Guestbook Archive 1997 – 2011

Edited to remove spam on 20 December 2011.

Glad to see this is being kept up, will be on here around march-may 2012

C/Major John D. Leavens
– Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Someday I will be Spaatzen!

c/Captain Mary Barb
placerville , CA – Friday, July 29, 2011

Just returned from a CAP National Flight Academy, and my Squadron Commander referred me to this site. Here to check it out!

Hanson Oxford
Socorro, NM – Monday, July 04, 2011

I am pleased to announce the Charter of the Maj. Kevin A. Adams Memorial Squadron (GLR-MI-655), in loving memory of Kevin A. Adams (Spaatz #655). The Charter took place on 09/07/10, the day of Kevin’s birthday. Founding Charter Members include 2 Spaatz Award recipients. Charter Presentation Ceremony will take place on 23 September, 2010 in Ann Arbor Michigan, and will be attended by 75+ guests & friends/family of the Late Kevin Adams, including more than 1/2 a dozen Spaatz Award Recipients, as well as a number of distinguished guests. Maj. Kevin Adams was a tower of leadership and inspiration for Michigan Wing for several decades, and set the example of the highest standards possible. The GLR-MI-655 will operate with that standard always at the forefront. Capt Mark Davalos (#790)

Mark Davalos
Ann Arbor, MI – Monday, September 20, 2010

On my first post in the Guest Book, I failed to include my email address. I’d like to hear from any of the “old” cadets that I served with at the Sqdns meeting at Travis and McClellan AFbs (1958-60) or later those that I taught at the sqdn. at Santa Rosa, CA (1964-65). Email me at THANKS!
Carl Lindberg
Shoreline, WA – Saturday, May 15, 2010

Kudos to CAP HQ for continuously improving the cadet program! Many cadets went on to very productive lives as witnessed on this web site. I was one of the early “products” of the cadet program. Being a USAF “brat” I was lucky enough to be one of the first cadets in the squadron at Travis AFB in 1958. By the time Dad was transferred to a Canadian Pinetree Line Radar Base in the Summer of 1960, I had earned my COP and was a C/Lt. Later as a senior member, I worked with the cadets in the Santa Rosa, CA Sqdn. and as a member of the Nebraska Wing Staff. I served in Air Force Intelligence in Asia and at SAC HQ. I recently retired from The Boeing Company. Now I’m a member of the Cascade Warbirds. The cadet program gave me a great foundation! Thank you!
Carl A. Lindberg
Shoreline, WA – Thursday, February 04, 2010

#202 checking in. I’m also interested in how others are doing after 35+ years; for instance COS ’71 (“Colonel Gator”, “Colonel Farmer”/Pilgrim, J. Helwig), IACE ’72 CH (“Hot Dog”/Dave, “Baby Milo”, “Ma”, Chuck, “Cap’n Crunch”/Fuller and so on); AFASC ’70 (Jim Miller [HI?], others lost in hazy memory).
Doug LaVerne
Oak Ridge, TN – Sunday, January 03, 2010

It saddens me that I cannot make this achievement in reasonable time, but I congratulate each and every one of your for your hard work, impressive skill, and priceless contributions to the cadet program. Good Luck

C/SMSgt Pacheco, Jeremie
Fairfield, CT – Monday, September 14, 2009

The Spaatz Association’s 2009 Mid-Winter Dinner was a fabulous event.

Capt Guilford Queen <GQSQLQ1@AOL.COM>
Silver Spring, Md – Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Congratulations to C/Col Wayne Mowery of the Osprey Composite Squadron. He is Spaatz Award recipient #1721.
Major Patricia Filipiak <>
Baltimore, MD – Friday, January 30, 2009

Congratulations to all Spaatz, I trust in my pass that test, We can! – COS 07′ Flight V –
Josue E. Rivera <>
Baymon, PR – Saturday, January 17, 2009

Douglas Roach, member No.1 Was the Cadet Team Commander of the Mi Wing Drill Team in 1962. They Won.. I was the Team Commander of the runner up team from Pa.I was so very happy to hear of the great things, he went on to do… God bless…
george monaghan <>
Lawrenceville, GA – Thursday, April 03, 2008

Congrats guys I would like to make spaatz someday and i look up to you guys in my cadet career GREAT JOB
C/TSgt Justin Harmon <>
Pierre, SD – Saturday, January 26, 2008

CABO ROJO, PR – Saturday, October 27, 2007

to all you tsa members congradulations because you have reached a goal many wish to reach ,and yet they dont.some day I will.
Kandie Rivera <>
CABO ROJO, PR – Saturday, October 27, 2007

Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings…
Chris C 489
– Monday, September 24, 2007

Hello from a Mo Wing Spaatz cadet # 1605.
Micah J. LaVanchy <>
Jackson, Mo – Saturday, September 15, 2007

Congratulations to all the new Spaatz Award recipients. We are all very proud of you.
Jacqui A. Sturgess, Maj, CAP <>
New York, NY – Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Charles L Ollivier passsed away on MAy 27th, 2007 in Waukegan, IL. He is survived by his wife, Linda and sister, Annette. There will be a private memorial service in Waukegan, IL on June 16th. I was in CAP as a cadet with him in Illinois until my 18th birthday, and have know him for the rest of his life. I will miss my long time friend. Sincerely, Wayne J Walusiak
Wayne Walusiak <>
Spring Grove, IL – Friday, June 15, 2007

I recently learned of this organization and site. I am proud to be included with you. Bruce Roy #432.
Bruce Roy <>
vernon, ct – Sunday, June 10, 2007

Congratulations Lt’s! 2Lt Axel Zengotita (Spaatz #1177) and 2Lt Tirso Peña (Spaatz #1277) both members of Dr. Cesareo Rosa-Nieves Cadet Squadron (SER-PR-123) recently got their gold bars in the USAF and PRANG. 2Lt Zengotita is heading to Italy for his first assignment and 2Lt Peña will stay in the Puerto Rico Air National Guard as C-130 Hercules Navigator. Where you from Lt’s??? REPRESENT!!! Like we always say… WE RIDE TOGETHER… WE DIE TOGETHER… BAD BOYS FOR LIFE… //SIGNED// RAFAEL SANCHEZ, 2Lt, USAF EELV Program Support Officer 4th Space Launch Squadron
Vandenberg AFB, Ca – Friday, April 20, 2007

Greetings, To all of my fellow Spaatz and Falcons. I was an active cadet in the National Capital Wing and MER CAC back the early 70’s. I was one of the few African American cadets to reach the rank of Cadet Colonel. If Marty Parrish, Jim Babbitt, Anne Skebedis or anyone else that knew me is around send me an email. Would love to know how you all fared after 30 years. Take care, Jeff Hunt

Jeff Hunt #245 <>
Ashburn , VA – Monday, November 13, 2006

Haven’t been to the site in a while, hello to all. -S
Scott Lanis <>
DOS, SD – Wednesday, September 20, 2006

I have two Cadets, Lt Watts and Lt Mowery, that will certainly earn their Spaatz Aawrd. Just two weeks ago they had their first solo flight (They haven’t really returned to earth yet!) Their excitement and energy has inspired the rest of the squadron to continue to attain all they can through CAP. Several have sat down and mapped out their schedule for success. We have shown them how to PLAN to succeed. CAP has given us the vehicle.
Patricia Filipiak, Capt. CAP <>
Essex, MD – Thursday, August 24, 2006

Just passed the exam. All I need to hear back about is the essay. Hope to be a member of the few soon!
Michael Kelly, COWG, Eaker #1652 <>
Centennial, CO – Friday, June 09, 2006

Happened to stumble across the site. #374 checking in.
Ted LaPlante <>
Fairfax Station, Va – Sunday, May 14, 2006

Interesting site. The highest cadet award when I was a Cadet(1957-1960) was the “Certificate of Proficiency” (COP). Mine is dated 15 Oct. 1958, and still hanges on my wall.
Art Haynes <>
Suwanee, GA – Sunday, April 02, 2006

The Civil Air Patrol is the best thing in the world Ladies and gentlemen
C/Lt Col Alfred G. Gee Jr <>
Cabo Rojo, PR – Thursday, March 16, 2006

Happy New Year!!
Capt Michael Stuart (#1129) <>
Warner Robins, GA – Sunday, January 01, 2006

Capt. Wayne Kilcollins, CAP <>
Presque Isle, ME – Saturday, November 12, 2005

It’s been 13 years since I earned the Spaatz Award (1099). I happened onto this site from my deployed location and I will have to join. Currently, I am a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) assigned to a protective detail for a VIP over here. CAP was a great opportunity for me. I spent six years as a cadet (FL) and four more as a senior member (Okinawa). As things slow down in my life, I hope to rejoin CAP. I look forward to seeing you all around. Regards, Jody Pombrio
Jody “Mark” Pombrio <>
Currently Deployed to Middle East, – Tuesday, October 25, 2005

glad to see the organization is still going strong. brings back a lot of fond memories. #1371, MAWG
2ndLT Tin Nguyen, USMC <>
Quantico, VA – Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Eaker #1561, soon to join the few, the proud, the Spaatzen!
Nathan Yalcin <>
Sugar Land, TX – Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Excellent job honoring the proud few to earn the coveted three diamonds.
C/Capt. Jamie DeSpain, CAP <>
Hoover, AL – Monday, June 06, 2005

