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Florida Wing - Jun 2000

Florida Wing - Jun 2000

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01/31/2013

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WINGCONFERENCEISBIGGESTAND
BESTEVEIL
There'ssomethingmysticalaboutabridge,
and
more'than400membersandguestsattendingtheFloridaWmgConference-2000experiencedamagicalmomentwhentheycrossedthesecondbridgethatbroughtthemtoHutchinson
IsJand
andtheMarriottIndianRiverPlanta-
Standingroomonlyforthemorethan400attendees
of
theflorida
Wing
Conference2000in
the
GrandBallroom
at
the
Marriott's
IndianRiverPlantation.
oldfriends,toattachafacetothememberswereadaboutsofrequentlyandtocloselyinteractwithourNationalCommander,Brig.Gen.JamesBobick;guestspeakerU.S.ArmyMaj.Gen.BernardLoef-ike;ColJerryAngley,FloridaWing/USAFLiaisonOfficerandColJosephMeighan,Jr.,SoutheastRegionCom-mander.The'volcano'ofCAPfriendshipandfeelingsofCAPfamilyclosenesstrulyerupted.WingCom-mander,CoLAnthonyPinedaopenedtheSat-urdaysessioninthewellap-confer-tion.Pristinebeaches,an18holegolfcourse,13ten-niscourts,joggingtrack,3swimmingpools,exercise
gym-
nasium,sevenrestaurants,adancelounge,
all
locatedon
200
secludedacres,greetedthem.Notasinglememberhaddiffi-cultyfindingthistucked-awaypar-adisethankstothetraveldirections
~---------------------------------------------
ontinuouslypro-
vided
byWingCommunicationsOfficer,Capt.PaulBlystoneat'conferencebase'to
all
mobileradiousers.TheMarriottwasbookedsolidandmanylatereserva-tionmembers
had
tostayatoff-islandhotels.Drivingintotherotundatoregister,theatten-deeswerenotonlygreeted,bymagnificentlandscaping
and
royalpalmsswayinginthebreeze,butthenewBlanikCivil
Air
PatrolGliderthat
had
beenplacedondisplayattheentryway.Andthatwasonlythe
begin-
encecenter
with
a.packedGeneralAssemblygivingastandingovationtoC!2LtAnthonyJ.VianionhisreceivingtheBillyMitchellAwardfromNationalCommander,GeneralJamesBobick.ColMeighangreetedtheassemblagewithhisobservationthatFloridaWmgisnotonlythelargestinthenationbut
it
isalsothebest.''Thenumberofcadetspresentatthisconference
is
mostgratifyingsincethefutureoftheCivil
Air
Patrolisprincipallydependentontheyouth
in
ourorganiza-ning.tion."FridaynightprovidedtheopportunitytomeetGeneralBobickemphasizedthat
all
CAP
continued
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COMMANDER'S
COMMENTS
OurFloridaMajorBuddyHarrishasdonehisusualWingoutstandingjobofcollectingphotosandstoryConference-coverageabouttheFLWGConference-20002000wasare-tosharewithallofyouwhowereunabletosoundingsue-attend.Theseareinclusionsof
this
conferencecess.Iamgrate-edition.tothemem-AftercelebratingoursuccessesforthisofthepastyearandpresentingwelldeservedawardsFloridaWingtothosewhomadeithappen,itis
time
tosetstaffwhomadeoursightsonthefuture.Ourmembersareourthispossible,inmostimportantasset.AsunpaidprofessionalparticularLtvolunteerswe
try
tofulfillourmissionssafelyColMattandeffectively.SafetyincludesourmembersCOL.ANTONIOPINEDASharkey,Captandyourwellbeing,notjustaccidentpreven-
Florida
wing
Cononander
EileenParkertion.PreventionisalwaysthebestpolicyforandSharonTaylorwhotookcareofthemulti-airplanes,forvehiclesandforourmembers.tudeofdetails.OurattendanceincreasedthisSafetyDownDayshavebeenscheduledyear.IamgladthatsomanyofyoufromthroughoutthewingtocomplywiththeNa-throughoutthestatewereabletojoinus.U.S.tionalSafetyProgram.IbelievewehavemadeRepresentativeMarkFoleyandMajGenLoef-greatsafetystrides
this
year.fke,dynamicandimpassionedspeakers,hon-Now,wehavetofocusontheHumanoredusduringourbanquet.Relationspoliciesinourdirectivesand
im-
Wehavesomuchtocelebrate.Manyofproveourknowledgeoftheprocedures.oursquadronshaveenjoyedtremendousgrowthFLWGiscommittedto
full
compliancewithandsuccessthisyearanditismygreatestCAPpolicies,sowewillinvestigatecom-pleasuretorecognizethemduringourAwardsplaintswhereverandwhenevernecessary,butCeremonies.OurNationalCommander,BrigwithproperpreventionandattentionattheGenJayBobick,andtheSoutheastRegionCom-locallevelthiswon'tbenecessaryveryoften.mander,ColJosephMeighanJr.joinedusforIaskeveryunitandeverymembertotheweekend.ItisbecauseofyourfineworkatknowtheproperproceduresrelatedtoCadettheunitlevelthatFloridaWingearnssuchProtectionandcomplaints.Agoodplacetorecognition.GeneralBobickspokeatlengthstartisthenewDistanceLearningsectionofduringtheOpeningAssemblyabouttheorgani-theNHQwebsite.Irecommendyourfirstzationalreformcurrentlyunderway.YourGrouplessonbeaboutcomplaints.TheChainofCommanderswereabletomeetwiththeWing,CommandistheprimarychannelforresolvingSERegionandNationalCommandersduringacomplaints.
This
lessonwillhelpyoudecidespecialluncheonsession.whetheryourproblemrequiresimmediate
-
 
