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July 1995
20 pages
Vol. 27, No. 7
Maxwell AFB, Ala.
36112 -6332
Newspaper of America's Air Force Auxiliary

Serving CAP membership since November 1968

Ve w i l l s u r v i v e , fl o u r i s h : "
Staff college slated for October

CAP leadership continues fight in Washington for funding

Knoxville, Tenn. - The location and dates for
the 1995 Southeast Region Staff College have
been set for October 1-6.
The college will be held at the J.G. Brown Air
National Guard Professional Military Education
Center at McGhee Tyson Air Base in Knoxville,,
according to Col. Richard L. Bowling, SER commander.
The center is in the last stages of a $30 million
building program. "The staff and facilities are
outstanding," according to Lt. Col. Russell A.
Schmidt, deputy chief of staff for senior Programs. "The PMEC is certified by the Southern
Association of Schools and Colleges. Similar
courses for employees of commercial enterprises
are worth hundreds of dollars."
Billeting and dining are provided on the base
at nominal cost. A library, exercise room and
base exchange are also available.
Applicants for student and staff positions
should submit a CAP Form 17 through approved
channels. A $50 fee (check or money order)
should accompany student applications.

J a m e s F. Ty n a n

EAA salutes air racing at Oshkosh
OSHKOSH, Wis. m The top airplanes, replicas and personalities of air racing's most exciting
and popular era will be saluted at this year's
Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-In Convention, which will be held July 27-Aug. 2 at
Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis.
The "Return to the Golden Age of Air Racing"
salutes the era between 1927 and 1939, when air
racing was one of America's most popular spectator sports. Major corporations backed flying
teams in heated competition for fame, fortune
and world speed records. Many innovations
developed in the Search foc speed and championships late became primary components of World
War II military aircraft, as well as private aircraft.
For more information about the event or EAA,
call 1 (800) 564-6322.

departure of LOs who have already been approved.
"This plan would serve Senator McCain's press release
goals of reducing CAP 'overhead' and impose a reasonCivil Air Patrol's fiscal 1996 budget request of $27
able reduction in overall CAP funding," General Andermillion remains in jeopardy after a month of intensive
son said. "And our legislative liaison people are alpolitical jockeying at the highest levels of government. ready working this issue with key members from both
Although the House of Representatives recently
the House and Senate committees."
approved CAP's requested $27 million funding for
The proposed SASC reduction is in response to
fiscal 1996, the Senate Armed Services Committee did "funding shortfalls" which are having a negative imnot. The committee recommended an 18.5 percent
pact on the readiness of U.S. military forces. "It is only
the dramatic reductions
reduction in CAP's
budget -- slashing it
in the defense budget
over the past 10 years
to $22 million n in
which have caused me to
line with a recommenquestion many of the prodation from the Sengrams which receive
ate Armed Services
funding from the Defense
Readiness Subcommittee chaired by Sen.
Department," explained
Senator McCain.
John McCain (R-AZ).
Contrary to one of
Because there is a
Senator McCain's earlier
difference in the two
CAP National Commander
proposals, a resolupress releases, he has
Brig. Gen. Richard L. Anderson
once again outlined his
tion must now be
agreed upon by the
intention to "gradually
phase out the remainder
House-Senate Conference Committee, a group made up of members from
of the DOD's CAP budget over a period of years."
both the SASC and the House National Security ComGeneral Anderson is asking CAP members to con"mittee. The decision is expected to be made by the tinue the grassroots letter-writing campaign. "I ask
committee in late August or September.
each and every CAP member to redouble their efforts
CAP officials are hoping that the House-Senate
at contacting both their House and Senate representacommittee will at least agree to a substitute proposal
tives to inform them of the value of this volunteer
that would cut the budget by only 10 percent. This plan program to the country-- and the danger inherent in
would move the conversion of CAP's U.S. Air Force the Senate reduction. The bottom-fine message -- the
liaison officers from fiscal 1997 to fiscal 1996. This cut in CAP's operating funding will endanger CAP
action replaces an active-duty LO force to a retired emergency services, cadet programs and aerospace
structure and would save CAP and the Department of education. The substitute reduction proposal works
for everyone," stated the general.
Defense about $2.7 million with little negative impact
on CAP's operational funding.
" We w i l l p r e v a i l , s u r v i v e a n d fl o u r i s h i n t h i s
The only impact of this proposal would be the early struggle," said General Anderson. .


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program to the coun~... "

Presidential visit

First encampment tips
Some helpful hints for those concerned
about going onthat first encampment ..... 10
Young Eagles soar
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FourMaxwellAFBcadetswrite (~ ~/~,
their way into a Young Eagles l~~
flightwith ChuckYeager .....11
4-in-I video now available from bookstore ............. 2
California joint exercise a major success ..................
South Carolina Wing's IMA big winner ................... 4
National commander: "Dear Troops". .................... 5
Chief of Chaplains ...................................................6
CAP-U.S. Air Force commander ............................14
Cadet Programs ...................................................... 4
Editorial & Opinion
Letters to the Editor. ................................................ 7
Determination, will help Colorado cadet ................ 1
36 YearsAgo This Month ...................................... 1 1
Awards ...........................................................S
Coast To Coast ............................................. 6-20
Special Sections
In Search Of ...........................................................17
Final Salute ................". ............................................ 0
Classified Advertising ............................................2 0

President Bill Clinton and members of hie staff meet with the
Colorado Wing cadets and senior members who supported his
May visit to the Air Force Academy and Petersen AFB, Colo, The
CAP members assisted the White House staff, Secret Service and
Paterson AFB Security Police with the presldent°a security arrangements. In addition to directing traffic, and controlling accase to designated DV areas, the cadets had a chance to meet with
the commander In chief up close. See story on Page 2,

CAP's 1995
board plans
fall into place
"I love it when a plan comes togetherl"
said Don Rowland of Civil Air Patrol's
Plans and Requirements Directorate.
The plan Mr. Rowland was describing
is the August 1995 National Board meeting that will be held at the Sheraton
Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C.,
Aug 17-19.
"this national board is the first of a
five-year plan to increase attendance,
reduce the member's costs, and mainrain attractive mini-vacation locations,"
said Mr. Rowland. "We are going to put
fun and value back into our meetings. In
fact, details about all of the new director's
goals for CAP will be discussed Aug. 18
at the staff update briefing during the
General Assembly."
The plan's first step is to make the
program of value to the membership.,
according to Mr. Rowland. "The number one reason people attend conferences is to listen to experts in their field.

See Board... Page 5

Colorado Wing personnel
support Presidential visit
1Lt. Sandra Alexa
Public Affairs Officer
Colorado Advocacy Flight
Colorado Wing cadets were privileged
to assist in maintaining security for
President Clinton's visit to Colorado
Springs as the commencement speaker
for the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation May 31.
After the graduation ceremonies,
President Clinton flew from the academy to Peterson AFB, Colo., where he
addressed an audience comprised of
military members, their dependents and
media represerrtatives.
At this gathering, 19 cadets and four
senior members from Colorado Wing
Group 3 squadrons assisted with the
security efforts by providing crowd control and direction, as well as access and
security for the designated DV area.
Cadets from the Colorado Springs
Cadet Squadron and the Air Force Academy Composite Squadron were selected
for the detail coordinated by the Group 3
commander, Maj. Dave Caraway, and
the Colorado CAP Advocacy Flight.
Upon arrival at Peterson AFB, cadets
assembled in formation and received a
briefing from the Secret Service, White
House staff and Peterson AFB Security

The detail was then divided into Detaft A and B. Detail A aided the Secret
Service and White House staff in maintaining the DV section and the inner
area where the president was located.
Detail B worked with the Petersen AFB
Security Police to maintain outer perimeter security. The cadets directed attendees -- numbering in the thousands
to magnetometers used for searches
prior to their being able to enter the area
where President Clinton spoke.
Despite the rain and hail which forced
the president's address to be cut short,
President Clinton spent time greeting
members of the crowd. At that time, all
members of the CAP presidential detail
were summoned to the flightline by the
Secret Service where President Clinton,
along with Colorado Gov. Roy Romer,
personally met and shook hands with
each member of the detail.
"I spent more than 20 years as an
active duty NCO in the U.S. Army and
never even got a glimpse ofa U.S. president. As a CAP member, I actually got
to meet him," said Major Caraway.
Each member of the detail also received a Peacekeepers Award form the
21st Space Wing for their professionalism and military bearing.

CAP participates in VP fatherhood initiative
Promoting responsible fatherhood as Assembly's Collaboration for Youth's
a national priority is one of Vice Presi- Child Sexual Abuse Task Force.
dent AI Gore's initiatives to
The summit was held in
Washington, D.C., and was
strengthen families and
attended by more than 80 naAmerica.
The objective of the initiational leaders associated with
youth and public service ortive is to promote responsible
fatherhood as a national priganizations.
ority -- one child and one
During the introductions,
neighborhood at a time. SevMs. Williams met several
eral youth organizations have
state and national organizainitiated programs of their
tion leaders who had been
own in support of the vice
CAPcadets. According to Ms.
Vice President
president's initiative.
Williams, they attributed
AI Gore ;
Civil Air Patrol National
their success in life to CAP.
Headquarters' Director of Personnel,
C,kPs success in encouraging young
Ronova W. Williams, received a White men and women as future leaders for the
House invitation to participate in the Air Force and America by providing a
most recent meeting June 26.
safe nurturing environment and proMs. Williams was nominated by the meting responsible behavior was cited
Casey Foundation of Baltimore, Md. She by the foundation as the reason for incame to the attention of the foundation cluding CAP in the most recent summit
through her work with the National to promote responsible fatherhood.

"The attitudes of 40 years of Cold War and business
as usual are recipes for failure in the years ahead.
Downsizing, reduced budgets and a new world order
that's been described as long on new world and short
on order, demand we change the way we do business.
Quality is not just desirable -- it is essential. To be
successful, we must continue to educate ourselves and
our people, and adapt our organizational culture."
Secretary of the Air Force Sheila Widnall

Former CAP member rescued


Capt. Scott F. O'Grady, fighter pilot and former Washington CAP cadet, raises
his arm in victory after returning to Avlano AB, Italy. LL Gen. Michael E. Ryan
(right), commander of the Allied Air Forces 8outhem Europe and also a former
CAP cadet, escorted Captain O'Grady from the U.S.S. Kesrsarge where he was
taken after his rescue. O'Grady wes shot down In hie F-16 Fighting Falcon June
21 after being hit by a Serb missile In Bosnia. He survived for six days before
being rescued.

4-1n-1 video now available
A new video cassette with four different programs is now available
through the Civil Air Patrol Bookstore.
This 4 in I video contains:
To d a y ' s C i v i l A i r P a t r o l ~ A
dynamic and updated new video overview of CAP. Perfect for public
m~etinb,~, speeches, school groups, or
recruitiflg. Ideal for CAP members
and the g' eneral public. (17:50 minutes.) i
CAP ~adets In Action -- Cadets
answer such questions as: Why are
you in C~V? What does CAP do for

you? A good cadet recruiting tape.
(9:28 minutes.)
Hawk Mountain Ranger School
-- Participants tell what Hawk Mountain Ranger School is all about. Perfeet for teenagers and/orcadets. (22:30
Johnson Flight Encampment An overview of the three segments of
this dynamic flight encampment, balloons, gliders, and powered flight.
Includes actual flight footage. Great
for all ages. (28:07 minutes.)
The cost of this new 4-in-1 video
cassette is just $12.

Civil Air Patrol News


Inland Empire Group 18, California Wing host Joint" exercise
1Lt. Wendy Glassman
Public Affairs Officer
Long Beach Group 7, Calif. Wing
Two earthquakes, one 9.0 and
one 8.5 on the Richter Scale,
devastated Southern California
on a sunny Friday afternoon.
Thus began a rigorous, two-day
disaster relief exercise hosted
by the Inland Empire Group 18
in conjunction with the California Wing.
In light of recent disasters,
this crucial exercise was
planned to bring together those
organizations which must work
closely together in the event of a
real disaster.
"We couldn't
have been more
pleased with the
turnout," said
Lt. Col. Fred
Nelson, commander of Group
18 and project
officer/base commander for this
exercise. VAconsiderable number of squadrons
from Southern California were
represented. We even had a
crew fly in from Northern California to participate."
Working out of a hangar without electricity, telephone service or water, more than 125
CAP members worked with 1o-

cal disaster relief officials such
as the city of Office of Emergency Services, Hemet, Calif.;
American Red Cross, Riverside
County Chapter; Metropolitan
Water District of Southern California; San Jacinto, Calif.,fLve,
police, and school districts; and
the local chapter of RACES (a
volunteer organization of FCClicensed radio operators
equipped with a mobile emergency communications trailer).
More than 80 simulated
tasks were performed by CAP
members during the exercise.
The tasks included sorties flown
to assessdamage caused by the
earthquakes; ground teams dis-

crew's ability to properly handle
the blood during transport. Pilot Capt. ~D" Fringer, Group 18
deputy commander, and Capt.
Don Johnson, Group 18 director ofcemmunicatione, brought
the shipment in with both eggs
To add realism to the event,
the second earthquake caused
the complete destruction of the
mission base ofoperations. "Phe
relocation to a cramped, makeshift facility occurred without
incident," said Lt. Col. Joe Orchard, Bear Valley Composite
Squadron commander and the
exercise's mission coordinator.
When Colonel Orchard became
"severely injured" during
the exercise, his
duties were
"very capably"
assumed by Lt.
Col. Joe Bradley,
County Group 3
Fred Nelson
commander, and
1Lt. Darrell
Lipman, Cadet Programs officer
of Clover Field Composite
Squadron 51.
The wing's public affairs personnel were also tested. Lt.
Col. William F. Cowman, director of Public Affairs for the California Wing, and 1Lt. Wendy
Glassman responded to numer-

"The cooperat/on between and
var/ous outs cruc to our




Exercise Project Officer Lt. Col.
patched to survey major public
safety hazards; and emergency
medical crews attending to the
"injured" personnel.
The Red Cross asked CAP to
pick up a case containing emergency blood supplies. The Red
Cross had hidden 2 eggs in the
blood containers to test the

"Rescue workers" rush an earthquake victim to medical aid during
a dleaster relief exercise In California. The two-day event was
hosted by California Wing's Inland Empire Group 18 and Involved
numerous state, regional and local relief agencies.
ous TV, radio and print reporters at the scene.
All who attended the exercise were pleased with the level
of cohesiveness and realism.
Dave Putnam, of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern
California, said that the performance of the Civil Air Patrol in
this exercise was exemplary.
"This was evidenced in the way
operations continued despite
the loss of the command center
in a simulated collapse. These
guys just picked up and started
somewhere else"
Maureen Schenk, supervisor

of the Disaster Action Teams
for the American Red Cross Riverside County Chapter, said
"Overall, things went very well.
It's nice to know there are organizations such as the Civil Air
Patrol to work with when faced
with such a disaster."
"The cooperation between
ourselves and various outside
agencies is crucial to our smooth
functioning," said Project Ofricer Lt. Col. Fred Nelson. "This
networking during simulated
events needs to be done on an
annual basis to ensure contacts
with these organizations."

