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Support For CAP

has voted to continue Air Force manpower support for Civil Air Patrol by
deleting an item from the Defense
budget which would have eliminated
most of this assistance.
The Senate Appropriations Committee had amended the proposed
budget in such a way as to have the
effect of eliminating practically all
Air Force civilian and military personnel who work with Civil Air
Patrol. This would have been ac-

complished by cutting off funds to
pay their salaries.
The Senate killed this proposal by
approving an amendment to the
Defense budget thereby deleting the
item. The amendment was introduced on the floor of the Senate by
Alabama Sen. James B. Allen, with
Sen. John Sparkman, also of
Alabama, Sen. Hubert Humphrey of
M i n n e s o t a , S e n . Te d S t e v e n s o f
Alaska, Sen. Barry Goldwater of
Arizona, and Sen. Howard Baker of
Tennessee as co-sponsors.

The Senate approved the amendment on a voice vote, thereby killing
the committee's recommendation
and restoring funds for CAP support.
The committee's proposal is contained in a section of its report to the full
Senate. It reads as follows:

eluding humanitarian missions. Yet,
total funding provided for CAP by the
states is only about $1.4 million,
whereas the Air Force provides $5.5
million for military and civilian
salaries (205 military and 70
civilians). The Committee believes
that this number is excessive. Ap" C I V I L A I R PAT R O L ( C A P ) CAP is a private nonprofit volunteer parently, the Air Force operates,
directs, and tasks the CAP, even
organization designated as an
auxiliary of the Air Force. The mis- though it is a private organization.
Accordingly, the Committee has
sions performed appear to be both internal support of CAP (e.g., Cadet
(See SENATE, Page 2)
Program) or state activities in-

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tve . Totals Outstrip 1976 Record

ELL AFB, Ala.--With
slightly more than half the year
gone, Civil Air Patrol's livessaved record for 1977 has exceeded the record for the entire
year last year.
The record for 1977 so far
stands at 35. The total lives sav- ed in all of]gT~was 34.

The record reached 35 in early
June when CAP searchers in
Colorado located five horseback
riders who had become lost. The
five were located near Roosevelt
Lake, Colo., within three hours
of CAP's receiving an alert
notice. Medicine was delivered
to one of thefive and a guide was

dropped off to lead them to
CAP shared credit with the Army's 4th Aviation Battalion,
which assisted in the rescue of
the riders. The two agencies
were given credit for the saves
because of the remoteness of the

area and the fact that the riders
stated that they were totally

four miles from his home after a
massive searchlastingl0hours.

Earlier in mid-June, the Pennsylvania Wing was given credit
for saving the life of a man missing from his home. A CAP
ground team located him about

In need of immediate
medication, he was carried to
his home where a doctor treated
him. Officials said he would
have died if he had gone a~other
hour without the medicine.

Dedication, Effort Will Pay Off at Bo d Meeting
ATLANTA, Ga.--I)edication
and extra effort will pay off here
this fall for a number of Civil Air
Patrol members and units at

CAP's annual National Board
meeting. The meeting is slated
Oct. 20-23 at the Marriott Motor

During the three-day
gathering, CAP will name the
Outstanding Region and Wing
Commanders of the Year and the

Senior Member of the Year. Also
receiving recognition will be the
Cadet of the Year, who will also
be cited by the Air Force
Civil Air Patrol will also honor
the three winners of the 1977
Frank G. Brewer-CAP
Memorial Aerospace Award. To
win the coveted award,
nominees "must have made an
unselfish, outstanding contribution to aerospace (aviation)or
must have encouraged others to
do so."

The top five cadet squadrons
in the nation will be recognized
during the annual event. The
commander of the Number 1
squadron, known as the Cadet
Squadron of Distinction, will
receive a silver tray and the four
runners-up, known as Cadet
Squadrons of Merit, will receive

POWDER PUFF CONTESTANTS--CAP 1st Lt. Stephanie Wells, right, points to Powder
Puff Derby shoulder patch worn by her fellow-flier, 2nd Lt. Wendy Hurst, both participants in
the 30th anniversary (and final) alPwomen transcontinental air race. They were en route
home at the conclusion of the derby and stopped at Maxwell AFB, Ala., to refuel. (See story,
another photo on Page 7.)(Photo by MSgt. Russ Brown)

Approximately 1,500 CAP
members from all sections of
the country are expected to
attend. Major activities are
scheduled to begin on Friday,
Oct. 21. On Friday, CAP will
hear reports from various staff
agencies, including reports on
safety, logistics, membership
and recruiting, and corporate
One of the highlights of the
meeting will be the National
Board itself which will concern
itself with problems requiring
action at the national level and
with formulating policies for the
coming year.

A number of civilian and
military dignitaries are expected to attend a Saturday night
banquet which will conclude the
event. The banquet speaker will
be Dr. James Blakely, a widely
known speaker and humorist of
Wharton, Tex.
Civil Air Patrol members may
make room reservation:: at the
Marriott Motor Hotel by completing and mailing the coupon
on the back page of this issue of
Civil Air Patrol News. Rooms
should be reserved at least 30
days in advance (by Sept. 20). It
is suggested that payment for
one night's lodging be made to
assure a reservation for a late

Aero-Astro AnswersPage 3
Aid To Army Helicopter 14
Cadet Awards ............. 15
Cadet Officers School .......5
CAP Insurance Program. 4
Crash Victim's Story ........ 6
National Staff College ...... 7
People In The News ........ 19
Powder Puff Derby .......... 7
SAR People ...................... 17




Senate Approves Support for CAP
(Continued From Page 1)
deleted all of t-he associated
civilian funding ($1.1 million),
and 155 or the 205 military personnel. A total of 50 military personnel, one per state, is provided
for liaison and other necessary
The proposal, if it had become
law, would have eliminated all
Air Force personnel who serve
as a staff at CAP National Headquarters at Maxwell AFB, Ala.,
and all but 50 of the liaison personnel who work in support of
Civil Air Patrol in the field. The
only support provided, as indicated in the proposal itself,
was for one liaison person per
state. Since Puerto Rico and the
National Capital are not mentioned, presumably no liaison
personnel would have been
provided for those CAP wings.
The Air Force does not directly supply Civil Air Patrol with
any funds to pay its operating
costs. The only money the Air
Force pays directly to CAP are
those amounts paid to individual
members to reimburse them for
fuel, oil and communications
costs incurred on Air Forcedirected missions.

Number 13
Proves Lucky
For Cadet

However, some individual
states-- 34 in all--do supplement
CAP funds at the state level.
These range from a low of $2,500
to a high of $238,000 per year.
The preponderance of Civil Air
Patrol's operating funds are
derived from dues paid by its
members for the privilege of
belonging. Other sources of
funds include the sale of
materials by the Bookstore at
National Headquarters and the
sale of aircraft parts by CAP's
supply depot at Amarillo, Tex.
The House of Representatives
had already approved its version
of the Defense budget containing
funds in support of Civil Air
Patrol. If the Senate bad approved the cutting of this support, the
measure would have gone to a
Senate-House Conference Committee to iron out the differences
in the two versions. If the
proposal had made it that far,
this conference could have killed
the proposal, even at that late

tives and received credit for 402
lives saved.
"It goes without saying that
we, as Members of the Senate,
"The Senate Appropriations
share a great mutual concern
Committee is recommending a
about national fiscal respondrastic curtailment of funds and
sibilities. However, if the taxmilitary and civilian support
payers have ever received a
personnel for the Civil Air
bargain, the $5.5 million that we
Patrol, in the Defense
invest annually in CAP through
Appropriations Bill (Report 95the Air Force is it. It would be
impossible to place a dollar
"Such a reducti(~n in funding
figure on the services rendered
would not only do irreparable
by CAP volunteer members at
damage to CAP's mission
local, state, national and intercapabilities, but would in fact national levels.
threaten this organization's very
"The recommended reduction
in CAP funding would also mean
"Since 1960, the Civil Air
the end of a CAP cadet program
Patrol has participated in 7,810
that has some 27,000 young men
Air Force designated search and
and women currently enrolled.
rescue missions. Since 1965, This program has historically
when '!finds" were first recordcontributed sizeable numbers to
ed and since 1967 when "saves"
the Air Force Academy, Air
began to be creditied, the CAP
Force ROTC and active forces.
has located 2,057 search obiec"The Civil Air Patrol's record

of service to the Nation, spanning 36 years, provides ample
proof of the need to continue this
vital service.
"I plan to offer amendments
to the Defense Appropriations
Bill, H.R. 7933, which would
restore $2.2 million to the
Maintenance, Operation and
Personnel sections of the Air
Force appropriations. The
amendments merely restore the
$2.2 million reduction provided
by the Senate Appropriations
Committee amendment, and'
brings CAP appropriations back
to the $5.5 million level provided
in the House Bill. I respectfully
urge and request that you support these amendments.
"With warmest personal
regards, I am

The change would have been
effective in Fiscal Year 1978
which begins Oct. 1, 1977. Under
the proposal, there would have
been no funding for support of
Civil Air Patrol, other than the
50 liaison personnel, after Sept.

As soon as details of the
budget proposal became known,
Sen. Allen expressed opposition
to it and went to work to have it
killed. Working with corporate
officials, he prepared a
statement, asking for Senate
number 13 proved lucky recently
support in his efforts to repeal
for Cadet David M. Schuster. a
the measure before it passed the
member of the Delhi Comp. Sq.
Senate. He distributed the state(Ohio Wing). He recently
ment directly to his 99 colleagues
became the 13th Ohio Wing cadet
in the Senate.
to earn Civil Air Patrol's
Sen. Allen introduced his
coveted Gen. Carl A. Spaatz
amendment on the floor of the
Senate on July 18. When the
Cadet Schuster received the
amendment came up, it gained
award from Maj. Gen. (Ret.)
added support from Sen. Barry
Richard L. Miling, USAF, in a
Goldwater of Arizona who spoke
ceremony here at Ohio Wing
in favor of Civil Air Patrol as did
Sen. Stevens and Sen. SparkThe new cadet colonel is a
man. Sen. John Stennis
graduate of Cincinnati's Elder
of Mississippi, chairman of the
High School and is currently
Senate Armed Services Comattending the University of Cinmittee, also indicated approval
cinnati. He has been a member
of the funds for CAP support.
of the Delhi Comp. Sq. 109 in Cincinnati since 1970.
CAP corporate officials and
members were active in asking
support of their own Senators
and Representatives in killing
the proposed cutback in funds to
help support Civil Air Patrol.
Most of them expressed the feelMAXWELL AFB, Ala. Aping that the proposal, if it had
pointment of two new wing comb e c o m e l a w, w o u l d h a v e
manders was announced in June
destroyed the effectiveness of
here at National Headquarters
Civil Air Patrol and would have
following action by the National
threatened its continued exisExecutive Committee at its June
Background information and
Lt. Col. Harold K. Lindseth
data for Sen. Allen's statement
was named commander of the
were supplied by a CAP corSouth Dakota Wing, succeeding
porate official at National HeadCol. Lester W. Snyder. Col.
Lindseth has been a member of
Maryland Unit Gets
Civil Air Patrol for 20 years, 18
of them with the wing staff. He
Money From County
is a native of Montana and
veteran of service in World War
County Commissioners of
Named commander of the
C a r r o l l C o u n t y, M d . , h a v e
National Capital Wing was Lt.
awarded a $1,600 grant to the
Col. Alfred E. Morris. He
Carroll County Comp. Sq. for
succeeds Lt. Col. Rolf A. Mitchfiscal year 1976.
el in the post.
This is the second year the
Both of these are interim apsquadron has received a grant
pointments which will be acted
from the county. More than $1,on at the next NEC meeting and
005 of the money is earmarked
both of them are effective June
for use in purchasing ground
team equipment.

Two Wings Get
New Commanders

quarters. The statement reads
as follows:
"Dear Colleague:

FIRST TIME--Attending CAP's National Staff College for the first time as observers were
Coast Guard Auxiliary officers. They are Commodore Thomas R. Cook Jr., director of Air
Operations, and Capt. John S. Potts, chief of Membership and Training (third and fourth
from left). Greeting them are Air Force Brig. Gen. Carl S. Miller, left, CAP executive director, and Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday, CAP national commander. {Photo by Maj. Noel E.
Thomas, USAFR)

Squadron Officer School
Meets in Pacific Region
LOS ANGELES--Thirty-three
Civil Air Patrol senior members
from throughout the Pacific
Region met here in June on the
campus of the University of
California in an experiment in a
new phase of senior member
training--a Squadron Officers
Seven Western wings were
represented at the school which
was created to provide senior
members at the local unit level
with the skills and tools
necessary for them to function
more effectively on the job.
The school curriculum ran the
spectrum of the areas that are
e n c o u n t e r e d b y C A P s t a ff

members. Leadership,
aerospace education, recruiting,
and the information program
were stressed, with emphasis on
how they fit into the over-all
make-up of the local unit.
Each area was led by either a
member of the school staff or a
guest speaker. Representatives
from the Pacific Liaison Region
office, Federal Aviation Administration, and California
Wing headquarters were included in the list of discussion
On hand to open the weeklong
series, of lectures and seminars
was Col. Howard Brookfield.
Pacific Region commander, and

Col. Warren Barry, California
Wing commander.
A considerable amount of
credit for the success of the
program has to be given to Lt.
Col. Myron Rogers, who was instrumental in designing the
program, and his staff.
Members of the staff included:
Lt. Col. Marilyn Rogers, commandant of students; Maj. Arlyn
Va n A t t a , t r a n s p o r t a t i o n /
instructor; Maj. Mary
Knorr, curriculum/instructor;
Capt. Virginia Van Atta, administration; 1st Lt. Sara
Tryon, communications; and 1st
Lt. Jeromye Avery, information.




