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June 2004

THE NEWSLETTER OF MAINE WING, CIVIL AIR PATROL, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY

CAP Aides in Recovering Rutgers Research Underwater Glider


New Brunswick, NJ - The Civil Air Ocean Observation Lab at Rutgers Ms. Liz Creed; Cranbury NJ, of Rut-
Patrol assisted a team of ocean sci- University Institute of Marine and gers University waiting on board the
Coastal Sciences provided Civil Air Sorensen Miller, the rescue vessel
Patrol with search coordinates using provided by Miller's Launch, Inc.
CODAR, a coastal radar that uses "The Civil Air Patrol handles 95 per-
radio waves to measure ocean sur- cent of search and rescue," said Lt.
face currents. Based on the meas- William Ward. Ward explained most
ured ocean currents, Dr. Kohut was rescues do not usually have such
able to determine the gliders prob- happy endings. They previously par-
able location and define a search ticipated in rescue efforts including
area for the Civil Air Patrol. The two the John Kennedy Jr. tragedy. The
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle aircraft departed on their mission at AUV, or glider name "Cruiser" by
10:45 a.m. New Jersey school
entists from Rutgers University in EDT from children, was
the recovery of an autonomous un- Trenton, initially commissioned
derwater vehicle (AUV) off the New Jersey. to perform water
coast of New Jersey on May 12, The second sampling tests in a
2004. The AUV lost communication aircraft a week long
with Rutgers scientists on May 2, 172 Cessna, experiment in the
2004 during a Hudson River plume was flown by Hudson River called
experiment. Unsuccessful attempts Lt. Col. the Lagrangian
were made to communicate with Richard Ol- Transport and the
the underwater vehicle until Mr. szewski; Transformation Ex-
Herve Barrier; East Brunswick NJ, Trenton NJ, CAP flight crews pictured left to right: periment (LATTE).
and Dr. Scott Glenn; Hopewell and aircrew 1st Lt. William Ward, Maj. Tom Goetz, Nontoxic red dye was
NJ, of Rutgers University solicited members Lt Col.'s John Trask and Richard Ol- released exposing
the services of the Civil Air Patrol. 1st Lt. John szewski and 1st Lt. John Gibson the movement of wa-
Lt. Col. Joseph Sirois; Bridgewater Gibson; ter from the Hudson
NJ, incident commander, directed Yardly NJ into the Atlantic
two search aircrews; Flying a Piper and 1st Lt. William Ward; Trenton Ocean. The six-foot AUV provided
Seneca from Maine were Lt. Col. NJ, acted as the "High Bird", a com- real time measurements of the den-
John Trask; Easton ME and Maj. munication relay, while the other was sity, salinity, and temperature which
Thomas Goetz; Woodland ME, the primary search aircraft. Several were relayed to researchers on
who flew over a 225 nautical mile passes were made through the shore and ships participating in the
section of the ocean off the New search area when on the seventh experiment.
Jersey coastline in search of the pass, 1st Lt. William Ward of the Civil Submitted by: Major Lisa Van Clief
underwater glider. Dr. Josh Kohut; Air Patrol spotted the glider. Coordi- 201-768-8313 and pa@njwg.cap.gov
East Windsor NJ, of the Coastal nates were then communicated to website: http://www.njwg.cap.gov/.

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man, a position he held from May 26,
Governor Baldacci Presents Top
Award To Civil Air Patrol Cadet
1948, to April 27, 1959. As a cadet
passes through this structured pro-
New Nametags
On Wednesday afternoon, May gram, he or she accomplishes a se- The US Air Force has authorized
19th,, Governor John Baldacci pre- ries of 16 achievements, each involv- CAP to return the nametag to the
sented the Carl A. ing study and per- service coat. Effective immediately,
Spaatz Award to formance in five ar- all CAP members will wear a name-
Civil Air Patrol Ca- eas. Upon completion tag on the right breast of the service
det Colonel of each achievement, coat with the bottom of the nametag
Nicholas Esposito the cadet earns in- parallel to the bottom row of ribbons.
