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Volume 1

Issue 2 Birthplace of the Civil Air Patrol 1 Nov 06

Inside this issue: Commander’s Corner

Commanders Corner 1 Become a Master Communicator
CAP 1942 Alumnus Still Flying
Final Salute
Wing Calendar
E ffective communications is the
lifeblood of a successful organi-
zation. As we continue to move
forward, how well we communicate with
And, we want your
candid and timely feed-
back about what is
working well as well as
each other and our community will suggestions for where
Finds 4 largely determine the extent to which and how we can im-
we succeed or fail. prove. We have also
Corporate Learning Course 5 initiated this Wing Newsletter to keep
There are two aspects to com-
Group 224 Open House Help Request 5 you better informed of important news,
munications, internal and external. To
activities and events of interest around
improve internal communications, we
Cadets Meet Congressman 5 set goals for 2006 for every unit from
the wing.
SAREX At Lakewood Airport 6 wing down to squadrons/flights. These The relationship between each
goals were set in of you and your
Been In CAP Forever 6 January and I spoke unit commander is
about them again to one of the most
Group 225 Golf Outing Fundraiser 6
all of you at our an- important and is
Wreaths Across America 7 nual conference in the foundation for a
March. Next month productive and
Schweiker Sq. Honors Commanders 8 we will begin the satisfying member-
process anew to put ship experience.
Security & Safety is Everyone’s Respons 9
into place our goals Set some time
Completed CISM Course 9 for 2007. I and your aside to speak with
commanders are your commander
Wing Department News 10 working together to about your inter-
Congratulations, Cape May Cnty Sq. 12 provide rapid and ests and aspira-
effective communi- tions in CAP. Ask
NJ Wing Family 12 cations up and down him or her what his
the chain of command so that every or her goals and aspirations are for your
Completed CERT Train the Trainer 12 member has the guidance and re- unit; then make a mutual commitment to
sources he or she needs to succeed.
(Continued on page 3)

CAP 1942 Alumnus Still Flying

By 2Lt. Mark Swanson showed cadets a photo of himself in the

1940s’ tan uniform with the well-known
UMBERTON, NJ – New Jersey
three-propeller emblem on his shoulder.
Wing lays claim to being where
Milke related that in 1942, he
CAP began in the 1940s, but
was 13 years old and a cadet in a
cadets don’t often meet former mem-
squadron meeting at Dobbins High
bers from that period.
School in Philadelphia, Pa. He was too
That is, until the weekend of
young to signup with the military, but he
August 25-27, when cadets partcipating
wanted to serve his country and joined
in a NJWG aerospace weekend at
the Civil Air Patrol.
South Jersey Regional Airport (KVAY) Radio control aircraft pilot Doug Milke shows a
in Lumberton met Doug Milke. The for- 1942 photo of himself in the CAP tan uniform of (Continued on page 6)
mer cadet, a CAP member from 1942, the period.
Page 2 Wings Over New Jersey

Final Salute
Chaplain, Maj William L Humphrey Major Mary Ellen Sammons

by Chaplain, Lt Col, Wayne G. Fox, CAP ship Emergency Management, and the By SM Carla Laird
haplain Bill Humphrey was a Dorothy Volunteer Fire Company. ajor Mary Ellen Sammons,
good friend to many in CAP and Civil Air Patrol also became a our Commander for 8 years,
the community. He was always major part of his retirement. Bill joined sadly passed away 21 August
true to his faith in God through his warm CAP in July 2003, as Chaplain of the 2006. Under her command, Cape May
and caring way of making others feel Cumberland Composite Squadron County Composite Squadron was
better just by being with him. Diagnosed meeting at Millville Airport. He was ap- named NJWG Squadron of Merit for
with cancer, he was happy and positive pointed as New Jersey Wing Chaplain 2001. She was also Commander of the
about continuing in his work, despite the in 2005, and served both the Northeast Year 2004.
effects of chemotherapy treatment. Just Region Chaplain Staff College and as Her greatest joy was the Cadet
the Sunday before his passing, Chap- Chaplain for 3 years at NER Staff Col- Program. She worked tirelessly to have
lain Bill gave two worship services as a lege. He earned the Chuck Yeager the Cadets succeed in CAP and in their
United Methodist Minister and per- Aerospace Award, and qualified as a personal lives. Through her leadership,
formed a wedding ceremony. He and Mission Chaplain and CISM counselor. she inspired her staff to such an extent
his beloved wife Gladys happily danced Bill had many wide ranging that all assigned missions were per-
the night away at the reception dinner. interests. He was an avid circus train formed in an exemplary manner and all
Chaplain Bill celebrated a life collector, belonging to the Circus Model staff members work together as a team.
lived in the service of others. Bill was Builders Club. He enjoyed radio-
born March 13, 1933, in controlled airplanes,
Newark, NJ, the son of sailing, golfing, and
Percy and Blanch Hum- he was a photogra-
phrey. He graduated pher having had 2
from Westside High showings of his work
School in 1953, and at Wachovia Bank in
served in the U.S. Army Mays Landing. He
during the Korean con- also taught Clown
flict as a helicopter me- Ministry throughout
chanic. his career. He was
It is not surpris- also a member of the
ing that Bill then de- Lions Club, Rotary,
cided to enter the minis- and Free Masons.
try. He told me that he Chaplain Bill
wanted to “heal the Humphrey was 73
tragedy by building a years old when he
more positive world passed away quietly
through service to oth- on Sept. 2, 2006 at
ers.” He graduated Shore Memorial Hospital, surrounded She had high professional
from Stockton State College and New by his loving family. The Humphrey’s standards, completing Level III in the
Brunswick Theological Seminary. Dur- have 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 Professional Development Program and
ing his ministry, Bill served five great grand children. A Memorial ser- attained Master ratings in Administra-
churches in New Jersey, two churches vice was held on Monday, September tion and Cadet Programs, in addition to
in New Hampshire and 5 churches in 25, 2006 at the Central Methodist her other achievements.
Maryland. Bill was responsible for all Church in Linwood, NJ. A number of Despite serious medical prob-
video graphing of United Methodist An- senior and cadet members of CAP at- lems and surviving two liver transplants,
nual Conference sessions utilizing his tended the very moving service, with a she devoted countless hours as a vol-
prior professional experience. Bill was Cadet Honor Guard performing the unteer. In addition to her 9½ years of
also Chaplain for 17 years with various posting of the colors and a flag cere- service with CAP, she was co-founder
Police and Sheriff’s departments in the mony. A cadet shared her heartfelt loss and ten year member of Cape Atlantic
communities of the churches he served. of Chaplain Humphrey, who she de- Transplant Support Group.
After more than 30 years of scribed as “like a grandfather to me.” Survived by her loving husband
service, Bill and Gladys retired in 2001 We will all miss Chaplain Bill. His life of John and 2 children, she touched the
returning to NJ, and settling in Mays service remains a great example to all lives of many, and will be greatly
Landing. Bill became active as Deputy who had the privilege to know him. missed.
Co-Coordinator for Weymouth Town-
Volume 1 Page 3

