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West Virginia Wing - Dec 2009

West Virginia Wing - Dec 2009

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ron. “We have an out-standing Wing with someof the finest members inthe nation and it is a realprivilege to have beennamed the West VirginiaWing Commander.”“The West Virginia Wing has made great progressin the last four to six yearsin every facet of the CAPprogram. We have a lot tobe proud of but, we cannotrest on laurels. We mustforge ahead and build onour past successes.”By Major Jeffery SchrockBy Major Jeffery SchrockBy Major Jeffery SchrockBy Major Jeffery SchrockWing Public Affairs OfficerWing Public Affairs OfficerWing Public Affairs OfficerWing Public Affairs OfficerThe appointment of Lt ColDennis Barron becameofficial he accepted therole of commander of West Virginia Wing of theCivil Air Patrol during achange of command cere-mony on October 24,2009.Col Barron joined the CivilAir Patrol in 1965 as acadet member of the Mar-tinsburg CompositeSquadron. Barron is con-cluding four years of ser-vice as the Wing’s Chief of Staff. He also held thepositions of Wing Drug Demand Administrator,Wing Inspector General,and was commander of the Martinsburg Compos-ite Squadron for 20 years.He is a pilot, and an inci-dent commander and hascommand to this date over45 summer encampmentsfor the Wing.Included among the manyawards that he has earnedover the years are threeExceptional ServiceAwards, eight MeritoriousService Awards, over 25Commander’s Commenda-tion Awards, the WestVirginia Wing Com-mander’s Special Com-mendation Award, the GillRobb Wilson Award, andthree U.S. Air Force LiaisonAwards for mentoring ca-dets.“I am very honored to havebeen selected as the newcommander of the WestVirginia Wing,” said Bar-
Barron assumes command as new Wingcommander for West Virginia Wing CAP
Major Jeffery Schrock —Wing Public Affairs Officer/Editor 
Photos by Capt Russell Voelker 
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Former West Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol Com-mander Col Rod Moore congratulates ColDennis Barron after he assumes command asthe new Wing Commander.Col Barron offers remarks after the ceremony.Col Dennis Barron prepares to accept command of theWest Virginia Wing of Civil Air Patrol from CAP MiddleEast Region Commander Col Joe Vasquez during achange of command ceremony held the WV Wing’sBanquet in Charleston, W.Va.
December 2009
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 58,000 members nationwide. CAP per- forms 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 91lives in fiscal year 2008.Its volunteers also per- form homeland security,disaster relief and counter-drug missions at the request of fed- eral, state and local agencies. The mem- bers play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to the more than 23,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for 68 years.
Kids between the ages of eight and 17 could spend20 minutes for free learn-ing the adventure of avia-tion at the North CentralRegional Airport in Bridge-port, W.Va.The Experimental AircraftAssociation (EAA) localchapter 842 held its Young Eagles Day wherekids flew around theBridgeport, and Clarksburg area.Several exhibits and air-craft displays were avail-able for everyone to ex-plore. The Clarksburg Composite Squadron setup a Civil Air Patrol recruit-ing booth and had its air-craft on display to giveeveryone a pre flight brief-ing before going up in the
out of Joe’s pocket andsuspected cardiac arrest.There was no responsefrom him. Galford beganadministering CPR, andcontinued until the ambu-lance arrived and the EMTstook over.Galford checked on Furrlater that day at the hospi-tal. Her quick action thatday saved his life.When asked by GreenbrierSquadron Commander Ma- jor Walter Lockhart abouther actions Galford saidshe just thought it couldhave been her grandpa lay-ing there needing help.“I didn’t do anything spe-cial, but ask the people atthe livestock market or thefamily they will beg todiffer.” said Galford.Galford has representedGreenbrier County at theGovernor’s School forMath and Sciences.She is in her school's showchoir and was selected toperform at Disney worldand serve as a representa-tive
By SM Libby ChildersBy SM Libby ChildersBy SM Libby ChildersBy SM Libby ChildersGreenbrier Squadron PAOGreenbrier Squadron PAOGreenbrier Squadron PAOGreenbrier Squadron PAO
West Virginia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol Ca-det Faith Galford hasbeen in CAP for just twoyears but, that didn’t stopher from using the train-ing she has receivedfrom CAP.Little did Galford know just how important learn-ing CPR/First Aid wouldbe until she and her dadwent to the GreenbrierValley Livestock Marketon June 26, 2009.It was just another day,Faith and her dad 1
LtLowell Galford werewaiting to weigh theirlambs in when an oldacquaintance Joseph Furrsuddenly collapsed.Several untrained menstood by helplessly. Re-membering her training,she jumped into action.Galford told her dad tocall 911 and accessed thesituation. She noticedglycerin pills had rolled
Clarksburg Composite Squadron supportsEAA Young Eagles Day event in BridgeportGreenbrier Squadron cadet helps heartattack victim at livestock event
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Planes are lined up at the flight line during aYoung Eagles Day event at the North CentralWest Virginia Regional Airport in Bridgeport,W.Va. (Photo by Major Jeffery Schrock)
air.Across from the airport, theRobert C. Byrd AerospaceEducation Campus of Fair-mont State University offereda hot air balloon demonstra-tion, flight simulators, and astar lab planetarium. Onehighlight was a world cham-pion frisbee demonstration.
at the Youth and Gov-ernment Seminar in2009. She enjoys 4-H astribal chief and partici-pates in livestock activi-ties from Virginia toNew England and as faras Missouri.Galford is active inchurch, sings in thechoir, and has the actingbug.If that isn’t enough Gal-ford is in Tae Kwan DoAccording to membersat her squadron, Gal-ford is an inspiration toall at the GreenbrierComposite Squadron.
Civil Air Patrol celebrates68th Anniversary on Dec 1
The 58,000 citizen volunteers of the Civil AirPatrol will mark CAP’s 68th anniversary onDec. 1. The celebration commemorates therich history of vigilant service provided bythe official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Forceover the past seven decades.The all-volunteer, nonprofit organization wasfounded on Dec. 1, 1941, less than a week before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harborled to America’s involvement in World WarII. Its members soon proved their worth byconducting aerial patrols, vigilance that dis-couraged and eventually stopped deadly Ger-man U-boat attacks on shipping in Americanwaterways. Fifty-nine heroic members died;26 were lost at sea; and seven others wereseriously injured while carrying out CAP mis-sions during the war.“Our citizen volunteers have a proud legacyof selfless service to their country and theircommunities. They truly go above and be-yond each day, giving their best as needsarise,” said Maj. Gen. Amy Courter, CAP’snational commander.“This occasion provides citizens acrossAmerica the opportunity to honor Civil AirPatrol and its members. Be sure to say‘thanks’ to these unsung heroes in your com-munities who provide such vigilant service,often without fanfare. Each day, through theirvolunteer efforts, our members help save livesand preserve liberty for all.”
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Highlights of 2009 Civil Air Patrol West Virginia Wing Conference/Banquet
Photos byCapt RussellVoelker
 More photosavailable on CDto be sent insquadron mail.

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