at the Augusta creased cadet respon- Senior Members have been author-
Maine State Ar- sibility, decorations, ized to wear the new silver "Air
mory. Cadet Colo- awards, eligibility for Force" name tag on the service
nel Esposito is only national and interna- coat. The new name tag is available
the 12th Spaatz tional special activi- from all Air Force Clothing Sales
Award recipient ties, and an opportu- Stores and normally takes a week to
here in the State of nity for both flight and 10 days to procure. You can special
Maine. Nationwide, academic scholar- order this nametag through CAP-
only 1,524 Spaatz ships. The Spaatz MART. Until the new silver tag can
Awards have been Award is the final ca- be obtained, senior members are to
awarded since its det milestone, which wear the currently authorized gray
inception in 1964. is earned after pass- three lined nametag. The mandatory
Cadet Esposito is a ing a rigorous four- wear date for the new AF nametag
resident of South Portland and a part examination. The exam consists for all senior members is 1 August
member of the Cumberland County of written exams in aerospace educa- 2004. The gray nametag will remain
Squadron based at the Portland In- tion and leadership, a written essay, authorized on the light blue AF shirt
ternational Jetport. The Award hon- and a physical fitness test. The and the CAP aviator shirt. Cadet
ors the late General Carl A. Spaatz, Spaatz examination is very difficult Members will wear the currently au-
who became the first and is earned by less than one per- thorized CAP blue three line name-
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff on Sep- cent of all CAP cadets who enter the tag on the service coat as well as
tember 26, 1947. General Spaatz program. the light blue shirts and blouses. Ad-
(pronounced "spots") was also Capt Jeff Weinstein ditional information on this subject
CAP's first National Board Chair- can be obtained through Member-
ship Services at 877-227-9142 or
LMM@cap.gov.
Mitch Sammons Col. CAP
Maine Wing Over Wing Staff Change Commander - Maine Wing

Wing Commander Capt Merrie Knightly has been moved


Col Mitch Sammons to the Director of Operations position
and Capt. Donald Saucier is now the
Lt Col Larry Woods
Vice Commander
Lt Col Larry Woods Wing Emergency Services Officer.
If you wish to visit with Larry Woods
Congratulations to both members on
Newsletter Editor or mail him, the exact address is:
your new duties.
Capt Dennis Murray
-Editor
Ross Manor
Headquarters
758 Broadway, Room 104
Maine Wing, Civil Air Patrol
PO Box 5006 ES Changes Coming Bangor, ME 04401
Augusta Maine, 04332-5006

Editorial Office: 207/767-1874 Major changes coming to 60-3 so If you understandably can't make
Headquarters: 207/626-7830 keep your eyes and ears open for the the drive to Bangor he would still
changes. National just approved the like to hear from you, and would
The Maine Wing Over is an unofficial newsletter
published quarterly in the interest of members of the changes and are printing them. Right gladly welcome a telephone call in-
Maine Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. Any opinions now, all we have is a memo from stead. The number is 207 941-8400
either expressed or inferred by the writers herein are John Salvador, National DO, but it and ask for him by room number
their own and are not to be considered official ex- and name.
pression by the Civil Air Patrol or the Department of
looks like things are going to get a lit-
the Air Force. tle simpler with MIMS and training. 1Lt Wayne McKinney

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Wing Cadets and Seniors at Stobie Seaplane Base on (DAE),
Mooseheador if the
Lake, Mainemember
move a Cessnais182
onseaplane
region from the water ramp to land parking. Maine Wing has
CAP Vans & Tires supported the International Pilots association Fly-in for the past seven years. Photo Courtesy of Mike Lange, Moosehead Messenger.
staff, to the Region deputy chief of
Squadron Commanders, staff for Aerospace Education (DCS/ International Parade Lead by CAP
If you do not have the emergency AE). The DAE (or the DCS/AE) will Color and Honor Guard
flashing beacons affixed to the top of treat the certificate of completion just On August 9, 2003, the Maine Wing
your van, please do so. We need to like a CAP Form 126, and send the Squadrons from St Croix Composite,
have those lights mounted for aerial Yeager award certificate (CAP Certifi- Machias Valley and Downeast once
visual sighting when on missions. cate 20) to the unit commander for again participated in the International
Also...with the SAV coming up, I presentation. The DAE will then fill out Parade from Calais, Maine to St
would like all the vehicles to be com- a CAPF 127 and send it to National Stephens,
Governor signs New Brunswick.
