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The Eagle Eye

Beverly Composite Squadron Massachusetts Wing Civil Air Patrol October 2008 Volume 2, Number 10

Promotions & Awards

Cadet of the Month
C/AMN Colby Rodgers was selected as the Cadet of the Month for September 2008 based on the accumulated points.

We had two cadet promotions to acknowledge this month and three cadet awards. Once again the Seniors need to spend a little more of their copious free time working on professional development.

Cadet Gotts Promoted

Cadet Airman Christopher Gotts was promoted to Cadet Airman First Class this month.

Cadet Airman Colby Rodgers As with past months the competition for Cadet of the Month was a tight race. Points are awarded for meeting attendance; activities participated in, progression, physical fitness and uniform inspections. Airman Rodgers is entitled to wear the Black shoulder cord on his Blues uniform at all squadron only meetings and activities. Well Done Airman Rodgers.

Cadet Airman First Class Christopher Gotts Danvers teen C/A1C Christopher Gotts has been a member of the Civil Air Patrol since June of 2008. Airman Gotts is a Junior at the Danvers High School in Danvers Massachusetts. Outside of school and Civil Air Patrol Cadet Airman Gotts enjoys paintball. Airman Gotts likes the wide variety of activities offered by CAP both during the weekly meetings and weekends and summer. Having just completed CAP Encampment at Fort Devens Airman Gotts has vivid memories of the ride in an Army Blackhawk Helicopter.
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Commanders Message
By Tom Lyons, Major CAP

DCC Message
By Greg Carter, Major CAP

Deputy Commander of Cadets

Squadron Commander

Hanger Dance
Congratulations to everyone, the dance was a success. We all put in some hard work and it paid off. I am very proud of the effort the cadets put forth over the weekend of the dance and the Collings event. They were a hard working team. The hours that were spent at the airport are unknown, but nobody complained. Everybody pitched in for the set-up and the breakdown, making it a smooth transition from a hangar to a dance hall to a hangar again. The cadets did a great job selling raffle and 50/50 tickets. We did well on these and helped with the financial bottom line for this fund raising activity, well done Corps of Cadets! I also need to thank the parents who helped out at the dance as well. You answered the call and pitched in with a true CAP attitude and volunteer spirit. We were a little disorganized on Saturday, I apologize for the mayhem. I do appreciate the work of the parents and siblings who stepped in and made it happen. In a perfect world we would have had more time, but that was not the case. A big thank you has to be given to Lt. Dan Parsons. He spent more time than anyone to make this dance a success. His efforts behind the scene will never be matched. He is dedicated to making us a great squadron, a well deserved. Well Done to Lt. Dan Parsons. Again, I thank all of you. I always wanted to have a WWII
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So you have attended this years wing encampment and graduated, now what? All cadets are required to attend at least one wing encampment in order to obtain the coveted General Billy Mitchell Award and advance from Phase II of the cadet program to Phase III as a cadet officer. But is that all that you can expect from obtaining your graduation certificate? Hardly! By obtaining your Wing Encampment graduation certificate the doors of opportunity have fully opened for you.
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DCS Message
By Dan Parsons, 1st Lt CAP

Deputy Commander of Seniors

From the desk of DCS Have you completed your ICS requirements????? ational Incident Management System Training Thousands of members have completed their training requirements as outlined by the CAP National Board and announced in Maj. Gen. Courter's interim change letter at However, many have not completed the training yet. It may seem like a long time away, but the deadlines to complete training by the end of the year will be here before you know it. Members are encouraged to complete training now so they don't have to complete courses around the holidays at the end of the year. As a
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Emergency Services
From the Desk of
AMY S. COURTER, Major General CAP

From the Desk of

Andrew W. Buck, Captain CAP

Emergency Services Training Officer

National Commander

October is here which means we have completed another National Preparedness Month. It is hard to believe in this day and age of Blackberries, 24 hour news channels, and electronic billboards that people don't know a lot about the potential emergencies in their area, but it still happens. Being informed about the different types of emergencies that could happen where you live and the appropriate ways to respond to them will impact the decisions you make and the actions you take. Learn about the emergency plans that have been established in your area by your state and local government. Know what the plans are when schools close because of a last minute emergency. Determine the evacuation routes from your community. And find out what resources are available in your area at: . For more information on how to be better informed go to: . Civil Air Patrol members across the country have done great things this past month to prepare themselves, their families, friends, and businesses, but it doesn't end there. We as citizens have a responsibility to help each other in emergencies and protect our homeland. Your volunteer work with Civil Air Patrol is just one way to use your talents and help your community. I encourage you to seek out additional partnerships with other groups with similar passions through Citizen Corps. Civil Air Patrol is a national affiliate with Citizen Corps, and encourages members to work hard with other affiliates and Citizen Corps councils and activities to help people prepare, train
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Scanner Class
The scanner class is on indefinite hold due to circumstances beyond our control. We have tried to schedule this class several times and once it was on the calendar, a typo on my part cause people to show up on the wrong day. My fault.

ICS Training
Have you taken any of the ICS courses? You can take these on line. Read the DCS article to get the information you need for these courses on which courses you need in order to keep your ES qualifications. This information
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2008 SAREX Schedule

Schedule subject to Change; Contact Lt Col Mottley 19 & 20 January 07:30 17:30 SAREX1: DONE 16 & 17 February 07:30 17:30 SAREX2: DONE 19 & 20 April 07:30 17:30 SAREX3: DONE 17 & 18 May 07:30 17:30 SAREX4: DONE 21 & 22 June 07:30 17:30 SAREX5: DONE 23 & 24 August 07:30 17:30 SAREX6: DONE 20 & 21 September 07:30 17:30 SAREX7: DONE 18 & 19 October 07:30 17:30 SAREX8: 22 & 23 November 07:30 17:30 SAREX9:

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Aerospace Education Program
By Andrew W. Buck, Captain CAP
Assistant Aerospace Education Officer

Current Event
By Andrew W. Buck, Captain CAP
Assistant Aerospace Education Officer

For those of us old enough to remember the Kennedy Nixon debates, Pluto was always the ninth planet, newly discovered in 1930. Studies of the orbit of the planet Uranus indicated there was a ninth planet which was named Planet X.

The single engine airplane flown by aeronautical ledgend Steve Fossett has been located in the California mountains near Mammoth Lakes at an approximate altitude of 10,000 feet.

Steve Fossett
The thoughts of many members of the flying community turned to the many accomplishment of accomplished airman, sailor, businessman and adventurer. Artifacts found by a hiker and his dog have lead authorities to search a smll area of a mountainside locating the wreckage of the Bellanca Super Decathlon flown by Steve Fossett and missing now for just over a year. It was September third 2007 when the Super Bellanca took off from the Flying M Ranch on what was to be a short pleasure flight.

