Volume 7, Issue 10

“Progress through Leadership”

October 2009

Arizona Wing’s Newest Squadron Dedicated Casa Grande Composite Squadron

In This Issue Commander’s Desk Chaplain’s Corner AZWG Staff Changes TCO Appointment Safety Tip IG Tip Communication Note Valley Verde Flt 205 Change of Command Aerospace Ed. News London Bridge Composite Sq. 501 Cadet News Promotions and Awards Upcoming Events 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10/11 12/13 14

The Casa Grande Composite Squadron was Dedicated on 1 October 2009 Ribbon Cutting (above: left to right) Casa Grande Airport Manager: Steven Hulland; Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu; Lt. Governor: Joseph Manuel, MBA, Gila River Indian Community; U.S. House Representative Ann Kirkpatrick's office: Tiffany King; and Casa Grande Mayor Robert "Bob" Jackson Right: Col John M. Eggen, AZWG Commander, presents new Squadron Commander, Lt Col Martha A. Farley with Charter Certificate from NHQ CAP

Office of Public Affairs
1Lt Rob Davidson Wing PAO Maj J. Brandon Masangcay Assistant Wing PAO WingTips Editor-in-Chief

WingTips is published monthly by the Arizona Wing · Civil Air Patrol, a private, charitable, benevolent corporation and Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of CAP or the U.S. Air Force. WingTips welcomes manuscripts and photographs; however, the Arizona Wing · Civil Air Patrol reserves the right to edit or condense materials submitted and to publish articles as content warrants and space permits. Please send all correspondence to WingTips Editor-in-Chief, Maj J. Brandon Masangcay, e-mail: wingtips@azwg.us

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Wing Commander’s Desk
Col John M. Eggen Arizona Wing

This past week has provided awful examples of why we all need to slow down while driving, give ourselves enough time to get to our destinations and talk to our kids about their responsibilities as drivers. Last week two teenaged boys, brothers, died when they drove their car under the side of a school bus. It has been estimated that their vehicle was traveling between 70– 90 miles per hour when it hit the bus. This tragedy occurred around 7:15 a.m. under perfectly sunny, clear conditions; and was, by any standard, totally avoidable. Later during the week, another teenaged driver, this time a girl, totaled her car when she plowed into the rear end of a school bus. Amazingly, neither she nor the driver of the bus was hurt. Today, a school district owned SUV being driven by a school district employee collided with a school bus in Peoria. At the time I heard the news, it was unknown whether the driver of the SUV would survive. Several times already this school year when I have been in an intersection waiting to make a left hand turn while driving a school bus, the driver behind me has gotten impatient because I had not turned fast enough. That driver has pulled out on the left side of the bus and turned left through the intersection apparently with no regard for the fact that he has endangered me, the students on the bus, the drivers in the cars in the oncoming traffic and himself. Does the little bit of extra time he has to wait in order for me to safely turn my bus really make that big of a difference in his life? If those two brothers had given themselves enough time to get to school and if the bus driver had been more aware, maybe those boys would be alive today. If the young lady who rear ended the school bus had been paying attention to her driving, maybe she would still have a car to drive. If the two Peoria drivers had been focusing on their driving and what was happening around them, maybe one of them wouldn’t be fighting for his life tonight. So, if you’ve already talked to your kids, talk to them again. Make sure they see you model good driving habits. Drive like you have 80 kids sitting behind you and it is your job to get them to school safely.

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Encourage your people
“These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority.” Titus 2:15 NIV

Leadership, a critical management skill, is the ability to motivate a group of people toward a common goal. These items will help you develop your skills as a leader. Being a leader is very different than being the boss. Especially for members new to CAP, a good leader must also be a good teacher. A good leader will teach his followers how to do what he wants them do so they will be able to accomplish tasks when encouraged to do so. Wally Bock teaches there are 5 Ps to being a good leader: Pay Attention to What’s Important Praise What You Want to Continue Punish What You Want to Stop Pay for the Results You Want Promote the People Who Deliver Those Results Exemplary leadership: It’s hard to lead others further than you’ve gone yourself, especially when you’re more concerned about their reaction than keeping the team on course. Does that mean setting yourself up as “the be-all and end-all?” No, but as a leader it’s impossible to please everybody. If you constantly need approval you’ll end up being controlled by those you’re supposed to lead. Paul recognized this, that’s why he told Timothy: “Teach…and encourage your people…correcting them when necessary. You have the authority to do this, so don’t let anyone…disregard what you say” (Titus 2:15 NLT). Insecure, inexperienced leaders agonize over decisions they suspect will cause unhappiness in the ranks. They feel responsible for other people’s emotional reaction. They fail to realize that when you’re doing what you should be doing and others don’t agree, that’s their problem, unless you allow it to become yours. A mature leader deals with disappointment and keeps a good attitude; he faces the music even when he doesn’t like the tune. Think, as a parent when you warn your children about putting their hand on a hot stove, it’s not your responsibility to make them enjoy hearing it, right? Hopefully, as they mature they’ll understand. But the truth is, some people won’t like hearing “no” regardless of how old they get! However, we all need to hear it from time to time, otherwise we’ll never be happy with anything other than getting our own way. All of which means – getting nowhere, or getting into trouble! God Bless!