Proclamation In for
addi-
pletely ready. The tires...the pres- Headquarters, as usual, to credit the tion,
Civil the HonorWeek.
Air Patrol Guard After
from repeated
many dif-
sure...the type...we have found that a member in the national database and ferent
requestssquadrons participated.
for additional This
information
few squadrons have tires that are de- have their name appear in Civil Air year
on whatwasallspecial to Maine
took place and Wing,
who at-CAP
signed for the vans that we operate, Patrol News. The procedures for because
tended, I we havelead thethe
only parade,
picturewhich
as
but they are not designed to take the processing the Yeager test has not has nottobeen done for many years. It
we go press. –Editor
air pressure stipulated by the van really changed for the DAEs or DCS/ seems the organizers of the event can
manufacturer. The tires apparently AEs. Now, only the CAPF 126 has count on CAP personnel to be on time
been dispensed with by those who andCLC
say to use 65 psi while the van speci-
elect to take the Yeager test by way Another
to be very Success
professional. Less
fications say to use 85 psi. We need problems for them and believe me
to find out which vans have this situa- of the on-line option. The computer The Corporate
they have manyLearning
problems Course
to dealwas
tion and then we need to report it to grades the test, so the certificates of held at
with, the Verizon
before, during Inn
andinafter
Bangor
the from
National to see if they will replace the completion can be trusted as official May 14Thank
event. through youMay 16.of CAP
to all mem-
the partici-
tires. This has been, as you know, a proof of passing the tests. The certifi- bers from all over our state as well as
big deal across the nation and we cate of completion acts as a substi- New Hampshire converged to gain
need to be correct to the regulations. tute for the CAPF 126 a unit would more knowledge into the CAP corpo-
My nightmare would be to have these submit if a senior member took the rate structure and CAP programs. At-
tires mismatched to the regulations test at the local squadron, wing or re- tendees listened to speakers during
and have an accident where we gion using the two day course that was put to-
would lose due to being out of compli- the test's paper version. In addition, gether by Capt. Douglas Grosso start-
ance with regulations. Please see if the Aerospace Education Officer's ing months beforehand. Speakers
your vans have "correct" tires on them specialty track (215) tests for Techni- consisted mostly of Maine Wing offi-
and let me know what you have as cian, Senior, and Master, are also on cers and other Maine CAP members.
soon as possible. line. A member cannot take all the Capt. Douglas Grosso aided with the
Thanks. 215 specialty track tests at the same assistance of his daughter 2Lt Lauren
Mitch Sammons, Col time. Instead, if they pass the first test Grosso ran the program smoothly and
successfully, there is a waiting period on schedule. With cadets on-hand for
of four (4) months before the next skill the encampment planning weekend
Yeager and AE specialty level test can be taken. This is to re- those CLC attendees who chose to,
track tests Changes. flect the four months minimum time were given the opportunity to mingle
required by CAPP 215 between up- with the cadets during lunch and din-
After months of testing and coordina- grades within the specialty. Both the ner on Saturday. Both days of the
tion to assure test integrity, the Yeager and the 215 Specialty Track conference offered the group an op-
Aerospace Education Program for Tests can be accessed at: portunity to befriend members from
Senior Members test -- known as the https://ntc.cap.af.mil/tests/default.cfm other squadrons in between listening
Yeager test -- and the Aerospace Taking another step toward meeting to speakers. In appreciation of the
Education Officer's specialty track our membership's needs! speakers’ presentation and travel time
(215) tests for Technician, Senior, Ted Kryzak Capt. CAP to the course, Capt. Grosso gave
and Master, are now on line! CAP
flashlights with “Maine Wing CLC” in-
senior members can now go to the
scribed as token gifts to them. At
CAP Web site, sign in, and take New NE REGION Address noon on Sunday with a successful
either version of the test. If they pass
Effective immediately the Region CLC completed, attendees were each
the test, they can print out a certificate
Mailing address is changed to: given an awards diploma for taking
of completion. The member should
HQ Northeast Region part in the course.
