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Cadets of Sacramento Squadron 14 sene as
color guard for Air Force Chief of Staff
By ILt. Gene F. Trasti
California Wing, Group 25 PAO
What thoughts would be racing through
your head if you learned you were to serve
as color guard for General Ronald R. Fogle-
man, Air Force Chief of Staff? Thanks to
the alertness of lLt. Robert Schabert, Squad-
ron 14 Commander, his cadets not only had
the chance to ponder but to participate in
what could be a once in a lifetime opportu-
nity. Learning in advance of General Fogle-
man's visit, Lt. Schabert launched his
"mission possible" to have his cadets serve
as color guard and attend the events sur-
rounding the General's visit. After a lot of
work, mission accomplished "and the rest
is history." "They couldn't have done it
better," said Lt. Schabert, referring to the
color guard's performance. "I'm very proud
of my cadets."
General Fogleman was in Sacramento
on the 23rd of April 1996 to speak at the
Comstock club, to a group of about 350
persons and then "whisked off' to nearby
McClellan Air Force Base where he spoke
to a crowd of more than 3500 people. The
cadets participated in both events. When
departing McClellan, the General graciously
shook the hand of each cadet; talk about a
"Kodak Moment."
The cadets serving as Color Guard were
Craig Beath, Jordan McMahon, Brandy
Hartsgrove and Robert Hester. The cadets
in attendance were Justin Claudy, Jason
Cullins, Ron O'Neal, Nicole Pirnley, Ther-
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An event of this magnitude generates a
tremendous amount of publicity for the
Civil Air Patrol and also serves to educate
the public on the inseparability of the Air
Force and its auxiliary. From a public af-
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than this.
Lt. Col. Donna Starr, Commander Gold
Country Group 25, echoed our thoughts
when she stated, "I was thrilled we had this
opportunity to demonstrate the excellence
of our officers and cadets."
If this was a baseball game, Squadron
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Welcome to . Eagle Ca14
your new CaUfornia Wing
magazine. Eagle Callis indeed
your magazine, a product of
rank-and-file squadron mem-
bers thi-oughout the state; {
members who write about and
photograph the · compelling
' events which set our unique
  organization apart
from all others.
For the present; we at Cali.;
fornia Wing wiD be helping out
with the editing and layout of
Eagle but as we continue
to build a stafT, the editorial
chores will be assumed by in-
terested member-journalists
who want to help tell the Cali-
fornia Civil Air Patrol story.
We're looking for volunteers!
We expect publication of two
Eagle Call issues this year as
we assess the advertising mar-
ket. We hope to bring you
quarterly issues of the maga,;.
zine in 1997.
If you would like to be an
Eagle Call contributor, send \
us your story. We accept typed,
double-spaced copy. Please
limit your contributions to
about one-and-one-half pages.
Photos can be in either color or
black-and-white. We are un-
able to return photos unless
accompanied by a self-ad-
dressed stamped envelope. All
submissions will be promptly
considered. Of, if you would
simply like to write a letter to
the editors, we will attempt to
print as many letters as space
permits. We. welcome all news-
letters. Here's a tip toward
pUblication: keep 'em short,
and stick to one subject per
Mail or FAX all stories and
letters to:
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Two Minutes and
Thirty Seconds .
By LTC. Donna Starr
• •
It was Sunday, March 31st, 1996 when the Beechcraft Sierra made its
take-off from Sacramento Executive airport about 4 pm in the afternoon. The
pilot had started to tum West to head for Santa Rosa, when he heard the call :
"Mayday, Mayday, this is Cessna 66 Quebec. I just lost power! I am by the
deep water channel . . . " The voice sounded scared.
Suddenly all the years of training and experience kicked in for Civil Air
Patrol Captain Kevin Healy. He turned away from his planned destination to
assist Steve Bowden, a young student pilot in trouble.
What follows is a transcript of the FAA tapes, recounting this two minute
and thirty second drama, from the declared emergency to a crash that this
student walked away from.
Approach Control (APC) : "November 66 Quebec, roger and squak 7-7-
0-0. 66 Quebec check your carburetor heat and your fuel . . . "
(Bowden) "My carburetor heat is ofT. And fuel -- I should have fuel.
--I'm gliding 70."
(Healy): "Approach, 2 Foxtrot Charlie. I have the Cessna in sight. Any
assistance I can provide? "
(APC) : "2 Foxtrot Charlie, keep him in sight. -- And he 's down at 500
feet. "
(Healy) : "The one going Northbound, correct? "
(APC) : "Northbound, -- correct. "
(Bowden) : "Any recommended places to put this down?"
Looking down, Healy saw the deep water shipping channel with the levy
berm road, the flooded rice paddys, some grassy areas and another irrigation
canal. He had only brief seconds to evaluate the air speed of the Cessna. It had
been over a decade since Healy had flown a Cessna 150, yet he immediately
recalled the emergency procedure checklist. Considering the loss of altitude
and all the other possibilities, Healy spoke into his radio:
(Healy) : "From my viewpoint, you may want to go toward the grass. That
-- ah -- muddy stuff is gonna ' flip him right over. "
Continued ...
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(APC) : "Stick to the grass 66
Quebec, the mud could possibly cart-
wheel. "
(Bowden) : "OK, I'm gonna' "
(Healy) : "Recommend there 's
a road to the right -- road to the
right. Depending on the winds --
winds are one-six-zero. You may
want to turn around -- aim south --
land on that if you can make it. Over.
2 Foxtrot Charlie. "
(APC) "28X turn right 30 de-
grees, vectors away from a sit, traf-
fic 11 0 'clock, three miles circling. "
(Healy) : "Cessna, I'd set up for
a long final on that road running
north-southbound if you still don 't
have your power. "
(Bowden) : "I have no power
whatsoever. I'm just going to put
it down right here as fast as 1 can."
(Healy): "What is your alti-
tude ?"
(Bowden) : "I'm between 30
and 40 feet!"
(Healy) "What 's your flap set-
(Bowden): "Up."
(Healy): "You may want to go
for some flaps. Get your speed as
slow as you can. Checkfor furro wed
terrain. Watch out for anything in
front of you. Hold the nose up as
long as you can. Get your door un-
locked. Get ready to turn off the
power. " As he watched, circling at
about 1,000 feet, Healy saw the plane
go down in the waist-high mud of
the Yolo County flood plain, and
nose over.
(Healy): "OK.Aircraftisdown!
They look inverted. I'm looking for
life signs. Over. You 'd better get the
medevac helicopter out here. "
(APC) : "Roger, on the way. "
(Healy) : "OK, he has flipped
over, one time over. I see no evi-
dence offire. This is 2 Foxtrot Char-
lie. orbiting at two thousand five
hundred. "
(APC) : "2 Foxtrot Charlie . ..
roger. Stick with him and we 'll get
back to 'ya. "
It seemed incredible that all of
this took place in two minutes and
thirty seconds. As Healy hovered
over the crash site like a watchful
hawk, the afternoon was slipping
away, giving way to long shadows
of evening. Healy saw Bowden crawl
out from under the wreck looking as
though he might have sustained some
injuries. He was wearing only shorts,
tennjs shoes and a tee shirt. Dressed
as he was in that mud, Healy knew
hypothermia could set in very
quickly. There was also a storm front
moving in, but Healy couldn't leave
until he was sure Bowden was safe.
At this point Healy asked the
APC to please call his mother in
Santa Rosa and tell her he would be
late in getting there, so she would
not worry.
Later, Leslie A. Jose-Baldwin,
Sacramento Area Supervisor of the
Terminal Radar Approach Control ,
commended Healy, stating: "After
you spotted the aircraft, your flying
expertise and competence became
evident as you took control of the
situation. You knew exactly what
information the pilot in distress
needed to prepare for his forced
landing. I'm sure your calm voice
and demeanor gave reassurance to
the other pilot. After the accident
occurred, you went above and be-
yond the call of duty by delaying
your fl ight to Santa Rosa for over 30
minutes for the purpose of watching
the pilot and the aircraft on the
ground, while awaiting search and
rescue vehicles to arrive on the scene.
Because of your accurate reporting
of the swampy conditions around
the downed aircraft, we were able to
provide needed information to the
search and rescue crews so that they
could determine how best to effect a
timely evacuation ofthe pilot. Since
the forced landing was in a remote
area with very limited access, your
assistance in locating the pilot and
downed aircraft was invaluable.
Once the helicopter was en route,
you continued your assistance by
giving the helicopter pilot precise
information enabling hjm to land at
the accident site and pick up the
pilot for transport to a waiting am-
bulance. Please accept my sincere
thanks for ajob well done," said the
FAA supervisor.
Capt. Kevin Healy, Group 25 le-
gal officer, "talked down" a fel-
low pilot in trouble, probably
saving that pilot's life.
