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JULY | 977



Summer Busy One
For CAP Members

MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Civil
Air Patrol's national-level
special summer activities are in
full swing, with a number of
them having been completed as
of publication date of this paper.
At least two Air Force bases
were not available this year for
cadet special activities, notably
t h e A i r Tr a i n i n g C o m m a n d
Familiarization Courses
(ATCFC). In addition, one Air

AWARD--Air Force Brig. Gen. Carl S. Miller, right,
piu~ .... ~er Medal of Valor on smiling SM Dorothy Kelly of
Fitzwilliam, N.H. (Photo by SM Tom Grayson)

Memory of Jet Crash
Haunts CAP Senior

. . . .
. . . .
. . . . ~mee ~'ariMng of the crash
which claimed some 530 lives.
New Hampshire Wing IO
She said that she believed that
CONCORD, N.H.--Senior
the crash was caused by a lack of
M e m b e r D o r o t h y K e l l y o f communications.
Fitzwilliam, N.H., has much to
Despite the extensive training
be thankful for. She is one of the
given to cabin attendants,
"There is only so much that you
(RELATED STORY, PAGE 4) can do. You can't drag people
lucky few who survived the fiery out of their seats." Mrs. Kelly
crash of two jumbo jets in the said that she had trouble getting
people out of groups that were
Canary Islands recently and says
talking instead of trying to esthat the memory of the worst
cape from the aircraft. "Instead
airline disaster in history will
of saying, 'My God, what
probably haunt her for the rest
happened?' they should have
of her life.
been moving toward escape ex"It's something that is always
on my mind," the attractive, 36(See SENIOR, Page 3)
year-old Mrs. Kelly said. "When
I see a name or have a moment
to reflect, it's always there."
She was given Civil Air
Patrol's highest award, the
Silver Medal of Valor, recently
in ceremonies here for saving
the lives of several people when
AT L A N TA , G a . - - G e t
together some 1,500 busy and inthe Pan Am jet on which she was
teresting people from all secserving was struck by a KLM
tions of the United States, put
j e t l i n e r a t Te n e r i f e i n t h e
them in a modern Southern city
Canary Islands.
whose roots go back to another
Looking back, Mrs. Kelly says
era, add a round of important
that she didn't think about what
seminars and discussions, throw
she was doing much. "It was just
in some sightseeing and funtry to do the best thing at the
time, stir well for three days,
moment. When you see people in
top with one of America's funtrouble you do whatever you can
niest after-dinner speakers at a
to try and help them," she said.
closing banquet and what do you
Mrs. Kelly said that
passengers on her jet had no ad-

Force Logistics Command
(AFLCOP), the one at McClellan
AFB, Calif., was cancelled for
lack of interest. There has also
been difficulty with some wings
failing to fill their quotas 100 per
In the past, as many as 10
chaplain-sponsored Christian
Encounter Conferences have
been held. This year, there are

Print Plant Tour
On NEC Agenda
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Civil
CAP's manuals, brochures,
Air Patrol's National Executive
forms, leaflets and other printed
Committee held its regular
matter of all kind. (See photos,
meeting June 4 here at National
this page and page 6.
Headquarters and visited the
A number of region and wing
modern CAP printing plant prior
officials from different areas, as
to the business session.
well as members of the National
At its meeting, the NEC heard .....Headq~rters stalf,attended the
a number of reports on current
meeting as observers.
operations, including one on the
The NEC consists of Brig.
status of CAP's Aircraft
Gen. Thomas C. Casaday,
Maintenance and Procurement
national commander; Air Force
Program, and considered a
Brig. Gen. Carl S. Miller, CAP
number of other matters.
executive director; Col. William
These included region cadet
H. Ramsey, national vice comleadership schools, the Unit
mander; Brig. Gen. S. H. duPont
Development Training
Jr., national finance officer;
Program, the National Staff
Brig. Gen. Lyle W. Castle,
College, and other matters, innational legal officer; and the
cluding confirming_CAP awards
commanders of CAP's eight
and decorations. (See related
story, page 3.)
The NEC members toured the
printing plant early in the morning. This is a modern facility
which produces practically all of

only two, both of which are sponsored by two Air Force commands.
A number of special cadet activities were completed in June
and at least three senior
member staff colleges. Among
cadet activities which have been
completed in June are the
Cadet Officers School (COS),
Maxwell AFB, Ala.: Air Force
Academy Survival Course
(AFASC), Air Force Academy;
Colo.; Rocky Mountain Region
Cadet Officers School, Air Force
Academy, Colo.; and North
Central Region Cadet
Leadership School, Kemper
Military Academy, Boonville,
Senior activities completed in
June include: National Staff
College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.;
Northeast Region-Middle East
Region Staff College, Ashland,
Va.; Southwest Region-North
Central Region Staff College,
Bergstrom AFB, 'rex. A Pacific
Region Squadron Leadership
School was completed in April.
Cadet activities scheduled in
July include: Federal Aviation
Administration Cadet Orientation Program (FAACOP), Will
Rogers Field, Oklahoma City,
Okla.; Space Flight Orientation
Course (SFOC), Huntsville,
Ala.; ATCFC, Craig AFB, Ala.
(only one scheduled this year);
a n d A F L C O P. Ti n k e r A F B ,
(See SUMMER, Page 3)

Seminars, Discussions
Slated at A tlanta Meet

Aero-Astro Answers .................................................... Page 3
Page 18
Cadet Awards ...........................................................
CAP Scholarships List ................................................. Page 7
CAP Supply Bill ......................................................... 2
Page 13
NASAR No Threat .... . ................................................
Old-Time Pilot ................... ....................................... Page 16
P e o p l e i n T h e N e w s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 17
Page 6
Printing Plant Visit .....................................................

What you have is the annual
meeting of Civil Air Patrol's
National Board with its busy
three days of meetings and
business set for Oct. 20-23 here in
Atlanta, the city of "Gone With
T h e W i n d " a n d D r. M a r t i n
Luther King Jr.
Center of attention at the
meeting will be the National
Board itself and its review of
past accomplishments, its discussion of plans for the coming
year, and its decisions affecting
the future of CAP. In addition, a
number of important seminars
and committees will meet, and
several national-level awards
will be presented.
As announced in the June issue
of Civil Air Patrol News, the
meeting this year will be at the
Atlanta Marriott Motor Hotel
which is located in the heart of
downtown Atlanta, convenient to
nearby Interstate highways and
only two blocks from historic
(See ATLANTA, Page 2)

TOUCH-UP--Sgt. David Brewer, USAF, assigned to the
CAP printing plant at National Headquarters, touches up
negative in preparation for making permanent printing
plate. (See NEC story, this page, and story and photos on
page 6. )



JULY 1977

Two Solons Rei.ntroduce
CAP Bill Into Congress

SPAATZ AWARD--Air Force Gen. Daniel James Jr., left
commander-in-chief of the North American Air Defense
Command (NORAD), presents CAP Cadet Gary A. Tullis
with the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, the highest achieve-,
ment possible in the CAP Cadet Program. Cadet Tullis is the
eighth cadet from Colorado to receive the award. The 19year-old cadet is a student at the University of Colorado in
Boulder. (NORAD Photo)

Air Patrol Supply Bill, on which
the 94th Congress failed to act,
was re-introduced on April 6 into
the 95th Congress (the present
one) by Reps. Tom Bevill and
Bill Nichols, both members of
Congress from Alabama.
The measure, H.R. 6237, is
identical to the previous one
which the 94th Congress failed to
take up. In essence,the proposed
law is intended to amend and expand the original legislation
which made it possible for the
Air Force and the Department of
Defense to render a measure of
support and assistance for Civil
Air Patrol.
A similar measure, which
varies in wording but which
would accomplish much the
same thing, was proposed by the
Air Force and approved by the
Department of Defense. This
proposal is at present in the
hands of the Office of Management and Budget for study and
After its introduction, H.R.

Atlanta to Host National Board
( Continued From Page 1)

Peachtree Street.
Those planning to attend may
reserve their rooms by mailing
the coupon on page 20 directly to
the hotel. Reservations should
be made at least 30 days in advance (not later than Sept. 20)
and it is suggested that payment
for one night's lodging be included to insure a reservation for a
late arrival.
Speaker for the gala Saturday
night banquet which will conclude the three-day gathering of
CAP notables, commanders and
members will be Dr. James
Blakely, widely known speaker
and humorist of Wharton, Tex.
Dr. Blakely was a college
professor for 10 years before
turning to sveaking as a full-time
profession. An instrument rated
private pilot, he flies himself
to many of his speaking dates. He
is an author and consulting
editor and writes a weekly
column entitled "Pokin' Fun."
Dr. Blakely quips: "If I tell
you anything important, it will
be purely by accident." But a
program director recently gave
another view.
"This makes the fourth time I
have heard Doc Blakely," he
said, "and I haven't beard
anything repeated. His clean
humor, quick wit and useful
message are very much
appreciated." The chairman
added that he didn't have time to
make notes on the speeches; he
was too busy laughing.
Those planning to drive to
Atlanta for the annual meeting
of CAP's National Board will
find the city easy to reach by
way of Interstate highways.
From the northeast (North
Carolina, Virginia, etc.) you
reach Atlanta via 1-85. From the
east, it is 1-20 (via Columbia,
S.C.). From the south (from
Florida) it is 1-75.
From the southwest (via
Montgomery, Ala.) follow 1-85.
From the west (via Birmingham, Ala.)follow 1-20.
From the northwest (Tennessee,
Kentucky, etc., via Chattanooga,
Tenn.) the route is 1-75.
Interstate 75 and 85 merge in

Banquet Speaker
passing through the heart of
Atlanta and intersect I-2O.
Motorists using 1-20 from east or
west 1-75/85 from the south,
should follow 1-75/85 northbound
as it passes through downtown
The Marriott Motor Hotel is
located on Cain and Courtland
Streets and can be easily reached from the Cain Street exit.
Stay in the lefthand lane, as Cain
Street exit is a lefthand

exit from the left lane of traffic.
The motel is one block away.
Drivers coming from the north
on 1-75/85 should use the
Courtland Street exit from the
righthand lane. Courtland then
runs by the Marriott parking lot
entrance which is a left turn into
the lobby area. CourtlandAs a
one-way street southbound and
motorists should stay in the left
If you are planning to fly to
Atlanta in your own plane, the
airport most convenient to the
Marriott is Fulton County Airport (FTY). This is listed in
"Airman's Information
Manual/Airport Directory" as
"Charlie Brown County Airport."
This is a full IFR airport and
CAP will have a sub-command
post here during the National
Board meeting with limited
transportation to the motel.
Peachtree-DeKalb Airport is
also available but it is not as convenient to the motel and you will
probably have to supply your
own taxi as there will be no CAP
sub-command post here.

"(B) necessary related
6237 was referred to the Comsupplies, equipment and training
mittee on Armed Services of the
House of Representatives. The
text is as follows:
that are excess to the military
departments, or any such
95th Congress, 1st Session
property acquired by the DepartH.R. 6237
ment of the Air Force under that
Act as excess to any other
Federal department or agency,
1977. Mr. Bevill (for himself and
including excess GovernmentMr, Nichols) introduced the
owned property in the hands of
following bill; which was
referred to the Committee on
"(2) Use funds authorized to
Armed Services.
be appropriated under subsecA BILL
tion (b) to-To amend section 9441 of title
"(A) provide such articles of
10, United States Code, to
the Air Force uniform to Cadets
provide for the budgeting by the of the Civil Air Patrol, in such
Secretary of Defense, the
quantities and under such
authorization of appropriations,
limitations as he may prescribe;
and the use of those
"(B) furnish such quantities of
appropriated funds by the
fuel and lubricants to the Civil
Secretary of the Air Force, for Air Patrol as are needed by it to
certain specified purposes to
carry out any mission assigned
assist the Civil Air Patrol in
to it by the Air Force, including
providing services in connection
operational, unit capability
with the noncombatant mission
testing, and approved training
of the Air Force.
Be it enacted by the Senate
"(C) reimburse, in a fixed
amount per flying hour above
and House of Representatives of
fuel and lubricant costs,
the United States of America in
members of the Civil Air Patrol
Congress assembled; That
chapter 909 of title 10, United
while they are flying specifically
authorized~ missions, subject to
States Code, is amended as
such limitations as he may
prescribe; and
(1) Section 9441 is amended to
read as follows: "Section 9441.
"(D) reimburse members of
the Civil Air Patrol for the payStatus: support, employment
merit of travel expenses and sub"(a) The Civil Air Patrol is a
sistence while they are assigned
volunteer civilian auxiliary of
to authorized specific missions,
the Air Force.
subject to such limitations as he
"(b) To assist the Civil Air
Patrol in the fulfillment of its ob- may prescribe ...................... .....
jectives as set forth in section ........ "(~Permit the use of such
202 of title 36, the Secretary of
services and facilities of the Air
Defense may budget, and
Force as he considers to be needappropriations are authorized, . ed by the Civil Air Patrol to
carry out its mission, and
for funds, which shall be
arrange for the use of those serspecifically identified as being
vices and facilities of the other
for, and necessary to carry out,
military departmentsorFederal
the purposes set forth in subdepartments or agencies as he
section (c) (2) (A)--(D).
considers necessary.
"(c) The Secretary of the Air
Force may, under regulations
"(4) Establish, maintain, and
prescribed by him with the
supply liaison offices of the Air
approval of the Secretary of
Force at the National, State, and
Defense, do the following:
Commonwealth headquarters,
and at not more than eight
"(1) Give, lend, or sell to the
regional headquarters, of the
Civil Air Patrol without regard
Civil AirPatrol.
to the Federal Property and Ad"(5)Detail or assign any
ministrative Services Act of
-member of the Air Force or any
1949, as amended (40 U.S.C. 471
etseq.)-officer or employee of the
Department of the Air Force to
"( A ) m a j or i t e m s o f
equipment, including aircraft,
any-"(A) Liaison office at the
motor vehicles, and cornmunications
National, State, or Commonwealth headquarters, and at
not more than eight regional
headquarters, of the Civil Air
Patrol; or
"(B) unit or installation of the
Civil Air Patrol to assist in the
training program of the Civil Air
" ( 6 ) I n t i m e o f w a r, o r o f
national emergency declared
after May 27, 1954, by Congress
or the President, authorize the
payment of travel expenses and
allowances, in accordance with
subchapter I of chapter 57 of title
5, to members of the Civil Air
Patrol while carrying out any
mission specifically assigned by
the Air Force.
"(d) The Secretary of the Air
Force may use the services of
the Civil Air Patrol in fulfilling
the noncombat mission of the
Deparment of the Air Force."
(2) The analysis is amended
by striking out the items relating
to section 9441 and inserting in
place thereof the following:
"9441. Status: support,

JULY ! 977


PA G E T H R E E ' ~

California Ex-Cadet
"Wins Honor at AFA

HONOR ROLL--USAF Brig. Gen. Carl S. Miller, left, CAP
executive director, and USAF Brig. Gen. Stanley C. Beck,
right, present plaque to U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet
David J. Stephan in recognition of his having had his name
a d d e d t o C i v i l A i r P a t r o l ' s 2 5 - Ye a r H o n o r R o l l a t t h e
Academy. (USAF Photo)

Year's Tally 29
For Lives Saved

The man had been evading
searchers and was reportedly in
a coma when located by a CAP
search team. The CAP crew
carried him by ambulance to a

MAXWELL AFB, Ala.-- Civil
Air Patrol's lives-saved record
for 1977 reached 29 in May and
June with the crediting of two
saves to the California Wing and
one to the Pennsylvania Wing.
The California incident began
when a light aircraft with two
persons on board disappeared
while on a VFR flight in May
from Westover to South Lake
Tahoe, Calif. The California
Wing was alerted after
telephone and field checks for
, . ~ . ~ p r ( t v ~ . . . . . . . . .
An intense two-day search for
the plane, a Grumman American
Yankee, was successful when a
CAP crew spotted the pilot the
next day. He was on foot and
about a mile from the crash site
which was approximately 18
miles west of the plane's original
An Air Force helicopter
hoisted the pilot up and delivered
him to a hospital. The passenger
in the crashed aircraft was
removed by a ground team and
also airlifted to a hospital.
Civil Air Patrol shared credit
with the Air Force for the two
saves. During the search, 30
CAP aircraft flew 94 sorties, requiring 129.4 hours flying time.
The search covered more than
2,000 square miles.
The other save was credited to
the Pennsylvania Wing in a
ground search near South
Williamsport, Penn. Object of
the search was a missing 27year-old man who was an outpa[ient at a mental institution.

various staff positions in his
At commencement exercises
here on June 1, his parents were
in Falcon Stadium to see him
receive his commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force
and a bachelor of science degree
in astronautical engineering. He
is on the Superintendent's List
for excellence in both academic
achievement and professional
military leadership.
On June 5, Stephan was
married in the Cadet Chapel to
Cindy Restivo of Colorado
Springs. The newlyweds will
have 30 days leave time to enjoy
a honeymoon and visit with
family and friends.
Stephan's first assignment as
an Air Force officer will be at
Williams AFB where he will spend a year in jet pilot training

to earn his silver wings.
Stephan won the CAP 25-Year
Honor Roll Award as the former Civil Air Patrol cadet to
graduate highest in order of
merit in the Class of 1977. In addition to having his name
engraved on the Honor Roll in
Arnold Hall, he received a personal plaque from Air Force
Brig. Gen. Carl S. Miller, CAP
executive director.
"From personal experience,"
Stephan said, "I know CAP
cadet training is a good way to
prepare for a nomination to the
Academy for those interested in
an Air Force career. At the
Same time, all who desire to
come here must expect to work
hard, to exercise rigorous selfdiscipline, and to participate in a
program that is very demanding
physically and mentally."

