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BEAR

FACTS
Approved Publication of California Wing, Civil Air Patrol, Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force Summer, 1990
Pearson Takes the Helm of California Wing
CA WG Headquarters Moves South
By Lt. Col. Henry Covington
Lt. Col. Ernest C. Pearson was
named new Wing Commander at
the Pacific Region Conference in
Union City, April 21st. At the
same time the Wing headquar-
ters was changed from Alameda
to Ontario, CA.
Pearson succeeds Col. V. Lee
White who has served for the
past three and a half years. Main
participants in the colorful
change-of-commander ceremony
were Pacific Region Commander,
Col. Ed Lewis, Jr.; retiring Com-
mander, Col. V. Lee White and
Lt. Col. Pearson. Close observers
were National CAP Commander,
Maj . Gen. Eugene E. Harwell, Jr.
and National Vice Commander,
Brig. Gen. Warren J. Barry.
With his new position, Pearson
was pomoted to full Col. Ed Lewis
ripped the " eagles" off his shoul-
ders and affixed them to
Pearsons' .
Lewis noted that Pearson was
people-oriented and said he
looked forward to working with
the Wing's new commander.
FIRST WING MEETING
In his first address to his staff,
Group and assembled Squadron
members, April 22, Pearson
strongly emphasized the impor-
tance of the Squadron. "No struc-
ture can stand," he said, "with-
out the support of a good foun-
dation - and the foundation of
the California Wing are the
Squadrons. "
He stressed the Wing's key
goals: (1) to develop strong and
active squadrons; (2) strength
CAP-MAP position; (3) promote
CAP's community image; (4)
develop a fund raising program;
(5) support established Emergen-
cy Service, Cadet Programs, and
aerospace education goals;
(6) assure positive membership
growth and retention; (7) main-
tain sound fiscal management;
and (8) assure maximum utiliza-
tion of Management Information
Sources (MIS) resources.
Pearson outlined Wing priori-
ties: respect the individual; ap-
preciate each other's contribu-
tions; believe in people; help
others succeed; promote a sense
of achievement; growth in self
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CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONIES: The New California Wing
Commander Ernest C. Pearson gets his Colonel's Insignia pinned
on at Union City Ceremonies. Left to Right: Retiring Wing Com-
mander V. Lee White, National Vice Commander Brig. Gen. War-
ren J. Barry, National Commander Maj. Gen. Eugene E. Harwell,
Jr., Colonel Pearson and Pacific Region Commander, Col. Ed Lewis,
Jr. (Photo by Maj. Henry Saffold).
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COMMANDER'S
goals; the sheer magnitude of our
state's geographical configura-
tion; and our appearance to the
non-CAP-world add interesting
dimensions to the challenge. In
this intricate mosaic of Wing life,
of which each of us is a unique
and important part, we can in-
crease our value to CAP, to our
community, and to ourselves.
CORNER
Message from the
Incoming Commander
I am looking forward to serv-
ing with you and solicit your sup-
port, ideas, and cooperation in
our combined efforts to produce
high quality mission results. We
will establish California Wing's
direction and significance for the
nineties and beyond. It's an ex-
hilarating assignment for each of
us. •
Col. Ernest C. Pearson
Please join me in expressing
appreciation to our Wing Com-
mander, Col. Lee White, the
Group Commanders, and the
Headquarters Staff for their will-
ingness to serve CA WG during
the last three-and-a-half years.
Many of these staff officers have
held headquarters positions for
several Wing commanders. To
them, and to all who have
preceeded them, a flurry of
word·plaudits is an important,
however inadequate, message of
thanks.
Those of us who are about to
take the reins of Wing Head-
quarters Command and Staff
have the opportunity to show our
appreciation to those who have
gone before by maintaining a
sterling example of respect for
each other and all California
Wing members. We accept the
challenge of preserving and ex-
panding, to the most successful
degree possible, our Wing
heritage.
California Wing members have
the opportunity to help each
other succeed and lead produc-
tive and successful Civil Air
Patrol lives that fu.lIill our mission
responsibilities. As we consis-
tently respect and acknowledge
each other's contributions to this
vital organization, we are creat-
ing a climate for unlimited suc-
cessful accomplishments ... and
we can have a good time doing it!
We are challenged to function
successfully part-time in an
organization that easily demands
full-time participation. The diver-
sity of our members in personali-
ty, background, education, in-
terest, profession, and individual
Pearson Takes the Helm
of California Wing
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esteem; practice integrity; main-
tain open communication; re-
serve the right to make mis-
takes; and practice participative
management.
Pearson strongly emphasized
the importance of forming good
and lasting relationships among
member ... and what he called
the Wing's "fourth mission"; to
enjoy being part of the organiza-
tion and to make Civil Air Parol
work fun! •
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CA WG Celebrates CAP 48th Delivering Toys
to Youngsters in the Watsonville Qua e Area  
On October 17, 1989 Watsonville and other parts
of the Bay Area were devastated by a 7.7 magni-
tude earthquake. More than 300 homes were
destroyed and 1000 severely damaged. Many
.. families suddenly found themselves living in parks,
eatll the County Fairgrounds and the city's Armory. The
hardest hit group of people were the ones that could
ars afford it the least. Disaster relief agencies respond-
ed with food, clothing and shelter. But there was
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no one to take care of the children who had just
had their world shaken to pieces.
- CAP responded with more than 3,000 toys col-
lected from throughout the Wing. Squadron 141
(Grp. 25) in Oroville got the entire town involved
and set up collection points for toys donated by car-
ing residents. The Oroville Squadron flew four air-
craft to Watsonville to deliver their toys. Squadron
61 (Grp. 11) in Camarillo flew two aircraft filled
with t oys. Squadron 64 (Grp. 15) from Pomona also
set about collecting toys and delivered a total of
four plane-loads. Others included Squadron 93 (Grp.
7), with more than 300 toys.
The California Wing Staff also flew t oys in t o the
shattered city as Squadron 13 (Grp. 2) or ganized
the distribution to hundreds of homeless children.
In many cases, these were the only Christmas gifts
these kids would receive in 1989.
First Lt. Harold Spaulding, Cadet Programs Of-
ficer for Group 7, is credited with the idea of
"Operation Teddy Bear." Spaulding put it this way:
"When I saw those kids on TV I knew there had
to be something that CAP could do t o help. Food
and shelter had been taken care of, but the kids
needed something to hang onto .. . a t oy."
When California's "Bay Area" rocked and rolled
to the Nation's second largest earthquake, Cali-
fornia Wing responded quickly, effectively.
Wing Commander, Col. V. Lee White said, "I am
pleased with the reactions and responses of the
California Wing. We answered every request, per-
formed each mission required of us. The bottom
line is," he said, "We were ready." •
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CHANNEL 4 NBC NEWS ... Burbank, reported Squadron 35 CAP
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Squadron's new air-to-ground video system that is used to
report ground and structure conditions following a disaster
situation. (photo by Maj. H. Saffold)
CAPT. Betty La Guire delivers plane load of toys for Watson-
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Cadet Mat Onken unloads toys from CAP plane at Watsonville
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CHANNEL 2 CBS NEWS ... Los Angeles, interviews Lt. Douglas
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Watsonville Squadron members unload toys from Sq. 141
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COMMAND COMMENT
By the time you read this I will
have stepped down as your Wing
Commander at the recent Pacific
Region Conference and Col.
Ernest C. Pearson will be your
new Wing Commander.
I would like to take a few
moments of your time to review
the past three and a half years
as your Commander. First and
foremost, it has been a reward-
ing and wonderful experience for
me and quite an honor to have
served as Commander of the
largest Wing in the Nation. The
job of Wing Commander is a
most awesome task filled with
some very proud moments in-
terspersed with some moments
of stark raving terror and in
general a lot of hard work. I take
my hat off to all the Comman-
ders who have gone before me
and all those who will follow.
They have had and will have a
tough job.
Every out-going Commander
likes to look back and review
some of the accomplishments
that occurred during his tenure.
He does not like to look back at
some of the failures or jobs left
undone. However, we will do
both. I think it important that we
look at both to see what we have
done and what is left to be done.
EMERGENCY SERVICES:
One of the greatest moments
during my tenure was to read
the letter from General A. M.
Gray, Commandant of the
Marine Corps, and Major General
Royal N. Moore, Jr., Command-
ing General of the 3D Marine Air-
craft Wing, of the United States
Marine Corps, thanking us in
California Wing for finding the
OV-10 aircraft that went down.
I'm proud of the over 250 mem-
bers of the California, Nevada,
and Arizona Wings who devoted
so much time to that mission.
The SAR Training has im-
proved greatly. There is a great-
er emphasis on "training the
trainers"; we responded to at
least one "no notice" SAR evalua-
tions each year; we have made
improvements in the high alti-
tude training, conducting two
each year with two to four
courses in each one.
I'm proud of the CAPLOT Pro-
gram that, I'm happy to say, I
had a hand in starting back when
I was the Group 2 Commander.
The program has saved so many
lives and helped so many more.
We even raised the funds
necessary to get the program
started. Since this program's in-
ception 270 missions have been
flown, 108 lives have been saved,
and 3,631 people have been
helped with life improving opera-
tions such as restored vision,
damaged limbs repaired, and so
many more medical miracles per-
formed. My thanks to all of the
crews who flew these missions
and to the Transplant Banks who
allowed us to help them.
There is a great scourge upon
our society today in the form of
drug abuse. Our government
agencies, such as the U.S. Cus-
toms Service, the Drug Enforce-
ment Agency, and the U.S.
Department of Forestry, are
Col. V. Lee White
Former California Wing Commander
working diligently, trying to curb
this blight. We have many brave
pilots who have flown countless
missions supporting these agen-
cies, contributing to the Presi-
dent's War on Drugs.
The Alaska oil spill stretched
the Alaska Wing's resources so
we sent a C-31O North to help
out and as a result of that effort
four of our members received
medals from the United States
Coast Guard for their service dur-
ing the Alaskan oil spill. I can
think of no time in recent past
history where CAP members
received service medals from a
branch of the Armed Forces.
Our Ground Teams have been
expanded and many of them
have been credited with many
saves over the past three and a
half years.
LOGISTICS:
One of the most difficult jobs
on the California Wing staff is
that of Logistics and I'm proud to
say that we have had a most
dedicated individual filling that
position for the past several
years. During that period, he
took on the task of purging un-
used and unwanted vehicles and
trimmed our inventory down to
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Four Lives Saved by Squadron 195 Crew
In less than one week's time
retired Air Force pilot Lt. Col.
Keith Kelley and observer Army
retired Col. Banner Rice, both of
Los Angeles Group l's Valley
Squadron 195, Civil Air Patrol,
found two crashed aircraft and
saved the lives of four individu-
als. On February 24 the two of-
ficers found a Cessna 152 that
crashed near Santiago Peak in
California's Riverside County and
led San Diego and Riverside
Counties Sheriff's helicopters and
a CAP ground team to the crash
site. The two male Cessna 152
occupants had suffered minor in-
juries and were in danger of
hypothermia. It was the second
crash the two CAP members had
sighted in that week.
On February 19 the same two
officers with Col. Rice's wife,
Capt. Ludmilla Rice, a former Air
Force air evacuation nurse, on
board as a scanner, found the
wreckage of a Cessna 182 near
Lake Henshaw, in northeast San
Diego County. The male pilot
was trapped under the aircraft's
engine and suffered serious in-
juries and severe hypothermia,
while the female passenger was
thrown free from the aircraft and
suffered injuries and severe
hypothermia. The local County
Sheriff's helicopter and a Life
Flight helicopter arrived on the
scene to assist. Later a helicopter
lifted firemen to the hilltop to
free the pilot from the wreckage.
This was not the first save for
Capt. Rice. On March 27, 1987
with Rice as a scanner for Col.
Kelley, they saved a male near
Lake Hemet on Mount San Jacin-
to. Both the pilot and the passen-
ger received injuries that re-
quired helicopter evacuation to
the nearest hospital.
The swiftness of the rescues, in
The Group l's Valley Squadron 195 crew that saved a total of four people
in two crashes in less than a week celebrate after they landed back at Van
Nuys Airport, Los Angeles, California. The pleased Civil Air Patrol members
are (L to R) Observer Lt. Col. Banner Rice, Scanner Capt. Ludmilla Rice and
Pilot Lt. Col. Keith Kelley. Photograph by Lt. Katherine Kelley, Squadron 195.
the two recent saves, was due to
the operation of the Search and
Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking
(SARSAT) system. Emergency
Locator Transmitters in the
crashed aircraft emitted a signal
that was received by satellite.
