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c/General Miller Assumes Command
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. Brig. Gen. Carl S. Miller, USAF, assumed the duties as commander of Headquarters,
CAP-USAF in a change-of-command ceremony here on Aug. 29. He succeeded Brig. Gen. Leslie J.
Westberg, USAF, who retired effective Sept. I after more than 32 years of active military service.!
Brig. Gen. William C. Norris, commander of Headquarters Command (USAF) at Boiling AFB, D.C., was the
installing officer. Headquarters Command {USAF) is the major Air Force command which oversees Hq.
General Miller is a native of Birmingham, Ala., and was graduated from the University of Alabama with a
bachelor of science degree in 1951. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and entered pilot training as
an aviation cadet in 1952. He was graduated and received his pilot wings and commission as second
lieutenant in 1952.!
During the Korean conflict, he served with the 474th Tactical Fighter Wing at Kunsan, Korea, and later
became operations officer of the 430th Tactical Fighter Squadron. When the conflict ended in 1953, he had
flown 57 combat missions.!
In 1953, General Millerwas assigned to Laughlin AFB, Tex., where he served with the 3645th Combat Crew
Training Wing as a fighter gunnery instructor in the F-84 and AT-33 aircraft.!
After serving in several key positions in the United States and Germany, General Miller was assigned to
the 31st Tactical Fighter Wing at Homestead AFB, Fla. The 31st Wing was deployed to Tuy Hoa Air Base in
the Republic of Vietnam and upon completion of F-100 training, he rejoined the Wing in 1967 to serve as
chief of the Operations and Training Division.!
He flew 278 combat missions in the F-100 aircraft.!
After completing a tour of duty in Germany and the United States, General Miller returned to South.east
Asia as vice commander of the 8th Tactical Fighter, Wing at Ubon Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand, and
become commander of the wing in 1972. He directed the 8th Wing and lead F-4 strike missions in
Operation Linebacker over North Vietnam. While commanding the wing he flew 189 combat missions in
the F-4 Phantom aircraft.!
(See New Commander, Page 2)





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T h r e e N a m e d To R e c e i v e
Frank G. Brewer A wards
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Civil Air Patrol recently named two of its own members and a high schoolprincipal as winners of the Frank G. Brewer Memorhl Aerospace Award for 1975.
The three are: Cadet Lt. Col. Mary C. Tout of Fort Worth, Tex., winner in the cadet category; CAP
Maj. Charles H. Mannel of Minneapolis, Minn., senior member category winner; and Harry P. Hick-s,
Jr., of Calvert, Tex., winner in the organization-individual category..
The awards, consisting of engraved plaques, will be presented to the winners at Civil Air Patrol's national board meeting at St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 2-5.
The award commemorates the late Frank G. Brewer, a Birmingham Ala., trucking firm executive for
this lifelong interest in aviation and aerospace education for yonngAmericans. To win the award, nominees "must have performed a noteworthy achievement contributing to aerospace advancement or understanding."
Cadet Tout is a memberof the
C a r s w e l l C a m p . S q . ( Te x a s
Wing) where she presently
serves as cadet deputy commander and has twice served as
the unit's commander.

CAP Saves Continue Oimbing,
Total Reaches 39 During Year

BOARD MEETING SITE -- CAP members 1st Lt. Charlotte
Bruckmeier and TSgt. Dennis Stockwell of the Missouri Wing takes
a sneak preview of the sites in St. Louis, Mo., where CAP members
From across the nation will gather Oct. 2-5 to conduct their annual
National Board meeting. If you haven't made your room reservations yet, a registration form is printed on page 16 for your convenience. You can also pre-register in advance by sending in the
Pre-registration Form which appears on page 2. (Photo by Bob










MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- As of
mid-August (press time) the
number of persons saved in 1975
through the efforts of Civil Air
Patrol had surpassed the
number saved during the entire
year last year.
Saves in 1975 now total 39 as
compared with 36 for all of 1974.
The latest save came on Aug. 7
when a critically injured man
was rescued in Alaska. The lifesaving mission began when
operations personnel at Clear
Air Force Station, Alaska,
notified the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center that Charles W.
Monroe had been injured in an
automobile accident and required evacuation.
Within minutes after receiving
the call, the Clear Civil Air
Patrol unit launched a U-6
Beaver aircraft. The patient was
picked up and transported to the
Fairbanks International Airport
where a waiting ambulance
rushed him to the Fairbanks
Memorial Hospital.
Due to the critical nature of
the patient's injuries, the
attending physician stated that a

save should be credited to the
CAP pilot, Gene Augustine.
Save number 38 came Aug. 1
when the Wisconsion CAP Wing
was credited with saving the life
of a 74-year-old man, Oscar
The Vilas County sheriff requested CAP assistance in
searching a swampy area for the
missing man who had become
lost while taking a walk.
CAP Maj. William Reese
piloted the CAP aircraft which
located the lost man six miles
east of Eagle River, Wisc., and
directed a ground party to the
(See Saves Total, Page 2)


'Operation Love'. .......... 3
ELT's ......................... 6
Survival Training ..........7
CAP's Top Squadrons ..... 9
IACE ........................ 1 0
Staff College ............... 11
Pa. Ranger School ....... 1 3

~Cadet Staff College ......

1 ~

In addition to meeting with her
own squadron, she started the
Grandbury Camp. Sq. and personally undertook the instruction for the initial six-week
training period. She also travels
60 miles twice monthly to meet
with the Cleburne Camp. Sq. and
68 miles each week to Mineral
Wells, Tex., to instruct a new
squadron there in Leadership
Laboratory techniques.
She is involved in the Texas
Wing Advisory Council and is
presently Sixth Group Cadet Advisory Council chairman. Mary
is constantly promoting CAP in
community and is a staunch advocate of aerospace education
for her high school.
Major Mannel, a professor at
the University of Minnesota,
serves Civil Air Patrol as Aerospace Education deputy chief
o f s t a ff f o r t h e N o r t h C e n tral Region. His lifelong interest has been one of aerospace
and aerospace education.
He attended Baltimore
Polytechnic Institute, served
four years in the U. S. Air Force
(See Three Receive, Page 2)




New Commander

(continued from Page 1)
General Miller was then assigned to Headquarters Allied Air Forces
Southern Europe (AIRSOUTH), NATO, in Naples, Italy, as chief of
the Tactical Evaluation Section and in 1973 became deputy assistant
chief of staff for Operations for AIRSOUTH. He became deputy commander of Fifth Allied Tactical Air Force, NATO, at Vicenza, Italy, in
General Miller is a command pilot. His military decorations and
awards include the Silver Star with one leaf cluster, Legion of Merit,
Distinguised Flying Cross with eight oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star
Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with 29 oak leaf
clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Air Service Medal. During the Korean conflict and two tours of
duty in Southeast Asia, he completed 524 combat missions.
General Miller is married to the former Mary Ulrich of New
Bruanfels, Tex. They have four children: Nina, Shannon, Mark and

Save Total Increases

FIRST -- Cadet 1st Lt. Thomas Krause, left, is congratulated by CAP Lt. Col. Kenneth
Hoser after becoming the first cadet to receive training and solo from Pennsylvania Wing's
first Glider Squadron 909. Col. Hoser served as his instructor and is the Wing Glider Project

Nationwide Effort

Cadets Assist In Aviation Survey

Not all cadet or composite uncadets at three airports in the
its were tasked with the survey,
vicinity of Montgomery, Ala. in
because FAA randomly selected
June. "It was a complete
airports to participate. A letter
success," noted Colonel
of instruction was sent to
Haskins. "Comments from the
cadets and supervising seniors
selected CAP units in early July
were extremely favorable."
explaining the over-aU situation
and details of the operation.
CAP provided assistance in a
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data has proven~e invaluable
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procedures, a preliminary surpursue his master's degree at
v e y w a s c o n d u c t e d b y C A P t o FA A .
the University of Minnesota.
He has worked with the
Aerospace Education Teacher
Education Program for training
teachers at the University of
FT. LEE, Va. -- Ft. Lee Composite Squadron, Virginia Wing has
Minnesota and working through
been selected to develop a comprehensive emergency services the Department of Aeronautics
program in Task Force I of the Virginia Wing.
and Mechanical Engineering,
The program centers around a newly-created Advanced Rescue
Major Mannel organized, wrote
Technician Schoel (ARTS) organized by the Fort Lee Squadron.
the curriculum and initiated the
Four courses to be offered by the school include a cadre course for
University of Minnesota's
squadron leaders, a basic course for team members, a team com- Aerospace Education Workshop.
mander course for team leaders and a staff officer course for ground
His organizational ability has
operations officers.
provided aerospace education
The first cadre course was conducted in July with representatives
experiences for many and, in his
from three squadrons and Task Force I staff attending.
position with CAP, his presenBasic course curriculum includes instruction in land navigation, vietations have resulted in dozens
tim extrication, field communications and difficult terrain crossing.
of new aerospace education
ARTS graduates will form squadron-level ground teams providing
programs at all levels of the
Task Force I with a greatly enhanced emergency services capability.
school system throughout a
seven-state area.
Major Mannel has contributed
articles for publication and
served on panels and as a
speaker on state, regional and
(Pre-registration Form)
national levels. His untiring efforts, zeal and dedication on
registrations at $19.00 each.
behalf of aerospace education
can only result in the continued
growth of CAP's aerospace
education program.
Check One:
[4icl~, principal of Calvert, Tex.,
High School, is a first lieutenant in CAP and is commander
of Calvert High School Comp. Sq.
C A P _ _
In less than two years after he
Other __
formed the unit, it was named
Squadron of the Year for the
22nd Group and nominated
Squadron of the Year for the
22nd Group for the Texas Wing.

MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Civil
Air Patrol cadets assisted the
Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) in conducting a
nationwide survey of general
a~ation activity during August.
The survey, which spanned
more than 400 airports in all 50
states and Puerto Rico, took
place on Saturday, Aug. 23, and
Tuesday, Aug. 26. Activities
started at dawn and continued
until dark each day.
"Purpose of the two-day survey was to systematically gather
important information concerning the significant aspects of
general aviation and how they
meld into the national aviation
system" according to Lt. Col.
G.L. Haskins, director, cadet
programs at CAP National
The survey was designed in
two parts: Part I was to interview general aviation pilots,
while Part II was to record the
N-number (registration) of
general aviation aircraft taking
off or landing at selected airports.



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In all, 10 saves were credited
to Air Force and Army
Helicopter pilots and the CAP
crew due to the lack of medical
facilities and the remoteness of
the accident.
The Wisconsin Wing also
chalked up the year's 36th save
on June 26.
The CAP unit volunteered
their assistance to the local
police after hearing that Ed
Pufall, 72, was missing in the
shoreline area of Lake Superior.
A CAP ground team affected
the rescue of the man, who had
apparently fallen down a deep
ravine, after he was located by
some children. The man was
weak and unable to get upright
when rescued.

Three Receive Awards

Unit Develops Special Course

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members from his unit. In addition, his high school band has
played at numerous activities
and has been designated the official Texas Wing CAP band.
Harry Hicks, through his
tireless efforts introduced his
community to aerospace education and motivated them to activity and progress.
A committee at Civil Air
Patrol National Headquarters
here selected the winners from
nominations submitted from
across the nation.

1975 CAP National Convention



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site. The man was weak and unable to stand after spending the
night in the woods.
Alaska was the scene of CAP's
37th save of the year on July 5.
The Alaska Wing was credited
with saving the life of a
passenger aboard the Alaska
Railroad train which collided
with a freight train some 115
miles north of Anchorage.
A call from an Alaskan
Railroad dispatcher to the RCC
started the mission which also
involved Air Force and Army
helicopter and medical personnel.
Flying the CAP mission
credited with the save were
Gene Weidler and Jeff Bowden
of the Anchorage CAP unit.

Please make check payable to "National Headquarters CAP" and mail to HQ CAP-USAF
AC, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 36112.
(Checks and pre-registration form must be receive8 by HQ CAP USAF/AC no later than Sept. 15, 1975)


*lf registration Is being made for more than one person, please include names and ranks of oil individuals.


A former cadet familiar with
the CAP program, Lieutenant
Hicks established one of the first
CAP high school aerospace
education programs in his state
and blazed a trail for others to
The accomplishments of his
high school unit are many. They

Commander CAP Maj.
Douglas J. Jacques of the
Burlington Cadet Squadron
was recently awarded a
four-year U.S. Army
ROTC scholarship. This
scholarship is awarded to
outstanding senior
students who have achieved a meritorious record in
academic studies, extra
curricular activities and
college entrance exams.
Jacques will be attending
the University of Vermont.



There Are l aders And group of people, there are recognized I'
There Are Leaders
In all walks of life take are those is true in
In any
orders and those who thereorders. This who give
b y C h a p l a i n , ( C o l . ) J g m e p h T. O ' B r l e n , U S A F

leaders. They may or may not hold an official
the United States Air Force, in Civil Air Patrol, in
position. There is the person who knows more
school, or on the job.
about a specific subject -- he is "an authority" in
Unfortunately, oftentimes persons in positions of
his field. A person may be a "natural leader" in
authority get "carried away." Being the recipients
some sport, and people respect his skill and ability.
of many courtesies sincerely given out of respect
for the office, they begin to look for, expect, and
Ideally (and, remember, one seldom reaches the
ideal), all authority is at least partly earned
sometimes even demand that more and more considerations be granted and bestowed upon them.
authority. In the long run, the only authority that
counts for much is "earned authority.', A leader
They seem to forget that they are just as human as
can force people to work. But only the leader who
anybody else. And "God help the underling" who
has earned this authority can get people to work
does not treat them a little bit better than
everybody else. In many ways, if a sense of humor
can be maintained, there are a lot of laughs as they
To get any job done, it takes things and people.
begin to take on their supra-/preternatural nature.
Good leaders never use people like things. They
There is much enjoyable entertainment in
are forever mindful that people are their most
watching a little dog trying to be like a member of
precious and valuable resource. Not so the leaders
the family; and there is much entertainment, but
who try to play God! Not so the leaders who have
not so enjoyable, in watching a leader trying to
forgotten that they can be just as weak and fallible
make like God.
as any other mortal!

