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Florida Wing - Nov 1989

Florida Wing - Nov 1989

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Volume32No4
08001FLORIDAWINGCO""A'NDERNOV.1989
MajorGeneralE.E.HarwellandCol.R.LeightoncongratulateFloridaWingSeniorMemberoftheYear1988LtC.A.J.DonadeoatFloridaWingConference.SeePage5formorephotos.
1
 
AIRFORCELIAISON
LtC
DonaldHStalling.USAF
If
youhaven'theardalready,Col.RonHudak
has
movedonto
be
theDirectorofOperationsatHQUSAF-CAP.I'm
U
ColDonStallingsandit'sa
real
pleasureto
be
here
inOrlandoastheAFliaisontotheBestWmginCAP.I
can
alreadytellthisisgoingto
be
agreatassignmentandalotoffun.
So
far
I'veonlyhadtheopportunitytomeetyourWingCommanderandsomeoftheWingStaff--soon
I
lanto
be
aroundtheStateandhopefully
will
gettomeetmostofyououtinthefield.lustalittleaboutmesoyou
will
knowwhat/whoyou
are
dealingwith.Aftercollege-at,,.
Marshall
University,Huntington,WV,Ientered
the
AirForcelatein1969.FollowingOTSIcompletedPilotTrainingatReeseAFB,
TX
in
Dec
70.DrawingaT-39SABRELINERasmyfirstoperationalassignment,
I
had
tours
inColoradoSprings,Co:
NKP,
Thailand;andMaxwellAFB,ALeventuallylogging
2500
hours
intheairplane.
A
transfertoMcGuireAFB,Nltookmeoutofthe_cockpitforafewyearswhile
I
roadenedmycareerasaChiefof
Social
ActionsandHeadquartersSquadronCommander.Likeallofuswholovetofly,
I
oundmywaybacktothecockpitin1979andqualifiedintheC-14IAandBmodels,spendingseveralyearswiththe30th
MAS
asan
aircraft
commanderandsquadronexecutiveofficer.Mypromotiontomajorin1981took
me
outof
the
cockpitagainandsentmetoShawAFB,SC
as
the
airlift
plannerfortheRapidDeploymentForce.
Alas,
I
gainfoundmywaybacktothecockpitin1984asCbiefPilotandOperationsOfficerofthe18th
MAS
atMcGuire.
I
spent101daysof1985inHondurasas
the
USCommanderofAirliftForcesreturningtoMcGuiretobecomethe
Chief
ofSafetyandstayingcurrent
as
an
Aircraft
CommanderintheC-141B.Thepastyear
hasbeen
busyserving
as
ExecutiveOfficerofthe438thMAWatMcGuire,butagaintheytriedtokeepmeoutof
the
cockpit(youwould
think
theywouldlearn.)Wellhere
I
m
inOrlando,backonflyingstatusand
I
ouldn't
be
happier.Mywife
Barbara
andourdaughterVickie
will
be
joining
me
inafewweeksandhopefullyourhome
will
be
finishedsoon.We
are
all
excitedto
be
here
in
Florida
and
lookforwardtoworkingwithyouinthenear
future.
GatorCAPers
Gator
CAPers
is
anofficialmagazinepublishedbi-monthlybyFloridaWingoftheCivil
Air
Patrol.
HEADQUARTERS
FloridaWing,Civil
Air
Patrol8850BinnacleWayOrlando,Florida32827-5167
WINGCOMMANDER
Col.RichardLeighton
PUBLICAFFAIRSOFFICERCpt.
leanStockton
EDITORCpt.
ClintStocktonEditorialcopy
&
photographsshould
be
sent
to
FloridaWingHeadquarterstEDlTOR
Printed
by
Litho-Craft
Printe....Inc.Homestead,Florida
FLORIDAWINGCAPMAPFOR
1988.....
Correctedstatusofthe1988CAPMAPpositionsare:1stplaceGroupFour(2212points)2ndplaceGroupTwo(2052points)3rdplaceGroupEight(1872points)Inadvertently,twoothergroupswereiden-tified
as
achieving
runner
uppositionstwoandthree,andthe1988awardplaques
will
be
correctedandawardedtogrouptwoandgroupeightaccordingly.
HintoninGliderCPT.
Jim
Posr
USAF(left)andCadetCol.EricEspinoofthe
Miami
SpringsOptimistCadetSquad-ron(FLORIDA)poseinfrontofanF-J6CatMacDillAFBafteranorientationnight.
2'
 