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July 1995 0 Civil Air Patrol News


" Yo u r c o n t r i b u t i o n s a r e s e l fl e s s , e n d u r i n g "


s you know, Civil Air Patrol
has been engaged for many
weeks in an intense effort to
retain our federal appropriation that
has been the fiscal lifeblood that underwrites our missions for America
and your call to volunteer public service.
In an effort to speak directly to
Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who
chairs the Senate subcommittee consideringour appropriation request and
has not met with CAP officials, I sent
the letter that follows to every daily
and weekly newspaper in the state of
Arizona. My intention: That your
message be conveyed to him by his
media watchers when it appears in
multiple periodicals across his home
The bottom line: Your contributions, as s~atod in the title of this
article, are selfless ... and enduring.
You serve America with great distinction, and I will go anywhere, anytime
to tell anyone the story of you selfless
heroics. In my recent travels, I've
journeyed to the Great Lakes Region
Conference, the Middle East Region
Conference, and a dozen other activities. At all, I've observed the quiet
heroes of CAP whose contributions
are selfless ... and enduring.
One lesson is clear: CAP must
maintain a high-profile presence on
Capitol Hill. Our National Legislative Committee under the able coordination of Col. Thomas A. Handley,
CAP Corporate legal counsel, has done
outstanding work in laying the foundation in previous years.. But our
recent experience teaches is that all
members everywhere must actively
educate pubic officials on the immense
value of CAP to America. I've done my
level best to do so, and I've been joined

federal statue, it is Emergency Services
(or ES, a small part of which is SAR),
Cadet Programs, and Aerospace Education (AE). It's the law of the land.
Our ES mission directly impacts Air
Force readiness because we render aid
and assistance to the Air Force and other
federal agencies. CAP consists ofan aUvolunteer force of 51,000 members in
1700 squadrons spanning America m
ready at a moment's notice to perform
critical emergency missions for the Air
Force and thousands of American communities, which directly impacts Air
Force readiness.
Cadet Programs is critical to readiness because we train thousands of members who later become senior leaders of1
the Air Force. A full 10% of each Air
Force Academy class consists of CAP
cadets. When Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael
Ryan greeted Capt. Scott O'Grady after
his escape from Bosnia, America and the
world witnessed the greeting of two men
who share a common bond: Both were
CAP cadets as teenagers.
Our equally important AE mission
educates the American public on the
To all of you who joined the fight for Air Medals for our aircrewmen from a
vital necessity for military readiness as
our fiscal 1996 appropriation, thank you grateful nation.
In 1995, CAP continues as a priority
a critical element of national power.
for being footsoldiers in a worthy and
CAP is the only Air Force presence in
lasting cause. Your contributions are
defense program performing critical misselfless and enduring. You are frontline
sion as one of the Air Force's four compo- thousands of American communities. We
carry the Air Force banner. And our AE
heroes for whom I have the highest renents: Active Duty, Air National Guard,
mission nurtures public understanding
Air Force Reserve, and Air Force Auxiliary (CAP) forces. All four combine to and support for readiness programs.
The assertion about excessive "overform a unified Air Force. To weaken one
Letter to Arizona media
is to weaken all. We join our Air Force head" is inaccurate. Our staffing costs
Dear Editor:
brothers and sisters in maintaining the
insure that our 51,000 members are
As National Commander of the Civil
Air Patrol (CAP) --the Auxiliary of the
readiness of U.S. forces by shouldering trained and ready to support Air Force
United States Air Force -- I am writing many noncombat missions of the Air readiness. And the costs to keep Air
to correct the public record regarding
Force. And in the process, we take an Force members in our ranks is critical to
Senator John McCain's proposal to reoath and wear the Air Force uniform mission effectiveness -- and Air Force
readiness because our Air Force partwith U.S. insignia on the lapels.
duce funding our organization. In a
ners labor at our sides. We are family.
Contrary to the assertion of Sen.
well-intentioned effort to improve the
McCain's staff, search and rescue (or
readiness of U.S. forces, Senator
S e e COMMANDER,.. P a g e 6
McCain's staff has mistakenly identiSAR) is not our primary mission. By

enthusiastically by your national vice
Commander, Col Paul M. Bergrnan, and
your national chief of staff, Col. James
C. Bobick.
In previous years, we have heard calls
irtour own ranks for curbing our activity
on Capitol Hill. The premise? That by
living by Congressional support, CAP
can die by Congressional support. The
lesson we've learned: That we must
enlarge our presence in Washington to
further solidify our Congressional support. To do less would forsake the trust
you've place in your Congressional leadership.

The second reason is to net- commander. "The ground rules
work. This year, we have the will be simple," said CAP Namost prominent speakers in the tional Commander Brig. Gen.
last 10 years of national boards.
Richard L. Anderson. "One
We cover the range from Con- question without a follow-up
gress to high-ranking Air Force
and questions can only come
from the open membership
officials," said Mr. Rowlands.
"Without a doubt, the attend- r a t h e r t h a n n a t i o n a l b o a r d
members. ~ want to encourage
ees at this year's National Board
open discussion and I hope evwill have the opportunity to liseryone will attend."
ten to top-level experts on service to our count r y, " s a i d C A P
Executive Director Col. Paul J.
Albano Sr. "We
shortened the
seminar time periods this year
and expanded the
CAP Executive Dlr~tor Col, Paul
number of seminars so that more
The town meeting will be held
options would be available. Everyone will now be able to at- Aug. 18 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
t e n d s e v e r a l d i ff e r e n t s e m i - in the in the Sheraton ballroom.
So where do people start havnars."
Networking time has also
ing fun? Right in Washington,
been increased with the addiD.C. The hotel is in the heart of
tion of another no-host evening our America's capitol. People
will be able to visit all of the
reception Aug. 18.
An added dimension to this national museums for the cost
of a subway ticket (about $1.25
year's program is the town meeting sponsored by the national each direction).

fled CAP as a "nondefense and lowerpriority military program" whose "primary mission ... is to search for and
rescue the victims of civilian plane
crashes" -- and with much "overhead'
that "burdens ... an already inadequate
military budget."
These assumptions are incorrect. And
here's why.
CAP is a priority defense program
activated in 1941 to bolster Army Air
Corps readiness in World War II. CAP
destroyed Nazi submarines off the U.S.
coast and performed many other wartime readiness missions that earned 800

reservations for the board meet- m If you are flying a corporate
ing and airlift is expected to be or private aircraft to the meetplentiful. Formore details about ing, you may want to consider
the Gaithersburg-Montgomery
pickup points across the country, intereste~individuals may C o u n t y A i r p o r t . I d e n t i fi e r :
KGAI. It is approximately three
contact their wing project officThe Sheraton Hotel is convemiles from the airport to the
niently located on the Red Line ers.
Shady Grove stop on the WashThe following is the most
of the Washington, D.C.,
i n g t o n , D . C . , M E T R O . Ta k e
METRO, at the Woodley Park current meeting information:
L o d g i n g : T h e S h e r a t o n the Red Line to the Woodley
Zoo stop. The METRO provides
Park-Zoo stop. The hotel is losafe and frequent transporta- Washington fax number was not
cated at that stop.
provided on the registration
tion to all areas of interest.
Guest Speakers: Although
form. You may fax your reserBring the family. They will find
vation request to (202) 387- all speakers are not confirmed,
plenty of entertainment during
early contacts appear promisthe day while you are attending 5397. Cutoff date for the rate
ing. Senator Harkin, D-KS, and
guarantee is July 17.
t h e f u n c t i o n s . To u r s c a n b e
Congressman Skelton, D-MO,
Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n :
purchased at
Commercial --Delta Airlines have indicated their desire to
the hotel concierge desk. The is offering an additional 5 per- speak, provided their schedules
can be arranged.
Trolley Tour is cent off the lowest fare availUpdates will be publicized
one of the high- able. For these fares, call Delta
eat rated by visi- Airlines at 1-800-241-6108 and regularly. General Boles, the
ask for file number Q2051. Some new Air Education and Traintors.
ing Command commander and
T h e S a t u r - people may have tried this file
Lt. Gen. Jay Kelly, Air Univernumber earlier and experienced
day evening
J, Al~no Sr,
banquet should some problems. The file is now sity commander, will attend.
be the highlight active and any travel agency Their itineraries are currently
of the board meeting, according may ticket your travel if ~they b e i n g w o r k e d . M r . B r i a n
Sharratt will address the Gento Mr. Rowland. "Yes, people
use the file number Q2051.
eral Assembly Aug. 18.
Airlift -- All air]JR requests
will still find chicken on their
Entertainment: The Air
have been supported. As in preplate unless they order the vegForce Ceremonial Band will
etarian plate, but the difference vious years, members using airt h i s y e a r w i l l b e t h e g u e s t lift must register for the entire open the General Assembly Aug.
18 with a selection of military
speaker and the entertainment. event (registration and banmarches. The band's "High
quet). This requirement will be
We will have a dance this year
included in the group leader's Flight" combo will provide enso there's still time to practice
tertainment during the banquet
those dance steps," he said.
and dance music after the meal.
Corporate~Private Aircraft
There is still time to make

that more would be availa . "

"Come and join the chaplains at this year's board meeting"


ivil Air Patrol's 1995 National
Board Meeting in Washington,
D.C., promises to be an exiting
time as the corporation sets goals for the
1995-1996 year and beyond. Invite all of
the CAP members to be a part of this
time together.
On ~ of the 700plus CAP,£~haplains, I invite you tb' come and join
the chaplains during the
national board meeting
and to the specific a~ivities and worship services
representing the various
faith groups.
The National Chaplain
Committee will meet Aug.
17 1:30 p.m. for its annual meeting. The
agenda is currently being set and all 15
members of this group will gather togather to administer the chaplain program and set policy. Wing chaplains are

We are one.
Lastly, CAP in no way ~burdens" the military budget. Our
volunteer members are a bargain by the measure of any yardstick.., contributing day in and
day out across America... without pay or compensation.., they
are truly volunteer ~minutomen
o f t h e A i r. " W h e n C A P p e r forms Missions for America, we
fly our aircraft at a cost of $70
er hour, compared to $1,600 to
2200 for military aircraft. In


lain Potter is also the current president
of the Military Chaplains' Association.
Chaplain Potter is a dynamic preacher
and speaker, and I encourage everyone
to join us for the prayer breakfast.
The chaplains at the national board
meeting will be invited to the U.S. Air
Force Chief of Chaplains Luncheon at
noon Aug. 18. Chaplain (Brig. Gen.)
Arthur S. "Sam" Thomas, who will be
the new Air Force chief of chaplains this
month will be with us and will share
with those present some thoughts about
the chaplaincy.
During the Chaplain's seminar time,
Air Force Chaplain (It. Col.) Wayne
Perry, the CAP-U.S. Air Force national
director of chaplains, and address some
This year, Air Force Chaplain (Col.) legal issues from other staff members.
I also encourage all chaplains to parLorraine Potter will be our breakfast
speaker. Chaplain Potter is the execu- ticipate in as many activities as possible
tive of the Armed Forces Chaplain's during this year's board meeting.
As I am writing this article, the last of
Board located in Washington, D.C. Chap-

encouraged to attend this meeting, but
will not be able to vote.
The National Board Prayer Breakfast will be held Aug. 18 7 a.m. Last
year, more than 100 people attended
this inspirational time together.

From The Top

the words of Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, "every
dollar we save by doing business better is a dollar that can
go to better supporting our men
and women in uniform.
To defund CAP, move it from
the Air Force home it has occupied for a half-century, and transfer its responsibilities to the states
is a defacto unfunded mandate.
Further, this proposal will quash
the volunteer spirit of America's
Air Force A-xiliary .. and extin-

guish the thousand points oflight
so brilliantly articulated by President George Bush.
CAP is, without question, a
valued component of the Air
Force Structure. We shoulder
critical Air Force missions at
bargain-basement prices, contributing to military readiness,
sometimes at a personal risk to
our aircrewmen. Over the last
year, I have looked into the faces
of spouses, family, and friends
of a half-dozen CAP heroes who,

the regional chaplain staffcolleges is in
session. This year's RCSCs have be
uplifting and inspirational in every region. The attendance is up by at least 10
to 20 percent at all events.
I have been privileged to meet and
greet more than 150 chaplains and other
senior members in attendance. Also,
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) John Murdoch, the
CAP deputy chief of chaplains, met with
100 at the three RCSCs he attended this
The new CAPP-221, the CAP Chaplain Course, is out and available for
chaplains and others. I encourage all
chaplains to obtain, read, study and then
take the test. A new certificate will be
awarded for successful completion.
I wish for everyone traveling to the
1995 National Board Meeting in Washington, D.C., a safe travel to and from
the event. I look forward to meeting you

attired in Air Force uniform,
lived by their oaths and died for
their nation.
I hope this explanation corrects the recent dialogue about
CAP's value to our country -and our contribution to Air Force
readiness. In recent weeks, I
and my staff have met with Air
Force Chief of Staff General
Ronald 1~ Fogleman arid Air
Force Secretary Sheila E.
Widnail to explore ways to enhance Air Force support to CAP
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Assistant mission coordinator appreciates AFRCC's efforts
Dear Editor
I was the assistant mission coordinator for the search and rescue mission of Feb. 3-5, and the
pilot of the aircraft that first made
contact with the search target.
I regret the article published in
the Civil Air Patrol News did not
give full credit to the truly outstanding work done by Capt.
Patricia Powers, of the Air Force
Rescue Coordination Center at
Langley AFB, Va., and her team
that weekend.
I cannot justify or give
reason for this glaring omission, I can only speculate the
authors of the article tried to
limit content due to space
restrictions and, since the
Civil Air Patrol News is a
CAP publication directed toward CAP members, the authors decided to focus on
the CAP aspects of the
I would, however, like
to clarify some portions of your
letter. To begin with, I want to
assure you we were all very appredative of your hard work and spectacular performance. I was truly
amazed at the diligent detective
work that went into identifying
the aircraft track from the meager
data available to you.
On the several occasions I had
to be interviewed by Louisville,
Ky., TV and newspapers, I was
always careful to describe the valuable information provided by
AFRCC and insisted our efforts
would have been impossible withodt the magic your team performed.
Secondly, the NTAP information you gave us on Saturday afternoon was not wasted. As I reported to the AFRCC that day, the
flight visibility was zero-zero. We


did have an aircraft up trying to
get an ELT fix and to get a visual
picture near the tower, but it was
for nought. I also dispatched a
groimd team to the tower location
shortly after you passed us the
NTAP location. Unfortunately, the
team didn't arrive until after sunset, and the wreckage was impossible to see, especially, as it turned
out later, that the largest and only
unidentifiable piece was inside the
locked perimeter fence and already

covered with snow.
The next day, several aircraft
overflew the area, all without
sighting the target. Adding to this
was the fact that the aircraft had
disappeared from radar between
the Rough River Airport area and
the tower. There was no reason to
believe it had not popped up only
for a moment before descending
below radar coverage again and
continuing on its way.
Early Sunday afternoon I concluded that an airplane flying that
low in that weather must have
been seen by someone. I directed
ground teams to start interviewing possible witnesses (an action I
should have taken the previous
Shortly thereafter, I took an
aircraft to the Mintonvilie area.
Lt. Jim Goatley, a policeman, had


