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COLORADO RESCUE -- 1st Lt. Gerald W. Alsum, Littleton
Sr. Sq. (Colorado Wing), left front, helps remove an injured
survivor of last month's commuter airliner crash in the
Rocky Mountains. Alsum and SM Donald C. Niekerk of the
same squadron were the CAP members who found the downed aircraft using ELT signals. See page 2 for more photos.
(Photo by Rod Hanna)

Ground Search Effort

21 Rescued From Gr h
In Colorado Mountains
DENVER, Colo. -- Civil Air Patrol topped its own record in
life-saving efforts in early December when the Colorado Wing
received credit for saving the lives of 21 persons who survived
the crash of a commuter airliner in the Rocky Mountains, 110
miles northwest of here.
Force Rescue Coordination
This 21 brought to 83 the total
Center at Scott AFB, Ill., for the
number of lives saved in 1978.
48 contiguous states or by comThese figures are believed to be
petent authority in Alaska and
all-time records, both for most
saved on any one mission and
The Colorado'crash involved a
most saved during an entire
twin-engine DHC-6 Otter, on a
scheduled flight on Dec. 5 from
This cannot be verified,
Steamboat Springs, Colo., to
however, since records from
Denver. After crossing the Conearly years are incomplete or
tinental Divide, the pilot radioed
non-existent. The previous high
that he was having icing confor an entire year in recent
ditions and was turning back.
decades is 78 (in 1968).
The craft crashed soon after
At the present time, no claims
that, at a 10,000-foot altitude, in
for "saves" are allowed unless
darkness and a near blizzard. A
they are credited by the Air
strong ELT (emergency locator
transmitter) signal was activated and an Air Force C-130,
participating in an exercise
nearby, attempted to track the
signal but it faded and they were
unable to do so.
Unable to fly a search mission,
Colorado Wing members joined
representatives of other rescue
organizations in a ground search
effort. About 1 a.m., the ELT
signal was picked up again and
CAP members Jerry Alsum and
Donald Neikerk, using handheld
direction-finding equipment, led
the search team to the site.
The searchers, which included
32 CAP members, reached the
site about 6 a.m. with the wind
blowing at 30 to 50 knots and
snow falling. Only four of the
survivors were able to walk
when rescuers reached the
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Cadet Awards ~ ........~.~. 113
CAP News In Photos .. ......... .14
Survivors were taken out on
CAP Obituaries. .... .......... 13
snow cats through a foot of fresh
National Commander's
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others, wrapped in down sleepPeople In The News.i..i.i.. 15
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NEW MEMBERS -- Maj. Gen. Ralph S. Saunders, left, commander of the Aerospace Rescue
and Recovery Service, swears in two new members of the Civil Air Patrol at a recent ceremony at Scott AFB, Ill. The new senior members are Mrs. Saunders and Capt. F. Randall Starbuck, formerly the general's aide. Saunders is also a member of CAP and expects to become
fully active when he retires next fail. Starbuck is now on the staff of the USAF Manpower and
Personnel Center at Randolph AFB, Tex. (See related story on Page 3)

Uniform Changes

Cadets Al l owe d L o n g e r Hai r
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Civil
Air Patrol's National Executive
Committee has approved a
radical change in grooming standards for male cadets.
In effect, CAP cadet grooming
standards will be the same as
those for Air Force Junior ROTC
cadets. The change will have the
effect of permitting longer hair
for male cadets, sideburns which
are even with the bottom of the
ear lobes, and the wearing of
The NEC approved the change
at its regular meeting here in

D e c e m b e r, f o l l o w i n g t h e
recommendation of the National
Uniform Committee.
In addition to changing the
grooming standards for male
cadets, the NEC also approved
several other recommendations
of the committee. These included the following:
A standardized wing patch
was adopted for wear by
overseas units;
A white turtleneck sweater
was approved for wear with the
blazer combination by both male
and female personnel. In ad--

dition, buttons on the blazer
were standardized. Only CAP
buttons will be authorized:
Members earning the
Emergency Medical Technician
(EMT) badge in accordance
with national prescribed standards may wear EMT badge on
the fatigues.
A proposal to authorize a
ribbon for Cadet Officers School
was disapproved.
All of these changes will be
reflected in tffe next revision of
CAPM 39-1 (Civil Air Patrol
Uniform Manual).




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(Continued From Page 1)

vehicles which rescuers had
ridden to the scene.
In other emergency service
activities, Civil Air Patrol was
responsible between Nov. 6 and
Dec. 3 for saving the lives of 11
other persons -- two saves each
being credited to the Minnesota,
Alaska, Kansas, Florida and
South Carolina Wings and one to
New Mexico.
Minnesota's two saves involved searches for lost hunters -one on Nov. 6 for a missing 68year-old man and one on Nov. 12
for a 20-year-old man. Both were
located after brief aerial
The first Alaska save, on Nov.
8, involved the search for an aircraft which crashed 75 miles
northeast of Anchorage. The
search teams homed in on an
ELT signal to locate the crash
and a helicopter brought the injured pilot to the hospital.
The second Alaska save, on
Nov. 26, involved the airlift from
Clear, Alaska, to Fairbanks of a
patient suffering internal
The two saves in Kansas, one
on Nov. 8 and the other on Dec.
3, involved mercy missions --

the airlift of human blood for
patients in need. The first was
requested by the Red Cross and
involved airlift of blood from
Wichita to Great Bend Airport.
The other was from Augusta
Municipal Airport in Wichita to
St. Mary's Hospital in Manhattan, Kan.
Florida was credited on Nov.
23 with saving the lives of two
persons when search crews
located a downed aircraft. CAP
ground teams joined forces with
Volusia County Sheriff's Department volunteers in locating the
crash near Sanford, Fla.
The South Carolina Wing was
credited on Nov. 30 with saving
the lives of two persons involved
in the crash of a PA-12 aircraft
near Myrtle Beach, S.C. Search
crews located the crash less than
two hours after receiving
notification and a CAP ground
team picked up the survivors.
The New Mexico Wing was
credited on Nov. 27 with saving
the life of a missing 48-year-old
man who became lost in the
Pecos Wilderness while hunting.
New Mexico CAP volunteers
joined forces with the Albuquerque Mountain Search and Rescue
Team in the mission.

RESCUE WORKERS treat an injured person near the wreckage of the twin engine Rocky
Mountain Airways aircraft that crashed during a flight from Steamboat Springs, Colo, to
Denver. (Photo by Rod Hanna)

EVACUATION -- Removing the injured passengers from
the airliner crash, rescuers contended with heavy snow and
blizzard conditions. (Photo by Rod Hanna)

EIGHT-MONTH-OLD Matthew Cotts plays with his father Steve's beard after being released
from the hospital following the Rocky Mountain airliner crash. Matthew survived the blizzard
and bitter cold conditions all night and was the least injured passenger. His mother is in good
condition in a local hospital. (Photo by Joe Marquette, United Press International)

Air Force Lt, Col. Frederick
K. Carter, director of safety at
National Headquarters, reports
that the article "Accident
Prevention Circular Available"
on page 13 of the October 1978
issue should be corrected as
FAA Advisory Circular (AC)
20-1-5 titled "Engine Power-Loss
Accident Prevention" may be
obtained free of charge from the
following address:
U.S. Department of Transportation
Publications Section M 443.1
Washington, D.C. 20590
The other ACs listed as free in
Advisory Circular 00-2 (issued
triannually) may also be obtained from the Publication Section.
Advisory Circulars listed for

sale may be obtained from
bookstores shown in the October
1978 article.

As of Nov. 30, 1978
Seniors .............. 34,941
Cadets ............... 22,963
TOTAL ........... 57,904
Change in Past 12
Seniors ............. - 1,290
Cadets .............. - 2,944
TOTAL .......... - 4,234




Hilo Squadron Dedicates Hangar
also has a complete kitchen and
dining area, two bathrooms with
showers, and a lounge.
The vision of having their own
new headquarters goes back
many years, almost to when the
squadron was founded some 30
years ago, said CWO Eddie
Atkinson, squadron information
officer. But nothing much was
done until the State of Hawaii

HILO, Hawaii -- Members of
the Lyman Field Comp. Sq.
(Hawaii Wing) recently held the
dedication ceremony for their
new squadron headquarters
The building is a combination
hangar and office, with
workshops, class rooms, communications room, operations
room, as well as office space. It

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dedicated 90,000 square feet of
space at Hilo's General Lyman
Airport for a CAP hangar.
That was several years ago.
Then with the aid of Start
Roehrig $30,000 was obtained
from the state, which was used
to buy a knocked down metal
building that a Hilo company had
for sale at a discount price.
Last January CAP volunteers
laid the foundation for the
building. Construction work was
carried out under the command
of Naval Reserve Commander
Dante Carpenter and his
Reserve Construction Battalion,
called the Seabees, who put up
the ironwork and roof.

That covered the squadron's
airplane and, "We were on the
way," said Atkinson.
Then public-spirited local contractors loaned heavy equipment
so that volunteers could finish
the construction project.
The building was named in
honor of CWO Phillip A. Jones of
the U.S. Army, a helicopter pilot
in Vietnam, who had been active
in youth programs.
Untying of the traditional
Hawaiian maile lei was done by
Capt. Sam Jones, the squadron
commander, Mrs. Jones and Col.
H.L. Brookfield, Pacific Region

The Big Island Country Band
provided music for the
ceremony. Squadron cadets
posted the colors and the
National and state anthems were
Guests included Col. William
B a k e r, H a w a i i W i n g c o m mander, commanders of the
other Pacific Region wings and
the Air Force liaison officer to
the Hawaii Wing.
An awards ceremony, honoring squadron members for their
achievements also took place.
After the ceremony volunteers
still had to lay the carpet in the
classrooms and get ready for the
Tuesday meeting.

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The old headquarters building of the Lyman Field Comp. Sq.
(Hawaii Wing) was termite ridden and falling apart. (Photos
by CWO Eddie Atkinson)

Seen while still under construction, the new building is now completed. It is ll6 feet long, 60
feet wide and 20 feet high. It has hangar space for two airplanes, offices, workshops and
classrooms, as well as a kitchen and lounge area.

Letter Confirms ARRS Support
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- In a
letter to Air Force Brig. Gen.
Paul E. Gardner, executive
director of the Civil Air Patrol,
Maj. Gen. Ralph S. Saunders,
commander of the Aerospace
Rescue and Recovery Service
(AFRCC) at Scott AFB, Ill., confirmed his full support for CAP
during the national membership
He said, "CAP participation in

over 70 percent of all missions
controlled by the AFRCC makes
your organization a critical part
of our total rescue effort."
Saunders said he had sent CAP
senior membership application
forms and other materials to his
wing commanders for use in
their local areas.
He enclosed a copy of the
latest copy of the command

n e w s p a p e r, " R e s c u e R e v i e w, " ,
with an article about CAP.
Saunders concluded by saying,
"I think you know how I feel
about the CAP and the outstanding support you have given
rescue. I hope our efforts will
help in your recruiting new
folks. I wish you the best of luck
in your membership campaign."

Unit Converts Trailer To Messing Facility
donation of a 500-square-foot
mobile home has enabled the
lllth Air Rescue and Recovery
Cadet Sq. in CharLotte to expand
its headquarters space at
Douglas Airport.
S and W Cafeterias, Inc., of

Charlotte donated the trailer,
which is now being remodeled to
serve as a lounge for senior
members and cadets. The trailer
will be connected to the existing
squadron building by a patio.
Conversion of the former mobile
home will allow the unit to expand its supply and classroom

facilities in the present building.
Maj. Ben A. Griffin, squadron
commander, called the S and W
donation a "tremendous example of corporate civil spirit and
interest in the varied activities
of Civil Air Patrol in North

CHANGE OF COMMAND -- Col. Lee McCormick, Southeast
Region commander, left, presents the Georgia state flag to
Col. Philip T. McLendon, the new commander of the Georgia
Wing, as Col. Sam Riley, former wing commander, looks on.
Riley will become a member of the region advisory council.



