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M A X W E L L A F B , A L A . 3 6 11 2

JULY 1978

Receive CAP Scholarships, Grants
'hest Grant $1,500;
al Over $41,000
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Academic scholarships and grants
worth more than $41,000 were awarded recently to 70 Civil
Air Patrol members. The awards are for study in aerospace
related fields at schools chosen by the recipients.
The awards ranged from $1,500
for graduate grants to lesser ones
of $500, $750, and $1,000. The
winners of the graduate grants
were Senior Member Christine
O. McKannon of the California
Wing Headquarters and Senior
Member Linda J. Wilson of the
Colorado Wing Headquarters.
The scholarship-grant awards
are part of a continuing program
sponsored by Civil Air Patrol and
are given annually in the fields of
engineering, education, science.
and the humanities, as well as for
technical and vocational training.
Competition for the
scholarships is keen and awards
are based on academic potential

and achievements, progress in
the CAP programs, participation
in extracuriCular and community
activities, and on recommendations of educators, ministers,
squadron commanders, and
others. The mean grade-point
average of those selected was 3.7
on the 4.0 scale.
The applications were
evaluated individually by a committee at National Headquarters
and those applicants receiving
the highest scores were selected.
The list of winners includes
two cadets who won $1.000 flight
scholarships supplied by the
Order of Daedalians. A complete
list of winners for 1978 appears
on Page 14

USAF Remembers
30th 'Anniversary"
of the Air Force's highest level
military officials joined in late
May in paying tribute to Civil Air
Patrol on its 30th anniversary as
the official auxiliary of the Air
Thirty years ago--on May 26th.
1948, Public Law 557 was signed
making it official--CAP was now
an auxiliary Of the Air Force.
In a message to Brig. Gen.
Thomas C. Casaday. Gen David
C. Jones. Air Force chief of staff,
had this to say about the anniversary a nd about Civil Air Patrol:
"Many thanks for a great 30year achievement. We're proud
of our ties to the CAP. and it's a
pleasure to offer compliments
for the bright record you've put
on the books and the bright light
you're putting on the future.
Please pass along my congratulations to the men and
women, young and old. who bring
so much talent and enthusiasm to

Inside In dex
Cadet Awards .......... Page 13
'Half a World Away'. .......... 3
CAP News Briefs ..............I I
New Nameplate ............... 16
People in The News ...........
Praise for CAP ................. 6
SAR People ...................... 8
Scholarship List ...............14
Visiting Wright-Pat? .........14

aviation, the Air Force and the
Gen. Jones became the new
chairman of-the Joint Chiefs
of Staff on June 21. succeeding
Gen. George S. Brown. This is
the nation's highest ranking
military position.
G e n . J o h n W. R o b e r t s . c o m mander of the Air Training Command also passed along a word of
thanks to Gen. Casaday and Air
Force Brig. Gen. Paul E
Gardner. CAP executive director
and commander of HQ.CAPUSAF.
A i r U n i v e r s i t y. w h i c h s u p e r vises HQ. CAP-USAF, recently
b e c a m e a p a r t o f AT C . G e n .
Roberts had this to say:
"I join Gen. Jones in expressing appreciation and congratulations to the Civil Air
Patrol for 30 years of important
contributions to air power m
America. I am proud to be
associated with an organization
which has such an outstanding
record of service to our country.
Please pass my congratulations
to all the men and women who
make the Civil Air Patrol such an
important part of ,[oday's Air
A s a p a r t o f A i r U n i v e r s i t y,
HQ. CAP-USAF is also a part of
the Air Training Command.
The commander of Air Univers i t y, L t . G e n . R a y m o n d R .
Furlong, also expressed his app r e c i a t i o n f o r C A P. H e s a i d :
"The contributions of the Civil
Air Patrol to the Air Force have
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N E W T R O P H Y - - G e n . D a v i d C . J o n e s , c e n t e r, A i r F o r c e c h i e f o f s t a f f a t t h e t i m e , p o s e s
during recent Pentagon ceremony with new trophy named for him. The "USAF Chief of Staff
Trophy" will be presented to the cadet team scoring highest in CAP's annual Cadet Competition
each December. With Gen. Jones is Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul E. Gardner, left, commander of
H Q . C A P - U S A F a n d a l s o C A P e x e c u t i v e d i r e c t o r ; a n d B r i g . G e n . T h o m a s C . C a s a d a y, r i g h t ,
CAP national commander. (Another photo, Page 2.) (USAF Photo)

Formal Banquet to Close
1978 National Board Meet
PHEONIX. Ariz. A gala formal banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel here will close out the
annual meeting of Civil Air
Patrol's National Board in
Speaker at the banquet will be

For the benefit of all
members of Civil Air Patrol,
the statistics for 1978 tot
search and rescue: activities

These aize iinoffieiai figm-~::::!i
CompiIed.-by .the i :Di~e~tOiate
0f Operations at CAP National ::
As of June 1I, 1978
Number of Missions ......... 37
Number of Sorties ......... 5,966
Flying Hours .. ......... !3,367.3
Saves .~ .........,~...,.:L..: ....... .35
Finds..:. ....... ..,,~ .......... ..... 190

G e o r g e B . Wa l t e r. a c o l l e g e
professor who spends his
summers as a ranger m the back
country at Glacier National Park
in Montana.
Master of ceremonies at the
banquet will be Dr. John Furbay,.
producer and narrator of a daily
t r a v e l p r o g r a m o n r a d i o . D r.
F u r b a y l i v e s i n N e w Yo r k
and Phoenix and his broadcasts
are sponsored in different areas
by travel agents, recreation vehicle dealeis, banks and other
travel-related business.,
Professor Walter was a football star in high school and
college and served for a time as a
coach. He has been involved in
the field of education for many
years and at present is director
o f Te a c h e r E d u c a t i o n a t
Lawrence University in
Appleton. Wisc.
Be has been described as a
"dynamic" speaker and has been
c a l l e d " t e a c h e r. c o u n s e l l o r,
o r a t o r, a d m i n i s t r a t o r, c o a c h ,
humanist." but his main interest
is young people. He spends much
of his spare time filling speaking
The banquet is scheduled
Saturday night, Sept. 9. h

number of civilian and military
dignitaries are expected to attend.
A coupon by which those planning to attend the National Board
meeting can pre-register for
all the activites connected with
the annual affair, including the
banquet, appears elsewhere in
this issue of the paper. The preregistration fee is $19 which includes the banquet. Do not con(See GALA, Page 2)




JULY 1978

S a v e To t a l s
In '78 Pass
Rate for '77
MAXWELL AFB. Ala.--Civil
Air Patrol (CAP) volunteers in
nine states across the nation
have added 13 saves to CAP's
growing list of lives saved during
1976. The latest saves brings the
nationwide organization's total to
35, six more than was recordedduring the same period last year.
An emergency locator
transmitter (ELT), which is normally used to help lead searchers
to downed aircraft, was instrmnental May 11 in helping
save the life of a horseback rider
in California.
The injured rider had been
riding in the San Jacinto Mountains when her horse lost its
footing. She was carrying the
ELT in case of emergency.
A California Wing aircraft was
t r a c k i n g t h e E LT w h e n t h e
observer spotted an orange tent,
and two persons signaling with
r e d fl a g s a n d m i r r o r s . Tw o
hikers had found the injured girl
suffering from a compression
fracture of the spine and multiple
cuts and bruises.
The CAP aircrew called in a
civilian helicopter which picked
up the injured girl and delivered
her to a Palm Springs hospital.
.~ California CAP personnel also
recorded a save May i when they
located an overdue light aircraft
in the vicinity of Kearsarge Pass.
The aircraft was en route from
San Jose, Calif., to Death Valley
with two persons on board when
it crashed. A civilian helicopter
was called in to pick up the sur~,ivor. One person died in the
Two Elko, Nev., prospectors
are alive today, thanks to the
quick response of Nevada
members. Less than two hours
after being notified the two
prospectors were missing, CAP
volunteers located them wandering in the Jarbridge wilderness
area in an exhausted condition.
They were picked up by a CAP
ground team and delivered back

USAF Recalls
Historic Date
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been numerous and significant.
Please convey my appreciation,
along with that of Gen. Roberts,
to all CAP members for their
long and dedicated service."
HQ. CAP-USAF, the Air Force
liaison organization which helps
provide a staff at CAP National
Headquarters at Maxwell ~,FB,
Ala., and which supplies liaison
personnel in CAP's eight regions
and 52 wings, became a part of
Air University oR July 1, 1976.
Since that time, Air University, under the leadership of Gen.
Furlong, has given outstanding
support to Civil Air Patrol. Each
year, Air University provides
facilities and staff members to
help support and direct CAP's
National Staff College and the
Cadet Officers School, in addition
to providing facilities for CAP's
National Headquarters.

to their vehicle.
Members of the Idaho Wing
were participating in a parade in
Osburn when they received word
from the local sheriff that a man
was pinned under his crashed
vehicle in a remote wilderness
area. The CAP members used
four-wheel drive vehicles and a
winch to rescue the victim.
North Carolina members were
called on May 15 to save the lives
of two fellow CAP volunteers.
The North Carolina Wing was
participating in a search mision
when a search aircraft which
was providing guidance and communications relay to a ground
search team crashed, Ground
team members heard the crash
and were on the scene within 10
minutes. Members of the ground
team included Capt. Kenneth B.
Stubbs, 2rid Lt. Harold
Blankenship and Mike Owens.
Surface vehicles were used to
deliver the survivors to the
hospital. The pilot suffered
serious head. internal and leg injuries and the observer received
multiple contusions and a broken

The Colorado Wing was
credited with a save May 26 after
a 14-year-old youth swallowed a
poison substance and was unable
to identify it for hospital doctors.
The mercy mission was initiated when the Las Animas
sheriff contacted the CAP and
within an hour 1st Lt. Richard M.
Nail, a member of the Fisher's
Peak Squadron, was en route to
Denver. Flying his own aircraft,
Lt. Nail carried a blood sample
to the Rocky Mountain Poison
Control Center. According to
hospital officials, the youth is
alive because of CAP's involvement.
A save was added June 2 when
the Minnesota Wing assisted the
Cass County sheriff in a search
for an overdue fishing boat on
Leech Lake, Minn. One-hour
after joining the search, Louis
Calich spotted it crashed on the
north side of Pelican Island. A
police boat was used to rescue
the survivor and deliver him to
the local hospital. Three persons
were killed in the crash.
A female patient became the
34th person whose life was saved
by CAP this year. The Clear,
Alaska, CAP unit was credited
with the save June 3 when the
patient, reported to besuffering
a drug and alcohol overdose, was
transported from Clear to Fairbanks where a civilian ambulance delivered her to a
The Ohio Wing recorded the
latest save on June 4 when a
serum was airlifted from
Cincinatti, Ohio, to Madison,
Wisc., for a hospital patient. The
patient's serious condition
resulted from an accidental
infection of eastern equine
Norbert K . R o h r b a u g h o f
Squadron 901 delivered the
lifesaving serum after being
notified of the emergency by the
Air Force Rescue Coordination
Center (AFRCC).

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PORTRAIT -- Gen. David C. Jones, right, Air Force chief of staff, holds scratchboard portrait
of himself following recent ceremony at the Pentagon in which the general was made an
Honorary Member of CAP "in appreciation for his direct personal support of CAP" while serving as chief of staff. Making the presentation is Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday, CAP national
commander. At the same ceremony, the "USAF Chief of Staff Trophy" was unveiled. (See
Photo, Page 1.) Gen. Jones has succeeded Gen. George S. Brown as chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, the nation's highest ranking military position. The portrait is the work of James
O. Johnson, an artist at CAP national headquarters. (USAF Photo)

Possible Tragedy Averted

Trio A ids at Wreck Scene
PONTIAC, Mich.--Prompt and
efficient action by CAP personnel from the Michigan Wing's
Oakland County Group XII
recently prevented what might
have been a tragedy for several
motorists on Canada's Highway
401 near Kitchener, Ontario.
While driving to the annual inspection of Canadian Air Cadet
Sq. 818 in Toronto, Maj. Edward
Keelm, Group XII commander,
and Cadets Dennis D. Kaip and
Stephen M. Belkoff were following a large gravel truck which
collided with a passenger car
containing three persons.
The truck and car went out of
control and blocked all lanes of
t h e h i g h w a y. C a d e t K a i p ,
who was driving his own
automobile, managed to avoid
the careening vehicles by inches
and brought his car to a safe halt
on the other side of the
The CAP members, who were
in uniform, gave immediate
assistance. Maj, Keehn and
Cadet Belkoff were able to stop
oncoming traffic which could not
see the accident dueto dense
clouds of dust caused by high
winds and the accident itself.
Cadet Kaip gave first aid for cuts
and abrasions.
The CAP members managed to
reach the Ontario Provincial

Pass It A long!
Pass Your Paper
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Non-mem ber!

Police by radio, directed traffic
until the arrival of authorities
and continued on to Toronto to

the inspection to which they had
been invited by Royal Canadian
Air Cadet Sq. 818.

