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December 2004


Queen Mary II
Aerospace October 9, at 2004, Maine
its finest. simple terms, we have truly proven Using both our SDIS and Slow-Scan
Wing 22,
August the2004second provedof two
to bemajor
a mis- our value to our most important cli- systems, our aircrews successfully
sions for
beautiful dayMaine
to work Wingand that
outside. ents and placed ourselves high on provided the “eyes in the sky” for the
After a monthour relationships
of almost daily rain,the the ladder of essential organizations USCG and emergency management
cadets & Cumberland
and senior members met County
in here in Maine. The first QMII mis- team charged with protecting the
Bangor, MEMA, to compete in the Maine ship against terrorist
FAA, Model
Wing’s the City of
Rocketry Contest. As attack. Both missions
always, the and
St Croixthe Composite started at 0500 and cul-
US Coast
Squadron hadGuard
over 95% in participation. minated around 2000.
Picture 1 shows Harbor
most of the cadets who In each case a our air-
and Portland.
attended the event. This
This is only the craft were sent to ren-
second time in came memory that two cadets dezvous with the ship
had to ride loud
in theand Commanders car as she passed the pilot
clear at
because thethe
vanend wasoffull. As we add station en route to the
new Bar Harbor mis-
I hope this problem anchorage. During the
sion withI the
continues. like mes-
to see as many cadets Bar Harbor mission,
take of thanks
advantage and programs as
of these Maine Wing personnel
possible. for
Our First Sergeant John were also tasked with
a job wellPicture
Chambers, done 2, is shown before he providing security for
from Commander
launched his rocket. After the launch, I the Hancock County
asked the Com-
him what he had learned about EOC and airport. While
rockets. officer“Iof
He Said: know not to use the passengers aboard
three differentHarbor
types of glue on the same the ship and the visiting
fin.” He wentStation.
on toI say:
“Don’ta wait
tele- sion was conducted in Bar Harbor officials enjoyed the warm welcome
until callsecond
the last from the operation
to build your cen- on September 27th with Air Opera- provided by both the Town of Bar
ter atyou
rocket, the don’t
enoughGuardtime to tions and the County EOC co- Harbor and the City of Portland, our
make us forand
corrections thefixstream
any of in- located at the Downeast Squadron aircrews scoured both the surface
credibly good
problems.” pictures
All present they had
watched as the HQ. The second mission conducted and air above for any suspicious ac-
First Sergeant’sfromrocket
our aircraft
went upthrough-
and on October 9th required a high level tivity not in the direct view of the
out the
down so fastday.thatThey had nomissed
we almost idea howit. of communications skills due to the USCG ships posted around the
well we could perform such a mis- EOC and Air Operation being co- ship. The aircrews sent back pic-
sion and this was clear from their located some five miles away from tures on a continuous basis of spe-
stream of thanks. Most importantly the air crew staging area at the cific locations so the USCG and
for us were the thanks I received Cumberland County Squadron HQ EOC could remain assured all was
directly for us from Art Cleaves of at the Jetport. Both missions re- well even in those dark and out of
MEMA, Jeff Monroe of the City of quired Maine Wing aircraft to pro- the way spots where a terrorist
Portland and Captain Steve Nash vide a continuous aerial observation could be lurking. To maintain the
of the US Coast Guard MSO. In platform above the Queen Mary II.
(Continued on page 7)

for competing in the contest. You are
Model Rocketry all winners by taking the time to build Free $$$
and fly your rockets. We look forward For Cadets
Contest Results to next year’s event.
LTC Lindon Christie, JR. Cadet High School Seniors, every
Maine Wing DAE year millions of dollars in scholar-
Due to technical problems the last ships are left on the table because
quarter, the winners of the Model
Rocketry contest did not make the
newsletter. All commanders were
Aerospace News no one applies for them. The Cap
Scholarships are available to CAP
Cadets only and they are not always
sent the results but, as promised, used either. If your attending college
here are the results from August 22, next year watch for the Nov. CAP
2004 Model Rocketry Contest in News and apply for free money to
Bangor, Maine. assist you as you further your edu-
Level I: 1st place, C/TSgt Todd cation.
