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APRIL, 1975J

Jones' Remarl{s
Hilight Dinner
~ASHINGTON. D.C.--Civil Air Patrol officials hosted some
_'tin memberx of Congress and or their representatives at a
social horn" and dinner in the Raybm'n House O¢fiee Building

barn ee~ room here recently.

The dinner was chaired by CAP
Brig. Gen. William M. Patterson.
chawrnan of the National Board.
who read a letter of congratulations from the President.
Another highlight of the
program was a speech by Air
Force Chief of Staff, Gen. David
C. Jones. General Jones expressed appreciation to everyone in
CAP and said. "We consider you
an important part of the Air
A Unit Citation was presented
to the Cutler Cadet Squadron of
Cutler Ridge, Fla.. for being
named the No. 1 Cadet Squadron
of Distinction for 1974. The
award was accepted by CAP
Maj. Fred Graham, commander
of the unit.
The Southeast Region received
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CAP's Mississippi Wing, commanded by CAP Col. John A.
Vozzo, was awarded a citation
for first place among the 52
wings in the National Commander's Evaluation during 1974

Wing Honors Senator Slennis;
Presents Life-size Bronze Busl
Air Patrol's Mississippi Wing,
named the best of the
organization's 52 wings in 1974,
honored Senator John Stennis

Andrews Unit
Adopts Couple
Andrews Composite Squadron
[National Capital Wing) continues to stand out in its
program of humanitarian efforts.
The squadron has adopted an
elderly couple located in
southern Prince Georges County
who were in need of assistance.
Although extremely proud, the
couple found themselves in the
position of not being able to do
heavy physical chores.
After reading about the
couple's plight in a local newspaper, the squadron formed a
work team of cadets under the
direction of CAP Lt. Arlyce
Perry to chop wood, clean up the
yard and do other odd jobs. The
squadron even provided some
much needed furniture for the
What originally was planned to
be a one time visit soon turned
into a regular scheduled project.
Lieutenant Perry summed it up
when she said, "It's not normally part of our program, just
something nice to do."

recently by presenting him a
life-sized bronze bust.
Ceremonies took place recently in Room B-338 of the Rayburn
House Office Building in
Washington. The presentation
was made by the Mississippi
W i n g C o m m a n d e r. C A P C o l .
John Vozzo.
(See related photos
on page 12)
T h e s c u l p t o r. C A P L L C o l .
Sam Gore. spent approximately
200 hours on the bust. including
original casting and cleanup. Gore.
who commands the Mississippi
Headquarters Squadron. CAP.
heads the Art Department at,
Mississippi College, Clinton.

Miss. The bronze pouring and
foundry work was done by one of
his graduate students.
Colonel Gore is listed in Who's
Who in American Art. Outstanding Education of America
and the Dictionary of International Biography. The bust of
Senator Stennis will be on display, along with 40 paintings by
Colonel Gore. in the House Administration Committee Suite
April through August 1975.
The presentation was made in
Washington coincidental with
CAP's National Executive Committee meeting, the
Congressional Dinner and the
meeting of. CAP's Advisory

'Top 10' Cadet Squadrons Named
MAXWELL AFB. Ala. -- Ten squadrons have
been named Civil Air Patrol's 1974 "Squadrons of
Distinction" for their accomplishments in the
cadet program.
In making the announcement to the commanders
of regions and wings, Brig. Gen. Leslie J.
Westberg, USAF. national commander, commended the regions, wings and squadrons for achieving
this high honor.
In a letter to each unit he said, "I commend each
senior and cadet member of your unit for this
singular achievement. Your superior efforts and
hard work are Clearly visible to other leaders
throughout Civil Air Patrol."

The 'Top 10' are:
1. Cutler Cadet Squadron
2. New Britain Cadet Squadron
3. Alamo Composite Squadron
4. Calvert H.S. Composite Squadron
5. Andrews Composite Squadron National Capital
6. Birmingham Composite Squadron 34 Alabama
7. Isla Grande Composite Scmadron Puerto Rico
8. Oklahoma Citv Cadet Squadron No. 2 Oklahoma
9. Downers Grove Composite Squadron Illinois
10. Bayshore Composite Squadron New Jersey
The CAP Squadron of Distinction, an annual
award to recognize the top 10 CAP Cadet
Squadrons, is based on their accomolishments dur{See TOP 10, Page ~)

Brig Gen Leshe J Westberg.
U S A F. n a t i o n a l c o m m a n d e r.
made the presentation The
Mississippi Wing rose from 42d m
1972 to second in 1973 and to the
top spot in 1974.
The Oklahoma Wing received
second place in the 1974 NCE.
CAP Col. Johnnie Boyd, commander, received a Unit Citation
in recognition of this achievement.
(See photos on page 7)
General Patterson gave a brief
preview of the Annual Report to
Congress and copies were
presented to all attendees.
Coincidental to the
Congressional diner, was CAP's
Advisory Panel, where members
of the National Executive Committee met with members of the
USAF Air Staff.

CAP Members.
Record Saves
During March
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Civil
Air Patrol members from Idaho
and Wyoming were given credit
in early March for saving the
lives of three persons as a result
of their emergency services
CAP pilots Tom McLaughin
and Jim Holman from Idaho's
Wing saved the life of a hospital
patient in Bonner's Ferry, Idaho
through the timely airlift of badly needed human blood.
The two flew from Coeur
d'Alene, Idaho to Spokane,
Wash., and returned with the
blood for a patient who was suffering from internal bleeding.
Aerial search teams from the
Wyoming Wing saved the lives of
two men who crashed in a light
aircraft near Rawlins, Wyo.
CAP searchers were called into
action when the families of the
two crash victims reported that
they had failed to return.
Flying at night, wing pilots
homed-in on an emergency
l o c a t o r t r a n s m i t t e r ( E LT 4
signal and located the crash site.
This was fortunate; because by
morning, the ELT battery was
dead. A private helicopter then
airlifted the victims who were
suffering from broken backs and
other injuries to a hospital.
The pair had been flying at low
altitude when their aircraft hit
an area of turbulence and as they
attempted to pull up the craft
stalled and crashed. After
rescue, one of the men said,
"The CAP plane flying over our
location kept us going and
a w a k e . We , k n e w y o u k n e w
where we were. We didn't give
up hope."
These saves brings to 16 the
number of lives CAP members
have saved this year.




Decatur Un it Sponsors
Safety Seminar For 30
DECATUR. Ala.--More than 30 pilots attended a General Aviation
safety seminar sponsored by the Decatur Senior Squadron here.
The seminar featured an informative program presented by Ralph
Edwards. the local General Aviation District Office - Federal Aviation
Administration accident prevention specialist.
His program was aimed at "Preflight Inspection and Planning"
along with films and demonstrations pertaining to general aviation
safety in flight. A special presention film regarding Alaska flying was
included in the program. Also. the Vertigo chair was challenged by all,
but was never defeated.
A continuous question and answer exchange allowed all attendees to
receive a first hand and official answer from the FAA representative
along with those presented to the CAP panel of flight information advisors.
A future meeting is planned to encompass local Flight Service Station
services in a continuing effort to update and keep general aviation
pilots in the area current with their flying practices and Federal Aviation Regulation obligations.

Brabit's Dream Comes True
In Emergency l rvices Work
ANNVILLE, Pa. -- "It's like a
dream coming true," said CAP
2d Lt. John Brabits of Pennsylvania's Group 30, as he explained his role in emergency
services operations in Civil Air
Patrol and Civil Defense.
Lieutenant Brabits, who is the
CD coordinator for his unit as
well as assistant director of the
Dauphin County CD, recently
designed a successful system
linking hospital and ambulance
communications together.
The revisions were made on a
no selective broadcasting console
installed as a part of the county's
fire, police and ambulance
system at the Dauphin County
C o n t r o l C e n t e r. T h e r e v i s e d
system enables five area
hospitals to contact each other
and to talk directly with ambulances en route to the hospital.
Each hospital has a remote unit
in its emergency room.
Also a unique advantage of the

In Memoriam

J. L. Pettis

system is that hospitals can connect and talk to each other. Lt.
Brabits made it work as an intercom and these communications
will not go over the broadcast
It was during the Agnes storm
in 1972 that Brabits learned of
CAP's well planned communications network and immediately joined. He has since
succeeded in getting CAP communications installed in the
county's communications center
in the court house.
The lieutenant's dream of being involved in emergency services has "truly become a

Pilot Scores
First 'Find'
H A RT S V I L L E , S . C . - - C i v i l
Air Patrol pilot Capt. Carroll
Jordan was recently called upon
for assistance by local law enforcement personnel when
adverse weather conditions here
hampered their ground search efforts for a missing resident.
With a local mission number in
his pocket, Captain Jordan took
off from the Hartsville Airport
and within 30 minutes had
spotted the missing man's
He then directed a ground
team to.the location from the air
and the man's body was located
near the car in a heavy wooded

MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -Congressman Jerry L. Pettis
(Rep. Calif.) a member and
long time supporter of Civil
Air Patrol died last month
when his light aircraft crashed some four miles northwest
of Beaumont, Calif.
Pettis, a popular
Republican, was the only
person aboard the singleengine plane when it went
down in rugged terrain in the
area of Cherry Valley.
The 59-year-old congressman served as a pilot and flight
instructor during World War
II and was a member of the
Air Line Pilots Association.
In the House he was a member of the Science and Astronautics Committee and the
Ways and Means Committee.
He held the rank of CAP
lieutenant colonel in the
organization's Congressional
Squadron and was deputy
commander of that unit.

This was the first local mission
in '75 for the Darlington County
Composite Squadron and Captain
Jordan's first find.