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That casual flight and its tragic ending prompted a massive multi-agency search for the man, and his machine. Hopes were raised and dash as several previously undiscovered plane wrecks were located and investigated only to be classified as Not Steve Fossett.
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By William Frank, 2d Lt CAP

Fire Chief
By Dan Parsons, 1st Lt CAP

Safety Officer

Professional Development Officer

Sprains and Strains Practice and Prevention

If you are an active teen or adult, you probably have experience a sprain or strain at one time or another. This article will briefly discuss sprains and strains, the causes and preventions.

Putting on his Day Job Hat of Deputy Fire Chief. First Lieutenant Dan Parsons shares a timely message from the Office of the State Fire Marshal Department of Fire Services.

Chimney and Woodstove Fire Safety

In 2007, there were 880 fire incidents involving chimneys, fireplaces, and woodstoves. These fires were responsible for 1 civilian death, 3 civilian injuries, 13 fire service injuries, and resulted in $3.3 million in property losses. These incidents make up 29% of all fires linked to heating systems.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) defines a sprain as "a stretch and/or tear of a ligament, the fibrous band of connective tissue that joins the end of one bone with another." Sprains often occur in ankles, knees, wrists, and thumbs.

How They Happen

The joint gets knocked out of place by falls, twists, or blows to the body. At that point the supporting ligament either overstretches or snaps.

Be sure the stove you are purchasing to burn wood, pellet or coal is approved by Underwriter's Laboratory or another recognized testing laboratory.

Expect some pain, swelling, and bruising with all types of sprains, with intensity increasing with the severity of the sprain. You may hear or feel a pop at the moment of injury. Mild: can put weight on it, overstretching with no joint loosening Moderate: more difficulty putting weight on it, partial ligament tear with joint loosening Severe: cannot put weight on it, complete ligament tear with nonfunctioning joint

A building permit must be obtained prior to the installation of fireplaces, wood, pellet or coal burning stoves. They must be inspected by the local building inspector prior to their initial use as required by the Massachusetts State Building Code. Allow at least 36 inches of clearance around the appliance to prevent combustibles from coming into contact with a heat source. Solid fuel heating appliances cannot share a common flue with chimney flues utilized by other solid fuel, fossil fuel, or gas fired appliances.

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Beverly Airport Time Warp

By Andrew Buck, Captain CAP

Public Affair Officer Following almost a year of planning and preparation the Beverly Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol held the First Annual WWII Hanger Dance on 20 September 2008 at the Beverly Municipal Airport. For a total of four hours the east side of the Beverly airport was transported through time and space, back 65 years to a WWII bomber base. In six hectic hours Saturday afternoon Hanger III was emptied of airplanes, cleaned up, decorated, a band stand erected, and a table edged dance floor were all created.

Transformation of Hanger III Almost Complete. Photo James McIntosh At Seven PM Major Lyons asked the Band Leader Mr. Al Saloky if he wanted an introduction to get the music started. Well take care of it. Assured Mr. Saloky and on his direction the band started to play In The Mood. two measure into the song, the dance floor was crowded with dancers dressed in period uniforms and civilian attire, and three measures into the song the transformation was complete.

Transformation of Hanger III under weigh. Photo James McIntosh While the Squadron Seniors were in the hanger, the Squadron cadets filled the traditional role of providing air show perimeter security with a minimum of supervision, and a maximum of professionalism as the seniors raced against the clock to send Hanger III back in time. The band stand was still in the final stages of construction when the band arrived and started setting up their music stands and instruments. People lined up at five pm, a full two hours before the doors were scheduled to open for the dance, ticket sales were brisk.

As the Sun Sets, the Dance Begins. Photo Gregory Carter The night was clear and cool as the big band sounds provided by the Compaq Big Band created the audio background and the three large green bombers and the smaller silver P-51 Mustang provided the visual backdrop. The right music, the right decor, and the vintage aircraft parked right outside the hanger made for
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Ribbon Fun
By Bobby R. Thomas, Lt Col, CAP

Bits and Bytes

By William Frisbee, 2d Lt CAP

IT Officer CAP Regulation 35-4, 1 March 1957 (7). Medal of Valor. The Medal of Valor was established as the highest Civil Air Patrol decoration by the National Executive Board. It is awarded to any person who, while serving as a member of Civil Air Patrol, distinguishes himself conspicuously by gallantry and heroic action, at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of normal duty. It must be conclusively established the bravery or selfsacrifice involve conspicuous risk of life and the omission of valiant act could not cause censure. Minutes, National Board-National Executive Board, 22 April 1960. The following resolution was unanimously approved: The present Medal of Valor is changed to two types: the Silver Medal of Valor, to recognize acts of heroism for which the present Medal of Valor is now awarded; and, the Bronze Medal of Valor, to recognize act of heroism which do not meet the criteria for the award of the Silver Medal of Valor. It was decided as a cost saving approach, that CAP rename the present Medal of Valor and casting it in a silver color with the accompanying ribbon having the addition of three silver stars. The second type of action could be the awarded using the present Medal of Valor, and so renaming it to the Bronze Medal of Valor, with accompanying ribbon without stars. It was noted that Silver stars are readily available for purchase at a small price. The Colorado Wing Commander Col. Charles F. Howard, suggested, and was approved, that the Distinguished, Exceptional and Meritorious Service Awards will no longer be awarded for acts of heroism. (AUTHORITY: p. 11, NEB Minutes, 22-23 April 1960.) Civil Air Patrol Regulations 39-3, 15 August 1960. 9. Criteria for Awarding Decorations. The following is the minimum criteria established for the consideration of acts of service for CAP decorations. (AUTHORITY: p. 11, NEB Minutes, 22-23 April 1960.) a. Silver Medal of Valor. Distinguished and conspicuous gallantry and heroic action, at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of
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Building Your Own Computer

So, did you get tired of searching all the stores, both the big chains, and the mom and pop shops for your new computer? Couldnt find exactly what you wanted? Tired of the sales games being played? How about building your own computer? Sure you can, its not all that hard and in the next couple of IT columns, Im going to help you build your very own computer. Remember what I said in the last IT article; knowing what you want the computer for? And how much of a budget you have? Guess what; building your own computer starts right there. Make a list of what you want the computer to do. Fancy flight sims? Just web browsing and the occasional email? Figure it out. Of course the more you want to do with the computer, the more its going to cost. Once you figure out what you want the computer to do, its much easier to set a budget. A good lower end machine for your email and web browsing without a monitor should cost no more than $600 for the components, and you can probably get by for around $400. Computers are a bit like cars though; cheaper ones just dont work as well as the more expensive ones. Keep that in mind! A good, high end computer that plays all the latest flight sims, killer movies on the wide screen TV and a sound system to put a rocket into orbit is going to cost at least $1200, and of course, with these, the sky is the limit. Its not unheard of for some flight sim fanatic to drop $3000 on his or her new computer! Ill break things down into two basic categories, the budget system and the flight sim system for basics. There is a lot of in-between, so if you have questions, as always you can email me at and I will do my best to get you the information as quickly as possible. A warning, I consider myself an Intel guy, so my recommendations all are based on Intel CPUs. However there is nothing wrong with the latest AMD CPUs they are slightly slower than Intels current lineup and in most instances slightly more expensive. Lets start with the budget box. For the sake of argument
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By James McIntosh, Major CAP

