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1ACE Ends;
Is Successful

MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Another successful International
Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) was recently concluded as 199
Civil Air Patrol cadets and 32 senior escorts made their way
home after a three-week visit in one of 22 countries participating in this year's exchange.
Meanwhile, a like number
of foreign cadets and escorts
were returning home after a
tour of the United States.
On July 17. the foreign
guests were first welcomed
to New York City for three
days of sightseeing, which
featured a boat tour aronnd
Manhattan Island and a tour
of the United Nations° before
travelling to one of the 19
CAP wings where they were
hosted for a 13-day period.

SPACE TALK--Michael Collins, (second from right), pilot of the Apollo 11 command mo....~l~e__.(bac.kground),~takcs~Ame~from .his :bps~ ~he.du|ecto chat withstaff members of Civil
AL- Patrol's Washington phase of the International Air Cadet Exchange. They w~e surv,ming the Smithsonian Institute as an attraction for the foreign cadets who visited Washington.
From left to right are Cadet Col. Jeffrey A. Hunt and Cadet Capt. Sheryl Klimitus, both of
the National Capital Wing and Capt. James Babbitt of the Maryland Wing. See pages 10 and
II for other photos on 1ACE. (Photo by MSgt. Russ Brown)

Release Of 'Hero Next Door'
Coincides With Meet Opening
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -"Hero Next Door", the story of
more than three decades of Civil
Air Patrol public service to the
nation, will be released for sale
on September 20 coincident with
the opening of the CAP 1974
National Board Meeting in San
Francisco, according to Earnest
J. Gentle, president of Aero
Publishers Inc.
Pre-production copies already
have been sent out to the book
trade and the major aviation
publications for review. The first
two production copies, according
to Gentle, will be presented to
Brig. Gen. Leslie J. Westberg,

General 'lligh'
{)n Pa. Rangers
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -Air Force Brig. Gen. Leslie J.
Westberg, national commander, was a recent visitor
to the Pennsylvania Wing
Ranger School and came
away with nothing but high
praise for the school and its
CAP Capt. Bill Larkin, information officer for the
school, captured the general
in action as he went through
the course with the cadets.
Turn to page 6 for the complete story and photos.

USAF, national commander and
Brig. Gen. William M. Patterson, CAP, national board chairman, in a brief ceremony during
the opening meeting of the hational board. The presentation
will be made by Gentle and the
author, FrankA. Burnham. .
This is thesecondbookwritten
about the CAP (with the exception of C.B. Colby's 1958 photo
book about CAP) and the first
comprehensive text to reach
print since 1948. The first was
Robert E. Neprud,s, "Flying
Minute Men" which told of the
World War II exploits of CAP.
"Flying Minute Men" is no longer in print..
Neprud, who has written the
forward to this new CAP story
which covers all of its nearly 33
years in being, says:
"Having experienced more
than a passing acquaintanceship
with dozens of first generation
CAP leaders and rank-and-file
members while criss-crossing
the country researching the wartime story of the Patrol, I am
gratified to be able to pick up the
peacetime progress of this unsinkable, 'grass roots' outfit
through this book -- and happy to
know that, the CAP story will be
continued' for years to come."
"For a long time," Neprud
adds, "there has been a need for
a factual, readable, up-to-date
account of the accomplishments,

frustrations and sacrifices of the
men and women of CAP. 'Hero
Next Door' fills that requirement."
The author, an award-winning aviation/space editor
and former Air Force inform a t i o n o f fi c e r, b e g a n r e search for the book while assigned to the National Head(See HERO, Page 2)

Here they had the opportunity to see American life
first-hand as they visited in
the homes of CAP members.
From the host wings the
foreign cadets travelled to
Washingtom D.C., for several
days of sightseeing and entertainment in our nation's
capital prior to their departure on August 7. Some of the
highlights of the Washington
visit were a tour of the White
House. Capitol and the
Smithsonian Institute.

Drill Competition Set
for Dallas I n Oct

1974 Civil Air Patrol National
Drill Competition has been set
for October 25-26 at Dallas, Tex.
This year's competition has
been enlarged to include two new
events in addition to the Drill
Competition. The first is a
physical fitness competition in
which the members of each
Region Drill Team will be required to demonstrate their
compliance with the physical
fitness requirements of the
Cadet Program. This will be
evaluated by running a
measured mile.
The second big event at the
Drill meet will be the CAP Cadet
Bowl. This event is composed of
two phases: (1) a 100 question
written exam administered to all
cadets representing each region

CAP PICTORIALLY-- Maj. Gen. Ralph S. Saunders (left),
commander of the Air Force's Aerospace Rescue and
Recovery Service looks on as Brig. Gen. Leslie J. Westberg,
USAF, national commander discusses the artist's conception of Civil Air Patrol performing submarine patrol during
WWII. The ARRS commander paid a visit to national headquarters last month and was briefed on CAP activities by
General Westberg. (Photo by MSgt. Russ Brown)

and (2)a panel quiz. the participants being a team of three
cadets selected from each
Region Drill Team. Both the
written exam and the panel quiz
will test the cadet's knowledge
in the areas of aerospace
laboratory, general knowledge
of CAP and aerospace current
The Dritl Competition will be
conducted in accordance with
(See DRILL, Page 2)

Special Course
Given Seniors

-- Twenty-four senior members
of Civil Air Patrol from all sections of the nation recently completed a special weeklong course
here at the National Search and
Rescue School.
The school is operated by the
U. S. Coast Guard which is in
charge of the search and rescue
operations on inland waters and
in the maritime regions of the
United States. The U. S. Air
Force, is in charge of inland
search and rescue.
The school provides uniform
training in the latest tools and
techniques of search and rescue
operations and the course it
offers, is usually four weeks
in length. Students include
members of the U.S. armed
forces and civilians from
governmental agencies and
The course which the Civil Air
Patrol members completed was
specially tailored for them and
omitted the sections dealing with
search and rescue operation on




N.Y. Has Longest Mission
In Search Of AF F-106 Pilot
NEW YORK, N.Y.--The New
York Wing recently completed
what was perhaps the longest
search and rescue mission in it's
The search was for an Air
Force pilot from the 49th
Fighter Interceptor Squadron at
Griffis AFB, N.Y., which had
disappeared in the Saranac Lake
The mission resulted in a total
of 1,521 man-days expended
through the joint efforts of Civil
Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force, U.S.
Marine Corps, U.S. Army
Special Forces, the N.Y. State
Conservation Department, N.Y.

CONGRATULATIONS -- CAP Second Lt. Dennis J. Fichtei
(center), receives a kiss of congratulations from his wife,
Margaret, upon his receipt of the Frank Borman Falc0n
Award from CAP Brig. Gem.William M. Patterson, board
chairman. Fichtel is a member of the New York Wing headquarters. He has been in CAP since 1967 and has served in
many positions including that of cadet commander of Bronx
Cadet Flight.


