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CIvil Air Patrol Natio

GAO releases
report on AF,
CAP relationship
mandated report
cites a number of
areas of where CAP
could improve its
management of the
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AEF grant
program under
Civil Air Patrol
Under agreement
w i t h A E F, C A P
Headquarters has
management of
AEF's Grant Program
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National Perspective ............7
Focus on Service ................. 8

Commentary. ........................9


SVD demo 'tremendous success'

Senior Training ................... 1 1
National Board ............... 12-13
Cadet Programs ................. 14
Air Force ....................... 16-17
Recognition ....................... 19
Coast to Coast ............. 20-28


National-level single-frame
video downlink demo a
major success; Customs,
FEMA, other national
agencies impressed
Page 10

Lake Charles Composite
Squadron aircrews
p r o v, d e a e r i a l r e c o n ,
video downlink
Page 4




GAO releases report on CAP, Air Force relationship
Charlotte Crowe
Chief, Public Rela tions
CAP National Headquarters
N AT I O N A L H E A D QUARTERS -- The General Accounting Office has
released a congressionallymandated report on the relationship between Civil Air
Patrol and the U.S. Air
Though the report cites
a number of areas where
CAP could improve its
management of its 60,000
member volunteer organization, GAO prefaced its
study with the following
Agreements with the Air
Force Are Intended To Address Identified Problems."
The report states the
Air Force and CAP relationship is usually cooperative,
with the Air Force monitoring CAP activities by reviewing flight, financial and
logistics operations. However, conflicts occasionally
arise under the current
structure, and according to
the GAO report, Air Force
officials believe they have
limited authority over CAP
because it is a private corporation.
Over the past several

"Civil Air Patrol civilian members are among the most
motivated volunteers in service to this country. However,
we've always been mindful to not over burden our volunteers
with administrative paperwork. For this reason, unfortunately
some of our records have not been maintained properly."
Brig. Gen. James C. Bobick, CAP national commander

jobs and families.
months, CAP has worked
"Traditionally, the Civil
with the Air Force to adAir Patrol has been an ordress the concerns about
ganization of volunteer
accountability and safety.
members, supported by a
I n F e b r u a r y, C A P N a t i o n a l B o a r d m e m b e r s a p - s m a l l a d m i n i s t r a t i v e s t a ff
proved a new governance at its national headquarstructure, which would in- ters," said CAP National
clude members appointed C o m m a n d e r B r i g . G e n .
b y t h e A i r F o r c e , C A P a n d James C. Bobick.
"Civil Air Patrol civilthe U.S. Congress. In adian members are among the
dition, CAP and the Air
Force have tentatively apmost motivated volunteers
p r o v e d a c o o p e r a t i v e i n s e r v i c e t o t h i s c o u n t r y, "
agreement and a statehe said. "However, we've always been mindful to not
ment of work, as well as,
proposed legislation affectover burden our volunteers
with administrative papering those measures.
CAP leaders recognize w o r k . F o r t h i s r e a s o n , u n the need to maintain ad- fortunately some of our
equate accountability over
records have not been
assets, but have been con- maintained properly."
As part of the agreecerned that paperwork requirements may become too m e n t w i t h t h e A i r F o r c e ,
Civil Air Patrol officials
burdensome for volunteers,
m o s t w h o h a v e f u l l - t i m e would transfer 89 liaison of-

ricers to the Air Force. This
move would alleviate any
possible conflicts and allow
for more streamlined reporting procedures.
To d e t e r m i n e h o w t h e
new accountability requirements would impact the organization and what measures would be necessary
for CAP to meet the new
accountability criteria, CAP
also commissioned management consultant, Price
Wa t e r h o u s e C o o p e r s , t o
c o n d u c t a s t u d y. A s a r e sult, CAP has proposed the
addition of 60 corporate employees to perform the additional administrative
f u n c t i o n s . Tw e l v e ~ t h e s e
employees would be positioned at CAP National
Headquarters; the remainder would be positioned at
the wing level.

Civil Air Patrol
National Commander
Brig. Gan. James C. Boblck

CAP-U.S. Air Force Commander
& Senior Air Force Adviser
Col. Dennis B. Parkhurst

Executive Director
CoL Robert L. Brooke

Director, Marketing & PR
Mary Nell Crewe

Civil Air Patrol News Editor
J a m e s F. Ty n a n

CAP News Assistant Editor
Daniel P. Meredith

The Civil Air Patrol News (ISSN #09-7810) is an official publication of the Civil Air Patrol, a private, benevolent corporation
and auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force. It is published monthly by
CAP National Headquarters, 105 South Hansell St., Building
714, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6332, and printed by the Opelika
News, P.O. Box 2111, Opelika, AL 36830. Periodicals postage
paid at Auburn, Ala. (36830). Opinions expressed herein do not
necessarily represent those of the CAP or the U.S. Air Force.
Subscriptions: Annual subscription rate is $5. To subscribe,
send a check or money order to: Editor, Civil Air Patrol News,
105 South Hansell St., Building 714, Maxwell AFB, AL 361126332. Call (334) 953-5700 for more information.

"The accountability requirements for Civil Air Patrol today are more stringent than any time in the
history of this organization," says Bobick. "Additions to our administrative
s t a ff a r e n e c e s s a r y t o e n sure full compliance with
new accountability measures."
Despite GAO findings,
in 1999, Civil Air Patrol
posted its safest flying
record in rive years. CAP
pilots reported just three
accidents while logging
128,000 flying hours. That
breaks down to a rate of
2.34 accidents per 100,000
flight hours--substantially
lower than 4.76 posted the
previous year.
This statistic is even
more impressive when compared with the 7.05 rate
that general aviation logged
l a s t y e a r. U . S . A i r F o r c e
aero clubs came in with a
3.90 rate.
Acknowledging the efforts CAP and the U.S. Air
Force have put forth to resolve concerns over management, the GAO report states:
"We believe that specific recommendations to address
these problems are unnecessary at this time."

Changes of address: Changes of address for members should
be e-mailed to or faxed to (334) 953-4262.
Advertising: For advertising-rate information, call (334) 9535700 or send an e-mail to CAP does not
endorse or warranty any products or services advertised in this
Editorial submissions: Send submissions via e-mail to If e-mail is not possible, send via the
U.S. Postal Service on 3V2" disk to: Editor, Civil Air Patrol
News, 105 South Hansell St., Building 714, Maxwell AFB, AL
36112-6332. Preferred formats for files are Word or ASCII text,
As a last resort, submissions can be faxed to (334) 953-4245.
Photo submissions: Photos June be sent electronically or by
mail using the above address. If sent electronically, send to email address above as attachments. Preferred formats are TIF
and JPG. Be sure to include photo credits and cutline information, and an electronic copy of the story they are associated
with. If from a digital camera, resolution can be no less than
800x600; if scanned, 203dpi resolution is preferred. If photos
are mailed, be sure to send them with cutline and photo credit
information, and a copy of the story they are associated with.
Submission deadline: Submission deadline is the third Monday of the month preceding the publication month.
Postmaster: Send address changes to: Personnel, CAP National Headquarters, 105 South Hansell St., Bldg. 714, Maxwell
AFB, AL 36112-6332.

N ] E \ ~ V. S

c,v,, AJ, PAT,OL NEWS ,~ JU,E 2000


II $7,000 in grant money still available; must apply by July 31

National headquarters now managing AEF grant program
N AT I O N A L H ] ~ A D Q U A R TERS -- The Aerospace Education
Foundation was established in
1956 by the Air Force Association
to help provide educational opportunities for America's youth.
The opportunities were initiated to help ensure that future
generations of Americans:
Appreciate the important
role of aviation and space in
America's future;
Have the technical knowledge necessary to understand aerospace issues; and
Have the educational background required to pursue aerospace careers
To accomplish their goals, the
AEF communicates directly with
the American public about the importance of maintaining a sound
aerospace infrastructure and maintaining a strong Air Force to ensure national security. Another important part of their educational
efforts is to support the educational

objectives of the Air Force and Civil
Air Patrol.
To s u p p o r t C A P ' s A E p r o grams, the AEF provides .grants to
CAP units. Since 1996, the AEF
has provided more than $45,000 to
CAP units. For the remainder of
this year, $7,000 is still available.
The grant program is funded
by the AEF and now managed by
CAP National Headquarters. This
is a recent change to previous management procedures. In the past,
the AEF managed the program and
all applications were sent to them.
Now, because of a CAP/AEF agreement, applications will be sent to
headquarters. The AE Division at
headquarters will manage the selection process. A panel of judges
there will review the applications,
rank order each proposal, and then
select the grant winners.
Another change to the program is that the grants will be
given out twice each year -- winter and summer. For the winter

Georgia crews search for Gulfstream
GEORGIA -- Georgia Wing aircrews began
searching for a missing single-engine, four seat
Gulfstream with three on board.
The aircrew was last heard from when it stopped
for fuel in Winder, Ga. It was on a flight from
Fernandina Beach, Fla., to Lebanon, Tenn. After
refueling the aircraft took off at about 11 a.m.
The aircraft's flight plan showed the refueling
stop at Winder, and two other stops at Dalton, Ga.,
and Chattanooga, Tenn.
Ground teams were scheduled to begin conducting ramp checks at airports along the plane's route to
see if the aircraft had landed at another airport.
Search efforts were underway at press time.

CAPP 190-1available in bookstore
190-1, Guide to Civil Air Patrol Public Affairs, is now
The guide is a comprehensive "how-to" tool for all
CAP PAOs, as well as a training guide for wing public
affairs officers. PAOs will find the basics to enable
them to build five or six training sessions.
According to Mary Nell Crowe, director of CAP's
Marketing and Public Affairs Directorate, the twovolume, 13-chapter guide contains the best and most
successful PAO practices from across the country.
"This guide would not have been possible without the

period, half of the grant monies
will be awarded to units participating in the CAP Aerospace Educ a t i o n E x c e l l e n c e Aw a r d P r o gram. For the summer program,
the remaining half will be used
to support any CAP unit involved
in AE activities.
The requirements and selection
criteria are as follows:
c> Units are eligible to receive
one grant every other year;
c> Grants cannot exceed $250
per request;
c> Grants must be used for
aerospace education-related items/
activities such as books, videotapes, aerospace-oriented field
trips and aerospace education days;
c> Grants may not be used for
uniforms, honor guard or color
guard activities, nor may they be
used for individual-member flying
instruction; and
c> Grant recipients must file a
follow-up report with the AE Division on how the grant contributed

to their program.
Only those units participating
in the AEEAP may apply in winter. The application deadline is
Dec. 31. Grants will be processed
and checks issued by Jan. 31.
Any CAP unit may participate
in the summer competition (including the units that did not receive a
winter grant). The application
deadline is June 30 (extended to
July 20 for the year 2000 only).
Grants will be processed and
checks issued by July 31.
Completed applications should
be faxed to HQ CAP/ETA at (334)
953-4235 or mailed to the following address: HQ CAP/ETA, 105
South Hansell St., Maxwell AFB,
AL 36112-6332. Grant applications
can be downloaded from the CAP
Web site at or requested from the AE Division.
For more information about the
AEF's grant program, please call
(334) 953-5095 or e-mail

Battle and Capt. Gerald P. Lowry of the Iowa Wing.
contribution from our dedicated CAP PAOs throughout the nation who were willing to share those things
The course is mandatory every two years for Civil
Air Patrol check pilots to maintain their credentials.
that worked for them," said Crowe.
The 150-page handbook is available through the
CAP Bookstore, as a set, for $2.50
New e-iournal online for members

Leadership School set for August
IOWA -- A National Check Pilot Standardization
Course was held in Davenport, Iowa, instructed by
Capt. George A. Cobley, the Iowa Wing standardization and evaluation officer.
Also in attendance were: Col. Joseph D.
McMillan, CAP national chief of staff; Col. Emmit G.
Williams, of CAP's National Inspector General Office;
Capt. David Cunningham, Kansas Wing; 1st Lt. Alan
Kreppert, Missouri Wing; and Lt. Col. Russell Smith,
Maj. Terry E. Spitzer, Chaplain (Capt.) Christie M.

INDIANA -- Members of the Civil Air Patrol have
a new source of professional development known as
The CAP Leader.
The CAP Leader is a new e-journal published by
Maj. Jylland-Halverson and Maj. Mike Ney of the
Indiana Wing. The e-journal's focus will be on CAP
issues related to leadership, emergency services,
aviation, the U.S. military and other related fields.
The CAP Leader was generated by JyllandHalverson and Ney after CAP's first-ever e-journal,
The CAP Officer, stopped being published.
"We view ourselves as the descendant of The
CAP Officerand hope to achieve their level of
professionalism and contribution," said JyllandHalverson. "The CAP Officerwas a fine journal that
became a creative and interactive forum for the
serious professional volunteers of the CAP. We hope
to fill the void left by their departure."
CAP members are invited not only to make the ejournal a part of their professional development, but
to share their own expertise, opinions and thoughts
by submitting an article. The submission process is
explained in detail online.
The journal's address is


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LA squadron responds to CITGO fire;
provides video downlink, aerial recon
also a CITGO engineer, which
enabled the aircrew to give
valuable detailed information
to incident command.
The Lake Charles squadLOUISIANA -- Louisiana
Wing's Lake Charles Compos- ron has a memorandum of understanding with the Calcasieu
ite Squadron responded to a
fire at CITGO Petroleum near Parish Office of Emergency
Preparedness and it receives
Lake Charles, La.
annual funding from the
Incident command requested aerial reconnaissance Calcasieu Parish Police Jury.
The Parish's Mobile Operaand single-frame video downtions Center has permanently
link. A Lake Charles aircrew
was on scene transmitting pic- i n s t a l l e d C A P ' s r a d i o a n d a
t u r e s t o t h e C a l c a s i e u P a r i s h modem so it can receive singleframe video from wing aircraft.
Office of Emergency PreparedCommunication with inciness Mobile Operations Cendent commanders and the 911
t e r s o o n a f t e r. M o r e t h a n a
center are carried out through
dozen pictures were transmita portable 800-MHz radio cated during the 1.7-hour flight.
pable of communicating with
The aircrew also gave hyalmost any state, local or indrocarbon plume direction, dist a n c e a n d a l t i t u d e s o o ff - s i t e d u s t r i a l e m e r g e n c y a g e n c y.
monitoring could take place. W i n g m e m b e r s a r e a l p h a The pilot, Capt. Ed Jones, is paged with mission informaLt. Col. Rock Palermo
Lake Charles Composite Squadron
Louisiana Wing


t i o n f r o m t h e 9 11 c e n t e r. T h e
alpha-pagers, 800-MHz radios
and single-frame video equipment are supplied by the local
parish governing authority.
The squadron started its
aerial reconnaissance service
on Sept. 28, 1997, when it
demonstrated its video downlink capability during an emergency drill at the CITGO refi n e r y. S i n c e t h e n , t h e w i n g
has responded to dozens of 10cal environmental and industrial incidents. Squadron members also attend monthly meetings of the Southwest Louisiana Mutual Aid Association,
which comprise over 100 area
emergency-response agencies.
Squadron members responding to the Citgo fire were:
Capt. Ed Jones, 1st Lt. Dennis Scalia and Lt. Col. Rock


Lawmakers take to sky
with the Oklahoma Wing
O K L A H O M A - - Tw e l v e O k l a h o m a
lawmakers recently flew with the CAP as
members of Oklahoma Wing's Legislative
Rep. Carolyn Coleman said she joined
the group because of the recent tornadoes.
"I went out there, but decided I couldn't
really help anybody," Coleman said. "If I
can stick with this, maybe I can when
something like the Moore tornado happens again."
Another lawmaker, Rep. James Covey,
said, "I love to fly, and I've always wanted
to be involved in something like this. I
may try to go ahead and get a pilot's license."
Other members flying Thursday were
Rep. Jack Bonny; Rep. Kenneth Corn;
Rep. Lloyd Fields; Rep Bobby Frams; Rep
Jim Newporty; Rep Bill Settle; Rep. Greg
Piatt; Rep. Leonard Sullivan; Rep. Tommy
Thomas; and Rep. Dan Webb.
Several more lawmakers are joining the squadron and will be going airborne as well.

