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(ISSN-0009-7810) VOL. 11. NO. 5

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

MAY 1979

Salt Lake City Site
Of National Board
S A L T L A K E C I T Y, U t a h
This city, one of America's most
historic and unusual
metropolises, will be the site
Sept. 27-30 of Civil Air Patrol's
annual National Board meeting
for 1979.
Headquarters for the busy
three-day event will be Hotel
Utah which is located on Temple
Square in the heart of the city.
Other lodging will be available
at Hotel Utah Motor Inn and at
Temple Square Hotel. All three
hotels are within a block of each
As in past years, the annual
gathering will include not only
official sessmns of CAP's
governing body but also
meetings of a number of national
committees, plus seminars and
training sessmns covering practically all of CAP's varied activities.
All CAP members are urged to
begin making plans to attend this
gathering, one of the high points
of the year in Civil Air Patrol
The airport is approximately a
10-minute drive from the Hotel
U t a h . Te m p e r a t u r e s f o r t h a t
time of the year range from the
mid-70s during the day down to
the low 60s in the evenings. Forty restaurants are located within
a two-block radius of the hotel,
ranging from very int~pensive
to extremely expensive.
T h e M o r m o n Ta b e r n a c l e i s
located across the street from
the Hotel Utah, the Beehive
House is one-half block from
Hotel Utah and there are many
sights of interest, all within a
two-block walking distance of
the hotel.
There is a 30-store shopping
center directly across the street

from the hotel. Movement about
the downtown area at all hours
of the day and night is considered perfectly safe.
Hotels do not have any
alcoholic beverages for sale.
H o w e v e r. i t i s p o s s i b l e t o
purchase such beverages from
the state liquor stores approximately two blocks from Hotel
Utah. Hotels have no objection
to alcoholic consumption in the
hotel. They just don't sell it. The
only bars that are available in
the city serve 3.2 beer only.
Salt Lake City, known as the
"'Crossroads of the West." is the
center of a number of
recreational opportunities. The
c i t y, w h i c h b o r d e r s t h e G r e a t
Salt Lake. offers a unique blend
of cosmopolitan living, Western
tradition, historic atmosphere
and magnificient mountain panoramas.
One of the city's most unique
natural features is Great Salt
Lake. four times as salty as the
ocean. 15 miles from the city's
center. Few people can resist
the temptation to "float like a
cork" in its briny water.
Unlike many U.S. cities,
whose downtown areas have succ u m b e d t o d e c a y, d i s u s e a n d
poverty, Salt Lake City's center
is a hub of activity day and night.
The worldwide headquarters of
the Mormon Church is located at
Temple Square and draws more
than 2 million visitors annually.
There are many interesting and
historic sights, all within a few
blocks of the downtown area.
More details about the
National Board meeting, including lodging costs, schedules,
registration procedures, etc.,
will be published in later editions
of this paper~ ,

S PA AT Z AWA R D - - C a d e t W i l l i a m D . M c G a l l i a r d , r i g h t ,
lllth Air Rescue and Recovery Cadet Sq. (North Carolina
Wing), receives the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award from Air
Force Lt. Gen. Raymond B. Furlong, commander of Air
University. during a recent awards dinner in Charlotte, N.C.
She award was previously announced.

PLAQUE PRESENTATION -- Lt. Gen. Raymond B. Furlong, left, commander of Air University, accepts a plaque from Brig. Gen. Paul E. Gardner, executive director of Civil Air Patrol,
during ceremonies at the Air University Library at Maxwell AFB, Ala. The plaque, donated by
Dr. Paul E. Garber, was given in recognition for Air University support to CAP and commemorates 200 civilian instructor pilots who taught Army aviators to fly in World War I. It
will hang in the Fairchild Room at the library. Gen. Muir S. Fairchild, whose picture appears
in the photo, was the first commandant of Air University, formerly known as the Air Tactical
School from 1946 to 1948. He later became vice chief of staff.

Recent Missions Add To List
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Recent missions by Civil Air Patrol
units have added four names to
the growing list of lives saved by
the organization so far this year.
Oregon Wing, together with

climbers were reported missing
at the 8,000-foot level of Mt,
Hood. Snow, high winds and poor
visibility hampered the search
activities on the first day.
Clearing weather on the second day allowed search teams
to locate the lost climbers in the
v i c i n i t y o f Ti m b e r l i n e L o d g e .
Recovery teams used sno-cats to
represents the unit's portion of
pick up the survivors.
the money.
In mid-March, Colorado Wing
Distribution of the funds was
was credited for saving the life
delayed for some time because
of a hospital patient through the
of the need to confirm the
emergency airlift of blood.
squadron's eligibility to receive
The mission started when oft h e m o n e y u n d e r f e d e r a l l a w.
ficials at St. Joseph Hospital in
Under the terms of the agreeDel Norte, Colo., notified the Air
ment by which the money was
Force Rescue Coordination
distributed, the funds could only
Center (AFRCC) that blood was
be used by the squadron within
urgently needed for a patient
the City of La Crosse.
suffering from injuries incurred
The squadron expects to use
(See MISSIONS, Page 2)
the money for administrative
the Oregon Mountain Rescue and
Safety Council Team, saved the
lives of two mountain climber~
in late March.
The two-day search was initiated when the mountain

Squadron Shares City's Money
LACROSSE, Wisc. -- Some
organizations, like some people,
can be considered just plain
Like the La Crosse Cadet Sq.,
for instance. This unit of the
Wisconsin Wing recently fell
heir, in a manner of speaking, to
the tidy sum of $11,500.
The money was part of a $1
million dollar profit which the
City of La Crosse realized when
if refinanced some city bonds a
couple of years ago. Under
f e d e r a l l a w, t h e c i t y c o u l d n o t
and operating expenses,
keep this windfall profit for its
purchase of communications
own uses. It could do only one of
equipment, purchase of land
three things: Give it to the
rescue team equipment, training
federal government, give it to
for both seniors and cadets,
the investment bankers who
flight programs and special
worked out the deal, or give it to
training programs.
Other organizations which
organizations within the city.
shared in the $1 million profits
Needless to say, the city chose
include the Coulee Region Arts
the latter course and Capt.
Program, the Humane Society,
Melanie Mornard, commander
the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts.
of the La Crosse Cadet Sq,, filed
the YMCA, the La Cros_~e B,)~ s
the squadron's claim for a shar~r a~.~ "he La ~:,,s-e
of the funds. T3~f,~l~ ~'::~;:

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N a t i o n a l C o m m a n d e r, s
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MAY 1979



Collins Receives
Brewer Trophy
WA S H I N G T O N , D . C . - - A i r
Force Brig. Gen. Paul E.
Gardner, executive director of
Civil Air Patrol, was a member
of the committee appointed by
the National Aeronautic
Association to select the person
to receive the Frank G. Brewer
This Brewer Trophy is not the
same as the Civil Air Patrol's
Brewer Awards but is an annual
award given by the National
Aeronautic Association for outstanding development in aviation or space education.
The committee met here Feb.
16 to review nominations.
Michael Collins, under-secretary
of the Smithsonian Institution,

arid the team of people he
assembled while serving as
director of the National Air and
Space Museum were selected to
receive this year's award, which
is the 36th.
Collins andthe team were
selected and cited for their contributions to aviation and space
education. The committee noted
that Collins brought an unusually
broad and thoughtful perspective
to the position of director. His
leadership in establishing the
museum and assembling the personnel to develop plans and transform them into attractive and
unique displays has made the
museum the most popular
museum in the world.

Regional Staff College
Planned For Maxwell
FLIGHT SCHOLARSHIP -- Cadet Douglas J. Fogle, cadet commander of the Clinton-Scott
Comp. Sq. (Illinois Wing), left, receives a $300 flight scholarship from Air Force Col. George
Dockery, flight captain of the Gateway Flight of the Order of the Daedalians. The memorial
scholarship was established in the name of Lt. James E. Farus, USAF, who was killed in a 1977
aircraft accident, for presentation to an outstanding CAP cadet by the Gateway Flight.

Southeast Regional Staff College
(RSC) will be held here during
the week from Aug. 26 until Sept.
"The RSC is one of the most
important steps in a senior
member's professional education program, and we are extremely fortunate in having a
location such as Maxwell AFB,
with instructors already in the
management instruction
business," said the school director, Lt. Col. Richard J. Curran.
Over the past several years
those students who have gone
through this program have
reached some of the highest
management positions in CAP,
he said. "Remember, running a
squadron or a group or holding a

Letter Writer Thanks CAP
For Search For Lost Friend
MAXWELL AFB, Aia. -Carole A. Lushbaugh of
Saratoga, Calif., has written
Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday,
Civil Air Patrol, national commander, expressing her thanks for
a search for her friend, Robert
P. Hollenbeck, who was killed in
a February aircraft crash near
San Jose, Calif. Civil Air Patrol
located the crash site and Santa
Clara County Sheriff's Department recovered the bodies of the
pilot and passenger.
Dear Sir:
Please let me take this opportunity to thank the Civil Air
Patrol for all their efforts last
week in locating my friend and
a i r p l a n e p a r t n e r , R o b e r t P.
Hollenbeck. Bob was reported
overdue on a flight from San

Diego to San Jose last Tuesday.
By Tuesday afternoon Lt. Col.
Stuart P. Hall, California Wing
Headquarters, was in touch with
my husband and me and a search
had begun. I know this was of
reassurance to Bob's family and
friends that so many were willing to help.
We were so impressed with
your efforts using mission data,
aerial and ground units, weather
satellite and track ~analysis.
After 14 years of pri~ate flying,
"this ~Vas my first personal experience with an air search. I
was very impressed with Civil
Air Patrol and Lt. Col. Hall.
N e e d l e s s t o s a y, i t i s d i s a p pointing to everyone involved to
find all passengers dead, but
many times I am sure a quick
search makes the difference
between life and death.
Please pass along our thanks

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when he was pinned under a
fallen tree.
After receiving the call for
assistance from AFRCC, the
wing launched an aircraft to
transport the blood from
A save was credited to the
wing because hospital officials
explained that the patient
probably would not have survived without the blood.
Also in mid-March, the Kansas
Wing was credited with saving a
life of a 76-year-old hospital
patient undergoing an operation
when it transported blood from
Augusta, Kan., to Dodge City.
These saves bring the total
number of lives saved in 1979 to'

and commendations to all of the
Civil Air Patrol who participated
in the search. Their dedication
and professionalism is greatly
Carole A. Lushbaugh

staff position needs all the
education you can get. It's not
only for those who aspire to be a
wing commander.
"Pass the word around, tell
your friends and set aside the
time and apply now!"
Send CAP Form 17s directly
Director SER/RSC
Lt. Col. Richard J. Curran, CAP
Route 1, Box 478
Elmore, Ala. 36025
All applications will be considered on a first-come firstserved basis. All wings should
try to send their required
number as indicated in the
WEEP program.
Deadline for applications will
be Aug. 1, 1979.

