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Epaulet Shirt for CAP
The new long-sleeve blue shirt
and the overblouse with distinctive CAP epaulets, and
embroidered grade insignia,
have been approved for wear by
members of Civil Air Patrol.
The epaulets must have the
letters "CAP" embroidered on
them and will be available only
through the CAP Bookstore.
Hand embroidery is not
The epaulet shirt for males is
a long-sleeve style. The female
blouse comes in two styles (both
short-sleeves) : the standard
,use for wear with the
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use e e w o n g e r
oI N ~ L The long-sleeve shirt
"~ "< ro ~ standard overblouse

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with epaulets will be available in
the CAP Bookstore on or after 1
July 1977. (The longer pantsuit

overblouse will not be stocked by
the Bookstore, but is available
through other sources specializ-




ing in military clothing.) Prices
and catalog numbers are as

JUNE 1977

Epaulets--Cat. No. 1007--$4.95
pair (regardless of grade);
Shirt--Male--Cat. No. 1007A-$10.95 each;
Overblouse--Female Cat. No.
1007B--$12.95 each;
Male Package--Cat. No. 1007C$14.95 (One shirt/one set of
Female Package--Cat. No.
1007D--$16.95 (One overblouse/
one set of epaulets).
Additional items, such as an
extra shirt, must be paid for at
the individual catalog price.
Mixed orders containing
Bookstore items other than the
shirt and epaulets will only delay
the total shipment as such
orders cannot be split and will be
held until the new items are


° a t i o n a l B o a r d M e e t O n Ta p
tnual Gathering
ted In A tlanta
A vibrant, growing,
kmerican city which
tubers the Old South!
~ ~ n G e n . W i l l i a m
Tecumseh "Cump" Sherman
began his famed "March to the
Sea" in 1864;
--Scarlett O'Hara fell in love
with and married Rhett Butler;
--Joel Chandler Harris lived
and wrote the "Uncle Remus"
--Coca-Cola was invented;
--The World's largest
painting,the Cyclorama of the
Civil War Battle of Atlanta--canl
' be seen;
--You will find the world's
largest statuary--the Confederate
memorial carving on Stone
--You can enjoy the fun and
hospitality of Underground
- - Yo u w i l l fi n d S i x F l a g s ,
Kingdoms 3, professional
baseball and football; fine
restaurants, night clubs, dinner

theaters, museums, golf
courses, and a happy, pleasant
That's what awaits you if you
attend Civil Air Patrol's
National Board meeting next
Oct. 20-23--this year in Atlanta,
Georgia's capital city.
The annual gathering this year
will be at the Marriott Motor
Hotel in the heart of downtown
Atlanta, convenient to shopping
centers, night clubs,
restaurants, entertainment
facilities, and close to all Interstate exits and other travel
High point of the three-day
meeting will be the annual convening of Civil Air Patrol's
National Board, over which
Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday
of Birmingham, Ala., the
n a t i o n a l c o m m a n d e r, w i l l
preside. In addition to Gen.
Casaday, the National Board includes the national vice corn(See NATIONAL BOARD, Page 2)

HELP FOR RECRUITER--CAP talent helped Air Force
recruiters recently as CAP Lt. Emma Enslin, information
officer for CAP's Hudson Valley Group, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.,
puts finishing touches on sign she and CAP Maj. J.T.
DePaolo, group commander, painted. "We painted the
sign," Lt. Enslin said, "so people could easily recognize the
new location of the Air Force Recruiting Office in the
Poughkeepsie Main Mall. Working closely with Air Force
recruiters provides benefits both to the Air Force and to us
in CAP."

NATIONAL TV APPEARANCE--Civil Air Patrol was seen recently on national television
when Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday, right, of Birmingham, Ala., CAP national commander,
appeared on the Dinah Shore Show to present an Honorary Membership in CAP to actor
George Kennedy, center, star of TV's "Blue Knight" and the current movie, "Airport '77."
Here Gen. Casaday congratulates Kennedy, citing his contributions to American youth and to
the advancement of flying safety--both of major interest, to Civil Air Patrol. Dinah Shore,
star of the show, looks on at left.

Fishermen Live To Tell Tale,
Thanks To Alaska Wing Search
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Three Alaska fishermen are
alive today to tell more fish
stories, thanks to quick action by
Civil Air Patrol units in the 49th
Two of the three, stranded on a
lake north of Fairbanks, Alaska,
were rescued April 11 by CAP
pilot Edward Gauss of the Fairbanks Squadron.
The life-saving mission was
launched when the men were
reported overdue from a flyingfishing trip. Air Force and CAP
aircraft were launched and conducted a route search.
After spotting the downed
plane in which the victims had
been travelling, the CAP aircraft
landed on a nearby lake and
picked the men up. They were
uninjured, but two saves were
credited by, the Alaska Rescue
Coordination Center because of
the remoteness of the area and
the extreme 20-degree-below
zero temperature.
More than 1,500 square miles
were covered in the mission.
Another Alaska fisherman was

saved on April 13 by the Juneau
unit of CAP. It took the Civil Air
Patrol group only one hour to
spot the missing man and return
him to safety after receiving the
emergency call.
The man had become stranded
on an island in the Lynn Canal
north of Juneau. The CAP crew

earned a save because the man
had no survival equipment and
because of the remoteness of the
The three saves raised the
number of lives Civil Air Patrol
has saved this year through its
emergency service operations to

Complete Scholarship at VMI
Is Awarded To Virginia Cadet
Paul M. Andrus of the
Lynchburg Comp. Sq. (Virginia
Wing) has won a complete
scholarship to attend Virginia
Military Institute this coming
Cadet Andrus, the son of Mr.
and Mrs. O. F. Nils Andrus, is a
senior at E. C. Glass High School
in Lynchburg where he is participating in the school's Na~"
Reserve Officer Training Corps

program. It is through his participation in this program's
Marine Option that Cadet
Andrus was awarded the
Andrus joined the Lynchburg
Sq. in June 1976. He has served
a s a d m i n i s t r a t i v e o f fi c e r,
aerospace education officer and
flight commander. He earned
the Billy Mitchell Award in
March and is presently serving
as the squadron's cadet commander

JUNE 1977



CAP Supplies
Link In Flood
PHELPS, Ky.-- When flood
waters receded in mid-April in
southeastern Kentucky, most of
the area was without muchneeded long distance communications.

National Board
Meeting Slated
(Continued From Page 1)
m a n d e r, C o l . W i l l i a m H .
Ramsey; CAP's executive director, Air Force Brig. Gen. Carl S.
Miller; the national legal officer, Brig. Gen. Lyle W. Castle,
the national finance officer,
Brig. Gen, S. H. duPont Jr., and
the commanders of CAP's eight
regions and 52 wings.
A daily round of seminars and
important meetings, plus displays from the Bookstore at
National Headquarters and the
supply depot in Texas hold interest for all CAP members who
The official portion of the
meeting will conclude Sat~urday
night with a gala, formal banquet at the hotel. Speaker for the
occasion will he Dr. James
Blakely of Wharton, Tex., who
gave up teaching to become a
professional humorist and
author of the weekly newspaper
column, "Pokin' Fun."
Civil Air Patrol members
should make plans early if they
expect to attend. A reservation
coupon is printed on the back
page of this issue of the paper.
Reservations should be made at
least 30 days in advance and it is
suggested that payment for one
night's lodging be included to insure a reservation for a late
There is no pre-registration
this year. You will register and
pay your registration fee for the
National Board meeting when
you arrive at the hotel.

This communications gap
between the disaster area and
Red Cross and Civil Defense
headquarters in Frankfort was
filled by CAP radio operators
from the Kentucky Wing.
Lt. Col. Lloyd Schliecher,
senior mission coordinator for
the wing, dispatched mobile
communications teams to the
affected area on Sunday, April
10. Other personnel manned
radios and telephones at mission
headquarters, ready to pass on
information to disaster relief
The mobile communications
team was commanded by Maj.
Phillip Basham during the entire
eight-day mission. Maj. Basham
set up his forward base in the
mini-courthouse here and dispatched his primary radio team
to the top of Powerhouse Hill
between Phelps and Freeburn.
A local CB (citizens band) net
on Channel 9 was established to
gather information. The information or requests for aid were
then given to the foward mission
base via a borrowed CB base unit. From the courthouse, the information was relayed to the
CAP radio team on the hill.
Then, using single-sideband CAP
radios, the messages were
relayed to mission headquarters.
This system was used until
Friday when a relief team from
the Louisville Comp. Sq. arrived
with their communications van,
Utilizing the bus and its
generators from the courthouse
parking lot, Maj. Basham recalled the team from the hill. Many
of the personnel who had been
there for several days were
returned to their units. Personnel from six Kentucky units
The magnitude of the disaster
and the difficult mountain
terrain hampered relief
operations to the point that
many areas had not received
food or fresh water until late in
the week.

FLOOD SCENE--The narrow valley flood plain along creeks and rivers in southeastern Kentucky contributed greatly to the magnitude of the flood. These houses were almost completely covered.
The CAP communications
teams were recalled on Sunday,
April 17, after reliable telephone
lines were restored to the Phelps
courthouse. At the time of their
departure, the greatest concern
in the area was the threat of disease outbreak.
The Kentucky Wing did little
flying during the emergency, but
wing pilots did fly some badly
needed medical supplies and
Salvation Army personnel, including the wing chaplain, Lt.
Charles Simmons, into the
Pikeville Airport on Wednesday.

Epaulet Shirt
(Continued From Page 1)
received. This is expected to be
late June. It is, therefore, requested that orders for shirts,
overblouses and epaulets be
delayed until 1 July.
When ordering please be sure
to indicate:
1. Grade;
2. Male or Female Epaulet
(There is a difference.);
3. Neck size and sleeve length
of shirt (Male);
4. Overblouse size, e.g., 8, 12,
14 (Female).

