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Flight Log Pell City Composite Squadron 118—Alabama Wing Civil Air Patrol Volume 1, No. 1 August
Flight Log
Pell City Composite Squadron 118—Alabama Wing Civil Air Patrol
Volume 1, No. 1
August 2010
Inside this issue:
“Commander’s Corner”
Commander‟s
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Corner
Calendar of
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Events
Safety Corner
3
CAP Trivia
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and I attended the Unit
Commanders Course. There
were Squadron Commanders
and Deputy Commanders from
across the Wing. Discussions
were focused on ideas and
concepts to make the
Squadrons more efficient and
effective.
Iron Man
5
Volunteer
4
Professional Development is
a topic we don‟t usually like
Wing Corner
5
to discuss. It conjures up
images of management
books, boring slide shows
Civil Air Patrol, also provide
a quality learning experi-
ence. They teach the past
and present of the CAP.
Emergency
5
They focus on
concepts
Services
Cadet Corner
6
and endless lectures on
management theory. Most
people, even the brave ones,
cringe and hide when you
began to discuss
We saw at least 15 people
from AL-118. We saw Cadets
and Officers, Air Crew and
Ground Team members, new
members and highly tenured
members. What we all had in
common was we were there to
and trends in our
organization. They allow the
opportunity to network with
try to learn more about what
works, what isn‟t working, and
how to make our Squadron
What You Are
Doing
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Professional Development.
other people trying to do the
same job. They provide an
opportunity for our Leaders
more
efficient and effective in
achieving our mission. I would
Professional Development is
required in every career. No
Standards and
Evaluations
Did You Know
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matter which profession you
enter there is required
Professional Development.
These classes are designed
to make you better at what
you do by understanding the
to present their vision. They
are an excellent source of
information.
like to thank and commend
everyone who attended these
courses.
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We just completed the Pro-
fessional Development
Professional
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Development
history of your chosen field.
They teach current and
expected trends of the
organization. They look at
weekend hosted on the 117
ANG Base in Birmingham.
Many
people spent a lot of
time to provide a quality
Promotions and
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Pictures
where you are and where
you want to be. Imagine, on
your job, if you never had to
attend any classes from the
time you began work until
you retired. Would you be
effective? Would you be
safe? Could you carry out
your mission? I believe that
the answer to all these
questions is no.
learning experience. The
classes
offered were:
SLS
Squadron Leadership
In the coming weeks, we will
have meetings to evaluate our
current operations and discuss
some of the ideas that we
picked up at these classes.
We are doing a great job. Our
activities are successful.
However, I am sure that there
are several areas in which we
could improve our operations.
Don‟t be surprised if you see
some new ideas. The Only
Constant is Change.
Jim Gosnell, Commander
These classes, while
required for promotion in the
School
CLC Corporate Learning
Course
UCC Unit Commanders
Course
Captain Jon Garlick D/C/S
Remember: Our SUI will be
in January 2011
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Flight Log
Calendar of Events—August 2010
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Great Lakes
Cadet Meeting
1800
- 2030
Region
RCLS Camp
Atterbury
PT—Lakeside Park
and Pell City
Community Center
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Happy
Cadet & Senior
Senior &
Cadet
Meeting
Birthday
Planning Meeting
1800
- 2030
Cadet
Happy
Birthday
1Lt Greg Turley
Rachel
CHEAHA
Homeschool Open
House –
Camp Lee
1800 – 2000
Cadet recruiting
AL Wing staff
Mtg. 9 a.m.
Shurbutt
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Cadet Meeting
1800
- 2030
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27
28
Cadet & Senior
Newsletter
Meeting
Deadline
1800
- 2030
Happy
Birthday
Capt.
Brenda Iddins
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Notes:
Happy
Birthday
SM David
Taylor
SAFETY CORNER . Page 3 Communication. Webster defines it as “a process by which information is
SAFETY CORNER
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Page 3
Communication. Webster defines it as “a process by which information is exchanged
REMINDER:
between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior
”.
I could not
have said it better myself. Why does it seem so hard at times? An example could be that
my wife, while reading the Lifestyle portion of the newspaper says “Delores Hydock is