The extent of Bowden's injuries
were shock, scrapes, broken ribs and
a bruised lung. He was a student
pilot on his third solo flight out of
Natomas airport. The crash occurred
only 15 miles from his home base.
He had immediately followed
Healy' s instructions, flying in the
cushion of air called "ground ef-
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seconds to slow down enough to
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Healy comes from a military
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at PAC Region Conference
Bryon Brammer, veteran South-
ern California area commander, was
appointed Californja Wing Com-
mander at Pacific Region ceremo-
nies in Portland, Oregon on May 4th
of thls year. With the appointment of
Wing Commander, Brammer was
elevated to the rank of full colonel.
During the colorful change-of-
command ceremonies, Brig. Gen-
eral Richard Anderson, CAP Na-
tional Commander and National
Vice Commander, Col. Paul
Bergman, welcomed Colonel Bram-
mer to the top California spot and
lauded outgoing California Wing
Commander, Colonel Angelo Porco
for a job well done. Colonel Porco
will join Pacific Region as Govern-
ment Relations Adviser.
Colonel Bryon Brammer, California Wing Commander.
Our new Wing Commander
brings with hlm a varied and impres-
sive string of credentials and ac-
complishments. Colonel Brammer
has been a CAP member for more
than thjrty years, havingjoined back
in 1964 as a cadet. Colonel Bram-
mer has held virtually every com-
mand post in California Wing. He
has been Group 1 Commander twice,
San Fernando Senior Squadron 35
Commander three times, and has
served as Squadron 3 Commander.
Colonel Brammer also served as
Director of Communications for the
Wing for five years.
As for staff positions, Bryon
Brammer has been Wing Chief of
Staff, Executive Officer and Vice
Commander. He has also been ac-
tive in Cadet Activities and is par-
ticularly proud of helping California
Cadets participate in the re-estab-
Change of Command ceremonies held in Portland during Pacific Region
Conference. (Photo by LTC Lois Jones)
Iished National Drill Competition,
while serving as Pacific Region
Deputy Chief of Staff for Cadets
during 1971.
Through the years, Colonel
Brammer has been an acti ve CAP
mjssion pilot, rackjng up more than
2,000 hours in various single-en-
gine airplanes, most of it on official
California Wing missions. He cur-
rently owns a Piper Archer, which
he keeps stabled at Whiteman Air-
port. Brammer is a CAP Command
Pilot. He has nine distress "finds" to
his credit, plus two "saves" and 97
non-distress finds.
The Brammer home in Simi
Valley houses a total CAP famil y.
Bryon and Melody Brammer met
while they were cadets. Melody is a
CAP Major. Son Bryan, 16, is a
Cadet Technical Sergeant and
daughter Jennifer has just recently
become a CAP cadet.
Colonel Brammer holds a bache-
lor degree from the University of
Phoenix and an Associate of Arts
Degree from Los Angeles Valley
College, where he majored in Police
Sciences and Small Business Man-
agement. He is employed as a Sen-
ior Project Manager by Pacific Coast
Cabling of Chatsworth. *"
  * * *
Welcome to the first issue of
Eagle Call. This article is one of
several firsts for me; the first issue
of ournew Wing Magazine, which
we hope to publish at least once
every quarter. I would like to thank
Major Wyn Selwyn, our Director
of Public Affairs, for getting this
In future articles, I will inform
you of what my goals are and how
I intend to meet them. I will use
this forum to communicate to you
issues that I feel are important for
the members to hear directly from
I have read with interest, views
and opinions of my predecessors
in columns such as this one, al-
ways wondering how they deter-
mine a topic to write about.
My first topic for discussion
with you is the total reorganization
of the Command structure of Cali-
fornia Wing Headquarters. The
Wing now has two Vice Com-
manders, one in Northern Califor-
nia and one in Southern Califor-
nia. Lt. Colonel Shirley Timm will
serve as the Vice Commander in
Northern California. Lt. Colonel
Tom Mayer will serve as Vice
Commander in Southern Califor-
nia. Both Lt. Colonels Mayer and
Timm have had impressive careers
in CAP. They have operational re-
sponsibility for the Groups in each
of their territories.
The job of Executive
Officer and Chief of Staff
have been eliminated in favor
of five new Deputy Com-
manders, four of which have
been staffed. These Deputy Com-
manders will act as what I call
"Super Directors." I have com-
bined several related departments,
which each Deputy Commander
will have overall responsibility.
Lt. Col. J. P. Ollivier is Deputy
Commander for Administration.
Within his command are several
traditional departments: Director
of Information Management,
which includes Administration,
Plans and Programs, Information
Systems, and the Wing Secretary.
Also, the Directors of Personnel,
Finance, and the Wing Inspector.
Lt. Col. John Mouzakis is the
Deputy Commander for Opera-
tions, which includes Operations,
Emergency Services, Communi-
cations, Standard Eval, Counter
Drug and Aircraft Management.
Lt. Col. Virginia Nelson heads up
Training. Included in her command
is Cadet Programs, Aerospace
Education and Senior Training. She
will eventually head up all training
activities in California Wing. The
fourth assigned Deputy Com-
mander is Lt. Col. Bob Fields. Lt.
Colonel Fields heads up Strategic
Planning. He is responsible for
determining what our needs are
Col. Bryon Brammer
California Wing Commander
for the future and to help develop
plans for meeting those require-
ments. Not currently filled is the
fifth and fmal Deputy Commander,
that of Mission Support. Within
this command is Public Affairs,
Historian, Medical Officer, Legal
Officer, Recruiting, Logistics and
the Wing Chaplain. During the
coming months the Command Staff
will be working together with me
to fine tune these staff arrange-
I have chosen these individu-
als to be members of my Com-
mand Staff because of their expe-
rience and aggressive styles. I
expect them to help solve the prob-
lems that have kept this Wing from
achieving greatness. They will be
instrumental in helping me obtain
the goals that I have set for this
Wing during my tenure as Wing
I look forward to being the
California Wing Commander and
to communicating with you in my
next column. Our organization is
not the same today as it used to be
and will not be the same in the
future. But with your help we can
change to meet the challenges the
future will demand. *
Dear California Wing Members:
Approximately nine months ago, I was asked by Colonel
Pearson if I would transfer to Pacific Region as the
Government Relations Advisor. He stated that he believed
that what we had accomplished in California Wing had
played a very important part in helping to keep Civil Air
Patrol as the Auxiliary of the United States Air Force in the
Department of Defense and avoided a cut in our budget for
the year of 1996. And again our all -out Grass-Roots
campaign helped defeat Senator McCain's possible thrust
to affect our budget for the year 1997. Senator McCain
succumbed and stated " ... I'm not interested in spilling a
lot more blood over it."
This great accomplishment came about because of our effort, hard work, loyalty, dedication and
doing what California Wing is known for, and that is giving our all and doing our best for Civil Air
Once again my profound thanks to our California Wing staff, our Group Commanders and their
staffs, our Squadron Commanders and their staffs, all the Squadron members and the families and
friends of Civil Air Patrol who made this possible. You made a great positive impression and you left
a great positive impression with all of our elected government officials and I mean from President
Clinton on down.
About five months ago Colonel Pearson again advised me that he would like me to come to Pacific
Region and that he would like the Change of Command to take place at the Pacific Region
Conference in Portland, Oregon. This time I agreed and Colonel Brammer was advised by Colonel
Pearson that I would be transferred to Pacific Region.
My farewell thoughts about leaving California Wing are many and emotional. These many years of
camaraderie extending from Van Nuys Composite Squadron 81, to Van Nuys Senior Squadron 81, to
Los Angeles Group 1, to California Wing have established memorable and lasting friendships.
Together we have succeeded and together we will continue to succeed for we were never afraid of
what the future would bring.
And now as I embark on this new venture, I wish to express my everlasting gratitude to all of you
who have supported me throughout these many years. My heartfelt thanks to all of you who have
assisted me during my tenure as California Wing Commander. As always I would be remiss if I did
not thank the wives, husbands, parents, sons, daughters and loved ones who have allowed us to
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A Summer of SAREXs
By Major Wyn Selwyn
Summer is training time for
California Wing's volunteer profes-
sionals. During the long days of the
summer months we hone our Emer-
gency Services skills to maintain
the readiness edge needed in the
life-saving work we do. A whirl-
wind of busy weekends throughout
the state has once again put Califor-
nia Wing in the spotlight within the
Emergency Services community.
Santa Maria ' s Squadron 30
hosted a two-day SAREX in mid-
May, offering an ambitious dual
scenario: simulation of a search for
a missing aircraft, and a mock earth-
quake on the central coast of the
More than 100 ES specialists,
from pilots to intelligence officers
and truck drivers turned out early on
the morning of 20 May to ready the
twenty aircraft for the exercise. After
a hearty breakfast, supplied by the
Salvation Army, the participants met
in Squadron 30' s impressive ready-
room for a briefing.
