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Civil Air Patrol News - Jan 2005

Civil Air Patrol News - Jan 2005

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Periodical Publication 
CAP Members
: Newspapers that cannot be delivered due to an insufficient or wrong address aresent back to CAP National Headquarters at a cost of 70 cents each. Please keep your addresscurrent via one of the following methods: E-mail to dpp@capnhq.gov; fax to 334-953-4262; U.S.mail to CAP National Headquarters, Attn: Membership, 105 S. Hansell St., Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6332; or call toll-free 877- 227-9142. Please include your complete address, including nine-digit ZipCode.
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National Perspective ............................ 8Fit To Serve ......................................... 9Focus on Service ................................. 10AIR
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......................................... 20-28Final Salute ............................................ 28Classifieds ............................................. 28CAP
FL members help rescue Catamaran ..... 2Spaatz Association elects officers ........ 3$20.3 million CA counterdrug mission ... 4NEWS
Maine Wing supports Queen Mary II ...... 4‘Distressed’ TV generates publicity ....... 5MD Wing flies first AFROTC O-flight ....... 7252 units win ’04 AEX Award ................ 11
Melanie LeMay
Public Relations Specialist CAP National Headquarters
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS —Michael L. Dominguez, assistant sec-retary of the Air Force for Manpowerand Reserve Affairs, has been electedby the Civil Air Patrol Board of Gov-ernors to serve as chair, effective Feb.27, 2005.Mr. Dominguez will be leadingCAP’s 11-member board, which is theprimary governing body for CAP — the60,000-member civilian auxiliary of theU.S. Air Force.Mr. Dominguez was elected dur-ing the board’s regular meeting Dec. 1in Arlington, Va. He will succeed Col.Robert C. Bess, whose term as chairis expiring.The Board of Governors is madeup of four active CAP members, fourrepresentatives of the U.S. Air Force,and three representatives of industryor educational institutions. The boardchair is elected from one of these threegroups on a revolving basis.In his position at the Pentagon inWashington, D.C., Mr. Dominguezheads a four-division department deal-ing with Air Force manpower and Re-serve affairs policy. He is responsiblefor force management and personnel,equal opportunity and diversity, Re-serve affairs and Air Force reviewboards.“I am honored to have been se-lected to chair the Civil Air Patrol’sBoard of Governors,” Mr. Dominguezsaid. “CAP has proven itself to be aviable partner through its steadfastcommitment to homeland security andits education programs focused on ournation’s youth. I look forward to beingassociated with the legionof volunteers who make upCAP — together we con-tinue to build upon its dis-tinctive history.Mr. Dominguez grewup as an Air Force depen-dant and lived on basesaround the world. Hegraduated from the U.S.Military Academy at WestPoint, N.Y., and was com-missioned a second lieu-tenant in the U.S. Army.He served with the 1st Battalion,509th Infantry (Airborne) and South-ern European Task Force.After leaving the Army in 1980,Mr. Dominguez attended StanfordUniversity’s Graduate School of Busi-ness, and in 1963, joined the Office of the Secretary of the Defense as an ana-lyst for Program Analysis and Evalu-ation.Mr. Dominguez went on to man-agement positions with this office,overseeing production of the long-range planning forecast for the Depart-ment of Defense and its $12 billion inannual information technology invest-ments. He also worked with the Of-fice of the Naval Operations Staff onpublic policy and program issues.In addition to his degrees fromWest Point and Stanford, Mr.Dominguez completed the Program forSenior Officials in National Securityat Harvard University. Among severalmilitary and civilian com-mendations, Mr.Dominguez has won thePresidential MeritoriousExecutive Rank Award.“Mr. Dominguez willserve CAP well,” said re-tired Air Force Lt. Gen.Nicholas B. Kehoe, whonominated Mr. Dominguezfor the chairmanship. “Heunderstands CAP and therole of the board as well asanyone I know. Ever sincehe joined the board, he has made sig-nificant contributions to CAP. We willbenefit greatly from his leadership.”Other changes are on the horizonfor the board. CAP’s current nationalcommander, Maj. Gen. Dwight H.Wheless, was elected by the board asits incoming vice-chair. Maj. Gen. Ri-chard L. Bowling, former CAP nationalcommander, was elected to serve onthe board as a member-at-large.In addition, the Air Force will ap-point a new board member in comingweeks, replacing Lt. Gen. Ronald E.Keys, who has been reassigned as com-mander of Air Combat Command atLangley Air Force Base, Va.
