The Talon of the Lone Eagle Composite Squadron, NJ Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Vol. 08, Issue 2
Commander: Major Will McLain V Deputy Commander for Seniors: Lt Col Howard Leach Deputy Commander for Cadets: Capt Alan E. Wegner Cadet Commander: C/2nd Lt Arthur (AJ) Herring Public Affairs & Editor: Lt Col Howard Leach

Apr – Jun 2008

Squadron Commander’s Comments
As we head into a busy summer, I want to focus your attention for a moment on spring 2008. It's been our pleasure to support various community events including the Morris Plains Memorial Day Parade, the Memorial Day ceremonies in Peapack-Gladstone and Long Valley, and the annual Miles for Matheny Fundraising event by running the parking and bus transportation activities. Please read on about our C-130 flight organized by 1Lt Greg Skinner and our robust Aerospace Education program, headed by 1Lt Dave Simpson. My thanks go out to all our squadron's senior officers and cadets for all their hard work in making Lone Eagle a success. Semper vigilans, Major Will McLain V, Commander

Congratulations to the following Cadets on their promotions this quarter
Cadet Flintcroft, Derrick Kiss, Steven Lichtig, Brendon Petty, Reid Rotar, Clayton Sayil, Alan Stark, Evan Wilder, Mike Promoted to C/CMSgt C/Amn C/MSgt C/TSgt nd 2 Lt C/SrA C/SrA C/SSgt Achievement, ** Milestone Armstrong Curry Lindbergh Rickenbacker Billy Mitchell Feik Feik Wright Bros **

Squadron Goals for 2008 (suggested – can be modified per request)
Squadron: Continue to attract new members. Increase emphasis on Emergency Services training and mission support. Develop squadron website and history DVD. Continue support for community events. Continue to work on making Lone Eagle the premier squadron in the NJ Wing. Individual Goals: Seniors: Accomplish next achievement levels within assigned positions. Cadets: Achieve promotions within time limits, increase participation on Quarterly Talon.

A Publication by and of the members of the Lone Eagle Composite Squadron Located at the Scout Cabin, Corner of Park & Lackawanna Avenues Borough of Peapack & Gladstone, NJ Meeting regularly on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:15 P.M. For more information, please contact the Squadron Commander at (908)-441-2146.

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The Talon of the Lone Eagle Composite Squadron, NJ Wing, Civil Air Patrol
Vol. 08, Issue 2 Apr – Jun 2008

Congratulations to 2nd Lt Brent Petty
Senior member 2nd Lt Brent Petty was recognize with his new rank at our April 16th meeting.

On April 13th, field trip to the USMC VMGR-452 Squadron at Stewart Int’l Airport, NY
The following was written by C/2nd Lt Clayton Rotar and C/SSgt Petty. Photo on right taken by Senior Member Mark Sayil. Thanks to the efforts of Lone Eagle senior member 1st Lt Greg Skinner, members of the Lone Eagle and Curtiss-Wright composite squadrons were able to experience an orientation flight aboard a C-130 Hercules refueling aircraft as guests of the USMC VMGR452 squadron. After a mission briefing, Lone Eagle participants departed Peapack-Gladstone at 0845, and after rendezvousing with CurtissWright participants, arrived at the Air National Guard facility at Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, NY at 1015 hours. Before the orientation flight, USMC Capt. Martinez and USMC Sgt. Holbrook conducted a briefing to include a short movie plus question & answer session. Some of the key facts reviewed include: * The primary mission of the C-130 is the tactical refueling of USMC fighter jets and helicopters. * Other C-130 missions include transport, search & rescue and battlefield illumination. * The C-130 has a base capacity to carry 60,000 lbs of fuel, and can carry up to 85,000 lbs of fuel with an added fuselage tank.
A Publication by and of the members of the Lone Eagle Composite Squadron Located at the Scout Cabin, Corner of Park & Lackawanna Avenues Borough of Peapack & Gladstone, NJ Meeting regularly on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:15 P.M. For more information, please contact the Squadron Commander at (908)-441-2146.

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The Talon of the Lone Eagle Composite Squadron, NJ Wing, Civil Air Patrol
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* The C-130 can land on an airstrip as small as 3,000 feet long and 160 feet wide. * While on the ground, the C-130 can conduct the Rapid Ground Refueling (RGP) of up to four helicopters at a time. * Flight planning considers that the C-130 burns 6,000 lbs of fuel per hour and should return to base with at least 12,000 lbs of fuel. After the briefing, Capt. Martinez and Sgt. Holbrook conducted a tour of a C-130 in the ANG hanger facility, and then escorted all CAP personnel out onto the airfield to the C-130 orientation aircraft. While on the airfield, participants spotted two USAF C-5 transport planes. During the 50 minute orientation flight, our journey took us east into CT, north and west through MA and back into NY, and then south to Newburgh. All orientation flight participants were able to spend time in the cockpit to observe flight operations, and C/CMSgt Brookes was able to remain in the cockpit during landing. It was really a great day and a very special experience, so thanks again to senior member 1st Lt Greg Skinner!

