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Former CAP Senior Awarded
Nation's Highest .Decoration
STAMPS COLLECTION-When MSgt John H. Stamps heard
about the National Commander's drive to increase Civil Air
Patrol membership, he launched a personal effort in
Birmingham, Ala. The goal was two but the personable wing
liaison noncom netted five southern belles whose charms will
soon enhance CAP senior member uniforms. From left are
Cecilia L. Moore, Margaret Anne Price, Mooneen C. Emanuel,
Sally W. Vick and Margaret H. Perry.

c,v,L A,R PATRO,


N E W S y,

VOL. 1, NO. 8


Now an instructor pilot with
by Maj. Paul Dean, CAP
the Army Primary Y" 'coptel
Group IH Information Officer
School at Fort Wolt~.
PHOENIX, Ariz.--Army
~r his
C h i e f Wa r r a n t O f fi c e r F r e d e r i c k F e r g u s o n . v a s c i t e d
actions while
ser n g a s
E. Ferguson of Phoenix, who
commander of
a esupply
three years ago was a mission
helicopter with Company C,
pilot with .Arizona's Civil Air
227th Aviation Battalion, 1st
Patrol, has become the first
Cavalry Division ( A i r m o b i l e ) a t
former CAP officer to be
Hue, Vietnam, on Jan. 31. 1968.
awarded the Medal of Honor for
Hearing an emergency call on
b r a v e r y i n Vi e t n a m . F e r g u s o n ,
31, received the nation's highest h i s r a d i o f r o m w o u n d e d
passengers and crewmen of a
award for gallantry from
downed helicopter under heavy
President Nixon in an Armed
Forces Day ceremony at the a t t a c k w i t h i n t h e e n e m y
White House on May 17.
controlled citty of Hue, Chief






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MAXWELL AFB, Ala.-Civil Air Patrol Brig. Gen. Lyle W. Castle
of Cincinnati, Ohio, participated in the 16th Annual National
Security Forum, here, May 12-16, at the Air Force Air War College.
The former chairman of Civil Air Patrol's National Board, General
Castle is a judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Cincinnati.
Approximately 50 leaders of
In addition to the formal
b u s i n e s s , i n d u s t r y, fi n a n c e , p l a t f o r m p r e s e n t a t i o n s , t h e
e d u c a t i o n , g o v e r n m e n t a n d t h e g u e s t s j o i n e d r e g u l a r A i r Wa r
professions joined senior College students in panel
military and college students to
discussion and seminars to
exchange viewpoints on national e x p l o r e c u r r e n t c o n c e p t s a n d
security at the forum.
d o c t r i n e s a ff e c t i n g p r e s e n t d a y
S u b j e c t s c o v e r e d b y g u e s t United States security.
lecturers included strategic
Purpose of the forum was to
a p p r a i s a l s o f E u r o p e a n d t h e solicit opinions and advice while
Middle East; national strategy
exchanging ideas on aerospace
and the world situation; the U.S. p o w e r c o n c e p t s i n r e l a t i o n t o
M~mned Spaceflight program; n a t i o n a l g o a l s . I t w a s a l s o
Sino-Soviet elements of power designed to acquaint civilian
and the impact of science and p a r t i c i p a n t s w i t h s e c u r i t y
technology on strategy.
problems facing the free world.

(Continued on Pg. 2)

MAXWELL AFB, Ala,-Civil Air Patrol fliers have been credited

with flying more than 6,000 sorties in support of Air
Force-authorized search and rescue missions during the first four
months of 1969, it was announced this week by CAP s National
' . . . . . . .f
Headquarters at Maxwell
n o p e r a t i o n s s u m m a r y,
JuNe, lllbU
issu~ed by Headquarters,
- C A P - U S A F, s h o w e d t h a t 3 9 o f
Civil Air Pa~rols 50 state wings
participated in 123 authorized
missions accumulating 6,044
,/ ~ ....
sorties totaling 12,007 flying
I : ~ ~ :
hours during the period.
Overall, Civil Air Patrol
volunteers, totaling more than
67,000 across the nation, were
credited with saving 15 lives and
assisted or actually evacuated
more than 1,513 persons. The
majority of these persons were
aided during the January
blizzard which hit Oregon.
I n t h e fl y i n g c a t e g o r y,
California paced state units,
registering 2,663 hours while
Oregon was credited with
assisting in the evacuation of
1,452 flood and
storm-stranded persons.
Meanwhile, Colorado and
(left) and WO John Roan, Rhode Island wing, congratulate
Nevada were each credited with
each other after receiving flight instructor's rating in the unit's
saving four lives, California,
corporate owned T-34 aircraft. A five year veteran of Civil Air
three and Minnesota and
Wyoming each had two.
Patrol, Captain Apiercino, the unit's aircraft maintenance
On the evacuation side of the
officer and standardization pilot, has logged !,500 flying
ledger, California was cited with
hours. Operations officer for the Burriville Sq., Roan has
1O0, Pennsylvania with 16 and
logged 500 flying hours in his three years as a CAP member.
Alaska with six.

M I N N E A P O L I S ,
Minn.--World- renowned
Balloonist and special consultant
to the NASA Manned Spacecraft
C e n t e r, D r. J e a n n e t t e R i d l o n
Piccard recently received
honorary membership in Civil
Air Patrol at the Minnesota
Wing's annual conference here.
Col. William Ramsey, CAP, wing
c o m m a n d e r, p r e s e n t e d t h e
honorary membership.

o f C A P ' s N a t i o n a l B o a r d o f Vi s i t o r s , m e e t s C h a r l e s We b b ,
deputy chief of staff for aerospace education and training at
C A P - U S A F. M r. P y l e , t h e d i r e c t o r o f N e w Yo r k ' s A v i a t i o n
Development Board, visited CAP's National Headquarters
recently for a planning conference. (United States Air Force
Photo by MSgt. William J. Bond)

fficer Ferguson
volunteered to
rescue. Despite
II aircraft to stay
... area because of
~.aircraft fire, he made
,, high speed approach
Perfume River to an
Vietnamese Army
c¢,mpound where the crash
survivors had taken refuge.
Maintaining his course in the
face of intense fire from enemy
occupied buildings and boats, he

I Number of Sorties
I Increase for CAP

Noted Balloonist
Receives Honorary
CAP Membership

D I S T I N G U I S H E D V I S I TO R - J a m e s T. P y l e ( l e f t ) , c h a i r m a n


The resident of Minneapolis
was cited for unselfish devotion
to the advancement
i n t e r n a t i o n a l a v i a t i o n a n d for
her accomplishments i n
lighter-than-air ballons.
D r. P i c c a r d i s t h e fi r s t a n d
only American lady to receive
the Federal Aeronautique
International balloon pilot's
license. She is the widow of Jean
Piccard, who with his brother
Auguste designed the bathyscape
f o r u n d e r s e a r e s e a r c h . D r.
Piccard participated in a flight to
54,000 feet in 1934.

Unit Named After
Astronaut Schirra


HIM?-A senior Civil Air
Patrol member for more than
15 years, he is a prominent
business leader. He is a
multi-engined rated pilot who
uses his Aero Commander
500 airplane on business and
for pleasure. (See Page 11 for
complete stow)

DENVER, Colo.--A new
Civil Air Patrol cadet squadron
has been activated in the Denver
area to honor U.S. Astronaut,
Navy Capt. Walter M. Schirra Jr.
The new CAP unit is under
the command of Maj. Norman
G . K h o l o s , C A P, f o r m e r d e p u t y
commander for cadet training in
the Arizona and Colorado CAP
The unit was named after
Captain Schirra to honor his
achievements in the NASA
Manned Space program. One of
seven astronauts named by
NASA in Mercury program in
1959, Schirra piloted the
six-orbit Sigma-7 Mercury flight
for 9 hours and 13 minutes in
October 1962. He made his
second journey into space in
December 1965 as command
pilot for the historic Gemini 6
mission, accomplishing the first
rendezvous of the two-manned
maneuverable spacecraft.
Captain Schirra was the
commander of the triumphant
ll-day flight of Apollo 7.


JUNE, 1969


Vietnam bound

Colonel Reed Receives
Legion of Merit Medal
M A X W E L L A F B ,
Ala.--Presentation of the Legion
of Merit medal, this nation's
fifth highest decoration, to Air
Force Col.. H. E. Reed was the
highlight of a recent awards
ceremony here last month at
Civil Air Patrol's national

promotion grade on Sept.


From 1954 to 1958, he
s e r v e d i n t h e O f fi c e o f the
Secretary of Defense as Reserve
A ff a i r s D i r e c t o r a n d f r o m 1 9 5 8

~iso decorated were Lt. Col.
J o h r ] W. M i l l e r, C A P - U S A F
Director of Information, who
received the Bronze Star and
Maj. O. C. Bracewell, CAP-USAF
i n s p e c t o r g e n e r a l ' s office,
r e c i p i e n t o f t h e A i r Force
Commendation medal.

Among his other decorations
a r e t h e A i r F o r c e
Commendation Medal with two
oak leaf clusters.
Information Director since
January, Colonel Miller received
his award for participating in
operations against hostile forces
f r o m D e c . 11 , 1 9 6 7 t o D e c . 4 ,
1968, while assigned to the
United States Air Force
Advisory Group to the
V i e t n a m e s e A i r F o r c e a t Ta n
S o n N h u t A F, Vi e t n a m . H e w a s
lauded for his outstanding
accomplishments as a member of
the advisory group.

A i r F o r c e M a j . G e n . Wa l t e r
B. Putnam, CAP's national
c o m m a n d e r, p r e s e n t e d t h e
awards and cited those being
decorated for thier
contributions to
organization and for
specific achievements.
Colonel Reed, who is leaving
Maxwell to become deputy
assistant Chief of Staff for
P e r s o n n e l a t M A C V
Headquarters, Siagon, Vietnam,
was decorated for outstanding
duty performance as CAP-USAF
Deputy Chief of Staff for
Personnel, a position he has held
since July 1965. He was praised
for assisting in the development
of CAP and creating a
progressive and cohesive
organization dedicated to the
service of the nation, aviation
and the American youth.
As the Deputy Chief of Staff
for Personnel here, he was the
principal advisor to the
Commander of Civil Air
PatroI-USAF and his staff on
m a t t e r s i n v o l v i n g m a n p o w e r,
organization and personnel. He
formulated policies and advised
the National Executive
Committee of CAP concerning
the chartering of CAP units and
the administration of CAP
Colonel Reed is a veteran of
World War II, having been
commissioned a second
lieutenant Oct. 23, 1942 during
the war years. He was promoted
through the ranks becoming
colonel (temporary) on Nov. 15,
1964 and won his permanent

News Resumes
This Issue

to 1962 he was Assistant Chief
o f S t a ff f o r t h e T h i r d A i r F o r c e ,
South Ruislip, England.
He is a 1942 graduate of the
Adjutant General's School, who
attended the Army Command
and Staff College in 1946 and
the Air Command and Staff
College in 1951. He also earned
a bachelor of science degree in
1958 from the University of

Colonel Reed

Major Bracewell, another
v e t e r a n o f t h e V i e t n a m Wa r,
earned his medal for
contributing to the war effort
while assigned to the 361st
Tactical Electronics Warfare Sq.
at Na Trang AB.

NEW CAP MEMBER-Alabama Air National Guard
C o m m a n d e r M a j . G e n . G . R e i d D o s t e r, ( l e f t ) , r e c e i v e s h i s
membership card in Civil Air Patrol from Col. Thomas C.
C a s a d a y, C A P, A l a b a m a w i n g c o m m a n d e r, a t c e r e m o n i e s
recently at Birmingham. A long time friend of Colonel
C a s a d a y, G e n e r a l D o s t e r s t a t e d t h a t t h e A i r G u a r d w i l l g i v e
Civil Air Patrol in the Birmingham area greater aircraft and
vehicle maintenance support. His reasons for joining CAP
i n c l u d e t h e b e l i e f t h a t t h e m o r e p r o g r a m s o ff e r e d t o y o u t h
will ultimately benefit the Air Force and Air National Guard.

Ex-CAP Senior Earns
Nation's Highest Medal
(Continued From Pg. I)

VISIT CAP-USAF-United States Naval Reserve Capt. Thomas
E. Morris (second left) and Capt. Henry H. Bishop (second
fight), join Air Force Maj. Gen. Walter B. Putnam (left), Civil
Air Patrol's national commander, and Col. Omer L. Cox, a
CAP-USAF deputy commander, for a mission briefing on CAP.
Visiting CAP's National Headquarters recently, Captain Morris
is president of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Captain
B i s h o p i s w i t h t h e B u r e a u o f N a v a l P e r s o n n e l , Wa s h i n g t o n ,
D.C. (United States Air Force Photo)

this issue of Civil Air Patrol
News, commercial advertising is
being resumed. The decision to
resume advertising was made by
the National Executive
Committee of Civil Air Patrol at
its spring meeting.
Kimbrough & Associates
A d v e r t i s i n g A g e n c y, P. O . B o x
2 1 8 1 , M o n t g o m e r y, A l a . 3 6 1 0 3 , k e e p i n g w i t h C i v i l A i r P a t r o l ' s
mission role of promoting
has been selected as the
general aviation in the
national sales
organization, Portsmouth CAP
Sq. is sponsoring a new group in
"It is CAP's wish that
the seacoast area to be known as
advertising through the 67,000
the Portsmouth Flying Club.
monthly publication will prove
The club purchased a Cessna
mutually beneficial to both
advertisers and Civil Air Patrol," 1 5 0 F a i r p l a n e w h i c h w i l l b e
based at Hampton Airport near
CAP officials stated.
here. Eight pilots have joined the
Questions on current
club and two membership
advertising rates in the Civil Air
vacancies still exist.
Patrol News should be directed
to Kimbrough & Associates
Portsmouth Flying Club
A g e n c y . . . . . , , . . . . . . . : , . . . . members a~e required to be

Portsmouth CAP Squadron
Begins 'Own' Flying Club
members of Civil Air Patrol. This
ruling was included because its
resources can be made available
during emergency services
operations and so its members
can get support from CAP in
All club aircraft flights are on
a scheduled basis and each pilot
receives an equal share of flying
time since each member has an
ownership share in the aircraft.
Pilots will be required to take a
periodic flight check with the
club's check pilot. Flight
instruction is not available at the
present time, officials dise!qsed.

landed his helicopter in a
blinding dust cloud under heavy
mortar and small arms fire.
Although his helicopter was
severely damaged by fragments
while the wounded were loaded,
CWO Ferguson flew his crippled
aircraft through the continuing
hail of fire and safely returned
his wounded passengers to
friendly hands. According to the
official citation, his
"determination and skill under
Overwhelming odds saved the
lives of five of his comrades."
Ferguson is the first U.S.
Army aviator to earn the Medal
of Honor.
A n a t i v e o f P i l o t P o i n t , Te x . ,
Ferguson came to Arizona as a
child and attended West High
School in Phoenix. In 1958 he
served four years on active duty
with the U.S. Navy as an aircraft
crew chief, returning to Phoenix
and civilian life in 1962.
tie immediately joined the
Arizona Wing, CAP, serving as a
mission pilot
and later
commandant of
cadets for
Squadron 308-C, Phoenix. He
attained the rank of Second
Lieutenant during his four years
service with CAP.