This satellite alerted ground
receivers and U.S. Air Force
Rescue Center who assigned the
rescue to the California Wing,
Civil Air Patrol. Col. Kelly was
given a general geographic area
and, using equipment on board
his aircraft, was able to fly to the
area of the crash site. Upon ar-
riving near the crash site the
scanner-observers found the
specific location. In the March
'87 saves Kelley heard the ELT
and flew to the crash site.
Last year Kelley was personal-
ly cited by Gen. A. M. Gray,
Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps,
for finding a missing Bronco
OV -10 aircraft with the bodies of
two Marine officers on San Gor-
gonio Mountain, near Palm
Springs. At that time, Col. Rice
and Master Observer Capt. Al
Siedler, San Fernando Senior
Squadron 35, were both observ-
ers in Col. Kelley' s Cessna Car-
dinal. The Marine aircraft was
found after 16 days of searching
by 250 CAP members.
In t he last three years Kelley
has been credited with 18
"Finds" and has located 137 ac-
tivated Emergency Locator
Transmitters, of which 120 were
false alarms. These transmitters
are supposed to emit a signal on-
ly when an aircraft has crashed.
When a local reporter heard of
this information she said to
Kelley, " You are quit e a hero! "
Kelley replied, " No I am not,
every volunteer in the Civil Air
Patrol is a part of a team that
saves lives and finds downed air-
craft. I. and all CAP pilots, could
not do our part without the ma-
jor assistance of the observers,
scanners, search mission base
personnel, the ground search
teams and the help of the local
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Anatomy of a Search
By Captain Al Seidler, California
Wing, Group I, Sq. 35.
On August 24, 1989, at 1045
hours, an OV -lOA departed the
U.S. Marine Base at Camp
Pendleton, California, for a train-
ing flight . When it did not return,
the Air Force Rescue Coordina-
tion Center opened AFRCC
8-1829 and California Wing
opened a Search Base at William
F. Fox Field, a civilian airport
near Edwards Air Force Base, the
site of shuttle landings. Since the
aircraft had not filed a flight plan
and had no specific military
objective, it could have been
anywhere.
The only "known" was that
radar had followed the plane for
a short distance from Camp Pen-
dleton in a North Westerly direc-
tion. Many leads were re-
ported to the Mission Coor-
dinator in the following days, but
one by one, they were proven
fruitless. One lead that Mission
Pilot, Lt . Col. Keith P. Kelley,
would not abandon was a report
of black smoke that had been
seen by U.S. Forestry Service
Fire Fighters at the 9,000 foot
level on the S.E. ridge of Mt. San
Gorgonio. These 12,000 foot
mountains form the Northern-
most rim of Banning Pass, North
of Palm Springs. A Forestry Ser-
vice helicopter had been dispat-
ched but had found nothing. The
fact of the smoke remained,
Four Lives Saved by
Squadron 195 Crew
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sheriffs, whose helicopters can
land in remote locations."
"I feel like most of our
volunteer U.S. Air Force Aux-
iliary - Civil Air Patrol members.
There is nothing quite like the
sense of worth and usefulness
that you feel when you save
someone." •
however, and when Kelley, a
former USAF SAR Commander
and current member of Gp. 1 's
Sq. 195, wasn't flying, he was on
the telephone, questioning the
firefighters, the helicopter pilots,
members of Mt. Search and
Rescue teams (one of whom had
pulled the Wilderness Permits of
hikers who had been in the area
and was interrogating them one
by one), and anyone else who
had been in the area and might
have seen or noticed something.
He learned that an OV -lOA had
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(L to R) LTC Rice, LTC Kelley, CPT Seidler.
New SR Member Quickly Makes 2 Finds
By Capt. Roy Tippo
First Lieutenant Philip Borden,
a member of San Luis Obispo
Composite Squadron 103, is a
man in a hurry. He joined the
CAP in the Spring of 1989 and
by the end of the year, he had
made two finds - just four
months apart.
In the last week of August
Lieutenant Borden accompanied
1Lt. Jon Wordsworth, Ground
Team Leader, in an ELT search
in Northern Santa Barbara Coun-
ty. They began their search
around midnight and by six in
the morning, they had zeroed in
on a ranch in the Solvang area.
The two notified the Santa Bar-
bara Sheriff's Department, who
joined in rousting the owner out
of bed. They found the ELT in an
old cardboard box in the loft of
the barn. Apparently corrosion
caused the transmitter to go off.
Then in December, Lieutenants
Borden and Wordsworth were on
a ground team searching for an
overdue Cessna 310 in the San-
ta Barbara and Ventura Counties.
They had been searching since
three in the morning and short-
ly after three in the afternoon, a
CAP SAR aircrew from Long
Beach Squadron 150 reported a
possible crash site on Reyes Peak,
some 15 miles north of the city
of Ventura. Borden and Word-
sworth got to the scene and con-
firmed that the wreckage was
that of the missing aircraft, con-
taining the bodies of two retired
airline pilots.
Lieutenant Borden is very ac-
tive with the CAP. He is the
Squadron 103 Communications
Officer and Group 11 Net Con-
troll Alerting Officer. He has been
a pilot for 10 years and has a
commercial license with instru-
ment and mUlti-engine ratings.
He owns a Beach Baron. He is a
CAP Senior Pilot with some 1350
flight hours and is a Mission Pilot
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Anatomy of a Search
(Continued .. .)
been seen over the windmills
North of Palm Springs. It had
been flying at 3500' AGL and
heading toward Banning Pass.
This was "around" noon and
about the time the smoke had
been seen. One hiker in the
North Fork of the Whitewater
River had heard a boom and
following rumble, "Not quite like
the usual sonic boom."
These reports and sightings
convinced Kelley the target was
most likely near where the
smoke had been sighted, albeit
the area had been searched re-
peatedly. The 9,000' ridge where
the smoke had been seen form-
ed the North face of the head-
waters of the Middle Fork of the
Whitewater River, a narrow,
treacherous box canyon, 3,000'
deep, four miles long, with steep
walls and a sheer rock cliff plug-
ging the end. Given the prevail-
ing winds at the time, there most
certainly would have been se-
vere downdrafts and turbulence
in the canyon, creating a truly
vicious aircraft trap.
Kelley reasoned the OV-10A
had bypassed Banning Pass and
had followed the Whitewater
River from the windmills up in-
to the mountains. After several
miles of gradually rising terrain,
the pilot had been faced with a
decision to take either the South
Fork or the Middle Fork of the
river. He had chosen the latter,
and as soon as he had made the
turn into the canyon, he had
been trapped. Unable to climb
out of the trap, and faced with
the terrifying cliff at the end,
Kelley believed he had fallen vic-
tim to a staWspin accident trying
to turn back. Based on this scen-
ario, Kelley drew a line on a chart,
depicting the aircraft's position,
for the Mission Coordinator on
September 2, which would, just
one week later, be proven to be
all too deadly accurate.
On September 7th, Lt. Col. Kel-
ley asked me to fly with him as
his second observer, sitting
directly behind him. Since it was
extremely rugged terrain and
usually quite turbulent, he would
be occupied with keeping the
wings level and the aircraft out
of the trees and he needed an
"eye" on the left side. We found
a burned area at the head of the
canyon on top of the frightening
cliff and we thought we had it!
Repeated low passes, however,
revealed no evidence of aircraft
wreckage and we concluded it
was a lightning strike. We found
other burned areas, two old
wrecks above the canyon, but no
sign of our target.
The next morning, September
8th, dawned crystal clear. The
rising sun glared in our eyes and
Kelley guided "Rescue 47," his
Cessna Cardinal, over the high
ridges to the canyon. We first
searched the high ground above
and around the Middle Fork and
then went down into the canyon.
Flying was difficult in the re-
stricted air space and turbulence
but search we did. Once, Kelly
thought he saw something green
that looked like a panel, about
two by three feet. This was ex-
citing because the target was
green and the sighting was
where we thought the aircraft
should be. We circled and circled
but we could not find anything
green or any other sign of air-
craft wreckage. Later, from across
the canyon, I thought I saw
something orange near the spot.
Again we circled and circled
without results. In the narrow
space and turbulent air we could
never get as close as we wanted
and after more than two hours,
we gave up and headed home.
Although we did not know it at
the time, what Kelley had seen
was a 111z' x 3' rudder panel
and what I had seen was a par-
tially deployed parachute.
The following morning, Sep-
tember 9th, was Kelley's 70th
birthday. I gave him a good luck
button which read SOB (for
Sweet Old Buzzard) but he said
he would rather have a FIND
RIBBON. Nevertheless, he pinned
the button on and we headed for
the canyon, arriving at 0645
hours. While waiting for proper
light to search the canyon, we
once again worked the high
ground. After one hour of pre-
cise, 200' contour sweeps, a
Sheriff's helicopter announced
his presence and asked if we had
anything for him. We could not
make visual contact with him un-
til he was directly beneath us.
With his whirling rotor blades
glistening in the early morning
sunlight, he looked like an over-
grown grasshopper. We showed
him some burnt trees we had
found in the area and then led
him to the spot in the canyon
where we thought we had seen
the green and orange colors. He
hovered over the spot for some
time and then reported "WE'VE
GOT YOUR WRECKAGE."
Try as we COUld, with the heli-
copter hovering over the wreck
and telling us where to look, we
could not see anything: no green,
orange, anything. The aircraft
had wedged itself into a small
rock crevice on an almost sheer
rock face. It was so difficult to see
from the air that even the pilot
of the Sheriffs helicopter had not
found it himself from only 50
feet above it. He had been pull-
ing away when his observer had
spotted it.
We headed back to base. The
Mission Coordinator had already
notified Camp Pendleton and
they had dispatched a CH-46
twin rotor helicopter to Search
Base, which was now located at
Palm Springs. We got permission
for Kelley to fly with them.
On our flight back to Van Nuys
Airport, we heard over our air-
craft radio that positive ill of the
OV-10A had been made. Later,
we heard the welcome an-
nouncement, "No further assist-
ance needed," which signaled,
after 16 long days, that the
search was finally over. •
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UNIT NEWS
Pilots Awarded Special
Operations Service
Ribbon
By LTC M. Robert Fowler, Dir.
P.A., Los Angeles Group 1
Three California Wing Civil Air
Patrol (CAP) pilots were award-
ed the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
Special Operations Service Rib-
bon for service during the Exx-
on oil spill containment program.
Vice Admiral C.E. Robbins,
USCG, announced the award by
letter to CAP Alaska Wing. In the
letter the Admiral recognized
several Alaska CAP members
and three California members.
The Californians honored were
Los Angeles Group l's Maj . Dale
Rumbaugh, Squadron 128 and
Lt. Col. Gunter Hagen, Squadron
81. Also honored was Lt. Col.
Willard Gordon of San Diego,
Group 3. At the request of Alaska
Wing the three pilots flew the
California Wing Cessna 310 air-
craft from Van Nuys Airport
some 2100 miles to Valdez,
Alaska to assist in their oil con-
tainment observation mission.
The flying by the Californians
in Alaska required two missions
daily out 250 miles to the edge
of the oil spill. The flights were
made at 500 feet altitude to
allow video camera coverage of
the rapid spread of the oil. •
Downed Aircraft Found by
Van Nuys Searchers

VAN NUYS SEARCHERS GET A "FIND": Capt. Peter Gad (L) and Maj.
Marv Johansen (Squadron Commander) of Sq. 128 congratulate each other
following their find of a crashed Cessna 152 in the Tehachapi Moun-
tains of Southern California.
Major Marv Johansen, Com-
mander of Van Nuys Squadron
128, and Squadron Maintenance
Officer Capt. Peter Gad were
assigned to a search mission out
of Fox Field near Lancaster last
October 1st. Their assignment:
Attempt to find a Cessna 152,
missing since the previous day
on a training flight with an in-
structor and student aboard.
At midmorning Major
Johansen spotted the wreckage
in the rugged peaks of the
Tehachapi Mountains. The air-
craft had impacted almost
straight down at the 5000 foot
level. The scene of the accident
was just 17 miles from Fox Field,
the 152's departure point.
Johansen and Gad reported
back to Mission Coordinator, Lt.
Col. D. Scatena, and then stood
by while a sheriff's helicopter
confirmed two fatalities in the
aircraft.
The incident marked the first
"Find" for both pilots, and
although grateful for that, they
agreed that a "Save" is what
they had wished for the oc-
cupants of the Cessna. •
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UNIT NEWS
New Grou
By Capt. Ray Tippo
During recent change of com-
mand ceremonies at Vandenberg
AFB, Lt. Col. Calvin T. Morton
handed the Group 11 colors to Lt.
Col. Theodore J . Suchecki, Jr.
Before becoming the new
Group 11 Commander, Col.