HISTORYAWARDSCRITERIA
LtC.
ElizabethSedita
Who
didwhat,where,andinwhichareas,when
is
thequestionaskedof
all
Historians.Toexpediteand
ease
thetaskofansweringthesequestions,
the
followingoutline
has
beendevelopedfor
use
in
the
FloridaWing.This
format
fortheoutline
has
been
developedtocover
the
basicdataneeded.Youareencouragedtoamplifyasyou
desire.
lHSTORYAWARDS
1.
A
CertificateshallbetenderedtoeachunitsubmittingaHistory.2.ACommander'sCommendation
will
beawardedtotheunithistoriansubmittingthebesthistoryoftheirunit
CRITERIAFORlHSTORlAN
1.
Introduction
(5
points)a)HistoryofSquadronb)CharterNumbec)Date1January19_through31December19
d)
UnitPatchifapplicablee)
Picture
ofSquadronCommander(notabsolutely
necessary,
butnice)
2.Chronology(5
points)a)Dateb)Event
3.
Narrative
(20
points)a)Historyshallbewrittenasafactualnarrativebeginningwith1Januaryandending31December.b)Referto"SomeSuggestionsforBeginningaUnitHistory".4.Appearance(5points)a)~seleafbriefbinder3ring.b)Plainwhitebondpaper
85
x11inches.c)Typeifpossible.
(If
you
do
not
type
donotlet
this
stopyoufromsub-mittingahistory.Weneedyourhistoryandyou
will
be
eligible
ifIcanreadit.5.SupportingDocuments(10points)a)pictures,clippingsidentifiedastosource,date,identifiedastowhom,eventandetc.b)Unitnewspapercopiesattached.6.Deadline(5points)
SOMESUGGESTIONSFORBEGINNING
AHISTORY
LtC.
ElizabethSeditll
1·
So
you'vejust
beenmade
UnitHistorianandyoudon'tknowwheretostart!MySuggestion
is
thatyou
pickany
availablecurrentinfonnation,use
it
asa
foun<:I8tion
and
buildoniLForme,
the
easieststartingpoint
is
a
list';'
offactsand
figures.
If
one
is
notalreadyinbeing,beginwithanyor
all
ofthefollowing:NameoftheUnit-Hasitchangedor
has
it
always
beenthe
same.
NamesofcurrentCommanderand
staff
members.
NumberofSeniormembersandcadetsintheunitLocationofunit-meetingplace.Currentyearspecialactivityparticipants
lACE,
orothercadetorsenioractivitiesoutsidethe
local
area,
Include
National,Region
and
Wmgactivities.From
this
pointon,youhaveavarietyofJQSibilities.Youmayenlargeuponthecurrentunit,listing
the
missionsinwhichyou
have
participatedrecently,thespecialeventssuchas
parades,
OpenHouse.thebakesale,etc.,andnoting
any
unusualthingsabouttheunit(suchas
two
setsoftwins,multiple
membersfrom
the
samefamily,
threegenerationsofmembers,pastorcurrent,etc.Youmay
also
wishtodelveinto
the
historyof
the
unitbytalkingtotheoldermembersor
reading
unitpublications
or
local
newspaper
~
One
worthwhile
project
is
to
record
thewinnersofanyunitawardsortrophies.Occasionally,trophiesarelost,
and
toooften
the
listofwinners
is
lostwithitBymakingapennanentrecordintheunithistoryofthe
winners
foreach
year
or
award
period,
the
information
will
beavailable
if
iteverbecomes
necessary
to
make
areplacementtrophy.Yourunithistorycouldalsoincludethenamesof
the
Falcon,Spaatz,
Earhart
and
Mitchell
award
winners
inyoursquadron,aswellas
the
namesof
those
whohave
3
participatedinNationalSpecialJ\Ctivities.Seniorachievementsshouldbesimilarly
nmrded.
Wmg
and
RegionHistoriesshouldincludethewinnersofsuchthingsastheCadetandSARCompetitions,aswellasthe
names
ofRegionStaffCollegeDirectorsandprojectofficersforotherRegionactivities.The
dates
andlocationsofRegionconferencesandCommander's
call
should
also
berecorded.
Asquadron,
WmgorRegion
history
mightincludeinformationconcerningmemberswhohave
gone
ontopositionsofleadershipinhigherechelons.Didacadet
from
yoursquadronbecome
chairman
of
the
WmgorRegionCadet
Advisory
Council?DidyourWmgCommanderbecometheRegionCommander?Don'tbeafraidtoblowyourowntrumpet,
if
there
is
somethingtoblowaboutIfyourunit
is
anoldone,seekoutformermembersandrecordtheirmemories,preferablyontape.Ifyourunit
is
anewone,
try
tocreateacompletehistoryfromitsbeginning.Ifyourunit
does
nothaveascrapbook,youmightwanttostartone.
Pictures,
newspaperclippings,
programs
orinvitationsforunitevents,
and
othermemorabiliamakeinteresIingbrowsing
for
membersofyourunitorvisitors.Don'thesitatetoaskyourmembersfortheircontnbutions.Theymightjusthavesomeoldpictures
they'd
be
willing
to
donate-
originals
orcopies.
An
attention-gettermightbeaphotographof
the
unit'sfirstCommander,shownintheCAPuniformof
the
time.Yourjobasunithistoriancanbeasinterestingandproductiveasyoumakeit,
and
ifyouarelikeme,you
will
getabigthrill
when
youreceiveanunsolicitedlettercontainingphotographsofearlyCAPactivitiesorpiecesofCAPinsignia
which
havenotbeen
used
for
decades,
withthecomment:"I
was
going
to
throw
theseout,butIthoughtyoumightwant
them!"

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