In 1966, Ferguson enlisted in
the Army and received his
appointment as a warrant officer
and aviator wings at Fort
R u c k e r, A l a . , i n M a y, 1 9 6 7 .

CWO Frederick E. Ferguson
His other awards include the
Distinguished Flying Cross,
B r o n z e S t a r, 3 8 a w a r d s o f t h e
Air Medal (including one for
valor) and the Vietnamese Cross
o f G a l l a n t r y.

worn by mere C.A.P
members than any other.
Vz-inch pin of
satin-finish metal.
gold colored metal. Fine detail. C.A.P crest in full relief.
Mall check, cash, or money order to:
KEN NOLAN, CA.P OIvision, Sooth Laguns, Calif. 92677
Send for new FREE CATALOG with hundreds
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JUNE, 1969


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R E C E I V E S R E D C A R P E T T R E AT M E N T- M a j . G e n . Wa l t e r B .
Putnam (left photo), CAP's national commander, reviewed the Drum
and Bugle Corps from Lowry AFB, Colo. on his arrival at Buckley
ANGB. A bouquet of Colorado carnations was presented to Mrs.
Wa l t e r B . P u t n a m ( s e c o n d p h o t o ) , w h e n s h e a c c o m p a n i e d h e r
h u s b a n d o n t h e fl i g h t t o D e n v e r. G r e e t i n g t h e v i s i t o r s a r e L t . C o l .
L e o W e l l s , C A P, ( L e f t ) , R o c k y M o u n t a i n R e g i o n ' s d i r e c t o r o f
e m e r g e n c y s e r v i c e s ; M r s . G o r d o n T. We i r, w i f e o f C o l . G o r d o n T.
Weir (right), CAP-USAF liaison officer for the Rocky Mountain
f the
R e g i o n . I n t h e r e c e p t i o n l i n e w a s C / L t . C o l . J e r r y F o u n t a i n ( r i g h t C i v i l M iA X a t rE lLW i n g F B a v e ba e n _ S iax g a n i z ae ic n a t p r i m a r yo m i s s i o n ,
A r P W o L A s h , A l e . - - _ r e x p t o t 's i o n s
phDto), who received an engraved "pen and ~encil set" from Gee-mr actively engaged in disaster relief
announced Air Force Maj. Gen.
P u t n a m i n r e c o g n i t i o n o f h i s p a r t i c i p a t i o n i n t h e N a t i o n a l S c i e n c e operations thus far this year and W a l t e r B . P u t n a m , C A P ' s
Foundation's 1968 Antarctic expedition,
have lived up to the greatest
national commander.

National Commander Lauds
E f f o r t s o f S i x C A P, Wi n g s

M A X W E L L A F B ,
A~la.--Hayward Smith, Route 1,
of Dora, Ala. has been promoted
to colonel in the Air Force
Reserves. A Reservist assigned as
a pilot with Headquarters,
CAP-USAF, here, Colonel Smith
i s t h e p a s t o r o f N e w Te m p l e
Baptist Church, Bagley, Ala.
He makes the transition from
the pulpit to the cockpit once
weekly by reporting for his Air
Force Reserve mobilization to
become CAP-USAF deputy chief
of staff for operations.
He also serves as a volunteer
advisor to the Alabama Wing
commander of Civil Air Patrol.
A 1943 graduate of the
. A r m y A i r C o r p s Av i a t i o n C a d e t
Flying School, Colonel Smith
was chosen as one of 235 out of
2,985 eligibles by the overall
Va c a n c y S e l e c t i o n B o a r d
meeting last March. Colonel
Smith's promotion became
effective last month.

Cadets Use 2001
For Publicity
CHICAGO, Ill.--The movie
"2001: A Space Odyssey"
provided cadets from
Garfield-Ridge Squadron with an
opportunity to publicize Civil
Air Patrol's aerospace role
r e c e n t l y. T h e c a d e t s e r e c t e d a
rocket in the lobby of Ford City
Cinema where the film was being
shown. Theater Manager, Vince
Tr i p o d i w e l c o m e d
the CAP
Cadets to the show.

Ohio Names Ruseh
Outstanding Cadet
E Y E C AT C H E R - T h i s w o r k i n g fl i g h t s i m u l a t o r w a s t h e e y e
catching exhibit built by cadets of the Binghamton Gp., New
York Wing for the New York Wing conference. Going through
simulated flight is Cadet Phyllis Otto who receives guidance
f r o m M a j . M a r i o n L o r d C A P, ( r i g h t ) , B i n g h a m t o n G p .
commander. Assisting in the operation is Cadet Willard Bried.
(A B&G International Photo)

F R E M O N T, O h i o - - C i v i l A i r
Patrol Cadet SSgt. Michael
Rusch was named Outstanding
Cadet for the Month of April in
Fremont Comp. Sq. He received
a 45 minute orientation flight in
a Cessna 150 airplane in
recognition of his achievement.
This incentive award program
was started by C/CWO John
J a e g e r, c a d e t c o m m a n d a n t , t o
boost morale in the squadron.

Michigan Cadets Went 'Wild'
About Local Survival Course
C L A R K S T O N ,
Mich.--Fifteen Civil Air Patrol
cadets from Michigan Wing's
Holly and Clarkston Comp. Sqs.
went "wild" about a rigorous
survival training course near
here. Site for the training was
the Pontiac Lake Recreation
area which served as an
endurance test for the group.

Instructors for the survival
training course were Maj.
Clifford Moore, Oakland County
Group commander and Lt.
James Peters, Clarkston Comp.
S q . c o m m a n d e r, b o t h C i v i l A i r
Patrol senior members.

The wings lauded for their
professional support--in times of
crisis are Minnesota, North
Dakota, Wisconsin, South
Dakota, Iowa and Illinois.
Although the state of emergency
has terminated in the first three
states, the services of personnel
in South Dakota, Iowa and
Illinois may still be needed. All
three wings are on standby alert.
More than 1,145 Civil Air
Patrol personnel have been
involved in emergency relief
operations brought about by
early spring floods which
ravaged the six state area. Civil
Air Patrol have launched 341
aircraft, performed 434 sorties
and logged 481 air hours in
support of aerial surveillance and
flood control operations.
CAP pilots were backed by
184 mobile communications
stations and 213 mixed
communications radio stations
through the affected areas.
In addition to this large-scale
air and ground operation, Civil
Air Patrol pilots participated in
two national acclaimed search
and rescue missions. These
included an aerial search for an
El Captain Airways DC-3 with
35 passengers on board missing
on a flight from Hawthorne,
N e v. t o B u r b a n k , C a l i f . l a s t
February. California and Nevada
CAP Wings flew 309 aircraft on
522 sorties and logged 1,041
hours on this mission.
Nevada and Arizona CAP
Wings logged a total of 546
flying hours while performing
273 sorties supporting the Air
Force in its search operations for
an F-111 swing wing jet aircraft
missing on a flight from Nellis
A F B , N e v. T h e s e C A P u n i t s
launched 186 CAP and
privately-owned aircraft in the
search mission.

Mississippi CAP Members Greet
Genera[ Doolittle to Biloxi

Equipped with survival
packs, the cadets were dropped
K E E S L E R A F B ,
off at two widely separated sites M i s s . - - W o r l d Wa r I I H e r o , L t .
Gen. James H. "Jimmy"
and told to find their way back
Doolittle was the center of
to camp. While treking back, the
interest recently for a group of
cadets were alerted to begin
seniors and cadets from the
search operations for a simulated
C O M M U N I C AT I O N S T R O P H Y W I N N E R - T h e To p
Ocean Springs-Keesler Comp.
downed aircraft. They found the
C o m m u n i c a t o r ' s Aw a r d i n t h e N e w Yo r k W i n g i s r e c e i v e d b y
simulated crash site marked by a S q . w h e n h e a t t e n d e d a
reception at Edgewater Gulf
parachute in a tree.
Maj. S. Barney Bonagura, CAP, (center), Long Island Gp. He
Hotel, Biloxi, Miss.
r e c e i v e d t h e t r o p h y f r o m L t . C o l . G e o r g e W. G e n t n e r, C A P,
Conservation training,
The General was at the hotel
( r i g h t ) , N e w Yo r k w i n g d e p u t y f o r c o m m u n i c a t i o n s , a t
collecting and drying firewood,
to mark the 27th anniversary of
learning to snare small animals
t h e D o o l i t t l e To k y o R a i d e r s o f
ceremonies at the recent wing conference. Taking part in the
a n d k n o w l e d g e o f e d i b l e p l a n t s WWII fame. The CAP members,
presentation of the award is Ross Nagel (left), CAP-USAF
w e r e s o m e o f t h e t r a i n i n g introduced to General Doolittle
chief of communications operations at CAP's National
methods the cadets were
b y A i r F o r c e C o l . Ta v i s H o o v e r,
M iz~e!l ,AF ~ ;..Alb, ( B..&.~, ,l~.tcrp, a, tio. p~, P]~p.t,o) ....... i n s t r u c t e d i n . ' '
Keesler train,S center's vice

commander, were Majs. Clarence
H . C h e c k l e y, s q u a d r o n
commander and Leander E.
Joseph, administrative officer.
CAP cadets meeting the
General included Lt. Daniel L.
Davis, C/MSgt. Ronald L. Hays,
C / T S g t . D o n a l d C h e c k l e y,
C/SSgt. Seven LaRance and
C/Sgt. James Powell.
Other CAP members
introduced to the General were
C/A1C Michael Hays, Linda
L o n g , D a v i d N e w b e r r y, C / 2 C
C h r i s t a Vo u r n , D e b o r a h B o u r n ,
B r e n d a L o n g , C / B N e ff M e r l a u
and Richard Salmon.


PA G E 4


JUNE, 1969

Civil Air Patrol Constitution

WHEREAS the United States of America has experienced a
continuing need for an organization of public-spirited volunteers
who are proficient in applying the aeronautical and aerospace
sciences, and who are skilled in encouraging, assisting, and leading
increasingly larger numbers of private citizens in the contribution
o f o r g a n i z e d e ff o r t s , s e r v i c e s , a n d r e s o u r c e s f o r t h e c o n t i n u e d
development and maintenance of its national aeronautical and
aerospace supremacy, and
WHEREAS there exists a continuing national requirement for
a volunteer, public service organization to develop, by patriotic
example, through active participation in and support of all
aspects of aeronautical and aerospace activity, and
WHEREAS an increasing national need exists for professional
education and training with special emphasis on the youth of our
nation in the aeronautical and aerospace sciences; for encouraging
and fostering the continued development of civil aviation in the
nation's local communities; for increasing public awareness of the
impact of aerospace explorations and achievements; and for a
volunteer organization of dedicated private citizens with the
knowledge, skills, and resources necessary in rendering effective
assistance during local and national emergencies,
NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by the National Board of
Civil Air Patrol, that the following is hereby adopted as the
Constitution of the Corporation, hereby revoking, repealing, and
annulling all provisions of its Constitution, as amended, now or
heretofore in effect.