Summer Busy Season
(Continued From Page 1)
Okla. (only one scheduled this
Air Station, Tex.
Only two cadet special acAlso, Medical Services Orientivities will be completed in
tation Program (MSOP), ShepAugust--the International Air
pard AFB, Tex.; Pararescue
Cadet Exchange which begins
July 17 and ends Aug. 10 and the
Orientation Course (PJOC),
Kirtland AFB, N.M.; Southeast
Christian Encounter Conference
Region Cadet Staff College,
at Mo Ranch, Hunt, Tex. This
S a m f o r d U n i v e r s i t y, B i r year, Civil Air Patrol cadets and
mingham, Ala.; Great Lakes
their senior escorts will visit 22
Ofnations which are taking part in
ricers/Leadership School, West
the IACE.
Baden Springs, Ind.; Pacific
Only senior level activity to be
Region Cadet Leadership School,
completed in August is the
Southeast Region-Great Lakes
Castle AFB, Calif.; and ChrisRegion Staff College, scheduled
:tian Encounter Conference,
Mars Hill College, Mars Hill,
Aug. 21-27 at Maxwell AFB, Ala.
Other regional activities are beN.C.
Senior activities which will be
ing planned but no dates have
completed in July include:
been set for them.
Northeast Region Squadron
In addition to the activities
Leadership School, McGuire
mentioned, numerous other
AFB, N.J.; Pacific Region Staff
regional level activities and
College, Newport Beach, Calif.;
wing level cadet encampments
are planned throughout the naand Southwest Region Squadron
Leadership School, Dallas Naval
tion this summer.

Senior Member Recalls Crash
(Continued From Page 1) .

Mrs. Kelly said that the first
thing that people should do when
they get on an airplane is determine where the nearest
emergency exit is and pay close
attention to safety instructions
given by flight attendants so that
"even in a smoke-filled cabin,
you could find your way out by
Mrs. Kelly did not escape from
her ordeal without injuries. She
received a severe concussion



Colo.--Cadet First Class
(senior) David J. Stephan, one of
about 860 members of the Class
of 1977 to be graduated from the
Air Force Academy June 1, was
named as the winner of the Civil
Air Patrol 24-Year Honor Roll
Stephan was also designated
as the recipient of the Outstanding Cadet in Soaring Award
at the Organizational Awards
Parade. He holds a Federal
Aviation Administration glider
pilot-instructor rating and a
private pilot certificate for
power planes.
He is the son of Lt. Col. (USAF
R e t . ) a n d M r s . J o s e p h W.
Stephan of Escondido, Calif.
A member of the Mather AFB,
Calif., CAP Sq. from January
1971 to March 1973, Stephan attained the rank of cadet captain
in Civil Air Patrol with assignment as executive officer of the
As a CAP cadet, he attended
two summer encampments at
Travis AFB and the orientation
program at Williams AFB, Ariz.
He also participated in several
civil defense and search and
rescue exercises, and held




when she was hit in the head by
flying debris from the crash and
also injured her left arm. She
says that now she suffers from
erratic sleeping habits and loss
of memory. Doctors are hopeful
that her memory loss will disappear in time.
She says that her accident has
not made her afraid of flying and
recently completed a flying
vacation with her pilot husband.
She is hoping to return to her
duties as soon as doctors permit.


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JULY 1977



Wing Celebrates Rare Events
New Hampshire Wing 10
New Hampshire Wing
celebrated a series of rare
events recently -- the presentation of a special award to New
Hampshire Gov. Meldrim Thomson, the dedication of an ultramodern, new $30,000 wing headquarters building, and the
awarding of a Silver Medal of
Valor, a Gen. Carl A. Spaatz
Award and an Amelia Earhart
Award, all in the same day.
The Silver Medal of Valor
went to SM Dorothy Kelly, a
chief purser aboard the Pan
American World Airways jet
which was involved in March in
a two-plane crash in the Canary
Islands. The Spaatz and Earhart
Awards went to Cadets Arthur
Pelletier and Chris Presswell,
Air Force Brig. Gen. Carl S.
Miller, CAP executive director,
and Air Force Col. Stephen R.
N e i l e y, c o m m a n d e r o f t h e
USAF-CAP Northeast Liaison
Region, made the presentations.

Wing awards were also
presented by Col. Julius Goldman, CAP Northeast Region
commander, and Col. John
Plane Jr., New Hampshire Wing
Gov. Thomson received a plaque from Gen. Miller in recognition of his contributions to state
emergency services.
The highlight of the program,
however, was the presentation of
the valor medal to the
attractive native of Fitzwilliam,
N.H. She and 70 others were the
only survivors of the flaming
crash of two jumbo jets last
March in the Canary Islands.
Some 530 persons died in the
After the crash, Mrs. Kelly
crawled out of the plane through
a gaping hole in the fuselage and
dragged the pilot away from a
flaming engine seconds before it
exploded. She also led several
other passengers to safety
through the hole in the fuselage
and, despite her own wounds,
assisted physicians in treating
the burned and injured before

accepting any treatment for
Cadet Arthur Pelletier, 19, of
the Highlander Comp. Sq.
received the Spaatz Award from
Gen. Miller and, later in the
same ceremonies, was named
"Cadet of the Year" for the New
Hamshire Wing. Cadet Chris
Presswell, also of the
Highlander Squadron, received
the Earhart Award from Col.
Col. Plane was named "Wing
Commander of the Year" for the
Northeast Region, Lt. Col.
Samuel N. Gilmore was named
"Squadron Commander of the
Year" for the New Hampshire
Wing. Lt. Col. Rita Carter was
named New Hampshire Wing
"Senior Member of the Year"
and Capt. Nellie Mitchell received the award for "Staff Member
of the Year."

Special Contributions Program
May Pr luce Additional Funds
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.-Despite ever rising costs
and increased spending for
national programs, national
membership dues have not been
raised since 1971. In an effort to
delay an across-the-board increase as long as possible, officials at National Headquarters
have announced a plan to
produce additional revenue
through a special contributions
Many members already make
sizeable annual contributions,
but the new program is designed
to allow each contributing
member to specify his
preference of programs so that
funds can be dispersed in accordance with the desires of the
members. The contributions will
be remitted along with a new
renewal form and ordinary
membership dues.
A sample of the new renewal
form is included in the Bulletin



G O V. T H O M S O N , R I G H T, R E C E I V E S P L A Q U E F R O M
GEN. MILLER. (Photos by Tom Grayson)

CAP Is Invited.
To Participate
In 'Space Week'
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Civil
Air Patrol has been invited by its
sponsors to participate this year
in the "U.S. Space Week," held
each year July 16-24, the anniversary of Apollo 11.
The "Space Week" concept
originated in 1971 in Utah as a
locally based effort. It reached
the national level last year when
Congress proclaimed in a resolution that the anniversary of
Apollo 11 should be the date of
the observance. President Ford
proclaimed July 20, 1976, as
" S p a c e E x p l o r a t i o n D a y. "
Thirty-two governors last year
declared a "Space Week" in
their states.
Among the objectives of the
observance is to "encourage
America to do its best in space
achievement, and to stress the
ways mankind is benefitted,"
and to "encourage increased
public interest in the space
CAP members are encouraged
to join observances of the occasion in their own localities to
stimulate an interest in and an
appreciation of America's space

Board section of this issue. The
new form is basically in the
same type format as that now
being used, except that a
sophisticated new computer
"mailer" will be used.
Another change on the new
renewal form is a built-in late
fee. Renewals postmarked after
the membership expiration date
will pay the full amount indicated on the card. Members
renewing prior to the

membership expiration date
should simply deduct the late
The new forms will be used
with renewals mailed out in
July. Both the old-type renewal
card and the new mailer forms
will be accepted during the transition period, but members
receiving their first notice on the
old card and the second notice on
the new mailer are encouraged
to use the mailer.

'Always Vigita nt "Fffrn ............
Good Recruiting Tool
LOS ANGELES; Calif.-- Civil
Air Patrol's new feature film,
"Always Vigilant," works as a
recruiting tool. If you don't
believe it, ask the Salesian Cadet
Sq. 138 of Los Angeles.
The squadron recently conducted a recruiting and public
relations campaign, using the
film which was produced by the
Air Force. "The film was well
received by all viewers, including the students of two local
high schools, two local middle
schools, the Los Angeles Exchange Club, and a number of
other local CAP units," according to Cadet Don Morgan,
who is information officer for
the squadron.
"I have heard nothing but

praise for this film, from
members and non-members
alike," Cadet Morgan continued.
"With this film and the excellent
support we have received from
IOs at all echelons, we have been
able to conduct the most effective recruiting campaign in our
unit's history."
The film was produced in 1976
by the Air Force and was released this May. It is available to
any CAP unit from the Central
Audiovisual Library, Aerospace
Audiovisual Service, Norton
AFB, Calif. 92409. Full details
about the film and how you can
borrow it can be found in the
"Bulletin Board" section of the
May issue of Civil Air Patrol

N a t i o n a l C o m m a n d e r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday, CAP
E x e c u t i v e D i r e c t o r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B r i g . G e n . C a r l S . M i l l e r, U S A F
D i r e c t o r o f I n f o r m a t i o n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lt. Col. Herbert A. Babb, USAF
Editor .......................................................................
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VOL. 9, NO. 7

JULY 1977



JULY 1977

National Commander's Comments

Recruiting: Everyone's Job
Brigadier General, CAP
National Commander

Historically, lack of growth
and periodic declines in Civil
Air Patrol membership have
been chronic problems. In the
seemingly endless discussions
on the subject, the two most
frequently used words have been
"recruiting" and "retention."
In addition to
being used so
frequently, the
words are usually linked tog e t h e r, a s i f
they are related actions.
They are related only in the
sense that they
involve people--those you wish
to persuade to join the program and those you wish to
keep in the program. Otherwise, they are totally unrelated functions. Recruiting is
selling; retention is delivering. Recruiting is comparatively easy, while retention is
very complex and difficult, es....... pecmny- n you "~l~-iibt deliver
what you have sold.
Currently, senior membership is comparatively stable,
and a slight (3 per cent) increase was achieved in 1976.
The cadet membership picture
is a little gloomier. Nationally,
membership declined by 1,200
or 4 per cent in 1976. And this
was with a retention rate of 44
per cent and a recruiting rate
of 53 per cent (number recruited
divided by year-end 1975 total).
A 5 per cent increase in either
the retention rate or the
recruiting rate would have
been needed just to maintain
the status quo.
A good retention rate does
not automatically guarantee
growth. One wing was best in
cadet retention in 1976 with a
renewal rate of 65 per cent, but
membership increased by only
four members or 1 per cent.
This was because the wing
recruiting rate of 49 per cent
was below even the national
average of 53 per cent.
Conversely, another wing was
the worst in cadet retention
with a renewal rate of 29 per
cent, yet grew by 52 per cent as
a result of a 120 per cent
recruiting rate.
These two extremes are both
undesirable, with the situation
in the second wing being only

slightly more so. Obviously,
the first wing did not work hard
enough to get people, and the
second wing did not do the
things necessary to keep those
they had. The situation in both
wings is unstable. Recruiting
goals should not be at the expense of a stable retention
rate--or vice versa. Because of
the built-in attrition in the
cadet program, no amount of
emphasis on retention will
promote membership growth
unless reasonable recruiting
goals are also met. The fewer
members recruited, the
smaller the retention base.
T h e A i r F o r c e A c a d e m y,
with its high admission standards, strict selection
procedures, and controlled
program, has experienced a
relatively high attrition rate of
approximately 39 per cent over
the four-year duration of the
program. CAP cadet attrition,
of course, is much higher, having ranged between 53 per cent
and 56 per cent per year over
the past four years.
However, a greater portion
of CAP cadet attrition is
attributable to unavoidable

losses such as marriage, armed services, reaching maximum age, etc. The attrition
rate is not considered acceptable at current levels, but we
have to recognize and accept
the reality that regardless of
quality improvements in the
program, a relatively high
turnover in cadet membership
will always be with us. This
built-in attrition is normal and
must be expected.
There is little that can be
done to prevent unavoidable
losses. Therefore, we must
continue to work at eliminating
the conditions that cause the
avoidable losses. However, the
root causes of attrition are
long-standing and involve factors for which there are no
quick or easy solutions.
Long range efforts, such as the
Unit Development and Training Program, appear to be the
best approach to eventual
achievement of improvement
in retention.
Although high cadet attrition
impedes growth, it does not
appear to be the cause of ups
and downs in total Cadet

(1970 - 1976)












1970 - ~,981
1971 - 32,802
1922 - 21,306



.73 - 25,~+
1974 - 26,~78


. . . . . T- - + . . . . . . .

1975 - 28,574


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1970 - 20,429
1971- 16.167
1972 - 15,602
1873 - 13.886
lq74 - 15,432
1975 - 16,868
1976 - 15,201

CAOETS RECRUITED ............ ~ .....










membership levels. The attrition rate remains within a
narrow percentage range with
little variance from year to
year (56 per cent during three
of the past four years).
Recruiting is the principal
factor influencing over-all
membership levels. The total
cadet membership trend closely parallels the cadet
recruiting trendas shown in
the chart. Ups and downs in
membership are directly
related to intensity of
recruiting effort.
Since the cadet attrition rate
remains within a narrow
percentage range with little
variance from year to year, a
decline in the number of new
members recruited causes an
immediate decline in total
membership during the year in
w h i c h i t o c c u r s . To t a l
membership in the succeeding
year is also adversely affected
because fewer members are
available to renew as a result
of the declining membership
When the decline in numbers
recruited recurs in consecutive
years as it did in 1971, 1972, and
1973, the combination of a
declining recruiting rate and
diminishing membership base
has a cumulative effect that
causes the downslide to
I am concerned that the
slight upturn in cadet strength
in 1974 and 1975 appears to have
caused an attitude of complacency that resulted in a let
up in recruiting efforts during
1976. By definition, trend
applies to "drift" or "general
directional movement of cadet
membership -- DOWNWARD !
If we hope to maintain a
stable membership level and
achieve gradual growth,
stronger emphasis on
recruiting appears to be our
only option. I intend to monitor
closely the recruiting and
growth rates of individual
wings and follow up as
appropriate in causes of lack of
growth or declines in strength
levels. Also, I ask that each of
you, regardless of position or
level of assignment, take a personal interest and get actively
involved in recruiting.
This is something that each
of us can do. And the record
shows that we are good at it.
We just need to do it a little


JULY 1977


CAP Printing Plant
Host to NEC Visit
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- The NEC went on a tour at its June
meeting of Civil Air Patrol's printing plant, located here. On this
page are some of the photos made during the tour.
The plant was started in the mid-'Fifties from scratch, with no
equipment, no budget, and no printing personnel. From this humble
beginning, the plant began to grow on a no budget basis, relying entirely on Department of Defense excess for equipment and
By 1959, the plant had grown to the point where there were nine
persons assigned, one 4-unit press, a one-unit press, a copy camera,
a paper cutter, and several pieces of miscellaneous equipment. At
that time, the plant bad the capacity to print 7 million pages per
Today, this modern facility is valued at more than $125,000 and
has the capacity to print 40 million pages per year, including such
publications as CAP's "Annual Report to Congress."

