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California Wing - Sep 1982

California Wing - Sep 1982

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ApprovedPublicationofCaliforniaWing,CivilAirPatrol,AuxiliaryoftheU.S.AirForce
FALL,
1982
1982WingConference:''Professional,Enthusiastic"
The
1982
CaliforniaWingConferencewasheldMay
2·31
atthePlazaAirportInnInMillbrae.Althoughattendancemighthavebeendownfrompreviousyears,theattendees'enthusiasmmorethanmadeupforIt.Participantsweremostenthusiasticaboutthehotelaccom-modationsandtheprofessionalismdis-playedbyCalWingstaffmembersattheworkshopseminars.Therewasnodoubtthattheconferencewasasuccessful
"hands-on"
learningexperienceforallwhoattended.HlghJightofthecon-ferencewas,ofcourse,theAnnualAwardsBanquetwhere
Lt.
Col.ShirleyTimmofGroup
4
wasnamedOutstandingSeniorMemberoftheYear,andCadetMary
Ortega
ofSq.
147,
Group
16.
wasnamedOutstandingCadetoftheYear.Othertopawardwinnerswere:OUTSTANDINGCOMPoSQUADRONBilly
G.
TurnerCompoSq.
44
OUTSTANDINGCADETSQUADRONPacificaCadetSq.
1
OUTSTANDINGSENIORSQUADRONSouth
Bay
SeniorSq.
129
MOSTIMPROVEDUNITFrancis
G.
PowersComp.Sq.
39
OUTSTANDINGPILOTCapt.John'Skip'Lawson,Sq.
22.
Group
4
OUTSTANDINGPAOCapt.CarolM.Reynolds,Sq.
68,
Group
7
COMMANDER'AWARD
Lt.
Col.Albert
1.
Kaufman,
WGHQ
Maj.
Terence
E.
TaylorWGHQOUTSTANDINGGROUPCOMMANDER
Lt.
Col.ShirleyM.Timm,HQGp.4
Lt.Col.Shirley
Tlmm,Commander,HQGroup4.
Outstanding
Senror
Member.
California
Wing.jor1981.
Codet
Mary
Ortego
0/
Merced
ouniyComp.
Sq.
147.
Group
16,
OutstandIngCadet,
California
Wing
for
1981.
PacificRegionAerospaceConference
by
Jute
Zumwalt
Director
0/
AerospaceEducation
TheFifteenthAnnualPacificRegionAerospaceEducationConferenceisscheduledforOctober
7-10
attheHanaleiHotel.
2270
HotelCircle.InSanDiego.Theconferenceisopentoalleducators,schooladministrators,students,aerospace/aviationenthusi-asts.aerospaceeducationworkshopdirectors,CivilAirPatrolseniorsandcadets,FAA,NASA,
L-5,995
andUSAFpersonnel.Thisyear'sgathringwillbeaheads-on.hands-onlearningexperience.TheConferenceisbeingheldattheHanaleiHotelwhichmeans"ValleyoftheFlowers."
It
offers
9
1
12
acresofsemi-tropicaltrees,atriumand
water-
fedstream,pool,sauna,therapypool,com-plimentaryweekdaynewspaperandin-
roorn
coffee.FreeeducationalmaterialswillbevailableonThursdayevening.FridayandSaturdayonafirst-come,first-servebasis.Forcompleteinformation,pleasecon-tact:
Ms.
Jule
Zumwalt,
DirectorofAerospaceEducation,PacificLiaionRegion,MatherAFB.california
95655.
Telephonenumber:
(916)364-2554.0
1982CaliforniaWingPublicAffairsWorkshopVandenburgAFBNovember13-14
TheworkshopwillbeopennotonlytoPublicAffairsofficersbutalsoCommandersandotherinterestedmembers.BilleHngIntheVOQandMesslnqintheGeneralDiningHallwillbeavailable.UnitsareurgedtowatchtheirmallandradiotraffiCfor[urthrdetails.0
 
AttentionCivilAirPatrolMembers.Flying
To
Reno?
Don'tforgetYourFlightBag.
TheOnslowHoteLCainohasaspecialpackageforCiviLAirPatrolMembers.
lOW.
HotelRoomDiscountCasinoFunPackageIncludes:FoodDiscountsFreeCocktailspecialGamingCouponsTaxiTranportationtotheOnslowHotelCasinofromtheRenoInternationalAirport.
FORRESERVATlONSPHONE
TollFree(800)648-5434
®~@[b®W
HOTELCASINO
INTHEVERYHEARTOFDOWNTOWNRENO
 
