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March 2005


Worcester Wreath and Maine Wing, CAP team up again at Arlington

National Cemetery.
For the second
Aerospace Education yearatinitsa finest.
row the St wreaths and to participate in a ganizations were on hand to help
Croix 22,
August and2004
to be aCompos- wreath laying ceremony at the with the placing of the wreaths.
ite Squadrons
beautiful day to workhave traveled
and to Ar-
play outside. Tombs of the Unknowns. Both Once this project was complete, the
After National
a month Cemetery
of almost to partici-
daily rain, squadrons were so moved by the
cadets and senior members met in event that both squadrons partici-
Bangor, Maine to compete in the Maine pated again this year. On December
Wing’s Model Rocketry Contest. As 12, 2004 at 0430 twenty-seven
always, the St Croix Composite members left in two CAP vans and
Squadron had over 95% participation. headed to Easton, Maryland where
Picture 1 shows most of the cadets who they were met by Col Kay Walling,
attended the event. This is only the Maryland Wing Commander and
second time in memory that two cadets members of the Easton Composite
had to ride in the Commanders car Squadron. After a welcome from
because the van was full. As we add representative Addie Eckardt, Col Finished Product was Beautiful
new members, I from
Volunteers hope this problem
all over came to Walling served pizza to everyone.
help theI like to see unload
cadets as many and cadets lay The Maryland Wing provided over- Civil Air Patrol members attended a
take advantage ofwreaths.
these programs as night accommodations as well as very moving wreath laying ceremony
possible. Our First Sergeant John breakfast in the morning. At 0600 at the Tombs of the Unknowns. Af-
Chambers, Picture 2, is shown before he Monday morning the squadrons left terwards, the group traveled to the
pate in his
launched therocket.
laying After
of wreaths on Vet-
the launch, I for Arlington where they met the Pentagon where all members were
asked himgraves.
what heThishad event
learnedhas taken
about Blue Bird truck carrying the wreaths. treated to a guided tour of the build-
place He
rockets. every year
Said: for the
“I know notpast ten
to use Cadet and senior members went to ing, which included a visit to the
three with Morrill
different types of Worcester
glue on the donat-
same work and by 10:30 all 4,500 wreaths “Memorial Room” which is just be-
fin.” wreaths
went on totobesay:
on thewaitgrave- were placed. The Maine State Soci- low where the plane hit on 9/11/01,
until theinlast
second toLastbuildyear,
yourMr. ety and volunteers from various or- and will remain etched in the hearts
rocket, approached
you don’t have enough Capt Wayne
time to of all Americans. This area is the
make Commander
corrections and fixof anythe Machias only place we were allowed to take
Valley Composite
problems.” All presentSquadron,
watched astothehelp pictures at the Pentagon. We are
First the unloading
rocketof theup
went wreaths
and at proud of our cadets and senior
down so fastand
that distributing
we almost missedthem it. to members who took time to partici-
the volunteers from the Maine State pate in this event. All of us are look-
Society to lie on the graves. Capt ing forward to next year when we
Merritt enlisted the help of the St will do it again. Thank you to all who
Croix Composite Squadron to help made this trip possible.
with the event. Last year fifteen
members traveled to Arlington and Cadets SMSgt John Chambers Maj Wayne Merritt and Capt Den-
worked with the volunteers and and C/2Lt Stephen Lincoln nis Murray.
Worcester Wreath to distribute the straighten wreaths on veterans