PHOTO PRESENTATION--Air Force Brig. Gen. Carl S. Miller, left, CAP executive director, presents original copy of page from CAP's latest "Report to Congress" to Air Force Lt.
Col. A.E. Guiilot, commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Sq. The page features the
squadron and Civil Air Patrol's 355th Cadet Sq. 105 which the Air Force unit sponsors. The
CAP unit meets at Air Force facilities on Davis-Monthan AFB, where Gen. Miller was
visiting at the time of the presentation. (USAF Photo)

A ward Offers Trophy,
Cash to Young Winner
LOS ANGELES, Calif.-Younger members of Civil Air
Patrol may be interested this
year in applying for the "Kitty
H a w k Yo u t h Aw a r d " w h i c h
offers a trophy in addition to a
$1,000 cash donation.

Application blanks may be obtained from HQ-CAP-USAF/TT,
Maxwell AFB, Ala. 36112. These
applications must be received by
the committee in Los Angeles
not later than Aug. 31,1977.

The award is offered by the
Greater Los Angeles Area
Chamber of Commerce and its
C o m m i t t e e f o r t h e Wr i g h t
Brothers Banquet. The award is
sponsored by the Northrop Corporation.
The original "Kitty Hawk
Awards" were established in
1964 to commemorate the 1903
flight by the Wright Brothers
and were intended to honor
military and civilian personnel
who have contributed notably to
our heritage of flight through
their dedication or service to the
aviation-aerospace field of
In 1975, the chamber added the
"Kitty Hawk Youth Award."
Recipients of the award must
have performed, demonstrated
or contributed a notable achievement in the field of aviation,
aerospace or related areas of
endeavor. The recipient must
not have reached his 22nd birthday prior to Dec. 31,1977.
The 1975 winner was a young
man from Riverside, Calif.,
w h o , o n h i s 1 6 t h b i r t h d a y,
successfully qualified in and
soloed in 16 different aircraft. In
1976, the winners were two
sisters, 19 and 16, who between
them hold 26 hot air balloon
world records.
Civil Air Patrol cadets or
senior members who can meet
the age requirement may apply
for the award by submitting the
proper documents to:
T h e K i t t y H a w k Yo u t h
Award Committee
Wright Brothers Banquet
c/o Northrop Corporation
1800 Century Park East
Los Angeles, Calif. 90067
Address correspondence to:
Attention, Coordinator, Civic Affairs. Those wishing further information may call Miss Joy
Everts, Coordinator, for Civil
Affairs, telephone (213) 553-6262,
or write to her at the above


CAP Units

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Civil
Air Patrol squadrons from the
Santa Clara area received
special recognition recently
from the El Camino Chapter of
the Air Force Association.
Receiving special recognition
for Outstanding Performance as
members of Civil Air Patrol during 1976 were: Cadets Steve
Bailey, John E. Cramer Comp.
Sq. 10; Erick Rice, John J.
Montgomery Memorial Cadet
S q . 3 6 ; D a v i d Ti m m , R . G .
Fowler Cadet Sq. 114; also, 1st
Lts. Carl Koerber, John E.
Cramer Comp. Sq. 10; Martin P.
Sanford, R. G. Fowler Cadet Sq.
114; and CWO Claire Boujoli,
Montgomery Memorial Cadet
Sq. 36.
James C. Fitzpatrick, president of the E1 Camino Chapter,
made the presentations on
behalf of his organization at an
awards banquet.



JUNE i 977

CAP Pilots Aid in Flood Relief
BRISTOL, Tenn.--A Civil Air
six hours off the people's trips by
Patrol plane, bucking 20-knot
flying them in ....
, t urbulance, started its final
"On one of our trips we flew in
approach to Mingo County Airsome tetanus, because there was
port in West Virginia -- one of great fear at the time that a disthe many small landing strips
ease could break out. But most
used to speed Red Cross disaster of our sorties involved flying in
aid to Appalachian flood victims.
caseworkers and supplies to the
As vilot Dennis Sparks lined up
different centers."
his Cessna 182 for a final descent
Asked if there were any exfrom 500 feet, he noticed that a
tremely difficult missions, Maj.
helicopter, sitting smack in the
Sparks replied with a slight grin:
middle of the narrow runway
"Yeah, just trying to get into
(only 30-feet wide in one spot
thatMingo County Airport was a
where the rains had washed
tough one. Normally these small
away the earth), wasn't moving.
airstrips are about 60-feet wide,
Crash landing
but when we found out that the
Pulling up and circling around
strip at Mingo was only 30-feet
for a closer look, he noticed that
wide at one spot (because of the
the chopper had apparently
wash-out that undermined the
crash-landed and broken its
runway), we decided to send in
landing struts in so doing.
only our most experienced
"Guess we can abort this mispilots. I guess you can say that
sion," said Maj. Sparks to his
landing there is comparable to
p a s s e n g e r, M r s . G r a c e E .
putting a plane down on one of
Fossati, a Red Cross disaster those bobbing aircraft carriers.
specialist from St. Louis, who
Another Problem
was flying in to determine what
"We had another problem at
the victims' needs would be.
the airport in Prestonsburg. It's
Although this mission wasn't
in a valley, with a mountain
successful for pilot Sparks, who
literally at the end of the
is director of operations for Civil
runway. Our pilots had to use
Air Patrol's Tennessee Wing,
every bit of their expertise
some 35 other serties were.
getting in and out of there."
'Td say we put in about 200
Red Cross disaster operations
flying hours and used 15
d i r e c t o r R a l p h B a r l o w, a
different craft and 20 of our
veteran of dozens of national dispilots," said the curly-haired
aster assignments similar to the
flyer who started as a CAP cadet
Appalachian floods, said that he
has seldom seen the kind of
i n 1957.
Driving Too Slow
cooperation in a disaster area as
"Normally our missions are to
was manifested by the CAP's
search for downed aircraft in the
Tennessee Wing.
Tennessee area, but we got a call
"It makes me feel real good
from the Red Cross the same
inside knowing that there are a
day as the floods hit. They said
lot of groups out there like the
that some of the worst hit towns
CAP -- people who have thi~
were up over the mountains and
same deep-seated concern for
that driving there would take too
their fellow man as our Red
long. So we' volunteered our enCross workers have.
tire wing and put the pilots on 24"What success we had in
hour call.
getting into the hard-to-reach
"We worked out of the
towns quickly can be attributed
Disaster Headquarters in
to the CAP. I know for a lot of
Bristol, Tenn., the first few days
Our caseworkers, it was their
and even had our communication
first flight in a small plane. But
van parked at the curb. Later we
the pilots and ground crews
transferred our operation to the
Appalachian Flying Service
right at the airport."
CAP has a national agreement
with the American Red Cross to
provide pilots and planes in time
All you eagle-eyed readers
of emergency.
who found an error in the "Aero"Normally we get our disaster
Astro Answers" cartoon in the
relief assignments from the U.S.
February issue, take heed.
Army, but in the Appalaclfian
No, you didn't either!
floods, the Red Cross called us
The cartoon features a Rusdirect.
sian plane which is identified as
Hours Saved
a "Mig-23" with the code name
"In those first few days, we
transported Red Cross personnel
Several readers have written
and equipment and supplies to
us letters correcting the artistair strips in Virginia and Kenauthor Zack Mosley of "Smilin'
tucky. We were shaving five to
Jack" fame who supplies us with

JOINT EFFORT--Ist Lt. Carrie L. Ledford, left, of CAP's Tennessee Wing staff, works with
William Walling Jr., Red Cross disaster communications specialist, in four-state Appalachian flood relief operation. They are inside the T~4Vingt~eOmmunications van,
using a CAP radio to communicate with other CAP units.
showed our staff workers and
volunteers every courtesy and
tried to make these short trips
under difficult, wind-blown conditions as enjoyable as possible.
I know, because I was up in the
planes, too!"

Electrical Engineer
Maj. Sparks, when not piloting
his sleek Cessna 182, can be
found at the Union Carbide Plant
in Oak Ridge, Tenn., where he is
an electrical engineer. Previously he had worked for the NASA

Answer Correct, Zack Says
the cartoon. "Foxbat" is the
code name for a "Mig-25," they
Zack says that when he drew
the cartoon in 1972, the terminology he used was correct.
His answer to two CAP cadets
who wrote goes like this:
'"Thanks for your interest m
'Smilin' Jack.' Look in 'Jane's
All the World's Aircraft,' 1971
and 1972 edition, on pages 445




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and 446-Foxbat was Mig-23 then
when I drew it in 1972. Sometime
since, the Reds or. somebody
changed Foxbat to Mig-25."
Mosley is a colonel in Civil Air
Patrol and has been a member
since it was organized in 1941.
He flew on Coastal Patrol in
World War II and drew the comic strip feature "Smilin' Jack'~
for 40 years until it was retired
in 1973.

space program at Cape
Canaveral, Fla.
When the Appalachian relief
operation is completed and the
Red Cross staff workers return
to their homes, the life style in
Appalachia will return to normal.
But for Maj. Dennis Sparks
and the Tennessee Wing of Civil
Air Patrol, it will be business as
usual -- performing air reconnaissance and search and rescue
missions for lost aircraft and
their occupants, and following
through on other life-saving
errands of mercy.
Hopefully the 80,000 victims of
the Appalachian floods will take
a minute some day soon to say a
brief prayer of thanks for the
yeoman flying services performed by the Civil Air Patrol during
April 1977.




