the leader to correctly decide
which tasks to delegate and
Hun," that delegation is a significant part of leadership
which to do themselves.
Business consultant Fred
Pryor, publisher of"The Pryor
They would probably acReport," says that leaders
knowledge that the purHow
sometimes retain a tight grip
pose, goal and immediate benefit of delegation
clear un- on particular assignments bederstand- cause they would rather do
is better control over
ing of as- them personally. This can certheir time. They might
s i g n tainly be true and is a product
also understand that delments.
of the leader's special interegation permits them to
As with ests.
quickly achieve goals, objectives, and organizaFor example, a leader with
all skills,
leadercan a background in flying might
tional successes.
e x n e c t quickly decide he should deMany leaders enjoy
b e t t e r , velop a new maintenance plan
getting things done
for the corporate fleet. He
through other people's efforts ure at delegated represent a more consistent and successwhile watching them build breakdown in the process. The ful results of delegation by ex- might just as readily delegate
their confidence and compe- resulting wasted time, mis- ercising, refining and polish- budget, administrative, and
planning assignments to othtence. But sometimes delega- used resources and failure to ing these precepts through a
tion can quickly go awry and build confidence are unaccept- regular and progressive prac- ers.
Conversely, a leader with
able to all parties involved.
result in lost time, wasted reWhat to delegate
sources and unpleasant dispoThe leadership technique of
an interest in finance could
A leader is like a juggler decide to write the budget and
skilled delegation can reduce
Some leaders may periodi- these failures and contribute with many balls in the air at delegate the flying assigncally utter psychological bar- to a more stable and congenial once. He is expected to simul- ments.
Pryor observes that leaders
riers to delegation, such as, "I working environment. Delega- taneously manage multiple
can do it better!"; 'WVhile I'm
tion is a fine arts and much tasks, with frequent shifts in may refuse to believe that anytraining someone to do the job, more involved than merely priorities. The successful one else can do certain tasks
leader will not arbitrarily pick
as well as they could, or as
I could have done it myselfi"; assigning a task and expector perhaps the legendary "If ing results. Leadership de- and choose which tasks take spelled out in the April 1992
you want a job done right, do it mands a well-balanced distri- priority and ignore other de- issue of "The Pryor Report,"
"Perhaps they fear that someyourselfi"
bution of assignments and
This usually happens when clear understanding of expecIn order to maintain "task one will do them better."
Delegated assignments
past projects have been over t a t i o n s b e t w e e n b o t h t h e parallel processing" tasks
eaders at all levels

delegated, under delegation
or micro-delegation.
Some leaders may not understand that many failures
in delegation occur from inadequate explanation or incomplete understanding expectations.
The partial or complete fail-

leader and the worker.
The leader much employ finesse through the "What,
Whom, and How" of delegation. This includes:
What and what not to
Who to select for which

should challenge, excite and
encourage workers. A leader
should avoid dumping undesirable tasks on others and
retaining choice assignments
to do himself.
A paycheck can be motivation to complete assignments
in an acceptable fashion. However, a volunteer is apt to just
walk away from the task,
sometimes without telling
Even friends can fail their
leader. Caveat Delegator!
Whom to delegate
Selecting the right person
for a particular assignment is
not a routine matter. It often
tests the limits of intuition,
judgment, tolerance, resiliency and endurance. The
complexity of the task and attitude of the worker much be
considered. Sometimes even
a worker with a proven track
record falter.
Current workload and emotional states are critical in selecting an employee for an assignment. Although a leader
is usually aware of the
workload, emotional overload
is not always so obvious.
A worker may be experiencing an personal problems
in a relationships, rmancial difSee

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December 1998 0 Civil Air Patrol News 7

When history repeats itself, do we learn from it?
'TIT ...... hen history repeats itself, do
we learn from it? Do we use it
to our advantage to improve
...... the future? Let's take a look
at one CAP example of how we can do
just that.
In 1942, plans originally called for
the organization to produce its own
officers uniforms, and khaki or olive
drab uniforms with
brown leather jackets for other members. However wartime cloth shortages
at the textile mills
caused these plans to
be scrapped. Instead,
a request was put in
w i t h t h e Wa r D e partment for permission to wear the uniform of the U.S. Army Air Forces.
Although CAP was part of the Office of Civilian Defense, the request
was granted in June. Of course, there
were conditions that had to be met in
order to wear this uniform. Besides
the distinctive CAP shoulder patch, all
members were required to wear distinctive silver CAP buttons. The"U.S."
lapel insignia was replaced with silver
CAP letters. The gold and silver Army
Air Forces prop and wing insignia was
replaced with a silver one.
Most notable, on all uniforms, the
shoulder straps were replaced with
bright red ones. Also in bright red was
the piping on the overseas cap and the
commissioning braid on officers'
sleeves. Enlisted personnel were re-


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quired to cut the army chevrons they
wore off their khaki backgrounds and
reattach them to ones cut from red felt.
For the most part, CAP members
hated the red. In Atlantic City, when
the red epaulets appeared on the uniforms of Coastal Patrol Force 1 members, rumors began about the group of
"Russian Air Force pilots" training for

secret missions out at the Municipal
Airport. Bulletins from CAP National
Headquarters warned that the wear of
the uniform was a privilege and that,
if uniforms were not worn properly,
the privilege could be lost.
Red insignia or not, CAP members
rolled up their sleeves and went to
work. They flew coastal, forest and
border patrols, and courier runs, towed
targets and searched for missing aircraft. They reopened and operated general aviation airports that closed when
Pearl Harbor was bombed. Where airports were needed, but didn't exist,
CAP members built them.
CAP soon accumulated a record of
community service and mission
completion that would make any ac-

s...,,., CAP


National Commander
Brig. Gen. 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

Acting Director, Marketing &
Public Relations
Mary Nell Crowe
James F. Tynan
Assistant Editor
Charlotte M. Crowe

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tive duty combat unit proud. The Army
Air Force was quick to recognize this
and rewarded CAP members by authorizing the removal of all red insignia in October 1944. Instead, only a
red arc with the words "Civil Air Patrol" in white letters was placed above
the blue disc of the shoulder patch.
The red insignia dinosaur on the CAP
uniform became extinct.
Soon after the U.S. Air Force became a separate service in September
1947, discussions began to make CAP
an official auxiliary. It came to be in
May 1948 and shortly after the Air
Force transitioned into its own distinctive uniform. Of course, CAP asked
to be allowed to wear the new Air
Force "blues."
The Air Force proposal retained the
distinctive silver CAP buttons and, for
further distinction, proposed the metal
officers' rank insignia be replaced with
silver braid on the sleeve. Along with
other items in the proposal, it was
rejected by the CAP National Executive Board in January 1951. Ironically,
40 years later, the Air Force imposed a
similar insignia on itself, only to be
rescinded a short time later.
The wear of the blue Air Force uniform was finally approved in August
1951, and with it the next CAP dinosaur was born. Most popularly known
as the "Coca Cola" patch, this very
unpopular insignia was required to be
worn as a breast patch on all senior
member uniforms.
The cadets were spared with a more
attractive patch -- a dark-blue rect-

angle with "Cadet Civil Air Patrol" in
The senior patch had a red rectangle superimposed on a royal blue,
round-edged isosceles triangle. White
lettering from top to bottom read, "Civil
USAF Auxiliary Air Patrol." The colors were simply a variation of the previously worn red, white and blue shoulder patches, which by this time had
been replaced by individual wing
It wasn't until 1966 that the "Coca
Cola" patch was replaced on the uniform by the metal identification badge '
and the black plastic name plate which
was officially adopted a short time
later. After a 15-year life span, the
second CAP dinosaur vanished from
The third of the CAP dinosaurs was
perhaps the most controversial of them
all. There were many causes for its
existence. The details of these causes
will only be briefly touched upon here.
During the late 1980s, a series of
events caused the Air Force to conduct
a Broad Area Review investigation on
a number of issues. Among the points
raised by this fact-finding inquiry were:
disagreement over the CAP's authority to promote the national commander
to major general; frequent and improper uniform wear; and the assumption of officers' privileges by CAP senior members (for example, saluting
by Air Force security police at base
See Dinosaurs ... Page 10

Thanks for the opportunities, CAP!
Dear Editor,
The other night my son,
Michael E. Fodor, called me.
That may not seem too very
unusual, except for the fact
that he was calling from Warsaw, Poland. We spoke for over
an hour.
Mike has been working in
Europe for Macro International for the last three years.
His current assignment is that
of regional director of research
services for Eastern Europe,
which also takes him to his
other offices in Moscow, Russia, and Budapest, Hungary.
During his school years,
Mike was a member of Ver-

mont Wing's Burlington Composite Squadron. While a
member, he participated in numerous local activities as well
as Oshkosh. He was also the
recipient of many decorations
and awards. He ultimately
rose to the rank of (if my
memory serves correctly) cadet lieutenant colonel and became the squadron's cadet
In the meantime, I also
joined the Civil Air Patrol as a
senior member and participated with him in many of his
The reason for this background information is because

during this recent conversation, he said he "directly attributes his business and social success to his Civil Air
Patrol activities and experiences, especially the leadership opportunities that were
"provided" to him.
On behalf of Mike and myself, we want to express our
thanks and appreciation to the
Civil Air Patrol for the opportunities its programs provide
to young people to grow in
maturity and responsibility.
Get the word out. CAP is a
good place for kids to be.
Capt. Eugene W. Fodor
Milton, Vt.


Civil Air Patrol News O December ! 99S

Visions throughout history result in 'breakthroughs'
Dec. 17, 1903, is a significant date in
the history of mankind -- when man
practically changed his environment.
The Wright Brothers were young
men who studied, learned and worked.
The were high school educated, but
never received a diploma. They were
entrepreneurs. They built their own
printing press, and then published and
sold the West Side News. They manufactured, sold and repaired bicycles.
They earned a living from these occupations. And they made history from
their avocation -- aviation.
As children, the brothers had a vision of flight kindled by a rubber-band
powered helicopter they received as a
gift from their father. They studied, by
themselves, the theory of flight as presented by the pioneers, Chanute and
Lilenthal. They identified the essential problems of controlled flight. They
experimented with flexible, warping
wings for turning, elevators on a balance arm for vertical control, rudders
for lateral control, engines for sustained flight. They experimented with
lifting bodies, did the mathematics to
create lift tables, designed wings which
lifted the weight of their aircraft.
In the Sand Hills of North Carolina
on Dec. 17, 1903, they flew -- Orville
first, Wilbur longest. An applied scientific breakthrough had occurred. The
Wright Brothers spent the rest of their
lives building and selling aircraft.
In New York on Dec. 18, 1903, the
New York Times carried headlines.
"Japan Dispatches Troops To Korea.
Senators Demand Facts On Panama."
The Japanese and the Russians were
in diplomatic conflict in the Far East.
The United States was backing the
break away of the Province of Panama
from Columbia. The purpose was to
secure a treaty to build the Panama
Canal and improve United States'
trade opportunities in the Pacific. Not
a word appeared about a breakthrough
that profoundly affected mankind.
In the winter of_1944, a young graduate student, Eckert, a physicist,
Mauchly, a mathematician, Goldstine,
and a University of Pennsylvania administrator, Brainerd, completed their
visionary task-- ENIAC -- Electronic
Numerical Integrator and Computer.
ENIAC was 18000 vacuum tubes large,
had a high speed memory of 20 words,
had a read only memory of 450 words,
and took hours or days to reconfigure
the patch cords from one task to another. ENIAC could do 5000 additions

nia, a place where students and teachers study, experiment and learn.
Second, in each of our times, there
is an opportunity to take some vision
and through applied scientific effort
turn the vision into a practical tool.
Knowing when that moment has arrived is usually not possible. That is
per second or 300 multiplications per Energy a new electronic computer why visions that become practical are
usually called "breakthroughs".
which will be 360 million times faster
Third, the vision that is carried by
ENIAC went to work for the Man- than ENIAC and will be able to simuhattan Project doing numerical, com- late the action of atoms during a the people who make the scientific
putations to help design and build the nuclear explosion.
breakthrough is often much smaller
This computer will be made up of than the eventual uses made of their
first nuclear weapon. Eckert and
Mauchly went on to build and sell the 9072 P6 computer chips, the same chips breakthrough. It is certain the Wright
first commercial electronic computer you can buy for your personal home Brothers never envisioned a world in
computer. Scientists using the new
flight the way we are today. It is cer-- UNIVAC.
computer will be able to create and tain the electronic computer creators
An applied scientific breakthrough
had occurred. Not a word appeared in experiment with a vision of the core of never envisioned one on every desk in
theNew York Times or any other news- our universe, the atom.
the workplace and a personal one at
paper about the dawn of the electronic
There are several points for us all to home. It is certain the Manhattan
computer age or its implications for consider. First education and study
Project pioneers never envisioned domankind.
pays. The Wright Brothers studied,
ing nuclear testing on a computer
rather than actually splitting or fusIn the winter of 1995, Sandia Na- experimented, learned from the work
tional Laboratories and Intel Corpora- of others. Electronic computers were
ing atoms.
Fourth, visions lead to careers and
tion will deliver to the Department of born on the University of Pennsylvaa life's work.
So, dream, develop a vision, educate yourself, work to achieve the vision. Just as the universe is boundless,
so too are visions and future scientific

