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Command Staff

Squadron Commander
Major Dan Manley

Vice Commander
Lt Col Joe Vallone

Chief of Staff
Lt Col Charlie King

Finance Officer
Major Ben Childs

Operations Officer
Captain Brian Blount

Safety Officer
Lt Andrew Larson

Operations Staff
Aircraft Maintenance
Captain Marcum Endicott
Administration Officer
Captain Tim Ross
Aerospace Education
Captain Phillip Riddle
Professional Development
Lt Col Earle Rosenfield
Public Affairs Officer
Lt Sothea John Soun
Logistics Officer
Major Craig Chinault
Counter Drug
Lt Col Charlie King
Communications Officer
Lt Sothea John Soun

Volume 14

Issue 2

May 2014

2nd Quarter 2014

THE SQUADRON PASSED SUI !!!


By Lt John Soun

safety and regulatory compliance.

On March 29th, Clark County Senior Squadron


passed Subordinate Unit Inspection (SUI) conducted by Nevada Wing (NVWG) and
earned a few OUTSTANDING commendations
from the Inspector General (IG) along the
way. Tremendous congratulations to Commander Dan Manley, his staff and his squadron for the great achievement!

The Squadron earned OUTSTANDING commendations for works in the areas of Administration, Personnel, Finance, Communications,
Public Affairs, among others.

An SUI is mandated by CAPR 123-3 to be


conducted by a wing every 36 months to assess and assist the visited unit, recognize its
excellence and serve as the eyes and ears of
commanders at wing and above. The unit is
assessed a grade of OUTSTANDING for far
exceeding mission requirements.
In the gruel day-long ordeal, every aspect of
the Squadrons missions Aerospace Education, Emergency Services, Mission Support and
Command was minutely scrutinized for both

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The Squadron achieved


100% Safety Goal
By Lt John Soun
Early 2013 Commander Manley put down a
challenge and set a goal for his Squadron to
go an entire year without an accident or a
mishap. The Squadron completed the year
ending in April without a scratch on CAP missions with CAP assets, including aircrafts, vehicles and equipment. Congratulations to Commander Dan Manley and his squadron.

Big Turnout For Mt Fury 2014


By Lt John Soun
On April 5 Clark County Senior Squadron hosted the much
anticipated Mt Fury 2014. It
didnt disappoint.
The dense three-hour conference was packed with valuable information and best
practices even the best money
cant buy.
It was put forth by some of
CAPs most experienced pilots
and top notched presenters,
lead by a CAPs finest, Lt Col

Joe Vallone, who also presented mountain searching


techniques.
The one scheduled in March
was cancelled to the dismay
of many. It greatly heightened the demand for a makeup.
Joining Col Vallone this time
were Maj Steve Schlepper on
high-altitude, Capt Greg
Rogers on weather and Capt
Paul Hollenbeck on mountain
flying.

About thirty lucky CAP pilots


from the Las Vegas area squadrons got certified for CAP missions for the next four years in
Nevada, the mountainous state.

Lt Col Joe Vallone emcees Mt Fury 2014


on April 5, 2014. (Photo by Lt John Soun)

Clark County Civil Air Patrol

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Key to Safety is setting a goal


By Lt Andrew Larson

Andrew Larson, 1st Lt, CAP


Safety Officer

The last 12 months have been a


great year in Safety for our
squadron!

Our goal shined a light on things


that weren't happening
providing recognition to our
members for being more careful
with our aircrafts.

A year ago we set a goal to


go one year with no one hurt
and no property damage, not
even a flat tire.

Virtually everything else in our


new safety program was facilitated for the purpose of achieving this goal.

In April we achieved that goal!

In our monthly Safety presentations, besides the conventional


Safety topic of the month, we
review certain safety topics.

I think that the goal itself was


central to this accomplishment.
Most of the time in Safety, no
news is good news.

prits to either damage aircrafts


or cause a loss of life.
Also, our Safety presentations
include a "Quick Tip", presented
in a Power Point slide as one of
two things.
Its either a topic with only one
slide of things to talk about or a
redundant topic, a recent topic
of the month to be just briefly
mentioned instead of entirely
reiterated.
Thanks again to the members of
Clark County Squadron for a
great year in Safety!

These topics are strategically


selected as the most likely cul-

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The SUI consisted of phone
and face-to-face interviews
and on-site inspections of records and documents both at
the Squadrons headquarters
and at the hangar.
For many on his staff this was
the first SUI, and his also as
the commander, but Com-

mander Manley was instrumental in getting everyone


well prepared and ready.
He took no chance; he gave
the staff an early start on the
preparation by calling the first
staff meeting on the matter in
late 2013.
Subsequently he convened the

staff twice a month to put


everything in place, all the
way through until the finale
two days before the big day.
He supplied everyone with a
position-specific SUI guide
and spent time clarifying what
its many line items meant and
going over how to satisfy it.

The entire staff responded to


his call of duty, rallied behind
him and rose to the occasion.
Captain Tim Ross, Admin and
Personnel Officer, laboriously
scrutinized hundreds of hard
records for completeness for
all members, past and present.
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De-Briefs
On March 13 Lt Col Charlie King presented the Counter Drug Program, the
program requirements and when we
should expect it to start up again this
year.
On April 10 Captain Brian Blount presented Mission Operations, updating
every one on the process and procedures and what to expect on a CAP
mission.
On April 22 Commander Manley sent
out a new aircrafts checklist that everyone must use immediately.