make a copy of the certificate of com-
pletion and then send it to the wing 175 Wilmington Road 2Lt Lauren Grosso, PAO
East Fallowfield, PA 19320-4281 Waterville Composite Squadron
director of Aerospace Education

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lations to both of you, for a job well
Waterville Composite done. LtCol Arthur Philbrick next
Machias Valley
Squadron called the squadron into formation for Composite Squadron
the Squadron Change of Command,
Double Change of Command presided over by Col Mitch Sammons,
At Waterville Composite Squadron the Maine Wing Commander. Before Machias Valley Composite Squad-
On May 20, 2004, Waterville Com- the actual change of command, Col ron is pleased to announce the pro-
posite Squadron held a double Sammons presented Col Bender with motions of four cadets in the squad-
change of command; probably the the National Commander’s Commen- ron. Cadet John Rothermel was pre-
first one ever dation Award, for ser- viously promoted to CMSgt, Cadet
held in vice from May 2002 Josiah Duhaime was promoted to
Maine Wing. to May 2004. TSgt, Cadet Etan Hatt was pro-
LtCol Arthur After the award pres- moted to SrA and Cadet Serrano
Philbrick, the entation, Col Bender was promoted to Amn.. Congratula-
Master of passed the Squadron tions to all the cadets for a good job.
Ceremonies Flag to the Wing Capt Wayne Merritt
for the eve- Commander and Re- Thursday, March 18th, three cadets
ning, called linquished Command
the squadron of the Squadron, and
to order. after a few words
LtCol Phil- from the Wing Com-
brick was mander, Capt.
recently pro- Grosso accepted the
Capt Grosso (L) Col R. Bender (R)
moted from Squadron Flag from
Major. The the Wing Commander
first item of business was the ap- and Assumed Command. The Master
pointment of C/SMSgt Miles Noonan of Ceremonies LtCol Philbrick then
to be the Primary CAC member for introduced the new Squadron Com- at the Machias Valley Composite
the next year. This was followed by mander to the troops and visiting Squadron received milestone
the change of command of the Dep- guests. After the ceremonies, every- awards. 2nd Lt. Christopher Look
uty Commander for Cadets, presided one retired to the upstairs kitchen and and 2nd Lt. Brent Matthews each
over by Col Robert J. Bender Sr. enjoyed cake and soft drinks. received their Mitchell Awards; and
Capt. Douglas W. Grosso was re- Col. R. Bender Staff Sgt. Josiah Duhaim received
lieved of his duties as Deputy Com- Waterville Composite Squadron his Wright Brothers Award. Present-
mander of Cadets by 2Lt Charles G. In other WCS news, Capt. Doug ing the honors was US Army Lt. Col.
Browne. Lt Browne stated that he Grosso led the CLC held in Bangor Peter Doak, Ret., who is also a local
hoped that he would be able to carry May 14 to May 16. 2Lt Lauren high school principal. Congratula-
out his duties as Deputy Commander Grosso assisted with set-up and take tions to these cadets on their ac-
for Cadets as well as Capt. Grosso down of the meeting supplies. Many complishments.
had done. After the change of com- Maine Wing dignitaries attended the Karen Varian, PAO
mand for Deputy Commander for ca- course to serve as instructors. Some ME075
dets, Capt. Grosso was presented attending CAP members enjoyed
with the Silver Star for his
“Leadership Ribbon,” having com-
mealtime fellowship with cadets who
were at the base for the encampment-
Augusta-Gardiner
pleted his master rating for the cadet
program specialty track and for the
planning meeting. Waterville Compos- Composite Sq
ite Squadron is very pleased to an-
finance specialty tracks. Prior to the nounce the promotion of Major Phil- I am pleased to announce that Au-
Squadron Change of Command, the brick to LtCol. My congratulations to gusta Squadron will be representing
wing commander-presented Capt. both of them. MEWING at the NER Color Guard
Grosso and LtCol Philbrick with their 2Lt L. Grosso Competition. Congratulations and
new ID cards from National and also Waterville Composite Squadron PAO I'm sure you will make us all proud.
