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The Primary Missions of Civil Air Patrol

Serving the US, WV and the MidOhio Valley for over 60 Years

Emergency Services Cadet Programs Aerospace Education

July, 2009

Issue 13


Parkersburg Civil Air Patrol Parkersburg

Finding a Meaningful Duty Assignment (or, as we call it, specialty track selection)
You joined CAP for a reason to fly, work as a ground team member, work with cadets, become an aerospace education officer, or to take advantage of the many other opportunities in CAP. How do you get there from here? You pick a specialty track. The specialty track selection process allows you to determine the CAP duty assignment you desire and figure out what training you need. You can choose whatever you want to study and change it later if you wish. CAP realizes that most senior members have little time for classroom tasks, so the program relies heavily on the onthe-job training concept utilizing specialty track study guides. Specialty track study guides are pamphlets designed to acquaint the reader with whats expected in the duty assignment. The guides normally have a checklist in the back to mark progression. Most of these study guides have no written examination requirement and use CAP manuals and regulations as their primary study resource. Typically, each study guide directs the member's self-study and on-the-job training (OJT) through the three skill ratings in the specialty: 1. Technician, 2. Senior, 3. Master. The guide will also identify appropriate schools, courses, and suggested readings. Your senior training officer can tell you what jobs are available in the unit, how to request a course, and identify those requiring textbooks and examinations. Attachment 1 of this guide contains a short description of each specialty track. Attachment 2 describes progression through the Senior Training Program and lists promotion criteria. CAP Regulation (CAPR) 50-17, CAP Senior Member Training Program, Chapter 4, describes in detail how the specialty track program works. If you dont know what you want, thats fine. Take some time to find out what's available to you and work with your senior training officer to find a specialty that is right for the squadron and you.

This Issue Senior Profile Name: William H. Arnott Rank: Colonel Sqn. Position: Homeland Security Officer Bio: Born in Millwood, WV on September 30, 1934. Attended 1-3 grades at Pleasant View one room school which I believe is now raised. Grades 411 at Ravenswood grade school and High School grades 11 at Gallia Academy in Gallipolis, Ohio Entered US Marine Corps in 1951 to 1956 (Over seas service was Korea and Japan) Marine Engineer on Ohio and Mississippi Rivers U S Navy Intelligence 19601963 Owned and operated electronic consumer store 1965-1969 Assistant Plant Manager steel fabricators 1969-1976 Electronic sup assembly industrial electronics (Remington Rand) 1977-1979

Our Friends Newton and Bernoulli

Senior profile cont Chief Engineer - State of Ohio mental hospital 1980-1992 Security/Police officer 19642007 Joined Civil Air Patrol 1968 same year private pilot (Not a cap Pilot)

Joined Parkersburg Composite Sqd. to Asst. Commander Group 6, to Mid Ohio Valley Composite Held commander until unification of Pkb. If you have read anything about the physics of an airplane in flight Composite Sqd. Sqd Deputy or youve had to study for a private pilot exam there invariably have Commander under Col. Pearl been the names Bernoulli and Newton. The names were brought in Ward. Then to WV wing as Deputy Commander then to to the mix, partly because they were included in the study; part of Wing Commander. the package, for which you shelled out the couple thousand for a . private ticket. Once you got in the air with a few hours in your log and then that forty hour certificate, those names for never more crossed your thought, not even once. So what now could be of ANY concern that would bring back these ancients? Consider this every time that you flare out over that runway anticipating a slicking it on, these two work together, (or better still, against each other), in theory of course that is. Too much Bernoulli will hurt Newton and too much Newton will hurt Bernoulli, but the right amount of each, (in turn), is the "prescription". The secret for having these two work together is to rotate at an optimum rate. Too quickly and Newton takes over and "balloons" you for another hundred or so feet. Too slowly and Bernoulli continues to hang in there and instead of three points you get the main gear and bounce. The secret is to make the transition smoothly. Gently hand off Bernoulli to Newton. Its that simple. Concentrate! Bleed off Bernoulli as you let Newton take over. FEEL for Newton. Actually you are making a transition from low pressure lift to impact lift with the correct angle of the wing chord relative to the runway, and of course the wheels the proper distance from Terafirma. Stick! All the way back in your lap! And hold it! GLUMP! Youre on! Simple! Isnt it? Three point Tail-Dragger landing! Success!

