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CLEAN SWEEP
By Cadets Terrell Thurston, Mark Griffith and Sean Kidwell
In a repeat of last year's vi tory the Cadets of Jon E. Kram r Composite Squadron 10 (Palo Alto) won this year's an Francis 0 Bay Group Two Cadet Competition. Drill 1i am Commander Houston Hickenbottom took this team to Group Headquarters at Coyote Point and won the day. Arriving at the competition, some a little n rvous with this being their first competition, the team nonetheles began the day's work with outstanding appearance and discipline. First on the agenda was a personnel inspection and th drill competition. Squadron 10 was declared the winner of thi phase of competition and gave a demonstration of innovative drill which astoni hed everyone present. Becoming more motivated and confident, the team went on LOwin th n xt phase of the competition - the aerospace-leadership written rest, which all concerned felt was the toughest test on the subje .they had ever seen. Winner of thi phase is decided by averaging th cores. It i interesting to note that th team was one person short and had one lessscore to av rage. The next phase of the competition was physical fitness. Th voll yball tournament wa close but the star- tudded line-up of an Kidwell, Houston Hickenbottom, Reed Johnston, Mike Cook, P t r Temesvary, Mark Griffith, Donald Griffith and Terrell Thurston were onc again victori us. Th last event of the day was the ever-popular mil run. nc again. th team average decided the winner was Squadron 1 . In individual judging on per onal appearan e, a ademic excell n e and athletic ability, Squadron 10' Cadet 2nd u. Peter Temesvary wa ho nth omp tition's Outstanding Cadet - also for a e ond on ecutiv win. In a motivating, exhilarating, exhausting competition the cadets made a clean sweep of every event in the day-long competition. Judges for the day were U.s. Air Force Reservists assigned duty as Program Assistance Officers to the Civil Air Patrol. From the senior m mbers and your fellow cad ts, ongratulations, team, on a job well done - again! 0

Basic Course
By CMSgf. Kevin C. Mayne
When I drove through the gates of Vandenberg AFB I didn't know what to expect. I just knew that it was going to be one of the busiest, workfilled w eks of my life. If you ask anyone of the COBC graduates what to expect over the week, they will usually give you an answer like, "Oh, you'll have lots of fun." Well, that's great - it sure tells me a lot! One of the traditions of CaBC is the secrecy. By the end of.the week, you have developed a real sense of pride and camaraderie. You feel that you've accomplished something and that oth r people should go through the cour e. The week started fast and continued at the same pace. You were r pon ible for your own actions and had no one watching over you. You gOI your assignments in on time by yourself and did everything on your own. Being left alone for a week really develops responsibility and self discipline. Those are just a few of the things that stay with you for a long time. I mu t say that COSC has easily been the best experience of my life. I learned a world full of information that you wouldn't find anywhere else for the price. Basically the experien e left me speechless and it is difficult to explain on paper. I do have one piece of advice. If any of you cadets haven't gone to COSC, make it a point to go sometime in your cadet career. You won't forget the experience. Oh, and one more thing. "You'll have lots of fun." 0

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COMMAND COMMENT

By Col. Donald M. Biondich, CAP - California Wing Commander
our administrative/logistic requirements. Proficiency flying has the lowest priority. Hq. CAP, through its Amarillo Supply Depot, provides replacement parts including major components and engines at 25 to 50 percent off commercial prices. The tate of California appropriates funds for major maintenance. These funds are placed in a reserve account equally distributed betw en the approximately 30 orporate aircraft. The maintenance allowance provided by the Air Force when the aircraft are operated on authorized ESmissions is also reserved by Wing Headquarters for the purpose of additional maintenance. And. of course, the contribution made by pilots who use the aircraft for proficiency goes into the unit maintenance fund where it is available for minor maintenance and the purchase of special equipment or accessories. I think we all understand how this works. What some members, including some commanders, do not seem to understand is the fact the system is geared to give and take - not just take! The individual member/pilot makes a commitment to support the missions of the USAF Auxiliary. NonES-rated pilots commit themselves to support administrative/logistic airlift requirements. Cadet Orientation pilots commit themselves to fly cadets. E5-rated pilots commit themselves to support ESmissions in their local areas and in nearby areas as well as in the most remote areas of California to the be t of their ability. The commander who assumes the responsibility for operation/rnainte-

ince '1947, the U.s. Air Force has assisted its auxiliary in obtaining the types of fixed wing aircraft necessary for it to perform its role in air search and rescue. Early on, these aircraft were liaison and battlefield reconnaissance types surplus to the needs of the military ervices. When the sources of these aircraft ran out, Hq. CAP/USAF helpd the Civil Air Patrol acquire, at a ost it could bear, contemporary general aviation aircraft. These aircraft - known as "corporate aircraft" - are the property of the auxiliary. They are operated exclu ively by qualified Civil Air Patrol pilots and, although they are available to these pilots for maintenance of proficiency, their first and primary role is to support our Emergency Services mission, including the training necessary to perform that mission. Secondly, they are intended to be used to provide orientation flights for Civil Air Patrol cadets and to support