with a Certificate of Appreciation for Ted Kryzak Capt. CAP
their work at the Wing CLC course CP MEWING
held last weekend in Bangor at the “If it is Yellow, let it mellow. If it is
Air National Guard base. Congratu- brown, flush it down.”
- (overheard at Encampment 2002)

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shal of the parade. The Squadron
Bangor-Brewer also did a flag folding ceremony for a
Cumberland County
Composite Squadron veteran that passed this winter and Composite Squadron
was laid to rest this spring .
Recent promotions at Bangor-Brewer Editor’s Notes: Normally I have to
Squadron: Crockett C/Amn, Fisher C/ edit the information from Cumber-
Amn, Gammon C/Amn, Griffin C/Amn St Croix land County Composite Squadron
Setrakov C/Amn, Winchester C/Amn, because “Capt Jeff” always sends a
Haggan C/Sra, Hanson C/Sra, Composite Squadron lot more information than we have
Hughes C/SSgt, Parks C/SSgt, space for. I am told that he had
Last quarter has brought about new
Knightly C/Maj. Congratulations to all. heart surgery recently but is doing
members and several promotions.
Maj. Dauphinee / Maj. Jordan much better than before. We all wish
The Squadron welcomes SM Jolene
him a speedy recovery and look for-
Clark, Cadet Ester Oliver, Cadet Ja-
Cadet of the Year- C/Capt Scott M. ward to the next newsletter, where I
mie Reeser and Cadet Curtis Brown
Knightly Commander's Customs & am sure he will have a lot to say.
as new members to St Croix Compos-
Courtesies Award- C/CMSgt Matthew
ite Squadron. C/TSgt Derek Farqu-
Dorval Outstanding First Year Cadet-
harson, C/SA Steven Oliver, C/
C/Amn Gary Fearon American scientists were expected
CMSgt Stephen Lincoln, Jr., C/SSgt
Senior Member of the Year- Capt to announce that they had found a
Todd Clark, C/A1C Nathan Ham-
Kenneth S. Knightly Also, Bangor new "planet" in our solar system.
mick and C/A1C Joseph Martorano
promoted C/CMSgt Jordan Gomes After sightings by the Hubble Tele-
earned promotions. Congratulations
to C/2LT and was awarded the scope and the Spitzer Space Tele-
to all for a job well done. The squad-
Mitchell Award. scope, NASA was expected to un-
ron continues to be busy working on
Editor’s Note– This information was veil its latest find. Announcing the
Emergency Services and the Aero-
left off of the March Issue by mistake. discovery of "a mysterious object"
space Education Excellence Award.
Several projects are in the works and NASA said it would present the
County hopefully all will be completed by the "discovery of the most distant object
end of next quarter. ever detected orbiting the Sun". The
Composite Squadron find was made by Dr Michael Brown,
associate professor of planetary as-
It is with great pleasure that I an- C/CMSgt Stephen Lincoln to leave tronomy at the California Institute of
nounce the County Composite Maine Wing. Cadet Lincoln is a well Technology, in Pasadena, NASA
Squadron is re-activating their cadet know cadet in Maine Wing, CAP as said. The object has been named
program. Major Ed Lower, Deputy he has attended Sedna after the Inuit goddess of the
Commander for Cadets and several most of the Wing ocean. The body is believed to be
new senior members have started this Functions sev- about 2010 km across, but may
program by having their first cadets eral times and even be larger than the furthest
attend the MEWING Airman Acad- two encamp- known planet, Pluto. Scientists be-
emy. The cadet staff of the AA had ments during his lieve it is 9.98 billion kilometers from
the opportunity to give these new ca- four plus years in Earth in a region of space known as
dets the foundation they needed to CAP. For over a the Kuiper Belt, which contains hun-
run a successful cadet program. Con- year, cadet Lin- dreds of other known bodies.