After the 0700 briefing, every-
one turned out to begin their assign-
ments. The goals of the SAREX
were to teach pilots to correctly
locate and fly inside search grids
and test the Squadron' s computer
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the training included training in
communications, administration,
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An attentive platoon of Air Force
Evaluators were on hand to monitor
the training. Ltc. Bob Beevers,
Squadron Public Affairs Officer ob-
served, "They don ' tjust follow you
around and write down what they
see, they'll throw tests at you."
Santa Maria was chosen to host
the event because of its state-of-the-
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out N97099.
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art base facilities, including a brand
new operations center. California
Wing Personnel on hand incl uded
Ltc. Lloyd Burreel, Maj. Frank
Young and Major Wyn Selwyn. Maj .
Young said he enjoys being a Civil
Air Patrol professional volunteer.
"It' s a good feeling when we' re able
to help someone out of trouble," said
Young. "Exercises like this are good
training because they keep us fit, "
he added.
Squadron 30 received an "Out-
standing" rating for the exercise, the
highest rating given by the Air Force.
Group 11 Commander, Capt. Larry Myrick briefs ES volunteers at
Squadron 30's impressive quarters in Santa Maria.
Breakfast courtesy of the Salvation Army. Pilots (and observers and scanners), man your planes.
Wing LO, Ltc. Steve Webber meets the press at Santa Maria SAREX.
Big Bear SAREX
Provides Good "Altitude"
By Capt. Ray Tippo
The Third Annual Big Bear
Mountain SAREX got underway in
mid-May amid the breathtaking
scenery of the San Bernardino
Mountains in all their spring gran-
The three-day event was hosted
by Big Bear Squadron 6750. An
intensive refresher course in moun-
tain search-and-rescue flying, the
event was the brainchild of Wing
ES Training Officer, Ltc. Joe Or-
chard. Orchard saw it as a way to
bring high altitude training to South-
ern California. Traditionally, moun-
tain flight training has always been
held at Bishop's nationally recog-
nized "High Rocks" event of the
same type. Orchard lauded project
officer, 1st Lt. Bill Hartman of the
Big Bear Squadron, for putting the
event together.
There was something for every-
body at the Big Bear SAREX, a
ground school for scanner training,
and courses on how to recognize the
Pilot (Ltc.) Larry Goudie of the Big Bear Squadron and observer, Ltc.
Joe Chizmadia of Cal ifor nia Wing, char their training route.
effects of oxygen deprivation dur-
ing high altitude operations. Air-
planesjustdon' tfly as well at higher
altitudes and it behooves every pilot
to beawareof a thing called "density
altitude." Pilots were required to drag
out their calculators to make exact
calculations and predictions of how
their airplanes would behave at Big
Bear's 6,750 foot altitude.
Three high altitude courses were
required for pilot certification. Dur-
ing the flights, crews were required
to find simulated crash sites and
operate direction-fInding equipment
as aides in finding Emergency Lo-
cator Transmitter signals.
Cadets get their assignments in Holcomb Valley near Big Bear as May
temperatures hover in the 90's during the High Altitude SAREX.
At the same time, a two-day
Cadet Encampment was underway
nearby. Thirty-six cadets from Big
Bear, Santa Monica Squadron 51,
and Los Alamitos Squadron 153
camped out at the 7,700 foot level in
Holcomb Valley, several miles to
the North of Big Bear Airport. As
temperatures hovered in the mid-
nineties, the cadets studied radio-
logical monitoring techniques, first
aid and helicopter recovery opera-
tions. The Cadets also lent a valu-
able hand to the seniors at the
SAREX, providing ground teams,
first-aid teams and recovery know-
how at the simulated crash sites. *
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The Professionals:
Profiles in Service
By Maj. Wyn Selwyn
Joe Orchard relaxes on the front
deck of his Big Bear home and scans
the beautiful blue lake which is his
front yard. "I wanted to be of serv-
ice," he says, summing up his years-
long commitment to Civil Air Pa-
trol. Joe's record bears out that com-
Joe and his wife Helen joined
CAP back in 1977, flying out of
Whiteman Airport in Pacoima with
Squadron 81 . He brought to the
squadron his privately owned Cessna
172, which saw heavy duty with the
squadron on scores of searches.
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found the Orchards living in their
Big Bear retirement home. But "re-
tirement" is not a word in Joe's
After their move to Big Bear,
Joe and Helen Orchard helped in the
reactivation oflocalSquadron 6750
(named for the altitude of the air-
port). The squadron was officiall y
chartered in 1990 and Joe took
command in 1992. He recently re-
linquished command to Ltc. Fred
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Report on Monterey Bay
Emergency Senices Symposium
By ILt. Athan Constantine
The Monterey Bay Senior Squadron 60 hosted an Emergency Services
and Disaster Relief Symposium at the Weckerling Cultural Center of the
Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey, CA on 11 and 12 April
The event was co-sponsored by the Monterey County Office of Emer-
gency Services (OES) and the Association of Monterey Bay Area Govern-
ments (AMBAG). Its purpose was to familiarize all the Monterey County
authorities with the problems they may face during a natural or man-made
disaster, to advise them of the legal issues involved, and to coordinate the
different Emergency Services of the County in case such an event occurs.
From the Civil Air Patrol side, the California Wing Commander gave a
presentation about CAP history and its role in Emergency Services. Among
other CAP personnel that attended the Symposium was the ES Training
Officer, California Wing, Lt. Col. Joe Orchard, the CA WG Director of
Management and Information Officer, Capt. Helen Orchard, as well as a large
number of Monterey Bay Senior Squadron 60 personnel.
The symposium lasted two days and it was attended by all the Chiefs of
Police, City Managers, the Monterey and Santa Cruz County Sheriffs, the Fire
Department Chiefs, and other military and civilian authorities, associated
with local Emergency Services and Planning from all the Monterey, San
Benito and Santa Cruz Counties.
The Symposium was a success and made the Squadron highly visible to
the local authorities. As an aftermath the Squadron has received numerous
phone cal1s concerning future cooperation of the Squadron and CAP with the
local counties. The role of CAP in disaster relief became apparent and raised
the issue of the need for more local MOUs and Emergency and Disaster Relief
exercises with the participation of CAP and the rest of the local Emergency
Services Community. *
Joe and Helen Orchard
gency Services Training Officer.
Under Orchard's leadership the Big
Bear squadron was awarded the Unit
Citation by CAP National Head-
quarters. Joe himself was singled
out for the honor of Cal ifornia Wing
Senior Member of the Year for 1993.
Hehas been the leading force in for-
mulating a Mountain High Altitude
Course for air aircrew proficiency,
with Big Bear Airport as the "home
During the Northridge Earth-
quake emergency, Joe and Helen
left the Cessna in the hangar and
reported to the American Red Cross
for ground duties. They worked the
devastated area for some three
weeks, helping to get everything
from blankets to medicine to food,
for the 20,000 refugees.
Helen and Joe did much of the
"grunt" work along with the other
CAP volunteers, driving trucks,
making sandwiches, manning the
radio links -- doing virtually any job
that needed to be done. Joe managed
to get some time in his pilot's log-
book, flying Red Cross officials on
damage assessment tours during the
Landers Quake.
Joe is a busy man, but you know
what they say: "If you want some-
thing done, ask a busy man, " like
Ltc. Joe Orchard, one of the movers
and shakers of California Wing.
In the words of California Wing
Commander, Col. Bryon Brammer,
"We could use about a hundred more
dedicated volunteers just like Joe
Orchard." *
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By Ltc. Bill Cowman
Another "earthquake" terror-
ized southern California late Fri-
day, April 19th. A 6.3 shudder on
the Rose Canyon Fault which runs
along the U.S.-Mexican border was
the basis of the San Diego County's
biennial Disaster Relief exercise.
Though the magnitude was not
extreme, the DRE assumed some
liquification of the ground in river
beds and possible damage to dams
and other installations. One reason
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the introduction of SEMS (Stan-
dardized Emergency Management
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sembled at Gillespie Field (El
Cajon) before 7am Saturday morn-
ing and got the desks and equip-
ment set up in a flurry of activity.
The organization's radio net and
the Group's alerting officer, Cpt.
Janie Thornton, had announced the
exercise Friday evening, and the
volunteers began to arrive. Packet
radio contact with the county of-
fices was established and runners
between them and the CAP base
were assigned. Lt. Col. Lloyd
Burrell, the Incident Commander,
held a briefing and Cpt. Red Tay-
lor gave a comprehensive address
on the safety issues. Red and his
assistant, S/M Trudy Walker, fol-
lowed through with a vengeance.