On April 24 the Squadron held the


first BBQ of the year at the Ranch
House. Friends and families came to
enjoy the hot dogs and hamburgers
freshly made by the Commander
himself, along with the myriad of pot
-luck foods offered up by all who
came. Children couldnt get enough
of the bird that was pulled out of the
hangar and hooked up to external
power source. Fun was had by the
many who came.
On May 8 Commander Manley presented his research into the recently

de-classified Lima Site 85 in Laos


and his own personal experience in
a harrowing Vietnam War battle
that was happening almost simultaneously a few hundred miles away.
Commander Manley wants to remind everyone to be safety current
at all times and to continue keeping
track of our own professional development. If we believe we are up
for an award, recognition or promotion, we must take the initiative
and present proof of accomplishment to Lt Col Earle Rosenfield.

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What is Aerospace Education?


By Captain Phillip Riddle
Aerospace Education (AE) plays a very important role in CAP. One of the CAPs three primary missions, AE has two specific aspects: one is especially for CAP members, and the other is
for the aviation community and the public at large.
Senior Members and Cadets both have various Aerospace Education opportunities through
multiple CAP programs. By completing the elective Aerospace Education Program, Senior
Members can earn the coveted Charles E. Chuck Yeager Aerospace Education Achievement
Award.
CAP Pilots can also improve their flying skills and earn credits toward the FAA WINGS program.
CAP offers outreach programs for qualified Senior Members to contribute as presenters
and/or teachers to the aviation public, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and to schoolteachers,
to help them integrate aviation and aerospace into their classrooms.
Through CAPs special Teacher Orientation Program, teachers can get free introductory
flights in CAP aircraft to further their understanding and interest in the value of Aerospace
Education and CAP for their students.

F-22 Raptor lurks as the rearguard of the


heritage behind P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang at Chino, CA
Airshow on May 4, 2014. (Photo by Lt John Soun)

National is coming to town!


By Lt John Soun
What do we do when our parents come to visit us? Why of
course!
We roll out the red carpet.
We put our best foot forward.
2014 National Conference takes
place in Las Vegas from August the
14th through the 16th at the Tropicana. Everyone is urged to attend.

For the first time in a long time


CAP holds the National Conference in our backyard.

As Commander Manley has


emphatically and repeatedly
urged in meetings, everyone
needs to come out and show full
support for it.
There will be cash drawings,
breakfast, banquet, workshops,
learning labs, G1000 ground
school, aircrew survival training,
operations training and more.

Its the venue where Brig Gen


Joe Vazquez will officially become CAPs 23rd commander.
Register by June 30th to get a
discount rate and a chance to
win up to $500 Visa Gift Card.
See complete information at
http://www.capmembers.com/
events/national_conference/ .

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He made sure that each has a folder, and
each folder has all the records required by
CAP regulations. He tracked down missing
records all the way to National Headquarters and have them US mailed to him.

Captain Marcum Endicott, Aircraft


Maintenance Officer, spent hours taking
care of the aircraft chartered to the
Squadron, no matter how small the
squawks, and documenting all squawks.

All told he and his assistant easily spent


fifty hours over the five months of work.

Every time the bird takes us safely back


to the hangar, we have him to thank for.

Major Ben Childs, Finance Officer, so meticulously keeps the book that its thicker
than a Yellow Page phonebook. He has
also generously donated spaces at his Law
Office for the Squadrons headquarters.

Captain Brian Blount, Operations Officer,


has quietly and efficiently run all missions
and exercises and diligently trained everyone on the systems and equipment.

His countless hours of work on the Web


Site has turned it into one of the best anywhere.
So the story repeats itself for each of the
rest of the staff, each spending hours
pitching in and making sure all tasks get
done.
Thats what it takes to make a professional
volunteer organization work smoothly.
Congratulations to Commander Manley
and everyone!

Cla rk C ou n ty Civ i l A i r Pa t rol


10161 Park Run Drive
Suite 150
Las Vegas, Nevada 89145

Phone: 702-303-5717
Fax: 702-463-8179
Email: dmanley@lvcoxmail.com

Dan Manley, Major, CAP


Squadron Commander

June 2014

We meet on the second and fourth


Thursdays of every month at North
Las Vegas Airport Terminal.
Everyone is welcome.

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WE RISK OUR LIVES SO THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE.

From the Desk of the Commander ...


Greetings Everyone, we look forward to a lot flying during the Spring
and Summer months and I encourage everyone to error on the side
of Safety.
Watch your density altitude and your weight and balance, be sure to
give yourself some margin for error.
We are now flying on the last 200 hours of that engine in N775CP and
it has lost a lot of compression so constantly monitor the engine when
flying and watch for loss of power.

Commander Manley (right) sits at the head of the class at Mt Fury


2014 hosted by Clark County Senior Squadron, working the projector, on April 5, 2014. (Photo by Lt John Soun)

As we move into the Summer months we are going to get a lot more
turbulence during the day from the heat, give yourself a little extra
room when flying near the mountain ridges.
Remember more heat equals less lift and less performance. Fly Safe
and lets have a great Summer.
Best Regards,
Dan Manley, Major, CAP
Squadron Commander

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