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The Official Newsletter Of The Civil Air Patrol In Iowa



Iowa Wing Gets New Plane Iowa Wing Cadets Take First Flight

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Iowa Flies Its First Air 3 Defense Mission Iowa CAP Cadet Addresses Legislative Day Officers and Cadets Complete Emergency Services Training
Lt. Governor Sally Pedersen and David Miller, Administrator for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division review photo reconnaissance of the Iowa City Tornado damage.



Iowa Civil Air Patrol Academy Officers Graduate Wing Calendar Attention To Orders! Cadets Compete To Become Iowa Wing


The Iowa Wing also combined a ground and air response that included taking aerial damage assessment photographs, ferrying two top state officials and assisting the American Red Cross. Launching at sunrise a day after tornadoes struck in Iowa City in Johnson County and surrounding areas, a wing air crew flew above Iowa City and took hundreds of photographs of damage. The CAP members sent the photos to the state Emergency Operations Center through a radio link in the aircraft. As air crew members landed, they also uploaded photos for other members preparing a presentation at a state Emergency Operations Center briefing.

“The CAP Photo Interpretation presentation was the highlight of the meeting.” said Major Doug Jansen, Iowa Wing Director of Public Affairs. “All of the state’s agency liaisons saw the devastation in detail with explanations of just what had happened,” Meanwhile, Capt Kim Kirschman, an Iowa Wing pilot, flew Lt. Gov. Sally Pederson and David L. Miller, administrator of the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division, on flights between Ankeny and Iowa City. As CAP air crews combed the skies above Iowa, ground teams of the East Iowa Cadet Squadron from Cedar Rapids and the Fort Zumwalt Falcon Cadet Squadron of Missouri staffed shelters when the American Red Cross sought assistance.

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Iowa Wing Gets A New Plane
Iowa Civil Air Patrol took delivery of its first Cessna 182T Skylane (N776CP), equipped with the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit, from the Cessna manufacturing plant in Independence, Kansas on May 12. CAP Cessna 182T’s have been chosen to replace older aircraft in CAP's single-engine fleet. The Garmin system integrates the aircraft's primary flight, engine and sensor data and displays it on two full-color LCD screens in the cockpit. That gives the pilot greater situational awareness and makes him more effective, and safer, as we fly our CAP missions. The G1000 system includes fully-integrated navigational and communications equipment.

The Garmin G1000 eliminates many of the round dials and guages that are in older aircraft

The Aircraft has been assigned to the Cedar Rapids Senior Squadron. The Squadron Check Pilots who went to the FAA Industry Training Standards (FITS) at Cessna will now train other instructor pilots to help get 10 of our mission pilots qualified to fly the aircraft. Capt Frank Gutierrez and Capt Tom Schnell completed the FITS training and flew the aircraft home on May 13th. Later training will be dedicated to orienting mission observers and mission scanners who ill operate the aircraft on CAP Missions.

Iowa Wing’s New Cessna 182 Sits On The Ramp After Arriving From the Cessna Factory

This summer you can expect to see the Cessna 182T at many airshows and Fly-Ins across Iowa as we show the public our new capabilities.

Iowa Wing Cadets Take First Flights
Crystal clear spring skies and calm winds this spring have contributed to excellent flying conditions for Iowa Civil Air Patrol cadets. Many units have had the opportunity to get their cadets up for cadet orientation flights in the CAP Cessna Aircraft and the CAP Glider this spring. Our cadets are given these flights by experienced CAP pilots and the U.S. Air Force provides funding for these flights. These flights are designed to educate our cadets about the principles of flight and each flight builds upon the experience and training of the previous ones. As cadets progress through the CAP cadet program they can expect to fly and build their aerospace knowledge.

Cadet Kylere Paulsen (right) of the 78th Cadet Squadron prepares to fly for the first time in a

Cessna under the direction of CAP pilot 1st Lt Terry Kruse from the Cedar Rapids Senior Squadron.



Iowa Flies Its First Air Defense Mission
The Air Force is tasked with intercepting aircraft across the continental United States. This could include aircraft suspected of being hijacked, aircraft that are non-responsive to radio calls, or aircraft that veer off of their planned route without communication. The Air Force has to practice the skill of locating such aircraft, determining their condition, and making sure they land safely. Because of our agreements with the 1st Air Force, the Civil Air Patrol helps the Air Force practice this mission. The Civil Air Patrol generally has helped by providing the aircraft and crews to be “intercepted” by military aircraft and then acting out a scenario to help Air Force crews practice their procedures.
Crews Debrief At The 133rd Test Squadron In Fort Dodge. CAP Command Staff Monitored The Mission On Radar Provided By The Iowa Air National Guard.

In early May, Iowa CAP was tasked to perform such a mission for the first time. For this mission we established a command post at the Iowa Air National Guard’s 133rd Test Squadron in Fort Dodge. That unit has the unique capability to tie in to FAA Radar from around the country and monitor operations. CAP mission staff monitored our aircraft being intercepted. Our intercept aircrew followed a planned scenario, was intercepted by military aircraft, and landed uneventfully.

