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Los Alamitos Squadron - Apr 1998

Los Alamitos Squadron - Apr 1998

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Civil Air Patrol - California Wing
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CAP
Squadron
153
aU.
S.
Air
ForceAuxiliaryCivil
Air
PatrolnSquadron
153
oCharterNo.
04345
THEVIEWFROMTHE
INKWELL
MySONJUSTPASSEDTHE
3
YEARMARKWITHCIVILAIRPA'TROL.ONLY
2
OFTHOSEYEARSWEREASANOFFICIALMEM·BEROFTHECADETPROGRAM.THEFIRSTYEAR.HEWASTOOYOUNGTOJOINBUTWEMADETHETREKEVERYWEDNESDAYAt-fYWAY.HEWASA"MASCOT"ANDWASALLOWEDTOOB-SERVEMOSTOFTHESQUADRONBASEDACTlvfTIES.AFTERJOININGANDEARN-INGTHERIGHTTOWEARTHEUNIFORM.
rr
TOOKHIMAWHILETOFIGUREOUTTHATCIVILAIRPATROLWAS"SOMETHINGTODO"ASWELLAS"SOMETHINGTOBE
t
HOWEVER,ONCEHEDUGINTOTHECADETPROGRAM,WEWEREBOTHAMAZEDATTHEBR&\DTHANDDEPTHOFTHEPROGRAM.IHAVEALWAYSBEENINTERESTEDINAVIA'TlONANDMYSONANDIHAVEFORMEDA"PARTNERSHIP"OFSORTS.ITHASBEENANOPPORTUNITYFORHIMTOLEARNANDFORMETOTEACHHIMHOWTOLEARN.OFCOURSE.
rr
ISPOSSIBLEFORACADETTOEXCELINTHEPROGRAMWITH·MINIMALPARENTALINVOLVEMENT.HoEVER.WHENPAR'ENTS
DO
BECOMEIN·VOLVED,ITSARICHEREXPERIENCEFORBOTH.
L.
w.
$TEWART
Hewhosaysthattimetravelisnotpossiblehasnottakenthetripthat
I
avejusttaken.When
Iboarded
thejet,
I
knew
that
it
wasgoing
1-&------------,..
totakemetoSouthCarolina;but,
I
didn'tknowthat
it
wasalsogoingtotakemeback
in
time!Iwashavingawonderfultimevisitingrelatives,andenjoyingthegreencountryandslowerpacewhichputLosAngelestoshame.Onenight,mybrother
in
lawand
I
madethe
1
1/2
hourdrivetovisittheAikenCompositeSquadron.Allduringthevisit,
I
wasshocked--notatwhat
I
wasseeing,butthat
I
wasvisiting
OUR
Squadron
F--==--===--=--=~==9
asitwas
ten
yearsago.TheSquadronmeets
in
aNationalGuardfacility.Therewerenoflagsorsignspostedoutside,thebuildingwaslockedanddark.After
making
suchalongjourney,wemadeagreaterefforttofindthesquadron.Wefoundanopendoor(thatwassup-posedtobelocked),andfoundthemhiddendeep
in-
TheViewfromthe
Top
sidethebuilding.Aswewalked
down
alonganddarkhallway,thecadetcommanderrushedtomeet
the
intruders,
and
wasvisiblyrelievedtoseeaCAPuniform.Nextcamethe
se-
News
&
Views
HOWDOIGETONCADETSTAFF?
By
CllLT
Mark
A.
Wong
Manyofyou,thecadetsinSquadron
153,
are
won-
deringhowtogetonthecadetstaffofoursquadron.Well,I'mgoingtolayoutsomehintsandtipsastohowtoachievethatgoal.Firstly,however,I'mgoingtostatethat
it
requirestime,effort,and,
especia
lIy,dedi
cation
andmotivation.Therearetwo
kinds
ofcadetstaff:linestaffandsupportstaff.LinestaffconsistsofFlightSergeants,theFirstSergeant,andFlightCommanders.Tbeexecutivestaffisoftenincludedinthe
list
oflinestaffmembers,whichincludesthecadetEx-ecutiveOfficer,theDeputyCadetCommander,andtheCadetCommander.SupportstaffincludespositionssuchasSupplyNCO,AerospaceEducationNCO,EmergencyServicesNCO,etc.Ifyouwantasupport
InThisIssue:
CIFOLauraSkulir
ma<e5
inspectionrooodson
two
v.neelsen4July1998
nior
memberwhohadopenedthemeetingonbe-halfoftheabsentSquadronCommander,andnowhadtogoelsewhere.Hegaveusawarmwelcome,andpro-ceeded
totell
usofthe
joy
hewasexperiencingasarela-
(Continuedonpage
7)
TheViewfromtheInkWeI/-TheView
from
theTop-TheCommanderReportsNews
&
Views-CadetsandSeniorsSound
Off
How
to
getacadet
qstafF
position
t
(Colllinul!d
011
page2)
1
1
11
 
Navigator
I
News&Views(cont'd)
I
tionaryWarandtheWarof
L_---------------------'-
1812.WiththearrivaloftheCivilWarandtheLincolnadministrationtheruleschanged.Afterthefirstyearofthewarin1862thewarhadlostpopularitywithwhitesintheNorthandthenumberofex-slavewould-besoldierswasrising.OnJuly22,1862Lincolngav_e_in_an.d....presentedthe--:---Emancipation
u(Duringth~
Proclamationandblacksoldierswere
CivilWar)_
allowedtojointhe
179,00'1
B](lck
military.