ST.JOSEPH, Me. -- The St.
Joseph Composite Squadron was
honored recently by a request
for representatives of the
squadron to be present for the
memorial services for Col. Gone
Thomas Pemberton, USAF, who
died in a prisoner of war camp in
North Vietnam.
(Continued from Page 1)
The request came from the
colonel's mother, Mrs. Agnes
quarters Office of Information in the 50s. The original idea for the new
Pemberton of Cameron, Me.
book came, he says, from Gill Robb Wilson--known as the "father of
Attending the services for
CAP" during that period.
Colonel Pemberton were CAP
"I was editing a CAP column called "Wing Talk" for Flying
Lt. Dorys L. Hollandsworth,
Magazine during that period," Burnham reports, "and also had placed
state editor of the St. Joseph
a number of freelance aviation articles in Flying over a period,pz
several years. In fact, Gill Robb was one of the first editors to en- News-Press, who had written a
courage the work of a young, would-be aviation writer. One day he number of stories about the
suggested that I was a logical choice to do a new book on CAP since I colonel for her newspaper; Lt.
Bruce Hollandsworth, squadron
was a writer and had the advantage of being intimately familiar with
commander and Cadets Mark
CAP, both as a member since I948 and in my Air Force capacity.
"I'm afraid it took me a little while 20 years -- and Gill Robb isn't and Steven Rethemeyer.
around to critique it, but I think the book is faithful both to what CAP
really is and to what the 'father' of CAP wanted it to be."
According to the publisher, sufficient copies will be available to the
{Continued from Page 1)
Book Store at the national board meeting so that every CAP member
CAP regulation 50-12 and CAP
attending may take a copy home with him if he wishes. Further sale
Pamphlet 65.
will be by mail order through normal Book Store channels.
A winner and a runner-up
General Patterson feels that this new publication would be an excellent memento for local civic officials, governors and members of trophy will be presented in each
of the three competitive events.
Congress. "I think governmental officials at all levels would
Additionally, a Sweepstake
appreciate the HERO NEXT DOOR as a gift for their personal
Trophy will be awarded to the
libraries," he said. "This book would be a permanent reminder to
drill team with the best overall
them of the continuous contributions being made by CAP members."
performance in all three events.
"Hero Next Door" already has been selected by the Jeppesen AviaAdditional information as to
tion Book Club as its November 1974 offering and other major national
the exact format and scoring for
book club interest has been shown.
each event will be sent to each
The book will be available both to CAP members and the general
Region commander and USAFpublic only in hard cover for the forseeable future, according to
CAP Region liaison officer.

'Hero' Goes On Sale

imately three weeks later:
S t a t e P o l i c e , N . Y. F o r e s t
Rangers, Adirondack mountain
Search efforts were hampered
climbers and students of Paul
by a 12" snowfall two days after
Smith College.
the mission began.
As many as 400 personnel were
Mission coordinators were
dispatched on some days by fixM a j . R o b e r t Va n K e u r e n ,
ed wing aircraft, helicopterS, Syracuse Group commander and
trucks and foot patrol. Ski and
Lt. Col. Herman Botie, N.Y.
snowshoe teams also assisted in Wing director of operations.
the search.
CAP was responsible for flying
The F-106 aircraft was located
163 sorties and logging 315 flying
in several hours, however the
hours, while joint forces flew a
remains of the deceased pilot total of 467 missions and expendwere not located" until approx- ed 753 hours in the air.

Cadets Soar Over Indiana
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The-LaFayette Composite .Squadron
recently hosted the first annual Cadet Soaring Encampment here.
Thirty-five cadets from throughout .Indiana attended the two-day encampment where they received eight hours of classroon instruction
and instructional flight in a Schweitzer 2-22 sailplane.
The cadets were divided into three groups and were given instructions on the basic theory of flight, history of man's early attempts to
fly, the sport of soaring, soaring navigation and individual pre-flight,
in-flight, and post-flight instruction in the two-place sailplane.
The cadets received their certificates of completion from CAP Lt.
Col. Eston G. I-Iupp and Cadet Capt. Andrew Mann the senior and cadet
encampment commanders.

Unit Continues To Do Its Squadron are
BETHESDA, Md. -- The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Cadet
continuing their 'public-minded' spirit as they do their part again this
year to improve the Montgomery County area.
Its two major projects in the past have been at the St. Pauls
Methodist Church in Bethesda, the squadron's meeting place,
the cemetery of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Their pgimary job
is yard work, which includes mowing and clipping the grass around the
sidewalks, buildings, tombstones and to rake and water the .lawn.
The squadron has been carrying out these duties since they were
formed. They provide their own equipment and fuel for the lawnmowers.


Drill Meet Set


S I M U L AT E D E M E R G E N C Y - - E m e r g e n c y c a r e i s
simulated by physicians from Suburban General Hospital in
Norristown, Pa., during a recent search and rescue mission
by members of Pennsylvania's Group 90 and Montgomery
and Bucks Counties. The mock disaster had victims airlifted
to hospital sites in the two counties by the Army Reserve
helicopters from the 302d Air Transport Unit. Kneeling from
left to right are Dr. James E. McHugh and Dr. Jeffrey
Bruner and C/MSgr. Thomas H. Krause, of Squadron 903. In
background is Lt. Col. Kenneth Hoser, mission operations officer for the exercise and 2d Lt. Hugh Monahan, information





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Units Get
,Editor's Note: The following resolution in support of Calileem.a's Geleral Aviation Week was passed unanimously by Civil
.J,w Patrol's National Executive Committee ou August 10 iu S~.
L~is, Mo.)
WHEREAS, the State of California will hold its first General
Aviation Week, September 21-26, 1974, and
WHEREAS, this important aeronautical obsetvance is sponsored by
two of Civil Air Patrol's most distinguished consociates, the California
Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Agency, and
WHEREAS, the dual objectives of this timely pcogram, increased
public awareness and flight safety, are sustain/ng, cardinal concerns
of Civil Air Patrol, and
WHEREAS, California is rightfully proud of its rde as the /atges#,
most active general aviation state in the union, and
WHEREAS, Civil Air Patrol is equally proud of its extensive role in
achieving and maintaining that distinction through its 1,200 pilots
and 500 aircraft, and
WHEREAS, these Civil Air Patrol pilots in the Golden State have
enhanced the stature of general aviation by taking off nearly 800
times this year on volunteer humanitarian flights in which they flew
more than I, 100 accident-free hours, and
WHEREAS, Civil Air Patrol is grateful to the California Department
of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Agency for their many
examples of outstanding assistancewhich helped achieve this
demonstrated pilot proficiency and flawless flight safety record, now
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Executive
Committee of Civil Air Patrol, Inc., commends these organizations for
this latest example of many years of dedicated service to the nation
through general aviation.

S E AT P R O D U C T I O N - - C a d e t s M S g r. ( ~ a r e y F l e m i n g , r i g h t ,
and TSgt. Pattie Morefield try out an aircraft passenger seat
just off the production line at the Fairchild Burns Plant in
Winston-Salem, N. C. Explaining the complexities of the
product is Kenneth Skala, manager of plans and programs
f o r t h e c o m p a n y. T h e c o m p a n y r e c e n t l y h o s t e d t h e C A P
members of the Winston-Salem Squadron on a complete tour
o f t h e i r f a c i l i t y.

Control Of
Cadet Tests

M A X W E L L A F B , A l a . - - Tw o
tests affecting cadets have been
changed from centrally controlled to locally controlled effective
September 1. it was announced
here recently. Changed were the
Aerospace Education Test t Code
15J administered at the end of
Achievement 7 and the
Leadership Test ~Code 161 administered at the end of achievement 11.
*~The procedures to be followed in implementing this change
are as follows:
e As soon as the cadet has
received Achievement Packet 7
(Goddard), the unit commander
or unit testing officer should
order the Aerospace Education
Test by submitting a CAP Fori~
55 to National Headquarters/
i EDAE will verify the cadet's
eligibility by checking the
monthly membership listing for
If the listing shows that the
cadet is eligible, the unit will be
sent two copies of the test, an
a n s w e r k e y, s e v e r a l a n s w e r
sheets, and a letter of instructions.
Upon-co~ti6dof Achievement Contract 7, the cadet will be administered the
AE Test by the squadron testing
officer. The testing officer will
also score the examination using
the answer key furnished.
T h e t e s t , a n s w e r k e y, a n d
answer sheets are then retained
by the squadron testing officer
who will continue to administer
and score the test for all subsequent cadets in the squadron who
become eligible.
Once the squadron has the
test, there will be requirements
to submit CAPF 55's on any
other eligible cadets.
The squadron will retain the
test and answer key until requested to return them to
National Headquarters.
Periodically, the AE Test will be
revised by National at which
time the new test and answer
key will he sent to the squadrons,
and the old test and answer key
must be returned to National.
e The procedures for ordering
and administering the
Leadership Exam are the same
as above.