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National Commander's Comments

CAP Aircraft Modernization
Brigadier General, CAP
National Commander
In an effort to keep everyone
in Civil Air Patrol up to date on
the Aircraft Modernization Program (AMP), I would like to
present some historical information on how it came about,
reflect on the progress made,
and project what is expected
for the future.
The AMP was
established by r
the National
Committee of
Civil Air Patrol
to meet a pressing need for
modernization of the corporate
fleet. For example, as recently
as March 1976, only 27 percent
of the fleet was newer than 10
years old. And several aircraft
actually dated back to the
early 1940s1
So, in June 1976, the AMP
was adopted with the objective
to update the entire corporate
fleet through purchase of new
and late model aircraft, or by

ly all pulling together for the
costs between $19,000-$30,000 to
modifying and certifying exgood of the whole in this ampurchase a suitable late-model
cess DoD aircraft. The goal is
bitious program !
or new aircraft. These costs
to have all aircraft in the fleet
But one last thought: How
make it impractical to actually
less than 10 years old within 10
are we going to continue to
assign new aircraft to a paryears, and if older aircraft are
keep the Civil Air Patrol fleet
ticular wing on a one-to-one
retained for mission remodern 10 years from now
basis. And the average cost of
quirements, have them comwhen today's new 1978 XP is in
aircraft to update the fleet has
pletely rebuilt to "like new"
need of replacement? (And
actually exceeded the average
there may be few excess DOD
sale price by some $1,500.
Now, 21/z years into this
aircraft to use as replacements
Consequently, the difference is
successful program shows that
being made up by decreasing
or to generate funds to
34 percent of the fleet is now
purchase new aircraft.) Selling
the total number of old aircraft
less than 10 years old, and we
two or more aircraft to buy a
by approximately 100, over the
have reduced by one-half the
life of the program. In the end,
newer one would work, but the
number of aircraft that were
overall reduction in the fleet
Civil Air Patrol will have a
manufactured prior to 1950!
would eventually cut too deeply
much more modern and more
This was achieved even though
into mission capability. It is
capable fleet of aircraft to per90 aircraft "aged" past the 10evident that the AMP must be a
form the mission.
year mark during the timecontinuing, well-planned
It is important to remember
program, or it will become just
that Civil Air Patrol fleet
How was this achieved? By
modernization must be paid for another stop-gap measure with
astute buying of newer aircraft
no lasting effect.
by a sale, trade-in, cash, or any
and by a well-structured
combination thereof.
The entire CAP aircraft fleet
rebuilding and certification
Wearing your "CAP blue
is now more modern than ever
program for excess DOD airsuit," you should be proud to
and getting better! If you want
craft. All of this activity is beknow that in the event your
ing financed by the sale of exto continue this trend, we must
wing's aircraft was sold for
make plans NOW for what
cess DoD aircraft and the older
some $5,000 more than it cost to
needs to be done five, 10 and 15
model civilian aircraft.
replace it, that extra cash
years from now. Think about it.
It costs between $10,000helped to make up the
You'll be hearing much more
$32,000 to convert the various
difference for another wing
about the Civil Air Patrol's
excess DOD aircraft (U-1A
Aircraft Modernization
which had an aircraft of lesser
Beaver, U-6 Otter, T-41, T-34
Program in the months and
value worth $5,000 less than
and U-10 Hello Courier) to the
civilian configuration, while it replacement costs. We're real- years ahead!

'Why 1 Joined The Civil A ir Patrol'
Virgin Islands Comp. Sq.
Puerto Rico Wing
In November 1974 on the island
of St. Thomas in the Virgin
Islands, there was a heavy flood
alert. There had been three days
of heavy rain as a result of a

tropical wave depression in the
The Queen Louise Home for
the Aged in St. Thomas, where I
am employed as a supervisor of
health service, had a fire around
9 a.m. A call went out to Civil
Defense to assist in the evacuation and transportation of aged

Civil Defense, the National
Guard and Civil Air Patrol
responded. Our patients were
evacuated and transported to
Lime Tree Beach Hotel in St.
Thomas. The Guardsmen left
after they saw that everything
was under control, but the Civil

Air Patrol cadets remained until
after midnight to serve coffee
and sandwiches to the patients.
I was quite impressed with the
squadron and attended the
ceremony during Civil Air
Patrol Week when the Department of Social Welfare of the
Virgin Islands presented a certificate of appreciation to the
squadron. It was at this time
that I became more familiar
with the squadron and I decided
to join the unit when I heard

their plea for senior members to
In January 1975 I joined the
squadron and became the first
aid instructor. Later I became
the senior programs officer. In
March 1978 I was chosen by the
staff members of the squadron
to be commander. Since taking
command, I am doing my best
with the assistance of other
senior members to make the'
squadron the best in the CAP


N a t i o n a l C o m m a n d e r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . rig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday, CAP
Executive Director .......................... Brig. Gen. Paul E. Gardner, USAF
Director of Information ........................... Lt. Col. Arthur W. Ahl, USAF
Editor .......................................................... MSgt. Hugh Borg, USAF
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NEW ADDITION -- SM Bill MacIntyre, commander of the Glouster Point Sr. Sq. (Virginia
Wing) stands by the L-19 Bird Dog aircraft that he and other squadron members repainted and
equipped for search and rescue work. The aircraft was acquired from the Army aeroclub at
the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland by the Virginia Wing and assigned to the squadron.
It is now equipped with civilian radios, a CAP communications system and direction finding
equipment for emergency locator transmitters.

C i v i l A i r P a t r o l N e w s d o e s n o t p u b l i s h a n y c o m m e r c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g . H o w e v e r, i t d o e s p u b l i s h
official notices from its own Education Materials Center (Bookstore).
Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Air Force or any
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POSTMASTER: Please send Form 3579 to HQ. CAP-USAF/DPD,
Maxwe(I AFB, Ala. 36112.
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Feature Of
r Force
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio In an out-of-theway alcove on a kind of mezzanine here at the Air Force
Museum, you will find Civil Air Patrol's display, or the
main part of it.
Located nearby is another part -- a completely
restored Piper J-3 "Cub" airplane suspended from the
ceiling over the main floor of the museum. The plane
proudly wears its World War ll-type CAP insigma,
numbers and yellow paint.
Hundreds of Civil Air Patrol members come to the
museum each year, to wander through its corridors,
marvelling at the approximately 130 old aircraft and
missiles, and reading the plaques and descriptions of the
exhibits. They stop and examine the hundreds of odds
and ends of military aviation equipment, everything
from bombsights to band instruments, and move on,
overwhelmed by the variety.
There is so much of it, in fact, that the mind cannot
really comprehend it all. There are so many aircraft that
there is not room to display them all in the present
building. Some are on display in another building approximately one-quarter mile away.
They also come to see the Civil Air Patrol exhibit. The
members are proud of their organization, proud of its
history, proud of its accomplishments, proud to be a part
of it. So they look forward to seeing the CAP part of the
museum and seek it out. Then they stand and stare at it,
walk around it, and read the wording.
In addition to the little yellow airplane, the Civil Air
Patrol exhibit consists of a display stand or island which
is 8 feet long, 32 inches wide and 7 feet high. On one side
of this module are mounted historic photographs of CAP
activities. On the other side is CAP's "Hall of Honor" -a series of bas-relief sculptures which honor the men and
women who were instrumental in founding Civil Air
Patrol or in its development over the years. The two
narrow ends of the display consist of glassed-in cases
holding two old uniforms and some miscellaneous items.
Visitors find it interesting but, for many, there is a
feeling of having been let down. Somehow, it doesn't
quite measure up to what they had expected. "I was disappointed," some may say. "Why don't they jazz up the
display," others may ask. Still others will add, "The uniforms are wrong," or, "The ribbons are not correct."
Museum personnel are sort of hurt by these remarks,
but maybe the CAP members' feeling are natural. They
have been so educated in Civil Air Patrol's ac-



PIPER CUB -- World War II Civil Air Patrol aircraft is suspended over main display area at the Air
Force Museum.
complishments, especially in World War II, and the
years since that they expect to find the organization's
history reflected to a much greater degree in the display.
Probably the feeling is a kind of psychological reaction
to the mass of Air Force items on display in the museum.
After seeing this endless array of Air Force
memorabilia, the CAP display seems small and inconsequential. But, there could be more CAP items on display.
So, why doesn't the Air Force museum display more
CAP items? Is that all there is? Unfortunately, at
present, that's the way it is. There isn't any more to
show. But even though it is the Air Force Museum,
devoted to Air Force history, museum personnel want to
give more space to a CAP display -- if there were
anything to display.
And that is where you come in. The museum will never
have any more Civil Air Patrol memorabilia to put on
display until CAP members donate suitable items to the
Do you have any such items in your attic? Stored away
in an old trunk? Treasured items you meant to keep as
long as you live? If so, you may, by keeping them, be
depriving other members of Civil Air Patrol and the
general public of an opportunity to see them and learn
more about this organization.
But do not rush out and mail them to the museum !
If you have any such items related to Civil Air Patrol
history, you should first find out if the museum can use
them. Any suggestions, items, photos, artifacts, or personal memorabilia should first be offered in writing to
determine the museum's interest.

Address your letter, offering the items, to:
Mr. Royal D. Frey, Curator
USAF Museum
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433.
What the museum is really looking for are personal
kinds of items that can be related to a historic date, time
and place. These items make for a much more interesting exhibit than simply showing a uniform, a tech
order or a manual.
Donors in the past have given items from an aircraft
used on an historic mission, a set of orders related to an
important event, a photograph taken at an opportune
historic moment, etc. Documentation of items offered
to the museum are important.
If you have any such items you would like to donate to
the museum, describe them fully in your letter, their
date, the occasion they were used, etc. And, to repeat:
Don't mail anything to the museum (except your letter)
until it is asked for?
And if you do end up donating an interesting item to the
museum, don't expect to run up next week and see it on
display. It takes a considerable amount of time, planning, development and manpower to bring an interesting
exhibit into being, according to museum personnel,
sometimes up to five years.
In the final analysis, the only way to "jazz up" the
CAP display at the Air Force Museum is for CAP
members to come up with meaningful artifacts they are
willing to donate. Do you have any such items?
Only you can help !




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CAP DISPLAY -- Side and one end ot CAP display at the Air Force Museum.
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HALL OF HONOR -- The other side of the display module holds CAP's "Hall
of Honor." The display module is 8 feet long, 32 inches wide and 7 feet high.