AFA Looks For Members
The Air Force Association
( A FA ) i s m a d e u p o f s o m e
155,000 men and women united to
promote the Air Force and a
strong national defense.
Since Civil Air Patrol and Air
Force ROTC cadets represent
the future leadership of the Air
Force, AFA recently created a

special membership category
for cadet patrons.
To make such membership affordable, a reduced dues rate
was established in the amount of
$6.50 per year.
This amount includes a year's
subscription to the Air Force











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M AY 1 9 7 9

c i V i L A I R PAT R O L N E W S

PA G E T _ H R E E

Tennessee Wing Makes 'First Find" In Mountains
Information Officer
Tennessee Wing
The Tennessee Wing, Civil Air
Patrol made one of its first finds
of 1979 on Feb. 13 when one of its
a i r c r a f t p i c k e d u p t h e E LT
signal of a downed single engine
Piper Tri-Pacer.
The plane, pilote(i by Bill
Bruning, 33, a sales representative for Bendix Corp., crashed
in the Great Smoky Mountains
about three miles west of
Clingman's Dome and about 100
yards south of the Appalachian
trail at 5,500 feet.
The crash occurred about 2:40
p.m. after the pilot had battled
severe icing conditions for nearly 30 minutes.
The CAP aircraft making the
find was piloted by Maj. Dennis
S p a r k s , m i s s i o n c o o r d i n a t o r.
Observers Maj. Bob Davis and
Tim Berry were passengers in
the Cessna 182 aircraft.
Sparks said that as he
approached the crash site.
weather was so bad that he was
forced to change to an IFR
clearance en route. Once in the
vicinity of the crash site, his aircraft began to experience severe
"Within two minutes, we built
up three-quarters of an inch of

WASP Service
Now Considered
A s A ctive Duty
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -Some early-day CAP women
pilots who served as Women's
Airforces Service Pilots
(WASP) may be interested in
the following announcement
from the Air Force News Service.
"Women who served as
Women's Airforces Service
Pilots (WASP} between Sept. 10,
1942. and Dec. 20, 1944, can now
have that service considered as
active military service for the
purpose of laws administered by
the Veterans Administration.
"Women may submit
applications to the Air Force
Manpower and Personnel Center
r AFMPC/MPDCOA1). Rand o l p h A F B . Te x . 7 8 1 4 8 , i n
narrative form or on DD Form
2168. Applications should include
supporting material or evidence
of membership and character of
service needed to support the
claim of WASP membership."

ice," said Sparks. "Some of it
began blowing off and we could
hear it hitting our tail surfaces.
We were losing altitude fast, so
we had to get out of there," he
But before he did, he was able
to pinpoint the crash site by
getting a fix on the downed
c r a f t ' s E L T. L a t e r L t . C o l .
Hayes W. Cathey, commander of
the' helicopters of the Army
Aviation Support Facility based
at McGhee Tyson Air Base who
made the pick-up, said that it
was knowing the exact location
Of the aircraft that enabled his
men to get to it quickly early the
next morning.
Bruning was on a flight from
Jonesboro, Ga., a suburb of
Atlanta, to Knoxville. He received his pilot license last
September. The flight was uneventful until he found himself in
icy cloud cover.
"It took about two seconds for
the windshield to ice." he
recalled. "'Then I started to lose
altitude. I would hit a warm
pocket, chmb. then it would ice
up again." he said. once he was
safely tucked into his Jonesboro
home with his wife and 12-yearold son, following his 16-hour
By the time he realized the
situation was bad, he said, it was
too late to do much about it.
"I could have turned around at
the outset and gone back," he
said. "But I figured at that location and altitude I could have
cleared the ridge. 1 only missed
it by about 50 feet."

Bruning also rationalized that
by this time he didn't have
enough fuel to get back to the
Fulton County airport. His only
hope was to make it over the
ridge and into a valley.
He didn't.
He felt the plane going down,
heard one wing rip a branch off a
tree, heard the other wing smash
into a tree. Then, impact. The
plane came to rest on a 40degree incline, slanted 30
degrees to the right on Siler's
Bald Mountain, three miles west
of Clingman's Dome, the highest
point on the drive from
Cherokee, N.C., to Gatlinburg,
Once down, Bruning rewired
his radio antenna, which had
been destroyed when the
fuselage settled into snow on the
mountain, and was able to cont a c t K n o x v i l l e FA A t o w e r.
Arrangements were made for
the pilot to talk on his radio at
pre-arranged umes to conserve
hzs batteR. FAA controller BIll
Solomon said ~hlle CAP could
talk to him from Sparks airc r a f t , o n l y t h e FA A t o w e r i n
Knoxville was able to talk to the
pilot regularly.
At National Park Ranger
headquarters in the Great
Smokies, a six-man rescue party
was being mounted. The road
was plowed to Clingman's
Dome. National Park Rangers
arrived at Clingman's Dome at
12:30 a.m. the next day and slept
there for two hours. Afterwards
they set up transmitting equipment and for the first time wer~

C H I E F O F S TA F F T R O P H Y - - L t . G e n . R a y m o n d B .
Furlong, left, and Cadet William B. McGalliard display the
C h i e f o f S t a f f Tr o p h y f o r t h e 1 9 7 8 N a t i o n a l C a d e t C o m p etition. McGalliard was the drill team commander.

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Snowdrifts and freezing rain
hampered the climb to
Clingman's Dome, said Ranger
Dwight McCarter.
"The wind was blowing strongly and when you'd sweat, the
sweat would freeze on the outside of your parka. I had ice all
over my beard and my hair," he
D r. R o b e r t L a s h , a n FA A
medical examiner, talked with
Bruning during the 16-hour
episode, advising him to tear out
upholstery from the plane and
stuff newspapers in his clothing
to keep from freezing to death.
D r. L a s h a n d t h e FA A t o w e r
talked to Bruning throughout the
night. The temperatures dipped
into the 'teens with winds at
about 25 mph. Bruning lay
wrapped in plastic bags, air
sickness bags. an extra pair of
jeans he'd brought along, pulled
an extra shln over hls head. and
~alted He staved m the back
seat of the alrcra,q tmcause ~t
was a smaller area to keep
~;a FFn
At daybreak Cathey sent two
Army helicopters from McGhee
Ty s o n A i r B a s e t o t h e s c e n e
where the park rangers and
Bruning himself helped guide
them to the crash site. By this
time, weather had cleared and it
was a beautiful sunshiny day,
once the UH-1 topped out of the
grey overcast at 4.000-ft. One of
the choppers dropped a package

of medical supplies, food and
This was at 6:45 a.m. Bruning
left the plane to pick up the
emergency supplies. Soon
rangers began whistling and
Bruning hollered back to tell
them where he was.
He met the rangers as they
approached the wreckage and
was able to put on snowshoes
~and walk with them to one of the
helicopters which had set down a
short distance from the crash
Army 363 piloted by Capt.
Larry Shelton and Capt. Dan
Norman took Bruning to
Memorial hospital in Knoxville
where he was met by Dr. Lash
and CAP Capt. Jo Ann Cornelius,
supervisor of nursing at the
hospital and a member of
Tennessee Wing staff.
The near-tragedy has not
changed him, Bruning said. He
accepts his survival as a part of
life. not as a stroke of luck or
'~'hv not"'" he asked.
Nobod~ s an island unto
himself ~e re all subJeCt to the
same heartache, the pair: Faith
gave me the peace of mind I
wasn't worried about dying."
During his clean-up at the
hospital, he told the nurse who
was administering to his
forehead cuts, "You're doing a
nice job."
"You're the first crash victim
I've ever treated," she replied.
"All the others were dead."

Unit Receives
Cadet Troph y
1978 CAP National Cadet
Competition. Furlong presented
the award, which was received
b y t h e d r i l l t e a m c o m m a n d e r,
Cadet William D. McGalliard.
Gardner presented the Paul
Garber Award to Lt. Col. Joseph
Bondurant. squadron deputy
commander, who is also wing
deputy commander for cadets
and wing senior mission coor? ~
Other awards went to Cadet
James Gladden, who was chosen
squadron airman of the
y e a r, a n d t o C a d e t A n d r e w
Kastanas, who was named
squadron Officer of the year.