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JUNE 1977



Executive Director's Comments

Fiscal Integrity in Civil Air Patrol
By Carl S. Miller
Brigadier General, USAF
Executive Director

What does fiscal integrity
mean to Civil Air Patrol? To
some members it simply
means that the accounting
records are being maintained
properly. To others it means
getting the most return for
each dollar spent. Fiscal integrity really
includes both of
these ideas as
the financial
soundness of
Civil Air Patrol
depends not
only on the accuracy of its
records but also on receiving
the most return for each dollar
The responsibility for proper
record keeping belongs to the
members of the finance committee. The committee must
insure that all income is
properly recorded and that disbursements are approved and
proper for payment. They must
keep the unit commander
(when he is not a member of
the committee) apprised of the
fund availability as well as

current and long term
They also develop a budget to
measure the inflow and outflow
of funds against unit needs and
give direction to the unit's
operation. The commander
must not only rely on the advice of his finance committee
but must also use the budget,
and approve only those expenditures which support the mission.
The second aspect of fiscal
integrity involves insuring the
maximum return for each CAP
dollar.' When we say CAP
dollars we mean your dollars,
for your dues and contributions
are the funds that keep Civil
Air Patrol in business. For
many units the dues are the
major source of income. The
importance of the membership
dues is shown by the fact that
your dues and contributions
accounted for 87 per cent of the
National Headquarters' income during FY-76.
We must insure that, at all
levels of CAP, the dollars we
spend are necessary and that
we spend them only for that
which will give us the greatest
return. The proper expenditure

of funds is everyone's responsibility.
In many units the greatest
area of expense is in aircraft
operation and maintenance.
Here the operations officer and
maintenance officer must insure that aircraft are being
properly maintained and that
the proper charges are made
per flying hour. If sufficient
funds are not generated to
maintain the planes and allow
funds for their replacement,
CAP will be left with aircraft
hulks and no funds to replace
them. Additionally, controls
must be established to insure
that all funds owed for use of
CAP aircraft are collected
properly. Failure to collect
amounts due reduces the unit's
funds, increases your personal
costs, and hampers mission
Vehicles are another prime
area for conservation. Too
many units have vehicles for
which there is no requirement.
The money spent to repair and
maintain vehicles may be
better spent in other areas. In
addition to the normal
maintenance and operating
costs, each unit must pay vehi-

cle insurance whether the vehicle is running or not. If your
unit cannot effectively utilize a
vehicle, then dispose of it.
The above are only two examples of possible savings. In
each of our own specific areas
we can find ways to conserve
the limited funds. Perhaps the
best method of saving is to "do
it the right way from the first
Many dollars are wasted on
such seemingly minor things as
improper completion of forms.
The large number of
membership applications,
Bookstore orders~ forms requisitions, etc., returned by
National due to improper completion wastes not only
National Headquarters time
and funds but also those of the
Although no dollar figure can
be placed on the wasted
manhours the result may be ....
fewer dollars in dues as inefficient organizations do not retain memberships.
Let us insure that fiscal integrity plays an essential role
in the operation of our units
and that we do it the right way
the first time.

Gov. Grasso Presents CAP Award
HARTFORD, Co.nn.--Connecticut Gov. Ella Grasso
presented Civil Air Patrol's Gill
Robb Wilson Award recently to

Lt. Col. Howard E. Palmer of
the Connecticut Wing staff and
the Bristol Comp. Sq.
A ,number of Civil Air Patrol

N a t i o n a l C o m m a n d e r . . . . . . B r i g . G e n . T h o m a s C . C a s a d a y, C A P
. B r i g . G e n . C a r l S . M i l l e r, U S A F
E x e c u t i v e D i r e c t o r ~ ~
Director of Information
~_~ Lt. Col. Herbert A. Babb, USAF
Editor o~
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Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of thb U.S. Air Force or any of
Its departments, nor of the Civil Air Patrol Corporation.
Editorial copy should be seat to: HQ. CAP-USAF~,OIIN, Editor, Ciyil Air Patrol News, Maxwell
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JUNE 1977

officials from the Connecticut
Wing attended the ceremonies
here in the governor's office.
To earn the award, Col. Palmer completed several years of academic study, attended and was
graduated from the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, Ala., completed the
two-year Squadron Officer
School cour.~e from Air University and served in a number of
command and staff positions in
He is graduate of the University of Connecticut and is a
veteran of Navy service in World
Wa r I I . H e j o i n e d C i v i l A i r
Patrol in 1966 and has completed
numerous special courses and
training in CAP. His CAP service includes a number of
squadron and wing positions.
-His is also a Civil Air Patrol
family. His wife, Patricia, and a
son, John, are first lieutenants.
Another son, James, is a cadet
lieutenant colonel and cadet
commander of the Bristol Comp.


GEORGIA AWARD--Col. Leroy S. Riley, right, Georgia
Wing commander, receives the Distinguished Service Award
from Col. Oscar K. Jolley, Commander of the Southeast
Region. The award was voted by the National Executive
Committee at its recent meeting and is based on the Georgia
Wing's being No. I in the 1976 WEEP standings. The presentation took place at the Georgia Wing conference, held


JUNE 1977



' Wa l k i n g I n A Wi n t e r I Vo n , , l e r l a n d '

While the East and Midwest suffered through one of the worst
winters in United States history, the Pennsylvania Wing Rangers
took it in stride.
More than 175 members attended the National Emergency
Assistance School at Hawk Mountain and West Freedom, Penn.,
this past February. The schools provide members with skills and
...... training necessary forsearch and rescue missions;~
Survival problems included locating "victims," navigation
over and through rugged territory, and protection against the
The experienced gained at these schools will be put to use in
July when CAP members gather again for the Summer Survival
School at Hawk Mountain Training Area.



Photos by 1st Lt. Raymond R. Kaminski


CAP Bulletin (



JUNE 1977



i. CAP RADIO SPOTS. There are 14 radio spots on the new tape of CAP radio spot
anno~re is a five-second time interval (38 inches) between the
spots on the tape. Some radio stations prefer to receive only one public service announcement on tape from an organization to splice into their automated
tape system for commercials, public service announcements, etc. If this is what
your station prefers, it is an easy enough job to cut out the CAP spot you wish
played from the tape of 14 CAP spots. Put the spot on a small reel and give it
to the station. Periodically change the CAP spot. REMEMBER, the cooperation by
the radio stations to schedule Civil Air Patrol spot announcements in their
public service time can only be achieved by personal contact. The first of the
new CAP television spot announcements (30-second) is expected to be ready the
end of June. Include the call letters of the television station(s) you are
going to cover in your request.
AT T E N T I O N : T h e r e a r e s t i l l p r i n t s o f a 2 0 - s e c o n d C A P t e l e v i s i o n fl l m s p o t p r o duced over a year ago. This is an excellent spot featuring CAP members from

2 . Z A C K M O S L E Y ' S B O O K i " B R AV E C O WA R D Z A C K ~ " i s a t r e a s u r e o f e a r l y a v i a t i o n
folklore as well as an excellent chronidle of the formation and early days of
C i v i l A i r P a t r o l . A r t i s t - a u t h o r M o s l e y i s a c o l o n e l i . C A P, a c h a r t e r m e m b e r ,
and one of its founders. He earned the Air Medal for flying Coastal Patrol
during World War II. The book provides a stream of warm, personal, humaninterest anecdotes and an insight into the growth of our country and of aviation.
world renowned aviation adventure comic strip, "Smilin' Jack," which ran for 40
years and was retired in 1973. All information officers should have a copy for
reference in the squadron. The book would also make a fine addition to the
l i b r a r y o f a n y m e m b e r, s e n i o r o r c a d e t . A t p r e s e n t , t h e C A P B o o k s t o r e h a s
copies on sale at a special reduced price for CAP members. Write for a copy
t o d a y. ( S e e a r t i c l e a n d c o u p o n e l s e w h e r e i n t h i s i s s u e o f C i v i l A i r P a t r o l



3. ALL SUMMER ENCAMPMENT COMMANDERS AND UNIT INFORMATION OFFICERS are reminded that the latest revision to CAP Manual 50-16 requires the encampment IO
to make news releases through the base information officer when the encampment
is held at a USAF base or other military installation. Unit 10s should fill in
the appropriate blanks in the news release shown in figure 14-10 of CAP Manual
50-16 and have it retyped. Sample encampment news releases were also dlstri-

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News Service. The completed release should be hand-carried to the base newspaper editor in sufficient time (at least three weeks) to permit the editor to
plan enough space to publish the story before the encampment. The personal
contact with the editor is the key to getting the release printed. This is
also an ideal time to discuss the possibility of a follow-up release or photos
f o r s u b s e q u e n t i s s u e s o f t h e h o s t b a s e n e w s p a p e r. T h e r e l e a s e o ff e r s t h e r a w
m a t e r i a l s f o r a n i n t e r e s t i n g a n d i n f o r m a t i v e s t o r y. W i t h s o m e e f f o r t a n d
imagination, unit lOs can help the base population become aware of what Civil
Air Patrol is and what the cadets will be doing on the base durlng the encamp-

make 80/87 avgas available
P r e v i o u s l y, o n l y E x x o n d e e
access to the low-octane f
company has announced that
Louisiana, refineries will
ity will continue productl
decision to greatly expand
fouling, rough engines, an
in aircraft engines design
available nationwide withil
will be comparable to that
Industry speculates that s~
'ii~!~ also expand production of
of attempting to certify tl
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and "housekeeping" tasks al
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During the last five workd~
processed because the comp~
membership listings, prepa2
of this, normal membership
normally between the 21st ......~.
received during thls time
' ! i ! i i i stand that a second renewal
ship dues may have already
iiiili should simply be ignored.
card is not received, the
if his/her check has been c
this is a good indication i
immediately even if members
check should be remitted.
member should get the date
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Air Patrol.

