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Kansas Wing - Jun 2009

Kansas Wing - Jun 2009

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...to the stars
Ad Astra
66 year Hiatus for 90 year old pilot
Maury Marler is 90-years-old is getting his wings as astudent pilot.No, I'm not kidding. And yes, he did pass his flightphysical. If you were to meet him, you would think he wasmuch younger. He has all his original knee and hip jointsand he is as sharp as a razor."I don't feel like I'm 91, either," said Marler.Marler was born in 1918 while World War I was still ragingin Europe. That was the war that saw the first real use of airplanes in combat.
Victims of Crisis City 
But by World War II, young Marler was in flight schoolafter signing up with the Utah National Guard's ROTCprogram to help pay for college. Military flight schooldidn't go so well. He washed out, but he did get a civilianprivate pilot's license in 1941, but it long since expired.The log book he started using back then has a 66-year gap until 2008 when he went to Galvin Flight Service atSeattle's Boeing Field to take up flying again.Marler says the flying bug took a long hiatus. "I didn'tthink it would, but it did," said Marler. He was inspired totake up flying again after moving into a retirementcommunity near Renton Airport.The reality was that Marler's life was all about flying, butnot just as a pilot. As an officer in the U.S. Air Force, hewas a navagator and logged more than 3,000 hourshelping pilots get to their destinations. After rising to therank of Lt. Colonel, he retired in 1967. Then he had asecond career working at Boeing.Marler says he will only fly if he can do it safely.“I'll fly maybe another year, maybe two. Maybe longer than that if my health holds up like it is right now,” saidMarler.
-from King 5 News—Seattle
As the sun rose over the rubble pile, so did the criesfor help shortly followed by swarms of rescue teamsfrom the surrounding counties and cities. The daygrew warmer and so did the stress of the rescueteams as they worked hard to free the trappedvictims as the heat rose. The scenario that wascreated on 22 June 2009 included a train withbio-hazardous materials crashing and knocking down abuilding.Civil Air Patrol cadets and seniors from around KansasWing joined to participate in a disaster exercise as victims.Participants arrived early and were placed in the “livingrubble pile” before the simulated crisis was initiated.Safety was on the forefront of everyone’s mind. In thehours that followed each victim was pulled from the pilesafely. After the pile was cleared of victims, some cadetsreturned to a trapped car to allow the rescue teams topractice with large equipment. Lunch was provided by theRed Cross which consisted of beef, potatoes, fruit cup,vegetables and a roll. Everyone had a wonderful time butwas exhausted.
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Kansas City Composite Squadron’s Honor Guard has been busy. They opened the Kansas City Wizards firstgame along with their “B2 Flyover”, posted colors at funerals for CAP family members, and recently theKansas City Royals on June 13
. They are scheduled for other events in the future and are in demand.Kansas City Composite serves the Greater Kansas City area, and the word is spreading about the team.
Cadets Left to Right, c/CMSgt Nicholas Woods,c/Col Daniel Metcalf, c/1
Lt Emily Wilson, and c/1
Lt Austin Ahlgren at Kaufman Stadium
Flight Training in Hays
Early June, Col Barney King and Lt Col EricShappee traveled to Hays to provide CAPflight operations familiarization training tomembers of the new unit. The first half of thetraining consisted of a review of CAPR 60-1, pilot notebooks, WMIRS and e-services.After a short break for lunch, a few of theattendees received a familiarization flightthat introduced form 5 requirements andoriented new members to the equipment inthe aircraft. Among the members whoattended the training were LtCol ErrolWuertz, Major Kaylynn Philip, and SM JedSimpson. Errol came to the training becausehe serves as a scanner and observer onaircrews. The information provided washelpful to aircrew members as well as pilots.The training ended around 6:00 pm with areview and discussion of the CAPF 108 andreimbursement policy. Soon the Hays Unitwill be receiving a CAP C-172.
