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Los Angeles Squadron - Jan 1992

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Civil Air Patrol - California Wing
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LosAngelesCadetSquadron
138,
U.S.AirForceAuxiliary-CivilAirPatrol(PCR-CA-292)
FROMTHE
Top:A
CHALLENGE
We
start
offafreshnewearitheveralfresh.nefacesin
Los
AngelCadetquadron138.Eachonebringsnwstrengths.enthuiasmandideas
to
urprogram.andeahne
i
a
welcomeaddition
to
ourgrowinsquadron
"famil.
But
just
asimportantasrecruitingn\membersis
our
chal-lenge
t
retaincurrentmembers.Nationwide.apprimatel
80%
ofCAPcadetsdroputintheir
first
earalne;Ldliketothinkwehaveabettersuccessratethan
thai
inquadron
138.Lieuren-
nntColonelRichard
Sa.
Iis.CAP.
formerommander
of'LongBeachGroup7.neenoted
that
recruitinga
nev
mem
er
cannotbeconsidered
a
succe
unLiI
that
memberrneworthe
econd
year.That
i,
emadethe
commitment,
and
\1
eretainedhimasamember.
I
feelthatitisacontinuingchallengetoourseniorandcadetstafftokeepbothourweekimeetingsandactivitiesinteresting,excitingandchallenging.Inshort,areasontokeepcomingback.Westrivehardtodojust
that,
and
I'd
liktothink
th
t
we
uc-
ceed.Butitshouldal
0
be
a
challenge
(0
eachandverym
rnber
toencouraeourfellowmembers
to
attendmeetingsandpartici-pateinourmanyactivities.
I
challengeeachmemberofourquadron
138
famif
-of-ficers.cadets.cadetsponsors,andparents-
L
retainallurfinemembers,toencourageandsupporttheirmembershipandpar-
ticipation.It
benefitsnotonlythe
individual
member.butquad-ron138andallofCi
il
AirPatrol.
It
suptoeahone
0
us.
-LtCol
Charles
Wiest
JoiningtheeniorstaffofanexcitingiilirPatrolquad-ronlikeLosAngelesCadetSquadron
138
isrealla"hoot"forme-arealthrill.Helpingyouwith
y
ursuessinthquadronandinyourLaterlifeisanimportantparrofwhoIam.Although['mnewonyourSeniorRoster.I'estillbeenaroundabitAsasix-earoldItookm
rrst
rideinaarur-plus"Jenny"veralina.
Kan
as.ThatasaInglime
ag.
ineethen.I'velivedineleventatesand
tra
eledinall
fifty:
havedegreesfrom
fi
ecolleges,andbeenrdainedtothehris-tianministryforfifty-threeyears.ByparticipatinginthemonthlyMoralLadershipsin
y
u
are
fulfillingoneoftheconditionsofourad
ancement
inthequadron.Butmorethanthatbecomingawareofspiritualprinciplesisalmostprerequisitetoadvancementlaterinlife.Therules
that
govern
success
are
indispensable.Failuretolearnandobservethemoftenleadstosocialandpersonaltragedy.urMoralLeadershipdiscussionsinthetimesahead
will
en-compasssuchtopicsas:CommunityServiceTeamWork,He-roes.andLeadership.
I
illbelookingforwardtoyourthoughtsonthese
ery
timelytopics.
God
bless.
-ChaplainDavid
tewart
WELCOME
NEW
MEMBERS
quadron
138
continues
to
attractnewmembers
to
ourgrow-ingamil.
This
quarter.wewelcmeChaplain(Major)
Da
id
tewart
andCaptain
DeanThmas
whotransferredintoquad-ron138.We
also
proudIwelcome
nev
cadetsJohnColonCristal
Ibarra,
andRosalba
Ibarra.
Sisters
Crista!
andRosalba\ereofficiallworninduringourParents'Nighton31March.Whowillbethenextnewmember?Whowillrecruithimorherand
earn
aCadetRecruiterRibbon?