Suchecki was the Group
Emergency Services Officer and
Commander of Vandenberg
Composite Squadron 101. He has
been a member of the CAP for
17 years and has served as Direc-
tor of Emergency Services,
Arkansas Wing and Director of
Operations, Nebraska Wing. He
is the recipient of the Gill Robb
Wilson Award.
Col. Suchecki is a Mission Coor-
dinator and Chief Check Pilot,
having flown some 235 SAR
hours with two aircraft "finds"
and one life saved. He is a Com-
mand Pilot with more than 2400
flight hours and he holds a Com-
mercial Pilot License with instru-
ment, single and multi-engine
ratings. He is a flight instructor,
instrument and mUlti-engine
News Release
During the March dinner meet-
ing of the Air Force Association,
Lt. Col. Ted Suchecki, Comman-
der, Group 11, was presented a
meritorious service award. The
award was given to Lt . Col.
Suchecki for his dedicated volun-
teer service to the Civil Air
Patrol.
The award was presented by
Maj. Gen. Alexander K. David-
son, Commander, Air Force In-
spection and Safety Center, Nor-
ton AFB, and Col. Robert Ruck,
USAF Retired. Col. Ruck is the
president of the Goddard
Chapter. •
Commander
Lt. Col. Theodore J. Suchecki, Jr., New Group 11 Commander
ratings, and has more than 1300
hours as a flight instructor.
Suchecki is a retired Air Force
Lt . Col., having served 21 years
active duty primarily in SAC
missile units. He is now a civilian
employee with the Western
Space and Missile Center Divi-
sion, Vandenberg AFB, as a Real
Time Data Controller.
Lt . Col. Morton is now the
Deputy Commander, CAWG .•
Change of Command at Bishop Composite Squadron 66
Major James D. "Votie" Gain
assumed command of Bishop
Composite Squadron 66 at a
change of command ceremony
held at squadron headquarters
at the Bishop airport on 15
January 1990. In the brief
ceremony, Cadet Commander
C/Sgt. Juanita Gain presented
the unit flag, with t wo Unit Cita-
tion streamers, to outgoing Com-
mander, Lt. Col. Lloyd A.
Goodale. After brief comments of
the squadron's accomplishments
in emergency services and train-
ing, Col. Goodale passed the col-
ors to Major Douglas B. Ander-
son, Commander of Eastern
Sierra Group 9, who in turn
handed the flag to Major Gain,
installing him as the new
commander.

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weekend event, saying: "this ex-
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is expected of them."
The aircrews were graded by
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accuracy in the completion of the
mission paperwork.
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parachutes and simulated wreck-
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Training Officer, said: "on a RED-
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how effective they are, but in a
controlled exercise like this, they
can see how good they are."
A packet radio link between
Group 11 headquarters at Van-
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an effective administrative and
operations system. According to
Lt. Col. Suchecki, packet radio
demonstrated that the flight line
and operations could be effec-
tively operated remotely from
a mission base. "I was very
pleased with the facilities at the
airport that were provided to us
by Lompoc Aviation. We thank
them" said Suchecki. •
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Mission Pilot Capt. Warren Crain, San Luis Obispo
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Monica Perez of KUHL Radio 1440 and Justin Finestone
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Editor's Corner
By Cpt. Wyn Selwyn, Editor
You may have noticed that
we're thinner this issue: Thinner
and getting better! It's part of
our new look. Bear Facts is
undergoing a face-lift.
A new look aimed at bringing
you a magazine of the Nineties
... easier to read, more pictures
and more stories featuring the
units, Cadets and Senior Mem-
bers of our California Wing.
It's your magazine, and we'd
like to hear from you. Weare
dedicating a page to your letters
and comments. Please keep' em
short and concise so everybody
can get into print.
WRITE TO BEAR FACTS
EDITOR: P.O. BOX 10818, BUR-
BANK, CA 91510-0818.
We also need stories about
your unit and people making
Civil Air Patrol news in your
area. Send your stories to the
above address and please mark
the envelope "editorial copy."
Here are the ground rules for
publication:
The text of the article should
be double-spaced. Names of
individuals should include
military title and full name. Cor-
respondent should include unit
name, address and phone
number. Photographs should be
black-and-white, glossy finish
(4x5 or 5x7). News stories must
be in the editor's hands by the
following deadlines: Fall issue -
August 15, 1990, Winter - Oc-
tober 15, 1990, Spring -
January 15, 1991.
If you have a story idea and
need help developing it, check
with your unit Public Affairs Of-
ficer or leave a message and we'll
get back to you. The number is
818-767-8616. •
PROMOTION - SAN FERNANDO SENIOR SQUADRON 35 (left to
right) Maj. Jim French, deputy commander, helps pin the gold
leaves of Major on a beaming Johnny Gamboa, assisted by Capt.
Gerald Perry, pleased with his final act as commander. (Photo by
Maj. Henry Saffold)
Auburn Composite Squadron 92
By LTC Donna M. Starr, PAO
Auburn Composite Squadron 92
Auburn, California - The
Senior and Cadet members of the
Auburn Composite Squadron 92
joined together to take part in
the Placer County SELF ESTEEM
FAIR held on February 3rd, 1990
at the Gold Country Fair Grounds
in Auburn. With very little time
to prepare LTC Charles Starr and
project officer Capt. Mike New-
ton put together an informal
booth to tell the community
that "Civil Air Patrol builds self
esteem."
Even in the squadron's home
town, Civil Air Patrol is still
one of that town's better kept
secrets. Several senior members
and cadets teamed up to show
the rest of the community that
we are THERE! Each senior and
cadet who manned the display
dressed in one of the several
authorized CAP uniforms .
Seniors wore the royal blue
cover-aIls, the Nomex flight suit,
the light blue shirt and AF blue
pants and the blue service uni-
form (complete with ribbons).
Cadets dressed up in green fa-
tigues, "blues" and even a flight
suit. They handed out pamphlets
about their squadron and circu-
lated among the exhibits and
visitors telling everyone they
met about CAP.
Members who took an active
part in the "Fair" were LTC
Charlie Starr, LTC Donna Starr,
Capt. Mike Newton, Capt. Chuck
Stephan and 2Lt. Ed Fritsche.
Cadets participating were C/ILt.
Mike Fritsche, C/SSgt . Keith But-
ler, C/Sgt. Adam Garland and
basic cadets Jason Kruenagle and
Brinn Belyea.
Some of the other organiza-
tions who participated in the
event were: the Auburn Council
on Alcoholism, Sierra Family Ser-
vices, Volunteer Center of Placer
County, Calif. Conservation
Corps, The Red Cross, Auburn
Recreational District, 4-H, Rose-
ville Toastmasters, Sierra High
School and many others. •
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CAL-
SURGICAL,
INC.
"Serving the area with pride and
dependable service."
1280 N. Main, Bishop, CA
619-873-7965
We are proud to salute the
California Civil Air Patrol with their
lifesaving efforts
COMMON CARRIER
BONDED C.O.D. CARRIER
P.O. BOX 1525
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA 95691
916-448-8888
800-824-7818
Proud to support the California
Civil Air Patrol
DELTA
DELTA
PATROL
SERVICES
DELTA ASSOCIATES, LTD.
Corporate SecuriTy Services
We proudly salute the fine work
of our CAP.
Taylor Searcy - President
(805) 258-5842
Edwards Air Force Base - Bldg. 2860
Air Force
Association
Coddard
Chapter #266
Serving the aviation industry
with pride and dependability
We are proud to salute and be
a part of the lifesaving efforts
of the Civil Air Patrol
P.O. BOx 5315
vandenberg AFB • LOMPOC
CARDOZA
DAIRY FARM, INC.
Our Cows Are Outstanding In
Their Field.
We are proud to support the Civil Air
Patrol in their lifesaving efforts.
McFarland
SACRAMENTO
SKY KANCH, INC.
Serv ing our avi ati on industry wit h
pride and quality service.
We are proud to stand behind the
lifesaving efforts of our Civil Air Patrol
6622 freeport Blvd.
Sacramento 916-421-7672
Cubit
Engineering,
Inc.
16501 Walnut St., Suite 5
Hesperia
619-244-2247
We are proud to support the California
Civil Air Patrol.
Commonwealth
Title & Escrow Co.
of Butte County
5 YEAR SHORT TERM RATE
3 YEAR BINDER RATE
OROVILLE
459-C ORO DAM BLVD. - 532-9444
PARADISE
5923·A CLARK RD. - 872·0244
MAIN OFFICE
505 WALL, CHICO - 891-4277
We are proud to salute the lifesaving eHorts
of the California Civil Air Patrol
E. D. Tait
Petroleum
Distributor of
Petroleum
Products
601 s. MAIN PIXLEY, CA
209-757-3203
We are proud to support the
California Civil Air Patrol for
their lifesaving efforts.
The
Sportsman
Serving the area with pride and
dependable service.
206 S. Main
Lone Pine, CA 93545
619-876-5454
We are proud to salute the California
Civil Air Patrol on their lifesaving efforts.
Moore
Fence
Company
Serving the area with pride
and integrity.
280 E. 1st Perris, CA
714-657-3005
From Hemet 926-1277
We are proud to support the California
Civil Air Patrol
THE
BREAKFAST
CLUB
Serving the area with pride and
dependable service.
Hwy. 203 lit Mammoth Rd.
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
619-934-6944
We are proud to salute the California
Civil Air Patrol on their lifesaving efforts
u-"'
CIVIL AIR PATROL
CAP MEANS SELF ESTEEM - Manning the Self
Esteem Fair Booth are Squadron 92 members (back
row) Senior Officers Ltc. Donna Star, Capt. Church
Stephan, Capt. Mike Newton and new Sqdn. Com-
mander Charles Starr. Seated in front are cadets C/B
Brinn Belyea, C/Sgt . Adam Garland, Sgt. Jason
Kruenagle and C/ILt. Mike Fritsche.
FRENCH TAKES COMMAND OF SQUADRON 35: Ma-
jor James French recently assumed command of
Squadron 35 at Whiteman Airport in Pacoima. Left
to right: Lt. Col. Byron Brammer, CAWG Chief of Staff,
Major James French, Major James Briggs, Group 1
Commander.
The annual Awards Dinner of the Palm Springs
Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol was held recently
at Mancusos' in Palm Desert. Awards included the
coveted CAP Appreciation A ward to Palm Springs
Chief of Police Donald J . Burnett. Presenting the
award was Capt . Patricia A. Faunt, Commander Of-
ficer of Palm Springs Squadron 11 of the CAP.
CADET N   ~ S
By 2Lt. Dawn McSherry
Public Affairs Officer, Hemet
Ryan Composite Squadron 59
Thursday, February 22, 1990 was
another milestone for Hemet Ryan
Composite Squadron 59. On that day
Lt. Col. Ernest C. Pearson, California
Wing Commander Designee, pre-
sented the first Billy Mitchell Award
to be earned in the Squadron to
C/MSgt . Anthony Gomez. Since
achieving Composite status in August
1989, the cadet component of the
Squadron has grown from an initial 6
members to the current 23. The
Squadron turned out in force to
welcome Col. Pearson with both
Seniors and Cadets present to witness
the award ceremony. In addition, five
other cadets received progress
awards and promotions.
It is appropriate that Lt. Col. Pear-
son should make this presentation. He
will assume command of the Califor-
nia Wing in April this year, but until
his nomination for that post he was
Director of Cadet Programs for the
California Wing and knows first hand
just what dedication and commitment
it takes from these young people to
achieve in the program. •
CAP Musicians in Great
Demand Around the State
Long hours of practice and outstanding
performances are paying off for t he
dedicated men and women of the Golden
Bear Composite Squadron 24 band as they
receive a flood of invitations to perform
throughout California and the West .
The band is made up of Active duty,
retired members of Mather Air Force Base
and Sacramento area CAP members. The
group was started and directed by Major
Robert McRilI. CAP MSgt. Greg Lackey,
USAF, is assistant director. This unique 20
member musical group represents Mather
AFB in many local parades and other
militar y and community functions.
The band has captured top awards at
just about every competitive event
they've played, including Sacramento' s
prestigious Santa Claus Parade. •
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Turbine Traders
Aircraft Equipment. Parts & Supplies
Where Quality & Service
Go Hand In Hand! •
2053 So. Myrtle Ave.
(818) 359-1303 Monrovia
LEAVITT'S TRUCKING INC.
We proudly
solute our
Civil Air Patrol
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5988 East Hwy. 140
(209) 384·3966 Merced
Donovan Dusters
Spraying, Seeding
Fertilizing & Dusting
Fred Donovan - Pilot
=' ,-14:.-"...-y """ ..:...
