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OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF MINNESOTA WING – CIVIL AIR PATROL MARCH 2001 WING LOGISTICS WEBSITE Maj. Todd Mandel, director of Wing Logistics, recently announced the “ arrival”of the newest addition to the MNWG Website. Logistics now has it’ own site, s where you can find: ? Driver's License listings - check members' CAP licenses ? FAQ - questions and answers about logistics ? Vehicle locator - what units have what kinds of vehicles ? Wing Supply - information about Wing Supply and a consolidated inventory ? Deadlines - Important deadlines for all unit LG's to know! ? ? Updates - important news on the Logistics front. Logistics hopes this site will be useful for you as you manage your unit logistics programs. Watch for more additions and features in the next few months at: http://www.mnwg.cap.gov/lg

2nd. Lt. Jeffrey Sliwinski, USAF, completed Air Force pilot training and received his wings on Feb. 16th. Lt. Sliwinski earned his Earhart as a cadet member of Valley and Viking Squadrons. His Fiancée', Jessica Jesmok pinned on his wings. Lt. Sliwinski's first assignment is the KC135 at McConnell AFB, KS.

WING CONFERENCE
Invitations to this year's conference were mailed to every member in late February. If you did not receive one you can download forms and info from the conference website: http://www.mnwg.cap.gov/xp/wgconf2001/index.htm Brigadier General James Bobick, CAP National Commander will be attending this year’ Conference. The s General will be the keynote speaker at the General Assembly and participate with us at the various events of the conference. This is the first time that the National Commander will attend a Minnesota Wing Conference. Over 160 members have already registered for the conference. Planners hope that the central location and reasonable lodging cost will result in a good turnout. If you have any questions you can e-mail Col. Dennis Rock: dennisrock@qwest.net
While attending the Winter National Board meeting in Washington DC, Col. Kevin Sliwinski and Col. Dale Hoium had an opportunity to meet with all of the Minnesota congressional representatives. Here they posed for a picture with Rep. Bill Luther.

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MARCH 2001 - Col. Dale Hoium As we begin this season of activity in the air and on the ground, let's take a moment to consider safety. As we plan and execute our missions, make sure all safety measures are in place. Look ahead and reduce the possibility of mishaps by proper planning and training.

Crow Wing: Eleven members of the Crow Wing Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol assisted the Brainerd Jaycees during their annual Ice Fishing Contest on January 20, 2001. This event drew over 13,000 people to Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake to participate for prizes totaling over $100,000. CAP members were assigned to secure the fishing area to insure no illegal activities occurred during the activity. The temperature read a chilly -10 F when the CAP members walked onto the ice at 8:00 a.m.; however, the day turned sunny and warm by the end of the contest at 4:00 p.m. Viking: On February 17, 2001, Benjamin J.U. Banwart, C/2nd Lt. with Viking Squadron, became the 2000 Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)/ Boy Scout of America (BSA) Eagle Scout Scholarship and Awards Program winner for Viking Council. Crow Wing: The squadron has temporarily altered meeting times due to a major Squadron building project currently underway. Cadets are meeting in one end of the building and the Seniors are meeting in the other end. The rest of the building has been gutted, insulated, wired, sheetrocked and is currently being taped and sanded. It is hoped that the remodeling will be completed within the next month and that joint meetings will resume soon. Flight Encampment: Cadet 1st Lt Aaron Scicluna has been selected as the Cadet Commander of the 2001 Minnesota Flight Academy. Aaron attended last year's Solo Encampment and is the Deputy Cadet Commander of the Valley Squadron. St. Croix: Lt. Col. Barney Uhlig visited St. Croix Composite Squadron to present Certificates of Appreciation to St. Croix Composite Squadron members for participation at the Military Expo. Uhlig made the presentation on behalf of the Department of the USAF Reserve Command 934th Airlift Wing International Airport Air Reserve Station. The Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding performance of duty in support of the 934th Airlift Wing during the Military Exposition 2000 held last August 20th was presented to Maj. David Kenan and Cadets: Nate Bliss, James Lauria, James Rivera, Benjamin Smith, John Valiukas, Lewis Dummer, Janna Fosterling, Lucinda Spreeman.