NEC A dopts Updated Ground. Te a m P o l i c y
Lt. Col., USAF
Chief, SAR Activities
The search and rescue mission
is not over until the rescue is
complete, but how many survivors of crashed aircraft are
rescued using CAP aircraft. In
virtually every instance, some
ground team must make contact
with the survivors on the ground.
Recent experience has shown
that CAP ground teams also be
excellent search teams. More
than 60 percent of aircraft
crashes have poor weather as a
contributing factor, and this
poor weather hinders our airborne search efforts. In addition
to weather problems, dense
ground cover and other factors

reduce aircrew search effectiveness.
Frequently a ground team
must react quickly, at night and
in marginal weather to locate,
assist and rescue the survivors.
An excellent example of this is
the airliner crash in Colorado in
early December 1978.
Air search was impossible and
ground teams on tracked
vehicles located the crash site
using held ELT direction finding
equipment. CAP ground teams
joined forces with other ground
units and were credited with 21
saves. (See news story, page 1)
Without a properly trained,
equipped and available ground
team, we can perform less than
one-half of our volunteer SAR
missions. Every CAP air search
unit should have an excellent

working relationship with a
qualified ground team.
At its meeting in December
the NEC adopted an updated
Civil Air Patrol policy concerning ground teams. The reason
for detailing CAP policy concerning ground teams is to
emphasize the importance of the
ground team to our emergency
services mission.
One of the more important
policy statements stresses the
need for CAP ground teams to
work closely with the properly
constituted authorities responsible for search and rescue and
disaster relief. The governing
body of CAP acknowledges that
many other agencies and
organizations are responsible for
and involved with ground
operations. All CAP air, ground
and communications must work
closely with these other agencies.
B a s i c a l l y, t h e p o l i c y
statements reinforce the
recognition of the CAP ground
team as a full partner on the
emergency services team. Air
operations, communications,
mission planning and operations
are all essential to prosecute
effectively an emergency services mission.
Other specific points made in
the corporate policy statement
concerning ground teams are"
Ground operations officers
will be appointed on the same
level as flight operations ofricers;
Corporate, wing and unit
support for the ground teams
will be directed toward assisting
the ground team in securing the
personnel and equipment needed
to perform their life-saving mission;
Ground teams will conform
to performance standards establist'.ed by CAP and local agencies responsible for search and
Senior members and cadets
may participate in the ground
team program. Both will be required to meet the same performance standards;

Mission coordinators (MC)
will exercise operational control
o v e r a l l C A P f o r c e s . Te a m
leaders will keep the MC informed of their location and
Each team member will be
equipped and prepared to spend
at least 24 hours in the field when
participating in emergency service missions;
Ground team members
should complete the Red Cross
Standard First Aid Course or a
more advanced state or federally certified emergency medical
treatment course.
The full llst of policies will
be included in emergency services manuals.
The federal government is
consolidating the disaster relief
agencies into one Federal
Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA). With the
reorganization of the federal
agencies, there is a move to establish a local and national
emergency services system able
to respond to all hazards, from
local emergencies to nuclear attack. Civil Air Patrol has much
to offer and can expect an expanded role in disaster relief and
civil defense.
Preliminary contact with personnel involved with establishing
FEMA indicates a strong interest in using CAP air, ground
and communications units for
damage assessment and implementing crises relocation
plans, as well as performing disaster relief activities. There will

be a growing need for trained
ground personnel to assist in the
relocation of personnel from our
cities when threatened by
nuclear attack. CAP is working
with FEMA personnel and with
the major air commands to
determine exactly which missions CAP can best perform in
time of war.
If CAP is going to be actively
involved in emergency services,
well-trained and properly
equipped air and ground units
must be available for a wide
range of peacetime and wartime

Hillsboro Seniors
Tour Tampa
Control Tower
TA M PA , F l a . - - M e m b e r s
of Hillsboro 1 Sr. Sq. (Florida
Wing) toured the control
t o w e r a t Ta m p a I n t e r national Airport. The tour included a briefing and a discussion of the radar control
room by controller Ron
Levesque showed how the
scopes were bused to track
aircraft in the sector.
The tour concluded with
two films showing controllers
working with airline pilots
and general aviation pilots.

New York Group Hosts Canadians
ROSLYN, N.Y. -- Members of
the Nassau County Group (New
York Wing) recently had the opportunity of comparing their
lifestyle with that of another
cadet group when they played
hosts to Squadron 735 of the
Royal Canadian Air Cadets.
The Canadian guests and their
hosts were taken on a tour of
N e w Yo r k C i t y w h e r e t h e y
visited the Statue of Liberty and
the World Trade Center. said 2nd
Lt. Richard A. Calma, group in-

formation officer.
The final activity of the visit
was a military ball prepared especially for the Canadian
visitors. The Canadians
presented a plaque with the
American and Canadian flags
and the group and squadron
patches. It was handmade in
needlepoint by the mother of one
of the Canadian girls.
In the spring the Canadian
squadron will host cadets from
the Nassau Group.

Apply Now For 114 CE Next Year
National Commander invites M1
eligible cadets and senior
members to apply for the International Air Cadet Exchange
(IACE). The 1979 IACE will take
place from July 22 to Aug. 9,1979.
Cadets and escorts from 13
countries will participate. The
countriesare Austria, Belgium,
Canada, France, 'Germany,
Great Britain, Israel, the
Netherlands, Norway, Portugal,

Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
How do you qualify for IACE?
The following is the criteria established for Cadet participants:
1. Age is 17-20 during the period
of the exchange.
2. Earhart Award winner as
shown on the membership list.
3. Approved by squadron, wing
and region commanders.
4. Never have participated in
IACE before.

5. Be available for the 19 days
6. Requirement to spend $250$400 for IACE uniforms and incidentals.
Escort app!icants must meet
the criteria outlined in CAPM 5016, Chapter 17.
If you qualify and wish to participate in the 1979 IACE, please
clip the coupon below and mail it,
postmarked no later than Jan.
15, 1979.

Maxwell AFB, Ala. 36112
Please send APPLICATION PACKAGE for 1979 lACE
for( ) Escort ( ) Cadet to:

sustained in CAP activities. The latter
you give your support
more detailed information, be sure to consult
tax counsellor or a representative of the IRS:
You can
Air Patrol. Just remember:
Make sure they are valid deductions;
apporting records and documents.





letin Cont'd (D
hing that is happening in his or her own unit but what is being planned as well. That is, the
~o know how each member is progressing in the unit and their present involvement in the prois who is being promoted, who is scheduled to receive an award, what activities are being
e next week, and everything that is of some significance to the organization.

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aformed, however, is only one of the many functions that the unit IO needs to perform. Bee information is received, the IO has to decide whether such information should be translocal media; whether such disemination should be made to newspapers, radio, TV, or the wire
er the local media should be invited to get the information directly or news releases need to
vhether photographs need to be included, and whether such information be sent out immedid back for distribution at a later time.
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ies, then, that for an Information Officer to be effective, he or she should be highly informed
ppening within the unit and be able to get it out into the community in an effective manner.
next time you want your unit IO to get information out to the local media, make sure you
icated all the information which is needed to do an effective job and such information is
I early enough to permit its transmittal to the local media at the right time and in the fight
~r yet, if you are a unit commander, make sure everybody in the unit is also aware what it
unit IO to do an effective job. Good IO work is, after all, a matter of teamwork. And teamhe Civil Air Patrol is all about!
- - Borrowed from Peninsula Group 2
(California Wing) "Flyer"


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il will not reach this office one single minute sooner. In fact, sending mail this way slows

A few of you older types may recall an old TV game show
called "Who Do You Trust?" The contestant had to decide
whether to trust his own judgement or rely on that of his partner. Benefits derived depended entirely upon the judgement
of the contestant. Flying is like that, especially if you are
flying with someone you don't know and, oftentimes, when
you fly with someone you know. I learned early in my career
to question the ability of (and to watch very, very closely)
anyone who brags about their pilot skills. As a result of a
few bad experiences with some pilots and perhaps from many
hours as an instructor I ALWAYS guard the controls during
critical phases of flight and will not/do not hesitate to take
control of the aircraft if the situation warrants. It is utterly
inconceivable to me that a pilot will sit idly by and allow
another pilot to put the aircraft in an untenable position - and yet, it happens all too often. There are mishaps on
record where pilots sat like mushrooms while their fellow
pilot flew the bird into the ground short of the runway,
even though the bad approach was noted long beforehand
and a safe recovery could have been made. There is a moral
here, who do you trust? My answer is "NO ONE. DON'T"
BE A MUSHROOM"! If something is going wrong, don't
just watch it happen - - do something! It may be nothing
more than telling the other pilot that a problem is developing.
As in the TV game sl~ow, your "reward" depends on your

.,nd your correspondence by Registered Mail, you will, of course, know that it got here - - but
roger. If you send it Special Delivery, you have wasted your money since there is no Special
ce on military bases (such as Maxwell AFB).

(A modified article reprinted from "Food for Thought."
HQ ATC, Randolph AFB, TX, October 1978)

.ON NEWSLETTERS. For a long time, we at National Headquarters/OII have been trying to
dron information officers (and those at group and wing level) to publish a unit newsletter for
"their own members - - on a regular basis. We are gratified to note that our mission has been
; and we are receiving more of them than ever for our review.
~e not publishing a newsletter for your own squadron (or group or wing), start one now.
Ls quite as effective for keeping your own members informed and aware of what is going on - a good one.
ot have to be elaborate to be effective and you do not have to be a newspaper reporter or edi one. A simple, cleanly printed page or two, Idled with news, is the most effective kind.
lr newsletter, single-space (NOT double - - that is a waste of space). DO NOT TYPE IN ALL
TTERS LIKE THIS. (That is too hard to read and people will simply throw it aside.) Use
the paper, if at all possible. (Paper is getting more and more expensive and harder to get.
ne side of the paper is a waste of paper.) Don't waste space and time on "curie pie" little
~toons (same reason as above). Fill the space with news. Publish your newsletter on a regt least once a month, but once a week if possible.
Send a copy of your newsletter to: HQ CAP-USAF/OII, Maxwell AFB AL 36112, WHEN IT
~D (not six months from now). If you do, it will help your wing gain points in the WEEP. OII
MAIL. From time to time, the Office.of Information at National Headquarters receives
~orts, or other correspondence, sent by Special Delivery or Registered Marl.
:e is: DON'T DO IT!I

'P 66, "National Cadet Competition," December 1978. Supersedes CAPP 66, "National Cadet
" May 1975.
'P 265-3, "Values for Living," 1 November 1978.



ER, Lt Col, USAF


WEEP Item 11 requests an annual inventory of emerformgencYth/sserviceSinventory,pers°nnelsim andle equipment. To help ou
sent to each unit on I p Work~eets were deve y ./~r0 January lu.~n..,
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,~atmna/ Headquarters earl use the information to p/an
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Federal Aviation Administration
Western Region
There was an air of excitement aboard the
Piper Cherokee as it lifted off from Santa
Monica Airport en route to Las Vegas. The two
youngJcoupl'es had been looking forward to their
holiday for many months. Little did they guess
that fate would intervene and, instead of
challenging Lady Luck at the dice tables, they
would be the subjects of a massive search and
rescue operation involving many public agencies -- but chief among them the Civil Air
Patrol and the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA). The relationship between the CAP and
the FAA is a close and lasting one -- but,
meanwhile, back to our story ....
When the Cherokee failed to arrive at its
destination, friends in Las Vegas contacted the
FAA Flight Service Station (FSS). The FSS
began the search by determining that the pilot
had filed a flight plan and checking back along
the proposed flight route for possible stopping
points. When contacting these airports produced negative results, the FSS notified the Air
Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) at
Scott AFB, Ill., which then alerted the California Wing.

RADARSCOPE -- This FAA radarscope shows transponder discreet squawk codes. Such data tells a radar
controller who you are, where you are and what altitude you are flying. All the pilot needs to do is turn on the
transponder switch and ask the controller for radar advisories.

CAP mission coordinators, working closely
with FAA Data Systems specialists at Los
Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center, discovered that, not only did the Cherokee pilot
have a working emergency locator transmitter
(ELT), but he had received a discreet transponder code from FAA controllers. This was
good news. It allowed the Interim Track
Analysis Program (ITAP) to be used. This
procedure makes use of computer stored radar
data to trace the path of an aircraft. The technique is most effective if the aircraft is equipped
with an activated transponder and squawking a
discreet code given by a controller. Use of the
ITAP program in the Western Region has
enabled many a CAP mission search pilot to
quickly zero in on the probable location of a
downed aircraft.
The occupants of the lost Cherokee were
lucky this time. The aircraft was spotted in a
canyon by a searching CAP aircraft and the
local authorities notified. The Las Vegas-bound
party is alive today, thanks to the cooperative
and concentrated efforts of CAP and FAA.
CAP Works With FAA
CAP mission coordinators work very closely
with FAA Center specialists in utilizing ITAP.
Both Los Angeles and Oakland Centers have
held several meetings with California Wing
SAR people, giving briefings and conducting
tours throughout the Centers.
CAP is well aware of the contributions of the
FAA Western Region. Last year, the California
Wing and the U.S. Air Force Aerospace ReScue
and Recovery Service (ARRS) presented the
FAA Western Region Headquarters with a plaque
and citation "for outstanding contributions in
perfecting the use of computer stored radar
tapes as a significant aid in locating missing
aircraft in air search operations within the
Western Region area, and continued support to
expand this capability by the USAF Inland SAR
Contrary to what some may think, little
planes are NOT constantly getting lost or falling out of the sky in California. It could look
that way to someone unaware that not only does
California now have the highest population in
the nation (reported to be 21.9 million), it also
has more general aviation aircraft than any
other state. It is a fact that aviation activity is
extremely heavy in the sunshine state.

