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Civil Air Patrol
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

1 JANUARY 2012 – 31 DECEMBER 2012



Civil Air Patrol
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

1 January 2012 – 31 December 2012

Prepared By
Lt. Colonel Philip Saleet, CAP
Wing Historian

Reviewed By

Lt. Col. David Crawford
North Carolina Wing Commander




X – North Carolina Wing Headquarters

Civil Air Patrol, North Carolina Wing
Biography - Col David E. Crawford, CAP
SERVICE: Joined Civil Air Patrol as a cadet in July 1980. Transferred to
CURRENT ASSIGNMENT: Commander, North Carolina Wing (July
2012 - Present)
PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENTS: Commander Raleigh-Wake Composite
Squadron, NC-048, December 2010-July 2012. Director of Operations,
North Carolina Wing, September 2009-December 2010. Chief of Staff,
North Carolina Wing, January 2009 – July 2009. Director of Operations,
North Carolina Wing, Aug 2007-Dec 2008. Director of Emergency Services, North Carolina
Wing, Aug 2005-Aug 2007. Interim Commander, Piedmont Group 2, North Carolina Wing, Dec
2005-Mar 2006. Deputy Commander, Piedmont Group 2, North Carolina Wing, May 2005October 2006. Search and Rescue/Disaster Relief Officer, North Carolina Wing, Jul 2003- Aug
2005. Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (Add’l Duty), Communications, Middle East Region, Jul
2003-present. Deputy Chief of Staff, Communications, Middle East Region, Oct 1998-Jul 2003.
Information Systems Officer, North Carolina Wing, 1997-1998. Chief, Information Systems,
National Headquarters, Jan 1995-Dec 1997. Administrative Assignment (CA-000), 1992-1994.
Information Systems Officer, California Wing, 1991-1992. Group 18/March AFB Sq 45
Communications Officer, California Wing, 1986-1987, 1987-1989. Group 3 Communications
Officer, Virginia Wing, 1985-1986. Internal Aerospace Education Officer, Virginia Wing, 19841985. Held numerous positions as a cadet; cadet executive officer and below in the Andrews
Composite Squadron, National Capital Wing and the Prince William Composite Squadron,
Virginia Wing.
CAP TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS: Completed Level 5 of the CAP Senior Training
Program. Master Rating: Communications; Emergency Services; Information Technology; Plans
and Programs. Incident Commander, Mission Pilot, Orientation Pilot, Mission Observer, CERT
Train the Trainer, ARCHER Operator, SDIS Operator. 1997 Graduate, National Staff College.
CLC Director, SLS instructor. AFRCC SMC Course Graduate.
CAP AWARDS and DECORATIONS: Distinguished Service Medal, Exceptional Service
Award (5 clasps), Meritorious Service Award (3 clasps), Commander’s Commendation (3
clasps), Certificate of Recognition for Life Saving, Unit Citation with clasp, Gil Robb Wilson
Award (2021), Paul E. Garber Award, Grover Loening Award, Leadership Award with Silver
star(s), Membership Award, Gen Charles Yeager Award, Mitchell Award (4814), Red Service
Ribbon with 20 year identifier, “Find” Ribbon, Air Search and Rescue Ribbon with multiple
silver clasps, Command Service Ribbon, Disaster Relief Ribbon with ‘V’ device. National Cadet
Competition Ribbon (earned as cadet), Encampment Ribbon (2 clasps). North Carolina Wing
Senior Member of the Year, 2006. North Carolina Wing Emergency Services Officer of the
Year, 2004. National Communicator of the Year, 2000., Middle East Region Communicator of
the Year, 1999. Andrews Composite Squadron Cadet Staff Member of the Year 1983.

EDUCATION: Associate of Arts, Computer Programming, Northwest Nazarene University.
Bachelor of Arts, Computer Information Systems, Northwest Nazarene University. 1990
MILITARY: Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Adjutant Generals Corp, US Army
Reserve via ROTC (Boise State) in May 1989. Honorably Discharged as First Lieutenant, 1998.
1990 Graduate, US Army Adjutants General Corps Officer Basic Course, Ft Benjamin Harrison,
IN. Served as Asst S-3, 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 70th Div (TNG), Bloomington Indiana. Served
as Executive Officer and Commander, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 70th Div (TNG).
Served as Asst S-1, 6228th US Army Reserve Forces School, Boise, Idaho. Served as Ass’t S1,
426th Civil Affairs Co., Upland, California. Awards and Decorations: Army Commendation
Medal, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal,
Army Service Ribbon.
PERSONAL: Married to the former Jacquelyn M. Dyke of Brecksville, OH; one daughter,

North Carolina Wing Squadrons 2012

Headquarters North Carolina Wing
Group 1 Headquarters
Asheville Composite Squadron
Gastonia Composite Squadron
Shelby Composite Squadron
Hickory Composite Squadron
Boone Composite Squadron
Group 2 Headquarters
Burlington Composite Squadron
Raleigh-Wake Composite Squadron
Randolph Composite Squadron
141st SAR Composite Squadron
Franklin County Composite Squadron
Orange County Composite Squadron
Brigadier General Steven R. Ritchie Flight
Apex Cadet Squadron
Group 3 Headquarters
Tar River Composite Squadron
Pitt-Greenville Composite Squadron
Goldsboro Composite Squadron
Coastal Patrol Base 21 Flight
Cunningham Field Composite Squadron
Halifax Composite Squadron
Elizabeth City Composite Squadron

Group 4 Headquarters
Winston Salem Composite Squadron
111th Search & Rescue Cadet Squadron
South Piedmont Senior Squadron
Iredell Composite Squadron
South Charlotte Cadet Squadron
Group 5 Headquarters
Fayetteville Composite Squadron
Cape Fear Composite Squadron
Moore County Composite Squadron
Johnston County Cadet Squadron
Brunswick County Composite Squadron
Sandhills Senior Squadron

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Security Notice and Administrative Controls …..…..………………………………………… i
Table of Contents …………………………………..…………………………………………... ii
List of Illustrations …………….……………….…..…………………….…………………… iii
Chronology ……………………………………….……………………………………………. v
Aerospace Education …………………………………………………………………………....1
Cadet Programs …………………………………………………………………………………7
Operations ……………………………………………………………………………………...18
Emergency Services…………………………………………………………………………18
Disaster Relief ……………………………………………………………………………....23
Outreach ………………………………………………………………………………….…24
Professional Development ………………………………………………………………….44
Historical Interest ……………………………………………………………………………...51
In Memorial – 2012 …………………………………………………………………………….64
Special Honors ………………………………………………………………………………….71

A. Lineage and Honors Data 2012 ……………………………………………………………78
B. North Carolina Wing Staff 2012 …………………………………………………………..79
C. Wing Historical Inventory 2012 …………………………………………………………...81
Glossary of References and Supporting Information ………………………………………..85
References …………………………………………………………………………………....85
Abbreviations and Acronyms ………………………………………………………………..85
Gazetteer ……………………………………………………………………………………..88
List of Source Documents ……………………………………………………………………..93


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Col David Crawford…………………… …………………………………………
Cadet’s Rocket Blasts Into the Sky ………………………………………………. 4
Rocket Blasts into the Sky………………………………………………………... 4
Launch Day begins early for Cadets and Seniors………………………………… 5
Cadets work late into the night to build and prepare their Rockets .…………… … 5
Maj Paul Twiddy assisting Cadet Jessica McGill Launch Her Rocket………..….. .6
Two cadets prepare their Rocket for launch…………………………………........ . 6
Lt Col Williams explains the components of a Model Rocket …………………..... 7
Cadets of B Flight at the Raleigh-Wake Summer 2012 Airman School ……..........16
Cadets of Cape Fear Composite Squadron and Crewman of the NG C-130…….....16
C/A1C Rodarte presenting a speech to the group during evaluations at the Shelby
Squadron Toastmasters Program…………………………………………………...17
Raleigh-Wake Cadets were the winning Team for the Cadet Olympics ……………17
Cadets rappel down a Tower at Ft. Bragg during Basic Mountaineering Training….22
Lt Col Don Beckett during his presentation on Emergency Services to Infraguard…37
Richards Coffee Shop, Mooresville, NC hosts a fund raiser for Iredell Composite
Squadron and also for the Organization “Welcome Home Veterans.”………….…...37
Civil Air Patrol receives Team Award from the USCG ..……………………………38
The Shelby Composite Squadron Color Guard on the field at the Cleveland County
Cadet Kelli Bradley is shown with her New Century Scholar Award………………..39
Shelby Composite Squadron Cadets with Awards after the Hot Rod Dash…………..39
Shelby Composite Squadron Color Guard during the “Passing the Flag”
Iredell Cadets present the Colors at Carowinds Amusement Park………………........40
The Brunswick County Squadron Color Guard in Southport’s 4th of July Parade…...41
Raleigh-Wake Squadron at the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Raleigh…….......41
Winston-Salem Composite Squadron Cadets Honor Our Fallen Heros during
Wreaths’ Across America Program…………………………………………………...42
Salisbury Cadets placing Flags at Salisbury VA Cemetery during a Wreaths’ Across
America Program………………………………………………………………….......42
Shelby Cadet Color Guard at Keeter Stadium Baseball Game…………………….....43
CAP Color Guard presenting the Service and POW Flags…………………………...43
NC Wing Group 3 Subordinate Unit Inspection Classroom Training Exercise………48
SUI Training Program Graduates for 2012…………………………………………...49
Participants of the MER Chaplain Staff College 2012 in Blackstone, VA…………...50
CAP 1st Lt Louis Toms conducts CERT training……………………………………..50
NC National Guard Dedicates New Joint Forces Headquarters………………………65

Photo 33 WWII Fighter Ace, Barrie Davis receives Award from Representative of US
Senator Richard Burr…………………………………………………………………65
Photo 34 Past NC Wing Commanders at the Joint MER-NCWG Annual Conference…...........66
Photo 35 Asheville Squadron receives a Unit Citation during the MER-NCWG Annual
Photo 36 BG Vazquez receives ceremonial sword from Col Ragland MER Commander……...67
Photo 37 USAF BG Paul T. Johnson administers the Oath of Office to newly promoted
US Army Colonel Jayson Altieri at NATO Headquarters on May 9, 2012…………..67
Photo 38 L-R Bob Sutherland FAA and Maj Clive Goodwin Jr. CAP…………………………68
Photo 39 South Piedmont Senior Squadron tours Cyril Bath Factory………………………….68
Photo 40 Col Jayson Altieri US Army awarded the Vierdaagsekruis…………………………..69
Photo 41 Raleigh-Wake Color Guard at the Raleigh-Wake Squadron Holiday Banquet……….69
Photo 42 Col Larry Ragland MER Commander, passes the ceremonial guidon to Col David
Crawford the incoming North Carolina Wing Commander during the Change of
Command Ceremony…………………………………………………………………70
Photo 43 Col Charles W. Fields receives award from Col Crawford…………………………..74
Photo 44 Lt Col Clive Goodwin Jr. receives award from Col David Crawford………………..74
Photo 45 Lt Col Paul Sigmon receives award from Col David Crawford………………………75
Photo 46 Mrs. Pat Saleet rings the Ceremonial Bell……………………………………………75
Photo 47 2nd Lt Frank Blazich Keynote Speaker at Manteo Memorial Dedication for Coastal
Patrol Base 16…………………………………………………………………………76
Photo 48 Cadet Color Guard from Wild Eagle Squadron at Base 16 Roadside Memorial
Photo 49 Col C. Weldon Fields and relatives of Coastal Patrol Base 16 Members at the
Roadside Memorial…………………………………………………………………...77
Photo 50 L-R C/MMsgt Cory Randolph, C/SSgt Liam McLerath, C/SSgt Nathanial Fields,
C/Amn Consula Merkle (Miller) behind Capt Terry Blucker, 2d Lt Frank Blazich,
Lt Col Phil Saleet, MG Dwight Wheless, Col C. Weldon Fields, Chaplain (Major)
Laura Johnson, 1st Lt John Sheppard and Capt Allen Johnson………………………..77


North Carolina Wing
1 January – 31 December 2012


19 Dec 2011

(U) Eastern Carolina Infragard (ECI) Learn About CAP
(U) New Private Pilot in Asheville NC019
(U) Group 3 Subordinate Unit Inspection (SUI) Team Training at New Bern, NC
(U) New MER Staff Members
(U) New Spaatz Cadet in Apex, NC
(U) National Quality Cadet Unit Awards


(U) NC National Guard Dedicates New Joint Forces Headquarters
(U) Capt Cathy Gaddy, Wing Administrator, Earns National Award
(U) Points of Distribution (POD) Training at Tar River
(U) “Checkertail Clan” P-51 Pilot Returns to the Air
(U) NC Wing Group 3 Members Complete SUI Training at New Bern, NC
(U) CyperPatriot Competition Winners in NC


(SBU) ELT Mission in Raleigh
(U) MER/NC Wing 2012 Conference at Raleigh, NC
(U) Asheville Cadet Headed for Air Force Academy
(U) Iredell Composite Squadron Gives Back to the Community
(U) New Private Pilot at Apex Unit
(U) Cadet is Accepted into Air Force Academy


(SBU) ELT Mission at Winston-Salem
(U) The Charlotte Senior Sqd Goes to the Drag Races
(U) Group 3 AE Day a Great Success
(SBU) 7.2 Hours of Airtime and 15 Members Finds Elusive ELT
(U) A New Pilot in the Winston-Salem Squadron
(U) Four Squadrons Tour Washington, DC and the Naval Academy
(U) NC CAP Pilot Completes 200th Cadet Orientation Flight




(U) US Coast Guard Puts CAP on Their Historical Map – Team Award
(U) Shelby Senior Members Assist with 5K & 10K Event While Two Cadets Run
the Race!
(U) The Dedication of the “Double Deuces” – Burlington Comp Squadron
(U) Lt Col Jayson Altieri Receives US Army Promotion in Brussels, Belguim
(U) Two New Majors for Charlotte Senior Squadron at Concord
(U) NC Wing Commander Named Chief of Staff for Middle East Region
(U) Iredell Unit Hosts Group 4 AE & Rocket Day
(U) CAP Squadrons Involved in “CIS Big Toy Day” Event in Brunswick Co.
(U) NC Wing Members Attend Chaplain Staff College, Blackstone, VA
(U) “Start Your Engines”, Shelby Cadets Present Colors
(U) Shelby Cadet Recognized for Community Service as a New Century Scholar
(U) Operation Flying Flowers is a Success
(U) Gastonia Cadet Gets Full ROTC Scholarship to NC State University
(U) Orange Co Comp Squadron’s (NC-150) Commander Promoted
(U) South Piedmont Senior Squadron Tours Cyril Bath Company in Monroe
(U) NC Wing Commander Becomes Chief of Staff for Middle East Region
(U) NC Wing Conducts Change of Command Ceremony
(U) Shelby Sqd Cadets Participate with the US Military All Stars for Presentation
of the Ground Zero Flag
(U) MER Commander Announces New NC Wing Commander
(SBU) US Coast Guard Requests Help with Locating an EPIRB
(U) Shelby Squadron Hosts Its First National Weather Service Skywarn Class
(U) Asheville Comp Squadron has 10 New CERT Members After Training
(U) Seventy Years of Safe Flying Earns Pilot Prestigious FAA Award
(U) “O-Flights” at 2012 NC Wing Encampment Increase Again
(U) Raleigh-Wake Comp Summer 2012 Airman School

29 Jun-1July (U) Pilots Sharpen Mountain Flying Skills at “Mountain Fury”
(U) Shelby Squadron Cadets Lead the Lattimore Independence Day Parade!
(U) Raleigh-Wake Cadets Help at Independence Day Celebration
(U) Iredell Unit Presents Colors at Carowinds
(U) Brunswick Co. Squadron Color Guard to Southport 4th of July Parade
(U) Asheville Squadron Cadet Solos at National Flight Academy, Blackstone, VA

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(U) North Carolina Wing has a New Leader
(U) Lt Col Altieri, CAP, Earns Royal Netherlands Medal
(U) Shelby Squadron Holds Two Rocket Days
(U) 2012: CAP Olympic Games Come to Raleigh
(U) Dedication of Coastal Patrol Base 16 Marker
(U) Shelby Squadron Hosts an 8-Week Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program
(U) American Red Cross Provides Disaster Assessment Training for CAP
(U) Iredell Composite Sqd Cadet is First to Solo at National Flight Academy
(U) A Night of Awards for Majors Johnson and Tessin of Raleigh-Wake Comp
(U) CAP Making Area Pilots Aware of “No-Fly Zone” During Democratic
National Convention in Charlotte, NC
(U) Shelby Cadets March at Keeter Stadium for American Legion World Series
(U) A Weekend With CAP at the Winston-Salem Air Show
(U) Seniors and Cadets From Shelby Participate in HAM Radio Class
(U) Asheville Squadron Member Receives Scholarship for Flying
(U) Pilgrimage to Birthplace of Aviation by Pitt-Greenville Comp Squadron
(U) Two Brunswick Co. Comp Sqd Members Receive a Special Honor


(U) Shelby Unit Presents Plaque to Historic Site
(U) Winston-Salem Comp Sqd Hosts Group 4 AE & Rocket Day at Sugar Valley
(U) Shelby Cadets Learn About Flying RC Aircraft at Moore Field
(U) Shelby Cadets Lead Pledge for County Commissioners


(U) Father and Son Promoted to Captain
(U) Ranger Training Weekend at Medoc Mountain State Park, NC
(U) Shelby Squadron’s Fall Banquet A Huge Success
(U) Shelby Airport Holds Its Annual Fly-in
(U) Cadets Receive Rocketry Badges at Asheville Sqd Awards Ceremony
(U) Lt Col Frank Sincox Awarded Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award





(U) CAP Honors Members Who Served in CAP During WWII
(U) Cadets Participate in Basic Mountaineering Training
(SBU) NC Wing Completes Aerial Photo Missions During Hurricane Sandy


(U) Raleigh-Wake Provides Honor Guard at Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
(U) Shelby Squadron Hosts Basic First Aid Class
(U) Shelby Squadron Holds Annual Christmas Party
Winston-Salem Comp Sqd Holds “Wreaths Across America” Ceremony
(U) NC Wing Professional Development Weekend (PDW) at Wake Forest
(U) Shelby Squadron Holds DDR and Drug Awareness Class
(U) Asheville Member Solos at Foothills Regional Airport
(U) Raleigh-Wake Composite Squadron Holds Holiday Banquet


(U) This narrative seeks to preserve the historical facts of North Carolina Wing, Civil
Air Patrol, during the period of 1 January through 31 December 2012. The information provided
forms an orderly overview of the activities of the North Carolina Wing during the historical
report and is provided in a chronological format, covering monthly activities and areas of
historical significance. This is presented in sections which include Aerospace Education, Cadet
Programs, Operations, and Professional Development. The Operations section will include
Emergency Services, Community Outreach, and Disaster Relief. Materials contain an inventory
of source documents to support the content of this report. The arrangement of North Carolina
Wing’s annual history comes from formats provided in CAP Pamphlet 5, Handbook for Civil Air
Patrol Historians and CAP Regulation 210-1 (E) The Civil Air Patrol Historical Program.
(U) On May 18-19, Iredell Composite Squadron hosted the Group 4 Aerospace
Education Day at the Statesville Regional Airport. There were a record number of participants
from the South Charlotte Cadet Squadron, the 111th Search and Rescue Cadet Squadron, the
Burlington Composite Squadron, the Hickory Composite Squadron, and Iredell Composite
Squadron. Rocket building and testing were offered on Friday night by Lt Col James Williams.
C/2ndLts Montana Shores and Felix Reyes assisted fellow cadets with rocket building.
Launch day began very early. Some cadets were so motivated to complete the rockets,
they began working at 0500. Approximately fifty (50) rockets were successfully launched, with
many cadets completing all requirements to earn their Model Rocketry Badge. Four (4) CAP
aircraft were present for orientation flights. Sixteen (16) Orientation Flights were conducted with
seven (7) being first-time flights. Cadets from the Iredell Composite Squadron served as flight
line marshals.
(U) Shelby Squadron holds two rocket days: Tuesday July 17 and Tuesday July 24.
Cadets and seniors from Shelby participated in rocket education, rocket building, and of course
the most fun of all, firing the rockets. Five (5) senior members devoted the majority of two (2)
days to help ten (10) cadets learn how the rockets function, how to build them, and the proper
and safe way to launch them.
The squadron would also like to thank Chaplain Melvin Lutz, Capt, for allowing the
cadets the use of his property to shoot the rockets. The cadets completed the Redstone Saturn and
Titan testing phases and built foam rockets: two (2) single-stage rockets and one (1) two-stage
(U) On April 20-21, 2012, Group 3’s Aerospace Day was a great success. Halifax
Composite Squadron along with the Pitt-Greenville Composite Squadron hosted the Group 3 AE
Day at the Halifax-Northhampton Regional Airport.

