July 2019
News for Alumni and Friends
Citizens Serving Communities to Shape Lives and Save Lives
Inside this Issue...
Miss. crash fatally injures cadet pilot, CAP video corner, cadet alumna assumes command, alumni and friends spotlight, WWII member in uniform, final salute and alumni and friends gatherings coming soon.
Mississippi Crash-Landing
Fatally Injures Cadet Pilot
A Civil Air Patrol cadet died from serious injuries on July 6 when the CAP plane she was piloting crash-landed on the Ole Miss Golf Course in Oxford, Mississippi.
The accident occurred on the 17th hole, not far from the University-Oxford Airport where Cadet Master Sgt. Elizabeth Lake Little was headed as part of cadet flight training to receive her private pilot certificate. Services were held this morning in Starkville, MS.

"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds -
and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of -
wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.
Hovering there I've chased the shouting wind along
and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
put out my hand and touched the face of God."

(A sonnet written by John Gillespie Magee, Jr., an American pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War. He came to Britain, flew in a Spitfire squadron, and was killed at the age of nineteen on 11 December 1941 during a training flight from the airfield near Scopwick.)
CAP Video Corner
A touching video about the life of Cadet Master Sgt. Lake Little.
Pennsylvania Aerospace Education Member Sets Sail on NOAA Research Cruise
Capt. Allison Irwin, the Pennsylvania Wing's internal aersoapce education officer as well as a high school teacher, is participating on a 19-day coastal pelagic species survey in the Pacific Ocean.
Irwin is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Teacher at Sea program , which bridges science and education through real-world research experiences.
Cadet Alumna Selected as Southeast Region Command for CAP
Col. Andrea Van Buren has been named the Southeast Region’s next commander, succeeding Col. Barry Melton, who has held the post since June 2015.Van Buren will take command of the six-wing region at the National Conference in August. She has been Georgia Wing commander since April 2017.
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Alumni & Friends Spotlight
USAF Captain Julian "Cosmo" Gluck

What’s your history with Civil Air Patrol?
I learned about CAP through my father, Brion, who had been a cadet in Texas Wing and as a senior member had restarted and commanded West Georgia Composite Squadron in LaGrange, Georgia. My decision to join in 2005 when I was age 14 was based on the opportunities that the Civil Air Patrol provides young adults to learn leadership and service. I was impressed by the discipline and confidence of the high-performing cadets and saw the cadet program as a way to prepare for a service academy and for military service, an important tradition in my family. I attended two encampments in Georgia Wing and served as the cadet commander of GA-153. I would finish out the cadet program by earning the Spaatz Award (#1801) before my 21st birthday. The reasons I am still in CAP today as a senior member and volunteer with the cadet program are largely the same as when I joined: I believe that CAP and the members of our organization can make a profoundly positive difference in the community and in the lives of the next generation as citizens, volunteers, and leaders.

Current Career?
I graduated in 2012 from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with Japanese minor. After commissioning in the Air Force and a short stint as a second lieutenant with the Department of Political Science and Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies, I attended Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training and flew the T-6 Texan II and T-38C Talon. Following pilot training, I was sent to fly the B-52H Stratofortress also known as the BUFF out of Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. It has been my honor to have been given the opportunity to fly combat missions in Operations INHERENT RESOLVE and FREEDOM’S SENTINEL out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar and to deploy in support of United States Indo-Pacific Command out of Andersen AFB, Guam and Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory. I currently serve as Executive Officer for the 2nd Operations Group, continue to fly the B-52, and also work with captains and lieutenants at 41 bases as the President of the Western Region Company Grade Officers' Council.

What specific CAP experiences have influenced your career/life?
The experiences I had as a flight commander at the Georgia Wing summer encampment and as a CAP cadet commander prepared me in ways that have echoed throughout my Air Force career and still make a difference today. As a cadre member twice for the Air Force Academy's Basic Cadet Training, I built upon many of the foundational techniques I had learned at encampments to build up your subordinates and instill lessons and purpose effectively. As a group commander at the Academy, I was responsible for leading over 1,000 cadets, but it just seemed like a natural progression from CAP with running a staff, maintaining an effective chain of command, setting goals and operations, and leading drill and ceremonies. I also cannot think of any other program for young adults that allows students the chance to instruct their peers on diverse subject matter; those opportunities to teach aerospace education and leadership laboratories were beneficial for improving pedagogically, an important skill set for instructing as an Air Force officer or with flying. I am certainly grateful for all of the cadets and senior members who have helped me improve in these examples and countless others.

Today I am glad I get to give back to this great program through mentorship and cadet programs at Barksdale Composite Squadron in Louisiana Wing because of the difference it made in my life. I hope that many of you reading this are inspired by the countless others who feel the same way and choose to contribute with your time as a volunteer or financially as a donor to CAP.

 *Captain Gluck was selected as the 2018 Air Force Times' Airman of the Year "for exemplary achievement by a service member beyond the call of duty and a commitment to community service" and received the 2019 Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award from the Honorable Heather Wilson as the number one graduate of Squadron Officer School for the academic year.
Who's That Girl?
Hot off the Morse Center slide scanner. These were just acquired for the CAP's national history collection. Interestingly, the insignia on the lapels is correct based on early uniform regulations. Should anyone be able to identify the woman in the photographs Historian Col, Frank Blazich, Director of the Louisa S. Morse Center for CAP History, would be grateful. The date of these images is somewhere in the mid-1942 period (based on the uniforms).
A Final Salute to these Current and Former CAP Members
Alumni & Friends Gatherings Coming Soon!
Saturday, July 27
EAA AirVenture Alumni & Friends Ice Cream Social
Civil Air Patrol Hangar - 1545 to 1700
Are you coming to the EAA AirVenture CAP Alumni & Friends Ice Cream Social?
Civi Air Patrol Hangar at EAA AirVenture Field

07/27/19 4:00pm - 07/27/19 5:00pm

Ice cream social, networking and fun!
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I can't make it, but thanks!
Friday, August 9
Alumni & Friends Happy Hour and Social Networking
Baltimore, Maryland during CAP's National Conference
Phillips Seafood at 601 E. Pratt St
Cash Bar, 1800 - 2000
Save the date for an Alumni and Friends Gathering, Friday, August 9th, at 1800 in Baltimore, MD at Phillips Seafood. Network with other CAP-minded individuals who live in the area or are in town. Click below to be added to the notification list.
Baltimore Area / National Conference Alumni & Friends Gathering
Phillips Seafood, 601 E. Pratt St, Baltimore, MD

08/09/19 6:00pm - 08/09/19 8:00pm

Alumni & Friends Happy Hour. Includes Cash Bar and Networking!
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September 16-18
AFA's Air Space & Cyber Conference
National Harbor, MD
Stop by the Civil Air Patrol Table for an Alumni & Friends Sticker
Will you be at this year's AFA Air Space & Cyber Conference?
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