HIGH SPEED PRINTER -- Don Chaffee, a data systems specialist at the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic
Control Center in Palmdale, Calif., right, explains the high speed printer equipment on which Interim Track
Analysis Program (ITAP) data is displayed to members of the California Wing staff during a recent tour of
the FAA facilities.

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million passengers -- California has almost 17
percent of all general aviation aircraft, 13 percent of all pilots, eight percent of all airports,
and averages 16 percent of all search and
rescue hours flown. Of the 10 busiest airports
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and five of those are in Southern
(Orange County, Van Nuys, Long
orrance and Los Angeles). The sixth
San Jose.
yonder, then, that there is so much
involvement in the FAA Western
lhich covers the three states of Califor.
,ha and Nevada.
rch and rescue is only one facet of the
L marriage. It is, in fact, rare to find
ent of the FAA that is not involved in
/ with the activities of the Civil Air
ith our identical missions of aviation
i the fostering of civil aviation, it is in:hat our paths continually cross and


AR pilots have taken advantage of the
"ieflng sessions offered by FAA air
:fifties in Operation Rain Check, a 12se in the l~rinciples of air traffic con:h is offered to all general aviation
t Los Angeles Center alone, the
was so popular that 28 search and
ssion pilots from CAP Squadron 129 in
Calif., had to wait over three months
~ilable class. It is rare to find an air
.~ility that has not had some involveL Civil Air Patrol.
kA Flight Standards Division is esavolved with CAP pilots in airmen cer, pilot education meetings and the ac.~vention program. Chuck Johnson, ac'evention specialist at San Jose, is
f flight standards people who work
'ith CAP. Johnson received a special
~e CAP California Wing conference in
3is year for his assistance to CAP.
~ndards personnel also frequently
check rides to CAP mission pilots
upgrade qualifications or to maintain
rency. Where possible, CAP cadets
~mpanied FAA accident investigation
assist in crowd control and frequently
.'cident prevention specialists and
s in setting up pilot safety meetings.
~adets help the FAA specialist with
the time-consuming details of such
and the cadets themselves also
learning about aviation safety from
s and by having personal contact with
Leir communities.
Cadets Conduct Survey
and again in 1975, CAP cadets proved
'th, both to the FAA and to their
~AP was asked to assist the FAA in
g a nationwide survey of general aviaand aircraft activity. CAP accepted
;nge and CAP cadets throughout the
;isted in gathering data which proved
) FAA and to the aviation community.
.~rvice, the FAA gave CAP the presenf FA A ' s h i g h e s t a w a r d - - t h e
',hed Service Award!
~r -- 1978 -- FAA has again asked for
;tance with a similar general aviation
d, as in the past, CAP cadets performual duties.
lved interviewing general aviation
some 300 airports across the country
I aircraft-pilot activity information
:ing aircraft and pilot profiles and
g new profiles.
;ted of counting airport traffic to inairport traffic density by airport
s. The results will be used for
g traffic density between airports and
; total general aviation operations.
} cadets participated in this survey.
; of aircraft is, of course, vital to
tivities. Many CAP pilots use their
aft, but some of the equipment is
y the Air Force, These aircraft must
:ificated for civilian use. In this
the FAA Western Region Aircraft
ng Division lends CAP a hand. Alan
/iation safety inspector with the Los

Angeles Aircraft Engineering District Office, is
one of the FAA people CAP personnel call on
when they need certification help. Griggs
recently returned from a trip to Tucson where
he inspected an Air Force aircraft donated to
CAP. Thanks to Griggs' efforts, the aircraft
now boasts an airworthiness certificate in its
Aerospace Education
The aerospace education program is a big
part of the CAP mission -- and also an on-going
function of the FAA. The Western Region of
FAA has designated 23 aviation education
specialists to carry out the mandate from
Congress under Public Law 94-353. The
Regional Public Affairs Office and these
specialists have distributed many thousands of
pieces of literature to Civil Air Patrol for use in
their CAP-sponsored aviation/aerospaoe education workshops for teachers and school administrators.
In addition, the FAA has participated in these
workshops offering assistance and guidelines in
setting up aerospace education programs in
local school districts and CAP units. It is rare
for CAP to conduct a workshop program
without inviting FAA personnel to take a part.
A mutual admiration society? No, just mutual
dedication toward common goals of fostering
civil aviation and contributing toward the
development of America's youth.
I n t h e C A P / FA A m a r r i a g e , a s i n a n y
relationship, it is the people who make it work.
From the earliest lighthouse service days, FAA
personnel have also given a full share of their
time and talents to assist lost or downed airmen
and to aid in the search and rescue of others lost
or in distress. Since the beginnings of Civil Air
Patrol, CAA/FAA personnel have volunteered
to fly with the CAP as pilots and observers, or
to work as radio operators and members of the
various ground support units.
Personal Involvement
For some FAA people, involvement with CAP
is on a more personal basis. Take the story of
Ken Shake, now assistant public affairs officer
with the FAA Northwest Region in Seattle. In
the years following World War II, Shake was a
flight service station specialist at Prescott,
Ariz., and also commanding officer of CAP's
Yavapai Group. In those days, personnel of the
Prescott FSS were the operating backbone of
the CAP's search and rescue activities in north
central Arizona.
Serving the mile-high city of Prescott, the
municipal airport was the operating base for
the Prescott CAP Squadron and is home of the
FAA's Prescott FSS. Lt. Col. Ken Shake, CAP,
remembers how it was during the winter of 1952
when Operation Snowbound was enacted.
In Shake's own words, "Storm warnings were
being broadcast as hundreds of eager, redshirted nimreds scattered out through the
timbered Arizona highlands from the Tonto
Basin of Zane Grey fame, along the rugged
Mogollon Rim to the high San Francisco Peaks
near Flagstaff. The opening day of the elk
hunting season, Nov. 15, 1952, saw the start of
an early winter storm that unexpectedly
dumped more than 30 inches of heavy, wet snow
on hunters' camps, trapping more than 1,000
hunters and signaling the start of Operation
Snowbound-- a massive search and rescue
operation by Arizona Wing and Prescott
Squadron. Five men lost their lives...but 200
persons were either rescued or directly assisted
by the CAP aircraft that flew 121 flight hours on
53 search missions from the airports of Winslow
and Prescott."
Shake was the leader of a team of FAA
employees who devoted hundreds of hours of
volunteer efforts to help rescue the lost hunters.
The Prescott CAP team consisted of 25 men and
women, including six FAA personnel of the
Prescott FSS. Among them were former FSS
chief A1 Potter, Leonard Jacobs, Ben Dillon,
George Day and Earl "Ed" Dunahay. Shake's
wife, Doris, operated the CAP Group's base

radio station when she was not flying as a CAP
observer in one of the search aircraft.
Later, for his role in Operation Snowbound
and for leading the search and rescue activities
of CAP in northern Arizona from December
1948 until December 1953, Shake was awarded
the CAP's Exceptional Service Medal.
Milford Poss0n, Aviation Safety Inspector at
the FAA Van Nuys (Calif.) General Aviation
District office, remembers how it was in the
very early days of CAP. He was an aircraft
mechanic during the CAP Coastal Patrol 21
from June to August 1943, holding the grade of
master sergeant. Those were the days when
Nazi U-boats were invading our inshore waters
and CAP pilots took on the task of discouraging
them. There were 67 men and eight women at
CAPCP 21. Their former occupations included
undertaker, tobacco salesman, furniture
merchant, carpenters, plumbers, artist,
photographer, liquor salesman, photo-engraver,
accountant, policeman, lawyer, electrician,
doctor, oil burner maintenance expert, and garage mechanics. They were old and young, rich
and poor. "Flying Minutemen" they were
called, but because of strict military secrecy,
few Americans knew the extent to which their
lives were being protected by the CAP Coastal
But -- Posson was there -- and he
remembers. "I was only a mechanic, but glad
to have had a part in CAP operations during that
critical period."
Edward Deziel, retired FAA employee now
living in Las Vegas, was a member of CAP
while assigned as chief of the Salinas facility in
the 1950s, and flew on many official SAR exercises as a command pilot. Deziel was also
credited with one save for locating and circling
over a man lying face down 200 yards off Moss
Landing Beach in California, thus enabling the
sheriff's department to rescue the victim.
Two Tower Chiefs
Paul Schultz, now FAA tower chief at Fresno,
Calif., has been active with CAP as a search
pilot and has participated in many search and
rescue missions throughout central California.
Robert Lewis, air traffic control specialist at
the Phoenix FSS, has his own story to tell. "I
joined CAP as a cadet in January 1946. I was
issued the Exceptional Service Award in 1947
for work on the Vanport Flood at Portland, Ore.
As a cadet I was chosen in 1949 for an exchange
program and was sent to France for glider
training in the French Alps, and soloed in a
World War II German glider. I am a lieutenant
colonel and have held positions at squadron
level up to commander, at group level, and I
spent three years in Nevada Wing as deputy of
material. I have been a member of Oregon,
Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and
Nevada Wings, and I am now in Group 2 of the
Arizona Wing. I am a senior pilot and have over
350 search and rescue missions and have been
mission coordinator on three large air searches
in Nevada. In 1966, I attended the FAA/CAP
pilot standardization course at the FAA Flight
Standards School in Oklahoma City. I now have
a Cessna 195 that I use on search and rescue
Mike Wandrick, chief of the Orange County
Tower in Santa Ana, Calif., was an officer/pilot
in the Pueblo, Colo., CAP in the 1950s and
taught air navigation to cadets. The FAA
recognizes that the cadet program -- the encouragement and development of leadership
qualitites in America's youth -- is a very important part of the CAP/FAA mission, and FAA
flight service station personnel frequently offer
their time and talents for this worthy endeavor.
Former Cadet
Erv Gallagher, now principal operations inspector with the FAA San Jose General Aviation District office, first joined CAP as a cadet
more than 30 years ago in Phoenix, Ariz. He
was the Arizona winner in national competition
to the Canadian Cadet Exchange Program,

s e r v e d a s A r i z o n a W i n g s t a ff a s s i s t a n t
electronics officer, squadron commander, and
has flown in many search and rescue missions.
He even was responsible for introducing Jay
Adsen, FAA chief of the Western Region Air
Transportation Security Division, into the ranks
of CAP. Adsen became Gallagher's educational
officer with the Albuquerque (N.M.) Squadron,
moving up to become squadron commander
when Gallagher left the post.
Anderson Davie of Paso Robles FAA Flight
Service Station has very personal feelings about
the CAP and explains the reasons for his
enthusiastic support of CAP."'I joined the CAP
in my freshman year of high school through the
recommendations of a family friend. I spent
five years as a CAP cadet, into my sophomore
year of college, and I'm grateful for what the
organization has done for me. Being raised
around Newark, N.J., doesn't give one a very
rosy or broad exposure to what the world has to
offer. Civil Air Patrol did this for me. During
this period I developed a very keen interest in
aviation. Among other awards, I received a
cadet commission and attended the FAA oriontation program through the CAP at Oklahoma
City in 1963."
This was Davie's first exposure to the FAA.
He then went on to finish college and served
time in the Air Force. He didn't come to FAA
until he had accumulated 6,000 hours of flying
time and, by now, he had also earned his
master's degree in business administration.
Davie is jL~stly proud of his accomplishments
and quick to give credit to his early training in
CAP. "I know that CAP was probably the
greatest single directing influence in my life at
that time."
Frequency Management
The FAA Airway Facilities people have had
their hand in helping CAP too. To become
proficient in locating ELT emissions from
downed aircraft, CAP needed training. Use of
emergency frequency 121.5 MHz was not practical since the training mission would block
monitoring of the emergency frequencies
(121.5/243.0 MHz), as well as render the channel
useless for real emergencies in the general
John Kemper, chief of the frequency management staff at the FAA Western Regional Headquarters, came up with an answer to the
problem. "We suggested using an adjacent frequency, such as 121.6 or 121.65 MHz, subject to
our ensuring no interference would be caused to
FAA ground control operations on these frequencies. CAP local wings procured speciallybuilt ELTs as suggested, but still required was
the Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) License or special temporary authority
for each test."
FAA frequency management people worked
with FCC to set up a special procedure. After
initial authorization by FCC, the CAP tests
could be conducted requiring only coordination
w i t h t h e l o c a l R e g i o n a l FA A f r e q u e n c y
management for each test. In the Western
Region, this has been reduced to a minimum.
One telephone call from CAP to the frequency
management is all that is required. A frequency
check assures no interference will result. They
request that CAP advise the nearest FSS before
and after the test to avoid confusion by anyone
hearing the ELT, and FAA authorizes the test.
Usual time: 60 seconds! Quite a contrast from
the original FCC requirements which took two
to three weeks and several letters.
Cooperation, coordination, working closely
together toward common goals -- this, then, is
the story of the CAP/FAA marriage. As in any
good marriage, however, there are bound to be
differences of opinion -- especially when there
are more than 115,000 people involved (55,000
FAA; 60,000 CAP). Both CAP and FAA personnel voluntarily put aside any personal
differences they might have for the vital mission before them -- the selfless dedication to
saving lives and promoting aviation safety -"That Others May Live."
It is a marriage that works and we look
~forward to many anniversaries.








