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Sky Ranch Airport just
outside Denver was the scene
and nerve center of one of
the most successful SARCAP
operations ever conducted by
Colorado Wing, 8 October '66.
Over 250 CAP cadets and seniors from all over Colorado
assembled for the annual
simulated air rescue operation.

Lt. Col. George Cargill (far left) goes over debriefing
with participating members of search crews following one of
m o r e t h a n t h r e e d o z e n s o r t i e s d u r i n g r e c e n t S A R C A P.
President Lyndon B. Johnson has proclaimed December i
as National Civil Air Patrol
D a y, m a r k i n g a q u a r t e r o f a
century of outstanding service to the nation in providing aerospace education,
aviation training and community development throughout the United States.
Organized one week before
Pearl Harbor, the Civil Air
Patrol played a vital role
during World War II, continued to grow and expand across
the nation and has become an
important part in the education program of many schools.

The first National Commander of the Civil Air Patrol,
G e n e r a l J o h n F. C u r r i e , f o r mer Commanding Officer of
Lowry Air Force Base, still
r e s i d e s i n D e n v e r. C o l o r a d o ,
one of the outstanding Civil
Air Patrol states in the nation, has consistently ranked high in all areas of
training, membership, and
search and rescue operations.
Local Civil Air Patrol
units throughout the state
are urged to conduct their
own local observances of
Civil Air Patrol Hay on December i.

Nineteen aircraft, many of
them privately owned by CAP
members, and 56 ground vehicles, many of which were
equipped with radios, covered the 180 square miles included in the practice
Setting up the test problem was a 4-man Air Force
g r o u p h e a d e d b y C o l . P. J .
Markham and Lt. Col. Jack
V o e l k e r . F o r C A P, C o l . H e r b
Shearer initiated the SARCAP "
test in the absence of Col.
Putz. Major Bill Miles was
d e s i g n a t e d M i s s i o n C o m m a n d e r.
The simulated mission was
a u t h o r i z e d a t 1 6 0 0 M S T, 7
O c t o b e r, a u t h o r i z i n g s e a r c h
for a pilot who had left Las
Ve g a s , N e v a d a a t i 0 0 0 , b o u n d
for Sky Ranch Airport via
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B y D r. J . M . O g l e
Aerospace Educ. Oft.
R k y. M t n . R e g i o n
" H e r e To d a y , L o n d o n Y e s terday" was the headline of
a recent news article telling
one of several developments
of the Air Age. The article
stated that due to speed of
the aircraft and the time
changes involved, it would
soon be possible to leave
N e w Yo r k t o d a y a n d a r r i v e l h
L o n d o n y e s t e r d a y. A r e w e i n
the Education profession
keeping up with developments
in industry and research?
Are we giving students the
best opportunity available
to them today? Aviation Education will help us be able
to give a positive answer to
these questions. Aviation
Education is somewhat new to
many school officials throughout the nation. Aviation Education as taught in many high
schools is not a technical
course for training pilots,
mechanics and ticket agents.
Colorado Wing CAP Newsletter
is the official publication
of the Colorado Wing of the
Civil Air Patrol, Col.
A r t h u r F. P u t z , C o m m a n d e r .
Published by the Wing Information Office Staff:
Lt. Col. Bernard Gebhardt Wing Staff Info. Officer
Lt. Col. John Cullinan Editor
Capt. Cliff Gau Deputy Info. Officer
C a p t . G e r i To l b e r t s o n Assistant Editor
Published at Wing Headquart e r s , P. O . D r a w e r C , L o w r y
Air Force Base Station,
D e n v e r, C o l o r a d o 8 0 2 3 0
* * * * * * * * * * * * * *

It is a general course aimed
at giving every student a better understanding of the implications of the Air Age and
thereby setting the stage for
a n a i r - m i n d e d c i t i z e n r y, w h i c h
would, since it would be more
informed, be a better citizenr y. T h e r e i n l i e s t h e b a s i c
philosophy behind the efforts
of the U. S. Air Force and the
Civil Air Patrol, an official
civilian auxiliary of the Air
We all believe that any individual will become a better
citizen if he knows about and
understands what is going on
in the world around him. Certainly in our world today with
the vast scientific research
that is being centered around
air and space, a small knowledge of some of the basic
understandings will enhance
our roles as citizens in the
aero-space age in which we
I N K I D ' S D AY
Three Group III squadrons
recently participated in
Kid's Day activities jointly
sponsored by the Air Force
and the Kiwanis Club at
Peterson Field, Colorado
Springs. At the invitation
of Ent Air Force Base officials, the Fremont-Starfire
C a d e t S q u a d r o n o f C a n o n C i t y,
Security Cadet Squadron of
S e c u r i t y, C o l o r a d o , a n d t h e
Colorado Springs Composite
Squadron operated a food concession at the affair. In
addition, between 15 and 20
cadets performed guard duty
around the static aircraft &
NASA exhibits and at the
fire-fighting demonstration

