VOLUME 2009, ISSUE 10
Inside this issue:
Upcoming Events &Calendar
News From Aroundthe North CentralRegion
The Happy MediumBetween OPSEC &Social Networking
September Special Open House
closer to attaining status asflight line supervisor.Cadet Staff Sergeant (C/SSgt)Kaleb White also participatedin the days' events on theground team that searchedEastern Iowa for the mobileELT, driven by senior mem-bers 2Lt Jessa Brace and LtMichael Irving.CLINTON IA The final SAREXof the fiscal year was held atthe Clinton, Iowa airport onSaturday September 12, 2009.CAP members from all aroundIowa gathered to participate inexercises which will ultimatelyhelp them to achieve their Emergency Services qualifica-tions so that they can respondif a plane goes down or a per-son goes missing.From the flight line to groundteams and air crews to missionstaff, members performedtasks to help locate missingpersons, ELTs and supportboth command staff and mis-sion crew in a variety of ways.Two of the Red Oak memberswere staffed on the flight linefor the day, working under flight line supervisor CindiWachholz of Algona, Iowa. "C/SrA Logan Taylor did an out-standing job marshalling theaircraft, being attentive to in-struction, maintaining proper courtesies and most impor-tantly keeping safety -front and center on theflight line," commentedLt. Wachholz of CadetSenior Airman Taylor.2Lt Jason Erickson alsoworked on the flight lineduring the SAREX, pro-gressing closer andribbon and shoulder cord.Senior member Jessa Bracewas recognized as havingcompleted all Level One re-quirements earning her a pro-motion to the rank of 2Lt andthe membership ribbon. Bracewas also recognized as havingearned Technician Rating andLeadership ribbon for her Ad-ministration specialty track andthe community service ribbon& one clasp for completing 150hours of community service.RED OAK IA The Red OakDetachment of the Civil Air Patrol hosted a special FallOpen House during its regu-larly scheduled cadet meetingnight on Tuesday September 29th. The event, held from6:30 to 8:30pm at the Red Oak Airport, featured a meet &greet time in the FBO as wellas a drill & ceremonies demon-stration conducted by CadetsKaleb White and Logan Taylor.
Lt. Col. Chilcote, Commander of the 072nd Des MoinesMetro Cadet Squadron, wasalso on hand for the evening'sactivities to present awardsand promotions as earned bymembers in recent months.Cadet Logan Taylor was rec-ognized as having reached Achievement Three, the MaryFeik Award, earning him apromotion to the rank of CadetSenior Airman (C/SrA). MaryFeik is is credited with becom-ing the first woman engineer inresearch and development inthe Air Technical Service Com-
mand‘s Engineering Division.
Cadet Kaleb White was recog-nized as having achieved theWright Brothers Award, a mile-stone achievement that placeshim in Phase II, the LeadershipPhase. This award earnedhim a promotion to the rank of Cadet Staff Sergeant (C/SSgt). Orville and Wilbur Wright were the firstpeople credited withcontrolled, sustained,powered, heavier-than-air flight. Cadet Whitewas also recognized asserving on the Cadet Advisory Council whichallows him to wear theCadet Advisory Council