NATIONAL BOARD MEETING SITE -- The symbol of St. Louis, Missouri, to the rest of the
world has become the Gateway Arch -- a 630-foot high stainless steel structure with the shape
of an inverted catenary curve. Civil Air Patrol's 1975 National Board Meeting will be held in
this mid-west city on October 2-5. The site of the meeting will be Stouffers Riverfront Towers.
The cylindrical tower which can be seen in the photo immediately behind the left side of the
famous arch is a part of the Stouffers' facility. Information concerning registration, program
and other hilitieswill follow in future editions of the Civil Air Patrol NEWS. (Photo courtesy
of St. Louis Convention Bureau)

'Top 10' Cadet Squadrons Named
(Continued fromPagel)
_Spaatz Awards earned by the cadet squadrons and 212 were
cadets in the unit, and the num- composite squadrons. In other
ing the preceeding calendar year.
~'(~ eligibld for the award, .... h e r o f a c h i e v e m e n t C o n t r a C t s ~ ' ~ W o t ' d g ( ~ 4 4 ~ p e r c e n t ~ ' ? l ~
cadet units and 23 percent of the
the unit must have at least 25
Commenting on this year's
total composite squadrons were
cadet members as of December
program, Lt. Col. Gale L.
31. They are also evaluated on
the number of cadets attending
Haskins, USAF, director of the
The top two squadrons will be
cadet program, said that there
a first encampment, first time
presented a plaque by National
orientation flights, the numwere 398 units that met the basic
Headquarters at the National
criteria. Of this number 186 were
ber of Mitchell, Earhart and
Board Meeting in St. Louis, Mo,
i n O c t o b e r. E a c h o f t h e
squadrons of distinction will
receive the Unit Citation Award
MILWAUKEE, Wisc.--Two Civil Air Patrol members from this area
in recognition of theirnot only grew up together, they both joined CAP at the same time and
progressed through the entire cadet program together.
In addition, the commander of
Frank E. Pleli and David H. Speuner joined CAP in 1968 and held
the No. 1 CAP Squadron of
almost every position in their unit--Headquarters Group Ten Land
Distinction will receive the F.
Rescue Team. After joining the land rescue team their training took on
Ward Reilly Leadership Award
added dimensions. They became Master Rescue Specialists and along
at the National Board Meeting.
with two other members became the first Emergency Medical
The award, in honor of the late
Technicians in the Wisconsin Wing.
CAP Brig. Gen. F. Ward Reilly,
Their years of training were fulfilled when only a few months apart
former Board Chairman, is
the both received the highest award a cadet can earn, the Gen. Carl A.
presented annually to recognize
Spaatz Award.
the individual leadership efforts
This was followed in February when they both were awarded the
Frank Borman Falcon Award. The presentation was made by Brig. of the commander.
The New Britain Cadet
Gen. Raymond A. Matera, chief of staff of the Wisconsin Air National
Squadron and the Bayshore
Composite Squadron are the only

Pair Progress Together

M A I L T H I S F O R M T O : N AT I O N A L H E A D Q U A R T E R S , C A P / AT T N . D P Y D /
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C I T Y.



We suggest you use any extra copies in promoting/advertising Civil Air Patrol by leaving
the CAP NEWS where non-member.s will get an opportunity to read it. (Public Libraries,
doctors offices, etc.)

repeaters from last year's Top
10 Squadrons.

Wing Sweeps
Region Awards
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -The Louisiana Wing was
presented both the 1974
Regional SAR and CD awards
during the recent Southwest
Region Conference at Albuquerque, N. Mex. Col.
Charles E. Messerli, USAF,
vice commander of Headquarters CAP-USAF, made
the presentation.
The awards were presented
for excellent performances
demonstrated in the annual
SAR and CD evaluations and
for capabilities displayed durAng training exercises and on
actual SAR and CD missions
during 1974.



APRIL, 1975


I Dare You To Be Reasonable
by Chaplain (Col.) Joseph r. O'Brien, USAF
Everyone admires a hero. We are thrilled by the
courage of a man who faces danger without
flinching. We are impressed, too, by the man who
refuses to be defeated by difficulty, disease, or disaster. We like the man who does not weep in the
face of trouble, or run away from responsibility.
We know that life is not all peaches and cream. We
know that every life must weather its share of
storm and stress; and so we respect those who are
strong enough to oppose difficulty with strength,
danger with courage, and death without fear.
The danger we must avoid in all of this is to be
unreasonable or foolhardy, like flying through a
storm rather than flying around the storm, or not
flying at all; or like driving a long distance so the
wife and children will not have to spend another
day on the road when another day would perhaps
mean no accident; or like getting out of bed witha
fever or a virus infection and going to work when

complete bed rest would be the doctor's orders.
Courage, strength, dedication, loyalty, stick-toitiveness, or a never-give-up-or-quit attitude may
be predicated of the foolish and unwise as well as
the prudent and virtuous.
It is reason therefore that tells a man when his
daring is excessive and foolhardy and unlikely to
succeed. It is reason that tells a man who cannot
swim that he could not jump into the swollen river
to save the drowning child. Courage, like all the
other virtues, follows the mean of reason. It pursues the light path between excessive fear and excessive daring; it is neither the eowardiee of the
timid and fearful, nor the foolhardiness of the
reckless and inexperienced. It is the sure strength
of the virtuous, rational man. It gives a man the
strength to endure pain and even death, when they
cannot be avoided; it gives him power to face
danger and overcome it, when it can be overcome.
PITCH-IN -- Cadets from California's Group 22 pitch tents at
Camp Pendleton, Calif., for their Class B Encampment recently. Thirty-five cadets took part in the four-day encampment
which included instruction on survival by members of the Army
Reserve. CAP Capt. Gene Ware was the encampment commander for the exercise which was named "Operation Yucca.

Group VII Conducts
'All'r Cadet Exercise
BAY CITY, Michl -- Civil Air Patrol pilots flew cadet observers on
10 sorties to locate two targets recently as Group VII held their second
all cadetpractice search and rescue exercise.
Twenty-three cadets from the Bay City and Saginaw Composite
Squadrons, were alerted a few hours prior to the exercise thus giving
them their first opportunity to use their alert roster without previous

Ex-cadet Becomes Commander

The first target was a missing snowmobile enthusiast who was lost
on the Bayshore near the mouth of the Kawkawlin River. After
several leads were received by the eager cadet searchers, the victim
was spotted by Cadet SSgt. Steve Sheehan who was flying With CAP
1st. Lt. Roy Loiselle.
A short time later a ground team recovered the target.
Their second search began when notification was received that an
elderly gentleman had wandered away from his home. After leads
were gathered, the search was on and some three hours later the
target was located.
As their practice exercise closed, CAP Lt. Col. D. D. Woods, commander of Group VII, intercepted a call for assistance to search for
two persons whose snowmobiles had broken through the ice on
Saginaw Bay.
For the next hour, Colonel Woods searched the area in his aircraft
assisting local law enforcement personnel in the search. As the search
intensified it was learned that only one snowmobile was involved and
the driver's body was located.

SER Announces New Activity
PELL CITY, Ala.--The Southeast Region has announced a new cadet
special activity for 1975. The SER Cadet Staff College for 209 cadets
will be held at Samford University, Birmingham, Ala., from July 6-12.
The Cadet Staff College is primarily designed for cadet NCOs,
however all cadets are welcome.
Cadets should apply on CAP Form 31 to their Wing Headquarters by
May 1. The cost of the activity will be $35. Additional information may
be obtained by writing the Project Officer, CAP Maj. Ronald W. Hanson, Alabama Wing, 908 S. 20th St., Birmingham, AI. 35205.

Cadet Weckerly

Navy Accepts Pilot's Medical Guide Published
2~ne Federal Aviation Adminstration has published a "Medical Hand'Jersey' Cadet book For Pilots." It covers such factors as fatigue, medication,
LAKELAND, N.J. -- Cadei;
James M. Weckerly recently
became the second cadet in
history from the Gloucester
Composite Squadron to receive
an appointment to a U.S. Military
Weckerly received his appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy
at Annapolis, Maryland from
f o r m e r N e w J e r s e y
Congressman John E. Hunt
(Rep) and will report for training
in July.
He has been a member of the
Gloucester Composite Squadron
for more than one year and
serves on his unit's ground
search and rescue team.

alcohol, age, and psychological aspects, including anger, fear, frustration, depression, worry, and anxiety. Every private pilot and each CAP
squadron should have a copy.
This handbook is available through the Superintendent of Documents,
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Cost of u individual copy is $1.45.

C a d e t s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,736
S e n i o r s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34,292
GAM ...................... ........
T o t a l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,433
(As of Feb. 28, 1975)
(241 decrease since Jan. 1, 1974)




FAT J A M ? ,


FORT ATKINSON, Wisc.--CAP Lt. Col. Arthur D. Rediske, thenewly appointed interim commander of the Wisconsin Wing, holds the distinction of being the first Civil Air Patrol cadet in his state.
Colonel Rediske joined CAP in 1942 and has been a member ever
since, serving as squadron commander, group commander and chief of
staff for the wing. He also spent two years with the U.S. Marine Corps.
He replaces Col. Ben D. Silko, who will serve as an advisor to the new
commapder ~nd willwork with CAP units near his home.
A change of command dinner was held recently in Milwaukee to~
honor the two CAP veterans.


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Courtesy of Zack Mosley and Chicago Tribune--N.Y. New~ Syndicated





APRIL, 1975



From The Commander

Military Airliftby Brig. Gen. Leslie J. Westberg,
USAF, National Commander
Today all of us are acutely aware
that due to inflation our dollars have
less buying power. Furthermore, the
Air Force budget has been cut
s i g n i fi c a n t l y. T h i s l e a v e s u s w i t h
even fewer of these inflated dollars to
accomplish the primary mission -national defense.
Additional sacrifices must be made
to remain within our mandatory
budget constraints. Just as you and I
are doing with our
own budget, the
Air Force has
been forced to
-make some tough
choices. Programs
which are not absolutely essential
to our national
defense posture
have to be reduced or eliminated.
Reductions are being made in three
general areas -- manpower, travel
funds, and equipment. The decrease
in manpower and travel funds will
affect our liaison mission somewhat,
but reduction in equipment will have

A New Ball Game

a significant bearing on CAP member
When faced with the first indications of budget reductions the Air
Force decided to retire all
reciprocating engine aircraft from
the active fleet. These aircraft, mostly transport type, historically have
been used to fly support missions
which included CAP member airlift.
The aircraft are old and becoming
more and more expensive to operate
and maintain. In short, they have outlived their usefulness. By streamlining the aircraft fleet, direct savings
realized by the Air Force will be considerable. The money saved can be
used to buy needed weapons systems
important to our national defense.
According to current plans, the aircraft (including our five region T-29s)
will be retired by July I, 1975.
Loss of these aircraft will obviously
decrease the airlift support for our
CAP programs and activities. My
staff has been researching possible
alternative airlift for the past year,
but no real solution is visible at this
time. All active major air commands
which possess transport aircraft have
told us they will be unable to fulfill

our airlift requirements due to command directed missions and/or
budgetary constraints. We will continue to seek relief at all command
levels until all possibilities are completely exhausted. Our current objective is to secure enough airlift to support our national and selected region
level programs. However, it is possible that airlift even for these important programs may not be available.
With thege facts in mind, consider
the following information when
planning to attend future CAP activities:
A distinct possibility exists that
,o military aircraft will be available.
In this event, you will be required to
provide your own transportation to
and from activities. Be financially
prepared to defray your transportation costs.
All travel on military aircraft will
be limited to mission essential personnel. Generally, this means actual
participants in approved activities.
CAP Regulation 76-2 still defines
approved CAP activities and CAP
passengers with respect to military
aircraft travel. Travel Authorizations
(TAs) will be closely monitored Air

Force wide. Do not ask for military
a i r l i f t u n l e s s y o u p o s s e s s a TA
prepared in accordance with CAPR
10-3 and signed by your region or wing
Without our own assigned airc r a f t , w e c a n n o l o n g e r a ff o r d t o
make multiple passenger pickups
within the regions. In most cases,
pickup and delivery points will be
limited to a central location in each
region. You will be responsible for
transportation between your home
and designated pickup points.
Funds for the rental aircraft
program have also been cut. Very little airlift can be realized from these
aircraft since fund availability will
limit them almost exclusively to supporting the USAF-CAP LO mission.
I admit that the picture I have
painted for you looks bleak, but these
are the facts we must face. We all
must maintain a high degree of flexibility when planning to attend future
activities. I would like to emphasize
again that my staff will continue to
pursue every possible source to obtain enough airlift support for coming
CAP activities.