All aircraft reporting in were
checked for FAA required paper-
work and subjected to a physical
With 54 Senior members, 7
Cadets, 12 aircraft and 22 vehicles
checked in things went into high
gear. The first flight out was by
Majs. Ben Peterson and Doris
Ritchey in Ben' s blue Stinson.
They went to Montgomery Field
in San Diego, checked the run-
ways, talked to the personnel about
lights, fuel and other conditions
there and returned to GiJIespie.
While they were aloft the packet
link operated at full throttle. "At
one time," lLt. Jerry Bransford
remarked, "we were given so many
tasks we didn't have enough air-
craft to assign and had to tum some
Lindberg Airport, the main fa-
cility for commercial flights, was
reported as unusable.
A blood bank ferry flight to
Imperial county was made by Cpts.
James Gilmore and Robert Daniel
and 2Lt. Kenneth Johnson.
By this time 1 Lt. Eugene Wolf
and Rick Rengel were in high orbit,
acting as CAPCOM. A plane with
Majs. Ken Corica and Tom
Busemi, plus S/M Jim Redmond
was enroute to assess any damage
at Cuyamaca Dam. A similar mis-
sion was flown by SIMs Bill
Oppermann and Mike Herendon
and lLts. Jeff Harrigan and Estelle
Ward for the Sutherland and Hen-
shaw Dams.
Then a Code Blue, the signal
of a real situation, was called. An
ELT was detected in the Gillespie
vicinity. Maj. Frank Young was
the Ground Officer Trainee and he
quickly got permission to dispatch
a team. Maj. Margurite Leveque
had a DF unit in her Saturn. She,
Cpt. James Robertson, C/lLt.
Benjamin Kay and CfAIC David
Caudle took off on its trail while
the rest of the mission went on.
Shortly after that a USAF ob-
server announced the packet sys-
tem was down. The runners would
have to carry the load.
As they were working, addi-
tional flights were assigned and
accomplished. A route reconnais-
sance pass on Highway 79 was
made by Ltc. D. Anderson, 2Lt.
Dale Hetrick and S/M Russ
Kortlever; Maj. Ben Peterson with
Cpt. Ernie Jones checked out a
lake, dam, aquaduct and sewage
treatment plant as Lts. Dan Rich
and John McShane looked over
the Oty Lake reservoir. Majors
Randy Gibson and S. Miller flew a
length of a power line while Rich
and McShane made a survey of
Interstate 805. Cpt. Michael Wat-
kins and lLt. Sherwin Basil looked
for damage in the south bay. Other
flights departed to pick up a dog
and handler, and various other mis-
At 1441 hours the ground team
reported via radio to Maj. Young.
They had pinpointed the ELT sig-
nal in a Cessna 152 at a tiedown on
the north ramp at Gillespie, and the
airport authorities were trying to
reach the owner to get him to come
shut it down. The operation was
winding down.
USAF people overseeing the
DRE were Ltc. Grant Feris and
Majs. Marland Chow, Rock Dar-
roch and David Hawn. No evalu-
ation of the exercise was made
because, Maj. Chow explained,
"This was CAP training in ICS
(Incident Command System) and
SEMS and an opportunity to work
with Los Angeles, Orange, River-
side and San Diego County
Former Astronaut William J. "Pete" Knight accepts honorary membership in Palmdale Cadet
Squadron 15 from Cadet Commander, CfLt. Jon Fox. Left to right: Former Wing Commander, Col.
Angelo Porco, Col. Knight (USAF Ret.) CILt. Fox and Squadron 15 Commander, Capt. Ted Neni.
High Desert Cadets
Draft an Astronaut
The Cadets of Palmdale
Squadron 15 now count an hon-
est-to-goodness astronaut as one
of their own. In ceremonies ear-
lier this year, the Group 9 cadets
adopted William 1. "Pete" Knight
into their ranks as an honorary
member of CAP.
The young future leaders of
the Antelope Valley had been
studying about Knight ' s exploits
in space and decided to "recruit"
the former Astronaut and vice
By Maj. Wyn Selwyn
commander of Edwards Air
Force Base. Knight, now a state
assemblyman, still holds the
world speed record for winged
aircraft, a record he set in the X-
15 at Edwards AFB.
Then California Wing Com-
mander, Col. Angelo Porco
lauded the Squadron 15 cadets
for their splendid record in Aero-
space Education and community
The award was presented to
Colonel Knight by Cadet Lieu-
tenant John Fox, Commander of
the Squadron cadet contingent.
Knight was presented with a
specially-tailored flight suit by
Fox and Colonel Porco. The for-
mer astronaut and former mayor
of Palmdale predicted that the
quest for excellence by the
Palmdale cadets will lead to un-
dreamed of rewards as they jour-
ney through life.
Squadron 35 Members Find Downed Plane
Operating out of a search base in Bakersfield, 1st Lt.
Edward Strucke (pilot) and Major Hal Crosskno (ob-
server) of San Fernando Senior Squadron 35 located the
wreckage of a twin-engine Cessna 411 which had gone
down near the town of Kernville, northeast of Bak-
ersfield. The pilot, sole occupant of the downed Cessna,
did not survive the crash.
The find was recorded on May 20th, some 24 hours
after the Appl e Valley based airplane had been reported
missing on a flight from Bakersfield to Ridgecrest. The
pilot had departed Bakersfield on the morning of 19
May, telling others that he would attempt to travel to
Ridgecrest Airport, despite high winds in the area, but
would divert to Apple Valley if the winds looked too
Civil Air Patrol ES was notified on the evening of 19
May, and by 0400 hours on the morning of20 May, MC,
Ltc. Stevy Ashe began steps to open a search base at first
light. First Lieutenant Ellis Udwin was MCO for the
mission. By dawn Strucke and Crosskno were airborne
out of Whlteman Airport in Strucke's 172. Accompa-
nied by Squadron 35' s corporate bird "32H," they were
the first CAP aircraft to arrive at the base. They were
assigned a grid and later joined by 19 other aircraft
Wing Headquarters
Welcomes New
Celebrity Members
Wing Commander Bryon Brammer recently wel -
comes two new CAP members to California Wing. They
are Margaret-Kerry Willcox and her husband Jack
Willcox, residents of Glendale. Both completed their
Level 1 training on June 1st.
Margaret brings an impressive resume to California
Wing, having played major roles in some 56 motion
pictures, plus roles on network TV and hundreds of
"voice-overs" for cartoons. You may recognize her as
the daughter of Charlie Ruggles on TV's Charlie Ruggles
Show, and Eddy Canter' s daughter in the movie, If You
Knew Susie. Walt Disney borrowed Margaret as the
model for the character "Tinkerbell" while she was a
starlet and dancer at Paramount. She is currently Public
Affairs Director for KKLA Radio in Glendale, where
she can be heard on the air daily. She also owns a
controlling interest in the "Flipper" series. She will be
helping the Wing with fund-raising activities.
Husband Jack is also working on a second career as
during the morning.
After a short break for lunch, MC Ashe gave Strucke
and Crosskno what he believed to be a "hot ENT AP" lead
just in from FAA radar. The Squadron 35 crew flew to
Black Mountain, about 8 miles from Lake Isabella,
where they set up a contour search. Almost immediately
Strucke spotted the wreckage. The executive airplane
had been nearly atomized by the crash, no one piece
being larger than a coffee table, according to Strucke.
Strucke said it appeared the aircraft hit the face of the
mountain at a high speed.
Strucke and Crosskno orbited the area for tow hours
helping vector a sheriff's helicopter and ground crew to
the wreckage. At first deputies were unable to fiend a
piece of the aircraft large enough to contain a registration
number. Finally they found a yellow repair tag on a
broken piece of radio, which carried the aircraft N
The 19 CAP search aircraft involved in mission 96-
M-971 flew a total of 53 sorties, which translated into
98.7 hours in the air. A total of 52 CAP personnel
responded to the mission. Crosskno and Strucke, who is
Squadron 35 commander, have been recommended for
"Find" awards. *:
Wing Commander Bryon Brammer welcomes Mar-
garet-Kerry Willcox and Jack Willcox aboard. They
bring many years experience with them from the
motion picture industry and marketing.
an actor after retirement from a long career on Madison
Avenue as a marketing and advertising executive. Jack
Willcox is a former B-29 commander with the 20th Air
Force and holds the Distinguished Flying Cross and a
number of other decorations earned during 35 combat
missions in World War II. *:
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Squadron 35 Hosts Girl Scouts
By Maj. Cal Burke
On Saturday, May
11, Squadron 35, at
Whiteman Airport in
Pacoima, California,
hosted more than two
hundred Girl Scouts in
an Aerospace Education
Festival. The Project Of-
ficer on this one was
Major Margot Leveque,
Squadron 35's Aero-
space Education Officer.