ABOVE AND BEYOND -- Cadet AIC Renee E. Russell (right),
r e c e i v e s t h e B r o n z e M e d a l o f Va l o r f r o n A i r F o r c e B r i g . G e n .
L e s l i e J . W e s t b e r g , n a t i o n a l c o m m a n d e r, d u r i n g t h e r e c e n t
j o i n t R o c k y M o u n t a i n - - P a c i fi c R e g i o n C o n f e r e n c e i n D e n v e r,
Colo. Cadet Russell was cited for her heroic action in detaining a prowler who had gained entrance to the home where she
was baby-sitting. The award is the second highest award that
c a n b e p r e s e n t e d t o a C A P m e m b e r.

Ohio Base Honors 'Ace'
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When Lockbourne AFB was renamed Rickenbacker AFB recently, Civil Air Patrol was there manning concession
stands and displaying their wares.
The base was renamed in honor of the late Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, a native of Columbus and America's World War I "Ace of
Cadets from Ohio's Squadron 1000 were busy grilling hamburgers
and hot dogs and serving the many spectators viewing the day-long activities.
Group X, assisted by Group VIII. contributed to the days activities
with a display booth, showing the basic functions of a CAP
organization. The CAP members also distributed recruiting materials
to interested visitors. Drill maneuvers were given by Group VIII,
while the ranger team gave demonstrations on techniques and equipment used in rescue missions.
Guest speaker for the dedication was Arthur Godfrey. David Rickenbacker, eldest son of Captain Rickenbacker was guest of honor.
A varity of old and new aircraft were displayed with the F-15 air
superiority fighter capturing the attention of the crowd with its spectacular maneuvers.

Drum & Fife Corps Formed

ST. JOSEPH, Mo.--A drum and fife corps has been organized for cadets of the St. Joseph Composite Squadron as a special activity.
Miss Helen Harr, music instructor in tb¢ Rushville-De Kalb, Mo.,
school system,is the volunteer instructor. Sbe was a music major at
William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo.. and has been teaching music
for fodr years.
CAP Lt. Col. N. J. Knutz, deputy wing commander, assisted the
squadron in procurement of the fifes and also provided some. music,
dating back to Revolutionary times, to start this new activity.


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From The Commander

by Brig. Gen. Leslie J. Westberg,
USAF, National Commander
Have you ever noticed how our activities revolve around seasonal
variations? We have the four seasons
of the year and our life style is influenced by the weather of these
seasons. We start each new year in
the middle of winter with activities at
their lowest point.
As the spring
begins, activity
picks up. When
summer rolls
around, our ac- ~
tivities are at their
peak. Fall signals
a slowing trend as
the plant life fades
in preparation for winter.
Our activities within Civil Air
Patrol tend to follow the same
seasonal variations. We begin each
year with a clean slate, looking back

at our accomplishments of the
previous year--the finds and saves on
SAR missions, cadet and senior
member training, the hours flown,
and the accidents incurred. Plans are
being made for the coming year's activities-how to accomplish the mission more effectively, and how to earn
a higher standing on the National
Commander's Evaluation. Flying is at
its lowest ebb, but starting to increase
as pilots begin recurrency training
a f t e r t h e w i n t e r l a y o ff . W i t h t h e
approach of spring, planned activities
begin to take place and various training programs increase. The summer
months are a beehive of activity, with
encampments, Cadet Officers'
School, National Staff College, IACE,
and flying reaching a peak. As fall
approaches, activities are reduced
and flying hours decline. We begin to
have fewer bright sunny days and, as
winter approaches, the weather

deteriorates and the days shorten.
Two areas of interest during the
closing months of each year are
emphasis to gain maximum points in
the National Commander's
Evaluation--that's good, and the
historical increase in aircraft accidents-that's bad. When the fall
slow-down begins, the number of aircraft accidents rise. That fine edge
our pilots had during the active
summer months fades and proficiency
is lost. Although less proficiency flying is accomplished, the number of
SAR missions often increase. This
brings up two areas that must be dealt
with: (1) The mission coordinator
must insure that he knows the
capability of each pilot and that he
dispatches current, proficient pilots
on missions well within their individual capabilities, and (2)the individual must determine his own
proficiency and inform the mission

coordinator when the assigned mission is beyond his individual
capability. Neither individual safety
nor equipment safety can be justifiably jeopardized during a SAR mission.
The message is clear--as we enter
the last months of 1974, it is the time
of year when activities normally
slacken, but pilot proficiency must remain high to perform our mission
safely. During the last quarter of 1973,
you proved the mission of CAP could
be accomplished safely. There were
only two aircraft accidents while flying over 25,000 hours--a record for
CAP flying. This is a tribute to each
CAP member for a job well done. Our
challenge now is to do an even better
job. This opportunity to excel can be
accomplished only through personal
self-discipline and judicious control
by commanders at all levels. I know
you can meet the challenge.

Chairman's Comments

by Brig. Gen. William M. Patterson,
CAP, National Board Chairman

ticism and fear of the future. They've
lost the oi' zip that characterizes our
Our 198th birthday has come and Yankee Doodle confidence. We've got
to help them reCAPture that Spirit of
gone. Now we're looking forward to
our two hundredth anniversary--the '76. You've got it... they need it...
you can spread the .spiri~
But that's just down the road...
less than two years away. What about
America's 300th and 400th birthday,
and beyond? Sure,
you and I won't be
around for the tricentennial but
what we do while
we are here is
vital. We have to
pick up our share
of the check. We
have to help insure
that our great-grandchildren--and
their children--also will enjoy the
wonderful way of life which we have.

Let's turn Civil Air Patrol into one
gigantic contagious ward and inflict
all Americans with the confidence we
h a v e i n A m e r i c a t o d a y. . , a n d
tomorrow. The erosion of national
faith has dragged on for too long. I'm
fed up with it. So are you.
Don't underestimate your ability
and influence; to lead the way. You
may be outnumbered but not out-

In 1776, when our country was
founded, it was very poor and it was
very weak. Yet, Thomas Jefferson
was able to say, when the Declaration
of Independence was drafted
proclaimed, "... We act not just for
ourselves but for all the human race."
I'm certain there were many in the
old countries of Europe who felt these
were presumptuous words to come
from a new and struggling country.
But it was true. America, when it was
w e a k a n d p o o r, m e a n t s o m e t h i n g
more than military might and

PAT l~ 0 L

This is a quaint American custom
which started nearly 200 years ago
when the founding fathers created the
purest form of democratic government in the history of mankind. And
now, each of you, as a member of this
great volunteer organization,
demonstrates a strong belief in those
basic concepts upon which this
country was created.


economic strength. It had the lift of a
driving dream that caught the imagination of millions of people in this
As we think back to those days, it is
important that Civil Air Patrolaluys
remember that driving dream so eloquently phrased by these great
Americans. We must continue to tell
young America--all Americans--by
our deeds, our actions and our words,
why we love this country of ours.
Not because our country is rich...
not because our country is powerful.., not because our country has
the highest standard of living.., but
because this is a good country.., and
we're going to make it better!


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N a t i o n a l C o m m a n d e r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brig. Gon. Leslie J. Waltberg, USAF
N a t i o n a l B o a r d C h a i r m a n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brig. Gen. William M. Patterson, CAP
D i r e c t o r o f I n f o r m a t i o n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lt. Col. Win. Capers III, USAF
Chief of Internal Informatio, ................. ..........................
Capt. J. H. Ragan, USAF
SMSgt. Don Bowel, USAF
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l've seen this quiet belief expressed
in hundreds of ways during this past
tumultuous year. My travels to units-big and small--have carried me
more than a hundred thousand miles
to meet and work with Civil Air Patrol
members from all walks of life.
. . . and each time, it's like gulping
down clean, fresh air after groping
around in a dark cellar.

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Postmaster: Please send forms 3579 to Headquarters, CAP (DPYD), Maxwell AFB, Ala. 36112.

For too long, too many of our
friends, neighbors and associates
have been caught up in a national
malaise of self-doubt. The symptoms
are obvious.., negativism, skep-

gunned. And you've got a poignant example from our early history to show
that it can be done.