Chairman's Comments

The Man In The Blue Suit
by Brig. Gen. William NI. Patterson,
CAP, National Board Chairman
Some years back the movie makers of
Hollywood decided to dramatize the advertising profession. Two rather memorable motion
pictures resulted.
In one the dashing, handsome Clark Gable
played the role of the hard hitting advertising
account executive. He and Sidney Greenstreet
insured that "The Hucksters" was to be both a
box office and an artistic success.
The other movie with
Gregory Peck in the title role, also dealt with
the advertising world
and was titled "The
Man in the Gray
Flannel Suit". It too
told the story of
Madison Avenue
hucksters who make
their living and sell their customer's products
by dreaming up such slogans as, "Ask the man
who owns one", "Don't Squeeze the Charmin",
"You're in Good Hands with All State".
What's the connection, what has all of this to
do with Civil Air Patrol?
Civil Air Patrol has had a marketing and/or
visibility problem of ratker enormous proportions for the past five or six years. Much of this
can be attributed to the Southeast Asia situation and the anti-military spin-off that resulted.
However, we, you and I -- the membership -have also been guilty of not working hard
enough at projecting the proper CAP image.
We l l t h e o t h e r d a y G e n e r a l We s t b e r g ,
General Turner, Colonel Casaday, Gordon Weir
and myself found CAP's number 1 ad man. He
took over our advertising account without
solicitation, without remuneration and with unbelievable enthusiasm. He won the job hands
down! Only be was wearing the Air Force blue
and not a grey flannel pin stripe.

Who did we get? None other than the Number
One Man in blue, Gen. David C. Jones, U.S. Air
ForceChief of Staff.
General Jones walked into the annual
meeting of the CAP Advisory Panel in the Pentagon and started talking. Not about the Air
Force, not about the Middle East Crisis, not
about the DOD budget, but about you! Yes be

spoke at length, with deep conviction and great
understanding about your efforts and what they
mean to both the Air Force and our country.
KnOwledgeable on all facets of our operations
he understands our missions and appreciates
the challenges we face.
He made it perfectly clear to all in that room
that the Air Force intended to do everything


N a t i o n a l C o m m a n d e r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brig. Gan. Leslie J. Westberg, USAF
N a t i o n a l B o a r d C h a i r m a n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brig. Gan. 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
C h i e f o f I n t e r n a l I n f o r m a t i o n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Capt. J. H. Ragan, USAF
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possible to make the Air Force-CAP team a
strong, viable force. One that needs understanding, visibility and support both within the Air
Force and throughout the civilian community.
That same evening he reiterated these convictions to those Congressman and members of
the National Board who attended Civil Air
Patrol's Congressional Dinner. All of us came
away with a feeling of belonging, of being needed and appreciated. It was heart warming and
inspiring on both occasions to hear the Air
Force's top man tell it like he believes it is or
should be.
No "pie in the sky" promises were made. But
the wheels have started to turn. By the time
you read this General Westberg and his staff
will have worked feverishly throughout a long
weekend to put together a comprehensive and
h i g h l y f a c t u a l b r i e fi n g f o r t h e A i r S t a ff a t
Headquarters, USAF. Why? Because General
Jones asked for it as be wants every member of
his staff and all Air Force people to be
thoroughly conversant with Civil Air Patrol's
structure, missions and problems.
I believe he will challenge Air Force people
at all levels to help solve the problems facing
the USAF-CAP team. If I'm any judge of
character and leadership, and I think I am, I
believe this uncommon man with the common
name will insist" that every effort be made by
everyone in a blue uniform so as to insure that
Civil Air Patrol is able to carry out its missions and responsibilities in an effective and
professional manner. He intends to see that
this is accomplished and I know he expects us
to do our part.
We all know the product is good and the price
is right. Now we must get outand sell it. When
the account executive in the blue suit with the
stars said. "in my book the word 'auxiliary' can
be dropped when referring to CAP's
relationship with the Air Force for you are aa
integral part of the Air Force team", I believed
him. You should too!
(See Page 5 for related items.)

APRIL, 1975



Jones Gives CAP
Pat On The Back


March 5, 1975

(Editor's Note: The following article, which appeared in the March 19, 1975
issue of the Air Force TIMES, is reprinted here with their permission and for your

WASHINGTON -- The Civil Air Patrol should be thought of
as more than an "auxiliary" of the Air Force, said U.S. Air
Force Chief of Staff Gen. David C. Jones.
Like the Air National Guard and Air Reserve, CAP,performs
a vital role in the total force picture, he said.
Jones was one of several military and congressional
dignitaries at a dinner hosted here by CAP during its annual
"Report to Congress" activities.
Another speaker was Sen. John Stennis (D-Miss.) who was
presented with a life-size bronze bust of himself by the CAP's
Mississippi Wing.
The sculptor, CAP Lt. Col. Sam Gore, chairman of the Art
Department at Mississippi College, is a member of the
Mississippi Wing. The wing was named first in the nation
among the 52 CAP wings for its 1974 achievements in search
and rescue work, civil defense emergencies ind aerospace
education and training.
Jones and Stennis praised CAP for providing more than 80
percent of the inland air searches and rescue hours flown in the
states annually. Stennis said the organization lends moral support to the nation through its direct contact with the civilian
community when performing rescue operations.
CAP's annual Report to Congress is required by the Act of
Congress which incorporated the organization in 1946. The outfit was established in 1941 and it became an official auxiliary
of the Air Force in 1948.
In addition to its emergency service work, CAP conducts a
nationwide aerospace education program and a leadership
training program for teenagers. National Headquarters is at
Maxwell AFB, Ala. CAP is not a Federal agency but a civilian
organization with more than 60,000 members.

Dear General Patterson:
"I welcome the opportunity of this Annual Civil Air Patrol
Congressional Dinner to salute you and your colleagues in
t h e C i v i l A i r P a t r o l o n y o u r i m p o r t a n t r o l e i n o u r s o c i e t y.
I have long appreciated and admired your dedicated voluntary
service to your fellow citizens. "four history embraces
case after case of courageous action in time of need. The
deep-rooted huma~ concern of Civil Air Patrol members
serves as a splendid example for all Americans to emulate.
I send my very best wishes to each of you and to the disting u i s h e d g u e s t s w h o a t t e n d y o u r C o n g r e s s i o n a l D i r m e r.
S i n c e r e l y,

Brigadier General William M. Patterson
Chairman, National Board
Civil Air Patrol
M a x w e l l A i r F o r c e B a s e , A l a b a m a 3 5 11 2

MER Joint Seminar
. Emphasizes Training
by the Mission Coordinator, as a
vital staff member.
ANDREWS AFB, Md.--TrainThe seminar included several
ing, that's an important word in
simulated mission problems
any situation. If the situation
dealing with everything from
becomes an emergency, training
physical obstacles to human
becomes a necessity!
emotions. Discussion groups
were formed and problem areas
Training plays a large part in
examined. The agenda was
the activities of the Civil Air
highlighted by a number of guest
Patrol. Recently that fact was
speakers, inclu2ing John Mahanhighlighted during a joint
Information-Emergency Ser- n a o f t h e D e f e n s e C i v i l
vices Seminar held on Andrews Prepardness Agency (DCPA).
Mr. Mahanna spoke on the need
AFB. Middle East Region,
hosted the event which was con- and purpose of close co-operation
ducted by Air Force Lt. Col.
of information activities between
such organizations as the DCPA
Walter Straughan of the Region
Liaison Office and Capt. Barbara and CAP. Also featured as a
guest speaker was Jerry HanMorris, CAP, Region Director of
nifin, aviation editor for "TIME"
magazine. Mr. Hannifin, a long
The training, given to some 60 time member of CAP, updated
CAP Information Officers and the seminar on proper press
Emergency Mission Coorrelease procedures, and gave
dinator's, had several basic 0b" much insight to the problems exjectives. These included imperienced by editors and
proved methods and effecin accep.ting and printiveness in keeping the general reporters news m emergency
ting the
public informed and aware of
CAP emergency operations.
Capt. E. L. Aldefer, USAF, AnOther subject items included how
drews AFB information officer,
to best encourage public inforexplained how CAP fits into
mation input to the CAP during
military aviation accidents and
such operations. Close coopera- how CAP and the Air Force can
tion between the Mission Coor- work together in these situations.
dinator, who is charged with the
Air Force Lt. Col. Warren Crawoverall responsibility for the misford, director of Emergency Sersion, and his information officer
vices for CAP National Headwas emphasized.
quarters, addressed the seminar
on the national role of CAP
The conclusion drawn at the
Emergency Service operations.
seminar was unanimous; the use
and dissemination of public inforThe s~ninar ended with an inmation from emergency
formal evening dinner. Captain
operations of the Civil Air Patrol Morris expressed her appreciation to the group for their outis indispensable. In this light, the
standing dedication and parMission Information Officer
must be considered, and utilized
by Ist. Lt.Kenneth J. Cain, CAP