Clark, St Croix Composite Squad- Ted Kryzak Capt. CAP
ron, 2nd place, C/A1C Todd Farley, DCP MEWING
Augusta Gardiner Composite
Squadron, 3rd place, C/B Chris FREE MONEY FOR SCHOOL AND
Slininger, Bangor Brewer Compos- FLYING- It doesn't get any simpler
ite Squadron and 4th place, C/Amn Colonel Mitch Sammons, Maine Wing
than that! Each year, Civil Air Patrol
Justin Dowling, Augusta Gardiner Commander, presented the Northeast
provides academic and flight schol-
Composite Squadron. Region Brewer Award to Mr. Richard
arships to deserving cadets and
Level II: 1st place, C/Amn Arie Riet- Glueck, sixth grade teacher, Orono
seniors who meet eligibility require-
dyk, Augusta Gardiner Composite Middle School on October 13, 2004
ments. Over $300,000.00 is avail-
Squadron, 2nd place was a tie be- during a faculty Meeting. Mr. Glueck
able. Many of the scholarships go
tween C/Maj Scott Knightly, Ban- has included aerospace topics as im-
unused - apply today! New this year,
gor Brewer Composite Squadron portant part of his students learning
members may track their applica-
and C/SSgt Steven Oliver, St Croix experience over the past fifteen
tions’ status on-line (scroll to bot-
Composite Squadron, 4th place, C/ years. Mr. Glueck was most pleased
tom). Applications will still be sub-
A1C Megan Arsenault, Sundown to have been nominated by Maine
mitted via U.S. Mail, as that remains
Composite Squadron. wing and selected as the finalist in the
the best way to send test scores,
Congratulations to all of the cadets northeast region. Colonel Sammons
letters of reference, etc. Some of the
passed out CAP informational pack-
benefits of the new on-line system
ages and answered several questions
from teachers. Lt Col Lindon Christie
* User-Friendly. Members may
Maine Wing Over Jr. accompanied Colonel Sammons
and gave a brief overview of the
check their applications’ status to
see when it was received and note
Wing Commander Brewer Award criteria.
Col Mitch Sammons whether it is complete or incomplete.
* Manager-Friendly. Unit command-
Vice Commander Brewer Award Nominations ers and Directors of Cadet Pro-
Maj Chris Hayden
For 2005 grams at every level may monitor
Newsletter Editor applications from members in their
Capt Dennis Murray units.
2005 Brewer Award nominations will
* Saves Money. By reducing the
Headquarters be due to Lt Col Christie, Jr. by the
Maine Wing, Civil Air Patrol need to correspond with applicants
fifteenth of January 2005. There are
PO Box 5006 via U.S. Mail, CAP saves money
Augusta Maine, 04332-5006 five categories: Cadet, Senior, Individ-
and provides better service, espe-
ual, Organization or 20 year award.
Editorial Office: 207/767-1874 cially to members who change their
All Squadron Commanders have the
Headquarters: 207/626-7830 mailing address.
details. Squadron Aerospace Educa-
Basic Eligibility Criteria:
The Maine Wing Over is an unofficial newsletter tion annual reports are due to Wing
The following criteria applies to all
published quarterly in the interest of members of the DAE by December 15, 2004. Report
Maine Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. Any opinions scholarships, unless noted other-
forms have been sent to all squadron
either expressed or inferred by the writers herein are wise in the various scholarship an-
their own and are not to be considered official ex- commanders.
pression by the Civil Air Patrol or the Department of (Continued on page 3)
the Air Force.

nouncements found
Wing Cadets on the
and Seniors scholarship
at Stobie Seaplane Base on whether theMaine
Moosehead Lake, application has
move a Cessna 182been
seaplane from the water ramp to land parking. Maine Wing has
supported the International Pilots association Fly-in for the past seven years. Photo Courtesy of Mike Lange, Moosehead Messenger.