nance of a corporate aircraft also makes several commitments. He/she will insure that the aircraft is operated only by authorized personnel; that it is maintained in an airworthy condition; that it is operated in accordance with all CAP and FAA regulations and that the aircraft will, at all times, be available and deployed in support of our primary flying mission - ES. Herein lies what appears may become a problem. On a recent mission in Northern California, corporate aircraft were not present in Significant numbers even after the Air Force requested a maximum effort for the final weekend of the search and even after the Mission Control Officer personally called each group commander requesting his assistan e. Obviously, group and squadron ommander were not successful in getting ES-rated pilots and observers who wer checked out and qualified in the corporate aircraft. The most frequent ex use, I have been informed, was that "it is too far to go." Try telling that to the person we are looking for. An individual member/ pilot can justify not flying his personal aircraft or a rented one the length of th state, although many do 50 regularly. BUl, we cannot accept su h an excuse in the case of corporate aircraft. Where a unit commander has responsibility for a corporate aircraft and where he/she does not have sufficient ES-rated pilots so that at any given time at least one is available to se that the orporate aircraft is deployed on a mission in progress, any where in the state, I suggest that commander begin aggressively recruiting additional pilots and getting them ES-rated. Our unique situation - that of socalled volunteer civilians charged with performing an active, on-going USAF mission - does provide a most difficult challenge. Nevertheless, the challenge is there before us. Either we must provide the reources - both equipment and peronnel - to meet that challenge or we must tell the Air Force and the tate of California we can't cut the mustard. 0 3

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Three pilots from Squadron 150 participated (as private citizens) in a mission of mercy into Mexico this summer. Jack Moralee, Edwin Udwin and AI Bruthsche joined a group of "Christian Wings" pilots ferrying doctors and nurses to small towns south of the border where they conduct one-day clinics. The Southern California CAP pilots carried nurses and helpers from Redlands, Calif., and Tucson, Ariz., to EI Fuerte. Picking up their passengers in Redlands, the California pilots joined the group at Guymas for an overnight stay before proceeding to their destination. Bruthsche reported the lobster "was a bargain at 1,400 pesos and that aviation fuel was just $1 a gallon. In l00-degree temperatures, the pilots checked out the local shops at EI Fuerto which, although it boasts a 4,500-foot, paved runway, has little else. When the medical personnel completed their work, the group returned to Guymas where it spent the night before returning to the U.s. Passing on advice to U.S. pilots who might want to venture into Mexico, Bruthsche says: "This trip was fun and it accomplished some good. But, you have to know what you are doing. The Mexican government requires a written flight plan for all flying and the aircraft must be on the ground by 6 P.M. daily. "If you are going to Mexico, have all your credentials, including proof of birth, and have all your aircraft papers in order. Your U.s. insurance usually is not valid. Although Mexico does not by law require insurance, it is important to have Mexican insurance. "File a round-robin flight plan with an FAA Flight Service Station before going into Mexico and stop at Customs both entering and leaving Mexico. Don't try to rush them." Bruthsche also advises that it isbetter to exchange money at the border for a "better rate." 0
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Editorial ...
Time to take a look inside ourselves. How often do we make a commitment to ourselves and break itt How often do we make commitments to others and break them with excuses/ How many times have we said, "I can't" when we really meant "I don't want to?" But, you say, there are reasons. What if we told you that the five leading causes of death in America today are caused by stress - and stress can be greatly reduced by facing up to the truth about ourselves and by "playing straight out" with others. Impossible you say? Not at all. We recently attended a five-day course entitled 'Managing for Effectiveness" at which we learned just that. "The only real value you have," commented Dr. Gregory May, a psychologist at the University of California, Davis, "is your word." Hard to realize how often we break our word to ourselves. How, then can we keep commitments to others when we can't even keep them to ourselves? Making commitments to yourself and keeping them is much easier when you become conscious of your psychological defenses. Do any of these words sound familiar? I don't want to ... Later ... 1 can't. .. 1 won't ... You can't make me ... I don't know how to. You are hearing the voices in your mind that are preventing you from keeping your personal commitments and your commitments to others. When you are in charge of your own mind and make a commitment to do something, there is no more "I'll try to" or "I'll do my best" ... no more letting yourself off the hook. It is simply I wJ11 accomplish this task by a certain date starting at a certain time. We admit it takes practice, but it does work. According to Dr. May, not meeting our commitments to ourselves causes inner conflict which causes stress and is literally killing us. Here's one way that works. Think of a problem and make a commitment. "I will complete this project by Friday beginning tonight." Then ask yourself, will it work and what might I do to screw up my commitment. Consider all possibilities; i.e., the power might go off, you might lose your pencil, run out of paper, etc. Then consider what you could do to prevent that happening. Ask yourself again what your commitment is. Do you think it will now work? Is there anything else that might prevent you from fulfilling your commitment? Then ask yourself, "Is that myword?" If you can answer yes and be willing to bet something of value on it, you are ready to begin. (It helps to practice this in pairs and if your partner is willing to bet his car on your word, you've got it!) The first thing you'll notice is that the psychological barriers now start to enter your mind ... "Well, I didn't really mean by this Friday - what I meant was ... ; maybe a simpler project would be better to start, that looks tough; oh, I forgot I was going bowling tonight ... " DON'T YOU LETYOURSELFOFF THE HOOK. REMEMBER YOUR COMMITMENT TO YOURSELF.DON'T ALLOW A BARRIERTHOUGHT TO STOP YOU. So ... you blew it. What happens next? Ask yourself these questions: "What commitment did I break ... What happened ... What corrections can I take to see that it doesn't happen again ... Is there any other way I might screw it up again ... will this work ... do I have my word?" Sounds simple but the process does work. Why not try it and see how you can reduce stressin your life and become a more effective and productive Cal Wing member. 0

