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Colorado Wing - Apr 2012

Colorado Wing - Apr 2012

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Peaks a d Planes
Ofcial Magazine of the Colorado Wing, Civil Air Patrol
Spring 2012
In This Issue:
Curry Salute
Foothills Rover
Colorado Wing’s Newest Squadron
The Wind Beneath Our “Wing”
Colorado Springs Cadets are CyberPatriot Finalists
Too often we take for grantedthe training our cadetsreceive from the leaders andmentors in the squadrons. InDecember, I was invited toattend a Dining Out at oneof our squadrons and I askedmy wife to accompany me.We arrived at the appointedplace a little early so webegan to mingle with thecadets and senior members,that’s better known as “grip-pin and grinnin”. It wasn’tlong until I was whiskedoff to take my place in thereceiving line leaving her in the capable hands of the WingChaplain. The festivities commenced with the grog bowelbeing filled with all the yummy stuff that goes into it, minusthe alcohol of course, the meal was served, the guest speakersdid their thing, a raffle was held, and all too soon it was over.We retrieved our coats and headed out into the dark, coldnight and started for home. We weren’t in the car two minutesuntil my wife began to comment on how impressed she waswith the cadets; they were so polite, so well dressed, so wellbehaved, and acted very mature. I was quick to inform herthat the cadets I have come in contact in this wing are all likethat. She mentioned her pleasant experience to me a numberof times over the following days and weeks; needless to sayshe is impressed. Before assuming the duties as your wingcommander I didn’t have an opportunity to visit the squadronsto present awards and to take part in the promotions of ourcadets however, in the past several months I have. The cadetsof today are the leaders of the future and I am proud to saythey are getting the leadership and guidance that will helpthem to be the best at what they choose to become.Our cadets are taught the CAP Core Values ~
Volunteer Service
, and
. They can tellyou what they are and what they mean. The values serve as theethical framework for CAP’s service to America. “The mean-ing and power of the values CAP has chosen: INTEGRITY,
Continued on page 13 . . .
Civil Air Patrol is the civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
Peaks and Planes
is the official publication of theColorado Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.It is published three times a year by theColorado Wing Public Affairs Staff.
Peaks and Planes
is published by a privatefirm which is not associated with theDepartment of the Air Force or the CivilAir Patrol Corporation. The appearance of advertisements for products and services,as well as supplements and inserts foundin this magazine, does not constituteendorsement by the United States AirForce or the Civil Air Patrol Corporation.
Colorado Wing Commander
Col. Earl Sherwin, CAP
Colorado Wing Public Affairs Officer/ Editor
Lt. Col. Mike Daniels, CAP
Colorado Wing Asst. Public AffairsOfficer/Editor
Maj. Denise Thompson, CAP
Article submissions are always welcome.Please send them in Microsoft Word formatto COWG Asst. PAO/Editor Maj. DeniseThompson at denise.thompson@q.com. Attachphotos (in jpeg format) to your email and makecertain to include full caption information foreach one.
Article Submissions
 Next Issue Submission Deadline
: June 30, 202
HeadquartersColorado Wing, Civil Air Patrol79 E. Hamilton Ave.Peterson AFB, CO 8094-303Phone: 79-556-8280Fax: 79-556-686
Peaks and Planes Spring 2012 
Commander’s Comments
Col. Earl B. Sherwin, CAPCommander, Colorado Wing
On the Cover:
Formation photo came off U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds web site.
Colorado Cadet SquadronCyberPatriot team: (L-R) Cadet 1st Lt.Thomas Jessop, Cadet Senior AirmanChristopher Ottesen, Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Kyal Lanum, Cadet Stephen Parish, SM  John Parish, Cadet 2nd Lt. Carlin Idle, Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Chris Vasquez, Capt. Bill Blatchley. Photo credit: Jim Lanum.
Peaks and Planes Spring 2012 
The CyberPatriot team from theColorado Springs Cadet Squadronis headed to the Washington, D.C.area March 22 – March 24, 202,as a finalist in the national cham-pionship round of CyberPatriotIV—The National High SchoolCyber Defense Competition.CyberPatriot is a uniquecompetition geared towardteenagers that replicates real lifecyber security situations facedby computer administrators.Created in 2008 by the AirForce Association, CyberPatriotprovides students hands-onlearning about cyber securitywhile exciting, educating,and motivating them to be thenation’s next cyber defenders.Led by Capt. Bill Blatchley,this team is one of 2 finalists
Colorado Springs CadetSquadron Prepares for CyberPatriot National Finals
for the competition’s All Service Division. Thisyear’s two-track competition had public, privateand home schools registered in the Open Division,while Junior ROTC units and Civil Air Patrolsquadrons filled the All Service Division. In all,more than ,000 teams registered to participate,representing all 50 states, U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Europe and thePacific, and Canada.“Each year this competition draws in verydetermined students who demonstrate greatenergy, motivation and excitement in theirinvolvement with CyberPatriot,” said BernieSkoch, CyberPatriot Commissioner. “We haveto congratulate all the students for their hard
(L-R) Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Chris Vasquez and CadetSenior Airman Christopher Ottesen consult the Windowschecklist during CyberPatriot Round 3. Photo by Capt. BillBlatchley(L-R) Cadet 1st Lt. Thomas Jessop, Cadet Senior Airman Christopher Ottesen,Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Kyal Lanum, Cadet Stephen Parish, SM John Parish,Cadet 2nd Lt. Carlin Idle, Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Chris Vasquez, Capt. BillBlatchley. Photo by Jim Lanum
Continued on page 11 . . .
 Reprinted from AFA, Edited by Capt. Bill Blatchly, CAP

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