Greetings to all my fellow spaatz award recipients. I want to announce that I am going to be commissioning in the Air Force on 18 June 2005, Finally my dream became true… I have come a long way and overcame many obstacles and become 2LT in the most powerful Air Force the United States Air Force. I will be heading to Vandenberg AFB on July 2005 and my AFSC will be 63AX, Acquisition Officer. “The only safe ship in a storm is leadership” Spaatz #1355
Rafael Sanchez “Spaatz#1355” <>
Carolina, PR – Friday, May 27, 2005

nice cite!
C/SrA Lisa Collum <>
– Tuesday, April 12, 2005

52 year continuous member CAP.We have come a long way to the Spaatz Award. Keep up the good work Cadets are the future.
Lt Col George Hanrahan CAP <>
Rock Springs, WY – Monday, December 20, 2004

Be sure to visit TSA Talk at TSA Talk has been well-received and, thanks to WebMaster Matt Johnson, has been overhauled with a new look and new features. It is a GREAT way to network and to engage in thoughtful discussions. I urge you to pay us a visit!

Steve Austen, TS A National President <>
Monroe, NC – Saturday, November 27, 2004

C/Lt Col Montgomery, Derek <>
Manhattan, KS – Monday, November 22, 2004

This is a a great site although I am not eligible to be a member. This weekend marks the 1 year anniversary of my dear friend’s death, Kevin Adams, #655 from Michigan Wing. He passed from cancer at age 37. I am proud to say that I’ve known him and he always bragged to others that I coached him to his Spaatz. I kept him motivated and fired up for the Spaatz test, the most difficult in CAP. Kevin always loved CAP throughout his cadet career, he molded and shaped younger cadets who will be forever changed by his direction and guidance. It’s a tough weekend for me, knowing he is no longer with us and I cannot share things with. I was bestowed the honor of receiving his Spaatz Award from his wife after his funeral, and will maintain it proudly in his memory. I am glad to share some of my thoughts of him and wish that he was here. To all of the current and former Spaatz cadets, be proud of your diamonds!
Lt Col Norm Zett , CAP <>
Farmington Hills, MI – Sunday, September 05, 2004

Nice site! #763
Randy Allen <>
Lexington Park, MD – Friday, August 06, 2004

Spaatz #1500, Delaware Wing
Mike Quashne Spaatz #1500 <>
Colorado Springs, CO – Tuesday, July 27, 2004

C/Amn Ben Larson <>
– Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Hi everyone, I am taking my spaatz today at 1400 hours…wish me luck, hopefully i will soon be a part of this organization….until then
Melanie Lutz <>
Atlanta, GA – Saturday, March 20, 2004

I just wrote a paper on General Spaatz and learned a lot of information that I never knew before. He is a very interesting individual with a history that is unbelievable. Thank you.
Andreas Whitney <>
APO, AE – Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Hello, I have recently sent in my request to take my Spaatz exam and I am very excited. I intend to take it early this spring. I would like to know if anybody has any good study tips for me. They would be greatly appreciated. My email address is Thank you, R. Dan Hunt, c/LtCol, CAP Cadet Commander Woodfield C.S./IL Wing Spring Encampment
Dan Hunt <>
Schaumburg, IL – Sunday, February 29, 2004

Hey everyone, I’m taking my Spaatz Exam in early March; are there any tips one could share? If so, feel free to e-mail me. I’m determined to become a fellow Spaatzen before I turn 21 (which will be soon!). By the way, I think the Challenge Coin looks great, I look forward to adding it to my other CAP awards very soon!
C/Lt Col George Allen <>
Millbury, MA – Saturday, January 03, 2004

Greetings! TSA has done many great things for CAP and Spaatz recipients. From a friend who just got our flight scholarship to the new coin which I proudly carry in my Army BDUs, it is great to be part of the triple diamond team. Any current/former CAP now in Bosnia or about to be deployed to Bosnia, contact me. I’m halfway through an SFOR rotation and glad to help out any other Spaatzen or other CAP people who will be doing the same. Back home, I’m part of Crow Wing Sq, MN Wing; I haven’t found any other CAP members on Eagle Base yet though.
Matt Heffron (1LT, MN Army National Guard/Capt, CAP) <>
Little Falls, MN – Saturday, December 20, 2003