'Aerospace puzzlers'
Space is the place
1. What missile was designed and
built by Americans, and successfully
fired for the first time Dec. 17, 1957?
Atmosphere, aviation, aviators
2. On Dec. 17, 1935, the sleeper
transport version of this classic cargo
aircraft was rolled out at Santa Monica,
Clair. Name the cargo aircraft, the
manufacturer, and the airline which
ordered the aircraft.
3. What still operational titaniumstructured reconnaissance aircraft
capable of Mach 3 speeds made its
maiden flight Dec. 22, 1964?
4. What is a universe?
(Ansers on Page 10.)
Find and circle these stars:


ity of CAP as the Air Force
from Page 1
-- Identify, validate, and
commit to new missions.
4. Enhance public awareduced a wide spectrum of goals complishing local, state, and
ness and improve our image.
and objectives for CAP. The national missions; and eduImprove customer relacating our citizens to ensure
vision, mission and goals, as
approved by the NEC, are as air and space supremacy.
5. Ensure senior member
1. Recruit, motivate, and re- professional development
Identify training for new
"Civil Air Patrol, America's tain qualified volunteers.
-- Sustain long term mem- missions; specialize training
Air Force Auxiliary, building
the nation's finest force of citi- bership growth; reduce mem- for unit/wing commanders;
zen volunteers -- performing bership cost; and re-instill staff leadership development;
and improve member intervolunteerism.
Missions for America.~
2. Ensure adequate and personal relationships.
To serve America by devel- stable funding.
6. Execute cadet summit
3. Ensure continued viabil- recommendations with emoping our nation's youth; ac-

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phasis on: specialized senior
program members working
with cadets; flying cadets; and
fund cadet flight training to
private license.
7. Keep CAP fun.
8. Embrace sound business
practices throughout CAP.
--Improve the funding process for actual DRs; streamline administration; eliminate
unnecessary paperwork; reduce requirements; and improve policy follow through.
9. Improve technology and
information management.
Continue equipment upgrades; and improve training

materials using multimedia
Anderson, the NEC and
headquarters staff are committed to achieving these goals
and realizing the CAP vision.
"We'll step up to the challenge
of performing the Missions for
America mandated to CAP by
the U.S. Congress and entrusted to us by the American
people,~ said Anderson.
"The first of the year will
see us unveil these initiatives
under a program called 'Team
CAP: 2020 and Beyond.' It will
be CAP's blueprint and our
flight plan for success into the
21st Century and beyond,~
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Furlough ...

CAP's director of personnel, the Fair
Labor Standards Act stipulates that
from Page 1
where an employment relationship
ers were so recently converted from ground," according to CAP Executive exists, that relationship may not be
waived for volunteer services by the
active duty military and DOD civilian Director Col. Paul J. Albano Sr.
To further complicate matters, there
positions, it was not initially clear how
So, those employees willing to volwas no precedent for such an extended
this would affect CAP.
unteer to perform their own jobs durOne thing was clear, however, no shutdown. The longest government
ing the shutdown were precluded from
agency can spend money it does not furlough in the past had been for three
have and as of Nov. 14 there was no days and this was over a weekend doing so.
Williams stated, "This turn ofevents
budget in place for fiscal 1996 and no where there was little overall impact.
Yet another dimension to this di- was especially difficult to explain to
continuingresolution authority. There
was also no precedent for this situa- lemma is the prohibition for employ- newly employed wing liaison persontion for the recently converted staff. ees to volunteer to perform -- without nel who are all former career military,
Corporate personnel furlough plans compensation -- the same type ser- accustomed to working through such
shutdowns in their former lives."
had to be developed and executed for vices for which they were hired.
The only headquarters staffretained
According to Renova Williams,
the first time. "It was all unplowed


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The result of this was a recommendation that
increased distinction be made in the CAP uniform.
Also proposed were the maroon name tags and
ties, white shirts, and the removal of the blue commissioning braid from the service jacket and the
silver piping from the flight cap. There was also
discussion of removal of the metal rank insignia
from the shoulder straps of the service uniform.
CAP's counterproposal recommended changing
the color of the epaulets on shirts and the pull over
sweater -- hence the birth of the maroon epaulet,
which served as an alternative to maroon ties and
name tags.
A proposal to keep the metal rank insignia and
supplement it with either the CAP metal cut out or
a CAP distinctive "battalion crest~ evolved into the
short-lived maroon CAP circlet. The circlet was a
maroon cloth band worn between the metal rank
and the button on the shoulder strap of the service
coat. White embroidered CAP letteringappeared on
it and each edge was embroidered in white from
front to back -- similar to the edges on the field
grade epaulets. The new maroon insignia were introduced at the 1990 national board meeting in
Reno, Nev.
The reaction-- uproarious. Members threatened

to quit or resolved never to wear the uniform again.
Jokes about being Iraqi tank commanders, and the
new "moron" epaulets spread quickly. "I'd rather go
back to the red of World War II," was an often-heard
comment. Although the circlet was quickly dropped,
the metal rank insignia went with it.
The Air Force decided the epaulet would be worn
on all blue uniforms, including the service uniform
and all outer garments. The policy caused a whole
new round of griping. Membership actually decreased as it became evident the maroon epaulet
was going to remain.
Finally in 1995, most of BAR issues were resolved. Along with the request to transition into the
new Air Force uniforms, approval was received to
change the color of the epaulet to silver-gray.
Although the metal rank was not to reappear on
the CAP uniform, the new epaulets presented a
much more appealing appearance and was certainly
much more acceptable to the membership than the
maroon dinosaurs.
In addition, on Air Force Chief of Staff Gen.
Ronald R. Fogleman's own initiative, the long-worn
metal CAP cutout was removed from the service
uniform's lapel and replaced with highly polished
U.S. insignia. This change was symbolic of CAP's

new place in the new "Total Air Force Concept."
Was the birth of the maroon epaulet dinosaur
caused by what has now come to be known as the
"two-star issue'? Perhaps. Was it caused by CAP
members abusing the privilege of their officers insignia?
Some random and isolated incidents were probably minor contributing factors. Was widespread
improper wear of the uniform the major cause? As
one member of the National Executive Committee
put it, "Uniform infractions are not widespread and
occur no more frequently than they appear in Air
National Guard/Air Force Reserve forces."
Still, throughout CAP's history, the archives are
filled with bulletins, letters and directives emphasizing proper uniform wear. There are letters from
1942 on m originating at flight level to national
headquarters -- citing observed infractions and
poor appearance. Whether or not this the main
cause of the maroon epaulet, the problem has existed throughout our history.
Are we destined to let history repeat itself or will
we look back on our past, learn from it and prevent
ourselves from reliving the past?
Each of us who wears the uniform has the responsibility to wear it proudly and properly. There are
enough choices between the military style and CAP
distinctive uniforms for everyone to find one they
can wear correctly and look and feel sharp in at the
same time. It's up to us. So, please, no more dinosaursI

task to be completed. If a worker
abandons a task and neglects to
tell the supervisor, he is expressing contempt for the leader. Such a
lecting an employee for an assign- be measured.
5. Negotiate due dates with worker. breakdown in progress could comment. Although a leader is usually
6. Follow up on employee's progress plicate leadership objectives.
aware of the workload, emotional
The effective leader needs to know
overload is not always so obvious. A with schedules and methods through
about problems that could prevent
worker may be experiencing an per- written or verbal communications.
7. Have worker reiterate his under- assignment completion. This permits
sonal problems in a relationships, fithe leader to accommodate the situastanding of the assignment.
nancial difficulties, burn out or health
tion. Unpleasant surprisescan under8. Empower the assignee with the
authority necessary to complete the mine respect and friendship.
How to delegate
9. Advise others to assist in the Thanks, Attila!
A leader must give concise instrucIn the crafty literary hand of Wess
tions and have the worker repeat his
Roberts, Atilla the Hun unknowingly
10. Ask pertinent questions and obunderstanding of the assignment.
The leader is then faced with a most tain satisfactory answers during fol- counsels and guides us to skilled delegation:
critical step in the delegation process: low up.
Wise chieftains never place their
follow-up. He must monitor the
Huns in situations where their weakworker's progress and give feedback. Assignee's responsibility
The leader is responsible for prac- nesses will prevail over their strengths.
At the same time, the leader must
Good Huns normally achieve what
ticing skilled delegation. The assignee
ensure that he doesn't interfere with
their chieftain expects.
has an equal responsibility to accept
the process.
A wise chieftain never expects his
The following checklist may prove an assignment only if he intends to
Huns to act beyond their wisdom and
and can complete it.
helpful in this practice:
It's appropriate for a volunteer understanding.
1. Organize assignments and be
A wise chieftain always gives
to decline assignments if he feels
clear with expectations.
he would be unable to satisfy. If a tough assignments to Huns who can
2. Prepare information to get
worker discovers a lack of interest rise to the occasion.
Abdication is not delegation. Ab3. Select the person for the assign- or inability to complete a task, he
dication is a sign ofweakness. Delegashould inform his supervisor. Rement.
4. Determine how expectations will member that the leader expects the tion is a sign of strength.

Leaders ...

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were those determined to be minimum
emergency essential during the initial
stages of the shutdown so all manner
of important CAP functions were suspended to include membership processing, cadet and senior awards, reimbursements, etc. Even the National
Executive Committee meeting held at
Maxwell Nov. 16-18 was conducted
without benefit of full-staff support.
Even though the shutdown was the
longest in the history of the U.S. government, it was still short-lived, and
most CAP headquarters offices were
able to start up again with relatively
few inconveniences to the membership. But it will still take several weeks
to "catch up."

II Puzzler answers

1. The Atlas missile was first successfully
fired Dec. 17, 1957. The Atlas remains in
production today and has transitioned from a
strictly military missile to a commercial launch
2. The Douglas Commercial Model 3 (DC3) prototype rolled out of the Douglas Aircraft
manufacturing facility Dec. 17, 1935. The prototype, the Douglas Sleeper Transport was
ordered by American Airlines and could carry
14 to 16 passengers in sleeper berths. When
airline officials realized the DST could carry up
to 28 seats, thus accommodating enough
passengers to make the transport of passengers profitable without carrying cargo too, the
modern airline market and the DC-3 were
3. The SR-71 -- Lockheed's"Blackbird"-first flew in December 1964. It was designed
to fly high and fast enough to evade enemy
defenses while capturing reconnaissance images. Reconnaissance satellites replaced the
SR-71 for a time, but the SR-71 is now back in
the national defense arsenal. The reason -aircraft and men are more easily dispatched
than satellites and the SR-71 can still out-fly
enemy defenses while bringing home the images.
4. "Universe." All existi ng things, including
the earth, heavens, galaxies and all therein,
regarded as a whole. This is the environment
of aerospace.

December ! 995 0 Civil Air Patrol News 1 |

Flier renews CAP passion
Many members bare a reasonable excuse for some deIay in
renev ng their membership, but Anton Poiteven had a h'ttle
trouble explaining why it took him 45 years to renew Ins
hen Anton Poiteven first inquired about
renewing his CAP membership, officials
at Malmstrom Cadet Squadron were a bit
nonplussed at the old gent's interest in joining their
unit. But they were in for one more surprise when
Poiteven whipped out his original CAP membership
card ~ with an expiration date of Dec. 31, 1951.
Not only is Poiteven rejoining CAP at the age of 72
but he also has a few skills to offer as aerospace
education officer: He
2ndLt, John Degel
stillholdsacurrentcomMalmstrom Cadet Squadron
mercial pilot's license
for single and multi-engine aircraft; and he has a number of anecdotes of his
days as a B-17 pilot in World War II to share with
senior and cadet members.
After Poiteven got his pilot's license in 1940 at Felt
Field, Spokane Wash., he entered civil service as a
hydraulic and supercharger maintenance specialist,
working on B-17 bombers at Gowan Field, Idaho.
When WWII started, Poiteven joined the Army
Air Corps, because of his familiarity with B-17s,
decided to become a B-17 pilot.
After some preliminary flight training, Poiteven
was assigned to Carlsbad, N.M., where he finally
learned to fly the B- 17. After commissioning as a 2nd
lieutenant, he was shipped to Hobbs, N.M., and put
in charge of an eight-man crew.
In 1943, Poiteven and the crew were assigned the
B-17G 'Pleasure Bent,', which they ferried to Berry
St. Edmunds, England, to join the 487th Bomber
Group of the 8th Army Air Corps. The pilot and crew
flew wing for their first three missions over Europe
and then were advanced to the lead crew, or Pathfinder, position commanding a squadron of six planes.
"As Pathfinder, or lead plane, we had the job of
pinpointing the center of a target area by using
navigational and radar aids and releasing smoke


Inset: Malmstrom Cadet Squadron aerospace education officer Anton Poitevin discusses features of the B-17
bomber he flew during World War II with cadets John Strickland, Oscla Tinschell and Eric Barlow. Right: 2nd Lt.
Anton Poiteven is shown In this formal graduation portrait after being commissioned as a pilot In the Army Air
Corps in 1942. Poleteven recently renewed his CAP membership, which expired in December 1951.
bombs along with our other bombs," Poiteven explained. "This was saturation bombing, and when
all the planes on that mission dropped their loads,
the destruction was as indescribable as it was devastating."
Not all missions were combat missions, though.
Poiteven and his crew were once assigned the mission of fying Gen. Jimmy Dolittle from Berry St.
Edmunds to Birmingham, England. Although it
was supposedly a "milk run," the crew nearly managed to kill the general.
"Dolittle had never been in the ball turret of a B17," Poiteven explained. "And since we weren't carrying a full crew for a milk run, he talked one of our
crew into letting him ride in the ball turret.
"Unfortunately, no one thought to tell me Dolittle

Air Force 2nd Lt. Anton Poiteven (left, rear row) is shown with the crew of the B-17G 'Pleasure Bent,' which was
downed over England in WWII. The plane in the photo is the B-17 'Oriel.'

