The RMR Record

The newsletter of the Rocky Mountain Region of the Civil Air Patrol January 2013 Volume 2, Number 2

O pe ra t i o n Ro cky Mo u nt a i n A ng e l i s c o m i n g t o a u ni t ne a r yo u . ( yo u rs )
By Lt Col Rick Schein, Rocky Mountain Region For the first time the Rocky Mountain Region is planning an all wings – all units exercise. This exercise is named Rocky Mountain Angel and is currently planned for April 19‐21, 2013. This exercise is planned for ALL aircraft in the Region (40), five Wing Command Posts and an Area Command Post planned for Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition there is plan for integrated use of High Frequency (HF) radio communication for operations. Ground team usage is being planned for search as well as imaging. With this amount of resources it will be necessary for all Command Posts to be fully staffed in all areas with qualified and trainee personnel. This will be a great opportunity to get the operational missions necessary for specialty qualification, but you must start your training now so that all pre‐requisites and commander approval are entered into WMIRS. Details on your wing’s participation will be coming through normal channels.

Colorado Cadets To Defend Title
CAP NHQ News Release Civil Air Patrol cadet teams, all finalists from the previous year, will fill three of the 14 slots in the AllServices Division finals of CyberPatriot V, the national high school cyber defense competition, when the organization seeks its third straight overall championship.

When the two days of national finals begin March 14 at the Gaylord National Harbor Convention Center in Gaylord, Md., CAP will again be represented by teams from the:  Colorado Wing – Colorado Springs Cadet Squadron, which captured the CyberPatriot IV All-Services Division crown last year.
 Ohio

Wing – Youngstown ARS Composite Squadron.

 South

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Colorado Cadets To Defend Title (cont’d)
The teams emerged from Round 3 of the national competition, held at various local sites Jan. 11-12. Three U.S. Marine Corps Junior ROTC teams and two teams each from the Army, Navy and Air Force junior ROTCs and the Naval Sea Cadets make up the rest of the finalists. The qualifying teams will receive all-expenses-paid trips to the finals. Winning team members in the championship round receive scholarships and prizes from CyberPatriot sponsors. CAP has three teams in the finals because the Colorado Springs squadron captured one of two wild card slots, as did a Marine Corps Junior ROTC team. In all, CAP teams from eight wings and six regions accounted for 10 of the 45 teams that competed in the semifinals, including four of the seven wild-card slots. The competition began Nov. 2 with 261 CAP teams participating, about 20 percent more than the previous year’s total of 218. Established by the Air Force Association in 2009, CyberPatriot is designed to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to the nation’s future. The Northrop Grumman Foundation is the presenting sponsor for CyberPatriot V. It’s also presented by founding partners the Science Applications International Corp., or SAIC; and the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, or CIAS, at the University of Texas at San Antonio. As the nation’s premier cyber defense competition, CyberPatriot is open to all accredited public, private and parochial high schools and registered home school programs in the Open Division, as well as CAP, junior ROTC units from all four military services and, beginning this year, Naval Sea Cadets in the AllServices Division. Between both divisions, a record 1,225 teams from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Europe, the Pacific and Canada registered to compete in CyberPatriot V. Last year, not only did the Colorado Springs squadron team take the Cyberpatriot IV title, the Big Sioux squadron cadets won the competition’s inaugural cyber forensics phase. Team Wilson, made up of members from the Orlando Cadet Squadron and other central Florida units, was the 2011 champion. In 2010, CAP teams placed second and third in the national finals. Teams consist of two to five members and up to five alternates from the same squadron. Competitors must be high school students and at least 13 years old. During each of the first three rounds, teams are faced with realistic computer network threats at their home locations. Each team has six hours to seek out weaknesses in simulated online networks and to work to defend those networks from threat scenarios. Teams are scored according to how quickly and effectively they establish and maintain secure networks. To accommodate the different time zones involved, competition occurs within a 36-hour block, starting at noon Friday and closing at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Eastern Daylight Time.
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Wyoming Cadets Get High Flying Guard Briefing
By Maj Jeanne Stone-Hunter, Wyoming Wing Twenty-four Wyoming Wing cadets and a dozen senior members from Cheyenne, Gillette, Casper and Wheatland were invited to spend a day with the Wyoming Air National Guard at their Joint Operations Center in Cheyenne in December. Cadets received briefings from thirty different Guard personnel involved in recruiting and retention, logistics readiness, supply, civil engineering, aeromedical evacuation support, logistics, life and airlift support, vehicle maintenance, air traffic control and the fire department. Cadets learned what each unit’s responsibilities are and how they contribute the Guard’s overall mission. A C-130 orientation ride was just one highlight in a fun packed day.