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California Unit Uses Aircraft
In Fire-Locating Experiment
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- An experimental program in the use of aircraft for locating
fires and in directing ground personnel to and at the scene of emergencies was recently conducted for the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department by Civil Air Patrol's
Santa Monica Squadron 9. The test has proved eminently successful and has triggered the
interest of both Los Angeles County and California Department of Forestry officials.

C O M M U N I C AT I O N S C H E C K - - G r o u n d t e a m m e m b e r s
check the location of a fire reported by the CAP fire patrol
aircraft during the all-day test mission in Los Angeles. They
a r e C a d e t T S g t . Te r r y R o c h e f o r d ( s e a t e d ) , a n d W O * F r e d
Beaver of Santa Monica Squadron 9.

Menendez Tops In SERegion
S A N J U A N , P. R . - C a d e t L t . t i o n o f V i c e - C h a i r m a n o f t h e
' m ~ C o l . V i c t o r E : M e n e n d e Z - ~ l i a s . . . . .Cadet Advisory Council for the
been named as the outstanding
Southeast Region.
cadet in Civil Air Patrol for the
He has been selected to repreSoutheast Re~ion
sent the Puerto Rico Wing in acMenendez. a six-year veteran
tivities including Cadet Officers
of CAP. has held virtually every
School, International Air Cadet
position a cadet may hold from
Exchange in Great Britan where
squadron to region level and for
he was the outstanding cadet
the past year has held the posifrom all the wings of the United
States in this group, Air Force
Academy Survival Course where
he served as group commander
and attended the Advanced
Cadet Symposium at Dallas,
Cadet Menendez earned his
private pilot license last year
and has been very helpful in
assisting other cadets in
leadership and training according to unit officials.
For the benefit of all
He is presently in his senior
members of Civil Air
year at the University of Puerto
Patrol, the latest statistics
Rico as a Management Student.
of search and rescue
activities throughout the
organization are shown
T h~e are unofficial
figures compiled by
Directorate of OI~rations
a t C A P N a t i o n a l

CAP aircraft teams with CAP
air/ground communications and
a ground team made up of
emergency medical technicians
(EMT) and first aid instructors
pioneered the program and
provided aerial surveillance over
Griffith, Elysian and HanseL
Dam recreation areas.
In a letter to California Wing
C o m m a n d e r L t . C o l . Wa r r e n
B a r r y, t h e P r i n c i p a l P a r k
Ranger, Olen R. Weeks,
reported that "the experimental
use of an aircraft in locating
fires and in directing ground personnel to and at the scene of an
emergency has proven itself
"During this period," Ranger
Weeks said, "the CAP personnel
involved located three fires, one
of which was a first sighting
within Griffith Park, and located
it quickly enough to prevent a
small fire from becoming uncontrollable. Also, the aircraft
provided a look into areas that
were inaccessible to ground units and areas that Ranger personnel were unable to patrol due
to their busy schedule."
W.O. David Fromer, mission
c o o r d i n a t o r, s a i d t h a t " a s i t
worked out, the Rangers assigned CAP to check out all calls
originating in Griffith Park

A-Ok Work Earns
More of Same
BETHESDA, Md. -- Cadets
from the Bethesda-Chevy
Chase Cadet Squadron proved
to be sort of "jacks-of-all
trades" when they recently
repaired a Maryland Wing
tactical van and a 10-kilowatt
The cadets did such a good
job that the wing has decided
to let them work on other
vehicles in it's inventory, ineluding personnel carriers,
tow trucks, staff cars, jeeps
and multi-wheeled drive

, (As of Aug. 19, 1974)
Number of missions
Number of Aircraft
Number of Sorties
Flying hours
Mobile radios
Fixed radios
SAR objectives located


SCOTT AFB, Ill. -- The Clinton-Scott Composite Squadron was
honored recently when they provided the color guard for the POWMIA dedication of a bronze plaque at the Gateway Arch's Museum in
St. Louis, Mo.
The POW-MIA committee of Scott AFB dedicated the plaque in
tribute to Americans still listed as missing in actionin Southeast Asia.
Congressman James Symington (Dem., Mo.) was the speaker for the

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AZUSA,Calif.--A ground team training mission in the ru_gged San
Gabriel Mountains near here turned into the real thing for members of
San Gabriel Grouv 15.
During the mission the team happened upon at/injuredhiker, Ernie
Reynolds, 14, suffering from a broken wrist, cuts, bruises and shock
as the result of a fall.
Two trained Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), who were
members of the team -- CAP 1st Lt. P. Stephenson and WO C. Maner
-- administered first aid while four members of the team embarked on
a hour and a half march to reach the San Dimas Sheriff para-medic
team. Although a sheriff's helicopter was launched, the CAP members
assisted the youngster to safety before it could reach the area..
In addition to the two EMTs, the team included 2d Lt. B. Davis and
B. Bruce, WO P. Ward, Cadets J, Christopherson, S. Christopherson,
R. Sutter, S. Kunch and P. Kemmerer representing El Monte Squadron 21, La Verne Squadron 64 and Chino Squadron 134.


PHANTOM BRIEFING--Air Force Capt. Jim Neu of the
4 9 t h Ta c t i c a l F i g h t e r W i n g , H o i l o m a n A F B , N e w M e x i c o ,
briefs CAP cadets on the construction and operation of the
Air Force's F-4 Phantom Jet aircraft. Cadets from Arizona,
New Mexico, Colorado and Texas recently held a week-long
encampment at Hoiloman. (Photo by Don Wickman).

visit each separate scene. The
CAP aircrew also was pressed
into service by the city Fire
Department "water-bombing"
helicopters as a spotter while
fighting a major blaze turned up
by the air reconnaissance.
Mission pilot for the activity
was CAP 2rid Lt. David Graham.
Additional crew members were
Capt. Fred Beasom and SM Hat-'
old Jessurun. WO Fred Beaver
and Cadet TSgt. Terry Rocheford made up the ground communications team while the
ground team consisted of WO
Fromer and SM Ed Flavin.

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During 'Practice' Mission


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(this included those originating
with a citizen's band radio group
also assisting the Ranger force)
before any action was taken on
them. This was due to the lackof
Ranger personnel to investigate
the many calls for assistance
received during the day."
According to Fromer, one of
the most important contributions the use of the CAP aircraft made was to check out
reports of possible fires -- identifying them as large barbecue
fires in most cases -- thus
eliminating the need for hardpressed Ranger personnel to



HAPPY TO BE HERE--Brig. Gen. Leslie J. Westberg,
USAF, national commander (left), and CAP Lt. Col. John
McNabb, school commander, address CAP members dur=
ing the recent ranger school where the general completed
the training.

We s t b e r g I n v o l v e d ;
Becomes Pa. Ranger


SLIDE FOR LIFE -General Westberg goes
flying by while training on
the "slide for life".

