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March 1995
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Newspaper of America's Air Force Auxiliary

Serving the CAP membership since November 1968

New leader takes CAP-USAF helm
reins of command for Civil Air
Patrol-United States Air Force
changed hands in a ceremony
here March 8. Air Force Col. Ronald T. Sampson relinquished
command to Col. Garland W.
Padgett Jr. Air University Commander Lt. Gen. Jay W. Kelley
presided over the leadership
Colonel Padgett assumes CAPUSAF's top military post after a
short stint as chief, plans and
policy for Air University.
CAP-USAF is the Air Force
liaison to the Civil Air Patrol. In
addition, personnel assigned to
the headquarters perform staff
functions for National Headquarters CAP. The CAP-USAF commander is dual-hatted as the senior Air Force advisor to CAP.
A s c o m m a n d e r, C o l o n e l
Padgett will be in charge of directing Air Force support of Civil
Air Patrol and will command all
Air Force personnel assigned to
the headquarters, the eight liaison regions, and the 52 wing
region offices.
Speaking to the group attending the ceremony, Colonel Padget
said, he and his wife, Ruth, were
honored to command CAP-USAF
and be associated with the U.S.
Air Force auxiliary, the Civil Air
Patrol -- both organizations with
a long and rich history.
'% Over the past few weeks
I've had the opportunity to read
a lot about CAP-USAF and ~AP.
I've read its history and am impressed with its accomplishments. But I am even more impressed by its people -- active
duty, corporate, and volunteer.
They are dedicated, smart, and
"The CAP-USAF/Civil Air Patrol relationship is currently a
rapidly changing one. Over the

next several months, all of us
together will be working very
hard to fully define that relationship. General Kelley, men
and women of CAP-USAF and
the Civil Air Patrol, let me assure you that the overarching
theme of that endeavor will be
service to the nation. Which is,
after all the purpose of both organizations," he commented.
The new CAP-USAF commander earned a bachelor of science degree in biology (pre-medicad from the Virginia Military
Institute in 1968 and a master's
degree in psychology from the
University of Northern Colorado
in 1978.
His professional military education includes Squadron Officer School in residence; the Air
Command and Staff College in
both seminar and residence; and
the Air War College through the
Air University Associate Studies P~'ogr~m.
Colon'el Padgett earned a
Regular Air Force Commission
as a second lieutenant in 1968,
completing the Reserve Officer
Training Program as a Distinguished Graduate.
He is a command pilot with
more than 3,000 hours in the T37, C-123K, F-4D/E, OA-10, and
A-10 aircraft and is a senior operations missileman. He has
served in key positions at Phan
Rang Air Base, Republic of Vietnam; Williams AFB, and DavisMonthan AFB,Ariz.; Nellis AFB,
Nev., Osan Air Base, Republic of
Korea; Hickam AFB, Hawaii;
Suwon AB, Republic of Korea;
MacDill AFB, Fla.; and Shaw
In Vietnam he was assigned
to the 310th Special Operations
Squadron (Air Commando),
Phan Rang Air Base. There he
participated in three air cam-

Col. Garland W. Padgett Jr. receives the CAP-USAF flag from
Air Univerity Commander Lt. Gen. Jay W. Kelley, symbolizing
assumption of command. (CAP Photo by Gene Sinner)
paigns, completing 845 combat
At MacDill AFB, Colonel
Padgett was assigned as the
chief, policy branch, policy division, plans and policy directorate (CCJS), United States Central Command. Colonel Padgett
served in both Operation
STORM in the Central Command headquarters, Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia.
During his second tour at
Hickam AFB, the colonel first
served as director, operations
plans, Headquarters, Pacific Air
Forces. In December 1992 he
was selected to become the executive to the commander, Pacific Air Forces. He served in
that capacity for two commanders before being reassigned to
Maxwell AFB in January 1995.
His awards and decorations

include the Defense Superior
Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the
Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four
oak leaf clusters, the Air Force
Commendation Medal with one
oak leaf cluster and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross.
Colonel Padgett is married to
the former Ruth Elizabeth
Monteith of Hartford, Conn.
They have four children:
Catherine, Matthew, Eric and
Colonel Sampson has been reassigned to the 375th Airlift
Wing, Scott AFB, Ill.
During the change of comm a n d c e r e m o n y, C o l o n e l
Sampson was honored with presentation of the Legion of Merit
and the Air University Medallion.

National commander leads membership campaign
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- "With the support of the National Board, the 1995
national membership campaign, Membership Drive '95 is underway. This all-out
recruiting effort, along with the restructured National Headquarters with its
marketing/public relations directorate and personnel's new membership development, addresses critical membership issues and signals CAP's intent to reverse
thv alarming membership decline of the past six years," said National Commaqder Brig. Gen. Richard L. Anderson announcing a three-month, March 1-May
31, 1995, membership drive.
Anderson added, "This campaign is much more than an exercise in increasing
our membership and handing out awards for it. It's about growth. It's about
bringing in new ideas and enthusiasm. It's about peopling our ranks with
members who are devoted to Civil Air Patrol, the Air Force and to performing vital
public services for thousands of Americans and their communities. Most impor-

tant however, it's about attracting quality people to work with us, staffour units,
operate our radios, teach our cadets and fly our missions. It's about sharing the
good times and rewards of CAP membership with as many people as possible. It's
also about creating a new generation of members to lead our organization into the
21st century. In short, it's about the future of OUR organization!
"I am personally dedicated to true growth in CAP membership and expansion
of our programs. That is why I accepted the responsibility to serve as the National
Chairman for Membership Drive'95. I need your personal and energetic involvement as members and leaders to make this campaign a success. The National
Headquarters and I are absolutely committed to serving your needs and ensuring
maximum growth for Civil Air Patrol -- the finest volunteer public service
organization in America!" (See Page 12 for more details)

March 1995

Civil Air Patrol News


Gen. Anderson: Regain safety, ops discipline focus
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama 36112-6332

28 February 1995
SUBJECT: Flying Safety

1. In the aftermath of several recent Civil Air Patrol aircraft mishaps, I'm writing to affirm my
expectations of all commanders, operations staff officers, aircrew members, and managers of CAP
aircraft resources--both Corporate and member-owned/furnished.
2. You are all safety officers. You and I must eat, sleep, and breathe the highest standards of safety in
all CA--'-'P air and ground activities--most notably in flying safety because of the unforgiving nature of
aviation mishaps. W.__.~e operate the largest fleet of single-engine aircraft in the world. W.__ee are leaders in
the general aviation community. And w_fi accept a special trust because of our commitments as the
civilian Auxiliary of the United States Air Force. In short, I expect your unshakable devotion to aviation
safety and sound judgment; aircrew discipline and attention to detail; and compliance with FARs, CAPR
60-1, and other directives.
3. Here's the reason behind my comments: In January 1995 three heroic CAP aircrewmen died in a
Corporate aircraft on an Air Force SAR mission. Also, in January 1995, a Corporate aircraft slid off the
rum;ray wh~lb landing after amAFROTC.:0d.e~tati ~Or~.'llight--tharjk,(ulty ~w~thout.,injury,,to.tha~,ocoupants,: .And,:
in February 1995, an aircrew intentionally landed a Corporate aii~craft on art unlighted aldield--after dark-totaling the aircraft but without injury to the aircrew. In each of these mishaps (save the Air Force SAR
mission), aircrew and/or supervisor actions and violations of published guidance are suspected as
causes, not equipment failure. These last two mishaps follow a period of exceptional flying safety for
CAP. These mishaps grip our attention. They remind us of the critical nature of our flying duties. They
warn us that our focus on safety has blurred. We will recapture that
4. I believe tha~. more and new regulations are not the answer. In fact, l amcommitted toderegulatin_q
your CAP lives. Instead, I and you will f~u-E on the few ili-disciplined~ 0ffenderS :~m0ngl;~:us:wh°
intentionally bend and break the rules, damage and destroy our aircraft; injure and~::kill themselves~::and
our members, and tarnish CAP s good name. I have zero respect or tolera:n:¢e:for suchOfferide~rS:~:a~oiig:.
us--no matter how few their numbers or how small their offenses: In ltiSe fUturei::~/:~ ~xi~eEt::CAP
commanders at all levels to take prompt, responsible action to protect CAF~ pe0ple:and:aSSetsby!i(a)
removing willful safety offenders from CAP; (b) taking aggressive legal action to recover::ft0m Willful
offenders the repair or replacement cost of your Corporate assets ~ they damage orl destroyi:::::and (c)
referring offenders to FAA for suspension/revocation of airman certificates.
5. I value each of you individually and highly respect your work as professionals, officers, and leaders in
the Air Force Auxiliary. That hard-earned respect, though, must be re-earned every day by safely
operating in ful_._.[I compliance with our regulations. I enlist all of you in regaining our focus on safety and
operations discipline. We'll succeed because of your leadership!