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Arizona Wing Staff Changes
by Colonel John M. Eggen AZWG Commander

Due to the new duties given to Lt Col Charles “Chas” Buchanan as the Director of Operations of the Luke AFB BMG Range Col Buchanan has requested to step away from the Chief of Staff position with the Arizona Wing. Col Buchanan will remain as an advisor to me and the wing staff and will take on limited special projects when needed. Col Buchanan has done a outstanding job in his short tenure as Chief of Staff and has brought many outstanding ideas for structure, simplicity and continuity of the wing staff. Please join me in thanking Col Buchanan for his past, current and future contribution to the Arizona Wing. I am pleased and honored to announce that Lt Col Brian Ready has stepped forward and agreed to take over the reins of the Chief of Staff position for the Arizona Wing. Col Ready joined Civil Air Patrol in 1982 and through out the last 27 years has excelled at everything he has undertaken. He brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and outstanding management skills that will continue to move the wing forward and upward. Please join me in welcoming Col Ready as our new Chief of Staff for the Arizona Wing. Replacing Col Ready as Director of Operations will be Lt Col Layne Slapper, Col Slapper joined Civil Air Patrol in 1987. If a task has anything to do with Operations Col Slapper has done it and excelled at the task. He will continue moving the Operations Division forward to maintain our # 1 ranking. Please join me in welcoming Col Slapper to his new position of Director of Operations.

From the Professional Development Officer
Lt Col Robert King

For those who have not heard, we have a new Wing TCO. Major John Lindsey has accepted the position and responsibilities of the Wing TCO. I look forward to working with Major Lindsey. If anyone has any questions concerning any CAP/AU courses, please contact Major Lindsey. Any other questions on Professional Development, please contact me.

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Safety Tip
by Lt Col Daniel F. Myers
AZWG Safety Officer

October is Civil Air Patrol’s annual Operational Risk Management (ORM) month. Everyone in Civil Air Patrol will be briefed on basic ORM as the prime 15 minute safety briefing. Most of us have successfully completed the on-line ORM series, so we are reinforcing attitudes about this topic rather than introducing something new. Actually, we practice ORM in all phases of our lives from the time we wake-up in the morning until we go to sleep at night. Hazards such as “trip over” objects, shoes, brief cases, flight bags, back packs – etc, are identified and removed from our path of travel prior to going to bed so we don’t have an unpleasant encounter when the alarm clock rings. In other words, we mange the “trip over” risk by removing the hazard. Driving cars, flying airplanes, conducting cadet physical training or ground team activities are among may ventures where we in CAP practice ORM. Winter is around the corner and many Arizona locals experience windshield ice and or frost. The management component is removal of windshield ice and or frost prior to driving the vehicle. A more complex example is the weather hazard elements associated with flying. Surface winds pose a very distinct hazard. As all Form 5 pilots are aware, the C-182 has a max 90 degree crosswind component of 15 knots. All good pilots check the weather prior to each flight which, of course, includes surface winds current and forecasted whether local or cross-country. Sometimes, mother nature plays tricks and puts a joker in the deck. Unforecasted high surface winds pose a risk management dilemma which can be resolved by landing at a suitable airport with the proper wind/ runway configuration. (DVT vs. SDL or vice versa) Cadet physical training posses many hazards. One such hazard is the hidden grass covered gopher hole. (Twisted ankles) When conducting the timed run, best to manage this risk by using welllighted running tracks at a local high school. Dehydration is a hazard associated with many activities. As ground team leaders and or members, we manage this risk by requiring each team member to carry adequate water. Regardless of our profession, vocation or avocation, we are all risk mangers. Let’s use our talents wisely!