PDO Message
By Dan Parsons, 1st Lt CAP

Assistant Health Services Officer

Professional Development Officer

Vision is one of the most powerful weapons in a Soldier's arsenal. Protecting the eyes from injury should be a top priority, but research indicates that eye injuries -- though on a downward trend -- continue to occur year after year. A study conducted by the Army Safety Center reported 1,751 eye injuries in 1988-98. Eye injuries made up 2.66% of the 65,944 total injuries in that 10-year time span. Of those injured, 64% were not wearing eye protection. On average, personnel who did not wear eye protection lost more work days and were hospitalized longer per injury than those who did wear eye protection. An eye injury can happen to any one, of any rank, in any line of work. Over 50% of eye injuries occurred while individuals were performing maintenance, doing repair/servicing, participating in sports, or engaging in combat Soldiering. However, injuries also occurred during such activities as food and drink preparation, janitorial tasks, and supervision. Ninety percent of all eye injuries are preventable. Therefore, it is important to train personnel and supervisors about vision safety and conservation, including the use of proper eye safety devices. Such training can significantly reduce the incidence and cost of eye injuries in the workplace and in the Civil Air Patrol. How does this affects us you may ask? Granted, we have been very luck in the past regarding eye injuries. The potential is out there in many areas of operations. The one that readily comes to mind is working in the filed, performing a routine line search. You walk along and you dont see the tree branch in front of you. WHACK you walk right into it. Or someone is in front of you and lets a branch go. Another area is flight-line. Walking behind an aircraft that is running up its engine. There is no maid service on a flight line. Dust and debris (called FOD, foreign object
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Effective Followership Enthusiastic

Enthusiasm is a contagious energy. Once youre assigned a task and you accomplish that task, you will want your efforts to be accepted by the group. Your level of enthusiasm will have a direct effect on the group or the leaders feelings concerning the task. Display an upbeat and energetic behavior when performing and promoting tasks. Mission accomplishment will often rest with the followers enthusiasm as well as the leaders.

Effective followers need to take a "proactive stance" toward organizational problems. Being proactive means more than taking initiative. Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions. We have to take the initiative and the responsibility to make things happen. This includes building effective relationships with your supervisor. Highly proactive people recognize the importance of accepting responsibility.

Own the Territory

A proactive follower critically considers policies and actively presents suggestions up the chain-of-command that will directly contribute to unit success. Making the unit better is a task that needs to be "owned" by the followers within the individual units and squadrons.

Versatile and Flexible

Beating your head against a brick wall isnt the most efficient or effective way to get to the other side. A better approach is to take a step back and reevaluate. A second look will usually reveal a better way around the wall (i.e., go around it, climb over it, or dig a tunnel under it.) The point is choosing another option is less painful than trying to break through the wall. Apply this same principle when

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By Andrew Buck, Captain CAP

By David Snow, Major CAP

Public Affair Officer

Logistics Officer

Cadet Page
I am pleased to announce that there will be a cadet page in the November Issue of the Eagle Eye. Cadet Airman Jason Sears has volunteered to be the C/PAO on an interim basis. While not his first choice of duty assignment, Sears has agreed to fill this role until a replacement can be found. It is this step up to the plate mentality that makes this such a great squadron to be in.

It looks like we are doing something right. If the van is missing, that is because we have been identified as one of the top squadrons in the wing with respect to the care and maintenance of our corporate vehicle. The Massachusetts Wing is looking for two top notch Vans. They intend to loan them out to our neighbors to the south ( RI ) This is a great complement to our squadron, showing how we can make a difference and supporting the mission no matter where or what we need to do! Attention to detail, doing the boring work of up keep, filling out paper work, making the time to do the chores like oil changes and vehicle inspections pay off in the long run. It also speaks to the way our squadron treats the government property assigned to us. Those other units that borrow our van for official CAP business always return it to us in top condition because they know we do care, and that we would notice if they didnt. I thank them for that. Our squadron van was requested from MAWG HQ . We're ready to roll! David Snow, Maj/LO/MASG

Cadet Airman Jason Sears While his duties include reminding cadet staff when articles are due, and making sure that the submitted work meets the publishing standards, he is not the cadet scribe. Individual cadet officers will be expected to write monthly pieces for publication. While this new page is intended to become the voice of the Cadet Commander, I will be guiding the cadets and Airman Sears will be learning how to collaborate with others to meet deadlines. The cadet Commander will be learning how to use the power of the press to inform parents on what he is doing with the cadets. He will also be learning how to work with staff members to accomplish his vision of what the corps of cadets should become under his command.
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here, Im going to use that $600.00 limit. I HIGHLY recommend price shopping at the various online shops, especially NewEgg ( and others. Remember to take into account shipping & handling and get the best deals that you can!

get 2 GB of RAM for around $40.00. Make sure the RAM is compatible with your motherboard and processor. Most RAM today is DDR2-800, and works with most systems. Just make sure to double check! You dont want to buy RAM you cannot use.

Chassis: You need to start with something to hold

the computer together right? So thats our chassis, also called a case. There are dozens of lower end chassis suppliers out there, so its a challenge to find a lower priced one, but one that will handle a bit of abuse and come with a decent power supply. I recommend spending no more than $70.00 here. Take a look at the mid-tower (perfect for more drives and future expansion should you need it) from Antec, Evercase, In-Win and Apex. Chassis come in various colors, materials and expansion. Try to stick with metal vs. plastic, has at least two decent sized cooling fans (120mm) and has at least a 350 watt power supply. Be picky. Find what you want! Be wary though, make sure the chassis you choose has a power supply! Most of the higher end chassis dont ship with power supplies and they can get expensive quickly.

Video: Here is another component with lots and lots

of options, but there really are only two options, AMD/ATI or Nvidia. Both have good cards, both have expensive cards. I would highly recommend reading reviews on the various video cards on the market in the bargain range. Keep under $100 if possible. The Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT based cards are decent performers as are the Radeon 4670 based cards. There are plenty of options rd from the various 3 parties, such as Gigabyte, Asus, Chaintech, EVGA, MSI and others using either of these chipsets. You wont be disappointed with either.

Hard drive: You cannot go wrong with hard drives

now-a-days. Drives are cheap. The more space the better. Limit yourself to less than 500 GB to keep the prices down. Look at drives from Samsung, Hitachi, Western Digital and Seagate. A decent 320 GB drive from any of the above should cost no more than $60.00. Ensure the drive is SATA, as it is getting harder to find IDE drives and they are more complicated to set up. CD/DVD: Yet another place for low prices and high performance. I highly recommend going with a DVD-RW that can also record CD-RW (both formats are re-writable allowing you to add to a DVD or CD as needed, great for backing up your valuable data!). Stick with the Liteon brand, and you can get a drive for $24.00 or so. Samsung and LG also make decent drives around $26.00. No matter which one you choose, make sure it is SATA. So that is that for this month. Next month I will cover some of the choices in a high end system, followed up by how to put it all together. As usual, if you have any questions, feel free to email me at

CPU/Processor: Stick with the Intel E2200 (or

E2180 if you can find one). These processor have plenty of power for the lower end computer, and support all the latest Intel technologies allowing the processor to do more with less. You can get the E2180 for about $70.00 and the E2200 for around $80.00. The 10 dollar performance increase is worth it in my eyes, but not for everyone, it honestly is not a huge speed difference.


