Articles from January - July, 2002
Northeast Region Staff College, Just Around The Corner
Col. Bryan Cooper takes over Directorship of Region Staff College
Col. Cooper joined CAP in September of 1975 as a cadet in the East Providence Squadron, Rhode Island Wing. Over the next five years, he progressed through the cadet program to the grade of Cadet Lt. Colonel. During that time, he attended Cadet Officers School, USAFA Survival Course and participated in the International Air Cadet Exchange, and became Emergency Services qualified and a radio operator. He was selected as the Rhode Island Cadet of the Year.
As a senior, he has served in 13 wing staff positions rising to Wing Commander in 1993 at the age of 34. As a result, he is rated in 11 specialty tracks. Col. Cooper has also served in four staff positions at the region staff level. At the national level, he has served on the National Board, been Director of the National Staff College, one of only two CAP members to be on the National Chaplain's Writing Team, National Deregulation Action Group and as a Special Assistant to the National Chief of Chaplains.
Col. Cooper is also qualified in 13 Emergency Services specialties and wears the ground team and observer badges. Bryan has made 27 finds during his 115 sorties. As an IO, he appeared on CNN `and MSNBC during the Kennedy mission. During the Finkinbiner mission, Col. Cooper handled up to 13 live radio, TV and print interviews a day. Col. Cooper is also Counter Drug rated.
Currently, Col. Bryan Cooper serves at the Northeast Region as Plans and Programs Officer as well as Director of the Staff College and also serves as Special Assistant to the National Chief of Chaplains. His awards include Meritorious, Exceptional and Distinguished Service Awards. He is also the recipient of a Regional Brewer Award and the first National Moral Leadership Officer of the Year.
The College is being held this year at McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, from the 14th to the 20th of July at the NCO Academy. It is a requirement to attend a region staff college for advancement. Flyers are available from Col. Cooper and well as Lt. Col. Mary Lynch, former Director who will be serving on the staff of the college. In addition, flyers are being sent out to CAP members within the region that are eligible to attend. Please apply on CAPF 17 through channels. Cost of $75 that includes registration, picnic, books and dining out. Make check payable to NER-CAP or to your Wing HQ for approval, then forward to NERSC, Director by June 1. Billeting at the NCO Academy dorms one person per room. Meals at Falcon Dining Hall cost $5 to $6 per day.
In private life, Bryan W. Cooper, is married to Karen and they have a son, Justin, and live in Riverside, RI. He is a teacher by profession at the Pilgrim High School in Warwick, Rhode Island.
Lt. Col. Douglas G. Goodlin, newly appointed Northeast Region Liaison Officer has a very active and distinguished background in the Air Force.
He was commissioned through the Air Force Academy in 1984 and attended Undergraduate Helicopter Training at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. His first operational assignment was flying the HH-53B/C rescue helicopter at RAF Woodbridge, United Kingdom. While in Europe, he flew from Scotland and Wales to Spain and Italy. He was selected for the 20th Special Operations Squadron and flew missions in support of classified operations including Dis-
play Determination, Provide Comfort and Northern and Southern Watch and was also deployed to Desert Shield and Desert Storm. During his 6 month short tour, he flew numerous combat and combat support missions while garn-
ering two aerial achievement medals and two air medals, logging more than 65 hours of combat and over 85 hours of combat support flying time. After the war, he upgraded to instructor and evaluator in the MH-53J PAVELOW heli-
copter. In 1994, he moved to the Special Operations schoolhouse at Kirtland AFB, NM. He instructed students in the Mp3J model and TH-53A model helicopters. He also became the Training Program Manager for pilots, flight
engineers and aerial gunners. In 1996, he moved to the Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph AFB, Texas where he managed the assignments of 750 helicopter pilots from 2Lt. To Lt. Col. As their manager, he was responsible
for management of the helicopter pilot force, manning for 35 units and replenishment training pipeline students. In 1999, he moved back to Ft. Rucker, Alabama to become the Assistant Director of Operations and then in July
2000, the Operations Officer of the 23rd Flying Training Squadron managing the flying operations and instruction for over 50 student pilots a year and a cadre of 12 instructor pilots. He is a command pilot with almost 3000 flying
hours in MH-53, UH-1H and TH-67 helicopters and more recently C-172 and C-182 fixed-wing aircraft.
Lt. Col. Goodlin was born and raised in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.
His wife, Mary, is from Toledo, Ohio. They are the parents of four children.
He succeeds Lt. Col. Timothy Doty, who is going back to flying C-141's for the Air Force.
Wing Commanders, Please Take Note:
From the Northeast Region Chief of Staff
All Wings are to send to Lt. Col. Beverly Camenzind the following information:
1. A list of Wing Personnel and their positions.
2. A Wing Calendar covering the year 2002
3. A copy of the Wing Directory
DEADLINE: 31 January 2002
FROM THE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS REVIEW BOARD COMMITTEE:
Applications for ALL NATIONAL AWARDS - Cadet of the Year, Senior of the Year, Communications Officer of the Year, Safety Officer of the Year, Chaplain Officer of the Year, etc., ARE DUE TO THE NORTHEAST REGION NOT LATER THAN 15 FEBRUARY 2002 to be considered for review. They are to be received by that date, not of their way. All awards must be complete in their entirety. All signatures must also be complete.