gratulations and good luck on what coln has served Whether the new discovery can ac-
I'm sure you'll find a rewarding experi- as First Sergeant of the St Croix tually be called a planet is likely to
ence. Composite Squadron, CAP in Prince- be debated by astro-physicists for
Ted Kryzak Capt. CAP ton, Maine. Lincoln’s family is moving months or even years to come.
CP MEWING to Florida where his dad is now work-
ing .He desires to continue his career
Sundown in CAP. The Squadron will miss his Downeast
laughter and leadership but all wish Composite Squadron
Composite Squadron him the best of luck in his new home
NO REPORT
Memorial Day the Squadron placed and in the new squadron. We have
flags on several cemeteries and was prepared him to become a leader in
the lead color guard in the parade. the Florida Wing and we know he will Pinetree
Capt Mary Eastman was Grand Mar- not let us down. Senior Squadron
Capt Dennis W. Murray, DCC NO REPORT

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Maine Wing Encampment 2004 tion. American Red Cross Intro- Attendance Requirements.
July 15 - 25, 2004. Bangor Na- duction to Disaster Services. Wil- Basic (1st Year) - Current, card
tional Guard, Bangor, ME derness search and rescue tech- holding CAP member by 01 May
Cost $150.00 / Deadline June 15, niques. CAP Ground Team Mem- 2004.
2004 ber Training as part of the National * Advanced (2nd Year or more) -
When you joined CAP, were you ES Curriculum Project (Second Attended previous encampment in
encouraged to attend an encamp- Year Cadets only). Flight classes, Maine or another wing. (All ad-
demonstrations, and workshops to vanced cadets will receive the new
help demonstrate the importance Ground Team Member Training
of aerospace. Civil Air Patrol Ori- offered by National Headquarters.)
entation Flights will be offered. Ori- * Cadet or Senior Staff (2nd Year
entation flights with a U.S. military or more) - Attended previous en-
helicopter and KC-135 will be re- campment and desire a staff posi-
quested. Survival. Do you have tion. (Staff applications due 15
what it takes to survive if you be- February, 2004).
come lost or disoriented? Can * Wilderness Survival Team Cadet
you help those in this condition if or Senior, 2nd Year or more) - At
you are the one responding? Skills least 15 years of age at the begin-
and theories of wilderness naviga- ning of encampment (no excep-
ment as soon as possible? If not, tion, survival techniques, shelter tions). A resume of CAP experi-
here is your encouragement. En- construction, and food/water pro- ence (specifically Emergency Ser-
campment is an opportunity to curement will be taught by military vices/Survival) must be submitted
challenge yourself beyond any- survival instructors. Rappelling in- with application. Must be in excel-
thing you've ever done before. You struction will be given to all eligible lent physical condition and bring
will learn responsibility, discipline, cadets. Personal Growth. The adequate equipment to encamp-
and professionalism as you gain experience teaches you a lot ment for multi-day survival.
skills ranging from survival to com- about teamwork, and even more Attendance Procedures
munication. Encampment is also about Complete a CAP Form 31, Appli-
the time in a cadet leader's career yourself. The rewards come during cation for CAP Encampment or
that he or she can functionally the week and much later in life. All Special Activity. Complete the Ad-
practice the skills taught in the cadets who have attended an en- ditional Information and Parental
leadership portion of the cadet pro- campment in previous years are Consent forms (Cadets Only).
gram. The Maine Wing Encamp- strongly encour- Don't forget that American
ment 2004 will be held at the Ban- aged to apply for a Red Cross Community
gor Air National Guard Base, in staff position this First Aid/Adult CPR funds
Bangor, Maine. This site provides year to continue ($20.00) must be submit-
an excellent place for cadets and their leadership ted with your application.
