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eyes of Civil Air Patrol will-be
focused on the Statler Hilton's
luxurious hotel in downtown
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . , O c t . 9 - 1 0 ,
when members of the CAP
National Board hold their annual
meeting to discuss plans
the corporate
One of the key agenda items
the board will consider is the
election of a national board
chairman for the Civil Air Patrol
Corporation. Brig. Gen. F. Ward
R e i l l y, a C h a t t a n o o g a ( Te n n . )
businessman and curent
chairman, is completing his
second term of office.
Registration will begin on
Oct. 8 and the general assembly
will meet at 9 a.m. on Oct. 9 and
10. Highlight of the three-day
conference will be a gala" formal
reception and banquet on
Saturday evening, Odt: 10,

NEC Acts
On Vital

A F B ,
of the
Ala.--A nnouncement
a p p o i n t m e n t o f G e n . J o h n P.
McConnell as the organization's
executive consultant, passage of
a resolution on the POW-MIA
t r a g e d y, s e l e c t i o n o f t h r e e n e w
wing commanders, four interim
wing commanders and briefings
on various programs were among
the highlights of the recent
National Executive Committee
meeting here.
The committee took decisive
a c t i o n o n t h e P O W- M I A a g e n d a
item by adopting a resolution
calling on Civil Air Patrol
members to support programs
aimed at assuring better
treatment of these Americans.
Promoted to the rank of
colonel and named wing
c o m m a n d e r s w e r e R i c h a r d T.
Davis, Maine; A. A. Milano,
Pennsylvania; and R o b e r t C .
Owen, Florida.
interim wing
commanders w e r e L t . C o l e .
Ronald R.
Kelso, Wyoming:
(continued on page I0)

F o r m e r A i r F o r c e C h i e f o f S t a ff , G e n . J o h n P a u l M c C o n n e l l
(left) is welcomed on his arrival at Maxwell AFB, Ala., by Lt.
G e n . A l v a n C . G i l l e m I I 1 ( s e c o n d r i g h t ) , A i r U n i v e r s i t y.
commander and Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis, CAP's national
c o m m a n d e r. T h e N a t i o n a l E x e c u t i v e C o m m i t t e e r e c e n t l y
announced General McConnell's acceptance of the position of
e.~ucutive c~=,s.dtaid to the C'v:! .".,it r~31rg! .'orr;orat;on. 'A;r
Force Photo,

Success Marked IACE Program
As Foreign Cadets Tour Nation
significant event designed to
bridge "'today's generation gap"
while promoting a dialogue of
international good will was
recently concluded when Civil
Air Patrol hosted aviation
oriented teenagers on a 21-day
visit to this country.
Extending goodwill across
three continents, CAP promoted
a better understanding of the
American system and deeper
knowledge of aviation and
aerospace education among the
future young leaders in these
fields as they visited this nation
from countries in Europe, South
America and Asia.
The event was the Civil Air
Patrol-sponsored 23rd Annual
International Air Cadet
While foreign cadets visited in

Cadet Contracts
Are Restricted
bulk orders have been received by the
Bookstore for Modified Cadet
Program achievement packets which
will not be filled, officials here
To enter the modified program,
individual cadets must order
achievement packets. Packets for
staff members and unit libraries may
be ordered but will not contain the
contract form.
Requests for copies of the
contract form will not be honored. If
copies are desired for informational
purposes, refer to the appendix of
the Leeder'~s Na6db0ok~ (C~PM
50-16), educators here state.

the United States, some 250
CAP Cadets, along with senior
CAP and Air Force escort
officers, participated in
e x c h a n g e t o u r s t o 2 5 foreign
This was the
c o n s e c u t i v e y e a r t h a t female
CAP cadets participated in the
previously all-male exchange
program. The young ladies
visited Austria, Great Britain,
Hong Kong, Israel and the
Air minded young people and
their escorts from 16 countries
r e n d e z v o u s e d i n N e w Yo r k C i t y
for the first phase of the IACE
i n J u l y. T h e g r o u p s p e n t t h r e e
days sightseeing and shopping
for souvenirs around Manhattan.
Social engagements included
a v i s i t t o t h e N e w Yo r k M u s e u m
of Arts, a boat trip around

Eyes of CAP
O n Wa s h i n g t o n
Board Meeting

Manhattan Island and a tour of
the United Nations building
highlighted their three-day stay.
The foreign cadets topped off
their visit by attending a'gala
b a l l a t t h e f a m e d
Wa l d o r f - A s t o r i a H o t e l a s g u e s t
of the New York Wing.
Attending the banquet was
Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis,
CAP's national commander and
high-ranking Civil Air Patrol
officials. The next day the
v i s i t o r s l e f t N e w Yo r k t o s p e n d
11 days at CAP wings
throughout the nation before
r e t u r n i n g t o Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . ,
to climax their American visit.
The nation's capital was the
stage center for the 250 aviation
visitors as they gathered there in
August to climax the 1970 IACE
(continued on page 8)

McConnell Named
Executive Consultant
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.-Gen. John Paul McConnell, Air
Force chief of staff until his retirement last August, has
accepted the position of exec:~.tive c~)nsultan* to ~he Civil
Air Patrol. His acceptance was made public. Aug. 22, at
the quarterly meeting of the organization's national
executive committee.
I n t h i s r o l e , G e n e r a l Europe, General McConnell was
McConnell will provide
executive level advice on CAP
affairs dealing with organization,
administration and overall policy
from his business office in
Washington, D.C.
No newcomer to Civil Air
Patrol, the retired four-star
general along with the late Sen.
Bumet Rhett Maybank, D-S.C.,
wrote the original public law
passed by Congress in 1948
m a k i n g C i v i l A i r P a t r o l the
o f fi c i a l a u x i l i a r y o f t h e Air
A native of Booneville, Ark.,
General McConnell graduated
from the U.S. Military Academy
in 1932 and received his flight
wings a year later,
Following years of broad
experience in a variety of
operational and administrative
assignments including Air Force
positions in both Asia and

Two Phase Insurance Coverage
Offered to Senior CAP Members
A new and broadened Senior
Member Accident Insurance
Program has been announced by
the Chairman of the Board of
C i v i l A i r P a t r o l , B r i g . G e n . F.
Ward Reilly.

The new Program is in two
P H A S E I . - - - E ff e c t i v e 1 5 J u l y
1970 all Senior Members are
Automatically insured--concurrently with their membership in
Civil Air Patrol--at no cost to
the member--in the amount of
$1,000 covering accidental death
while participating in Civil Air

Patrol activities, plus world-wide
accident coverage, whether or
not on Civil Air Patrol duty, as a
pilot or passenger in standard
certificated aircraft or as a
passenger in any common
carrier. The cost of this Phase is
b o r n e b y t h e N a t i o n a l Tr e a s u r y
of Civil Air Patrol.
PHASE II :--The current
Senior Member Accident
Insurance is available to Senior
M e m b e r s o n a Vo l u n t a r y b a s i s ,
and provides world-wide
coverage for all accidents--in the
air and on the ground--whether
or not on Civil Air Patrol

featuring a nationally prominent
The National Finance
Committee will meet the evening
of Oct. 8.
Other committee meetings to
be held during the 9th and 10th
National Communications
National Aerospace
Education Advisory
National Medical Advisory
Spaatz Award Committee
Emergency Services
National Safety Committee
The registration fee will be
$25 which includes Board
participation, reception, and
Hotel reservation forms and
instructions have been sent to all
(continued on page 2)

duty--24 hours per day--and is
available in units of $5,000
Death and .Dismemberment
Benefit plus $500 Medical
Reimbursement up to a
maximum of $25,000 Death and
Dismemberment and $2,500
Medical Reimbursement. The
cost of this Phase is borne by the
individual member.
In discussing the new Senior
Member Accident Program,
General Reilly stated that fot a
limited time evidence
insurability would not
r e q u i r e d u n d e r P h a s e I I , the
' (continued on page 2)

a p p o i n t e d v i c e c h i e f o f s t a ff i n
1964. Six months later he
became chief of staff succeeding
Gen. Curtis E. LeMay.
As chief of staff, General
McConnell served in a dual
c a p a c i t y. H e w a s a m e m b e r o f
t h e J o i n t C h i e f s o f S t a ff w h i c h ,
a s a b o d y, a c t s a s t h e p r i n c i p a l
military advisor to the President.
I n h i s o t h e r c a p a c i t y, h e w a s
responsible to the secretary of
the AirForce.
The general's many military
decorations include four
Distinguished Service Medals,
the Legion of Merit with three
Oak Leaf Clusters, the
Distinguished Flying Cross,
several Air Medals and Bronze
Stars, and decorations from 15
foreign governments.
In June 1965, General
McConnell was presented an
honorary doctor of laws degree
from the University of Akron,
Ohio. He also received an
honorary doctor of laws degree
from the University of Arkansas
in June 1966.
The NEC has indorsed CAP
s p o n s o r s h i p o f A O PA
SKY=SAFE Clinics. Every
CAP pilot will be given an
opportunity to participate in
a combination ground school
and flight evaluation. The
Corporation will fund fifty
percent of the $30 individual
cost. Additional particulars
will be furnished in the next
issue of the News as to where,
"when, and how to apply.




C A L E N D E R O F E V E N T S C A P S e n i o r Members
Rocky Mountain Region Sept. 12