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Fifial session presentations
During the conference, Lt. Col.
me~bers of the n~ne wings ~nd John O~Grady, region director of
wing liais6n office that ~a~e up Safety~ gave a brief overview of the
the regionl Attendees includ~d~ region,s 1999 safety statistics. Maj.
wing and vice wing comm~hd~ Raymond Saunders; region direcers; emergency services ~d Op~ tor of Operations:,.: spoke on stane r a directors;. main~n~hce~ : d a r d i z a ~ i o n a n d t r a i n i n g . R o y
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Force Nation~ Secumty Emergency
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CAP financial practices soon to fall under OMB circulars
he provisions of Public and reporting
mmm forth uniform auditing Law 88-504 set
requirements for corporations estab.................. : lished under federal law. It states
that an "independent" certified or licensed
public accountant shall audit such corporations annually in accordance with generally
accepted auditing standards. This implies the
use, by auditors, of generally accepted accounting principles.
Civil Air Patrol has been operating under
the provisions of this law since its inception,
and has always been very successful with its
audits performed under generally accepted
auditing and accounting standards. In fact, in
the last few years, great strides have been
made to ensure that reporting practices are
more uniform throughout CAP, allowing for a
more accurate financial picture of CAP's
Once the cooperative agreement between
the U.S. Air Force and CAP is signed, what
was once considered a possibility -- that Office
of Management and Budget circulars would
apply to CAP -- will become a certainty. This
will make it necessary, once again, for the
corporation to reevaluate its financial reporting practices.
The OMB was established primarily to
assist the president of the United States in

overseeing the preparation of the federal
budget. Comprised of divisions organized by
agency and program area or by functional
responsibility, the OMB has a role in the
development and resolution of all budget,
policy, legislative, regulatory, procurement
and management issues on behalf of the

president. Working cooperatively with federal
agencies and non-federal parties, the OMB
establishes governmentwide grant and cooperative agreement management policies and
guidelines through the publication of circulars
and common rules. These polices are adopted
by each grantmaking agency and incorporated
into their federal regulations. The grantmaker
in the case of CAP is the U.S. Air Force. Their
"Department of Defense Grant and Agreement
Regulations" incorporate the policies and
guidelines established by the OMB.
The OMB circulars which will affect CAP
include: A- 110 -- Uniform Administrative
Requirements for Grants and Agreements with
Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals
and Other Non-Profit Organizations; A-122 -Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations;
and A-133 --Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations. It is
uncertain, at this time, exactly what changes
will result for CAP regions, wings and units
based on implementation of the circulars, but
change is inevitable at every level of the
OMB Circular A-110 establishes standards
for obtaining consistency and uniformity
among federal agencies in the administration
of grants to and agreements with institutions
of higher education, hospitals, and other nonprofit organizations. Significant changes for
the corporation under this circular would
include reports on cost sharing and matching,
additional financial reporting requirements,
additional monitoring and reporting on program performance, and changes in the procurement process. In addition, if for some
reason, the corporation is unable to comply
with established OMB requirements termination of funding .could result. Termination may

be "for cause" (failure to comply) or "for convenience" (mutual agreement).
Circular A-122 establishes principles for
determining costs of grants, contracts and
other agreements with nonprofit organizations. Costs must be reasonable and allocated
to the grant, project, etc. in accordance with
the benefits received. All costs
are considered either direct or
indirect. Direct costs are those
that can be identified to a specific
function. Indirect costs are those
that are incurred for common or
joint objectives and cannot be
readily identified for a specific
The final circular, A-133,
sets forth audit requirements for
agencies receiving federal funds.
It states that independent
auditors must perform audits at least biennially in accordance with government auditing
standards ('~[ellow Book") and American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Statements on Auditing Standards No. 41 and
63. The scope of the audit would be to determine if:
1. Financial statements present fairly the
financial position of the agency and the results
of its financial operations in accordance with
generally accepted accounting principles.
2. The internal control structure provides
reasonable assurance that federal awards are
being managed in compliance with applicable
laws and regulations.
3. The agency has complied with laws and
regulations that may have a direct and material effect on financial statement amounts and
on each major federal program.
Audit reports will consist of at least the
1. Auditor's report on the financial statements and the schedule of federal financial
2. Auditor's report on the internal control
3. Auditor's report on compliance; and
4. Recipients comments on the auditor's
findings and a plan for corrective action.
Needless to say the cost of this type audit,
at the CAP National Headquarters level, will
be greater than the cost of audits performed
previously in accordance with generally
accepted auditing standards. Again, some
questions still remain as to how this change
will ultimately affect the regions, wings and
units of CAP. In addition, though the costs of
these audits are allowable under the proviSee


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J U N E 2 0 0 0 . ' C I v t L A I R PAT R O L N E W S

Like silver in coins, we too become refined, perfected


n a recent trip to the
Denver mint where
copper and silver
coins are stamped out, I
watched in amazement the volumes of coins that
made their way
through the
My mind
reflected on
scripture in the
Old Testament:
Malachi, Chapter
3, Verses 2 and 3:
" B u t w h o m a y . . . . . . . . . :~:~
abide the day of
his coming? And
who shall stand
when he appeareth? For he is like
a refiners fire, and a fullers soap.
And he shall sit as a refiner and a
purifyer of silver... "
When silver is melted down
the process must be watched for
exactly the right temperature. If
the silver becomes too hot, slack
will bubble through and ruin the
silver. If the silver is not heated
enough, the impurities will not be
separated and the silver unusable.
The refiner knows just the exact
amount and watches carefully.
You and I go through life
experiences and are refined much
the same as the silver. We are told
that this life is the time to prepare
to meet God. We will be tried and
tempted, not more than we can
endure, yet sufficient to test our

We cannot go through this life
without experiencing joy and
sorrow, love and anger, disappointments and accomplishments,
as we are tested through the

refiner's fire. Thus we become
refined and perfected as the silver
is in its process.
The promise to His children is
that we will not be tested beyond
our abilities, yet we each must be
permitted to each have different
challenges and, as we overcome
them, we develop spiritually and

Historic 50th year
Your CAP Chaplain Service
Council extends an invitation to
each CAP member to attend the
national conference in San Antonio. This will be an historic time
as we continue our 50th year of
chaplain service to CAP.
A wise man once said, 'Verily
I say, men [women] should be
anxiously engaged in a good

sions of the circular, no additional funding for
these fees is guaranteed. The fees are simply
considered to be either a direct cost or an
allocated indirect cost for purposes of reporting.
If indeed the regions, wings and units of
CAP are significantly affected by this change
in the way the corporation receives its funding
and accounts for it, CAP National Headquarters will make every effort to eliminate any
undue burden on them. As always, what can
be accomplished at the national headquarters
level, will be accomplished at that level to

cause, and do many things of their
own free will, and bring to pass
much righteousness" CAP certainly is a good cause for each of
us to be anxiously engaged in.
We have a three fold
mission, not any one
mission more important
than the other. They
certainly are symbiotic and
deserve telling the nation
about. So why do we not
have more cadets, more
senior members, more
chaplains and moral
leadership officers? Well,
for one, we are volunteers
and, for the most part,
participate in CAP part
time. Most have other lives and
other things to do. Yet, if something is to be accomplished, it
usually is by those with the least
amount of time a busy person.
I speak to one of our three
missions this time our Cadet
Program. Our cadets are the
future not only of CAP, but the
future leaders of our nation in
business, government, academic
and all institutions. We provide
for these youth a sense of purpose,
a sense of mental and physical
health, and the opportunity to
develop personal leadership
qualities for life.
These young men and women
deserve our anxious engagement
with them. By regulation they
deserve moral leadership every
month, yet we have too many

minimize any impact on our regions, wings
and units.
As responsible members of CAP, we each
have a duty to ensure we are good stewards of
the funds and assets entrusted to us. Each of
us must do our part to ensure that CAP
continually meets the standards within which
we must operate by federal law. With the
continued support and cooperation of everyone, at every level, we can make this change a
successful one. Let us all constantly remember,
no one individual or unique entity has set out
to unjustly burden CAP.

units without a chaplain or moral
leadership officer. My goal as chief
of of CAP's Chaplain Service is to
recruit and train one chaplain
service person for each cadet unit
by the end of 2000. Can we reach
it? This depends on if you and I
are anxiously engaged. We are in
the middle of a recruiting campaign. Every senior member,
cadet or another person outside of
CAP is eligible to receive momentary recognition plus an eternal
impact to bring about much
righteousness in our society.

Chaplain staff colleges
The following region chaplain
service staff colleges have taken
place: Pacific Region was held in
February at Hickham Air Force
Base, Hawaii, under the guidance
of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Dan Dyer.
It set the stage for all the other
colleges with a great program plus
vacation sights following. A
special evening was spent at the
home of former CAP national
commander Brig. Gen. Richard
Southeast Region chaplains
held their college at Maxwell Air
Force Base, Ala., in April with
Region chaplain Chaplain (Lt.
Col.) Ronald Greene and a host of
others directing an absolutely
great program with more chaplains and visitors than your chief
has seen at any college so far.


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Simply, what has happened is that CAP
must comply with the laws of our land in the
same manner others do. The fact that such
laws are only now being applied to CAP means
we, CAP members of today, must rally together in a demonstration of our resolve to
meet and even exceed, if possible, the requirements of all federal laws and directives applicable to our organization.
Your understanding and acceptance will
ensure our contributions to this nation will
continue to be meaningful and appreciated by
all Americans. We have a rich and productive
heritage to uphold and support. I am confident
that together, as a dedicated team, we can and
will meet the task.


Gill Robb Wilson


s the Civil Air Patrol

Chaplain Service celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, it is interesting to
note that one of CAP's founders -Gill Robb Wilson -- was a Presbyterian clergyman who
became the primary motivator for encouraging the Air
Force to organize a chaplain
program for CAP.
Air Force Maj. Gen.
Lucas V. Beau, the CAP
national commander and
CAP:U.S. Air Force commander from October 1947
to December 1955, and Brig.
General D. Harold Byrd, chairman
of the CAP Board from April 1959
to April 1960, joined the CAP
founder in 1949 when he visited
with the Air Force chief of chaplains, Maj. Gen. Charles Carpenter, asking for help in organizing a
chaplain program.
A few months later, in Janu-

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CAP's founder, first chaplain

ary 1950, Chaplain (Lt. Col.)
Robert Preston Taylor was appointed as the first national
chaplain to CAP National Headquarters with a mandate to
develop a professional model for

ministry that resembled the Air
Wilson was raised by his
parents to be concerned about a
person's spiritual growth. His
father, Dr. Gill I. Wilson, as well
as his mother, the Rev. Amanda
Robb Wilson, were both ministers.
In 1906, the Wilson family
moved from Butler County, Pa., to

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Sisterville, W.V., a town built on
the oil industry. Wilson's father
was a 6-foot 2-inch, 220-pound
pastor who earned the title of
"Fighting Parson," as he visited
town members in the saloons and
drilling fields.
As a young man,
Wilson moved to Weirton,
W.V., to begin one of the
town's first churches. The
Weirton people proved to
be great supporters of
It is reported that
Wilson sold ice cream and
hot coffee, as an antidote to
moonshine liquor, to the homeless
who ended up sleeping on cots in
the basement of the new church.
In 1916, Wilson dropped out of
a seminary in Pittsburgh to join
the French air service. He later
was commissioned in the American Army Air Corps.
After suffering injuries when
his plane crashed during the war,
Mr. Wilson returned to seminary
in 1919 and became his father's
assistant in Parkersburg, W.V.

He moved to Trenton, N.J., in
1921 where be became pastor of
the Fourth Presbyterian Church.
In 1928, Mr. Wilson became the
first person, who was not a former
army chaplain, to become the
national chaplain of the American
Mr. Wilson always had a love
of aviation, and from 1930 to 1945
he was New Jersey's director of
aviation. Later he served as a
correspondent for the New York
H e r a l d Tr i b u n e d u r i n g Wo r l d Wa r
Mr. Wilson was a close friend
of Gen. Billy Mitchell and helped
develop a civilian pilot training
program in World War II.
As both a minister and
founder of CAP, no one can
dispute that Gill Robb Wilson was
CAP's first ,chaplain." Today,
there is no doubt that Mr Wilson
would be proud to see how his
concern for a CAP chaplain
program has developed into a
chaplain service consisting of 660
chaplains and 125 moral leadership officers.

Training and information was outstanding, coupled with fellowship.
North Central Region chaplain college was held in April at the
Columbian Fathers retreat outside of Offutt AFB, Neb., with Region
chaplain Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ronald Tottingham and former chief of
chaplain services Chaplain (Col.) David VanHorn providing their
standard superb training. (All region chaplains can take a lesson from
Chaplain VanHorn's regulation-perfect paperwork)
We all look forward to the Northeast Region college May 14-17 at
Newport, R.I., and Chaplain George Kelly's group; Rocky Mountain
Region May 16-18 at Warren AFB, Wyo., with chaplain Gene Packer;
Middle East Region May 22-26 at Dover Air Force AFB, DE and chaplain Bob Magee; GLR 12-15 June at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, and
Chaplain Jerry Beaumont. Our last region college will be the Southwest
Region Aug. 14-17, concurrent with the national board in San Antonio,
with Chaplain Bill Sanford. Thanks to each for all the time and effort
provided for our chaplain service personnel.
As I watched a grandchild throw a rock into a pond with circles of
rippling effects, it brought to mind the ripple effects we as senior
personnel have on cadets. Hopefully our attitudes and demeanor are
positive influences. We are a volunteer organization providing positive
examples for the youth to become leaders of tomorrow. Just as we
observe the rock hitting the water with visible circles extending out
from the center, so too are we an extension as moral leaders for years to
come. Chaplains and moral leadership officers learn your duties and
attend a chaplain service region staff college.

National-level demo of SVD system a 'tremendous success'
'd like to share with you a tremendous
success story for CAP in the counterdrug
and emergency services arenas.
Recently the Air and Marine Interdiction
Coordi~tion Center at March Air Reserve Base
near Riverside, Calif., requested CAP provide
a demonstration of its airborne, single-frame
video downlink system capabilities. The AMICC
is the U.S. Customs Service organization responsible for the tactical direction
of government efforts to intercept
and apprehend aircraft and maritime traffic illegally entering the
United States. Its primary mission
is to provide communications and
radar control to Customs aircraft,
and maritime and ground units involved in drug interdiction activities across the nation. It also serves
as the focal point for tactical coordination between counterdrug organizations domestically and internationally. Other federal agencies represented
at the AMICC include the FAA, U.S. Border
Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard and Department of
During the demonstration, CAP headquarters expanded the demonstration to include
the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the
USCS and FEMA. Col. Thommie Herndon,
national coordinator for CAP Rapid Response,
was selected as the overall mission coordinator
for the demonstration exercise April 3-6. The
goal was to demonstrate the system's capability at multiple sites around the country to
simultaneously transmit pictures to a Web
site, which could be viewed by representatives
at the AMICC, as well as the USCS and
CAP's Web Mission Information Reporting
System at the National Technology Center in
Richmond, Va., was selected to serve as the
Web site location. Participating in the demonstration were the Washington, California,
Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana
wings, national headquarters, and the Southwest and Pacific regions.
Aerial imaging missions were flown over
Seattle, Riverside, Calif., E1 Paso, Texas, and
Lake Charles, La. (The purpose of the diversity
in sites was to provide a topographic and
demographic variety.)
Wing project officers included: Lt. Col.
Jack Carter, California; Lt. Col. Rock Palermo,
Louisiana; Maj. Ed Bashur, Texas; Col. Paul
Handverger, Arizona; and Terry Roth, Washington. Other key personnel included: Lt. Col.
Dave Crawford, Communications and Information Systems representative to the National
Operations Committee and creator of the

WMIRS; Malcolm Kyser, CAP's chief of Communications; Sam Harrison, CAP's chief of
Counterdrug Operations; and Lt. Col. Pete
Wharton and Maj. Mark Kunkowski, from the
National Technical Center. The CAP representatives at each of the viewing sites were Lt.
Col. Moe Thomas, special assistant to the
national commander on Communications,
Harrison, Kyser and I.