CAP PRESENTS COLORS -- The War Eagle Composite
Squadron (Alabama Wing) Color Guard presents the colors
during a recent Bicentennial activity in Auburn, Ala. This
was the first display of Auburn's Bicentennial flag. Color
Guard members are (left to right), Cadets we Craig
Calhoun, we Woody Greathouse and Sgt. Mike Watkins.

Cadets Graduate From School
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- One hundred and sixty-six CAP cadets,
graduates of the Cadet Officers School, recently returned to their
respective units after two weeks of extensive training. The school was
designed to prepare them to assume positions of leadership in their
One of the highlights of the program was the graduation banquet
held at Maxwell Officers Open Mess. Master of ceremonies
casion was Lt. Col. Bennie/~Iangus, director of the school, for the ocThe program included trophies for the best speeches given at the
school. Winners were: 3rd place: William J. Flannigan, Ventura,
California. 2nd place: Ken N. Kojima, Wainea, Kauai, Hawaii. 1st
place: Ted La Plante, Scotia, New York.
Cadet Kojima also was selected as Outstanding Cadet of the 1975
Cadet Officers School.

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From The Commander

Greetings From General Miller
by Brig. Gen. Carl S. Miller, USAF
C o m m a n d e r , C A P. U S A F

When you read this, I will
have been with you for less
than one month. In fact, I am
writing this column from Italy
so that I can
get it into this
issue of the
paper and give
you a chance to
know a little
more about me
before we meet
face-to-face in St. Louis.
I have known of Civil Air
Patrol throughout my career

and I am looking forward very
much to working with such a
group of dedicated people. I am
delighted that General Jones
has recognized you as a part of
the Air Force and that he has
given me the opportunity to
serve with "the original allvolunteer force."
Being a fighter pilot by
trade, I have always been
aware of the need for, and the
value of, an organized and efficient search --J .......
organization. Y,
need to the avia
grand manner.

knowledgeable group of private
As a native Alabamian, I am
looking forward to coming
home -- but I don't expect to
spend much time there. I
believe in being where the
work is done, so I am looking
forward to visiting with you in
your local units at the earliest
opportunity. Until then, my
Finally, as a man who has wife, Mary, joins me in saying,
seen firsthand the value of -"Good health, Godspeed in
As the father of four
children, I feel very strongly
about the value of a well
organized and effective youth
program. In today's unsettled
environment, it is reassuring to
find a group of people still
dedicated to training the youth
of America in those values and
talents that made this nation

For the benefit of all


members of Civil Air Patrol,
the latest statistics of search
and rescue activities
throughout the organization
tre shown below.
These are unofficial figures
compiled by Directorate of
Operations at CAP National

(As of Aug. 17, 1975)
Number of missions .... 401
Number of Aircraft .......4,019
Number of sorties ......... 7,948
Flying hours .............. 15,111
Personnel ................. 19,933
Mobile radios ............... 4,268
Fixed radios ................3,681
Saves ............................ 3 9
Finds ........................... 172

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C o m m a n d e r C A P - U S A F . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brig. Gen. Carl S. Miller, USAI:

N a t i o n a l C o m m a n d e r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brig. Gen. William M. Patterson, CAP
D i r e c t o r o f I n f o e m a t i a n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lt. Col. Win. aper| III, USAF
TSg,. Don Thweett, USAF
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P R E C I S I O N F LY I N G - - A s m a l l g r o u p o f h i g h l y t r a i n e d
pilots from the Civil Air Patrol's New Jersey Wing have
formed a precision flight team with the ,minis Cessna 150s.
The team, known as "The Dragonflies," made its debut on
Armed Forces Day with a half-hour demonstration at
McGuire AFB, N.J. Since then they have participated in
parade fly-overs and hope to take part in future parades and
airshows. The team is under the direction of CAP Lt. Col.
George Beehenek, wing else'anions officer. (Photo by Hal
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A CAP Romance Story

Boy Meets Girl, Love Blooms

by Maj. Noel E. Tomas, USAFR
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- American style love fits in with the Civil Air Patrol as well as any place else
where boy and girl meet. The story of such a romance was told at the CAP annual National Staff College
here recently. Both individuals were attending the college, the young man as a seminar advisor and his wife
as a student. For Air Force Reserve Capt. Robert C. Bess and Civil Air Patrol Maj. Brenda L. Bess of
Soring, Tex., love began for them as cadets in 1956.
Although 350 miles separated them in their CAP squadrons -- the Corpus Christi Cadet Squadron for
Robert and the Grand Prarie Cadet Squadron for Brenda -- their romance bloomed. They both had become
cadets in 1955, with Brenda joining one month before Robert.
A summer cadet encampment at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, Tex., brought them together for their
first real date although they had seen each other in passing at times at CAP activities. Robert had commandeered a car, but for the record, both reported that their first date was to a movie. At the encampment,
Robert was cadet deputy commander and Brenda was a squadron commander.
From that year on, distance
played havoc with their
relationship and then in 1960,
they both left for college. Robert
entered Texas A & M in 1959 as
part of the Corps of Cadets while
Brenda took nurse training in
1960 at Texas Weslyan in Fort
Wo r t h . T h i s t i m e 2 5 0 m i l e s
separated them.
A C A D E M Y AWA R D - - A i r F o r c e A c a d e m y C a d e t D o n a l d
But distance could not stop
W. Henney III, (right) receives the Outstanding Cadet in
their dating and weekends -- at
M i l i t a r y Tr a i n i n g f r o m A i r F o r c e B r i g . G e n . L e s l i e J .
least every other one -- became
very important.
Westberg, national commander, during ceremonies at the
Academy recently. Henney, one of 750 young men to receive
As school went on, they decidbachelor of science degrees and commissions in the U. S. Air
ed the time had arrived to get
Force recently will enter the University of California at Los
married and they eloped in
November 1961. Brenda finished
Angeles to study for a master's degree. The Civil Air Patrol
nurse training shortly after that
sponsored award, named in honor of Brig. Gen. William
in 1962 and moved to student
Mitchell, recognized the cadet in Class of 1975 who was outhousing at Robert's college. He
standing in military leadership over the past four years.
finished college and was com(USAF Photo)
missioned in 1963.
Both had joined the senior
CAP program in 1960. While in
HUSBAND AND WIFE -- Maj. Brenda L. and husband Capt.
college, Robert formed the D.
Robert C. Bess at CAP's Annual National Staff College held
Harold Byrd Senior Squadron
at Maxwell AFB, recently.
a n d a f t e r o n e y e a r, i t w a s
honored as the Squadron-of-theYear. After marriage, Robert
their flying model helicopters,
held the post of squadron comgliders and airplanes. They put
than 2,000 people recently
mander and Brenda was adattended an eight-hour Civil Air on two flying demonstrations usMAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- The Emergency Services office here
ministrative officer.
ing several of their aircraft and
Patrol fly-in sponsored by
recently completed a new CAP Observer Manual (CAPM - 50-5
Air Force life began in earnest
members of Pennsylvania
dated Aug. 8, 1975) and distribution is now being made.
for the Bess's at Williams AFB,
More than 400 people took adWing's Fayette County Sr. Sq.
The CAP manual rescinds the one dated September 1964. Four
Ariz., where Robert took his
vantage of the Penny-a-Pound
copies are being mailed to each region and wing and one copy to
pilot training. Brenda worked as
aircraft rides. For many of these
The event was held at the
each sector, group, squadron and flight. Additional copies are
a nurse in a hospital off base.
Connellsville Airport which saw it was their first time in an airavailable at the CAP Book Store.
And in 1965, their daughter,
some 40 aircraft participating.
Cynthia, was born.
Traffic control, guarding of
Glider aircraft arrived by air
from the Pittsburgh Soaring
parked automobiles and airThen they were transferred to
Altus AFB, Okla., where Robert Club and put on a display of their craft, and radio communications
soaring art. The Experimental were provided by cadets and
flew SAC's B-52. This time
senior members of CAP's
Aircraft Association members
separation came in the form of
squadrons from Group 1400.
flew in a number of their
seven-day red alerts.
homebuilt and restored antique
But, CAP activities did not
aircraft, some of which took
end. Robert held the squadron
their owners 10 years to build.
commander's post of the Altus
The Laurel Highlands Model
Composite Squadron and he was
Airplane Club of Greensburg and
the base liaison officer for CAP.
the Laurel Highlands Radio
In 1967, their son, Stephen was
Controlled Airplane Club of
born and Robert left for Vietnam
Uniontown displayed a some of
~,/lY 1776-~'~
to fly C-7s and to give instruction
on the aircraft.
Re returned to his family in
1968 for a short tour as an instructor at the combat crew
training school at Sewart AFB,
Nashville, Tenn.
Service ended with Robert's
employment with Delta Airlines
flying a Convair 880 based out of
Houston, Tex. Brenda again worked as a nurse in 1970 at the
Montgomery County Hospital
near where they presently live.
She quit nursing in 1973.
Their CAP activities picked up
again in 1969 where Robert held
the group and now the sector
comnmander's post. Brenda is
t h e a s s i s t a n t Te x a s W i n g
medical officer.
OPTIMISTS ADOPTS CAP -- Optimists International
Both have accumulated 20
years in Civil Air Patrol each.
P a c i fi c S o u t h w e s t J u n i o r P a s t G o v e r n o r Wa r r e n E l l i o t
And, although outranked as an
(left), is briefed on Civil Air Patrol by CAP Lt. Col. Tom
Air Force Reserve captain,
CHAT -- Senator Howard Baker (Rep.-Tenn.) discusses the
Elder (center), and WO Wayne M. Behren of California's
Robert holds the rank of lieutestatus of Civil Air Patrol's supply bill with CAP cadets (left
Hayward Composite Squadron 6, at the San Francisco Opnant colonel in CAP.
to right) Carl May, Danny Sullivan and Bill Johnson of the
timist International Convention. CAP was one of three youth
There is some distance caused
Georgia Wing during the fifth annual Marigold Festival held
groups represented in the Optimist "House of Optimism".
by their CAP jobs, but not like it
recently at Winterville, Ga. Cadets from the CSRA Cadet
was before, or is it now that he
Each of the 3,000 attendees who visited the CAP booth were
Squadron and the Athens Composite Squadron assisted local
flies with four days on and three
told to contact the wing headquarters in their state concernpolice with traffic and ernwd cemtrel dtariag the event.
ing sponsoring cadet activities.