Standardized SAR Course

Burley, ldaho

Among subjects the course
GOVERNORS ISLAND, personnel to learn
N.Y.--Twelve Civil Air Patrol techniques which the Coast would cover are SAR facilities,
planning, and coordination;
senior members, working with
Guard has developed,
CAP region and wing officials s c a n n i n g ; p a r a c h u t e d r i f t ;
an Air Force adviser and a
Sept. 25lACE Tour-Planning
New York,
pararescue; electronic searching;
retired Air Force officer, have . a n d o f fi c i a l s a t N a t i o n a l
Washington, D.C.,
Oct. 7
developed an outline for a
H e a d q u a r t e r s h a v e l o n g FAA facilities; search safety;
proposed Standardized Search recognized the need for such a search patterns; survivor stress
and Rescue Education for CAP course. The National Search and and environment; area coverage;
North Central Region
SepL 26
Lake Okabogee,
and communications.
m e m b e r s w h i c h w o u l d b e Rescue School here has room for
T h ose responsible for
presented at regional levels,
only a few CAP members.
National Board Meeting
The proposed course would
T h e g r o u p d e v e l o p e d t h e developing the proposed course
Oct. 9-10
Statler Hilton, D.C.
include: Lieutenant Colonels
be based upon that presented by p r o p o s a l a t a s e m i n a r i n
National Chaplain's Meeting Oct. 13-14
MaxwellAFB, Ala.
(CAP) Roy E. Stuhr(Nebraska),
the Coast Guard here and would c o n j u n c t i o n w i t h t h e i r
enable greater numbers of CAP
attendance at the National SAR Chester Gray (Michigan), John
school this past summer.
C. McDonald (Florida), and
B e n e fi t s o f t h e p r o p o s e d Louis H. Powell (California);
course would include the use of Majors (CAP) Joel E. Sussman
standardized SAR techniques (New York), George T. Durkin
t h r o u g h o u t t h e e n t i r e C A P (New York), and Russell R.
o r g a n i z a t i o n ; a m o r e Bateman (Utah); Captains (CAP)
R i c h a r d V. M c D o u g a i l
professional and efficient use of
(continued from page 1)
$60. Those people planning to
anticipation of some limitation resources on hand; and better (Colorado), and Ben C. Harris
attend should send their
region and wing commanders.
on available airlift, those persons r e l a t i o n s w i t h o t h e r
reservations directly to the hotel
located within driving distance
CAP rates are $20 for singles,
organizations involved in search
Also, First Lieutenants (CAP)
no later than Sept. 24 otherwise
o f W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . , a r e and rescue efforts.
Edward S. Munney (National
$26 for doubles, and suites from
r e s e r v a t i o n s c a n n o t b e encouraged to drive or use
Capital) and Melanio O. Ortiz
The proposed course would
confirmed. If members must
surface transportation. In view b e p r e s e n t e d a n n u a l l y ,
(Massachusetts); and CWO
cancel their reservations, they
of limited hotel parking facilities preferably at Air Force facilities.
(CAP) Eugene Augustin
should do so as soon as possible and the cost of parking fees, T h e i n s t r u c t o r s w o u l d b e
so that other CAP members can
Also on the committee were
personnel arriving by private
National SAR School personnel,
b e a c c o m m o d a t e d . A l l C A P vehicle are invited to park at
Air Force personnel, and CAP Maj. Ned L. Cagle, Air Force
members must register with the Boiling AFB. Not only will this members who had attended the staff member at the school who
(continued from page 1)
CAP registration desk before
save members money, but it will N a t i o n a l S A R S c h o o l . T h e served as adviser, and Ma}. Blair
Vo l u n t a r y P r o g r a m , w h i c h
means that Senior Members may they register with the hotel in
provide greater security for
course would last for six days.
E . N i l s s o n ( U S A F, R e t . ) o f
choose from one to five units of order to get the special CAP u n a t t e n d e d v e h i c l e s .
Prerequisites for attending
coverage without medical
Transportation will be provided the course would be completion
examination during this
The tentative schedule for the from the Boiling AFB parking of a correspondence course on
enrollment period.
Board meeting on Friday, Oct.
area to the hotel.
search and rescue to insure that
General Reilly stated that the
9, includes a presentation by the
Airports to be utilized are all candidates possessed the same
combination of the Voluntary
National Commander, Brig. Gen. A n d r e w s A F B , M d . , f o r a l l b a s i c k n o w l e d g e o f S A R
Senior Member Accident
military aircraft, and Friendship procedures and nomenclature.
Insurance coverage and the Richard N. Ellis, USAF, and
remarks by the Chairman,
A i r p o r t , B a l t i m o r e , M d . , f o r Those attending would also have
Automatic, cost free, $1,000
General Reilly, followed by the
CAP and civilian aircraft. Butler to be selected by their wing
Death Benefit, offers Civil Air
election of a new chairman of Aviation is recommended for use commanders and would have to
M A X W E L L A F B ,
Patrol Senior Members the best
Ala.--Mission coordinators are
the Board. An informal no host
and most economical Accident
at Friendship. Transportation hold a current CAP Form 101
badly needed in Civil Air Patrol
Insurance Coverage available social will be held that evening. f r o m F r i e n d s h i p w i l l b e
(Emergency Services Card)
at this time, according to Col.
O n S a t u r d a y, O c t . 1 0 , t h e
scheduled airline limousine
e n d o r s e d w i t h a p p r o p r i a t e Andrew J. Ritchey, director of
Urging Senior Members to assembly will be addressed by
service or bus service which qualifications.
Operations at CAP National
take advantage of this
departs every 30 minutes. CAP
exceptional Accident Insurance G o v e r n o r J o h n E . D a v i s ,
Director of Civil Defense (OCD),
transport will be provided from
Coverage, the National Chairman
They are needed, for one
said that individual members will Brig. Gen. Frank Everest Jr., the general aviation parking area
thing, to serve on the operations
commander of Aerospace
to the limousine service or bus
soon receive a special brochure
staffs at control airports under
area. Arrivals by commercial air
detailing Accident Insurance Rescue and Recovery Service
State and Regional Defense
n o w b e i n g m a d e a v a i l a b l e and a representative of FAA.
at Dulles or National Airports
Airlift (SARDA) plans now in
through membership in Civil Air Committee reports and National
MINF_X)LA, N.Y.--Civil Air
should use airline limousine
effect under CAP's
Patrol's Northeast Region will Memorandum of Understanding
Board business will round out service.
Application, reproduced
hold its 1970 Flight Safety
the Saturday assembly session.
with the Federal Aviation
There are many things to see
below, may be completed and
Airlift as available will be
and do in our National Capital S e m i n a r O c t . 2 - 5 a t t h e Administration.
mailed with check to cover the
Sheraton-British Colonial Hotel
They also are needed as
p r e m i u m b y t h o s e members p l a n n e d t h r o u g h t h e r e g i o n ranging from the cultural and
in Nassau, Bahamas.
l i a i s o n o f fi c e s . H o w e v e r, i n historical to high.spirited night
wishing to subscribe.
Cost of the four-day stay liaison at state and local
Emergency Operations Centers
~ m ~ m ~ m w m ~ m ~ m m ~
life. The Statler.Hilton offers the
~ ~ mmmmm
there ranges from $139 to $199
delegates to the board meeting p e r p e r s o n , d e p e n d i n g o n (EOC) to advise on emergency
airlift operations as indicated in
easy access to the cultural and number of persons per room,
and is an all-expense paid tour. t h e n e w a n n e x o f t h e O C D
historical centers throughout the
1 Unit 2 Units 3 Units 4 Units 5 Units
I n c l u d e d i n t h e c o s t i s Federal Guide.
Accidental Death $5,000 $10,000 $15,000 $20,000 $25,000
round-trip jet fare from New
Mission coordinators need to
See you at the National
Dismemberment 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000
York. Those who wish to do so
have taken the Civil Defense
Medical Expense
1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500
m a y fl y t h e i r o w n p l a n e s t o Management Course at the CD
Nassau. Those supplying their
Staff College in Battle Creek,
own transportation may deduct M i c h . , o r s h o u l d e n r o l l i n
Annual Cost
The following corporate aircraft ~ve $50 per person from the package Regional CD Courses which will
$10.00 $20.00 $30.00 $40.00 $50.00
been approved for sale to interested price.
20.00 40.00 60.00 80.00 100.00
be offered in the near future.
buyers. Bids and inquiries for
Civilian dress will be required
Mission coordinators, the
information relative to these aircraft
I l-~reby Make Application For Civil Air Patrol Senior Member
s h o u l d b e s u b m i t t e d t o t h e for the occasion. Uniforms may colonel added, need an in-depth
organization possessing the aircraft.
Accident Insurance Under Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co.
not be worn but blazers are
insight into civil defense EOC
Bid closure date as indicated.
Master Policy On File At National Headquarters Civil Air
PIPER J3-C65. Date of
Reservation fees of $25 per
Manufacture: 1944, N7900A.
He urged CAP wings to begin
Airframe Time: 875.0. Engine
person should be sent to:
Time: S75.0. Engine Time
a program for upgrading
NER-CAP, Suite 306
Since Major Overhaul: 441.0.
qualified search and rescue pilots
91 No. Franklin St.
Name ............................................Date of Birth ......................
Fair condition. Estimate
to mission coordinator status.
Hemps'cad, N.Y. 11550.
$1,250 to refurbish aircraft.
Aircraft possessed by
R e q ' u e s t s f o r f u r t h e r SAR and CD tests, he said, can
Address ......................................................................................
Minnesota Wing, Room 668
information should be sent to b e u s e d f o r o p e r a t i o n a l
Federal Building, Fort
the same address.
CAP Ser. No ........................ Pilot ............. Non-Pilot ................
S h e l l i n g , Tw i n C i t i e s ,
Minnesota 55111. Minimum
Bid of $1,500. Bid closure
Beneficiary .............................................. Relation ....................
date: 2 November 70.
PIPER PA28-160. Date of
No. Units Applied For .......................... Premium $ ...................
Manufacture: 1961. N5187W.
Airframe Time: 1989.0.
Engine Time: 1989.0. Engine
I Certify I Am A Member Of The ............................ Wing, CAP
Time Since Major Overhaul:
1044.0. Aircraft is serviceable.
Will require major engine
overhaul in the near future.
Signed ............................................................Date ...................
Aircraft possessed by the
South Dakota Wing, 2100
Make Check Payable To Turner-Weaver-Wilson
West Russell Street, Sioux
j ',
I\'(; Till:,
FOR('F '
Fails, South Dakota 57104.
P.O. Box 6010, Nashville, Tennessee 37212
~;~: (2|5) JE $0500 6583 Roosevelt Blvd.. Phila., Pa. |9|49 Depf. ~'~
Minimum Bid of $4,000. Bid
, closure qate: 2 November 70., , ,
. . . .
~ l l N ~ i l i l ~ ' ~ i l ~ m l t ,
Tennessee Communications


Tullahoma, Tenn.

National Board Meets In Washington
To Screen Program For Coming Year

Plan Offered.

CAP Seeking

NER Schedules
Safety Seminar



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War College Course Opened
To Q u a l i fi e d C A P O f fi c e r s
M A X W E L L A F B ,
Ala.--Eligible CAP officers and
civilians may now enroll in the
Air War College correspondence
program by forwarding a
completed application, AWC
Form 0-6, Enrollment Record,
+!ii!i!iiii~iJiE!i!i!i!iiiiiiiii+ii++izii+iii~i+r C o l l e g e
to the Air Wa
(AWCEDAC), Maxwell AFB,
A l a . 3 6 11 2 . T h e AW C F o r m 0 - 6
may be obtained by sending a
written request to National
Headquarters, CAP (DO0),
Maxwell AFB, Aia. 36112.
Interested officers in the
grade of lieutenant colonel and
above, lieutenant colonel
selectees, majors who have
completed a Command and Staff

Cadets from the Oklahoma Wing get some tips on maintenance
from Maj. Walter R. Trim, Air Force Reserves, as he points to
the propellor of a transport aircraft on the flightline at Dyess
AFB, Texas, encampment training site for the Oklahoma Wing
cadets. In the group .from the left are Cadets Cynthia A.
Carter, Steve A. Singleterry, William S. Fitzpatrick, Dennis L.
Robbins and Jay K. Forrtesch. (U.S. Air Force Photo)

Cadets Spruce Up Life
For Circle Residents
normal routine of Academic
Circle here was livened up for
two weeks in August by a group
of 120 young people marching
in formation, something'~'a~her
rare for this base, which is
devoted mainly to the further
military education of Air Force
The youngsters, Civil Air
Patrol cadets, had been
attending a two-week CAP Cadet
Officers School and part of their
time each day was spent in
military drill, preparing to take
part in a wing parade.
The school, designed to teach
the teen-agers qualities of
leadership and communication,
was conducted by Reserve
o f fi c e r s o n a c t i v e d u t y, A i r

Seniors End
Space Course
At Maxwell
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Three
CAP senior members recently
completed the Allied Officers
Weapons and Space Orientation
Course here.
Lt. Col. Arthur D. Rich,
South Carolina Wing; Lt. Col.
Lee F. Smith, Alabama Wing and
Capt. Catherine V. Brooks, New
Jersey Wing together with
officers from 29 allied nations
took part in the four-day course.
The course, sponsored by the
Air University Institute for
Professional Development,
covered current U.S. missile and
space programs, conventional
weapons and the fundamentals
of space operations.
Graduation ceremonies were
held u

University and CAP personnel.
It ended Aug. 28 with
graduation ceremonies and a
banquet. The graduation speaker
was Lt. Col. Warren C.
Thompson, director of
Academic Instruction, Academic
Instruction: arid Allied Officers
School. Col. Chester H. Bohart,
C A P - U S A F v i c e c o m m a n d e r,
greeted the cadets on behalf of
General Ellis and
symbolic diplomas.
The school consisted of
lectures, seminars, impromptu
speech-making and periods of
recreation. The cadets also spent
one day visiting the Army's
a v i a t i o n c e n t e r a t F t . R u c k e r,
All parts of the United States
were represented at the school,
with cadets from as far away as
Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
An Hawaiian cadet, Cadet
Second Lieutenant Guy
Maynard, liked the school but
had his own opinion of Alabama
w e a t h e r. " T h e o n l y t h i n g I d o n ' t
like about Cadet Officers School
i s t h e w e a t h e r, " h e s a i d . " I t ' s
too hot and I can't stand the
h u m i d i t y. "
Language was a minor
p r o b l e m f o r t h e 11 c a d e t s f r o m
Puerto Rico. The cadet
c o m m a n d e r, C / l s t . L t . G a r c i a
Catalan, spokesman for the
others, said that at times the
lecturers and instructors "speak
too fast for some of us to
understand the English."
But another Puerto l~ican
cadet expressed the consensus of
feeling about the school. "I
came here to make friends and
learn those things about
leadership that I can use to
improve my (CAP) squadron,"
he ~id.
That, indeed i w

he all

course and civilians in the grades
GS-13 and above are eligible to
further their professional
military education through this
In recent years, the number
of officers attending Air
University's resident professional
military education (PME)

courses has been curtailed
primarily due to operational
commitments in Southeast Asia.
To o v e r c o m e t h e d e fi c i e n c y i n
PME, the AWC Correspondence
Course is being offered both on
an individual basis and through
group study classes, officials