(209) 674-8024
MADERA ---- .",  
Valley Propeller
Service
AIRCRAFT PROPELLER SERVICING
Cliff Johnson &
John Hixon
Salute C.A.P.
(805) 832-6033
300 Watts Drive
Bakersfield
11 NDEPENDENT


Over 20 Yean
Experience in
CommunicationI
CHUCK VILLAR - OW IER.
PROUDLY SALUTES T HE
CIVIL AIR PATROL,
(619) 934-2112
Mammoth Lakes
AASGARD
CONSTRUCTION
GENERAL CONTRACTORS
Residential · Commercial
Industrial
New Construction
Alterations
Rentals Of Contractors
Equipment & Supplies
(619) 372-4761 D
-
'1 /,
82700 Trona Rd. Trona
J.R. ARMSTRONG
Electrical Contractor Inc.
"Serving Inyo & Mono Counties"
Phillips land & Cattle Co.
" Contributing
to the
economy of
the Golden
State by
Producing
Beef Cattle"
Covelo
Big Pine Distributors
OLANCHA MILL
Milling Top
Quality Clay
And Talc
(619) 764-2216
OLANCHA
KAPCO Aircraft Parts Co.
3101 East Enterprise
(213) 531-7030 Brea
DBL LEASING and
MARKETING, INC.
Specializing In Agricultural Pumps
We Proudly Salute The
Lifesaving Efforts Of The
Civil Air Patrol!
(209) 638-7736
507 E. Dinuba Ave.
REEDLEY
'1?eechcraf';West
C',.;r
7240 Hayvenhurst Avenue
Van Nuys, California 91406
818 786-1410
RUTH STORE
Don Bridge
- Owner-
Groceries
Beverages
(707) 574-6251
RUTH
Daggett Aviation
Incorpor a ted
AVGas
Jet Fuel
Unicorn 123.0
- "
(619) 254-2542/ Daggett
Big Bear Airport District
'" ,.IRPOftr Is Proud To
(),.
Salute The
c;. Fine Efforts
Of The
Civil Air Patrol
Big Bear City
Roman I S Construction
SINCE 1960
Sewer & Water
Contractors
Commercial & Residential
License No, 367482
42191 Big Bear Blvd.
(714) 866-4270 Big Bear Lake
Dyer's Electric Supply
Incorporated
- WHOLESALE ONLY-
" Serving The Area With Pride
And Quality For Over 30 Years "
2 LOCATIONS:
7350 Varna Avenue
(818) 983-0371 North Hollywood
7351 Deering Avenue
(818) 347-2991 Canoga Park
m
Redlands Federal Savings
IoHOlQ,Ul .. SSCIC\A1JOoot

Q?i1.) A cenlury 0/ safoiy, sa:wily IJ1Id strengtiL
.........
41969 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake (714) 866-5821
CADET N   ~ S
Ontario Cadets help build new Wing Headquarters:
Cadet members of Cadet Squadron 89 lend a hand with
carpentry work during construction of the new Wing
offices in downtown Ontario. {L to R}: Francisco Delgado,
Peter DeLaTorre, Esperanza Vargas, Jessica Bruyn,
Menia Dickerson, David Morris, Mike Betz and Joseph
Lopez.
These young Civil Air Patrol men and women have
given countless hours of their time to help complete the
Headquarters project, under the direction of Maj . John
Mouzakis, Squadron Commander, and 1stlLt. Ron
DeLaby, Tactical and Aerospace Officer. (Photo by Maj .
Henry Saffold.)
CADETS RECEIVE AWARD FROM ANG COMMANDER:
Mitchell awards were presented to cadets from
Camarillo Composite Sq. 61 in ceremonies at Point Mugu
Naval Air Station Officers Club. {L to R}: Col. Tandy Boz-
man, Cmdr. 146th TAW (ANG), CAP Major Mark
Swaney, Cadet Brian Kobashigawa, Cadet David Hutte,
Cadet Jill Zuber and Sq. 61 Commander Bob Blanchard.
Golden Bear Composite Military Band, Squadron 24,
California Wing, Mather Air Force Base, CA.
Lt. Col. Ernest C. Pearson, California Wing Commander
Designee, presented the Billy Mitchell Award to CIMSgt.
Anthony Gomez of the Hemet Ryan Composite Squadron
59, the first Cadet to achieve this level since the
Squadron went Composite in August 1989. (Photo by Lt.
Dawn McSherry , Sqd. PAO.)
CADET ORIENTATION FUGHTS - San Fernando Senior
Squadron 35 Whiteman Airport, CA base. Host: Van
Nuys Senior Squadron 81, Maj. Lewis D. Milligan, com-
mander and OIC. (L to R): C/AM2 Kaz Dugandzic, Jay
Weinsoff Cadet Squadron 3; Capt. Neil Martin Sq. 81,
pilot and ClSgt . Keller Durkin, Glendale Cadet Squadron
27. (Photo by Maj. Al Meryman.)
Cadets of Golden Bear CS 24 with Watch Commander,
Richard Otis - VFW, from Vietnam Veteran's Volunteer
Memorial Watch. (From L to R) Cadets Jerry Gardner,
Wendy Lane, Cheryl Lane, Richard Otis, Jeff Menasco,
David Trauernicht, and Matt Wickey.
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SCRIVNER
ROOFING CO.
" Our reputation is your guarantee of
satisfacti on' ,
707-527-0540
QUALITY WORK AT REASONABLE
PRICES
2140 Gary Drive, Santa Rosa
F. P. Smith
Equipment Co.
New & Used Tractor Parts
Quality Products
Dependable Service
Francis P. Smith - Owner
3190 Ramsey Road
(707) 864-1122 Suisun City
Robert Davis
Electrical Contractor
P.O. Box 4289 Hemet, CA
714-929-6106 or 652-3539
Intemecula 714-676-0870
We are proud to support the Cali forni a
Civil Air Patrol for their lifesaving efforts.
SCHUETZLE
LOGGING
1200 W. DEL NORTE
EUREKA
707-443-4511
We are proud to support the California
Civil Air Patrol for their lifesaving efforts.
K.E.C.
Company
General Contractors
Donna Davi son
Secretary 1 Treasurer
200 N. Sherman Ave.
P.O. Box 909
Corona, CA 91720 (213) 774-2282
Lodi
Development, Inc.
" Serving the area with pri de and dependable
service."
1420 s. Mills Ave., Suite A
Lodi , CA 95241 209-367-7600
We are proud to support the California Civil Air
Patrol in their lifesaving efforts.
PHOTO FAST
Serving the area with pride
and integrity.
265 S. Main Red Bluff, CA
New Owners: Mark & Sandra Beaudoin
916-527-5138
NICELY'S
RESTAURANT
Serving the area wi th pride and
dependable service - celebrating 25
years in 1990
Hwy. 395 & 4th St. , Lee Vining, CA 93541
619-647-6477
We are proud 10 sal ule Ihe CAP on Iheir lilesaving efforts.
UNITED FOOD
CENTER
A BARGAIN ON
EVERY SHELF
We are proud to
stand behind our CAP
8100 HWY. 111
NILAND
619-359-0661
Compliments from
a friend of
Civil A ir Patrol
G. R. B. & SONS
PLUMBING, INC.
Serving the area with pride and
dependable service.
933 Black Diamond Way
Lodi 209-334-3182
We are proud to salute the Cal ifornia Civil Ai r
Patrol in their lifesaving efforts.
Plumbing . Heating· Air Conditioning
Venti lation. Sheet Metal • Process Piping
General Utilities . Engineering
  MECHANICAL
  CONTRACTORS
R.P. RICHARDS, INC.
Contractors State License Number 199946
5949 Hollister Avenue Telephone
Goleta, California 93117 805/683-1511
(209) 233-5806
4569 E. Florence, Fresno, CA 93725
We are proud to stand behind the lifesaving efforts
of t he California Ci vil Air Pat rol
Keithly·
Williams
Seeds
All brands and varieti es of vegetable seeds and
seed coati ngs . Stanhay belts & partS
Wholesale & Retail
We are proud of our CAP
140 W. 5th Holtville
619-356-5533
Hubbard
Enterprises, Inc.
SERVING THE AREA WITH PRIDE AND
DEPENDABLE SERVICE
49 Nevada BishOp, CA 93514
619-387-2508
American Sound
& Video Corp.
Custom Audio &: Video Dupl icati ng
27790 Avenue Hopkins
Valencia, CA 91355
805-257-0700
We are proud to salute the Cali fornia Civi l Air
Patrol on their lifesaving efforts.
R. J. Hill Company
Machine Shop
Serving the area with pride and
dependable service.
4571 Lake Isabella Blvd.
Lake Isabella 619-379-3444
We are proud to salute the California Civi l Air
Patrol on their lifesavi ng efforts.
CADET NEWS
Sacramento Cadets Practice
Teamwork
Recently, Golden Bear Com-
posite Squadron 24, Sacramento,
California, had an opportunity to
demonstrate the professionalism
and teamwork that won them
the title of "PACIFIC REGION
BEST GROUND TEAM" at the
Pacific Region SARCOM in 1988.
At a community event to show
young people the positive options
to drugs, the team performed
several action demonstrations
throughout the day.
The cadets David Trauernicht,
Matt Wickey, Travis Bertram,
and John Hancock displayed
their talents at extrication, vic-
tim transport, First Aid, and
ELTIDF use. The cadets are mem-
bers of the squadron's "SIERRA
RANGERS" Ground team. This
team takes only the cadets who
excel in every aspect of the pro-
gram, who are dedicated to train-
ing, and will jump at a moment's
notice for a mission. These
members, along with the other
members Jeff Menasco, Jerry
Gardner, Paul Gardner, Richard
Geibitz, senior members 21L t.
Bob McCain, lILt. Chris Globis,
21Lt. John Middleton, and team
leaders Majors Kayla and Robert
McRill are training to again take
first place in the 1990 SAR Com-
petitions. The team members
participate, cumulatively, on
over 100 hours of missions
annually. •
**********************
He who will not listen
to the teaching of failure
shall never hear the
voice of success.
**********************
Cadet Matt Wickey of the Golden Bear
Compo Sq. 24 "SIERRA RANGERS"
Ground team shows another cadet use
of ELTIDF during demonstration of CAP
SAR. Other cadet members are Travis
Dertram, John Hancock and David
Trauernicht. The Team holds the title
of "PACIFIC REGION BEST GROUND
TEAM."
Cadet members of the Golden Bear
Compo Sq. 24 "SIERRA RANGERS"
Ground team prepare to evacuate in-
jured victim during demonstration of
CAP SAR. Cadets are Travis Bertram,
John Hancock, Matt Wickey, and David
Trauernicht. The Team holds the title
of "PACIFIC REGION BEST GROUND
TEAM."
Step 2: Getting ready for evacuation of
injured victim.
California Earthquake
(Continued from page 7)
Editor' s Note: The Northern
California October earthquake af-
fected southern California and an
enterprising southern Public Affairs
Officer from Santa Monica prepared
the following report.
11le Big Picture
October 17,5:00 p.m., 7.1 earth-
quake in San Francisco Bay area.
Within the hour radio communica-
tions were operational in the Califor-
nia Wing alerting CAP personnel.
Los Angeles Group 1 's, San Fernan-
do Senior Squadron 35, at the White-
man Airport Base, established con-
tinuous radio watch. Group 1 ' s per-
sonnel were notified to listen to their
CAP radios.
California Office of Emergency
Services (OES) orders California
Wing, CAP to transport OES person-
nel from Southern California to the
State Emergency Operation Center
in Sacramento. This task assigned to
Maj. Dale Rumbaugh, Group 1 ' s,
Valley Squadron on 128, to fly the
California Wing Cessna 310 for this
mission. In the next hour Wing
reported 60 CAP aircrews ready. By
early evening 700 CAP members
and 100 aircraft were on standby.
Mission Coordinator Maj. James
McManus, established a mISSIon
base at Concord, CA near the
disaster area.
The following day CAP aircraft
flew nine dog teams from Eastern
Sierras to Concord Base for further
transportation to critical areas. Lt.
Col. Billie Le Clair, California Wing
Net Control Station, on High Fre-
quency radio, coordinates move-
ment of CAP personnel and equip-
ment in and out of effected area. Lt.
Lynn Rachman, North Central Val-
ley Group 25's, Squadron 12 flew
OES head to San Francisco to meet
California Governor, who had has-
tened home from Europe. CAP flew
damage assessment flights over
Sonoma County. October 25 the dog
teams were flown back to their
homes. CAP Base at Concord, CA
was closed. (Above facts were
assembled by 2Lt. John Jay, PAO,
Group 1 's, Clover Field Composite
Squadron 51.) •
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The following businesses are proud to salute the men and women who
make up our Civil Air Patrol by their lifesaving efforts.