seniors to work together and learn development. Provide one copy of each
new skills. Encampment will be Wilderness Sur- of the above forms
held from July 15 - 25, 2004, and vival Team. If you (approved by your squad-
the cost is $150.00. (includes bil- are a cadet at ron commander out of
leting, supplies, instruction, all least 15 years of age or a senior state must have wing commander
meals, and graduation ceremony/ member who has at least one year signature) and a check or money
banquet at encampment end). encampment experience and in order for all fees due. Send en-
Exactly what will you get out of excellent physical condition you campment package before 15
Encampment 2004? may elect to join the Wilderness June 2004 to: MAINE WING EN-
The training provided covers CAP, Survival Team. This unit, escorted CAMPMENT, PO Box 5006, Au-
military, followership, leadership, by individuals skilled in the art of gusta, ME 04332-5006 (Make
aerospace, and emergency ser- wilderness survival, will use their funds payable to ME Wing Cadet
vices. Classes include: American skills first hand by existing away Programs, CAP.) NOTE: Sorry, but
Red Cross Community First Aid & from the encampment site for sev- cancellations received after June
Adult CPR. CAP Basic Communi- eral days and navigating back. If 30 will not be eligible for reim-
cations User Training for issuance this interests you, than make plans bursement
of the Radio Operator Authoriza- now to attend! Ted Kryzak Capt. CAP

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Encampment Gear no longer on some distant shore, it
SLS A Success is in our backyard...we need to pull
together to overcome adversity.
The following is a list of required
items. Items, items not on this list I would like to add my thanks to all Again, thank you all who contrib-
will be confiscated during in proc- those who invested their time in uted to the SLS, thanks to Cap-
essing. All items should be brought this training. What a good looking tains Merrie and Ken Knightly for
to encampment in a duffle bag and group! Both the instructors and at- their excellent coordination. I hope
all items should be marked with an tendees many
indelible marker with your last name, have rec- more will
CAP ID number, etc. ognized take the
UNIFORM ITEMS the value opportu-
A. SERVICE DRESS (BLUES) of this nity to
MALE PERSONNEL organiza- learn
1. Light blue short sleeve shirt with tion and more
all patches how they about
2. Blue trousers can con- what CAP
3. Tie and tie tack tribute to the betterment of our so- is doing to help our Wing and our
4. Blue belt with silver buckle ciety by becoming a more integral Country.
5. Shoes, black, low quarter (BLACK part of Civil Air Patrol. It's not only Mitch Sammons, Col
socks) a way to help insure that the best
country that the world has ever 5. (5) Pr. white socks
6. Service jacket (class A) for offi-
seen will endure the current crisis, 6. (2) sets of athletic clothes for PT
cers and staff
but it is also a way to show future 7. (1) Athletic supporter
7. Flight cap with device (service hat
generations how good life can be 8. (1) Pr. Athletic sneakers
for all officers)
when impeccable standards are 9. (1) Pr. shoes (optional)
8. Uniform Insignia
upheld. I was very pleased to see 10. (2) Towels and washcloths
FEMALE PERSONNEL
new members attend the SLS this 11. (1) Personal kit:
1. Light blue short sleeve blouse
weekend. We need to build upon Soap, Toothpaste, Tooth Brush,
with all patches
the strong back-bone of Maine Deodorant, Shaving Gear, Comb/
2. Blue skirt or pants
Wing to establish the depth Brush, Mouthwash, Aftershave/
3. Female tie for blouse
needed to endure the challenges Perfume
4. Shoes, black
we will be seeing in the near fu- 12. Civilian clothes (keep to a mini-
5. Service jacket (class A) for offi-
ture. It's clear that the world has mum)
cers and staff
6. Flight cap with device (service hat changed. As citizens of the U.S., Female Personnel
we can no longer feel insulated 1. (5) T-shirts (Black, no pocket or
for all officers
from our obligation to ensure the design)
7. Uniform Insignia
security of our nation. These new 2. (2) T-shirts (White, no design)
BDU UNIFORM (Male and female)