10 June 2009 LtCol. Dick Loew AEO

FYI Aircrew
When taking a photo of a target from the air, please follow the following procedures to insure that we get the most information that the photo can provide. Fly directly over the target and mark the GPS coordinates on the GPS under the SAR screen. Take a picture of the GPS screen (This will allow you to remember what that photos were of when you download it to a computer) Gain enough altitude as to allow you to take a photo of the target and the foot print it has to that area i.e. roads that lead to it, land marks, or feature you feel may have some importance. Take 4 close up photos from all directions, N,E,S,W. (One way to insure that you get the all 4 views might be to do an expanding square from the GPS coordinates you marked).

prescribes how the medals and ribbons are worn. http://members.gocivilairpatrol.co m/media/cms/u_082203104145.pdf

Commanders Corner

Do you know where you stand in you ES training? If not contact 1stLt Velez. If you need to know what a mission number was for missions you participated in, contact LtCol. Polen. For those who want to train for the rating of Scanner, Observer, or Emergency Services you will want to order the correspondence course from the Air Force Institute for Advanced Distributed Learning website http://www.au.af.mil/au/afiadl/ to complement any OJT and classroom trainings we have (Instructions on how to order the courses are under the training tab of www.pkbcap.com). This will allow you to obtain your ratings faster as well as give you a good set of reference material for the future. Below are the course numbers 02130A-Civil Air Patrol Scanner Course, Level II 02130BCivil Air Patrol Mission Observer Course, Level II 02130D-Civil Air Patrol Emergency Services

Regulation Spotlight
AWARD OF CAP MEDALS, RIBBONS, AND CERTIFICATES CAP REGULATION 39-3 (E) This regulation describes the medals, ribbons, and certificates that may be awarded to Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members, establishes the requirements to qualify for them, explains the administrative procedures involved, and

Encampment Commander

Cadet Corner
I am pleased to announce the completion of another very successful WV Wing Cadet Summer Encampment. This year, a record 111 cadets and 12 senior members completed the encampment. This number included 21 Out of Wing cadets and at least two cadets from every squadron within the WV Wing. It is significant to note that the Martinsburg Squadron had a total of 24 cadets attend the encampment, followed by the Clarksburg Squadron with 13 cadets. The senior staff was exceptional this year and contributed greatly to the success of the program. There were several senior members who attended the encampment as Instructors or Part-time Staff and their help was invaluable. I'd like to especially thank Chaplain Major William Parker, Capt Ken Dilley, 2Lt Becky Jones, 2Lt Christine Shields, Major Don Robbins, and Lt Col Robert Mills for assisting the senior staff. The cadets were kept very busy with lots of training and hands-on activities. This year, the encampment was able to utilize the brand new rappel tower and climbing wall at Camp Dawson, along with the recently renovated firing range. The cadets received firearms training and a class in both land and water survival, taught by members of the WV Air National Guard. The Fatal Vision goggles were donned by the cadets as they attempted to drive golf carts through a maze of safety cones in order to simulate driving while impaired, as part of the DDR training. The cadets made good use of the base pool and enjoyed using the Electronic Simulation Trainer (EST). In addition, the encampment was provided a private air show by two U. S. Marine Corps Ospreys, who demonstrated this unique aircraft's capabilities. The encampment ended with a very impressive Pass and Review Parade, followed by the Graduation Ceremonies in front of a standing room only crowd. Receiving awards at the Graduation were: C/CMSgt Ryan Miller - First Place in Individual Drill Competition (Martinsburg Squadron) C/AMN Mitchell Winkie - Second Place in Individual Drill Comp. (Clarksburg Squadron) C/AMN Andrew Rogers - Best Out of State Cadet (GA Wing) C/MSgt David-Michael Buckman - Most Improved Cadet (Martinsburg Squadron) C/CMSgt Suveer Shekawhat - Outstanding NCO (Morgantown Squadron) C/2Lt Alancea Grant - Outstanding Cadet Officer (Parkersburg Squadron) C/SMSgt Daniel Reitz - Distinguished Graduate (Morgantown Squadron) C/CMSgt Joel Graham - Distinguished Graduate (Wheeling Squadron) C/SSgt Tiffany Staggs - Distinguished Graduate (Morgantown Squadron) C/SMSgt Ryan Childers - Distinguished Graduate (Parkersburg Squadron) C/B Shaun Hagerthey - Outstanding Cadet (Martinsburg Squadron) "B" Flight - Honor Flight - Commanded by C/2Lt Joel Lyons (Martinsburg Squadron) In addition to the above, a very special award was made to Lt Col David Caudill for his years of hard work, dedication, and service in support of the encampment program. Lt Col Caudill has served as the Encampment Deputy Commander for 25 years and was always the hardest working staff member at every one of those encampments. From the comments received from the cadet evaluation forms, the 2009 Encampment was a real success! The comments received from Camp Dawson personnel, the Air Guard Instructors, the USAF MER Liaison Officer, and the National Guard staff echoed those sentiments. The most important factor coming out of the encampment was that there were no injuries, no accidents, and no behavior problems! The cadets were truly outstanding this year and they deserve a lot of praise for their conduct, attitude, and perseverance to complete the program. Congratulations to all the cadets and senior members who attended the 2009 West Virginia Wing Summer Encampment. Dennis D. Barron, Lt Col, C.A.P.