(Continued from page 1)

Wing Calendar of Events
work together toward attaining those
goals. Meet periodically to review your Date/Time Event Contact Location
goal commitments and your successes 11-12 Nov 06 Color Guard & Drill Team Lt Col Michael Sperry NJ Wing HQ
and setbacks in meeting your plan. Meeting msperry1@comcast.net
Discuss what changes might be helpful See NJ Wing Dept News, Cadet Programs.
to enhance progress toward your goals. 14 Nov 06 Review Board Lt Col. Joseph Milano NJ Wing HQ
Your relationship with your fel- usafaux@juno.com
Must have all documents to Wing HQ at least 3 weeks in advance
low members is a third important area
of internal communications. Be a 18-19 Nov 06 Ground team and Lt Col Richard J. Olszewski Various locations
UDF team competition richjo5@optonline.net
bearer of positive news to your fellow
Competition for ground units
members. Build up your fellow officers
and cadets by sharing stories of positive 18 Nov 06 Level 1 Maj. Ronald Wiley Group 224 HQ
accomplishment and mentoring those
who are learning. Improve your unit by 18 Nov 06 Group 224 Maj Ron Wiley Freehold Armory
helping to identify underlying problems 1200-1700 Hrs Open House coyote4@optonline.net
Welcome All
and engaging others to seek solutions.
Use your chain of command as a 19 Nov 06 Cadet Advisory Lt Col Travis Pope NJ Wing HQ
1400-1600 Council Meeting
source of information to dispel rumors,
and to assist in implementing solutions 18-19 Nov 06 Two Group SAREX Lt Col Richard J. Olszewski Central Jersey Apt
to problems. Groups 223 & 225 richjo5@optonline.net
The groups will conduct emergency services exercises during a Sarex.
External communications is 21 Nov 06 Promotion Board Lt Col. Joseph Milano NJ Wing HQ
equally vital to our ability to grow. Fund 2000 hrs usafaux@juno.com
raising, recruiting new members, secur-
09 Dec 06 Working with Media Lt Col. Lisa Van Clief To be announced
ing new missions and customers, gain- Representatives agsaremt@aol.com
ing government and legislative support, Guest Speaker from print and radio media
to name a few areas, all critically de-
09-10 Dec 06 Wing SAREX Lt Col Richard J. Olsazewski Trenton
pend on our ability to communicate to richjo5@optonline.net
our community who we are, what we Members will participate in training and profiency of their specific SQTRs.
do, and the many positive benefits we 14 Dec 06 IC and Training Team Lt Col Richard J. Olszewski Trenton
bring. We have much to be proud of Meeting richjo5@optonline.net
and we need to share that with those Incident Commander and Wing training staff will meet to discuss exercises and
who may be interested in joining CAP or formulate plans
supporting us. Each and every one of 15 Dec 06 Sq Physical Fitness Award NHQ/LMPD
Nominations due
us is an ambassador for CAP and New
Must test anytime in November
Jersey Wing and each of us needs to
present a clear, positive and consistent 17 Dec 06 Cadet Advisory Lt Col Travis Pope NJ Wing HQ
1400-1600 Council Meeting
image of our organization through our
words and actions. 31 Dec 06 USAF Academy Prep School NJ Wing HQ
Nominations Due
The main catalysts for leading
1 Jan 07 2007 Schoolarship Lt Col. Travis Pope NJ Wing HQ
and focusing our internal and external Deadline
communications programs are our Pub-
lic Affairs Officers. They are responsi-
ble for promoting community relations, there are still many units that do not cadets to achieve positive growth; mov-
media relations, internal information have a PAO or an effective public af- ing our organization forward by making
activities and liaison to other organiza- fairs program. I need your help in this positive suggestions for improvement
tions. Accurate, timely, relevant infor- important work and ask you to consider and sharing successes; presenting a
mation enables us to work as one team, becoming a PAO for your unit or, if you model image of CAP to others; and
and aligns our supporters; and the PAO are fortunate to have one, offer your helping to build strong relationships
is at the hub of this important activity. I time and talents to expand your public with your communities and other or-
would like to congratulate our PAO’s on affairs activities. You can also help by ganizations.
the excellent progress they have made recruiting new members who can serve Thank you for all your hard
this year in obtaining increased press in the role of PAO. work and dedication to making New
coverage, television appearances, and I would like to challenge each Jersey Wing an outstanding organiza-
inviting more government and township of you to become a master communica- tion!
officials to participate in key award cere- tor, starting with yourself by setting
monies. Keep up the good work! Our clear goals and commitments; then One Wing, One Team,
PAO organization continues to grow but working with your fellow officers and One Standard of Excellence
Page 4 Wings Over New Jersey