Raymond B. Furlong, comm a n d e r o f A i r U n i v e r s i t y, a n d
Brig. Ge~¢ Paul E. Gardner, executive director of Civil Air
Patrol?' were the featured
speakers for the annual awards
banquet held by the lllth Air
Rescue and Recovery Cadet Sq.
i North Carolina) at the North
Carolina Air National Guard Officers Club here recently.
Highlight of the program was
presentation of the Air Force
C h i e f o f S t a f f Tr o p h y t o t h e
squadron's winning cadet team.
which represented the Middle
East Region at the December

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National Commander's Comments

Challenges Are Unlimited
Brigadier General, CAP
National Commander

known for what we do serving our fellow man as unselfish
volunteers. Our capabilities,
potential and, yes, our needs,
become graphically evident to
As with every organization,
Civil Air Patrol also has its those concerned and those who
problems. Possibly we concen- can help.
trate too heavily on our diffiOne of the new 1979 WEEP
culties and fail to put proper criteria for Emergency Seremphasis on our missions. The vices was the requirement for
wings to establish contact with
reason I say ~other agencies that had
this is that, alemergency service responthough we consibilities, requirements, instantly bemoan
terests. The intent was to inthe effects of t:~.~-;"
form other organizations of
CAP resources, capabilities,
and to establish a coordinated,
mutually supporting effort that
will provide the best possible
financial support, it is interest- emergency service to the coming to note that every time a munity.
Complementing this action,
Civil Air Patrol unit performs
the Air Force Rescue Coora mission in an outstanding
dination Center is conducting
manner we are heaped with
emergency service seminars
accolades, and receive inforfor state and local government
mation requests, and memberofficials at various locations
ship inquiries.
Through our performance we across the country. Attendees
are informed on what support
receive the most favorable
kind of publicity and become is available, from whom, and


how to obtain it. The Civil Air
Patrol briefing plays a large
role in these presentations and
the response to both these efforts, contacts and briefings,
has been most gratifying. State
and local officials are
enlightened with regard to
CAP, and local level contacts
have developed mutually
cooperative relationships.
Mission challenges are unlimited for CAP units. They
may elect to specialize in one
capability, dependent upon
local area needs or unit interests, whether it be
aerospace education, cadet
programs, or the emergency
services fields of communications, emergency
medical service, air-ground
search and rescue, or they may
develop their plans to encompass several facets of the
national mission.
Whatever we do, whatever
the project or the undertaking,
we must accomplish our tasks
with the highest degree of
professionalism. It is better to

perform one duty outstandingly
than become so diversified that
our results become mediocre.
Similarly, we may not want to
duplicate the efforts of another
service agency but develop
supporting operations plans
through our contacts.
Finally, each member must
become as expert and as highly
qualified in his selected
specialty as his individual
capacity permits. Through
these efforts each unit will be
recognized for its unparalleled
competence and will be in demand for emergency
assistance and participation in
community activities.
Actions do speak louder than
words, Superb performance
will result in commensurate
recognition and the goals of
financial support and
membership recruitment campaigns will be more easily attained. People will want to join
an elite, professional organization and needed support may be
offered rather than solicited.

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Way Back When

Backlog Of Photos Causes Delay
i n J a n u a r y, w e a t C i v i l A i r
Patrol News invited CAP
members to send us interesting
old photographs related to Civil
Air Patrol activities in years
past. The idea was to publish
them as an interesting little
historical feature.
The response has been excellent, and we have accumulated a small backlog of
photos for future publication.
Since we have. we may not get to
yours as soon as we had expected. But don't despair! We

New Air Force
Reserve Chief


ItlGH AWARD -- Cadet Thurman H. Robertson III, right,
Roebuck Cadet Sq. (Alabama Wing), receives the Gen. Carl
A . S p a a t z Aw a r d f r o m A l a b a m a C o n g r e s s m a n J o h n

Gen. Richard Bodycombe has
been named to be Chief of the
Air Force Reserve, replacing
M a j . G . W i l l i a m Ly o n w h o
retired April 16.
He is former vice commander
of the Air Force Reserve.
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MAY 1979

MAY 1979



Model Building T ac] es Cadets Principles Of Flight
PINE BEACH N J -- Although the
"e~.perature dropped to zero. 12 Civil Air
P~'.'_: cadets at the Admiral Farragut
~.c:,~e.~..~ ~ere braved the cold on a recent
,,,_-,'~,-. :c, ~aunch model rockets, which
:~÷: ~:i~ clurmg a workshop weekend.
~: ,~.~elr Friday meeting, Capt. John
?-ara ~rector of aerospace education
: .- :he New Jersey Wing, spoke on the
:..~-~.~- of flight, astronomy, navigation
a.-.e space travel. He was assisted by
~ddet Vin DeGiovanni Schirra Comp. Sq.
~.~a Cadet Tom Sheridan. Linden Comp.

The program continued Saturday morning. The cadets built a wind tunnel to
test the model aircraft they built. The
cadets were able to see first hand what
the control surfaces actually do, by
putting their models on a stand in the
wind tunnel.
Sunday the cadets built model rockets
in the morning and after lunch assembled
on the football field to launch them. All
rockets had recovery parachutes and
were recovered.
The cadets are now eagerly awaiting
O'Hara's return for an advanced
aerospace workshop.


WIND TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION -- Capt. John O'Hara, director of
aerospace educationfor the New Jersey Wing, rear center, watches cadets as
they plan and build a wind tunnel to test model airplanes they built during a recent workshop.

STAR GAZING -- Cadet Tom Sheridan, Linden Comp. Sq. (New Jersey Wing),
left, instructs Cadet Chip Shaw on use of a telescope as Cadet Ross Birns waits
his turn to look at the stars. Both are CAP cadets in the Admiral Farragut
Cadet Sq.

CONSTELLATIONS -- Capt. John O'Hara, left, explains a star map to Cadets Tom Pampalone, Jeff Faut and John Shavinsky, who are CAP cadets at the Admiral Farragut Academy.

tADET CHIP SHAW sets his model aircraft in the wind
umnei to check out the control surfaces.

LIFT-OFF ~ The CAP cadets gather on the football field to test their model roc~~,~w~'~--


MAY 1979


Way Back When

TOW TARGET -- This photo of a World War II CAP aircraft towing a target
sleeve was submitted by Lt. Col. Omar Crim of the West Virginia Wing staff.
~ ......



MODEL BUILDERS -- Cadets of the Maywood Sq. 611-5 (Illinois Wing) pose
with model airplanes they built for a squadron model airplane contest in
September 1949. Photo submitted by Lt. Col. Bernard J. Minardi, Illinois Wing

BOB HOPE entertains British IACE cadets in the South Dakota State Capitol
building in Pierre in August 1952. Photo submitted by Col. Harold K. Lindseth,
South Dakota Wing commander.


HAWAII CADETS of the Waialua High School Flight posed for the Honolulu
Star-Bulletin's Feb. 26, 1951, edition during a recruiting drill with a Link
trainer. Left to right, they are Elizabeth Kuni, Conrad Dangaran, Laura Ng,
Leonard Fisher, Marilyn Borges and Shirley Ah-Let. Photo submitted by Capt.
Harold S. Levy Jr., Waianane Cadet Sq.

STARCHED UNIFORMS were in style in October 1954 when Cadets Ellen
MacNeil, left, Karen Krebs Winslow and Carol Witt of the Arizona Wing posed
for this photo taken by A. Schenck and sent in by the Arizona Wing Office of Information.

MAY 1979'


PA G E S E V E N "

Mobile Relay Units Provide
S tate- Wide Communications
Information Officer
Oregon Wing
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The time
is midnight and the place is an
empty field in northwest Oregon.
The quiet is disturbed by a
tractor-trailer lumbering up the
gravel road and into the field.
For a moment all is quiet, then
follows a brief flurry of activity
as an antenna goes up and a
diesel generator starts. Fifteen
minutes have passed since the
truck came to a halt, and in
those minutes the Oregon Wing
Communications Center has virtual statewide SSB and UHF
communications operational.
One by one, using special
mobile relay units, CAP
squadrons throughout the state
began checking in. This was the
1978 Oregon Wing search and
rescue exercise and also the
beginning of a special communications project.
The brainchild of the newly
formed Wing Repeater Advisory
Committee, the special communications set-up was designed
for a two-fold purpose: to
provide statewide communications for Oregon's first
multi-organizational search and
rescue exercise, and to establish
a workable plan for the eventual
installation of 12 repeater

stations throughout the state.
"At the time of the test, we
had only two local repeater
stations," said Capt. Jim
Schmitt, director of communications. "Today, as a result
of the success of the exercise,
we have four in operation, three
ready for renovation and plans to
install a total of 12. There are 75
base, 190 mobile and 80 airborne
licensed radio stations in the
wing, but until now we have had
very limited means of hooking
them all together in an emergency. Under the plan established
by the repeater committee, we
will soon have a virtual
statewide system, using both
long-range, high-power and local
low-power repeaters."
"By using mobile relay
stations during the exercise the
wing commumcations sect~..
was able to estabi,.sh a ~cr~a:.~
plan based r,n ~,~..~: ,.'~-~t-: ",, be
done. ~-here repeaters should be
placed and what the results
would be when they become
"The major obstacle was the
procurement of the repeater
stations. A new station, fully
operational would cost about
$3,000," said Schmitt, "but by
acquiring used equipment and
using the technical expertise of
CAP members in the wing. we

can put each repeater on the air
for about $500, including all
crystals, custom-made control
units -- the works."
Schmitt said credit goes entirely to the repeater committee. "These fellows have
spent hours going over plans and
working out the various physical
and technical problems connected with power output,
physical location, local radio interference, testing of equipment
-- everything."
He said they hope to have the
first long-range repeater
o p e r a t i o n a l b y m i d - J u l y, w i t h
the second one in shortly later
"'With the long-ra, u~:'s
operational be .a:~: be i'-~ie :,:
estabils~. =.,.-:: ~,,_t~. ~-,: *e~:
: ? _'7.'. ~, ¢ *_~ ? " ~1i:" 2v" ?
F. _ Y . y . : : _ t * , . ' . i ? , ~ ~ ? _ , : " ?

CurrentN ~e are o~er-hauhng
t h e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s t r a i n e r,
refurbishing a teletype system
and preparing to update the communications gear."
Schmitt said. "Today, we still
need mobile relay stations for a
statewide system. Tomorrow, a
man in the field with a five-watt
walkie-talkie will be able to talk
to a station anywhere at

OHIO HONOREES -- Associate member Gregor) Chotan I!
of Cleveland, left, and Lt. Col. Albert Savoy of the Lancaster
Comp. Sq. (Ohio Wing) are the youngest and oldest Civil Air
Patrol members in Ohio. They were recently recognized at a
wing meeting. Savoy is on record as the oldest person to
receive a pilot license.

