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Safety, Bureau of Federal Prisons, N.C. National Guard, State Alcohol Law Enforcement, N.C. Air National Guard, and of course, the US Air Force. Tomorrow's Weather Forecast: reporting.......well even R. Lee Ermy would blush afterwards. A note from the Commander, Maj. Linwood Dabney All personnel should be in position to move to the next site/location before the scheduled time so the schedule can be maintained. Chow Time!

The 2010 N.C. Wing Civil Air Patrol Encampment is officially underway! There are six flights assigned this Eight things not to do when reporting year, divided up into two squadrons in: for a total strength of 120 cadets. c/Lt 1. Chewing gum when reporting Col Zachary Baughman is this year's in.....will not end well. Cadet Commander. Supporting the 2. Not standing at attention when cadet wing are twenty senior member reporting.....expect some face staff. time with the reporting officer. 3. Saying the wrong title when addressing the officer... A sir is not a sergeant. Nor are they a ma'am. 4. Dropping the salute before the reporting officer has dropped theirs.....will most definitely provoke a disproportionate response. 5. Drinking from the camelback while reporting....will probably cause a disturbance in the Force. 6. Being out of uniform while reporting.....will probably promote strange facial gestures from the reporting officer. 7. Saying no, when asked if they The 2010 Encampment is unique this have their CAPF 60, or CAP year, being held on a state facility, and ID card......will probably cause being supported by multiple local, a major disturbance in the state, and federal agencies including Force. the N.C. Dept of Crime Control and 8. Providing only a blank stare Public Safety (CCPS), Butner Public when next in Day 1 – 23 JUNE 2010

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Feeding 140 people three meals a day is an awesome challenge. We want to especially Thank the National Guard members and CAP staff for taking on this highly important task. The Encampment this year sees a large number of activities that will have the schedule busting at the seams: • Rapelling • Firearms • First Aid / CPR • Communications Training • Land Navigation • Obstacle Course • Army Lakota display • Flight Line Operations • Orientation Flights • Ground Team Member 3 • Ground Team Member 1 & 2 • Drill and Ceremonies Civil Air Patrol – USAF Auxiliary

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SAFETY ALERTS – • Weather radar access if very limited during encampment. Afternoon thunderstorms are a routine event in late afternoon. The pastor felt terrible. He walked all If you can hear thunder, then over the neighborhood asking people you can be struck by if they'd seen a little kitten. No. lightening. If thunder is Nobody had seen a stray kitten. So he heard, then shelter should be prayed, “Lord, I just commit this sought immediately. kitten to your keeping.” and went on • Do Not Run. The goal of the about his business. encampment commander, and What is the most devilish invention therefore all staff, is to ever created by the military? Is it the A few days later he was at the grocery minimize physical injury due land mine? No. Is it the .50 cal store, and met one of his church to falls, especially over machine gun? No. Is it the atomic members. He happened to look into uneven ground. bomb? No. It's.........................the her shopping cart and was amazed to • HYDRATE, HYDRATE, foot pump soap hand washer thingy.. see cat food. Now, this woman was a HYDRATE. Flight staff cat hater and everyone knew it, so he should make sure their flights From Chaplain Barwick asked her, “Why are you buying cat are aggressive in hydrating “This particular story just made me food when you hate cats so much?” frequently, but not to excess. laugh. Every time I think about it, the vision of that poor cat just amuses me. She replied, “You won't believe this,” C/Lt. Joshua Brown, completing Hope the story leaves a bright spot in and told him how her little girl had paperwork at sign-in: your day. Whoever said the Creator been begging her for a cat, but she doesn't have a sense of humor?” kept refusing. Then a few days before, the child begged again, so the Mom “Dwight Nelson recently told a true finally story about the pastor of his church. told her little girl, “Well, if God gives He had a kitten that climbed up a tree you a cat, I'll let you keep it.” (Can in his backyard, and then was afraid you see where this is heading?) to come down. The pastor coaxed, offered warm milk, etc. The kitty She told the pastor, “I watched my would not come down. The tree was child go out in the yard, get on her not sturdy enough to climb., so the knees, and ask God for a cat. And pastor decided that if he tied a rope to really, Pastor, you won't believe this, his car and drove away so that the tree but I saw it with my own eyes. A bent down, he could then reach up kitten suddenly came flying out of the and get the kitten. He did! All the blue sky, with his paws outspread, and while, checking his progress landed right in front of her. frequently, then figured if he went just Day 1 – 23 JUNE 2010 Civil Air Patrol – USAF Auxiliary

a little bit further, the tree would be bent sufficiently for him to reach the kitten. But as me moved a little further forward, the rope broke. The tree went “boing!” and the kitten instantly sailed through the air – out of sight.