web pages: accepted as complete, or what
1. Be a current CAP member; documents are needed to complete International Parade Lead by CAP
2. Have earned the Billy Mitchell Award the application. No special code is Color and Honor Guard
or attained the Senior Rating in the Ca- needed to access the web page, but On August 9, 2003, the Maine Wing
det Programs Officer Specialty Track; applications are sorted by wing and Squadrons from St Croix Composite,
3. Possess and maintain an academic CAPID (individual names are not Machias Valley and Downeast once
and discipline standard acceptable to listed). It is the applicants responsi- again participated in the International
the school; bility to submit all application materi- Parade from Calais, Maine to St
4. Be enrolled in a full-time course of als on time and to verify their appli- Stephens, New Brunswick. In addi-
study during the academic year for cations status via the scholarship tion, the Honor Guard from many dif-
which the scholarship is awarded. web page at the link below. Mem- ferent squadrons participated. This
bers who do not have Web access year was special to Maine Wing, CAP
Basic Application Procedures in their home are encouraged to ac- because we lead the parade, which
The following application procedures cess the Web at a public library or at has not been done for many years. It
apply to all scholarships, unless noted a friends’ home. New! Independence
seems the organizersKS of 16-23
the eventJul can
otherwise in the various scholarship de- Incomplete and illegible applications count $200 AF Air Education & Training
on CAP personnel to be on time
scriptions listed on the related web will not be considered. Scholarship Command
and to be very Columbus AFB MS
professional. Less9-16
pages (see the web links below): winners will be announced on the problems for them and believe meJun
Jul $135 Laughlin AFB TX 19-25
1. APPLICATION FORM. Submit to HQ web by 31 March. $135have
they AF Paramany rescue
to deal /
CAP a completed CAPF 95, Application 4. ACCOUNTABILITY. If requested, with, Basicbefore,
AFB 24 Jun
and after - 3the
for CAP Scholarship, endorsed by the scholarship recipients must provide $135 AF Space Command
event. Thank you to all of the partici- Familiari-
squadron and wing commander. Attach HQ CAP with a record of all aca- zation Course Patrick AFB FL 30 Jul -
transcripts, test scores, etc., as speci- demic work completed while on 6 Aug $150 Peterson AFB CO 24-30
fied on the reverse of the CAPF 95. scholarship. Jul $150 New! Vandenburg AFB CA
To help ensure application materials 16-23 Jul $150 AF Weather Agency
remain together, send the application, Course / Basic Offutt AFB NE 17-25
transcripts, etc., as a single packet; Cadet Special Jun $160 AF Weather Agency
avoid sending HQ CAP multiple mail- Course / Advanced Offutt AFB NE 17-
ings, if at all possible. When applying 25 Jun $160 Cadet Officer School
for multiple scholarships, submit a com- National Cadet Special Activities Maxwell AFB AL 17-27 Jun $200
pleted CAPF 95 and the required sup- 2005 Civic Leadership Academy Washing-
porting documents for each. In such LEAD ... LEARN ... EXPLORE ton DC 26 Feb - 5 Mar $250
cases, it is sufficient to send photocop- National Cadet Special Activities offer Engineering Technologies Academy
ies of official transcripts, provided that cadets outstanding opportunities to Auburn AL 16-23 Jul $195 New! Day-
the original transcripts are included with spend a week or more exploring aero- ton OH 31 Jul - 6 Aug $195 Hawk
one of the application packages. space careers, developing leadership Mountain Ranger School Hamburg
2. DEADLINE: Send application pack- skills, and furthering their love of avia- PA 9-17 Jul $100 Honor Guard Acad-
ages to the address below, postmarked tion. Over 30 activities are offered emy Camp Pendleton VA TBA Varies
by 31 January 2005. Late and incom- across the nation for the summer of International Air Cadet Exchange
plete applications will not be consid- 2005. "Today's Cadets: Tomorrow's Worldwide 15 Jul - 3 Aug $100
ered. Aerospace Leaders." Read an over- National Blue Beret Oshkosh WI 20
HQ CAP / LMPN view describing CAP's goals for the Jul - 2 Aug $195 National Flight Acad-
Attn: Scholarship Committee cadets who participate in National Ca- emy / Powered Camp Ashland NE 18-
105 S Hansell St det Special Activities, and why this 29 Jun $850 Muskogee OK TBA $850