National Commander
Brig. Glen. Richard L. Anclemon
Executive Director
Col. Paul J. Albano Sr.
CAP-U.S. Air Force Commander
& Senior Air Force Adviser
Col. Garland W. Padgett Jr.

since November 1959

Director, Marketing &
Public Relations
Col. Robert V. Payton
James F. Tyrian
Assistant Editor
Charlotte M. Crowe

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and printed by the Auburn Bulletin, P.O. Box 2111, Auburn, AL 36830.
Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the
CAP Corp. or the U.S. Air Force.
Subscriptions: Annual subscription - $5. To subscribe, write to:
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TIlls oewspllp~ Ii
~'int~ on recyCod

izing radiation into your body.
This potential alone should be
enough to ban their use iWYmediately.
Russian NVGs are notorious
for poor workmanship and image
quality. They are just not worth
the money and risk. We have
Maj. Christopher Mayer,
Commander, Group 2 several examples of different types
Kentucky Wing here, but I regret that I can't discuss specific test data pending
declassification of the equipment.
Russian surplus NVGs theThe FAA has never authorized
use of NVGs in general aviamay emit X radiation
tion, in any form, for any purpose.
I realize Captain Wicker proposed
Dear Editor
I really enjoyed tbe article in their use by observers only, but to
the May issue on mission software use them effectively in a general
aviation cockpit, you would have
and equipment for CAP search
and rescue aircraft (Star Wars to kill all of the cockpit lighting,
thereby robbing the pilot of all
Comes to CAP Search and Ressituational awareness offuel state,
cue). Captain Wicker's efforts to
altitude, attitude, etc. This tempopen a dialogue on this issue is to
tation is one reason why FAA has
be applauded. Unfortunately
not approved their use.
though, my purpose in writing is
Military aircraR and vehicle
to warn CAP members against furcrew stations are specifically dether use of the Russian night vision goggles mentioned in the ar- signed and are vigorously tested
for NVG compatibility, but a Cticle.
I am a human factors engineer 172 (even in the new 1996 models)
in the Crew Systems Branch at is not. Itis an unjustifiable safety
the Naval Air Warfare Center in risk for any CAP missions to allow
Patuxent River, Md. I work in a their use by untrained personnel,
section which specializes in devel- in unsuitable airframes.
oping and testing Navy and MaMaj. Jeff O'Hara
rine Corps NVGs, cockpit lighting
Maryland Wing
and avionics, and other equipment. Captain Wicker's suggesEditor's note: It is in violation
tion rang alarm bells for several
of CAP regulations to use night
reasons. After making a quick call
vision goggles -- regardless of
to a colleague, Air Force Col. William Berkiey, at the Armstrong manufacturer or type -- while flying in CAP aircraft or on CAP
Aeromedical Labs, to discuss the
issue, we both strongly warn all missions.
members to discontinue the use of
Russian NVGs currently found on Got a gripe? Feel the need to vent? Want to
the U.S. Market due to the follow- publicize a kudo? Then write to Leltara to
the Editor -- the perfect forum for voicing
ing reasons:
your opinion. Send your letter via one of the
Some units of Russian NVGs
E-mail it to
currently found on the market f o l l o w i r i g w a y s :
have been found to emit danger- or send via modem to
ous levels of X radiation. I'll re- the CAP BBS at (334) 953-7515 or mall it via
state that: when you use them computer disk to: Editor, CAP News, 105
you potentially hold up to your South Hansell St., Bldg. 714, Maxwell AFB,
head a unit which is emitting ion- AL 36112-6332.
tact the "official" response that
will be given by the Kentucky
Wing. It is, however, the truth and
reflects the sentiment ofeveryone
who worked this mission.
Semper vigilans.

the presence of mind to start calling "911" desks in the area. His
effort led to a report oflights and
an airborne explosion near the
tower. He then called the tower
custodian and asked him to look
around his tower.
Operations relayed to me the
tower custodian reported one of
the tower's guy wires was slack
and there was a large piece of
metal on the ground, possibly a
wing. I proceeded directly to the
tower and, as I dropped below the
cloud deck, I found out why no one
had seen the wreck before. The
largest piece was about two-thirds
of a wing, lying on the ground,
covered by snow next to a plywood
sheet bin. The rest of the aircraft
was detectable only by its effect on
the terrain -- leaving a large blackened area and fallen trees that
was also covered with fresh fallen
I directed a ground team to the
wreckage, but it was initially even
more difficult for them to see anything-- they didn't have the height
or perspective of color gradation
that I had. When they finally contacted the wreckage they found
the remainder of the aircraft in
very small pieces among the trees
on a heavily wooded hill.
I hope this fills out the article.
Again -- my most sincere apologies if the authors, anyone in the
Kentucky Wing or CAP left you
with the impression we did not
appreciate your effort or that we
would have ever found the aircraft without your team's hard
When I visited the AFRCC
while attending the National
Search And Rescue School I
learned we (CAP) sometimes leave
you out of the loop when reporting
the full results of a mission -denying you full "closure" (the information in a 122 is woefully inadequate).
I must note this response is my
own and does not necessarily re-

Keep those cards, e-mail coming
First, a quick thank you
to all who have called, written, e-mailed and hollered
over the past two months.
Your comments about the
newspaper -- both
positive and negative
(yes, I stopped using
my ID photo) -- have
been very much ap- j~
As I stated in my
first column, I believe
this is your newspaper. So,
keep the cards, letters and email coming in. In the meantime, rll continue to produce
a publication fitting for the
CAP membership.
Everything has fallen into
place (literally and figuratively) since I began working
as your editor. As you will
see from the byline on Page
11, you now have an assistant editor -- Charlotte M.
Crowe. She comes to the

newspaper from the Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery's
major daily newspaper, with an
extensive background in journalism- magazines and news-

Your Editor

papers I and an abundance of
talent. I expect her contributions will be significant.
I hate to waste the column
inches, but here's a quick reminder from last month-- when
possible, please try and send
me your "copy" electronically.
Obviously it saves a great deal
of time and energy at this end.
Here's a recap on how to do it
the "cyber" way: E.mail-- send
to; CAP
BBS--dial (334) 953-7515 and

upload the file into the Public Affairs section. (If you
use the BBS, please call me
at (334) 953-5700 and let me
know the file name, or leave
me a message on the
BBS. Otherwise I may
not find the file.); Mail
-- Mail to Editor, CAP
News, National Headquarters CAP, 105 S.
Hansell St., Bldg. 714,
Maxwell AFB, Ala.
Speaking of making
things easier. I have some
good and bad news. The bad
news is I'm still not able to
get all of the copy being sent
to me into the newspaper.
The good news is that the
newspaper will jump up to
24 pages in August and, for
the most part, fix that problem. Hopefully it will be even
larger after that!
See you in Washington ...

July 1998 O Civil Air Patrol News


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Civil Air Patrol News O July 1995

E N C A M P M E N T, E H ?
o you're scheduled to go on your
first encampment. Your bags
are packed, and your ready to
go. Your skin tingles with excitement,
but your stomach quivers with that
unsettled feeling. You know you want
to be a cadet officer, and you know you
have to go. On one hand, you're
looking forward to the new experience;
on the other, you're just a bit unsure of
what you're in for.
Encampments may take place over
successive weekends or may last as
long as two weeks. This is the time for
cadets and senior members to get a
concentrated dose of CAP.
Because encampments can take
place in a variety of
settings, it's difficult
to spell out exactly
what to expect. For
instance, you may
be on your way to
an Air Force, Army,
reserve, guard base
or armory, or
perhaps your
commander is really
filled with a sense of
adventure and made arrangements at
a state or national park.
You may find yourself roughin' it in
a tent city in the middle of the wilderness, or sleeping in an open bay filled
with rows and rows of beds. If you're
truly lucky, and your commander has
pulled some strings, you'll be reclining
in a comfortably appointed Air Force


fyou're assigned to an Air Force
base, the base commander may
permit CAP cadets and members
some privileges usually reserved for
active or retired Air Force members.
These may include purchasing items
at the base exchange or the Air Force
clothing store, taking in a movie or
going for a swim. Sometimes encampment banquets are held at base
service clubs. The Installation Project
Officer will have all the goods on this.
But chances are you'll be so busy that
you won't have much free time.
Once you arrive at the encampment site, you'll report to your assigned position and/or flight. After all
the scurry of the getting organized,
you'll probably work up a hefty
appetite. Don't fret, your commander
wouldn't dare forget something as
basic as this. Your food may come
from a field kitchen or a caterer,
restaurant, or other food service

provider. If you're assigned to an
active military installation, you may
be allowed to eat at the base dining
After you're fed, you'll probably be
gathered together and told what to
expect for the next few days. But who
can really be prepared for horns
blasting revelry at 5 a.m.?
ncampments are designed to
test the knowledge and skills
you learned in CAP in practical
situations. Encampments also offer
the chance for CAP members to
develop the leadership skills necessary
to succeed in aerospace
It's fair to say that
encampment commanders have some
leeway in organizing
encampments. But
at a minimum, a
basic curriculum
must be followed.
The course work will
include studies of the
United States Air Force, its
mission and structure, the USAF
Basic Aerospace Doctrine Aerospace
Power (civil and military aviation and
national space programs), Role and
Operation of a USAF Base. Courses
covering Aerospace Facility and other
Aerospace education activities will
also be presented. Cadets will take
an in-depth view of the organization
and mission relationships between the
Civil Air Patrol and the United States
Air force. Topics such as Search and
Rescue and Civil Defense will be
discussed during encampment. Other
courses include the Functions of the
CAP Cadet Program and Moral
Just when you think you couldn't
learn anymore, the Civil Air Patrol
factors in mandatory physical activity
and some ambiguous electives. Be
suspicious, but not overly so, this
elective just might include an orientation flight.
If you can get through all of that,
well, 80 percent according the regulation, and send in the right forms, you
could be credited for 40 hours of

arrange a locker with utmost precision.
Sometimes commanders team up to
hold joint encampments. If this is the
case, you'll be put through your paces
not only with members of your own
wing but also members of another
wing. Of course, this only serves to
intensify competition between squadrons and flights. So beware, your
leader will expect his team to outperform the other guy's. Don't let him

down. Do your level best at everything
you're asked to do.
No matter where you're assigned,
remember, you are a guest and must
obey military customs and courtesies
at all times.
Hopefully, when all is said and
done, you'll leave with a greater
understanding of the CAP mission and
CAP capabilities. Take what you've
learned back to your squadron and
make it better.

y ,::i. ~.~: i~:,~ LOOKING BACK

adets are schooled in the effi
cient intricacies of military life,
such as how to make a bed
with hospital corners, to fold underwear into neat little squares, and to

: My first encampment was some sharp, we marched, sang cadences
twenty plus years ago, but it made a in unison and were very proud and
such strong impression that I've at-~ motivated.
The most important lesson I
tended every year I possibly could~
ru never forget being sent away learned was about teamwork. We
from home the first time. I was a two discovered it requires sacrificing instriper that was good at his home
dividual wants for the sake of the
unit, butreallyunprepared. I walked team. We also learned that everyin the door and saluted my flight i one should recognize the need to
commander, who then proceeded to work together.
We nractic~d and practiced those
educate me in the error of my ways.
By the end of
of military
the first week,
life--marchI wanted to go I
ing, inspechome when
tions, customs
m y
p a r e n t s
~ ,
and courtesies
viBited on famm until each
i l y d a y. M y
member of the team could compedad convinced me to stay.
q~h~ firat ~ok- ~R~ All wark. m~k- tently complete the tasks. Throughing beds with measurements to out this adventure, we also learned
within fractions of an inch, hand- about attention to detail and why
polishing the floor, cleaning the Is- it's so important.
trine, marching, physical training, Now as a senior member at cadet
encampments, I emphasize the
kitchen police, CQ (charge of quar"Four C's" to cadets:
ters) duty and the 5 a.m. wake ups.
Communication: Every mesIt was a roller coaster ride of success
sage requires a sender and receiver
and failure.
Inspections were relentless and that must understand the message.
That message should mean the same
getting everyone to work as s team
seemed impossible. The little things to everyone.
Candor: Be honest with yourlike taking your boots off before entering the building to keep the floors self and others. Say exactly what
clean and the five minute drills to you mean don't leave room for misinterpretation.
get them back on and in formation-Courage: Be strong enough to
this was madness.
The second week things started do the right thingwthe right way,
coming together. There were fewer no matter how difficult.
Commitment: If you decide to
problems, everyone sang from the
same sheet of music, and we were do somethingmthen do it. Give the
having fun.
best of your self to the point where
I never could have imagined such you know you did everything you
a transition. Our uniforms looked could.

July 199~ 0 Civil Air Patrol Newo

l l

Alabama cadets toucll the clouds, meet Chuck Yeager
Stacey Scherl
Staff Writer
"Our goal is to get a million
boys and girls in the air," said
Brig. Gen. Charles E. "Chuck"
General Yeager made world
history Oct. 14, 1947, when he

On June 10, General Yeager
and the EAA came 31 Young
Eagles closer to reaching their
goal. Winners of the "Why I
Want to Fly" essay contest won
flights with GeneralYeager and
also became Young Eagles.
Jason Brown, 14, Tim Spink,
13, Ben Casey, 13, and David

A soon-to-be CAP cadet receives cockpit Instructions as he prepares to fly with Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager. The flight was provided
part of the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagle program. The association's goal Is fly 100,000 boys and girls by 2005.
became the first man to fly faster
than the speed of sound and on
Dec. 12, 1953, he became the
first man to fly more than twice
the speed of sound.
General Yeager is also the
driving force behind the Young
Eagles program. The program
was initiated by the Experimental Aircraft Association and so
far they have flown more than
100,000 boys and girls. The
association expects to reach its
goal by the year 2005, said General Yeager.

Cameron, 15, from the Maxwell
AFB Cadet Squadron were
among the 40 winners of the
Brown, Spink, and Casey all
listed flying as one of their favorite parts of being a cadet. "I
enjoy being above the rest of the
world," said Brown. Spink described flying as a real "rush"
and a thrill. Casey, who has
never flown before, said, "I want
to see what the world looks like
from up there."
Brown said his favorite part

of being a CAP cadet, besides
the friends he has made, is marshaling and working on the
flight line. "I only wish we could
have done more," said Brown,
as he talked about working the
flight line at a recent airshow in
Tuskegee, Ala.
The part he likes least about
the cadet program is some of
the exercises. He joined the
cadets because some of his
friends were members
Spink joined the cadets as a
way to spend more time with
his father -- an Air Force master sergeant -- and because he
would like to go to the Air Force
His favorite part of being a
cadet is wearing the uniform. "I
like the way people look at us
when we wear our uniforms especially around the base," said
Spink. The thing he likes least
about being a cadet is being low
on the chain of command, because sometimes he is the last
to know about things.
Spink thinks the cadet program is good for anyone who
wants to make something of
themselves because the program teaches endurance and
Casey joined the cadets because he wants to be like his
grandfather who was in the US
Air Force. His favorite activities are search and rescue and
communication. He also loves

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager talks with the Young
Eagles after a Saturday afternoon of flying In the skies around
Montgomery, Ala.
wearing the uniform because
"It makes me feel grown up,"
said Casey. He really enjoys
being a cadet, but being low on
the chain is rough.