"Peoplewho
ay
ontop.whoarewin-ner.earafteryear.haveonethingincommon-awinningattitude.Theyknowthatcomplacencybreedsmediocracy...sotheyg;ve100percent.Theyalwaysarethebe
t
theycanbeandtheyneverspendtimethinkingaboutwhattheyshouldhavedonebecauseitstealsfromwhattheyveyettodo.-A.J.Foyt
My
SECOND
FAMILY
Ithasbeena
great
honortobeamemberofLosAngeles
Ca-
detquadron13.Ihavenoticedmanychanges
in
oursquadronthough,likemannewfaces.Someisitorshavevisitedonceandhavenevercomeback.ForotherslikeCadetAnthonyRios1
gu
youcansa
"It
wasloveat
first
sight'as
far
asA.E.andP.T.wereconcerned.Andeventhe
girls
ofthesquadron,likeCa-detLizzieArellano.enjoymeetingand
greetin
theirfriends!forme,1haeenjoedeverythingaboutthequadron,ItsLike
my
secondfamiJ•notconsideringthefactthatmymotherandmyfatheraretheCommanderandDeputyCommanderofthequadron.ThoughIhavetroubleinsomeareasofA.E.and
FirstQuarter1999
 
Squadron
138
Update
Page
2
P.T.,Iknowmyfellowmemberswilllookafterme.1knowthatafteramilerunsometimesevenmy
Flight
Commander,Lieuten-antTimPintwillaskmeif
I
m
doingallright.oriflneedcoun-selingoneoftheNCO'swill
team
meupwithanothercadetstudyingthechapter.
I
eaUywanttosaythat
I
thinkthissquadronistrulythebestandstandsoutfromalltheothers.
I
hinkweusealotof
team-
work,motivationandperfectionasfarasdrillingandlearning.Insideandout,hands-onandjustlearning,thissquadrondeserves
anoorah!!!
-c/AICStephanieMherian
EMERGENCYSERVICESCLASS
On
7
February,sixcadetsfromSquadron138attendedaone-dayin-troductiontoCivil
Air
PatrolEmer-gencyServices,conductedbyGillRobbWilsonGroup15attheWestCovinaCivicCenter.Theclass,taughtbyLtColCharlesWiest,cov-ered
the
CAPemergencyservicesstructure,policiesandproceduresCAPassistance
to
lawenforcementagenciesandresponsibilitiesofindividuaJmembers.Amongthe21studentsfromseverallocalunitsattendingtheclasswereSquadron138cadetsLizzieArellano,RobertHernandez,JackieLopez,StevenMarks,StephanieMherianandAnthonyRios.AftercompletingtheEmergencyServicesQuestionnaire(CAPF116)attheendoftheclassthecadetsqualifiedfortheCivilAirPatrolEmergencyServicesGeneralTraineeQualifica-tionCard.We
areawaiting
returnoftheapprovedcardsfromCaliforniaWingHeadquarters.
COMMUNITYSERVICERIBBON
OneofCivilAirPatrol'snewestserviceribbons,especiallyforcadets.istheCommunityServiceRibbon.Thisribbonisawarded
to
recognize60hoursofvolunteercommunityservicetoanynon-CAPorganizationoractivity.
A
fewcadetsinthesquadronhavealreadybegun
to
workto-
ward
earningthisnewribbon.Toqualifysimplybring
in
aletter(preferablyonthegroupsletterheadsignedbytheheadoftbeorganizationoractivitysupervisor,verifyingthedateandnumberofhoursyouhaveworked.Wewillplacethisletterinyourper-sonnelfileandkeepnackofhowmanyhoursyouhaveaccumu-lated.
APRIL
18-24
IS
NATIONALVOLUNTEER
WEEK
UNITEDWAYCAMPAIGN
LosAngelesCadetSquadron138hasbeenregisteredasalo-calUnitedWayagencyforseveralyears.WerecentlyreceivedthequarterlydisbursementfromUnitedWay.andreceivedatotalof$loogenerouslydonatedbyLtColMartinLedwitz.USAF(Ret.)our
former
USAFReserveAssistanceOfficer,CaptainLeslieSuderno,andCadetSponsorMemberAnnetteRojas.Oursincereappreciation
to
all
three
fortheircontinuingsupportofthefineprogramsofSquadron138.
