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Northshore Squadron - Aug 2003

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Civil Air Patrol - Washington Wing
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03/11/2012

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Northshore Composite Squadron
 Volume
2,
Issue
8
Newsletter Date 8/1/03
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
 Arlington Air Show 
2
Cascade Falcon Packing 
3-
6
 
Squadron Calendars 
7
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8
 
 T
HE
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KYHAWK 
 
Civil Air Patrol Missions: Emergency Services
Other Missions
 
 Air Force Support:
It's hardly surprisingthat CAP performs several missions indirect support of the U.S. Air Force. Spe-cifically, CAP conducts damage assess-ment, radiological monitoring, lighttransport, communications support, andlow-altitude route surveys.Joint U.S. Air Force and CAP SAR exer-cises sharpen the skills of all participantsand offer realistic training for a deadlyserious mission.
Counterdrugs:
CAP joined the "war ondrugs" in 1986 when CAP signed anagreement with the U.S. Air Force andU.S. Customs Service offering CAP re-sources to be used to stem the flow of drugs into and within the United States.Today, CAP has similar agreements withthe Drug Enforcement Administrationand the U.S. Forest Service.CAP has made major contributions to thecounterdrug fight by providing aerial re-connaissance, airborne communicationsupport, and airlift of law enforcement personnel. In 1994 alone, CAP units flewnearly 35,000 hours in support of coun-terdrug efforts.
CAP/ROTC Initiative
 Starting in 1993, CAP became moreclosely involved in direct support of theAir Force ROTC. Joint efforts are under-way to conduct cross flow educationaland orientation flights with Air ForceROTC, benefiting both organizationsthrough better use of each one's trainingresourcesGrowing from its World War II experi-ence, the Civil Air Patrol has continued tostrive to save lives and alleviate humansuffering through a myriad of emergencyservice missions.
Search and Rescue (SAR):
Perhaps bestknown for its search and rescue efforts,CAP now flies more than 85 percent of allinland SAR missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center atLangley AFB, Va. Overseas, CAP sup- ports the Joint Rescue Coordination Cen-ters in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Just howeffective are the CAP missions? More than100 people are saved every year by CAPmembers!
 Disaster Relief:
Often overlooked but vi-tally important is the role CAP plays indisaster relief operations. CAP providesair and ground transportation, and an ex-tensive communications network. They flydisaster relief officials to remote locations,and support local, state and national disas-ter relief organizations with manpower and leadership.In fact, CAP has formal agreements withmany humanitarian relief agencies such asthe American Red Cross, Federal Emer-gency Management Agency, FederalAviation Administration, and CoastGuard.
 Humanitarian Services:
Closely related todisaster relief is CAP's support of humani-tarian missions. Usually in support of theRed Cross, CAP air crews transport time-sensitive medical materials including blood and human tissue in situationswhere other means of transportation arenot possible.
"Civil Air Patrolis always the firstunit in and usu-ally the last unitout when a realdisaster occurs.They are verywell trained andalways respondquickly."
Toby Carroll Corporate Safety Evaluation Director,Continental AirlinesGuardian Angel '91 Exercise
 
 
 
 Volume 2, Issue 8
2003 Northwest EAA Arlington National Fly-in & SportAviation Convention
The Countries 3
rd
Largest Air ShowArlington, Washington July 6 13, 2003
 
 
CAP cadets arrived at the Arlington Air-field on Sunday the 6
th
, at 1200 hrs. andset up the military green cots and tentsthat were provided for us, then awaitedthe RCAC’s (Royal Canadian Air Ca-dets) arrival. The RCAC’s arrivedaround 1530 hrs. (3:30pm) unpackedtheir bags and set up their bunks. Thencame the long awaited part of the day…CHOW! If it weren’t for the excellentcooks we wouldn’t have lived throughthe week that we spent there. On Mon-day they started to train us on propeller safety and marshalling. To marshall air-craft at a national Fly-in was a realhonor and valuable skills were learned.The training schedule continued untilWednesday, each day growing morehands-on. On Wednesday we startedactual rotations out on the flight linebecause that’s when the fly-in and theair shows started. There were 27 mar-shalling positions to be covered per shift, not including the four crosswalksrequiring two people each. The strenu-ous days continued, each night bring-ing new recreational activities like foot-ball, soccer, and frisbee and a new out-door movie. With 11 concentrated air-craft sections there was just aboutevery type of plane there including War Birds, Moonies, Ultralights, Tail Drag-gers, Tricycle Gears, RV’s, Homebuilts,Antiques, Classics, Contemporariesand fly-bys by the F-117 Stealth Fighter and the B-52 Bomber. Also featured inthe War Birds’ section were military ve-hicles including hummers, tanks andJeeps. On Thursday c/Major Kenneth E.Bates was promoted to c/Lt. Col. Ken-neth E. Bates. The marshalling contin-ued through Friday on which we hadthe mess dinner, an informal yet formaldinner. Saturday was departing dayand in my opinion the best lunch of theweek, PIZZA! The day was finished off with tearing down the compound andas the Canadians departed, FlightComm. Flahrety ordered a salute to theCanadians, and a job well done!
Editor in Chief,c/A1C Warner 
!
Quotes
Death and life havetheir determined ap-pointments; riches andhonors depend uponheaven.
Confucius
Men at some time aremasters of their fates:The fault, dearBrutus, is not in ourstars, But in ourselves,that we are under-lings.
William Shakespeare
The road goes ever onand on down from thedoor where it began.Now far ahead theroad has gone and Imust follow if I can.Pursuing it with wearyfeet until it joins somelarger way, wheremany paths and er-rands meet -andwhither then, I cannotsay.
 J.R.R. Tolkien
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2003 Washington Wing Summer EncampmentCascade Falcon VIII
When:
 9-16 August (Basics)7-16 August (ALS Students)6-16 August (Staff)
Where:
  North Fort Lewis, WA
Encampment Attendees
The procedures to access North Fort Lewis have changed this year. Please
take exit 120 to the MAIN FORT LEWIS Visitor Center. We will have personnel in thevicinity handing out day passes. Corporate vans may also have to get this pass. You willthen be directed to North Fort Lewis and be able to gain access - follow the signs fromthere to the encampment site.
On August 6th, there will be a person handing out passes by 12:00pm. Staff Sign In at 1:00pm.On August 7th, there will be a person handing out passes by 12:00pm. ALSSign In at 1:00pmOn August 9th, there will be a person handing out passes by 11:00am. BasicSign In at 12:00pmPlease try to accommodate your travel arrangements to between 12-1 or 11-12. Otherwise, you may have to go into the visitor's center and get a pass.If you have any problems getting onto base you may call encampmentAdministration at 253-966-2240. Parents returning to pick up their cadets onthe 16th will either have to get a pass through the visitor center on Main FortLewis or we will be able to hand out passes again.
 
All vehicles must have current proof or registration and insurance. Let usknow if you have any questions or concerns.Kristin Jones, 1st Lt, CAPEncampment Administrationkristinhj@hotmail.com
 

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