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CAP Plays Santa to Needy Indians
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--It'all
started with one man on
vacation who, like thousands of
others, toured a Navajo Indian
reservation in Arizona. What
John Layne of San Jose, Calif.,
saw moved him--and the move
he started created a tremendous
stir in the San Francisco Bay
The conditions under which
Navajos still live--much as did
their ancestors--stirred Layne, a
warrant officer in Civil Air
Patrol (CAP), to action. He
decided in November of last
year, to collect a few Christmas

packages to send to the needy
Indians he had seen.
Members of Peninsula Group
2 , C a l i f o r n i a W i n g o f C A P, o f
w h i c h L a y n e a l s o i s a m e m b e r,
pitched in to help and the word
spread--by word of mouth, by
radio, newspaper, and television.
Hundreds of people became
involved i n c l u d i n g t h o s e i n
churches, s c h o o l s a n d y o u t h
Civil Air Patrol
volunteers directed and were
responsible for the operation.
Why Civil Air Patrol? The
organization is famous for its
search and rescue efforts across

the nation but many of its other
benevolent activities--flying
needed blood plasma to
hospitals, airlifting suffering
people from remote areas,
assisting with relief in floods,
blizzards, and hui'ricanes--are
often overlooked. Project Navajo
was a natural.
B e f o r e i t w a s a l l o v e r, m o r e
than 14 tons of toys, food,
blankets and clothing had been
collected--in a brief three weeks
time. Logistics became such a
massive problem that members
of the armed forces were called
in to assist.


A few weeks ago, the cold,
despairing stare in the 5-year-old


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T h e m a t e r i a l w a s a i r l i f t e d t o Navajo's dark eyes turned to joy
Arizona and distributed there a n d e x c i t e m e n t w h e n t h e
missionary handed him his very
among the needy Indians who
still live in hogans, crude huts of first toy, made possible through
wood or stone and mud, and t h i s y e a r ' s C i v i l A i r
whose average annual income is P a t r o l - s p o n s o r e d m o v e t o a i d
needy Indians in a three state
less than $600 per year.
area during the Christmas
So much material was
collected that part of it had to
The little boy's happiness was
be left behind in California. This
mirrored several times over
was distributed to needy Indian
families who had relocated in throughout at least 12 Indian
tribes in Arizona and countless
others in California and South
The project, which marked
the 100th anniversary of the Dakota, especially among the
needy Navajos who inhabit some
signing of the eighth and final
25,000 square miles of northern
treaty with the Navajo Nation,
was so successful that Layne's A r i z o n a . T h e i r r e s e r v a t i o n ' s
entrance is about a half mile
Civil Air Patrol group
immediately planned to repeat down the highway from the

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J A N U A RY, 1 9 7 0



Nahonal Executive Committee Appoints .............. .
Region Commander ,Interim Commanders
William H. Ramsey of Hopkins,
Minn., was named commander
o f te e { o r t h C n nrta a l1R~ g ii o n ,
h N N~h Ceet r l
t w o wing commanders were
promoted to full colonel, and
seven other CAP officers
appointed interim wing
commanders recently as the
National Executive Committee
concluded two days
management talks here.
Ramsey succeeds Col.
Richard T . M u r p h y a s t h e

commander of the region
composed of seven north central
states with more than 3,180
members of whom 1,590 are
rated pilots,

the Red, White and Blue Service
Ribbons, the Meritorious Service
Ribbon with one Bronze Clasp,
the Jet Orientation Ribbon and
Search and Rescue

Promoted to colonel were
Charles E. Haileman of Montana
a n d A r t h u r P. S c h n e i d e r o f

He is the vice-president of the
Larry Wilson Corporation in
Minneapolis, vice-president of
the Minnesota Society and
director of the Civilian Pilot's
Association. Colonel Ramsey is
also a member of the Exchange
Club and winner of the 1966
"Save-A-Life" award for
emergency airlift of blood to
Huron under IFR conditions.

New interim commanders are
Lt. Cols. Richard Dooley of
K e n t u c k y, H a r r y M . H a r k i n s o f
Georgia, George M. Quilling of
Minnesota, Donald R. DeFoe of
New Hampshire, Edgar M. Bailey
of Rhode Island, Thomas C.
Jackson ofUtah, andEugeneA.


Colonel Ramsey

Colonel Ramsey has
commanded the Minnesota Wing
since October, 1968.
A command pilot with more
than 3,000 flying hours, Ramsey
joined Civil Air Patrol in
O c t o b e r, 1 9 6 1 . H e s e r v e d i n
various positions at both
squadron and wing level before
his present appointment. Among
the positions he held were
squadron assistant operations
o f fi c e L o p e r a t i o n s o f fi c e r,
s q u a d r o n c o m m a n d e r, w i n g a i r
i n s p e c t o r, w i n g e x e c u t i v e
o f f i c e r, d e p u t y w i n g
commander, and commander,
Among his decorations are





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Hi'RE IS'ONE FOREACH OFYOU-CaliforniaCon~essman
George Millias, left, was aboard Air Guard C-97 arriving in
Phoenix, Ariz., with 19,000 pounds of contributions for needy
Indians in the Phoenix area. He, along with Capt. John Layne,
C A P, r i g h t k n e e l i n g , c o l l e c t i o n p r o j e c t d i r e c t o r, j o i n s C a p t .
Marshall Bonds, CAP, Phoenix man, in passing out candy to
gaily dressed Indian girls on hand for the arrival of aircraft
from California. (USAF Photo by MSgt. Bill Bond.)

c e r Aw a r ed
Or e g o I f f o r m at io n
B r o n z e Va l o r M e d a l F o r S a v i n g C h i l d
F r a n k Wr a k e s t r a w, i n f o r m a t i o n
officer for the Multnomah
County Squadron, received the
Civil Air Patrol Bronze Medal of
Va l o r r e c e n t l y d u r i n g t h e
O regon Wing's annual
Lieutenant Wrakestraw is
credited with saving the life of
an eight-month-old baby girl in a
dramatic rescue from a burning
motel unit.

According to reports, the
c h i l d ' s p a r e n t s f e d h e r, p u t h e r
to bed, locked the door and
went on an errand down the
s t r e e t . L i e u t e n a n t Wr a k e s t r a w,
w h o h a p p e n e d t o b e d r i v i n g b y,
noticed the motel unit on fire.
He summoned another
passerby, an off-duty policeman,
a n d , t o g e t h e r, t h e y t r i e d t o g e t
in the door. They were unable to
do so and, hearing the baby's
cries from inside, the policeman
broke open the window,
L i e u t e n a n t Wr a k e s t r a w c l i m b e d

in and carried the child to
Firemen, summoned to the
scene, said that if the child had
not been rescued at that time,
she would probably have
suffocated from smoke
inhalation in a few more
The lieutenant was also
honored by the fire department
in Milwaukee, Ore., a Portland
suburb, at a banquet in his
h o n o r. H e r e c e i v e d t h e H e r o ' s
Medal from the d~.~artment.

C i v i l A i r P a t r o l R e c o r d s B u s y Ye a r
Had a busy year?
So has Civil Air Patrol! And if
you don't believe it, take a look
at the following highlights, taken
from Civil Air Patrol News for
the past 12 months.
They don't give a complete
picture of all the things CAP has
been doing, but it does give an
idea of some of the activities
with which America's famed air
search and rescue organization
has been busy in 1969.

CAP Cadet Helps Save Life
K E N T, C o n n . - - A 1 3 y e a r - o l d
Ridgefield girl, Deborah Burnett,
a member of Civil Air Patrol, has
been credited with using
e ff e c t i v e fi r s t - a i d i n t r e a t i n g a
24-year-old woman bitten by a
p o i s o n o u s s n a k e h e r e r e c e n t l y.
Two Saved
New Mexico Wing of Civil Air

Patrol has been credited with
More Licensed Pilots Needed
helping save the lives of two
cattlemen trapped in heavy
is a great need for more licensed
b l i z z a r d s i n t h a t s t a t e r e c e n t l y. p i l o t s a n d a i r c r a f t o w n e r s i n
CAP, according to a fact-finding
Flight Marks Anniversary
conference held here recently.
S T R AT F O R D , C o n n . - - T h e
Bridgeport Sharks Squadron and
Apollo 8 Squadron Returns
the Connecticut Wing of CAP
H O U S T O N , Te x . - - T h e
observed the 27th anniversary of t h o u s a n d s o f m e m b e r s o f C i v i l
Civil Air Patrol by conducting a Air Patrol joined in saluting the
unique 27-hour marathon flight o r g a n i z a t i o n ' s m o s t - u n i q u e
which was used to publicize CAP s q u a d r o n , t h e A p o l l o 8
in that area.
Squadron, consisting of

astronauts Frank Borman, James
Lovell, and William A. Anders,
after man's first flight around
the moon. Astronauts Borman
and Lgvell are Air Force
officers. Borman is a former
CAP cadet.