FAST PRINTER -- SSgt. Jack Casler, USAF, right, demonstrates combined plate makerpress for Col. William B. Cass (NCR), left, Lt. Col. Robert W. Jones of National Headquarters,
and Col. Oscar K. Jolley (SER). This fully automatic unit can make its own printing plates and
produce 9,000 printed pages per hour. (The telephone is not part of the press.)

COMPOSER -- Sandra
Reese, seated, IBM Corp.,
demonstrates Selectric
composer used to set type.
Looking on are Air Force
Brig. Gen. Carl S. Miller,
left, and Herb Dowe, also
of IBM. The composer was
purchased recently by
CAP for $8,500.

DEMONSTRATION -- Will Robinson, a student who works
part-time at the printing plant, operates a 42-inch paper
cutter obtained from DOD excess. It is valued at approximately $6,000.

Photos By
MSgt. Russ Brown

LARGE UNIT -- James Nettles, civilian pressman, operates four-unit large press capable of
producing . 24,000 pages per hour. It was . purchased. in. 1969 by CAP for $11,000.
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LONG MACHINE -- TSgt. Kevin Ninesling, USAF, press
room supervisor at the CAP printing plant, operates a 12station collator, the long machine stretching along the left.
It was obtained from DOD excess and has a value on today's
, market of approximately $20,000.
. . . .

JULY 1977



Alaska Members
Join in Production
Of 'South Pacific'
Member, Yukon Group

SOUTH PACIFIC IN ALASKA -- From left, Don Nelson, Irene Jacobson, Edward Gauss,
Louis B. Staudt, and kneeling, a friend, Fr. Richard Davis.

Rhode Island Chaplain Enters Army Reserve
CRANSTON, R.I.--Chaplain
(Capt.) Robert W. Edmonson, a
member of the Kent County
Comp. Sq. and also serving as
chaplain and recruiting officer
for the Wakefield Comp. Sq.,
both in the Rhode Island Wing,
has been appointed an officer
and chaplain in the U.S. Army
Reserve and will be taking
chaplain training this summer.

He recently recruited his 500th
Civil Air Patrol member since
he joined CAP as a cadet in 1961.
Before rejoining in 1974 and being appointed a chaplain, he had
been a senior member and
earlier a cadet in the New
Jersey Wing. While in that wing,
he received the Lion's Club
Award for outstanding service to
the community through CAP.

He has also been instrumental
in the formation of several new
squadrons since becoming a
senior member in 1966. The
chaplain holds the Earhart
Award, Level II (Master Rating)
Award, Search and Rescue Ribbon, Recruiting Ribbon, and a
number of other Civil Air Patrol

FAIRBANKS, Alaska Civil
Air Patrol members wear many
hats, in addition to the ones
which go with their CAP uniforms. Members of the Alaska
Wing's Yukon Group put on
different hats and adopted
different roles here recently
when they appeared in the Fairbanks Light Opera Theater's
spring production of "South
SM Donald Nelson, training ofricer, played the part of Marine
Ist Lt. Steeves. Don works for
FA A F l i g h t S t a n d a r d s . S M
Edward Gauss, operations officer who also is head of the
Computer Science Department
of the University of Alaska and
is the group's most successful
search pilot, played the part of
SM Richard Davis was the
lighting technician for the show.
Rich is a qualified pilot and
observer. First Lt. Louis B.
Staudt Sr., maintenance officer,
supply officer and senior pilot, is
a retired photographer. Lou was
the military adviser and played
the part of Sgt. Jack Waters.
Second Lt. Irene Jacobson, adm i n i s t r a t i v e o f fi c e r, i s a
s e c r e t a r y w i t h t h e Ta n a n a
Va l l e y C o m m u n i t y C o l l e g e ,
University of Alaska, and is a
qualified observer. She played

the part of 2nd Lt. Genevieve
Marshall. SM Robert Howard
played Cmdr. Harbison. Bob. a
qualified pilot and observer.
works for IBM.
"The Fairbanks Light Opera
Theater is a non-profit volunteer
organization which brings light
opera and musical entertainment to the community and to
the bush areas of Alaska. After
two successful weekends in Fairbanks, the theater group.
presented "South Pacific" to an
enthusiastic audience in
Glenallen, Alaska. Davis.
Jacobson and Nelson are now
rehearsing with a summer
revmw to be presented during
Fairbanks' annual "Golden
Days" celebration in July.
In other action by the Yukon
Group, Louis Staudt and Edward
Gauss recently flew Allen
Whear, assistant director of
Disaster Services for the
Western Region of Red Cross.
out to Galena, Alaska,, with
supplies in the afterma th, of the
Yu k o n R i v e r fl o o d . T h e y
delivered several planeloads of
foodstuffs and other supplies, including bread, water purifier
and disposable diapers.
Staudt also flew Ms. Fran
Frey, area disaster coordinator,
and Dan Mosley, representative
of the Red Cross, to Venetie,
Alaska, on the Chandalar River
to survey flood damage there.

CAP A wards $41,000 in Scholarships, Grants
Academic scholarships ~nd grants,
totalling more than $41,000, were awarded
recently to 67 Civil Air Patrol members.
The awards are for study in aerospace
related fields at schools chosen by the
A continuing program, the scholarship
awards are given annually in the fields of
engineering, science and the humanities.
The grants are awarded for technical and
vocational training.
Competition for the scholarships is
keen and awards are based on academic
achievement, progress in the Civil Air
Patrol's Cadet Program, and on the
recommendations of educators,
ministers, squadron commanders and
others. The applications are evaluated individually and those applicants receiving
the highest scores m their respective
fields receive nomination and are then
further evaluated by the board for selection.
The awards range from the $1,500
Walter B. Putnam Graduate Grant to a
number of scholarships and grants in
lesser amounts ranging from $500, to $750,
to $1,000.
The winners for 1977 are listed below.
All recipients are cadets unless otherwise
identified by rank.
James R. Bielk. Colts Neck. N.J.. Monticello Comp. Sq., Gill
Robb Wilson Endowment Grant I$1.000) :
Monte E. Belote. Hialeah. Fla.. North Dad e Cadet Sq.. Dr
Roland Spaulding Endowment Grant 15750):
Robert J. Haddick Darien. Ill.. Downers Grove Comp. Sq
Brig Gen Paul W. Turner Endowment Grant ($750)
Kerry P. Staller. Fort Wayne, Ind.. Allen Co. Cadet Sq.,
Walter M. Schirra Jr. Endowment Grant 15500):
Michael J. Rekoske. Milwaukee. Wisc. Milwaukee Comp. Sq
3, Elmer P. Wbeaton Endowment Grant I$5001 :

Douglas W. Stout. Bay City, Mich.. Bay City Cadet Sq 7-1.
Donald W: Douglas Endowment Grant 155001.
Lyndall D Warm. Ponea City, Okla.. Pioneer Comp. Sq.. Civil
Air Patrol Grant ($5001
SM Sandra L. Vanderlek. Tucson. Ariz 355th Cadet Sq.,
Charles W. Webb Endowment Grant 15500):
Joel Signorelli, Lisle. Ill.. Downers Grove Comp. Sq,, Lt: Col.
Eunice J. Naylor Endowment Grant ($500):
Joe H. Abegg, Belleville, Ill. Clinton-Scott Comp. Sq., Raymond O. Mertes Endowment Grant 155001 :
Michael J. Flanagan Jr.. Bedford. Mass.. Ranscom Field
Comp. Sq., Alan B. Shepard Endowment Grant ($500).


Deirdre M. Condit. Pocatello. Idaho. Idaho 102nd Cadet Sq.,
John H. Glenn Jr. Endowment Grant ($7501:
Nola Elaine Tuller. Addis. La.. Capital City Comp. Sq., Brig.
Gen. F. Ward Reilly Endowment Grant 155001:
Andrew K Weaver. Sacramento, Calif.. Mather Ca~iet Sq. 14,
Civil Air Patrol Grant i $5001 :
Daniel Irwin Stusser. Seattle. Wash.. Sandpoint Cadet Sq.,
Civil Air Patrol Grant i $5001 :
Joyce P. Cain, Ocean Springs, Miss., Singing River Comp. Sq.,
Civil Air Patrol Grant ($5001 :
Rodney L. Horn. Bossier City, La., First Aerospace Cadet Sq.,
Civil Air Patrol Grant 155~01.
Lt. Col:__Nancy L. Bollis. Huntsville. Ala.. Huntsville Comp.
Sq., Civil Air Patrol Grant ($5001

Pamela E. Peyraan, Starkville. Miss.. Golden Triangle Comp
Sq., Carl A. Spaatz Grant 1$1.000L
Patricia L. Seim. Richmond. Va.. West Richmond Cadet Sq..
Dr. Wernher yon Braun Grant ($1.000)
Todd A. Block. Milwaukee, Wisc.. Group 10 Wisconsin Wing,
Barry S. Roitblat. Milwaukee. Wisc.. Milwaukee Comp. Sq
Civil Air Patrol Grant (SS00 J :
No. l, Jacqueline Cochran Endowment Grant ($7501:
David D. Cleary, Bloomington, Minn.. Skyhawk Comp. Sq. Civil
gim L. Joyner. Costa Mesa. Calif.. Douglas CadetSq., Dr, Air Patrol Grant IS500):
Edward B. Lambert Endowment Grant I$7~) :
John V. Kelley Jr., St. Petersburg Beach Fla., Gulfport Cadet
Linda S. Bangert, Springfield, Mo., Springfield Comp. Sq., Col. Sq., Civil Air Patrol Grant 15001 :
Ben McGlasben Endowment Grant ($500) :
William G. A. Betz. Flushing, N.Y., Leonard Legion Cadet Sq.,
Robert P. Royer, Atascadero, Calif., McConnell Cadet Sq. No. Civil Air Patrol Grant/$500).
CWO [)arlene E. Pearl. Southington, Conn., New Britain Cadet
62, Malcolm S. Carpenter Endowment Grant ($500L
William C. Scheppegren, Charlotte. N.C 111th ARRS. Dr.
Sq., Civil Air Patrol Grant q $5001:
Mervin K. Strickler Granl If,500L
George O Navarini l-lialeah, Fla.. Miami Aerospace
Robert W. Ratliff. Lakewoed. Colo. Timberline Cadet Sq.. Dr.
Academy Cadet Sq., Civil Air Patrol Grant 155~01 :
Mervin K. Strickler Grunl 15500) :
Frederick J. Wolff. Central Point. Ore.. Medford Comp Sq.,
Joseph D Brown. Bartlesville. Okla Bartlesville Comp Sq.,
Civil Air Patrol Grant {$5001 :
Stephen D. MeElroy Grant ($5001
Mark W. Allen. Portland. Ore. Washington County Comp. Sq,
Karen S. Barnagel, Fort Worth. Tex Hustler Comp. Sq
No. 1. Civil Air Patrol Grant ($5001.
Stephen D. McElroy Grant ($500):
Kurt A. Wallace, Huntingdon, Penn., Monroeville Cadet Sq.,
William E Carlson. Washburn. Wisc.. Chequamegon Bay
Civil Aft" Patrol Grant I SS001 :
Comp. Sq., William A. Allen Endowment Grant ($5001:
Daniel J. Melendez. Caroline, Puerto Rico. Muniz ANGB
1st Lt. Lamont A. Darante. Newark. Dol.. Christiana Comp
Cemp. Sq., Civil Air Patrol Grant ($500).
Sq., Leroy G. Cooper Endowment Grant ($500):
Katherine N. Near. Evansville. Ind,. Evansville Cemp. Sq..
John P. Nolan Utica N.Y Utica Crimp. Sq.. Robert CumCivil Air Patrol Grant ($500):
Theresa A. Willoughby, Englewood Ohio. Rickenbacker mings Endowment Grant $5001
Comp. Sq., Civil Air Patrol Grant 15500).
Cal~t. Christine O. McKannon. Milpitas, Calif., California Wing
Headquarters. Walter B. Putnam Grant 151.500).
Janet M Jones. Monongahela Penn Mon-Valley Cadet Sq.
1405 Civil Air Patrol Grant ($500
Debra K. Dundas Mankato Minn. Mankato Comp Sq.. Civil
Cheryl J Wildman. Kenosha Wisc.. Kenosha Comp. Sq.
Casaday-Elmore Grant $500).
Air Patrol Grant $5~).


Carol J. Hartman, Belleville. III , Clinton-Scott Sq . Brig Gen
D. Harold Byrd Grant ($1000)

Recognizing that unforeseen circumstances occasionally make it necessary

for scholarship/grant winners to decline
their awards, the following alternates
were selected to receive a scholarship/grant should one or more of the
winners be unable to utilize an award.
Alternates are listed in the order of their
priority for selection.
Simon K. Chang, Lesage; W. Va., Huntington Comp. Sq. ;
Steven W. Rarkins. Chandler. N.C.. Asheville Co_rap. Sq. ;
Gary A Buckingham, Albuquerque, N.M., Albuquerque Cadet
Kathy R. Hart, Salt Lake City, Utah, Oquirrh Mountain Sq. ;
Theodore E. Krauss, Richardson, Tex., Lewisvine Kitty Hawk
Paul T. Myles, Tona~va~da. N.Y. TAK Cadet Sq. ;
Jeanette K Rocker, Raytown, Me., Kansas City Comp. Sq. ;
Richard K. Hughes, Salt Lake City, Utah, Cache Valley Comp.
Marie B. Goulet, Odessa, Tex., Midland Comp. Sq. ;
Beverly J. Dark, Springfield, Mo.. Springfield Comp. Sq. ;
David W. Meyer, Bethel Park, Penn,, Coraopolis Comp. Sq
CWO Jeffrey A. Kingsbury, Windsor Locks Conn.. 103rd
Comp. Sq. ;
Arthur W. Pelletier IIL Rochester. N.H.. Highlanders Comp.

Scholarship renewals are as follows:
Stephen G. Atkins. win Rogers. Science 151.000)
Joseph E. Baka, Virgil Grissom, Engineering ($750) :
CWO Mark D. Bergen, Leoning, Humanities ($500):
Timothy J. Cleary, Brig. Gen. W. C. Whelen. Science ($5~) } :
Nayda L. De Jesus. Col. Joe Moody, Education 15500) :
I~orry M. Fenner. Humanities ($500):
Douglas G. Hancher. Walter R. Agee, Engineering ($1.0001 :
Craig C. Harbuck. Col, James T. Granbery. Science ($500):
Robert E. Herd, Richard C. DuPont. Science ($5~}L
Kathryn L. Howar. Dr. Harold E. Mehrens Science ($500):
Barbara A, Kirkpatrick. Gen. Lucas V Beau. Science
~$) .000) :
Deborah L. Kristof. National Board-Chairman. Science ($5001 :
SM Linda D. Kristof. Humanities ($7501:
LeonardA. Palka. JoeL Mason. Science ($750):
Sheila J. Parkhurst. C. R. Smith. Science 15500)
Mark E. Pekar Gen. Lyle Castle, Engineering ($500) :
CWO Timothy K. Rader. Donald K. Slayton, Engineering


Christopher Wist. Dr. Monroe Hatch. Humanities ($500) :
RandallPaulWostel. WileyPost, Science. ($l 000)

JULY ! 977



Marines Host C A P E n c a m p m e n t
SANTA ANA, Calif.--California Wing cadets held their annual summer encampment
recently here at El Toro Marine
Corps Air Station.
Maj. Eugene Ware of CAP
Group 22, Van Nuys, was the
sponsoring commander of this
April-May encampment.
Attending the encampment
were. cadets from Groups l of
Van Nuys; 3 of San Diego; 7 of
Long Beach; 15 of San Gabriel
Valley; 18 of the Inland Empire;
and Group 22 of Van Nuys. The
encampment was for three
weekends, the final one being the

weekend of May 14-15.
Classes and training for the
cadets included courses in drill
and ceremonies, moral
leadership, military customs
and courtesies, emergency services, civil defense, search and
rescue, role and operations of a
military base and numerous
A tour of the base was conducted on the first weekend.
Cadets were allowed to see some
of the latest in U.S. military aircraft. The-cadets used the base
dormitories and ate in the dining
halls along with Marine Corps

Senior members accompanying the cadets were mostly from
the Van Nuys, San-Val Group 22.
The staff officers in charge of
the encampment were: Capt. N.
Murrell. project officer: Capt.
N. Magedman, encampment
commander: Capt. W. Frazer.
commandant of cadets: and his
tactical staff officers. 1st Lt. C.
Fajardo, 2nd Lt. T. Endinboro.
CWO S. Catron and WO G.
The cadets were marched in
snappy military style from location to location on the base and
received favorable comments on
their ability from Marine Corps
personnel. Everyone involved in
the encampment was impressed
by the MarineCorps hospitality
and willingness to serve. Special
thanks go to Marine officers,
Col. R. Austgen, Lt. Col. A.
Ohlgren and Capt. J. Shotwell.
On the final day, cadets watched an air show in progress that
weekend. The Navy aerial
demonstration team, the BlueAngels, was the hit of the show.
Some of the cadets had a chance
to talk to members of the Blue
Anget team and one of the
members gave a talk to all of the
That final afternoon, the
cadets were assembled for in-

spection and passed in review.
The reviewing officers included
the Marine base commander.