Gala Banquet to EndNational Board Meet
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fuse this pre-registration for
National Board meeting activities with a hotel reservation.
The pre-registration form should
be mailed to HQ. CAP-USAF/AC,
Maxwell AFB, Ala. 36112, no
later than Aug. 25, 1978.
Principal activities of the annual gathering will take place at
the hotel on Friday and Saturday,
Sept. 8 and 9, although some activities may begin Thursday. Oct.
7, and run over into Sunday, Sept.
A number of national committees will meet during the two
days and seminars on a variety of
subjects will also be held. These
seminars are open to all CAP
members. In addition to the
banquet and metings of the
National Board itself, activities
National Aerospace Education
Advisory Committee meeting;
Information Officers Seminar;
Administrative Seminar;
Logistics Seminar; Inspector
General Seminar; Personnel
Senior Training
Also, Finance
Chaplain Committee meeting;
meeting; and a Cadet Program

S e m i n a r. I n a d d i t o n , t h e
Bookstore will have on display
samples of items it sells and
there will be a display from the
CAP Supply Depot in Amarillo,
Phoenix, the capital of Arizona
and its largest city, is located in
the "Valley of the Sun" where
visitors can find a variety of
sights and activities with the
flavor of the Old Southwest and
Arizona's Spanish and Indian
The Hyatt Regency Hotel,
center of activities for the annual
gathering of Civil Air Patrol
members, is a modern structure
with a variety of restaurants and
entertainment. It is located in
downtown Phoenix,
The hotel is offering special
room rates for CAP members
attending the National Board
meeting. The rate for single occupancy is $22 per day and for
double occupancy the rate is $28
per day. Special rates are also
available on one and twobedroom suites.
Reservations must be received
at least two weeks before the
opening of the National Board
meeting. It is suggested that one
night's rate be paid in advance to
insure reservations for late

JULY 1978



Now Under A TC
Headquarters CAP-USAF. along
with its parent organization, Air
University, became a part of Air
Training Command (ATC) in a
colorful ceremony here May 15.
On that date, Gen. John W.
R o b e r t s . AT C c o m m a n d e r.
assumed command responsibility for Air University which then
ceased to be a separate Air Force
HQ. CAP-USAF. a unit of Air
U n i v e r s i t y, i s t h e A i r F o r c e
liaison organization which
supplies a staff at CAP National
Headquarters here and liaison
personnel in CAP's eight regions
and 52 wings.
ATC is now the Air Force's
largest command with headquarters at Randolph AFB near
San Antonio, Tex. It is primarily
responsible for recruiting new
Air Force personnel and

providing them with military,
technical and flying training.
With the takeover of Air University, it is now responsible for all
professional military education
in the Air Force.
No change is anticipated in the
mission or operation of Air
University which will remain
here at Maxwell AFB, Ala.. and
it is expected that HQ. CAPUSAF will retain its present
status as a sub-unit of Air
Lt. Gen. Raymond B. Furlong
will remain as Air University
commander. Brig. Gen. Paul E.
Gardner retains command of
HQ. CAP-USAF and. of course.
will continue in his role of executive director of Civil Air
There will be no change in the
status of Civil Air Patrol as the
official auxiliary of the U.S. Air

WELCOME FOR COMMANDER -- Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday, left, CAP national commander, and Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul E. Gardner, center, commander of HQ. CAP-USAF and
CAP executive director, chat with Air Force Gen. John W. Roberts, commander of Air Training
Command, following change of command ceremonies recently at Maxwell AFB.

( l A P M e m b e r : ' H a l f A Wo r l d Aw a y '
WOOMERA, Australia -- Living here, half a world away from
the United States, doesn't mean
that a Civil Air Patrol member's
activities have come to an end.
Capt. Betty L. Cash, formerly
Wyoming Wing Information Officer, is proof that it does not.
She recently delivered a 30minute speech to the Lions Club
of Woomera. The talk, she says,
included a short explanation of
the nature of Civil Air Patrol, its
work and training requirements,
plus a film on CPR followed by a
practical demonstration.
During a question and answer
session at the end of the talk,
many questions about CPR and
CAP were fielded.
Woomera, is a small village of
about 2,500, located in the Outback in southern Australia. Half
the population, Capt. Cash says,
are U.S. citizens in temporary
residence. She has been here for
about 2-Vz years with her Air
Force husband and expects to
return to the States in October to
resume her active CAP duties.
Capt. Cash holds a multitude of
emergency service
qualifications, including mission
information officer, radiological
monitor, emergency medical
technician, Red Cross first aid instructor, Civil Defense medical


self-help instructor, and administrative officer.
"Since being in Australia," she
says, "I have had many opportunities to use my training for the
benefit of my temporary
hometown. This chance to present CAP to both Australians and
Americans was one I just could
not pass up. I hope those
Americans I have been Selling
CAP to will join when they get
Capt. Cash is enthusiastic in
her opinion of the benefits of CAPmem bership. "All CAP members
know the benefits of membership
for our cadets -- education,
scholarships, travel, exa i

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perience," she says, "but how
many of us realize what the adultmember reaps?"
She joined the Wyoming Wing
staff in 1973. Because the position
of Wing IO was vacant, she got
the job, having had some experience in publicity work. With
only the IO manual to guide her,
she soon realized that she needed
more training and took the ECI
Information Officer course,
"Missions came up," she says,
"and I saw all the jobs required
for a search and civil defense exercise. But if I wanted to do that
work, I had to have the required
qualifications." So she took the
CD courses on radiological



A C A D E M Y A P P O I N TMENT -- Cadet Russell
Eric Brown, left, of the
Charleston Cadet Sq. (West
Virginia Wing) has
accepted an appointment
to the U.S. Air Force
Academy from Rep. John
Slack. Prior to the appointmerit, he had won a fouryear ROTC scholarship to
O h i o S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y. A
CAP member since 1973,
he holds a private pilot

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monitoring, decontamination,
and shelter management. There
were courses for mission coordinator and hours of flying for
observer rating. And she was
also guided, she says, "through
masses of paperwork for administrative officer."
To go out with the ground
team, she found she needed more
training. Since she did not trust
her driving ability, she took the
medical training for first aid
which included a number of subjects. Then she landed a place at
a local hospital for emergency
medical technician training -and passed.
The final exam for the EMT
rating was taken, she says, on
Friday afternoon, the day before
she was to leave for Australia
But she says she was wrong to
think that her service to CAP and
to her community would have to
takea 21/2 year vacation. "At this
very unique Air Force outpost,"
she says, "my abilities as an znformation officer and first aid instructor have been called on by
the Air Force." The civilian
education center needed a first
aid instructor. So, CAP-inspired
training to the rescue, she took
the job. After seeing the news
releases she wrote for the Air
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newspaper asked her to contribute articles on a regular
"But al] the writing is not just
for local consumption, or on CAP
or Air Force subjects," she says.
Thanks to many hours of writing
releases on missions and CAP activites, writing the wing
newsletter, writing-the-wee~ .......
wing radio show and writing
reports and regs, her writing
ability improved so that she now
sells short stories and items to
U.S. magazines.
"Being overseas does not mean
I can not contribute directly to
CAP," Capt. Cash says. "I can
not wear my uniform, but I have
been selling CAP to all the
Americans who will stand still
and listen." Several, she adds,
have made a firm commitment
to join when they return to the
"Thank you, Civil Air Patrol,"
she says. "I now have a paying
profession emergency medical
technician, a paying hobby
writing, self-confidence, and the
satisfaction of being able to serve
my community- all because of
"As Gen. Casaday so recently
pointed our, CAP membership is
an utmost privilege, to be worn
asa badge of honor."







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JULY 197~

National Commander's Comments

K e e p i n g Vo l u n t e e r i n g A f f o r d a b l e
Brigadier General, CAP
National Commander

As your commander, there
are many: things that concern
me. Some are of greater significance than others. Without
putting them in any order of
priority, such things as the CAP
Supply Bill, FECA benefits, the
corporate budget and a declin,
ing membership
all demand constant and continuing attention
and effort.
there is one major concern that
has dominated
my thinking in the last few
months--and it does tie in with
all the above issues. There is
the serious subject of "Keeping
Volunteering Affordable."
At the most recent National
Executive Committee meeting
held June 3 at Maxwell, I spoke
on this issue at some length. It
is an issue that is vital and om..... nipresent because it does have
an impact on our recruiting and
retention efforts, it does affect
what we can do with our
programs in the field and it certainly does influence our thinking with regard to the total
volunteer efforts of our
organization and the commitments we can expect at all
All of you know too well the
arch enemy that runs rampant
in our country today- Inflation. It is so devastatingly insidious by its nature that it
takes on the lethal
characteristics of a lingering
terminal illness. It eats, it
erodes until there is nothing left
to feed on and the afflicted dies.
Believe me when I say that
we are not going to let this
patient die. But it is going to
take more than deep resolve to
save this country and this

Texas Cadets Get
Solo Scholarships
NEDERLAND, Tex. -- The Mid-County
Optimist Comp. Sq. here has awarded solo
flight scholarships to four of its cadets.
Cadets Gary Holden, Mark Reddin,
Gene Burkett and Michael Castillo received the scholarships, through the Mike
Townsend Flight Scholarship Fund, which
is under the direction of the officers of the
squadron. Cadets in Texas Group 10 are
eligible to apply and disbursements from
the fund are limited to four solo flight
scholarships per year.

organization from the ills of in- m e m b e r s h i p a n d t h e b e l t
family budget these days. The
flationary erosion.
tightening has already started. approval of Proposition 13 in
You may well ask, "How do Come Jan. 1, 1979, we will
California and other impending
we accomplish this?" Well, I
launch a nationwide, full-blown
actions around the country
cannot speak for this country,
recruiting campaign while re- clearly indicate that there is a
for the national problem is a
emphasizing the need for
most complex one and seems to renewed effort in the area of s o - c a l l e d t a x r e v o l t t a k i n g
place. If we are to be sensitive
defy even the most brilliant
to this mood we must make
economists. But I can and will
The matter of dues is another every effort in this volunteer
attempt an answer for Civil Air
story. We have not had a dues organization to try and hold the
increase since 1971. Based on
line and keep our volunteer
First, in recognizing that the
this fact and in view of ever- program affordable. We must
cost of all goods and services in rising costs, the simple, easy
constantly think in terms of
this country continues to essolution might appear to be a
cost effectiveness, measuring
calate at a startling rate, we
d u e s i n c r e a s e . H o p e f u l l y,
every action, every corporate
who are involved and in
however, a successful and con- effort or requirement to see if it
positions of responsibility in
tinuing recruitment campaign meets the test of essentiality
volunteer organizations must
a n d s t r i n g e n t b u d g e t a r y and true need.
work that much harder to hold
restraints in all functional
As the money crunch hits the
the line. How? Well, there are
areas should enable us to hold
nation, the ripple effect can be
several ways we can hope to off on such action for a time.
felt at DOD and USAF levels
achieve our goals with essenEventually, such a course of which, in turn, causes-rather
tially the same yearly income.
action may become inevitable. sizeable swells to hit Civil Air
We can and are effecting
We may be forced to address Patrol. Base closures, razing of
more stringent budgetary con- this crucial issue if for no other
non-cost-effective buildings,
trols in all functioning areas.
reason than the fact that Civil
airlift limitations, etc., etc., all
We are attempting to do this
Air Patrol by the nature of its impact adversely on such CAP
without cutting into the muscle p r o g r a m s a n d w i d e s p r e a d
programs as encampments,
of mission effectiveness.
membership is trapped by the special activities, cadet and
At this same time we are in, national inflationary spiral,
training, aerospace
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. s e
come by adopting better finan- creased twice since our last
are cold, hard facts of life and .....
cial management policies that
dues increase, paper products we must come to grips with
will increase interest and
c o s t s h a v e s k y r o c k e t e d , their reality and permanency.
dividend yields from our cormaintenance and repair costs
We must find better, cheaper
porate assets. We are taking a have risen sharply, petroleum
and more innovative ways of
hard look at carrying more of products costs have soared.
doing our job while not jeoparthe risk in the areas of vehicle
In short, nothing, including dizing mission effectiveness.
collision and aircraft hull inlabor costs, has remained consIt won't be easy to "Keep
t a n t a n d t h e c o s t o f d o i n g Volunteering Affordable." It is
And we will give much
business has taken a quantum a big challenge but I am resolvthought to expanding the decenjump. But be assured that we at ed and confident that we can
tralized training concept. This
national level are going to take
meet it head-on and not only
i s n o t o n l y m o t i v a t e d b y every possible alternative achold our own but grow and be
budgetary considerations but tion before we ask the National
by the decreasing airlift sup- Board to consider an increase strengthened in the process.
With your support and unport that can be expected to in senior and cadet dues.
derstanding. I know Civil Air
continue to diminish.
We are acutely aware of the Patrol will continue to do the
Basically, there are two ways
demands being made on the job.
to avoid deficit spending, and
the formula is quite simplistic
and applies to households,
government, big and small
businesses and national nonprofit corporations. Simply
stated, we must either cut down
on our outlay or increase our income -- or we can have a combination of the two.
Notional Commander .................
Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casadav, CAP
With 88 percent of our annual
Executive Director ........................ Brig. Gen. Paul E. Gardner, USAF
Director of Information ..................... Lt. Col. Herbert A. Babb, USAF
income generated by
E d i t o r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M S g r. H u g h B o r g , U S A F
membership dues and concivil Air Patra4 News is on o~ p~4~ilcot~n of Civil Air Patrol, a private benevolent cartributions -- both individual and
)oration which is otso on auxiliary of the United States Air Force. It is published monthly at
4eodquarters, Civil Air PatroI-U.S. Air Force/OI, Building 714, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 36 ! 12.
organizational -- it is readily
Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Air Force or any of
apparent that if we are to inits departments, nor of the Civil Air Patrol Corporation.
Editorial copy should be sent to: HQ. CAP-USAF/OIIN, Editor, Civil Air Patrol News, Maxwell
crease our income we must inAFB, Ala. 36112.
Civil Air Patrol News does not publish any commercial advertising. However, it does publish
crease our membership and/or
afficial~otices from its own Education Materials Center (Bookstore) and CAP Supply Depot.
Published by mail subscriptio0 at $2 per year. Civil Air Patrol membership includes subscripour dues. At the same time we
tion dues.
Second class postage paid at Montgomery, A|a. 36104.
must also look hard for ways of
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tightening the corporate belt.
JULY 1978
We are going to increase our

JULY 1978



Model Planes
Teach Cadets
Flight Basics
Story and Photos By
2rid Lt. Konstantine Rychalsky
STRATFORD, Conn. -- Capt. John O'Hara, New Jersey Wing Headquarters and of the Kearney Space and Science Center, recently
presented a seminar in science, aviation and space to members of the
Stratford Eagles Comp. Sq. and several guest cadets from other local
Connecticut units.
Following the opening lecture in basic science, cadets began constructing cardboard cut-out airplanes with adjustable rudders and
flaps. To better comprehend aircraft motion due to rudder position,
each model was tested inside a scale, fan-powered wind tunnel, also
constructed by the cadets. Further testing was done outdoors in the
n with adjustable balsa airplanes.
ollo-wing construction of balloon-powered aircraft and films dealing
with aviation and the space shuttle, the class went poolside at a local
junior high s.chool. With a modified flight suit, the cadets were able to
experience weightlessness exactly as the astronauts did during underwater training for Skylab. This is the closest one can come to
simulating the weightlessness of space.
By inflating the suit to perfect buoyancy, the wearer lost all sense of
direction while floating with eyes closed. It is also possible to sink to a
certain level and remain motionless without further sinking or floating
back to the surface.
The latter part of the day was devoted to model rocket construction.
Events of the second day began with a fashion show of space suits,
worn by cadets, catered with dehydrated ice cream, used on Apollo
flights. The cadets were then carefully instructed in the safety of
preparing and launching their model rockets.
Despite the chilly temperature, nothing could keep the cadets from
testing their engineering skills in model rocketry construction. All
rockets flew except one. Capt.O'Hara's rocket exploded six feet off the
launching pad. "My students put it together!" he exclaimed as it landed in flames.
Constructing flight instruments, testing air flow and air foils using a
smoke chamber, igniting actual rocket fuel -- the experiments along
with the other activites were highlights of the presentation.


