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THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF WOODFIELD SQUADRON
Volume 1 Issue 3 May/June 2006
Woodfield Squadron Change of Command
This past April, the Woodfield Squadron underwent a Change of Command at the Senior level. Capt. Steven Snyder stepped down as Squadron Commander to allow new blood to take the reigns. This new blood is in the form of a Lt. Bruce Brumfield. For the past 4 years, Capt. Snyder has led the squadron very effectively. Membership has grown from 40 cadets and 16 seniors to 60 cadets and 30 seniors. He has organized several community events such as Oshkosh trips, color guard events, presenting the Colors at the Schaumburg Flyers games and marching in several local parades. The squadron’s interest and involvement in spring and summer encampments, national activities, and flight encampments has increased tremendously. And now, a message from the new Commander:
When I was first approached by Capt Snyder and asked if I would be the next Commander, my first thought was that I've only been in CAP for 2 years and I still have a lot to learn. The more I thought about it though I realized that I was committed to the squadron and would be willing to invest my time in building on the successes that Capt Snyder worked hard to achieve over the past 4 years. Why is that? After observing the past year I've come to unders t a n d a f ew t h i n gs a b o u t our squadron: (1) we have great cadets who are applying themselves to the program and a cadet leadership who are growing in their leadership skills, (2) we have a solid team of committed volunteers who are passionate about CAP and are investing themselves in helping our young people become next generation leaders, and (3) we have a growing commitment to serve our community and nation in times of trouble. Suddenly it occurred to me the reason why I would accept the role because I have the privilege to serve this great group of people who call themselves the Woodfield Composite Squadron. At this particular time I don't see any major changes in how we will conduct squadron business. I look forward to working with Capt Snyder in his role as Deputy Commander of Cadets. He will be in charge of our cadet meetings. Our goals would be to recruit more cadets, to get more of our cadets involved in flying and attending activities, and to set up a mentor program that will move cadets into NCO and officer ranks. He will also train 3-4 senior members who are assigned to the cadet programs executive staff. I also look forward to working with Lt. Knickerbocker in his role of Deputy Commander of Seniors. Our goal for the senior team would be to develop a team of Emergency Services personnel, both pilots and mission staff, that are trained and certified for actual missions.
Inside this issue:
Oshkosh Trip, 2006 Emergency Services Open House
Lt. Bruce Brumfield, Commander, Woodfield Squadron
BICYCLE SAFETY TIPS
More than 75 million Americans ride bicycles, and at least 900 riders are killed annually in this country. Over 640,000 riders are treated in emergency rooms for bicycle related injuries each year. The League of American Bicyclists has suggested these safety ideas for your more healthful bicycling. 1. Wear a helmet designed for bicycling every time you ride. The helmet should be approved by ANSI or SNELL. Helmets reduce the risk of brain injury by 88%. A good helmet distributes and absorbs the energy of impact. 2. Stop, look, and listen at the end of the driveway. Frequently cars and bikes collide when youngsters ride into the street from a driveway or across a driveway while riding on a sidewalk. 3. Always ride on the right side of the roadway, with traffic. Remember that motor vehicles are involved in about 90% of all bicycle fatalities. 4. Obey all traffic signs. Your bike is a vehicle and you must follow the rules of the road, just like auto drivers must. 5. Be predictable. Do not make clowning, surprising, swerving moves. 6. Always signal when you make a turn. 7. Be visible. Wear light-colored clothes and a bright helmet. At night, use reflectors and lights. 8. Leave at least three feet between you and parked cars (because a door could open suddenly), and watch for cars pulling into your path. 9. Yield the right-of-way. Let walkers go first. Keep your speed slow on paths, trails, and sidewalks. Call out to warn the next person you are going to pass. 10. Never hitch a ride with a moving car.
Missing Maryland Wing Member Questions and Answers Promotions
Oshkosh Trip 2006
Well, here we are again, in Oshkosh, WI. This is one location that is on the list of places to visit if you’re interested in Aviation in any way. If it isn’t, it should be. With static displays of real, flyable aircraft from the WWI era, to WWII, and up to present day, visitors get an idea of the shear size of the old war birds, and the compactness of the smallest flying people carrying plane in the world. It could probably fit in the back of a minivan. With all the hands-on activities for children and adults, all the static displays and spirit of the past aviation innovators, you and your family could easily spend a day wandering the museum all day, and not realize it. For the second year in a row, since I’ve been a part of Woodfield Squadron, I made the trip to Oshkosh. It was worth the vacation days I had to take. This year, the big activities that stood out was the full motion flight simulator game, the Wright Brother’s simulator, helicopter rides, and labs that talked about aircraft riveting, RC planes, and rockets. This year, we stayed at the Lodge right on the airport… again. There was a rec. room downstairs with ping pong, pool and flight sim.