PACIFIC POWER and
LIGHT COMPANY
Serving The Area With
Pride And Quality Service
216 South Main
(916) 233-3434 Alturas
Warren's Welding Service
Serving the area with
pride and quality service.
2455 Hunsaker Ave.
Running Springs (714) 867·4997
Walker's Coffee Shop
Chicken Fri ed Steaks Our Specialty
"A Good Place To Fill Your Family "
(916) 257-3212
1600 Main Susanville
David E. Schenck Backhoe
& Dump Truck Rental
Excavation· Trenching
Septic Tank Installation and Repair
(619) 355-2507 Imperial
CALIFORNIA CITY
MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
AV-Gas 80 & 100. Maintenance Available
6301 Lindbergh Blvd.
California City (619) 373-4867
Contel
Communication Systems, Consulting & Sales
The staff and management salute
the lifesaving efforts of our CAP.
(619) 375-6610 Ridgecrest
Galaxy 2000 Inc.
is proud to salute the
lifesaving efforts of the CAP.
Travis Air Force Base
(707) 437-9091 Travis
LEE'S FRONTIER
LIQUOR & DELI
Beer. Wine· Liquor. Deli
Fishing Supplies · Ice
(619) 876-5844
1900 S. Main / Lone Pine
WE HELP SO arHERS
MAY LIVE.
Speedway Auto Wrecking
TWO HOT LINES FOR THOSE
HARD-TO-FIND PARTS
We salute our G.A.P.
1567 North Mahan
(619) 446-4592 Ridgecrest
MOORS AERO SERVICES
Aircraft Service & Maintenance
WE ARE PROUD TO
SUPPORT OUTDOOR SAFETY
(619) 377-4140 Inyokern
SWEETCAKES
Breakfast & Lunch - Man Size Portions
Bob Holt - Owner, Salutes CAP.
11301 Kernville Rd.
(619) 376-6925 Kernville
MOJAVE AIRPORT
Civilian Flight Test Center
Jet Fuel, AV-Gas
Fuel Orders (805) 824-4207
(805) 824-2433 Mojave
GOLDEN STATE
PROPELLER INC.
Serving Our Aviation Industry
With Pride & Dependable Service
981 Airport Drive
(805) 544-8356 / San Luis Obispo
Collins Garage
ffJH OrllHge e(Jve SiHce 1958"
Complete Automotive Repair And Service
)4 HOUR SERVICE
315 W. Railroad Ave.
Orange Cove (109) 626-4535
Earlimart Dusters, Inc.
CUSTOMIZED AERIAL APPLICATIONS
6589 Road 144
Earlimart Airport (805) 849-2637
Ave. 96 & Airport Rd.
Pixley Airport (209) 757-1903
Lassen Plumas Gas Service
Gas Appliance • Sales and Service
Locally Owned and Operated
701-983 Johnstonville Rd.
Susanville (916) 257-0700
R.L. W. Equipment
AUTOMOTIVE· INDUSTRIAL
PETROLEUM
Sales· Service· Installation
2080 South Union
(805) 834-1100 / Bakersfield
CaDstructioa .. tal Senlces
INCORPORATED
We are proud to sa/ute the

2377 South Sarah
(209) 233-8464 Fresno
TOSCHI FARMS
14484 Road 20Y2
(209) 673-8523 Madera
Proudly Salutes
Our Civil Air Patrol.
Dixon
 
710 North Adams
(916) 678-4311 Dixon
MASTERPLAN
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
We've built our reputation
on careful estimates, rapid
completions &- fine workmanship.
(707) 923-2699 Garberville
Four Corners Liquor
Serving the area with pride!
We are proud to salute our C.A.P.!
Kramer Junction
Boron (619) 762-5483
AIRPORT DRIVE-IN
800 Norris Road
Oildale (805) 399-0116
CAROUSEL DRIVE-IN
901 Woodrow Ave.
Bakersfield (805) 399-8950
WE SALUTE OUR CAP
CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE
(Continued ... J
Left to right: lILt. Harold Spaulding, lILt. Allen
Sprenger, Lt. Col. James Whertley (Chaplain) present
toys for distribution to Watsonville homeless.
Cadet Jason Gramlick (left) and Cadet lILt. Mike
Spaulding begin handing out toys to young quake
victims.
CADET NEWS
Advanced Pararescue Orientation Course
By C/MSgt. Lisa M. LaDou and
C/MSgt. Mani M. LaDou
Editor's Note: We recently re-
ceived this outstanding narrative
of last summer's Cadet Parares-
cue encampment. We would like
to give credit to the units in-
volved, but unit designators were
not included.
On June 17 cadets from around
the country came to Albuquer-
que for what their family and
friends called a vacation. How-
ever, these cadets had a different
picture of what it would be like
because they remembed all-to-
well the introductory course they
had to attend before attending
APJOC. Upon their arrival the
LaDou twins met two fellow
cadets from California, Chris
Burden who went to PJOC in
1987 and Travis Hughs a fellow
PJOC graduate of 1988. Later
that afternoon another fellow
graduate of PJOC 1988 and
member of California wing drove
in, Andrew LeGear.
The next day, June 18, with 3
females and 17 males from 12
states (California, South Dakota,
Georgia, Tennessee, Wisconsin,
Delaware, Louisiana, Minnesota,
New Mexico, New York, Connec-
ticut, and Pennsylvania) we were
introduced to our instructors,
Sgt. Burton, Sgt. Morris, Sgt. Put-
man, and Sgt. Wayt. After lear-
ning the knots that had mostly
been forgotten over the year or
in one of the New Mexico cadets
case six years, the team was
ready for the field.
On June 19th we drove to the
Santa Fe mountains. Our camp
was near the little town of Pecos.
The first and most important
task was setting up shelters to
sleep in. These shelters were
made entirely of parachutes. The
parachute material as the shelter
which was held up by a few
carefully placed pieces of cord
from the parachute AKA 550
cord. From there the training
began. The class had set their
payment for the APJOC hats at
3000 exercises. The number was
not so bad, it was finding the
time to do them.
June 20th was spent on the
rocks rappelling off about an 80
foot cliff which every cadet had
to rappel at least twice regular
style. To drop our total amount
of exercises by 100 some of us
went Australian style (face first).
Also on the rocks we had to
climb up them. Lane one every-
one had to climb and lane two
which deducted 300 exercises if
climbed was optional. Many peo-
ple tried lane two but by the end
of the day only about five males
had made it up the cliff. When
we got back to camp we ate din-
ner which like every meal was an
MRE (USAF "Meal: Ready to
Eat"). That night two cadets,
Lani LaDou and Chris Burden, ate
Sgt. Wayt 's favorite appetizer,
fresh, live ants. These two cadets
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The following businesses are proud to salute the men and women who
make up our Civil Air Patrol by their lifesaving efforts.
Stony Point
Rock Quarry
7171 Stony Point Rd.
707-795-1775 Cotati
Resale Lumber
Products
4056 N. Hwy. 101, Eureka, CA
707-822-5705
Desert Irrigation
& Pipe Supply
10930 I Ave. , Hesperia, CA
619-949-2733
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Serving the General Aviation Industry
with Pride!
240 N. DALE, FULLERTON, CA
SHIRLEY BROWN
ENTERPRISES
VALLEY DIVISION
3281 HWY. 99W .. CORNING. CA
916·824·3445
A
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Li e. No. 341746
395 Industri al Way
Dixon, California 95620
916-678-3071
FAX 916-678-3075
Spanda Industrial
General Contractors
7515 Reese Rd. Sacramento
916·423·1700
A-Four Products
Serving the area with pride and
dependable service.
26818 Oak Ave., ste. F
Canyon Country
805-252-1225
WE HELP SO OTHERS
MAY LIVE.
B&B
METROLOGY, INC.
Preci sion Calibration Services
17504 GRAND AVE. LAKE ELSINORE
714·678·5546 800·523· 2835
Consolated
Laboratories, I ne.
Covina, CA
SCHLAFERS AUTO
REPAIR
Serving the area with pride and
quality ser vices.
42283 Little Lake Rd .• Mendocino
707·937·5865
Sequoia Motel &
Trailer Park
43000 Hwy. 198 Three Rivers
209-561-4453
AVAG, INC.
Aerial Spraying - Seeding - Fertilizing
Complete Spraying Service
Fi xed Wing - Helicopters
Richvale Airport Richvale
916·882·4286 or 342·0187
MT. LASSEN TROUT
FARM, INC.
Hwy. 36 paynes Creek
916-597-2222
American Aerial
Surveys, Inc.
of Northern California
Aeria l Photography Topographic Maps
Executive Airport 6249 freeport 8lvd.
916· 422·0770 Sacramento
First American Title
Compl ete Ti tl e & Escrow Service
Serving the area with pride and quali ty
service
5 E. Yosemite Ave.
Madera 209-675-9401
McDOWEll
TRUCKING
707·632·5051
6040 Cazadero Hwy., Cazadero
LET us SERVE YOU FOR YOUR TRUCKING NEEDS
EMBASSY SUITES
HOTEL
1117 NORTH H STREET
LOMPOC 805·735·8311
Bradshaw Balancing
& Machine
Our reputati on i s your guarantee of
sati sfact i on
707·426·3354
150A Alaska Ave .. fairfield
619-248·7065
619·248-9711
619·247·2591
31730 GILBRALTER
LUCERNE VALLEY
ARROW INSULATION
Providing quality insulation
products and service.
707-437·4685
4987 Noonan Lane Fairfield, CA
CARNEGIE BROS.
Auto & Cycle Salvage
707·429-4336
WE BUY, SELL & TRAOE
Serving the area with pride and integrity
Air Base Parkway Fairfield
IMPERIAL
TRUCKING
Serving the area with pride and integrity
611 Wildwood Ave. Rio Del. CA
707·764·2241
CADET NEWS
Advanced Pararescue
(Continued .. .)
were from California. The trick
to eating them, "You bite them
before they bite you!" After that
Sgt. Wayt helped us do 500 of
our exercises. They did not tell
us when we had to go to bed but
most of us were asleep by 2100.
Wake up was the same as
lights out, when you felt you
should. We had to be in the in-
structors camp at 0830 on most
mornings ready to go and pre-
pared to sing. Every time we
wanted to enter the instructors
camp we had to "Request Per-
mission". Every morning to en-
tertain the P.J.s (the pararescue
men) we had to come up with a
song with the words "Request
permission to enter the instruc-
tors camp" in it.
The 21st of June was the all
day hike. The distance, 3 kilo-
meters, was not so bad, it was
the fact that it was extremely
steep. We started at 6000 ft.
above sea level, being from San
Diego that was a definite change
but then when we reached our
destination we were at 9000 ft .
We were on top of a mountain in
a beautiful meadow which is
where we ate and then learned
how to vector in an aircraft with
Lt. Col. William Savage USAF fly-
ing the aircraft. After this the
competition between flights
commanded by Chris Burden, CA
wing and Gaylon Boeve SD wing,
began, starting with a race down
the mountain which Burden's
team won.
The last full day in the field,
the 22nd, was also competition.
We started with tug-o-war which
Boeve's team won all three
rounds, then the knot tieing con-
test. Again Boeve's team won.
The next test was a little more
physical, a fireman's carry. How-
ever, this was also won by
Boeve's team as was the push-up
contest. The final contest, a ra-
vine crossing, was agreed to be
double or nothing, winners re-
ceiving two bags of Oreo cookies.
The teams agreed whoever won
would share the cookies. Bur-
den's team won but we were all
winners for the next day we
went back to Albuquerque and
all 20 of us received our gradua-
tion certificates. •
The f"l1'St flight down the mountain (Chris Burden's flight
CAWG) checks for blisters in the instructor's camp.
Cadet Chris Burden maintaining a "low profile" in the
field.
Andrew LeGear and Lisa LaDou (CA WG) finish the race
down the mountain.
Lani LaDou rappels her way down the mountain; face-
first .. . "Aussie Style. "
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The following businesses are proud to salute the men and women who
make up our Civil Air Patrol by their lifesaving efforts.
WELLS FARGO
GUARD SERVICE
14444 CALIFORNIA AVE.
VICTORVILLE 619-245-7705
fairfield
electric
inc.
P.O. Box 2896
Fairfield, CA
707-446-6666
FAX 707-446-6694
Valley Drug Oxygen &
Medical Equipment
Over 25 Years
Compl ete Une of Si ck Room Suppli es
Sales & Rentals
Boyes Hot Springs 707-938-1123
Santa Rosa Area 707-795-01 81
Morris Precision Products
26732 Oak Ave.
Canyon Country 805-252-2131
Cash Construction
Li e. NO. 437459
29069 POPPYMEADOW
CANYON COUNTRY 805-252-7253
Harrington House
415 BRIDGE
COLUSA 916-458-8747
Fab-Mor Products, Inc.