A special thanks to Lt Col Williams and Maj Twiddy, Wing A/E officers, for attending,
offering their expertise and assistance in making this a great success. Thanks also goes out to
Emeril Lagasse and Bobby Flay impersonators, Capt James Newton, SMSgt Stephen Madison,
Lts Ricky Jones, Brad Durrett, and Steve Taylor for manning the task of cooks for the event. Lt
Ralph Johnson was the 5 minute grits cook for breakfast…more like 1 hour grits.
Squadrons from Group 3 included NC-169, NC-079, NC-057, NC-805, NC-143; the
JOCO Squadron also joined in the event. Eleven (11) cadets received their first time “O” rides.
“O” ride pilots were Maj Fred Eldridge, Lt Ricky Jones and Lt Brad Durrett.
Cadets launched the rockets that were built on Friday evening and were afforded the
pleasure of seeing a demonstration of Remote Control aircraft supplied by local 95 Squadron RC
Group of Roanoke Rapids. Buddy boxes allowed the cadets to fly hands-on the RC aircraft.
(U) In October 2012, cadets learn and have fun at a Rocketry Weekend. At the
Asheville Squadron October Awards ceremony five (5) cadets received their Rocketry badges
and patches. Cadet Airman Caleb Freeman, Alexander Hopkins, Symantha Briggs, Jarrett Poto,
Ross Mundy, and Molly Boothe were recognized for their achievement.
The cadets earned their badges during a rocketry weekend at Fort Augur, the name given
to senior member Lt Col Richard Augur’s farm when it’s taken over by cadets for their rocketry
events. The farm, nestled in the Barnardsville area of the Western North Carolina mountains,
comes complete with its own K-9 ballistic recovery system. better known as Parker and Lucy,
who chase the rockets as they’re launched.
Cadets used the weekend to fulfill their requirements for the rocketry videos and classes
in the barn, building the rockets on site and launching, all in the fun-filled, but highly educational
(U) On September 14-15, 2012, Winston-Salem Composite Squadron hosted the Group 4
AE Day at beautiful Sugar Valley Airport, Mocksville, NC. One of the most challenging tasks
when planning a Rocketry Aerospace Education Weekend is finding a place that is safe and will
allow rockets to be fired. Winston-Salem Composite Squadron was invited to just such a place
by the Sugar Valley Airport in Mocksville, and offered to host the Group 4 AE Weekend.
C/1st Lt Obediah Fire organized the event under the direction of Maj Eric Orgain. Friday,
September 14, twenty (20) cadets from four (4) squadrons - South Charlotte, Boone, WinstonSalem, and Iredell, converged at the beautiful Sugar Valley Airport with one purpose in mind: to
fire rockets!


Lt Col James Williams, assisted by Lt Col Paul Twiddy, NC Wing Director of Aerospace
Education, began the task of leading the cadets through the CAP Rocketry program, while 2d Lt
Thomas Holman (Boone) shot video footage, and 2d Lt Paul Carnes (South Charlotte) looked on.
The cadets built rockets and in the process, learned some of the math, science, and history of
rocketry. All cadets passed their Redstone, Titan, and Saturn exams, proving they had indeed
been listening.
Saturday morning could not have been more perfect for firing rockets. The weather was
cool with very little wind, and air traffic around the airport was sparse. Lt Col Twiddy flagged
off three firing platforms and assigned a SM to supervise each. Lt Col Williams sat at the Firing
Director’s table set twenty (20) feet back, with Lt Col Dan Wishnietsky by his side. With Safety
Officer, Maj Robin Sides observing, the cadets lined up behind the table, each awaiting their turn
to fire their rocket. Lt Col Bill Hawke manned the communication trailer where he monitored
local air traffic, while Capt John Lovette sat ready to record the altitude of each flight.
Certificates of Completion were handed out at the end of the afternoon by Lt Col
Williams. C/SMSgt Nathan Bouffard had the honor of being the only cadet to complete all the
requirements for the Cadet Model Rocketry Badge. In October, Winston-Salem Squadron hopes
to assemble some more Stage Two Rockets so that more cadets can join him in this honor.
The cadets drove away from the airport with new knowledge, great memories, and an
open invitation to return from Thomas White, the manager of the Sugar Valley Airport. If
schedules permit, in October, there may be rockets once again piercing the air space around
Sugar Valley Airport.


Cadet’s rocket blasts into the

Rocket blasts into the sky.

Launch day begins early for
Cadets and Seniors.

Cadets work late into the night to build and prepare their rockets for the
next day’s launch.


Maj Paul Twiddy assisting Cadet Jessica McGill launch her rocket

Two cadets
Two Cadets prepare their rocket for

Lt Col Williams explains the components of a model rocket.

(U) Asheville Composite Squadron announces their newest Private Pilot, C/Lt Col
Joseph Houston who received his Private Pilot License on 5 January 2012. Cadet Houston
started flying in 2010 as a student pilot at the NC 019 Flight Academy and soloed in the fall of
2010. After a six-month pause, Cadet Houston pursued his goal of becoming a pilot with his
Flight Instructor, Capt Gary Lux. Cadet Houston becomes the fifth cadet from NC 019 to obtain
a pilot license in the last three years. Congratulations to all of those who played a part in
assisting C/Lt Col Houston achieve his goal.
(U) New Spaatz Cadet in Apex. Apex Cadet Squadron is excited to announce our newest
Spaatz Cadet – C/Col Peter Barrow. C/Col Barrow has been a member of our unit since he was
old enough to join, serving this past summer as the Cadet Commander of the Middle East Region
Drill Team. We are extremely proud of C/Col Barrow and all of his accomplishments.
(U) New Private Pilot in Apex unit. It is with great pleasure and pride that I announce
that Cadet 2d Lt Dominick Deshaies has become NC Wing's most recent Private Pilot. He is
Apex Cadet Squadron’s first Cadet Private Pilot!
(U) It is with extreme pride that South Charlotte Cadet Squadron announces that
C/CMsgt Joshua Harold has been accepted for admission this fall to the United States Air Force
Academy. Cadet Harold has demonstrated through the years all the qualities that will provide
the basis for a future leader of this nation. We know you all join with us in offering
congratulations to this outstanding Cadet and soon-to-be Air Force Officer.

(U) On May 5, 2012, a warm, sunny afternoon, the dedication of the members of the
“Double Deuces” took place. Most teams would prefer to be out having fun with their friends by
splashing in the pool to keep cool or eating ice cream while playing video games at home with
air conditioner cranked up. However, the cadets of Burlington Composite Squadron 022 are a
very dedicated group of teens who aren't afraid to roll up their sleeves and do work hard.
Contrary to the usual grumbles and complaints that are heard when teams are asked to do hard
work, the cadets of Squadron 022 welcomed the opportunity to clean up the lawn, trim trees,
paint the interior of the CAP Headquarters and actually enjoy it! After Lt Col Lucy Davis had
requested having the cadets come in to clean up the grounds of the Civil Air Patrol Headquarters
and paint the interior the building, a sleepover was scheduled for the cadets to work hard and
also complete a Ranger Training Course that included map reading. Under the watchful eyes of
Lt Col Andy Wiggs, 1st Lt Jason Bailey, Lt Col Lucy Davis and Capt Kathy Gaddy, the cadets
remained hard at work performing tasks that most teams would try to get out of. When C/MSgt
Timothy McCann asked why he would forgo an enjoyable Saturday afternoon of relaxation, he
responded that he does it for the camaraderie with his friends.
Even though the tasks that the cadets were called upon to perform on May 5 were hard
and the temperatures were soaring, the cadets never flinched. C/SMSgt Wesley Bishop
answered that he comes to the Civil Air Patrol Headquarters to work in order to better the
squadron. "We all get to use it and it helps us all to be in a better environment."
Some of the cadets were working inside the building painting walls, while others were
outside cleaning and landscaping the grounds. Some later went behind the headquarters building
to find a way to get inside of the Civil Air Patrol trailer. The trailer had been sitting there for
quite a while with a flat tire and unopened because no one knew where the key to the trailer was.
Under the supervision 1st Lt. Bailey, the cadets were able to remove the back window of the
trailer and make sure that the trailer was free of insects, rodents and snakes. After changing the
flat tire, they then put an insect fogger into the trailer to drive out any insects or snakes that they
may have missed. While cleaning out the contents of the trailer, the cadets found two pairs of
(U) Gastonia Cadet gets full ROTC scholarship. C/A1C Billy G Mullis Jr. was awarded
an ROTC Full Scholarship to North Carolina State University. His outstanding academic work
in high school has earned him the Type I Four-Year Scholarship. The squadron takes pride in
Cadet Mullis’s accomplishment and wish him continued success as he prepares the serve our
nation as an Aerospace Engineer with aspirations to be a Fighter Pilot/Astronaut the future.
(U) Encampment Orientation Flights – 2012. As in the past 2 years, this past week the
North Carolina Wing conducted a major Air Operation to fly Cadet Orientation flights during
encampment week. This year we raised the bar once again: 2012 total Orientation Rides 67;
first Cadet Orientation Rides 33.16; orientation pilots from two (2) wings flew 93.1 total hours in
support of the orientation rides; and we had a full team of flight-line marshalls to support us. 8

On Tuesday, we had eight (8) CAP and one (1) personal aircraft on the ramp and
Wednesday we had seven (7) CAP aircraft in operation. Just to give you a sense of scale, a
weekend wing-wide SAREX may involve 25-35 Air Sorties. In the two (2) days, including ferry
sorties, we flew 98 sorties. The wing spent over $4000 for fuel.
This year we were back at the Oxford-Henderson airport, the scene of our 2010 debut.
We got outstanding support from Mike Kellogg, the airport manager. Our hats are off to the
staff at KHNZ further assistance.
(U) During the Memorial Day weekend (May 2012), the cadets from Raleigh-Wake
Composite Squadron conducted their Summer 2012 Airman School. The airman school was
hosted at 2nd Lt Duncan’s house who was kind enough to allow the squadron to use his property.
The cadets that had received staff jobs were eager to prove themselves.
The staff arrived around 0430 and started getting administrative check in set up for the
basics and logistics list for cadets who needed items for their camp. The basics start arriving at
0530 and the staff went through the routine of getting the basics checked in, inspected their bags
for contraband, and assigned them to A, B, or C flight.
The flight staff then marched the basics out to their campsites to set up the GP smalls that
they would be staying in. After the GP's were set up C/Lt Col Kyle Zobel gave his safety
briefing for the weekends’ activities. Kitchen staff started on dinner soon after, the basics were
fed and then marched down to the GP's. Staff started campfires and assigned fire watch to the
When reveille sounded the next morning the staff got to work getting the basics out of the
tents and into formations for PT. PT lasted about an hour, the cadets running the mile, doing
push-ups, and so forth. The cadets then marched back to the house for breakfast. Lt Duncan
gave his rifle safety class shortly after breakfast the first group, while the other cadets did drill
than the two (2) groups switched. Staff then gave classes on customs and courtesies, drill, and
uniforms. Lt Col Zobel gave a motivational speech to the basics about advancing in the program
and all the benefits of CAP to get them interested in all the program has to offer.
After the classes, the basics were told to meet back at the GP’s for motivational PT,
which to their surprise was a game of capture the flag using the flights’ guidons. Rules were
given and the game started; the game is a break from the wear and tear the airman school giving
the cadets a chance to relax and have a good time. After the game everyone was called up to the
house for briefing on an activity that would happen later in the night.


The briefing was about an activity that Lt Duncan had done a few times with other youth
groups where the cadets make an escape plan from an "armed stranger" almost like the
lockdowns at school. Cadets discussed what would be a good way to get out if an unknown
person, who was armed, came onto the property. Call signs were given, named after Cadet
Cmdr., to each place that the stranger may come from. For instance, if the stranger came from
the hill that Bravo flight was on, the call sign was “Capt Hunneycutt is on the mountain" and so
The flights started on their “Jodie's” which they would sing during Pass-and-Review the
next day. When it began to get dark the cadets marched down to their tents and got ready for the
armed stranger drill. To make sure everyone was clear on where to go, the staff went over the
plan of action with the flights. The flights gathered by their GP’s and waited for the call to move
to their designated safe zone. Thirty minutes later, Lt Duncan called everyone to the staff
campsite and discussed what went on. He hadn't actually gone through with putting a person out
there to be the stranger because it was better to have us come up with a plan just in case of this
type emergency.
On Sunday, the last day of the Airman school, the cadets were awakened up and marched
out to do PT and breakfast. Lt Duncan gave the last part of his rifle safety class before the basics
had to take down their tents and get packed up. “Jodie's” were practiced a few more times before
the parents arrived for Pass-in-Review.
Flights were formed up and the staff got ready for Pass-in-Review. C/Capt Hunneycutt
told the parents what had gone on during the Airman School and gave a brief summary of what
the cadets would be showing them. Pass-and-Review started with inspections of the flights,
followed by a drill down, and finally the “Jodie’s” by each of the flights. Honors were awarded
and then the squadron was dismissed.
(U) Nine (9) Cadets and one (1) Senior member, from Cape Fear Composite Squadron,
were taken by the North Carolina National Guard on a flight in a C-130, arranged by Brig. Gen.
D. Todd Kelly and Lt Col Jerry West. The aircraft arrived at Wilmington International Airport at
1230 with a crew of fifteen (15) officers and enlisted personnel. Prior to the outbound flight, the
National Guard crew gave two (2) briefings – one (1) on General Safety and then one (1) on
Medical Safety. The CAP members were loaded on the C-130 and the aircraft took off at 1250
for the flight, with a turnaround at Charleston, South Carolina. The aircraft arrived back at
Wilmington at 1350 and all CAP personnel deplaned safe and sound. Everyone totally enjoyed
the experience.


(U) C/2nd Lt Joshua Ammons, from the Iredell Composite Squadron (NC 162) was the
first to earn his "wings" at the National Flight Academy in Fort Pickett, Virginia his first solo
flight came after just eight hours of flight training, under the instruction to Col Bill Fountain.
Since his return home, Lt Ammons has flown several more solo flights, the most recent being a
takeoff from Concord Airport, landing at the Salisbury Airport, and ended with a safe return
back to Concord.
C/2nd Lt Ammons is a 12th grade home-schooled student, and a student at Mitchell
Community College. He joined the squadron in September 2010, where he currently holds the
position of cadet leadership officer. He was a squadron "NCO Cadet of the Year," in 2011.
Cadet Ammons would like to join the Army and become a helicopter pilot.
The Iredell Composite Squadron is also home to several more upcoming cadet pilots.
C/Maj John Robertson and C/A1C Reese Cocrane have both soloed multiple times and also in a
glider. C/1st Lt Montana Shores recently completed a pre-solo at National Glider Academy and
plans to solo in the near future.
(U) Shelby Squadron hosts an eight-week Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program. In
April of 2012 a number Shelby cadets approached the staff about the possibility of holding a
public speaking class. That simple request started a process that has allowed the cadets to
participate in an incredible program offered completely free by Toastmasters International to
young men and women ages 12-18. The program was presented by members of the Shelby
Charter of the Toastmasters, the Cleveland County Communicators, led by Club Vice President
Ken Mooney, and assisted by Michael Chrisawn, the Cleveland County Chamber President.
The program focuses on specialized speaking and leadership skills. The cadets learn to:
overcome nervousness when speaking before an audience; organize and present ideas logically
and convincingly; listen carefully to others ideas; offer advice to help others improve their
speaking and leadership skills; and participate – and even lead – group discussion and meetings.
"Over the weeks, you can see their confidence build" says Capt Kirk Johnson, whose son is
participating in the program. Each session lasted a little over an hour. Some of the activities that
took place include: evaluations of the cadets present speaking abilities, presentation of speeches,
group evaluations, discussion practice in listening, and discussion of voice and vocabulary to
name a few. The cadets will be showing off their newly learned skills during the squadron
summer banquet on Tuesday, July 31.
Because of an almost weekly influx of new cadets, the squadron is already planning to
hold another eight-week program with the help of Toastmasters. The senior members and cadets
would like to thank the Cleveland County Communicators of Toastmasters International for
volunteering their time and resources to plan and execute such an outstanding program.

(U) Asheville Squadron Flight Academy solos another cadet. Asheville Civil Air Patrol
Squadron C/2d Lt Logan Lueck took to the skies on Saturday (July 14) from Asheville Regional
Airport as he had done many times before in his flight training. However, this time there was
one major difference: he was by himself. Cadet Lueck, 16, is the second cadet to complete
Asheville's 2012 flight Academy and the 14th cadet to complete the Academy since beginning in
2008. A flight academy like this is usually conducted on a regional level in Civil Air Patrol, but
the Asheville Squadron took on the Cadet Flight Academy program to encourage cadets in the
Squadron to learn to fly.
Lt Col Ray Davis was Cadet Lueck’s primary instructor, and after signing him off for
solo, handed him the keys to the aircraft for three takeoffs and landings on his own. Three (3)
other Asheville cadets are currently working to obtain their solo wings this year.
(U) July 20, 2012: Olympic Games come to Raleigh. While the Olympic Games in
London are going to be the attraction of this coming summer, the Cadets of the Raleigh-Wake
Squadron had a preview of the great excitement of participating at the Olympic Games. On
Friday, 20 July 2012, cadets arrived at the Deputy Commander for Cadets, Major Zobel’s house
out in Rolesville, NC: a great place to hold such a competition, with unpaved roads for biking
and running and even access to a small lake for the water events.
After administrative duties were taken care of, the cadets were briefed about how their
next 24 hours would be occurring. Then cadets were assigned to teams with a team captain and
isolated from the other teams to sign up for Saturday’s events, decorate team banners and batons
(which were construction hardhats), and the unify team hats. Teams were given names such as:
Greek Gods, Seals, Powderpuffs, Trolls, and Blue Rangers.
The next morning began with breakfast, stretches, and the first event at 0800.
Motivation filled the air as the first heat of cadets waited at the starting line and the torch was
ignited in reference to the official Olympics. The events were as follows: 800m Run, 100m
Weighted Sprint, 4x100m Sprint Relay, Island Canoe, 2 mile Cycling Race, 4 x 200m Cycling
Relay, Quadathalon 800m Run/200m Swim/1 mile Bike/25 Pushups and 50 Sit-ups, Shot Put,
High Jump, 100m Swim, 200m Swim Relay, 3 Cadet Canoe Carry, Tire Toss, and Individual
All events were performed with excellent enthusiasm by the teams and event participants
and medals were awarded, in full Olympic spirit, the 1st placers, 2nd placers, and 3rd placers and
trophies were awarded to the winning team’s members. After a long day of vigorous exercise,
the tired cadets cooled down in the lake in which swimming and canoeing took place and finish
the day with 60 lbs. of chicken and desserts.


(U) Shelby Squadron holds DDR and Drug Awareness Class on Tuesday, December 18.
Members of the Cleveland County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Division spent the evening
covering a number of topics including pill diversion, the dangers of drugs, and the consequences
of addiction. The latter part of the class covered what to pay attention for and what items are
used in meth lab construction.
The class began with investigator Brad Pearson of the Narcotics Division explaining how
pill diversion is a growing issue in our society. Young people and adults are raiding their own
medicine cabinets for old unused medicines that were prescribed to someone else in the home.
He went on to explain the use of medicines not prescribed to you is as illegal as purchasing them
on the street and just as dangerous. Investigator Pearson reminded the class to talk with their
parents about the proper way to dispose of unused prescription drugs.
Lt Brian Gordon of the Narcotics Division began his portion of the class with the dangers
of methamphetamine. His message focuses on what happens to the human body after the use of
meth and other drugs. The members learned the new rules regarding Sudafed and its use in meth
manufacturing. The class learned what to look for if they happen to come across remains of a
meth lab, how to identify the key components needed in every lab, and what to do if you see
those items. Lt Gordon went on to explain that meth labs can be just as dangerous, if not more
dangerous, once they have been dismantled. The reason for this is, while in use most labs,
however crude, are hidden and mostly out of sight from the general public, but once they are
finished cooking the meth, they throw these items out wherever they want, and it is at this point
anyone could come in contact with them. This portion culminated with the hands-on
demonstration of what a "shake and bake meth lab" may look like.
Shelby Squadrons DDR Officer Lt Kim McDonald reminds us that, “The recovery rate
for drug addiction is at best 18%. Once you start, the odds are against you that you will ever
stop. Using drugs even once changes your life for the worse! You may never achieve the goals
and desires you once had."
The Squadron would like to thank the members of the Cleveland County Sheriff's
Department Narcotics Division that took the time to prepare and teach this class: Lt Brian
Gordon, Investigator Brad Pearson, and Investigator Tom Watterson.
(U) Winston-Salem Squadron has a new pilot. One would probably say to this
statement, so what, there are always new pilots joining as senior members. This one is different
as he is not a senior member but a cadet. C/SSgt Tyler Wimbish, just barely 16 years old, soloed
to get his private pilot license in April 2012. His “O” flights as he progressed in the cadet ranks
fueled his desire to take flying lessons to become a pilot. He started off at the Piedmont Flight
School but soon transferred to the Mt. Airy county airport to help reduce the cost. He is a
student at Woodland Baptist Christian School and wants to become a commercial pilot.