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C/CMSgt. Crupper looks on as C/ SrA Greenlee tries riveting in a lab at the Air Adventure Museum
(left) C/MSgt Brady flying the Wright Brother’s simulator. I think he lasted a whole 45 seconds.
Things that do you no good in Aviation:
-Altitude above you -Runway behind you -Fuel in the truck -A navigator -Half a second ago -Approach plates in the car -The airspeed you don’t have
(above) C/CMSgt Crupper heaves a model airplane from the upper level in the Air Adventure Museum. (right) C/A1C Szeremeta and her father return from a helicopter ride right outside the museum.
(above) C/SrA Greenlee, C/2Lt Werner and C/AB Seidler freshen up on their flying skills. (below) Lt Crupper and Maj. Oshea demonstrate how to crash in a simulator
(left) C/2ndLt Wells tries to explain to Cadet Weiss why his “plane” should fly. Cadet Weiss tells him why it doesn’t.
Cadets Meiss and Seidler exit the full motion simulator. Time for round 2, no one lost their lunch yet...
Aerial view of Whitman Regional Airport (KOSH)
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Oshkosh Trip 2006 (cont.)
The beds were comfy, food was good and the people running the lodge were friendly and helpful, just like last year. There will be another trip next year, and all cadets are encouraged to try and make the trip. It’s loads of fun.
(left) A P-51 Mustang on display at the Air Adventure Museum in Osh-
National Emergency Academy (NESA) Services structed by personnel from the US Public Health Service. Personnel interested in attending the basic or advanced courses must be at least 13 years of age at the start of the course and have completed general emergency services training. The Advanced and Team Leader courses require basic course completion (or equivalent), and personnel applying to attend the Team Leader Course must also be at least 18 years of age at the start of the course. Personnel interested in attending the Wilderness First Responder Course must be basic course graduates or equivalent, be at least 15 years of age, and should be physically fit as they will be expected to actively participate in field transport of patients and lift heavy objects of 100 pounds or more. All NGSAR participants will spend the majority of the course in the field and will be required to sleep in survival shelters or tents during several of the school’s exercises and training missions. ICSS – Incident Command System School: One basic course will be held this year that will focus in training entry level mission base staff personnel to be mission radio operators, staff assistants, unit leaders, and branch directors, including ICS 200 level training. Additionally, one advanced course will be conducted to train section chiefs, the command and general staff, and incident commanders. Applicants for the basic course must be at least 15 years of age at the start of the course and have completed general emergency services training. Applicants for the advanced course must be graduates of the ICSS basic course or have equivalent training (ICS 200 level training must at least be completed prior to arrival – ICS 200 level training is available online from the FEMA Independent Study Program a t : http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/I S/is200.asp) and be at least 16 years of age. NOTE: Cadets participating in these coursed may complete many knowledge requirements and practical skills, but cannot qualify for many specialties as they do not meet the minimum age requirements specified in regulations. MAS – Mission Aircrew School: This course will be conducted in two tracks; mission observer and mission pilot. All training will cover the requirements for aircrew members as established in the current emergency services regulations. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the course, have completed general emergency services training, be mission scanner qualified, and will be expected to forward a copy of the last six months of their flight logs, once tentatively accepted, if applicable. Personnel applying for the mission pilot track will be required to have a current CAPF 5, in a Cessna 172 or Cessna 182, on arrival at the school. For more information on NESA, visit their website at: http://www.homestead.com/ngsar/h ome.html
Have you been looking for a quick way to meet the requirements for getting qualified in Emergency Services? Or perhaps you would like to refresh your skills, and see the latest search and rescue techniques in the field. If so, then the National Emergency Services Academy is just what you have b een waiting for. This special activity gives hundreds of members the opportunity to train in Emergency services qualifications at National Headquarters certified courses. All courses are held at Camp Atterbury, just 35 miles south of Indianapolis, Indiana. Qualified CAP, USAF, and industry experts conduct the courses. Housing and meals are provided at Camp Atterbury for all participants. The academy offers several courses each year for the National Ground Search and Rescue School (NGSAR), Mission Base Staff School (MBSS), and Mission Aircrew School (MAS). NGSAR – National Ground Search and Rescue: This year two basic courses will be conducted to train personnel to become ground team members, two advanced courses will be held to expand on basic team member training, and a team leader specific course will be run to provide training for those eligible to become team leaders. Additionally, for personnel interested in field medical training, a Wilderness First Responder course has been added to the NGSAR School that will be in-
If you’re ever faced with a forced landing at night, turn on the landing lights to see the landing area. If you don’t like what you see, turn ‘em back off!