action,suchascadetabuse;
if
itshouldbehandledwithyourSquadronCorrnnander,orawrittencomplaintshouldbefiledwiththeInspectorGeneral.Everyonepleasereadand_partici-pateinareviewofCAPRegulation52-10,ourCadetProtectionProgram.Theentireregulation
is
onlytwopages,butitspellsoutexactlywhatactionsyoumusttake.First,themembersinvolvedmustbeimmediatelysus-pendedforviolationsundertheCadetProtec-tionProgram.ThisisaprotectivemeasureuntilCAPCorporateLegalCounseldeter-mineswhatactionwillbetaken.
It
isnotanindicationofguiltorinnocence.Veryspecificguidelinesexistfortheprotectionofallourmembers.Allcom-plaintsthatinvolvesexualabuse,discrimina-tionorcriminalconductmustbeimmediatelyreferredtotheCorporateGeneralCounselbycontactingme,yourWingCorrnnander.Noinvestigationsshalloccurunlessspecifi-callyauthorized.Idoknowhowdifficult
this
is.Weallwanttoaskquestions,togatherinformationandtodecideforourselves,BUTwecan't.Whentheseproceduresarenotspecifi-callyfollowed,youmayjeopardizetheout-comeoftheinvestigation.CAPmaynotthenbeabletotakeneededactioninanunsafesituation.ITyouinvestigateinthesecircum-stances,withoutbeingauthorizedorqualified,YOUbecometheviolator.Idon'twanttoseethathappentoanyoneofyou.WehaveanobligationtoprotectouryoungmemberswhoseparentspermitthemtoparticipateinourCadetProgram.Wepromisethatcertainguidelineswillbefollowed.WemustandshallkeeptbatpromiseineveryunitandforeverymemberthroughoutFlorida.Thesepoliciesareinplacetoprotectusall,includingyou.PleasealsoreviewCAPR50-16,CadetProgramManagementto
be
certainallmem-bersknowtheseresponsibilities.Anothervalu-ablelessonavailablethroughDistanceLearn-ingexplainstheroleoftheInspectorGeneral.OurCAPInspectorGeneralprogramismod-eleddirectlyontheAirForceprogram.TheIGhasseveralroles.Oneistocorrectweaknessesinourprogramandourprocedures.Forthisreason,inspectionsofallGroupsarecon-ductedregularlybyFLWG.Anotheristore-solveproblemsaffectingCAPmissions.TheIG'sjobistofmdthetruth.
Lt
ColKayCunninghamandhermanystaffmembershaveloggedagreatmanymilesandtelephonemin-utesinsearchofthetruth.Theireffortsandtheirprogramhavebeenspeciallyrecognizedatthenationallevel.Manyspecificrequirementsexistforre-solvingcomplaints.CAPR123-2outlinesanddefinestheprocess.Pleasebesurethatweallunderstand
this
regulation.Complaintsmust
be
inwriting,datedandsignedbythecom-plainant.Oneimportantrule,alltoooftenover-looked,isthetime
limit
of60daysfromtheoccurrenceforthefilingofacomplaint.Onlymembersmayfileorparents/guardiansmayfileonbehalfoftheirchildwhoisacadetmember.Furtherguidanceconcerningdiscrim-inationcan
be
foundinCAPR39-1.ThesearethedirectivesastheyexistinCAPandweareobliged,asmembers,tocomplywiththemunlessanduntiltheyarechanged.Pleaselearntherules.Thenabidebytherules.Wewillallbesaferandhappier.

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