CIVIL AIR PATROL
U.S. AIR FORCE AUXILIARY
The Official Newsletter of the NC Wing, CAP
NC Wing Glider Program Now Flying
Photo by 1st Lt David Hutcheson (VA-023)
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From the national Commander
Due to the hard work of members at every level in reaching out to their congressional representatives on Capitol Hill during the past few weeks, CAP’s voices concerning our federal budget have been heard. However, like other agencies funded with federal dollars, we are awaiting a decision on how CAP is going to be affected by sequestration. The impact could be significant. Also, many critical programs, including the CAP Volunteer magazine, are supported with corporate funds, and the list of needs from this budget currently exceeds our resources. One cost-saving measure we are putting into effect this fiscal year affects the CAP Volunteer magazine. The next two issues (April-June and July-September) will be published online only and the funds earmarked for printing will be used to support other critical CAP requirements. Later this fiscal year, once the 2014 budget picture becomes more clear, I will carefully review CAP’s options and make a decision about printing the magazine again in the future.
Below is a summary of the great articles you will find in the April-June issue of the CAP Volunteer. There are two videos included as well. One captures the excitement of the New York Stock Exchange bell ringing (page 6) and the other features a CAP encampment in South Korea (page 56). I hope you enjoy reading our phenomenal stories of service, dedication and commitment and that you will find innovative ways to make the magazine available to members who do not have online access. Sincerely CHARLES L. CARR, JR. Major General, CAP National Commander
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NC Wing Kicks off Glider Program
Yesterday (March23, 2013) capped a nearly 9 month effort in the initial phases of the launch of the NCWG Glider program. A large contingent of NC wing members traveled to Danville VA to participate in an intense glider operation that at the end of the day paid off in terms of productivity. As of now, NC is fully prepared to launch its glider program. We have a full cadre including 2 wing tow pilots (plus Col. Ragland, Middle East Region Commander), 2 glider pilots, a glider operations coordinator (Air Boss) and a fully trained and qualified ground operations team. Yesterday marked several milestones in the growth of the NCWG glider program. Lt Col Craig Winkelmann (MER-NC-048) and Capt John Cole (MER-NC-022) completed their training and were signed off as glider tow pilots. Capt Cole received his 4 required glider rides with CFI-G and National Vice Commander, Brig. Gen. Vazquez. Additionally 2nd Lt. Calvin Mayo (MERNC-079) received his Form 5 in the L-23 glider with Brig. Gen. Vazquez serving as check pilot. 1st Lt Ricky Jones, MER-NC-079/CC who was NCWG's first Form 5'd glider pilot - flew his first Cadet Orientation flight in the glider with a cadet from VAWG. Capt. Marcus Howard (MER-NC-048) also received 2 instructional flights with Brig. Gen. Vazquez in the L-23 glider. Ground personnel who completed their training include Capt. David Nelson (MER-NC-079), Capt. Marcus Howard (MER-NC048), Capt. Cory Johnson (MER-NC-121), Lt. Col. Craig Winkelmann (MER-NC-048), 2nd Lt. Calvin Mayo (MER-NC-079), 1st Lt. Ricky Jones (MER-NC-079) and Capt John Cole (MER-NC-022). Additionally I qualified as Glider Operations Coordinator (aka Air Boss). Thanks to the support from VAWG over the last 9 months as well as Gen Vazquez and the coordination efforts of Capt Shawn McComas (NC/DO) and Lt Col Craig Winkelmann, NC is now in position to jump start its glider program with a fully qualified cadre of personnel. There will be much more information coming out about the glider program and its implementation. In the meantime please join in congratulating Lt. Col. Winkelmann, Capt. Cole, 1st Lt. Jones and 2nd Lt. Mayo on their accomplishments in completing their training in support of the glider program. The NCWG Members: Left to Right - Capt Johnson, Capt Howard, Capt Nelson, Lt Mayo, Lt Col Winkleman, Capt Cole, Col Crawford, Lt Jones, Col Ragland. Lt Calvin Mayo rolling out after his first O-Pilot CAPF5 check ride. Calvin's in the front seat. His check pilot is the General. Photo by 1st Lt. Ricky Jones Group Photo by: DAVID E CRAWFORD, Colonel, CAP Commander, North Carolina Wing