soldiersservedin
Withsuchgood
theArmy,
a:
nd
:~:e:!lf:1~~~19,0()Oserve~in
capacityinnotime.
theNiivy.40,OOO
Negroesfrom
Blacksoldiefs
SouthCarolina,Tennessee,andMassachusettswereJommgthe....."/__...._.......
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII_
Army.Stilltherewerepeopleneeded.FredrickDouglas,acivilrightsac-tivist,encouragedblackstojoin,infacttwoofhissonsjoinedthemilitaryservices.179,000BlacksoldiersservedintheArmy,and19,000servedintheNavy.40,000BlacksoldiersgavetheirlivestotheUnion,30,000ofwhichwasattributabletoinfectionanddisease.BlackwomenwerenotallowedtodirectlyjointheArmybutpeoplelikeHarrietTubmanservedasnurses,scouts,andspies.Eventhoughnowblackswereallowedtoservetheircountrytheywerestilldis-criminatedagainst.
In
theNorthdiscriminationwasex-cessive.Becauseofthisprej-udiceblackswerenotusedextensivelyinbattle.TheystillservedinsuchbattlesasMilliken'sBend,LA;Port
(Continuedfrompage
J)
staffposition,itisbesttoletthecadetstaffknowthat.Showyourinterestinthatarea(suchasAE,ES,orsupply)andyoumayjustgetthejob.SupportstaffpositionareusuallygiventonewNCO's(orhighlymoti-vatedC/Airman'sand
CIN
1C's)togivethemsomestaffexperiencebeforemovingontoalinestaffposition.Togetalinestaffjob,ittakesquiteabitmorework.Ihighlyrecommendthatyouat-tendCAWGeventssuchasen-campment,Non-Com-missionedOfficerSchool,WatsonvilleFly-
In,
andDrill
&
CeremoniesSchool.Also,showingyourmo-tivationatthesquadronmeet-ings(bytheway,Foxhuntsareconsideredmeetings)andactivi-tiesisanothergoodwaytogetalinestaffjob.Showingyou'reacompetentdriller(meaningyoucandrillaflightwell)andthatyouknowtheuniformmanualalsohelps.Anotherthingthathelpsis"showinginitiative."Now,whatdoesthatmean?Well,theU.S.MarineCorpshasasaying,"Itisbettertoaskforforgivenessthanforpermission."Thismeansthat
if
youseesomethingneedstobedone,orthinkofsomethingthatcouldbedonetohelptheeventoractivityorsomebody,youshouldjustdoit.Then,later,ifyouwerewrong,it'seasiertosay,"I'msorry"thantosay,"Well,Ithoughtaboutdoingit,butdidn'tknow
if
Ishouldornot,soIdidn'tdoit."Showthecadetstaffthatyouarewillingtodothingsonyourown,withouthavingtobetold.Thatisabigpartofbeingselectedforcadetlinestaff.Thelastthingthathelpsyoutogetonlinestaffistopromote.
It
1S
verydifficulttogiveaCadetAirmanaflightsergeant'sjob.It'smucheasiertogiveittoaC/SGTor
CI
SSGT.
It
isyourresponsibilityanddutyintheCAPCadetPro-gramtopromote.Ihopethishelpsallofyouaspiringcadetstaffmembersouttherefigureoutwhatyouneedtodotoachieveyourgoal.
