Hidden Cleveland: Search and rescue targeted by CAP
Filed under Region Hq on Friday, August 15, 2014 by Author: Southeast Region Public Affairs.




Marco Island Civil Air Patrol Senior Squadron Change-of-Command
Filed under Region Hq, Florida Wing, Group 5 on Wednesday, August 06, 2014 by Author: Capt Marian Motyl-Szary, Marco Island Senior Squadron, Florida Wing.

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By Lt Col Richard Niess: Marco Island Senior Squadron, Florida Wing.

Marco Island  26 July 2014 - A Change-of Command Ceremony was held in the CAP hanger at the Marco Island Executive Airport. The ceremony included the incoming Squadron Commander Capt. Robert Corriveau assuming command from the outgoing commander Lt. Colonel Lee Henderson, who has been the commander since 2006.
The change of command ceremony is a military tradition that represents great symbolism to this formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit from one commanding officer to another. The passing of the Colors from an outgoing commander to an incoming one ensures that the unit and its members are never without official leadership, a continuation of trust, and also signifies an allegiance of the members to their unit's new commander.
The ceremony opened with the presentation of the Colors by the Civil Air Patrol Charlotte County Composite Squadron 6-Cadet Color Guard. The audience then recited the Pledge of Allegiance. The national anthem was sung solo by Nancy Damico followed by the Invocation by Colonel (Ret.) Frank Damico.

The following special guests were introduced
:
Mr. Joe Batte, Marco Island City Council
Mr. Bob Sargent, a WWII Veteran and a strong CAP Squadron Supporter since     2000,    and generous donor to the Marco Island Veteran's Park
Mr. Lee Rubinstein, Commander Marco Island American Legion Post 404
Mr. Bob Boone, First Chief of Police, Marco Island
Lt Colonel Dave Moruzzi, Past Southeast Region Asst. Chief of Staff-    Operations
Lt Colonel Ray Rosenberg, Commander, Florida Wing Group 5, formerly Past     Commander Marco Island Senior Squadron 23Mar10 to 26Jan12.
Lt Colonel Jim Kaletta, Deputy Commander, Florida Wing Group 5
Lt Colonel Lee Frank, Past Commander, Marco Island Senior Squadron
Capt Judy Schiff, Commander, Naples CAP Senior Squadron
Lt Colonel Richard Niess - 50-year CAP member, serving in 5 CAP Wings and     4 CAP Regions, past CAP Marco Island Public Affairs Officer, and Marco     Island Senior Member of the Year 2011.
Lt Colonel Dave Carlson, Florida Wing Asst. Director of Operations
Lt Colonel Diana Carlson, Florida Wing Asst. Emergency Services Officer

Special remarks were made by Joseph Batte representing the Marco Island City Council, and by Lt Colonel Ray Rosenberg, CAP Group 5 commander and responsible for the Marco Island Squadron. and former commander of the Marco Island CAP Squadron.

The formal Change of Command ceremony was then conducted by Lt Colonel Ray Rosenberg, CAP Group 5 commander. Lt Colonel Henderson relinquished the colors to Lt Colonel Rosenberg saying "I stand relieved of command". Lt Colonel Rosenberg then transferred the Colors to Capt Corriveau who stated "Sir, I accept command". The Colors were then returned.

Following the transfer, Bob's wife Gerry pinned the Squadron Commanders badge on his uniform shirt.
Following the ceremony refreshments were served.
Capt. Bob Corriveau, after 40 years in the commercial printing industry, retired as a Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He has been a member of the Boy Scouts of America for over fifty years, having achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with Silver Palm, was awarded Scoutmaster of the Year and the Silver Beaver Award for Distinguished Service to Youth. Bob is a graduate of Wood Badge (Advanced Adult Leadership Training) and served on several Wood Badge Courses as well as serving as Course Director of two courses and also serving as Council Training Chairman.

