June 2022
Volunteers serving America’s communities, saving lives, and shaping futures.
Inside This Issue...New York, Alaska CAP Couples Restore Vintage Aircraft; Wings in Action as Colorado Assists Flying Legends of Victory Tour, New Mexico Aids Army Cadets, Minnesota Enjoys Aerospace Fling, North Carolina Attains sUAS Full Mission Capability; Alumni Spotlight; Final Salute, more ...
Labor of Love:
CAP Couples Restore Vintage Aircraft
(Top) The Neals’ 1941 yellow Stinson 10A and a red 1940 Fairchild 24 both bear the original insignia of Civil Air Patrol. (Bottom) The Maynards’ U-3B at their hangar in Tillamook, Oregon.
In its 80 years, Civil Air Patrol has never been in the business of doling out marital advice — until now. And we’re not about to start. But if you’re a pilot mad about aviation and buying or restoring vintage aircraft, find an infinitely patient spouse and heed this advice from CAP Maj. Deb Maynard on Rule One of aviation restoration: “Pilots should only marry other pilots if they want to stay married.”

From opposite ends of the U.S., connected by a common bond of aviation, Maj. Deb and Capt. Tim Maynard and their East Coast counterparts, Lt. Col. Sean and Maj. Sue Neal, offer two stories of patience, restoration, remembrance, and romance — with a bit of Santa Claus, Glenn Miller, and doppelgangers of Betty Grable and legendary U.S. Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur to set the mood. There’s also a dash of the New Frontier. 
What types of hobbies do you have?
I restore airplanes, cars or anything with an engine
Sports are my game
Marathon TV watching
Arts and crafts - anything creative
Cooking. I am a foodie!
Travel by boat, airplane, train, or car
Mine is not listed, but thanks for asking!
Highlights from the Colorado Wing's
Dakota Ridge Composite Squadron and Flying Legends of Victory Tour
Members of the Dakota Ridge Composite Squadron had a unique opportunity to volunteer with ground crews as they made their way through the Denver metro area recently. They spoke with the men and woman who keep these historic aircraft flying.
If Only You Were 16 Again!?
Would You Join These Cadets?
A fun recruitment video by the cadets from the Colorado Wing's Dakota Composite Ridge Squadron
Hawaii Wing's Wheeler Composite Squadron
Cadet Interview
Cadet 2nd Lt. Kanoelani Amantiad shares her reasons for joining CAP. She was accepted to the Air Force Academy and will begin her studies in the fall.
New Mexico Members Aid
 Army Cadets' Rocket Launches
New Mexico Wing members recently stepped up to assist a team from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in conducting hypersonic rocket launches at Spaceport America in south central New Mexico.

Wing aircrews and a ground team participated in...
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Minnesota Wing "Aerospace Fling" Shares
Wonder of Aviation
Cadet Airman Trystan Seger of the Mankato Composite Squadron pilots a flight simulator in a dogfighting tournament with four fellow cadets.
A wide range of aviation-related exhibits and activities, ranging from flight simulators to a hot-air balloon and helicopters to vintage warbirds,  greeted more than 400 Civil Air Patrol members, families, friends, and prospective members visiting the Great Minnesota Wing Aerospace Fling at Fleming Field in South St. Paul on May 28.

The multifaceted event featured an array of aircraft on display, including ...
Saving Lives
CAP's search and rescue missions continue. This map represents the number of saves since Oct. 1.
North Carolina Wing Attains sUAS
'Full Mission Capability'
Members of the North Carolina Wing drone team at Sugar Valley Airport – (from left) Maj. Neil Brock, Capt. Mark Mogavero, Majs. David Hartman and Al Griffa, Capt. Robert Rimmer, Lt Col. Michael Krueger, Col. Larry Ragland and Lt Col. Larry Katz. Photo by 1st Lt. Deborah Leighton, North Carolina Wing
The North Carolina Wing’s small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) program has reached Full Mission Capability status with 10 drone teams across the state – an achievement 4½ years in the making, according to the wing’s director of operations for UAS, Capt. Robert Rimmer.