was in the belly gunner's seat. So I didn't check the
turret before landing. Dolittle had positioned the
gun casings straight down to make his ride more
comfortable. When I landed, the casings were jammed
up into the turret and bent at a 45 degree angle.
"We nearly lost the hero of the Raid Over Tokyo on
that flight. When we landed we all stood by quietly
as he deplaned, but Dolittle didn't say a thing. He
just saluted weakly and got into his car."
Even though Poiteven and his crew suffered no
losses, the "Pleasure Bent" was shot down.
"We caught some flak over Frankfurt and a fire
started between the engines on our left wing. We
kept on going until the flames got into the wing and
started setting off all the flares. We were over a
village in England, called Essen on the Sea, when I
knew we weren't going to make it home.
"Procedure called for me to set the plane on autopilot and aim it so it would crash into the English
Channel." Poiteven recalled. "Unfortunately the
autopilot also burned up, so the plane was just
circling aimlessly over the village.
"My radio operator, Ted Montgomery, got his
chute open; but then noticed the plane was coming
straight for him, and he was certain he was going to
die. Secondsbefore it slammed into him, turbulence
lifted it just above his chute. I remember him telling
me later, 'I thought I was shot until I realized the
fluid running down my leg was yellow.'"
After VE Day, Poiteven served out the rest of his
tour in Tampa, Fla., until his discharge in July 1945.
He then returned home to Spokane and joined the
local CAP squadron as an orientation pilot for cadets. He owned his own planes until he sold his last
one, a Cherokee 140, in 1993.
Poiteven, who was widowed in August 1994,
recently remarried. He now divides his time between
his new bride, CAP, and working with a his wife's
alternative home care business.
"I came back to CAP because I have something to
offer," said Poiteven. "Even though I'm 72, I'm still
an active pilot (who is looking for a new plane, by the
way) and I really enjoy being around and helping
young people. I figure my experiences and knowledge of flying ought to be of interest to some of those
"I may be old," he said with a twinkle in his still
bright blue eyes. "But I'm a long way from being
ready to settle down and watch life pass me by. I'm
going to help" CAP and every senior member and
cadet as much as I can, for as long as I can."


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...... 1995
Gill Ilobll Wilson Awards
Lt Col. Clifton R. Brooks
Lt Col. Eward T. Chilson
Maj. Patrick A. Cross
Maj. William R. Houston
Lt Col. Henry L. Howe

Grover Loening
Capt. Ralph Ankrom, Jr.
Maj. Bernard K. Barton
Maj. Kenneth D. Beres
Lt. Col. Clifton R. Brooks
Capt. Aileen K. Cannon
Capt. Jacqueline De Costa
Capt. Jane F. Gallik
Capt. Richard J. Greenwood
Maj. Earl A. Hannon
Capt. John Hunter
Capt. John R. Martin
Maj. Fred L. McDowell
Capt. Robed A. McManus
Capt. David W. Meigel
Maj. Henry P. Miller

Capt. Terrance A. Onda
Capt. David H. Oriol
Maj. William A. Pocher
Lt Col. Stuart I. Price
Capt. Coleman C. Roth
Capt. Joy M. Steele
Lt Col. Robert T. Townsend
1 Lt. Scott T. Varrick
Maj. James W. Walden
Capt. Gilbert P. Welch
Capt. Sarah C. Wells
Capt. Theodore Fo White
Capt. W. J. Whittaker, Jr.
Capt. Mary L. Yoder




Maj. Virginia P. Keller
Maj. Josue A. Rosas
Maj. Sheldon W. Rothstein
Maj. Richard W. Smith
Lt Col. Franklin K. Toth


IDaul E: Garber

Maj. Lisa K. Berg
Maj. Wesley R. Biggs, Sr.
Maj. Michele C. Briggs
Capt. George H. Doersch
Lto Col. Roger G. Harvey
Maj. Gary R. Holtz


Maj. William E. C. Kennedy, III WA
Capt. Michael A. Oakman
Maj. Ronald V. Ragan
Maj. James Reid-Ellison
Maj. Delores E. Seymour
Maj. Neale W. Sudduth
Lt. Col. Robert T. Townsend

Ainelia Earhart Awards

Theresa M. Irving
Steven M. Skullr
Mike E. Deaver
Andrew J. Gray
Richard E. Martin
Brett T. Kaczorowski
Tim P. Van Nes
Steven B. Moore


Jonathan W. Mullaly
Andrew D. Harrison
John T. Tennant
Christopher Co Haars
Maryann L, Wolff
Matthew J. Wemyss
Ryan P. Nugent


Scott M. Kennedy
Anthony De Paola
Jonathan A. Halstuch
Chad Mo Pillai
Charles W. Mauze
Jennifer B. Elinow
Jason R. Mohn


Kenneth R. Yeager
Weston R. Kissel
Major L. Mosier
Scott D. Sullivan
Paul W. Eaton
Pedro L. Martinez
Julio J. Rivera

Brig. Geun. Clnarles E. Chuck e,nger
AeroslDace Education AchJeve:nent Awards
Lto Col. J C Follender-Birns
Lto Col. Clde W. Pierce
Lt. Col. Viola M. Sargent
Maj. Philip J, Dolan
Maj. Vernon Hill
Capt. Stephen A. Bishop
Capt. Edward P. Bonville
Capt. Ernest D. Clevenger


Capt. Carol Glefke
Capt. Robert W. King
Capt. James D. McFadden
1st Lt. Barbara L. Bartosenski
1st Lt. Warren W. Butts
1 st Lt. Howard Glefke
1st Lt. Edward Lesniak


1st Lt. Michael C. Robinson
1st Lt. Malcolm M. Sanders
2nd Lt. Rae M. Courturier
2nd Lt. Robert H. Elezian
2nd Lt. Josepph O. Fountaine
2nd Lt. Leander M, Matson
2nd Lt. Debra J. Mertz


2nd Lt. Bobby W. Moore
Charles A. Allen
Darold F. Ames
Brian Carter
Thomas R. Gondek
Clarence Roberts
Harold W. Sander Jr.


Gen. l|illy Mitchell Awards

Bryan R. Foley
David A. Cameron
Cliff J. Ferrell
Ronnie E. Leone
Paul T. Welter
Bryan Dix
Peter Schulze
Jason J. O'Brien
Derrick I. Desiel
John W. Mikula


Juan C. Banos .
Damian C. Jennette
J. Derek Morgan
David A. Riley
Deborah S. Scott
Kathy L. Werner
Erik M. Czerwin
Matthew D. McKee
Erich K. Schneider
Frederic N.C. Smalkin


Walter R. Morrison
Deanna L. Nicol
Drury G. Ball
Robert J. Decker
Heidi A. Tuss
Rachelle A. Fisher
Richard J. Sullivan
Kent A. Robbins Jr,
Thomas A. Hutton IV
Charles J. Kelly


Gretchen L. Weiss
Cheryl R, Oechslin
Devon A. Wilhelm
Carlos A. Olvera
Jason R. Barnett
Tennison D. Washington
Christpher D. Chapman
Henry Lara
Jose J. Colon
Tiomothy D. Junak

December 1995 0 Civil Air Patrol Piews


Reporting the accomplishments of CAP members worldwide
: C o noe c=i c,u tt- -h~ o~
N n t
t ~'

Civil Air Patrol
members along
with other volunteers continue
restoration work on the 1930
Sikorsky S-39 single-engine
amphibian at the New England
Air Museum at Bradley Airport in
Windsor Locks.
The plane was flown by MaJ.
Hugh Sharp and Lt. Eddie
Edwards on a famous Civil Air
Patrol rescue out of Rehoboth,
Del., in July 1943. The two men
received the Air Medal for their
lifesaving feats.
Unfortunately a subsequent
owner crashed the Sikorsky in
the Alaskan woods in 1957. For
six years, the historic plane
rested in the forest, except for
occasional bouts with hunters'
bullets and scavengers who
stripped the amphibian of its
wing tip floats, the right landing
gear and both wheels.
The plane was eventually
shipped to Connecticut for
restoration, where it remained in
storage until 1993.
So far, volunteers have
repaired the crash damage and
have primed the metal structure.
The outer wing panels, the tail
surfaces and the twin tail booms
boast new fabric covering
coated with clear, silver and
yellow dope. The blue NC-803W
has been applied to the wings
and the tail.
New all-metal wing tip
floats have been fashioned
from drawings supplied by
the Sikorsky Co. of Stratford,
and the new right landing
gear was copied from the left.
Volunteers installed an
overhauled P&W Wasp Jr.

engine of the same vintage as
the original bullet-ridden engine.
In addition, the amphibian plane
balances on a set of new
The metal hull has been
repaired and primed, the
windows replaced and the seats
upholstered. Work is progressing on the controls and instrument panel.
The Sikorsky will be painted
blue and yellow with 20-inch
diameter CAP insignia on each
side at the rear of the hull.
Restoration suffered a
setback when a newly refurbished section of the wing was
wrecked by wind as it lay outside
waiting for its new paint to dry.
Volunteers over came
discouragement and rerepaired
the wing. In addition, the engine
mount has been installed, but it
has not been re-covered.
The restoration of the S-39 is
scheduled to be completed in
spring 1996. Its place in the
restoration hangar will be taken
by parts of the Sikorsky VS-44, a
1941 four-engine flying boat now
being restored by Sikorsky
retirees at Stratford. The final
painting and assembly will be
done at the museum.
-- Lt. CoL Robert L. Homer

Representative award

Refueling Wing and close the
Because the base color
guard had been disbanded as
personnel went on to new
assignments, the James P.
O'Connor Composite Squadron
(which meets on the base) was
asked to provide a color guard to
present and retire the colors at
the dinner for Dawson. The
dinner was held at the Angell
New York -- Local units in
College Center Ballroom at
upstate New York were honored
Plattsburgh State University.
by a request to support
Members of the James P.
Plattsburgh Air Force Base with
O'Connor Squadron color guard
two final duties Sept. 28-29.
included cadets Master Sgt.
The occasions were the
George T. Fay, Tech. Sgt. Tyler
154th testimonial dinner,
A. Vann and SgL Kris K.
presented by the Plattsburgh Air
Dubuque. Cadet MaJ. John J.
Force Base liaison committee to Fay Jr. commanded the team.
recognize the last commander
The cadets began the evening
of the 380th Air Refueling Wing,
by presenting the Air Force
Col. Robert Dawson.
colors and were on hand to
The next day the CAP memretire them at the close of the
bers participated in ceremonies
dinner. The appearance and
to deactivate the 380th Air
professionalism of the cadets
cast a very favorable impression
on the sq uadron and Civil Air
Patrol. Their performance was
well-received by military, professional and civic leaders.
Dawson was highly impressed and personally congratulated members of the color
Civil Air Patrol's final service
to Plattsburgh Air Force Base
came at the closure ceremony
the next day.
About 1,000 members of the
local community attended the
ceremony, which featured
comments by guests such as
U.S. Rep. John McHugh; LL Gen.
Edwin Tonoso, commander-inchief 21 st Air Force; Assistant
Secretary of the Air Force
Rodney Coleman; and Clyde A.
Lewis, chairman of the Air Base
Liaison Committee -- the
person most responsible for
having the Air Force build the
base here in 1955.
Plattsburgh Air Force Base
was the last of the "big ramp"
bases still open in the Northeast. In spite of a plea by the Air
Force to keep it open and
expand its mission, it was
scheduled for closure by the
Cadet Chris Peek, Peru Cadet Squadron, checks his direction on the 1993 Base Realignment and
compass courseat the'95 Adirondack Mountain Group groundteam
Closure Commission (BRACC).
training course.
Following final remarks by

Wing Commander Col.
Lloyd R.
Sturges Jr.
looks on as
Cadet Capt.
Craig Freeman
accepts the
Amelia Earhart
Award from
State Representative
during a cadet
change of
ceremony in
Dawson and the sheathing of
the colors of the remaining base
units, the time came to render
the final honors to the base.
At the command, "Sound
retreat," the last salute to
Plattsburgh Air Force Base
played at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 29. Lt.
Col. Lyn Wilke, CAP and retired
band director for the base
support schools, sounded
"retreat" on the bugle as the flag
was lowered for the last time on
this the nation's oldest active
military base and home to the
Adirondack Mountain Group and
many New York Wing summer
encampments since the 1950s.
+ + +
About 55 CAP personnel
attended the Adirondack Mountain
Group's '95 Annual Ground Team
Training Course at the Clinton
County Fair Ground recently.
The school was under the
direction of MaJ. Mark Webster.
Classroom training for map,
compass and directional finder
were followed by hands-on
exercises in the field.
Classroom seminars
included an overview of the role
of the ground team leader,
mission responsibilities of the
ground team leader, ground
team composition and members' duties, radio operations,
and data recording.
Webster presided over the
seminars, discussing the roles
and functions of ground teams,
legal issues and map skills; Lt.
Randy Stein, Schenectady
Composite Squadron, skirmish
line; Cadet 1st Lt. Kristina Fay,
J.P. O'Connor Squadron,
directional finder; Flight Officer
Todd Danko, Schenectady
Composite, compass; Cadet
1st Lt. James Farrell, Peru
Cadet Squadron, log keeping
and data recording; and Capt.
Debbie Johnson, Adirondack
Mountain Group, first aid and
blood-borne pathogens.
The '96 Adirondack Mountain
Group's Ground Team Training
Course will be Sept. 13-15.
-- Richard A. Ca/ma
Pennsylvania -- On Nov. 2,
Squadron 504 held its first
annual Senior/Cadet of the Year
Banquet at Sportsmen Paradise

in Crown. The festivities opened
with the posting of the colors by
cadets Staff Sgt. Matthew
Carroll and Airmen 1st Class
Brock and Garrett McCloskey.
The guest speaker was retired
Air Force MaJ. Joseph E. "Pete"
Hall Jr., who was the CAP-U.S.
Air Force liaison officer for the
South Carolina Wing.
Hall spoke on the importance
of leadership for both seniors
and cadets and, along with Don
Frederick, presented two fivehour flight instruction scholarships -- one of which was to be
given to the cadet of the year.
During the awards portion of
the ceremony, Squadron
Commander Capt. William E.
Guth recognized senior members who helped make Squadron 504's first year such a
success. Guth, with the help of
Hall, handed out the best
attendance awards to Lt. Kerry
A. Kline and Cadet Staff Sgt.
Matthew Carroll. They also
presented a gift to Lt. Barbara
Pfendler in recognition of the
work she did in planning and
organizing the banquet.
McCIoskey, Squadron 504
cadet commander, presented
the senior member of the year
award to Kline, then Guth and
Hall presented the cadet of the
year award to McCIoskey. The
evening was closed with the
retiring of the colors by the
+ + +
Clarion Composite Squadron
504 observed Civil Air Patrol's
54th Anniversary on Dec. 1.
The mayor of the Borough of
Clarion proclaimed Nov. 27-Dec.
1 as CAP week in Clarion
In addition to the proclamation, Lt. Kerry A. Kline set up an
anniversary display of posters,
senior/cadet brochures, photos,
bookmarks and a booklet she
Kline also had anniversary
articles and editorials published
in the local newspapers of
Clarion, Forest, Jefferson, and
Venango counties. She swayed
local radio stations to air public
service announcements wishing
the CAP a "Happy Anniversary"
and had Cable "IV stations

| ~ Civil Air Patrol Rews 0 December ! 995

School and resident of
Fruithurst was recently promoted to his present rank.
-- Capt. Hans Gray