Maine Wing – ney, Air Crew; Lt. Dick Sharpe, Air Maine Wing Airman Academy
I am now able to inform you of the Crew; Capt. Marc Brunelle, Air Crew;
highly successful mission recently Lt. Mike Coyne, Air Crew; Lt. Dick Attention All Cadets:
completed by members of Maine Gagne, Air Crew; Major Mike Pel- The Maine Wing Airman Academy is
Wing for the U.S. Navy. lerin, MCV Command and Communi- coming up soon! The Airman Acad-
Maine Wing was tasked by the U.S. cations, and Lt. Col. Bill Ricker, emy will be held Monday April 18 thru
Navy to provide reconnaissance MCV Crew and Communications. Thursday April 21 at the Bangor Air
flights and support communications The success of this mission has been National Guard Base and will be run
during the transit of its recently up- heard at the top of CAP National simultaneously with the Maine Wing
graded ship from port at Bath Iron Headquarters. Outstanding work that Honor Guard Academy. The Airman
Works down the Kennebec River to reflects outstanding training. Stay Academy is a great opportunity for
its release point into the Atlantic. This tuned…I am sure that there will be new cadets to learn about the cadet
mission included fly back digital pho- more to come… program, improve their basic skills,
tography for USN analysis and plan- Mitch Sammons Col. CAP and prepare for this summer’s Maine
ning purposes. Maine Wing provided Wing Encampment, which is shaping
“eyes in the skies” for the USN secu- up to be one of the best Maine Wing
rity personnel in accompanying water- has ever had! New cadets will be
craft and at their ICP. This type of
given the opportunity to complete all
mission may make us an integral part RIGHT TIME!!!! Twenty Four the requirements for their next grade.
of the US Navy’s plans for recon ser- Minute Mission. Participation at the basic level is de-
vices for future ship movements. Sometimes it is the case. The mission signed for Cadet Basics, Cadet Air-
To say that the USN personnel were was opened February 25, 2005 at man, Cadet Airman First Class, and
pleased with the outstanding job done 1853Z and the ELT was silenced by Cadet Senior Airman. More experi-
by our Air and Ground Crews is an Capt. Fellows and Flt Officer Fellows enced cadets who desire to improve
understatement. I thank all who took at 1917Z. I think that is at least a ME their leadership skills and mentor new
part in this very successful mission. Wing record. Fortunately for me the cadets will find the Airman Academy a
And those key people include – Major Fellows GT was just getting ready to time of great growth. Those cadets
Chris Hayden, Planning and Crew leave the Augusta Squadron to take who wish to apply for a staff position
selection; Capt. Ted Kryzak, Initial Cadets to Winter Survival when I got should apply now as staff positions
Planning; Col. Jim Linker, Air Crew, the call from the AFRCC. The offend- are being chosen as we speak. To be
Planning, Crew selection and Opera- ing ELT was located in a aircraft that eligible for a staff position you should
tions Coordination; Lt. Wayne McKin- had made a hard landing at Augusta have already completed an encamp-
State Airport. I can tell you when I ment, or at the very least completed
called the AFRCC and told them we an Airman Academy and be a Cadet
had it silenced Capt. Hermosa was a Senior Airman or above. If you are
little surprised but I told him we had
Maine Wing Over great teams up here in Maine.
interested here are a couple of things
you should know…first the cost is
Wing Commander
Thanks so much to Capt. Fellows and $35.00, which includes all your meals.
Col Mitch Sammons Flt Officer Fellows for their willingness Check in time is between 1200 and
to be a few minutes late in delivering 1300 on the 18th and lunch will not
Vice Commander
Maj Chris Hayden
the Cadets to Winter Survival. be served so eat before you come.
GREAT JOB ONCE AGAIN. Graduation will be at 1400 on Thurs-
Newsletter Editor Capt. Merrie Knightly, DO day the 21st and parents are encour-
Capt Dennis Murray
aged to come, so let them know about
Headquarters it. The application deadline is April 1
Maine Wing, Civil Air Patrol for basic cadets and ASAP for cadet
PO Box 5006 We have been informed that C/Lt.
Augusta Maine, 04332-5006 staff. More information will be put out
James Connors has just received his on list-serve as far as packing lists
Editorial Office: 207/767-1874 acceptance to the U.S. Air Force and more specific instructions so if
Headquarters: 207/626-7830 Academy. On behalf of Maine Wing, I you are interested and don’t have ac-
The Maine Wing Over is an unofficial newsletter extend our sincere congratulations to cess to a computer check with some-
published quarterly in the interest of members of the Mr. Connors for his successful appli- one in your squadron to get the info.
Maine Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. Any opinions cation and wish him the best in his Hope to see you all there!
either expressed or inferred by the writers herein are
their own and are not to be considered official ex-
career ahead. We are all proud of his 1LT Lori Renzullo, CAP
pression by the Civil Air Patrol or the Department of achievement. Deputy Director of Cadet Programs
the Air Force.