Oregon Wing Saves 26 Lives
P O RT L A N D , O r e . - - M e m b e r s
of the Oregon Wing have been
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JANUARY, 197fl




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Nebraska and Smithsonian
One of the featured speakers
was Dr. Theodore C. Marts,
deputy for reserve affairs, Office

Transportation Crises";
Thomas D, Fontaine's and
Robert Abels panel discussion
on "The National Science
Foundation's Programs with

ACTIVE DUTY-Oath of office as a commissioned officer in
the United States Air Force is administered 2d Lt. Kenneth A.
Goss, first member of the Civil Air Patrol to receive basic
officer military orientation through the U.S. Air Force Officer
Training School at Lackland Military Training Center, under a
CAP-USAF program. Giving the oath is Col. J. F. Mistrot,
USAF regional liaison officer to CAP for the southwestern
United States. (U.S. Air Force Photo)

Goss Becomes First
To Earn Commission
Under New Program

LACKLAND AFB, Texas-A former South Shore Squadron cadet
who has held every grade open to cadets in Civil Air Patrol has
become the first member to earn an Air Force commission through a
recently initiated program providing Officers Training School quotas
for eligible CAP candidates.
The oath of office as Air
Lieutenant Goss entered the
Force second lieutenant was
intensive 12-week course in early
administered Kenneth A. Goss at September. OTS provides basic
ceremonies at the Air Force
officer military training for
Officers Training School here by c o l l e g e g r a d u a t e s s e e k i n g
Col. J. F. Mistrot, chief liaison commissioned officer training.
officer for the Southwest Region
For many with no prior
representing Brig. Gen. Richard
military background or training,
CAP national
N. Ellis,
the OTS "dawn-to-dusk"
conference. Civil Air Patrol and Air Force
schedule of academic, military
guests were hosted by the Council, which
Cox, wife of the Headquarters, CAP-USAF vice
and physical conditioning
commander, is welcomed to London County
governs the famed British capital. Mrs Cox was
sometimes comes as a jolt but
for Lieutenant Goss it was easier
particularly interested in plans to expand the
Hall by Chairman of the Greater London
because of his CAP experience.
exchange of girl cadets. (Photo courtesy of
Council L. Freeman at the formal reception and
He entered the Civil Air
London Town Council.)
luncheon honoring representatives to the
Patrol in 1961 as a member of
International Air Cadet Exchange planning
the Massachusetts Wing and
during his CAP service attended
five summer encampments at Air
Force installations, serving as
Sioux Falls Senior Emergency
cadet commander at two and
Squadron is proud of its
h o l d i n g k e y s t a ff p o s t s t w o
achievement in winning two
others. In 1965, Lieutenant Goss
letters dated Oct. 24 and 30
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--"The (CPEC) by Feb. 1 on all primary
participated in the International
CAP Unit Citation awards the
titled: "Cadet Special Activity
and alternate selectees. The
success of cadet special activities
same year for assistance during a
Air Cadet Exchange and visited
commander's attention is
Quotas for 1970 and 1970 Cadet
largely depends upon a sufficient
natural emergency and during an Sweden.
directed to the contents of
Special Activities.
annual convention. The unit,
Beginning flying at 14 years n u m b e r o f s e n i o r m e m b e r s
s e r v i n g a s e s c o r t a n d s t a ff
under the command of Lt. Col.
old, he advanced in training until
Palmer M. Kickland, thus far,
h e e a r n e d h i s c o m m e r c i a l , officers," announced Lt. Col.
Former Member Receives Air Force Pilot's Wings
has earned a total of six unit
instrument and multi-engined Virgil W. Carter, CAP-USAF's
citations from CAP's National r a t i n g s . H e a l s o a t t e n d e d cadet program director.
DUBUQUE, Iowa--Second Lt. David H. Adams of Dubuque
Quotas for 126 senior
CA P-U SAF-sponsored Jet
Composite Sq., Iowa Wing, was awarded his Air Force pilot wings at
m e m b e r s w e r e d i s t r i b u t e d Vance AFB, Okla., in October. He was rated in the upper 10 per
The squadron earned its first
Orientation Course in 1966.
citation for assisting the Civil
After completing high school, among all Civil Air Patrol wings,
cent of the graduates of the jet pilot's class and received a trophy
said Colonel Carter as he pointed distinguishing him an outstanding graduate leader.
Defense and Army Engineers Lieutenant Goss entered the
engaged in emergency relief E a s t e r n N a z a r i n e C o l l e g e ,
out that this was the minimum
While a member of Dubuque Composite Squadron, Adams
operations and spring flood Q u i n c y, M a s s . , w h e r e h e requirement if all activities are became the first cadet to receive the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz educational
c o n t r o l a l o n g t h e B i g Sioux participated in student life as to be conducted successfully.
achievement award in the North Central Region. He joined the Air
C o m m a n d e r s s h o u l d Force on graduating from the University of Dubuque last year and in
River in eastern South Dakota. student body president, member
The Civil Air Patrol unit came to
o f t h e D e a n ' s C o u n c i l o n encourage applicants to indicate December married Cadet Maj. Sharon Burns of Dubuque.
t h e r e s c u e b y p r o v i d i n g i t s A c a d e m i c A ff a i r s , i n sports several preferences as it may not
be possible to assign selectees to
portable generators to furnish competition and drama.
their first choice because of too
light for the teams engaged in
A speech major, he
many applicants for a particular
the nightlong struggle to harness represented the college on a
the flood waters and bolster the
speaking tour to Kings College, duty, the colonel said.
Each wing commander must
New York, at Asbury College,
forward one copy of CAP Form
I t w o n i t s s e c o n d u n i t Ky. and the Northwest Nazarine
70 to National Headquarters
citation for assistance rendered
College at Boise, Idaho.
during the June convention and
Lieutenant Goss will enter
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in Full Color
fi e l d t r i p s o f t h e M i d w e s t undergraduate pilot training at
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Success of Cadet Special Activities Program

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CAP Marks
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FA A O F F I C I A L C I T E D - Te d B r i e n t , F e d e r a l Av i a t i o n
Administration's emergency planning officer, receives a Civil
Air Patrol certificate of appreciation from Brig. Gen. Richard
N. Ellis, CAP's national commander, at Maxwell AFB, Aia
Brient discussed the organization's participation in the State
and Region Defense Airlift plan (SARDA), at the recent
National Board meeting in New Orleans, La. (U.S. Air Force

Civil Air Patrol Mourns
Brothers Killed In Vietnam
brothers, who were former Civil
Air Patrol members of the
Melbourne Squadron, Florida
Wing, died of hostile actions in
Vi e t n a m w i t h i n t h e l a s t s i x
The Civil Air -Patrol
organization and the national
headquarters staff express their
sympathy to their parents Mr.
and Mrs. Charles E. Greeson Jr.

.Alaskans Mark
At Luncheon
ANCHORAGE, Alaska--The
Alaska Wing was hosted by
Anchorage Chamber of
Commerce Dec. 1 at a luncheon
to mark the organization's 28th
Col. James E. Carter, wing
commander, was the master of
ceremonies. During the
luncheon, Maj. Gen. Nick
Necrason, Air Force Ret.,
Alaskan Military Affairs chief,
read a proclamation designating
the first week in December
"Civil Air Patrol Week in
Alaska." The proclamation was
signed by Alaska Gov. Keith
Several outstanding cadets
who had taken part in various
orientation courses and members
of National Champion Rifle
Team were introduced at the
gala affair.
Col. Edward Weed, Alaskan
Air Command operation's chief,
outlined the close rapport
between his command and Civil
Air Patrol units throughout the
state who p~forrn search and
rescue and emergency serviees
Also attending the luncheon
were Col. Steve Mills,
Washington Wing commander,
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of Melbourne, Fla. on hearing of
the death of their sons David
(21) and John (19).
David, an Army warrant
officer, was killed in action,
Nov. 7, after being shot down by
enemy ground fire while
eopiloting a Cobra helicopter
and John, an Army paramedic,
died last July in an enemy
ambush while on patrol. Both
graduates of Melbourne High
School were assigned to the 1st
Air Cavalry.
A F a l c o n a w a r d w i n n e r,
David also attended Florida
I n s t i t u t e o f Te c h n o l o g y t w o
years before enlisting in the
Army. He was named the top
class graduate at Ft. Waiters,
Tex., and in the top sixth of his
class at Savannah, Ga.

final saga of Mohawk Airlines
F l i g h t 4 11 , w h i c h r e c e n t l y
crashed on a flight from Albany
to Great Falls was written
Thanksgiving morning by the
Tri-County Group of the New
York Wing.
A grim-faced team of cadets
carefully marked the crash site
and surrounding area with
yellow paint under the direction
of senior officials.
The Eastern Aerospace
Rescue and Recovery Center at
Wa r n e r R o b b i n s A F B , G a . ,
ordered this type of action so
that airline pilots, flying over the
area, would not continue to
report the wreckage strewn over
Pilot Knob Peak.
The marking action was Civil
Air Patrol's last official act at
the crash site while helping the
National Transportation Safety
Board investigate the area.
The Tri-County Group joined
NTSB as the probe into the
airliner's crash widened.
A Cessna-172 airplane crew
from the Tri.City Group flew
reconnaissance missions along
the prop-jet's flight route and
over the crash for detailed aerial
photographic coverage of the
area surrounding Pilot Knob
Federal officials hope to
obtain additional information to
determine the cause of the
from these

California Wing Assists
Missing Airplane Search
BURBANK, Calif.-A Beech Bonanza with four persons on board
listed as missing on a flight" from Tonopah, Nev. to Clear Lake,
Calif., triggered an aerial search and rescue mission, Dec. 9, for
members of the California Wing. A C-310 Hercules crew from
Hamilton AFB, Calif., located the crashed plane and directed Civil
Air Patrol units to the site.
Killed in the crash were Dr. Mona Search and Rescue crews.
Paul Wike, his wife, Annette, The Eastern Sierra Search and
sons Richy, 5, and Marshall, 3. R e s c u e t e a m a l s o b e c ~ m e
Civil Air Patrol ground rescue engaged in the search.
teams reached the wreckage at
noon, Dec. 10 after being
directed by the Air Force to
Four CAP pilots, three
observers, in three airplanes and
10 ground search personnel took
part in the mission. They were
(Member Owned)
assisted by U.S. Forestry Service
personnel, officials from Mona
County Sheriff Department and
$1.00 each


New 1970 CAP

Directional Gyro

Cadet Program
modified Civil Air Patrol cadet
program will become optional
July 1, 1970, rather than Jan. 1,
1970 as previously announced.
It will therefore continue in
effect in its present form until
the July 1 optional date.
Either the present program or
the modified program may be
followed during the optional
period (July 70--1 Jan 71).
Before July 1, 1970,
instructions will be mailed to
region, wing, group and
squadron commanders outlining
what specific steps can be taken
to effect a smooth transition
into the revised program.
Three basic documents will
govern the revamped cadet
structure: a cadet handbook, a
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"MAN OF ACTION"-Air Force Maj. Donald D. Jeffers shows
his family the Civil Air Patrol "Man of Action" award which
he received for meritorious service in CAP search and rescue
missions. A procedures and standardization officer with the
North American Air Defense Command for the past four
years, Major Jeffers has also served as operations officer for
CAP Group II1 headquarters in Colorado Springs. (NORAD

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Governor Names


Advisor To Staff
P O R T L A N D , O r e . - - G o v.
Thomas McCall, Oregon's chief
executive, has appointed CAP
Col. O. A. Donaldson, Oregon
Wing commander, advisor to the
governor on Civil Air Patrol
affairs. He directed Colonel
Donaldson to report on activities
of CAP each quarter.
Colonel Donaldson, a charter
CAP member, participated in
anti-submarine patrol duty in
Texas during World War II. He
has been commander of the
Oregon Wing for 31/~ years. In
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of a marina m Portland.