tone is not authorized), a
computer equipped repeatez
find useful information in



deserving nominees for the
to national recognition, th,
the 1977 National Board Mee
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4 . E LT S E A R C H . A m o n t h l y f e a t u r e , e n t i t l e d " T h e H a p p y F l y e r s , " i s p u b l i s h e d
i n W o r l d R a d i o N e w s . T h e a u t h o r i s H a r t P o s t l e w a i t e , W B 6 C Q W, 1 8 11 H i l l m a n A v e . ,
Belmont CA 94002. Over a period of several months, this column has contained
c o n s i d e r a b l e i n f o r m a t i o n r e g a r d i n g E LT s e a r c h e q u i p m e n t , d i r e c t i o n fi n d i n g
techniques, used commercial receivers being made available by a nationwide airc r a f t r a d i o c o m p a n y, m e t h o d s o f a c t u a t i n g r e p e a t e r s t o t r a n s m i t a n a l e r t t o n e
w h e n e v e r a n E LT s i g n a l i s r e c e i v e d ( r e t r a n s m l t t i n g t h e E LT w a l v e r i n g o r s w e p t
The Civil Air Patrol BULLETIN is published monthly. It contains official announcements, interim changes to
CAP publications, and other items of interest to all CAP members.

two styles of overblouses.
to be worn With the skirt,
pantsuit combination. Newer
versions (with and without (

:':':!iiiii 9 . N O T I C E . T h e t e l e p h o n e r
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a. CI, CAPM 20-i, "Orga
been published.


b. CAPM 39-2, "Civil At
CAPM 39-2, July 1975.



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=eoftare~cmonitorseto.ntransmit ydata into i!i CAP Bu!let,. Cont
u t o m a i c p r o e s s i n g o f b a r i g s . Yo u m a
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CK. Exxon Corporation announced that it will
its approximately 600 dealers across the US.
t h e R o c k y M o u n t a i n a n d W e s t C o a s t a r e a s h a d . . iiii. .
~ u g h i t s B i l l i n g s , M o n t a n a , r e fi n e r y. T h e
t i o n i n i t s B a y t o w n , Te x a s , a n d B a t o n R o u g e ,
=ched from 100LL to 80/87. The Montana facil30LL and 80/87. Company executives said the
:ion of 80/87 was prompted by reports of plug
ll power loss resulting from the use of IOOLL
]0 octane. Exxon expects the fuel to be
:eks to six months, and the anticipated price
.L--in some cases a few cents per gallon less.
.~ Exxon decision, Mobil Oil Corporation will
te avgas, but the company is in the process
Ld, and a decision has not yet been made.
thly,'" UMI, 306 Dartmouth Street, Boston MA 02116.

( D i s t r i b u t e d t o c h a p l a i n s o n l y. )
c . C A P P 2 6 5 - 11 , " C h a p l a i n ' s H a n d b o o k , " i A p r i l 1 9 7 7 , h a s b e e n p u b l i s h e d . D
d. CAPF 9 "Release," April 1977, has been published.
I I . R E S C I N D E D P U B L I C A T I O N . C A P P 1 5 0 - 2 , " S e n i o r M e m b e r C A P O r i e n t a t i o n , L e vl A p
I Study Guide," May 1975, has been rescinded.

Director of Administration


ny large volume computer operation, you will
hen normal business comes to a standstill
rmed. Civil Air Patrol is no exception.
new member applications or renewals are
tied up with numerous month-end reports,
ewal cards for the next month, etc. Because
ing is cut off before the end of the month--



until the next month. Members should underer is often mailed out even though membermitted.
In such cases, the second reminder
, if after a reasonable time a membership
hould then check with his/her bank to see
National Headquarters. If it has not,
)st in the mail since dues are deposited
messing is delayed. In this case, another
zheck has been returned to the bank, the
:k was cashed by National and immediately
so that a duplicate card can be issued.


le members are reminded that there are now
ndard version (shorter, waist length) is
new longer version is to be worn with the
s of both blouses have epaulets. Both
) are authorized.
ublished in the Bulletin Board section of
ol News for Miss Nabors is incorrect.
to 5391.

S :

n of Civil Air Patrol," 21 March 1977, has

I Membership," 1 March 1977, supersedes














A recent issue of PIREP, published by the Nebraska Board of Aeronautics,
had an interesting article on carbon monoxide.
The story goes that an airline pilot was flying his private
plane to an airport near his home. The aircraft appeared
o v e r t h e fi e l d a n d w a n d e r e d o ff t o t h e n o r t h . T h i s h a p p e n e d
three times in a forty-minute period. The pilot was talking
to tower but was very confused. Finally he put it on the
r u n w a y, g e a r u p . T h e c r a s h c r e w g o t h i m o u t u n i n j u r e d , b u t
thought he was rather drunk, so they sent him to the hospital
for blood alcohol tests. The subsequent investigation rev e a l e d t h a t h i s e x h a u s t s y s t e m w a s l e a k i n g a n d h e w a s s u ff e r ing from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. The best guess is
that the landing was made on instinct alone.


mmanders are reminded to submit names of
, i o r M e m b e r o f t h e Ye a r A w a r d . I n a d d i t i o n
.ent will receive a complimentary room at
Atlanta and will also receive priority for
~is is an outstanding opportunity for com;enior members at the grass-roots level.
are outlined in CAPR 39-3, paragraph 20-b.






Any exhaust leak can cause problems, butthe aircraft,s cabin heat system
is often the source of CO. The source of heat is usually a metal muff that
allows ambient air to be circulated around part of the hot exhaust system and
then routed into the cabin. A crack in this portion of the exhaust piping is
difficult to detect and will allow carbon monoxide to enter the cabin.
How can we defend ourselves from this hazard? The exhat~st system is
checked during annual and lO0-hour inspections. Between these inspections,
the aircraft owner or pilot should include a check of the visible portions
of the exhausz system during preflight inspections. Many modern light aircraft do not have large access doors in the cowling. If this is the case with
your aircraft, at least take a look at the exhaust system when the cowling is
removed for spark plug cleaning or other maintenance. Many pilots recomnend
opening one of the outside air vents anytime the heater is used. The efficiency of the heater will be reduced somewhat, but the CO level will also be
diluted. Carbon monoxide detectors are available from many fixed base operators and aviation supply con~anies. These are inexpensive (around one dollar)
and consist of a small plaque with a piece of material that changes color when
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JUNE 1977



Mitchell Aw a r d s - A p r i l 1 9 7 7
Sam G. Carbaugh ...........03094
Sharon K. Cordes ............ 04184
Michael P. O'Donnell ...... 04193
Kent J. Krizman ............. 04220
Mark A, Hansen ............. 04240
ames G. Welliver ..........04282
erry L. Brown .............. 04282
Stephen M. Berg .............04319
Shawn P. Malone ............ 05030
Thomas E. Schmid ..........65030
Calvin S. Miles ............... 65041
Lan E. Brooks ................ 65145
John F. Murva ............... 06022
Timothy L. Parnell ......... 08122
Amavry Murgado ........... 08160
Bruce E. Hardy .............. 05303
Michael E. Warliek .........09033
Michael S. Minshall ......... 0073
Tom S, Lozier ................ 12194
J. D. Wismann ............... 12194
Michael L. Carrier .......... 16007
Michael R. Foster ........... 17035
Joseph W. Murphy ..........17035
Steven R. Carignan .........19012
Jeffrey E. Brown ............ 19059
Donald D. Cantrell .......... 20038
Bradley P. Curnell ..........20059
Robert J. Tabb ............... 20068
Greg P. Schmitz .............20072
James D. Barrow ........... 20235
Todd J. Snively ..............20240
S. J. Vanaledright ........... 20247
Jodie L. Severns ............. 1048
Todd D. Knutson .............
Victor R. Stephenson..,.... 22051
Mark E. Beard ............... 25012
Claudio J. Solorzaoo ........ 25054
Richard D. Anstine ......... 5054
James P. Maskaly ..........27052
Robert E. Fuchs ............. 29004
Patrick J. Odwyer .......... 29067
Michael J. Burke ............29067
Peter H. Nittmann .......... 29089


TELLING THE STORY--Members of the Cincinnati Comp. Sq. 101 (Ohio Wing) told the CAP
story very effectively recently with this outstanding display which was set up in a suburban
Cincinnati shopping center. The display effectively combined sight and sound and here two
cadets watch a film presentation on the monitor screen. Thedisplay and the word-of-mouth
advertising which the squadron used have had their effect. The cadet roster has doubled in
three months time. The secondary effects, a greater awareness of Civil Air Patrol, are expected to set in later.

Seniors, Cadets Participate
In Civil Defense Exercise
YAPHANK: N.Y.-- Cadet and
senior members of Suffolk County Group (New York Wing) participated recently in a civil
defense shelter exercise here at
the Emergency Operating
Center for Suffolk County on
Long Island.
The exercise began on a Friday when the participants
entered the shelter and were
locked in for the weekend.
During the time spent in the
shelter, the CAP members went
through classes to familiarize

them with how the shelter would
operate in an actual emergency
situation, whether a nuclear or
natural disaster. These classes
included CAP's role in any civil
defense emergency situation.
All Suffolk Group members
were assigned tasks in areas
such as communications,
radiology, security, and food distribution. The job of food distribution was a popular one,
since all food brought into the
shelter was put into a common
pool and distributed equally as

needed. This is the way it would
be done in a real emergency
situation. Everyone ate at a certain time and Place.
The instructions in the exercise w.ere given by Maj. John
Marek, Suffolk Group
Emergency Services team
leader, and Capt. Wes Hannah.
Second Lt. Andrew Balistreri,
Suffolk Group Civil Defense
coordinator, collaborated with
Norman Kelly, Suffolk County
Civil Defense director, in
arranging the exercise.