having a show at this place on such and such”. I may be reading the Sports page and re-
spond “that sounds good”. Her expectation is that we are going to the show on that date
and when I am making burgers to cook outside and she is dressed to go out, she doesn‟t
understand how I missed out on our “agreement” to attend the show.
Read the newsletter
and receive a Safety
Briefing Credit.
Please email
Ron Harlan at
reh1685@aol.com
I wish that I could say that this example was hypothetical and bore no resemblance to real
life but, it really does, and not just to husband and wife miscommunications. Just this
month, we had an AOPA video and quiz on controller to pilot communications and how the
new procedures have altered the expectations of the “common system of symbols, signs, or
behavior”. The FAA has analyzed a lot of ground incursion type incidents and has
determined that the way that they have been giving instructions to pilots may have contrib-
uted to the increase in “runway incursions” that have plagued general aviation and
commercial aviation as well. As Cool Hand Luke may have described it, “we have a failure
to communicate”. As all of you know, it is really, really rare for the FAA to admit that it con-
tributed to anything negative. It is almost always “pilot error”, in their view, when bad things
CAP
happen. So we really need to pay attention to them when they are willing to change their
procedures to help us understand the instructions better and, hopefully, avoid all those
TRIVIA
embarrassing plane to plane “incursions”. The basic change is that controllers will no longer
give you a “taxi to runway xx” clearance whereby you were cleared to cross all runways
enroute to your destination except the one you were cleared to. The wording has been
changed to something like this; “CAP 161, runway 6, taxi via Charley, Alpha, and Foxtrot,
hold short of runway 36”. Maybe it doesn‟t seem like a big change but when you are
―What symbol
illustrated CAP’s
expecting to hear something different, in a different format, it can lead to confusion. If you
original
missed the meeting where the “Runway Safety” quiz was discussed, you can go to the
www.asf.org web site and take it on your own. It has the latest updates on the new
terminology that the FAA will be using.
connection with
Another example of “communication” could be found in a relatively benign flight plan that
Civil Defense?‖
requires you to pass through the BHM class C airspace. Say that you call BHM approach
and request flight following as you traverse the regulated airspace. In your initial call to
BHM approach, you receive this response; “aircraft calling BHM, standby”. Obviously, the
Be the first to
email the correct
controller is busy and wants you to wait a moment. Since the controller did not state your
aircraft identification, you do not have two-way communication. You can not enter the class
answer and
C airspace since doing so specifically requires that you establish “two way
communications”.
receive
By the time you read this, Donnie Todd will have already conducted the first of three
recognition!
training sessions on ATC/Aircrew communications. God willing, I will have attended the
session at BHM. If you happened to have missed this one, there will be two other sessions
Send your
at
Montgomery and at Huntsville on later dates. The ALWG must think that this topic is
of much importance to schedule sessions all over the state, I agree, please try to attend
one of these!
answer to:
BShurbutt@
By the way, if you are wondering what happened to those burgers that I was preparing, they
went back in the Fridge, and my wife and I both really enjoyed Dolores‟ show!
yahoo.com
Stay Safe!
Ron Harlan, Safety Officer
Page 4 VOLUNTEER CORNER . Pell City Composite Squadron Volunteers CORE VALUES OF CIVIL AIR PATROL
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VOLUNTEER CORNER
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Pell City Composite Squadron Volunteers
CORE VALUES
OF CIVIL AIR
PATROL
A special “thank-you” goes to the senior and cadet
members who volunteered of their time to help work
the Sonny King Charity Golf Tournament, July 9-11.
In return for CAP‟s time working, Sonny King makes
a donation to the Squadron that goes to help pay for
fuel which includes “O” rides for the cadet program.
Integrity
Volunteer Service
Excellence
Respect
If you did not volunteer this year, make plans to do
so next year. Those volunteering were: Cindy
Bennett, Rich Burk, Jim Corey, Tom Deal, Jerrod
Finlay, Carrie Gamblin, Jay Gamblin, Jon Garlic, Tommy Grimes,
Noel Harvey, Allison Howard, Allaina Howard, Peter Randolph,
Brian Scott, Eddie Shurbutt, and Rachel Shurbutt.
Upcoming Opportunity to Volunteer:
Each year our squadron is asked to
volunteer at the “Wings of Ashville” Air
Show.
This is an exciting event which
Look for us on the Web:
www.pellcitycap.org
you will not want to miss. More
