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NEC Re-elects 3 Corporate Officials
M A X W E L L A F B ,
Ala.--Election of the national
l e g a l o f fi c e r, n a t i o n a l fi n a n c e
o f fi c e r, n a t i o n a l c o n t r o l l e r '
appointment of three wing
commanders, 12 interim wing
commanders and 36 permanent
wing commanders, highlighted
activities at the recent meeting
here of the National Executive
Committee.
B r i g . G e n . L y l e W. C a s t l e ,

Elected permanent wing
commanders were Cols. James
E.!
Carter, Alaska; Bob E. James,
Arkansas; Howard Brookfield,
California; Louisa S. Morse,
Delaware; Robert C. Owen,
Named interim wing
Florida; Harry M. Harkins,
Georgia; Eugene A. Kerwin,
commanders were Lt. Cols. Lee
Hawaii; Arthur P. Schneider,
F. S m i t h , A l a b a m a ; M a x
Fountain, Colorado; George W. Illinois; Richard R, Dooley,
Kentucky; Alvin S. Rousse,
F a l k n e r, I d a h o ; C o l . F r e d M . Louisiana; Richard T. Davis,
Wood, Indiana; Lt. Cols. Robert
Maine; Willard D. Gilbert,
A. Graybill, Iowa; Ernest M.
Maryland; Charles W. Klann,
Green, Kansas; Carl J. Platter, Michigan.
Promoted to colonel and
named new wing commanders
w e r e G e r a l d M . Ta r t a g l i o n e ,
Ohio; Ben D. Silko, Wisconsin
and Palmer M. Kiokland, South
Dakota.

C A P, a f o r m e r n a t i o n a l b o a r d
chairman, was reelected national
Massachusetts; Roy G.
legal officer; Brig. Gem Paul W.
L o u g h a r y, O r e g o n ; J o s e p h L .
T u r n e r , C A P, a l s o a f o r m e r
Cromer, Texas; Ronald R. Kelso,
national board chairman.
national finance officer and Ltl W y o m i n g ; D o n a l d N . F u l t o n ,
C o l ' K e l l y S . N e e l y , C A P, Montana and H. George Burnley,
Vermont.
national controller.

VOL. 3, NO. 1

MAXWELL AFB, ALA.

Landes, Nevada; Donald R.!
DeFoe, New Hampshire; Walter M.
Markey, New Jersey; W. Dale
Parsons, New Mexico; Jess
Strauss, New York.!
David R. Ellsworth, North Carolina;
Richard A. Salsman, North
Dakota; Gerald M.!
Tartaglione, Ohio; A. A. Mflano,
Pennsylvania; Clara E.!
Livingston, Puerto Rico; Edgar M.
Bailey, Rhode Island; John R.
Raylor, South Carolina; Palmer M~
Kiektand, South Dakota; Marvin S.
Donnaud, Tennessee.!
Thomas C. Jackson, Utah" Arlie,
G. Andrews, Virginia; Robert A.
Gobei, West Virginia; Stephen E.
Mills, Washington; and Ben D.
Silko, Wisconsin.!
During the meeting National

Board Chairman Brig. Gen.!
Samuel H. du Pont Jr. presented
General Castle the first bronze
clasp to the CAP Distinguished
Service medal and his
congratulations and the second
bronze clasp to the same medal to
Col. William M. Patterson, newly
elected vice-chairman of the
national board.!
Castle earned the award for his
services as national legal officer
while Colonel Patterson won his
award for his services as
commander of Middle East Region

JANUARY 1971

Corporation Contracts For
Answering Service
MAXWELL AFB. Ala.—Civil Air Patrol will speak with a new louder voice in the future, thanks to the
introduction of a nationwide direct dialing service being inaugurated this month. The new system will provide
a centralized answering service to queries on Civil Air Patrol in
response to specialized
advertisements placed by the
corporation in a number of
national publications.
In announcing the new
service, Col. Fred W.
Lucterhand, USAF, deputy chief
of staff for personnel, explained
that effective with the February
1971 issues, advertisements in
three national flying magazines
will include a telephone number
available on a 24-hour-a-day
basis for any individual
interested in seeking information
on the Civil Air Patrol.
Individuals desiring
information on Civil Air Patrol
will be able to call toll-free from
any point in the continental
United States by dialing
800-553-9550 (in Iowa,
(Continued on Page 2)

D E C O R AT E D - C o l . W i l l i a m M . P a t t e r s o n , C A P ( l e f t ) ,
recently-appointed vice chairman of the National Board,
receives the second bronze clasp to CAP's Distinguished
Service Medal at recent ceremonies at National Headquarters.
B r i g . G e n . S a m u e l H . d u P o n t J r. , C A P, c h a i r m a n o f t h e
national board, presents the Cockeysville, Md., businessman,
the award he earned for services as commander of CAP's
Middle East Region. (Air Force Photo)

Hawaii Wing Leads
In SARCAP Mission
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--The
Hawaii Wing, commanded by
CoL Eugene A. Kerwin, recorded
a major portion of Civil Air
Patrol's nationwide search and
rescue operations in the first 11
months of 1970. During this
period, search and rescue teams

Book Store Lists
Emergency Ge,ar
HONORARY MEMBERSHIP GIVEN-NASA Astronaut Alan
L. Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon, receives
honorary membership in Civil Air Patrol from Brig. Gen.
Richard N. Ellis, USAF, national commander. He received his
membership certificate at a ceremony at the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration's Manned Spacecraft
Center in Houston. A member of the Apollo 12 crew, Bean
also received a copy of the CAP Cadet Recruiting Film in
which he appears. See related story on I~ge 3. (Air Force
Photo by MSgt. Bill Bond).

MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--The
Civil Air Patrol Educational
Materials Center (Bookstore)
here plans to offer emergency
locator beacons and VHF visual
indicating receiver equipment to
members and local units.
Equipment will be ordered
through the bookstore and sent
direct from the factory.
The special reduced prices are
available only to CAP members
and units.

As the single organization
most concerned with search and
rescue and believing in the
importance and future
capabilities of electronic search,
CAP is taking the lead in
equipping its aircraft with
emergency locator beacons.
Three emergency beacon
transmitters will be available,
offering different performance
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from the 50th state were
credited with 13 saves, according
to the director
of CAP
Emergency Services.
The Hawaii Wing logged 74
missions, 90 sorties and 155.5
flying hours and utilized 59
aircraft. The wing recorded
finding 15 other SAR objectives
and rendered assistance on 90
other occasions.
Some 415 CAP personnel
were engaged in these operations
and these were supported by
129 fixed communications
stations and 89 mobile
communications outlets.
The wing was praised for its
professional skill, flying abilities
and services by several agencies
and individuals involved in SAR
activities.
R e a r A d m i r a l P. G . P r i n s ,
U.S. Coast Guard's Central
Pacific search and rescue
c o o r d i n a t o r, i n a l e t t e r t o
Colonel Kerwin, wrote:
"Your willing response to our
requests', for assistance in
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CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

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JANUARY 1971

Kysor Becomes New Business Member
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.-Kysor Industries Corp., an
a u t o m o t i v e p a r t s m a n u f a c t u r e r, r e c e n t l y b e c a m e t h e
second business firm in the nation to join Civil Air Patrol,
under a new Business Membership program.
The Cadillac, Mich., firm, of
w h i c h R a y m o n d A . We i g e i i s
president, manufactures truck
cab air conditioners, radiator
units, ventilators, and other
automotive parts. The firm
operates two corporate aircraft.

H O N O R E D F O R S E RV I C E TO C A P - B r i g .
G e n . F. Wa r d R e i l l y ( s e c o n d l e f t ) , f o r m e r
national board chairman, receives the
well-wishes of Maj. Gen. H. B. Mott, (left),
Tennessee ANG's adjutant general; Col. Joseph
L, Sullivan, USAF Ret., former Sewart AFB
commander; and Chaplain (Lt. Co12) Luther M.

Smith, CAP, Tennessee Wing chaplain, at a
recent dinner in his honor. Civic dignitaries,
military leaders and CAP corporate officers
joined members of the Tennessee Wing to
honor General Reilly on his retirement from
CAP service. (Photo courtesy of The Nashville
Banner)

Tennesseans Salute Ex-Chairman
With Dinner Party in His Honor
adjutant general, represented S p o n s o r s h i p C o m m i t t e e f o r
C H A T T A N O O G A ,
Te n n . - - B r i g . G e n . F. W a r d
Tennessee Gov. Buford Ellington Group V, Nashville.
at the gala affair and presented
Reilly, former national board
At the close of ceremonies,
General Reilly a commission as C o l o n e l D o n n a u d p r e s e n t e d
chairman of Civil Air Patrol, was
colonel on the governor's staff.
guest of the Tennessee ~Ing at a
General Reilly an engraved silver
A former commanding general
retirement dinner party in his
champagne bucket as a gesture
honor recently at The King of
of the 30th Armored Division, o f a p p r e c i a t i o n f r o m t h e
Mort is the chairman of the CAP members of the Tennessee Wing.
the Road Motor Inn at Nashville.
Col. Marvin S. Donnaud,
Tennessee Wing commander, was
the host.
Civic dignitaries, military
leaders and Civil Air Patrol
corporate officers joined
members of the Tennessee Wing
in offering a salute to General
Reilly on the occasion of his
(Continued from Page 1)
insure that individuals using the
retirement from active Civil Air i n d i v i d u a l s s h o u l d c a l l new telephone answering service
Patrol duty.
are given current information.
319-242-1867-COLLECT). The
Among those attending were
operator will determine the
"This should greatly aid in
Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis,
caller's name and location and o u r m e m b e r s h i p r e c r u i t m e n t
U S A F, C A P ' s n a t i o n a l
d i r e c t h i m t o t h e C A P u n i t program" Colonel Lucterhand
commander; Brig. Gen. Samuel
nearest him. The operator will
said, "and all units should make
H. du Pont Jr., CAP, national
provide the caller with the name e v e r y e ff o r t t o r e s p o n d i n a
board chairman and General
of the unit commander, when timely manner to contacts from
Reilly's successor, Brig. Gen.
and where the unit meets and
individuals referred by the
Paul W. Turner, CAP, national
t h e t e l e p h o n e n u m b e r o f t h e answering service."
controller and Col. Th.eodore commander. The company will
Limmer, CAP, Southeast Region
Items requested for the unit
furnish the caller's name and
commander.
address to the appropriate wing records ppdate include: charter
M a j . G e n . H u g h B . M o t t , headquarters each month for number, unit name, unit address,
Tennessee Air National Guard's
meeting address, when meetings
follow-up.
held, time of meetings, unit
Colonel Lucterhand
commander's name and unit
explained that for the past two
commander's telephone number.
months his office has been
Changes in this information
conducting a program to update
information on all units so that should be reported to National
G A R D E N C I T Y ,
callers can be given the name
Headquarters promptly on Form
Kans.--Garden City Composite and address of the unit nearest
27, Organization Action, so that
Squadron was named
to their home, along with other the answering service will be able
Outstanding Squadron of 1970 data that will be of use to them.
to provide correct information.
in the Kansas Wing.
He emphasized that most
Besides responding to queries
C a p t . D a v e S c h n e i d e r,
the Nielsen Service will provide
squadron commander, received a units have responded to the Nov.
19, 1970 letter on records
national and wing headquarters
trophy for his squadron from
update extremely well. There are
with the names and addresses of
W i n g C o m m a n d e r, L t . C o l .
E r n e s t G r e e n a t t h e w i n g ' s a few, however, who have not c a l l e r s f o r f u r t h e r f o l l o w - u p
and should do so immediately to action.
dining in recently at Wichita.

Corporation Contracts
For Answering Service

Garden City Unit
Wins Wing Award

L A K E G E O R G E , N . Y. - - A
C A P ' s n e w b u s i n e s s Civil Air Patrol land rescue team
membership program, launched was first on the scene of a recent
crash in upstate New York. The
only recently, is designed to
plane, a six-passenger Cessna was
enable business firms which
piloted by 31-year-old Harvey
o p e r a t e t h e i r o w n a i r c r a f t t o Shaw of Aurora, Ill.. who was
help sustain Civil Air Patrol's alone in the craft. He died in the
v o l u n t e e r, h u m a n i t a r i a n
crash.
activities such as air search and
C o l . W i l l i a m F. S m i t h ,
rescue; assistance in periods of commander of New York Wing's
local or national emergencies Sector Four, reported that the
wings of the plane had folded as
such as floods, hurricanes.
it skimmed the tree tops,
tornadoes, or man-made
disasters; cooperation with Civil seconds before it slammed into a
remote mountain peak and
Defense; and CAP's
exploded about 70 miles north
y o u t h - o r i e n t e d aerospace of Albany.
education program.
The pilot was en route from
Kysor Industries Corp. joined Burlington, Vt., to Buffalo, N.Y.
at the time of the accident. It
CAP for five years.
was carrying cargo at.the time.
Eight other business firms
also joined Civil Air Patrol's
business membership program.
Added to the list were: Twin
Disc, Inc., Racine, Wisc.;
Buckeye Pipe Line Co., New
Yo r k ; U . S . Av i a t i o n
Underwriters, Inc., New York;
The Youngstown Cartage Co.,
Youngstown,~ Ohio; Thrift~a~
r=Supermarkets, inc., Cincinnati,
Ohio; Michigan Wisconsin Pipe
Line Co., Detroit, Mich.;
World-Wide Volkswagen Corp.,
Orangeburg, N.Y.; and Financial
Carriers, Miami, Fla.

Cadets Must
Write Essay
In Test
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--The
moral leadership portion of the
Spaatz award examination (Part
III) this month will become a
written essay not exceeding 500
words, officials here disclosed.
A cadet taking this
examination will receive an hour
to organize his thoughts and
complete the essay and the essay
subject to be supplied in the test
packet will be made known only
to the testing officer before the
examination.
The testing officer will
inform the cadet of the subject
for the essay only at the
beginning of the examination
and the completed work will be
returned with the other three
parts of the examination.
The Chaplain's Office staff at
CAP's National Headquarters
will review and evaluate all
essays, officials announced.
The essayist may take any
position he wishes on the
assigned subject and his views
will he held confidential by
National Headquarters.