Paul Handverger wrote a comprehensive
and detailed mission operations plan for the
exercise. The scenario entailed each of the four
participating wing aerial units taking two
pictures each (one wide-angle and one closeup) of three targets and then transmitting the
images to their base station. A computer
operator at the station used a video-capture
card, captured the image and uploaded it to
the WMIRS. A practice demonstration was
held April 4 and the actual demonstration
April 5.
A lengthy conference call after the practice
demonstration worked out several of the bugs
experienced in uploading the images to the
WMIRS and greatly improved the quality of
the pictures viewed. These improvements set

John Kittle (second from
the right), chief of Civil
Air Patrol's Counterdrug
Plane in Weahlngton,
D.C., presents a CAP
seal to Charles
Stallworth, executive
director of the Air &
Marine Interdiction
Division, Headquarters
U,S. Customs Service;
as ~rry Hall, a ©rlmina
investigator with the
USCS Air Branch in San
Diego, and Carl Craig;
the USCS liaison to
CAP, look on.

the stage for an extremely successful demonstration on April 5. Another lengthy conference call after the actual demonstration
provided a critique of the exercise operations,
customer response and feedback, and began to
map out where we need to go from here.
Customer response to the SVD system
demonstration was overwhelming. Sam
Harrison and Malcolm Kyser attended the
demonstration at the AMICC site. During the
demonstration, USCS got four "live hits" from
our pictures. Three were passed on to the
Border Patrol as suspicious activity along the
Texas border. The fourth was passed on to
intelligence analysts at the AMICC as a "hot
target" they had been looking for. Intel
analysts at the AMICC were very enthusiastic
about our SVD capabilities and had a strong
desire for CAP to provide this support. They
asked if the system was capable of infrared or
night vision photography. They saw a huge
potential for CAP flying SVD recon missions
along the U.S. coastal areas, and southwest
and northern border areas to detect illegal
aliens (many of which transport illegal drugs),
vehicle and maritime traffic, etc. When a "hit"
is detected, the intel analysts would contact
Border Patrol, USCS or Royal Canadian
Mounted Police for quick response.
Charlie Chase, director of Operations for
the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area at
the Law Enforcement Coordination Center in
Imperial, Calif., also attended the demonstration at the AMICC site. He was so impressed
by CAP's SVD capabilities he asked how he
could purchase eight complete systems for the
exclusive use of CAP CD missions supporting
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TCOs must always follow proper ECI testing procedures
his month -- a quick reminder about proper Extension Course Institute testing
Be sure to always follow proper
procedures whenever administering an examination. Following are
the major ECI testing procedures
prescribed in CAP Regulation 504 , Te s t A d m i n i s t r a t i o n a n d S e c u r i t y.
J When the ECI test is
received, check the control numbers (shown in the window of the
envelope) to ensure that you have
received the correct test for the
member. You do not need to open
the envelope to confirm you have
the correct test.
J Do not open the test packet
until the scheduled testing period,
and only open in the presence of
the examinee.
J Tests are only administered
by the test control officer or
alternate TCO, as identified on
the CAP Form 53, Signature
Verification Card.
J All ECI exams, unless noted
on the exam, are closed-book
J Allow three hours for the
course exam. The test will be


administered in one session only.
The testing officer or
proctor will remain in the room
with the examinee until the test is
More than one person may
test at the same time. However,
examinees will be closely monitored by the testing officer or
proctor at all times. No talking is
allowed between examinees.
After the test is completed,
examine test materials to verify
the examinee has returned all
materials, including authorized
worksheets, if applicable.
Allow a test examinee
access to the course examination
only during the authorized testadministration period and do not
allow the examinee to review the
contents of the examination once
the testing period has ended and
the exam booklet has been returned to the examiner.
Reseal the test booklet in

the HIDTA. He also saw the enormous
potential for CAP's support along the southwest border and throughout their HIDTA.
I attended the demonstration at the
Headquarters USCS site. While there, I took
the opportunity to present a CAP seal wall
plaque to Charlie Stallworth, executive director of Air and Marine Interdiction Division.
Mr. Stallworth was extremely impressed with
the SVD demonstration. He stated the GPS
coordinates on the pictures greatly increased
their value to USCS and that CAP's SVD
capability is a great force multiplier for USCS.
He also asked if the system was IR or night
vision photography capable.
Mr. Stallworth was particularly enthusiastic about CAP's capability to transmit pictures
from multiple aircraft in different states
simultaneously and USCS being able to view
the pictures on a Web site. He conveyed
several applications of particular benefit to
USCS operations: large-scale operations

the exam envelope and mark it for
destruction in 45 days. Retain the
test booklet for 45 days from the
date the examinee has completed
the test or until notification that
the results have been received.
Tell the examinee that the exam
booklet will be destroyed in 45
days unless he or she notifies you
the results have not been received.
Collect and shred, pulp or
burn all used scratch paper and
In addition to the prescribed
test procedures, there are also
practices that must be avoided
with regard to test security. They
X Improper test storage;
X Unauthorized access to test
X Unauthorized copying of
test materials;
X Allowing examinees access
to test materials before test time;
X Having an oral or written

focusing on specific geographic areas such as
the Gulf Coast, east coast, southwest border,
U.S./Canadian border, etc.; large-scale operations focusing on a particular area of emphasis
such as maritime traffic/operations, bordercrossing areas, isolated areas known to be used
by drug traffickers, etc.; and placing USCS!
Border Patrol assets on alert to rapidly respond to hits received from CAP SVD pictures.
Moe Thomas attended the demonstration
at the FEMA site. Representatives there
showed tremendous interest and enthusiasm
for CAP's SVD capabilities. They discussed
potential application in damage assessment,
survey of landing zones/bivouac areas, possible
sites for urban SAR field offices, etc. They too
asked if the system was IR or night vision
photography capable. Stephen Jimenez, FEMA
CAP Liaison, was so impressed with the
system's capabilities, flexibility, picture
distribution through the Internet (i.e.,
WMIRS), and CAP's attitude in providing SVD

discussion of test material with an
unauthorized person;
X Bringing unauthorized
materials into the testing area;
X Examinees keeping test
materials and/or notes/scratch
paper after the test is completed;
Leaving examinees alone
during the testing period;
X Permitting open-book tests
or the use of unauthorized materials when testing;
X Improper destruction of test
materials; and
X Any action that could result
in a test compromise.
Test security, particularly
with regard to ECI examinations,
is a serious matter. ECI takes test
security very seriously. Test
compromises may result in the
unit losing test privileges, students losing credit for the course,
and commanders and members
receiving administrative punishment through CAP.
Proper testing procedures are
simple and add little time and
burden for the TCO. More importantly, they can prevent misunderstandings and trouble for the
unit. It just makes good sense to
follow these procedures.

aerial assessment that he expressed strong
interest in assisting CAP by trying to obtain
FEMA funding to purchase several additional
SVD systems. FEMA representatives repeatedly stressed the importance and need for
timely response with this support. The product
will be of little value if CAP could not have
pictures transmitted to FEMA within an hour
or two of the activation of the FEMA request.
High-level interest is now present from
CAP's major counterdrug and emergency
services customers for our SVD system. As a
direct result of this demonstration, CAP
headquarters is putting together a "Tiger
Team" to develop a proposal to seek support
from CAP's National Executive Committee and
National Board to procure at least one highquality and standardized SVD system for each
of the 52 wings, as well as ensure an adequate
number of CAP members are properly trained,
equipped and qualified to operate and maintain all aspects of the SVD system.
I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to
every CAP member who participated in the
AMICC demonstration exercise. Thank you all
for a job well done!

12 Jo,,E 2000 , C,v,LA,R P Ro[ NEws


National Board

General Assembly

Recognition Day
Guest Speaker
Awards Ceremony

fo cus on th e future o f CAP!
of downtown San Antonio - the Buckhorn
Saloon and Museum. Walk into a virtual recreation of a 117-year old saloon; take a tour
of the state's history and enjoy Texas-style
Friday, Aug. 18 -- 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
entertainment. More than 75,000 artifacts and
10,000 different species are displayed in halls
Combine a bit of the flavors of the Southrelated to their origin: Africa, Texas, Asia,
west and a special tour of San Antonio Aug.
North America, etc. Other features include a
Hall of Horns, Fins, Prehistoric Hall, Texas
Start your day with a visit to the SouthHistory Wax Museum and curio store.
west School of Art and Craft - located on the
From there, a tour and lunch at the
historic grounds of the all-girl Old Ursuline Guenther House - the elegant home of the
Academy and Covent, which was commis- founding family of the Pioneer Flour Mills, an
sioned by the French Catholic Order in 1848.
active San Antonio business. Located on the
The five-acre property is listed on the National
San Antonio River, this stately home was built
Register of Historic Places. An enormous in- in 1860. It has been completely restored as
tricate tapestry adorns one academy wall and
a museum, restaurant and retail store. The
depicts the Ursuline Academy with the nuns museum displays Guenther family photos
and their students, plus all flora and fauna of and remembrances, as well as Pioneer Flour
the original area. The century-old French de- Mills memorabilia. The restaurant reflects the
signed chapel, informal landscaped gardens, Art nouveau style of the 1920s in its use of
charming courtyards and historic buildings the stained glass ivy window panels, and the
decorative plaster corn and wheat motif of
are on the banks of the San Antonio River.
Next we'll visit one of the newest "stars" the miller's trade. Lunch will be in the Roof

~ SPECIALSan Antonio Tour

Garden, which overlooks the river.
After lunch, a visit to the Steves Homestead - centrally located in the elite old German residential section on the river banks, in
the King William Historic District. This lovely
restored home was built in 1876. On display
are Victorian era antiques, including a sevenpiece matched parlor set of Belter furniture,
a 130-year old piano made by Chickering, and
a canopy bed in which Robert E. Lee slept.
The day's last stop will be the San Antonio Museum of Art. The building was formerly
the home of the Lone Star Brewery and was
constructed for the Anheuser-Busch family at
the turn of the century. Nelson Rockefeller's
daughter selected this museum for the gift of
her father's Folk Art Collection. The art presented will span 3,000 years and the three
story, 30,000 square foot addition contains
four galleries.
Tour cost, which includes lunch, all admission fees, taxes and gratuities, is $70. To
attend, call Peggy Prince at (334) 834-2236
or e-mail her at



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NCAC discusses cadet program improvements


hile several hundred

CAP members and
teachers gathered at the
National Congress for Aviation
and Space Education in San Diego
in March to explore aerospace
education topics, a small group of
cadets met to discuss improvements for the Cadet Program.
The group was the CAP
National Cadet Advisory Council
-- the top echelon of cadet
advisory composed of cadets
representing each of the eight
region CACs. It is at these
meetings that proposals are
polished for submission to the
CAP National Executive Committee, and policies affecting
CAP's cadet program are discussed and recommended to
national headquarters. The
following is a summary of what
the council accomplished at their
biannual face-to-face meeting.
M a t u r i t y a n d Tr a i n i n g : T h e
NCAC would like to ensure that
the younger cadets joining CAP
receive the basic training necessary to succeed in the program. At
the same time, they would like to
ensure that cadet NCOs and
officers are receiving pertinent
leadership training.
The council believes the best
way to do this is for wings and
multiple squadrons to hold cadet
leadership schools. Cadets who
attend the school learn the basics
of followership, and the higherranking cadets running the school
gain valuable skills in leadership,
instruction and management. The
NCAC is currently working on a
guide to help wings implement
their own leadership schools.
Cadet Commander's Ribbon: The
position of cadet commander at a
squadron is one of the most
prestigious and demanding
positions a cadet can hold in his or
her CAP career. The NCAC
believes those cadet commanders
who excel in the position and go
"above and beyond" the call of
duty deserve to be recognized.
The council is currently working

plications must be forwarded
through the wing DDR administrator to CAP National Headquarters
(CAP/DOD) by Sept. 1.
Working with our partners -Air Force Reserve DDR program,
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions
of America, Drug Enforcement Administration DDR officers and National Guard DDR programs in
each state -- will result in training and the potential for establishing DDR classes taught by National Guard members and various other projects.

to gather support from region and
wing commanders for the proposal. They have compiled a list of
criteria for awarding the ribbon
and plan to submit the final
proposal for approval at the
August national board meeting.
Advisory council handbook: There
are many CAC echelons, including
group, wing, region and national.
Each one has specific duties and
responsibilities that they must
fulfill in order for the CAC structure to function smoothly.
To help the other echelons
with the process, the NCAC is
working on a Cadet Advisory
Council Handbook for distribution. Some of the topics that will
be covered include suggested
meeting procedures, communication tips, proposal writing, echelon
roles, public relations for CACs,
and duties and responsibilities of
CAC members.
National Aerospace Display
Competition: For cadets who like
drill, the ultimate is the national
cadet competition. Right now,
though, there is no similar competition for aerospace enthusiasts.
The NCAC would like to
change that! In August, the
council will also submit a proposal
to establish a national aerospace

display competition to be held in
conjunction with the National
Congress on Aviation and Space
Education. If approved, you can
look for this competition to take
place as soon as next year.
NCAC needs your help
If you have curriculum
materials from region, wing or
inter-squadron leadership
schools, please submit these to
your CAC region representative
as soon as possible. The NCAC
would like to incorporate all
available resources into the
proposed CLS guide.
So, if you have something that
works effectively for your echelon
and could be integrated into
another CLS, please pass it on.
Increased Participation in DDR
Lack of funds is most likely a
problem with almost every unit,
but this problem may be helped by
the DDR Initiatives Program. In
the past six months, DDRIP has
provided about $500,000 to regions,
wings and squadrons.
The focus for fiscal 2001 is to
fund well-thought squadron
projects and activities. CAP Pamphlet 55, which explains the DDR
program, as well as application
procedures and instructions, can be
found on the DDR Web page. Ap-

CPP reminders
CAP has a zero-tolerance
policy against sexual and physical
abuse, and hazing.
The CAP Cadet Protection
Policy categorizes abuse as either
sexual abuse (actions including:
sexual molestation, touching,
contact, exposure, suggestions or
other incidents of a sexually
oriented nature), and physical
abuse (actions that include striking or hazing cadets and assault).
Hazing is defined as any
conduct whereby someone causes
another to suffer or to be exposed
to any activity that is cruel,
abusive, humiliating, oppressive,
demeaning, or harmful. Actual or
implied consent to acts of hazing
does not eliminate the culpability
of the perpetrator.
Examples of hazing include
using exercise as punishment or
assigning remedial training that
does not fit the deficiency (e.g.,
making a cadet run laps for
having poorly shined shoes).
Hazing, as defined in this policy,
is considered a form of physical
abuse, and the reporting procedures for such abuse must be
Reporting requirements for
alleged incidents are covered
fully in CAP Regulation 52-10,
CAP Cadet Protection Policy,
and must be followed. Commanders having any questions about
whether conduct falls under
CAP's CPP should contact their
wing commander or wing legal


Members of the California Wing pay a fitting tribute
Gill Robb Wilson ~ CAP founder, spiritual
leader, author, publisher, educator, aviator, poet,
leader of men ~ passed away on Sept. 8, 1966, in
Los Angeles.
There is no doubt this amazing man has been
dearly missed by the hundreds of thousands he
managed to touch in his lifetime and beyond. And
thanks to the dedicated members of the California
Wing, there is no doubt that Gill Robb Wilson will
never be forgotten.
At his funeral in Forest Lawn Covina Hills
Cemetery 34 years ago, then 1st Lt. Thomas Mayer,
commander of Cable Squadron 25, represented the
wing and CAP. Eight years later, as commander of
Group 25, Mayer initiated and organized what would
become the California Wing's annual Gill Robb
Wilson Memorial Tribute.
This year ~ attended by Congressman David
Dreier, CAP National Commander Brig. Gen. James
C. Bobick, Pacific Region and wing leaders, and
wing members ~ Gill Robb Wilson was once again
remembered for all that he gave to the CAP, it's
volunteer members and America.
California Wing

California Congressman
David Dreier addresses
the crowd during the me-

morial tribute.