Three Earn
CAP Medal
Of Valor
Civil Air Patrol members were
honored for acts of heroism,
another was cited for
distinguished service and 14
others earned medals for
exceptional service to the
organization during the year.
Maj. Johnnie A. Pantanelli,
N e w Yo r k W i n g a n d C a p t .
'~ouglas E. Keller, Florida Wing,
received the Bronze Medal of
Va l o r f o r c o n s p i c u o u s h e r o i c
action while Cadet David L.
White, Florida Wing, earned the
C A P S i l v e r M e d a l o f Va l o r, f o r
risking his life in a mission above
and beyond the call of duty.
The Distinguished Service
Medal was awarded to Col.
Charles C. Doughty for
outstanding duty performances
from Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, 1969
with the South Dakota Wing.
CAP Exceptional Service
Medals were awarded to Cols.
William B. Cass, Iowa Wing;
R o g e r J . F r e y, N o r t h C e n t r a l
Region; Richard A. Salsman,
North Dakota Wing; Chaplain
(Col.) Herbert H. Stahnke,
North Central Region; Lt.Cols.
W i l l i a m K . B a k e r, E u g e n e A .
K e r w i n , S u n g W. K i m , C h a p l a i n
(Lt. Col.) T. Samuel Lee, Hawaii
Wing; Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Robert
T. N e w b e r g , I o w a W i n g ;
Chaplain (Maj.) Raymond A.
Ay d t , N o r t h D a k o t a W i n g ; M a j .
Donald O. Bray, Texas Wing and
Capt. John H. Layne, California

C/WO Fred Miller Ill (left), steadies the launching pad as
Cadet Tom Belisle prepares his Estes Sprint model rocket for
blast-off in a six-state regional meet of the National
A s s o c i a t i o n o f R o c k e t r y. M i l l e r l a u n c h e d a s i m i l a r m o d e l t o
win first place in the NAR leader division of the parachute
duration event, sponsored by the Space Pioneers NAR Section
at New Canaan, Conn., for contestants from throughout the
New England states. (CAP Photo by Capt. Larry Loos)

Wing's Model Rocketeers
Demonstrate at CAP USAF
CHICOPEE, Mass.--Seven
Springfield area cadets of Group
I, Massachusetts Wing,
participated in the twelfth
annual national model rocketry
championships, Aug. 17-21, at
NASA's Manned Spacecraft
Center, Houston, Texas.
Organized by the National
Association of Rocketry (NAR)
the competition attracted top
model rocketeers from nearly
every state in the nation. All of
the Group I cadets were from
t h e We s t o v e r C a d e t S q u a d r o n
except Steven Humphrey of
The Westover Cadets
parti~ipatAn~' ~.n th~tile{,¢"w~re

J i m A d a m s , To m B e l i s l e , D o n
Lacharite, Fred Miller III, Dave
Zolenski and Doug Squires.
Capt. Larry Loos, advisor for the
Westover Section, NAR,
accompanied the group to the
While enroute to the
competition, the Westover
contingent visited Civil Air
Patrol's National Headquarters




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Chairman's comments...

From the commander

Good News and Bad

CAP to S uppo r t POW-MIA

by Brig. Gen. F. Ward Reilly

by Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis
Response to last month's article on
the plight of United States prisoners of
war in Southeast Asia has been
outstanding from both sides of the
CAP-USAF structure.
In my judgment, it offers a classic example
of the swift, thorough, and professional results
we can obtain by working together in a positive
General Reilly forcefully
stated the Civil Air Patrol
Corporation position in
describing the POW problem
as "'a legitimate and very
personal cause..." At the
National Executive
Committee here August 21,
CAP's Board Chairman introduced a stinging
resolution which was unanimously adopted by
the committee.
(General Reiily's resolution is displayed in
its entirety with the special POW-MIA feature
on page 16, of this issue. ! commend it to you
as an important document-a milestone-in
Civil Air Patrol history.)
Immediately following adoption of the
resolution, General Turner and his Finance
Committee rushed through a special fund to
purchase I00,000 bumper strips. These will be
forwarded to all units in mid-September. All
CAP and USAF personnel are urged to use
these messages whenever and wherever possible
as a permanent, visible declaration of our
concern for the American prisoner of war
Once again, I would remind you that our
mission in this grave matter is to get more and
more Americans involved and to encourage
them to express their concern. To some, a
letter-writing campaign seems prosaic but let
me assure you that it is effective. It is not a
"slam-ham" operation! It's a long-range project
and it takes time but our prisoners have lots of
time, just sitting in their cells.
Personally i believe the leaders of North
Vietnam do care about American and world
opinion. And if they think they can gain
something by bowing to it, they will. 1 CAN'T
TELL you how many letters it will take to
convince Hanoi that this country is concerned
for its captured or missing servicemen; 1 CAN
TELL you that yours is urgently needed.
I have been asked if USAF personnel on
active duty can join in the letter-writing
campaign. Of course; and you can include
name, rank, and title, if desired. That's the
opinion issued by USAF's Judge Advocate
General's Office. It did caution, however, that
the ".. actual contents of the letters must be
restricted to the subject of humane treatment
of POW's by North Vietnam and must not
invade the political arena."
A s i s a i d e a r l i e r, w e ' v e s e e n s o m e
encouraging signs already. Before October,
1969, only about 600 letters and cards had
been received from just 110 men. Since then
more than 1200 more letters have been received
and more than 200 additional men have been
allowed to write.
That may seem trivial, but just imagine how
much it has meant to the families of those two
hundred men. One brief postcard could wipe
out months, even years, of agonized
uncertainty as to whether their husbands,
fathers, and sons are dead or alive.
Again, my congratulations to all who
launched our program in high gear. Now it's a
national project and we've got to keep the
machinery rolling in the manner which has

made Civil Air Patrol a great humanitarian
organization for nearly three decades.
Welcome Aboard, Sir
Another milestone in CAP history was made
at our recent NEC meeting when General Reiily
announced that General John P. McConnell had
accepted the position as Executive Consultant
t o t h e C i v i l A i r P a t r o l . ( S E E S TO RY O N
Speaking personally and professionally, it
will be good to work again with General
McConnell. This organization-and every man
and woman in it-will benefit from his
experience and knowledge as a world leader in
aerospace matters.
These benefits will be in many areas but ! m
certain our cadets will be of special interest tO
him. General McConneil's concern and personal
efforts on behalf of young people are well
known It became clear to me when ! had the
privilege of serving with him in the Strategic Air
Command. Later, in his more than four years as
Air Force Chief that reputation stretched
around the globe when he became known as
"the airman's general."
Statements made by General McConneU
while on active duty sum up his feelings.'~
Today, they're still on target. ! think all of us
involved with the cadet program would benefif
by remembering his advice:
"People are still our most valuable asset,
and we must continue to seek the best
possible career opportunities for them.
Ultimately, the quality of our officers
and airmen will determine how well the
Air Force succeeds in its mission. Today's
Air Force has an unprecedented need for
perspective, imagination and intellectual
resiliency I .am convinced that continuing
improvement of career incentives is a
'must' in getting and keeping people with
these attributes...You hear and read a
lot these days about the faults of our
youth, of their lack of patriotism and
purpose, of their radicalism and
immaturity, of their preoccupation with
sex and dope. But vocal though they are,
these youngsters are only a minority that,
fortunately, does not represent the
nation's youth. To me, the young airman
who had earned the Silver Star, and
untold others whom ! met during my
frequent trips to Southeast Asia represent
the real youth of the country."
The Chief was talking about young people
on active duty but none who know General
McConnell and his long, valued relationship
with Civil Air Patrol will doubt for a moment
that these same thoughts apply to all CAP
..A Leaner Mixture

On an early overseas flight the passengers were awakened by the
announcement "This is your Captain speaking to you from the flight
deck, I have good news and bad news, the good news is that we have
been making exceptionally good speed, the bad news is that we
don't know where we are."
Your flight crew of the past two years has aligned the guidance
system with much of the philosophy and objectives presented to you
in this column. Very soon your corporate officers will select a new
crew. The guidance system will be realigned with
some of the same and many new policies and
objectives. The good news will be that we are
making good speed and know where we are and ~~~
where we are going.
You will be interested in the items of good ~
news in our journey of the past months as well as
the bad news for which we all hope there can be a ~,~
solution. Some of the more prominent check ammmr~
points contained in the log of good news are:
1. Executive Consultant: Gen. John P. McConnell, U~A~' ttetlrecl
former Chief of Staff USAF, eminently qualified by a long and
outstanding career in the Air Force has accepted the office of
Executive Consultant. His guidance and assistance will be of
immeasurable value to the organization in the advancement of both
the cadet and senior programs. The authority to create a position in
this area was approved by the NEC and confirmed by the National
Board three years ago. It is fortunate that we have waited until we
could find a person with the capability to far surpass the area of
activity originally contemplated.
2. Insurance: Effective 15 July 1970, all current Senior Members
are insured for $1,000 covering accidental death while participating
in authorized Civil Air Patrol Activities and world wide aircraft
accidents as a pilot or passenger on Standard Air Worthiness
Certificated or scheduled common carrier aircraft.
Supplemental, world wide, 24-hour-a-day accident coverage in
units of $5,000 to $25,000, with optional coverage for aircraft
pilots, is available to Senior Members with the broadest coverage at
the lowest rates.
3. New Membership Categories: Two new membership categories
have been created by action of the National Board. The General
Aviation Membership will enable persons dedicated to the
furtherance of aviation but not interested in regular participation in
the Senior Member Program to become affiliated with CAP by
payment of dues. Business Membership will enable business
organizations to become sustaining members and particularly those
with aircraft fleets to contribute to the support of the CAP Search
and Rescue Mission.
4. Senior Member Pilot Upgrading: Pilot proficiency evaluation
and upgrading will be scheduled for each Region in connection with
authorized Air Mobility Exercises. AOPA and CAP will co-sponsor
the outstanding Sky-Safe Program which has been so exceptionally
successful. This program is conducted by highly qualified
professional certified flight instructors.
The generous response by voluntary contributions of Senior
Members to the Pilot Upgrading Program has made it possible to
offer $30,000 in scholarships which will be made available to Senior
Members with valid FAA Private Pilot Rating or above. The
scholarships will provide one-half of the Sky-Safe tuition fee for
ground and flight instruction. The recipients will be required to
furnish a suitable aircraft for the one and one-half hour flight
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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 r d C h a i r m a n . . . . . . . . . . . B r i g . G e n . F. W a r d R e i l l v , C A P

A s y o u k n o w, t h e m i l i t a r y b u d g e t i s
substantially less than requested and defense
spending is being reduced at every turn.

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

It would be unrealistic to think that CAP's
portion of Air Force activities could be immune
from this global austerity program. 1 ask that
each of you understand-and appreciate-our
position in these matters

Patrol, a private benevolent corporation and auxiliary of the United

The Civil Air Patrol News is an official publication of Civil Air

To help you grasp the far-reaching influence
of the Air Force tight money problems, I refer
you to a message one general recently sent to
his people. Calling for a command-wide
economy effort, he said, "...we will have to
operate on a leaner mixture than ever before."
The general was Bruce K. Holloway.


He is Commander-in-Chief of the Stratejgic
Air Command.