Former Cadet
EarnsDFC

K A N S A S C I T Y, M o . - - A i r
Force SEt. Warren H. Bailey Jr.,
a former Civil Air Patrol cadet in
the Missouri Wing until he joined
the service, has received the Air
F~~.g~~-~_ ~'., "_~.,~ .
for duty in Southeast Asia.
Sergeant Bailey earned the
medal for extraordinary
achievements during aerial flight
over the period Oct. 28, 1968 to
Aug. 5, 1969 as a loadmaster of
an AC-47 aircraft. He was cited
for extraordinary achievement in
his duties at Bien Hoa AB,
R e p u b l i c o f Vi e t n a m , d u r i n g
which he flew on extremely
hazardous missions through
adverse weather conditions and
under constant threat of hostile
ground fire and attack.
He was also commended for
bravery, energetic application of
his knowledge and skill which
significantly contributed to the
overall mission of the United
States in Southeast Asis.
Sergeant Bailey is presently
assigned to Forbes AFB, Kans.

Seminar
Planned
In Spain
G A R D E N C I T Y, N . J . - - T h e
Northeast Region-sponsored
1971 CAP Flight Safety Seminar
Trip to Southern Spain has been
scheduled for May and will be
held at the Atalaya Park Hotel in
the Costa Del Sol area on Spain's
Mediterranean coastline,
announced Col. Edwin Lyons,
CAP.
The trip wil~q~egin with
departure May 1 from New York
and terminate May 9. Lt. Col.
D o r o t h y L . W e l k e r , C A P,
Northeast Region information
officer, has been named project
officer.

CIVIL AiR PATROL NEWS

,IANUARY !971

PAGE 3

Increased lACE Participation Seen

ASTRONAUTS VISIT-Apollo 11 Mission Astronaut Col.!
Edwin (Buzz) E. Aldrin Jr. signs an autograph for C/Maj. Marie E.
Stutz, Squadron 102 cadet commander. He met the CAP cadet
after speaking at a ceremony at Washington Crossing State Park,
Penn, in December (CAP Photo by WO Juan M. Garcia)

M A X W E L L A F B ,
Ala.-Civil Air Patrol will
host 250 aviation-minded
yo ut hs representing 26
foreign countries, planning
to visit the United States
this summer in the 1971
lnt er national Air
Cadet
Exchange program.
The youths and their escorts
will arrive July 20 and return to
their homelands August 9 after
touring the nation.
A wing cadet special activities
selection board will meet
between now and Feb. 15 to
select cadets in their units to
participate in the exchange.
These applications will then
be forwarded to the region
commander for evaluation and
later sent
to National
Headquarters.
' National Headquarters will
select the senior members for
IACE escort duty on the same
basis as last year and notify
them of the country they will
visit by Mar. 15. Appointed by
the national commander, Brig.
G e n . R i c h a r d N . E l l i s , U S A F,
the board will include one
member of the National
Executive Committee.
"Although we wish we could
send all senior members on the
IACE, there are not enough
spaces for everyone who applies
f o r t h i s a c t i v i t y, " o f fi c i a l s a t
National Headquarters stated.
They asked however that if
~the,individual is:not~4k~r-~
the IACE escort duty that he or
she consider participating in
another cadet special activity.

REWARDED FOR SERVICE-Brig. Gen. Lyi¢ W. Castle, CAP,
(right), recently reelected national legal officer, receives
congratulations from Brig. Gen. Samuel H. du Pont Jr., CAP,
national board chairman, who presented him the CAP
Distinguished Service Award (first bronze clasp) at ceremonies
at Maxwell. A former national board chairman, Castle won the
award forhisservice from 1969 to 1970 as the corporation,~
national legal officer. He is judge of the Court of Common
Pleas of Hamilton County, Ohio. (Air Force Photo)

No Changes Forecast in Program Astronaut Receives

Honorary Membership

400 Cadets
Are Eligible
For Training

HOUSTON, Tex.-Civil Air Patrol gained an illustrious member in
December when Astronaut Alan L. Bean, the fourth man to walk on
the moon, received a certificate of honorary membership in CAP.
Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis, CAP national commander,
presented the certificate here at the National Aeronautics apd Space
Administration's Manned Spacecraft Center.

MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Some
400 Civil Air Patrol cadets will
have an opportunity to
participate in flying training this
year, leading to a solo rating and
11 0 w i l l u n d e r g o t r a i n i n g a t
National Headquarters-sponsored cadet flying encampments
for their private pilot's license,
officials at CAP's National
Headquarters recently
announced.
There are no major changes
planned this summer in the
training program as requirements
in both the solo and license
programs remain the same as last
year's.
Wings may conduct or
contract for the solo flying
program that consists of
approximately 15 hours of
instruction in flight.
Approximately 11 hours will be
devoted to dual instruction and
the remainder to solo flying.
National Headquarters will
sponsor the licensed pilot
program by selecting contract
schools to provide the flight
instruction during the four-week
t i m e p e r i o d o f t h e a c t i v i t y,
officials disclosed.

NEW MEMBER PROMOTED-Mrs. Trudy O. Cooper, wife of
former astronaut L. Gordon Cooper receives a Civil Air Patrol
b r o c h u r e f r o m B r i g . G e n . R i c h a r d N . E l l i s , U S A F, C A P ' s
national commander, at a ceremony in Texas recently. During
the ceremony she also received a new CAP membership card,
captain's bars and information material on the organization. A
f o r m e r m e m b e r o f C A P, M r s . C o o p e r h a s r e n e w e d h e r
membership and will work in the cadet aerospace education
program. (Air Force Photo by MSgt. Bill Bond)

Honorary membership
recognizes Bean's assistance in
the production recently of a
CAP film designed for recruiting
teen-age cadet members. He also
received a copy of the film.
Bean was a member of the
A p o l l o 1 2 c r e w, t h e s e c o n d
group of American astronauts to
land on the moon.
A t t h e c e r e m o n y, G e n e r a l
Ellis also presented a new CAP
membership card, captain's bars
and CAP information material to
Mrs. Trudy O. Cooper, wife of
former astronaut L. Gordon
C o o p e r. A f o r m e r m e m b e r o f
Civil Air Patrol, Mrs. Cooper has
renewed her membership and
will work in the CAP Cadet
Aerospace Education Program.
Astronaut Bean, whose
hometown is Fort Worth, is a
Navy captain, having earned his
commission through ROTC.
Before becoming an astronaut,
he was a Navy test pilot and has
flown at least 27 diffel~ent type
aircraft--plus the Apollo
spacecraft.
He was one of the third group
of astronauts selected in 1963.
Before Apollo he was backup

command pilot for the Gemini
12 mission.
He is married to the former
Sue Ragsdale of Dallas and is the
father of two childrerz
M r s . C o o p e r, a n a t i v e o f
Seattle, Wash., served in CAP in
the late 1940s in Hawaii where
she met her husband. At that
time they were both students at
the University of Hawaii.

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CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

From the commander...

Chairman's comments...

A Major Breakthrough
by Brig. Gen. Richard N. EllL~, USAF
We had a fine group of wing liaison officers and administrative sergeants
with us in mid-December for a two-day orientation. These are always important
conclaves, but this gathering was especially significant,
At the opening session, it ~ ! ! i ~ " ~ ~ " ~ i ~
was my pleasure to welcome
our new CAP A~istance ~ ! ~ 1 1 ~
~
Officers. Their presence
heralds a major breakthrough
i~ an area which has plagued
CAP-USAF operations for a
long, long time.
I
j
These officers are assigned under a new plan
~!:iJ::;~I
known officially as the "Major Command
Assistance for Civil Air Patrol Liaison Mission."
It was launched Oct. 5, 1970 by a letter from
the Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. John C.
Meyer. The second paragraph in this milestone
correspondence concisely outlined our problem
and how it was hurting both sides of the
CAP-USAF structure,
Let me quote it for you:
"Liaison Officer manning at Civil Air
Patrol Wing Level presently stands at 32.7
percent of that authorized. This
deprivation is seriously impairinq the
capability of Civil Air Patrol to provide
needed support to the Air Force and
denying it authorized assistance as a
civilian auxiliary of the Air Force."
MAJOR AIR COMMAND RESPONSE

JANUARY 1971

IMPRESSIVE CREDENTIALS
These officers are mature, experienced, and
capable career professionals. Additionally, each
of them:
-Is a rated pilot,
-Has at least one year remaining in
present assignment,
-Serves in grade ranging from senior
captain to lieutenant colonel,
-Will be available a minimum of 30 per
cent of normal duty time to work on
CAP activities,
WITH FINGERS CROSSED
While very grateful for this latest example of
top-level USAF sup3port, we are still keeping
our fingers crossed for additional officers.
Until that time, many of our administrative
non-coms will just have to tighten their belts
another notch and continue to wear two hats.
As I told our visitors, these sergeants are a very
special breed, holding down one of the most
unique and demanding jobs in the
non-commissioned officer's corps.
They are doing a great job and, thank
Heaven, we've got them. But the harsh truth is
that our administrative/Liaison sergeants have a
full time responsibility doing their own work.
Now some of them are getting help and we

hope to have more assistance officers assigned
This letter went to commanders of six major
in the future.
air commands: SAC, AFSC, MAC, TAC, AFLC,
and HQ COMD. Their response was both
I can assure you that continued and possibly
immediate and enthusiastic. At present, 14
enlarged assistance depends on how wellweget
officers are assigned as CAP Assistance Officers the program rolling. There's no doubt in my
on an additional duty basis,
mind that the people directly involved Now, let me give you some specifics. CAP assistance officers and administrative sergeantswings to which CAP Assistance Officers are
will be doing their part.
now assigned include:
... But they are just two of the component
Connecticut
Arkansas ingredients in this successful formula. The third
Kansas
Massachusetts
- and most vital - ingredient are Civil Air Patrol
New Jersey
New Mexico
unit~ and their individual members,
Rhode Island
Wyoming
I urge each of you to give your full
New Hampshire
Maryland
cooperation counsel, and experience to insure
Arizona
Indiana
that our new Assistance Officers are effectively
Alabama
Ohio
usea.

New Look in Training
by Brig. Gen. Samuel H. duPont Jr., CAP
Last month, General Ellis discussed CAP's long
relationship with Civil Defense and described how that
a f fi n i t y w a s s t r e n g t h e n e d i n t h e p a s t y e a r.
I want to add a few thoughts on the subject in an area that is
perhaps the most important - certainly the most pressing requirement in CAP's Emergency Services programs today..
I'm talking about training!!
There is an urgent need to place trained Mission Coordinators
(MCs) in state and local CD Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs).
would encourage these dedicated members to attend the Civil
Defense Orientation/RADEF course. Thiswould qualify them ,o
accept assignments within Civil Defense Emergency Operations
Centers where operational contingencies are planned, coordinated,
and implemented.
Plans had been madeto introduce a region level SAR school to
upgrade pilots and observors to mission coordinator status. However,
due to a personnel shift at the National SAR School, this must be
postponed to 1972. New mission coordinators are desperately
needed for assignments to SARDA airports during emergencies. I
urge wing training officers to give primary consideration to this
pressing requirement.
These CAP roles - both airborne oriented - are especially effective
when complemented by equally well-trained ground support
Dersonnel. In particular, it is essential that we have many CAP
personnel trained as disaster control coordinators. Such training is
readily available at theAmerican Red Cross sponsored encampment.
I believe this concept will give CAP an all-around, professionally
recognized, capability to respond to any emergency.
We are making plans to implement professional senior
encampments which will feature courses in two primary areas of
influence; Civil Defense, Disaster Reflief.
These courses will begin next summer on a regional basis. The
faculty is outstanding because they are the best Jn the business - and
they're from the staff of each agency involved.
*Civil Defense Regional and State Ti-aining Staff
*Members of the Red Cross Area Disaster Teams
Personally, I have high hopes for this training concept. It has been
carefully developed while keeping a wary eye on all factors which
could upset our applecart. That's why two big hurdles were
considered in the planning and we think the solutions have been
written into this new look in CAP training.
The hurdles - personal expense and airlift - are not new. They've
existed since CAP was born. But right now - in our period of super
austerity combined with critical airlift shortages - the chronic
problem is painfully acute.
Both obstacles are substantially alleviated - if not eliminated - by
bringing this professional training to the region level.
It's a great idea! All it needs now is your continued dedication
and support.
-and since CAP has always had that.., how can we miss?!!!

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Morality from Within 3tally Important
by Chaplain (Col.) VincentxC. Merfeld, USAF
The thoughts of William H. Stringer in his
permissiveness of the times. According to a
editorial in the "Christian Science Monitor" in
recent survey, 40 per cent of Americans attend
July are so timely I will summarize them for
church regularly. And according to the same
the benefit of all of Civil Air Patrol.
survey, some $17 billion was contributed to
We hear much today about
charitable and religious causes last year.
:i==!~i!i the crisis in morality. All
College students are tutoring ghetto children
!iii~ ...........
about us we see and hear that
and doing other good deeds this summer. There
many of the principles we
are many, according to reports, who are
volunteering their services to sundry
once held near and dear are
being called into questiom
organizations, such as those helping alcoholics,
drug addicts, the poverty-stricken, and
S ex u al r es t raints are
practically gone. Pornography
potential suicide~
That's great.
is a billion dollar business.
Fewer people attend church, or at least We get
Can Be Good or Bad
that impression. Violence is recommended as
So it would appear that we are not in the
good-citizenship by extremists. Pot smoking
moral decline of the Roman Empire. But,
and drugs are extolled as a way to peace amid
certainly, there is a churning in process which
the perplexities of today's world,
can be good or bad, depending upon how you
Many Deeply Affronted
and I respond to the situation.
On the other hand, there are many people
w h o a r e ~ . d e e p l y a ff r c t p t e d b y, . , t h e m o r a l . . . . . . .
{Continued on page 5)

JANUARY ,1971

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Valley Group Blazes SAR Trail
CALENDER OF EVENTS
DATE

PLACE

First Annual Advanced Cadet
Leadership Symposium
Jan. 7-10

Dallas Hilton,
Dallas, Texas

Disaster Preparedness
School

Mar. 1-4

Lowry AFB, Colo.

National Executive
Committee Meeting

Mar. 20

Maxwell AFB, Ala.

CAP/AOPA Sky-Safe
Program

Mar. 26-28

Sacramento, Calif.

Pacific Region Conference

May 8

Los Angeles, Calif,

Middle East Region
Conference

May 22

Baltimore, Md.

National Executive
Committee Meeting

June 5

Maxwell AFB, Ala.