BoG elects Dominguez to serve as chair
CAP national commander to serve as vice-chair
Michael L. Dominguez
CAP, FAA join forceson aerospace edinitiatives
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MerryChristmas& HappyNew Year!To all CAPmembers,their families, andfriends of CAParound the world — from your staff atCAP NationalHeadquartersCAP, 1st Air Forcesign memorandumof understanding
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BoG meets inArlington Dec. 1,elects officers,tackles business
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2005 C
Hot news about CAP volunteers and events
Civil Air Patrol National Commander
Maj. Gen. Dwight H. Wheless
Executive Director
Al Allenback
CAP-U.S. Air Force Commander & Senior Air Force Adviser
Air Force Col. George C. Vogt
Civil Air Patrol News 
(USPS 114-780)
is published bimonthly by theCivil Air Patrol, 105 South Hansell St., Bldg. 714, Maxwell AFB, AL36112-6332. Periodicals postage paid at Montgomery, Ala. Postmas-ter: Send address changes to Civil Air Patrol — Membership Services,105 South Hansell St., Bldg. 714, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6332. Thisnewspaper is the official publication of the Civil Air Patrol, a private,benevolent corporation and auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force. Opinionsexpressed herein do not necessarily represent those of CAP or the U.S.Air Force.
Changes of address:
Changes of address for members should be e-mailed to dpp@cap.gov or faxed to 334-953-4262.
For advertising rates, call 334- 953-5700 or send an e-mail to capnews@cap.gov. CAP does not endorse or warranty anyproducts or services advertised in this publication.
Submission guidelines:
Send newspaper submissions via e-mail tocapnews@cap.gov. Detailed submission guidelines can be found at http:/  /level2.cap.gov/visitors/news_events/civil_air_patrol_news/ submission_guidelines.cfm. Send only one e-mail per release and use adetailed subject line that includes wing and unit name, and brief descrip-tion of story. If e-mail is not possible, send via the U.S. Postal Service on3½" disk to: Editor-in-chief, Civil Air Patrol News, 105 South Hansell St.,Building 714, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6332. Files in Word or plain text arepreferred. Submissions should be sent no later than 45 days after the newsevent. Faxed submissions are no longer accepted.
Photos should be sent electronically or by mail using the aboveaddress. If sent electronically, send to e-mail address above asattachments. Preferred formats are TIF and JPG. Be sure to includephoto credits and cutline information, and an electronic copy of thestory they are associated with. If from a digital camera, a resolution of1280x960 is preferred; if scanned, 203dpi resolution preferred. Ifmailed, be sure to send them with cutline and photo credit information,and a copy of the story they are associated with.
Submission deadline:
Submission deadline is no more than 30 daysafter an event has taken place.
Annual subscription rate is $5. To subscribe, send acheck or money order to: Editor, Civil Air Patrol News, 105 SouthHansell St., Building 714, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6332. Call 334-953-5700 for more information.
