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San Fernando Squadron - Feb 1999

San Fernando Squadron - Feb 1999

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Civil Air Patrol - California Wing
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PLANETALK
anuarycbruaryI
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.MajorThWhitemanAirportcontinutbeup-gradatarapidpace.quadrn35faciliti,l-
NEWSLETTEFIOF
SANFER/INDOSENIORSOUAOAOI3SUNITED
STATESAIRFORCE
AUXIUARY
CIVILAIRPATl'lOL
ChaIT'"
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91331
 
AWARDS
&
RECOGNITION
Wehaveanewmemberinourrank.HeisSe-niorMemberMikeLeiberman.Mikehasaterrificback-groundandmanytalentthatourquadrancanputtogood
us
e.GladyoujoineduMike.Wewanttocongratulateourlate
t
Form
5
PilotMajorSteveHuandLieutenantBrianStover.Waytogoguy.Weknowhowmuchworkyou
put
into
thi
achievementandweareveryproudofyou.Overthelasttwomonth,manyofourmemberhaveal
0
beinvolved
in
miionandCINactivitie.Thiiespeciallynoteworthyduringthehecticholidayperiod.AtourFebruarymeeting,LTCJimFrenchandMAlHalCrosknowerepreentedawardfortheiroutstandingworkwithCNmiion.InlateDecemberCapt.VernGibsonandCapt.EdStruckerespondedtoaearchmiionforamiingplane.Theyflewtheradarprofileandlocatedanoilslickin[heSaltonSea.Theirgoodwork
i
tobecom-mended..On3JAN1999wegotacallforwhattarredoutanELTmiion.Itquicklyturnedintoafindforadownedhelicopter.CongratulationtoMisionCoor-dinatorMajorMargotLeveque,totheaircrewconsist-ingofCaptainVemGibonandJoephSpahrandILTNikkiVaughan.Ofcoursethe
mi
sioncouldnothavebeencarriedoutwithoutthefineworkofthegroundteamwhichcon
i
tedoflLTWoodyMcCauleyand2membersofSquadron12.SpeakingofILTWoodyMcCauley,herecentlycompletedtherequirementforLevelIVandieligibleforthePaulE.GarberAward.Wecanall
be
proudtobelongtoaquadronthatconitentlyhas
0
manymemberparticipatinginthevariouCivilAirPatroleven.Squadron35haahi-toryofoutandingperformance.Wewanttokeepthathitoryaliveandwell.Therewereal
0
numerounewandrenewedEmergencyServicecardandratingiued.Weallknowthework
thar
isrequiredtoacquireandmaintaintheeratings.
Our
memberareupportingtheEmer-gencyServicesmiionofCAPandkeepingthemelves
in
topreadineformision.Again,weareproudand
Page2
wewanttokeepupthegoodwork.TheCivil
Air
Patrolianorganizationcompo
ed
ofprofsionalvolunteers.Wearegroundcrewmem-bers,radiooperator,
rnedi
aI
peronnel,pilot,andothers.Yes,we
are
professionalatwhatwedo.Sincewearehowever,volunteers,recognitionandcamara-derieareju
t
abouttheonlyformofpaywecangiveourmember.Wetrytomaintainourelveasatopnotchquadron.Ouraccomplihrnents,includingbe-ingWingSquadronoftheYearfor1998,arepartoftheevidenceofthileelofreadineandprofeion-alism.Byrecognizingouraccomplihmentsweareletting
all
ourmembertheirfamiliandothearoundusshareinourucceseandfeelthepridethatgoewithbeingamemberof
thi
organization.Recogni-tioni
a
mallthingtodo,butitis
a
BIGFORMOFPAYMENT.Wealsorealizethatmember'achivsuccee,
~--
onorsandawardthatyoureditorialboarddo
rro
hearabout.Theeachievernenmaybe
in-
oroutideoftheCivilAirPatrol.Weareaskingthatifyouhavereceivedornehonororreognition,orifyouknowofmemberwhohreceiveduchhonororrecognition,pleasletusknowathatwecanpublihtheinforma-tioninPlaneTalk.Pleasedonotthink,
if
youreportornegoodthingaboutyourselforafriendthatyouarebeingainorattemptingtoblowyourownhorn.Thiskindofpub-licityigoodforyouandgoodforthequadron.WewanttobSquadron-of-the-Yeareeryyear.Partofwhatmake
thi
poibleitheoutideworkofourmembers.Weneedtoknow.The
taff
and]wanttothankthoewhodosomuchworkinkeepingthesquadrontheattractivepiaethatit
i.
TheWednedayeveningG.l.partiesgoalongwayinkeepingthebase
in
hape.Extremelyhelp-fularethoewhocorneontheirownanddowork
be-
hindthecene.ManypeopleoutsideofSquadron35ueourfacilitybutfewoutsidershelp
in
aconcentratedwayinourefforttomaintaintheplace.Wetillhavealongwaytogoinsomeareas,butrestasuredthatthoeofyouwhodotheworkareappreciated.
BILTWoodMCaule;
===============
PLANETALK
January/February1999
 