Ohio Wing Honors Two
-- The oldest and youngest
members of the Ohio Wing were
recognized recently at a meeting
Gregory Chokan II, 10 months,
of Cleveland. an associate
member of CAP, is the youngest.
He is the son of the late Maj.
Gregory Chokan. who was killed
m an accident while returning
from a search mission, and 1st
Lt. Janet Chokan, now wing information officer.
The oldest member is Lt. Col.
Albert Savoy, 83, an attorney

f r o m L a n c a s t e r, a m e m b e r o f the Lancaster Comp. Sq. 1002.
He is the great-great grandson of
a Duke of Savoy who was killed
in the French Revolution. The
Duke's son was a general on
Napoleon's staff who shared his
exile on St. Helena and later
emigrated to Ohio.
Savoy was flying instructor in
World War I. and recently
received his private pilot
license. He is entered in the
Guiness World Book of Records
as the oldest person to receive a
private license. He has been a
CAP member since 1977.

Leadership Schools Planned
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- The
Southeast Region has scheduled
the Squadron
Leadership Schools (SLSI for
EQUIPMENT CHECKOUT -- Capt. Jim Schmitt, director of communications for the Oregon
Wing who is also a radio technician, checks out some recently acquired VHF equipment. The
wing's testing gear includes a variable wave oscillator, oscilloscope and frequency counter.
The wing's goal is to establish statewide communications on VHF channels.

July 28-29. Robins AFB. Ga.
Sept. 15-16, Memphis, Tenn.
Sept. 22-23, Birmingham, Ala,
Nov. 3-4. Jackson. Miss.

Attendance at an SLS is now a
Level 2 training requirement for
all senior CAP members, said
Lt. Col Richard J. Curran of the
Southeast Region staff.
To apply send CAP Form 17s to:
Headquarters, Southeast Regmn,
Route 1, Box 478
kElmore, Ala. 36025

Charlotte Squadrons Join Forces For Exercise
lllth Air Rescue and Recovery
Cadet Sq. (North Carolina Wing)
and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
County Office of Civil
Preparedness recently sponsored an exercise that simulated
the crash of an aircraft carrying
radioactive cobalt.

and the Salvation Army also participated.

The Charlotte Air Rescue
,omp. Sq. ~North Carolina
"~mg), city and county police,
~-,e Charlotte Life Saving Squad,
Yederal Aviation Administration

The exercise began at 9:30
a.m. with a simulated message
from the Charlotte Tower that a
light aircraft had reported an
electrical fire in its cabin and

Lt. Col. Joseph R. Bondurant,
wing semor mission coordinator,
conducted the exercise from the
wing mission coordinator center
in the lllth Squadron's building
at Charlotte's Douglas
Municipal Airport.

was losing control. Aircraft
were dispatched to search south
of the city and ground teams
conducted an ELT search in the
area. However. no ELT signals
were heard and the search was
limited to visual sightings.
Maj. Ben Griffin, lllth commander, piloting a search mrcraft, reported finding the crash
site at 2 p.m.
Also on board the aircraft
were cadets Hugh Carter and
Dickie Hayes aa4~a4~oi'ter for

a local radio station.
Ground teams in two lllth
rescue vehicles, a Life Saving
Squad ambulance~ and a Civil
Preparedness decontamination
van went to the scene of the
simulated crash, h city police
helicopter airlifted a ground
decontamination team from the
lllth Squadron.
Camera crews from two local
television stations came to film
the decontamination, recovery
and first aid sequences of the ex-

The wreckage used for the exercise was the fuselage of a
damaged light aircraft that a
local flying service donated.
Cadets John Pharr and Gary
Squires had the roles of injured
persons. Six radioactive sources
had been hidden at the scene by
Civil Preparedness personnel.
All six were found and contained
within 15 minutes by a team led
b y 1 s t L t . K e v i n To e v s , 111 t h
Squadron emergency services
o f fi c e r.
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P National Headquarters "VTN. Bs~d~~~!!i~eMa::~iceal: oAnF::ii3nile
s been extended to ! June 1979.
F F C O L L E G E A P P L I C AT I O N S .
[ege, the Region Staff Colleges(RSC) are
still seeking qualified
Air Patrol News for dates andapplication
procedures for
a RSC near

X-TRA PAPERWORK. General Gardner has announced his desire to get rid


c that threatens to inundate the volunteer members of the Civil Air Patrol. All
rvisors have been tasked to again scan the regulations, procedures, and reporting
tining to their area, and to eliminate all unnecessary paperwork. Additionally,
:sk Force has been rejuvenated, with a charter to effectively reduce the paper
ats/recommendations to the Task Force are welcome from all CAP members.
e to get on the soap box, don't miss it. Let your thoughts be known, and a fair
ew is guaranteed by the Task Force members. Task Force findings will be forl Gardner for final review and approval/disapproval. Mail all inputs to National
t D A , A t t n : L t C o l o n e l S k i n n e r.




,t Col, USAF

MEMORIAL DA y WEEKEND (Fun or Foolish)
Yep! We have a long weekend coming up. The Memorial Day weekend is normally thought of as the
beginning of spring. A time to get OUtdoors and get
rid of the winter "blaas.',



Well, SOme members of CAP will really go out of their
Wa y t o s h a k e o ff t h e s e " b l a a s . " " To o f a r "
l o n g " a n d " To o f a s t . "
even COme back.
Ye p F
- " To o
Some of them won't
Others have taken to the lakes and rivers. No life vest
Worn in boat _ over crowded
You guessed it - turned OVer _. drowned. Or others
- and what happens?
have been Wading or SWimming in an unprOtected body
of Water _ stepped into a deep hole _ and down they
The point I'm making is, have fun. but don't attempt
it by being foo//sh. Everybody knows the rules, so
why not play by them and stay with us for a

Linked Repeaters Extend Range
Ohio Wing
Communications Engineer
This is the second article of a
three-part series on the use of
repeater stations in the Ohio
Wing communications system.
Last month we discussed the
use of repeaters and simplex for
communications. We learned the
difference between simplex,
which is used for relatively short
distances and repeater
operation. We saw how a
repeater can extend operating
ranges to 50 miles or more.
How would we extend our VHF
range even more? How would a
communicator in Cincinnati using a hand-held unit talk to
Cleveland? How could the Ohio
Wing Liaison Office in Columbus
contact the Ohio Wing commander driving a car in Dayton?
Some interesting questions are
posed and the answers are a bit
more complicated. First. we

must assume there is a repeater
operating in each area of the
state we wish to tie together or
link. Today, there are repeaters
operating in Lima, Dayton and
Cincinnati. Plans call for
repeaters to be operational in
the very near future in Columbus, Lancaster, Lucasville and
Hinkley. The Hinkley repeater
will provide coverage for the
Cleveland, Lorain, Akron area.
Longer range plans call for
repeaters in Youngstown, Sand u s k y , To l e d o , M a n s fi e l d ,
Coshocton, Delaware and
Washington Court House.
The question of how to link
these repeaters must now be
answered. There are several options, telephone lines,
microwaves or radio signals
beamed from repeater to
repeater. Telephone lines and
microwaves are tc, o expensive
we w~!l u<e I'HF ra~:o s,gnals
and beam an:e~nas Inqmrles

have been made and hopefully
several UHF frequencies in the
406-420MHz band will be
available for CAP link use.
A repeater antenna is omnidirectional, meaning it transmits and receives in all directions. This gives us a circular
area of radio coverage, visualize
a large wheel lying flat on the
ground. The antenna is the hub
and the area inside the wheel is
the area of primary radio
coverage. Each wheel is approximately 50 miles across and
there is a wheel at each city
mentioned above. Some of these
wheels will overlap slightly
while others will not. There are
electronic means available to
change the shapes of the area of
primary coverage, using this
technique we can reduce overlap
tO a mlnlrnum

~e ~t~il now hnk ot~r repeaters
together to provide a state-wide
VHF communications system. It

is 63 miles from Dayton to
Columbus, each repeater uses an
omni-directional antenna, and
the area of primary coverage is
not large enough to allow a station in Dayton to talk with a station in Columbus.
Each repeater has an additional UHF transmitter and
t r a n s m i t t e r. T h e r e c e i v e r i s
turned on at all times and the
transmitter is in standby. There
is a beam antenna at each
repeater and their antennas are
pointed toward each other.
When the communicator in
Columbus wants to talk to
Dayton, he uses an electronic
tone to activate a relay in the
Columbus repeater. This relay
turns on the UHF link transmitter and all transmissions occurring on the Columbus
repeater are beamed v{a the
['HI-" hnk to Dayton These transmlssmns are received bv the
Dayton ['HF recetver and are

rebroadcast by the Dayton
r e p e a t e r. A c o m m u n i c a t o r i n
Dayton then uses an electronic
tone to activate the Dayton UHF
link transmitter and carries on a
conversation with the station in
To t a l k t o L a n c a s t e r t h e
Columbus station would use a
different electronic tone to activate another link transmitter.
If a Dayton communicator
wishes to talk to Lancaster, he
first transmits a tone to activate
the Columbus link, then another
different tone to activate the
Lancaster link. Using this type
of system, the entire state can
be linked together.
Next month I will show you a
map with a VHF repeater and
UHF link proposal for the Ohio
Wing. If you have a question or
suggestion please forward it to
me. Bruce Kepes. Ohio Wing
C o m m u n i c a t i o n s E n g i n e e r.
Wrxght-Patterson AFB. Ohio

New A ircraft Update Fleet
Hampshire Wing has taken a
giant step in its program to bring
its air fleet up to date," said Lt.
C o l . C a l v i n W. S t i l e s . w i n g
o p e r a t i o n s o f fi c e r, w h e n t h e
wing recently returned two aircraft to national headquarters
for disposal.
"We turned in airplanes
manufactured in the 1950s," he
said, "and expect by summer to

have two much more modern
aircraft to replace them "
The aircraft will be replaced
with a Helio Courier and a
C e s s n a T- 4 1 B . A c c o r d i n g t o
Stiles. "The Hello is fast and
maneuverable, as well as
capable of extremely slow flight
and operations from the shortest
of airstrips. These are important
features in a search and rescue
aircraft. The T-41B is a military
version of a light aircraft. Its ex-

ceptionally high-powered engine
yields the speed and
maneuverability to conduct air
searches in mountainous
The airplanes returned to
national headquarters were two
DeHavilland Beavers manufactured some 20 years ago. Stiles
and two other CAP pilots recently ferried these aircraft to
Seymour, Ind., for redeployment
by CAP national officials.