On April 20th, the Squadron supported Miles for Matheny Shown on the bridge at Park Ave, next to Liberty Park, are left to right C/SrA Mike Wilder, C/2nd Lt John Skinner, C/CMSgt Scott Brookes of Long Valley, C/CMSgt Kyle O’Connor, and C/CMSgt Derrick Flintcroft. They were among members supporting the 11th annual Miles for Matheny fund raiser with crowd control at the rail-road crossing and bus stops and with monitoring and directing parking. Miles for Matheny supports the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry which provides outpatient services to people with disabilities in 12 New Jersey counties.
A Publication by and of the members of the Lone Eagle Composite Squadron Located at the Scout Cabin, Corner of Park & Lackawanna Avenues Borough of Peapack & Gladstone, NJ Meeting regularly on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:15 P.M. For more information, please contact the Squadron Commander at (908)-441-2146.

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On April 23th, an AE class was conducted on model helicopter flying
1st Lt David Simpson is shown with cadets watching the model helicopter as C/Amn Evan Stark navigates it just above the heads of cadets on the right. See the yellow color of the helicopter fuselage above and to the right of C/CMSgt Flintcroft’s head.

On April 24th, Keith Ferris, celebrated aviation artist for 60 years gives career talk to Shooting Star AFA Chapter
Left to right: Major Will McLain V, Lone Eagle Composite Squadron Commander, Cadet/ Lt Col Stephen Rogacki, Curtiss-Wright Composite Squadron, Keith Ferris, celebrated aviation artist for 60 years, of st Morris Plains, NJ, Lt Col Howard Leach, and 1 Lt Stan Rogacki, Commander, Curtiss-Wright Composite Squadron At a recent Air Force Association meeting, Keith Ferris, aviation artist for 60 years, presented photos of his life and career starting with his early childhood pictures as the son of an Army Air Corps pilot serving from 1925 to 1955. Although he intended to follow in his father’s footsteps, he was prevented by allergies and instead, in order to stay close to military aviation, started a career as an artist with the Air Force’s Training Publication Unit, Randolph AFB, Texas. Since 1960, as a member of the Air Force Art Program within the Society of Illustrators, he has flown in almost every jet aircraft type in the US Air Force, not only within the US, but around the world. In addition to other work, he annually donates six weeks of his time to the Air Force plus his 60 major paintings in the Air Force Art Collection. Two of his outstanding works of art are the 25 foot by 75 foot B-17 and the 20 foot by 75 foot Jet Aviation murals located in the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC. To learn more about Keith Ferris, go to: www. keithferrisart.com .

A Publication by and of the members of the Lone Eagle Composite Squadron Located at the Scout Cabin, Corner of Park & Lackawanna Avenues Borough of Peapack & Gladstone, NJ Meeting regularly on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:15 P.M. For more information, please contact the Squadron Commander at (908)-441-2146.

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On May 24th, members marched in the 22nd Annual Morris Plains, NJ, Memorial Day Parade This parade, the largest in Morris County, consisted of 12 bands, about 100 units, and a flyover of three passes by three Pitts Special biplanes from Chapter 52 of the International Aerobatic Cub.

The parade was preceded with a Memorial Service at 9:00 A.M. in Roberts Garden located at the intersection of Mountain Way and Glenbrook Road. The Parade started immediately afterwards at about 9:30 A.M. and ended at the VFW Post 3401, Route 53, with refreshments. Note, Major Will McLain, Commander, is driving the CAP Van behind our marching unit for added publicity. On May 26th, the Squadron supported PeapackGladstone Memorial Day Service At the Memorial Day service at Peapack-Gladstone, NJ, members of the Lone Eagle Composite Squadron provided the color guard and other support. The service was led by Chief Greg Skinner, Peapack-Gladstone Police Department, also 1st Lt, CAP, and featured Chief Master Sergeant Karl R. Deutsch, USAF, Installations and Mission Support Chief Enlisted Manager and the Civil Engineer Functional Manager, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base VA. L-R: C/CMSgt Scott Brookes, C/2nd Lt Arthur (AJ) Herring, C/2nd Lt Clayton Rotar, and C/TSgt Reid Petty
A Publication by and of the members of the Lone Eagle Composite Squadron Located at the Scout Cabin, Corner of Park & Lackawanna Avenues Borough of Peapack & Gladstone, NJ Meeting regularly on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:15 P.M. For more information, please contact the Squadron Commander at (908)-441-2146.