Iowa Cadet Addresses CAP Legislative Day
Cadet Major Rebekah Kepple of the 78th Cadet Squadron was one of only four CAP cadets chosen to address members of Congress during CAP's Legislative Day, March 2 in Washington D.C. Kepple attended the CAP It's mind boggling. I didn't Leadership Academy in Washhave the remotest idea this ington DC during the March would happen when I joined National Board meeting. She -- it's definitely a huge told members of Congress how honor," C/Maj Kepple the Civil Air Patrol changed her life, and the volunteer organization is worthy of their support. Cadet Major Kepple, 18, of Evansdale, Iowa, was Kansas Wing’s Cadet of the Year in 2005. She has been a CAP cadet for three years and attended the Cadet Officer School in Montgomery, Ala., in 2005. Kepple has been appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2010; she hopes to become an Air Force officer.
Cadet Major Rebekah Kepple

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Officers and Cadets Complete Emergency Services Training
For two weekends this spring 100 Iowa Wing officers and cadets deployed to Camp Dodge to prepare to help serve their communities during emergencies at the Emergency Services Academy. These officers and cadets chose a field of study to advance in; ground team, ground team leadership, mission scanner, mission pilot / observer, and mission support. The first weekend of this training was primarily classroom instruction to prepare the students for field operations and task demonstration. The second weekend the students returned for field operations. Ground teams maneuvered to locate search objectives, navigate over land, and perform various survival tasks. Aircrews flew multiple sorties to locate missing aircraft, missing people, and perform aerial photo reconnaissance. The mission support personnel directed aircraft, maintained aircraft, operated status boards, and provided communications between the base and teams in the field.

An ES Academy Ground Team Transport Their Instructor For Medical Treatment. The Orange Helmets, Affectionately Referred To As “Buckets” Made The Ground Teams More Visible And Protected Them.

The next session of the Emergency Services Academy will start in July 2006. Students can return to advance and new officers and cadets will come for initial training.

Iowa Civil Air Patrol Academy Officers Graduate
After 6 months of intensive training, nineteen new Iowa Officers completed their Iowa CAP Academy Training and were commissioned as CAP lieutenants. These new lieutenants completed Level 1 Orientation, the General Emergency Services Training, Basic and Advanced Communications User Training, the Squadron Leadership School, and are now ES Qualified in a specialty area. Several of them completed their CAP Form 5 check rides and are now CAP pilots. Several of them also completed received the Chuck Yeager Award for completing the CAP Aerospace Education Program. The next class of the Academy started in April with 14 new officer candidates. They will graduate in September and the next class after that will commence in November.
Officer Academy Students Pose For A Photo After Their Graduation Ceremony That Culminated Their 6 Months Of Training In April



May 2006
Schedule of Events
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MAY 2006 • 19– 21 Drill Weekend—Camp Dodge CPR / First Aid / AED New Pilot Orientation Advanced Comm User Training SAR / DR / HLS Exercise June 2006 3-4—Quad City Airshow—Davenport 10-11– FlyIowa 2006—Spencer 23-25 Drill Weekend—Camp Dodge Squadron Leadership School Corporate Learning Course July 2006 8—Air Force Observed Exercise—Davenport 8—CN Evaluation—Davenport 28-30—Drill Weekend – Camp Dodge Emergency Services Academy (Class) August 2006 25-27—Drill Weekend—Camp Dodge Emergency Services Academy (Field) September 2006 16—Burlington Airshow—Burlington 22-24 - Drill Weekend—Camp Dodge

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Attention To Orders! New Officers And Cadets
Officer Academy
SM Joanne Byriel SM Albert Campus SM Lee Carpenter SM Tim Clausen SM Ralph Cole SM Greg Francisco SM Doug Olmscheid SM Tim Ruhlow SM Nick Sponsler SM Jay Smith

Cadet Dakotah Antrim Cadet Luke Diaz Cadet Chad Fairchild Cadet Samantha Haut Cadet David Irving Cadet Chase Morrison Cadet Trey Petersen Cadet Sky Pogue Cadet Ryan Rice SM William Rubel Cadet Jacob Sachleben Cadet Eli Tisor

Cedar Rapids Senior
SM Deborah Allen

East Iowa
Cadet Garett Long Cadet Kylere Paulsen

Central Iowa
Cadet Craig Bergeson Cadet Charles Loucks SM Stephen Loucks SM Chris Masini

Des Moines Cadet
Cadet Zach Olmscheid

Dubuque Northwest Iowa
Cadet Christina Campbell Cadet Cayla Egesdal Cadet Christopher Roling SM Richard Sullivan