+
BRIEFHISTORYOFTHECIVILWARANDTHEBLACKSOLDIER
-gaveihi!irlives;to---
'the.-Uitioit'"'""
(Continuedonpage3)
ByC/SSGT
LarryStewartTheCivilWarhadthreemaincauses.TheywereSlav-ery,economicdevelopmentsintheUnitedStates,andtherightsofstatesvs.theFederalGovern-ment.ThesouthernstatesofTexas,Arkansas,Mississippi,Alabama,Florida,SouthCar-olina,NorthCarolina,Virginia,andLouisianasecededfromtheUnionin1861.Theybelievedthatthesouthernstatesshouldbethemastersoftheirownfateandthatastrongcentralgovern-mentisabadidea.Alsotheybelievedinandpracticedslav-
ery.
Irecentlyreadabook,
"Which
Way
Freedom",
whichconcentratesontheslaveryas-pectoftheWar.Obi,themaincharacterofthestory,becomesaUnionsol-dierafterescapingfromaCon-federatecampinSouthCarolinaneartheportcityofCharleston.AlthoughObiwasn'tawareofit,whenhejoinedthe
Army
hewasapartofHistory.BeforetheCivilWarNegroeswerenotpermittedtojoinanyofthemili-taryservicesbecauseitwasthoughtthattheywereaninfe-riorrace.Bethatasitmay,blacksstillservedintheRevolu-,
2
 
Navieator
News&Views(cont'd)
FromMay22ndthroughMay25th,CaliforniaWing(CAWG)CadetProgramssup-portedtheWatsonvilleAntiqueFly-In.CAWGCadetPro-gramshasbeenhelpingouttheWatsonvilleorganizingcom-mitteeformorethan20years,andhasearnedanoutstandingreputationwiththem.Thisyearwasnodifferent.Officerisacadetofficerinchargeofthequartersandbuild-Normally,CAPpersonnelings.AlloftheadministrativearehousedinsideaCaliforniatasksfellontheCQstaff,asArmyNationalGuardArmory.wellastheresponsibilitiesforThisyear,however,theNa-maintainingthemessareas,thetionalGuardhadtwoM-1-1PsleepingareasCQfunctioncanMainBattleTanksparkedin-andshouldbeorganized.TosidetheArmory,soweallmakeeffectiveuseofstaffper-campedoutintentsprovidedbysonnel,theyshouldhaveclearthe
U.S.
Army.CAPhadthreedutiesandobjectives.
In
addi-Anotherunfortu-mainareasoftents:oneareationtotheorganizationallessonsnateperiltheNe-r---,--_h_a_d_tw_o_G_P_-_edi_'
lllS_,
_th_e_sec_---'--1_lea--,rned,heaircraftwereinter-groeshadtofacgesting,thefoodgood,andwasthehorror;Itherotationsactuallyhap-thatawaitedthe
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Everyweekendawon-whites.That'sthehistory
0
%derful
thing
knownasat-thebeginningofthemod~tendanceissupposedtobeblacksoldier.'-;m~iiiiiiiliii!iiiiil~~~i!.iiiii!i~ii'iiiiiii~~Sl1~~,.':tumed
in
totheFirst
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l'
ndar~ha;two~P-Medi:Sergeant,XO,andCadetCom-mander.Ihaverequestedthe1998
WATSONVILLE
andtwoMessTents,andtheattendancesothatIknowwho
FLY
-INthirdareahadfourGP-showsupandwhodoesn't.MediumsandtwoMessTents.Latelythishasnotbeenhappen-AGP-Medium
is
acanvastenting.Theorderofattendancethat
is
approximately20feetbygoesfromelementleaders,40feet.AMessTent
is
approx-guide,flightsergeant,flightimatelyhexagonalandabout15commander,andup.Everyonefeetacross.Thesetentshousedknowswhomtocallbutitjust306CAPpersonnel,includinghasn'tbeengettingdone.Somethecadets,theseniors,andtheoftheexcusesare"1forgot","1cadetstaff,aswellasaCQwasn'thome",andetc.IshowstationandanOperationstent.uponWednesdays,andhavenoFrommyperspective,asacluewho'sgonnashowup.AndCQOfficer,Ilearnedalotofeverytimetheissueisaddressedlessonsabouthowan.ACQ
(Continuedfrompage2)
Hudson,LA;Petersburg,VA;andNashville,TN.Ofcourseyoucouldn'tforgettheassaultonFortWagner,SouthCar-olinawhichwasshown
dramat-
ically
in
the
film
Glory.16blacksoldierswereawardedtheMedalofHonor.
".
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_-
..
"
"AnOlher>unfor-tun
ate
periltileNegroeshadtofacewasthe.."o~rorsthat....waitet!lhemw~retheytobe
~.apt~te1-hy
II
e
_(!pnfeqgracy."
+
ATTENDANCE
By
C/ILTMarkWong
(Continuedonpage4)
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