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Gen. Ryan Pledges Continued USAF Support
NEW ORLEANS--Election of
the chairman of the National
Board. briefings by Civil Air
Patrol and Air Force leaders, and
a forceful speech by the chief of
staff of the U.S. Air Force
highlighted the annual meeting
here last month of CAP's

National Board.
Brig. Gen. F. Ward Reilly was
elected chairman of the National
B o a r d f o r a s e c o n d y e a r. T h e
C h a t t a n o o g a , Te n n . ,
businessman began his term as
chairman in 1968, succeeding

B r i g . G e n . Ly l e W. C a s t l e o f
Cincinnati, Ohio.
Gen. "John D. Ryan, Air
Force chief of staff, was the
main speaker at the conference
banquet, attended by more than
500 CAP and Air Force leaders
and distinguished civilian guests.


1 VOL. 1, NO. 1!

General Ryan praised the work
of the Air Force auxiliary and
pledged continued Air Force
support to the maximum extent
While recognizing the fact
that the Air Force is now in a
period of austerity, he promised
continued Air Force support for
such CAP-sponsored programs as
the International Air Cadet
Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis,
newly-appointed National
C o m m a n d e r, w a s i n t r o d u c e d t o
the National Board. He reviewed
the organization's membership,
manning by Air Force personnel
assigned to CAP, and 1968-1969
search and rescue operations.
At the conference, three
members of the Mississippi Wing
were cited for valor during this
year's Hurricane Camille.

They were Majs. John L.!
Elliott of Long Beach, and
Clarence H. Checkley of Ocean
Springs, and Capt. David P.!
Caldwell of Moss Point.!
Maj. Elliott served as mission
commander and coordinator of
emergency service activities
shortly after the storm hit the
Mississippi coastline. He was cited
for outstanding courage and
concern for the injured in the
stricken area and was credited
with having persuaded a man from
taking his own life and that of his
wife after their home had been
leveled by the massive hurricane.!
Elliott was awarded the Silver
Medal of Valor.!
Checkley and Caldwell received
the Bronze Medal of Valor in
recognition of their (Continued on
page 5}

Biggers Named
Airman of Year
R a l p h W. B i g g e r s , 3 9 , a n d a
veteran of more than 17 years
service, has been named
CAP-USAF Outstanding Airman
of ! 970.
A three-man selection
committee gave Sergeant
Biggers, noncommissioned
officer in charge of CAP-USAF
radio operations here. the
winning nod over two other
sergeants. Thoy were MSgts.
John R. Cencich of the Michigan
Wing and Reuben J. Smith of
the Colorado Wing.
Nativeof Pineville
Biggers, a native of Pineville,
N.C., who joined National
Headquarters CAP-USAF in
August 1968, now becomes
eligible to compete for the
Headquarters Command, USAF,

Downed Air Ambulance Found
In Three Hours By Arizona
PHOENIX, Ariz.--Three
hours and 17 minutes after first
light and first takeoff, plus some
pinpoint accurate route

Christmas Message Members of
the Civil Air Patrol can look with
pride upon the year that is
drawing to a close as one of the
most productive years for our
organization. Because of this
progress, each member can also
feel a sense of accomplishment
on a more personal level
because of the part he played in
bringing it about.!
It is a pleasure for me to !
send each of you best wishes for
this holiday season. On behalf of
the National Board ~!
and the National Executive
Committee of Civil Air Patrol, I
wish you all a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year.!
F. WARD REILLY Brig. Gen.,
CAP, Chairman, National Board

searching, was all it took for the
Arizona wing to locate a downed
air ambulance near here, Nov. 8.!
The alert came down late the
previous evening from Western Air
Rescue and Recovery Center,
Hamilton AFB, Calif.!
Instructions were to search for a
white and turquoise Beechcraft
Bonanza, overdue on what should
have been little more than a one
hour flight between Parker, on the
Colorado River, and Phoenix, the
state capitol.!
Three persons were reported
aboard the aircraft; pilot Richard
McLeroy, manager of the Parker
Municipal Airport and retired Air
Force officer with more than
13,000 flying hours, patient Mrs.
Gladys Goich and her husband
Manny. Mrs.!
Goich was reported to have been
suffering from "oversedation" and
on her doctor's orders was being
airlifted to a Phoenix hospital.!
The aircraft left Parker at 7:25
p.m., Nov. 7, and II minutes later,
pilot McLeroy radioed Phoenix
FSS and filed (Continued on page
16) t

A i r m a n o f t h e Ye a r a w a r d . T h a t
winner will join outstanding
airmen representing the other
major air commands as guests of
the Air Force Association at its
annual gathering late next year.

D e l a w a r e W i n g c o m m a n d e r, r e c e i v e s a p l a q u e a f t e r b e i n g
named the outstanding wing commander in Civil Air Patrol for
1 9 6 9 . B r i g . G e n . F. Wa r d R e i l l y, w h o w a s e l e c t e d n a t i o n a l
board chairman for the second consecutive year, presented the
plaque and a $500 award to Colonel Morse at a ceremony at
the annual meeting of the national board at New Orleans, La.
(U.S. Air Force Photo)

California Wing Spearheads
Christmas Drive for Indians

MAXWELL AFB, Ala.-Christmas 1969 will arrive early for
numerous Indian tribes and reservations in Arizona, California and
T h e N o r t h C a r o l i n i a n w a s South Dakota, thanks to a small band of California Civil Air Patrol
c i t e d f o r h i s g e t t i n g h a r d - t o - g e t members who have been spearheading a move to collect 50 tons of
radio equipment, overseeing the f o o d , c l o t h i n g a n d t o y s i n a n e ff o r t t o r e m e m b e r t h e " f o r g o t t e n
i n s t a l l a t i o n o f t r a n s m i t t e r s a n d Americans."
receivers at the radio site at
A i r l i f t o f c o n t r i b u t i o n w i l l Season’s Greetings !
Maxwell, and the fabrication of
b e g i n D e c . 1 4 f r o m M o f f e t t Born in turmoil, dedicated to
parts otherwise not available
Field, Calif., with designated
through Air Force supply
stops at Yuma, Tucson, Phoenix, the needs of humanity-Civil
channels. Much of Biggers'
W i n s l o w , a l l i n A r i z o n a , a n d Air Patrol adds its 28th ~!
off-duty time was devoted to the
Pierre, S.D. Contributions will
candle to its birthday cake on
restoration of radio equipment
be trucked to California.
that had been discarded by the
C o n t i n u i n g a n e f f o r t w h i c h the eve of the approaching
began last year and netted more holiday season. My staff joins
Air Force.
than 14 tons for needy Indians,
Liaison NCO
m e m b e r s o f C A P P e n i n s u l a me in wishing all members of!
Cencich, 35, a native of
Group Two are again keying the Civil Air Patrol and their
C e n t e r L i n e , M i c h . , i s t h e 1969 effort.
families----a joyous Christmas
Michigan Wing Liaison NCO, a
Capt. John Layne, project
job he assumed in April 1968.
director, said that three days had and a Happy New Year—a
been set aside in November for year dedicated to world
Smith, of Winter Haven, Fla.,
each child in the Santa Clara
is the administrative supervisor
peace and perpetuation of
for the Colorado Wing. He's 39 County School System to bring
i n o n e c a n o f f o o d . A b o u t CAP's ideals in service to the
and a veteran of more than 19
3 0 0 , 0 0 0 c a n g o o d s w e r e community and to the!
years service. Smith first joined
the CAP organization in
D i s t r i b u t i o n i n C a l i f o r n i a i s nation.!
February 1966.
b e i n g h a n d l e d b y s t a t e C i v i l A i r RICHARD N. ELLIS Brigadier
Patrol members; while Capt.
The two runners-up received
l e t t e r s o f c o m m e n d a t i o n f r o m M a r s h a l l B o n d s i s c o o r d i n a t i n g General, USAF National
M a j . G e n . Wa l t e r B . P u t n a m ,
d e l i v e r y a s p e c t s o f t h e d r i v e i n Commander
Arizona with Wings of Christ
then national commander of the
and the Arizona National Guard.
Civil Air Patrol.

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Cadet News Briefs
New Britain Wins Drill Meet

NEWINGTON, Conn.--The New Britain Cadet Squadron of the!
Connecticut Wing captured first place honors in the male section of!
the wing drill competition recently. This is the ninth time in the!
squadron's 16-year history the unit has won the title.!
Members of the winning team were Cadet Lt. Col. H. Foy,!
commander, C/Capts. Gary R. Fiedler, Edward W. Raineault,!
Thomas A. Sasauskas, C/2d Lt. Dean Yankauskas, CWO Timothy!
Darigis, C/MSgt. Brad Parsons, C/TSgt. Robert McCabe, C/SSgt. Peter Jasinski, C/Sgts. Kenneth Lawton, David Lawton, Leonard!
Rak and Leonard Szubowicz.!

Land Unit Active at Games

ASHLAND, Ore.--The Ashland Squadron cadets have been engaged in flagraising ceremonies at all Southern Oregon College and Ashland Senior High
School home football games, announced Maj. John J. Cady, unit
"In addition to volunteering for this duty," said Cady, "they have also served
as color guards for the Southern Oregon College Homecoming Parade and
marched in the Veteran's Day Parade through Medord where they entered a
marching unit and three CAP vehicles in addition to the color guard."!
(!olor guard members were Jeff Peterson, Hugh F. Simpson, Greg LaVelle,
John Page, Victor Baratti, Allen Bobbett, Biilie Cash, Steve Myott and Mike

Two Cadets Earn SAR Trophies BOTHELL, Wash.--Two Bothell Cadets,
Rose Lamoureux and Kathy Rapp won trophies as the outstanding girl
cadets in search and rescue after they were tested at Camp Young,
Shelton, Wash.!
The squadron took part in a simulated search and rescue mission in
October at Martha Lake and in November received an orientation flight
in an Air Force aircraft from MeChord AFB. Other Squadron activities
included weekend training at Camp Young and transportation assistance
to officials of Scandanavian Festival.

Patrol 2d Lt. Andrew Medler (right) a former cadet!
colonel in the New York Wing takes the oath of allegiance on being selected for the Air Force Officers
Training School under a new Civil Air Patrol program. Officiating at the ceremony and administering the
oath is 1st. Lt. John Furl, USA of the Armed Forces Entrance and Examining Service, Syracuse, NY.