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Chief Master Sergeant Karl R. Deutsch, USAF, gave a very memorable talk about why we celebrate Memorial Day. He was born in Peapack, NJ, graduated from Bernards High School in 1980, and entered the Air Force in the following September. After almost 28 years of service, Chief Master Sergeant Karl R. Deutsch is now responsible for developing and implementing enlisted policy and guidance for the Air Combat Command, USAF, civil engineering, security forces, and contracting functions. He directs assignment actions for more than 5,800 enlisted personnel and controls manning levels at 16 bases within the Air Force Central Command and South America. Chief Deutsch works directly with field commanders and their Director of Personnel on matters pertaining to enlisted manpower. He serves as the Air Combat Command’s technical expert for civil engineering force management as its representative on the Air Force Civil Engineer Chief Master Sergeant Council and on various Air Force level conferences on enlisted training, morale and career issues. L-R: Chief Greg Skinner, Peapack-Gladstone Police Department, also 1st Lt, CAP, with members of the Lone Eagle Composite Squadron surrounding Chief Master Sergeant Karl R. Deutsch, speaker, at his hometown on Memorial Day. On May 29th, Major Will McLain receives check from IBM
Based on Lt Col Howard Leach’s volunteer efforts with the Lone Eagle Composite Squadron, IBM gave an On Demand Community program grant of $1,000.00 toward a squadron project. IBM has a partnership with the Corporation for National Community Service and The USA Freedom Corps to support volunteer community service. He is one of more than 100,000 IBMers and retirees volunteering through IBM’s On Demand Community program around the world.

A Publication by and of the members of the Lone Eagle Composite Squadron Located at the Scout Cabin, Corner of Park & Lackawanna Avenues Borough of Peapack & Gladstone, NJ Meeting regularly on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:15 P.M. For more information, please contact the Squadron Commander at (908)-441-2146.

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The Talon of the Lone Eagle Composite Squadron, NJ Wing, Civil Air Patrol
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On June 25th, AE class demonstrated a model UAV surveillance capability The goal was to provide participants with experience in ground monitoring and flight training similar to actual UAV operations in a low-cost/high fidelity way. Shown below is 1st Lt Simpson preparing the model R/C UAV with a battery for powering the propeller motor and the remote video camera. On the right, he is controlling the model in flight.

A team of R/C fliers pilot a low-cost, battery powered, radio controlled airplane with a miniature wireless video camera over a ball field in which various targets have been arranged while a separate ground monitoring team attempts to identify and record the locations of the targets on the field from the live, aerial pictures. On left is shown the model R/C UAV in flight and on the right, the ground monitoring team is viewing the UAV video on the TV Monitor. Note you can see part of the blue oval track on the screen. The ground team has an aerial map, lower right, from which they can relate the position of objects shown from the R/C UAV camera with the ground terrain. Also, note that radio contact is being maintained between the flight and the ground teams.
A Publication by and of the members of the Lone Eagle Composite Squadron Located at the Scout Cabin, Corner of Park & Lackawanna Avenues Borough of Peapack & Gladstone, NJ Meeting regularly on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:15 P.M. For more information, please contact the Squadron Commander at (908)-441-2146.

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On June 26th, Lt Col Leach receives check from AFA Chapter 195 Arthur Raymond Brooks Scholarship Fund Shown left to right are Lt Col Howard Leach receiving a check for $500.00 from Col Amos Chalif, USAF, ret, Treasurer, AFA Chapter 195, and former WWII B-17 Bombardier. AFA Chapter 195 is also known as the ‘Shooting Star Chapter’ based on an emblem used on a WWI aircraft flown by a famous aviator show below. The donation comes from money donated to the Arthur Raymond Brooks Scholarship Fund. It’s named after Capt Arthur Raymond Brooks, U.S. Army Air Service, a famous former member of Chapter 195 and, according to Wikipedia, was a World War I flying ace credited with shooting down six enemy aircraft while flying the SPAD XIII C.1. Capt Brooks is one of the pilots featured in the series Dogfights presented by The History Channel, Season 2, Episode 7 titled "The First Dogfighters" which credited him as one of a group of World War I fighter pilots who invented aerial dogfighting. To read more, go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Raymond_B rooks Brooks also participated in early endeavors to commercialize aviation by starting an airline business that eventually became Eastern Airlines. Later in his career, he was a pioneer in the development of radio navigational aids and air-to-ground communications during his work with Bell Labs at Hadley Field, New Jersey. T he above picture is taken from the National Air And Space Archives, Arthur Raymond Brooks Collection, by Mark Kahn, at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. To read more, go to: http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/findaids/pdf/Arthur_Raymond_Brooks_Collection _Finding_Aid.pdf
A Publication by and of the members of the Lone Eagle Composite Squadron Located at the Scout Cabin, Corner of Park & Lackawanna Avenues Borough of Peapack & Gladstone, NJ Meeting regularly on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:15 P.M. For more information, please contact the Squadron Commander at (908)-441-2146.

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