Mr. Casey described flying
with Gen. Eager as "flying with
h i s t o r y. " A l l t h e c a d e t s d e scribed the experience as something the never would forget


Determination, will key factors in
Colorado cadet's challenge
Stacey Scherl
Staff Writer

By Jack Forbes
WA S H I N G TO N - - C i v i l A i r P a t r o l ' s N a t i o n a l H e a d quarters will move to Ellington AFB, Houston, "rex., in
August, Brig. Gem Stephen D. McElroy, National Corn,
mander, announced June 24.
CAP National Headquarters has been located at
Wa s h i n g t o n ' s B o l l i n g A F B f o r t h e p a s t 1 3 a n d o n e half years.
The move to Ellington AFB, made with the approval
of AF Chief of Staff, Gen. Thomas D. White, will put
CAP headquarters back in Texas for the second time in
its 18 year history; : The headquarters was located in
Fort Worth for nearly a year in 1945 and I946, before
moving to Washington.
The shift of CAP headquarters from Washington to
Houston will relocate 85 AF officers and airmen and a
number of civilian employees. Many of the 27 career
civilians employed by the headquarters elected to stay
in Washington ...... '
Source: CAP Times, July 1959
,,,,, ......

"If determination was
rated from one to 10, SSgt.
Shawn Jurgens would rate
an 11," said 1st Lt. James
On May 19,1994,16-yearold Shawn Jurgens, a member of the Greeley Composite Squadron, in Greeley,
Colo., was seriously injured
in an automobile accident.
The vehicle was totaled
when it hit a bridge abutment.
In an effort to save his
leg, doctors at the North
Colorado Medical Center
performed eight operations,
including an arterial graft.
Their efforts were unsuccessful -- Sergeant Jurgens
celebrated his 17th birthday
by going back into the hospital where his leg was amputated just below the knee.
ARer a two-month stay in
the hospital, Sergeant
Jurgens started to attend the
weekly meetings of the
squadron-- in a wheel chair
and in full uniform.

at the squadron. He was recently appointed to serve as
the cadet commander where
his enthusiasm and leadership is an inspiration to the
Seniors and cadets of the organization.
Sergeant Jurgens graduated from Greeley Central
High School this June where
he maintained a 3.0 grade
point average.
Sergeant Jurgens was also
a member of the wrestling
team in the 142-pound class.
He stuck with the program
and compiled a record of six
wins and five losses and received his letter in the sport.
The sergeant also volunteered to stay in sports and
worked as a sports trainer in
all of the athletics programs
at the school
SergeantJurgens is work$Sgt. Shawn Jurgens
ing as a mechanic at a car
ARer having an accident like he dealership this summer and
had, you would expect him to
plans to attend Aims Community College this fall.
give up, but nothing slows him
down," said Capt. Gerald
Sergeant Jurgensis workCedarqueist, squadron com- i n g t o w a r d t h e M i t c h e l l
award and says his favorite
Since the accident, Sergeant part about being a cadet is
J u r g e n ~ ~ n e d a n a l - flying and goes up whenever
-m6st perfect attendance record he c~in.

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Civil Air Patrol News 0 July 1995

Commission votes on closure bases
WASHINGTON -- The Defense Base Closure and
Realignment Commission voted June 22 to close
McClellan AFB, Calif., and the San Antonio Air Logistics Center. McClellan AFB is the home of the Sacramento ALC.
Five other Air Force installations are recommended
for closure, and five for realignment.
The commission voted to keep sixinstallations open
the Department of Defense recommended be closed or
realigned, BRAC officials announced in a statement
June 22.
The commission's decision to close the two ALCs
was taken against Air Force and Department of
Defense recommendations. The commission recommended closing 20 Department of Defense military
bases and realigning six.
Now the recommendations must be accepted or
rejected in full by the president and Congress. A
realignment is eliminating or reducing part Of a
base's population or mission, but not closing the
Commission voting on Air Force installations was
completed June 22.
The other Air Force BRAC actions, in the order they
were taken, were:
÷ Rome Laboratory, New York: The DOD recommendation was to close it, but the commission voted to
keep it open.
÷ Kirtland AFB, N.M.: DOD recommended realignment, but later withdrew that recommendation
and the commission agreed.
-~ BrooksAFB, Texas: DOD recommended closure,
but the commission voted to keep it open.
÷ Eglin AFB, Fla.: The commission accepted the
DOD proposal to realign the base.
÷ Real-Time Digitally Controlled Analyzer Processor Activity, Buffalo, N.Y.: DOD recommended
"disestablishing~ the activity, and the commission
÷ Air Force Electronic Warfare Evaluation Simulator Activity, Fort Worth, Texas: DOD recommended
~disestablishing" the activity, but the commission voted
to keep it open.
-)- Hill AFB, Utah: The commission accepted the
DOD proposal to realign the base.
÷ Williams AFB, Ariz.: DOD recommended changing the 1991 BRAC vote to move the base's Armstrong
Laboratory Aircrew Training Research Facility to Or-

lando, Fla. The commission agreed, and the lab will
remain at Williams.
÷ Grand Forks AFB, N.D.: The commission accepted the DOD proposal to realign the base.
+ MacDill AFB, Fla.: DOD recommended changing
the 1991 BRAC vote to close and transfer the base's
airfield to the Department of Commerce, and the
commission agreed. The airfield will remain open as
part of the base.
÷ Reese AFB, Texas: The commission accepted the
DOD proposal to close the base.
÷ Onizuka AS, Calif.: The commission accepted the
DOD proposal to realign the base.
+ Lowry AFB, Colo.: DOD recommended changing
the 1991 BRAC vote to canton a base unit, and the
commission agreed.
+ Carswell ARS, Texas: The commission, which
had added the base to the list of those in consideration
for closure, voted to keep it open.
+ Homestead AFB, Fla.: DOD recommended changing the 1993 BRAC vote to move a unit from the base
and relocate anotherbase unit from the recommended
base to another location and the commission agreed.
÷ Greater Pittsburgh lAP ARS, Pa.: The commission reversed the DOD proposal to close the base; it will
remain open.
+ Chicago O'Hare IAPARS, Ill.: In a modification
of the 1993 BRAC recommendation, the commission
voted to inactivate the Air Force Reserve C-130 unit,
and will relocate the ANG unit thereto Scott AFB, Ill.,
at the city of Chicago's expense.
+ North Highlands AGS, Calif.: The commission
rejected the DOD proposal to close the station; it will
remain open.
-~ Ontario lAP AGS, Calif.: The commission accepted the DOD proposal to close the station.
+ Reslyn AGB, N.Y.: The commission approved the
DOD proposal to close the station, conditional on landsale revenue.
+ Springfield-BeckleyMunicipalAirportAGS, Ohio:
The commission rejected the DOD proposal to close the
station; it will remain open.
+ Griffiss AFB, N.Y.: The commission accepted
the DOD proposal to close the airfield, and also
approved alternative locations for a departing unit;
both are changes to the 1993 BRAC recommendation.
Air Force News Service

Helicopter crashes in Wyoming
Wyo. (AFNS)-- AnAir Force HH-1H helicopter
returning to Minot Air Force Base, N.D.,from the
Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.,
crashed in a remote area about 10 miles southeast of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., about 4 p.m. July 1.
Two military and two civilian crew members
were treated for minor injuries at the Kimball,
Neb., hospital after walking to a nearby farm,
being transported to a 90th Missile Wing missile
alert facility, then taken to Kimball.
First Lt. Shawn Adkins was aircraft commander on the helicopter, assigned to the 54th
Rescue Flight at Minot. Also aboard were 1st Lt.
Jonathan Kim and two civilian maintenance
workers, Frank Thompson and Rick Reisenauer.
A board of Air Force officers is investigating
the accident.

Commissaries accept credit cards
FORT LEE, Va. (AFNS) -- Sixteen more
commissaries will begin accepting credit card
payments from shoppers during the next six
months, Defense Commissary Agency officials
recently announced.
The 16 stores, including six on Air Force installations, bring to 22 the number of commissaries that wiU accept VISA or Master Card payment from shoppers.
The new sites and their projected start-up
dates are: June --Fort Campbell, Ky.; Tyndall
AFB, Fla. ; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.;July
-- Fort Irwin, Calif.; Camp Pendleton MCB,
Calif.; McClellan AFB, Calif.; Little Reck AFB,
Ark.; Ramstein Air Base, Germany; August m
Heidelberg, Germany; RAF Lakenheath, England; October -- Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Hickam
AFB, Hawaii; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; November
Barbers Point NAS, Hawaii; Kaneohe Bay
MCB, Hawaii; and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
The agency began accepting credit cards to
offer shoppers added service and convenience.

General Harris U,S, military's first female black two-star general
MSgt. Merrie Sehilter Lowe
Air Force News Service
21-year-old ~ Marcelite Jordan
was fresh out of college, but
couldn't find a well-paying job
because she didn't have "exper i e n c e . " To d a y, M a j . G e n .
Marcelite Jordan Harris has
enough experience to run one of
the biggest operations in the
Air Force -- maintenance.
As the director of Air Force
maintenance, General Harris is
responsible for organizing,
training and equipping a work
force of more than 125,000
people, and overseeing weapon
systems worth more than $260
"You don't go to war without
maintenance people to keep the
aircraft flying," says General
The general received her second star June 16 at a promotion
ceremony in the Pentagon. Her
husband, daughter, and mother
helped Air Force Chief of Staff
Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman pin
on the new stars. Retired Air
Force Maj. Gen. Jennie Holm

fittingly supplied the stars.
maintenance officer. There
Holm was the Air Force's first were no women in maintenance
female general officer and the at that time.
military's first two-star general.
One of the most difficult
"It's a special treat to have hurdles General Harris had to
General Holm here and to wear cross was getting into the mainher stars," said General Harris. tenance officers' school, then
Holm, who retired in 1975, was based at Chanute AFB, HI. "I
one of the people who helped was turned down twice," she
said. "First, I
Harris become
was told the adthe Air Force's
first female main,~... ,o
career fieldwae
tenance officer.
The Houston
people so no one
native earned a
was allowed to
bachelor's degree
-~ ~
~~ ~
cross-train into
in speech and
another career
Spelman College
field), and later,
that I applied
in Atlanta; and
too late."
another in business manageCol. Webb
Thompson, her
ment from the
boss at the
University o f
time, told the
Ma~ellte Jorden Harris
ordan Harris
general those
General Harreasons didn't
ris joined the Air
make sense and to try again.
Force in 1965. She started her
Air Force career as an adminis- He advised her to send a copy of
trator; however, while stationed the application and a letter to
at Bitburg AB, Germany, in than Colonel Holm, the Air
1970, General Harris' boss Force's rankh,g female officer
asked if she'd like to become a a n d t h e d i r e c t o r o f w o ~



ompson also wrote to Holm, who
was already working to open
more career fields te women.
About six weeks after writing to Holm, General Harris received a letter from the colonel
and another from Air Force personnel officials saying she had
been accepted for maintenance
officers' school. But even after
she graduated, General Harris
was still pigeonholed in administrative areas, so Thompson
again came to her aid.
As commander of a fighter
wing at Korat Royal Thai AFB
in Thailand, Thompson helped
General Harris get an assignment to his installation. Later,
he directed his deputy commander for maintenance to give
her a job on the flightline.
General Harris became
maintenance supervisor for the
49th Tactical Fighter Squadron
-- flying 20 F-4Ds in and out of
When she entered the Air
Force some 30 years ago, General Harris said she never
thought she'd be promoted past
colonel, she said. She was so
fact, she and her hus-

band, Maurice, bought their retirement home in Mississippi
while stationed at Kessler AFB,
Miss. Five years and two jobs
later, the general earned her
first star. By then, she was vice
commander of the Oklahoma
City Air Logistics Center at
Tinker AFB, Okla.
In 1993, General Harris became director of Air Force training at Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB,
Texas. In 1994, she assumed
her present job at Air Staff.
General Harris credits her
family with helping her keep
life in perspective. "They see
me as wife and mother; the one
who needs to decide what to
cook and then, cook it; the one
who listens to teenage problems;
and the one who sometimes does
things they don't like or care for
and they don't mince words
in telling me so," the general
General Harris' husband is a
retired Air Force officer turned
They have two children: an
adult son, Steven; and daughter, Tenecia, 13.

July 1995 0 Civil Air Patrol News



N : AT I O L B O A R : I : p

Aug. 17-19, 1995
Sheraton WashingtonHotel
Washington, D.C.

