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Parkersburg Squadron - Jan 2010

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The Primary Missions of Civil Air Patrol “Serving the US, WV and the Mid-Ohio Valley for over 60 Years”
Emergency ServicesCadet ProgramsAerospace Education
January, 2010 Issue 17
County honors Harmon forservice
By PAMELA BRUSTpbrust@newsandsentinel.com PARKERSBURG - Col. Ron Harmon, who has devoted many yearsof service to the local Civil Air Patrol, was recognized by the WoodCounty commissioners when he was honored with a Spirit of WoodCounty Award."We serve about 26 cadets right now, plus the seniors, for about 66total. We get new members about every two weeks. We've beenworking on the building, the biggest obstacle has been stabilizingthe roof. We have done a lot of Homeland Security work for thestate, on roads, bridges, doing aerial photography. We participatedin a search mission in November, a Texas aircraft flying to Virginiathat went down. It was found near Rainelle," Harmon said.He said the group isplanning an educational tripto Wheeling JesuitUniversity where thoseinterested in aerospacetechnology can participatein a project."We've had three cadetsachieve the highest awardpossible in the CAPprogram. It is administeredby the Air Force. We havea cadet in the Air ForceAcademy with a fullscholarship. We have a female cadet in the Naval Academy. Wehave a cadet in the Army in Texas in a security position. We have anew young group every four years. They are processed through,leave at 18, so we rebuild every four years," he said.
This Issue Senior Profile
: Randy Ankrom
: Senior Member
Sqn. Position
: Assistant SafetyOfficer
Small Bio
: I grew up on a farmin Noble County Ohio nearSenecaville Lake. It was thefamily farm purchased by myfamily in 1880. I have never feltright since I moved off the farm.My heart is still in raising hogs.I graduated from OhioUniversity with BS inmechanical engineering. I amnow a mechanical engineer atDuPont. My job duties aremainly safety and environmentalwork.In 1975 I married Linda Steel.We are still married 34 yearslatter. My wife is a chemicalengineer at DuPont. We havetwo grown daughters. Theoldest daughter is a chemicalengineer and works for Merck doing drug research. She alsosupplied us with two grandsons,ages 1 and 4. Our youngestdaughter is in her last year of vetschool at OSU.
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County honors Harmon for service cont.
The CAP also works with the Federal Emergency ManagementAgency which provides course training to area emergencyresponders."The leadership provided by the senior officers of the local CivilAir Patrol is very impressive. The cadets are very energetic and it'sa good program. We wanted to recognize your efforts," commissionPresident Rick Modesitt said.Commissioner Blair Couch presented the Spirit of Wood CountyAward to Harmon."We wanted to recognize Col. Harmon for his hard work,achievements and accomplishments on behalf of the county," Couchsaid.The commissioners also contributed $7,500 to the Civil Air Patrol."We know you are out there working hard, and we wanted torecognize your efforts," Couch said."We try to stretch every dollar to make it go a mile, I reallyappreciate this," Harmon said.
Senior Profile Cont.
I am a member of Christ UnitedMethodist Church in Marietta. Iwas the junior high Sundayschool teacher for 15 years. Imoved on to the lead our annualweek long work camp fordisaster relief.My hobby is shootingsports. I am a 4-H shootingsports instructor for rifle andpistol. I was able to mergeworking with youth andshooting.I joined the CAP in July 2009. Ialways thought you had to be apilot to join. I finally checkedinto it, and here I am.My Favorite Quote: "If you don'tthink you'll like the answer,don't ask the question".
What is good for motion sickness?
Motion sickness is due to the physiological deviation from "normal" conditionsthe body and brain are wired for. Susceptibility varies. Most agree that youwant to eat something prior to flying. Empty stomach = no breakfast = nonutrition = makes it worse.But there are several universal factors such as hydration, no alcoholconsumption prior to flying, and certain physical positions to avoid. Turningyour head to get something in the back of the airplane at the same time thepilot enters into a turn is one example of what NOT to do.There is no "one stop" shop quick cure. Some things help certain people alittle. Ginger has been found to have the best results with fewest side effects incounteracting motion sickness. Crackers work for others.The military teaches one universal method: flight time. The more time in theair, the more time your body rewires itself to be less sensitive to it.You're not aircrew until you puke. Don't let it discourage you. Puke and getback up in the air!
Ground Teams
Optional Personal Support Equipment - Not required, but recommended
2 - Antihistimine, 25mg Benadryl 2 - Bouillion cubes1 - Extra leaf bags 1 - Extra water container1 - Foam pad 2 - Food, non perishable1 Gaiters 1 - Rain cover, pack 1 - Sterno or stove 1 - Sunglasses, 97% UV protection1 - Trail Snacks 1 - Water purification tabs
Regulation Spotlight
This regulation establishes procedures for processing claims by Civil Air Patrol(CAP) members and units for costs incurred while participating inreimbursable missions. It applies to all CAP personnel involved in thesubmission and review of CAP mission reimbursement vouchers. Allreferences to “wing” also apply to a region when the region is the unitresponsible for the mission reimbursement.
http://members.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/R173_003_BE7CCE2DDCDB B.pdf  
Have you taken several FEMAICS/ IS courses (100, 200, 300,400, 700, & 800) only to wonderwhere does CAP fit in? Take theFEMA IS-809 online course andfind out! Go to the below link totake the course. It only takes 30minutes to complete.FEMA IS-809 - EmergencySupport Function (ESF) #9 –Search and Rescue Although it did not tell meanything I did not know aboutCAP, it did feel good to see ourname and mission spelled outfor our SAR brothers and sistersto see. It will help youunderstand our role in ournation’s emergency planning,response and recovery efforts.1
LT VelezParkersburg CompositeSquadronDeputy Commander

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