EVENT

McMinn Named Assistant
Aerospace Education Chief
A MAXWELL AFB, Aia.--Robert E.
Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff
McMinn, a highly qualified
for Aerospace Education and
educator, has been named Civil
Cadet Programs. (ASCS/AE &
Air Patrol's Hawaii Leads ,
CP)
McMinn, a former college
(continued from page l) searching
for the survivors of the overturned professor, came to CAP-USAF
Headquarters in October 1967 as
fishing vessel "During the courser the director of the editorial and
of this incident a second major
curriculum division. He has
served as acting ADCS/AE and
case broke north of the islands,
~CP '~June ~tld a~umed his
thus the large turnout and
new post Dec. 6.
persistence of your pilots was
Before coming here, he was
particularly valuable at a time
an educational specialist for 11
when Coast Guard forces were
years at Tyndall AFB, Fla., with
the weapons control and air
being taxed to their fullest.!
"The fine spirit of cooperation and defense systems and interceptor
pilot program.
the inter-agency coordination
McMinn has a bachelor's and
demonstrated during this mission master's degree from Colgate
was outstanding, l only regret that University, Hamilton, N.Y. and
our efforts to locate the last three c o m p l e t e d r e s i d e n c e
requirements for his doctorate at
crew members of the "Bonito"
the University of Iowa at Iowa
were in vain." During the first 11
City. He taught there and at the
months of 1970, Civil Air Patrol
New York State University for
pilots flew a total of 8,998 sorties four years.
McMinn was born in
nationwide on 349 Air Force
authorized missions. As a result of Branchport in the Finger Lakes
r e g i o n o f N e w Yo r k . H e i s
these missions 21 Americans
married to the former Miss Anne
were saved.!
Mashewske of Penn Yan, N.Y.
The couple have two children, a
They located their search and
rescue objective on 96 occasions daughter, Mrs. Willis Holley of
Atlanta, Ga., and a son, Scott, a
and rendered assistance to 111
freshman at Tr o y S t a t e
persons in distress.
University, Ala.

McCLELLAND AFB, Calif.-Civil
Air Patrol Aerial search and
rescue teams from California
Wing's Sacramento Valley Group
4 blazed a trail over the Sierra
Mountains recently to play major
roles in search operations for the
occupants of two missing
airplanes. Two of the five
persons involved survived.!
Operating from Bishop Airport,
CAP SAR crews spotted both
airplanes in the same week.!
Credit for finding the first missing
plane went to Capt.!
David Seldon and Maj. Wilma
Muth. They located the downed
Cessna 150 airplane in the
Kearnsarge Pass of the Sierra
Nevada Mountains within an
hour after being called into
search operations.!
On returning to Bishop Airport,
Captain White, a doctor, hoarded
a White Mountain Research
Center helicopter and returned to
the crash site where he found
the pilot unconscious but in
reasonable condition despite
spending the night in 15 degree
weather conditions.!
Another passenger survived the
crash landing and was found
suffering from a concussion the
next day in a nearby cabin by the
~ Sequoia-Kings ,~anyon
National Park rangers. Both men
were airlifted to hospital.!
Credit for spotting the second
missing airplane went to Capts.!
Dave Knight and Mary Ellen
Jones, also of Sacramento
Valley Group V. The airplane
reported missing on a flight
Salinas to Salt Lake City was
found also in the Sierra Mountain
range.!
The CAP aerial search and
rescue team reported that the
airplane was intact but that there
were signs of fire nearby.!
A U.S. Army Aviation Test Activity
helicopter crew was called in to
the search area and reported
that all three occupants of the
plane had died as a result of the
mishap.

Morality from Within Vitally Important
(Continued from Page 4)
sense of loneliness, sadness, or "What's the
use?" Having abandoned everything, including
There is developing a greater sensitivity to
their concept of God, having discovered that
t h e m o r a l i t y o f w a r,
poverty, racial
license is not true freedom, some are wondering
discrimination and "man's inhumanity to
whether life is really worthwhile!
man." Society has never had so many
concerned, idealistic people.
Is it possible, in forsaking basic principles
At the same time, there is a widespread
taught by centuries of experience, that we can
rebellion against restraints on personal conduct.
still find happiness? It is true that joy and
Many young people want to decide their own
satisfaction can be found in service to others
moral philosophy. Some organizations and and in rediscovering God's love for all of u~
courts suggest that everyone do as he pleases as
However, morality is impossible without at
long as he does not hurt others. But who is to least respect, restraint and responsibility.
judge how our actions hurt others? Certainly
I have no doubt that the changed moralit~
the individual is in no position to do so.
will result in much better things for all,
What's The Use?
especially individual responsibility.
Then there are those who have thrown off
the old restraints and commandments and have
Edmund Burke has said: "Society cannot
substituted such things as astrology, Tarot
exist unless a controlling power upon will and
cards, witchcraft, and group
appetite be placed somewhere and the less of it
eneounters--arwthing to put meaning back into
there is within, the more there must be
life. Btit with this so-called freedom, there is a without."

CAP APPRECIATION SHOWN-Col. John C. Rees (right), 6940th
Security Wing commander, at Goodfellow AFB, Tex., receives a
CAP Certificate of Appreciation from CAP 1st. Lt.!
Richard J. Benton, local CAP squadron commander. Colonel
Rees earned the award for rendering outstanding assistance to
Civil Air Patrol. (Air Force Photo by SSgt. M. J. Austin)

Three Win
Decorations
For Service
FORT DIX, N.J.--Presentation of Civil Air Patrol
Meritorious Service awards to
Lt. Cols. Stanley H. Needell and
George J. Niven Jr. of the New
Jersey Wing staff, and 2d Lt.
W i l l i a m F. D a v i s a n d W O
Frederick Heine of the Saddle
Br.aak ~ Squadron highlighted
activities at the wing's annual
military ball at the Fort Dix
Officers Open Mess.
Col. Walter M. Markey, wing
c o m m a n d e r, w a s t h e k e y n o t e
speaker as 122 Civil Air Patrol
members and their
guests
attended the gala affair.
Among the dignitaries
attending were Col. Robert
Haldane, U.S.A., Fort Dix
deputy commander; Col.
Heywood A. Paxton Jr., USAF,
21st Air Force chief of staff; and
Col. Francis R. Gerard, 108th
Ta c t i c a l F i g h t e r W i n g ( N . J .
ANG) deputy commander.

Maul Supports ~
Education Fund
MAUI, Hawaii--Maui Mayor
E l m e r F. C r a v a l h o r e c e n t l y
became the first private citizen
to donate to Maui Squadron's
education fund when he
presented a check to Maj. Chuck
Dawson, squadron commander.
The donation came as a result of
the efforts of the Kula
Community Club and the
Olinda-Kula Soil and Water
Conservation District.
The money is to be used to
advance aerospace education and
for scholarships for the young
people in the Maui Squadron
and some of it will be used to
purchase study materials.
"We are grateful for the
mayor's help," said Major
Dawson as he explained the
program.

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GOVERNOR PRESENTS AWARD-California Gov. Ronald
Reagan presents Civil Air Patrol's Gen. Carl A. S~~'~ ~: .....
performance award to C/Col. Mike A. Taylor at a ceremony at
the State Capitol in Sacramento. Assisting at the colorful
awards ceremony is Col. Howard L. Brookfield (right),
California wing commander. (CAP Photo by the California
Wing)

UNIT'S FIRST GIRL PILOT-Cadet MSgt. Sharon
Hatz receives the silver wings of an aviator from I st.
Lt. John Marek, Suffolk Composite Squadron 9
commander, and became the first girl in that unit to
this flying training achievement. (CAP Photo by the
New York Wing)

JANUARY 1971

MAINTENANCE INSPECTION-Cadets Lenord
Lindsey, Fred Scheffler and John Geier of the
Mansfield-Richland Company's Squadron 509 inspect
an engine of an Air National Guard F-84 fighter
aircraft undergoing a maintenance overhauling. The
three were a contingent of cadets from their unit
Airport, Ohio, in October. (Photo courtesy of the Air
National Guard)

MISSION BRIEFING GIVEN-Col. Willard D. Gilbert
(left), Maryland Wing commander, explains the flying
training and educational opportunities offered to
CAP members during a briefing session with Col.
Robert E. Dunlap, commander of the U~. Army
Joint Support Command. The agency which Colonel
Dunlap commands hosted a wing workshop in
, ~,, ,October ~Fort R itchie, Md. (U~: Army.photo) ............

DR. Byron
W. Hansform
COLORADO
COMMISSIONER OF
EDUCATION SINCE
1960. Born in
Lockwood, son of a
Methodist minister.
High school principle
in Pilot Grove, 1947.
Superintendent of
schools in Gower,
1948-52, and in
Higginsville from
1951-1955.

PRESIDENT- ELECT OF
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF
CHIEF STATE SCHOOL OFFICERS.

Kansas Wing Unit Honors
Committee at CAP Dinner
c o m m a n d e r, " a s o u r u n i t h a s
recently accepted its first
compliment of cadets."

RICHARDS-GEBAUR AFB,
Mo.--Community leaders,
businessmen and an educator
welcomed into a select
committee at a special dinner
held in their honor here.
T h e fi v e J o h n s o n C o u n t y,
Kansas~ influential figures form
the vanguard of a sponsor
committee for the Johnson
County Composite Squadron of
the Kansas Wing.
"Their valued, voluntary
membership was considered very
t i m e l y, " s a i d M a j . R o n a l d
W e i n s a f t , C A P, s q u a d r o n

" ~pofiight;ed ~at the-dinner at
the Officer's Open Mess were
Muri L. Johnson, county
director of aviation; Arzell L.
Ball, Shawnee Mission
superintendent of schools; John
O . K e n y a n J r. , O v e r l a n d P a r k
chief of police, John J. Sullivan
J r. , R o e l a n d P a r k S t a t e B a n k
president, and Arthur M.
Mortensen, president of
KMBZ/KMBR.
Each committee member
received inscribed certificates

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CAP Officer Named to State
Accident Prevention Panel
JACKSON, Miss.--Lt. Col. Charles G. Smith of the Mississippi
Wing has been named to Mississippi's Aviation Accident Prevention
A d v i s o r y P a n e l . T h e 11 - m e m b e r p a n e l , s e t u p b y t h e F e d e r a l
Aviation Administration, was announced by Charles Carrier, chief of
the FAA's General Aviation District office in Jackson.
Purpose of the panel, Carrier said: "is to advise and counsel this
office in the development of a vigorous program for aviation safety
in the state of Mississippi."
A rated private pilot, Colonel Smith is the special assistant to the
wing commander for information and city editor of The
Clarion-Ledger, the state's largest newspaper.

Two Seniors :llake TV Appearance
RUSSELL. Kans.--Two members of the Vernon L. Janne Flight
here appeared on radio and television recently and discussed the
mission of Civil Air Patrol. First Lt. Robert J. Sellens was
interviewed on a recent CAP-CD~mission on Radio Station KRSL by
Russell High School Speech Teacher Jerry Crenshaw.
Robert Kaps, the Russell Flight's newly appointed executive
officer and pilot and chief of the FAA Flight Service Station here,
was interviewed on KAYS-TV by Lt. Col. George Weyer, Group VIII
commander.

Civil Defense Awards Given
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--Department of the Army certificates of
training for successful completion of the OCD Manual Damage
Estimation Workshop were presented to two members of the Capital
City Composite Squadron. Receiving the awards were Capt. William
Barton and SM William D. Rice, both graduates of a CD workshop at
the Jefferson City State Civil Defense office.

Group III Has Neu" Commander
....... ~~ (hlif.--Lt.:Ctol. Ot~iU~K. ,~tadaket h~~
the new commander of San Diego County Group lII. In CAP 26
years, he has previously served in such positions as the group's
of the 43rd Aerospace Rescue
deputy commander, emergency services coordinator, operations
and Recovery Squadron, here
officer and cadet commandant.
whose unit is responsible for
A command pilot, Sandaker was named an Outstanding Male
d ir ec t ing certain emergency M e m b e r i n t h e C a l i f o r n i a W i n g f o r c o n d u c t i n g a S A R t r a i n i n g
operations and aerial search and program, instructing cadets and his overall contributions to CAP. He
rescue operations involving CAP received a trophy in recognition of his achievements from Col.
throughout an 18-state area.
H o w a r d B r o o k fi e l d , w i n g c o m m a n d e r, a t t h e r e c e n t w i n g
Lt. Col. E. M. Green, Kansas
conference.
* * *
W i n g c o m m a n d e r, l a u d e d
committee members for their
interest in youth and the Civil
Virginia Highlands Squadron Chartered
Air Patrol organization.
ABINGDON, Va.--Virginia Highlands Squadron recently received
its official charter and began functioning officially as a Civil Air
Patrol unit in November. Col. James E. Hale, sector commander,
presented 1st. Lt. Ben Pryor, squadron commander, the charter.
Addressing the 50 senior squadron members, Colonel Hale said
that he was happy to see a squadron formed in this section of the
state as it would prove helpful in the event of any airplane accidents.
ASHLAND, Ore.--Maj. Kay
Simpson, Ashland Squadron's
m e d i c a l o f fi c e r, w a s t h e c h i e f Wing Scouts Attend Ground School
instructor for the new
F O R T W O R T H , Te x a s - - M e m b e r s o f t h e H u s t l e r C o m p o s i t e
multi-media first aid course for
Squadron of the Texas Wing conducted a ground school for senior
cadets and members and a
Girl Scouts of Troop 108. The scouts studied flying training and
Mount Ashland Ski Patrol
careers in aviation from materials and study textbooks available to
member recently at the Medford
CAP cadets considering flying training.
American Red Cross center.
The group also saw the Air Force Films: "Vision and Military
She explained the course was A v i a t i o n , " " I n - F l i g h t R e c o g n i t i o n a n d C l o s u r e ; " a n d " P i l o t ' s
a requirement for all CAP
Vertigo" that were used as visual aids during the course. Col. William
personnel and others engaged in
C. Cross, Group 6 commander, and 1st. Lt. Charley Van Doren of
search and rescue missions. Used
the Hustler Composite Squadron, conductedthe course.
in the course were films,
workbooks, practice drills and
culminating in an examinatiorL Wife of Pew Addresses Group V

Ashland Conducts
First Multi-Media
Red Cross Course

Course graduates were Cadets
Jeannette Commons, Vicki
D i c k s o n , Te d K ~ y l e , G r e g
L a Ve l l e , M i c h a e l L o c k r i d g e ,
A l l e n B b b b e t t , H u g h F.
Simpson, Jeff Peterson, Jim
Cady, Kevin Gandee, Bob Cady,
and Danny Harris, of the Ski
Patrol.
S enior Member graduates
w e r e M a j . J o h n J . C a d y,
squadron commander, WOs Clio
:La~elte and C. E. Fish.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.--Mrk James Kasler, wife of an Air Force
officer held Prisoner of War in North Vietnam, was the featured
speaker at the November Commander's Call for members of Indiana
Wing's Group 5.
Speaking at the Indiana University Medical Center, Mrs. Kasler
said Colonel Kasler has been a Pew since 1966 when his fighter
aircraft was shot down over North Vietnam. She explained some of
the programs that CAP units can become involved in that benefit the
Pew and MIA.
After her remarks, Mrs. Kasler answered questions put to her by
CAP members and suggested a number of projects for Group 5
personnel.