Medler One of Three to Enter OTS
Under New Civil Air Patrol Program

MATTYDALE, N.Y.--Second Lt.
Andrew P. Medler has been
Twenty Complete Red Cross Course !
selected to attend the Air Force
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.--Twenty members of the Weir Cook Cadet
Officers' Training School (OTS) at
i:iiii!~iiii:i:~ :~i: :::~.: iiii:!:i:!:!:::i!:+~!
! i :il ii~i i::!!i;i!i ::: i :i! :i~!
:::::;:!~i~i ~i!!i:! :~i: Lackland AFB, Texas. The 21-yearSquadron completed the AmericansRed Cross Advanced First Aid Course
here in October and received their ARC certificates on graduation.!
old LeMoyne College graduate is
The course was conducted at the squadron headquarters at !
one of the first three Civil Air Patrol
Weir-Cook Municipal Airport by Bob Thomas of the ARC's Marion County
members in the nation to be
Chapter. Six weeks of instruction were given to the cadets 'i:~ and senior
selected for OTS under a new CAP
members during the course. All had previously attended the basic first aid
course, said First Lt. Harold Bligan, unit commander.
He is the son of SMSgt. and Mrs.
Lawrence Medler. Sergeant Medler,
a 30-year service veteran, is now
with the Headquarters, Vietnam
Cadet Elected Council Adjutant!
Regional Exchange.!
BETHESDA, Md.--Cadet 1st Lt. Lorita Hall of the BethesdaA former cadet colonel, Medler was
Chevy Chase Cadet Squadron was named adjutant to the
a member of the North Syracuse
Maryland Wing Advisorys Council. She is to assume her new
Cadet Squadron of the New York
post, Jan. 1.
Wing. He joined the organization
when he was in Honolulu, Hawaii.
There he received the superior
debating award. He completed high
school at the Christian Brothers
Academy, Syracuse, N.Y., received
an Air Force Aid $500 grant and the
NEW ORLEANS, La.-The president of Mack Trucks Inc. joined a
New York State Scholar!
star-packed list of dignitaries attending the annual National
Incentive award for $200.!
Board banquet, Nov. 22, in the main ballroom of the
Medler participated in the 1967
Fontainebleau Motor Hotel here.
International Air Cadet Exchange
99ers Hear Talk About CAP
: r
and visited Great Britain. He also
Zenon C. R. Hansen, chairman of
li i
was the commander of more than
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.--Members the board and president of Mack
300 cadets during the 1967 and
Trucks Inc.!
of the local chapter of the 99ers,
1968 New York Wing summer
since 1965, was honored before a
famed organization of women
encampments at Griffis AFB, N.Y.
talk by Gen. John Ryan, Air Force
pilots, heard about Civil Air
chief of staff and received a Civil
and the assistant cadet
Patrol's air search and rescue
Air Patrol certificate of
COMMENDED-Zenon C. R. Hansen, chairman of the board
commander at the 1969
and emergency services
appreciation from Brig. Gen.!
and president of Mack Trucks Inc. receives a Civil Air Patrol
encampment. He also earned the
operations recently at the Hilton Richard N. Ellis, newly named
certificate of appreciation during the recently concluded
Spaatz award for his leadership
Inn at Weir-Cook Airport.!
national commander.!
National Board meeting here. The presentation was made by
abilities and aerospace education
"Members of the 99ers
General Ellis commended Hansen
Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis, National Commander of Civil Air
participate in the annual Powder for his initiative in proposing a new
Patrol. Seated is Theodore C. Marrs, deputy for reserve affairs,
He was appointed the chairman of
Puff Derby and several of these CAP membership category to
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for
the Syracuse Group Cadet
ladies began their flying careers attract corporate and industrial
Manpower and Reserve Affairs.
Advisory Council in 1967 and was
affiliation with Civil Air Patrol.!
as members of the Women's
named chairman of the wing cadet
More than 500 management
Auxiliary Service Pilots
executives representing Civil Air
advisory council in 1968. He held
(WASPS) of World War II.!
Boyertown Sq uadron i n Parade
Patrol units from throughout the
both positions until he became a
Maj. Patrick DeCallier,
United States and Puerto Rico
senior member this year.!
Indianapolis Group V
heard General Ryan give the
BOYERTOWN, Pa.--The General Carl A. Spaatz Squadron 807 at After graduating from the officers
headquarters operations officer, evening's keynote address.
Boyertown, Pa. entered a float and presented a marching unit in the training school, Medler will be
addressed the ladies at their
annual Halloween Day parade here. "It was the largest turnout of commissioned a second lieutenant
regular business meeting.
s p e c t a t o r s ! n . m a n y y e a r s , " o f fi c i a l s d i ~ . l . . o s e d . . . . . . . . . . . . . .in the Air Force Reserves and
attend navigator training.

Mack Truck's President
At National Board Meeting

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Spatial Disorientation
Causes Pilot's Trouble
Here's an article on light
plane spatial disorientation. If it
happens, get on the gauges and
know how to use them.

Disorientation continues to
be a subtle menace that sneaks
up on a pilot and does its dirty
work when he least expects it.
Frequently it accompanies other
problems--or results from
them--when the pilot is busy
coping with some emergency.
Seldom do pilots deliberately
set up a situation where
disorientation is almost
inevitable, but the following
account of an accident indicates
that this was the case. Briefly
this is what happened.
A Forward Air Controller
(FAC) took off in an O-1 (L-19)
on a pre-dawn mission with
visibility estimated at one-fourth
to one-half mile in ground fog.
Rather than use bean bag
runway lights, he had a sergeant
place a jeep at one end of the
runway with its lights pointing
toward the aircraft. The pilot
started takeoff from what he
estimated to be 1500 feet from
the, departure end. He said he
thought the roll was unusually
long, but he got airborne and
passed the jeep at an altitude he
estimated at 25 to 50 feet. The
aircraft seemed tail heavy and he
felt that it was not developing
full power. The aircraft hit the
ground about 400 feet past the
end of the runway. Both the
pilot and observer were
Now to fill in some of the
Facility: This Southeast
Asian field has a. 3400 foot
runway made of hard clay and
crushed rock. There are no
runway lights but bean bags
were available.
Weather: Visibility has been
stated. The wind was calm.
There were no weather

America's A ce Joins

forecasting facilities but a base
20 miles away reported
temperature of 25 degrees C and
dew point 23 degrees C.
The aircraft: The engine
checked okay during runup with ~¢-'-'~~
a 60-70 rpm drop on each
" ..........
mag--normal for the engine.
After the accident the engine ran
perfectly and all evidence
indicated it was performing
Colonel Gabreski
normally during the takeoff.
S y s t e m s : A l l systems
apparently were w o r k i n g
satisfacto rily.
The pilot: Although histotal B U O I I X Cad(,! Earns
flying time was not high, he was
consistently ratedasanexcellent
~ | i | c h c l ] A w a r d
pilot and FAC. He had been in
the theater for about seven
BRONX, N.Y.--Assemblyman
months, had flown about 600
Robert Abrams of the 81st AD
hours as a FAC and had been
and Boro President elect,
flying nearly every day. He had recently presented the Gen. Billy
been at this field for a week and
Mitchell award to Cadet Carlos
was making his first night
Alonso of Bronx Squadron III at
takeoff there. He was in good ceremonies here.
Cadet Alonso earned the
What was it that caused an
certificate for completing more
excellent pilot flying a normally than two years of training in the
operating aircraft of a type with cadet program which included
which he was thoroughly
examinations in Phase
familiar to crash on takeoff?. The I - - O r i e n t a t i o n a n d P h a s e
mechanics of this accident are
II--Aerospace Leadership. The
rather clear. This was not an
Aerospace leadership phase of
instrument takeoff despite the t r a i n i n g c o n s i s t e d o f s i x
darkness, poor visibility and competitive achievements in
makeshift lighting. The pilot
various areas of aviation
took off with head out of the
education, military leadership,
cockpit, looking for a visible cue
physical fitness and moral
and flying by the seat of his



PA'G'E; 3'

Unit Sponsor Committee
F A R M I N G D A L E ,
N.Y.--America's top living "Air
Ace" Col. Francis S. Gabreski
has accepted membership on the
Unit Sponsor Committee of
Nassau Composite Squadron
Five, Farmingdale-Bethpage,
New York. Now retired from the
Air Force, Colonel Gabreski is
t he D irector of Public
Affairs-Aeronautics for
Grumman Aerospace
Corporation. He joins a group of
distinguished community
citizens who have agreed to
participate on the Sponsor
During his tour of duty in
England in World War II,
Colonel Gabreski compiled a
total of 166 combat missions
with 500 combat hours, during
which he was credited with
destroying 28 enemy aircraft in
the air and three on the ground,
In July 1944, he was shot down
over enemy territory and
became a prisoner of war until
May 1945.
In April 1947, Colonel
Gabreski was recalled to service
and after several assignments was
appointed Commander of the
51st Fighter Interceptor Wing in
Korea. On April 1, 1952, he
became this country's eighth
"jet" ace. Before returning to
the states in June 1952, he shot
down another MIG to bring his


Grim Reaper Alert to Careless Motorists
How many names of men,
women and children, drivers and
pedestrians, the careless and
innocent alike will be added to
the Grim Reaper's record of
d e a t h , i n j u r y, a n d s u ff e r i n g
during the forthcoming holiday
These names are usually
added despite the pleadings and
warning of those who try in vain
to halt the carnage of highway
fatalities. For those who
recognize the evil and battle it
with the few weapons at their

PLAN YOUR TRIP . . . Select your
routes in advance to avoid confusion
and save time. Make sure your car
and ds t*res, lights, windshield
wipers and brakes are in good


DON'T TAILGATE . . . Never travel
too closely to the vehicle ahead of
you, Keep a respectable distance
away from other cars. If a vehicle
stops suddenly in front of you. this
extra distance could prevent an

USE SEAT BELTS . They are vital
"life belts” for you and your loved
ones, and could save your lives or!
prevent serious injuries in case of

command, the struggle often
seems a hopeless one.!
Since the first automobile chugged
noisily down cobblestone streets,
more have died on the highways
than on our nation's battlefields.
More have been injured than in all
the world's wars combined.!
It is apparent that despite the
statistical lists, the courtroom
scenes, the newspaper headlines,
and the spotlight of publicity, we
continue to ignore this great

The winter season poses many problems for Civil Air Patrol
personnel in both ground and flight operations.!
It is not only a command responsibility but an individual
responsibility to take every action possible to reduce
accident potentials. As a minimum, the following basic steps
should be taken to prevent ground and air accidents and to
minimize damage and/or injury if an accident does occur.!
1. Insure that any equipment or vehicle used is in good
mechanical condition and that it is equipped to cope with
existing forecasted weather conditions.!
2. Insure that ground vehicles and aircraft are equipped with
sufficient emergency rations and survival gear for the worst
possible situation.!
3. Insure that vehicle and aircraft operators are proficient in
the operation of their equipment.!
4. Commanders should establish operational procedures to
insure adequate control of ground vehicles and aircraft to
preclude hazardous operations when the urgency of the
mission does not warrant such activities. Particular attention
should be given to operational control of ground vehicles
and aircraft during periods of high cross winds, while roads
and runway surfaces are covered with ice or snow. ,and
during periods of low ceilings and visibility conditions
associated with winter weather.!
Remember, it takes a little more planning and a little more
supervision of outdoor activities during the winter months,
Keep your units safety record clean,

and needless waste of human
resources and material values.!
What is the solution to this
national disgrace'? Obviously, no
one has found it to date.!
Statistics, pledges, and slogans
have had little apparent effect on
the American public.!
None of these have brought about
lasting awareness of the
needles~s waste of lives and the
untold suffering. Each year, more
and more of us heedlessly forget
or intentionally disregard tile
messages of our safety experts.!
Only through an awareness of the
destructive power of the modern
automobile and only through the
desire of each of us to keep our
good names from the pages of the
Grim Reaper's record of death will
we begin to lower the deadly toll
and make our highways safe
avenues of commerce and
pleasure for all.!
Why don't YOU make a
determined, personal commitment
to greater care and survive the
hazards of our highways during
the holiday season.!