Excellent leadership
New Jersey
Wing Commander Col.
Redfern preeented the
Award for
Excellence to
CumberlandSalem Squadron Commander
Lt. Col. Harold
Thorp at the
New Jersey
Wing Conference In Atlantic
City in October.

broadcast how squadron 504
was going to celebrate the
founding of the Civil Air Patrol.
Finally, Clarion Composite
squadron 504 held an informational night at the Clarion Mall,
where members set up a
display of past squadron
activities, played the video "First
Flight" and answered questions
on squadron 504 and the CAP.
-)- '-)- '-F
Nineteen members participated in a search and rescue
training mission Nov. 19 at
Kingsley Allegheny National
Forest in Forest County.
Members of Clarion Composite Squadron 504 and Elk
County Composite Squadron
1203 were called out on the
squadron emergency alert by
mission coordinator Capt.
William Guth, who instructed
members to meet at the Clarion
County Airport at 7:30 a.m.
As members signed in and
double-checked their gear, Guth
described the scenario: A man
out hunting small game was
reported missing by his family.
Family members indicated that
the man was in his 30s, in good
physical shape, and hunted in a
small area in Forest County.
This area is known to be
rugged/wooded terrain, with an
elevation change of 3,000 feet.
Ground Team 1, under the
command of Lt. Doug
McCloskey, was assigned to
search the south side of the
hunting area. Cadet Staff Sgt.
Matthew Carroll maintained a
log of activity for Team I, while
Cadet Airman 1st Class Brock
McCloskey made radio checks
every half hour.
Ground Team 2, under the
command of Capt. Ralph
Tlmblin, covered a secondary
spot. Cadet Airman 1st Class
Garrett McCIoskey manned the
radio while cadet Rysn Detrle
kept a log of activity.
Lt. Glenn Anthony was a
ground team member trainee
and Lt. Kerry KIIne was a
mission public affairs officer
After the mission, members
discussed the overall strengths
and weaknesses of the mission
during debriefing.
This SAR training mission
proved to be a vaiL, ab!e experience for both the seniors and
cadets. Members learned

All Group 8 commanders,
U.S. Air Force representatives
and squadron members were
invited to the ceremony. The
invitation list also included the
commanders of the Sailing
Association of Marco Island,
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's
Power Squadron, Marco Island
Yacht Club and Marco Island
Cruise Club.
m Capt. Buddy S. Harris

Florida -- 1st Lt. Donn May
was sworn in as the new
commanding officer of the Marco
Island Senior Squadron on Nov.
6. He took over command from
Lt. CoL Fritz Schaller.
The change of command
ceremony was conducted at the
Georgia -- Clay Memorial
Marco Island Hilton Beach
Cadet and Fulton Composite
resort. Florida Wing Comsquadrons recently conducted a
mander Col. George Pringle
joint field training exercise at
relieved Schaller of his comLake AItoona in Woodstack.
mand and Group 8 Commander
Cadet 1st Lt. Will Cabanlss and
Col. James Spleth installed May
Flight Officer Aubri Murphy
as the new commanding officer.
planned and coordinated the
Schaller began serving as
joint exercise.
commander of the squadron in
The training included field
January 1994. Under his
leadership, the Marco Squadron survival, field discipline and
setting up a base camp. 1st LL
was designated the Outstanding
Frank Grantham, wing director
Squadron of Group 8 in 1994.
of communications, set off an
This year, the squadron was
electronic Iocator transmitter for
honored as Florida's Outstandthe cadets to track.
ing Squadron. In addition, the
squadron received an award for
1st Lt. Michael Bell, Fulton
emergency services officer, gave
having the most outstanding
instruction on map reading and
newsletter; Schailer was
crash site procedures. The
selected as the outstanding
cadets found the nighttime land
mission controller; and Capt. S.
navigation course most chalBuddy Harris was named
lenging. -- Michael W. Bell
outstanding public information
This is the first time any
squadron has earned four statewide awards in a single year.
Schailer intends to relocate to
Williamsburg, Va., in early 1996.
So far this year, the
squadron's nightly sundown
patrol has recorded 30 finds of
Texas -- The cadets of the
emergency conditions and has
Phoenix Composite Squadron
assisted 57 persons aboard 19
received a special presentation
boats in need of emergency
from Capt. Brian L. Dumble, a
retired Canadian Forces officer
May has served as deputy
commanding officer of the Marco who has been very involved in
the Canadian cadet programs.
Squadron since January of this
The motto of the Royal
year and has served as acting
Canadian Air Cadets represents
commanding officer since
the desires to learn, to serve

and fuel samples to Dobbins Air
Force Base, Ga., in the unit's
Cessna 172. Members provided
escorts for dignitaries, such as
Congressman Glen Browder,
who visited the air show.
Squadron Commander Lt.
Vermont m Twenty-eight
Col. Lawrence Adams and
members of the Vermont Wing
and Adirondack Mountain Group, Cadet Staff. Sgt. Aaron Causey
accepted the proclamation on
Plattsburgh, N.Y., completed
behalf of Anniston Composite
Squadron Leadership School at
Squadron 118. In his accepVermont Military Academy.
tance speech, Adams offered a
This number of students
shows an increase over the past brief presentation of the missions of the Civil Air Patrol:
few years and indicates a
emergency services, aerospace
heightened interest in Civil Air
education, and cadet programs.
Patrol. It also demonstrates the
excellent working relationship
Squadron 118 sends best
between the Vermont Wing and
wishes for a speedy recovery to
New York Wing's Adirondack
MaJ. Jean Lawrence, who
Mountain Group.
-- Lt. Col. Jane P. Parot recently had surgery.
2nd Lt. Jim Powell, a student
at Jacksonville State University,
was recently promoted to his
current rank and assigned as
deputy commander of cadets.
A l a b a m a - - A t ~
Tech. SgL Randall Ginn, an 11th
the November meeting of
the Anniston Airport Board ql~ grader at Cleburne County High
of Commissioners, Anniston
Composite Squadron 118
presented a plaque to Buddy
Denton of Anniston Executive
Aviation. Denton also serves as
the airport manager for the City
of Anniston.
The plaque, with Squadron
118's unit patch affixed, was
presented in appreciation of the
support by Denton and Anniston
Executive Aviation to Anniston
Composite Squadron 118.
Denton provides the squadron, at no charge, tie-down
space for the unit's aircraft and a
large, multi-roomed office that
the squadron uses for training,
storage and administration. The
office is in the hangar area of the
Anniston Metropolitan Airport.
On Nov. 14, the Anniston City
Council presented proclamations to city employees and the
Anniston Composite Squadron
118. The proclamations expressed thanks and appreciation to the employees and
volunteers for making the recent
air show a't the Anniston Metropolitan Airport a success.
Anniston Composite Squadron 118 assisted in crowd
control, aircraft security and
Members of Marauder Composite Squadron, Kingwood, Texas, received a proclamation from the mayor
ground cleanup. Squadron 118
of Humble, designating Oct. 18 as Civil Air Patrol Day. This was in recognition of the assistance rendered
supported the Air Force's jet
to the citizens of Humble by the Marauder Composite Squadron during the "Floods of '94."
demonstration team by flying oil
important lessons about being
in the woods, especially when
an area has been logged and
has more than a foot of snow on
the ground. -- Lt. Kerry A. Kline


A 'Humble' proclamation

December 1998 0 Civil Air Patrol Mews 1 5

and to advance. Though stated
slightly differently, these objectives and the motto mirror the
ideals of the Civil Air Patrol cadet
Paralleling the support
provided CAP from the U.S. Air
Force, the Canadian forces are
responsible for the training and
supply of the
Air Cadet
first presented the
cadets of
Phoenix with
an overview
of the
system, beginning with the
Department of National Defence, and branching out to the
functional commands of the
Canadian armed forces. Two of
the commands are the Training
Command, which is responsible for education, schools and
training for personnel, and the
Air Defence Command, which is
responsible for providing
combat readiness and support
to the North American Aerospace and Defense Command.
Another important command
is the Mobile Command, which
provides combat-ready, tactical
air forces to defend Canada or
to deploy on worldwide missions ranging from disaster
relief to peace-keeping efforts in
The Air Transport Command
is responsible for passenger
and freight service, as well as
search and rescue efforts in
Canada, while the Maritime
Command is responsible for the
defense of Canada, primarily
from attack by sea.
Finally, the last two commands are the Canadian Forces

Europe Command, which
provides forces in support of the
North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the North Region
Command, which is responsible for the defense of the
Northwest and Yukon territories.
Dumble then explained the
various aspects of cadet
training, noting that membership
was similar to the CAP cadet
"Young men and women are
permitted to enroll in the Air
Cadets upon reaching the age
of 12 years, and they may
continue to serve until they reach
their 19th birthday. Each squadron has a special patch and
designation that the cadets take
great pride in," he said.
"Promotion in the Air Cadets
is based on both merit and
length of service," he said. With
promotion comes added
responsibilities and the opportunity to attend advanced training
courses. "And, like in the CAP
program, cadets can attend a
variety of summer camps, which
vary from two weeks to six
weeks in duration, and are held
at various Canadian Forces
Bases across Canada."
About 25 percent of the cadet
force will attend some summer
Transportation to the camps
is provided by the Canadian
military. The cadets are billeted
and messed on the air bases.
Cadets selected for certain
specialist courses receive
uniforms. Unlike American
camps, in addition to having
everything paid for by the
Canadian armed forces, the
cadets who successfully
complete specialist courses of
six weeks in length, can receive
a training bonus worth up to
several hundred dollars.
Courses offered the cadets

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CAP News, Bldg. 714, 105 S. Hansel/Ave., Maxwell AFB, AL 36112.
and special activities patches to be part of the CAP display each May
at the Andrews AFB, Md., Armed Forces Day Open House. The twoday ~en house is the nation's largest and attracts more than
900,, p people. Be sure your unit is represented! For more details,
please call Lt. Col. A. William Schell Jr. at (410) 273-6610 or write
to him at 403 Grayslake Way, Aberdeen, MD 21001.
TOW TARGET & TRACKING UNITS: Seeking information on
CAP's World War II tow target and tracking units, bases, commanders and staff, aircraft assigned, and Army Air Force units supported.
Would especially like to hear from aircrew and base personnel who
served at any of the TTU bases, to share their experiences, photographs or memorabilia. Write to Lt. Col. Charles Wiest, California
Wing Historian, 7651 Baylor Dr. #3, Westminster CA 92683 or call
(714) 897-2657 or send fax to (310) 804-7033. (10/95)
cadets who have old-style plastic cadet ribbons and metal CAP
name plates (particularly the lACE, Goddard and Wright Brothers
ribbons or name plate). Contact Maj. Jayson Altieri at (919) 8767536 or write to 4717A Walden Pond, Raleigh, NC 27604.
OLD CAP WING PATCHES: In search of old-style CAP wing
patches from Oregon, Illinois and Puerto Rico, and other patches
from different wing units. Contact: Capt. Joseph P. Mucci, Ashtabula
County Squadron 400, Ohio Wing, 2382 Airport Rd., Jefferson, OH
AIR FORCE FLIGHT HELMETS: CAP member and collector in
search of hard-shell flight helmets, parts or oxygen masks. Condition unimportant. Contact Capt. Rich Mays, 824Kendall Dr., Nashville TN 37209, or call (615) 353-0033, or e-mail to

are quite different. The six-week
senior leaders course is like a
junior staff college for cadets.
The curriculum stresses
leadership and management
and is supplemented by a
competitive sports program and
visits to military, historical, and
industrial points of interest. The
technical training course, also
six weeks in length, focuses on
technical areas, such as aircraft
instruments, communications
and electrical systems.
The athletic leadership
course provides six weeks of
training for cadets in top physical condition. They go on to be
leaders who can organize
competitive and recreational
activities at the unit level for
other cadets. A fourth course is
the two-week intensive ground
search and survival course,
during which cadets receive
instruction from a highly qualified staff from the Canadian
forces schools of survival.
Of course, one of the most
sought-after courses is the
scholarship for flight training,
which allows the cadet to
receive ground and flight
instruction that leads to a private
pilot's license. Like the American flight schools and cadet
orientation program, the Canadian program uses Cessna
152s or Piper Cherokee 140s,
and, in some cases, Citabrias.
Training is conducted at
government-approved clubs or
schools, where cadets can
complete requirements to
become a pilot. Successful
cadets can, of course, wear their
earned flight wings on their
Canadian cadets also get to
participate in the International Air
Cadet Exchange program. Since
its inception in 1947, Canadian
cadets have visited many
countries, now exchanging
young men and women with
more than a dozen nations,
mostly in Europe.
Dumble, dressed in his
Canadian uniform, made a vivid
impression on the cadets and
will bring considerable talent to
the Phoenix Composite Squadron in the coming months. The
briefing was just the beginning
of a bond he seeks to establish
with American CAP cadets,
having very much enjoyed his
years with the Canadian air and
army cadet programs.
--Lt. Co/. Bob Russell
Texas m "Minneapolis
Center, this is United 232 Heavy.
We have a problem."
On July 19, 1989, a DC-10
with 283 people aboard, en
route from Denver to Chicago at
37,000 feet, experienced what
airline manufacturers said could
not happen: a total hydraulic
failure. Experts had estimated
chances of this occurring was
one in a billion. This day, it
happened to Capt. AI Haynes
(now retired) and his flight crew
of two.
"It's what we train for, an
emergency engine-out situation.
We just didn't know how bad it
really was at first," said Haynes.
Haynes was the keynote
speaker for the Annual Civilian