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J A N U A RY, 1 9 7 0


Youth Has
Its Cause

From the Commander

Be Safety
b) Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis
Tr a d i t i o n a l l y, J a n u a r y 1 - N e w Ye a r ' s D a y - i s a t i m e f o r l o o k i n g
backward at the mistakes and failings of the past year and of
resolving that, in the year ahead, these errors and failures will be
In looking back at Civil Air Patrol's past year, I am concerned at
the apparent lack of attention to simple safety rules in CAP
operations. The record indicates that too many members have a
c a r e l e s s , i n d i ff e r e n t a t t i t u d e t o w a r d c o m m o n l y a c c e p t e d s a f e t y
In an organization such as ours, safety and the
promotion of safe practices, is basically the
business of the various commanders. However, it is
your business also. It may be your life that is saved
by being careful, or your unit's aircraft or vehicle
that is saved from needless loss or damage.
In driving motor vehicles, most people develop
the attitude that they are immune to accidents,
f e e l i n g t h a t , s o m e h o w, i t " a l w a y s h a p p e n s t o t h e
o t h e r f e l l o w. " S i n c e m o s t C A P a i r c r a f t a r e s m a l l o n e s , s o r t o f l i k e
airborne automobiles, many people have the same careless attitude
toward them.
D O N ' T M A K E T H I S M I S TA K E ! I f y o u m a k e a n e r r o r o f
judgment in driving an automobile, or "take a chance," nothing may
h a p p e n - t h i s t i m e . Yo u m a y g e t b y. B u t i n a i r p l a n e s , m a k ; n g
mistakes, taking chances, inevitably and surely will kill you!
In seeking to save lives through CAP air search capabilities, many
members become careless in their haste and in the apparent urgency
of the moment.
They ignore the routine of pre-flight in the haste to become
airborne, fly in weather situations they are not equipped to deal
with, fly just a little bit farther when they should turn back, fly in
marginal conditions in an effort to get a closer look at something. In
such situations, instead of saving a life, the mission may end with
more or more additional lives lost. It has happened!
Safety is a state of mind, a mental regimen that forces you to
follow proper practices to take the appropriate precautions
r o u t i n e l y. S a f e t y b u l l e t i n s ~ l e c t u r e s , a n d p r o g r a m s a r e fi n e - b u t
people become bored with the repetition of hearing them and
become hardened and go right on doing as they have been. is
up to you!
If it were only your life you were endangering, that would be
your business. But in Civil Air Patrol operations you are endangering
the lives of others and that is our business.
So, as we look ahead to another successful year of service to
d o m m u n i t y, s t a t e a n d n a t i o n , I u r g e y o u t o l o o k a t a l l t h e c h a n c e s
you took in 1969, at the narrow escapes you had, at the time you
may have endangered other lives. And I urge you to make safety a
way of life.
Airplanes can kill you-and in complex operations such as CAP
conducts, the chances of being killed by one careless moment are
multiplied by the number of people involved.
So...a happy-and safe-1970!

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by Chaplain C. E. Hobgood
Colonel, USAF
"Deep down, what youth is
fighting against is not so much
the war in Vietnam or the global
balance, but an America whose
technology seems
to have robbed
them of any place
in the real work
of the world."
Thus Bruno
Bettelheim, the
psychologist and
teacher, sums up
o n e o f t h e
sources of discontent affecting
not only American youth but
young persons in many different
lands. There can be little doubt
t h a t t h e i n c r e a s i n g
i m p e r s o n a l i z a t i o n ,
standardization and mechanizing
of modern life have brought a
deep crisis of both conscience
and purpose on the part of
millions of young people. Never
before has youth been more
anxious to contribute to a
better, happier world, yet never
before has this seemed harder to
do. All know the results:
youthful resentment,
militancy--and ridiculous
Ye t t h e f a c t i s t h a t t h o s e
very qualities in modern life
which youth may feel make
their efforts superfluous are
those which make what youth
has to give more necessary than
e v e r. I s A m e r i c a , o r t h e w o r l d ,
too mechanized? Then it needs
youth's spontaneity. Is it highly
T h e n i t n e e d s i n d i v i d u a l i t y.
Is it bogged down in old and
difficult problems? Then it
urgently requires youth's
inspiration. Is it over-cautious
and discouraged? Then it needs
youth's optimism and
There was a time--indeed,
throughout most of recorded
human history--when youth's
special strength was not as
desperately needed as were
maturity's wisdom and
e x p e r i e n c e . To d a y b o t h are
needed in equal measure.
If adults have given
i m p r e s s i o n t h a t t h e r e i s no
worthwhile work left for youth
to do, then adults have
committed a grave sin. This
false-hood must be corrected.
The world, without what youth
has to give, would not only be
dull, it would soon die.
The new decade of the 70's
offers an infinite variety of'work
for youth to do--bravely and
happily making this a better
place for everyone.

Chairman's Comments

New Programs Will Demand
All Members' Total Support
by Brig. Gen. F. Ward Reilly
Civil Air Patrol, in the 70's will embark upon some of the most
comprehensive and ambitious programs in its history-programs
which will demand, in large measure, the total resources of the entire
Members at all levels must give these programs their wholehearted
s u p p o r t a n d m u s t g i v e a f u l l m e a s u r e o f i n d i v i d u a l e ff o r t t o i n s u r e
that these programs are a success.
In the past some programs that have been implemented have
received only varying degree of support from the membership, with
that degree dependent upon the individual
member's personal level of acceptance of the
program. This conditional, individual-oriented
acceptance is no longer tolerable.
Civil Air Patrol is now embarking on programs
that received the careful artd studied evaluation
and the full endorsement and support of corporate
officers who direct the Civil Air Patrol National
program. In consonance with our Constitution and
Bylaws, these programs now have become a
solemn obligation for each and every member. When you joined the
Civil Air Patrol, you agreed to carry out the directives of your duly
constituted corporate officers.
This is not to decree that there can be no dissent. There is room
for dissent always in Civil Air Patrol-but the place for dissent,
p r o p e r l y, i s t h e N a t i o n a l B o a r d a n d t h e N a t i o n a l E x e c u t i v e
Committee. Every member can and will be heard, and the Corporate
officers encourage the expression of individual opinion. The
channejs for expressing your opinion are simple and clear, through
the intermediate unit channels to the Corporate level.
In general, CAP members at all levels have been dedicated and
energetic in getting behind the National Board in the
implementation of Board-approved programs.
But now, as we enter the important decade of the 70s, it is even
more compelling upon you to do so, whether you personally agree
or disagree with an approved action, and regardless of any individual
opinion you may hold on the validity or probability of success of a
Board-approved program.
Sound off at the right place and at the right time as much as you
like but once a decision is made by the corporate officers it is
imperative that every member close ranks and give total, unstinting
and enthusiastic support to Corporate projects and programs.

Got A Grievance?
Do you have a grievance7 If
so, register your grievance as
o u t l i n e d i n C A P R 1 2 3 - 2 . Yo u r
unit commanders and superiors
are best equipped to provide.a
proper and timely solution. Do
not, repeat not, register your
grievance directly to National
Headquarters. This only delays
appropriate action since the
correspondence will be sent to
appropriate commander(s) for
resolution when proper
procedures have been followed,
the CAP-USAF IG personnel

N a t i o n a l C o m m a n d e r . . . . . . . . . . . . Brig, Gen. Richard N, Ellis, USAF
N a t i o n a l B o a t d C h a i r m a n . . . . . . . . . . . B r i g . G e n . F. Wa r d R e i l l y, C A P
D i r e c t o r o f I n f o r m a t i o n . . . . . . . . . . . . . L t , C o l . J o h n W. M i l l e r, U S A F
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 , J r. , U S A F
E d i t o r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TSgt. John J. Lyons, USAF

The Civil Air Patrol News is an official publication of Civil Air
Patrol, a private Eenevolent corporation and auxiliary of the United
States Air Force. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily
represent those of the Air Force or any of its departments. Editorial
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Vo l , 2 , N O . 1

January, 197~)

H O L I D AY I N N S t h r o u g h o u t t h e n a t i o n s a l u t e d C i v i l A i r
Patrol during the recent 28th Anniversary by displaying
congratuJatory messages on their attraction boards. (Photo by
Newark, Del. Squadron.)

F LY I N G S E R G E A N T- F a i r c h i l d
AFB has a 21-yeaeold "Flying
S e r g e a n t . L i n d a Wi l s o n , fi r s t
sergeant of the WAF Section and
former Civil Air Patrol
lieutenant colonel, has logged
170 hours in gliders and 25
hours in planes. (AFNS, Bulletin
Board Drawing)




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CLARKSTON, Mich.--Capt.
Marilyn Moore of the Clarkston
......... Composite Sq. was crowned
.............. 'Senior Miss Michigan Wing"
and Cadet Charmaine Callings of
Cherry Hill Cadet Sq. "Miss
Michigan Wing" recently before
100 couples attending the wing's
military ball, Dec. 6, at the
Lansing Civic Center.
T h e m e o f t h e g a l a a ff a i r
marking the 28th anniversary of
Civil Air Patrol was "Stairway to
the Stars."
The traditional tiara and
bouquet were presented to
Captain Moore by Mrs. Charles
Klann, wife of the Michigan
wing commander. Capt. Lucille
Price of Newaygo County
Composite Squadron was named
the first runner-up in the
competition to become Captain
Moore's alternate.
On being chosen Miss
Michigan Wing, Cadet Callings
was crowned by Cadet Lt. Col.
Brenda Walker, cadet council
chairman, who also presented
her a bouquet of flowers. Sally
Jo Welsh of Lansing was named
Miss Ceiling's alternate following
the competition.

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CROWNED-Cadet Charmaine Callings was crowned Miss
Michigan Wing and Capt. Marilyn Moore (right), Senior Miss
Michigan Wing, recently at a gala ball marking the 28th
anniversary of Civil Air Patrol.