Survival Publications
Arc Available By Mail

FUTURE CAP CADETS?--These children, who attend the Little Folks Playschool at Bryson
City, N.C., were full of curiosity about this Civil Air Patrol plane, about CAP missions and
about learning to fly, according to 2nd Lt. Herbert C. Gage and his wife who gave them a
close-up look at the plane on a recent visit. Gage flew the plane, belonging to the Swain County Comp. Sq.,in a demonstration for the children. The craft, recently assigned to the squadron,
has created a lot of interest in Civil Air Patrol, according to Mrs. Gage. (Photo by Pete Lawson, Smoky Mountain Times)

City Recognizes Squadron
For Helping During Fire
B y 1 s t LT. R I C H A R D C .
Information Officer
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn.--The
Minnesota Wing's St. Louis Park
Comp. Sq., based here, has
received special recognition
from the city for its help during
a major fire in this Minneapolis
suburban community in May.
In the late afternoon, a grain
elevator and storage facitity exploded and erupted into flame
near the downtown area. So
fierce was the blaze that fire
departments from surrounding
communities were asked to help.
All available firemen and police
were called to the scene due to
the growing crowds of spectators and danger of further explosions. The city's communications system was jammed with emergency traffic and,
to add to the situation, rush hour
traffic was increasing.
Shortly after the initial blast, a
cadet officer from the St. Louis
Park Sq. contacted the police
command post at the scene and
inquired if additional disciplined
help could be used. The police
lieutenant in charge indicated
that it would indeed be useful
and the Minnesota Wing's
emergency services officer,
Maj. William Timmerman, was
After telephone contact with
the St. Louis Park Police

Department, a state mission
number was issued, and the
remaining available members of
the CAP unit were summoned to
the scene.
Fifteen cadets and four senior
members responded to the call.
Some cadets and seniors
assisted police officers in
rerouting rush hour traffic.
Others assisted by seeing that
nearby residences were

evacuated and that children,
returning home from school
were cared for until their
parents could be located. Others
acted as runners, since the command officers of the many fire
and police agencies were, in
some cases unable to talk directly with one another by radio.
Written and verbal messages
were passed effectively by
Even with so much equipment
"on the line," the fire was not
fully contained until late in the
night. The CAP volunteers
remained until after midnight,
and left only after locating and
helping to serve coffee and food
to the many firemen on the
In June. a "Resolution of
Appreciation and Commendation" was adopted by the St.
Louis Park City County, commending Civil Air Patrol for
"the excellent assistance and
cooperation rendered during the
fire." In a separate action.
Mayor Irving M. Stern extended
his "sincere appreciation and
gratitude to Civil Air Patrol."
The assistance received, he said.
"was a definite asset to the total
effort to extinguish the fire and
prevent its spread to neighboring
properties. An additional letter
was received from Fire Chief
Omar McGary.

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The Environmental Information Division is a division of the Air
Training Command's 3636th Combat Crew Training Wing.
The division conducts basic and applied researcll on world environments. These data are evaluated and prepared in the form of
manuals, pamphlets, research memoranda, bulletins, and special
studies for dissemination to ATC schools and other Air Force and
governmental agencies.
The division provides continuous support to all ATC survival and life
support schools. Through the 3636th CCTW, the division also provides
Headquarters USAF and other commands and agencies with guidance
and assistance in formulating policies, concepts, doctrines and in
producing course materials for use in survival, rescue, life support
and special operations schools.
Civil Air Patrol members interested in securing copies of these
publications should write f?rthem, requesting them by name and number.
Write to: 3636 CCTW/DA. Fairchild AFB, Wash. 99011. Followingis a list of publications currently available:
Environmental Information Division publications:


A-103 Down in the North (Analysis of survival experiences
D-100 A Foot in The Desert (Basic information for survival in the
desert regions)
D-102 Sun, Sand and Survival (Analysis of desert survival experiences during World War II)
D-106 Surviva!Geography ONC G-4 (SEV4)
Cultural Briefs--The Peoples of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan,
Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria
Information Bulletins:
1 Sharks
2 Poisonous Snakes of North America
4 Poisonous Snakes of Europe, Africa and the Near East
5 Poisonous Snakes of Southeastern Asis
6 Poisonous Snakes of Australia, New Guinea and the Pacific
7 Plant Sources of Water in Southeast Asia
12 ToxicFish and Mollusks
13 Edible and Hazardous Marine Life

SPAATZ AWARD--U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Doris H.
Krampe, left, receives Civil Air Patrol's Gen. Carl A. Spaatz
Award in recent ceremony from Brig. Gen. Stanley C. Beck,
right, commandant of cadets at the Academy. Krampe. who
was a member of the Connecticut Wing, became the first
woman former CAP cadet to receive the award as a cadet
enrolled at the Academy. She is now in her sophomore year.

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CAP'S Insurance Program
Of great importance to all of us in our
daily lives as well as being members of
Civil Air Patrol is the question of insurance. Civil Air Patrol has an insurance program, although many
members seem to have some misunderstandings about it.
The Civil Air Patrol insurance program
is planned and controlled through the
Civil Air Patrol National Insurance Committee. This committee ~tudies the insurance program, reviews costs and req u i r e m e n t s a n n u a l l y, c o n s i d e r s
suggestions and complaints, assists the
National Board and the National Executive Committee in establishing policy
insurance matters, and recommends
programs. The committee is made up of
experienced individuals, all of whom have
been CAP wing commanders or higher.
The controlling principle of any insurance program is maximum coverage
at a minimum cost for the protection required. CAP activities are not limited by
its insurance coverage but rather insurance is provided to cover those activities which CAP Corporation's
National Board has determined to be
appropriate and legal for CAP to engage
The CAP insurance program provides
the following:
a. Comprehensive liability coverage for
automobiles, watercraft, products, contracts and general public liability;
b. Aircraft third party liability;
c. Aircraft hull insurance, covering
selected aircraft (usually new) ;
d. Cadet accident insurance
(automatic) ;
e. Senior member accident insurance
(automatic) ;
f. Workmen's compensation on CAP
g. Fire and extended coverage of Headquarters CAP equipment;
h. Fidelity bond coverage for positions
where the incumbent handles funds.
The corporation also makes available to
senior members an accident policy which
the senior members may take out on a
voluntary basis.
Briefly, the comprehensive liability
policy protects CAP and its members
from claims of third parties for damages
resulting from CAP activities. This would
cover CAP automobiles, sale of products,
claims arising from written contracts,
operation of watercraft and other third
party liability from premises, activities,

and fees of physicians and surgeons and
other related medical expenses. The
policy will pay $1.000 for death and up to
$7,500 for dis~nlberment, i.e., loss of an
arm or leg.

The protection under these policies runs
to the corporation for all authorized activities. Individual members are covered
for authorized CAP activities including
the operation of CAP-owned equipment on
authorized CAP activities.
Individual liability is also covered when
operating privately-owned automobiles or
aircraft on authorized CAP activities,
provided the individual carries liability
insurance on that automobile or aircraft.
Ih the event of a privately owned aircraft,
the member must file with the National
Headquarters a certificate of insurance
indicating they carry a public liability
The CAP insurance then_acts as excess
coverage over and above their personal
coverage. Such a certificate is not
necessary for automobiles. Individuals
are covered under the CAP comprehensive liability policy except when they are
operating outside the scope of CAP~
authority 'and when they are operating
their own equipment on a CAP activity
without liability insurance. ,
The aircraft liability policy coverage
meets all U.S. Air Force insurance requirements for use of Air Force facilities.
This does not authorize use of Air Force
facilities until all other regulatory requirements have been met. This coverage
protects only against third-party claims
and is much like the comprehensive
liability coverage.
It covers operation of CAP-owned,
leased, rented or loaned aircraft and the

operation of non-CAP aircraft on CAP
approved missions as far as protection of
the corporation is concerned.
Both the comprehensive liability policy
and the aircraft liability policy have
limitations and exceptions. They exclude
from coverage liability assumed by contract, intentional destruction or injury of
property in the care and control of CAP
members and loss of use of the property.
Individuals are not covered when
operating any equipment in an unauthorized use or when carrying
passengers or otherwise using CAP aircraft for hire or reward, operating in
violation of the pilot's certificate or the
aircraft certificate.
Frequently, we are asked what the
policy limits of these policies are. The insurors do not permit us to divulge that information, but you may be sure that there
is enough coverage against third-party
liability coverage for our authorized Civil
Air Patrol activities.
Accident and health insurance is
provided for all cadet members and is
automatic coverage. The coverage begins
when the cadet is accepted for
membership. The cadet must be under
the direction or supervision of a CAP
senior officer when injured or killed to be
covered under the cadet accident insurance ~olicy.
The medical benefits of this policy are
up to $2,000 hospital charges for room
and board and cost of operating room

Unlike the cadet accident policy, the
automatic coverage for a senior member
provides for accidental death and dismemberment, but has no medical
coverage. There is a $1,000 death benefit.
However, the corporation provides an
additional coverage in a group accident
policy to senior members which they
must elect to take at their own exvense.
This policy provides for additional
benefits for death, dismemberment and
medical expenses. Many of our senior
members are not aware of this additional
In addition to the senior member accident policy, senior members are covered
under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act while participating in Air
Force-authorized and directed missions
during the time limits of the mission.
These claims are adjudicated by the
Department of Labor and the amount of
the compensation is determined by public
Under that public law, the FECA
benefits of a widow of a CAP senior
member killed on a mission would be $135
a month. There would be no benefits for
chidren if the widow were eligible.
Disability benefits of a CAP senior
member injured on a mission cannot exceed $200 per month. The FECA will pay
all reasonable medical bills for senior
members injured or killed on Air Force
missions, including hospital and doctor
charges. There is also a lump sum burial
allowance of $800.
In today's world these benefits are
hardly sufficient, we are doing what we
can to get the FECA law amended but it is
Due to the delays caused by incomplete claims forms, each wing commander is urged to appoint someone to his
staff who is knowledgeable of the insurance program and of the preparation
of FECA claims. The Air Force liaison ofricer in each wing will assist in any way
possible in preparing these claims.
Civil Air Patrol Regulations 900-5 and
900-8 have been published explaining the
insurance program in detail. Guidance on
FECA claims is contained in Civil Air
Patrol Regulation 112-8.

Task Force Seeks Positive Image For CAP
L o c a l N e w Yo r k n e w s
coverage was somewhat
detrimental to the image of Civil
Air Patrol. As we all know, news
is sold on the basis of sensationalism, almost without exception as to who it hurts.
Commentary by some CAP
members to the media, innocent
as it was and said in all honesty,
didn't come out in print the way
it was meant or stated. By ommission, an entire meaning can
take on a negative note.
To try and counteract this type
National Commander .........................B r i g . G e n . T h o m a s C . C o s a d a y, C A P
of situation in the future, a CAP
B r i g . G e n . C a r l S . M i l l e r, U S A F
N e w Yo r k Ta s k F o r c e w a s
Executive Director .........................................
formed. Members of the task
Director of Information ..............................Lt. Col. Herbert A. Babb, USAF
force are: Lt. Col. Sid Birns,
Editor ............................................................................
Maj. Jason Kaatz, 1st Lt. Toni
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is to put. out news releases,
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Postmaster: Please send Form 3579 to HQ. CAP-USAF/DPD, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 36112.
stories and photo stories. This is
VOL. 9, NO. 8
AUGUST 1977 being done to help create a more

NEW YORK--A New York
Wing corporate aircraft, with
three cadets on board as
passengers, crashed on takeoff,

One cadet was killed, the pilot
seriously injured, and the other
two cadets sustained minor injuries.

positive image of Civil Air
Patrol, as it functions within the
community. This will not be any
easy assignment, but with the
people on this task force, it will
be accomplished.
Our most immediate problem
was to put together a news kit to
be available for a SARCAP that
was to be available to the news
media people who were invited
to attend. A second activity that
combined units from the five
boroughs was to take place the
day afer the SARCAP at the site
of the old Science Pavilion at the
old World's Fairgrounds, an ongoing aerospace education

program. The packet is
background on what and who
Civil Air Patrol is and what our
mission is.
The task force will have the
opportunity to keep its finger on
the pulse of what is happening in
CAP units throughout the
Metropolitan New York area.
These units will have the opportunity to take advantage of the
expertise of the members of the
task force.
We will all benefit from this
type of positive action and CAP "
will have and receive the
recognition it justly deserves.