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Inspector General’s Tips
By Maj John Lindsey, Asst. AZWG IG
“HOW EFFECTIVE IS YOUR UNIT TESTING PROGRAM” As commanders and Staff Officers we need to take a look at our individual testing programs to insure that we comply with HQ Air University and HQ CAP directives. In visits to the field we have observed the following: Test Control Officer (TCO) NOT appointed by letter. Copy of letter NOT forwarded to Wing TCO. Testing NOT provided at least on a monthly basis. Units should have at least one other individual to administrator Tests in case the TCO is absent. In composite squadrons the other Test administrator normally comes from the “Cadet” side of the house. 5. 90 day inventories NOT being accomplished and kept for 2 years. 6. TCO’s NOT having a working knowledge of CAPR 50-4 “Test Administration and Security”. 7. Locks/Combinations NOT being changed annually or when there is a Commander/ TCO or Test Administrator Change. 8. Exam administered after expiration of enrollment: 9. Expiration for CAP courses is 12 months. A. 18 months for Squadron Officer School/Air Command Staff College. B. 24 months for Air War College. 10. “Record Of Final Examination” sent with AU A/4/6 tests from the Wing TCO not being filled out and returned to the Wing TCO so that Test Log entry can be closed out. If you have any questions please call 480-304-1947 or email tco@azwg.cap.gov . 1. 2. 3. 4.

Communications Notes
By Colonel Gilbert Day AZWG Communications / IT Director

Per National Headquarters use only geographical names for the VHF repeater you are operating on instead of the frequency designator. For example, "Red Rock 6 this is Red Rock 4 on Mt. Ord" is correct. "Red Rock 6 this is Red Rock 4 on R33" is not. You may still use the designators to request that a station meet you on a specific repeater such as "Red Rock 6 this is Red Rock 4 go to R33". Just don't use the designator for the repeater you are operating on.

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Physician / CAP Pilot Takes Command of Verde Valley Flight 205
Photos submitted by Maj (Dr.) Luis A. Camus

Lt Col Mike Sue (left) relinquishes command to Maj (Dr.) Luis A. Camus (right). Maj William Lynam, Group II Commander (center) officiates ceremony

Major (Dr.) Luis A. Camus Takes the Commander Oath of Office

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Aerospace Education News
Articles and Photos by Lt Col A. Peter Feltz AZWG Director of Aerospace Education

Top: AE material display with Julie Efros in background. Left: Some of the attendees at the symposium. Right: Phil Hubacek with his power point presentation

Arizona Wing Conference Aerospace Education Symposium The AE Symposium at the Arizona Wing Conference was well attended. The attendees received a packet containing a list of the Misson Requirements for Aerospace Education, the new CAPR 280-2, CAPP 215 (E), Aerospace Education Officers Handbook CAPP 15, and several documents for reporting. For those who still do not have a Continuity Book, this would be adequate as a starter. The AE attendees also received an outline of Capt Phil Hubacek's power point prevention which covered all aspects of the AE program. A round of applause followed the conclusion of the presentation indicating satisfaction of the presentation by the attendees.

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London Bridge Composite Squadron 501 Receives Donation
Article and Photo submitted by Maj George Molitor, LBCS 501

The Lake Havasu City Elks donated $100 to assist the local Civil Air Patrol Squadron with its “Adopt-A-Soldier” program. Pictured left to right: Maj George Molitor, Deputy Commander, Capt Joel Cosmano, DCC, and Leu Tidmarsh, Elks Chairperson

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Sky Harbor Composite Squadron 301 Cadets Give ANG “Planes of Fame” Presentation
Article and Photo by Sgt John Horne, SHCS 301/PAO

Sky Harbor Composite Squadron 301 is based at the Arizona Air National Guard Base at Sky Harbor International Airport. As a tribute to its hosts and as an aerospace education project cadets divided into teams to study each of the static displays of aircraft located on the base. Each team spent approximately a month researching the history, technical specifications and flight characteristics of each of the aircraft. On September 28, 2009 the teams made a presentation to the entire squadron on their selected aircraft. The aircraft and cadet teams were: - T-33 subsonic aircraft: C/SMSgt Blake Benard, C/Amn Andrea Eskew, C/AB Michael Koury. - F-84 subsonic aircraft: C/SSgt Jared Floyd, C/A1C Xavier Richmond, C/A1C Brandon Guerrero - F-86A transonic aircraft: C/MSgt Daniel Riley, C/SrA Justin Birnbaum, C/AB Robert Schwabe. - F-104 supersonic aircraft: C/CMSgt Chase Brant, C/A1C Marcus Hicks, C/Amn Marco Moreno. A subsonic aircraft flies below the speed of sound which is 761 miles per hour (661 knots) at sea level. A transonic aircraft flies near or at the speed of sound and a supersonic aircraft flies in excess of the speed of sound. The F-104 was the first fighter to achieve a MACH 2 speed. These four plane displays are located on the Arizona Air National Guard Base because they represent the primary planes used by the ANG during the period of the 1950s – 1970s. Pictured below is a F-86A Sabre used by the Arizona ANG during 1954 1957