Ninety Nines Group
Attends Board Meet

A L B A N Y, G a . - - E l e v e n
members of the Ninety Nines,
the international organization of
licensed women pilots, put on
their Civil Air Patrol uniforms to
attend specialized group
meetings at the National Board
meeting in New Orleans, La.
Attending were Col. Clara
Livingston, Puerto Rico wing
commander; Lt. Col. Martha
A n n R e a d i n g , Te x a s W i n g
OBSERVE CAP'S BIRTHDAY-Belle Clair Optimist Cadet
communicator; Lt. Col, Sarah
Squadron members observe Civil Air Patrol's 28th birthday by
Duke, Tennessee Wing; Capt.
participating in a flag-raising ceremony at the Academy of
Mall this form to:
Shirley Marshall, Arizona Wing;
Notional Headquarters, CAP
Notre Dame, Belleville, III. Raising the American flag (from
SM Janet Robertson, Arizona
Attn. CPPC
left) are C/Capt. Mary Ann Hartmann, Capt. Claudia Tonsi,
Maxwell AFB, Ale. 96112
1 st. Lt. Elaine Orsa and Sister Joyce Ann (SSND), Academy of
Other 99 members attending
included Capt. Aiyce Blacwell,
Notre Dame's vice principal. (CAP Photo)
and Karen Williams of the
ShahS Zip
Kansas Wing; Lt. Col. Coral
Bloom, Pacific Region; Lt. Col.
Charter No.
Jean Ferrell, Colorado Wing;
Check One: Senior (3 Cadet (3
Maj. Jessie Miller, Mockingbird
Squadron commander,
Effective Date
Mississippi Wing and Lt. Col.
P H I L A D E L P H I A , P a . - - L t . established an enviable record of
Betty McNabb, Albany, 'Ga., the
C o l . D o m e n i c k R o s e o f participation in activities,
99s vice president and member
(Athsch Moiling Label
Philadelphia Group X, a
including regional conferences,
c o . o r g a n i z e r a n d e x e c u t i v e e n c a m p m e n t s , R E D C A P s a n d ~ .from.this.copy .of. paper) . . . . . . . of the FAA's Women Advisory
... ... ..... . .......
Committee on Aviation.
officer of Philadelphia's original SARCAPs in his 28 years in the




Lt. Col. Rose Dies in Hospital;
Was Early Pennsylvania Leader

chartered squadron, died Nov. 9
at Jeanes ........
Chase. He was


From 1943
to 1950 he
the squadron
while Lt. Joseph Simcock served
with the Navy. During the World
War II years, he also taught
evening classes in aircraft and
automobile mechanics at Bok
Vocational School in
Philadelphia. In 1944 the Army
Air Force awarded him a
Certificate of Merit for
outstanding work in assisting in
the campaign recruiting Air
Crew Cadet Enlisted Reserves.
Colonel Rose was among
Pennsylvania Wing officers cited
by National Headquarters for
"extraordinary meritorious
service on Aug. 19, 1955"
during the Hurricane Diane
disaster for risking his life to
rescue and evacuate flood
victims from the New Hope, Pt.
Pleasant and Upper Black Eddy
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standby for any mission and/or
emergency, earning his aircraft
the title "Flagship of Group X."
His 24-hour availability was
legendary throughout the'
Delaware Valley. Colonel Rose
devoted countless hours of his
business time to Civil Air Patrol
affairs and was always the "key
man" in emergency operations.
He was a member of the
Aircraft Owners and Pilots
Association, OX5 Club of
America, Acre Club of
Pennsylvania and State Council
on Civil Defense.
He was a modest and very
dedicated man who left an
indelible impression and
influence on those with whom
he associated by his dynamic,
exemplary and inspiring
down-to-earth leadership and
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Civil Air Patrol Brightens
(Continued from Page 1)
met by Arizona CAP officials
store, restaurant, motel and pool
and a caravan of 52 pick-up
trucks, cars and a couple o.f
The Indian tot's newly
hundred Indians to aid in the
discovered joy arrived earlier in
transport of the items to
Phoenix, 185 miles south of
missionary posts through north
here, aboard a California Air
Arizona. The missionary group
National Guard C-97 carrying
was under the supervision of
19,000 pounds of toys, clothing
Jimmy Prescott, missionary to
and foodstuffs earmarked for
the Navajos for the past 15 years
needy Indians in northern
and Arizona director of the
Arizona. There are about
Child Evangelism Fellowship.
150,000 Navajos in that area.
In addition to the 19,000
Seven aircraft were needed to
pounds left at Phoenix, another
airlift more than 100,000
19,000 reached Tucson aboard
pounds of contributions
an Arizona Air Guard C-97 for
collected in the Santa Clara,
distribution to needy Papagos in
Calif., area, in a drive sparked by
southern Arizona; 29,000
Capt. John Layne, CAP, and
aboard two California-based
carried out by fellow CAP
C-119s for Havasus in northwest
members. In a similar project
Arizona; 29,000 on a pair of
last year, his group collected
C-119s for Yumas in western
more than 14 tons in a
Arizona and 16,000 on a
three-week period.
Riehards-Gebaur AFB, Mo.,
The airplanes made drop-offs
based, C-118 for Cree Indians in
at Yuma, Winslow, Phoenix and
the Pierre, S.D. area.
Tu c s o n , a l l i n A r i z o n a , a n d
South Dakota CAP and
Pierre, S.D. At each point, Civil
National Guardsmen handled
Air Patrol cadets assisted in the
off-loading of the C-118 while
off-loading and distribution.
the state's Indian affairs office
California Congressman
supervised the distribution to at
George Millias, representing Gov.
least a half dozen Cree and Crow
Ronald Reagan, was aboard the
tribes in the area.
Phoenix bound C-97, and was
NEEDY INDIANS-More than 200 Navajo Indians from north
Arizona missionary stations were on hand to truck
contributions, donated by San Francisco Bay and Santa Clara

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DISTAFFER HELPS OUT-After the tie-down straps together and Civil Air Patrol
off.loading there was the chore of putting cadets like this ygung lady pitched in to help.

THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS-Holding her first doll this
little Navajo tot was among the recipients who derived benefit
from a 100,000 pound airlift of gifts, food and clothing to the
Navajos in three states, Arizona, California and South Dakota
in December.




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WAITING TO LEAVE-This small Indian girl waits with her
grandmother for the distribution of toys, food and clothing
brought in by an Air National Guard C.97 airplane in a
CAP-sponsored Christmas cheer operation.
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OFF-LOADING-Civil Air Patrol cadets from
Tucson, Arizona, assist with off-loading
contributions in a warehouse at Tucson
International Airport. The donations were
bound for the Navajo Indians in three states

and distributed in conjunction with Teepee II
Indian Relief program sponsored by the Santa
Clara personnel from the California Wing under
Capt. John Layne's direction.




C i v i l A i r P a t r o l R e c o r d s ' B u s y Ye a r '
(Cont. from Page 1)
for their assistance when the
credited with helping save the
service won the USAF's
outstanding unit award,
lives of 26 persons during a period from Dec. 30
Officer Training Offered
to Jan. 5 during which a
disastrous blizzard hit the area.
T h e s h e r i ff ' s d e p a r t m e n t o f U.S. Air Force has approved'
Multnomah County said that the
three Officer Training School
(OTS) spaces for Civil Air Patrol
26 "would have perished
cadets. The cadets will compete
without assistance."
only against other CAP cadets
Cadet Receives Scholarship
for the slots which open a door
21-year-old New Jersey student, to a rewarding career in the Air
Cadet Col. William B. Matzko,
was awarded the first annual
Reed Pigman Flight Scholarship
during ceremonies here. The
award was presented by Mrs. Flood Waters Spur CAP Response
Reed Pigman in honor of her
M A X W E L L A F B ,
Ala.--Raging flood waters in five
late husband who founded
American Flyers, Inc., a charter
North Central states sent
airline and flying school.
hundreds of Civil Air Patrol
members, along with CAP
New Controller Named
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Lt. aircraft, vehicles and radio
Col. Kelly S. Neely was named communications equipment into
N a t i o n a l C o n t r o l l e r a t t h e action recently to assist Civil
Defense officials with emergency
December meeting of the
National Executive Committee. relief operations in those areas.
He succeeded Col. Paul W.
Turner in that post. Col. Neely is Von Braun Honorary Member
a resident of Nashville, Tenn.
scientist Dr. Wernher yon Braun
has joined the ranks of honorary
members of Civil Air Patrol as
the national commander of CAP,
Hunters Saved in Wyoming
Maj. Gen. Walter B. Putnam,
C H E Y E N N E , W y o . - - Tw o conferred the honor on him in
Wyoming men, hunting coyotes ceremonies here recently.
from their light aircraft over a
snow-covered area, crashed and Byrd Donates Scholarship
triggered a statewide search and
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.---Col.
rescue mission. They were found
D . H a r o l d B y r d , Te x a s
within a very short time.
businessman and chairman
emeritus of CAP's National
Episcopal Bishop Visits
Board, contributed $1,000 to
CAP's scholarship program fund.
Rt. Rev. Arnold M. Lewis, D.D.,
Suffragan Bishop for the Armed COMTEST Conducted
Forces, Episcopal Church,
visited National Headquarters nationwide communications
recently. He was briefed on the e x e r c i s e w a s c o n d u c t e d b y
responsibilities of Headquarters, C AP's national headquarters
recently to test the system's
capability to support Air Force,
Federal Aviation Administration
and Civil Defense agencies in
Maryland Unit Tops in Safety
times of emergencies.
Maryland Wing of CAP was
presented the Col. Paul Turner
Safety Award in ceremonies at
t h e N a t i o n a l E x e c u t i v e Former CAP Member Wins Medal
Committee meeting here
PHOENIX, Ariz.--Army CWO
Frederick E. Ferguson, former
CAP mission pilot, has become
CAP Helps Search for F-I 1 IA
the first former CAP officer to
NELLIS AFB, Nev.--An Air
F o r c e F - 111 A w e n t d o w n w i n t h e n a t i o n ' s h i g h e s t
somewhere recently in mountain d e c o r a t i o n f o r b r a v e r y, t h e
country between Nevada and Congressional Medal of Honor,
for action in Vietnam.
California. Civil Air Patrol joined