Wing Cadets and Seniors at Stobie Seaplane Base on the Maine
Moosehead Wing
Lake, DAE,
Maine move LTC182
a Cessna Lindon
seaplane from thefairs
water Officer opened
ramp to land the Wing
parking. Maine sessions
has by
Model Rocketry
supported theProgram
International Pilots association Fly-in for the past seven years. Photo Courtesy of Mike Lange, Moosehead Messenger.
Shaping up for Christie, Jr. If you have any questions laying out his vision of the PAO’s be-
about the new model rocketry pro- ing a team within
International the Wing
Parade Leadrather than
by CAP
Wing Conference. gram, please contact your squadron working alone at squadron level. He
Color and Honor Guard
AEO, Commander or Maine Wing likened
On August the 9,job2003,
of thethe
PAO as being
Maine Wing a
This year’s Model Rocketry competi- DAE. 1Lt Tim Look is this year’s member of the Wing Public
Squadrons from St Croix Composite, Affairs de-
tion will be held on Sunday morning, partment with each being
Machias Valley and Downeast once responsible
April 24, 2005 immediately following for hisparticipated
again or her squadron. in the His plan is for
the Wing Conference. Competition the PAO’s
Parade from to Calais,
share expertise
Maine to and
St pool
will start promptly at 1000 hours at the news stories for greater
Stephens, New Brunswick. In addi-coverage.
Princeton Airport in Princeton, Maine. Captthe
tion, Dennis
Honor Murray
Guardhanded eachdif-
from many at-
(About 15 minutes from Calais). The tendee a blank sheet of paper
ferent squadrons participated. This and
competition is a little different this announced
year was specialthat they had just
to Maine taken
Wing, CAP
year and requirements have changed. the first step in producing
because we lead the parade, which their squad-
Guidelines follow the NEW CAP ron’snot
has next
done forofmany
years. It
Model Rocketry Program. Each His telling
seems theof how he found
organizers of theaevent
copy ofcan
Squadron has a copy and additional St Croix’s Sierra Charlie newsletter
count on CAP personnel to be on time in
copies may be requested directly from his local dentist’s waiting
and to be very professional. Less room was
National HQ. Each participating proof of the
problems forpower of the
them and newsletter.
believe me
squadron will be provided a table at they have many problems tocom-
He should know he has just deal
the conference to Display their rock- pletedbefore,
with, his fiftieth issue
during andofafter
SC. the
The re-
ets participating in the competition. event. Thank you to all of the partici-
Set up of these displays would be Fri- C/SMSgt. Chris McCarthy and 1Lt.
day Night or Early Saturday morning. Tim Look work on the rocket
Participating squadron cadets in the launcher for the 2005 Rocketry
competition will have completed Competition to be held at the Maine
Stage One (Redstone) of the Model Wing Conference, April 22-24.
Rocketry Program to be able to par- (photo by 1Lt. Karen Varian)
ticipate in the Maine Wing competi-
tion. Participating squadron cadets
prepare Stage Two (Titan), complet- competition Launcher. He has con-
ing written phase and constructing structed a launcher which fire six (6)
rockets, bringing rockets to Wing rockets at a time or individually with a With this Working Group of PAO’s
competition and displaying them on safe control. Now is the time to build We will no longer be the
the squadron table to be judged. the rockets and complete stage one “Best Kept Seceret”
On Sunday morning, cadet’s rockets and the written work for stage two.
will be examined, launched and re- By April 12, 2005: the Maine Wing
covered at the launch site. Comple- DAE should receive Names of partici- sult of Capt Murray’s presentation
tion certificates will be issued for the pating Cadets/Seniors. Thank you for was a renewed enthusiasm for each
completion of Stage Two (Titan) pro- your participation and leadership. squadron to get started with the pro-
gram. Awards would be determined Capt Dennis Murray, Co-Chairman duction of a newsletter and perhaps
for best performances after three (3) Wing Conference Committee, 2005 create competition among the squad-
launches for altitude, distance, accu- rons. 1 Lt Wayne McKinney encour-
racy and time aloft. A special award aged squadron PAO’s to set up Web
will be given for the best squadron PAO WORKSHOP, 2005 sites for their squadrons. He re-
display. It is planned to tape the com- On Saturday February 12th, Maine minded everyone that each squadron
petition and show the video at a later Wing held a Public Affairs Officers has 50MB of Website space available
Maine Wing function. The public will workshop in the conference room of through the NHQ Earthlink contract.
be invited to attend and watch. Each Building 9 at Camp Keyes in Augusta. These Websites are each squadron’s
participating squadron will provide The one-day workshop was designed shop window for new members and a
one senior member to assist with the to help new and existing PAO’s in the valuable communication tools for ac-
competition. We would expect this art of promoting Civil Air Patrol tive members. Lt McKinney also ex-
senior is familiar with the NEW CAP through the activities that make mem- plained the mysteries of digital pho-
Model Rocketry Program. All squad- bership so worthwhile. Major Chris tography and distributed free software
rons should request rockets through Hayden, the Maine Wing Public Af- (Continued on page 6)