He is a Navy veteran having served during the Vietnam Era on the U.S.S. Simon Lake (AS 33) a submarine tender located in Holy Loch, Scotland attached to the North Atlantic Polaris Submarine Squadron.  After completing active duty, and with help from the GI Bill, he was able to attend and graduate from the University of Rhode Island.

Currently Bob serves as President of his Condominium Association and President of the Association Commons Board. He also is employed as a part-time lifeguard at the Marco Island YMCA. He retired to Naples in April of 2011 with Gerry, his wife of 42 years.

Bob has been a private pilot for 28 years and holds a commercial and instrument rating.  He joined the Civil Air Patrol in June of 2011, is a mission pilot whose current duty assignments include Deputy Commander, Professional Development Officer and has also served as Recruiting and Retention Officer.  Bob also serves on the Florida Wing Staff as Assistant Inspector General.

Capt. Corriveau has plans as the new commander to further increase the effectiveness of CAP’s contribution to the community and he takes pride being a part of the important mission of CAP.














University of Tennessee Aerospace Workshop for Teachers Completes 19TH Year
Filed under Region Hq, Alabama Wing, Florida Wing, Georgia Wing, Mississippi Wing, Tennessee Wing, Puerto Rico Wing on Tuesday, August 05, 2014 by Author: Southeast Region Public Affairs.

Photo: Graduates of 2014 Univ. of Tennessee Aerospace Workshop for Teachers.

By Lt Col Dave Garner, Civil Air Patrol Southeast Region Headquarters

Knoxville, TN., The 19th annual University of Tennessee Aerospace Workshop for Teachers held its final class on Friday, July 25, 2014 with an orientation flight aboard an aircraft from the Tennessee Air National Guard 134th Air Refueling Wing out of McGhee Tyson ANG Base in Knoxville.

The workshop is a three-week graduate level class funded by the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission. Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education officers staff this annual AE workshop and enrollment is open to any teacher. This year the enrollment was available to any CAP AE officer. Lt. Colonel Leland Smith of the Mississippi Wing attended the class.

This year’s class had nine educators. All of the participants became CAP Aerospace Education members and two have already converted to a regular CAP membership in the McGhee Tyson squadron.

The workshop was directed by Lt Colonel Dave Garner, Deputy Chief of Staff-AE, Southeast Region; and assisted by Lt. Colonel Gary Lynn, Director of Aerospace Education, Tennessee Wing; and Lt. Paul Lewis, External AE officer, Tennessee Wing.

Additional details of the class and photos are available on the SER AE website at www.capae.info





Twenty Cadets Graduate Leadership School in Puerto Rico
Filed under Region Hq, Puerto Rico Wing on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by Author: Puerto Rico Wing Public Affairs.

Photo: Graduates of 2014 Southeast Region Cadet Leadership School - Puerto Rico

CROEM-Mayaguez, Puerto Rico – Civil Air Patrol’s Puerto Rico Wing hosted a 2014 Southeast Region Cadet Leadership School at the Centro de Oportunidades Educativas de Mayaguez (CROEM) in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Twenty cadets attended the five-day school held 16 -20 July 2014. Lt Col Ismael J. Rodríguez, Puerto Rico Wing, and Lt Col Sonia Soto, Florida Wing, directed this year’s school assisted by 12 instructors and seminar leaders.

Students attended over 30 curriculum hours from Wednesday afternoon through Sunday morning and completed a variety of assignments like writing journals, presenting three different speeches, completion of two essays, and a group project. The leadership school’s curriculum included officership and character, communication skills, interpersonal relations, creative and critical thinking, and leadership theory.

Lt Col Ismael Rodriguez and Lt Col Sonia Soto were satisfied with the final results at the school. All 20 cadets successfully completed the school and graduated in a ceremony on Sunday morning. Tech Sgt. Luis Nazario of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard led the graduation ceremony by serving as the honored guest speaker of the event. “This young group of cadets from our wing demonstrated that nothing it is impossible and that the sky is the limit” said Lt Col Rodriguez .