Hwy. 99 West
Orland 916-865-4183
Sherwood Arms Motel
34206 Olive Grove Rd.
Lake Elsinore 714-244-4957
Car-Tel Auto Electric
2 1860 River Road
Perris 714·657·8495
Pike Well & Pump Service
33833 Newberry Rd.
Newberry Springs 619-257-3218
Bennett Antiques
825 Texas
Fairfield 707 -426-4815
Weber Concrete
Phelan
619-868·3355
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WE HELP SO arHERS DODSON BROS.
MAY LIVE.
Randy Kruger
Plastering & Drywall
Seving the area with pride and integrity
1727 Dean
Eureka 707 -445-3555
Klein's Mammoth Truck
Stop and Restaurant
OPEN 24 HOURS
N. Highway 99 & West Herdon Ave.
209-276-8001 - 276-8002 - 276-8000
Fresno, CA
Jungers Accident
Investigation
Service
480 Olive Ave., Ste. 4, EI Centro
619·353· 77 40
NOR-Cal COMputeR
SeRvices
1180 8th Arcata, CA
707-822-0386
Wilber Hot Springs
Health Sanctuary, Inc.
Star Route Williams
916-473-2306
American Girl
Mining Joint Venture
Winterhaven, CA
572-5700
Jack & Rose Fetter
FETTER'S
EXPRESS, INC.
Dispatch No. 213-944-1824
11910 Greenstone Ave., Santa Fe, CA
Lee's Concrete Materials
Concrete Ready-Mix
209-673-9189 209-486-2440
300 SOUTH PINE ST.
MADERA
ROOFING, INC.
27448 HWY. 99
VISALIA, CA 93277
209-651-1175
Adobe Rental
Equipment, Inc.
For homeowners & contractors
Your friendly rental center
1385 E. Monte Vista Ave.
vacaville. CA 707-448-8448
Johnny's Marina &.
R.V. Park
King Salmon Resort 1821 Buhne Dr.
Eureka 101·442·2284
Rosie Sewing Center
1344 G Street
(20') 638-8848 Reedley
,.ENDER CU,. MEA,.S
(619) 371-1090 or 371-1091
203 Panamint Ridgecrest
Caraway Construction
(619) 372-5893
84805 Searles Trona
Don Pearson Enterprises
1536 North Mahan
(619) 446-6106 Ridgecrest
Santa Monica Airport
is proud to salute our
California Civil Air Patrol.
Glacier Foods
1117 K
(209) 875-3354 Sanger
LINDSAY' S FURNITURE
SHOWCASE
250 BALSAM
RIDGECREST 619-375-7107
JERRY HAYES
CONCRETE PUMPING
SERVICE
LOMPOC 805-136-7624
Visalia Airport
9501 Airport Dr.
Visalia 209-651-1131
Reflections One Salon
P.o. Box 557, N. South Main St.
Bridgeport 619-932-7777
WINGNEWS
Southern California Wing Headquarters
Being Readied for New Command
New California Wing Headquarters located in Ontario.
Work is underway on the new
Wing Headquarters, located in
downtown Ontario, California.
The decision to locate Wing
Headquarters in Ontario was
made by Wing Commander
Col. Ernest Pearson following an
extensive search for quarters
throughout Southern California.
Pearson cited the proximity of
Ontario International Airport, the
central location near major free-
ways and his own local ties to the
area as the reason for placing the
headquarters in the Pomona
Valley.
The building will house about
60 Wing Staff members; about
the same number that operated
out of Alameda Coast Guard Sta-
tion under the previous
command.
Work on the building is being
supervised and carried out by
Squadron 89 (GP 15) based at
Ontario Airport. Squadron Com-
mander Maj. John Mouzakis
pointed out the benefits of hav-
ing the Wing Headquarters in
Ontario: " ... members through-
out Southern California, as well
as Northern California, will travel
to Ontario to participate in meet-
ings and weekend seminars. An
Ontario heaadquarters will pro-
vide an opportunity for local
disaster relief people to have bet-
ter and more local access to the
Wing." •
Compliments from
a friend of
Civil Air Patrol
SAFETY TIPS
By Major "Woody" Grinnan
Bishop Composite Squadron 66
Did you know that the state
with the largest number of
mountain flying accidents is
California? With two major
mountain ranges, the Coastal
Range and the Sierra Nevada,
plus the tremendous amount of
general aviation flying, you have
the formula for so many
accidents.
Flight planning, a good
weather briefing and the use of
common sense must always be
used to survive and enjoy the
beauty of mountain flying.
Evaluate your weather report
and the terrain you are to fly
over. Consider your flight path,
your destination and whether
you have other options along an
alternate route that may have
less chance of inclement
weather. Will you make the right
decision? GO or NO GO?
If you decide to go and take a
look and press on - don't wait
too long to make that life-saving
decision to make a " 180".
Weather patterns can change
quicker than you think! So we
must always consider just how
good and how accurate are the
weather reports and briefings
that we get. •
SAR ACTIVITY
REPORT
By LTC Frederick L. Beelby, Jr.
Operations Officer (public Affairs)
Lt. Col. Fred Nettel, California
Wing Emergency Services Direc-
tor, reports an increase of about
18 percent in the total number
of Emergency Services missions
for the year 1989, as compared
with the previous year. Col. Net-
tel says the reason is obscure,
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The following businesses are proud to salute the men
make up our Civil Air Patrol by their lifesav
and women who ,llf"
(j)
z ~ . <
ing efforts. ~ ' : ~ ' l     ' ~
WE HELP SO OTHERS
MAY LIVE.
T. A. Beck Construction
P.o. Box 1524
Wheeler's
Communications Barn
40095 Forest Rd.
Ridgecrest 619-375-2432 Bi g Bear Lake 714-866·5302
Bettencourt Flying Service, Inc.
Crop Dusting, Mining Surveys,
Hel icopter Charter
DELHI 209-634-0535
AMCAR VAN POOLS
2833 Mankas Blvd.
Fairfield 707·425·7877
CHEVRON VALLEY
SERVICE STATION
601 MAIN
CEDARVILLE 916-379·6241
Dennis Air Service
Building T-138 Minter Field
Bakersfield 805-399-8145
TIM(YfHY D. WEAVER
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
915 Black Diamond Way
Lodi 209-339-0039
SIERRA NEVADA
BREWING CO.
1075 E. 20th ST.
CHICO 916-893-3520
High Sierra Plastics
Injection Mold Specialists
LANINI'S PLUMBING &
HEATING REPAIR
310 N. Russell
Larsen Plumbing
P.o. Box 801251
Bishop 619-873-5600
Santa Maria 805-925·9612 Santa Clarita 805-296-8640
Buhler Country Store &
Pistachio Farms
HEGWER'S RADIATOR
SHOP
JOHNSON RESIDENTIAL
CARE HOME
1473 S. Lyon Ave.
118 N. COLUSA COUNTY ROAD 20
Mendota 209-655-4949 WILLOWS 916·934·3278 916·865-5496 ORLAND
WILLIAM GOLSCH THE FAMILY DAVIS ENTERPRISES -
CONSTRUCTION
MEDICAL CENTER JUNIPER HILLS
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., Suite 1950
343 OAK
Boarding & Training Stables
24326 MACFIE DRIVE
Los Angeles 213·383·1436
RED BLUFF 916·529 ·1650 714·926·2124 HOMELANO
Georgia-Pacific Corp.
ALVARADO PORTABLE
TOILETS
Ketema-McCrometer
Division
90 W. Redwood Ave.
10069 AVENUE 400 3255 W. Stetson Ave.
Fort Bragg 707-964-5651 DINUBA 209· 591· 7183 714·652·6811 HeD1et
N.S. Buvick
Petroleum, Inc.
NG Chemicals, Inc.
4210 Brookside Place
RUBY'S FLOWERS
6424 Lake Isabella Blvd.
700 W. Church
Santa Maria 805-925-7676 Santa Maria 805-925·0391 619-379-4601 Lake Isabella
Rancho Army-Navy Store
Allison Electronic, Inc. KING'S DRYWALL
27999 A Front
406 W. Fairway 13011 12th AVE.
Temecula 714-676-0057
Big Bear City 714-585-2068
209·582·8596 HANFORD
Jasper's Nursery
3 mi. East of Orland on Hwy. 32
MOORE'S SHOU SHU
KARATE STUDIOS
41 S. SACRAMENTO
Soland Construction
707-446-3131
Orland 916·865·4067 LODI 209·369· 8395
VACAVILLE
William Andrews
Independent Surveyor
AI Thomas Trucking, Inc.
19555 N. Highway 99
Richardson Grove KOA
750 u.s. HWY. 101
Redway 707-923-3377 Acampo 209-368-5371 707-247-3380 PIERCY
DES' AUTO MACHINE
& REPAIRS
2202 Sprowl Creek Road
Garberville 707·923·9121
Fred Brown Drywall
U39 W. Gail
Tulare 209-688-9216
MELTON AIR
CONDITIONING, INC.
1926 E. HOME
209-268-6286 FRESNO
JOEL'S LANDSCAPE &
IRRIGATION
1869 Thiesen Rd.
Flight Operations, Inc.
5999 Freeport Blvd.
Victor Valley Recycling
17491 Lilac Rd.
Holtville 619-356-4929 Sacramento 916-395-4216 Hesperia 619-244-7224
Johnson Industries
1061 Samoa Blvd.
SKYLINE M9BILE
HOME REPAIR
30384 HWY. 58
Palomar Growers &
Landscape
32555 McVicar
Arcata 707 ·822· 7687 BARSTOW 619·256-6435
WildoD1ar 714·678-2359
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WING NEWS
SAR Activity Report
(Continued ... J
"weather was certainly not a fac-
tor." Some of the missions were
short-lived because aircraft were
found safe and sound on an air-
port other than the announced
destination. There was also a ten-
fold increase in the number of
missions we flew for the Califor-
nia Office of Emergency Services.
Here are the numbers:
1988 1989
Total Missions 258 314
OES Transport 3 31
Aircraft Deployed 674 1033
En Route Hours 919 2469
Aircraft Missions 23 34
Dog Hauls 6 9
Sorties 1207 2469
Personnel Involved 2583 3850
EL T Missions 225 229
Miscellaneous * 1 10
Search Hours 1456 2624
Ground Teams 283 232
"Miscellaneous missions are typi-
fied by CAP assisting the Sheriff
locate lost hikers, etc.
Statisticians could have a field
day manipulating these figures.
For example, in 1989 we had 6
missions per week for 51 weeks,
the 52nd week we had 8 mis-
sions. That statistic is, of course,
misleading. EL T missions, usually
less hazardous than aircraft mis-
sions, numbered 229, or 4 per
week for 45 weeks and 7 per
week for 7 weeks. But let's look
at those 34 aircraft missions -
3/4 of a mission per week for 52
weeks. Public Affairs Officers
would do well to remind the
public that aircrews never feel
they are 3/4 of a mission. Flying
500 feet above the ground in the
mountains is a full-time job for a
professional pilot and observer.
Civil Air Patrol aircrews put their
lives on the line and they do it
for love (love of serving) ... not
money. •
SAFETY CORNER
By LTC John A. Emerson
Safety Officer
The ultimate goal of a safety pro-
gram is the elimination of preven-
table mishaps; preventable mean-
ing that if someone had done
something differently, the mishap
would not have happened.
There is a concept within the
"Safety Community" that has
value within Civil Air Patrol, in
that it provides a method for
achieving a mishap rate approach-
ing zero. That concept is called
" necessitarianism." The idea be-
hind " necessitarianism" is that for
a mishap to occur, a series of
events must preceed the mishap.
But its very name, this series of
events are necessary for the final
event to occur. Change the out-
come of anyone of that series of
events and the final event must be
different; the mishap will not
occur.
What makes "necessitarianism"
necessary? The answer is simple:
it is HABIT. We as humans are
creatures of habit. We tend to do
things a certain way time-after-
time until the actions become
automatic, or, in simple terms,
HABIT. As events or procedures
become habit, we become compla-
cent, calm in the satisfaction that
we "know" what we are doing and
don't need anyone to tell us any
different. The problem for a safe-
ty officer is the fact that we will,
in the course of doing the same
thing over and over again, mix in-
to the proper procedures, errors
which will slowly contaminate
those hard-learned tasks. These
bad habits, if allowed to go uncor-
rected, sooner or later result in a
mishap. Our task is to correct the
bad habits, redirect the improper
procedures, and retrain our people
as necessary.