Incoming Idaho Wing Commander, Colonel Mike Vorachek meets with the Idaho Adjutant General, Major General Sayler, to discuss interaction with the Idaho National Guard and Bureau of Homeland Security. The 2012 Idaho Legislature created a new role for the Idaho Wing by passing a bill designating a new Directorate of Civil Air Patrol under the Bureau of Homeland Security.

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Treasure State Wreaths Across America Ceremonies
By Lt Col Karen Semple, Montana Wing Montana Wing entered December with a new Wing Commander, Col Bob Radcliffe, (appointed 29 October) and a flurry of activity organizing and conducting multiple Wreaths Across America Ceremonies. On 1 December, Montana Wing members joined Canadian counterparts at the Sweetgrass Border Crossing to conduct a HART Ceremony Honoring Allies Remembering Together. This was followed on 10 December by a Statehouse Ceremony, led by Col Radcliffe at the Montana Capitol Rotunda. 15 December saw multiple Wreaths Across America ceremonies throughout the State, with Col Radcliffe leading the Montana State Veterans Cemetery ceremony at Fort Harrison. The ceremony had to be moved indoors due to very cold temperatures with freezing fog. Cadets from Civil Air Patrol and Royal Canadian Air Cadets meet at the Canada/United States border as the HART (Honoring Allies Remembering Together) Wreaths Across America ceremony begins 1 December at the Sweetgrass Border Crossing on Interstate 15 going into Canada. The American Legion, Civil Air Patrol, Daughters of the American Revolution, Marine Corps League, Montana National Guard and members of the Patriot Guard Riders participated in the Fort Harrison Ceremony. CAP cadets, who directed guests to the auditorium, received a valuable lesson on the value of freedom. Additionally, names of 40 Montana casualties incurred since September 11, 2001, were passed to audience members to read the name, date they fell and location. It was a very moving experience for all present. (Above Right) Col Bob Radcliffe (standing) looks on during the posting of the Statehouse Memorial Wreath by Coast Guard Retiree, Mr. Jim Heffernan, while Montana National Guard Honor Guard members salute, in the Montana Capitol Rotunda. Behind Col Radcliffe sit Lt Governor John Bohlinger (L) and Gold Star Father, Mr. Ron Koontz (R). The Rotunda was filled with members of the public who came to watch the ceremony.
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Provo Newspaper Covers SAREX
“Beneath a blinding sun and a sub-freezing breeze, a teenage boy stepped onto the tarmac Friday afternoon at the Provo Airport. The boy wore baggy military fatigues and a bright safety vest. In his hands, he held two orange batons, which pointed skyward as a nearby Cessna's propeller roared to life.” You can read the complete article by reporter Jim Dalrymple in the January 14 online edition of the “Daily Herald” at: http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/provo/civil -air-patrol-volunteers-train-at-provo-airport/ article_ed34c914-a85e-561f-abc7-a92ca8b1bf30.html

Colorado Wing Recognized For Wildland Fire Support
The following is an excerpt from letter that Col Earl Sherwin, Colorado Wing Commander, received from the CAP National Commander, Maj. Gen. Carr, after he received a letter from Lt. Gen. Stanley Clark in regard to the Colorado Wing's support provided during the Summer 2012 Wildfires in Colorado: “Lt. Gen. Stanley Clark , USAF, Commander of the First Air Force, said “ Civil Air Patrol’s ceaseless efforts and professionalism helped to mitigate additional pain and suffering to the residents of Colorado who were affected by wildfires this past Summer. The Colorado Wing responded rapidly and efficiently with volunteers to staff the collection and distribution center in Fort Collins which provided assistance to the residents affected by the High Park Wildfire and members provided over 1600 man hours with 200 volunteers to support the assistance shelter alone. In addition, the CAP swiftly responded to a request from Douglas County to fly fire spotting missions throughout the Colorado Springs area. These missions enabled initial reporting on several fires and helped prevent further property damage. When FEMA requested their assistance, the Colorado Wing Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs on July 26, 2012. Photo by provided valuable high resolution images of Adam Drake from Inciweb.org the wildfire areas for damage assessment and for use by their inter-agency partners. Aircrews safely flew over 90 hours in very demanding conditions and truly made a difference to Colorado communities.”
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Montana Wing Holds January Tabletop Exercise

Col Nolan Teel, Rocky Mountain Region Vice Commander, transmits greetings from Col Bob Bost to Montana Wing members prior to the start of a tabletop exercise in Great Falls 19 Jan 13.

Mr. Joe Macklin, Rocky Mountain Liaison Region Assistant Director of Operations, briefs MTWG members on Ops Eval preparation while Incident Commander, Lt Col Pete Graf, looks on.

Maj Sage Olson , Montana Wing Check Pilot, reviews Form 5 requirements with 1st Lt Hee Lee of the Malmstrom Composite Squadron.