Linden bers of the team were Lt Col Mike 1st Lt Wayne Avellino and manned by

Sperry, Capt Mike Carter, and Lt Capt Kevin Barstow, Cadet Coleman
ongratulations to those who Charles Harding. Thank you for a job Calhoun, and Cadet Taylor Hienkel.
participated in Mission well done. Their training and persistence resulted
06M1515. On Sunday 13 Au- in the find. Well done team!
Crosskeys Airport

gust, Majors Bob Jennings and Steve
Tracy, Capt. Mike Pagan, Lt Ulric ground team consisting of
Atlantic Highlands Marina

Gordon-Lewis, SM Mike Barbato, ca- LtCol Dennis Walton, Schweiker
dets Brian Debrowski, Paul Jennings, Squadron, Lt Joe Imbesi, nother successful mission by NJ
Matthew Gomes and Nick Jennings all Schweiker Squadron, and Lt Al Jeffer- CAP The Members of the Bay-
participated in locating an ELT on a son silences an ELT at Crosskeys Air- Shore Squadron responed to
helicopter in a hangar at Linden airport. port in less than two hours after the the mission with their UDF team.
Lt Wasim Baig, who was flying orienta- alerting call from the AFRCC. The call Team members were Ulric
tion flights that day, verified the active from the AFRCC came on Sunday Gordon-Lewis, C Gomes, M. Gomes, E.
signal. night, 23 July 24, 2006 at 2318 local Pagan, T, Higginson, T. Stevens.
and the ELT was silenced at 0051 local. E-pirb was found on a boat
Somerset Airport

Congratulations on a well done job. docked at the Atlantic Highlands Ma-
DelVal Composite Squadron rina.
team consisting of Lt Bingert Finding a e-pirb takes a lot of
and Lt Pittenger successfully Perth Amboy Marina time working through all those boats.

located the offending ELT at Somerset ongratulations for a job well Job well done.
Airport (SMQ) at 15:30 hours on Thurs- done go to Bayshore Compos-
day 14 Sept 2006. E-perb, Dumpster

ite Squadron’s UDF Team Lead
The team seems to specialize by Cadet Brian Dobrowski. He and his ongratulations to the following
in searches in inclement weather. Team; 1st Lt Ulric Gordon-Lewis, SM NJ Wing team members for
Nicholas Vernon, Cadet Eric Pagan, their part in the successful com-
Cape May, Sunken Vessel and Cadet Trevor Stevens successfully pletion of another AFRCC assigned

located and silenced a transmitting mission.
ate last night a Ground Team
EPIRB on a boat at ten minutes after Ground Team: Capt Mike
from Cape May Squadron was
1:00 am this morning. The team was in Carter, C/SMSGT Marc Auvil, Lt Col
tasked to track down an emer- Michael Sperry, Major Travis Pope
gency signal on frequency 121.5. They the field for 3.5 hours and traveled 78
2LT Charles Hardy
skillfully tracked the signal to an EPIRB miles in their quest.
Air Crew: Capt. Bill Ward,
(boat ELT) that was on the vessel Inbound thunderstorms pre-
Capt. Andre Ferland
"Shoreline." The Shoreline had sunk vented the launch of an aircrew. The Incident Commander Trainer:
hours earlier when tropical depression UDF Team skillfully followed the signal Lt Col Marianne Ferland
Ernesto came through the area. No one without the aid of air support. They nar- The AFRCC called at noon
was hurt during the sinking. The Ground rowed their search to a marina about a yesterday and the EPIRB was found in
Team was expertly led by Capt Kevin mile east-northeast of Perth Amboy. a metal dumpster at 2015 in the eve-
Barstow, and was staffed with Major With an escort from marina security, the ning. The signal was heard on both the
Richard Simon, 2Lt Tony Simon, and team located the EPIRB on a boat, and 243 mhz and 121.5 mhz frequencies
Cadet CMSgt Justin Laird. Kudos to the quickly silenced the unit. Apparently the making it especially challenging to track
team! EPIRB had been moved during routine down.
maintenance on the boat and activated Kudos to the team for their
earlier in the day. dedication, outstanding critical thinking

Nice work team! skills & extraordinary teamwork! A spe-
n the Night of Aug 30th the cial thank you to Lt Col Marianne Fer-
ground unit from McGuire land for sharing her knowledge & ex-
Squadron took on an ELT mis- perience.
sion which lead them to Somerset NJ.
North Wildwood,
Fishing Boat