information will be sent out as
soon as it is available.
From Your New Newsletter Editor
.
After several months of being
Alabama Wing
“encouraged‟ to take over the
www.alwg.cap.gov
job of newsletter editor by
Chris Iddins, I‟ve agreed to
become editor of the “Flight
Log”.
has opened doors to short-
wave radio education and
training, search and rescue
adventures, summer
encampments, and making
great friends.
newspaper editors and will
work at keeping Civil Air
Patrol in the eyes of our
community through
newspaper publications.
I can be contacted at:
Civil Air Patrol was an
organization that I‟d never
heard of until 2003 when a
I look forward to this new
adventure and realize that I
cannot do it without the
LTooney@cableone.net or
BShurbutt@yahoo.com
Beth Shurbutt
fellow homeschooler
en-
Squadron‟s support. Please
Civil Air Patrol
couraged my daughter Anna
to join. Since then Rachel,
my youngest daughter, and
Eddie, my husband, have
help me by supplying infor-
www.gocivilairpatrol.com
mation that is needed to
make the newsletter useful to
Here is a listing of the
deadline dates for upcoming
newsletters:
all.
You‟ve done great with
August 28 (September‟s News-
joined, and I‟ve seen the Pell
this newsletter.
letter)
City Squadron grow and
become a great group.
In addition to editing the
September 28 (October‟s News-
newsletter, I‟m working to-
letter)
Involvement in Civil Air Patrol
has been a life-changing
experience for my family. It
ward obtaining a PAO
specialty certification. I will be
in contact with local
October 28 (November‟s News-
letter)
FROM THE WING CORNER . . . Page 5 IRON MAN 2010 I am happy to
FROM THE WING CORNER
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Page 5
IRON MAN 2010
I am happy to announce the dates for the 2010 CAP Iron Man Competition will be Friday
night, November 19th, and Saturday, November 20th. This is the same times as we have
done in the past
the
weekend before Thanksgiving.
Iron Man
www.areyouanironman.
com
Please mark these dates on your calendars. We will be sending out official application packet
information a little later, as well as update the website, www.areyouanironman.com
Remember, teams are comprised of 6 members, male and female, and can have up to one
senior member. We also welcome any teams from outside Alabama to participate if they
think they can handle it.
...
suggest someone try to give it a new home.
Chilton currently has the trophy
its
been a little too cozy of there for the past two years.
I
I've also heard a rumor that there might be an all senior member team from the Wing level
come out; and they said they would have no problem taunting the other teams as they pass
them on the run.
Christopher A. Tate, Capt, CAP Commander
SER-AL-113
(c) 205.240.4169
www.ser-al-113.org www.areyouanironman.com
Wing Emergency Services
WESS
Dates
October 1– 3
November 5-7
January 14—16
February 18-20
March 25-27
April 29 - May 1
Mission tasking for Pell City
has been varied. We have
had opportunities from sup-
porting local government to
Deep Water Horizon mitiga-
tion efforts. Our personnel
have been working closely
with State and national
agencies in these operations
and have represented Pell
City Squadron and Alabama
Wing very well. A special
thanks to those taking the
time to participate in these
activities.
that the Troop wants to do
more training with us.
Senior Members (pilot and
non-pilot) …
..
I
strongly en-
Well Done to All!!
Wess
Of a local nature we had a
unique opportunity to sup-
port members of BSA Troop
514 in their completing the
Emergency Preparedness
Merit Badge. All this while
continuing training for our
own team members and
introducing new members to
ground team training, includ-
ing helicopter operations
with Life Saver. Rumor has it
WESS is back on the calen-
dar!! The dates are posted
on the Squadron Web site
along with the known details
for each weekend. I expect
Staff applications to be re-
quested soon. FTX / WESS
veterans will note a change
in location for much of the
training this cycle. While not
personally familiar with Vigi-
lant Warrior (yet!), I am told
that we will have all facilities
and support in one location.
This will eliminate the re-
quirement for bus transporta-
tion arrangements every
month. Now we will have
more quality training time!!
courage you to explore the
world of ground team train-
ing and operations!! If you
only complete the Basic
school (GT3 rating) you will
acquire invaluable knowl-
edge of what takes place on
the ground and the unique
problems ground teams
could encounter. You will
see first hand the caliber of
Cadets involved in this highly
specialized CAP mission
area. Of course you could
also continue on and qualify
as a Ground Team
Leader…
..
we
always need
more in this position. In any
event you will have fun while
learning. It is well worth the
six weekends invested!!
Looking ahead, think
But WAIt!…………
there’s MOre!!!!
…… ..NESA!!!
Major John Randolph, CAP
ESO, AL-118
 