Civil Air Patrol
Is A Proud
Wear Your Uniform
Proudly, Too!

total in Korea to 6%.
Co Ionel Gabreski has
accumulated several thousand
hours of total flying time with
4,000 hours of this jet time. He
is credited with destroying 34.5
enemy aircraft.
Colonel Gabreski has earned
many decorations among which
are the Distinguished Service
Medal and Distinguished Flying
Cross with 12 Oak Leaf clusters.
Other members of the
contmittee for the squadron
include: Irving Mark, presently,
the Executive Officer of the
F e d e r a l A v i a t io n
Administration, Eastern Region.
A resident of Farmingdale, Mark
served with the Ninth Air Force
Command in Europe during
World War II.
"Buddy" Mazzara also a
veteran of World War II and
former Infantry officer has been
a strong advocate of CAP in the
Bethpage community.
A former member of the
F a r m i n g d a l e Yo u t h B o a r d ,
Myron Weinstock, and father of
two CAP cadets was the fourth
person appointed.
Rounding out the sponsor
group is Arthur Samet of
Plainview. A Senior Systems
Engineer and head of Structural
Te s t i n g a t F a i r c h i l d / H i l l e r
Republic Aviation Division,
Farmingdale, Mr. Samet is a
member of the National
Aerospace Education Council.
He is also the leader of the

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Chairman ~ Comments

From the national cammander

Support Reaffirmed
by Brig. Richard N. Ellis !
The 1969 annual meeting of Civil Air Patrol's National Board has
just been concluded in New Orleans. It was a busy and effective
This was the first time that ! have seen the "management" of CAP
gathered in one place and I was impressed with the interest and
dedication of those present. Reportedly, this meeting was the best
attended of any in history and 1 am gratified that it was so well
received and at the part which everyone played in helping make it
a success.!
For those of you who were not present, I can!
report that the remarks of General John D. Ryan,!
Air Force Chief of Staff, who spoke at the!
banquet, were well-received, too. He had words of praise for the
organization-and other serious!
thoughts, as well. The things he had to say made!
sense. But, he eased a lot of minds when he said,!
"I reaffirm my support for the ciVil Air Patrol as!
official auxiliary of the Air Force."!
it's nice to know that we have this kind of support at high level.!
On the other hand, the Chief of Staff gave little encouragement to
CAP so far as expecting any increase in Air Force support is
concerned. He noted that the Air Force has cut back many of its
programs because of budgetary limitations, adding that anything
which does not contribute directly to the defense of the nation will
be a candidate for further cost-cutting. "We can look forward to a
period of austerity," he advised.!
General Ryan emphasized that the people in Headquarters
Command and the Air Staff are fully aware of CAP's current
problems and future and said, "Many of your problems are
identical to our own" Obsolescent aircraft, shortages of equipment
and dwindling manpower."!
I believe that thoughtful people in CAP already know all this. In
many respects it is nothing new. Even in the days of World War II,
when the nation did the things and spent the money necessary to
survive, CAP found it necessary to "get by" and "make do." We
will, of course, survive!
the present-and ! might add, temporary -limitations.!
The Chief of Staff was encouraging, too, in his assurance of
support of lACE and personnel requirements of CAP-USAF and
generous in praise of CAP's disaster efforts, its work with youth, its
educational endeavors, and its support of Air Force objectives.!
We all recognize that we do, indeed, face "'a period of austerity,"
but we will plan ahead, setting realistic, long-range goals, growing
not by leaps and bounds but, as General Ryan said, "inch by inch."
In the final analysis, that is one of the best, and most lasting, ways
to grow-slowly but surely.!
As we conclude 28 years of growth and celebrate our anniversary,
begiuning a 29th year of service to the nation, I promise you, as
National Commander of this great organization, that I shall do my
best to help it achieve a real-and permanent-growth.


# ~ # ~ USAF AUXILIARY ~~ ~ ~
N a t i o n a l C o m m a n d e r . . . . . . . . . . . . Brig. Gen. Richard N, klhs. LISA[N a t i o n a l B o a r d C h a i r m a n . . . . . . . . . . . E{ti.q. Gen. F Wahd F;Pitl,~, CAP
D i r e c t o r o f I n f o r m a t i o n . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lt. Col..JohnW Mille[, USAF
C h i e f , I n t e r n a l I n f o r m a t i o n . . . . . C a p t . M e r v y n E . R o b e r t s , . I r. , U S A F
E d i t o r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . " l ' S g t . J o h n J . Ly o n s . U S A F

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D: ¢,-,mlacr, 1969

Thought For
by Chaplain (Lt. Col.),
Vincent Merfeldt
It would appear that
everybody is urged "to do his
o w n t h i n g " t o d a y. W h a t
formerly was sin is now "in."
Old standards of morality appear
to be obsolete. Man is now a
"law unto himself."
God is no louger in charge of
things and man is accountable to
no one. Man's whole objective
seems to be tile pursuit ,)f
pleasure, which he can obtain by
means of the almighty dollar, by
pushing a button, by flicking a
switch or by swallowing a pill.
And if h,~, is confronted with
a seemingly insurmountable
obstacle such as the Vietnam
conflict or an incurable disease,
he is urged to
turn his back
and run instead
of facing up to
it. It is the old
story about
physical pleasure--"the more
you have, the
m o r e y o u
want"--but with
no responsibilities, no strings
Even some of our religious
leaders seem to have succumbed
to this thinking. The ultimate
pacification of the psyche now
comes from those who offer
courses in "How to Succeed in
Eternity without Really
Trying." The theme is that God
is promising everything for
nothing--just ask for it. Instead
of saying like Samuel: "Speak,
Lord, Thy servant heareth,"
some people in communing

Reflett On Our Prin(iples
by Brig. (;on. I:. ~'a,'tl Rcill)
As Civil Air Patrol observes its 28th anniversary, I think it is
worthwhile for every CAP member to pause for a moment and
reflect on the principles and purposes for which this organization
was founded.
From its very beginning to the present time the name of Civil Air
Patrol has been identified with the terms "volunteer" and
"voluntary" and these terms have become uniquely identified with
the thousands of members who comprise this public-service oriented
Webster identifies a volunteer as "one who
enters into, or offers himself for, any service of his
own free will." Webster also identifies voh|ntary as
"acting, or done, of one's own free will without
valuable consideration or legal obligation."
Certainly, these definitions typify the character
and the performance of CAP members but there is
still another underlying factor which motivates the
people who join the Civil Air Patrol.
That factor is a deep sense of personal obligation on the part of
the individual to offer him~lf in some measure of service to his
fellowman, his community and his country.
This voluntary action on the part of thousands of individuals
from every walk of life, and from one end of our nation to the
other, has been the solid foundation upon which was formed this
association of free-willed men and women which we proudly hail as
the Civil Air Patrol.
The splendid spirit of service which the CAP pioneers
demonstrated in World War II has been reflected again and again in
the ensuing years. It is reflected in the outstanding humanitarian
services which CAP performs each year on behalf of fellow
Americans afflicted by man-made or natural disaster and it is
reflected in the magnificent youth training program which CAP
conducts for its teen-age members. And, finally, it is reflected in
CAP's continuing programs to advance an understanding and
awareness of aviation and aerospace among the entire citizenry of
the nation.
! think it can be said, without fear of contradiction, that CAP has
hewed to the line of patriotic, vohmtary public-service to country,
community and youth which the founding members established as
the principal aim and objectives of this Organization.
And now, as Civil Air Patrol moves into the 70's and its 29th year
of service to the country, ! urge every member to rekindle this spirit
of voluntary service, and with renewed dedication and firm purpose,
join with me and the other members of the National Board in
striving for ever greater goals and accomplishments for CAP.
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God say: "Listen, Lord, Thv
servant speaketh." In this
surrogate world, the Maker may
not be listening, but the
fake-makers are.

Nothwithstanding this crazy,
mixed-up world, we must pause
at this time of the year to reflect
on the birth of the Prince of
Peace, that illusive objective of
peace that the world seems to be
after but finds it so impossible
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His main objective was peace of
soul and all political peace
would follow therefrom. But
man seems to think that God is
all wrong in His methods and
says that Christ has failed today,
more so than He did 2,000 years
ago. It would seem in that length
of time man ought to realize
t h a t M A N H A S FA I L E D
CHRIST and all He stood for.
Perhaps we ought to examine
ourselves and try to see how we
have failed Christ. In doing this,
it is possible that Iris abundant
blessings will be effectivtwupon
all of us and our loved ones. May
His birth and its meaning give us
courage and strength to make
peace the companion of all men
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Highlights of General Ryan's


Air Force Chief of Staff Commends CAP
For Work With Youth and Hurricane Aid
(Continued from page 1)

Speech Before National Board
...No one can question the impressive record that your
organization (Civil Air Patrol) has compiled over the past 28
years In that time the basic purpose...has remained relatively
unchanged but the scope of your activity has seen remarkable
growth. And your performance in every phase of activity is
setting new records year after year. This tells me not only that
your mission is a sound one but that your organization has the
energy and enthusiasm that are so essential in doing an
effective job.
The CAP mission and specific goals have always been
closely related to some of the basic needs of the
c o u n t r y . . . . To b o r r o w a m o d e r n e x p r e s s i o n , w h a t y o u a r e
t r y i n g t o d o i s r e l e v a n t . . . . Yo u h a v e a r e p u t a t i o n f o r a c t i o n .
...The outstanding performance of literally hundreds of
your people during Hurricane Camille a few months ago was
recognized and gratefully acknowledged. And I am certain that
CAP's contributions during and after the storm registered in
the minds of far more people than those who were direct
recipients of your assistance
You can be assured that at least one segment of American
society--the United States Air Force--understands and
appreciates the full range of Civil Air Patrol activity.
. .The Air Force is fully aware of CAP's influence on the
younger generation .... We are...impressed with the fact that
CAP activity has always been a positive force in motivating our
youth toward a life of service to their community and to the
nation ....
. . O n e o f t h e d o m i n a n t f a c t o r s t h a t w i l l a ff e c t A i r F o r c e
' s u p p o r t f o r C A P i s m o n e y - - o r, m o r e a c c u r a t e l y, t h e l a c k o f
it .... The size of our annual expenditures makes the activity
of the Armed Forces a natural Larget for cutbacks by those
who are seeking to reduce government spending ....
...The guidance we have received in regard to the
preparation of budgets for the next several years indicates that
we can look forward to an extended period of
austerity .... the Air Force in the next few years will have to
adhere to a rigid set of priorities with support of our combat
forces at the top .... All of our activities which are not directly
supporting these primary tasks will be closely examined as
candidates for further cost-cutting.
...Let me assure you that the people in Headquarters
C o m m a n d a n d t h e A i r S t a ff a r e f u l l y a w a r e o f C A P ' s c u r r e n t
problems and future needs. Actually, many of your problems
are identical to our own: obsolescent aircraft, shortages of
equipment and dwindling manpower .... As for active duty
m a n p o w e r, o u r f u l l - t i m e ~ s i s t a n c e t o C A P w i l l p r o b a b l y
remain at or near the present level until the wartime pressures
f o r p e r s o n n e l a r e r e l a x e d . . . . To s u m i t u p , w e c a n n o t
encourage CAP to expand its support ....


The award, honoring the
founder of Civil Air Patrol, is
presented to persons who have
made exceptional contributions
to aviation through Civil Air
Another award, the National
Commander's Citation, went to
L t . C o l . J o s e p h i n e M . We y e r o f
Hill City, Kans.
Seven CAP cadets received
t h e S p a a t z Aw a r d . T h e y w e r e :
D a v i d W. D u n t z , H u d s o n , N . Y. ;
P h i l i p B . B a r r , A u s t i n , Te x . ;
Lloyd Moroughan, Lanham,

efforts in rescuing and aiding in
the evacuation of many of the
stranded persons, some injured,
from flooded lowlands.
In other actions, Cadet Col.
Richard L. Delanoy Jr. of Silver
Springs, Md., was named Civil
Air Patrol Outstanding Cadet of
t h e Ye a r. A o n e - t i m e $ 5 0 0
scholastic grant accompanied the
A f r e s h m a n a t Wa k e F o r e s t
College in Salem, N.C., and
currently assigned to the
Wheaton-Silver Springs (Md.)
Cadet Sq., Delanoy holds a
p r i v a t e p i l o t l i c e n s e a n d iliiiiiili!iiiii!iiii'~
participated in the 1969 IACE.
He was selected for the honor
from 14 cadet nominees
representing 12 states.
Col. D.
Harold Byrd,
businessman of
D a l l a s , Te x . , w a s h o n o r e d a s
" S e n i o r M e m b e r o f t h e Ye a r. "
Byrd helped found CAP in 1941
and is chairman emeritus of the
o~ganization. He has been
interested in aviation for many
years and flew with CAP's
Coastal Patrol during World War
The Frank G. Brewer
M e m o r i a l A e r o s p a c e Aw a r d a n d
the Gill Robb Wilson Award
were among those presented at
the conference.
D E C O R AT F D - C a p t . M i c h a e l R y a n ( r i g h t ) , a n A i r F o r c e
T h e B r e w e r Aw a r d , h o n o r i n g
fighter pilot and former Civil Air Patrol member, receives the
the memory of a longtime
Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Force Commendation
advocate of aerospace
medal from his father Gen. John D. Ryan, Air Force Chief of
advancement, went to an
outstanding cadet, a CAP senior,
Staff. Captain Ryan earned the medals for action against the
and a group of test pilots.
enemy over Vietnam. The awards were presented at a recent
Maj. Frank J, Osterhoudt of
c e r e m o n y a t t h e P e n t a g o n , Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . ( A i r F o r c e
Lanham, Md., received the
Brewer senior award, and Cadet
Col. Bruce Newell of Frankfurt,
Ind., received the cadet award.
The Society of Experimental
Test Pilots was named winner in
the organization category.
T h e G i l l R o b b W i l s o n Aw a r d
went to Lt. Col. Charles M.
WA U K E G A N , l l l . - C a d e t E u g e n e M i t c h e l l , 1 5 , o f Z i o n , r e c e i v e d
Townsend of Wichita Falls, Tex.,
his glider pilot's wings recently after soloing in the wing's glider
Lt. Col. Gerald E. Nistal of
B u f f a l o , N , Y. , L t . C o l . G e o r g e training program here. Capt. Rudy Gasperich of Broadview pinned
the silver wings on Mitchell and congratulated him on his
A . F i e l d o f N e w Yo r k , M a j .
achievement at a ceremony here. Also attending the ceremony was
H e r b e r t E . U n g e r o f
C a p t . D i c k M o l b a c k o f Wa u k e g a n , M i t c h e l l ' s i n s t r u c t o r a n d t h e
B i n g h a m t o n , N . Y. , a n d M a j .
Waukegan-based Group 22's operations officer.
J o h n F. P r i c e o f G r a n t , M i c h .