Civil Air Patrol and Air Force
officers. A number of awards
were presented to the cadets.




CAP C A D E T S TA L K W I T H ~ E M B E R S O F N AV Y ' S FA M E D " B L U E A N G E I ~ " T E A M .

And That's Not All They've Done

Family FJ nds Time for CAP Amid Other Things
Missouri Wing IO
KANSAS CITY. Mo. Civil Air
Patrol's Missouri Wing has an
unusual and busy family.
It starts with the father. Maj.
Thomas J. Rockey, who is commander of the Kansas City
Comp. Sq. No. 1. A postal clerk
here. he joined Civil Air Patrol in
The oldest son. Thomas J. II.
joined in 1963 and continued his
membership until 1968. During
that time. he attended a wing encampment and a region solo encampment. He received the Outstanding Cadet award at the solo
The older daughter. Shelia.
was'a cadet for eight years. Dur-

ing that time. she attended six
wing encampments, the Medical
Services Orientation Program.
the Federal Aviation Administration Cadet Orientation
Program. the Communications
Electronics Course, and the
International Air Cadet~Exchange. She held five command
positions during these activities.
She also earned her private pilo¢
license in that time and found
time to complete the Civil
Defense. USA. course and a
radiological monitoring course.
In other activities, she received an associate degree in Nursing and an associate degree in
Applied Science in 1975. Now she
is studying for a bachelor of
science degree in Rehabilitative

Nursing. She became a
registered nurse m 1975 and
serves m CAP as personnel ofricer and medical officer for her
Daugher Jeanette joined Civil
Air Patrol as soon as she was old
enough. She has attended four
wing encampments. MSOP.
FAACOP. Cadet Officers School.
IACE. Space Flight Orientation
Course. and the Experimental
Aircraft Association Cadet
Orientation Program. She held
command positions at six of
these, was named "Sweetheart"
at a wing encampment and second "'Honor Cadet" at the
FAACOP She completed a
radiological monitoring course
in 1973 and became a senior

member in March of this year.
Without neglecting her CAP
duties, she obtained an associate
of arts degree in 1976 and is
currently studying secondary
education with emphasis on
mathematics and history at the
University of Missouri-Kansas
City. She will complete work for
her bachelor of science degree in
-December 1978. Meantime. she
keeps busy in CAP by being the
information officer and cadet
program officer for the
The youngest son. John. is
currently the cadet commander
and the senior leadership officer
for the squadron. He may be the
youngest member of the Rockey
family but he is just as active.

He has taken advantage of four
wing encampments. FAACOP.
Air Force Academy Survival
Course. Air Training Command
Famliarization Course. CEC and
the IACE. He held command
positions in three of these activities,
He will receive an associate
degree in Applied Drafting
Technology from Penn Valley
Community College in July 1977.
He earned his private pilot
license in 1975.
That isn't all the family has
done. They are quite active in
search and rescue missions and
practices. Shelia and Jeanette
are working toward completion
of their work as mission information officers.



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There are obviously some mah~tenance errors that will not be caught in a good
preflight; however, knowing what maintenance has been done recently can help you
to catch this sort of thing. Whether you own or rent, the aircraft .vou fly has engine
and airframe logs. A recent tog entry can direct you to an area that needs your
special attention. Some mh~or work doesn't require a log entry. This is where you
owners have an advantage. You know what work has been done because you have to
pay for it. Take a look at the part that was serviced, replaced, or repaired and other
parts which may have been disturbed to gain access to the part involved. Don't
assume that your machine is airworthy just because the log says so-we all make
After you have looked at the recent maintenance, it's time for your usual
excellent preflight, controls check, and engine runup prior to takeoff. The latter two
checks will often disclose a problem not visible in the preflight hzspection, if you pay
attention to what the aircraft is telling you. For example: When you check the
controls, do you really' stop to think which way the ailerons shouM move when the
stick/yoke is moved to the right? If not, seehtg that aileron move can mentally fill a
square-even if it moves the wrong way. Controls have been hooked up backwards.

S T U P V T C a M I N . S T C F I C F I I AT ~ C F E ~ -

After you apply power for takeof]~ the best surprise is no surprise.


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*Your voluntary contribution will be used to advance special senior and
cadet programs. If you feel you cannot contribute at this time, please
deduct $2.00.


Reprinted from "FLIGHT SAFETY," HQ ATC, Randolph AFB, Texas, April 1977.
Article by: Capt Kirkwood.

SAVE! Omit the late charge if your remittance is mailed before the membership expiration date.

's will be in the form o/'a new sophisticated computer "mailer" form. This new jbrm lends
ng used more and more by big bushzess. The prepackaged fbrm includes the renewal statement
iling are outlined on the form. The renewal statement is explained below:

1- national, region, and wing).
:or members Who wish to contribute to the advancement of special senior and cadet programs.

Fourscore and seven years ago
Our forefathers brought forth on
this continent...

2. The $2.00 fee in this column is applicable only if the renewal is postmarked after the

:luct $2.00 from this amount if the renewal is postmarked prior to the membership expiration
ay be deducted if the member feels that he/she cannot contribute at this time.
ated only if different from that appearing on the monthly membership listing.

I to be confused with the CAP flight check).
Bled only if different from the rating appearing on the monthly membership listing. This is
' with CAPM 60-1 (not the FAA certification shown in column 7, above).
mmbers who wish to contribute more than the usual contribution in column 4. The member
how his/her contribution will be spent. If no preference is indicated, the contribution will

tt is the same except that the late fee and voluntary contribution will be $1.00 rather than
include flyitLg data.


While browsing through a stack of general aviation accident briefs this morning,
I noticed a few that had an interesting common factor: There had been recent
maintenance on the aircraft. Maintenance personnel had either left a tool, rag, or
other unwanted object in an area where it caused problems or had failed to properly
connect some gizmo which later caused an accident. Each mistake was not caught
during the pih~t's preflight.





JULY 1977


C A P ' s To p - R a n k e d C a d e t S q u a d r o n
Palm Beach Cadet Sq.
Rated No. 4 in Nation
Squadron Commander
W E S T PA L M B E A C H , F l a . - - I t i s
an honor to be included in the nation's Top
Five Squadrons. Palm Beach Cadet Sq.
has always been an active unit but, during
t h e s t a r t o f t h e y e a r, t h e a v e r a g e
attendance was low.
It was decided that we would begin to
rebuild with recruiting drives in the local
schools. Civil Air Patrol programs were
presented to the students at three
different schools. Our objective was
quality, not quantity and this drive
brought many prospective cadets to our
Parents ~vere also invited to participate
and the end result was that 1976 ended
with 65 cadets on our roster. The Civil Air
Patrnl program is explained not only to
the new cadets but to their parents as well,
for parents play a very important role in
the support of our unit.
Parent participation, in fact, is a must,
since our senior staff consists of only six
active members. Perhaps six is a very
low number for a large unit but the
dedication, devotion and interest
displayed by thege senior members is
probably one very good reason why we
placed in the Top Five.
The experience and years of service of
these seniors is very high. The squadron
commander, Capt. Angela Artemik,
although still in her twenties, has been in
Civil Air Patrol 14 years; the executive
oficer, 1st Lt. Barry Bosworth, 11 years;
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Samuel Brown, 12
years; the aerospace education officer,
Capt. George King, 12 years: the supply
officer, SM Glenn Sumer, 13 years; and
the information officer. SM Roberta
Valentine, one year for a grand total of 63
years for a six-member staff.
We also get much support from our
local senior squadron and much help from
our group commander.
We enjoyed more than 40 activities
during 1976 and, by the end of December,
had nine Mitcbells and one Earhart. The
unit participated in three encampments,
with nine cadets attending Type B and 16
attending Type A encampments. A large
family picnic was held with more than 140
cadets and family members present. We
also had three deep sea fishing trips
which everyone enjoyed. I believe mixing
work and play keeps our cadets busy and
- happy.

Editor's Note
Each year, Civil Air Patrol recognizes
t h e To p F i v e C a d e t S q u a d r o n s i n t h e
nation, with No. 1 squadron being known
as the Cadet Squadron of Distinction and
the four runners-up being known as Cadet
Squadrons of Merit.
All CAP squadrons having cadets are
considered, with the choice being based on
how well the various units progressed in
the Cadet Program during the previous
year. Final selection is made by a board at
National Headquarters, Maxwell AFB,
The winners for this year are: No. 1,
Ewa Beach Cadet Sq., Hawaii Wing; No. 2,

Three of our cadets, two male and one
female, made the long trip to Hawk
Mountain, Penn., to attend Ranger
Training and we have included first aid,
radio operation and emergency service as
well as Ranger training. The drill team
placed second over-all at wing
competition and our flying program is
a l w a y s a c t i v e a n d b u s y, w i t h 1 9 8
orientation flights flown. Our thanks go to
the Palm Beach Senior Sq. which made
this possible.
We had many speaking engagements,
three with local radio stations, the
Chamber of Commerce, and the mayor of
West Palm Beach.

Twin Pine Cadet Sq., Pennington, N.J.;
No. 3, South Macomb Cadet Sq. 3-2, Mt.
Clemons, Mich.; No. 4, Palm Beach Cadet
Sq., West Palm Beach Fla.; and, No. 5,
Humacao High School Cadet Sq.,
Humacao, Puerto Rico.
Each year, Civil Air Patrol News asks
t h e c o m m a n d e r s o f t h e To p F i v e
Squadrons to tell how they did it. Here, on
these two pages in their own words, the
commanders of No. 4, Palm Beach Cadet
Sq., and No. 5, Humacao High School Cadet
Sq., tell what they did to win the honor.
Other reports from No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3
will appear in future issues.

AWA R D W I N N E R S - - F r o m l e f t , L i n d a A r t e m i k ,
Cadet Sergeant of the Year; Nancy Lee, Cadet of the
Year; and, Mary Shanahan, Cadet Officer of the Year.

Our cadets enjoy active competition in
both sports and in the cadet program
itself. To inspire this participation,
awards are given. These include Cadet of
the Quarter and Cadet of the Year.
Competition is always close and this year
alone we had a three-way tie for Cadet of

the Year.
It has been a great experience to be
able to work with this fine squadron. One
of our main goals for this year and the
main goal of last year is improvement
over what we have already accomplished.

Many of our activities keep our
squadron in the public eye. Each year, the
squadron works with the local American
Cancer Society golf benefit at the world
famous Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach.
Many famous golfers give their time for
this benefit, including Jack Nicklaus, Ben
Crenshaw, Tom Watson and Ray Floyd, to
name a few.
Another of our yearly activities is with
one of the fixed base operators at Palm
Beach International Airport. Each year
they have a penny-per-pound airlift, with
all money being donated to "Wings of
Hope," an aviation charity which
operates airlift and medical help in
difficult-to-reach area. The Palm Beach
Cadet Sq. puts up an information booth
and helps with crowd control, since 1000
to 1,500 people fly in a short period of

Butler gets involved in rapelling
practice while another watches.

Our cadets visit and tour the United
States Coast Guard station, the Federal
Aviation Administration Air Traffic
Control Tower at West Palm Beach
Airport, the Weather Bureau, and
Eastern Airlines aircraft, to name a few.

AID AT GOLF MEET--Golfer Jack Nicklaus, center, poses with, from left,
Cadets Susan Cawley and John Benjamin.


JULY 1977


Explain How They Won The Honor
Humacao H.S. Cadet Sq.
Wins CAP's No. 5 Spot
Squadron Commander
HUMACAO, Puerto Rico--The
Humacao High School Cadet Sq. is well
known in our community. The strength is
high. Therefore. cadets are available for
any activity at any time. Sometimes
several groups of cadets participate in
different activities at the same time.
To have a high strength, we have our
own method of recruiting. Each cadet
tries to recruit his or her brother or
sister. We have 24 pairs of brotherssisters, enough cadets to organize a
squadron of 48 cadets. Every cadet
invites a friend to watch an activity in
order to stimulate him or her to join Civil
Air Patrol.
VISIT -- Navy's "Blue Angel" pilot, standing, talks to Humacao Squadron
members during visit of the aerial demonstration team. The "Blue Angel" team
said they had never seen a group of boys and girls with such a high esprit de corps, discipline, and courtesy.

Keeping Them Busy
In my hometown, Humacao, there are
many activities all around the year in
which my cadets are invited to
participate--social activities, sports,
school activities, inaugurations, club
initiations, parades, etc. The leaders of
these organizations show that our cadets
make a valuable contribution to the
success of their activities. After every
a c t i v i t y, w e r e c e i v e a l e t t e r o f
appreciation that motivates the cadets to
( E D I TO R ' S N O T E : M a j . M e r c e d
enclosed copies of three letters with his
news story from the Humacao Regional
Office of the Puerto Rico Department of
Education. The letters include an
invitation to the Humacao High School
Cadet Sq. to participate in an English
language activity at a local college and

'Every cadeiinvites
a friend to watch..,~
1. Introduction to Aerospace, Challenge
of Aerospace Power;
2. Aircraft in Flight, Power for
3. Navigation and The Weather;
two letters of thanks for taking part in the
exercise. One of the letters of thanks had
this to say: "I wish to express my
gratefulness for the participation of the
Civil Air Patrol under your command in
the English Program Activity held in the
Humacao College on May 12, 1977. The
cadets indeed make a good demonstration
of their skill.")
The participation of the cadets depends
on the kind of activity. During a parade,
the CAP is always in front with the flags,
followed by a band. We are never given
second place in a parade or any like
activity. On the starting point and at the
end of the parade, the people expect a
good show of drill by the cadets--fancy
drills and songs created by the squadron.

4. Dawning Space Age (two
Each course is one credit, 50 minutes
per day for 45 days. (EDITOR'S NOTE:
Aerospace studies are part of the high
school curriculum in Puerto Rico and
credit is given for completing these
courses. )
Because the parents know the type of
organization that Civil Air Patrol is, they

pay for food and billeting except w.hen the
encampment is a wing-level activity. A
National Guard unit provides
transportation from and to our hometown
when we have to travel long distances.
When the camping is on a National
Guard Reservation, this unit provides
everything, including food. The city
mayor and Civil Defense help when
requested, the latter by presenting
lectures on civil defense.
We t a k e m o v i e fi l m s i n S u p e r 8
cartridges of the most important events
of every activity at a cost of $5 per reel of
50 feet. We show these films to parents,
other students and adults. Our squadron is
well known in our community.

At sports activities, the cadets are
invited to raise the flags and salute while
the band plays the National Anthem.
Before and after the ceremony, the
people enjoy the cadets' show.
We have about five encampments each
year. including the wing encampment
which we call the Mitchell Encampment
because its credited for the Mitchell
Award. In these activities, we separate
the cadets by level of education and
experience basic, intermediate.
advanced, rangers, etc. to give everyone
what he or she needs in terms of training.
Our Academic Program
DEFENSE -- Boys and girls of
squadron enjoy excitement of seif-~lefense training. Instructors are
from local group.

We have divided the program in
quinmester courses. We have new cadets
every 45 days. I now have four courses for
four groups as follows:

RESCUE DRILL -- Cadets build raft, left, to rescue "victim," right.

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CAPF 114, "Ai

JULY 1977

We suggest you send for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) film catalog, which can be obtained by writing to
Film Library, AAC-44E Federal Aviation Administration, Box 25082, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73125. This free
catalog lists informational and training type films and audio slide presentations dealing with a broad range of aviation
subjects. There is no charge for the loan of the FAA films.