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Staff College (NSC) will

1. NATIONAL STAFF COLLEGE DATES ANNOUNCED. The 1979 is prerequisite for all CAP mereconvene at Maxwell AFB, AL 30 June - 7 July 1979. Region Staff College National
bers except majors and above, and unit commanders. Deadline for application is Friday, 27 April.
plications must be submitted through CAP channels on CAP Form 17 to CAP National HQ/TTN, Bldg TTN
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112, Attn: Mr. McCraney.
alton Award will be discontinued begin.
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National Executive Committee 2 December 1978.
3. COMPLIMENTARY COPIES OF MAPS. The Defense Mapping Agency is forwarding complimentary
copies of obsolete relief maps to a random selection of CAP units. The maps are intended for training in
map reading, wing/weather depiction, etc., not for flight planning. Extra copies of the maps should be
forwarded to your next higher headquarters for use or distribution to other units.

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1 November 1978, does
4. CAPP 265-3, "VALUES FoR LIVING." CAPP 265-3, "Values for Living;'
not supersede any pamphlet but is the latest edition of the "Values for Living" pamphlet series which in
subsequent years will be numbered CAPP 265-4, CAPP 265-5, etc. All editions of the "Values for Living"HC
pamphlets may be utilized ha the moral leadership program of Civil Air Patrol. Previous editions are not
obsolete and will be used until the supply is exhausted.
1979, the National Chaplain Newsletter
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INFORlVlATIODNREsS SLIDE IS BACK. You can again request a 35ram color slide with your unit name
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The unit address slide can be used at the end of the television film spots produced by National Headquarters which have the national headquarters address. Some local TV stations might be willing to donate
the extra five or six seconds of air time to punch up your local unit address. Your unit address slide can
also be used with the "CAP Story" slide presentation or with CAP slides you may have set up in a display
booth at a fair or shopping mall exhibit.
Print the name of your unit, address and ZIP code in your request. If there is room, we will also inchide a telephone number. We reserve the right to make abbreviations so the information will fit the slide
format. Requests will be handled on a first come basis. Allow four to five weeks for your order to be
processed. We will produce unit address slides only when we have enough to shoot a full 36-frame roll of
color film. Send HQ CAP.USAF/IOW, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112.
rmation Officer is not doing as well as you
_L_ :~ ,,,, interested in the welfare of
would like, do not be too hasty in your criticism or assume ttaat he or sac, .......
your organization. What you may be' failing to recognize is that the Information Officer function is probably the most difficult job anybody in Civil Air Patrol may be asked to perform.
Consider relationships, for instance. While most CAP members only have to worry about a limited
number of activities involving a limited number of individuals, the Information Officer has to be aware not

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"Happy Anniversary to the Civil
the Unit~ States is
milestone. Please ImSS to all Civil
Air Patrol members the best
wishes and thanks of the men and
women of Pacific Air Furces for a
fine ~ntribution to our country.'-

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personnel my best wishes On the

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aviation, theAir Force and our of
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past accomplishments and lock
total effort,
forward to sharing future ~r
"From the :men and women of
all: Air Force units in ~ska -Please lmss along my congratula- Happy Birthday."

"Congratulations to all members
of the Civil Air Patrol on their 37th
Anniversary. Your contributions to
the service of your country and the
Air Force are appreciated by all
Americans. The Logistics Com-

Lt. Gen. Raymond B~ Furlong
Commander ,
Air University

Three Charlotte Cadets
Earn Spaatz A wards
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Three
cadets from the 111th Air Rescue
and Recovery Cadet Sq. have
received the Civil Air Patrol's
Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award.
They are William D.
S c h e p p e g r e l l , L a u r i e W.
McClure and William C.
The awards were presented
during a ceremony held at a
meeting of the Piedmont
Chapter of the Air Force

Association. Maj. Gen. Leigh
Wade (USAF, Ret.), who was
one of the members of the first
around the world flight in 1924,
made the presentation.
The three cadets are still active in the squadron although all
three entered college last
fall. All three are student pilots
and have earned their wings in
the squadron's aircraft.
Scheppegrell is cadet commander of the squadron.

Meritorious Service

Charter Member Recognized
MOUNT DORA, Fla. -- Maj.
Ben Nation of Florida Wing's
Group 20 received the Civil Air
Patrol's Meritorious Service
Award at ceremonies during a
37th Anniversary banquet held at
St. Phillip Lutheran Church here
Dec. 3.
Nation, a charter member of
Civil Air Patrol, was one of the
original members of the
organization when it was formed

SPAATZ AWARDS -- Cadets William Scheppegrell and Laurie McClure, second and third
from left, pose with Col. Eugene Harwell, left, commander of the North Carolina Wing, and
Maj. David McGavoch, commander of the wing's Region 4, after receiving their Spaatz
Awards. Both cadets are from the lllth Air Rescue and Recovery Cadet Sq. of Charlotte, N.C.
Cadet William C. McGalliard of the same squadron is not shown but also earned the Spaatz

'Falcon Force' Now In Test Phase
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- The
test phase of CAP's FALCON
FORCE, briefed at the National
Convention in Phoenix, Ariz.,
was approved in December by
the National Executive
Headquarters urgently needs
help in locating and identifying
150 elementary and/or middle
schools containing grades 4-5-6
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tend to early fall 1979.

to serve as pilot schools for this
new and vital program.

CAP commanders with a
school described above in their
geographic area, and interested
are asked to complete the form
below and mail it at the earliest
possible moment to:

This aerospace education
program is study centered, conducted within the school
classrooms by the teacher.
Public, private and parochial
schools are acceptable.

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Lester W. Snyder ....... 40001
Alden L. House ......... 40031
Andre E. Ebaben ....... 42187
Janet K, Ebaben ............. 42187
John W. Houser ......... 46010
William K. Young ....... 47040
Roger M. Baxter Jr ...... 34001
Baraba N. Bueneman .... 36065
Richard J, Curran ....... 94000




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Miriam E1Witkin ..... 06001
Joseph B. Witkin ...... 06001
Alton D. Anderson .... 08001
Robert A. Croft ....... 08001
Frances L, Dorough . ., 08001
Doris M. Anderson ...... 08006
Florence C, Steotman ... 08032
Geraldine L. Thompson .. 08032
Monty R. Thompson ..... 08032




Dec. 1, 1941, said Capt. Virginia
Ingle of the Mid-Florida Cadet
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dedicated service to the Civil Air
Patrol, she said.
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Mary Lou Marshall ...... 05116
Beverly J. Pitts ......... 07006
Gary bl, Pitts ........... 07006
John H. Stootman ....... 08032
Gerald T. Gardner ...... 08425
Charles W. Smith Jr ..... 08326
Alice P. Tucker ......... 15035
Nathaniel L. Tucker ..... 15035
James L. Gilmore ....... 18001

Edward E, Cartledge .... 20185
William E. Mendoza ..... 20240
Earlene B. Butler ....... 25001
Sherman P. Tynes ...... 25017
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James E. Trotman ..... 25053
Michael F. Hayes ..... 37106
Lester W. Snyder ..... 40001
Alden H. House ....... 40031
Robert C. Dunn ....... 41094

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Pilot Tells Cadets To Be Re,ldy For Reali y
Rochester (N.H.) Courier
June 25 of this year Steven
Green and a longtime friend took
off in their single engine plane
for a routine flight over the
mountainous area that surrounds Ossipee. The sky was
cloudless and the winds light.

Within minutes this routine
training and photographic flight
would turn into a nightmare that
left one man dead and the second
with two broken legs that made
going for help impossible.

Sunday, June 25. was a clear
day, and Green, in his capacity
as a flight instructor, wanted to
take one last flight before going
home. The single-engine

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- These winter survival
situations have been prepared by survival experts at the Air Force
Academy. Each is in the form of a multiple choice question, with the
best answer explained.

Situation One
It is late January and you and two companions have snowshoed
above the tree line on a remote mountain in Northern Colorado. The
three of you have been taking photographs of the picturesque landscape spread below.
You were hoping to get some shots of the sunset, but the skies have
become overcast and the wind has increased in velocity.
The three of you decide to start back. It will take you about an hour
to get back to the' tree line and about three hours to reach your
After 15 minutes on the trail, the winds have increased and blowing
snow is causing "whiteout" conditions. The temperature has also
dropped drastically.
You and your companions realize that you will have to set up
camp. You are well equipped and have a three-man tent. As you try
to erect the tent, the wind velocity has increased to the point that it is
impossible to erect the tent.
A. Pack up your equipment and try to make it back to the tree
B. Build a snow wall upwind of your shelter site?
C. Look for a high snow drift and dig out a snow cave?
D. Pack up your equipment and walk with the wind to reduce the
wind chill factor?
Either alternative (B) or (C) could be a solution to the problem,
according to survival experts at the Air Force Academy. With the
snowshoes that you have to use as a digging or snow-cutting tool,
either alternative is feasible under certain snow conditions.
If a high drift of snow is available, Academy survival experts say
your best bet would be to dig a snow cave. If high snow drifts are not
available, you should cut snow blocks and construct a wall. This wall
should be positioned at a distance of about five to six feet upwind
from the shelter site. This technique is used by Antarctic expeditions
to counteract the effects of high winds.
Alternatives (A) and (D) are not feasible due to the whiteout conditions. Walking in these conditions could have you walking in circles
or over a ledge. The wind chill factors you are encountering make it
necessary for you to take shelter immediately.

Situation Two
It is a late afternoon. You and two companions have been deer
hunting since early morning. There is approximately two feet of
snow on the ground and it has been snowing lightly since noon, but
within the last 30 minutes the snowfall has increased to the point that
your visibility has been cut to about 50 yards. You have no compass,
but you know that you are only two miles from your camp. As you
continue, one of your companions begins to stagger and complains of
A. Let him rest and then continue on, assisting him as needed?
B. Sit down with him and send your other companion ahead to
scout out the way back to camp?
C. Start a fire, have him drink hot liquids, dry his clothes and set
up shelter for the night?
D. Start a fire, have him drink hot liquids, rest and then continue
According to survival experts at the Air Force Academy, action
(C) offers the best solution of the alternatives listed. Your companion is showing signs of hypothermia. He needs both protection and
treatment. Body heat must be maintained; give hot drinks (110
degrees). Protect clothing from the dampening effect of the snow,
which will prevent further heat loss. You and your other companion
could also he in danger of hypothermia. With a fire for heat, drying
clothes, hot drinks and a shelter for protection from the snow, you
should be able to sit out the night and the storm.
Actions (A), (B) and (D) could put you and your companions into a
most dangerous situation. The chances of hypothermia are high and
the chances of becoming lost are also high. Without some means of
navigating, even an experienced woodsman could become lost under
these conditions. Action (B) was the choice of three hunters which
resulted in two men dead and the third being found suffering from
hypothermia, frostbite and snow blindness.