S t o r y a n d p h o t o s b y C a p t . Wi l l i a m H . L a r k i n , J r. , C A P
HAWK MT., Pa.--A general squadron camp areas put executing the 'crossing' faster
rappel off a cliff? Run an obsta- together by the students than anyone else!
attending the school. Then he
cle course? Eat survival food?
Running the school's obstacle
course is something the students
Sounds unusual doesn't it? For was off to view the various
squadrons on their field training
must do each day and on arrival
Brig. Gen. Leslie J. Westberg,
back at the base camp, the
USAF, national commander, it
isn't so unusual. In fact, GenerFirst stop was at a cliff on the general watched students go
al Westberg did all those things other side of the mountain where : through it and: then he himself
and more when he visited the
rappelling was being taught to
went through it. He also rode the
one of the school's squadrons.
Pennsylvania Wing Summer
"slide for life", after which the
Ranger Training School here reAfter listening to the instructor
entire school lined up in formacently.
tell his class how it was done, he
tion to listen to the general say a
watched as the students climbed
few words.
The Wing Ranger School is a
General and Mrs. Westherg
up the cliff and rappelled off it.
nine-day training course in land
General Westberg said that he
were then given some mementos
search and rescue, and survival
would like to try it, so up to the
of their visit from the Penntechniques that is attended each
top of the cliff he went and he
sylvania Dutch Country. They_
year by cadets and senior
rappeUed back down with an un- were also given a course complemembers from not only Pennexpected expertise.
tion card from the 74 Pa. Wing
sylvania Wing, but from all over
Meanwhile, Mrs. Westberg
Ranger School, along with a
the country as well.
had been watching all of this and
school patch.
General Westberg arrived at
After dinner, the general
the schoolon a Wednesday even- she promptly announced that she
visited every squadron camp site
ing and was greeted by Lt. Col. was going to try it! After some
slight difficulty getting started,
and talked with all of the
John McNabb, Ranger School
she made it with no problems.
students and met them, all 175,
commander. The general and his
Next stop on General
individually. He didn't leave the
wife were presented with
Westberg's tour was to watch school, again, until nearly midRanger School hard-hats and
the schools' senior squadron exnight.
soon afterward they were out in
ecute a "dry river crossing".
And so it was. General and
the field eating survival food and
This involves tying a rope to a
Mrs. Westberg left an impresriding rough trails in a jeep.
tree on both sides of the river
sion with everyone at the school
They were out with one of the
and then hooking yourself up to
that will not be forgotten for
squadrons and they stayed until
the rope at the waist with a "d"
some time.
nearly midnight.
ring. Then you pull yourself
His participation made everyThe next morning, General
Westberg was back at the base
across the river, hand over hand. one realize that our National
Commander truly gets involved!
camp area viewing the various
The general amazed everyone by

CAUGHT--Cadet Lt. Col. Jeff Berky (center),holds a l)iack
Snake that was caught as General and Mrs. Westberg look it

FOOTNOTE: Upon his return
from the Ranger School, General
Westberg briefed the HQ CAPUSAF staff and complimented both the course and the
instructors. He heartily endorsed such training. "I was
tremendously impressed with
the professionalism and dedication of everone in this program,
both the students and instructors."
"The major caution I would
give to other wings who would
like to conduct such a program is
to make sure they have outstanding professional instructors
such as those I met in Pennsylvania. This is a great learning
and motivating activity for
cadets, but it is not child's play
and people can be hurt without
proper instruction and supervision," he concluded.

CONGRATULATIONS--General Westberg congratulates
cadets upon completion of their training and bids them good~


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LEFT HOOK--Cadet Maynard 'Transistorized Terror'
Henry exchanges 'blows' with Mohammed All. Members
from the school visited the ex-champ's training camp,
which was nearby.



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Story and Photos by Bill Madsen, AF Academy



U . S . A I R F O R C E A C A D E M Y, - ~
Colo. -- Sixty Civil Air Patrol cadets
recently completed the sixth annual
week-long course in land and water
survival training here.
The cadets represented CAP's eight
regions. Under the supervision of
Academy survival instructors, the
trainees spent four days learning how
to construct survival shelters, use
signal flares, navigate by hand compass across mountainous terrain,
fire survival rifles and use materials
at hand to live off the land in hostile
They also spent a day learning
COOL SWIM--The water was cool and invigorating
water survival techniques in the lakes
in the Academy Lake as CAP cadets learned water
on the Academy reservation.
survival techniques and enjoyed every minute of it.
Cadet Lt. William G. Ogilvie of the
Utah Wing was named the top trainee
during the survival course. Cadet Lt.
Richard J. Geiger, Montana Wing,
was selected by his peers as the cadet
speaker representing the trainees.
Each cadet received a course completion certificate from Lt. Col. Tom
Fallows, USAF-CAP-LO staff, Rocky
Mountain Region.


SNARE -- CAP cadet survival trainees watch attentively as SSgt. Frank Dorman, Academy instructor,
demonstrates the construction and operation of a
small game snare.

TRAPPER -- This successful CAP cadet caught a
squirrel in a snare he set in a forrested glade. The
cadets ate the prepared meat for supper, then stretched the hide for cleaning on a wooden frame.

HOMEMADE HARNESS-This CAP cadet is making a pack
harness out of parachute webbing and
shroud lines to be
used to carry his
sleeping bag and
gear on the cross
country navigation ~
Lt. William G. Ogilvi¢

--The cadet suspended irom the
water landing cable, foreground,
caecks his countdown procedure.

learned the proper way to use the
Mk 13 signal flare which has a red
smoke tab on one end and a
brilliant light flare on the other.
The correct way to hold the flare is
at a downward angle so molten
material will not sear the hands.





CAP's Squadron of
'How and Why
by Cadet Lt. Col. Michael W. Rogers, CAP
Squadron Information Officer
Activity and participation by all members of the New Britain Cadet
Squadron are the keys to their successful move from the number three
Squadron of Distinction last year to CAP's number one squadron of
Distinction this year.
The CAP Squadron of Distinction is an annual award to recog nize the
top 10 cadets squadrons. It is based on their accomplishments during the
preceeding calendar year.
The New Britain Cadet Squadron was active in search and rescue
training, conducting several practice missions during 1973. These
activities played a large role in keeping the interest of both cadet and
senior members in CAP programs.
The senior commander, CAP Lt. Col. Joseph W. Bendzinski, constantly
insured that the cadets applied for special activities offered by National
O u r s o l o p r o g r a m i s v e r y a c t i v e i n t h e u n i t . Te n m e m b e r s o f t h e
squadron have completed this program. The squadron also participated
in contract weekends in which members trained at a local airport. The
senior members teach classes and the requirement for contract
completion is met by the cadets.
At the end of the contract weekend each cadet receives an orientation
flight to reinforce what they were taught.
The senior members constantly assist cadets with any problems that
they may have in the contract area and are available to assist them at
any given time.
Encampments are a big activity in the unit, and at least two type B
encampments are planned during the year.
These are some of the activities that assist in keeping the moral a nd
interest of the New Britian Cadet Squadron at a high level. Teamwork is
always emphasized by the senior commander and the teamwork does
exist. This teamwork helps in the retention of our cadet membership.

VICTIM -- CAP Capt~ Fred Wnuk applies compress to
.... simtflatedcrash victim Cadet Capt. Conrad Oliva. ..............

ALL ULEAR -- Cadet Lt. Col. Thomas Wunk performs a radiation
check on Cadet Donald Mill during a simulated Civil Defense exercise.
TRAINING -- Cadet Sgt. Cindy Foy practices




)istinction Explains

They Are No. I

TO U R N I Q U E T A P P L I C AT I O N - - C a d e t C a p t . A m y D a n a a p plies tourniquet pressure to Cadet Sgt. Gary Thompson who
is a simulated crash victim with a slashed arm.

RESCUE -- Cadet Donald Mill is lifted by
members of the New Britain Police Department
when the two units teamed up to practice the use
of the stokes stretcher.


(Editors note: The top two squadrons will be
presented a plaque by National Headquarters at the ili~

National Board Meeting in S~n Franci~o this mon

Each of the squadrons of distinction will receive the
Unit Citation Award in recognition of their
In addition, the commander of the No. I CAP
Squadron of Distinction will receive the F. Ward
R e i l l y L e a d e r s h i p Aw a r d a t t h e N a t i o n a l B o a r d
Meeting. The award, in honor of the late CAP Brig.
Gen. F. Ward Reilly, a former Board Chairman, is
presented annually to recognize the individual
leadership efforts of the commander).


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PROPER PROCEDURE -- Cadet WO Susan Huffman, a
member of the 1ACE staff, assists Cadet Lt. Col. Paul R.
Owen of Texas's Thunderbird Composite Squadron prior to
his departure from Washington for Austria.

1ACE DRESS -- Cadet Maj. Mary Jo Vargas from Hq.
Oklahoma Wing and Cadet Lt. Col. Dana A. Grams from Texas's Bayou City Composite Squadron await their departure.

WELCOME ABOARD -- Cadet Maj. Steven A. Eckhoff of
Colorado's South Platte Cadet Squadron is greeted by an Air
Force crew member prior to his departure to Europe.