Deputy Director of Strategic Communications
James F. Tynan
Assistant Editor
Donna Sparks
FLORIDA – Two seniormembers with Florida Wing’sMarco Senior Squadron helpedrescue a 47-foot Catamaran offthe coast of North Carolina inNovember.While sailing from Annapo-lis, Md., to Marco Island, Fla.,sailboat owner 1st Lt. KennethBardon, Lt. Col. Lee Hendersonand two other passengerspicked up a Mayday radiodistress call from the Catamaranand responded by sailing to theboat and providing a communi-cations link to the U.S. CoastGuard.Colonel Henderson was onwatch 20 miles off the coast, justsouth of Cape Hatteras, N.C.,when he heard a distress callcome in from the Catamaran.According to the call, the boathad lost its mast in 40 mph windgusts and 12-foot seas. TheCoast Guard also heard the call,but the Catamaran crew couldnot receive their responsebecause the boat’s antenna wasattached to the downed mast.Lieutenant Bardon plotted
Melanie LeMay
Public Relations Specialist CAP National Headquarters 
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS Civil Air Patrol and the Federal AviationAdministration have signed a newagreement to collaborate on aerospaceeducation.Officials of the two groups signed amemorandum of understanding Oct. 12 atFAA headquarters in Washington, D.C.Both CAP and FAA have nationalsupport programs for aerospace educa-tion teachers. As part of the new agree-ment, CAP will support FAA workshopsand make its aerospace instructionalmaterials available to teachers in the FAAAviation Education Outreach Program.The groups will also collaborate ondistributing information to educators intheir respective newsletters and on theirWeb sites.Signing the agreement were CAPNational Commander Maj. Gen. Dwight H.Wheless and FAA Administrator MarionC. Blakey. Also present were Judy Rice,CAP National Headquarters deputydirector of aerospace education, SheilaBauer, FAA National Aviation EducationProgram manager, Amy Corbett, FAANew England Region administrator, andDr. Mervin K. Strickler, a pioneeringeducator considered the nation’s “father”of aerospace education.Strickler has the distinction of beingthe only educator who has ever devel-oped aerospace education programs forboth CAP and FAA. He planned anddirected the modernization of CAP’s post-World War II aerospace educationprogram from 1951 to 1960. Strickler didsimilar work for the newly formed FAAfrom 1960 to 1979.Strickler praised FAA for its leadershipin getting many important aviation organiza-tions to share resources and teachingmaterials for students and teachers.“Throughout my teaching, consulting,aviation work and public service, I’vefound that one can do much more bydeveloping partnerships to achievemutual objectives,” Mr. Strickler said.“This agreement will be a positiveinfluence on thousands of educators and,ultimately, millions of young people. Theultimate winners will be a better informedand better trained generation of citizensand aerospace leaders for the 21stcentury.”As part of the agreement, CAP willpromote FAA’s education programsduring the 2006 National Conference onAviation and Space Education, an annualevent which CAP has hosted for decades.The 2006 conference, scheduled for Oct.6-8 in Washington, D.C., will showcase avariety of aviation and space leaders andallow them to share information withteachers from throughout the nation.“CAP and FAA have worked togetherfor years,” said Wheless, “not only in theaerospace education arena, but throughour respective ties to emergency servicesand general aviation. Organizations likeours that support aviation and spaceeducation have a responsibility to joinforces. It’s only through public awarenessand education that we’ll develop ournation’s future leaders in aviation andspace technology.”“The top pilots of tomorrow areearning their wings right now in CAP,”Ms. Blakey said. “Joining forces with CAPis going to pay dividends for the FAA andfor aviation. CAP gives the youth ofAmerica a big horizon to reach for.”The FAA establishes partnershipswith government agencies, aviationadvocates, industries, learning institu-tions, and other organizations topromote skills and knowledge critical toaccomplishing its mission of ensuringthe safety of all who fly. A major focusin support of the agency’s goals is theFAA’s Aviation and Space EducationProgram, which sponsors AviationCareer Education Camps where youthare exposed to math, science andtechnology through aviation education,as well as in-depth exploration ofaviation career opportunities that mightotherwise be unattainable.The FAA-CAP agreement focuses onstudent outreach programs that lead to abetter trained and better prepared futureaerospace work force, as well as jointinitiatives that expose youth to aviationand aerospace careers through partner-ship opportunities.For more information on CAP, go towww.cap.gov. For information on FAA, goto www.faa.gov. For a copy of the officialmemorandum of understanding betweenCAP and FAA, go to www.cap.gov/aeunder “Latest News.”
