Cadets assist with one of world’s largest air shows as part of Civil Air Patrol’s National Blue Beret Encampment

July 16, 2012

NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS – Cadets and officers attending Civil Air Patrol’s National Blue Beret Encampment will again participate in one of the largest and most prestigious aerospace education learning environments in the world during AirVenture 2012, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual convention at Oshkosh, Wis., being held Tuesday through July 30.One of 30 National Cadet Special Activities provided each summer by CAP, Blue Beret gives participants an opportunity to see AirVenture up close while providing critical support for the premier aviation event and air show, which annually draws more than 500,000 people and includes more than 10,000 aircraft.

This year, 135 cadets and from 42 wings will join 44 officers in Oshkosh for Blue Beret, providing emergency services and other assistance for AirVenture.

“Blue Beret is a cadet activity that is second to none,” said Lt. Col. James Peace, the activity’s director. “Blue Beret allows CAP cadets to hone their emergency services capabilities while also developing their leadership skills. At the same time, the cadets enjoy the aerospace education experience of a lifetime.”

Each participant works several areas of AirVenture, including staffing the flight line and exhibits and learning techniques of aircraft marshaling and electronic direction finding.

Cadets will be encouraged to take advantage of events that often occur during AirVenture, such as the opportunity to meet legendary aviators, celebrities and aviation professionals. Past AirVenture guests have included aircraft designer Burt Rutan, air show performer Patty Wagstaff and Air Force pilots like Bob Hoover and Chuck Yeager, as well as Medal of Honor winners and American astronauts.

The cadets also get to witness the flight of vintage, current and experimental and prototype aircraft.

The participants:  


Cadets

Arizona Wing
East Tucson Cadet Squadron

  • Cadet Lt. Col. Isaac Y. Marble   

Luke Cadet Squadron 356 

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Alex M. Fields

Paradise Valley Cadet Squadron 310 

  • Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Alec Z. Felmlee 

Arkansas Wing
83rd Composite Squadron

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Montana T. Sims

California Wing
Brackett Composite Squadron 64

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Michael G. Hillman

Santa Barbara Composite Squadron 131

  • Cadet Maj. Ehren T. Rauch
  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Daniel J. Rauch
  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Andrew L. Teel 

Vandenberg Composite Squadron 101

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Katie A. Bateman

West Bay Composite Squadron 192

  • Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Mark A. Gruschka


Colorado Wing
Thompson Valley Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Caleb B. Jhones  

Parker Cadet Squadron

  • Cadet Maj. Chase A. Peters

Valkyrie Cadet Squadron

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Bryan A. Fisher

Connecticut Wing
Royal Charter Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Capt. Erica Steinson

Delaware Wing
Delaware Air National Guard Cadet Squadron

  • Cadet 1st Lt. Scotty L. Mangum Jr.

Florida Wing
Boca Raton Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Johann A. Douglass

Charlotte County Composite Squadron

  • Cadet 1st Lt. Karl Y. Hachmann

Marion County Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Maj. Caleb R. Adair

Patrick Composite Squadron

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Ryan Farrington

Stuart Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 1st Lt. Abigail Hewitt

Barrington Middle School Cadet Squadron

  • Cadet Capt. Patrick J. Russo   

Naples Cadet Squadron

  • Cadet 1st Lt.  Dylan James Binner
  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Jared M. Reiss

Wesley Chapel Cadet Squadron

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Amber N. Scott   

Weston Cadet Squadron 

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Jesse T. Wilson
  • Cadet Master Sgt. Jonathan Souther  

Georgia Wing
Cobb County Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Capt. Monica A. Hicks
  • Cadet 1st Lt. William T. Hancock
  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Ethan Berg
  • Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Cody N. Kanter  

Griffin Cadet Squadron

  • Cadet Lt. Col. James Arvey
  • Cadet Maj. Charles Arvey 
  • Cadet Capt. Zelik Abiel Gil

Peachtree City Falcon Field Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Elizabeth C. Johnson

Sandy Spring Cadet Squadron 

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Timothy D. Fisher

Sweetwater Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Maj. Harrison T. Siegrist

Hawaii Wing
Kona Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Reid Daugherty

Illinois Wing
Decatur Composite Squadron

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Zephaniah J. Hart

McLean County Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Ian D. Lauzon

Indiana Wing
Valparaiso Cadet Squadron 

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. James A. Sherrick IV

Iowa Wing
Dubuque Composite Squadron 43

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Nathan J. Schuetz

Des Moines Metro Cadet Squadron

  • Cadet Capt. James L. Eimers

East Iowa Cadet Squadron 

  • Cadet Capt. Katelyn Mishmash
  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Austin D. Lightner

Kansas Wing
Emerald City Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Zackery LeGate