Frederick E. Lithgow ...... 29092 Carlos Medina ............... 52017
Frank A. Wagner ............ 29092 Juan Santiago ................ 52017
Robert J. Eisner ............. 31039 Angel L. Ortiz ................ 52017
Scan P. Cassidy .............. 1073 Yolanda Ramos .............. 52017
David L. Hazel ............... 31076 Eric France .................. 2017
Michael Santos ............... 1131 Esperanza Santiago ........ 2017
Diane V. Hogan ............... 1135 Olga I. Rodrignez ............52017
Susan M. Lyons ..............
31311 Jose O. Gomez ...............52017
John P. Clancy ............... 31355 Anthony Ortiz ................ 52017
Richard T. Nielens Jr ...... 31359 Torres W. Diaz ............... 52017
Warren K. Ends ............. 320e2 Wanda Vargas ............... 52017
David B. Cavanaugh ........ 3208~ Hector L. Reyes .............52017
Jim Fahlsing ................. 33048 Vivlan J. Turres ............. 52017
Glenn V. Johnson ............ 34037 Mildred J. Zayas ............ 52017
Attila Szerencsy .............34153 Diliana Martinez ............ 52017
Charles L. Dickson II ....... 34167 Sonia Rivera .................. 52017
Patrick A. Beaman .........36034 Migdalia Rolon .............. 52064
Gregory J. Land ............. 36034 Ruth L. Casillas .............52097
Gregory A. Edmiston ......36055 Maria M. Perez .............. 52097
Laurie A. Jones ..............37193 Hilda S. Pedraza ............ 52097
Robert N. Reges .............
37222 Magda E. Figneroa .........52097
Constance J. Snavely ....... 37265 Jaequeline M. Randler..... 52097
James E. Rich III ........... 38016 Selma Santos ................. 52110
Cheryl A. Deines ............ 38025 Edgardo Cales ...............52110'
Eugene C. Franklin ......... 41036 Yolanda Franceschi ........ 52110
Edward J. Jablonski ........42190 Eric Gonzalez ................ 52110
Tommy D. Beaty II .........42196 John Morales ................. 52110
David S. Bates ...............42355 Milagros Nieves ............. 52110
Bryon N. Olmstead ......... 42357 Madeline A. Roman ........52110
Robert E. Collins ............45095 Johnny Quinones ............ 52110
Bryan K. Barr ................ 45117 Maria E. Garriga ........... 52110
Tracy L. Siaffieri ........... 45117 Mayra Arce ................... 52110
William B. Warden .........47013 Domingo Ginsti .............. 52110
Joseph M. Hito ...............47020 Awilda Morales .............. 52110
Paul R. Rertol ............... 48057 Luis R. Rodrignez ...........52110
Jack D. Conright ............50011 Nilda santiago ............... 52110
Bill K. Allan .................. 50017 Francisco Rodrignez ....... 2110
Robert D. Clyde ............. 50017 Idamis M. Lebron ........... 52111
Thomas P, Turner .......... 51028 Carmen M. Clemento ...... 52111
Kevla A. Rapoza ............. 51030 Edwin Albino ................. 52111
Melvin J. Hirtzel ............ 51048 Edward Lorenzo .............52111
Gostavo L. sarrano ......... 52017 Luz M. Rivera ................ 52111
Alba I. Rivera ................ 52017

Earhart Aw a r d s - A p r i l 1 9 7 7
Suellen Daniell ...............02050
Arthur B. Higven ............02088
Robert B. Smith .............04007
Mark R. Justice ............. 04193
Leonard G. Heavner ........04220
William H. Adam HI .......04224
Lawrence D. Toigo .........04285
John P. McGinty Jr ......... 7004
Harald O. Olsen ..............08049
Robert L. Atwell ............ 0~93
Richard R. Olson ............ 1075
Mark J. McKirchy .......... 11184
David E. nnak ............... 11189
Gary C. Phillips ............. 14112
Kenneth S. Bitsky ...........

Kathy A. Douin .............. 17036
Robert C. Ebaugh ...........18039
Robert C. Durham .......... 20107
Douglas W. Stout ............ 20281
James K. Hubanks ..........20262
Marlin E. Okonski ..........20266
Beverly J. Dark ............. 23070
William W. Boucher ........ 4012
R. J. Williams.; .............. 29002
William M. Olah ............. 34004
Richard L. Jennelle .........34032
Kurt A. Campbell ...........340.W
Gregory M. Link ............. 34037
Tamra D. Strickland .......39014
Donald J. Bryce ........ :.... 40052

William C. Botts ............ 41008
R.E. Friedenberg .......... 45025
Robert H. Nichols ........... 45062
Dean M. Kohler .............. 46039
Donald J. Haffner ........... 48112
Mark J. Heilaia .............50011
Kurtis T. Mabe ............... 51031
Ela Martinez ................. 52002
Luis A. Soto ................... 52064
Oswaldo L. Diaz ............. 52064
Antonio L. Gonzalaz ........52064
Edwin Pahan ................. 52077
Iglesias E. Corder ........... 52119
Jesus Leon ................ .... 52129

New York Group
Has Awards Ball
PAT C H O G U E , N . Y. - - T h e
Suffolk County Group (New
York Wing) held its first annual
Military Awards Ball here
recently at the Knights of
Columbus hall. Among
dignitaries on hand to help
celebrate the event were John V.
N. Klein, Suffolk County executive who presented a number
of awards, and Peter Dounian,
town councilman of Smithtown,

SHELTER EXERCISE--Cadets John Herz and Ronald DeLalio, left photo, work on their
classwork. Cadet Donald Prince, right photo, operates communications gear during his tour
of duty.

The awards presentations included the "Squadron Comm a n d e r o f t h e Ye a r " a n d
"Senior Member of the Year,"
both awarded to Col. J. P.
Ollivier. Cadet Tom Lennon was
named "Cadet of the Year."

Members Attend CD Organizational Meeting
ST. LOUIS, Mo,--Several
members of the St. Joseph
Comp. Sq. attended a recent Ci~
Defense radio communications
organizational meeting here.
Conducting the session for interested private citizens were
Bill Atkins, St. Joseph/Buchanan County Civil Defense coordinator, and CAP Capt. Bruce
E. Hollandsworth, emergency
service officer for the CAP
unit who is also deputy coordinator for the Civil Defense group.
"The goal is to have a Civil
Defense communications team
to assist the police and sheriff's
departments," Atkins said.
"Made up of volunteers, the
group would provide hack-up

communications in the event of
tornadoes, floods and even in
searches for lost children, for instance."
Capt. Hollandsworth talked'
about the need for such a communications back-up plan, and

presented a general outline of
the communications setup and
emergency services plan. Cornmunicationsandemergencyservice manuals which he prepared
were distributed to those present
who expressed interest in joining

the Civil Defense effort.
Qualified members of the Civil Air Patrol squadron will assist
with the training of those
wishing to work in Civil Defense.
Other CAP members will take
the same training.

Ground Team Adopts New System
111th Air Rescue and Recovery
Sq. here has applied a new
system to increase the efficiency
of the squadron's ground team.
A " B l i t z Te a m " s y s t e m ,
developed by Cadet Laurie
McClure, the team's ground
team commander, is expected to
do the trick.
The "Blitz Team" is a squad"

which can be reached and reliable rescue unit which can
serve as a blitz team. One of the
alerted at a moment's notice.
two squads is on constant alert.
The squad members' locations
The squads alternate the alert
will be known or available to the
status weekly. The squad leaders
ground team commander at all
are Cadets James Concepcion
times. The team will ideally be
able to respond within 40
and Scott Williams. Each consists of a team leader, an ELT
minutes after the initial alert.
tracker, a navigator, a radio
The 111th Squadron's ground
team is made up of two separate operator, a first aid specialist,
squads, each a fully capable and and four stretcher bearers.

2nd LT. H. H. PATE

Lt. Pate To Head
Fraternal Group
Lt. Herbert H. "Herb" Pate, information officer for the Cape
Fear Comp. Sq. here, has been
elected president of the 81,000member North Carolina
Jurisdiction of the Woodmen of
the World.
Lt. Pate was elected at the
close of the fraternal benefit
society's 32nd Bienniel Session
in April in A~heville, N.C.
An Air Force veteran, Lt. Pate
joined Civil Air Patrol in May
1976 and accepted the duties of
squadron information officer.
He received his commission in
September 1976.
He is also a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, Shriner, and a
candidate for ministry in the
United Methodist Church.