Exchange. After a four-day stay
here, they dispersed to different
points in the country for visits
Cadet Bell Placed on Honor Roll with different CAP wings.
Colo.--The name of U.S. Air
National Lab on Youth Slated
Force Academy Cadet Roger G.
Bell, 21, a former CAP cadet, first National Laboratory on
was added to Civil Air Patrol's
Ministry to Youth is scheduled
25-year Honor Roll in tapping h e r e f o r S e p t e m b e r .
ceremonies at the Air Force
Participating will be CAP
A c a d e m y. H e w a s n a m e d c h a p l a i n s , t e a c h e r s ,
outstanding cadet in military a dministrators, and national
training in the academy class of
leaders in government, aviation,
and the military, many already
involved in youth work.
NEC Names Wing Commanders
Illinois Group Cited
National Executive Committee
named four permanent wing J a m e s C e l l i , G r o u p 2 3
commanders at its recent
commander. Illinois Wing, and


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the search, spending 11 days
hunting the missing aircraft.
Firm Donates Tubes
California-based electronics
e q u i p m e n t m a n u f a c t u r e r,
EIMAC division of Varian in San
Carlos, donated $2,300 in
transmitter power tubes to Civil
Air Patrol, Maj. E. L. Crabtree,
C A P. U S A F d i r e c t o r o f
communications reported.
CAP Cited for Aid to ARRS
Mo.--Four CAP regions were
singled out recently for their
support of operations in the Air
Force's Central Aerospace
Rescue and Recovery Service.
CAP's North Central, Great
Lakes, Southeast, and Rocky
Mountain Regions were thanked

Number of Sorties Increase

COMMENDED-Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis (left), Civil Air
Patrol's national commander, and Col. L. H. McCormack Jr.,
CAP-USAF's chief of staff, admire a plaque CAP received from
the 7th Air Force for outstanding contribution to the United
States Air Force information program in Southeast Asia.
(United States Air Force Photo)
meeting here. They were Lt. Col.
Marvin S. Donnaud (Tennessee),
Lt. Col, Waiter M. Markey (New
Jersey), Lt. Col. John H. O'Gara
(South Dakota), and Col. Robert
K. Bing (Vermont).
Spiritual Life Conference Held
G L O R I E TA , N . M . - - O n e
hundred fourteen CAP cadets,
escorts and chaplains from states
west of the Mississippi River met
here last month for a Spiritual
Life Conference.
USAF Rates Wing 'Outstanding'
N E W Y O R K , N . Y. - - A
two-day search exercise ended
recently with an 'outstanding'
rating for the New York Wing of
CAP. The exercise followed a
"no-notice" alert issued at 3
a.m. by Maj. Hank Schulter,
USAF, liaison officer to the New
York Wing.

fliers have been credited with
flying more than 6,000 sorties in
support of Air Force-authorized
General McConnell Honored
search and ~'escue missions
during the first four months of
1 9 6 9 , a n i n c r e a s e o v e r t h e John P. McConnell, Air Force
chief of staff, received an
previous year.
Honorary Life Membership in
Civil Air Patrol in ceremonies
CAPettes Visit
here recently at his Pentagon
M A X W E L L A F B , office. General McConnell
Ala.--Thirty smartly-uniformed retired from active duty Aug. 1.
coeds from Oklahoma State
University at Stillwater paid a lACE Group Impressed
visit recently to National
NEW YORK, N.Y.--Young
H e a d q u a r t e r s a n d t o people from 26 different nations
Montgomery, Ala. The group were impressed with the sights in
comprises the "Capettes," an America's largest city as they
all-girl drill team. They are all began their tour of the United
senior members of Civil Air
States as part of the
International Air Cadet



Board of Visitors Meets
M A X W E L L A F B ,
AIa.--CAP's Board of Visitors,
composed of nationally-known
leaders in aviation, industry,
education, religion, business and
government met here recently to
examine Civil Air Patrol's
activities and to offer
suggestions for improvement.
James T. Pyle of New York,
chairman of the group, praised
CAP's Aerospace Education
program as one of the
organization's most important
CAP Lists 32 Saves
Boy Scouts, lost on an outing 30
miles north of Duluth, Minn.,
were found recently by a Civil
Air Patrol pilot, raising to 32 the
number of lives saved by CAP
since the first of the year.
IACE Planners Meet
six-member Air Force and Civil
Air Patrol delegation from
National Headquarters took part
in the 1970 International Air
Cadet Planning Conference in
London. Representatives of 16
nations were expected at the



F orce procedures and

more thanhalf his command
were cited recently for devoted
services to the communities
along the Mississippi River in
danger of flooding in May and
June. Gov. Richard B. Ogilive
presented the group a
commendation for its actions.

CAP Acts as Camille Hits
GULFPORT, Miss.--The most
powerful hurricane ever to hit
the central Gulf Coast sent Civil
Air Patrol units in four states
into action last month. CAP
units in Louisiana, Mississippi,
Alabama, and Florida were
quick to swing into action to
help alleviate the suffering in the
wake of Camille's devastation.
Dr. Judd Challenges CAP
Walter H. Judd, former
Congressman, lecturer, educator,
once a medical missionary to
China, challenged CAP chaplains
and their guests here to "take a
look at ourselves" as they
participate in the first National
Laboratory on Ministry to
Youth. Dr. Judd spoke at the
opening banquet of the
Communications School Ends
K E E S L E R A F B ,
Miss.--Fourteen CAP cadets have
ended two weeks of intensive
training in communications and
electronics at this Air Force
technical training school. The
group studied, the !~.test Air



General Ellis New Commander
Force Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis
has become national commander
of Civil Air Patrol in ceremonies
here. He succeeds Maj. Gen.
Wa l t e r B . P u t n a m w h o h a s
returned to a retired status for
medical reasons.
Cadets Travel to Antarctic
CAP cadets, John Coefield of
Montana and Alan Cockrell of
Alabama, departed from here
recently to participate in a
N a t i o n a l S c i e n c e
Foundation-sponsored Antarctic
expedition. They will return to
the United States in late
Connecticut Conducts Search
NEW HAVEN, Conn.--The
Connecticut Wing of CAP
conducted an extensive air and
ground search recently for a
private plane listed as missing on
a flight from Vermont to New
York. The airplane was located
in Vermont.

Gen. Ryan Pledges Support
John D. Ryan, Air Force chief
of staff, pledged his
"...personal support for the
Civil Air Patrol" in a speech at
the annual meeting of the
National Board here recently. He
had high praise for CAP in his
talk which noted that we face a
period of "austerity."
Outstanding Cadet Named
M A X W E L L A F B ,
AIa.--C/Col. Richard L.
Delanoy, Jr. of Silver Spring,
Maryland was named CAP's
Outstanding Cadet of the Year.
Deianoy, a freshman at Wake
Forest, is a member of the
Wheaton-Silver Spring Cadet Sq.,
National Capi~l Wing.




New Hampshire Scores
1 0 0 P e r C e n t i n S A R Te s t
SUNCOOK, N.H.-"lt's like having life insurance when you're piloting ~n airplane to know that Civil
Air Patrol is on the job," said a New Hampshire pilot recently when asked of her impressions of the
civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force. Placing her faith in CAP's ability to respond to an
emergency was well founded because she knew if she or passengers of an airplane crash survived the
emergency, CAP would find them and bring them to safety.
As practice makes perfect and
continuous training,
professionals, members of 13
different units of the New
Hampshire Wing recently spent
an entire day at Lebanon
Airport participating in a search
and rescue effectiveness test
( S A R Te s t ) . T h e w i n g w a s
engaged in a ground and air
search for a simulated aircraft
listed as missing on a flight from
Barre, Vt. to Portland, Maine.
The exercise began officially
at 8 a.m. and as many Civil Air
Patrol members came from all
over the state, the day really
began at 5 or earlier for many.
Mission headquarters was at the
Lebanon Regional Airport.
Airplanes were serviced,
fueled and inspected for safety
defects. The target of the search,
simulated by a large white
parachute and an emergency
beacon signal, was placed
secretly long before daylight.
The exercise began in a thick
overcast and by mid-morning the
weather cleared. Pilots listened
to briefings from the mission
c o o r d i n a t o r, a i r o p e r a t i o n s
officer, communications officer,
weather officer and ground
operations officer, before going
off on the mission. Safety was
stressed before the pilots and
observers became airborne in
eight CAP-operated airplanes.
In the operations section,
maps and charts were marked to
pin-point the search areas and
the progress of the search
operation. The airplanes, pilots'
a nd observers' names, their
search areas, take-off times were
charted on a blackboard and
monitored by a cadet with a
walkie talkie radio. This
information was relayed from
the flight line to the central
communications center, as each
plane took off and landed.
The communications center
and mobile communications van
became a beehive of activity as
the search pace increased and
air-to-ground messages and
grou nd-to-air messages were
received and relayed. Search
reports were filed by the CAP
pilots every 15-minutes while
ground rescue teams stood alert
for action.
Within six hours, the target
was located and retrieved from
the top of Mount Kearsage. The
ground rescue unit had a lead
role in rescue operations of the
simulated survivors and marking
the crash site.
Impressed with the
professional abilities of the wing
and its personnel, plus its quick
response to the simulated
emergency, Air Force evaluators
rated the New Hampshire Wing
100 per cent effective. It is
among the first two Civil Air
Patrol units achieving this much
coveted score this year in the
annual evaluation of itS

S I M U L AT E D C A S U A LT Y- A s i m u l a t e d s t r e t c h e r c a s e
casualty is prepared for evacuation on a Bonanza airplane by
Group 30 members participating in Pennsylvania Wing's
"Operation Recovery-1969," a massive training and evaluation

Group 30 Members Cited
For Skill in Exercises
John Ballew explains how he controls incoming and outgoing
traffic from his mobile control unit at lndiantown Gap
Military Reservation, Pa. Receiving the briefing is SM Betty
- Crawford of Lebanon Squadron 306, one of several Group 30
members taking part in a massive Civil Defense training
evaluation exercise.