I believe strongly in these
words! They are generated by
me on my home word
processor! All CAP-USAF LRs/CC
All National Board Members


March 1995

Civil Air Patrol News


Alaska legislature lauds flight
safety efforts of CAP member
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- r a t e d Vi e t n a m v e t e r a n .
Morton served three tours of
An Alaska Wing member
duty in Vietnam flying every.
was honored by the 18th
thing from Beavers and OtAlaska Legislature for being
ters to Caribous and Hueys.
the first pilot in the state to
Altogether he spent five years
reach Phase X of the FAA's in Vietnam including service
prestigious Pilot Proficiency with the Special Forces and
Award program.
The Legislature recogAn organization like the
Civil Air Patrol is invaluable
nized Lt. Col. John Riley
M o r t o n w i t h a c i t a t i o n d e - in an area like Kodiak. Flight
safety is an important contailing his ceaseless efforts
sideration when pilots are
toward improved flight
flying long hours on search
and rescue missions. Riley
T h e FA A p r o g r a m c o m Morton's achievements in the
bines a flight safety seminar fi e l d o f fl i g h t s a f e t y, fl i g h t
w i t h t h r e e h o u r s o f fl i g h t instruction, and float plane
training with a certified intechnology add immeasurstructor. A pilot completes
ably to the quality of the
one portion a year beginning K o d i a k C i v i l A i r P a t r o l
with Phase I and completes squadron.
The 18th Alaska legislathe program when Phase X
t u r e o ff e r s i t s c o n g r a t u l a is completed. Riley Morton's
tions to Riley Morton for atcommitment to this 10-year
taining the highest level of
program is an indic~ition of achievement in the Pilot Pro.
his commitment to flight
fleiency Award program and
we extend our thanks to him
The citation reads:
for sharing his flight safety
"... Riley Morton's commitknowledge with Kodiak's
ment to aviation safety has
Civil Air Patrol. The Kodiak
benefited both the passen. C A P s q u a d r o n h a s t a k e n
gers he transports and the what they have learned from
community of Kodiak.
Riley Morton and translated
Morton serves as the flight t h a t k n o w l e d g e i n t o m o r e
safety officer for the Kodiak successful search and rescue
lslan~l Composite Squadron operations for the victims of
for the Civil Air Patrol; in
aviation accidents.
this capacity he shares his
The 18th Alaska Legislaknowledge with other w~emture extends its best wishes to
bers of the squadron. He also J o h n R i l e y M o r t o n a n d w e
serves as the FAA accident
salute him for his efforts top r e v e n t i o n c o u n s e l o r f o r ward improved air safety in
Kodiak Island.
Riley Morton is also a deco-

New wing commanders
From left (front row), Cola. Thomas DiMilla Jr., Massachusetts; and Ronald R. Kelso, Wyoming;
Lt. CoL Larry W. Landick, Indiana; Cols. Jacquelyn L. Hartigan, Ohio; and Angelo A. Porco,
California; Lt. Col. Jean.Pierre J. Habets, Pennsylvania; and Col. Douglas N. Huff, Kentucky;
(from left back row) Cola. Albert J. Sambold, New Hampshire; Walter S. Schamel, Oklahoma;
Wilbur D. Donaldson, Minnesota; Sidney W. Wilson, Arkansas; and Benjamin D. Grove, Georgia;
Lt. Cols. Douglas L. Jones, Washington; and John T. Rooney, Nebraska; Col. George O. Pringle,
Florida; and Lt. Col. William S. Charles, Michigan (CAP Photo by Gene Sinner)

Commanders attend 1995 course
MAXWELLAFB, Ala.--Civil National Headquarters Civil
Air Patrol commanders from Air Patrol and National Headaround the c0L1ntry recently at~ quarters CAP-USAF st, a~f
~tehded ~:" the-'"" N~i~ional ~neml#el~s pl, o#icting- pr~ser~t~/
tions on important issues, poliCommanders Course here in
cies, and procedures which afThe course is conducted an- fect region and wing operations.
nually for CAP officers recently
In addition to formal instrucappointed to region or wing tion, officers get the chance to
commander positions. The
exchange ideas and informafour-day course consists of tion with each other and to

DEA praises
Hawaii Wing
efforts, issue
HONULULU, Hawaii -- At
the recent Hawaii Wing Annual Awards Banquet the Honolulu Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration
(DEA) recognized the Hawaii
Wing for it's help and dedication to duty in support of the
Hawaii Cannabis Eradication/
Suppression Program during
the period of July 92 to June
Joseph Parra, resident agentin-charge of the DEA Honolulu
Office presented the plaque of
recognition to Wing Commander Col. Roger Caires who
accepted on behalf of the Hawaii Wing.
N a t i o n a l Vi c e C o m m a n d e r
Col. Paul Bergman was on hand
representing National Headquarters Civil Air Patrol.

interact directly with the National staff. Course Director,
Jerry Hellinga, chief of senior
fr~ihing programs, recommends all new commanders
attend this course as early as
possible during their command
tenure to help establish
crosstalks and gain valuable
knowledge of supervisory responsibilities.

Serving the CAP membership since November 1968

National Commander ................. Brig. Gen. Richard L. Anderson
Senior Air Force Adviser ...... Col. Garland W. Padgett Jr., USAF
Public Affairs Officer ................... Maj. Todd A. Fruehling, USAF
Chief, Internal Information ...................................... Don Thweatt
Editor ................................................ MSgr. Jeffery Melvin, USAF
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March 1995

Civil Air Patrol News


March 1995

Departing commander shares thoughts with members
Air Force. We still have a lot of
work ahead but we've made substantial progress. °'

By Air Force Col. Ronald T. Sampson
CAP-USAF Commander
As I look back on my three and onehalf year association with Civil Air Patrol, a myriad of people, events, and
milestones come to mind.
Let me simply say my tenure as CAPUSAFvice commander, and~mmander
and CAP executive director has been as
varied as the spectrum of colors of the
rainbow. We shared triumphs, and,
most recently, tragedy.
It would be an almost insurmountable task to recount all of these. I will,
however, try to recount some' of the
most memorable.

The hallmark of my particular tenure has to be reorganization. We had
the unenviable task of reorganizing the
CAP-USAF structure -- twice.
First, we went through the Air Force
restructuring/streamlining and transitioned from a numbered Air Force
equivalent to a wing equivalent organization. Then, the objective wing structure came out so we changed all the
names, numbers, etc.
Then we went into the much deeper
reorganization of drawing down and
using less active duty Air Force personnel, turning over to you -- the CAP
membership- more of the day-to-day
We are half way through the headquarters reorganization. There are 50plus CAP corporate employees in the
headquarters building and a few less
than 50 Air Force and DoD civilians.
My successor, Air Force Col. Garland
W. "Wes" Padgett Jr., will have to go
back in with Civil Air Patrol and Air
Force leaders and re-negotiate a new
Memorandum of Understanding that
fits the new structure.
In the long run I think this reorganization will meet the goals of Civil Air
Patrol and the Air Force. We still have
a lot of work ahead but we've made
substantial progress. Let's look at a few
notable examples of that progress.
"In the long run I think this
reorganization will meet the
goals of Civil Air Patrol and the

building that looks good, looks professional, and says "Civil Air Patrol" on it.

Quality program

Colonel Padgett may be a bit surprised to hear you using 'quality' terms
Mission expansion
such as goals, objectives metrics. I'm
Over time our search and rescue mission has diminished somewhat but it sure he'll find that CAP has a mission
will probably never disappear. More- statement, a vision statement, and all
over, since the aviation community those other good things that we on the
doesn't want to spend additional money Air Force side have been doing for some
for more sophisticated locator beacons, time.
I know many of you in the business
we will continue to look for airplanes
world are far ahead of the Air Force's
and false beacons into the foreseeable
quality journey. You bring a lot to the
table. I encourage you to continue. The
One area of possible expansion is
Air Force is certainly trying to manage
that hikers, skiers, and other outdoor the budget, and establish goals and
enthusiasts might get personal locator
objectives. We need targets; we need to
beacons hooked to themselves and set
know what we are supposed to do; how
those off when lost of disoriented. This
we are doing it; and how we know we
might make it easier to find them, but
are doing it.
you will probably be getting more beacons to search for.
' To u h a v e t o t h i n k S A F E T Y
Counterdrugs, of course, is an exevery day and in every way. Costs
panding mission. For now it appears as
skyrocket rapidly when safety
if the Administration is focusing less on
fails and people are hurt or ininterdiction in transitional zones and
jured or limited assets are damproducing countries, and more on
aged or destroyed. A good dose of
stamping out and eradicating drugs
operations discipline is absowithin our country's borders. That will
lutely necessary."
keep you busy in the flying game.
As drug demand reduction programs
grow, I think you can sell your Cadet
Civil Air Patrol has a great record.
Program as a source of help. That should Unfortunately in the last two months,
also help keep some money headed to- we've had a few setbacks. If you split it
warct CAP
- into ~iscal years, and you look over the
long term, we still have good safety
A higherproflle
record. It is staying right around the
I worked diligently to get CAP in the level where the Air Force stays as an
forefront of Air Force leadership to get entire organization. On the surface that
you the support that you need to conlooks good.
tinue to grow as a viable organization.
However, the major command that
General Anderson has also under- you now fall under, Air Education and
taken that with some great vigor, es- Training Command, is somewhat contablishing a good relationship with Mr. servative in its approach to safety. They
Bryan Sharratt, deputy assistant secare in the basic training mode.
retary of the Air Force for Reserve AfOn the one hand, they would say
that, yes, they operate in the most danAir Force Lt. Gen. Jay W. Kelley, Air gerous environment because they have
University commander, is one of the people who are learning how to fly. On
most supportive general officers that the other hand, it is a very structured
you will ever have. Air Education and flying program; much of it under the
Training Command Commander Gen. eagle eye of an instructor and with
Henry Viccellio, after hearing the brief- some pretty good weather controls.
ing about you recently, I am sure was AETC's safety record is at the .3 level.
quite impressed.
It is going to be tough for a unit like
When one of your cadets gave a flight CAP to post those numbers because you
suit briefing to the Air Force Council, it don't necessarily fly under so tightlyraised the visibility of your disaster controlled an environment. That means
services. It also showcased how effec- you have a challenge to meet the expective CAP cadet training is. These ac- tations of the AETC commander. You
tions are necessary; you must continue. must exercise some operations disciYou have a near-term opportunity
pline m a large measure of operations
that I'm sure Colonel Padgett will be discipline. When I talk about operadeeply involved in as we build a brief- tions, I am not only talking about flying to go forward through Mr. Sharratt ing, I am talking about driving down
up the chain to Air Force Secretary the highway, the cadets going through
Sheila Widnall and the Air Force Chief calisthenics or whatever it might be.
of Staff, Gen. Ronald Fogleman. This is
You have to think SAFETY every day
your shot, to tell the Secretary and the and in every way. Costs skyrocket rapChief what the Civil Air Patrol needs, idly when safety fails and people are
specifically in the Cadet Program, to hurt or injured or limited assets are
keep it alive, viable, and well.
damaged or destroyed. A good dose of
I've urged General Anderson to press operations discipline is absolutely necthat you need strong support from Air
Force installations. The Air Force
should be supporting its auxiliary. EvAir Force Core Values
ery Air Force base ought to have a
I want to close with six words.