As one Scout Leader
said: "She did a great job
and we owe her a debt of
gratitude. "
Major Leveque had
substantial support and
assistance from Los An-
geles Group One, 35's
A gaggle of Girl Scouts gets ready for a trip up to the control tower.
parent Group. Also participating
were the Whiteman Control
Tower personnel, the San Fer-
nando Valley 99's, and Sun Quest
Aviation, one of Whiteman's
fixed based operators. This day
was an Aerospace Educators de-
light. There was something for
Great view! You can almost see Pasadena from here.
everyone, and everyone who par-
ticipated had a great time.
There were six major divi-
sions of the program, and each
one was terrific. In-
cluded were:
V A visit to the
control tower with all of
its supporting equip-
ment and an explana-
tion of ground and air
traffic control by the
controllers themselves.
V An aeronautics
class that introduced the
girls to the basics of air-
planes and their control
surfaces along with an
animated discussion of
what makes them stay
up there.
V A trip-to-Mars
seminar conducted by
Squadron 35 LTC Jim
Continued . . .
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San Jose
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lifesaving missions.
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of our Civil Air Patrol!
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Continued ...
French, who is a real live
space engineer. French
led the girls on a trip to
Mars from leaving the
house to landing on the
Red Planet. (Guess what
is still the most asked
question about space
t/ A flight line dis-
play with corporate,
member owned, and
other aircraft (even a
1934 Stearman that was
used to train pilots be-
fore WWII) that allowed
A shady spot and talk about the trip to the tower. Now we know how they keep all
those airplanes sorted out.
the scouts a hands-on ex-
perience with the planes. This
segment included a discussion of
military flying lead by former
military pilots with combat ex-
t/ An Emergency Locator
Transmitter discussion and dem-
onstration conducted by pilots
with many hours of EL T search-
ing. After the discussion, the
guests actually used direction
finding equipment to locate an
ELT transmitter.
t/ A demonstration of Sun
Quest's flight simulators that al-
lowed actual flying of the simu-
lators by the scouts.
Of course, there was a first-
aid station staffed by professional
medical personnel. The staff
included lLt. Carol Mailander,
the Squadron 35 Medical Offi-
cer, and Pat Strucke who is the
Commander's wife and also an
RN. And, Squadron 35 is fortu-
nate to have an honest-to-good-
ness chef who prepared an out-
door feast of all kinds of barbe-
cued goodies, salads, desserts,
and soft drinks.
What a day you say? Right
you are! The proof of the day's
success was the wonderment on
the faces of the young scouts and
the comments of the leaders and
parents who proclaimed it "the
most enjoyable and educational
of any of the outings we have
experienced." *
If you desire more information on the California Civil Air Patrol,
please complete this form and mail to:
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We are proud to salute the lifesaving
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(909) 337-9512 • Twin Peaks
Member Writes Legislati"e Book;
Gets Nod from CAP National Commander
Lieutenant Frank Marcial is a
man with a mission. Responding
to the national Commander's call
(or a better informed CAP mem-
bership, Marcial spent htmdreds
of hours of his own time and lots of
money from his own pocket to
turn out a primer aimed at helping
rank-and-file members foster re-
lationships with their elected rep-
resentati ves.
Known as The Legislative
Manual for the California Civil
Air Patrol Legislative Forum,
Ma:cial's impressive book is a
unique "how-to" manual for CAP
members who want to be part of
California' s pro-active campaign
to educate public officials about
Civil Air Patrol. Says Marcial in
his preface: "We believe it is a
matter of sound public policy and
fiscal responsibility for our elected
representatives to utilize this force
of volunteer professionals in the
fields of emergency services, aero-
California Legislative Manual featured in College kiosk. Manual author,
Lt. Frank Marcial and Pacific Region Legislative Officer Angelo Porco
check out the display at the College of the Canyons in Valencia where the
Legislative manual was produced.
space education, and the CAP
Cadet Program which plays an
important part in the crucial task of
bringing up our children as tomor-
row's leaders.
Marcial has worked closely
with Pacific Region .Legislative
liaison, Col. Angelo Porco and the
California Wing Department of
Public Affairs in producing the
Legislative Manual. The plan is to
provide key California CAP lead-
ers with the manual to aid them in
forming an on-going working re-
lationship with their elected repre-
sentatives and other public offi-
cials. Marcial says he hopes the
program can eventually be applied
to CAP nationally. Upon reading
his copy, National Commander,
Brigadier General Richard Ander-
son praised Marcial in a letter,
saying "I was truly impressed by
its quality, and 1 thank you for your
great professionalism." ..
By Maj. Fred Mahadocon
A first in the history of Cali-
fornia Wing, is the chartering of
the Billie L. LeClair Cadet Squad-
ron 89, honoring a living person.
Billie LeClair, a Lt. Col., was
bestowed this honor in recogni-
tion for her 35 years of dedicated
and faithful service to the Civil
Air Patrol. Despite being con-
fined to a wheelchair for the past
27 years, she continues to be
active whenever and wherever,
especially in Emergency Serv-
ices and Communications. In
1987, she was the recipient of the
National Communicator of the
Year Award. Presenting Lt. Col.
LeClair with the new Squadron
charter bearing her name were
Col. Angelo Porco, immediate
past California Wing com-
mander, and Lt. Col. Virginia
Nelson. Squadron 89, located at
the Ontario Air National Guard
Station, was first chartered in
February 1988 as the Ontario
Cadet Squadron 89. The Squad-
ron is presently commanded by
Maj. Patrick Ward. *
Former Wing Commander Angelo Porco signs the new charter for
Squadron 89 as Ltc. Billie LeClair and Squadron Commander, Major
Pat Ward look on. Squadron 39 is now officially known as the Billie L.
LeClair Squadron in honor of Billie's dedicated 35 years of service to
California CAP. It's the first time in California CAP history that a living
person has been so honored.
T il E ,,"IIITE II OV "
\ \       ~ I I I   O T O N  
December 28, 1995
Ms. Billie LeClair
San Bernardino, California
Dear Billie:
Hillary and I were so sorry 0 learn
of your health problems. You are in our
thoughts and prayers during this difficult
Earlier in the year, Billie LeClair received special
greetings from the White House wishing her well in
her recovery from health problems.
Watson"ille Classic
Again a High Point
By Maj. Fred Mahadocon
Watsonville, CA -- Since 1966, California Wing
Civil Air Patrol members have actively supported the
West Coast Antique Fly-in and Air Show held annu-
ally here at Watsonville. It was no different for this
year' s Memorial Day weekend, as 22 seniors and 183
cadets turned out for the event's 32nd year. The
Watsonville Air Show had its beginning in 1964 and
is sponsored by the Northern California Antique
Airplane Association. OK! Everybody off t he bus and grin.
Theme for this year's airshow was
"The Wonderful World of Women In
Aviation. " In keeping with the theme,
many of the airshow performers were
women. A speciaJ exhibit displayed
pictures and narratives of women who
had contributed to aviation from pio-
neer Harriet Quimbey to space shuttle
pilot Lt. Col. Eileen Collins. Present
were some members of the Women
Airforce Service Pilots (W ASP), the
International Women Pilots Organi-
zation and the International Women
Helicopter Pilots Organization.
Fall in, dress right. Look sharp troops!
Cadet Richard Ward, Squadron
44, said this was his first time at Wat-
sonville. "I like it, it was fun and I
enjoyed meeting other cadets. I'll be
back next year," he said. Michele
Pelkey, a cadet with Squad-
ron 12, was also at the air-
show for the first time. She
said, ''I'm coming back next
year because it was fun and I
Spit shine time before inspection.
We want to see the stars shine in t hose boots!
enjoyed looking at all the different
California Wing units support-
ing the airshow were Squadrons:
3, Van Nuys; 9, Madera; 10, Palo
Alto; 11, Palm Springs; 12,
McClellanAFB; 13, Freedom; 15,
Lancaster; 17, San Jose; 18,
Oakland; 19, Beale APB; 21 , EI
Monte; 25, Upland; 27, Glendale;
29, Norco; 30, Santa Maria; 35,
Pacoima; 36, San Jose; 39, Lan-
caster; 43, Hawthorne; 44, Con-
cord; 46, Tehachapi; 55, EI Cajon;
56, La Habra; 61, Camarrillo; 63,
Burbank; 64, La Verne; 84, Ed-
wards AFB; 85, Rescue; 86, San
Francisco; 88, Irvine; 89, Ontario;
101, Vandenberg AFB; 103, San
Luis Obispo; 107, Torrance; 114,
Moffett Field; 115, Santa Rosa;
131, Goleta; 137, Sylmar; 153, Los
Alamitos; and 192, San Carlos.
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By Maj. Fred Mahadocon
Twentynine Palms, CA --
Twenty-four seniors and 58 cadets
took part in Operation Jetstream at
the Twentynine Palms airport dur-
ing the weekend of April 20th and
21st. The two days of orientation
flights accomplished 28 powered
and 85 glider flights.