Grumman-American aircraft
headed towards the Wolfeboro
airport where the instructor
simulated an engine failure.
That accomplished, he turned
the craft towards the mountains
around Ossipee to photograph
the area.
Half way up a ravine, the
plane suddenly hit a downdraft
and started going down. From
his initial height:of between 300
and 400 feet the plane had only
seconds before it struck the
"I hit the throttle and started
to turn to gain some control but
it didn't help," said Green. He
recalled saying to his partner,
"We're not going to make it."
"The next thing I knew was
that I was lying on the ground in
the leaves. My partner was still
in the plane, his legs trapped in
the wreckage. I couldn't move or
get off the ground and I didn't
understand why," said Green.
Shock from his broken legs and
other injuries made communicating with his friend most
incoherent, and shortly both fell
asleep. The friend with whom
Green had gone through high
school and the University of New
Hampshire never woke up.
Green related his story when
he spoke recently to the

Highlanders Comp. Sq. of Civil
Air Patrol stationed on
Rochester Hill.
The squadron was one of many
agencies involved in the two-day
search for the missing craft last
Green said that while he was
in CAP, he was involved in many
searches for downed pilots and
he had always felt that mishaps
like this one always happened to
the other guy.
He told the cadets that he
wanted to let them know what it
was like to suddenly find
yourself on the other end.

He offered the advice that
pilots should be ready to face the
reality that "it can happen to
me," and to prepare themselves
both mentally and physically for
the event should it happen to
Green said that the one lesson
he learned from the experience
w a s t o b e l i e v e i n r e a l i t y.
"Nature doesn't care whether
you perform or not. The world
will still continue and people will
still die in plane crashes." He
told the cadets that if they are
aware of what to expect during
these operations, they will be
able to face reality when they
become involved in the rescue.

He told the cadets to know
themselves, their limitations
and their equipment beforehand
and they will be able to handle
the situation to the best of their
Cadets were told what to expect when they were involved in
actual rescue operations. He
said that when he was found he
was half naked and flies covered
his wounds. "You should be
prepared for what you will be
finding," he told .the group.
"Things aren't very pretty or
neat and clean like you see on
television," he said.

Among the cadets were experienced pilots, and Green had
several points of advice to offer
them including the need he found
for water and for some type of
signaling device to aid would-be
Green was in the woods for
nearly 46 hours before
paramedics found him about 100
feet from the plane where he had
crawled on his hands and knees
trying to find water.
Paramedics worked hours to
get him ready for the helicopter
trip to a nearby airport. He was
later taken by ambulance to the
hospital where he was 25 days

RESCUED PILOT -- Steven Green left, the pilot rescued from the Ossipee Mountains this
summer, recalls some of the details of the rescue operations with members of the Highlanders
Comp. Sq. (New Hampshire Wing). Cadet Marian Croniu and the squadron commander, Lt.
Col. Samuel N. Gilmore, speak with him. (Rochester (N.H.) Courier Photo by Dick

CAP Becomes Sustaining Member
With Donation To Museum 'Friends'
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Civil
Air Patrol has become a sustaining member of the "Friends of
the Air Force Museum"
program through a donation to
the Air Force Museum Foundation.
The foundation itself was established in 1960 as a non-profit
organization to help provide
needed support for the Air Force
Museum at Wright-Patterson
AFB, Ohio. The foundation, in
fact, paid for the present
building occupied by the
This year the foundation established the "Friends"
program as a means of raising
needed additional funds. Cost to
join the program is only $10 for
an individual. (See news story on
page 5 of the December 1978

issue of Civil Air Patrol News. )
Civil Air Patrol's National Executive Committee voted, at its
regular meeting here in
December, to join the program.
Minutes of the meeting state
that the NEC "...supports the
Friends of the Air Force
Museum Program" and added
that individual CAP members
"...may contribute as they see
Civil Air Patrol members, as
well as the general public and
Air Force personnel, have been
invited to join the "Friends"
program. The museum itself includes a display devoted to CAP.
In other action at the NEC
meeting, Air Force Brig. Gen.
Paul E. Gardner, CAP executive
director, announced that the Air
Force Association has created a

n e w m e m b e r s h i p c a t e g o r y,
specifically that of "Cadet
Patron" which will be open to
cadet members of Civil Air
Patrol and of the Air Force
Junior ROTC. The cost to each
cadet will be $6.50 per year, half
that of the regular membership
The Air Force Association supports Civil Air Patrol activities
in a number of ways and many
local chapters provide
scholarships to CAP cadets. In
announcing the "Cadet Patron"
program, James H. Straubel, executive director of AFA, said:
"As always, the AFA remains
committed to a strong CAP in
support of the active-duty
search and rescue mission. We
hope this new step will
strengthen this bond.




Computer Search Programs Listed
By Lt. Col. Robert Mattson
This is a continuation of last
month's column concerning
computerizing search and
Each of the following
programs works well, but
someone knowledgeable about
SAR must enter the data and interpret the results. Computers
are dumb, so you must do the
thinking! But computers can
perform thousands of
calculations quickly and have
tremendous memories. Those
abilities can be very useful tools
for the knowledgeable mission
Some of the SAR computer
programs now available:
source listing) -- This program,
written in SWTPC 8K Basic, will
input latitude (degrees and
minutes) and longitude for two
points and then compute the true
bearing and distance between
these points. It was published in
the July 1977 issue of the
magazine BYTE and uses a
rather interesting synthesis of
the ARC SIN, ARC TAN and
ARC COS functions (SWTPC 8K
Basic does not normally support
these functions.) Author: Capt.
Rene Petit, CAP.
R J C A S P. B A S ( 3 K s o u r c e
listing) -- This SAR resource
allocation program uses rather
sophisticated algorithms to
assist the mission coordinator in
placing his search forces in the
optimum search areas~ This

program is usable for either
aerial or ground search of either
regular or irregular search cells.
Required data inputs are cell
identification and initial
probability of target (user estimated) for each cell. An inputted probability of detection
for a searched cell will modify
the program output. This
program is written in standard
basic and requires string
capability, LOG and EXP functions. The program may be
modified to eliminate the requirement for string capability.
A FORTRAN version of this
program is also available.
Minimum equipment of 4K of
free memory. Author: Lt. Col.
Mattson, USAF.
CASP+I.BAS (14K source
listing) -- This program
(formerly CASPPLUS.BAS) is
an expanded version of
RJCASP.BAS and includes an
extensive visual search analysis
routine. It is very heavily comment and includes plain
language listings of the visual
search POD, POT and POS
equations. This program is
written in BASIC-E at a level
equivalent to 8K basic or Radio
Shack Level 2. However, it may
be converted to other versions of
basic with little difficulty since
it uses highly descriptive
variables (eg., max, speed, area,
etc.) Minimum equipment is 16K
o f f r e e m e m o r y. O p t i m u m
equipment includes a video terminal and hard copy capability.
Author: Lt. Col. Mattson,
USAF; Maj. Gregory. CAP.

CASP+2.BAS (19K source
listing) -- This program combines all the features of
CASP+I.BAS with the optimum
recommendations of the program OPT.BAS. It combines an
exhaustive visual search
analysis for debriefing with
recommendations for next sorties search areas and search
durations. It not only tells you
where to go, but how long to stay
there. This program is written in
BASIC-E and requires a 32K
CPM system (or equivalent).
Disc capability is not required.
Authors: Lt. Col. Mattson,
USAF; Cmdr. Discenza, USCG;
Maj. Gregory, CAP.
4K source and files listing) -This sophisticated air operations
log keeping program uses seven
interactive disc files (four sequential files and three random
access files) to store up to fifty
sortie briefing/debriefing
reports. A flight log is
automatically maintained and
briefing/debriefing inputs and a
short form mission summary is
generated by this program. This
program is written in BASIC -E
and requires a minimum 32K
CPM system memory (or
equivalent) and disc capability.
Optimum equipment includes a
fast video terminal and a fast

printer. Author: Maj. Gregory,
source listing) -- This program
is a game played on a 512 grid
map. It challenges the user to
find a downed aircraft given the
starting point and destination
grids and various random clues,
which the program generates
from time to time. The user is
given three pltlying pieces, i.e., a
land team and two aircraft (one
with electronic search
capability). This rather interesting game teaches the fundamentals of proper utilization
of various search capabilities.
This program was written in
SWTPC 4K Basic V2.0 and is
usable on nearly any basic haying 6K of free memory. Author:
Capt. Brean~. CAP.
OPT.BAS (9K source listing)
-- Given the estimated
probability of target for several
or many grids and given the total
effective search force, this
program recommends the optimum distribution of forces in
accordance with the
mathematical theory of search.
Example: the output might be
"search grid PL41 for a POD of
48 percent and grid PL42 for a
POD of 27 percent". This
program is ideal as a subroutine
for the programs RJCASP or
CASP+I and requires about 3K
of free memory. Author: Cmdr.
Discenza, USCG.
steps on HP67/97 calculator) -This program is an improved
version of Continuous Fix KK

and, like it, is written to run on a
Hewlett Packard model 67 or 97
calculator. It is designed to estimate the approximate location
of an ELT transmitter and the
estimated error of position (i.e.,
ellipse of position). Author: John
RCOGRID. BAS (6K source
listing) -- This program, written
in BASIC-E, combines the two
programs LOCGRIG.BAS and
GRIDLOC.BAS. It will convert
all the continental USA AFRCC
map/grid/section names to
latitude and longitude coordinates or vice-versa. Minimum
equipment is 6K of free memory.
Author: Maj. Gregory, CAP.
For listings of these programs
contact National Headquarters,
Civil Air Patrol (Attn: DOSS, Lt.
Col. Mattson, USAF), Maxwell
AFB, Ala. 36112.
Most of these programs are
available on disc (single sided, 8i n c h , s i n g l e d e n s i t y, C P / M
format) from the CP/M Users'
Group, 164 West 83 Street, New
York, N.Y. 10024. Membership is
$4 per year and the disc (number
33) is $8.
If you have access to modem
capabilities, there is an easy
way to save yourself a lot of
work in typing the various SAR
programs into your computer.
Maj. Bob Gregory now has all of
the programs available for auto
modem retrieval via the
You can contact Bob by phoning (717) 243-3979 or writing R.A.
G r e g o r y, R D 1 0 B o x P - 7 2 ,
Carlisle, Pa. 17013.

Florida Plans New Squadron
GAINSVILLE, Fla. -- A new
Civil Air Patrol squadron is being planned for the Lake City,
Fla., area, according to Capt.
Edward A. Amsbury of the
Florida Wing's Group 13.
An organization meeting will

be conducted in a few weeks.
Interested persons are asked to
contact Lt. Col. Joseph
Crescenbeni at Group 13 Headq u a r t e r s ; P. O . B o x 2 4 0 ;

Old CAP Photos
Do You Have Any ?

Gainesville, Fla. 32602.

Earhart A wards -- November 1978
Wilfred E. Odom Jr ...... 01016
Brian E. Yates ......... 02064
John F, Quinn .......... 05148
Charles N. West ........ 060IC
Adam J. Dabrowski ..... 06022
Kirk C. Trofutter ....... 0605g
Joseph Wm. Clark Jr ..... 08309
Robert D. Gall .......... 08412
Todd K. Woods ......... 09002
Douglas J. Fogle ........ 11205

David L. Norrm .........
C.J. Raymond ..........
Andrew S. Warner ......
Richard M Hummel ....
Bruce E. Bailey ........
M.J, Mlchniewski .......
William P. Malone ......
Blanche B. Godwin ......
Andrew N. Kastanas ....
Dennis D. Neer .........