ning air operations in very tight quar-
Waterville ters, Maj Jim Raymond and Maj St Croix
Composite Squadron Wayne Merritt for conducting the UDF
training both at the base and in the
Composite Squadron
field in the extreme cold, Capt Barker
for conducting the Slow-Scan training, We are pleased to announce the fol-
Capt Riley for his Nikon class and 1Lt lowing promotions for the last quarter.
Michael Coyne for flying the SDIS Judy Murray promoted to Capt.,
classes. Without question, we thank
you all for your participation and great
Maj Chris Hayden CAP

Our first full scale SAREX of Machias Valley

2005 held in Waterville on Saturday
February 19th was great success de-
Composite Squadron
Jolene Clark and Judy Murray
spite the cold temperatures. We had Promoted
53 attendees all filled with enthusiasm The Machias Valley Composite
and ready to add to their repertoire of Squadron would like to welcome our
skills. We conducted UDF field train- new members Senior Paul Dolan Jolene Clark to 1Lt., Cadet Stephen
ing and completed the sign-offs for and Cadet Even Emerson. Glad to Lincoln to C/2Lt., Cadets John
several trainees, we conducted Slow- have you join us. We also bid a fond Chambers, Derek Farquharson,
Scan training in the air and on the farewell to Senior Rick Duhaime and Steven Martorano and Joseph Mar-
ground and we conducted torano all promoted to C/SMSgt. Ca-
SDIS training resulting in three more dets Todd Clark and Steven Oliver
aerial computer operators. On the promoted to C/MSgt and Cadet
flight-line, we had a very skilled group Shelby Cilley promoted to C/Amn.
of cadets and seniors handling the Congratulations to all members on
aircraft on the ramp. At the mission your hard earned promotions. We are
base several members took on new all proud of you. During the quarter,
roles while others honed their existing the squadron has traveled to Arlington
skills in preparation for our up coming National Cemetery, visited with mem-
EVAL in May. On top of all that, it was bers of the Maryland Wing and toured
a great day to fly and be outside as the Pentagon with members of Ma-
long as you were well wrapped up. Perley Urquhart relinquishes the chias Valley Squadron. Most of the
Most impressive, was the large num- Down East Patrol Squadron flag cadets have finished the first stage of
ber of cadets attending and taking on during the Change of Command the “Model Rocketry” program and
training at the mission base and in the Ceremony. (photo by 1Lt. Karen are working on getting ready for the
field. Without question, everyone dis- Varian) Rocketry competition at the Maine
played a professional attitude for the Wing Conference in April. The entire
mission in hand and never let their squadron is gearing up for the Wing
guard down in respect to safety. Cadet Josiah Duhaime, who moved Conference and many have attended
We all thanks Waterville Squadron for to Arizona this winter. You will be the meetings taking place. Our Cadet
their great hospitality, the cookies and sorely missed. Our congratulations go representatives on the committee are
pizza were great, and Capt Grosso to 1Lt. Ken Varian who takes over as C/SMSgt Derek Farquharson and C/
and Lt Brown for organizing the day Squadron Commander of the Down A1C Esther Oliver. Both cadets have
and staffing the initial activation. We East Patrol Composite Squadron. made sure that cadets attending the
would also like to thank Capt Marc Good luck, and don't be a stranger! conference will have many fun things
Brunelle our Wing ES Officer, Capt 1Lt. Karen Varian, PA to enjoy. Cadet Farquharson is work-
Merrie Knightly our Wing Director of Machias Valley Comp. Squadron ing closely with the Cadet Advisory
Operations, Col Ricker, Capt Fellows Council for input to the full commit-
and FO Nate Fellows our great com- tee.
munications team, Maj Jordan for run- Capt Dennis Murray, Commander

cluded a RC model demonstration,
Downeast Patrol skydiving, static displays of an Army
National Guard Blackhawk and Life
On February 15th, I had the pleasure Flight helicopter, and aerobatic dis-
of thanking Captain Perley Urquhart plays by Robert Holland in his Pitts
for his service to CAP as the Com- Biplane, Dan McCue in his L-39 jet,
mander of the Downeast Patrol and wing walker Carol Pilon on the
Squadron. Captain Urquhart did a fine upper deck of a Stearman Biplane--
job during a time of great change in the first time she knows of anyone
CAP procedures and requirements. wing walking in the winter! Event
Cadet Change of Command
He will be staying on in a Squadron organizers praised the orderly
Staff capacity to work with the new movements of aircraft and the pro-
Squadron Commander. We congratu- 1Lt Wayne Kilcollins fessionalism of the CAP personnel,
late 1 Lt. Varian for stepping up to who were pleased to participate in
such a unique event!
Cumberland County Donald Godfrey
Composite Squadron