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Thermal, Calif. - Air Fore Auxiliary members mostly from southern California, ombined th ir search and res ue kill to walk away with an impressive score of "outstanding" at thi year's Air Force-evaluated SAR exercise staged from this desert airfield. enior Air For e observ rs were on hand to gaug the eHectiveness of California's training program in search and rescue, as well as to determine how well the lessons learned were being applied. The ex rcis centered around the simulated disappearance of a student pilot on a solo cros country flight from Bull Head City, Arizona to San Diego. In addition to this, the participants were subjected to unexpected developments uch as the crash of a military jet in the search area, and a call from th local sheriff for assistance in locating a lost elderly couple in the desert. All this to add variety to the test. When the results were finally tallied, some 123 emergency services personnel had participated, 44 airraft (seven of these corporate) had flown 94 sorties, spending some 1 4 hours searching assigned grids assisted by ground team 1 in fourwheel drive vehicles. Besides the Air Force valuation teams, members of the San Bernardino and Riverside County Sheriff's aero squadron were on hand to lend their expertise. What makes this outstanding score especially good, according to Lt. Col. Betty Decker is the fact that "ninety percent of the base personnel were trainees." She continued by saying that "this speaks well of the training California Wing provides."

Decker add d, "th people here this weekend work d hard and they earned every bit of this." Onef those trainees was the mision coordinator for the exercise, Maj. Rick Gale who also is deputy commander for inland Empire Group '18, head quart r d in San Bernardino. Gale' performance and that of his staff did not go without notice from the senior Air For e evaluator on hand, Col. lohn Cody. He and Maj. Robert Imle of CAP's Pacific Region Liaison Offi e in s oring the exercise as outstanding, added that every phase of the proceedings was onducted as a, "good, safe operation." in his critique, Imle praised California for the turnout: "44 aircraft are more than most wing could lay their hands on." Cody expr ssed pride in the manner in which the evaluation was carri d off by observing that, "California does the bulk of earch and rescue in thi country, and I'm proud to be a part of this team." No I ss impres ed with the performance of the members involved with the evaluation was California Wing Commander, Col. Donald Biondi h. When informed of the score achieved by the test participants, Biondich said: "To have earned an outstanding is something that you should be very proud of. Colonel Cody does not hand these out lightly. You have to have earned it. I cannot be prouder of you that I am now." Planners from the Air Force and CAP are already preparing for 1985's SAR Evaluation. So as not to let the wing rest on its laurels from this year, Colonel Cody and his staff are considering making the next one a "no notice" affair. 0

Maj. Ernie Pearson, Chief of Staff for California Wing, was the keynote speaker at the Bakersfield chapter of the Navy League. Addressing a full house during the dinner meeting, Pearson highlighted the history and contribution of the Air Force Auxiliary to this nation. Included in his address was a video tape segment outlining CAP activities that were featured in a recent edition of "Air Force Now," a public affairs program produced by the Air Force, as well as the efforts of CAP's involvment in the Northern California Live Organ Transplant program as it was featured by one San Francisco area television station. Pearson's presentation was warmly received by the audience which included members of the local Bakersfield Composite Squadron 121. Pearson made the trip to Bakersfield at the request of Squadron 121 after its members had been approached by local Navy League members. 0

Public Affairs Officers
Public Affairs Officers from nine squadrons in Los Angeles Group 1 have completed a four-hour PAO short course. The purpose of the short course was to improve Public Affairs officers' reports to wing and to prepare each squadron (or wing inspections. Subjects covered included media, community and internal duties of the PAO. The instruction was conducted bya public relations professional with national-level military and major corporate-level experience. Completing the course were: 2nd Lt. Colleen Bales, Squadron 3; Maj. Robert Kirk, Squadron 7; S/M Ruth Kemper. Squadron 27; 1st Lt. Michael Liebmann, Squadron 63; S/M Blanche Harrison and Capt. George W. Harrison, Squadron 81; Lt. Mary Patton, Squadron 96; S/M David Cartier, Squadron 128; Maj. Nelson Magedman, Squadron 130 and 1st Lt. Valeria Watt, Squadron -'95. 0 7

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by Chaplain (LTC) Calvin C. Turpin, CAP Many have heard of the late golfer Bobby jones. He never turned pro preferring 10 remain an amateur. Jones was a good golfer, but not a great one until a turn of events happened to make it possible for him to set long standing records. He was invited to play in Australia. While staying with friends he saw a putter in the trash to be thrown away. Jonestook a couple of swings and liked the way it felt. He used it to win that and many other tournaments. Bobby named that club CalamityJaneand it became the world's most famous golf club. When Bobby Jones returned to America he wrote a guest editorial entitled Be Careful What You Throw Away. That idea becomes the theme of this article. We are living in a highly mobile society. People move for business reasons, personal preferences, or a thousand other reasons. You say, "I am not moving." Yes,you are constantly. You may not be changing physical locations but you are changing from one level of thinking to another. We move from one place in society to another. We take new places in society, work place, church, family, and more. In moving we retain items and throw others away. This is normal for things are needed in one time, but not in another. We just must be careful what we throwaway. First, be careful that you do not throwaway your friends. To remain friends does not mean you must see each other often; although that would be pleasant. I have kept some whom I have not seen since we were children. We retain these friendships because of relationships established in a yesteryear. Don't throwaway your friends - you never have too many. Aristotle reminded us long ago that, "Without friends no one would choose to live, even if he had all other goods." Next, don't throwaway your homes. It ispossible to stay within the family structure and never realize that one has discarded his home. It is pos-

sible to become so distracted by work, sharing in others activities, following our own pursuits - that we forget that we have home and family responsibilities. This is tragic, but often a reality. I find comfort in these words of Robert Frost, "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in." Thirdly, don't throwaway your faith in America. In recent years we have heard much of what's wrong with America, but too little of what is right. I recognize that our land and government is not perfect, but this is a great place to live. We have never forgotten the ideals which lay in the hearts of our forefathers - freedom and equality for all. Please don't

throw that away. Lastly, don't throwaway the church/synagogue. The church/synagogue has been here a long time and will remain. The gathered community be it Protestant, Catholic, or jewish is dynamic. Creative things happen when we meet. It is here that man's greatest problems are solved. So, we move, collect. and discard. just be careful what you throwaway. What you keep may be more important than what you get.lsaw an interesting sign on a building across from my hotel in London. On a door leading toward an underground level were these words, "Mind your head." If we trust God and mind our heads we have nothing to fear. 0