* Tenacity. No doubt you have it..
For 52-plus years now -- a little bit
older than the Air Force -- you've
shown the stick-to-it-ness to hang in
there as a vibrant organization of
importance to the country.
* Confidence. Your best example is
the Midwest flood. For 47 days CAP
conducted a sustained, highintensity operation m a precedent
setting operation-- with no injuries,
no scratched aircraft or vehicles.
Everything was positive about that
entire exercise. It indicated a high
degree of confidence, but confidence
is fleeting. It requires a great training
program; your membership turns
over and it is continuous. There is no
* Service. We are all "in the service."
None of us in the blue suit -- Air
Force or CAP -- are not here to get
rich. We are. here because we love
this country. We believe in it and are
willing to make sacrifices for it. You
are digging into your pockets to
belong to this organization. That's
another indication of your dedication
to service. Keep concentrating on
the service end. Keep your eye on the
customer. Don't be too concerned
about personal gain, promotion or
recognition. If you do a good job
providing service to others, you are
going to get promoted and you are
going to get recognition.
* Patriotism. Not one minute during
my entire tour did I ever doubt your
patriotism. All of you are 100 percent
behind your Air Force, your country,
and the United States government.
* Courage. You only have to think .
about the folks that get up in the
middle of the night and fly in bad
weather, or get up at all hours to go
chase the errant beacon, or those
that get an airplane airborne and fly
into challenging situations. You have
the physical kind of courage, but
there are other kinds of courage.
You've got the courage of your
convictions and that kind is needed
as well.
* I n t e g r i t y. I t i s a n a b s o l u t e
essential. I can't do you any good if
you don't believe me and I won't do
you any good if I don't believe you,
and it flows both ways. We must be
straight up with each other. I have
experienced a high degree of integrity
from you all, and I hope that you
have seen that from me. Integrity,
c o u r a g e , p a t r i o t i s m , t e n a c i t y,
confidence, and service, those are
the Air Force core values. That is
what we live by. Think about them,
and use them yourselves.
It has been my pleasure to serve you,
and serve with you in the good works
you do for America. Thank you and God
"Integrity, courage, patriotism,
t e n a c i t y, c o n fi d e n c e , a n d
service, those are the Air Force
core values. That is what we
live by. Think about them, and
use them yourselves."

March 1995

E ff e c t i v e l e a d e r ship and planning
can enhance ways of
conducting fiscal affairs of the Civil Air
Patrol, Inc. As the
chief financial offic e r, I w o u l d l i k e t o
share with the membership, and especially finance officers
and commanders at
all l~vels of responsibility, some of my ob- Col. John P. Ratcliff
servations and per- National Finance Officer
ceived solutions to financial administration and management problems.
Many documented desirable attributes of leadership are constantly applied to various situations in
everyday life. In the financial community all attributes are useful; however, knowledge, integrity
and dependability are the most needed. To be a good
finance officer and to be ultimately successful as
such, you must first have the knowledge acquired
through education and training; you must be honest
and faithful in the performance of your duties; and
your reputation for honesty and dependability should
be well known by the membership. If all finance
officers fit this mold, then commanders would have
less to worry about and could devote more time to
other worthwhile pursuits.
Commanders who choose unqualified people for
finance 'officers or finance officers who live in other
communities, and in some cases in other states,
cannot reasonably expect to have a smooth and effective financial o~erat~on. An ~xcus_e given recently for.
not co rrlp.l~t|ng-~:~V'~n~ai~i~-'tlme w~/s .ttiat I~ e"pony express" h~d'agairl lostthe Checks t'l~' th~ Mail.
The commander and the finance officer must work
together closely to conduct the financial affairs of the
organization effectively. A short work session is required at least once each fortnight. Finance officers
and commanders should study all governing directives pertaining to finance and follow the instructions. In other words, "Learn your job and do it."
In any organization many tasks are routine parts of

B y C h a p l a i n ( C o l . ) D a v i d Va n H o r n
Chief of Chaplains
This is a commercial announcement! I want to take
this time to announce to all chaplains, and other interested CAP members details about the upcoming Region
Chaplain Staff Colleges for the spring of 1995.
Every CAP region, in coordination with me, the region
chaplain, the national director of chaplain services and
National Headquarters CAP Senior Training personnel, put together a curriculum for these annual events.
For chaplains, attending two years of Chaplain Staff
Colleges in a five-year span, entitles that chaplain to
Region StaffCollege credit on the Senior Member Training chart. Other senior and cadet members can attend
these events and receive a certificate of attendance, but
cannot receive Region Staff College credit.
The Chaplain Region StaffCollege (CRSC) is a unique
training event in as much as the curriculum deals with
chaplain related coursework along with typical Region
Staff College courses. Stress, death, communication
skills, religious faith group study, devotions, moral
leadership, ethics for command, chaplain/commander
relations, time management, counseling, chaplain's role
in emergency service operations, airship, aerospace
education and programming, squadron operational studies, and more are all set on a three-year cycle of presentation for the RCSCs.
Many senior member and cadet RCSC attendees come
away from this forum with renewed understanding and
appreciation for the chaplain's role in the Civil Air
Patrol program. Commanders from flight through region would profit immensely by attending one of these

Civil Air Patrol News

job descriptions. Routine or not, these tasks are
important, particularly those imposing suspense dates
to higher headquarters Most suspenses are not established lightly and serve definite purposes. A case in
point is our required annual audit report mandated
by public law. From the annual audits submitted by
each wing and region, we prepare the required "Annual Report to Congress." Each year we also prepare
group filings of tax returns to the Internal Revenue
This group filing relieves each CAP unit from
having to file individual unit returns to the IRS -- a
valuable benefit for all of us.
Regretfully, during 1994 we could have done a
better job of taking care of our fiscal responsibilities
by getting our audits done and reported on time.
Thirty-one wings mis~ed~the Sept. 30, 1994, suspense
date to the CAP independent auditing firm. We conducted a recheck Oct. 3 and 25 wings still had not
reported. As of this writing, we still have one wing
"working on it," and another that never consolidated
unit reports. AS a result, CAP has been forced to
request an extension from Congress for the "Report to
Congress" since some of us did not do our job in a
timely manner.
All who are responsible for reporting must reacquaint themselves with current requirements by reading, understanding and complying with appropriate
directives. Some of you may wonder why this is
mentioned here. Well, I believe that you should have
your report card-- feed back on the tasking-- so you
may take corrective action to prevent this from happening in the future. In 1992, three wings were late
with their year-end reports. As a result, two wing
commanders were relieved from command. When the
reorganizatior~ of CAP is finished, I am sure things
-~l~r~5~ ~t14t~ We all need to display posi~ti~e leadership and mal{e this organization better. I
am betting on you to come through in '95!
The November 1994 NEC changed the fiscal year
close-out from June 30 to Sept. 30. This means that
the annual audit reports from wings and regions will
have to be in the hands of the CAP's designated
auditor on or before Dec. 31, 1995. This requires that
the consolidated wing report for units and the independent auditor's report be finished and mailed early