Capt. Bernie Rubel, left, and Capt. Krlstlns Hanson, right, talk with
retired United Airlines Capt. AI Haynes, who told members of his
harrowing experience aboard United Flight 232 that crashed In Sioux
City, Iowa, on July 19, 1989.
Fly-In at Randolph Air Force
Base, Texas. With nearly 600
presentations of this terrifying
day, Haynes said he never tires
of telling the story.
What caused the accident?
The National Transportation
Safety Board reports stated that
a small undetected crack in the
hub of the No. 2 engine caused
the crash. Located on top and at
the rear of the DC-10, the hub
looks like a ball on the front of
the engine.
The crack went unnoticed
through numerous inspections.
However, on this day, it failed all
together. When the hub broke
apart, it shattered the fan blades
of the engine causing a catastrophic engine failure. Pieces
of the disintegrating engine
ripped through the vertical
stabilizer, breaking off the
rudder. Shrapnel also tore holes
into the right elevator, a small
winglike structure on the rear of
the aircraft. This caused leaks in
not one, but all three hydraulic
lines. According to Haynes, the
aircraft manufacturer said this
was not supposed to happen.
But it did.
"Luck was the biggest reason
184 passengers and the flight
crew survived," said Haynes.
"Luck was having such a wellprepared emergency crew in
Sioux City (Iowa)."
On this day, the emergency
rescue units witnessed disaster
on a scale larger than any ever
before in their city.
Sioux City rarely receives
airplanes the size of a DC-10,
especially carrying 283 passengers. According to Haynes, for
years they trained for the worstcase scenario. It paid off on that
hot July afternoon.
Haynes said luck also played
a role in many other ways. At the
time of the engine failure and
break up, 3:16 in the afternoon,
the two hospitals in Sioux City
were going through shift
changes. However, the emergency services advisers at the
Sioux City airport alerted the
hospitals. Both shifts were then
on emergency standby -- one
hospital with a burn center, the
other a'trauma unit. Across

town, there was a convention of
physicians. But good fortune
didn't stop there.
Local ham radio operators,
as well as commercial radio
stations, broadcasted the news
of Flight 232. Hundreds of
people lined up to donate blood
at the two hospitals and the
blood donor bank. All of this took
place before Flight 232 even
touched the ground.
Haynes was asked why Sioux
City? Why not a larger airport or
even fly on to Chicago?
"After the No. 2 engine blew,
the aircraft was mostly
unsteerable. We lost altitude
and found that without hydraulics and a rudder, steering the
DC-10 was going to be nearly
After reviewing the pilots
operating handbook, the flight
crew and an off-duty United DC10 instructor pilot decided to
rethink how to fly the DC-10.
The steering had to be
performed using the throttles of
the two remaining engines, No.
1 on the left wing and No. 3 on
the right. The yoke, which
normally turns the aircraft by
using the ailerons, was useless
because the ailerons on the DC10 are operated by using
hydraulic fluid. No hydraulics, no
After a few minutes of
maneuvering the aircraft with the
throttles (left throttle up, right
down for right turn; right up, left
down for left turn; and so on),
Haynes decided that continuing
the flight was out of the question. The nearest airport with a
runway long enough to handle
the DC-10 was Sioux City.
Minneapolis Center vectored
United 232 for Sioux City.
Officials there were informed
that the crippled craft was
headed their way.
While United 232 was
maneuvering for an approach to
Sioux City, later shown on a
radar summary printout looking
like a confused worm on a piece
of paper, instructors at United
Airlines were frantically trying to
figure out how to land a DC-10
without hydraulic fluid.
Until then, there was no


Civil Air Patrol News 0 December 199S

training curriculum for this type
of incident. It just wasn't
supposed to happen. So flight
engineers employed guesswork and radioed suggestions
to the crew to try to land the
"You train, train and train for
engine-out procedures and
hope you never have to use
them. I'm glad I paid attention
through all of those simulator
and classroom sessions," said
The audience at the
Randolph Fly-in listened intently
to excerpts of the cockpit voice
recording as well as the air
traffic control tape of the accident.
Haynes said there was no
panic at any time. He credits the
overwhelming confidence and
calmness to one person: the air
traffic controller in the Sioux City
control tower.
Haynes told the audience,
"Because of Kevin's calm voice, I
remained calm as well as my
flight crew. Since we were calm,
the flight attendants were calm;
since they were calm, the
passengers remained calm.
Kevin kept us from panic. That is
a professional air traffic controller.
"There isn't a day that goes
by that I don't think about the 112
people who were killed," Haynes
"But I also know that more
would have died if it hadn't been
for the thousands of volunteers,
firefighters, law enforcement,
military and civilian organizations and the expertly trained
rescue crews at Sioux City.
"1 will always be grateful to
those wonderful people, and to
Haynes flew for United
Airlines two more years after the
accident before retiring due to
the FAA mandatory age limit of
60. All other members of the
flight crew are still flying. All of
the flight attendants, except one
who was killed on Flight 232,
are still flying.
Haynes was asked how he
feels about talking to people
regarding the accident on that
July afternoon.
He said, "1 will always talk
about it. It's good therapy to talk
about the crash. In fact, the
entire flight crew gets together
once a year to talk about Flight
"And if you are ever fortunate
enough to meet one of the crew
members (of Flight 232), ask
them about it (the accident); they
need to talk, too."
D Lt. Tim D. McKee
California -- On Nov. 21,
Marin County supervisor Harry
Moore presented board of
supervisors' commendations to
members of the Marin Air
Rescue Squadron 4.
The volunteers prov=ded ham
radio communications for
ground crews who assessed
damage to homes and infrastructure following the Mount
Vision fire. Those receiving
commendations included
cadets Landon and Trisha
Quan, Jed Mackey, Lerone
Comier, and senior member 1st
Lt. Joe Parker.
Moore also presented cadet
Flight Officers Landon Quan and

Robert Duggan with the Billy
Mitchell award. --Joe Tuminello



Mountains to tesert

c,, m.
.o ,

v~ - __ For the third
year, Los Angeles
138 color guard
Cadet Squadron
will represent
Gill Robb Wilson
Group 15.
Squadron 138 has
excelled in inspect..
tions, drill, aerospace testing, and the
mile run.
Members of the color guard
team include Timothy Pint,
Frank Gonzalez, Jackle Lopez,
Ariel Garcia, and Michael Long
(alternate). Squadron 138 is
commanded by Lt. Col. Charles
Wiest. Selection was made by
Reserve liaison officers MaJs.
Donna Siegel and Bruce
++-)Gill Rob Wilson Group 15,
headquartered at the Chino
Airport, walked away with seven
of 15 California Wing awards
given at its recent conference in
Riverside. Group 15 took five
individual and two unit awards.
Individual awards went to 1st
Lt. Anton Pint, safety officer of
the year; Capt. Patricia Okawa,
aerospace education officer of
the year; 1st Lt. Cathy Livoni,
ground team member of the
year; MaJ. David Widrig, pilot of
the year; and Chaplain MaJ.
Sammy Campos, chaplain of
the year.
Los Angeles Cadet Squadron
138 won the squadron of the
year award. Squadron newsletter of the year went to North
Orange County Composite
Squadron 56. Capt. Jackie
DeCosta is the editor, and Maj.
James Dible the squadron
-- Maj. Fred Mahadocon
iii ~:~

Hawaii -- Eight cadets of the
Lyman Field Composite Squadron, Hilo, completed a grueling
three-day training mission in the
remote Keokea Beach area on
the island of Hawaii. Cadet
Commander Shane Chew and
Cadet Deputy Commander
Shane Kallher planned and
supervised the entire session.
Senior Squadron Commander
Norma Greenleaf, Lt. Col.
Wayne Greenleaf and Lt.
Beverly Chew stood by as
Members prepared the day
before at the squadron's hangar
headquarters. Lt. Col. Chapl.
Charles Deaton, Kauai Senior
Squadron, provided moral
leadership training. The cocommanders oversaw the
mission plan and first aid
training, while members packed
field equipment for a 6:30 a.m.
Upon arrival at the campsite
the next morning, cadets
explored the heavily wooded
mountain terrain. The group
practiced land navigation
methods, rescue repelling and
natural resource utilization

From left, 1st Lt. Gene Wolf, Bill Oppen heimer, Capt. Gene Shabinaw and MaJ. Hendrickson review plans
for a search and rescue exercise at Palm Springs, Calif., airport. More than 40 pilots participated in the
two-day event that stressed improving flying skills in mountain and desert areas.
during this initial outing. At
lunchtime, the cadets dined on
Air Force-issued ready-to-eat
meals, better known as MREs.
Upon return to the camp
grounds, the trainees set up
their tents and enjoyed a brief
recreation period. Activities
included swimming, fishing,
opihi picking and exploration of
the ocean and beach.
The cadets then embarked
on a nighttime hike in the nearby
forest to learn about night
navigation. Led by their cadet cocommanders, they left the
campsite at dusk and hiked
through trails, some familiar
from earlier explorations, and
some newly blazed, to the cliff
summit. The cadets again ate
MREs by the dim glow of their
flashlights. The group maintained communication with the
base camp through regular
radio contact. After the trainees
returned to camp, the leaders
assigned two cadets to serve as
interior guards. They maintained
the station throughout the night,
changing guard every two hours.
The last day was dedicated
to emergency Iocator transmitter
training in a combined mission
with the cadets and aircraft




piloted by Lyman Field Composite Squadron senior members.
Greenleaf and Kaliher carried
the emergency Iocator transmitter deep into a heavily wooded,
isolated area, then set off the
The cadet ground team
communicated closely with
pilots Ben Hafer and Andrea
Lind,say during the search.
The air unit obtained visual
contact with the target and
radioed the location of the signal
to the cadets.
Leaving their vehicles and
carrying webgear, the cadets
were guided by the pilot from
landmark to landmark to the
"crash site." The mission was
carried out successfully.
Although the trainees gained
much knowledge about search
and rescue and land navigation
techniques, they also learned
about physical demands
through arduous hiking and
repelling. Older cadets honed
leadership skills by taking
responsibility for the training and
safety of less experienced
cadets. The dependence and
trust necessary during training
served to increase the solidarity
of the unit.

The cadets were debriefed
upon their return to the Lyman
Field Composite Squadron
hangar late Sunday. Though
exhausted, the trainees agreed
they had a great time and
learned much. They are eagerly
awaiting the next mission.
This summer, Cadet Tech.
Sgt. Shane Kaliher was
awarded a $500 scholarship by
Hawaii Wing to attend the
National Flight Encampment at
Oshkosh, Wis.
The award was provided by
Wing Commander Roger M.
Caires' special discretionary
fund. The scholarship enabled
Kaliher to continue his flight
training through the solo flight
for which he received his wings
for fixed-wing aircraft.
Kaliher also attended the
Blue Beret Encampment and
was awarded his blue beret.
Kaliher has been a cadet for
two years. He is the deputy
cadet commander at the Lyman
Field Composite Squadron. in
addition, he is the president of
the Cadet Advisory Council,
which is comprised of one cadet
member from each squadron in
the state. --Stephen W. Carter

CAP News publishes the name, hometown and unit for present or former CAP members. Notices
should be sent in accordance with CAP Regulation 35-2 end mailed to: CAP/DP, 105S. Hansell
St., Building 714, Maxwell AFB. AL 36112-6332.