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Cadet Kevin Missar, former Cadet Commander, orth Hollywood Squadron 3, and Cadet Ken Hiltgren, Santa Monica Squadron 51, both of Los Angeles Group 1, have entered the USAF Academy at Colorado Springs. Missar is the second Squadron 3 cadet commander to enter a service academy in four years. David Weiss, the other former commander, is scheduled to graduate from the Naval Academy next May. Missar received three appointments: West Point, the Air Force Academy and a four-year Air Force ROTC scholarship. 0

Here's a yarn that Safety Officers like to use: For those who want to boil a frog, there are three methods. Two of them won't work. If the progress is started with very hot, or very cold water, the frog will just jump out and make for the nearest hospitable body of water. The secret to success is to start the frog cooking in water that is near room temperature. Then, the temperature should be slowly built up til it's boiling. The frog, acclimatizing to the change, will cook before he panics. Safety officers don't tell this story because they hate frogs or have an insatiable taste for frog soup ... they tell it because it illustrates a graphic truth about people. People, like frogs, they say,seldom notice danger if it creeps up on them unnoticed ... Slowly, they acclimatize. They take short-cuts in their work habits (but just little ones). They skip using safety equipment (but only sometimes). If nothing bad happens right away, they aren't aware that risk factors are going up and soon they may be "boiled" by a serious accident. 0

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Conducting SAR operations in Southern California during the 1984 Olympics proved to be almost "businessas usual" thanks to a special program worked out between the USAF Auxiliary's California Wing, the Federal Aviation Administration and the security task force embracing some 50 local, state and federal law enforcement/security agencies set up to insure that the games would be carried on without terrorist interruption. "The air traffic restrictions imposed by the FAA as well as the intense security procedures would have made it extremely difficult if not almost impossible for us to conduct our missions," Ll. Col. Betty Decker, director of Emergency Services, explained, "and it was necessary for us to amend our standard procedures if we were to have the flexibility to act." Several months earlier, the task of setting up special procedures and an operating agreement which would satisfy the requirements established to meet air traffic and security considerations was assigned to Lt. Col. Frank Burnham, chief of Mission Intelligence, who also is responsible for maintaining liaison/coordination between the California Wing and the Western-Pacific Region of the FAA. "What we had to do," according to Colonel Burnham, "was to work out a system whereby, it we had to deploy aircraft or ground teams over or in the vicinity of the 25 different Olympic restricted areas spread out from Santa Barbara nearly to San Diego, we could identify the specific aircraft by -number, color, type and base of operation and every person on board, as well as each and every ground team member. This had to be accomplished without communicating this information to the Olympic Air Support Headquarters (OASHQ) in realtime. Also we had to provide them with the names of each individual (along with information which would permit a security check to be run) well in advance." Through the group commanders and by radio traffic addressed to all ES personnel, individuals who could

Women As Leaders
by lsi Lt. Rebecca Armiieki
Over the last 42 years women have experienced increased self awareness of their abilities and the opportunities available to them. Women who are dedicated volunteers in the Air Force Auxiliary I Civil Air Patrol have logged in many hours as commanders, staff officers, pilots, observers, Public Affairs Officers and ground team members. The result of their work is playing a large role at different levels of leadership, whether it be in Emergency Services, Aerospace Education or the Cadet Programs. These women must be good listeners, self-starters, eager to learn and have good study habits. The u.S. Air Force Auxiliary / Civil Air Patrol provides a sound program for them to establish a track record and be advanced according to their performance. 0

Fly-In
by C/A.1C Gary Dawson
We departed for Watsonville at about 1100hours, following our regular squadron meeting. Those making the trip were: Capt. Gary Waller, Capt. Steve Catron, of Wing Staff Cadet Programs; C/MSgt. Kevin Mayne and myself. The trip took about seven hours and seemed very long. When we arrived we unloaded our sleeping gear into the Armory where we would be sleeping. By 0800 the next day, staff members were beginning to arrive. It was really "neat" to be able to renew acquaintances I had made at encampment, and there were some cadets there who had been in my flight More members should apply to participate next year as it isa great experience and you get to see a lot of aircraft you don't have an opportunity to see very often. 0

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make themselves available during the period between 15Julyand 15August were asked to attend special briefings where they were apprised of the procedures to be followed and the necessary information for OASHQ was solicited. More than 100 ES-rated aircrew and ground team personnel responded registering 25 memberowned and corporate aircraft. To facilitate "instant" identification to the OASHQ, specific crews (pilot, co-pilot, observers, etc.) were linked to specific aircraft and each aircraft! crew combination given an alpha-numeric identification - such as "Quebec 3," for instance. Prior to aircraft launch, it was necessary for the Mission Coordinator to telephone OASHQ giving only the AFRCC mission number, the Olympic restricted areas involved and the crew/aircraft identification Quebec 3. Since all such flights were to be conducted under radar surveillance from the appropriate FAA approach control/air route traffic control center and the aircraft commander also was to be in contact with OASHQ, this provided positive identification of the CAP aircraft seen over or in the vicinity of a restricted area as "part of the good guys." During the olympic period, CAP aircraft and/or ground teams conducted a total of nine missions involving 16separate electronic targets. ELTs were located in a private home in Torrance as well as in aircraft at Los Angeles International. Santa Monica, Santa Paula, John Wayne, Glendale/ Burbank/Pasadena, Meadowlark and Flabob airports at Oxnard, Harbor Island (San Diego), Marine del Rey and Newport Beach. Two unmodulated carrier signals on the International Distress Frequency (121.5 Megahertz) were located at Norton AFB and one aboard a Naval vessel oft shore. "The program worked well and to the satisfaction of the other agencies involved," Colonel Decker reported, "and it again demonstrated that we can cope with special requirements/ sensitive circumstances and respond professionally." 0 11