WEIGHTLESSNESS -- Cadet Kevin Vivzary experiences the feeling of weightlessness similar
to that felt by astronauts in space as Capt. O'Hara tests his sense of direction by turning his.body
slowly in the water without his being aware of it.









,|~' i

SILHOUETTE -- Silhouetted against the sky as he retrieves his rocket from a tree, this cadet
learns failure the hard way.

Eye Specialist Warns

DOWN TO BASICS -- Capt. O'Hara explains gyroscopes
and how aircraft are affected, using a bicycle wheel as a
demonstration model.

Alaska Members Attend
Workshop on Survival
Cordova (AK) Sr. Sq.
CORDOVA, Alaska -- Eighteen CAP members and interested pilots attended a
workshop here recently on "Survival." The workshop was held at
the Christian Center gymnasium
and was presented by Dick Groff,
local U.S. Forest Service ranger.
During the workshop, the
group formed six groups to study
and present the different areas to
consider in survival. One group
presented the types of shelters
that could be made and utilized.
Another presented the types of
food and sources of water
available for survival. Another

presented ground-to-air communications and signals,
precautions in trying to walk out.
Survival clothing, hypothermia
and special survival techniques
were discussed. The participants
were also given a test over
questions on how to survive in
.different situations. This was the
opener and provided a few laughs
and a lot of discussion.
The main point stressed was
that if you should ever find
yourself in a situation of survival, don't panic. It is a fact that
those who keep a cool head and
make use of the things about
them have a better chance of survival than those who panic.

Fiberglas Rt Hardener
Can Cost Vision of User
This startling information
appeared in a recent commercial
airline safety publication.
At a safety conference held in
Va n c o u v e r, B . C . , a n e y e
specialist described a hazard
that could affect each of you and
your families. That hazard is the
catalyst or hardener that is added to fiberglass resin before the
resin is applied. The. eye
specialist stated that a drop of
this catalyst in the eye will
progressively destroy the tissue
of the eye and result in blindness,
unless immediate action is taken
(within four seconds) to wash the
catalyst from the eye. Furthermore, once the chemical has
started to destroy the eye, there
is no known way of stopping the
destruction or repairing the
The specific toxic agent involved is MEKP (methyl ethyl
ketone peroxide). In tests using
laboratory animals, MEKP in

solutions of varying concentrations was found to cause eye
problezns ranging from irritation
to severe damage. The maximum concentration producing
no appreciable irritation was a
solution containing only 0.6 percent MEKP. Material published
on the subject indicates that
washing an affected eye within
four seconds after contamination
prevented injuries in all cases,
but no known chemical
neutralizer has been reported.
Suggested protection for catalyst
users is protective glasses arttl
the immediate availability of
bland fluid (such as water) for
thorough washing of ocular
Reports on one experience
described disastrous results.
The victim had both eyes contaminated while fiberglassing a
chair at home. Though he did
make an effort to wash his eyes
out, several minutes apparently

elapsed before he found water.
One eye was lost immediately;
the other was lost gradually over
a period of about eight years. Its,
deterioration was described as
resembling that of World War I
mustard gas burns.
The hazard associated with
fiberglass resin was previously
unknown to those attending the
conference, although many had
used fiberglass resin at home or
at work. The hazard may be unknown to you, also, and to your
wives and children who may use
a similar kind of resin and
catalyst while working with
fiberglass or hardeners in liquid
casting plastic.
Before using any of these
catalysts, check their chemical
composition and take appropriate measures. The cost of
a pair of safety goggles is a very
small price to pay for the protection of eyesight.
--USAF Safety Officers Study



JULY 1978

Dignitaries High in Praise of CAP
"I am impressed with the
magnitude and variety of Civil
Air Patrol achievements. It's a
fine report."
Gen. David C. Jones
Chief of Staff, USAF
"Unquestionably, the CAP has
compiled an enviable record of
accomplishments during... 1977
.. The Aerospace Defense Command has been proud to support
the CAP missions over the past
years and will continue to
provide every possible support...
in the future."

Each year, Civil Air Patrol publishes a Report to Congress which describes the
highlights of the previous year's activities. This is required by Public Law 476, 79th
Congress, which incorporated Civil Air Patrol in its present form. This year, National
Headquarters also sent copies to many high-ranking civilian and military dignitaries. A
large number of them wrote to Gen. Casaday, the national commander, or the Gen.
Gardner, the executive director of CAP, thanking them for the Report and praising
CAP. On this page are a few quotes from the scores of letters received.

Gov. Julian M. Carroll
State of Kentucky

"I have long held a close appreciation for the activities of
CAP in meeting their mission for
emergency services and for
training future Air Force personnel and aviators .... I wish
you continued success in the important mission that the CAP is
doing for the Air Force and for
civil aviation.


"All of the 63,373 volunteer
members of the Civil Air Patrol
have a right to be proud of the
1977 record breaking accomplishments. The
humanitarian work in saving
lives and human suffering along
with the youth development and
aerospace education programs
are an invaluable contribution to
our country and our society. It is
most gratifying to know that
thousands of volunteers contribute so much effort to help
their fellowman."

Gen. Bryce Poe, II
Air Force Logistics Command
"The Air Force can be proud of
the dedication and effectiveness
of (Civil Air Patrol), most especially their humanitarian efforts during search and rescue
missions. That this demanding
responsibility has been carried
out at reduced cost without compromise in capability is commendable."

Harold W. Chase
Deputy Asst. Secretary
of Defense ( Reserve Affairs)

"As always, it is a source of
support-fl~ Civil AWPat~
their many endeavors and partieularly in their contribution to
the Nation's search and rescue

Lt. Gen. W.L. Creech
Asst. Vice Chief of Staff
"We have always recognized
the outstanding service CAP
provides and wish to take this opportunity to commend all personnel in your organization. TAC
is pleased to host a CAP summer
encampment . . . and will continue to provide all available support within our resources .... "

Gerald V. Hasler
President, Air Force Association

"We have a sincere appreciation for the work of CAP and its
volunteer operations. It is a
pleasure for us to know that a
number of Salvation Army officers are serving in the CAP. We
salute the 63.373 members."

Lt. Gen. James A. Knight Jr.
Vice Commander
Tactical Air Command

Maj. Gen. Thomas M. Sadler
21st Air Force (MAC)

"The services provided by your
outstanding organization are
recognized throughout the Air
Force, and f, for one, am proud
to be associated with you and the
Total Force. The missions accomplished and subsequent
goodwill generated by the CAP
are not measurable in dollars and
cents but rather in intangibles
that benefit all of the Air Force."
Maj. Gen. B.F. Starr Jr.
76th Military Airlift Wing (MAC)
"I share your pride in the accomplishments of the Civil Air


"Thank you for the copy of the
Civil Air Patrol Annual Report to
Congress. It is an excellent
review of the important work being done by the Civil Air Patrol..
. I am pleased to inform you
that I have included in our annual
budget money to support activities of the Kentucky Wing..."

Gen. James E. Hill
Aerospace Defense Command

"The report further reinforces
my great admiration for the vital
services provided by the Civil Air
Patrol . . . to military and civil
aviation, and a wide range of
related humanitarian efforts.
Particularly impressive is the
cost effectiveness and
professional efficiency of CAP

"I strongly support the work of
CAP and will continue to do so in
the future. Their accomplishments are commendable."
Sen. Gary Hart

Paul S. Kaiser
National Commander
The Salvation Army

Patrol and am particularly impressed by the magnitude of the
CAP's involvement in
humanitarian missions. These
accomplishments are but a part
of the fine leadership and
awareness programs which the
CAP has to help build national
pride and moral character in the
young men and women of our

"We at Vandenberg are well
aware of the importance of the
CAP and hope that our summer
efforts contribute to the overall
effectiveness o f y o u r fine

the involvement and accomplishments of CAP personnel. You can be assured of
support from the men and
women of the 366th Tactical

Maj. Gen. David L. Gray
1st Strategic Aerospace
Division (MAC)

Fighter Wing."
Col. John L. Pickitt
366th TFW (TAC)
Mountain Home AFB, Idaho

Maj. Gen. Winfield W. Scott Jr.
Acting DCS Plans and Operations

"This report brings the wide
scope of activities into focus and
reminds us all of how important
and varied the Civil Air Patrol
mission is. We at Pope continue
to support our local units at all

"I wish to take this opportunity
to commend the CAP on its accomplishrnents and assure you of
my continued support."
Rep. Bob Sikes, M.C.
First District, Florida


Col. Benjamin Kraljev Jr.
Pope AFB, N.C.

"... the 1978 Civil Air Patrol
report.., reflects favorably on

"You do not have to convince
me of the important job that the
Civil Air Patrol performs. I
believe it is a good program and
you can be assured of my continued support."
Lt. Gen. Charles E. Buckingham
Air Force Comptroller

"I am well aware of the invaluable services provided by the
Civil Air Patrol and you can rest
assured that you have my total
Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Ricbareds
Commandant of Cadets
Air Force Academy

"I have always been an avid
supporter of Civil Air Patrol,
because of the magnificent service which it renders to the
American people. I can see from
the 1978 Report that the CAP continues to give the American taxpayers an incredible return on
the tax dollars that are invested
in it."

"I was amazed by the outstanding accomplishments of CAP
members .... Your record is truly enviable .... If Recruiting Service can assist you in any way,
please call on us."

Sen. James B. Allen

Brig. Gen. William P. Acker
USAFRecruiting Service


letin Cont'd

20 TIPS FOR SLIDE PRESENTATIONS were prepared by the Adams Group and published in
Groupthink, a newsletter with ideas about communicating (905 Silver Spring Ave., Silver Spring, Md.
20910). Here they are: ,~


MAKING sLIDEsf(({~ ~
1. Think of a slide as a billboard. Keep the
number of words down to 15 or less - - preferably
seven or eight.
2. Shoot all the material horizontally, Howevdr,
your audience won't be distracted by the occasional
vertical slide that bleeds off the bottom of the screen.
3, Use several simple slides rather than one com,
plex one. Face it; if your company's orgainzational
chart looks like the Department of Defense, it won't
fit on one slide.
4 . B e s t f o r l e g i b i l i t y, w h i t e l e t t e r s o n d a r k
backgrounds, especailly blue, black, and red. White
letters on dark blue backgrounds seem to be the best
for ease of reading and recall.
5. Plain block letters are best, and they're easiest to read from a distance. Enlarged typewriter
type usually doesn't hold up well.
6. Use color on charts and graphs for emphasis,
not just for ornament. Color shows relationships
and systems well, when its use is thought out in
7. Stack the words in the center of the slide
rather than stringing them out in long lines.
8. Elaborate borders on word slides just make
the words that much smaller.
9. Design your slides for the back row. Nobody
ever complains about the words on a shde being too
10. Use glass or plastic mounts if slides are to be
used frequently. The corners don't fray or jam as
with cardboard mOunts/

dministrative Authorizations/' 19 June 1978, supersedes CAPR 10-3, 20 October 1976. DAP
ttions and Blank Forms," item 4, must be typed or printed with your unit's complete mailing
dsition is sent to the address you provide. Therefore, if it is not the correct address, it is very
,e the requisitions. Help yourself and help us... use the correct address.
3F CAP PUBLICATIONS AND BLANK FORMS. CAPR 5-4 authorizes local reproduction of
tank forms, providing no changes or alterations are made without permission from the National
printing of common information which is required by the form, such as unit address is authorre prior approval form this headquarters. Simply stated, local reproduction is authorized and

Lt Col, USAF


How about a REAL SURPRISE? Especially durakeoff roll or lift off?. Ever tried to fly with your
The following article was borrowed from "Flight
y", HQ ATC, Randolph AFB, TX. Read and heed
,cking chairs may be hazardous to your health,



t's really difficult to fly an aircraft when you
reach the controls. During the last year, a couple
ht aircraft pilots learned just how difficult it can
when their seats roiled aft along the seat rails
g takeoff. One of the pilots ended up paying a
0 repair bill. Another accident occurred when a
seat passenger's seat slid back during a landing,
tartled passenger grabbed for the closest handlemtrol yoke. Tail-first touchdowns in tricycle gear
nces are expensive.

of accident. After adjusting the seat, shake it fore and
aft a couple times to make sure it is locked. The locking mechanism itself should be checked for wear periodically,

The seat aft travel stops in many aircraft are relatively small pieces of metal attached to the seat rail
by a small screw This item is easily damaged and also
bears periodic checking. The aft stop on the pilot's
rail should be placed such that, if the seat unlocks, it
will not travel so far back that the pilot can't reach
the controls. If the aircraft in question is flown by
pilots of various sizes it may not be possible to make
this adjustment fit everyone.' Additionally, not all"
aft stops are adjustable.
A little attention to the seat adjust mechanism can
save you a short trip in the wrong direction and poss-

1. Hold the number of slides down to 80 or
below, if at all possible. Then you only have to
worry about one rack. Racks that hold 140 are
notorious for making slides stick in mysterious
2. Learn how to unjam the projector yourself. Always go into a presentation armed with
whatever unjamming tools you're used to.
3. If it's at all feasible, operate the projector
yourself with remote control. In a prerecorded
presentation, nothing looks sillier than a show that's
one shde out of sync. If you're using slides to illustrate a speech, you're free to stop where you please.
4. Mark the foward button on the remote
switch with white tape. You won't embarrass yourself by going backwards.
5. Reherase. In the room where the presentation is to be given. On the same day. If you
don't check everything twice yourself, something's
sure to go wrong.
6. Don't turn out all the lights, or you may
put some of your audience to sleep - -- literally.
Leave on at least some dim light it helps if the audili!!i ence wants to take notes, too.
7. Read the slides word for word, then explain.