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Cadet Corner

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The Cadet Oath

   

Cadet News

―I pledge that I will serve

By Capt. Cindy Bennett

faithfully in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program and that I will attend meetings regularly, participate

We would like to welcome Mrs. Beth Shurbutt to the cadet side of the house as our newest member in the Public Affairs Specialty Track (sorry Capt. Gosnell she belongs to us). You can however, borrow her at times. Most of us know SM Shurbutt,

actively in unit activities,

she’s the one who has been taking such wonderful pictures of our events for the past

obey my officers, wear my

several years. After much persuading she has consented to come aboard officially as our newest CAP member. We welcome her with open arms.

uniform properly, and advance my education and training rapidly to prepare myself to be of service to my community, state, and

It seems that being busy is the norm for the cadets. We kicked off the month of July with the Sunny King Golf Tournament on July 9-11. My thanks to all those that worked that weekend to help make this fundraiser a success.

This month, the Alabama wing held professional development weekend at the

nation.‖

117

th ANG base in Birmingham. I know that the Pell City Composite Squadron was

 

well represented. From the cadet side of the house, 1Lt Eddie Shurbutt, and 2Lt.

Ellen Randolph attended Squadron Leadership School and Major John Randolph,

Capt. Cindy Bennett and 1Lt Jeannie Scott attended Corporate Leadership Course. I can speak for those that attended CLC when I say that our class was informative and

entertaining at times. There was a lot of interaction between the presenters and the

 

NEW CADETS

 

attendees that made for lively discussions. Ask me about ―Jamal‖.

James Mastroni

The cadets also hosted the community and CAP squadrons at the Lakeside Sports Complex on July 27 th for the first Community Rocketry Day. We had public service

Emily Collier

announcements on the radio, and an article about the event in the Daily Home. This event was intended to promote aviation and aerospace education in a fun and

WELCOME!!!

informative way to the participants. We wanted to use rocketry as a tool to reach this

goal. Attendance was between 50 and 60 participants who were introduced to the world of rocketry through the use of rocket history, then hands on projects of fizzy

 

flyers, pop-bottle rockets, air launched rockets and finally the Estes Firestreak rockets.

It was a very hot day, but we managed to keep everyone hydrated and safe and if you see the pictures you will see a lot of smiles on faces. Thanks to the Air Force

 

Attending RCLS at Camp Atterbury are Cadets

 

Association for the grant to help make this day possible. Also a big round of applause to the following squadrons and individuals who worked hard to make the day a success. Squadrons that participated were Boaz, Tuscaloosa, and Pell City. Cadets In Charge: C/Capt Peter Randolph and C/Lt Trent Johnson. Presenters: Pell City members Capt Cindy Bennett, 1Lt Jeannie Scott, and 2Lt Ellen Randolph. Boaz member Major Lynn Toney, and Tuscaloosa member 2Lt Rodney Stephens. Our safety officer 1Lt Eddie Shurbutt and assistant 2Lt Ray Bennett. Medical Officer Capt. Sonja Erskine. The Lunch Bunch led by 2Lt Ellen Randolph were 1Lt Jeannie Scott

Jerrod Finlay

and

parents Jennifer Chandler and Sonja Bedford. There were also others

Brian Scott

involved

during the day doing whatever they were asked to at the time and we

thank them for helping make the day a success.