MT. LAUREL, NJ - The Annual Northeast Region Conference took place at the Radisson Hotel in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey and was attended by over 450 dedicated members of the Northeast Region. Lt. Col. Nicholas Taylor, Pennsylvania Wing Vice Commander, called the General Assembly to order. In attendance from National Headquarters at the head-table were Brig. General Richard Bowling; Col. Dwight Wheless, National Vice Commander; Col. Larry Kaufman, National Chief of Staff; Col. Andrew Skiba, National Finance Officer; Col. George P. Graves, National Legal Officer; Col. Albert A. Allenback, USAF Senior Air Force Advisor; Col. Scott Hamilton, Assistant Executive Officer, Northeast Region Commander, Richard A. Greenhut; Northeast Region Vice Commander, Col. Fred Camenzind; Lt. Col. Timothy Doty, Northeast Region Liaison Officer and member of Civil Air Patrol; and Lt. Col. George Kelly, Northeast Region Chaplain. Many other National Directors were in attendance as well as past National Commander, Brig. General Richard L. Anderson.
The August Barton Cadet Squadron Color Guard from New York Wing posted the Colors.
C/Lt Col Rebekah Strock, a cadet from New York Wing and Aide de Camp to Brig Gen Bowling during the conference, led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Colonel Richard A. Greenhut, Northeast Region Commander, gave a State of the Region briefing on the Northeast Region. "What we have achieved, I am very proud of what we have accomplished in our Missions For America. The Northeast Region is 170,000 square miles; over 70% of it is declared Mountainous by the FAA. Our climate varies 145 Degrees Fahrenheit from winter to summer. We have 23 active Reserve or Guard Air Force Bases within the Northeast Region. The members of the Civil Air Patrol serve over 49 Million people living in the Northeast Region. Our tangible assets include 79 Aircraft, Cessna's. Piper's, Maule's and Sailplanes for the Glider Program. We have 135 vans, minivans, buses, ambulances, and pickup trucks. We have over 546 radios, repeaters, Direction Finding equipment and those are just corporate assets. We have at least double that in member owned aircraft and equipment that is used for CAP. That's a tremendous capability for any organization. We have 375 modern up-to-date computers and that's a drop in the bucket compared to what we will have next year and the year after. Thanks to National Headquarters, the Air Force is buying every unit in Civil Air Patrol, a computer. In the Northeast Region, we
have over $15,500,000.00 worth of hardware. The real Civil Air Patrol assets are members like yourself and your leadership. The value of that goes beyond the poultry $15,500,000.00," concluded Col. Greenhut.
How To Go On Ice and Snow
Courtesy of AAA of Central Jersey
Braking on Ice and Snow: The most efficient technique for braking under these conditions to use threshold or squeeze braking together with de-clutching (manual shift) of shifting to neutral (automatic transmission).
Braking if you don't have antilock brakes: The best way to threshold or squeeze brake (to make a controlled stop) is to heel-and toe method. Keep the heel of your foot on the floor and sue your toes to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal just short of lockup-the point at which the wheels stop turning. But remember, you must keep your heel on the floor. The instant you lift you foot from the floor and place the ball of the foot on the brake pedal, the wheels will lock because you will be controlling the brake with your large thigh muscles, which are incapable of finer control.
With Antilock brakes: Use the heel-and tow method, but do not remove your foot from the brake. When you put on the brakes hard enough to make the wheels lock momentarily, you will typically feel the brake pedal pulse back against your foot. DO NOT PUMP THE PEDAL OR REMOVE YOUR FOOT FROM THE BRAKE. The system is working as it was designed to work.
Safety Tips For Winter Driving
Have your vehicle thoroughly inspected be a Certified Technician. The engine oil, radiator, tires, battery, and ignition system must be in top condition to perform properly in cold weather. Windshield Wipers, Brakes, Tires and external Lights checked.
PREPARE YOURSELF! If you think intersections are hazardous now, wait until they are slick with rain, snow or ice. Plan on operating at slower speeds. Even if your brakes are in excellent condition, they won't be able to stop you if you haven't allowed adequate following distances. Driving on rain, ice or snow severely limits your ability to STOP. While driving, the posted speed limit isn't the smartest thing to do in inclement weather. If roads aren't in perfect shape, SLOW DOWN! Sometime drive ahead; it's extremely important to have an idea of how you plan through or stop at intersections, exits, etc. Hazardous roadways can make this very difficult. You should plan on leaving earlier in the winter than you do in the summer because of increased hours of darkness and reduced driving speeds. REMEMBER, you can do plenty to reduce vehicle mishaps if you watch out for yourself and the other drivers!