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Members of the Rocky
Mountain Comp. Squadron held
a surprise birthday party
for Lorrie Martinez, mascot
of the squadron, on October 13. It turned out to be
quite a surprise for the senior members when Lt. Col.
Nathan Baum, Commander of
Group I, appeared and made
the following promotions:
C a p t . D o n Va n G u n d y, C o m m a n der to the rank of Major;
Warrant Officer William Martinez, Operations, to Chief
Warrant Officer; SM Eleanor
Arhutick to the rank of
Warrant Officer; and SM
George Smith to the rank of
Master Sergeant.
The following guests
were present : Mrs. Julia
Va n G u n d y, w i f e o f t h e C o m mander'; Lt. Col. D. M.
Buttitta and Mrs. Buttitta;
Major Jean Ferrell, Capt.
C h r i s C h e n e y, C a p t . T U t h i l l ,
M r s . R o b e r t Wa r n e r, M r. a n d
M r s . A r t h u r P e ff e r, M r s .
I s a a c Te n n a n t . A m o n E t h e
new senior members present
were: Arthur Garcia, Isaac
Salaz, William Romero,
I s a a c Te n n a n t a n d R o b e r t
Wa r n e r. T h e c o m p l e t e c a d e t
squadron also attended.
site. Ent AFB officials were
highly impressed with the assistance rendered by the CAP
and wrote letters of appreciation to each participating
squadron and the Group III
CAP support at the activity
greatly reduced the Air Force's
requirements for Air Police
guards and provided valuable
experience for the CAP cadets.
It also permitted the Civil Air
Patrol to repay the Air Force
for the outstanding support
they have provided the Civil
Air Patrol in the Colorado
Sp.rings area over the last i0



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Walsenburg, Pueblo & Kiowa.
Last known position for the
"red and white" plane was over
Walsenburg. As soon as CAP
was notified, a routine route
search was dispatched from
Denver but found no trace of
the missing aircraft.
By 0800 Saturday morning,
CAP had eight planes and 28
ground units on a thorough
search with emphasis on the
Black Forest area.
The "lost" plane was located at 1420, two miles
south of Riverside Reservoir
near Strasbur~ bv the search
T h e v i l l a g e o f S e c u r i t y,
Colorado, is justly proud
of a newly completed recr e a t i o n c e n t e r, a n d t h e C A P
cadets of this progressive
community are fortunate in
having meeting facilities
i n t h e n e w c e n t e r.
The recreation complex,
as versatile and complete
as it is beautiful, includes a library~ a fully
equipped arts and crafts
section, modern kitchen &
dining facilities, several well-deslgned meeting
rooms, administrative offices, a large indoor
swimming pool, and other
recreational aids.
Captain Reese E. Otts,
Commander of the Security
Cadet Squadron, has been
working closely with Parks
& Recreation Director Paul
Morris in arranging for the
use of the new facility by
the squadron. Especially
suited for the cadet training program, one of the
center's large meeting
rooms can be partitioned
into three units, facilitating simultaneous instruction in each of the three
training phases.

plane piloted by Lt. William
C. Wilson of Estes Park Sq.,
with Major Mary Mack and
Norman Kholos of Denver and
Lt. Don Hutchins, also of
Estes, aboard.
M a j o r A b e O h r, A s s i s t a n t
Aerospace Education Officer
for Colorado Wing, who was
in charge of the flight llne,
had special praise for the
six cadets who manned the
flight line during the operation. As a result of their
efficient work, the 19 aircraft participating were able
to maintain continuous operation with no delays. Even
though several of the cadets
had no previous experience,
Major Ohr stated their performance was superior and
will be the subject of letters
of commendation.
M r. G e o r g e R i c k , f o r m e r
c a d e t o f t h e R o c k y M r. C o m p .
Squadron, is now serving in
the Armed Forces. George
joined the CAP in 1964 and
obtained the rank of Cadet
2/C before becoming a senior