Maxwell AFB AL 36112-6332 program is valuable to America. Smyrna TN TBA $850 Ft Pickett VA
3. APPLICATION STATUS. Upon re- Read the application instructions and 9-17 Jul $850 Oshkosh WI #1 17-27
ceipt, HQ CAP reviews each applica- then apply for National Cadet Special Jun $850 Oshkosh WI #2 6-15 Aug
tion for completeness and notifies Activities online, at the E-Services $850 National Flight Academy / Glider
members of their applications’ status website. Rome, GA 13-23 Jul $850 Mattoon IL
via the Web. About two weeks after Advanced Technologies Academy 17-25 Jul $850 National Military Music
mailing an application to HQ CAP, visit Peterson AFB CO 16-23 Jul $350 Academy Camp Fretterd MD TBA
the CAP scholarship web page to Shirley NY 7-14 Aug $350 $350 National Emergency Services
check the applications’ status (see link Aerospace Education Academy Osh- Academy Camp Atterbury IN Varies
below). This web page will indicate kosh WI 12-19 Jun $260 (Continued on page 6)
Aircraft Maintenance & Mfg. Course

Chambers, Steven Martorano and County cadets to join in the fun. It was
St Croix Joseph Martorano to C/MSgt, Todd great for the young people to get to-
Composite Squadron Clark and Steven Oliver to C/TSgt, gether. The weather has cooperated
Patrick Lappin, Nichole Lebda, Mi- four times from May - August for a
Col Mitch Sammons, Commander of chael Lebda and Felicia Vincent to great educational experience for all. A
Maine Wing, Civil Air Patrol, traveled C/Amn. Congratulations to all for total of eight cadets have participated.
to Princeton for a “Change of Com- receiving your promotions. Thank you pilots! Since we have used
mand Ceremony” held on November 1Lt Judy Murray, PAO the Bethel Airport so much it was
11, 2004. In a brief ceremony, the natural that we volunteer to help out
“Power of Command” was relin- with their annual Fly In, October 9. An
all call went out to other squadrons to
quished from Lt Col James
Greenlaw and given to Col Mitch
Machias Valley help us out and St. Croix was quick
Sammons. Immediately Col Composite Squadron to respond. At least a dozen cadets
showed up at my modest home ac-
Sammons turned and bestowed the
“Power of Command” to Capt Dennis companied by Senior Member Ellen
Murray. After the brief ceremony Col Carle, Lt Col James Greenlaw and
Sammons presented Lt Col James Capt Dennis Murray. I did explain
Greenlaw with a Commander’s that Yankee fans would have to sleep
Commendation Award” for his lead- outside to which a cadet replied, “ We
ership of command during the last five don’t have any of THEM, Ma’am.” The
years as Squadron Commander. cadets were up bright and early and
1Lt Judy Murray, PAO the Arsenault family fed the crowd.
The cadets from Sundown met the St.
Another historic knight at the St Croix Croix squadron at the airport. We had
Composite Squadron, CAP in Prince- a briefing from Randy Autrey, event
ton, Maine. At the September 16th coordinator who appreciated our par-
meeting the following cadets were Greetings from Machias Valley Com- ticipation. The cadets went through
promoted; Derek Farquharson pro- posite Squadron. On Thursday, No- flight line and safety training.
moted to C/MSgt, Ester Oliver pro- vember 11, our cadets received their Throughout the day the cadets ro-
moted to C/A1C, Curtis Brown pro- Aerospace Excellence Awards. Pic- tated through flight line responsibili-
moted to C/A1C, David Carle and tured from left to right: Squadron ties, parking lot security and working
Jamie Reeser were promoted to C/ Commander Capt. Wayne Merritt, at the water and bake sale (cadets
Amn. Cadet Commander C/Capt. David were the best customers!). Both
Roth, C/CMSgt Chris McCarthy, C/ squadrons enjoyed getting to know
Cadet Tyler Croman achieved his CMSgt Rick Simmon, C/SMSgt each other and felt good about a job
first major award by being presented Josiah Duhaime, Aerospace Edu- well done! Promotions for the last six
the General Billy Mitchell. As re- cation Officer 1Lt. Tim Look, and C/ months are: Captain Doughty to Ma-
quested by the Cadet, Capt Dennis A1C Kenny Serrano. Congratula- jor, Brandon Bowie was promoted to
Murray, made the presentation as Col tions to all! Receiving promotions that Master Sergeant, Oliver Perry was
Mitch Sammons, Maine Wing Com- same evening were C/SMSgt Josiah awarded the Wright Brothers Award,
mander, was Duhaime, C/CMSgt Rick Simmon, and Mike Wentzell and Lucas Zale
unable to at- and C/A1C Kenny Serrano. Great were promoted to Airman First Class.