Birth of a Flag
"This flag, which we honor and under which we serve, is
the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought, and purpose
as a nation."
These were the words of President Woodrow Wilson on Flag Day,
June 14, 1917, as he expressed the importance of national flags.
Early flags bore little resemblance to most of the flags in use
today. Among the first were the solid standards, often bearing parts
of a suit of armor and topped by an eagle or an animal. Later
attachments to the standard became common and were of various
shapes and often richly colored and patterned. Those having squares
o r r e c t a n g l e s o f c l o t h a t t a c h e d t o t h e s i d e o f t h e s t a ff w e r e m o r e
similar to our modern flags.
The first truly American flags appeared in the early 1700's. Their
development was encouraged through colonial pride, commercial
shipping needs, military purposes, and other factors. However, the
first National flag was raised at Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 1, 1776 by
Gen. George Washington and was known as the Grand Union.
Almost a year after declaring the independence of the new
nation, the Continental Congress, on June 14, 1777, "Resolved, that
the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate
red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field,
representing a new constellation." Thus was born our Flag as we
know it today.
Dedicated Americans have followed this Flag through hails of
arrows, musket fire, cannon shot and machinegun bullets to build
and preserve this great nation. The Stars and Stripes is the symbol of
freedom and democracy enjoyed by us all, bought with the blood
and sweat of dedicated patriots throughout our history.
First observed on a national scale in 1877, Flag Day is now
recognized by Presidential proclamation. It is a day that should be
celebrated by displaying the Colors on public buildings and private
homes and by patriotic programs throughout the land.
The Stars and Stripes represents freedom, democracy and the
greatest nation in the world. (AFPS)



N a t i o n a l C o m m a n d e r . . . . . . . . . . . Maj. Gen. Walter B. PuTnam, USAF
D i r e c t o r o f I n f o r m a t i o n . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lt. Col. John W. Miller, USAF
Chief. Internal Information ..... Capt. Mervyn E. Reberts, Jr,, USAF
E d i t o r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TS~41. John J. Lyons, USAF


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Vol. 1, No. 8

June, 1969

Have you noticed the startling barrage of criticism being slung at our
military establishment these days?
Are you alarmed? Concerned? Or-and let's be honest with each other--are
you indifferent and complacent? What is
more important, what are you doing
about it?
From what I see and hear at National
Headquarters and during extensive trips
to the field, we're not doing anything in
this vital area. I shouldn't have to remind you that each of us in the Civil Air
Patrol has a compelling, overriding requirement to answer these critics. We
are uniquely qualified to do so for two
primary reasons. There atre more than
70,000 of us organized as a civilian auxiliary of the U. S. Air Force and Our
number one objective is to provide Aerospace education on a national scale for
Adults and Youth.
This blend of national strength and a
Congressionally sanctioned mission qualifies us to speak out with a loud, clear
and knowledgeable voice. But today the
voice of CAP is seldom heard. Its lionlike roar of yesterday has diminished to
a mousy squeak.
It's a long story of failing to swim
against the strong currents of inertia and
tradition, of resting on our laurels. In
short, too many of us have fallen prey
to those two ugly words mentioned earlier, indifference and complacency. Let
me make it clear that there is no place
in the Civil Air Patrol for these impediments.
The preamble of our CAP constitution
clearly states our objectives which we
must actively support. As CAP members,
we have, by our own free will and by our
own choice, accepted the precepts which
are so evident and well stated in the
constitution. For your convenience I have
directed that the constitution preamble
be reprinted elsewhere on this page. If
you haven't read it, study it now; if you

haven't read it recently,
do so today ai%d if you
don't already have one-make this your personal
CAP members cannot
afford the luxury of the
great American pasttime
known as sitting on the
sidelines. This is not a
spectator sport for us. Never in CAP history has more direct challenge been flung
at each of us. Never in the history of this
country has there been a more serious
need for knowledge in military matters.
Our task is clear.
We must see to it that the American
public receives sound, factual information
concerning aerospace progress and problems. I'm not talking about propaganda
but solid details and proven concepts to
bridge the knowledge gap which so obviously exists. We are reminded daily
through every form of media of the almost unbelieveable misconceptions and
misinformation concerning aerospace
(and other military matters) that exist
Let me stress again that this is an
area where each member individually
and each unit collectively can take immediate and productive action. Each of
you is knowledgeable in the aerospace
field. Use that knowledge. Increase that
knowledge. Above all, disseminate that
knowledge whenever and wherever the
opportunity presents itself. It need not
be a formal talk to a local civic organization or at the high school. The family dinner table is just as important and your
circle of friends is entitled to know the
Remember, in our way of life, each
voting citizen has an equal voice in helping decide what military and aerospace
efforts the nation will undertake. As a
learned member of the Civil Air Patrol
you can influence that thinking into proper perspective. I urge you to do so with
candor and convictiorL
As I said earlier, one of the most urgent requirements in our country today
is the need for knowledge of aerosnace
developments by the American public.
You have that knowledge.
Use it!



Develop A Safety Attitude
EDITOR'S NOTE m This story was written by Maj. G. M. Marshalek, Jr., USAF, Edi.
tor oJ the "'The Last Word" lO01st Air Base Group.
With spring and the advent of good weather,
the flying hour curve rises and with it the
incident/accident exposure. However. this does
not mean that the incident/accident rate should
also rise.
Publicity media reminds us daily that pilots
and their passengers are killed or injured by
such things as poor pilotage, lack of knowledge
a n d p r o fi c i e n c y, a t t e m p t i n g fl i g h t t h r o u g h
s e v e r e w e a t h e r, fl y i n g w i t h k n o w n a i r c r a f t
real functions .... The list is endless.
The tragic thing about these
incidents/accidents are that they and all others
can be prevented.
To p r e v e n t r e p e a t e d i n c i d e n t s / a c c i d e n t s :
aircraft malfunctions should be "'written up,"
unsafe acts widen observed being committed
should be stopped, shortcuts in planning should
be avoided, and check lists should always be
used. We all know this. So why should the same
incidents/accidents keep repeating themselves
with all the knowledge we have about keeping

people and aircraft safe. In rare cases, the
primary cause is an act of God. In all of the
others, it is man himself. And, as has been said
so very often, "he is his own worst enemy."
The flying business has too many people in
i t t h a t j u s t d o n ' t c a r e e n o u g h a b o u t s a f e t y.
None of these people will admit it--they are all
for morn, apple pie, and the incident/accident
prevention program. The accident prone or
unsafe individual appears in all levels of an
organization. These people do not commit
deliberate unsafe acts. Their accident potential
lies in their acts of omission: (1)The boss who
neglects to insist on strict adherence to
regulations, and the accident prevention
program; (2) The supervisor or IP who sees
foolish things done yet remains silent; (3) And,
the individual who knowingly "takes a chance"
by committing an unsafe act.
Everyone loses when an incident/accident
occurs. Develop a safety attitude and make it
your way to LIVE.


JUNE, 1969


WAF Officers
SMSgt With
Women In CAP
'... The Bells Toll!' New ArriVals


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B y M R S . WA LT E R B P U T N A M
TO L L S F O R T H E E . "
This immortal passage by John Donne-from which Ernest
Hemingway took the title of his book, "For Whom the Bells
Tolr'-is most timely for you and me and parents everywhere.
Any moment now, the' final school bell will ring
and we'll be face-to-face with a problem that has
n o t c o n f r o n t e d p a r e n t s s i n c e l a s t S e p t e m b e r. A s
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the long scholastic year ends and the long, hot
summer begins, parents must take an active,
personal interest in what their youngsters will be
doing from now until Labor Day.
it is up to us to insure that the joyous cry of
"School is out!" does not become a harbinger of
b o r e d o m o r o t h e r, m o r e s e r i o u s , r e a c t i o n s t o
vacation inactivity. As a mother I know all too well how tempting it
is to take the easy route by echoing that household phrase, "go out
and play." We've all heard that expression hundreds of times and our
grandparents probably heard it when they were young.
On the surface it seems innocuous but it sums up the lethargic
reaction of too many parents. "Go out and play"?!! Fine! But with
whom? Where? For how long? And with what? These are the
questions that should concern every parent. All too often, we read
where parents have neglected these simple precautions and
youngsters have been hurt or found themselves in trouble.
Don't you find it strange that so many parents who minutely
scrutinize the school system, actively support their PTA and follow
their children's scholastic progress will suddenly turn off that
interest when the final bell rings? It's a disturbing, potentially
dangerous trend and only we-the parents involved-can halt the
, We can begin by showing our interest in the youngsters' plans for
t h e s u m m e r. T h a t i n t e r e s t s h o u l d b e c o m e g u i d a n c e a n d , w h e n
required, firm directional prodding. There are many worthwhile
things they can do but quite often it takes Mom or Dad to get things
This concern is not restricted to our supercharged children in the
grammar schools but through all the teens in fact, with the
increased freedom that goes with age, teenagers require our special
c o n c e r n . We c a n n o t , n o r s h o u l d w e w a n t t o , r e s t r i c t t h e m t o t h e
backyard. We must help" them to decide for themselves to spend the

M A X W E L L A F B , A l a . - - Tw o
WAF officers and a senior
master sergeant are among the
new arrivals for duty at
Headquarters, CAP-USAF here.
They are Air Force Lt. Cols.
Majorie H. Mahnke, assigned as
acting deputy chief of personnel;
L t . C o l . B e r t h a K . C a l l e n d a r,
deputy chief of staff,
comptroller; and SMSgt. Bill
Costello, special assistant to the
director of information.
A graduate, of Point Loma
High School, San Diego, Calif.,
Colonel Mahnke earned her
bachelor of arts degree from
G e o r g e Wa s h i n g t o n U n i v e r s i t y,
Washington, D.C. She is on
temporary assignment from
Headquarters Command, USAF,
B o i l i n g A F B , Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
Colonel Callendar, a graduate
of Eastern High School and John
H o p k i n s U n i v e r s i t y, M d . , c a m e
here from TUSLOG Detachment
95, Turkey, where she served as
budget officer.
She also earned a BEA degree
f r o m t h e G e o r g e Wa s h i n g t o n
U n i v e r s i t y, Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
and was the budget officer for
the industrial airlift section of
Headquarters, Military Airlift
Command, Scott AFB, Ill.,
before she went on her overseas
t o u r o f d u t y.
Sergeant Costello joined the
H e a d q u a r t e r s , C A P - U S A F s t a ff
last month after an assignment
at Headquarters, Military
Assistance Command (MACV),
Siagon, Republic of Vietnam,
where he was the supervisor of
the Office of Information plans
and policy division.
In Vietnam, Sergeant Costeilo
served 10 weeks as a platoon
sergeant and another eight weeks
as first sergeant of a base defense
company charged with
d e f e n s e o f M A C V.


The Fair Patrol

Brown hair and gray eyes complement Civil Air Patrol"
Cadet Kay S. Gardner (13) of the Maxwell Cadet Sq.
of the Alabama Wing. The five foot, four-inch seventh
grade student of Goodwyn Junior High School,
M o n t g o m e r y, j o i n e d C i v i l A i r P a t r o l s o m e e i g h t
months ago and has participated in CAP's
standardized first aid course. Her hobbies include
ceramics and collecting sea shells and rocks. She is the
d a u g h t e r o f L t . C o l . C h a n d l e r M . G a r d n e r, C A P,
S o u t h C e n t r a l A l a b a m a G r o u p c o m m a n d e r, w h o
resides at 302 Sumerset Lane, Montgomery. (United
States Air Force Photo by MSgt. James Mench)

'New Outlook' Was Theme
Of Kansas Conference
M C C O N N E L L A F B ,
Kans.--"The New Outlook" was
the theme when the Kansas Wing
held its annual conference, May
23-24, at the Broadway Hotel,
Wichita. The program, begun last
m o n t h b y t h e J AY H AW K
TRAFFIC NEWS magazine, a
Kansas Wing publication, is
designed to publicize Civil Air
Patrol's search and rescue
operations and emergency
services role in communities
throughout the nation.

summer in worthwhi~ activities. They can learn new skills, continue
some studies in thosetcourses known to be difficult, and they can
meet new friends while developing new confidence.
Teenagers in Civil Air Patrol, cadet members of the organization,
h a v e t h e o p p o r t u n i t y e a c h y e a r t o d o a l l o f t h e s e t h i n g s . Yo u w h o
will be reading these lines already know this. But there are thousands
of young people who do not, thousands who are eligible for
membership in Civil Air Patrol.
Why not get some of the teen-agers you know involved in CAP
a n d t h e m a n y o p p o r t u n i t i e s i t o ff e r s ? Te l l t h e m a b o u t C A P, g e t
them to join, help out in the local cadet squadron, spread the word
that Civil Air Patrol has much to offer young people (adults, too, by
the way!)
M a r k Tw a i n o n c e w r o t e , y o u t h i s s u c h a w o n d e r f u l t h i n g , i t ' s a
shame to waste it on children. ! appreciate Mr. Clemens' humor but
disagree with his tongue-in-cheek philosophy. Children everywhere
deserve all the golden mome~tts that come with youth. So let us
resolve that our children will have their full share of these golden
..and ! can't think of a better time for emphasizing this program
than right now as their summer vacation begins.

We Salute the


3 7 F O R M E R C I V I L A I R PAT R O L

education and training section.
Master sergeant stripes were
presented t o E m i l J . K u m e r ,
chaplain's section
supervisor a n d t o C h a r l e s R .
Davis, CAP-USAF radio station
s u p e r v i s o r w h i l e s t a ff s e r g e a n t
s t r i p e s w e n t t o D a v i d O . M i l l e r,
the organization's distribution
section supervisor. The three will
sew on their new rank as their
promotions become effective
this year.



FiveCAP-USAF Personnel
Notified of Promotions
M A X W E L L A F B , A l a . - - Tw o
Air Force officers, an Air Force
R e s e r v i s t a n d t h r e e
noncommissioned officers at
CAP-USAF Headquarters have
been notified of their
p r o m o t i o n s r e c e n t l y. A i r F o r c e
M a j . G e n . Wa l t e r B . P u t n a m ,
C A P ' s n a t i o n a l c o m m a n d e r,
pinned the silver bars of first
lieutenant on Hlathy Wilson,
CAP-USAF cadet special
activities branch and Stephen A.
Dempsey, CAP-USAF aerospace

Addressing the conference on
activities in the North Central
Region were Col. Richard
M u r p h y, C A P, r e g i o n
commander and Col. Robert
J o h n s o n , U S A F, r e g i o n l i a i s o n
officer. A comprehensive
briefing on the Kansas Wing's
state of readiness and its role in
the state was given by Col. Toby
E l s t e r, C A P, w i n g c o m m a n d e r.
The afternoon session of the
conference was devoted to staff
sectional meetings.


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CAP Chaplaincy Attuned to Aerospace Age
the organization it serves,
Chaplaincy in Civil Air Patrol is
attuned to aviation and the
aerospace youth.
The CAP Chaplain is a
valuable member of the
o r g a n i z a t i o n ' s t e a m w h o o ff e r s
moral and spiritual guid'ance to
both senior and cadet members.
He is their priest, minister, rabbi,
counsellor or friend to whom
they turn in moments of crisis.
As a member of the National
Commander's staff, the Chaplain
is a religious consultant in
a d d i t i o n t o b e i n g p a s t o r,
teacher, advisor and confident.
Ethical conduct ranks first in the
many demands in the cadet
ranks and the Chaplain meets
this commitment with a singular,
outgoing, forward-looking moral
and religious program for all
members, but especially geared
to the teenaged cadets.
More than 1,100 clergymen
from the three major faiths in
this nation, who are endorsed by
their respective denominations,
are serving in Civil Air Patrol as
chaplains. They represent more
than 50 different denominations
and serve the American youth
voluntarily in the 50 states
including Puerto Rico and the
District of Columbia.
The chief administrator to
these men is Chaplain (CoE)
Clarence E. Hobgood, National
Chaplain of Civil Air Patrol's
national headquarters, at
Maxwell AFB, Ala. He is an
Episcopalian from the Diocese
of North Carolina. His assistant
chaplain is Air Force Chaplain
( L t . C o l . ) Vi n c e n t C . M e r f e l d , a
Roman Catholic priest from the
Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa.
O t h e r m e m b e r s o f h i s s t a ff
include Air Force TSgt. Emil J.
Kumer, office supervisor, SSgt.
James C. Spurger III,
membership clerk, and Mrs.
Edna Cook, secretary.

