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March 2007

THE NEWSLETTER OF MAINE WING, CIVIL AIR PATROL, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY

Maine Wing Prepares for Annual Conference


Things have really come together for the April 20-21, 2007 Maine Wing Conference. We have arranged group rates
at two entirely different hotels; both of which are very close to our conference
facility. The two choices are the Colonial Inn and the other is the Eagles
Lodge. These two hotels are virtually across the street from each other and
only about a mile from the White Birches. Both hotels are holding at least 20
rooms for CAP personnel and prices are very similar for both. The Colonial
Inn has an indoor swimming pool (we have the OK to hold a "pool party espe-
cially for cadets) on Friday evening (20 April). However this is an older hotel
and is showing its age but the staff
The Colonial Inn seems to be friendly. Rooms are
$46.00 plus tax. The Colonial Inn
may be reached at 207-667-5548 or 888-667-5548 and be sure to mention
that you are looking for the Civil Air Patrol rate. The Eagle Lodge is newer
(and nicer) but doesn't have the indoor pool. Room costs at the Eagle Lodge
are based on two (2) person per room (these are NON SMOKING ROOMS)
and they have two different types of rooms: a room with two (2) double beds
is $42.00 plus tax and the other has two (2) queen sized beds for $47.00 plus
tax per night. Contact at 207-667-3311 or 888-667-3311 Again, you must ask
for the Civil Air Patrol rate when you call. Information on both of these hotels
is available online and the easiest way to locate them is to bring up either
Google or yahoo and click on "maps", bring up Ellsworth, Maine, type in either Eagles Lodge
hotel and the site will bring up a map and a description of the hotel. A few
more things have been firmed up. Col Hayden has informed us that BG Amy Courter, CAP NHQ Vice Commander,
will be our featured guest. We are gathering a list of things that should make this one of the best Maine Wing Confer-
ences ever. If anyone has any additional questions, please feel free to contact Maine Wing Headquarters or see
http://mewg.cap.gov/conf07info.htm for more details.
Conference Rates Conference forms have been sent
out to all members of Maine Wing in
regular mail. In case you have not received yours, the following prices apply
to each Officer and their guests.
Conference only ($30.00)
Banquet Only ($35.00)
Both ($65.00)
All registrations and checks must be received by April 14, 2007. Registrations
postmarked before April 1, 2007 may deduct $5.00 from the conference and/ White Birches Country Club
or banquet cost. Registrations received after April 14, 2007 will be charged an Ellsworth, Maine
additional $20.00. Members who checks are returned due to insufficient funds
will be charged an additional $25.00.
On the registration form members can choose their meal from Prime Rib, Baked Haddock, Baked Chicken or Vege-
tarian Lasagna

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Lt Col Lance Lobo It gives me great pleasure and pride to announce the completion and
graduation by Lt Col Lance Lobo from the US Air Force s senior profes-
Completes Air War College
sional school, the Air War College. This is a two year correspondence
course with multiple examinations and marks the highest professional training both for CAP and the US Air Force.
Following is an extract that puts Lt Col Lobo s achievement into perspective.
Air War College is the senior professional school of the US Air Force. It emphasizes the development of the knowledge, skills
and attributes required of all Air Force senior officers, with special focus on their application to large organization and institutional
leadership responsibilities. Upon completion of this program, the student is able to analyze and provide advice on national and
international security policy, with an emphasis on development and employment of aerospace power. It includes case studies
and extensive supplementary reading on military strategy, national and international security, and aerospace allocations for the
purpose of developing and employing aerospace power. The curriculum, in particular, focuses on the historical evolution of US
and foreign military strategy and doctrine; the nature of power and its role in the international system; changing threats to na-
tional and international security; and regional studies with an assessment of the effects of regional developments on US and
global security. Focus is also on the impact of science and technology on weapons systems and on national and international
security; the formulation and implementation of national defense and security; and the allocation and management of defense
resources. Graduate level credit allocation upon completion includes 6 semester hours in military history and strategy, 3 in re-
gional studies, 6 in defense resource management, and 12 in defense policy/national and international security (27 semester
hours total). The program is completed over a two year period and consists of three phases plus an elective course and a re-
search paper. Phase I: Future Conflict Studies; Strategy, Doctrine and Airpower; and Leadership and Ethics (Grade: Out-
standing). Phase II: International Security Studies. Phase III: Warfighting (Grade: Excellent). Elective: Leading Visionary Organi-
zations. Paper: Analysis of Operation Moked (Israeli air campaign on the first day of the Arab-Israeli Six Day War on 05 Jun
1967.)
Col (Chris) Hayden CAP, Commander, Maine Wing, Civil Air Patrol, US Air Force Auxiliary

Wing Promotion Marc Brunelle was recently promoted to


Major during a Maine Wing Staff Meeting.
Major Brunelle serves the Wing as the Director of Operations and a Flight Re-
lease Officer. Shown attaching his new rank is Wing Commander Col Chris Hay-
den and VC North Lt Col James Jordan. Congradulations Major Brunelle.