tend. Con- work, cadets! Congratulations everyone!
gratulations to Karen Varian, PAO
C/2Lt Tyler
Croman on Bangor-Brewer
your achieve- Sundown Composite Squadron
ment. All of Composite Squadron
us are very The Bangor-Brewer Composite
One of our more exciting events has Squadron is pleased to announce
proud of you.
been Orientation Flights at the Bethel The promotions of Tiffany Gammon,
Airport. The flights have been pro- Angela Winchester, Jessy Arm-
Shown is Cadet First Sergeant
vided by 1Lt Robert Baker and in strong, Christopher Slininger, and
John Chambers (L) and C/2Lt Tyler
July he was joined by 1LT Dick Terran Stone to rank of Cadet Air-
Sharp, and 1LT Mark Libby. Several man, Anthony Griffin to Cadet Air-
Additional Promotions; John times the pilots brought Cumberland man First Class and Alex Parks to

Staff Sergeant. We are proud of your tion yet to be determined. Both Squad-
accomplishments. Thank you to eve- rons will be met by Col Kay Walling, Communications
ryone who participated in the Vet- Maryland Wing Commander and some
eran’s Day parade. 2Lt. Jess Win- local Composite Squadrons who will Further proof of what we in Comm
chester piloted the squadron’s van. welcome them to Maryland with dinner have been preaching for decades.
The members of the Color Guard and a place to spend the night. The fol- When the chips are down communi-
were Cadets, Angela Winchester, lowing morning, after a police escort to cations wise the land mobile radio
Anthony Griffin, Steven Haggan, Arlington, they will be met by the Maine networks are often the only means of
and Alex Parks. The unit received State Society volunteers who each communications which continue to
many compliments on their profes- year help to lay the wreaths. Last year survive and work. Cell phones, email,
sionalism during the parade. was the first time CAP participated in and all such types do not survive and
THIS IS NOT A DRILL this ceremony. With the leadership of take a long time to renew after the ca-
3 Nov.2000 hours. Seniors and Ca- Capt Wayne Merritt, it looks like this tastrophe occurs. We must keep our
dets were conducting business at HQ, could become an annual event for land mobile radio systems in peak
when the piercing sound and white Maine Wing during the coming years. readiness. Always vigilant.
strobes of the building fire alarm acti- Capt Dennis Murray, PAN CAP-DC: Why we need good surviv-
vated. Immediately, the members able networks in CAP.
went to the exits and assembled out- This is an extremely good article de-
side the building at the rally point. A Dining Out scribing what happened to communi-
roll call was taken and everyone was cations systems in Florida after the
present and accounted for. The If you missed the Dining-Out Ball this
most recent Hurricane Season. http://
MEANG fire station is visible from our mrtmag.com/mag/radio_miracle/ The
HQ, and we saw the equipment rolling three most important paragraphs are
out from the open doors. In the dis- these... Indeed, the fiber-based wire
tance, sirens could be heard from the line networks of Sprint and BellSouth
approaching City of Bangor’s fire in the affected areas failed after the
equipment. MEANG fire personnel batteries used to provide backup
entered the building, looking for the power to the systems were drained in
source of the alarm, as there was the aftermath of the power outages.
nothing visible. A short time later the And that proved to be problematic for
alarm was silenced. A detector in the many wireless carriers such as
equipment storage portion of the Nextel, which depends on landline T-
building activated due to the cold tem- 1 and T-3 connectivity to backhaul its
peratures, according to the assistant signals. With all commercial-based
fire chief of the MEANG. The Squad- forms of voice communications down,
ron’s building evacuation training the public-safety land mobile radio
worked that night; it might not be a (LMR) systems provided the only way
false alarm next time. for rescue workers and recovery
Maj. James Jordan, PAO crews to coordinate their efforts.