March 7th was Woodfield Squadron’s first Open House at the Schaumburg airport. Parents and guests were able to see what goes on in normal day to day operations in the squadron. There was an actual CAP aircraft available for tours, a flight simulator for people to try their hand at flying, demonstrations for Emergency Services and CAP personnel available to answer questions. There were guests in attendance from other CAP squadrons and IL Wing. The Open House went so well that IL Wing will be looking for the other squadrons to follow in our footsteps by having their own open houses. For a first time open house, there was a good turn out. The visitors kept the CAP personnel busy with their questions, and were rather impressed with what goes on within CAP. It really is more than a place to dump your kids off for 2 hours a week. After attending the Open House, if there is anyone interested in getting started with the Civil Air Patrol, please visit our web site at woodfieldcap.org or ask any cadet or senior member how to get in touch with Lt Brumfield. We would be happy to have you as a new member. Woodfield Squadron would like to thank all the senior members and cadets that helped in setting up for the Open House. Also the people at the Schaumburg airport for the use of the facility, Northwest Aviation for the use of the simulator, and Pilot Pete’s for the use of the Balloon Room. If I missed anyone, sorry. Thank you, too. We hope to see everyone again next year.
IL Wing’s new Cessna 182 with the Garmin 1000 Glass Cockpit was available for viewing at the open house. CAP pilots were on hand to answer questions from cadets and parents. (Right, Below)
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A visitor is given a quick lesson in the new Simulator at the Schaumburg Airport. The simulator is based on the Diamond Star with the glass cockpit. (Below)
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Several exhibits and demonstrations on Emergency Services were available for guests (Above, Right, Below)
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(Above) C/Capt. Stark gets his Earhart Award from IL Wing Commander Capt. Cardwell. (Left) The Color Guard struts their stuff in front of the guests
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CAP continues search for missing Maryland Wing member (From CAP Online)
THIS IS WHAT CAP IS ALL ABOUT MARYLAND – Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia wing ground and air teams are searching for a plane flown by a Maryland Wing member. David K. Weiss, 72, of Maryland Wing’s Montgomery Senior Squadron, a Bethesda, Md., resident, is missing after taking off from Gaithersburg, Md., airport Tuesday and not returning to Gaithersburg as scheduled Tuesday afternoon. Weiss' family is asking for help from the public. "At this time, we ask that anyone with information that can help us find our husband, father and friend, please contact the CAP as soon as possible at 301-791-5342. We hope that farmers in the area will search their fields and any local residents noting anything suspicious that could be of use to the searchers in completing their mission will pick up the phone and call the local authorities," said Weiss' family in a statement. The family also commented: "We would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Civil Air Patrol for their tireless efforts to locate David. We have taken great comfort in the fact that these people well-trained and organized men and women are friends and colleagues of David who have flown with him over the years and who want to find him as much as we do. We ask for everyone's continued support of a successful completion of this search effort. We also want to express our appreciation to the volunteer firemen, the police in both Maryland and Pennsylvania and the Red Cross for their assistance in this huge undertaking over the past several days. Finally, our heartfelt thanks go to those local residents who have called in with leads, helped search teams find their way, and fed and sheltered the searchers." Weiss was flying a blue and white Cessna 172 with tail number N7604G, operated by the Congressional Flying Club. The last contact with the pilot occurred when the aircraft was leaving the Washington Air Defense Identification Zone at 12:17 p.m. Tuesday. The search was activated by the U.S. Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Langley Air Force Base, Va., after contact with the pilot was lost. Weiss was seen conducting a pre-flight inspection of the aircraft by himself, so authorities believe that he was flying alone. He was not flying a CAP airplane or participating in a CAP activity. Units are searching near the village of St. Thomas, Pa., in the south-central part of the state, because Verizon believes that Weiss' cell phone is there. An individual who lives in the St. Thomas area also reported that he saw a singleengine airplane fly low over his garage at the time the missing aircraft could have been in the area. The natural features of the area -- trees, boulders, sharp angles, and drop offs -complicate the search. Lt. Col. Robert Ayres of Maryland Wing is CAP's incident commander at a mission base established at the Hagerstown, Md., airport. Maryland and Pennsylvania state police forces and local volunteers have supplemented CAP search efforts both on the ground and in the air. CAP has investigated more than a dozen leads, some as far away as Virginia and West Virginia. On Thursday, more than 20 sorties were flown, each about three hours long. Tips may be called in to the CAP Mission Base at (301) 791-5342. Question: What would happen if a senior member were to be turned in for making a cadet do physical exercise as punishment or making a cadet assume an embarrassing pose? Answer: Cadets are expected to routinely participate in fitness training in CAP, but using exercise as a form of punishment is expressly prohibited and not authorized in any way. Nor may members be caused to suffer or to be exposed to any activity that is cruel, abusive, humiliating, oppressive, demeaning, or harmful. The incident in question if verified may meet the criteria for hazing and should be reported for investigation to the unit commander. Depending on the degree and circumstances if hazing is verified, actions by the commander might vary from counseling, to reprimand, to suspension, to demotion, to loss of position, or even termination of membership. Other actions required by the commander for hazing incidents are covered in CAP REGULATION 52-10 CAP CADET PROTECTION POLICY . Hazing is defined as any conduct whereby someone causes another to suffer or to be exposed to any activity that is cruel, abusive, humiliating, oppressive, demeaning, or harmful. Actual or implied consent to acts of hazing does not eliminate the culpability of the perpetrator. Examples of hazing include using exercise as punishment or assigning remedial training that does not fit the deficiency (such as making a cadet run laps for having poorly shined shoes).