times have shown us that conflict 3. (6) Pr. underpants
1. (2) BDU shirts with all patches
and casualties can 4. (3) Pr. Pantyhose (neutral)
2. (2) BDU pants
happen on our home shores and 5. (5) Pr. Black socks
3. (1) BDU cap
we need to identify ourselves with 6. (5) Pr. Athletic socks
4. (1) Belt and buckle
an organization that has proven 7. (2) Sets of athletic clothes for
5. (1) Field Jacket
that it can make a difference in de- PT
6. (1) Pr. Combat Boots
fending our lifestyle. That's what 8. (3) Bras
7. (1) Military Poncho and /or set of
we are working toward, the endur- 9. (1) Pr. Sneakers
rain gear
ance and betterment of our soci- 10. (1) Pr. Shoes (optional)
8. (2) Pr. Boot Blouses
ety. We have a strong basis to 11. (2) Towels and washcloths
9. Uniform Insignia
work from and it takes people like 12. (1) Personal kit:
PERSONAL ITEMS
the attendees of the SLS to make Soap, Toothpaste. Tooth Brush,
Male Personnel
a difference. When I am in the Deodorant, Shaving Gear, Comb/
1. (5) T-shirts (Black, no pocket or
company of such dedicated peo- Brush, Mouthwash, Aftershave/
design)
ple, I feel that our country will over- Perfume
2. (2) T-shirts (White, no design)
come any challenge and will per- 13. Civilian clothes (keep to a mini-
3. (6) Pr. Under-shorts
severe. The job we have to do is mum)
4. (5) Pr. black socks
Ted Kryzak Capt. CAP

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coming from a helicopter's malfunc- manded the actions as IC and all the
Commanders Corner tioning system. Because of the effi- Directors were excellent. They all
cient way in which this actual mission knew their requirements and how to
The attendance for May 22’s Ob- was accomplished, I think the tone interact for execution of their posi-
served Training Exercise was excel- was set for success in the next day's tions. We did have to cut the exercise
lent. Thanks so much to those who activities. This was the maiden voy- short by an hour or so, due to the
could make it to Greenville. It was a age of the Maine Wing Mobile Com- threatening weather, but it was a
pleasure to see so many of our solid munications Vehicle and it proved to SAFE mission with our objectives
performers at the mission and their be a fantastic beginning. All functions met. I believe we have developed
displayed experience, knowledge, worked beautifully and I thank those more of the depth that we need in
and confidence of the tasks before hard-working people who spent so Maine Wing to meet present and fu-
them was impressive to witness. Our much effort in creating such a nice ture situations. This is an important
USAF counterparts were very favora- piece of equipment. Major Pellerin's goal for us to have met and continue
bly impressed with the smooth opera- vision and know-how has come to maintain. I thank you all for working
tions that they were witnessing and through again to make Maine Wing so hard to achieve this point in our
how Maine Wing reacted to changes shine. Of course, the weather couldn't training and development. Maine
in the training plan. And some of the just be nice and sunny, it had to keep Wing has what it takes to be a real
changes were amazing...such as be- us guessing from the start. But it held player in the Homeland Security
ing called for an actual ELT mission long enough for the majority of our arena and it shows. Agencies are no-
Friday night as our initial teams were aircrews to arrive, pull some tasks ticing. Let's be sure to keep the edge
approaching Greenville. Our intrepid and give us some quality input. Be- sharp. "This ain't your daddy's CAP
Communications Team, headed by cause of the weather, we were effec- anymore."
Capt. Grosso (now the Squadron tively covering the entire State of Mitch Sammons Col. CAP
Commander for the Waterville Squad- Maine, from Caribou to Portland and Commander - Maine Wing
ron), coordinated with IC Capt. Merrie into New Hampshire with the Ground
Knightly and an aircrew from the Ban- Team led by Lt. Paul Connors as he
supported NH Wing in their EVAL. I should like to love my country
gor-Brewer Squadron (Maj. Jim Jor- and to love justice.
dan) to efficiently find an ELT signal Capt. Merrie Knightly skillfully com-
- Albert Camus

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