Powered flights were provided
by Maj . Hal Croskno flying a
Cessna 182, Capt. Jackie DeCosta
a Cessna 152 and 2nd Lt. Randy
Henry a Cessna 182.
Fly-In Aerofair were
11 seniors and 37 ca-
dets from Groups 15
and 18. The Aerofair
was held at Chino air-
port on May 4th and
A towplane, P A25-235 Piper
Pawnee, piloted by Tom McEr-
lane of the Twentynine Palms
Soaring Club, towed three SGS233
gliders totaling 125,000 feet. Glider
pilots were Maj . Dave Widrig,
Capt. Ernie Zoeter and 1st Lt.
Charlie Lewis. IstLt. Kitty Zoeter
coordinated the glider flights.
Civil Air Patrol's
function was control-
ling traffic during the
day and aircraft secu-
rity at night. When not
performing duties,
members visited the
various exhibits, air-
craft displays (World
War II warbirds, home
builts and experimen-
tals) and watched aer-
ial performances. A
CAP information and
display booth was also
among the exhibitors.
Capt. Ernie Zoeter and C. Sgt. Nick Yu
For recreation and relaxation,
the weekenders played volleyball,
watched video movies or sat around
the fire circle. Moral and spiritual
guidance were available from
Chaplains Lt. Col. Dan Dyer and
Capt. Karl Peterson. Maj. Evan
Zangenberg, Capt. Elizabeth
Zailgenberg and Capt. Gamila
Mherian did the meals during the
two-day event.
Participating units included
California Wing Headquarters,
Ontario; Group 1, Pacoima; Group
15, Chino; Squadron 20, Chino;
Squadron 25, Upland; Squadron
29, Norco; Squadron 45, March
AFB; Squadron 56, La Habra;
Squadron 64, La Verne; Squadron
89, Ontario; and Squadron 138,
Pico Rivera.
.. .. ..
Chino, CA -- Supporting the
First Annual Southern California
Maj. Fred Mahadocon, Group 15
Public Affairs Officer, operated
the booth. He was assisted by Lt.
Col. Ken Hartwell, officer in
charge of the CAP group.
Chino Cadet Squadron 20 fa-
cilities were utilized by the CAP
volunteers as their operational cen-
ter and camp site. Meals were pro-
vided by the sponsors of the Aero-
fair and video movies by 2nd Lt.
Brandon Harrison, Squadron 20
commander, for the CAP group.
During and at show's end,
Aerofair sponsor praised the per-
formance of the cadets and was ex-
t r e m e   y pleased. Similar and fa-
vorable comments were also made
by exhibitors and attendees. The
cadet commander was CfMsgt. Ja-
son Hinton of Squadron 64. Units
involved were Headquarters Group
1 and 15, Squadrons20,21, 29, 56,
64, 89, and 138.
.. .. ..
Fullerton, CA -- "Youth In
A viation Day" was a day of oppor-
tunity for California southland's
junior and high school students to
be informed of aviation career and
education opportunities in their
communities. Along with aviation,
industries, schools and organiza-
tions, Civil Air Patrol operated an
information and display booth. Lt.
Col. Virginia Nelson, Group 15
commander; Lt. Col. Ken Hartwell,
Squadron 64 commander; and Maj.
Fred Mahadocon, Group 15 public
affairs officer were present to pro-
vide advice and answers to ques-
tions by inquiring youths inter-
ested in CAP' s role in aviation.
The event was sponsored and held
on May 11th at the Aviation Fa-
cilities Inc. Flight Training Center
located at Fullerton Airport.
Group 15 Awards Ceremonies
By Maj. Fred Mahadocon
West Covina, CA -- Awards,
winners, presentations, praises,
applauses, smiles, joys, surprises,
prize drawings, Monterey
Chicken, and London Broil were
all part of Gil Robb Wilson Group
15' s Annual Awards Banquet.
The event was held at Blake's
Restaurant in West Covina on
May 18th.
Opening remarks were made
by Lt. Col. Virginia Nelson,
Group 15 commander. Lt. Col.
Nelson praised the squadrons
within the Group for the past
year's many accomplishments
and thanked them for making
Group 15 perhaps the best within
the California Wing. Notewor-
thy was the fact that Group 15
completed far more orientation
rides than all other Groups in
California put together. Group
15 were also rated the best with
the highest rating after an inspec-
tion by California Wing earlier
in the year. In the 12 areas in-
spected, the Group amassed five
outstanding, five excellent and
two satisfactory ratings.
Capt. Alden Wright, Califor-
nia Wing Aerospace Education
Director, briefed the attendees
on Space Shuttle STS77. The
space shuttle, "Endeavor," was
launched on May 19th from
Kennedy Space Center. He talked
about the mission of the Endeavor
and of its unique payload, an
inflatable antenna.
Los Angeles Cadet Squad-
ron 138, commanded by Lt. Col.
Charles Wiest, received its sec-
ond unit citation. It now is the
only squadron in Group 15 that
has two unit citations. The award
is for the period January 1990 to
May 1996. During that period,
the squadron acquired three Cali-
fornia Wing and five Group 15
outstanding unit awards. The unit
also received the American Le-
gion's Outstanding Squadron
A ward for California.
Receiving the Spaatz Award
#1288 was ClCol. Mark Hoferer
of Squadron 56. The award was
presented by Col. Angelo Porco
in behalf of Generals Richard
Anderson and Howard
Brookfield. Capt. Jack Ochs,
Squadron 56, was presented his
We know a
simple way to
achieve results.
• Attend
• Recruit new
• Accepta
Senior Level
II staff
and do it to
the best of
your ability.
Grover Loening Achievement
A ward and Amelia Earhart
Awards went to ClCapts. Don
Sewell and Anthony Trimboli.
Other award winners were
Lt. Col. Ken Hartwell, Squadron
64 commander, Senior Member
of the Year; ClCol. Mark Hof-
erer, Cadet Officer of the Year;
ClMsgt. Timothy Pint, Squad-
ron 138, Cadet NCO of the Year;
Capt. Jackie DeCosta, Squadron
56, Pilot of the Year; Maj . Mor-
ris Harris, Squadron 56, Observer
of the Year; 1st Lt. Cathy Levoni,
Squadron 89, Ground Team
Member of the Year; Capt.
Carolyn Ward, Squadron 89,
1995 Pacific Region Communi-
cator of the Year; 2nd Lt. Walter
Mark, Squadron 56, Aerospace
Education Officer of the Year;
C/Capt. Don Sewell, Squadron
64, Communicator of the Year;
Brackett Composite Squadron,
Senior Squadron of the Year;
North Orange County Compos-
ite Squadron 56, Composite
Squadron of the Year; and Billie
LeClair Cadet Squadron 89,
Cadet Squadron of the Year.
Group 15 squadrons and
conunanders are: Chino Cadet
Squadron, 2nd Lt. Brandon Har-
rison; EI Monte Composite
Squadron 21 , Capt. Valerie Gar-
cia; Cable Composite Squadron
25, Capt. Ronald Campbell;
North Orange County Compos-
ite Squadron 56, Maj. James
Dible; LeClair Cadet Squadron
89, Maj. Patrick Ward; Mount
SAC Senior Squadron 94, Capt.
Dominick Landolfi; and Los
Angeles Cadet Squadron 138, Lt.
Col. Charles Wiest. '*
By Lt. Gene Trasti
Using grant money, volun-
teer help, some scrounging and a
lot of innovative thinking, Au-
burn's Composite Squadron 92
has placed itself in the forefront
for air search and rescue efforts
in the busy central Sierra region.
For some time members of
the squadron, headquartered at
Auburn Airport in the Sierra
foothills, had been wrestling with
the problem that found them
ideally located for central Sierra
searches, but not receiving the
calls. Aircraft from Sacramento
or even the Bay area were being
called in to search right in Squad-
ron 92' s backyard.
The problem was a simple
one -- none of the squadron' s pi-
lot-owned aircraft was equipped
with the electronic direction fmd-
ing equipment necessary to find
Auburn Squadron 92 Operations Officer, Maj. Chuck Steffan (left) and
Squadron Commander, Lt. Col. Charles Starr, check out the new
interchangeable L-Per antenna system just installed on one of the
squadron's aircraft.
emergency locator transmitters.
The solution for the cash short
squadron proved easier than
anyone had imagined, but it also
created more problems.
In order to purchase an L-Per
and accessory equipment, the
Squadron made a grant applica-
tion to the Grass Valley, CA
Products Division of Tektronics,
Inc. The firm quickly responded
with a check for $525 because,
according to Tektronics dona-
tion committee chairperson, Judi
Bannister, "of all the great work
your squadron does for our com-
munity." The -squadron has both
senior and cadet members from
Nevada, Placer and Sacramento
A little shopping around, a little scrounging and a lot of help from friends
helped Squadron 92 drive the price way down on fabrication and
installation of antennas on several squadron aircraft.
