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Florida Wing - Mar 1983

Florida Wing - Mar 1983

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BritishCadetsVisitOrlando
by
Capt.Jay
Underwood,
CAPWingPAOlACEProject
CadetsfromBritain'sAirTrainingCorpsvisitedFloridaaspartofthelnternationalAirCadetExchangeprogramfrom24Julyto3August.TheirvisitbeganwithanorientationflightinthecentralFloridaareaprovidedbypilotsfromWestOrangeCompositeandOrlandoCadetSquadrons.Onthatsameafternoon'cadetsofWestOrangeCompositeSquadronhostedlACEcadetsatapicnicatJettyParknearCocoaBeachtogettoknowtheirBritishcounterpartsandevenshowedthemhow-toplay
Americanfootball.
TheninecadetsandtheirescortstayedinthehomesofCAPhostfamiliesintheOrlandoareawhichmadefOJeasyaccesstocentralFloridaattractionstouredbythecadetssuchasWaltDisneyWorldandSeaWorld.DuringtheirstaythelACEcadetsalsowent-onexcursionstoDaytonaBeach,St.Augustine,PatrickAirForceBaseandKennedySpaceCenter.Somecadetstookadvantageofachancetotrywaterskiingonthearealakesintheirfreetimeinspiteofreferencesto"trollingforalligators.".Atthefarewellbanquetheldonthelasteveningoftheirstay,cadetsandtheirhostfamiliesexpressedtheirsadnessthatthetourhadtoendandplannedtostayintouchwitheachother.TheirvisitherewassponsoredbyCivilAirPatrolaspartoftheInternationalAirCadetExchange,aprogrampromotinggoodwillandfriendshipamongyoungpeoplehavingacommoninterestinavia-tion.EachyearanexchangeofcadetsisconductedbyCivilAirPatrolandorganizationssuchasaeroclubsandna-tionalAirForceacademies.Participatingorganizationsineachcountrysponsorandprovidevisiting'cadetswithsightseeingtrips,toursof'aerospaceindustriesandmuseums,airportsandAirForceinstalla-tions,orientationand.trainingflightsinglidersandpoweredaircraft,andvisitsinhostfamilies'homes,0
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C(JfI1nIanderCoLHcn.:ardCqrnleron~rriva].•.L/Col.Richa,dRead,Us.,fLiaisonOfficerandCol.Curnlerinassemblyarea.CaptlayUndetwoodbriefsCadets.(Second~ow)Cadetsatbr~efi"latai.rport,~,yor
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frederickofOrJandopeetsC~dets
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by
CaptFredlta,,1andCapt.'ayUnderwood)
 
Commander'sCorner
HowardR.Cumler,
COL,CAPCommander,FloridaWing
ManageChange-OrItWillManageUs
Anarmchairphilosopheroncedefinedprogressas"theactivityoftodayandtheassuranceoftomorrow."Whati~missingfromthisdefinitionisthefactthatwithoutchangetherecouldbenoprogress.Overthepastmonths,theFloridaWinghasundergonesignificantchange.Infact,1982wasoneofthemostactiveperiodsinrecentyears.Takingaslightlybroaderpointofview,weremaininawatershederainwhichthekeychangesalreadyinitiated-andthoseyettocome-willgreatlyalterourlookoverthelongterm.Let'sstopforamomentandtakestockoftheresultsofallthesechangesthusfar:WeseeaFloridaWingthatisstrongerwithmoreactivememberseventhoughourmembershipislowerthaninJune1981.WeseeaFloridaWingthatisbetterpreparedtoassumeitsproperposi-tionasaleaderinthenationbecauseofitstrainingprograms,itsrecruitingprograms,anditsdedicatedmembers.WeseeaFloridaWingthatcontinuestoinvestitsassetsinvehiclesandair-craft,amodernizationprogramtoup-datethefleet,andamaintenancepro-gramthatwillhavethatfleetreadytosupportourSearchandRescuemission.WeseeaFloridaWingthatiseagerandabletoacceptthechallengesofimprovingprograms,increasingmem-bership,andstrengtheningunits.Perhapschangecanbestbeappreciatedbytakingthelong-termview.TherearemanywaysinwhichtheFloridaWingisdifferentnowthanitwasfouryearsago.Fouryearsfromnowthedifferencewillbeequallystriking.Wemust,however,havethecapabilitytorespondtotheCivilAirPatrolmissionandtheneedsofourmembers.Wemustutilizeourresources-bothmembersandequipment-orexpecttolosethemtounitswiththedesiretousethemtomeetandintentandguidelinesoftheCivilAirPatrolprogramanditsobjectives.Ibelievethatinsteadofshrinkingfromchangeandallowingittomanageus,wemustseekitoutandlearntomanageit.Bydoingsowecontrolourdestinyratherthanjustbeingaboardfortheride.