enough to arrive at their destinations before year's
end. This auditing period runs for 15 months from
July 1, 1994, through Sept. 30, 1995.
I have just finished a review of the observation and
findings of wing finances delineated in the CY-94
Wing Inspection Reports. If your unit received any of
these, be sure that all findings requiring responses
get answered in the allotted time; that steps are
taken to correct all observations and findings; and
that future reports do not contain the same discrepancies.
Financial record keeping is very exacting. There is
little leeway allowed in working with figures and
none when it comes to accounting for someone else's
money. In effect, we are the money managers taking
care of the member's money on the corporate side, and
taking care of taxpayers' money when administering
state funds. Enough said.
I can think of no better way to bring trouble upon
one's self than to do a poor job of financial record
keeping or to mishandle corporate or public funds.
This is a sure way of being remembered and no one
needs this kind of recognition. Some of you may
wonder why your National Finance Officer would
take the time to detail some financial concerns "that
need improvement?" Well, I refer you to the 173 series
(manuals) and our new "Constitution and Bylaws of
the Civil Air Patrol" approved by the National Board
on Aug. 12, 1994. Please read.
In conclusion, the commander and the finance
officer must work together in periodic work sessions
to effectively run a first class fiscal operation. They
must have an active finance committee; document
the required items for the record; and pride themselves in doing a good job for the membership. It is a
good idea to place a..qppy of~t .h~ wing,s financial
We must remember that we are appointed to serve
the membership and this entails accounting for all
funds. All of us must know our jobs and do them -this is good leadership! I am leaving with you the
following comment by Benjamin Franklin: "In free
governments, the rulers are the servants, and the
people their superiors and sovereigns...". Good luck!

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events. There is a case for better communication between chaplains and commanders when the commander
fully understands the role and task of the CAP chaplain.
My own experience tells me that through attendance
at Squadron Leadership School and the Corporate Learning Course and the National Staff College, my growth
through the years in the CAP training Program for
seniors has made me a more informed person and better
able to deal with problems and circumstances in the
local through national arenas of the organization.
I encourage all of our chaplains, along with others, to
come to the RCSCs.
For your information, I will now list those scheduled
for this coming spring. The RSCS for Pacific Region,
usually held in the fall, will be announced later as that
information becomes available. RCSCs in order of occurrence are:
North Central RCSC, 24.27 April 95, Columbian
Father's Retreat House, one mile from Offutt AFB,
Bellevue, Neb.; Southeast RSCS, 1-3 May 95, at
Maxwell AFB, Ala.; Rocky Mountain RSCS, 9-11
May 95, F. E. Warren AFB, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Great
Lakes RSCS, 15-19 May 95, Youngstown AFRESS,
Ohio,; Northeast RSCS, 21-23 May 95, U.S. Navy
Training Facility, near Providence, It. I.; Middle
East RSCS, 23-26 May 95, Dover AFB, Dover, Del.;
Southwest RSCS, 13-14 June, Dallas Naval Air
Station, Dallas, Texas.
Interested in attending? Please direct all your questions and requests for further information to your region

chaplain at the region headquarters. I am a firm believer in getting as much training, insight, and skill as
possible. A chaplain's job IS NOT ONLY the one hour
per month required for Cadet Moral Leadership and the
Senior Ethics for Command!
A chaplain is a full partner to the commander, advising and assisting the commander on issues and programs concerning the spiritual needs, morals, and morale of the unit. When all chaplains, commanders, cadets and seniors understand the role of the chaplain, the
better equipped CAP will be.
There is talent far beyond the clerical garb of the
chaplain -- education not withstanding-- that can be of
vital help in making cadet and senior programs, along
with all other programs, successful. Beyond the 'normal'
duties of the chaplain in counseling, worship, morals
and ethics, crisis intervention, etc., the chaplain is eager
to provide each unit and its personnel with quality
The Chaplain Service, all 700 chaplains included,
stands ready to work side by side with all CAP members,
in providing service to our communities, our states, our
nation, and our fellow citizens.
Chaplains have been an essential part of the military
for centuries, from the inception of our nation. They
have served heroically, without selfish motivation, and
have been a unique thread that has made our organization-stand in high regard in the eyes of our peers.
God bless us all as we strive to be the best possible
people we can be in 1995!


March 1995

Civil Air Patrol News

CAPLOT Program-- so othersmight live
Senior Member
Cynthia S. Ryan
Nevada Wing Public
Affairs Officer

tain. A hurried but thorough
pre-flight is done and the messenger shows up with the little
insignificant looking cardboard
carton. The delivery is signed
for and engines are started.
SPARKS, Nev. -- The calls Check the time offthe ground.
come in at the most unlikely Could it have been sooner?
times. The day after a major
holiday seems to be fate's favorite. It figures: everyone is
out of town or just not home.
It's a Civil Air Patrol Live Organ Transport (CAPLOT) mission. A donor organ is available
so that someone else might live.
Col. Sydney Wolfe, California Wing, chief of CAPLOT
Programs, is on the phone and
wants to know if we can have a
crew airborne within 30 minutes. The messenger from the
hospital, carrying the critical
blood or tissue samples, will
meet our crew on the ramp
near the aircraft. Time is critical.
Phone calls to potential crew
members are hurriedly made
over the next five minutes or
so. If they don't answer, then
on down the list. There is no
time for call-backs. Got in your
flight suit. Call Colonel Wolfe
for a final mission confirmation, CAPLOT number, Office
of Emergency Services number, and give 'him your':eStt-~.
ma~ed departure and arriva]
times. You are out the door.
Time. The clock is running.
At the airport, the pilot in
command checks the weather. C a p t . R o n a l d V. flights
considers CAPLOT
. It's not ideal, but what else is among his most rewarding and
new. However, clearing to the personally satisfying efforts.
west over Donner Summit, and
on to Sacramento is fairly cerThis scenario is becoming
fairly routine to Reno Composite Squadron CAP members.
And the lives that have been
saved or helped by these efforts are making the CAPLOT
mission one of the more satisfying aspects of CAP membership.
The CAPLOT mission idea
began in the Pennsylvania
Wing and was picked up by the
California Wing in 1982. Members of the wing's Squadron 80
discovered that 30 to 40 percent of the donor organs being
transported in northern California were lost to time critical
elements as they were being
transported by buslines to and
from outlying areas. The concept of speeding up the process
seemed like a natural extension of the Civil Air Patrol's
The first CAPLOT flight was
made in 1983 by Col. A. Lee
White, commander, San Francisco Bay Group 2, and later
California Wing commander.
Since that time, 388 missions
William Fulfer from Golden have been successfully comState Transplant Services pleted.
meets the CAPLOT flight from
Augmenting this effort since
Reno at Sacramento Executive the early 1980s, has been the
Terminal and inspects the
critical blood vials.

startup of several organ transplant banks
and networks in the
northern California
area such as Western
Transplantation Services, Stanford University Medical Center and Golden State
Transplant Services.
In addition, the United
States government became involved in the
late 1980s with the creation of UNOS (United
Network for Organ
Sharing). UNOS was
divided into eight g~ographical regions not dissimilar to that of the Civil Air Patrol. The intention of UNOS
was to develop and handle the
even distribution of organ donations and transfers.
The California State Donor
Network came on line in the
late '80s as a sort of "donor
organ central" and today
handles everything from
Bakersfield northward. They
handle the notification and networking that gets the process
of harvesting and transferring
organs moving. They work with
Golden State Transplant Services in serving the Sacramento
and Nevada regions.
' CAP's 'r~le~ in '~he' CAPLOT"'
program is a vital one. According to Colonel Wolfe, CAP is
the link that makes the entire
process "do-able.~ This is due
to the around-the-clock availability of CAP aircraft and
Typically, upon the death of
a local donor, up to 21 vials of
blood are drawn and prepared
for shipment to Golden State
Transplant Services. There, the
blood undergoes a preliminary
cross-matching, exhaustive
testing and even DNA matching. The information is immediately sent out on the network, seeking hospitals and patients with optimal match characteristics. Once located, a harvesting team from the
recipient's hospital are rushed
by chartered jet to the local
donor hospital to retrieve the
organ. They are then rushed
back to the recipient patient
who is already on the operating table, awaiting implantation.
Critical time factors can not
be emphasized enough. The
windows for the following organs are: heart, kidney, liver
or pancreas: 4 hours; eyes: 6
hours; and tissues such as bone
up to 24 hours.
Often the margins of success
or failure are down to just minutes. This is one reason that at
the front end of the process,
there is no time for the reserving and chartering of aircraft
from privately owned and op-