Again, there are lots of options here. For the basic box, the basic motherboards will do. You need to make sure your motherboard and your CPU are compatible. For the Intel E2xxx processors, using a motherboard based on the Intel P31 or P35 chipset will save a bit of money and yet provide plenty of room to grow. I highly recommend sticking with the bigger motherboard manufacturers, like Gigabyte, Asus, Abit and DFI. A decent motherboard from any of those manufacturers should run no more than $90.00 and go as low as $65.00. A more budget minded board would be the Gigabyte GA-P31-ES3G, which retails for approximately $65.00. A slightly higher end motherboard the Asus P5K SE EPU retails for $85.00. Both boards feature on board audio, and on board Ethernet.

RAM: RAM is cheap. Dont skimp here. Go for at least 2.0 GB of RAM. You will thank me for it. You can easily
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a magical night.

Foundation was raffled off. The winner, Mr. Bill Hefler of Exeter NH, present at the dance and seemed to take it in stride. Following his trip aloft Sunday morning the beaming smile on Mr. Heflers face as he exited the aircraft tip of observers as to how he really felt about the raffle win.

Before long the Dance is in full Swing. Photo Gregory Carter Weve played a lot 1940s music at a lot of venues, the Band Leader Mr. Saloky confided to Major Lyons, but this is just awesome. According the Major Lyons the band rose to the occasion and provided excellent music for the entire evening True professionals, from start to finish. Said the Major of the band, they were a pleasure to work with and a pleasure to listen to, as well. During the day WWII Re-enactors camped out near the airport diner, dressed in the work clothes of American and German soldiers and airmen. For the dance they changed into more formal uniforms and put the finishing touch on the ambiance of the evening. It was even rumored that Mata Hari was spotted on the dance floor.

As Mr. Bill Hefler of Exeter H following his ride on Sunday. Photo Gregory Carter A beaming Major Lyons addressed the Squadron at the opening formation of the regular Wednesday night meeting. In 1996 when I first saw the Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom airplanes on the Beverly airport tarmac, I started telling everyone that we should sponsor a WWII Hanger dance. Shortly after assuming command of the Squadron in November of 2007 Major Lyons started to plan in earnest, his unwavering drive to hold this event inspired his team to continue to push forward. His Dance Committee formed of himself and his top two staff members, Major Gregory Carter, Deputy Commander of Cadets and First Lieutenant Daniel Parsons, Deputy Commander for Seniors work many long hours making plans and addressing concerns. The date for the dance was nailed down and was fast approaching. Two months ago I asked for cadet parents to get involved and support us, I asked you cadets and seniors to put up posters and sell tickets. Major Lyons continued Parents answered the call to help with setup, support during and cleanup after the Dance. Posters went up all over town and tickets were sold. You, the members of the squadron, cadet and seniors, turned a dream into a reality, and what a reality it was
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Re-enactors . Photo Thomas Lyons At eight thirty as part of the fundraising activities a ride on the B-17, donated to the squadron by the Collings

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Mr. Paul Viatle, Chairman of the Beverly Airport Commission told the assembled Squadron, Magnificent job, We are very fortunate to have the Civil Air Patrol a part of the Beverly Airport family. On behalf of the entire airport commission, I wanted to come down here tonight to congratulate you, and thank you for a wonderful and memorable event.

normal duty. b. Bronze Medal of Valor. Distinguished and conspicuous gallantry and heroic action, where danger to self is probable and known. Because of the approval of the original designed Medal of Valor by the Fine Arts Commission Washington DC. To distinguish the difference between the Silver and Bronze Medals, it was necessary to add three Silver Stars to the Silver Medal of Valor Medal and Ribbon.

Silver Medal of valor

Brionze Medal of Valor

The Staff, First Lieutenant Daniel Parsons, Major Thomas Lyons, Major Gregory Carter. Photo Joel Heusser In a quiet moment of reflection with his staff on Wednesday night Major Lyons summed up the event, As a Fund Raiser it was a success, as a Dance, it was a success, and, as an old fashion good time, it was a success. Major Carter, Deputy commander said One the most hectic, stressful and enjoyable days of my life The band was awesome, Every guest had a smile, the Cadets performed spectacularly and the parents were extremely generous with their time and assistance When can we do this again? Lt Parsons added, What a night!! I am so impressed by all of the Senior Members and cadets who put so much time into making this happen. This once again proves that no matter how big the challenge, Beverly Composite Squadron can make it happen. The First Annual WWII Hanger dance is over, the planes are back in the hanger, the bar and bandstand dismantled, and the planning and preparations for the Second Annual WWII Hanger Dance are already under weigh. As of the March 1992 by National HQ records there have been a total of 92 presentations to 91 individuals. The first and only Medal of Valor was presented to Cadet John C. Barton C48-5528, Lake Charles Louisiana Cadet Squadron, for heroic actions on 19 April 1957. The first Silver Medal of Valor was approved for Staff Sergeant Charles T. Foster, SN 10002348, Lynchburg Composite Squadron, Virginia Wing, for heroic actions on the 2 July 1957. The first member of the National Board to have received the Silver Medal of Valor was Brigadier General Richard L Anderson, as a Lt Col assigned to Arkansas Wing for heroic actions on 21 Jan 1983. The only individual to have received two Silver Medals of Valor is: 1LT Gerald W Alsum, Colorado Wing on NHQ PA# 4, 20 Jan 1979, for heroic actions on 5 Dec 1979. CPT Gerald W Alsum, Colorado Wing on NHQ PA# 12, 22 Apr 1982, for heroic actions on 2 Jan 1982.

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1930 of the discovery.

began an extensive and determined search for this planet. This search effort failed and Percival died suddenly in 1916. This search was based at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff Arizona, which was founded in 1894 by Percival Lowell himself. After Percival died several years of legal battles over his legacy prevented a new search starting up again. In 1925 Percivals brother George financed the construction of a new 13 inch telescope to resume the search.

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Estimates of Plutos mass were continually revised downward until in 1978 American astronomer James W. Christy and Robert Sutton Harrington of the US Naval Observatory used the newly discovered moon of Pluto, Charon, to calculate the latest mass of Pluto to be one sixth of earths moon.

Clyde Tombaugh

The Lowell Observatory director Vesto Slipher turned the search over to Clyde Tombaugh in 1929. Although a relative newcomer to astronomy Clyde Tombaugh threw himself into the task and began searching the heavens for planet X On 18 February 1930 Mr. Tombaugh announced to his boss that he had discovered an object he felt sure was the elusive Planet X. Confirming photos showed the moving object to be just six degrees from the position calculated by Percival Lowell. The Harvard College Observatory was informed by telegraph on 13 March

Discovery of Charon _ID=572 Nix and Hydra are the second and third moons of Pluto were discovered in mid 2005
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but the IAU has not ruled on them yet.