Story & Photos
J a m e s F. Ty n a n

Col. Ernie Pearson, commander of Cable Composite
Squadron, reads a CAP Proclamation that sets Dec. 1
a s G i l l R o b b W i l s o n D a y.
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Left and top, California Wing cadets march in a Memorial Day ceremony
in Monrovia, Calif., prior to the Gill Robb Wilson Memorial Tribute.

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[] Full-spectrum.dominance is key

Joint Vision 2020 blueprint for future
allies, to defeat any adversary
and control any situation
across the range of military opWA S H I N G T O N - - " F u l l erations.
spectrum dominance" is the
While full-spectrum domik e y t e r m i n " J o i n t V i s i o n nance is the goal, the way to
2020," the blueprint DOD will get there is to "invest in and
follow in the future.
develop new military capabiliJoint Vision 2020, released
ties." The four capabilities at
May 30 and signed by the the heart of full-spectrum
chairman of the Joint Chiefs
dominance are dominant mao f S t a f f , A r m y G e n . H e n r y neuver, precision engagement,
Shelton, extends the concept focused logistics and full-dil a i d o u t i n J o i n t Vi s i o n 2 0 1 0 . mensional protection.
Some things will not change.
These four capabilities
The mission of the U.S. milineed the full capabilities of the
tary today and tomorrow is to
total force. "To build the most
fight and win the nation's
effective force for 2020, we
wars. How DOD goes about do- must be fully joint: intellectuing this is 2020's focus.
a l l y, o p e r a t i o n a l l y, o r g a n i z a F u l l - s p e c t r u m d o m i n a n c e t i o n a l l y, d o c t r i n a l l y a n d t e c h means the ability of U.S.
nically," the report states.
forces, operating alone or with
The report says that new

Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

equipment and technological
innovation are important, but
more important is having
trained people who understand
and can exploit these new technologies.
The joint force must win
over the full range of conflict,
be prepared to work with allies and cooperate with other
U.S. and international agencies. Adversaries will not stand
still. They, too, have access to
many cutting-edge developments in information technology.
"We should not expect opponents in 2020 to fight with
strictly 'industrial age' tools,"
the report states. "Our advantage must ... come from lead


... Page 17

Enrique Rodriquez, 12th Flying Training Wing aircraft maintenance, directs the Air Force's first operational
T-6A Texan II into position during an arrival ceremony May 23 at Randol ph Air Force Base, Texas. (Photo
by Charlie Perez)

Air Force receives first Ir-6A Texan II
m a n d e r o f A i r E d u c a t i o n a n d Tr a i n i n g C o m mand, at the arrival ceremony. "The Navy and
Air Force will once again fly a common aircraft
R A N D O L P H A I R F O R C E B A S E , Te x a s with a common training system."
(AFPN) -- Joint specialized undergraduate piN e w t o n s a i d h e e x p e c t s t h e T- 6 A t o p r o lot training took on a new look here May 23 as v i d e t h e A i r F o r c e a n d N a v y w i t h t h e s a m e
t h e A i r F o r c e r e c e i v e d t h e fi r s t o p e r a t i o n a l T- f a i t h f u l s e r v i c e a s t h e c u r r e n t t r a i n i n g w o r k 6A Texan II.
horses -- the T-37 Tweet and T-34
T h e T- 6 A i s a j o i n t - s e r v i c e p r i m a r y p i l o t Turbomentor. He lauded the T-6A's high powertraining aircraft that will replace the Air Force
to-weight ratio, its modern cockpit, zero-zero
and Navy's aging fleets of primary trainers. Proejection seat, ease of maintenance and low opd u c e d b y R a y t h e o n A i r c r a f t C o m p a n y, t h e T- e r a t i n g c o s t . " T h e T- 6 A w i l l p r o v i d e A m e r i c a
6A will be used to train entry-level Air Force with the best primary pilot training system in
and Navy aviation students.
the world," said Newton.
" T h e T- 6 A i s t h e t r a i n e r o f t h e 2 1 s t C e n See T-6A ... Page 17
t u r y, " s a i d G e n . L l o y d " F i g " N e w t o n , c o r n Ralph Monson
12th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs

CiVil_ AIR PATROL NEWS., JUNE 2000 '17
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Flight testing resumes for
one of two F-22 Raptors
after minute cracks found
Ray Johnson
Air Force Flight Test Center
Pt~blic Affairs

vative nature of the Raptor
test program, the F-22 CTF
wanted to completely understand the cracks' imEDWARDS
pact, especially with the FFORCE BASE, Calif.22 being pushed toward the
Flight testing for one of two flight envelope's edge durF - 2 2 R a p t o r s h e r e h a s r e - ing every sortie.
sumed following a nearly
An F-22 tiger team has
four-week delay because of d e t e r m i n e d a n e x i s t i n g
minute cracks found in the c a n o p y h a s s u f fi c i e n t r e jets' canopies.
sidual strength for continA i r c r a f t 4 0 0 2 r e s u m e d ued flight tests "as is," folrestricted test flights June 5. l o w i n g a n i n t e n s i v e i n v e s The hairline surface tigation into the canopy
cracks, which are less than cracking phenomenon, acan inch long, were discovcording to F-22 program ofered in a lower area where fi c i a l s . W h i l e t e s t i n g w i t h
t h i s c a n o p y, 4 0 0 2 w i l l b e
140 bolts attach a 190pound transparency to the
operating under restriccanopy frame, and aren't tions to minimize the risk
v i s i b l e t o a p i l o t s i t t i n g i n of a catastrophic bird strike
the cockpit.
(avoiding the high speed,
Safety concerns over low altitude region), but
possible bird strikes during this limitation has no effect
l o w - l e v e l , h i g h - s p e e d t e s t on the completion of the resorties, which might increase
quired testing. Additional
the chances of a canopy shat- new canopies are being fabtering, was one main reason r i c a t e d f o r t h e r e m a i n i n g
f o r t e m p o r a r i l y d e l a y i n g test aircraft.
flight tests of the next-genThe F-22 canopy tiger
eration fighter, according to
team included representaCol. C.D. Moore, director of
tives from the aircraft's
t h e F - 2 2 C o m b i n e d Te s t canopy transparency manuForce here.
f a c t u r e r, S i e r r a c i n S y l m a r
Because of the conser- Corp., as well as F-22 and

F-22 Raptor test aircraft 4002 lifts off from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., June 5 after flight
testing resumed for the Air Force's next-generation fighter.
F-16 canopy experts from testing for other weapon
Lockheed Martin Aero and
the Air Force, said Maj.
"This is no different
G e n . C l a u d e B o l t o n , A i r than other developmental
Force program executive of- subsystem challenges that
ricer for fighter and bomber w e h a v e h a d i n t h e p a s t , "
Moore said. "We expect to
The team's preliminary
see these type of things. It's
findings suggest the root j u s t a m a t t e r o f u n d e r cause of the cracking is
standing the problem, cormost likely higher than ex- recting it and pressing on."
pected stresses induced
"To help compensate for
d u r i n g m a n u f a c t u r i n g , a s - the delay in flight tests, we
sembly, and installation ophave extended flight testerations of the transpar- ing for aircraft 4001 until
ency and canopy assembly this fall, and until 2001 for
and/or degraded material
aircraft 4002; both aircraft
due to a chemical reaction
were scheduled to end
on the transparency matefl i g h t t e s t i n g e a r l i e r, "
rial, polycarbonate.
Bolton said.
Both Bolton and Moore
Moore affirmed that the
noted the cracking isn't an
cracking will not impact the
unusual aircraft developF-22 CTF's ability to deliver
ment issue; this has hapestablished test objectives
p e n e d b e f o r e d u r i n g fl i g h t by year's end. Logistics test-

ing planned for later this
year took place during the
delay in flight testing.
As for static tests of the
F-22, officials noted that as
of June 6, the F-22 program
has completed six of 19 ultimate static tests on Aircraft 3999, which is the
static test aircraft. The seventh was scheduled for
June 6, two days ahead of
Static tests are necessary to verify structural
strength of the airframe to
ensui-e the aircraft doesn't
experience any detrimental
deformations at limit load
levels and failures at ultimate load levels. Testing on
this aircraft began Feb. 2,
with ultimate static testing
currently slated to be completed by Oct. 23.

Joint Vision 2020 addresses full-spectrum
dominance across the range of conflicts from
nuclear war to major theater wars to smallerscale contingencies. It also addresses amorers, people, doctrine, organizations and
The chief of Naval Air Training, Rear Admiphous situations like peacekeeping and nonral Mike Bucchi, also participated in the arrival t r a i n i n g t h a t e n a b l e u s t o t a k e a d v a n t a g e o f
combat humanitarian relief. Key to U.S. domiceremony here. "Our country's security is depen- technology to achieve superior warfighting efnance in any conflict will be what the chairdent upon the competence and confidence of its
man calls "decision superiority" -- translating
Adversaries will probably not challenge U.S.
warriors," said the admiral. 'The T-6A training
information superiority into better decisions arstrengths, but seek to attack the United States r i v e d a t a n d i m p l e m e n t e d f a s t e r t h a n a n e n system is destined to enhance both... "
and its interests through "asymmetric means." emy can react.
The Air Force and Navy transition to the
They could .identify vulnerable areas and deT- 6 A i s e x p e c t e d t o t a k e a p p r o x i m a t e l y 1 0
Joint Vision 2020 is a blueprint. While many
years. The Air Force will steadily replace'T-37s vise means to attack them.
of its facets could come true, not all will.
"The potential of such asymmetric apw i t h T- 6 s a t a l l A i r E d u c a t i o n a n d T r a i n i n g
Changes in the world or changes in America
Command joint specialized undergraduate pip r o a c h e s i s p e r h a p s t h e m o s t s e r i o u s d a n g e r may render some points moot. Joint Vision 2020
lot training bases. Randolph's 559th Flying the United States faces in the immediate fu- carries on some of the recommendations to
ture -- and this danger includes long-range bal- t r a n s f o r m t h e U . S . m i l i t a r y f r o m J o i n t Vi s i o n
Training Squadron is the first operational unit
to fly the T-6A. Moody Air Force Base, Ga., is
listic missiles and other direct threats to U.S.
2010. Other portions of 2010 are gone or
citizens and territory," the report says.
next on the Air Force list.




M Bill Hamrick

Man behind CAP's Web site
Dan Meredith
Assistant Editor
Civil Air Patrol News
N AT I O N A L H E A D QUARTERS -- He's the
man behind Civil Air
Patrol's Web site -- a site
visited by nearly 31,000
people every day -- and
his name is William "Bill"
Hamrick retired from
the U.S. Air Force at CAP
National Headquarters in
1998. He became the first
full-time webmaster a few
months ago, but will be the
first to tell you that the
work he does builds on the
foundation laid by previous webmasters, most of
whom were computer
programmers who acted as
webmaster on the side.
Hamrick has been with
CAP since 1993, when he
transferred from Newark
A i r Force Base, Ohio.
His wife, Beverly, also
works for CAP National
Headquarters in the
Personnel Department,

Bill Hamrick-- webmaster of Civil Air Patrol's Web site

and has since 1995. Together they have six
children and eight grandchildren, plus another
grandchild on the way.
Hamrick's education is
impressive. Besides his
training as an Air Force
noncommissioned officer
and security policeman,
his education includes:
Associate's Degrees in
Criminal Justice and

Financial Management
from the Community
College of the Air Force; a
Bachelor of Science in
Criminal Justice from
Alabama State University;
and a Master of Science in
Management which will be
completed in August from
Troy State University,
He has served CAP as
noncommissioned officer in

charge of' accounting,
superintendent of' corporate accounts, and then
superintendent of budgeting and accounting after
the reorganization of 1995.
In 1998, he retired
from the Air Force and
became the assistant chief
of counterdrug operations.
Hamrick became CAP's
webmaster because the
opening was there and he
saw the opportunity to
make a difference. "This is
the year when those in the
information sector of
Mission Support can make
the greatest impact," he
said. He explained that
there will be more and
more that is done through
the Web site, and those
involved in working with
the Web site are on the
front lines of current
He made it clear that
he is involved with the
content of the website in
the most visible position,
but he is just one part of a
larger team. "The ones
who do the real work are
the programmers," he said.
Since becoming
webmaster, Hamrick has
helped make the web a

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tbcus of the directorates,
and helped increase
awareness of the website
as a tool for getting infbrmarion out.
The webmaster said
the challenge of the future
will be increasing the
capabilities of our website
so it will do more without
drastically changing the
way information is entered
and the website looks and
"feels" to users. He said
the goal is "a flawless
transition" that will not
alienate the longtime users
but will attract more users
and "allow all users to do
more online."
The website is getting
about 31,000 hits a day
and the webmaster receives anywhere from 25 to
70 e-mails a day, most of
which are requests for
service. Hamrick said each
letter gets a response so
the writers know we are
aware that they are out
there and care about their
Hamrick said he looks
forward to building on to
the foundation laid in the
past and making an even
greater impact in the

Puerto Rico

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This Florida Wing site contains photos of all recent unit
activities including Fly Days, search and rescue
exercises, camp-outs, etc. Cadets can access the
chain of command and other information needed
for promotion boards. Contains great links to
related sites, a current calendar, and an online
order form for the bronze Florida Wing Collector's
coin available to all CAP members. [Webmaster
2nd Lt. Bryan Ambrosio; site submitted by 2nd Lt. Melissa
Campion, squadron public affairs officer]


This awesome website has information,
pictures and videos on many military
planes, including videos of the first F22 Raptor flight, F/A-18 Hornet, F-15
Eagle and both Blue Angel and Thunderbirds in F-4 Phantoms. One mouse
click will take you to Boeing's
homepage, where you can see all the
info. on their civilian projects. There's
more cool aviation technology here
than at some airshows!!