JANUARY 1971

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

PAGE 8

Make Flying Safety
n A Resolution in'71
The beginning of a new year is the traditional time for
making resolutions, statements of our intentions to
improve in the coming year,
New Year's resolutions are usually made by individuals
but if enough individuals in an organization resolve to
improve, the organization will improve. Flying safety is an
individual responsibility that affects Civil Air Patrol as an
organization.
!_ -.
What if every CAP member
resolved to make flying safety
his personal objective during
19717 The result would be to
make Civil Air Patrol's thirtieth
year the safest on record.
With this as a general
resolution for all CAP members,
here are some specific ones to
think about.

HONORED BY CAP-Dr. Ernest stone (left),
outgoing state Superintendent of Education for
Alabama, receives honorary membership in
Civil Air Patrol from Cols. Thomas C. Casaday,
Southeast Region vice commander, and Lee F.
Smith (center), Alabama wing commander. The
award was presented to Dr. Stone at a recent

ceremony at the State Offices in Montgomery
before he left the capital city for his
appointment as president of Jacksonville State
University, Jacksonville, Ale. He received the
award for his support and endorsement of
CAP's aerospace education program. (Air Force
Photo by MSgt. Bill Bond)

Colonel Doyle Named New
o,~
~
Director of CAP Personne!.~ ......... ~~.
Qt

Lt. Col. Patricia M. Doyle, USAF, newly assigned director of CAP
personnel, brings to her assignment extensive experience gained from
the varied planning and programming positions throughout her Air
Force career. A music teacher by profession, Colonel Doyle was
teaching in Richmond, Calif., when she received a direct commission
in 1953.
She decided on an Air Force
career for two reasons.
One was old-fashioned
patriotism. Having been a
pioneer and an experienced
counsellor and leader in
numero u s professional girls
camps throughout the nation,
she wanted to be of "service to
society."
Secondly, she aspired to be a
dean of women at a college or
university and believed she could
gain high-level leadership
experience at an earlier age in
the military than in civilian life.
Her theory proved correct.
Colonel Doyle's assignments
t hroughout her career have
involved her directly in policy
setting, planning and program
building for new programs, Air
Force-wide.

She was also instrumental in
the organization and promotion
of the Air Force Catholic/Protestal~t WAF societies. One of the
first 10 WAF officers assigned to
Air Force Reserve Officers
While stationed at Offutt Air T r a i n i n g C o r p s f o r a p i l o t
Force Base as personal affairs p r o g r a m d e s i g n e d t o t r a i n
officer, she was responsible for w o m e n t o b e c o m e U S A F
organizing a program of
officers, Colonel Doyle used this
assistance for Strategic Air
opportunity to continue her
Command families left behind
formal education, earning her
during the Korean conflict. With
master's degree in education at
the whole-hearted backing of the
the Southern Illinois University
then SAC commander, General in Carbondale, Ill.
C u r t i s L e m a y, C o l o n e l D o y l e
built a program and watched it
In the short time since her
grow from its humble beginning
in Omaha to a SAC-wide assignment at National
Headquarters, Colonel Doyle has
program.
had the opportunity to travel to
many CAP functions throughout
Later it was used as a model
Civil Air Patrol and meet the
f o r t h e U S A F - w i d e . F a. m i l y
.
.

" MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--TSgt.
Gilbert T. Jarrett Jr., NCOIC of
the CAP.USAF Liaison Office of
I hereby resolve to:
the Idaho Wing, has been named
the Outstanding Airman of
1 . K e e p m y F A A m e d i c a l Headquarters, CAP-USAF, for
certificate up-to-date and to
1970. He will compete along
insure my subordinates do the
with other airmen for the
same.
Headquarters Command, USAF
2. Never fly an aircraft with
Outstanding Airman of the Year
an inoperative gear warning
title.
horn.
He was selected for the
3. Require proof when
CAP-USAF Airman award for
,someone claims to be a pilot and d e m o n s t r a t i n g o u t s t a n d i n g
wants to fly corporate aircraft. m i l i t a r y b e a r i n g , j o b
professionalism and for his
4. Never, but never,
hand-prop an aircraft without a o v e r a l l c o n t r i b u t i o n s t o t h e
qualified person at the controls.
overall CAP-USAF'mission.
5, Assure my aircraft is £ied
A veteran of more than 19
d o w n p r o p e r l y, w h e t h e r t h e y e a r s a c t i v e m i l i t a r y s e r v i c e ,
windis blowing or not.
Sergeant Jarrett was assigned to
6. Consider both my own and Headquarters CAP-USAF from
m y a i r c r a f t ' s ~ c a p a b i l i t i e s i n Sembach AB, Germany wherche
~ l m ~ ~ ~ I fl y ~ . . . . . . . ~ : ~:Serv~I~" ~~ ~ a~i administi~aff~'~"
7. Never taxi into another s u p e r v i s o r i n t h e m i l i t a r y
aircraft.
material branch of the 601st
8 . N e v e r t a x i a n a i r p l a n e Tactical Control Group. He is a
inside a hanger.
native of Dallas, Texas and lived
9 . L e a r n m o u n t a i n fl y i n g in Twin Fails, Idaho.
t echniques before flying in
mountains.
10. Never fly into a box
canyon. (related to number 9.)
11. Make sure I have enough
fuel to reach my destination.
12. Make sure there's fuel in
ASHLAND, Ore.--Three
the airplane before I take off.
cadets from the Ashland
13. Cheek the floats on my C o m p o s i t e S q u a d r o n w e r e
float-plane for leaks.
honored at the recent Oregon
14. Never buzz.
Wing conference at Portland
15. Never allow unqualified
International Airport.
persons to taxi an airplane.
Brig. Gem Richard N. Ellis,
16. Assure that only certified
U S A F, C A P ' s n a t i o n a l
mechanics perform maintenance
c o m m a n d e r, p r e s e n t e d C a d e t
on my airplane.
Michael Lockridge the Billy
S o m e o f t h e s e r e s o l u t i o n s Mitchell achievement certificate
while Brig. Gen. Samuel H. du
may sound strange and far out,
P o n t J r. , C A P, n a t i o n a l b o a r d
but each was inspired by an
actual CAP accident during chairman, pinned solo pilot
wings on Cadets James Cady,
1970. In other words, if certain
p e r s o n s h a d f o l l o w e d t h e s e Jeff Peterson and Lockridge, all
resolutions a year ago, Civil Air Ashland High School students.
Maj. John J. Cady, squadron
Patrol would not have had 77
commander, was awarded four
accidents and incidents in 1970.
ribbons at the conference. These
Safety is a state of mind.
were the International Air Cadet
Using good old common sense is E x c h a n g e , S e n i o r R e c r u i t e r.
the first step in achieving this
Aerospace award and Leadership
s t a t e o f m i n d . N e w Y e a r ' s ribbons.
resolutions may help but you
have to live up to them all year.
Whatever mental processes we
use, let's all think safety and
make Civil Air Patrol's 30th year
of flying one ~we can remember
with pride.

Cadets Cited
At Conference

Services program and similar
programs now adopted by all of
the military services.
Colonel Doyle assisted in
developing the CHAP program
(an Air Force program of
guidance and counseling for
parents of handicapped
children), and later was one of
the four officers who wrote the
manual governing this new
program. She became so
knowledgeable in this area that
she was selected as the key
speaker on this subject before
the International Conference of
American Women's Activities in
Europe at Bertchasgarten,
Germany.

Jarrett
Selected
Top NCO

Colonel Doyle
members first-hand. She was
immediately impressed with the
women's role in Civil Air Patrol,
especially in high-level leadership
positions.
She feels that CAP is far
ahead of similar organizations in
recognizing and utilizing the
services of an almost untapped
resource - the American woman.
Colonel Doyle indicated that she
was overwhelmed by the
eagerness of all the members
who voluntarily give of their
time, talents and resources.
She is an accomplished
musician and has appeared with
the USAF Symphony Orchestra.
She has also been a member of
the St. Louis Philharmonic
Orchestra, the Southern Illinois
Symphony and the Roanoke
Symphony in Virginia.
Before her current
assignment, Colonel Doyle W~
chief of the special actions
branch, assistant for colonel
assignments, DCS/Personnel, Ht~
USAF, at the Pentagon. She was
in Washington, D.C. from 196~
to 1970.

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

JANUARY1971>

PAGE 9

Christmas is Brighter for Indians
Because of CAP-ANG Joint Effort
PIERRE, S.D.--Hundreds of
needy Indians in the heartland
of South Dakota shared
Christmas cheer early in
December through the efforts of
Civil Air Patrol members of
California Wing's peninsula
Group II.
The group's annual airlift to
aid the Indians was highlighted
recently when two giant C-130
Hercules aircraft, their cargo
decks stacked with more than
43,000 pounds of clothing, toys
and food, arrived here from

Moffett NAS. Calif.
The two aircraft from
California Air National Guard's
195th Tactical Airlift Squadron
a t Va n N u y s w e r e u n d e r t h e
command of Capts. Dion
Beacamp and C. :E. "Charlie"
Brown.
Members of the Pierre Cadet
Squadron and South Dakota
Army National Guard's 147th
Auxiliary Group .met the two
aircraft. The gifts were donated
over the past months in San -Jose
and collected under the

supervision of Peninsula Group
II officials.
Pierre's Mayor Gregory
Clinton and South Dakota
Indim¢ Affairs Coordinator Vern
Ashley were among the city and
state officials welcoming the
much needed cargo.
Air Guard officials explained
that their support of the project
was made possible because of
flight training requirements
arising during the same time as
the need for airlifting the
contributions to South Dakota.
Guardsmen, along with
members of Capt. Don
Peterson's Pierre Squadron,
assisted in unloading the cargo
and trucking it to downtown
Pierre where it was collected the
following day by designated
representatives.
Maj. Harold Fonda and Capt.
John Layne, both of San Jose,
Calif., spearheaded the
California phase of Tepee III.

OFF-LOADING CARGO-Civil Air Patrol cadets from South
Dakota Wing's Pierre Squadron and South Dal~ota Army
National Guard members unload cargo from two C-130
Hercules aircraft at Pierre Municipal Airport. The cargo of
clothing, toys and food was airlifted to the Indians of South
Dakota under a joint CAP-ANG Christmas cheer project called
"Teepee III'.

OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVES--Capt. John Layne (left),
C A P, o n e o f t w o p r o j e c t o f fi c e r s f o r Te e p e e I I I , m e e t s
r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s o f S o u t h D a k o t a I n d i a n t r i b e s a n d Ve r n
Ashley, South Dakota Indian Affairs coordinator.

Council Members
Attend Symposium

Layne, who made the mission
flight from Moffett, said that the
project went over so well last
year in Pierre, that his group
enthusiastically included the
South Dakota capital again this
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--One
at all levels by improving direct
year.
hundred fifty outstanding cadets
communication between
National Headquarters and cadet
from Civil Air Patrol wings will
It was Layne who three years
attend the first annual Advanced
leaders.
ago first conceived th~ ~ of Cadet Symposium'~ at the
- The three,day gathertrg~wit]
aiding the needy Indians in the
begin each morning with a
statler.Hilton, Dallas, Tex., JarL
Far West. During his first effort
7-10.
general meeting after which
in 1968 more than 13 tons were
various seminar groups will
The symposium will bring
d onated and distributed to
together 93 Spaatz Award
consider some of the following
Indians in California and
recipients, and the chairmen of t o p i c s : R e c r u i t i n g a s s i s t a n c e
Arizona. Last year, he
49 wing and eight region cadet t e a m s ; e n c a m p m e n t s ;
recounted, at least 50 tons were
computerization of the CAP
a i r l i f t e d t o I n d i a n s i n A r i z o n a advisory councils.
program; aerospace education in
A feature of the symposium
and South Dakota.
will be the convening of the
schools; cadet retention; moral
C a p t a i n P e t e r s o n , P i e r r e National Cadet Advisory Council
l e a d e r s h i p ; C A P. A F J R O T C
Squadron commander, said that
composed ou the eight region
interface; the curriculum of the
40 CAP personnel assisted in the chairmen.
Cadet Officers' School.
A broad objective of the
project. He praised civic
A feature of the Jan. 9
o f fi c i a l s , I n d i a n A f f a i r s symposium is to enable National
b a n q u e t w i l l b e t h e
coordinators, Roy Stanek of the
Headquarters to hear first hand " A r t . i n . B e i n g " d e m o n s t r a t i o n lecture by Lt. Col. Gilbert Neil
FA A fl i g h t s e r v i c e s t a t i o n a t
the problems that cadets
Pierre's Municipal Airport and
Amelio of the U.S. :Air Force
encounter in the field. Another
Harold Gray of the Army
is to create a sounding board for
A c a d e m y. C o l o n e l A m e l i o ' s
National Guard for cooperating t h e s e f u t u r e C A P l e a d e r s t o
p r e s e n t a t i o n , T H E FA C E O F
C H R I S T, c o m b i n e s s c u l p t u r e ,
in the operation.
propose ideas to improve Civil
Air Patrol.
drama, and music to show how
O t h e r specific objectives
three separate art eras have
include:
portrayed the features of Christ.
1. Clarifying any remaining
It has been hailed as "a gripping
obscurities in the modified cadet
spiritual - artistic experience."
program so that the cadet
conferees will be able to assume
positive leadership roles in their
local areas;
2. Allowing the conferees to
look at the feasibility of CAP's
projected Aerospace Olympics;
3. Inviting the conferees to
help formulate a sound cadet
special activities selection
process; and,
4. Developing more
standardized operating methods

~i!!¸~¸¸¸~¸ i ~i~¸ ii~i~ ~ !~i'
M A I N S T A Y O F A I R L I F T - T h i s C - 1 3 0 toys and foodto needy Indian tribes of South
Hercules aircraft,, one of two from California Dakota under a joint CAP-ANG "Teepee III"
A i r N a t i o n a l G u a r d ' s 1 9 5 t h Ta c t i c a l A i r l i f t
project.
Wing, helped airlift 43,000 pounds of clothing,

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

PAGE 10

JANUARY 1971

Officials Announce
Certificate Winners
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Aerospace Education and Training
officials at CAP's National Headquarters here recently compiled the
list of Earhart and Mitchell awards throughout Civil Air Patrol.
which were earned during October, 1970. Following is the list of
recipients:
*

Amelia Earhart Awards.
Northeast Region

Brad Parsons, Linda M. Czaia, Gerard A. Oeicourt, Ronald A. Walsh, Carlos
R. Alonso, Carl Billingy,
Joseph J. Capozzi, Marilyn M. Biermann, Judy A. Loeschke, Gary J.
Warner, Marie E. Stutz, Sally A. Heckert and Dennis C. Turcotte.