Other Security" CAP news includes the recent appointment
of the Reverend Wayne Randolph
to the office of Chaplain of
the Security Squadron. As
Chaplain, Pastor Randolph
holds the commensurate grade
of CAP Captain and is responsible for the moral leadership
phase of the cadet program.
While his official appointment
w a s r e c e i v e d o n l y r e c e n t l y,
Chaplain Randolph has been
serving the squadron througho u t t h e s u m m e r.
Security Squadron meetings
are held each Monday evening
at 7 o'clock on the second
floor of the new recreation
c e n t e r.

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Ft. Carson Emergency Services Squadron assisted in a
search for a light plane
which crashed near Green
Horn Mountain in southern
C o l o r a d o o n 2 4 S e p t e m b e r.
The plane, a single engine
Mooneywith 3 college students aboard, clipped the
top of several trees and
cart-wheeled into the ground.
The pilot and 1 passenger
were killed almost instantly; however, the lone surviv o r, a c o e d f r o m C o l o r a d o
State College, managed to
walk barefoot through the
rugged mountain country for
almost 2 days before being
found by a family on an outing. The plane was not missed for some time since the
pilot had not filed a flight
plan. Local CAP units went
into action almost immediat e l y, h o w e v e r, s t r o n g w i n d s
and bad weather hampered the
Major John Comsto % of the
Steel City Group, acted as
Mission Coordinator and Elmer
S m a l l e r o f C a n o n C i t y, a n d
Jerry Eubanks, also of Pueblo, piloted the search planes.
Three members of the Squadron, Gary Ayres, and Mark and
Fred Engle, civilians from Ft.
Carson, were in the ground
party that reached the crash
site. These three experienced climbers assist in practically all air crashes in
Colorado, doing a tremendously important job. Many of
the missions require long
horseback and foot trips into
remote areas.
Lt. Col. Leo Wells, Director of Emergency Services for
Colorado Wing, commended Lt.
John Cole, CO of the Squadron,
and other participating members on an outstanding job.

At the request of Wing,
Group I participated in
Kiwanis Kid's Day held at
Sky Ranch airport. They
had 3 aircraft, .vehicles
and emergency rescue equipm e n t o n d i s p l a y. A r e cruiting area was manned by
members of the Aurora Squad r o n t h e e n t i r e d a y.

Leon Edling comes from
He didn't stop at this,
a C A P f a m i l y, a n d t h e y a r e
h o w e v e r. W e w a s m a d e C a d e t
very proud of him -- with
Commander in 1961 and again
just cause.
in 1962. Leon received his
fixed wing pilot license in
Leon joined the CAP on
August 1961. Later, in
Jan. 19, 1959. Within 6
D e c e m b e r o f t h a t y e a r, h e
months he had earned his
became a CAP pilot. In '62
C e r t i fi c a t e o f P r o fi c i e n c y.
he took Jet Orientation at
At that time he had the
P e r r i n A F B , Te x a s . A n d i n
highest score on the entire
October 1962 he became a
course and had finished it
S e n i o r M e m b e r.
in the shortest time of any
previous cadet in the Grand
ArmLein 19~redHthentUerSed
Junction Squadron.

Maj. Eleanor Weigand, CO
of Squadron ii, is planning
a winter encampment for the
Christmas holidays primarily
for Group I people which
will be closely related to
Civil Defense work and emergency living in bomb shelters. Details have not yet
been worked out.

for W/O Rotary Wing Aviation Course. He received
his Wings in Feb. '69. In
March, 1965 he went to Viet
Nam and flew with ~obra
(armed) Platoon, 1-14th Aviation Co., Air Mobile Light,
vhiethN~pera~ throughout

C/2Lt. Dan Madsen, of
Lowry Comp. Sqdn., & C/MaJ.
P a t P e n n y, A u r o r a C o m p .
Sqdn., in company with cadets from 50 other Wings,
attended a jointly sponsored Federal Aviation
Agency-CAP training course
in air traffic, air navigation and flight standa r d s a t O k l a h o m a C i t y.
Climax of the course was a
flight in a C-141 "Starlifter".

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