(U) In April 2012, four (4) squadrons tour Washington DC and the Naval Academy,
Annapolis, MD. Cadets and senior members from the Iredell Composite Squadron, WinstonSalem Composite Squadron, South Charlotte Cadet Squadron, and the 111th Search & Rescue
Cadet Squadron recently toured Washington DC and The United States Naval Academy. The
tour was hosted by the Iredell Composite squadron and directed by Lt Kristin Osborne, Public
Affairs Officer. A total of fifty (50) members took advantage of the highly educational trip. The
group traveled by chartered bus with the first overnight stop at the Navy Lodge in Annapolis,
The following day, the group toured the campus of the Naval Academy and watched the
noon formation. A group of cadets that expressed interest in applying to the Naval Academy
attended a very informative admissions briefing. The group then boarded the bus for the
National Air and Space Museum, Udvar Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. A few of the
highlights of the museum included the SR-71 Blackbird, the fastest jet in the world, the Space
Shuttle Enterprise, Gemini VII space capsule, B-29 Enola Gay, and the Redstone Rocket. The
next day began with various tours in Washington DC, including the Smithsonian Air and Space
Museum, National Archives, the Capitol Building and a photo stop at the White House. After
dark, the group visited the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial,
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean Memorial, and the Jefferson Memorial.
“The monuments and memorials were spectacular to view at night,” said Lt Kimberly
Ammons. The last day of our trip included a stop at Arlington National Cemetery. The cadets
ceremoniously paid their respects to former North Carolina CAP Cadet Daniel Lucas Elliott, who
was killed in action last year in Iraq. The cadets gave a slow salute and placed a Cadet NCO cap
device on his tombstone. The trip concluded at the National Marine Corps Museum in Quantico,
(U) In April 2012, a NC CAP pilot completed 200th Cadet Orientation Flight. Recently
Civil Air Patrol pilot, Lt Col Wally Courtney, took Cadet Elijah Holden on his fifth cadet
orientation flight. That orientation flight was number two hundred (200) for Courtney. Each
CAP cadet gets to take five (5) of these “O-flights” as part of their program and they are allowed
to get familiar with the plane, controls and instruments. Both Courtney and Holden are members
of the Asheville Composite Squadron.
Courtney, a Canton resident, added this milestone to a growing list of accomplishments.
In 2008, he was recognized as the Orientation Pilot of the Year among all units in the North
Carolina Wing, and the runner-up for that award in 2009. His commitment to flying “O-flights”
comes from his pleasure in seeing young cadets become excited about aviation and, in particular,
flying. Lt Col Courtney is a retired Navy Captain and Naval Aviator, and hopes that some of the
cadets he flies will seek careers as military pilots.

While on active duty in the Navy, his primary aircraft were the P2V-5F Neptune and the
P3C Orion. He flew many hours over the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea tracking Soviet
submarines. Courtney joined CAP in December 2005.
(U) A van load of cadet and senior members from the Pitt-Greenville Composite
Squadron of the Civil Air patrol performed a pilgrimage to the birthplace of manned powered
flight at Kill Devil Hills, NC, in August 2012. They visited the monument, toured the facilities,
and retraced the path of those first steps into the air at the Wright Brothers National Memorial.
On the way, they visited the site of one of Civil Air Patrol’s World War II Coastal Patrol
Bases. Coastal Patrol Base 16, at the present Dare County Airport in Manteo, was the temporary
home of CAP volunteers from across the state who volunteered to take their civilian aircraft,
some loaded with improvised ordnance, to patrol the coastal waters off the state looking for
enemy U-boats as well as vessels in distress. They visited a museum in the airport’s terminal
building set aside to pay tribute to those efforts.
(U) On September 15, 2012, Shelby Squadron cadets learn about flying Remote Control
(RC) Aircraft. The cadets had an amazing time learning about these large remote control
aircraft, and then getting the opportunity to fly them. The club members were gracious enough
to offer trainer controls so the cadets would have an opportunity to control the planes. “It’s a
little different than the real thing,” said Captain Kirk Johnson. “I caught myself having a
conversation with other cadets about the differences between controlling an RC plane and flying
a real one,” said C/TSgt Kelli Bradley. “Then I thought how lucky we are to have CAP and the
aerospace program, because where else can you find a group of young teenagers who have both
of those experiences to be able to compare,” she added.


Cadets of B Flight at the
Raleigh-Wake Summer 2012
Airman School.

Cadets of Cape Fear Composite Squadron and Crewmen of the
National Guard C-130 on which they took their flight from
Wilmington, NC to Charleston, SC and back to Wilmington.


Cadet Airman 1st Class Rodarte presenting a speech to the
group during evaluations at the Shelby Squadron Toastmasters

Raleigh-Wake Cadets, C/SSgt Kober, C/AB Pantlin, C/MSgt Tapley,
C/2d Lt Lowery and C/AB Zobel were the winning team for the Cadet


(SBU) March 10 2012 - ELT mission in Raleigh. The North Carolina Wing was alerted
that an ELT was active in the Raleigh area. With Maj Chris Bailey as the Incident Commander 3
and Lt Col. David Crawford as Supervising Incident Commander 1, Major Mason as Mission
Pilot, and 1st Lt Kenneth Currie as Mission Observer departed Fayetteville on CAP 3202 and
located the signal in a residential area in North East Raleigh. Due to the residential location and
improbability of this being an actual distress situation, the search was suspended for the night.
In the morning, the IC duties were handed off to Maj. John May. A UDF team, from
Greenville, was dispatched to the area that was identified by the aircraft. After several hours of
searching a high density residential area, the beacon was located at the residence of a boater with
an EPIRB from his boat. The owner had been working on the boat the day before and didn't
realize the switch had been activated.
(SBU) On June 27, 2012, the US Coast Guard requested help from NC Wing CAP in
locating an EPIRB in Dare County. Response was quick. Capt Rick Laviano, Mission Pilot of
NC 048, and Major Chris Bailey, Mission Observer of NC 022, were assigned to crew N963CP
out of Raleigh. They got airborne quickly and headed for Manteo. Phone contact was made
with the Coast Guard and frequencies determined to enable direct communication with them
from the aircraft. Continuous communication was established between the Incident Commander
in the aircraft using repeaters and viper radios. The Coast Guard was working the search on the
ground and with a helicopter as we flew to the scene.
The EPIRB was found by the US Coast Guard in a small boat on a trailer in Manteo. It
was a very old unit with expired battery date and was full of water probably from recent rains. It
was silenced just as 963 was arriving in the area. Our aircraft had picked up the signal 30
minutes out. Our response was appreciated by the US Coast Guard even though they found it
Our DF equipment and skills are respected by them as is the professionalism of our
crews. Thanks also to Capt Dave Nelson of NC 079 Pitt-Greenville, who was working on
possible UDF support on the ground and Cadet Ethan Jacquin of that squadron who volunteered
by himself, but wasn't needed this time.
(SBU) Pilots sharpen mountain flying skills. Flying in mountainous terrain in small
planes can be dangerous, even more so when you're searching for lost aircraft or missing hikers.
Pilots who conduct search and rescue missions practiced and sharpened their skills this weekend
at an event put on by the Asheville Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol at the Asheville
Regional Airport.

The event, known as “Mountain Fury”, was open to Civil Air Patrol pilots from across
the state and included classroom instruction by experienced Civil Air Patrol mountain pilots as
well as hands on experience in the cockpit. Civil Air Patrol, an all volunteer group and
chartered by Congress, has as one of its missions, emergency services in which they conduct
search and rescue missions both in the air and on the ground, damage assessments and
reconnaissance in times of natural disasters such as hurricanes and homeland security.
This is the sixth such training exercise conducted by the Asheville Squadron, which in
previous courses have included pilots from Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and
Pennsylvania. "We've got to have trained pilots capable of doing search and rescue in these
mountains in a safe and productive manner and this clinic guarantees that will happen," said Col.
Larry Ragland, Middle East Region Commander and former North Carolina Wing Commander,
who was attending the course for the fourth time.
Asked what made Asheville a great place do this kind of training, Ragland said location
and proximity to the mountains. Also "this is where we have many of our pilots who are very
experienced mountain flying and who know how to do what they're doing in terms of doing it in
a safe manner and so this is where we come for the expertise."
Asked why this clinic was important, Event Incident Commander Maj. Joe Weinflash
said "Readiness, being prepared, being ready. Should a mission, whether it is homeland security,
disaster relief or search and rescue take place in the mountains, it is important, to be qualified
and competent beyond the standard FAA qualification."
Asked what pilots walked away with after attending the event, Weinglass said,
"Confidence! This type of flying is not for everyone, but when called on you want pilots that can
say, ‘I can do this.’"
(SBU) On November 17, 2012, cadets participate in basic mountaineering training.
Cadets and Senior members from every group in North Carolina Wing merged on Fort Bragg's
Range 85 to take part in the Group 5 Introduction to Basic Mountaineering training class. With
the giant rappelling tower, jetting over 50 feet in the air and obstacles in the background, one
could see the excitement on the cadets faces as they gathered onto the range. Along with Officer
in Charge 1st Lt Justin Bauer, CAP and the U.S. Army Liaison, Major Joshua Bauer, were a
highly trained group Army Special Forces, Airborne Rangers, and Sappers from the post to help
assist with the training.
As the cadets received their safety briefing, they learned they would not only be
rappelling but would be learning all the knots needed in tying their own Swiss seat harnesses,
working with medics from the post to learn advanced litter carry techniques, and putting the
skills to use.

The cadets and seniors would progress through three stations as they moved on. While
Group 1 tied knots and learned the steps in tying their harnesses, Group 2 was using a Skedco
SKED Rescue system to pull their fellow members around the range in order gain understanding,
skill and stamina required by the medics to evacuate casualties from the field. All the while,
members of Group 3 were working with litters to carry the simulated injured cadets under, over,
and through a number obstacles on the course.
As the cadets completed their Swiss seat harnesses, they each moved to the small tower
to get a lesson on how to lower your body down the line. They were taught the terminology used
and the functions of the rappel Master on the top of the tower and the belaying man at the
bottom. Each members’ Swiss seat was checked by the ranger personnel and each member
rappelled down the short diagonal tower. Once cadets and seniors made it down the short tower,
each had the opportunity to rappel down the tall tower on the boarded side. Once everyone had
completed this rotation and all cadets and seniors had made it through all stations, the tower was
opened on both sides for those who wanted another turn. There were a number of takers. At the
end of the day, forty-three (43) cadets were trained from a number of squadrons including:
Burlington, Fayetteville, Iredell, Johnston County, Orange County, Shelby, Tar River, and
(SBU) On April 6, 2012, the AFRCC notified NC Wing of a 406 ELT in the Greensboro
area. Alerts were sent to North and South Piedmont and the Winston alert system. Lt Col Andy
Wiggs called right away from Burlington with the ability to man a ground team. However
before they could man up to leave, Capt Dave Morse of Winston Squadron was at his hanger at
Winston-Salem and pulled out his personal handheld radio and got a 121.5 signal there in
Winston. A Winston aircrew had assembled and converted to UDF and they pursued the signal.
It turned out to be in a Nigerian airline Boeing 737-800 that was in the Northstate Aviation
hanger for maintenance. The Nigerian crew had apparently left the plane with the ELT in the on
position. The maintenance crew silenced the ELT with a remote switch in the cockpit.
(SBU) April 23-24, 2012. 7.2 Hours of Airtime and 15 Members Finds Elusive ELT.
NC Wing was alerted for an ELT at 0704 on April 23. Multiple airborne reports “near
Charlotte” had been reported to the Atlanta Center. Lt Dennis Bissell took the mission as
IC3/Trainee, supervised by Lt Col Crawford. After consulting with the AFRCC and getting
additional information, the search area was refined to an area north of Rutherfordton. An aircraft
was launched from Asheville led by Lt Col Wally Courtney along with Capt Rheta Perkins and
Lt Col Bill Fleming who worked the search through most of the day in the area east of Asheville
and south and west of Hickory. They were able to pick up the signal at 5000’ and above, but
were not able to get a solid lock on a direction. A ground team, led by Capt Michael Gallandt
was also dispatched to assist. Due to winds and turbulence, a decision was made to stand down
on the 23rd and regroup with the AFRCC.

The AFRCC requested additional airborne reports from the Atlanta Center and received
several that indicated that the signal was coming from an area significantly farther east than
originally reported. Lt Col Courtney, along with Capt Ralph Weber and Maj Jim Styles,
launched from Asheville on the morning of the 24th and proceeded east toward an area east and
south of Hickory. Communications relay was provided by Maj Chris Linker. The aircraft was
able to subsequently DF the signal to Statesville, locating it in a Cessna Citation. The mission
was closed out on April 24. A total of 7.2 hours were flown, with 15 members participating in
the safe execution of this mission.
(SBU) October 28, 2012. Civil Air Patrol, North Carolina Wing offered its third annual
Ranger Training Weekend at Modoc Mountain State Park. Over 140 cadets and senior members
from North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania came to the
park for ranger training.
Ranger training is a continued education to the CAP Ground Team Qualifications. So for
its students, they would be learning much more than expected. Members learned rope work, firebuilding, man tracking, health, safety, and other valuable skills including advanced land
navigation and map work.
The weather all weekend was very unpredictable since Hurricane Sandy was passing
North Carolina, there would be times where there would be a 100% chance of rain, but would
not be raining. This provided a very realistic training atmosphere. The only time it rained was
Friday night, so it was a relief to the students of the activity.
In addition to learning Search and Rescue Techniques, for the cadet staff it was an
activity where they could increase their leadership skills and experience. C/CMSgt Aiden
Maxfield, a team Commander for the Bravo Squadron said, “In addition to the Search and
Rescue training offered, I have really learned a lot about leading cadets.” This training activity
was also C/Capt Horner’s first time in the field since his tragic accidentm so it was great to see
him again. He was Alpha Squadron Commander, which was the advanced course offered at
Ranger Training Weekend.
During the weekend, many ranger certifications were made. In addition to ranger Grades,
many staff members were awarded their Staff Scarves. Col Douglass, MER Chief of Staff, Maj
Lyerly, Maj Bohler, Capt North, and Capt Rinehart were all awarded their Orange Scarfs,
making these CAP members permanent Ranger Staff at Hawk Mountain Ranger School. In
addition to that, several cadets completed the requirements for their Yellow Scarves, making
them Staff members in Training at Hawk Mountain.


Cadets rappel down the tower at Fort Bragg during Basic Mountaineering Training.

(U) American Red Cross provides disaster assessment training for CAP members.
Sixteen (16) members of the Civil Air Patrol and one (1) Red Cross member gathered together at
the general aviation terminal of the Raleigh-Durham Airport to learn how to assess damage from
a disaster both quickly and accurately. Red Cross Regional Director, Joselido Garcia-Ruiz,
Rocky Mount Disaster Coordinator, Carlos Soto, Disaster Assessment Lead for the Raleigh
Area, Dan Waterman and volunteer Derek Battle presented a lot of material in a short amount of
They were able to demonstrate how Civil Air Patrol's Ground Teams and Air Crews
could easily be integrated into the rapid primary disaster assessment and the detailed disaster
assessments. CAP's Air Crews would have the distinctive role of providing aerial assessment for
regions which would not be reachable by road or foot.
Participants practiced some of these skills through tabletop exercises in which they had to
think outside the box to solve problems such as transportation, information gathering and needed
resources, all while dealing with unexpected situations that emerged, such as the emergency
operations center being on lockdown, communications been disrupted, and roads/bridges being
out. Lt Col Beckett, the North Carolina Wing Disaster Relief Officer, mentioned the possibility
of joint training exercises to hone the newly acquired skills.
(SBU) North Carolina Wing completes aerial photo missions. Over 33,000 images were
taken as part of Hurricane Sandy’s disaster relief mission. A total of thirteen (13) North Carolina
Wing members joined several CAP members from other wings to execute the missions to
support FEMA. Civil Air patrol members provided aerial damage assessment imagery of the
affected areas in New Jersey and New York.
CAP provided three (3), three-person crews and collectively Middle East Regions’ Wings
uploaded approximately 33,000 images. More than 90 mission sorties were flown for total of
more than 200 mission hours. All NC Wing crews returned safely after successfully supporting
FEMA in this critical function of gathering images.
North Carolina Wing Commander, Col. David E. Crawford, noted that Sandy taught us
the value of consistent, persistent training in our chartered missions. "This horrific storm was
beyond comprehension until the thousand disaster relief photographs began to fill the FEMA
websites – giving new meaning to the term; "Disaster Relief. CAP proved, beyond our wildest
dreams that, when disaster strikes, hundreds of volunteers came forward, sacrificing time, energy
and know-how to serve our country. My deepest thanks go to the North Carolina Wing
Members who played such a significant role in the Sandy Mission with aircrews and support


The Middle East region commander, Col. Larry J. Ragland added, "The hard work of so
many has succeeded in getting FEMA valuable photographic information and supporting NER in
mission management.”

(U) December 14, 2011. Eastern Carolina Infraguard members learn about Civil Air
Patrol. More than thirty (30) members of the Eastern Carolina Chapter Infraguard assembled for
the monthly member meeting to learn about Civil Air Patrol. The meeting was held at the Cisco
Campus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
Lt Col Conrad D’ Cruz, who is a North Carolina Wing CAP member and has served as
Secretary of the ECI since 2007, kicked off the presentation with a detailed history of the Civil
Air Patrol beginning with the loose organization aviation buffs in the late 1930s and the
movement that led to the signing of Administrative Order 9 by Army Air Corps Director La
Guardia on 1 December 1941. The presentation then described the evolution of the organization
during World War II until the organization was formally incorporated when President Truman
signed Public Law 447 and later in 1948, established it as the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force
when Congress passed Public Law 557. Lt Col D’ Cruz described the three original missions of
CAP – namely Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, Search and Rescue – how they have
continued to today with expanded programs and initiatives.
Lt Col Don Beckett gave an overview of Emergency Services and provided details of the
Federal statutes that supported the work that is done by the volunteers of Civil Air Patrol. He
described the activities for Search and Rescue with respect to finding missing aircraft and
missing persons and how the Incident Command Systems allow CAP to work closely with other
agencies. Lt Col Beckett also provided a very high-level overview of Homeland Security
support in the areas of Critical Infrastructures, Restricted/Sensitive Areas, and Borders. He
described the National Emergency Services Academy at which CAP members get trained and
earn the ratings.
Lt Col Beckett than focused on Disaster Relief and provided a summary of services North
Carolina Wing CAP members have provided to the community during hurricanes and tornadoes
that have hit the state over the past few years. He provided details of the Points of Distribution
Training programs in the activities that are involved in setting up and supporting distribution
centers during disasters.


Infraguard is the public/private partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and
provides a forum for both physical and cyber security professionals to meet and share ideas.
There are Infraguard chapters located across the USA. North Carolina has two chapters: a
chapter based in Charlotte serving the needs of the southern and western parts of the state and the
Eastern Carolina Infraguard Chapter, based in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina,
services central and eastern parts North Carolina.
(U) Iredell Composite Squadron gives back to the community. The Iredell Composite
Squadron has started the year off by giving back through community service. The Squadron has
completed two community service projects so far this year and has plans for several more. The
most recent project was helping a local disabled veteran get his overwhelming yard back on
track. Cadets and senior officers raked, picked up limbs and debris for 6 hours until the task was
completed. When we first arrived at the location, we had our doubts that we could get the job
done; the leaves were knee-deep in some locations. Because of the veterans disabilities, the
expansive yard had not been maintained in quite some time. We were determined not to leave
until the yard was in tip-top shape. While on location, the cadets enjoyed hearing military stories
from a two-time Purple Heart recipient who spent 33 years in the Army and Special Forces.
With the help of Iredell Composite Squadron Booster Club, the squadron was able to
present a check for $500 to a local veterans group called Welcome Home Veteran. The Booster
club held a BBQ chicken fundraiser to assist the squadron with travel expenses for their
upcoming field trip to Washington DC and the Naval Academy. Richard’s Coffee Shop in
Mooresville, which is a nonprofit living military museum, hosted the fundraiser. As part of our
community service, the booster club donated a portion of our proceeds to the organization.
Cadets and senior officers help make our first fundraiser of the year a success by boxing and
delivering over 500 BBQ chicken plates.
(U) On May 1, 2012, the US Coast Guard puts Civil Air Patrol on their historical map.
Reportedly for the first time in history members of the Civil Air Patrol received the "Coast
Guard Meritorious Team Commendation", without operational device. Members from Civil Air
Patrol's Elizabeth City NC Composite Squadron, Cape Cod Massachusetts Composite Squadron,
and Massachusetts Wing were cited as stated in the citation that accompanied the award, "For
exceptionally meritorious service from 20 December 2011 to 17 January 2012".
The ceremony was held at the US Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center Heavy
Maintenance Facility in Elizabeth City, NC. The team comprised of members of US Coast
Guard Massachusetts Wing and Massachusetts Wing’s Cape Cod Composite Squadron; Rhode
Island Air National Guard; and the Cape Cod Airport, were awarded the Coast Guard
Meritorious Team Commendation.