An ELT was found in a home of a pilot.
The team continued the search as ongratulations to Cape May Solberg Airport
Composite Squadron’s ground Congratulations on a successful ELT
AFRCC was indicating a miss pass two.
team located and silenced an Mission go to: SM Ben Madavoy, Cap't
The team did some investigative work
errant EPIRB on a fishing boat in the Ken Korwin, Lt. Wasim Baig 1Lt Ulric
to locate the home owners and brought
area North Wildwood at 22:28 on Satur- Gordon-Lewis, Cadets Brian De-
the mission to a successful end. Mem-
day, 12 August. The team was lead by (Continued on page 5)
Volume 1 Page 5

Corporate Learning Course Group 224 News: Open House, Request For Help
by 2Lt. Mark Swanson By Maj Ron Wiley be prepared to talk to visitors that would

Commander Group 224
be directed to your squadron.
ver a dozen New Jersey Wing e are hosting an OPEN Additionally we need assis-
officers completed the Corpo- HOUSE on Saturday, Novem- tance in placing posters at local airports
rate Learning Course over two ber 18, 2006 at the Freehold and schools to notify the public of our
days at Wing HQ on Oct. 14-15. Spe- Armory. The purpose of the Open open house. Capt. Goldberg has pro-
cialists from many areas, including op- House is to recruit new senior and ca- vided a Press Release for all newspa-
det members for the squadrons in pers in New Jersey.
Group 224. In addition there is a
The time is 1200 - large "Arts and Crafts" show
1700 hours on Saturday. being held at the Armory on
We need squadron coopera- the same day as our open
tion. Capt. Marvin Goldbert, house. We feel this will add to
Group 224 PAO and I have our visitation. Video presenta-
sent emails to you as squad- tions will run every hour on the
erations, emergency services and pub- ron commanders asking for hour AND refreshments will be
lic affairs, shared their expertise with participation. servied.
the course participants. Above, NJWG This is a stronger request for As you can see a great deal of
legal officer Lt. Col. William Hart, talks assistance. I need at least one senior effort is being expended for your squad-
with course participants about the finer and one cadet present at the open ron recruiting benefit. WE NEED YOUR
points of the law and the Civil Air Patrol. house to represent your squadron and HELP. DO NOT LET US DOWN.
(Continued from page 4 Finds) rina on Raritan Bay just south of Staten
Island, NY.
browsky, Eric Pagan and Trevor Ste- A second ground team from
USAF AFRCC alerted IC Cap't
Bayshore Composite Squadron formed
and launched around 11 Am and had
One Wing,
Mike Pagan at 6:15 AM to an ELT the source of the signal (located in a
sounding in the vicinity of solberg air- vessel under repair) located and si- One Team,
port. SM Madavoy and, later, Cap't lenced prior to 1 PM.
Korwin and Lt Baig as aircrew were My thanks and congratulations One Standard
dispatched. to all the team for demonstrating the
No signal was heard on the "One wing" philosophy of working to- of Excellence
ground or in the air, however the air- gether to conclude a mission.
crew kept working and located the sig-
nal about 35 miles to the East at a ma-

CAP Cadets Meet Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen

Academy in Caldwell, NJ.
The above Civil Air Patrol Cadets met Cadet / 1st Lt Stephen Ro-
Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen gacki, recently received the Administra-
at a recent meeting of the Shooting Star tive Award at a meeting of the Lone
Chapter of the Air Force Association Eagle Composite Squadron of the Civil
where Congressman Frelinghuysen Air Patrol (CAP), NJ Wing. This award
gave a talk on national defense issues is earned after successful completion of
including Congressional support for the the first ten achievements of the cadet
US Air Force and other armed services. program. The achievements consist of
Cadet / Chief MSgt Stasia M. assing leadership, aerospace, and
Rogacki shown above was the recipient moral leadership requirements. He is in
of the Sprit Award in July at the Honor Shown in the above picture are from left to right: the 10th grade at Seton Hall Prep, West
Guard Academy, held at the McDaniel Cadet/Chief MSgt Stasia M. Rogacki, Cadet/1st Orange, NJ.
College, Westminster, MD. The Spirit Lt Stephen Rogacki, Congressman Rodney Cadet/Airman Clayton Rotar
Award is given to the Cadet with the Frelinghuysen, and Cadet/Airman Clayton Ro- visited Congressman Frelinghuysen’s
best attitude, preparation, and outlook tar, of the Lone Eagle Squadron, NJ Wing, Civil Congressional Office this summer in
during the two week academy course. Air Patrol Washington, DC. He is in the 8th grade
She is a freshman at Mount St. Dominic at Mendham Township Middle School,
Page 6 Wings Over New Jersey

SAREX AT Been In CAP Group 225

LAKEWOOD Forever Golf Outing Fundraiser

ixteen golfers joined leaders of
S/M Lisa Hoffman Group 225 on the links on Oct.

by Captain Marvin A. Goldberg, Anniversary Committee Member 21 at Blue Heron Pines Golf