Never underestimate the Power of God and His unique sense of humor.

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The Daily Bulletin of the 2010 North Carolina Wing Encampment
“Are those hash browns?” “Hmmm, no, I think those are hash tans.” “Have some grits. They're good for you!” “Start the day off right!” – MSG Briggs, NCANG Tomorrow's Weather Forecast:

ACTIVITIES, ACTIVITIES, ACTIVITIES!!!!!! A very busy
day despite the big heat – Rappelling, Combat Simulator, Firearms, First Aid/CPR..... PT! First activity of the Day!!

Rappel Tower! Only 50' tall.

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According to the Encampment Safety Officer, 1Lt. Beck, everyone is doing great so far, with only one case of mild dehydration that was quickly dealt with. Everyone needs to Obstacle Course! hydrate, and also look out for each other. A very special thanks goes out to our friends with the North Carolina Army National Guard: MSG Barney Briggs PFC Tera-Marie Hall PV2 Christopher Hirschbolz SPC Vedica Lawson For their hard work in keeping a lot of very hungry CAP personnel fed. MSG Briggs and crew, along with Please take the time to thank them. Maj Leslie Ingram, serving up an outstanding breakfast. As you already know, from the OI and Cadet Knowledge booklet, CAP's first commander was Maj Gen John F. Curry. But did you know.........He was an active duty military officer, and is buried in Denver, Colorado. He still has family in the Denver area, and the Colorado Wing holds a ceremony each year in his honor, promoting cadet airmen with their first stripe during the ceremony.

The North Carolina Wing Encampment welcomes Lt Col Kevin Hubbard, USAF. Lt Col Hubbard is the CAP-USAf Commander, based out of Andrews AFB, Maryland. Pictured below is Lt Col Al Johnson, N.C. Wing State Director, left, and Lt Col Kevin Hubbard, right.

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From Chaplain Barwick: Having a bad day? “The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska was $80,000. At a special ceremony, two of the most expensively saved animals were being released back into the wild, amid cheers and applause from onlookers. A minute later, in full view, a killer whale at them both.” Still Think You are Having a bad day? A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen shaking frantically, almost in a dancing frenzy, with some kind of wire running from his waist towards the electric kettle. Intending to jolt him away from the deadly current, she whacked him with a handy plank of wood, breaking his arm in two places. Up to that moment, he had been happily listening to his Sony Walkman. STILL Think You Are Having a bad day? Two animal rights protestors were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn, Germany. Suddenly, all two thousand pigs broke loose and escaped through a broken fence, stampeding madly. The two hopeless protestors were trampled to death. What? STILL Having a bad day? Iraqi terrorist Khay Rahnajet didn't pay enough postage on a letter bomb. It came back with “return to sender” stamped on it. Forgetting it was the bomb, he opened it and was blown to bits. There now, feeling better?

experience. Cadets and Seniors have had the opportunity to learn about and fire Kimber .45 Caliber pistols, Sig Sauer 552s, and AR-15 semiautomatic rifles. Even those who had a challenge handling the Kimber .45 pistols stuck with it and finished out their magazines.

Great Job Ms. Gaddy!!! The North Carolina Wing Encampment is enormously grateful to the Bureau of Federal Prisons and Randy Jones and his staff with putting over 100 cadets through an awesome rappelling and obstacle course experience.

Even our CAP-USAF Commander, Lt Col Kevin Hubbard got in on the action, firing both the Sig 552 and Kimber .45:

The North Carolina Wing Encampment is very grateful to the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency. Agents Mike The incontrovertible proof – Ms Klingenschmidt, Robert Huneycutt, Gaddy did indeed rappel off not just the lower tower, but the upper level as and Keith Quick, have been providing an excellent firearms training well: Day 2 – 23 JUNE 2010 Civil Air Patrol – USAF Auxiliary