National Board Meeting Schedule
Thursday - Au0ust 17
Gall to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Agenda Items
0800 - 1700
Friday- Au~lust 18
Gall to Order
Air Force Band
Posting of Colors
Pledge of Allegiance
Memorial Service
Keynote Address
Corp. Election Results
- National Commander
- Senior AF Advisor
- Gen Fogleman Video
- Update Briefings
- Health Promotion
0800 - 1130 '

National Commander
National Board
National Commander
National Board Session
Sheraton Ballroom
(Break: 0930- 1000/Lunch: 1200- 1330)
Meet and Greet Coffee
Exhibits Open
National Board Registration
Banquet Registration
Cadet Advisory Council
Region Communication Meeting
Speatz Association
No-Host Reception
Regions Chaplain Meeting
National Consultation Committee

Exhibit Hall C
Exhibit Hall C
NB Registration Desk
A/B Registration Desk
Virginia B
Virginia A
Exhibit Hall C

National Gommander
CAP Cadets
Chief of Chaplains
Chief of Chaplains
National Commander
National Legal Officer
BG Anderson
Col Padgett, USAF
Mr. Sharratt
National HQ Staff
Maj Lyon, USAF
National Commander
General Assembly
Sheraton Ballroom
(Break: 0930 - 1000)
National Commander's Support Group Delaware B
Nat. Cadet Program Committee
Cadet Advisory Council
Ethan Allen
Aerospace Education Seminar
Maryland C
Cadet Program Seminar
Delaware A
Chaplain Seminar
Maryland A
Virginia B
Check Pilot Seminar
Virginia C
Communications Seminar
FECA Claims Seminar
Maryland B
Finance Seminar
Logistics Seminar
Personnel Seminar
Virginia A
Senior Training Seminar
Maryland C
National CC'e Town Meeting
Sheraton Ballroom


Meet and Greet Coffee
Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
Exhibits Open
National Board Registration
Banquet Registration
Chief of Chaplain Luncheon
Spaatz Association
Jewish Service
No-Host Reception

Exhibit Hall C
Virginia A & B
Exhibit Hall C
NB Registration Desk
A/B Registration Desk
Cotillion Ballroom
Nathan Hale
Exhibit Hall C

Saturday - Au'~lust 19
Gall to Order
National Commander
National Commander
Secretary Widnall Video
Keynote Address
Military Women
BG Vaught, USAF (Ret)
Maryland Cadet Drill Teem
Award Presentations National Commander
Senior AF Advisor
Chief of Chaplains
National Commander
0800 - 1130

(A~tatSa A~vn~,l

General Aeeembly
(Break: 0930- 1000)
National Advisory Council
Association of Past Region/Wing CCs
Nat. Cadet Program Committee
Cadet Advisory Council
Chaplain Seminar
Computer Seminar
Drug Demand Reduction
Health Seminar
Legal Seminar
Marketing & PA Seminar
Operations Seminar
Counterdrug Seminar
Airborne TV & Digital Comm. Seminar
Historical Seminar
Inspection Seminar
Legislative Liaison Seminar
Membership Development
Safety Seminar

0700 - 0800
0700 - 1600
0700 - 1300
0730 - i200
1300- 1700
1730 - 1800
1730 - 1830

Meet and Greet Coffee
Exhibits Open
National Board Registration
Banquet Registration
Spaetz Association
Protestant Service
Catholic Service
No-Host Reception



Sheraton Ballroom
Ethan Allen
Maryland A
Virginia A
Delaware A
Virginia B
Maryland C
Maryland B
Maryland B
Virginia A
Thomas Paine
Delaware B
Virginia B
Exhibit Hall C
Exhibit Hall C
A/B Registration Desk
A/B Registration Desk
Nathan Hale
Maryland C
Maryland A
Sheraton Ballroom
Sheraton Ballroom

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Civil Air Patrol News 0 July 1995

First Oshkosh encampment exceeds expectations
Civil Air Patrol has come a long way
toward putting the "air back into CAP
for its cadets with the completion of the
first National Cadet Flying Encampment which is presently finishing the
second class at Oshkosh, Wis.
"The first session of the national encampment has exceeded our wildest expectations," said Doug Isaacson, national
director of Cadet Programs. "Our cadets
came to us motivated and enthusiastic
and it spread like wildfire to all involved
-- even the staff, our EAA partners, and
the Air Force reservists."
A c c o r d i n g t o M r. I s a a c s o n , t h e
encampment's location was ideal. ~l'ne
facilities at Oshkosh worked out tremendously. The weather was great for
flying, and we enjoyed incredible support from the surrounding communities,
the Federal Aviation Administration,
and the many individuals who have contributed time and effort to this endeavor,"
he said.
Mr. Isaacson also said the encampment received some "fantastic" corporate support. "Phillips Petroleum helped
defray fuel costs; Cessna contributed
flight manuals and other materials;
Sporty's contributed instructional videos; and Jeppesen/Sanderson contributed training materials," he said.
The flying program also went
smoothly. "Of the 19 cadets who met the
initial qualifications, 15 soloed, two
within seven days of entering the school.
That is truly remarkable," Mr. Isaacson
stated. "This attests to the excellent
CAP senior member CFIs; many of whom
have thousands of hours of flight time.
You just can't purchase such talent."
In all, there were 22 students enrolled at the first encampment, some as
young as fifteen years of age. More than
174 students are expected to participate

Cadet Programs Today and the Civil Air
Patrol News.
.~ .~,..J .IJ i

Ramona Reeves departs

in the four encampments D representing 43 wings and every region. In addition, there will be one cadet representing the Rhein Main, Germany, squadron.
"rids first session of the encampment
set a fast tempo for the three remaining
schools," Mr. Isaacson said. "we could
not have asked for a better beginning."

In July, Cadet Program's will run the
COS, and two Air Education and Training Command Familiarization Course
--one at Columbus AFB, Miss., and the
other at Laughlin AFB, Texas. These
courses look at how AETC runs its pilot
training programs, with both classroom
study and hands on orientation flights
in military aircraft. We will also hold
two PJOC courses -- one at Kirtland
AFB and one at the George Washington
Special activities under way National Forest in Virginia.
Cadet Programs unveiled this year's
In August, Cadet Programs will hold
season of special activities with the Ad- the National Blue Beret Encampment
m CAP's primary search and rescue
vanced Pararescue Orientation Course
school--at Oshkosh, Wis. In addition to
at Kirtland AFB, N.M., June 10-17.
the demanding curriculum, the cadets
Nineteen cadets attended APJOC.
will have the opportunity to use what
The course is a continuation of the PJOC
curriculum and includes more advanced they will learn at the annual EAA Flystudies in first aid, repelling, survival, In. We will also hold the last National
and other search and rescue activities.
Cadet Flight Encampment.
Also, the Air Force Space Command
The International Air Cadet Exchange
Familiarization Course at Peterson AFB, program is also slated for August. IACE
Colo., just ended. Forty two cadets at- is CAP's crowning special activity; only
tended this special course that offers an the most motivated, high-achieving cadets are eligible to attend. This year
inside look at the U.S. Air Force Space
Command's systems and missions.
CAP will be exchanging with 16 countries. Cultures as diverse as Japan and
In all, CAP has 13 national cadet
Romania will be represented.
special activities ranging from the ones
already described to Cadet Officer School
In all, almost 800 CAP cadets will be
participating in these special activities
the premiere domestic cadet activity
-- the highest number of cadets to parheld annually at Maxwell AFB, Ala. The
school is a fast-paced, intensive leader- ticipate in almost a decade.
ship laboratory for highly motivated caNo doubt -- CAP cadets will have a
d e t s . C a d e t s a w a r d e d t h e M i t c h e l l busy summer. More news of these activities will appear in future editions of
Award are eligible to apply.

Cadet Programs said good-bye June
30 to Ramona T. Reeves, cadet special
activities coordinator. While people may
know her name, they may not know who
she is or what she contributed to the
Cadet Programs Directorate and CAP.
Ms. Reeves joined the CAP family in
1990 as a Department of the Air Force
Civil Service employee and was given
the overwhelming task of coordinating
eight of CAP's national cadet special
activities in locations spanning the country. She also controlled the scholarship,
squadron of distinction, and cadet of the
year programs.
"Ms. Reeves has done an outstanding
job, and she has left a quality mark for
mpnyyears to come," said Doug Isaacson,
a"trector of Cadet Programs.
A long time Civil Service employee,
Ms. Reeves retired last year and agreed
to stay with CAP to assist in the transition from Air Force to corporate employment in Cadet Programs. In this capacity, she continued in her usual duties
along with the added function of serving
as corporate memory and teaching the
new staffthe processes that make Cadet
Programs work.
Ms. Reeves recently decided to devote
more time to her family and friends. Her
husband, Bob Reeves, is a retired U.S.
Air Force lieutenant colonel. The couple
has six children and 14 grandchildren.
Ms. Reeves gave Civil Air Patrol her
time, her memory, her experience and
most of all her support. On behalf of the
CAP family, Cadet Programs thanks her
for all that she did and bids her a fond

Oregon Wing establishes five-plane formation flying team
Maj. Thomas Traver
Public Affairs Officer
Oregon Wing

"OK, lead's coming left to
heading three-zero-zero, two
mile initial for a right overhead
break, mid-field. Let's keep a
tight parade until the break.
Dash three, you're high. Ease
offfor a better step down. That's
good. Two, you're acute, slide
back on the bearing line. OK.
There you go. Good formation,
Radio chatter from the Air
Force Thunderbirds? Perhaps
the Blue Angels? No way. It's
from an Oregon Wing formation flying team training with
the U.S. Navy. The wing established a five-plane formation
flying team to fly low- level surveys for the Navy out of the
Whidby Island NAS in Washington State.
The LSS will cover flying
many navigation training
routes, any of which are several
hundreds of miles long in the
three-state area of Oregon.
Washington and Nevada.
The training routes are used
by Navy E-6B Prowler and A6T Intruder aircraft to upgrade

their tactical navigation/flying
The training routes are four
miles wide hence the use of formation flying in order to cover
both sides and the middle of the
routes in one sweep.
"We have been flying the surveys for the Navy since 1990
and have found the formation
technique to be the most cost
effective and efficient way to
safely complete the survey in
the least amount of time," said
Maj. Howard Knytych, mission
project officer.
~Since the training routes
require the Navy planes to fly
as low as 100 feet offthe deck at
speeds of up to 400 knots, they
are required to conduct a yearly
survey of the courses to ensure
no navigational hazards to flight
operations havenot arisen, such
as antennas, towers, cables
strung across the routes, or new
crop duster or ultra light air
strips," stated Major Knytych
The Navy has contracted
with the wing for the past five
years to provide pilots and aircraft to assia~i~urveying the
routes since they do not have
suitable aircraft.

applicants are very carefully
screened and considerable emphasis is given to formation
training and standardization.
The actual survey is conducted one weekend each month
in June, July and August in
order to spread the workload
out through the summer.
"But the actual survey flying
is only one part of the mission,~
said Major Knytych. "The other
less visible benefit of this mission is the relationship we have
e s t a b l i s h e d w i t h t h e N a v y.
An Oregon Wing C-182 takes a hard 45-degree break out of close While on duty we work, we eat
formation on a low-level formation flying training flight. Oregon and we live with these Navy
pilots are now flying In close formation In support of low-level
pilots. We've become a real
survey flights for the U.$. Navy.
"These are great people, great
Aircrews consist of CAP pi- waypoint along the route with a
lots who act as PICs, and Navy combination of LORAN, GPS pilots and CAP is a great organization,~ stated Lt. Greg
observer pilots who retain op- and "mark one eyeballs."
The five aircraft normally fly
Young, a Navy instructor pilot
erational control of the mission
in formation from staging bases f r o m t h e VA Q - 1 2 9 t r a i n i n g
and assist in flying duties.
Survey weekends are long, to and from routes to maintain s q u a d r o n a t W h i d b y I s l a n d .
hot work, and include overnight order and safety. The exception " t h e C i v i l A i r P a t r o l h a s b e come an essential part of our
stays at military bases in Ne- is when weather between the
training operation from the LLS
staging bases and the routes
vada or Washington.
To ensure complete efficient, r e q u i r e i n d i v i d u a l I F R fl i g h t standpoint. The Navy just does
not have the resources to percoverage five aircraft fly simul- rules.
The flying skills required of
form the LES on its own.
taneously over each course
~The CAP is the only way we
spaced roughly one half to one all the CAP pilots, in addition to
mile apart. All four wingmen normal currency, include IFR c a n p e r f o r m t h i s o p e r a t i o n
fly in reference to the lead air- proficiency, and mastery and within the budget and resources
craft, which navigates each ease at formation flying. Pilot we have to work with.~

July 1998 0 Civil Air Patrol News

Brig. Gen. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager
Aerospace Education Achievement Awards

Lt. Col. James R. Barrow
Lt. Col. Nancy A. C, arey
Lt. Col. Connie C. Ekstrom
Lt. Col. John L. Evans
Lt. Col. John E. Jones
It. Col. Merton D. Short
Maj. Cynthia L. BIggs
Maj. Walter R. Biggs
Maj. Douglas W. Galloway
Maj. Clarence A. Peters
Maj. George M. Roy Jr
Capt. Joyce D. Bake
Capt. Louise E. Brunkow
Capt. Orlando Burgos
Capt. Hans W. Kampfer
Capt. Karen A. Peters
Capt. Roger L. Stodus
1st Lt. Donald W. Boyce
1st Lt. Gregory H. Browning


Stephen S. Yip
David M. Carr
Michelle Artolachipa
Michelle C. Latimer
Michael S. Reynolds
Fabio V. Fortunat
David Treadwell
Margaret Coombs
Dawn D. Smith
Adam J. Riley
Will T. Green
Matthew L. Cognata
Joseph P, Brooks
Carmen E. Carreras
Matthew D. Pope
Charles L. McMullen III
Bradley E. Huckaby
Nathaniel D. Lee
Phillip L. Wolfram
Catherine A. Flynn
Alex J. Rusher
Mary-Margaret Ward
Shawn A. Stonequist
Paula A. Zandstra
Jeremy J. Reynolds
James H. Brown
Robert J. Bolevn
Jesse L. Hasenkampf
David S. Guerra
Dawn M. Merchant

1st Lt. Patdck H. Cowan
1st LL Charlotte A. Duke
1st Lt. Jack L Hell
Ist Lt. Ted C. Hanson
Ist Lt. Indn C. Ketelsen
1st Lt. Robert K. McKnight
1st Lt. John K. Morrison
1st Lt. John E. Pace
1st It. Philllp R. Pickell
1st Lt. John Riordan
1st Lt. Don F. Schaefer
1st Lt. David L. Studer
1st LL David L. Thompson
1st Lt. Betty E. Tumbull
1st Lt. Terry L Vesch
1st Lt. Madbeth C, Yamell
2nd Lt. Steven P. Barnes
2nd Lt. Steve S. Brown
2nd Lt. Angel Cordero
2nd Lt. Roger Day



2nd Lt. Jeffrey J. Dezell
2nd Lt. John M. Dragonette
2nd Lt. Randy P. Ganoveee
2rid Lt. Jeanne B. Hanson
2nd Lt. Nabll A. Abdel Jabloar
2nd Lt. Jack B. Jorgensan
2nd Lt. Tracy C. Lee
2nd Lt. Michael A. Maggitti
2nd Lt. Chades R. McCady
2nd Lt. Lorrle J. McCarty
2nd Lt. Joseph J. Nieosia, Jr
2nd Lt. P. Kdstina Pearson
2nd Lt. Timothy R. Rochelle
2rid Lt. Stevan S. Smith
2nd Lt. Evelyne Theller
Ida R. Barkley
Cyra H. Betzler
Nancy A. Carter
Laura J. Clark
John E. Collins

Geq. I|illy Mitchell Awards
Bradley D. Norris
Richard A. Zielinski
Scott M. Barber
Harry R. Wille
Travis J. Cox
Jayson R. Luippold
Lisa M. Banes
Andrew T. Mitchell
James B. Rothwell Jr.
John H. Bravender
Jeffrey R, Wood
Nick M. Bollum
Jason K. Furtney
Nathan A. Griffin
Stefani S. Nabe
Kdstian D. Jorgensen
Robed M. Hoffman
Joseph E. Elsesser

Amelia Earhart Awards
Kevin J. Archer
Kevin Brady
Katherine Roddguez
Michael R. Byers
Shauvane L. Jerome
Theodora S. Passinos
Nathan el B. Sims
Nathan L. Gellahan
Joseph Martlnez
Garrett L. Adams
Scott L. Terry
Craig A. Rodaniel
Michael A. Steens
Travis W. Partin
Nathan A. McClure
Jason P. Haislip
Eric W. Tiso
Gabrielle L. Lutz
Kenneth M, Porter
Derek R, Kavanaugh