The Puerto Rico Wing's Operations
website is your link to the latest information about schedules, activities, pictures,
news and real time weather in Puerto
Rico. And the site is updated frequently.
[Webmaster -- 1st Lt. Walt Baez]

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Reporting achievements of CAP members

Guard unit in Bangor, also
Both companies are Iongtime
contractors for the U.S. space
attended the Air Force Academy.
Featured in the presentaThe theme of the 2000
wing conference was "Chaltion was a working example of
lenges for the new millenan L-3 ring laser gyro. In a
laser gyro, two light beams are
nium." Seminars were held on
subjects related to specific
used to tell how far the gyro
challenges, such as recruiting,
has moved, down to a millionth
aerospace education and
of an inch.
surviving downed aircraft.
Faron also showed a
video of a Delta rocket launch.
Col. James Linker, Maine
The Delta is the U.S. space
Wing commander, gave a
program's main heavy-lift
report on the events of the
past year, including the moving space vehicle, and it uses the
of the wing's administrative
L-3 gyros.
offices in Augusta, Maine,
A package of eight ring
laser gyros are used on the
during a department of
defense inspection.
U.S. Air Force's B-2 Spirit.
Foran also brought a
Lt. Col. Donald Littlefield
cadet of the Danielson Cadet
mechanical gyro and pictures
was master of ceremonies for
Squadron received an appointof the gyros produced for the
the conference, which was
ment to the U.S. Air Force
International Space Station.
hosted by the Bangor-Brewer
Composite Squadron.
The space station will not need
Cadet Lt. Col. William J.F.
Maj. Greg Hawkins, a KCconstant firing of thrusters to
Thompson accepted an
135 Stratotanker pilot with the
stay in orbit. The large mass of
appointment to the academy at
Bangor Air National Guard was the rotors in the mechanical
Colorado Springs, Colo., and
gyro package will provide the
a guest speaker. He spoke on
will begin college in June
the work and national signifinecessary stabilization.
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Thompson, a member of
cance of the base in Bangor.
Linker presented an award
the Danielson squadron for six
to Master Sgt. Tim Bogan of
Sussex Skylands and
years, plans to pursue a
Picatinny Composite squadron
the Air National Guard in
degree in aeronautical
appreciation for his support of
members came together for an
annual awards banquet
the cadet program, especially
He was also offered an
during the annual two-week
sponsored by the local Air
appointment to the U.S. Naval
encampment, held at an Air
Force Association chapter.
Academy and several Air
National Guard training facility.
The banquet, held at the
Force and Navy ROTC
The speaker for the
officers club at Picatinny
scholarships, but he declined
Arsenal, was hosted by Ernest
banquet and ball that evening
them to accept the appointSeeling and Cy LaManna of
was Congressman John
ment to the academy.
the AFA.
Baldacci, a former CAP cadet
Thompson is currently a
and Iongtime CAP supporter.
Guests included: Col.
senior at Marianapolis PrepaDuring the banquet, Linker Robert Alex, New Jersey Wing
ratory School. He holds a
commander; Lt. Col. Joseph
and Littlefield presented
private pilot's license and is an
Sirois, New Jersey Wing chief
several awards to members of
Eagle Scout. He has received
the Maine Wing in recognition
of staff; and 1st Lt. Don
numerous CAP honors and is
Blumenfeld, New Jersey
for their service throughout the
has been the Danielson
last year.
Wing's Group 221 comsquadron cadet commander
2nd Lt. Sandra J. Beck mander.
since 1997. He has attended
The master of ceremonies
Cadet Officer School at
was Master Sgt. Mike
NEW JERSEY -- MemMaxwell Air Force Base, Ala.,
bers of the Sussex Skylands
Huelsenback, U.S. Air Force
and National Ranger School at
Composite Squadron received
liaison to the New Jersey
Hawk Mountain, Pa.
Capt. Roger N. Provost a presentation on gyroscopes
from an aerospace electrician
1st Lt. Carmine
Androsiglio, Picatinny squadas part of the squadron's
MAINE -- More than 80
monthly aerospace education
ron commander, and 1st Lt.
members of 10 Maine Wing
Mark Delhauer, Sussex
squadrons gathered in Bangor
Skylands squadron comEdward W. Foran, an
for the wing's annual conferaerospace electrician for Allied
mander, presided over the
ence and banquet.
Signal Corporation and father
The members were
U.S. Air Force recruiter
of two Sussex squadron
welcomed by the Bangor City
Staff Sgt. Tracey Williams
cadets, gave the presentation.
Councilor Nichi Farnham, a
Foran is assigned to work
served as the guest speaker
1985 graduate of the U.S. Air
and gave an inspirational talk
in Allied Signal's affiliate L-3
Force Academy. Her husband,
Communications Corporation.
on Air Force core values.
now a major in the Air National

A Certificate of Appreciation was bestowed posthumously on Lt. Col. Frederick.
W. Muenzel for his valuable
service to CAP and the
Picatinny squadron. Muenzel
died recently after a long
illness, and the certificate was
presented to his family. He
continued to serve CAP and
his squadron until his last
Staff Sgt. Michael Getchis
was presented with the cadetof-the-year award and an AFA
citation for the Picatinny
squadron. 2nd Lt. Louise
Crann was the squadron's
senior member-of-the-year.
Airman Justen Gronbach
received the cadet of the year
award and AFA citation for the
Sussex Skylands squadron.
Runners-up cadet of the year
awards went to Airmen 1st
Class Andrew Mulford and
Kyle Carnahan.
The Sussex Skylands
senior of the year was Capt.
Pam Carnahan.
Neil Hubbard
NEW YORK -- Members
of the Jamestown Composite
Squadron recognized local law
enforcement officials for their
accomplishments in the war
against drugs.
1st Lt. Ted Shaw,
Jamestown squadron's vicecommander for senior members, presented a certificate of
appreciation to Lt. Leo Jones
of the Chautauqua County
Sheriff's office. Jones is
commander of the Jamestown
office of the Southern Tier
Regional Drug Task Force.
The presentation followed
several weeks of instruction on
drug abuse awareness by
Jones and medical personnel
from Warren General Hospital.
The squadron offered the
certificate for the task force's
efforts in drug abuse awareness, education and their
efforts to stem the flow of
illegal drugs.
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Eighteen cadets and
senior members of the
Jamestown Composite
Squadron were certified in first
aid after attending an American Red Cross standard first

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aid training course.
Two of the squadron's
senior members, Capt. George
Fillgrove and 1st Lt. Carolyn
Fillgrove, completed the twoday course and went on to
complete the Red Cross first
aid instructor course.
Capt. Ted Shaw,
Jamestown squadron's deputy
commander for senior members, sought out the first aid
training as part of his goal of
developing a fully-trained
ground rescue team for
emergency response.
The intensive two-day
course was taught by personnel from the Red Cross
chapters in Allegany and
Chautaugua counties, as well
as the Warren, Pa., General
NEW YORK -- More than
50 members, family and
friends of the Rockland Cadet
Squadron gathered at the
Pearl River United Methodist
Church for the squadron's
annual awards dinner.
The banquet's guest
speaker was former U.S. Army
Air Corps 1st Lt. Calvin Spann,
a member of the famous
Tuskegee Airmen.
Spann spoke on the
history of the black military
aviators known as the Tuskegee Airmen, how the unit was
started and how the members
achieved an outstanding
record for protecting American
bombers over Germany, never
losing a bomber while on
escort duty.

He also showed the
squadron members and other
guests a clip from and original
USAAC film outlining the
formation of the unit. The film
was narrated by former
President Ronald Reagan.
Other guests at the
banquet included: Capt. Kim
Farrier, commander of Company C, 230th Signal Battalion,
New York Air National Guard
and former Rockland squadron
member; Lt. Col. Austyn
Granville, New York Wing vice
commander and former
Rockland squadron commander; and Maj. John
Pimpiano, Catskill Mountain
Group commander.
During the dinner, several
of the squadron's cadets and
senior members received
promotions and awards.
Among those cadets
promoted were: Airman Daniel
Rausa; Airmen 1st Class
Jacqueline Allalouf, Stephanie
LaBarbera and Nicholas
Rausa; Senior Airman Matthew
Peckman; and Master Sgt.
Terence Van Hise.
Senior members who
received promotions included:
2nd Lt. Todd Stowe; and 1st
Lts. Veronica Last and Louann
Also during the dinner,
Cadet Senior Airman Matthew
Arco was honored as the
squadron's 1999 cadet of the
year and Maj. William Pereira
was honored as the
squadron's 1999 senior
member of the year."
Lt. Col. Steven Hopper

commander of the Dutchess
County Cadet Squadron was
honored at an awards dinner
sponsored by the J.C. Penny
Capt. Gladys Suessle was
nominated for the Golden Rule
Award by her cadets. The
award is for those "who
volunteer and give selflessly to
benefit others" for the betterment of the community.
In the essay which
accompanied the nomination,
Cadet 1st Lt. Jonathon Swierat
wrote: "Capt. Suessle is a
good role model, mentor,
leader and friend .... She has
made, and continues to make
a difference in many people's
In addition to her CAP
involvement, Suessle served
as a volunteer for the March of
Dimes and other service
Cadet Ist Lt. Jonathan Swierat

NEW YORK -- Members
of the Dutchess County Cadet
Squadron joined members of
the Southern Dutchess Senior
Squadron for an orientation
flight aboard a C-5A Galaxy.
The C-5 was flown by
members of the Air National
Guard's 105th Airlift Wing
based at Stewart Air National
Base in Newburgh, N.Y.
The members of the two
Dutchess squadrons flew on a
two-hour training mission that
departed from Stewart Airport,
climbed to 10,000 feet, then
flew over the Cape Cod and
Vineyard areas
in Massachusetts and then
returned to the
Stewart Airport.
The plane's
crew picked the
two youngest
cadets to be
seated in the
cockpit jumpseat
during the
takeoff and
landing phases
of the flight.
During the
flight, squadron
members toured
the flight deck,
crew compart1
ments and the
cargo bay, which
is big enough to
1st Lt. Ted Shaw, New York Wing's Jamestown Composite Squadron's vice hold eight
commander for senior members, right, presents a certicate of appreciation Greyhound
to Lt. Leo Jones of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force. The task
force worked to increase drug abuse awareness, educate the public of the
A total of 35
cadets and
dangers of illegal drug use, and to stem the flow of illegal drugs.



senior members participated in
the flight.
The flight was arranged by
Maj. Dieter Lucas, liaison
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A Dutchess County Cadet
Squadron ground team
successfully shut off two
emergency Iocator transmitters
during search and rescue
The exercise was held at
the Dutchess County Airport in
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
For the first scenario, the
ground team tracked the first
signal to the Vanderbilt
Mansion historical site. After
communicating with an aircraft
from the Southern Dutchess
Senior Squadron, the cadets
were directed to a simulated
downed airplane made of
For the second mission,
the ground team was directed
to an emergency Iocator
transmitter signal coming from
the Norrie Point State Park.
Before the aircrew could direct
the ground team in closer,
however, the plane was forced
to return to base because of
bad weather.
The ground team continued with the search, going into
the hilly and heavily wooded
New York State Park overlooking the Hudson River. The
cadets were able to track the
signal and disarm the ELT,
which was in a parked car.
Two cadets monitored the
radio equipment at the support
base and maintained radio
contact between the ground
and air teams. Lt. Col. Ken
Andrea, mission coordinator,
praised the quality of the
communications between the
two teams and the base.
Capt. Gladys Suessle
NEW YORK -- Thirty-four
members of the North Fork
Cadet and Suffolk Cadet
squadrons joined together for
a trip to Cocoa Beach, Fla.,
that included tours of Kennedy
Space Center and Cape
During the trip, the cadets
and adults visited the U.S.
Astronauts Hall of Fame and
Space Camp, Fantasy of Flight
Museum, and Valiant Air
Command Warbird Museum.
At Kennedy Space Center,
the members met with retired
U.S. Air Force Col. Dr. John
Fabian, who went on Challenger and Discovery missions. He described several

aspects of his trips to space
and time on the shuttles while
in space. He also posed for
photographs with the cadets
and signed autographs.
Cadets also saw the
Apollo 11 and 13 capsules,
along with the spacesuits of
Nell Armstrong and Jim Lovell.
At the Fantasy of Flight
Museum, cadets sat for a
briefing on enemy jets and
how to use a flight simulator.
They strapped into the
cockpits of simulators and
went for simulated flights,
complete with takeoffs,
maneuvers, and landings or
Cadets were also able to
see the shuttle Endeavor reenter the earth's atmosphere
for an evening landing at
Kennedy Space Center.
The North Fork squadron
members who went on the tour
were: Cadet Airmen 1st Class
Aaron Tyte and Airman Greg
Simmons; and senior members 2nd Lt. Linda Bornemann
and Heather Wagner.
2nd Lt. Linda Bomemann
PENNSYLVANIA -Command of the Johnstown
Composite Squadron changed
hands during a change of
command ceremony.
Lt. Col. Stephen A.
Hoffman, M.D., assumed the
position of commander from Lt.
Col. William L. Mock. Mock
served as squadron commander for four years.
Mock, who has been a
member of CAP for 46 years,
was reassigned to special
duties by Capt. Keith Rearick,
Pennsylvania Wing's Group 1
Hoffman is also a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air
Force Reserves and is
assigned to the 91 lth Airlift
Wing in Pittsburgh, where he
serves as a Flight Surgeon.
Capt. John R. Wilson
than 100 members of 18
squadrons came together at
Forbes State Forest on Laurel
Ridge in Pennsylvania for a
weekend orienteering competition.
The competition was
hosted by the Latrobe Composite Squadron and was the
first event of its kind for
In addition to the work of
the senior members, the
competition was possible
because of help from the
parents of many participating


cadets and representatiyes of
several other organizations.
Other organizations involved in
the event included: the Army
National Guard, the Federal
Aviation Administration and the
Laurel Mountain Ski Patrol.
The event was organized
by Capt. Maggie Nied, who
worked with an orienteering
committee over a period of
several months to establish
stations throughout the woods.
Each station simulated
situations cadets could
possibly encounter while on
Each team was given a
map and recording instruments
to plot the course from station
to station. The members were
also issued two-way radios to
check locations.
An unexpected storm
forced the squadrons to leave
camp early. Many of the
cadets, however, returned the
final day to continue in the
Other Latrobe squadron
senior members who participated were: 1st Lt. Larry
Danka, squadron commander;
1st Lts. Michael Gibala and
James Fulmer; and 2nd Lt.
Cathleen Fulmer.
Latrobe cadets who
participated included: Lt. Col.
Sean Conroy; 2nd Lt. Ben
Saeksen; Master Sgts. Ben
Frantz, Corey Thompson and
Tom Johnson; Tech. Sgt. Drew
Holland; Senior Airman Louis
Danka, Airman 1st Class
Lionel Gerard; and Airmen
James Kareis, Kourtney Kareis
and Christopher Farley.
Patricia M. Farley

MARYLAND -- Nearly
150 members and guests of
the Carroll Composite Squadron gathered for an annual
awards ceremony and banquet
at the Maryland National
Guard Armory in Wesminister,