Group 224 Public Affairs Officer Club in Galloway Twp., Atlantic County.
ave you been in CAP for as
espite very inclement weather, long as you can remember? If
25 senior and cadet members so we want to hear from you!
from 10 NJWG units conducted In December we will be approaching
a ground search and rescue mission our 65 anniversary and we want to take
training exercise (SAREX) at Lakewood a look back at the people who made us
Airport, starting 8 am, Saturday, June who we are today.
22nd. The CAC is organizing an anni-
Although an airborne exercise versary celebration titled, Flying
was scheduled, weather did not cooper- Through the Years, but they need your The golf outing was a fund-
ate. Flying was strictly IFR. So air op- help. We are looking for veteran mem- raiser for the five squadrons of Group
erations were cancelled. bers to speak about how CAP has 225. Group Cmdr Lt. Col. Israel Thomp-
Mission Commander was Lt. changed through the years as well as son said he was pleased with the day,
Col. Richard Olszewski, NJWG Emer- old uniforms and pictures to put on dis- which included dinner and prizes for a
gency Services Operations Training play. number of corporate sponsors, and he
Officer for New Jersey Wing. Ground If you are interested in helping is looking forward to making an annual
search operations were directed by Ma- tell the CAP story, contact committee event of the outing. Lt. Paul Bolognone,
jor Steve Tracy of Jackson, NJ, NJWG head C/SMSgt Lori Hoffman at only- Air Victory Squadron commander, Lt.
Assistant Director of Emergency Ser- lori711@hotmail.com. We look forward Barbara Carlson and C/A1C Matthew
vices. Ground Base Director was Cap- to hearing from you! Carlson all joined in for a day of golf.
tain Mike Pagan of Oceanport, NJWG
Director of Emergency Services. Lt.
Franklin Shinn of Brick Township, Com-
mander, Pineland Composite Squadron
based at Lakewood Airport, acted as
Mission Safety Officer and host unit
Two missions were slated: the
first a “lost person” search and rescue
and the second a “downed aircraft ELT”
search at YMCA Camp Zehnder in Wall
Township. Both ground missions were
completed successfully despite heavy
local thunderstorms and incessant
drenching downpours. Capt. Helen
Clemente of Group 224 led one of the
ground teams.
In addition, ground-base-to-
ground-team communications profi-
ciency was successfully tested every (Continued from page 1 Still Flying) in the U.S. Marines during World War II.
half hour and mission management ex- He fought on Okinawa and other spots
ercises performed. Weather was “We had a lot of young guys,” most of in the Pacific Theater.
tracked via national weather service them too young to join up or be drafted Today, Milke is active with the NJ Pine
(NOAA radar and satellite observa- in 1942, he said. Barons remote control aircraft club,
tions). At one point, a violent thunder The Dobbins High squadron flew out of which flies at a small grass airstrip
storm cell (dark red on screen) covered Wings Field near Quakertown, Pa., across the road from South Jersey Re-
the entire mission area. added Milke. “They had Aeroncas and gional Airport. He resides in Edgewater
Piper Cubs.” Park, NJ.
One Wing, One Team, Milke stressed that CAP taught him a cutline: Radio control aircraft pilot Doug
great deal about the military and aero- Milke shows a 1942 photo of himself in
One Standard of Excellence nautics that helped prepare him for duty the CAP tan uniform of the period.
Volume 1 Page 7

Wreaths Across America

Re: CAP participation in W r e a t h s A c r o s s A m e r i c a

Civil Air Patrol Members:

2006 will mark the 15th anniversary of holiday wreaths being sent from the State of Maine to Arlington National
Cemetery. Each year the folks at Worcester Wreath Company, along with many volunteers, make and decorate the
wreaths that will adorn the headstones of over 5000 grave markers of our Nations fallen heroes. If you have ever
seen the photos of row after row of bleached white stones, with evergreen wreaths and red bows it is a stirring im-
age to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice for this great country.

Spurred by a tremendous outpouring of support and to celebrate the 15 years of giving, Worcester Wreath and the
Civil Air Patrol would like to expand the reaches of the wreath laying program by the placing of six memorial wreaths
at each of the over 270 State and National Cemeteries, and Monuments across the country.

If you and your members are interested in participating in this ceremony for your State or local community, please
contact Program Directors Maj. Wayne Merritt or Maj. Dennis Murray as soon as possible so arrangements can
be made to have the memorial wreaths to you before the cut-off date.

1) The Wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery and across the Nation will take place in synchronization at
noon (EST) on Thursday, December 14th, 2006.

2) Each participating unit will receive a Wreaths Across America Ceremony Guide, and six memorial wreaths for
each designated location.

3) Please make sure you include your up-to-date email and telephone contact information so we can begin prepa-
rations for all participating units. Experience shows us this is a great project to have cadets involved in as well as offi-
Maj Wayne Merritt Maj Dennis Murray
(207) 483-2039 (Project HQ) (207) 483-2039 (Project HQ)
(207) 598-7527 (cell) (207) 214-9844 (cell)
wmerritt@mewg .cap.gov dmurray@mewg.cap.gov

Please help us expand the recognition of those who have served our
country, both past and present, as well as their families who de-serve our
support. Without the sacrifices of our veterans, there would be no oppor-
tunity to enjoy the freedoms available today in this great country.