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Graduates,Receive Pins

education at earlier age levels.
M I D W E S T C I T Y ,
acting on behalf of the Midwest
O kla.--"Okie" pins
He suggested that even grade
City Chamber of Commerce.
graduation certificates
school should emphasize the
The cadet's graduation
wide range of opportunities-in
5 . C a d e t F l i g h t Tr a i n i n g : T h e g e n e r o u s v o l u n t e e r c o n t r i b u t i o n s a w a r d e d r e c e n t l y t o 5 4 CAP
certificates certify their
cadets who participated in the
aviation open to young people.
by cadets has added $9,000 to the Cadet Solo Flight Program,
completion of the FAA
instruction and authorize them
enabling some 90 additional cadets to participate. This is a a n n u a l F e d e r a l A v i a t i o n
Escort officers for the
Administration Cadet
to add a ribbon to their
program were Lt. Col. William C.
commendable contribution.
Orientation Program here.
Bills, Dallas, Texas; Maj. William
6 . M e m o r a n d u m o f U n d e r s t a n d i n g B e t w e e n FA A a n d C A P : T h i s P r e s e n t a t i o n s w e r e m a d e a t a
C. B. Walk, acting director of
Hess, Alhambra, Calif.; Maj.
action is a recognition of the capability and effectiveness of CAP in
banquet at the Desert Oaks
t h e FA A C e n t e r, s p o k e a t t h e
Alan Creighton, Ypsilanti, Mich.
National Emergency operations of the State and Region Defense Country Club as a culmination
graduation ceremonies and
a n d M a j . J e r r y W. G i b s o n , S t .
Airlift. With this goes a great responsibility in the mobilization and
of a week of study designed to
stressed the need for aviation
Ann, Me.
training of this category of General Aviation together with our ready a c q u a i n t t h e c a d e t s w i t h t h e
s t a t u s t o r e s p o n d i n a N a t i o n a l E m e r g e n c y. We h a v e a c c e p t e d a h i s t o r y, o r g a n i z a t i o n , f u n c t i o n s
a n d r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s o f t h e FA A
major task in the SARDA Operation.
a n d t h e FA A A c a d e m y.
7. Amendment to CAP Supply Bill: The amendment to the
Selected to attend the
Supply Bill (10 U.S. Code 9441) will provide for all excess property
to be made available to CAP and that reimbursement be made to program from all 50 states, the
CAP Members for Air Force approved Emergency Services capability District of Columbia and Puerto
Rico, the cadets received their
testing and flight training missions. CAP-USAF has contributed
certificates from Grover Phillips,
substantially to initiating this action.
8. Air Force-CAP Advisory Panel: A request was made at the
fourth meeting of the Air Force-CAP Advisory Panel February 4,
1970 held at the Pentagon, that this panel be formalized to make it
an official agency of the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force and
that the panel further report to the Secretary and the Assistant Vice
Chief of Staff, USAF. The panel has been a top level Annual Meeting
at the Pentagon, with representation from the Office of the
1971 National Congress on
S e c r e t a r y o f t h e A i r F o r c e , t h e A i r S t a ff , i t e a d q u a r t e r s C o m m a n d
U S A F, O f fi c e o f A i r F o r c e R e s e r v e , A I R S , C i v i l D e f e n s e , FA A , a n d A e r o s p a c e E d u c a t i o n w i l l b e
h e l d A p r. 2 8 , 2 9 a n d 3 0 , a t t h e
o t h e r c o n c e r n e d a g e n c i e s . B y t h i s a c t i o n C i v i l A i r P a t r o l a ff a i r s
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
w o u l d b e b r o u g h t t o t h e a t t e n t i o n o f t h e p r o p e r a u t h o r i t i e s f o r Institute at Daytona Beach, Fla.
consideration and action.
Civil Air Patrol and its
9. Cadet Academic Scholarships: There has long been a
Aerospace Education
recognized need for a substantial Academic Scholarship Fund for Association will participate in
C a d e t s . T h e s o u r c e o f t h e f u n d s w o u l d b e t h e A e r o s p a c e I n d u s t r y the national forum that seeks to
a n d E d u c a t i o n a l F o u n d a t i o n s . T h e l o n g r a n g e p l a n e n v i s i o n s a meet aerospace education needs
million dollar annual fund. Professionally qualified persons in this for schools at all levels and in
fi e l d c o n s i d e r C A P h a s t h e a p p e a l a n d j u s t i fi c a t i o n t o r e a l i z e t h i s many curricular areas.
The 1971 congre~ will
goal. The implementation of the fund raising is planned and ready
feature a special one-day NASA
subject to favorable trends in the National Economy.
program at the John F. Kennedy
10. Search and Rescue: Crash Position Indicators which will give
Space Center.
u s t h e m o s t e ff e c t i v e m e a n s o f h o m i n g o n t h e E m e r g e n c y B e a c o n
Participants may use
Locators are being sought to equip a number of our search aircraft
Embry-Riddle's dormotory
b y p r o v i d i n g a p o r t a b l e d i r e c t i o n fi n d e r t h a t m a y b e u t i l i z e d i n a n y facilities for about $4.00 per day
aircraft with an electrical system. This will substantially augment our (double) or $8.00 (single). They
present visual search technique and we may well be reaching an IFR a l ~ o h a v e t h e o p t i o n ' t o s t a y
through the following weekend
search capability.
11~ Data Processing: The CAP-leased data processing program at on an "on-your-own" basis.
The Congress is sponsored by
Headquarters CAP-USAF has reached the first plateau of t h e N a t i o n a l A e r o s p a c e
implementation in the direct renewal of membership. The computer
Education Council of which
is being programmed in other areas. Data Processing, to supply each J o h n V . S o r e n s o n i s a n
level of Command with a monthly statistical and effectiveness "At-Large Director".
operating statement to relieve the units of much of the burdensome
For further details: write to
Aw a r d w i n n e r s R a y m o n d S u l l i v a n , S a m p s o n M u g r e d e c h a i n
Wa l t e r Z a h a r e v i t z ,
clerical reporting has not been accomplished. CAP National Funds
and Mark Jones of the St. Louis Park Squadron, Minnesota
d i r e c t o r, N a t i o n a l
have been appropriated to employ personnel to further implement
E d u c a t i o n C o u n c i l , 806-15th
Wing, admire a trophy their squadron won after placing first in
the computerized Data Processing Program.
S t r e e t , N . W. , Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
the Minnesota Wing Drill Dompetition at Grand Rapids.
12. Mess Dress Uniform: The authorization for wear of the Air
F o r c e M e s s D r e s s U n i f o r m , w i t h d i s t i n g u i s h i n g d i ff e r e n c e s , h a s
greatly enhanced the image of CAP at social functions where the
Mess Dress is appropriate.
13. Regulation Changes: The long heralded changes in Cadet Gwin Becomes
Organizational Regulations, categories of membership, officer
criteria which are designed as a long range plan to make Civil Air
Patrol a prestige organization is now in the process of
implementation. These changes are not" designed to penalize the
Wing, became the first cadet in
S TA U N T O N , Va . - - C a d e t
present membership but to require higher standards and greater
M S g r. M a r v i n R . G w i n o f t h e his unit to graduate from the
selectivity for those who seek membership in Civil Air Patrol. This is
Augusta Squadron, Virginia
new solo flight training program
the only course we can follow to perpetuate Civil Air Patrol as a
for eligible 16-year-olds or older.
w l t b e z t r a l a r g e D y. e l c e l l a r.
great organization. Only with the loyalty and cooperation of every
The 15 hours a cadet received
Completely water repellent and wlndone now in the organization can we accomplish this goal.
proof. Wonderful for flight or general
in the program included 12
u t i l i t y. A i r F o r c e b l u e o r g r e e ~ .
There are many more important check points along our route to
hours of dual instruction and
Sizes S/M/L/XL
our destination of success. Assuming the proper attitude, a positive
three hours of solo flight.
approach to change, we are capable of completing the journey.
PORTLAND, Ore.--Lt. Col.
Those who complete the solo
Donalda Larsen of Oregon Wing training and continue their flight
Headquarters, died July 23 in progress become eligible for
Va n c o u v e r, Wa s h . , a f t e r a b r i e f f u r t h e r t r a i n i n g a t c a d e t fl y i n g
Medium weight for year romxl use.
Zipper Sleeve Pocket and Knit Collar
illness. She was the widow of Lt. e n c a m p m e n t s w h e r e t r a i n i n g i s
AlP Blue or Sage Green.-~ve~lbie
completed through the private
C o l . i A I L a r s e n a l s o o f t h e pilot certification.
Oregon Wing who died in
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A graduate of Riverheads
J a n u a r y. A fl i g h t s c h o l a r s h i p
government officials; the
A N D R E W S A F B ,
fund for members of the wing High School, Gwin will enter
Write for Fill cetak~
Md.--Members of the Maryland
Automatic Digital Network and
hadibeen named in his honor by M a d i s o n C o l l e g e i n t h e f a l l
where he plans to make science
Wing visited the 2045th
the Satellite Communications
Mrsi Larsen.
his major subject of study. After
Communications Group facilities
A m e m b e r o f t h e
completing college, the son of
for a briefing on its operation as
Remarking on the visits
Headquarters staff and
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Gwin of
C/MSgt. Nancy Clark said: "You
an Air Force Communications
Vancouver Squadron she served G r e e n v i l l e , Va . , p l a n s t o e n t e r
Service organization. The visit
never realize how complicated
a s I s a f e t y o f fi c e r , a s s i s t a n t the Air Force.
was in line with the group's tour
running a worldwide Air Force is
deputy of operations and
until you see how much it takes
of various facilities at the
encpmpment medical officer.
to keep everyone in touch."
nation's busiest Air Force
In addition to her activities in
When asked if she enjoyed
installation while on a two-week
Civil Air Patrol, Colonel Larsen
,Earn B.a. from tully accredited toed
Instrument Instructor Certificates.
the tour C/Sgt. Debbie Michela
wag a member of the Vancouver
'school located where there's 300 flying
Flight Engineer Cerllflcatec and Airencampment training exercise.
frame & Powerplartt Techno|ogy long
days per year.
said: "Yes and besides enjoying
with regular liberal arts college
The CAP contingent also
Tr a f fi c S a f e t y C o m m i s s i o n a n d
M a j o r o ¢ m i n o r p r o g r a m s o ff e r i n g
Commercial and Private Pilot Cerlifiit, I learned a lot about the Air
visited the Air Ground Station,
twi~e won the Carol, Lane
cotes, .Instrument Rating, Flight and
Write Director ol Admlulonl, Dept. B
Force Ird never dreamed
that maintains communications
National award for her work in
SOUTHEASTERN STATE COLLEGE/OU~NT, 0x~ '/4'/01 go mL no. Of Oglblg
for the President and other top
drNer education.
(Continued from Page 4)

Plan Meeting

Drill Meet Winners


First Solo Graduate


Oregon Mourns
Col. Larsen


Maryland Cadets See
Communications Facilities

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Following Hurricane Celia

CAP Rushes kid to Corpus Christi
T e x . - H o t a i r , s t a l e and
o v e r c r o w d e d rooms and
hallways of the basement
l e v e l o f t h e p u b l i c a ff a i r s
building here. Weary bodies,
p e r s p i r i n g h e a v i l y, m a n y o f
which had been sleepless
over the past 40 hours,
scurried about. Many wore

uniforms representing a
host of emergency relief
agencies: American Red
Cross, Salvation Army, Civil
Defense, Civil Air Patrol
(CAP); some wore press
credentials stapled to shirt
In the middle of one
large-sized room, several CAP
teenagers appeared unmoved by
the bustle and bustle. They

The basement had been
converted to an emergency
Photos and Story
operations center August 3 after
Hurricane Celia's 160 mile per
MSgt. Bill Bond
hour winds had crunched
through this palm lined coastal
mecca. In her wake she left 13
calmly answered what seemed persons dead, hundreds injured,
l i k e a n e n d l e s s c h a i n o f thousands homeless and at least
$300 million in damage.
telephone calls, mostly
concerned with when power
Long before she hit, CAP
would be restored to this Texas aircrews flew sorties over the
Gulf Coast city of 200,000
beaches stretching from Corpus
to Portland---dropping warning
messages of Celia's imminent
threat. CAP airmen used muslin
bandage wrappings--a warning
note stapled to one end, a rock
to the other--to get the word to
swimmers and surfers that Celia
was coming and that they should
immediately evacuate the beach.

away as Houston, Harlingen,
Brownsville and Colorado City
rushed personnel and
radio-equipped jeeps, trucks and
a communications bus to the
stricken area.
In Corpus Christi CAP had
more than 50 personnel on the
scene, providing assistance in a
host of ways.
While the Corpus Christi
cadets were helping civil defense
officials with the wave of frantic
telephone calls, a handful of
CAP teenagers was helping the
American Red Cross move
patients from the Corpus Christi
Memorial Hospital to nearby W.
B. Way High School. The school
had been set up as an emergency
ward after the first five floors of
Memorial had been severely
damaged from the hurricane.

Said one member of the
Corpus Christi Composite
Squadron which provided the
Communications between the
privately owned airplanes and U.S. Coast Guard Air Station
v o l u n t e e r c r e w m e n , " A s and Corpus had been virtually
swimmers read our not~,~man
wiped out, when CAP offered
you should have seen them
the services of a radio-equipped
scatter for their cars."
bus belonging to its Colorado
The day after Celia struck, City, Tex., unit.
the palms were still swaying
from a slight gulf breeze. But so
were the residents, dazed and
shocked that their once
beautiful city had been nearly
mutilated beyond recognition
from her knifing winds.

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Power and telephone lines
had been left in heaps of
mangled splinters and wire
leaving the city without
electricity or telephone service.
If any service was available it
was hodge podge at best.

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Most of Corpus Christi's 200,000 residents were without fresh water after Hurricane Celia had
ripped city water lines so CAP Texas Wing members brought water containers from Brownsville to
assist in relief operations.