Maine Wing Over


Northeast Region Conference This year the Northeast Region Con-
Wing Commander ference will be held at West Point the
Col Chris Hayden United States Military Academy lo-
Vice Commander, North cated on the Hudson River in New York. The dates for this special event will
Lt Col James Jordan be August 3 - 5, 2007. Currently planned are the following:
- Cadet Ball at The Thayer Hotel on August 3rd (Friday evening)
Vice Commander, South - General Assembly will be held in the Eisenhower Hall (Saturday morning)
Maj Douglas Grosso
- Military campus tours after the General Assembly
Newsletter Editor - Banquet at the Officers Club (Saturday evening)
Maj Dennis Murray - Commander's Call for all Region Staff, Wing Commanders, and their desig-
nee (Sunday morning) Earlier registration will be necessary. West Point will
Headquarters
Maine Wing, Civil Air Patrol
require all attendees to be registered on their MSA list 90 days prior to the
PO Box 5006 event. CVS Col Dave Mull is working out all the details as to exactly what
Augusta Maine, 04332-5006 West Point's requisite will be for this process. Because of the MSA list, NER
will need to have a "drop-dead" date for registration. No exceptions; if you are
Editorial Office: 207/427-3421
Headquarters: 207/626-7830 not on the West Point's MSA list you will not be allowed on campus. The good
news is that CVS Col Dave Mull hard work will allow CAP to pay the military
The Maine Wing Over is an unofficial newsletter price for hotel accommodations and no taxes. The hotels have also agreed to
published quarterly in the interest of members of hold the price per room not per person providing us with extra beds at no
the Maine Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. Any opin-
ions either expressed or inferred by the writers charge (we believe up to 4 people per room). There will be another e-mail
herein are their own and are not to be considered coming out shortly which will give you the price break-down for the confer-
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Department of the Air Force.

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ence and more event details. AT THAT POINT, we will need your registration commitment on or before the "drop-
dead" date. Thank you for your support and everything you do for this great organization. This conference is oriented
towards cadets and family's. Look forward to seeing you at West Point!
Col Robert Diduch, NER CC

Capt P.J. Connors Wins Prize I am delighted to announce we have been granted a $2,500 prize through the
For Maine Wing efforts of Capt Paul Connors. As most of you know, Capt Connors is part of
the VISA International staff based in Portland, ME and just recently he sub-
mitted his name in the company s nationwide VISA Employee Volunteer of the Year competition. Of several hun-
dred applicants only 3 were selected and Capt. Connors was one of the 3. The prize is a grant of $2,500 awarded to
the organization the employee supports and of course company wide recognition for Capt Connors.
Having discussed this award with Capt Connors, we have decided to put award towards items that support our mis-
sion rather than just lose it in the general account. Capt Connors has suggested the purchase of 3 new digital
ELPER s. Please let us know if there are other suggestions.
Col (Chris) Hayden CAP
Commander