Question and Answers
Question: Are cell phones allowed while in CAP uniform? Answer: Yes. See CAPM 39-1 CAP Uniform Manual Table 2-5. Clothing/Accessory Standards Pagers, cellular phones, and two-way radios may be worn clipped to the waistband or purse, or carried in the left hand. Only one is authorized. Note: Your unit, group, wing or region commander may have a policy which places some restrictions on cell phones at CAP activities. Question: Can a Squadron Commander require a weigh-in for a senior member to find out if they meet the weight standards for wearing AF style uniforms? Answer: Yes. CAPM 39-1 Paragraph 1-2 (see below) tasks commanders to ensure that all members present a professional, well-groomed appearance, which will reflect credit upon CAP. Requiring a periodic weigh-in, like the AF, by senior members and cadets age 18 and older who choose to wear the AF style uniform would be reasonable. Unlike the AF, CAP does not have a remedial fitness program for members who exceed weight standards nor are there any types of punitive measures allowed against those members. CAP members who exceed weight standards are prohibited from wearing the AF style uniform but are allowed to wear any of the CAP distinctive uniforms or civilian attire as befits the occasion. Note: CAP weight standards include a 10% higher maximum than AF weight standards. See attachment below for CAP weight standards for wearing the AF style uniform. Question: Where can I find details on the new CAP Distinctive Uniform with the blue AF-style pants? Answer: 1. The National Board met on 3-4 March 2006 in Washington D.C. and considered a number of changes to the Civil Air Patrol uniforms. Listed below are the items that were approved and are effective immediately. This letter will constitute authority to implement these changes. a. New CAP Distinctive Uniform (atch 1). The Board approved a new optional CAP distinctive uniform for senior members. The uniform consists of the following: - White aviator shirt – short or long sleeve (AF blue tie or CAP blue floppy bow mandatory with long sleeve shirt) - Blue AF-style pants/slack or skirt - Dark blue 1 ¼ inch cotton web or elastic belt with silver buckle - Blue AF-style epaulets - Blue two-line nameplate - CAP badges and devices as currently authorized on the aviator shirt with gray slacks combination are authorized - No military badges or devices - Currently, No headgear authorized (wear of headgear to be reviewed for possible May NEC action)
THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF WOODFIELD SQUADRON
C/MSgt David Brady C/TSgt Kyle Tomaszewski C/TSgt Jacek Muka C/SSgt Joshua Coonich C/SrA Mike Nasca C/SrA Clint Greenlee C/A1C Grant Gottfried C/A1C Jared Tomaszewski
A-10 Thunderbolt (Warthog)
Web site: Woodfieldcap.org
C/A1C Christine Szeremeta
New Cadet Staff
Congratulations to all the cadets selected for the various positions of Cadet Staff. The list of new Cadet Officers and Staff is below. Executive Staff Cadet Commander- C/2dLt Wells Cadet Deputy Commander- C/CMsgt. Crupper Cadet Executive Officer -Standard Operations Officer- C/Capt. Starck Cadet First Sergeant- C/MSgt. Brady Flight Staff BLTS Flight Commander- C/2dLt Werner Alpha Flight Commander-C/TSgt Tomaszewski BLTS Flight Sergeant- C/SrA Greenlee Alpha Flight Sergeant- C/TSgt. Muka Support Staff Aerospace Officer- C/MSgt Hibbard Supply Officer- C/A1C Gallman
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