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Volume 14, Issue 2
LtC Lesley M. Lara CAP Executive Administrator
COMMANDERS CORNER Colonel William J. Moran, Commander .
The Compliance Inspection is over and I would like to acknowledge some outstanding work. Cadet Programs and Flight Management were rated "Highly Successful". Lt Col Guild, Maj Davidson, Capt Gena Adams, Capt Marks, Maj Shaw and Maj McGary are to be congratulated. Cadet Programs will also get 2 "Benchmarks" from National. The benchmark programs will be listed on the National web site as examples for other wings to use. I know every one on the staff worked very hard and I thank you for your volunteer service. Congressional Gold Medal for our WW II CAP volunteers update. Our elected NH officials in Washington still have not signed as co-sponsors for this bill. Please e-mail your officials and tell them you support and hope they will give consideration to supporting this very worthy bill. US Sen Jeanne Shaheen: http//shaheen.senate.gov - click "Contact Jeanne" US Sen Kelly Ayotte: http//ayotte.senate.gov – click "Contact Kelly" US Rep Frank Guinta: http//guinta.house.gov – click "Contact" US Rep Charles Bass: http//bass.house.gov – click "Contact Me" Earl Foss is now the Wreaths Across America project coordinator. Please make sure every squadron has a squadron leader signed up with WAA. Contact Earl if you have any questions. We will need to jump on selling the wreaths early because I hear the schools in southern NH are also going to be selling the wreaths. *** Remember we will be donating all the WAA proceeds to a fund that has been set up for Capt Wendy Wallace (NH Wing Finance Officer) who has suffered a very debilitating illness and several amputations. As you can imagine the family is facing a very difficult road ahead. For those that have asked about donations right now: Donations may be mailed to: Meredith Savings Bank PO Box 177 Meredith, NH 03253
JULY 8-16 NCOA NH Fire Academy 9-17 Hawk Mt. Ranger School 16-17 Squadron Leadership Sch. 17-23 Venture Crew SAR Tng. 20 Commanders Call 1900 21-31 Encampment Norwich U. 23-31 IACE AUGUST 1 IACE guests leave 6 TriState SAREX 8 Photography Training 12 Photography training 13-14 Air Show Pease 15 Photography processing 17 Commanders Call 1900 25 Fisher Cats Military App. Nite SEPTEMBER 10 TrainEX Concord 11 Youth Educ. Day NHSVC TrainEX backup 17 Wing Awards BBQ 21 Commanders Call 24-25 CLC Published by New Hampshire Wing Civil Air Patrol Wing Commander Colonel William J. Moran, CAP Public Affairs Officer /Editor Major Penny H. Hardy, CAP email@example.com
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ABENAKI NEWS AWARDS AND PROMOTIONS
MIT EARHART AWARD Colin Bartlett Highlanders Nicholas Schaper Concord MITCHELL AWARD Jessie Robinson Highlanders Matthew Piazza Highlanders Travis Somero Monadnock CONCORD Andrew Sackett Brittany Weatherbee Scott Laboe Michael Officer Leo Schuster Thomas Smith William Dio IV Andrew Hillyer Michael Zinck Daniel Laboe Michael Furey Christopher Shaw GREATER NASHUA Jordan Kangwijaya Ryan Higgins Jonathan Stinson Nancy Freeman Brendan Harbison Jacob Morgan Jonathan Moulton Wesley Notter Daniel Ruzicka HAWK Zacchaeus Graf Brian Chapman Jason Labonville
HIGHLANDERS Tyler Buck Taylor Buck Robert Souders Kestrel Cole-McCrae Nathan Pincinee Matthew Pincinee LEBANON Bryce Campbell MANCHESTER Conor McKeogh Sydney Blain David Delahunty Madeline Clough Zachary Ritenour Brittany Oxley
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MONADNOCK Travis Somero C/2Lt Colton Seppala C/SMSgt Andrew Solomonides C/MSgt Justin Somero C/SrA Seth Bertram C/A1C Dan Moran C/Amn SEACOAST Adam Parent C/1Lt Michelle Wegner C/CMSgt Jonathan Mackaman C/SMSgt Krystina Gibbons C/SrA Alex Bettcher C/A1C Kevin Colford C/A1C Christopher Cashman C/Amn Kyle LaBossiere C/Amn Ian Smith C/Amn