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Cadets
Southern California Civil Air Patrol Cadets hosted 23 Royal Canadian Air Cadets this summer. The Canadian were members of the 11'lth Pegasus Squadron. Vancouver. British Columbia. The visitors stayed in the homes of host families of CAP Groups 1, 7 and 18. A taste of California hospitality was given by hosts from Squadrons 63, 27,35 and 130 of Los Angeles Group 1. The visitors, which included four female cadets. toured Universal Studios. Disneyland, the Rose Bowl on July 4 for fireworks and other local attractions. A trip to Edwards Air Force Base gave the Canadians an opportunity to climb inside the B1A bomber and observe the B1Bbomber, F15and F16fighters and other test aircraft. Maj. Marc Cohen. Group 1 Cadet Program Officer, coordinated the local activities. Capt. David Allday was the senior project officer for the California Wing. Local CAP cadets may visit Canada next summer asa part of an international exchange program. Royal Canadian Air Cadets, 23 strong. a part of the exchange program with U.s. Air Force Auxiliary. Civil Air Patrol Cadets were hosted at Disneyland by the SanFernando Senior Squadron, Group 1. Lt. Col. Bryan L. Brammer, CAP. Commander, Squadron 35, presents the check to Corp. Michael Saguri, R.C.A.C. Lto R: Maj. Marc E. Cohen CAP Group 1 Cadet Program Officer; Lt. Col. Brammer; CAP Cadets Kevin Reynolds and Edgar Acosta; Canadian Cadets Corp. Saguri. Corp. Michael Thompson and Corp. John Robertson. 0

Safety
In a continuing effort to redu e the potential for mid-air collisions, high volume military airfields within the FAA Western-Pacific region jointly have issued brief descriptions of their most densely used airspace in order to aid civilian pilots in their pre-flight planning, according 10 Gary Koch. regional Accident Prevention Coordinator. These description do not include the airport traffic areas (up to 3,000 AGL within fiv miles of the field) since they obviously are congested. but concentrate rather upon departure/arrival routes and common working areas, he says. Also, the accuracy of the information offered cannot be guaranteed due to frequently changing regulations and procedures on the part of the military. However, he points out, it should provide a valuable tool in identifying some of the more potentially hazardous areas. "Let's all work together," he tells BEAR FACTS. "and be aware of the mid-air collision potential! Know where the high density traffic is to be expected and avoid these areas if possible." 0

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California Wing Coordinator of Emergency Services and Disa ter Preparedness. Lt. Col. Ed Ryan represented CAP during the state's Emergency Services Training Institut held on the campus of California State University, Sacramento. Specific training in providing di aster relief in times of earthqu ke, flood and other such occurrences addressed areas such as providing shelter for displaced citizens, mass feeding of victims and disaster casework. Over 200 Red Cross volunteers and others from as far away as Hawaii. Alaska and ew Mexico attended the week-long program. In addition to Colonel Ryan's training in areas dealing with emergency assistance to families, and service center management, Ryan taught segments of two courses on communications as they affect CAP and CAP's role on the national level as it relates to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the State Office of Emergency Services and other disaster relief agencies. More than 75 attendees were on hand for these sessionsincluding two observers from the Red Cross national headquarters in Washington. 13

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UNIT NEWS
STOCK SQUADRON 72 The squadron has come a long way - all for the better. Weak areas have been shored up and vast overall improvements made. Four members attended the Regional Staff College for seven days at Travis AFB. Those members in attendance were: Capt. TessdeBrauwere, 1st L1. Harold Updike, 1st Lt. John Caley and Capt. Mel Gall. lieutenants Updike and Caley also completed a two-day Squadron Leadership school in San Diego. SQUADRON 19, BEAlE AFB Squadron 19, located at Beale AFB. has been reactivated. The squadron was first initiated in 1977 but due to lack of participation slowly diminished. Capt. Sam Blanchard serves as the commander. The staff is made up of six senior members and 15 cadets and growing more each day. Capt. Mark Schmidt is the cadet commander, with assistancefrom Lt. Mark Weinzerl, W 10 John Lancaster and Lt. Jeff Hughes. Two of the many programs being instituted are cadet of the month and Sq. 19 cadet news. No doubt about it - Squadron 19 is setting out to be one of the best in the Civil Air Patrol. ALTA "TULARE COUNTY" SQUADRON 16 Members of Squadron 16 in Sultana recently participated in the annual Woodlake Rodeo Western Week Parade, which was coordinated by Capt. (Chaplain) Cal Sarver of Woodlake. Several cadet and senior members participated. Squadron 16 served as honor guard and traffic control personnel during Memorial Day for Belmont Memorial Park. This annual activity was given television and radio coverage and served as a community service and fund-raising activity for the unit. Members from the Dinuba, Visalia and Woodlake sections of Alta Squadron participated. The members of Squadron 16, with sections in Dinuba, Woodlake and Visalia, have initiated a fund-raising drive to build a squadron headquarters - hopefully at the Visalia Airport. SADDLEBACK COMPOSITE SQUADRON 68, COSTA MESA Squadron 68 Color Guard members C/Sgt. William Harlow, CIA Michelle Mulvihill, CI A Gary Dawson and Charles Clinc, lr., po ted the colors at the Air Force Mothers' 27th installation banquet. Mrs. Clara Barnes of Fontana wa installed as national president for the third year. Others attending were 2nd Lt. George Thunstrom, C/WO Greg Frazier and his guest, Miss Katie Sampson. The event was held at the Buena Park Hotel. One of the major happenings during a recent squadron business meeting was the promotion of Major Joe Headman to Lt. Col. by Squadron Commander Lt. Col. lIa Headman. Needless to say, the first comment to Coioneilla was: "You do realize that you are creating a problem with two Lt. Col. Headmans, don't you?"

