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Civil Air Patrol flying in support of Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council.

The Civil Air Patrol’s Arizona Wing members are conducting flights to identify possible cotton fields in support of the Pink Bollworm Eradication Program conducted by the Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council and the USDA. 

Jerry Kerr, Commander of the Goodyear CAP Squadron, and an Area Field Supervisor for the Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council, explained the need for the flights in the following statement.


Aerospace Education Program

There was a good attendance at the Aerospace program at the AZ Wing Conference.  The first hour was a presentation to expand our rocketry program with the Girl Scouts in Arizona.  Last year was a very successful program spearheaded by the Deer Valley Squadron with three joint launches with the girl scouts totaling about 450 rocket launches.  This year Matt Costable would like to expand it to 1000 launches with other interested squadrons participation.  With the good attendance at the presentation it appeared there were several squadron representatives willing to give it some consideration.  The whole program and instructions on how to proceed will be posted on the Deer Valley Squadron's Web Site.  Those units interested to participate should contact Matt Costable.


Assistance Requested for Congressional Gold Medal Program

Legislation is pending in both houses of Congress that, if
passed, would award a single Congressional Gold Medal to
Civil Air Patrol for its service during World War II. You can
help in two ways:
• Contact your legislators, requesting their support for two
bills to be introduced in January 2011. A minimum of 67
senators and 290 representatives must sign as co-sponsors
before the measures can be considered for passage.
Contact information can be found here:
• If you were a CAP member during World War II or you
know of someone who was, please register online at the
website listed below. CAP is looking for all members who
were 18 years or older and served in CAP between the
dates of Dec. 7, 1941, and Aug. 15, 1945.
Correspondence can be mailed to Civil Air Patrol WWII,
105 S. Hansell St., Maxwell AFB, AL 36112. Questions?
Contact Holley Dunigan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or
1-877-227-9142, ext. 236. Check CAP’s website,, for the latest


Glendale Squadron to Open Hangar


Glendale Squadron 308 will celebrate the opening of their new hangar on 18 July 2011. The ceremony will start at 1800 hrs with refreshments at 1830 hrs, ribbon cutting at 1900 hrs. The  program should conclude by 2030 hrs. Please join the Glendale squadron to commemorate this exciting event. The hangar is located at Glendale Airport's gate 15  .
Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Cadets please bring your parents if their schedules will allow.
This project has been a long time in the planning and execution. Thanks to the support of State Representative Jerry Weiers, the entire City of Glendale administrative staff, and perseverance of Capt Peter Mountain , CC Sq 308 and his team for their efforts to complete this project.


Glendale Avenue to N Glen Harbor Blvd.

South on Glen Harbor Blvd to the last entrance gate # 15 on the east side

You will be directed from that point




Wing Conference 2011 Concludes

Photos submitted by Gil Day, Bill Dogherty and Cindy Beck

Arizona Wing celebrated a successful year and honored its outstanding members at this year's Wing Conference, held July 8-9 at the Thunderbird Executive Inn. Workshops and presentations from national headquarters representative Julie Debardelaben provided updates and information for attendees. VIP guests included Glendale Councilmember Joyce Clark and Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord. MG Lance Undhjem, USAF, former Thunderbird pilot and a former Squadron Commander at Luke AFB presented an inspiring keynote speech at the awards banquet.  

Photos of Wing conference activities have been posted in the Wing photo album at the top of the web page. A list of award recipeients is below:

Achievement Cassano, Paul 1st Lt

Achievement Cavanaugh, Blade C/SSgt

Achievement Costabile, Anthony C/CMSgt

Achievement Haasch, Robert Capt

Achievement Mahana, Larry 2nd Lt

Achievement Oliver, Frank Lt Col

Achievement Gregor, David (two awards)

Achievement Buzzelle, Christian C/2Lt

Achievement Casey, Mike Maj

Achievement Kidney, Tyler SM

Achievement Lane, Dallas Capt

Achievement Luth, Roger 1st Lt

Achievement Pfetsch, Roland SM

Achievement Prokopow, Walter Capt

Achievement Ure, Robert Maj

Achievement Young, Allen 1Lt

Achievement Williams, Gary Lt Col

Level IV Mountain, Peter Capt

Level V McFarland, John A. Lt Col

Level V Humphreys Elton Lt Col

Award Member Rank CAPID Unit

Commander’s Commendation Feltz, A. Peter Lt Col

Commander’s Commendation Manser, William Les Maj

Commander’s Commendation Masangcay, J. Brandon Maj

Commander’s Commendation Pinckard,Robert Maj

Commander’s Commendation Hoff, Jerad 1st Lt

Commander’s Commendation Lobell-Chancelle, Patricia 1st Lt

Commander’s Commendation Cochran, Jeremy Capt

Commanders Commendation Beck, Cindy 1st Lt

Commanders Commendation Mountain, Peter Capt

Commanders Commendation King, Robert Lt Col

Commanders Commendation Frazier, Richard Lt Col

Commanders Commendation Johnson, Ruth A. Lt Col

Commanders Commendation Grana, Andrea M. C/1st Lt

Commanders Commendation Anderson, Toni 1st Lt

Commanders Commendation Painter, Jerome Capt

Commanders Commendation Conteen, Kenneth Capt

Commanders Commendation Fowler, Stephen 1st Lt


MSA Erickson, Robert Lt Col

MSA Philip Hubacek Maj

MSA Jeffery Alloway 1st Lt

Sq of Merit AZWG Squadron # 302

Teacher of Year Mr Arlen Sykes

AZ ES Officer of Year Lane, Dallas Capt

AZ AE Officer of Year Seitfritz, Fred G. Lt Col







Arizona Wing Conference in Full Swing

Glendale, ARIZ.--The 2011 Arizona Wing Conference is in full stride today, with a slew of commander's commendations and 20 & 30 year service certificates awarded to several members from across the wing.  Among the awards, was of the 2011 Public Affairs Officer of the Year awarded presented to SSgt Phillip Kittelson, Arizona Wing's own Assitant Public Affairs Officer for Social Media.

Among those in attendance include about 30 cadets, a broad representation of squadrons from across the wing.

The conference, and banquet later tonight, is hosted at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale.


Wing Conference Updates


Registration is closed for Wing Conference. If you need maps or a schedule, click here: 
Here are some of the door prizes so far for Wing Conference, click "Read More" to see them all: 
The list of prizes for the Conference is still growing. The following is what we currently have confirmed:
A humorous aviation plaque
2 rounds golf at Antelope Hills Golf Course, Prescott

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