2007—A Year in Review
2007– The Year of Building
By Major J.E. Carrales, CAP
The last item of business at the2006 holiday Party was to plan out theyear, by quarter, in a manner that wouldallow the unit to be both ambitious andflexible. The first item on that list, onethat carried itself over from one quarteron another was:
“Unit Goal: Attend all FirstQuarter DSAR activities”
For those too new to the unitand those that are outside supports of theunit, a “DSARex” is a
xercise. This iswhere a “mission base” is set up at onelocation and “staging areas” are openedthrough out the State of Texas. Thesesubordinate areas serve as “field training” sites while the mission base staff learn how to handle, mitigate andeventually address various loads of information.The finalized plans for the January 12-14 Distributive made at the 9 January 2007 meeting at CorpusChristi. Capt Leonard Saddler, Capt Bob Brecount and several cadets of Victoria Comp Squadron were in atten-dance. Aviators were to concentrate on Mission Observer and UDF activities. The DSARex provided our unitwith a sort of MORALE FUEL. The skies may have been gray that weekend, but the spirits were high.
“Unit Goal: Radio and Television work, Public Affairs work”
We Started 2007 with a return to
NEWS/TALK 1440 KEYS RADIO
, except this time in the morninginstead of the afternoon.On 5 January 2007 Capt Joe Pendergrast , joined by Cadet Christopher Villarreal and Cadet PhilipLozano, graced the airwaves of South Texas with a fewwords on the CAP Cadet Program.They were hosted by the very gracious Rev.Bob Jones and John Gifford of the
1440 Keys MorningShow
. Rev. Jones was the very honored guest speakerat the 2006 Holiday Party and had been an outspokensupporter of the unit.In fact, NEWS/TALK 1440 KEYS has beenan avid supporter of the Corpus Christi Comp Squad-ron since 2005 when the unit was in the RE-TOOLING stage. This includes the notable assistanceof other radio personalities such as Eric Von Wade andhis producer Adam Silva. The efforts of these indi-viduals, as well as those of KZTV Action 10 News ,insure that unit is well covered in the media.Finding an ELT somewhere on the woods, a noble pastime. (Left toRight) Then 2d Lt Mike Garmon, Maj. Fidel Alvarado, Cadet Ross,Cadet Lozano, Capt Leonard Saddler and Cadet J. Hatch.Radio Stars shine brightly over South Texas. In thestudio at NEWS/TALK 1440 KEYS, (left to Right)Rev. Bob Jones, Mr. John Gifford, Cadet P. Lozano,Cadet C. Villarreal and Capt J. Pendergrast.