John E. Bland
Lt. Col. Margaret M. Cook
Lt. Col. Charles G. Easley
Lynn C. Fledderjohn
Maj. Herbert C. Gilman
Lt. Col. John C. Hadley
2nd Lt. Julian E. Hazen
Duane W. Hulse
2nd Lt. Harry C. Kling
Maj. David H. Long
Lt. Col. John N. Morris
Lt. Col. Leon B. Plemons
Capt. Donald D. Smith
Lt. Col. Thomas A. Swanton
Maj. Irma L. Wilson
Lt. Col. Willard J. Youse

Klamath Falls Composite, Ore.
Anchorage Polaris Composite, Alaska
White Pine Composite Squadron, Nev.
Florida Wing Headquarters
Pinetree Senior Squadron, Me.
California Wing Headquarters
Coastal Patrol Base 16, N.C.
William Rogers Senior Squadron, Ariz.
Beverly Composite Squdron, Mass.
Group 1, Pennsylvania Wing
Idaho Wing Headquarters
Farmington Composite Squadron, N.M.
Montgomery Composite Squadron, Va.
Headquarters Group 6, V~l.
San Angelo Composite, Texas
Virginia Wing Headquarters

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Rocky Mountain.ColoradoSquadrons of Group I recently
met at Franktown fire house for a
search and rescue exercise. The
flying was done at Centennial
Airport. Col. Roger Mac Donald,
Westslope, was the training
mission coordinator. Lt. Col.!
Melvin Jack was the mission
coordinator trainee.!
During the next 24 hours,
members put seven ground team
crews in the field and six aircraft
in the air. As in most training
exercises, members were
nervous and blundering about
some as they learned new jobs in
the search and rescue program.!
The next day the unit conducted
training flights for pilots needing
check rides.!
Members flew 45.8 hours and
135 people signed in with a total
of 50 vehicles to support the
twoday event.!
Fight Operations Officer Capt.!
David Bland kept track of aircraft
that flew an assessment of the of
the Cheeseman Reservoir
Canyon for the Douglas County
Civil Preparedness Department.!
In addition to counting people,
bridges and cars in the canyon,
pilots checked out a simulated
fire and aircraft collision between
a small plane and an Air National
Guard jet, tracked an electronic
Iocator transmitter signal and
searched for a lost person.!
Lt. Col. Nancy HoBs was trainer
for air operations administration.!
Group I Commander Capt.!
Carol Baumgartner Issued a
special invitation to two cadets
from Group II to handle part of
the administrative chores and to
work on the radios. Both young
women were immediately put to
work assembling and putting
together copies of the mission
briefing procedures. The cadets
did not quit working at the
mission base in Franktown until
they were taken to Centennial
the next evening. There, they
took over the radios for the night
flights and kept up the sortie
boards. The next morning, they
were back at Centennial, hard at
work getting crews off for their
check rides and seeing that the
flight operations boards were
kept in order for 10 proficiency
The efforts of cadets Airman 1st
Class Melissa Rapier and Airman
Jessica EIInski's freed Group I
cadets to go out with the ground
teams and learn new skills.!
Bland rewarded the young
women for their hard work and
light, happy attitudes with a flight
back to Jeffco Airport by way of
Front Range Airport.!
-- Lt. Co/. Nancy J. Hollis

Idaho -- The performance of
Idaho Wing members during a
search and rescue exercise at
the Caldwell Industrial Airport on
Oct. 14 earned the wing an

Iocator transmitter signals in
this area. But the unlit airports
usually eluded the pilots until a
ground team got to the scene.
To counter this, the cadets
plotted airport locations and
contacted local residents who
could prove helpful in pinpointing origins of electronic Iocator
transmitter signals.
The team spent most of the
first day becoming familiar with
the hand-held global positioning
system equipment and mapping
By the afternoon the ground
team had made its way almost
to the Canadian border. First
stop of the afternoon was the
Boundary Creek Dam, where
cadets toured the power
generating facilities and pracFrom left, Air Force Lt. Cols. Terry Schlessler, Richard Colllander and mission coordinator Lynn Ahrens, ticed direction-finding procedures for areas with high radio
Caldwell Mayor Dick Winder, and Air Force Lt. Col. Chuck Gensler review the evaluation results of an Idaho
frequency interference.
Wing search and rescue exercise In October.
The cadets then proceeded
excellent rating from Rocky
Mitchell also took part in the
three miles north to the U.S.Cellular Ice Festival in Coeur
Mountain Region Air Force
Canadian border, where
d'Alene have helped in United
m 1st Lt. Doris I. Farrington Way fund raising and at the
liaison representatives Lt. Cola.
customs agents from both the
U.S. and Canada gave the
Chuck Gensler, Dick Co,lander
same time provided a public
and Terry Schlessler.
service platform for Civil Air
cadets a tour of the facilities and
Idaho -- The Coeur d'Alene
told about their jobs and
The Nampa Senior Squadron
Composite Squadron learned
explained the workings of their
hosted the exercise, with the
The relationship between the
that it will share in the $380,000
distributed by the Kootenai
mission base at Ken's Avionics.
organizations provides a winCounty United Way for 1996.
The tour ended with a
The U.S. Air Force missions
win situation for United Way and
Canadian customs agent
involved wing staff and CAP
Thirty-four programs received
the Coeur d'Alene cadets.
,.)- + +
raiding the pop machine for
squadrons from across Idaho.
grants from United Way for the
Canadian dollars to give to the
Duty assignments were as
1996.Among them was a
The Coeur d'Alene Composcadets.
follows: mission coordinator, Lt.
$2,000 grant to the Coeur
ite Squadron again continued
Col. Lynn Ahrena, ably assisted
As the sun set, the team
d'Alene Composite Squadron to
with an annual tradition of
made base camp at Slate
by Capt. Roger Munson and 1st
help low-income cadets particibraving the elements to provide
It. Gaylene Munson; director of
pate in special activities and to
the cadets with challenging
Creek, at the Collville National
operations, MaJ. Jim Kusterer;
Forest, in three feet of hardprovide for Red Cross first aid
survival and search and rescue
packed snow. After a warm
MaJ. Larry Reeder, air operatraining.
Lt. CoL Harold Stanley
This year, cadets trained in
dinner, cadets climbed into their
tions; and Lt. Col Frank Yellen,
ground operations.
headed up the program to again two states, venturing as far north winter bivouac gear.
The tents and sleeping bags
MaJ. Loal Vance served as
get the squadron on the 1996
as the Canadian border.
provided by the United Way the
safety officer and 1st Lt. Gary
United Way funded list. His
Five cadets spent the
previous year protected cadets
Alvemon directed communicadiligence in submitting paperweekend in a realistic scenario
from temperatures dipping as
work and attending meetings
with a few side attractions
low as 13 degrees Fahrenheit.
paid off for a second time with
MaJ. B.a. Hansen, comthrown in. The team's first
After a quick breakfast and
mander of Canyon County
the United Way organization.
mission was to map small
camp teardown, the team
Composite Squadron, took
During the 1994 campaign, the
airports on the Washingtoncharge of cadet activities while
squadron was awarded grant
headed south and marked
Idaho border north from Coeur
airports as they went. In the
Lt. Col. Richard Jacobsen
funds to purchase ground
tackled administrative duties.
search equipment.
During the summer, ground
afternoon, cadets moved from
the world of high technology
LL Col. Milton Nodacker,
Members, in turn, participated and air crew members often
Jacobsen and Capt. Dave Plfarl. in events that benefit the United
GPS to old-style map and
were called to duty ~ mostly at
compass as part of navigation
Region check pilot Lt. Col. Cliff
Way. Activities such as the U.S.
night -- to track electronic
training at Farragut State Park.
The teams moved from
check point to check point in the
park. By the end of the day, they
had traversed the length of the
park and had blisters to prove it;
A happy lot loaded the
vehicles and talked about what
plans could be made for the next
winter field training exercise.
-- Maj. Gary Boyd
Montana -- The cadets of the
Flathead Composite Squadron
helped the Kalispell police with
a Halloween safety patrol.
The cadets, dressed in their
Air Force-style uniforms,
assisted trick or treaters and
helped pedestrians and motorists negotiate congested areas
of traffic.
Police Sgt. Greg Burns, of the
Kalispell police department,
said the cadets were extra eyes
and ears for the police. Kalispell
doesn't normally have any major
problems on Halloween.
However, the cadets' presence
discouraged bullies from
stealing smaller kids' candy and
Coeur d'Alene Composite Squadron cadet Jacob Thompson tries out a tent, courtesy of the United Way, from damaging private property.
during a recent winter ground team field training exercise.
1st Lt. Stuart D. Smith

| 8 Civil Air Patrol Netvs O December ! 99S

Lt. Col Kevln Sliwinski,
Minnesota Wing deputy commander, presided over the
ceremony. Other wing staff
included Lt. Cols. Dale Holm
and Richard Voclka and Lt.
North Central-Kansas Cadets and Valery Holm and Group 4
Commander Lt. Col. AI
the Salina Composite Squadron
Rustan.-- Maj. C.L. Hartman
attended the open house and
aerial ordinance/gunnery
Nebraska --"Who's my
demonstration at the Air National
boss?" Cadet Lt. Bowen asked
Guard's Smokey Hill Range.!
at commander's call Oct. 29.
Since that meeting the halls of
The range is operated by
the Offutt Composite Squadron
Detachment 1, 184 Bomber
have echoed with the same
Group, McConnell Air Force
words as nearly 100 members
Base, Kans.!
identify their places in the newly
The aircraft demonstrations
reorganized squadron.
included the A-10, Bol, B-52, F16
These changes follow a total
and F-111 and cargo drops from
quality management review that
two C-130s.!
evaluated strengths and
The 135 AVN Kansas Army
National Guard displayed an
UH-1 and OH-58 OB and a team
of skydivers "dropped in" while
demonstrating their skills.!
The Smokey Hill Range is the
largest Air Guard Range in the
United States. With more than
33,000 acres, the range is used
by the U.S. Air Force, Reserve,
Air Guard, U.S. Army and the
Army National Guard.!
m 1st Lt. William T. Johnon
Missouri -- Following on the
heels of the recent North Central
Region's first-place finish in the
cadet competition, the RichardsGebaur Squadron was named
wing squadron of the year at the
annual Missouri Wing conference in Springfield. RichardsGebaur Squadron Commander
Capt. Gary W. Gregory won wing
senior member of the year
Squadron Cadet Commander
Scott Welborn took home the
Brewer aerospace education
award. Welborn is a leader in
the squadron and involved in
aerospace education programs.
He is currently training to receive
his private pilot's license.
--Capt. Gary W. Gregory
Minnesota -- Minnesota
Wing conducted is annual color
guard competition Oct. 28 at
Scott Highland High School in
Apple Valley. Ten teams from
eight squadrons competed in
events that tested protocol
procedures, flag raising, casket
honor guard, posting of colors,
advanced drill using rifles and a
written test and uniform inspection.
Cadets Staff Sgt. Michael
Scott, Carlton Wickstrom,
Jason Newton and Airman 1st
Class John Castro represented
the North Hennepin Squadron
with a fifth-place finish.
-- Maj. Mark H. Hannah
Minnesota -- Thirty-two
Worthington Composite Squadron members gathered at the
local Holiday Inn to witness the
Worthington Composite Squadron Change of Command
ceremony. Maj. Bernard J.
Harstad ended an eight-year
reign as commander and
relinquished the leadership post
to 2nd Lt. Carl O. Hallum.
Hallum is a dentist and joined
CAP in March 1990 as a pilot.

squadron. This Tiger Team will
be led by Squadron Deputy
Commander MaJ. Vincent
Capt. Patrick Bingham has
resigned his position as deputy
commander of cadets to
become the chief of mission
support. Bingham's previous
assignment was at the Air
Academy Composite Squadron,
where he attended the U.S. Air
Force Academy. His division will
include the logistics, public
affairs, recruiting, information
management and personnel
The mission operations
division will be headed by
former Squadron Commander
Lt. Col. Dal Wuster. Wuster has
been tasked with initiating a

He and his staff will be responsible for the training and
development of all squadron
personnel. This includes senior
members, whose training he
plans to have as rigidly organized as the cadet program.
The cadet corps will fall
under the direct supervision of
the commandant of cadets,
Capt. Mike Marsh. During his
cadet days, the 15-year CAP
veteran earned the Spaatz
award, attended three regional
cadet competitions and visited
the United Kingdom as part of
the International Air Cadet
Exchange program. Before
transferring to Offutt, the Air
Force Academy grad was
commander of Eglin Composite
Squadron in the Florida Wing.

and Carol Powell accompanied
the group.
The Kentucky team placed
second in the volleyball tournament and won the Quiz Bowl
event for the second year in a

In the mile run, several
Kentucky Wing cadets ran their
best mile ever, and all finished
with good scores. Under the
direction of drill ream commander Cadet Lt. Col. Chris
Powell, the Kentucky cadets
smartly executed their drill with
precision. They were praised for
performing movements such as
the labyrinth, box combination,
queen's formation and counter
Cadets gathered for the
awards ceremony and banquet
immediately following the event.
When the results were tabulated, the Illinois Wing team,
who has dominated the competition for several years, was
again declared the winner. Ohio
cadets nudged out the Kentucky
team in second and third
places. Congratulations to the
following cadets who sacrificed
many weekends for practice
sessions and who so skillfully
represented the Kentucky Wing:
Chris Powell, Ryan Ruckel,
Amanda Sharp, Todd Osterloh,
Staci Barger, Kim Hall, Christina Scheer, Jeremy Stasel,
Dewayne Gibson, James
Hagan, Vincent Dodds, Jesus
Matos, Rick Casto, Mike
Portman, John Hourigan and
Russell Moore. -- Carol Powell