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Santa Cruz Composite Squadron Hold Cadet Change of Command
Article and Photo submitted by Lt Col Bob Anderson, SCCS101

Squadron Commander Capt Stan Newhard (left), with outgoing Cadet Commander, C/1st Lt Russell Noon and the new Cadet Commander, C/SMSgt Alexa Solorio

On 23 September, C/SMSgt Alexa Solorio took the reins as Cadet Commander of the Santa Cruz County Composite Squadron from C/1st Lt Russell Noon, who had served as the Cadet Commander for the previous year. Both are graduating seniors at Nogales High School. Cadet Noon, who recently attended Cadet Officer School at Maxwell AFB, is pursuing an Academy appointment. Cadet Solorio attended the AF Space Command Familiarization Course and plans to study astrophysics. Several cadets also received awards during the evening. Cadets Russell Noon, Crystal Noon, and Edward Squire all received their Mitchell Award certificates. C/SSgt Victor Munoz received the Air Force Association Award from Col (ret) Bill Lafferty, a pilot who flew in the Berlin Airlift. C/SMSgt Solorio and C/1st Lt Noon received the Veterans of Foreign Wars NCO and Officer Awards from Maj (ret) George Biggs, a former Tuskegee Airman. C/ MSgt Isabella Valencia received the Air Force Sergeants Association Award, and C/MSgt Ferdane Mercanli received the Bronze Patrick Henry Award from the Military Order of the World Wars. The Patrick Henry Award recognized Cadet Mercanli’s achievements as the most outstanding first year cadet in the unit. We are all very proud of our young leaders and the honors they have earned. We wish them continued success in the coming year.

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Arizona Wing Promotions

Alexa Solorio, Sq. 101

Larry Nesbitt, Sq. 302

Daniel R Branson, Sq. 304 Stephen Fowler, Sq. 304

Elizabeth Mosely, Sq. 356 Justin Visoso, Sq. 356

Matthew Culley, Sq. 508

Tim Contreras, Sq. 508 David Matteson, Sq. 302

Anthony J. Costabile, Sq. 302

Joshua Henny, Sq. 356 Patrick Jacob, Sq. 356

Kameron A. Clark. Sq. 356 Irvin Salazar, Sq. 356 Jack Woodman, Sq. 356

Dustin K Weigele, Sq. 304

Lyle R. Hodge, Sq. 302 Taylor A. Miller, Sq. 302 Jesus Monzon, Sq. 508 Colin K. Skoog, Sq. 302

Jacqueline Shortridge, Sq. 302

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Arizona Wing Officer Awards

William “Les” Manser, Sq. 302 Loening Award Level III Marcy A. Krause-Wilberscheid, Sq. 302 Paul D. McIntosh, Sq. 302 Joshua M. Morrison, Sq. 302 Joshua M. Morrison, Sq. 302 Yeager Award


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Upcoming Events October 2009
1 Thursday Sq 304 [06:30 PM-09:30 PM] Squadron 304 Meeting 2 Friday 3 Saturday AZWG HQ [08:00 AM-05:00 PM] Sqn 209 (SUI) AZWG HQ [09:00 AM-11:30 AM] AZ Wing Staff meeting

4 Sunday

5 Monday

6 Tuesday Sq 305 [06:30-09:00] Sq. 305 Meeting

7 Wednesday

8 Thursday Sq 304 [06:30 PM-09:30 PM] Squadron 304 Meeting

9 Friday

10 Saturday

11 Sunday

12 Monday

13 Tuesday Sq 305 [06:30-09:00] Sq. 305 Meeting

14 Wednesday

15 Thursday AZWG HQ AZ Wing Safety Stand Down Day Sq 304 [06:30 PM-09:30 PM] Squadron 304 Meeting

16 Friday

17 Saturday AZWG HQ AZ Wing OPEX

18 Sunday

19 Monday

20 Tuesday Sq 305 [06:30-09:00] Sq. 305 Meeting

21 Wednesday

22 Thursday Sq 304 [06:30 PM-09:30 PM] Squadron 304 Meeting

23 Friday

24 Saturday AZWG HQ [07:30 AM-05:00 PM] SLS/CLC

25 Sunday

26 Monday

27 Tuesday Sq 305 [06:30-09:00] Sq. 305 Meeting

28 Wednesday

29 Thursday Sq 304 [06:30 PM-09:30 PM] Squadron 304 Meeting

30 Friday


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