Middle East Region
J o n a t h a n M . Ta y l o r, D a v i d E . C o n n e r, W i l l j a m H . E v e r e t t , J o h n N . K i d d ,
J a n i c e L . H u d s o n , Ti m o t h y C . M o s e s , R a l p h J . R o g n s t a d , M i c h a e l A H o u g h
and Theresa L. Rice.

Great Lakes Region
Joseph L. Bernosky, Mary E. Coe, Charles W. Cornish, Charmaine Collings,
Martha J. Emery, Andrew T. Guroy, Joseph P. Sharkey, Jr.,
William A. Boni, William J. Kubus, Kenneth J. Pahon, Genevieve M. Rudie,
E d w a r d A . S e p e s y, R o b e r t A . S t a n i s l a w, R o b e r t . A . H a m m a n n , J o h n L . K u r a y
and Edward J. Kuzma.

Southeast Region
S u e L . R a y, C e l i a H . B a c h m a n , W i l l i a m L . " B l e d s o e , J e s s e L . C o c h r a n ,
Richard A. Polemeni, Harold D. Prewitt, Jerry Layshock, Susan J. Redding,
Daniel S. Simmons and Frank L. Combs.

North Central Region
G l o r i a / We y e r, L a r r y F. C r a s e , E d w a r d C . H o l l a n d , M i c h a e l Vo r a c h e k ,
Patrick W. Donnelly, Michael J. Donnelly and Barbara Dahl.

Southwest Region
Rebecca M. Klipsch and Kevin J. Schatzman.

Rocky Mountain Region
Thomas J. Campbell.

Pacific Region
B a r r y P. E d w a r d s , F r a n k l i n J . A l l e n , J r. , A n n a V. G a r c i a , A l l e n L . N u n e z ,
Joyce E. Davis, Thomas D. Farrell, Howard Williams, Steven C. Jones,
G l e n n G . G r a v e s , J r. , R i c h a r d L . W i l l i a m s , K i p A . T h o m a s , A l a n L . C l e v e r,
D i a m e l e n B , J o h n s o n , S t e v e n C . M o o r e s a n d K e n t D . Vr o m a n . ~ "

. Billy Mitchell Awards *

CRASH SCENE 'EXERCISE-Cadets from!
Winston-Salem Composite Squadron of the!
North Carolina Wing go through a practice drill!
of removing a simulated victim of an airplane crash during a SAR Test and bivouac at Twin Lakes Airport, N.C. (Civil Air
Patrol Photo by Winston-Salem)

Squadron
Conducts
~Training~

TWIN LAKES AIRPORT,
N.C.-This small airstrip west of
W i l l i a m B . M i l , W i l l i a m C . G i l b e r t , Ti m o t h y J . K ' i n n e y, S t e v e n A . Wa t s o n , Winston-Salem was the site for
R i c h a r d E . B e n e d i c t , R a n d y G . H a i n e s , M a r c E . C h a r b o n n e a u , G a r y W.
one of the most realistic
Johnson, Alice M. Czarwikiewicz, Patrick G. Mellon,
Robert K. Lamond, Frank D. Roskind, David S. Gaines, James C. Fink,
exercises for cadets and senior
Lenard D. Perkins, Nickolas Klavin, Gary D. Rosmini, Eugene A. Kusmierz,
Arthur J. Bissonnette, Kenneth L. Gordon and Geoffrey R. Waters.
members of the Winston-Salem
Composite Squadron who
Middle East Region
bivouaced in the area recently.
G e o r g e W. D i l l , F r e d A . E n g l e r t , D e b o r a h A . Wo o m e r, J e ff r e y A . S m a l l ,
Purpose of the camp-out was
R i c h a r d B . S e a fi g h t , B a r b a r a J . H o w e l , J o s e p h A . D o b r y, M a r t i n R . L e p p e r,
E l a i n e H . B i c k h a m , S t e v e D . B e r r y,
to test the squadron's mobility,
M i t c h e l l I . L e w i s , C l a y t o n T. M c N e i l , O l i n W. S t e w a r t , R i c k e y D . B o o z e r,
Brendan A. Rickens, David B. Boyles III, William C. Mason, Michael L. flexibility and self-support
D o m i n g u e z , C u r t i s E . P i e r c e , D a v i d H . H u n t e r, G a r y R . K e i ff e r, G r o v e r S .
capabilities under emergency
Morris, J~d Ralph H. Summers.
situations while testing its flying
Great Lakes Region
and communications
capabilities.
Jon G. Ballog, James P. Moore, David Chervon, Gloria M. Torello, Karin E.
C a l l e n d e r, T h a l i a F a k l i s , K e v i n E . B e n n e t , D i a n e M . B e r n o s k y, J o A n n M .
It also served as an incentive
Browy, David L. Coe, John M. Pintar,
G r e g o r y F. R o b i s o n , R i c h a r d L . H u m p h r e y, R i c h a r d A . J e n s e n , R o g e r K . to several of the cadets who are
Latta, Rite K. Coppock, Robert L. Gearing, John A. Rasdon, Michael J.
participating in the North
McKlinsky, Michael C. Wachoski, Linda L. Westbrook, David B. Dulaney,
Carolina Wing's solo training
Randall E. Haberlog, C. William Helwig, Richard A. Polich, Janet M. Price,
program. These cadets and
R e b e c c a M . Ye a t t e r, W i l l i a m A . B a t t e n , J a m e s W. M c C u t c h e o n , R o b e r t H .
Kirkpatrick, Karen A. Laskowski,
student pilots received dual
F r e d e r i c k R . Vo g e l , B a r r y R . F e i s t , Te r r y L . P a l m e r, M a r y F. S m i t h , D a l l a s
instruction and flying time in
R. Short, Daniel M. Moore, Teresa L. Van Fossen, Bruce E. Parkes, Charles E.
Janzer and Shane A. Mooney.
the squadron's Tri-Champion
airplane and gained valuable
Southeast Region
flying experience by operating
Joan M. Morse, Monte C. Russell, Dianne L. Bonning, Larry L. Granfietd,
SteVen E. Anlage, David Allan DugJid, Terry D. Martin,
out of a small airfield, officials
H e r m a n J . R i g d o n , J r. , T h e r e s a M . J o n e s , W i l l i a m J . J o n e s , J a m e s R
said,
W i r s h i n g , R i c k y R . Wo r d e n , D o n a l d F. R i c k m a n , D o r o t h y E . S e l l e r s , K a t h y L .
All those engaged in the
Pezzato,
M a r k K . We l l s , S u s a n K a y P u t n a m , Ti m o t h y W. N e a l , M i c h a e l E . B e a t e y, operation also participated in a
John C. Lovelady, James A. Walker and Roberto Garcia.
simulated search and rescue
North Central Region
mission and ground rescue teams
C h r i s t o p h e r A . D e a r i n g e r , D i a n a L . R e e t z , K a t h y M . B a l l , B o n n i e J . gained additional training when
Forslund, Jean A. Noel, Amy E. Ray, Steven E. Blaise, Paul W. Moorer, James
they were ordered to rescue a
W. Christiansen, Richard R. Johnson, Richard B. Sorenson, Daniel K. Schauer
simulated victim of a downed
and Robert E. Smith.
airplane from an area within
Southwest Region
hiking distance of the airport.
S t e v e n E . D r a n e , D e a n S . F o x , N a n c y J . K i n g s l e y, J u l i a A . O v e r s t r e e t ,
Russell E. Matzkanin, Larry C. Clement, Larry D. Reid,
Tl~e victim was located in a
Dennis L. Robbins, David E. Brassfield, William H. Key II, George D.
densely wooded area and had to
Luckey, John A. Conner, Randy W. Webb,
be carried out to safety.
J i m m y W. L a v e s p e r e , D w i g h t L D e a t h e r a g e , D a r w i n A . S p a r k m a n a n d
Randolph L. Munoz.
B ased at Smith-Reynolds
Airport, the Winston-Salem
Rocky Mountain Region
Composite Squadron is under
Jeffrey S. Hart. Gary M. Renclla, David L. Binney and Newell H. Ray.
the command of 1st. Lt. Jack D.
Pacific Region
M o o r e fi e l d , C A P. B i v o u a c
G a r y F. F l e t c h e r, D e b o r a h A . M o r r i s , B a r b a r a E . w o o t t e n , C h r i s t o p h e r E . commanders were 2nd Lts.
Fryatt, Deb'orah A. O'Hare, Joseph P. Monaghan,
Gh~ster Copple and John
Michael .L. Pucsley, ~ R~icha~4 ~,0~, Vosset, ?M|chael R~'Eo~k~idge,' CUrtis S.
"~
Crisp, Alan I. Eqr~son *Kerry T.,Ric;hards and Ker~neth L~ Mogle.t .
Cummif~gs.
Northeast Region

COOKS BREAKFAST-Bacon, eggs and grits are on the menu
as 2nd Lt. Chester Copple, Winston-Salem Composite
Squadron's executive officer, turns cook to prepare breakfast
for 32 members of the squadron taking part in a bivouac at
Twin Lakes Airport, N.C. He prepares the food in the
squadron's kitchen equipped bus at the training site. (CAP
Photo by Winston-Salem Squadron)

Manual Vital To Members
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--The
newly published CAP Manual
50-9 "Cadet Special Activities"
has been sent to the field and is
of particular interest to senior
members wishing to support the
organization's special activities
program.
Senior members are
desperately needed every year to
act as project officers,
encampment commanders, staff
members and escorts.
CAP senior members are
advisors to the cadets at these
activities and help evaluate the
activities and cadets annually so
that improvements may be made
in cadet selection, timing~

curriculum and program.
The Cadet Special Activities
for 1971 were listed in the
centerfold last month of the
Civil Air Patrol News and all
members were asked to review
them to find a special activity
suited to their interests.
Application procedures are
covered in the 1971 application
and selection brochure.
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FAA AVIATION NEWS Nobody we know is going to have a
flying accident, especially not you, but on the outside chance
something should happen, the difference between survival and
disaster might weigh less than two pounds.!
Look around your airplane and what do you see in the way of
survival equipment: That can of fruit juice you bought two years
ago that was going to be the start of your survival kit? Throw it
away, it's probably worthless how. What else? The fishing line
and hook stashed away in the envelope near the wing root?
You gave that to the kid who ~vashed the plane two years ago.!
Nothing else? No pocket knife? No matches - oh, you don't
smoke?!
With the rapidly growing acceptance of air travel, especially in
general aviation aircraft, pilots have paid diminishing attention
to personal survival in the event of a forced landing where
rescue might be delayed for days.!
Yet, individual survival kits can be assembled at very little cost
from readily available off-the-shelf items you can pick up in any
supermarket.. The principal ingredient in any survival kit is
action: P~T IT TOGETHER NOW! Planned kits, to be
assembled later, are useless.!
Starting with the first aid items, the two-pound kit will include
bandaids, a roll of half-inch adhesive tape, a pack of X-acto
knife blades, a tube of antiseptic oitment for burns and
lacerations, aspirin, water purification tablets, ammonia inhalbrs
and triangle bandages.!
This is a minimum of first aid supplies. Other items may be
added but keep the emphasis on lightness and storability.!
Now for food. Supermarket shelves are crammed with a wide
variety of concer~trated soup mixes, bouillon cubes (chicken
and beef), dehydrated coffee and milk, sugar, salt, hard candy
and vitamin

NOT OUT

capsules. Pack an assortment of each of these in a
compact cube wrapped in several layers of heavy duty
aluminum foil. If needed, the foil later can be formed into
cooking utensils. Don't forget the necessary water
carried in a plastic container.!
Pemmican Supreme Pemmican, an old Indian favorite in
concentrated food and still a staple where weight and
space are important considerations, might make a
valuable addition to your personal survival kit. Here is
the way Capt. Daniel H. Seal and S/Sgt. Dorman K.
Roberts of the School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks
AFB, Tex., make their new, improved, tastier version as
reported in Airman Magazine.!
Take equal portions of hickory-smoked, crisp, dried beef
and pecans, plus one-half portion of crisp dried pitted
dates. Put these through an ordinary food chopper
separately and then mix together and grind the whole
batch again.!
Pack in bars of approximately three ounces, cover first
with two layers of thin plastic sandwich wrap, then a
double thickness of heavyweight aluminum foil. If the bar
develops mold spots after storage, scrape them away.
The mold is harmless though unappetizing in
appearance.!
Into the cockpit kit should go equipment for living -off the
land. Some 50 feet of high-strength fishing line and a
half-dozen fish hooks are basic. A gill net is a good
addition and so is a length of light wire from the aircraft
for use as a snare for small game.!
A scout knife, along with a pocket whetstone, is the
single most important tool. You can literally crave a path
to survival with it- provided you treat it as a knife and not
a pinch bar.!
Other desirable items in the kit include a waterproof
match container (there are commercial ones available
which include compass and striking edge built into the
case); waterproof matches; heat tablets; needles; safety
pins; a file; a plastic roll-up canteen (gallon size); mirror
for signaling; a button compass, and a penlight flashlight
(keep batteries

Beacon Transmitters PrOve
Worth During Emergencies
M A XW E L L A FB,
Ala.--Electronic beacon
transmitters are continuing to
prove their worth in emergency
situations,
Althougb each of the
following rescues took place in
Alaska, they demonstrate the
effectiveness of emergency
locator beacons in speeding
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case, the emergency signal was
heard by aircraft in theareaand
an immediate search initiated.
Survival statistics have proved
the importance of early rescue
whether it be.in Alaska or
Florida.
* * *
On May 2, Cessna 180,
N7977V, was reported overdue
with two people on board.