The office directs the
"accent on youth" program
aimed at the more than 25,000
young men and women, aged
13-18, who are cadets in Civil
A i r Patrol. Recruited from
America's best youth, these
cadets are part of the nation's
"now generation" who are
developing better minds and
talents because they believe in
the best of the American dream.
For this reason, the
Chaplain's program is designed
for Moral Leadership and weekly
seminars are conducted by CAP
Chaplains on selected character
and citizenship topics which are
interesting, contemporary and
compelling. In addition, the CAP
Chaplains has unlimited
counselling opportunities on a
person-to-person basis with his
young parishioners.
Te a m m i n i s t r y w o r k s i n
many ways for the Civil Air
Patrol chaplain. As a member of
t h e C o m m a n d e r ' s s p e c i a l s t a ff ,
he serves as an official of the
local community and
participates in a team ministry
with chaplains from many
religious groups. This practical,
down-to-earth ecumenism
increases knowledge, respect and
unique camaraderie among
c h a p l a i n s a n d l a i t y. I t p r e s e n t s
to CAP members, both adult and
youth, a strong, positive image
of religion in action.
Civil Air Patrol provides for
the professional and spiritual
needs of the clergyman in he
Chaplain service and both are
vital to the individual in this age
of renewal and ecumenism.
For the
of chaplains,
Regional and Wing Chaplain
Training conferences are
s p o n s o r e d a n n u a l l y. T h e s e
t w o - d a y w o r k s h o p s a r e s t a ff e d
by recognized religious leaders
and chaplains in such fields as
religious education, counselling

and pastoral ministry.
Chaplains in the organization
are encouraged to attend church
and retreats
sponsored by their respective
denominations i n a d d i t i o n t o
participating as CAP Chaplaincy
representatives at these
" To d a y t h e C A P c h a p l a i n c y
i s m o r e c h a l l e n g i n g t h a n e v e r, "
said Chaplain Hobgood, "as
Chaplains p r o v i d e a m o r a l
for community
acceptance o f C i v i l A i r P a t r o l
and more than ever before, they
are concerned with the direction
of the youth throughoutthe

'*As the organization, grows
so also must their religious and
moral environment grow and
this depends largely or~ the
measure of leadership provided
by the CAP chaplains," he said.
There is a continuing need
for clergymen in CAP to replace
those retiring. Only those
meeting the following
qualifications may apply: An
individual must be duly ordained
male clergyman engaged
full-time in the active ministry
and have the approval for his
services as CAP Chaplain from
his respective denolDination and

he must have a minimum of four
years o~ college and three years
of seminary training.
Tc~ receive an appointment, a
clergyman must:
1. Be recommended or
requested by a local CAP unit
2. Submit a
a p p l i c a t i o n t o t h e National
Chaplain's office.
3. Obtain the
approval or endorsement of his
denomination through the
appropriate agency.
4. Be formally approved by
the CAP National Chaplain.
5. Pay membership dues.


U P D AT ! N G C H A P L A I N ' S R O S T E R - T h e

records of chaplains assigned to various Civil
Air Patrol units throughout the nation are being
checked by Air Force SSgt. James C. Spurger

! ! I ( l e f t ) a n d h i s s u p e r v i s o r, T S g t . E m i l J .
Kumer of the National Chaplain's office at
CAP-USAF. (Air Force Photo by TSgt. William
J. Bond)

Chaplain Corner

Man of God--Not An Outsider
By Chaplain (Col.) Clarence E. Hobgood, USAF
While the nation ferments
with student unrest where
a t tacks against the
establishment, institutions of
learning and the church are
commonplace, the rood thing is
the belief that morality is
outdated and not attuned to
today's t e e n a g e r . I n c e r t a i n
they say that the
teenager h a s h a d e n o u g h o f
ethical instruction and there is
not too much point to this
"religious kick."

A group of dedicated
Americans representing many
f a i t h s k n o w d i ff e r e n t l y a n d a r e
working shoulder to shoulder
with the youth from all walks of
life. These men are the chaplains
assigned to the various Civil Air
Patrol units throughout the
These chaplains not only
seek to make religion and faith
purposeful and meaningful to
the youth in Civil Air Patrol--the
cadets--but their efforts are

Maxwell Is Site
For Youth Ministry
National Laboratory on Ministry
t o Yo u t h i s s c h e d u l e d A u g .
27-29 at Civil Air Patrol's
national headquarters here.
The first of its kind
conference in chaplain-educator
the program is
t o b r i n g c l e r g y,
government o f fi c i a l s , m i l i t a r y
and aviation leaders together to
d iscuss moral leadership

CHECKING LETTER DRAFT-Air Force Chaplain (Col.)
Clarence E. Hobgood, National Chaplain, Hq., CAP-USAF,
goes over a draft of letter outlining the program for the
upcoming Ministry to Youth with office secretary, Mrs. Edna
Cook. The office handles more than 500 letters monthly on
recruiting chaplains for the Civil Air Patrol units throughout

education and communications.
The program is also designed
to afford a continuing exchange
between the speakers and
conferees by which a group of
experts '*will tell it as it is." This
will be open to talk-back
criticism from the more than
300 attending the conference.

A S S I S TA N T C H A P L A I N -

Air Force Chaplain (Lt. Col.)
Vincent C. Merfeld, a Roman
Catholic priest, is the
Assistant National Chaplain
at CAP-USAF. He is from the
Archdiocese of Dubuque,

aimed at deepening
teenager's religious sense.
In this age of moral strife,
the chaplains strive to bring the
teenager's spiritual fibre to
maturity through a program
designed to put "action" into
the religious environment. By
trapping the cadets' thirst for
knowledge, the CAP chaplains
lead their youthful charges
through phases of doubt to a
plane of spiritual involvement,
helping them select responsible
choices and a commitment.
The chaplain also helps to
develop in the teenager a strong
sense of dedication and loyalty
based on keen appreciation of
citizenship in the democracy in
which he lives, while pointing
o u t t h e i n d i v i d u a l
responsibilities and privileges of
such a democracy.
And if that's not living, what
is? Some 35,000 American
teenagers believe that this is
their "bag"; and they should
k n o w, b e c a u s e a s m e m b e r s o f
the Civil Air Patrol cadet corps,
they are shaping their lives from
within to become tomorrow's
leaders of this great nation.



,JUNE, 1969

Unit Assists Airmen

Girts Defeat Boys for Trophy
F O R T AT K I N S O N , W i s c . - - T h e g i r l s d r i l l t e a m o f M i l w a u k e e
Cutup. Sq. V won first place honors and the trophy in the annual
Wisconsin Wing Cadet Drill competition. The boys team from
M i l w a u k e e S q . V w a s t h e r u n n e r - u p . A i r F o r c e L t . C o l . Ve r n e y L .
Thorlton, CAP-USAF liaison officer with the wing, presented the
Other units competing for the trophy were Milwaukee Comp. Sq.
IV girl team; Greendale and Racine Comp. Sqs. Judging the drill
competition were Navy Commander James F. O'Conner, USN Res.;
M a j . C l i f f o r d H e m m e r, U S A R e s . ; a n d M S g t . W i l l i a m K i t t e l , A i r
Force recruiter.

N.Y.-Civil Air Patrol cadet
members of Dutchess Comp. Sq.
31159 recently conducted a
f~nd-raising drive and collected
more than $438.00 for two Air
Force sergeants of the Vietnam
war whose homes were ravaged
by fire recently.

Receiving the check from 1st
L t . R i c h a r d L a u r i a , C A P,
Dutchess Sq. commander, were
TSgt. Joseph Carroll and SSgt.
Eugene Cropley both assigned to
S t e w a r t A F B , N . Y. A l s o i n
charge of the drive was CAP WO
Elaine Lee who attended the
presentation ceremony at
HOUSTON, Texas-Members of the Thunderbird (~omp. Sq. here recently Stewart.
took time out from its regular meeting activities and toured the Flight Service
Among the cadets who raised
facilities and Weather Station at William P. Hobby Field near here.
the money in
the local
The group was given a detailed briefing on both the Flight Service Center c o m m u n i t y f u n d d r i v e w e r e
a n d t h e We a t h e r S t a t i o n b y p e r s o n n e l f r o m t h e F e d e r a l Av i a t i o n
Steve Lee, Steel
Scott and
Administration and saw how weather information is collected and relpyed M i c h a e l M o r r e a l e w h o m a d e a
throughout the nation.
s p e c i a l e ff o r t t o g e t a n e w d o l l
The CAP contingent also received a briefing on the role of the air traffic
for Sergeant Cropley's young
controller and toured the control tower to see these men at work.
daughter to replace the one
destroyed in the fire.

Thunderbirds Leave M eeting

Towson Is First Flightllne Unit
T O W S O N , M d . - - To w s o n C o m p . S q . i s t h e fi r s t u n i t i n t h e
Maryland Wing having its own flightline crew, The crew proved its
value to the wing recently in search operations when 25 aircraft were
launched including six U.S. Army helicopters from Fort Bragg, N.C.
when a Sidwell family was reported missing.
After an intensive search of the Easton-Salisbury area the search
was suspended, officials reported. The newly initiated flightline crew
was cited for keeping the aircraft on the move throughout the

Member Conducts Pilot Course
HUNTINGTON BEAC'H, Calif.--Civil Air Patrol S/M Bertraud Bauno
Dionne is conducting a pilot ground school course at Long Beach Airport for
members of Group Vll's Sq. 65 of the Texas Wing. The school is being
conducted at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.
A former airline captain, graduate of MIT and ex-Navy pilot, Dionne is an
electronics engineer at McDonnell Douglas plant at Long Beach.

CAP UNITS ASSISTS AIRMEN-A check for more than
$438.00 is presented to Air Force TSgt. Joseph Carroll and
SSgt. Eugene Cropley by Civil Air Patrol Lt. Richard Lauria
(left), Dutchess County Comp. Sq. commander. The check,
made up of donations from the community near Stewart AFB,
N.Y., was collected by Civil Air Patrol units for the sergeants
whose homes were destroyed by fire.

Linden Squadro. Searches
For Missing Aztec Airplane
LINDEN, N.J.--Under the
coast after receiving calls from
command of Maj. William
people in the area reporting the
Silverman, CAP, the Linden Sq.
noise of an airplane in apparent
o f C i v i l A i r P a t r o l ' s N e w J e r s e y trouble.
Wing, participated in an air
O t h e r C A P p i l o t s
search for a Piper Aztec airplane p a r t i c i p a t i n g i n t h e m i s s i o n
l i s t e d m i s s i n g a f t e r t a k i n g o f f included Maj. George Bochenek,
r e c e n t l y f r o m A t l a n t i c C i t y w i t h George Skidmore, Capts. Warren
six persons aboard.
S m i t h , G a y We i s s , L t s . E d w a r d
The squadron flew sorties
We i n b e r g , H o w a r d S i l v e r m a n ,
throughout the southern part of CWOs Arthur Ladoux, James
the state from Atlantic City and Coiletti, WO Ernest Smith and
n o r t h t o w a r d s Te e t e r b o r o
Lt. COl. Stanley Needet. These
Airport, final destination of the
men from the Linden Sq. flew
missing plane. The U.S. Navy s o r t i e s i n C A P o r
and Coast Guard also searched
privately-owned aircraft during
the water area of the New Jersey
the mission.

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in the U.S. Army Reserves. In addition to his duties in Civil Air
Patrol, he is medical officer for the 4222nd Logistics Command,
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Wing, recently were hosted by the Strategic Air Command when they toured
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. They visited SAC operations, viewed the cockpit
of a B-52 Strategic bomber and a KC-135 Strata-Tanker and toured the Air
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Linden's Squadron commander, reviews search pattern with
his Civil Air Patrol pilots who participated in an aerial search
for a missing Aztec airplane in New Jersey.

Lieutenant Puts FAA Rating to Use
B A C K S B U R G , Va . - - C i v i l A i r P a t r o l L t . J a m e s K . S i z e r ,
Montgomery Cutup. Sq., here, has been certified by the Federal
A v i a t i o n A d m i n i s t r a t i o n a s a " g r o u n d s c h o o l i n s t r u c t o r. " H e i s
putting his qualifications to use by instructing a private pilot's
course for unit cadets and for members of the Hokie Flying Club.
C a d e t s w h o c o m p l e t e d t h e FA A w r i t t e n e x a m i n a t i o n a f t e r t h e
course will compete for the squadron's solo flight scholarship if they
meet the requirements. Covered in the course are instruction in
preflight; meterology, computing, navigation, FAA regulations
and radio navigation.

AUSTIN, Texas--Lieutenant Kelley B. Mohrmann, CAP. of the TrovEs
County Camp. Sq., has received appointment to the United States Military
Academy at West Point. He was notified of his selection by Adjutant General
Kenneth Wickham, Department of the Army, after being nominated by U.S.
Senators John Tower and Ralph Yarborough and U.S. Representative Jack
Pickle, all from Texas.
Mohrmann took a battery of tests including scholarship aptitude, English
composition and mathematics. He also passed the physical and mental
aptitude tests.
A student at McCallum High School, Kelley has mairbtained an avid interest
in military life, He will report to West Point, July 1.
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Wa l t e r B . P u t n a m , C i v i l A i r P a t r o l ' s n a t i o n a l
c o m m a n d e r, t a l k s w i t h m e m b e r s o f t h e
CAPETTES after inspecting the group on its
arrival at Maxwell AFB, Ala. on an official visit

to Civil Air Patrol's national headquarters. The
girls, all senior CAP members and coeds at
Oklahoma State University, are members of the
organization's elite drill team.