Wesley Morris

We also welcome our newest cadet, James Mastroni to Al-118. We look forward to working with him as he advances in the cadet program. Welcome Aboard!

 

Cadet promotions this month will include Cadet Michael Norwood earning his Wright Brothers award and attaining the rank of C/SSgt. Also, Cadet Nathan Bedford earned his Rickenbacker award and promoted to the rank of C/TSgt. This months Happy Birthday goes to Cadet Tiffany Chandler on July 29.

What You Are Doing Corner . . . Page 7 Cadet Peter Randolph was selected to
What You Are Doing Corner
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Cadet Peter Randolph was selected to join fellow Boy Scouts from Troop 514 on a trip and backpacking excursion
to Philmont Boy Scout Camp in New Mexico. One of the boys had to give up his spot and Peter was available to go in
his stead. He will be gone two weeks and he will be challenged, physically and emotionally, but fortunately, because of
his participation in CAP and the physical requirements he has had to meet on the Physical Fitness Tests, barring any
unforeseen circumstances, he should be able to accomplish the feat of hiking and climbing 85 miles up and down
steep terrain. He will appreciate your prayers!
Cadet Rachel Shurbutt spent a week in July on a Work and Witness trip to Beattyville, Kentucky. Her group, teens
and adults from the Alabama North District Church of the Nazarene, spent the week trying to make a difference in a
community that has great needs. Rachel’s group built a deck on a house that made access to house easier and also
painted the building that hadn’t seen a drop of paint in years.
Ron Turner’s tour of duty in earthquake-devastated Haiti showed him human resilience and that life goes on in spite
of massive devastation and difficulties.
Turner, a Safety Engineer and Paramedic here at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (ANCDF) at Anniston
Army Depot, said the devastation caused by the Jan. 12 earthquake was massive, but the Haitian people survived and
will work hard to rebuild their ravaged country.
“The people of Haiti were great to deal with,” he said. “They are very resilient
but also need all the help they can get. Our workers, Haitian translators and
transporters, worked all day for all the water they could drink and a Meals
Ready to Eat (MRE) at the end of the day.”
Turner was sent to Haiti as part of the U.S. response to the earthquake. He
served with the nation‟s Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), leaving
for the Caribbean nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with the
Dominican Republic on the Jan. 22 weekend. The team was deployed for 10
days on the ground plus travel time for a total of about 14 days.
The 62 doctors, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians and
other personnel combined to form one of the Health and Human Service‟s
(HHS) DMAT that are part of the National Disaster Medical Service. Turner
was one of six team members that went to Haiti from the AL-1 DMAT based
in Birmingham.
Turner‟s DMAT team set up a field hospital that treated illness and injuries
from dysentery to broken bones to more serious, traumatic injuries. The field
hospital was located just above Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti.“You could
look out one way and see the mountains and the ocean and then look another
and remember the poverty and devastation,” Turner said. “The devastation
was massive with some areas totally destroyed. TV does not do it justice –
when you‟re there you realize it is much more real. Many of the people are
living in tent villages.“The U.S. Army and other organizations were handing out food as fast as they could, and it was
not getting there fast enough. It is a logistical nightmare.“The traumatic injuries were very bad -- lots of broken bones
and amputations. I would have to say it was the worst I‟ve seen because of the number of patients along with the
children – 60 percent of our cases were kids. We had a 13-year-old bring in a baby to the hospital and you don‟t know,
at first, if the baby is her child or someone else‟s. And then you find out it‟s a baby with no family.”
About his return to Alabama, Turner said, “It was 95 degrees when I left and 23 when I got back. But mostly … I‟m just
glad to be home.” He was expecting to perform more paramedic duties but instead served as the safety officer for his
group.
The DMAT team slept in cots on tennis courts, while the 82 nd Airborne, the division they worked with, slept nearby.
“It was noisy – even at night,” he explained, “The Soldiers went out and delivered food to various locations and
performed reconnaissance at night to look for victims in need of treatment so it never got quiet.”
Ron said this was the first time the U.S. has deployed the DMAT teams internationally, and so, this was a learning
experience for everyone involved.