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The guest speaker was
retired U.S. Air Force Brig.
Gen. Ed Clark, who spoke on
his experiences as a fighter
Clark also brought his Gsuit to show, and answered
questions from the field. His
last flying assignment was
flying A-10 Thunderbolts for
the Air National Guard.
After speaking, Clark, with
Col. Ralph A. Vogt, Maryland
Wing commander, presented
awards and promotions to a
senior member and several
The senior member who
received a promotion was
Dave Lyons, now a second
Cadets who received
promotions during the banquet
included: Airman John Wilson;
Airman 1st Class Missy Allen;
Staff Sgts. Patrick LeDuc,
Chris Livermore, Matt Ensor,
and Nick Jewett; Tech. Sgt.
Daniel Cook; and 2nd Lt. Tony
The four promotions to
staff sergeant was a record for
the Carroll squadron. It was
the most promotions to
sergeant ever given out at one
The entire Wolf family
received an award for locating
an emergency Iocator transmitter. The members of the family
are: 2nd Lts. Dave and Lisa
Wolf; and Cadets Staff Sgt.
Logan Wolf and Tech. Sgt.
Brian Wolf.
The Gen. Billy Mitchell
Award was presented to
Cadets 2nd Lt. Kate Smalkin
and Anthony Mitchell. The
Gen. Ira C. Eaker Award was
presented to Cadet Lt. Col.
Brandy Malachowski, squadron cadet commander. She
was also presented with an Air
Force Achievement Award.
Other cadet awards
presented included: 2nd Lt.
Nick Jarosinski, award for
outstanding performance;
Jordana, noncommissioned
officer of the year; and Jewett,
cadet of the year.
Donna Jordana
NORTH CAROLINAMembers of North Carolina
Wing's Group 1 helped raise
funds for themselves and other
drug awareness programs by
assisting with the local K-Mart
Kids Race Against Drugs.
Members of the Asheville
and Hendersonville Composite
squadrons supplied more than
12 cadets and senior members
to serve as staff members for

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the race, which took place Jn
the parking lot of an area KMart store.
Organizations such as
CAP that provide event staff
receive $1,000 from the K-Mart
Foundation for use in drug
education and reduction
efforts. By participating, the
members were helping to raise
funds for programs at the wing
level. A percentage of the
money brought in will then be
sent back to the supporting
In the race, children ages
7-12 drive electric miniature
race cars around a course set
up in a parking lot, at no
charge to the child for participating. The fastest children
around the country will
eventually compete in a
championship race in Florida.
Cadets and seniors
assisted with timekeeping,
acted as safety riders, helped
children in and out of the cars,
and provided direction and
encouragement on the course.
The participating Group 1
members earned a name for
themselves on the first day of
the event by remaining at their
posts during an unusual early
spring weather change which
involved rain, snow, ice pellets
and high wind.
Jennifer Rodriquez, race
coordinator, told CAP members that she was impressed
with their performance. "Civil
Air Patrol will get rave reviews
in our report," she said. "All
three times I have worked with
CAP as event staff I've been
very pleased with the discipline
and dedication of its members."
Sixteen store locations in
North Carolina hosted the
event this year and it is
expected to return in 2001.
Capt. Eli Beverly
change of command ceremony
was held to welcome a new
commander for the Coastal
Charleston Composite Squadron.
Maj. Yan-Patrick Gros,
squadron commander since
1996, turned over command of
the squadron to 1st Lt. Chris
Gros joined the CAP as a
cadet in the Texas Wing. He
transferred to South Carolina
in 1991 and reached the rank
of cadet lieutenant colonel. At
age 21, he became a senior
member. He will remain a
member of the Coastal
Charleston squadron, but will

work behind the scenes.
Peterson said that,
althougll he felt a legacy is
being lost, he looks forward to
his new role within the squadron.
Lt. Col. Kathy Kane stood
in for South Carolina Wing
headquarter officials during the
change of command ceremony.
1st Lt. Mary N. Swor

ILLINOIS -- A new cadet
commander and first sergeant
were named and awards
presented during a meeting of
the First Lyons Composite
Cadet Maj. Douglas
Pabst, cadet commander since

1998, stepped down after he
accepted an ROTC scholarship to Southern Illinois
University in Carbondale, III.
He was replaced by Cadet Sgt.
Joseph Klich, a member of the
Lyons squadron since 1997.
Klich officially assumed
the position during the
squadron's regular weekly
meeting. He will have assistance from Pabst until the fall,
and from the squadron's first
official first sergeant, Cadet
Sgt. Carlton Lawson.
After the change of
command ceremony, Capt.
Maurice Givens, squadron
commander, presented
promotions and awards to
several squadron members.
Pabst was promoted to
lieutenant colonel and Klich
was promoted to first lieutenant.
1st Lt. Walter Murray
received a commander's
commendation for his work at
the National Flight Encampment in Oshkosh, Wis.
The meeting and ceremonies were held at the Army Air
National Guard facilities at
Midway Airport in Chicago.
The cadets who attended
were: Airmen 1st Class Chris
Drake and Danielle Deering;
and Airmen John Brown and
Pierce Whitehead.


Cadets from the Michigan Wing's Bay City Cadet Squadron
prepare to launch rockets at a local park. The event helped
cadets move closer to earning their rocketry badges.

Senior members who
attended were: Pabst's
parents, Capt. Richard and
Mary Pabst; Lawson's father,
Dr. Carl L. Lawson; Cadet
Klich's father, Capt. John
Klich; Capts. Jim Lis and
Robert Waichunas; and 1st Lt.
Arthur Urban.
Capt. Robert Waichunas
INDIANA -- Almost 30
members of the Indiana and
Kentucky wings worked
together to assist at one of
North America's largest
fireworks spectaculars.
Thunder over Louisville
kicked off the Kentucky
Derby's opening ceremonies.
During the show, cadets and
senior members from the two
wings were responsible for the
safety of more than 350,000
people who gathered on the
Indiana side of the Ohio River.
The members provided
crowd surveillance and
maintained radio communications with the City of Jeffersonville, Ind. They also patrolled
three miles of city streets,
assisted with medical emergencies by clearing paths
through the crowds for the
ambulances, and found two
lost children.
The participants represented the Kentucky Wing's"
Kentucky Air National Guard
Squadron and the Indiana
Wing's Falcon Composite
Capt. Darrel D. Williamson
INDIANA -- A cadet
member of the Falcon Composite Squadron was presented with the Gen. Billy
Mitchell Award by the commander of the Indiana Wing.
Cadet Master Sgt. Keith
Harbeson received the Mitchell
award from Col. Glenn Kavich,
Indiana Wing commander,
during a squadron awards
Harbeson is a flight
commander, squadron
communications officer and
ground team member. He is
active in his squadron's
emergency services programs,
and teaches cadets and
seniors proper use of CAP
"Cadet Harbeson has the
right stuff that every CAP
cadet needs to become
successful in life. He is
responsible, trustworthy and
dependable," said Capt. Darrel
Williamson, Falcon squadron
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guard was selected to
Two Falcon
present colors for the
Composite Squadron
140 guests at the
cadets were recogKentucky Wing's
nized for outstanding
dining-out ceremony.
The Golden Armor
Capt. Darrel D.
cadets drew on their
Williamson, Falcon
relationship with the
squadron commander,
U.S. Army to make their
presented the Air
drill for the competition
Force Association's
unique. Instead of using
outstanding cadet
the standard drill rifles,
award to Senior
the cadets chose to use
Master Sgt. Travis
Cavalry Sabers from
the Army.
Rosenbarger has
"We decided to
served as squadron
use cavalry sabers
recruiting officer,
because Fort Knox is
helped plan training
the home of cavalry
missions, and served
as Bravo Flight
and armor," said Cadet
Airman Adam Moore.
commander. He also
"We wanted to maintain
recently took coma link with the history of
mand of the squadron
Fort Knox and the state
color guard.
of Kentucky."
The Air Force
The color guard
Sergeants Association
from the Boone County
cadet noncommisComposite .Squadron
sioned officer award
came in second in the
was presented to
Chief Master Sgt.
The Golden Armor
Adam Smith for his
many contributions to
ng a cadets who participated
A small SCUD-B replica blasts-off during a
the squadron.
igan in the competition
rocket-launch day held by the Michigan
included: Daniel Dry,
According to
Wing's Bay City Cadet Squadron to com.~omWilliamson, Smith gets
Adam Moore, Michael
memorate the flight of Apollo 13.
Mortiz, Beth Mortencon
thinas done and works
and Andrew Napier.
well with the other cadets.
were Lt. Col. Howard Smith
The squadron's color
"Cadets really look up to
and 1st Lt. Joyce Carver.
guard will move on to compete
him because of his attitude to
in the Great Lakes Region
get the mission accomplished,"
competition, to be held at
said Williamson.
Golden Armor Composite
Camp Atterbury, Ind., in
Smith has served as the
Squadron received top honors
squadron's first sergeant,
during the 2000 Kentucky
The Garber award was
cadet emergency services
Wing Conference held in
presented to 1st Lt. Jay
officer and color guard advisor. Bowling Green, Ky.
Mortenson, Golden Armor
He has attended Hawk
The Golden Armor cadet
squadron commander, and Lt.
Mountain Ranger School,
color guard team came in first
Col. Keith Green, aerospace
where he was recognized as
place in the annual wing color
education officer.
training squadron honor cadet.
guard competition and the
The squadron's innovative
He is also a cadet captain in
squadron as a whole won the
use or resources at Fort Knox
the Air Force Junior ROTC at
Paul E. Garber Aerospace
and Godman Army Airfield was
Jeffersonville High School.
Education Award for the best
commended during the
Capt. Karen Weinkle aerospace education program
presentation of the award.
in the Kentucky Wing.
Capt. Jayson Altieri
INDIANA -- Twenty-seven
The color guard competicadet and senior members
tion began with the presentaOHIO -- The Parma
attended observer school in
tion of colors, judged by a
Cadet Squadron and several
Terre Haute, Ind.
group of senior cadet judges.
of its members received
Topics covered during the
The next phase of
school included: maps and
honors from both the Ohio
competition was a physical
Wing and Great Lakes Region.
charts, navigation elements
fitness test consisting of pushThe squadron was
and calculations, search area
ups, sit-ups and a one-mile
honored as the Ohio Wing's
management, scanning
1999 Squadron of Merit and
techniques/sighting characterThe third phase was a
Great Lakes Region's Squadistics, and communications.
written-test on CAP-related
The course was put
ron of Distinction.
subjects such as drill and
In addition to the squadtogether by Maj. Mark Carver,
ceremonies, leadership and
ron honors, individual memand Lt. Cols. Tom Pickett and
aerospace education.
Reggie Paul, who also served
bers were honored for their
The final part of the
as instructors.
competition involved an inDuring the 1999 cadet
The other instructors
ranks inspection conducted by
were: Majso David Leimenstall
conference, the cadets
Kentucky Wing senior cadet
selected as outstanding junior
and Gary Brockman; and
cadet and outstanding cadet
Capts. Randy Miller and Vern
After winning the competiofficer were both members of
Knock. The staff members
tion, the Golden Armor color

the Parma squadron.
Cadet Lt. Col. Steven
Grusendorg received the
Adam Shively Memorial
Scholarship for his contributions in the area of emergency
services. He was the cadet
commander for the 1999
National Ground Search and
Rescue School.
A National Commander's
Award for Excellence was
presented to Lt. Col. Roger
1st Lt. Rhonda Anderson
was recognized as the
outstanding mission officer,
and the squadron received a
unit citation for the five-year
period between 1994 and
Several other awards were
presented during the
squadron's awards dinner.
Some of the awards presented
included: 1st Lt. Dennis Hancy,
Ohio Wing's Group 4 senior
member of the year; Middleton,
on behalf of the squadron,
received the co-squadron of
the year award with the Frank
H. Kettlewood Squadron; and
Capt. Ken Anderson received
the Brig. Gen. Charles E.
"Chuck" Yeager Aerospace
Education Achievement
Capt. Gerald A. Riess
OHIO -- Two squadron
commanders received honors
from the Ohio Wing's Group 4
during a formal dining-in
Lt. Col. Roger Middleton
and Capt. Jack Shillaci were
both honored for their leadership with the 2000 squadron
commander-of-the-year award.
The awards were presented by
Lt. Col. Thomas Snell, Group 4
Middleton is the commander of the Parma Cadet
Squadron. Schillaci, who was
also presented with his
captain's bars during the
dining-in, is commander of the
Frank H. Kettlewood Squadron
in Lake County, Ohio.
Snell also presented
cadet-of-the-year honors to
Master Sgt. Charles Schillaci,
and cadet officer-of-the-year
honors to 2nd Lt. Gregory
Pikus. Both Schillaci and Pikus
are from the Kettlewood
The guest speaker at the
dining-in was Lt. Col. K.
Delano Ellis, CAP chaplain
and Cleveland-based bishop of
the Pentecostal Church of
Capt. Douglas E. Jessmer



Lt. Col. Thomas Abatiello
was presented with the Group
6 member-of-the-year award in
front of about 25 squadron
members during a regular
squadron meeting.
Maj. Aaron Modansky,
Boca Raton squadron commander, presented the award.
Abatiello has served in
many staff positions within the
squadron and is a former Boca
Raton squadron commander.
1st Lt. Eliot Brody

FLORIDA -- A planned
search and rescue exercise
started with a real mission for
units from Florida Wing's
Group 1.
As group members
prepared to gather at Peter
Prince Airport in Milton, Fla. for
a weekend exercise, Capt.
George Schaeffer, mission
coordinator, passed word that
an actual emergency Iocator
transmitter signal had been
picked up.
Ground and air teams
were dispatched, and by
7p.m., an aircrew tracked the
signal to a marine area of
Pensacola, Fla.
Under the direction of
Capt. Harvey Thompson,
ground teams searched the
area but were unable to isolate
the signal. The mission was
suspended at 3 a.m. because
there were no Coast Guard or
Florida Marine Patrol units
available to assist in the
The search continued later
in the morning and the signal
was tracked to an emergency
position-indicating radio
beacon in a trash can.
The ground team stopped
the signal's transmission and
returned to mission base for
the weekend exercise.
The exercise included
briefs on flight line operations,
safety, legal aspects of ground
team work and ground team
procedures and equipment.
A total of 31senior
members and 19 cadets
attended the weekend exercise. The squadrons represented included: Tallahassee,
Panama City, Eglin and
Pensacola Composite and
Milton Senior squadrons.
Capt. Donald F. Winter Jr.
FLORIDA -- A member of
the Boca Raton Senior
Squadron was honored by the
Florida Wing's Group 6.

FLORIDA -- Promotions
were presented to three cadet
members of the Patrick
Composite Squadron.
Stephen Campion and
Brian Gruber were promoted to
cadet airmen. Eric Marquez
was promoted to airman first
Gruber, has been a
member of the Patrick squadron since February 2000 and
is in the sixth grade. Campion,
also new to the squadron, is
an eighth-grade student.
Marquez joined the
squadron in October 1998.
All three cadets recently
completed the requirements to
for ground team membership.
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The Patrick Composite
Squadron hosted a complete
aircrew training course at the
Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.,
conference center.
Fifteen senior members
from Florida Wing's Group 4
and Group 6 attended the 20
hours of training required for
aircrew members, including
scanners, observers and
The squadrons represented included: Patrick and
South Brevard Composite,
Merritt Island Senior and
Stuart Cadet squadrons.
The course instructors
were: Maj. Frank Haas, Group
4 commander; Lt. Col. Joe
Tirado, Patrick squadron
commander; Col. Gwinn,
former Group 4 commander;
and others from the South
Brevard and Patrick squadrons.
2nd Lt. Melissa Campion
GEORGIA -- Members of
the Walton County Composite
Squadron came together for a
weekend of fun and training on
search and rescue subjects.
Classes were held Saturday moming for members to
obtain certification in first aid,
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
and basic radio operation.