Stephen D. Neer ...... 34070
William S. Phillips .... 34070
Jeffrey W. Spencer ....
Peter M.P. Casola .... 45060
Donald L. Deetjen .... 48164
HarveyH. Hamadon .. 61048
William I. Groves ..... 51048
Juan R. Horta .......... 52077
Miguel Villanueva ...... 52098
Richard A. Fernandez ... 52105

Mitchell A wards -- November 1978
Lee J. Ericksen ......... 01005
N,L. Stribling Jr ........ 01087
William T. Henry lIl .... 01093
Michael W. Langmead.,. 02085
Art Reeves ............. 04123
David P. Pavey ......... 04138
Sue D. Harvey .......... 04345
Mark E. Nash .......... 05143
Thomas J. Henry Ill ..... 06022
Wayne P. Moore ........ 06031
Anthony J. Derderian .... 06056
Stephen J. Zakur ........ 06073
Philip A. Zubek ......... 08078
Joseph E. Martini Jr ..... 08122
Scott E. Hutcbeson ...... 08123
Ronson W. Lee ......... 08125
Jeffery A. Wilson ..... 08143
Donald E Robinson .... 08160
Anthony D. Jones ..... 08412
Richard L, Owens ..... 08432
Joseph H. Dewar .
.. 09002
Te d d y L . S a p p . . . . . . 09086
C a r l a M F a l s k e . . . . 10052
Ta d M . M i l l e r . . . . . . 11061
J o h n P. K l a t t . . . . . . . . . 11113
MichaeIJ. Maguire . .. 11184
Julie A. Bolden ....... 11190
Stephen E. Perret ..... 11226
James C. Seabert ..... 11263
Thomas E. Klttler .... 11281
Melanie K, Eason ....... 13079
Chr--~-A. Cooper. ........ 14099
David K. Rougeau ....... 16007

Brian G. Day ........... 17062
Jeff L. Bruner .......... 18003
Robert L. Wolfes IU ..... 18003
John E. Murphy ........ 18020
Robertson T, Papke ..... 18077
William J. Nolan ........ 19032
Marco E. Soave ......... 19059
Kevin M. Kervick ....... 19067
Michael R. Grimmer .... 20009
Michael E. Frontczak .,. 20240
Janet M. Sullivan ....... 20251
Robert M. Sunman ...... 20266
Brett E, Berg .......... 21016
Rodney S. Ziebol ........ 21094
Martha C. Raez ......... 22046
Kevin T, Trainor Jr ....
Douglas E. Ramsey .., 26019
Ernest G. Kish Jr ....
Peter S. Hill .......... 29692
Gregory F. Weidenfeld
Albert C. Wennekamp .
Michael G. Spencer ...
Keith M. Ganzer ......
Richard F. Eures .....
Troy H. Engle ... .....
Joseph P, Colella ..... 31296
Pamela J. Landreth ...
Robert D. Ellis .......
Mark W. Thurman ....
Jeff S. Richards ......
Samuel Beloff .......... 34070
Charles E. Love ........ 34096
Lorri A. Archer ......... 34115

Margie A. Donohue ....
Christopher R Clarke .
Kelly L. Grady ....... 36078
Juan Rodriguez .......
T.H. Keiper In .......
Richard J. Reinsel ....
John R. O'Neill Jr .....
Melonie A. Anderson ..
Ronald H. Queen ......
Anthony W. Melton ....
Mark S. Harwood ..... 41013
Jozsef Z. Bedocs Jr.
Roger W. Davis Jr ..... 42142
Daniel J. Varble ...... 42367
Richard D. Barnes .... 43027
Paul E. Plunkett ...... 44005
Matthew C, Pike ...... 44009
Richard J. Higgins .... 44009
Brian K. Deren ....... 44033
Ted Grochowski ...... 45017
Michael D. Sandy ..... 45040
Matthew Casola ...... 45060
Marsanne A. Monroe ... 46030
C a r l L , E a r l . . . . . . . . . . 46049
Danny B. Cole ........ 50017
Mary L. Reyes ........ 52027
Maria D.L, Laboy ..... 52027
M a n u e l R i v e r a . . . . . . . 52027
Jesus D, Oquendo ..... 52027
Nilsa Serrano .......... 520'27
Glenda Santiago ........ 52027

w o,.


Puerto Rico Wing
Has New Commander
SAN JUAN, P.R. -- Lt. C01.
Hector Aponte-Pagan is the new
commander of the Puerto Rico
Wing, succeeding Col. Rudolfo
He has been a CAP member
since 1973. Most recently he
served as director of operations
of the wing. He is a command
pilot and is commander of the
156th Combat Support Sq. at
Munoz ANG Base.
He also takes an active role in
civic organizations. He is a
member of the board of directors of the Public Health Service
Association and of the Environmental Sanitation Officer
Association, as well as others.
Aponte is a 1951 graduate of
the University of Puerto Rico
and earned a commission
through the Army ROTC
program there. In 1955 he completed master of science degree
requirements at the same

MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Got and any other pertinent informaan old CAP photo around the tion possible. Photos should be
house? A really old one? Show- the type with some "action," if
ing obsolete uniforms, notable possible, rather than being stiff,
persons, activities of historic in- posed snapshots of people starterest, or unusual aircraft ing at the camera.
associated with Civil Air Patrol?
Note: We can only use original
If you do, other members of photos; we cannot reprint old
CAP may be interested in seeing newspaper photos.
it. Send your photo to Civil Air
Patrol News and we will publish
the best and most interesting We will handle your photo with
extra care and will return it to
you unharmed. If you want it
l-'hotos should be at least 20 back, send a stamped, selfyears old. Please identify the addressed envelope, please.
persons in the photo (if at all Send your photo to: HQ. CAPpossible), describe the occasion USAF/OIIN, (Editor, Civil Air
(what was happening in the Patrol News), Attn: Way Back
photo), give the date of the event When, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 36112.

Civil Air Patrol News publishes each month a list of Civil Air Patrol
members who have died recently. Notice of death 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.
BERGERON, Arthur C., Lieutenant Colonel, Nov. 11, 1978, Rhode Island Wing.
CONWAY, Lawrence M, Lieutenant Colonel, June 23, 1976, Hawaii Wing.
DAVIS, Daniel R, Cadet, Nov. 19, 1978, Weir Cook Cadet Sq., Indiana Wing.
DAVIS, Robert E., Sr., Major, Nov. 12, 1970, Misslou Comp, Sq,, Mississippi Wing,
DORAN, Joseph O., Major, Oct. 30, 1978, Tinker Comp. Sq., Oklahoma Wing.
JOHANSEN, Thayn, First Lieutenant, Oct. 22, 1978, Bayou City Comp. Sq., Texas Wing.
LOWRY. Marshall W., Cadet, Sept. 78, Oklahoma City Cadet Sq., Oklahoma Wing.
NEW. Henry W. {Bill), Nov. 27, 1978, Texas Wing,
PERRY, Carl M, Captain, Nov, 2, 1978, Summersville Plight, West Virginia Wing.
SARGENT, Jerri. Aerospace Education Member, November 1978, Aerospace Education Association Sq.,
National Headquarters.
SCHULTZ, Margaret L., Senior Member, Nov. 7, 1978, Eagle Rock Plight, California Wing.
WOMACK, Steven H., Second Lieutenant, Dec. 2, 1976, Coastal Patrol Senior Sq., South Carolina Wing,


RESCUE BOAT -- Members of the Eagle Cadet Sq. (New
York Wing) and the Erie Comp. Sq. (Pennsylvania Wing)
tour a Coast Guard boat during a recent visit to Presque Isle
State Park in Erie, Pa. They also visited Naval Reserve
ships at Erie.

CAPNews In Photos



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ROCKETRY COMPETITORS -- Cadets attending the South Carolina Wing's recent Second
Annual Model Rocketry Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C., pose with their rockets and
awards. From left they are, front, Donald Caddell, Watson Young, David Jones and Steve
Blackburn; back, Tom Brandton, Lawrence West, Anthony Graves, Todd Wyndham and
Robert Hughes. (Photo by 1st Lt. W. Arnold Jones)

STATUS BOARD -- Capt. Robert E. Hundley, commander of the Southside Comp. Sq.
(Virginia Wing) demonstrates the visual status board he built for wing headquarters. The
board uses colored light-emitting diodes to show each squadron's current alert status.

GUEST OF ATC -- Cadet Robert C. Jones of the Gen. Carl
A. Spaatz Comp. Sq. 1102 (Pennsylvania Wing) climbs
aboard an aircraft for an orientation flight during the recent
Air Training Command Familiarization Course for CAP
cadets at Laughlin AFB, Tex. Jones was selected to represent the Pennsylvania Wing at the activity When Air Force
airlift transportation was cancelled, his parents purchased a
commercial airline ticket for him to attend the training.

PREFLIGHT -- Cadet Spence Bovee.. cadet commander of the
Baranof Comp. Sq. (Alaska Wing), inspects a C-150 prior to an hour of
dual instruction. Bovee is the first student pilot in the squadron of 11
cadet members, which was formed in December 1975. The aircraft is
shared by three squadrons in Southeast Alaska on a rotation basis of
one month at a time. Time and weather permitting, Bovee will be able
to solo this month when he turns 16. Only two or three days a month are
suitable for student instruction in the area near Sitka.




Northeast Region

drove a local Cub Scout troop to Annapolis,
Md., for a tour of the Naval Academy.

Lt. Col. Alfred Lessard, commander of
the Hooksett Comp. Sq. (New Hampshire
Wing) recently gave orientation flights to
six of his cadets. The cadets were Alexander Adams, Mark Bouchard, Richard
Nault, Thomas Smith, Paul Chauvin and
Francin Eby... Cadets David Klein, John
Herakis, John Klimes, Fred Lithgow,
Bridgette Masker, Gregory Weidenfeld,
Joseph West and Brenda Wing, all
members of the New Jersey Wing, have
attended a flight clinic and pinned solo
wings on.
Col. A.A. Milano, commander of the
Northeast Region, has presented a
Department of the Army commendation
to Capt. Urban Lang, commander of the
Bristol Comp. Sq. (Connecticut Wing).
Capt. Lang was cited for outstanding and
continuous support of the Army Reserve
program... Cadet Eric Lynch of the Vermont Wing, has been named outstanding
cadet for the Northeast Region... Group
1400 of the Pennsylvania Wing has col,ducted their annual FAR evaluation.
Cadet Marian Cronin, cadet cornmander of the Highlanders Comp. Sq.
(New Hampshire Wing) has been named
a "commended student" in the National
Merit Scholarship Competition
Recently, the Orange County "CIB~
Association president Walter Barnett
presented the Orange County Group (New
York Wing) with two CB transceivers and
accessories on behalf of the Orange Courtty CB Association . . . Six members of
Perry Comp. Sq. (Pennsylvania Wing)
have completed the American Red Cross
CPR course. They are Capt. Dana
McNaughton, 1st Lt. Ray McNaughton,
and Cadets Alan Houck, Steven Seiders,
~ Shambaugh J e Michael i n g ,
- -__.~David g o m b ~ ~ " and ~ e y - WSweger. i n cluding Col. Ri Nakamura. commander,

Middle East Re ion
An aerospace education seminar has
been held by the National Capital Wing
Division of Aerospace Education. The
seminar was conducted by Lt. Col. Hal:
Harris, wing director of Aerospac~
Education... National Capital Wing belc
a squadron leadership school recently,
Instructors for the school were Lt. Col.
Barbara Morris, Lt. Col. Leo V. Wright,
L t . C o l . L e s l i e K e l l e r J r. , a n d M a j .
William Tolbott... First Lt. Bruce F.
McConnell has given a radiologicaldecontamination course to 28 cadets of the
Mount Vernon Cadet Sq. (National
Capital Wing). The course was designed
to instruct cadets in proper use of equipment in case of nuclear attack,
Cadet Clark Mallder of the Annapolis
Comp. Sq. (Maryland Wing) has received
his solo wings. He soloed on his 16th
birthday... New River Valley Senior Sq.
(Virginia Wing) was chartered Nov. 8,
1976. From a charter membership of 21
members, the squadron has grown to a
membership of 33 and ranks fifth in
Virginia in senior membership...
Members of the National Capital Wing
visited the Royal Canadian Air Cadets
Squadron 742 recently. The Canadians
arranged tours of Parliament, Ottawa
City Hall and several museums.