Michigan -- Michigan Wing
cadets are having a terrific year.
The South Oakland Cadet
Squadron was named the top
cadet squadron in the nation,
and two former Michigan Wing
cadets graduated from the U.S.
Air Force Academy.
Air Force 2nd Lts. Paul
Spaven and Jenna Barasch
were cadets at Selfridge Cadet
Squadron before being accepted into the academy.
Spaven, from Port Huron,
joined the cadet program ih
March 1988. During his three
years of service, he reached the
North Hennepln Squadron cadets Staff Sgt. Mike Scott, Flight Officer Carlton Wlckstrom, Airman Jason
rank of cadet major and was
Newton and Airman Ist Class John Castro won the Minnesota Wing annnual Color Guard Competltlon
active in many programs. He
on Oct. 28 in Apple Valley, Minn.
was group Cadet Advisory
Marsh aims to increase
more efficient emergency
weaknesses within the unit. The
Committee chair and attended
moral and emergency services
services program. He plans to
evaluation specifically identified
encampments in '88 and '90.
participation of cadets in hopes
work closely with the training
the unit's customers, suppliers,
He also took part in the
of recruiting more young people
division to accomplish the
mission and resources. They
Pararescue Orientation Course
into the ranks of CAP. He warns
squadron emergency services
identified the local communities
at Fort Knox, Ky., and Cadet
there will be many new policies,
of Bellevue and Offutt Air Force
Officers School at Maxwell Air
but promises to make sure
Wuster has given top priority
Base as unit customers and
there are still plenty of fun things Force Base and the 1990
to the completion of the new
clarified the mission to help
National Cadet Competition.
to do.
operations center. When
these communities provide
All of these experiences paid
Cadet Staff Sgt. Rick Rowe
finished, the center will fully
emergency relief and to assist in
off he entered the academy in
support the Nebraska Wing
other events.
June 1991, where he majored in
emergency services mission
Unfortunately, the survey
electrical engineering and was a
with worldwide communicashowed that resources m
member of the cadet honor
tions, both voice and digital,
specifically training m were
Great Lakes. Kentucky-!
guard for four years. In the
using conventional and fiber
lacking. The evaluation also
second semester of his junior
Grissom Air Force Base, Ind.,
optics, as well as internet
found many members were
year he was group superintenwas the site of this year's Great
connections and Air Force LAN
eager to take on more responsident cadet command, and in the
Lakes Region cadet
support. Computer operations
bility within the squadron.
last quarter of his senior year he
competition. Sixteen cadets
will be maintained in the center.
With this in mind, Squadron
became the cadet wing comWhen completed in midfrom Louisville Composite,
Commander MaJ. Kenneth
mander. This prestigious post
Kentucky Air National Guard,
Jurek restructured the squadron January, the facility will function
put him into the position of
-as a full-fledged mission base.
I~ased upon a CAP squadron
Golden Armor and Lexington
presenting a plaque and saber
The training division, under
model from 1949. Members are
squadrons represented the
to President Clinton at the
the command of Maj. Bob
now assigned to one of three
graduation ceremonies.
Kentucky Wing.!
Whelan, will consolidate the
divisions: mission operations,
Spaven is now leaving for
Senior project officer Lt. Col.!
cadet and senior programs staff.
training or mission support.
Sheppard Air Force Base for
Thomas Wendelgast and senior
Whelan's last assignment was
Jurek belieyes a permanent
pilot training. He wants to fly the
as director of cadet programs at escorts MaJ. Darren Cruz
TQM team will continue to
F-15C or E model. Spaven
Nebraska Wing headquarters.
improve the operations of the

December ! 995 0 Civil Air Patrol News 1 9

officer. From the Klitzman
Robert Gedemer and cadets LL
Squadron, Pagliaro moved to
Col. Jeffrey Thomas, Lt. Col.
personnel director with Group
Laura Murawski, 1st Lt. Dave
8. After doing an outstanding
Dais, and 2nd LL Elizabeth
job there, she soon became
director of personnel for the
,-F +,-)Wisconsin Wing paid tribute
Wisconsin Wing. There, she
served under four wing
to the Wisconsin Air National
Guard by presenting
commanders: Cols. Noonan,
Shanley, Spenner, and Stys,
commander's commendations
our present wing commander.
to Air Guard members Senior
Serving nine years as
Master Sgt. Jerry Esch, 128th
director of personnel, Pagliaro
Air Refueling Group-Vehicle
is now Wisconsin Wing's new
Maintenance, and Senior Master
aerospace education officer
Sgt. Ed Robb, the 128th Civil
and chief of staff training. As
wing director of personnel,
Esch and other personnel
Pagliaro received several
from his unit have helped
commander commendations
Wisconsin Wing over the past
and a regional commander's
nine months by transporting
'many loads of equipment from
commendation and was rated
outstanding at four region
DRMOs all over Great Lakes
inspections and four national
Region to Wisconsin Wing
inspections. She has been
storehouses. This unit was
personnel officer at more cadet Wisconsin Wing's main transencampments than she can
portation for the National Flight
remember. The only schools or Encampment at Oshkosh, Blue
colleges she hasn't attended
Beret Encampment, and the
are Air Command Staff College Wisconsin Wing Class A
and War College.
Encampment at Volk Field.
,-F ,-F -)Robb supervised the rewiring
of buildings at Oshkosh, helping
MaJ. Stephen Kohler,
bring them up to code. His
commander of the Fox Cities
assistance allowed the unit to
Members of the 927th Air Force Reserve Unit examine practice patients from Oakland Composite andComposite Squadron, acinstall ceiling fans in the dorms
South Oakland Cadet squadrons du ring an operational readiness exercise In October. The'patients' were cepted a unit citation award
and dining hall. His work also
loaded onto a C-130 and flown from Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Mount Clemens, Mich., to Phelps presented by Wing Commander CoL Lawrence Stys at made possible air conditioning
Collins Air National Guard Base in Alpena.
the 1995 Wisconsin Wing
in the senior female and the
Conference Awards Banquet
male quarters. These members
"Our short-term goal is to
involved in athletics and attendon Oct. 14 at the Ramada Inn
were called at the last minute
traces his interest in the acadensure the timeliness of informaand rushed to assist. All the
emy and the military to CAP. He
ing advanced placement
in Wausau, Wis.
tion sharing within the wing by
senior members who enjoyed
classes while still in high
The award was given for
also says CAP was a tremenusing the potential of additional
the air conditioning at Oshkosh
outstanding contributions to
dous help for him once in the
wing newsletters to augment the
academy. Many of the top
The Barasch family has
now know who to thank.
the CAP mission from Nov. 1,
wing commander's video news1988, to Sept. 1, 1994.
Wisconsin Wing also preacademy cadets are former CAP succeeded in sending yet
another to the Air Force Acadletter and other communications,"
Two other members were
sented a commander's comcadets.
Moss points out. "In addition, our
emy. Greg Barasch, Jenna's
recognized with exceptional
mendation to Chief Warrant
Spaven says the cadet
new wing PAD, 1st Lt. Jon Drayna,
brother, entered the academy in
service awards at the same
Officer 3 Robert Shue, of
program helped him understand
is in the process of securing a
Organizational Maintenance
June 1995. Congratulations to
what it would be like in the
the Barasch family for this
web site on the internet to
Great Lakes Region Liaison
Squadron 10, Wisconsin Army
military. He advises CAP cadets
facilitate information exchange."
who want to attend the academy
envious achievement.
Officer Col. Raymond Summer National Guard, Oshkosh. Shue
Wisconsin Wing has taken the
-- Capt. Joe Hebert
presented the awards to wing
and the members of OMS 10
to become involved in several
lead in another arena, that of
have supported the National
different aspects of the CAP
supply officer Capt. Robert G.
government relations. Wisconsin
Wisconsin -- At the 1995
Edwards and wing liaison
Flight and the Blue Beret
Cadet Program.
Wing Commander Col.
Wisconsin Wing Conference,
officer Lt. Col. John MacAfee.
encampments and the
Air Force 2nd Lt. Jenna
Lawerence W. Stys recently
Experimental Aviation AssociaBarasch, from Shelby Township,
new wing marketing director
Summers presented
appointed Capt. Stephen Waits to
tion Fly-in in an outstanding
joined CAP in 1989. She was in
Capt. Harvey Moss formed a
meritorious service awards to
wing marketing team.
be wing government relations
CAP almost one year before
Lt. Col. Gerald Krleger, Maj.
officer. Waite is a former elected
leaving for the academy. She
The group includes Maj.
Bruce Beyerlein, Capt. James
An overflow of cadets at the
official with a wealth of contacts in Yaroch, and Capt. Harvey
Blue Beret encampment called
Michelle Hafner, wing newsletreached the rank of cadet
both the state and national
for 28 extra beds, which put the
airman and attended the 1990
ter associate editor, 1st Lt. Jon
encampment. Jenna excelled
Drayna, Brown County Compos- political spheres. His political
The following received
buildings beyond fire regulation
expertise will add to Wisconsin
capacity. The next day, 20 more
academically in high school,
ite Squadron squadron comcommander's commendaWings' ability to lobby for favorcadets arrived, and a call for help
held numerous leadership
mander ; 2nd Lt. Jack Faas,
tions: Maj. Stephen Kohler, Lt.
able legislation.
positions and was very active in
assistant wing marketing
Col. Marcia Cunningham, MaJ. was sent to Shue for assistance
,.)- ..)- ~.
director, Walco Composite
sports. She participated in
Squadron; Tim Mandiek, Fox
Lt. Col. Pat Pagllaro was
gymnastics, soccer, diving and
presented with the Gill Robb
Cities Composite Squadron;
Wilson Award by Air Force Brig.
Barasch entered the acadand 2nd Lt. Craig Moore, public
affairs officer, Eagle River
Gen. Albert Wilkening at the 1995
emy in 1991, where she maWisconsin Wing Conference
Composite Squadron. Also
jored in economics. She felt the
Awards Ceremony. This is the
academy taught her responsibilattached is Capt. Stephen
highest training award given to a
ity and how to persevere through Waite, wing government
senior member. The presentation
tough times. While at the
relations officer.
academy, Barasch became
The members got to know
of the award demonstrates that
Pagliaro has successfully
involved in diving and gymnasone another and had a chance
tics. She is now on her way to
to brainstorm ideas at the three- completed all training requirements in the program.
Los Angeles to further her
hour formative meeting. The
Pagliaro joined the CAP as a
group also laid plans to help the
studies financial management.
Though she is still on track for
wing staff in meeting wing goals cadet in the old Madison Squadfor public affairs, recruiting, fund ron at an "undetermined" time in
an Air Force career in accountraising and training new
the past; like many other cadets,
ing, she's still considering pilot
squadron public affairs officers.
she left the organization to start a
family. When her children were
The mission of the marketing
She said that her CAP
experience helped her prepare
team is to develop market-driven the right age, she encouraged
them to join the cadet program.
for her first year at the academy,
strategic plans that reflect the
goals and objectives of WisconThree weeks after her children
especially drill and ceremony
became cadets, Pat joined, too,
Fox Cities Composite Squadron MaJ. Stephen Kohlsr, left, and
training and customs and
sin Wing and squadrons. To
becoming a senior member of the Wisconsin Wing Commander Col. Lawrence W. Stys display the Unit
accomplish this, the team will
courtesies lessons. She
Klitzman Composite Squadron.
Citation Award banner presented to the squadron in recognition of
use research data, wing staff
encourages CAP cadets to strive
While in the Klitzman Squadron,
outstanding performance at a precautionary search and rescue
input, national goals, needs of
to attend the academy. She
Pagliaro was testing officer,
exercise during the Experimental Aircraft Assocation Fly-in In
recommends placing a high
members, and other available
training officer, and personnel
Oshkosh, WiSo
priority on academics, becoming

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Civil Air Patrol News 0 December 1995

in finding cots and tents. He
went to work and brought in six
tents and 50 cots.
More cadets arrived during
the night, and Shue came up
with yet another 30 cots and
more tents. Shue also transported cadets and trained them
to assemble and take down the
Shue and his men stepped
into s major logistical problem,
and within an hour had the
solution, with men moving to
correct it. They are truly outstanding members and deserve
this recognition.
Wisconsin Wing honored a
member of Michigan Wing on
Oct 14-15 at the 1995 Wisconsin Wing Conference in
Wausau, Wis. Wisconsin Wing
Commander Col. Lawrence
Stys presented Capt. Richard V.
Verwey, commander of the Iron
Range Composite Squadron,
with a commander's commendation. The citation reads in part:
"For a period covering over 11/2
years, Capt. Verwey has been
unflagging in his efforts and
resources in assisting in every
way possible the needs and
wants of Wisconsin Wing.
Verwey made daily trips to the
base DRMO, as well as other
units, in search of needed
"This officer acted as Capt.
Edwards' counterpart screening
and freezing these much
needed particulars. He would
pick up these items and store
them at his unit or his home. He
coordinated the painting of three
vehicles and engine replacements in addition to various
other maintenance work at no
cost to Wisconsin Wing. On
many occasions he would take
time off from his own duties to
assist in coordinating the
semitractor and trailer when it
arrived from the 128th in
Milwaukee to transport equipment to Wisconsin.
"Capt Verwey has done this
and more to help Wisconsin
Wing solve many supply
Cooperation like this between wings will keep the CAP a
living, breathing entity, through
budget crunches, changing
political scenes, whatever may
come. As long as we work
together, cooperation between
units, wings and regions will
see us through any calamity.
+ + +
Bryan D. Jandorf Jr of the
Fox Cities Squadron, was
Awarded the Carl E Spaatz
Award at the Awards Banquet of
the 1995 Wisconsin Wing
Conference. The award was
presented jointly by Col.
Lawrence Stys, Wisconsin
Wing commander, and Brig.
Gen. Albert Wllkenlng of the
Wisconsin Air National Guard.
Jandorf, now a senior flight
officer, joined the CAP in
December 1991 and is a former
cadet commander at Fox Cities
as well as cadet commander of
the Noncommissioned Officers
Academy in 1994. Jandorf has
attended three encampments at
Volk Field, being named honor
cadet at WCA in 1993. He