In the afternoon, two
members set-off a practice
electronic Iocator transmitter in
nearby woods and simulated
victims who wandered away
after a crash. The rest of the
group used an ELT tracker to
practice search techniques.
Just 20 minutes after the
search was begun, the first
victim was found. The second
was spotted five minutes later.
Once the victims' injuries were
assessed, the search for the
ELT continued.
The simulated crash site
was found 34 minutes after the
search began.
The cadets who participated in the exercises were:
Christopher Bowles, Jennifer
Mabry, Thomas Nay, Deanna
Patrick, Lillie Sifuentes, Kevin
Spears, Jason Stribling and
Daniel Thrash.
The senior members who
participated were: Goza, Paul
Reeves and Capt. Dolores
Capt. Dolores Thrash
GEORGIA -- Several
members of the Albany
Composite Squadron saw one
of the U.S. Army's most-feared
helicopters close-up when an
AH-64A Apache visited the
squadron's home.
The Apache was flown in
from Hunter Army Air Field,
Ga. The aviators told squadron
members that the Apache they
brought will soon be replaced
by a Longbow version.
The cadets were given a
hands-on demonstration of the
forward-looking, infrared
technology. They also were
allowed to look into the cockpit
compartments of both the
gunship's pilot and weapon
systems operator.
GEORGIA -- Cadets in
the Statesboro, Ga., area were
given orientation flights in the
Georgia Wing's newest
The Blanik Super L-23
two-seat glider and a Cessna
182 towplane equipped for
short takeoffs and landings
were flown from Monroe, Ga.,
to provide members of
Georgia's Group 5 an opportunity they would not otherwise
The event was directed by
Capt. Charlie Meason, Georgia
Wing glider program director.
Lt. Col. George Harrison and
Majs. Jim McCIoud and John
Sharp assisted.
The trip was arranged
through the cooperation of

Maj. Scott Richards, Group 5
Other senior members
who participated were: Capt.
Gene Warnock, Group 5
deputy director of cadet
programs; 1st Lt. Jim Phillips,
Savannah Composite Squadron commander; Capt. Scott
Roberts, Douglas Composite
Squadron commander; Capt.
Scott Clarke and 1st Lt. Joe
Carroll, Savannah squadron
deputy commanders; and
Vince Bracco and Jim
1st Lt. Jim Phillips
Golden Triangle Squadron
supported the Aviation
Awareness Day 2000 at the
Golden Triangle Regional
The event, which may be
the first of many similar events
to be held once every year,
was attended by more than
500 students in the first
through the eighth grades. The
students came to the event as
a field trip.
As part of the event, the
Golden Triangle squadron
members put on an aerospace
education workshop for
students in the fifth through
eighth grades. The 30-minute
workshop, entitled "How an
Airplane Flies," was held five
times during the day.
Squadron cadets also
setup and worked a drug
demand reduction display that
emphasized the fact that
aviation and the use of illegal
drugs are not compatible.
A local teacher and
aerospace educator, Sheila
Williams, coordinated the
Williams runs an awardwinning school program that
motivates young people to
move on to successful careers
and lives through an aerospace education model. Her
program is partially based on
the U.S. Air Force. Many of her
students express an interest in
the CAP after learning about it
in her program.
Originally, plans were
made to bring a CAP aircraft to
the event. Bad weather made
those plans fall through, and
an individual donated the use
of his personal Cessna 152 for
the day. The plane was used
as an example and students
were able to identify components of the aircraft once they
completed the workshop.
Golden Triangle squadron
cadets who attended the event

were: Col. Michael
Provencher; Master Sgts.
Dustin Pumphrey, Jon Comer,
Jonathan Headley and Kathryn
Provencher; Airmen 1st Class
Chris Pumphrey and Gabrielle
Headley; and Airman Mariana
The senior member who
attended was Capt. Scott
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Seven cadets of the
Golden Triangle Composite
Squadron tried their hands at
an Air Force jet simulator.
Before trying out the fullmotion T-37 simulator, the
cadets studied many of the
subjects actual pilots study
during training, such as
checklist procedures, mechanical systems and techniques for doing several tasks
at once in the cockpit.
Cadets were finally
introduced to the same
simulator the Air Force uses
for nearly all of its emergency
procedures and instrument
Supervised by U.S. Air
Force Capt. Paul Kuzma, the
cadets were able to start
engines, take off and land the
Kuzma is a T-37 instructor
pilot at Columbus Air Force
Base, Miss., and the Golden
Triangle squadron's new
aerospace education officer.
He explained his reason
for taking the position and
teaching the cadets: "Passing
on my experiences is one of
the most enjoyable things for
Capt. Scott Lanis
Puerto Rico Wing director of
safety sponsored a fly-in safety
seminar at Rafael Hernandez
Airport in Aguadilla, Puerto
More than 90 pilots and 25
aircraft flew in for the event. A
U.S. Coast Guard Dolphin HH65 helicopter was on display,
and Coast Guard Aviation
Survival Technician Keith
Brennan gave a presentation
on water survival equipment,
followed by a demonstration
with the helicopter's hoist.
Included in the event's
presentations were: Maj.
Daniel Melendez, a CAP
member who works for the
National Weather Service, on
weather patterns in Puerto
Rico and the U.S. Virgin
Islands; Richard Hernandez on
the importance of filing a flight


The academy is supported
by state funds and sponsored
by the Missouri Department of
Elementary and Secondary
Education, in cooperation with
the University of MissouriColumbia.
Torblom currently serves
as the cadet executive officer
of the Wentzville squadron,
and as a radio operator. He
assists with planning squadron
meetings, participates in
training activities, and is an
alternate on the cadet advisory
Torblom's father is the
Wentzville squadron's aerospace education officer.
Lt. CoL Sharyn V. Rugh

plan and using proper radio .
and telephone procedures;
and Ricardo Machadom,
airport security manager, on
airport security.
The next safety fly-in has
been scheduled for March 3,
Carlos R. Padilla

Members of the Kansas Wing practice first aid during a search
and rescue exercise. Capt. Spencer Atha of the Wichita Composite Squadron is the victim, and treating him are Capt.
Marshall Watson, left, and Maj. Craig Butler.

"KANSAS -- The New
Century Composite Squadron
got a financial boost in the
form of a $1,200 matchingfund check.
Cadets Master Sgt. Ryan
Giles and Capt. Ronald T.
Behm accepted the check from
David Forester, a member of
the Kansas City WaI-Mart
stores management team.
The donated money will
benefit the squadron's cadet
and senior programs.
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team found the missing
person, they were told to call in
a backup team to render first
aid. The victim was treated for
a broken leg and the exercise
Several subjects, such as
basic emergency services and
flight line training, were taught
in a classroom setting.
2nd Lt. Arthur Grover

Minnesota Wing hosted an
advanced observer training
session in Lake Elmo, Minn.
The course, taught at the
Lake Elmo Airport headquarters of the St. Croix Composite
KANSAS -- More than 60
Squadron, enabled observers
Kansas Wing members
to take on more responsibility
participated in search and
as navigators on search and
rescue and disaster relief
rescue and disaster relief
training missions at wing
headquarters in Salina, Kan.
According to Maj. Scott
Several practice missions
Sinks, Minnesota Wing
were planned for both ground
emergency services director,
and air teams, but most of the
when observers are trained in
search exercises were groundnavigation, aircraft instrumenbased due to bad weather.
tation and electronic aids to
The mission scenario
navigation, aircraft resources
began as a missing-persons
can be better used and flight
search, but when the ground
crews can be
more effective.
work and oneon-one pilot
training with
mission pilots
and training
Cadet Master Sgt. Ryan Giles, center, and
Capt. Ronald T. Behm of the Kansas Wing's flights to
New Century Composite Squadron accept a
exercise new
check from Dave Forester of the Kansas City skills. During
the flights,
Wal-Mart Stores.

mission pilots trained the
student navigation skills while
in flight.
The scenarios for the
training flights were meant to
challenge the students and
were sometimes based on
past mission situations.
Almost 50 people from 10
squadrons participated, The
squadrons represented
included: North Hennepin,
Crow Wing, Anoka County, St.
Paul, Mankato, Wesota and
Hutchinson Composite; Valley
Cadet; and Cass County
Senior squadrons.
Minnesota Wing personnel
also attended, and one
representative of the CAP
Reserve Assistance Program
Five instructors and six
aircraft were used for the
flights, flying 24 sorties and
31.2 flight hours.
1st Lt. Deborah Fefl
MISSOURI -- A cadet of
the Wentzville Composite
Squadron was selected to
attend a special academic
program at the University of
Cadet 2nd Lt. Neil A.
Torblom, a student at Fort
Zumwalt West High School in
O'Fallon, Mo., was one of 330
students in Missouri chosen to
attend the 2000 Missouri
Scholars Academy.
He and the others chosen
will stay on the university
campus and take classes for
three weeks this summer.
The Scholars Academy, in
its 16th year, was designed to
help gifted students achieve
their full potential and to
motivate them to succeed.

Nebraska Wing color guard
school had the largest enrollment ever during the Spring
2000 session.
The school was held at
the Penterman Armory on the
Nebraska National Guard
facility in Lincoln, Neb. Thirtyeight students and 13 instructors were present.
Students received
instruction regarding color
guard movements, cadences,
command and ceremonies.
To meet the varying needs
of the students, classes were
offered in three categories:
basic, intermediate and
Capt. Deb Hintz, the
school's organizer, said she
was pleased with the turnout
and facilities. She also said
interest in the school was very
high this year, and that 110
CAP members sent inquiries,
including 18 from other wings.
James H. Nitz
than 150 senior and cadet
members from across the state
gathered for the South Dakota
Wing's annual wing conference and awards banquet.
Special guests at the
conference, held in Pierre,
S.D., included Brig. Gen.
James C. Bobick, national
commander, and Col. Sheila
Waldorf, North Central Region
The conference provided
senior members with information to help them carry out their
jobs. Cadets learned about the
key elements of the cadet
programs: model rocketry,
leadership, volunteerism and
special activities they could
participate in.
The key event for the
conference was the awards

banquet. Banquet speakers
included the national and
regional commanders, as well
other guests of honor. One
guest of honor was Sen. Mike
Rounds, a former cadet.
The following awards were
presented to South Dakota
Wing members:
Commander's Commendations: Lt. Cols. Keith Collins,
Mike Beason, Jim Howe, Lois
Schmidt, and Lawrence
Namminga; Capts. Daniel
Wilcox and Charles Claussen
Jr.; 1st Lts. Clair
Shellenberger, JoAnn Hunt
and Cassandra Kopecky;
Cadets 2nd Lt. Aaron
Brownson and Airman Craig
Aerospace Education
Achievement Awards: Lt. Col.
James Howe; Capts. Daniel
Wilcox and Jerry Densmore;
1st It. Clyde Derry; 2nd Lts.
Tony Steensgaard and Mike
Major; and Mike Johnson and
Tom Muth.
AmeliaEarhart Awards:
Cadet Capts. Joshua Grundt,
John Arneson and Joshua
Gen. Billy Mitchell Awards:
Cadet 2nd Lts. Kelly and
Aaron Brownson, Mathew
Kenaston, Pare Kelley, Chris
Nedved, Tim Newcomb,
Matthew Schmidt, Jason
McCord, Ryun Haugaard,
Benjamin Catlett and Tina
McKinney; and Master Sgt.
Daniel Gerwing.
Cadet of the Year: Capt.
John Arneson, Rushmore
Composite Squadron.
Chaplain of the Yeac 1st Lt.
Donald Anders, Watertown
Composite Squadron.
Public Affairs Officer of the
Year: Lt. Col. Mike Beason,
Rushmore Composite Squadron.
Squadron of the Year and
Squadron of Merit Award: The
Rushmore Composite Squadron, Rapid City, S.D.
Also during the conference, scholarships to attend
the national ground search and
rescue school were given to
some wing cadets. Scholarships went to Capt. Joshua
Grundt, Senior Master Sgt.
Jessica Grundt and Tech. Sgt.
Jason Mower.
Lt. CoL Michael Beason


ARIZONA -- The Tucson
Senior Squadron used a
search and rescue exercise to
demonstrate slow-scan
television to two officials from
emergency services organizations.
Tucson squadron officials
invited the director of emergency services of the American Red Cross for Southern
Arizona, as well as a senior
pilot of the Department of
Public Safety Southern Air
Rescue to observe the
The scenarios used for the
exercises varied from traffic
surveillance along a major
interstate to damage assessment of a simulated flood.
The representatives of
both organizations said they
were impressed'by the
demonstration and the Red
Cross is considering the use of
slow-scan photography for
their next disaster relief
1st Lt. Dave Flyer
cadet commanders from the
Arkansas Wing will be going to
the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Cadets 1st Lt. Jonathan
Anderson and 2nd Lt. Ben
Baldwin accepted appointments to the Air Force Academy and will begin training this
Anderson, cadet commander of the Northwest
Arkansas Composite Squadron, attended one wing
encampment and the Summer
Scientific Seminar at the
Academy, and was 1999
Arkansas Wing Cadet of the
Baldwin, cadet commander of the Lake Dardenelle
Squadron, attended two wing
encampments and the Air
Force Air and Space Command Course at the academy.
David W. Anderson

" C O A S T

OKLAHOMA -- Air and
ground teams from the
Oklahoma City Composite
Squadron worked together to
find an emergency Iocator
transmitter that was accidentally activated.
The aircrew of 1st Lt. Jim
Howell and Capt. Steve
Grundy picked up the ELT
signal and tracked it to the El
Reno Airport, about 25 miles
from their starting point. Once
they determined that it was at
the airport, they directed the
ground team to the site.
The ground team, tracked
the ELT to an aircraft which
was having a new interior
installed. The workers accidentally activated the transmitter,
which stayed on until the
ground team arrived to turn it
The ground team included: Maj. David Heck,
Raymond LaPlant, and Cadets
Chris States and Johnny
Maj. M. David Hock
TEXAS -- Texas Wing's
Group 13 sponsored a
corporate learning course at
Continental Airlines' Training
Center in Houston.
More than 40 Texas Wing
members attended the course,
taught to help adult members
advance in rank and give staff
members of the wing, group
and squadron levels a chance
to interact.
Group 13 provided most of
the instructors for the course.
During the course, Lt. Col.
Dave Picketing, group 13
commander, presented Steve
Davis with a commission as a
CAP major.
Davis is a former lieutenant commander in the U.S.
Navy and currently serves as
emergency services officer.
Maj. Q.G. Blackburn Jr.
TEXAS -- The Abilene
Composite Squadron tried a
new training method during a
one-day search and rescue
The exercise integrated air
and ground assets with
classroom training to ensure
20 specific objectives were
met over the course of the day.
A series of events was
scripted, much like a tabletop
exercise, to ensure the ground
team met a series of specific
training objectives. As the
mission evolved, the preplanned events were presented to keep the mission on
schedule, eliminating long