Successful Squadron
Leadership School
Another successful SLS was held 10-11 Feb at the 35th Squadron in Bangor.
Eleven members from the new to some who have been in CAP awhile at-
tended the weekend training. They were; Major Tom Goetz, Capt. Raymond
Albert, Capt. David Barbosa
Capt. Gerald Drake, 1Lt. Raymond Burby, 2Lt. Michael Kelle, 2Lt. Laura
Minoty, 2Lt. Scott Pusey, 2Lt. Mark Seitz, 2Lt. Jerry Smith, Officer Douglas
Photo by 1Lt Ray Burby Bennett, and Officer Peter Ouellette. The Squadron Leadership School is one
of the next steps in a members training after they complete Level I. The course also helps members to prepare for
their roles at their squadrons and is part of advancing in their CAP careers. Instruction in the role of Civil Air Patrol at
the squadron level in everything from Aerospace, Emergency Services, Cadet Programs, Effective Communications,
Professional Image to an introduction to who fills roles at the Wing, Region and National level and much more are
included in the curriculum set out by National Headquarters. The course covers many of the duties and operations at
the squadron level.
Instructors Col. Chris Hayden, Lt. Col. Linden Christie, Maj. Marc Brunelle, Maj. Wayne Merritt, Maj. Dennis Murray,
Maj. Ken Knightly, Maj. Merrie Knightly, Capt. Dan LeClair, Capt. Tim Look and 1Lt. Susan Hall did a wonderful job of
imparting the SLS information to the students. These courses would not be possible without those who volunteer their
time to assist in the growth of their fellow CAP members. Everyone should be willing to step up and help in the area
of instructing for the different schools and courses that CAP offers. The students definitely learned a great deal but it
is also a great experience for the instructors.
The next course in CAP progression will be the Corporate Learning Course covering operations at the Wing level and
above. The course will be held in the next few months so keep your eye out for information on list serve.
Maj. Merrie Knightly, 2007 SLS Director

I would like to congratulate the first class to attend the Maine Wing IG School,
IG School a Success Basic Course on Saturday 10 Feb 07, held at the 35th Squadron Headquarters.
While a small group, the class was well liked by all, and will be offered at least
annually within the Wing. Attendees were Major Doug Grosso, Major Dick Hunter and 1Lt Cathie Spaulding.
I would also like to thank LtCol Jordan & Major Hunter for providing the classroom space for us.
Kenneth S. Knightly, MAJ, CAP, Maine Wing IG

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On February 21, 2007 I had the distinct pleasure of presiding over the change
Bangor Brewer of command at the 35th Squadron HQ in Bangor. Under the watchful eyes of
Composite Squadron the cadets and officers of the squadron, Lt Col James Jordan handed com-
mand to Maj Richard Hunter. Lt Col Jordan has served as squadron com-
mander for seven years and in that time has seen the squadron through 2 HQ
location changes, build a strong and professional membership, hosted a considerable number of the Wing s major
events and built the incredible relationship we all enjoy with the Maine Wing Air National Guard 101st Refueling Wing.
I now look forward to working with Lt Col Jordan in his new position as the Maine Wing Vice-Commander (North).
Major Richard Hunter has been Lt Col Jordan s Deputy Commander for several years and as such will seamlessly
continue the great traditions of the 35th Squadron. I wish to thank Maj Hunter for accepting the position of squadron
commander and having known him for many years, I have full confidence in his abilities.
Col (Chris) Hayden CAP, Commander, Maine Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Wow! What a whirlwind this past quarter has been. On December 13th, at our annual Christmas party, the following
awards were given our: Outstanding first year cadet went to C/SAmn Amanda Rector, Cadet of the year went to C/
SAmn Keith Larby and the Customs and Courtesies award went to C/A1C
Brook Pacholski. Cadet Commander Parks announced that he would be
stepping down and that C/MSgt Anthony Griffin would be taking over as
cadet commander. Cadet Griffin was offered an opportunity to train with his
local fire department, and after some thought he accepted the offer from the
fire department and declined the position as cadet commander. Cadet Parks
has graciously agreed to stay on as cadet commander. On December 14th Lt
Col James Jordan, along with cadets Parks, Griffin and Pacholski partici-
pated in the Wreaths Across America wreath laying ceremony at the Vietnam
War Memorial in Bangor. The Bangor-Brewer Composite Squadron is very
pleased to announce that C/2Lt Jessica Hanson received her General Billy
Mitchell Award from Maj. Richard Hunter at a regular meeting with friends
and family present. The following also promoted: Michael Rhyne and Croft-
Greenwell to Airman 1st Class, Cadet Larby to Staff Sergeant and Cadet
Slininger to first lieutenant. Also to be recognized is C/A1C Croft-Greenwell
on attending Winter Encampment at Nellis AFB in Nevada. Maine was one of
C/2Lt Jessica Hanson with mom
seventeen states represented at this encampment. Congratulations to the
after receiving her General Billy
following officers on their achievements: Lt. Col. James Jordan- appointed
Mitchell Award.
Maine Wing Vice Commander (North), Maj. Richard Hunter- appointed Ban-
gor-Brewer Squadron Commander, Lt. Cathie Spaulding- appointed assistant Wing PAO, Lt. Susan Hall- Director
of Cadet Programs, effective September 2007 and Lt. Col. Lance Lobo on completing and graduating from the Air
War College. Amongst all of this the cadets did a fundraiser in December. The goal that they set for themselves was
to make a profit of $500.00. I am honored to report that they exceeded their goal by $60.00. Congratulations and
good luck to C/2Lt Alex Parks on his acceptance to the University of Maine in Farmington and to C/MSgt Anthony
Griffin on his enlistment to the United States Army Reserve.
We are very fortunate to have cadets and officers so motivated and dedicated. Great job to!!!
Lt. Cathie Spaulding, PAO