New York Wing Parades
To Mark CAP's 28th Anniversary
Air Patrol aircraft gave an aerial
salute to the civilian auxiliary of
the United States Air Force
here, Dec. 7, as hundreds of
marching units stepped off in
the CAP 28th Anniversary Day
parade. The parade, believed to
be the first of its kind in the
New York Wing, was organized
by Maj. J. P. Ollivier, Suffolk
Squadron VII commander, and
s u p p o r t e d b y M a j . Frank
Scheri's Suffolk Group.

VII's honorary chaplain,
officiated at the service.
Demonstration of drill and
ceremony by Suffolk Squadrorr
VII's Cadet and Cadette Drill
Teams was one of the highlights
of the parade. Other units taking
part in the parade included the
American Legion; Veterans of
Foreign Wars; Catholic War
Veterans; Knights of Columbus;
the Nathan Hale District Boy
Scouts and local Armed Forces

Col. Jess Strauss, New York
Wing commander, led the parade
down New York Avenue to the
strains of the "Huntington
Thunderer," state and national
band championship winners.
The parade also coincided
with the anniversary of the
attack on Pearl Harbor, 28 years
ago, and was designed to honor
the war dead while marking the
birth of Civil Air Patrol.

After the memorial services,
the younger groups went to the
Great Hall of St. John's for
refreshments while parade
dignitaries, CAP officials, senior
members and their wives
attended a reception at the
Italian-American Club at which
Colonel and Mrs. Strauss were
guests of honor.

The anniversary day
observance celebrations received
Members of the Pearl Harbor state and local support when
Survivors Association attended a New York State Gov. Nelson
memorial service at St. John's
R o c k e f e l l e r a n d To w n
Episcopal Church at the end of S u p e r v i s o r J e r o m e A m b r o
t h e p a r a d e . F a t h e r J o s e p h proclaimed Dec. 1-7, "Civil Air
MacGinnis, Suffolk Squadron Patrol Week."

HARRISBURG, Pa.-"Cooperation and coordination" could best
describe operations at Muir Field on the Indiantown Gap Military
Reservation, Pa.,'in November as Group 30 of the Pennsylvania Wing
participated in "Operation Recovery," a simulated national
emergency exercise.
Air Force, Army, state, local
Reading Squadron 303
Civil Defense and Federal
supplied a radio-equipped
Aviation Administration
ambulance while cadets and
personnel worked with Civil Air s e n i o r s p r a c t i c e d r e m o v i n g
Patrol members to make the s i m u l a t e d c a s u a l t i e s f r o m
annual training and evaluation
incoming aircraft.
mission highly successful in spite
of inclement weather conditions.
Twenty-seven aircraft flew a
total of 54 air missions as 35
cadets and 21 senior members
became involved in the exercise.
The United States Army
provided CAP the office space,
equipment, barracks and meals
for its personnel at its
Pennsylvania Wing's Ranger
Indiantown Gap reserve training
Section is planning its annual
winter survival, Feb. 14-15, at
Lt. Col. W. G. Powell, Army
Hawk Mountain, Pa., to teach
military affairs officer, and Capt.
physically fit senior and cadet
Jack Williams, Army liaison
male members winter survival
officer to CAP, worked closely and rescue techniques.
with the seniors and cadets
Participating members will
taking part in the exercise.
provide their own food,
Impressed with Civil Air
clothing, shelter and enter one
Patrol's capabilities, Richard S.
of three courses which include
Funk, Lebanon County Civil
the basic, advanced and senior
D e f e n s e d i r e c t o r, c i t e d t h e training phases.
Pennsylvania unit for its
Registration is at 9 a.m., Feb.
cooperation with Civil Defense. 14 and the school ends at noon,
A dramatic example of the
Feb. 15. The school fee is $2.50
cooperation he mentioned was a n d t r a n s p o r t a t i o n f r o m
airdrop delivery of 12 pints of Allentown to Hawk Mountain
blood to the Lebanon Veteran's will be made available for all
Hospital by Civil Air Patrol.
out-of-state personnel planning
A n o t e o f r e a l i s m w a s to enter the course.
provided when the Federal
Persons seeking additional
Av i a t i o n A d m i n i s t r a t i o n a i r information are requested to
traffic controllers operated a write to the Pennsylvania Wing
H e a d q u a r t e r s , P. O . 2 0 4 4 ,
mobile control tower to direct in
and outgoing traffic to simulate L e H i g h Va l l e y, P a . 18001
ATTN: Ranger Section.
national disaster conditions.

Rangers Plan

School, Feb. 14




Twelve Wings

Texans Put Versatiliti!
Into Training Program


TYLER, Texas-Civil Air Patrol units in east Texas have
discovered their training must be diversified if they are to provide
greater service to their community. Success of a mission goes beyond
training and depends on the ability to follow directions and orders,
they feel.
The Tyler Composite Squadron, Group 7, and the Texas Wing got
a taste of this recently when they helped the Tyler Police Reserves
and Texas Department of Public Safety to evacuate a large number
of Troup citizens when several tank cars derailed and caused a fire.
The accident occurred close to gasoline storage tanks and near a
large butane storage area.
One highway and numerous intersections were restricted to all
traffic other than firefighting equipment and railroad personnel.
Civil Air Patrol personnel and those being assisted stood around the
clock vigil for three days until the danger was over. No one suffered
Civil Air Patrol members have taken to firefighting from
horseback recently as they assisted local volunteer fire departments
in curbing fires in the highly wooded area of the state. They are also
using mounted ground rescue teams in search and rescue operations.
The Texans feel it is a safer way to travel to a crash site especially
when going through snake infested eountry.

PLANNING TRIP-Going over the flight plan before taking
off on a cross-country ride in a Piper 1403 airplane with Cadet
Robert Henry is Ist. Lt. Eugene Husak, a mission pilot and
Connecticut Wing's radio and television officer. Having
completed flight checks in a STOL airplane, Lieutenant Husak
is using his skill to bring cadets on orientation flights as part of
the aerospace education training. The plane and gas is donated
free by Don Santacroce, New Haven Airways manager, who
believes more flight training should be offered to cadets.
(Photo courtesy of Lt. Anne J. Scully)

Southside Cadets Establish
Col. Paul H. Nowell Award

REDCAP BRIEFING-Before launching aircraft on an aerial
search for a Cessna aircraft listed as missing Virginia Wing
members go over the area of the state to be searched on a map.
Taking part in the briefing (from left) are Capt. Ed Woodward,
Task Force D commander; Maj. Ken Rowe, State Board of
Aeronautics assistant director; 1st. Lt. Earl Van Savern, Task
Force A commander and in the background MSgt. Ben Passoa,
USAF-CAP liaison NCO to the wing. Located at an airport the
pilot of the missing plane had failed to close his flight plan
triggering the search. (Photo courtesy of 1st Lt. M. Clay Hall

Milwaukee Nq. Receives Owtt H.g
MILWAUKEE, Wisc.--The Milwaukee Composite Squadron
received a squadron flag recently at its squadron meeting from Leon
Morbeck and Ralph Jeers of the South Shore Water Frolics
Committee. The unit earned the flag for its services to the
committee during the South Shore Frolics, an annual Lake Shore
event sponsored by the Inter-Organization Council of Bay View Inc.
For the past 10 years, the CAP Squadron members have parked cars,
collected tickets and handed out pamphlets for the event. The unit
plans to use the flag at all formations, squadron activities and in

New WO Is Unit's CD Coordinator
PIQUE, Ohio--The Don Gentile Squadron 1706 has a new
warrant officer among its membership. Ward N. Ditmer of Pique has
become the squadron's first aid officer and civil defense coordinator.
He retired from the U.S. Post Office department after 37 years of
service and is presently a self-employed cabinet-maker.
He also holds several key civic positions including Pique City
commissioner, American Red Cross disaster committee chairman,
Salvation Army Advisory Board chairman, Junior Chamber of
Commerce honorary member and Ohio Ru~l Letter Carrier
Assoc:jatign's p~t ,prer~de, nt. He was named.the Jaycee's Outstanding
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M A X W E L L A F B ,
Ala.--Nineteen sixty-nine was a
busy year for Civil Air Patrol,
with 12 of its 52 wings being
called on for help in cases of
natural disaster.
Maj. John G. Berry, director
of Emergency Services at
National Headquarters here, said
that wings being called out in
cases of "Tempest Rapid," code
name for natural disaster relief,
included Minnesota, Wisconsin,
North and South Dakota,
Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio,
Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida,
and Virginia.
Minnesota was called out for
flood and tornado relief
operations while Louisiana,
Mississippi, Florida, and Virginia
responded with help in the wake
of Hurricane Camille. Ohio CAP
members were called to assist
with a tornado disaster relief
The other wings cited
assisted in flood control
activities. Calls for assistance
came from Civil Defense
agencies in all but three cases.
These three came from a police
department and two sheriffs'
In these emergency activities,
the 12 wings called 3,061 senior
members and cadets into action,
and used 165 CAP or
Supporting these operations
were 494 fixed CAP radio
communications stations and
584 mobile stations. Sixty-five
power units were used to supply
electricity during various
emergencies and 546 CAP or
privately-owned vehicles were
used in supporting operations.

RICHMOND, Va.-Members of the Southside Cadet Squadron
have just established the Col. Paul H. Nowell award to be presented
annually in September to the unit's most outstanding cadet. The
award will be presented for the first time in September next year. It
is designed to honor Cadet Colonel Nowell who died in an airplane
accident in August.
He was the squadron's cadet squadron commander and senior
commander for eight years and staff.
several other duties. At the time
of his death he was on the
Middle East Region staff.
Because of his work and
devotion to the Civil Air Patrol
cadet program, the cadets in his
home unit felt it an appropriate
gesture to honor him annually
by awarding the cadet in the
unit the Col. Paul H. Nowell
The individual's selection will
be based on his scholastic
achievements in the cadet
program, participation in unit
activities, military bearing and
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conduct and acceptance by
fellow cadets.
To be eligible for the award, a
cadet must be active in the cadet
" 5 01~
10 000
15 000
program nine months. The final
Medical Expense
500 I
1.000 ] 1,500 [ 2,000 ! 2,500
selection will be made by the



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Two Cited For
Duty With CAP
SANTA FE, N. Mex.--"Ever
wonder if it was worth it all?"
Two dedicated members of the
Santa Fe Composite Squadron,
New Mexico Wing, felt their
service in Civil Air Patrol was, as
they were honored recently at a
surprise banquet before retiring
from the organization. Honored
were Maj. George Knight,
squadron commander, and his
wife, Capt. Dorothy Knight,
squadron adjutant.
They were hosted by 36
members of Civil Air Patrol
representing the New Mexico
Wing, northern group squadrons
and the local squadron at the El
Nido Club here.
Lt. Col. Harliegh Allen,
northern group commander,
presented the .Kuigh~ engraved.
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Oregon Governor Honors CAP Rescue Unit
P O RT L A N D , O r e . - - H i g h l i g h t
of Oregon's annual awards
banquet in December was a
commendation from Governor
Tom McCall. In praising the Civil
Air Patrol generally and the
Multnomah County Squadron
s p e c i fi c a l l y, t h e S t a t e ' s C h i e f
Executive thanked CAP for its
r e s c u e e ff o r t s w h i c h s a v e d 2 6
lives last winter.