CAC On The Move

The MEWING CAC had it first meet-
ing of the year February 13th during
Blackhawk Helicopter the Commanders Call in Bangor.
On display The Following cadets were in atten-
1Lt Ken Varian receives Squadron dance: Jess Hanson Primary Ban-
Flag from Col Mitch Sammons dur- gor, Anthony Griffin Secondary
Cumberland County Composite
ing the COC ceremony. Bangor, Andrew Rogers Primary
Squadron cadets did and outstanding
job assisting with the Sebago Lake Air CCCS, Jessica Cheney Primary
the plate to take on this challenge. Augusta, Miles Noonan Primary
show on Saturday, February 26. You
Most everyone knows Lt. Varian from Waterville, Chris McCarthy Primary
may have seen the news segment on
his work with the Machias Squadron Machias, Derek Farquharson Pri-
Channel 6/2 local news Saturday eve-
and his consistent contributions to our mary St. Croix, Steven Oliver Sec-
ning about the Windham Rotary
missions, SAREX training, as well as ondary St. Croix, Esther Oliver St.
Club's annual Ice Fishing Derby,
the various other training sessions we Croix, Conference Committee Mem-
which included a first-rate air show
have held. 1Lt. Varian will do a fine ber, Kristen Kilcollins Caribou
and fly-in on Jordan Bay. Cadets
job for the Squadron and Maine Wing. Composite, and Scott Knightly
Thanks to both of these fine gentle- Knight, Rogers, Madore, Earle,
men. Belcher, Wilson and Gephardt
along with Lt. Steve Higgins, Lt.
Mitch Sammons Col. CAP
Gene Hawkes and Capt. Don God-
frey assisted the Rotary Club with
spectator control and aircraft parking
for the 30-40 airplanes landing on the
County FAA designated temporary airport on

Composite Squadron Cadet Advisory Council Takes

Time out for Picture
Earlier this month County Composite CAC chair 04/05. Lt. Lori Renzulo
held their Change of Command Cere- will be holding a meeting the same
mony for the Cadets. The below pho- time as the Commanders Call during
tos show outgoing Cadet Senior Air- the Wing Conference. Elections will
Static displays were a big hit with
man Groom and incoming Cadet be held for CAC chair, Assistant
the Crowds
Staff Sgt. Kilcollins. More photos to Chair and Secretary. If you haven't
come next week on the web, after we (Continued on page 6)
hold our promotions for March. the frozen lake. Aviation activities in-