Paraphrasingperson trying toWhat'Sread along.°n the screen can confuse a
8. Dissolve units and electronically cued audio
loops are tricky to set up outside your own office. !iiii::
They both have an annoying trick of not starting iiiiii
~i!!ii on the right sligle. Check, Check, check that they're iiiiii
set up perfectly,
9. Always bring an extra projector blub, even if !ii~i~
"ii!iil you've just changed bulbs. When you're least pre- i~::!!
iii::ii! pared is when it burns out. Wouldn't hurt to take !iii!
~.."iiiiii along an extra extension cord, too.
10. End with a black slide, or you're likely to iiliil
~!::iiii! shock the audience into
ention with a blinding iiiiii
i i i i i i i i ih "ht
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JULY 1978

Principles of 'C-Cubed' Explained
This month's article was
written by Lt. Col. E.L. Lewis,
the Virginia Wing emergency
services officer. Col. Lewis is
also a commander in the U.S.
N a v y, a s s i g n e d t o t h e
Washington, D.C., area. He has
been involved with Civil Air
Patrol since 1953 and is active in
establishing SAR procedures and
training programs. Here is his
Virginia Wing
The team that has a handle on
C3 is a sure winner! C37 Ever
hear of "C-Cubed" before?
That's a jazzy way of referring to
a 1-2-3 combination which paves
the way to success in any active
undertaking involving people.
The principles have been around
a long time and, in fact, have
probably always determined the
success or failure of any
cooperative activity. So what is
C O M M U N I C AT I O N S , a n d

The Department of Defense
has invented a handy
"shorthand" way of talking
about these three together -- Ck
We can be pretty sure there is
something called "coordination"
to be done in CAP because the
"bossman" at a CAP emergency
services mission is called the
m i s s i o n c o o r d i n a t o r. A n d
everyone knows there are a
whole bunch of folks in CAP
messing around with something
someone is always griping about
not having enough -- or having
So how does this apply to CAP?
Hang in there and we'll see.
First, we need to review the
steps a mission coordinator takes
to run a mission.
--STEP ONE: Define the mission OBJECTIVES. In other
words, "What job are we to do?"
--STEP TWO: Determine the
ASSETS available. "What and
Who are available?"

--STEP THREE: Determine
the CONSTRAINTS due to environment, training, funding,
legal restrictions, lack of enough
information, safety, etc. We
might ask ourselves, "What CAN
or MAY we DO -- and NOT DOT"
--STEP FOUR: Develop a
PLAN to achieve the objectives.
"Who should do WHAT, WHEN,
WHERE and HOW . . . and in
WHAT ORDER should each action occur?
--STEP FIVE: Validate the
plan. We ask ourselves, "WHO
does the plan affect (both inside
and out of CAP)? WHAT HELP
or support do we need? Who else
should know what is going to be
done? Is the plan realistic?

WHAT IF... something doesn't
go as planned?"
--STEP SIX: FIX the Plan.
the results. What went RIGHT?
What went WRONG?"
plan for the next effort.
Now all that seems pretty simple, doesn't it? It is. That
business has a fancy title we
call it the MANAGEMENT
CYCLE. Now, let's backtrack to
see where C3 fits into the picture.
First question: What's
p r o b l e m ? A n a i r p l a n e has
CRASHED! . . . Right?
Maybe... Are we sure? Couldbe
the pilot merely forgot to close
his flight plan. So what's our objective? . . . FIND OUT! HOW?
Gather more information about
the problem and begin to analyze
the data. Perform ramp checks,
call law enforcement agencies,
as well as friends and neighbors
of the pilot and passengers. Request radio and TV spot news
releases to encourage anyone

Schools Attract
200 Seniors
COTTONADLE, Ala. -- Nearly
200 seniors attended the five
squadron leadership schools held
by the Southeast Region since
early March, according to Lt.
Col. Richard J. Curran, region
chief of staff.
He said that early reports
reaching him indicate that the
classes are exactly what the
senior members have been asking for over the past several
years. "Much credit for the organization and presentation of the
leadership and counselling
phases of the school go to Dr.
Richard J. Ovington from the
directorate of Training at CAP
National Headquarters," he said.
"Using his experience, both in
and out of CAP, he has developed
a course that can be taught by the
grassroots CAP member."
The region will continue its
leadership schools next year,

While flying the fire patrol,
CAP assisted on nine fires and
detected seven fires. In addition,
squadron personnel fms~sted
clean-up operations at the scene
of a 10-acre fire in the northern
part of the county near the Pennsylvania state line.
Maryland Forest Service and
county fire service personnel
credited the squadron with saving one barn and countless acres
of valuable woodland and
grassland this year through early
detection of fires and aerial
direction of ground fire forces.
On one occasion, the aircraft
directed a forest service fire
truck to make access to a fire
through the center of a horse
The agreement between the
Carroll Comp. Sq. and the
Maryland Forest Service's Northern Region has been in effect
since 1973.
Based on the Carroll Sq. agreement, a Memorandum of
Understanding was signed by
Maryland Wing Headquarters
and the Maryland Forest Service, Maryland Department of
Natural Resources, in mid-May.
This Memorandum will be used,
along with the Carroll Sq. agreement, as the basis for a wing
regulation concerning CAP
assistance and participation in
aerial fire detection and forestry
conservation support throughout
the state.

Win Praise
In Exercise
ST. JOSEPH. Mo. Members
other CAP members from the
Missouri Wing and from Group I
won high prmse recently from
USAF Lt.Col. David A. Robey,
director of Operations for the
North Central USAF-CAP
Region, for their effectiveness in
a recent joint Civil Air PatrolCivil Defense Exercise under
adverse weather conditions.
PRESENTATION -- Cadet Kenneth Wright, right, receives a
$1,000 flight scholarship from Maj. Gen. Chester McCarty,
USAF {Ret.), in ceremony at Portland AB, Ore.

Two CAP Cadets Win
Daedalian Scholarships
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Two
Civil Air Patrol cadets will be
able to pursue their flight training after receiving $1,000 flight
scholarships recently from the
National Order of Daedalians.
They are: Cadet Mark Killian,
son of Mr. and Mrs. John Killian
of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and
Cadet Kenneth Wright, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Wright of
Eugene, Ore.
Cadet Killian was awarded his
scholarship on behalf of the
Daedalians by Col. Robert L.
Albertson in a ceremony at

Senior Gets Loening A ward
FA I R H O P E , A l a . - - C a p t .
Catherine R. Musselman of the
Baldwin County Comp. Sq.
(Alabama Wing) has received
the Grover Loening Aerospace
Award in recognition of 10 years
of active service in Civil Air
A resident of Foley, Ala., Capt.
Musselman began her CAP

The process is similar as we go
on to the other steps in the
process. Every step of the way,
demands: 1. A flow of accurate,
reliable and timely information
-- that's COMMUNICATION: 2.
Well planned, mutually supporting actions by more than one individual, team and/or agency -t h a t ' s C O O R D I N AT I O N ; 3 .
Someone "in charge" to call the
signals that's CONTROL.
Repeat: The TEAM that has a
handle on C~ is a SURE
WINNER! You can bet on it!


Forest Fire Help
Over For Season
Maryland Wing
Carroll Comp. Sq. here has ended
another successful season
assisting the Maryland Forest
Service in protecting the natural
cover areas of the state.
Due to an extremely rainy spring in Maryland. this year's field
fire season lasted only a few
weeks. The Carroll Sq. was first
called upon to assist on April I as
a fire burned nearly 100 acres in
the southern part of the county.
Over the next two weeks, the
squadron, with the help of an aircraft and pilot from the
Frederick Comp. Sq., flew four
separate days, logging nearly 15
hours flying time. Coverage on
several occasions extended into
Baltimore County.

who has any useful information
to pass it on to CAP. This is how
we answer that question in STEP
By COORDINATING the efforts to collect information,
COMMUNICATING that information to the mission coordinator and CONTROLLING the
development of an
INTELLIGENCE picture, the
mission coordinator and his staff
are able to define, "What's to be

career in Illinois. After helping
her son with his cadet activities,
she became a senior member
herself, doing administrative
work for the squadron.
She has travelled and studied
extensively to attain her rank,
assisting cadet and senior activities. He job assignments have
included testing, information,
finance and personnel.

Oklahoma City. Cadet Killian, a
high school senior at the time, is
a member of the Oklahoma City
Cadet Sq. No. 2. He will use the
award in earning his private
pilot rating.
Cadet Wright was awarded his
scholarship by Maj. Gen. Chester
M c C a r t y, U S A F ( R e t . ) ,
representing the Daedalians. The
ceremony took place at Portland
AB, Ore. A senior at South
Eugene High School at the time
of the presentation, he is a
member of the Mahlon-Sweet
Comp. Sq. Since he has already
earned a pi'ivate pilot rating, he
will use the scholarship in earning instrument and multi-engine
The scholarships are designed
by the Daedalians to further the
individual's career in the field of
aviation or aerospace. A committee at National Headquarters
made the selection, based upon
criteria supplied by the
The Daedalians is a national
fraternity of military pilots
dating from 1934.

Rain prevented aircraft from
participating in the exercise,
which was carried out as if
nuclear explosions had occurred
in the St. Louis and Kansas City
area, and caused a shortage of
personnel. All problems relayed
from the Emergency Operations
Center at Jefferson City to the
sub-base here were solved,
Col. Robey said that the exercise was the best organized he
had found in his years of working
as an Air Force evaluator for
CAP participation in such exercise.
Locally, the exercise was based at Rosecrans Memorial Airport. Maj. H.B. Dafter of the
wing headquarters staff served
as mission coordinator for the
sub-base. Capt. Bruce
Hollandsworth, commander of
the St. Joseph Comp. Sq. and
deputy coordinator for Civil
Defense in St. Joseph and
Buchanan Counties, served as
base commander.
One ground team set up an advanced base on King Hill for
relay for radio messages by
repeater. Another ground team,
made radiological surveys at
one-mile intervals for 10 miles
in all directions from the airport.
Twenty senior .members and
six cadets participated in the exercise.

JULY 1978



MOTHER HEN -- Like a mother hen hovering over her chick, this Air Force part of a display recently at the Yuma Marine Corps A~ir Station's Military
C-5 Galaxy dwarfs a Super Cub parked under its wing. (Look close; yes, it's Appreciation Day airshow and open house. An estimated 21,000 people saw
there!) The small plane,belonging to the Yuma Sr. Sq. (Arizona Wing) was the display which included CAP radiological monitoring equipment.

Along Minnesota Border


Firms Help
Restore Car

North Dakota Aids
In Spring Floods

Montgomery Comp. Sq. here
will have the use of a restored
automobile, thanks to the
generosity of a number of individuals and business firms
in this area.
The car, a 1965 Mercury,
was donated to the squadron
by Dr. Robert T. DuBose of
Blacksburg. Those helping
restore the vehicle included
J.C. Hawkins of Sheppard's
Auto Supply; Ray Dobbins;
A.R. Arrington of Auto
Salvage and Sales; and the
People's Drug Store at the
Roanoke-Salem Plaza.
George P. Moore of Moore
Pontiac in Salem donated a
paint job.
The car will be used for
emergency service missions
and other squadron activities.

National Guard arrived to
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -relieve CAP niembers.
Members of the Grand Forks
Comp. Sq. (North Dakota Wing)
T h e f o l l o w i n g d a y, t h e
responded to a call for help in
early April from the Minnesota members of the squadron assumed operation of the Emergency
Civil Defense to work in flood
Services Operations Center at
control efforts along the Red
Grand Forks Police Department.
River of the North which runs
CAP members also conbetween the two states.
tinued delivering refreshments
In answer to a call from A1 Nix-to flood control workers and
on, Minnesota CD director, for
CAP assistance, the squadron helped the Red Cross prepare
their trucks for delivery.
furnished workers and helped
The river finally crested on
direct operations in the early
morning hours.
April 12 at more than 18 feet
The Red Cross also requested a b o v e fl o o d s t a g e . T h e 2 7
assistance in delivering
members who combined efforts
in the emergency tallied over 860
refreshments to flood control
man-hours. The squadron airworkers.
On April 9, Minnesota Gov.
craft flew 10 sorties, accumulating 19.8 hours flight time
Rudy Perpich declared a state of
emergency and the Minnesota on flood reconnaissance.