On the morning of Celia's
approach, the Texas Wing of the
Civil Air Patrol had been put on
alert to send its 5,000 men and
sundry emergency equipment
into action if needed. By
nightfall, it was evident that
CAP was needed.
Not only did the Local CAP
squadron respond to the
disaster, but units from as far

Of CAP's help, Commander
William Bickford, executive
officer at the air station, said
"Without CAP's aid, it would
have been impossible for us to
monitor our activities in the city
and at the air station. To put it
more precisely, without radio
capability to coordinate relief
actions we would have been out
of the ball game."
Equipmentwise, CAP utilized
ten radio-equipped jeeps, two
trucks and the communications
Back in the public affairs
building, Lou Harrell, civil
defense director, was quick to
praise the work of the cadets
helping with phone calls. "Those
kids were great. Really amazed
me the way they handled those
calls, particularly under the
pressures of the situation. They
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Main street in Corpus Christi littered with dangling i~ower lines and telephone poles.
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CAP Responds
To Hurricane
Victims Needs
(continued from page 6)
did real yeoman work all the
way," Harrell bubbled.
Harrell said that the
youngsters had worked around
the clock with the rest of the
relief volunteers, getting very
little sleep.
One of ~he girl cadets helping
out, Sara Fowler, lost her home
in the hurricane. In her bedroom
when the roof was ripped away,
and the wall began to buckle,
she recalled her first thoughts,
"God, I am dead." She suffered
a minor cut on the left hand.
CAP senior members assisted
in numerous ways, from
ha ndling radio traffic from
patrolling CAP jeeps to bringing
precious fresh water to residents
of an apartment complex--badly
battered from the 160 miles per
hour winds. Others served as
escorts after a 7:30 p.m. to 6
a.m. curfew had been put into
effect; some relayed damage
reports to the CAP
communications center. CAP
cadets rushed the reports to civil
defense and city emergency
planners in the public affairs

CAP volunteers (from left) Cadets Sherri Palmer, Sara Fowler and Capt. James Martin, Corpus Christi Composite Squadron commander,
were among the first personnel offering assistance after Celia hit the Texas Gulf Coast City of Corpus Christi.

Communications personnel rushed to the scene of Hurricane
Celia by Civil Air Patrol came from points as far away as
Houston, Brownsville and Harlengin, Texas.

This is all that was left of the bedroom of one of tile Civil Air Patrol volunteers helping the
hurricane victims after Celia ripped through her home in Corpus Christi. The CAP Cadet, Sara
Fowler, escaped with only minor injuries.



C I V I L A I R P,

Success Marks lnterna
(continued from page I)

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Air Force Academy Visitor
Korean Civil Air Patrol Cadet Kim Sang Uh (center) was
escorted through the Air Gardens recently by Air Force
Academy Cadets Choi Myung Ju (left) and Clinton E. Cline.
Yo u n g K i m i s t h e 1 6 - y e a r - o l d s o n o f G e n . K i m D o o M a n ,
Korean Air Force chief of staff, and toured the Academy
under the auspices of lACE program. (Air Force Academy

A new dimension was added
to the Exchange this year as
cadets from nine Pacific
countries assembled in
Sacramento, Calif., for a
four-day tour of the capital city
and its history-laden Gold Rush
Like their IACE counterparts
from Europe, the Middle East
and Latin American countries
who traditionally gather in New
Yo r k C i t y f o r a t o u r o f t h e g r e a t
metropolis, the Oriental country
representatives arrived in
Sacramento, July 23 and
remained there until July 26
before beginning the grass-roots
phase of their American visit
with Civil Air Patrol families in
the host states.
Singapore, Hong Kong,
Japan, Malaysia,
New Zealand, the
Republic o f C h i n a a n d t i n . ,
Philippines were the countries
The scenic beauty of
northern California and Lake
Ta h o e a n d t h e i n c u r a b l e
ingenuity of the fabled
"Forty-Niners" in wrestling gold
from the earth claimed the avid
attention of the young visitors in
a tour of the Mother Lode
c o u n t r y. W h i l e i n t h e L a k e
Tahoe area the cadets visited the
Ponderosa Ranch, filming site
for Bonanza, an American
western as familiar to the Pacific
country TV viewers as it is to
For most of the cadets,
making their first visit to
America, the impression was
generally summed up as "big,
bright and bustling." Big cars,
big airplanes, wide and well-kept
roads and beautiful girls best
describes the varied reactions.
A merican friendliness,
hospitality and frankness also
impressed them deeply.

For one member of the
visiting group,
Senior Escort Warren Geddes
of the Hong Kong contingent,
was a former CAP cadet with the
Long Island Group in the early
1960's and was an IACE
participant himself--to
Sweden--in the 1963IACE.
Geddes, who currently makes
his home in Hong Kong where
he is employed as a
representative of a New
Jersey-based firm, is active in the
Hong Kong Boy Scout
movement, was invited to escort
the cadet group because of his
fluency in both the English and
Chinese languages.
Finale to the first California
Phase was a colorful
dinner-dance and reception at

the Inn. Some 200 CAP cadet
and senior members joined the
Pacific visitors for the final
evening along with ranking Air
Force and CAP officers.
Col. Howard Brookfield, wing
commander, warmly greeted the
visitors and gave them the
promise of continued new and
interesting events as they
undertook their two-week visit
with CAP families.
Six members of the Korean
Civil Air Patrol and four Air
Scouts from the British Crown
Colony of Hong Kong were
guests for a day at the U.S. Air
Force Academy.
In the group was Korean
Cadet Kim Sang Uh, 16-year-old
son of Gen. Kim Doo Man.
Republic of Korea Air Force
c h i e f o f s t a ff . H e w a s e s c o r t e d

Maintenance Brief'rag
New Zealand and Malaysian cadets receive a briefing on
equipment used at the SAAMA facility whose personnel
maintain the F-106 jet flighter aircraft.

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Tour Capitol
Captures Attention
The Statue of Liberty is framed between two of the lACE cadets during a circle line boat ride
around Manhattan Island. (Photo courtesy of Maj. Sid Birns, New York Wing)

A group of foreign cadets talk
over their American tour and
the Washington, D.C. historic
landmarks while taking a
break near the Capitol

Q ~
A technician in the F-106 department at
of the work with group of New Zeala¢




tional Cadet Exchange
through the cadet area by Air
Force Cadets Edwin L. Johnson
of Sebeka, Minn., Clinton E.
Cline of Carlisle, Pa., and a
friend from his homeland, Cadet
Choi Myung Ju of Seoul, Korea.
Lackland Air Force Base's
Military Training Center and the
City of San Antonio played host
in August to l 1 flying
enthusiasts and their escort
officers who were guests of the
Texas Wing and toured that state
under the IACE.
Six of the group were British
f e m a l e c a d e t s o f t h e Wo m a n ' s
Air Corps and the remainder
were mate cadets from
Switzerland. The group with
their escorts toured San Antonio
and later received briefings at Ft.
Sam Quadrangle at Fort Sam
Houston and the San Jose

The group also lunched with
city officials and representatives
of all San Antonio area military
installations at the Casa Rio
Restaurant before touring the
historic Alamo
and several
downtown stores.
D r. H e r b e r t C a l d e r o n , M a y o r
Pro-tern and CAP's dinner guest
at the Tower of Americas, spoke
individually to the cadets and
w e l c o m e d t h e m t o t h i s Te x a s
The group spent its second
day in the Alamo City largely at
t h e M i l i t a r y Tr a i n i n g C e n t e r a t
Lackland where they received a
slide briefing from Col. James E.
M i l l e r, L a c k l a n d ' s
vice-commander and other base
Later the cadets toured the


Avid Interest
Youths from foreign countries check through a guide book of
N e w Yo r k C i t y d u r i n g a t o u r u n d e r t h e I n t e r n a t i o n a l A i r
Cadet Exchange program. Among the places they visited was
the United Nations building in the background. (U.S. Air
Force Photo)

Security Police Sentry Dog
School where they saw an
obedience demonstration; went
through the English Language
Branch of the Defense Language
Institute and received a briefing
at the Basic Military School
where they also ate lunch.
The cadets and their escorts
commented many times on the
warmth and friendliness of
everyone they met in San
Antonio and were delighted to
tour such places of historic
interest as the Alamo. They also
said they wished they could have
spent more time in San Antonio.
"The people of San Antonio
and the surrounding military
area are to be commended for
their fine work and interest in
the IACE," said 1st. Lt. Lee M.
Sexton, San Antonio and IACE
project officer for that area.
The aviation-minded group of
youth from 26 foreign lands
rounded out their 21-day visit to
the United States with six days
of sightseeing and entertainment
in the nation's capital.
Their stay in Washington,
D.C., came on the heels of four
days in New York City and visits
to various parts of the nation.
A diplomatic dinner at the
National Press Club and a gala
dinner dance at the Boiling AFB
Officers' Open Mess highlighted
t h e f o r e i g n c a d e t s ' Wa s h i n g t o n
Feature speaker at the
D i p l o m a t i c D i n n e r w a s Wa r r e n
Rogers, former editor of Look
magazine, now serving with the
Wa s h i n g t o n B u r e a u o f t h e L o s
Angeles Times.
Sightseeing tours included the
White House, Arlington
C e m e t e r y, M o u n t Ve r n o n ,
Smithsonian Institute, the
Capitol and the traditional
evening parade at the U.S.
Marine Corps barracks.
An informal dance, sponsored
by the Civitan Club of
Alexandria concluded the
action-packed Washington phase.

Interested in History
Highlight of the Californian phase of the lACE was a visit to
Coloma site where gold was first discovered in 1848. Looking
a wagon wheel over (from left) are Michael Dodds of New
Z e a l a n d , N a n c y H a r t o f t h e C a l i f o r n i a W i n g , Te l u k A n s o n o f
M a l a y s i a a n d k n e e l i n g , Ta n K i m K o o n o f S i n g a p o r e . ( A i r
Force Photo by MSgr. Bill Bond)

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ality Control Explained
the Sacramento Air Material Area (SAAMA) discusses quality control aspect
J cadets touring McClellan AFB in the lACE.

Pacific Area Cadets Visit
Joehai Yusof, Malaysia; Ross Clarkson, New Zealand and Carol Sun, Hong Kong talk with Maj.
G e n . W i l l i a m W. . Ve a l , S a c r a m e n t o A i r M a t e r i e l A r e a c o m m a n d e r, o n t h e i r a r r i v a l a t M c C l e l l a n
AFB, Calif., during the International Air Cadet Exchange. (U.S. Air Force Photo)



Civil Air Patrol's National Headquarters honored the following
individuals and units for excellence in the Zero Defects
program :
Elaine Y. Oquist, Oregon Wing liaison office secretary
Nellie O'Leary, Rhode Island Wing liaison office secretary
Maryland Wing communications Section;
Hq., CAP:USAF Cadet Special Activities Branch
Pacific Region Liaison Office
Southwest Region Liaison Office
Arkansas Wing Liaison Office
Oklahoma Wing Liaison Office
Region and wing commanders are asked to nominate
outstanding individuals and units for the Zero Defects Award.
Nominations should be mailed to National Headquarters (DM),
Maxwell AFB, Ala. 36112.

Pluimer Addresses
CAP's SER Conference
M A X W E L L A F B,
Ala.--Harold Piuimer, a
nationally prominent speaker
and former company
in two wars,
addressed the' m o r e t h a n 3 0 0
members of Civil Air Patrol
attending the Southeast Region
Conference in A u g u s t a t t h e
Colonnades Beach HoVel, Palm
Beach, Fla.
He traced man's hesitating
steps from agriculture to era he termed
that promised to be one of the
most exciting and sweeping of
all revolutions.
A frequent contributor to
periodicals and author of the

"Frontiers of Our Time,"
Pluimer has been employed by
the U.S. Atomic Energy
Commission; the National
Aeronautics and Space
A d m i n i s t r a t i o n ; N B C Te l e v i s i o n ;
Minnesota Department of
Education and the Air Force.
One of the high points of the
conference was a briefing by
Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis,
CAP's national commander, and
B r i g . G e n . F. W a r d R e i l l y ,
national board chairman.
General Ellis alerted the
group to the problems of our
POWs and MIAs and outlined
CAP's responsibility to these
valiant Americans.

O C D To U s e C A P A i r F l e e t
During National Emergency

Office of Civil Defense, the U.S.
Army agency which oversees
nationwide civil defense
activities, has beefed up its plans
to use Civil Air Patrol's light
aircraft during emergencies.
The agency has just published
an appendix to its "Federal Civil
Defense Guide" which ottlines
the many possible uses for
privately-owned light aircraft in
case of a national emergency
such as enemy attack.
Ti t l e d " C i v i l N o n - A i r C a r r i e r
Aircraft Support for Civil
D e f e n s e E m e r g e n c y
Operations," it details the Civil
Air Patrol (CAP) organization,
mission, training regimen, and
operational capabilities as a
guide for civil defense (CD)
officials at lower echelons in
making use of CAP planes, men,
and equipment.
The appendix makes two
recommendations for state CD
officials which, if carried out,
would make it easier and more
inviting for CAP volunteers to
participate in civil defense
One of these would provide,
where appropriate, for state
compensation for physical injury
of volunteers in civil defense
The other would provide for
enrollment in civil defense and
for issuance of CD identification
cards to flight and ground
personnel who accept
assignments under State and
Regional Defense Airlift
(SARDA) plans. Such cards
would provide easier access to
disaster areas for those
volunteers with a need to be
The appendix also urges CD
and SARDA officials to seek and
provide for Civil Air Patrol
support of state and local
SARDA organizations as well as
for CAP liaison with CD units at
the state Emergency Operations
Centers (EOC) and at the
appropriate EOC in each control
airport area.