CAP, FAA sign agreement, join forces in aerospace education
the Catamaran’s position andthen got underway to link up withthe sailboat, which was onlythree miles from their location.They reached the boat in 30minutes and provided communi-cations support until helparrived.The Coast Guard immedi-ately launched a rescue boat outof Morehead City, N.C., whichreached the Catamaran in aboutfour hours. Lieutenant Bardonand his passengers thencontinued on their journey south.According to LieutenantBardon, the group learned twodays later, while sailing offFlorida’s east coast, the CoastGuard towed the Catamaran andits passengers safely intoMorehead City for repairs.
Lt. Col. Lee Henderson & 1st Lt. Kenneth Bardon 
CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Dwight H. Wheless [ Read his column on Page 8] 
Leadership development and self-improvement are integral to sustaining the health of our organization and being a viable, productive contributor to ournation’s security. From the squadron to national level, we are asked to know more, lead more and be more responsive to our customers — the American public.
A Quote in Time 
Left, retired Coast Guard Rear Adm. David Nicholson, with the Departmentof Homeland Security and a member of the Civil Air Patrol Board ofGovernors, and retired Coast Guard Capt. Eric Fagerholm, also with theDepartment of Homeland Security, peer into the cockpit of one of CAP’snewest aircraft, the Gippsland GA-8 Airvan during a visit to CAP NationalHeadquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., Oct. 27. The two men came toheadquarters for a daylong visit to receive briefings on CAP’s homelandsecurity capabilities and get a firsthand look at CAP’s National OperationsCenter. In addition, they also met with Michael L. Dominguez, assistantsecretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, who was alsoat NHQ for meetings with CAP’s auditors from Wilson Price in Montgomery,Ala.
CALIFORNIA — A northernCalifornia Wing counterdrugaircrew performed an overflightof Monterey County whichresulted in the eradication ofmarijuana with an estimatedstreet value of $20.3 million.Law enforcement surveil-lance after the CAP flightindicated a marijuana gardenarea in the hills above theSalinas River. It appeared to betended by several people whowere believed to be armed.A joint operation by 40officers from the MontereyCounty Sheriff’s Office, Califor-nia Department of Corrections’Salinas Valley Prison’s Correc-tions Emergency ResponseTeam and a U.S. Department ofJustice’s Campaign AgainstMarijuana Production teamraided the site. Shooting wasinvolved during the raid by atleast one of the suspects who allfled into the hills.At least 10 camps werediscovered, and 5,911 marijuanaplants weighing 2,700 poundswere eradicated and threehandguns seized.Monterey County DeputySheriff Garrett Sanders com-mended the northern CaliforniaWing counterdrug staff and itstasked aircrew. “The seizurewas made possible by theoverflight provided by theCalifornia Wing and their pilots,”he said.
Maj. Alice Mansell 
ARIZONA — An ArizonaWing member has been ap-pointed by the governor ofArizona to serve on theGovernor’s Advisory Council onAviation.Maj. Barbara Harper ofTucson, Ariz., was appointed byGovernor Janet Napolitano toserve a four-year term on the
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advisory council starting Oct. 1.Major Harper, a retiredairline pilot and Federal AviationAdministration safety counselor,serves as the Arizona Wing’sassistant standard evaluationofficer. She is also an ArizonaPilots Association boardmember, an Operations Councilmember of the Tucson AirportAuthority, is the Ryan Airfieldrepresentative for the AircraftOwners and Pilots Association’sAirport Support Network, and aNational Aeronautic Associationmember.