With CAP Record

General Aviation
Statistics Compared
National Headquarters
time to time, questions arise concerning the flight safety record
of Civil Air Patrol. While the
available data base of hours
flown annually (about 95,000) and
number of related accidents is
somewhat limited, when compared to that concerning civil
aviation in general, a comparison
of facts is revealing.
For the purpose of this
report, the term "aircraft accident" is synonymous with the
definition provided by the
National Transportation Safety
Board (NTSB), Procedural
Regulation, 49 CFR 830. An "aircraft accident" means an occurrence associated with the
operation of an aircraft beginning from initial aircraft boarding until occupants disembark
at final destination. Serious injury and/or substantial damage
to the aircraft must be involved.
The general aviation accident
rate per 100,000 flying hours in
1976 and 1977 averaged 11.7.
General aviation includes

pleasure, business, corporateexecutive, aerial application, air
taxi, and instructional flying. It
does not include airlines.
The CAP accident rate is about
the same as for general aviation.
However. a significant point to
note is the accident rate of
pleasure-persona! flyi~2~37) ~_
which~ i~ aim0gi~'~[e "~dt of'~
CAP's rate. Hopefully, 1978 will
be a better year for CAP flying.
The following data include
categories of aircraft accidents
involving non-corporate aircraft
to reflect use of private and
military aircraft in CAP missions. The data were obtained
from CAP mishap records for the
period of Jan. I, 1976, through
May 20, 1978, and does not include mishaps categorized as
"incidents" or "ground mishaps." Incidents and ground mishaps are reported only to the
NTSB or Federal Aviation Administration in part. Therfore, a
comprehensive comparison
between CAP and NTSB data
would not be objective.
Regardless of accident rates,
the objective of the CAP Safety
Program is prevention of all accidents reasonably possible.

AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS (Jan. 1, 1976-May 20,1978)
Jan. 1-Dec. 31 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 Jan. 1-May 20
CAP Owned and Operated:
Average No. Acft.

6 (serious) 11 (6 serious) 3 (serious)

Non-Corporate Aircraft Operated
By CAP Members on CAP Missions

HoNoR FOR DR. GARBER -- Dr. Paul E. Garber, center, an authority on the history of flight,
accepts portrait of himself from Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday, right, CAP national com.
rounder, in a recent ceremony in Washington, D.C. Dr. Garber is the retired chief curator of
what is now the National Air and Space Museum, a section of the Smithsonian Institution. This
past December, CAP's National Executive Committee named the Level IV senior award in his
honor because of his contributions to education and aviation. Looking on at left is Air Force
Brig. Gen. Paul E. Gardner, CAP executive director and commander of HQ. CAP-USAF.

Military Aircraft on CAP Missions
With CAP Members on Board



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title ("Mishap Report Form"), order of contents, and elimination of
to CAP activities and]or resources. Unit commanders
stantiated violations.
The CAP Form 78 is an initialed report of a mishap relating
or their designees should ensure mishap reports are completed and forwarded within 48 hours
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state them.
lodging is inex pensive (preferably a ttend at
contact the USAF liasion officer in the
personnel should be encouraged to a
or region personnel who plan such training should always
is planned, to obtain assistance in securing the most advantageous location.
to be inserted o l Thomas O'Connor,
The new CAPF 45a, Senior Member Master Record, does not have a
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c A P F 45 and sould be affixed in some way so that the two will not get separated.
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~: prevent its being lost or the member's name and serial number be written in a
prominent place on the CAPF 45a
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DISTRIBUTION. National Headquarters form, a News Service Release, letters

Due to volume the distribution is machine processed
additional mandays). Upon
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CAP units. This includes all new or revised publications a copy of any new
announcing items Of interest, and other miscellaneous material.
and stapled into a packet (if we did not use the machine process it would require many
receipt of the packet, be sure to remove the staple and ensure each individual item is properly distributed in your unit.


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JULY 1978

Wing Command Changes Hands
CONCORD, N.H. -- Command of CAP's New Hampshirewing changed hands here recently as Lt. Col. Edward J. Tenney II replaced
veteran CAP member Col. John M. Paine Jr.
Col. Tenney is former commander of the 545th Comp. Sq. at Claremont and previously served as the unit's legal officer. He is a veteran
of World War II with more than 100 combat missions to his credit. He
currently has more than 4,000 hours of air time. He is an attorney with
his own law practice in addition to serving as attorney for Sullivan
Col. Plane. the outgoing commander, has served in a number of
positions in Civil Air Patrol in addition to wing commander. He was
voted Wing Commander of the Year at the 1977 Northeast Region
Conference. He is an accomplished pilot and a prominent New
Hampshire businessman.
Col. Edgar Bailey, Northeast Region deputy commander, officiated
at the change of command ceremony which took place at the New
Hampshire Wing headquarters building.

Group Flies Traffic Patrols

OPERATION SPARROWHAWK -- On e of the Maryland Wing's 0-Is taxis out to participate in
"Operation Sparrowhawk," a recent search and rescue exercise, which involved some new

PONTIAC, Mich. -- Senior and cadet personnel from Michigan's
Oakland County Group XII flew Memorial Day traffic patrols for the
Oakland County sheriff's department.
The patrol agreement was set up by 1st Lt, Michael Saile and project
officer for the weekend patrol was 1st Lt. John Lowry, Group XII
operations officer. Additional holiday traffic patrols are planned for the
July 4th and Labor Day weekends.
A CAP corporate C-172 was used for the patrol which covered all major traffic arteries in this county of nearly one million people. Maj.
BALTIMORE. Md. -- Per- However. this year's exercise cise. "This plan simulated realThomas Wallace and a cadet staff handled radio reports, relaying inforsonnel of the Maryland Wing paradded a new and exciting aspect
mation to the sheriff's department headquarters.
life rescue operations much
ticipated recently in "Operation
to what has often been a routine
Sparrowhawk" a search and
more closely than previous exerand uninteresting activity.
cises, and it really tested inrescue exercise conducted anff/ing Commander Gets A ward
In this year's exercise. Maj.
dividual skills."
nually by the Air Force m conDavid K. Vaughan, the Air Force
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- During award ceremonies here at the re- junction with members of the
Target spotting results overall
liaison officer to the Maryland were good. Most crews found
cent North Central Region conference. Col. John H. Johannes, wing operations staff.
Wing, introduced a new wrinkle
Nebraska Wing commander, received the Gill Robb Wilson Award
three or more of the targets in
On Saturday and Sunday, April
into the day's training activities
from Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul E. Gardner. CAP executive director 22 and 23,. approximately 200 air.
the grid. Only two crews out of 19
by adding requirements for all
and commander of HQ. CAP-USAF.
came home empty-handed.
ground and staff personnel
search aircraft to fly a low-level
CAP's national commander. Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday, assisted assembled at Frederick Airport
The top crew in the exercise,
in the presentation.
navigation route into a
Senior Members Earl Freeman
to test their search, coordination
designated search area (or grid)
Col. Johannes is a retired Air Force officer and has been a member of and communications abilities in
and Ted Redick of the Annapolis
in which numerous visual targets
Civil Air Patrol and the Nebraska Wing for 12 years. He has served as
Comp. Sq. scored 1.002 out of a
a simulated rescue situation.
had beenplaced,
wing commander for the past three years.
possible 1.070 points to earn
"The whole idea of this new
Maryland~__~;Hawkey~' Award
search exercise." according to
Unit Holds ' Ta b l e t o p E x e r c i s e
All aircrew members who parMaj. Vaughan, "was to give our
ticipated are eager to compete
aircrews practical experience in
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- In preparation for an upcoming SARCAP
again, and a similar exercise is
(search and rescue exercise), the Wasatch Sr. Sq. held a "table top'"
precision flying and target obserplanned for the fall.
exercise recently on ~AI~ techniques.
vation. Our previous method -- a
The mock-up mission involved a plane overdue from Reno, Nev., to
kind of shotgun approach to
Grand Junction, Colo.
target spotting -- just didn't give
Lt. Col. Athol Webb acted as the mission coordinator and SM Dick
us the realistic flying practice
Eatkins presented the problem and provided information as the mission
and detailed evaluation data we
needed to analyze our air search
WEST LEBANON, N.H. -Members of the unit were trained in various positions.
strengths and weaknesses. I feel
Some 47 members of the New
this approach can significantly
Hampshire Wing, including a
upgrade our mission capability."
L O S A L A M I TO S , C a l i f . - number of cadets, converged
Cadet Brian Wolf, 18, of the Los
here on the Lebanon Regional
Georgia Sq uadrons Join Search
In addition to drawing up a lowAlamitos Cadet Sq. 153 (CaliforAirport recently for the wing's
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Several Civil Air Patrol squadrons from the
level cross-country navigation
nia Wing) received his Gen. Carl
annual search and rescue effecGeorgia Wing participated recently in a weekend search for a missing
A. Spaatz Award during the retiveness test, conducted by the route covering approximately 80
aircraft with four persons on hoard.
miles, Maj. Vaughan placed five cent California Wing conference.
U.S. Air Force.
visual targets in a 100-squareWolf joined CAP in June 1973
The plane, a Piper 180, departed Charlie Brown Airport in Atlanta on
Operating from the Lebanon
a flight to Montezuma, Ga.
mile area west of Westminster,
and advanced quickly. In addition
Sr. Sq. headquarters at the field,
Some 41 hours later, the inverted crash was found near the departure
Md. Each target was put in place
to squadron activities, he was a
members of the wing searched
runway. The only survivor was found pinned beneath the wreckage in
by a ground team which also
part of the cadet exchange
for the location of a simulated air
the nose of the plane. Three others aboard the plane were killed.
spotted all aircraft that overflew
program in 1977 and visited Hong
crash and then "rescued" the
Eleven CAP planes, two Army helicopters and 10 civilian-owned
Kong. He received a squadron
p i l o t . T h e l o c a t i o n o f t h e the target areal recording tail
search planes participated in the two-day search.
number, direction of flight, and
solo scholarship and has earned
"downed" plane was known to
As of May 31, the Georgia Wing had participated in 13 search and
distance from the target. This inhis observer rating.
the testing officer, Air Force Lt.
rescue missions this year.
formation was transmitted to the
Wolf was graduated from
Col. Robert Gallo of the USAFevaluators, who used the data to
Pacific High School in Garden
CAP Northeast Liaison Region
compile individual aircrew misGrove, Calif., with honors and
sion performance scores.
has a Naval ROTC scholarship to
Capt. Jean Languell, emergenthe University of Southern
cy services training officer for
"I thought this was a parCalifornia. He plans to join the
the wing, served as coordinator ticularly beneficial experience,"
Navy after receiving his degree
for the mission. CAP members
commented Maj. Larry France,
DENVER, Colo. -- Residents ridge by a down-draft: however,
used seven aircraft and 29 CAP mission coordinator for the exer- ricer. become a Naval Flight Ofof the town of Morris, Minn.,
radios during the event.
neither pilot was injured.
have donated more than $3,000 to
The exercise began at 8:30

Maryland SAR Exercise
Takes On Exciting Touch

Wing Holds
SAR Test

Cadet Receives
Spaatz Award

Residents of Minnesota Town
Give Funds to Colorado Wing

the Colorado CAP toward buying
search and rescue equipment.
Recently an aircraft with two
men from Morris disappeared on
a flight from Laramie, Wyo., to
Aspen, Colo. During the ensuing
two-week search phone calls
from family, friends and the
local newspaper and radio station came in to search headquarters in Eagle, Colo.
During the search, a search
plan was forced down on a high

The missing plane from Morris
was found in northern Colorado
in the Rawah Wilderness Area.
The two men were dead. Their
families wrote Colorado CAP officials saying that the Civil Air
Patrol had done more than they
had expected and that the CAP's
work was appreciated more than
they could express.
The Morris Fire Department
started the fund raising drive to
help further CAP's rescue work.

a.m. Saturday, May 20. At 12:35
p.m., Capt. Languell announced
the probable sighting of the
"plane," a large triangle of red
cloth. At 5 p.m., the ground team
returned to the search base, having reached the site on Wildcat
Mountain near Jackson, N.H.,
where the "wounded" pilot was
sitting on the target next to his
emergency locator transmitter.
In addition to Capt. Languell,
10 members of the wing headquarters staff were present.

Ci~l Air Patrol News publishes each month a list of Civil Air Patrol
members who have died recently. Notices of deaths should be sent to
the Personnel Section of National Headquarters in accordance with
Regulation 35-2, or to the National Chaplain's office -- not to Civil Air
Patrol News. Listed are names, ranks, dates of death and CAP unit.
BLAKEMORE, Maurice B., Captain, May 30,1978, Columbia Cadet Sq., National Capital Wing.
BOLNER, Bob Anthony, Senior Member, May 1O, 1978, Laughlin Comp. Sq., Texas Wing.
CARUSO, Thomas J., Senior Member, May 16,1978, Downeast Comp. Sq., Maine Wing.
DOLAN, Charles M, Jr., Captain, May 1O, 1978, Langhlin Comp. Sq., Texas Wing.
HARLOW, Keith B, First Lieutenant, May 4,1978, Group In, Oregon Wing.
O BRIEN, Sally A., Cadet, May 20,1978, Walled Lake Flight, Michigan Wing.
RANDALL, Sheldon C.T., HI, Senior Member, May 10,1978, Laughlin Comp. Sq., Texas Wing.
WARD, Dorothy E., Second Lieutenant, May 21,1978, Group XI; Ohio Wing.
WIDMER, John R., Senior Member, May 1978, Polaris Senior Sq., Alaska Wing.