"Private industry is in no way ready to
Machias Valley & St Croix handle the needs of public safety in
Team up Again situations like this," said Paul Winter,
For Arlington year, perhaps you will want to consider
radio communications manager in
attending next year's function. Shown is
Charlotte County, where Hurricane
Machias Valley and St Croix Compos- a small sampling of the good times had
Charley first hit. "If we would have re-
ite Squadrons are teaming up again by all who came. Great food, short
lied on them, we would have had a
this year to place wreaths on the speeches, some "duck walks" (Forward
catastrophic loss of life and infrastruc-
graves at Arlington National Ceme- and backwards) and a whole lot of
ture because we would have had
tery. Capt Wayne Merritt, Com- dancing afterwards. Please consider
nothing [with which to communicate]."
mander of the Machias Valley Com- attending next year. The more the mer-
This is a great example of the rea-
posite Squadron through the Worces- rier. Our cadets had as much fun as did
sons that our HF-SSB and VHF Re-
ter Wreath Company have arranged our Senior Members.
peater Networks are so important to
for both squadrons to travel to Arling- Capt Dennis Murray, PAN
our internal communications capabil-
ton and lay between 5,000 and 6,000 Maine Wing, CAP
ity... survivability in an emergency.
wreaths. This year the Iraq section Submitted By: Mike Pellerin, MEDC
will be done as well as another sec-

(Continued from page 3) other emergency services for Your Friendly
NGSAR Team Leader course many years. It is designed to help
Camp Atterbury IN 25 Jun - 2 Jul those working on a mission that IG Inspections
$155 Nat'l Ground SAR School / either becomes a crisis event, as I'd like to remind squadrons that
Basic #1 Camp Atterbury IN 25 in the case of a fatal aircraft crash, we have started our second round
Jun - 2 Jul $155 Nat'l Ground SAR or a series of missions closely fol- of Subordinate Unit Inspections.
School / Basic #2 Camp Atterbury lowing each other that put an un- (SUI). You say, "Already? Seems
IN 2-9 Jul $155 usual amount of stress on those like we just went through that!"
Nat'l Ground SAR School / Adv #1 involved. We have done this be- Time flies when you are having
Camp Atterbury IN 25 Jun - 2 Jul cause we care about our members fun, and CAPR 123-3 requires
$155 Nat'l Ground SAR School / performing our missions and we wings to conduct SUI of all squad-
Adv #2 Camp Atterbury IN 2-9 Jul want them to have continuing rons at least every 24 months. I
$155 Mission Base Staff School / good health. During the up coming encourage all staff members to
Basic Camp Atterbury IN 25 Jun - SAREX' s planned for MEWG, we review the inspection report for
2 Jul $155 Mission Base Staff will be introducing you the CISM your last unit SUI and make sure
School / Adv Camp Atterbury IN 2- as part of the exercises. It is noth- that the corrections you made as a
9 Jul $155 Mission Aircrew School ing to fear, rather we hope it will result of all "Findings" in the last
Camp Atterbury IN 1-9 Jul $155 become a highlight... especially inspection have actually corrected
NESA Staff Camp Atterbury IN 22- the post mission cookies. the deficiency described therein.
31 Jul $45 Other Activities Aviation Maj Chris Hayden CAP Any repeat deficiencies will result
Challenge EAA Air Academy Vice-Commander in lowering the inspection grade.
Space Camp * For Aviation Chal- Maine Wing Similarly, Wing and Squadron staff
lenge, EAA Air Academy, and members should review the Staff
Space Camp, apply directly to the Assistance Visit (SAV) report on
host organization. Do NOT apply the NER inspection of Maine Wing
to HQ CAP. Aerospace in August, 2004. Insure that all
Pretests Online "FINDINGS" in that report have
been corrected before the CAP
C.I.S.M I would like to remind everyone NHQ/IG visits us next May. Also,
about the Aerospace Education check out any pertinent
Team pretests found at http://mdln.hws. "OBSERVATIONS" in the SAV re-
You will be please to know that edu/cap/modules/index.asp? port. Valid observations indicate
Maine Wing now has a highly id=nywg These tests have report- areas that could or should be im-
trained and fully qualified Critical edly help many struggling cadets proved upon before the next in-
Incident Stress Management pass their AE portion of their spection. For example, any read
Team. (See CAPR60-5 for more achievement. The matching tests files or folders containing CAP
information on CISM Teams.) have been reworked to remove the regulations or other publications
On the night of Friday Oct 15th, drag and drop feature. (squadron Safety Notebooks or
1st Lt Peter Goss, Capt Andrea Let me know if you experience aircraft handbooks, etc.) should be
Hayden, Maj Chris Hayden, Capt problems. Enjoy, checked to insure that no outdated
Merrie Knightly and SM Bruce Tor- STANLEY A. SKRABUT, Lt Col, regulations or publications remain.
rey drove to Norwich CT for two CAP Aerospace Education Offi- CAPR 60-1 was recently updated,
very intense days of training pro- cer Canandaigua Composite so the latest change to this regula-
vided by NHQ and conducted by Lt Squadron tion needs to be in aircrew read
Col Sherry Jones. Approximately files or aircraft handbooks.