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H U S B A N D A N D W I F E T E A M - - C A P C o l . S t a n l e y F.
Moyer, Maryland Wing commander who served as CAP's
IACE project officer in the Washington area,is pictured with
his wife, CAP Capt. Carol Moyer.
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PLANNING -- Air Force Maj. Bud Lanigan, (left), liaison officer for the New York Wing
along with CAP Maj. Arthur Berger, (center), director of operations for the N. Y. phase
IACE and Air Force TSgt. Gordon Richardson, N.Y. Liaison Office, prepare to receive
foreign cadets for the 27th 1ACE.


Photos by


MSgr. Russ Brown





1 A C E F o r e i g n C a d e t s Vi e w. . .

A Highlight Of Washington...
The White House

One Of New York's Largest...
The Empire State Building

Foreign Cadet Captures ......
Scenes Along The

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A Fond Farewell

N e w Yo r k A n d Wa s h i n g t o n

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by Chaplain (Col.) Ralph R. Pace, USAF
Our Native Land, the United States of America, will soon be two
hundred years old. It is self-evident that the Land of the Free and the
Home of the Brave has been bought and paid for by the blood, sweat
and tears of her citizens. America was born and has matured through
the sacrifice of noble men and women and under the blessing of
Almighty God.
An address delivered by Chaplain R. B. Gittelsolm at a dedication of
a cemetery on Iwo Jima emphasizes the price that was paid for our
Here before us lie the bodies of comrades and friends. Men ~vho unul
yesterday or last week laughed with us, joked with us, trained with us.
Men who were on the same ships with us and went over the sides with
us as we prepared to hit the beaches of this island. Men who fought
with us and feared with us.

NEW ARRIVALS-Recently arriving for a tour of duty at HQ.CAP-USAF, Maxwell AFB,
Ala., are Air Force officers (left to right) Lt. Col. Donald M. Moats, Lt. Col. Gale L.
Haskins and Capt. James R. Ward. Colonel Moats came from Hickman AFB, Hawaii and
will serve as director of plans and programs. Colonel Haskins, a former CAP cadet, arrived
from Osan AB, Korea to be director of cadet programs. Captain Ward comes to CAP-USAF
as director of supply from Greece where he served as commander of Det. 2, 7206th Air Base
Group. (Photo by MSgr. Russ Brown).

At Ohio Museum

Hobby Now On Display
POINT PLEASANT, W. Va. -A Civil Air Patrol lieutenant's
life-long hobby has been put on
display at the Armstrong Air and
Space Museum at Wapakoneta,
Lt. George McClintock of the
Point Pleasant Composite
Squadron has displayed 50 of his
model aircraft covering the
period 1903-1939 in the museum
named for Nell Armstrong, the
first astronaut to step on the

The lieutenant has also
donated another 50 aircraft and
12 rockets and spacecraft for display in the near future. The
remaining 50 aircraft cover the
period 1940-1972.
The CAP lieutenant has had a
love of aircraft since he was a
young child and began his hobby
some 25 years ago. It soon
became a family affair with his
wife Maxine cutting out the
decals and helping to decide the
trim and the children, George
III, John Robert, who appears
the most enthusiastic about
model making and who has ex-

Lt. McClintock
panded his interest to take in armored models as well as planes
and little Sarah, the youngest,.
who- is a[w_ays around to ask
The years of their chosen
hobby have engroSSea~
educational aspects as well
providing relaxation. Each one
is always searching for ideas and
materials. Yearly the family
visits the Air Force Museum for
photos and research material.
One of the lieutenant's prizes
is the Lunar Module which is
among those to be displayed at
the Museum. Among the more

than 400 models ma-de by the
McClintocks are the oldest
Wright Brothers flyer, a TU-17
bi-plane built by Boeing; the SE5 from World War I; a C-130 Hercules; and three variations of the
Messerschmit 109 fighter.
McClintock became interested
in the Ohio Museum when his
brother Donald, who lives in
Spencerville, Ohio, first put him
in touch with Museum officials.
They were receptive to the idea
and he says, "My work for the
last two years has been centered
around this project."
Lieutenant McClintock has
been a pilot with a commercial
license for nearly 20 years. He is
a member of the Experimental
Aircraft Association, American
Aviation Historical Society, Ohio
Historical Society, the International Plastic Modelers Society and president of the Three
Points Flying Club Inc., founded
in 1957.
Anyone wishing to see the
Lieutenant's display and other
aerospace exhibits can visit the
Museum from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday thru Saturday and on
Sundays and holidays from 1 until 5 p.m. excepting Thanksgiving, Christmas and New

Somewhere on this plot of ground there may lie the man who could
have discovered the cure for cancer. Under one of these Christian
crosses or beneath a Jewish Star of David there may rest now a man
who was destined to be a great prophet - to find the way, perhaps, for
all to live in plenty, with poverty and hardship for none. Now they lie
here silently in this sacred soil, and we gather to consecrate this earth
to their memory.
It is not easy to do so. Some of us have buried our closest friends
here. We saw these men killed with our very eyes, and any one of us
might have died in their place. Indeed, some of us are alive and
breathing at this very moment only because men who lie here beneath
us had the courage and strength to give their lives for ours. To speak in
memory of such men as these is not easy. Of them, too, can it be said
with utter truth: "... The world will little note nor long remember
what we say here. It can never forget what they did here ..."
We dedicate ourselves, first, to live toget.ber in peace the way they
fought and are buried in this war. Here lie men who loved America
because their ancestors generations ago helped in her founding, and
other men who loved with equal passion because they themselves, or
their own fathers, escaped from oppression to her blessed shores.
Here lie officers and men, black and white, rich men and poor together. Here are Protestants, Catholics, and Jews together. Here De
man prefers another because of his faith or despises him because of
his color. Here there are no quotas o|how many from eacb grm~ m~
admitted or allowed.
Among these men there is no discrimination, no prejudice, no
hatred. Theirs is the highest and purest democracy ... We promise, by
all that is sacred and holy, that your sons, Une sons of miners and
millers, the sons of farmers and workers, will inherit from your death
the right to a living that is decent and secure ... We here solemnly
swear! This shall not be in vain! Out of this, and from the suffering
and sorrow of those who mourn this, will come - we promise, the birth
of a new freedom for the sons of man everywhere!
And all the people said, "God bless America, land that l love!"

TOP CADET -- Cadet 2d
Lt. Mary E. Pearce was
recently selected as Outstanding Cadet of the
Q u a r t e r f o r t h e To w s o n
Composite Squadron
(Maryland Wing). She
has been a member of the
unit for four years and
presently serves as cadet
commander. Cadet
Pearce was a member of
the Maryland Wing Drill
Te a m t h a t c o m p e t e d i n
last years' Middle East
Region drill competition.




STRAPPED IN -- Three members of the Albany Composite
Squadron (New York Wing) are ready for takeoff in a C-130
aircraft for an orientation flight given by members of the
109th Air Transport Group, New York Air National Guard.
From left to right are Cadet Lt. Colonels Harriet Giilespie,
Kenneth Nagel and Dana Moss. They were part of 35 cadets
and 5 seniors who received the ride and briefing on the aircraft.