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CONCORD COMPOSITE SQUADRON Members welcomed Maj. Brian Riis as their new commander in April. He is an instructor pilot. A fundraiser was held in conjunction with the Mooseman Triathlon. Members marched along with the squadron color guard in the Memorial Day parade in Concord. Cadets and seniors participated with the Elks Lodge in Epson to observe Flag Day on June 14th. GREATER NASHUA COMPOSITE SQUADRON Squadron members were once again participants and carried the colors on behalf of the Disabled American Veterans for the Nashua Memorial Day parade. Ed Case wore his uniform to church on Memorial Day and got up before his congregation and explained some of the core values of CAP. Cadet John Keisling has been selected to receive the Col Albert Sambold Flight Scholarship for 2011. Major Harbison and Capt. Staveley received the Squadron of Merit award for the squadron at the June Commanders Call. HAWK CADET SQUADRON The squadron participated in a Memorial Day parade in Laconia. Capt. Wayne Doucet will be stepping down from his position as squadron commander on June 23rd. He has been the commander for four years. Major Robert Shaw will become the new commander. HIGHLANDERS CADET SQUADRON Twelve members bivouacked on Cape Cod back in May at Maj Barrington’s summer cottage. This is an annual event and the attendees got to go clamming, kayaking, played capture the glow stick, and did some ES training. On April 30, 15 members were involved in Rochester Pride Day where they picked up 30 bags of trash for 2 hours on a busy roadway. They then joined in a photo shoot for national historic preservation and worked on the main square in Rochester. Lunch was provided by the recreation dept. Cadet Piazza traveled to Augusta to receive his Mitchell from his Congressional representative. New cadet commander is C/Capt Colin Bartlett. Members are working on training a color guard. LEBANON COMPOSITE SQUADRON Eight members took part in the June TrainEX. Seniors Nash and Cohen have been getting some MS/MO training from Jeff Adams. Lt Balog achieved a long standing desire by obtaining his Assoc. in Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Photography. Cadet Butler will be attending the National Honor Guard Academy in MD this summer. A number of seniors participated in a Memorial Day parade in Norwich, VT, along with a color guard on the 29th of May sponsored by the American Legion. Seven members participated in another parade in Lebanon on May 30th again with the color guard. Six members participated in the Woodstock Friendship Parade on June 11. Conor Gavell is the squadron’s new 1ST Sgt. MANCHESTER CADET SQUADRON S/M Delahunty gave a talk at the squadron concerning technologies that have been created through the NASA space program. Cadets Clough, Bennett and McKeogh from the squadron
participated in the S&T weekend at the fire academy in Concord. Capt. Blais conducted line search training for the cadets. Study groups in cadets homes have helped everyone get promoted faster. MONADNOCK COMPOSITE SQUADRON The squadron presented and retired the colors at the Red Cross Operation Appreciation event on May 13th. Several cadets received Orientation Flights during the May 11 meeting. A color guard participated in a parade on May 22nd in New Ipswich, and on Memorial Day in Keene and Swanzey. Members will be participating in another event in Swanzey with the color guard on July 3rd. The squadron is planning another visit to Strategy Zone in Goshen, NH for laser tag sometime this summer. SEACOAST COMPOSITE SQUADRON At the pilot’s meeting on June 2nd Capt Bob Casian showed a video and talked about the ferry flight he took with a friend across the country in a P-19 from CA to Hampton Airport. A group of squadron members participated in a Public Safety Day in So. Berwick in May. June 4th saw a group of 5 seniors and 6 cadets at the So. Berwick Kids Day where in addition to having a recruiting booth they actually participated in the search for three lost persons during the event. As Capt. Cote had the command truck from York County Emergency Management there he was able to put together a group of cadets and seniors for each search and to communicate with police and fire personnel as needed. All three persons were found by members of CAP. Great job!!! A group of cadets and seniors participated in the Epping Memorial Day parade with a color guard. A fun night for cadets is planned at Hilltop Fun Center at the end of June. Seacoast will be hosting the IACE cadets and escort this summer from July 22 to August 1. The guests are from Canada, Australia and the UK. .