Weather and rugged terrain palytmportant roles in the successful
completion of CAPLOT missionsespecially when the route takes
aircrews over the Sierras from Reno to Sacramento. Icing
conditions are always a factor and must be avoided at all costs.
erated aviation services or providers called FBOs (fixed base
operation). That comes a little later, in time for the harvesting
teams. It should be emphasized that the initial efforts of the CAP
actually feed business to FBOs.
On the most recent CAPLOT mission flown by Reno Composite
Squadron aircrews, three lives were saved with successful initial
sample transfers and later implantation of kidneys, lungs and
liver. Due, in part, to squadron aircrew efforts earlier this year,
23 people were helped with eye and tissue implants. Capt.
Ronald V. Ryan, deputy commander of the Reno Composite
Squadron, has flown two of the CAPLOT missions and considers
them among his "most rewarding and personally satisfying
efforts made in behalf of the Civil Air Patrol." Other members
who have participated certainly agree.
Due,to ~AP efforts~, the use of chartered FBO aircraft, organ
banks and networks, the geographical range of organ transplants have grown dramatically. Before these efforts became
available, organ donor and transplant recipient had to be colocated, or essentially in adjoining operating rooms. Now they
can be separated by hundreds of miles and yet the lifesaving
efforts can be just as successful.
The enormity of this effort takes on an even greater significance when one is made aware of the numbers of recipient
patients in need versus the numbers of donors available. In 1982
there were 21,000 patients on organ waiting lists and that
number has grown to 36,000 in 1994. However, there are, on
average, only 4,000 organ donations made annually.
This leads to what Colonel Wolfe refers to as the 5 percent
solution. On average, only 5 percent of the persons who die
annually in the United States carry an organ donor card. According to Wolfe, if only another 5 percent had an organ donor card
(and those persons wishes were carried out by family members),
those donations would be enough to cover the entire 36,000
people currently on waiting lists.
It should also be noted
that the Civil Air Patrol
does not fly CAPLOT missions for institutions
other than those set up
as 'not for profit.' CAP
charges only for fuel and
basic aircraft maintenance. And it is mandatory that those charges
must not be passed along
to patient/recipients.
Any squadrons interested in finding out more
about the highly rewarding CAPLOT program
may get in touch with
Colonel Sydney Wolfe at
(408) 243-1720.
And remember: the
clock is running.
Maintenance officer, Capt. Steven Petersen, is satisfied
upon completion of another successful CAPLOT mission.
(CAP photos courtesy Senior Member Cynthia S. Ryan)

March 1995

Civil Air Patrol News

Cadets fly day almost frozen out
Gareth Hendrixson
Massachusetts Wing
WORCESTER, Mass.-- Group
III, under the command of Maj.
Don Benoit, sponsored a
Day Jan. 28 at the
Worcester Municipal
Airport. Eleven cadets were able to participate in this event.
The event was not
without some flaws,
however. With three
aircraft lined up, and
cadets arriving at
Worcester Municipal
Airport every ninety
minutes, New England weather took
its toll. The phone
coming in, "It won't
First Lt. Jerry
started the flight line safety class,
while Major Benoit frantically, ifa
CAP maj or can be frantic, attacked
the phones, calling all the pilots on
the flight orientation list. Pilots
andS)lanes were committed, some
were already in the air.
Finally, Capt. Louis Takacs, was
available, had access to a plane,
was on his way and came to the
rescue like the cavalry from the
sky. A joyous group of cadets, exhausted by one of the: ongest flight
line safety classes in CAP history,
awaited his landing.
Another plane was available, but
what about a pilot? First Lt. Carol
Canzanelli, watching the near
frantic Major Benoit at Goddard
Composite Squadron Headquarters at the Worcester Municipal
Airport, was going to flyone of the
frozen planes that couldn't start.
The only problem was the plane
was over an hours drive away.
That didn't deter Canzanelli, off
she went by car (a humbling experience for a pilot).
Lt. Col. Carole Wells, commander, Worcester Cadet Squadron, provided logistical support.
The cadets learned the practical
aspects of logistics and now appreciate this misunderstood discipline!
Red cheeked, cold and excited
the cadets finally got to not only
see an airplane for the first time,
they got to fly. The room was filled
with electricity, as the cadets
walked toward the aircraft. The
cold became a forgotten inconve-

nience. They were revitalized, as
the door opened and they got their
first look at a Cessna 172.
Its sleek streamlined body, glistening in the sun. "Six Six Mike
Alpha," artistically scrawled on its

side, big enough to make a New
York City graffiti artist cringe with
jealousy. Its curves softer than
shaving cream. It's bright metallic
skin smooth as ice, after the
Zamboni between periods at a Bruins game, and it can go faster than
a Corvette! Wow, look at that, the
handles are concealed in the door.
Watch your head, too late. So, that's
what an aileron is. The wings
stretching out to 'first base.
The pre-flight check, will it ever
be over? In the seat', bel~ (in, and
then, "CLEAR!" Chug...chug and a
roar as the engine comes to life, the
taxi, the runway and we are airborne, finally! With anticipation
the cadet reaches forward, his
hands are almost on the yoke, "Not
yet, I'll tell you when!" the pilot
says in a dull I've been here before
tone. The cadet reluctantly pulls
his hands back. "Freedom 640,
Freedom 61 Air is of the ground."
After all we've been offthe ground
for at least five minutes, it should
be my turn.
The cadet stealthily leans forward to take the yoke, "Not yet,"
the pilot says, smiling on the inside. She remembers her first flight
and the anticipation that went with
it. The instruction starts, flaps, rudder, it my turn, YET, he
silently queries. The undaunted
cadet slowly reaches out again, his
first attempt at stealth not remembered. Hoping not to be seen, slowly
he reaches forward, millimeter by
millimeter, barely able to contain
himself, almost there, I can feel it.

... "Not, yet." I've heard these words
too many times. Is this what "say
again" means? She's starting to
sound like Mom. The look of disappointment sinks across his face.
"O.K. you can take the controls."
The pilot says in a tranquil, monotone voice.
With the quickness of
a puma, the cadet
reaches forward,
grabs the yoke and is
beaming brighter
than the sun, as the
172 banks to the
unshaken pilot,
says to herself
with satisfaction,
"This is what it is
all about[" She,
too, is beaming.
She sees the
promise of the
future sitting next to her.
The hour drive, the planes not
starting, the phone calls, the tense
moments, all for that look, that
beaming cadet. A moment he will
never forget, and a moment she
will never forget, either, frozen in
time. This moment and thousands
like it, radiate across the country
every year in 52 wings, are brought
to you by the Civil Air Patrol. A
team of volunteers working toget.her to provide 0Pl~o~_u~t~es -+
others.+. .
:. . ......
Cadets Derrick Martell, Tin
Nguyen, Rapheal Howard III, Brad
Senckowski, Maurice Miller, Le
Nguyen, Sean Mantolesky, and
Mikhail Dvoskin from the Worcester Cadet Squadron and Cadets
Robert Dazuta, Kendra Bruce and
Gareth Hendrixson II from the
Goddard Composite Squadron had
those exhilarating moments thanks
to the dedication of Civil Air Patrol
pilots: Capts. Kevin Sullivan and
Louis Takacs, and 1st Lt. Carol
Canzanelli and the support staffof
Maj. Don Benoit, Lt. Col. Carole
Wells, and 1st Lt. Jerry Vinokur.
Will these cadets sit on top of
Discovery, or be the captain of a
ship, or a captain of finance, or
discover the cure for cancer? Who
knows? But, it just might be those
cadets will solve our mysteries and
conquer their own, all because on a
cold January day in Worcester,
Mass., someone took the time to go
Thanks, you guys, thanks.


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Civil Air Patrol News

January 1995

Texas Wing helps locate de,creed plane;
fosters closer ties with safc ty agency
By Capt. Morgan Montalvo
Texas Wing Group 19 public
affairs officer

"All they knew is that somewhere in the
About 35 CAP members from four
Georgetown-Round Rock-area there was Group 8 units took part in the search,
an overdue aircraft, so they were looking Negron said. Following the search,
up and down county roads."
Negron briefed the DPS deputy on
GEORGETOWN, Texas -- AuthoriCAP's overnight use of the Austin-area CAP capabilities.
ties credit Civil Air Patrol and its miniThe ensuing dialogue, Knauth
news media helped define the search area
media blitz with helping to locate the by prompting public involvement, said DPS said, laid the groundwork for closer
wreckage of a plane crash that killed a Sgt. Danny Knauth, a Georgetown-based cooperation between CAP and the
south Texas pilot Jan. 5.
state trooper.
Department of Public Safety.
Sheriffs deputies and a two-man CAP
"People heard the plane, but never
"Now I know if we're missing an
ground team found the Piper Twin thought to call law enforcement. Once the aircraft, one of the agencies that I'm
Comanche in a field midway between
word got out on the news, they started
going to check with is the Civil Air
the central Texas towns of Round Rock
Patrol to see if they have any inforcalling in," Knauth said.
and Georgetown about 8:30 a.m., the
mation on it, to see if they have any
Lt. Pat Phagan, Phantom Composite
next day, more than 18 hours after the squadron public affairs officer, issued the reports."
aircraft disappeared from radar.
missing aircraft bulletins to radio and tele"I got a very good tip about using
Norvelle Nietzke, 50, of Laredo, vision stations soon after CAP was summedia," Knauth also said. "Get out a
Texas, was the plane's sole occupant.
press release -- get the word out
moned to look for Nietzke.
FAA investigators said Nietzke left
"Between the calls we received out there, quickly.
Fort Smith, Ark., on an instrument and the air traffic control center -- HousCallers who responded to the news
flight plan for Laredo and encountered ton Center -- that had been tracking him
releases, he added, provided the FAA
heavy fog enroute. Air Traffic control- on radar, we got some pretty detailed re- and National Transportation Safety
lers said they received a distress call ports as to (Nietzke's last known) posi- Board with potential insight confrom the pilot at 7:53 p.m. seconds be- tion," Negron said.
cerningthe aircraft's final moments
fore the plane dropped from their
Several callers, said Group 8 Commander
screens. Controller reported no subse- Lt. Col. Jim Davenport, "heard an aircraft
Overnight media inquiries requent contact.
in the area about the same time; one per- vealed initial confusion between
Following an unsuccessful seven-hour son said they heard an engine, the engine
Austin- and San Antonio-area air
ground search, The Texas Department quit and there was a boom."
traffic controllers, who placed the
of Public Safety requested CAP assisdowned aircraft alternately at a
Davenport, accompanied by Group 8
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point 20 miles northeast of Austin
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January 1995