Illinois Cadet Receives
Glider .Pilot's R ating

A Zion High School
sophomore, Cadet Mitchell has

. . . T h a t ' s t h e d i m s i d e o f t h e p i c t u r e . . . . We a r e m e e t i n g
your fund requirements for the International Air Cadet
E x c h a n g e . . . . We h a v e i n s t r u c t e d A i r F o r c e u n i t s t o s u p p o r t
CAP airlift requirements to the limit of their
a b i l i t y. . . ( b u t ) . . . a i r l i f t w i l l r e m a i n c r i t i c a l . . . . We a r. e h o l d i n g
the line on manpower authorizations for CAP support ....

been in the CAP cadet training
program nine months. As part of
the CAP aerospace education
program for cadets, fully

. . . I b e l i e v e t h a t y o u r a d o p t i o n o f t h e C A P F i v e Ye a r
Planning technique is an excellent approach toward fulfilling
your future requirements. By establishing realistic goals and
progressive milestones, you should be able to measure your
progress and make orderly adjustments when they are

qualified rated personnel
instruct youngsters, 14 through
18 years, in the glider operation.
The glider program was
selected because cadets can

We in the Air Force are pleased to note that your
organization is expanding its search for support such as
scholarship grants from non-government sources. This shows a
clear recognition by CAP of the multiple problems of
government at every level in meeting public needs ....
. .I am convinced that the overwhelming majority of our
young men and women has a greater potential for constructive
citizenship than any previous generation .... The key to
success in bringing young people to their highest level of
achievement is a special quality of leadership--the kind of
leadership that should be, and undoubtedly is, right here in
this room. We have both a challenge and an opportunity...
As a final note, I want to reaffirm my personal support for
the Civil Air Patrol ....

Md.; Richard K. Goidel,
Brooklyn, N.Y.; Peter H. Strong,
L i n d e n h u r s t , N . Y. ; W e s l e y E .
Leonard, Massapequa, N.Y.; and
Anthony Upton, Goleta, Calif.
Seven other cadets received
Falcon Awards. They were:
Frank P. Gonzales, San Antonio,
Te x . ; P a t r i c k L . R e m y, E l P a s o ,
Te x . ; B r u c e K r e l l , H a t t i e s b u r g ,
Miss.; Stephen A. Druzak,
Keesler AFB, Miss.; Robert D.
Anderson, Wilcox, Ariz.; William
J . R y a n , A l b a n y, N . Y. ; a n d L e o
P. Quill, Wilmington, Del.

begin their training at 13 years
of age and solo at 14, after
completing flight instruction.
A q u a l i fi e d fl i g h t i n s t r u c t o r,
Captain Gasperich was the
tow-plane pilot during the
course. Three of the Group's
squadrons are participating in
P R O C L A M AT I O N S I G N E D - A l a b a m a G o v. A l b e r t P. B r e w e r
hands Col. Thomas C. Casaday, Alabama wing commander, the
proclamation he signed making Dec. 1-5 "Civil Air Patrol Week
in Alabama." Governor Brewer signed the proclamation to
mark the organization's 28th anniversary of dedicated
voluntary services to the state and the nation

the flight training conducted
from Clarence Aavang Field near
Huntley, Ill.
The units are Waukegan
Composite Sq.; North Shore Sq.;
and the Libertyv~le-Fremoht Sq.




Senior Activities Schedule, 1970
N AT I O N A L S A R S C H O O L : A c o u r s e t o p r o v i d e c o m p e t e n t p r o f e s s i o n a l m i s s i o n c o o r d i n a t o r s . T h e
curriculum includes all aspects of organization, pkmning, communications, and operations involving inland
Search and Rescue.
CIVIL DEFENSE SCHOOL: A course to give key CAP senior members a thorough indoctriz}ation in the
Civil Defense Program.
T h e c o u r s e e x p l a i n s h o w C A P, a c t i n g a s t h e a i r a r m o f C i v i l D e f e n s e , c a n
enhance the survival capability of U. S. commtmities in both natural and nuclear disasters.

N AT I O N A L H E A D Q U A R T E R S S TA F F C O L L E G E : T h e o b j e c t i v e i s t o d e v e l o p m o r e e f f e c t i v e C A P
commanders and staff members by offering a program based on experience in all aspects of the CAP
program. Through lectures, functional training, seminars, and related activities, participants become
directly involved in methods and instruction in th¢, CAP mission.

FA A / C A P P I L O T O R I E N TAT I O N P R O G R A M : A c o o p e r a t i v e FA : k / C A P p r o g r a m c o n d u c t e d t o i n c r e a s e
CAP pilot professionalism and to teach flying safety principals. New aircraft are purchased by the
Corporation for use by the students attending the program. Aircraft are subsequently sold at considerable
s a v i n g s t o C A P u n i t s . T h e FA A f u r n i s h e s g r o u n d a n d a i r i n s t r u c t o r s , c l a s s r o o m f a c i l i t i e s , a n d t r a i n i n g
syllabus. Students and/or their unit are expected to pay two-thirds the cost while the National CAP
treasury defrays the remaining one-third.
FLIGHT AND TRAINING CLINICS: CAP rl*gional and wing headquarters have considerable latitude in
developing flying and training clinics. Clinic~ ill.t)' be directed toward pilot upgrading by aircraft type
o r l i c e n s e , i n s t r u m e n t q u a l i fi c a t i o n a n d u p g r a d i n g , a n d c o u r s e s o n n a v i g a t i o n o r w e a t h e r. ( FA A a n d
A O PA a l s o p r e s e n t c l i n i c s o f C A P i n t e r e s t a n d n ~ a y C o - S l x ~ n s ¢ g l ' . )
AIR MOBILITY EXERCISES: Mobility ext.rci:cs are usually conducted in conjunction with regional
Civil Defense or SAR exercises or may bc held al same time of regional conferences. Regions are
financially subsidized by the National Headquarters to conduct flying clinics and depending on the circumstances may qualify for Air Force reimbursen]ent of fuel and oil for mobility exercises.
E X T E N S I O N C O U R S E S I N S T I T U T E : E C I i s t h e c o r r e s p o n d e n c e s c l a o o l o f t h e U S A F. I t s s e r v i c e s a r e
a v a i l a b l e w i t h o u t c o s t t o C A P m e m b e r s . Tw o b r o a d a r e a s o f s t u d y a r e a v a i l a b l e : G e n e r a l M i l i t a r y
Education and Specialized Courses. Military courses are proviOed to improve the knowledge of command
and leadership. ECI Course 7-C is a prerequisite for initial promotion to officer grades. ECI specialized
courses are designed to provide training for CAP members in the performance of specialized duty (e.g.,
communications, aircraft maintenance, etc.).
e d u c a t i o n a l e ff o r t t o w a r d s u p p o r t o f t h e n a t i o n a l i n t e r e s t t h r o u g h e n h a n c i n g t h e k n o w l e d g e o f m i l i t a r y a n d
civilian executives who are, or will be, engaged in managing key national security programs.

S E N I O R M E M B E R PA RT I C I PAT I O N I N C A D E T S P E C I A L A C T I V I T I E S : S e n i o r m e m b e r s a r e e x t e n d e d t h e
o p p o r t u n i t y t o a c t a s e s c o r t s , e n c a m p m e n t c o m m a n d e r s , a n d T, \ C o f fi c e r s f o r t h e v a r i o u s c a d e t s p e c i a l

N AT I O N A l , S E C U R I T Y S E M I N A R S : S p o n s o r e d b y t h e I n d u s t r i a l C o l l e g e o f t h e A r m e d F o r c e s t o f o s t e r,
among Reserve Officers and interested citizens, a better understanding of the many interrelated and
c o m p l e x n a t i o n a l a n d i n t e r n a t i o n a l p r o b l e m s a s s o c i a t e d w i t h n a t i o n a l s e c u r i t y.

AIRI1NIVERSITY (?()UR5ES: l'he follo~:inR :\1 courses z~re :tvailable to CAP st.nint" tn,.n~b~rs:

\ \ ' l l h I t ; t ~ l ~ ' y ! H C ' t ' l : t l I ~ / : l ~ { : : t l l ~ l i l l ' l | : , ' ! ] . l l : , ] ~ l l ] ( l ~ l n l C ' ~ ' } I : t ~ ( . . t ; [ ~ t l ' t g l i a u t l ( _ ' . ~ , t c ( ' [ l l i , l l ( ) g y, L i n d C ( ) l ~ c c [ } t ~

which will .tH,'('t IkJlur¢ ,,1, ! ~ti,m:,l :q+, * , ,}~:, lit3".
,'~cadf'n~ic Instruct:~r ('our-:(,: This ('¢)Ul'~e l)rt,l);il't.s g r, t ( l u : t t c s tO instruct ;in,! t~ supervise instrta:to~s.
F o u l " m a j o r a r e a s o f t h e t e a c h i n g p r o c e s s a r e c o v c r ( ' ( l : l e a r n i n g t h e o r y, c o m n m n i c a t i o n s s k i l l s ,
training methods, and evaluatmn.

Reserve Officers .Course: This course covers fimailiarization with U. S. policies and objectives,
U. S. alliances, the Soviet threat, Conmaunist concepts, ix~licies, and challenges of the free world,
DOD decision making, non-nuclear weapons, and USA F concepts, doctrines, and capabilities.




PA G E 7

required by and for the senior membership.

Senior members constitute the prime force of the Civil
Air Patrol. Upon the senior members' continued increased'
membership and participation rests the responsibilities and
successes of all subsidiary programs such as Cadet Special
Activities and Aerospace Education. An attractive program
of diversified action-oriented senior activities has been
prepared to both stimulate senior membership and to
provide a meaningful senior ~ructure. The utmost in
participation and related support for these programs is

The 1970 senior activities are many and varied. We have
prepared this information brochure to inform senior
members of these activities and to furnish the necessary
who, where, when, and how pertaining to each event.
Additional detailed particulars pertaining to each activity
will be printed in forthcoming issues of the Civil Air Patrol
News, CAP Bulletin and tile CAP Manual on Senior

Selected 14 CAP pilots orol>servers actively involved in unit
SAIl programs.

(;O~(Tnors IMand, NY
20-30 Jul 7()
((~uarters provided.)

Make application through CAP
Wing H e it d q u a r t e r s to HQ

One representative from each
CAP wing. Preferably the Wing
Civil Defbnse Coordinator or
Director of Emergency Services.

Battle Creek, MI
Aug 70
(Quarters reserved.)

Make application through CAP
Wing Headquarters to HQ

Developed for 200 commissioned/warrant officers and
Cadet Spaatz Award winners
understudying o senior member
s t a ff p o s i t i o n .

N a t i o n a l H e a d q u a r t e r s C A P,
Maxwell AFB, AL
17-25 Jul 70
(BOQ quarters.)