G E T S S T R A P P E D I N - - C a d e t L t . C o l . To d d C l i f t o n o f
Arizona's Vanguard Cadet Squadron gets a helping band in
preparation for his ride in an Arizona Air National Guard F-100
aircraft. The ride was given Clifton for being named his unit's
Cadet of the Year. (Photo by CAP Cadet Eric Post)

For the benefit of all
members of Civil Air Patrol,
the latest statistics of search
and rescue activities
throughout the organization
are shown below,
These are unofficial figures
compiled by Directorate of
Operations at CAP National

(As of Mar, 16, 1975)
Number of missions
Number of aircraft
Number of sorties
Flying hours
Mobile radios
Fixed radios

Controllers Avert Disaster
HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Recent
actions taken by Air Force radar
controllers and a Civil Air Patrol
pilot are probably responsible for
avoiding a serious mid-air collision between aircraft and
parachute jumpers.
CAP members from the
Darlington County Squadron, including pilot 1st Lt. John Dixon.
Capt. Herman Chafin and a
passenger were returning from
Columbia, S.C., where they had
attended a wing staff meeting
when they requested radar surveillance from Shaw AFB, S.C.
The crew was alerted to be on
the look-out for jumpers in the
area. As they began a turn to
avoid the area, two parachutes

opened at their altitude less than
500 feet off their left wing.
According to the crew, had the
approach radar not notified them
of the immediate danger their
reaction time would not have
been quick enough to avoid the

M i n n . G i r l Te a m
Wins At Carnival
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Members
of Minnesota's all-girl Drill
Team recently took second place
in their category in the annual St.
Paul Winter Carnival Midway
They received a $35.00 cash
award for their efforts.



APRIL, 1975

300 Trained

A t Tw o P a . W i n t e r R a n g e r S c h o o l s

temperatures dipping down into
the low 'teens and several inches
of snow on the ground, more than
300 CAP members trained at the
Pennsylvania Wing's two Winter
Ranger Schools in early
According to instructor personnel, the weather was ideal on
the Eastern Ranger School at
Hawk Mountain which saw more
than 200 CAP Personnel complete the training under the command of CAP Lt. Col. John
Those attending were divided
into six squadrons including one
female, one senior, one advanced
and three basic. The squadrons
were deployed along the Appalachian Trail and the Pinnacle
Side Trail.
Their field problems included
winter survival techniques and a
mountain rescue problem.
At the Western School at West
Freedom, Pa., four squadrons
completed training under the
command of CAP Lt Col.
Sylvester Curto. The members
were deployed along a narrow
rocky ridge for their overnight
field problem.
They encountered snow ar, d
freezing rain which lent considerable realism to the primary
field problem of winter survival
techniques and a mountain
resc ue problem.
According to school officials.
one of the highlights of the school
was the visit by.Jr Force Brig.--~_
Gen. Leslie J. Westberg, national

members prepare for a day
of training in the snow.

MEDICAL CHECK -Capt. Donald Klipstein
(leftl, commander of
Philadelphia Wing's
Paramedical Squadron 106
and Cadet Medic Ralph
Jones (center) check a
cadet's eyes prior to
departure for a field

FOOT GEAR -- Lt. Ed. Leidy lends a pair of boots for snow
travel to a cadet.

VISIT--Brig. Gen. Leslie J. Westberg, national commander,
arrives with Cadet Col. Berky to visit CAP members training at the Western School.

iii iii ii iii iiI I I'7'II
A L L L A D I E S - - F e m a l e cadets returning to Hawk Mountain after an overnight field

APRtL, 1975



U n i t s , Wi n g s , R e g i o n s , . .

Oscar K. Jolley, Southeast
R e g i o n c o m m a n d e r,
(right) is congratulated by
Brig. Gen. Leslie J.
Westberg, USAF, national
commander, for having the
"Top Region" in the 1974
National Commander's
Evaluation. Last year the
Southeast Region was

BEST IN NCE--Col. John A. Vozzo, CAP, Mississippi Wing
commander (right), receives the Unit Citation streamer and
citation for having his wing named the "Tops in CAP" during
1974 in the National Commander's Evaluation. Brig. Gen.
Leslie J. Westberg, USAF, national commander, made the
presentation. Colonel Vozzo's wing was runner-up during the
1973 NCE.

Johnnie Boyd, Oklahoma
Wing commander (right),
receives congratulations
and the Unit Citation
streamer from Brig. Gen.
Leslie J. Westberg, USAF,
national commandel for
bringing his wing in second
during the 1974 National
Commander's Evaluation.
Last year Colonel Boyd's
wing placed sixth place in
the NCE.

SECOND PLACE WINNER -- CAP Col. Jon H. Hill, Middle
East Region commander, (right), accepts the runner-up 1974
Logistics Excellence Award on behalf of the Maryland Wing,
from Brig. Gen. Leslie J. Westberg, USAF, national commander.

BEST CADET UNIT -Maj. Fred P. Graham,
Cutler (Florida) Cadet
Squadron commander,
(right), receives a Unit
Citation streamer and congratulations from Brig.
Gen. Leslie J. Westberg,
U S A F, n a t i o n a l c o m mander, for having the No.
1 CAP Cadet Squadron of
Distinction during 1974. The
major will also be honored
during the National Board
Meeting in St. Louis in October.

Photos by MSgt. Russ Brown

LOGISTICS WINNER--CAP Col. Howard Brookfield, Pacific
Region commander (right), accepts the 1974 Logistics Excellence Award in behalf of the Alaska Wing from Brig. Gen.
Leslie J. Westberg, USAF, national commander.

...Recognized For Efforts




APRIL, 1975


ATCPA Makes Charts/Maps
Available To CAP Meml rs

RECRUITII~G EXHIBIT -- Lt. Arlyce Perry, of National
Capital's Andrews Composite Squadron, malls a recruiting
booth set up in Washington, D. C. in conjunction with the annual George Washington Birthday Celebration. The wing was
also represented in the parade by a color guard and a contingent of cadets. (Photo by CAP Capt. Marion Hess)

Viewers See CAP On 'Tube"
MUSCI~ ~SHOAI~, Ala. -- A half-hour TV Talk program 'Straight
Talk' aired in Muscle Shoals recently gave local viewers in the area an
opportunity to see and hear first hand the benefits of Civil Air Patrol.
Cadets from the Muscle Shoals Composite Squadron, Maj. Marty
Tays, 1st Lt. Mark Sockwell and WO Ronuie Carroll, presented
themselves and the CAP story to local viewers "

Unit Inspects q aud' Squadron
OGDEN~ Utah -- A briefing and close-up inspection of the U. S. Air
Force Reserve's F-105 "Thuds" jet fighter aircraft highlighted a recent
visit to Hill AFB, Utah by members of the Ogden Senior Squadron.
The CAP members were guest of the Reserve's 508th unit stationed at
Danger areas of the aircraft were pointed out to the CAP members im
the event they were ever involved in securing a crash site involving this
aircraft. The visit was concluded with a tour of the unit's '~ operations

Texan's Visit Arizona Base
EL PASO, Tex.--Sixteen cadets and senior members of the El Paso
Composite Squadron recently visited Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
During their two-day excursion they toured the flight line where they
viewed numerous aircraft including the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft.
They also visited the Department of Defense storage facility for excess
aircraft where they saw almost every aircraft in the Air Force inventory.

Taxi and Commercial Pilots
Association (ATCPA) is making
nautical and' topographical
charts available to Civil Air
Patrol units. According to
Richard C. Bartel, ATCPA president, these items are "offered on
a cost, plus postage, basis."
CAP units can order these
charts and maps on a 15% discount from the stated price. "All
unit orders must be on squadron
letterhead with the identifying
unit number," said Mr. Bartel.
"Phone orders will only be
accepted from unit commanders
or unit operations officers. We
can not accept orders from individual CAP members."
There are two different sets of
maps and charts availalble. One
set is the National .
Oceanographic Survey (NOS)
Coastal nautical charts. These
charts cover the continental
United States (CONUS), the
Great Lakes and Alaska, including the Aleutian Islands.
Depending upon the size and type
of charts a unit may require, the
cost can be from $1.75 to $2.20
(less the 15% CAP discount.)
The second group of maps are
the Department of Interior
Geological Survey Topographic
maps. These maps cover the
CONUS, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto

To New Site
With Fanfare

EASTON, Md.--As dignitaries
including U.S. Congressman
Robert E. Bauman (Rep. Md.),
Easton's Mayor Henry Purdy,
members of the Town Council
and more than 150 local citizens
looked on, personnel of CAP's
MUSKOGEE, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Wing was recently called upon
Easton's Composite Squadron
to fly "snow watch" missions in support of the Oklahoma State Civil
recently officially took up
residence in their new headCAP was asked to fly the missions throughout the state as a large quarters.
snow storm system moved across Oklahoma. The mission was to locate
The begining of the new facility
and direct rescue forces to any stranded personnel.
unfolded last year when CAP
Oklahoma utilized three aircraft and 25 personnel during the 48-hour
members worked with the U.S.
Marines of Quantico, Va., and obtained a quonset building from
A tear down force was organized to dismantle the building and
U.S. Army personnel from Ft.
Meade, Md., provided transportation for shipment of the many
According to unit officials,
funds, as usual, were a make or
b r e a k k e y. U n i t m e m b e l : s
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organized fund raising projects
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aided with support from the
"town's governmental officials
and concerned citizens and made
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the new headquarters a reality.
CAP Col. Stanley F. Moyer,
Maryland Wing commander inspected the color guard during
opening ceremonies and
delivered the acceptance address.
Cadets of the squadron set up
H ( ) N O R , / , RY R E C R U I T E R - - C a d e t W O C h a r l e s D o t y
various displays including
(right), of Nevada's Clark County Composite Squadron was
aerospace education, ground
recently named "Honorary Air Force Recruiter" for his
rescue activities and unit airwork in assisting the Air Force Recruiting Office in Las
craft static orientation. In addiVegas, Nev. Making the presentation is Air Force SSgt. Ron
tion, they served as guides for
the visitors and manned a
Hershberger, recruiter for the Las Vegas area. (USAF
recruiting booth.