Member Helps Save Granddaughter
A FA AWA R D - - J a m e s G . S a n d m a n , p r e s i d e n t o f t h e
Sacramento Chapter 116 of the Air Force Association, left,
presents a special award to Cadet Karen S. Hall, McClellan
Cadet Sq. 12 (California Wing), as the Sacramento area's
outstanding cadet of the year for her "unusual drive and
determination to lead and direct her fellow cadets and to
learn and practice the fundamental administrative and
management concepts."

Oregon Governor Presents
Aw a r d To C a d e t Wr i g h t
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Cadet
Kenneth Wrightof the Lane
County Comp..Sq. (Oregon
Wing~ has received the Gen.
Carl A. Spaatz Award.
The award was presented in
special ceremonies at the
Oregon State Capitol in Salem by
Gov. Victor Atiyeh.
Wright has been a CAP
member since 1974. He was
awarded a scholarship for flight
training by the Daedalians and
earned his private pilot license
last year.
He is past cadet commander of

FA I R B A N K S , A l a s k a T h e
life of the granddaughter of a
CAP member was saved by a
helicopter crew from Eielson
AFB recently.
SM Everett Long of the Yukon
Sr. Sq. here reports that the baby
born to his daughter and her husband in a cabin in a remote area
on the Yukon River had an intestinal blockage.
He had been expecting to fly
his own plane north to [he cabin

to get word of the child's birth.
Since the cabin does not have a
landing area. the words "boy" or
"'girl" were to be stamped out in
the snow. Other signals would indicate a need for additional help
in case of problems.
However. the baby was born a
week early, and his son-in-law
hitched up a dog team to go to a
neighbor's cabin downriver to
use a radio to call for help.
In the morning, Long received

a call from the Alaska State
Police. telling him of the
e m e r g e n c y. H e w a s t h e o n l y
person who could give directions
for the rescue helicopter to get
to the cabin to make the pickup.
He gave the grid coordinates of
the cabin to the Alaska Rescue
Control Center and waited.
Four hours later the baby
arrived at the hospital helipad.
She is now doing well after surgery.

the Mahlon Sweet Comp. Sq. and
has served as deputy commander of the Lane County
Comp. Sq.
In 1978 he went to Sweden in
the IACE. He was flight commander at the National Cadet
Officers School in 1977.
A graduate of Eugene High
School in Eugene, Ore., Wright
attended an academy
preparatory school and recently
received notice of appointment
to the4d.S. Air Force Academy.
He is a member of the
National Honor Society.

Cadets Nominate d To Academies
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -Several Civil Air Patrol cadets
have been recently nominated to
service academies.
Cadet Lucinda Baker of the
Vidor Comp. Sq. (Texas Wing)
was nominated to the Air Force
Academy by Congressman Jack
Brooks. She was second alternate from a list of 14,000
Three cadets of the Five
Points Comp. Sq. (Michigan

b m ~ . ~ ~ e


b y

Congressman William M.
Broadhead. Cadet Stephen D.
Ward was nominated to the
United States Military
A c a d e m y . C a d e t A l a n P.
Dickinson was nominated to the
A i r F o r c e A c a d e m y. C a d e t
Cheryn R. Brown received
nomination to the Air Force
Academy and to the Naval
Seven former Five Points
cadets have graduated from service academies.

SPAATZ AWARD -- Victor Atiyeh, governor of Oregon, left, presents the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz
Award to Cadet Kenneth Wright of the Lane County Comp. Sq. (Oregon Wing) at the State
Capitol building in Salem. (Photo by Capt. Tom Traver)

MAY 1979

PA G E E L E V E N ,


Searching .For A ircraft Is Not Easy
In March I attended a NATOsponsored conference that concerned search theory and practical applications.
Of course, one of the most
practical applications is the
search for missing persons with
the hope of saving lives. We discussed all aspects of search and
rescue (missing boats, aircraft,
people, etc.) and determined
that recent developments in
search theory could assist us in
our search mission.
Of all the SAR problems, the
missing aircraft is probably one
of the easier to solve. This is
because the target is stationary.,
not actively avoiding detection
and sometimes even assisting
t h e s e a r c h ( E L T, s u r v i v o r s "
signals, etc.~. The major
problems with an overland
search are determining the high
probability areas and actually
seeing the crash site.
These are formidable
problems, but consider the overwater search for a missing
vessel. The target is not
stationary and, contrary to what
you may think, it is not easy to
spot a small boat. life raft or
person in the water.

A search for a missing person
on land may be for a moving
target, and the person may be
actively avoiding the searchers!
So, our search for the crashed
aircraft, and hopefully survivors, is comparatively tame.
The key to success is to use all
available information to determine the high probability areas
and then to effectively search
those areas.
On any search for a missing
aircraft, it is not possible to
visually search the entire
possibility area (i.e.. the area
where the aircraft could have
gone). Example: Four hours of
fuel and 100 knots equal a radius
of 400 nautical miles or more
than 500.000 square miles. Most
of the area may be searched
electronically for an ELT signal,
but any visual search for survivor's signals or for the crash
site must be more concentrated.
The reduction from the possible area to the probable area requires much effort and is the key
to a successful search. The mission coordinator and staff must
actively gather as much information as possible concerning
the aircraft. To gather this data,
many individuals and agencies
must be contacted. At some

point, the misston coordinator
will have enough information to
estimate the probable routes of
the aircraft.
Some statistical information is
available that indicates how far
off the route the crash site may
be located. And, along each
route, there are usually some
points with even higher
probability (high terrain,
marginal weather, etc.). These
routes and their associated high
probability areas should receive
the majority of search effort.
But. what is the best way to
use available search forces?
That is the second part of our
problem, and one that can be

answered quite easily by current
s e a r c h t h e o r y. F o r m u l a s a n d
problems are available that will
give the optimal method for using available resources. The
routines are not too complicated
and have been incorporated into
large computer programs
(CASP), small computer
progra ms (personal computers ),
and even programmable
calculators. I have been working
on a few charts that eliminate
the need for any fancy math, but
these are still in the development stage and I'll share them in
the future
There is a vet3' low probability
of detection ~ POD p when looking
for the crashed aircraft in the
woods, and we must re-search
the high probability areas
several times before we expand
the search to other areas. Optimal search routines can give
you the optimum number of
searches for each specific case.
But, maybe we are spending
too much time, early in the
search, looking for the crash
site. Possibly more effort should
be put into ELT searches and
searches for visual signals from
the survivors.
These searches should be performed on the first and second

day when the probability of survivors is relatively high and the
possibility of receiving a signal
is greater. Because our POD is
greater for signals, more area
can be covered and the overall
probability of Success may be
The optimization of search
effort split between ELT, visual
signa~ and crash site search is
more complex, but it can be
solved. I presented this problem
to the theoreticians at the NATO
conference and maybe one of
them will help us.
In conclusion, I'd like you to
know that we are not alone in
searching for objects, and that
much effort is going into improving the effectiveness of search.
Much work has been done that
directly relates to our problem,
and optimization routines are
available for small computers.
My initial look at our current
search procedures indicates that
we need to spend more search
effort (up to five searches) in
the high probability areas before
we expand the search.
If you have any questions or
comments, please write to Lt.
Col. R.J. Mattson. Hq. CAPUSAF/DOS, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

Air National Guard Helicopters
Aid California {]nit In Search
Hayward Comp. Sq. 156 t California Wing l based at the Livermore Airport. assisted in finding
a d o w n e d p l a n e n e a r Tw a i n
Harte. eight miles east of
Sonora. Calif.
CAP BOOKLET -- Cadets of the Lantana-Lake Worth Cadet Sq. (Florida Wing), present
copies of the Report to Congress to golfers participating in the Palm Beach (Fla.) Golf
Classic. From left they are: Ben Crenshaw, Cadet Ted Smith, Cadet Greg Vanbalvern, Sam
Snead, Jerry Pate, Cadet John Sczymanski and Jack Nicklaus. The cadets worked with the
American Cancer Society on the project.

Honorary Membership Presented
N E W Y O R K , N . Y. - Members of the New York Wing
headquarters and of CAP units
throughout the New York City
area gathered recently for the
presentation of an honorary Civil
Air Patrol membership to
Senator Barry Goldwater.
Actress Maureen O'Hara,
owner of Antilles Airboat Service, accepted the award on
b e h a l f o f G o l d w a t e r. T h e
honorary membership certificate was presented by Col. D.
We l k e r, r e p r e s e n t i n g t h e
national commander, and Col.
Roy R. Arroll, New York Wing
Goldwater was honored for his
past and present contributions to
aviation at the ceremonies that
took place at the U.S. Custom
House in the World Trade
In addition to the presentation,
cadets and senior members
viewed a showing of the Air and
Sea exhibition at the Custom
House. Through a series of pain-

tings, models, dioramas and displays, the exhibit depicted
progress in naval aviation and
the history of commercial air
and sea transportation.
The Air and Sea exhibition was
sponsored by Odysseys in Flight,
an organization of aviators,
which is attempting to secure
funds to convert the USS
Intrepid, a World War II aircraft
carrier, into a floatin~
aerospace and nautical musefim
to be lcoated in New York harbor.
Goldwater is a member of the
Odysseys in Flight board of
Another Odysseys in Flight
supporter, James Ean, worked
closely with CAP to plan and
coordinate the presentation and
tour of Air and Sea. Ean, a
former member of the Blue
Angels, Navy precision flight
team, and a past CAP member,
has visited squadrons in the
Brooklyn Group to relate his experien(~es and discuss future

aviation careers with cadets.
Ean has also been a bomber and
carrier fighter pilot.