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WEST BAY COMPOSITE SQUADRON 110 Squadron 110, San Carlos. held a series of cadet firs: orientation flights in June. The following cadets flew in the squadron's Dakota piloted by Capt. Frank Egbert: Christopher Finel1i, Neil Jonas and Eric McCaniel. 'lstLt.fim Powers made two flights and flew Jennifer Blackwood, Michael Blackton, Scott Hastings, Peggy Moskaluk, Bruce Shem and Robert Thorton. Marion Woodfield, one of our new senior members, soloed a Cessna 172 on June 16. Congratulations! SAN DIEGO CADET SQUADRON 55 CWO Bruce Browne left the squadron to attend the Air Force Academy. He was appointed by Congressman Duncan Hunter. Browne plans to major in aeronautical engineering and his goal is to become an Air Force pilot. We wish him the best of luck in achieving his goals. Squadron 55 held an open house for anyone interested in seeing what CAP is all about. Many people attended, including the parents of the cadets. The highlight of the evening involved two changes of commands. CWO Chris Liles took over as Cadet Commander from CWO Bruce Browne, and 2nd Lt. Perry Morefield took over as Squadron Commander from Capt. Gary Elmquist. While seniors were busy in the classroom, 11 cadets and one senior were busy at the Del Sur Kennel Club Dog Show in Bonita. Their jobs included setting up, cleaning up, parking vehicles and taking everything down. As a result of their hard work, additional funds were raised for the squadron.

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VAN NUYS SENIOR SQUADRON 81 Squadron 81 supplied 27 search pilots of the 71 who participated in the recent Civil Defense exercise at Cable Airport. Three groups were represented, consisting of 35 squadrons. This gave Squadron 81 38 percent of the total! Ben Rizzi is the squadron's resident musician, playing accordian for club dates, television and movies. He recently had an excellent part in a "Jefferson's" TV show and also conducts a booking office for local musicians. Captain Rizzi has been in CAP for nine years and is a Mission Pilot Standard. 150TH AIR RESCUESQUADRON LONG BEACH Congratulations go to Maj. Lola Barton and Capt. Robert Pentzke for passing Level Two; to Lenard Woodard and 1st Lt. Dan Stephens who are now CAP pilots; to Capt

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Dues
Members and unit commanders have been reminded that a new schedule of wing dues is in effect. Senior member dues are now $20. Cadet dues are $6. For new members, the dues became effective last spring for renewals on 1July 1984. Group commanders have also been reminded that all dues transmitted to Wing Headquarters must be in the form of a check drawn against the unit checking account. Dues in the form of members' personal checks cannot be accepted. 0

RETIREMENT???

A New Beginning for Captains Gordon and Marion Barnett
By Lt. Col. Robert Fowler
Retirement was a new beginning, according to Capt. Gordon Barnett, age 69, and (Mrs.) Capt. Marion Barnett, both members of Squadron 81, USAF Auxiliary CAP. Gordon retired as a full-time cabinet maker and was going to lead the usual "relax, travel, fish and hunt" retired life. But fate had other plans. Prior to retirement. Gordon's and Marion's daughter had learned tofly and encouraged her mother to take lessons. Gordon decided to join in and at age 60 learned to fly. The Barnetts both loved flying and agree that "its one of the greatest things that happened to us." They tied their piloting into a public service by joining the CAP. Now they are both search pilots with a total of 120 hours on search missions. They have their own plane, a Cessna 172 with a tie-down at Van Nuys Airport. As members of Squadron 81, Los Angeles Group 1, they are ready to go on a moment's notice. The slogan of the CAP emergency service is "we serve that others may live," and they get plenty of action, since the CAP flies over 80 percent of all air search and rescue missions in the Ll.S, They alternate as pilot and observer. Both the Barnetts were right in the middle of things as Group 1 conducted its third 1984 SARCAP at Fox Field, lancaster, using the facilities of Group 9 and Squadron 39. After the exercise Maj. Wilson S. Moses, Commander Group 9, sent Maj. Angelo Porco. Group 1 Commander, a letter of appreciation which read in part: "What I observed is what a search base is supposed to be like. The professional manner in which your base staff conducted themselves during the mission is exemplary. The dedication of your personnel ... in a 100degree plus environment is ... what CAP is all about. "Due special commendation were air operations, administration and base communication." Personnel involved included Majors Angelo Porco, Edward McCann, Dale Rumbaugh, Leonard Devall; Captains Lewis Milligan, Karnig Vanesian, Joe Orchard, Gordon Barnett and Marian Barnett; 2nd Lieutenant Fred Stewart; S/M Robert Raynor and C/Maj. George Demerjian. To all the 42 Group 1 members who participated with their 17 aircraft, Maj. Porco added his appreciation for their outstanding effort: "The fine facilities and cooperation of Group 9 made this exemplary performance possible." 0 19