JUNE 1977



B r i e fi n g F o lder s A i d to A i r Crews
By Maj. Robert Mattson
Last month I promised you
that I would share some of the
many ideas that have crossed
my desk. This idea comes from
Capt. Gary Wilson, operations
officer for Group 80 in Reading,
Penn. (197 Evergreen Rd. No.
3B, Edison, N.J. 08817).
Gary and his unit have put
together an excellent aircrew
briefing folder which goes
beyond the minimum required in
CAPM 50-15, Paragraph 3-3a.
Prior proper planning helps pre-. .
vent poor performance and it is
obvious that Gary feels that this
is true. He has taken great pains
to include all the information an
aircrew needs to do its job effectively, and has arranged it in a
usable manner. I am sure that
other units have similar and
maybe even better briefing
folders. If you have any ideas on
this or any other topic, please
send them to:
AFB, Ala. 36112.
I. Group 80's aircrew briefing
folder is a heaVy manila folder
with the following information
on the cover:

G. Attachment 8 from CAPM
H. Attachment 9 from CAPM
sectional map -- size 8-1/2 x 11.' 50-15.
This map covers about 20 cells
I. Attachment 13 from CAPM
which should be adequate for
III. On the right-hand side of
most squadrons. This map is
the folder are the following
NOT for navigational purposes
but strictly for orientation, grid
A. The 1976 CAP Form 104 -cell numbers and a place to note
in duplicate with carbon in
where other aircraft are
place. After completion of the
front side of the 104, the crew
B. An airport taxi chart -- 8leaves a copy with the aircraft
1/2 x 11. CAP parking areas and
dispatcher. The crew can compertinent radio frequencies
plete the back side prior to
should be highlighted.
C. A copy of the mission pilot's
B. A few sheets of note paper
duties and check list from at-- used as needed.
tachment 2, CAPM 50-15. This
C. Heavy cardboard taped or
was Xeroxed all on_one page.
glued to the right side of the
D. A copy of the mission
folder. This backing is needed to
observer's duties and checklist
provide a reasonable writing
as above.
E. Attachment 5~from CAPM
The advantages of having all
F. Attachment 4 from CAPM
the essential information readily
available to flight crews cannot

A. General Instructions for
1. All aircrew members should
review all applicable information contained in this folder
before flight.
2. Fly safely and in accordance
w i t h a l l FA R s a n d C A P
3. Fly the mission as briefed
and planned.
4, Record in writing all unusual sightings as they occur.
5. Notify base if you will arrive
after your scheduled ETA.
6. Report directly to the
debriefing officer upon return.
7. Return this folder to the
debriefing officer after your
debriefing is completed.
B. An index of the material
which is fastened on either side of
the inside of the folder.
C. Instructions to return the
folder to: Unit's Address.
II. On the left side of the opened folder are attached (using a
metal paper fastener through
two holes punched at the top of
each page) the following items:
A. Xerox copy of a gridded

Airplane Giveaway Set
In Campaign 'Takeoff'

FOP Donation To Aid
Cadets Learning to Fly
M I D W E S T C I T Y, O k l a . - Oklahoma Civil Air Patrol
cadets will have an opportunity now to earn their pilot
licenses through the generosity
of the Fraternal Order of Police
(FOP) and Civil Air Patrol
Col. Sam Pierce, Oklahoma
Wing commander, announced
that a special pilot training fUnd
had been created to help cadets
pay for thdir flight training. The
fund was made possible through
a $500 contribution to the
organization by' the Fraternal
Order of Police and a matching
$500 contribution provided by
wing headquarters. A check for
$500 was presented to Col. Pierce

Firm Donates
Safety Hats
To CAP Unit

by Jim Parsons, president of the
Civil Air Patrol maintains a
fleet Of eight aircraft in
Oklahoma. These are used
primarily for pilot training and
for search and rescue
operations. "The organization
gives the cadets an opportunity
to learn about aviation and at the
same time provides valuable
assistance during emergency
situations," Col. Pierce said.
When the cadets complete
their training, they will receive
their pilot wings during an FOP
meeting. "We are fortunate to
have support of the policemen,"
Col. Pierce noted. "We need this
type of support to enable Civil
Air Patrol to grow and to be able
to help in times of emergency."

Wing: ~¢om~der, made the

you just earned yourself a brandnew pilot license? Are you taking lessons now, with the expectation of being licensed in the
next year or so? Would you like
to "have an airplane worth up to
$50,000 of your very own?
If so, you stand a chance to win
one of six brand-new airplanes in
-an ~~es design- :~wilt be
ed to double the number of
private pilots in the next three
The campaign, called
"Takeoff," is an industry-wide
effort to increase the number of
private pilots in the United
States and Canada by an additional 300,000 by 1980.
"Takeoff," General Aviation
Manufacturers Association
(GAMA) officials stated that the
program was sparked by the emminent need for enough new
pilots, the lifeblood of the growing aviation industry, to carry on
the vital services of air transportation in the years ahead.

Eligibility in the "Takeoff"
sweepstakes requires the completion of private pilot training and
receipt of the Federal Aviation
Administration private certificate between Jan. I, 19771, and
Dec. 31, 1979. No purchase is
necessary (void where
prohibited by law).
Every-six months, a winner
selected at random byD.
L. Blair, Inc., the contest administrator. The winning pilots
will be given their choice of any
aircraft produced by a GAMA
member company, with a retail
value of up to $50,000. Other
prizes include a $3,000 flight
training simulator for the
winner's flight school.
Information about local participating flight schools can be
obtained by calling toll free in
the United States (except
Illinopis): 800 447-4700. In
Illinois, call: 800 322-4400. Flight
schools interested in participating are invited to contact
GAMA at Suite 1215, 1025
C o n n e c t i c u t A v e . , N . W. ,
Washington. D.C. 20036.

VFW To Sponsor
Two Scholarships
MATHER AFB, Calif.--Cordova Memorial Post 7145,
Veterans of Foreign Wars, in
Rancho Cordova, Calif.. has
agreed to sponsor two
scholarships for CAP's Mather
Cadet Sq. 14.

AI~RON, Ohio--The Safety Office of Babcock and Wilcox Corporation's Barberton Works
recently assisted local Civil Air
Patrol members in equipping
their Ranger Team.
Acting on a request from Capt.
Robert Seymour, commander of
Akron Flying Eagle Sq. 1502, the
corporation donated 15 new hard
hats to the team.
Capt. Seymour, himself an
employe of Babcock and Wilcox,
picked up the helmets and
delivered~-them to the Rangers.
We have been trying to gather
equipment for. some time,"
t~apt.with B and W's"and I felt
at, Seymour said, record of
community service, they might
be able to help."
The safety hard hats will be
used by members of the Ranger
team for protection when rapelling and performing other duties
in the field. They are valued at
about $150.

be overemphas~ized. We do not
fly enough missions to allow us
to commit all procedure to
memory. We need to 10ok at the
guidance that is available and
the briefing folder is an excellent place to put it. If more
units had a quality folder, they
would find that their aircrew
briefings would be more effective and that there would be less
Group 80 put together 100 of
these folders because they
realize that they may not have
the personnel available to
rebuild the folder after each sortie. The cadets helped put the
folders together and they are
used in other ways (grid maps,
prepare status board, etc.) to
help prepare for a mission. With
the preplannlng that has been
done in this unit, I know that
they are well on their way to being able to respond quickly and
professionally to any emergen,cy.

One $30 scholarship will buy
five hours of flying instructions
for a cadet and a second
scholarship of $35 will send a
cadet to a week's summer encampment at Vandenburg AFB.

VEHICLE DONATED--Chapter 1 of the Retired Enlisted Association of Colorado Springs,
Colo., recently donated this 1977 four-wheel drive vehicle to Civil Air Patrol's Colorado Wing.
The six-passenger vehicle will b~ put to good use in search and rescue, and other emergency
service activities. The number on the door is the Charter Number of the Pikes Peak Senior
Sq. It was through the efforts of members of this unit that the donation was made to CAP.
That's Pikes Peak in the background.

VFW Post 7145 supports
several local functions, such as
the Mather AFB Hospital, the
CAP squadron, the Chamber of
Commerce, the annual Christmas program, various youth activities and the Casa Cordova
Convalescent Home.
Post commander is Clarence
McGowan. The post collects
funds to help support these activities through the Buddy Poppy
sales each year.



