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Minnesota Wing - Mar 2001

Minnesota Wing - Mar 2001

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WINGTIPS
O
FFICIAL
N
EWSLETTER
 
OF
M
INNESOTA
W
ING
C
IVIL
A
IR
P
ATROL
M
ARCH
2001
 
W
ING
L
OGISTICS
W
EBSITE
 
Maj. Todd Mandel, director of Wing Logistics, recentlyannounced the “arrival” of the newest addition to theMNWG Website. Logistics now has it’s own site,where you can find:
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Driver's License listings - check members' CAPlicenses
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FAQ - questions and answers about logistics
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Vehicle locator - what units have what kinds of ve-hicles
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Wing Supply - information about Wing Supply anda consolidated inventory
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Deadlines - Important deadlines for all unit LG's toknow!
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Updates - important news on the Logistics front.Logistics hopes this site will be useful for you as youmanage your unit logistics programs. Watch for moreadditions and features in the next few months at:http://www.mnwg.cap.gov/lg
 
2nd. Lt. Jeffrey Sliwinski, USAF, completed Air Force pilottraining and received his wings on Feb. 16th. Lt. Sliwinskiearned his Earhart as a cadet member of Valley and VikingSquadrons. His Fiancée', Jessica Jesmok pinned on his wings.Lt. Sliwinski's first assignment is the KC135 at McConnell AFB,KS.While attending the Winter National Board meeting in Wash-ington DC, Col. Kevin Sliwinski and Col. Dale Hoium had anopportunity to meet with all of the Minnesota congressionalrepresentatives. Here they posed for a picture with Rep. BillLuther.
W
ING
C
ONFERENCE
 
Invitations to this year's conference were mailed to everymember in late February. If you did not receive one youcan download forms and info from the conference web-site:
http://www.mnwg.cap.gov/xp/wgconf2001/index.htm
 Brigadier General James Bobick, CAP National Com-mander will be attending this year’s Conference. TheGeneral will be the keynote speaker at the General As-sembly and participate with us at the various events ofthe conference. This is the first time that the NationalCommander will attend a Minnesota Wing Conference.Over 160 members have already registered for the con-ference. Planners hope that the central location and rea-sonable lodging cost will result in a good turnout.If you have any questions you can e-mail Col. DennisRock
: dennisrock@qwest.net
 
 
P
AGE
2 W
INGTIPS
M
ARCH
2001C
OMMANDER
S
C
ORNER
 
- Col. Dale Hoium 
As we begin this season of ac-tivity in the air and on theground, let's take a moment toconsider safety. As we planand execute our missions, makesure all safety measures are inplace. Look ahead and reducethe possibility of mishaps byproper planning and training.The change of command in Group One has takenplace. Thank you Lt. Col. Larry Hynding for all thetime and energy you put into your tour of duty. Wel-come Major Randy Lipscy as the new Group OneCommander. I am sure all our members in GroupOne will give you the support necessary to keepGroup One going and growing.It is my intention to visit as many units as time willallow this year. Thus far the weather has not coop-erated. The Wesota Commander and I have set upthree different times and have been weathered outon each of them. At the flying units we will spend alittle time and complete the 60-2 inspection.The main reason for a 60-2 inspection is not just be-cause National mandates it. It is done to ensure ourflying members and their families are protected. Weall know that the legal and insurance communitiesrun on paper. With that in mind, we want to spendthe time to help our members. Please take a littletime and review your pilot file, making sure it is up todate, with all the signatures in place.There have been a number of requests to have an-other no-notice Wing wide call out. The reason forthe first was to evaluate our ability to respond. Well,I can't tell you if there will be one or not this year,however I am monitoring my radio a whole lot more.
N
EWS
 
FROM
A
ROUND
 
THE
W
ING
. . .Crow Wing:
Eleven members of the Crow WingComposite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol assisted theBrainerd Jaycees during their annual Ice FishingContest on January 20, 2001. This event drew over13,000 people to Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Laketo participate for prizes totaling over $100,000. CAPmembers were assigned to secure the fishing areato insure no illegal activities occurred during the ac-tivity. The temperature read a chilly -10 F when theCAP members walked onto the ice at 8:00 a.m.;however, the day turned sunny and warm by the endof the contest at 4:00 p.m.
Viking:
On February 17, 2001, Benjamin J.U. Ban-wart, C/2nd Lt. with Viking Squadron, became the2000 Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)/ BoyScout of America (BSA) Eagle Scout Scholarshipand Awards Program winner for Viking Council.
Crow Wing:
The squadron has temporarily alteredmeeting times due to a major Squadron building pro- ject currently underway. Cadets are meeting in oneend of the building and the Seniors are meeting inthe other end. The rest of the building has been gut-ted, insulated, wired, sheetrocked and is currentlybeing taped and sanded. It is hoped that the remod-eling will be completed within the next month andthat joint meetings will resume soon.
Flight Encampment:
Cadet 1st Lt Aaron Sciclunahas been selected as the Cadet Commander of the2001 Minnesota Flight Academy. Aaron attendedlast year's Solo Encampment and is the Deputy Ca-det Commander of the Valley Squadron.
St. Croix
: Lt. Col. Barney Uhlig visited St. CroixComposite Squadron to present Certificates of Ap-preciation to St. Croix Composite Squadron mem-bers for participation at the Military Expo. Uhligmade the presentation on behalf of the Departmentof the USAF Reserve Command 934
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Airlift WingInternational Airport Air Reserve Station. The Certifi-cate of Appreciation for outstanding performance ofduty in support of the 934
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Airlift Wing during theMilitary Exposition 2000 held last August 20th waspresented to Maj. David Kenan and Cadets: NateBliss, James Lauria, James Rivera, Benjamin Smith,John Valiukas, Lewis Dummer, Janna Fosterling,Lucinda Spreeman.
March is Women's History Month....Wings Across Amer-ica has an excellent web site with information on theWWII Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). from theirweb site home page....During World War II, this select group of young womenpilots became pioneers, heroes, and role models...Theywere the WASPs, the first women in history trained to flyAmerican military aircraft.
www.wasp-wwii.org/wasp/home.htm
 