Co-Directors of W r e a t h s A c r o s s A m e r i c a
Page 8 Wings Over New Jersey

Schweiker Sq. Honors Commanders with Ceremony

By 2Lt. Mark Swanson In his years with Schweiker, past 39 years at Collingswood Middle

Jack Schweiker Composite Sq Walton has accumulated quite a record: School, Collingswood.
ack Schweiker Composite two commander’s commendations; Presenting an award for Maj.
Squadron hasn’t had a new com- been named New Jersey Wing and Eboch was Camden County freeholder
mander in a long time, so when Northeast Region Senior of the Year; Joseph Ripa – father of television star
word came that change was coming, and received CAP’s F. Ward Riley Kelly Ripa -- on behalf of the freeholder
squadron members planned to mark the Leadership Award, the Grover Loening board, honoring his service to CAP.
occasion with proper ceremonies, Award and the Paul Garber Award. Dur- Speaking to those attending
speeches and honors. ing his command tenure, Schweiker were NJWG commander Col. Robert
On Sept. 18, Lt. Col. Dennis Squadron also produced two Cadets of McCabe, Maj. Fred Karl from the U.S.
Walton handed over command of the the Year – one national and one state – Air Force State Director’s Office and Lt.
squadron to Maj. Robert Eboch. Walton two state wing commanders, five group Col. Ted Schober, a former Schweiker
has been appointed deputy commander commanders, one region vice com- member and current chief of staff for
and operations officer for Group 225 mander and one wing vice commander. Delaware Wing. The squadron was also
and gave up his squadron command. Maj. Eboch has been a mem- honored to have administrators from the
Lt. Col. Walton has been ber since 2002. He is the squadron’s Collingswood School District in atten-
squadron commander for 13 years. For testing officer and communications offi- dance in support of Maj. Eboch.
his years of outstanding service at the cer. Maj. Eboch has frequently per- Maj. Eboch was interviewed by
squadron level, New Jersey Wing gave formed communications/radio work for his local weekly newspaper, News-
Walton the Meritorious Service Award, CAP’s New Jersey Wing. He has been Weekly, and the change of command
presented by wing commander Col. married 25 years and has three chil- ceremony was covered by Action News
Robert McCabe and vice commander Lt dren. One is a college senior, one is a on WPVI-TV, Channel 6 in Philadelphia.
Col. Robert Jennings, both former Marine and one is a high school junior. A story and photos from the ceremonies
Schweiker members. He is a Moorestown, Burlington County, additionally ran in the another area
resident and a science teacher for the weekly newspaper, The Retrospect.

Maj. Robert Eboch, the new

Schweiker Composite Squadron
commander, gives his remarks
following a change of command

Marking his outstanding leadership of Camden County Freeholder Joseph Ripa pre-
Schweiker Composite Squadron, NJWG sents the new Schweiker commander, Maj. Lt. Col. Dennis Walton and Maj. Robert
Commander Col. Robert McCabe presented Robert Eboch, with a proclamation from the Eboch celebrate the change of command
the former commander, Lt. Col. Dennis county with a special cake for the occasion,
Walton, with the CAP Meritorious Service naming Sept. 18 as Civil Air Patrol Day in the featuring the CAP and
Award. new commander’s honor. Schweiker Squadron emblems.
Volume 1 Page 9

Security And Safety Completed CISM Course

On August 26, 27 a Critical Incident
Is Everyone’s Responsibility stress Management class was held in
Editors Note: This item was sent out as a CAP son has informed their employees that if Civil Air Patrol Critical Incident
e-mail. I feel it is worthwhile reiterating it’s con- Stress Management (CISM) Teams
tents not only to prevent CAP from getting a
they see anyone cause a breech of se-
curity, including propping open a gate, have been called out for service
bad reputation but to point out that in this Post
9/11 time we all have a responsibility to provide they want the authorities called in. The throughout the United States. In a natu-
for our security. Security and Safety Awareness airport access locations are being moni- ral or manmade disaster, rescue effort
is a responsibility we must all participate in. tored by video. If you are caught prop- or under national security conditions,
Lt Barry May whether in the home, wing, region or
ping open the gate, you will be ar-

NJ Wing Newsletter Editor the nation. CISM teams are poised to
his passed Monday, I received a rested!
The last thing we want to have be called into action to aid their fellow
call from Wolcott Blair, manager members.
happen is for anyone in the Civil Air
of Ronson Aviation at the Tren- Thirteen members of the Wing
Patrol to be involved with a breech of
ton Airport. At the SAREX last week- completed the course completed the 14
security that gets publicized. A publi-
end, someone had propped open the hour course. The instructor for the
cized incident like this could be detri-
gate. One of the Ronson employees course was Lt Col Van Don Williams the
mental to all of our efforts for acquiring
asked to please close the gate and not NER region CISM Director, assisted by
budgets for our involvement in home-
to leave it propped open. Later the gate NJ wing Coordinator Capt. Katja Abegg
land security missions not to mention
was propped open again. and Dr Joan Coughlin CISM National
the embarrassment to our organization.
I would like to make sure that Clinical Director.
While this was an incident at the Tren-
everyone is aware that we can not prop Graduates of the class are
ton airport, I am sure that we need to
open the gate for any reason. The need Lieutenant Colonels Joe Abegg, Connie
ensure the same at all airports.
to have all airports as secure as possi- and John O’Grady and Richard Ol-
Your cooperation with this is imperative
ble has become a major effort in home- szewski, Major Al Demunno, Captains
to maintain the high integrity reputation
land security. If we have an event Richard Watson, Helen Clemente, Des-
of the Civil Air Patrol.
where people need to get through the mond O’Neill, and Lieutenants John
Thanks in advance for everyone’s coop-
gate, we have to ensure that there is a Paul, Pete Mitchell, Robert Lippman,
plan to man the gate or to be escorted and Paul Bolognone
Capt. Kenneth A. Korwin
by someone with the authority to open These members are ready to
Commander – Twin Pine Squadron
the gate. My understanding is that Ron- serve and to continue training in CISM