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Menu for Day 4, Saturday 26JUN10
Breakfast: MRE – 50-Soldier Unit Lunch: Cold Cut Sandwiches, Fruit Dinner: Picnic – Hamburgers, Hotdogs and fixin's. Courtesy of Butner Public Safety. Please thank Butner PS on behalf of the North Carolina Wing Encampment Friday was Dignitary Day. The North Carolina Wing Thanks all dignitaries from North Carolina State Government who visited the encampment on Friday, 25 JUNE. All visitors received a good, if not brief overview of Civil Air Patrol's Cadet Program and the Encampment Environment. Tour sites included the Firing Range, the Land Navigation Area, the Classroom, and the Barracks area. A number of cadets and staff were able to meet and talk with Secretary of Crime Control and Public Safety Reuben Young, and Deputy Secretary “Rudy” Rudisill, MG, US Army (ret). Additionally, cadets and staff were able to meet and talk with Commissioner Brian Beatty (Former Secretary of CCPS) and other CCPS staff from the Division of Emergency Management. While at the firing range, Deputy Secretary Rudisill took the opportunity to talk with some of the cadets about their encampment experiences. Pictured above, Secretary of Crime Control and Public Safety Reuben Young talks with cadet personnel at the Land Navigation site near the rappel tower.

Pictured are MER Liaison Commander Lt Col Kevin Hubbard (left), Deputy Secretary Rudisill, NC Wing Commander Col Roy Douglass, and Secretary Reuben Young as they discuss Civil Air Patrol and other topics of interest. In the foreground are Lt Col Lucy Douglass (left) and the NC Wing Administrator Kathy Gaddy.

Secretary Young addresses the Advanced Ground Team group as they prepare for their Land Navigation exercise.

c/1Lt Joshua Brown briefs the Secretary on wilderness medicine and NESA.

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Putting .223 rounds down-range. Firearms training continues. Again, special thanks goes out to our friends at the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency for being here with us. For most cadets, this was their first exposure to firearms, and the instruction and safety was first rate.

Camp Butner has a long and distinguished history here in North Carolina. There are a number of historical pieces of military hardware scattered around the campus.

The Minuteman, enduring symbol of the United States Army National Guard. During the various tours by visiting dignitaries, encampment activities continued in full swing.

“The M113 Armed Personnel Carrier (APC), increased the mobility of infantry. It provided mobile armored protection for 11 soldiers in full combat gear and the driver and track commander as they moved across the battlefield. The vehicle was amphibious and capable of being airdropped, allowing it to be used in a wide range of combat situations. The first upgrade to the original M113, the A1 was a switch from a gasoline to a diesel engine, reducing the risk of catastrophic explosions.” 11 and 12 squadron cadets briefing Secretary Young on their guidon heraldry. Umm......Cadet Knox was just letting paint dry.......

PT!!

SAFETY NOTE: Situational Awareness – the ability to be aware of one's situation and know about any threats to one's person. This can include typical everyday hazards as much as combat threats. Always be aware of: trip hazards, animal hazards, plant hazards, traffic hazards, etc. Not evaluating a simple thing like the ground condition before you step can end very badly, whether it be a simple tree root (trip hazard).........or a cliff.

Guidons, flying in the breeze. Day 3 – 23 JUNE 2010 Civil Air Patrol – USAF Auxiliary

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Guess What? The 2010 NC Wing Encampment is already half way to graduation!!!!!! Tomorrow's Weather Forecast: crew for a total of seven orientation aircraft. Our thanks goes to the Virginia Wing for their effort. The day started of warm and clear as Captain Fred Draper and Captain Tim Tessin began air operations.

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Menu for Day 5, Sunday 27 JUN 2010: Breakfast – Pancakes, Sausage, Fruit Lunch – Beanie Weenies, Salad, Corn, Fruit Dinner – Baked Ham, Pasta Salad, Peas As the day began, aircraft began arriving, pushing Echo Flight to get The NC Wing Encampment Ops into action quickly as the aircraft Tempo remains at a very high pace. needed to be parked, and in some Today, Orientation Flights were held cases refueled. at the Oxford-Henderson Airport which is about 15 miles north of Camp Butner off of Interstate 85. 14 Cadets were transported to the airport for orientation flights. Along with them was Echo Flight, who would get their first good workout with orientation flight operations. Puttin' go-juice in the tanks......

Aircraft on the line, so anxious to “break the surly bonds of Earth” they needed chains to hold them down.

Three-bladed prop = Cessna 182 Mike, the FBO operator at OxfordHenderson was extremely gracious, taking the time to work with Echo Flight on refueling procedures and letting the Flightline Marshallers perform refueling and parking. As the day wore on, the schedule became tight as aircraft arrived and departed. Traffic became congested at times.