lltElt CHART

The aircraft, a Cessna 182,
with two people on board, went
down Feb. 21 and was located
March 3. There were no survivors.
After conventional CAP
search aircraft and techniques
were unsuccessful, Lt. Col. Fred
Morris. commander of Group 16,
contacted the 49th Air National
Guard at Stockton Airport and
coordianted the successful
search using the Guards Chinook
helicopters with CAP observers

on board.
The helicopters were able to
go deep into canyons and located
the aircraft, which had impacted
a canyon wall, within a few
hours. While one helicopter landed to confirm the find. another
helicopter hovered over the site
to maintain communmations and
mark the crash location while
the first crew hiked to the site.
The CAP team and helicopter
crew returned to the site with
the local sheriff's deputy and
county coroner to remove the
bodies and take pictures for accident investigation.
The CAP personnel involved
were Maj. Ed Ryan, Capt.
Te r e n c e Ta y l o r , C a p t . F r e d
Staedel and Cadet Curt Held.


t2i4giiL'A~IR'~Aqf'R'0l~ NEW'S


MAY 1979

Sergeant Wins Freedoms Award
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -MSgt. Anthony Hooks Jr., Hq.
CAP-USAF, has won a George
Washington Honor Medal Award
and $50 Savings Bond in the
organization's annual contest.
The theme was "Why am I In
The Uniform Of My Country?"
"I was really shocked to hear I
had won," said Sgt. Hooks. "It
was the first time I had entered
the contest and only did so this
time when a friend challenged
me to give it a try. It took about
two months for me to get down
on paper what I wanted to say,"
added Sgt. Hooks, "but the
finished product really reflected
my true feelings."
A veteran of more than 15
years service, Hooks is currently logistics inspector on the
Headquarters CAP-USAF
Inspector General team.
The Freedoms Foundation at
Valley Forge. Pa.. is dedmated
to safeguarding the Amencar.
concept of pe~i freedom that
motivated George Vcashmgton
and hts tro,-,ps there some 200
years ago
Hooks" essay follows.
Why am I in the uniform of my
This question leaves nothing to
my imagination -- I know why I
am in the uniform of my
~country. My being in uniform announces candidly that I have

been raised to a noble standard
of Americanization.
As an American, I proudly
emphasize my support for
America by wearing the uniform
o f m y c o u n t r y. I f e e l i t i s a n
h o n o r, d u t y, a n d a n i n n a t e
responsibility to uphold the principles upon which this country
was founded and the
philosophies which this country
advocates as a part of my being
in uniform.
I am in uniform because I
believe in the principles and the
philosophies that caused my
forefathers to break political
ties with Great Britain for their
oppression of human rights and
The recognition by our leaders
of the importance of freedom.
the necessity to protect human
rights, and ~e ab~.!::~ to f'ar.c::+:,e.
as a.': ::.~e;-er.:ent go~e:n,ng
hod', :e~ ti'ze Continental
(',.'regress on July 4, 1776. to sign
o f
Independence. It states, "We
selfhold these truths to be
e v i d e n t ; t h a t a l l m e n are
created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; that
among these are Life. Liberty.
and pursuit of Happiness .... ""
I believe as I wear the uniform. I reaffirm my allegiance
to protect and preserve those

truths set forth in the Declaration of Independence.
Being in uniform has taught
me tolerance, obedience, and
compassion. I have tolerance
because I am able to visualize
the importance of freedom.
Patience is the necessary ingredient for a continued viable
military force trained to detect
and deter aggression. Above all,
I have learned to have freedom
from bigotry and prejudice.
I am obedient because I
possess the temperament that
submits to authority -- a
necessity for one to function in a
military way of life. I am compassionate because I am concerned about the sufferings of
others, and I have a deep sympathy and a sincere urge to help
America protect the human
r:~:s o~ :>'ke.'-- In '~e umfo,,~m
of m..~ cour.:.--+ l am a resource
that can be u_-~d for the wtll and
betterment of our people
I strongly believe I am
attesting to the strengths of our
Constitution by proudly wearing
t h e u n i f o r m o f m y c o u n t r y. I
restated my patriotism for
America by my volunteer enlistment into the Armed Forces. I
stated to the Divine that, "I shall
defend and protect the American
Rights set forth in the Constitution of the United States of

It states, "We the People of
the United States, in Order to
form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure Domestic
Tr a n q u i l i t y. . . s e c u r e t h e
Blessings of Liberty .... "' I
believe by wearing the uniform,
I confirm the intent of the Constitution.
I am in this uniform not
because I have been enslaved,

but because I want and love to be
in the uniform of my country. I
am in uniform also because to
me it symbolizes love, peace,
t r a n q u i l i t y, s o v e r e i g n t y, a n d
respect for human rights. Being
an American and in the uniform
of my country reveals to me a
thin line between war and peace
and makes me an emissary for
civil government.

F R E E D O M S AWA R D - - A i r F o r c e M S g t . A n t h o n y H o o k s
Jr., right, a member of the Hq. CAP-USAF inspection team,
receives his award for a winning essay in the annual
Freedoms Foundation letter-writing contest from Brig. Gen.
Paul E. Gardner, CAP executive director and commander of
C A P - U S A F.

New Squadron Formed
With AFJROTC Cadets
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -Cadets from the New Mexico51st AFJROTC Sq. formed the
cadet body of the newly formed
Black Sheep Comp. Sq. (New
Mexico Wing) here.
The squadron held its
organizational meeting and
received its charter last
November and had its first
operational search and rescue
mission Dec. 1. The cadets had
received 16 hours of emergency
services training prior to the
mission. The squadron responded to a three-day mission with 24
cadets, putting more cadets into
the field on a single mission than

the whole wing had previously
done in the last 14 years.
The squadron was responsible
for clearing, through ground interrogation, three times the area
covered by aircraft during the
mission because weather
prevented pilots from covering
much of the area. The mission
coordinator commended the
cadets for their work.
Col. Earl Livingston, wing
commander, commented on the
fine showing and rapid progress
made by the squadron members.
Be said that in his memory no
squadron had come so far so fast
in the New Mexico Wing,

De Pass Earns Spaatz A ward
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Warrant
Field where the squadron is
Officer Robert S. De Pass, combased.
mander of Brooklyn Cadet Sq. 4
De Pass joined CAP six years
: ( , N e w Yo r k W i n g ) , r e c e n t l y
ago in the squadron he now comreceived the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz . m a n d s . H e + w a s c a d e t c o m Award in special ceremonies at
mander in 1975 and received his
squadron headquarters.
solo badge in 1976. In 1977 he
WINTER SURVIVAL -- Two cadets at the Hawk Mountain Winter Survival School find an easy
The award was presented by
transferred to Brooklyn Cadet
method of transporting gear to the field exercises. More tlian 80 students attended the PennK e n n e t h H a b e r, a s s i s t a n t t o
Sq. 2 where he was aerospace
sylvania Wing's annual winter training courses. (Photo by Capt. Ray Kaminski)
Brooklyn Borough president, the
education officer. He returned to
w i n g l i a i s o n ~ o f fi c e r, C o l . G .
his present squadron as comPartridge, and Capt. James
mander in 1978.
Capozzi, commander of the
Since then the squadron has
Brooklyn Group.
grown many times in strength
N e w Yo r k m a y o r E d w a r d
and has moved to its present
E A S T H I L L S , N . Y. - - T h e
LaBrecque is an FAA certified
internal medicine and carKoch sent a letter of conhome in the Armed Forces
Nassau County Group of the New
medical examiner, as well as begratulations to De Pass.
Reserve Center.
York Wing has a flight surgeon
ing a pilot and aircraft owner.
Currently LaBrecque superCapt. R.L. Meier, of the Naval
De Pass is a graduating senior
on its headquarters staff.
He is a resident of Massapequa,
vises the training of the groups
Reserve, was host for the award
from Brooklyn College, with a
Dr. Donald LaBrecque wa_s
N . Y. , a n d o p e r a t e s a c l i n i c i n
land rescue team and keeps
ceremony because he is comdegree in chemistry. He hopes
recruited by Lt. Col.-Arthur
Brooklyn and practices in
track of the annual physical exmander of the Armed Forces
to pursue a career in the
Massapequa. He is a specialist in
aminations of the pilots.
Reserve Center at Floyd Bennett

Group Recruits Flight Surgeon


'~IAY i979


Grover Loening A wards
LarryG. Stewart

. 32137


Maureen T. Lehman.. _ 45001

Paul E. Garber A wards
Richard G. Miller ......
John L Skinion .....
Robert W. Paulson
Miles T. Brookes. .
Wilham A. Eckhoff.
Lewis M. Ashbrook.


. 36073
Maxine M. Quimby
Barry R. Metz
. 37080
Harlie H. Masters..
George R. Erb ......... 37189
Floyd B, Callihan


Earhart Awards--March 1979
Mark D. Garland
David P Paver
James R. Osborne
Paul A Grifhth Jr
Mathew P Maranto
Alessandro Cuevas
Jeffrey P Bo) le
John R Armstrong Jr
Edward Prince Jr
Tom S. Senv
John E. Bunter . . . 18044 E ,,re;~er
R,, ( Fta~e~
.lames Kirk Kraft
Da~M N Klear
Mmhael P,. Barnett
John D. Dunne
Steven C. Sorenson .... 33048
Scott C. McCleskey .....34198

Daniel t' ~ arson Jr
Daniel B Albert
NllsC Sorenson . .
John D. Sullivan ...
Cherilynn A. Morrow
Todd W. Grove .....
Jerome J. Jankowski
Luis O. Alvarado ........