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Check Pilot

It is an unfortunate fact that
the CAP has a very poor safety
record; in fact, it is about the
poorest of any flying organization in the nation.
I know that many pilots ignore
this fact and continue to think
that we have no serious
problems in our units. We must
stop kidding -ourselves: if we
would simply realize that we do
have problems and then take
steps to analyze them objectively, we would then be more
than half way toward solving
I think one of the most important keys toward solution of the
CAP flying safety problem lies
with the check pilot.
The check pilot is the most important link in the flying
program. A good, responsible
CAP check pilot will assure that
only those pilots who meet or exceed certain minimum standards of proficiency will be
authorized to fly CAP aircraft.
He will objectively evaluate his
pilots and not allow biases to influence his decisions.
First of all, a check pilot must
possess a thorough knowledge of
flight rules and regulations, required maneuvers, and of the
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jective, impersonal analysis of
the pilots he checks.
I have seen oilots with years of
experience fail flight checks.
Sometimes they need to revmw
fundamentals such as making
medium and steep turns without
excessive gains or losses of
altitude. Sometimes older pilots
need to improve their
proficiency in the use of omni
navigation facilities. After all,
for practical purposes, that is
about all we have in this country
now: no more LF ranges, no
more light lines and on|y-aTe'w
O m n i - V O R TA C , TA C A N , i s
the word now and we have to
know how to use it. It's very
simplicity throws a lot of the old
boys off the track. They think it
just has to be more difficult and
this belief creates a mental

Cadet's Help
Aids Scouts
Farn Badge
ROANOKE, Va. -: CAP Cadet
Col. Richard Anderson of the
Roanoke Composite Squadron
recently made his aviation
knowledge available to the
members of Boy Scout Troop No.
The scouts were in the process
of earning their aviation merit
badge and Anderson volunteered
to be one of their instructors.
The merit badge covers similar
information as in the Aerospace
Education.portion of the Phase I
Cadet training.
Anderson, who is a Spaatz
Award recipient received his
pilot training through Civil Air
Patrol's programs.

block that prevents their learning it simple as it is! Another
frequently noted fundamental
fault is gross inability to hold a
heading. They just wander all
over the sky. If the Omni needle
says "Turn right", that they
do 360 degrees at a time! The
CAP check pilot must identify
these people and refer them tO
further instruction and practice
before they get another try at
passing the check ride.
In some cases, this might
result in a temporary reduction
of a given squadroh'S pilot
readiness, but it has been my
observation that almost every
substandard pilot once identified
will take vigorous action to bring
his proficiency up to standard.
Check pilots should remember
that by being lenient they might
be licensing the pilot to kill
himself and others.
CAP flying is, by its very
nature, more hazardous than
normal flying. For that reason
our pilots should be more skillful
than run-of-the-mill general
aviation pilots. If we want to attain this level of proficiency and
improve our safety record, we
must take a closer look at our
check pilots. We should have
classes and standardization
clinics for them.
I think if we have more objective, standardized, bias free
check pilots, our safety record
will improve by itself.
(Editor's Note: Here is one
member's idea on the flight safet y p r o b l e m s w i t h i n C A P. I n dividual currency and
proficiency after passing a check
ride is also important. Another
factor in accident prevention is
supervision of who flies and
when. What is the major
problem area within you unit
pertaining to flight safety? Let
us hear from you.)

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Ist. Lt. Mark Boyer. The unit has the capability of transporting to a disaster site an entire
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U N I F O R M TA L K - - C i v i l A i r P a t r o l ' s C a d e t S g t . H i i l i a r y
Holmes, (left), of the Lafayette Composite Squadron
(Louisiana Wing) receives some pointers on the proper care
of her beret from Air Force Amn. Debbie Nauhall who is
stationed at Keesler AFB, Miss. The Louisiana Wing recently held a cadet encampment at Keesler where they toured
the base's modern hospital, technical schools, WAF
facilities, security police operations and computer center.





People In The News
A 30-year veteran of Civil Air-Patrol. Lt. Col.
Gerald E. Nistal, former deputy for cadets Sector
VI. New York Wing, has been appointed to the
faculty of the School of Business. Southeastern
Louisiana University . . Cadet Georgia Tritt of
Washington's Paine Field Composite Squadron has
joined the Air Force Reserve and is presently taking her training at Lackland AFB. Tex .... The
Hawaii Wing recently presented Floyd Goodyear,
president of Aeromarine Inc., a Certificate of
Appreciation for his participation in aerospace
education workshops and seminars ....
Maj. Thomas E. Carter of the National Capital
Wing has been awarded the 1973 Middle East
Region Safety Award for an outstanding flying and
ground safety record... Four brothers, active or
formerly in the CAP cadet program, held a reunion
at their sauadron headauarters -- Hudson Valley
Composite Squadron (New York Wing) -- recently.
They are Cadets Peter Keeney; David Keeney,
cadet commander of the unit: Air Force Sgt. Michael Keeney, a former cadet commander and Stephen
who just recently enlisted in the Air Force
. The Cadet Commander of the Fayetteville
North Carolina) Composite Squadron, Cadet
Keith L. Montieth has been accepted to the Air
Force Academy .
Eight cadets from the Indiana Wing have received their solo wings after completing the second
solo encampment conducted by the wing. They are
Mark Ashcraft, Myron Anderson, Rick Sextor,
Ta b e r Va n S l y k e , E d w a r d R u t h , Tr e s a E m b r y,
'William Collins and Kenneth Adams... Cadet
Sgt. Fred Helvie of the Highlander Composite
Squadron (New Hampshire Wing) captured first
place honors in the recent Dover. N.H. Exchange
and 4-H Club rocket competition . . WO Bruce
Cobb, SM Steven Coleman and Cadet 2d Lt. Kur
Nelson of the Long Beach (California) Cadet
Squadron 93 recently completed the Emergency
Medical Technician course.

them on a promised ride in hi~
helicopter . . Cadet Col. Richard Anderson lec
his team to top honors in the Virginia Wing Drill
C o m p e t i t i o n r e c e n t l y. H i s t e a m i s f r o m t h e
Roanoke Composite Squadron . . . Cadet WO
Robert Howes of the Clinton-Scott Composite
Squadron (Illinois Wing) recently took first place
in the St. Clair County Area Bike-A-Thon to collect
money for the Diabetic Children's Welfare
Association . . .
Lt. Col. Stanley Harter, Chief of staff of the
Hawaii Wing must have established some kind of
record for CAP recently when he participated in
his 1,000th SAR mission, of which he has served as
mission coordinator in more than 700 . . . The
Mankato Composite Squadron (Minnesota Wing)
got their second "Flying Grandfather" when 2d Lt.
George LeFavor received his solo wings. The other
"grandfather" is SM Jim Greenough . . . Cadet
2d Lts. John B. Nelson and Mark Egan of the
Falcon Squadron 305 (Arizona Wing) were recently
accepted to the Air Force Academy . .
1st. Lt. Jarden A. Gibson, received a new
Charter for his unit the 399th Danbury
S PA AT Z W I N N E R - - C A P I s t . L t . B e n K l a u s n e r o f t h e . N e w
(Conneticut) Composite Squadron which was
Mexico Wing receives his Gen. Carl A. Spaatz award from
redesignated in honor of the Army Reserve's 399th
New Mexico's Governor Bruce King, Lieutenant Klausner is
Civil Affairs Group, from Army Lt. Col. Raymond
a eight-year veteran of CAP and presently serves on tl¢
G. Cushing, group commander . . Cadet
wing staff as a senior member working with the cadet
Herbert Williams of the Paine Field Composite
program. (Photo by Don Wickman).
S q u a d r o n ( Wa s h i n g t o n ) r e c e n t l y w o n a s o l o
scholarship when he took first place in a model
plane contest . . . Cadet Lt. Col. Byron Rambo,
cadet comander of Louisiana Moisant Cadet
CEDAR RAPIDS. Iowa -- The Cedar Rapids Composite Squadrv~
Squadron has been named Outstanding Cadet of the
recently held their annual Emergency Services Seminar for C~x::
Ye a r f o r L o u i s i a n a . . . C a d e t J e f f r e y M a p l e s
copped the Wing Champions Trophy during the reDefense directors and Sheriffs throughout Iowa for the purpose ,:~.'
cent North Carolina Wing Golf tourlearning about Civil Air Patrol and what it has to offer.
nament . . Margaret E. Hurdle broke the sex
The unit prepared a 27-page booklet for distribution to all par
barrier when she became the first female to join
ticipating members to inform them of CAP's capabilities and res~t~
the Barre (Vermont) Senior Squadron . .
We would like to welcome the Palo Alto Senior siblities. Also included in the booklet was'information concerm.~
"who to contact" for a given emergency and steps to be taken in the
Squadron 70 to the ranks of Civil Air Patrol. The
Maj. Frank R. Crisei was recently honored by
unit is commanded by 1st Lt. Doug
event of an aircraft accident.
his unit {New York's Long Island Group) with a
R e a n y. . . C a d e t A 1 C A i m e e - D r o e e o f t h e
The squadron also held an ELT practice mission in conjunction w~:e
plaque denoting his 30 years with
Laramie County Composite Squadron (Wyoming)
the seminar to train their pilots.
C A P. . G e o r g i a S t a t e S e n a t o r R . E u g e n e was cited for her outstanding efforts during a reCAP First Lt. Robert McMurrin was mission coordinator for tJ~
Holley kept his word to members of the Augusta cent wing SAR-CD Test and actual SAR mission by
day's activities.
Cadet Squadron (Georgia Wing) when he took
the wing commander Col. Albert Lamb.