Fayette County Senior Unit

Conducts Eight- Hour Fly- In

Office Completes New Manual





Cadet McClendon Is Named
To CAP's 25-Year Honor Roll
1970Charles R. Bisbee Ill, Jacksonville Com1964 Jerold E. Budinoff, Stamford Squadron -Connecticut Wing.
posite Squadron, Florida Wing.
Colo. -- Cadet Mike H. McClen1963 Kenneth D. Kopke, Cork County Sheriff
1969Robert G. Bell, Fairfax Squadron, National
don, one of 750 members of the
Capitol Wing.
Cadet Squadron -- Illinois Wing.
Class of 1975 to graduate from
1968 Paul H. Sutton, Park Forest Squadron,
1962John Cottam Swonson Jr., Olympus
Squadron -- Utah Wing.
Illinois Wing.
the U.S. Air Force Academy
1967 ~onathan M. Specter, Oak Ridge CAP
1961John D. Sullivan Jr., Worehester Squadron
recently was named winner of
-- Massachusetts Wing.
Squadron -- Tennessee Wing.
1966 Stanley E. Boyd, Lake Charles Cadet
1960 Frank David Mayberry, Pratt Squadron I,
t h e C i v i l A i r P a t r o l 2 5 - Ye a r
Squadron -- Louisiana Wing.
Kansas Wing
Honor Roll Award.
1965Richard Barton Jr., Canonsburg 608
1959 David Keith Richart, Richmond Squadron n,
McClendon was named to the
Squadron -- Pennsylvania Wing
Virginia Wing.
CAP 25 Year Honor Roll as the
former CAP cadet to graduate
with the highest order of merit
in the Class of 1975.
McClendon joined the Bayou
City Composite Squadron as a
CAP cadet when he was 13. In his
four years with the squadron, he
attained the rank of cadet
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- The Air Force Rescue Coordination
colonel, became the squadron
Center (AFRCC) is frequently queried by Civil Air Patrol by
commander and received the
members about the action taken when an ELT report is received.
Spaatz Award.
Some members believe their units are called too often for false
As a CAP cadet, he parELT searches, while others feel neglected. In an effort to make l
ticipated in many activities, inknown the current AFRCC policy on the subject, the AFRCC has
cluding the Jet Orientation
made available the following information:
Course, Spiritual Life
"1. During the first six months of 1975, there were 2,913 ELT
Conference, CAP Staff College,
signals reported to the AFRCC, an average of 485 per month. Nineaerospace education programs
hundred and thirty-nine (32 percent) of all signals were located and
and attendance at several
termination of the signal was reported to the AFRCC. Location and
summer encampments.
termination of the remaining 68 percent was not reported to the
At a national flying encampAFRCC. During the same period there were:
ment held in Norman, Okla., he
Downed acft reported to the AFRCC
earned his private pilot license
- 28 (16 Percent) Downed acft located by aid of the ELT
as a CAP cadet. He has attended
148 (84 Percent) Downed acft on which ELT did not aid in location.
the National Board Meeting for
With reference to the 148 aircraft, some were or were not ELT
the past seven years, and will be
equipped. If equipped, the ELT did not in all instances function
present for the 1975 conclave in
properly. These figures indicate there is still a high percentage of
St. Louis, Mo.
false alarms.
At commencement exercises
"2. We have bad a magnificent response from CAP wings to our
in Falcon Stadium on June 4, his
requests for air and/or ground search for ELTs. Informal feedback
parents, Dr. and Mrs. Charles H.
indicates some units would like to be called more frequently, while
McClendon of Houston, Tex.,
others feel they are being launched too often to search for nonwere present to see him don the
distress objectives. We treat all ELT signals as probable distress
gold bars of an Air Force second
situations. The following factors are also considered:
lieutenant and receive a
bachelor o~-,mCienee dt~ i~-> : ~ , ~ " a . ~ e ~ a t h s ~ i ~ " j ' * ' " . . . . .f . .- . -. . .. .. a ..... .oi,,,~o~
. . .
. . . .
(INREQ, ALNOT~ familycbtL'~rn; e~c. j-., .....
astronautical engineering. He is
"b. Is the signal being heard by an airborne aircraft, ground
on the Superintendent's List for
station, or both?
excellence in both academics
"c. Where is it coming from, is it on an airport or away from an
and military leadership.
airport? Is it in a remote or populated area?
Assigned to the Cadet Wing
"d. Is it being heard on VHF, UHF, or both?
s t a f f t h e p a s t s e m e s t e r,
"e. Is it near adverse weather or rugged terrain ?
McClendon was also the
"f. If reported by an airborne aircraft, what was its altitude;
academic section editor of
where and when was it heard first, loudest, and last? (With two or
"Polaris," the Academy yearmore reports containing this information we can plot a probable
book. In addition, he was the
position. )
president of the Astronautics
"g. What resources are available for air and/or ground search
Club and a member of the
(CAP, civil, military, etc.)?
Spanish and History clubs.
"3. Depending on the answers to these questions, we may imMcClendon's first assignment
mediately launch a search. On the other hand, we may need more
will be Columbus Air Force
complete reports to make a wise decision. When opening a search
Base, Miss. He will begin a year
with CAP and when the ELT signal is our only indication of
of jet pilot training to earn his
probable distress, we request one or two aircraft ann any amount of
silver Air Force wings.
ground search that appears needed."
"The Civil Air Patrol cadet
To assist the AFRCC in making decisions concerning SAR acprogram gave me the opportunitions, the following action is requested of all pilots. When an airty to find out what the Air Force
borne aircraft hears an ELT signal, the following four bits of inforis all about, and what a military
mation should be passed to the nearest FAA facility for relay to the
lifestyle is like," McClendon
said. "Later, .the CAP program
a. Altitude of reporting aircraft.
gave me the thrust I needed to
b. When and where signal heard first.
apply to the Academy and do
c. When and where signal heard loudest.
well here. In my opinion, CAP
d. When and where signal lost or faded.
cadet training is the best
The ELT manufacturers are aware of the shortcomings of the
national program for young men
ELT equipment, and they are working hard to improve their
and women in the aerospace
product. Until ELTs are more reliable and work only when called
education field because of sponupon in an accident, we will continue to be plagued with false
sorship by the U.S. Air Force."
McClendon is the second cadet
Since there is no way to distinguish between distress and nonin history to receive the CAP 25distress signals without physically locating the source, every signal
Year Honor Roll Award from the
must be investigated. This is why CAP is called on so often to assist
same CAP squadron. Cadet
in location of signals.
Brian W. Jones, who graduated
from the academy in 1973, was
also the Honor Roll award
winner from the Bayou City
Composite Squadron, Texas
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Two tion was caught by an explosion
Wing CAP.
at the hotel's poolside area.
Former Academy graduates
alert CAP cadets were credited
The two cadets raced to the
whose names are engraved on
recently with money-saving and
perhaps life-saving action when scene and roused people sleeping
the CAP 25 Honor Roll in
they spotted a fire at a resort in nearby rooms by shouting and
Arnold Hall include the
Imaging on doors.
hotel here.
Hotel staff members
1974 Rodney S. Crist, Pinttsburg Cadet Squadron
The cadets, Cyndee Hughes of evacutated some of their guests
No. t, New York Wing.
1973 Brian W. Jones, Bayou City Composite
file Keehi Signal Comp. Sq. and
as a precautionary measure. AcSquadron, Texas Wing.
Reed P~hrer of the Mokulein
cording to a hotel spokesman the
1972 William H. Walker IV Bex@-erton-~omposite
Squadron, Oregon Wing.
Glider Comp. Sq., were strolling
fire caused an estimated $~5,000
1971 Jerrold T. Luadquist, Arlington Squadron,
on the beach when their attendamage.
National Capitol Wing.

Rescue Coordination Center
Explains ELT Action Taken

HONOR ROLL -- Cadet Mike H. McClendon, (center)
receives the Civil Air Patrol 25 Year Honor Roll plaque from
Air Force Brig. Gen. Leslie J. Westberg (left), CAP
N a t i o n a l C o m m a n d e r, a n d A i r F o r c e B r i g . G e n . H o y t S .
Vandenberg Jr., Commandant of Cadets at the Air Force
Academy. McClendon, formerly a member of the Bayou City
Composite Squadron (Texas Wing) was the 17th graduate to
have his named added to the scroll in Arnold Hall. (USAF

SAR Seminars Benefit
Various Organizations
RICHFIELD, Minn. -- Civil
Air Patrol Maj. George H.
Tucker, Emergency Services
coordinator for the Minnesota
Wing, recently completed a
round of search and rescue
seminars aimed at getting a
better working relationship and
understanding among the
various organizations that work
together during emergencies.
These seminars were held
throughout Minnesota, starting
with one last October and continuing with one every month.
Representatives from Defense
Civil Preparedness Agency, Red
Cross, sheriffs' departments,
Highway Patrol, Forestry
Department, Salvation Army,
Federal Aviation Ad-

ministration, Department of
Aeronautics, ambulance drivers,
medical rescue teams and any
other organization that wished to
attend were invited to take part
in the discussions.
The morning sessions were
usually spent in an exchange of
ideas with Civil Air Patrol and
the other organizations letting
each other know what they had
to offer.
The afternoon sessions were
devoted to discussions with CAP
members and covered such
things as filling out CAP forms,
bow CAP went about getting involved in missions and
procedures that had to be followed and in general SAR training
necessary for CAP members.

Two Alert Members Avert Mishap


CADET AWARD -- Cadet Col. Annette Chlapowski of Montana Wing's Billings Composite Squadron is presented the
Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award by CoBgressman John Melcher
(Dem. Mont.). Cadet Cbiapowski has been active in CAP for
more than six years and has earned her private pilot wings.
She has held all cadet positions in her unit and is presently
serving as the Squadron Administrative Officer.




CAP Cadets Complete

S u r v i v a l Tr a i n i n g A t A F A c a d e m y

WELCOME -- Air Force Academy Cadet Barton H. Wohl,
(center), chats with CAP cadets about academy life prior to
their visit to the survival museum. Highly interested in the
CAP program, Barton and several of his peers outlined
academy admission requirements with the interested

S TA F F D I S C U S S I O N - - C a d e t s ( l e f t t o r i g h t ) R o b e r t J .
Sobczak, adjutant, Ruben Acosta, executive officer, and
Gary Boyd, deputy commander, lay procedure plans prior to
an evening formation at the seventh annual CAP survival

NOW HEAR THIS -- Cadets pay close attention to a survival
technique demonstration that may save their lives some day.
They learned how to make beef jerky, for example, and wild
onion with dandelion soup and to use a parachute harness to
fashion back packs and muck-luck boots.

Colo. -- Rugged. Challenging. Individually beneficial.
Such were the opinions expressed by 60 Civil Air Pa~6[
cadets representing the
organization's eight regions
who recently completed the
tough land and water survival
course at the United States Air
Force Academy.
The seventh annual survival
course, one of several outstanding summer activities open
to selected cadets, terminated
with an awards banquet at which
Cadet Capt. Steven Malara of the
Utica Composite Squadron, New
Yo r k W i n g , w a s n a m e d t h e
Honor Cadet. Air Force Col.
George J. Nelson, Chief of Staff
a t t h e A c a d e m y, p r e s e n t e d
Cadet Malara with an engraved
pen stand in recognition of his
The weeklong, fast-moving
training in techniques of living
o ff t h e l a n d w a s t a u g h t b y
regular Air Force NCO's whose
specialty is teaching others how
to survive in hostile terrain.
"This year's class of CAP
cadets was a mature, eager to
learn, enthusiastic group in excellent physical condition,"
stated Air Force Maj. John D.
Jacobcik, officer-in-charge of
the Academy's survival, escape,
resistance and evasion (SERE)
program. "They made an excellent impression on everyone
they came into contact with in
this area."
The cadets were divided into
four flights for the duration of
their training. CAP Cadet Col.
Randall Cason of the Cutler
Cadet Squadron, Florida Wing,
holder of the Falcon Award was
designated the cadet encampment commander.
"In four days of intensive dayand-night training at 9,200 feet
elevation in the forest of the
Rampart Range west of the
Academy, we learned many
skills which will be useful the
rest of our lives," Cason said.
In all kinds of weather, including a night thunder and hail
storm, the cadets used signal
flares, fired survival rifles,
made shelters out of parachute
canopies, learned survival
medicine, studied firecraft,
navigated mountainous terrain
and used materials at hand to
live off the land.
Following an evening of relaxation at the Flying W Ranch
were Wild West entertainment
and a chuck wagon dinner were
the drawing cards, the cadets
spent the sixth day in water survival training.
"The slide down the cable in
parachute harness to make a
water landing in the lake was a
blast," exclaimed Cadet Maj.
David Stahl of the Illinois Wing.
"In addition, we learned to help
each other .climb in and out of
life rafts, inflate flotation gear
and to use rescue helicopter lift
As a result of their contact
with the Academy, several of the
CAP cadets resolved to apply to
their Congressmen for
nominations to the aerospace
school. They had a lengthy discussion with a representative
from the admissions liaison ofrice, and, if successful in their
endeavors will enter the
Academy in July 1976.

RIFLE RANGE -- Cadets learned to fire -- with surprising
accuracy -- the over-and-under barrel M-6, a weapon that
fires both a .410 shotgun shell and a .22 rifle bullet. The
weapon can be broken down and stashed in a survival kit. All
instruction was under the supervision of Air Force survival

SLIDE FOR LIFE -- Cadet Benjamin Ricos, Puerto Rico
Wing, has just been ejected from the aircraft seat on the
training tower. He will slide down the cable for a water landing. Wearing a flight belmont and flotation gear, he will
follow step-by-step the procedure he learned for a parachute
water landing. He will practice other raft and swimming
techniques after he is in the water.

TO P S U RV I VA L T R A I N E E - - A i r F o r c e C o l . G e o r g e J .
Nelson, (left), Chief of Staff at the U. S. Air Force Academy,
presents a pen set to Cadet Capt. Steven Malara of the Utica
Composite Squadron, New York Wing, as the honor cadet at
the seventh annual survival course.




C A P ' s To p S q u a d r o n s o f D :
( E d i t o r ' s N o t e : A s i n p a s t y e a r s , w e h a v e g i v e n t h e To p 1 0 C a d e t
Squadrons of Distinction an opportunity to explain "How and Why" they
were chosen the "elite" of the CAP units with cadets assigned. This issue includes the stories, as given to us, from the first through the fourth place
squadrons with the exception of number two, which had not submitted their
information as of the deadlines of this issue of your Civil Air Patrol News. It
is the hope of National Headquarters officials that this insight into how these
units got to the "top" will be of benefit to other units and help them achieve
that goal soon.

Cutler Cadet
No. 1
Florida Wing
In order for us to determine
just what we have that has given
us the number one spot in the nation it is first necessary to explain what we DO NOT have.
First, we do not have a
building ... not even a room to
call our own. We meet at a local
church on Monday night and are
restricted to Monday night
ONLY. Nor can we leave files,
cabinets, supplies or anything
else at the church when we
Second, contrary to popular
belief, we are not located in
Miami; therefore, we do NOT
have a large city to draw from.
We are located in Perrine, a
small town some 20 miles from
Third, we do not have aircraft,
either CAP or senior officer
owned.., so much for what we
don't have.
What we do have is "esprit de
corps," and that is the single
most important thing that any
squadron can have. It is also the
single quality that's the hardest
to develop. Many people call it
conceit but, in fact, it is a form
of group assurance that
manifests itself in competition.
Our squadron, totaling 12
cadets, adopted the Ranger
Program in 1970. We trained,
recruited and grew. Cadets liked
the idea that they could he of
assistance in search and rescue,
they enjoyed the training and
they held to the belief that the
Ranger Program would some
day be a National function ... today it is!

But the Ranger Program was
not our "specialty''. The entire
CAP program became our
speciality and it was, and is, run
in a total military way.
Our record for 1974 is based on
total performance, not on
percentages, and includes over
300 contracts completed, four
Spaatz awards, rune Earhart
awards, 20 Mitchell Awards, an
increase in cadet membership
that totaled 124 at the close of
the year. We have 170 at this
time according to the April
How do you build your
squadron? The formula that we
use is simple.., but it must be
implemented, not just talked
FIRST... Money, regardless of
opinions to the contrary, is a
most important factor. Stop selling donuts, stop washing cars.
Look into every idea possible for
fund drives and choose the one
that gives you the most
"keepable" money in the lowest
expenditure of time. It takes
thought and research but it
SECOND... When you have
some money in the bank design a
small folder. Tailor it to YOUR
squadron and have it printed.
Then distribute it to every 7th
grade class in your local school
s y s t e m . Yo u W I L L g e t n e w
THIRD... Spend your time
wisely on recruiting NOT retention. Cadets leave CAP for more
reasons than you will ever know.
An active squadron does NOT
necessarily keep cadets. Our
squadron loses hale of every 10
cadets that join and we are
ACTIVE !... and GROWING ! At this point we should say
that without excellent senior
guidance and willingness of

Classroom In The Glades
cadets etc. etc. etc., we could
not have been number one. But
that should go without saying...
OF COURSE you need guidance.
FOURTH and last... Become
active in every phase of the
cadet program.., compete with
other squadrons. Don't be one big
h a p p y f a m i l y. . , b e B E T T E R
than the next squadron up the

line ... competition, whether you
win, lose or draw will develop
the essential "esprit de corps"
that will create pride in your
unit and you will grow.
If there is any way that we can
help please write: Cutler Cadet
Sq., P.O. Box 430043, S. Miami
We have sample folders, fund

drive ideas, ranger school
folders, etc.., but plan ahead, if
you request this material.., use
it. Don't judge it, just know that
it works. If it hadn't, this article
could not have been printed.
Together, in competition, we can
grow to greater proportions than
Civil Air Patrol has ever experienced.