Director of Administratior


2. WATCH THOSE COPYRIGHTS! Some information officers and editors of unit newsletters continue to clip and
reprint articles-and particularly cartoons from daily newspapers and magazines. Practically all such cartoons (and the
cartoon characters themselves), magazine articles, etc., are protected by copyright laws. It is a violation of the law to
reprint these items without written permission. If you are guilty of this, you may be leaving yourself open to a possible
law suit, which may also involve the Civil Air Patrol Corporation.
3. RAFFLES, ANYONE? In addition to the above, some IOs occasionally print and distribute newsletters through
the mail which carry news about "raffles" or "give-aways" in which "'chances" are sold. It is a violation"of postal laws
and regulations to distribute such material through the mail. If you have been guilty of this, you could again be leaving
yourself open to trouble.
4. H E L P! All emergency services manuals, regu!ations, and pamphlets are being updated this summer. If you have
any suggestions, get them to us F A S T!!!! (National Headquarters CAP/DOSS, Maxwell AFB AL 36112) We also need
your local forms.

Many members hove expressed o desire
more than $2.00 included in this invoice,
to make m, additional contribution pl(
the amount below and add to the amour

_ 5. AUTHORIZATION TO RIDE IN CAP AIRCRAFT. CAPM 60-1 is very specific as to who may pilot or ride in
CAP aircraft. With few exceptions (para 2-6e), the person must be a member of CAP. Moreover, for flight purposesl
a CAP member must carry a current CAP membership card (para 2-7). This means a prospective member who has made
application, but has not yet received a membership card, is not permitted to ride in CAP aircraft.

1 ~ A I R C R A F T M O D E R N I Z AT I O N
4 [ ] C O M M U N I C AT I O N S E Q U I P.

6. CHANGE IN ENCAMPMENT REPORTING PROCEDURES. Encampment reports are prepared by the encamp5 [] rACE
ment commander using CAP Form 20 and CAP Form 7. A separate report will be prepared for each wing having cadets
in attendance. Reports for type B encampments should be submitted only-after the final session and will list only those
cadets who completed the minimum requirements of the entire encampment. The Form 20 must list the figures for all
F]$3.00 [~ $5.00 [-] $t0.00 $_
attendees at the encampment, as in the past. The Form 7. however, will only list cadets attending their first encampment.
For example, if 50 cadets and 10 senior members attend encampment and 35 of the cadets are attending their first type A
I:Jfective 1 July 1977. renewal s
or B encampment, the Form 20 will show 50 and 10 in the appropriate blocks, but the Form 7 will only list the 35 firstitself 1o economy and e/]iciency a
time cadet attendees. This change is being added to CAPM 50-16./This item expires 30 Nov 77 unless sooner rescinded or TTH
and a return envelope. Instruction
superseded. /

a. CAPR 35-2, "Notification Procedures in Case of Death, Injury, or Serious Illness," 25 May 1977, supersedes
CAPR 35-2, 6 September 1974.


b. CAPR 35-11, "Civil Air Patrol Assistance to the USAF Recruiting Service," I0 May 1977, supersedes
CAPR 35-11,20 May 1963.
c. CAPR 39-3, "Award of CAP Medals, Ribbons. and Certificates," 25 April 1977, supersedes CAPR 39-3,
2 January 1976 and CAPR 900-9, 20 January 1971.
d. CAPR 67-4, "Acquiring, Reporting, and Disposing of Corporate Aircraft," 10 May 1977, supersedes
CAPM 67-4, 3 January 1973 (not distributed below wing).
e. CAPP 35-1, "Listing of CAP National Councils, Boards, and Committees," 1 May 1977, supersedes
CAPP 35-1-1, l March 1975. (One-time issue only; no additional copies available this headquarters.)
f. CAPP 1 lO-l, "Federal Statutes Affecting Civil Air Patrol." 25 May 1977, has been published.
g. CAPFs 28 and 28A, "Test - Level 11. Aerospace Education Guide (Senior)," and the answer sheet thereto,
May 1977, supersede CAPRs 28 and 28A. July 1972.
h. CAPFs 29 and 29A. "Test - Level I1. Aerospace Education Guide (Technician)," and the answer sheet thereto,
May 1977, supersede CAPFs 29 and 29A, July 197,2.




membership expiration date.


TOTAL DUES. Members st
date. Also, the $2.00 contri[



i. CAPF 33, "Aerospace Education Guide - Master Rating, CAP Senior Training Program (Level ll)," May 1977, 11.
supersedes CAPF 33, July 1972.
The Civil Air Patrol BULLETIN is published monthly. It contains official announcements, interim changes to CAP
publications, and other items of interest for all CAP members.

the CAP rating awarded in ac

should indicate his/her prefe
be distributed equally.
NOTE. The cadet renewal
$2.00. A Iso. the cadet fi)rms



JULY 1977

NASAR Is No Threat to CAP
By Maj. Robert Mattson
Who is NASAR? Is NASAR going
to replaceCivil Air Patrol? The
answer is no!
I have heard many CAP and
Air Force people express fear of
NASAR. Invariably, that fear is
based on rumor and misconception. Earlier this year, NASAR
sent a short fact sheet to many
of you, outlining who they are
and what they are trying to accomplish.~ In case you didn't
receive a copy, or still have
some questions, allow me to give
you my view of the National
Association for Search and
Rescue (NASARL
What is NASAR? It is an
organization of people and agencies devoted to saving lives. Who
are' these people and agencies?
Civil Air Patrol, the United
States Coast Guard, the Moantain Rescue Association, the
Department of Emergency Services of many states, numerous
sheriffs, rescue dog teams, the
National Park Service, the
National SAR School, and on and
on. Many CAP members are also
members of NASAR. The bulk of
NASAR membership is in-

dividuals from many, many independent local rescue teams.
What is the purpose of forming such a national organization?
Basically, they are all tired of
re-inventing the wheel. The
organization was formed with
the express purpose of pooling
ideas and eliminating duplication of effort. NASAR has been
the forum for new ideas in
search and rescue, and for the
first time people in all phases of
SAR work were able to see what
others had developed. And they
realized they could adapt some
of the ideas for their specific
NASAR is now in its ninth year
and its members are attempting
to speak with one voice for the
SAR community. Through their
conferences and by individual effort, they have identified
problem areas (such as lack of
common communication equipment and differences in data
collection systems) and have
formed committees to attempt
to offer some suggestions on how
to solve them.
Is NASAR a threat to Civil Air
Patrol? No! NASAR is not a
threat. NASAR has only one paid

employee-- the executive
secreta~ at $2 (yes, I said two
doll~)-~r yeaY. NASAR has no
airplanes, no radios, and no
ground vehicles, no dog teams
and no equipment of any kind.
Its membership is made up of
individuals interested only in
certain parts of the full range of
search and rescue activities and
their primarypurpose is to share
ideas and worktogether to solve
common SAR problems.
NASAR is similar to other
professional associations, etc.
They discuss problems of common interest but the organization does not perform the duties
of its members. Each member is
free to act independently and
joins the association only for the
information and support it may
CAP members can and should
be a large part of this organization since we are probably the
largest private search and
rescue organization in the world.
CAP. does not have all the
answers. We should be the finest
aerial searchers, and we have
more communications equipment than almost anyone else.
But we don't have too many

jeeps, horses, mountain rescue
teams, snowmobile rescue
teams, helicopters, search dogs,
man-tracking specialists, or
many of the special talents used
in search and rescue.
What NASAR is trying to do is
to bring us all together so that
someone in need of help can get
expert assistance more quickly.
NASAR is concerned with improving the quality of SAR
assistance. To help accomplish
this, they encourage SARdedicated people, such as
yourself, to share ideas and experiences with others.
Many individuals in the search
and rescue-field have contributed articles to Search and
Rescue Magazine, the official
publication of NASAR. These articles have covered all areas of
search and rescue. Communications, search theory,
strategies for ground search, a
bibliography of emergency services publications, aerial reconnaissance in SAR, land search
organization, vehicle tracking,
establishing search area
priorities are only a few of the
topics covered.
Their annual conference is
another way to get updated on

the latest SAR techniques,
equipment and thinking. The
ninth NASAR conference will be
held in Nashville, Tenn., Sept.
16-18. For details of the conference, write to: NASAR, P.O.
BOx 40138, NashVille, Tenn.
Many topics and much information will be covered during
the conference and if you are
able to attend, you will find a
most dedicated group of search
and rescue personnel.
It shouldn't take you long to
realize that "they" are all involved in trying to help people in "
trouble. "We" are also involved
in trying to help people in trouble
and it takes many skills and the
dedication of many people.
Civil Air Patrol has nothing to
fear from the National Association for Search and Rescue
because CAP is NASAR and our
friends in NASAR, on the
ground, in the mountains, have
much to share with us. All of us
involved in search and rescue activities must cooperate to
provide the very best emergency
services in the communities
which we serve.
Let us all work together "that
others may live."


Fire, Live ELT Distract Practice

Members Get Involved in Extra 'Missions'
FREDERICK, Md.--Members
of the Maryland Wing became
involved in two additional
"missions" here recently while
conducting a routine search and
rescue practice mission.
While participating in the SAR
practice and evaluation, a
ground team from the
Chesapeake, Howard and Gunpowder Comp. Sqs., returning to
Frederick Airport, spotted
smoke in an open field. A fire
was located approximately one-

.~o Amli mile from the highway.
The team contacted the CAP
base at Frederick Airport which,
in turn, contacted the Carroll
County Central Alarm. A
volunteer fire group was dispatched to the scene but the CAP
members had extinguished the
blaze by the time firemen
The other incident involved an
emergency locator transmitter
(ELT) signal which members
started receiving while on the

practice mission. Since all ELT
signals are assumed to be a
plane in distress, CAP members
used their tracking devices to
locate the ELT. It was found in
an airplane parked at Frederick
Airport. The owner, when found,
stated that he had just changed
batteries in the ELT and was unaware that the switch was in the

CAP Buildings Used
In Making TV Movie
BURIA1NGTON, Wash. -- Movie
workers were busy here recently preparing the Bayview Airport area for filming a television movie about
World War II. Civil Air Patrol
got in the act.

SMART UNIT--Cadets, from left, John Zeman, Joe Skaptason, Ron Rode and Nathan Weinsaft, members of the
Johnson County Comp. Sq. (Kansas Wing) color guard,
step smartly in recent VFW "Loyalty Day" parade in
Shawnee Mission, Karts. The unit, winner of malzy trophies,
won first plaee among marehing units in the parade and
third among all units.

"on" position.
The practice mission itself involved more than 200 CAP
members and approximately 30
aircraft, along with a Wide
assortment of vehicles. It was
based at Frederick Airport on a
Saturday--the same day of the
Preakness horse race.
The mission involved

The movie, "The Lost
Prince," depicts the life of the
older Kennedy brother, Joseph
Kennedy Jr., who was killed in
World War II when an explosivefilled bomber he was flying on a
special mission exploded. Actor
Peter Strauss portrays Kennedy.
The authentic World War II
barracks at Bayview Airport,
used in the film, belong to CAP's
Skagit Comp.Sq. (Washington
Wing) and were loaned to ABC
for use in making the movie. The
barracks and the area at the airport were altered to resemble an
air base in England during World
War If.
The CAP buildings were
painted a camouflage green and
the inside of the buildings were
changed for various scenes. The
cadet room was altered to look
like a WWII officers club, the
senior member meeting room
was changed into a post chapel,
and the outer cadet building was
used for wardrobe.
The dean of Hollywood air

films, Frank Tallman, did the
flight sequences for the movie.
All of the air battles and air
scenes were filmed over
Bayview Airport and the San
Juan islands. The movie will be
seen on television this fall.

searching for a downed Cessna
150 (simulated) missing en route
from Lancaster, Penn., to Front
Royal, Va. While the search for
the Cessna was still in progress,
a second search was initiated,
this time for a missing
(simulated) helicopter flying
from Baltimore-Washington
International Airport to the
Maryland-Pennsylvania border
and back.
Both of the searches are
typical of those in which the
Maryland Wing might be involved in if they were real.
The two "victims" of the
helicopter crash were located
first. CAP members practiced
first aid on these two as part of
the practical training received
during the mission. Later in the
day,-the Cessna 150 was located
and a ground team dispatched to
the location.




JULY 1977

CPR Course Given
To CAP Members
In Statewide Effort
West Virginia Wing IO

Members of the Martinsburg
Comp. Sq. (West Virginia Wing)
have been taking instruction
recently in cardiac-pulmonary
resuscitation from Bill Gaines.
one of seven instructors within
the state working as regional
CPR ~oordinators under the
auspices of the West Virginia
Heart Association.
Basic purpose of the course is
to provide the student with the
necessary skills to restore circulation and ventilation for persons whose heart has stopped or
whose breathing is impaired by
an attack.
Using an automated mannequin, Resusci Anne, the students
learn exactly how and where to
apply pressure for heart
massage, and the proper technique for administering mouth-to-

Cadet Rides

Righth .d
Pilot Seat

GRAND RAPIDS. Minn -CAP Cadet David Hanson
of the Grand Rapids Comp.
Sq. (Minnesota Wing) was
the first to qualify recently
for the opportunity to fly in the
righthand seat and observe the
operation of an airline flight for
the 400-mile trip from here to
Minneapolis and return.
This cadet training program
was started through the cooperation of Mesaba Aviation, a commuter air carrier, and the Grand
Rapids Comp. Sq. The cadets sit
in on the pilot's briefing and
observe the flight plan
procedure of the pilot.
The flights are made in a
Cessna 402 twin-engine aircraft.
It is hoped that, eventually, all
qualified cadets will be able to
make the flight.
Cadet Hanson was seen off on
his flight by his parents and
younger brother.

mouth resuscitation. The
mannequin, the latest tool in
teaching techniques, costs over
$900 and is furnished courtesy of
City Hospital.
A mechanical device inside the
mannequin causes a light to
appear on a signalling device to
indicate to the student if he is
applying the needed techniques
properly. Another device inside
the mannequin provides a readout sheet so that the student and
instructor can see a printed
record of the student's efforts.
Eye pupil dilation and pulse beat
are built into the mannequin.
Classesare usually restricted
to 15 students. Upon completion
of the course, usually requiring
six hours time, the students are
given a proficiency examination.
In teaching the CAP cadets,
Gaines was assisted by R. Shelton
Davis, a city firefighter who is
also operations officer for the
local CAP squadron.
The program, it is hoped, will
eventually reach one person in
every household, or one in every
four persons in the state. Gaines,
who is teaching the course
throughout seven counties, says
t h e g o a l i s t o m a k e We s t
Virginia a safer place to live
especially for heart patients.

EXTERNAL MASSAGE -- 1st Lt. Ken Voyticky watches as Cadet Karen Hummel uses
manikin to demonstrate external cardiac massage for interested bystanders visiting .CAP display at Cleveland, Ohio. Parma Cadet Sq. 1103 (Ohio Wing) took advantage of the Cleveland
Sports Show,. which drew some 150,000 persons, to promote Civil Air Patrol with an impressive
display at the show. The squadron staged a number of demonstrations, did recruiting and
handed out information about CAP during the 10-day event.