Pilots Fly 'Watch' Missions

Rico and the Virgin Islands.
There are maps of states and
counties, forest lands, and
various reservations and wild life
refuge areas.
The topographic maps come in
different sizes and 'reliefs including both the 7Vz and 15
minute series. As with the
nautical charts, the prices of
these maps vary depending upon
area. A wall map of the entire
CONUS costs $2.00, while sectional maps of smaller specific
areas cost $.75.
Depending upon the size of a
unit's order, there will bea small
charge for mailing.
Units interested in this
program should contact Mr. Lee
Winter, 1182 St. George Drive,

Annapolis Md. 21401. His phone
number is AC 301 757-5771. Mr.
Winter asks that all inquiries
specify the approximate area of
All orders may be charged on
MasterCharge, including
telephone orders. All mail orders
must be prepaid by cheek or
money order. Any over payments
will be refunded with a return
check payable to the sender.
In making this service exclusive to CAP units, Mr. Bartel
said, "Our pilots have a vested
interest in the readiness of CAP
ground and air rescue units.
Many of our members fly some
of the most hazardous routes
found in general aviation."

Capt. 'Mac' McGregor
Is A 'Special' Member
Gen. Daniel C. James Cadet
Squadron and the National
Capital Wing boast of having a
very special senior citizen. He is
66-year-old C l i f f o r d " M a c "
Born in Port Huron, Mich., in
1908, McGregor, who is a captain
in Civil Air Patrol, entered the
U.S. Army in 1927 where he spent
27 years with thecriminal investigation division.
From 1954 to 1972 he
periodically worked with WROPTV in Washington as film editor
and at Catholic University
Reserve Officer Training Corps
as supply officer. But with time
on his hands and energy to give,
he needed something to do and he
found it with Civil Air Patrol.
He joined CAP in 1972 at the
age of 63, and became commander of the General James

Cadet Squadron, which consisted
of one senior member and eight
cadets. Since that time he has
built the squadron rolls to 19
seniors and 38.cadets.
He was promoted to captain in
November 1974 and awarded the
Meritorious Service Award for
his outstanding service.
Describing his new career,
Captain McGregor said, "It's
like receiving a heart transplant.
I'm back in action helping kids
and recruiting new members."


New Yorker Gets
Army Scholarship
B I N G H A M TO N , N . Y. - - A
member of the Valley Composite
Squadron, Cadet Commander
Capt. Edward P. Wade has been
awarded a four-year U.S. Army
ROTC scholarship by Cornell
The scholarship is awarded to
outstanding senior students who
have achieved a meritorious
record in academic studies' extra curricular activities and
college entrance exams as well
as demonstrating leadership
Wade is also a National Honor
Society student.

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Navy Opens
Air Museum

IN APPI~ECIATION -- CAP Lt. Joe Burt, (left), commander
of the Grand Rapids (Minnesota) Composite Squadron,
presents a "Public Service Citation" to Ed Whalen, director
of the Biandin Foundation, in appreciation for their support
towards the construction of a new squadron headquarters
building. The squadron received $29,600 from the foundation.

Department of the U.S. Navy announced recently that it will conduct the formal opening and
dedication of the U.S. Navy Aviation Museum 'at Pensacola,
Fla., on April 13.
It will exhibit collected
specimens of Navy aircraft ranging from the historic NC-4
wooden biplane, that was the first
aircraft to cross the Atlantic (in
1919), to the Skylab I Command
Module, the first vehicle to dock
with Skylab in space.
The museum will be located
along the "Gold Coast Route"
that links Pensacola to Mobile,
Ala., and is only a day's drive
from Walt Disney World.
Admission to the 70,000-squarefoot museum will be free.
Visitors can wander through its
exhibits and recover a past of
men and machines that helped
put America in the air.

McCHORD AFB, Wash.--The
first annual Pacific Region
Emergency Services "Encampment entitled "Operation
Challenge" will be held in
. ~,Washington State's Olympic
/~ Mountains from June 20 thru
June 28, 1975.
f /
The first portion of theweek
will consist of basic instructions
at Washington's emergency ser~"~--~ces training facility near
Sheldon. Wash.. with the latter
part of the week featuring mountain climbing in the Olympics.
Training will consist of shelter
construction, fire craft, food
procurement and preparation,~
navigation and rappelling with
special emphasis placed on safety.
Objectives of the training is to

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Applications and additional information may be obtained from
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Deadline for all applications is
May 1, 1975.

Parker Cited
For 'Service'
2d Lt. David G. Parker was
recently presented a CAP Certificate of Recognition for
Outstanding Humanitarian Service for his quick thinking and
concern for saving a human life.
Parker was a member of a land
rescue team last year that participated in a search for an elderly man who had wandered away
from a nursing home in
Washington County, Wisc.
After the unconscious man was
located. Parker and his team
members were dispatched to the
scene where they administered
oxygen, applied First Aid and
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Charlotte, N.C.
Milwaukee, Wisc.
GLR Conference
Armed Forces Day
NEC Meeting
Maxwell AFB, Ala.
Air Cadet League of
Canada Meeting
Nova Scotia, Canada
Maxwell AFB, Ala.
Cadet Officers School
CAP National Staff
Maxwell AFB, Ala.
Orlando, Fla.
Jul. 11-12
SER Conference
IACE Military Ball
New York, N.Y.
Jul. 19
RMR Conference
Jui. 20
Governor's Island, N.Y.
Ju127-Aug 1 National SAR School
Aug. 2
NEC Meeting
Maxwell AFB, Ala.
Aug. 4
Washington, D.C.
IACE Military Ball
Aug. 16
Honolulu, Hawaii
PACR Conference
Sep. 22-29 IACE Planning Conference Brussels, Belgium
Oct. 2-5
National Board Meeting St. Louis, Mo.
Oct. 18
NER Conference
Kiamesha Lake, N.Y.
Dec. 13
NEC Meeting
Maxwell AFB, Ala.

CAP Member Attends
SAC Bomb Competition

Pacific Region Plans
Training E, lcampment

NEW YORK, N.Y. 10010




Col. C. M. Elliott, USAF,
has assumed the position
as Deputy Chief of Staff for
Logistics, Headquarters
CAP-USAF. The colonel
comes to Maxwell from
Camp H. M. Smith,
Hawaii, where he served
on the Joint Staff,
Commander-in-Chief Pacific. The 20-year Air
Force veteran is a native
of Carthage, Miss.

personnel from the U.S. Air
Force's Strategic Air Command
(SAC) gathered late last year to
hold their annual Bombing and
Navigation Competition at
Barksdaie AFB, La., Civil Air
Patrol's Capt. Frank S. Stanley
was present to witness the action.
Captain Stanley is commander
of the Adirondack Mountain
Group and is Honorary Commander of the 380th Bomb Wing
(SAC) headquartered at
Plattsburgh AFB, N.Y.
As an Honorary Commander,
he participates in various functions with the base and was afforded the opportunity to attend
the "Bomb Comp." He worked
hand-in-hand with base personnel
in organizing and affecting support from the local community
for the victorious wing effort.
He then flew to Barksdale on a
KC-135 tanker aircraft and during the entire week at the competition he functioned as a vital

and enthusiastic member of the
380th Bomb Wing contingent.
This included staying up
through the early morning hours
watching Plattsburgh crew performance and the posting of the
scores in the competition center.
After it was all over but the
shouting and celebratingl Capt.
Stanley watched as the 380th
Commander, Air Force Col. Earl
T. O'Loughlin lead his v, ing competitors "front and center" no
less than three separate times to
receive the Bombing, Best FB111/F-111 Mission and Fairchild

National Ranger Activity
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Expansion of the CAP ranger
program into a nationwide activity will soon be a reality. The concept is to establish training sites
similar to the Pennsylvania
Wing's Hawk Mountain facility in
other areas of the country, thus
affording more CAP members
the opportunity for this type of
The overall goal Of the CAP
ranger program is to have a trained ground search and rescue
capability to complement the fly- ing SAR capability.
In addition to the Hawk Mountain School, a second site located
near Jackson, Miss., will be activated this summer. Additional
sites are being identified for subsequent years.
Maj. Fred Graham, CAP, curemander of the Cutler Cadet
Squadron in Miami, will be the
commandant of the new school,
which this summer will offer
basic cadet and senior training
courses in ground SAR training.
Hawk Mountain will offer the
same basic courses as well as ad-

vanced courses, expert courses. school will be July 12--20. The
and a field medical course for in- Mississippi school will run from
dividuals who have passed the August 9--i6.
Both schools are open to male
basic course. In addition, a cadet
staff training course and senior and female students. Those interested in attending either
training course offering comschool should complete the
mand and leadership training
coupon below and forward it
have been a d d e d t o t h e
without delay. Full details will
Dates for the Pennsylvania be furnished by return mail.
, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,
| To: Lt. Col. JohnMcNabb, CAP
526 Acorn St.
Philadelphia, PA 19128
I am interested in attending the 1975 Summer Ranger SChoOl at |
~ (Hawk Mountain) (Mississippi). Please send the necessary |
.I registration forms and full details of the school,
N a m e
S q u a d r o n "
I Address
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APRIL, 1975