20 students from the MA, CT and Part of my duties as Inspector
ME attended. This now means Please note a change in NER ad- General include making sure that
NER is among the few regions in dress. all wing and squadron personnel
the nation with teams ready to pro- Civil Air Patrol are aware of the CAP COM-
vided critical stress management Northeast Region Headquarters PLAINTS program. If you are a
to any wing in need following any P. O. Box 248 current CAP member, senior or
critical incident during a mission or West Barnstable, MA 02668 cadet, you are REQUIRED to re-
other operations. CISM is new to Thank you port any fraud, waste or abuse of
CAP, but has been in use by most Rick Greenhut (Continued on page 7)

(Continued from page 8)
(Continued from page 6) This was not necessary during changes in our training format in
CAP property or funds to proper Portland mission as the PWM response to the more complicated
CAP authorities (your unit com- Class C airspace provided the requirements for people to become
mander, or the next level higher same protecting. The Maine Wing mission capable. There will be
than the level of the individual do- aircrews are most grateful to the more classroom training of sys-
ing the "frauding, wasting or abus- staff of the Portland Tower and Ap- tems and reviews of the mission
ing." If the wing commander is proach Control for directing aircraft books that lay out what members
suspected of such activity, then way from the area and feeding ra- need to study in order to become
the IG is the person to complain to. dar information to the aircrews to ES qualified. In addition, we will be
CAP has a "Whistle Blower Pro- assist in their watch. This was truly popping random Rapid Response
tection" policy to protect any indi- a team effort on the part of Maine missions in order to test response
vidual making a FRAUD, WASTE Wing. On behalf of the Maine Wing times and crew readiness. We are
or ABUSE complaint. Commander and Vice- planning to have quarterly CAPF5
Similarly, if you have any SERI- Commander, we would like to rec- flights so that more pilots can get
OUS problem with persons in au- ognize the following individual and themselves current in a more con-
thority in CAP and this problem is thank them for their great efforts venient way. These training
not being satisfactorily resolved by and expertise. Air Operations: changes will work to be more in-
the appropriate commander, you Capt Don Godfrey and Capt Ken structional to promote a greater
are authorized to bring a complaint Knightly, Capt Marc Brunelle, Capt depth of qualified personnel that
to the IG. All such complaints must Ted Kryzak and Capt David will be available in the event of an
be in writing, dated and signed by Genest. Communications: Maj emergency. If you really want to be
the person with the complaint. Any Mike Pellerin, Capt Dale Fellows, a part of a meaningful effort to pro-
such complaints will be taken seri- FO Nate Fellow, Capt Dennis tect your community, then dig in a
ously and will be held confidential Murray, Lt Col Greenlaw, Col Bill little and meet the training require-
in order to protect the individual. Ricker, 2Lt Steven Higgins and ments as proscribed by CAP and
Check out CAP Regulation 123-2 Maj Joel Look. SDIS Training: Col USAF. I would like to thank all of
(found in your squadron regula- Jim Linker Aircrews – County you who have taken the time to
tions file or on line on the NHQ Squadron: Major Tom Goetz, Lt participate in the many missions of
WEB site, under "INSPECTOR.") Wayne Killcolins, Lt Col John CAP and the training involved to
LTC Richard Grover, IG Trask Aircrews – Bangor Sq Maj become a CAP member. If it were
Jim Jordan Aircrew – Waterville Sq all easy, there would be no sense
Capt Doug Grosso Aircrews – of accomplishment or a feeling of
(Continued from page 1) QMII
Downeast Sq: Capt John Riley, Lt being part of a significant effort to
continuous aerial coverage, our Col Ken Goldstein, Aircrew – Au- protect the United States. From
aircrews flew two hour sorties with gusta Sq SM Eugene Richards, Lt the dedication of our members to
the replacement crew rendezvous- Col Bill Hawksley, Capt Dave go to assist the Florida hurricane
ing with the other mid-air and tak- Barker Aircrew – Cumberland Sq victims, to those who participated
ing over the watch so they could Capt Marc Brunelle, Capt Don in the tragic search for the downed