On 20 December 2011, the ALC Medium Range Surveillance Division received
notification that support for the procurement of a large critical piece of De-Icing
Equipment/Vehicle would be needed for the upcoming winter operational test and evaluation of
the Coast Guard's new HC-144 Aircraft. The test period was scheduled to begin late January,
which gave the Coast Guard less than 28 days to complete the procurement. The team quickly
formed a multi-agency network, identified operational requirements, conducted the research,
identified the sources of supply, found the equipment, selected the source, completed the
contracting process, then delivered the equipment within 28 days, a process that normally takes
at least 60 days to complete.
Without the combined exceptional efforts from all the participants and volunteers from
all team members; US Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, and the Rhode
Island Air National Guard, the Coast Guard could not have completed the critically important
test and evaluation period of the HC-144 aircraft.
Members from Civil Air Patrol Cape Cod Composite Squadron and Rhode Island Air
National Guard were scheduled to participate in a ceremony in Elizabeth City, but the U.S. Army
flight from Cape Cod was forced to cancel due to bad weather. Maj Gen Dwight Wheless, on
behalf of the CAP National Commander, Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr, and Maj Linwood Dabney,
NCWG Group 3 Commander, on behalf of the NC Wing Commander, acccepted the award on
behalf of those who could not attend. On behalf of the Commandant of the Coast Guard, Capt.
Warner Wintz, Commanding Officer of the US Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center,
presented the awards to Capt Terry Blucher, Gen Wheless, and Major Dabney.
(U) Start your engines, Shelby cadets the present colors! Every Friday night this
summer you will find Cadets from the Shelby Composite Squadron Color Guard presenting the
colors for our National Anthem just before the flag drops at the Historic Cleveland County
Fairgrounds ‘Good Old Days’ racing series. "We are so proud of these cadets, to see their
commitment to mastering this time-honored tradition brings a smile to my face" says Squadron
Commander Maj. Tom Bly.
These races are just one of many events our Color Guard will be participating in this
summer. With so many requests, our desire to fill them all is met with a growing number of
cadets interested in the program, and we are constantly training more.
We would like to thank our current roster of cadets for doing such a wonderful job and
making it look so easy; Cadet Maj. Westmoreland, Cadet Staff Sergeant Easter, Cadet Senior
Airman Bradley, Cadet Senior Airman Willis, Cadet Airman Thompson, Cadet Airman Webb,
and Cadet Airman Rodarte.


(U) May 9, 2012. Cadet recognized for Community Service as a New Century Scholar.
Each year only sixty-eight (68) students are inducted into the New Century Scholars Program
and the Rutherford and Polk County School Districts by Isothermal Community College. This
honor is given to students who demonstrate potential for academic success and leadership. In
order to maintain good standing in the scholarship program students must maintain good school
attendance, grades, citizenship, remain drug and alcohol free, and perform ten (10) volunteer
community service hours each year.
C/SAmn Kelly Bradley was first inducted into the program in 2010 and has continued to
meet and excel beyond the standards set forth. She was recognized by her peers and the faculty
of Isothermal Community College along with the middle school program coordinators for going
well beyond the required ten (10) hours in successfully completing one hundred fifty-four (154)
community service hours in the 2011-2012 school year.
We would like to congratulate Cadet Bradley for a job well done, her hard work and
determination reflects greatly upon herself and the Civil Air Patrol.
(U) Operation flying flowers. Eighteen (18) squadrons participated, in which a total of
one hundred fifty (150) orders were obtained, for Operation Flying Flowers. Congratulations are
in order to the Tar River Composite Squadron who sold the most flowers! The money that the
squadrons earned for themselves ranges from $4.25 to $183.88. In the fundraiser, 50% of the
flower money received goes to the flower company and the other 50% goes to those doing the
fundraising. Of the latter 50%, 1/4 is returned to the squadron for their participation, and 3/4
goes to the Wing.
(U) May 5, 2012. Shelby Senior Members assist with 5K and 10K event while two (2)
cadets run the race! It was a very busy day for a number of our members with two (2) cadets
running the 5K and our senior members helping out with the race events. It was worth it for all
of us to help support our community and this wonderful cause. The Dash, Dine & Drive In: Hot
Rad Dash 5K and 10K were held in Boiling Springs, North Carolina to help support two (2)
causes this year. Proceeds from the event were split between Relay for Life, in memory of
Marsha Long Greer who passed away earlier this year from melanoma and Kristi Wagner, who is
currently battling breast cancer.
Senior members Lt Melvin Lutz and Senior Member Keith Keever helped staff the race,
Senior Member Tony Bradley helped organize members and provided photography for the finish
lines, while Senior Member Kim McDonald staffed our recruitment table. At the same time,
C/SSgt Easter and C/SAmn Bradley were making their way through the 5K course to the finish
line where their fellow cadets waited to cheer them on. C/Sgt Easter finished 1st in his age
group and Cadet Bradley 3rd in hers, with C/Sgt Easter finishing 7th overall in the race.

(U) May 19, 2012. CAP squadrons involved in CIS Big Toy Day event in Brunswick
County. For the third year in a row, the Brunswick County Composite Squadron and the Cape
Fear Composite Squadron teamed up to support Big Toy Day at the Cape Fear Regional Jet Port
at Oak Island on Saturday. A wide variety of equipment was displayed, ranging from fire trucks
to helicopters and airplanes to cranes, ambulances and antique automobiles. Proceeds from the
event benefit programs and services provided by Communities in Schools of Brunswick County.
A total of 1700 people attended, raising $7,500.
Cadets and senior members of the two squadrons participated in the activities by signing
up youngsters for the Young Eagle Flights, conducted by members of the local experimental
aircraft Association Chapter 939, and as aircraft marshaling/safety personnel in handling aircraft
and passengers on the very busy tarmac. Additionally, squadron members manned a recruiting
exhibit located adjacent to the CAP "glass cockpit" Cessna 182 aircraft in which a large number
of youngsters and adults were shown the controls, instruments, and avionics panel of the plane.
Many questions from the public regarding the operation of the airplane and the missions for
which it was used were answered during the course of the day at the static aircraft display.
Youngsters and their parents waited to be transported across the airport to take their Young
Eagle Flights, during which a total of sixty-two (62) children were flown in single-engine planes
piloted by EAA members.
A total of twenty-two (22) CAP cadets and senior members participated in Big Toy Day.
They contributed to the success of the event and increased the public's awareness of the local
Civil Air Patrol squadrons, their missions and the opportunities available in the units for
youngsters and adults. Attendees also gained a better knowledge of Cape Fear Regional Jet Port
and the role it plays in the overall economy of the area. Recent and ongoing improvements at the
airport are resulting in increased aircraft operations and related activities, ranking the airport as
number ten (10) in the state. Having a CAP Squadron based at and operating from the airport
has helped Brunswick County residents understand and appreciate the services performed by the
unit’s volunteer cadets and senior members.
(U) April 15, 2012. The Charlotte Senior Squadron goes to the drag races. Several
members of the Charlotte Senior Squadron attended the drag races at the zMac Dragway in
Concord, North Carolina. Their seats were neither in the stands nor in the pits, but rather circling
above the raceway and surrounding area in a CAP Cessna 172. Now, how did those prime seats
become available to the aircrew members of Charlotte Senior Squadron?
As part of the ongoing outreach efforts with Cabarrus County and the City of Concord,
the squadron offered to be the eyes in the sky for law enforcement and emergency management
personnel located in the command center at the raceway. 2nd Lt Mark Goodman, a member of


the squadron, is also a Battalion Chief with the City of Concord Fire Department and was
instrumental in making the contacts and presentations needed for the operation. As both a first
responder and CAP member, Lt Goodman could easily see the value CAP would bring to the
The main objective of the mission was to fly two sorties, one in the morning and one in
the afternoon, to observe the traffic flow in the surrounding area and to provide real-time updates
in the form of radio communications and photographs as needed. In the event of a traffic
incident, the crews would be able to assist emergency vehicles to the scene using the best route
possible, affording response personnel a minimum of response time. Capt James Emerson was
located in the communication center at the track to provide the valuable link between the
aircrews and emergency personnel.
The secondary objective of the mission was to provide a collection of aerial photographs
of the area for the city to view the extensive construction on Interstate 85. This road is a main
artery leading into and out of the area and with it down to two lanes in both directions, one
fender-bender could be a major upset to the delicate balance of traffic flow. Review and study of
these photographs by the City of Concord could prove to be quite valuable for traffic and
emergency response teams during the busy NASCAR season that lies ahead.
This was a test on small scale to measure the value of having aircraft patrolling the area
during the critical traffic times of the event. There were a lot of details to work out with
emergency personnel, the tower at Concord Airport and the pilots of other aircraft with whom we
would share the airspace. Both flights went very smoothly and there were lessons learned for
both the squadron and city, with the hopes of expanding operations to the larger NASCAR and
other events held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
(U) June 22, 2012. Shelby Squadron Cadets participate with the US Military All-Stars
for presentation of the Ground Zero Flag. Cadets from the Shelby Squadron Color Guard were
proud to be part of such an incredible ceremony. Cadet Major Westmoreland, Cadet Airman
Webb, and Cadet Airman Edlund presented the US Colors for a team of American Heroes many
of whom are scheduled to redeploy over the next few months. The Ceremony lasted a little over
20 min. and culminated with the singing of our National Anthem and presentation of colors.
The US Military All-Stars were founded in 1990; during a visit to the Naval Aviation
Museum, President H. W. Bush discussed the positive impact baseball had on morale during
World War II. His comments initiated the development of military baseball in the modern era.
Over two decades later, we are the only program in history, where camouflage uniforms with
historical references to represent all branches of military and first responders, is on one team.
Since 1990, more than 25,000 Armed Forces personnel have represented their service while

paying their own expenses, with a philosophy of Hustle, Think, Win! They are the
"Globetrotters" of baseball. As the largest, fastest-growing and most successful barnstorming
team ever created, delivering competitive, exciting "must see" patriotic entertainment enjoyed by
millions visiting over forty-five (45) states and eight (8) countries, while competing against some
of the finest organizations in the world, including the Boston Red Sox.
As part of the Red, White, and Blue Tour, the team conducts "Passing the Flag" and
"Walk of Honor" ceremonies, both of which our Cadets were able to be a part of. The Ground
Zero Flag was passed before the Color Guard while the words to “I am Old Glory were read.
The flag was then presented to Michael Osborne of Asheville, North Carolina. After the walk of
honor, where the flag is carried from the mound to home plate while our National Anthem was
sung by Sarah Johnson, an incredible young lady whose father is an Air Force Officer currently
serving his 7th combat tour.
(U) July 4, 2012. Shelby Squadron Cadets lead the Lattimore Independence Day Parade!
Hundreds of on-lookers lined the 1.3 mile parade route in the early morning hours. Many of
them, driving in from other counties just to participate in the festivities, some arriving two (2)
hours before just to get the best spot. The cadets were told they would be the 2nd Color Guard
that morning, but when the primary guard could not make it, the Shelby Cadets proudly took
their place. Marching in step the entire 1.3 miles were the Color Guard, C/Major Westmoreland,
C/SSGT Willis, C/AMN Edlund and C/AMB Edlund. Walking behind were Major Bly, C/SSGT
Bradley, C/AMB Weaver, and in his Fire Department Uniform, C/AMB Binion. "I was
approached by a photographer that works the event every year," said Squadron Commander Maj
Tom Bly. "He was impressed with the Color Guard’s professionalism and performance." This
marks the first time in many years the squadron has marched in a parade and it will be far from
the last. When asked if they want to march in another, C/Major Westmoreland said, "We are
certainly looking forward to the parades coming up later this year; we will be ready." The
Squadron hopes to expand the color guard equipment prior to the holidays, so multiple teams can
march in parades simultaneously.
(U) July 4, 2012. Cadets help at Independence Day celebration. The city a Rolesville
NC hosted a community day followed by a fireworks show. Cadets from Raleigh-Wake
Composite Squadron assisted the event by providing crowd managers. The duty of a crowd
manager is to direct people towards exits in the event of an emergency. Crowd managers are
required by the fire department for events with more than 1,000 people attending. In addition
being crowd managers, cadets also ran various attractions including a rock climbing wall. At the
end of the event, cadets assisted in cleanup duties. Overall it was a successful day.


(U) July 4, 2012, Iredell unit presents colors at Carowinds. The Iredell Composite
Squadron Honor Guard presented the colors for the opening ceremony at Carowinds Amusement
Park for military day. Carowinds recognized past and present military personnel with free
admission, along with a hotdog and hamburger picnic. The Honor Guard was led by C/Maj John
Robertson, a three year graduate of the National Honor Guard Academy. Other Honor Guard
participants were C/1st Lt Montana Shores, C/1st Lt Felix Reyes, C/2d Lt Joshua McCoy, and
C/MSgt Zachary Fleming. The Honor Guard’s flawless performance was received with much
applause. Carowinds allowed the Honor Guard to use the VIP room for the entire day, which
were fully stocked with unlimited refreshments, and given full access to the amenities of the
park. Carowinds and WSOC Radio staff were awed by the cadets professionalism and invited
the Honor Guard to return next year.
(U) Brunswick County Squadron Color Guard in Southport Fourth of July parade. For
the second year in a row, the Color Guard of the Brunswick County Composite Squadron,
marched in the Southport, North Carolina Fourth of July Parade, one the largest and highest
attended Fourth of July observances held in the state. Thousands of attendees along the parade
route were impressed by the military bearing of the four (4) cadets in the Color Guard and
cheered their performance during the more than one-hour long parade.
Additional recognition for the Civil Air Patrol and Brunswick County Composite
Squadron was provided by having a uniformed squadron Cadet and Senior member standing in
the vehicle pulling a float entered in the parade by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter
939. The red white and blue decorated float featured a replica of the Wright Flyer with "Let
Your Dreams Take Flight" as its theme. The Cape Fear Regional Jetport and Brunswick Air
Flight School were featured in signage on the float along with the CAP. The producers of the
new movie, “Safe Haven”, much of which is being filmed in Southport, have asked that this
EAA Chapter 939 float be part of a modified parade shooting, which is scheduled for 8 August.
Brunswick County Squadron will soon celebrate its third anniversary since being
chartered in August 2009 at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport, where it conducts its meetings and
flight activities. The young unit has been very successful in recruiting seniors and cadets and
getting its members qualified in their respective positions, ranging from Mission Scanners to
Mission Observers to Mission Pilot.
(U) August 14, 2012. CAP Made Area Pilots Aware of “No-Fly Zone” During the
Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. The North Carolina Wing is assisting the
Continental US North American Aerospace Defense Command Region in ensuring area pilots
are aware a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is being established by the Federal Aviation
Administration for the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Charlotte Sept. 3-6.


“This outreach is a great way to inform the General Aviation community about the
FAA’s upcoming temporary flight restricted area in place for the Democratic National
Convention,” said Maj John May, NC Wing Incident Commander. “The Civil Air Patrol is able
to greatly enhance the effectiveness of the outreach program at a relatively minimal cost. With a
greater awareness of the TFR, we hope to see fewer TFR violations.”
Posters designed to alert pilots about the upcoming TFR are being delivered by CAP to
all public airports within a 75-mile radius of Charlotte. “The posters are a reminder that a TFR is
a No-Fly Zone and when it goes into effect, there will be serious consequences for violators,”
said May. Approximately fifty-five (55) North Carolina and South Carolina airports exist inside
the 75-mile circle, and the North Carolina Wing is delivering the posters to each location as part
of regularly scheduled training exercises.
“CAP adds tremendous credibility when we show up at an airport in a CAP uniform to
deliver the posters and to explain TFR procedures to airport personnel and pilots,” May said.
The deliveries began August 3. Among the first airports visited was Gastonia Municipal Airport
near the South Carolina border, where May was greeted by a contingent of CAP cadets on hand
for orientation flights in a CAP airplane. The cadets presented the posters to airport flight
instructor Jill Cagle.
“This assignment is a departure from our usual Air Force missions of searching for
missing aircraft or people and our emergency response activities during natural disasters,” North
Carolina Wing Commander Col David Crawford said, adding, “the North Carolina Wing is glad
to assist with this very important mission. We want to ensure all pilots in the area are aware the
TFR is being established.”
CAP has performed this mission with great success in the past and that is why the Air
Force has requested CAP’s support to get the word out about TFRs for both the Democratic and
Republican National Conventions again this year.
(U) August 18-20, 2012 Shelby Cadets March at Keeter Stadium. Seven (7) Shelby
Cadets had the honor and privilege to march onto Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby,
North Carolina to present our Nation’s colors for the American Legion World Series. The crowd
watched silently as they marched perfectly in step to a position just behind the pitcher’s mound.
All eyes were on the cadets as the National Anthem was played. The cadets then marched off
the field in silence. As the flags came down, the crowd of more than 3,000 for each game
cheered. The cadets participated in 4 games total and split the responsibilities.


These games, as well as most of the presentation of colors, were carried on ESPN3 live.
“We were so proud to have them come out; they did an outstanding job,” said Chief Warrant
Officer 3 John Brooks, the Military Affairs Liaison for the games. “They certainly knew what
they were doing,” he added. These cadets train on a weekly basis and are always learning
something new. They take their roles very seriously, which for a group of teenagers isn’t
something you see every day. Special thanks to the Color Guard members: C/TSgt Easter,
C/TSgt Bradley, C/SSgt Willis, C/SrA Rodarte, C/Amn J Edlund, and C/AmB Edlund, and
C/Am L Edlund. Well done!!
(U) August 24-26, 2012. While many teenagers headed to the beach to enjoy their last
weekend of summer vacation, nearly ninety (90) CAP cadets from all points of North Carolina,
and even Ohio, headed to the Winston-Salem Air Show. It sounds like the perfect weekend for
aerospace lovers: Harrier jets, C-130, P-3 Orion, Prowler, A-4 Skyhawk, Cobra Helicopter, B25, T-6, and so much more. Our cadets, however, were not there as spectators, they were there
to fulfill a CAP core value: volunteer service.
With over 30,000 Air Show attendees that weekend, our cadets had much work to do.
C/1st Lt Obediah Fire as the Cadet Deputy Commander, under the guidance of C/Lt Col Gourley,
began planning for the show immediately after the 2011 Airshow. In early August the staff was
chosen, selected were some of the best cadets from the 15 participating squadrons around North
Carolina. These leaders worked in the following weeks making all the preparations to ensure a
smooth mission. Thursday night, August 23, the mission base tent was set up and the
communications trailer brought in and all was ready for the weekend show.
Though the cadets run the flight-line and CAP tasking part of the Winston-Salem Air
Show, they were always under the watchful eye of Maj Ron Cheek who has been the Air Show
Commander for many years. Ten (10) additional Winston-Salem Squadron Senior members
worked directly with the cadets, with even more members dispersed throughout the Air Show
with various duties. Several of the NC squadrons also brought along senior members whose help
on the flight-line as back authority was a swift deterrent to the occasional belligerent spectator.
Maj Eric Orgain, as Deputy Commander of Cadets, was impressed once again with the caliber
and professionalism of the NC CAP Cadets in carrying out their duties throughout the weekend.
These duties, of course, involved flight-line management as per FAA regulations, but that
was not all. Moving the flight-line as directed by the aircraft director, safely wing-walking
aircraft, and keeping guard when there was potential danger to a careless spectator near an event
such as the helicopters or the Sheriff’s fast-paced K-9 unit demonstration, were just a few of the
special tasks.