"...The people of Oregon
will not forget the more than
300 missions of mercy," he said,
"Or your working more than 30
hours without rest during the
worst storm of the past half
century. The stranded motorists
you rescued from deep drifts
will never forget you nor will the
stranded Oregonians who were
destined to freeze or starve

Safety- an Attitude

without your help." In closing,
Governor McCall expressed the
hope that "....the Oregon Wing
of the Civil Air Patrol will
continue to perform the
outstanding work for which you
are noted."
Six civilian/military media
representatives were also
honored at the huge dinner
which was held at the Portland
Air Force Base Officer's Club.
Presentations were made by 1st
Lt. Patricia R. Davis, Oregon
Wing information officer.
D a v e J o n e s , K O I N - T V,
Portland, for two half-hour
fi l m s , i n c o l o r, o f C A P ' s r o l e i n
Civil Defense and search and
MSgt. Ronald D. Payne,
USAF Recruiters, Portland, for
outstanding support to CAP in
the field of community and
public relations,
D o n S t e l l g e s , K P T V,

Portland, for a 30 minute
d o c u m e n t a r y fi l m , i n c o l o r,
entitled, "CAP in Oregon."
Ron Schillos, Magazine
Editor; for a two-page feature
story on Civil Air Patrol
activities in the December issue
of the "Greater Portland
Commerce" magazine, one of
the most influential periodicals
in the Pacific Northwest; Also
for his long and valued assistance
to CAP as director of Public
Relations, Portland Chamber of
Col. Millard and Lt. Col.
Merle Pugh, Air Force Reserve
Officers, who were pivotal
figures in the success of the
Pacific Region Conference last
August. Both are members of
the AF Reserve information
office at Portland AFB.
Three Oregon CAP units were
honored for having the top
information programs in the

"by Lt. Col. Jean Ferrell,
CAP Secretary
National CAP Safety Council
It is a very simple thing to say be developed through accepting
that if an airman wants to be a
and adhering to the "SAFE
safe pilot, he, must make a
P I L O T ' S T W E LV E G O L D E N
constant, continuing effort
RULES." These rules will guide
toward attaining this objective.
the development of the pilot's
But the path toward this
attitude, and his attitude will
objective can be difficult to
to maintain a
d i s c e r n . T h e c o m p l e x n a t u r e o f causet ihim o f s a f e t y. T h econstant
condi on
the man-pilot and of the
Rules were developed so that
objective itself (safety) presents
t h e y a u t o m a t i c a l l y, a n d w i t h o u t
to the airman a maze, of possible
any conscious effort on the part
directions he could take in his
of the pilot, establish the
quest for safety in flight. This
"insulation," the buffer zone,
maze, in fact, keeps some from
the margin for error, to keep the
ever entering into a meaningful pilot and his flight operations
safety effort.
away from danger.
Certain of these apparent
Accidents never result from
"paths of safety" lead nowhere.
Certain others start in the proper miscalculation r the partr of the
direction, but later lead the pilot
pilot, but instead are the result
into dangers as great as those he
l ttitude
s e e k s t o a v o i d . A s t u d y o f t h e o f a cpermits s m e n t a ofacareless
a series
pilot's objective, safety itself, is
mistakes and miscalculations to
n e c e s s a r y t o k e e p h i m from
compound themselves into an
b e i n g m i s l e d - - p e r h a p s into
c r e a t i n g s o m e o f h i s own
If the
pilot maintains a
S a f e t y i s d e fi n e d a s being
attitude, he need not be too
" f r e e f r o m h a z a r d o r d a n g e r. "
fearful concerning small isolated
This is an unrealistic definition
frailties of improper attention or
for from the day we are born to
forgetfulness because his
the day we die, we are seldom
"insulation," the margin of error
completely free from hazards or
b e t w e e n h i m a n d d a n g e r, w i l l
R A N G E R A N D C A P E X H I B I T- Te l l i n g t h e C i v i l A i r P a t r o l
usually allow him to make a
This being the case, our
correction back to the path of
story through a static display of its search and rescue
primary objective becomes that
s a f e t y. A s m a l l e r r o r o r
equipment was the job of Oregon Ranger Cadets Leonard
of "insulating" ourselves from
miscalculation within the flight
these hazards and dangers. Since
Pilger and Cheryl Borst, who manned the exh~it at an Air
operation of a habitually
these hazards and dangers are so
Force Day exhibit. On display are the various types of survival
safety-conscious pilot will be all
universal, we cannot concentrate t h e m o t i v a t i o n a n d i m p e t u s
gear used in the Ranger's field training program. (Photo
an any one of them with the
necessary to alert him to get
courtesy of the Oregon Wing.)
thought of "containing it" or
back on the path to safety.
"neutralizing it" for fear that
If the pilot does not have a
while we are so engaged we may
safety-conscious attitude, his
be overcome by some other
errors and mistakes become just
hazard to which we are giving
another "goof", just another
little if any attention. Instead,
incident from which he learns
the "insulation," the buffer
little or nothing. Perhaps he lets
zone, must be placed around
the condition continue to exist,
to be linked with other later
We must continually strive to
Canadian Drill Team Helps CAP
errors, thus leading to the
buffer o u r s e l v e s a w a y f r o m
c e r e m o n y. T h e g r o u p h a s w o n
formation of a chain of errors
W R I G H T- PA ' I ' r E R S O N A F B ,
danger. W e d o n o t r e a c h a
and events which always lead to O h i o - - P r e c i s i o n d r i l l b y a t e a m
the Ontario drill competition for
plateau w h e r e w e a r e s a f e
an accident.
from the Royal Canadian Air
the past two years. Some 40
enough o r w h e r e n o l u t h e r
The pilot who is not
Cadet Squadron 310 of Windsor,
senior and cadet members of
effort toward safety is required.
safety-conscious or who tries to
Ontario, Canada, helped Civil
In fact, if we, as pilots, are not
three squadrons of Ohio Wing
"slip safety off and on" like a
making a constant effort toward
Air Patrol units in the Dayton
Group 7 braved near freezing
coat at his discretion will not be
a higher level of safety, we are,
weather to watch.
a l e r t e d t o h i s m i s t a k e s . O n t h e a r e a k i c k o ff t h e i r a n n i v e r s a r y
in reality, progressing toward an
observance here recently.
The Canadian drill team
other hand, it is interesting to
Cadet WO Creg MeMahon led t o u r e d W r i g h t - P a t t e r s o n A F B
note that as the safety-minded
It is readily apparent that if
pilot continues his flying career,
the 31 cadets as they
and the Air Force Museum
we want to maintain a constant
each of his departures from the
demonstrated their mastery of
during their visit.
condition of safety in our flight
"straight and narrow" path of
the Canadian forces drill and
operations, we must develop a
safety-conscious attitude, for the safety becomes less pronounced
a n d h i s r e t u r n t o t h e p a t h i s Cadet Receivas Aviation Award, Trophy
thought in our human make up
m u s t a l w a y s p r e c e d e t h e d e e d . quicker.
DELANO, Calif.--Jean-Marc
special program to receive a
There is no such thing as
This does not mean that the
Dufour, a senior at Delano High
private pilot license. He plans a
"part-time safety" for this
pilot flies about repeating to
S c h o o l a n d a s t u d e n t i n i t s career in aeronautics.
w o u l d p r e c l u d e t h e
h i m s e l f " F l y s a f e l y, " o r " I w i l l
e s t a b l i s h m e n t o f a c o n t i n u i n g Av i a t i o n - A e r o s p a c e E d u c a t i o n
Sixteen other CAP cadets,
fl y s a f e l y, " o r a n y o t h e r s i m i l a r
attitude and condition of safety.
Program, received an aviation
also students in the program,
platitude. These are only words,
T h i s a t t i t u d e a n d c o n d i t i o n award and a trophy at a recent
also received awards at the
and if the pilot concentrates
d e e p l y e n o u g h o n t h e m h e m a y e i t h e r e x i s t c o n s t a n t l y o r n o t a t Civil Air Patrol banquet here.
all. These facts apply to all types
He is the first student in the
even be the cause of an accident.
of safety---at home, in business,
Developing a fixation of
i n t h e c a r, a s w e l l a s i n t h e
Two VL~it Nasa Astronauts
attention on a platitude could
cause a pilot to fail to give
LINCOLN, Neb.--Two
during their visit to Lincoln.
proper attention to his aircraft
members of the Lincoln Cadet
Cadet Karen Hagelberger and
and his flying.
Sq. recently visited with NASA
Cadet Cindy Kubat visited
A good safety-conscious
astronauts Russ Sehweickart, briefly with all five astronauts
attitude and the creation of a, C H A R A C T E R A N D T H E
O w e n G a r r i o t , Va n c e B r a n d , b e f o r e t h e y d e p a r t e d f o r a
consta~.t .condit!0n of ~f.ety can' : H U M A N B . l Z t N G ~
Don Holmquest, ~nd R0n Evans~ return flight to Houston.

state. First place was captured
by the Ashland Sq. (Lt. Col.
Hugh Simpson). followed by the
Gatoway Unit (Lt. Fred Livesay)
and the Astoria Sq. (TSgt. Sonja
Guest of honor was Ralph
McGinnis, State Board of
Aeronautics, who praised the
Oregon CAP Wing for "...its
remarkable improvements in the
past two years." He took special
note of "...all your new
programs such as the Rangers,
the Academy Squadron, the
New Cadet Flying Program, the
impressive Honor Guard Unit,

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OR the benefit of all
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
D CS/Operations at CAP's
National Headquarters.
CAP SAR Activities
(As of Dec. 18)

of missions .......
o f a i r c r a f t . . . . . . . . 7,642
o f s o r t i e s . . . . . . . . . 14,065
H o u r s . . . . . . . . . . . 26,691
m e m b e r s . . . . . . . . . 34,723
R a d i o s . . . . . . . . . . . 4,675
S t a t i o n s . . . . . . . . . . 5,336
Saved ...........
Evacuated ........
A s s i s t e d . . . . . . . . . . 1,527.
SAR Objectives
Located ..........
* These statistics do not
include participation by
Hawaii or Puerto Rico Wings.

