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Alabama Wing - Jan 2008

Alabama Wing - Jan 2008

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January 2008 More than Meets the Skies. . . . 1
 
ALABAMA
 
WING
 
CIVIL
 
AIR
 
PATROL
 
NEWSLETTER
 
January
 
2008
 
Col
 
Mike
 
Oakman
 
Lt
 
Col
 
Dave
 
Boswell
 
Commander
 
Vice
Commander
 
Contents
 
Cadet
 
Colonel
 
Erinn
 
Scott
 
Maj.
 
Robinson
 
Earns
 
Level
 
V
 
2
 
Cadet
 
Program
 
Announcements
 
3
 
Cadet
 
Competition
 
4
 
Billy
 
Mitchell
 
Award
 
to
 
Davidson
 
6
 
Pell
 
City
 
Christmas
 
Celebration
 
7
 
Cadet
 
of 
 
the
 
Year
 
Instructions
 
8
 
AL
MS
 
Summer
 
Encampment
 
8
 
Shelby
 
County
 
Holds
 
Awards
 
Dinner
 
8
 
North
 
Alabama
 
Squadrons
 
Christmas
 
Banquet
 
and
 
Awards
 
9
 
Extreme
 
Drought
 
shown
 
by
 
SDIS
 
10
 
Auburn
 
Promotions
 
11
 
IronMan
 
Competition
 
Results
 
11
 
Director
 
of 
 
Personnel
 
13
 
Inspector
 
General
 
13
 
Public
 
Affairs
 
13
 
Wreaths
 
across
 
America
 
14
 
Maj.
 
Clark
 
Wreath
 
Ceremony
 
18
 
Erin
 
Scott 
 
Earns
 
Spaatz
 
 Award
 
Erinn Scott returned home to Alabamaover the Christmas holidays and inaddition to visiting with family andfriends, earned the Spaatz Award.THE GENERAL CARL A. SPAATZ AWARDis Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor. It is presented to cadets who havedemonstrated excellence in leadership,character, fitness, and aerospaceeducation.Cadets qualify for this prestigious awardafter devoting an average of five years toprogress through sixteen achievements inthe CAP Cadet Program. Along the waythey develop self‐discipline, a strongsense of personal responsibility, the
 
January 2008 More than Meets the Skies. . . . 2
ability to lead and persuade, and thefoundation necessary for pursuing acareer in aviation, space, or technology.The final step a cadet must complete toearn the Spaatz Award is a rigorous four‐part exam consisting of a challengingphysical fitness test, an essay examtesting their moral reasoning, acomprehensive written exam onleadership, and a comprehensive writtenexam on aerospace education. Uponpassing the Spaatz Award exams, thecadet is promoted to the grade of cadet colonel.The Spaatz Award is named in honor of Carl “Tooey” Spaatz, the first Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. One of thegiants in the history of airpower, in 1929Spaatz, together with another pilot, set animportant flight endurance record of 150hours and 40 minutes in the early days of aviation. During World War II, hecommanded the Allied air campaignagainst the Nazis. In the Pacific Theater,the atomic bombing of Hiroshima andNagasaki took place under his command.After retiring from the Air Force, GeneralSpaatz served as the first chairman of theCivil Air Patrol National Board.On average, only two cadets in onethousand earn the Spaatz Award. Sincethe award’s inception in 1964, Civil AirPatrol has presented the Spaatz Award tojust over 1,500 cadets.Spaatz Cadets are expected to serve asrole models for junior cadets, and becomeleaders in their communities as theyenter adulthood. The first recipient of theSpaatz Award, Michigan’s Douglas C.Roach, became a pilot with the Air ForceThunderbirds.Cadet Colonel Erinn Scott attends the USAir Force Academy and is completing hersecond year as a cadet. She graduatedwith honors from Hoover High. She is thedaughter of Tim and Pam Scott of Hoover,Alabama.
Maj.
 
Lisa
 
Robinson
 
Earns
 
Level
 
V—Wilson
 
 Award
 
Major
 
Lisa
 
Robinson
 
has
 
earned
 
the
 
highest
 
award
 
for
 
senior
 
member
 
professional
 
development.
 
The
 
Gill
 
Robb
 
Wilson
 
Award
 
recognizes
 
senior
 
members
 
who
 
have
 
dedicated
 
themselves
 
to
 
leadership
 
and
 
personal
 
development
 
in
 
the
 
CAP.
 
This
 
award
 
was
 
first
 
given
 
in
 
1964
 
and
 
honors
 
the
 
late
 
Gill
 
Robb
 
Wilson.
 
He
 
is
 
regarded
 
as
 
the
 
founder
 
of 
 
Civil
 
Air
 
Patrol,
 
and
 
served
 
as
 
CAP’s
 
first
 
executive
 
officer.
 
As
 
Maj.
 
Robinson
 
progressed
 
through
 
the
 
program,
 
she
 
completed
 
five
 
increasingly
 
complex
 
training
 
levels.
 
Each
 
level
 
required
 
her
 
to
 
become
 
more
 
involved
 
in
 
CAP
 
 
January 2008 More than Meets the Skies. . . . 3
activities,
 
master
 
skills
 
in
 
one
 
of 
 
23
 
technical
 
areas,
 
and
 
develop
 
leadership
 
ability.
 