If
you,yourfamilyorfriendswouldliketoparticipateintheUnitedWaypayroll
deduction
programtosupportSquadron138we
are
registeredas
Los
AngelesCadetSquadron138.CivilAirPatrol:theagencynumberis42642.Yourdonationsare
tax
de-ductible,anddirectlysupportthecadetsandactivitiesofSquad-ron138.Alldonationswill
be
greatlyappreciated.Anyquestions
about
UnitedWayshould
be
directedeithertoourfinanceofficer,CaptainLeslieSudemo.orsquadroncom-manderLtColCharlesWiest.
CADETPROGRAMCHANGESDUESOON
In
thenextfewmonths,CivilAirPatrolwillintroduceseveralnewchanges
to
theCadetProgram.Thechangeswilltakeaffect
a
monthafterthenewCAPRegulation52-16,CadetPrograms,arrives.Among
the
upcomingchangeswill
be
thedroppingofthegradeofCadetFlightOfficerandtheadditionofCadetSeniorMasterSergeantandCadetChiefMasterSergeant.FollowingtheU.S.AirForceex-ampleCadetSergeant
will
be
renamedCa-detSeniorAirman.Therewillnow
be
atotalof16achievementsintheCadetProgram;thenewAchievement8namedafterastronautNeiJ
A
Armstrong,willfollowtheGoddardAchievement.Phase
I,
theLearningPhase,wi
II
includeachievements
1
through
3·
Phase
IT
theLeadershipPhase,willincludeachievements4through8·Phase
ill
theCommandPhase,willincludeachievements
9
through
II'
andPhase
IV,
theExecutivePhasewillincludeachievements12-16.Therewillbenewaerospaceeducation
re-
quirementsforPhases
m
and
IV.
There
will
beawrittenessayandspeechrequiredforachievements
8
and16.ToreceivetheEakerAwarda
cadet
mustattendCadetOfficersSchool,aRe-gionLeadershipSchool,orcompleteECl
13
correspondencecourse.
GROUP
15
COLORGUARDWINS!
ArecordninecadetcolorguardsfromthroughoutCaliforniaWingcompetedinthe1999color
guard
competitionheId
at
CampSanLuisObispoon13-14February.Eigh.toftheIIgroups
in
CaliforniaWingfieldedcolor
guards.
aswellasthe1998CaliforniaWingcolor
guard.
NamedthewinnerwasthecolorguardfromGillRobbWilsonGroup15,commandedby
C/
 
Page3
Squadron
138
Update
MSgtMelissaMueller.FlagbearerwascrrSgtKatieMueller:guardswere
C/SSgt
SeanHalbertandc/SgtDandreBrown.Colorguardadvisor
was
IstLtJulieMueller.Competingfortheirecondyear
at
thewingcompetition.
the
cadetsarefromCableCompositeSquadron25inUpland.,BothIandmycolorguardwerequiteexcited!'declareder-geantMueller.Weknewwedidwellbutwealsoknewthattheotherteamsdidequallywellsowereallywerentsureonourplacing.'Shecontinued,'Ithinkthisyear'scompetitionwasre-allyagoodone.Itwaswellrun.andwehadagoodtumout
It
wasvery
fair,
andmecompetitionwasstiff,whichmakesit
fun
andhard
at
thesametime.Ipersonallyrespondbetterwhenthecompetitionisstiffer.Forthefirsttime,theannualcompetitionwasheldinconjunc-tionwiththeCadetProgramsConference,whichcertain]ac-countedforthelargenumberofenthusiasticspectatorsonthesidelinesduringmedrillcompetitiononundayafternoon.