CAP Mourns
Colonel Haas
BUNKIE, La.--Col. William
D. Haas of Bunkie, La., formerly
National Finance Officer of Civil
Air Patrol, died Aug. 7 at
Sugartown, La. Death was
attributed to a heart ailment.
Colonel Haas had wide
business interests in Louisiana,
being associated with oil field
banking, and
cattle ranching.
O R E G O N W I N G F L O AT W I N S B L U E R I B B O N - C h o o s i n g a n
unique opportunity to put CAP before the public eye, the
Oregon Wing won a blue ribbon in the governmental category
with its "Dreams Come True in CAP" float entry in Portland's
Grand Floral Parade. Dreamer Cadet Debbie Farlow of
Beaverton Compositc Squadron is assisted by Cadets Karlienne
Wa l k e r o f t h e G a t e w a y C o m p o s i t e S q u a d r o n , R i c k B u s i g ,
Va n c o u v e r - Wa s h i n g t o n C o m p o s i t e S q u a d r o n a n d J a n e t
Hegreness, Gateway Composite Squadron, in depicting the
Civil Air Patrol mission. (Photo courtesy of The Oregonian,


He joined Civil Air Patrol in
1949 and served for a number of
years as commander of the
Louisiana Wing, resigning that
position to become National
Finance Officer.

Part of Civil Air Patrol's
mission always has been
cooperation with civil defense
organizations but never before
have details of this cooperation
been so specifically spelled out.
In case of enemy attack, CAP
would be assigned such tasks as:
--Airlifting urgently needed
personnel and supplies;
--Performing visual and
photographic reconnaissance of
disaster damage;
--Carrying out
radiolngical monitoring;
--Providing communications
through courier flights and its
own nationwide radio network;

--Providing air support for
essential priority requirements in
civil defense, survival, and
recovery actions.
Civil defense agencies and
CAP already have working
agreements in force in every
state. In addition, CAP recently
signed an agreement with the
F e d e r a l Av i a t i o n A d m i n i s t r a t i o n
outlining each CAP wing's
responsibilities and mission
under the various SARDA plans
now in force.
In the planning stage also is a
massive civil defense exercise
scheduled in 1971 which would
involve various CD agencies,
FA A , C i v i l A i r P a t r o l , a n d o t h e r

NEC Delegates Act
On Vital. CAP Issues
(continued f r o m p a g e ' s ,
Palmer M. Kickland, Sputh
Dakota; Ben D. Silko, Wisconsin;
and Gerald M. Tartaglione, Ohio.
The committee discussed but
took no action on the ado'ption
of the crash position indicator
program being considered for
use in CAP airplanes involved in
search and rescue and .other
Flying s a f e t y w a s a m a j o r
factor of discussion a t t h e
meeting as Mrs. Patricia Hughes,
Aircraft Owners and
Association's director o f fl y i n g
s a f e t y, p r e s e n t e ~ b a t a l k o n t h e
"Sky Safety" program of her
Her talk dealt with flight
evaluation procedures and
selected ground training subjects
of interest to all pilots and
aircraft owners,
A veteran of 10,000 flying
hours in single and multi-engined

aircraft, and gliders, Mrs. Hughes
served in the Women's Air
Service Pilots (WASPS)
o r g a n i z a t i o n d u r i n g Wo r l d Wa r
II. These ladies flew ferrying
missions to Europe and the
Pacific during the war.
Mrs. Hughes ferried B-24,~
B-25 and B-26 aircraft across the
Atlantic and later logged several
hours flying P-38s, P-40s and
The delegates to the meeting
discussed and carried a motion
which authorizes the National
Commander to implement a
five-year moratorium on major
conceptual and structural
changes to the program.
Also adopted was the
implementation of a new
two-phase insurance policy for
senior members throughout the
corporation. General McConnell,
the POW-MIA Resolution and
new insurance policy are covered
in separate stories.

Patrick Become Site
For Cadet Training
A F B ,
Fla.--Thousands of CAP cadets
across the nation spent part of
their summer vacations visiting
Air Force installations in the
U.S. while others went abroad
under the International Air
Cadet Exchange. Hundreds of
others from throughout Florida
and Georgia came here to receive
a taste of military life.
Among the 300 who attended
summer encampment training
here were 25 foreign aviation
enthusiasts visiting the United
States under the lACE. Six of
the visiting group were from
Israel while the others were from
Great Britain.
The contingent was met at
t h e J o h n F. K e n n e d y A i r p o r t i n
Melbourne by Maj. Henry

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School Graduates First Class

Taming .4 Tiger
(](~ered vvith si~aving create, C/Capt. -fhomas A. Ludka is
lossed into a fctJntain at the ,,r~Jversit~,' of Oklahoma in a
~[~I nLarking the successful ~(,rr",l,let~on of his check ride to
earn a private pilot's license. P, er~se c.1 scheduling Ludka was
lh£ last member o~ the class at ti~e CAP Flying Encampment at
Norman, Okla., to, take his (~×;~r! irtalic, rl and when he passed it
p~,,uarlt tt~at 100 l,er cent of the ~lass uf 32 had won their
wings. (CAP Photo)

NORMAN, Okla.--Graduation ceremonies were held Aug.
1 for the 32 cadets from 13
states and Puerto Rico in the
first class of the summer at the
Civil Air Patrol Flying
Encampment. All 32 of the
c a d e t s p a s s e d t h e i r FA A fl i g h t
examinations and earned private
pilot licenses.
The intensive four-week
course included two weeks of
ground school and about 25
hours of flying time each for the
Civil Air Patrol cadets.
All instruction was provided
by The Airmen Inc., Cessna
aircraft dealers and flight
instructors, the contracting firm
for the encampment. Flying was
taught in Cessna 150 single
engine aircraft.
At the encampment the
cadets were given the additional
instruction needed to complete
r e q u i r e m e n t s f o r a n FA A p i l o t
The 100 per cent completion
of the first class this summer
marks a record three-in-a-row for
the Norman flying contractors.
A second 1970 ckass of 28
cadets begat a [our week term

Canadian Cadets Visit Ranger Training
Canadian Air Cadet League
m e n] b e r s j o i n e d 1 8 {)
Pennsylvania Wing cadets going
through extensive survival
training recently at the Wing's
R a n g e r Te a m S c h o o l a t H a w k
Mountain near ttamburg.
The (:anadians were on an
exchange visit to the state, while

CAP cadets went to Canada for a
rour-week advanced cadet course
Other groups visiting the
on ~eadership at the National
R a n g e r s Tr a i n i n g S c h o o l c a m e
Arm~ Cadet Camp at Braniff
from Michigan, Massachusetts,
Natmnal Park. After their visit
Ohio. Arkansas, Connecticut,
to Hawk Mountain, the
F l o r i d a , N e w Yo r k a n d
Canadians toured Pennsylvania
a.~ guests of CAP.
he group was here under the
Covered in the course at the
1970 international Air Cadet
school are such topics as food
for survival, land search, ranger
team command, crash site
procedure, medical treatment,
m o b i l i t y, m a p r e a d i n g ,
rappelling, night navigation, river
crossing, signaling,
and radio


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eaHy in August here. Flying is
done at Max Westheimer Field, a
World War II naval training base,
while the cadets use classroom,
dormitory and dining facilities
of the Oklahoma Center for
Continuing Education on the
south campus of the University
of Oklahoma at Norman.
The only flying encampments
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two years have been in

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Charlestown, Indiana was named
"Outstanding Cadet. of the
Encampment" Aug. 1 at the
graduation banquet of the July
Class at the Civil Air Patrol
Flying Encampment in Norman.
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went to Cadet Lt. Col. Marion
William Jarosz, Philadelphia, and
Cadet 1st. Lt. Daniel J. Gurecki,
Meriden, Connecticut.
The awards were made for
outstanding performance during
the four week encampment in all
phases of activity--military
conduct, scholarship, and flying.
Selection was made by the
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wings of CAP pilots. They also
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"Oxygen and the Potent Pint" explains~A*
the relative oxygen content at altitude.
"Breathing in Fhght" defines hypoxia and
hypervcntila,ion, two conditions which could
be hazardous during high altitude flight
without supplemental oxygen. "Oxygen

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Left--WRONG Wearing the strap over the ears may pull the oxygen face mask up over
the nose, permitting leakage around the mouth area. Right--RIGHT. Mask should press
evenly against the face.

Equipment" di,cttsses various types of sup-Appropriate
plemental oxygen equipment. "Oxygen in
General Aviation, FAA Report AM 66-28,
is available from the Office of the Federal
Most signs advising of danger
Air Surgeon.
areas say BEWARE but a more
Continuottx [low oxygen systems are the
appropriate sign for airport
most commonly used systems in general traffic patterns should say BE
aviation aircraft. Oxygen flov~s constantly AWARE. After all, we can't very
from the supply tank into a face mask well beware of airports because
reservoir. The flow rate is generally con- they are the best place yet to
trolled automatically by a regulator. In land an airplane, but every pilot
other systems the flow is controlled by should be aware of the da'ngers
manually selling a flow controller to cor- t o b e f o u n d i n t h e t r a f fi c
respond with the approprmtc altitude.
Acceptablc flow rates which will protect
It would be impossible to list
the pilot and other occupants ~,t various
all the ways that people can get
altitudes with suital~le oxygen masks are:
12,500 feet
]i0 ' 8 liters per minute m trouble in the pattern because
once the list was complete
15,000 feet
--1.1 liters/rain.
someone would find a new way.
20,000 feet
--I.7 liters/min.
One time to be especially alert
--2.3 hters/min.
25,000 feet
for other aircraft is during a
30,000 feet
--2.9 ~iters,min.
35,000 feet
--3.5 liters/ram.
A good snug mask fit is essential for safe
Standard procedure for a
flight at all altitudes; the mask should be go-around for any reason is to
checked out in advance.
fly beyond the field boundary
before turning either out of
Oxygen Supply S0uree
traffic or onto a crosswind for
The oxygen supply may be dcrived from another try. There is a good
a portable bottle which slips into a bracket reason for this and it has to do
on the side of the scat, or from a multiple
with avoiding other traffic so use
outlet fixture mounted permanently in the
the procedure especially where
aircraft cabin. It is essential to take into there is no control tower. By
consideration the oxygen duration time, and going to the far end of the field
to check this against the flight plan.
the pilot is beyond the
Diluter demand oxygen systems may be
downwind entrance point during
used in lieu of continuous flow systems.
his climbing turn when visibility
l)iluter demand ,,v,;lems generally u,,e the
is poorest. Low wing aircrafi are
oxygen supply at a slower rate than conespecially vulnerable to other
tinuous flow systems because the oxygen
planes approaching from the
flow varies according tothe breathing rate
outside of a turn.
of the user. These systcms are more complex and more expensive than continuous
Starting the crosswind
flow systems.
climbing turn to downwind at
Pilots planning a prolonged flight (4 or mid-field multiplies the chance
5 hours) at 10.000 to 12,500 feet should o f c o l l i s i o n . I f a l o w wing
consider the use of supplemental oxygen, a i r c r a f t s h o u l d t u r n onto
even though the rule does not require it. downwind at the same time
Prolongcd flight at 10,000 feet to 12,500 another low wing turns onto
feet may result in headache and listlessness, d o w n w i n d f r o m
depending tzpon state of health, stress, inside--neither one can see the
fatigue, smoking habits, etc.
Copies of "Oxygen in General Aviation,"
The only answer is to be
"Oxygen and the Potent Pint," "Breathing
especially alert for other aircraft
in Flight," and Oxygen Equipment" may
be ordered from FAA's Civil Acromedical whenever in the traffic pattern
and clear the field before turning
Institute fCAMI) (AC-140), Aeronautical
Center, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73125. Also out from a go-around. Should
useful are Advisory Circular 91-8, "Use of the control tower dear you for a
mid-field turnout, realize that
Oxygen by General Aviation Pilots/Passenyou're turning into one of the
gers," available from the DOT/FAA Dishottest spots for mid-air
tribution Unit, TAD 484.3, 800 Indepenc o l l i s i o n a n d be especially
dence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20590.
careful. (CPOT)
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New charts, pamphlets explain the use o/
supplemental oxygen in general aviation aircralt
Assistance to pilots unfamiliar with the
use of supplemental oxygen, as required by the new Part 91.32 ruling effective
June 17, is available in the form of explanatory FAA literature. Further help is
provided in current IFR Planning Charts,
which show printed airways three times
their normal width when the minimum enroute altitude of the airway is 14,000 feet
or higher. This is to call the pilots' attention
to the need for oxygen when flying unpressurized aircraft on these airways.
The new regulation requires the use of
supplemental oxygen for general aviation
aircrews operating unpressurized aircraft at
Fotmingt~ M~n,0 ~ * ~
altitudes between 12,500 and 14,000 feet
mean sea level, except for a short period
(no more than 30 minutes). Above 14,000
MSL the use of supplemental oxygen is reI
quired at all times for the crew, and above
15,000 feet each occupant of the airplane
Three of eight airways converging toward Farmington fix over central Rockies
must be provided with an oxygen supply.
indicate need for oxygen.
Pressurized aircraft flying above 25,000
feet MSL must have at least a 10-minute
reserve supply of oxygen for every person tern failure or oxygen supply shortage.
on board the plane.
FAA's Office of Aviation Medicine has
The widened depictions of airways over
available several pamphlets of interest to
14,000 feet serve as a quick reference for , pilots new to the use of oxygen at altitude.
pilots in flight planning over mountainous
"Oxygen in General Aviation," pamphlet
terrain, indicating where it is legal to fly
AM 66-28, is an overall summary of the
with oxygen and where it is not. The new
use of supplemental oxygen by general
charts will also help pilots alter course aviation pilots flying unpressurized aircraft
safely in flight, in the event of oxygen sysat the higher altitudes.