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New Jersey Wing Department News

Administration Cadet of the Year Nominations

mendation, etc.... Do not wait to start
motivating your eligible candidates to he New Jersey Wing will be
Aerospace Education holding the next meeting of the
start getting all the required items. Go
Competition Team. This will be
Request From Lt Col Troyano visit the website and look at all the
a weekend training session.

scholarship opportunities available.
e have a need for empty Please get the information out to your
"Folger" plastic coffee cans, squadrons and encourage your eligible
39 oz size.If anyone uses this CAP members to apply. Let me know if
product and has no further use for it to you have any questions, and I will be
please bring them to Wing Headquar- happy to help anyone through the proc-
ters. Thank you. ess.
Cadet Programs Travis Pope, Lt Col,
Cadet of the Year Nominations Who: Color Guard Cadets AND
2007 Academic Scholarships

Drill Team Cadets

J Wing will be selecting a Cadet When: Saturday - Sunday, 11-
he CAP Scholarship Opportuni- 12 November 2006 at 1000 hrs
of the Year (COY) for Phase 1,
ties are available. These are (Will last until 1600 hrs Sunday, have
2, 3 , and 4. All squadrons are
great avenues for cadets in col- your rides show up by 1530 hrs)
encouraged to make nominations of
lege or getting ready to start college to Where: Wing HQ, McGuire
deserving cadets, each squadron can
get some funding for their education. AFB (Mapquest Neely road on McGuire
nominate one Cadet of the Year in each
Some scholarships are also open to AFB)
officers (senior members). Often the What: Senior subject matter
Squadron Commander and
CAP scholarships offered every year do experts will work with the cadets to pro-
Cadet Programs Leaders in the units
not award all money they have available vide all the instruction necessary to help
should start considering who their COY build a team to win at the Region com-
due to not enough people apply.
nominations will be and start preparing petition. All that is required by the ca-
The best place to get informa-
the nomination packages. There are dets is that you bring your will to be the
tion about all the CAP scholarships
very specific requirements for the COY best that you can be.
available is the National Website at:
nomination packages and you cannot Uniform: BDU uniform with
www.cap.gov/scholarships There you
wait until the last minute to start getting Lower Quarter Shoes
will find all the info you need and some
ready. The application requirements are Parents are welcome to come
additional links to other scholarship pro-
the same for all phases. and help be a part of the team.
grams. The website lists all the eligibility
Cadets should be nominated in Any senior member interested
criteria, application requirements, and in helping with the team should also
the phase they were in for the majority
deadlines. The directions must be fol- come during this meeting. There is a lot
of the calendar year, which is from 1
lowed exactly, both National and the to be done and help is needed in ALL
January 2006 to 31 December 2006.
Wing Commander will reject applica- areas.
The COY Review Boards for all phases
tions not completed correctly. We will be bunking in Wing HQ
will be 13 January 2007. See CAPR
39-3, page 9 and the CAPF 58 for basic and the McGuire Composite Squadron.
information to get started. Please bring appropriate overnight attire
IMPORTANT NOTE: Additional information about and PT gear in addition to your uniform.
NJ Wing deadline to apply is Also, make sure you have shower
specific nomination requirements and
gear and toiletries.
procedures for the Review Boards will
1 January 2007 be published in the upcoming weeks.
Everyone should bring $15 for
meals in the dining hall. Yes, this time
Please share this info with your squad- at Halverson! If you have any questions,
ron and put in the necessary time to please feel free to contact me: Project
All applications must be signed by the make your packages stand out, it will be
wing commander before they are sent Director: Michael Sperry, Lt. Col., CAP
noticed very quickly by the review board Email: msperry1@comcast.net
to National Headquarters. Late and in-
who took the time to put a quality effort Phone: (609) 929-7562
complete applications will not be con-
into their nominations. Address: 217 Orchard Ave., Burlington,
Do not hesitate to contact me if NJ 08016
The applications do to take
you have any questions. Thank You
time to prepare and require several ad-
ditional items such as school tran-
Travis D. Pope, Lt Col, Chaplain
CAP Director of Cadet Programs
scripts, test scores, letters of recom-
cp@njwg.cap.gov 609-723-9495
Volume 1 Page 11

Communications Inspector top and Get the CATS!!! Reference

CAPR 67-1.
Buying Your Own VHF-CAP Radio Legal Capt Mike Huelsenbeck

W hen it comes to buying your Operations

own NTIA Compliant VHF Logistics
radios for CAP use, you can Need Team Mbrs to Compete in Woods

hit some snags. Know Your CATS oon I will be asking for the

The NTIA compliance list at the
NTC web site has been o not the animal, the CAPNHQ names of the team members
taken off line for changes. Logistics program. This produc- who will compet as a ground
We do not know what radios tive tool can ease the burden of team. This is for those who are fully
have been added to or deleted phone calls, headaches and paper qualified as ground team members.
from the list. Please wait. trails. The CATS or Civil Air Patrol Ac- Teams will have minimum of 6 maxi-
Until the webpage is reacti- countability Tracking System program mum of 10
vated--I do not know what we gives a Commander, Logistic or Supply
are dealing with here. Officer an opportunity, latitude and flexi- Professional Development
Most of the NTIA compliant ra- bility to control and track Unit assets
dios require programming and resources. Yes, Yes, I know a lot Public Affairs and Marketing
software and a download of adjectives however this diverse yet
cable package. These can user-friendly system alleviates an abun- Wreaths Across America