Classified originally as a planet, then as an asteroid, and now a Dwarf Planet, Ceres was discovered on 1 January 1801. It was the first of the bodies now classified as Dwarf Planets to be discovered. Thought to consist of a dense core and a mantle of lighter materials. It is thought to have water ice buried under its crust.

All of Plutos Friends Image Credit: M. Mutchler (STScI), A. Stern (SwRI), and the HST Pluto Companion Search Team, ESA, NASA

The NASA mission New Horizons is scheduled to fly by Pluto in 2015 and will hopefully send back more information on this fascinating solar system object. Parenthetically, the reader might be interested to note the advancement in technology between the last two images. The first of the two is a pair of photo negatives from an earth bound telescope and the second is from the Hubble Space telescope. Thirty years of difference, and the difference is dramatic.

Mosaic of Ceres This dwarf is named after the Roman goddess of plants. In Greece it is called Demeter, the Greek goddess of grain and fertility, marriage, and scared law, and for a short time Hera in Germany . In the above image from the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers optimized spatial resolution of the surface of Ceres to try and give us a better idea of what the dwarf looks like. The NASA mission Dawn is scheduled to fly by Ceres in 2015
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Dwarf Planets
In 2006 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) passed a resolution defining what constitutes a planet. 1. The object must orbit the sun 2. The gravity of the object must be capable of pulling the object into a spherical shape. 3. It must have cleared the vicinity of its orbit. Pluto fails in the third condition, and the IAU therefore resolved that Pluto be classified in a new category called Dwarf Planet. Three other objects were classified by the IAU in with Pluto, Ceres, Makemake, and Eris. Several other object are under consideration as Dwarf Planets,

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Discovered on 31 March 2005 and classified as a Dwarf Planet on 11 July 2008. This object is the third largest of the Dwarf Planets. The name comes from the name of the creator of the human race as mythos or religion of the native people of Easter Island. Located more than 6 AUs outside the orbit of Pluto this is the second most distant dwarf planet. It has no known moons, takes 309 earth years to circle the sun and is the third largest of the known Dwarfs.

ame Earth Ceres Pluto Makemake Eris

Diameter (km) 40,000 974 2306 1500 2400

Mass (x1022 kg) 597.36 0.095 1.305 ~0.4 1.67

Orbit Radius (AU) 1 2.77 39.48 45.79 67.67

Orbital period 1 4.6 248 309 557

Dwarf Planet Chart

IN the chart, some of the characteristics of the dwarfs Planets are compared to the earth. Sources:,,,,,,,

Physically the same size as Pluto, as best we can tell, Eris has a slightly larger mass, (it is more dense). It is located further out from the sun than Pluto. Discovered on 21 October 2003, this little lovely was once referred to by the mainstream press as the tenth Planet.

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dance with the bombers in the background. You all helped to make an idea come to life.

Next Focus
Let's get ready for next year now. Anyone interested in special activities and scholarships let me know immediately. We are looking for squadron activity ideas as well. Emergency Services and Aeronautical ratings are our next major focus. I want everyone to be rated and trained in the next couple of months. I will be looking for promotions . Some of us are ready and need to move up. Stay safe, get ready for E.S. and start training. I am very proud of all of you..

Eris and Dysnomia g Eris is named after the Greek goddess Eris, a personification of strife and discord. Dysnomia is the name of the moon that orbits Eris. This moon was discovered in2005 by a team at the Keck Telescopes in Hawaii, and named after the Greek demon of lawlessness, Eris daughter.

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The AAOS defines a strain as "a twist, pull and/or tear of a muscle and/or a tendon" and tendons as "fibrous cords of tissue that attach muscles to bone." Common sites for strains include backs, hamstring muscles in the back of the leg, hands, forearms, and elbows.

In addition to the Unit Citation Airman Gotts has earned the General Hap Arnold Achievement Ribbon, Curry achievement, and the Encampment Ribbon for attending the Mass Wing 2008 Sumer Encampment.

Cadet Parsons Promoted

Cadet Airman Kent Parsons was promoted to Cadet Airman First Class this month.

How They Happen

Acute strains come from a one-time trauma or shortly after overdoing it. Chronic strains result from overuse (repetitive movements over time).

Expect pain, muscle spasms, swelling, limited motion, and muscle weakness. Mild: muscle/tendon is stretched a bit Moderate: muscle/tendon is overstretched and torn a bit Severe: muscle/tendon is ruptured all or part of the way

Treatment for Sprains and Strains

See a doctor for all but minor sprains and strains. Your plan of care may include: RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) therapy for the first 24 to 48 hours to reduce pain and swelling Immobilization and surgery for severe injuries, followed by months of therapy Rehabilitation exercises and activity modification for mild and moderate injuries Working with health care providers to determine when you can return to activities -- length of time to return to full activity levels will vary from weeks to a year Cadet Airman First Class Kent Parsons Hamilton teen C/A1C Kent Parsons is a 7 grade student at the St. Johns in Beverly. Airman Parsons has been a member of the Beverly Composite squadron since March of 2008. Kent says his favorite subjects in school are science and history. When not doing school work or working on Civil Air Patrol advancement, Airman Parsons enjoys Swimming, playing soccer and baseball. His hobbies include astronomy and collecting Fire memorabilia, with the help of his Fire Fighting Father. In addition to the Unit Citation C/Amn Kent Parsons has earned the General Hap Arnold Achievement, and the General J. F. Curry Achievement.

You can't avoid all risks but you can do the following: Stretch daily Eat a healthy diet and keep your weight appropriate Wear shoes that fit properly and replace them when they begin to wear out Condition yourself for the sports you do Warm up before and cool down after activities Bow out of the game or exercise if you are
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Cadet Earns Community Service Award

Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Steven Davidson was promoted to Cadet Chief Master Sergeant this month. Byfield teen C/SMSgt Steven Davidson is a Senior at Saint Johns Preparatory School in Danvers Massachusetts. Sergeant Davidson has been a member of the Civil Air Patrol since November of 2004 and held the staff positions of Cadet Administrative Officer and,
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Flight Commander and is presently the squadrons Cadet First Sergeant. Sergeant Davidson attended encampment in July of 2005.

completed his General Emergency Services training and can now pursue specialized ES training. He is a Junior at Beverly HS. Outside of school and Civil Air Patrol Second Lieutenant Scicchitano enjoys extreme physical training, biking and gaming. He is employed at Heritage Danvers and helps out at the Beverly High School Marine Corps d Junior Reserves Officer Corps program. Cadet 2 Lt. Scicchitano is currently the Cadet Commander for the Beverly Composite Squadron. He was also a flight commander for the 2008 summer Encampment at fort Devens where his flight won the coveted Honor Flight award for the week long activity. In addition to the Unit Citation Cadet 2 Lt. Anthony Scicchitano has earned the General J. F. Curry Achievement, General Hap Arnold Achievement, Mary Feik Achievement, Wright Brothers Achievement, Captain Eddie Rickenbacker Achievement, Charles Lindbergh Achievement, General Jimmy Doolittle Achievement, Dr. Robert H. Goddard Achievement, Neil Armstrong Achievement, Mitchell Award, Red Service Ribbon, Cadet Recruiter Award, the Encampment ribbon (2007) with one clasp (2008), and the VFW Civil Air Patrol NCO Award.

Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Steven Davidson In addition to the Unit Citation C/MSgt Steven Davidson has earned the General J. F. Curry Achievement, General Hap Arnold Achievement, Mary Feik Achievement, Wright Brothers Achievement, Captain Eddie Rickenbacker Achievement, Charles Lindbergh Achievement, Doolittle Achievement, Red Service Ribbon (2), Community Service Ribbon, Cadet Recruiter, one Encampment Award, and the VFW Civil Air Patrol NCO Award.

Cadet Earns Red Service Award

Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Alexander Ortins was awarded the Red Service ribbon for CAP membership of two years.

Cadet Earns Red Service Award

Cadet Second Lieutenant Anthony Scicchitano was awarded the Red Service ribbon for CAP membership of two years.

Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Alexander Ortins Cadet Second Lieutenant Anthony Scicchitano Danvers teen Cadet Second Lieutenant Anthony Scicchitano has been a member of the Civil Air Patrol since July of 2006. Cadet 2d Lt. Scicchitano recently Beverly teen C/SMSgt Alexander Ortins is an Honor Roll freshman at Beverly High School in Beverly Massachusetts where he is also a member of the cross country team and a Private First Class in the Marine
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and volunteer in their communities. For more information on how to get more involved in preparedness activities go to: Civil Air Patrol takes preparedness seriously. We have developed a preparedness survey that I would like as many members as possible to take by the end of National Preparedness Month. It will allow CAP to be better able to compare our personnel to the general population of the United States and also help us develop better preparedness strategies for the future. I have taken it myself and expect it will take most members between 5 and 10 minutes to complete. The national headquarters staff will release the results later this year once they have time to compile and compare the results. Thanks in advance for your time and efforts to better prepare CAP for the future! I'd like to thank you for your outstanding support of National Preparedness Month. Civil Air Patrol members do great things to help their communities every day, and your efforts to help your communities to prepare for emergencies will pay great dividends. Preparedness did not end with the end of National Prepardness Month though. We hope that you have seen throughout this month that preparedness should be a part of what we all do every day. Keep up the relationships that you have established with your partner agencies and organizations. Take the time to review your emergency plans periodically and update your kits. Know what is going on in your community, and get involved to make it a safer place to live. And remember, there are always tools available to you to help you in your preparedness efforts at If you have not completed the survey we announced Friday 26 September 2008, please take a few minutes and complete it today. Survey link: ?ID=32 Note: If you receive a site security warning when trying to access the survey, it is likely because you do not have the DoD Root Certificates installed on your computer. Most computers do not have them pre-installed. More information and directions for how to download and install

the certificate are available at: AMY S. COURTER Major General, CAP National Commander

Reports Due
James M. McIntosh, Major CAP Administration Officer

The following reports are due NLT October 10 to Wing Headquarters. Monthly Unit Safety Report (SE) MWF 2-17 A/C Report & NER Flight Log (DOO/FMM) CAPF 99, Flight Release Log (SD, DO) MWF 73, Vehicle Inspection (LGT) Quicken RPT 173-2, Quarterly Finance (FM) Quarterly Public Affairs (PA) Flight Release Officer Roster (DO) MWF 15-3, DDR report (DDR) The following reports are due NLT November 10 to Wing Headquarters. Monthly Unit Safety Report (SE) MWF 2-17 A/C Report & NER Flight Log (DOO/FMM) CAPF 99, Flight Release Log (SD, DO) MWF 73, Vehicle Inspection (LGT) A reminder that any reports that are to be submitted to Wing HQ, especially by the Responsible Department and IS NOT mailed through the Squadron Admin Office, a copy must be submitted to Administration for our records.

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Please join me in supporting these two cadets in this new cadet venture, Im expecting all members of the squadron, senior and cadets alike to do whatever it takes to make this cadet activity a success.

extremely tired or in pain Remove fall hazards at home

On the Road Again

Sprains and strains are common injuries for both amateur and professional athletes. Ironically, you can also get injured just walking from your car to your front door. But if you follow your doctor's instructions after an injury and practice prevention, maybe you'll find the road a little smoother. This article was taken from, author, Trina Lambert

Hanger Dance
The dance is over, the bandstand taken apart, the pictures of revelers cropping up all over the pace. Now we are gathering data on what went right, and what went wrong with this activity. The reason is, and this is nd a secret, there will be a 2 annual Beverly Squadron WWII Hanger Dance Fundraiser next year. I sent out questionnaires to all the seniors and parent looking for feedback. I will collect these, compile the answers and report to the commander and the dance committee. The goal is to make next year even better than this year. If you got one, please fill it out and send it to me, I have 5 Seniors and two parents so far and looking for more. If you didnt get a questionnaire, just email me at and tell me what worked and what didnt. You dont have to solve the problem, just tell us where the problems were. Feel free to give all the advice you can come up with.

Oct 2008 Squadron Stats

Cadets 2 1 22 3 0 X X X X Seniors 0 2 32 0 0 24 12 5 3 Promotions New Members Current Membership Awards ES Quals Specialty - Enrolled * Specialty - Technician * Specialty - Senior * Specialty - Master *

Thanks A Million
Once again I am indebted to the Officers of the Beverly Composite Squadron for terrific job they do every month providing the information that you all read in these pages. There is no way I could more than two or three pages by myself. I do hope that the information that is coming your way in useful, interesting, and worth the time both writing it and reading it. Thanks, guys!

0 Mission callouts, 0 Missions, 0 Finds * Only active seniors tabulated

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Have the chimney and flue inspected by a qualified mason prior to use. Cracks in the flue or mortar joints can allow flames and heated gases to extend into the structure.

The Search would continue as each find we eliminated. Rumors few, speculation ran wild as the search teams concentrated on finding the missing man.

Proper Use
Most chimney fires occur due to a build-up of creosote, a tarry by-product of burning wood. Have your chimney flue cleaned before each heating season. Burn only dry, well-seasoned, hardwood to reduce creosote accumulation. Do not use flammable liquids to start the fire. Never leave children unattended near the stove. Check that the damper is open before lighting the fire. Failure to do so can result in an accumulation of smoke and carbon monoxide within the home. Do not close the damper before the fire has died out and the embers are cold. Use a fireplace screen to prevent flying sparks and embers from falling out onto the floor. Install and maintain smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to provide protection for your family.