(Continued from page 3) PAO’s Closer Relationship With Wearing of
for downsizing images and crop- Sister Auxiliary Forged Unit Citation Ribbons
ping for effect. Each attendee re-
ceived a three ring binder contain- Major Jeff Weinstein, Com- The attached clarifies the Region
ing writing techniques, examples mander of ME058 Cumberland policy . . . it was also cleared with
of news releases, high quality County Composite Squadron, and Ms. Susie Parker, HQ CAP/DP. It
graphics files including the latest his wife Mary were guests at the may be more up to date than the
Command Crest and Maine Wing Change Of Watch (Command) CAP knowledgebase. There has
crest, and a complete copy of ceremony and dinner for Casco been some confusion as to
CAPM 190-1 volumes 1 & 2. Bay Flotilla 21 of the US Coast whether one has the right to
Those attending this workshop Guard Auxiliary. Held at the Holi- wear a Unit Citation if he or she
were: C/2dLt Jessica Cheney of day Inn by the Bay on January 10, joined the awarded unit after the
Augusta, 1Lt Susan Hall and SM 2005, the ceremony included infor- period specified in the award.
Cathie Spaulding of Bangor, SM mative and inspiring speeches Some say no... and others say
Frank Curran of Cumberland from the Captain of the Port; CAPT yes, until one leaves the awarded
County, 1Lt Karen Varian, Cadet Stephen Garrity, as well as CAPT unit. The CAP Knowledgebase
Kenny Serrano and Maj Jim Ray- Patrick Trapp; US Coast Guard provides a definitive answer. To
mond of Machias, Capt Dennis Group Portland Commander. The wear a Unit Citation, one must
Murray of St Croix, Capt Doug "social hour" portion of the evening have been in the unit at the time. If
Grosso, 2Lt Maryann Grosso and was spent with MAJ Weinstein one joined the unit after that time,
2Lt Lauren Grosso of Waterville. meeting with both the local Coast it cannot be worn. And I quote...
Following the success of this work- Guard officials and the local USCG From the CAP Knowledgebase.
shop, it is now planned to make Auxiliary, as well as the Commo- (Question) I have a question
this an annual event to be held in dore for the First District of the about the award of unit citation rib-
the January/February period. The Auxiliary. Discussions ranged from bons, and whether there was such
date for the next workshop will be the possibility of local exercises a thing as a "temporary" award.
announced shortly. between the two auxiliaries this Basically, if a new cadet joins a
Spring/Summer to arranging for squadron that has one unit citation
CAP Northern Region Commander award, a wing that has 4, and a
COL Greenhut, to speak at an up- region that has 2, does he have
(Continued from page 5) CAC coming USCG AUX 1st District the right to wear the unit citation
already, please send in a form 2a Conference. The closer relation- award with a silver and bronze
to MEWING with your primary and ship is being spearheaded by both clasp? Is he "temporarily" allowed
secondary. Lewiston Flight if you MAJ Weinstein and SM Frank to wear this award, while a mem-
are able to appoint a CAC rep by Curran of Cumberland County ber of the unit? Several members
the Wing Conference it would be Composite Squadron who has quoted several different sections of
appreciated. I would like to thank been asked to act as a Liaison Of- CAPR 39-3 for me, and I'm not
the CAC representatives that are ficer between the two groups by sure how to interpret it.
involved in the Wing Conference the USCG AUX 1st District and (Answer) The Unit Citation Ribbon
planning for their hard work. CAP. The USCG Auxiliary traces may be worn permanently by all
Squadron Commanders and its roots, like CAP, all the way individuals who were members of
DCC's please meet with your CAC back to World War 2. Today its the unit during any portion of the
Reps on a regular basis so the over 35,000 members provide vital period of time shown in the Na-
doors of communication between boating safety classes and inspec- tional Headquarters Personnel Ac-
the Cadets and the Wing are tions, search and rescue opera- tion announcing the award. New
opened! tions, harbor and waterway pa- members who join after the period
Ted Kryzak Capt. CAP trols, and many non-law enforce- of time specified for the award are
DCP MEWING ment Homeland Security related not eligible to wear the unit citation
duties for the Coast Guard. For ribbon previously awarded. Unit
more on the US Coast Guard awards are intended to be worn by
Auxiliary go to www.uscgaux.org members of the unit who were
America, we must remember, is SM Frank Curran, Asst PAO
no more than the sum of our- assigned during the period speci-
Cumberland County Composite fied in the award. Allowing new
selves. Squadron
-John D. Rockefeller III. (Continued on page 7)

