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Florida Wing - Mar 2005

Florida Wing - Mar 2005

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Amomentofreflectionandcontemplationappearsinordernowthatsixmonthshavepastsincethechangeofcom-mand.Lookingback,thewinghasbeenfacedwithseveralchallengesthatrequiredagreatdealofteamworkandcoordi-nation.Yourcommandstaffandwingstaffhavediligentlyworkedonoureverydayprocessesinanefforttostreamlinethewaybusinessisconductedinthewing.Althoughmuchprogresshasbeenmade,westillhaveawaystogo.Afterallcontinuousim-provementisaprocessthatneverends.
Safety
TheSafetyDirectoratewasreorgan-izedinordertoplacemoreemphasisonflightsafety,safetycoordination,safetycommunication,safetyeducationandsafetyawareness.OnekeyfocusforourSafetyDirectoratewillbetofindeasierwaystoimplementanddocumentourcompliancewithcrucialsafetydi-rectives.
FlightOperations(OPS)
AlongwiththemergeroftheEmergencyServicesDirector-ateandtheOperationsDirectorate,theoldOperationsDirector-atehasrecentlybeenreorganizedintoaFlightOperationsBranchinordertomeetthedemandsofhigherexpectationsfromallourmembers.ThemergerandreorganizationofOperationsandEmer-gencyServiceswillprovidefocusonservingourexternalandinternalcus-tomersbyplacingemphasisonmembertraining,effectivemissionresponse,andaircraftmaintenanceproceduralissues.TheOperations60-1Supplementhasbeenrevisitedwithafocusonsafety,thelocalmember,andmissioneffec-tiveness.OnecomponentoftherevisitwastobetterdefinetheroleofmemberfurnishedaircraftwithrespecttotheirsafeusageonFloridaWingoperationalmissionssuchasMissionScannertrain-ingaswellascadetorientationflights.Priorityusageofcorporateaircraftwillstillbeinplace,butnotatthedemiseofaccomplishmentofthemission.Additionally,theaircraftmaintenanceprogram,includingtheSupplementto66-1,hasbeenrevisitedwithafocusonidentifyingwaysto
im-
provethewing'saircraftreadiness.Amorefocusedapproachtotaskmanagementthroughteamworkatalllevelswillhelpensureshorterdowntimeforouraircraft.
OperationsResponse(ES)
ThewingsuccessfullyrespondedtorequestsfromtheStateofFloridatoprovidehurricanereliefforfourmajorhurricanes.StateEmergencyManage-mentofficialssentbackpraiseforthededicationourmem-bersdisplayedthroughouttheresponse.Asaresult,FloridaWingwasrecognizedbytheUSAFSELRDO,whoissuedanexcellentratingforourannualemergencyservicesresponseevaluation.USAFofficialswerepresentfromstarttofinishprovidingguidanceandassistancewiththecoordinationbe-tweenStateEmergencyManagementandtheCAPNationalOperationsCenter.NationalHeadquartersrecognizedFlor-idaWingbyawardingaunitcitationforoutstandingeffortbyallofourmembersthroughoutthestate.TheEmergencyServicesDirectoratewasmergedwiththeOperationsDirectorateinordertoaddextraemphasisontraining,resourcetrackingandemergencyresponsetoAirForceassignedmissions.CarefulanalysisofthenewOpera-tionsResponseteam'sresponsibilitiesandtaskingsalongwithstrategicuseoftheGroupCommandstructurehasledtoanewpartnershipbetweencommandandstaff.Thispartner-shipwillbethefoundationuponwhichanincreaseinFloridaWing'smembershipwillbebased.Thesupplementto60-3(ESSupplement)hasbeenrevis-itedwithextraemphasisandfocusplacedonsafety,remov-ingredundantrequirements,andprocessorientation.
FloridaWingCommander
StateAgreement
TheStateAgreementwasrenewedforanadditionalyear.ThisagreementprovidestheFloridaWingwithmuchneededfundingfordaytodayoperationsinsupportoftheStateofFlor-idaDepartmentofEmergencyManagement.