return to home base. This meant Saucier, Capt Dave Genest, 1t KT Aviation aircraft to those who
there was never moment when Mike Coyne, Capt Dan Gagnon, work to make our Cadet Program
CAP eyes were not present Capt Paul Connors and Capt Ted the best there is, it all combines to
throughout the fifteen hour watch. Kryzak Aircrew – MEWG: Col Jim develop a strong unit. Under the
Providing such continuous cover- Linker, 2Lt Wayne McKinney and command of Major General
age required the mission be di- Maj Chris Hayden Administration: Dwight Wheless and Brigadier
vided into two shifts to not exceed 1Lt Wayne McKinney, Col Mitch General Tony Pineda, I believe
duty hours. During the Bar Harbor Sammons and Maj Chris Hayden you will be seeing the Civil Air Pa-
mission, crews based in Northern Mission Support Team: 1Lt Perley trol advance in its position within
Maine provided the first shift and Urquhart, 2Lt Theodora Urquhart, USAF and many opportunities pre-
crews from Southern Maine pro- 1Lt Robert Voisine, Capt Wayne sented to the members of CAP.
vided the second. During the Port- Merritt, Capt Merri Knightly and It is up to us to make the best of t
land mission this was reversed. Capt Andrea Hayden. Thank you all. Semper Vigilance.
During the Bar Harbor mission, the all for putting us on the map!!! Col Mitch Sammons
FAA provided a NOTAM advising Maj Chris Hayden CAP Commander, Maine Wing
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Commander’s Corner lay system to remote locations and USAF wants to use CAP as its auxil-
multiple distributions of data to the iary. USAF does want to have CAP as
agency command posts. All these ef- part of its “Total Force”. In doing so,
As we all “gear up” for the year-end forts were extremely successful be- old ways and habits have to change.
holiday season, it is appropriate to cause of the excellent training that USAF expects us to represent their
reflect on all the happenings of this many of you have participated in over way of doing things and that includes
past year. It has been a very busy the past many months. Your profes- everything from uniform wear to skill
year for Maine Wing. Our involvement sional demeanor and appearance set levels as mission crews to account-
with missions that are Homeland Se- the tone for the missions, and our cli- ability of funds and equipment. The
curity related started with the assis- ents were very appreciative of the “MIMS” system is here to stay. We
tance we gave to the Maine Emer- support. Because of these earlier mis- need to work within that system in or-
gency Management Agency and other sions, the call up of Maine Wing to der to maximize the training funding
Federal agencies for the event that assist in the protection of the visits by that will become available to us. In
took place in Calais known as the the Queen Mary II capped off our short, we need to recognize that
“Ste. Croix Days”. This mission demonstration of our abilities to coor- USAF expects CAP to tighten up if it
opened the doors for us as a viable dinate with many state and federal is to become a true partner in the
force for the augmentation of the agencies to augment their limited re- USAF plans for Homeland Security.
regular HLS agencies and local law sources. There have been some sig- This past Summer Encampment’s
enforcement agencies. In addition, nificant changes at the National level success is a precursor to next sum-
the demonstration of our capabilities of CAP. We all know how the training mer. I hope that our cadets will take
for aerial photo relay and the key role requirements have changed. I realize advantage of the opportunities that
played by the Mobile Communications it has been at some times a very pain- Encampment brings to them. The
Vehicle placed us in a solid position ful and confusing stretch of require- Bangor Air National Guard base is a
with MEMA for future roles in similar ments and reversals. However, it all fantastic resource for us and makes
missions. This mission followed the shows that CAPNHQ does listen to possible experiences that are truly
demonstration of similar capabilities the people in the field who are most memorable. You will not want to miss
at the Portland Jetport exercise where affected by such changes. As you it. This coming year will present some
we verified the ability of the photo re- know, many changes result from how (Continued on page 7)