Colorado Wing Takes Part
In Electronic Search Test
BROOMFIELD, Colo.-Colorado Wing, the Federal Aviation
Administration and the National Bureau of Standards recently ran a
test of electronic search equipment.
T h e N o v. 6 m i s s i o n u s e d
increase to 50 miles at
three CAP aircraft and an FAA
7,000-10,000 feet and to 100
flight inspehtion aircraft to
miles at 20,000 feet.
check reception from a Bureau
O n S a t u r d a y, N o v e m b e r 7 .
o f S t a n d a r d s t r a n s m i t t e r. T h e C A P p i l o t s u s e d a u r a l s e a r c h
procedures to locate an
transmitter power output was
set to provide a signal strength emergency beacon. The pilots
were given a 30-minute briefing
of 6 microvolts per meter at a
distance of 25 miles. The aircraft o n F A A p r o c e d u r e s a n d t h e
flew an arc 25 miles from the 9D-degree audio fade search
pattern. Although none of them
transmitter and reported the
signal as weak beyond 21 miles.
had any previous experience in
electronic search they had no
When the signal power was
problems in locating the beacon.
boosted to produce 9 microvolts
per meter at 25 miles all aircraft
Five aircraft took part in the test
and all were able to locate the
recorded adequate signals at 35
to 50 miles distance. From this beacon within one-half mile of
its actual location.
t h e FA A d e d u c e d t h a t a n
B o t h C A P a n d FA A p e o p l e
acceptable aural signal should be
received by an aircraft at 3,500 t a k i n g p a r t i n t h e t e s t w e r e
feet above fiat terrain at 25 enthusiastic about electronic
m i l e s f r o m t h e b e a c o n . T h e beacons in search and rescue
operations.
~,
reception ,distance should

Employes of the Alaska Fish and
Game Department, they were
counting moose along with
south side of the Brooks Range.
While checking a wolf kill,
their aircraft struck some scrub
and flipped over. The men were
located during the night by a
civilian volunteer who had
picked up their emergency
beacon transmission. The
Kotzebue CAP recovered the
men at first light.

separate, out of flashlight).
Kits can be custom made to suit the terrain where
you do most of your flying. Important considerations
are storability, weight and compactness. Resist the
temptation to turn what should be a very sparse kit
into a portable version of a supermarket and sporting
goods store.
IF FORCED DOWN, remain in the vicinity of the
aircraft - it's bigger than you, more colorful and more
likely to be seen from the air. In snowy weather try
to keep the wings and horizontal stabilizer clear of
snow - the reflective surfaces act as a signal mirror.
The ability to spot downed flyers is the single
most difficult problem facing rescuers. And it needn't
be. The countryside, in its natural state, tends to be
placid and unchanged. The quickest way to attract
attention is to change the appearance of the terrain
around you. This is relatively easy to do - an "SOS"
trampled into the snow, an "X" made with boughs, a
smudge fire - all serve to disturb the face of the
terrain. The variations are endless.
Frame of mind is a major factor of survival and
this can be preconditioned by planning. If you filed a
flight plan, as recommended by the FAA, you can
feel confident that you will be missed and the
searchers will have some idea where to look for you.
The will to survive, backed up by a little
knowledge and the understanding that survival is hard
work, can make the difference beteen life and death.
The will to live was demonstrated by a man and a
'woman who survived for 78 days on nothing but
water. Their eventual rescue came when searchers
spotted a flag they had fashioned from aircraft fabric
and tied to a tree. Survival experts rate boredom as
one of the most corrosive factors in the will to
survive. This can be defeated by leadership - of self
and others.
A basic ingredient is "doing things" - making your
"camp" even better, even if it means doing tedious
things repeatedly, and sticking to a routine where
tasks have to be done on a regular, scheduled basis.

CAP Members Offered
Air University Course
MAXWELL AFB, Aia.-At the annual meeting of the
n a t i o n a l b o a r d o f C A P, A i r F o r c e S e c r e t a r y R o b e r t C .
Seamans Jr. called on citizen-airmen of CAP to explain Air
Force problems in the 1970s clearly to the American
people.

Secretary Seamans said: '~rhe
military threat must be clearly
understood, as well as the Air
Force role in national defense. If
the people, through/~h~
Congress, are going to approve
necessary new weapon systems,
they will have to have a much
better understanding of our
On Sept. 10, PA-186N5554H requirements than in the past."
crashed with two persons on
The curriculum of the Air
h o a r d . A s e a r c h a n d r e s c u e U n i v e r s i t y ' s A i r Wa r C o l l e g e
mission developed when a light (AWC) Correspondence Program
a i r p l a n e h e a r d a n e m e r g e n c y provides this knowledge and the
signal from a locator beacon on
course can be accomplished on
1 2 1 . 5 M H z . T h e p i l o t l o c a t e d an individual basis or through
the source of the signal on the group study classe~ Enrollment
Chicka!oon Flats, south of
is open to U.S. active and
Anchorage. Rescue was
inactive duty officers of any
accomplished 25 minutes after
component of the armed services
the initial call to Search and
(including CAP) in the grade of
Rescue.
lieutenant colonel or above, and
to U.S. Federal civilian
On Sept. 22, PA-18/N1977P employes, GS-13 or above, and
landed 25 miles west of
majors on a selection list for
Nencena, low on fuel. On Sept.
lieutenant colonel. A limited
23 a search was initiated when number of active and inactive
an Air Force helicopter, en route
duty officers of any component
from Eielson AFB to Elmendorf of the armed services (including
AFB, picked up emergency
CAP) in the grade of major who
beacon signal.
have completed a command and
A n H H - 3 h e l i c o p t e r , s e n t staff course (either in residence
from Eielson AFB, located the
or by correspondence) or ICAF
PA-18. The PA-18's emergency are also eligible for enrollment.
signal was picked up by
Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis,
numerous aircraft, as far away as USAF, national commander, in
60 mile~
his letter of August 24,
The pilot was retu~ed
requested ~CAPRegion and Wing
uninjured to the Fairba~fl~ area.
Commanders to encourage

eligible CAP officers to enroll in
the AWC Correspondence
Programs. Eligible CAP
personnel may enroll in these
programs by forwarding a
c o m p l e t e d a p p l i c a t i o n , AW C
Form 0-6, Enrollment Record,
to Air War College (AWCEDA),
M a x w e l l A F B , A l a . 3 6 11 2 .
Sample forms have been made
available to each CAP region and
wing commander. If necessary,
these forms can be reproduced
locally.

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Hawaii Adopts 'New Look'
In Cadet Flying Training

v!
HONOLULU, Hawaii--Cadets!
from the Kona Composite and!
Maui Squadrons of the Hawaii!
t Wing were among the first to!
participate in a "new look"!
cadet flying training orientation on the island.!
The program, originated by Col. Eugene Kerwin shortly after his appointment as permanent wing
commander, is being conducted under supervision of SM Patricia M. Davis, wing director of operations.

"I earned a degree in
education because I like working
with teen-agers and as a pilot I
am enthused about this type of
program. I'm glad to have the
time to become actively
involved," she said.
The first ground school and
flying was conducted at Kona
over a two-day period. Mrs.
Davis instructed the ground
Simmons, who holds a private s c h o o l p h a s e a n d S M A l d e n
N E W Y O R K , N . Y. - - F. P e t e r
Simmons, director of advanced p i l o t ' s l i c e n s e , j o i n e d C A P i n A v e r y W a s i n c h a r g e o f t h e
April as a special advisor to
space astronomy at the
half-hour training flight for each
G r u m m a n A e r o s p a c e C o r p . i n Colonel Strauss who said that
cadet.
Simmons is perhaps best
Bethpage, N.Y., has been named
The training includes a
remembered as the survivor of a
general orientation or
chief of staff of New York Wing,
walk-through on all phases from
according to an announcement p r i v a t e p l a n e c r a s h i n t h e
Adirondacks in August 1969.
by Col. Jesse Strauss, wing
aircraft preflight, use of
He was flying his Cherokee
navigational aids, runway
commander.
140 on a clear night when he selection, working with air
was whipped by a sudden
controllers, aircraft controls,
downdraft.
instruments and a half-hour
A SAR mission pilot spotted
cross country flight.
Simmons and he was rescued by
The program, to be run in
helicopter hours after the crash.
conjunction with the glider
MAXWELL AFB, AIa.--A
program, is designed to give the
1 6 - y e a r . o l d c o r p o r a l i n t h e He suffered extensive injuries to
B r i t i s h A i r Tr a n s p o r t C o r p s i s legs, head and face, ~but has
cadets a well-rounded look at
seeking a pen pal from among
recovered completely.
aviation
and aerospace
Simmons has written
education.
the cadets in Civil Air Patrol.
He invites any cadet to write n u n e r o u s p a p e r s o n a i r c r a f t
simulation, navigational
to E. D. Thuriing, Ely Road,
computers and central systems,
H i l g a y, D o w n h a m M a r k e t ,
Norfolk, England.
and holds patents in those fields.

Rescued Man Wins Key Job

Briton Seek~
CAP Pen Pals

Florida Planning
Fly-In Breakfast

FAA Moves Ahead
With Enroute ATC
The basic function of this
system is to process information
on individual flights stored in
the central computer complex
and present to the controller.
The data is electronically written
on the radar scope and moved
automatically with its associated
aircraft target. The display
components are to be installed
at NAFEC as part of a system
support facility.
Hyperion was awarded
$500,000 for spare power
supply parts and modules for
common radar digitizer
installations. The digitizers are
located at the long-range radar
antenna sites and convert raw
radar signals into computer
language. It then transmits this
data via telephone lines to
c o m p u t e r s l o c a t e d i n FA A a i r
route traffic control centers and
Air Force air defense facilities.
The computers process the data
and put it in a format for display
.on the radar scopes used by air
traffic controllers.
J FAA presently has the
Jcomputer capability of
processing flight plan data at 14
PORTLAND, Ore.---Cadets o f t h e 2 0 e n r o u t e c o n t r o l
f r o m t h e G a t e w a y C o m p o s i t e centers serving the continental
Squadron of the Oregon Wing
United States. In the next phase,
were recently cited by the
the computers will be used to
Portland Traffic Safety
track controlled flights
Commission for their assistance
automatically and tag each
to the annual "Schools Open target with a small block of
Safety Drive,"
information which will be
Cadets called on retail stores w r i t t e n e l e c t r o n i c a l l y o n t h e
radar scope used by controliers.
and other businesses in the
Eventually, the system will take
downtown Portland area to
on additional air traffic control
display posters reminding functions such as potential
motorists to watch out for
traffic conflicts and suggesting
children while driving.
ways of resolving them, provide
A d d i t i o n a l s a f e d r i v i n g flow Control advice in congested
can:jpaig, ns wereplan~ed~f~r later terminal situations and sequence
airport arrivals.
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Award
of two contracts totaling $1.2
million for equipment and
services related to the continuing
program for automating the
F e d e r a l A v i a t i o n
Administration's en route air
traffic control system were
announced recently by Secretary
of Transportation John A.
Volpe.
The contracts were awarded
to the Raytheon Company of
S u d b u r y, M a s s . a n d H y p e r i o n
Industries Corp. of Watertown,
Mass.
Raytheon was awarded
$707,615 for installation,
checkout and maintenance of
display components for use with
the IBM Display Channel
Processing Equipment at FAA's
National Aviation Facilities
Experimental Center (NAFEC),
Atlantic City, N. J.

Commission Praiscs

Gateway Sq. Cadets

L A N TA N A , F I a . - - A . fl y - i n
breakfast, featuring a menu of
pancakes and sausages with all
the trimmings, is being planned
from 7:30 a.m. ~ 1:30 p,m.,
Feb. 7, at the Palm~ 13each
County Park Airport here.
The event is being
co-sponsored by the Lantana
Kiwanis Club and Lantana-Lake
Worth CAP Squadron.
Throughout the morning
t h e r e w i l l b e displays and
demonstrations o f n e w a n d
antique airplanes for aviation
minded people attending the
breakfast.
Proceeds from the breakfast
will go to youth activities,
officials reported.

Wing Cites Commander
For His Leadership
at the Ramada Inn in St. Louis,
He relinquished his command of
the Missouri Wing to become
Johnston was honored for his
achievements in Civil Air Patrol deputy for senior Waning in the
w h e n h e w a s h o s t e d a t t h e North Central Region.
recent Missouri wing conference
Colonel Johnston se~'ved as
wing commander four years and
as deputy commander two years.
During the conference Col.
William B. Cass, Iowa wing
commander, presented Colonel
Johnston honorary membership
in the Blue Berets, a group of
elite cadets who are specialists in
search and rescue, survival,
physical fitness and military
discipline. He also received a
plaque from members of the
wing as a gesture of their
appreciation of his leadership.
Col. William Ramsey, North
Central Region commander, was
the key speaker for afternoon
session of the conference. Also
addressing the delegates later in
the afternoon was Harold Bacon,
an employee of the National
Aeronautical and Spa~e
Administration, who discussed
the cadet activities program, i

COMMANDER COMMENDED-Col. Clark Johnston, outgoing
commander of the Missouri Wing, displays a plaque he received
from members of his command at the recent wing conference
in St. Louis. The plaque was a gesture of appreciation to
Colonel Johnston for his leadership over the past four years.
(CAP Photo courtesy of the Missouri Wing)

JANUARY
_

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CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