Mitchell Awards--March 1979
Mike R. Semrau ........ 01016
John J. Kiernan ....
Mike C. Pendergrast ... 04096
Mark A. Scott .........
William W. Washington 04193
Mark A Carlson . .
Charles A. Beget ...... 04345
Gilbert M. Alvarez ...... 04404
Henry D Nanjo ......... 04414
Jeffrey Wong ...........04414
John F. Hobbs Jr ........ 08412
Paul M. Nordhaus ....... 11041
John R. Schreiber ....... 11041
ThomasM. Townsend ... 11113
Tim Kelley ............. 11189
John P. Balsamo ~ ....... 11254
James G. Baird ........ 12168
Stephen A Kroptk
Gregory J. Kroptk .... 20003
Stephen M. Belkoff .... 20012
Mark E $emear ...... 20117
R.P. Cunnmgham Jr .... 20260
Steven M. Dailey ....... 20260
Theodore R. Vecchio ... 21116
C.L. Havenridge ....... 26019
Jeffrey P. Bauer ...... 26055
Norman J Kee
Kenneth A Budrow
C a r l J C h u r g m . . . . . 29099
David J Borgmh Jr ......31020
Antho~) J R Vefley ..... 31088

Ronald C. Prude ....... 31092
David Bramwell .
Paul S Mento
Christopher A Bevden
Joseph A. Castro - ..... 31147
Donald Prince ..... 31328
Theresa A. Callaghan .... 31362
Tim W. Brooks .........32022
Jerry W. McFerron ..... 35013
David W. Pannell ....... 35023
Alan L. Sagar ........... 36019
Anthony R. Sodano ...... 37049
Lawrence J. Kent Jr ..... 37192
Alan D. Houck
BruceA Andrews
. 38035
Chrts T Hayes ........ 39009
Mtchael R. Meier ....... 40050
Mark S Fhtton .
Michael V. Mallory ...... 45060
Eduardo P. Done ....... 51014
Christopher E. Craney... 51014
Ineabette Arroyo ....... 52012
Ramon L. Marquez ...... 52012
Jose L. Plaza ........... 52012
Brenda I. Villot ......... 52012
Pedro Mercado ......... 52012
Harold Maldonado ...... 52012
Carlos G. Laboy ........ 52012
Angel Green ............ 52012
Hector Rivera .......... 52012

Wilson Aces edo
Angel , Magenst
ilfredo Pagan
Mtlton Perez
. . . 52035
Francois Meaux
Samuel Vargas ....... 52066
Jose A. Ramos ....... 52066
Lisa E. Padilla . .. ..... 52066
Angel L. Seda ........ 52066
Jose A. Ferreira ...... 52066
Luis A. Arroyo ........ 52071
Juan B. Lozada ....... 52071
Juan C Montanez
Anibal Irizarry ....... 52105
Enid Montanez ....... 52105
Nora I. Rivera ........ 52105
Odette Baez ........... 52105
Febus S.N Feliciano .... 52105
Nilka V. Ruertas ........ 52105
Reinaldo GoUena: ...... 52105
Ere Theresa nivera ..... 52105
Millie Ortiz ..........
Sara A. Lopez ........
Mildred De Jesus ..... 52119
Carlo Warynex .......
Miguel A. Del Torn ....
Gilber to Martinez .....
Aurelio Vazquez ...... 52120
Ricardo Lugo .........

Glaze Retires From Reserve
Lt. Col. Lester K. Glaze, a
current member of the Custer
Comp. Sq. (Nebraska Wing), has
retired from the Air Force
Reserve. During more than 35
years of active and reserve service he attained the Air Force
rank of colonel.
Be has been a CAP member
for 14 years and known all the
Air Force national commanders
of the organization and executive directors since Col. Joe
Mason, who was national commander from 1964 until 1967. He
met Brig. Gen. Paul E. Gardner,
present executive director of
CAP, while assigned to the 438th
Troop Carrier Wing at Offutt
AFB, Neb., in 1949.
Glaze served four years in
World War II in the Far East
before joining the Reserves and
was recalled to active duty during the Korean Conflict.
His last assignment before
retirement was a Reserve coordinator for Nebraska.
At the recent Nebraska Wing
conference, Glaze received the
Meritorious Service Medal. The
award was presented by Gen.
Gardner and Lt. Col. Jimmie D.
Lockhart of the Nebraska
Liaison Office.

During his CAP career, Glaze
has recruited more than 200
senior members and as many
cadets for the Civil Air Patrol.


WARTIME CAP VETERANS -- Reunited at a recent meeting in Denver were, from left,
retired Colorado state Sen. Neal Bishop; Col. Harold R. Smethills, Colorado Wing commander
from 1942 until 1945; Jack Fowler, CAP-2nd Air Force courier service pilot; and Lt. Col. Bill
Madsen, who was operations officer for the courier service network in Colorado in 1943-1944.

Wartime Commander Speaks
DENVER. Colo. -- Col.
Harold R. Smethills, commander of the Colorado Wing
from 1942 to 1945, was a recent
speaker at a meeting of the 85member Sojourners Club here.
The subject of Smethills' discourse was the wartime mission
of CAP members in the Mile
High State, from early organization problems through the start
of the cadet training program to
air search and ground rescue
"The 1942 establishment of a
Civil Air Patrol Airport on the
site of the old Higley Field in
Denver gave us a base of
operations," Smethills " said.
"Next, the wing staff met with
members of the state budget
committee to establish a Department of Civil Air Patrol in
Colorado. Then the state
legislature appropriated $3,000
for CAP operating expenses."
The only stipulation on the use
of the funds Smethills said, was

that the money would not be
used to purchase uniforms.
When the headquarters of the
2nd Air Force, whose mission
was to train heavy bomber
crews, was moved to Colorado
Springs in 1943, the Colorado
Wing became the hub of the 2nd
Air Force-CAP Courier Service.
"CAP pilots in their own light
planes flew training material
and cargo in a connecting
network of scheduled flights
every day -- VFR weather permitting for a year and a half.
"Our pilots were authorized to
land at Army Air Force bases,
and they established a record of
better than 90 percent flight
Smethills mentioned that
Colorado Wing pilots
volunteered for coastal patrol
duty along the eastern seaboard.

Other wartime activities of the
wing included forest patrol fire
surveys, industrial courier
flights, emergency medical missions, support of war bond~
drives, flights to spot scrap iron
rusting away in open fields,
mercy missions for the Red
Cross and participation in the
gas rationing program."
Two of the wartime objectives, Smethills said, were the
development of the CAP cadet
training program and the initiation of training for senior
members in air search #nd
ground rescue techniques.
Retired state Sen. Neal
Bishop, who aided the Colorado
Wing in obtaining the first state
appropriation, was in the
audience, as were several CAP
courier service veterans.

Wing Commander Dies
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Harry Dyer, a long-time Civil Air Patrol
member died here recently.
Dyer had been commander of the Tennessee Wing from January
1949 until September 1951. He formerly held a commission in the
Tennessee National Guard's 1051h Observation Sq.
He was honorary chairman of the board of the Nashville Bridge
Co., which he joined after graduation from college in 1921 where he
has served as president and chairman of the board.

.In Memoriam
In memory 0f Thomas H: Mayhew by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Mayhew.

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.
RETIRING RESERVIST -- Lt. Col. Lester K. Glaze, Broken
Bow Comp. Sq. (Nebraska Wing), recently retired after
more than 35 years in the Air Force active and reserve components with file rank of colonel. Here Glaze, center,
receives the Meritorious Service Award from Lt. Col. Jimmie D. Lockhart, Nebraska Wing Liaison Office.r,!ef~-and
B r i g . G e e . P a u l E . G a r d n e r, C A P ~ ~ ~ e c t o r.

BASYE, Claude T.: Second Lieutenant, April 6,1979, Cleburne Comp. Sq., Texas Wing.
COBLE, Clarence C.. Second Lieutenant, Dec. 23,1978, Seattle Comp. Sq., Washington Wing.
GUTHRIE. William C., Major, Nov. 28,1978, Headquarters Comp. Sq., Washington Wing.
GOODE, Martv A., First Lieutenant, March 17,1979, Park Forest St. Sq., Illinois Wing.
GOODE, Paul W., Cadet, March 17,1979, Peotone Cadet Sq., Illinois Wing.
GRAHAM, Robert C.. First Lieutenant, March 1O, 1979, Glendale Comp. Sq., California Wing.
JOLLIE, James E.. Lieutenant Colonel, March 17,1979, Southwest Region.
LARANCE, Nell C.. Lieutenant Colonel, March 13,1979, Singing River Comp. Sq., Mississippi Wing.
LITTIG, Vern L.. Lieutenant Colonel, March 23,1979, Group 15, Tennessee Wing.
MAURO, Joseph J., Captain, April 5,1979, Omaha Cadet Sq., Nebraska Wing.
REED, Allen D.. Captain. March 10.1979, Pioneer Comp. Sq., Arizona Wing.
STICHTER. Harold F.. Captain, March 28,1979, Washoe Jeep Sr. Sq., Nevada Wing. ~'~"/~-~ :




MAY 1979

CAP News In Pho tos

IN APPRECIATION -- Capt. Steve Rudowski, commander
of the Lapeer Search and Rescue Sr. Sq. (Michigan Wing),
left, presents a CAP Certificate of Appreciation to Matthew
H . D o u g h e r t y, t h e r e t i r i n g E m e r g e n c y S e r v i c e s
Preparedness director for Lapeer County, for his contributions to Civil Air Patrol. Dougherty made his office
available for CAP training, provided films for CAP use, initiated a radiological monitor training program and
otherwise contributed to bringing the squadron to an
operational ready state.
BUILDII~. G FUND -- Cecilia Rico, president of the IAnden Comp. Sq. (New Jersey Wing)
Women's Auxiliary, left. presents a check for $2,000 to Capt. Abelardo Rico Jr., her husband
who is squadron commander, getting a fund-raising project under way to collect money to construct a new headquarters building.
S PA AT Z AWA R D - Right, Cadet Charles L.
Packard, Greenville
Comp. Sq. (South Carolina
Wing) receives the Gen.
Carl A. Spaatz Award
from Air Force Maj. Gen.
F r e d A . H a e f f n e r, v i c e
commander of the Ninth
Air Force at Shaw AFB,

BOOM OPERATOR -- Mary F. Gilmore, a senior member
with the Highlanders Comp. Sq. (New Hampshire Wing) is a
sergeant with the Air National Guard. She is one of several
women in a test program who have completed training as
boom operators on KC-135 refueling aircraft. (New
shire ANG Photo)

FALCON AWARD -- Capt, James H. Grigsby Jr., left, Tennessee Wing Headquarters staff,
receives the Frank Borman Falcon Award certificate from Tennessee Congressman John
Duncan during recent ceremonies in Duncan's office. Grigsby, a senior industrial management student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, serves as vice commander of the
ROTC 800 detachment. An undergraduate pilot candidate who plans to make the Air Force a
career, he expects to be commissioned in June.