The Puerto Rico Wing enjoys a great relationship with CROEM and holds great value for the use of all the facilities within the school area. This year’s RCLS successfully created a scholastic environment for all of the cadet participants and senior members who helped the students to reach their goal. Lt Col Sonia Soto added, “I would especially like to thank all the instructors and staff who gave their time to help develop this group of our future leaders.”

Graduates of CAP’s Region Staff College and personnel from Puerto Rico Air National Guard 140th Air Defense Squadron and 156th Airlift Wing treated students to special classes and seminars. Use of Air National Guard resources for teaching helped the students recognize the professional-level of training offered by the school and motivated the cadets to focus their attention and learn even more. PRANG personnel included, Tech Sgt. Lemuel Soto, 156th AW; Tech Sgt. Kathy Hernández, 140th ADS; and Tech Sgt. Luis Nazario, 140th ADS.

The goal of RCLS is to develop Phase III, or Command Phase, leadership skills. Students attending RCLS should have completed an encampment and hold the grade of C/MSgt or higher. The primary goal of leadership education in CAP’s Phase III is for cadets to learn how to lead indirectly. Upon completion of Phase III training of the CAP cadet program, a cadet is eligible to receive the Amelia Earhart Award and begin Phase IV called the Executive Phase.




Southeast Region Mission Award Winners Announced
Filed under Region Hq, Alabama Wing, Florida Wing, Georgia Wing, Mississippi Wing, Tennessee Wing, Puerto Rico Wing, Cadet Programs, Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4, Group 5, Group 6, Group 7, Group 800, Florida Feature, Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4, Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4, Group 2, Group 4, Group 5, Group 6, Group 7, Group 8, Group 9, Group 11 on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by Author: Southeast Region Public Affairs.



Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters announced the recipients of this year’s mission awards. The awards recognize excellence in CAP mission programs. The eight winning wings in each mission area (one from each region) are recognized at the CAP Annual Conference each summer.

Alabama Wing has been selected for recognition as the Southeast Region winner of the Cadet Programs Mission Award. This award recognizes the wing with the most outstanding Cadet Program in each region. The region commander and CAP-USAF liaison region commander work together to select the most outstanding Cadet Programs wing in their region. The two commanders review the annual Squadron of Distinction data to help them select the winning wing.

Florida Wing has been selected for recognition as the Southeast Region winner of Aerospace Education Mission Award. The AE Mission Award identifies the best wing in aerospace education in each region. The AE Mission Award is based on information submitted by the wings to NHQ/AE using the Wing AE Activity Report. The contents of the activity report is evaluated in four major AE mission areas; staffing, internal programs, external programs and AE Plan of Action (AEPOA).

Georgia Wing has been selected for recognition as the Southeast Region winner of the Homeland Security/Counterdrug Mission Award. This award identifies a wing in each region that has exemplified superior performance as outlined in CAP-USAF Instruction 10-2701, Civil Air Patrol Operations and Training. Selection is based on quality of CD training during the year; wing performance during actual CD missions; cooperation between the wing and federal, state, and local CD agencies; overall effectiveness of the wing’s CD program; thoroughness of mission paperwork/documentation; and customer feedback.

Puerto Rico Wing has been selected for recognition as the Southeast Region winner of the Disaster Relief Mission Award. This award recognizes a wing in each region for having the best disaster relief program as outlined in CAP-USAF Instruction 10-2701, Civil Air Patrol Operations and Training. Selection is based on the results of required evaluations; quality and quantity of training activities during the year; performance during actual missions; and cooperation between the CAP wing and state and local agencies.

Tennessee Wing has been selected for recognition as the Southeast Region winner of the Search and Rescue Mission Award. This award recognizes a wing in each region for having the best Search and rescue program as outlined in CAP-USAF Instruction 10-2701, Civil Air Patrol Operations and Training. Selection is based on the results of required evaluations; quality and quantity of training activities during the year; performance during actual missions; and cooperation between the CAP wing and state and local agencies


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