Lt Calvin Mayo rolling out after his first O-Pilot CAPF5 check ride. Calvin's in the front seat. His check pilot is Brig. Gen. Vazquez. 3
From the Commander Middle East Region Awards
I am pleased to announce that the following members of NC Wing have been recognized by MER as the "Of the Year" award recipients in their respective categories. Congratulations to these members. C/Lt Col Josiah Gourley, Cadet of the Year Col Dion E. DeCamp Ground Team: Burlington Composite Squadron (NCWG) Property Management Officer: 1st Lt Robert Bailey (NCWG) George Texido Legislative Officer of the Year: Lt Col Paul Meade (NCWG) DAVID E CRAWFORD, Colonel, CAP Commander, North Carolina Wing
Annual Legislative Day
I was recently privileged to represent North Carolina Wing and Civil Air Patrol on Capital Hill during CAP's Annual Legislative Day. Along with Col Ragland, Lt Col Shelley Chalmers (NC State Legislative Sq CC and Government Relations Advisor) and C/Major Taylor Wedell from NC-023, we visited all 15 offices of the NC delegation (13 in the House, 2 in the Senate). Col Ragland and C/Major Wedell met with Senator Burr. Lt Col Chalmers met with Rep Watt. I met with Rep Holding and C/Major Wedell and I both met with Rep McIntyre and Rep Price. For the rest of the delegations we met with their respective staffs. We briefed them on CAP's accomplishments in 2012 and on our funding and legislative concerns. Without exception our meetings were positive and well-received and the staff and Congressmen and Senator expressed their appreciation and pride in your service to NC and the nation. While the funding situation is still up in the air as sequestration continues and we continue to operate under a Continuing Resolution, the future of Civil Air Patrol as a go-to resource is not in doubt. As always we will need to be flexible, adaptive and efficient in our use of all resources. On Friday, many members of the CAP Command Council and others attended the funeral of Col John Tipton, former MS/CC and former member of the Board of Governors at Arlington, who was buried with full military honors. Friday afternoon and Saturday the CAP Command Council met and received briefings on CAP's Strategic Plan, current and future operations and program updates. We discussed several important issues related to future training activities and multi-wing and multi-region mission responses. I will be putting out additional information on these subjects - and will provide an overview of the briefings I received during the staff meeting on 9 March and during the next Commanders Call in April. NC was specifically mentioned by several National HQ Staff members as being an innovator in various areas - and we are known Nationally to be a leading wing in many areas across CAP's 3 missions. DAVID E CRAWFORD, Colonel, CAP Commander, North Carolina Wing
Carolina WingTips Comtinued...
Wing Members Meet TV Sports Announcer
While taking a break during Cadet Orientation rides at the Raleigh Durham International Airport on Saturday, March 9 with Maj. John May, Cadets Brandon Mikell (NC-111) and Dan Canale (NC-800) met ESPN announcer Dick Vitale. Both cadets quickly produced cellphones to have their photos taken with Mr. Vitale prior to his departure from the airport to announce the UNC-Duke game. Mr. Vitale asked Maj May to take their photo with his phone. Shortly after the greeting at RDU, Mr. Vitale posted the photo on his Twitter account. The conversation on the flight back to Concord was very spirited considering that one cadet was a fan of Duke and the other a UNC fan.