The North Carolina Wing Operations Directorate marshalled six of the ten wing aircraft, and the Virginia Wing provided an additional aircraft and Day 4 – 26 JUNE 2010

The Civil Air Patrol Roundel. It is pronounced “rondell”. This symbol harkens back to the very early days of Civil Air Patrol's service during World War II. INTERNET!!!! -Oxford-Henderson Airport has wireless Internet service,

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so the Encampment PAO, Lt Col Donald Beckett, was able to get online and update the encampment Facebook page. A special Thanks goes out to Lt Col Lucy Davis and Ms Kathy Gaddy, NC Wing Administrator for working to update the page in the evenings. The Facebook page now has a large number of photos highlighting days 13, and approximately 10 videos showing Rappelling, Obstacle Course, PT, and firearms. Additionally, Don Penven, the Wing PAO, was sent an article for the Carolina Wingspan, and an email was sent out on the CAPNC list notifying everyone of the Facebook page update.

however, was that this was a three hour long picnic, complete with a soccer game and a water fight. Dinner was a choice of fresh-off-thegrill hamburgers and hot dogs, provided by Chief Keith Hobgood and Butner Public Safety, which was a nice change from all the MREs!

received a new carriage with pneumatic tires, and were redesignated 155mm gun, M2. The M2 was the backbone of heavy artillery in World War II. The M2 fired a 95 pound projectile up to 26,000 yards. This piece was modernized at the cost of $50,000. The 155 was nicknamed 'Long Tom' due to it's long barrel.” According to Maj. Dabney, Encampment Commander, we will have a very special guest in attendance during the Pass-In-Review on Wednesday. More information will be forthcoming on this special guest.

The picnic was a chance for both cadets and seniors to relax and take a break from all the hard work, and it was the perfect way to celebrate the middle of the week. Next everyone will have to get back into the swing of things, though, and the competition for Honor Flight of the week slowly becomes more intense... The Cessna 182's Office Environment The 155mm howitzer is not an American invention....it's of French To celebrate the halfway point of the origin. WhoodaThunkit! week, we had our mid-week cookout.

First Aid / CPR Success! According to Major Ryan, the First Aid and CPR course produced a total of 74 first time certifications, and a total of 10 re-certifying for a grand total of 84 personnel receiving American Heart Association cards.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Keep up the Good Work!

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Everyone, basics and staff alike, changed into civvies and rode to the chow area, as though for any other. dinner. What the basics didn't know, Day 4 – 26 JUNE 2010

“The 155mm gun was borrowed from the French during World War I, and was originally designated the M1918 GPF (Grande Puissance Filloux). In 1940, a modernization program was started with over 3,000 guns. They Civil Air Patrol – USAF Auxiliary

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Butner Public Safety sponsored a picnic for the Encampment. We are especially grateful and the food was awesome. Lt Col Lucy Davis presented a special plaque to Chief Hobgood. Representation – Just a few of the many squadrons from around North Carolina represented at this year's encampment INJURIES – The week is growing long and everyone is getting tired. This makes it IMPORTANT to remain Vigilant. Pay attention to what is happening. There have been a couple of minor injuries, and blisters are starting to become an issue. Take Note! If you feel a 'hot spot' starting, STOP your activity, and address it. ALL ground team personnel are supposed to have Mole Skin – You know, that weird stuff you bought at the drug store that you had no clue what it was supposed to do. Don't let a blister become an issue. Stop and treat before it makes you a liability to the person you are trying to save. Ground team personnel are also supposed to have extra pairs of socks. USE THEM! Change socks at least once during the day, and more if necessary. Foot Care is a vital aspect of Ground SAR Operations. Day 5 – 27 JUNE 2010 M110A2 Self-Propelled Howitzer “The M110A2 is a self-propelled heavy artillery cannon with a crew of 12. Designed to be part of a common family of weapons utilizing the same chassis components, the M107, and M110 were essentially the same vehicle mounting different barrels. Menu for Day 6, Monday 28 JUNE Breakfast: Eggs, Grits, Ham, Corned This full-tracked, self-propelled artillery weapon fires a 200-pound, Beef Hash, OJ/Fruit Drink eight inch diameter projectile. The Lunch: Hot Dogs, Chips, Fruit, shell leaves the muzzle at a velocity Dessert, Beverage of 2,300 feet per second, and can Dinner: BBQ Chicken, Potatoes, travel more than eighteen miles. (For Lima Beans, Beverage those who remember, that muzzle velocity is much, much faster than the Kimber .45 cal pistols that were fired at the firing range. And, it isn't much slower than the Sig And Ar-15 rifle velocity, which was around 3,500 feet per second.) Ammunition includes standard highexplosives, bomblets, and highexplosive rockets. It is found in some corps artillery units. This howitzer system was designed to provide Striving for Perfection, even in the medium-range, general support hallway. artillery fire. Powered by a Detroit Diesel, it is not armored and can travel at a top speed of between 30 and 45 miles per hour. The M110A2 was built by Bowen-McLauchlinYork of York, Pennsylvania. Widely used in Vietnam, the Army received this howitzer in 1963. There were Civil Air Patrol – USAF Auxiliary