Duane D. Meske
Jason D. Roth
Chris A. Rozansky
Eric S. Riley
Jerry J. Fesoldt
Kelcey J. Doty
Daniel A. Rogers
James R. Brown II
Christopher M. Bahleda
Douglas W. Baker
Kevin P. Cossaid
Jonathan D. Hail
Michael P. Yunker
Stephan E. Russ
Joel V. Stout
Steven J. Mathis
Christopher E. Ledding
Chad A. Moore
Andrew J. Woppert
Karl R. Hanson

414 70


Stefan N. Jorgenson
Becky D. Gann
Michael F. Dyer
Raymond Forte
John C. Zier
Steven J. Voorhels
Justin A. Trager
Lori A. Alexander
Joseph D. Tdvitt
Daniel R. Nolan
Patdck J. Wineman
Joshua R. Fuhrer
Glenda I. Villamar
Victor C. Baver
Sherry L. Brimmeier
Christopher Perry
Evelyn Caram
Lester E. Lara



Joseph K. Uekusa
Sarah D. Nail
Tommy J. Henderson
Eric G. Johnston
Patrick W. Knutson
Danielle E. Blodgett
Joel V. Bodenman
Eric J. Poe
Gregory S, Babonls
Larissa S. Shipunoff
Gavin W, Glasenapp
Jennifer A. Nisiewicz
Matt R. Sped
Alfrado Mejia
Felix Muniz
Wanda Santiago
Thomas P. Meyer
Juan A. Rodriguez
Domingo Acevedo
Jesus R. Figueroa
Jose D. Vazquez Fuentes 52122
Elias J. Valentin
Eyston A. Austin
Chrystalia C. Blyden
Emmanuel D. Harrigan 52900
Brita K. Hill
Robert R. Tampklns
Joseph W. Simecek
Justin N. Robey
Mark D. Thornsley

Gen, Carl $paatz
Kimbedy A. Nellson
Melissa D. Anderson
John A. Kerdgan
Christopher M. Plummer
Rod N, Repp
Sean P. O'Shea

Harold E. Eveoson
James V. Heverd
LeaAnn S. Kespar
Melanle Kelekolio
Elwin E. Kunzler
William A. Larson
Charles W. Lee
Candace L Maggio
Jeffrey C. McConnel
Vincent J. Petruzzi
Thomas L. Phy
Sheldon P. Reynolds
Richard H. Server
Juel R. Short
David H. Smith
John E. Strodl
Joseph M. Vellone
Norman A. Wallace
Roneld W. Wessendorf
Herman O. Wohlfell




Civil Air Patrol News O July 1995

Reporting the accomplishments of CAP members worldwide
Pennsylvania -- At the
Pennsylvania Wing conference,
June 23-25, 1st LL Wllllam T.
Mohr was presented the Bronze
Medal of Valor and MaJ. Martin
J. O'Donnell received a Life
Saving Award. Both men were
presented with a Commonwealth
Citation by guest Lt. Gov. Mark
S. Schweiker. O'Donnell and
Mohr are from Squadron 907,
Group 90, Charter 37106.
Senior of the Year was Lt.
Col. Jean-Plerre J. Habets,
Group 70, Charter 37164 and
the Group of the Year was Group
1300, Charter 37008.
In the afternoon, members
from the new Group 3 got
together to discuss reorganization plans and to meet new
commander Lt. Col. Stephen P.
Commander's Commendations for Group Commanders
were given to MaJ. Allyn F.
Wagner, Group 10; MaJ.
Timothy F. Cheslock, Group 20;
Lt. CoL Roysetta C. Bruner,
Group 30; Lt. Col. Harvey M.
Katz, Group 40; Lt. Col.
Charlotte P. Paul, Group 50;
Lt. Col. Roger L. Owens, Group
60; MaJ. James V. Osten, Group
70; Lt. Col. Eugene L. Egry,
Group 80; Lt. CoL Wllla J.
Hayes, Group 90; Lt. Col.
Stephen P. Fortin, Group 100;
LL Col. Richart E. Shaffer,
Group 1200; Lt. Col. Lt. Col.
Raymond W. Whetstlne, Group
1300; CspL David S. Nale,
Group 1400; MaJ. Barry M.
Alberter, Group 1500; and MaJ.
Mary Ann V. Llttlefleld, Group

provided for orientation flights,
and all qualified cadets present
were able to fly. In all, 12
orientation sorties were flown
and 23 cadet orientation flights
were provided.
All of the activities took place
at Long Island Group' s Halstead
facility at Long Island-MacArthur
Airport, provided courtesy of the
Long Island Group commander,
Lt. Col. Norman Briskman.
The helicopter was flown by
1st LL Brian Shortt, an Army
National Guard chief warrant
officer and a member of Falcon
Squadron, CAP, New York Clty
Group. The chopper may be
available for orientation flights
during next year's cadet day.
Mamchusetts -- U.S. Army
personnel and civilian employees
joined for one last Memorial Day
celebration at Fort Devens on
May 26-28. Capt. William N.
Moss of the Fort Devens Fire
Department was the Special
Project Officer for the weekendlong event.
Attendees included members
of the U.S.S. Constitution Color
Guard, Marine Detachment
1797, Royal Artillery, 47th
Regiment Foot and CAP.
Colonial artillery groups
loaded, primed and fired authentic reproductions of canons and
firearms used in colonial times
during a reenactment of a
colonial battle.
Other activities included a
military working dog demonstration; a skydiving exhibition by
U.S. Army 10th Special Forces.
CAP members secured the
canine demonstration area,
perimeter of the drop zone, and
colonial artillery and battle
reenactment areas.
Massachusetts Wing CAP
Drill Team members demonstrated basic drills and innovative
routines to the appreciation and

New York -- E;AP members
from the New York City Group
and the Long
Island Group, and
members of the
2nd/142nd Army
National Guard
Aviation Battalion,
joined forces for
Cadet Day 1995
June 10 at Long
Airport. The event,
which was organized to provide
cadet orientation
flights, included
training; an open
house, and a
barbecue for CAP f:
members and their
New York City Group cadets Inspectan Army
family and friends.
National Guard UH-1N helicopter during the
Midway through
group's Cadet Day 1995.
the celebration, the
U.S. Army National Guard made
applause of observers. Massaa dramatic appearance in a UH-1 chusetts Wing CAP also manned
helicopter. The craft was later put a medical aid tent, supervised by
on display.
MaJ. Donald Benolt, Group III
The event was the brainchild
commander, on the parade
of It. Henry Rey of Falcon
ground and provided communiSquadron, NYC Group. Thanks
cations support from its commuto Ray and 41 other senior
nication van under the watchful
members, the event was a
eye of Lt. Col. Alfred Slaney,
rousing success.
Massachusetts Wing staff.
Four corporate aircraft and
Eighty-four CAP cadet and
two member-owned aircraft were
senior members were involved in

this Memorial Day observance.
Units represented were the
New Bedford Composlte
Squadron; Brockton Cadet
Squadron; Goddard Composlte
Squadron, Worcester; Worcester Cadet Squadron; Mt.
Wachusett Composlte Squadron, Fitchburg; Beverly Composlts Squadron; Q.ulncy
Composlte Squadron; Group II;
Cape Cod Composite Squadron, Otis ANGB, Cape Cod;
Group III; Essex County
Composite Squadron, North
Andover; Phoenix Baypath
Composite Squadron,
Southbridge; Hanscom Cornposits Squadron; Camp Curtis
Guild Composlts Squadron,
Reading; Thunderbolt Cadet
Squadron, Natick; and Maseachusetts Wing Headquarters,
Hanscom AFB.
Massachusetts- MaJ.
Bobble-Jean Tourvllle was
honored as the Massachusetts
Wing CAP Headquarters Staff
Member of the Year. Tourville
developed a cadet program
manual and senior program
manual to aid new members.
The major is presently working at
National Headquarters. Wing
Commander Col. Thomas
DIMilla accepted the award on
her behalf.
In 1986, Tourville, joined
CAP's MariSoro Squadron. She
and her mother 1st Lt. MarJorle
transferred ...........

Squadron 504 celebrated its first
anniversary as a CAP unit May
26. Public affairs officer 2Lt.
Kerry A. Kline set up a display
highlighting significant events in
the squadron's one-year history.
The display at the Clarion
Free Library was for public
viewing and promoted the CAP
and Clarion Composite Squadron
Massachusetts -- Cadet
MSgt. Tonya Plaxfield received
a certificate of appreciation
recently from Lt. Gen. Thomas R.
Griffith, commander, 12th Air
Force. The certificate recognized
Cadet Master Sgt. Maxfield as
the first cadet commander of
Catamount Composite Squadron, Vermont Wing.
Maxfield also serves as
Catamount's delegate to the
Vermont Wing Cadet Advisory
Council and is the president of
Explorer Post 226, which is dualchartered with the squadron.
Maxfield is a senior at Bellows
Falls Union High School in
Bellows Falls, Vt., and has been
accepted to attend Embry Riddle
Aeronautical University in
Prescott, Ariz., next fall.

New York -- Cadet SSgt.
Brian T. Waits has been
accepted at the U.S. Naval
Academy and will be a member
of the class of 1999.
Waite has been an active
member of CAP since 1993. He
presently holds the rank of cadet
staff sergeant in the Rochester
Composite Squadron.
Waite plans to study computer
science at the academy and to
when the
. :'!
pursue a career as a naval
tOMarlboroHanscom ~,~..,.~, ~,,,,~j~: aviator. After completing his
military career, he would like to
become a commercial pilot and
strongly believes that the
continued to MaJ. BobbleJean Tourvllle
be actively
leadership skills he has acquired
while in CAP will be a life-long
involved in
squadron, group and wing
For recreation, Waite enjoys
activities while at Hanscom.
restoring aircraft at the National
Tourville joined the Group I staff
Warplane Museum in Geneseo,
in 1992 as a senior member with
the rank of captain. She served
N.Y. His squadron went to the
as Cadet Programs Officer until
museum to lend a hand in the
many restoration projects the
December 1993, when she came
museum has under way. Since
to Massachusetts Wing
Headquarters as assistant
then, he has become a weekly
director for Senior Programs.
regular at the museum and in the
restoration hangar.
Tourville has achieved a
master rating in Cadet Programs,
Waite was asked what he
and senior rating in Senior
would tell
his peers
who were
looking for
New York --The U.S. Army
recently awarded the Military
Outstanding Volunteer Service
exciting to
Medal to CapL Wsa Hedges of
do. "If you
Buffalo 8quedron 1. The medal
are looking
recognizes Hedges' volunteer
for a
service to CAP and counseling at challenge,
join CAP. It's Cadet SSgL
the Buffalo Veterans Center.
the place to Brian T. Walte
Hedges is a captain in the
U.S. Army Reserve. He served
on active duty in southwest Asia
as a Kiowa helicopter pilot with
the First Cavalry Division. He is
the squadron aerospace education officer and works as a
Virginia --More than 75
counselor for the Lackawana
members from Virginia's Group
School District, Lackawana, N.Y.
3 squadrons participated in the
Pennsylvania -- PennsylvaDrug Awareness Resistance
Education Program that was

recently held at Manassas
Airport. Twenty three displays
and demonstrations were set up
by law enforcement agencies,
fire and rescue personne/,and~
other agencies.
The U.S. Army Golden
Knights Parachute team and the
Flying Circus were among the
several aerial demonstrations
that were performed. A CAP
aircraft was one of the 17 static
airplanes that were on display. A
CAP display was placed beside
the aircraft stocked with recruiting information and pictures.
The newly formed Northern
Virginia Honor Guard also held
several performances. After each
performance the Honor Guard
cadets would answer questions
about the CAP and the Honor
More than 1,300 school
children came from 15 jurisdictions all over the northern
Virginia area. This was the fourth
and largest event of its kind
since the program was started in
Virginia -- Virginia cadets
gathered at Virginia Wing
headquarters at Chesterfield
Airport in Richmond recently to
complete in the Cadet Speak Off.
There are three categories in
which to compete, basic,
advanced and impromptu.
The basic is a 3- to 5-minute
speech and can be entered as
many times as a cadet wants
until the cadet has won two firstplace trophies at wing or region
level or has turned 17 before the
Middle East Region Conference
The speeches for the advanced category should be five
to 7 minutes long. There is no
age limit on this category.
The impromptu speech is the
shortest all three. It should last 2
to 2V= minutes. There is no age
limit on this category either.
Cadet MSgL Brooke Elliot
from Langley Composite
Squadron won the basic
category with her speech about
the Virginia Vanguard.
Burke Composite Squadron
Cadet Col. Steve Leutner won
the advanced category with a
speech about the U.S. Air Force
2LL Ronnle McMaster, from
the Lsesburg Composite
Squadron, won the impromptu
category with a speech about

Puerto Rico -- In a short
ceremony held here June 3
Cadet LL Col. Yusef Sead
became the first cadet in the
Puerto Rico Wing to receive a
Col. Clara E. Livingston Scholarship.
Saad has distinguished
himself during his CAP career
and has received numerous
awards and recognitions,
including the Meritorious Service
Medal, two Commander's
Commendation Medals, the

July 1998 0 Civil Air Patrol News

Amelia Earhart Award, the Red
May 20. Each year, Fort
Service Ribbon with a bronze
Buchanan Command Group
triangular clasp, the Disaster
invites the squadron to particiRelief and the Search and
pate in the various activities held
Rescue Ribbon. He has attended during the Armed Forces Day
the Pathfinder School and COS
92, and he is scheduled to
For the second year in a row,
participate in lACE 95. He was
cadets from Col. Clare E.
selected as Wing Cadet of the
Livingston Squadron won
Yeai:-for 1994. He has served as
award to the Best Marching Unittype "B" cadet encampment
Medium Category. Livingston drill
commander in 1993 and cadet
team members competed with
squadron commander from
drill teams from the battalions of
August 1993 to May 1994.
Army Jr. ROTC and other drill
Saad is currently enrolled as a teams from various high school
freshman in the Politechnic
military academies. The
University of Puerto Rico, where
Livingston cadets won second
he is majoring in mechanical
place in the unarmed category in
engineering. He is also a
which 10 teams participated.
member of Air Force ROTC
The squadron also particiDetachment 755 at the University pated along with the Air Force
of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras. He ROTC Squadron from the
was enrolled in the Arnold Air
University of Puerto Rico In a
Society and has received three
flag retreat ceremony held in Fort
Military Order of the World Wars, Buchanans Command Group
ROTC Medal of Merit and the
Retired Officer's Association
Col. Clara E. Livingston
Squadron also manned an
by the late
Col. Clare
Puerto Rico
was the
first female
Cadets from the Col. Clara E. Livingston Cadet Squadcommander
ron In Puerto Rico perform a drill demonstraUon
in Puerto
during a recent Armed Forces Day celebration at Fort
Buchanan, P.R.
scholarship is for all cadets of
information and recruiting booth
the Puerto Rico Wing. In order
to inform the Fort Buchanan
to obtain the scholarship the
community about the squadron
cadet must selected by a board.
activities and to provide the
opportunity for youths to join the
Puerto Rico -- Cadets from
CAP. The Cadets' Parents
the Col. Clara E. Livingston
Association sold food and sodas
Cadet Squadron participated in
throughout the activities to raise
Armed Forces Day ceremonies
The squadron now has more
than 20 years in Fort Buchanan.
At present, it is the only CAP
squadron in Puerto Rico to be
installed permanently on a U.S.
military base.