Sundown Composite The Sundown Squadron has been busy this school year with many Color
Guards. During February, the Color Guard served for the American Legion's
Squadron Four Chaplain's Ceremony and for the DARE graduation at Dirigo Middle
School. The DARE Color Guard was most interesting since most of the fifth
graders saluted when the "Present Arms" command was given. 2nd Lt Randy Autrey was promoted last week, cruis-
ing through the Officer Development program with breakneck speed! He also earned the Yeager Award within the
first few weeks of joining. Officer Christopher Bourgeois represented Sundown at Winter Survival and enjoyed the
training. On the eve of Valentine's Day cadets delivered plates of chocolate chip cookies to Rumford Hospital Emer-
gency Room, Medcare Ambulance, Rumford Police and Fire Departments. The cadets took turns introducing them-
selves and explained to each agency that we appreciate their service to the community. We are having an Open
House on March 20. We are hoping for a lot of prospective members.
1Lt Barbara Arsenault, Squadron Commander

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Machias Valley Civil Air Patrol Cadet Angie Sexton from East
Machias was recently promoted to the rank of
Composite Squadron Cadet Chief Master Sergeant. Sexton also
holds the position of Squadron Cadet First
Sergeant. Sexton first joined Cap in August 2002 when 11 year olds were allowed.
CAP shortly moved the requirement to 12 realizing that there was a lot required for
that age. Sexton also realized that and took a year leave of absence. Since then she
has attended many training sessions as both a student and instructor, visited Scot-
land as part of an exchange program and is now working on becoming a cadet offi-
cer.
Maj Jim Raymond

After our return from Arlington National


St Croix Cemetery the squadron seemed to
Composite Squadron quiet down for a couple of weeks. Then
we started the seventh year of enrolling
in the Aerospace Education Excellence
Program from National Headquarters. Lt Col James Greenlaw has started us
off on the right track for this year s award. With school activities taking a toll on
members, we have been down in attandance at the regular meetings. This
however has not dampened the spirits of those braving the cold to show up and
participate. Congradulations are in order for C/SSgt Kimberly Lane, C/A1C
Michael Muir and C/A1C Anthony Dileo on their well-earned promotions. Cadets Michael Muir, Kimberly
Congradulations are also in order for FO John Chambers who has enrolled in Lane and Anthony Dileo shown
the Air Force Reserve and for C/Maj Stephen Lincoln who has enrolled in the during Pinning ceremony.
Army National Guard Reserve. Both are seniors in Woodland High School, Bai-
leyville, Maine. Both will be off this summer for training and will return to home and pursue college degrees. Our
newsletter Sierra Charlie will be coming out soon to bring you all up-to-date. Thank you.
Maj Dennis Murray, Commander

No Reports for the following Squadrons

Cumberland County Waterville Augusta-Gardiner


Composite Squadron Composite Squadron Composite Squadron
(See Newsletter) (None Submitted) (See Newsletter)
County Composite Squadron Lewiston-Auburn Composite Downeast Patrol
(See Newsletter) (See Newsletter) (None Submitted)
Pinetree Senior Squadron
(None Submitted)
Squadron information can also be found on the Maine Wing Website under Public Relations/Squadron Newsletters
then click the squadron of your choice. The Wing Website is http://mewg.cap.gov
Maj Dennis Murray, MEWG, PAO