(Continued from page 6) cerned. C. Award elements consist (Continued from page 8)
members to wear the award tem- of: (1) The medal and/or ribbon of CAP way and the excitement of
porarily" while assigned to the unit the decoration in question and the the opportunities in aerospace. I
in not in accordance with the intent certificate that accompanies the thank you all for your steadfast
of Paragraph 5 of CAP REGULA- decoration to individuals. (2) Only commitment to our Nation through
TION 39-3 (E) AWARD OF CAP one Unit Citation Award certificate your role in CAP. Semper Vigi-
MEDALS, RIBBONS, AND CER- and streamer will be presented to lance.
TIFICATES, "A member must be the unit receiving the award. For Col Mitch Sammons,
in good standing at the time of the example, if an entire group (rather Commander, Maine Wing
distinguished act and must meet than just the group headquarters)
the criteria established for the receives the Unit Citation Award, Maine Wing Winter Survival
award," or the equivalent Air Force the certificate and streamer will be A Success
Instruction 36-2803 (see Para- displayed at group headquarters
graph 4.2 below). only; however, all members of the We understand that over 40 peo-
4.2. Individual Entitlement. All as- group headquarters and squad- ple attended the recent Winter sur-
signed or attached people who rons within that group are author- vival Course at the BANG on Feb-
served with a unit during a period ized to wear the Unit Citation ruary 25 & 26, 2005. We are sure
for which a unit award was Ribbon. The members of each unit there are lots of stories that could
awarded are authorized the appro- which receive the Unit Citation be printed about the most recent
priate ribbon if they directly con- Award are authorized to wear the survival course but none were sub-
tributed to the mission and accom- Unit Citation Ribbon. This ribbon is mitted to us for inclusion in this is-
plishments of the unit. Also see not furnished by National Head- sue. Thank you to Jess Winches-
Paragraph 12 of CAP REGULA- quarters, but may be purchased ter for submitting the following pic-
TION 39-3 (below) for unit citation from the CAP Bookstore or com- tures. –Editor
procedures. Paragraph 12. Award mercial sources. The Unit Citation
Elements: a. At the time National Ribbon may be worn permanently
Headquarters announces an by all individuals who were mem-
award, it will forward the appropri- bers of the unit during any portion
ate award elements to the proper of the period of time shown in the
region or wing commander for National Headquarters Personnel
presentation to the individual con- Action announcing the award. Unit
cerned. b. When region command- commanders will post the mem-
ers announce an award, they will bers' records to show their eligibil-
present the appropriate award ele- ity to wear the ribbon.
ments, or forward them to the Peter Jensen, Maj, CAP Keeping Warm A Priority
proper wing commander for pres- Director of Personnel
entation to the individual con- Northeast Region

Maine Wing Conference

1. Call Calais Motor Inn
at 1-(800) 439-5534
(24/7) and make reser-
vations as a CAP
member. We understand that Maj Hig-
2. Fill out the conference gins had all 2nd year cadets
brochure and mail bring a 72 hour pack which was
check or credit card inspected and then all items
information to Maine were removed except a sleep-
Wing, CAP, P.O. Box ing bag and notebook. Cadets
5006, Augusta, ME proceeded to the camping site
04332. and made shelters from avail-
3. Sit back and relax. able material. –Editor

Headquarters NONPROFIT ORG.
Civil Air Patrol, Maine Wing U.S. POSTAGE
PO Box 5006 PAID
Augusta, ME 04332-5006

future. There are some procedural Honor Guard as well as having es-
Commander’s Corner steps we need to iron out, but tablished the rules and guidelines
once that is done, we may be able for the State of Maine Honor
They tell me that spring is on the to finally support an agency that is Guard. We are lucky to have his
way…I hope so. I thought I would historically brethren to the Civil Air talents available to us.
escape the cold and flu season, Patrol. I would like to thank all of The first combined Commanders
but have not had such luck. I hope you who are continuing to keep Call and Cadet Advisory Council
you have missed it. If not…you are your training up. Again, I know that meeting recently took place. I am
in very good company. I am it seems like the rules keep chang- looking forward to the CAC input
pleased to report the success of ing, but you can see that our grow- and ideas on how we can all
another Homeland Security Mis- ing credentials are opening doors strengthen our Cadet Programs.
sion by Maine Wing. This was for for opportunities with other agen- Thanks to 1Lt. Lori Renzullo for
the aerial reconnaissance for the cies. It looks like Encampment stepping up to be their advisor.
U.S. Navy and the NCIS during the plans are well underway. The En- Soon, we will be enjoying the May
return of the destroyer USS Nitske campment Staff are hard at work sunshine and warmer breezes. In
from Bath Iron Works to the Atlan- to bring about another highly suc- addition, with the Month of May will
tic. Maine Wing was able to quickly cessful event for you all. The lead- come our time for the USAF EVAL.
respond to the need for these ser- ership demonstrated by Cadet Please be sure to train up for us to
vices on an accelerated schedule McRay particularly encourages garner another “OUTSTANDING”
due to an impending storm. Our me. In addition, if you have not from USAF for all your work.
client was very satisfied with our heard by now, Lt. Michael There are many new opportunities
services and this looks like the McCray will be taking over the for members of CAP. Please re-
start of a long relationship with command duties for Honor Guard member to take a Teacher for a
them. The pictures were excellent training. Lt. McCray has extensive flight…part of the new Aerospace
and provided great shots of one of experience in Honor Guard train- initiatives. Such an experience
our Nation’s ships. We are also ing as a member of the Arlington could serve us all very well for get-
anticipating some missions with National Cemetery Honor Guard, ting new people educated in the
the U.S. Coast Guard in the near the Maine Army National Guard (Continued on page 7)