Orientation Flights


Squadron Flags
Breaking Out The Equipment

First Aid Training



SEPTEM!~_R, 1975

Alamo Composite
No. -3
Texas Wing
The Alamo Composite
Squadron was organized in
February 1963, by its present
commander, Lt. Col. Robert L.
Camina, then a second
lieutenant. Therefore, the commander being an ex-cadet, his
goal in CAP was "not to just sit
around and talk about it, but do
it," this is what this unit has
A brief summary of this unit's
history: First place 1964
N a t i o n a l D r i l l Te a m
C o m p e t i t i o n , Te x a s W i n g
Squadron of the Year for 1965,
1969, 1974. This unit's cadet drill
team has won first place in
every wing and regional drill
team competition from 1964 to
present. Being awarded 1974
Squadron of Distinction added
to this unit its third unit citation
Activities of this unit range
from the cadet drill team participating in many local and surrounding area parades and drill
competitions, an active ranger

Te l l

Kosharek and Cadet Gonzales;
FAACOP, Cadet Hernandez;
Christian Encounter, Cadet
Mireles; Air Force Academy
survival School, Cadet Sovern.
This unit had heavy participation
in its own Class B encampment,
a s w e l l a s Te x a s W i n g e n campment. The 1974 Texas wing
encampment was held in July at
Sheppard AFB, Tex., and commanded by this unit's comm a n d e r, L t . C o l . R o b e r t L .
This unit's true strength lies in
the caliber and integrity of its
cadets and senior members.
This unit has four active senior
members, who are all ex-cadets,
including its commander, Lt.
Col. Robert L. Camina; deputy
f o r c a d e t s , C a p t . J o h n W.
Bennett, Jr. ; administration and
finance officer, Capt. Freida F.
Camina; and leadership officer
Lt. Andre E. Ebaben. The cadet
section is commanded by Cadet
Lt. Col. Alfred H. Cooke Jr., who
is also the cadet drill team commander.
Although this unit has no
sources of income except for a
few paper drives and money paid
out of their own pockets by
senior members and cadets
alike, the squadron's activities,

Outstanding Unit Citation
team, which participated in actual search and rescue and practice search and rescue missions,
plus a newly organized NRA
sponsored small bore rifle team,
plus an active model rocketry
program, based on supervision
of the National Association of
Model Rocketry, the cadets participating in this activity build
and launch their own rockets and
fulfill the requirements for their
model rocketry badge.
Cadets chosen for special activities in 1974 were: two cadets
to Cadet Officer's School, Cadet

spirit, and efficiency never
falter. We never complain, we
just do the best we can with what
we have.
Dedication, devotion, and
morale are quil~e high in this unit.
Many times when a cadet cannot
afford the expense of CAP, other
cadets and senior members all
pitch in and help him out. We
feel that our senior leadership
and cadet officer leadership is
Although this unit has no CAP
aircraft assigned, we managed
to get cadet flight orientation

Rescue Training


outside of CAP sources to include the USAF.
This unit's greatest triumph in
1974 was winning runner-up
position' in National Drill Team
competition held in Dallas. Tex.,
thus also winning the College
Bowl quiz at the competition.
Cadets participating in the
College Bowl were: Cadets
Alfred H. Cooke, Jr., Michael
Jordan and David Perales.
Contract completion and
leadership training is heavily
emphasized by this unit's seniors
and cadet officers. The sharp
wearing of the uniform and
courtesy and customs are
emphasized as well. This unit,
since its origin, meets at Brooks
AFB on Saturday.
This unit is well known in Texas Wing and Southwest Region
for its outstanding drill team,
thus we got the reputation for
having the cadet aptitude for
"thinking with their feet," but
by winning the College bowl panel quiz at the National Drill
Competition and thus by achieving number three Squadron of
Distinction, thus proves that our
cadets think as well with their
heads as well as their feet.
To be a successful squadron,
you must first have cooperation
as well as discipline; we feel we
have both. Looking ahead and
working hard toward being
number one in 1975.


Pre-Flight Inspection

school year, '74-'75, the Texas
Wing Band performed several
times, at an air show in Conroe,
Tex., and in Christmas parades
in Calvert, Hearne, Franklin,
Bremond, and Bryan-College
Calvert High School
Station, Tex.
The band is now completely
Composite Squadron
uniformed in Class A blue unNo. - 4
iforms and marches approximately 60 members. At present
Texas Wing
only 50 percent of the band are
CAP cadets but it is anticipated
The Calvert High School Comthat in '75-'76 all of the band will
posite Squadron was chartered
be active CAP members.
in October of 1974 with 12 cadets
With regard to activities, over
and three senior members. Today it has on roll 43 cadets and 13
65 cadet orientation flights have
been completed with nine per cent
senior members.
of the cadets having made their
The squdron is somewhat
first orientation flight, 74 per
different to most Civil Air Patrol
cent of the cadets completed the
squadrons in that it is based on
Class B encampment offered
aerospace education courses
during the fall of 1974, nine
taught at Calvert High School
and is actually a school
cadets have been on at least one
Award, and 95 per cent of the
organization located in a comcadets have been on a least one
munity of 2,072 persons in a rural
search and rescue mission servTexas county.
ing on the ground and/or the inIn the beginning, the only
terrogation teams.
cadets were students in the 10th
The squadron regularly cono r 11 t h g r a d e s a n d w e r e
ducts at least one activity per
volunteers to get the program
month such as orientation
moving in the school. During the
flights, trips to group and wing
spring of 1974, other students
conferences, bivouacs,
began to join what we called the
SARTEST, and special training
night program or the regular
sesions such as firefighting, first
squadron meetings.
Gradually senior members not
aid, and related SAR skill
directly involved in the school
Regular squadron training inbegan to join and by the summer
cludes a minimum of one moral
sufficient seniors from Madisonleadership session per month,
ville, Tex., were enrolled to
with CAP Chaplain (Capt.) Joe
make possible the formation of a
Bailey. Each school week, four
squadron (Madisonville Comdifferent cadets serve as the
posite) there.
color guard to raise and lower
Recruitment of the cadets in
the flags, and each class period
Madisonville was accomplished
is begun on the drill field with an
by an "Operation Free-Ride" at
opening ceremony. Weekly drill
Madisonville Airport in which
sessions are held.
over 200 local citizens were
Physical fitness is a unit activity
flown in one afternoon by pilots
and usually the mile run is made
from the Calvert unit and local
with the entire class or flight.
volunteer pilots.
This was followed by the
Cadets wear their uniforms to
school two days per week. All
Calvert High School squadron
aerospace education, as taught
providing the leadership until
from the text, is done in the
the Madisonville unit was able to
regular school class and each
function effectively on its own.
cladet is on his own individual
Another large factor for CAP
schedule of study and selects
in Calvert was the naming of the
when he or she will take the test.
Calvert High School Trojan Band
However, each cadet is required
as the official Texas Wing (CAP)
to pass a minimum of three
13and by the then Texas Wing
Commander Col. Joseph Cromer
achievement study packets during the academic year to be conin September of 1974. During the

sidered passing in the school
During the summer of 1974,
five Calvert cadets attended the
chaplain-sponsored Spiritual
Leadership Conference. In 1975,
two cadets are selected for the
Federal Aviation Cadet Orientation Program and one for the
Medical Services Orientation
Program. At present, we plan to
have 20 cadets applying for the
chaplain's Spiritual Leadership
Conference to be held this
Not to be outdone by the
cadets, the senior members of
the Calvert squadron attend all
training activities that the
cadets attend if they are not
already qualified in that particular area. Level I Semor
Member Training has been completed by 92 per cent of the
seniors, 50 per cent have achieved at least the Technician Rating
of Level II in their specialty
rating. All of the seniors are now
enrolled in a Civil Defense
(DCPA) course and 12 either
have or are working toward a
first aid certificate or card as
are all of the cadets.
At least one senior member
will attend the National Staff
College this year and three
seniors are planning to apply as
senior escorts for the chaplain's
Spiritual Leadership Conference.
Major projects of the Calvert
High School Composite Squadron
for 1975 include a class B cadet
encampment, working with the
Talon Flight of College Station,
Tex., to reactivate a functioning
cadet program in the BryanCollege Station area, sponsorship of the 1976 Texas Wing
Conference in College Station,
and to promote the Texas Wing
Band for on-the-road appearances.
April 29th, Calvert was struck
by one or two tornados that
severely damaged many commer.
cial building and parts of both
the elementary and high schools.
Thirty-four cadets and 11 seniors
rose to the emergency and now
have practical experience in
natural disaster work. This has
helped us determine what the
particular needs of the squadron
are in regard to such disasters.




IACE Foreign Cadets Pay Visit

(Editor's Note: The photographs appearing on this page are International Air Cadet Exchange
(lACE) foreign cadets from Israel and Great Britain and their sponsors when they recently visited the
state of Florida. While there they toured Disney World, Cape C.anaverai, the Kennedy Space Center
and enjoyed the beach near Patrick AFB. Also pictured is the reception line at the lACE ball in New

Photos by MSgr. Russ Brown




185 Members Graduate
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- The
eighth annual CAP National
Staff College came to a
successful conclusion recently
when 185 CAP officers departed
for their home states throughout
the nation.

Air Force Reserve Col.
William E. Lewis, of Angoura,
Calif., directed the college and
CAP Col. O.A. Donaldson of

Portland, Ore., served as commandant of students. Other staff
included 16 Air Reservists and
nine CAP officers.

Addressing the class at the
graduation banquet was Air
Force Brig. Gen. Leslie J.
Westberg, National Commander, who commended the
volunteers for their dedication
and sincere desire to improve
themselves and CAP.
"You represent the best CAP
has to offer," the general stated.
" Yo u r C A P t i m e e q u a t e s t o
several hundred years of
dedicated service and everyone
depends upon you to keep this
organization alive and well."
The class included two region
commanders, four wing commanders, 13 group commanders
and 42 squadron commanders.
General Westberg also called
upon the CAP members to put
the skill and knowledge learned
at the school to work to make
CAP even more interesting,
meaningful and productive.
The compressed, seven-day
leadership and management
training sessions spurred these
CAP officers into activities that
left many important management and communication practices well impressed in their
minds for use back in their
various regions, wings, group
and squadrons.




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GUIDEON -- CAP Maj. Andrew Sklba of the Pennsylvania
Wing during seminar position papers presentation.

COMMANDANT -- CAP Col. O. A. Donaldson (left) of the
Pacific Region who served as Commandant of Students is
p i c t u r e d w i t h C A P C a p t . B a r r y We n a a s o f t h e C o l o r a d o

PRESENT -- Capt. Pat
Sullivan, USAFR, of the
Pacific Region received a
'Warm Fuzzy' fer serving
as a seminar advisor.

AWARDS -- Brig. Gen. Leslie J. Westherg, (right) national
commander, presents Southwest Region Commander CAP
Col. Marcus R. Barnes with the National Commander's
Citation. Col. Barnes also received the Gill Robb Wilson and
Grover Loening Aerospace awards.

Photos by Maj. Noel E. Tomas, USAFR

... CAP's National Staff College




People In The News
Cadet 2d Lt. Mark Adams, cadet commander of
the El Paso Comp. Sq. (Texas Wing) recently
earned his private pilot's license... The Rhode
Island Wing recently named Cadet Col. Walter
Jones of the New Port Sq. as the outstanding cadet
of the wing... CAP Maj. Barbara Keesee was
recently presented the Washington Wing Senior
Member Inspirational Award for 1974. Major
Keesee, a member of the Fort Vancouver Comp.
Sq., was nominated for the award for contributing
15 years of continuous volunteer service in CAP...
The Louisiana Wing recently presented Cadet
Maj. Willie M. Guillot of the LaFayette Comp. Sq.
with the wing Cadet of The Year Award... Cadet
MSgr. John M. Meister, Jr.,of the Van Dyke Cadet
Sq. 3-7 was recently presented an Air Force ROTC
scholarship. He will attend Auburn University,
Auburn, Ala., on the four-year scholarship and
plans to major in aerospace engineering... A
former CAP cadet, Patrick G. Mallon of the New
York Wing's Staten Island Comp. Sq. recently
received his commission as a second lieutenant
through the Air Force ROTC program at Syracuse
University, N.Y. He also received a B.S. degree in
personnel relations...

Academy... Two members of the Selfridge AFB
Cadet Sq. SM Paul Droste and 2d Lt. Gerry Wild
recently doned their pilot wings...
Three cadets were recently elected to the
Tennessee Wing's Cadet Advisory Council. Lt. Col.
Jim Grigsby was elected chairman, Lt. Col. Mark
Riggsbee, vice chairman, and Maj. Jane Dodson,
secretary... Chaplain (CAP Capt.) Philip Joos who
has been serving as acting chaplain for the Ogden
Senior Sq. recently received ecclesiastical endorsement from the United Church of Christ to
serve as chaplain in CAP. Chaplain Joos also
serves as visiting clergyman to the Weber
Minuteman Cadet Sq...Easton Comp. Sq.
(Maryland Wing) recently awarded its first
Ranger rating. Cadet 1st Lt. Andrew Sweetak
received the rating during a formal squadron formation...