Cadet Officers End
10 Days of Training

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MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--One hundred fifty-five CAP cadets,
graduates of the Cadet Officers School, returned to their homes
June 30 after 10 days of intensive study and training here.
At the graduation banquet, Cadet James A. Hare of Cheyenne,
Wyo., was named Outstanding Cadet of the 1977 Cadet Officers
School. Winner of the essay contest was Cadet Kenneth R. Beko of
Santa Ana, Calif.
Cadet John W. Neitge of Mankato, Minn., was winner of the
speech contest. Second place winner was Cadet Lisa Coundjeris of
Oxford, Md., and third place winner was Cadet David E. Dreuer of
Mount Clemons, Mich.
Designed to produce more effective CAP officers, the course included the psychology of leadership; problem solving; public
speaking; physical fitness; and orientation trips. Instruction time
was divided between lectures and seminars.
Instructors for the school were CAP senior members, personnel
from Air University here at Maxwell and from CAP National Headquarters, as well as Air Force Reserve personnel serving on active

Photos by Maj. Leonard Wood, USAFR
Gen. Casaday, Right, National Commander, Chats With Cadets

Physical Training Included Volleyball--Which Was Also Fun

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Time Out For An Old Favorite--Watermelon




Victim Recalls A waking Under Crashed Plane
Information Officer
California Wing Group 4
first thing I knew, we were
regaining consciousness on the
ground under the crashed aircraft," said downed pilot John
Grentzer, 29, of Camarillo, Calif.
He and his passenger, Dave
Thompson, 26, had been on a
flight from Oxnard, Calif., to
South Lake Tahoe when they experienced rapidly deteriorating
weather. They decided to turn
back away from the approaching
mountains and made a wide. 180degree turn. "We had plenty of
room." Grentzer said from his
hospital bed. "but the bottom
just went out and I don't

remember anything else.
"When we awoke," he added,
"we were under the overturned
aircraft and both seat belts had
broken. The wings had evidently
sheared off while the aircraft
plummeted through the heavy
timber, and the tail section was
gone just behind the cockpit. The
engine was several hundred feet
"There was debris all over and
our clothes were scattered
around." Thompson lost his
watch at the crash site during
the accident, but Grentzer
returned to the scene a week
later and retrieved it from a
snow patch. It was still running.
Immediately after the ac-

cident, passenger Thompson was
immediately "aware of a
numbness" in his legs and
suspected a broken back. Pilot
Grentzer~ whose ankle was badly
sprained, tried to make
Thompson as comfortable as
possible by covering him with
coats and sweaters.

pocket knife so they could use
the powder to start a fire, but "it
just didn't work." Neither of
them smoke so they had no

Grentzer said later: "I've
learned my lesson and plan to
carry a survival kit with plenty
of matches from now on." He
said he plans to keep flying, even
after his harrowing experience.
Both men praised the
professionalism of Civil Air
Patrol and the Air Force rescue
teams. "Without them, neither
of us might have survived," they
CAP pilots said that it is usually best for a survivor to stay with
the crashed aircraft until
rescue, but those involved in this
search agreed that if Grentzer
had not left the site, the search
aircraft would have been unable
to see the two men because of
the dense forest at the scene.

"We had no first aid kit and no
provisions," he said, "but water
was no problem since there were
numerous small streams and
springs in the area."
Foot-deep patches of snow
were all around them and some
was still hanging from the trees
from the heavy snowfall of the
previous night. "It was extremely cold at night, about 30 degrees
or less." Thompson said. "During the night we had several
snow flurries."

PLANNING--Discussing the search just prior to takeoff
are, from left: Air Force Col. Bradford L. Sharp, commander of the USAF-CAP Pacific Liaison Region; Capt.
Hoyt Simmons, commander of CAP's Sacramento Valley
Group 4; and his observer, Ist Lt. Bob Blair, also of Group 4.

Grentzer said he scouted the
area twice during the first day in
an effort to locate help but finally decided that "the density of
the forest would make it impossible for aircraft searchers to
see us." He made a decision to
leave the crash site and attempt
to get to a clearing where he
could be seen. "We heard aircraft in the area all day but had
no way to signal them through
the trees."

THANKS--CAP pilot Bob Tarwater, left, of Chico, Calif.,
receives appreciative handshake from Jack Grentzer, father
of downed pilot, John Grentzer.

After spending the night alone
in a thickly wooded spot.
Grentzer wandered around and
finally spotted a large clearing.
Just before he got to it, he heard
an aircraft go directly overhead
and thought, "God, just one
more time, please!
He climbed up on a large rock
and, a few minutes later, the
blue and white CAP Birddog 0-1,
with CAP Senior Member Bob
Tarwater. the pilot, and his
observer, Maj. Dave Knight, on
board, spotted Grentzer waving
his jacket. The aircraft circled
him several times, letting him
know that they bad seen him.
"I just sat down on a rock and
waited to be rescued," Grentzer
said. Within a few minutes, an
Air Force helicopter appeared
overhead and eventually landed in
a clearing where the survivor
was picked up.

RESCUE--Recovery of Dave Thompson, a passenger on the
downed plane, was a joint effort on the part of the CAP
ground rescue team which also included Air Force
paramedics and members of the El Dorado County, Calif.,
Sheriff's Department. The team leader, Capt. Gerald
McKeegan, second from right, assists in placing Thompson
on a litter for hoisting up to the helicopter.

Grentzer and the helicopter
crew then spent almost an hour
hovering at treetop level before
they found the Crash site. The
crew lowered a penetrator into
the dense foliage and two
paramedics to help Thompson.
"I kept hearing the search aircraft," Thompson said later,
"and felt sure they would eventually find us. but on the second
day I didn't think I could survive
long enough. I know I was almost
gone when they rescued us."
Grentzer, a deputy sheriff.
said they spent hours trying to
pry tops off his bullets with a

SURVIVOR--Pilot John Grentzer, one of the two survivors
whose life CAP is credited with saving, talks on telephone
from his hospital bed. "I've learned my lesson," he said,
"and plan to carry a survival kit with plenty of matches
from now on." He said he plans to keep flying despite his
harrowing experience.



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Two CAP Teams Participate
In Final Powder Puff Derby

Civil Air Patrol teams from the
California Wing were among 150
contestants participating over
the July 4th weekend in the
Powder Puff Derby's 30th Anniversary Commemorative
Flight (and the final one) from
Palm Springs, Calif., to Tampa,

DERBY TROPHIES--First Lt. Carolyn Zapata, center, and
SM Bea Howell show the trophies they won in the Powder
Puff Derby's recent 30th Anniversary Commemorative
Flight to Air Force Brig. Gen. Carl S. Miller, CAP executive
director, during a refueling Stop at Maxwell AFB, Ala. The
CAP female fliers, who finished eighth in the four-day event,
were en route home.

Flying a CAP Cessna 172, 1st
Lt. Carolyn Zapata and SM Bea
Howell of Squadron 110 (California Wing) finished eighth in the
four-day all-women's air race.
First Lt. Stephanie Wells and
2nd Lt. Wendy Hurst of the
George AFB Comp. Sq. finished
60th in a T-34 Beech Mentor owned by the Edwards AFB Aero


During a brief refueling stop
here on their way back home,
the teams discussed the race.
Both teams emphasized that
they had tried to win, but their
main objective was to finish.
They felt the most important
factor was safety, they said.
The course for this year's
flight covered that of the
original race in 1947. Planes in
this year's flight ranged from a
65-horsepower Taylorcraft to a
1,400-HP P-40. Contestants wei'e
given puzzles and problems
along the way and were awarded
points for their performances.
"It was our first race and we
had a great time," explained Lt.
Hurst. "We never got lost and
were never more than a few

miles off course."
Entry fee for this year's race
was $50, but by the time the cost
of fuel, oil, lodging and other incidentals were added, it cost the
teams about $2,000 each to participate. Members of the California Wing helped out with a $250
donation, but most of the costs
came from the pockets of those
Both teams had high praise for
the help they received along the
way from various Civil Air
Patrol units. CAP members
were out to help at most of the
stops, helping to refuel and park
the aircraft or whatever was
The four female fliers summed up the race with one word:

Sundown Patrol Aids Massachusetts Boaters
SALEM, Mass.--Pleasure
boating in the popular waters off
the Massachusetts North Shore
should be safer this summer,
thanks to the Northeast Surf
Patrol and pilots of CAP's Salem
Cadet Sq. (Massachusetts
Each weekend and holiday
evening, two or three-man pilotobserver teams have been flying
search patterns in the heavilytravelled boating routes between Gloucester and _Marblehead. known by many as the
" Ya c h t i n g C a p i t a l o f t h e

World." Flying CAP's Cherokee
180, equipped with a VHF
marine-band transceiver, the
Sundown Patrol searches for disabled boats and is capable of
directing aid to sailors before
they have to spend the night at
Salem Sq.'s flying patrols are
done in cooperation with the
Northeast Surf Patrol, a network
of radio-equipped boats and
shore-based stations. During the
Sundown Patrol, CAP's
Cherokee becomes "Unit 25" of
the Surf Patrol. It directs patrol
boats to disabled craft, speedily
checks out boats which might be

in trouble, and covers the entire
area more thoroughly than the
patrol boats could accomplish
The Sundown Patrol began on
Memorial Day and will continue through the summer
months. So far in this boating
season, the patrol has determined the whereabouts of several
boats in distress and has
directed Coast Guard and Surf
Patrol craft to the scene. It has
spotted and reported a floating
hazard to navigation and radioed
warning of an approaching squall
Perhaps most importantly, it

has given a large and popular
boating area a thorough onceover at the close of each
weekend boating day, making
sure that boaters remaining in
the vicinity are safely headed
home and that nobody is stranded on the many small, rocky
islands that dot Salem Bay.
Last year, more than 70 boats
were reported in distress in the
area covered by this Sundown
Patrol. Everyone connected
with the program is glad to
provide this valuable service to
local boatsmen, and they look
forward to expanding the patrol
as much as finances and staffing

will allow.
The Sundown Patrol has been
assisted by financial contributions by the Corinthian.
Dolphin, Eastern, Jubilee and
Palmer's Cover Yacht Clubs, as
well as the local Power
Squadron group. These donations
have been applied to gas and oil
The Sundown Patrol is
directed by Capt. Richard
S h a f n e r, s q u a d r o n fl i t , h t
o p e r a t i o n s o f fi c e r. S e n i o r
members taking part include
Richard Zani, George Vaillancourt, Fred Natalo~i, John Jason
Denenberg and Benjamin Berman.

All But One Completed

Arizona Wing Missions Top
Totals For Many Past Years
BENSON, Ariz.--The Arizona
Wing has had more missions so
far this year than in many entire
years in the past.
With one exception, all missions have been completed. This
one was suspended after the
California and Arizona Wings
spent a week searching in vain
for a helicopter, piloted by a
rockbound, which disappeared
near the Colorado River at the
Arizona-California borders.

During January, three missing
aircraft were located, all in
different areas of the state. One
of them crashed near Benson
and the wrecked plane has since
been used by the Benson Comp.
Sq. 404 for training purposes.
Tw o o t h e r p l a n e s h a d
emergency landings on the same
date as the Mooney Mark II
piloted by Larry Jones and wife
Ellen {March issue of Civil Air
Patrol News). Although not CAP

missions, they helped obscure
the search for the missing aircraft.
Although located close to the
highway, the plane appeared to
be just another outcropping of
rocks and could only be reached
by horse and on foot.
The cadets of Squadron 404
used the downed plane for survival tests, search and rescue,
and picture taking practice. During a recent SARTest. this plane
again was used as a "problem."


SENIOR AWARD--Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Ben Kelsey, USAF,
left, presents CAP's Grover Loening Aerospace Award to
Capt. D. Wayne Burks, commander of the Blue Ridge Comp.
Sq. (Virginia Wing), for outstanding achievement in
aerospace education. The presentation was made at a recent
meeting at the Virginia Military Institute.

Siskiyou Smokejumpers' Base
Site of Type B Encmnpment






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Oregon Wing's Group III in
southern Oregon recently concluded a Class B encampment
here at the Siskiyou Smokejumper Base.
The encampment covered
three weekends: On the first, the
cadets visited Medford Airport,
s o m e 6 0 m i l e s a w a y, f o r
helicopter rides provided by the

Air Force.
The second weekend was
devoted to search and rescue
training. Classes in the basics of
search and rescue techniques
were held and cadets were introduced to rapelling, using the
jumpers' towers to rapel down.
The encampment commander
was Capt. Gene Wicks of the
Malion Sweet Comp. Sq.




C IP National Staft College Graduates 6
Story and Photos By
Maj. Noel E. Tomas, USAFR
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Civil
Air Patrol's tenth National Staff
College closed here June 29 with
commandant of students post for
Casaday, national commander,
courses or for sending some of
tend without having previously

attended one of the regional staff
The course work and other
learning activities took place
over an extended I0 days,
longer than previous colleges. A
staff of nine Air Force Reser~
vists and 14 CAP officers
assisted as seminar advisors and

support personnel. Lt. Col.
Ralph R. Harris, USAFR, was
the director this year and CAP
Col. John A. Vozzo filled the
commandant of students post for
his second year.
At the graduation ceremonies,
CAP Brig. Gen. Thomas C.
Casaday, national commander,
and Air Force Brig. Gen. Carl S.
Miller, CAP executive director,
both urged the students to put
the learning from the college to
work in their respective home

At the dining-out banquet, held
the night before graduation, Lt.
Col. (Ret.) Paul Karl, USAF, a
prisoner of the North Vietnamese for more than seven
years, spoke about the need for
this nation to put its internal
house in order and to seek greater
efficiency in the way it uses its
resources if it is to be strong
enough to resist communism. He
is currently in charge of aviation
education for the Rocky Mountain Region of the Federal Aviation Administration.
For the first time, officers of

the Coast Guard Auxiliary
observed the college in prepartion for possible use of some of
the methodologies in their
courses or for sending some of
their volunteer officers to the
college. The National Commander of the Auxiliary, Commodore J. Keyin Mitchell,
visited some of the staff of Air
University and CAP here to discuss coordination.
The students attending
represented 24 states, Puerto
Rico and the Virgin Islands-another first.

OPENING DAY--The smallest class in the 10 years of the college-- 76 students-- listens to
the speakers in the Squadron Officers School auditorium at Maxwell.

LASSOING--Ch. (Col.) Luther M. Smith, chairman of Civil
Air Patrol's National Chaplain Committee, tries to solve a
Project "X" problem with a rope.

SHAKING OUT THE KINKS--Students stretch muscles in preparation for Project "X", part
of the course work in leadership and problem solving training.

T H E TA L L A N D T H E S H O RT- - C A P L t . C o l . A r t h u r N .
Reitnouer, left, of the Pacific Region-- the tall-- and Capt.
Charles A. Smith of Mt. Dora, Fla., -- the short-- compare
sizes with the Jolly Green Giant. Both CAP officers served
on the college staff.

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BOOKSTORE PURCHASES--The Civil Air Patrol Bookstore was kept busy during the
college as students caught up on their uniform needs.

. tin Cont'd Q
hether the award earned is authorized on the Air Force uniform, but in cases where doubt
y of a badge, medal, or other device, the question should be referred to National Headquarters

cember 19 77 unless sooner rescinded or superseded.)