Flint Hills Composite Squadron

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Joshua H. Schwanke  

Lawrence Composite Squadron

  • Cadet 1st Lt. Claire Roarty

Heartland Cadet Squadron

  • Cadet Capt. Joseph L. Crockett  

Kentucky Wing
Campbell County Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Jared R. Rizzo

Louisiana Wing
Capitol City Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Capt. Mary Ann Palisi

Lafayette Composite Squadron

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Cody A. Nash

Maryland Wing
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite 

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Albert W. Goenner

Frederick Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Lt. Col. Noah Meyers
  • Cadet 2nd Lt.  Rhett Lehtonen
  • Cadet Airman 1st Class Samuel A. Marshall

Massachusetts Wing
Westover Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Joseph M. Goodreau

Michigan Wing
Willow Run Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Master Sgt. Anthony Bojanowski

Minnesota Wing
St. Croix Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 1st Lt. Ryan J. Malcolm

Viking Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Matthew A. Johnson

Mississippi Wing
Eagle Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Airman 1st Class D. Case Knight 

 Missouri Wing
Wentzville Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Michael J. Stein

Montana Wing
Big Sky Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Brandon A. Munkers

Nebraska Wing
155th Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 1st Lt. Joseph R. Stellato

Omaha Composite Squadron
Cadet Maj. Matthew Haijsman

Nevada Wing
70th Cadet Squadron 

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. D’Andre Carter

Jim Bridger Middle School Cadet Squadron 

  • Cadet 1st Lt. Lauren K. Smith

New Hampshire Wing
Concord Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Capt. Nicholas P. Schaper

Greater Nashua Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Master Sgt. Justin M. Chan

Manchester Cadet Squadron

  • Cadet 1st Lt. Jim Delahunty   


New Jersey Wing
Bayshore Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. John M. Devin

Raritan Valley Composite Squadron 
Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Tyler P. Webb

New Mexico Wing
Socorro Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Taylor N. Cases

T-Bird Composite Squadron 4 

  • Cadet 1st Lt. Miquela T. Apodaca
  • Cadet Capt. Brad M. Villa

New York Wing
Jamestown Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Capt. Jamison D. Justham

Niagara Falls Composite Squadron 1

  • Cadet 1st Lt. Patrick J. Conte

 Vanguard Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 1st Lt. Michael T. Cassidy
  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Brenden P. Ward

Flushing Cadet Squadron

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. David Saldana   

Lt. Anthony L. Willsea Cadet Squadron

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Max B. Rogovin  

9th Suffolk Cadet Squadron 

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Raymond J. MacQuill

North Carolina Wing
Boone Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Capt. Loren D. Fitzpatrick

Burlington Composite Squadron

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Joshua S. Jordan

Ohio Wing
Blue Ash Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Capt. Brad M. Kirby

Findlay Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Capt. Kenny R. Ish

Lorain County Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 1st Lt. Thornton J. Wert

Miami Valley Composite Squadron

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Joshua D. Young   OH-284

Union County Flight 

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Cody T. Howell

Oklahoma Wing
Starbase Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Joseph R. Stanley

Oregon Wing
Medford Composite Squadron

  • Cadet 1st Lt. Jared Lee Monasmith

Aurora Cadet Squadron 

  • Cadet Capt. Zachery D. Farner

Pennsylvania Wing
Bangor Slate Belt Composite Squadron 807

  • Cadet Capt.  Liam Morrissey

Northeast Philadelphia Composite Squadron 104
Cadet 1st Lt. Joseph Rodriguez

Willow Grove JRB Squadron 902 

  • Cadet 1st Lt. Isaac McDermott 

Puerto Rico Wing
Lajas High School Cadet Squadron

  • Cadet Capt. Franceline Martinez

 Maj. William Biaggi Cadet Squadron 

  • Cadet Lt. Col. Mireily  Rodriguez

Sabana Grande Cadet Squadron 

  • Cadet Lt. Col. Christian Valentin

Rhode Island Wing
South County Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Maj. Olivia M. Despirito

South Carolina Wing
Coastal Charleston Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Tyler C. Hoover

South Dakota Wing
Big Sioux Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Daniel T. Klosterman

Texas Wing
Alamo Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Uriyah Dilworth

Apollo Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 1st Lt. Bryce R. Johnson

El Paso Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Lt. Col. Kenneth R. Griffing III

Lakeshore Composite

  • Squadron  Cadet Tech. Sgt. Charles Pflieger

Lubbock Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Master Sgt. Dillon J. Holloway

Phoenix Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Capt. Adam Thomas Klain

Randolph Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 1st Lt. Paul E. Mueller

Rio Del Fierro Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Hunter L. Weaver

Shoemaker Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Friedrich S. Sala II

Sulphur Springs Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Capt. Thomas G. Novotny

Texas Wing Headquarters Squadron 

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Jordan M. Trewitt   

Thunderbolt Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Michael Frank Pezzulli 

Lackland Cadet Squadron 

  • Cadet Lt. Col. Taylor Moellendorf

Utah Wing
Thunderbird Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 1st Lt. Dakota J. Peterson

Virginia Wing
Burke Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Abigail R. Converse

Hampton Roads Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Tyler Beeson
  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Gabrielle A. Graves

Langley Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Jake H. Aytes
  • Cadet Capt. Patrick C. Fulgham Jr.