Disaster Relief Training Offered
Once again, the State of North Carolina, in partnership with East Carolina University, is hosting a one-day hurricane workshop at ECU on Wednesday 22 May 2013. Besides the excellent content offered by a host of presenters (And I expect Sandy will be a big topic this year), it presents an outstanding opportunity to gain 'face-time' with a large number of area EM coordinators and other officials in an educational setting. I encourage any and all who are able, to come to Greenville for the this important workshop. This course is offered free of charge, and the information/sign-up location in TERMS is here: http://terms.ncem.org/TRS/courseDesc.do?sourcePage=courseSearch&cofId=63102 Donald A Beckett, Lt Col, CAP Disaster Relief Officer, MER-NC-001
New Spaatz Cadet
Please join me in offering congratulations to C/Col John A Robertson, from the Iredell Composite Squadron on his accomplishment in earning the Gen Carl A Spaatz Award as announced by National HQ yesterday afternoon. C/Col Robertson passed all 4 elements of the Spaatz Exam on his first attempt. I would also like to thank Col Tink Schaffer, former NC/CC, for his efforts in leading the Spaatz Exam proctoring program in NC. -DAVID E CRAWFORD, Colonel, CAP Commander, North Carolina Wing
First Drill Team for Raleigh-Wake in Nearly a Decade
Article By: C/Capt Eric Pantlin and Major Terri Zobel. MER-NC-048 For the first time in nearly a decade, Raleigh-Wake hosted a drill team for competition. Cadet competition offers a unique opportunity for cadets to bond together in a common goal. It engages the cadets on a mental and physical level that is similar to that of a sports team, and all facets of the cadet program are incorporated into the preparation and execution of the event. The cadets are tested on leadership material, uniform preparation, customs and courtesies, aerospace knowledge, drill, and physical fitness. By observation, it has been noted that cadets who compete are more likely to be heavily involved and to emerge as leaders in the squadron. Raleigh-Wake's cadet commander, C/Major Katie Zobel, saw an opportunity this year with cadets numbering nearly 70, to engage more than the four in the color guard in such a worthwhile endeavor as competition. On 23 Feb 2013, the Raleigh-Wake Composite Squadron's Drill Team brought all of the hard work from training since fall to the NC Wing Competition. In preparation, the cadets spent a weekend helping to put together each others uniforms and many weekends working as a team to build themselves from CAP cadets into an astonishing drill team under C/Maj Katie Zobel's command. Each cadet showed improvement in everything they trained in from drill to the mile run and even to volleyball. The drill team was comprised of: C/CMSgt Marc Kober, C/SMSgt Ryan Foster, C/SSgt Nick Pantlin, C/2Lt Devyn Williams, C/CMSgt Erica Adams, C/TSgt Gracey Gordon, C/CMSgt Brick Ingle , C/2Lt Grey Hodson, C/SSgt Sam Smith, C/SrA Will Smith, C/MSgt Braxton Robertson, C/CMSgt Marcus Hardy-Bannerman, alternates: C/Lt Col Kyle Zobel, C/A1C Tim Travis. During the competition, the cadet's stayed focused and performed at the top of their game. Their standard drill was the best that it had ever been. C/Maj Zobel's command voice echoed in the gymnasium clear and crisp and the team followed each command perfectly. Their alignment was so impeccable that during inspection, each element looked like one single cadet and during standard, from one certain angle, only 6 of the total cadets were visible. During innovative drill, there was an adjustment period, and then they performed with pin-point drill, just as planned. Even a different squadron came out to watch how well they did and joined in for the roaring applause that exploded in the gymnasium after C/Maj Zobel reported out. After the volleyball tournament, SSgt Cary, USAF, the Chief Judge of the competition, pulled C/Maj Zobel aside, and told her that he recognized in her a similar determination to overcome long term health obstacles to succeed in whatever she set her mind to. He then explained that he had overcome some obstacles himself and was now a veteran of 3 overseas tours. At this point, he took the ribbon rack off from his blues and presented it to her. The respect he showed her was a very unexpected sight and not something any witness of it will ever count on seeing again. For being the first drill team Raleigh-Wake had fielded in many years, a second place showing was more than impressive, and the goal of engaging multiple cadets in the experience of competition was accomplished. It was just an extra special bonus that a hard-working SSgt of the US Air Force saw the effort C/Maj Zobel and her team put forth to compete.
the drill team's alignment was so accurate, only 6 cadets can be seen, including C/Maj Zobel,
C/2d Lt Devyn Williams, the first element leader, is the only cadet visible during inspections, as their alignment was perfect
During innovative drill, the cadets formed two circles around C/Maj Zobel and marched in opposite directions
C/Maj Zobel made a shadow box around the ribbons presented to her by SSgt Cary, USAF. Bordering the ribbons are what each ribbon stands for.