"Our original plan was to
equip several of our squadron
aircraft with the necessary an-
tennas and wiring so that one L-
Per could readily transfer to any
aircraft answering the search
Continued . ..
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1901 W. Cleveland
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Haley Flying Service, Inc.
Serving the area with pride.
(209) 836-0213 Tracy
Flying Service, Inc.
Tulelake Municipal Airport
(916) 664-2661 Newell
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727 Alpine Rd.
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(209) 892-8020 Patterson
(209) 532-1496 E. Sonora
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573 N. Lake Havasu
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Executive Flyers, Inc.
237 Sumner Avenue
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(310) 510-1070 Avalon
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(209) 578-3513 Modesto Airport
(209) 499-6868
' Homes of Distinction'
(916) 832-5518 Portola
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Handbuilt Homes
Barlow Construction
707 South Barlow
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1441 Valencia PI.
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(909) 947-1447 Ontario
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Rosasco Motor Service Underwood Construction Co. Newell Grain Growers
42257 5th St. (209) 532-5212 (916) 667-5221
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Continued ...
call," according to Squadron Op-
erations Officer, Maj. Chuck
Steffan. "That was until we took
a look at the antenna costs."
The L-Per requires three an-
tennas on the aircraft plus associ-
ated switches and wiring. Cata-
logues put the costs at from $75-
$90 each. Aircraft owners who
had been thinking about install-
ing the antennas on their planes
started rethinking the whole
And it was that re-thinking
that has allowed the squadron to
move ahead with this innovative
project at a fraction of the cost.
Second Lt. Mike Whitmore
of Grass Valley, who helped
obtain the original grant, sug-
gested the squadron look at find-
ing the parts and the expertise to
fabricate the antennas, connec-
tors, switches and necessary
cable. "The hardest part of the
project was deciding to do it,"
according to Whitmore.
Members found people will-
ing to donate the doubler plates
to secure the antenna connectors
to the aircraft. Antenna masts
were found and bent to required
specifications somewhere else.
Connectors permanently at-
tached to the aircraft were
matched with twist on connec-
tors attached to the antennas.
Instead of a system which re-
quired all aircraft owners to per-
manently attach the three anten-
nas to their planes, a system was
designed to just install the con-
nectors and wiring. Antennas
could then be attached to any
aircraft answering the search call.
Squadron 92 Commander Lt. Col. Charles demonstrates how a donated
gun case works to hold all the equipment including air and ground
antennas for the L-Per. Pilots answering a search call just pick up the
case, hook the antennas to the plane, attach the L-Per and meter inside
the plane and take otT.
The three antennas now fit in
a foam-lined donated gun case
which also contains the L-Per,
antenna for ground use and re-
lated equipment. Anyone who
answers the search call picks up
the gun case, attaches the anten-
nas to his aircraft, connects the
L-Per and metering equipment
in the cockpit and takes off. When
a target is located, the pilot can
land, unhook the L-Per and tum
it over to a ground crew to lead
them directly to the site.
By early April the new gear
was designed, fabricated, and
installed on the first of the Squad-
ton's aircraft. A local qualified
aircraft mechanic donated his
time to do the installation. The
system is now undergoing test-
The price for the system,
through donations and scroung-
ing had dropped from $75-$90
for each of the three antennas to
about $40 for the entire system.
It appears now that as many as
four of the squadron' s pilot-
owned aircraft will be equipped
to use the new system.
"What we've done with the
help of dedicated members and
helpful friends is take what is
usually a one-plane system and
change it into an inter-change-
able multi-aircraft and ground
use system," according to Grass
Valley Squadron Commander,
Lt. Col. Charles Starr.
"I'm always amazed at how
much we can do with a little
money and a lot of help from our
friends," Maj. Steffan said after
an inspection of the newly-in-
stalled systems on one of the
squadron' s Cessna 170's. "We
really managed to get a lot of
bang for our bucks and now we're
ready to start answering those
search calls."
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249 Otter Way
Communications West
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250 Spanish Creek Rd.
Portola (916) 832-4324
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2389 Rickenbacker Way
583 N. Shafter Ave.
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P.O. Box 742
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Satscan Electronics
251 Main
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4094 E. Church
Fresno (209) 299-6697
Coppel Flying Service
(209) 369-3355
Schaefer Drafting and Design
Michael R. Schaefer
Va!ey Tille Co..
2856 E. Jensen Ave.
Acampo (909) 585-3005 Big Bear City (209) 485-9700 Fresno
Larry Klassen Enterprises
Insurance Services
566 N. 6th St.
821 Aviation St., Shafter/(805) 399-8948
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4860 Calle Real
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Marshall Electric
2073 Spruce Ave.
(209) 325-1030 Clovis
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(209) 891-8611
Flight Training & Aircraft Rental
Sanger Tractor Parts
2617 S. Frankwood Ave.
Burns Refuse Service
18433 Chestnut, Tuolumne, CA 95379
Kamps Propane
(209) 823-7641
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(209) 928-4251
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Twenty-Fi"e Years of
California Ci"il Air Patrol
For the past quarter century, the volunteer professionals of
Civil Air Patrol have saved more than 2,000 lives and rendered
untold missions of mercy to Americans in distress. In the highest
traditions of service and professionalism, California Civil Air
Patrol volunteers have been at the forefront of this vital service.
California Civil Air Patrol pilots, aircrew, ground teams, and
other Emergency Services personnel have brought the gift of life
to 160 persons in mortal peril, second only to Alaska CAP, which
flew 585 life-saving missions. California aircrews flew more
than 11 percent of all missions assigned nationally by the Air
Two-hundred and ninety-three critically ill hospital patients
survived because California Civil Air Patrol aircrews quickly
heeded the call when the need arose to fly donor organs to waiting
doctors, part of California Civil Air Patrol's CAPLOT program.
These flights were always on short notice, usually at night, and
often in poor weather conditions.
California CAP members are tops in the nation when it comes
to finding lost aircraft and responding to signals from aircraft
emergency locator transmitters, having racked up 1991 "Finds"
during the past twenty-five years, nearly 12 percent of the
national total for the 25-year period.
These figures mean hundreds of hours and days training and
flying actual missions; days away from home and family mem-
bers, as our dedicated members prepare themselves for the strict
standards applied to the California Civil Air Patrol volunteer.
Over the past quarter-century, California CAP aircrews gave of
themselves heroically, flying some 4,057 missions. That's over
75,000 hours -- more than 8 years and 7 months in the air. How
many people do you know, who would work nearly a decade at
a highly-skilled and dangerous job without pay? We know about
50,000 of them. They proudly call themselves the volunteer
professionals of Civil Air Patrol. *
From: Headquarters
California Wing/DC
To: Headquarters
All Units
California Wing/CC
Info: All Communicators
The EAGLE tactical
callsign will continue to be
used until further notice.
ALL CAP radio operators
are to use the proper tacti-
cal callsign for the desig-
nated mission. The conver-
sion to the new tactical caU-
sign 'YOSEMITE' will
take place after the issu-
ance of amended radio
station authorizations.
Radio operators are
further reminded that ab-
breviated caUsigns - in any
form -- are not authorized
at any time. This includes
the new 'CAP Flight' se-
ries callsigns used on any
FAA or ARINC fre-
  A N Y W A Y ~
Excerpt from a
by Wally Amos
of Famous Amos
Chocolate Chip
Cookie fame.
"People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway. --cr If you
do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. --cr If
you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
--cr Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest andfrank anyway. --cr
The good you do today can be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. --cr The biggest
people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the
smallest minds. Think big anyway. --cr People favor underdogs but follow only top
dogs. Fightfor some underdogs anyway. --cr What you spend years building may
be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. --cr Gi ve the world the best you have and you
may get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you've got anyway. "
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387 North Warren
(619) 873-4271 Bishop
Miller's Custom Work, Inc.
Sand & Gravel Products
(916) 257-6153 or (619) 257-4207
P.O. Box 1300 I Susanville
8475 Pardini Place
109-786-1249 Valley Springs
9420 4th Avenue
922-5642 Blythe
Bridgeport 619-932-7747
Challenge General Store
La Porte Road
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5 E. Yosemite Avenue
Madera (209) 675·9401
R.L. W. Equipment
2080 South Union
(805) 834-1100 / Bakersfield
(209) 659-3162 Firebaugh
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3190 Ramsay Road
(707) 864-1122 Suisun City
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p.o. Box 193
(707) 485-0784 Redwood Valley
830 MAIN ST.
SUSANVILLE 916-257-4820
Coastal Air Maintenance
985 Airport Dr.
(805) 544-4664 San Luis Obispo
Preston Tire Service
241 E. Lerdo Hwy.
Shafter (805) 746-6316
Collins Garage
315 W Railroad Ave.
Orange Cove (109) 616-4535
Cairns Funeral Home
940 F Street
(209) 638-2233 Reedley
Jack Stout Plumbing
and Backhoe Service
200 Center Street
(619) 938-2677 Big Pine
Single Tree Lane
Susanville (916) 257-2432
Ed Hauser Truck Service
17265 DARWIN
(619) 244-6792 Hesperia
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25740 Mackville Road
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Salinas (408) 422-6473
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Scott Valley Bank
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(805) 643-LIMO (5466)
(805)642-5253 Ventura
Converse Plumbing
472-205 Johnstonville Rd. N.