JULY 1978

enactment of the aftermath of a tornado,
Robert McDonald, a member of this
Beach Cadet Sq. (Florida Wing) took a big
often a real threat in the Southwest and
squadron, was graduated recently from
step recently in their flying career. Cadets
Southeastern United States.
the National Guard Military Academy...
The John J Montgomery Cadet Sq 36
Joe Peseux, Dwight Albers and Michael
Members of the Randolph AFB Comp.
The Michigan Wing gave a farewell party
was named Outstanding Cadet Sq. of the
Sands all soloed, making six cadet solos
Year for the California Wing for 1977. The Sq. (Texas Wing) assisted base personnel
recently for Air Force Maj. Ray Jolly who
on record for the squadron... Capt: Floyd
has just completed his tour of duty as
squadron, a part of Peninsula Group II, during open house on Armed Forces Day
Sykes, well known for his aircraft painreceived the award at the California Wing at Randolph. A booth was provided for
Michigan Wing liaison officer.
tings, has been appointed standardization
CAP for a recruiting display. An active
conference, held recently. At the same
The 1978 Wisconsin Wing Military Ball,
and evaluation officer for the Baldwin
communications net was set up between
held recently at the War Memorial Center
conference, Capt. Meyetta Behringer, a
County Comp. Sq. (Alabama Wing) He is
the display and cadets with two-way
member of Group II, won the award as
in Milwaukee, was judged a splendid, and
a full-time commercial artist and is
radios patrolling the flight line. A special
Female Pilot of the year... Group III
joyful affair. Selected king and queen of
retired from the Navy. _ __
channel was set up with the base Informathe ball were Jeff Nelson of the 461st
(Oregon Wing) at Medford, Ore., conducted a weeklong solo encampment dur- tion Officer to help visitors in trouble or Wisconsin Cadet Sq. and Dana Schrieber
needing medical attention. A number of of the Waukesha Comp. Sq .... The Lapeor
ing spring vacation Fourteen cadets and
The cadet drill team fr~n the Byrd
cadets assisted in handing out materials to
three seniors attended All cadets receivSAR Sr. Sq. (Michigan Wing) shared a disField Cadet Sq (Virginia Wing) has won
visitors at the base.
play booth during Armed Forces Week
ed flight training from competent flight inthe Virginia Wing Cadet Drill Competition
Members of the McAlester Comp. Sq.
with Air Force recruiters. The display, set
structors. All the cadets soloed at the enin three of the four areas on which the
(Oklahoma Wing) attended an Emergency
campment. The encampment was organizup in a Flint, Mich., shopping center, drew
competition was based The team consists
Services Seminar recently at the Idabel
ed and conducted by Mike Henderson, a
the interest of hundreds of shoppers.
of nine boys and three girls... A member
(Okla.) Sr. Sq. headquarters. Some of the
quadriplegic. He taught all the ground
Members of Heselton Cadet Sq 8~ were
of this squadron, Cadet Tony C. Clark,
topics covered in the seminar were map
schools and organized the flying schedules
instrumental recently in assisting at the
recently was presented the Richmond
reading and gridding, ground team search scene of an automobile accident near
from his wheel chair Mike broke his neck
Area Air Force Association award as
operations, how an alert for a search
in 1968 while on active duty with the Coast
Waverly, Ohio. The accident involved two
Cadet of the Year.
begins, a review of the CAP manual on
Guard, but since that time has earned his
automobiles, three adults and five small
She may be the youngest Civil Air Patrol
emergency services, and the use of an
children. CAP members gave first aid,
private pilot license, despite his handicap.
member yet! Carrel Emily Ward, bern
emergency locator transmitter (ELT).
directed traffic while waiting for help, and
April 4, 1978, has been enrolled as an
Those from the McAle.~ter unit attending
sent for ambulance and police
associate member of CAP. She is the
the seminar were 2nd Lt. Ralph Brown,
daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Louise C. (lst
2nd Lt. Bob Maddox, SM Janette Maddox,
At least three cadets of the North Valley
Lt.) Ward of Charlottesville, Va .... Five
Ch. (lst Lt.) Jerry Millsaps, 2nd Lt. Ruth
members of the Maryland Wing recently
Comp Sq. (Colorado Wing) have been
Millsaps, Cadet Mike Kennedy, Cadet
chosen to attend special activities this
attended an 84-hour course taught by the
Members of the Shelby County Comp.
Civil Defense Preparedness Defense
summer. Cadet Kevin Yackle, cadet com- Janette Brochu, and Cadet Mike Skinner.
Arlington Comp. Sq. (Texas Wing)
Sq. (Tennessee Wing) assisted at an open
Agency. The five were: Capt. Donald
mander of the squadron, will attend the
volunteered its services recently to assist
house recently at Blytheville AFB, Ark,
Leighton, Capt. William Knight, Lt.
Air Force Academy Survival Course and
during a Thunderbirds display. The cadets
Robert Staley, Lt. Laura Baus, and Lt.
the Rocky Mountain Cadet Leadership at an air show staged by the Experimental
helped guard the aircraft.. Hillsborough
Brenda Staley... The Black Hawk Comic.
School. Cadets Gayle Hertzberger and Aircraft Association. The CAP members
I St. Sq. (Florida Wing) conducted a
had the job of parking cars, crowd control,
Michael Pesall will attend the chaplainSq. is one of the newest in the Maryland
search and rescue practice mission on a
and flight line duty After the show, they
sponsored conference this summer. A
Wing. The new unit is presently meeting at
recent weekend. Vandenberg Airport in
Northeast High School in Pasadena, Md.
former member of this unit, Stephen helped clean the runway which had been
used as standing area for the crowd.
East Tampa was the mission headBoudreaux, has completed a tour of duty
Squadron members who assisted were
quarters... Members of the Gainesville
with the U.S. Marine Corps and has rejoinCapt Eugene Leduc, 1st Lts. Roger Comp Sq. (Florida Wing) were called out
Cadet Joseph E. Gura, 17, son of Mr. and
ed the squadron. He will serve as deputy
Yardley, Robert Turner, 2nd Lt Keith recently to help out following a tornado
Mrs. Edward Guru of Chicopee, Mass.,
commander for cadets.
Six cadet members of the Colorado
J u l s o n , a n d C a d e t s G r e g R u s s e l l . , B e t t y, : : ~ w h ~ c h h i t t h e c i t y , o l : G a i n ~ v i t l e . = T h ~ y h a d ~ ~ ~ l i ~ t ~
Gates, Venus McPherson, James watson just compmtea helping wire a mlssmn out
sponsored by the Westover Cadet sq.
Springs Cadet Sq. flew to Ellington AFB,
and Jimmy McGuairt.
of Ocaia and spent the rest of the week
(Massachusetts Wing). He plans to connear Houston, Tex., recently to visit the
working with a mission out of St.
tinue his flying and receive his private
Johnson Space Center. While there, they
pilot license after completing solo training
saw the 747 carrying the space shuttle,
Eastern Airlines asked members of
.. Members of the Bristol County Comp.
Enterprise, which had landed just two
l~j. Derek Stacker and 2nd Lt. Luther Group 10 (Florida Wing) to help recently
Sq. (Rhode Island Wing) were placed on
hours ahead of them. Cadets making the
Prince, members of the Washington Park
when the airline celebrated its 50th ancharge of security of a Red Cross shelter
trip included Stephen Wood, Nikolas
Comp. Sq. (Illinois Wing) witnessed a
niversary at Opa Locka Airport, Opa
during a recent Red Cross mock disaster
Rogers, Carolyn Champion, James Kimfight recently on a Chicago street between
Locka, Fla. CAP members provided food
in Barrington, R.I. Working in conjunction
brel, David Gamache and Eddie O'Neill..
and drink (They cooked over 8,000 hama man and a woman. The man was stabbed
with the National Guard, they also helped
At a special awards meeting of the Mile
and Lt. Prince, who is studying to be an
burgers and hot dogs.), helped with parkto construct a helipad and directed in an
Hi Cadet Sq. (Colorado Wing) this year,
emergency medical technician, gave first
ing, provided a color guard, flight line
H-1 "I-lucy" helicopter. Cadets par1st Lt. Marshal E. Songer was named
security and first aid facilities.
aid and the man survived. They never
ticipating were David Humphrey, Bill
Senior of the Year for 1977 and Richard L.
learned his name however . . Capt.
Three cadet members of the Pompano
Tavares, Scot Cughbertson, Larry Jarvis,
Schaef was named Cadet of the Year.
Todd Child and Chris Blach.
Cadet David B. Rushing received a flight
Whitehall Comp. Sq. 803 and North Pefin
scholarship under which he will receive
Comp. Sq. 905 (Pennsylvania Wing) held a
assistance from CAP in earning his solo
joint training campout recently in
Wingeron Woods, Berks County, Penn. Exercises connected with ground search and
rescue were practiced... To date, 60 Girl
Scouts have completed training in
Nineteen senior and cadet members of
a erosp ace education subj ects conduc ted a t
the Missouri Wing staff, Group III head-the Westchester Group Headquarters in
quarters and the Capital City Comp. Sq.
White Plains, N.Y. CAP Maj. Johnnie
recently completed portions of the civil
Adkins Pantanelli coordinated the traindefense course, "Introduction to
ing. The scouts all earned merit badges
Radiological Monitoring," and are
through the training.
qualified for a radiological assignment in
During a recent Connecticut Wing
the Jefferson City, Mo., area in the event
awards ceremony, the Stratford Eagles
of a nuclear disaster. William Johnson.
Comp. Sq. won four awards -- Outstanding
Missouri State director of Disaster Relief
Commander, Outstanding Squadron,
Operations, was the instructor.
Outstanding Senior and Chaplain Award...
The Cass County Sq. 206 (Minnesota
The Nassau Comp. Sq. held its annual
Wing) was again named Squadron of the
Cadet Sweetheart Ball recently. Turnout
Year at the Minnesota Wing conference in
was excellent and all units of the Nassau
April. The squadron currently has 26
Group were represented. Cadets Charles
senior members and 10 cadets enrolled.
Jackson and Sharon Krohn were named
"Sweethearts of 1978."
Members of the New Castle Comp. Sq.
702 (Pennsylvania Wing) assisted recently
Twelve cadet and senior members of the
with an air show at New Castle Airport.
El Paso Comp. Sq. (Texas Wing) parThe cadets helped visitors with parking,
ticipated recently in a joint exercise with
kept runways cleared and assisted people
members of the Texas State Guard. The
getting on and off small aircraft... SM
SPAATZ AWARD -- Cadet Mark G. Sehoonmaker, left, accepts Gen. Carl A.
exercise, training in coordinated response
Peggy A. Danelius, cadet program officer
Spaatz Award from Brig. Gen. John H. Bennett, commander of the 86th Tacto disaster situations, was conducted at
with the Nassau Cadet Sq. 6 (New York
tical Fighter Wing at Ramstein AB, Germany. 'file cadet, son of Dr. and
the E1 Paso National Guard Armory and
Wing) spent two weeks on active duty
Mrs. Herbert Sehoonmake, is one of the first cadets in Europe to complete
vicinity. CAP provided four-wheel-drive
recently with the 34th Medical Services
ambulances and trained disaster relief
the Spaatz exam. He is a student at Kaiserlautera American High Sehoel.
Sq. at Travis AFB, Calif She has been a
personnel. The mock disaster was an
(USAF Photo)
CAP member for seven years.

Pacific Region

Middle East Rgn.

Rocky Mt. Region

Southeast Region

Northeast Region

Great Lakes Rgn.

North Central Rgn.

Southwest Region

JULY 1978



Two Regions Stage
Chaplain Meetings
Northeast Region Conference
WEYMOUTH, Mass. -- The
annual Northeast Region
Chaplains Training Conference
was held recently here at the
South Weymouth Naval Air Station.
Theme of the conference was
"'Spirituality." Sr. Michaeline
Woomey, SSJ, set the theme by
speaking on the modern
charismatic movement. His
topic was "Gifts of the Spirit."
Humerto Cardinal Medelros
closed out the subject by speaking at the banquet which ended
the three-day meeting. His topic
was "Spirituality in the Chaplaincy."
Other topics heard at the conference included : "Moral
Leadership in the Squadron,"

"SAR (Great Blizzard of 1978)
and the Chaplaincy," "Squadron
and Wing Chaplains and Communications," "Spirituality and
Personhood," "Leadership and
the Chaplain," and "Use of CAPVA Aids in the Squadron."
Chaplains (Majs.) Francis J.
Crowley and Raymond F. Valle
of the Massachusetts Wing were
sponsors of the conference.
Others present included the
national chaplain, Air Force Ch.
(Col.) Robert D. Beckley; and
C h . ( L t . C o l . ) H a r r y J . P.
H i m m e l b e r g e r, N o r t h e a s t
Region chaplain. Some 65 CAP
chaplains, friends of CAP and
guests attended the working
sessions of the conference.

North Central Region Conference
OFFUTT AFB, Neb, -- The
North Central Region held its annuai Chaplains Conference at the
Offutt Strategic Air Command
(SAC) Chapel recently.
Nebraska Wing Chaplain
(Maj.) Wilfred H. Henning and
Air Force Chaplain (Col.) Wayne
S. Madden hosted the event.
This conference, one of eight
held in the United States each
year, is designed as a moral
leadership workshop and cadet
leadership laboratory for CAP
squa~s from the seven-state
North Central Region.

CAP-USAF Ch. (Col.) Robert
H. Beckley attended the seminars. Ch. (Maj.) Donald
R. Pederson of Fost, Minn.,
conducted a personal counseling workshop. Robert McCleery
and David Ehline of Lutheran

AIRCRAFT MODIFICATION -- Capt. Marvin Hoppenworth, Cedar Rapids Sr. Sq. (Iowa Wing),
inspects a public address-siren speaker installation on an aircraft flown by his squadron. With a
gross weight improvement kit, additional radio equipment and gear, such as the speaker
system, which Hoppenworth designed, can be safely added. (Photo by Capt. Gene Kellogg)

cia, o, Modificatio
ebra, a pre eote0 a workshopn o n GB t r d d o '
Mission Capabilities

on team building during the
three-day conference.