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Standards / Evaluations Corner

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Every Year!!!

Every year a CAP pilot must take a form 5 check ride. It seems like a lot of pilots let this check ride sneak up on them. We at Stan/Eval have requests almost every month for a check ride during the last week of the month. It is

 

the pilot’s responsibility to prepare and schedule his or her form 5 check ride. If you wait until the last week of the

month to try and schedule your check ride I can assure you that you will not be able to get your check ride which

means you will fall off the FRO list and not be able to participate in any funded flying. I suggest that a pilot try to

schedule their check ride in

the beginning of the month it is scheduled to expire. Preparing for the ride means that

you must take the on-line CAP regulations 60-1 test and fill out the

questions for the aircraft for which you are

qualified. In the past you have been able to fill out the questions on your computer and print them to bring to your

check ride. There are currently discussions going on at Region and NHQ about requiring that the questions be

filled out by hand. There is

also an on-line course to help you prepare for your check ride. It is located in the

 

on-line courses on the NHQ website. The first thing the course mentions is to be prepared to take the check ride.

 

Have all your paper work with you and ready to be

reviewed by the check pilot. Make sure you have your FAA

certificates with you and a current medical certificate and your CAP ID. I can usually tell how a check ride is going to go based on if the pilot has all his paper work completed. Of course, preparing for the check ride is much more than simply the paper work. The AL Wing DOV wants everyone to ride with an IP before taking their yearly check

ride. This helps the pilot know if there are some areas that will need polishing up. One of the things that aggravates me more than anything is to waste someone's time. We are all volunteers and some of us only have a

limited amount of time to give to the CAP. The last thing I want to do is to waste a volunteer’s time by not being prepared. Also, don’t wait to prepare for the check ride the month before or the week before you plan to take it. The

regulations have different profiles that you can go out and practice to keep yourself current and

proficient. Try

 

to go out and fly one of these profiles whenever you can. We at the 118 th have put money away to help supplement proficiency flying. We understand it is expensive to fly and have worked to reduce your costs. The only thing we cannot do for you is fly the airplane! This time of year it is best to fly in the morning when it is cooler(?) and the

 

thunderstorms have not yet to fly and stay proficient.

developed. Fall season is just a few months away and we will have more opportunities Remember there is a big difference between current and proficient, to be current only

means you have made three take offs and landings in the last ninety days (to a full stop for night current).

Staying

proficient means flying much more than every ninety days. So remember all CAP pilots are required to have a

 

check ride every year. Once

you establish your month for renewal then work toward that time to be prepared for

your check ride. Don’t let it

come as a surprise that you have fallen off the FRO list. After all you take a check ride

Every Year!

 

Capt Chris Iddins AL-118 Standards/Evaluation

 

CAP Photo Files Online

 

Access photos of CAP activities at the following site:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bethshurbutt/

 
   

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Did You Know Corner

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DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that our service men and women take great pride in being privileged to wear this

 

country‟s uniforms? Along

with our veterans, they have earned that privilege by training and serving our

 

country. And just as privileges are earned, they can be taken away, when you fail to maintain the

 

standards set that allow you to wear that uniform.

 

Did you know that CAPM 39-1 gives specific guidance as to how to wear a Civil Air Patrol uniform? As members of CAP, we too have been given the privilege of wearing a military style uniform. And just as with the active duty personnel, we too can lose that privilege. When we consider the wearing of the CAP uniform as just another form of clothing, we cheapen the honor that it represents.