Attention all those interested in Aerospace Education
Maryland Wing, in conjunction with the Middle East Region, is pleased to offer an intense and broadly scoped training event for MER Aerospace Education Officers at any specialty track rating, from freshly enrolled to master. We will cover the full spectrum of Aerospace Education activities within a squadron, group, or wing, but then go on to extend and challenge your perceptions with substantial discussions on topics that can help you interface with modern CAP AE training elements, and uniquely positioned STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) oriented activities. At this time we plan to offer: • Training at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on the exhibition and handling of Lunar Samples,
• Tours of NASA Goddard activities to include the lab servicing the Curiosity Rover's Sample Analysis at Mars experiments, • Training in the use of Satellite Toolkit (STK), a simulation and mission planning tool,
• Seminars covering Commercial Space Tourism (Dr Ajay Kothari), Near Earth Objects (Mr. Tom Hill), human factors in aerospace (Dr. Mark Shelhamer), and the use of modern digital manufacture in hobbyist modeling from the DCFABLAB (Ms Phyllis Klein). The School is scheduled for 15-19 May, with the 15th and 19th as travel days. Our sessions will be split between St Mary's/Duke Regional Airport (2W6), the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and the NAVAIR Museum in Lexington Park, MD. We expect to provide transport to these venues. Lodging is on your own. The nearest to the airport is the Sleep Inn in California, MD. The nearest to the museum is the Hampton Inn, Lexington Park, MD. The projected cost is $50 made payable to Civil Air Patrol. Application can be made on a CAPF 17. Please mail these to: Col. Larry Trick PO Box 452 Patuxent River, MD 20670 The deadline for application is 1 May. If you have questions, please contact Lt Col Robert Terry <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Col Larry Trick <email@example.com>, or Maj Robert Beichner <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Bob Beichner, Maj, CAP Deputy Chief of Staff-Director of Aerospace Education Middle East Region, MER-001
Middle East Region Updates
I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Colonel Select Francis Smith as the next SC Wing Commander effective 16 March 2013. Col Smith is a ten year veteran of CAP and has served in several CAP leadership positions, including Squadron Commander of Lexington Composite Squadron, SCWG Chief of Staff, and his current position of SCWG Vice-Commander. He also has a master rating in Emergency Services and Flight Operations, as well as a Senior rating in Finance. Please join me in congratulating Col Smith on his new adventure as the SC Wing Commander. I am certain all of SCWG will support this new command and continue to excel well past the high standards of Middle East Region. I would also like to commend Col Jay Lindler for his dedicated and selfless service to SCWG as the outgoing Wing Commander. Col Lindler has done an excellent job of carrying SCWG forward during difficult financial times. His leadership has kept SCWG on top of the wing's emergency services program and cadet program. Please join me in letting Col Lindler know of all our appreciation for all his hard work on behalf of the Wing. Being a wing commander is truly a great task, and the members should be appreciative of what a commitment it takes to serve in this capacity. There will be a Change of Command ceremony at SCWG HQ in Columbia, SC, on Saturday 16 March 2013. Many will already be at Wing HQ for the Compliance Inspection, but all are invited to attend this Change of Command at approximately noon. Larry J. Ragland, Col, CAP MER/CC
New MER Inspector General Appointed
I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Lt Col Jon Royer as the new MER IG Officer. Col Frank McConnell has stepped down as MER IG, but remains as an assistant IG with MER. Please join me in congratulating Lt Col Royer in his new service to Middle East Region. Larry J. Ragland, Col, CAP MER/CC
Apex Drill Team Wins MER Drill Team Competition
