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Mount Rainier Squadron - Oct 2011

Mount Rainier Squadron - Oct 2011

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Civil Air Patrol - Washington Wing
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The Vigilance
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Official Newsletter of Mount Rainier Composite Squadron
 
By 2d Lt Bynum, P.A.O.
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-- Mount Rainier CompositeSquadron was on hand for the an-nual Wilcox Farms’ June Jubileeand Antique Tractor Pull. Held atthe Wilcox Chicken Farm, the all-day event features antique tractorsand fire engines, historical Wilcoxantiques, great food, and muchmore! About six senior membersand eight cadets volunteered their time between 24-26 June 2011. Inappreciation, Wilcox Farms donatedfunds towards the squadron’s flightscholarship. Mt Rainier CS wouldlike to thank Wilcox Farms for thisopportunity of community service,its generous donation, and ongoingsupport of our squadron.The tractor pull and jubilee is put on annually by Wilcox Farms inassociation with The Rainier An-tique Tractor Club. Dozens of well preserved antique tractors were ondisplay and competed in the pull.Also on hand were several oldfire trucks of various vintage, in-cluding an 1898 American Fire En-gine Steam Pump, which originallyserved in the San Francisco FireDepartment until 1909 and was fea-tured in the film “Hello, Dolly!” Anolder yellow fire truck from SouthPierce County Fire & Rescue, liter-ally down the road, was on handwith several fire fighting cadets tooperate the classic steam pump.Miniature steam engines, smalltractor rides for kids, hay rides, anda dozen classic vehicles completedthe attractions. The Wilcox propertyalso featured an original one roomschool house, chicken coop, andgarage, the former filled with scoresof memorabilia and antiques.Cadets and seniors arrived inthe early evening and were taskedwith setting up the squadron’s sur- plus military tents for the cadets touse over the weekend. This wasmade more difficult by a lack of experience in raising such equip-ment and from a shortage of lock-ing pins used to secure the erectedstructure. To overcome this obsta-cle, cadets commandeered the pinsof the second tent. Compensatingfor this loss, the seniors donated asmaller civilian tent for the femalecadets attending.Thankfully, more experiencedcadets and seniors were on hand toguide the novice tent pitchers andsuccessfully accomplish their goal.It was a valuable lesson on knowingthe state of...
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Service & Fun at Wilcox Farms
Commander Jonquiere enjoys a moment with the Wilcox Chicken.
Courtesy R.W. Bynum
 
Summer Quarter 2011 Promotions
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By 2d Lt Bynum, P.A.O.
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PHRATA
-- The Washington Wingof the Civil Air Patrol held its an-nual Desert Eagle Flight Encamp-ment VIII at the Camp Boucher CAP facility from 20 July to 31July 2011.Mt Rainier Composite Squad-ron was privileged to be repre-sented by five of its cadets: C/SSgt Nathan “Tail End” Hutchison, C/SrA Alex Dyachkin, C/SrA Benja-min Hayter, C/SMSgt Thomas“Slim Shady” Lenell, and C/SMSgt Nathan “The Mouth” Rojas. Thequoted names refer to the cadet’scall signs, a unique identifyingnickname given them that reflectthe personality traits of each cadet.Cadet Hutchison was a member of the Advanced Glider AlphaFlight; Cadet Dyachkin was in theBasic Glider Bravo Flight whileCadets Hayter and Lenell were inCharlie Flight; and Cadet Rojasflew in the Powered Echo Flight.Mt Rainier CS is proud of its at-tending cadets and applauds their efforts, dedication, and achieve-ments in this encampment.Mt Rainier CS was also repre-sented by two senior members,Captain Eddie Rojas as Tow PlanePilot and 2d Lt Scott Hayter as asenior staffer. Major Mike Talleyacted as the Encampment Com-mander and C/Captain Walen “Ab-sent” Moreno acted as its CadetCommander. In total, seventeenseniors and nine cadets volunteeredtheir time to run the encampment,in which twenty-six cadet studentsworked through the program.Student of a flight encampmentget hours of experience in the air,about nine hours of flight trainingfor airplane students, about twenty-five ground tows and five aero-towsfor basic glider students, and aboutfifteen aero-tows for advancedglider students. In addition, the stu-dents get hours of classes andhands-on learning about the dynam-ics and physics of flight, the me-chanics and operation of their ma-chines, and ground training nutsand bolts.Slots for this remarkable educa-tional and inspirational program arelimited and competition to becomea student is considerable. Besidesthe expense fees, cadets must firstcomplete the second achievementof the Cadet Program, the GeneralArnold (the fourth achievement for Powered students, the CaptainRickenbacker). They also completea Class A Encampment and submitan essay describing the their avia-tion goals and reasons for wantingto attend the encampment, as wellas several other requirements.To find out more on how cadetscan pre pare for the next flight en-campment, please contact your su- perior. Further information, includ-ing for those who want to volunteer their time as staff, please visit theDesert Eagle’s website at:https://sites.google.com/site/wawgdeserteagle/
Official Newsletter of Mount Rainier Composite Squadron
Cadets at Flight Encampment
Cadet:
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New Rank:
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Date:John W. Cheung
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C/Amn
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11 JunStuart M. Emery
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C/MSgt
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22 AugBenjamin S. Hayter
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C/SSgt
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06 JunCasey M. Hunter
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C/A1C
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22 AugBenjamin Lam
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C/MSgt
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20 AugZachary Lam
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C/MSgt
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01 AugThomas M. Lenell
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C/CMSgt
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01 AugDerek T. Pegram
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C/Amn
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13 JunJosiah Pollock
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C/SSgt
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20 JunMadelin N. Potter
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C/A1C
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06 SeptConner W. Roland
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C/Amn
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20 JulSenior:
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New Rank:
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Date:Martin S. Jonquiere
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1st Lt
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01 JulPromotions are an important part of the cadet andsenior programs. They not only help to advanceyour CAP achievements, but build yourself into abetter person. If you have problems reaching yournext rank, or questions on a specialty track, feelfree to contact your superior for assistance.Summer is over. For those returning from an ex-tended absence, welcome back! Your next rank iswaiting, and achieving it is easier than you think.
 