Cadet Cameron Bright Cadet Jordan Farrier Cadet Andrew Lamansky

Cadet Awards
Earhart Award
C/ Capt John Sullivan—IA078

Red Service Awards
2 Years
2Lt John Casey - IA002 2Lt Ana Dovalina - IA041 Cadet Samual Feehan - IA043 FO Heather Houg - IA078 1st Lt Bradley Oglesby - IA078 Cadet Briana Reeves - IA078 Capt Michelle Robnett - IA078 Cadet Jonathan Ross - IA078 Cadet Elizabeth Spoerl - IA043 Cadet Craig Woychik - IA078

10 Years
Maj Ron Scheitzach - IA043

Mitchell Award
C/2d Lt Matthew Kelly– IA001 C/2d Lt Kyle Kephart—IA078 C/2d Lt Elizabeth Spoerl—IA043

15 Years
Lt Col Douglas Tindal - IA092 Capt Karen Etherington - IA051 Lt Col Charles McDonald - IA002 1st Lt Robert Cummings - IA051

Wright Brothers Award
C/SSgt Craig Woychik—IA078 C/SSgt Sarah Trenkamp—IA043 C/SSgt Derek Zarn—IA041

25 Years
Lt Col Bruce Wright - IA041

5 Years
SFO Jeffrey Schwan - IA043 Cadet Danial Oldenburg - IA041 Maj Barbara Edmondson - IA001 Capt Michael Roe - IA092 Capt Richard See - IA092 Capt Leo Bertling - IA051 SM Brad Sisler - IA043 1st Lt Wayne Harrah - IA051 SM Matthew Chilcote - IA002 Cadet Lori Schieffer - IA092

30 Years
Lt Col Bob Rowe - IA041



Wing HQ
Steve Gara to Maj

Dubuque Composite
David Gudenkauf to 2d Lt Griffin Hamilton to 2d Lt Elizabeth Spoerl to C/2d Lt Sarah Trenkamp to C/SSgt

Burlington Composite
William Johnson to 2d Lt Koleen Starkey to 2d Lt

East Iowa Cadet Cedar Rapids Senior
Mark Lochausen to 2d Lt David Miles to Capt Thomas Glavan to C/A1C David Goddard to C/Amn James Goldman to C/A1c Heather Houg to FO Brandon Iben to C/A1C Kyle Kephart to C/2d Lt Jay Kepple to Capt Rebekah Kepple to C/Maj Ben Lundstrum to C/SrA Damian Miersen to C/A1C Ryan Muller to 1st Lt Brad Oglesby to 1st Lt Kylere Paulsen to C/Amn Tessa Poppe to C/Maj Renna Scott to 2d Lt Bill Seeley to 1st Lt Luke Serafin to C/A1C John Sullivan to C/Capt Kyle Weppler to C/MSgt Craig Woychik to C/SSgt

Central Iowa Composite
Lee McNair to 2d Lt

Des Moines Composite
Kevin Anderson to 2d Lt James Mort to 2d Lt Floyd Temeyer to 2d Lt

Davenport Composite
Mary Ferrin to 2d Lt Jon Sawyer to 1st Lt Derek Zarn to C/SSgt

Red Oak

Level Completions
Certificate of Proficiency
1st Lt Tom Boeckmann—IA051 Capt Dennis Dahl—IA007 SFO Krisdeena Eisenbacher—IA007 1st Lt Wayne Harrah—IA051 Capt David Miles—IA051 1st Lt Brad Oglesby—IA078 1st Lt Jon Sawyer—IA041 1st Lt Don Wood—IA002

Jim Grove to 1st Lt Trevor Henderson to 1st Lt Tony Shackelford to 2d Lt Denise Taylor to Capt Mitch Taylor to 1st Lt

NW Iowa Composite
Joe Brown to C/Amn Christina Campbell to C/Amn David Crimmins to 1st Lt James Currie to Capt Cody Dooley to C/Amn Kelsey Faiferlick to C/Amn Jon Kuhn to C/A1c Roland Newton to 2d Lt Norma Newton to 2d Lt Andrew Plagge to C/Amn Larry Vetter to 2d Lt

Grover Loening Award
SFO Jeff Schwan—IA043

Paul Garber Award
Maj Bill Mausser—IA043

Washington—Brinton Cadet
Julie Beenblossom to 2d Lt John Leedy to 2d Lt

Cadets Compete To Become Iowa Wing Color Guard
Cadets from the 78th Cadet Squadron and joint Northwest Iowa Composite / Des Moines Metro Cadet Squadron Color Guards competed to be named the Iowa Wing Color Guard. The Color Guard from the 78th was selected to represent Iowa Wing during the Wing Color Guard Competition held at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa on 18 March. The daylong competition featured various aspects of drill and ceremony, a rigid uniform inspection, and physical and written testing. The Iowa Wing color guard carried the Wing’s colors to Salina, Kansas, for the North Central Region Color Guard Competition on 29 April and competed against teams from across the region. The Iowa Wing Color Guard placed third at the regional competition. The winning team from the Region will in turn travel to Washington, D.C., to compete in the prestigious National Cadet Competition held 6-10 July, 2006.

Cadets of the 78th Cadet Squadron Color Guard Fold the US Flag

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