R e g i o n C h a p l a i n ( C o l . ) A i d s
Herbert H. Stanke said, "The
conference was very successful
and a significant moral
Cedar Rapids Gazette
leadership experience for all
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -b ~'r ~
Squadrons looking for ways to ex.
pand the mission capabilities of
the venerable Cessna 305A may
want to take a look at the two being flown by the Cedar Rapids Sr.
The squadron is currently completing its third year of
successful operations with aircraft certified for gross weights
of 2,300 pounds, a 200-pound increase over the original configuration.
The additional load-carrying
potential permits the squadron to
equip its "Birddogs" with a full
range of radio gear. The penalty
in slightly reduced red-line
speeds doesn't affect normal
operations of the aircraft.
The modifications were made
possible by a kit which provides
additional oil cooling in the aircraft's 213-horsepower engine.
However, it took some cold Iowa
PRESENTATION " Gen.Balaguer presents Sputz Award
winter days and some into Cadet Rivera. National Guardsman in background is unvestigative work by Capt. Marvin
maintenance officer, to solve a
problem that had confronted
some other 305A

Gen. Balaguer Figures
In Award Presentation
Story and Photo By
Puerto Rico Wing
SAN JUAN, P.R. -- Brig. Gen.
Juaquln Balaguer, USANG, acting adjutant general for the
Puerto Rico National Guard,
presented the Gen. Carl A.
Spaatz Award recently to Cadet
Awilda I. Rivera, a member of
the Col. Clara E. Livingston

Cadet Sq.

The presentation was made at
a colorful ceremony at Puerto
Rico National Guard headquarters. Also present were Gen.

Roherto Vargas, USAFNG; Col.
Rodolfo Criscuolo, Puerto Rico
Wing commander; and Capt.
N a n c y M e l e m d e z , Aw i l d a ' s
squadron commander.
Cadet Rivera is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Angel L. Rivera
and Gladys Ortiz. She has been
affiliated with Civil Air Patrol
since 1973. Graduated from the
University of Puerto Rico in
Science and Biology, she will
continue her studies at the Puerto Rico Medical School. While at
the university, she took 2% years
of Air Force ROTC.


The trouble was oil radiator
ruptures, particularly in cold
weather when the oil was thick.
"A lot of people who put that kit
on had troubles with

it, took it off

and that's where it stayed," he
Hoppenworth, an inspector for
Rockwell International's Collins
Radio Division in Cedar Rapids,
discovered that, through error in

the original oil routing, a springloaded relief valve wasn't able to
function because the oil flow was
reverse to what it should be in
regards to proper operation of
the thermostatic oil temperature
control and the oil radiator.
He notified the maker of the kit

who suggested he talk to the
Federal Aviation Administration. A re-routing of the oil flow
was approved and the kit-has "
since been changed.
The Cedar Rapids Squadron
puts about 120 hours a year on
each 305A and has had no further

E a r h a r t Aw a r d s
Eddie K. Stamper ....... 01034
Chuck D. Widhalm ...... 05105
David P. Rizzieo ........ 06010
Jonathan E. Tyson ...... 08089
Robert S. Hatton ........ 08089
NancyA. Lee ........... 08159
Amavry Murgado ....... 08160
David L. Merritt.,
J.L. Christiano ......... 10097
William N~ Dl=ury IV .... 11189
James W. Schroeder ..... 11254
James R Hall .......... 15052
Frank R Martell ....... 1 9

problems with the modification,
which costs about $100 and takes
about one and one-half hours to
For his mechanical sleuthing,
Hoppenworth won second place
in the Iowa Aviation Mechanics
Safety Program awards.


May 1978

Frank L. Fazzalari ...... 20038
Bryan W. Cooper ........ 38016
Alan P. Dickinson ....... 20145
Bryan A. Burt .......... 42085
William L. Bovatsek .....22044
Christopher B. Griggs ... 43027
Earl W. Barrett .........25053 Jan M. Giesar ..........
Carl C. Norman ......... 31135
Terry L.C. Stotler ....... 47020
EdwardC. Wallace ...... 31153 KennethE. Mumford .... 51028
Brian D. Crouse ........ 31227 Ismael Ruiz ............ 52006
Timothy B. Brown
Alberto Velazquez .......... 52022
Hugh W. Carter ......... 32111
Norberto Burges ........ 52022
Karole M. Cellucci ...... 37018
Add M. Esquilin ........520~
Charles R. Hair ......... 37049
Farah M. Rivera ........ 520~
Andrew K. Worek ....... 37102 X a v i e r C r u z . . . .
MarkL. Majikas ...... ".37197 . JoseA. .
Molinary ........ 52105

Mitchell A wards" May 1978

James L. Vest ..........01093
Mark C. Brown .........01100
Richard M. Schultz ......04123
Steven T. Bailey ........ 04214
David L. Levish ......... 04214
Gary L. Hopper ......... 04333
Edward Y. Rimmer ..... 04371
David A. Letterhos ...... 05015
Michael H. Ring ........ 05030
Anton Eret, Jr .......... 05068
Thomas A. Shaw, Jr ..... 05145
Keith A. Shomper ....... 05148
KevinM. Delgobbo ..... 05)~
Valerie A Elener ....... 0/004
James R. Oborne ....... 07007
Glen J. Buckley ......... 08049
Matbew P. Maranto ..... 08066
Russell C. Hawkins ......
Edward Prince, Jr ...... 09002
GreggA. Feldtman ..... 10015
Kris D. Oliver .......... 10049
John S. Neuerburg ...... 10085
William T. Ferguson .... 11205
DaleM. Marckess ....... 11211
St~phon D. Lee ......... 12132
William L. Sales ........ 12132
John K. Weis ........... 14092
Brian E. Larocbelle ..... 18021
Leroy J. Holt, Jr ........ 18021
John T. Doherty ........ 19006
Frank R Brindisi, Jr .... 19007
Ronald J. Werner ....... 20009
JohnE. Nederhoed ...... 20009
DonaldG. Bernardi ..... 25)38
Robert C. Hazey ........ 20266
William K. Grossoehme . 21016
Neil P. Davidson ........ 21016
Robert E.C. Ripper ....
RichardL. Martin II ..... 22071

Karen J. Duff .......... 24012
Richard J. Moon ........ 25)~
To m P. H e b b . . . . . . 270~2
Albert G. Maxfield ...... 28037
C.N. Thompson, III ...... 29016
Patrick J. Livingston .... 30033
Jeffrey J. Gorbski ....... 31070
Timothy E. Flood ....... 31072
Marty C. Houde ......... 31135
Miguel A Valenzuela ....31147
Ismael Jusino, Jr ........ 31224
John J. Finan ...........3121~
LeenJ. Abbey .......... 31320
Blanche B. Godwin ......32048
Andrew E. Sizemore ....32048
C.M. Bucholtz .......... 34038
Sandra L. Martel ........ 34153
Thomas W. Harter ...... 34156
Stephen J. Jetton ....... 34219
MelanieR. Zier ......... 3 5 0
Mike S. Adolf ........... 36016
Mark C. Lestico ........36055
Richard C. Yingling ..... 3 7 0
Forrest M. Williams .....37048
Charles W. Coleman ..... 37048
Arnold D. Duck ......... 37065
James D. Wilson ........ 37256
Richard J. Grace
... ...
Charles A. Redenbaugh... 37260
Michael S. Omara ....... 37269
Tris J. Barry .......... 38003
Kenneth P. Daniel ...... 38035
TimothyO. Vickery ..... 39074
JamesA. Wehrer ....... 45)50
Susan K. Becht ......... 40052
Curtis G. Culver ........ 41056
Bobby G, Moore ........ 42010
Yates W. Harrill ........
John A. Kopaz .........43027

Eric D. Lynch .......... 44005
Joseph A. Florino ....... 45122
Michael K. Goodwin .....45122
Scott E. Willis ......... 46062
Raymond J. Drzonek, Jr. 48004
Michael S. Bolles ....... 45)37
David J. Gunkel ........ 48048
Ervin G. Scbeets, Jr .....48048
Stephen P. Lieske .......48150
Diane E. Barve ......... 51043
Mercelo E. Emeric ..... 52006
Lydia Santiago .........52022
J o s e R i o s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52061
Lugo Roberto ................. 52061
Victor M. Roldan ....... 52071
George Morales ........ 52071
Victor Vazquez .........
Rodolfo Vazquez ........ 52087
Affred Rivera
9 Edwin. Colon. ........... 52087
1 . . . . . . . .
Sa ntiago Ortiz .......... 52091
A 1f r e d .F . r. t i.s . . . . . 52105
1 l
MariaL. Cotto .......... 52105
Richard A. Fernandez ... 52105
Jose A. Garayua-....... 52105
Peter D. Ramos ........ 52105
Virgen C. Rivera.
Richard D. Abraham .... 521(~
Estrada A. Radriguez " . 52105
Luis I. Lugo ............ 52105
Salcedo G. Reyes .......52105
ReinaldoRios .......... 52105
VictorA. Martinez ...... 52105
CrespoH.L Diaz ....... 52105
Santiago D.A. Reyes .... 52105
Torres V. Lopez ........52105
Juan P. Giraudy ........ 52105
Jose n. Torres ..........52126



JULY 1978

Coordinate Visit
To A ir Museum,
Wright-Pat AFB
Ohio -- Is your CAP squadron
planning a trip to this base? If so,
you are urged to coordinate these
visits with the base ahead of time
to avoid unnecessary delays and
This base is one of the most
frequently visited in the Air
Force, primarily because it is the
location of the U.S. Air Force
Hardly a weekend passes
without at least one CAP unit
v i s i t i n g Wr i g h t - P a t a n d t h e
Museum. The base welcomes
these visitors and is most
successful in providing quarters,
messing and transportation
H o w e v e r, t h i s s u c c e s s i s
almost totally dependent upon
prior notice and coordination
with the Office of Information at
the base.
The Information Office has
been experiencing some difficulties with CAP units which
show up unannounced or. in some
cases, with units which have
prior coordination but then fail to
adhere to the agreement.
For example, recently a CAP
unit had prior arrangements with
the Wright-Patterson Information Office and had agreed to fur-

nish their own quarters and
However, due to a late aircraft, the visitors arrived at the
base late enough so that their offbase motel reservations had
already been cancelled and their
own provision for transportation
never materialized.
The base was in a quandary
and the impact on quarters and
transportation was such that it
reached the wing commander's
Wright-Pat can often furnish
you with a bus for transportation
on weekends but it cannot
provide you with drivers. The
base motor pool uses civilian
employees and the weekend overtime rate for these drivers is out
of the question.
So, if your squadron is planning
a visit to Wright-Pat and the Air
Force Museum, coordinate the
trip with your wing liaison ofricer. And appoint a responsible
and knowledgeable trip project
officer as a point 6f contact with
the LO once the trip is under
Then stick to the arrangements
you make. You can avoid many
delays and disappointments if
you do.

Pro-Registration Urged
For Phoenix Meeting
members planning to attend the
1978 National Board meeting
Sept. 7-10 in Phoenix, Ariz., are
being urged to pre-register for
activities there. Printed below is
a coupon for this purpose.
Although pro-registration is
not required, contrary to a statement in the May issue of Civil Air
Patrol News, those attending the
annual event can save time by
doing so, since a separate desk
will be set up at the hotel to allow
them to by-pass normal registration.
Personnel should pre-register
only if they are sure they will attend. The registration cost is $19
per person which includes the

cost of the banquet. This preregistration is only for CAP activities and does not include a
reservation at the hotel
Those who pre-register but are
unable to attend may receive
refunds for the $19 fee if they
notify National Headquarters not
later than Aug. 30. Preregistrants who fail to notify
National Headquarters by this
deadline can receive a refund if
they do not attend, but a $5 handling fee will be charged.
The pro-registration forms are
due at National Headquarters no
later than Aug. 25. Mail this
coupon with fee to HQ. CAPUSAF/AC, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
36112. Do NOT mail this form to
the hotel in Phoenix.

CANADIAN VISITORS -- Canadian Forces search and rescue crew prepares to demonstrate
techniques they use on aerial search missions for the benefit of North Dakota Wing members.
They were on a visit to that wing at the time. The plane they use, the "Otter," is picturedabeve.

Co m m a lld

Air Training Command (ATC), of
which HQ. CAP-USAF is now a
sub-unit, is observing its 35th anniversary this year.

In May, ATC assumed control
of Air University at Maxwell
AFB, Ale., and with it HQ. CAPUSAF. (See story elsewhere in
this issue.) The command now includes 14 bases, 85 training units
and 150 Reserve Officers Training Corps detachments.
ATC is also in charge of Air
Force recruiting, the Extension
Course Institute, the Air Force
Institute of Technology and the
Community College of the Air
Force. The college was given
degree-granting authority in
April 1977. It has awarded 2,524
associate in applied, science
dqgrees to enlisted members
the" oughout the Air Force.
ATC has more than 121,000 personnel. Including its aircraft,
other equipment, real estate and
facilities, the command manages
$2.1 million in assets. (AFNS)

registrations at $19.00 each*




Check One:



SM Christine O McKannon. California Wing
Hq.. $1.500.
SM Linde J. Wilson. Colorado Wing Hq., $1,500.

Cadet Andrew K. Weaver, California Wg. Hq.,
Cadet Laurie A Bernard, Wooonnoket Camp.
Sq. (Rhode Island). $~00.
Cadet Todd a. Biodi. Greeiey Comp. Sq.
(Colorado). $$00.
Cadet Joyce P. Cain, Singing River Camp. Sq.
Cadet Christopher A. Coleman, Brandywine (Mississippi),ff=00.
Cdt. Sq. (Delaware). $1.0~0.
Cadet John P. MeGinty Jr.. Brandywine Cdt.
Sq. (Dalaware),$500.
Cadet Eric G. Hook. Sierra-Rnno Cdt. Sq.