As
theirfirstofficialduty,thenewly-namedCaliforniaWingcolorguardpresentedthecolorsattheopeningoftheCadetBallonundayevening.Laterinmeevening,ColonelBryonBrammer.CaliforniaWingCommander,congratulatedthecolorguardandpresentedaplaquetothem.Thepurposeofthecolorguardcompetitionisto
test
theca-detsperformanceinallareasofthecadetprogram.TIletwo-daycolorguardcompetitionincludeda50questionwrittentestonleadershipknowledge,atimedmilerununiforminspectionand
drill
performance.TheGroup9colorguard(AntelopeValleyCa-detSquadronIS)finishedfirstinthemilerun;Group7(LosAlamitosCadetSquadron153)scoredhighestinthewrittentes.Group15(CableCompositeSquadron25)placedfirstinthein-ranksinspection;andGroupII(SantaMariaCompositeSquad-ron30finishedfirstinthedrillcompetition.Teamscoresforeachareaofthecompetitionwerecalculatedtodeterminethewinningcolorguardandtheoverallranking:IPlace-Group
15;
2ndPlace-Group7')"'Place-Group9'4
111
Place-roup
J
I;
5111
Place-CaliforniaWing1998ColorGuard'6
111
Place-Group3;
7th
Place-Group23'8'"Place-GroupI;9ihPlace-Group18.Individualhighscoreswere:fastestmilerun:AndLeman(Gp9)-highestscoreon
w
rrittentest:tieJeremyVanderhal(Gp1)andGrantHenniger(CAWG)ChiefjudgeforthecompetitionwasLtColMikePrusak,USAF.CaliforniaWingLiaisonOfficer.AssistingbimwereUSAFReserveAssistanceOfficersLtColMarlandChowandMajorNealThomas.ProjectOfficerwasMajorGarnileMherian.CAP.Whenaskedtheinevitablequestionaboutthesecrettotheircolorguardssuccess.SergeantMuellerrespondedBasicallyoursecretisthatwewerejustaclosetearn.Weveallbeenreallyclosefriendsformanyyears.andwelistenandrespecteachother.notjustthecommander.Thesecretisrespect.andsome-timesit'shardwhenyouarefriends,butsinceweallrepecteachother,wealllistentoeachothers'ideas.notjusttelleachotherwhattodobutaskanddiscuss:'CongratulationstoaUthecolorguardsthatcompeted.-LtCol
CharlesWiest
MODELROCKETRY
ThecadetsofSquadron138areinthefinalcountdownofamodelrocketryprogramconducted
by
CaptainDeanThomas.Thishands-onactivityisdesignedtosupplementtheregularaerospaceeducationprogram.CaptainThomas
began
theprogramwitha
talk.
onthehistoryoftheUnitedStatesspaceprogram,illustratedwithexquisitemodelsfromhiscollection.UnderCaptainThomas'tutelage16cadetsbuiltEstesAlpharocketson14March.Atthesquadronmeetingon24March.MajorGamileMheriansu-pervisedthecadetsastheybuiltAlkaFujirockets,poweredbyAlkaSeltzertablets.Afewofthepaperrocketsactuallymanagedtoliftofftheparkinglot!WehopetolaunchtheAlpharocketsinMaytoconcludetheprogram.WeIIreportthefmaJresultswithphotosinthenextissueof'Squadron138Update".Followingasuccessfulrocketlaunch.tbosecadetswhohavecompletedalltherequirementswillbeawardedtheCAPModelRocketrybadgewhichcanbewornontheleftpocketofmeblueserviceuniform,
ANNUALCABLEAIRSHOW
NinemembersfromSquadron138participatedattheannualCableAirportAirshow.Forawelcomechange,theweatherco-operatedandremainedclearandmildfortheweekend!TheSquadron138cadetsjoinedcadetsfromseveralothergroupstosupporttheairshow,providingcrowdcontrolandsecu-rityonthe
flightline,
CableCompositeSquadron25,headquar-tered
at
CableAirport.wasthehostCAPunit.
NON-COMMISSIONEDOFFICER'SSCHOOL
On
19-21
March,crrsgtAnthonyRios,Squadron138'sFirstergeantattendedtheCaliforniaWingNon-CommissionedOfficersSchoolCOS),heldatMarchARB
in
Riverside.HejoinedotherCivilAirPatrolcadetsfromthroughoutSouthemCalifornia
to
gain'handsonexperienceininstructionalmeth-ods,drillandceremonies,colorguardandmanualoftheguidon,andNCOresponsibilities.NCOSisthesecondstepintheCaliforniaWingCadetProgramsIntegratedLeadershipProgram(ILP),followingBasicadetSchoolseeaccompanyingarticle).
BASICCADETSCHOOL
GillRobbWilsonGroup15conducted
its
biannual
Basic
Ca-detchoolon26-28FebruaryattheNavalWeaponsAssessment

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