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Wreaths Across America Selects Civil Air Patrol to Spearhead National Project
Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. The Civil Air Patrol and Wreaths Across America held a press conference on Thurs-
day, March 1, at 3:00 p.m. at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., to kick off the 2007 Wreaths Across
America project, which will provide members of the public a first-ever op-
portunity to sponsor the placement of holiday wreaths on veterans graves
across the U.S. The wreath-laying ceremonies will be held on Dec. 15,
2007. Wreaths Across America began in 2006 as an off shoot of the Ar-
lington National Cemetery wreath project, which was started in 1992 with
the annual placement of 5,000 wreaths donated by Worcester Wreath Co.
of Harrington, Maine. The Wreaths Across America ceremonies were con-
ducted largely by CAP wings and squadrons with the help of veterans
organizations; private citizens; the Maine State Society of Washington,
D.C., which annually assists with the laying of wreaths at Arlington; and
the Patriot Guard Riders, an organization consisting of nearly 80,000 mo- Karen Worcester, Executive Director,
torcyclists whose primary mission is the attend the funeral of fallen heroes Wreaths Across America and Major
nationwide. In its first year, Wreaths Across America wreath-laying cere- General Antonio Pineda, CAP National
monies were held at more than 240 national and state veterans cemeter- Commander, sign an agreement to
ies across the country and in Puerto Rico. In addition to sponsored partner with WAA for 2007.
wreaths, 10,000 holiday wreaths for Arlington National Cemetery and
4,000 holiday wreaths for ceremonies in all 50 states plus off shore vet-
eran s cemeteries around the world will be donated by Worcester Wreath Co. in 2007. Our mission is to Remember
the fallen, Honor those who serve and Teach our children the value of freedom, said Karen Worcester, Wreaths
Across America executive director. Thousands of CAP members last year participated and helped us to do just that,
and this year s Wreaths Across America promises to take this worthwhile endeavor to even greater heights.
CAP is a proud partner with Wreaths Across America, said CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Antonio J.
Pineda. This project will provide citizens across the country the opportunity to join with CAP members in celebrating
the freedom we all enjoy by honoring those who made it possible -- our fallen heroes.

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. Col Chris Hayden, Maine Wing Commander of Cape Elizabeth, ME is one of
60 Civil Air Patrol region and wing commanders who contributed items to CAP s 65 anniversary time capsule during a
dedication ceremony held Friday, March 2, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.
The Maine Wing s contribution to the time capsule, September 2006 issue of Wing Over , is significant because it
represents our trip to Scotland and various other activities including the SPA Greenville Fly-In. The contributions to
time capsule will collectively capture the spirit of CAP s disaster relief, emergency services, homeland security, cadet
programs and aerospace education Missions for America. CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Antonio Pineda will
contribute a letter to the future, which will be read at the dedication.
The time capsule will remain on display at CAP National Headquarters, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., until its opening
in 65 years during the organization s Winter National Board meeting in 2072.
This time capsule dedication bridges the present with the future and will serve as a testament of to CAP s community
service in 2007 for generations to come, said Pineda. As we honor CAP s proud heritage of service this year, we
can t help but imagine what challenges and opportunities the next 65 years will hold for us as an organization and as
a nation.

As you know, achieving the GES Qualification is the most basic of ES quals
Emergency and is REQUIRED for participation in any CAP mission or ES training exer-
Services Missions cise. At a recent exercise there were several cadets in attendance without
their GES which is both unfair to them and to the IC Staff who are left to su-
pervise their activities. The same goes for new members who are there to observe only, this is not as valuable an
experience as you think and should be discouraged. Lastly, a reminder to all that when signing into a mission or exer-
cise everyone is required to present a current CAPF101 card and CAPF60. Both of these documents are required for
participation and I ask everyone s cooperation in having these documents.
Regards,
Maj Marc Brunelle, MEWG. Director of Operations

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12/21/06 I have just returned home from tracking another ELT! Major Saucier and I met at the Biddeford
airport and located a C170B pinging away inside a hangar. Unfortunately, the owner could not immediately
be reached, but I'm sure he'll call me by morning. It appeared to us that a mechanic performing an annual
inspection may have been careless in replacing the ELT with a fresh battery as the expired one was on the
floor of the plane. Mission is suspended until it can be silenced.
Capt M Brunelle, Director of Operations

02/24/07 As many of you know from the televised news the city of Lewiston began losing it's water supply without
explanation on Friday. By Saturday morning more than 6 million gallons were gone at a rate of 3,200 gallons per min-
ute. As MEWG DO I initiated a call at 1000L to the Androscoggin County EMA Director to offer a trained aircrew us-
ing SDIS to provide aerial recon of the river banks, pumping stations, and holding tanks. By 1400L I received a call to
task MEWG resources to assist. Just as we were to obtain a mission number through the NOC we were advised to
stand down as the problem was likely identified as a major leak running into the Androscoggin River. This type of mis-
sion is ideally suited to MEWG CAP and the leak likely could have been detected from the air much sooner. Despite
not flying the mission there was much gained in lessons learned to task us through MEMA. I am confident that the
skilled MEWG aircrews would have made a profound impression on MEMA as well as the city of Lewiston. This was
a good opportunity to show our readiness and there will be a next time.
Capt M Brunelle, Director of Operations