Southeast Re~ion
Capt Gr¢~ Hoffnung arranged
for cadets from Florida Wing's
New Smyrna Beach Composite Squadron to tour the Good
Year blimp "Stars & Stripes" Feb.
18. It Was based at the New
Smyrna Beach Airport for the
Daytona 500 NASCAR race. The
tour was just one of many functions the cadets participate in as
part of their Aerospace Education Cadet John D. Page and mino~
State Representative Donald
Florida Wing's I~t. Col. Fritz Moffit
Schaller of the Marco Island
ture. Newbrough has been a memSquadron conducted a media ori- ber of CAP since June, 1994.
entation flight Jan. 21 for a local
Cadet John D. Page of the
outdoors and fishing TV program
Galesburg Composite Squadand its host, Red Stier. The CAP
ron, Illinois Wing, has received
unit demonstrated Sundown Pa- the Spaatz Award, becoming the
trol rescue techniques for stranded
squadron's first recipient of the
b o a t e r s , u s i n g a s i m u l a t e d honor. Illinois State Representa"stranded~ boat and aerial search tive Donald Moffit presented the
conducted with the TV crew on award to Cadet Page. A member
board the "search~ aircraft.
since 1988, Cadet Page has atRescue techniques stressed the
tended several encampments and
importance of boaters knowing participated in the 1992 IACE prohow to use proper hand, flag, mir- gram, traveling to England. Caror, flare and ELT signals. Stier
det Page is a senior at Southern
was reportedly overwhelmed by
Illinois University, majoring in
the CAP emergency capabilities physics. Carrying a 3.2 GPA,-he is
and services available for boaters also in the Army R.O.T.C. proin distress. In addition to local gram and will be commissioned a
broadcasts Feb. 13 and 17, pro- second lieutenant in May. After
ducers were so impressed, they graduation, he'll attend basic offiare creating 30 second and 60 sec- cer training in field artillery.
ond public service announcements
Michigan Wing's Lt. Col.
for repeated future broadcasts.
Cornelius (Casey) Sikemma of
Congratulations are in order for Group 8, completed 50 years of
PAO, Capt. Buddy I:.Tarris, Maj. continuous service in CAP in FebCharles Krout and 2nd Lt. Robert
ruar~, 1995. Rejected by every s erThomas fo~ su~&b~fd/rY- promot-~ ~vtce in during World War II being their unit's emergency ser- cause of his asthma, he chose CAP
vices capabilities, and generating
as a welcome outlet for his desire
continuous public awareness.
to serve his country. Since he joined
in 1945, he has earned more than
Northeast Region
30 awards, including the Paul E.
Four members of PennsylvaGarber Award. He's been active in
Ida Winffs Group 1200 and Com- all three of CAP's primary misposite Squadron 1202 were resions and has held numerous comcently honored as the best in their mand positions. Still eager to conunits for 1994. Cadet of the Year tinue serving, he has no intenAwards went to Cadet Hannah tions of "retiring~.
Phelan, Group 1200, and to CaNorth Central Region
det Justin Ogden, Composite
Squadron 1202. Group 1200
Senior Member Floyd O.
Commander James B. Brown was
Baucom, of Kansas City, Mo.,
his unit's Senior Member of the
emergency services officer for MisYear. He also received a special souri Wing's Frontier Composappreciation award, as did 2nd Lt ite Squadron, earned the ProfesSue Phelan, PAO for Squadron
sional Development Series Cer1202.
tificate from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This
is FEMA's highest training award,
Great Lakes ReL~ion
M e m b e r s o f O h i o W i n g ' s given after completing seven management and leadership courses,
Lakefield Composite Squadranging from emergency planning
ron 710 joined an Ohio ANG KCto public speaking.
135 crew for an orientation flight
Baucem's emergency service exon an air refueling mission Jan.
perience is not limited to only CAP.
31. The flight left Rickenbacker
ANG Base in Columbus, Ohio, He's also worked with the Ameriheading south over Kentucky and can Red Cross for more than ten
years, including the mid-west
floods during the summer of 1993
The KC-135 off-loaded 1,000
pounds ofaviation fuel into a B-52 and the California earthquake in
bomber from Louisiana, and ro- February 1994. He is a community disaster education specialist
turned to Rickenbacker. The threeand a FEMA instructor for emerhour flight provided a memorable
experience for the many cadets gency management workshops. He
has been a CAP member since
who participated.
December 1988.
Cadet Patrick J. Newbrough,
First Lieutenant Earl William
from St Charles, Ill., and a memBurress Jr., previously assigned
ber of the FoxValley Composite
to the Minnesota Wing's St.
Squadron, Group 14, Illinois
Wing, has received an appointCloud Senior S'luadron and
North Star Cadet Squadron,
ment to the U.S. Naval Academy
at Annapolis, Md. As a member of was commissioned as a second
lieutenant in the U. S. Air Force
the midshipman's Class of 1999,
he will major in naval architec- Jan. 27, 1995.

Civil Air Patrol News

kept on the ambulance, and were
sorely needed.
Texas Wing's Black Sheep
Composite Squadron hosted
Mr. David Fulton, Director of the
Aviation Division for the Texas
Department of Transportation as
their speaker Feb. 28. Fulton
spoke of the future of general aviation in Texas, its importance on
local economies throughout the
state, and of the dire need for
community support of local airports to strengthen economic
growth. He commented how
Florida had more visitors arrive
by aircraft than any other form of
AF Brig. Gen. Steve Richie and transportation last year. "That's
1st Lt. (AF 2nd Lt.) Earl W. why Florida puts so much emphaBurress Jr.
sis on their airport infrastructure".
He added that Florida, TennesLieutenant Burress graduated
see, and Alaska are some of the
from St. Cloud State University's
many states in the U.S. that
aviation program, with commer- heavily support aviation through
cial, instrument, and advanced
the distribution of aviation tax
ground instructor certificates. He
revenues from state and federal
is also a CAP mission pilot, ob- sources. He noted how Tennessee
server, and orientation pilot.
had an expenditure level of $90
Following graduation, Burress
million per year for airport imattended USAF Officer Training provements, yet Texas has spent
School at Maxwell AFB, Ala. The
only a total of $27 million state14-week program emphasized
wide in the past 47 years.
leadership, management, commuTo encourage growth, he exnications, national defense, and
plained how some communities
physical fitness. Burress will serve
use airport improvements to atwith the 76th Rescue Flight be- tract new businesses, often defore beginning eight months of signing airport terminals to double
space and missile training at as community centers or other
Vandenberg AFB, Calif., becomfacilities. Often, each dollar spent
ing an intercontinental ballistic
by an air traveler generates bemissile launch officer. He eventu- tween three and five dollars of
ally hopes to enter Air Force navibusiness spent in that community
gator or pilot training.
for subsequent goods and services.
Southwest Region
Lt. Col. James E. Thomey, vice
commander of the Arkansas
Wing, was promoted to Brigadier
General in the Arkansas Air National Guard, in the position of
Assistant Adjutant General. In
conjunction with the commander,
Thomey exercises command and
control, directs ANG operations,
and establishes policy to ensure
mission readiness of assigned
units. Colonel Thomey brings
years of education and experience
to the Arkansu Wing.
The Safford, Ariz. Senior
Squadron No. 103 made its first
find Jan. 23. Looking for a missing
pilot and his Pitts Special Acrobatic aircraft, Mission Pilot, Maj.
Jess Taylor, and his observers,
2nd Lt. Erik Erickson, and Aina
Wright of Tucson Squadron. No.
104, located the downed plane in
about 30 minutes of searching.
The crash site was about six miles
north of a local airport, in an isolated desert brush area. Unfortunately, the pilot did not survive.
Texas Wing's Odessa Composite Squadron donated some
much needed equipment to the
Marfa, Texas, Emergency Medical Service Feb. 7. Maj. Norms
Williams, squadron commander,
and FO Steven Rivas presented
Ellen Kimble of the Marfa EMS
with several pieces of new equipment for their ambulance. Among
the items donated were a
backboard with a head immobilizer, a splint kit, and an extraction device for removing victims
from auto accidents. A recent fire
in Marfa's city hall destroyed all of
the emergency rescue supplies not


Lustick, and Cadets Marty
Becktell, Russell and Robert
Langheid, Nathan Gallahan,
Sarah Bowerman, and Simon