Being the CAP cadets’ number one priority, safety, naturally, was the primary task of the
weekend: crowd safety in particular. While crowds watched the show, the cadets were watching
the crowds for any signs of dehydration, or heat related illness, on stand-by to radio for an EMT.
As is common, CAP was responsible for the quick uniting of lost child and parent/grandparent a
few times.
Cadet safety was also a high priority. Safety briefings were given each morning and
dispensed throughout the day. Squad leaders were tasked with reminding their cadets to hydrate,
eat salty snacks and generously apply sunscreen. Reapplication of sunscreen was especially
necessary as covers are not allowed on the flight-line for safety reasons. Senior Members
watched the cadets as they came in for breaks for signs of heat stress. 2nd Lt David Bouffard, the
Medical Officer, and a head-nurse at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital when he’s not at CAP, drove
up and down the line checking on cadets and carrying loads of water.
A retired Marine General observed that the Winston-Salem Air Show could not have
been so successful without these dedicated cadets. After the close of the show, as the Air Force
C-130 took off for base, the cadets saluted; and one could almost envision a flashback to the
1940’s. Recalling WWII when the first CAP members with respect and appreciation for the men
and women serving overseas, took to the air in the spirit of volunteerism to tirelessly tend to the
tasks necessary for the safety of our homeland. The cadets who sacrificed their weekend at the
beach were similarly rewarded with an incredible learning experience.
(U) September 13, 2012. Shelby Unit Presents a Plaque to Historic Site. A brief
ceremony was held on the steps of the historic Cleveland County Courthouse, which is currently
undergoing renovation to become a museum, a plaque displaying the squadron’s new patch and
to commemorate this landmark being featured on the patch. Present were the Cleveland County
Commissioners, Chamber of Commerce and other county dignitaries, the general public, and the
Shelby Composite Squadron Cadets and Seniors.
(U) September 18, 2012. Shelby Cadets Lead Pledge for County Commissioners.
Cadets from Shelby were invited to lead the pledge for the Cleveland County Commissioners
meeting. The Cadets and 2nd Lt Bradley also presented the Commissioners with a Squadron
patch plaque to commemorate the event. The cadets also took this opportunity to present County
Commissioner and patrol squadron Member Ronnie Hawkins with his squadron patch. We
invited all County Commissioners and officials to become members of the Civil Air Patrol and to
help in leading today’s youth, our cadets, to greatness.
(U) October 2012. Shelby Airport holds its Annual Fly-in. Cadets and seniors from the
Shelby and Gastonia Squadrons were on hand to assist with this annual event. The beautiful
weather brought out more than 1000 spectators and over forty (40) aircraft including two (2)

CAP aircraft from the Asheville Squadron to conduct cadet “O” flights throughout the day. In
all, nine (9) Cadets received their first orientation flights and two (2) cadets received their 2nd
flight. Not only did the cadets fly, many more were on hand to assist with the fly-in and help
answer visitor questions about aviation, the Shelby Squadron, and CAP in general.
“This was by far the smoothest fly in I can remember and a lot of that is thanks to the
cadets,” says airport director Ben Yarboro. He added “You can tell the cadets want to be here;
they are so proud of what they do.”
(U) Shelby Squadron’s cadets march in the Boiling Springs, NC holiday parade. Cadets
from Shelby marched in the annual Boiling Springs North Carolina holiday parade on Sunday,
November 25. The squadron plans to march in a number parades this holiday season and were
proud to have their first to be the one most local. The cadets enjoyed being part of this joyful
community event and are looking forward to the remainder of the season.
(U) December 6, 2012. Raleigh-Wake provides Honor Guard at Annual Christmas Tree
Lighting. Governor Beverly Perdue presided one last time over North Carolina's official
Christmas Tree lighting ceremony Thursday evening. As part of an 11 year tradition, Cadet and
Senior Members of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol's Raleigh-Wake Composite
Squadron participated in the ceremony by assisting with setup for the bands and the area where
Governor Purdue and her special guests would be seated, as well as providing an Honor Guard
along the governor's path.
Before the event began, Governor Purdue stood for a photograph with the members of the
Raleigh- Wake Composite Squadron. Afterward, the members of Civil Air Patrol lined the
sidewalk to provide an Honor Guard for the governor and her guests, among them was Santa
Governor Purdue began the procession by hanging wreaths on the doors of the old
Capitol building in Raleigh and ending by lighting a beautiful Christmas Tree on the south side
of Capital Square. She then spent some time addressing the numerous children present by
reading The Night Before North Carolina Christmas. During the lighter moments, it was hard to
keep a straight face while Governor Purdue read about Christmas, mixed with NASCAR, Hush
Puppies and many other references to North Carolina.
After the ceremony, Governor Purdue retired to the Capitol Building and Santa left on his
big sled, while Cadet and Senior members were invited inside the Capital for warm drinks and


(U) December 15, 2012. Winston-Salem Composite Squadron Holds Wreaths’ Across
America Ceremony. Winston-Salem Composite Squadron gathered to: "remember our fallen
heroes, honor those who serve, and teach children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their
families to preserve our freedoms."
Maj Ron Cheek arranged WAA ceremonies for the past four (4) years. One of our
Cessna 172’s circled overhead against the blue sky making a touching addition to the solemn
sermon, as the cadets presented the wreaths at the memorial below. After the preliminary
ceremony, the wreaths were transferred indoors. There they were put on display to be seen by
thousands that would be attending the free holiday Pops Concert with the Winston-Salem
Symphony Saturday evening.


Lt Col Don Beckett during his presentation on Emergency
Services of the North Carolina Wing CAP at the Eastern Carolina
Infraguard in Research Triangle Park, NC

Richards Coffee Shop, Mooresville, NC hosts a fundraiser for
Iredell Composite Squadron and also for the organization
Welcome Home Veteran.

Civil Air Patrol receives Team Award from the USCG. L-R: Capt
Werner Winz, USCG; Maj Linwood Dabney, Maj Gen Dwight
Wheless, and Capt Terry Blucker

The Shelby Composite Squadron Color Guard on the field at the Cleveland
County Fairgrounds Good Old Days Racing Series. L-R; Cadet Bradley,
Cadet Thompson, Cadet Willis, and Cadet Easter, followed by the Burns
High School Marching Band.

Cadet Senior Airman Kelli Bradley is shown here with her New
Century Scholar Award. This award is presented by Isothermal
Community College.

Shelby Composite Squadron Cadets with awards after the Hot Rad Dash
5K and 10K run held in Boiling Springs, NC.

Shelby Composite
Squadron Color Guard
during the “Passing the
Flag” ceremony.

Iredell Cadets present the colors at Carowinds Amusement Park on July 4th for Military Day. L-R;
C/1st Lt Montana Shores, C/Maj John Robertson, C/2d Lt Joshua McCoy, C/2d Lt Felix Reyes and
C/MSgt Zachary Fleming.

The Brunswick County Squadron Color Guard in Southport’s 4th of July Parade. L-R;
C/TSgt Hunter Riddle, C/CMSgt Canyon Cooke, C/CMSgt Chesnee Brittain, and C/A1C
McKell Cook.

Raleigh-Wake Squadron at the Annual
Christmas Tree Lighting in Raleigh.

Winston-Salem Composite
Squadron cadets Honor Our
Fallen Heroes during Wreaths’
Across America Ceremony. L-R;
Cadets: Joshua Woodard,
Wayne Lewis, Landon
Roddenberry, Zackary Mikat,
Grace Niklas-Morris, Garrett
Briggs, and Edward Gravley,
directed by C/1st Lt Obediah

Salisbury Cadets placing flags at Salisbury VA Cemetery during a Wreaths’ Across America


Shelby Cadet Color Guard at Keeter
Stadium Baseball Game.

CAP Color Guard presenting the Service and POW


(U) January 28, 2012. First Wave of the New Subordinate Unit Inspection Team
Training Conducted in Group 3. During a six-hour training course, conducted in New Bern,
North Carolina, fifteen (15) CAP members listened intently as Lt Col John Kay, North Carolina
Wing CV, imparted the newest iteration of the North Carolina Wing Subordinate Unit Inspection
Team Training Course. All the participants and instructors serve on Subordinate Unit Inspection
Teams or will do so in the near future. This particular training is designed to make preparation
and conduct of the SUI easier, as well as prepare teams and team chiefs to conduct all the unit
inspections in a professional and meaningful manner throughout North Carolina Wing.
(U) February 25, 2012. North Carolina Wing Group 3 Members Complete SUI
Training. On Saturday, eleven (11) officers in Group 3 received the Subordinate Unit Inspection
portion of the IG Basic Course, conducted by Lt Col John Donahue. This was the second and
final part of the inspection Team Training program spearheaded by Lt Col John Kay. This
training built on the Inspection Team Training module conducted in January, and the second half
of the training consists of inspection techniques, familiarization of regulations and SUI final
report writing.
This same two-day training is scheduled to be conducted in each of the remaining four
groups beginning with Group 2 in March and April and completing with Group 5 in September
and October. The training concept, the idea of Lt Col Kay, was to standardize the procedure to
complete SUI's conducted in NC Wing Groups and Squadrons, and the preparation of the
subsequent SUI reports. The SUI is essentially a detailed operational review of how a squadron
is performing and how it is prepared to complete the missions it is assigned by CAP. The intent
of the training is to have all seventy-five (75) or more North Carolina Inspection Team Members
and Team Chiefs conduct the inspections and report writing in a standard, uniform professional
Group 3 now has eleven (11) fully trained Inspection Team members qualified to conduct
SUI’s. In accordance with CAP regulations, SUIs are to be conducted in each subordinate unit in
the wing on a scheduled basis. Now Group 3 has a trained inspection team ready to follow the
SUI schedule and conduct inspections that should benefit the unit commanders and their
(U) Three (3) Chaplains and one (1) Character Development Instructor from North
Carolina Wing joined other Regional Chaplains at the 2012 MER Chaplain Staff College in
Blackstone, Virginia, May 20-23. Attendees from North Carolina included: Wing Chaplain Lt
Col Wayne Byerly, Deputy Wing Chaplain Capt Laura Johnson, Lt Col Richard Pannell,
Character Development Instructor of the Asheville Squadron and Chaplain Capt Melvin Lutz of
the Shelby Squadron.


MER Chaplain Lt Col Jack Epperly and National Chaplain Lt Col Ken Colton led the
sessions. During this conference, Chaplains and CDI's reviewed regulations and courses related
to their specialty tracks.
(U) Asheville Squadron has ten (10) new CERT Members after Training. Ten members
of the Asheville Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol completed Community Emergency
Response Team (CERT) training during the month of April. The class was led by CAP 1st Lt
Lewis Toms, who is also the Western Representative on the North Carolina CERT Committee
and is a member of CAP.
The new graduates more than doubles Asheville CERT members from nine (9) to
nineteen (19), giving them a greater advantage having members to help in time of disasters.
CERT training includes learning how to put out small fires with a fire extinguisher, light search
and rescue techniques, triage and first aid, family readiness along with the disaster relief training.
Toms said of the training, "It not only helps CAP members to assist in disaster relief, but
also help them prepare their families for future disasters."
(U) June 5, 2012. Orange County Composite Squadron: Squadron Commander Pete
Wehr promoted. The cadets, officers, and senior members of the Orange County Composite
Squadron, as well as officers from North Carolina Wing located in Burlington, North Carolina
celebrated as Squadron Commander Peter Wehr was promoted to Captain. Peter Wehr replaced
Maj Eileen Kong in June 2011, who resigned her position to pursue a medical career.
Capt Wehr will continue in his position as Squadron Commander, as well as continue
serving as Disaster Preparedness Officer, Logistics Officer, and Search and Rescue Officer.
Wehr’s vision for the Orange County Squadron is serving the community in the realm of
emergency services, including search and rescue, emergency supply POD, and CERT. To that
end, he has already seen to it that squadron members have gotten CPR and First Aid training, as
well as coordinating a practice search and rescue operation with Cpl Scott Foster and his K-9
partner Talon, of the Hillsboro Police K-9 Unit back in April 2012.
(U) June 28, 2012. Shelby squadron hosts its first NWS Skywarn class. Thursday
marked another step forward for the Shelby Squadron with the successful completion of its first
community National Weather Service Skywarn class. Twelve (12) CAP Senior Members along
with seventeen (17) citizens of Cleveland and Rutherford Counties received their Skywarn Basic
certification. The class was a mixed group with CAP, U.S. Army, Ham Radio Operators, IT
Directors, First Responders, Firefighters, Boy Scouts, and citizens active in the community.


Since the program started in the 1970s, the information provided by SKYWARN
spotters, coupled with Doppler radar technology, improved satellite and other data has enabled
NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash
floods. SKYWARN storm spotters are part of the ranks of citizens who form the Nation's first
line of defense against severe weather. There can be no finer reward than to know that their
efforts have given communities the precious gift of time – seconds and minutes that can help
save lives.
Although SKYWARN spotters provide essential information for all types of weather
hazards, the main responsibility of a SKYWARN spotter is to identify and describe severe local
storms. In the average year, 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5000 floods and more than 1000
tornadoes occur across the United States. These events threatened lives and property.
We would like to thank Tony Sturey from Greenville-Spartanburg SC National Weather
Service Forecast Office coming out in teaching such an informative class.
(U) July 2012. A Night of Awards at Raleigh-Wake for Maj Johnson and Maj Tessin.
During a Thursday night Squadron Senior Member meeting, attended by a high number of
participants including Col Larry Ragland, Col Dave Crawford, and Maj Max Noureddine, Col
Dave Crawford awarded Capt Laura Johnson, Chaplain of the Squadron, with the Davis Award,
the Loening Award and a Commander’s Commendation for Outstanding Duty Performance.
The streak was not over for Capt Johnson because she also was promoted to the rank of
Major. Soon after, Col Dave Crawford presented a Commander’s Commendation for
Outstanding Services to Maj Tim Tessin as Wing Flight Orientation Coordinator, improving
flight performances, record of hours flown, in particular, during the recent Cadet Summer
(U) December 2012. Asheville Member’s Solo Flight. Asheville Squadron’s own Capt
Rheta Perkins soloed at the Foothills Regional Airport. Well Done!
(U) December 8, 2012. Shelby Squadron host basic first aid class. On Saturday, cadets
and seniors took part in a basic first aid class hosted by the squadron and taught by EMTs from
Dallas Rescue. The class covered many aspects of first aid, from splints and slings to bandages,
personal protection, hot and cold weather injuries, and shock.
On top of teaching the members how to treat injuries until help arrives, the instructor
spent time teaching the cadets and seniors just how to facilitate help arriving as fast as possible,
which can mean life or death in certain situations. Tips include: staying calm when calling 911,
speaking clearly, knowing where you are, relaying your location properly, and communicating
what is happening and what you see to the 911 operator.

The class rounded out with situational awareness, this included paying attention to what
is around you and not just focusing on the person that is hurt, and making sure you aren't injured
in the process of helping someone else.
The Squadron would like to extend our thanks to EMTs Ricky Cureton and Lt Angel
Cureton of the Dallas North Carolina Rescue Squad for taking time out from other schedules to
plan and teach this class.
(U) November 17-18, 2012. North Carolina Wing Professional Development Weekend
held at Wake Forest University. CAP senior members from around the state in North Carolina,
in addition to guests from the Virginia Wing, gathered on the campus of Wake Forest University
for the second annual North Carolina Wing Professional Development weekend. The facilities,
presenters, and participants combined to provide a positive atmosphere for a successful
Professional Development Weekend.
The classrooms were designed for higher learning and included the technology needed to
make quality presentations. The classrooms were also designed for comfort, facilitating class
participation and enabling attendees to be comfortable during hours of class time.
The speakers for the weekend were experienced, prepared and encouraged class
involvement. The main presenters for Training Leaders of Cadets, Squadron Leadership School
and Corporate Learning Course were: Lt Col Max Benbow, Maj Jason Bailey and Capt Matthew
Phillips, respectively. Lt Col Rob Smith, NCWG Director Professional Development, Col David
Crawford, and Maj Chris Bailey were also part of the PDW staff. Additional speakers such as
Maj Bruce McPherson, Financial Officer for NC 082, spoke concerning their particular specialty.
Chaplain Lt Col Wayne Byerly, inspired by an "Armor of God" challenge coin, led services
Sunday morning for a packed room.
The highlighted speaker of the weekend was Col Sean T Hannah, U.S. Army, retired,
former director of the Center for the Army Profession and Ethics at West Point and current
Professor of Management, and Tylee Wilson, Chair in Business Ethics at Wake Forest
University School. Col Hannah conveyed key leadership principles that all members would
benefit by applying in their CAP careers.
Classrooms and presenters are important factors in a successful professional development
weekend. The participants are the ones that really brought things together. Capt Matthew
Phillips created a WordPress website that was timely and informative. It was clear that the
weekend was well organized; perhaps that is why there was such a large turnout. Twenty-one
(21) North Carolina Squadrons and three (3) Virginia Squadrons were represented at the PDW:


28 SLS students, 31 CLC and 9 TLC, total of 68 students. The students were quick to participate
and share their Squadron experiences so all could learn. When divided up for small group
sessions, the participants blended seamlessly into new teams, eager to complete assigned tasks.
Professional Development Weekend could have simply been a weekend CAP members
put aside to meet assigned requirements for advancement. However, with excellent planning and
execution, professional presentations and active participation from all class members, this
Professional Development Weekend gave so much in one weekend: leadership lessons
clarification of CAP’s organization, new ideas, and new friendships with fellow CAP members
from across North Carolina and Virginia.

NC Wing Group 3 Subordinate Unit Inspection Classroom Training Exercise.


SUI Training Program Graduates for 2012: L-R Maj Fred Eldredge, Maj
Bob Johnston, Lt Col John Donahue, 1st Lt Michael Woodruff , Maj Lin
Dabney, Lt Col Wayne Asbell, Maj Ray Hemphill, Capt Tony Overman,
Capt Jeff Miller, Capt George Wolfe, Capt Terry Blucker, Lt Col John
Kay, SMSgt Stephen Madison.

Participants of the MER Chaplain Staff College, May 2012 in Blackstone, VA.

CAP 1st Lt Louis Toms conducts CERT Training



(U) January 2012. New Members to Middle East Region Staff. Maj. Keith Mottas is
coming on board as the new Standardization and Evaluation Officer. Major Mottas is a mission
pilot, CFI and a F5 Pilot Examiner. He is a pilot with a Delaware Aviation Foundation and
Commemorative Air Force, flying the B- 24, B- 25 and B-29 World War II bombers at various
military and civilian airshows. He looks forward to working with other Middle East Region
operational staff and the Standard/Evaluation officers in the wings to ensure the best training for
our pilots.
Lt Col Philip Saleet will be assuming the duties of MER Historian as additional duty. He
is currently North Carolina’s Wing Historian. Lt Col Saleet has served in Civil Air Patrol since
he joined as a cadet member in Maryland Wing’s Glen Burnie Squadron 1960. He has served in
Virginia Wing, Maryland Wing, West Virginia Wing and North Carolina Wing, so he has
witnessed a lot of Middle East Region's History.
(U) January 2012. National Quality Cadet Unit Awards. Congratulations to the winners
of the 2011 Quality Cadet Unit Awards from North Carolina Wing. North Carolina Wing alone
had eight (8) units awarded this year out of 207, which means that North Carolina wing alone
won 4% overall from National. The units are listed below:
Asheville Composite Squadron
Burlington Composite Squadron
Raleigh-Wake Composite Squadron
Pitt-Greenville Composite Squadron
Winston-Salem Composite Squadron
Boone Composite Squadron
Iredell Composite Squadron
Apex Cadet Squadron
The squadrons will be presented a certificate to post for visiting perspective cadets and
parents to see, so these folks will know that they are in a place that will be awesome for them to
be part of. These squadrons will also receive special recruiting materials to hand out also
showing how awesome they are.

(U) February 10, 2012. North Carolina National Guard Dedicates New Joint Force
Headquarters. The North Carolina National Guard, in conjunction with North Carolina
Emergency Management and the State Departments of Public Safety and Transportation, hosted
a dedication ceremony to open their new joint force headquarters. The building is designed
primarily to be an operations center for the state in the event of natural disasters or other
Col Larry Ragland, MER Commander, Col Roy Douglas, North Carolina Wing
Commander, Lt Col Paul Meade, Lt Col Lucy Davis, CAP Division Director, and Lt Col Andy
Wiggs were among the invited guests. North Carolina Wing Cadets were asked to assist with a
variety of duties, including escorting VIPs in attendance. Cadets who served were C/2d Lt
Aleasha North, C/2d Lt Rachael Bailey, and C/SSgt Aiden Maxfield.
(U) February 2012. Capt Kathy Gaddy, Wing Administrator, earns National Award. The
North Carolina Wing was informed that one of its tireless workers is a recipient of a National
Headquarters Award. Mr. Don Roland, National Headquarters Executive Director, notified Col
Roy Douglas, North Carolina Wing Commander, that our very own Wing Administrator, Kathy
Gaddy earned the Wing Administrator of the Quarter Award.
The Civil Air Patrol Wing Administrator of the Quarter award is presented each quarter
at the National Headquarters Quarterly Team Meeting. The award for Ms. Kathy Gaddy was for
the October-December 2011 quarter.
(U) February 20, 2012. Veterans Day Celebration Honors World War II Fighter Ace
Barry Davis. "The red-tailed" fighters of the Tuskeegee Airman have drawn a lot of attention
with the release of the motion picture, but a similar fighting force also won fame as protective
escorts to numerous B-17 and B-24 bomber raids into the German Heartland during World War
II. Flying with the "Checkertail Clan" of P-51 Mustangs is still a vivid memory for Franklin
County Resident, Barrie Davis, so his friends and fellow airmen at the Triangle North Executive
Airport near Louisburg decided to put some real meaning back into the Veteran’s Day.
"We are honoring World War II fighter ace, Barrie Davis on February 20 at 1200," said
CAP member Ben Cason, Raleigh-Wake Composite Squadron. Cason, along with CAP
members Clive Goodwin and Steve Merritt, Airport Manager, began to spread the word.
Following the event Cason, sent this summary of the day’s activities:
Steve Merritt, Airport Manager and CAP member, introduced Barrie Davis to the group.