Since its formation on July 7,
1943, as the Army Air Force's
Cadet Ronald R. Reimer. Weir Cook Cdt. Sq.
Casaday-Elmore Gramt
(indiana). st.000.
Training Command, more than 10
Cadet Michael J Rokeske. ~ Wise. Cdt. Sq.
m i l l i o n men and women have
SM Charles Larry Stiles, Bo~m Canary, (Ken(Wisconsin). $I.000.
participated in ATC's programs
Cadet Thurman H. Robertson. Roebuck Cdt. Sq. tacky), ff~0.
(Alabama). $1.000.
which include
m i l i t a r y,
Cadet Margaret R.Sim .... Lincoln Cdt. Sq.
flvinu ...........
training, ,lJl~$~ i~..U --~1;--1 ~1
c s ~ m ~ v . m ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ l a m Z . ' c ~ ~ . " ~ ' ~ ~


Following is a complete listing
Cadet Robert A. Powell. Raleigh Wake Camp.
sq. (No~ Carolina). moo.
of all winners of CAP academic
SM Darlene E. Rak. PlainvUle CAt. Sq.
scholarships and grants for 1978, (co~ticut).moo
Cadet Esther C. Rolande, Shattuck Camp. Sq.
with alternates listed last.
(Michigan). $500.

CAP National Board Meeting -- 1978
Enclosed is $

Scholarship Winners





Please make cheek payable to "National Headquarters CAP" and mail to HQ. CAP-USAF/AC,
Maxwell AFB, Ala. 36112. (Do NOT mail this form to the hotel in Phoenix.)
(Checks and pre-registrofion form must be received by HQ CAP USAF/A C no later than Aug. 25, | 978)
* If registration is being made for more thu one person, please imelnde names mad rmdm of all lndividmds.

( Minnesota ). $750.
Cadet Michael J. Caylor, So Bend Camp. Sq.
(Indiana), $750.
Cadet John A. Maguire. Homewnod-Flonsmoor
Camp. Sq. {Illinois). $750.
Cadet James M. Ruley, Springfield Camp. Sq.
1~ (Ohio). $750.
Cadet Joel Signncelli. Downers Grove Comp,
Sq. (Illinois). $750.
Cadet Michael J. Wolfe. Garfield Ridge Camp.
Sq. (Illinois). 1750
SM Monte E.Belote. Gp. I0 (Florida). ~09.
Cadet James R. Bielk. Monticello Camp. Sq.
(Virginia). 1500.
Cadet Dennis D. Kaip, Rochester Cdt. Sq.
(Michigan), $500.
Cadet John V. Kelley, Gulfport Cdt. Sq.

Sq. (Wisconsin), Y~0.
C a d e t R i c h a r d M . Wo j c i e c h o w s k i J r. ,
Milwaukee Camp. Sq. No. 5 (Wisconsin), $500.

Order of Dsedalins
rugtt Schn~rsJap
Cadet Mark R. Killlan. Oklahoma City Cdt. Sq.
NO. 2 (Oklahoma), $I,000,
Cadet Kenneth C. Wright, Mahlon Sweet Camp.
Sq. (Oregon), $1,000.

Recognizing that unforeseen
circumstances occasionally
make it necessary for
Cadet Robert H. Nichols. Blueridge Camp. Sq.
scholarshipgrant winners to
rVirgiaia), 1500.
Cadet Bruce L. Roy, 103rd Camp. Sq. (Connec- decline their awards, the followticut), $500.
ing alternates were selected-to
Cadet David L. Smith. Mather CAt. Sq. 14
receive an award should one or
(California). [~00.
Cadet Douglas W. Stout, Bay City Cdt. 5q.
more of the winners be unable to
( Michigan ), $500.

Cadet Dwight D.Thibndeaux, Apollo Cdt. Sq.
(Lonisiana), $500.
Cadet Robert J. Themas~ Wheeling Cdt. Fit.
(Illinois), $500.
Cadet Eric D. Werling, Missoula Camp. Sq.
(Montana), $500.
Cadet George F. Williams, So. Bend Camp. Sq.
~Indiaua), $500.
Cadet Debra K. Dundas, Mnnkato Camp. Sq.
(Minnesota), $500.
Cadet Janet M. Jones, Man Valley Cdt.
(Pennsylvania), $500.
Cadet Pamela E Peyman, Goldea Tr~le
Camp. Sq. (Mississippi), $1,000.
Cadet Linda S. Bangert, Springfield Camp. Sq.
(Missouri), $750.
Cadet Patrick B. Houghton, Brandywine Cdt.
Sq. (Delaware), $750.
Cadet Victoria G. Lai¢gor, Wooonocket Camp.
Sq. (Rhnde Island ), $750.
Cadet Walter H. Leach, Raleigh-Wuke Comp.
Sq. (North Carolina), $750.
Cadet Donald R. Powell, Raleigh-Wake Comp.
Sq. (North Carolina), $750.
Cadet Robert P. Royer, JP McConnell Cdt. Sq.
(california), $750.
Cadet Patricla L. Seim, West Ridunond Cdt.
Sq. (Virginia), $750.
Cadet Paul F. Skopowski, Brandywine Cdt. Sq.
(Delaware), $750.
Cadet Joseph D.Brown, Bartlesville Camp. Sq.
(Oklahoma), $500.
Cadet Jeffery C. Cohen, York Camp. Sq. (Pone
sylvanial, $~0.
Cadet Robert J. Had~ek, Downers Grove Cdt.
Sa. (Inimisl, $~o0.
Cadet Kim L. Joyner, Douglas Cdt. Sq. B
(Californin), $500.
Cadet Blaise $. Mo, Idaho Cdt. Sq. 1~ (Idaho),

SM Gary K. Lorimore, Corvallis Comp.
Cadet Karen S. Harnagel, Hustler Comp. (Texas).
Cadet Katideell R. Husiek, Pershing Camp.
Cadet Michael J. Burke, Bayshere Camp. Sq.
(New Jersey).
Cadet Charles R. Hair, Cdt. Sq. 10~, (Pennsylvania).
Cadet Katherine N. Near, Evansville Ccmp.
Cadet Kurt A, Wallace, Monrnevflle Cdt. Sq. 604

Scholarship renewals are as
Douglas G. Hancher, Walter R. Agee, Engineering ($1,0001.
SM Linda Wel~ter, CAP Hunumities ($750).
Timothy J. Clew, Brig. Geo. W.C. Whelea
Science ($500),
Lorry M. Former, CAP Hmmmtties (11500).
Craig C. Harbuck, Col. James T. Granbery
Science ($5001.
Kathryn L. Howar, Dr. Harold E. Mehrenn
Sci~me ($5001.
Deborah L. Krietof, CAP National Board Chairman Science ($500).
Timothy K. Ruder, Donald K. Slaytnn F-~~ng ($500).

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JULY 1978


Sen. Allen Presents Spaatz Award
When he apprised them of the
situation, a number of other
Senators joined him in urging
Senate rejection of the proposal.
Among them were Sen. Barry
Goldwater of Arizona; Sen. John
Stennis of Mississippi; Sen.
Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota:
Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska: and
Sen. John Sparkman. also of
The full Senate supported Sen.
Allen and, in a vote last July,
restored the deleted funds to the
Defense Department budget.
Funeral services for Sen. Allen
were held Tuesday, June 6, in his
hometown of Gadsden. Ala.
Cadet Stockwell. recipient of
the Spaatz Award. is a native of
The money, which had been
Sheffield. Ala.. and completed
eliminated from the recomm endhigh school in Tuscumbia. Ala.
ed budget by Senate committee
His major subject of study at the
action, is used to fund HeadUniversity of Alabama is
quarters CAP-USAF, the Air
business management and he is
Force liaison organization which
enrolled in Air Force ROTC. He
provides a staff at CAP National
hopes to become an Air Force or
Headquarters at Maxwell AFB,
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commercial pilot and already
. ~
Ala., and which supplies liaison
A ~
holds a private pilot license.
personnel in CAP's eight regions
He is now assigned to Alabama
and 52 wings.
Wing headquarters but was
formerly a member of the
The original proposal, if it had
Tuscaloosa Comp. Sq. He visited
become law, would have effec~
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Germany in 1976 as a participant
tively eliminated Air Force per|
m the International Air Cadet
sonnel at CAP National Head-~
quarters. The only support in per~:, ~
Other dignitaries present for
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sonnel which would have been
. ~.~=
the ceremony included Sen. John
provided to CAP under the
Sparkman of Alabama; Air
measure would have been one
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Force Brig. Gen. Paul E.
liaison person per state or a total
Ga rdner, CAP executive director
of 50.
and commander of HQ. CAP~
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Since the Puerto Rico and
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National Capital Wings are not
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located in states, presumably no ..................................................................
Col. Duke Bradford. Alabama
liaison personnel would have
Wing commander: and Lt. Col.
AWARD FROM SENATOR -- Cadet Mark Sockwell, right, of the Alabama Wing, accepts the
been provided in those wings.
Norbert Chabannes, Tuscaioosa
Spaatz Award from the late Sen. James B. Allen of Alabama.
The proposal was adopted by
Comp. Sq. commander.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- In one
of his last official acts as U.S.
S e n a t o r, J a m e s B . A l l e n o f
Alabama presented CAP's Gen.
Carl A. Spaatz Award Saturday,
May27, to Cadet Mark Stockwell,
20, a student at the University of
Sen. Allen, a champion of Civil
Air Patrol and one of its best
friends in the U.S. Congress. died
unexpectedly less than a week
later while on a brief vacation.
Known as a believer in fiscal
responsibility, Sen. Allen was the
prime mover last year in getting
the U.S. Senate to restore to the
Defense Department budget
funds used in support of Civil Air

the Senate Appropriations Cornmittee, but when Sen. Allen
learned of the move to eliminate
the funds, he went to work to
have the measure overturned in a
full Senate vote. He enlisted the
aid of other Senators and wrote a
personal letter to each of his

colleagues, urging support for
Civil Air Patrol. Part of what he
said in his letter is as follows:
"It goes without saying that
we, as members of the Senate.
share a great mutual concern
about national fiscal responsibilities. However. if the tax-

payers ever received a bargain,
the $5.5 million that we invest annually in CAP through the Air
Force is it. It would be impesslhie to place a dollar figure on the
services rendered by CAP
volunteer members at local.
state, national and international

Committee Approves New Plastic Nameplate
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -CAP's Uniform committee has
-approved a new type nameplate
for wear on Civil Air Patrol uniforms, according to a recent announcement here.
The new type nameplate is for
wear only on the shirt or over-

blouse when worn as an outergarment. The present CAP badge
and nameplate with crest will
continue to be worn on the blue
coat (Combination 1 for male
members and Combinations A
and C for female members).
The new nameplate is blue in


NEW NAMEPLATE -- Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday, left,
CAP national commander, checks new nameplate worn by
Col. Louisa Morse, Middle East Region commander. Occasion was the June 3 meeting at Maxwell AFB, Ala., of the
National Executive Committee. Below: A sample of the new
nameplate shown approximately full size.

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color," with the words "Civil Air
Patrol" and "United States Auxiliary" inscribed thereon as the
first two lines. The last name
only of the individual will be
inscribed in one-fourth inch block
letters centered directly below
the inscriptions described above.

instituted to cover only the-initial
phase. It is hoped that, after two
or three months, the Bookstore
will be back on a one-day basis
for this item. In the meantime,
the Bookstore has contracted
with several individual local con-

The new nameplate will be
available through the Bookstore
as of July 1. 1978. Plates may be
ordered in one of three ways:
a. Individual orders requiring
theengraving of name.
b. Bulk orders {10 or morel
requiring engraving of names.
c. Bulk orders (10 or more) not
requiring engraving of names.
(Names to be engraved by
purchaser. )
Individuals or organizations
wishing to order in bulk and have
their own engraving done should
order Cat. No. 599L at $1.00 each.
Minimum bulk order is 10 each.
Orders for more than one but less
than 10 shall he considered individual orders.
It is expected that. at the outset, the demand for this new item
will be high. After much study,
the Bookstore has established the
following priorities for orderprocessing:

New 'Convertible' Shirt
Adopted for CAP Wear

-- First priority: Bulk orders
where no engraving is required
-- Second priority: Bulk orders
requiring engraving.
Third priority: Individual
This priority system has been

Air Patrol's National Uniform
Committee. meeting here
recently, determined that CAP
would 'adopt a new type shortsleeve shirt. In addition, a new
three-line plastic nameplate was
adopted. {See story and photos on
this page. )
The shirt is a new short-sleeve
epaulet shirt which has a
"convertible" collar, meaning
that it can be worn open at the
neck or with a tie.
This shirt will eventually
replace the light blue AF Shade
1550 summer shirt. The sleeves
on the currently authorized longsleeve epaulet shirt cannot be
shortened since the collar of the
new shirt is completely different.
It is expected that the new
shirt will not be available before
the end of this year. An announcement will be made later
when it is available.
The committee also modified

cerns to assist in the processing
of orders for this item and expects a delay of only three to five
days at most to fill any individual
order. The Bookstore will continue to provide the fastest service possible.

the criteria for "Find" Ribbons
to eliminate awarding the ribbon
for "routine" ELT finds. This
will be reflected in an upcoming
change to CAPR 39-3.
The committee also discussed
the new subdued cloth insignia
(dark blue on olive-green
background) recently adopted by
the Air Force to wear on
fatigues. It was determined not
to adopt this new insignia for
CAP at this time.
A lightweight, dark blue, longsleeve, turtle-neck shirt was
adopted for wear under the CAP
jumpsuit when weather conditions dictate. This shirt will be
of commercial design and will
not be stocked in the Bookstore.
A proposal to change the
observer wings to make them
more distinctive from the pilot
wings was disapproved since a
similar proposal was recently
turned down by the Air Force
Permanent Uniform Board.