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Colorado Wing - Jun 2012

Colorado Wing - Jun 2012

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Peaks a d Planes
Ofcial Magazine of the Colorado Wing, Civil Air Patrol
Summer 2012
In This Issue:
CyberPatriot Symposium
Fire Disaster Relief
UDF Training
Greeley Stampede
Washington Legislative Day
The Colorado WingEncampment kicked off with in-processing onSaturday, June 23, 202at the Air Force Academyin Colorado Springs.Everything went verywell, with no mishaps orincidents. However, atnoon, a fire was reportedin the Waldo Canyon areaof Ute Pass just West of Colorado Springs andNorth of Highway 24.As the day went into theevening the fire grew inintensity and continued to grow for the next couple of days.The encampment staff developed a plan in the event they hadto evacuate. Tuesday evening, June 26th, the winds increased,the fire expanded drastically, threatening the Air ForceAcademy. The order was given to evacuate and at 7:50 PMthe encampment personnel were moved to Peterson Air ForceBase. Once everyone was at Peterson AFB, the Air Forcestepped in and took control. Everyone was in-processed todetermine 00% accountability and arrangements were madefor parents to pick up their cadets. Those cadets not pickedup by parents on Tuesday evening were billeted in the BaseFitness Center where cots, blankets, and towels were provided,and the dining facility was made available on Wednesday formeals. When the Peterson AFB personnel went into action ourcadets and senior members received first class treatment. TheInstallation Commander and his staff were there to overseethe process and to give assistance. We saw firsthand how theAir Force takes care of its own. By 4:00 on Wednesday, June27th, all cadets had been picked up and the senior membersdeparted for home. Everyone attending received credit for theencampment. As in any big operation such as this, there arethose who are sitting on the periphery who think they couldhave done it better than the people directly involved. Let meassure you, at no time were our people in danger. There wasan evacuation plan and the encampment staff was in constantcontact with the officials at the Academy and when the order
Continued on page 19 . . .
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
: November , 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 Summer 2012 
Commander’s Comments
Col. Earl B. Sherwin, CAPCommander, Colorado Wing
On the Coer:
 Alpha, Bravo and Charlie flights from Squadron 1 pose in front of an F-16 during an Air Force Academy tour during this year’s encampment. Photo by Cadet Staff Sgt. Alyssa Letts.
Senator Michael Bennet (center)accepts a Colorado Wing hat during a briefingin Washington, DC. L-R Col. Gary Tobey, Col. Earl Sherwin, Senator Bennet, Cadet 2nd Lt. Noah Gibbs, and Lt. Col. David Novotny. Photoby Lt. Col. David Novotny
team member thoroughly enjoyed the experience. “Ihad a blast, the history of the area is fascinating,”said Cadet Staff Sgt. Sienna Watkins. The team hasbeen practicing and studying since last October.Fourteen members of the Thompson Valley CompositeSquadron Drill Team represented the Rocky MountainRegion in the drill team portion. The cadets havebeen working each week since January on knowledge,drill, and physical fitness. The cadets placed 2nd inthe Panel Quiz and 6th Overall. Cadet Captain JordanFisher received the Highest Test Score in the WrittenExam and Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Julia Baileyreceived the Esprit de Corps Award, voted on by allof the other teams at the competition.Congratulations to all the cadets for their accom-plishments. Colorado was well represented byeighteen young people who showed maturity andbehavior befitting a national level event.
Peaks and Planes Spring 2012 
Dayton, OH - The Rocky Mountain RegionCadet Competition was held April 27-28,202, at Gowen Field Air National GuardBase, Boise, Idaho. Four wings wererepresented - Colorado, Utah, Wyomingand Idaho. The Colorado Wing colorguard prevailed by winning the competi-tion and moved on to the National CadetCompetition in Dayton, Ohio, June 22-24,202. They were joined by the ThompsonValley Composite Squadron Drill Teamwho automatically advanced as there wereno drill teams.Thunder Mountain Composite SquadronColor Guard represented the Rocky MountainRegion in the color guard portion of thecompetition. They placed sixth overall. Each
Colorado Wing RepresentsRocky Mountain Region atNCC with Two Teams
 By Maj. Mike Tier, CAP and  Maj. Denise Thompson, CAP
Drill teamFront L-R: Team Commander Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Julia Bailey,Cadet Airman First Class Kiana Higgins, Cadet 2nd Lt. JensynReece, Cadet Senior Airman Moriah Higgins, Cadet Senior AirmanSydney Dunnahoo, Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Tate Dupon.Rear L-R: Cadet Capt. Callum Schneider, Cadet 2nd Lt. Jonah Moss,Cadet Staff Sgt. Riley Murray, Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Josh Cramer,Cadet Staff Sgt. Derek Lantis, CadetAirman First Class SpencerSangiorgio, Cadet Capt. Jordan Fisher, Cadet 2nd Lt. Calvin Yingling.Thunder Mountain Color GuardL-R: Cadet Staff Sgt. Sienna Watkins, Cadet Senior MasterSgt. Shamron Willison, Cadet Master Sgt. Leah Gates,Cadet Technical Sgt. Tony Cavaliere.

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