Cadet Gets Spaatz A ward
A t Luncheon in Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb.--Civil Air
Patrol Cadet Margaret R. Simmons received the prestigious
Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award here
recently in a ceremony witness-

Texas Squadron

All-Day Exercise Held
At WWII Flying Field
Randolph AFB Comp. Sq. held
an all-day operations exercise
recently at Hondo, Tex., at a
former World War II flying field.
A communications net was established to function during a
simulated natural disaster and
in conducting ground search and
rescue missions to find personnel who might have been injured in the disaster.
Some members of the
squadron perfected their skills
in rocketry, sending the model
rockets high into the Texas sky
while an observation team, using
ranging equipment and two-way

radios, measured the height of
each rocket flight and reported
to mobile headquarters.
Other squadron members
were sent to the Hondo Radar
Station where they were briefed
by the official on duty. The radar
installation is operated by the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and
serves a 200-mile radius.
Throughout the exercise, safety was stressed to prevent any
possible accident.
The squadron, commanded by
Capt. Ely I. Bergmann of San
Antonio is based on 'this Air
Foree installation.


ed by CAP Brig. Gen. Thomas C.
Casaday, national commander.
and Air Force Gen. Carl A.
Miller, CAP executive director.
The presentation was made by
Nebraska Secretary of State
Alan Beerman at a Chamber of
Commerce luncheon. Gen. Casaday and Gen. Miller attended the
luncheon to brief members of
the C of C about Civil Air Patrol.
Cadet Simmons was the first
female cadet in the Nebraska
Wing to receive the Spaatz
Award which is the highest that
can be earned in CAP's Cadet
She joined Civil Air Patrol in
July 1972, received her Mitchell
Award in August 1974 and the
Earhart Award in July 1975. She
attended the Cadet Officers

School in June 1975 and participated in the InternationalAir
Cadet Exchange in 1976 when she
visited Great Britain. She has
also been the vice chairman of
the Nebraska Wing Cadet Advisory Council and assisted the
wing commander in briefing the
governor of Nebraska about
Civil Air Patrol. Cadet Simmons
has been an~ Upaor Roll student
throughout her high school
career and has received a fouryear scholarship at the University of Nebraska.
At the conclusion of the
ceremony and the briefing,
Secretary of State Beerman
presented Gen. Casaday and
Gen. Miller with"commissions"
as admirals in the "Great Navy
of the State of Nebraska."

Florida Wing A verts
17 Potential Missions
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -Civil Air Patrol members
averted 17 potential aerial
search and rescue missions here
earlier this year during the
Daytona Beach 500 auto race, according to CAP Lt. Col. David M:
Moseley, commander of the
Florida Wing's Group 20.
Two of these instances involved Ugandan students who
reported overdue on flights in
the area.
This was accomplished through
"Operation Safeguard," a project designed to keep up with
private planes flying into the
area for the race. The operation
lasted slightly less than 24 hours.
During this period, CAP
members worked 2,721 airplanes
at airports including Daytona
Beach and others close enough
for visitors to drive to the race.
They checked takeoffs, landings and made ramp checks,
logging this information for the
benefit of airpGrt and aviation
authorities. Average time for
reporting on overdue aircraft
when requested by the Orlando
Flight Service.was four minutes,
according to Col. Moseley who
was mission coordinator for the

CAP radios and personnel
were stationed at Daytona
Beach, Orlando, Deland, New
Smyrna, and Ormund Beach.

Cadets Guard
01d Mail Plane
At Akron Stop
AKRON. Ohio--Cadets from
the Ohio Wing's Sector C stood
guard recently over an antique
aircraft during its stopover at
Akron Municipal Airport.
The aircraft, last of the antique mail planes still flying, is a
51-year-old Douglas M-2, open
cockpit biplane. Owned by
Western Airlines which restored
the antique, the aircraft has
been hopping across the country,
en route to the Smithsonian InStitution in Washington.
The cadets, who were responsible for maintaining security
over the plane, were participating at the time in a training mission. They were assigned
to the satellite base at Akron
Municipal Airport.


JULY 1977

Area Gets
Relief Help

Glider Flights
Aid Squadron
In Recruiting

Squadron I0
NEWARK, Del. Relief
supplies for Appalachian flood
victims left the ~Newark area
recently, the result of efforts by
CAP's Newark Cadet Sq.
(Delaware Wing).
With help from the Salvation
Army, Eckerd's Drug Store,
which sent drug supplies, and
area churches, the young men
and women of Civil Air Patrol
collected supplies for more than
a week and housed them in the
Newark police gym. Coordinator
for the project was Faye Lutz, a
native of Kentucky.
With permission from their
squadron commander, Maj. Earl
E. Jones II, the members, led by
Sayeed Khan, David Hamid and
Alan Makeever, collected 67
cartons full of clothes.
Since Civil Air Patrol is an Air
Force auxiliary, the Air Force
flew the supplies from the
Wilmington Airport to
Louisville, Ky., and from there
the American Red Cross got
them to distribution centers
along the route of the flooding
earlier this year.


GLIDER FLIGHT--Cadet C. R. Eldridge, the squadron's
cadet commander, enjoys glider flight. He is working
toward earning his solo wings in powered flight.

Seminar Demonstrates
Interest in A erospace

CHICAGO The growing interest in aerospace was amply
demonstrated here recently
when approximately 60 Civil Air
Patrol cadets, senior members
and other interested individuals
packed the briefing room of the
126th Air Refueling Group,
~Illinois Air National Guard,
O'Hare International Airport,
for the Illinois Wing's Aerospace
Education Cadet Seminar.
Coordinated by the Cadet Section staff of the Illinois Wing's
headquarters and by the Illinois
PONCE, Puerto Rico -Division of Aeronautics, Office
Members of CAP's Dr. Pila
of CAP Affairs, the seminar
H i g h S c h o o l C a d e t S % r e - ' centered on providing young peoceived high p~raise ~'i-e~n~I~
ple with an over-all view of the
from the t-'once mayor and local
various segments of aviation and
Civil Defense authorities for
their reaction and help during a aerospace and a career orientation on the many job opporflash flood alert.
Senior and cadet members, un- tunities which exist in this field.
Members of CAP squadrons
der the command of 2nd Lt. Jose
from the greater Chicago area
J. Clavell, deployed quickly to
were represented at the all-day
local CD headquarters and
affair which was climaxed by a
provided guards for the stand-by
tour of Air Force aircraft. Lt.
heavy equipment there and for
Col. Albert G. Nicholson, Illinois
the CD operational offices.
They also helped direct heavy Wing commander, presented
Certificates of Completion to all
incoming and outgoing traffic
who attended. Cadet Paul Gilles
and provided a radio watch during the alert. Changing weather of the Fox Valley Sq. won the
condition eliminated the flood Most Active Participant Award.
Cadet squadrons represented
hazard and the unit was quickly
at the seminar included:

Arlington Heights. Cherokee
(DuPage County), Evanston,
F o x Va l l e y, L i b e r t y v i l l e Mundelein, North Shore,
Palwaukee, River Park.
Rockford, and Washington Park.
A number of senior members
and headquarters staff officers
also attended.

CINCINNATI, Ohio-- Cincinnati Camp. Sq. 101 (Ohio Wing)
started it all in late 1976 with
plans for a special recruitment
drive to give sagging
membership a much-needed shot
in the arm.
As an incentive to recruiters, a
free glider flight was promised
to the cadet who turned in the
greatest number of prospects
who became members during
the period from Jan. 1 to March
31, 1977. As an added carrot factor, it was decided to give one of
the new cadets joining during the
contest period a free glider flight
also. His or her name would be
drawn at random.
Then things really began to
happen. First, the squadron exceeded its new member goal by
a wide margin. Second, so much
interest was generated in the
glider flights that the decision
was made to get the whole
squadron into the action.
Ironically, the drastic winter
weather of 1977 helped the cause.
From December through

February, the squadron was unable to maintain its schedule of
orientation flights. So, funds for
these flights were earmarked for
the glider program.
By early April, things were all
set. Squadron .101 paid approximately two-thirds of the cost for
glider flights, with cadets (except for contest winners) paying
the remaining one-third. By late
April, Squadron 101 was airborne.
Using three gliders and two
tow planes at Lane's Soaring
School, Lebanon-Warren County Airport near Cincinnati, 22
cadets were flown in an allafternoon
Demonstrating the widespread
interest in the program, about 70
members of the cadets' families
were present to watch.
Good weather, beautifully
maintained equipment and
precision scheduling combined
to make a memorable afternoon.
Not only did Squadron 101
membership soar, so did each
cadet in the squadron.

Puerto Rico Unit
Gets High Praise

Army Personnel Join
In Activating New Unit
recent months, the Presidio of
San Francisco Camp. Flight 86
has been activated after nearly
10 years of having no CAPunit in
the area.
Most of the senior members of
the unit are active-duty military
personnel. Army Lt. Col. (Dr.)
Sylvan Ruark. chief of Health
and Environment Services at
Letterman Army Medical
Center. is the medical-aerospace
officer for the CAP unit.
Chaplain (Capt.) Raymond
Puddle. an active-duty Army
chaplain, is also assigned to the
medical center. Both these officers are studying for their instructor rating to enable them to
provide orientation flights to the
unit's cadets.
Another Army man. Sp. 5
Howard Semey, is a CAP second
lieutenant in the flight and is
deputy commander of cadets.

Semey is assigned to the
Letterman Army Institute of
R e s e a r c h i n t h e Tr o p i c a l
Medicine Department. He has a
B.S. degree in Entomology.
Semey is a 10-year veteran of
CAP servme as a cadet and
senior member.

GLIDER SOLO -- Cadet Elizabeth C. "Beth" Wright, a member of the Gen. Claire L. Ch~'nnault Cadet Sq., New Orleans, La., raises canopy of glider in which she soloed on April 29, her
14th birthday and the minimum age for such a solo. The flight was made at Oak Hill Glider
Port, Robert, La. Cadet Wright, a member of CAP for two years, is the daughter of Maj.
Charlotte Payne Wright, Louisiana Wing director of Senior Program and also wing information officer. (Photo by Maj. Wright)

Unit in Washington Wing
Holds Its Own SARCAP

E V E R E T T. Wa s h . C A P ' s
Paine Field Camp. Sq.
(Washington Wing) held its own
squadron SARCAP recently.
M a j . H o w a r d H u r l e y, t h e

Iowa ELT Training Mission
Held at Mason City Airport
M A S O N C I T Y. I o w a T h e
North Iowa Camp. Sq. hosted an
ELT (emergency locator transmitter) search training mission
recently here at the Mason City
Municipal Airport.
Col. Patricia Gigstad. Iowa
Wing commander, and two of
her staff members. Capt. Don
Bailey and 2nd Lt. Sam Norris.
were the official observers and
advisers for the training mission.
C l a s s e s o n E LT a n d

emergency services were held
on Saturday morning. Practice
sorties were flown in the afternoon with 15 flights being made.
The exercise began on Sunday
morning and was conducted as if
an actual search was in
progress. Clues and information
were fed to the pilots by Capt.
Bailey. Lt. Burton TeKippe of
the North Iowa Camp. Sq. was
t h e fi r s t t o l o c a t e t h e E LT

squadron commander, set up
two targets, one involving the
use of an ELT (emergency
locater transmitter) and another
involving the search for a mmslng aircraft without an ELT.
Purpose of the mission was to
expose all squadron pilots and
observers to an ELT and the
proper procedure to follow in
searching for a missing aricraft.
The squadron had seven aircraft available for the mission one corporate aircraft.
one rented aircraft, and five
member owned aircraft. Nineteen senior members and nine
cadets from the Paine Field unit
took part in the mission. First
Lt. Harry Selland was misston
The targets consisted of
volunteers from the Sandpoint
Cadet Sq. and one from the
Paine Field unit.

Second Lt. Gerald Patterson
set up a complete communications system. Other
ground positions were filled by
various members as they were
available in order to expose
e v e r y o n e t o t h e d i ff e r e n t
positions and to give everyone a
chance on the air.
Most senior members received
two sorties and an opportunity to
try two message drops. The
closest message drop landed 50
feet from the target.
A number of cadets worked
the flightline under the direction
o f t h e c a d e t c o m m a n d e r.
William F. Campbell.
Lt. Cols. Theodore Tax and
Martin D. Heiz. Washington
Wing Area 3 coordinators, were
present throughout the day, conducting an Air Force evaluation
of the mission.

JULY 1977



Attire Was ' Practical,'
S a y s O l d - Ti m e P i l o t
........ .,~


Charter Member Book
Available at Bookstore
CAP Col. Zack Mosley is
famous as the author of the cornic strip, "Smilin Jack," an
authentic aviation adventure
strip which ran for 40 years. The
strip, beloved by millions of
aviation,minded readers, was
retired in 1973.
Zack is also a charter member
of Civil Air Patrol and is one of
its founders. He is a veteran
pilot in his own right and won an
Air Medal for flying Coastal
Patrol duty in World War II.
Now he has told the story
his years of flying and the
background of "Smilin' Jack,"
as well as his association with
autobiographical book which he
has named, "Brave Coward
The book is available at the
CAP Bookstore at a discount
price to members. The regular
price is $6.95 plus 50 cents
postage, but is available at the
Bookstore for $5.95 and the

Bookstore will pay the postage,
This is a saving of $1.50.
The book will be sent by U.S.
Postal Service, Fourth Class
Book Rate. If you desire quicker
delivery by United Parcel Service, enclose an additional 80
cents with your order,
The book is published by
Valkyrie Press, Inc., 2136 First
Ave. South, St. Petersburg, Fla.
O n ,

with the wings filled with ping
pong balls, hnd the winning of
the Harmon Trophy as the captain of the first transatlantic
commercial flight.
Merrill's flying days did not
end with his retirement as line
captain with Eastern. He continued in an advisory capacity
with that company for several
years thereafter and today, at
83, holds a first class medical
Some time ago, Jimmy Doolittie was asked whether he would
like to do it all over again if he
had the chance. His answer was:
"Hell, no! I might not be as
lucky the second time around as
I was the first."
When Merrill was asked the
same question recently, he looked up at the ceiling of his office
and. with a hint of a smile in his
eyes, he said: "There is nothing
I would rather do. I'd love to go
to Richmond tonight and take
my regular mail flight out at 1
a.m. to Atlanta, with stops in
Greensboro and Spartanburg."
He paused momentarily and
added: "However, there are a
few nights I'd like to leave out."
For further information on the
"Golden Wings Over Richmond"
show and celebration, contact
Aero Theater, Inc., Rt. 5, Box
287, Arnold, Md. 21012.

the this two five-hour days. More show than on each 55 air- of
craft will fly in this event and the
show itself will he supported by
extensive static displays and exhibits from all areas of the aviation world. Many celebrities and
dignitaries from the aviation,
political and show business communities are expected to attend
or participate.
The celebration will be held on
the 50th anniversary of the date

Regi C nfab D


3 0 0

STAUNT()N, Va.--The Middle
East Region held its conference
here in late April with nearly 300
members present for the occasion,
Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday of Birmingham, Ala., CAP
national commander, and Air
Force Brig. Gen. Carl S, Miller,
executive director, joined Col.

. Please send me

copies of "Braw: Coward Zack."


The pilot, who had just returned from a day at Virginia Beach,
strode onto the field in an outfit
that some might consider unorthodox. This pilot was the
colorful Dick Merrill and the
outfit consisted of helmet.
goggles, parachute, gun belt.
shoes socks, and bathing attire.
"It was really quite practical," Merrill commented
recently, "since it was hot as
Hades in the cockpit of that Pitcairn." A handy photographer
snapped a picture just before
Merrill's departure and the moment was recorded for posterity.
This was, of course, just one
moment among many in the
career of Merrill, one of
America's great pilots. This incident took place at Byrd Field
here in Richmond Va., where,
on Oct. 15 and 16 of this year.
Merrill will be among those
honored as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of this airport.
The entire history of flight,
from balloons to the most
modern aircraft, will be
presented in 34 dramatic
vignettes during the course of

in 1927 when Charles Lindbergh
dedicated this airfield.
Dick Merrill, now the curator
of the Shannon Air Museum inFredericksburg, Va., began
barnstorming in 1920 and flew
a Standard J-1 around the
country until 1927 when he joined
St. Tamani Airways to fly the
mail in a Fokker Universal
between New Orleans and Arianta, with stops in Mobile and Birmingham.
In June 1928. Merrill joined
Pitcairn Aviation. which was
based here at Byrd Field: and
flew the mail out of here until
1932. During the latter part of
this period. Pitcairn was sold to
Eastern Air Transport. It was
with this company that Merrill
spent the remainder of his
career. In 1932. he moved to
Washington and began flying a
regular passenger run between
that city and Atlanta, using
Eastern's Curtiss Condors.
In 1962. Capt. Dick Merrill
stepped out of the cockpit of an
Eastern Airlines DC-8 into
retirement after a career that
had spanned 42 years, some 45.000 hours of flight time, and a
long list of aviation accomplishments. His career included the famous flight across
the Atlantic with entertainer
Harry Richmond in a Vultee V-1





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board the waiting Pitcairn
Mailwing and all was ready for
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Louisa S. Morse, region commander, for the weekend of
meetings and festivities.
A social hour and VIP dinner
on Friday evening kicked off the
weekend. A general session on
Saturday morning included
speeches by Gen. Miller, Air
Force Col. John K. Schroeder
Jr., MER liaison commander, and
Gordon T. Weir, CAP national
administrator. The rest of the
morning was spent in presenting
a number of awards,
Seminars were conducted
Saturday afternoon for: region
and wing commanders and
deputies; unit commanders;
cadet programs; senior
programs; information;
operations; inspection;
logistics; emergency services;
safety; communications;
aerospace education; legal, and
Reserve assistance coordinators. The regional Cadet Advisory Council also met.
Gen. Casaday spoke at the
banquet on Saturday evening.
Special guest was George B.
Kutche, deputy assistant
secretary of the Air Force for
Reserve Affairs.