The change of command in Group One has taken place. Thank you Lt. Col. Larry Hynding for all the time and energy you put into your tour of duty. Welcome Major Randy Lipscy as the new Group One Commander. I am sure all our members in Group One will give you the support necessary to keep Group One going and growing. It is my intention to visit as many units as time will allow this year. Thus far the weather has not cooperated. The Wesota Commander and I have set up three different times and have been weathered out on each of them. At the flying units we will spend a little time and complete the 60-2 inspection. The main reason for a 60-2 inspection is not just because National mandates it. It is done to ensure our flying members and their families are protected. We all know that the legal and insurance communities run on paper. With that in mind, we want to spend the time to help our members. Please take a little time and review your pilot file, making sure it is up to date, with all the signatures in place. There have been a number of requests to have another no-notice Wing wide call out. The reason for the first was to evaluate our ability to respond. Well, I can't tell you if there will be one or not this year, however I am monitoring my radio a whole lot more.
March is Women's History Month....Wings Across America has an excellent web site with information on the WWII Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). from their web site home page.... During World War II, this select group of young women pilots became pioneers, heroes, and role models...They were the WASPs, the first women in history trained to fly American military aircraft. www.wasp-wwii.org/wasp/home.htm

PAGE 3 THE GOAL OF LEADERSHIP IS TO QUALIFY THE FOLLOWERS? - Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Don

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Mikitta Civil Air Patrol’ missions require well-trained profess sionals. To accomplish any of our missions demands precise training and repetitive practice. This qualifying of volunteer members benefits the whole team. Even for Cadet Programs to be successful the goal must be to qualify our cadets. There are two ways our cadets can be qualified. Either we can provide Senior leadership to do the training, or we can provide support to the Cadets to provide the training to their peers. It is very important that if we take the second track then we must develop a program that instills consistent standards. The standards are provided. CAP’ regulations are s the necessary parameters that shape a safe training program. This is why we are developing an integrated training program. The program has various levels. Each level builds on the training gained at the previous level. In providing this training in a uniform program we also benefit the local units, since the CAP regulation or standard are identified and the cadets are exposed to only one way or line. We have a unique opportunity to also better prepare the Seniors that work with the Cadets. Take the challenge of going to the Airman Training School, Encampment or Non Commissioned Officer School. These opportunities are offered at various times and will give you a chance to work side by side with cadets training cadets. We welcome you to come along side as we are… Aiming Higher to equip the Next Generation

EMERGENCY SERVICES ACTIVITIES JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2001
12 ELT SEARCH, USAF MISSION 01M0062 Grand Rapids Squadron tracked an ELT to Longville Airport, to a Cessna 172. The mission coordinators were Lt. Col. Bill Cleary and Lt. Col. James Johnson. A/C – 0.0 Hours 0 A/C Sorties 5 Personnel – 40 Hours 20 ELT SEARCH, USAF MISSION 01M0115 St. Croix Squadron assembled to search for SARSAT targets. The teams were sent home after the Nat’ Guard rel ported turning off an ELT in one of its helicopters and SARSAT went negative (x3) at both target sites. The mission coordinator was Lt. Col. Roger Brogren. A/C- 0.0 Hours 0 A/C Sorties 11 Personnel – 88 Hours 20 ELT SEARCH, USAF MISSION 01M109 North Hennepin Composite Squadron tracked an ELT signal by air and launched a ground team. When the ground team had the signal, the aircraft returned to base. The ELT was located and silenced in a hanger at Swanson Field. The mission coordinator was Major Joseph Volding. A/C- 1.5 Hours 1 A/C Sortie 5 Personnel – 40 Hours 3 GPS TRAINING MISSION NCRLRMN 01-008 Instructor was Major Stan Kegel. 5 ELT SEARCH, USAF MISSION 01M0214 Valley Cadet Squadron and 130th Composite Squadron personnel tracked an ELT to a home in Burnsville MN. The ELT was turned off by the owner. The mission coordinator was Major Stan Kegel. A/C – 0.0 Hours 0 A/C Sorties 5 Personnel- 40 Hours 5 ELT SEARCH, USAF MISSION 01M0221 St. Croix Squadron tracked an ELT to an FBO at Lake Elmo Airport. The mission was suspended for a few hours after the FBO owner refused to come out until morning. The ELT was silenced by the owner at approximately 7am local time. The mission coordinator was Major Stan Kegel. A/C – 0.0 Hours 0 A/C Sorties 5 Personnel – 40 Hours 9 SAR MGT COURSE, MISSION NCLRMN01-010 Instructor was Major Stan Kegel. 11 ELT SEARCH, USAF MISSION 01M0247 Northwest Minnesota Composite Squadron working in coordination with local law enforcement, tracked an ELT to an airplane at Crookston Airport. A/C- 0.0 Hours 0 A/C Sorties 3 People-24 Hours 28 MISSING AIRCRAFT SEARCH, USAF MISSION 01M0351 South Dakota Wing requested Minnesota Wing assistance to search for a missing aircraft. Mission base was at Winner.