Bellanca Super Decathlon

It is not known if the CAP particiated in this latest search, alllthough the organization did fly an extensive number of hours during the initial search. The authorities have indicated that the remains of Steve Fosset have not been located but that the severity of the impact would have been impossible for him to have survived. The wreckage of the airplane has been moved to a warehouse so the NTSB can continue to investigate the crash. Several bone fragments were sent to a lab to determine if they belong to Fossett. Snow falling in the area stoped further searching, and authorities believe that it will be next summer before more searching can be safely conducted in the area.

Proper Ash Disposal

Ashes cleaned out from the stove or fireplace should be shoveled into a metal bucket with a metal lid, placed outside, on the ground, away from the building, to prevent fires. Do not place ashes into a paper bag or cardboard box. Ashes and embers can stay hot for days and ignite combustibles.

Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Alarms

Carbon monoxide alarms are required now in all homes with chimneys or woodstoves. Install one on every habitable level and no more than 10 feet from every bedroom door. Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of your home, at the bottom of every stairwell and outside each sleeping area.

Sources: AP, Wikipedia,, and CNN

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One of the first opportunities you will have with your newly minted certificate is to attend one of the many National Cadet Special Activities (NCSAs) where you can spend a week (or more) exploring Aerospace & Aviation, Air Force, Technology and Leadership Careers. In 2008 there were more than 30 different NCSAs provided for our CAP cadets, too many to list all in this section, but here is a brief list for you to consider: Aerospace & Aviation Careers: 1) Aircraft Manufacturing & Maintenance Academy Cessna Aircraft Company Independence KS 2) National Blue Beret EAA Air Venture Oshkosh WI Air Force Careers: 1) Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Familiarization Course Columbus AFB, MS 2) Air Force Pararescue Orientation Course Kirkland AFB, NM Technology Careers: 1) Aerospace Education Academy Oshkosh, WI 2) Engineering & Technology Academy Auburn University, Auburn AL Leadership Careers: 1) Cadet Officer School Maxwell AFB, AL 2) International Air Cadet Exchange World Wide Remember this is just a short list of NCSAs that were offered in 2008. For a complete list and detailed information on what the courses covered, go to under members and click on Cadet Programs NCSAs are normally announced in November of each year. In 2007, there were some adjustments made to the selection process for National Activities. With more than 3000 applicants for approximately 1200 activity slots, a point system was developed to provide an objective scoring system. The points are assigned based on age, achievement (Wright Brothers, Mitchell etc.) Longevity in the program and prior activities (points for those never attending a National Activity and lower for higher those who have attended). The application process is to review the activities for the year as published by National HQ (normally around November 1 of the year proceeding the year of the

activity (example for 2009 summer activities the list should be released around Nov 1, 2008). This list will be found on the National Web site under Cadet Programs / National Activities. Once you have determined any activity you would like to participate in (more than 1 can be applied for), you will apply via E-Services (under the members tab on the National Web site). Application normally can be made between December 1 and January 15 (1 Dec 08 to 15 Jan 09). It is best to submit your application as early as possible as in the past the more popular activities get swamped early on. Traditionally Massachusetts Wing holds activity review boards and I would expect that for the 2009 activities, this will also hold true. Normally the review boards will be held between Jan 16 and Feb 15 of the year of the activity. Between Feb 16 and Feb 28 National HQ, will slot cadets (based on the point system noted above) and then announce those cadets slotted (selected for the activities) on the National Web Site by Mar 1. Cadets will th be required to pay the activity fee by 15 of April. (Please note all dates are based on the 2008 Activities. Dates may not be accurate and should be confirmed at the NCSA web page ( Yes there is a possibility that you may not receive an initial slot at one of the activities. Do not let this prevent you from applying, some cadets over apply and then decide not to go. If you are on a wait list you might get a gift in March or April. National Activities are a great way to meet other cadets from units located around the US, Puerto Rico and international locations where you could make new friends with like interests. As well do not forget that you can also apply for and possibly be chosen as one of the Massachusetts Wing 2009 (and on) Encampment Cadet Staff members, a great way to expand your leadership practical training. You can always speak with C/2Lt. Scicchitano and C/CMSGT Condon (through proper chain of command) about their experience as Cadet Leaders at the 2008 summer encampment, who I am sure will tell you it was a great experience and one that will be remembered for years to come.

WWII Hangar Dance Wings of Freedom I would like to take this time to thank the parents of our cadets who volunteered to help out at our first annual WWII Hangar Dance and Fundraiser. Because of your assistance the dance was a huge success. Thank you for your dedication to our program, our cadets, and our unit. I would also like to thank every one of our cadet members, those who assisted at the dance and during the two days of the Wings of Freedom event. We know it

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JROTC program. When not busy with school work, Civil

Air Patrol or JROTC advancement, C/SMSgt. Ortins enjoys paintball. C/SMSgt Ortins has been a member of the Civil Air Patrol since July of 2006, and is currently the squadrons Echo Flight Commander." Beyond Civil Air Patrol, becoming a plebe at the US Military Academy, West Point is a goal Sergeant Ortins has set for himself. In addition to the Unit Citation C/SMSgt Alexander Ortins has earned the General J. F. Curry Achievement, General Hap Arnold Achievement, Mary Feik Achievement, Wright Brothers Achievement, Captain Eddie Rickenbacker Achievement, Charles Lindbergh Achievement, Doolittle Achievement, an Encampment ribbon (2008) and the VFW Civil Air Patrol NCO Award.

was a very long day and weekend for everyone. Your dedication, enthusiasm, energy and drive were an inspiration to all of our Senior Staff. Your contribution has ensured the longevity of our unit at its present location as well as continued induction of new cadet members. Many of you came to our unit from the Wings of Freedom show in 2007. I have already been contacted by several prospective cadets and parents from this years event and it has only been one day! 2008 will be no different. I would also like to mention that during the two days I had been approached by other youth organizations, teachers and the general public on how professional all of you conducted your selves. My Hat goes off to you all!

There were no senior promotions this month, again, once more, as for the past several months.
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For the November Eagle Eye
Columns 2 November 2008
DCS, DCC, Safety Officer, Professional Development Officer, AEO, ESO, FO, and of course from the Squadron Commander.

News stories 9 November 2008 Promotions, Missions and other late breaking material.

reminder, achievements and tasks to track these requirements are now available in Ops Quals. Training is entered and validated at the unit level, and, once validated, will automatically post to a member's 101 card for tracking purposes. Most training is available online at (Note: These are DHS online courses, and do not automatically post to Ops Quals.) ICS 300 and 400 training must be completed in residence so members needing this training should try to complete training sooner rather than later so they are sure they meet published deadlines. Please visit these web sites and at the least complete IS 700, ASAP


Also check the chart below and plan your training accordingly!!!!