I am pleased to report that the NCWG Drill Team from the Apex Cadet Squadron has won the MER Cadet Competition and will represent NC and MER at the National Cadet Competition this summer in Dayton, Ohio. The Color Guard team from the Fayetteville Composite Squadron finished second in the Color Guard portion of the competition. This was the first year in several years that NC has fielded a drill team, and they had to hold on against teams from Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia and South Carolina in a close competition. The final tally for the individual events in each segment of the competition will be put out by MER. Congratulations to both our teams for an excellent performance at the MER Cadet Competition. DAVID E CRAWFORD, Colonel, CAP Commander, North Carolina Wing
MER HONOR GUARD ACADEMY 2013
THERE ARE STILL SOME SLOTS OPEN SO WE ARE EXTENDING THE REGISTRATION TO APRIL 15th SO SEND THOSE APPLICATIONS IN. We are now taking applications for the MER Honor Guard Academy to be held June 30-July 7 at the Justice Academy in Edneyville, North Carolina. Seniors Cost is $175.00, which covers your food and lodging. Cadets Cost is $300.00 which includes Food - lodging - performance rifle - ascot with HG Patch - Pistol Belt -Gloves and HG Cord NOTE* We only have 50 slots open for cadets therefore it will be a first come first serve basis. We have the following staff available: 5 Senior Mentors 1 Safety Officer 1 PAO (Can be a cadet with the apply to take pictures and write articles) 5 Cadet Flight Commanders (Cadets HG experience preferred) Note* Along with the CAPF31 please include check made out to MER CAP (on bottom left of check include members CAPID) to Lt Col Phyllis Griffin 400 Sudbrook Lane Pikesville, MD 21208. Any questions please send to email@example.com Jett Mayhew, Lt Col, CAP MER HGA Director
Raleigh-Wake Recruiting Officer Speaks to Over 800 Students in Goldsboro
Career day at Brogden Primary School in Goldsboro NC. 2nd Lt. Travae Willis with NC-048 in Raleigh entertains students.
Brunswick County Squadron Emphasizes Aerospace Education
NC-170 Senior Member David Lee has become a very active Assistant AE Instructor since joining the composite squadron in November 2012. During the 12 March unit meeting, David conducted a class covering Aerospace Dimensions Module 2: Powerplants and Aircraft Systems. The presentation was held in two parts, with the first part taking place in a Cape Fear Regional Jetport hangar used by Cape Fear Airworks for aircraft maintenance and repairs. Cadets and Senior Members were able to view and handle an assortment of general aviation aircraft parts and instruments on display as SM Lee explained their functions. A Cessna C-152, with its cowling removed, was supplied by Cape Fear Airworks. The airplane was used by David as an additional powerplant training aid. Cadets were able to examine and handle the components that were discussed and reviewed in Part 2, the classroom phase of the module. Part 2 instruction also contained animated graphics and other illustrations to aid the cadets' understanding of the material being presented. William J. Sullivan, Capt, CAP Public Affairs Officer MER-NC-170
Photo provided by Kathy Nicholas, 1st Lt, CAP
NC Wing Cadet Encampment Update
Registration is now open for the 2013 NCWG Summer Encampment 22-29 June at Camp Butner NGTS and will remain open until *1 Jun 2013*. Please get your application in quickly to make sure you get the training flight that you request. Please complete the paperwork packet for the encampment and submit it with a check or money order for $140 to: NCWG HQ PO Box 2082 Burlington, NC 27216 Attn: Lt Col Wiggs Encampment Information can be found at :2013 NCWG Summer Encampment <cid:firstname.lastname@example.org> and 2013 NCWG Summer Encampment Facebook Page <cid:email@example.com> Lt Col Andy Wiggs, CAP 2012 NCWG Encampment Commander
Historically Speaking . . . In the Footsteps of Heroes
Two weeks ago I was in Charlotte visiting my Children and ended up one day going to King’s Mountain Battlefield Park. I was going there to get some information on the battle for my Granddaughter. Ended up climbing the, mountain which is 800 feet high above the surrounding terrain. An absolutely fascinating journey for an old fellow like me. Needles to say I was pretty well done in by the time I got back to my son’s house. Later that evening though I was inspired to try to find where Capt. Len Lundquist, CAP was buried. All I knew was that, he was buried in the area but I did not know the cemetery. I called Lt Col Paul Sigmon who served with him at Coastal Patrol Base 21 in Beaufort, NC during 1942-43. He could not remember where he was buried either, but graciously volunteered to get in contact with Capt Lundquist’s son and see if he could find out for me so that I could go and pay my