PROMOTIONS
2nd Lt. Lynn Soucie, Cass County 2nd Lt. Terry Eggan, Viking 1st Lt. Colleen Rivard, St. Croix Capt. Jack Dahlquist, St. Croix Capt. Richard Emery, St. Croix Capt. Bill Lines, St. Croix Capt. David Dixen, St. Croix Maj. Paul Prior, St. Croix Maj. Steven Miller, Wing HQs C/2nd Lt. Ben Banwart, Viking

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M INNESOTA WING CALENDAR
A PRIL
2 7 7-8 8 13 15 20-22 22 23-26 28 30 SUN SAT SAT-SUN SUN FRI SUN FRI-SUN SUN MON-THU SAT MON 0200 DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME MINNESOTA INCIDENT MGT TRNG WING SAR, MANKATO PASSOVER GOOD FRIDAY EASTER WING CONFERENCE WING COMMANDERS CALL NCR CHAPLAIN SERVICE COLLEGE, OMAHA NE SD WING CONFERENCE, SPEARFISH, SD WING HQS 5TH MON TRNG

MINNESOTA WING EMERGENCY SERVICES YEAR TO DATE STATISTICAL SUMMARY These ES statistics are current as of 28 February 2001
USAF-Assigned Reimbursable Missions for 2001: Total Missions 7 Non-distress ELT/EPIRB Finds 5 Total Finds 5 Total Saves 0 Total Aircraft Hours 55.9 Total Aircraft Sorties 1+ Total Personnel Hours 232 MINNESOTA WING-Assigned Missions for 2000: Total Missions 0 Non-distress ELT/EPIRB Finds 0 Total Aircraft Hours 0 Total Aircraft Sorties 0 Total Personnel Hours 0 CAP-Assigned Training Missions: (FY-01): Total Missions 2 911T Missions 0 Total Aircraft Hours 0 Total Aircraft Sorties 0 Total Person Hours 0

MAY
3 4-6 5-6 13 18-20 19 29 30 31 THU FRI-SUN SAT-SUN SUN FRI-SUN SAT MON WED THU ES SAR, ST. CLOUD AIRPORT ES MISSION CHECK PILOT COURSE NATIONAL CHECK PILOT SEMINAR MOTHER’ DAY S WING SAR, GROUP 2 AREA ARMED FORCES DAY MEMORIAL DAY – DRIVE & FLY SAFE! FLIGHT CLINIC, WORTHINGTON AIRPORT FLIGHT CLINIC, PIPESTONE AIRPORT

JUNE
1 2 4 5 7 8-10 11 12 13 ALL SAT MON TUE THU FRI-SUN MON TUE WED CAP/COAST GUARD AUX. JNT. TRNG (UNTIL 31 AUG) FLIGHT CLINIC, WING HQ FLIGHT CLINIC, WILLMAR AIRPORT FLIGHT CLINIC, HUTCHINSON AIRPORT FLIGHT CLINIC, MANKATO AIRPORT WING GROUND TEAM SAR, GROUP 3 AREA FLIGHT CLINIC, DULUTH AIRPORT FLIGHT CLINIC, GRAND RAPIDS AIRPORT FLIGHT CLINIC, WALKER AIRPORT

JULY
1 4 13-15 SUN NCR SLS, CAMP RAPID, RAPID CITY SD TUE INDEPENDENCE DAY FRI-SUN WING SAR/DR, GROUP 1 AREA

Civil Air Patrol will be 60 years old this year! Watch for news on our Diamond Anniversary Celebration.

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Wing Commander: Col. Dale Hoium Wingtips Editor: 1st. Lt. Mary Johnson
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