Alabama -- The Hayes
family of Texas showed appreciation to the Alabama Wing by
sponsoring a barbecue at the
Gadsden Airport from which a
23-day mission occurred in
search of their loved one, John.
More than 200 search and
rescue individuals shared the
event with family members and



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The Hayes fatally poses for a plcture wlth the Alabama Wlng
members who were Involved In an extenslve search for John Hayes,
The Rough Rlver, Ky,, pllot was later found dead at the cresh slte,
Hayes and Jack Fahling
were enroute from Rough River,
Ky., to Tampa, Fla., in their
home-built experimental Long-EZ
aircrafts when they encountered
storm conditions around the
north-central section of Alabama. Their scheduled fuel
stop was to be in LaGrange, Ga.;
however, Fahling landed at the
Gadsden Airport due to the
weather, but Mr. Hayes failed to
show at either location. Radio
contact between the pilots was
lost shortly before Fahling landed
at Gadsden so this became the
most logical location to set up
the mission base.
Weather hampered the initial
search yet CAP members took
advantage of every safe moment
to put a sortie or ground team
into action. Overall, 1,224
personnel assisted in the mission
with 902.9 flight hours logged by
199 aircraft with 571.9 hours in a
search area.
Georgia Wing and Tennessee Wing were brought into the
search since the area of possibility was close to their borders as
well. Helicopters from the
Alabama State Police, Wallace
State College and the Alabama
National Guard stationed in
Birmingham, flew 22 sorties and

2-4 Battle Creek, Mich.
8 Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
9 Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
15-16 Springfield, Ill.
22-23 NAS Brunswick, Maine
'26 Cheyenne, Wyo.
29-30 Scott AFB, Ill.
5-6 Chicago
19-20 Bozeman, Mont.
26-27 Frederick, Md.
3-40ffutt AFB, Neb.
9-10 Toledo, Ohio
16-17 Roswell, N.M.
23-24 Liberal, Kan.
30 Salinas, Calif.

logged 30 hours of search.
Members of the Hayes family
stayed close and informed of
every action being taken to find
After 23 days into the mission,
the AFRCC suspended the
search until such time as the
terrain could be more visible.
The foliage was dense making
visual search very difficult and

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at 403 Grayslake Way, Aberdeen, Md. 21001.
Willa Bernice Brown, the first Afro-American 1 st Lieutenant in CAP, for
a special report. Write to Virginia VanHoose, 3105 Seymore St.Kennard, Cable, Ohio 43009.
cadets who have old style "plastic" cadet ribbons and metal CAP name
plates (particularly the lACE, Goddard and Wright Brothers ribbons or
name plate). Contact Maj. Jayson Altieri, at (919) 876-7536 or write to
4717A Walden Pond, Raleigh, N.C. 27604.

there was no ELT signal to
follow. All members were
showing signs of wear but their
dedication and optimism kept
them pushing forward to locate
their target.
Four months later two youths
ventured down into a thickly
wooded ravine which had a
visibility factor of only 10 feet
from ground level. Here they
came upon the remains of
Relief and sorrow was the
final outcome. The family was
able to put to rest their unknowing and the search and rescue
members were able to close their
mission books.
Mrs. Hayes and other family
members flew back to the site of
the mission to give thanks to the
many individuals who participated in this mission. The next
morning a memorial service was
held in private by the family and
a marker was placed at the site
where Mr. Hayes was found.
It was a time of emotions and
bonding between family members, friends and rescue volunteers. Prior to this unfortunate
event, the Hayes family did not"
know of CAP and its missions,
but when a family member
asked a CAP volunteer, "What
drives you to keep so dedicated,
spending numerous hours of
personal time and money to do
what you do?" -- the answer
was, "Because we care about
Florida ---The Marco Island
Senior Squadron received four
statewide awards at the annual
CAP Florida Wing Conference
recently held at the Holiday Inn
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Tampa.
The Florida Wing commanding officer, Col. George Prlngle,
presented the Outstanding
Senior Squadron Award to Lt.
Col. Fritz Schaller, commander
of the Marco Island CAP Squadron. This is the first time since it
was established in 1982 that the
Marco squadron has been so
Schaller said, 'gNe are
extremely proud to have been
designated as the most outstanding squadron among the 55
senior squadrons in Florida."

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Pringle then announced that
Capt. S. Buddy Harris was
selected as the Outstanding
Public Affairs Officer of the Year.
This award was immediately
followed by the announcement
that the Marco Island Senior
Squadron was selected as
having the outstanding squadron
newsletter in the state of Florida.
This eight-page paper is published monthly by Harris and 2Lt.
Helga Wllklns.
Finally, Schaller was awarded
the Outstanding Mission Controller Award. A mission controller
has full responsibility for directing a search and rescue mission
and is a highly trained emergency service technician.
Pringle personally congratulated all of the Marco squadron
members who attended the
conference and assured them
that "this is the first time any
squadron has ever received so
many awards in a single year.
Marco Island's accomplishment,=
are truly outstanding and serve
as an example to all other
Tennessee -- Lt. CoL
William K. Lord, director of
safety for the Southeast Region
was a speaker at the annual
convention of the National
Association for Search and
Rescue held in Nashville May
Lord presented a seminar
titled: "Implementing a Field
Safety Program-CAP Model."
Lord discussed the excellent
safety record of CAP and how
the program is designed. He
answered questions from theaudience about how to set up a
safety program in their field of
The four-day conference
attracts 600 to 800 members
each year. The convention offers
seminars and workshops in
management; urban, water,
canine, and technical SAR; and
other topics of interest to
rescuers. The NASAR membership is comprised of both
volunteers and paid professionals.

Texas -- David Christopher
Backus, a recent graduate from
Coppell High School, received
an appointment to the U.S. Air
Force Academy. He left to enter
the Academy June 29.
Backus has three weeks of
cadet orientation then three
weeks of field training in Jack's
Valley before his academics
begin on August 10. Going to
the academy has been a
Iongtime dream of his. He has
focused his curricular and
extracurricular activities toward
achieving this goal.
Anyone who knows him is well
aware of his dedication to this
endeavor. Chris has also
received an appointment to the
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
along with several other local
and military scholarships totaling
more than $550,000. He plans
to major in either military or
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military his career.
In CAP, Backus has been
cadet commander for the
Denton Fighter Composite
Squadron where he attained his
Amelia Earhart award.
Chris is also an Eagle Scout
and junior assistant scoutmaster
from Troop 841 in Coppell where
he excelled to achieve the silver
palm. He is the son of Kenny
and Rita Backus of Coppell.
Arkansas -- Marc Bailey of
Twin Lakes Composite Squadron, Arkansas Wing, has been
appointed a member of the Class
of 1999 at
the United
Academy at
West Point.
has been a
member of
the unit for
Marc Bailey
the past four
years and was serving as cadet
commander when he received
his appointment to the service
school. He was also nominated
for the Air Force Academy and
was named an alternate for the
Coast Guard Academy. In
addition to his West Point
Bailey was awarded a fouryear Air Force ROTC scholarship.
While attending Flippin High
School he was consistently on
the honor roll and was very
active in extra curricular activities.
Arizona -- The Tucson
Composite Squadron 109
celebrated its first year with an
Anniversary and Awards Banquet
May 13 at the Enlisted Club at
Davis-Monthan AFB.
Speaker for the evening was
Col. Paul Harrow Jr., USAF, Rat.,
director of the Pima Air and
Space Museum in Tucson.
Harrow spoke of his hope that
the squadron and the Air
Museum would work closely in
the future, and he told of his
recent work to acquire a B-377
"Super Guppy" on loan from the
National Aeronautics and Space
Among the awards presented
Cadet of the Year - Cadet
AIC Mlchelle Foster, CAP
Honor Cadet of the Training
Cycle - Cadet AIC Joshua
Propp, CAP Senior Member of
the Year - 1LL Edward M.
Serlght Jr., CAP Most Missions MaJ. Mlchele Brlggs, CAP
Commander's Commendation Cadet LL Col. Jason Bousquet.
The squadron color guard,
consisting of Cadet AlC
Mlchelle Foster, Cadet AlC.
Teresa Storch, Cadet AlC
Joshua Propp and Cadet AlC
Edward M. Sedght III posted
and retired the colors.
Arizona -- The Tucson
Composite Squadron has gone
to the dogs ... dog shows that is.
With the help of CapL Ski
Croghan, herself a trainer of
pedigreed chihuahuas, the
squadron received invitations to
work at several local dog shows.

Each show brought approximately $350 or the squadron.
Cadets and seniors worked
side by side setting up the show
rings, acting as runners for the
show's judges, and working the
infamous "pooper scooper"
patrols. One squadron member
worked as a dispatcher and
announcer for the event.
Arizona -- Ten cadets and
more than a dozen seniors
recently participated in a two-day
squadron-run search and rescue
field training exercise.
On the first day, cadets were
dispatched from the squadron
building on Davis-Monthan AFB,
Ariz., as if an actual mission had
been announced.
The two teams received
simulated SARSAT coordinates
and hit the road in search of their
The signal was strongly
acquired near the Molino Basin
campgrounds on Mount Lemon,
near Tucson. The teams left the
vans and set out on foot. They
found the ELT and numerous
"victims" who were sent out
After that the group received
instruction on victim extrication,
pulley haul systems and many
other useful skills.
'~Ne all liked the night time
activity -- a special version of
"Capture the Flag," said Cadet
1Lt. Javin Arbors.
On Sunday the group participated in another practice search
with more "victims."
Arizona -- A color guard from
the Tucson Composite Squadron 109 posted and retired the
colors at a recent quarterly
awards presentation for the
Arizona Air National Guard.
The Ceremonies were held at
the Air Guard Base in Tucson.
Members of the color guard
were: Cadet AlC Michelle
Foster; Cadet AlC Teresa
Storch; Cadet AIC Joshua
Propp; and Cadet AIC Edward
M. Serlght IlL
Arizona -- Cadet Lt. Col
Jason L. Bousquet, cadet
commander of Tucson ComposIte Squadron 109, has been
selected as encampment
commander for the 1995
Arizona Wing Cadet Summer
Encampment, set to run from
June 17-25 at Ft. Huachuca,
Bousquet Is a seven-year
member of CAP. He is a junior
majodng in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of
Arizona and hopes to become an
Air Force weather officer.
Oklahoma -- Flying Castle
Squadron members Cadet LL
Col. Chris Pundsack and Cadet
CapL Kevln Comirt have both
had exciting trips this summer to
Kirtland AFB, N.M., near Albuquerque. Both were selected to
attend the Pararescue Junior
Orientation Course.
The two competed with other
cadets from across the nation for
two of only 19 slots available in
the course.
Pundsack attended the basic
PJOC last summer. This year he

attended the advanced course.
As the senior ranking cadet, he
served as the cadet commander
and was responsible for the 18
other cadets in attendance.
=Advanced PJOC was
awesome, extremely challenging
and exciting," stated the cadet.
Pundsack is a junior at Carl
Albert High School in Midwest
City, Okla. He has been a
member of CAP for 21/2 years
and earned the Gen. Billy
Mitchell Award, Amelia Earhart
Award and the 1995 Air Force
Association Cadet of the Year
Cossairt is a junior at
Westmoore High School in
Moore, Okla. He has bean a
CAP member for three years and
earned the Gen. Billy Mitchell
Award, Amelia Earhart Award
and Commander's Commendation Award.
Oklahoma -- Oklahoma
Wing members participated in an
initial C-130 orientation flight
courtesy of the Oklahoma Air
National Guard.
The project officer for this
program between CAP and the
Guard is MaJ. Dave Ruppel, of
the Edmond Composite
Squadron. "Our mission is to
provide aerospace education for
CAP members and this flight
accomplished just that," said
Ten senior and cadet members from Flying Castle Composite Squadron were on the
first flight aboard the C-130
Hercules cargo airplane.

Solo flight

Sharon Fitzgerald, Beach Cities Cadet Squadron 107, smiles proudly
after completing a solo flight for her aircraft license on her 16th
birthday. The Callfomla native, who received her glider license at
14, has a 4.5 grade point average and hopes to attend the U.S. Air
Force Academy when she graduates. CoL Stephen Aller (AF Res.),
Califomla Liaison Office, was there to congratulate her.

Mohamed was referring to the
lively ceremonies held on the
flighUine ramps in both Korat and
Tahkli, Thailand, when a fighter
pilot successfully returned from
his 100th mission over North
During his 100 missions flown
over North Vietnam from 1963 to
1968, he was credited with
destroying 16 single and multispanned bridges, seven antiaircraft sites, two surface-to-air
missile sites, one PI-76 armored
personnel carrier, one coastal
steamship, numerous trucks,
structures, roads and fuel
storage facilities.
Mohamed flew both as a
"strike pilot" and a "Wild Weasel"
- and is a graduate of the U.S. Air
Force Fighter Weapons School
Nevada -- When LL CoL
Rezh Mohamed U of the Nevada
at Nellis AFB, Nev.
In addition to being a U.S. Air
Wing eased his aircraft to the
runway surface March 19, it
Force command pilot, the colonel
is also a graduate of the U.S.
marked his completion of 100
Army Special Warfare School
counterdrug missions flown io
and has four combat
parachute jumps to his
credit with the 5th Special
Forces. He was also
awarded the U.S. Air
Force Parachute Badge
with Bronze Star denoting
his combat jumps, and
the Vietnamese Parachute Badge with gold
star for having also made
combat parachute jumps
with the famous Vietnamese Rangers.
Among his many
decorations are the
Distinguished Flying
Cross, the Bronze Star
Medal, Meritorious
Service Medal, the Air
Medal with 10 oak leaf
support of our nation's war on
clusters, Air Force Commendadrugs.
tion Medal with one OLC, the
In completing his 100th
Vietnam Service Medal with four
bronze stars, the Republic of
mission, Mohamed likened it to
Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with
his eadier experience of having
Palm, and the Republic of
completed 100 missions over
Vietnam Campaign Medal with
North Vietnam in an F-105
Thunderchlef during the Southsix bronze stars.
The colonel has been flying
east Asia war. He said while
there was no champagne, flower counterdrug missions for the
lei, cheering crew chiefs and
Nevada Wing in support to the
fellow pilots or even a ride on an U.S. Customs Service, the Drug
elephant that was sometimes
Enforcement Administration,
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and
arranged, the familiar feeling of
Firearms and other law enforceachievement and pride was

ment agencies since 1988.
Besides serving as the
executive officer and chief of
staff for the Nevada Wing,
Mohamed is currently the wing's
chief check pilot (south) and
counterdrug officer.
Mohamed has a CAP Bronze
Medal of Valor pending for
assisting the ATF in saving Elko,
Nev., from an imminent disaster
a cache of extremely sensitive
high explosives hidden in a van
parked near the city's center.
Callfomla --Some members
of Jon E. Kramer Composite
Squadron 10 were guests
aboard the USS Carl Vinson
(CVN-70) Nimitz class aircraft
carrier for the Family Day Cruise
May 12.
The ship departed Navak Air
Station in Alameda, Calif., and
sailed out 30 miles, where
launches, approaches, and flight
demonstrations were demonstrated. The guests also were
treated to a tour of the ship. One
of the highlights was the Carrier
Air Traffic Control Center. Crew
members were cordial, energetic,
and proud of their jobs on the
Squadron 10 guests thanked
Lt. Anthony Cooper, U.S. Navy,
for his sponsorship.
Alaska -- Alaska Wing
senior program assistant CapL
Shells West/all and her family
were honored by the Alaska
State Snowmobile Association as
the 1995 Alaska Snowmobile
Family of the Year.
Wesffall, who has completed
Level IV training, her husband,
Joe, and daughters were
honored for establishing a
network of six wintertime rescue
and recovery organizations and
personally assisting in a number
of searches for missing snow
mobile operators.
The citation stated: "The
Westfalls' commitment to safety,
prevention, and to search,
rescue, and recovery efforts is
noteworthy and warrants their
selection as the Snowmobile
Family of the Year."
Washington -- Fire Mountain Squadron Cadet CapL