THE MONTH Just a reminder that the following items were phased out 30 June 1977:
male service uniform, 1545, and tuck-in service shirt, 1550 (old Combination A).
;ord uniform (Combination E).
raincoat, 1157, for females.

merical Index of CAP Regulations, Manuals, and Pamphlets," Period Ending 8 July 1977,
:ebruary 1977.
merical index of CAP Forms, Test Materials, Visual Aids, and Certificates," Period Ending
APR 0-9, 26 July 1976.


tension Course Institute (ECI)," 8 July 1977, supersedes CAPR 50-1,3 October 1974.
67-1, "Civil Air Patrol Supply Manual," 8 July 1977, has been published.
67-2, "Civil Air Patrol Aircraft Parts Supply," 8 July 1977, has been published.
ollateral Investigations of Aircraft Accidents," 8 July 1977, supersedes CAPR 110-1,2 March

1. Our answer to a recent inquiry concerning military low-level training
routes is restated here for all CAP pilots. The inquiry questioned the need
for the present large number of training routes and whether any federal
agency controlled the overall establishment and use of these routes.

fBLICATION: CAPR 173-3, "Purchase and Financing of Simulators," 5 June 1975.


2. The timing of this inquiry was interesting in that it so happens that the
Air Space Management Group of the Air Staff is currently involved with an
effort to change the training routes with emphasis on more "joint use" and
better control. Although the Air Staff and other DOD agencies are involved,
the FAA, specifically the FAA regions, is the focal point for the coming
3. Current plans are to significantly reduce the number of military low-level


training routes and to require IFR control in all but a few routes where FAA
does not have IFR control capability This is not to say that heretofore the
routes have proliferated due to a lack of control. The military services have
always been required to complete development/coordination in accordance
with Part 10, FAAH 7610.4c. Airspace and operational requirements of all
users are considered when submitting route proposals or significant changes
in established routes.
4. A firm date for the completed package to realign the training routes under
the new criteria is not yet available. We have been informed, however, that
many of the improvements will go into effect this summer. For more information about the actual changes and the time factors involved, we suggest
you contact the FAA regional office in your area. For the present, all CAP
pilots should be aware that information concerning low-level routes can be
found in the AIM and in the DOD FLIP Section AP/IB which is provided to
each flight service station. All routes are depicted in the AP/1B, and procedures for using the routes are outlined. This information could be vital For
example, users are required to notify flight service before using a route which
means the status of the route is available to the general aviation pilot. Also,
before a route can be used, the users contact the originating agency 24 hours
preceding its use. The originating agency for each route is listed in the
AP/1 B.
5. Finally, a word of caution for all, even those who are familiar with the
low-level training routes and when they are used. The procedures and requirements incumbent upon low-level route users are those which should be
followed. The prudent pilot should avoid the training routes as much
possible and should always consider them "hot."




H e r e ' s T h e Wa y W e W o n T h e H o n o l
Editor's Note

Twin Pine Cadet Sq.
Rated No. 2 in Nation
Commander, Twin Pine Cadet Sq.
New Jersey Wing
PENNINGTON, N.J.--Prospective cadets who wish to join the
Twin Pine Cadet Sq. (New Jersey Wing) must attend four
meetings before they are allowed to do so. At the fourth meeting,
they must bring tileir parents for a complete understanding of
their obligations agparents of cadets and the obligations demanded
of their children as CAP cadets.

Each year, Civil Air Patrol recognizes the Top Five Cadet
Squadrons in the nation, with Squadron No. I being known as
the Cadet Squadron of Distinction and the others being
known as Cadet Squadrons of Merit.
And, each year, Civil Air Patrol News asks the commanders of the Top Five Squadrons to tell in their own words
how they achieved the honor. Squadrons No. 4 and 5---Palm
Beach Cadet Sq. (Florida Wing) and Humacao High School
Cadet Sq. (Puerto Rico Wing)--were featured in the July
Here on these two pages, Squadron No. 2, Twin Pine Cadet
Sq. (New Jersey Wing) and Squadron No. 3, South Macomb
Cadet Sq. 3-2 (Michigan Wing), tell how they won the honor.
A feature on Squadron No. 1, Ewa Beach Cadet Sq. (Hawaii
Wing) will be published in the September issue.

During this four-week orientation period, prospective members
are observed by the cadet commander, flight leaders and the senior
officers. The prospective members are briefed on the rules and
regulations of CAP and the rules of the squadron.
Some of the squadron rules are: 1. Cadets are not allowed to
smoke; 2. Haircuts and personal appearance must be maintained at
all times; 3. Fraternizing between male and female cadets is not
allowed at any time while on any type of CAP function; and, 4.
Regular attendance is a must (three hours, one night per week),
and they must attend all scheduled activities, e.g., Armed Forces
Day, cadet conferences, wing ball, wing picnic, etc.
Activities are one of the strong points of this squadron. Each
year, there are several bus trips for weekend activities at various
state forests (Stokes, Bass River, etc.). We also have a weekend
each year at the Lebanon Baptist Conference Center where classes
in Leadership, Aerospace, Military Customs and Courtesies, and
the History of Civil Air Patrol are tought.
Nearly all cadets are tested in their achievements and are
upgraded. We also have a campsite on the commander's farm
which we use 10 or 12 times a year.
Orientation flights are also a very big factor in this squadron.
Cadets are flown one-half hour each month, regardless of achievement or how many flights they have had.
Safety is stressed very strongly in our squadron. We are very
luckY that all activities that have been scheduled were accidentfree, even on night compass courses. ALL ACTIVITIES ARE
SENIOR SUPERVISED AT ALL TIME. Alcoholic beverages are
prohibited to ALL personnel on any activity.
Money for all cadet activities is raised through tag days, two
weekends per year, spring and fall.
We also have a flying program using a privately owned aircraft.
We also have five cadets taking instructions, four solo cadets and
one senior member. Four members have already received their
private pilot licenses. The airport from which we fly contains a
2,200-foot grass runway. We have never had an aircraft accident or
incident since this program has been in existence.

SQUADRON NEWSLETTER--Cadet Joyce Cook, extreme right, cadet
commander of the Twin Pine Sq., and fellow cadets examine latest edition of the squadron newsletter.

Testing is very important in our squadron. Tests are taken every
week by cadets that have been debriefed and approved by the
Leadership officer or Aerospace officer. Tests are closed book. A
grade of 70 is passing on achievements one through 15. The Mitchell
and Earhart tests are closed book, and the cadets must have a
grade of 85 per cent to pass.
All tests are corrected to 100 per cent before the contract is completed.
Our reasoning for closed book tests is that the cadets retain what
they learn. We find that anyone can open a book, read it once, underline the highlights of each paragraph and pass open book tests.
If the book is closed and the same questions are asked, these same
cadets don't know the answers.
Personally, I.feel that open book testing is a mfstake and I feel
that we have proved it in our squadron.

OPEN HOUSE--Maj. Kenneth Wagner, standing center, welcomes parents and guests at
Open House at squadron headquarters. More than 90 guests, including Lt. Col. Robert Ritter,
deputy wing commander, attended the affair.




Say det Squadrons No. 2 and 3

South Macomb Cadet Sq.
Winner o[ No. 3 Rating
Information Officer, South Macomb Cadet Sq. 3-2
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.--At the beginning of 1976, the
cadet and senior members of South Macomb Cadet Sq. 3-2
(Michigan Wing) met to decide on a tentative schedule of
events and activities for the coming year. The goal was to have
an interesting and varied program which would attract
everyone in the squadron.
The activities were many and
the response from the cadets
-was great. Of all the activities,
flying held the highest interest.
Many of the cadets in our
squadron are either taking flight
training or hope to start in the
near future.
During 1976, three cadets from
the squadron received flight
scholarships. A $300 flight
scholarship was awarded to
Cadet Stephen M. Saghy during
the July Bicentennial open
house. Cadets William C.
Blackaby III and Timothy Brady
each received $150 scholarships
during the December open
During 1976, Cadets Blackaby
-and Saghy and Cadet Tim
Vander Molen each earned their
solo wings. Since then Cadet
Saghy has earned his private
pilot license.
We have two senior members
who were active in the flight
training. Second Lts. Leonard
Cornett and Thomas Kerving
both have been taking ground
school courses to be prepared for
their time in the air. Second Lt.
Patrick King completed his
ground school course and is
working toward his solo and
private license.
Although in 1976 our squadron
did not have a licensed CAP
pilot, we were able to have 87
orientation flights. This was
possible through the Michigan
Wing "Come Fly With Me"
program and through the
generosity of a CAP pilot, 1st Lt.
Ken Anson of Farmington Cadet
Sq. 11-6. He volunteered his time
and used his airplane for our
Also, to keep the interest in
aviation, the squadron toured
such facilities as the Coast
Guard station at Selfridge ANG
Base near here, the Detroit City
Airport tower the Aero
Mechanics School, and saw films
and slide presentations concerning the different phases of
The leadership program was
another active experience for
the squadron. Thirty-two cadets
completed the Class A encampment at Phelps-Collins ANG
Base at Alpena, Mich, and the
Class B encampment at
Selfridge. Ten of our cadets held
leadership positions at these encampments.
Other activities included formation of our own "Blue Beret"

team and a squadron survival
encampment. Seven cadets and
one senior completed this extensive program consisting of two
phases. The emphasis was on
search and rescue techniques
and camping skills. Our
squadron also held many practice SAR missions.
In May 1976, the squadron had
an 18-member drill team which
placed second in the Michigan
Wing Drill Competition. We also
had two nine-member drill teams
which placed second and third.
The cadet academic bowl
team for the Michigan Wing consisted of six cadets, all from
Macomb Group III. Two of our
cadets, William C. Blackaby III
and Michael Kerving, were
members of this team which
went on to the region competition in November and again
walked away with the trophy for
being number one.
On other activities, Cadet
Evelyn Cornett participated in
the International Air Cadet Exchange Program. She went from
Michigan to Israel, making stops
in Washington, D.C., and in Germany. For our December open
house, she set up an excellent
display about her exchange trip
for all our parents, guests and
members to see.

The South Macomb Cadet Sq.
3-2 did have a busy year, but it
was not all work. We did a
number of fun things, such as
roller skating, howling,
tobogganing, staging a squadron
family picnic, holding open
house for parents and community, spending a weekend at
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio,
and the Air Force Museum, going on a trip to the Neil
Armstrong Space Museum in
Ohio, and holding cadet and
senior parties, to name a few.
Each month, the squadron has
a cadet of the month, most improved cadet, cadet officer of
the month and an honor flight.
There is also a cadet Of each
quarter and at the end of the
year special trophies are awarded to the top cadets. These
awards went to Cadets Tim
Vander Molen, Michael Kerving,
Gregory Williams and Gerard
Riesterer in 1976. These awards
provide incentive in developing
leadership within the squadron.
During 1976, we lost three good
cadets to the various branches of
the armed forces. Many of our

PRESENTATION--Clinton Township, Mich., supervisor,
Mr. Bobcean, left, presents a township resolution to
members of the South Macomb Cadet Sq. 3-2 at a council
meeting. The members are, from left, Cadets Laura DiGiantomasso and John DiGiantomasso, and SM John Rogers, all
residents of Clinton Township.

former members have gone on
to the military academies, into
the Reserve Officer Training
Corps programs and into other
military programs.
The cadets, with the
assistance of SM Frances
Blackaby and Maj. Nell
Christensen, have put together a
monthly newsletter. The cadet
newsletter contains news of
promotions and awards, special
news articles, aerospace events,

a safety log, the commander's
corner and news of upcoming
events. This newletter insures
that our cadets, seniors and
parents are always informed.
With all these activities, the
squadron has the volunteer support of many parents and other
interested people. All of this
helps to make us function as a
team. And that is what made us
what we are in 1976-- Number
Three in the Nation!

C a d e t K a t h y S a r v e r, a
member of our squadron, was
Miss Michigan Wing and served
as a Council representative in
our squadron We now have
Cadets Laura DiGiantomasso
and Evelyn Cornett as our
representatives to the Cadet
On weekends, the cadets
helped in various community activities, such as directing car
parking at ethnic festivals and
church fairs in Macomb County,
selling programs at the Selfridge
Bicentennial air show, assisting
in loading passengers aboard
airplanes for the muscular
dystrophy "fly-in" held at
Detroit City Airport, manning
telephones at the WJBK-TV
studio dUring the Jerry Lewis
Labor Day telethon, marching
for muscular dystrophy, participating in local parades, and,
during Civil Air Patrol Week,
visiting the various city councils
to inform the communities about
Civil Air Patrol and our
program. The squadron received
proclamations from five cities
which designated the week of
Dec. 1, 1976, as "Civil Air Patrol

PROCLAIMATION--Mayor Frank MacPharlin of St. Clair Shores, Mich.: left, presents
proclamation designating the week of Dec. 1, 1976, as "Civil Air Patrol Week" to SM John
Rogers, Cadets Evelyn, Tim Brady, and William C. Blackaby III during a regular meeting of
the council.