Kansas Wing Quick Notes
 Exceptional Service Award 
Maj Jeffery D. Morris NCR KS 066Maj Phillip Aye NCR KS 077Col Tim Hansen NCR KS 066
 Meritorious Service Award 
Capt Randolph J. Colby Jr. NCR KS 125Capt Glenn A. Fortmayer NCR KS 801Maj Jerrol Bahner NCR KS 035Lt. Col. Jack Bender NCR KS 001Lt Col John Schmidt NCR KS 061
Commander’s Commendation
C/Capt Matthew M. Simmonds NCR KS 001C/Capt Sarah M. Wildman NCR KS 001C/Lt Col. Mitchell W. Edwards NCR KS 001SM Hollie L. Shappee NCR KS 0011Lt Denise N. Davis NCR KS 0771Lt Leighton L. Davis NCR KS 0771Lt William D. James NCR KS 0341Lt Kyle J. Velasquez NCR KS 0921Lt Lauri L. Emery NCR KS 0611Lt George Tom Page NCR KS 125Capt Mark W. Lahan NCR KS 066Capt Alan M. Simon NCR KS 034Capt Daniel L. Marvin NCR KS 123Capt Catherine E. Metcalf NCR KS 034Capt Robert L. Moore NCR KS 031Maj Jonathan A. Holder NCR KS 001Maj Theda J. Franz NCR KS 001Maj Brian J. Budden NCR KS 035Maj Ron D. Schlesener NCR KS 077Maj Kimberly S. Grissom NCR KS 077Lt Col Michael E. Madden NCR KS 035Lt Col Dennis Pearson NCR KS 061Col Bernard F. King NCR KS 001Col Burgess W. Rennels Jr. NCR KS 061
 Achievement Award 
C /Maj Erin Lahan NCR KS 0772Lt Venicia Doubrava NCR KS 0572Lt Joshua Jones NCR KS 0661Lt JD Spradling NCR KS 1231Lt Jordan Winemiller NCR KS 0771Lt Paul Bayless NCR KS 061Capt Danny Phillips NCR KS 092Capt. Lynn Haltom NCR KS 001Lt Col Elaine Hoch NCR KS 001Lt Col Ron Williams NCR KS 001Lt Col Stephen S. LaBash NCR KS 001Col Jerome Hanson NCR KS 001
Cadet NCO of the Year 
C/CMSgt Jon Davis NCR KS 077
Cadet Officer of the Year 
C/1Lt Sarah Wildman NCR KS 001
ager Awards
2Lt Venicia Doubrava NCR KS 0572Lt Ronald Hearns NCR KS 057Capt Kim Torkelson NCR KS 057
Cadet of the Year 
C /Maj Erin Lahan NCR KS 077
Family of the Year 
The Lahan Family
 Squadron of Merit 
Howard Williams Composite Squadron
 AE Officer of the Year 
Capt Glenn Fortmayer NCR KS 801
 Safety Officer of the Year 
Maj Jerrol Bahner NCR KS 035
Unit Safety Officer of the Year 
1Lt John T. Moore NCR KS 123
 Senior of the Year 
1Lt Tom Page NCR KS 125
 Squadron of the Year 
Flint Hills Composite Squadron
 Squadron Commander of the Year 
Col. Tim Hansen NCR KS 066
Cadet Programs Officer of the Year 
Capt Mark Lahan NCR KS 066
 Ed Hill Award—Ground 
Emerald City Composite Squadron
Col. Tim Hansen
VFW NCOs of the Year 
C/MSgt Makayla White NCR KS 061C/CMSgt Kalvin Piper NCR KS 057C/Lt Brandon W. Doubrava NCR KS 057
VFW Officers of the Year 
C/Capt Sara Wildma NCR KS 001C/Capt Matt Simmonds NCR KS 001C/Lt. Col. Mitch Edwards NCR KS 001
 Mitchell Award 
C/CMSgt Jon Davis
 Earhart Award 
C/1Lt Sarah WildmanBob Moore promoted to Major 
Gill Rob Wilson Award 
Maj Phillip Aye NCR KS 077Maj Jeffery Morris NCR KS 066Lt. Col Dennis Pearson NCR KS 061
 For more Congrats see page 10
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