Hi All, I just wanted to take the opportunity to wish all my fellow Spaatzen a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I am Spaatzen #792 and am currently active in Oregon Wing Headquarters as the Wing Personnel Officer. Wish you all the best. Scott
Scott Hall <>
Eugene, OR – Thursday, December 18, 2003

Greetings fellow Spaatzen. I found this page while someone was showing me how to google, so I looked up my own name and found that I was a missing Spaatz recipient. I have rejoined CAP this year and hope it is as fun and rewarding as it was in my cadet days.
Jim Daley <>
Apple Valley, CA – Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Greetings to fellow Spaatz award recipents from #779. Found this site while reminiscing about old times. Some of the best friends and best times I have known were from my CAP days. Great web site – keep up the good work!
Matthew Rhode <>
Hampton, VA – Monday, November 24, 2003

I just found this site today and i’m just browsing around. I did enjoy looking at the group photo of Spaatzen at the Las Vegas event. I see i would have been the only shoulder length hair Male attendee.
Edward McLuckie (444) <>
Jacksonville, Fl – Sunday, November 16, 2003

Impressive web site. I didn’t realize that there had been such improvements to this site since I last visited. Major Glenn R. Ritchie, USMC #870
Glenn R. Ritchie <>
Richmond, VA – Friday, October 03, 2003

Congrats to all the latest Spaatz recipients! Enjoy to benefits of being part of such an exclusive group of dedicated and hard-working people! And to all the non-Spaatz cadets out there: GET IT IN GEAR and get your Spaatz. I waited until the last minute and was promoted just two days before I turned Senior. It still worth it though. Semper V, Spaatz #1497, Expert Ranger #210
Capt. Shawn Cressman <>
Bethlehem, Pa – Tuesday, August 26, 2003

An excellent site and fitting tribute to the “best of the best.” As a former CAP cadet (and COP earner), Deputy for Cadets, and former Florida Wing CO, it was my pleasure to be there at the beginning of the Spaatz Award program. It is as thrilling today, as it was then, to see the continuing legacy of this outstanding group of young men and women.
Col. William Bass <>
Harford, AL – Friday, July 18, 2003

Hey, I’m headed off to IACE tomorrow and I’m wondering if any other Spaatzen will be in DC with me. I’m somewhat new to this organization, #1504, but it’d be nice to chat with some of ya’ll and see what stories you have to tell.
C/Col Stew Sibert <>
Richmond, VA – Thursday, July 17, 2003

#1511. It is an honor to be a part of a list of such accomplished people. I’m sort of in shock about the whole thing to be honest. 7 years in CAP, with this as one of my primary goals and here it is at my door step. Cheers! Great Site
Kevin Lawhon <>
Austin, TX – Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Anyone know how one goes about getting a replacement Spaatz card? My wallet was stolen a few days ago and the lost credit cards were easily taken care of…it’s my Spaatz card I’m irritated about losing! =) Annie Yu #1382
Annie Yu <>
– Thursday, July 10, 2003

Spaatz #545. Still CAP member. (not to active, shame) Member of the P.R. Wing since 1974. AF Reserve member at Homestead ARS (Makos).
Pedro W. Tirado <>
Homestead, Fl – Monday, June 16, 2003

Hello: I’m Spaatz #835. I got my Spaatz in 1987 and now I am a MSgt with the 436th AGS. I am a Flightline Chief for the C-5 Galaxy here at Dover AFB. I joined CAP in June 1982 and spent over 6 years with the Milwaukee Emergency Serices Squadron, meeting my wife of 13 years at the 1986 Wisconsin Wing Flight Encampment. It’s been a long time, but those memories of CAP will stick with me for as long as I live……
Eric Czerwinski <>
Dover AFB, DE – Sunday, June 15, 2003