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Cadet Directorate
"des Solutions
PROBLEM: I am a C/MSgt. and
will finish the Goddard achievement in a few weeks. When I
finish my contract I still cannot
be promoted, because I have
been unable to attend an encampment. When I go to an encampment this year is there any
way I can be promoted at the encampment?
SOLUTION: No, since the encampment commander does not
have promotion authority (cannot sign your contract). Upon
your return to your unit,
however, if all other requirements have been met your
commander could sign the contract and promote you at that
PROBLEM: Can a cadet who is
also in AFJROTC and who has
completed the first three AE
books start his CAP program
with the fourth packet and as a
C/Sgt. ?

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well, deleted you from its
membership roll when you left,
and before your new unit picked
you up. This action had the effect
of deleting you altogether from
the CAP membership. When an
individual transfers to a new unit, the gaining squadron must
submit the CAPF 2 effecting the
transfer to National Headquarters. The individual's name
will then be automatically
dropped from the old unit when
picked up in the new unit. Based
upon your new commander's
letter of circumstances, the
error has been corrected, and
you will appear on his next

(July 1974)
Mark A. Matthews ......... 02092
Mark S. Merriott ....... :... 03040
James L. Wallis ............. 04016
Stove F. Amato ............. 04016
Ronald J. Fauset ........... 04155
Mark A. Williams .......... 04184
Gregory J. Cordes ..........04184
Gary S. Martin .............. 04210
Myron E. Steele III ........ 04386
Valerie M. Mally ........... 05023
Timothy R. Hider .......... 05059
Bruce A. Cabe ...............67004
Russell C. Ray ...............06103
Robert W. Piatt ............. 08103
Stephen V. Walker .........06103
James K. Gore ..............08293
Lisa N. Reed ................. 09002
William F. Lewis ........... 11004
David A. Stahl ............... 11133
Joel Signorelli ............... 11189
Jerry L. Mangrum ......... 11196
Brian M. Pacejka .......... 11254
James E. Schlesser Jr. ,.., 11263
Edward Ruth ................ 12010
Donald L. Wenger Jr ......12186
Hobart G. Combs ...........15030
Garylin E. Mann ............ 18052
George J. Carretto Jr .....18052
Mark S. Denberger ........18052
Ginger E. Lenardson ......18072

, Everett C. Hume ........... 19015
Michael J. Fianagan ......19043
David L. Brown ............. 19044
Kevin F. Barry .............. 19044
Samuel C. Glover ...........20164
Edward E. Cartledge .....20250
Daniel J. Sloan .............. 21030
Mark S. Dundas .............21048
Vicki S. Johnson ............23088
Cynthia S. Blohm ...........24008
Barbara L. Bonney ........ 28038
Michael L. Fray ............. 29C02
Erik B. Sithens .............. 29016
David J. Caste ............... 29016
Bruce E. Ware .............. 29059
Geoffrey D. Webert ....... 29050
Ole P. Palludan ............. 29067
Marty O. Woodward .......30033
George J. Tolsma Jr ...... 31020
Keith A. Thomas ............32029
Mary L. Powell ............. 32048
Carey W. Fleming ..........320E~
Matthew C. Turany ........33010
Eric C. Tangen .............. 33010
David E, McNeal ........... 34038
John A. Heard ............... 34070
Stove B. Hansbew .......... 34197~
David R. Quire .............. 35056
Stephen M. Brown .......... 36034
Raymond A. Jucha .........37025
Robert A, Stanicar ......... 37025
Charles J:..Blackwe!! ..~... 37039

John E Slggekm
Alvin S. Aongst I|
Vincent J. Freeman
Gary D. Braoham ......... 41030
Randal G. Stivers nl ......
Kevin F. Fotorny ...........
Michael K. McCullaugh .. 42115
Devaine Barnhill Jr ....... 42186
Michael L. Fields ........... 42322
Stuart M. Lane .............. 42322
John S. Kirkland ............ 43003
Michael F. Foy .............. 44009
Thomas A. Theado .........
Jack S, Waiters ..... ....... 45095
Edward S. Sparks .......... 5108
William F. Ritohey ........ 46049
Philip G. Cunningham .... 47013
Robert J. Tock .............. 48121
Roy S. annjo ................. 51C~0
Michael A. Madrid .........51031
Lusia K Meredith .......... 51045
Bruce B. Soto ................51056

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Gre@ory D ~zg~g
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Chr~ P xtohman
Mark L. S~.
James J. OfcaredK . .
Sloven J. Block ..............~ 1 6
John R. Quilling ............. 21C30
Kevin E. Sw~ .......... ~'1040
Kim L. Joyner ............... 25054
Bryan C. Leadbettor ......31983
Glenn J. Larsen ............. 31164
Barbara A. Planto ......... 31247
Sloven R. Gullberg .........31294
Daniel M. Singleton ........34~ff
Sloven M. Stofanidis ......34197
Scott A. Miller ............... 35015
Bruce C, Alexander ........36034
William R. Shuster ........ 37011
Margaret S. Donley ........
Fnrrest C. Ward ............ 41054
David B. Ballinger ......... ~ l b
Richard K. Hughes . .......43047
Mike D. Bauchard ... ....... 10'28
Dennis R Won ............... 51030
Luis A. Torres ............... 52017
Edel Gareia .................. 52045
Edwin Sepulveda ...........52087

Dennis J. Lau ................ 04116
Joseph W. Pitt ............... ~o025'
Bernard W. Asia ............05030
Robert M Hanson ..........05133
David L, Tipping ............ 06012
Conrad Oliva ................. 00015
Laura B Balderree ......... 06015
Blaise T. Zyrkowski .......

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SOLUTION: Only the aerospace
education and leadership portions of the achievement contract can be accredited for
AFJROTC participants. It will
be necessary for you to progress
through all of the achievements
in sequence to meet CAP requirements. As stated in CAPM
50-16, this means you must complete the physical fitness, moral
leadership and aerospace education portions being credited.
Your CAP rank is earned on the
basis of achievement contract
PROBLEM: Will female cadets
in Phases I and II wear the new
hat device on their berets?
soLuTION: No, the device is
for cadet officers only. Phase I
and II cadets continue to wearthe old device.
PROBLEM: Must cadet officer
grade insignia be worn on
Shoulder boards?
SOLUTION: Yes, except for the
female overblouse and the male
winter shirt and fatigues.
PROBLEM: How can I apply for
an AFROTC four-year
SOLUTION: You should request
application forms from the
AFROTC Scholarship Division,
M a x w e l l A F B , A I 3 6 11 2 . Yo u
musthave your request in byNovember 15 to be considered for
next year's starting class.
PROBLEM: I have been told
that I cannot earn the Mitchell
Award because I have not been
to a Type A encampment, even
though I have been to a Type B.
Is this correct?
SOLUTION: Nothing could be
further from the truth. There is
no difference in credit between a
Type A and Type B encampment,
and this requirement for the
Mitchell Award may be fulfilled
by attending either type.
PROBLEM" I recently
transferred to another squadron,
and somehow my name has been
dropped from my old unit, but is
not on my new unit's monthly
membership listing. How could
this happen? Am I still a
S O L U T I O N : U n f o r t u n a t e l y,
your situation is not unusual.
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