With the support of Col. Jason Bailey, then North Carolina Wing commander, the program began with a Phantom 3 and F800 and has grown to include...
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Alumni & Friends Spotlight

Former Cadet Lt. Col. Jack Koby

Cadet Alumnus
Alaska Wing
Cadet Maj. Koby 1987
Senior Master Sgt. Koby Iraq 2009
Maj. Koby 2022
Why did you join Civil Air Patrol?
As with many kids in my generation, I was interested in many things from pirates, to dinosaurs, Star Wars, and of course aviation. Most notably World War II aircraft and the jet age. When I was 12, my dad knew the commander of the local squadron in Juneau, Alaska, who put him in contact with the deputy commander for cadets. Shortly after my 13th birthday I joined Civil Air Patrol and never looked back. The rest is history in the making. 

What is your current career?
When I turned 17, I started a military career. I first joined the Army Infantry, then “crossed into the blue” becoming an Air Force Security Forces defender, fulfilling duties in law enforcement and security. Eventually I transitioned my law enforcement skill set into being a civilian police officer. I work for the Department of the Air Force as a civilian police officer with over 20 years’ experience in law enforcement, both military and civilian, and hold an Intermediate Peace Officers Certification in the state of Texas. I am also an Air Force veteran retiring after 33 years of service, reached the rank of senior master sergeant, and participated in several overseas deployments and operations.

What specific lesson/experience from CAP has influenced your career or your life?
At the time I joined the cadet program, I was interested in being a pilot, and movies like "Top Gun" and "Iron Eagle" had me believing I wanted to be a military aviator. As I got older, I figured out my eyesight was not favorable, so I focused on leadership laboratory and attended several encampments. I was also fortunate to participate in National Blue Beret and the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. By the time I was old enough to serve in the military, I joined the National Guard. I credit the cadet program for preparing me for basic training and a full military career. 

CAP's cadet program is the best youth organization I can think of, even today. As I mentioned before, it prepared me for basic training and taught me the essentials to being a leader and professional senior noncommissioned officer. Attending National Blue Beret helped me with my confidence in dealing with the public, as those duties required directing aircraft to parking spots, crowd control for the Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde’s first time on display at the Oshkosh airshow, and a sense of purpose and attention to detail during search and rescue activities. CAP prepared me for a career of service.

I completed the cadet program at the grade of cadet lieutenant colonel. I have a strong belief every cadet should strive to complete what they started. For many cadets, that usually means at least the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award. But I feel this should mean achieving the Gen. Ira C. Eaker Award (Phase IV completion in my day) and completion of the program. And I highly encourage every cadet to test for the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award and achieve cadet colonel, as that is the pinnacle of the program. I took the Spaatz exam once before I transitioned to senior member. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it, but at least I took it. All in all, the cadet program taught me how to be a servant leader, a professional, and most of all, a mentor. 

What else should we know about you?
Before I retired from the military, my last tour of duty was with CAP-USAF. This last tour was what I needed to reconnect with CAP. Before that, I filled roles as a CAP squadron commander, deputy commander for cadets and seniors, and earned my observer wings as a cadet in 1987. Due to my weak vision, I lost interest in becoming a pilot but am thrilled every time I hop into an airplane, whether as a passenger or an active crewmember.

I have also been an instructor at several Cadet Officer Schools and a few Region Cadet Leadership Schools. I am partnering with other subject matter experts in developing a group level Cadet Noncommissioned Officer School to bridge a learning gap in elementary and fundamental leadership principles that became challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I feel blessed CAP is a major part of my life. The knowledge picked up as a cadet and continued, expanded really, while in the Air Force, has developed me in ways I would never have imagined. In essence, my military career started when I was 13 and my continued service endures even after 33 years in the military and past retirement.  
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Honor and Remember
Six cadets and three senior members from the Colorado Wing's Dakota Ridge Composite Squadron joined the Daughters of the American Revolution in planting flags at Fort Logan National Cemetary. With over 3,000 sites, CAP members planted approximately 550 flags to remember and honor our military.
"Placing flags for fallen soldiers who served our country with the utmost pride and honor felt like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and gave me a deeper understanding of what these men and women sacrificed for us. It gave me a sense of pride being able to thank these soldiers for fighting for this country. Doing this event at Fort Logan with CAP and many others brought the entire community together to help honor those who fought and served our country. ”
Cadet Lt. Col. Samantha Lee, Dakota Ridge Composite Squadron
Remembering Those Who Have Passed
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