Leesburg Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Christopher M. Rea

Southside Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 1st Lt. Jessica S. Stokes

Washington Wing
McChord AFB Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Capt. Timothy A. Sizemore

Pangborn Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Grant J. Peart

Peninsula Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Christian J. Stanley

South Sound Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Capt. Alexander W. DeSoto 


West Virginia Wing
Martinsburg Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Capt. Brandon Might

Morgantown Composite Squadron
Cadet 1st Lt. Christopher J. Stockdale

Wisconsin Wing
461st Wisconsin Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgts. Joseph J. Kurer  and Jacob A. Lamers

La Crosse Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Patrick I. Robbins

Milwaukee Composite Squadron 5

  • Cadet 1st Lts. Shelby M. Heberling  and Cadet 1st Lt. Michael D. Leggett 

Waukesha Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Jake D. Beyer 

Wyoming Wing
492nd Emergency Services Composite Squadron 

  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Joshua J. Kirkman

Laramie Valley Composite Squadron

  • Cadet 1st Lt. Isaac N. Hubenthal


Officers

Arizona Wing
Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 

  • 2nd Lt. Lisa M. Collum

California Wing
Santa Barbara Composite Squadron 131

  • Maj. Thomas K. Rauch

Sierra Composite Squadron 72 

  • 1st Lt. Alexander Lewallen

West Bay Composite Squadron 192 

  • 2nd Lt. Ralph Gruschka 

Florida Wing
St. Augustine Composite Squadron 

  • 2nd Lt. Dennis W. Maloney

Georgia Wing
Griffin Cadet Squadron

  • 1st Lt. Janet McCartney

Sandy Springs Cadet Squadron 

  • 1st Lt. Michael  A. Reed

Illinois Wing
McHenry County Composite Squadron 

  • 1st Lt. Ethan W. Peterman

Indiana Wing
Falcon Composite Squadron 

  • 2nd Lt. Rachel M. Thomas

Iowa Wing
Des Moines Metro Cadet Squadron 

  • Capt. Kern L. Kemp

Kansas Wing
Wing Headquarters

  • Col. Rick G. Franz
  • Majs. Carolyn S. Franz and Maj. Barbara C. Willis
  • Capt. Daren Jaeger

Flint Hills Composite Squadron 

  • Col. Timothy A. Hansen  
  • Lt. Col. Jeffrey D. Morris
  • Capt. Pamela C. Morris

Lawrence Composite Squadron

  • Lt. Col. Terry R. Boyle
  • Col. B. W. Rennels Jr.

77th Composite Squadron

  • Capt. Quentin M. Laws   

Heartland Cadet Squadron

  • Capt. Patricia A Crockett  
  • 1st Lt. Robert D. Crockett  

Ellsworth Flight

  • Maj. Art Grover

Massachusetts Wing
Westover Composite Squadron

  • Lt. Col. Lester A. Dutka

Minnesota Wing
Wing Headquarters 

  • Lt. Col. S. Blaze Cunningham

Red Wing Composite Squadron

  • Lt. Col. Robert H. Johnson

Missouri Wing
Group 3 

  • Lt. Col. Ted H. Forester

River City Composite Squadron 

  • 2nd Lt. Marcus W. Denman
  • Lt. Col. Kenneth R. Riddle 

Table Rock Compsoite Squadron

  • Lt. Col. Edward J. Leonard  

Nebraska Wing
155th Composite Squadron 

  • Capt. Andrew Stellato


New York Wing
Suffolk Cadet Squadron 10 

  • Lt. Col. Robert Sandberg

Ohio Wing
Wright-Patterson Cadet Squadron 

  • Capt. John M. Jackson
  • Senior Member Christopher M. Buck

Blue Ash Cadet Squadron 

  • Capt. Debora E. Kirby

Oklahoma Wing
Oklahoma Wing Headquarters 

  • Capt. Jordan Andrew Edmund

Texas Wing
Wing Headquarters 

  • Maj. Fletcher Sharp

Lubbock Composite Squadron

  • Capts. Christina Varner and Capt. Kyle W. Vernon  
  • 2nd Lt. Cameron A. Varner  

East Houston Cadet Squadron

  • Lt. Col. James Peace  

Lackland Cadet Squadron 

  • Capt. Johnny Campos Jr.

Virginia Wing
Hampton Roads Composite Squadron 

  • Capt. Suzanne Collins

Wyoming Wing
Cheyenne Composite Squadron

  • Capt. Josiah Pratt