.lutumn Thunderstorms Are Still A Hazard

The United States is still in
the midst of the thunderstorm
season. The worst of the season
may be past in the way of total
numbers of storms, but this is no
time to relax and get
complacent. Thunderstorms are
like golf, it only takes once into
the rough to get into trouble.
Even though the
thunderstorm season is waning
in early fall, the combination of
unstable air, high moisture
content, and lifting action is still
around and capable of kicking
off some violent The
trigger that sets a thunderstorm
off is the lifting of warm moist
air past the condensation level
where cumulous clouds form.
Then air entering at the sides
increases the height of the cloud
and the storm begins the

I~ffng ~: .....................

In a mature thunderstorm
there are both updrafts and
downdrafts. The interior
becomes a. churning mass as
moisture turns to rain drops and
a heat exchange takes place. The
interfaee of up and down drafts
creates sheer effects that can
strain the strongest airplane.
Updraft speed increases with
altitude and can reach 3,000 feet
per minute. Downdrafts begin in
the middle level and diminish as
they approach the earth but still
can reach 2,500 feet per minute.
There have been eases where
light aircraft flying under
thunderstorms were unwillingly
sucked up into the cloud, tossed
around inside, and spewed out
again. Whether the plane was in
flying condition or not
depended on the luck of the
pilOE ......................

Other hazards that may affect
the unsuspecting pilot who
blunders into a thunderstorm are
super cooled vapors that can
produce dangerous icing in a
matter of minutes. Hail has been
known to shatter windshields
and batter even the largest
aircraft into strange shapes.

Then, too, while lightning strikes
on aircraft are rare and the
damage they cause is usually
minor, they can cause temporary
blindness. It's like popping a
flashbulb in a photographer's
darkroom. The electrical
discharge can also cause radio

The typical thunderstorm is
about six miles hcross and may
be six miles high. It's obvious
then that flying into one with
the hope that you'll pop out
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the wrong side of the table.
Equipment Association (SAFE)
F 1 i g h t i b e t w e e n
will be Sept. 28 through Oct. 1
at the Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, thunderstorms should not be
Nev. For additional information, attempted unless there is at least
c o n t a c t S A F E o f fi c e , 7 7 5 4 20 miles between them. Air
Densmore Ave., Van Nuys, Calif. being drawn into the storm
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hailstones miles outside the
cloud itself.

When thunderstorms are
reported near the intended route
of flight, it's well to remember
that they move at speeds slightly
less than the prevailing winds. In
other words, if storms are
forecast nearby they may be
possibly moving right intio your
path. Even if it's clear
underneath the storm, there are
probably strong winds lurking
there to buffet the pilot who
tries to sneak beneath.
The best way to encounter a
thunderstorm is with both feet
on solid ground and then it's
best from a distance. Any
thunderstorm merits the respect
of all pilots and this definitely
includes those storms yet
unborn in this early fallseason.




Albany, N.Y.
We always like to think that
getting lost is what happens to
the other pilot. Some may even
wonder how pilots manage it
with all the navigational aids
available these days. Still many
people do and you may find that
you are the "other pilot."
If you do get lost one day,
would you know what to do?
Would you have a plan of action
to follow? Do you know all the
means of declaring an
emergency? If your answer is
"No" to any of the above, read

Assume that you have lost
your radio. This could be due to
a total electrical failure, or
maybe you didn't have one to
begin with. In any event, you are
alone and lost. The following
should be your first general
-- 1. Don't fight the
problem--stay loose and attempt
to solve it. You won't get any
thinking done if you panic.
-- 2. Analyze and
evaluate--how much fuel is
available and what is the
consumption rate? How long do
you have before fuel starvation
turns that roaring windmill out
front into a deadly silence? Be
conservative on this estimate.
-- 3. What is the weather
like--good, bad, indifferent,
improving or deteriorating?
-- 4. Equipment--what is
functioning?. Do you have
cockpit lights, navigation lights,
e t c . ? H o w about survival
-- 5. Terrain--is it open, fiat,
marshes, mountains, semi-desert,
sparsely or thickly populated?
-- 6. Daylight--how many

ahead of your last known
position on the chart. Check the
(NOTE: Mr. Wheeler, the author of this article is a certified flight
instructor of Albany, N.Y., where he is a member of Civil Air downwind half of the semi-circle
if you know the wind. However,
Patrol's Albany Composite Squadron.)
do not neglect the other half of
the circle.
--4. Move your head, look
hours remaining if any? How is
--Never continue to fly until
around! Don't keep it up and
your night flying or instrument the weather gets you.
abilities? Be honest with
A c o n t r o l l e d l a n d i n g i s locked. Don't overlook a thing.
Attempt to pick out large,
preferred to an uncontrolled,
prominent ground references but
Now that the situation has
wildly-accelerating descent (at
do not overlook small things.
been assessed, be a little more which time some parts of the
specific. Assume' that you are aircraft may take their leave)
Check for railroad tracks, rivers,
streams, lakes, bridges, tunnels,
low on fuel, weather is which ends in a sudden
deteriorating, inadequate
etc. By the way, do you know
deceleration, nose down a few
experience at night and darkness feet below ground. This tends to what every symbol means on a
be somewhat fatal.
sectional chart?
is fast approaching, and your
engine and/or equipment is
Now consider another
Here are some guides you
situation, one in which you are might consider before landing.
The solution is to get your
dealt a better hand--plenty of Some depend on whether you
aircraft on the ground! You have
fuel, plenty of daylight and
have a radio or not, or some
been dealt a hand from a stacked
p l e n t y o f g o o d w e a t h e r. other special equipment such as
a transponder or chaff aboard.
deck and too many things are Solution:
going against you. You don't
-- 1. Fly straight--don't I n a n y e v e n t , i f y o u f e e l
need a 6,000-foot strip to put
wander around. Pick a course a p p r e h e n s i v e a b o u t y o u r
your plane down. If you are one
but not by hunch or by "feel." situation, you can declare an
emergency in a number of ways.
of the average light plane pilots,
How about the original heading'?.
you have flown out of some
--2. Use your knowledge of
1. If you have a radio,
pretty rough fields. Pick a good,
last known position, elapsed transmit a message. If you think
firm piece of real estate and, if it
time, approximate wind, ground you are near enough to reach
meets your approval, land. If
speed (air speed will do if you
some particular tower or FSS,
you can't find what you are
have nothing better) to establish
use the frequency published on
how far you may have travelled
looking for right away, keep
the sectional. Otherwise, go to
from your last known
checking. You'll find one.
121.5 Mhz.
A few things to remember in checkpoint.
2. Fly an appropriate
this type of situation are:
-- 3. Use this distance to
triangular pattern. If the receiver
--Never continue to fly until e s t a b l i s h a r a d i u s . D r a w a
portion of your radio is working,
your fuel runs out.
semicircle (error semi-circle) at a fl y a r i g h t p a t t e r n
--Never continue to fly until r a d i u s o f t h e e s t a b l i s h e d
(Receiver-Right pattern)
the sun goes down.
distance. Draw this semi-circle
two-minute legs, 120 degree
turns at 1% degrees per second
(half standard rate). Monitor
121.5 Mhz. If you have no radio
at all, fly a left pattern.
3. If you have chaff aboard,
fly a straight course and drop
Most of the material on these two pages (pages 12 and 13), of
one box of chaff every two miles
interest to pilots, is supplied by the Directorate of Operations at
until four such drops are made.
CAP National Headquarters and is taken, in part, from FAA
Continue on course for two
publications and directives.
miles and then make a

. . F LY I N G N O T E S . . .

It is of little value to it VFR pilot to.
know the visibility minimunls which
keep him legal if he has no mr;ms ol
estimating visibility in tlight. The visihildv
reported to him by his FSS may no! appt,,
at all to the weather sitt,alion he encotmtcrs
in a parlicular location en route. Is lb.t'.r¢
anything he can do, other lhan gl,c,,,~
"There is a simple trigonometric calct:laIron which in most circumstances will gp,.e
th,.- VFR pilot a close :,pproximation of his
torward visibility. He can climb 1o a point
where the ground is lUSt barely visible over
the nose of his airplane {obviously it thi,,
rcqt,ircs exceeding his ceiling hc has no
vnsibility problem). Each thousand fcct ,1
altitude above the ground will then roughly
represent the number (or lraction) ol
mih,s ol forward wsibility he has.
The exact tigurc would vary. depending
on the angle formed by the pilot's line of
vision over the nose (cockpit cut off angle J.
This can easily bc calculated while the aircraft is on the ground, and a suitable
reference table established as follows:
( I ) Adjust the aircraft attitude as close as
possible to the normal cruise pitch :,ltitude.
(2) Get in the pilot's scat and adjust it
to the same position you would use
in flight. Use your normal posture.
(3) Mcast, re the distance from the ground

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(41 Look over the nose of the aircraft to
the point where the ground is just
vtsiblc. Measure this distance from directly under your eye position along
the surface.
(5) EXAMPI.E: Eve height is 6 feet and

ground distance ix 30 feet. I~1-


1.20 is the langcnt value.)

(6) I.ook for the tangent value closest to
yours in the table below, and you will
lind the corresponding angle, which will
be Ihc cockpit cutoff angle for your
aircraft. In this case, the closest value
is .194. the angle is 11°, the visibility
:tt 1.000 feet AGL is 5,150 feet.
Data provided by Bill Sullins,
F.4 A, Southwest Rezion
FAA A viation New;



AT 1000' AGL
19,200 feet
14,280 "
11,500 "
9,530 "
8,130 "'
7,090 "
6,330 "
5,750 "
5,150 "


AT 1000' AGL
4,710 "
4,320 "
4,010 "
3,730 '"
3,480 "
3,270 "
3,070 "
2,910 "
2,750 "'

360-degree turn to the
left--three degrees per second
(standard rate). Repeat the
36--degree turn at two mile
intervals until four such turns
have been made.
4. If you have a transponder
aboard, squawk emergency code.
There are four electronic
means of assisting the lost pilot:
-- 1. Radio message if, at the
minimum, your receiver is
-- 2. Direction finding bearing
(D/F), if your transmitter and
receiver are both working.
-- 3. Radar detection of
triangular pattern or chaff drops.
-- 4. Detection of
transponder emergency code.
If you are not in
communication with any FAA
facility, go to 121.5 Mhz. If you
have a receiver only, listen to
121.5 Mhz. If you have no radio
and your situation is detected by
radar, assistance will be sent to
you as soon as possible.
Here are the four "Cs" which
should be remembered and used
when you are in trouble and
have a working radio:
-- 1. CONFESS--Admit that
you have problems. Don't wait
until the last minute.
-- 2. COMlVlUNICATE--Communicating means more than
j u s t s h o u t i n g f o r h e l p . Yo u
probably will have to give the
FAA facility some information
such as identification, type
aircraft, estimated fuel aboard,
speed and heading.
-- 3. CLIMB--if you can.
Altitude increases VHF, radar,
and D/F capability.
-- 4. COMPLY--Follow the
instructions of your ground
contact. Help him to help you.
Instructions from the ground
contact are meant to help you.
If these instructions will put you
into IFR conditions, advise the
ground contact of this situation.
So, there you have it. There is
help for you should you ever
need it. Have a plan of action,
but yet don't be afraid to ask for
help should you become
apprehensive about your
As a matter of fact, on the
next nice day why don't you ask
for a radar approach or a D/F
steer? If the work load is not too
great for the controller, chances
are he'll be glad to do it.
" P r i v a t e P i l o t ' s H a n d b o o k o f
Aeronautical Knowledge," AC
Training Handbook," AC
"Instrument Flying Handbook," AC
Advisory Circular 90-36 (5-22-68),
"The Use of Chaff as An In-Flight
Emergency Signal."
VFR Pilot Exam-O-Grams No. 18,
"Lost Procedures--Pilotage" and
N o . 1 9 " E m e r g e n c y o r L o s t
Procedures (Radio)."