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1,023 M110A2s in the Army inventory in the early 1990s, prior to the system being phased out of service. Teamwork........a word from Chaplain Barwick: “A loaded mini-van pulled into the only remaining campsite. Four children leaped from the vehicle and began feverishly unloading gear and Chaplain Barwick explaining cookie setting up the tent. The boys rushed to distribution procedures during gather firewood, while the girls and Character Development. their mother set up the camp stove and cooking utensils. A nearby camper marveled to the youngster's father, “That sir, is some display of teamwork.” The father replied, “I have a system; no one goes to the bathroom until the camp is set up.” Encampment Attendance – We are still at 100% Attendance – no one has gone home. Keep up the Great Work Everyone! Let's make this one of the very, very few 100% Attendance Encampments for North Carolina Wing! A completely unsolicited comment: “Sir, I thought the food was going to be worse at encampment.” Response: “Well, just hang in there, we still have till the end of the week to meet your expectation.” Lt Col Benbow has advised the Public Affairs section there will be a special presention during the colors presentation at the Awards Ceremony. Completing the survey. Army Manhole Cover – 1, Maj Peting – 0 Yesterday, Maj Peting was backing up and his truck was swallowed by a manhole at the end of the parking area. The Army......after enjoying a hearty guffaw, picked Maj Peting's truck up with a forklift, and moved it away from the hungry manhole. The truck (and driver) was not harmed during the manhole assault.

The manhole now only needs four more vehicles to become a manhole ace. (Pic courtesy of Lt Col Benbow) ATTENTION SPORTS FANS: From the Camp Butner Sports Network, in the North Carolina Wing Encampment Volleyball Series (Senior Staff vs Cadets): Senior Staff – 4-0 Cadet Wing – 0-4

The Butner Arrow is a Production Of: Encampment Commander: Major Linwood Dabney Commandant of Cadets: Major Andy Wiggs Cadet Commander: c/Lt Col Zachary Baughman Public Affairs Officer: Lt Col Donald Beckett Cadet Public Affairs Officer: c/CMSgt Katherine Moore

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Tomorrow's Weather Forecast: COLD! LZ at Range 4, the 1000 yard range. Quite a few cadets salivated over hoping to get to shoot on that range someday. While at the range waiting for the Lakota to arrive, the Cadet Wing took the opportunity to get some quality drill time in. encampment photo was taken. The photos taken turned out well.

Expected High – 88 Deg F
Sadly, one of our cadets has been released due to a medical illness. Austin “Puppychow” Porterfied went home yesterday. He will be fine AND, he has received full credit for the Encampment. We wish him well, and a hearty CONGRATULATIONS!

A copy has been posted to the Facebook page, and an additional copy sent out as a .pdf on the CAPNC email list. A full, uncropped copy will be sent out to all participants that we have email addresses for. IF you do not ever receive a copy, please email Maj. Wiggs or the PAO, Lt Col Donald Beckett for a copy.

Our wonderful friends with the N.C. National Guard continue to work very hard to keep us fed. Please Thank Them as you go through the line SAFETY remains a high priority with during chow. Encampment Staff. Last night at approximately 2330, the advanced ground team flight was pulled out of the field due to an imminent The Encampment Ops Tempo remains high, with a very special visit thunderstorm threat. Remember! If you can hear thunder, then you can be by a UH-72 Lakota, the Army's struck by lightning. Lightning is the newest helicopter from the Army number one environmental killer in National Guard unit at Raleighthe United States. Durham International Airport. Our thanks goes to 1Lt Darrell Scoggins, CONGRATULATIONS! According and CW4 Ty Mullins for flying and Maj Merlin “Butch” Phillips, 74 cadets successfully completed their ACUT Communications Course. Captain Fred Draper and c/CMSgt Crawford assisted in teaching.

spending time with the Cadet Wing. The Lakota flew in and landed on the Day 6 – 29 JUNE 2010

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