(U) March 23-24, 2012. Middle East Region and North Carolina Wing conduct Joint
Annual Conference. More than two hundred (200) Civil Air Patrol members representing the
seven (7) states comprising the Middle East Region descended upon the North Raleigh Hilton on
Friday. Billed as the first ever joint conference co-sponsored by the Middle East Region and the
North Carolina Wing, members attending the Saturday morning session took part in a general
assembly followed by the presentation of service awards and recognition of individuals and CAP
units within the region.
Col Larry Ragland, MER Commander, and Col Roy Douglass, Commander of the North
Carolina Wing organized the weekend. Former wing commanders attending were, Col Ralph
Vogt and Col Larry Trick from Maryland Wing, and Col Don Edwards and Col Harold "Tink"
Schaeffer from North Carolina Wing.
Also recognized were the members of the Region and North Carolina Wing Staff who
have done the yeoman's work to make the conference possible: Lt Col Lucy Davis, North
Carolina Wing, Lt Col Jay Langley, Middle East Region, Lt Col Jeff Willis, Middle East Region,
and Capt Kathy Gaddy, North Carolina Wing. Active members from Delaware, District of
Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia participated in
the proceedings. The North Carolina Wing received the Paul Turner Safety Award for a third
consecutive year from the Middle East Region.
Col Rick Moseley, Middle East Region Vice Commander, served as master-ofceremonies, and he opened the general assembly with the introduction of special guests.
Following welcome messages from Col Ragland and Col Douglass, the keynote speakers for the
session were Brig Gen Joseph Vazquez, National Vice Commander, and Mr. John Salvador, the
Assistant Executive Director of CAP, who highlighted the status and current strengths of the
organization. They stated that CAP now operates 550 aircraft, 960 motor vehicles, 4,675 mobile
radios, and CAP expects to purchase 19 replacement aircraft and 127 replacement vehicles
during fiscal year 2012. Also in attendance were Mr. Frank Jirik, the National Headquarters
Director of Safety and Col Warren Vest, National Finance Officer.
Lt Col Kevin Hubbard, U.S. Air Force, presented an overview of the current and future
status of the Air Force and CAP. He stated that, due to significant budget constraints, the Air
Force is discontinuing the program of including state directors to the wing structure of CAP.
Continued coordination between CAP Wings and U.S. Air Force will be maintained by a reduced
team of Assistant Directors of Operations serving on a national basis rather than filling the
current 38 state directorships wing by wing. Lt Col Hubbard stressed that CAP-US Air Force
was cutting positions not people.


A sizable block of time was allotted to the awards ceremony. The Exceptional Service
Award was presented to six (6) members. The grand total of twenty-four (24) Meritorious
Service Awards and fifteen (15) Commanders Commendations were presented as well as
numerous other individual awards.
Attending the conference for the first time was CAP's recently elected National
Commander, Maj Gen Charles L Carr. Also in attendance was Brig Gen Joseph A.Vazquez,
National Vice Commander and former Middle East Region Commander. In addition, past
National Commanders included Maj Gen Eugene Harwell, who is a former commander of North
Carolina Wing, and Maj Gen Dwight Wheless, who is a former commander of the North
Carolina Wing.
The afternoon session saw members attending a variety of seminars that included
learning labs on Emergency Services, Operations, Safety, Aerospace Education, Homeland
Security/Counter Drug, Cadet Programs, Information Technology, Communications, Logistics,
Public Affairs, Middle East Region Commander's Call and Professional Development.
At 7:00 p.m. the Hilton’s Grand Ballroom was the scene of the regions annual banquet.
Col Moseley served as Master of Ceremonies, and the featured speaker of the evening was Brig
Gen D. Todd Kelly, Assistant Adjutant General for Air NC National Guard. Gen Kelly, a highly
decorated command pilot, spoke about the Guards past, present and future mission for our state.
Col Douglas commented on the historical significance of this conference. "The logistics
involved in the planning and coordinating this event were staggering. But the result was a
comprehensive, invaluable learning experience for all involved, including our wing and region
staffs to the newly-minted cadets attending," he said.
At the conclusion of the evening, Col Ragland offered his special thanks to North
Carolina Wing administrative team, in particular, Lt Col Lucy Davis, Lt Col Andy Wiggs and
Capt Kathy Gaddy for providing the input that made this joint conference a truly memorable and
successful event.
(U) May 14, 2012. North Carolina Wing Commander named Chief of Staff for Middle
East Region. Middle East Region Commander, Col Larry Ragland, announced today that Col
Roy Douglass has been selected to fill the position of Chief of Staff, to become effective on June
9, 2012. In his announcement to members of the region, Col Ragland said, "Col Douglas has
served CAP for many years and demonstrated steady commitment to excellence and
professionalism. He will step down as North Carolina Wing Commander after having served in
this post since January 2009."


Col Douglas assumed command in January 2009, succeeding Col Ragland as North
Carolina Wing Commander. He joined Civil Air Patrol in August 1992 and served two 24month tours as the San Angelo Composite Squadron Commander in Texas Wing. He also served
two years on the staff of Southwest Region Staff College – one year as Public Affairs Officer
and the other year as a Seminar Advisor.
The Vice Wing Commander of the North Carolina Wing, Lt Col John Kay, will fill the
command position of the North Carolina Wing until a permanent selection is made for Wing
Commander. Col Douglas will fill the position recently vacated by Lt Col Phyllis Griffin. Col
Douglas and his wife, the former Gail Pleger moved to North Carolina in 1999, where he
continues his CAP career.
(U) May, 9 2012. Fayetteville Unit Member receives U.S. Army Promotion. North
Carolina Wing Member Lt Col Jayson A. Altieri, was recently promoted to the rank of Colonel,
U.S. Army, at a ceremony held at NATO headquarters, Brussels, Belgium.
The host for the ceremony was US Air Force Brig Gen Paul T. Johnson, Deputy
Commander, US Military Mission to NATO. In attendance at the ceremony were Mrs. Shelle
Wheless Altieri, Col Altieri's wife, their children Isabella and Jayson, Jr.; U.S. Air Force Major
and North Carolina member Todd Shugart; and associates and friends from the NATO and U.S.
Army Brussels Garrison Community. Col Altieri, who has been a member CAP since 1979, is a
27-year veteran of the Army and currently serves as an Army Standardization Planner with
NATO. In addition to his promotion, Col. Altieri has been selected to assume command of the
110th Aviation Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama.
(U) May 12, 2012. Two New Majors in Concord. Maj James E Emerson and Maj
Willie Wright were promoted recently to their new ranks after successfully sitting before the
Field Grade Promotions Board at Wing Headquarters.
Maj Emerson serves as a squadron Communications Officer and Assistant Operations
Officer. He is a current Form-5 pilot, who will soon begin his Mission Pilot Training along with
holding ratings as Mission Scanner, Mission Observer and Aerial Photographer and is also UDF
qualified. In addition, the Major is Ground Team and Ground Team Leader qualified and is
currently working on his Air Operations Branch Director and Communications Unit Leader
Maj Wright is a Squadron Supply Officer, Logistics Officer, and Recruiting and
Retention Officer; he recently completed his master rating in the Logistics specialty track. He is
now building the unit’s recruiting and retention program and working on the specialty track in


that area. The Major is a Form-5 pilot currently training to become a Mission Pilot along with
being rated as a Mission Scanner, Mission Observer, and Aerial Photographer. On the ground,
Major Wright is UDF qualified and a Ground Team Trainee. They both are valuable members of
the Charlotte Senior Squadron.
(U) June 9, 2102. North Carolina Wing Conducts Change of Command Ceremony.
Before a record turnout of its membership, the North Carolina Wing conducted a Change of
Command Ceremony. Col Roy Douglass has served the wing with honor and distinction for 3
1/2 years and has accepted the recently vacated position of Chief of Staff for the Middle East
The ceremony was opened by the cadet color guard from the Burlington Composite
Squadron; C/2nd Lt Joshua Gordon, C/SAmn Ian Shepherd, C/Amn Kody Holmes and C/SAmn
Mary Puppo. Cadet Puppo and C/Maj Christina North sang the National Anthem. Cadet North
is now serving as a PFC in the U.S. Army.
Lt Col Max Benbow, serving as Master of Ceremonies, introduced the dignitaries
assembled for this very special occasion. Attending were National CAP Vice Commander, Brig
Gen Joseph Vazquez and Middle East Region Commander, Col Larry Ragland.
(U) June 27, 2012. Middle East Region Commander Announces New North Carolina
Wing Commander. After extensive review of each candidate's qualifications, detailed
interviews and vetting of the two candidates with an Middle East Region Selection Board
consisting of a North Carolina Member-at-Large, a past North Carolina Wing Commander,
Middle East Region Staff, and an adjacent current Wing Commander, Col Larry Ragland
announces Col Select Dave Crawford as the next North Carolina Wing Commander.
Col Select Dave Crawford has many years of experience and service to the Civil Air
Patrol, serving in numerous positions at various levels within CAP. He is a former CAP cadet
and served in the U.S. Army. His CAP operational experience will be of great benefit in North
Carolina Wing's future. His leadership is expected to take North Carolina Wing above-andbeyond an already impressive level of performance and accomplishments.
(U) June 2012. Seventy Years of Safe Flying Earns Pilot Prestigious FAA Award. On a
rainy Monday evening in the general aviation terminal at the Raleigh-Durham International
Airport, Mr. Clive Delmont Goodwin received the prestigious FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot
Award presented by Bob Sutherland of the FAA. This award has been presented to only 1,600
pilots. It is earned by having a minimum of 50 years of civil flight time with no accidents. In
some instances up to 20 years of military flight time can be substituted for part of the required

Mr. Goodwin began his career of flight in the fall 1942 when he joined Civil Air Patrol.
Shortly thereafter, in 1943, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and attended a 30-day basic
training at Shepherd Field, Texas. During his training, he was pulled aside to fly B-25 and B-29
bombers. Mr. Goodwin was attached to the training command at Lowry Air Force Base in
Colorado where he and his crew flew many hours in the B-29 bomber aircraft.
He was eventually assigned to the 500th Army Air Corp out of Saipan but the war ended
before he deployed and he was discharged into the reserves as a private in 1946; his temporary
rank of 2nd Lt being part of a contract due to the need for pilots. Mr. Goodwin served the
remainder of his 12 years in a reserve unit out of New York and left the service in 1955.
He has run a small airport in New Jersey, flown for the Coast Guard Auxiliary and aided
the country of Trinidad with the development of an FAA like certification system for pilots and
mechanics. Now in his late eighties, Mr. Goodwin has enjoyed over 70 years of flying and still
enjoys soaring through the skies in light sport aircraft. He still serves in Civil Air Patrol as a
Major at the Franklin County Composite Squadron, which meets at the Franklin County Airport
in Louisburg North Carolina.
(U) June 6, 2012. South Piedmont Senior Squadron Tours Factory. Group 4
Commander Col Don R Edwards, South Piedmont Senior Squadron Commander Maj Jeffrey
Focke, Lt Col Jerry Langley, Maj Thomas Cook, Maj Will Grooms, Maj Ron Goetchius, Maj
Tom Schick, and Capt Ki Tae Sung toured the Cyril Bath Company at the Charlotte-Monroe
Executive Airport, in Monroe, North Carolina. The tour conductor was Vice President of
Operations Mr. Herbert Amster.
First, Cyril Bath is not a bathroom renovation company for your house! They are a
leading International manufacturer of aeronautical components and airframe structures. All that
metal twisting, carving, and crafting – these are the guys who do it! It is called stretch forming,
hot stretch forming, elastoforming, linear friction welding, and various other technologies and
They began in the conference room to explain what they do and how they are situated in
the global aviation scheme. Quite fascinating - the work they do with metallurgy and other
structural design and equipment. Then they took us out on the production floor – and what a
show that was! Since it was late afternoon and they had already finished for the day, we had a
rare opportunity to walk on the floor and have them show us all the equipment and components
they work on.


(U) July 17-20, 2012. North Carolina Wing Member Earns Royal Netherlands Medal.
Lt Col Jayson Altieri, North Carolina Wing, recently completed a four-day, 160 km Vierdaagse
March in Nijmegen. The International Four-Day Marches Nijmegan is the largest marching
event in the world. It is organized every year in Nijmegan in mid-July, as a means of promoting
sport and exercise. Participants walk 30, 40 or 50 km daily, and, on completion, receive a
royally approved medal – the Holland 4-day Event Cross.
The participants were mostly civilians, but there were also a few thousand military
participants. Col Altieri, along with 10 members of the EuroCorps Team from Strasbourg,
France participated in the march. The 4-days’ has taken place since 1909 and is considered a
National Holiday in the Netherlands.
Each day of the march is named after the biggest town it goes through. Tuesday is the
day Elst, Wednesday the day of Wijchen, Thursday the day of Groesbeek and Friday the day of
Cujik. The routes always stay the same unless there is a significant need to change, as it did in
2007 when the walkers went through Waalkade on Wednesday for the first time, since the
original route got too crowded and the walkers had to wait for over an hour at times. 2006 was
the first year to be canceled in 90 years (apart for WWII).
After the first day’s march, there were thousands of dropouts and two deaths because of
extreme heat. On the Friday, as participants near the finish, the public awards walkers with
Gladioli, a symbol of force and victory stemming from Roman times when the gladiators were
showered with Gladioli. The Nijmegen walkers are similarly showered in flowers on their
arrival. The entry into the city and towards the finish, the St. Annastreet, is for that reason called
Via Gladiola during the Nijmegen Marches. In preparation for the march, the Colonel marched
more than 600 km in September of last year, carrying a pack weighing 16 kg.
(U) December 8, 2012. Shelby squadron holds annual Christmas party. Shelby
squadron held their annual Christmas party on Saturday, December 8. The event was held at the
AmericInn in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, since the use of the facilities were donated to the
squadron by the hotel manager and cadet mother, Shelly Bell.
The evening was filled with fun and laughter as the families met other members and door
prizes were awarded. As the evening was winding down the moment was taken to recognize 2nd
Lt. Tony Bradley for his contribution to the squadron this year and a Certificate of Appreciation
and award were presented.
Festivities were followed by something not normally seen at Christmas parties; the cadets
swimming in the hotel's indoor pool.


(U) December 2012. Raleigh-Wake Composite Squadron Holds Holiday Banquet. At
the end of each year, the Raleigh-Wake Composite Squadron hosts a holiday banquet for cadets,
senior members, and their families to enjoy dinner, dessert, prizes, promotions, awards and
The event requires a lot of manpower provided by the Cadets. There was a lot to be set
up in order to make the evening the success that it was. We had C/2d Lt Devyn Williams and
C/Capt Katie Zobel compile pictures from every event of the year to create a music video
presentation. The night before, a select few cadets met at the Zobel's house to bake, ice, and
decorate hundreds of cupcakes for dessert in addition to the dinner that was catered.
The event began with the Color Guard posting the colors, a prayer led by Chaplain Capt
Sunman and introduction of the Head Table. After everyone had a chance to eat, C/2d Lt Devyn
Williams and C/Capt Katie Zobel presented the music video of all the pictures captured over the
year, followed by one of the main components the event: Cadet Promotions. The following
Cadets were promoted at the banquet:
C/A1C Nicholas Pantlin to C/SAmn
C/A1C Toby Vestal to C/SAmn
C/SSgt John Newsom to C/TSgt
C/TSgt Amilyn Kober to C/MSgt
C/MSgt Mark Kober to C/SMSgt
C/SMSgt Rebecca Smart to C/CMSgt
C/SMSgt Ari Brown to C/CMSgt
C/SMSgt Brick Ingle to C/CMSgt
C/SMSgt Ryan Almich to C/CMSgt
C/CMSgt Devyn Williams to C/2nd Lt
C/CMSgt Grey Hodson to C/2nd Lt
C/MSgt Erica Adams to C/SMSgt and to First Sergeant
After the Cadet promotions, Deputy Commander for Cadets, Maj Zobel, and Cadet
Commander, C/Capt Zobel, announced the awards voted upon by the Cadet Staff and Senior
Members involved with the cadet program. The following were awarded:
Respect Award to C/SrA Nicholas Pantlin
Detective Michael S Phillips Award to C/SSgt Graci Gordon, C/SSgt Christa Gordon, and
C/MSgt Braxton Robertson
Cadet Staff Member of the Year to C/2d Lt Devyn Williams
Cadet Officer the Year to C/2d Lt Eric Pantlin
Cadet Program Staff Member of the year to Senior Member Bill Robertson
Cadet of the Year Award for 2012 went to C/MSgt Amilyn Kober

Following the Cadet awards, the Squadron Commander, Capt. Rich Laviano gave a very
thoughtful comment of the Squadron activities for 2012, walking the audience from his Squadron
Commander appointment to the reiterated objective of having close and concerted activities
between the Seniors and Cadets, making our squadron largest and most successful North
Carolina Wing. The evening was concluded with Capt Laviano and Maj Peter Bohler, Deputy
Commander, presenting the Senior awards. The following appreciations and achievement
awards were announced:
Senior Member Richard Zobel for Dedication and Leadership for the Cadet Program
2nd Lt Brian Flynn for Squadron Aerial Photography Education Training
2nd Lt Terri Richards for Dedication to Staff Operations
1st Lt Randy Lindsey Squadron Finance Officer
Capt Joe Lipsey as Squadron Logistic Officer
Capt Marcus Howard as Squadron Personnel Officer
Maj Timothy Tessin for Dedication to the Cadet Program
Maj Peter Bohler a Squadron RDU Security Officer
Maj Terri Zobel and Capt. Susan Lowery for Dedication and Leadership in the Cadet Program
Capt Jose Guzman for the Squadron Communication Capability Revitalization
1st Lt Alberto Griffa for the Squadron Emergency Services Training Program
Senior Member the Year 2012 Award went to 1st Lt Alberto Griffa his effort in the IT
Department and in the ES program
Final thoughts and prayer concluded a very organized program.
(U) August 2012. Seniors and Cadets from Shelby Participate in Ham Radio Class. The
Shelby Squadron would like to thank the Cleveland County Amateur Radio Club for teaching the
six week HAM class and for assisting with the final testing. The Shelby Squadron looks forward
to working with other community groups and clubs to help further the education of its members.
Congratulations to Major Bly, 2nd Lt Bradley, SM Keever, C/TSgt Bradley, and C/SSgt
Willis for receiving their technician amateur radio license.
(U) August 2012. CAP Member receives Scholarship for Flying. The Asheville
Squadron’s Capt Rheta Perkins has recently been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the
Western North Carolina Pilot’s Association to be used in her pursuit of a private pilot’s license.
Rheta’s flying endeavors started back when she joined the US Air Force after high school. After
that, she started a career in the aviation industry and volunteers with the Civil Air Patrol, a
nationwide congressionally chartered all volunteer organization that conducts Search and Rescue
and Homeland Security missions, Cadet Programs, and Aerospace Education.