Retraining is the easy part. Iden-
tifying and dealing with people
who are traveling the road to
potential disaster is more difficult.
Far too often substandard and
even unsafe performance is ig-
nored or disregarded because
those in authority either don't
want to get involved, don't want
to get a friend into trouble, or lack
the courage to take the necessary
action for any number of reasons.
Some are "Good Old Boys" who
would not, under any circum-
stances, short of criminal penalties,
take action against an "old friend"
of many years. The problem is not
unique to Civil Air Patrol. Every
military and professional organiza-
tion in existence has fought that
battle. Where does friendship end
and professionalism begin? Civil
Air Patrol is a family, yet it also
considers itself a professional
organization. Our problem is to
balance the " family" with the
needs of the professionalism we
try so very hard to develop.
We are no longer the voluntary
amateur organization of years
past. We are now, or are fast
becoming, unpaid professionals.
With that status comes more
responsibility and greater de-
mands for accountability. We can
no longer afford our old laissez-
faire attitude. We must demand
professionalism from every
member of the organization and
express appropriate sanctions
against those who commit serious
transgressions. But, more impor-
tant, we must not allow unsafe ac-
tivities to continue unchecked. It
is every member's responsibility to
ensure that unsafe acts are re-
ported to the proper authorities for
appropriate handling. No one is be-
ing asked to take it upon them-
selves to re-teach proper pro-
cedure; there are specific person-
nel who have that job. What is im-
portant is that unsafe activity be
brought to light so that it may be
corrected. If this happend, con-
sider how many major mishaps
might be eliminated. Consider how
many t imes lives might be saved.
We may never know, but it's
worthwhile to contemplate. •
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The following businesses are proud to salute the men and women who
make up our Civil Air Patrol by their lifesaving efforts.
Jerald Hall Welding
WE HELP SO OTHERS
New England Sheet Metal
MAY LIVE.
8130 S. Airport
Santa Fe Springs 213-698-6418
2731 S. Cherry Ave.
Fresno 209-268-7375
EMIGH HARDWARE M.K. Welch Surveys, Inc.
Red Bluff Rentals
3555 EL CAMINO 312 E. Mill 20679 Walnut
SACRAMENTO 916-482-1900 Santa Maria 805-925-2701 Red Bluff 916-527-8204
MUFFLERS & MORE AUTO DOCTOR Cross Roads West Inn
111 E. ROEMER WAY 42255 D Baldaray Circle 452 N. Humbolt Ave.
SANTA MARIA 805-922·5771
Temecula 714-676-2170 Willows 916-934-7026
IDIG Backhoe Service
Lompoc Van & Storage Fifield Land Co.
5093 Ellsworth Rd. 532 N. 8th St. 4307 Fifield Rd.
Vacaville 707-451-2757 Lompoc 805-736·2351 Brawley 619-344-6391
BISHOP GRILL
2.81 NORTH MAIN
J L Williams Trucking
162 N. Hay
DAVE GALBREATH
CONSTRUCTION CO.
237 Tamarack Lane
BISHOP 619·873·3911
lone Pine 619·876·4428
Mammoth Lakes 619·934·3254
Lompoc Drug Shoppe
136 N. 3rd
TRAVIS LIQUORS &
DELICATESSEN
652 PARKER RD.
CAMELOT ELECTRIC
SUPPLY, INC.
1l.2.6 C WEST WARD
Lompoc 805-735-3325
TRAVIS 707 ·437 ·4177 RIDGECREST 619·446-3518
Sesto Insurance
lompoc Santa Maria
805·736·3403 805·922·5225
J.L. Osborn Inc. Aircraft
Fuel Tanks
National Trails Hwy. Oro Grande
Fax 619-245-5735 619-245-8477
Orosi Supermarket
41536 Road 128
Orosi 209-528-4243
A 1'S BICYCLES BEACON BOWL Rex Roush Plumbing
32245 MISSION TRAIL 750 E. MAIN
1315 Butte
LAKE ELSINORE 714-674-6161 BARSTOW 619·2.56·2.2.67
Corning 916-824-3705
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
1075 E. 20th St.
Commercial Engine Service
12130 Rancho Dr.
STEPHEN L. GERMAN
ACCOUNTING CORP.
Chico 916-893-3520
Adelanto 619-246-7633 Reedley 209·638·9248
Robinson Construction Co.
4714 Pacific Heights Rd.
CHICO INDUSTRIAL
MEDICAL CLINIC
2170 THE ESPLANADE
Ace
Aerial Service, Inc.
Oroville 916-534-7616
CHICO 916-343-3334
Ukiah 707-462-4527
Brunswick Moreno
Valley Bowl
Government Agencies
Federal Credit Union
REDWOOD OIL
Ukiah 468-9181
24666 Sunnymeade Blvd.
EI Centro Brawley Calexico Clear Lake 994-6223
Moreno Valley 714·624·6008 619-352-6331 619-344-0866 619-357-7001 Santa Rosa 546-0766
OWEN'S MUSIC CO.
201 E. MAIN
ESCOTO CONSTRUCTION
& DESIGN
P.O. BOX 607
AME
25159 W. Avenue Stanford
SANTA MARIA 805-922-4551 JUNE LAKE 619·648·7953 Valencia B05-257-2200
Dave's Transmission
24 S. D Street
AI's Shasta Septic Tank
Service
P.o. Box 1431
Deer Crossing Resort
46414 Dunlap Road
Perris 714·657·1888
Anderson 916-365·4295
Miramonte 209-336-2365
U S LAND
28455 FRONT ST.
Nervino Aero Service
p.o. Box 88
RICHARD READ
CONSTRUCTION CO.
STATE LICENSE NO. 286818
RANCHO 714-676-2101
Beckworth 916-832-5042
26 LA PORTE - UNIT D
ARCADIA 818·445-3002
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Wing Commander's Comments
(Continued .. .)
a manageable level. He and his
staff did this by virtually living
at Wing Headquarters. They
need to be recognized by all of
us for their outstanding efforts.
AEROSPACE EDUCATION:
We have had two Aerospace
Education Officers during my
tenure. We lost Eugene Carna-
han to cancer and it was a great
loss. My heart goes out to his
family. Our current AE Officer
has done a fine job of filling his
shoes. She has published a
monthly newsletter, developed a
complete working staff, provid-
ed instructions to lower level
units, and personally given lec-
tures on the space program at
many schools, taking some moon
rock samples with her.
THE CHAPLAIN'S PROGRAM
AND SAFETY:
I have combined these two
because I believe that there is
someone up there watching over
us. Next to God, there is Chaplain
Loren Brown. Chaplain Brown
worked hard for the California
Wing and he fought hard all his
life. He kept this Wing's Chaplain
Program number one in the Na-
tion. I think his direct line to the
Man upstairs, along with the fme
work of the Safety Officers who
have served this Wing, managed
to keep us out of trouble. We
have not had a major incident
nor a single loss of life due to an
accident in the past three and a
half years.
Our current Chaplain has
picked up where Chaplain Brown
left off and we have been
blessed.
FINANCE:
Our two Finance Officers have
managed to keep us solvent, pro-
vided annual budgets that we
established, got our Finance Re-
ports in on time to Region and
National and administered a fuel
reimbursement system that is
unique in the Nation. That fuel
reimbursement system has cut
the time you get your fuel checks
back from as much as six months
to as little as two weeks. It is due,
in no small measure, to our Fuel
Reimbursement Officer. This
gentleman, and his staff, have
spent hundreds of hours for each
mission working to enter all the
data for each mission and ensure
that you get your money back
promptly.
ADMINISTRATION:
Administratively we have
managed to keep the CAWGM
II-I up to date, turn it into a
"subscription service", brought
many of the CA WG publications
up to date, dropped inappropri-
ate supplements, set administra-
tive standards, and submitted for
NEC approval a redesigned CAP
Form 27 which has been ten-
tatively approved. Standards for
unit stationery have been estab-
lished and enforced.
SENIOR TRAINING:
During my tenure, we have
had two Senior Training Officers.
They have assisted me in estab-
lishing new standards for the
training of Senior Members. We
have established a Commanders'
School which all new unit Com-
manders must attend within the
first six months of their com-
mand. The Commander' s School
has been reorganized and im-
proved. We have set standards
for the Level I Orientation
Course, how it should be taught,
its duration, and its content. The
training responsibility needs to
be returned to the group level
and we are working on that now.
OPERATIONS:
We now have a totally modern-
ized fleet of 24 aircraft and 3
gliders. We started out with over
35 aircraft that were old, ill
equipped, and just worn out. We
have tried to implement better
standards and training for our
pilots throughout the Wing. We
still have a lot of work to do.
Standardized equipment is being
installed on all aircraft with a
complete line of radio equipment
so that the crew can talk on all
frequencies needed on a search.
The processing of the paper-
work for aircraft maintenance
has been improved and it now
takes less time to pay for said
maintenance. This has kept us
flying!
The Scanner/Observer program
continued to improve during the
past three and a half years.
PUBUC AFFAIRS:
We have had some fine media
coverage on selected missions,
our CAPLOT program and other
areas of the CAP. Sadly, we have
all but lost a regular publication
of the Bear Facts. However, by
the time I will have stepped
down we should have the prob-
lem resolved and ready to re-
sume quarterly publication.
CADET PROGRAMS:
What can I say about our
young people in the Wing?
Nothing, except that we have the
finest young men and women in
the Nation! They are a fine ex-
ample of how to wear the Air
Force style uniform. Squadrons
from our Wing consistently make
the top positions in the National
(Continued ... )
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The following businesses are proud to salute the men and women who
make up our Civil Air Patrol by their lifesaving efforts.
Sierra View Public WE HELP SO OTHERS HI-MOUNTAIN
MAY LIVE.
Golf Course
12608 Avenue 264. VIsalia
RENTAL AND REPAIR
351 South MaIn
209-732-2078 BIshop 619-873-4924
Silver Lake Automotive
Star Route No.3, Box 14
June Lake 619·648· 7223
Jones Brothers Glass Co.
1050 S. 2nd
EI Centro 619-352-6428
BRITT'S DIESEL &
AUTOMOTIVE
ROUTE 4, BOX Lll
BISHOP 619-872-1883
Ray's Blackstone Tire Leading Edge Avionics Flowers by Fran
1201 N. Blackstone Ave. 913 E Street 1782 N. 10th Ave.
Fresno 209-233-1878
Rio Linda 916-992-1001 Hanford 209-584-0125
Horizons 4 Condominiums SIERRA CLEANERS
Abaris Training, Ltd.
p.o. Box 15 l3426 SIERRA WAY
Hands·On Training Advanced Composite
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Mammoth Lakes 619-934-6779 KERNVILLE 619-376-6515
Reno 702-348-6568
Hatfield Wood Products
1867 A Avenue
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1.548 TAVlIlN ROAD
MAMMOTH LAKES 619·934-6709
JViaranatha Drilling &
Pump Service
Route 4, Box 18C
Bishop 619·933·2390
Halco Trailer Sales
17332 Auction Yard Road
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CONSTRUCTION
OVERLAND POST
MAILING SERVICES
Cottonwood 916-527-8658
2612 S. Silvervale Dr.
Visalia 209-625-2241
340 HICKORY
RED BLUFF 916-529-2777
Century 21, Barrett Realtors
ROCHE OIL INC.
Jewelry by Torres
24200 San Fernando Road
1120 E. Paige Ave., TUlare 1537 W. Main
Newhall 805-259-3300
209-686-5837 209-686-6632 EI Centro 619·35::2.·3844-
George Hitt Equipment Rentals
1925 Alliance Road
Arcata 707-826-7343
Pacific Coast Timber
Harvesting, Inc.
p.o. Box 519
Willits 707-984-6308
BARCELOUX BROS.
AUTO SUPPLY
402 Walker
Orland 916-865-4457
Arctic Air Service, Inc.
180l-A North H Street
KIEfH NELSON
COMMERCIAL SPRAYING
13873 S. MADSEN AVE.
dempsey construction corp.
Highway 203 Minaret Rd.
Lompoc 805-735-3717 KINGSBURG 209·897·7858 Mammoth Lakes 619·934·6861
MERCURY NEON
3030 Essex St.
Eureka 707 -444-8993
AGNALDO'S
WELDING & REPAIR
13199 AVENUE 144
TIPTON 209-752-4254
Margaret Burkland
Boollieping & Income
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1109 Sierra, Big Bear City 714· 585·2206
GREG'S INDUSTRIAL
CONSTRUCTION
24432 TIMON LANE
Lawrence Tractor, Inc.