An error in a headline in last
month's issue of CAP News
identiffed the Governor of
Mississippi as Governor Bell. The
headline should have identified
the state's chief executive as
Governor John Bell Williams.
The News regrets this error.

Three Honored
Minnesota Wing recently
honored three of its members
for outstanding service to Civil
Air Patrol. Lt. Cols. Henry
Howe, Laura Black and Richard
Palen have each served CAP for
over twenty-five years. The
honors came during Civil Air
Patrol Week.



J A N U A RY, 1 9 7 0

Ninc Personnel Decorated
For Outstanding Service
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Seven
military personnel and two
civilians, all members of the staff
at Headquarters, Civil Air
PatroI-USAF, were honored here
last month at an awards
ceremony in which two persons
received Bronze Star medals.
Receiving Bronze Stars were
Lt. Col. Iris W. Bailey, inspector
g e n e r a l a t H q . , C A P - U S A F, f o r
service at Phan Rang Air Base,
Vi e t n a m ; a n d L t . C o l . M a u r i c e
Y. Gibson, staff judge advocate,
for service at Korat Royal Thai
AFB, Thailand.
L t . C o l . B e r t h a K . C a l l a n d e r,
D C S / C o m p t r o l l e r, r e c e i v e d t h e
first Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air
Force Commendation Medal for
service with the U.S. Air Force
Security Service.
T S g t . R a l p h W. B i g g e r s
received the Air Force
Commendation Medal for service
during Hurricane Camille
Emergency Services Mission at
Gulfport, Miss., in August. He
set 'up and helped operate
emergency communications
facilities in the wake of the
hurricane. He also was
recognized as CAP-USAF
Airman of the Year.
Four persons were honored

for participation in the Air
Force Suggestion Program. They
were Lt. Col. Edwin Lewis,
DCS/Materiel; MSgt. Ross M.
Taylor Jr.; TSgt. Samuel Harris;
and Robert E. McMinn, a
ci~ Ilian.
J o h n V. S o r e n s o n , a c i v i l i a n
w .~ o serves as assistant
DCS/Aerospace Education and
Training, received an
Outstanding Performance

Thousands Watch
CAP Air Show
O K L A H O M A C I T Y,
Okla.--More than 6,000 persons
gathered recently to watch a
Civil Air Patrol-sponsored air
show at Cimarron Field. The
event, sponsored by Oklahoma
City Squadron No 1, featured
static displays as well
demonstrations and fly-bys.
Nearly 70 pilots were among
those attending the show which
was described by local CAP
as a "tremendous
Funds raised at the show
were used to help purchase a
new aircraft for Oklahoma Wing.

CAP Headquarters Clarifies
Ruling on BX Privileges
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Civil Air Patro! Regulation 147-1,
dealing with Exchange privileges for CAP members, is
currently being updated by National Headquarters and will be
published in the near future, according to Lt. Col. Edwin
Lewis, Deputy Chief of Staff/Materiel.
The present regulation, written more than a decade ago,
outlines the conditions under which CAP members may make
purchases in Army and Air Force Exchanges and the types and
amounts of goods that may be purchased.
Military exchanges, which receive continuing close scrutiny
by a number of government agencies, are operated for the
express purpose of serving active duty personnel. Reservists,
National Guardsmen and others are also subject to limitations.
"Some Civil Air Patrol members have complained that
certain Base Exchange privileges have been denied," Col. Lewis
said. "Apparently this problem is generated by some minor
changes in the directive that outlines these privileges and a lack
of understanding of legal restrictions on use of such
"Pending publication of the revised regulation," he added,
"the following guidelines should prevent any embarrassing
CAP members may purchase uniform articles authorized
for wear by Civil Air Patrol directives. These articles must also
meet the requirements of Air Force regulations. Purchases will
be authorized upon presentation of a current, official CAP
membership card.
Additional use of Exchange privileges is permitted only
when the member is in a temporary duty status and occupying
government quarters, such as during summer encampment or
while participating in a special activity.
In these instances, Col. Lewis said, CAP members may
purchase certain items for their personal use, such as candy,
s t a t i o n e r y, t o i l e t r i e s a n d o t h e r i t e m s l i s t e d i n C A P R 1 4 7 - 1 .
However, they may not legally purchase cigarettes or cigars.
Beer may be purchased for on-base consumption only.
They may also use Base Exchange Services, including
service station (gasoline and oil only), garage, laundry, shoe
repair and other facilities.
"When applying for these goods and services," Col. Lewis
said, "CAP members should have with them a copy of their
o r d e r s a s w e l l a s t h e i r c u r r e n t m e m b e r s h i p c a r d . To a v o i d
further delays, it is also advisable to have a statement of
government quarters occupancy from the billeting office."
Noting that many sales clerks may be unfamiliar with Civil
Air Patrol or its status as an official Air Force Auxiliary, Col.
Lewis recommended that the CAP member ask to speak to the
store or facility manager if he encounters any problems in
making a purchase.
"This is the time to shed light--not heat," he said. "If one
member takes a few minutes to explain Civil Air Patrol's
unique status to exchange personnel, many other CAP
members may be spared embarrassing delays.'"
Col. Lewis emphasized the importance of protecting these
privileges. "Follow the rules," he said. "Purchase the
a u t h o r i z e d i t e m s f o r y o u r o w n p e r s o n n a l u s e o n l y, a n d
everyone will benefit."

SPAATZ WINNERS-Five cadets were honored
by presentation of Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Awards
during ceremonies at the recent meeting of the
National Board in New Orleans. Joining CAP's
elite group of Spaatz winners were (front row)

P h i l i p B a r r , A u s t i n , Te x . , A n t o n y U p t o n ,
G o l e t a , C a l i f . , D a v i d D u n t z , H u d s o n , N . Y.
(back row) Lloyd Moroughan, Lanham, Md.,
and Richard Goidel, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Navy Responds to Puerto Rico Wing's Plight
And Turns Over Used C-45 Plane to Unit
by JO1 Perry Brandt, USN
old soldiers, old aircraft never
d i e . Ta k e t h e c a s e o f N a v y
Aircraft number 23801--it was
given away.
In a somewhat unusual
gesture of goodwill, the Navy
and the Johnsville Naval Air
Development Center turned over
an RC-45J twin-engine airplane
to the Civil Air Patrol unit at
Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico.
The story began in February
when the C-45 twin-engine,
propellor-driven aircraft
belonging to the Ramey AFB
Civil Air Patrol unit was
damaged during an operational
exercise. After determining that
the plane couldn't possibly be
repaired, CAP began looking for
a replacement. They knew
h o w e v e r, t h a t C - 4 5 ' s i n g o o d
condition are like good used
cars--very hard to find.
The word-of-mouth
communications system in .the
armed forces is one of the
wonders of the world. An
anonymous Air Force major
stationed at the Willow Grove
Naval Air Station learned of the
Puerto Rico Wing's need for an
airplane to replace its C-45. He
also knew that the Johnsville
Naval Air Development Center
(NADC) was retiring a modified
C-45 after 25 years of Naval
service. Although the aircraft, in
accordance with regulations, bad
to be retired from service, it was
still in remarkably good
condition. Having this
information in hand, the Major
notified the CAP at Ramey
With the wheels set in
motion, Headquarters
CAP-USAF was notified of the
impending retirement of 23801.
Queries were made to the Navy
Department on the possible
availability of the aircraft.
After conferring with NADC
and thoroughly inspecting the
aircraft (and the regulations),
the Navy finally gave the
go-ahead to NADC to turn

custody of the aircraft over to
After all paperwork had been
the Civil Air Patrol, Ramey
completed, Lt. Col. Palmer; his
co-pilot, retired Lt. Col. James
With all necessary clearances W y s e ; a n d c r e w c h i e f , M S g t .
obtained, Air Force Lt. Col. G.
Louis Gardner climbed aboard
C. Palmer arrived at the Center's the plane and flew south.
N a v a l A i r F a c i l i t y. T h e r e , N a v y
It took the CAP about six
C o m m a n d e r W. J . R i g n e y, t h e months and several alert friends
facility's aircraft maintenance of civil aviation, but they now
o f fi c e r , h a d a l l t h e c t i s t o d y have replaced their aircraft. And
papers ready, 23801 gassed up
the Navy and the Johnsville
and ready to fly to its new home
Naval Air Development Center
in Puerto Rico.
made some new friends.

IT'S YOUR PLANE NOW-Air Force Lt. Col. G. C. Palmer
receives custody papers for C-45 aircraft from Commander W.
J . R i g n e y, J o h n s v i l l e N a v a l A i r D e v e l o p m e n t C e n t e r a i r c r a f t
m a i n t e n a n c e o f fi c e r. L t . C o l . P a l m e r a n d h i s fl i g h t c r e w fl e w
the aircraft to Puerto Rico for the Civil Air Patrol. (Official
U.S. Navy Photo by John Bobersky.)

Nebraska Cadet Named Scholarship Semi-Finalist
K a t h y H e a l y, a m e m b e r o f t h e
Lincoln Cadet Sq. has been
selected as a semi-finalist in
National Merit Scholarship

C o m p e t i t i o n . To a c h i e v e t h e
honor, Cadet Healy scored in the
top one percent of over 650,000
highschool juniors who took the
test throughout the country.