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(408) 422-7888
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Marysville (916) 743-0688
ERA Joy Realty
(916) 257·7748
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CYR Aviation
15401 S. Lovekin
(6 19) 922-0371 Bl ythe
Powell Painting Inc.
6090 Lucky John Road
(916) 877-2862 Paradise
Norm's Sign Service
125 West A Street
(916) 678-4100 Dixon
Lakeridge Marina Inc.
Worms· Eggs · Tackle
(209) 787-2506 Sanger
Wally's Tire & Wheel
1020 N. Madera Avenue
(209) 846-6621 Kerman
Coast to Coast Hardware
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MaC Tire Service
Prompt Tire Repairs
(209) 738-6218 Visalia
Valley Air Crafts
Aircraft Service & Maintenance
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Reprinted from Utah Wing - Wingspan - Spring 1991
Alcoholism and General Aviation
by Raymond Middleton, M.D., MedicalOfficer, Wasatch Squadron and FAA Medical Examiner
Alcoholism is no longer considered to be a "moral" prob-
lem, a "sin," or a weakness. Since 1956, alcoholism has been
accepted and treated as a medical disease, and indeed, is
considered as a facet of the overall disease of addiction. We
need, at the outset, to defme alcoholism and disease.
Alcoholism is the compulsive use, loss of control, and
continued use of alcohol in spite of adverse consequences it
causes in interpersonal relationships (i.e., family, close
friends), job, school, health, or legal issues. (This means that
if your drinking is causing problems in any of these areas, and
you continue to drink, then you are an alcoholic.)
Disease is defined as "a particular destructive process in
an organ or organism, with a specific cause and characteristic
What are the causes of alcoholism? Most workers in the
field of addiction believe that genetics playa major role in
alcoholism. There are several major scientific studies that
attest to this fact, and indeed, a gene for alcoholism has
recently been discovered. Environmental factors are impor-
tant as well. We know that 30% of individuals brought up in
an alcoholic environment will become alcoholic, even if not
genetically predisposed.
What, then" are the results of symptoms of alcoholism?
Medical and psychological effects are very profound indeed.
Damage to the liver, pancreas, intestinal tract, heart, endo-
crine glands, and brain are well known. As a result, we can
expect to see deleterious effects on safety, both personal and
occupational. This includes skilled performance tasks as
well as normal activities. More than 50% of ALL fatal motor
vehicle accidents involve alcohol abuse.
Alcohol is a sedative drug. Overtime, an individual devel-
ops tolerance to alcohol (i.e., it takes increasing amounts to
produce the effect that it used to). The development of toler-
ance eventually leads to the development of signs and symp-
toms of withdrawal. Alcohol withdrawal signs often begin as
soon as four to six hours after discontinuing ethanol intake.
The most common sign of withdrawal is morning tremulous-
ness. Associated with morning tremors is morning drinking,
which simply means that the patient is treating his with-
drawal symptoms with another dose of a sedative drug. A
frequent symptom associated with early withdrawal is in-
somnia. This is most often seen in depression so that some-
times the presence of an alcoholism problem is missed. Other
early symptoms of withdrawal are irritability, restlessness,
apprehension, and mild difficulties with concentration. A
history of isolated grand mal convulsions strongly suggests
alcohol withdrawal, especially when there are other symp-
toms of early withdrawal and a negative EEG after the
seizure. The development of a full withdrawal syndrome
with disorientation, hallucinations, and a pronounced coarse
tremor with a rapid pulse and diaphoresis is conclusive
evidence of alcohol addiction.
It doesn't take an expert to realize that tremor, disorienta-
tion, blackouts, coma, and seizures are not compatible with
operating any machinery, let alone a complex machine such
as an airplane. We are all aware of the destruction that can
result from driving a car under the influence of alcohol (or
other drugs). The potential for even greater destruction
exists when one considers the inebriated pilot. One of the
interesting facts about the withdrawal seizure (generalized
convulsion) is that it usually does not occur until 48-72
hours after the last drink. Think of the pilot who has been
drinking heavily, stops a day or two before flying, then
steps into the cockpit. A convulsion is not a good thing for
the pilot in commercial flight to experience and even more
threatening to his passengers.
Alcoholics tend to fail to meet deadlines or prearranged
appointments and manifest gross lapses in judgement, con-
duct, and memory. (Think about check points, IFR flights,
control tower instructions, etc.). Individuals often become
irritable, angry, short tempered, sometimes even verbally
or physically abusive. High blood pressure and cardiac
arrhythmias (i.e., irregular heart beats) are common in the
drinker. Accidents and injuries are also common. None of
these symptoms or signs are conducive to aviation safety.
The natural course of alcoholism is as predictable as that
of many other diseases. In most instances, the course of al-
coholism is marked by periods of severe alcoholic prob-
lems and periods of complete or relative abstinence. Alco-
holics often begin drinking in their 20's or 30's and often
end with death in their mid-fifties. More recently it has
become obvious that we are seeing the onset of this disease
at an earlier age, even in preteens.
Alcoholics who continue to drink probably shorten their
life spans by 15 years, dying at the age of about 55 years
(assuming 70 years as the average life span). Leading
causes of death are heart disease, cancer, accidents, and
suicide. Other contributing factors are pancreatitis, cirrho-
sis of the liver, renal problems, and alcoholic organic brain
However, there is a ray of hope. The rate of spontaneous
remission in alcoholics is about thirty percent. Treatment
programs probably add another third to recovery statistics.
Because of the wide variety of symptoms and signs, the
diagnosis of the disease must be considered in the differen-
tial diagnosis of many disease processes. Alcoholism is a
life-threatening process, but one for which successful treat-
ment is available.
The FAA will consider recertifying a pilot who can dem-
onstrate that he or she has been abstinent for a prolonged
period and is able to control the drinking impulse. Maybe
some of us could begin an AA type group meeting where
people could share not only their victories over their desire
to drink, but also their love of flying. One such group that
already exists is called Birds of a Feather. It would not be
surprising if the FAA gave consistent attendance at such a
meeting, considerable weight in deciding whether a pilot
was ready to be recertified.
In Memorium
SM George W. Baker .. ...... .. .. .. .... .. .......... 16 September 1996
Ltc. Russell E. Bankson
SM Richard Brannen .. .. .................... .. .... 9 August 1996
1st Lt. Gladys Delancy ............................ April 1996
2nd Lt. Robert L. Doss .. ...... .. .... .. .. .. ...... .. 3 November 1994
Captain Fred E. Garber .. .. .. ...... .. .......... .. 8 March 1994
Lt. Col. Lloyd A. Goodale ...................... 16 October 1995
Lt. Col. John C. Hadley ................ .. .. .... .. 1 Dec. 1995
Captain Robert L. Kobel ...... ........ .... .. .... 7 September 1994
Major Susan Mayer.. .... .. .. .. ............ .. .. .. .... 25 September 1995
Captain Clarence McCrea .... .... .............. 6 September 1995
SM Paul Phillips .... .. .......................... .. .. .. February 1996
1st Lt. Morris M. Rasmussen ...... .. .. .... .... 25 February 1994
SM Joseph L. Richey .................... .. ...... .... 4 August 1995
Captain Thornes M. Rogers
Cadet Jason C. Rose ........ .... .................... l.January 1994
Major Harold Stoner .............. .. ...... .. ...... February 1996
SM Ray T. Swanson ...... ...................... .. .. 4 August 1995
1st Lt. Alfred J. Vanausdein
Major Roy E. Vaughn ........ .. .... .......... .. .. .. 27 october 1995
Marion Woodfield .... .............. ........ .. .. .. .. March 1994
Major Robert Hammerle .............. .... ...... 1995
Lt. Col. (Chaplain) Henry R. Buhler .... 1994
Captain Robert A. Lehman ............ .. .. .. .. January 1995
1st Lt. Brian Perkin ...... .... .. .............. .. .... January 1995
1st Lt. James Spadafore ........ .. .. .............. January 1995
SM Sharon Martin .... ............ .. ...... .......... 25 May 1996
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(619) 365-3378 (619) 367-2871
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