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Patrol and he wants you to
know that he feels your many
years of excellent work deserve
the appreciation of all your
fellow citizens. He sends you the
enclosed certificate as a token of
his respect for your service to
our country and our youth in
particular. It comes with his best
wishes for the years ahead."
A veteran of 15 years in Civil
Air Patrol, Colonel Suraci served
in the Air Force during the
Korean Conflict. He is a
graduate of Washington, D.C.
High School, the Pennsylvania
Military College, Columbia
Union College, National
Academy of Broadcasting, the

National Capital Cadets
Hold Florida Encampment
Fla.--One hundred and fifteen
Civil Air Patrol members
recently graduated from their
annual summer encampment
training here in July. The group
of young men and women from
the National Capital Wing were
from the Washington, D.C.,
Virginia and Maryland areas.
Under Maj. William Potter's
leadership, the cadets underwent
Air Force training that will help
them in their missions in their
home units.
The group toured the tactical
squadrons of the 1st Special
Operations Wing and an
Aerospace Defense Command
missile squadron. The cadets also
received mission demonstrations
at the 4407th Combat Crew
Training Squadron, the 317th
Special Operations Squadron,
the 547th Special Operations
Training Squadron and 4751st
Air Defense Squadron.

Cadet Enters
USAF Academy
With Honors
ENFIELD, Conn.--Cadet
Capt. Thomas F. Hayden of the
Enfield Squadron, Connecticut
Wing, entered the Air Force
Academy, June 29, with honors
in the top 10 per cent of the
new class. He earned the
appointment in February
because of his outstanding
record and was nominated by
Rep. Thomas Meskill.
Winner of the Applegarth
Foundation Academic
Scholarship award valued at
$1,000 annually for seven years,
Hayden also received an
a p p o i n t m e n t t o We s t P o i n t
Military Academy but declined
it on being accepted by the Air
Force Academy.
Active in Civil Air Patrol
more than three years, Hayden
served two and a half years as a
cadet commander. He attended
the Jet Familiarization Course in
Texas and won both Mitchell
and Earhart awards during his
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Cadets Get
Jet Rides
W I L L I A M S A F B ,
A riz.--Fourteen cadets from
throughout the western United
States including Hawaii and
Alaska visited Arizona recently
for a familiarization tour of Air
Force bases in the state.
In addition to comprehensive
tours of facilities at Williams and
Luke AFBs near Phoenix, the
teenage aerospace enthusiasts
also made a trip to the Gila Bend
gunnery range in southern
Arizona where they saw
ordinance delivery
demonstrations by five types of
jet fighter aircraft the F-5
Freedom Fighter, F-4 Phantom,
F-100 Super Sabre, F-101
Voodoo and A-7 Corsair.

Within a week, they observed
the training of A-1 attack fighter
pilots by the 4407th, the
preparation of a missile launch
by the 4751st, advanced
helicopter pilot training by the
317th and forward air control
pilot training by the 457th.
While here, the cadets
received instruction on military
courtesy, Air Force customs and
methods of operation, first aid
Highlighting the tour was an
a n d r e s c u e a n d r e c o v e r y orientation ride in jet training
operations. They also received
t rai n ing in communications, a i r c r a f t a t W i l l i a m s f o r t w o
disaster relief and civil defense cadets. Cadet WO Roy Jardin of
management. Flight training was Kailua, Hawaii, flew in a Cessna
T-37 aircraft piloted by Capt.
also provided.
Edward J. Rasimus and Cadet
2d. Lt. Michael R. Doyle of
Tempe, flew in a Northrop T-38
Talon piloted by Capt. Charles
L. Henn.
Sponsored by Civil Air Patrol
and the United States Air Force,
t he familiarization tour for
cadets representing nine western
states was designed to give the
cadets a first-hand look at
day-to-day activities of military
installations while giving them a
taste of actual military life.

Receives Jet Ride
Cadet WO Roy Jardin of Kailua, Hawaii, one of 14 CAP
members visiting Williams AFB near Phoenix recently, returns
from an orientation flight in a Cessna T-37 jet training aircraft.
A senior at Kailua High School, he flew with Capt. Edward J.
Rasimus, an instructor pilot at Williams and a veteran of 100
missions as an F-105 Thunderchief pilot over North Vietnam.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Sue Martinez)

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Sixty Cadets. Graduate
F r o m K e e s l e r Tr a i n i n g
group looked like a typical class
of Air Force students here at the
3380th Technical School except
its members seemed younger
than the average airman and
their uniform insignia was

prepare them for missions with
their home units.

Sixty CAP cadets from wings
throughout the United States
were selected for the course this
year. All were at least 16 years
old, communications officers,
radio o perators with their
respective CAP units and
All were members of Civil Air
actively engaged
i n CAP
Patrol here for a two-week
operational missions,
The selectees were airlifted
course under the CAP-USAF
here for two weeks of regimen
summer encampment training s l a t e d J u l y 1 2 - 2 5 o r J u l y
25-Aug. 8, that included
technical, advanced and general
In its second year of
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received by the average Air
p r o g r a m w a s designed to
Force technical student.
familiarize the cadet
Senior advisors for the first
communications officers with
group were Lt. Col. Peter C.
the intricacies o f A i r F o r c e
Crasher, Indiana Wing's deputy
communications while providing for communications, his wife,
them additional t r a i n i n g t o
Capt. Pamela K. Crasher, wing

The cadets marched to and
from classes in formation,
underwent formal barracks
inspection and participated in
the physical conditioning
program. They also received base
tours and used the base
recreational facilities including
the theaters, swimming pools,
bowling alleys and service clubs.
They toured the Electronics
Principles and Computer
Systems Departments, Air
Tr a f fi c C o n t r o l a n d A i r c r a f t
Warning and Control Branches
where they received several
classroom lectures and practiced
frequency allocation and power.
At the end of the course,
each was tested and critiqued on
performance and received a
certificate of completion from
Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis,
CAP's national commander, at a
graduation banquet.

Cadets practice "point-to-point" ground radio operative
procedures for sending and receiving messages while attending
a two-week communications-electronics course for Civil Air
Patrol cadet communications officers at Keesler AFB, Miss.
Engaged in the training session (from left) are Cadets 1st. Lts.
Loring S. Jones III of Montgomery, Ala.; Kathryn L. Bernaua
of Long Beach, Calif. and 1st. Sgt. James R. Steed of
Stuttgart, Ark. (U.S. Air Force Photo)


Air Guard Trains CAP
At Summer Encampment
D A L L A S , Te x a s - T h e h a n g a r s , s h o p s a n d o f fi c e o f t h e
136th Air Refueling Wing/Group, Air National Guard, at
Hensley Field bustled with youthful exuberance for two
weeks in July as 40 Civil Air Patrol cadets and senior
escorts held their summer encampment training here.
The program was initiated
after it was learned that Air work like veterans and in no
Force funding would limit the time were absorbed into the
n u m b e r o f C A P c a d e t s w h o program under the direction of
would .be able to attend summer the Guard's technician.
encampment training this year.
The cadets, whose average age
Brig. Gen. Nowell O. Didear, was 14, worked everywhere,
136th wing commander, and 1st. helping tear down engines on
Lt. Lonnie Walden, Crusader
KC-97Ls flown by the 136th,
Squadron commander, worked perfolmed routine maintenance
out a plan to enable the cadets on vehicles in the motor pool,
t o h a v e t h e i r s u m m e r worked in supply, instruments
encampment on schedule.
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Wing by General Didear.
The Guardsmen were
Maj. Clyde Moore, 181st Air surprised, and impressed with
Refueling Squadron operations the diligence, determination,
officer, presented an orientation
skill and adaptability
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demonstrated by the cadets in
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hangar area while the girls lived
aircraft. The training helped the
in the wing headquarters area.
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knowledge of the military in
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briefed on their duties. The first National Guard.
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training came to an end with the
Naval Air Station on the other cadets being feted at a dinner in
side of Hensley Field.
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P U B L I C H U M I L I AT I O N - A l t h o u g h w o u n d e d , A i r F o r c e C a p t .
M. N. Jones is paraded through the streets as his captors
display the captured American to the public. Notice the
jeering crowd, probably urged on by the man with the
bullhorn in cab of truck.

l . Wr i t e y o u r C o n g r e s s m e n ask them to become more
deeply involved in behalf of
these missing men;
2 . E n c o u r a g e a l l
Congressional candidates to
publicly include the POW/MIA
issue in their platforms this year;
3. Contact the news media
and ask tlmt they keep attention
focused on this humanitarian
4. Ask your neighbors,
friends and members of civic
clubs to write letters to world
leaders and influential foreign
newspapers requesting
humanitarian treatment for
these men.

D E G R A D AT I O N - B R U TA L I T Y- S u ff e r i n g f r o m h e a d w o u n d s ,
wearing a tattered flight suit and walking without shoes, Lt.
Col. J. L. Hughes is paraded through the streets of Hanoi by
bayonet-wielding guards. This combination of mental and
physical abuse is a clear violation of article 13 of the Geneva

MAXWELL AFB, Ala.-Delegates to Civil Air Patrol's National
E xec utive Committee meeting here enthusiastically and
unanimously adopted a resolution marshalling the organization's
total personnel and resources behind America's efforts to make
Hanoi aware that this nation cares about its Prisoners-of-War.
The decision came after top CAP-USAF officials and ~he
organization's chief corporate officer presented a series of rapid
fire and action-packed briefings on the POW-MIA tragedy.
P O W - M I A E X H I B I T- V i s i t o r s t o C i v i l A i r P a t r o l ' s N a t i o n a l
Headquarters during the recent National Executive Committee
meeting and working weekend were greeted by CAP Cadets at
t h e P O W- M I A e x h i b i t . H e r e C a d e t L t . J o a n M o r s e , M o b i l e ,
A l a . , a n d C a d e t D e a n H . C h a p m a n , U t i c a , N . Y. , d i s t r i b u t e
literature on the "Prisoner-of-War" problem. (Air Force Photo
by TSgt. Alvin Gurlaskie)

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S H O C K I N G M I S T R E ATMENT-This U.S. Navy
Lieutenant-battered, bruised
and with broken bones-is
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visiting newsmen. A million
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than this photograph about
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The briefings were given by Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard N.
E l l i s , C A P ' s n a t i o n a l c o m m a n d e r, B r i g . G e n . F. Wa r d R e i l l y,
CAP's national board chairman and Col. Chester H. Bohart,
C A P - U S A F ' s v i c e c o m m a n d e r a n d t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n ' s P O W- M I A
project officer.
Following is the resolution:
"That the Civil Air Patrol Corporation--collectively and
individually--pursue all means to bring this shocking story to the
American public.
"That the Civil Air Patrol Corporation formally denounce
Hanoi's inhumane treatment of captured United States
prisoners-of-war and their families by adoption of the following:
"WHEREAS, North Vietnam and its allies have classified
hundreds of United States prisoners-of-war as criminals and are
using this pretext to dishonor Hanoi's commitment to the 1949
Geneva Convention to which North Vietnam acceded on 28
December, 1957, and
"WHEREAS, North Vietnam and its allies have refused to
release the names of the United States servicemen held as
prisoners-of-war, causing untold anguish to families who do not
know if their fathers, husbands and sons are dead or alive, and
"WHEREAS, North Vietnam and its allies are subjecting
u n i f o r m e d s e r v i c e m e n c a p t u r e d i n b a t t l e t o y e a r s o f s u ff e r i n g ,
degradation, isolation, inadequate medical treatment and
insufficient food, and
"WHEREAS, these hundreds of valiant United States
servicemen have sacrificed their freedom, their health, and the
peace of mind of themselves and their families in behalf of
freedom for others, and
"WHEREAS, Civil Air Patrol, as the official auxiliary of the
U.S. Air Force, is vitally concerned with the plight of these
prisoners and those listed as missing in action, and
"WHEREAS, Civil Air Patrol has the means, the people, the
desire and a congressionally sanctioned mission to help keep the
American public informed of aerospace problems as well as
"NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the entire resources
of Civil Air Patrol, in each of the fifty states, Puerto Rico and the
District of Columbia, be publicly applied to bring pressure of
world opinion upon North Vietnam to turn away from its
inhuman practices which violate even the elementary rules of
c o n d u c t a! mi o n g c i v i l i z e d p e o p l e . "

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