People In The News
Cadet Bruce Smith of the Lt. Gen D. C. James
Cadet Sgt. Greg Slaton was recently named as
the Outstanding Cadet for 1974 in the Coweta Cadet Cadet Squadron ~National Capitol Wing) recently
performed his first solo flight... Thirty cadets and
Squadron (Georgia Wing) ...More than 100 cadets
and senior members recently gathered for the six- senior members from Wisconsin's Wing recently
teenth annual Wisconsin Wing Cadet Conference at traveled to Florida to visit Cape Canaveral. Their
t h e M i l w a u k e e A r e a Te c h n i c a l C o l l e g e . T h e activities during a three day stay included tours of
c o n f e r e n c e i n c l u d e d s e m i n a r s a n d s t a f f the Space Museum. launch sites and the group
classes...The Reverend Don J. Hayes of Ebenzer witnessed the actual launching of a satellite into
orbit... Members of CAP's Tri Cities Composite
Baptist Church in Providence. Rhode Island
recently applied for membership in CAP after Squadron (Washington Wing) recently traveled to
members of the Rhode Island Wing attended a Tollgate. Ore. via bus for 'Operation Snowball.' a
day long snow picnic. They completed the operaspecial service at the church...
Cadet Cleveland Sparrow of the Lt. Gen. D C. tion with sledding, snowball fights, construction of
snow shelters and lunch in the some two feet of
James Cadet Squadron ~National Capitol Wing)
was recently awarded that squadron's 1974 Cadet s n o w . . .
A first was recently recorded for the Raleigh
of the Year Award during the Wing's 1975 Cadet
Dining Out... Three CAP information officers Composite Squadron ~North Carolina Wing) when
from the Middle East Region including Capt. Cadet 2d Lt. Wanda Pendergraft became the first
Henry A. White, Lieutenants M.B. Scale and B. V. female to solo in the squadron's Cessna 150 airBradham recently attended a Mission Information craft. Wanda has been active in the squadron for
_Workshop held at Andrews AFB. Maryland. The three years where she has served in various staff
t w o d a y c o u r s e i n c l u d e d t r a i n i n g i n N a t u r a l positions and participates in the special activities
Disaster Reporting, Search and Rescue reporting programs...Cadet WO Jay C. Voight of the Carroll
Composite Squadron (Maryland Wing) recently
and photography...
Schenectady Composite Squadron's {New York received his unit's Cadet of the Year Award for outWing) Commander. CAP Capt. Albert Vrooman standing academic and leadership achievements
and Flight Commander Cadet Thomas Relyea during '74...
Three cadets from the Raleigh Composite
recently spoke to the Kiwanis Club in Rotterdam.
N.Y. The CAP members were promoting their Squadron c North Carolina Wing) were recently
organization and its programs... Nine members of given an orientation ride in the Air Force's C-SA
the Van Dyke Cadet Squadron 3-7 (Michigan Wing) Galaxy. Making the flight were 2d Lt. Wanda
were recently treated to simulated instrument fly- Pendergraft, MSgt. Eddie Parrish and Lt. Col.
ing by Drake-Sentas Aero located at the Detroit Raymond Craig... SM Pat Burke and Cadets Karla
CityAirport. CAP members participating were: 2d Hessler and Don Johnson of the Tri-Cities ComLt. H. 'Skip' Vankirk, 1st. Lt. E. V. Fret, Cadets posite Squadron (Washington Wing) recently gave
James Barilka, Kevin Wine, Glen Dzidowski, a p r e s e n t a t i o n o n C A P t o m e m b e r s o f t h e
American Legion in Richland, Wash. They informAudrey Brown, Eric Fujii, Mike Galat and Tim
ed the group of CAP activities including
C a d e t s a n d s e n i o r m e m b e r s o f G r o u p X emergency services, flying programs and summer
I Wisconsin Wing) recently combined their efforts encampments...
and assisted the Air Force Recruiter in Milwaukee
WO Patricia L. Gareia of Findlay Composite
in the mailing of more than 2,000 letters to area Squadron 905 (Ohio Wing) recently arrived at Lackhigh school graduates... A former member of the land AFB, Tex.,where she will undergo military
Tempe Composite Squadron 307 (Arizona Wing)
training for her duties with the U.S. Air National
Capt. Rodney E. Hazen was recently graduated Guard...Dr. Port Johnson a prominent OrthoPedic
from Air Force pilot training at Williams AFB, Surgeon and CAP Major in the Muskogee ComAriz. Hazen is being assigned to George AFB, posite Squadron (Oklahoma Wing) recently presentCalif., where he will fly the Air Force's F-4 Phan- ed a series of lectures on "Physiology of Instrutom jet...
mental Flight" during the unit's regular weekly
C A P. M a j . M a r y G o r m l y, c o m m a n d e r o f
meetings...lst. Lt. Linda Arnold, information
Pasadena Cadet Squadron 17, (California Wing)
officer for the Olympia Composite Squadron
was recently listed in the '74 edition of Who's Who (Washington Wing) recently completed U.S. Army
of American Women and the Fifth International basic training at Ft. Jackson, .S.C. During graduaDirectory of Anthropologists. A CAP member for tion ceremonies she was awarded the American
more than 13 years, she has attended the National
Spirit Honor Medal-which is awarded to the top
S t a ff C o l l e g e , M a x w e l l A F B , A l a . , a n d p a r - trainee in a company during basic training...
ticipated in IACE to the Philippines... Members of
Cadet A1C Sara Sanchez of the Calvert High
the Dearborn Cadet Squadron 2-9 (Michigan Wing)
Rifle Team were recently awarded gold braided School Composite Squadron (Texas Wing) recently
shoulder cords for taking first place in the First served as Homecoming Queen of Calvert High
Annual Wing Rifle Competition. CAP Col. R. A. School...Members of the Capt. Eddie RickenSheibels, Michigan wing commander presented the backer Squadron 803 (Ohio Wing) recently named
awards to Cadets TSgt. Terry Thompson, WO Kim Cadet TSgt. Sara L. Vuksanovich as their Honor
Hutnik, TSgt. Scott Marvin, TSgt. Michael Swartz Cadet and 2d Lt. Jeannette Watking as Honor
Senior Member for 1974.
and MSgt. John Dranchak...





SEARCH FOR DATA -- Cadet WO Stephanie McLaws, New
Orleans Cadet Squadron and Cadet Sgt. Mike Henderson of
the Moisant Cadet Squadron, "hit the hooks" for answers during a series of leadership/management courses held" jointly
by the Air Force Junior ROTC and Civil Air Patrol in
Louisiana. The courses were put together by Air Force
SMSgt. Richard Smith, assistant Aerospace Education instructor at Bonnabel High School and Byron Rambo of both
the Bannabel HS AFJROTC and the East Bank CAP Cadet
Squadron. (Photo by CAP Lt. Barbara Rambo)

Swaney Gets 'Falcon'
C I N C I N N AT I ~ O h i o M a r k
Swaney of Ohio's Anderson Composite Squadron 111, was recently presented the Frank Borman
Falcon Award at the Ohio Wing
Cadet Conference. Air Force
Brig. Gen. A. J. Viviaan, Surgeon General of the Air Force
Logistics Command, WrightPatterson AFB, Ohio made the
Swaney, a former cadet comm a n d e r o f Yo u n g t o w n ' s
Squadron 301,is a fifth year
senior in Aerospace Engineering
at the University of Cincinnati.
He is a student and frequent copilot of former astronaut Neff
Armstrong and has worked as a
flight test engineer and
aerodynamicist for Learjet
He holds private, instrument
and commercial pilot ratings
and has passed the written ex-

amination for flight instructor's
Swaney was officially sworn
into the Navy last summer and is
scheduled to enter Naval Flight
Officer's Training Class at Aviation Officers Candidate School, Pensacola Naval Air Station,
Fla., in September.

Lt. Swaney


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of Nevada's Clark County
Composite Squadron view
the radar display during
their visit to the McCarren
International Airport control tower and radar approach facilities. From left
to right they are Cadets
Steve Gauger, Joe Mace,
Charles Doty and William
Gould. (Photo by CAP
Cadet Maj. Paul Mayer)

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APRIL, 1975

tFebruary 19751
Marian D.George ....... 01075
Michael R.Couillard .....04092
William L. Ramsoy ..... 04136
Susie C. Sylvester ....... 04363
James A. Sinkiewicz .... 05025
Jerry L. Peters ......... 07011
Victoria L. Hill ......... 07015
Keith A. Volkmann ...... 08103
Lathan H. Collins III .... 00432
Jeffrey N. Peterson ..... 09023
G a r y S . C o x . . . . . . . . . . . . 09075
Dee Dee M. Condit ...... 10087
William F. Lewis ....... 11004
Robert JThomas ....... 11159
Robert J. Haddick ...... 11189
Brian F. Lorge ......... 11189
Charles M. Shields ...... 12105
Scott A. Curtis .......... 15046
Patricia C. Wilson .... 18072
Thomas B, Mahoney, ..
Everett C. Bume ......
SusanD.H. Wootton ... 19043
David J. Hartsen .....
Jeffery A. Rooding .... 20164
Robert M. Domeier ...
EdwardE. Cartledge ..
Bruce W. Mettner ....
David A. Hanson..
Byron W. Collison .....
Edward F. Sullivan ..
Shawn F Ganagher ..... 29090
Mark T. Rakowski ..... 31173
Gerald T. Purcell ...... 31184
JamesT. Garavuso . .. 31227
Michael J. Stoklosa ..... 31307
G a r y A . R o b i n s o n . . . . 34096
William M. Albee ...... 34167
leffrey P. Stuart ....... 35078
Thomas P. Wilkinson... 39019
Stanley J. James ........ 39057
G l e n n Tu r n e r . . . . . . . . . . 39066
Karl S. Gowan ......... 39066
Steve A.. Smith .......... 42322
Douglas J. Jacques ...... 44005
William E. Roberts .... 45048
Cary D. Bassani ........ 46044
Terry L. Moore ......... 47050
Michael D. Mateleska . 47060
Michael J. Lueyk ....... 47060
Michael J. Wolf ......... 48046
Carmen J. Colon ..... 52017
Manual A. Soto ........ 52010
IFebruary 19751
Charles M Allinder ..... 01016
John D. Battle .......... 01034
Jacqueline G. Wilks ..... 01034
Timothy J. Welch .... ... 03034
D o n m s ~ [ . . . 0 4 1 0 7
D~.~,~4~ Demos ........ 04138
~ a v i d R . S c r u g g s . . . . . . . 04151
J o n W. M e y e r . . . . . . . . . . 04364
j f
Floyd R. Russey ........ 05050