CAP Maj. Reba Stith and 1st Lt. Lorocca Swain
of the National Capital Wing recently attended a
seminar on International Womens Year. The function, which was sponsored by the United Nations,
saluted women volunteers... Cadet Lt. Col. Charles
R. Loftis of Colorado Wing's Lowry Cadet Sq.
recently received a congressional nomination to
CAP 2d Lt. Robert C. Peters of the Winstonthe U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs,
Salem Comp. Sq. (North Carolina Wing) recently
Colo., from Rep. William L. Armstrong (Rearned his instrument rating... Cadet Maj. Steve Colo.)... Members of the Delta Comp. Sq. 44 Drill
Rice of the Morgantown Comp. Sq. (Virginia
Team (California Wing) recently marched in the
Wing) recently received the Squadron Cadet of The
Black Bart Festival Parade held at Clayton,
Year Trophy... Cadet 2d Lt. Charles Vaughan- Calif...
Lloyd of the Winston-Salem Comp. Sq. (North
Carolina Wing) recently earned his solo wings...
Three members of Maryland Wing's Apollo I
Cadet 1st Lt. Christopher DeAngelis, 2nd Lt. Karen
Comp. Sq. recently assisted a victim of an
Steele and 2nd Lt. Michael Frengillo of the Rhode automobile accident near Lexington, N.C. The
Island Wing were recently awarded flight
three were Senior Members 2d Lt. Stephen Woods,
scholarships. Each cadet will receive enough CWO Melvin Wilson and Cadet Lt. Col. William
training to qualify them for their solo flight... A Trail... California Wing's Marin Comp. Air Rescue
member of Maryland Wing's Easton Comp. Sq., Sq., 4 was recently named the wing's Outstanding
Cadet MSgr. Darrel L. French, attended Air Force Composite Squadron for 1974. CAP Lt. Ctil. Francis
Pilot Training Orientation at Craig AFB, Ala., this E. Toot, squadron commander accepted the
award... Florida Wing's Broward County Group 16
recently named CadeS. ?dl Lt. Kenneth Wolf of, th~
Three members of the Aiken Airport Comp. Sq.
(South Carolina Wing) were recently chosen to at- Ft. Lauderdale Comp. Sq. as Outstanding Cadet of
tend South Carolina Boy's State at The Citadel at the Year for 1974...
Charleston, S.C. They are Cadets Lt. Col. William
CAP Lt. Col. Paul C. Boss, 7th Group ComBodie, Sgt. Douglas Burdeck and Maj. Rhett mander (Texas Wing) was recently presented the
Risher...Cadet Capt. Jennifer J. Kraft was recentGrover Loening Aerospace Award for meritorious
ly presented the Outstanding Cadet of The Year performance in the organization. Colonel Boss has
Award for the South Dakota Wing. She is presently been a member of CAP since 1964 when he joined
serving as flight commander and communications the Tyler Comp. Sq... A CAP plaque was recently
officer of the Sioux Falls Cadet Sq...
presented to Col. Raymond G. Cushing, commander of the 399th Civil Affairs Group and the
Cadets of the 399th Comp. Sq. (Connecticut U.S. Army Reserve Center at Danbury, Conn., by
Wing) took first place honors in the wing drill com- CAP Col. Joseph B. Witkin, Connecticut Wing competition at the University of Connecticut recently. mander. The plaque was presented to Colonel
Members of the team included Cadets Bill Robin- Cushing as a tribute to his support to CAP...
son, Tami Corsi, Nicole Bolduc, Peter Prnneau,
lngrid Krampe, Helga Krampe and Mark
CAP Cap~. Ralph Kilpatrick of the Ohio Wing
Forschler. Also Doris Krampe, Rose Torlelli, Beth
was recently awarded Civil Air Patrol's Rescue
Eby, Rus Saunde~, Randy Saunders and Mary
'Find' Ribbon... A member of the Fairfax Comp.
Kenney... Nine cadets and four senior members of
Sq. (National Capitol Wing) Cadet Sgt. Joseph
t h e M u n f o r d F l i g h t , Ta l l a d e g a C o m p . S q .
Hamilton recently earned his solo wings... The
(Alabama Wing) recently attended a class B enyoungest squadron commander in the history of
campment at Auburn Airport, Auburn, Ala. Those the Milwaukee Comp. Sq. 5 (Winconsin Wing) CAP
attending were Cadets LeaAnn Bannister, Seiwyn
Capt. Lawrence Stys, age 25, took command of the
Bolton, Terry Cockrell, Tony Coley, Barry Henry, unit recently from CAP Capt. Vernon M. Snyder...
Johnny Ray Mintz, Tommy Salters, Mary
A member of Michigan Wing's Van Dyke Cadet Sq.
Schuessler and Suzanne Schuessler. Senior 3-7, 2d Lt. Thomas Cannan was recently selected
Members were 1st Lt. and Mrs. Wallis Schuessler one of the 'Top Ten' cadet officers who attended
and Col. and Mrs. Malcolm Coley...
the Cadet Officer School at Maxwell AFB, Ala...
CAP Capt. Jack Hayward was recently ap- The Marine Composite Air Rescue Sq. 4 (Califorpointed chief check pilot for the Florida Wing. nia Wing) was recently named as the outstanding
Hayward is a member of the Pinellas Senior
squadron in the state... Eighteen cadets and senior
Squadron... Air Force 1st Lt. William Drawbaugh members of the Montgomery Comp. Sq. (Virginia
recently became the first lieutenant within the Wing) recently completed training and earned
Military Airlift Command to qualify as aircraft their standard first aid cards... A former member
commander of a C-5 Galaxy. Drawbaugh is a of the Lima Comp. Sq. 901 (Ohio Wing) Doug Carr
member of the Evanston Cadet Sq. (Illinois was recently named the Distinguished General
Wing)... Cadet Sgt. Michael E. McShane of the Military Class Cadet of the freshmen class at Ohio
Boston Comp. Sq. (Massachusetts Wing) recently State University... Former cadet commander
earned his solo wings... CAP 1st Lt. Robert
CWO Mary F. Gilmore of the Highlanders Comp.
Munney of the Gillespie Field Senior Sq. 97 was Sq. (New Hampshire Wing) recently joined the
recently awarded the Outstanding Senior Member New Hampshire Air National Guard and comAward for the California Wing... At a open house pleted basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex.,
held-recently by the Muskogee Comp. Sq.
where she was named as an Honor Graduate of the
(Oklahoma Wing) Mayor Robert Lomax accepted Honor Flight...
a CAP plaque presented to the city ot MusKugee
from the CAP unit. CAP Capt. E.L. Walker made
Tw o m e m b e r s o f F l o r i d a W i n g ' s H o w a r d
the presentation on behalf of the squadron...
Showalter Sr. Sq., 1st Lt. Rodney Hartsing and 1st
Cadet Robert Lynn of Pennsylvania Wing's Lt. John Van Camp, were recently awarded CAP's
Delco Comp. Sq. 1005 has been selected to attend Rescue 'Find' Ribbon... CAP Capt. Eugene V.
the U.S. Air Force Academy as a member of the Boucher of the Vermont Wing was recently awardclass of 1979. Lynn is the first member of his unit ed a plaque for his work as CAP staff officer of the
to receive a~ appointment to the Air Force year for the wing.

PRE-FLIGHT -- Cadet 2nd Lt. Lisa Hobbs of the Indiana
Wing checks her aircraft very carefully before making a
flight during a recent solo encampment conducted by CAP's
Great Lakes Region.

Units Combine Efforts
In Flying Encampment
L O U I S V I L L E , K y. - - T h e
teamwork spirit of Civil Air
Patrol was demonstrated during
the Great Lakes Region Civil Air
Patrol Solo Encampment held
recently at Louisville, Ky.
The three southern wings of
the region, Kentucky, Indiana,
and Ohio, combined resources to
~,cond~ct what i~ believed to be
one of the most successfuITl~g
encampments held in recent
Fourteen cadets and one
senior member attended the solo
activity where they received 10
hours of dual instructions and
two hours of solo flight. In addition to the busy days of flying,
the students completed the
Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) private pilot's ground
course and took the private
pilot's written examination at
the Louisville General Aviation
District Office.
This successful and highly
motivational special activity
was a result of many hours of
hard work and planning by many
members of the Great Lakes
R e g i o n ; h o w e v e r, s p e c i a l
recognition should go the Air
Force Col. Kirby A. Bernich,
Great Lakes Region liaison ofricer.
In the summer of 1974, Colonel
Bernich conceived the idea of a
region endeavor to put some life
back into the cadet solo program
in the Great Lakes Region.
CAP Col. Robert Herweh,
Great Lakes Region commander, gave his whole-hearted
support and enlisted the exceptional talents of CAP's Col. John
Price, Kentucky Wing commander, Col. James Mahle, Indiana Wing commander, and
Col. Leon Dillon, commander of
the Ohio Wing.
Special recognition is also due
Air Force Lt. Col. Jim Sorenson,
Reserve Assistance Program ofricer from Wisconsin, who
taught the ground school and
organized the 14-day course activity.
The following cadets attended
the solo encampment: SSgt.
Jeffrey S. Bailey, 2d Lt. Brad J.
Harter, 2d Lt. Lisa M. Hobbs,
MSgL Gregory M. Jones, 2d Lt.
R i c k K i l | i e n , A I C Va u g h n

Lagauosky, Lt. Col. Michael D.
Loehle, SSgt. Jeffery E. Radtke,
SSgt. William R. Ramsey and
SSgt. Karl S. Ross.
Also, 1st Lt. John D. Ruley,
CWO Jay A. Stout, TSgt. Thomas
Tighel MSgt. Donald Wenger and
SM Capt. Leonard Boyer.


"I am well aware of the toil
and blood and treasure it will
cost us to maintain this
Declaration. Yet through all
the gloom I see the rays of
ravishing light and glory.
This is our day of
deliverance. With solemn
acts of devotion we ought to
commemorate it. With pomp
and show, games, sports,
guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of
the continent to the other
from this time forth forevermore." (John Adams)

APPOINTMENTS -Cadet Lt. Col. Douglas D.
Greeseman of the Johnson
County Composite
Squadron (Kansas Wing)
recently received appointments to all three U.
S. Military Academies.
Freeseman serves as
Cadet Commamler for his




250 Attend Pa. Ranger School
HAWK MT. Pa. -- The 250 Cadet and Senior Members who attended
the 1975 National Ranger Training School at Hawk Mountain (Pennsylvania Wing), recently, will not be forgetting their wet and
otherwise unique experiences for some time to come.
As if the strict military
courtesy and disipline was not
enough for the cadets to contend
with, eastern Pennsylvania
recorded one of the worst rainstorms in recent history. The
school received rain for seven of
the nine days, which inundated
the living areas in a sea of mud,
and prevented anything from
staying dry.
The weather also caused havoc
with general aviation in the
area. Two training squadrons at
the school were evacuated at
midweek to assist in an actual
search mission. A light aircraft,
with one person aboard, was
missing on a flight from New
Jersey to Wellsboro, Penna.
Two ground rescue teams
were dispatched to RickettsGlen State Park, an area approximately 50 miles north of the
school, where CAP aircraft homed in on an ELT signal. Upon
reaching the crash site, and
finding no survivors, the
Rangers secured the area and
removed the body of the pilot.
This exercise was a rather grim
reminder to the students of the
importance of their training.
The school, now in its twentyfirst year at the Hawk Mountain
location, had students attending
from as far away as California,
Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas
-- evidence that it is now a truly
N~tional Program. A second
National School was held for the
first time outside of Jackson
(Mississippi Wing) in August.
The Wing Ranger School is a
nine-day training course in land
search and rescue and survival
All students in the school were
assigned to training squadrons
according to their experience
and interest. There were nine
squadrons at Hawk in all -- one
medical, one senior member,
four cadet basic, two cadet advanced and one squadron for
staff cadets in training. Each
squadron trained, ate, and slept
as a unit in their own are. They
were taught to act as efficient
team -- an essential ingredient
when lives are at stake.

could be treated by the medics at
the school.
On the closing weekend, the
school hosted the West German
IACE cadets who were touring
the State of Pennsylvania. The
good weather was with them
when they arrived; the sun
appeared for the first time since
the school started. The Germans
were give complete freedom of
the base, including tryouts on all
obstacle course "rides" and
testing their marksmanship on
the firearms range. At night the
IACE cadets split up and shared

~ erican counterparts.of their
Umarters with one

Graduation was held with the
usual contingents of CAP
dignitaries, but this year there
was a twist. The highest ranking
CAP officer present, Col. Ri
Nakamaura of the Northeast
Region, received his Ranger
qualification card after completing all of the requirements
for the first class grade. That
makes Colonel Nakamaura the
highest ranking CAP officer to
receive a Ranger proficiency

DOUBLE TIME -- The call to assembly brings the cadets on the run.

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WET TRAINING -Cadets attend class during
a rainstorm.

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Students received extensive
training in woodsmanship, land
navigation, crash site
procedures, communications,
first aid, survival, rappelling,
search techniques and
leadership. In all there are 86
separate training categories at
the school. In order for the student to receive the coveted
"Black Belt," the highest
Ranger award, he must master
all 86 catergories in addition to
passing the other practical and
physical tests.
Towards the end of the school,
the rain and the elements began
to take its toll. According to CAP
1st Lt. Ed Leidy, the commander
of the medical squadron, approximately 85 percent of the
students came down with immersion foot, a condition due to
the feet constantly being inside
wet footgear not having the opportunity to dry out. However,
all the cases reported were
relatively minor in nature and


- Cadet Connie
Lichtman of
the Philadel.
phia Comp. Sq.
104 prepares to
rappel down
the face of Pulpit Rock.