M A X W E L L A F B ,
Ala.-Wearing smartly tailored
Civil Air Patrol uniforms 30
coeds from Oklahoma State
University at Sillwater recently
paid an official visit to CAP's
National Headquarters here and
later toured Alabama's State
Capitol and
the city of
The girls are all senior
members of Civil Air Patrol and
comprise the wing's elite drill
t e a m k n o w n a s t h e
"CAPETTES". They came here
at the official invitation of Air
Force Maj. Gen. Walter B.
Putnam, CAP's national
commander who also attended
Oklahoma State University.
Arriving by military aircraft,
the group was greeted by Air
F o r c e L t . G e n . A l b e r t P. C l a r k ,
Air University commander and
General and Mrs. Putnam. A
s e n i o r C A P m e m b e r, M r s .
Putnam presented a bouquet of
r o s e s t o 2 n d L t . S u s a n H o l l e y,
C A P, t h e
After lunch, the young ladies
toured the staff agencies at

National Headquarters and saw
its various operations. They
received a status briefing on Civil
Air Patrol and heard of its future
plans and programs.
As a matter of routine, the
CAPETTES expected .an
impersonal abstract chat from
t h e N a t i o n a l C ~ m m a n d e r. T h e y
were pleasantly surprised to
learn that General Putnam
tailors each presentation to the
specific audience--whether it be
an auditorium of hundreds of
listeners or a small conference
In addressing the coeds, he
fashioned an approach which fit
the occasion like a glove.
General Putnam stressed the
vital role each of them could
have and should have in Civil Air
Patrol's future. The General,
who left Oklahoma State
University in 1937 to become an
aviation cadet, outlined with
pinpoint emphasis the strong
support to aerospace knowledge
which the girls can provide as
CAP members, teachers, or in
their future role as wives and
After the group tour of

PAY I N G T H E I R R E S P E C T S T O A G R E AT L A D Y- C i v i l A i r
Patrol CAPETTES from Oklahoma State University pause to
a d m i r e t h e b u s t o f f o r m e r G o v e r n o r L u r l e e n B . Wa l l a c e o n
t h e i r t o u r o f t h e C a p i t o l b u i l d i n g i n M o n t g o m e r y. T h e g r o u p ,
an all-girls drill team and Civil Air Patrol senior members,
visited Alabama's historic caBitol in conjunction with their
official visit to CAP's National'Headquarters at Maxwell.

M AY O R W E L C O M E S C A P G R O U P - M a y o r E a r l J a m e s o f
M o n t g o m e r y, A l a . , w e l c o m e s t h e C A P E Tr E S o f C i v i l A i r
Patrol to the city of Montgomery during their visit to CAP's
National Headquarters at Maxwell. The girls, all seniors in Civil
Air Patrol are coeds at Oklahoma State University. The Mayor
of Montgomery received a certificate making him an honorary
Mayor of Oklahoma City.

C A P E T T E S G R E E T E D - C A P E T T E C o m m a n d e r, 2 n d L t .
Susan Holley (left) receives a warm welcome and a bouquet of
r o s e s f r o m M r s . Wa l t e r B . P u t n a m , a C A P s e n i o r m e m b e r,
when the Oklahoma State University's all girl drill team arrived

recently at Maxwell AFB
also were Air Force Ma
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JUNE, 1969

Velcomes O k l a h o m a Ct' .PE TTES
National Headquarters, the
CAPETTES visited Montgomery
Mayor Earl James who
welcomed them to Alabama's
capital city and stated. "'The
Aerospace Age was theirs and
the nation looked forward to
their leadership in the next
Lieutenant Holley presented
Mayor James a certificate
making him an Honorary Mayor
o f O k l a h o m a C i t y. T h e
certificate was signed by
Oklahoma City Mayor James N.
Afterwards the girls visited
Alabama's historic capitol
building where the Government
of the Confederate States of
America was organized in 1861.
There they met Alabama's
Governor Albert P, Brewer, who
welcomed them to the state,
followed by a guided tour of the
capitol building and adjacent
Following a bus tour of the
c i t y o f M o n t g o m e r y, t h e
CAPETTES went to Gunter
AFB where they were billeted.
Later they attended a buffet
dinner in their honor at the
Gunter Officer's Open Mess and

then traveled 45 miles to a gala
dance party at Craig AFB and
were hosted by pilots of the
advanced jet training school.
After breakfast the following
m o r n i n g a t G u n t e r, t h e g r o u p
was airlifted from Maxwell to
Oklahoma City.
Organized five years ago by
the Oklahoma Wing, the
CAPETTES primarily publicize
Civil Air Patrol's aerospace
education and training for the
American youth mission. The
all-girl drill team members are
very knowledgeable of the
phases of the CAP program and
represent the organization in
drill and ceremonies with unique
marching demonstrations.
Membership in the team is
limited to those with top school
grades who are 18 years or older.
Their hobbies range from
interests in flying to working
with children.
Escorting the group on the
tour to National Headquarters
were Col. Michael Hutton, Air
Force Reserves and Oklahoma
Wing's CAP-Reserve coordinator
a n d M a r y N o v o t n y, s e c r e t a r y a t
the CAP-USAF Liaison Office
for the wing.

MEETING ALABAMA'S GOVERNOR-Civil group, all coeds at Oklahoma State University,
Air Patrol 2nd Lt. Susan HoHey, CAPE'FrE's visited CAP's National Headquarters at Maxwell
Drill Team commander, presents Alabama A F B , A l a . a n d l a t e r t o u r e d A l a b a m a ' s c a p i t o l
Governor Albert P. Brewer a momento of the c i t y o f M o n t g o m e r y.
unit's visit to the state's historic capitol. The

TA L K S H O P - A i r F o r c e M a j . G e n . Wa l t e r B . P u t n a m , C A P ' s
national commander, talks about his programs for advancing
aviation and aerospace education and training throughout Civil
Air Patrol with CAPETTE Commander, 2nd Lt. Susan Holley,
C A P. T h e g r o u p o f 3 0 y o u n g l a d i e s f r o m O k l a h o m a S t a t e
University flew to Maxwell on an official visit to National
Headquarters recently.

ART WORK EXPLAINED-A group of Civil Air Patrol
CAPETTES from Oklahoma State University gather around
James O. Johnson. chief of the technical education methods
t. Greeting the bevy of beauties
r e n . Wa l t e r B . P u t n a m , C A P ' s
l d A i r F o r c e L t . G e n . A l b e r t P.

branch at CAP-USAF, for a briefing on the role illustrations
play in presenting modern-day education and training
literature. This branch of the Aerospace Education and
Training Section at CAP's National Headquarters was one of
the many places visited by the group recently.

BID FAREWELL TO MAXWELL-After a day-long tour of
Civil Air Patrol's National Headquarters during which they
visited Montgomery and the Capitol Building, Oklahoma
Wing's CAPETTES return to Oklahoma City by military
aircraft. The group came here at the official invitation of Air
Force Maj. Gen. Walter B. Putnam, CAP's national



JUNE, 1969
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Membership Boosted

Three Earn Amelia Earhart Awards

Maryland Fly-ln Successful

B A LT I M O R E , M d . - - M o r e
than 195 Civil Air Patrol cadets
and a large number of senior
members thronged to a recent
"Fly-In" conducted by the
Maryland Wing at Lee Airport,
Annapolis, Md. Each cadet was
given a 30-minute orientation
ride in a wing aircraft to arouse
his enthusiasm for flying and
general aviation.
" We f e e l t h e e n t i r e p r o g r a m
was most successful," said Lt.
Col. Royce M. Benson, wing
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa-Council Bluffs Cadet Sq. has
a n n o u n c e d a w a r d s a n d p r o m o t i o n s f o r t h r e e m e m b e r s o f t h e u n i t d e p u t y c o m m a n d e r. A s a r e s u l t
of the fly-in, several new pilots
here. Promoted to cadet second lieutenant were Cadets Richard
and cadets joined the ranks of
Harkins and Lloyd Bergantzel. Upgraded to Cadet Captain was
Wayne Head, a licensed pilot and the first cadet in the unit to receive t h e M a r y l a n d W i n g . o f C i v i l A i r
the Amelia Earhart award. Unit Commander 2d Lt. Lloyd R. King
a n n o u n c e d t h e p r o m o t i o n s a n d p r e s e n t e d C / C a p t a i n Wa y n e H e a d
the Amelia Earhart award recently at ceremonies.
E VA N S T O N , I l l . - - T h r e e E v a n s t o n C a d e t S q . m e m b e r s h a v e
received Amelia Earhart awards from CAP's National Headquarters.
They are C/Lt. Joseph King, a licensed pilot in powered aircraft;
C/Capt. Edward J. Sackley IH, a graduate of the Illinois glider
encampment and the wing power solo encampment; and" C/Capt.
J a m e s W. S u l l i v a n , f o r m e r E v a n s t o n C a d e t S q . c o m m a n d e r a n d
g r a d u a t e o f t h e w i n g ' s p o w e r s o l o e n c a m p m e n t l a s t y e a r. M a j .
W i l l i a m A , R e d t e n w a l d , C A P, S e n i o r S q u a d r o n c o m m a n d e r ,
presented the awards to the cadets at ceremonies here recently.

Council Bluffs Cadets Upgraded


Perkins First To Earn License
PARK FOREST, Ill.--Cadet Airman Howard Perkins became the
first member of the Civil Air Patrol unit here to receive a private
p i l o t l i c e n s e . A c t i v e i n C A P ' s A e r o s p a c e E d u c a t i o n a n d Tr a i n i n g
program, Perkins (17), attends Tinkley Park High School.

Indiana Wing intormation Trophy
C H A R L E S TO N , I n d . - - c / w e M i c h a e l F o x r e c e i v e d t h e fi r s t p l a c e
award in the Indiana Wing for his work as cadet information officer
to the Clark County Comp. Sq. This is the second consecutive year
he won the award for a dynamic information program which
effectively explained the Civil Air Patrol mission in the area. Among
the various positions, Cadet Fox has held include cadet commander;
and advisor to the commander. A senior at Charlestown High School
a n d m e m b e r o f t h e N a t i o n a l H o n o r S o c i e t y, h e p l a n s t o a t t e n d
Purdue University where he hopes to pursue a career in aeronautical
and astronautical engineering.

. Cadets Mark Birthday

K E W G A R D E N S , N . Y. - - C i v i l
Air Patrol S/M Richard
Scholfield of the Falcon Sq.,
New York Wing, is on his way to
L a c k l a n d A F B , Te x . , t o j o i n t h e
United States Air Force. While a
member of the Falcon Sq.,
Schoifield was also active in civic
groups in this area.
Falcon Sq. C/Lt. Joseph
Mitchell of Bayside has selected
the United States Air Force
Academy over the U.S. Coast
Guard Academy after being
chosen by both military schools.
U.S. Co ngressman Seymour
Halpen nominated Mitchell after
the cadet won a series of
competitive examinations in the
=Congressman's district.

Straight A StUdent Rewarded

K E E S L E R A F B ,
Miss.--Thirty cadets and three
senior leaders from the Mobile,
Ala., Civil Air Patrol Squadron
visited Keesler AFB June 2.
The group arrived by bus at 9
a,m. and toured the USAF Pilot
Training S c h o o l ( M A P ) , t h e
control t o w e r, C o m p u t e r
Systems D e p a r t m e n t a n d a n
electronics demonstration.

Tampa Cadet Squadron Wins Drill
TA M PA , F l a . - - Ta m p a C a d e t S q . o f t h e F l o r i d a W i n g c a p t u r e d
top marching honors and a trophy in Group III drill competition.
C / L t . L i n d a J . K o e h l e r, fl i g h t c o m m a n d e r, l e d h e r c a d e t s t h r o u g h
some 40 maneuvers in competition against two of the other
squadrons in the group. Five NCOs from the NCO/Leedership
School at McDill AFB, Fla., judged the competition. A trophy
donated by C/Maj. Raymond Graves, now in Vietnam with the U.S.
Army, was presented to the winners.

Marines Brief Mtmhattan Group
N E W Y O R K , N . Y. - - Tw e n t y c a d e t s a n d f o u r s e n i o r m e m b e r s o f
the Manhattan Group received an orientation in the various aspects
of helicopter flight while taking part in an exercise with United
States Marine Corps and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Helicopter
Sq. at Floyd Bennet Field, Brooklyn.

Four Receive CAP
Proficiency Certificate
and daughter and father and
daughter teams in Maine
To w n s h i p C o m p . S q . w o n t h e
coveted certificate of
proficiancy in Civil Air Patrol
recently here.
They are 2nd Lt. Florence B.
H e r b i g , C A P a n d h e r d a u g h t e r,
CWO Donna Marie Herbig.
Lieutenant tHerbig serves as
adjutant and information officer
and her daughter the unit
communications, supply and
aerospace education officer.
The other recipients of the
a w a r d w e r e 2 n d L t . J o s e p h P.

Scianna and his daughter, c/we
Kathleen Scianna. Lieutenant
Scianna, the squadron executive
officer and deputy commander
for cadets, earned the senior
member certificate while his
daughter earned the cadet
c e r t i fi c a t e o f p r o fi c i e n c y. I n
addition, she received a Billy
Mitchell award and promotion
to warrent officer.
Wa r r a n t O f fi c e r S c i a n n a i s
the cadet executive officer and
a e r o s p a c e e d u c a t i o n o f fi c e r.
Maine Township Comp. Sq. is in
Group 4 of the Illinois Wing.

The enthusiastic public
response enabled the Maryland
Wing to go a step further with its
community relations venture;
providing breakfast and lunch
for a small fee and inviting pilots
and cadets from throughout the
Almost 100 hours of flying
were logged by the Maryland
Wing pilots as a result the wing
boosted cadet and senior
membership totals.


S w a n s o n J r. , ( r i g h t ) ,
Spartanburg Comp. Sq.
commander, explains the use
of signal panels for survival
for those in downed aircraft.
He conducted this class for
the cadets in his squadron
participating in Civil Air
Patrol Class B. encampment
at Lake Bowen near
Spartanburg, S.C.

Go Air Force

B E L L E V U E , Wa s h . - - C a d e t L t . G e r o d Wa t t i e r, B e l l e v u e C o m p .
Sq's. cadet deputy commander, marked his 18th birthday recently
by receiving his commercial pilot license. He hopes to become a
commercial airline pilot.