respects. The next day, I called Lt Col Sigmon and he had gone over to Mr. Lundquist’s home and found out that, his grave was in Elmwood Cemetery, in Charlotte. I had lived in Gastonia, NC outside of Charlotte for 14 years but traveled into the big city very seldom. My knowledge of where the cemetery was located was all contained in my GPS. I, and my wife left to search for the cemetery the next morning. Having never seen Elmwood Cemetery, I pictured it a lot smaller than it turned out to be. It contains 16,000 graves. Being a Historian that spends a lot of my time researching historical information, you would have thought that I would have gone on the computer to do this, however I did not. We spent a couple of hours searching where I thought his son had described to no avail. We finally gave up the search and headed home. That evening I found a web site that you could use to locate graves. I was lucky enough to find Capt Lundquist’s grave and the grave of Col Frank Dawson. They were in the same section close to one another. For those of you who have not heard of Capt Len Lundquist he was a Coastal Patrol pilot who flew out of Base 21. On June 27, 1943, Capt Lundquist was flying a test hop on an aircraft, and at about 200 feet above the ground it nosed down and he and another crew member, were killed. Col Frank Dawson was instrumental in the formation and construction of Coastal Patrol Base 16, at Manteo, NC. Later he transferred to Base 21 in Beaufort, NC as Base Commander where he served until the base closed in 1943. He next served at Tow Target Unit 21 in Driver, VA as that Base’s Commander until the base closed. Col Dawson later served as the North Carolina Wing Commander a position he held until his death. He was instrumental in forming a CAP Veterans Group after the war to lobby Congress for Veterans benefits for CAP WWII members. On Nov. 10, 1946, he crashed while flying out of Charlotte, on the day before the North Carolina Wing Air Show. If you happen to be in the Charlotte area this summer and wish to visit Elmwood Cemetery, you will find their graves in section RR. Before you go pull up the layout of the cemetery online. Until next time SEMPER VIGILANS. Lt. Col. Phil Saleet NC Wing Historian Photos are on the following page ...
ICS—300 and ICS—400
April 18—20, 2013 May 10—11, 2013
ICS—300 provides training on and resources for personnel requiring advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS).
**Per Federal Mandate NIMS Mandatory Training for EMS Director/Assistant, EMS Shift Supervisors, Law Enforcement Sheriff’s/Chief’s and Assistants, Law Enforcement Supervisors, Captains, Lieutenants and Sergeants, Fire Chiefs and Assistants 911 and Communications Center Supervisors
ICS—400 is designed to explain how major incidents engender special management challenges, describe the circumstances in which an Area Command is established, and
Class Schedule: ICS 300—April 18 & 19, 2013 5:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m. April 20—8:00 a.m.—5:00p.m. ICS 400—May 10, 2013 5:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m. May 11—8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
describe the circumstances in which multi-agency coordination systems are established.
Location: Crabtree Iron Duff Fire Department Instructors: Bill Miller Greg Shuping
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED thru NC TERMS
For additional information regarding this required training contact Greg Shuping—firstname.lastname@example.org
The Empennage* FEMA is looking for a few good cadets, they just don’t know it.
Actually, FEMA would like nominations for their Youth Preparedness Council and our CAP cadets fit their requirements quite well. Please see their web site for more information, http://www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness. Steven J. Trupp. Program Manager, Cadet Programs, Civil Air Patrol
Coming to a Headquarters Near You ...
Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual North Carolina Wing Pig Pickin' and Family Day, to be held on Saturday August 10th, 2013 at NC Wing HQ. This will be in place of the regularly scheduled Commanders Call - which will be held in September. Details will follow, but plan on having a good time, with good old fashioned NC BBQ, no uniforms, just fun. DAVID E CRAWFORD, Colonel, CAP Commander, North Carolina Wing
*The empennage, also known as the tail or tail assembly, of most aircraft gives stability to the aircraft, in a similar way to the feathers on an arrow.