COMPLETES SCHOOL -- CAP's Lt. Col. Jolm McNabb,
(left), asd Maj. lttekard Ruyan, (center), presents Col. Ri
Nidlamaara, North East Region deputy comma=tier with his
Ranger Pr~iciem~y Card.




Texas Cadets Attend
Seven Day Encampment
S H E P PA R D A F B , Te x . - More than 250 Civil Air Patrol
Patrol cadets and senior
members from the Texas Wing
recently held a seven-day encampment at Sheppard AFB.
Purpose of the encampment
was to indoctrinate the cadets in
military life and to explain the
Air Force role and mission.
While at Sheppard, the groups
were housed in Air Force dormitories, ate in Air Force dining
halls and learned under the Air
Force method of teaching.
They marched to and from
class, to dining halls and toured
the departments of Schools and
Applied Aerospace and Health
Care Sciences.
MEETING THE COMMANDER -- Air Force Maj. Gen. Raymond B. Furlong, second from
left, commander of the Sheppard Technical Training Center, chats with Cadets (left to
right) TSgt. Worth Haggerton, Lt. Col. Larry Battin and Capt. Tracy Brannon as they arrived for a weeklong encampment held at Sheppard AFB, Tex. General Furlong welcomed the
more than 250 CAP members who attended the training recently. (USAF Photo by SSgt.
Tim Mullen)

Cadet Wells

They were welcomed to Sheppard by Air Force Maj. Gen.
Raymond B. Furlong, center
The CAP cadets also toured
the 80th Flying Training Wing,
the 2054th Communications
Squadron and Detachment 12 of
the 24th Weather Squadron.

Their activities also included a
talent show and a military ball.
Air Force Maj. Lois L. Tilley
of the 3750th Air Base Group was
the Sheppard Technical Training
Center camp commander. CAP
Lt. Col. E.H. Tout a member of
the Texas Wing Staff served as
the CAP camp commander.

Bi-I)EA Exchange
Heritage Publishers, Inc.
has produced a Bicentennial
package consisting of the "40
Documents of Our American
Heritage" and a series of
cassette tapes referring to
the documents.
The documents package has
been officially designated a
Bicentennial activity by the
Tennessee Bicentennial Commission, the Oklahoma
Bicentennial Commission and
the Dallas Bicentennial Commission.
Contact: Heritage Publishers, 1349 Monroe, Box
4509, Memphis, Tenn., 38104.

Earns Commission At Iowa State
AMES, Iowa -- Stephanie Ann
Wells, a Civil Air Patrol cadet
captain from Iowa, recently
became the first woman
graduate of Iowa State University to be commissioned through
any of the school's Reserve Officers Training Corps programs.
In addition, she also became
Iowa State's first woman meterology graduate.
The quiet, almost shy, lieutenant is quick to play down
her firsts. "There are a lot
of women officers in the Air
Force today. So my commissioning will not really be a first -except at Iowa State," she says.
Stephanie, like many of the 12
women now enrolled in Iowa
State's Air Force ROTC, shares
a major interest with most of
her men classmates: flying.
Cadet Capt. Wells has earned
the Earhart award and has her
private pilot's license which she
earned in January 1973.
She first soloed in September
1971 with the Maryland Wing
Cadet Solo Program. She
transferred to the Iowa Wing in
September 1971, when she enroll"
ed at the university.
She has approximately 100
hours of CAP flight time, of
which 65 hours were flown in
CAP planes of the Ames-Boone
Squadron of the Iowa Wing during the last year.
Cadet Wells' first interest in
CAP came from her interest in
flying. Her experiences since
her first flight have convinced
her that "if you want something


C a d e t We l l s

bad enough, you can usually get
Once she enters active service, she hopes to work either in
air traffic control or
m e t e r o l o g y. " T h e y a r e b o t h
close to flying," she explains,

with a smile.
She is scheduled to enter active duty in the Air Force in
January. In the meantime, she
will work as a research assistant
in meterology and climatology
at Kansas State University.

General Norris Takes Post;
Reilly Moves To Kirtland AFB
MAXWELL AFB, Ala -- Brig. Gen. William C. Norris became the
new commander of Headquarters Command, United States Air Force,
at Boiling AFB, Washington, D.C. on Aug. 15.
He replaces Maj. Gen. M.R. Reiily who has moved to Kirkland AFB,
N.M., as commander of the the Air Force contract Management
General Norris came to his new position from Ramstein AB, Germany, where he served as inspector general, United States Air Force
in Europe.
The new Headquarters Command commander began his military
career in February 1945. He graduated from pilot training at Williams
AFB, Ariz., in 1949 with a commission as second lieutenant.
General Norris then serveu with various fighter squadrons in Tactical Air Command and Air Defense Command. During 1951 he served
as a fighter pilot and squadron operations officer in Korea and completed 100 combat missions over North Korea.
He entered the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB,
Ala., in 1961 and was graduated in June 1962.
Following assignments at Ent AFB, Colo., and Tyndall AFB, Fla.,
he went to Southeast Asia in November 1966 and served at Takhli
Royal Thai AFB, Thailand. During this period, he completed 100 combat missions over North Vietnam. He is a command pilot.
He entered the Air War College at Maxwell in August 1970 and was
graduated in June 1971.
His military decorations and awards include the Air Force Cross,
Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross with one oak leaf cluster,
Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with 12 oak
leaf clusters, Air Force and Army Commendation Medals.

DONATION -- Cadets Amn. Julie Buchanan and MSgt. Miles
Diamond of Texas Wing's Crusader Composite Squadron
accepts a donation for their win of $500 from Rear Admiral J.
D. Gavan, USN, (Ret.), chairman of the Dallas Military Ball
Association. The donation was made by the organization to
promote youth in the Dallas area. The $500 will be used for
cadet solo training and other unit activities.

Senior Members Get State Benefits
RALEIGH, N.C. -- In the future, senior members of the North
Carolina Wing of Civil Air Patrol will be eligible for state benefits if
injured or killed while performing state-requested and authorized missions.
An act recently passed by the North Carolina General Assembly
authorized the benefits similar to those allowed for law enforcement
officers, firemen and rescue squad workers. A maximum of $25,000
will be paid to dependents of CAP members killed in that state in line
of state duty. If the CAP member has no dependents, the payments
will be made to his estate.
In North Carolina, CAP is considered to be a division of the North
Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and its
members are now deemed to be employes of that department for
Workmen's compensation purposes.
In the past, CAP has provided death benefits to senior members
while on official Air Force-authorized missions but the U.S. Labor
Department indicated that North Carolina is the first state to provide
such benefits to senior members while they are serving on state duty
on state-requested and authorized missions.

P R O M O T I O N - - G e o r g i a G o v. G e o r g e T. B u s b y, l e f t , i s
presented his notice of promotion to the grade of lieutenant
colonel in Civil Air Patrol from Georgia Wing commander,
CAP Col. Lindsey Rice. The governor has been an active
member of the Albany Composite Squadron for many years
and was recently instrumental in prompting the Georgia
Legislature to set aside state funds for CAP's use.

EurhaM Awards
June-July 1975
Keith L. Elliott ............. 05015
Richard L. McBride ....... 05023
Richard M, Tharlow ....... 02070
Sarelle L. Thurlow ......... 05070
Larry E. Kimminau ....... 05138
David J. Heymann .........
Gerald D. Strawsor ........ 08176
Michael A. Neulander ..... 08204
John A. Magnire ............ 11184
Brian B. Fink ................ 11191
Gregory A. Hoffeditz ...... 11205
Brian M. Pacejka .......... 11254
Kenneth W. Bolvin .........12177
Glen W. Hobbs .............. 12184
B. W. Rennels. Jr ........... 14061
David L. Cosgrave ......... 18003
Daniel E. Steinhach ....... 18044
Robert E. Neelis ........... 20020
Deborah A. Alder .......... 20038
Kevin L, Fowler ............ 25012
Phyllis A. Loving ........... 25033
Ray A. Haines ............... 28043
John P. Corcoran ........... 29016
Jeffrey W. Andricci ........ 29016
Randy C. Anger ............. 31173
Terry K. Ruble .............. 34051
Keith L. Reneaa ............ 36007
Daniel M. Getzlaff ......... 38037
Kevin D. Miller ............. 37046
John K, Weaver ............. 37060
John J. Abt ................... 4,5089
Norman K. Abt. Jr ......... 45089
John S. Marcellis ........... 48018
Rafael Lopez ................ 52045
Randall D. Cox ..............02045
Norman C. Fox In ......... 02050
Joseph E. Ehrhardt ........ 02050
Clifford J. Walsh ...........02070
Richard D. Shortridge ,... 02070
Jeffrey R. Luntzel ......... 04051
Stephen A. Ragueci ........ 04138
Richard A. Caldwell ....... 05025
Jay T. Tourtal ............... 02070
Dechert C. A. Cornell ..... 07006
Duane C. Judy ............... 07011
Theodore C. Moley ......... 07016
Mark W. Johnson ...........
Robart A. Frost ............. 68159
Monte E Belote ............
George O. Navarini ........
Kenneth A. Devall ......... 08503
Rnnald F. Pleoge ........... 08412
Jesse E. Tanner ............ 09033
Mike Reed ................... 08045
Paul R. Johnson ............ 11041
Brett W. Scholten .......... 11184
Gregory D. Holm ........... 11280
Mark E. Ashcraft .......... 12184
Tim L. Vandermolen ...... 20038
Gerry R. Wild ............... 80038
David D. Cteary ............ 21044
David D. Weiso ............. 21044
Michael E. Russell .........22047
Margaret R. Simmons .... 80058
Leonu M. Boesen ........... 27031
Paul A. Winters ............. ~ 7
Gary D. Grant .............. 29067
Jeffrey H. Winch ...........310'/0
Peter A. Epstein ........... 31033
Mary B, Moss ............... 31116
William G. A. Betz .........31228
Carey W. Fleming ......... 38082
Robert J. Nelson ........... 33045
Thomas N. Shiflet .......... 34015
Donald L, Redman ......... 34060
Robert O. Bucklew ......... 34104
Evelyn A. Parker .......... 36073
Richard E, Merck .......... 37021
Raymond A. Hogue ........ 37046
James L. Cimino ...........37068
David W. Meyer ............ 37133
Jane A. Crenshaw ..........43027
Alan A. Feingold ........... 48110
Steven G. Fee ............... 48121
Peter C. Jerger ............. ~121
Thomas A. Keely ........... 48150
Michael Velazquez ......... 52045
Elizabeth Gomez ........... 52082
Mitchell Awards
June-July 1975
Ronald E. Gibson .......... 02084
Mark D. nrtscoll ........... 04032
Richard S. Demerjian,.... 04230
David H. Verderber ....... 04389
Lester G. Batson, Jr ....... 05138
Athena T. Casarotto ....... 08015
Jeffrey J, Fitch ............. 0"/004
Michael J. Aulen ........... 07007
Bill B. Messick ............. 07016
John W. Johnson ............ 07016
Myers R. Johnson .......... 07016
Greg W. Sharp ..............
Constance J. Bomzak ..... 08084
Craig L. White .............. 08~9
Sandra L. Harper ........... 08104
Byron T. Pritchett ......... 08143
Paul S. Blau ................. 08143
Joseph W. Vitruk ...........08168