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{This item expires

1. PROPER ATTIRE FOR TRAVEL. CAP travel authorizations prepared/endorsed/approved by USAF-CAP liaison
offices in accordance with CAPR 10-3, paragraph 3d(4), contain the following statement: "Members will wear CAP
uniform or appropriate civilian attire on military aircraft." The civilian attire provision is an exception for those
individuals who cannot afford uniforms, those who are not required uniforms, AEMs, etc., and cadets/senior members
who have not completed their initial membership training requirements or do not meet grooming standards and are not
authorized uniform wear. However, in accordance with.authority provided in CAPM 39-1, paragraph 1-4b, several
region commanders have established mandatory wear of uniform as prescribed in CAPM 39-1, chapters 2, 3, 6, and 7,
for travel aboard military aircraft. To preclude individual embarrassment and insure proper compliance, check your
regional policy prior to travel.

a. The old-st.
Female c~
c. Old-style nl

2. AUTHORIZED USE OF CAP INSIGNIA. CAPR 900-2, paragraphs 3a and 3b, define when the CAP seal and the
CAP emblem can be used. The Civil Air Patrol seal is not authorized for use on any aircraft/vehicle except those that
are corporate owned. Affixing the CAP seal to privately-owned aircraft, vehicles, or property, without specific written
approval of National Headquarters, is prohibited. The CAP emblem may be used on privately-owned equipment. In
cases where the seal has been affixed without proper authorization, it will be removed immediately and, if so desired,
may be replaced by the emblem.

a. CAPR 0-2
supersedes CAPR 0b. CAPR 0-9
8 July 1977, supersel
c. CAPR 50-1

3. COMPLETION OF FCC FORMS 480. Lacking sufficiently detailed instructions from the FCC for completion
of station license applications, DOK obtained FCC approval of amplified instructions which were published in the May
Bulletin Board. Repeated questions required further expansion. The forthcoming CAPM 100-1 will contain these
instructions which in the interim are also being forwarded to the region and wing communications officers. Contact
DOK for further information, if required.

d. Change l.t
e. Change l.t~

4. NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING. The National Communications Committee will
hold its annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, on 21-22 October 1977. This meeting will be at the Marriott Hotel during
the same time that the National Board will be in session. Agenda items for the continued improvement of CAP communications are requested and should be submitted through wing directors of communications-region DCS/communications and should reach National Headquarters/DOK by 15 August 1977 for consolidation, printing, and distribution
to members. The following format is recommended:

CAPR l lo.


Agenda Item No. (leave blank) and Title
Director of Admin

Submitted by: (Name and wing or region)
Discussion: {Explanation of improvement and justification)
Recommendation: {Recommended action to be taken)


Action: (leave blank)
as regards senior member officer promotions are currently under revision. However, the following changes are effective
a. Paragraph 5e. The region commander is now the promoting authority for promotion to the grades of major
and lieutenant colonel for all senior members in his/her region. This authority will not be delegated.
b. Paragraph 18. Former Members. A former member may be reinstated to the same grade held prior to voluntary membership termination, provided he/she qualifies for that grade under current criteria (including applicable senior
member training). A recommendation for such reinstatement is neither automatic nor mandatory. Recommendations
from wing commanders will be forwarded to region commanders for approval for all grades under this provision. If
approved, the appointment is not retroactive and the date of grade is the date validated by National Headquarters upon


(This item expires 10 December 1977 unless sooner rescinded or superseded.)



6 . C L A R I F I C AT I O N O F P O L I C Y O N U S M I L I TA R Y B A D G E S A N D D E V I C E S O N T H E C A P U N I F O R M . T h e
question of whether US military badges and devices earned by members of the Armed Forces are authorized on the
CAP uniform was raised at the last meeting of the National Uniform Committee. As a result, the following policy
was established:
,All decorations, ribbons, and devices authorized for wear on the US Air Force uniform
may be worn by CAP members when earned through qualification and awarded by
competent authority to a member for service performed in any branch of the Armed
Forces of the United States or its allies.

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.




Aviation Terms Mean A Lot to Ruth
ST. PETERSBURG, FIa-W A S P, 9 9 s a n d P o w d e r
Puff Derby may be meaningless
terms to the average Citizen, but
to people in aviation--and to
Ruth Clifford Hubert in particular- they mean a lot.
Ruth, a real aviation pioneer,
has been involved in all of them.
Mrs. Hubert grew up on a
farm in Lakeland, Fla., but the
farm |ife was not for her. So she
became interested in
photography and decided to
become a photographer when
she finished high school in 1935.
The Haldeman Flying Service
of Lakeland offered a prize about
that time for the best aerial
photo of the Lakeland Civic
Center. She went up in a small
plane to try for the prize. She
didn't win, but she found a new
The owner of the flying service
taught her enough to solo in
about eight hours (at $8 per
hour). She later earned her
private pilot license and commercial license. She even got her
sister involved in flying.

WASPs. The organization-Women's Air-force Service
Pilots utilized women pilots
during World War II to relieve
military fliers of more routine
tasks, such as testing and ferrying military aircraft. She trained
for the job in Sweetwater, Ter
Upon graduation, she was
assigned to Corcoran Field,
Macon, Ga.. a basic flight training center for the Army Corps.
Her job was engineering test
flights. "After a plane was worked on in maintenance," she explained, "I'd take it up to see if it
was working properly_
Sometimes, I'd have to put on
slow time (flying as slowly as
possible so a newly changed
engine would not overheat. I"
Thus, Ruth, a woman pilot,
found herself flying military
planes in war time, testing
them, stalling them, looking for

At the end of the war, she
returned to Florida where she
used her rating as a Certified
Flight Instructor to teach flying
at a local airport. While serving
as a flight instructor, she met
and married Peter Hubert.
owner of a rival flying school
and one of the founders of.
National Airlines.

where she serves as operations
officer. She still flies and is a
mission-qualified pilot and puts
her training to good use. She
recently earned her Senior Pilot
wings--after 40 years of flying.
"In '75, we flew seven or eight
missions," she observed. "Still
volunteer, you know."
As one observer put it, Ruth
Clifford Hubert has done nothing
heroic when you come right

down to it. No single-handed
rescues, no lost planes found.
And Ruth herself even said,
"Pretty routine." I never was a
knitter and flying was much
more exciting than being a
welder in a factory.
"Why does one do anything?"
she added inquisitively.
Answer: Because she is an extraordinary lady.

In 1947, as Florida state
chairman of the 99s, she was involved in the first all-women's
air show and the first Powder
P u ff D e r b y. T h e 9 9 s i s a n
organization of women pilots and
derives its name from the
number of~charter members.
The Powder Puff Derby is (or
was) an annual transcontinental
air race of women pilots. The
final one--the 30th anniversary
derby was held in July and
followed the same course as the
first one, from Palm Springs,
Calif.. to Tampa, Fla.

As World War II was starting,
she wanted to become involved,
but welding and knitting for "the
boys" was not for her. So she
joined Civil Air Patrol in it's infancy in 1942 (the Polk County
Senior Sq.) and became 2nd Lt.
Ruth Clifford.

This year. Ruth Hubert served
as honorary chairman of the
final Powder Puff Derby, in
honor of her long years in aviation and of her work in staging
the first one.

As a CAP volunteer, she flew
search and rescue missions,
bomb alerts, and dropped
leaflets, urging the boys to sign
up. But, being a woman, she was
barred from participating in the
Coastal Patrol, looking for
enemy submarines, and she lost
So, she moved to a more exciting field and joined the

malfunctions, and ferrying them
to distant destinations. But it
was routine, she declared. "I
don't think it was any more
dangerous than any other

After-her marriage, two
children and the demand of
family life limited the amount of
time she could spend in the air.
So, until her son and daughter
were grown, she was content
just to keep her license current.
Then. in 1974, she joined Civil
Air Patrol again, signing up with
the Pinellas Senior Sq. here,

UNIFORM--Ruth Clifford
Hubert in WASP uniform.

WA RT I M E S E RV I C E - - C A P 2 n d L t . R u t h C l i ff o r d ( n o w
Mrs. Hubert) as she appeared during World War II. She is
wearing a CAP uniform of that era and is holding a service
flag. The stars on the flag represent employees who had
entered military service from the firm for which she worked
at the time.

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PurzuanZ to Paragraph i ....

Personnel Order No.


22 _, Dated 5 Nov i~/~

Thie appolatmeat will te~-~miz~te wi~h the relief from duty of thia officer from
a,~lgnment aE ....

OCD Form No. 627

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Ruth Clifford's Certificate Appointing Her A Civil Air Patrol Officer In 1942.




Squadron Gives A id
To Helicopter Crew
TOCCOA, Ga.-- Twenty-seven
Army personnel from Ft.
Campbell, Ky., received a helping hand recently from the Toccoa Comp. Sq. (Georgia Wing)
following what could have been a
serious incident.
While on an early morning
VFR flight from Greenville,
S.C., to Ft. Campbell, an Army
Chinook helicopter ran into IFR
conditions over the north
Georgia mountains.
The Toccoa Sq. was conducting a weekend practice
search and rescue mission but,
because of heavy fog and low
, clouds, could not get its planes
off the ground.
FEEDING THE HUNGRY--CAP 2nd Lts. Evelyn Douglas,
left, and Grace Nix serve up food for hungry Army personnel.

Utah Senior Flies
Co-Pilot on DC-6
Utah--Capt. MegAnn Streeter of
the Mt. Olympus Cadet Sq. here
has a particularly interesting
job. She flies co-pilot on a DC-6
for the U.S. Forest Service and
fights forest fires all over the
Western United States.
At 21 years of age, she is
probably the youngest if not the
only woman in the nation to perform this kind of dangerous and
demanding work.
Capt. Streeter started flying
when she was 13. "That's when I
really started to love flying,"
she said. Now she has more than
1,400 hours of flying time, a
multi-engine rating, instrument
rating and commercial license.
During off-seasons, she attends
Weber State College and flies
charters for Trans-West Air Service.
In her CAP squadron, she is
activities officer, aerospace
counselor, and orientation pilot.
Capt. Streeter earned her Spaatz
Award in the Cadet Program in
1976. She spent six years as a

Wing Takes Part
In Open House
OFFUTT AFB, Neb.-- Civil
Air Patrol's Nebraska Wing participated in May in the Armed
Forces Day Open House here
with a static display of corporate
vehicles and an aircraft.
Six squadrons brought in their
vehicles to form the display
along with the wing communications van and the wing's
Cessna 172.
The Omaha Comp. Sq.,
winner of the Nebraska drill
competition, staged a drill
demonstration during the noon
program preceding the aerial
Uniformed CAP personnel
staffed the display to answer
questions, to explain the purpose and the equipment in each
vehicle, and to provide continuous showing of "Room 222,"
"The CAP Story," and "The Encampment" films.

As to fire fighting, Capt.
Streeter works nine hours per
day, seven days per week. In
speaking about the dangers of
this type of work, she said that
flying tree-top level is essential
to success in retarding the fire.
"There is little room for er~0r in
this business," she added.

While waiting for a break in
the weather, mission pilot 2nd
Lt. Mike Martin spotted the
, chopper as it passed over Toccoa Airport. Lt. Martin established radio contact with the
helicopter by using the airport's
unicom radio. The helicopter
pilot radioed back that he was
flying at 1,600 feet. Martin quickly warned him of a 2,000-foot
mountain located directly in his
flight path.
Capt. Susi replied that he could
not see the mountain and was
unaware he was that close to
the peak. A few seconds later, he
keyed his microphone and said
"We see the mountain now. We
came too close to that thing. It
was kinda hairy up here for a

Units Combine Forces
For Successful Mission
HILL AFB, Utah--While combining resources is not new to
Civil Air Patrol. it is sometimes
necessary to insure success for
its missions.
In the case of the Utah Wing, it
took the combined efforts of
three squadrons to complete an
airlift of three cadets, members
of the Mt. Olympus Cadet Sq.
The cadets-- Carole Blessing,
Garth Holle and Rodney
Carter-- were scheduled to fly to
Colorado Springs, Colo.. for the
Rocky Mountain Region Cadet
Officers School at the Air Force
Academy. They had just completed a Type A encampment
The only trouble is that their
squadron, the Mt. Olympus
Cadet Sq., had no airplane to fly
them in. The squadron did move
their baggage, however, to keep
down weight in an aircraft.
SM Brian O'Hara, a member
of the Weber Minuteman Comp.
Sq., had volunteered to fly
cadets to the activity. The only
trouble is that his unit had no
cadets to be moved. And there
was no aircraft available, either.
But the Ogden Senior Sq. had a
plane, a T-41B in which O'Hara
was checked out. So the Ogden
Senior Sq., with no cadets of its
own, volunteered the use of its
plane, which was flown by SM
O'Hara of the Weber Squadron to
move cadet members of the Mt.
Olympus Squadron.
The flight required four hours
and went off safely. The area
over which the group flew,

between Ogden, Utah, and
Colorado Springs, is some of the
most rugged and most scenic in
the country.
Mission accomplished.

Martin then suggested that
Capt. Susi land at Toccoa Airport. Susi, at that time flying
IFR in clouds, requested and
was given a heading back to the
airport. A few minutes later, the
helicopter, flying at less than 400
feet approached the airport and
made a safe landing.
Susi credited Lt. Martin with
helping him navigate around the
hidden mountain and expressed
his thanks to him.
The helicopter and soldiers
aboard it were safely on the
ground but another problem
presented itself. Most of the
soldiers had not eaten since
Saturday and, by early Sunday
afternoon, were very hungry.
There was no food aboard the
Army aircraft and, because they
were returning from field
maneuvers, the soldiers had no
The local National Guard unit.
which was conducting a weekend
drill, was unable to feed them.
The Wig-Wam Restaurant of
Toccoa was contacted and the

owner, Melvin Addison, agreed
to furnish free of charge enough
food and beverages to feed the
27 hungry soldiers.
The weather remained
bad throughout the day and, as
darkness approached, the Army
men and women were getting
hungry again. Groceries for the
second meal were donated by a
local Toccoa food store (Big
Star). The food was prepared
and served by CAP senior
members Grace Nix and Evelyn
Shortly after midnight, an
Army bus from Ft. Campbell
arrived to transport the soldiers
back. Two days later, when
weather conditions improved,
Capt. Susi was able to fly his
helicopter out.
As he was getting aboard the
chopper, he remarked: "If we
ever have to make another forced landing, I hope it's in Toccoa.
I just can't say enough for the
Toccoa Civil Air Patrol."