She
 
has
 
a
 
Master
 
Rating
 
in
 
Flight
 
Operations
 
and
 
Cadet
 
Programs,
 
as
 
well
 
as
 
a
 
Senior
 
rating
 
in
 
Public
 
Affairs.
 
A
 
private
 
pilot,
 
she
 
is
 
also
 
a
 
SDIS
 
Operator,
 
Mission
 
Observer,
 
and
 
Mission
 
Information
 
Officer
 
in
 
addition
 
to
 
other
 
ES
 
qualifications.
 
She
 
has
 
multiple
 
Civil
 
Air
 
Patrol
 
awards,
 
including
 
an
 
Exceptional
 
Service
 
Award,
 
Commander’s
 
Commendation
 
with
 
3
 
Bronze
 
Clasps,
 
and
 
the
 
Yeager
 
Award.
 
Other
 
awards
 
were
 
given
 
for
 
her
 
excellence
 
in
 
service
 
to
 
the
 
Alabama
 
Wing
 
and
 
Civil
 
Air
 
Patrol.
 
Maj.
 
Robinson
 
is
 
currently
 
the
 
Chief 
 
of 
 
Staff 
 
for
 
the
 
Alabama
 
Wing,
 
She
 
was
 
Commander,
 
Deputy
 
Commander
 
for
 
Seniors
 
at
 
Alabama’s
 
117th
 
Squadron
 
and
 
has
 
held
 
many
 
other
 
squadron
 
and
 
wing
 
staff 
 
positions.
 
Finally,
 
she
 
has
 
completed
 
the
 
National
 
Staff 
 
College
 
at
 
Maxwell
 
AFB,
 
AL
 
in
 
2007.
 
Maj.
 
Robinson
 
is
 
employed
 
by
 
the
 
Baptist
 
Health
 
System
 
in
 
Birmingham
 
Alabama
 
as
 
an
 
application
 
analyst,
 
providing
 
24
 
hour
 
support
 
of 
 
the
 
Radiology
 
Management
 
System
 
networked
 
to
 
seven
 
facilities.
 
She
 
earned
 
an
 
Associate
 
Degree
 
in
 
Applied
 
Science
 
in
 
Radiological
 
Technology
 
with
 
honors
 
from
 
Jefferson
 
State
 
Jr.
 
College,
 
A
 
Bachelor
 
of 
 
Science
 
in
 
Allied
 
Health
 
and
 
a
 
Master
 
of 
 
Business
 
Administration
 
from
 
the
 
University
 
of 
 
Alabama
 
in
 
Birmingham.
 
Cadet Programs
.
 
Happy
 
New
 
Year
 
from
 
Alabama
 
Wing
 
Cadet
 
Programs!
 
What
 
a
 
year
 
it’s
 
shaping
 
up
 
to
 
be!
 
Your
 
program
 
staff 
 
is
 
every
 
excited
 
about
 
opportunities
 
they’ve
 
been
 
working
 
to
 
bring
 
you.
 
Between
 
trips
 
to
 
sample
 
the
 
Aviation
 
Challenge
 
program
 
at
 
the
 
US
 
Space
 
and
 
Rocket
 
Center
 
in
 
Huntsville,
 
Professional
 
Development
 
Opportunities,
 
Drill
 
Competitions,
 
and
 
Encampment
 
preparation,
 
this
 
will
 
be
 
the
 
busiest
 
time
 
of 
 
the
 
year
 
if 
 
you
 
are
 
a
 
cadet.
 
Hopefully
 
everyone
 
will
 
have
 
the
 
chance
 
to
 
come
 
and
 
take
 
part
 
in
 
several
 
activities.
 
The
 
Winter
 
edition
 
of 
 
Cadet 
 
Programs
 
Quarterly 
 
is
 
slated
 
to
 
go
 
to
 
press
 
31
 
January
 
and
 
will
 
include
 
much
 
more
 
information
 
on
 
all
 
of 
 
the
 
upcoming
 
offerings.
 
Until
 
that
 
comes
 
out,
 
here
 
is
 
a
 
quick
 
outline
 
of 
 
what
 
the
 
rest
 
of 
 
the
 
fiscal
 
year
 
looks
 
like.
 
January
 
15,
 
2007
NCSA
 
Application
 
Deadline
 
January
 
18
20,
 
2007
SAREX
 
(Pell
 
City,
 
AL)
 
January
 
25
27,
 
2008
ALWG
 
FTX
 
Program
 
(Maxwell
 
AFB,
 
AL
Sponsored
 
by
 
Wing
 
Emergency
 
Services)
 
February
 
7,
 
2008
 
 –
 
Cadet
 
of 
 
the
 
Year
 
Packages
 
Due
 
to
 
ALWG
 
February
 
1
3,
 
2008
ALWG
 
Aviation
 
Challenge
 
Program
 
@
 
US
 
Space
 
Camp
 
(Huntsville,
 
AL)
 
February
 
9,
 
2008
Cadet
 
Advisory
 
Council
 
(Maxwell
 
AFB,
 
AL)
 
February
 
16,
 
2008
ALWG
 
Cadet
 
Competition
 
(Auburn
 
University,
 
AL)
 
February
 
22
24,
 
2008
ALWG
 
FTX
 
Program
 
(Maxwell
 
AFB,
 
AL
Sponsored
 
by
 
Wing
 
Emergency
 
Services)
 
April
 
15,
 
2008
AFA
 
and
 
AFSA
 
Award
 
Packages
 
Due
 

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