Perkins is a valued member of her squadron in Asheville where she is a flight crew
mission observer and also trains additional aircrew members. She has attended and taught at
CAP National Emergency Services Advanced Aircrew School, where she was a distinguished
graduate and attended CAP Middle East Region Search and Rescue College.
Rheta has been awarded the CAP Find Ribbon for a non-distress Emergency Locator
Transmitter find, the CAP Disaster Relief Ribbon for a Presidential declared disaster after
Hurricane Katrina, and she is part of the aircrew which received Outstanding Performance
Recognition by the US Air Force.
“I am so thankful to the Western North Carolina Pilot’s Association for giving me the
opportunity to pursue my aviation dream,” said Perkins about receiving the scholarship. The
WNC Pilot’s Association usually awards one scholarship per year, but this year they awarded
(U) August 2012. Two Brunswick County Composite Squadron Members Receive a
Very Special Honor. 1st Lt Kathy Nicholas and 2nd Lt Dick Hart, both pilots in Brunswick
County Composite Squadron were honored recently by the widow of James C. Harrington,
Mission Director of the Luna Module and Apollo XII.
About a year ago, Lt Hart, who never had met Jim Harrington, even though they attended
the same church, became aware of Jim’s background. During a conversation, Lt Hart asked Jim
if he would talk to the Brunswick County Squadron members about his experiences in the space
program. Jim agreed to do this. Lt Hart, contacted Lt Nicholas, Aerospace Education Officer for
the squadron, and plans were made to schedule the presentation.
Unfortunately, Jim’s health was not the best, and the presentation had to be postponed
twice. Jim passed away on 23 June 2012. At Jim’s wake, his wife mentioned to Lt Hart that Jim
had left something for him and lst Nicholas.
Recently, Lts Nicholas and Hart paid a visit to Jim’s widow, Lorraine. Mrs. Harrington
spent a considerable amount of time showing them all of Jim’s awards and talking about his
career. Jim truly was a gifted person. It was especially meaningful that Jim thought enough of
Civil Air patrol to honor two of its members with renditions of the Apollo XII Mission Patch in
recognition of their support of our nation’s space endeavors. Lorraine Harrington seemed very
pleased to be able to present the patches to Lts Nicholas and Hart, on behalf of her late husband.
(U) October 19, 2012. Father and Son Promoted to Captain. During a recent promotion
ceremony, Cunningham Field Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, two squadron members
were promoted to the rank of Captain. Robert Hoffman, Captain, CAP, and Cadet Karl

Hoffman, C/Capt, CAP, were promoted. The uniqueness of the ceremony was that the two are
father and son. This is a first for this squadron, and the two were congratulated by the squadron
commander and the deputy commander for seniors.
(U) October 2012. Lt Colonel Frank Sincox awarded Wright Brothers Master Pilot
Award. In recognition of his contributions to building and maintaining the safest aviation
system in the world, through practicing and promoting safe aircraft operations for 50 consecutive
years, Colonel Sincox was awarded The Wright Brothers “Master Pilot” Award by the FAA.
Lt Col Sincox served our country for 36 years in the United States Navy as a Naval Flight
Surgeon from March 1960 until 1996, retiring at the rank of Captain. His first solo flight took
place at NAS Pensacola, FL in 1960 in a US Navy T-34 Trainer. Throughout his illustrious
naval career, he has flown a number of aircraft including: Grumman S-2F Tracker, UH-34
Seahorse, Lockhead T-33 Shooting Star, AH-1 Cobra, and Huey UH-1. He has served ashore at
locations including Naval Hospital Long Island, NAS Pensacola, Naval Station Norfolk, NAS
Atlanta, Charlotte, and Trinidad, and afloat aboard The Aircraft Carriers USS Antietam CVA-36
and the USS Randolph CVS-15, the Destroyer, USS Melvin DD-680, the Amphibious Assault
Ship, USS Tripoli LPH-10, and the Amphibious Transport Dock, USS Juneau LPD-10.
Lt Col Sincox has served in CAP since June 1988, and currently serves as the Health
Services Officer for the Shelby Squadron. The Colonel is designated as an Aviation medical
Examiner and Medical Doctor. He is board certified in Family Practice and was previously a
North Carolina Medical Examiner. Although he retired in 1996 from Family Practice, he is still
certified to practice medicine at the age of 80 and still sees patients on a limited basis. The
Colonel is still flying today; he is the very proud owner of a 1949 Navion-A high performance
complex aircraft.
(U) October 2012. Shelby Squadron’s Fall Banquet a huge success. With fall in full
swing, Shelby Squadron was very excited to hold their fall potluck banquet. “These banquets
allow friends and family members, guests from the community, and officials from the county and
state the opportunity to learn more about the squadron. It also allows the squadron to showcase
its activities form past months and to discuss what the future holds,” says squadron Public
Affairs Officer, Tony Bradley. He adds, “We also like to center the banquet around a speaker or
activity to help focus the event.”
This banquet was no exception. The guest speaker, 14th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air
Force Gerald R. Murray, made quite the impression. “That was one of the most motivating
speeches I have had the pleasure of experiencing,” said Squadron Commander, Maj Tom Bly.
Chief Murray focused his message towards the cadets of the squadron, but was applicable to all
who listened. The message was to “Ask why? Why do we do the things we do in our careers,

with our friends, in life in general? In order to grow personally and professionally, we need to
know why we do the things we do; what drives us? The attendance for the event was a mixture
of members and their families, friends of the squadron, visitors interested in the squadron, and a
number of honored guests including 2 State Senators, 3 County Commissioners, a County
manager, and their spouses.
Activities for the evening included honoring members of the community that have
supported the squadron with certificates of appreciation, cadets were recognized for taking their
first orientation flights this month, 2 Cadets were recognized for receiving Ranger 3rd Class at
the NC Ranger weekend, and 3 Senior Members received their Yeager awards.
(U) 14 July 2012. North Carolina Wing has a New Commander. The 1500 members of
the North Carolina Wing now have a new Commander. The Middle East Region Commander,
Col Larry Ragland, passed the ceremonial guidon to Col David E. Crawford before a packed
auditorium at NC Wing Headquarters in Burlington, NC. Crawford, a 30-year veteran of CAP,
began his four-year term in office by expressing his vision of the direction in which he will lead
the wing.
“It is my hope to see the NC Wing move toward a more universal approach for our
operations,” Crawford said. “We will continue reaching out to the other six wings in the Middle
East Region by removing boundaries. State lines are just lines on a map and we will encourage
more interaction and joint operations between us and these wings,” he said.
Col Crawford noted that later in July, the NC Wing will conduct a joint search and rescue
exercise with the SC Wing, and he will promote additional activities with the VA Wing and
beyond. “When disaster strikes with hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, each wing in the region
must be prepared to move quickly and effectively to assist its neighbors.” Col Crawford
succeeds Lt Col John Kay, who has been serving as Interim Commander. Lt Col Kay assumed
command of the wing back in June when then commander, Col Roy Douglass accepted the
position of Chief of Staff with the Middle East Region.
Noting that he joined CAP as a cadet, Crawford stressed that the wing continue vigorous
support for CAP’s three Congressional mandates: Emergency Services, Cadet Programs and
Aerospace Education.


Chaplain Lt Col Wade Gibson

2 December 2012

Lt Col Jim Carr

24 May 2012

Maj Donald G. “Pat” Patterson

9 October 2012

Maj Jesse W. Collum, Sr.

30 November 2012


NC National Guard Dedicates New
Joint Forces Headquarters. L-R;
State Command Sergeant Major
John H. Stewart, NC CAP Middle East
Region Commander Col Larry
Ragland, C/1st Lt Aleasha M. North,
Major General Gregory Lusk
Adjutant General NCNG, C/2d Lt
Rachael Bailey, C/SSgt Aiden

WWII Fighter Ace, Barrie Davis receives award from a
representative from US Senator Richard Burr.


Past NC Wing Commanders at the Joint MER-NCWG Annual Conference

Asheville Squadron receives a Unit Citation during the MER-NC Wing annual

BG Vazquez receives ceremonial sword from Col

USAF BG Paul t. Johnson administers the oath of office to newly promoted
USA Colonel Jayson Altieri at NATO Headquarters on May 9, 2012.

L-R Bob Sutherland, FAA and Maj Clive Goodwin, CAP

South Piedmont Senior Squadron Tours Cyril Bath Factory. L-R; Col Don Edwards, Maj Thomas
Cook, Maj Ron Goetchius, Maj Will Grooms, Lt Col Jerry Langley, Mr. Ron Mahle Asst. Director of
Aviation and Economic Development, City of Monroe, Capt Ki Tae Sung, Maj Jeffrey Focke, Maj
Tom Schick, Mr. Herbert Amster.


Col Jayson Altieri USA awarded the Vierdaagsekruis

Raleigh-Wake Color Guard at the Raleigh-Wake Squadron Holiday Banquet.


Col Larry Ragland, MER Commander, passes the ceremonial guidon to Col David Crawford
the incoming North Carolina Wing Commander, during the Change of Command



(U) July 21, 2012, at Manteo’s Dare County Airport, I took a “Walk in the Past”. Back in
the dark days, at the beginning of World War II, the German Navy’s Submarine Force was
sinking so many allied ships within sight of our coast that the German Submariners called it “The
Happy Times”.
The Civil Air Patrol Coastal Patrol came into being because of this submarine campaign.
Due to shortages of military aircraft to handle patrol and escort duties, the CAP was tasked with
helping to counter the U-Boat threat.
CAP established 21 Coastal Patrol bases along the Atlantic and Gulf Coast, from Maine
to Mexico. At Skyco Field, Base 16 was established when an advance party began arriving on
22 July 1942, with the first aircraft arriving on 27 July. The Base was able to launch its first
Patrol on 10 August 1942. During the winter of 1942, the base and personnel relocated to
Manteo, NC while they continued to fly their missions. Daily missions were flown from dawn to
dusk by base aircraft up and down the coast, providing convoy escort, search for survivors of
torpedoing, looking for floating mines, and other services.
The Navy eventually took over patrol duties and the Coastal Patrol Bases closed on 31
August 1943. Bases 16 and 21 flew over 9,000 hours and millions of miles on their patrol
missions. Also during the time Base 16 was in operation, two (2) Civil Air Patrol members gave
their lives in the service of their country: Frank M. Cook and Julian L. Cooper, who both went
down at sea.
On Saturday, a North Carolina Roadside Historical Marker was dedicated to the members
who served at Coastal Patrol Base 16. One of CAP’s Greatest Generation was there for the
unveiling: Mr. C. Weldon Fields, who served as Communications Officer for Coastal Patrol
Base 16 and later for Base 21 at Beaufort, NC.
The dignitaries in attendance were: Mr. John Ratzenberger, Curator of the Dare County Airport
Museum; Chaplain (Major) Laura Johnson, CAP Assistant North Carolina Wing Chaplain;
Major General Dwight Wheless, Past CAP National Commander; KaeLi Schurr, Curator, Outer
Banks History Center, NC Department of Cultural Resources; George Wood, Chairman Dare
County Airport Authority; Warren Judge, Chairman, Dare County Board of Commissioners; and
Stan White, State Senator, NC Senate District 1.
The Keynote Speaker was 2nd Lt Frank Blazich, CAP, Ohio Wing Historian and Doctoral
Candidate, Graduate Teaching Associate, Ohio State University. Lt Blazich was the driving
force behind the procurement of the marker from the State of North Carolina.


Other notables that took part in the unveiling of the marker were: Harry Bridges,
Museum Founder and son of CPB 16 Pilot William Bridges; Dianne Daniels, daughter of former
State Senator and CPB 16 Pilot Melvin R. Daniels Jr.; and Charles Small, nephew of Col Frank
Dawson, NC Wing Commander and Commander of CPB 21, Beaufort.
North Carolina Wing personnel assisting in the dedication were: Capt Terry Blucker,
CAP, Commander, and 1st Lt John Shepard, CAP, Public Affairs Officer, of Wild Eagle
Squadron, Elizabeth City and their Color Guard members: C/MSgt Cory Randolph, C/SSgt
Liam McLerath, C/SSgt Nathaniel Fields, and C/Amn Consuela Merkle (Miller). Also
representing CAP were Lt Col Philip Saleet, CAP, North Carolina Wing Historian, and Capt
Allen Johnson, CAP, of New Bern.
(U) November 10, 2012. Civil Air Patrol Honors Members who Served CAP during
WW II. Barely one week before the beginning of World War II, a large group of aviation
enthusiasts offered their services to the US government as a means of countering the rising threat
posed by NAZI “U-Boats” along the Atlantic coast. Historians tell us that well over 2000 ships
carrying vital supplies to the European theater war were sunk, sent to the bottom of the
"graveyard of the Atlantic" by enemy torpedoes and brazen surface attacks.
“During the war, the U-boats sank about 2,779 ships, for a total of 14.1 million tons. This
figure is roughly 70% of all allied shipping losses in all theaters of the war and to all hostile
action. The most successful year for the German war machine was 1942, when over 6 million
tons of shipping were sunk in the Atlantic,” according to
The US was ill-equipped to counter this menace, with the bulk of our Armed Forces
material being direct overseas, thus the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was created by Congressional
Charter. This volunteer force, using their own airplanes, was credited with actually driving the
submarine menace from our shores. CAP pilots flew more than one-half million hours, credited
with sinking two (2) enemy submarines, and rescued hundreds of crash survivors during World
War II. Following the war the admiral commanding the German submarine operations was
asked why he abruptly moved his U-boats away from the Atlantic coastline. He replied, "It was
those damn orange and yellow planes."
Lt Col Phil Saleet, historian for the NC Wing, CAP, took a long, determined look at the
activities originating from the two (2) coastal patrol bases that supported the war effort in North
Carolina. His research located three living CAP members that are currently North Carolina


On November 10, 2012, the NC Wing conducted a special ceremony for these war heroes
at its headquarters in Burlington, NC. NC Wing Commander, Col David Crawford said, "During
the time CAP bases were active, the wartime effort, which included border patrol operations,
search and rescue, disaster relief, forest fire patrol, emergency transportation of personnel and
critical cargo, and towing practice targets for the US military, resulted in 64 member deaths and
150 lost aircraft by war’s end. It is our privilege to honor these survivors for their determined,
dedicated service to our nation."
Based on the research of Lt Col Saleet, the following honors and promotions took place:
Charles Weldon Fields: Assigned as communications officer Coast Patrol Base 16, Manteo,
NC. 1st Lt Fields flew as an Observer on anti-submarine missions, accumulating over one
hundred fifty (150) hours of patrol duty. He then transferred to Monogram Field, Driver, VA
and served as communications officer for Tow Target Unit 21’s new base of operations. He was
promoted to the rank of Colonel and was presented the Distinguished Service Award.
Clive Goodwin, Jr.: 2nd Lt Goodwin joined a CAP squadron in Cortland, New York, and flew
out of the Courtland Municipal Airport. The squadron’s assignment was to fly Missing Aircraft
and Search Missions for the Army Air Forces. While serving with this squadron, 2nd Lt
Goodwin flew missions as a pilot during his active duty with CAP. The ceremony included his
being promoted to Lt Col and he received the Exceptional Service Award. It also noted that Maj
Goodwin is currently active with the Franklin County Composite Squadron, CAP and is still an
active pilot.
Paul Sigmon: Corporal Sigmon assisted in building Coastal Patrol Base 21 in Beaufort, NC
where he found an overgrown grass field, surrounded by marsh and the home of thousands of
mosquitoes. Cpl Sigmon was one of base members assigned to build a new runway. Once the
base was up and running, he served until the day it closed. He also was promoted to Lt Col and
received the Exceptional Service Award. All three officers were granted lifetime CAP
memberships. At the conclusion of the ceremony, names of those NC Wing members who made
the supreme sacrifice were read to the audience. As each name was read, Pat Saleet, wife Lt Col
Philip Saleet, sounded a bell:
Coastal Patrol Base 16: 1st Lt Frank Cook, 1st Lt Julian Cooper
Coastal Patrol Base 21: 1st Lt Guy Cherry, Capt H. Leonard Lundquist, Sgt. David Williams
Tow Target Unit 21: 1st Lt Norman Buckley, 1st Lt Alfred Kendrick
"Today, Civil Air Patrol continues the serve our nation," Col Crawford said. "At this
very moment, CAP aircrews from across the country flying aerial photography missions,
recording the destructive force of hurricane Sandy in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Two (2) of our wing’s aircraft have been supporting this mission while many other members are
assisting in ground support activities."

Col Charles W. Fields receives award from Col David Crawford.

Lt Col Clive Goodwin Jr. receives award from Col David Crawford.

Lt Col Paul Sigmon receives award from Col David Crawford.

Mrs. Pat Saleet , rings the ceremonial bell.

2d Lt Frank Blazich, Keynote Speaker at Manteo Memorial Dedication for Coastal
Patrol Base 16.

Cadet Color Guard from Wild Eagle Squadron at Base 16 Roadside Memorial


Col C. Weldon Fields and relatives of Coastal Patrol Base 16 Members at
the Roadside Memorial.

L-R; C/MMSgt Cory Randolph, C/SSgt Liam McLerath, C/SSgt Nathanial Fields,
C/Amn Consuela Merkle (Miller) behind Capt Terry Blucker, 2d Lt Frank Blazich, Lt
Col Phil Saleet, MG Dwight Wheless, Col C. Weldon Fields, Chaplain (Major) Laura
Johnson, 1st Lt John Sheppard and Capt Allen Johnson.

Lineage and Honors Data 2012
Unit Designation

North Carolina Wing Headquarters Civil Air Patrol


3520 Alamance Road, Burlington, NC

Higher Headquarters

Middle East Region Headquarters Civil Air Patrol


Lt Col David Crawford (26 June 2012)
Lt. Col John Kay (Interim 9 June-25 June 2012)
Col Roy Douglass (1 January-9 June 2012)

Vice Commander

Lt Col Max Benbow (26 June 2012)
Lt Col John Kay (1January-9 June 2012)

Aircraft Assigned

10 (Ten) Corporate Aircraft

Awards and Decorations

Paul Turner Safety Award






Lt Col
Lt Col

Crawford, David
Kay, John


Lt Col
Lt Col
Lt Col
Lt Col
Lt Col
Lt Col
1st Lt
1st Lt
Lt Col
Lt Col
1st Lt

Douglass, Roy
Annechiarico, Robert
Beckett, Donald
Benbow, Max
Bobbey, David
Browner, Jeremy
Budke, Clarence
Byerly, Norman
Carnevale, Victor
Collum, Jesse
D’Cruz, Conrad
Donahue, John
Douglass, Gail
Draper, Fred
Gay, Edward
Gibson, Wade
Grant, Eric
Greene, Nancy


Lt Col
2nd Lt
1st Lt

Henderson, Kertis
Ingram, Leslie
Johnson, Jonathan
Knox, Kevin
Lavinder, Todd
Linker, Christopher
Lipsey, Joel


1st Lt
Lt Col

Mason, Robert
Mathis, Larry
Maxfield, John
McCollum, John
Myers, Joseph
Orgain, Eric
Penven, Donald
Peting II, Glen


Commander Elect
Interim Wing Commander/
Vice Commander
Asst. Director of Safety
Disaster Relief Officer
Dir. of Admin/Vice Cdr.
Asst. External AE Officer
Asst. Chaplain
Asst. Chaplain
Asst. Stan./Eval. Officer
Asst. Director of Safety
Asst. Public Affairs Officer
Asst. Inspector General
Asst. Health Services Officer
Asst. Dir. Communications
Comm. Engineering Officer
Director of Finance
Drug Demand Reduction
Director of IT
Health Services Officer
Maintenance Officer
Asst. Director of IT
Asst. Director of IT
Asst. Director of Logistics
Asst. Drug Demand
Reduction Administrator
Web Security Administrator
Asst. Historian
Legal Officer
Asst. Director of Safety
Asst. Historian
Internal AE Officer
Public Affairs Officer
Asst. Stan./Eval. Officer







Lt Col
1st Lt

Phillips, Merlin
Ryan, William
Saleet, Philip
Sandlin, Mary
Short, John
Summey, Jacob



Serles, Joey
Twiddy, Paul
Viventi, Dion



Wiggs, Jonathan
Williams, Donald


Lt. Col.

