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Alaska Wing - Jun 2008

Alaska Wing - Jun 2008

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 Alaska Wing Tips
~ Summer 2008 ~
 An Approved Publicationof Alaska Civil Air Patrol
 Alaska Wng bngs home top honos! 
 See stoy page 3 . . .
 
 
ommane’s 
one 
 
HHHHH
Col. Cal Bown, J., CAP Commande - Alaska Wing
Carl L. Brow, Jr., Col., CAPAlaska CAP Wig Commader
Wing Tips
is an authorized publi-cation, published three times ayear in the interest of the mem-bers of the Alaska Wing of theCivil Air Patrol. It is published
by a private rm in no way con
-
nected with the Department of 
the Air Force or the Civil AirPatrol Corporation. The appear-ance of advertisements in thispublication, including supple-ments and inserts, does not con-stitute an endorsement by theCivil Air Patrol Corporation or
the Department of the Air Force
of the products and servicesadvertised.
Materials for publicationshould be mailed to:
Alaska WigCivil Air PatrolWig TipsP. O. Box 6014Elmedorf AFB, AK 99506Coloel Carl Brow, Jr.
Wing Commande 
Major Mike Dryde
 Public Affais and Edito 
Captai Jeff DeFreest
Southeast CS PAO
For iformatio oadvertisig rates ad space,please call
1-800-635-6036
 Alaska Wing Tips
Continued on page 25 . . .
Dear Member,Dring the recent prepara
-tion for the upcoming GradedExercise, in one month, severalthings became obvious.
First, there were the samefaithfl few as from previosannal exercises. There were somenew faces present, which is alwaysa good thing to see as new “blood”
adds a freshness of perspective thatcan be invaluable, but not enough
new faces. Within this grop, I
didn’t observe a single individual
that was particlarly fascinatedby the sond of their own voice.They were qick to listen andslow to speak which evidencedan additional rare qality. Theyweren’t taken with the “sond” of their own ideas. Dring the debrief 
on Saturday, they each spoke can-
didly of their own shortfalls anddiscssed ways to overcome them
in a sincere attitude. In listeningto their challenges something elsebecame evident, the lack of depth
in the mission team. Not only were
there critical staff positions empty,
bt there was generally only one
person to perform the duties that
wold normally take 2 – 3 people
to perform. This in turn leads usinto the next obvious point.
As there were a limited nmber
of participants, the smoothness
of exection of those dties was
also limited. That is, some of the
nesse was missing de to theworkload per team member. This
became evident as many units
were asked to standby to y, btnever ew, as jst one example.Jst as a compter with only one
processor can only perform tasks
in seqence, so only one staff 
member can only think of one
thing at a time. Dring times of 
high mission input and informa-
tion ow, priorities are set as towhat will be dealt with at any one

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