CA--NYON "RESCUE"--North Dakota Wing cadets remove
simulated victim from a river canyon near Dickinson, N.D.,
recently during a recent weekend SAR test by the wing. The
cadets practiced rescue and aid techniques such as this while
pilots and observers flew 18 search sorties. The exercise involved 47 cadets, 39 seniors, 10 aircraft and 12 ground

JULY 1977


Northeast Region
During a recent Lions Club Walk-AThon, members of Squadron 1408 (Pennsylvania Wing) provided safety and communications services... The Gen. Carl
A. Spaatz Sq. (Pennsylvania Wing) was
represented in the annual Memorial Day
Parade of Boyertown recently. Thirty-one
members and three privately owned
vehicles participated. Cadet Commander
Thomas A. Manley led the marchingunit
consisting of Senior Member William J.
Hoch and Cadets John Batdorf, Kirk E.
Twardowski, Gerald L. Brensinger,
Charles Staso, Randy Fox, Scan
Dempsey, Johnny Bradford, Tracy Lee
Jones, Charles W. Gargle, Michael
I-Iagenbuch, and Christian Kopp.
Plattsburg Cadet No. 1 (New York
Wing) recently participated in an open
house sponsored by the Adirondack Moantain Group. The purpose of the open house
was to recruit new members. Aircraft on
display included a UH-1N helicopter
and a T-34... WO Steven Gullberg of the
Newport County Comp. Sq. (Rhode Island
Wing) has accepted an appointment to the
U.S. Naval Academy and will report in
The Cape Cod Comp. Sq.
(Massachusetts Wing) recently added
seven new members to its ranks. The six
new cadets are James Beaulieu, Helen
Flaherty, Jonathan Flaherty, Crystal
Munroe, Stephen Wright and Courtney
Deines. The new senior member is James
Mackey. Recruiting is credited to the
102nd Fighter Interceptor Group of the
Massachusetts Air National Guard which
gives an hour's time in anF-106 Interceptor
simulater for every two cadets that are
recruited... The Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Sq.
(Pennsylvania Wing)~J~%J~een ~med ....
"Squadron of the Year" for 1976. At the
same time, Lt. Col. Elizabeth Magners,
commander of the squadron," was named
"Commander of the Year."
Two cadets from the Newport County
Comp. Sq. recently soloed in the Rhode
Island Wing Cessna 150. Cadets Allen
Pearson and Andrew Davis earned their
solo wings through the flight scholarship
program... A Level I Clinic was hosted
recently by DuBois Gateway Comp. Sq.
(Pennsylvania Wing). The class was
directed by Maj. Richard Heberling and
Maj. Ray Whetstine was evaluator of the
clinic... Recently 15 cadets from South
Hills Comp. Sq. (Pennsylvania Wing)
toured the Air Force Museum at WrightPatterson AFB, Ohio. The cadets flew to
Dayton, Ohio, and back on a KC-97 refueling tanker during which time the crew explained the plane and its function.

Middle East Region
Members of Brandywine Cadet Sq.
(Delaware Wing) recently held an open
house with the goals of informing the
public about CAP and recruiting new

members. Distinguished guests at the activity included Col. Louisa Morse, commander, Middle East Region, Col.
William Everett, commander, Delaware
Wing, and Lt. Col. Adelaide Tinker, information officer, Delaware Wing.
Cadet Joseph A. Hamilton, a member
of the Fairfax Comp. Sq. (National
Capital Wing) has received an appointment to the Air Force Academy. This
brings to four the number of appointments to the academy from this
squadron... A SARCAP was held recently for members of the Easton Comp. Sq.
(Maryland Wing). Cadets Jane-Moriah
Coundjeris, Linda Hanrahan, Laura Dawson, Keith Adams, Jim McDaniel, Darren
Davis, and John Robertson participated
in the mission... Lt. Col. Charles W. Dixon Jr. of Group I, North Carolina Wing,
has been appointed District Deputy
Grand Master of the 61st Masonic District
of the Grand Ledge of Ancient Free and
Accepted Mason of North Carolina.
Cadet Scott Gross, a .member of the
Norfolk Comp. Sq. (Virginia Wing), has
earned his solo wings. Cadet Gross is
following in the footsteps of his father and
brother who are both pilots and members
of the squadron . . . Cadets and senior
members of the Newark Cadet Sq.
(Delaware Wing) helped out at a local air
show recently by parking cars and
protecting the planes from vandalism.

Southeast Region
Cadets from the Jackson Cadet Sq.
(Mississippi Wing) collected gate money
for the Mississippi State Arts Festival
recently. They were on duty from Friday
evening to Tuesday evening. The Arts
Festival committee then presented a
check for $100 to the squadron for their
help . . . Recently, members of the
Orlando Cadet Sq. (Florida Wing) were
treated to a snakebite familiarization
class by a local physician. They were
taught how to recognize poisonous snakes,
the treatment of a snakebite in an
emergency situation and were shown
slides showing the effects of some
Dobbins AFB Cadet Sq. cadets
(Georgia Wing) took part recently in a
fund-raising activity for a local television
station. The squadron participates
quarterly in the fund raising effort to
keep the non-profit station operating.
Cadet Wallis J. Burnette Jr. of the
Roebuck Cadet Sq. (Alabama Wing) has
received an appointment to the U.S.
Naval Academy. He has been a member
of the squadron since 1975 and presently
holds the position of deputy flight
commander . . . Eight cadets from the
Dr. Pila High School Cadet Sq. (Puerto
Rico Wing) have attended the Puerto
Rico Wing Ranger School. The cadets
were Ragael Amill, Edward Baez, Efrain
Cruz, Guillermo Cruz, Virgen Cruz,
Freddy Figuero, Ruben Irizarry and
Ruben Rodriguez.


Great Lakes Region
Members of the Bay City Comp. Sq.
(Michigan Wing) recently completed the
Red Cross Standard First Aid Course in
conjunction with their Search and Rescue
training. Those participating in the
course included: Maj. Leo Mercier, Capt.
Roy Loiselle, 1st Lts. Leonard Slavik,
Howard Schroeder, and Max Emry, 2nd
Lts. Marie Loiselle, Karen Kaspryzk,
Leland Meyer, Kenneth Hayward, Nancy
Schroeder, John Cain and James Ruzicka
and Senior Members Marge Meyer,
Arthur Meltzel, Lois Tagget and Rodger
The Kalamazoo Valley Cadet Sq.
(Michigan Wing) recently held an open
house using the facilities of Western
Michigan University's Aviation Institute.
Organized by 1st Lt. Janice Sackley, the
successful open house resulted in more
than 20 new cadet members . . . Cadet
Nancy Svoboda of Purdue Cadet Flight
(Indiana Wing) has been accepted at the
U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She
also holds an alternate position for the
U.S. Air Force Academy.

North Central Region

Maj. Theodore Suchecki of the
Nebraska Wing Staff was presented the
Meritorious Service Award by Col. Don
Sumner, North Central Region deputy
commander, in ceremonies recently.
Maj. Suchecki received the award for his
work in planning, organizing and carrying
out a project designed to study the
employment of CAP as a noncombatant
additive resource for ICBM contingency
Cadet Bret Klassen of the FargoMoorehead Cadet Sq. (North Dakota
Wing) has been selected by Rep. Mark
Andrews to attend the U.S. Air Force
Academy. Cadet Klassen will report to
the academy early this summer.
Members of the St. Louis Park Sq.
(Minnesota Wing) attended classes at
their local fire station and have become
adept at using the fire-fighting
equipment. This training proved
beneficial when they were called to assist
in a grain elevator explosion . . . Senior
Member Kenneth Miller of the North
Iowa Comp. Sq. (Iowa Wing) recently
became the first pilot to solo in a glider
under the new Iowa Wing Glider Training
Program . . . Fourteen members of the
Kansas Wing recently attended a 16-hour
radiological monitoring training course.
Instructors were Leon Mannell and Stan
Fishback of the Topeka RADIAC Instrument Facility.

Southwest Region

Cadets from southern Arizona recently
attended a Class B encampment held by
the Frank Borman Cadet Sq. The
weekend consisted of instruction in communications, emergency services,
l e a d e r s h i p l a b o r a t o r y, t h e C a d e t
Program, moral leadership and physical
fitness... Ninety Louisiana Wing cadets
and seniors attended the annual Louisiana

Wing Commander's Call held recently.
While there, the Lake Charles Comp. Sq.
was named as "Squadron of the Year" for
1976. Senior awards presented included
the Certificate of Proficiency to Maj.'
"Red" Sevin, and the Grover Loening
Award to Capts. Philip Kircus and Walter
Sullivan. Cadet Byron Rambo was
presented a Meritorious Service Award.
The Crusader Comp. Sq. has a new C-170
with direction finder installed. This is the
first time that the Fourth Group of the
Texas Wing has full ELT coverage. Second Lt. Tom Mockbee, deputy commander for Magnolia Comp. Sq. (Arkansas Wing) has been appointed to the
Magnolia Airport Commission by Mayor
Harry Kolb.

Rocky Mtn. Region

The Weber Minuteman Comp. Sq.
(Utah Wing) recently won the first wing
competition of the year. The wing competition is used to determine the squadron
of the year as well as picking the team to
compete at the region competition... A
drill team from the Colorado Springs
Cadet Sq. (Colorado Wing) recently participated in the Navy Reserve Officer
Training Corp's First Annual Invitational
Drill Meet. The team competed with drill
teams from the Army, Navy, Marine
Corp, and Air Force ROTC.

Pacific Region

T h e F o r t Va n c o u v e r C o m p . S q .
(Washington Wing) sponsor of the KelsoCowlitz Comp. Sq., announced recently
that Senior Member Basil Bena, commander of the new squadron, was promoted to first lieutenant. Lt. Bena stated
that the new squadron had already
grown from eight members to 63... The
Paine Field Comp. Sq. (Washington
Wing) recently held their annual.awards
banquet at the squadron headquarters.
Honored guests included the Washington
Wing commander, Col. Doyne Scott, and
his wife Betty.
The Reserve Officers Association
Ladies attended the meeting of the Inland
Empire Group 18 (California Wing) to present Lt. Col. Dorothy Zimmerman, commander, with a plaque and a check for $50
to be used in the cadet program... During the Washington Wing Conference,
Maj. Barbara Keesee, commander of the
Fort Vancouver Comp. Sq., was promoted
to lieutenant colonel by Col. Doyne Scott,
commander, Washington Wing.
Senior Member Darlene Fletcher of the
Paine Field Comp. Sq. (Washington
Wing) has been hired to fly fire watch for
the state of Washington for the coming
fire season. She will fly her Cessna 172
eight hours every day in the North
Cascade and North Olympic mountain
range in search of forest fires... The
Salesian Cadet Sq. (California Wing)
recently placed first in the regulation
drill, aerospace bowl, team commander
and sweepstakes categories of the wing
drill team competition. The team will
represent California in the Pacific Region

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Lots of 'Hands On' Experience Slated

MER Information Officer School Set at Andrews
Middle East Region's fourth annual Information Officers School
will be conducted here from
Aug. 4 through Aug. 9.
Under the direction of Capt.
Carol Arnold, MER director of
Information, the school will
feature a lot of "hands on" experience and several homework
assignments. Participants will
learn how to write news
releases, produce a newsletter,
make public contacts, write
speeches, plan a publicity campaign, have an open house, take
printable photographs and utilize

Air Force resources,
The school is open to members
who want to learn how to be Information Officers or who want
to become better IOs. Thirty-

five spaces are available on a
first-come-first-served basis.
Several out-of-region participants are expected to attend
the school this year.

Suraci to Appear in 'Who's Who'

Applications should be make
on CAPF 17 for seniors and
CAPF 31 for cadets and should
be sent to the wing information
officer. Wing headquarters will
forward one copy to: Capt. Carol
Arnold, CAP, 12020 Canter Lane,
Reston, Va. 22091, no later than
July 15.

WASHINGTON-- Col. Charles
"~',~ho's Who in America in the
South andSouthwest."
X. Suraci Jr., former cornmander of the National Capital
The veteran CAP officer has
Wing and now a member of the
been a member of the organization for 21 years. He has served
Middle East Region staff, has
as a squadron commander,
received notice from the
group commander and wing
publishers that his name will
appear in the 1976-1977 edition of commander during this Period.

Wings who are sending cadets
are requested to send a senior
member who will be responsible
for supervision of the cadets.
This activity is primarily a
senior activity and the region is
not equipped to provide cadet


The school is approved for
Senior Level III credit and is a
national activity. Classes will
start at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4,
and will conclude with a graduation luncheon at noon Tuesday,
Aug. 9. Uniform for the school
will be summer blues or
business-like civilian attire.
Estimated expenses include:
registration fee, $12 (includes
luncheon); VOQ, $4 per day;
meals, $4.50 per day. Total estimated cost, $55.


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C A P T. C AY L O R , L e f t , J O H N B I B L E C H E C K M A P O F
FALLOUT AREA. (Photo by Capt. Chet Brogan)

CAP Combines Forces
With CD For Exercise
MORRISTOWN, Tenn.--Civil
Air Patrol members joined Civil
Defense personnel recently in a
combined exercise which
covered a wide portion of the
state of Tennessee.
The exercise followed a
simulated nuclear explosion in
East Tennessee which brought
nuclear fallout to some 39 counties. Purpose of the mission
centered here at the Morristown
Airport was to monitor the
fallout, both from the air and on
the ground. Many man-hours
were spent on the project.
More than 300 persons took
part in the exercise, plus

scores of radios, airplanes and
ground vehicles, and fire
engines. These latter were used
to wash down the planes after
they had flown through
simulated radioactive fallout.

The exercise was "quite
successful", according to CAP
Capt. James Caylor, director of
Emergency Services for CAP's
Group One (Tennessee Wing),
and John Bible, CD director here
in the Morristown area.
Officials here said that a
stepped-up program of civil
defense training is being initiated across the nation.

NIANTIC, Conn.--Members of
the Niantic Cadet Sq. (Connecticut Wing), along with others
from the Stratford Eagle and
West Haven Comp. Sqs., attended rescue courses recently at the
Eastern Connecticut Firemen's
Training School in Williamatic.
The CAP members received
instruction at three progressive
levels-- basic, light and heavy.
Graduates of these courses can"
expect to be offered in the future
a course in extrication, oriented
toward aircraft rescue.
The instruction sessions
started with simple rescue knottying and simple rescue
procedures. Graduates of this
basic course are eagerly
awaiting future classes when
they can progress to more difficult problems.
In the heavy rescue course, a
team of class members was
given a problem to solve. The
answer was to have 1st Lt.
Frances Curran of the Niantic
Squadron act as a "victim," She
enjoyed a slide-for-life in a
Stokes litter from the fourth
story of the training tower to the
School instructors monitored
the procedure.
Other CAP members practiced rapelling down the side of
another training building. All
those attending the course learned the use of ropes for rescue


Kansas Cadet Heads for A ir Force Career
WICHITA, Kans.-- Terence L.
Dunn, formerly cadet commander of the Wichita Rescue
Comp. Sq. (Kansas Wing) left in
late May to begin a career in the
Air Force.
He will receive specialized
training in weapons mechanics
at Lowry AFB, Colo., after be
completes "basic training. He

will then be stationed at Cannon
Dunn has been in Civil Air
Patrol since 1975 and had risen
to the rank of cadet lieutenant
colonel. He has received a Unit
Citation, his Earhart and
Mitchell Awards and is a
graduate of the Air Force
Academy Survival Course.

Because of his CAP experience, Dunn will be promoted
to the rank of airman (E-2) when
he completes basic.
"I feel the discipline, training
and leadership opportunities I
experienced in CAP will be invaluable to me in furthering my
Air Force career," Dunn said.