2005FloridaWingConference
Allofthesechanges,alongwithloadsofotherveryvaluableinformationwillbecoveredduringournextFloridaWingCon-ferencewhichwillbeheldJune10through12,2005attheSheridanWorldResortinOrlando.Appropriately,thethemeoftheconferenceis"Comeflywithme!"Thisthemewasfirstconceivedafterreviewofthegoalsfortheconferencebytheconferenceplanningcommittee.Thegoalsinclude:fosterafunandcreativeenvironmentforeverymemberinattendance,andcontinuethetraditionofmakingtheFloridaWingConferencethepremieresocialeventforthewing.Thiswilltrulybeaneventthateverymemberofourwingcanenjoywhilelearningabouttheexcitingfutureofourwing.Ilookforwardtoseeingyouallthere!!
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PublicAffairsOfficersFLORIDAFACTSIspublishedquacterly,formembersandfriendsofFloridaWlng-CivilAirPatrol.
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theFloridaWing.Alllettersand/orarticlessubmittedaretheopinionsexpressedbytheauthorandarenotnecessaritythoseoftheEditO/·/P"blisher.TheEditor/Publisherreservestherighttoedit
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Deadlinesforsubmission10FWRlDAFACTS:
1January,1April,1July,1OctoberMaterialssubmittedaretobesentto:
Lt.Col.S.BuddyHarris,23343BlueWaterCircle,BocaRaton,FL33433Phone:561-338-3099FAX:561-338-4999Mobile:561-389-1419E-Mail:sbharris@att.net
SUPERBOWLAIRSPACEPROTECTIONMISSION
On6February'05,theNewEnglandPatriotsandthePhiladelphiaEa-glescompletedtheirfootballtrainingandwereat-the-readyforthebigday----
SuperBowlXXXIX.
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SuperBowlXXXIX'
attheAlltelStadiuminJacksonville,FL.,theFloridaWingoftheCivilAirPatrolwasalreadyintrainingtobeat-the-readyforthe
SuperBowlAirSpaceProtectionMission.
Planningmeet-ingswereconductedbe-foreThanksgivingastotherole,resourcesandresponsetheCAPcouldprovideaspartofthemulti-agencymissiongearedtoprotectingthe83,000footballfansinthestadium,2000addi-tionalteamplayersandteamsupportpersonnel,half-timeperformers,securityforces,volunteers,andtwoformerpresidents--GeorgeBushandBillClinton.Thefacttherewouldbe
140
millionTVviewersaroundtheworldmadethiseventapotentialterroristtarget.Capt.JohnMcWhorter,CAPFLWGChiefofHomelandSecurity[HLS]wasassignedtheleadonthismissionbyFLWGCommander,Col.JosephMar-tin.Capt.McWhorterinitiatedthemobilizationofpilots,radiooperators,slow-scancapableobservers,groundteams,logisticspersonnel,IncidentCommandstaff,trafficandpeoplecontrollers,andinformationspecialistson29November
'04.
AmissionOPLANwasdraftedandapprovedbyHLS.CAPwasas-signedresponsibilityforfulfillinga
5
1/2
daymissionintheGreaterJackson-villeareafrom2to7February'05.From2through4FebruaryeightteamswererequiredtomakeavailablethreeUrbanDetectionFinder[UDF]TeamswithCAPvansat-the-readyfor12hoursfrom10a.m.to10p.m.Asoftheeve-ningof4Februaryto7February,CAPwastoprovide24hourcoveragewithfourteamsandaircrewsworking12hourshiftsfrom6a.m.to6p.m.and6p.m.to
6
a.m.Maj.FrankHaas,Chief,GroundOperations,wasresponsibileforsched-ulingandrecruitingallUDFresourcesforthemission.Statewiderecruitingwascompleted,personnelreceivedtheirassignments,schedulesweredistributed,aircraftandvansweregiventheirspacelocationsatCraigAirportandtheNa-tionalGuardArmoryservedasthebilletingfacility.Thoughnotluxurious,itwasanticipatedmissionstaffwouldbesoexhaustedwhenrelievedfromtheirdutyassignments,thatthearmycotswouldfeellikeluxuryfoammattressbeds.1Lt.LeslieBallardrecruited,briefedandmadecadetsavailabletopro-videdrivingdirectionstoVIP'sinrentalcarsandlimousines,assistancewithbaggage,directingtrafficandpedestrianflow,andprovidingan"official"vis-ualpresence.LogisticstaskedfiveCivilAirPatrolCessna172and182aircraftand
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