AliceHolmesAward
ThisawardwillnotbepresentedattheSpecialActsBanquetthisyear.DuetotheconfusionbetweentheOutstandingCadetAwardandtheAliceHolmesAward,theAliceHolmesAwardwillbepresentedattheFloridaWingConferenceinMay.ThereisnoCriteriaforthisaward,allthatisneededisaletterfrom'theunitcom-manderrecommendingafemaleinyourunitfortheaward.Basically,theawardispresentedtosomefemaleCadetintheWingwhohasdonesomethingoutstandinginherunit,hercommunity,herschool,orhasshownexceptionalprogressintheCadetPro-gram.itdoesnothavetobeanofficer-itcanbea"DOOUE."Lookovertheac-complishmentsofyourfemalesandsendmealettertellingmewhatshehasdone.DEADLINEFORTHELETTERS:
1
APRIL
1983
OutstandingParentAward
CADETS,ifyouwouldliketohaveyourparentsreceiveaniceBIGplaqueforhelpingyouthroughyourCadetCareer,sendmealettertellingmeabouthowtheyhavehelpedyouandwhattheyhavedonetomakeyourcareerinCAPinlittlebetter-furnishingtransportationwhenneeded,helpingoutwithyouruniforms,supplyingafewextrabucksforsomeactivity,whatever,letmeknowaboutitandwewillhavethepleasureofmeetingthemattheWingConferenceinMayandpresentthemwithaniceplaquefortheirefforts.DEADLINEFORTHELETTERS:
1
APRIL
1983
ModifiedCadetProgramOptional
By
Lt.
Col.ThomasC.Welch,DirectorCadetProgramsCol.HowardR.Cumler,Commander,FloridaWing,hasannouncedthateffec-tive1July1982theMODIFIEDCADETPROGRAMwillbeOPTIONAL.Newapplicantswhomeetthegroomingstandardmaywearthe1550uniformandfatiguesuponbecomingmembers.Thosewhodonotwishtocomplymaywearthejumpsuituntiltheyelecttomeetthegroomingstandard.ItwasfurtherannouncedthatCadetsoncompletionoftheTHIRD(3rd)achieve-mentmayalsogointothe1550uniformaslongastheyelecttomeetthegroomingstandard.Cadetswhodonotelecttomeetthegroomingstandardmaystayinthejumpsuit,however,theycannotprogressfurtherintheCadetProgramuntiltheymeetthegroomingstandardandgointothe1550uniform.GeneralDavid
L.