AltaSquadronOnTelevision
MembersofAltaSquadroninSultanawererecentlygiventelevisionexposurewhenalocalnewsstationpresentedaMemorialDaycommentary.ThenewscastopenedwithfilmcoverageoftheunitmembersassistingindirectingtrafficatBelmontMemorialParkCemetery.ItconcludedwithfilmactionofC/AWayneNoelperforming'Taps"onthebugleandthenhadaclos-ingshotoftheAmericanflag.Thiswasthe
Ilrst
filmcoverageofCAP'sactivitiesinsupportofBelmontParkduringtheMemorialDaytimeperiod.TheunithasbeenpartidpatingatBelmontsince1974.Severalmembersoftheunitparticl-patedinthetwodayactivityatBelmont:CadetsChrisGomez,DannySus-taita,ThomasCook,OliverHer-rera,GlenPetree,ShannonNoel,RobertBanuelos,WayneNoel,Wil-liamGibson,SteveBarrettandHowardVanBaugh.Alsoparticipatingwere
Lt.
Col.DavidChapman,Maj.WillardMonisand
1st
Lt.
Richard
S~~~.0
BEARFACTS
The
BearFacts
isanunofficialmagazinepublishedquarterlyinthein-terestof
the
membersoftheCaliforniaWingofCivilAll
Patrol,
ItispublishedbyOmegaCommunications.aprivatefirmInnowayconnectedwiththe
Depart-
mentoftheAirForceorCivilAir
Patrol
Corporation.Opinionsexpressed
by
publishersandwrllersaretheirownandarenottobeconsideredofficial
expres-
slonbytheCivilAirPatrolCorporationortheAirForce.Theappearance
01
advertisementsinthispublication.in-cludingsupplementsandinserts.doesnotconstituteanendorsement
by
theCivilAir
Patrol
CorporationortheDepartmentoftheAirForceofproductsorservices
advertised.
MATERIALFORPUBLICATION
SHOULDBESENT
TO:
THEEDITOR
BEARFACTS
4023W.176tl1
Torrance.CA
90504
Col.EdwinW.Lewis,Jr.
Commander
Capt.BarbaraAbles
Director,PublicAffairsEdior
Capt.MarkCartwright
AssociateEditor
COMMANDCOMMENT
by
Col.Edwin
W.
Lewi.s,
Jr.,
CAP
California
Wing
Commander
quentaccidenthistoryisVirtuallynil.Operation'scrownjewel,ifyouwill,has
10
bethethree-statecombinedSAREXconducted17-18Julyinvolving82aircraftfromCalifornia,NevadaandOregonWings.HeldjointlyatAlturasandRedding,itwasatextbookexampleofhowthreeseparatewings
can
operate.Weintendtodo
it
again,atleasteveryyear.Wearealsosolvent.WithallofthathowcanDongowrong?Forthaimat-ter,whoisDon?Otherthanbeingex-Navyhehashoneslcredentials!AformermemberofboththeArmyandtheNavy-thelastasacarrier-qualifiedpilot-heresignedtogetintocivilianflying.Hislimingwasterribleandhehad
10
gotoworkforaliving.Henowownsatruckingfirm.HisCAPbackgroundisexemplary.HejoinedSquadron2andwasanactivepilotwiththembeforebeingdraftedtotheWingHQastheChiefofStandard-ization.Heis
the
reasontheflightclinicsareasprofessionalastheyare.WhileheisnotaformerCadet,heisnotaslowlearnerandMaj.LeeandourCadetshaveastrong,capableally.Iknowyouwillsupporthimasyouhaveme.ThereisnowayIcanrewardorevenadequatelyexpressmygratitudetoyouallforyourhelpandencouragementthesepastfouryears.Youhavegivenimmeasurablyofyourselvestosupportourmissionsandprojects.Thankyouverymuch.0
DisasterTrainingInstitute
Maj.EdRyan,DirectorofCalWingCommunications,participatedintheSixthAn-nualDisasterTrainingInstituteputonbytheAmericanRedCrossatCaliforniaStateUniversityatSacramento.Specifictrainingwasgivenin:ShelterManagement;Pro-vidingHealthServiceinTimeofDisaster;MassFeeding;SurveyandDamageAssess-ment;CrisisInrerventionandDisasterCaseWork.DisasterAdministration,Accoun-tingandFundRaisingwerealsopartofthecurriculum.Over200RedCrossvolunteersandstaffIromasfarawayasHawaII.Montana,OregonandNevadatookpartintheweek-longInstitute.Maj.RyanspecializedinIntroductiontoDisastersandAdministeringASmallDisaster.0It'sbeenafastfouryears!OnOctober2,Maj.DonaldM.BiondJcbwillbecomethe15thcommanderofCallf-orniaWing.BeforeItellyouaboutDon,though,let'slookatthepastfouryears.Onthedebitsidewehavekilledandin-juredseveralofourownanddestroyedseveralairplanesandvehiclesthrougbneedless,costlyaccidents.That,howeversoberingandunfortunate.istheonlytangiblenegative.Thepositivesaresubstantial.
As
mentionedlasttime,thenetevaluationoftheWingisfavorable.Wearegrowing.withthelargestnumberofcadetsandseniorsonboardinyears.CaliforniaCAPislargerthansomeCAPregions!TheCadetProgramisboomingandIhaveasubstantialwagerthatwewillagainwintheRegionandNationalCadetCompetition.AerospaceEduce-tionhasalarge.activedirectoratewhichispromulgating"theWord"thelengthandbreadthoftheState.OurChaplain-cyprogramisalsolargerthansomeRegionsandisactivelyparticipatingintheentireCAPprogramat
aU
levels.Our
BearFacts
hasemergedasasteady,dependablepublicationthatiswell-regardedaroundthenation.Butthat'snot
all.
OurSeniorprogramisactiveandmanyofyouarepar-ticipatinginItwhowouldnothavecon-ceivedofdoingsoInpastyears.Whileouroperationsexpertiseisstilluniqueandburgeoning,wearedelightedtonotetheemulationofmanyofirsfacetsbyotherwings-fromSARtechniquestopaperworkmanagemenl.Themostvisibleofthisistheflightclinicprogramwhichcontinuestograduatecompetent,dedicatedCAPaviatorswhosesubse-

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