Texas Group Assists
At Thunderbird Show
Texas Wing Group 13
H O U S T O N , Te x . - - T h e
Thunderbirds are flying north
across the runway, a low pass in
a tight diamond. The solo pilot is
meeting them bead-on. As the
lone T-38 rolls over on its right
wing, the diamond parts and the
knife-edge jet cuts through it
like salami.
The crowd gasps. The jet is
quicker than the eye.
But the crowd at Ellington


AFB near Houston has been gasping since early morning when
the temperature started edging
up toward 98. The sky is pure
blue, clear of cloud cover.
More than 20,000 people came
out in mid-June for the Air Force
Thunderbirds' precision
demonstration, an event which
drew aircraft from throughout
the country.
Civil Air Patrol's Group 13
(Texas Wing), commanded by
Lt. Col. Danny Edwards, handled crowd control and emergency
services, with Maj. Paul Renfro
as project officer.
Air National Guard aircraft
from as far away as Vermont
flew in for static display. A Navy
F-14 was the state-of-the-art star
on the ground, but the crowd also
got a close look at wide array of
military aircraft on display.
Among the military airplanes,
Houston's Thunderbird Comp.
Sq. place a newly painted corporate 150 as a threedimensional recruiting poster,
with a corporate 172 from
Beaumont's Group 22 alongside.
Capt. Beverly Norman. deputy
commander of the Thunderbird
Sq., the unit was "swamped with
Maj. Renfro reported that 26
senior members and 68 cadets-some working their first air
show-- turned out for the event.
Cadet first-aid teams from the
Thunderbird and Delta Comp.
Sqs. of Group 13 patrolled the
flightline and public areas in M37 personnel carriers. They
treated five heat exhaustion
casualties. One cadet suffered
heat exhaustion in late afternoon.
Corporate aircraft were flown
into Ellington the day before the
show, immediately after taking
part in a Civil Defense exercise





Tells Story
Of Flight
TOCCOA. Ga. The Toccoa
Comp. Sq. (Georgia Wing)
recently presented a special 45minute radio broadcast to commemorate the 50th anniversary of
Lindbergh's historic Atlantic
The pre-recorded program, entitled "The Spirit of St. Louis,"
was narrated by Toccoa Sq.
senior members 2nd Lts. Wayne
and Mike Martin and Cadets Lee
Massey, A1 Fincher, Bobby Mart i n . To d d P r u i t t , a n d To n y

SIGHTSEEING--A guide at the Ephrata Cloisters explains
to Ch. (1st Lt.) John B. Murdoch, left, and Ch. (Lt. Col.)
Reuben Katz, center, the workings of this early American
religious commune. Katz is Northeast Region chaplain and
Murdoch is chaplain for Pennsylvania Wing Sq. 105.

Pennsylvania Is Setting
For Chaplain Meeting
ANNVILLE, Penn.--Within
sight of horse-drawn buggies and
windmill-equipped farm houses
of the "Plain Folks" of the Pennsylvania Dutch country, the
chaplains of the Northeast
Region held their annual conference in May here at Ft. Indiantown Gap, a semi-active
military reservation.
The conference was expanded
this year to three days to permit
a trip through the Cloisters of
Ephrata, an early American
religious commune, and
Boehm's Chapel, one of the older
examples of Methodist houses of
A Pennsylvania Dutch buffet
followed the two tours after
which the clergymen went on a
sightseeing tour of the rolling
hills and dales of this picturesque region.
Guests at the meeting included
Ch. (Col.) Robert H. Beckley,
CAP national chaplain; Army
Ch. (Lt. Col.) Harold E.
Nunemaker, Ft. Indiantown Gap
post chaplain; and Army Maj.
Jack Williams, Pennsylvania
National Guard Plans and Training officer.
Ch. (Lt. Col.) Charles L.
Wood, New Jersey Wing
chaplain, presented a seminar
on the use of CAP radio as a tool
for expanding and improving the
Chaplain Program.
"Moral Leadership in The
Local Squadron" was the topic
of an address by one of the Pennsylvania Wing's newest
chaplains, Ch. (1st Lt.) Richard
G. Miller.
In his keynote address following the banquet, Ch. (Lt. Col.)
Reuben Katz, Northeast Region
chaplain, left those present with
a better concept of the place
moral values play in today's
society, specificially within the
CAP organization. Ch. Beckley
announced that Ch. Katz will
present an expanded version of
this discourse in October during
the chaplains' session at the
National Board meeting in

M a j . H a r r y J . P. H i m m e l berger served as project
officer for the meeting. He was
assisted by Ch. Katz and Ch. (Lt.
Col.) George Schneider. Pennsylvania Wing chaplain who
served as conference host.
Next year's meeting will be in
May in Boston.

Radio station manager Otto
McDonald said the broadcast
was heard in portions of five
Southeastern states over WLETFM and sister station WLETAM. The radio station provided
the prime-time slot for the
special as a public service.
The 20-page script, complete
with musical background and
sound effects, was written and
produced by Wayne Martin, the
Toccoa Sq. information officer
and a former radio announcer.
The special was broadcast in
May on the 50th anniversary of
Lindbergh's solo flight from
New York to Paris. It was based
on Lindbergh's book, "The Spirit
of St. Louis." Lt. Martin said the
squadron decided to produce the
special in order to salute a great
man of aviation and to bring
about a better understanding of
the history of aviation.

Mitchell A wards-June 1977
Eddie K. Stamper ...........01034
Leo K. Larkin ................ 21042
Terry D. Taylor .............. 01041
Louanne Stewart ............ 21044
William n. Hollis ............ 01055
Russell J. Lessly ............ 23004
Douglas S. Dunbar ..........23004
Lisa D. Woodruff ............
J. Paul Dimech .............. 04005
Mark A. Rethemeyer .......23036
Robert C. Nell Jr ............ 04005
Janel M. Saoer ............... 23040
Daniel C. Campbell .........23091
Mark R. Beutel .............. 04032
Richard A. Payne ........... 24009
Omar A. SinJ~a ...............04240
Rose M. Sipes ................ 24018
Paul C. Nelson ............... 04261
Thomas F. Phelps ........... 25038
Barry R. Blank .............. 04310
Jason A. Foist ............... 26055
Susan M. Beck ............... 04389
Margaret A. Churchill ..... 26058
Donna L. Gearl .............. 06056
Joseph Q. Cael Jr ............07008
Chris De C. Dodge ..........28037
Joe E. Travers ............... 07016
Donald E. Graham ..........28048
Paul E. Moselcy ............. 08122 James D. Strood IV ......... 29067
Craig M. Wiles ............... 08159
Michael A. Wojcik .......... 29093
Warren J. Schick ,,.: ........
Cart A. Yannnzzi ........... : 31011
John R. Armstrong Jr ...... 08293
Donald E. Apgar ............ 31011
Patrick O. Hardy ............06303
Robert R. Difiore ........... 31072
09081 John M. Meyer ............... 31~}73
Victor D. Vinson .............
Mark J. $emcneck .......... 11189 - John M. Fitzgerald ......... 31158
Robert A. Paoni ............. 31162
John C. McDonnell ..........11226
Jude V. Domanski ...........11226
Scott R. Burger .............. 31162
Robert L. Rasch ............. 11268
Eddie Gonzalez ..............31224
Marco A. Ramos ............ 31227
Kenneth V. Kttzeff .......... 12186
Oswald S. Binford ........... 16005
Patrick C. Kelley ............ 31308
Bryan K. McElroy .......... 16007
Raymond D. Ellsworth .... 32111
Hugh W. Carter .............. 32111
Erich J. ScJmtzle ........:... 16007
Sbaun M. Finnegan .........18077
Dale A. Fender .............. 32129
Gary O. Renfrow ............
Hector Arocho Jr ............ 34003
William S. Maddox .......... 19{)57
Steve B. Davis ............... 34037
Brian R. Kelley .............. 19057
Walter B. Carries ............34139
Michael K. Levinger .......
Alien W. Zaagg ..:. .......... 36028
Mike B. Greiger ............. 20072
Cynthia A. Lynch ............ 36073
Edith A. Disler ............... 20145
Mary H, Little ............... 36073
Scott S. Russell .............. 21021
David J. Gearhart .......... 37009

Janet M. Porter ............. 37009
Edith M. Jones ............... 37009
Amy T. Quinn ................ 37011
Paul L. Both .................. 37026
Charles S. Peters ............37060
Scott N. Kohler .............. 370~0
Ronald A. Szurgot U ........37051~
Scott J. Fernsler ............ 37265
Veronica M. Rivard ........ 38003
James G. Soper .............. 38025
Donald C. Chambers .......38025
Mark D. Pruitt ...............
James L. Baker .............. 41136
David W. Lauderdale .......42350
Jeffrey W, Spencer .......... 44005
Daniel A, Benard ............ 44009
Jeffrey K. Briggs ............ 45025
James R. Grove Jr .......... 45060
Thomas R. McCune ......... 45091
Cecelia C. Klein ............. 46046
Mitch G. Parker ............. 46057
Timothy C. Games ..........47013
Theresa L. Fisher ........... 47060
Dana B. Sam Wood .........
Kenneth E. Kessler .........45002
Ronald T. Oman ............. 48048
Dana A. Schreiber .......... 48048
Donald L. Deetjen .......... 48144
Vernon G. Daweritz ........ 51009
Suzanne M. Yong ............51030
William D. Perreira ........ 51030
Dennis R. Russell ........... 51048
Edna L. Roque ............... 52018
Ramon A Cruz ............... 52128
Roberto Soto ................. 52128
Hector Figueroa ............. 52128

Earhart A wards-June 1977
John W. Gardner ............ 01016 Michael A. Williams ........ 20145 Dewitt A. Blunden .......... 37246
William C. Myers ........... 03030
Tamara L. Pnrdy ............ 20145
Paul A. Ramsey ............. 40016
Bryan K. Lowry ............. 20240
David J. Golf ................. 04220
Thomas R. Peoples .........45091
Gary D. Cross ................ 22037
Dean E. Mclndoo ............ 05099
Craig W. Pope ................ 45117
John S. Lifo ................... 07004
Kristine L. Schweiker ..... 29059
Wayne R. Sass ............... 45117
Christopher L. Baldi ........ 29067
Randy K. Kile ................ 07016
Randy W. Wirth ............. 46085
Mark K. McCarthy .......... 08117
John G. Jerakis ..............
Douglas S. Schroeder ....... 48002
Edward V. Wright .......... 31189
Todd F. Hasty ....... : ........ 08237
Paul G. Newell ............... 48018
William D. McGaUaird .... 32111 Orlando Rivera .............. 52006
Martin L. Price .............. 11254
Pat A. Lindemann ........... 11254
Gail A. Duerre ..............
Carlos A. Flores ............. 52035
Michael T. Patten ........... 11254
Daivd M. Donelson ..........34051
Luis F. Marrero ............. 52045
Thomas S. Thacker .........34166
Randall L. Dean ............. 11254
Fundador Rodriguez ....... 52045
Dallas S. Basham ........... 34166
Mike B. Malls ................ I1254
Pedro J. Rosario ............ 52064
Alan W. Ackley .............. 14031
Mark E. Cantrell ............ 36065
Gerald S. Farisa ............. 52079
Shirley A. Shannon ..........36065
John Barron ......... :: ....... 17035
Mildred Castro ............... 52091
Richard A. Magners ........ 37018
Scott A. Hartman ........... 17035
Juan Poncedeleon ...........52116
Greg H. Reiff ............... ~. 37082
William J. Jacon ............ 20117
Angel L. Casiano ............ 52116

Colorado Wing Holds Flight Clinic
LITTLETON. Colo. The Colorado Wing recently held a flight clinic
at Boulder (Colo.) Airport to train both seniors and cadets in the
different aspects of search and rescue operations.
The classroom training, which was directed to both flight and
ground crews, included flight safety, use of aircraft direction-finding
equipment, flight and taxi procedures, and the selection and use of
survival equipment.
After the classroom training, the flight crews few in Colorado Wing
aircraft to improve their flying and observation techniques, while
looking for stranded motorists at the same time.
The ground teams, after their classroom training, practiced the use
of ELT (emergency locater transmitter) direction-finding equipment
by hiding the ELT in different places and then looking for it
Members from both the South Platte and Englewood Cadet
Squadrons attended the activity.

U n i t s Ta k e P a r t i n ' M i n i C A P s '
ROCHESTER. N.Y.--Members of the Rochester Senior and Cadet
Squadrons participated in local "MiniCAPs."
MiniCAP is the name given to a combination of cadet orientation flying and small-scale local SARCAP practice, designed to increase aircrew proficiency as well as to introduce cadets to flying and to train
them as observers. Seniors and cadets were expected to locate a
target from the air and then give adequate briefing/debriefing information to land rescue team officers as to each target's location for
"rescue" purposes.
By beginning aircrew training at the earliest possible state, it is felt
that not only will interest in CAP be increased but that retention of
cadets will be enhanced. This program is also expected to help build
the Rochester Group's roster of pilots preparing for the Mission Pilot
The concept of the MiniCAP was developed by several members
within and associated with the Rochester Group (New York Wing).

McK inney Going to A cademy
AURORA, Colo.--Civil Air Patrol Cadet James H. McKinney has
this year become a cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado.
He attended college at the University of Northern Colorado this past
year and maintained a grade point average of 4.0. He also won a three
and one-quarter year Air Force ROTC scholarship but turned it down
in favor of attending the academy.
Cadet McKinney joined Civil Air Patrol in 1972. He held several"
squadron positions, including that of cadet commander of the Lowry
Cadet Sq. before its merger with two other units to form the East
Metro Cadet Sq. He also was chosen commander of this year's weeklong encampment at the Air Force Academy.
He plans to major in computer engineering and become a career officer in the service. He would like to stay active in Civil Air Patrol, he
This is the fulfillmant of a lifelong goal, he said.