Make application directly to HQ

Four classes of ten CAP pilots
e a c h . Tw o c l a s s e s r e s e r v e d f o r
current certified flight instructors. Pilots active in operations
and Standardization/Evaluation
are preferred.

Federal Aviation Administration
A c a d e m y, W i l l R o g e r s F i e l d , O K
Jul-Aug 70
(Quarters and meals at individual's expense.)

Make application through CAP
Wing Headquarters to HQ

The CAP Regional Headquarters
determines who is eligible for
these activities. (CAP also elig i b l e f o r FA A a n d A O PA c l i n i c s . )

Various locations within the eight
regions. Dates aald places to be
announced by Region Ileadquart e r s ( o r b y FA A a n d A O PA ) .

Through channels to Region
H e a d q u a r t e r s ( o r d i r e c t t o FA A
or AOPA for their clinics.)

The CAP Regional Headquarters
determines who is eligible for
these activities.

Va r i o u s l o c a t i o n s w i t h i n t h e e i g h t
regions. Dates and places to be
announced L,y lt~gion Headquarters.

Through channels to Region
Headquarters and to H~2
CAP-USAF for fund approval.

All CAP senior members in good

Each ECI course cousists of one
or more volumes. Applicants
must enroll for a complete course
and enrollment is limited to one
course at :~ time.

As prescribed in CAPR 50-I
for ECI courses, Applications
must be processed through HQ
CAP-USAF (CPOS) prior to submission to ECI,

Senior CAP members at the executive level, wing commanders
and above.

T~o maior courses; National
Sccurity Management, 12-15
m, t3hs for c,-m~plr.ti,m, and Man-

Applications and inquiries should
be addressed to: The Commm~dant, Industrial College of the
Air Force, Attn: Corres[~p.dence
S c h o o l , [ " o r t l , o ~ l c y , I . . M ~ X : t i r,
k~aslungbm, I)C 2u315.






Dcfe:~.~,, a-~, ,,,~,**th:


for com-

Iiach CAP wing is given a quota
for senior tl!enfl)(.'r assist:race.

J,_IT~- bil- \,1~ 70
(IJtl~'- ~\i|l I , . : t l , l i > i ~ t ' , l ' . . , t t : l ' . )
(t,,,l,!'t,,v- ~ : ' v. . : , y i ~ . v t , A i o n a t e
l , r, , , i ' . , 1 )

Attendance at these seminars is
open to all C:\Psenior members.

:\.,_'i.,ragc, . . ~ k , 1 2 - 2 3 , J a n 7 0
~c,dtle, \%.x, l.,-21J l.'eh 70
Co[ol'attO 5pg'a, ('(~, 9-20 Mar 70
Millland, TN, fi-1 7 :\pr 70
Peoria, lI,, 4-1a May 70
(1,1tter;.~ ta be announced.)

CAP senior captains through

.\lake al,i,licatiun througl, (AP
\\ing tle.tdqu ,lters h, l~'.~
1' \I'-I,%',f' (CI'[':( 1.






through the (_'httlnl,ors OI L:onlmerce of listed cities.

Make apl)lieatioll through C..\I~
Wing llc:~dqua rtcrs t,, II(~
C,\I'-USAi' (C l', ~.~).

CAP senior mem hers respollsible for instructing° CAP unil
CO lllnltllld(.vs, un i t, wing, or
region training officers, and ac,tdemie instructors arc l'e(.t#ll]n}cnded.

Make alqdic.ati,,~; through ('\P
~%ing lle,~dqu,~ it.( rs to 1I.~'
('AI>-I;S.\ I" (C l)()b).

Senior CAP commissioned/
warrant officers who have a current Secret security clearance.

Make application through CAP
Wing Headquarters to HQ
C A I'- U SA F (C POS).



Several Decorated for Service Duril
T I I E WIIITI'; II()I..%1'~
X % A S I I I ' , { ; TO N

Novembe~ Z0, 1969

Dear General lleilly:
On the occasion of Four National Board Meeting,
I extend greetings to all members of the Civil
Air Patrol. Its men and women have earned our
gratitude for their accomplishments and our admiration for their idealism and high sense of
p u r p o s e . T h e y ! " : ~ . v. ~ fl o w n c o u n t l e s s h o u r s c o n duct/ng voluntary search and rescue missions
which have re sulted in the saving of many live s.
And through their Air Cadet Exchange Programs
they have strengthened our ties of understanding
and cooperation ,~,'ith other nations, while displaying the finest qualities of American youth.
I wholeheartedl,/ applaud your splendid service
to our nation, ~.nd wish you every future success.
S i n c e r e l y,

DECORATED FOR VALOR-Maj. John L. Elliott (r
Long Beach, Miss., receives the Civil Air Patrol Silver
Valor for his heroic actions during hurricane Camill
ravaged the Mississippi Gulf Coast area. Other Missis
honored for their actions during the hurricane incl~

B r i g a d i e r C ~ . ' ~ n e r a l F. W a r d R e i l l y
Chairman, National Board
Civil Air lZ'atrol
I'holos by

Fountaineble au Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana

MSgt. William J. Bond
Information Office,
tteadquarters, C4 P- USAF

HONORED-Col. Wayne E. Smith (right),
Pacific Region commander, is congratulated by
Brig. Gen. F. Ward Reilly, national hoard

chairman, on being named the CAP
Outstanding Region Commander for 1968. He
received an inscribed bronze plaque in
recognition of his achievement~"

Force chief of staff, is welcomed to New Orleans and the (
Air Patrol's National Board banquet at the Fontainh
Motor Hotel, New Orleans, by Col. Alvin Rousse, Louisi
Wing commander.




National Board Banquet

Clarence H. Checkley of Ocean Springs and Capt. David P.
Caldwell of Moss Point who received the CAP Bronze Medal of
Valor. Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis (left), national commander,
and Brig. Gen. F. Ward Reilly, (second left), presented the
awards at the national board meeting.

F O O T B A L L M E M E N TO - A s t a t u e t t e o f a
football player depicting the uniform and
number worn by Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen.
John D. Ryan when he played for the U~S.
Military Academy in the mid-thirties is

presented him by Brig. Gen. F. Ward Reilly,
(right), National Board chairman. General Ryan
appeared as the guest speaker at the National
Board meeting at the Fontainebleau Motor
Hotel, New Orleans, La.


TOP CADET OF THE YEAR-Cadet Col. Richard L. Deloney
of Silver Springs, Md., is congratulated by Brig. Gen. Richard
N. Ellis (right), national commander, after he was named Civil
Air Patrol's Outstanding Cadet of Year. He also received a
$500 ,scholarship in recognition of his achievement and was
recognized at the gala banquet for the CAP National Board
members at the Fontainebleau Motor Hotel, New Orleans, La.

AWARD-D. Harold Byrd, (left), prominent
Dallas, Texas, business executive, receives a
plaque from General Ellis on being named Civil
Air PatroFs Senior Member of the Year for

1969. He received the award at a dinner in New
Orleans, La., Nov. 22, concluding the annual
meeting of the National Board. A colonel in
CAP, he is a CAP National Board chairman

B R E W E R A W A R D S GIVEN-CadetC o l . B r u c e N e w e l l
(center) of Frankfurt, Ind. and Maj. Frank J. Osterhoudt
(right), of Lanham, Md., receive the Brewer awards from Maj.
Frank G. Brewer Jr.




Massachussets, New Hampshire First to Record Perfect Score
B o t h Te s t e d - . . . . = : , ,
By Air Force,
Ciril Defense
Massachusetts and New
Hampshire wings became the
first Civil Air Patrol units to
record a "perfect score" in the
annual evaluation of its
state-wide search and rescue
( S A R Te s t ) e x a m i n a t i o n a n d
Civil Defense
The t~ o units were among six
wings reaching the coveted 100
p e r c e n t e ff e c t i v e n e s s r a t i n g i n
the Air Force evaluation of their
personnel and equipment. Both
units were cited for performing
their missions in an outstanding
manner by Air Force evaluators,
Other wings scoring 100 per
cent in the SARTest phase were
Florida, New York, Pennsylvania

F U N D D R I V E F L I G H T- G a r fi e l d - R i d g e S q u a d r o n o f t h e
Illinois Wing took to the air recently in an effort to raise
money for several of its unit projects. Cadets and their family
friends were given a 30-minute orientation flight over Chicago
b y I s t . L t . F r e d Te v i n o ( l e f t ) , s q u a d r o n c o m m a n d e r a n d
mission pilot in a light airplane. He explains the cockpit panel
t o h i s p a s s e n g e r R a y B i g u s . ( P h o t o c o u r t e s y o f R o m a n F.

Missing Woman
Found By

Fla.--An 85-year-old woman
who disappeared from her son's
car in a shopping center near
here became the subject of a
search effort by members of
Group V of the Florida Wing.
Mrs. Nellie Kehoe was found
tangled in weeds 10 yards from a
canal by members of Group V
shortly after the unit began
search operations,






was hospitalized after
being found,
Approximately 40 senior and
cadet members under Capt. Bud
B a c k e l s , u n i t c o m m a n d e r, w e r e
involved in the search at the
request of the city police,




and Virginia. Pennsylvania
recorded a 97 per cent score in
the Civil Defense testing for the
possible runner-up spot and the
other units have not filed the
score they attained in the test.
M a r y l a n d a n d Te n n e s s e e
received a 100 per cent rating in
the Civil Defense evaluation. The
first wing scored 98 per cent and
the second 89 per cent in the
SARTest phase,

The Civil Defense
is designed to test
ability to respond to
national emergency

the wing's
natural or


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Insurance under Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. Muster Policy on file
o t N e t i o n o l H e a d q u a r t e r, C i v i l A i r P e t r o l .

NAME ...............................................................DArE OF |,tTN ....................
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* These statistics do not
include participation by
Hawaii or Puerto Rico Wings.

P L A N E S I D E C E R E M O N Y- H o n o r e d n e x t t o t h e p l a n e h e i s
l e a r n i n g t o fl y, C a d e t D i c k i e L . P a r k e r ( c e n t e r ) , C o l o r a d o
Springs Composite Sqq~dron, receives a fully-paid flight
scholarship from I st. Lt. Lawrence L. Lees. Taking part in the
recent ceremonies at Peterson Field is Ed LaClare (right), chief
instructor for Beeline Aviation, where Cadet Parker is taking
, fl i g h t t r a i n i n g . ( P h o t o c o u r t e s y C A P 1 s t . L t . To m P a s t r i c k , G p
I0, Wisconsin Wing)

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the unit's overall

Complete Application klow

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of missions .......
o f a i r c r a f t . . . . . . . . 7,050
o f s o r t i e s . . . . . . . . .13,038
H o u r s . . . . . . . . . . . 24,870.9
m e m b e r s . . . . . . . . .34,333
R a d i o s . . . . . . . . . . . 4,614
S t a t i o n s . . . . . . . . . . 9,277
Saved ...........
Evacuated ........
A s s i s t e d . . . . . . . . . . 1,522
SAR Objectives
Located ..........

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Upon joining Civil Air Patrol you may buy up to 5 Umts ;t apphcatmn
is mode wltkin 60 doys of enrollment.

special opphcatton

CAP SAR Activities
(As of Nov. 23)

Purpose of the SARTest is to
effectively evaluate each wing's
capability to perform its
emergency services role and air
C a
search and rescue missions
including safety practices in the ~600
air and on the ground. These
tests are also designed to sharpen
k _ ]
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S E E C A P R E G U L AT I O N 9 0 0 - 8
] Z Uqit I 2 Units 3 Units
4 Units
S 0.its
Accidental Death
SlS,ooe $Z0.000 s25.ooe
Medical Expense
Annual Cost
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If yeu hove been a member in excess of 60 days,

l[~~OR the benefit of all
1 members of the Civil Air
Patrol, CAP News publishes
the latest statistics of search
and rescue activities
throughout the organization.!
These are unofficial figures
c o m p i l e d b y t h e
DCS/Operations at CAP'sI
National Headquarters.