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Colorado Cadets Train at Bivouac
By Senior Member Ruth Lewis, Colorado Wing Training for a real life event is essential for a rapid, controlled, and organized response. The weekend of August 10-11, 2012 The Heart of the Rockies Composite Squadron, based in the San Luis Valley, had six cadets and five senior members roaming the woods. The scenario was a downed airplane. They were tasked to find victims, perform first aid, and navigate other rescuers to the “crash site”. They learned how to use compasses and Quadrangle maps in a search for victims when given coordinates from other rescuers. They trained extensively in giving compass coordinates to the second wave of rescuers. The cadets received hands on training with emergency frequency radios and how to set up a safe area for helicopter flight for an air lift. They practiced initial first aid for victims of a plane crash that included amnesia, broken legs, and how to work with a diabetic in a high stress situation. The Senior Members worked closely with the cadets in teaching skills and support them through the activities.

Cadet Nicholas Davis radios to mission base that he found another “victim” as part of the exercise.

Current RMR membership

Colorado Wing Idaho Wing Montana Wing Utah Wing Wyoming Wing Region Staff

Seniors 1001 216 154 324 175 30

Cadets 1064 219 147 253 93 n/a

Check out this article from the JanuaryMarch 2013 issue of “Volunteer”

RMR currently has 7 finds and 1 saves Credited by AFRCC.
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Cadets advance their education and training
By Cadet Colonel Caitie Graham, Colorado Wing "I pledge to serve faithfully in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program and that I will attend meetings regularly, participate actively in unit activities, obey my officers, wear my uniform properly and advance my education and training rapidly to prepare myself to be of service to my community, state and nation." Cadets say this cadet oath on a regular basis during their cadet career. On Saturday, September 8th cadets from groups 1, 2, & 3 fulfilled a portion of this oath by participating in the Group 1 Cadet Conference. plan the activity, and presented a plan to the Group 1 The Group 1 Cadet Conference was an idea birthed during the planning of the Colorado Wing Conference in April of this year. Cadets expressed the desire to have a conference Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Nicholas Timpe, Cadet Master Sergeant Daniel Perry, and Cadet Second Lieutenant Andrew Martin participate in the Mile Run for the Cadet Physical Fitness Competition during the conference.
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Cadet Captain Collin Clarry, Cadet Second Lieutenant Wyatt Starc, Cadet Master Sergeant Aaron Van Zweden, and Cadet Staff Sergeant Alexis Clements have fun working on a sample

Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Bill Aceves, to receive approval. It was approved, and C/Col. Graham worked diligently over the next few months to plan the Group 1 Cadet Conference. During the conference, cadets got to participate in many activities. There were great hands-on activities like the Physical Training Competition; where cadets get the opportunity to do their very best in push-up, curl-ups, sit-and-reach, shuttle run, and the mile run. The competition was fierce and the cadets had loads of fun. Colorado Wing Chaplain, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Williams, gave a session to help cadets and seniors communicate with one another better. There was discussion about how language evolves and how experience shapes the way we communicate, which helped cadets to understand better ways to communicate with each other and their seniors. (continued on next page)

dedicated solely to them—put on by cadets, for cadets. Cadet Colonel Caitie Graham volunteered to

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Cadets advance their education and training (cont’d) Members also had a great time getting a hands on look at the Civil Air Patrol Model Rocketry program and the Honor Guard Program. Cadets finished off the day with a session in Advanced Customs and Courtesies, where they learned about the proper way to do customs and courtesies and the meaning and significance behind them—the Spirit of Customs and Courtesies, as it were.

The cadets gave willingly of their time to advance their education and training. Everyone that participated in the activity learned a lot and had fun. The staff would like to give a special thank you to the cadets that helped make this conference possible;, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Travis Graham, Cadet Major Chase Peters, Cadet Major Matt Ten Eyck, Cadet Captain Cody Draeger, and Cadet Captain Haelie Compton. Without your willingness and time commitment this conference would not have been as successful. Thank you!

Business Cards CAP’s three primary business card designs are now available for download on the CAP web site. This should hopefully simplify the process of generating an official business card for our members. In addition to the three templates in Microsoft Word that can be used with Avery’s laser-scored business card paper, all of the art needed to reproduce any of the card designs is also available for download at: http://capmembers.com/ cap_national_hq/member_services/business-card-templates/. CAP Emblem Retired From the updated CAPR 900-2 dated 31 Dec 2012 , Section A, 2. e:. “Former Civil Air Patrol Emblem. The former CAP emblem has been retired to heraldry and will no longer be used. CAP still controls the rights to the emblem. The former emblem consisted of an ultramarine blue disc on which a white equilateral triangle was superimposed. Within the disc in white were the words “USAF Auxiliary.” Centered above and contiguous to the disc was a red stripe on which the words “Civil Air Patrol” were superimposed. The RMR Record
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