Maryland Holds Practice Search
SALISBURY, Md.--The Maryland Wing recently held a practice
search and rescue mission based here at Salisbury Airport.
Some members of squadrons from as far away as Frederick travelled Friday night in order to arrive on time for the start of the mission
at 8 a.m. At that time, Lt. Col. Ken Welk briefed the 121 CAP members
who had gathered for the mission.
The problem was to find a missing (simulated) aircraft which had
disappeared while en route from Stone Mountain Airport, Ga., to
Salisbury Airport.
Ground teams were dispatched following reports given by state
policemen (simulated) about a sighting by a local resident. Later, one
of the search planes reported that it was receiving emergency locater
transmitter (ELT) signals. Within 30 minutes, the search plane had
found the source of the signals and directed the ground teams to the
target, located in a local state park.
Due to the bad weather which followed, further practices could not
be held that day, but the Air Force advisors and CAP officials
directing the practice mission were pleased with the performance of
the wing.

First A id Course Is Presented
SETAUKET, N.Y.--Suffolk Cadet Sq. 10 (New York Wing) recently
completed a first aid course for its members, many of whom had
never had such training before.
The course, which lasted two months, was conducted during the unit's weekly meetings, an hour and a half each week.
In addition to regular written first aid test, a practical examination
was included at the conclusion of the course.
This consisted of having half the class act as victims with each victim wearing a card listing what was wrong with him. The other half of
the class acted as rescuers, using whatever they had on hand to treat
the victims. The victims were not allowed to offer any help. Some of
the materials used were blankets, belts, shirts and even shoes. Then
the victims and rescuers exchanged places and repeated the
procedure, using different cards.




Family Motivation
Made Senior 'Tick'
MAXWELLAFB, Ala.--Family motivation seems to be one of
the things which make 1st Lt.
Jane A. Wellman of Salt Lake
City, Utah, tick.
T h e 1 9 7 7 N a t i o n a l S t a ff
College, CAP's highest level of
senior training which ended here
June 30, was just one more
achievement in a line of accomplishments and activities for
Lt. Wellman (nee Crenshaw).
Civil Air Patrol occupied
much of Jane's teen years after
she joined in January 1970. But,
in addition to the language of
CAP, she also spoke in other
terms-- such things as "team
roping," "barrel racing" and
"bronc busting."
She joined CAP at about the
same time she joined the
Sheriffs Posse, known for its display of riding talents. Finding
the rodeo trail to her liking, Jane
became a member of the Girls
Rodeo Association and took to
almost everything the rodeo
cowboys did.
She only skipped the
bulldogging, wrestling cattle to
the ground, but she could rope
and tie a cow with the best in
team roping contests. She could
also straddle a twisting Brahma
bull, and stay in the saddle of a
bucking bronc, occasionally
biting the dust while slapping
leather in true rodeo fashion.
Jane described her Air Force
family as "close" during the
period when they lived at a
variety of Air Force bases
following her birth 21 years ago
in London, England. Her father's
firm and loving support she cited
as the reason she achieved so
much, both in Civil Air Patrol
and in other endeavors.
Uppermost in Jane's warm
memories of her father, who
died in 1974, was the realization
of his wish to see Jane become a
cadet officer. Her father served
24 years in the Air Force and
was a photographic ground
When she received her
warrant officer status, her
father was especially proud of

her achievement, she recalls.
"He was blind then," she said quietly, "but that did not keep
him from recognizing the rank.
He asked me to come over to
him that day so he could feel the
mslgma and he said that
satisfied him better than seeing
"So you see," Jane continued,
"CAP has a very special meaning to me."
Shortly after her father's
death, her mother joined CAP
and works on the Rocky Mountain Region headquarters staff
in administration. Jane has a
brother who serves in Germany
in Army intelligence.
Last year, the Cadet Officers
School here named her the outstanding cadet officer. So it was
"natural for her to move into the
CAP senior ranks as a
Probably few know, except
those close to Jane, of the
motivational support she received from her father as her teen
years' interests and activities
reaped personal satisfaction for
her, and especially her parents.
She was graduated from Clearfield High School in Utah where
she had spent her longest time in
one location a year and a half.
There she ran cross-country,
swam on the swim team and
competed in basketball and
In CAP, her achievements are
many. These include a Certificate of Merit from
Leadership School and also from
the Air Force Association, two
years as drill team commander
for the Rocky Mountain Region,
winning the sportsmanship
award in national competition
and a Meritorious Service
Award, the Air Force Reserve
Officer Training Corps Award
of Merit and Leadersh.ip from
Utah, Amelia Earhart Award
and participation in IACE,
traveling to Austria.
Talking of her achievements
does not make Jane comfortable. She felt that way when she
described the recognition she
received from National Headquarters for saving the life of a

Cadet Enters USAF Academy,
Is Fourth From Same Staff
milestone of sorts was reached
in the Pennsylvania Wing this


June when Cadet Tim Hawes
entered the U.S. Air Force
Academy class of 1981.
Tim joins three other former
CAP Ranger Staff cadets who
are currently in the academy.
They are: Ron Rosepink. class
of 1976: Kieth Kries, class of
1979: and Albert Wallace. class
of 1980.
T h e R a n g e r S t a ff C a d e t
Program in the Pennsylvania
Wing provides cadet leadership
for wing-sponsored Ranger
training events. These cadets.
a b o u t 5 0 i n n u m b e r, a r e
rigorously trained in advance
survival techniques, leadership,
aircraft crash-site procedures,
and teaching.
For a group of only 50 cadets
to place one of its members in
the Air Force Academy for four
consecutive years may be
something of a first for CAP.

friend in 1976.
The friend suffered from an illness which worsened during a
prolonged flight. Jane recognized what it was doing to her
friend and instructed the aircraft commander to land at
nearby McConnell Air Force
Base, Kans., where the friend
was rushed to the base hospital
and successfully treated, saving
the young woman's life.
To come to the National Staff
College, she had to be separated
from Jerry, her husband of only
one and one-half months. But he
gave his okay.
He is completing work for a
degree in Journalism and an
associate degree in Police
Science at Weaver State College
in Ogden, Utah, where they met
in 1974 at an encampment.
Jane completed three years
there, working toward a major
in Physical Education and a
minor in pre-medicine with an
eye toward finishing after
Jerry's graduation this
December. She probably will
become a registered nurse after
completing her college requirements.
Right now, after what Jane
noted in passing as an "involvement in the martial arts," she is
employed as a police security
guard for the Webb Security Service in Salt Lake City. She
covers rock concerts, checking
for drugs and weapons, circuses
and carnivals, and in airport
She is fully qualified with
police weapons, such as the .38caliber pistol she carries when
on duty. And she expects to
accept a position on the Salt
Lake City police force when her
application is approved.
Jane's spirt of competition,
leadership and initiative continue to be revealed as she dist i n g u i s h e d h e r s e l f a t s t a ff
college despite a minor setback.
She exemplifies what happens
when "family" becomes the
central important feature of a
person's life.

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leave it

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PROJECT "X"--CAP 1st Lt. Jane Wellman pauses during
Project "X" problem-solving exercise at the National Staff
College. Ingenuity and teamwork were the keys to completing the task. Lt. Wellman is on the Rocky Mountain
Region staff. (Photo by Maj. Noel E. Tomas, USAFR)

August Survival School Slated
At Florida Technology School
MELBOURNE, Fla.--If you, a
CAP pilot or observer, believe
that survival skills are important to airmen, here is the school
for you.
This survival school will be
held Friday through Sunday,
Aug. 26-28, here at the Florida Institute of Technology, located
near Kennedy Space Center. Dr.
David Woodbridge, head of the
science department at the
school, created the course in
cooperation with the director of
Senior Training at CAP National
Headquarters, Maxwell AFB,

The cost of the course is $60.
Rooms at the school dormitory
are approximately $6 per night.
If you desire continuing education academic credit, you must
pay an additional fee.
CAP members who want
something different in training
which may help save their lives
should write to: Florida Institute of Technology/UCPR,
Country Club Road, Melbourne,
Fla. 32901, or telephone (305)
723-3701, extensions 204 or 205.

Ohio Wing Gets
Scholarship Fund
CINCINNATI, Ohio--Through
t h e e ff o r t s o f C o l . R o b e r t
Herweh. former Great Lakes
Region commander, funds have
been donated to Civil Air Patrol
which will enable Ohio Wing
Group I to have its own Flight
Scholarship program.
The scholarships are available
to cadets and seniors to cover
the cost of solo flight training
and, for those who have
previously soloed, to continue
their flight program.
Group I members must apply
for the scholarships and then
have their applications screened
by a review board to receive the
benefits. Nine members have
been accepted among the initial
applicants thus far.

For the benefit of all
members of Civil Air Patrol.
the statistics of search and
rescue activities throughout
the organization are shown
These are unofficial figures
compiled by Directorate of
Operations at CAP National
As of July 12
Number of Missions ........... 417
Number of Aircraft ......... 2,464
Number of Sorties ........... 5,355
Flying Hours ................. 9,483.2
Personnel ........................ 11,752
Mobile Radios .................. 3,622
Fixed Radios .................... 2,541
Saves ...................................... 35
Finds ..................................... 213




FAA Radar Tapes Aids Searches
Did you know that the Federal
Aviation Administration has
been using its computerized
radar capability to help us find
missing aircraft?
Most FAA centers have radar
information for the past few
days stored on computer tapes.
If you can supply them with the
exact time and place the missing
aircraft could have been spotted
by their radar, they may be able
to re-run the computer tapes
and give you the point where the
aircraft dropped out of radar
If the aircraft was on an IFR
flight plan, had a transponder, or
made contact with the center,
then they will have a much

easier time tracking the aircraft. But. if the aircraft did not
have a transponder or did not
make contact with the center.
they will have a much more difficult time identifying which
radar returns are the correct
In any case, once the FAA
center's data automation personnel have found the missing
aircraft on the tapes, they will
be able to give you a fix every six
seconds for the last few minutes
of flight. Under some conditions,
they can give you the aircraft's
heading, altitude, and ground
speed! But the most important

thing they can give you is the
point where radar contact was
This system of using radar
tapes has been called "DART"
(Data Analysis and Reduction
Tool) and "D-PICT" (Data Pictorial). Now there is a new
term "TAP" (Track Analysis
Program). Fifteen of the 20 FAA
centers are now using the TAP
program. The other five will be
converted within the next two
In the first five months of this
year. the DART or D-PICT has
been used on 20 missions. On 18
of these, the aircraft was located

within an average of two miles
from the computer position. In
one case. the aircraft was
located 40 miles away but DART
eliminated vast areas that normally would have been
searched. In another case, the
aircraft remains missing in extremely rugged terrain.
Bow do you get all this information? Ask the Air Force
Rescue Coordination Center
(AFRCC)--not the FAA. The
AFRCC has established close
coordination with all centers
having the capability and they
will be requesting TAP information at the same time you are being alerted.

I want you to know the
capabilities of TAP so that you
will appreciate the quality of the
information and will expend the
majority of your search effort
around the TAP positions. On a
number of cases, the information was so good that ground
teams sent to the area immediately located the crash.
As with any search and rescue
aid, this is not a panacea, but it
is an extremely effective tool
which can help us in our
humanitarian mission. When it
can be used. it has been 90 per
cent effective in getting us
within two miles of our survivor.

First Time For Many

35 Cadets at Encampment
Encampment Commander
New Mexico Wing Cadet Encampment was held here in midJune, the first-ever encampment
for 33 of the 35 cadets and

several of the staff members, including the encampment commander.
The Air Force's 27th Tactical
Fighter Wing went all out to
show the cadets the F-111D. This
included a static display of the
aircraft and a tour of the shops

Operating CAP Unit
Costly, Squadron Finds
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Running
a Civil Air Patrol squadron is
getting to be expensive these
days and Charlotte's 111th Air
Rescue and Recovery Sq. is no
exception. A squadron meeting
was called recently to discuss
this problem and find a possible
Lt. Col. J. R. Bondurant, commenting at the meeting, said,
"There has got to be some way
to defray the high cost of
operating an effective unit while
at the same time providing the
degree of community service
which has become expected of
During the meeting came the
idea of attic sales. Says Col. Bon-

durant, "This has proved to be
one of the least time consuming
and highest money-making fund
raising projects the unit has undertaken to date. There is no investment on the part of the unit
and every dollar that comes in is
The attic sales are averaging a
yield in excess of $700 for one
day's work.
During the second half of the
fiscal year, attic sales have
enabled the 111th to secure
approximately one third of its
operating expense which would
have otherwise had to come
from the pockets of its

K E E S L E R E N C A M P M E N T- - S o m e 1 0 0 L o u i s i a n a a n d
Florida Wing cadets recently spent a week at Keesler AFB,
Miss., on their annual encampment. While there they visited
two Air Force Communications Service facilities operated

which support the mission of this
A visit to the Melrose Weapons
Range was another highlight of
the encampment as the cadets
watched the F-111 team make
numerous bombing runs on the
range, followed by the A-7
demonstrating its marksmanship
for the group.
Details of the paperwork and
preparation each pilot must
complete before boarding the
aircraft and the electronic advantages of the craft were explained. The cadets visited each
phase with the pilot and project
officer. Capt. Rick Cardinas of
the 524th Fighter Sq. Later. they
cheered his baseball team to its
first win of the season.
Each afternoon, the two integrated flights stood retreat in
front of the 27th Wing headquarters, then marched to La
Cocina (That's Spanish for dining hall.) where meals were all
too short but usually lent time to
visit local airmen.
Parents of local cadets,
previous encampment commanders, wing officials and the
Cannon base commander were
among those attending the
graduation ceremonies for the

CADETS' EYEVIEW--Cadets peer into the exhaust port of
an F-111 during tour of maintenance facilities. The engine
itself has been removed. (USAF Photo)

'Missing' Plane Object
Of 'Search' in Carolina
AIKEN, S.C.--A missing red
and white Piper aircraft
(simulated), piloted by a student
pilot with only 35 hours flying
time, was the target of a practice mission recently by the
South Carolina Wing of CAP.

by the 2052nd Communications Sq. At left, a C-130 takeoff
adds interest to a tour of the control tower. At right, the
cadets get a close look at the switchboard operated by the
communications squadron.