PIQUA, Ohicr--Recognization of how well a Civil Air Patrol does
in school brought a unique award to C/SSgt. Ronald D. Poling of the
Don Gentile Sq. here. He is to receive an hour long flying lesson
from the squadron for achieving straight 'As' on his report card from
Piqua Central High School. The new incentive award is being offered
by the squadron to all grade A students in the Civil Air Patrol unit.

The "Fly In" was mainly
designed to attract private
aircraft owners as well as
stimulating local interest in Civil
Air Patrol and the organization's
nation-wide mission. An
advertisement i n a l o c a l
d r e w a n
o v e r w h e l m i n g response. So
much so that the Maryland Wing
selected Lee Airport as the site
for the Fly In for prospective
new members.


B O Y E R T O W N ,
Pa.--Orientation flights and a
parade highlighted the Armed
Forces Week celebrations of the
Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Civil Air
Patrol Squadron of Boyertown.
C a p t a i n R i c h a r d H . Yo d e r ,
commander of the unit and an
experienced search pilot with
t h e C A P, t o o k t e e n a g e c a d e t s
and members of the Parent's
A d v i s o r y C o m m i t t e e on
o r i e n t a t i o n fl i g h t s i n the
Boyertown Flying Club,
four-place aircraft, based a t
Pottstown Limerick Airport.

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the challenges of the unknown if
he is to advance in science and
t e c h n o l o g y. "
Despite inclement weather in
the area, more than 500 CAP
members attended the
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Tennessiar Directs Action

Of CAP National Board

Civil Air Patrol membe~ pictured
on page I is Brig. Gen. F. Ward
Reilly, chairman of the national
board. He was named to this top
executive position in the official
auxiliary of the United States
Air Force last October when the
National Board met at the
Leamington Hotel, Minneapolis,
Minn. Simultaneously he was
promoted to brigadier general in
Civil Air Patrol after succeeding
CAP Brig. Gen. Lyle W. Castle,
who served as national board
chairman for three consecutive
terms of office.
A C h a t t a n o o g a , Te n n . ,
businessman, General Reilly is
the principal corporate officer of
the more than 67,000 members
of Civil Air Patrol. The National
Board which voted him to the

top executive positior~, is
comprised of eight region
commanders, 52 wing
commanders and the CAP
National Executive committee,
the organization's policy makers.
As board chairman, General
Reilly guides the CAP
Corporation in its public service
role of flying search and rescue
missions, in its performance of
mercy and humanitarian flights
and conducting a nationwide
aerospace education program for
the cadets and senior members.
Before his election, General
Reilly served as CAP's Southeast
Region commander, exercising
command of the -more than
9,000 members in Tennessee,
Alabama, Georgia, Florida,
Mississippi and Puerto Rico.
General Reilly attended
McCallie School and Georgia

Institute of Technology (Georgia
Tech) and was also active in the
Army Air Corps ROTC
attending the first cadet
encampment at Maxwell AFB,
He is a veteran pilot and
holds command pilot
multi-engined ratings in Civil Air
Patrol. Among his decorations
are the CAP Distinguished
Service Award; the Exceptional
Service Award and the
M e r i t o r i o u s S e r v i c e Aw a r d .
General Reilly flies an Acre
Commander 500 both for
business and pleasure.
He has served as
commissioner of Aeronautics in
Tennessee for 10 years during
which he vigorously pushed local
airport improvement in that

AT THE NATIONAL BOARD-The chief executives at the
National Board of Civil Air Patrol meeting prepare to outline
the plans and programs for the organization. They (from left)
are Col. Samuel H. duPont, vice-chairman, Brig. Gen. F. Ward
Reilly, CAP, national board chairman and Maj. Gen. Walter B.
Putnam, USAF, CAP's national commander. (United States
Air Force Photo by TSgt. John Lyons)


CAP National Chairman

SPAATZ AWARD ~/INNER-C/Col. Bruce A. Newell (right)
of the Indiana Wing receives the General Carl A. Spaatz
educational achievement award from Brig. Gen. F. Ward
Reilly, CAP, chairman of the national board, at the spring
meeting of the national executive committee. Watching the
ceremony is Col. Samuel H. duPont (center) national hoard
vice chairman. Newell (I 5), is Civil Air Patrol's youngest cadet
colonel. (United States Air Force Photo by TSgt. John J.

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responsibility to those not fully qualified in
Search and Rescue techniques, resulting in
failure to reach or passing unnoticed those in
peril whose life depends upon us. Those who
are assigned to Cadet training and education
also assume a grave responsibility in the youth
under their guidance being motivated towards
responsible citizenship in the highest ideals of
leadership. In this we cannot fall and thus be a
contributor to youth delinquency.
Those of civil and social stature and of
affluence are certainly desirable elements of our
society for membership, but not for this alone,
they should qualify by a contribution of
services rendered or influence in the attainment
of services, materiels, and funds in the support
of Mission accomplishment.
As your Chairman of the National Board of
Civil Air Patrol, ! am still dedicated to the
proposition that "Only those who are resolute
in character, determined in purpose, able and
willing to contribute to Mission
accomplishment, should qualify for
membership, which is a privilege and not a
right. Performance of duty within our
capability is a sacred obligation."


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contributions of the Senior Member in Civil Air
Patrol it is necessary to examine the
requirements for the accomplishment of the
Mission to which we dedicate our services.
Our Mission is basically the preservation of
human life and liberty and to this end there can
be no compromise in the character and
capability of our Senior Membership or we
could well be contributors to death and
To determine the source and segment of our
society from which we may expect to largely
recruit our Senior Member, with the qualities of
dedication and leadership, it might well be that
we consider the origin of many of the
responsible personnel of our defense
it is said that the origin of our Military
leadership is basically from the "Center Cut" of
our society, selected for their high qualities of
patriotism, courage, ambition and the
potentials of leadership. The source and
qualifications are equally valid for Senior
Members of Civil Air Patrol.
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Science Fair Award
Presented by CAP '
CULLOWHEE, N.C.--Special
aw~ds in the junior and senior
division categories in the
Western District Science Fair at
Western Carolina University
were presented by Civil Air
Patrol for the best entries.
First place winner Danny
Dalton of Owen High School
won the top award for his entry:
''The Effect of High
Acceleration on Trained Mice."
The runner-up trophy went to
Alan D. Hu neycutt, West
Henderson High School for his
entry: "Automation in the
Feminine Form" and the third
place honors went to John
Maltry III of Enka High School
for his creation "Communication with Light Amplification
by Simulated Emission of



JUNE, 1969

Flier's Corner

Freddie's Freat:out or Saga of Spring Hangup

I should have guessed there
was something wrong about
Freddie from the beginning. All
his fine talk about leaving the
dull earth and wafting our way
to a love nest in the sky--oh,
brother.* A hole in the
ground---that's what he called
our home here, and I had to
admit it was kind of damp and
d r a f t y a n d b l e a k i n t h e w i n t e r,
a n d s o I f e l l f o r h i s l i n e . We l l ,
I've got my feet back on the
ground now and you can just bet
that's where they're going to
s t a y. W h a t a n e x p e r i e n c e ! I ' m
still shaking.
I must admit, it was nice for
a while. I always felt I was born
for the dolce vita, and that was
it--a swingin' penthouse in the
sky, luxurious furnishings, foam
rubber bedding, bubbleglass
bathhouse, parties every night,
and mad romantic gambols in
the dewy dark--the whole
thing. Just the same, what I say
is, if anyone ever offers to fly
you to the moon, take a good
look at his credentials before
you let yourself get buckled
down in his silvery plane.
What a crazy time that was.
All those midnight fly-ins as
Freddie called them. He'd round
up a bunch of his hangar pals
and their female counterparts, as
y o u m i g h t s a y, a n d w e ' d g e t
higher than a kite before we
even left the ground. You know,
I think it must be something
about the way the moonlight
streams down on you through
the plexiglass that turns me on.
Some nights we'd find ourselves
aancing on the wings until we
were so dizzy we'd almost fall.

Then, we'd stumble back into
the cockpit and argue about
w h e r e w e w a n t e d t o fl y, a n d
u s u a l l y d o z e o ff a n d s l e e p u n t i l

carburetor was something you
measured cars with, so what
could I do but go along with
Another thing that bothered
We'd wake up with a head so
me was the way he used to get
big we thought they would have
so high on all the "glue". I don't
to unweld the airplane to get us
k n o w w h e r e h e g o t i t f r a n k l y.
out of there. I'm not saying
He'd just duck his head behind
what we got high on, but I'll give
the seat and a few minutes later
you a hint--there's Iotta glue left
he'd have a funny smell on his
in some of them airplanes, never b r e a t h a n d h i s e y e s w o u l d b e
mind all the aluminum and
rolling. Some pilot in command.*
There were days when it made
I knew we'd get into trouble
me nervous just to see him
s o o n e r o r l a t e r, I m e a n , I n e v e r sitting behind the wheel. Buckle
d r e a m e d i t w a s r e a l l y i l l e g a l o r up, baby, he'd say. We're going
a n y t h i n g l i k e t h a t , o r I ' d h a v e to dust off a few stars. The way
pulled out like a shot. But I
h e fl e w, I w o u l d n ' t h a v e b e e n
thought it was kind of odd the
way Freddie kept insisting that
I don't know where the time
an airplane was only safe after w e n t , b u t b e f o r e I k n e w i t
sundown. He
claimed that
winter was over. We came out to
airports were
too crowded
the airplane late one afternoon
during the
and noticed grass sprouting
congestion was a national
around the tiedowns. The way
p r o b l e m , a c c o r d i n g t o F r e d d i e . Freddie reacted, you'd think the
Well, maybe it was at some
p l a c e h a d b e e n m i n e d . " B a b y, "
airports, but at our little short
stripper, the runway was covered h e y e l p e d , " w e g o t t o s p l i t . I t ' s
with snow practically all winter
"Who's he? Gus the fuzz?"
long--which gives you some idea
of how congested the place was.
I'd been expecting something
Freddie also claimed he needed
like this.
the moon or the stars to navigate
"Gus is the guy that owns
b y, w h i c h a l s o s o u n d e d j u s t a this airplane, that's who."
l i t t l e p e c u l i a r. I m e a n , w e
" Yo u m e a n t h i s i s n o t y o u r
practically lived on maps and old
own little bird?"
potato chips. Slept on them too,
"Well, no. Say where do you
I might add. Rugged.
think I'd get all that bread?"
But Freddie was the pilot in
"The owner is a friend of
command, as he liked to remind
me. He told me he had
practically cut his eye teeth in
"Well, sort of. I just sort of
airplanes, and as for me, well, I
look after his plane while the
g u y ' s a w a y. G u s g o e s d o w n t o
believed him when he told me a
F l o r i d a f o r t h e w i n t e r. C o m e s
back as soon as the weather
warms up and he can't wait to
get flying again."
"Good," I said, "we'll check
him out."
" N o , b a b y, " F r e d d i e s a i d .
"Gus doesn't go for socializing.
Real serious flyer type.
Especially after last year."
"What happenedlast year?"
" A w, I l e f t a f e w o d d s a n d
ends lying around, and a rag got
sucked up in the air intake when
h e t o o k o f f i n a h u r r y. H e
bought the farm."
"So now he's a flying farmer,
so what?"
"So now he gives the plane a
real careful going over before he
spins the prop. Practically
vacuums it from nose to tail.
When he sees some of the junk
left around from
"MY parties?"
We r e g r e t t h a t t h e t e x t b o o k " P O W E R F O R A I R C R A F T " h a s
"...he'll go ape. He'll go
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" I ' l l p r a c t i c e . D o n ' t w o r r y,
I'll come and get you baby."

opened the door and poked his
head into the cockpit, I had
" I ' l l b e t . S o t h i s i t i t , e h fallen asleep in back and the
F r e d d i e ? G o o d - b y e - m y - l o v e r - c a n v a s h a d s l i p p e d a w a y. T h e
next thing I knew I was eyeball
to eyeball with the maddest
looking human being it has ever
"Don't baby
me, you been my misfortune to see.
To tell you the truth, I was a
little embarrassed. What with all
I turned around and saw this
character with the gum boots the empty peanut shells, the
place did look a little like the
and dark glasses, carrying a
balcony after a kids' matinee in
clipboard and hustling down the
Hoboken, and it was a little late
line. When I turned back to
Freddie, I was just in time to see t o s t a r t t i d y i n g u p . I s h o t o u t o f
h i m d i s a p p e a r i n g i n t o t h e there like I was jet propelled,'
landed on the grass on all fours,
woods. My hero!
and didn't stop running until I
I still thought he was making was halfway home to Mama's.
"up most of that story about the
Well, you've all heard the
o w n e r, s o I d e c i d e d t o s t i c k
around. I hopped up into the
story about the country mouse
c o c k p i t , d u c k e d d o w n b e h i n d visiting the city mouse and vice
the rear seat and pulled some
versa, so I guess hearing about
canvas sacking over me.
Freddie the Flyer is nothing
Soon, this pilot-type came up new. He wasn't really a bad sort,
and started the usual bit, kicking and he showed me a new style of
living. But I'm glad to go back to
at the tires, waggling the wings,
a l l t h a t s t u ff . A c t u a l l y, h e r e a l l y being a simple field mouse again.
I'll leave the flying to Gus. (FAA
did a king-size preflight out
Aviation News, May 1969)
there, because by the time he

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MAGNETIC FIELD EXPLA]NED-A suspended globe trapped
in a magnetic field was part of an electronics demonstration
given to Civil Air Patrol cadets and seniors from Florida Air
Academy attending an encampment at the Air Force Technical
Training Center, Keesler AFB, Miss., recently. Presenting the
demonstration to Civil Air Patrol Member Steve Ensley is Air
Force MSgt. Richard Ekey, an instructor at the center. (United
States Air Force Photo by SSgt. Raemarie Smith)

Flo rida Co n t i nge n tHo lds
Encampment at Keesler
KEESLER AFB, Miss.-A large contingent of Civil Air Patrol
cadets from the Florida Air Academy climaxed a week-long
encampment at the Air Force Technical Training Center here
recently by participating in a parade and ceremonies.
During the week long activity, the Civil Air Patrol cadets under
the supervision of four senior
officers, got a taste of life in the
United States Air Force which
included a base-wide tour of the
center's training facilities.
They were briefed on the
r o l e o f t h e a i r t r a f fi c c o n t r o l l e r,
toured the weather detachment
and later saw a technical school
e l e c t r o n i c s d i s p l a y.
W h i l e a t K e e s l e r, t h e g r o u p
was billeted in the airman's
barracks and fed in the airman's
dining hall.
The group was welcomed to
t h e A i r F o r c e Te c h n i c a l T r a i n i n g
Center by Air Force Maj. James
R. Parker, ground training
branch chief, project officer for
the encampment.