Patton,ExecutiveDi-rectorofCivilAirPatrol,announcedataWingCommander'sCall,CivilAirPatrolwillweartheuniformproperlyandthosewhodon'thaveotheroptions.CivilAirPa-trolistheonlyorganizationprivilegedtoweartheAirForceUniformanditisourre-sponsibilitytowearitproperly.Strictadherencetotheproperwearingofthe-uniformwillbemandatoryandallCadetswillberequiredtomeetthere-quirements.Cadetswhoareinviolationwillbetoldtoremovetheiruniformuntiltheycomplywiththerequirements.ItisthedutyoftheSeniorMembersworkingwithCadetstoalsomeettheuniformrequirementsandmonitortheCadetuniforms.Iamfortunateinhavingonmystaffin-terestedSeniorandCadetmemberswhowillbevisitingunitsthroughoutthewing.TheywillbetheretohelpyouandanswerquestionsyoumighthaveconcerningtheCadetProgram.Theywillalsobelookingatuniformsandmakerecommendationstotheunitcommandersandalsotomeforfurtheractionsasneeded.AllofusshouldbeproudofthefactthatweareanauxiliaryoftheAirForce,andtobeapartofthegreatestpeace-keepingforcetheworldhasknown.Al-thoughweareavolunteerorganization,aslongaswearemembersitisourresponsi-bilitytoabidebytherulesandregulationsthathavegovernedourorganizationforthepastfortyyears.
GatorCAPers
GalorCAP{'r~
isan'unofficialmagazinepublishedquarterlyinthein-terestofthemembersoftheFloridaWingofCivilAirPatrol.
HEADQUARTERS
FloridaWing.CivilAirPatrol8850BinnacleWay
Orlando,
Florida
32812
WingCommander
Col.HowardCumlerPublicAffairsOfficerMajorGeorgeReedEditorCapt.JackO'ConnorStaffPhotographerCapt.FredKarlEditorialcopyandreleasesshouldbesentto:Capt.JackO'Connor(Editor,GatorCAPers)P.O.Box06184FortMyers,FL33906
 
HigherAuthority
By
MajorDaveDenslow,
CAP
Reportsforthefirsthalfof1982arein.OneofthemostvaluablejobsaChaplaindoesisconductmoral-leadershipdiscus-sions.GroupSix,withMaj.HarryU.CrissasGroupCommanderand
Lt.
Col.LeslieCooperandMaj.WilliamC.SeitzasGroupChaplains,reported43suchdiscus-sions.GrbupThree,underCpt.Portlock,Commander,and
Lt.
Col.LutherBaker,Chaplain,wassecondwith32.Thein-dividualChaplainwholedthemostmoral-leadershipdiscussionswasCpt.S.EdwardJohnsonoftheOrlandoCadetSquadron,with12.OnemeasureoftheamountofeffortaChaplainputsintohisworkisthenumberofhourshespendsatthetask.GroupSixledwith444hoursreported,andGroupTwenty,under
Lt.
Col.RobertB.Kuhn,Commander,andCpt.JoeWeaver,Chaplain,wasnext,with414hours.Thein-dividualSquadronChaplainwhoworkedthemosthourswasDennisBurtonofSq.08373,Naples,with282hours.ChaplainEmeritusGeorgeRennardofTampa,whowasWingChaplainthroughMay1,putin447hours.Thesefigurescomefromreportssub-mittedby72ofthesquadronsinFloridaWing.45Chaplainsreported,and27UnitCommandersorEducationalOfficersre-ported.Severalofthesereportsarrivedaf-terthewingreporthadalreadybeenmail-edtoNationalHeadquarters.OurreporttoNationalshowedthatFloridaChaplainsattended583meetings,conducted341in-terviewsorconsultations,led160moral-leadershipdiscussions,made147visitstohomesorunits,conducted68religiousser-vices,tookpartin365promotionalac-tivities,showed12films,made86staffvisits,andtookpartin13otheractivities(flying,hospitalvisits,providingmusic,etc.),spending3,399hoursinvolunteerservicetoCivilAirPatrol.ToappreciatethevastnessofCivilAirPatrol'sservice,realizethatforeveryChaplain,therearefifteenormoreotherdedicatedvolunteersgivingtheirtimeandmoney.Multiply3,399hoursby15andyouseethatatleast50,985hoursweregiveninFloridaaloneduringthefirsthalfof1982.Andthisisaconservativeestimate.Cpt.BillyR.GlidewellofBradentondeservesspecialcommendationforserv-ingasChaplainattheECCSSEncamp-ment,andwritinganexcellentevaluationwithrecommendationswhichwillhelpChaplainsatfutureencampments.Ourprayersarewithyouasyouworkthroughthesecondhalfof1982.