Pacific ReLrion
More than a dozen California
Wing cadets and senior members
from the Marin Composite
Squadron volunteered to become
live weather spotters for the National Weather Service. They were
"recruited" as CAP members by
the NWS's Mark Strobin, after his
briefing at a Feb. 7 squadron meeting.
Large mountains in the region
often prevent automated weather
observation systems from working effectively. This requires the
assistance of trained weather spotters on the ground to produce reliable weather forecasts for all areas.
"When the weather is most active is when we need trained spotters. They. can save us precious
time in issuing flash flood alerts
and other hazardous weather
warnings", Strobin commented.
The successful recruiting effort in
the Matin Squadron led to similar briefings and recruiting drives
for CAP support in several other
California Wing squadrons.
CAP communicators from the
California Wing helped operate
NASA's radio station KHA-908 at
the Ames Research Laboratory at
Moffett Federal Airfield, near
Mountain View, California, during a 24 hour test by the Federal
Emergency Management Agency.
Rocky Mountain Region
The check of FEMA's National
Idaho Wing's Coeur d~Alene Emergency Coordination Net was
Composite Squadron disconducted Feb. 28 and March 1.
Eight CAP members from the
patched two ground teams Feb.
San Francisco Bay Group Two
20, to assist in a flood relief mission at the town of Caltaldo, Idaho. received hands-on training at the
CAP members helped other vol- NASA Emergency Operations
unteers with sand bagging and
Center, for duties they may be
called upon to perform during a
radio communications. Unseasonably high temperatures and large major disaster. NASA reported
amounts of rainfall melted moun- more than 50 successful radio
tain snowpacks. This created flash check-ins ranging from California,
floods along the Coeur d'Alene
Texas, and Virginia, during the
River in northern Idaho, sweep- 24-hour period. This was a sancing away several houses and cars. tioned emergency services trainAssisting in the relief support ing mission, with Lt. John Crane
were Maj. Gary Boyd, Capt. Jeff as the project officer.

Capt M. Doug Mathews, Aviation Weather Chief for the National
Air Weather Advisory Unit of the National Weather Service,
demonstrates weather forecasting computers to cadets of the
Missouri Wing's Richards-Gebaur Composite Squadron.
Mathews is the squadron's aerospace education officer and past
commander, and has been a meteorologist for 30 years. (CAP
Photo by Capt. Gary Gregory, Missouri Wing)


Civil Air Patrol News

March 1995

National flight encampment set for summer

I Cadet Pro ams News
Meet cadet programs staff
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- National
Headquarters began it's reorganization
to a corporate structure Jan. 1. Cadet
Programs was the first directorate to 'go'
corporate. We just thought it would be a
good idea to let you know who we are.
Our director is Air Force Lt. Col. Doug
Isaacson, presently also chief of safety for
Headquarters CAP-USAF. He brings to
Cadet Programs strong backgrounds in
safety, business, and light aircraft operation. He was the former operations officer
for the U.S. Air Force flight screening
program bringing unique insight into
what the USAF will expect from our cadets who choose to prepare for military
Lt. Col. Gerry Levesque is the curriculum developer. A 23-plus-years CAP member, he has completed the cadet program
and is the recipient of the Gill Robb Wilson award. A four-time squadron commander, Colonel Levesque also brings
drug demand reduction experience with
him as he is also the DDR coordinator for
the 75th Division, U.S. Army Reserve.
Our program manager is Maj. Christopher Shaw. Major Shaw is a 14-year CAP
member, a recipient of the Gen. Carl A.
Spaatz Award and the Grover Loening
Leadership Award. He holds a bachelor's
degree in aviation management, a com-

mand pilot and flight instructor ratings,
and was formerly director of cadet programs for Illinois Wing.
The registrar is Maj. Bobble-Jean
Tourville. She is a nine-year CAP member and also holds the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz
Award. A recipient of the Paul E. Garber
Award, Major Tourville is formerly a
group cadet programs officer, and the
Massachusetts Wing director of senior
programs. She is an emergency services
ground team leader and a rated mission
Our administrative technician is 2Lt
Linda Brown. Lieutenant Brown brings
extensive administrative analyst experience from her career with IBM. Formerly
from Alaska Wing, she was working for
the director of administration on Alaska
Wing staff. She is also a rated mission
Rounding out our staff as chief of national cadet special activities is Ramona
Reeves. Ms. Reeves has served in National Headquarters Cadet Programs for
over five years and recently retired after
many years of dedicated civil service. She
brings to Cadet Programs special understanding of the processes that make Cadet Programs work as well as corporate

MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- The 1995 National Cadet Flight Encampment will be held at
Oshkosh, Wis., -- the mecca of general aviation -- in a series of two week encampments
from June through August 1995. The encampment was developed by National Headquarters with cooperation and support from the EAA and Fox Valley Technical College.
The tentative price for this two-week immersion into the general aviation experience
is $495. This includes food, lodging, materials, 10 hours of hands on flight time and 10
hours ofbackseat observer time. Cadets who complete the training will also receive credit
for the CAP Encampment.
Cadets who are at least 15 years of age and have completed Phase I are encouraged to
apply. Cadets who are 16, have a class 3 medical certificate, their parents' permission,
and are identified as ready by their instructor at the Encampment will get the opportunity
to solo. Cadets who may not meet these qualifications will still receive the training, but
will not solo. However, this should not lessen the flight experience of the cadets.
Letters to cadets and parents explaining application procedures have been distributed.
The deadline to apply is April 30, 1995.

'Blue beret' specialist school returns
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Civil Air Patrol will reinstitute it's "Blue Beret" activity
in volunteering it's services to the 1995 EAA Annual Convention at Oshkosh, Wis.,
July 22 through August 4, 1995.
For 20 years the Civil Air Patrol has volunteered it's services to EAA. The CAP
mission at Oshkosh is to marshall all aircraft for parking, search for emergency radio
beacons (ELT's) and overdue aircraft, and to provide emergency services and security
"Blue Beret" is the specialist's school for these emergency services. Originally
formed in the early 1960s, it was designed to be the premiere CAP search and rescue
school. The school actively participated at EAA Oshkosh for many years, earning
acclaim for it's challenging and realistic training methods. As the years passed, the
project evolved into the now familiar CAP-EAA Oshkosh Activity.
Additional information and application procedures will become available in the
next few weeks through your unit commanders.

Special activity date change
Dates for the Pararescue Orientation Course at Kirtland AFB, N.M., have changed.
The new dates are June 24 (arrive) - July 1 (depart).

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Civil Air Patrol News

Earhart Awards
Katherine R. Lai .................................
David A. Perez Jr ............................... 2073
Paul F. Winterscheidt ....................... 04261
Juan M. Maranesi .............................. 4305
Michele L. Bradrick ...........................04384
Joshua A. Cadice ................................ 05148
DeWayne A. Randolph ......................07004
Michael S. Fisher ............................... 8437
Michael J. Burgess ............................. 10049
Donald D. Walker ............................... 1286

Jason E. Cox ........................................ 16022
Donovan S. Burns .............................. 18038
Melissa Fournier ................................ 20243
Jimmy A. Martin ................................32142
Ronald D. Thompson ......................... 34282
Jeramy D. Hopkins ............................ 5115
Tomas-A. Tremhecki .......................... 37060
David W. Weiner ................................. 39014
John D. Domansky ............................ 2416
Jason M. Weniger ............................... 48061

Mitchell Awards
Ryan M. Delane .................................. 04285
James M. Gallina ............................... 31238
Sharon A. Fitzgerald ......................... 04285
Kevin S. Long ...................................... 32111
David B. Woodley ............................... 04285
Angle s. Zugay .................................... 34288
Anthony P. Ramirez .......................... 04384
Robert V. Candido ............................. 4139
Nathan T. Keethler ............................05030
Joshua M. Harris ............................... 4228
Cindy A. Nowak .................................. 05031
William B. Neal ................................... 34229
Rebecca E. Welch ............................... 05068
Ronald D. Dickerhoof .......................24283
Matthew A. Goodrich ........................ 05147
Aaron It. Glasgow .............................. 35008
Cory J. Coho ........................................ 07004
Lee G. Corns ........................................35104
Amy L. Randall ................................... 08078
Buddy B. Benson ................................ 35121
Richard L. Fuller ...............................09090
Sarah O. Fritts .................................... 36073
Marsey IL Justice ............................... 1298
Robbie N. Solenday ........................... 37025
Jennifer L. Morgan ............................11298
Stephen IL Pitts ................................. 37035
Matthew L. Pinkerton ....................... 12186
Catherine J. Ryan .............................. 37025
Paul M. Brajcki ................................... 12218
David J. Gaulin .................................. 38003
Edward F. Wrubluski ........................ 16068
Michael A. Kowalewski ..................... 38033
Keith P. Vega ...................................... 16079
Tony A. Jackson ...............................39014
Aaron Zeller ........................................ 16091
Adam B. Weiner ................... , ............. 39014
Aaron M. Horton ................................18003
Jon R. Friedman ............................. 40050
Jon Storozuk ....................................... 19013
Weston R. Kissel ................................. 41036
Brian A. Wallace ................................. 19044
Michael J. Florea ............................... 41154
Eric DeLeon ........................................ 19070
Ardis J. Stubbs ................................... 41173
Matthew J. Mitroka ........................... 20241
Christopher M. Coleman .................. 42085
Catherine M. Vande Voorde ............. 20260
Ariel Merrell ....................................... 42091
Michael J. Fischer ..............................
Isaiah J. Lewallen .............................. 42367
Robert K. Mehta ................................. 21042
Allison 8. McGran .............................. 46086
Nicholas C. Decker ............................ 3009
Brian A. Ellenberger ......................... 47049
A. Nathan Dickson ............................. 3117
Jeremy Konetz ................................... 48061
Cody D. Lewis ..................................... 23126
Elizabeth A. Lueck ............................. 48061
Chris B. Branch .................................26002~ .... ~edro L, Martinez .............................. 52059
NathanP. Fredrickson :. ......, .......~,Z26058
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Chad-C. Phillips... ......, . ~ . . . . . . ~ . . ~ . . 0 ~
,~!~ ~astro ....................................... 52068
Thomas E. Waidron .....: ..........: ..........~JI219
Lt/is A. Velez ........................................ 52068