Faster Individual

Membership Card
Service To Begin
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--In an

effort to give all Civil Air Patrol
members faster service, the Data
Processing Branch of CAP-US'AF
Personnel will send membership
c a r d s t o the individual rather
than to
unit which he
Units will not receive the
"members processed" roster and
will be required to retain a copy
of CAP Form 12 or 15 on new
members to keep on record.
It is believed that the new
system will provide faster
service, allow the benefits of
uninterrupted CAP membership
and alleviate the backlog
resulting from severe delay in
delivery of membership cards,
Data Processing Branch officials
Any questions on members
processed should be directed to
the wing personnel officer who
is to receive his roster as usual.

A F B ,
Ala.--National Headquarters of
Civil Air Patrol here has
a n n o u n c e d a w a r d s a n d
decorations for 42 members of
the organization. Six are to
receive the Bronze Medal of
Va l o r ; f o u r t h e D i s t i n g u i s h e d
Service award; nine the
Exceptional Service award and
2 3 t he Meritorious Service
Receiving the Bronze Medal of
Valor are Maj. V. JAmes Urso, Cadet
Kenneth C. Lindskog, Cadet Alfred
S. Nesser, Connecticut Wing; Cadet
M i c h a e l W. M u r p h y J r. , N e w Yo r k
Wing; Cadet Christopher Robbtns,
Florida Wing and Cadet Sam Cook
III, Oklahoma Wing.
The Distinguished Service Award
winners are Col. Houston H. Doyle,
Great Lakes Region; Lt. Col.
B e n j a m i n F. M i l l e r, M i c h i g a n W i n g ;
C o l . A r t h u r F. P u t z , C o l o r a d o W i n g
a n d L t . C o l . H a r l a n d B . L i t t l e J r. ,
Virginia Wing.
Exceptional Service Award
winners are Lt. Col. Joseph Ferrara,
Maj. Fred Keiper, Capt. Richard W.
Goodrich, 1/Lt. Thomas Eck, CWO
Tr o y a l L . K e y e s , N e v a d a W i n g ; L t .
Col. Herbert L. McVey, Kansas Wing;
Maj. Robert S. Byers, West Virglnta
Wing; Mat, Wallace J. Qutnn and Maj.
Earl G. Wood, Virginia Wing.
To receive the Meritorious Service
a w a r d a r e W O I r v i n g W. G e h r e s ,
C a l i f o r n i a W i n g ; L t . C o l . H e n r y F.
H o w e , M a j . J o h n J . S i n d e l a r,
Minnesota Wing; Majs. Helen L.
Crofford and
Stanley A. Prell,
Arizona Wing.
Others receiving the Meritorious
Service Me0al are Lt. Cols. Fred W.
Christian, Richard R. Dooley, George
S . F r i t z , J a m e s A . G r a d y, J o h n F.
Price, Thorpe C, Smith, Majs. Robert
D . G r a y J r. , J a m e s [ 3 . G u t e r m u t h ,
C h a r l e s E . Ly n n , F r a n c e s E . P r i c e ,
[3ennis L. Via, Capts. Ruth T. Gray,
Curtis W. [3uvall, Lloyd G.
S c h l e i c h e r, 1 s t L t s . R o n a l d R .
K e s t t e r, J o h n H . S i r a , 2 L t . T h o m a s
W. C a s s i b r y J r. a n d C W O L e s t e r P.
Cormesser, all of the Kentucky Wing.

Pennsylvania Group Trains
At Willow Grove Facility
DRESHER, Pa.--Some 15
Civil Air Patrol seniors and 52
cadets recently came back to
Group 90 of the Pennsylvania
Wing with a broader knowledge
o f A i r F o r c e a n d N a v a l
operations and training after
completing an encampment at
the Air Reserve Facility at
Willow Grove NAS here. Purpose
of the encampment was to
enable the cadets to meet their
qualifications of CAP Phase III
training and qualify them for the
Billy Mitchell award.
The group toured the Air
Force and Naval Air Facilities
including the flight line, flight
operations, maintenance, supply
and weather station and were
b r i e f e d o n t h e C - 11 9 F l y i n g B o x
C a r s i m u l a t o r, t h e J e t - p o w e r e d
helicopter, fire-fighting and

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control tower operations the
first week of the four week
Civil Air Patrol cadets and
seniors attended courses in
military customs and courtesies
which highlighted the proper
wearing of the uniform and
included lectures on good
grooming, drill and ceremony
the second week.
The third week was taken up
with demonstrations of first aid,
casualty assistance and disaster
preparedne~ exercises.
Air Force and Civil Air Patrol
instructors lectured and
d e m o n s t r a t e d m i l i t a r y
techniques throughout the
encampment, and the U.S. Navy
provided housing and mess
facilities for the CAP contingent
from Pennsylvania.


subscription list please send your
A F B ,
Ala.--Many Civil Air Patrol
name, complete address and unit
members have written to CAP
n u m b e r t o : N a t i o n a l
National Headquarters (CPPC),
Headquarters (CPPC) Maxwell'
here, in the recent months
A F B , A l a . 3 6 11 2 .
asking for their copy of the Civil
Air Patrol News.
At the same time, the Data
Processing Branch of CAP-USAF
Personnel, the agency charged
w i t h t h e o v e r a l l C A P
membership and handlin~ the
distribution of Civil Air Patrol
S I LV E R S P R I N G , M d . - - C i v i l
News has noted a large increase Air Patrol Cadet Eugene Saltz,
in the number of labels returned Wheaton-Silver Spring Cadet Sq.
b y t h e P o s t O f fi c e b e c a u s e o f d e p u t y c o m m a n d e r, b e c a m e t h e
incorrect addresses.
youngest private pilot in the
The Data Processing Branch
National Capital wing recently
accordingly has taken steps to when he earned his silver wings
blank the addresses of these
a f t e r p a s s i n g a n FA A o r a l a n d
members being returned by the written examination.
Post Office. This action will
There are but two other
mean that several members will
cadets in the wing with private
not receive their copy of the
pilot's license. Saltz (17) started
n e w s p a p e r.
his flying training in powered
If you are not regularly
aircraft last August and
receiving the Civil Air Patrol
graduated from a CAP Flying
News it is likely that your
Encampment at Frederick, Md.,
address is incorrect, officials at
with solo ratings.
the Data Processing Branch said.
After soloing he continued
They ask you to correct your
his flight training at his own
address to insure that you get
until he gained
the Civil
Air Patrol News
flying hours and
p r o m p t l y.
experience to qualify for the
To g e t
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pilot of the United Airlines airplane that crashed shortly after
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JUNE, 1969

FAA Looks at CAP

Something In Common
EDITOR'S NOTE-The author of the
accompanying article, Mervin K. Strickler Jr., is
the special assistant for aviation education at
t h e F e d e r a l Av i a t i o n A d m i n i s t r a t i o n ' s o f fi c e o f
g e n e r a l a v i a t i o n a ff a i r s , Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . A
native of Pennsylvania, he
graduated from Clarion State .....
College, and later taught
school, including a high
school aviation education ~!~: ,~=\
program. He aim was chief ~
instructor for rhe Clearfield
Aviation Institute. He was
granted a doctorate degree in
Education from Stanford
University, California, in i 95 I
M r . S t r i c k l e r s e r v e d a s a
b o m b a r d i e r - n a v i g a t o r i n s t r u c t o r d u r i n g Wo r l d
F e d e r a l

A v i a t i o n

Administration officials and
members of Civil Air Patrol
share common in{crests in
s a f e t y, e d u c a t i o n , t r a i n i n g ,
fostering and developing
. . . . . a v i a t i o n . U n i q u e l y, , C i v i l A i r
Patrol is a general aviation
organization that bridges both
civil and military aviation. This
i s a c h a l l e n g i n g o p p o r t u n i t y. I t
can also be a frustrating obstacle
to progress. Which alternative
will apply is really up to each
Civil Air Patrol member. Equally
i'mportant is the huge
responsibility on the shoulders
of each United States Air Force
o f fi v e r, a i r m a n a n d c i v i l i a n

Holds School
For Rangers
Pennsylvania Wing Ranger
Section of Civil Air Patrol will
hold its annual summer ranger
training school July 12-20. For
the past 15 years, this school has
been the major training site for
cadets planning to become
rangers in units throughout the
Instructed at the school are
the essentials of woodsmanship,
ropework, survival, mountain
climbing, physical fitness, first
aid, field communications and
skills necessary to ground search
and rescue operations.
Three separate courses are
b e i n g o ff e r e d t h i s y e a r. T h e s e
are: a basic course for first time
students; an advanced course for
those who have graduated from
the basic course and a special
advanced course for those who
have completed the other two
steps of training and planning on
competing for the "Expert
Ranger" award.
All cadets planning on
entering the school must be in
top physical condition and
supply their own food, clothing
and shelter needs. The school
registration fee is $5.00.
Because of the school's wide
p o p u l a r i t y, P e n n s y l v a n i a W i n g
has opened this type of training
to Civil Air Patrol cadets from
out of state. Those wishing
additional information on class
schedules may write to:
Headquarters, Pennsylvania
W i n g , C A P, P. O . B o x 2 0 4 4 ,
L e H i g h Va l l e y, P a . 1 8 0 0 1 ,
ATTN: Ranger Traini .n4~ Sec~iop..

Wa r I I a n d o r i g i n a t e d a n d h e a d e d t h e U ~ .
Army Air Corps College of Aeronautics at Las
Vegas Army Air Field in 1945.
Author of numerous technical, professional,
educational and related materials, his hobbies
include public speaking, farming and aviation.
He received the Air Force's highest civilian
award, the Exceptional Civilian Service award
i n 1 9 5 4 ; a M e r i t o r i o u s Aw a r d f r o m t h e W i l l i a m
A. Jump Foundation, for exemplary
achievement in public administration; the
International Aero-Classic award for aviation
education; the Frank G. Brewer award, for his
services to the air youth and education work;
and the American Political Science
Ax~cociation-U.S. Civil Service Commission
Congressional fellowship for 1966-1967.

assigned to duty with CAP.
nothing to misinterpretation.
T h i s i s a h u g e r e s p o n s i b i l i t y. I t
I have been privileged in my
is, I believe, the paramount goal
i n d u s t r y, e d u c a t i o n a n d
and greatest challenge facing
government experience to know
senior and cadet members of
both individuals and good works
of Civil Air Patrol members and Civil Air Patrol. It certainly is
significant for the Air Force
military personnel associated
personnel assigned to duty with
with them. Without question,
the majority--in fact, nearly - C i v i l A i r P a t r o l . . . . .
Put in one word--the
all--with whom I have worked or
challenge is to COMMUNICATE.
known about are dedicated,
conscientious, hard-working M y m o r e t h a n 2 5 y e a r s o f
experience with and on behalf of
men, women and youth.
Civil Air Patrol proves that every
However, there have been some
minor and major problem of
who give Civil Air Patrol and the
programs and missions it
CAP can be traced ultimately to
supports a less than hoped for
a failure to COMMUNICATE.
image. It is with this image I
We i n FA A s h a r e i n c o m m o n
would like to deal in t.his brief
with CAP the
need to
communicate. We m u s t l !
Most of us f(:,rm our
communicate wi~h our o w n
i m p r e s s i o n o f p e o p l e , t h i n g s , organization's members, with
places or organizations based
the public
at large,
upon either our experience or C o n g r e s s , w i t h t h e
t h a t o f t h o s e w h o m w e k n o w c o m m u n i t y, w i t h o u r l e g i s l a t o r s
and with whom we associate.
at the state level, with our
elected and policy-making
One of my earliest
officials at the local, municipal,
experiences with Civil Air Patrol
state and federal level. Above all,
w a s c o m p l e t e l y n e g a t i v e . Ye t ,
those of us who are
my subsequent opportunities to
airmen--those who fly and
meet and to know Civil Air
provide supporting services to
Patrol people, programs,
each other must communicate if
missions and public service
simply contradicted my earliest we are to insure the maximum
experience. Unfortunately I have e f f e c t i v e n e s s o f o u r e f f o r t s t o
wisely use the airspace and other
met many people throughout
elements of our multi-billion
the nation--and some in the
dollar national aviation system.
F e d e r a l A v i a t i o n
Through this column, I hope
Administration--who have a
negative attitude toward Civil to share with you, demonstrate
Air Patrol. When I investigate I a n d h i g h l i g h t f a c t s , t r e n d s ,
projections, problems and
invariably learn that this is based
progress underlying the concept
upon either an ancient
happening or an isolated
that we do indeed have
The key point for Civil Air
Patrol members is that such
things have and occasionally do
o c c u r. I t i s i n c u m b e n t o n a l l
CAP members and friends to
watch carefully what we do,
w h a t w e s a y, s o t h a t i t l e a v e s




E L . E M E N TA R Y A N D H I G H S C H O O L S
I N S TAT E S C H O O l . . O F F I C E .

