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Arizona Wing - Oct 2009

Arizona Wing - Oct 2009

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 “Progress through Leadership”  
Office of Public Affairs
1Lt Rob Davidson Maj J. Brandon MasangcayWing PAO Assistant Wing PAOWingTips Editor-in-Chief 
WingTips is
published monthly by the Arizona Wing · Civil Air Patrol, a private, charitable, benevolent corporation andAuxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of CAP or the U.S. Air Force.
WingTips welcomes
manuscripts and photographs; however, the Arizona Wing · Civil Air Patrol reserves the right to edit orcondense materials submitted and to publish articles as content warrants and space permits. Please send allcorrespondence to
Editor-in-Chief, Maj J. Brandon Masangcay, e-mail: wingtips@azwg.us
In This Issue
Commander’s Desk 
Chaplain’s Corner 
 AZWG Staff ChangesTCO Appointment 
Safety Tip
IG TipCommunication Note
Valley Verde Flt 205 Change of Command 
 Aerospace Ed. News
London BridgeComposite Sq. 501
Cadet News
Promotions and Awards
Upcoming Events
October 2009
Volume 7, Issue 10
Arizona Wing’s Newest SquadronDedicatedCasa Grande Composite Squadron
The Casa Grande Composite Squadron wasDedicated on 1 October 2009Ribbon Cutting (above: left to right)Casa Grande Airport Manager: Steven Hulland; Pinal County Sheriff PaulBabeu; Lt. Governor: Joseph Manuel, MBA, Gila River Indian Community; U.S.House Representative Ann Kirkpatrick's office: Tiffany King; and Casa GrandeMayor Robert "Bob" JacksonRight: Col John M. Eggen, AZWG Commander, presents new Squadron Com-mander, Lt Col Martha A. Farley with Charter Certificate from NHQ CAP
 Wing Commander’s Desk
Col John M. EggenArizona Wing
Volume 7, Issue 10Page 2
This past week has provided awful examples of why we all need to slow down whiledriving, give ourselves enough time to get to our destinations and talk to our kids abouttheir responsibilities as drivers.Last week two teenaged boys, brothers, died when they drove their car under theside of a school bus. It has been estimated that their vehicle was traveling between 70–90 miles per hour when it hit the bus. This tragedy occurred around 7:15 a.m. under per-fectly sunny, clear conditions; and was, by any standard, totally avoidable. Later duringthe week, another teenaged driver, this time a girl, totaled her car when she plowed intothe rear end of a school bus. Amazingly, neither she nor the driver of the bus was hurt.Today, a school district owned SUV being driven by a school district employee collidedwith a school bus in Peoria. At the time I heard the news, it was unknown whether thedriver of the SUV would survive.Several times already this school year when I have been in an intersection waitingto make a left hand turn while driving a school bus, the driver behind me has gotten impa-tient because I had not turned fast enough. That driver has pulled out on the left side of the bus and turned left through the intersection apparently with no regard for the fact thathe has endangered me, the students on the bus, the drivers in the cars in the oncomingtraffic and himself. Does the little bit of extra time he has to wait in order for me to safelyturn my bus really make that big of a difference in his life?If those two brothers had given themselves enough time to get to school and if thebus driver had been more aware, maybe those boys would be alive today. If the younglady who rear ended the school bus had been paying attention to her driving, maybe shewould still have a car to drive. If the two Peoria drivers had been focusing on their drivingand what was happening around them, maybe one of them wouldn’t be fighting for his lifetonight.So, if you’ve already talked to your kids, talk to them again. Make sure they see youmodel good driving habits. Drive like you have 80 kids sitting behind you and it is your jobto get them to school safely.
Page 3
Volume 7, Issue 10
Encourage your people
“These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority.” Titus 2:15 NIV 
a critical management skill, is the ability to motivate a group of people toward acommon goal. These items will help you develop your skills as a leader. Being a leader isvery different than being the boss. Especially for members new to CAP, a good leader mustalso be a good teacher. A good leader will teach his followers how to do what he wantsthem do so they will be able to accomplish tasks when encouraged to do so. Wally Bockteaches there are 5 Ps to being a good leader:Pay Attention to What’s Important Praise What You Want to Continue Punish What You Want to Stop Pay for the Results You Want Promote the People Who Deliver Those Results
Exemplary leadership:
It’s hard to lead others further than you’ve gone yourself, especiallywhen you’re more concerned about their reaction than keeping the team on course.Does that mean setting yourself up as “the be-all and end-all?” No, but as a leader it’s im-possible to please everybody. If you constantly need approval you’ll end up being controlledby those you’re supposed to lead. Paul recognized this, that’s why he told Timothy:“Teach…and encourage your people…correcting them when necessary. You have the au-thority to do this, so don’t let anyone…disregard what you say” (Titus 2:15 NLT).Insecure, inexperienced leaders agonize over decisions they suspect will cause unhappi-ness in the ranks. They feel responsible for other people’s emotional reaction. They fail torealize that when you’re doing what you should be doing and others don’t agree, that’s their problem, unless you allow it to become yours. A mature leader deals with disappointmentand keeps a good attitude; he faces the music even when he doesn’t like the tune. Think, asa parent when you warn your children about putting their hand on a hot stove, it’s not your responsibility to make them enjoy hearing it, right? Hopefully, as they mature they’ll under-stand. But the truth is, some people won’t like hearing “no” regardless of how old they get!However, we all need to hear it from time to time, otherwise we’ll never be happy with any-thing other than getting our own way. All of which means – getting nowhere, or getting intotrouble! God Bless!

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