This Issue Cadet Profile Name: Spenser Wetzel Rank: C/A1C SQN Position: Cadet Small Bio: I am enrolled in Magnolan HS, where I am a Member of the band and TSH. My hobbies include working with photoshop, video edition, software design, and other computer software that that allows me to edit the world around us (at least on the computer). I also enjoy playing my piano and guitar, My Favorite Quote: I will take on the world with a gun and a song Serj Tankian

UP Coming Events
July 31 Parkersburg Squadron working the parking lot for the free dental event at WVUP

Safety Corner
Cell phones are ubiquitous in today's modern culture, with more than 170 million wireless consumers making billions of calls each year in the United States. While the convenience and usefulness of wireless devices add to their growing popularity, it is increasingly important for consumers to follow guidelines on the maintenance of wireless phones and batteries. Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries, which are commonly found in today's cellular phones, have a lot of energy in a small package. Li-Ion batteries are more sensitive to physical stress than alkaline batteries found in toys and flashlights and need to be treated with more care. The Wireless Association, the trade organization representing various facets of the wireless industry, recommends the following: Do not use incompatible cell phone batteries and chargers. Some Web sites and second-hand dealers, not associated with reputable manufacturers and carriers, might be selling incompatible or even counterfeit batteries and chargers. Consumers should purchase manufacturer or carrier recommended products and accessories. If unsure about whether a replacement battery or charger is compatible, contact the manufacturer of the battery or charger. Do not permit a battery out of the phone to come in contact with metal objects, such as coins, keys or jewelry. Do not crush, puncture or put a high degree of pressure on the battery as this can cause an internal short-circuit, resulting in overheating. Avoid dropping the cell phone. Dropping it, especially on a hard surface, can potentially cause damage to the phone and battery. If you suspect damage to the phone or battery, take it to a service center for inspection. Do not place the phone in areas that may get very hot, such as on or near a cooking surface, cooking appliance, iron, or radiator.

August 14-16 SAREX at Petersburg (overnight camping available) August Cadet Glider Encampment at Petersburg (weeklong glider flying course w/camping at the airport. There may be some costs involved. New activity dependent upon interest and availability of instructors.)

August 22-23 AFRCC is offering the SAR Management Course at the Mine Academy in Beckley Sept 4-6 SAREX at Petersburg (overnight camping available) Wing Conference

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Do not get your phone or battery wet. Even though they will dry and appear to operate normally, the circuitry could slowly corrode and pose a safety hazard. Follow battery usage, storage and charging guidelines found in the user's guide