Lt. Col. Patricia H. Brower 
ALABAMA — The SpaatzAssociation recently elected anew slate of national officersand members of its board ofdirectors.Stephen W. Austen waselected as TSA's nationalpresident and Richard L. Griffithas its national secretary.Newly elected directorsinclude Edward F. "Ned" Leeand Ted F. Bowlds, with return-ing directors Lawrence L. Trick,Marla K. Patterson and MichaelA.G. Murphy. These join the fourother sitting directors — AustynW. Granville, Noelle A. Sublett,M. Lee Chase and Robert J.Mattes — to form TSA’s leader-ship team."TSA is entering its 10thyear just as I am marking my40th anniversary with CAP," saidMr. Austen. "Today, I am just asexcited by our prospects forcontinued growth as I amhumbled to be in the company ofsuch a talented group ofleaders. Our task is clear — tocontinue to reinvest our bless-ings in the youth of today. Theyare our leaders of tomorrow."Outgoing members of TSA'sleadership team include formerCivil Air Patrol National Com-mander and now immediate pastpresident Brig. Gen. Richard L.Anderson and directors Curt E.LaFond, David N. Simmons andMatthew M. Johnson.TSA is a nonprofit organiza-tion of past and present CAPcadets who earned theorganization's highest award —the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award.TSA was founded to provide ameans to focus the experienceand abilities of Spaatz awardrecipients for the benefit oftoday's cadets.WISCONSIN — Nineteen-year-old Cadet Maj. MikaelAsfoor of the La Crosse Com-posite Squadron received hisCertified Flight Instructorcredentials recently.Cadet Asfoor, a collegesophomore majoring in flightoperations, said that “joiningCAP was the smartest decision Iever made in my academiccareer. Aviation made studyingenjoyable for me. When I firstbegan my aviation training,studying was not what I knewhow to do. I have since learnedthe value and importance of it.”Cadet Asfoor was fasci-nated with the CAP programright from the beginning. Heenjoyed the structure andopportunities to advance ingrade and rank, and lookedforward to a career in themilitary. Unfortunately, that wasnot to be the case, but itcertainly did not stop him fromsoaring with eagles.After soloing on his 16thbirthday following 13 hours ofinstruction, he felt that was “anaccomplish-ment welldone. Youachievedsomethingyou thoughtyou could notdo, but youdid. CAP letsyou do that.”Thecadet’saviation future was formed at anearly age. He was taken forrides in his stepfather’s airplane,and then, at the age of 12, whenhis mom spotted an ad in thelocal newspaper touting thepositive attributes of CAP, hisfate was sealed.Learning the ropes of CAPwas eased by his involvement inthe Cub Scouts and Boy Scoutsof America. His awards includethe coveted Eagle Scout awardin the Boy Scout program, andthe Gen. Billy Mitchell andAmelia Earhart awards in CAP.Cadet Asfoor’s future plansinclude a corporate flyingcareer.
1st Lt. Jim Hobelsberger 
ALABAMA — An AlabamaWing senior member has beenselected to attend the U.S. NavyTest Pilot School in February2005 as a systems engineer.1st Lt. Robert S. Klase ofEnterprise, Ala., is one of only32 students worldwide chosen toattend the 10-month school inPatuxent, Md.The school, which hosts allbranches of the U.S. military aswell as foreign military services,trains pilotsand engi-neers onflight-testtechniques inaircraftperformance,stability andcontrol. Uponcompletion,graduateswill have flown in more than 15different types of aircraft rangingfrom jet airplanes and helicop-ters to transport airliners andgliders.Lieutenant Klase – asquadron pilot — joined theDothan Squadron in August2004. He is currently working onhis aerospace educationspecialty track.Lieutenant Klase is a projectengineer with the U.S. ArmyAviation Technical Test Centerat Fort Rucker, Ala. He isresponsible for the design,development, test and certifica-tion of U.S. Army aircraft andtheir systems.
Cadet Maj.Mikael Asfoor1st Lt. Robert S.Klase

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