03/03/07 AFRCC called to open an ELT mission this afternoon in the Cutler area. Maine Wing was called last night
into the same area but the signal went negative before our crews could hunt it down. This time our aircrew spotted a
fishing boat in Bucks Harbor that had washed ashore from the storm. The owner was contacted; he was aware of the
situation with his boat and had contacted the Coast Guard. Apparently the Coast Guard didn t advise the owner to
silence the EPRIB; they couldn t hear it and assumed no one else could. Special thanks to all that answered the call
and spent a good part of their Saturday on this mission, Aircrews Ken Varian & Bob Hukki in CF1721, David Barbosa,
Wayne Kilcollins & Ray Burby in CF1725 and our ground crew of Jim Raymond, Karen Varian and Tim Look.
Donald Saucier, Maj. CAP, MEWG IC

2007 Wing Conference Aerospace Contest Announcement!


AEROSPACE EDUCATION INFORMATION (to be shared with aeo/cpo/officers/
cadets)
Units should have just received NHQ AE Newsletter plus AEX promotion info, Women his-
tory month special project.
WING CONFERENCE 21 APRIL ELLSWORTH, "Opportunity for cadets to earn cash for
unit cadet account!"
First Opportunity: Cadets prepare and bring to conference an Aviation/aerospace display
bulletin board Showing current aviation/aerospace issues. Suggested display would be
3'X5', or 4'X4', or table standup. Criteria for $25 award: Wing DAE must be inform of unit
Participation by 12 April 2007. At least two squadron s must display! NER/DAE will be judge
of best display. "BEST" will be informational & appealing
Second Opportunity: Each squadron brings and volunteers one or two cadets to partici-
pate in aviation/aerospace current news game earning cash for unit cadet program. Wing
DAE must be informed by 12 April of squadron's intent to participate WITH name of cadet
participants. Participating cadets will be asked general aviation/aerospace questions, first correct response gets to try
for cash, so squadrons should volunteer cadets with current aviation/aerospace knowledge. Cash awards planned:
$5 each correct answer, 20 questions planned!
Thanks,
Lt. Col. Lindon Christie, Jr. MEWG DAE

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Two New Vice Commanders Appointed
Members of Maine Wing:
I am delighted to announce the appointment of two new Wing Vice-Commanders: Maj Douglas Grosso and Lt Col
James Jordan. As our state is so large, equal to NH, VT, MA and CT combined, we decided to appoint a Wing Vice-
Commander for the northern squadrons and Wing Vice-Commander for the southern squadron. Therefore, Maj
Grosso is appointed the Maine Wing Vice-Commander (South) and Lt Col Jordan is appointed Vice-Commander
(North). As North and South Vice-Commanders both will be quasi Group Commanders with Lt Col Jordan covering
33rd, 35th, 38th, 75th and 76th Squadrons, and Maj Grosso covering 36th, 37th, 50th, 56th, 58th and 77th Squadron.
Please join me in welcoming Maj Grosso and Lt Col Jordan to their new positions on Wing staff.
Col (Chris) Hayden, Commander, Maine Wing, Civil Air Patrol