Nearly twothirds of the cadets'
parents attended the
dinner meeting at a
local restaurant,
despite foul weather
with heavy rain.
During the
dinner, Capt. Robert
Wolin, Sugar Land
squadron commander, discussed
the progress of the
previous year and
the plans for the
coming year,
especially for the
summer and fall
Wolin also
.. o.
explained the need
Lt. Col. Dave Pickering, commander of
for cadet participathe Texas Wing's Group 13, pins a protion in the
motion to major on Steve Davis during a
squadron's summer
corporate learning course held in Hous- activities, and the
Denerlis 01" Inose
periods of dead time common
activities to the cadets. He also
to many ground team training
stressed the need for active
parental involvement in
The team's evaluator and
squadron activities.
The parents who attended
trainer, Maj. Earl Burress,
oversaw the exercise and
were given the opportunity to
express their opinions about
announced the events, but let
the squadron's cadet program.
the team members make their
own decisions throughout the
The parents uniformly complimented the progress made
The mission began at the
and said they saw the program
40th Airlift Squadron at Dyess
as a positive outlet for the
Air Force Base, Texas. The
Capt. Robert Wolin
training included an academic
block on ground team equipment, mission paperwork and
TEXAS -- About 30
interviewing techniques.
cadets of the 7-6 Air Cavalry
As the mission proComposite Squadron spent a
weekend helping to raise funds
gressed, Burress played the
for area drug education
role of several different
agencies, including law
The cadets assisted at the
enforcement, air traffic control
and the Air Force Rescue
Houston K-Mart Race for Drug
Prevention, a go-cart race held
Coordination Center.
at a Houston K-Mart parking
In the field, the Abilene
ground team overcame
lot turned mini-speedway.
challenges which included:
More than 430 children
non-distress emergency
ages 7-12, participated in the
Iocator transmitter procedures, race. The children drove
team injuries, land navigation
battery-powered race cars
and an electronic search for a
around a track which included
downed aircraft.
bridges and tunnels. Each time
During the exercise, each
a child crossed the electronic
event had a specific purpose
finish line, K-Mart donated $5
and allowed the ground team
towards drug education
to learn specific skills. It was
the first time the concept of a
The children's times were
scripted search and rescue
recorded and the fastest boy
exercise had been integrated
and girl in each of three age
with a field mission in the
groups will go to Orlando, Fla.,
to compete with kids from 90
Abilene area.
2nd Lt. Denease Hefner cities for $10,000 scholarships
to be given away in the Kids
TEXAS -- Members of
Race Against Drugs national
the Sugar Land Composite
championships. Every particiSquadron gathered with the
pant received a free T-shirt,
families of many cadets during
hat, poster, certificate and
the squadron's semiannual
drug awareness brochure.
parents night.
Mary Kate Robinson

UTAH -- Sixty-five
members of the Utah Wing
came together in Tooele, Utah,
for the first search and rescue
exercise of the summer.
Utah Wing members were
joined by representatives of
the Tooele County, Utah,
sheriff's search and rescue
team, as well as American
Search Dogs dog teams. The
dog units worked with the CAP
ground teams in several
Seventeen aircraft were
used during the exercise to fly
a total of 44 simulated search
and rescue exercises. Most of
the designated targets were
In order to strengthen the
relationship between the
sheriff's search and rescue
team and the area CAP
members, two representatives
of the sheriff's office flew as
observers with a CAP pilot on
a search for an emergency
Iocator transmitter.
The aircrew used direction
finding equipment and detected the signal, then directed
the ground teams in.
Maj. Bud Berry, mission
coordinator, described the
exercise as "great," and added
that he felt the aircrews met
the exercise's objectives.
The cadets who participated in the exercise performed a variety of necessary
tasks and were an essential
part of the exercise. During the
weekend, participating cadets
directed aircraft, monitored the
mission control board, helped
debrief aircrews, assisted in
the communications van and
helped fuel aircraft.
The wing used Sunday to
fly missions designed to test its
slow scan camera.
Joanne Searcy
UTAH D The Utah
Wing's St. George and Cedar
City Composite squadrons

held an open house at the '
Cedar City (Utah) Airport.
During the open house,
about 50 cadets from both
squadrons and other community members were able to get
a close-up look at a U.S. Air
Force C-130 Hercules, which
was flown to the airport by
members of the Wyoming Air
National Guard
Those who inspected the
plane were allowed to walk
through the open cargo bay
and climb into the cockpit.
Senior Airman Amy
Hebbard, a recruiter for the
Army National Guard, told the
cadets and their families about
Air Force opportunities. She
also urged the cadets to avoid
drugs and illegal substances,
as the Air Force will not accept
those who have been convicted of breaking laws.
Lt. Col. AI Behning,
Southern Region commander
for the Utah Wing, was
contacted by members of the
Wyoming National Guard
about the possibility of bringing
the C-130 for orientation and
recruiting purposes. Behning
accepted not just for the
display, but because the
cadets would also have the
chance to make a brief
orientation flight.
The open house attracted
the attention of local media
personnel, and was the subject
of a short piece on a Salt Lake
NBC affiliate's nightly news
Joanne Searcy

Southern California on
Saturday and the Rose Valley
area on Sunday.
The Saturday session
began with a briefing by Col.
Larry Myrick, California Wing
commander and mission
coordinator for the exercise.
Myrick was assisted by:
1st Lt. Darwin Gettner, base
commander; Lt. Col. Mark
Sweeney, air operations
officer; Capt. Steve Blair,
safety officer; 1st Lt. David
Vanoni, project officer; 1st Lt.
John Kunsemiller, administrative officer; and Lt. Col. Paul
Kirschner, public affairs officer
After lunch, the aircraft
crews were briefed on the
search grids and dangers in
each, the planes got their final
safety check and the crews
took off.
Each sortie lasted two
hours and was without
The senior members who
participated as aircrew
members included: Lt. Cols.
Stephen Huss and M.D. Short;
Majs. Dean Thomas, Robert
Daniels, Brook Evan, Greg
Chase and Michael Lewis;
Capts. Richard Ruskin, Lee
Davis, Joseph Spahr, Paul
Beardshear and Blair; 1st Lts.
Vanoni and Kunsemiller; 2nd
Lts. Ike Munoz-Vignes, Monica
Huss, Barak Raviv and Robert
Alcorn; Richard Lewis and
W.J. Stephen.
The ground crew was
made up of 2nd Lt. Russell
Guiney and Cadet Master Sgt.
Bryan Guiney. Ground communications were handled by
Lewis, 1st Lt. Darwin Gettner,
and Cadet Airman Vance
U.S. Air Force Reserve Lt.
Col. Mike Krusack served as
the CAP liaison officer from the
U.S. Air Force Pacific Region.
Lt. CoL Paul Kirschner
CALIFORNIA -- Twentyone members of the Bakers-

CALIFORNIA -- Members of the Camarillo Composite Squadron held their first
search and rescue exercise of
the year from the Camarillo
Airport in Camarillo, Texas.
The weekend exercise
involved three aircraft flying
each day and a total of 15
sorties. The practice searches
covered the Ojai area of

field Composite Squadron
participated in a weekend
bivouac at the base of the
Tehachapi Mountains.
The members were
transported from the
squadron's headquarters at
Meadows Field Airport in
Bakersfield to the campsite in
a Huey UH-1 helicopter
furnished by an area Army
National Guard unit.
The bivouac came at the
end of four months of leadership training for the squadron's
high-intensity operation
program Planning the
weekend's activities and
serving on the staff was a
requirement for graduation
from the HIOP course.
The six cadets who
planned the exercise and
served as event staff were:
Staff Sgtso Armando Gonzalez,
Gregory Gonzalez and Tony
Lomas; Master Sgt. Andrew
Scholefield; and Tech. Sgts.
James Custer and Sara
During the weekend, the
cadets participated in emergency Iocator transmitter
searches, zip-line training and
basic ground team organization classes.
2nd Lt. Malise Scholefield
Cessna 182 assigned to the
San Bernadino Senior Squadron was on display during an
air show at March Air Reserve
Base, Calif.
The air show, called
"Thunder over the Empire, Air
Fest 2000," was an annual
event featuring the U.S. Air
Force's elite flying unit, the
Thunderbirds. The two-day
event attracted nearly 500,000
Aircraft from throughout
the world and from various
stages of history were on
During the show, members from both the Thunder-



birds at the San Bernadino
squadron were called away on
emergencies. U.S. Air Force
Capt. Rick Boutwell, pilot of TBird plane number 2, was
called away before his performance because his wife gave
birth to their daughter on
Saturday afternoon.
Lt. Col. Jerry Jones and
1st Lt. John Esson were called
away to search for an emergency Iocator transmitter in the
High Desert area west of
Barstow, Calif.
Capt. Don Springer and
1st Lt. Alan Merha were called
away early Saturday morning
to participate in another ELT
search in the Coachella Valley

Bryan Unbangluang, Mitchell
While in CAP, Alford has
accomplished the following:
made solo flights in gliders and
powered craft, attended the
National Air Education
Familiarization Course, earned
honors titles at group activities,
and attended noncommissioned officer school
Schaubschlager has:
Represented Group 9 in
California Wing color guard
competition, served as chair of
the cadet advisory council for
Group 9, attended noncommissioned officer school and an
encampment, and been active
in emergency services and
search and rescue missions.
Capt. Carol Schaubschlager

cadets and senior members of
the Tehachapi Composite
Squadron were honored during
a squadron awards banquet.
The squadron held the
banquet to honor those
members who performed well
during the first quarter of 2000.
Banquet guests included:
Rex Moen from Sen. Pete
Knight's office; Staff Sgt.
Gabriel Quintana of the U.S.
Air Force Reserve's Palmdale
recruiting office; retired U.S.
Air Force Col. Tomeney of the
Air Force Association; and
retired test pilot Russell
O'Quinn, the banquet's guest
The cadets who received
awards were: 2nd Lt. David
Alford Jr., cadet of the year for
1999 and Gen. Billy Mitchell
Award; Tech. Sgt. Casey
Schaubschlager, Air Force
Sergeants Association
noncommissioned officer of
the year; 2nd Lt. Kaleb L. M.
Judy, Mitchell award and
recognized for being listed in
"America's Who's Who" for
scholastic achievement; 2nd
Lt. Jonathon Markiewitz,
squadron public affairs officer,
Mitchell award; and 2nd Lt.

members of the Falcon Senior
Squadron attended a flight
physiology course at Edwards
Air Force Base, Calif.
The course stressed the
effects of oxygen depletion on
pilot performance and the
impact of motion-induced
disorientation on a pilot's
ability to maintain flight.
During the course, the
squadron members had the
opportunity to experience an
altitude chamber. In the
chamber, each individual's
reaction to oxygen depletion
was tested by removing
oxygen masks in conditions
like those found at an altitude
of 28,000 feet.
After they removed their
masks, some members
experienced nausea and hot
flashes instantly, while others
experienced debilitating
euphoria, vision loss and
The dangers of motioninduced disorientation were
demonstrated by a ride in a
special spinning chair. Squadron members were put into the
chair and spun rapidly.
Even senior pilots became

A California Wing Cessna 182 faces an F-16 Fighting Falcon of the U.S. Air Force's Thunderbird flying squadron. The picture was
taken during the "Thunder over the Empire Air Fest 2000" at March Air Reserve Base in California.

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disoriented for several seconds after a ride in the chair.
The senior members who
made the trip to Edwards Air
Force Base included: Lt. Col.
Steve DiMarco; Capts. Greg
McClure, Bill Cleminshaw and
Claus Sonderman; 1st Lt.
Estelle Ward and Paul Gerst;
2nd Lts. Scott Deneen; and
senior members Bonnie
Shanks and Bob Wright.
1st Lt. Paul Rene Gerst
HAWAII -- A cadet of the
Maul Composite Squadron
was honored during a banquet
at the Hickam Air Force Base,
Hawaii, officers club.
Cadet Col. Chris D.
Russell, Maul squadron cadet
commander, received the
Hawaii Wing's cadet-of-theyear award for his performance during 1999.
Russell was also selected
to participate in the International Air Cadet Exchange
program and will be going to
Great Britain in the summer.
Col. Randy Leval, Maul
squadron commander,
remarked that Russell's
achievements will set the
standard squadron cadets will
Russell, a junior at Maul
High School, hopes to attend
the U.S. Air Force Academy.
1st Lt. Damion H. T. Bragdon
HAWAII -- Participants of
the Pacific Region Staff
College paid special tribute to
more than 38,000 service men
laid to rest at the National
Memorial Cemetery of the
The memorial service was
also attended by the students
and staff of the college, which
was held at Hickam Air Force
Base, Hawaii, as well as some

of their spouses.
The cemetery, commonly
known as the "Punchbowl," is
a bow-shaped crater from an
extinct volcano. The Hawaiian
name is "Puowaina," which
means "Hill of Sacrifice." It is
about a mile from downtown
Interred in the 150-acr~
site, with graves marked by
simple flat granite stones, are
former American Marines,
soldiers, seamen and airmen
from World War II, and the
Korean and Vietnam wars.
The ceremonies were
conducted by the following
chaplains: Lt. Col. Dan Dyer,
Pacific Region chaplain; Lt.
Col. Calvin Turbin, past CAP
deputy chief of chaplains; Lt.
Col. John Berger, California
Wing; U.S. Air Force Lt. Col.
Ken Colton, national staff
chaplain; Lt. Col. Donald Starr,
Pacific Region; Lt. Col. Robert
Ledden, Oregon Wing chaplain; and Maj. David HolmesSmith, Hawaii Wing chaplain.
The service concluded
with the placement of a floral
wreath and military honors by
a seven-member Air Force
Lt. Col. Fred Mahadocon
NEVADA -- The members of the Humboldt County
Composite Squadron celebrated their first anniversary
as a squadron.
To commemorate the
event, Col. Carl Carothers,
Nevada Wing commander,
presented the squadron
charter to Lt. Col. Leon
Franklin, squadron commander, and Kim Bannister,
squadron cadet commander.
During its first year of
operation, the squadron grew
in numbers. The squadron now

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Utah Wing member Michael Povinelli holds the wingtip of a glider as it begins rolling out for a
takeoff in Nevada, where the glider was brought for minor work and made available to some
Nevada Wing members. ,.
has 26 cadet and 21 senior
members. Eight of those
senior members are mission
pilots and two are instructor
The squadron is planning
several activities for the next
year. Some activities coming
soon include a fly-in with the
Experimental Aircraft Association and the formation of a
ground search unit using
members with off-road
Capt. Terry Callison
NEVADA -- Eight
members of the Nevada Wing
experienced flights in a new
sailplane, thanks to members
of a neighboring wing.
Michael and Ruthann
Povinelli of Utah provided the
flights during a recent trip to
Ruthann Povinelli explained how the flights in
Nevada became possible: "We
had to bring Utah Wing's new
sailplane to Minden, Nev., for
some minor touch-up work, so
we offered to give some of the
local CAP folks flights while we
were here."
Members of the Nevada
Wing's Douglas County
Composite Squadron accepted
the offer.

"This was a unique
opportunity for us to get a taste
of CAP glider operations," said
2nd Lt. Gary Swift, Douglas
County squadron public affairs
officer. "Nevada has such
great soaring conditions that I
am looking forward to doing
more of this in the future."
The glider that was used
was the Utah Wing's ASK-21
Capt. Arden Heffernan,
Douglas County Squadron
operations officer, explained
that gliders provide a solid
foundation for flight training.
'1 can't imagine a better
way for a cadet to learn the
essential skills of flying," he

explained. "With no engine or
complex systems to worry
about, you can really concentrate on the basics."
The cadets who flew in the
gliders were: Tech. Sgts.
Nicole Scudder and Sean
Thaler; Airman 1st Class
Patrick Kelly; and Master Sgt.
Sean Maxey.
The senior members who
participated were: 2nd Lts.
Leslie Heffernan and Gary B.
Swift; 1st Lt. Ellen Rosenberg;
and Capt. Arden Heffernan.
Ruthann Povinelli is a
certified flight instructor, and
she and Michael each took
four of the day's eight flights.
2nd Lt. Gary Swift

Nevada Wing's Cadet Master Sgt. Sean Maxey gives the thumbsup as he and Michael Povinelli of the Utah Wing prepare for a
glider flight.

The Final Salute
Col. Houston H. Doyle
Great Lakes Region
Lt. Col. Marion E. Dunlap
Pennsylvania Wing
Lt. Col. Kelmer L. Freed
Parkersburg Composite Squadron
West Virginia Wing
Capt. Thomas C. Kennan
Oklahoma Wing

L t . C o l . T h o m a s F. M o r r i s s e y
Southwest Region Headquarters
Maj. Alma B, Parker
Pinellas Senior Squadron
Florida Wing
1st Lt. Samuel H. Roberts
Machias Valley Composite Squadron
Maine Wing
Lt. C o l . D e n n i s I . R u c k
Pennsylvania Wing

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