cost from $50 and up. $100 is dance of logistical files and provides a
AO's who are looking for infor-
the norm.For example, the soft- quick update real-time display at your
ware and programming pod for fingertips. mation on how the Wreaths
our EF-Johnson Stealth Radios Currently 65% of NJ Wing Across America project came
costs $400.00. That is why we Units are utilizing this program. Its about may want to visit the web site that
have only one. does require an act of congress to gain has just been released. This site will
Before buying a radio, | permissions to use CATS. The Wing give you "Talking Points" to the media
Check with the NJWG/DC or Web Administrator can initially set up and to your commanders who may not
DCA. We will look at is status the Unit Commander who can then have heard about it or read their emails
on theNTC Compliance List. grant approval to the LG and/or Supply lately. The site can be found at;
Also, we can check if a pro- Officers for access. http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/
gramming kit is on hand CAPNHQ is still developing a
somewhere in the wing. tutorial CD, however once access has 65th Anniversary Guide

been granted a self-tutorial will get you he 65th Anniversary of CAP is
If you must take your radio to a familiarized with the entry process. For
"shop" to be programmed, be very cau- coming soon. All PAO’s should
those LG or Supply Officers who have
tious. If the owner of anyone of his plan their units public affairs and
issues with the program, I ask that you
technicians are C.A.P. members, you marketing around this event. Open
contact me via email or phone (check
are OK. the Wing Directory) to get you on the Houses, Press Releases are just a few
Many shop owners are honest, right track. Currently the prime listing of the items each of use could
and will hold your channel list in confi- (S-3) deals with the Laptop computer The 65th Anniversary Guide is posted
dence. The CAP channel list is pro- and Printer assigned to your unit. on the NJ Wing website, Public Affairs
tected under FOUO directives. Once If the Unit has other electronic page. Scroll down to view it.
we migrate to the new channels; the devices or appliances or whatever they The URL is http://www.njwg.cap.gov/
policy will be stricter. deem as accountable or possibly pilfer-
FOUO = for Official Use Only. able should consider entering it into the Safety
To avoid complications, please CATS. The program is a safe guard
contact the NJWG/DC or the DCA first. and back up during Unit transitions,
Email: njwdc@comcast.net relocations, inspections and hopefully
Capt James Pollock never to happen, disasters.
NJWG/DC I urge ALL Units Commanders
to A. Get your permissions for CATS
Counter Drugs and B. Get your LG or Supply Officer
signed on to the program. This issue is
Finance likely to become an inspection item and
with all the latest on-line programs CAP
is designing and acquiring to assist
Government Relations Units in day to day operations, I would
not want to have the NJW behind the
Information Management times….So, its time to step to the Lap- OPPS
NJ Wing, Civil Air at

Newsletter Editor
Lt. Barry May
1358 Hooper Ave.
Toms River NJ 08753
Fax: 732.244.8945


The early supporters of the fledgling organization included New York Mayor (and National Civil Defense Chief)
Fiorello LaGuardia, New Jersey Governor Charles Edison, Lt. Gen. Henry H. Arnold, the Civil Aeronautic
Authority's Robert Hinckley, Florida Defense Force's "Ike" Vermilya, publisher Tomas H. Beck, Kenneth Littauer,
newspaper owner Guy P. Gannett, World War I ace Reed Landis, and Maj. Gen. John F. Curry.

Congratulations Cape May County Sq. NJ Wing Family

lease join me in congratulating By Lt Col Anna Scheidly, DA NJW By Maj Bill Strupczewski

Maj. Jack Soldano on accepting ust wanted to pass on the news
udos to Cape May County
the position of Commander, that Vince Girolami has recently
Composite Squadron for assur-
Group 221. For many years, Jack has been promoted to staff sergeant
ing a new Personnel Authoriza-
been a dynamic and successful com- in the United States Air Force. Vince is
tion for staff, new Personnel Authoriza-
mander of the Walter M. Schirra Com- a former member of the Jack Schweiker
tion for committees & boards, and new
posite Squadron (NJ-090) in Ramsey, Composite Squadron and served for
2A for staff positions (Finance, Safety,
NJ and he now brings his considerable many years as on the staff of the NJ
Logistics &/or Communications) were
leadership skills and experience to the Wing GSAR School. Currently, Vince is
submitted immediately after the recent
group level. Please give him your full stationed at Nellis AFB as a Readiness
changes within the unit structure.
support and cooperation as together we Specialist. Please join me in congratu-
One of the best tools at our
continue to strive toward one standard lating him on this great achievement!
disposal is communication. We need to
of excellence. be informed, current and aware. The
I would like to thank Maj Tom Completed CERT Train the Trainer
only way to fill that need is to receive
Donahue for his service and look for- communication, process it, then retain
ward to having his continued support Three members of the New Jersey
the pertinent information. Lets all en- Wing completed Train the Trainer pro-
and advice. deavor to keep the communication open
Col. Robert McCabe gram for Community Emergency Re-
Commander New Jersey Wing
and current. sponse Team (CERT). The 16 hour
course was completed by Lieutenant

One Wing, One Team, Colonels Marianne Ferland and Richard

Olszewski, and Capt. Katja Abegg.
Who received their certificates to be

One Standard of Excellence instructors in the CERT program.

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