CISM Team Expansion


01/29/07 This week 6 new members joined the Critical Incident Stress Management Team by completing the two
day training at Hanscom AFB. Our MEWG team now consists of the following 10 members:
Capt Andrea Hayden, Maj Merrie Knightly, 1Lt Bruce Torrey, 1Lt Susan Hall, Capt Deborah Lipsky, 2Lt Margie
Decker, 1Lt Laura Minot, 1Lt Jerry Smith, 1Lt Shane Henning, and Col Chris Hayden.
Thank you to those new CISM members for showing your care for our highly professional and dedicated members.
Col (Chris) Hayden, Commander, Maine Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Nominations Requested
For Wing Awards On the Wing website there is now a link ("Wing Conference 2007") to confer-
ence info and an on-line awards nomination form. If you would prefer to not use
the computer on-line method, send in your nominations by mail and the text will be entered as given. All nominations
must be entered and/or received at Wing HQ no later than March 21st, 2007 to be considered. The link to the nomi-
nation form will be de-activated on that date. Please make your submissions sooner than later.
The categories of award are:
Eagle Award -the highest honor given in a calendar year, generally for multi-year service & accomplishments
Public Affairs Award - an award for member best serving as PAO in calendar year 2006 through publication and
promotion of CAP in your area.
Communicator Award - for service/accomplishments in the Communications field in calendar year 2006
Cantor Service Award - not tied to any specific CAP specialty but an acknowledgment of selfless dedication to ac-
complishing any or all the many tasks, large or small, needed to keep a unit functioning successfully. They might not
be the high scorer on your basketball team, but they know how to feed the ball.
Professional Development Award - for training and/or mentoring excellence in calendar year 2006
ES Award - for service/accomplishments in the Emergency Services arena in calendar year 2006
Safety Officer of the Year - for a member who exemplified the accomplished safety, encouragement and/or im-
provements in calendar year 2006
Senior Member of the Year - for the most active, well-rounded, dedicated CAP Member you know
Squadron Commander of the Year - sound off on what makes your commander so great (or even just okay)
Sustained Excellence Award - for that special member who's being doing the job (what seems like forever) but has-
n't let quality slip as a consequence over the last year.
Wing Staff Member of the Year - Is there someone who especially helped you out to learn and grow in CAP? Has
demonstrated to you a clear change (for the better) in the way his/her CAP duty is performed in calendar year 2006?
There are no specific criteria for the selection of the award winner other than the quality and amount of the endorse-
ment information that you supply. It's up to you to convince the awards committee through your remarks that the
nominee is the best candidate to select for the award. If the distinction between some of the award descriptions seem
gray to you (like they do to me), simply enter your nominee in the multiple categories that might be appropriate.
Thank you for all you do.
Wayne McKinney, Wing Administrator

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`(c) Inclusion in National Planning Activities- Pursuant to a memorandum of understanding or other agreement en-
tered into under subsection (a), the Secretary shall consider the Civil Air Patrol as an available resource for purposes
of national preparedness and response planning activities, including the National Response Plan.
`(d) Reimbursement- A memorandum of understanding or other agreement entered into under subsection (a) shall
include a provision addressing the manner in which the Department of Defense is to be reimbursed for costs associ-
ated with the use of Civil Air Patrol personnel or resources for homeland security purposes.'.
(b) Report- Not later than six months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security
and the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives
and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate a report on the status of any
memorandum of understanding or other agreement authorized under section 890A of the Homeland Security Act, as
added by subsection (a).
(c) Clerical Amendment- The table of contents in section 1(b) of such Act is amended by adding at the end of the
items relating to such subtitle the following:
`Sec. 890A. Civil Air Patrol support of homeland security missions.'.
Heather E. Hogg
Senior Professional Staff
Committee on Homeland Security -- Republican Staff
U.S. House of Representatives
(202) 226-8417

New Maine Wing Blog. Mike, Dale and Steve, Thank you all for your great support this weekend
preparing the old vehicles for transfer to DRMO. I know this wasn t the most
Coming Soon! pleasant of jobs, but as usual you three came through. So often, people like
yourselves work silently in the background to keep things moving for the rest of us, yet you go unnoticed and no one
is there to sing your song. About 6 months ago, Wayne McKinney revamped our Web site to include a Commander s
Blog. I have now found a real use for Blog. From now on everyone who does as you all did this weekend will have
their efforts recorded and recognized on the Blog. I believe this will encourage others to follow your example, while
retaining the value of the Listserve. Again, thank you.
Col (Chris) Hayden CAP, Commander, Maine Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Wreaths Across America