WarnerHonoredatNationalBoard
Forthesecondtimeinlessthanacalen-daryear,Capt.WilliamG.Warner,formerFloridaWingPAOhasbeenhonoredbyspecialmentionattheNationalBoardmeetingandpresentedwithaCrossBallPeninrecognitionofoutstandingperfor-mance.WarnerhasheldthestaffpositionasWingPAOontwoseparateoccasions,butisnowAssistantPlans
&
ProgramsOf-ficerwithemphasisonpublicizingspecialeventshostedbyFloridaWing.DuringhisrecenttenuretheFloridaWingPublicAffairsOfficeearnedan"Outstanding"ratingbytheSoutheastRegion/AirForceInspectionTeam.Warner'snewassignmentwillpermithimtoselectoutstandinganddependablePAO'sinvariousareastoassisthiminpub-licizingWingFunctions,suchasConfer-ences,Commander'sCalls,etc.Healsostated(quote)"IwishtopersonallythankeveryUnitPAOfortheirsupportanddedi-cation.Theyreallyearnedtheawardforme,IwasmerelytheinstrumentbywhichtheInspectionTeamwasmadeawareofthecooperationontheirpart.MythankstoeachandeveryUnitPAOinFloridaWingfortheirsupport."
"Strong
Outstanding"
By
Maj.CherylS.Miller,
CAP
MissionPublicAffairsOfficer
"AStrongOUTSTANDING."That'showFloridarated,accordingto
Lt.
Col.RogerShaw,USAFSoutheastRegionliaisonOf-ficer,inthe1982SARTESTconductedatJimTaylorField,Ocala,on23and24October1982.WhentheFloridaWingCommander,Col.HowardCumler,heardthesewords,hisexpressionwas:"Howsweetitis!l"Therewasimmediateapplauseandwell-deservedpatsonthebacksofthe168ded-icatedCivilAirPatrolmemberswhoattended.Theunexpectedcold,wetweatheronSaturdaydidnotdampenanyspirits.Infact,theSARTESTMissionCoordinator,
Lt.
ColDonaldCunningham,waspraisedbytheAirForceEvaluationTeamforthestrongstartshownbyhismissionstaffthatday.Col.ShawwentontosaythatthisSARTESTevidencedthemostprofessionalmissioncoordinationoverallthathehadseeninalongtime.Sunday'sportionofthemissionprovedoutstandingaswell.Arecord-breakingnumberofmembers,including70trainees,participatedwhileeightcorporateandthreeprivateaircraftfleweightsorties,andcoordinatedwithsixgroundteams.Comparingthe129inattendanceonSun-daywiththe168presentonSaturdaygavea75%returnratiotobeproudof.."Dedicatedtoyou"wasthesongforthismission,as
Lt.
Col.CharlesCox,FloridaWingDirectorofOperationstoldM/Sgt.LarryMcGlashan,theliaisonOfficerNCOfortheWing,whoissaidtoberetiringear-lynextyear.TheOUTSTANDINGratingwasspecialinmanywaystotheWingandalsotoSgt.McGlashan,whohelpedex-periencethatrating,butalsoworkedhardwith
Lt.
Col.DickRead,theWingLO,inpriorcoordinationoftheSARTESTwiththeAirForce.ThesuccessoftheSARTE-STismea-suredinmanywaysbeyondtheratingaswell.Theteamwork,positiveattitudeandcommitmenttodutieswellperformedbyallmadetheexperienceandmemoryalastingone.
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and
Flo.WI.,.Commander.
(Pharosby
MajorCherylMiller,MlulonPAO)

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