MAY 1979



Middle East

Members of New York-Wing's Support
Squadron 2 have received an orientation
and tour of the entire Pam Am World
A i r w a y s T r a i n i n g F a c i l i t y. . . N a s s a u
Cadet Sq. 6 (New York Wing) was named squadron of the year at a recent group
ball. Cadet Sharon Krohn was also named
cadet of the year... Lt. Col. Robert C.
Merriman has been named commander of
Pennsylvania Wing's Group 20,
succeeding Lt. Col. Hubert J. Waskovich.
. Cadets Mark Gregorio, James Hurley
and Ryne Allen of the Boston Comp. Sq.
(Massachusetts Wing) have attended a
b i v o u a c w i t h t h e M e r r i m a c k Va l l e y
Comp. Sq.

Five cadets from the Monticello Comp.
Sq. (Virginia Wing) have passed the
American Red Cross First Aid course.
The new first aiders are William
A r r i n g t o n , Ti m o t h y D u t y, J o h n F r a y,
Gregory McCauley and Albert Richardson.


Great Lakes
The Superiorland Cadet~Sq. (Michigan
Wing) recently conducted a paper drive
at nearby K.I. Sawyer AFB to assist the
city of Marquette Jaycees who operate a
r e c y c l i n g c e n t e r i n t h e c i t y. . . S e c o n d
L t s . W i l l i a m L . Q u i n l a n J r. , C y n t h i a
Quinlan and Delores Botts, all members
of the Panther Comp. Sq. (Kentucky
Wing) have attended tornado watch training sponsored by their local civil defense.
. Second Lt. Derek A. Webb has been
named deputy commander of Group 10.
Wisconsin Wing At the recent Group
E~ght md~ta~" ball the following people
~ere boo--red as senmr members of the
:,ear Framt Racc~ Jam~ Colombo John
( ~ , : ~ z a ~ J a r. . : ~ o ~ r c n - ~ N a m e d a s
~:3~ar~:~g caOets ~ere Ka~v Kes~l
John P Klatt. Tom Clark. G. Gabaldon
and S Perret.

PA G E ~ F I F T E E N

Members of the 926th Comp. Sq.
(Louisiana Wing) have recently returned
from a tour of Washington, D.C... Cadet
members of the East Bank Comp. Sq's.
(Louisiana Wing) cadet land rescue team
recently completed practical training in
f o r c i b l e e n t r y, e x t r i c a t i o n a n d a e r i a l
medical evacuation operations... Eight
members of the Gregg County Comp. Sq.
¢Texas Wing) have received instruction
for the Red Cross first aid course. Second
Lt. Leo DuBry was instruct'or for the

Cadet Chris Hermann. a member of the
Pompano Beach Cadet Sq . Flomda Wing,
has been awarded his blue scarf rating for
land rescue tramm4g
C~t T~m
Hazleaood has t~*,a mimt~ ca~et o~ the
Cadets Lisa Roy, Leo Breton, Richard
At recent award ceremonies, Los
moe~ fo~ "2,e .~..e:.~ Coup,:, Co.,r.p Sq I
Gomes and William Nugent of the Robert
Atamitos Cadet Sq. ,California Wing) was
Tev...'~s~e ~,~.-~
~e.r, cadets from
named squadron of the year for Group 7
Ramsay Jr. Comp. Sq., along with their
the .M~sst.~lpp~ ~ mg have been chosen to
while Cadet Mark Niemi was named
squadron commander, Capt. Normand
attend the cadet flight school sponsored
cadet of the year; senior member of the
Roy, were part of a group who recently
Cadet Lea Smith, a member of the
by the wing. They are Nanette Burfield,
year went to Capt. Midge Wolf; and Lt.
Clinton-Scott Comp. Sq. (Illinois Wing),
spent five days at Cocoa Beach. Fla. as
Denise Bucholtz, Rebecca Mattison, Anna
Col. Beverly Wittman was named compart of the Rhode Island Wing's
has been named a finalist in the National
Raez, Martha Raez, Otis Williams and
mander of the year. All are members of
aerospace program... Cadet Dawne
Merit Scholarship program... Capt.
Jim Ulmer.
Los Alamitos Cadet Sq... The Elmendorf
Ankney has received the Latrobe Cadet
Gerie Cornette has been named senior
Mrs. John Franco recently made a
member of the year for Lockbourne
Cadet Sq. (Alaska Wing) placed second in
Sq. (Pennsylvania Wing) cadet of the
monetary contribution to the Hudson
the annual drill competition held at ay e a r t r o p h y. . . C a d e t A l f r e d S c i b e l l i ,
Comp. Sq. Ohio Wing)... Members of
Comp. Sq. (Florida Wing) in memory of
local high school. Members of the team
former cadet commander for the Salem
Group III and London Comp. Sq. (Kenher late brother Walter Fioto... First Lt.
were Cadets Danny Cole, John Roller,
Cadet Sq. (Massachusetts Wing) has jointucky Wing) heard a talk and saw a film
Mary E. Warner has been named Florida
recently on the subject of safety. Robert
Edison Platt, Thomas McDonald, Ped
ed the U.S. Air Force.
Wing's communicator of the year... Ten
Medendorp, Marty and Clinton Holloway,
Brooks, assistant chief of the London
members of University Cadet Sq.
Joseph M. Cleland, head of the
Timothy Lang, Jeff Koehler and Dennis*
Flight Service Station, presented the
(Florida Wing) recently completed a
Ve t e r a n s A d m i n i s t r a t i o n , h a s b e e n
presented a Certificate of Appreciation by
nine-hour course in air traffic control
Cadet Scott Stevens has been named
Col. A.A. Milano, commander of the
procedures at Miami Air Route Traffic
cadet of the quarter for the Brown Field
Pennsylvania Wing... Cadets from the
Control Center... Florida Wing's Group 3
C a d e t F l i g h t ( C a l i f o r n i a W i n g ) . . . Te n commanded by Maj. Howard Cumler, has
Cape ~Cod Comp. Sq. (Massachusetts
cadets from John Montgomery Memorial
Wing) recently toured the FAA control
been named the outstanding group at reCadet Sq. (California Wing) have flown
cent award ceremonies.
tower at Barnstable Municipal Airport
the NASA Space Shuttle on a flight
M a j s . W i l l i a m s a n d D o r o t h y M c C o y,
after receiving orientation flights . .
Capt. Dennis Kumm, director of Senior
simulator at Link Division, during a reCapt. Florence Martz, squadron informaCapt. Henry Prine and Senior Member
Programs with the Nebraska Wing, has
cent tour... Cadets of the Brown Field
tion and testing officer for Southmoreland
Jackye Prine are enrolled in an advanced
been named assistant emergency serCadet Flight have taken and passed ,,
first aid course sponsored by the Sarasota
Comp. Sq. (Pennsylvania Wing), was
vices coordinator for the city of Lincoln..
phonetic alphabet instruction given by
Comp. Sq. (Florida Wing)... Cadet Jeff
honored recently by her squadron for her
Cadets and senior members of the
Cadet Chuck Alexander. Cadets receiving
Wilson of the McCoy Cadet Sq. (Florida
publicity efforts on behalf of the
Nebraska Wing recently toured the Air
certificates were: David Aldous, Chuck
Wing) was recently elected chairman of
squadron... First Lts. Ann Daly and Lois
F o r c e A r m a m e n t D e v e l o p m e n t Te s t
A l e x a n d e r, M a r k C a s i l l a s , R a n d y
Thorp, aerospace education officer and
the Cadet Advisory Council for Group 7..
Center at Eglin AFB, Fla... Cadet
Ferguson, Mike Kanthack, Justin
Second Lt. Doug Horn has been named
Information officer for Cumberland
M a t t h e w Z i e g l e r, a m e m b e r o f t h e
Mitchell, Cathy Mulcahy, Hector Pelham,
Comp. Sq. (New Jersey Wing), recently
commander of the McCoy Cadet Sq.
Scottsbluff Comp. Sq. (Nebraska Wing),
Lori Stevens, Scott Stevens, Gary Webb,
participated in an aerospace education
(Florida Wing), succeeding Lt. Col.
has received his wings after soloing on his
Jim Freeman and 2nd Lt. Marvin E.
workshop held by the Northeast Region.
Charles Cox.
16th birthday.
Slack, squadron commander.


North Central

Passengers Safe AsAirplane
Crashes In (lle peake Marsh
N O R F O L K , Va . - - T h r e e
members of the Norfolk Comp.
Sq. (Virginia Wing), Capt.
Wayne Sarapata and his wife,
2nd Lt. Lynn Sarapata, and 1st
Lt. Mary Anne Simmons, were
returning from the Eastern Staff
College recently and looking
forward to a good night's sleep.
When they were within communications distance of the
squadron, the~;checked in and
were told that a mission was in
It was raining heavily as they
made their way to mission headquarters for assignments with
other members of the unit.
Simmons reports that an ELT
signal was coming in from the
south. CAP, Coast Guard and
local authorities all converged
on the scene where they found
three of the four survivors. The
other, who had walked out for
help, arrived shortly. None were
seriously injured, but all were
taken to Norfolk General
Hospital for treatment.
The aircraft had gone off the

scope while making an approach
to a runway at Norfolk International Airport. The aircraft
was en route from Cherry Hill,
N.J., and had encountered hail
over North Carolina. The pilot
decided to turn back and land at
The aircraft stalled and crashed about 11 miles southwest of
the airport in a marshy area
near Chesapeake, Va.
The engine caught fire, but the
pilot put it out with a fire extinguisher. The passengers were
able to get out safely.
CAP members guarded the
aircraft overnight and the next.
day, making the trip to the site
in mud and water often three
feet deep. The rain prevented
FA A a c c i d e n t i n v e s t i g a t o r s
from coming in until noon.
Cadet Scott Gross took some
pictures for squadron records.
Then the wreck was turned over
to salvage and the CAP personnel
could leave.

TELETHON -- 2nd Lt. James C. Maekey and Cadet David T. Pearson of the Cape Cod Comp.
Sq. (Massachusetts Wing) helped answer telephones at a recent March of Dimes telethon.
Cadet Dean Hatmaker and |st Lt. Michael H. Stines also assisted at the telethon.



MAY 1979



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