 
P
AGE
3 W
INGTIPS
M
ARCH
2001T
HE
 
GOAL
 
OF
 
LEADERSHIP
 
IS
 
TO
 
QUALIFY
 
THE
 
FOLLOWERS
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Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Don Mikitta 
 Civil Air Patrol’s missions require well-trained profes-sionals. To accomplish any of our missions demandsprecise training and repetitive practice. This qualify-ing of volunteer members benefits the whole team.Even for Cadet Programs to be successful the goalmust be to qualify our cadets.There are two ways our cadets can be qualified. Ei-ther we can provide Senior leadership to do the train-ing, or we can provide support to the Cadets to pro-vide the training to their peers. It is very importantthat if we take the second track then we must de-velop a program that instills consistent standards.The standards are provided. CAP’s regulations arethe necessary parameters that shape a safe trainingprogram. This is why we are developing an inte-grated training program. The program has variouslevels. Each level builds on the training gained at theprevious level. In providing this training in a uniformprogram we also benefit the local units, since theCAP regulation or standard are identified and the ca-dets are exposed to only one way or line.We have a unique opportunity to also better preparethe Seniors that work with the Cadets. Take the chal-lenge of going to the Airman Training School, En-campment or Non Commissioned Officer School.These opportunities are offered at various times andwill give you a chance to work side by side with ca-dets training cadets.We welcome you to come along side as we are…
Aiming Higher 
to equip the Next Generation
 
P
ROMOTIONS
 
2nd Lt. Lynn Soucie, Cass County2nd Lt. Terry Eggan, Viking1
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Lt. Colleen Rivard, St. CroixCapt. Jack Dahlquist, St. CroixCapt. Richard Emery, St. CroixCapt. Bill Lines, St. CroixCapt. David Dixen, St. CroixMaj. Paul Prior, St. CroixMaj. Steven Miller, Wing HQsC/2nd Lt. Ben Banwart, Viking
EMERGENCY SERVICES ACTIVITIESJANUARY/FEBRUARY 2001
12 ELT SEARCH, USAF MISSION 01M0062
Grand Rapids Squadron tracked an ELT to Longville Air-port, to a Cessna 172. The mission coordinators were Lt.Col. Bill Cleary and Lt. Col. James Johnson.A/C – 0.0 Hours 0 A/C Sorties 5 Personnel – 40 Hours
20
 
ELT SEARCH, USAF MISSION 01M0115
St. Croix Squadron assembled to search for SARSAT tar-gets. The teams were sent home after the Nat’l Guard re-ported turning off an ELT in one of its helicopters and SAR-SAT went negative (x3) at both target sites. The missioncoordinator was Lt. Col. Roger Brogren.A/C- 0.0 Hours 0 A/C Sorties 11 Personnel 88 Hours
20 ELT SEARCH, USAF MISSION 01M109
North Hennepin Composite Squadron tracked an ELT sig-nal by air and launched a ground team. When the groundteam had the signal, the aircraft returned to base. The ELTwas located and silenced in a hanger at Swanson Field.The mission coordinator was Major Joseph Volding.A/C- 1.5 Hours 1 A/C Sortie 5 Personnel 40 Hours
3 GPS TRAINING MISSION NCRLRMN 01-008
Instructor was Major Stan Kegel.
5 ELT SEARCH, USAF MISSION 01M0214
Valley Cadet Squadron and 130
th
Composite Squadron per-sonnel tracked an ELT to a home in Burnsville MN. TheELT was turned off by the owner. The mission coordinatorwas Major Stan Kegel.A/C 0.0 Hours 0 A/C Sorties 5 Personnel- 40Hours
5 ELT SEARCH, USAF MISSION 01M0221
St. Croix Squadron tracked an ELT to an FBO at Lake ElmoAirport. The mission was suspended for a few hours afterthe FBO owner refused to come out until morning. The ELTwas silenced by the owner at approximately 7am local time.The mission coordinator was Major Stan Kegel.A/C 0.0 Hours 0 A/C Sorties 5 Personnel 40 Hours
9 SAR MGT COURSE, MISSION NCLRMN01-010
Instructor was Major Stan Kegel.
11 ELT SEARCH, USAF MISSION 01M0247
Northwest Minnesota Composite Squadron working in coor-dination with local law enforcement, tracked an ELT to anairplane at Crookston Airport.A/C- 0.0 Hours 0 A/C Sorties 3 People-24 Hours
28 MISSING AIRCRAFT SEARCH, USAF MISSION01M0351
South Dakota Wing requested Minnesota Wing assistanceto search for a missing aircraft. Mission base was at Win-ner.

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