Williams, James
Willis, Jeffery
Wishnietsky, Dan


Asst. Dir. Communications
Director of Cadet Programs
Supply Officer
Asst. Dir. Communications
Cadet Programs
Development Officer
Stan./Eval. Officer
Dir. of AE Education
Asst. Homeland Security
Alerting Officer
Recruiting and Retention
Asst. Director of AE
Homeland Security Officer
External AE Officer


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OD Green Flight Pants/Flight Suit Top – 1970’s
BDU Jacket
Blue Flight Helmet
Blue Trousers (Male) – Shade 1577 – Early 1960’s
OD Green Fatigue Shirt
Female Dark Blue Beret w/Hat Device
Royal Blue Knit Material (Tube)
Short Sleeve Light Blue Male Dress Shirt (Epaulets) – 1984-2011
Short Sleeve Light Blue Male Dress Shirt (No Epaulets) – 1965-1983
Royal Blue LTC Ball Cap
7 1/8 Officer Flight Caps
Enlisted Flight Cap (No Size)
Female Officer Flight Caps
7 1/8 Officer Flight Cap w/Hat Device
Male Short Sleeve Royal Blue XL Jumpsuit
Royal Blue Parade Scarf
Blue Web Belts w/Buckles
Silver Belt Buckle
Male Long Sleeve OD Green Shirt – 16½-32 (CPT Insignia) – 1960’s
1968 Long Sleeve OD Green Flight Suit (One Piece) – 1970’s
Male Dress Blue (405) Trousers (1549 Poly-Wool) – Early 1960’s
Male OD Green Pants (38/31) – 1960’s
Male Sage Green (509) Fatigue Pants (Late 1950’s to Early 1960’s)
Male OD Green Fatigue Pants – 1960’s
Female OD Green Fatigue Pants – 1960’s
Male OD (Olive 107) Pants – 1960’s
Male Long Sleeve OD (Olive 107) Shirt (17½-32) – 1960’s
Male Silver Tan Summer “Ike” Jacket (355) (LTC Insignia) - 1954
Male Silver Tan Uniform (36S) Coca Cola Patch & Embroidered LTC
Insignia - 1954
Male Medium Navy Blue Flight Jacket (CPT Insignia) – Early 1970’s
Male Dress Blue (485) Uniform w/Observer Wings and Cutout – 19871994



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Male Cadet COL Dress Blue Coat (39L) w/all Cadet Ribbons,
Sharpshooter Badge, Junior Small Bore Expert Badge, Pilot Wings,
Shoulder Boards, Ohio Wing Patch, & Name Plate-FOCKE – 1977-1985
Female Dress Blue Blouse Collar Tab – 1970’s
Ranger Ball Cap (Black #32019)
Male Tailor Made (Baltimore, MD) Blue Dress Uniform w/NC Wing
Patch, CAP Plate, Name Plate-BULLA, Cutouts, WW II Victory, Original
Service Ribbon, Blue Service w/3 clasps, AS&R w/2 clasps, and Blue
Web Belt w/Buckle – 1951-1966
Male Long Sleeve OD Green Shirt 17/32 (LTC) and OD Pants
OD Green Flight Jacket – 1980’s
Male Short Sleeve Tan (505’s) Shirt & Trousers (14½) w/NC Wing Patch
& CAP Aux. Patch – 1951-Mid 1960’s.
Male Short Sleeve Tan (505’s) Shirt & Trousers (14½) w/Miniature LTC,
NC Wing Patch, & CAP Aux. Patch
Male Long Sleeve Shirt Khaki/Tan & Trousers w/NC Wing Patch & CAP
Aux. Patch – 1954-1966 Summer
Male Long Sleeve Khaki/Tan Shirt & Trousers w/Miniature LTC, NC
Wing Patch, & CAP Aux. Patch – 1954-1966
Male Long Sleeve Tan Shirt (14½-32) – 1950’s
Male Long Sleeve Tan Shirt (14½-33) – 1950’s
Blue “Ike” Jacket (S) w/CAP Aux. Patch – Early 1960’s
Royal Blue Mesh Ball Cap (LTC)
Female Khaki Flight Cap – Cadet – 1942-1945
Female Blue Flight Cap W/Hat Device and Officer Braid – 1990’s

2 sets
1 pair
1 pair

Senior Blue CPT Epaulet
Senior Blue MAJ Epaulet
Senior Burgundy LTC Epaulet
CAP Overcoat Buttons 1960’s
CAP Buttons (Various years & styles)
CAP Buttons
Leather 2nd LT Bars (Flight Jacket)
Metal CAP Plates
Metal CAP Cutouts
Miniature Metal 2nd LT Bar

1 pair
2 pair
1 pair
1 pair
4 pair
2 pair
3 pair
4 pair
2 pair
2 pair
1 pair
1 pair
2 pair
1 Pair

Miniature Metal CPT Bars
Regular Metal CWO
Regular Metal 1st LT Bar
Regular Metal 2nd LT Bars
Regular Metal CPT Bars
Regular Metal MAJ Leaves
Regular Metal LTC Leaves
Plastic Blue CAP Name Plate-SCHULTZ
Plastic Blue CAP Name Plate-BENNETT
Plastic Encased 2nd LT Bars
Plastic Encased CPT Bars
Plastic Encased MAJ Leaves
Plastic Encased LTC Leaves
Plastic Covers for Leather Wings for Flight Suit
Sew-on CAP Cadet Encampment Patch (mid 1950’s-worn on sleeve of tan
Sew-on CAP Aux. Patch
Sew-on CAP Blue Cutouts
Sew-on OD CAP Cutouts
Sew-on OD 2nd LT Bar
Sew-on Blue LTC Leaf
Sew-on Blue LTC Leaves
Sew-on Red Border NC Wing Patches
Sew-on Blue Senior Observer Wings
Sew-on Cutouts, etc. (Various kinds)
Sew-on Black Cadet CAP Strip (used on old OD Shirt)
Sew-on Black Senior CAP Strip (used on old OD Shirt)
Sew-on Cadet 2nd Class Rank Patch
Sew-on Cadet Technical Sgt. Rank Patches
Sew-on Cadet Master Sgt. Rank Patches
Metal Civil Air Patrol Badges
C.A.P.C. Cutouts – Large
C.A.P.C. Cutouts – Small (No Break at C.)
C.A.P.C. Cutouts – Small (Break at C.)
CAP – Winston – Salem Squadron Pin – “82”



Aircrew and Flight-line Tasks - 11 April 2005
CAP Anniversary Planning Guide - April 2011
CAP Annual Report to Congress 1975
CAP Annual Report to Congress 1976
CAP Annual Report to Congress 1977
CAP Annual Report to Congress 1978
CAP Annual Report to Congress 1979
CAP Annual Report to Congress 1980
CAP Annual Report to Congress 1981
CAP Annual Report to Congress 1982
CAP Annual Report to Congress 2002
National Unit Directory - January 1981
Historians Activity Report - 20 October 2010
Chaplains Film Service Manual USAF - 1951
NC Wing Communications School - 9 August 1987
Wings’ Over Virginia - May 1991
Commanders Guide CAPP 50-1 - February 1986
CAP Senior Member Program CAPL - 2 June 1965
What do AE, ES, And CP Have in Common - 1995
CAP Cadet Program CAPM 30-2 - June 1954
Civil Air Regulations for Pilots - 16 March 1960
Federal Aviation Regulations Price List - 1 October 1963
Civil Aeronautics Administration Path of Flight - 1946
Civil Aeronautics Administration Realm of Flight - May 1954
Civil Aeronautics Administration Facts of Flight - 1947
History of NC Wing Civil Air Patrol - 1 Jan. – 31 Dec. 2010
Federal Aviation Agency Private Pilots Handbook - July 1963


CAPP 5, Handbook for CAP Historian
CAPR 210-1, Civil Air Patrol Historical Program
Abbreviations and Acronyms

Air Crew Mission Observer
Aerospace Education
Aerospace Education Officer
United States Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
Advanced Individual Training
Alcohol Law Enforcement
Army National Guard
Atlanta, GA
Basic Law Enforcement Training
Boy Scouts of America
Civil Air Patrol
Civil Air Patrol Information Officer
Civil Air Patrol Manual
Civil Air Patrol Pamphlet
CBS Broadcasting Incorporated (Previously Columbia Broadcasting
Department of Crime Control & Public Safety
Critical Incident Stress
Critical Incident Stress Management
Carolina Medical Center
Chief of Staff
Department of Transportation
Disaster Relief
Drug Demand Reduction
Extension Course Institute
Emergency Locator Transmitter
Emergency Medical Service
Emergency Medical Technician
Emergency Services
Eastern Standard Time
Eastern Operations Center
Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (Boats)
Federal Aviation Administration

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Fixed Base Operator
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Emergency Management Administration
Field Expedient Shelters (Lean-to)
Flight Line Management
Foreign Object Debris
Geographic Information System
Global Positioning System
Ground Team One
Ground Team Two
General Telephone and Electronics (Verizon now)
Ground Team Member One
High Frequency
International Air Cadet Exchange
Incident Commander
Inspector General
Kirkland Air Force Base
Landing Zone
Marine Corps Air Station
Medical Doctor
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Middle East Region
Mission Observer/Mission Scanner
Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, Southport, North Carolina
Miles Per Hour
Meals Ready to Eat
Morehead City Airport, Morehead City, North Carolina
Mission Radio Operator
National Aeronautical and Space Administration
National Association for Search and Rescue
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
North Carolina
North Carolina Department of Transportation
North Carolina Emergency Management
North Carolina General Statute
North Carolina National Guard
Non-Commissioned Officer
North Carolina Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Northeast Region
National Emergency Services Academy
New Mexico
National Staff Collage
National Uniform Committee
National Weather Service
Officer Candidate School
Orientation Flights
Public Affairs Officer
Pitt-Greenville Airport
Personal Locator Beacon
Point of Distribution
Prisoners of War-Missing in Action
Peoples’ Revolutionary Army
Radar Approach Control
Search and Rescue
Search and Rescue Exercise
Search and Rescue Technician Training
Sensitive But Unclassified
South Carolina
Sea Air and Land Teams
Subordinate Unit Inspection
Tactical Officer
Texas Wing
Unit Commanders Course
Ultra High Frequency
United States
United States Air Force
United States Code
United States Coast Guard
United States Marine Corps
Very High Frequency


Addison – A city in Texas
Alamance County – A county in North Carolina
Albuquerque – A city in New Mexico
Anson County – A county in North Carolina
Appalachian State University – A state college in Boone, North Carolina
Arlington National Cemetery – Location of the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier”, Arlington,
Arrow – A city in South Carolina
Asheboro – A city in Randolph County, North Carolina
Asheboro Airport – A small airport in Randolph County, North Carolina
Asheville – A city in and county seat of Buncombe County, North Carolina
Asheville Airport (FAA: AVL) – A class C airport in the town of Fletcher, 9 miles south of the
City of Asheville, in the state of North Carolina
Beaufort – A city in and county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina
Bertie County – A county in North Carolina
Billy Mitchell Airport – A small airport in Hatteras Village, North Carolina
Boone Airport – A small airport in western North Carolina
Brunswick County – A county in North Carolina
Brushy Mountain – Remote camping area in Wilkes County, North Carolina
Buncombe County – A county in North Carolina
Burlington – A city in Alamance County, North Carolina
Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport – North Carolina Wing Headquarters, Burlington, NC

Butner – A city in Granville County, North Carolina
Cape Fear Regional Jetport – A small airport in Brunswick County, North Carolina
Charlotte – A city in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Columbus – A city in Ohio
Concord – A city in North Carolina
Concord Regional Airport – A small airport in North Carolina
Davidson County Airport – A small airport in Davidson County, North Carolina
82nd Airborne Museum – A Museum of the 82nd Airborne Division in Fayetteville, North
Elizabeth City – A city in North Carolina
Fayetteville – A city in Cumberland County, North Carolina
Fayetteville Regional Airport – A small airport in Fayetteville, North Carolina
Fort Bragg – A US Army Base in Fayetteville, North Carolina
Fort Macon – An 1800’s brick fortification and State Park in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
and HQ Coast Guard Sector North Carolina
Fort Mill – A city in South Carolina
Franklin County – A county in North Carolina
Goldsboro – A city in Wayne County, North Carolina
Halifax – A city in North Carolina
Harnett County Airport – A small airport near Dunn, North Carolina
Havelock – A city in Carteret County, North Carolina
Haywood County – A County in Western North Carolina

Hickory – A city in North Carolina
Highlands – A city in Texas
Horace Williams Airport – A small airport in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Iredell County – A County in Central North Carolina
Jacksonville – A city in Onslow County, North Carolina
Kirkland Air Force Base – An Air Force Base Southeast of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Kitty Hawk – A city in North Carolina and site of Wright Brothers powered flights in 1903
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Sports Coliseum located in Winston-Salem,
North Carolina
Louisville – A city in Kentucky and site of 2011 CAP National Board and Conference
Macon County – A County in Western North Carolina
Manteo – A city in North Carolina
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point – Marine Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina
McDaniel College – A college in Westminster, MD
Mobile – A city in Mobile County, Alabama
Morehead City – A city in Carteret Count, North Carolina
Muncie – A city in Indiana
New Bern – A city in Craven County, North Carolina
Pearl Harbor – Military Installation in Hawaii/Site of Japanese attack on 7 December 1941
Person County – A county in North Carolina
Pineville – A city in South Carolina

Pitt-Greenville Airport – A small commercial airport in Greenville, North Carolina
Pitt County Memorial Hospital – A major medical facility in Greenville, North Carolina
Pope Air Force Base – An Air Force Base at Fayetteville, North Carolia
Raeford – A city in North Carolina
Raleigh – The Capital of the State of North Carolina
Raleigh-Durham Airport – A large Commercial Airport in Raleigh, North Carolina
Rock Hill – A city in North Carolina
Rocky Mount – A city in Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Salisbury – A city in North Carolina
Savannah – A city in Georgia
Seymour Johnson AFB (FAA: GSB) – An Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina
Southport – A city in North Carolina
Statesville Municipal Airport – A small airport in Statesville, North Carolina
Tarboro – A city in North Carolina
USS North Carolina – A Battleship Memorial in Wilmington, North Carolina


Wake Forest – A city in North Carolina
Washington, DC – The Capital of the United States of America
White Lake – A vacation resort in Bladen County, North Carolina
Wilmington – A city in New Hanover County, North Carolina
Winston-Salem – A city in Forsyth County, North Carolina
Zebulon – A city in Wake County, North Carolina




Douglass, Roy. “Group 3 SUI Team Training at New Bern.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 January.
Griffin, Phylis. “New MER Staff Members.” Carolina Wingspan 2012
Davis, Ray. “New Private Pilot in Asheville.” Carolina Wingspan 2012
Landruth-Strug, Pam. “New Spaatz Cadet in Apex.” Carolina Wingspan
2012 January.
D’Cruz, Conrad. “Eastern Carolina Infraguard (ECI) Learn About CAP.
Carolina Wingspan 2012 January.
Summey, Jacob. “National Cadet Quality Cadet Unit Awards.” Carolina
Wingspan 2012 January.
Davis, Lucy. “NC National Guard Dedicates Joint Force Headquarters.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 January.
Penven, Don. “Capt Kathy Gaddy, Wing Administrator, Earns National
Award.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 February.
Douglass, Roy. “NCWG Group 3 Members Complete SUI Training.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 February.
Strug, Dominic. “CyberPatriot Competition in NC.” Carolina Wingspan
2012 February.
Penven, Don. “ “Checkertail Clan” P-51 Pilot Returns to the Air.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 February.
Weinflash, Joe. “Asheville Cadet Headed for Air Force Academy.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 March.
Penven, Don. “MER/NC Wing Conduct Joint Annual Conference.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 March.
May, John. “ELT Mission in Raleigh.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 March.
Osborne, Kristin. “Iredell Composite Squadron Gives Back to the
Community.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 March.
Strug, Dominic. “New Private Pilot in Apex Unit.” Carolina Wingspan
2012 March.
Twiddy, Paul. “Cadet is Accepted into Air Force Academy.” Carolina
Wingspan 2012 March.
Hawke, Bill. “ELT Mission at Winston-Salem.” Carolina Wingspan
2012 April.
Draper, Fred. “Group 3 AE Day a Great Success.” Carolina Wingspan
2012 April.


Clodfelter, Gene. “A New Pilot in the Winston-Salem Squadron.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 April.
Osborne, Kristin. “Four Squadrons Tour Washington, DC and the Naval
Academy.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 April.
Unknown. “NC CAP Pilot Completes 200th Cadet Orientation Flight.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 April.
Crawford, David. “7.2 Hours of Airtime and 15 members Find Elusive
ELT.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 April.
Penven, Don. “NC Wing Commander Named Chief of Staff for MER.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 May.
Reyes, Felix. “Iredell Unit Hosts Group 4 AE Day.” Carolina Wingspan
2012 May.
Shepard, John. “USCG Puts CAP on their Historical Map-Team Award.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 May.
Bradley, Tony. “Start Your Engines, Shelby Cadets Present Colors.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 May.
Bradley, Tony. “Cadet Recognized for Community Service as a New
Century Scholar.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 May.
Ingram, Leslie. “Operation Flying Flowers.” Carolina Wingspan 2012
Bradley, Tony. “Shelby Senior Members Assist with 5K & 10K Event
While 2 Cadets Run the Race.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 May.
Johnson, Laura. “NC Wing Members Attend Chaplain Staff College.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 May.
Sullivan, William. “CAP Squadrons involved in CIS Big Toy Day
Event.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 May.
Rhinehart, David. “Fayetteville Unit Member Receives US Army
Promotion.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 May.
Malizia, Scott. “Two New Majors in Concord.” Carolina Wingspan 2012
Horne, Lynne. “The Dedication of the Double Deuces.” Carolina
Wingspan 2012 May.
Malizia, Scott. “Charlotte Senior Squadron goes to the Drag Races.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 May.
Rumfelt, Robert. “Gastonia Cadet gets Full ROTC Scholarship.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 May
Ernandes, Gregory. “Orange County Composite Squadron Commander
Pete Wehr.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 June
Unknown “South Piedmont Senior Squadron tours Cyril Bath Company in
Monroe” Carolina Wingspan 2012 July



Penven, Don. “ North Carolina Wing Commander named Chief of Staff
Middle East Region, CAP.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 June
Penven, Don. “North Carolina Wing conducts Change of Command
Ceremony.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 June
Bradley, Tony. “Shelby Squadron Cadets participate with The US Military
All Stars for Presentation of the Ground Zero flag.” Carolina Wingspan
2012 June
Ragland, Larry. “Middle East Region Commander announces New North
Carolina Wing Commander.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 June
Hawke, Bill. “USCG Requests Help with locating an EPIRB.” Carolina
Wingspan 2012 June
Bradley, Tony. “Shelby Squadron Host it’s First NWS Skywarn Class.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 June.
Parker, Clint. “Asheville Squadron has 10 New CERT Members after
Training.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 June.
Richards, Terry. “70 Years of Safe Flying earns Pilot Prestigious FAA
Award.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 June.
Tessin, Tim. “ “O-Flights” at 2012 NC Wing Encampment Increase
Again.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 June.
Romanski, Nick. “Raleigh-Wake Composite Squadron Summer 2012
Airman School.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 June.
Unknown. “Pilots Sharpen Mountain Flying Skills at “Mountain Fury.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 June.
Bradley, Tony. “Shelby Squadron Cadets Lead the Lattimore
Independence Day Parade.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 June.
Woolsey, Ian. “cadets help at Independence Day Celebration.” Carolina
Wingspan 2012 July.
Osborne, Kristin. “Iredell Unit Presents Colors at Carowinds.” Carolina
Wingspan 2012 July.
Sullivan, William. “Brunswick County Squadron Color Guard in
Southport 4th of July Parade.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 July.
Parker, Clint. “Asheville Squadron Cadet Solos at National Flight
Academy, Blackstone Virginia.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 July.
Unknown. “Dedication of Coastal Patrol Base 16 Marker.” Carolina
Wingspan 2012 July.
Unknown. “Lt Col Altieri, CAP, earns Royal Netherlands Medal.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 July.
Bradley,Terry. “Shelby Squadron holds 2 Rocket Days.” Carolina
Wingspan 2012 July.






Griffin, Alberto. “2012 Olympic Games come to Raleigh.” Carolina
Wingspan 2012 July.
Unknown. “Dedication of Caostal Patrol base 16 Marker.” Carolina
Wingspan 2012 July.
Bradley, Tony. “Shelby Squadron Hosts an 8 week Toastmasters Youth
Leadership Program.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 July.
Osborne, Kristin. “Iredell Composite Squadron Cadet is First to Solo at
National Flight Academy.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 July.
Griffin, Alberto. “A Night of Awards for Majors Johnson and Tessin of
Raleigh-Wake Composite.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 July.
Penven, Don. “Cap Making Pilots Aware of “No-Fly Zone” During
Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.” Carolina Wingspan
2012 August.
Bradley, Tony. “ Shelby Cadets March at Keeter Stadium for American
Legion World Series.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 September.
Gourley, Leslieann. “A Weekend with CAP at Winston-Salem Airshow.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 September.
Bradley, Tony. “Seniors and Cadets from Shelby Participate in Ham
Radio Class.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 August.
Parker, Clint. “Asheville Squadron Member Receives Scholarship for
Flying.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 August.
Fair, Aaron. “Pilgrimage to Birthplace of Aviation by Pitt-Greenville
Composite Squadron.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 August.
Sullivan, William. “Two Brunswick County Composite Squadron
Members Receive a Special Honor.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 August.
Bradley, Tony. “Shelby Unit Presents Plaque to Historic Site.” Carolina
Wingspan 2012 September 2012.
Gourley, Leslieann. “Winston-Salem Composite Squadron Hosts Group 4
AE & Rocket Day at Sugar Valley Airport.” Carolina Wingspan 2012
Bradley, Tony. “Shelby Cadets Learn About Flying RC Aircraft at Moore
Field.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 September.
Bradley, Tony. “Shelby Cadets Lead Pledge for County Commissioners.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 September.
Unknown. “Father and Son Promoted to Captain.” Carolina Wingspan
2012 October.
Knapp, Jonathan. “Ranger Training Weekend at Medoc Mountain State
Park, NC.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 October.




Bradley, Tony. “Shelby Squadrons Fall Banquet a Huge Success.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 October.
Bradley, Tony. “Shelby Airport Holds Its Annual Fly-in.” Carolina
Wingspan 2012 October.
Parker,Clint. “Cadets Receive Rocketry Badges at Asheville Squadron
Awards Ceremony.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 October.
Bradley, Tony. “Lt Col Frank Sincox Awarded Wright Brothers Master
Pilot Award.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 October.
Penven, Don. “CAP Honors Members Who Served in CAP During
WWII.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 November.
Bradley, Tony. “Cadets Participate in Basic Mountaineering Training.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 November.
D’Cruz, Conrad. “NC Wing Completes Aerial Photo Missions During
Hurricane Sandy.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 November.
Unknown. “Raleigh-Wake Provides Honor Guard at Annual Christmas
Tree Lighting.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 December.
Bradley, Tony. “Shelby Squadron Hosts Basic First Aid Class.” Carolina
Wingspan 2012 December.
Bradley, Tony. “Shelby Holds Annual Christmas Party.” Carolina
Wingspan 2012 December.
Gourley, Leslieann. “Winston-Salem Composite Squadron Holds
“Wreaths Across America” Ceremony. Carolina Wingspan 2012
Gourley, Leslieann. “NC Wing Professional Development Weekend
(PDW) at Wake Forest University.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 December.
Bradley, Tony. “Shelby Squadron Holds DDR and Drug Awareness
Class.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 December.
Parker, Clint. “Asheville Member Solos at Foothills Regional Airport.”
Carolina Wingspan 2012 December.
Pantlin, Eric. “Raleigh-Wake Composite Squadron Holds Holiday
Banquet.” Carolina Wingspan 2012 December.