2529 East Main
Chico Flight Service
I I 0 Convair Bldg. I 339
NEWHALL 805·254· 3585 Visalia 209-734-7406 Chico 9 I 6·89 I ·4647
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HOSPITAL
Skydiving West
Parachute Center, Inc.
Mountain Valley
Recreational Vehicle Park
WEST 5th AVE.
ESPLANADE 916·891·7300
439 N. Santa Monica
Los Banos 209-826-3933
2355 Lyon Ave.
Hemet 714·925·5812
EASTER RENTS, INC.
830 W. Betteravla Rd.
Santa Marla 805-922-3529
COAST FLYERS, INC.
43001 Uttle River Airport Rd.
Little River 707-937-1224
FRIENDLY VALLEY
REAL ESTATE
26450 Friendly Valley Parkway
Newhall 805·251·1711
Horizon Travel
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109 E. Rid,ecrut Blvd. 8231 Doe Ave. Rt. #1, Box 47 A
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Wing Commander's Comments
(Continued .. .)
Cadet Competition. Each activi-
ty now has a project officer,
budget, operates on time and
within budget, and accomplishes
the goals set for each project.
Some time ago I set a goal for the
Senior people in Cadet Programs
to develop a Commander' s
School for Cadet Programs. It
was to be a 16 hour training pro-
gram for Seniors involved with
Cadets. They did it! At the same
time I asked for more Seniors to
participate in the Cadet Pro-
grams. They did it! I insisted that
the gliders in this Wing be bet-
ter utilized to teach cadets to fly.
They did it!
LEGAL:
The Wing Legal Officer has
done a fine job for us during my
tenure. We have the largest
"legal firm" in CAP. There is a
Legal Officer assigned to every
Group within the Wing. Our
Legal Department was instru-
mental in getting the Cadet Pro-
tection Program off the ground,
both here in California and at Na-
tional. Our legal department has
produced a definite procedure for
the Membership Boards at the
unit level. Last but not least, the
Legal Department has kept me
out of jail. Thank you!
THINGS TO BE DONE:
While we accomplished a lot in
almost four years, there are lot
of things that still need to be
done and I leave them as chal-
lenges to you and my successor.
We need to establish different
criteria for large and small Wings
for the CAPMAP scoring system.
Currently, there is no way that
a Wing as large as California will
ever be able to score in the top
10% in the Nation, given the cur-
rent scoring criteria. As far as I
know, this problem has been a
thorn in the side of every Califor-
nia Wing Commander since
the CAPMAP program was
established.
Membership retention needs to
be worked on. We need to recruit
and retain new quality members
- members willing to participate
in the program fully and
effectively.
We need to tell the CAP story
better. We need to get the local
community involved with us in
the things we do and let the
media know what we are doing.
We need to get different people
from industry involved in the
CAP. We need the grants and
donations they can give and
other resources at their disposal.
We need to get industry to spon-
sor and support the units in their
community.
Flight Clinics need to be im-
proved. The pilot, his experience,
training, and dedication to safe-
ty need to be constantly worked
on. That pilot is a very important
person. Not only does he have his
life on the line but he also has
other lives and property on the
line. We must keep them tuned
to a fine edge.
Relatively speaking, we have
very few Mission Coordinators,
and other mission base person-
nel. We cannot continue to burn
out the MC's that we do have.
We must train many more, will-
ing to work, devote the time to
learn and be available.
While we did increase Seniors
working in Cadet Programs, we
did not increase the Wing Cadet
Programs Staff. These people
have carried a heavy burden and
they need more help.
COMMUNICATIONS:
The Civil Air Patrol has the se-
cond largest radio network in the
United States and California
Wing is no small part of that net-
work. Our current strength in-
cludes 4 digital bulletin boards,
40 radio station repeaters, and
12 digital repeaters. We have
over 1000 members in the Wing
who have radio station licenses.
PERSONNEL:
In the personnel area, we have
improved the "quality" of the
promotions. Every promotion
over First Lieutenant has been
earned and fully justified. When
you see a member wearing the
new grade of Captain or above,
you can be assured that the in-
dividual has earned the rank and
has the knowledge of CAP you
would expect of a member of the
grade worn.
We have Chartered a California
State legislative Squadron in the
Sacramento area. It will function
like the National Legislative
Squadron. The Commander of
that Squadron is now busy re-
cruiting members from both
houses of the Legislature.
Sadly, we have lost some very
good and dedicated people at
Wing Headquarters, namely,
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Loren Brown,
Lt. Col. J. Edward Lynch, and Lt.
Col. Eugene Carnahan. We have
also lost several people in the
squadrons also during the past
three and a half years. I'm sure
you will remember them with
fondness and affection as I do.
If you look back over this arti-
cle you will note a lot of accom-
plishments. While it may seem
that I did them, I can assure you
that I was only the engineer; the
engine was the men and women
of the Headquarters Staff and
YOU! None of the things
(Continued ... J
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make up our Civil Air Patrol by their lifesaving efforts.
Midland Tractor Co.
WE HELP SO OTHERS
Western Piper Sales, Inc.
MAY LIVE.
1901 W. Cleveland
(209) 674-8757 Madera
4995 E. Anderson Ave.
(209) 252-2926 Fresno
Madera
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4130 D . AVIATION DR.
(209) 673-2688 Madera
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130 East Norris Rd.
(805) 393-5688 Bakersfield
ALVES SCHOOL
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5005 E. ANDERSON AVE.
(209) 251-3200 Fresno
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1521 Brantley
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954 E. Hanford-Armona Rd.
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4164 EAST OLIVE AVE.
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(916) 455-5511 or 455-2677
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Annual Awards Events & Retirement Banquet
Retiring Commander, Col. V.
Lee White, expressed apprecia-
tion to CAP members who sup-
ported Wing efforts during the
past three and a half years of his
regime at a special awards ban-
quet and retirement ceremony at
Alameda Naval Officers' Club on
April 14.
A few of the distinguished
guests present for the occasion
were: National Vice Commander,
Brig. Gen. Warren Barry; Pacific
Region Commander, Edwin
Lewis, Jr.; Wing Liaison Officer,
Lt . Col. Richard Fairing, USAF;
representing the 11 th Coast
Guard District, Capt. James R.
Ferguson; Director of the Coast
Guard Auxiliary, Cmdr. Mark E.
Charbonneau; State of California
ES representative, William M.
Medigovich; Pacific Region Vice
Commander, Col. John W. Lewis.
Donald R. Irwin, Chief, Califor-
nia ES, expressed, in a letter, his
high regard for CAP - and called
it the "California Air Force."
Lt. Col. Richard Fairing, USAF,
California Wing liaison officer,
presented the first California
Wing Annual Report to Col.
White - then to others at the
head table.
In appreciation, Col. White pre-
sented certificates and plaques to
many for their support during his
regime. He lauded the Coast
Guard presence and support. A
plaque was presented for Capt.
Paul Resnick and U.S. Coast
Guard personnel.
Commanders Commendation
(cc) were given to: the California
State ES office; Lt. Col. Frank
Burnham; Capt. Frederick K.
Alden; Lt. Col. Berry Freshwater;
Lt. Col. John M. Mihoevich; Maj .
Steve Ladas; 2d Lt. Joe T.
Hunter;
Maj. Catherine A. Murphy;
Maj. Gordon W. Odell, Jr.; Lt.
Mary G. Zerbe; Maj . Douglas B.
Anderson; Lt. Col. Calvin Morton;
Lt. Col. Paul C. Zimmerman; Maj.
Brant Miller; Maj. Fernando San-
chez; Maj. Robert J . Harris; Col.
Dale V. Graves; Lt. Jean White.
The Exceptional Service
Award: Lt. Col. Fred Nettle; Capt.
Jan S. Ostrat; Lt. Col. Ernest C.
Pearson; Maj. R. B. Fields; Maj.
Thomas F. Williams: Lt. Col.
Theodore Chavez; Lt . Col. Steve
Updike; Maj . Robert P. McIntyre.
A Cadet Program Certificate of
Appreciation was given to M/Sgt.
Mark Mendenhall, USAF liaison
office, for his support of Cadet
activities.
Meritorious Service Award: 1st
Lt. Lola M. Bartlett, Maj. Sydney
Wolfe, Lt. Col. Ray Peterson.
A 40 year certificate of ap-
preciation: Lt. Col. Manuel C.
Esulga.
Capt . Ishikata presented a
plaque of appreciation from the
Cadet staff to Col. White for his
support.
2nd Lt. bars were pinned on
Catherine Matheson. •
Wing Commander's
Comments
(Continued ... )
discussed could have been done
if it were not for you and your
dedicated service to the Civil Air
Patrol. For all your work and all
your long hours of sweat, I per-
sonally want to thank you. I have
enjoyed working with you and
for you. I wish Col. Ernest C.
Pearson well in his endeavors
and I hope that you will work as
hard for him as you have for me.
Lastly, I want to thank my
wife, Joan, and the rest of my
family and the employees of my
company for their extreme pa-
tience with me and with the Civil
Air Patrol. They have endured
my absence from home and work
and provided me with a great
deal of support. Had it not been
for that support, I would never
have been able to do this job.
Thank you one and all! •
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California
Wing Goals
• DEVELOP STRONG AND
ACTIVE SQUADRONS
• ACHIEVE ESTABLISHED
EMERGENCY SERVICES,
CADET PROGRAMS, AND
AERO EDUCATION GOALS
• STRENGTHEN CAP-MAP
POSITION
• ASSURE POSITIVE MEM-
BERSHIP GROWTH AND
RETENTION
• MAINTAIN SOUND FISCAL
MANAGEMENT
• DEVELOP A FUND RAISING
PROGRAM
• PROMOTE CAP'S COMMUN-
ITY IMAGE
• ASSURE MAXIMUM UTILIZA-
TION OF MIS RESOURCES.
READER'S CORNER:
TRAIL TO THE TOP
Col. Ernest C. Pearson, California Wing's new commander, joined
CAP as a cadet in 1952. He was a Senior from '54 to '64; became
inactive for a brief period and rejoined in 1975.
Pearson has been both Squadron and Group Commander; served
on both Wing and Region staffs. He has been Director of the Wing
Cadet program and won National recognition when serving as
Wing safety officer.
He organized the Wing Sailplane program in 1979; has served
as technical adviser for several TV films on CAP activity.
He is an Airline Transport Pilot; a Gold Seal Flight Instructor
with Airplane, Instrument and Glider ratings; an Advanced In-
strument Ground Instructor; an FAA Accident Prevention Coun-
cilor; a CAP Command Pilot; Chief Check Pilot; Mission Pilot and
Observer.
His 16 CAP decorations and awards include the Distinguished
Service medal and the Master Safety badge.
Pearson is a graduate of the National Staff College and the Pacific
Region Staff College. He has BS, BA and MBA degrees. He holds
a college teaching credential and has taught Dale Carnegie sales
courses. •
Jackie Cochran - An Autobiography
By Capt. Wyn Selwyn
This is one of those slick auto-
biographical treatments people
have done by professional
writers as they reach their
autumn years.
Cochran led a fabled life, rising
from a waif of dirt-poor step-
parents who followed the logging
camps of rural Florida to a Cin-
derella marriage to one of the
most powerful men in America.
She was undoubtedly the most
flamboyant and attractive
woman pilot during America's
golden age of aviation. Writer
Adela Rogers St. John said
Amelia Earhart "always looked
like Lindberg' s younger brother
... " but "Jackie Cochran was one
of the prettiest women I ever
saw."
The early years of breaking
away from the mill town poverty
of Florida and Alabama and
learning the cosmetic and beauty
shop trade presents a fascinating
narrative, but much of it is
sterilized by the writer's pen at
the behest of the central
character.
The peeks inside early West
Coast aviation circles are enter-
taining, but again, the writer
who pulls it all together ap-
parently doesn't know much
about flying airplanes. One part
talks of keeping the plane right-
side-up by referring to the
tachometer! Other parts work
better, like the near-zero takeoff
from Burbank in a quirky racing
plane and the subsequent
emergency landing in Kingman
when the engine fries itself.
There are a lot of famous
names in the book; names from
Lyndon Johnson and Clark Gable
to Howard Hughes. Hughes, the
billionaire, was always short of
cash, short to the point of bum-
ming dimes for phone calls and
"30 cents to buy some gas. "
The flying parts of the book are
the best. The real Jackie Coch-
rane comes through the
narrative and we begin to under-
stand just what an outstanding
pilot she was and some of the
major contributions this orphan
girl made to the aviation world.
She was one-of-a-kind and her
story deserves to be part of any
good aviation library. •
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We proudly salute
the outstanding efforts
o/the
California
Civil Air Patrol!
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