Union County Airport was the
site of the practice search.
Members of both the Aiken
Senior Sq. and the Aiken Airport
Comp. Sq., with their aircraft, a
Cessna O-1 and a Cessna 150,
participated in the mission,
upgrading their efficiency in
technical skills and the safe conduct of search and rescue
One hundred six senior
members, 43 cadets and 34 aircraft from across the state were
present for the mission. A total
of more than 1,100 square miles
of South Carolina countryside
around Union were covered in
the search.
Very early in the mission,
several aircraft reported
sighting a possible "crash."
However, a ground team dispatched to the area found the
"wreck" to be long strips of
white paper with orange price
stickers, apparently discarded
by a manufacturing firm and
scattered by the wind.
The actual target was sighted
about 2 p.m. in a wooded area
near the Carlisle community.
Ground teams were dispatched
and the "victims" located. The
"pilot" was found a considerable
distance away.
The mission was evaluated as
satisfactory by a team of Air
Force officers and others.




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FLOAT PLANE--Members of CAP's Minnesota Wing check
a wing-owned plane prior to flight. The plane, a Cessna BirdPLANNING STRATEGY--Three members of the New Hampshire Wing plan route they will
dog (Cessna 305) has been lightened to about 1,500 pounds,
follow in disaster exercise held recently. They are, from left, Ist Lt. Eugene Morton, comempty weight. It is a super performer on floats, pilots say.
mander of the Lakes Region Comp. Sq.; Ist Lt. Jayne Conger, information officer; and Lt.. With Minnesota's 10,000 lakes, float planes are an important
Col. Harvey Plourde, chief check pilot for the New Hampshire Wing.i The training exercise
asset to the wing's search and rescue capabilities.
was judged successful despite high winds which halted flying by II: 30 a.m.


GUARD TOUR--CAP Cadet Jessie McDonald of the Parma
Cadet Sq. 1103 (Ohio Wing) looks out the hatch of an armored
personnel carrier during a squadron tour of Co. D, 107th Armored Cavalry Regt., Ohio Army National Guard. Army
Capt. William Arrington, commander of the Guard unit, conducted the tour.

Dover Cadet Sq. (Delaware
Wing) parade down The
Green--that's the name of
the street surrounding (what
else?) The Green--during recent ceremonies marking
another Bicentennial. This
one celebrated the 200th anniversary of Dover's becoming the captial of Delaware in
1777. The Green and surrounding town was originally
planned by William Penn in
1683, the year after his
arrival in this country, and he
selected the name of Dover
because of his happy association with the town of Dover in
Kent County, England. The
Dover in Delaware is also the
Cent County seat and the
home of Dover Air Force
Base where the CAP unit
meets. (Photo by Lt. Col.
(Ret.) Arthur C. Robidoux)


G L I D E R T I P S - - M a j . J a c k T. B l a c k , i n g l i d e r, r e c e i v e s
some tips from Col. Jack Smith, tow pilot and project officer, before soloing successfully at special Glider Transition Project in the Iowa Wing, held recently at Red Oak,
Iowa. Five senior members were involved in the project
with Capt. Bob Nady as the glider instructor.


Northeast Region
Downcast Patrol Comp. Sq. (Maine
Wing) recently took part in a Memorial
Day parade and provided two members of
the squadron to assist with the American
Legion color guard... Cadet Jeffrey
Moragne, a member of the Philadelphia
Comp. Sq. (Pennsylvania Wing) was
recently selected to attend the U.S. Air
Force Preparatory School. At the conclusion of this course, he will be eligible for
testing that will ultimately admit him
directly to the Air Force Academy.
It was a family affair when the Joe
Walker Chapt~r Air Force Association
recently presented 1977 Chapter Awards
to five members of Mon-Valley Cadet Sq.
(Pennsylvania Wing). Receiving awards
were Capt. Betty Jones, Cadets Larry
Jones, Janet Jones, Laurie Jones and
Mark Jones. Capt. Jones is commander
of the squadron... Senior Member Dwight
Woodman, a member of the Portland
Comp. Sq. (Maine Wing) has been named
the newest accident prevention counselor
by Thomas Campbell with the FAA in
Portland... During Armed Forces week
five members of Pittsburgh Cadet Sq.
participated in a recruiting drive.
Squadron commander Capt. Paul Pinel,
along with Cadets Robert Stinebaugh,
Phil Vito, Jeree Rietz, Gregg Hendry and
Karen Guzik, gave assistance to the U.S.
Air Force recruiting unit in their town.


Seven cadet members of the 545th
Comp. Sq. (New Hampshire Wing)
marched in the recent Memorial Day
Ptsarticipating were: Capt.
Di Padova, Grayson,
Collins, Gross, Feenstra and 1st Lt.
Lovell. The squadron station wagon was
decorated and used to call attention to the
squadron and its activities... Cadets from
the Portland Comp. Sq. (Maine Wing)
recently participated in a celebration
honoring Charles Lindbergh.
Chris Padich, formerly a cadet with the
Suffolk Cadet Sq. (New York Wing),
recently joined the U.S. Air Force.
Padich will serve as a security
specialist... Rostraver Senior Sq. (PennSylvania Wing) has completed their flight
orientation and safety program for the
Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp. Explorer
Scouts with an air ride. Prior to the
flights, 1st Lt. Bergstrom, squadron commander, took the scouts on a tour of the
airport showing them the different types
of aircraft, along with a brief explanation
of each.
Indiana Cadet Sq. 703 recently concluded a major recruiting drive. They held a
two-day display at their local mall, a
radio station aired a Civil Air Patrol interview and an open house was held.

Middle East Region
C a d e t J a m e s A . Wo l f e o f N o r t h
Carolina's lllth Air Rescue and Recovery
Sq. was recently selected by the Air
Force Association as North Carolina's
Outstanding CAP Cadet for 1977. Wolfe,
who earned the Spaatz Award within his
first two years in the cadet program, was
selected in competition with other cadets
throughout the wing..Cadet Wolfe is
currently attending the University of
North Carolina, majoring in premedicine... Under the command of Cadet
Terry Proctor, Northwest Comp. Sq. drill
team (Maryland Wing) recently took first
place in both group and wing drill competitions.


Southeast Region
The Tims Ford Comp. Sq. (Tennessee
Wing) recently sponsored the Aerospace
Club at South Junior High School on a tour
of the Huntsville Space and Rocket
Center. The group also toured the NASA
installations at Redstone Arsenal...
Seventeen members of the Panama City
Comp. Sq. (Florida Wing) recently
attended the Florida Wing Conference...
Thirty-six cadets from all parts of the
Mississippi Wing attended the Type A Encampment held at Keesler AFB, Miss.,
recently. Cadet John Gillis was chosen
Best Cadet for the encampment.

the Great Lakes Region..Cadet Stephen
Foster was awarded best drill team commander. The 622nd Cadet Sq. won first
place in both inspection and standard drill
competition... Members of the Trenton
Cadet Sq. (Michigan Wing) attended the
Selfridge ANG Base Open House recently
and viewed a Confederate Air Force recreation of air battles during World War
II. The cadets were able to view the
legendary aircraft on the flight line as
well as in the air and talk to the men who
piloted them.

North Central Region

Fourteen cadet and senior members of
the Daytona Beach Comp. Sq. (Florida
Wing) recently assisted the Confederate
Air Force in the operation of its air show.
The cadets and senior members directed
traffic and people, helped control a fire
and a panicky crowd and located a
parachutist in the woods... Members of
the Pompano Beach Cadet Sq. (Florida
Wing) recently toured the U.S. Coast
Guard Air Station in Miami, Fla. Twenty
cadet and senior members received first
hand instruction on the Coast Guard mission.


officer. The presentation was made by 1st
Lt. Charles Akers, squadron commander.

Rocky Mtn. Region
Four members of the North Valley
Comp. Sq. (Colorado Wing) have completed the radiological monitoring course.
They are: Lt. Col. Leonard Bluebaugh,
2rid Lts. Kathleen Baysinger and Douglas
Parker and Senior Member Everett
McConnell... Several cadets from the
Mile-Hi Cadet Sq. (Colorado Wing)
attended a picnic held by the Army
National Guard. The picnic was held to
celebrate Military Appreciation Day.
Those participating were: Cadets Mark
Flowers, David Rushing, David Metcalf,
Susan Schaef, Frank Hicklin, Mark Nash
and Richard Schaef.

The Des Moines Comp. Sq. (Iowa
Wing) recently provided first aid
coverage for more than 10,000 individuals
attending the Des Moines Art Center Art
Fair... Senior and cadet members of the
Members of the East Metro Cadet Sq.
Haysville Comp. Sq. (Kansas Wing)
recently participated in a joint CAP-ANG (Colorado Wing) recently volunteered
their help for the Arts Festival Spree
recruiting drive at a local shopping
center. CAP members displayed posters 1977. Those cadets assisting include Scott
Brauer, Bill Murray Bob Welsh and
a n d d i s t r i b u t e d l e a fl e t s o n C A P. . .
Senior Member _Mark Schmidt...Cadets
Members of the Omaha Cadet Sq.
from the Bountiful and Weber Minuteman
(Nebraska Wing) participated in the
Comp. Sq. (Utah Wing) recently attended
National Lung Association's Walk-a-Thon
the Aerospace Workshop held at Weber
h e l d r e c e n t l y. T h e s q u a d r o n a l s o
State College.
presented the color guard at the opening
ceremonies... The American National
At this year's Utah and Wyoming Wing
Red Cross Certificate of Commendation
Cadets of the Trenton Cadet Sq.
summer encampment seven awards were
has been awarded to Lt. Col. Arthur W.
(Michigan Wing) recently visited the Air
presented to outstanding encampment
Long for outstanding services, leadership
Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB,
attendees. Five of the seven awards went
and guidance to youth in school and comOhio. Escorted by 2nd Lt. Victor Bonora
to members of the Mt. Olympus Cadet Sq.
munity health and safety programs for
and 1st Lt. Deborah Stevens, the cadets
(Utah Wing). Those receiving awards
the school year 1976-1977. Col. Long is
also visited the Neil A. Armstrong Air
are: Senior Member John Kezele and
squadron commander of Des Moines
and Space Museum in Wapakoneta,
Cadets Mark Sherwood, William Kezele,
Ohio... Shattuck-Comp. Sq. (Michigan = ~ Comp. Sq. (Iowa Wing).
Scott Johnson and Todd Escandon.
Wing) received an award from the Air
Force recruiter in their area recently for
aid in placing posters in area businesses,
manning the Air Force recruiting stand at
a local fair and filling in for the recruiter
Members of the Valley Shamrock
Cadets and seniors from eastern
during his vacation.
Comp. Sq. (Texas Wing) recently planted
Washington gathered recently for the spra palm tree in support of their city's drive ing Emergency Services Qualification
Col. Edward Palka, Great Lakes
for more palm trees to be planted in
weekend. Forty-six cadets and a senior
Region commander, presented the CerMcAllen, the city known as the City of member were tested in five areas of
tificate of Recognition for lifesaving to Palms... Two members of the El Paso emergency services training... Recently
Cadet James K. Hubanks of the
Comp. Sq. (Texas Wing) recently par- four cadets from Tukwila Comp. Sq.
Rochester Cadet Sq. i(Michigan Wing)
ticipated in a re-enlistment ceremony at
(Washington Wing) participated in the
before the wing encampment recently.
the Fort Bliss Army Air Defense Center
first half of "Hands Across the Border,"
Cadet Hubanks prevented possible loss of
in E1 Paso. The two were CAP Capts.
an annual exchange with the Royal Canalife by stopping a motor vehicle which a
Kenneth Johnson and James Dobson, who
dian Air Cadets. Those participating
five-year-old girl had steered toward a
are an Army staff sergeant and second
were: Cadets Randy Robinson, Rob
large number of people.
lieutenant respectively, during the
Shupe, Laurie Langdalen and Robert
regular work week... First Lt. Eddie
The 622nd Cadet Sq. (Wisconsin Wing)
Decker of Lubbock Comp. Sq. (Texas
held its first annual invitational drill meet
Wing) has been awarded a certificate
Squadrons 88 and 161 of Orange County
recently. It was open to any drill team in
California recently visited a fire station
certifying him as a radiological defense
in order to become acquainted with aircraft rescue and fire equipment. Upon
learning the tour conductor was a pilot,
they gave him more information on Civil
Air Patrol, he accepted an application
form and is now a member himself...
Approximately 30 cadets and seniors
from various squadrons in the state
helped the Moses Lake Comp. Sq.
(Washington Wing) present the flag, park
cars, perform aircraft and flightline
security and communications and crowd
control for a local air show.

Great Lakes Region

Southwest Region

Pacific Region

Eight members of San Diego Senior Sq.
(California Wing) have completed 10
hours of classroom instruction on
emergency services. In addition, 15 hours
were devoted to orientation of new
pilots... The Washington Wing received
the second place trophy in the military
division for drill teams in the Washington
State Apple Blossom Festival recently.
North Spokane Cadet Sq. and Spokane
Comp. Sq. (Washington Wing) participated recently in Fairchild AFB's
Open House and Air Show. Thirty cadets
and several senior members aided the Air
Force in many duties, and maintained a
recruiting booth, with both squadrons
sharing the duties.




Log Flume Ride-- Six Flags Over Georgia

Confederate Memorial-Stone Mountain, Ga.


Marriott Motor Hotel

Central City Park in Downtown Atlanta

National Board Meeting


S e n i o r Tr a i n i n g

Annual Banquet



Nat'l. Aerospace
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Cadet Program

Information Seminar

Atlanta, Ga.--Oct. 20-23, 1977

a Logistics Seminar


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