Supply
The Amarillo Supply Depot will bring its entire "road show" to the California Wing 1984 Conference scheduled for Fresno October 26, 27 and 28. On display and for sale will be a wide range of uniform, survival, aircraft and communications supplies. Representatives of companies that manufacture items of communications equipment peculiar to Civil Air Patrol will be on hand to demonstrate and to answer questions. 0

Aerospace
The 17th annual Pacific Region Aerospace Education Conference is scheduled for Seattle, Wash., October 11-14. Hosts are the Pacific Liaison Region Center for Aerospace Education; the Washington Wing, Civil Air Patrol; the Washington Aerospace Association and the Museum of Flight (Red Barn Museum). Educators, school administrators, students, aerospace/aviation enthusiasts, aerospace education workshop directors, CAP members (both senior and cadet), USAF personnel, FAA and NASA personnel and members of aviation/space organizations are eligible to attend. The conference fee is $59 which includes the education packet, a tour of the Museum of Flight. a special evening reception and lunch. Conference headquarters is the Sheraton Hotel and Towers downtown. o military airlift is available but, special air fares to Seattle from Reno, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Sacramento have been arranged. Air travel arrangements should be made directly with Jack McClusky. Pacific Northwest Tour and Travel, 738 North Burlington, Portland, Ore. 97203 (Telephone 403/646-5605). 0

Mama Joins
After hearing about Civil Air Patrol for the last 21 years from a daughter and a son who were cadets and another son and husband who are senior members, mama has finally joined. Yes, Marian Stoner has finally weakened and joined West Bay Composite Squadron 110.To top it all off. squadron members popped her into a blue jumpsuit, squadron 110 baseball cap and into the back seat of the T- 34 for a first ride to the Watsonville Antique airshow. After all, what better place to go for a couple of antique airmen. She loved it so much she wants to do it again soon. (Editor's Note: Why don't you get your best guy or gal to join up - it opens up a whole new world of possibilities.) 0

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Conspicuous
From Squadron 172's
Newsletter, "RECAP" Being conspicuous. That's what we are in our Air Force blue uniforms, or in the flight suits we wear on a mission. But much more than this, we are conspicuous in our attitudes and the way we treat other folks. Just as our religion speaks for what we believe and the things we do speak for our religion, so our being a part of CAP speaks for what we believe and the way we act speaks for CAP. A wise man said, ' No man is an island, no one liveth to himself." For the writer, there is always pride and satisfaction when reporting that I am a member of Squadron 112 (Fresno). We hope ... and we can work toward that goal ... that we can always feel that sense of pride in our squadron. 0

Chaplain
California chaplains again came away from the annual meeting of the Civil Air Patrol ational Board with honors continuing their unbroken record of first place in the National Chaplains' standings but sharing the top slot with the National Capitol Wing. Chaplain (it Col.) Calvin C. Turpin accepted the 1983 award in behalf of the California Wing chaplain corps. Another Californian who makes his home in Rohnert Park also was honored. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Harold L. "Bud" Jarvis was named Chaplain of the Year for his work as Pacific Region Chaplain during 1983. The award is presented to a senior chaplain selected for his work either at the wing or region level. 0

Patrol
CAP COAST PATROL! It could be a headline from the Los Angeles Times of 1942 or so. But it is not! Rather than searching for enemy submarines preying on coastal shipping, California Wing aircraft may soon be keeping watch for pleasure boats and fisherman in distress in the nearby Pacific. In an experimental program, Santa Monica Squadron 51 is assisting the Coast Guard Auxiliary in its maritime safety function. If the program proves successful, other units of the USAFAuxiliary may be performing coastal patrol on weekends and other high-traffic times in support of its sister organizat~.

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Training
Training never seems to end for some people. Not that being a check pilot for many years at United Airlines wasn't enough. Frank Egbert is continuing this function at West Bay Composite Squadron 110 at San Carlos with vigor and with a marked reduction in salary. During one six-week period, he averaged one or two checkout flights a week in both the squadron's Dakota and T-34. Egbert's devotion is noted and appreciated. The squadron's other great checker, Carolyn Zapata-Harshbarger, not only trains pilots every day at TransBay Aviation, but she too manages to respond to the call for,CAPF 5 checks and recurring rides. Squadron members say to both, "Thanks a Bunch." 0

by Maj. Robert MeRill As the "C" rations disappear, the
MRE (Meal, Ready to Eat) takes its place. The "C" rations were heavy and difficult to transport, and they tasted - well, that's hard to describe. The new MRE's weigh an average of 7/10 of a pound less per meal that "C" rats. A full case of MRE's weighs less than 14 pounds, while a case of "C" rations weighs a hefty 22 pou nds average - not including the box. I'm sure that because of this, we'll soon start seeing them show up on the ground team scene. Actually, the MRE's take up more space than the old rations. They occupied only 90 cubic inches, while the MRE's take up 169.91 cubic inches. (Hard to believe, but true!) At high altitudes, this problem may be compounded because air trapped inside the outer packet expands. You can alleviate this problem by carefully punching a small hole in the outer cover, and squeezing the air out. Then it packs easier, and won't expand. If you use MRE's, you will find yourself drinking more water. You also need water to rehydrate some items (including some of the meats!).

Remember ... Our Youth Are The Future Of Civil Air Patrol! Give Them Every Consideration!