C o l o . - C a d e t D i c k i e L . P a r k e r,
Colorado Springs Composite
Squadron, recently won a $600
flight scholarship and is
continuing flight training
through Beeline Aviation Inc. at
Peterson Field.
T h e s o n o f M r. a n d M r s .
A l b e r t L . P a r k e r, 2 8 7 4 M e r r y
Lane, was selected for the
scholarship by an officers board.
To be eligible, he had to pass the
F e d e r a 1 A .v i a t i o n
Administration's written test for
private pilots, have an up-to-date
FAA physical, complete at least
four achievements of the CAP
aerospace education program,
a n d
o b t a i n s e v e r a l
recommendations from school
and community officials.
I n s u m m e r, h e p a s s e d t i m
FA A t e s t a f t e r a t t e n d i n g a
ground school course given by
C A P a n d B e e l i n e instructors.
pilot, Ed
L a C i a r e , a retired A i r F o r c e
colonel, is the cadet's ~ight
instructor at Beeline.
The annuat flight scholarship
was established by 1st. Lt.
Lawrence L. Lees, the
squadron's former aerospace
edt, cation officer.
On a recent visit here,
Lieutenant Loos, an Air Force
technical sergeant, presented the
award to Cadet Parker at the
graduation ceremonies at the
Elks Club.



"PAGE 11

West Virginia Unit Finds Plane
After Eight-Day Search Mission
eight-day search mission ended
i n S e p t e m b e r f o r t h e We s t
Virginia Wing when an air crew
from its Potomac Senior
Squadron found the wreckage of
a twin-engine Piper Aztec
airplane and the bodies of its
two occupants on a
heavily-wooded mountain south
of Seneca Rocks in Pendleton
Killed when they
encountered bad weather in
West Virginia's Appalachian
mountain range were the pilot,
J. D. McAlpin, and his
companion, Henry Gilliam, both
on a flight from Boston, Mass.
After two days of intensive
air operations, Civil Air Patrol
narrowed its search area to
Pennsylvania and West Virginia
and sent out ground search
parties who asked local residents
if they heard any low flying
aircraft in their immediate area.
This method of the operation
paid off when West Virginia's
Task Forces III and IV compiled
their reports and the wing
narrowed its search area to the
Appalachian mountain range.
Despite bad weather on the
fourth day of search mission, the
Potomac Senior Squadron flew
seven of the eight days, logged
34" sorties and covered some
6,700 miles in four of its
member-owned airplanes.
Making the actual find were
Lt. Samuel Lang, Capt. Thomas
Jackson and Lt. Donald Sheets
all aboard a Cessna Skylark
piloted by Lieutenant Lang.
After notifying the Flight
Service Station at Elkins of the
site of the crash, the pilot circled
the area and directed a squadron
mobile unit to the scene.
The 22 year l'otomac
Squadron commanded by Maj.
Robert S. B vers holds one of the
finest "find" records in the West
Virginia Wing. Major Byers is a
firm believer of high wing
airplanes, trained mountain
pilots, good ground search teams
and Channel 26 air-to-ground
and air-to-air radio for search
mission work.
Also engaged in the search
and rescue operations were

members of the Kentucky Wing
who set up mission headquarters
at London-Corbin Airport. Maj.
Robert D. Gray, Jr., London
Composite Sq. commander, was
the mi~ion coordinator.
During the aerial search,
Kentucky wing utilized 36 pilots
and 37 observers on 55 sorties in
34 airplanes while ground rescue
and interrogation teams
investigated all leads.

The wing was assigned a line
search of the VOR approaches
into Kentucky and West
Virginia. The search area was
later expanded to include all of
eastern Kentucky and
Cincinnati, Ohio, along the
board to Middlesboro in the
south, and through Somerset,
London and Lexington in the

Group 1200 Members Receive
Excellent Evaluation Rating
Maj. Elden O. Clarke's

New Hampshire
Cadet Fund
Hampshire Wing along with
members of its former Jaffrey
Squadron have established a
perpetual fund for cadet training
materials as a memorial to Carl
A. Peterson.
Lieutenant Peterson, 23, a
f o r m e r c a d e t i n t h e J a ff r e y
Squadron, was killed in action
on Aug. 10 in Vietnam, while
serving as a platoon commander
with the 101st Airborne
He graduated on June 1,
1968 from the Citadel, a
military Academy in Charleston,
S.C., as a second lieutenant.
After serving at Fort Knox, Ky.
and with the Armored Division
at Fort Carson, Colorado
Springs, Colo., he volunteered
for overseas duty. He was sent to
Vi e t n a m e a r l y i n J u l y a f t e r
completing Jungle School in
H i s f a t h e r, H o w a r d S .
Peterson, a first lieutenant in the
Special Activities Squadron in
Manchester, N.H., is employed
in the Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Post Office. He resides in
Winchendon, Mass. where he has
created a college scholarship in
memory of his son.


~iiii~ili:i¸: :.
leadership, Group 1200
members of the Pennsylvania
Wing won an "excellent rating" i::~{~iii~!i:::~iii:i:==:.~:==i i ::~ ::: :.:
in the annual Civil Defense and
Civil Air Patrol Effectiveness test
in November. Air Force officers
evaluated all squadrons and
groups in the P~nnsylvania Wing
while testing the unit under
(right), Kag, sas Wing's Group VI chaplain, is all smiles as he
simulated wartime conditions.
receives his promotion to lieutenant colonel from Maj. Robert
Based at Beaver Falls, Group
Triplett, Group V! executive officer. The chaplain, who has
1200 was cited for having one of
served 12 years in Civil Air Patrol wings in lllinois, Kentucky,
the finest and most efficient
Missouri and presently in Kansas, is responsible for the
personnel performing the
selection and training of chaplains in the Group VI area. He is
Lt. Col. William Beez,
a campus minister for the United Ministries in Higher
USAF-CAP liaison officer to the
Education at Kansas State College, Pittsburg, Kans.
wing, complimented the Beaver
County Commissioners, the
Chippewa Fire Department, the
Dean of Instruction at the local
community college and all who
supported the mission.
"If this type of cooperation
(Member Owned)
could be obtained throughout
CONROE, Texas--Lt. Col.
New CAP ollar In|ignio $ .T~
James L. Oliver, Texas Wing's
the United States," he said, "we
New CAP Bm~t
Group 22 commander, has been
would have safer flying and
Badge or S
greater emergency capabilities named an accident prevention
CAP Blasw Crest
counselor in conjunction with
over any other nation in the
Jacket Patch
the General Aviation District
One hundred and fifty local O ffice's accident prevention
program. His selection to the
people and 11 airplanes took
$I.00 eaeh
part in the effectiveness test and post was made by the Southwest
Over 11 $.8$ over 23 $.75
Region of the Federal Aviation
performed courier service,
Name Pla~ O~m ~edage
radiological monitoring,
Administration, whose officials
Add $~I fo~ handing
are enlisting the aid of men in
.emergency airlift and
observation flights. The exercise aviation to take action and make
began when Robert Russ and r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s f o r
~.O. Box 214
M a j o r C l a r k e t o o k o ff o n a
minimizing flight operational
Brooldield, Illinois 60513
courier flight from Beaver
County Airport. Others engaged
in similar missions were Capt.
Robert Brick, Composite Sq.
1203, and Dr. R. L. Rievere.

Oliver Named
Safety Chief



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b(;(.:r~ approved for wear by all female r~embers
of Civil Air Patrol.

Me~'s Blouse Set (6-2S L. a~l 4-36 L.)
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Arizona Wing Puts Name on Line
During Two-Day Annual SARtest
M A R A N A, A riz.--Arizona
Wing put its title-studded record
on the line here, before an Air
Force evaluation team, Nov.
14-16, during the annual
And, as always, it proved to
be a tough, well-examined
weekend for the champion wing,
winner of the Southwest
Region's SARTest trophy for
five of the past six years.
Three hundred seniors and
cadets, plus 33 corporate and
m ember-owned aircraft from
throughout the state came to

Marana Air Park, a former World
War II pilot training base, for the
Led by mission coordinator
Lt. Col. J. B. Gotcher of
Phoenix, the wing was handed a
typical problem; search for a
Cessna 210 missing with its
fictitious passengers and pilot
somewhere between New
Mexico and Phoenix, Ariz.
Cold, heavy rain and low
cloud, unusual for winter-warm
Arizona plagued all hours of the
searching. But by 4 P.M. on the

O f fi c i a l l y, i t w o n ' t b e
announced until the regional
conference next spring.
Unofficially, word has already
leaked back to wing
headquarters where everyone is
currently wearing very large

byMaj. Paul Dean

M A X W E L L A F B ,
Ala.--Central Testing at National
Headquarters of Civil Air Patrol
here has asked all unit testing
officers and commanders to
adhere to the following
g u i d e l i n e s w h e n submitting
material for testing:

Information Officer

R A D I AT I O N - A r i z o n a w i n g
aircrews returning from
participating in a Civil
Defense-sponsored national
disaster are checked for
simulated "radioactive
contamination" at a Civil Air
Patrol field hospital. The Civil
Defense exercise was included as
a portion of the Arizona Wing's
a n n u a l S A R Te s t r e c e n t l y.
(Photo courtesy of the Arizona
Republic, Phoenix)

Unit Takes Part in Navy Day Event
KAUAI, Hawaii--The Lihue Composite Squadron joined the U.S.
Navy at the Barking Sands Pacific Missile Range Facility on the
Island of Kauai, Nov. 1, to commemorate "Navy Day". A Hawaii
Wing Cessna 150 and a Lihue Squadron mobile communications unit
on display with the Navy's C-121, F-4, VP-4 and S2F aircraft,
attracted wide attention.
Lt. Col. William Baker, who flew here from Honolulu, briefed the
Navy officers on Civil Air Patrol's flying program. During the
afternoon, a Civil Air Patrol unit gave a demonstration of precision
drill. A helicopter drone recovery demonstration highlighted the
day's program. It was piloted by Navy Lieutenant William Ramsay, a
former Civil Air Patrol cadet.

Central Testing
Cautions Units
On Discrepancies Santa Barbara Sq. Holds SAR Course

opening day, a T34 piloted by
1st Lt. Claude Spencer with 2d
Lt. Dave Alvord as observor,
both from Lake Havasu
Squadron 509, had found the
1. Protective cardboard must
simulated crash.
be returned with answer
And there was a moment of
real emergency on the ground
when a pickup truck overturned
2. All answer sheets must be
at the camp gates, seriously
signed by unit commander
injuring its civilian driver. First
and testing officer;
on the scene was a cadet ranger
team from Phoenix Squadron
3. Te s t s s h o u l d n o t b e
administered by
308 led by Maj. Ed Wallace, a
unauthorized personnel;
mission pilot and licensed
4 . Packages are not being
The f o l l o w i n g d a y w a s
returned to National
devoted to the Civil Defense
Headquarters to meet
portion of the SARTest with
suspense date;
these activities coordinated by
1st Lt. Phil Meade of Tucson,
5. Incomplete packages are
who is also an Arizona Civil
being returned with
Defense official.
examination papers
Again the problem was
missing while others arrive
typical, with a practice situation
without the examinations
of nuclear weapons having been
and having only the
dropped on both Prescott and
answer sheets;
Despite the continuing bad
6 . Answer sheets are being
folded and mailed in small
w e a t h e r, p i l o t s , o b s e r v e r s ,
operations personnel and
communications teams chased
7 . Answer sheets are being
the CD problem all day; flying
signed by persons not on
photo reconnaissance missions,
CAP Form 53.
checking reports of
The above discrepancies cause
bacteriological warfare
cannisters in local lakes, ferrying delays in processing answer
C D officials to neighboring s h e e t s a n d m a y r e s u l t i n
suspension of the unit, officials
airports, and flying blood
supplies to Arizona hospitals.
And the wing's fnal score?

GOLETA, Calif.--Santa Barbara Squadron 131, California Wing,
is conducting a three-week search and rescue course for its members
and classes are being held Monday evenings with one-day field
exercises conducted weekends. Air, ground operations and search
base administration are all being covered in the classes. The final
evening of the classes will include examination to help qualify
personnel for mission ratings.