 

As a veteran, I take personal offense at the sloppy, non-caring way that some people wear the uniform. Your uniform reflects who you are. If you think that just anything goes, the next time you wear your uni- form, ask an active duty military person what they think of you.

CAPM 39-1 gives the requirements for the proper wearing of the various uniforms. It also includes the

grooming standards required for wearing them. Did you know that the length of your hair or how you wear it can keep you from wearing certain uniforms? Or that only boots are to be worn with one uniform while only shoes are worn with another? These are things that each CAP member should learn and adhere to.

Not just to be in line with a

regulation but, so that you can take pride in your uniform and present yourself

proudly as a member of the Civil Air Patrol.

 

And just so you know, CAPM39-1 say: “All commanders will ensure that all members, individually and collectively present a professional, well-groomed appearance, which will reflect credit upon CAP as the

 

auxiliary of the United States Air Force. They will ensure that all members are uniformed in accordance with the provisions of this manual, uniform violations are promptly corrected, and that members are

continually informed as to the proper wear of the uniform.”

 

Our commander cannot do this alone. Let us each take personal responsibility for ourselves and wear our uniforms proudly. We all agreed to this when we took the oath of membership. Our integrity is the ssue. When we wear our uniform correctly, it tells those who are junior to us that it is important to us, and

 

that just getting by, just isn‟t not good enough. So now you know.

 

Eddie Shurbutt, 1Lt.

 

SER-AL-118

   

Internet Link of Interest:

   

CBS Flies with CAP over Gulf of Mexico

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/07/28/eveningnews/

main6722604.shtml?tag=cbsnewsTwoColUpperPromoAreafrom

   
   

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Senior Member Professional Development Corner

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Senior Members Do

you know:

If you have

completed Level I training? Level II? III?

How many levels there are?

What awards you have earned? Are eligible for? When you are eligible?

 

What a specialty track is?

What your Specialty Track is?

What courses, seminars or schools are required in your current training?

 

What level of training you are in?

What the requirements are for the next promotion?

What online tests are required to be completed by all members?

 

How to access and navigate in e-services?

What uniforms you can wear and when? Required uniforms?

 

How to get involved in Emergency Services training, both air and ground?

What specialty training tracks are available?

Which specialty tracks you are particularly interested in? You can do more than one and are encouraged to do so.

   

Where to find the answers to these questions and more?

 

Who to go to if you have trouble or questions about finding the answers?

If these questions have raised a larger question mark then……unlike the government…

I

am here to help.

Professional Development in CAP is multi -faceted and appears complicated on the surface. However it is not all

that difficult.

The attendance from the Squadron at the recent Professional Development weekend was impressive. It also

 

served to make many of us

more aware of what goes into making our Squadron “tick”. The greatest area we have

for improvement is communication. Between the members and the Professional Development Officer. I encourage

you to contact me with your

questions by e-mail or phone. You may also visit with me any Thursday during the

weekly Cadet meetings at the Pell City Community Center 1800 2030. I would prefer this as it will allow me to get

to know you and thus better

assist you.

Each of us is responsible for our own training but some light needs to be shed on the options available to you and how to get on course to achieving the goals set. Come by and review your training status. This is your Squadron. It

is one of the best in Alabama. Get on the cutting edge of training and help make it „the‟ best Squadron in Alabama.

Major Randolph, CAP Prof. Development Off.

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Promotions Corner
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Page 11
Cadet Promotions for May 2010:
Senior Promotions for June 2010:
Michael L Norwood Jr C/SrA *May 26
Thomas Grimes Completed LV1
Cadet Promotions for June 2010:
Senior Promotions for July 2010:
Tiffany R Chandler
Allison A Howard
Allaina A Howard
Daniel L Smith
C/A1C
Ray Bennett - Promoted to 2Lt
C/SrA
Jason Lane -
Promoted to 2Lt
C/SrA
C/CMSgt
Jeannie Scott- Promoted to 1Lt
Completed LV2 - Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Award
Photo Corner
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Rocketry Day 2010
(Watch for article on the Rocketry Day in September’s Newsletter)