Mitchell A wards--May 1977
Thomas D. Mims ........... ,01016
C. Michael McCormick.... 01034
John H. Cleveland Jr ....... 01041
Charles S. Hfley .............02064
Stevea A. Jackson ....... ... 03059
Duane C. Dick ................ 04007
Van C. Cally .................. 04070
Thomas Grazlano ........... 4123
Chip R. Greene ..............04151
Marty D. Tholen .............04180
Eric C. Smith ................. 04367
Bryan E. Reynolds .......... 04386
Betty McDow ................ 04389
Grogg Nesemeier ........... 07011
Joseph A. Meyer IV ......... 08084
Bryan S. Thomas ............ 08142
Rend L. Brown ...............08143
Scott T. Taylor ............... 08243
Mike W. Baker ............... 08432
Herman D. Wells ............09023
Mark D. Jensen .............. 1000
William D. Tanner ..........10069
Patrick J. Ryan .............. 11041
Michael J. Gallagher ....... 11113
John A. Wojeieehowski .... 11187
Mark A. Derby ............... 11205
R.S. Kolodziejski ... ......... 11234
Frank A. Kusaierz .......... 11274
Dwight D. Lemke ........... 11274
Phil G. Brennemnn ......... 12010
John M. Mansfield .......... 12132
Phlllip G. Skiff ............... 13053
Michael D. Ericksnn ....... 13065
Steve K. Reurke .............14111
Ncal W. Stiee ................. 15058
Wesley W. Fuller ............16059
Michael C. Beaumont ...... 18039
John A. Stone .................19006
Robert T. St. Cyr. ................ 19015
Robert P. Daaton ........... 19028
David H. Woodworth ....... 19058
Gregorey P. Williams ...... 20038
Philip L. Zalewshl ........... 0072
Suzy R, Block ............... 20107

Alan Lee French .......... ,. 20176
Donnie G. Moorer..; ............ 20182'
Sally A. Toth .................. 20240
James F. Scales .............20250
Drew A. Walker ............. 20250
Frances J. Brown ........... 0259
Dale R. Lindgrco ............21017
Curtis B. Franks .............21044
David R. Denohue ........... 21114
Jay A. Helvig ................. 22051
Charlene K. Silvers ......... 23018
Bradley N. Allen ............ 24018
Janel K. Hind ................. 25053
Ellen Y. Odwyer ............. 29067
Robert D. Amnnt ............29080
Mark V. Bennett ............. 29088
Micbelle A. Silvestri ........ 29092
Roeco A. Dalesio ........... 29092
Jcndifer L. Mahan ..........29092
David A. Lewis .............. 29096
Rex L. Riebberger ..........30016
S.R. Medearlas .............. 31022
Stephen R. Sheddnn ......... 310~g
Lester S. Nicholas .......... 1092
Matthew Lewis .............. 31103
Joseph Romano .............. 31130
Paul M. Carattial ........... 31141
Edward C. Wallace ......... 1153
Daniel J. White .............. 31164
William B. Saupp ............ 1308
Victor O. Majtenyl..... .....31333
Chris A. Philippart .......... 2048
Christopher T. Emrla ...... 32111
Marshall L. Ejelvth ......... 33010
Thomas E. Begard .......... MI15
Kenneth L. Reddout n ..... 35006
Theodore J. Edgin .............. 35086
Jerrell D. Reed .............. 36008
Mark E. Davis ............... 36065
Charles S. Delsolar .........37009
Rnnee C. Mazaberi .......... 7010
Jonathan M. Danner ........ 37026
Brian E. Sbeaffer ........... 370~0
William Gluck ............... 37061

Richard A. Ryniak .......... 37061
John D. Lewis ................370418
Barbara Smith ............... 87082
James M. Parker ............37105
James Hoiimnn ............. 37102
Rnnald C. Walker ........... 37258
Douglas J. Hine ..............
Jnn V. Guerra ................ 37260
Ann M. Fisher ................ 39070
Travis W. Starr Jr..... ...... 4217}
Linm P. Dennbue ...... ..... 42215
Patrick E. Corbltt ...........42264
James S. Wreyiord ......... 42334
Paul L. Wright ........ ...... 42339
Lorce L. Thomas... ......... 42350
Andrew MRtelmnn ..........450'/,5
Keith T. Sbostak ........ ,... 4~$8
Carroll T. Elliott ............ 45122
John B. Schnan ...............
Richard A. Sopkowink ..... 4~
Kevln Demartlal ............ 4~m18
Susanne K. Wilcox .......... 47042
Denny S. Jones ............... 47042
Lisa M. Fisher .....; ......... 47N0
Patrick J. Ryan .............. 47060
Jeffrey G. Fait ............... 4800~
Timothy B. Palmer .........48005
Dean C. Roberts ............. 0017
Robert S. Dempsey ......... 50048
Laura L. Balmer ............ 51048
Geroalmo Goazales. ........ 52012
Harold Jegurua ..............52012
Carlos Drtiz ................... 52012
Gustann E. Martlaez ....... 2012
Samuel Medina ..............52012
Felix Camareno ............. 52018
Rosa A. Carrasqallla ....... 52018
Digna F. Collazo ............. 52018
Angel L. Mejnndro .......... 52018
Martin Remes ............... 52018
Victor Delgado ...............52027
Jose A. Delgado .............52027
Gloria Maldonado ........... 52027

Earhart A wards---May 1977

PARADE AWARDS -- Cadets and senior members of the Renton Comp. Sq. (Washington
Wing) marched recently in Loyalty Day parades in Renton and Longbeach, Wash. The
squadron took first place at Renton and third place at Longbeach. Admiring the trophies are,
from left, 1st Lt. Ruth Condello, Cadets John Condello and Michelle Farrell, and Capt. John
Houser. The display behind the group indicates that the squadron has won other trophies in the

Chris A. Babb ................ 02085
John L. Parson ...............03088
Lals D. Figueroa ............ 04261
James I. Macko ..............04306
Bruce A. Calm ................07004
Angela E. Borden ...........ll211
Mark A. KabeUtz ............ 13070
Mark A. Fauser .............. 14112
Mary S. Emory .............. 18079
Stephen D. Ward ............20145
Wayne L. Cain ............... 22051
Bryan Howard Miller ......
Lthda S. Bangert ............ 23070
Tim E. Janulewies ..........2fJ62

Edward A. Nugent .......... 9058
Sandra K. Materin ..........29088
Clifford R. Sweeney ........ 31189
Robert S. Depass ............ 31224
Laurie W. McClure ............. 32111
Mark J. Scott ................. 34037
Bob L. MeHeury .............35092
Ken C. Wright ................36055
Tlaa M. Elliott... ............ 37010
Richard E. Graves ..........
Michael J. Thornton ........ 37050
Joseph W. White ............. 37088
Keith A. Glass ............... 3 7 ~
Laurie A. Bernard ..........38053

Bradford J. Seandbach... 42076
Bobby R. Deies .............. 42334
James D. Leffier ............ 45048
Lawrence V. Price .............
Douglas J. Downey .........4gl044
Jimmy C. Niehals ........... 470G0
Kenneth P. Nichols ......... 47060
Ronald L. Sehmidt ..........48112
Gilbert C. Gordon ........... 51028
Rafael Hernnndez ........... 52079
F_,dgardo Salero .............. 52017
Alberto Dins .................. 52106
lvette Valle ................... 521~


JULY 1977


35 Attend Ground Team Seminar
PASADENA, Calif. -- Thirtyfive cadet and senior members
of the California Wing and
Pacific Region participated
recently in a ground team
seminar held here. The
Pasadena Cadet Sq. 17 was host
for the seminar.
A discussion of the responsibilities and legalities involved
in being a ground team leader
was conducted by a member of
the California Wing staff. New

manuals on ground operations
and helicopter operations were
also discussed.
Of particular interest was a
section on helicopter operation
and training since new policies
in the California Wing now will
enable selected personnel to obtain training from numerous
local agencies and to participate
in helicopter operations.
A briefing was given on the
new search and rescue

Senior.Receives A ward
NOW IT'S OFFICIAL--The members of CAP's Army Aviation Center Cadet Sq. at Ft. Rucker, Ala., now have a
charter. Their commander, Army CWO David A. Hatcher, a
CAP first lieutenant, left, holds the new charter. It was
presented at Ft. Rucker, a center for U.S. Army aviation
training, by Air Force Brig. Gen. Carl S. Miller, right, CAP
executive director. (U.S. Army Photo)

RICHMOND, Va.-- Robert S.
Eagle, a four-year member of
the West Richmond Cadet Sq.,
recently became the squadron's
first and the Virginia Wing's
fourth Falcon Award recipient.
The presentation was made by
Brig, Gun. Rufus L. Billups,
commanuer of the Defense
General Supply Center at
Bellwood Depot here in
Richmond. On hand for the
ceremony were Defense General
staff members representing the
Army, Navy and Air Force.
Eagle is a junior at the

Seniors Attend
Carolina Clinic
A L L E N D A L E , S . C . - - Tw o
members of the Walterboro
(S.C.) Comp. Sq., Senior
Members Kenneth Young and
Bert G. Heffner, attended a
"~ Search and Rescue Clinic here
recently. The squadron plane,
flown there by SM Young, was
one of 27 from over the state present for the exercise.
Ninety-one senior members
and approximately 65 cadets
from across the wing attended
the daylong activities.
During the exercise, a practice search for a "downed" aircraft was simulated. The
"missing" aircraft had been
pre-positioned in the Savannah
Swamp area. Radio signals and
personal observation were used
in the search for the target.
AFA AWARD--MaJ. Gen. George M. Douglas, USAFRes,
left, national president of the Air Force Association,
presents AFA Recognition Plaque to CAP Maj. Lawrence W.
Markham, commander of Merced County Comp. Sq. 147
(California Wing). The plaque recognized the unit's selection
as outstanding composite squadron in the California Wing
for 1976. Markham is also an Air Force captain, stationed at
Castle AFB, Calif., where the presentation was made during
an AFA Awards Night.

Wing Holds Commander's Call
PIERRE, S.D.--The South
Dakota Wing held it's spring
Commander's Call here recently
with the Pierre Comp. Sq. acting
as host. Col. Lester Snyder of
Rapid City, wing commander,
presided at the morning and
afternoon sessions which are
designed to inform members of
wing activities.
A discussion of wing evaluation by National Headquarters
took top priority. Col. Snyder
and his staff discussed the point
system used to evaluate CAP
wings, with special emphasis
devoted to civil defense activities, search and rescue mission, senior and cadet training
and activities, and wing
Air Force Maj. Clarke
Marshall, South Dakota Wing

liaison officer, discussed the
wing's recent participation in a
civil defense test.
The staff for a mission at
Mobridge later in the month was
also appointed. Maj. Frank
Shelton, Huron Comp. Sq., was
named mission coordinator.
Other staff members included:
Maj. Bob Heikes, communications officer; SM Joyce
Davis, information officer; Lt.
Craig Keupp, air operations ofricer; Lt. Norma Hellmann,
safety and fight line officer; and
Lt. Col. Frank Fife, ground
operations officer.
Commander's Call is held
quarterly to disseminate information to the wing as a whole.
The next one is scheduled in July
at Rapid City.

Practice Mission
Turns Into Reality
FRANKLIN, VA.-- Members
of the Southside Comp. Sq. of
Richmond, Va., participated
recently in a practice search and
rescue mission held here. During
the exercise, the squadron
members used their training in
an actual emergency and made a
One of the aircraft being used
in the exercise suffered an
engine failure and was forced to
set down in a open field. The
pilot sent out a distress call
which was monitored by a passing plane and relayed to the mission base.
Mission base gave the approximate coordinates to an aircrew
from the Southside Comp. Sq.
The crew located the downed
aircraft within 12 minutes and
called in a ground team to pick
up the occupants.
None was injured and the
plane, a Stinson, suffered only
minor damage.
During the practice search in
another area, a ground team
with eight cadets spotted one of
the practice chutes used as a
target in the mission.

Vi r g i n i a M i l i t a r y I n s t i t u t e
where he is enrolled in the Air
Force Reserve Officer Training
Corps program. An honor cadre
member for approximately a
year, he aspires to become an
Air Force intercontinental
ballistic missile launch officer
upon entering active duty after
receiving his degree from V.M.I.
The Falcon Award is
presented to a former cadet who
has completed one year as a
senior member, or who has completed two years at a service
academy, or who has entered advanced ROTC. Eagle is also a recent Spaatz Award winner-- one
of the prerequisites for receiving
the Falcon Award.

Formed in '74
FARGO, N.D.--The FargoMoorhead Cadet Sq. (North
Dakota Wing) has had a SCUBA
squad since 1974 for use in underwater search and recovery
The squadron's active
aquatice program includes
SCUBA, surface support, skiing
and boating. To participate,
cadets must qualify for a
Minnesota Department of
Natural Resources Watercraft
Operator's permit.
The SCUBA squad has 11
qualified divers. Those who are
not divers are part of the surface
support team, lending a hand
from the ground and from the
squadron's 19-foot, 175horsepower boat.
Divers are assisted in their
operations with underwater
propulsion vehicles.designed by
the squadron commander, Maj.
David Ortner. For covering
large areas, divers use a twoman wet sub built by cadets
from an old drop tank.
Most of the divers are certiffed by Senior Member Butch
Anton who taught the first and
succeeding classes at a lower
cost than usual. He also rents out
the equipment at a discount but
the squadron owns its own air
compressor for refilling air
Recently all cadets interested
in participating in the
squadron's aquatics program
attended a class in drownproofing. It was directed by Jane
Johnson, instructor at the YMCA
pool here.
During the class, the cadets
had to jump in the pool fully
clothed in fatigues, including
combat boots, and tread water.
They then had to remove their
boots and, using shirts and pan:
ts, attempted to make floats of
They also had to swim the
length of the pool while dressed
in fatigues.

agreements between the California Wing and the California Office of Emergency Services, and
between CAP and the American
Red Cross. New wing policies
governing the use of ground
team personnel were also
presented. A discussion of coordination between other SAR
agencies, government agencies
and Civil Air Patrol completed the
morning part of the seminar.
The afternoon portion of the
seminar consisted of an ELT
(emergency locater transmitter) practice exercise which
required the use of ground direction finding equipment and
various ground team skills.
Every cadet and senior member
had an opportunity to try and
locate the practice ELT beacon
which was hidden in a nearby

Cadet Receives
Simulator Time
Edward V. Wright has been
awarded this year's Roberson
Flight Scholarship by a board of
review from CAP's Binghamton
Group (NewYork Wing).
The scholarship consists of 10
hours of simulated flight time in
the Link Trainer in Roberson
Center and has a value of $210.
Cleon Seeley of Airways
Training, Inc., at Broome County Airport, has matched the $210
with ground school training
necessary to earn a private pilot
Cadet Wright is the son of Ira
and Nellie Wright of Johnson
City, N.Y. He is a senior at
Johnson City High School and
wilt be attending college this
He is currently the cadet com~
mander of the Binghamton
Cadet Sq. and has .attended
several training encampments
at both wing and national level.
He attended the Medical Services Orientation Program in
1975 at Sbeppard AFB, Tex.

Nebraska Holds
Leadership School
OMAHA, Neb.--Twenty-five
Civil Air Patrol members from
the Nebraska Wing, including
several squadron commanders,
cadet commanders, and
members of the wing staff,
recently attended the wing's
first Leadership School.
The school was held at Camp
Luther, a Lutheran Church
According to 2nd Lt. William
P. Reed, Training Curriculum
Development officer for the
Nebraska Wing, the three-day
school provided the cadets and
seniors with training in both contemporary and historical principles of leadership and
Classes included Role Playing
in Guidance and Counseling;
Effective Communications ;
Styles of Management; and
Historical Perspectives of
Instructors at the school included the wing commander,
Col. John H. Johannes, and five
officers from Offutt Air Force
Base, plus a team from the
Nebraska Department of Human



J U L Y 1977

Photo Courtesy ot Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

OCT. 20-23, 1 977--A TLANTA,
CAP Meetings And Seminars For You

Annual Banquet

Logistics Seminar

National Aerospace
Education Advisory
Committee Meeting

Supply Depot Display
u Communications

Personnel Seminar
a Senior Training
a Bookstore Display

I nformation Seminar


Chaplain Committee


Stone Mountain
and Its Park

a Operations/Safety

Cyclorama of
Battle of Atlanta

Cadet Program
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Finance Seminar

Inspector General

Se minar

National Board

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OCT. 20-23, 1977

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