Lois E. Scott ................. 18068
Michael E. Kempton ...... 13003
Douglas P. McGachey .... 13029
Melanie J. Branham ....... 14002
Patricia E Davis .......... 14111
Patrick S. Wagner .........15058
Raymond L. Landry ....... 16007
Thomas B. Mitchell ........ 16014
Mairye E. E, Bates ........ 18011
Karen L. Miller ............. 18018
Ralph W. Edwards ......... 18021
David J. Bohle .............. 18021
Margaret C. Funk .......... 18021
Thomas C. Bobbins ........ 18023
Robert A Sayre ............ 18071
Daniel J. Hall ............... 18071
Craig J. Speoce ............. 18071
.lus[in H. Yarns ............ ". 16871
Peter E Conti .............. 18071
Sonya J. Haslam ............ 18072
Lawrence R. Jenkins ...... 19003
Paul J. McManus ........... 19032
Wade B. Watts .............. 19043
David S. Schlier ............ 19043
Win. C. Blackaby III .......2{}038
Anne L. Baird ............... 20072
Michael C. Galat ...........80117
John B. Lewis ............... 25053 Timothy J. Mazur .......... 20117
Michael A. McCann ........ 35054 Michael ~'. Williams ....... 80145
David K. Borne ............. 28037 David J. McKinnon ........,20145
Arthur W. Pelletier ........ 26837 Otis W. Brawley ............. 20235
Eric F. Hansen ............. 29061 Steven S Minter ............ 20250
David M. Oberle ............ 31075 Mark J. Gasior .............. 21080
Reginald A. Nau ............ 31076 Robert S. Jurossek ......... 21094
Leslie K. Dowell ............ 31158 R. M. Goldschmidt ......... 23004
Dennis B. Moulton ......... 31189 Peter J. Vanpelt ............ 23004
John M. Byrne .............. 31229 Beverly J, Dark ............ 23070
Lester D. Robinson ........32111 Kevin C. Oneil ............... 25018
Timothy B. Kanfman ...... 32111 Susanna W. Morris ......... 25018
David A, Brendt ............ 32136 Steven D. Rippy ............ 25033
Gary P. Kensok ............. 3,~I0 Malcolm J. Eveans ........ 26038
Scott P. Seoord ............. 34016 Steven T. Gass .............. 27049
April Z. Peterson ........... 34070 Ben L. Gillaspte ............ 27049
Joseph D. Brown ...........35006 Scott M. CrnssweH ......... 80080
Isaac Algase ................. 35074 Timothy J. Day ............. 28043
Charles D. Low .............
John J. Zowalki Ill ......... 29037
Gary. M. McDonagh ........ 68079 Thomas V. Petite .......... 29049
Gai] A. Visbisky ............ 37068 Steven R. Burroughs ...... 38049
Alan N. Ross ................ 370~ Steven G. Weiss ............ ~6858
David B. Rubino..: ......... 37145 Mark A. Mcaden ............ 29067
Robin M. Prado ............. 38019 Staven F, Baker ............
James E. Carter ............ 41168 Andrew J. Tarbay .......... 29088
Chris L. Laws ............... 42098 Andrew Planlelides ........ 28068
Brad D. Trottnmn .......... 4,5048 Joseph A. Leblunc .......... 31135
Purvis D. Beanum ......... 45168 Sydney O. Drain ............ 31168
Stephen L. Swantz .......... 46022 Robert T. Stanton .......... 91351
Michael M. Wynakos ...... 46049 Randall V. Rhodes ......... 32019
Marc E. Schneider ......... 48048 Bruce R. Wlmbertey ......
Gregory R. Turdo .......... 48681 Steve B. Collins ............. 33005
Fred R. Anderson ..........
Alan L. Poling ............... 34114
Turalene O. Cerhana ...... 51681 Philip J. Fetter ............. 34115
Jose Aymat .................. 5200'2 Dallas E. Moyer, Jr ....... 34115
Israel Negrnn ............... ~,012 Daniel J. Cory ............... 34115
Angel L. Mendez ............58012 Carl D. Bennett ............. M115
Jose A. Rodriguez .......... 52012 Scott A. Caldwell ........... 34168
Mike Gotay .................. 52012 Sue E. Hartshorn ........... M185
Roberts Pagan .............. 52012 Jeffrey W. Schmidt ........
Andres Rivera .............. 52012 Dallas N. Bishoff ........... 36034
Jose E. Camacho ........... 52012 Craig L. Williams ..........36037
Carlos Rios .................. 58012 Tins M Elliott .............. 37010
Jose Sotomayor .............52012 Harold H. Schwanger ..... 37010
Jesus A. Torres ............. 52012 Kirk B. Wolfe ............... 37010
Beatriz Redrigues .........52012 Jay E. Spicer ................ 37011
Carmen I. Despiau .........58068 Joseph G. Shannon ......... 37685
Harold H. Coghlan ......... 01034 Carlene H. Raach ..........37215
Douglas C. Calhoun ........ 01689 Steve A. Barry .............. 37265
John D. Blalock ............. 01689 Stephen R. Estes ........... 39014
Hugh B. Craig ...............01090 Michael A. Cheatwoed .... 39027
T. H. Robertson Ill ........ 01091 Robin A. Pagel .............. 39061
Jeffrey C. King ............. 02045 Jeffrey L. Risher ...........
Jeffrey S. Dutcher ......... 02046 Mary C. Gunkel ............. 39065
Thomas Tardibuno ......... 02050 William G. Delisi Jr .......39066
Todd V. Fox ................. 04002 Loyd L. Chappell ........... 39066
Marla J. Linde .............. 04048 Kirk F. Jones ................ 41024
Robert D. Baird ............ 04096 Paul H. Lavalle ............. 42034
James F. Rogers ........... 04210 Richard W. Donney Jr.... 42190
Leonard G. Heavner ....... 04220 Donald C. King .............. 42238
Thomas M. Cannon ........ 04282 Robert A. Hannhart ....... 42339
Timothy R Yackle ........ 05068 John F. Fitzgerald ......... 45002
Thomas B. List .............02133 Warren T. Russell .......... 45014
Leon Joyce ................... 68014 Mark G. Schoonmaker.... 45025
Lee T. Harvey ............... 07004 Barry T. Shelley ............ 45048
F. A. Cornell Dochert ..... 07006 George R. Symeonidis .... 45089
Cathy L. Butler ............. 07015 D. H, Montplaisir Jr ....... 45117
Richard C. Clahaugh ...... 08084 Sandra A. Menu .............46010
Linwood M. Dabney ....... 08128 Teresa M. Quinn ............ 48018
Victor A, Little ............. 088142 Russell T. Oechsner ....... 48002
Thomas J. Haywood ....... 08160 Steven A. Ellis ..............
Sandra A. Plourde ......... 08160 Thomas R Kreller ......... 46080
Patrick E. Thomason ..... 08169 Jonathan G. Lucas .........
Ernest R, Hoffeins ......... 08279 Robert M Wagner ......... 47020
Joseph F. Muscara ......... 08803 'Charles D. Dusch Jr ....... 47049
Dennis M. Deem ............47680
Malcolm S. Bennett ........
Carmella Jo Bridge ........ I0069 Donna S. Baughman ....... 47081
Gary T. Gross ............... If011 John R. lllgen ............... 48097
Philip E. Stasik ............. 11075 Michael A. Hersh ........... 48112
John Olin ..................... 11097 Donald J. Baffner .......... 48112
Joseph P. Wteczorek ...... 11173 Sharon J. Trask ............. 48138
Wanda L. Wilson ........... 11168 Cyndhi K. Hughes .......... 51044
Renee L, Lewis ............. 1180t John T. Coubrough ......... 51048
Edward R. Albers .......... l]?~0 Harvey H. Hamadon ...... 51048
Sue E. Wassman ............ 11682 Lori M. Duhrkeop .......... 51056
E, T. Chrzastowski ........ 11041
Michael S. Cross ............ 11075
Ken W. House ............... 11159
Michelie A. Gregson ....... 11205
Gregory N. Katnik ......... 13053
Michael E Hye ............. 14078
Joel Phillips ................. 15050
Marvin Bienn ................ 16010
David T. Bradshaw ........ 16019
Stcven L. Durr .............. 16021
Jerry L. Pontiff ............. 16024
Thomas P. Ponvillc ........ 16824
Jennifer L. McConnell .... 18003
Joseph M. Zellmer .........18018
Lawrence F. Snair Ill ..... 18023
Timothy J. Bobbins ........ 18023
Kevin P. Pennanen ........ 18071
Larence W. Bowers ........ I~71
John E. Workman .......... 18077
Richard T. Torpey ......... 19002
Paul W. McClintock Jr.... 19006
Harold T. Henderson ...... 20072
Anthony D. Owen ...........22057
Robert R Deming ......... 23088
Jeffrey B. Willett .......... 25053
David H. Kopelman ........ 2,5059

S PA AT Z AWA R D - - A i r
Force Gen. Lucius D. Clay
Jr., commander-in-chief of
the North American
Defense Command
(NORAD), presents the
Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award
to Cadet Col. Michael
Foster in a recent
ceremony at NORAD
headquarters at Colorado
Springs, Colo. Cadet
Foster is a member of
Colorado Wing's Arvada
Comp. Sq.. He recently
attended the Cadet Ofricers School at Maxwell
AFB, Ala., where he served as commandant of
cadets. (Photo by Harry

82 Students Attend Initial Class
Of Region Cadet Staff College
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Eighty-two Civil Air Patrol cadets from throughout the Southeast Region recently attended the first Southeast Region Cadet Staff College held at Samford University here.
The curriculum for the staff college was modeled after the National Cadet Officers School with instruction being provided by Samford professors, Air Force Reserve officers and instructors from the Air
Force Senior Non-commissioned Officers Academy.
The idea of the college was proposed by the SER cadet advisory council which felt that the Cadet Officers School was excellent, but was limited to only a selected minority of cadets.
In the fall of 1973, CAP Maj. Ronald W. Hanson, director of the Alabama Wing cadet program, was appointed project officer for the school. The major also served as commander of the staff college.
The staff college was open to
all cadets regardless of grade
with emphasis being placed on
recruiting cadet NCOs. Only 20
per cent of the attendees had
received their Mitchell Award.

GROUP SESSION -- Air Force SMSgt. Kenneth Black, (center), an instructor at the AF Senior NCO Academy discusses a
problem of human behavior during the Southeast Region's
first Cadet Staff College held recently with Cadets, (left to
right), MSgr. Roxanne Bender, Florida Wing, MSgr. James
Behan, Florida Wing, Sgt. John McKay, Georgia Wing and
1st Lt. Tobatha Gupton, Alabama Wing. (Photo by CAP
Ronald Hanson)

The college was designed to
give leadership training to the
cadets which they could put to
practical use in their own units.
Topics discussed included communication and learning
processes, motivation, human
behavior, human relations and
Also as part of the curriculum
each cadet was required to give
a speech on a pre-selected topic.
Cadet Sgt. John E. McKay of
Georgia's Peachtree-Dekalb
Cadet Sq. was named the outstanding speaker. Cadet John E.
Hamrick of Alabama's Albertville Comp. Sq. was named
Honor Cadet for the college.

Members Assist At Air Show
TAYLOR, Mich. -- Twelve members of the Cherryhill Cadet Sq.
provided valuable assistance recently during the annual air show put
on by the Ann Arbor Airport Authority.
The squadron members assisted the crowd control, flight line
security and also helped secure the area following an aircraft accident.
Providing help were: Cadet SSgt. Mark A. Folk, Cadet Amn Cris A.
Wolons and Cadet Recruits Rick Gallmeier, Bill Pittman, Darin
Collins, Frank Toupin and Phil Toupin.
Senior members helping included: CAP Lt. Michael Martin,
Warrant Officer Ed Lanzi and Paul Huffaker and Senior Master
Sergeant Carol Huffaker and David Collins.

The 40-hours of instruction
was based on lecture-seminar
concepts of learning.
Professional educators gave lectures in their area of specialization and then the cadets joined
into small seminars where every
one participated in the discussion of the main points of the lectures.



DISCUSSION -- CAP Col.Thomas C. Casaday, National
Vice Commander, discusses the operation of the National Board with (left to right), cadets, Joseph Kennedy, Alabama Wing, and MSgt. William Luehl, Florida
Wing, during the Southeast Region's first Cadet Staff
College. (Photo by CAP Maj. Ronald Hanson)

Special presentations were
given by CAP Col. Oscar K.
J o l l e y, c o m m a n d e r o f t h e
Southeast Region and CAP Col.
T h o m a s C . C a s a d a y, v i c e
chairman of the National Board.
Both of these officials were
impressed with the enthusiasm
shown by the cadets and have
stated that the college will be an
annual event in the region.




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Arrival Date:
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RS, Publication of unit newsletters is one of the best ways possible for
rs informed of what is going on in your squadron and to motivate them to a
nd participation in unit activities. Publishing such a newsletter is not
s require a little time and effort. It does not have to be elaborately
meographed sheet will serve quite well. In your unit newsletter stick to
t d e x t r a n e o u s m a t t e r, J o k e s , g a g s , h i g h s c h o o l t y p e c h i t - c h a t c o l u m n ,
a t h a v e n o t h i n g t o d o w i t h C i v i l A i r P a t r o l . Yo u s h o u l d p u b l i s h o n e a t
more often if possible; but once a quarter is better than none at all.
l i s h i n g a u n i t n e w s l e t t e r ( o r n e w s p a p e r ) f o r y o u r s q u a d r o n , g i v e i t a t r y.
ublished, be sure to send a copy of each issue to National Headquarters,
ormatton. Good luck!
8 M AT I O N O F F I C E R S . T h e C A P A n n i v e r s a r y K i t w i l l b e m a l l e d t o e a c h I n f o r m s O c t o b e r d i s t r i b u t i o n . Yo u a r e u r g e d t o t a k e t h e m a t e r i a l i n t h i s k i t a n d
[Ii have many ideas, and we feel sure you can make use of most of them.



publicity that you can generate in your area through the use of this
urged to cooperate with other units within your geographical area, Let's
lry one that we can be proud of.

Wing and region audit reports and consolidated reports of units below
submitted to National Headquarters (AC) not later than 30 September 1975
3-2). Wings can receive 600 points under the National Co----nder's Evalu,bmission of both reports. Has your unit submitted its financial report
to SWRHeadquarters and to the New Jersey Wing for being first in subaudit reports. Southwest Region Headquarters, which was first to submit
~ a i n i n 1 9 7 5 . R i g h t b e h i n d S W R c a m e N e w J e r s e y. C o l o n e l M a r c u s B a r n e s



The preferred extinguisher
i~ the ~torzd prz~,,re, drychemical type, say~ the National Safety Co'nc~. Thi~ type
can be "~zd on any kind of
fire, and it doe,6 not create
toxic ga~z~ a~ do vaporizing
liq'id type6.
It ~hould have
a t l e a ~ t 2 4 p o u n d s c a p a c i t y.


~ i c e r, C o l o n e l J i m C o n n e r, a n d C o l o n e l F r e d e r i c k C . B e l l a n d h i s fi n a n c e
L W. Rentschler, deserve a "well done" for their efforts.

'Distribution of Publications and Blank Forms," 25 July 1975, supersedes
"Observer Manual," 8 August 1975, supersedes CAPM 50-5, September 1974,
"Acquisition of Real Estate and Facilities for Civil Air Patrol,"
~rsedes CAPR 87-I, 4 April 1972.
~PM 173-2, "Financial Procedures for CAP Regions and Wings," 8 July 1975,

The wi~e motorist carriz~
a fully-charged fire
gui~her at all times.
yo'r a'to may never catch on
fire, there i~ alway~ the possibility of needing one to aid
another motori6t.


Two kind~ of ~'ch zxting~i~her~ are available.
One "~e~
a throw-away refill cylinder;
the other m'~t be taken to an
extinguisher ~ervice ~hop for
recharging. Either i~ ~uit
The zxting'i~her ~ho'Id be
reserved for emergency "~e
o n l y. I f y o ~ i n t e n d t o " ~ e a n
extinguisher for other p'rpo~z~, ~'ch a6 p,tting o't a
campfire, carry ~pare~.

I ational safety

'The Theories of Effective Leadership," I July 1975, has been published.