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Is Faith Really Important
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According to people who live by faith, it affectseverything they think, say and do. Others, how-ever, see faith as a crutch for those too weak tohandle their own problems.
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As a chaplain and pastor I encounter peopleof both persuasions all the time. I accept them asthey are, not as I wish they were. I do wish, how-ever, for those who question faith, that they wouldexperience it for themselves.
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The Bible says to all of mankind, “Taste andsee that the Lord is good.” (Psalm 34:8) I believethat’s sound advice.
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I remember when I was little that I didn’t wantto eat fresh strawberries. The problem was that Ihad never tasted one.
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I loved my mom’s homemade strawberry jam,but I was suspicious of those funny looking ber-ries. My mother kept telling me, “Try it. You’ll likeit,” but I kept resisting.
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One day she persuaded me to taste one. Itwas big and fat and juicy red — delicious! Now Ican’t get enough.
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It’s that way with God. “Taste and see thatthe Lord is good.” You might find that he’s betterthan you imagined.
Chaplain’s Corner
The Quarterly Thoughts of 2d Lt Eric Turner 
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...your equipment before deployment, and how toovercome obstacles in a timely andeffective manner. A review of our equipment has since been proposedto prevent similar occurrences.Over the two nights, cadets or-ganized fire watches to secure thecamp site. They created and imple-mented patrols in scheduled, pairedintervals to assured the safety of their fellow cadets. They also pa-trolled the larger event grounds,where many vehicles and other campers, primarily owners and par-ticipants, camped nearby. Theyconducted themselves vigilantlyduring their patrols, as witnessed by2d Lt Bynum, who accompaniedthe first watch.On the event day, the cadets andseniors ate a hardy breakfast gener-ously provided by Wilcox Farms.All agreed it was one of the bestmeals anyone had, especially theeggs and omelets, which featuredthe farm’s liquid egg product. After this, the cadets corrected and editedthe event brochures on short notice before deploying to their primaryassignment.The main task for Mt Rainier CS was the directing of traffic tovarious parking zones. Cadets an-swered questions, directed histori-cal cars and antique tractors to their designated areas, and motioned thevisiting public to parking stalls andonsite shuttles. They also passedout event brochures and informedthose who inquired about the CivilAir Patrol and its missions. A veryfilling lunch was provided, alongwith superb free omelet samples.The event went smoothly andwas by all accounts a rousing suc-cess. Cadets spent the next night onthe property before disassemblingtheir tents the next day and depart-ing. The cadets proved themselves by working diligently while stillhaving fun. Mt Rainer CS looksforwards to working with WilcoxFarms in the future and remainsever grateful for their past, present,and future support.
Official Newsletter of Mount Rainier Composite Squadron
 Your Feedback Counts!
 As editor of The Vigilance, Iam always looking for new ideas to improve the quality and content of this newslet-ter. If you have any sugges-tions, comments, questions,or concerns, please contactme via e-mail at:PAO@MtRainierCAP.org 
-2d Lt Bynum, Editor
Historic Flights:
On 21 September 1942, the B-29 Superfor-tress made its inaugural flight over Seattle,from Boeing Field. General Harry “Hap”Arnold envisioned the bomber in 1939 andBoeing got the contact. The plane requiredfour main-assembly factories nationwide todesign it. The famed Enola Gay is a B-29.

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