MAXWELL AFB, Aia. -- Civil Air Patrol News publishes names, wings, and dates of
death concerning Civil Air Patrol members who've died. Death notices should be sent in
accordance with Civil Air Patrol Regulation 35-2 to: National Headquarters Civil Air
Patrol/MPSD, Bldg. 714, 105 So. Hanseli St., Maxwell AFB AL 36112-6332.
VINEYARD, Odessa E. Maj., Arizona Wing, April 27, 1994
WEST, George F., Lt. Col., Texas Wing, Dec. 24, 1994
MUNROE, Donald D., Lt. Col., Missouri Wing, Jan. 5, 1995
BUSH, Eugene H., Capt., Florida Wing, Jan. 16, 1995
PALMER, Howard E., Col., Connecticut Wing, Jan. 19, 1995
DETROI, Andrew, Capt., Minnesota Wing, Jan. 25, 1995

1994 CAP-USAF Reserve Annual Awards
C a p t . R i c h a r d G . A u g u r, N o r t h C a r o l i n a W i n g L i a i s o n O f fi c e , O u t s t a n d i n g
R e s e r v e A s s i s t a n c e O f fi c e r o f t h e Ye a r
T S g t . D o n a l d W. D e N i t t o , S o u t h C a r o l i n a W i n g L i a i s o n O f fi c e , O u t s t a n d i n g
R e s e r v e A s s i s t a n c e N C O o f t h e Ye a r
Maj. Dean Habrun, South Carolina Wing Liaison Office, Outstanding CAPU S A F I n d i v i d u a l M o b i l i z a t i o n A u g m e n t e e o f t h e Ye a r
Capt. Pamela J. Landreth-Strug, North Carolina Wing Liaison Office, Outs t a n d i n g C A P - U S A F J u n i o r O f fi c e r o f t h e Ye a r

Distinguished Service Medal
Lt. Col. Henry L. Jackson, Texas Wing, Dec. 8, 199
Lt. Col. James P. Zoeller, Texas Wing, Dec. 8, 1994
Lt. Col. O. G. Minden, Southwest Region, Dec. 8 1994

Exceptignal Service Award
'C61:-2~. ~'en ~p~lebh"U~a-~Pennsyl/;aiaia Wing, ]Dec: 8~ 19,94 ._

Unit Citation Award'''~~ '" ' ' ~ " .... '

Lebanon Composite Squadron, New Hampshire Wing, Feb. 7, 1995
Coral Springs Cadet Squadron, Florida Wing, Feb. 7, 1995
Honululu Composite Squadron, Hawaii Wing, Feb. 7, 1995

Gill Robb Wilson Awards
Robert D. Breakiron, Maj .................. SWR
Ralph E. Landry, Lt. Col .................... SWR

William H. Myers, Lt. Col., ................ M E R
Querida M. Rivera, Maj ................... PACR

Paul Garber Awards
Michael Doyle Jr., Msj ....................... M E R
Jan F. Ganzel, Capt ............................M E R
Celia M. Levesque, Capt., .................. SWR

Raymond E. Lyon, Maj ....................... M E R
Clarence A. Peters, Maj., .................... LR
Rodney E. Randall, Maj., ....................SER

Grover Loening Awards
John L. Bogner, Capt., ........................ SER
Peter K. Bowden, 1st Lt., ................... M E R
Dana J. Brenner, Capt., ................... PA C R
Thomas B.Cuny, Lt. Col ..................... SWR
James R. Eiben, .Capt., ...................... E R
Andrew B. Felix, Capt., ......................M E R
Gregory R. Frazier, Capt., ............... PACR
Joseph M. Hackett, Capt., .................. G L R
Larry L. Heyrman, Capt ..................... GLR
James T. Jasper, Capt., ....................PACR
Glen C. Jensen, Capt .......................... NCR
Jacqueline S. Lemon, Capt., .............. SWR
Johnnetta C. Mayhew, Capt., ............ M E R

Bernard C. Mayoux, Capt., .................SWR
Walid R. Nasr, 1st Lt., .........................
William R. Pereira, Capt., .................. N E R
Thomas P. Perkins, Capt., ..................N E R
Sewall B. Rent Jr., Capt., ...................NER
Don F. Schaefer, 1st Lt., ...................... GLR
Wynston M. Selwyn, Capt., .............. PACR
Karen R. Tazelaar, Capt., .................. M E R
Wesley E. Waddle, Capt., .................... GLR
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Civil Air Patrol News

Delaware Wing joins
search for lost whale
By Maj. Justin Carisio
Delaware Wing Public
Affairs Officer
W I L M I N G TO N , D e l . - - T h e
press dubbed him Waldo, The
Wrong Way Right Whale. And for
nine days in December, the U.S.
Coast Guard, the National Marine Fisheries Service, marine biologists and eventually Civil Air
Patrol played a leviathan game of
"Where's Waldo?"
That is the easiest way to describe the saga of a rare right
whale spotted early in December
in the upper reaches of the Delaware Bay, moving toward the hazards of Delaware River instead
out into open sea. Only 336 of
these endangered mammals are
known to exist.
The Coast Guard and marine
scientists worked doggedly to get
the young animal turned around.
To track its movements, a radio
transmitter was attached to it.
The signals could be detected only
when the whale surfaced for air30 seconds every four to six minutes.
By Saturday, Dec. 10, contact
was lost and the whale appeared
to have finally moved back into
larger area of the lower bay. The

surest way to confirm that was to
monitor from the air. The U.S:
Environmental Protection Agency
requested assistance from Delaware Wing. A CAP corporate aircraft piloted by 1st Lt. Guy
Palandrini flew a search over the
bay with Scott Kraus of the New
England Aquarium and Dave
Wiley of the International Wildlife Coalition on beard. There was
neither visual nor radio contact.
Two days later, another flight,
piloted by Maj. Robert Vawter,
yielded the same negative result.
Unlike a typical aerial search and
rescue sortie, not finding the target was cause for celebration. According to Philip Hamilton, the
New England Aquarium scientist
on board this flight, the lack of a
signal indicated that the whale
probably had found its way back
into the ocean.
Delaware Wing's commander,
Col. Jim Tazelaar, saw the opportunity for CAP to support this effort as a direct result ofthe wing's
solid partnership with state and
federal agencies. "We work closely
with EPA, routinely providing aircraft for their weekly aerial surveys of the coast,~ he said. "It was
natural for them to think of us,
and we were glad to help."

California member
earns Medal of Valor
PLAYA DEL RAY, Calif. -- A California Wing member has been
awarded the CAP Bronze Medal of Valor for saving 40 lives by his
brave actions in entering a burning apartment here.
While driving, Capt. John M. Ferdon, Los Angeles Group l, Clover
Field Composite Squadron 51, saw smoke coming from the roof of the
four-story structure. He entered the building and called 911 to notify
the fire department. Discovering the building had no central fire
alarm, he ran through the structure to alert and evacuuate all the
By the time the fire department had arrived he had all 40 residents
outside. He then assisted the firemen and police until his services
were no longer needed. The local Fire Department praised his alert
life-saving efforts.
Ferdon's heroic actions occurred Nov. 10, 1993.

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March 1995



P O S ' F

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March 1 - May 31, 1995
Prize List

1st: VIP trip for two to National Board or National Congress on Aviation
and Space Education
VIP trip to NEC at National CAP Headquarters
Uniform of choice or $200 cash

1st: Aircraft Owners and Pilots
CAP Cadet Flight Scholarship
2nd: Trip to national special activity
(must meet requirements - no lACE)
3rd: Scholarship to National Youth Leadership Forum in Washington DC ($795)



4th: Two year memberships
5th: One year memberships
6th: "Membership Drive '95" t-shirts



PLUS...All members recruiting three or more members are eligible
for the $100 shopping spree (bookstore/depot) drawing at ~
National Board
(must be present to win).

The winning Squadron in each size category receives $250



- Under 20 members
- 20 - 30 members
- 31 - 50 members
- 51 - 75 members
- over 75 members