Southeast Re ion
The Maxwell Cadet Sq. (Alabama
Wing) recently had a display in the South
Alabama State Fair. The display was furnighed by Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters and manned by senior members,
cadets and parents... Group Three of the
Florida Wing has been presented a jeep
and trailer by the commander of Group

Four. The jeep was recently used to transport cadets to inaccessible jump off
points on a land navigation exercise,
North Tampa Cadet Sq. (Florida Wing)
hosted all Group 3 cadet squadrons at
their annual "Green Beret" bivouac held
recently. Members of the 20th Special
Forces National Guard unit, commanded
by 1st Lt. Frank Van Evers, conducted
classes in survival, land navigation, safety and rope bridge construction during the
morning hours and provided a "hands on"
training approach in the afternoon exercises... Puerto Rico Wing conducted its
annual SAR/CD tests recently. Members
of the Air Force Southeast Liaison Region
evaluated the results... The Civil Air
Patrol cadet program and the Lakeland
Cadet Sq. (Florida Wing) were among
youth organizations recognized by the
Lakeland Optimist Club for their contributions to the youth of the community
at a recent banquet. Chaplain Hugh
Harris and Cadet William Cumler represented the Lakeland Cadet Sq.

Great Lakes Region
Cadets Jeffrey Stahlberg and Gale
Dingwell, members of the Scott M.
Burgess Cadet Sq. (Michigan Wing), were
presented solo badges by Col. Gerald
McCarthy of the Michigan Air National
Guard at an open house held recently..,
More than 40 officers of Macomb Group
III (Michigan Wing) attended squadron
leadership school recently. The officers
received instruction in squadron command and staff responsibilities and
leadership training,
First Lt. Wayne Henry, a member of
the Chippewa Comp. Sq. (Michigan
Wing), has been named one of North
American Air Defense Command's Outstanding Junior Officers... Cadets of the
Bay City Cadet Sq. (Michigan Wing)

recently assisted in directing aircraft at a
March of Dimes airlift held at a nearby
airport. Cadets also escorted passengers
to planes and accompanied first-time

North Central Region
Two squad~;ons of the Missouri Wing
Group I assisted the Air Force in a recent
open house at Richards-Gebaur AFB.
Maj. Mary Ann Minsterl, commander of
Kansas City Senior Sq. 1, provided two
large communications vans and cadets of
the Richards-Gebaur Comp. Sq. maintained a recruiting booth... Cadet Teresa
Nystron of the Sioux Falls Cadet Sq.
(South Dakota Wing) has received her
s o l o w i n g s . . . . CAP pilots from all
Nebraska gathered at the FAA General
Av i a t i o n D i s t r i c t O f fi c e i n L i n c o l n
recently to attend the CAP Pilot Upgrade
Clinic. Subjects covered included CAP
flight regulations, landings, emergency
procedures, and fuel management... Lt.
Col. Lorraine Timmerman has been appointed chief of staff to the Minnesota
Wing. Colonel Timmerman was formerly
director of Administration.

Pacific Region
Cadets Michelle Deason, Glenn
Fukawa, Maria Guerrero and Henry Nanjo of the Presidio of San Francisco Comp.
Sq. (California Wing) presented the
colors at the recent Pacific Region
Aerospace Conference... At the Skagit
Comp. Sq. (Washington Wing) annual
awards banquet, Capt. Emily Good was
named outstanding senior member for the
year and Ken Hendrickson was named as
outstanding cadet... Lt. Col. Ila I.
Headman has been named commander of
the Saddleback Comp. Sq. (California
Wing). She succeeds her son, Capt. Kai O.

Unit Receives Check From State
Division of Aeronautics of the
State Corporation Commission
of the Commonwealth of
Virginia has given a check for
$600 to the Montgomery Comp.
Sq. (Virginia Wing) here.
The funds were for the
squadron's assistance in the


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DRILL COMPETITION -- Lt. Col. Michael J. Gailo, deputy chiet of staff tor cadet programs
in the Northeast Region, scores the Pennsylvania drill team during their innovative drill at the
regional drill competition, which was recently held at Westover AFB, Mass.

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Patrol members of the
Westchester County Group, according to Lt. Col. Allan
Pogorzelski, group commander.
The cadets spent their Satur-

day sightseeing in New York
City and touring the facilities of
Westchester County airport. On
Sunday a special awards
ceremony was conducted.

Arizona Personnel Aid I n Search F o r
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Cadets and
senior members of Arizona
Wing's Group 1 recently participated in a search for a missing boy in the Catalina Mountains near here.
The massive search was undertaken over a square mile of

very rugged terrain in the
foothills. Components of several
rescue organizations also took
part under the direction of the
Pima County Sheriff's Office.
CAP search efforts were coordinated by Capt. Robert

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The boy was found on the second day of the search. All participating units were greatly irapressed by the interest and
professionalism of the Civil Air
Patrol units in Pima County,
said Tom Hoyt, CAP information officer,


Special guests included the
local Air National Guard base
commander, Col. Hugh Ward,
along with Col. Roy J. Arrol,
New York deputy wing commander and Lt. Col. Richard
Lauria, sector three cornmander.
Awards were presented to outstanding cadets and seniors of
Westchester County Group and
the 16th Canadair Wing.
The award presentation concluded the 19th year of cadet exchange between the two



The Southeast Region announces the following schedule
for its Squadron Leadership
Feb. 3-4, Jackson, Miss.
March 3-4, Knoxville, Tenn.
March 31-April 1, Maxwell
AFB, Ala.
May 26-27, San Juan, P.R.
June 2-3, San Juan,

Canadair Wing Cadets Visit Westchester
ARDSLEY, N.Y.--Forty-five
Royal Canadian Air Cadets and
nine senior officers of the 16th
Canadian Wing recently spent
the weekend with Civil Air

semi-annual airport survey
program conducted by the Division of Aeronautics.
The survey program consists
of a survey questionnaire that is
administered to pilots using
Virginia airports. The data is
used to determine airport
utilization and the subsequent
funding that the airport will
receive for facilities and ternavigational
The check was accepted on
behalf of the squadron by Capt.
Billy K. King, unit finance off r o m L t . C o l . J o h n F.
Jackson, commander of Virginia
W i n g ' s Ta s k F o r c e 5 , w h o
represented the wing commander.
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P. R . . . . . .
For the benefit ot all

trol,membersthe statistics°t Civil forAir1978Pa"
for search and rescue activities throughout the organization are shown
These are unofficial figures, compiled by the Directorate of Operations at
CAP National Headquarters.
As of Dec. 10, 1978
Number of Missions...838
Number of Sorties . 10,559
F l y i n g H o u r s . . . . . . 23,025
Saves ............... 83
F i n d s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 444




MembershiP Campaign

Florida Launches Drive

RESULTS COUNT--Lt. Ray S. Taylor, left, of Florida Wing
Group 3, and the group commander, Maj. Howard R.
Cumler, discuss facts and figures of the group's share of
Florida's successful recruiting campaign.
Director, CAP Personnel
National Headquarters
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Civil
Air Patrol's nationwide
recruiting campaign has been in
operation for only two months,
hut exciting things are already
happening throughout the
They are happening in Florida,
for instance, which has had a
successful recruiting program,
Project Launch, in operation
since September 1977. Results
have everyone talking and
enthusiasm reigns throughout
the wing.
Project Launch is based on a
recruiting plan developed about
10 years ago by the wing's Cadet
Advisory Council under the
guidance of Lt. Col. Bill Breeze.
It was brought up to date under
the leadership of Col. Richard L.
Leali Sr., the present wing commander.
The first campaign under the
revised plan was held from
September through December
1977. The drive was so successful
-- a 16 percent increase in cadets
-- that he decided to run it again
in 1978.
Basically, Project Launch is a
year-round recruiting campaign
designed to bring in cadets and
senior members throughout the
year. It is spearheaded by Lt.
Col. Robert T. Miller, the wing
recruiting officer, Recruiting
project officers at group and
squadron level monitor the implementation and progress of the
Unit recruiting teams, usually
consisting of at least two sharp
cadets -- one male and one
female, and one senior member,
are also used to speak before
target groups such as high school
assemblies and civic clubs. Each
cadet and composite squadron in
the state is responsible for
scheduling at least three junior
high schools for contact during
the year. A master schedule is
compiled by the wing.
Maximum publicity is sought
via displays and booths at county
fairs and shopping centers, air
shows, and radio and TV
appearances. But, officials say,

the most effective recruiting
method Of all is still the one-onone contacts by individual
There is a monthly schedule of
events and recruiting activities
with specific tasks and goals for
each month throughout the year,
with peak cadet activity in
September in conjunction with
the beginning of school.
In addition, the wing's radio
net is used extensively to keep
recruiting before the CAP
members. For instance,
reminders are passed along at
certain times of the month or
year to set up recruiting booths
or special renewal campaigns to
help retain current members.
There is a three-pronged
approach to recruiting in the
wing: 1. An all-out push to
recruit new members; 2. Training for everyone (the wing has
held five squadron leadership
schools this year); and 3. Activities. Under the "activities"
heading, for instance, 565 cadet
orientation rides have been
given in a three-month period.

PUBLICITY IMPORTANT--Maj. A! Seeschaaf, left, Florida Wing Information Officer,
points out importance of publicity in recruiting to Lt. Violet T. Taylor, center, new IO for
Group 3, and Capt. Monty R. Thompson of the Brandon Cadet Sq. As the blackboard says,
important steps are: media contact, personal visits, and follow-up.
Col. Leali and his staff encourage diversified activities.
For example, if a unit cannot
v i s i t a n FA A f a c i l i t y o r p a r t i c i p a t e i n a fl y i n g a c t i v i t y,
they do something else. But they
k e e p t h e c a d e t s b u s y. F o r
another example, Florida cadets
were treated recently to
helicopter rides provided by the
Aerospace Rescue and Recovery
Service detachment ~t
Homestead AFB, Fla. Others
held a meeting in the Dade County jail and toured the crime lab.
According to Col. Leali,
recruiting new members in individual squadrons is important
but, he said, "I believe that large
growth depends on new units.
Groups must charter new units
in order to meet their quotas."
Speaking of recruiting problems,
he added that, "In small communities, the way to go is
through the composite
Col. Miller has emphasized the
importance of command support
and continuous recognition of all
individuals and units who are do-

ing an outstanding job. To back
up this latter contention, he cited
the example of Capt. Jewell
Langston, commander of the
North Tampa Cadet Sq., who
recruited an entire family -Cliff Dalrymple, Janis
Dalrymple, and their sons
Donald and Lee. She also
recruited Mrs. Bernardine
Camerson and Robert Salter.
Capt. Florence Stootman,
commander of the Brandon
Cadet Sq., felt she needed more
seniors to help guide activities of
the cadets and went out and
recruited four -- John Ward, a
pilot; Carolyn Massara, a draftsman; Helen Hodgkin, a nurse;
and Joan Blanton, an employee
of the tax office.
Col. Miller's philosophy about
recruiting might he stated in
these words: "Recruiting is an
individual decision based on
belief in the product. Good
salesmen don't just sit in their
offices and wait for people to
come in and look. They go out
and hustle, they advertise, make
contacts, follow up on prospects

and put up displays. They go
where the people are and sell
their product."
Florida has set high
membership goals for the campaign -- a 20 percent increase
for cadets and a 15 percent increase for seniors -- plus 39 new
units. To date, nine new units
have already beei~ chartered. All
have met minimum membershiv
criteria (15) -- which Col. Leali
insists on, and none has been
splintered from established
According to Col. Leali
"Recruiting can be fun.
Recruiting campaigns promote
p u b l i c a w a r e n e s s o f C A P.
However, an all-out recruiting
effort has to be reinforced by intensive training and a viable activities program. We must be
able to deliver to the new
member that which we have
promised them."


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WINNERS--Maj. Donald L. Hill, left, of Florida Wing Group 5, and Maj. AI Seeschaaf,
center, wing IO, show off shirt presented to Lt. Col. Joseph E. Day, squadron commander of
the new Hudson Cadet Sq., chartered in September. Col. Day is 73 years of age.