Members of the squadron greeted them
. . Cadet Carroll T. Elliott a member of
with a presentation of colors and national
the Mill~r School Cadet Sq. (Virginia
Wing) will enter the Air Force upon
anthem ceremony. The Canadian cadets
observed a radio demonstration by the
First Lt. Paul Pinel is the new comgraduation to become an air traffic conmander of Pittsburg Cadet Sq. 602 (Penntroller. Cadet Elliott is currently working
cadets and then accepted challenges to a
sylvania Wing). Lt. Pinel is a former
on his Billy Mitchell Award which will
floor hockey match . . . Maj. Shirley
Marine with combat experience . . .
allow him to enter the Air Force as an airRosacker of the North Iowa Comp. Sq.
Recently three Orange County Sq. (New
(Iowa Wing) has been named Information
York Wing) members attended a safety
Cadets Harold Cohen, Terry Proctor Officer of the Year for the Iowa Wing...
workshop at the Academy of Aeronautics,
and Patrick Fitzgerald of the Northwest
Cadet Mark Scbuler has earned his
La Guardia Airport, N. Y. The course was
Comp. Sq. (Maryland Wing) have been
private pilot certificate from the Universponsored by the Academy Junior College
sity of North Dakota, Department of
selected to attend the International Air
.. Margaret Danelius, a senior member
Cadet Exchange this year. Cadets Cohen
Aviation. Schuler-is a freshman at the
in the Nassau Cadet Sq. 6 (New York
and Procter will visit Israel and Cadet university, majoring in Aviation AdWing), has become a member of the U.S.
Fitzgerald will visit Singapore . . . The
ministration. He is a member of the
Air Force ReserVe. She will be trained as
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Cadet Sq.
North Iowa Comp. Sq. (Iowa Wing).
a medical specialist.
(Maryland Wing) has won a Safety Award
Woonsocket Comp. Sq. (Rhode Island
for having an accident-free year.
Wing) now has an active chaplain for
The Carroll Comp. Sq. (Maryland
Seven cadets and one senior merffber ot
their squadron. He is the Rev. Marc LarWing) has been assisting the Maryland
the South Macomb Cadet Sq. (Michigan
.son, minister of the American Baptist
Forest Service with aerial patrol and
W!ng) recently attended the Medical SerChurch . . . Southmoreland Comp. Sq.
ground logistical support in the central
vice Orientation Program presented by
Pennsylvania Wing) members recently
Maryland area. A recent agreement,
the U.S. Army. The program included inattended a class in cardio-pulmonary
signed at wing headquarters provides for
structions in CPR, dressing wounds,
resuscitation. First Lt. Joan Mountain,
continued support and inter-agency trainapplying splints, lifesaving, Army
squadron medical officer, conducted the
medical care and transporting patients.
course. Those attending the class were:
Eight members of Anderson Comp. Sq.
Cadets participating were: Michael Ker1st Lt. Kenneth Titterington, Capt.
(South Carolina Wing) recently attended
Florence Martz, 1st Lt. Watson Lupher,
ving, Don Cantrell, Philip Kimhal, Mike
a two-day Middle East Region training
Huck, Kenneth Lemanski, Peter Dodge
Cadets Gary Pritchard, Timothy Fox,
activity at Shaw AFB, S. C. Those receivand Mark Oldham Second Lt. John
Megan Lupher and Warren Shaulis and
ing Certificates of Accomplishment at the
Rogers also participated.
Capt. Frank Carpenter.
end of the training program were: Lt.
Lately, cadets and senior members
Woonsocket Comp. Sq. {Rhode Island
Col. W. D. Prevost, Maj. James H.
from Milwaukee Comp. Sq. (Wisconsin
Wing) recently sent two seniors and nine
McConnell, 1st Lt. Lewis Riley, 2nd Lts.
Wing) have had the unique opportunity to
cadets to an encampmentl Encampment
Richard J. Willis, Howard C. Mitchell,
fly with an Air Force Refueling Squadron
activities included an Air National Guard
Larry T. McLees and Gary Bannister and
on their refueling missions. ~During the"
base tour, a cadet officer seminar, a
Senior Member Fred R. Sias . . .
actual refueling, everyone watches the
mini-olympics, and an awards ceremony.
Dallas A.Stephens of Sylva, N. C., was
refueling and takes pictures. On the way
Those attending were: Cadets Tris Barry,
elected recently as president of Mountain
home, they are allowed to lie in the boom
David Levitre, Mike Heffernan, Ray
Flying Associates at the organization's
pod and operate the boom, while the
Jallette, Kenneth Demers, Paul Cote,
annual meeting. Stepbens is commander
"Boomer" explains the whole operation.
Victoria Laidler, Christine Lebrun and of the Jackson Co. Comp. Sq. (North
This opportunity is made available
Laurie Bernard. Senior members
Carolina Wing) . . . Four Cadets from
through the 128th Air National Guard.
attending were Capt. Albert Rivard and
the Easton Comp. Sq. (Maryland Wing)
Cadet Robert Haddick of the Downers
1st Lt. Paul Morris.
were among 75 senior and cadet members
Grove Comp. Sq. (Illinois Wing) has
TAK Cadet Sq. (New York Wing)
participating in an R.O.T.C. Camp held
received his appoinment to West Point.
recently completed a weekend training
recently. Training included construction
He was appointed by Rep. John Erlenencampment. Twenty-five cadets and
of rope bridges, climbing and rapelling
born. He is currently the cadet aerospace
seniors participated in drill, calisthenics
from towers, a leadership reaction
education officer and has previously been
and first aid training Cadet Randy Anger
course and a briefing. Those attending
a flight commander in his s UClU~dron . . .
was the cadet encampment commander.
. Group 40 (Pennsylvania Wing) held a " were: Cadets Mary Sue Emory, JaneCadet Gregory Mulac, a member of
Maria Coundjeris, Keith Adams and
Cadet Leadership School recently. Capt.
Calumet Comp. Sq. (Illinois Wing), has
Andrew Pavelko was the school com- Doug Campbell . . .
recently accepted an appointment to the
mander. Cadet Lynn Sherlinski received a
U.S. Air Force Academy for the class of
plaque for the Outstanding Cadet of the
1981. Cadet Mulac is presently serving his
Leadership school.
squadron as cadet commander . . . A
Recently members of the Florida Wing
Oxford Sq. (Maine Wing) recently held were involved in a simulated disaster
multi-media first-aid course offered by
their second annual supper dance.
the American Red Cross has been comrelief exercise in cooperation with
pleted by members of the South Macomb
Honored guests were retired commander
Florida Civil Defense. A total of 14 airCol. Richard Davis and his wife
Cadet Sq. (Michigan Wing). Those comcraft and pilots along with nine observers
pleting the course were: Senior Member
were involved in the simulated mission..
James Cooper and Cadets Mark Oldham,
. Cadet David A. Hanson of the Gulfport
Michael Kerving, Gregory Williams,
Comp. Sq. (Mississippi Wing) has earned
Philip Klimbal,* Laura Huck, Judy
his private pilot license. He is currently
Lemanski and Frank Fazzalari.
attending the University of Southern
West Richmond Sq. (Virginia Wing)
Members of the Ozaukee Comp. Sq.
Mississippi . . . Cadet Beth Davidow of
cadet and senior members recently
(Wisconsin Wing) recently strengthened
the West Miami Cadet Sq. (Florida Wing)
toured facilities at Langley AFB, Va. The
their ties with the local VFW post when
recently played her flute for an Air Force
tour was provided by 1st Lt. Buck Lowers
they assisted in the post's annual
Assistance Fund Drive telethon. Other
and the Aerospace Defense Command
Fisheree. Cadets and seniors sold tickets,
members of the squadron also contributed
The members viewed the flightline
helped with radio communications and
crews, control tower, the ready room and
their time and energies to helping the
first aid. To show their appreciation the
fund reach its goal.
the flight operations center... Several
post presented the squadron with a check
members of the Howard Sq. (Maryland
for $100,
Wing) recently attended the Maryland
Cadet Gregg Heihle of Squadron 905
Wing search and rescue test. Members
(Ohio Wing) was chosen Most Outattending were: CharUe Dryden, Micheal
Cadet John L. Groszewski, a merffber ot
standing Cadet at the Michigan Wing
the Falcon Comp. Sq. (Missouri Wing),
Start, Bill Lindenmuth, Bill Block, Sam
Cadet Officer's Candidate School
O r a n d l e , D e n n i s D e C r a e n e , H e n r y has received a principle nomination for
recently. This is the second time Cadet
Wehland, John Kazyak, John O'Lexey,
appointment to the U.S. Air Force
Heihle has won top honors at an evaluaAcademy. He received the nomination
Wa l t e r M u r p h y, To m Ta g u e , A l a n
tion school. Cadet Heihle is a cadet offrom Rep. Leonor K. Sullivan,
Blumenthal, Michael Lay, Gary Irving,
fleer in Squadron 905.
Congressman from Missouri's 3rd
and Michael Block.
Congressional District. Cadet Groszewski
Maj. Thomas W. Justice Sr., of the Triis presently acting as cadet commander
City Comp. Sq. (Virginia Wing) has receiand information officer for his squadron.
Eight members of the Missoula Comp.
ved the Meritorious Service Award for out. . Four St. Joseph Comp Sq. cadets
Sq. (Montana Wing) recently assisted the
standing service as a communications of(Missouri Wing) have been awarded cerlocal Air Force recruiter during a concert
tificates for completion of a leadership
presented by the U. S. Air Force Band and
Cadet members of the Greensboro Sq.
training course in model rocketry. Those
the Singing Sergeants. The squadron
(North Carolina Wing) helped park cars
members assisted by passing out
at the Greater Greensboro Open Golf receiving the certificates were Cadets
Steven Rethemeyer, Robert Norton,
Tournament recently . . . Two cadets
brochures and programs and by ushering
David Cogdill and Richard Ripper.
from the Easton Comp. Sq. (Maryland
for the standing room only crowd... Five
Wing) Jane-Maria Coundjeris and Mary
A group of approximately 35 Royal
cadets from the Mile-Hi Cadet Sq.
Canadian Air Cadets from Winnipeg,
{Colorado Wing) who represent the color
Sue Emory, participated in a one-day
orientation program at the Air Force
Canada, visited the Grand Forks Comp.
guard presented the Veterans Retired OfSq. (North Dakota Wing) recently.
Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
ficers Association with the colors at their

Northeast Region

Great Lakes Region

Southeast Region

Middle East Region

North Central Region

Rocky Mtn. Region

JUNE 1977

annual banquet recently. Those cadets
participating were Cadets David B.
Rushing, Mark Flowers, Dennis Darrah,
Susan Schaef, Lanny Lister and Troy
The Canyon County Comp. Sq. (Idahu
Wing) recently held a special Parents and
Awards Program. Mark McLaughlin was
named as Cadet of the Month, Gregg
Feldtman was named as Cadet of the
Ye a r f o r 1 9 7 6 a n d D e r r o l H o c k e t t
Greenleaf was named as Senior Member
of the Year for 1976... The Mile-Hi Cadet°
Sq. (ColoradoWing) has received the 1976
Squadron of Distinction Plaque and a $150
check from the Colorado Wing commander at a recent ceremony at wing
Three cadets and two senior members
of the Missoula Comp. Sq. (Montana
Wing) recently traveled to Butte to attend
the Montana Wing Conference. While
there, the cadets won selection for upcoming summer special activities. Cadet
Bradley Allen will attend the Air Force
Logistics Command Orientation
Program, Cadet Rose Sipes the Medical
Services Orientation Program and Cadet
David Knudson the Pararescue Orientation Program
Two members of the North Valley
Comp. Sq. (Colorado Wing) have been
selected to,attend the Rocky Mountain
Region Cadet Officer Training School at
the U.S. Air Force Academy. They are
Cadet Gregg M. Beary and Cadet Kevin
Yackle . . . The AFA Falcon Cadet Sq.
(Wyoming Wing) held a Civil Defense
training exercise recently. Cadets received instruction in first aid, ground team
training, radio communications, and
radiological monitoring with tests following to insure understanding.
Two young scientists were recognized
recently by the Weber Minuteman Comp.
Sq. (Utah Wing). The squadron recognized two outstanding aerospace related exhibits at the Weber Regional High School
Science Fair. The awards consisted of a
letter of recognition and a plaque for each
individual . . . Cadet Timothy Yackle of
the North Valley Comp. Sq. (Colorado
Wing) recently .received a Navy ROTC
scholarship appointment to the University of Colorado. He plans to major in
electrical engineering and later to enter
pilot training in the Navy.