2006 Final Results
From Sea to Shining Sea including Puerto Rico would be how I would describe this year s first ever, Wreaths
Across America Project. We started out with a dream of the Worcester Family to hold ceremonies all across the
country that would Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve and Teach our children the value of freedom, be-
came a project that I will remember for the rest of my life. Our goal was to see that all 245 State and National Ceme-
teries and Major Memorials participated in this event. As it turns out we were unable to cover 10.20% of our goal but
Civil Air Patrol came through with 51.43% covered. After it became apparent that we needed help, the Patriot Guard
Riders stepped up to cover 23.67% and other groups which included Scouts, American Legion, VFW, DAV, DAR,
Sea Cadets, Active Duty Sailors, Blue Star Mothers and a host of other groups stepped in and covered 14.69%.
The local Lead Group took this very simple ceremony and turned it into something we all can be proud of. Currently,
we are collecting data and pictures from the lead groups which will be displayed on the website for all to see and re-
view. So far, we have reviewed information from lead groups that showed a simple ceremony to groups where a Fly
Over was held with Taps and Color Guards with full Honor guard participation. All of you amazed us with your ideas.
As we start to set up for the 2007 Wreaths Across America Project, we know that CAP will be a bigger part of this
year s project. The press that Civil Air Patrol received on this event was more than just nationwide, it was worldwide.
Many Cadet and Officer interviews were aired on TV and Radio Stations around the nation. Major Newspapers and
Magazines wrote about our project and how Civil Air Patrol was coordinating the project nationwide for the Worcester
Family. All in all, it was a good day for CAP. On behalf of the Worcester Family, Co-Director Maj Wayne Merritt and
myself, we thank you for your support and participation in this great project. We all look forward to working with you
again next year.
Maj Dennis W. Murray, Co-Director, Wreaths Across America

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Commander s Corner
Last week, while attending the National Winter Boards, all the Wing Commanders met
with their House and Senate representatives to brief them on the HR 1333, the Civil Air
Patrol Homeland Security Support Act of 2007. While Representative Michael Michaud
was unable to meet with me personally, I did later receive a text message from him stating that he
supports the bill and will co-sponsor it. Following is the bill text and as you will see Representative
Michaud kept his word. Representative Tom Allen is not listed, but he has assured me he supports
this bill.

H.R.1333
Civil Air Patrol Homeland Security Support Act of 2007. (Introduced in House)
HR 1333 IH
110th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1333
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary to enter into an agreement with the Secretary of
the Air Force to use Civil Air Patrol personnel and resources to support homeland security missions.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 6, 2007
Mr. DENT (for himself, Mrs. EMERSON, Mr. EHLERS, Mr. LAHOOD, Mr. REICHERT, Mr. GERLACH, Ms. GINNY
BROWN-WAITE of Florida, Mr. KIRK, Mr. PATRICK J. MURPHY of Pennsylvania, Ms. FOXX, Mr. MCCAUL of
Texas, Mr. ROGERS of Alabama, Mr. BARTLETT of Maryland, Mr. UPTON, Mr. HOLDEN, Mr. GRAVES, Mr.
PLATTS, Mr. KING of Iowa, Mr. RUPPERSBERGER, Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania, Mr. MICHAUD, Mr. ENGLISH of
Pennsylvania, Mr. MCCOTTER, Mr. TERRY, Mr. DUNCAN, Mr. SHUSTER, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. GOH-
MERT, Mr. RENZI, Mrs. BLACKBURN, Mr. SPRATT, Mr. SMITH of Nebraska, Mr. TOM DAVIS of Virginia, Mr. BOS-
WELL, and Mr. KING of New York) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland
Security, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently deter-
mined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee
concerned
A BILL
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary to enter into an agreement with the Secretary of
the Air Force to use Civil Air Patrol personnel and resources to support homeland security missions.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Civil Air Patrol Homeland Security Support Act of 2007.'
SEC. 2. CIVIL AIR PATROL SUPPORT OF HOMELAND SECURITY MISSIONS.
(a) In General- Subtitle H of title VIII of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 is amended by adding at the end the fol-
lowing new section:
`SEC. 890A. CIVIL AIR PATROL SUPPORT OF HOMELAND SECURITY MISSIONS.
`(a) In General- The Secretary shall seek to enter into memoranda of understanding or other agreements with the
Secretary of Defense to use Civil Air Patrol personnel and resources to support homeland security missions in accor-
dance with this section.
`(b) Use of Assets- Pursuant to a memorandum of understanding or other agreement entered into under subsection
(a), the Secretary may consider the use of Civil Air Patrol personnel and resources for--
`(1) providing aerial reconnaissance or communications capabilities to the Border Patrol to protect against illegal en-
try and trafficking in goods, currency, people, and other substances;
`(2) providing capabilities to respond to an act of terrorism, natural disaster, or other man-made event, by assisting in
damage assessment and situational awareness, conducting search and rescue operations, assisting in evacuations,
transporting time-sensitive medical or other materials; or
`(3) such other activities as the Secretary may determine in coordination with the Secretary of Defense.
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