Todd Benson got a double
bonus recently. He was appointed to the class of 1999 at
the U.S. Air Force Academy and
passed his Earhart exam to
become a cadet captain.
Benson will report to the
academy for basic cadet training
on Ju~e 28.
"This has been a long awaited
honor for me," said Benson, who
applied for the appointment in
1993 and 1994. 'I just wouldn't
give up."
Benson is in his second year
at the University of Washington,
where he's enrolled in Air Force
ROTC. He also received a
nomination from CAP to the U.S.
Air Force Academy Preparatory
Benson is the fourth cadet
from Fire Mountain Squadron
to be appointed to the Air Force
Academy. Others include Aaron
Watson, Daniel Wilcox and
Marlka Barto. Other Fire
Mountain graduates appointed to
military academies include Ryen
Rothmeyer, who is at West
Point, and Thomas Talley who
graduated from Virginia Military

Idaho -- The Coeur d'Alene
Composite Squadron held a
cadet open house in May.
More than 42 cadet prospects
attended the cadet-managed
event that provided information
and lectures.
Open house highlights
included an ELT and rocketry
demonstration, survival and
search-and-rescue equipment
displays, and a C-182 hands-on
Instrur~ent panel review.
The open house was directed
by Cadet MaJ. Nathan Gallahan,
Flight Officer Marty Becktell,
and TSgts. Kent Fischer and
'Sarah Bowermen.

Nebraska -- Thirty-five
cadets from Norfolk and Omaha
recently assisted the Nebraska
National Guard,with the annual
D.A.R.E. program field day/open
house at Camp Ashland.
Cadets provided crowd control
for static and dynamic displays.
The open house featured
armored assault demonstrations
and displays air search and
rescue displays, and numerous
law enforcement demonstrations.
Cadets maintained perimeter
patrol of the Army National
Guard Camp along the Platte
River, which was flooding and
threatened pa, ticipants. Other
highlights included free lunches
provided by th,~ guard and a
motivational s .'ech by one of
the University Nebraska's
leading baske 311 stars.
Nebraska --CAP cadets from
Omaha and Fremont, w king
with AFJROTC cadets, provided
assistance for, ]e annual
Strategic Air C.,mmand Museum
Open House in Omaha, Nab.
The SAC Museum is unique in
that it has 33 military aircraft,

helicopters, and missiles that
belonged to SAC during its
glodous history. Aircraft such as
a B-17, B-25, B-26, B-36, B-45,
B-47, B-50, B-52, B-57, B-58,
FB-111, SR-71 Blackbird, U-2, an
EC-135C "Looking Glass"
ABNCPs Avro Vulcan, and a Mig21.
The museum is a popular
gathering place for CAP members attending wing and region
conferences and encampments
in the Omaha area.
Nebraska --Members from
across Nebraska participated in
a multi-state search for a Piper
Cherokee PA-28 with two adults
and two children aboard. The
departed from Alliance, Neb., on
the night of May 29, returning
home to Meadow Lake, Colo.
The flight originated earlier from
Linton, N.D.
The Nebraska Wing was
called in to participate with its
adjoining wing on the morning of
May 31. A forward operating
base was set up at the Alliance
Vice wing commander LL Col.
Jon Rooney managed the
operating base. Mission coordinator Lt. Col. William Burton
along other key staff members
maintained a primary mission
base in Lincoln, Neb., home of
it's wing headquarters. Aimrews
and ground teams came from
squadrons throughout the state.
The mission concluded on the
evening of May 31 when an
aircrew from Colorado Wing
located the wreckage in northeastern Colorado. There were no

Sedalia, received the Distinguished Cadet Academic Award;
and 58gL Doug Inlow, Moberly,
garnered the Dr. Robert H.
Goddard Distinguished Rocketry
Graduate honors with a 98
percent cumulative score.
Whiteman, America's home of
the B-2 bomber, seemed a fitting
location for rocket instruction due
to its past involvement in the
Minuteman program. From 1961
through the 1990s, the 351st
Strategic Missile Wing controlled
the Minuteman I and II intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Ohio ---The 405th Black
River Senior Squadron has
been selected as the Squadron
of the Year for Group IV of the
Ohio Wing.
The plaque and trophy for this
award was accepted by Squadron Commander CapL George
S. Osman at the annual Group
IV banquet held March 18 at the
Holiday Inn in Elyrla, Ohio.
The award was presented by
Lt. Col. Paul EIIIott, Group IV
director of operations and master
of ceremonies. Special guest at
the banquet was Lt. Col. Larence
Jamison, USAF Ret., one of the
original Tuskeegee airmen.

Eastlake, finished a strong third
with 767 points.
A total of 62 cadets and 17
senior members participated in
the nine event problem solving
competition, which evaluated the
teamwork, leadership, logic and
problem solving abilities of the
There were teams representing Cleveland, Ashtabula County
and Parma, with senior members
and cadets from all over the
northern Ohio who participated

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The concept was transformed
into a weekend event to create
competition among cadets and to
encourage training and disci.
pline. He said it helped pass the
time to have the cadets solve
problems as they marched along
their route.
For many years now the CAP
has sent teams to Canada to
compete with Royal Canadian
Air cadets.
This is the first Initiative USA,

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Group IV cadets participating In InIIIaUve USA were from left, SgL
Chris Sommer, Amn. Chuck Lahti, Amn. Joe Stills, Sgt. Chris
Moisio, AIC Andy Miller, SgL Matt Hall, and Michael French. The
problem-solving competition was held at Punderson State Park In
Newbury, Ohio.

Ohio -- Members of Cushlte as judges and staff.
Composite Squadron 407
Initiative USA was not just a
attended Vice President AI
grueling, rein-soaked day of
Gore's Conference on Crime in
problem solving for the teams.
Cleveland June 9.
They were also judged on the
Five cadets accompanied
neatness of camp sites, profesSquadron Commander 1st Lt.
sionalism, and the meals they
Joseph J. Mlxtger Jr. and
Missouri -- As the ~one of the
Chaplain (CapL) J. Delano Ellis
The winning team was
missile arming signal squeals
II to the conference.
presented a traveling trophy,
shrilly, range officer William E.
During question and answer
which will go from winner to
Sander begins the couqtdown. In time, Cadet Amn, Louis
winner each year, a plaque to
a short burst, one rocket after
Thaxton, asked Vice President
keep and a first-place ribbon.
another leaps into the air at
Gore: "Mr. vice president, since
The "initiative" concept is the
you're here sharing with us the
Whitaman AFB, Knob N~ster,
brainchild of Col. Roger
Miss. Within 20 minutes~ lg
need for clearing up juvenile
Mlddleton, cadet program
model rockets were launched
crime, can you please tell us why
officer, Group IV, Ohio Wing of
from the pads.
Congress is attempting to vote
the CAP. Middleton was a
The launching culminated a
CAP out of the federal budget,
member of the Royal Canadian
one-day symposium hosted by
especially since everyone claims Air Cadets, where he devised
the Sedalla Cadet Squadron.
to be so interested in youth
this concept nearly a decade
1LL Bill Sander served as the
programs. If the government
symposium administratorl
continues to take away meaningStudents and instructors came
ful programs such as CAP from
from Sedalla Cadet Squadron,
young people, what are we
Heart of Missouri Composite
expected to do?"
Squadron (Moberly), Le(~'s
When Thaxton completed his
Summit Composite Squadron,
question, he received a roaring
and Vanguard Composite
ovation and the vice president
Squadron (Warrensburg)"
was obviously stumped. He
Additional staff members from
looked to the congressman and
the Missouri Wing and North
the congressman looked to the
Central Region also assisted.
mayor and neither of the three
Nineteen students particicould answer Thaxton.
pated in this one day introduction
At the end of the conference,
to rockets. Their course work
the news media did a very
covered the Lii story of rockets
positive interview on the vice
and information about the father
president's visit and an interview
of modern rocketry, Robert H.
with Thaxton.
Goddard. They learned about the
CAP rocketry program requireOhio -- Eight teams of cadets
ments, safety codes, rocket
from Group IV, Oh!o Wing,
dynamics and built their first
competed June 2-4 in Initiative
USA, a problem-solving competi-"
Prizes and awards were given
tion at Punderson State Park in
for students and cadet instrucNewbury, Ohio.
tors. Winners included: Cadet
Ashtabula County Squadron
Capt. Aaron Colgrove, Lee's
400 took first place with 777
Summit, chosen as Outstanding
points out of a possible 900
Cadet Instructor; AIC Derek
points; Parma Composite
Melsner, Sedalia, received the
Squadron 403, placed second
Director's Recognition Award;
with 770 points; and Eagle
Cadet Basic Kevln Hemme,
Composite Squadron 410,

and the enthusiasm by all
participants indicates it wonl be
the last.
Illinois -- Cadet LL Col.
Jeremy Learned, Franklin
County Composite Squadron
received a letter of appointment
to attend the U~S. Air Force
Academy in Colorado Spdngs,
Colo., starting June 29.
Jeremy, the Son of Don and
Phyllis Learned,i received his
notice March 23= In November
1994, he receivE~l a nomination
letter from Cong, Glen Poshard.
The official appOintment was
presented May 19 by U.S. Air
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Learned has been associated
w!th CAP since April 1992.
During his time he has
received several awards,
including the Billy Mitchell Award
and the Amelia Earhart Award.
He is currently waiting to test for
the Carl Spaatz Award. Upon
completion of this test and
award, he will be promoted to the
rank of cadet colonel, the highest
accomplishment a youth can
Other accomplishments
include several encampments
and attendance at the Illinois
Wing flight encampment in
Matron, Ill., in June 1994.
At Christopher High School,
Learned was very active in
academic and sporting activities.
He was involved in the math
club, national honor society, and
school newspaper. He participated in the Scholar Bowl, which
included the televised School IQ
in the local area.
Sports participation included
football and track and maintained
a grade point average of 4.90+
and is very pleased with his
accomplishments and appointment.
Illinois -- The call came in
from the Champaign County

Coordinator, Bill Keller, late in the
afternoon for victims in a disaster
drill. The drill was scheduled for
the following Sunday. A previously arranged group of 25
cancelled out.
MaJ. Paula Kesler called
Group 9, Illinois Wing, Administrative Officer, 2Lt. Debble
Tolladay, to run the tree (phone
roster) to request victims from
group squadrons. She also
contacted Illinois Wing Headquarters for authorization.
The list of activity participants
were: Champaign County
Composite Squadron -- MaJ.
Paula Kesler; Springfield
Composite Squadron -Technical Flight Officer Layne
Anderson; Decatur Composite
Squadron ~econd Lieutenant
Carie Coon, Cadet First
Lieutenant Lisa Brown, Cadet
Master Sergeant Kevin Dean,
Cadet Staff Sergeants David
Camahan, Mike Seward, Justin
Williams, Cadet Airman First
Class Casey Harlln, Cadet
Airmen Daniel Harper, Charles
Melxner, Corey Ray, Robert
Ray, and Greg Seward. Elizabeth Chrlstison assisted in
transporting Decatur personnel.
With this drill, the Champagne County Composite

Congressional recognition

MaJ. Carl Trubee, Wichitaw Falls Composite Squadron, shakes
the hand of Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) during Memorial Day
services at Crestvlew Memorial Cemetery in Wichitaw Falls,
Texas. Looking on is Lt, Col. E.A, King (U.S. Navy retired),
congressional liaison officer for north Texas. Representative
Thornberry was the American Legion's guest speaker for the
service. CAP members helped place flags on the graves of
deceased veterans.

Squadron helped the various
emergency services prepare for
an actual emergency. We learn
to become better rescuers by
seeing the victim's view of a

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Notices should be sent in accordance with CAP Regulation 35-2 and mailed to: CAP/DP. 105
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Sebring, FL
Former Illinois CAP member
Former national commander
Houston, TX
(Served from December 1961 to July 1964)
Milwaukee Senior Sp. Sq.
Kenneth A. Cook
Glendale, Wl
Naples Senior Sq.
Donald W. Coyer
Naples, FL
Maple Grove, MN Minnesota Wing
Leander O. Dahlke
Bardstown Comp. Sq.
Michael T. Etheredge Bardstown, KY
William L. Gruhler Jr. Haroursville, NY New York Wing
Henry F. Howe
North Central Region Hq. Sq.
Inver Grove, MN
Berg Keshian
Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton Senior Sq.
Peachtree-DeKalb Senior Sq.
Whitner K. Livingston Atlanta, GA
Kodiak Island Comp. Sq.
Kodiak, AK
Michael W. Merritt
Missouri Wing
Donald J. Norvell
Columbia, MO
Screaming Eagles Comp. Sq.
Odessa E. Vineyard
Duncan, AZ
Forest Park Comp. Sq.
Ernest C. Stuenkel Jr. Forest Park, IL

Lowell C. Allen
Paul C. Ashworth




Wanted: Chief Public/Media
Relations and Protocol. Will
author various articles for
youth, aviation, consumer and
military magazines about Civil
Air Patrol, its activities and
missions. Will direct efforts of
outside PR
firm and
coordinate interviews with
media. Establish an external
and internal media outreach
program. Coordinates with
Chief of Marketing fund raising
and grant programs. Develop
publicity releases to correspond
with the different wing and
national headquarters activities
occurring throughout the year.
Also, responsible for all military
and VIP protocol requirements
and coordination for national
meetings and activities.
individual must possess
outstanding written and oral
communications skills and be
proficient in desktop publishing
(Adobe PageMaker preferred)
and Microsoft Word. Final
candidates will be interviewed
at National Board Meeting in
Washington, D.C., in August
1995. All resumes must reach
CAP by July 30, 1995. Submit
requirements to:

Human Resources Manager
National Headquarters CAP
105 S. Hansell St., Bldg. 714
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6332
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