Aerospace Education



o r
w a r
Civil Air Patrol presented its
second Aerospace Education
Leadership Award to Louis
Bruno, Washington's State
S ul2e3in_tendent of Public
Instruction, for hsi support of
CAP's programs and
e n c o u r a g e m e n t t o Wa s h i n g t o n
educators to take active roles in
introducing aerospace education
into the curricula of all the
state's schools.
Mr. Bruno, recognized
aerospace education as a
"r~sponsibility and opportunity
which the educational
community willingly accepts,"
c r e a t e d t h e Wa s h i n g t o n S t a t e
~rospace Edcuation Advisory
Committee in 1965. He
published the committee's
"Position Paper for Aerospace
Education" in 1967 for the
benefit of all Washington school
Mr. Bruno and the
committee begin with the
premise that aerospace
education is not an isolated
discipline and define it as a
curricular recognition of the
dramatic effect athat aviation
and space achievements are
having upon the whole way of
life. Washington schools,
therefore, are emphasizing
aerospace topics at appropirate
places in all subject fields at all
grade levels from kindergarten
through high school.
The main purposes of this
emphasis are to take advantage
of childrens' natural interest in



r .
r u n o
aerospace activities as a means of
motivating learning in other
academic subjects; to develop in
students a reasonable degree of
understanding of the diversity
and magnitude of the cultural
implications of aerospace
endeavors; and to assist them to
make value judgments on a
rational basis and to think
critically and creatively.,,.
To a c h i e v e t h e s e a i m s ,
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aerospace subjects not only as
part of regular curricular
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JUNE, 1969



Civil Air Fleet Will
D o u b l e I n 1 0 Ye a r. s
M o r e o v e r, t h a t g e n e r a l
aviation fleet of "light planes"
isn't what it used to be. Of the
125,000-plus ships classed as
private, the majority are still in
the one-to-four-seat single-engine
class. But, there are more than
16,000 multi-engine planes in
the general aviation inventory
(including more than 1500 turbo
prop and pure jet types).
The multi-engine total
already tops the 15,000 planes
i n t h e a c t i v e A F i n v e n t o r y. B y
1980, general aviation is
expected to have more than
twice the number of ships it has
t o d a y. . . a b o u t 1 6 0 , 0 0 0 . A n d , o f
these, 46,800 will be
m u l t i - e n g i n e . T h e
two-or-more-engine private fleet
will outnumber the present
a i r c r a f t i n v e n t o r y, i n c l u d i n g
helicopters, for all services.
These figures and predictions
are from a new report by the
Aerospace Industries Association
which has just finished a study
on the growth of general
aviation. It also gives a look back
to the mid-1950s when there
were only about 309,000 pilots
and 58,500 general aviation
While the study didn't get
into the matter very deeply, the
figures may have some
interesting implications for
military aviation...some good
and some not so good.
In terms of the "pilot
resources," for example, Air
Force retention officials should
be pleased to see the civilian
ranks growing. There are
between 250,000 and 300.000
private pilots around and the
number will ~'each about
552,000 by 1980. Over the same
period, the number of
commercial pilots will climb
from about 150,000 to more
than twice that number.
There are roughly 200,000
student pilots now learning to
fl y. T h a t n u m b e r w i l l g r o w t o
about 460,000 by 1980.
AF pilots who still think of
the general aviation crowd as a
group of tired businessmen
flying for about the same
reasons they play golf can think
again. Increasing numbers ol
students have one of two aims in
mind: (1) to fly in connection
with their own businesses or (2)
to land jobs on some of the
medium-size company aircraft or
with the airlines.
In fact, flying just l o~ fun has
become too expensive for most
middle-income civilians and
getting even a private ticket is
far more of a chore than it was
just a few years ago.
Federal Aviation Agency
regulations, tightened as the sky
got more crowded, now require
at least 40 flying hours for a
private license, plus a tough
written test, plus an "oral" exam
and a local and cross-country
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Recent expansion of the GI
Bill also has brought flight
training w i t h i n t h e r e a c h o f
another l a r g e g r o u p . . . y o u n g
veterans f o r w h o m V A w i l l
finance flight training if they are
PHOENIX, Ariz.-While pushing the throttles to maximum power
serious about going on to a
Maj. Joseph Kirby eyed the instrument paners assorted gauges, dials
commercial rating.
and lights for the slightest indication of pending trouble. All looked
What this means in terms of
AF's future pilot problems is not
good for the routine flight to Adington, Tex. As the twin-engine
c o v e r e d i n A I A ' s s t u d y. I t c o u l d HU-16 Albatross rumbled down the runway and climbed to cruising
have a mixed impact.
altitude, leaving behind a myriad
Following navigator Maj.
An increase in civilian
of night lights of this resort spa,
t r a i n i n g t o t h e c o m m e r c i a l p i l o t the major's 12 passengers settled
Paul Gonneman's guidance
l e v e l c o u l d r e d u c e t h e fl o w o f back for the scheduled two-hour
concerning location Major Kirby
military pilots to the airlines.
brought the airplane through
However, the growing
heavy cloud cover to a clearing
Five of the passengers were
number of medium-sized
directly over Roosevelt Lake, 40
Arizona Civil Air Patrol senior
executive type aircraft, many of
miles northeast of Phoenix.
members heading for the
them in the 500 mph jet class,
Fate and professional
Southwest Region Conference in
will open new jobs to pilots who
airmanship were in the cockpit
Arlington. The other seven were
as Major Kirby prepared to bring
hold commercial tickets.
Air Force reservists.
For the military in general,
The first 30 minutes of flight t h e H U - 1 6 i n f o r a d e a d s t i c k
the predicted boom in general
landing on the lake.
gave little insight to the
aviation also has both happy and i m p e n d i n g e m e r g e n c y t h a t w a s
D e s p i t e t h e f o u l w e a t h e r,
sinister implications. Any
rough water and two powerless
to surely make this a "night to
engines, Major Kirby eased the
increase in the use of the air
amphibian down for a near
development of new facilities,
perfect water landing. No one
Albatross, an amphibian type
safety equipment and traffic
was hurt.
aircraft used by the Aerospace
handling systems from which all
Rescue and Recovery Service of
Major Kirby termed the hairy
users benefit. This also means a t h e M i l i t a r y A i r l i f t C o m m a n d ,
situation this way:
large civilian fleet and pilot
was at 13,000 feet when a
corps would be a useful back-up malfunctioning generator caused
' Te e h a d c l o s e c a l l s b e f o r e ,
to the military in a major war.
but those were in Vietnam. In all
a fire on the starboard engine.
The U.S. made good use of
my years of flying I have never
Major Kirby, a seasoned flier
p r i v a t e p l a n e s a n d fl i e r s i n Wa r
been in a twin-engine plane
with more than 2,000 flying
II. Now, with more pilots
when both engines quit .... the
hours in rescue missions in odds must be a million to one
commercial-qualified and more
Vietnam, c a l m l y p u s h e d t h e a g a i n s t t h i s t h i n g f r o m
multi-engine jets, general
b u t t o n t o feather the propeller
aviation could take on a major
of the burning engine. A pilot
war-time mission.
"And at least 10 million to
with the 302nd Aerospace one of it happening to an
On the gloomier side, the
R e s c u e a n d R e c o v e r y S q d n . a t amphibian over a lake in a desert
civilian progress means further L u k e , M a j o r K i r q y h a d n o
crowding in the sky, congestion
alternative but to abort his flight
around airports and competition
and attempt to return to base.
in the traffic pattern. The
After making a 180-degree
military still has sanctuary at
turn with the HU-16, he put the
and around its own bases but no p l a n e o n i n s t r u m e n t a p p r o a c h .
longer enjoys an open range
Bucking head winds of near
elsewhere. AF pilots can expect
gale-force, the aircraft's left
m o r e a n d m o r e c o m p a n y a l o f t engine began to sputter and lose
and probably more restrictions
on military traffic which once
"May Day! May Day!" Major
had top priority.
Kirby chanted as he notified the
If the full meaning of the
L u k e C o n t r o l ' r o w e r. A c r a s h
aerial population explosion is l a n d i n g w a s i m m i n e n t , b u t
s t i l l u n c l e a r, o n e t h i n g s e e m s w h e r e ? T h e q u e s t i o n t a x e d h i s
certann: general aviation is here thoughts.

Vietnam Rescue Veteran
Performs 'Safe Landing'
In Crippled Amphibian

M A K E T V D E B U T- - K a n s a s
CAP Wing personnel appeared
recently on Wichita KTVH
"Community Window"
morning show to explain the
unit's search and rescue role
to KTVH Moderator Joe
Hardy (right). Before the
cameras (from left) are C/Lt.
Wayne B. Rowland; C/Capts.
Bradley S. Bryant; Gregg W.
E t t e r ; C / L t . D e b b i e Te r h u n e ,
a n d M a j . H a r o l d Te r h u n e ,
CAP, wing deputy for cadets.

Wing Leads
M C C H O R D A F B ,
Wash.--The Washington Wing of
Civil Air Patrol was cited for its
professionalism and scored 99
p e r c e n t i n t h e A i r
Force-conducted annual search
and rescue test recently here.
This is the sixth consecutive
y e a r, t h e w i n g h a s p a c e d
competition in the race for
Pacific Region SARTEST
t r o p h y.
More t h a n 1 6 0 s e n i o r
and cadets were
evaluated on their effectiveness
by an Air Force team when the
SARTEST got under way at
C a m p Yo u n g , S h e l t o n , Wa s h . ,
the wing's
field training
Under the direction of Lt.
C o l . W i l l i a m H . H a m i l t o n , C A P,
wing deputy for operations, the
unit launched 18 aircraft on 41
sorties for a total of 75 flying
Imurs during a simulated search
for a downed Mooney Mark 21

Iowa Pilots Take School
Tests to Standardization
per formance, c o n t r o l l e d a n d
what is believed to be the first
uncontrolled airspace; search
program of its kind by which
and rescue
operations and
Civil Air Patrol pilots can meet
requirements of the new
Some 22 Civil Air Patrol
standardization and evaluation pilots signed
for proficiency
regulation, pilots of Iowa Wing flight checks m i d - w a y i n t h e
r e c e n t l y a t t e n d e d a t w o - d a y course. Eleven p i l o t e x a m i n e r s
ground and flight proficiency
and flight school instructors
school at Boone, Iowa.
.donated their flying talents to
C a p t . C . A . M a r t i n e a u , C A P, .test the skill of the CAP pilots in
deputy wing commander and
the area.
Lowell Sandquist, Des Moines,
The flight proficiency
G e n e r a l Av i a t i o n D i s t r i c t O f fi c e
program was so successful this
o f t h e FA A , c o n d u c t e d t h e
year that the Wing plans to run
course. Subjects covered
i t a n n u a l l y, C i v i l A i r P a t r o l
included aircraft accident
officials annourtced .........
p r e v e ~ t.i. o n .~ .-a.i, re r a f t

CADETS HONORED-The Gen. Cad A. Spaatz educational
achievement award is presented to C/Col. Ramon L. Benedetto
(left), Philadelphia Group 90 and C/Maj. Richard B. Smith of
Duncansville, Pa., at the annual Pennsylvania Wing's Ranger
awards banquet. Air Force Col. Lemuel H. McCormack, a
CAP-USAF deputy commander, presented the cadets the
award at the reception for 400 wing members and their guests
recmztly at Holiday inn.West at,Allehtown, Pa:



JUNE, 1969

Two Montgomerians
Assigned To National

Bayou City Cadet
Named For Academy

MAXWELL AFB, Ala.-Two Montgomery men, a lawyer and an
employe of the U. S. Post Office, have been assisting Headquarters,
Civil Air PatroI-USAF, here at Maxwell in carrying out one of its
missions-directing the aerospace education program of Civil Patrol.
The Post Office employe is Lester M. Mack. The lawyer is

H O U S TO N , Te x a s - - C i v i l A i r
Patrol C/WO Brian Jones of the
Bayou City Comp. Sq. recently
has received an appointment to
the United States Air Force
Academy at Colorado Springs,
C o l o . T h e s o n o f M r. a n d M r s .
Ernest Jones of 4835 Jason St.,
B a y o u C i t y, w i l l r e p o r t t o t h e
Academy this month to begin
intensive leadership training.
After graduating from the
Academy he hopes to enter
flight training and become a
fighter pilot in the United States
Air Force.
He received the {appointment
after going through a

Lawrence H. Kloess Jr. Both are
members of the U. S. Air Force
Reserve, serving a tqur of active
duty here.
Mack is a lieutenant colonel
and has been a Reservist for 27
years. Kloess is a captain and has
been a Reservist for 15 years.
Colonel Mack is a native of
Ooncord, N. H., and a graduate
of the high school there. He
served in World War II as a pilot,
flying C-46 and C-47 aircraR in
New Guinea in a trooper carrier
He has been with the Post
Office Department for two
years. Prior to that he was
division manager at Sears,
R o e b u c k s t o r e i n M o n t g o m e r y.
During his tour of active
duty here, he has assisted in
planning details of CAP's annual
staff college for senior members.
The college is scheduled in
August at Maxwell's Air
Although Montgomery is a
nice town, his favorite amqition,
he says, is to make one more
move--to Naples, Fla., a small
town which he says he loves.
Captain Kloess served during
Wo r l d Wa r I I i n t h e U . S . N a v y
amphibious forces, having
enlisted at the age of 17. He
,participated in the landing at
Okinawa, served in Leyte Gulf,
and in the Philippine liberation.
A t t h e e n d o f t h e w a r, h e
helped ferry Nationalist Chinese
troops to the Northern Chinese
provinces where they were
opposing Communist forces. He
also participated in landing
operations in Korea immediately
a f t e r t h e w a r, c l e a n i n g o u t t h e
last of Japanese forces there.
A f t e r t h e w a r, C a p t a i n
K l o e s s , a n a t i v e o f N e w Yo r k
state, completed his education,
earning a law degree--and an Air
Force commission through

ROTC--at the University of
, tt present he is a lawyer for
t h e Ve t e r a n s A d m i n i s t r a t i o n .
During his active duty tour here,
he served on the Scholarship
Selection Committee engaged in
selecting winners of more than
50 Civil Air Patrol scholarships
and grants worth thousands of


competitive examination given
by U.S. Senator John Tower. He
has a 3.7 grade average at
Bellaire Senior High School and
is a member of the National
Honor Society.
In addition to his knowledge
of foreign languages, Cadet
Jones primary interests are Civil
Air Patrol and athletic events.
He is the Bayou City Color
Guard's and Bayou City
Squadron's Drill team deputy
commander; a member of the
Bellaire Senior High School City
Championship swim team which
placed fifth in the state swim




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