Our recent exercise was a great success, thanks to the Carlsons.And it was fun. How often do you get to fly low and slow overopen Florida countryside, beautiful water, in great weather? Howoften do you get to search for a castle with a pirate ship in itsmoat? And everyone worked together at the squadron level whileseeming to really enjoy the training. This exercise marked the endof my command of Pinellas Sr. Sq. I cannot think of a better wayto end it. It has been a great pleasure working with every one of you. Thank you for bearing with me the last few years, throughthe good and the bad. Pete Crawford, Cpt, outgoing sqcommander.
Group 8 Runs 16-Day SAREX 07T4177
Run by LtCol Diana Carlson and LtCol David Carlson 24-Feb-07thru 11-Mar-07
The StPetersburgCompositeSquadron(formerlyPinellas SeniorSquadron) had avery intensive16-day Searchand RescueExercise(SAREX) totrain itsmembers asaircrew, missionstaff and groundteams. Themission startedwith a Planning Meeting on 21-Feb-07 and proceeded to have as many as threeair sorties a day for the next 16 days in order to train as many members aspossible. This was the first opportunity for this group to train using IMU2(Incident Management Utilities) software, which will be the standard forcomputerized SAR software in Florida Wing. The FL Wing State Director, John
Page 2The following is a list of the members who participated and theirduties. Starred underlined ratings are newly earned or recurrent(remember, MPs still need their CAPF91):Col Jerry Angley, USAF(ret), Florida Wing State DirectorLtCol Diana Carlson, IC, GTL, MP, and just about every otherstaff hat, primary staff trainer.LtCol David Carlson, IC, MSO, MP, MO, primary aircrew trainer,specializes in GPS training.Capt Pete Crawford, MP, MS, *MO*, AOBD trainee, primaryaircrew trainer.LtCol Larry Tellier, MP, MO, primary aircrew trainer.Capt Larry Gray, GTL, UDF, primary Urban Direction Findingtrainer.Maj Crist Fellman, MSO on call, *UDF*2Lt Kathy Valentino, MS, *MO*, mission scanner trainer1Lt Sal Valentino, MS, *MO*, mission scanner trainerLtCol Larry McConnell, MS, *MP*, lecturer specializing in GPStrainingMaj Eugene Olson, GTM, *MRO*, *MSA*, *UDF*, GBD trainee,Trusted Agent1Lt James Angello, MRO, *CUL*, *MSA*SM Adrian Cuarta, *MS*1Lt Alma W. Deese, recurrent as *MS*Capt Robert Downing, MS, *MP*SM Martin Hickey, *MSA*, *MRO*, *UDF*SM Craig Johnson, *MS*LtCol Rick Mangione, Trusted AgentSM Frank Munn, *MS*Capt John Posey, MRO, *CUL*, *MSA*Page 7
Figure 1 2Lt Kathy Valentino and Capt Pete Crawfordbeing briefed by LtCol David Carlson while 1Lt SalValentino acts as MSA