1971

Res.cue Teams in Forefront of Crises
S A N J U A N , P. R . - P o n c e c a d e t J o s e B a t i s t a s w a m t h e
turbulent Jacaguas river to rescue four people stranded on
the roof of a house being engulfed by rising waters
recently to become one of the heroes among CAP
personnel engaged in emergency relief operations here.
Batista rescued the family
from the roof by stringing a rope
from the shore to the house top from torrential rains which fell
and guiding the four to safety.
for 35 days in a continuous
Later the same day, he dove into downpour.
the Guayo River to snatch a
The flood was described as
year-old baby being carried
the worst catastrophe to hit the
island since a hurricane in 1928.
downstream to certain death.
T h e i s l a n d o f P u e r t o R i c o Civil Air Patrol units, along with
suffered an estimated $65.4
the American Red Cross and
million in damage to personal
Civil Defense personnel, met the
challenge head on and were
property, business and lifestock
responsible for much of the
rescue work accomplished
during the crises.
Not content with his rescue
actions, Cadet Batista later that
night supervised the feeding of
88 children and 200 adults at
the rescue center left homeless
as a result of the flooding.
Working continuously with little
or no rest from Oct. 7 through
12, he collapsed from overwork
and was hospitalized.
ASHEVILLE, N.C.--A
Another Civil ' Air Patrol
simulated search and rescue r e s c u e t e a m f r o m t h e R i o
operations launched by the Piedras High School Cadet
Asheville Squadron was Squadron (Republica de
successfully concluded despite C o l u m b i a ) w o r k e d a r o u n d t h e
high winds, low clouds and snow c l o c k f o r fi v e d a y s a n d
sh0wers prevailing over the
performed most of the rescue
search area.
work and relief operations in the
Object of the search was a
Bayamon, Catano, Rio Piedres,
Cessna 182 airplane reported
Puerto Nuevo, Comerio and
overdue on a flight over the
Patillas areas.
Great~ff~n~keT~Mountains -trom
~ T- h e t e s m , ~ 4 t n d e ~ t h e S e ' v i e r v i l l e , T e n n . , t o command of C/lst. Lta Ricardo
Hendersonvllle, N.C.
Guerrero and Rafael Ortiz, was
As the weather in the target credited with saving the lives of
area precluded an air search,/st. many people and livestock.
L t . R . E . H i m b e r g e r, m i s s i o n
The team also was credited
coordinator, sent ground crews w i t h s a v i n g t h e l i f e o f a
into the area as the possible 50-year-old woman who had
crash site from clues given in the earlier suffered a heart attack
assigned problem.
when they carried her 50 yards
F u r t h e r c l u e s f o u n d b y t h e through waist-deep waters to the
search teams led to the discovery safety of the Catano Dispensary.
of the wreckage in Turkey Cover
She was then sent by ambulance
o n t h e n o r t h s i d e o f C r a b t r e e to the district hospital.
Bald in the edge of the Smokies.
While engaged in the rescue
T h e fi n d w a s m a d e b y M a j . operations, the Piedras Cadet
Squadron team encountered
Mark L. Watkins, 2nd Lt.
Ronald C. Wallen of the
much difficulty from elderly
Asheville Squadron and Cadet
residents in the flood ravaged
Chuck Henry of the Haywood areas who were reluctant to
County Squadron.
leave their homes despite the
P e r s o n n e ] f r o m
impending peril.
He ndersonville, Haywood
At times, these people left
County Squadrons and Group
rescue almost too late had to be
IV Headquarters participated in evacuated to safety by cadets
the ground search operations.
through neck-high waters.
Lt. Col. Foy Reese, Group IV
After the floods were brought
commander, in pronouncing the u n d e r c o n t r o l , C i v i l A i r P a t r o l
mission a complete success,
teams stayed behind to begin
stated this type of operation
mopping up operations and won
further demonstrated that CAP
much praise and thanks from
personnel still can accomplish
local officials for living up to the
their mission when search planes h i g h e s t t r a d i t i o n i n C i v i l A i r
are grounded.
Patrol.

N.C. Wing
SAR Test
Successful

EDUCATION AWARD PRESENTED-The
Southeast Region's 1970 Aerospace Trophy is
presented to Cadet Lorenzo~ Catalan (left) of
the Puerto Rico Wing. The award was presented

Filing Incorrect Information Causes
CAP Headquarters Concern
M A X W E L L A F B ,
Ala.--"Cadets have not been
using the proper serial numbers
when submitting examinations,
achievement contracts or other
correspondence to National
Headquarters and the result is
serious confusion," said Lt. Col.
Donald R. Hayes, USAF, cadet
program director at CAP-USAF
Headquarters.
He explained while the
computer is a time saver and a
useful management tool it can
only record what is fed into its
memory banks. Problems arise
when the computer tries to
locate or identify cadets by unit
charter number, serial number
and name with incorrect
information that has been sent
to this headquarters.
The correct serial number can
be found on the cadet's
membership card and the
computer has the capability to
use either a headquarters-assigned serial number or in some
cases an individual's social

security number.!
Some cadets want to change their
serial numbers to be the same as
their social security numbers, said
Colonel Hayes and acknowledges
this allowable if the cadet takes
appropriate steps to change the
number. But in many cases the
individual uses an improper serial
number and the computer cannot
trace him.!
"The only valid serial number and
the number by which cadets

Oregon Seel~
Missing Plane
In SAR Test

PO RTLAND, Ore.--Oregon
Wing search and rescue~eams for
the first time used a fo~mer
mission for a missing plane as
the basis for grading its annual
search and rescue exercise. The
missing plane went down last
December somewhere between
Eugene and Medford, an
extremely densely wooded area
of Oregon.
Members of 32 CAP
squadrons from the Oregon Wing
met in Rosenburg recently under
wing commander, CoL O. A.
excellent by Civil Defense
handled skillfully by CAP
Donaldson, in an effort to find
radio'logical teams, officials
the mission plane as a seven-man
observers at the scene.
Capt. Ben C. Harris, the
reported.
Air Force team graded the
Maj. Robert N. Logan, of the exercise.
wing's Civil Defense coordinator,
triggered the test and mission
Lockheed.Marietta Squadron
More than 100 cadets and
h e a d q u a r t e r s w a s s e t u p a t and mission commander, praised senior members were involved in
t h e e x e r c i s e i n c l u d i n g 11
D obbins and operations at various units and personnel
involved in the missions saying it airplanes, 7 ground vehicles and
McCollum Airport, 12 miles
was the finest demonstration of 3 radio stations. Although all the
away.
Problems arising from a
skill he had seen demonstrated clues were closely investigated
simulated nuclear attack were
in this type of exercise.
the airplane wasnot found"

Georgia Excels in Civil Defense Te:
DOBBINS AFB, Ga.--Georgia
Wing recently held a Civil
Defense exercise and all
squadrons were alerted by radio
or landline immediately after the
alert was called.
S o m e 1 9 C A P a n d
privately-owned airplanes, 26 air
crews, 62 senior members and
30 cadets were involved in the
exercise which was judged

recently at a meeting by Dr. Ramon MeUado,
Puerto Rico's Secretary of Education. Cadet
Catalan accepted the trophy on behalf of the
cadets in the wing.

can be identified is on their
membership card," Colonel
Hayes said. If a cadet has
recently requested a change in
serial number it is advisable to
reflect both the old and the new
serial number for at least 90
days on any correspondence
with headquarters, officials
stated.
Commanders and unit testing
officers are encouraged to verify
all serial numbers on contracts
submitted, examinations, etc.,
with the Cadet membership card
and the monthly membership
listing provided to each u~it. If
there is a conflict between these
two numbers, individuals have
been requested to notify CAP's
National Headquarters so that
appropriate action can be taken.

CAP Member Earns
Medal From AFA
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Lt.
Col. Richard Palen, a member of
the Minnesota Wing staff, was
recently presented the Air Force
Association Medal of Merit at
t h e A FA N a t i o n a l C o n v e n t i o n
here.
Colonel Palen has served in
Civil Air Patrol since 1941. He
was given the award for
distinguished service to
aerospace power in furthering
the development of the Air
Force Association.
,

JANUARY' ,1971

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

PAGE 14

Cadets
Rescue
Scouts

NATIONAL COMMANDER'S CITATION-Lt. Col. George A.
Field (right), of the New York wing, receives the National
Commander's Citation Senior Member Award for his
accomplishments in the wing. Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis,
USAF, CAP's national commander, presented the award at a
recent ceremony at which he congratulated the CAP officer on
his achievements. (Photo Courtesy of Maj. Sid Birns, CAP,
New York Wing Photographer)

Oregon Wing Mourns
Colonel Angle's Death
PORTLAND, Ore.--Lt. Col.
Hugh L. Angle, one of the
founders of Civil Air Patrol in
the Portland area in December
1941, died here Oct. 22.
In the 29 years he had been a
member of Civil Air Patrol, he
had served in a number of staff
positions in the Oregon Wing,
the last being that of
i n f o r m a t i o n o f fi c e r. H e w a s
appointed wing commander in
1957.
In 1943, he volunteered and
served as civilian flight instructor
for the Army Air Corps at
Tulare, Calif. After World War

II, he returned to Portland and
became commander of Portland
Squadron No. 1, one of the
oldest squadrons in continuous
e x i s t e n c e i n C A P. '
During his long service, he
gave more than 1,000
orientation rides to cadets and
flew many search and rescue
missions and scores of practice
missions in his own and CAP
aircraft.
He was a master jeweler in
civilian life, having retired in
January 1970. Survivors include
four
h i s w i d o w, a s i s t e r,
children, and a grandchild.

LET'S STICK TOGETHER might well be the motto of Civil
Air Patrol and the Christmas Seal Campaign in Hawaii. The
50th state's 1970 campaign chairman, Ramona Kaanohi Kula
Dudoit, displays the slogan with which Hawaii Wing
Commander Col. Euegene A. Kerwin concurs.

RANDOLPH, N.H.--Cadets
of the Sudbury (Mass.) Cadet
S q. recently received some
unscheduled training as a
weekend training mission turned
into a rescue mission.
The cadets had camped on
the slopes of Mt. Crescent near
here and travelled up the path to
Peboamauk Cascade. A girl scout
troop was also on a weekend
outing in the same area.
As the girls started down the"
slope of the gulch, the rocks and
shale on a ledge they were
crossing began to give way
causing a small avalanche below.
Quick action by the cadets,
under the supervision of
E mergency Services Director
Kenneth Pendleton of Hudson,
Mass., brought the girls to safety
without any injury.

D E C O R AT E D - L t . C o l . W i l l i a m H . C a h i l l ( r i g h t ) o f t h e
Louisiana Wing is congratulated by Lt. Gen. David Wade,
Louisiana's adjutant general, on receiving Civil Air Patrol's Gill
Robb Wilson Award. Cahill, Louisiana Wing's deputy
commander, earned the award after winning the Phase IV
Leadership medal with a silver star and the Aerospace ribbon
with a bronze star. (CAP Photo Courtesy of the Louisiana
Wing)

Congressman Inspects Gro up
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y.--Rep. Rep. King also was flown over the area for a first hand!
C a r l t o n J . K i n g , R - N . Y. , a look at pollution and the environmental situation in the area
ranking member of the House
Since its activation in 1965,
Navy Accepts Cadet Thomas
Armed Services Committee,~
the Tri-Counties Group has
Ashland, Ore.--Cadet Kip
took time out recently to
participated in 20 REDCAPS.
Thomas of the Ashland
flew massive mercy mismons in
inspect facilities of Civil Air
Patrol's Tri-Counties Group at Squadron has been accepted for the wake of a blizzard last year.
and assisted the National
the Warren County Airport here. the Navy Flight Training program Transportation Safety Board m

with the initial rank of ensign.!
an investigation of a Mohawk
A junior at Southern Oregon
~Airline crasl~ near Glen FaUz,
l a w m a k e r, r e - e l e c t e d i n ~College, Thomas was formally N . Y.
inducted into the Navy
November to his sixth term in
T h e u n i t ' s m e d i c a l o f fi c e r,
the House of Representatives,Flight :Training Program at
Dr. Philip Snell, is credited with
Seattle, ~Wash. After receiving f o r m u l a t i n g a b l o o d a i r l i f t
had high praise for the unit, one
of the most active in upstate his bachelor of science degree in s h u t t l e p r o g r a m f o r t h e R e d
Cross. The highly-successful
New York in air search and~1972, Thomas will report to
Pensacola, Florida to begin his operation flew emergency blood
rescue and in other emergency
airlift missions on six occasions
pilot's training.
service activities.
in 1970.

AWARD WINNERS-Rep. Joe D. Waggoner Jr.,
Dem.,La., presents Amelia Earhart Award in a
recent ceremony at Barksdale AFB, La., to
three cadets of the First Aerospace Cadet Sq.
Receiving the awards are, from left: C]Capt.

Willis Stringer, rescue team commander;S/Maj.
John H. Winner IV, deputy cadet commander;
and C/Lt. Col. Angelique Clement, cadet
commander.

JANUARY 1971

PAGE !$

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

1970--Year of Change
for CAP Corporation

SPAATZ AWARD PRESENTED-Cadet Col. Rick H. Busig of
t h e Va n c o u v e r C o m p o s i t e S q u a d r o n , O r e g o n W i n g , i s
presented the SPAATZ Award by Big. Gen. Richard N. Ellis,
national commander. The 18-year-old cadet is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Busig of Vancouver, Wash.

M A X W E L L A F B ,
Ala--Change, expansion and
involvement in many new areas
of national interest were among
the events that shaped Civil Air
Patrol's outlook during 1970.
Some of the news items which
affected members of
the
organization follow:
Feb. 4
More than a dozen
high-ranking Air Force and Civil
Air Patrol officials participated
in the fourth annual meeting of
the CAP Advisory Panel in
Washington, D.C. Its purpose is
to advise the secretary of the Air
Force on CAP policy.
*

* *

June 1-7
Civil Air Patrol volunteers

General duPont Sets Pace
For Civil A ir Patrol Pilots
M A X W E L L A F B ,
Ala.--Leading by example is a
way of life for Brig. Gen. Samuel
H . d u P o n t J r. , C A P, n a t i o n a l
board chairman, .who recently
set the pace for Civil Air Patrol
pilots by passing his FAA flight
check.

FAA Contracts
FOr New iLS- ~- ~Remote Monitors

General du Pont received the
following statement of
competency from Argil L.
Axford, chief, operating unit,
General Aviation District Office
at the Municipal Airport, Kan.:
"This is to certify that Smuel
Hallock du Pont, Jr., P.O. Box
48-1367, Miami, Fla. 33148,
holder of Airline Transport Pilot
~h i~rtificate No. 1314571, has on
demonstrated his ability to pilot
Lear 25 aircraft in instrument
flight in accordance with Federal
Aviation Regulation 135.131.
"The following instrument
approach procedures considered
likely to be used were
satisfactorily demonstrated to
the IFR minin'lums as prescribed
i n FA R P a r t 9 7 : V O R , I L S ,
ADF and Localizer (BC~.

"H~ is qualified to serve as
pilot-in-command in small
aircraft operated under the
t e r m s o f A i r Ta x i / C o m m e r c i a l
Operator Certificate No.
5S0-155 held by DuJet Inc."