Area Commanders' Council Formed
NEW ORLEANS, La.-Commanders in the New Orleans area have
formed a commander's council which meets once a month to help
solve inter-unit problems, train members, assist new squadrons and
to revamp the over-all programs in the units. Since there are 13
squadrons in the greater New Orleans area and since many events are
being held as joint activities, coordination and cooperation among
the various units became an absolute necessity.
The council began first with the idea of ironing out the units'
problems and later training sessions were conducted for various
squadron positions. The idea caught on and has now become a
standard item of the meeting agenda. Each month a new position is
discussed, a new plan proposed and a phase of either cadet or senior
training given. The result is a better understanding among the
squadrons. The council also has set up guidelines to be followed by
cadets involved in various activities.
Council members are Lt. Col. Gladys E. Durr, Moisant Cadet Sq.,
chairman; Maj. Edward Evans, Falcon Cadet Sq., vice-chairman; and
Maj. Rosemary Sartis, Moisant Cadet Sq., recorder.

CAP Members Are CD Course Graduates
LEVITTOWN, Pa.--Langhorne Senior Squadron 106 along with
Squadrons 101 and 105 have completed a radiological monitoring
course recently at the Falls Township Municipal Building.
Completing the course were Charles Malloy, Joseph K. Kane,
Stephen J. Fabiny, Rosanne Fabiny, Rayonond Miller, Nell K. Beck,
Harvey Cobb, Harry Gelsher.
Others who graduated were John Menden Hall; W. O. Hammet
and A. Wiley. The course was conducted by 1st Lt. Stephen J.
Builen, Group 10's civil defense coordinator.

Medical 7'earn Joins CAP for Search
TAMPA, Fla.--The Civil Air Patrol members at mission control at
"Albert Whitted Airport, St. Petersburg, were surprised and extremely
grateful when John Ramson of Clearwater, Fla., volunteered his
services and those of Dr. Louis Armstrong, and nurses Karen Grice
and Mary Tharin, all of St. Petersburg, to aid insa recent search
The foursome immediately joined CAP to assist insan airborne
search for fellow medical practitioners aboard a Beechcraft Baron
listed as missing on a flight from Orlando, Fla.

Ohio State University ROTC has an excess supply of uniforms
in excellent condition.
Tropical Blue (shade 1084) coats ................ $4.00
Tropical Blue (shade 1084) trousers ............. $1.50
( C o a t a n d Tr o u s e r c ~ m b i n a t i o n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00)
Payment will be made by check to Ohio State University.


DECONTAMINATION After flying through
"'contaminated air" in a simulated national
di~ster, the Arizona Wing's %34 airplane gets a
washdown from a member of Tucson's Rural'

Fire Department and the Pima County Rescue
Team, a Civil Defense agency. (Photo courtesy
of the Arizona Republic, Phoenix)

Freight/shipping charges are additional.
Contact: Ohio State University ROTC Supply,
Columbus, Ohio, ATTN: Mr. R. E. Dunkel.




Ordelrly Change in America
Subje¢. of Cadet's Speech
people who will soon begin
taking over the leadership of the
need for orderly change in
A m e r i c a n S o c i e t y b y y o u n g . country was stressed bx Cadet

Col. John S. Gannon, U.S. Air
Force Academy class of 1969-70
when he spoke to members and
friends of the 221st Group in
October at the United Methodist
Church in Rutherford. The
cadet, a master parachutist with
200 jumps and a member of the
academy's track team spoke on
life at. the academy and showed
a sound film entitled "What
Makes A Man."
Majoring in the humanities,
Gannon was introduced by Lt.
C o l . H a r r y J . Va l l e r y, g r o u p
e x e c u t i v e o f fi c e r, t o c a d e t s a n d
seniors from the Pequannock,
Bayonne, Hasbrouck Heights,
Hoboken, Bloomfield, Saddle
R i v e r, P a r a n u s a n d S u s s e x
squadrons. These units are
associated with the United
Methodist Church. Several
parents and adult members of
the congregation were on hand
to hear the presentation.

N E W P I L O T S - Tw o A t l a n t a C o m p o s i l e S q . I I m e l u b e r s ,
C / C a p t . R a n d y E . C o b b ( l e f t ) , c a d e t c o m m a n d e r, a n d C / W O
W i l l i a m E . M a h e r, fl i g h t c o m m a n d e r, r e c e n t l y r e c e k e d l h e i r
private pilot's wings. Cobb won his ~ings Sept. 18 after a
check ride at Fulton County Airport, Atlanta and Maher won
his Sept. 3 after a check flight at South-Expressway Airl)ort at
Jonesboro, Ga.

When asked how one could
e n t e r t h e A c a d e m y, G a n n o n
stressed the need for hard work
in school and achievement in
Scouting and Civil Air Patrol. An
Eagle Scout, Gannon expressed
pride in the scouting
organization and the

P L A N N I N G T H E TA L K - G u e s t s p e a k e r, A i r F o r c e A c a d e m y
Cadet Col. John S. Gannon (left) looks over the program ssith
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Robert J. Gentile before addressing Civil
Air Patrol members and Scouts at the United Methodist
Church at Rutherford, N.J.
wholesomeness of community
participation in such an
organization as Civil Air Patrol.
The presentation was part of
a, continuing program of public
services planned by Colonel
Va l l e r y a n d C h a p l a i n ( L t . C o l . )
Robert J. Gentile, pastor of the


Ohio Cadet Team. Is Third
In First Aid Competition
C I N C I N N AT I , O h i o - A c a d e t t e a m f r o m O h i o W i n g ' s C o l u m b u s
Northwest Cadet Sq. 806 placed third in tile youth division and 24th
in the overall standings at the 1969 International First Aid
Competition recently.
First aid teams from seven themselves in a crowd and the
nations took part in the speed in which the teams
competition sponsored by the notified the proper authorities
of the accident.
International Rescue and First
Aid Association.
On the third place team were
C/Capts. Larry Long, Janet
Ransom, C/TSgt. William
Brandt, C/2C Baron Decker and
Paul Brisley.
Each team was judged on its
e ff e c t i v e n e s s t o r e s p o n d t o a n
emergency and was given three
duties of a Federal Aviation
minutes to read a sheet
Administration Air Traffic
containing a list of injuries and Controller were evaluated by a
were allowed 21 minutes to care
group of cadets from Bethlehem
for two victims of a simulated
Suburban Kiwanis Sq 3109
accident and prepare them for
visiting the Allenl,owrrBethletransportation to a hospital.
hem-Eastern Airpor! here
Tw o j u d g e s g r a d e d t h e t e a m
r e c e n t l y o n a n o r i e n t a t i o n t o u r.
members on how they treated
The group spent four hours in
the injuries and evaluated the
the tower watching air traffic
first aid treatment applied. Also
controllers perform their duties
included in the judging was the
and studied traffic patterns,
way the first aid team handled
a p p r o a c h c o n t r o l procedures,
local holding
i n s t r u m e n t l a n d i n g procedures,
radio calls and teletype weather
Later in the day the cadets
were given a realistic crash
S I LV E R S P R I N G , M d . - - C i v i l
r e s c u e fi r e - fi g h t i n g
Air Patrol equipment valued at
demonstration by the airport
approximately $2,000 was
crash rescue crew.
destroyed when fire ravaged tile
On the orientation visit were
Headquarters of Wheaton-Silver
Cadets TSgt. David 'rich, Sgt.
Spring Cadet Sq. housed in the
James Kowalick, Sgt. Michael
Silver Spring YMCA.
Haldaman; Airmen James
Te m p o r a r y h e a d q u a r t e r s f o r
the Civil Air Patrol unit has been Va r l e y, J a m e s t t e n d e r s o n , C a r l
Hansen, Kevin Lynch and
established by the Silver Spring
Charles Berseh. Th~ program was
Chapter of the American Red
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Beez, USAF-CAP liaison officer
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Soaring Becomes "In" Thing for New York Cadets
ELMIRA, N.Y.-Soaring,
gliding to the sound of the wind
w h i s t l i n g p a s t t h e
cockpit .... feeling free after the
bonds of earth were severed,
they climbed aloft on thermals
in their unpowered craft, young
and alive.
This was the sound and the
music heard by several fledgling
birdmen at their first glider
encampment here. "
it was also the scene for
cadets from throughout the New
Yo r k W i n g a t t e n d i n g t h e
two-week course in soaring by
which many received their glider
pilot's rating.
Before attenciing the course,
the cadets had achieved a high
degree of training and showed
initiative and enthusiasm about
Qualified instructors taught
the course to male and female
cadets who arrived here from
throughout the Empire State.

"CLIMB TO 2,000 feet behind tow plane and release at that
altitude"...are among the instructions a cadet receives before
becoming airborne. Then there is sudden silence-only the
sound of the air rushing past the cockpit and the cadet relaxes
to enjoy the science and sport of free flight.

"WHEN YOU'RE DOWN TO 800 feet make sure that you are
at the airport cannot stretch your landing because
you have nothing to give you that extra power," the cadet
remembers his instructor's warning.

Before going into the air, the
cadets learned the theory of
flight, soaring, and were shown
how to handle the controls of a
When the curtain dropped on
the course, all had a common
bond .... as birdmen they knew
the true meaning of soaring.

POINTERS ON FLIGHT-Glider instructor, Scarano, explains
the maneuver he wants to Cadet MSgt. Mike Tiller as they
become airborne in a glider.

Capitol Building. Governor LeVander later
GIVEN-Minnesota Governor Harold LeVander signed a proclamation making the first week in
receives honorary membership in Civil Air
December "Civil Air Patrol Week" in the state.
, P a t r o l f r o m C o l . W i l l i a m R a m s e y, w i n g
commander~at,a~c.eremony, ih his the (Photo courtesY of G:H. Tucker of Richfield)

PRE-FLIGHT-Cadet SSgt. AI Wells of Vestal, N.Y., plots the
course to be flown with Cadet MSgt. Mike Tiller of Endicott,
N.Y. The pair are members of the New York Wing's Tri-Cities

fflECEMBE R, :1969



North Carolina Receives
Unexpected Financial Aid
HENDERSON, N.C.-The North Carolina Wing received an
unexpected boost to its financial coffers recently when U.S.
Representative James Speed of North Carolina presented a $100
check to Col. David EIIsworth, wing commander, at a ceremony here
recently. The presentation was made during the Franklin County
Squadron's "Fly-In" breakfast at Louisburg Airport in September.
Representative Speed divided
the amount of his recent
legislative salary increase among
the volunteer fire departments,
rescue squadrons and Civil Air
LA "MARQUE, Texas--Mary Patrol units in his district. He
Beth Dwyer of Houston was
was the author of a bill passed
named the Staff Honor Cadet;
by the 1969 General Assembly
David J. Chladek, of Buffalo
Speedway, the male honor cadet which allows volunteer rescue
and fire unit personnel to deduct
and Wands J. Newman, the
female honor cadet when Group p e r s o n a l f u n d s s p e n t f o r
equipment and operations from
XIII held award ceremonies
their state income tax.
recently at Ellington, AFB,
As a gesture of the Civil Air
The three were among several
Patrol unit's appreciation,
cited for their accomplishments Colonel EIIsworth presented
at an encampment held over
Representative Speed with a
four weekends in October and
framed CAP certifirate of
appreciation for his support in
Eight senior members and 37 getting the bill passed.
cadets also received certificates
Also attending the ceremony
of accomplishment on
completing the encampment were Lt. Cols. Eugene Harwell,
North Carolina wing's chief of
training at which Flight B, under
s t a f f ; L a r r y E . Te t t e r t o n ,
Cadet Kelvin Keenan, was
Franklin County Squadron
named the honor flight.
Guest speaker at the award commander and Capt. Forest
ceremony was Scotty Burnood, P o y t h r e e , F r a n k l i n C o u n t y
Squadron executive officer.
a leading figure in aviation.

Texas Group
Honors 45

CAP Calendar



CAP Advisory
Panel Meeting

Feb 4

Washington, D.C.