CAP Aircraft
Airlifts Patient
For Transplant

"William J.Smith ........ 2609B
Michael J. Eaton ........ 31156
Timothy W. Purcell ..... 31184
Thomas J. Reilly ........ 31227
Thomas J. Padberg ..... 31288
Bernard N, Horak Jr ..... 31296
Edward P. Shelton ...... 31351
William G. Blair ........ 32010
Victoria E. Brooks ...... 32126
Blake C. Ortner ......... 33010
Thomas R, Kerr ........ 34027
Daniel L. Riley ......... 34115
Michael A. Panno ....... 34160
Lutitia E. Broach ....... 34210
Dianna A. Miller ........ 34213
Stephen T. House ....... 35023
Steven L. Grauel ........ 35023
Gheen R Abbott IV ..... 36065
J e f f L . R i l e y . . . . . . . . . . . . 37011
Michael J. Havens ...... 37048
G a r y R . W i t i w . . . . . . . . . . 37049
David E. Mylet ......... 37060
David J. Chesek ....... 37068
Stephen D. Vasko ....... 37260
Susan K. Cox ........... 37260
Donald L. Mahieu Jr ..... 39027
William B. Hicks ....... 39061
P a u l T. B a t e s . . . . . . . . . 39066
Gregory L. Boxa ....... 40038
M i c h a e l J . G a r r y . . . . . 40038
R o b e r t A . P a r e e l l . . . . 42115
JohnA. Gronemeyer . . 42115
Twila A. Barber ........ 42190
Carlotta D.D. Freeman .. 42196
David A Norris ........ 42883
M a r y J C h o p p . . . . . . . . 42339
Sharon E. Hurst ....... 42339
Norman F. Witten ...... 45025
E~ rl A. Collins .......... 45064
Timothy R. Childers ..... 45064
Karl C. R. Bolle ......... 45117
Willie L. Jones ......... 16002
J a c k i e L O w e n s . . . . . . 46010
William M. Cody ........ 46030
Scott L. Larochelle ...... 46044
James F. Brandt ...... 46044
Paul E Warns .......... 46049
Michael C. Cowger ..... 47081
David F, Gnabasik ...... 48002
G a r y A . A n g e r . . . . . . . . . 48061
Peter C. Jerger ......... 48121
Barbara J. Fletcher .... 50056
Kenneth E. Mumford .... 51028
G u y A . Ve a g e r . . . . . . . . . 51050
Maria D. Cama~ho ..... 52060
B i l d a ' D . A v i l e s . . . . . . . . . 52001
Perez J. A. Gonzalez .... 52064
Juan A. Velez ........... 52087
Sanchez L.F Nazario .... 52087
Charles Irizarry ....... 52087
Montalvo N. Lopez ....... 52087
A w i l d a V e g a . . . . . . . . 52087
Silva C. M. Romon ...... 52087
V e l e z F. C r u z . . . . . . . . . 52087
Rosario E. J. Vega ...... 52087
William Fiqueroa ....... 52104

Monte L. Rothe ......... 05051
Stephen A. Rogers ...... 05099
Crystal L. Chaffin ....... 05135
Mark C. Woodruff .......05138
Scott R. Lachmund ...... 06004
Neal R. Supranovich .... 06010
Ingrid S. Krampe ....... 06042
Sandra L. Witman ....... 07008
Donn S. Stelzer ......... 07011
Martin K. Carlton ....... 07012
W. John Setliffe ......... 08051
Douglas A. Hicks ..... 08104
James A. Mayors ..... 08104
M i c h a e l L e v y . . . . . . . . . 08117
Shelley M. McNutt .... 08133
Lucius A. Daniel ...... 08160
Bret C. Bartlett ....... 08243
Charles E. Noble ...... 09023
Edwin L. Hamilton .... 09033
Blaise S. Mo ............ 10087
, Edward W. Caslin ....... 11020
Ann K. Hanson ......... 11041
M i k e F. N i l e s . . . . . . . . . . . 11074
Edward S. Brudnieki .... 11113
George J. Gilbert ....... 11194
Edward G. Upton ....... 11196
Gregory A Hoffeditz .... 11205
Dawn E. M. Holmes... 11233
James C. Thomas ..... 11234
John E. Orosz .......... 11268
J a y A . S t o u t . . . . . . . . . . . . 12123
Dennis J Lindell ....... 13003
Norby L. Foss .......... 14056
Roger D. Stewart ...... 14111
Charles B. Jones ........ 15050
James P, Easterling .... 16005
Joseph W. Salmon Jr. 16067
Terry A. Proctor ........ 18044
Harold C. Cohen ....... 18044
Linda D. deske ........ 18052
John J. Carter .......... 18052
Dennis M Ludwig ....... 18069
Lise K. Mahon .......... 18071
Bryan L. Watson ........ 18075
David A. Wark .......... 19012
Roy J. Mathieu ......... 19043
Edwin B. Thompson ..... 20038
John L. Dranchak ..... 20065
Dorreek H. Durrell .... 20096
B r i a n P. K e l l e y . . . . . . . 20117
Glenn R. Dzidowski . .20117
A a r o n P. L y n c h . . . . . . . 20164
L o r i A M a r t i n . . . . . . 20164
George W. Vanillee .. .20250
Timothy L. Wilson .... 21114
James R. Brown Jr .... 22047
Jeff K Owens .......... 22057
Richard M. Bingman ....23057
Tracy D. Brown ........ 24003
Robert K. Downs ....... 25033
Edward T. Rigby ....... 25049
R a y A H a i n e s . . . . . . . . 28043
Stephen A. Browning . . 29004
Jeffrey L. Shaud ........ 29016
Robert M. Knapp ....... 29016
Mark J. Ferris .......... .29095

SMETHPORT, Pa. The first
airplane ride for Larry
Grossman of Smethport could be
the most important one he will
ever take.
Eighteen-year-old Grossman
was airlifted in a Civil Air Patrol
aircraft to Rochester, N.Y., for
a kidney transplant.
The High School senior suffered from a rare kidney disease
and until that fateful day when
he received the transplant he
had travelled more than 10,000
miles commuting to the Strong
Memorial Hospital in Rochester
for periodic kidney treatment
and checkups.
Early this year his family was
notified that they had a donor
and they should take immediate
steps to get Larry to Rochester.
preferably by air.
Larry's mother contacted
William Spencer. one of the
original members of the Larry
Grossman Kidney Fund. who
called Capt. Peter G. Poleto.
commander of Pennsylvania
Squadron 507. An aircraft was
set up immediately and less than
two hours after the original call
from Rochester. the plane was
on its way with Larry aboard.
The kidney transplant operation started just seven hours
after the notification and at last
report Larry was coming along
Permission for the flight,
which was piloted by SM Larry
Shields. was obtained earlier
from Col. A. A. Milano. Pennsylvania Wing commander.




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COCKPIT CHECK -- Cadets Joe Mace (foregroufid), and
Steve Gauger of Nevada's Clark County Composite Squadron,
check out the cockpit of an Air Force CH-53 helicopter. The
helicopter was used during a helicopter evacuation course
held in Las Vegas. The course covered techniques related to
helicopter rescue including equipment orientation, casualty
extraction and transportation of casualties through the use of
rappelling. (Photo by CAP Cadet Maj. Paul Mayer)

CAP Explained' )11 Air'
UNIONTOWN, Pa.--Member~ of Pennsylvania's Group 1400 recently
appeared on KDKA-TV television show "On Air," a 30-minute weekly
program of things of community concern in and around Pittsburgh. .
CAP 2d Lt. Betty Jones, of Squadron 1405, acted as moderator for the
show which covered CAP history, cadet and senior activities and cadet
ranger training.

Miehiganite's Hold Encampment
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich.--NeW Cadet recruits recently participated in basic training exercises, and a night compass reading
course conducted by the Van Dyke Cadet Squadron 3-7 (Michigan
Wing. I They also earned radio operator cards during the weekend encampment.
The squadron ended the encampment, held at Ray Center, Mich..
with a final course in compass work employing the radio communications learned during the training.
Those earning Radio Operators Cards included. SM John Hauck.
Cadets TSgt. Craig Bartkowaik. WO Tom Cannan. MSgt. Glenn
Dzidowski. 2d Lt. Gerald Dores and Sgt. Eric Fujii.
Also Cadets WO Brian Kelley, SSgt. Tim Mazur. MSgt. John Meister
Jr.. and WO Mike Sadowski.

vencher Becomes AF Nurse
_Ver.--Theresa Pr0vencher.
member of Civil Air Patrol since 1966. was recently commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air
Force Nurse Corps. She will attend Nurse orientation training at Sheppard AFB, Tex., prior to being
assigned to Castle AFB. Calif. Air Force Maj. John
Mezzo. liaison officer to the Vermont wing, administered the oath of commission.
The former cadet attended four cadet summer
encampments from 1966-1970 held at selected
bases in the Northeast area. During the 1970 encampment at Griffis AFB. N.Y.. her leadership
ability was recognized and she was appointed
squadron commander of the female squadron.
Also. in 1970 she qualified for the CAP Solo
Flight Scholarship and earned her FAA solo flight
certificate that summer, and subsequently attended the 1971 Cadet Flying Encampment in
Oklahoma where.she-earned her FAA Private
Pilot Certificate.
She has also attended the Medical Services
Orientation Course at Sheppard and represented
her Wing in 1973 as a visitor to Belgium in the
International Air Cadet Exchange.
Prior to joining the Air Force, she served as
assistant to the Burlington Cadet Squhdron commander.


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WINNERS ALL -- The presentation of the Gen. Carl A.
I Spaatz Award -- CAP's highest achievement for eadets -- to
s three members of the Cutler Cadet Squadron (Florida Wing)
is a good indication why the Cutler unit was named CAP's Top
Cadet Squadron of Distinction for 1974. Receiving the coveted
s award are Cadet Colonels Jacqueline Pearson, Randall Cason
and Sandra Graham. The presentations were made during the
s recent Florida Wing Conference. In addition, their unit was
named the Best Cadet Squadron and their commander, Maj.
Fred P. Graham was named Best Senior Member of the
Year. Cadet Cason was also named Best Cadet of the Year.


APRIL, 1975


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Public Law 93-179 established the
American Revolution Bicentennial Administration (ARBA). The ARBA
developed three basic themes which will
be supported during the Bicentennial
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Heritage '76--a nationwide summons to recall our heritage, to place it
in its historical perspective, and to focus
on the origins, values, and unfolding
panorama of our Nation's history.

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and the people of the world the
traditions, the culture, the .hospitMity,
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act upon goals to help make America the
"more perfect union" and to improve
the quality of future life.