========================================================================= ========================================================================= IN MEMORIAM MAJOR TONY ALLAIRE Former Hooksett Squadron Commander LT BETTY WALKER Former member of Nashua Squadron ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ SENIOR PROMOTIONS Ron Lamontagne Christopher Nevins Russell Morin Julie Smith Timothy Johnson David Ohlson Lisa Somero Adam Behr Mark Loll LTC LTC LTC Capt Capt 1 Lt 1 Lt 1 Lt 1 Lt Marshall Giguere Rick Hampton Stephen DeBeradinis Valerie Whittier Constance Leggett John Nee Christina Stern 1 Lt 1 Lt 2 Lt 2 Lt 2 Lt 2 Lt 2 Lt
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Please make checks out to: Wendy Wallace Fund. All donations are tax deductible for the donor and are a gift for Wendy Wallace. June TRAINEX – I want to thank all those that attended the exercise on Jun 4th. We were especially happy to see the cadet attendance. Some of the things we need to work on are mountain flying and ALL facets of communications. We could not complete our aerial photography tasking from the NH National Guard because we only had 1 photographer. Our focus the next few months will be on aerial photography training and mountain flying certification. We will be seeking 5-6 members that want to dedicate the time to getting checked out. 2011 Boston Portsmouth Airshow. Please sign up to work the Aug 13-14 airshow. Your time puts money into your cadet programs. This is a quick and easy way to fund your squadron and you get to see a $25 air show for free. Remember nonmember parents, brothers and sisters over 15 can volunteer to serve as well as friends that you can vouch for. We still need 9 members to serve as ramp directors for both days of the show (e-mail or call me if interested). Cadets - Remember to get your NCOA and Encampment applications in. Pilots – we have training $ - get proficient and we have Cadet O flight $ - get those first cadet flights flown. "Few orders are best, but they should be followed up with care," Maurice de Saxe, Marshall of France 1757
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL ++++ NATIONAL CALL-IN ++++ General Courter has asked all CAP members to participate in a National request for co-sponsors for the two bills than concern the awarding of the medal. We have been requested to CALL our senators and representative on June 29 and 30 to request that they sign on as a co-sponsor. See Washington phone numbers below. It is suggested that you prepare an outline prior to your calling and if the legislator is not available, ask to speak with whoever handles veterans or defense legislation. Get the name and phone number of who you spoke with and watch for names of those signed on as a co-sponsor by going to:http://capmembers.com/cap_national_hq/cap_congressional_gold_medal.cfm. Call the person you spoke to before if you do not see our senators or representatives names on the list. Without the required number of co-sponsors these bills will not move forward. The state of Maine has already signed on. It is imperative that we get sponsors now as our WWII members are fast disappearing from the ranks. Kelly Ayotte 202-224-3324 Jeanne Shaheen 202-224-2841 Frank Guinta 202-225-5456 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CONGRATULATIONS Cadet John Keisling, Greater Nashua Squadron--------Sambold Flight Scholarship 2011 Greater Nashua Squadron-------------------Squadron of Merit 2010 LTC Nic Goupil------------------Air Force Association Aerospace Education Teacher of Year 2011 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GREATER NASHUA SQUADRON LEADING THE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
CADET KEN AND CAPT. COTE AT SO. BERWICK KID’S DAY
CONCORD SQUADRON AT MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
HIGHLANDERS CADETS AT ROCHESTER PRIDE DAY
S & T TRAINING AT NH FIRE ACADEMY
LTC VARNEY AND ATTENDEES
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