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received a commander's
commendation for his work at
CAP EAA Oshkosh and has also
attended the Pararescue
Orientation Course at Fort Knox,


Jandorf is presently on active
duty at McGuire Air Force Base
in New Jersey. He currently
holds the rank of airman first
class. He is the 1,272nd
recipient of the prestigious
Spaatz Award.
Cadet 1st Lt. Dave Dais of
Milwaukee 623 Squadron was
named Cadet of the Year. Dais
was recognized as the most
outstanding cadet in Wisconsin
Wing in 1994 at the 1995 Wing
conference The award was
presented by Wing Commander
Col. Lawrence Stys. Cadet 1st
Lt. Dais joined CAP in July 1992
and has attended both basic
and WCA at Volk Field. This year,
Dais attended Illinois Wing
summer encampment and
found it to be "interesting."
He has attended both basic
and advanced Pararescue
Orientation Course at Fort Knox,
Ky. Dais is presently cadet
commander of 623 squadron
and is its Cadet Advisory
Council representative as well.
Dais has his radio operator's
permit and is one of the few
cadets in the wing to be flight
line qualified. He also attended
Squadron Leadership School in
1994 and has recruited six
cadets since he joined in 1992.
Later in the awards ceremonies
Dais was given a commander's

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commendation by Stys for his
work at the 1995 National Flight
Encampment during EAAOshkosh.
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Waukesha Composite
Squadron Commander Lt. Col.
Marcia Cunningham has been
selected to be Wisconsin
Wing's 1994 Senior member of
the year. Cunningham was
presented the award by Col.
Lawrence Stys, Wisconsin
Wing commander, at the 1995
Wisconsin Wing Conference
Awards Banquet.
Cunningham has been a
squadron commander three
times as well as a group
commander In addition, she
spent five years on staff at the
Illinois Wing Flight School and
ran the Wisconsin Wing Flight
Cunningham is now on staff
as wing demand reduction
officer -- 2nd Lt. Craig Moore
Wisconsin -- Fox Cities
Composite Squadron hosted
five lACE cadets and their
traveling companion at a corn
roast and picnic at Zimmermann
Field in Neenah, Wis. The five
cadets and chaperone were in
town for the Experimental Aircraft
Association flyin. Corina Steffen,
19, of Sirnach, Switzerland, has
her private pilot's license and is
enrolled in an electronics
apprenticeship program in
Switzerland. Steffen stayed with
Cadet Airman Nlcole
Schumacher of Neenah.
Aurells Frlck, 20, of the

Principality of Liechtenstein, has
her private pilot's license and
wants to enter the Swiss Air
Force and become a military
pilot:After time on active duty,
Frick wants to study international
law. Frick stayed with the
Hoffmans of Appleton.
Andrew Dysll, 19, of
Grenchen, Switzerland, is a
glider pilot and the eldest of
three children. Dysli's father is
the chief flight instructor of the
Aero Club. His mother coordinates the lACE program in
Switzerland, finding homes for
U.S. Civil Air Patrol cadets. Dysli
stayed with Cadet Sgts. Andrew
and David Schley of Forest
Peter Zimmermann is 20
years old and a glider pilot After
his mandatory military service
(all males must serve in the
Swiss military) Zimmermann
wants to study electronics and
mechanical engineering.
Thomas Alleman, 20, has
been a glider pilot for one year
He is studying economics and
wants to be a stock broker or a
military pilot Both Zimmermann
and Alleman stayed with Capt.
Scott Barbu of Appleton
Accompanying the five cadets
was Leonard Favre, 30, a glider
instructor and private pilot. Favre
has visted the United States
before, competing in the 1983
World Glider Championships in
Hobbs, N.M.
In 1984 Favre was an lACE
cadet who soloed at the Great
Lakes Regional Flight Encampment. Favre stayed with Lt. Col.

D.R. Glaser of Appleton. When
asked what impressed them the
most about the states, all six
commented on the warm and
friendly people. Each said that
Americans are more open,
trusting people than Europeans.
They also were impressed by
the sheer size of our country,
saying how flat the U.S. is
compared to Switzerland. All
said the favorite part of their trip
was the night flight over Chicago; comparing the sparkling
lights below their aircraft to the
night skies of their native
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Wisconsin m Col. Dan Bell
and MaJ. Jim Zuelsdorf, CAP
members from Mayville, Wis.,
recently served on the staff at the
Rocky Mountain/Pacific Region
Staff College at the Air Force
Academy in Colorado Springs.
The Region Staff College is a
compressed school for Level
Three officers and above Bell
was the supervisor of seminars
and Zuelsdorf was a seminar
adviser Both men received
awards for their contributions to
the school.
Back in Wisconsin, Bell is
wing director of emergency
services; Zuelsdorf is the wing
director of safety
Two other members from the
Fox Cities Squadron attended
the school as students. MaJ.
Bob Gedemer was a member of
the 'qop Seminar" group and
Capt. John Hoffman was a
Speech/Top Speaker finalist.m
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1996 National Cade Special Activities


.Atr Education and Co d
a t i o n


C o u r s e s

Have you thought about becoming
a military aviator?
Have you thought about entering
the Air Force?
Would you like to know what it's
like to enter the Air Force's Undergraduate Pilot Training Program?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then the Air Education
and Training Command Familiarization Course could be for you.
AETCFC is a one-week course designed to give selected CAP cadets a
taste of how the Air Force conducts
its flight training. Conducted by Air
Force personnel -- active duty and
Reserve -- it provides familiarization training to stimulate an interest in flying and the Air
The course conducts briefings on the mission ~d operation of a flying training wing,

course cost of $75.
page of this pul i

Advanced Pararescue Jumper
Orientation :Co se :
' Remember the exci~ment and challenge of PJOC? Remember the

Dear Cadet
I'm writing to tell you abo
special activities being offered by

Myself and the staff of th
exciting, quality training programt
Patrol as a whole. In direct correlati
are being expanded upon as well a
my full support.
In the summer of 1996, ov~
their units at activities developed fi
Air Education and Training Comn
Space Command Familiarization (
Courses or Advanced Pararescue JI
about careers in the U.S. Air Force
attend the National Cadet Flight En
Several more attending the Natic~
National Blue Beret or Hawk Mol
emergency services training folio
industry standards established by
Directorate to better incorporate~
supporting their community, state,~
many cadet officers will have an o!~
to lead our cadets into the next u
many of these notable activities it~
Please consider making on
stone in your Civil Air Patrol cadet~
you need to answer your questions
As a past participant of several e
strongly encourage you to apply.

Two tracts will be offered:: one in mountaineering and another in
tracts. Please specify your preference on the application.
Join us at Kirtland AFB, N.M., for 10 days of advanced pararescue
training. This training is given by the same high-quality instructors
from the active duty and Reserve Air Force components, and only costs


There are only 50 slots available for APJOC, so the competition will
be keen. If you are a graduate of PJOC, are in outstanding physical
condition and are ready to :step up to the challenge, send in your
application today! Application procedures are on the back page of this
pullout section .....

Peterson AFB, FA amiliar Force
Colo., and Patrick/
Space Command Familiarization Cot
in space operations for the 21st Cen
cutting edge of technology.
AFSPCFC provides an in-depth i0,
stimulate interest in space and the UI
an orientation to undergraduate nm
The curriculum includes briefingl
Space Command, and includes clas~
and foreign launch capabilities, orbi
and global positioning system satell
some basic training in navigational~
simulator training, and T,43 and heli~
tion flights are also available; aswelli
to NORAD or Embry-Riddle Aeronai
sity depending on the location at w~
A lot of activity for $75 ...........................
Interested? If so, look at the apple
dures in the back of this issue, We h
at Patrick or Peterson AFB for the 10

1996 National Cadet Special Activities O Special Insert to the December 1995 Civil Air Patrol News


t the exciting lineup of national cadet
'ivil Air Patrol.
Cadet Programs Directorate feel that
are essential to the growth of Civil Air
n to this belief, many familiar activities
new programs being established with
1,300 cadets will be able to represent
many reasons. Some cadets will attend
and Familiarization Courses, Air Force
mrses, Pararescue Jumper Orientation
nper Orientation Course to learn more
lnd aerospace industries. Others will
ampments to begin learning how to fly.
.I Ground Search and Rescue Schools,
Itain Ranger School will be provided
dng the most current guidelines and
he National Headquarters Operations
ivil Air Patrol cadets into the role of
td nation. Last, but definitely not least,
Drtunity to develop the skills necessary
lury. You could be eligible for one or

Cadet Officer School is a challenging 10-day course
designed to instill leadership and teach the most modern
management skills to selected CAP cadet officers.
Instructed by highly qualified Air Force Reserve personnel and conducted at Maxwell AFB, Ala. -- the
academic center of the U.S. Air Force -- instruction is
divided between lecture and seminar and is patterned
after the Air Force's Squadron Officer School.
These Reserve officers will instruct and guide cadets
through the Air Force approach to leadership and management. The curriculum includes:psychology of leader.
ship, problem-solving techniques, effective writing and
speaking, and group dynamics.
In addition to classes and seminars, a wide variety of
guest speakers discuss their experiences with cadets,
bringing perspective and focus to classroom discussion. Topics include: human relations,
creative thinking, leadership and national security issues. In past years, speakers have
included: CAP National Commander Brig. Gen. Richard L. Anderson; retired Army CWO4 Michael Novosel; Congressional Medal of Honor winner retired Air Force Col. Henry
Fowler -- a former Vietnam POW and later staff judge advocate for Air University; CAP
Executive Director Col. Paul J. Albano Sr.; and many others.
Physical fitness is an integral part of Cadet Officer School, so a variety of physical
activities are included both body and mind: Featured is a volleyball competi.
tion to foster fitness and leadership through competition.

or more of these activities a stepping
,reer. On these pages is the information
nd assist you in making your decision.
these programs or ones like them, I
Best regards,

Brigadier General, CAP
National Commander

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1996 National Cadet Special Activities O Special Insert to the December 199S Civil Air Patrol News

National Blue Beret
Have you ever been to an airshow? Picture an airshow where hundreds of
thousands of people come to see the many wonders of aviation, That is the
Experimental Aircraft Association's Oshkosh Fly-in m the mecca of aviation:
The National Blue Beret activity gives the opportunity for close to 200 members

direction finding, crash site procedures and helicopter operations.
After the first four days of training is completed, cadets will beactively involved
in the airshow and the history surrounding it. Several once-in-a-lifetime events
often occur during the airshow, and cadets will be encouraged to get involved
during their free time. That is not to say that there will not be work invo!ved with
this program. Each participant will work several areas of the airshow including
flightline, exhibits and crowd control. The cost of this activity will be $135 (does not
including transportation and required gear for the course).

Pararescue Jumper Orientation Courses


The pararescueman's creed is, "That others may live." For generations, they
have gone where few others dare to rescue the fallen. Join them this summer.
The Pararescue Jumper Orientation Course is a one-week course planned and
conducted byAir Force active duty, Reserve, and the Pararescue School of the 58th
Special Operations Wing, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
The course instructs cadets in Air Force pararescue techniques and enables
them to actively participate in various facets of Air Force pararescue training.
Curriculum includes land navigation, survival techniques and other skills used in
rescue operations.
Courses are tentatively scheduled for: Kirtland AFB, N.M.; Firt Knox, Ky.; and
the George Washington National Forest, Va.
In addition to the eligibility criteria listed on the back of this pullout, you must
be in outstanding physical condition. The instructor teams at this activity are
required to send home any cadet who cannot meet the physical standards.
The cost for this 7-day look at the Air Force's special operations "elite" is $75
(does not include travel expenses or required gear costs). Plan your summer now,
and plan to spend it with us at the 1996 Pararescue Jumper Orientation Course.

National Ground
Search and Rescue Schools

Israel, Hong Kong, France or any oneof 18 countries dUring the
summer of 1996~ Meals, lodging and air fare are covered by the
: ; ~ hosting countries, Civil Air Patrol and the U,S. Air Force. ~st
tothe cadets are for uniforms and incidentals.
This yeari 118 cadets who have at least received the Earhart
Aw a r d w i l l b e o ff e r e d t h i s e x t r a 0 r d i ~ o p p o r t u n i t y, Yo u
should be one of them, Look in the mail for intbrmation from
CAP National Commander B rog. Gem. Richa~ L. Andersoni as
well as in future editions of the CiVil AirPatrol News,

Have you been looking for a quick way to get qualified in emergency services
and see the latest techniques in the field? Then these activities are just what you
have been waiting for. This special activity being jointly presented by the Cadet
Programs and Operations directorates will give hundreds of cadets the opportunity to earn emergency services qualifications (101 Cards) in a two-week course
certified by CAP National Headquarters.
This course will be offered in two locations: Fort Carson, Colo, and The Miller
School, Va. The course will be conducted by qualified CAP, U.S. Air Force and
industry experts. The cost-- $175 (does not incldue travel expenses or the cost of
purchasing required gear). Interested applicants should be advised that the
course will be run in field areas at both sites, so students will be sleeping in tents
and expected to be prepared for these conditions.
Slots are available for 100 basic members, 20 advanced members, as well as 3050 staffmembers at each course. Those wishing to go through the advanced class
or be on staff at the course should be qualified ground team members or have
attended a similar school previously. Advanced team and staffmembers will be
expected to challenge and pass the written and practical exam prior to entry.
This will be a great course for both experienced and inexperienced personnel to
really become involved in emergency services See column three on back page of
pullout section for application guidelines.

1996 National Cadet Special Activities O Special Insert to the December 199S Civil Air Patrol News