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Mississippi Wing - Jul 2008

Mississippi Wing - Jul 2008

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Dennis Steinbock Returns to Mississippi to Say Thanks 
Mississippi Wing, Civil Air Patrol
July - August 2008Volume 1, Issue 5
Wing Press
(Jackson, MS) – Dennis Steinbock’s flight lightly touched down at Jackson International Airport on Friday,July 18, 2008 in contrast to his last landing in the State of Mississippi. In June of 2007, Dennis Steinbock, on across-country flight in a home-built Zodiac 601 XL, crashed into a dense forest near Oxford, Miss. He wastrapped in the aircraft for more than 50 hours in the summer heat of North Mississippi before being rescued bymembers of the Mississippi Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and local sheriff’s department members.He returned to Mississippi on July 19, 2008 to say thanks to his rescuers at the Mississippi Wing Headquartersin Jackson. On hand for the event were the aircrew members that located his emergency locator signal and themembers on the ground that were directed to his crash site, which was located in a clump of trees about 15miles south of Oxford. It was an emotional reunion for Steinbock and for the crew members that last saw himon a stretcher being loaded onto a sheriff’s department helicopter for the airlift to Memphis Medical Center.Steinbock, now a member of Civil Air Patrol, spent the day discussing the specifics of the rescue efforts andinterviewing the individuals that were responsible for his rescue. In an interview with WLBT-TV 3 of Jackson,Miss, Steinbock credited the members of CAP with saving his life. He also got a first hand look at how a typi-cal search and rescue mission is planned and executed by CAP, during a practice exercise at Hawkins Field.Since his rescue last year, Steinbock has been solicited by a major New York Publishing House to author a book about his ordeal and his life afterwards. The working title of the book is “Miracle in Mississippi.” Hisdiscussions with CAP crew members serve as research for the final touches on his book that is scheduled to be published later this year. There has also been some discussion about a movie project to follow.
Dennis Steinbock discusses the details of hisrescue with Richard and Andrew Albee duringrecent visit to MSWG HeadquartersDennis Steinbock discusses his crash and subse-quent rescue with WLBT-TV 3 reporter CherylLasseter 
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Dennis Steinbock Visit Photo Gallery
2008 Public Affairs and Crisis Communications Plans Drafted 
Excerpt from the August 2008 Safety Sentinel
As required by CAPR 190-1, the 2008 Mississippi Wing Public Affairs Plan and Crisis Communication Plan have beendrafted and approved. They have also been posted on the National HQ Public Affairs site for reference by other Wingsand Regions. There was a concerted push for all Wings and Regions to have their plans in place by the end of July.The Public Affairs Plan addresses strategic and tactical planning for the Public Affairs Mission in non-crisis situations.The Crisis Communication Plan describes how we will communicate with members of the media, other emergency ser-vices organizations, law enforcement officials and State and Local Officials, during times of crisis.These plans will prove valuable during missions of all types where timely and accurate communication is critical to mis-sion success. They will be available to incident commanders in paper and electronic formats and will provide key contactinformation for media and other organizations that have an interest in the success of each mission. See the PAO if youhave any questions about these plans or if you have suggestions for improvement of these plans.
MSWG Policy Letter #PL080815.1CAPR 62-1August 15th 2008MONTHLY SAFETY BRIEFING POLICYNote: This policy is revised in its entirety.
Pursuant to CAPR 62-1, members of the Mississippi Wing will comply with the following policy in the implementation of CAPR 62-1, paragraph 3d (dated 4 June 2008).
Monthly Safety Briefings. Ref CAPR 62-1, para 3d.]
1. Squadron safety officers will conduct a monthly safety briefing, and document each such briefing on forms listed in pages 34 and 35 of the Safety Management Book (available through the MSWG Website). A roster of members attendingeach briefing will be maintained in the safety officer’s file.2. A copy or brief report of the monthly safety briefing will be forwarded to the wing safety officer no later than the 10th of the following month. If unable to forward the monthly report by the required time and/or if no meeting was held, the squad-ron safety officer will advise the wing safety officer accordingly.3. Squadron safety officers will establish procedures to insure that before a member participates in a CAP activity, suchmember attends the monthly safety briefing, or if not present, reviews the briefing material and signs a roster (or email) tothat effect. Safety officers can use email messages, or safety reading files to accomplish this requirement. Members whohave failed to attend the monthly safety briefing, or have not reviewed the safety material will not be permitted to partici- pate in any CAP activity until they have reviewed such material.
Note: Each member must attend at least one face-to-face meeting per calendar quarter.Noncompliance
The wing safety officer will closely monitor the program for compliance with this policy and with CAPR 62-1, and willadvise the wing commander of any squadron’s failure to comply. The wing commander will direct such corrective action asin his discretion may be necessary or appropriate in the circumstances. Such action may include, but shall not be limited to,suspension of squadron personnel from participation in CAP flight or other activities and relocation of assigned aircraft.
This policy rescinds all previous supplements or policies on the subject.

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