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Posse Comitatus. This is a federal statue that applies to members of the Armed
o n a c t i v e d u t y, p r o h i b i t i n g t h e m f r o m a s s i s t i n g l o c a l l a w o f fi c i a l s i n e n f o r c e m e n t o f t h e i ! ! ~ i i ! S i i ~
law. It is a criminal offense and has serious repercussions. It does not apply to civil-liii!
l a n s . H o w e v e r, t h e C i v i l A i r P a t r o l , b y p o l i c y, h a s a d o p t e d t h i s a c t a n d r e q u i r e s i t s
members to observe it.
3. Remains Removal. Each state has its own law on this subject. Normally it is the
responsibility of the coroner and local law officials. If requested, Civil Air Patrol
members may assist in removals from remote locations and delivering remains to accessible roads, etc.
4 . D i s a b l i n g E LTs . A t p r e s e n t t h e r e a r e f e w s t a t e l a w s c o v e r i n g t h i s s u b j e c t . Te c h n i c a l l y, a n i n a d v e r t e n t E LT s i g n a l v i o l a t e s F C r e g u l a t i o n s p e r t a i n i n g t o t r a n s m i t t i n g a
d i s t r e s s s i g n a l w h e n t h e r e i s n o d i s t r e s s . Te c h n i c a l l y, i t w o u l d b e c o n s i d e r e d a t r e s p a s s
t o e n t e r a n a i r c r a f t w i t h o u t p e r m i s s i o n t o t u r n t h e E LT o ff . H o w e v e r, t h e s i g n a l c a n b e
significantly reduced by disconnecting the antenna, or by grounding the antenna with a
wire or aluminum foil, or by just putting a bucket over the antenna. Be sure the aircraft
o w n e r i s a d v i s e d o f h i s f a u l t y E LT.

5. Crash Site Surveillance. Civil Air Patrol members
They have no authority to "guard" wreckage; however,
leaving its personnel for surveillance where wreckage
have no law enforcement authority and should not get
guard wreckage.

are not armed and
CAP policies do not
exists. Once again,
involved in trying to

are not guards.
CAP members
use force to

6. Good Samaritan Act. Here again, the laws vary considerably from state to state.
G e n e r a l l y, t h e s t a t e l a w s a r e w r i t t e n t o e n c o u r a g e t h e h e l p i n g o f s o m e o n e i n d i s t r e s s .
! i ~ N o r m a l l y, o n l y w h e n s o m e o n e o ff e r i n g a i d f a i l s t o t a k e " r e a s o n a b l e " a c t i o n o r i s t h o u g h t
to be guilty of "gross negligence" does a legal problem arise. CAP members should check
the laws of your state concerning the Good Samaritan Act.
7. FECA and CAP Corporation Insurance Coverage. The Civil Air Patrol has no authority
i to authorize or order non-members of the Civil Air Patrol on either Air Force or CAP
i missions. When a CAP senior member is on an Air Force mission, he has coverage under
FECA from the time he departs his house until the mission is completed and he returns
i home. The benefits under FECA are rather limited and based on an assumed monthly wage
i of $300 a month. There is an $800 burial benefit and unlimited medical benefits. When
on a Civil Air Patrol mission, senior members are covered with a $1,000 accidental death
policy with an accidental dismemberment feature that pays for the loss of certain members
o f t h e b o d y. T h i s i s a u t o m a t i c i n s u r a n c e a n d i s p a i d f o r f r o m t h e d u e s o f t h e m e m b e r.
The cadets are also similarly insured, and in addition to this, they have a medical
benefits policy that pays for any injury occurred from the time they leave their house,
while they are on a mission, and until their return home. The medical benefit is limited
to approximately $2,500. Cadets are not covered under FECA. Non-members are not covered
under either FECA or the CAP insurance program. If non-members are used on missions or
illegally flown in CAP aircraft, there is considerable risk to the Corporation. When
family members of missing persons fly in a CAP member's private plane, they are at the
risk of the CAP member and would not be covered by FECA or CAP Corporate insurance.

are about 500 billion matches
ced every year in the United States.
3 about 6. Z matches per person per
It is also also about 6.2 chances
~rson per day to start a fire. Most
time we mean to start the fire.
:imes, however, we don't.

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,y all persons aged one to 38. Among i!!i~iiii
ns of all ages, accidents are the
leading cause of death,






~ictim - as in occident
~volvement_ -eoole


Operate os w" _-.;notions
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Posse Comitatus. This is a federal statue that applies to members of the Armed Forces:i$~:
~ i i i o n a c t i v e d u t y, p r o h i b i t i n g t h e m f r o m a s s i s t i n g l o c a l l a w o f fi c i a l s i n e n f o r c e m e n t o f t h e
i i i i l a w. I t i s a c r i m i n a l o ff e n s e a n d h a s s e r i o u s r e p e r c u s s i o n s . I t d o e s n o t a p p l y t o
i : i : i i a n s . H o w e v e r, t h e C i v i l A i r P a t r o l , b y p o l i c y, h a s a d o p t e d t h i s a c t a n d r e q u i r e s i t s
!iii members to observe it.
iili 3. Remains Removal. Each state has its own law on this subject Normally it is the
ii~ responsibility of the coroner and local law officials. If requested, Civil Air Patrol
members may assist in removals from remote locations and delivering remains to accessible roads, etc.


i i ! 4 . D i s a b l i n g E L Ts . A t p r e s e n t t h e r e a r e f e w s t a t e l a w s c o v e r i n g t h i s s u b j e c t . Te c h n i C ! i ! c a l l y, a n i n a d v e r t e n t E LT s i g n a l v i o l a t e s F C C r e g u l a t i o n s p e r t a i n i n g t o t r a n s m l t t i n g a
! i ~ ! d i s t r e s s s i g n a l w h e n t h e r e i s n o d i s t r e s s . Te c h n i c a l l y , i t w o u l d b e c o n s i d e r e d a t r e s p a s s
i l i l t o e n t e r a n a i r c r a f t w i t h o u t p e r m i s s i o n t o t u r n t h e E LT o f f . H o w e v e r, t h e s i g n a l c a n b e
iii! significantly reduced by disconnecting the antenna, or by grounding the antenna with a
i!ii wire or aluminum foil, or by just putting a bucket over the antenna. Be sure the aircraft
i ! ! i o w n e r i s a d v i s e d o f h i s f a u l t y E L T.

!ii!5 . C r a s h S i t e S u r v e i l l a n c e . C i v i l A i r P a t r o l m e m b e r s a r e n o t a r m e d a n d a r e n o t g u a r d s
! ~ i T h e y h a v e n o a u t h o r i t y t o " g u a r d " w r e c k a g e ; h o w e v e r, C A P p o l i c i e s d o n o t p r o h i b i t
!!~i leaving its personnel for surveillance where wreckage exists. Once again, CAP members
!iili have no law enforcement authority and should not get involved in trying to use force to
i!ii guard wreckage.

iiii 6 .


Good Samaritan Act. Here again, the laws vary considerably from state to state

: . : i G e n e r a l l y,
i ! ! i i N o r m a l l y,
to be guilty
the laws of

the state laws are written to encourage the helping of someone in distress,
only when someone offering aid fails to take "reasonable" action or is thought
of "gross negligence" does a legal problem arise. CAP members should check
your state concerning the Good Samaritan Act.

7. FECAand CAP Corporation Insurance Coverage. The Civil Air Patrol has no authority

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!!!ii to authorize or order non-members of the Civil Air Patrol on either Air Force or CAP
!ilii missions. When a CAP senior member is on an Air Force mission, he has coverage under
i~ FECA from the time he departs his house until the mission is completed and he returns

iii home. The benefits under FECA are rather limited and based on an assumed monthly wage
i!i! of $300 a month. There is an $800 burial benefit and unlimited medical benefits. When
iii!iiii!ii i iiii i!i i iii iiiiiii! iiiii!iiiii i i!ii i!
ii~ on a Civil Air Patrol mission, senior members are c6vered with a $I,000 accidental death
ilii policy with an accidental dismemberment feature that pays for the loss of certain members
i iii!!i i!i!!i iiiii ii! ii i i i ilili! iii i i i ii! ,
~ i i o f t h e b o d y T h i s i s a u t o m a t i c i n s u r a n c e a n d i s p a i d f o r f r o m t h e d u e s o f t h e m e m b e r.
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benefits policy that pays for any injury occurred from the time they leave their house,
they are on a mission, and until their return home. The medical benefit is limited


i~ to approximately $2,500. Cadets are not covered under FECA. Non-members are not covered
iii under either FECA or the CAP insurance program. If non-members are used on missions or
iili illegally flown in CAP aircraft, there is considerable risk to the Corporation. When
~!i! family members of missing persons fly in a CAP member's private plane, they are at the
~ii risk of the CAP member and would not be covered by FECA or CAP Corporate insurance.

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e are about 500 billion matches
nced every year in the United States.
's about 6.2 matches per person per
It is also also about 6.2 chances
)erson per day to start a fire. Most
time we mean to start the fire.
; t i m e s , h o w e v e r, w e d o n ' t .

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tg all persons aged one to 38. Among iiiiiiiiii..
~ns of all ages, accidents are the
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Have you had a change of address? Did you notify us? Many don't do so immediately, and
their mall is promptly returned. It is to your advantage to notify us as soon as possible
of any changes in your address, both as a unit and individually.
It will solve a problem for
us, and you will get your mail,


2. NEW CB RULES. FCC has announced adoption of the following new rules for Class D stations

ilili i

in the Citizens Radio Service, effective 29 July 1975:


(i) Antenna Heights. All antennas (both receiving and transmitting) and support
structures must comply with the rules as to height. The 20-foot limitation will continue
to apply to all antennas other than those of the omnidirectional type, Antennas attached


to existing antenna support structures of another authorized radio station may not exceed
the 60-foot height limit imposed on omnidirectional antennas.

(3) The restrictions on the relay of messages now appllcable to communications within

3 . S T. L O U I S L O C A L T R A F F I C A S S I S TA N C E , M e m b e r s d r i v i n g t o S t . L o u i s f o r t h e N a t l o n a l B o a r d
Meeting and having SSB transceivers in their vehicles can obtain directions and local traffic
assistance on 4583.5 kHz. Blue Bird 39 will monitor this frequency on the arrival and
departure dates.

4. CADET ACTIVITY IN ACCIDENT PREVENTION. Recent coordination with FAA has resulted In a new
cadet activity. The FAA General Aviation Accident Prevention Program includes approximately
5,000 safety meetings annually for pilots in all 50 states. Civil Air Patrol has been
invited to assist FAA in accomplishing this very important task by utilizing cadets during
the presentations. In accepting this invitation, we envision two cadets from the local CAP
cadet or composite squadron be selected to assist in setting up the room, preparing slides
tors, distributi
o the aviation
s for our cade
community, in

ng literature
ts. The will
addition to l

and other material, and assisting in
This small contribution of time and effort
benefit from the experiences of personal
earning about aviation from the experts.

FAA representatives will be contacting region, wing, and squadron commanders in the geographic
areas where the meetings are
affiliation and support aviati
the requesting FAA Accident
the proper emphasis on thls

u s e i t . T h e k i t
CAP badly needs t!
m a t e r i a l , Yo u a r e
make this anniver!

wlng level must be
(reference CAPM I~
ation for proper !
to wing?
Congratulations g(
mission of the FY7
for FY74, dl~ it !
and hls flnanc~'~
officer, Lt Colon~


longer be necessary to identify the station with which communications are being conducted.

erest t
of the

AT T E N T I O N I N F (
t i o n O f fi c e r i n t l


(7) The station identification rule has been amended to require a transmitting station
identify only his station at the beginning and end of the transmissions. It will no

of int

As soon as it is 1
Directorate of Inl


The current prohibition against hobby use has been deleted.

and motion p
other areas
will provide
contact with



(5) The restrictions of certain channels for interstation communications has been
removed as a means of reducing congestion.




(4) All communications between Class D stations shall be restricted to not longer than



a radius of 150 miles from the originating station are deleted. Relay of messages beyond
thls distance continue to be prohibited.

five continuous minutes. At the conclusion of this flve-mlnute period, or the exchange
less than five minutes, the participating stations shall remain silent for at least one


(2) Channel Ii (27.085 MHz) is designated as a national calling channel to be used only
to establish communications and arrange to move to another channel.

cartoons, etc., tl
least every month
If you are not p~




greater interest
difficult, but do~
done - a single
CAP subjects. Aw


keeping your memb~



CAP Bulleti

scheduled. Everyone is encouraged to indorse this CAP-FAA
on safety to the maximum extent. Direct communication between
Prevention and the squadron is authorized and encouraged. With
program, the CAP will gain greater exposure in the aerospace


a .


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b. CAPM 50-5,
and Chg I, 6 July


c. CAPR 87-1,
1 August 1975, suf


d. Ch8 1 to (
has been publishec


e. CAPP 303,





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5 . L E V E L l i p S E N I O R M F h I B E R T R A I N I N G P R O G R A M . A s o f m l d - J u l y 1 9 7 5 , a t o t a l o f 11 , 0 6 2 s e n i o r
members had completed applicable training and were awarded the tec~nlclan, senior, or master
rating in a Level II functional specialty, as outlined in CAPM 50-17, "Senior Member Training
Program." Of thls total 4,931 had been awarded the technician rating, 2,585 the senior
rating, and 3,546 had attained the master rating in a specialty. Of the 19 specialties
involved, communications was the most prominent, followed by cadet program, administration,
and emergency services.
















plished by many senior members and, therefore, do not portray a comprehensive picture of the
total specialty training completed throughout the 52 wings.

The Civil Air Patrol BULLETIN is published bimonthly (Jan., Mar., May, July, Sep., and Nov.). It contains
official announcements, interim changes to CAP publications, and other items of interest for all CAP members.