YOSEMITEECHOES
A
matterofconscience
Iwouldliketobegin
thi
articlewithanapologyandexplanationformylackofpartici-pationduringthelastseveralweeks.
I
havebeeninvolvedinaninternshipatU.c.L.A.sincethe7thofDecember,
1998.
This
internshiphaincludedseveralovernighton-calldatesandatleasttwoofthese
call
occurredonmeetingnight.Al
0,
partofmyexplanationisthatIamjustout
f
practiceatputtingin
fifty-
to
i
ty-hurweeks.AnywayIamback,andyouwon'tbegettingridofmesoeasilyasthat.Duringmybelatedattendanceatour
quadron
clean-upsessionlatWedneday,
I
noticedthateveralgoodpeoplewerenotpresent.
This
mayhavebeenpurecoincidence.
I
havenotbeenatame
ting
incelateNovember,and
I
mayjustbemissingorneofourmembers.
On
thechancethattheabsenceofsomeofourfinecomradeisnotacoincidence,
I
eelledtocomment.IloveourSquadron.[havebeenwarmlyreceivedandmadetofeelagreatpartofwhatwearedoing.
It
eemstome,though,thatthereareasmanyreasonsforjoiningastherearepeoplewhojoin.Ihavebeenattendingmeet-ingforaImstayearnow,andIhaeseen.manynicepeoplecomeandgo.
It
trikesmethatdedication
i
primarilyamatterofconscience.Whatwe
will
acceptfromourelves,
is
onething.Wehavecompletecontroloverthat,oratleastwehavecontroloverourreactiontothewayoureverydaylifeimpactus.Whatwewillacceptfromotherseemstometobeanothermatter.Therehouldbemore
lee..
aygiventootherthanwewouldgivetoourselve.TheCivilAirPatrolhamanyimportantdutiesasignedandundertaken.Asaconse-quence,manyverydedicatedpeopleareneeded.Unfortunately,noteveryonewhocomethroughurdor
ha
thearnegoalsortimeconstraint.ItthereforebecomesamatterofconcienceastowhatwewiJlacceptfrompeoplelessdedicatedthanourele.Life,andC.A.P.trainingrequire-ments,willnecessarilyeliminatemanypoten-tiallyprductivemembers.What
I
..--~~~~_~wouldlikeforthisarticletocontrib-uteistoasurethatwememberdon'thelpeliminatelessdedicatedindividuals.
r
aythisastheChaplainandthe
un
olicitedadvocateforperonwithoutavoice.Wearealwaycomingintocontactwiththesealmatdienfranchisedindividuals.Youknowtheone,theydon'ttalkasmuchaorneofourmorevocalmembers,butthatdoesnotmeantheycan'torwon'tcontribute.IrememberornemonthbackthatwewerediscussinganewpaperarticlethatsomeonehadtakenoutdenigratingtheCivilAirPatrol.Irememberfeelingthepainandhurtthatweexperienced.
It
houldbeourgoaltoestablishabondthatbringsustogetherasabandofbroth-erandsister...asacommuni
ty.
AI
0,
asweareworkingtogetherasoneweshould
try
ashardaswecantorespectandprotectthefeeling
f
other.
It
shouldbeamatterofconsciencewithallofusthatwe"Dountootherswhatwewouldhaveothersdountous."
January/February1999
PLANETALK
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CaptainDavidCantrell,Squadron
35
Chaplain

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