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Nancy Davidson Byfield Bradley Dill - Lynn


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debris) can be picked up by the prop wash and WHACK, right into the eye. Wind blown dust and dirt, it can go anywhere. Proper safety glasses, wrap around side shield could be a great investment. It might be the best idea of equipment that is added to our field gear. For those of us who wear prescription safety glasses, there are styles available that will fit over our regular glasses. And the reasons for wearing eye protection are endless. Prevent Blindness America recommends that athletes wear sports eyeguards when participating in sports. Prescription glasses, sunglasses and even occupational safety glasses do not provide adequate protection. Sports eyeguards come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Eyeguards designed for use in racquet sports are now commonly used for basketball and soccer and in combination with helmets in football, hockey and baseball. The eyeguards you choose should fit securely and comfortably and allow the use of a helmet if necessary. Expect to spend between $20 and $40 for a pair of regular eyeguards and $60 or more for eyeguards with prescription lenses. The following guidelines can help you find a pair of eyeguards right for you: If you wear prescription glasses, ask your eye doctor to fit you for prescription eyeguards. If you're a monocular athlete (a person with only one eye that sees well), ask your eye doctor what sports you can safely participate in. Monocular athletes should always wear sports eyeguards. Buy eyeguards at sports specialty stores or optical stores. At the sports store, ask for a sales representative who's familiar with eye protectors to help you. Don't buy sports eyeguards without lenses. Only "lensed" protectors are recommended for sports use. Make sure the lenses either stay in place or pop outward in the event of an accident. Lenses that pop in against your eyes can be very dangerous. Fogging of the lenses can be a problem when you're active. Some eyeguards are available with anti-fog coating. Others have side vents for additional ventilation. Try on different types to determine which is most

comfortable for you. Check the packaging to see if the eye protector you select has been tested for sports use. Also check to see that the eye protector is made of polycarbonate material. Polycarbonate eyeguards are the most impact resistant. Sports eyeguards should be padded or cushioned along the brow and bridge of the nose. Padding will prevent the eyeguards from cutting your skin. Try on the eye protector to determine if it's the right size. Adjust the strap and make sure it's not too tight or too loose. If you purchased your eyeguards at an optical store, an optical representative can help you adjust the eye protector for a comfortable fit. Until you get used to wearing a pair of eyeguards, it may feel strange, but bear with it! It's a lot more comfortable than an eye injury.

Service Members
SGT. Aaron Cuscuna C-Trp 2-1 Cav FOB Warhorse APO AE09336

The Magnet

US Post Office Cadet Kelly Buck P.O. Box 0736 West Point, NY 10997

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Oddball File
By Andrew W. Buck, Captain CAP
Assistant Aerospace Education Officer

approaching an assigned task. Take a few minutes to reevaluate a task before wasting time and energy trying to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Use your brain before you use your head.

The Complaining Trap

In 1944, the obscure American airplane manufacturer Cornelius Aircraft Corporation of Dayton Ohio designed one of the oddest aircraft ever to fly, the XFG-1 fuel transport glider, which was an unpowered fuel tanker with forward-swept wings.

As an effective follower, your job is to make the squadron work in spite of good or poor leadership. Complaining about policies and poor leadership is very easy and natural for us to do. Think about the offshoot of your complaints. By complaining about decisions and leadership, you undermine the chain-of-command. Instead of complaining, find creative ways to make the situation better. Keep in mind that complainers can sink the morale in a squadron very quickly.

CAP Core Values

The CAP Core Values are the bedrock to a trusting environment. Lip service to them will do nothing but undermine the mission of the individual units and the entire Civil Air Patrol. Applying these values in your everyday life is a personal thing. You cant force them on anyone, and youll eventually be able to spot a fraud. Having a personal mission statement that you can refer to throughout your life will help you incorporate these values in your lifestyle and increase your effectiveness as a dynamic follower. OPR: CAP HQ/ET Last Revised 03/07/00

Cornelius XFG-1 photo: Earl Ware

The Fuel glider was designed to carry 764 gallons of fuel and be towed behind a powered aircraft for long-distance flights. Only two of the ugly-looking craft were built by Spartan Aircraft Corp of Tulsa OK for Cornelius.

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Cornelius XFG-1
Work on this project was cancelled by the end of the war. This glider is often confused with the Eberhardt XFG-1 experimental fighter design from 1927 because the army reused the FXG designation. Sources

has been publically available for months (Captain Heusser highlighted the memo from General Courter in the May issue of the Eagle Eye). Everyone in ES should take ICS700 before December 31.

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Let us feed your herd.
Chick-fil-A is open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chick-fil-A is anywhere you are. Online ordering available at: Any occasion. Anywhere! Let Chick-fil-A be a part of your community, organization or next event. For more information contact Bill Minton our Marketing Director at (978) 766-8317 or email him at Northshore Mall Peabody

And remember to Eat Mor Chikin.

Moose Miniatures
Need to keep those restless fingers busy? Stop by Moose Miniatures 160 Newburyport Tpke in Rowley Mass and purchase a high quality model kit. Moose is located next door to the Agawam Diner on the corner of Routes 113 and 1 in Rowley Massachusetts.

Wanted - Cell Phones

Used cell phones to recycle into calling cards for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan See Captain Buck.

Something Different Cafe

Hungry? stop into the Something Different Cafe located at Beverly Airport East side, Tuesday - Sunday 7 AM to 2PM. Also opening Friday and Saturday nights starting Later this June.

Fund raising ideas. The best ideas include someone willing to run the fundraiser. All fundraisers must comply with all local, state, federal laws and the regulations of the Civil Air Patrol. Anyone with an idea, best or other wise should contact Major Thomas Lyons any Wednesday night at the squadron HQ. You can also reply to the Eagle eye, and we will see to it that your idea gets to the Major

The current Eagle Eye Newsletter (circulation 174 ) ad rates per issue, payable in advance: Cadets Seniors Commercial 50 words or less $1.00 $3.00 $10.00 51 to 100 words $2.00 $5.00 $20.00 Picture or artwork $1.00 $3.00 $10.00 All money made from the newsletter will go into the general fund for the Beverly Composite Squadron. All ads must be approved by the Squadron Commander. Ad copy must be received before the 15th of each month to be included in the following issue. Thank you for helping support the Beverly Composite Squadron.

Links or references to individuals, businesses or companies does not constitute an endorsement of any information, product or service you may receive from such sources. The Eagle Eye reserves the right to not publish any ad submission.
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Squadron Calendar
Night 15 October 08 22 October 08 29 October 08 5 November 08 12 November 08 Uniform BDU Blues Civvies Blues BDU Cadets ES Review Boards, Leadership Training AE, Moral Leadership Testing, PT Seniors TBD ES Staff Meeting TBD All

Commanders Night Out Promotions & Awards Safety Briefing

Special Events
Date 13 Oct 2008 18 & 19 Oct 2008 1 -2 Nov 2008 10 Nov 2008 22 & 23 Nov 2008 27 Nov 2008 OIC Major Lyons TBD Major Beldon Major Lyons TBD ALL Event Airport commission meeting SAREX SLS Westover ARB Airport commission meeting SAREX Thanksgiving Day 56 L.P. Henderson Rd Beverly, Ma. 01915

Beverly Composite Squadron Headquarters Beverly Municipal Airport

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