Electronic

(Continued from Page 1)
capabilities and prices.
Emergency Beacon
Corporation Model EBC-102A is
a 100MW transmitter with a
forward-operating impact
switch.
The Micro Electronics LIFE
PA K o f f e r s 2 2 5 M W o u t p u t ,
stainless steel case, and an
omni-directional impact switch.
Emergency Beacon
Corporation's Model EBC 302
has a computerized impact
switch that discriminates
between an actual crash and an
i n a d v e r t e n t j a r. I t a l s o h a s a
power output of 300 MW.
All three beacons come with
mounting brackets and can be
Cadets and senior members activated manually. They also
who qualify should begin now
meet all present specifications of
their preparations to apply for
FA A , F C C , a n d t h e s t a t e s o f
1971 scholarships and grants.
Alaska, California and
Everyone is reminded that the
Washington.
DEADLINE for receipt of
Two types of VHF receivers
applications in National
will be available. Both the
Headquarters is April 1, 1971.
E m e r g e n c y B e a c o n
Of the total 61 scholarships
Corporation's DF-88 and Micro
and grants offered for 1971,
Electronic's VH-12 present
t h e r e w i l l b e 1 2 f o u r - y e a r visual homing information on
scholarships available to new
signals received on the aircraft
applicants, eight one-year
S E L F R I D G E A F B ,
VHF communications receiver.
M i c h . - - C a d e t / S g t . C l a i r e undergraduate grants, four
They both use a panel-mounted
C e n c i c h , 1 4 - y e a r - o l d c a d e t advanced undergraduate grants,
VOR type needle-indicators.
two graduate grants, and five
member of CAP's Macomb
A pilot follows the needle to
technical-vocational grants.
Cadet Squadron and her father,
home in on a VHF* signal.
P r e s e n t l y i n f o r c e a r e 3 0 To . f r o m d i s c r i m i n a t i o n i s
SMSgt. J. R. Cencich, had
scholarships which will be
something to celebrate recently.
automatic so that he never flies
They were both promoted the available 0nly to holders who away from the signal source.
continue their eligibility for the These direction finders do not
same month to their present
grade - she in Civil Air Patrol - he s c h o l a r s h i p s . I f a n y o f t h e
interfere with normal
holders do not continue their communications. They come
in the Air Force.
eligibility, the scholarships thus w i t h a l l i n s t a l l a t i o n h a r d w a r e
Sergeant Cencich Sr. is the
liaison officer for the Michigan
surrendered will be available to and instructions.
W i n g . N a m e d h o n o r c a d e t f o r new applicants.
Bookstore prices and
September, Cadet Cencich has
A p p l i c a t i o n p r o c e d u r e s technical specifications will be
essentially are the same as last
been a member of Civil Air
sent to CAP wing commanders
Patrol since November 1969.
year.
in the near future.
WA S H I N G T O N , D . C . - - T h e
Federal Aviation Administration
has awarded a $205,503
contract to the Electronics and
Manufacturing Corporation of
A l e x a n d r i a , Va . , f o r r e m o t e
monitor receivers for instrument
landing systems (ILS).
The receivers electronically
m o n i t o r I L S s i g n a l s a n d a l e rL
t
operational personnel to any loss
of signal in the transmitting
e l e m e n t s . T h e y w i l l p r o v i d e Ia
complete "go/no-go" status on
ILS installations and eliminate
the costly use of ground I
telephone lines to transmit ILS
monitoring equipment
information to the control tower
or other remote monitoring
location.
The initial contracts call for
101 monitor-receivers which are
slated for installation at ILS sites
;
serving low and medium activity
airports.

,~Scholarships
:And Grants
;Announced

Father, Daughter
Win Promotions

participated in 12 different
emergency service missions
during one week with six wings
being credited by ARRS with
locating search objectives. It was
one of the busiest periods of the
year in the area of emergency
services.
*

*

*

June 22 - Sept. 7
Six hundred thirty-seven
specially-selected cadets
participated in 10 different
special summer seminars and
courses, conducted by Air Force
personnel at 14 different Air
Force installations. During same
period, more than 5,000 other
CA P cadets participated in
week-long encampments at 36
Air Force and other military
installations throughout the
United States.

o f A m e r i c a n p r i s o n e r s o f w a r,
publishing articles about the
subject in the August and
succeeding issues of the Civil Air
Patrol News. During the same
month, Headquarters
CAP-USAF personnel
distributed thousands of
automobile bumper stickers in
support of the campaign.
,
Aug. 22
Gen. John Paul McConnel,
(USAF Ret.), former Air Force
chief of staff, accepted an
appointment as executive
consultant to Civil Air Patrol.
* * *

Sept. 1
The Office of Civil Defense
published a document, known
officially as part E, Chapter 14,
Appendix 2, with Annexes, of
* * *
the Civil Defense Guide, dated
September 70. Intended for
July 2
local CD agencies it outlines and
Civil Air Patrol and Federal
defines the role CAP would play
Aviation Administration signed a
in civil defense activities in case
' ' M e m o r a n d u m o f
U n d e r s t a n d i n g , " p u b l i s h e d b y enemy attack upon this country.
FAA in Advisory Circular 00'32, T h i s d o c u m e n t a n d t h e
' ' M e m o r a n d u m o f
recommending certain concepts
be incorporated in plans for the Understanding,~ signed by FAA
and CAP in July clearly describe
State and Regional Defense
for the time the part CAP would
Airlift Program. The document
be expected to play in a national
outlines and defines the part
emergency.
CAP would play in emergency
,
airlift should the United States
Oct. 9
ever come under enemy attack.
Dr. Robert C. Seamans Jr.,
* * *
secretary of the Air Force,
July'20 --~ug:~ 14
visited "~Headquarters,
More than 200 top-rated CAP
C A P - U S A F, a t M a x w e l l A F B ,
cadets participated in the annual
Ala. for a briefing on CAP's
I n t e r n a t i o n a l A i r C a d e t nationwide activities.
Exchange with the Air Force
s u p p o r t i n g t h i s a c t i v i t y. T h e
Oct. 10
1970 Exchange involved 26
Dr. Robert C. Seamans Jr.,
foreign countries.
Secretary of the Air Force, was
* * *
the principal speaker in
Aug. 1
Washington, D.C., at the
CAP began a campaign in
banquet which closed the annual
support of efforts to secure the m e e t i n g o f C A P ' s N a t i o n a l
relase and/or humane treatment
Board.

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CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

JANUARY 1971

Air Defense: Our Weakest Link?
In the December issue of Air
Force/Space Digest, senior editor John
L. Frisbee has an in-depth article on our
diminishing aerospace defense forces,
Portions of that article - and two chartsare reprinted here.
It may seem a bit strange to
begin a discussion of air defense
by talking about deterrence. If
so, that's only because so many
people have forgotten during the
last few years, that deterrence is
- or should be - a product of
both offensive and defensive
f o r c e s . To o v e r s i m p l i f y t h e
matter, a 100 percent effective
defense would deter attack on
this country, at the very least.
Also. a 100 percent effective
offensive ability would deter
attack on the U.S., and probably
on our allies as well. Since
neither perfect offensive nor
defensive forces are attainable,
deterrence has to be found
through an interaction of
offensive
and
defensive
capabilities.
That statement was both
valid and credible during the
1950s. But during the 1960s, it
lost some of its validity and
most of its credibility. In the last
three years, the statement has
regained a good bit of validity,
but considerably less credibility.
Five years ago, if one chose
to look not far into the
technological future, deterrence
could be based safely on assured
de~tr~.~io~ guaranteed by the
invulnerability of U.S. land and
sea-based missiles. At that time,
the USSR had neither enough
missiles, nor enough accuracy in
its missiles, nor good enough
a n t i- sub ma,rine-warfare
techniques to threaten US
missiles in their silos or at sea.
The Strategic Balance Shifts
To d a y , t h e s i t u a t i o n i s
drastically different. The Soviet
Union, not the US, holds a
numerical advantage in
land-based missiles, including
some 300 SS-9s, each of which is
- or can be made - capable of
delivering three five-megaton
warheads against one or more of
the 1,054 US missile sites. Soviet
construction of both
h u n t e r - k i l l e r a n d
missile-launching submarines
exceeds our owri by a wide
margin. The Soviets are known
to be emphasizing antisubmarine
warfare, apparently with some
success. Their recently discussed
antisatellite capability could be
used to destroy the navigation
satellites that are used to
calculate launch positions for
Polaris submarines, with the
precision that is necessary in
order to hit a target 2,000 miles
away. And the USSR has built a
limited antiballistic missile
defense system, in advance of
our own Safeguard ABM, which
is now in the early stage of its
deployment.
When all of this is added up,
it seems clear that deterrence is
too important to be left solely
to the missiles. That is why the
"triad" of manned bombers,
land.based missiles, and
sea-based missiles has become
increasingly important to US
n a t i o n a l s e c u r i t y. S o m e w h a t

Civil Air Patrol Members should read
the entire article because it offers the
most comprehensive, well-documented
a n a l y s i s w e ' v e seen
on
this
subject.-EDITOR

ironically, technology - which
was thought to have outmoded
the bomber at the dawn of the
missile age - in fact has made it
more important, as technological
advances reduced the earlier
invulnerability of missiles.

patterns: for suppression of US
missile and bomber defenses, to
attack missile sites, as a mop-up
force, or against urban areas
with resulting US casualties
running into the millions.

Bp_mber Forces Compared

Russia's Rampant Air Defenses

When the USSR's medium
bombers are added to its heavy
bomber force, the numerical
balance between US and Soviet
bomber strength looks
considerably different, as shown
in Columns 1 and 4 of Table I.
Opposed by the shrinking and
obsolescing US and Canadian air
defens£..forces, Soviet bombers
probably could deliver from
1,000 to 1.200 nuclear warheads
on U.S. targets without recycling
the force. Soviet bombers could
be used ,in a variety of attack

T h e r e a l S o v i e t
counterbalance, however, is not
so much its medium bomber
force as it is the Russian aii,
defense system. The Soviets have
not reduced their air defense
forces as the US bomber fleet
decreased in size. While
maintaining its quantitative
standing, the Soviet force has
been greatly improved in
q u a l i t y. T h i s h a s b e e n d o n e
through the introduction of very
advanced interceptor aircraft
like the MIG-23 Foxbat - a Math

3, all-weather interceptor - an
airborne warning and control
aircraft similar to, but perhaps
less sophisticated than, the
AWACS we hope to have by the
late 1970s; the long-range,
surface-to-air missile system,
known as Tallin, which may also
have some ABM capability; and
many advanced radars.
C o n v e r s e l y, a s t h e S o v i e t
bomber force remained
quantitatively level while
i m p r o v i n g i n q u a l i t y, U S a i r
defenses have declined
dramatically, especially since
1 9 6 6 , a s s h o w n i n Ta b l e I I . A
comparison of US and Soviet
offensive and defensive strategic
airpower as of mid-1970 is
shown in Columns 2 and 3 of
Table I.
To make a bleak picture even
bleaker, the USSR is known to
have developed a swingwmg
supersonic bomber that is now
in prototype. (See CAP News,
Dec.. '70) Their TU-144
supersonic transport, now flying,
could provide the basis for a
bomber of longer range than the
swingwing.

The drastic cuts in US air
defenses that have taken place
during the past five years were
made in anticipation of force
modernization. Modernization
either has not come at all, or is
progressing at a snail's pace. This
is due in part to the demands of
the Vietnam War, followed by
across-the-board reductions in
the defense budget as US
withdrawal from Southeast Asia
progresses.
Modernization plans of the
late 1960s called for replacing an
obsolescent, vulnerable, and
expensive ground-based system
for controlling the air battle
with an Airborne Warning and
Control System (AWACS) (see
A F / S D , J u n e 1 9 7 0 ) . AWA C S
will have the advantage of high
survivability while airborne, it
will extend the defense
perimeter from 500 to 800 miles
beyond the present limits set by
ground-based radars, and it will
provide effective look-down
radar for locating and tracking
low-flying penetrators.

C O M PA R I S O N O F U S - U S S R B O M B E R A N D A I R D E F E N S E

FORCES

(Strength figures from The Military Balance 1970-1971.
The Institute for Strategic Studies~ London)

In recent years, SAC
bomfiers have given the
US a deterrent lead over
the USSR in deliverable
megatonnage. That lead
looks less certain when
bombers are measured
vs. opposing air defenses.
The ratio of US interceptors to Soviet bombers is 0.6:1 ; of Soviet
interceptors to US bombers from 6:1 to 9:1.
Ratio of SAMs to bombers is even less favorable:
on our side 1.1:1 and
on the Soviet side
from 13:1 to 16:1.

Col. 2
US AerOspace Defense

Col. 3
Soviet Aerospace Defense

Personnel

Personnel

Heavies
Bear

10(3.

550
175
300

250 Aircraft Reg. AF
Squadrons
300 ANG aircraft*

Interceptors

TU-]~6
TU-22 (supersonic)
Navy TU-16

1.215"
300

Minus Tankers
Total

Heavies
8-52 C-F
B-52 H. $

28,000 Army

Mediums

915

*An estimated 300 of the
bombers have been converted to tankers,

Col. 4
US Bombers

Interceptors
3300 aircraft plus 1,400
to 1.500 in Warsaw Pact
air forces

250
255

Mediums
FB-III
Total

35
540

Only a small number of
~,NG interceptors are on
alert, available immediately in case of surprise
attack,
Surface.to.Air Missiles
1,000

Su~ce-to-Air Missiles
8,000 to 10,000.

AWACS
1976 (7)

AWACS
Operational

Table II
DECLINE OF USAF AIR DEFENSE FORCES, 1961-1970
1961
Regular AF Interceptor
Squadrons ..... . ....................
Air National Guard
!nterceptor Squadrons ......
~3omarc Surface-to-Air
Missiles ............................
Warning and Control Systems
Search Radars ..................
Gap Fillers ........................
DEW Line Sites ................
Picket Ships ......................
Texas Towers ...................
AEW&C Squadrons ............
SAGE Centers ....................
Personnel (in thousands)
Military ..............................
Civilian ..............................

1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970

Reductions in US air

43

41

40

40

38

33

28

24

19

14"

25

25

25

21

21

21

21

21

19

17"*

168

224

300

300

188

184

170

163

155

140

151
76
57
10
3
7
2 1

153
92
57
10
2
7
27

138
82
38
10
0
7
27

137
81
39
10
0
7
20

118
88
33
t0
0
7
18

117
88
33
0
0
7
15

112
17
33
0
0 .
7
13

97
17
33
0
0
7
10

86
14
33
0
0
7
8

83
0
33
0
0
4
6

102.9
10.8

101.7
11.2

103.3
11.2

96.9
11.2

71.7
15.1

63.9
12.4

48.1
9.4

91.1
10.3

83.4
80.9
11.5 -13.6

defense forces have not
been offset by the kind of_
modernization that was
planned several years ago.
The net result is a declining level of US air defense, contrasted with the
increasing air defense
capability of the USSR. At
the same time. the US
bomber force has been
cut to a quarter of its
peak size, while the Soviet
bomber force has remained at least level iu
s i z e a n d q u a l i t y.

* One additional squadron of F-IO2s Is based in Iceland, under command o/CINCLANT
** Includes one training squadron

AIR FORCE Magazine ° December 1970