NEC Meeting

Mar 21

Allentown, Pa.

MER Conference

Apr 10-12

Myrtle Beach, S.C.

SWR Conference

Apr 17-18

Lake Murray Lodge,

PACR Conference

May 9

Las Vegas, Nev.

NEC Meeting

June 5

To Be Announced

Aug 14-15

Savannah, Ga.

Aug 1 5

Savannah, Ga.

Sept 1 I-I 2

Jackson, Wyo.

IACE Planning

Sept 30-Oct 1

Washington, D.C.

National Board

Oct 9-10

Washington, D.C.

GLR Conference

Oct 30-31

Indianapolis Hilton,

NER Conference

Nov 20-21

Shelburn Hotel,
Atlantic City, N.J.

NEC Meeting

Dec 4-5

Maxwell AFB, Ale.

*SER Conference
NEC Meeting
*RMR Conference

*Subject to change


Lauds Wing
For Mission
William H. Ramsey, Minnesota
Wing commander and his
personnel recently received a
letter of commendation from
Minnesota Governor Harold
LeVander. The unit was cited
for its outstanding contribution
after the disastrous tornado
swept through the Outing area in
Governor LeVander wrote: "I
wish to commend you and
members of Civil Air Patrol for
your outstanding contribution
immediately following the
disastrous tornado that swept
through the Outing, Minn., area
on the evening of Aug. 6.
"Your assistance in the field
of radio communications and
search and rescue operations
material reduced the hardships
and suffering of many of the
People in the Outing area.
"I would appreciate it if you
would convey my sincere
appreciation to them, as
Governor of the State of
Minnesota, and commend them
for a job well done."

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MEETS THE CLERGY-Rev. Phyllis K. lngram, Civil Air
Patrol's first woman chaplain, is presented by Rev. Henry
Duhan, Eden Theological Seminary's vice president, to persons
attending a dinner for the General Commission on Chaplains
and Armed Forces Personnel in October in Washington, D.C.
Also taking part in the introduction ceremony was Rev. Leon
A. Dickinson {center), United Church of Christ executive.
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Civil Defense Oj)Tcials Cite
Ohio On Test Effectiveness
COLUMBUS, Ohio-Professional airmanship coupled with the
ability to work as a team under a rigorous national emergency
situation won praise for members of the Ohio Wing who emerged
victorious recently from a Civil Defense sponsored two-day national
disaster exercise.
The wing commanded by Col. I}rooklx n (:adel
( R e v. ) P a t r i c k S o h o r a n , a ~ i n s S p a a l z A w a r d
Catholic priest, won applause
f r o m t h e C i v i l D e f e n s e .~tllil I)rolllOlioll
evaluators who staged the
two-day exercise to test the
Richard Goidel, Brooklyn Group
wing's capabilities and speed in
cadet commander, has been
responding to a national
notified that he has met the
requirements for the Gen. Carl
The wing established its
A. Spaatz educational
headquarters at Port Columbus
I n t e r n a t i o n a l A i r p o r t a n d achievement award and will soon
receive his award and promotion
operated its base operations
to cadet colonel.
from Don Scott Field at OSU
He is the first cadet in the
Airport near Columbus. All
N e w Yo r k c i t y a r e a t o b e
members of the wing reported
promoted to colonel after
for duty to one of the two duty
meeting the General Spaatz
sites and began working with the
award requirements, squadron
Civil Defense radiological
officials announced. A resident
monitoring and decontamination
o f B r o o k l y n , N . Y. , G o i d e l
attends the Polytechnic Institute
U n d e r L t . C o l . R o b i n s o n where he has been named an
McCormick, mission
honorary ROTC cadet captain
c o o r d i n a t o r, p i l o t s , g r o u n d for his achievements.
crews, communications and
Majoring in communicationadministrative personnel worked technical journalism, ~Cadet
around the clock to give a note G o i d e l i s w o r k i n g t o w a r d a
of realism to the exercise. Seven bachelor of science degree. He
aircraft were flown on aerial a l s o w o r k s o n t h e s c h o o l
surveillance missions over the
newspaper serving as
simulated disaster areas and on photographic editor and feature
medical supply missions. Lt. Col. writer.
William Walpole, base operations
The son of 2d. Lt. Irving
officer at the satellite base, said G o i d e l ,
Brooklyn Cadet
all senior and cadet members did
Squadron V c o m m a n d e r, i s
an amazing job and deserve the a c t i v e i n the Polyteehnieal
commendation they,reeeivt~., . ,: Institute~ debal~ing, group i















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Two Middle East Region Staff Officers
Decorated at Nassau Commander's Call
Col. William M. Patterson,
Md.--Exceptional service awards region commander, presented
for outstanding service in the the awards to Col. John H. Hill,
deputy region commander and
Middle East Region were
received by two staff officers
.Maj. Wilhelmina W. Lineberry,
recently at commanders' call at region finance officer. Both were
the Emerald Beach Plantation, decorated for dedicated service.
Nassau, the Bahamas.
The 1968 Civil Defense

Governor Bell, Mississippi Wing
Hunt for Missing Airplane Pilot
JACKSON, Miss.-Mississippi Governor John Bell Williams, a
private pilot and honorary member of Civil Air Patrol, and eight
pilots from the Mississippi Wing participated in an aerial search, Nov.
28, for the pilot of a missing airplane.
The Mississippi Highway
Sanitation Department, died in
Patrol found the airplane
the crash.
wreckage the next day in an area
Civil Air Patrol became
a mile south of Highway 20 and
involved in the mission when the
five miles east of Hazelhurst.
Federal Aviation Administration
The pilot, Otis E. Rushing, an notified the Air Force Aerospace
employee of the Jackson City Rescue and Recovery Service
that the pilot was overdue on a
flight from Hawkins Field at
Jackson to Tylertown.
Mission coordinator for the
SARCAP was Lt. Col. Carlton
Hux, Mississippi wing's deputy
HICKAM AFB, Hawaii--Air
Force SSgt. Carl R. Cramer, a
former senior member of the
Maryland Wing's Catonsville
Composite Squadron, recently
'received the Air Force Silver
Pride award at ceremonies here. first general assembly meeting of
He earned the award for
the newly-formed Northeast
outstanding accomplishments as Region Communications College
the assistant squadron training Alumni Association met recently
noncommissioned officer.
at McGuire AFB, N.J., to elect
officers and discuss general
Cramer joined the cadet
program in the squadron in 1962 business which included plans
for the 1970 Region
and in September 1966 became
Communications College at
a senior member. While in the
cadet program, he earned the Kutztown, Pa.
Fourteen senior members and
Mitchell and Earhart awards,
attended two summer
11 cadets, all graduates of the
encampments and in 1965
college and representing New
successfully completed the first York, Pennsylvania and New
CAP-sponsored glider course at
Jersey Wings, attended.
Maj. Robert J. Miller the
Elmira, N.Y.
college's past commander and
As a cadet, Cramer
now Pennsylvania Wing's
participated in several SAR
exercises and SAR missions, was a s s i s t a n t d e p u t y f o r
a member of the squadron and communications, presented an
wing drill teams and participated award to Lt. Col. William Shirar,
USAFR, for his splendid
in the Middle East Region drill
competition. Before enlisting in c o o p e r a t i o n a n d c o u n s e l i n
guiding the region's first
the Air Force, he attended the
successful college in August.
Institute of
After receiving his award at
C4P Units Curb
Hickam, Sergeant Cramer
reenlisted for another stint in
tlallou'een Prank.s
the Air Force.
FREMONT, Ohio-Civil Air
Patrol units in Northern Ohio
received an expression of thanks
from the Ohio State Highway
Patrol recently for monitoring
county and township roads
during Halloween weekend.
Moil this form to:
Pranks were held to a minimum
National Headquarters, CAP
and no serious incidents
Attn. CPPG
reported because Civil Air Patrol
Maxwell AFB, Ala. 36112
the job, officials
was on
Senior members in mobile
Z i p - communications units patrolled
the districts on assigned duty.
L e d b y C a p t . D o n D y e r,
Charter No,
Fremont Squadron 602
Check One: Senior D Cadet O
personnel covered an area
Effective Dote
approximately 80 miles in
Sandusky County while Lima
Group IX provided four mobile
(Attach Mailing Label
units to patrol the Allen County
hem this copy o6 paper)

Earns Silver
Pride Certificate

Mission trophy was awarded to
Col. David Ellsworth, North
C a r o l i n a W i n g c o m m a n d e r,
whose unit" earned the highest
Civil Defense effectiveness
rating. Lt. Col. William Everett,
Delaware Wing's air operations
officer, received the annual SAR
trophy for his wing.
Also covered at the meeting
were a review of last year's cadet
activities, the 1970 cadet
program and early selection of
qualified cadets to meet the
region quota urged.
The West Virginia Wing was
cited for its participation in an
eight-day search and rescue
mission which was conducted in
adverse weather conditions. The
unit was cited for its
professionalism and for finding
the airplane wreckage.
"During this mission, the
West Virginians flew 116 sorties,
logged 218 flying hours and
exp,~nded a total of 391
man-hours, averaging 56 persons
daily. The wing also placed 71
mobile radio stations on the
alert to support the mission,"
said Colonel Patterson.

psychological warfare officer assigned to the Air Force
Advisory. Team I1 at Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam, shows an
organization book to three members of the Sacred Wind
Youth, an organization patterned after the Civil Air Patrol
youth program. The Sacred Wind is sponsored by the Republic
of Vietnam Air Force's 23rd Tactical Wing here. (U.S. Air
Force Photo by AIC John S. Gurley)

Arizona Finds
Missing Plane

Directional Gym

(Continued from page 1)
his flight plan. When the aircraR
failed to arrive at Phoenix' Sky
Harbor Airport a waiting
ambulance driver contacted the
The following officers were FAA and a search was declared.
elected to the board. Lt. William
Thirty minutes after dawn
B. Smith of Group 10,
the following morning, four CAP
Pennsylvania Wing, was named aircraft from the Phoenix area
president; CWO Leonard E. were launched on route search.
Simon, White Plains Squadron, And one of the first to leave, a
vice-president; Lt. Albert
T34 from Squadron 313,
Henfrey, Group 10, secretary; Phoenix, piloted by CWO Bob
Lt. Frederick Camenzind, Group
Kimm, with squadron
1 0 , t r e a s u r e r, a n d C / 2 d L t . commander 1st Lt. Joe Watson New AF overhauled
J e r o m e J . L a n n i , N a s s a u riding as observer, made the
C5C Gyro, each ......$49.00
Squadron V, New York Wing,
o r t h r e e f o r . . . . . . . . . $125.00
cadet advisor.
The aircraft had apparently RVA fixed-tuned VHF
D u r i n g t h e m e e t i n g t h e crashed at an angle of 45 degrees receiver with crystal
Alumni Association's
and in relatively fiat country 40 f u r n i s h e d . . . . . . . . . . . $125.00
constitution was presented to m i l e s s o u t h e a s t o f P a r k e r.
the members. Purpose of the Ground rescue units from CAP
N E R C C i s t o u p g r a d e a n d and the Yuma County Sheriff's
Box 266
s t a n d a r d i z e t h e N o r t h e a s t Office later reached the scene
Red Oak, Ga. 30272
R e g i o n ' s c o m m u n i c a t i o n s and found all three persons dead
Ph. (404) 766-1126
training program and system.
in the wreckage.

Northeast Region Elects Officers
To Head Communications Alumni


J. S, Bells Oe,

Two Commended
By Squadron
G O L E TA , C a l i f . - - S e n i o r
Member Walt Docker and Cadet
TSgt. Steve Jones have been
named "Outstanding Squadron
~embers" at the annual awards
dinner of the California Wing's
Santa Barbara Squadron 131.
A relative newcomer to Civil
Air Patrol, Docker has worked
on several projects that have
contributed much to the
effective operation of the
Cadet Jones, who has been in
the organization two years,
recently completed the survival
school training for California
Wing members. He is currently
training to become a ground
team member.

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