Squadron 129 {Ca|if~nia Wing)
members recently flew orientation flights
for the cadets of Squadron 107. Members
who participated included Capt. Gordon
McFarlane, 1st Lts. Ed Crippen and Bob
Peters, 2nd Lt. Vern Bryand and SM
Roger Sherwin . . . Senior Member
Shirley A. Albertson of Paine Field Comp.
Sq. (Washington Wing) has earned her
first flight solo . . . Douglas Cadet Sq.
(California Wing) members recently participated as honor guards in the 10th Annual City of Carson Parade . . . Cadets
Lance Terrill and Joe Gors of Squadron 36
(California Wing) recently visited the
FAA Oakland Air Traffic Control Center.
The visit was part of the squadron's
program of Aerospace Education.
Cadet Michael Hell and Samuel Smith
of Mendocino Comp. Sq.* (California
Wing) have passed their Technician Class
FCC exam as part of the squadron's communications program... Cadet Dan Connolly of Squadron 36 (California Wing)
has been named as one of the outstanding
newspaper carriers in the United States.
Cadet Connolly received a 12-day tour of
Spain and Portugal for his efforts . . .
Cadet Robert Lawson has been selected
to represent the Washington Wing in the
International Air Cadet Exchange. Cadet
Lawson will visit Malaysia . . . The
Oregon Wing is sponsoring a Class B encampment at Portland Air Base for
cadets through the state. While attending
the cadets will learn of military courtesy,
command and responsibilities, leadel'ship
and unit participation.


JUNE 1977


Daedalians Award
Two Scholarships

FREE PUBLICITY--Pacific Outdoor Advertising of Los Angeles has donated Civil Air
Patrol thousands of dollars worth of time on their Telespot (electronic billboard) on Century
Boulevard, the primary artery to and from Los Angeles International Airport. The Telespot
(above) flashes a CAP message every three minutes, holding the message 10 seconds, 24
hours a day. The messages are changed weekly and will continue on a space available basis
indefinitely. According to Col. Warren J. Barry, California Wing commander, Joseph
Cubiero, president of POA, and Barney Mills, vice president, donated the time on the
billboard. (USAF Photo)

Illinois cadet and one from
Delaware have been selected as
winners of the two flight
scholarships offered this year to
Civil Air Patrol cadets by the
Order of Daedalians.
The two are: Cadet Col. John
H. Abegg, a Spaatz Award
winner and member of the
Clinton-Scott Comp. Sq.,
Belleville, Ill.; and Cadet 2nd Lt.
Paul J. Monarski of the New
Castle Cadet Sq., Newark, Del.
Both are completing high school
this year and have been accepted
for college work.
Alternate winner of the
scholarships was Cadet Lt. Col.
Peter M Vozzo of the Golden
Triangle Comp. Sq., Starkville,
Miss. His father, CAP Col. John
Vozzo, is former commander of
the Mississippi Wing.
The Order of Daedalians, a
national fraternity of military
pilots, announced earlier this
year that the organization would
award two $1,000 grants annually
to outstanding CAP cadets, the
money to be used to provide

Maybe Yours To Be One

Student Experiments to Ride Space Shuttle
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--Have you
ever dreamed of building a
package which would be launched into orbit aboard a spaceship,
-would float weightlessly in space
for a week or so, and then would
be flown back to earth and
returned to you for evaluation
and testing? The Alabama Space
and Rocket Center here is making that dream possible for
students interested in building
experiments for space flight.
The National Aeronautics and
Space Administration's space
shuttle is scheduled to lift off in
1980 for its first flight--openinga
new era of space travel. The
Alabama Space and Rocket

Center, earth's largest space
museum~ has__made special arrangements to have on board
that flight a five-cubic-foot, 200pound package of experiments
designed and built exclusively by
Called NASA's "Getaway
Special," the experiment plan is
part of the center's expanding
youth science program designed
to involve students in actual
space flight operations. Plans
call for having students design
and develop experiments and
manage the entire project with
the guidance and assistance of
several renowned space scientists.
The Space and Rocket Center

here is visited by thousands of
students each year. It portrays
the most complete story ever
presented of man's efforts to
conquer space. Students have a
unique opportunity to experience

Illinois Soaring
Record Claimed
NAPERVILLE, Ill.--Ronald
R. Patten, a member of Civil Air
Patrol's Sky Haven Senior Sq.
(Illinois Wing) located here, has
laid claim to the soaring altitude
record for the state of Illinois
with a mark of 10,000 feet.
He reached the mark recently
in a two-place Blanik, flying out
of Clow Airport. With him on the
record-setting flight was Donna
Bobrowicz, a new member of the
CAP unit.

Members of Texas Unit
Visit Mexican Airfield
R A N D O L P H A F B , Te x .
--Members of the Randolph
AFB Comp. Sq. (Texas Wing)
travelled recently to Nuevo
Laredo, Tamps., Mexico where
they were accorded VIP status
by Mexican authorities.
The squadron members visited
the fire-fighting school at the
local airfield there and witnessed a simulated aircraft fire. Individual cadets ranged the water
cannon and handled the highpressure water hoses.
Following the visit to the firefighting school, the CAP
members toured the tower
where the tower operator gave

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Patten has both his private
powered and glider licenses and
is working on his commercial
license. He hopes to become a
glider flight instructor to help
his squadron's glider program.

them a lecture on Mexican flight
Capt. Ely I. Bergmann, commander of the Civil Air Patrol
unit, initiated the trip. Thirteen
cadets and two senior members
The commander of the firefighting school, Guadalupe Luis
Flores, expressed gratification
at having the CAP squadron on
the field as an act of international goodwill, and expressed
his desire for a speedy return
Visits of this type can increase
the mutual respect of Mexican
authorities and Civil Air Patrol,
Capt. Bergmann said, as well as
the joint understanding of search
and rescue problems affecting
international flights and
Additional visits are expected
in the future. As a gesture of international goodwill and understanding, the Mexican
authorities were invited to visit
this base and pay a call at a
meeting of the CAP unit.
. . . . . . . . . .




many of the sensations of space
travel, from firing a rocket
engine to experiencing three g's
in the Lunar Odyssey Spaceship.
Students interested in becoming
involved in the "Getaway
Special" may want to visit the
museum to see firsthand actual
hardware which has flown in
"We are pleased to have been
selected by NASA to be the first
space museum to fly a payload
aboard the space shuttle," a
spokesman said. "This is a unique opportunity for young people
interested in space exploration.
It will be a challenging and
rewarding experience for
students to participate in
providing scientific packages for
an actual space flight."
Procedures regarding types of
acceptable payloads and
eligibility of participants are
now being developed and will be
released at a later date. Those
interested in participating may
write for additional information
to: Alabama Space and Rocket
Center, Attention: Come, Fly
With Us, Tranquility Base, Huntsville, Ala. 35807.

ground and air training leading
to private pilot licenses.
The two awards were
presented in May at the
organization's annual award's
banquet in Denver, Colo. A
selection board here at National
Headquarters chose the winners
from names submitted by the
various regions.

A U Chief
W/ill Speak
A t 'College'
ASHLAND, Va.--Air Force
Lt. Gen. Raymond B. Furlong
will be the guest speaker here
June 24 at Dining Out exercises
of CAP's Eastern Staff College.
Gen. Furlong is commander of
Air University at Maxwell AFB,
Ala. His visit to the staff college
here will coincide with the first
anniversary of Civil Air Patrol's
affiliation with Air University.
In June 1976, Hq. CAP-USAF,
which serves as a staff at Civil
Air Patrol's national headquarters at Maxwell, was
reassigned from the Air Force's
Headquarters Command to Air
Randolph-Macon College here
has again made its facilities
available for the staff college
and is cooperating to make it
even better than last year.
The staff college held its first
session last year with 65 students
and 15 staff members. This year,
applications were cut off on
April 20 when 115 had enrolled.
The staff this year consists of 23
persons-20 CAP members, one
active-duty Air Force officer
and two Air Force Reserve officers.

Historic Maine
Unit Undergoes
FRANKLIN. Maine--The
Downeast Patrol Comp, Sq.,
one of the Maine Wing's and the
nation's oldest CAP squadrons,
has been reorganized and this
year is being assisted by the
Hancock County CEP
Department, the Red Cross, the
Sheriff's Department and the
Warden Service to become again
a highly trained search and
rescue unit with ground rescue
crews and communications
Deputy Sheriff Daren Graves
is teaching first aid to senior and
cadet members and SM Arlene
L e Ve s q u e i s t a k i n g t h e
EMT/CPR course.
An active recruiting program
in the schools and for the public
has brought a 200 per cent increase m membership since
January. Seven pilots have been
added, including the manager of
Bar Harbor Airlines, "Tom"

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The squadron, a countywide
unit, began as the Bar Harbor
Sq. and flew Coastal Patrol in



JUNE 1977

This YearFor Sure!

OCT. 20-23, 1977-,A TLANTA , GA .


CAP Meetings And Seminars For You

Inspector General

Annual Banquet

Logistics Seminar

Personnel Seminar

National Aerospace
Education Advisory
Committee Meeting

S u p p l y D e p o t D i s p l a y S e n i o r Tr a i n i n g

National Board

Information Seminar

Finance Seminar

Chaplain Committee


Bookstore Display

Cadet Program

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