...For A Successful Bicentennial

Train Will
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Tentative Route of The American FreedomTrain

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The American Freedom Train,
a 24-car red, white and blue exhibit train powered by a restored
steam engine, .will carry an unpreccedented display of more
than 500 historical documents,
priceless artifacts and.
memorabilia to millions of people throughout the 48 contiguous
states during the nation's
Bicentennial celebration ~April
1975-December 1976.)
One of the major purposes of
the Freedom Train's travels is
to sew together the richly
diverse mosaic of local
Bicentennial projects going on in
every state. The Freedom Train
will serve as a catalyst for local
participation in the Bicentennial
at each of the train's 79 stops.
The train will begin its journey
on April 1 at Wilmington,
Delaware. The display cars will
be carrying articles representative of the nation's founding,
its industries, sports, entertainment, explorations and law
A major exhibit will be the
Freedom Bell. a double-scale
replica (excluding crack) of the
Liberty Bell in Independence
Hall. Philadelphia. The 71/2 feet
tall. 71/2 feet in diameter
Freedom Bell weighs 16.830
pounds and is tuned for the
musical note F. exactly one octave below the Liberty Bell. It is
.the American Legion's Bicentennial gift donated on behalf of
America's children.
In recent ceremonies
designating the Freedom Train
as a national Bicentennial Proj e c t . M r. J o h n Wa r n e r. A d ministrator of the American
Revolution Bicentennial Administration (ARBA). pointed


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Capitol Plaza Tower
Frankfort, Kentuck:.
(502) 564-4524 _

840 MacKay Building
338 Denali Street
Anchorage. Alaska 90501
(907) 274-6051

P.O. Box 44343
Baton Rouge, Louisi
(504) 389-6752

c/o Government House
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
(Call Operator)
1807 North Central Ave., Suite 108
Phoenix. Arizona 85004
(602) 271-4031
Old State House
300 West Markham Street
Little Rock. Arkansas 72201
(501) 371-2142
1501 Eighth Street
Sacramento. California 95814
(916) 322-2794

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901 Sherman Street
Colorado Country Penthouse
Denver. Colorado 80203
(303) 573-1776

State House
Augusta. Maine 0433
(207) 289-2981
2525 Riva Road
Annapolis. Marylan(
(301) 267-5046

I0 Tremont Street.
Boston. Massachusel
(617) 727-5047

T.M.L. Building, Suil
6425 South Pennsylva
Lansing, Michigan 4~
(571) 373-1976
The State Capitol
St. Paul. Minnesota 5
(612) 296-5090

59 South Prospect Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06106

Department of Archi
P.O. Box 571
Jackson. Mississippi
601) 354-62~8

P.O. Box 2476
Wilmington. Delaware 19899
(3O2) 571-1776

P.O. Box 1776
Jefferson City, Misso
(314) 751-3784

1239 G Street, N.W.
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
(202~ 393-1976


'In an earlier era. the
thousands of miles of steel rails
which span our country from
coast to coast, bound us together
as a nation with common purpose and a common
goal growth of a nation.
"Soon the Freedom Train will
roll over those same rails again,
this time bringing to communities across the land a
d i ff e r e n t c a r g o a t r e a s u r y o f
our great documents on which
the foundation of our nation



Montana Historical S
225 North Roberts StI
Helena. Montana 596(
(405) 449-3884

504 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee. Florida 32301
(904) 222-1776

FREEDOM TRAIN--A 425-ton steam locomotive will power
the red, white and blue American Freedom Train on its trek
across the nation.

A m e r i c a ' s Yo u t h To B e A c l i v e
During Nation's Commemoration
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Perhaps an expression by
a I7-year-old high school senior in Connecticut best
tells why America's youth are joining fully in the
Bicentennial commemoration of the United States.
"' The American Revolution didn't begin on Lexington Green and didn't end in Yorktown. We need
much more than a big party on the Fourth of July,
1976 - we need a continuing program to maintain
the spirit of a permanent revolution dedicated to
human freedom.
While dedicated to an improved future, the
young people are by no means ignoring the past in
their efforts to know and understand their culture
and heritage. Our youth are deeply involved in projects and programs under all three national
Bicentennial themes - Heritage, Festival and
Young people are not only serving on Community
Bicentennial Commitees. but in many cases are
the most active participants in forming plans and
programs for community participation in the
Leading national youth groups -- like the Boy

Scouts. the Girl Scouts. 4-H. Future Farmers of
America are deeply involved in broad Bicentennial programs. It's your job as CAP members to
get Civil Air Patrol involved!
These activities run the gamut from clean-up
campaigns to beautify and conserve the environment to archaeological projects to rediscover the
heritage of communities.
One project, sponsored by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. is involving individuals and groups of youth in tapping the
"Grass roots" history of the nation.
C a l l e d " A b o v e G r o u n d A r c h a e o l o g y, " t h e
Bicentennial project encourages the searching out
of "lost" documents, photographs, letters, furniture, dress and other memorabilia from days
g o n e b y, o r r e c a p t u r i n g f r o m m e m o r i e s t h e
fullness and flavor of life in earlier times.
Creativity and energy are the resources of
America's youth and they can apply these
resources in many programs for the commemoration of the nation's 200th anniversary. Get Civil Air
Patrol involved.

1776 Peachtree, N.W
Suite 520 South Wing
Atlanta. Georgia 30309
(404) 894-5780
P.O. Box EK
Agana. Guam 96910
( Call Operator--749-2177)
P.O. Box 2359
Honolulu. Hawaii 96804
(808) 548-4615
210 Main Street
Boise. Idaho 83702
~208) 384-3890
410 North Michigan Ave.. Room 1044
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(312) 793-4581
State Office Building, Room 504
Indianapolis. Indiana 46204
(317) 633-4217

Radisson Cornhusker
13th and M Streets
Lincoln. Nebraska 681
(402~ 477-1975

Capitol Building
Carson City, Nevada.
(702) 882-7600
37 Pleasant Street
Concord. New Hamp~
(603) 271-2100

379 West State Street
Trenton. New Jersey
(609) 292-6576

141 East De Vargas St
Santa Fe. New Mexic
(505) 827-3281
Office of State Histor
State Education Depa
99 Washington Avenut
Albany, New York 12~
(518) 474-3931

State House
Des Moines. Iowa 50319
(515~ 281-5754

Department of Art. C~
109 East Jones Stree:
Raleigh, North Carol
(919) 829-2430

1518 North Broadway
Wichita. Kansas 67214
(316) 262-7404

State Capitol Build:Bismarck. North I t~,
(7011 224-2424

al News
ritories, have offices. Direct contact with these offices is authorized.
Following is a complete listing of Bicentennial commissions:

;tory .


Ohio Historical Center
Columbus, Ohio 43211
(614) 466-5803
4040 North Lincoln Boulevard
Suite 107
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
P.O. Box 1399
Portland, Oregon 97207
(503) 229-4805
Wm. Penn Memorial Museum, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17108
(717) 787-1976
La Fortaleza
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901
(809) 724-3020
Capitol Industrial Center Building
289 Promenade Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
(401) 272-1776
P.O. Box 1976
Columbia, South Carolina 29202
(803) 758-2566
S t a t e C a p i t o l . . . . .
Pierre, South Dakota 57501
(605) 224-3224
102 Capitol Towers
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
(615) 741-1774
University of Texas at Arlington
210 University Hall
Arlington, Texas 76010
(817) 461-1776
State Capitol Building, Suite 403
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
Box 195
Saxtons River, Vermont 05154
(802) 869-2338
Drawer JF
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
(804) 229-1607
P.O. Box 450
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00801
(809) 774-4343
c/o Washington State Historical Society
315 North Stadium
Tacoma, Washington 98403
(206) 593-2830
1900 Washington Street, East
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
(304) 348-3610
816 State Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
(608) 263-1176
c/o State Archives & Historical Department
Wyoming State Office Building
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
(307) 777-7776

E A R LY S TA R T - - C i v i l A i r P a t r o l C a d e t s P a m R o l s t o n ( l e f t ) , a n d C h a r l o t t e C h a n n i n g f r o m
Michigan's Farmington Cadet Squadron get an early start on their city's Bicentennial
celebration. Here they put the finishing touches on their "newest cadet." All fire hydrants
within the city are being painted with the theme of the Spirit of '76. Cadet Rolston was also
Miss Michigan Wing CAP for 1974. (Photo by CAP Capt. William Mendoza)

Beautify For The Bicentennial
WASH I~IGTON D.C.--If you haven't as yet decided
what to give Uncle Sam on his 200th birthday, why
not make it a tree, a flower, a plant, a shrub?
Just think, if all of his relatives chipped in by
planting a living gift on the occasion of his
Bicentennial, what a pleasant beginning it would
be for his third century.
John W. Warner, Administrator of the American
Revolution Bicentennial Administration (ARBA),
who has said the success of the Bicentennial will
be judged by the number of participants; not spectators, suggest this is one way an individual or
community can become involved in the commemoration of the nation's 200th anniversary with
lasting effect.
The ARBA is encouraging support for the
"Green Survival for the Third Century" program
of the American Association of Nurserymen
(AAN) and has designated the project a national
Bicentennial program.
Mr. Warner presented a certificate of recogni" tion and a Bicentennial flag to Louis Hillenmeyer,
President of the AAN, on December 3.
In addition to focusing attention on the project,

official recognition provides for the use of the
national Bicentennial symbol in connection with
the program's activities.
The program is designed to encourage "individuals and groups to plant trees, shrubs, grass
and other plants in a nationwide effort to help
purify the air, stabilize the soil, clarify thewater,
beautify our surroundings and abate noise."
The Association is working with State department of agriculture in the promotion of "Green
Survival for the Third Century;" and I0 States are
currently using or considering the program.
For 20 years the association has conducted an
Annual Landscape Award Program and will give a
special series of awards to those communities
which have shown outstanding interest and success
on community beautification during the nation's
Mr. Warner noted that many of the more than 2,000 communities around the country which have
received national Bicentennial recognition to date,
have included such beautification programs in
their Bicentennial planning and expressed hope
that many others will join.

Suggested Activities
List of senior and cadet activities to consider in
the observance (at unit level).
Parades {march in) color guards and drill
S u p p o r t V F W a n d A m e r i c a n L e g i o n o b s e r.
Help build floats for Bicentennial parades.
. Vo l u n t e e r t o s u p p o r t l o c a l m i l i t a r y i n stallations (Army, USAF0 Navy, Marine and Coast
Guard) observances.
Local unit commander(s) (senior and cadets)
should volunteer to serve on local (city) planning
Wing Commanders should volunteer to serve
on state Bicentennial Planning Boards.
Local units work with DCPA, Salvation Army
and Red Cross in their observances.
CAP Chaplains should conduct special
Bicentennial observances [in their unit and in their
Borrow and use Bicentennial flags for unit
open houses, awards ceremonies, etc.

Unit color guards should carry the Bicentennial Flag whenever they perform, if possible.
CAP ground vehicles could carry Bicentennial
"bumper stickers" thru Dec. 1976 on back center
CAP aircraft could carry the Bicentennial seal
(if available) on the right side of engine cowling.
Local units should continue to participate in
local airshows and other aerospace activities
(meetings, conventions, etc.)
Units can plant trees in honor of Bicentennial.
Cadets should participate in Bicentennial
observances and programs at their local schools
{in uniform if possible).
Collect signatures on a copy of the Declaration
of Independence from as many people in your town
as possible.
Seniors and cadets can develop the habit of
asking themselves, their friends and people they
meet -- "What have you done to honor our

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