Plan on this when you figure out required water supplies. MRE's are just about the neatest thing to hitthescene. They're easy to fix. taste fairly good, and you don't need a can opener. However, there is a word of caution! Each meal item is packed in its own plastic pouch. The entree is usually packed in a box also. The entire meal is packed in its own plastic pouch (which can be used to transport water). The pouches with the "ready to heat and eat" items are usually just stuck into some water to warm. Some enterprising soul, with water conservation in mind, will no doubt attempt to use the left-over water for coffee, hot cocoa, or other form of consumption. Don't do it! Throw the heating water away! Unfortunately, the hot water releases chemicals on the outside of the plastic pouch. This can make you sick, or bring on a bout of diarrhea. It's not exactly what one has in mind out in the mountains. The MRE's provide about 2200 calories per day, and I've never found myself dissatisfied with that amount of food. With a little imagination, there are delicious meals to be made. How about passing the orange nut cake? 0 21

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Harris Yacht Harbor
100 Trojan Pittsburg
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Sergio's Mexican Food
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]000 East Main (209) 732-8825 108 Sumner (213) 510-0444
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MERENDA'S Seiad Valley Store
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(916) 678-2375

Erickson Lumber Co.
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Great Food - Friendly Service
(916) 877-2418 PARADISE

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(916) 744-1748 (916) 746-1745

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5522 Skyway

East-Side Gas Service
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Sponsor Program
Th gaining squadron commander should provide the following information as soon as p issible to h new mem ber: • Information on date , time , and location of sq uadron meetings. • Roster of key personnel assigned, to include home addresses and phone numbers. • Name of member's sponsor. • Notify sponsor of the new member's name, address, and teleph ne number. • Allow spon or adequate time from his or her assigned quad ron duties to fulfill the responsibilities as a spon or. • Arrange to meet and brief the new mem ber on the unit's mission and his or her specific responsibilities. The spon or should use the knowledge gained from his or her wn experience as a new member to eliminate or reduce any inconvenience to the new member. Before the new member is officially assigned by National Headquarters the sponsor sh uld contact the member by letter and include: • Telephone number where he or she can be reached. • A statement that he or she will help the new member orient himself/herself in the unit (introduction to the unit members. key staff officers. and commander, applicable regulations which need to be complied with etc.). When the member attends his or her first unit meeting, the sponsor should: • Meet the member and introduce him or her 1.0 the squadron staff. • Provide the new member with aJl the necessary information to become familiar with the unit's operation. • Ensure that all the initial paperwork required of the new member has been properly filled out and processed. • Do everything possible to help him or her get established in the unit with the least possible inconvenience. •

CAP squadrons are encourag d Lo implement a ponsor program wherein the gaining squadron 'ommender appoints a ponsor [or each newly a igned CAP memb r. Under such a program. the foll wing responsibilities and actions are recommended. The squadron personnel officer should: • Administer the program for the mmander and ensure that each newly assigned member receives adequate assistance [rom the designated spons r.

The Five CAP Purposes
a. To provide an organization Lo encourage and aid American citizens in the contri.bution of their fforts, services. and resources in the development of aviation and in the maintenance of aerospace supremacy. b. To encourage and develop by example tbe voluntary contribution of private citizens to the public welfare. c. To provide aviation and aerospace education and training, especialJy to its senior and cadet member. d. To encourage and foster civil aviation in local communities. e. To provide an organization of private citizens with adequate facilities to assist in meeting local and national emergencies. 0

Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Flying Assn.
by Chris Klein Last April I attended the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Flying Association flight competition at HemetRyan Field. I am a member of the Cypress College Flying Team which competed against other colleges such as Arizona State University, University of Arizona, San Jose State, Emery-Riddle University, Cal Poly Pomona and many others. The PCIFA covers Arizona, California, Nevada and U1aJl. The competition consists of various tests and flying skills. Some of the events were: power-off landings, short field landings, navigation events, IFR event, pre-flight, flight simulator, message drop, aircraft ID and more. Each school bad at least five contestants for each event. In the message drop competition, I am proud to have represented Cypress Collegeby taking fourth place in the region. Next year the competition for the PCIFA will be held again at HemetRyan Field and hopefully Cypress College will take first place in the region. If we do, our team will travel to Ohio State University for the national competition. 0

The Three CAP Missions
By tradition, the CAP has performed the following three missions in order to fulfill the purposes. a. Cadet. Mission - To motivate and provide the means for cadets to become dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders. b. Emergency Services Mission - To provide search and rescue. disaster relief services and civil defense preparedness. c. Aerospace Education Mission - To provide knowledge. skills, and attitudes leading to understanding of the total impact of air and space vehicles upon our society. Internal Aerospace Education is for the cadet and senior member of CAP. External Aerospace Education is for the citizenry of the U.S. through multiple approaches through the educative process nationwide. 0

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(707) 279·4868
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MEHL'S ELECTRIC
38317 S. Highway (707) 84-3682 1 GualaJa

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26484 Apache Trail (714) 337-8688

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Jack's Plumbing Service
180 Main

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(209) 834-5911

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907 Merchant

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Kerr Mortuary
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Mariposa Floor Covering
2850 Highway 49 South (209) 966-5414

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HESPERIA 10611 9TH AVENUE (619) 244-7597

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_351 -. TULARE
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636 Beaumont Ave. (714) 845-2644

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362 N. Fowl -r ( 19) R72-7Rll Bishop

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4470 North Hayes Fresno (209) 275-9383

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31244 So. Hwy 33 209-835-2838 Tracy

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(40K)847-23~ K5t1S H R("11

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Corwin Welding & Machine
105 North Ash (619) 922-2355

Snyder's Upholstery
4571 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella (619) 379-2555

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