Dr. Murray Berkowitz up in Maryland suggested I drop in. (He is one of your members.) He and I were colleagues in the Pentagon several years ago, and he and his wife attended my wedding last year. For those who collect success stories on Spaatz holders, note that Murray was the computer honcho on the President’s aircraft while a RESERVIST before he returned to medical school. He has one of the highest IQ’s I’ve ever come across — and since I greaduated MIT, I should have seen many contenders for that comment! I earned the COP in 1955 and was the first Cadet in NJ Wing to receive a COP Cluster, getting three of them on one set of orders in 1956 or 1957. In 1956, Larry Brock of TN and myself were the first two recipients of CAP Scholarships. In 1960, I graduated MIT as the first CAP Scholarship holder to graduate college. (Larry Brock and I were both commissioned in USAF from MIT AFROTC; he took a 5-year program.) To repay CAP for that scholarship (mine was for 4 years tuition at MIT — later awards were smaller), I served in CAP for over 25 years in assorted positions. I served in USAF, earning both the Missile Badge (“Pocket Rocket”) and the Space Badge. The latter did not exist when I earned it, and the NCO who cut the orders on that had a sense of humor — the effective date of award was the 25th Anniversary of the day I earned the darn thing. That is some sort of record for Bureaucracy. I’ve been an Air Force Officer, an aeronautical engineer, and a college professor. I’ve also run historical research projects, restored aircraft for museums, and managed historical research symposia and organizations. I am currently also writing a book of military history. I got married last year and retired, so my wife (being a sensible lady) sent me out to work. I’m now on the lecture circuit talking about the history of aviation — after all, this is the year of the Wright Brothers Centennial. Perhaps I ought to join your organization now that COP + 3 Clusters makes one eligible. Colonel H. Larry Elman, USAF Ret’d.

H. Larry Elman <>
FL – Wednesday, April 30, 2003

I want to congratulated our two newest Spaatz recipients from my unit Cesareo Rosa Nieves Cadet SQDN (SER-PR-123), 1491 and 1493 now we have a grand total of ten Spaatz recipients in ten years. Their number’s are 1162,1175,1176,1177,1277,1393,1448,1491,1493 and myself 1355. We also have an honorary member LTC Felix “Master Mind” Davila our mentor. We are trying to make a new association our own… “CESAREO SPAATZ ASSOCIATION”
CAROLINA, PR – Thursday, April 10, 2003

For those among you who have NOT ordered the Spaatz coin (brilliantly depicted on TSA’s website), I strongly encourage you to do so. I received mine in the mail a few days ago and immediately called/e-mailed a few “Spaatzen” and expressed to them my sheer delight. I congratulate the designer, and am particularly impressed w/the space reserved for the coin holder’s Spaatz Award certificate number, thus personalizing the coin. Having amassed quite a collection of military coins from the various USMC units under which I served, the Spaatz Coin will have a special place reserved, as it is genuinely unique. As some of you may be aware, challenge coins have been traditionally associated with an important element of our military culture: symbolic of a pride which does not point to individual identification, but associates the holder w/the team concept. I am proud to be a member of the “Spaatzen Team”. Semper Fidelis, Major Hector E. Marcayda, USMC, Spaatz # 703.
Major Hector E. Marcayda <>
Quantico, VA – Friday, April 04, 2003

I’m honored to be a member of this association. I hope to live up to the great standards and achievements that all of you have reached already. As Spaatz cadets, I see it as our duty to lead the program and our communities to success.
C/Col Mason Kehs, #1487 <>
Evanston, IL – Monday, March 10, 2003

BRAVO ZULU to those who planned and executed what turned out to be a flawless operation in support of the TSA Winter-Symposium dinner on 01 March 03 at the Army and Navy Club. Personally, it afforded me the opportunity to re-establish “old” ties w/former cadets and seniors whom I knew more than 20 years ago (not to mention meeting the “new breed” of Cadet and Senior member). I was also fortunate to meet a fellow Marine who participated in the “Chosin Frozen” campaign of the Korean War. Equally captivating was meeting Gen Spaatz’ youngest daughter and his grandson. What a class act! It fills me w/a great deal of pride in knowing that the current generation of “Diamond” recipients carry on the professional mission that attracted me to CAP so many years ago. Looking forward to other such events in the future. BRAVO ZULU! Semper Fidelis, Major Hector E. Marcayda, USMC Spaatz # 703
Major Hector E. Marcayda, USMC <>
Quantico, VA – Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Col. Warder L. Shires <>
Lincoln, NE – Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Indiana Wing’s newest Spaatz cadet here #1488. So new its not even on the master list yet=). Just thought I would drop a note and “write my name in history” if you will. Been at this six years now. Its nice to make it to the top!
C/Col David Bass #1488 <dbass@mchsi,com>
Harlan, IN – Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Fellow Spaatzens, I echo the feelings expressed by many in this forum, the CAP was one of the most important things in my life as a cadet. I am sure being a cadet helped me in my career as a naval officer. I am looking forward to joining this association of great citizens. Leviticus A. Lewis Spaatz # 277 Commander, USN (Retired) Formerly of the Savannah Compositie Sqdn Georgia Wing
Leviticus A. Lewis <>
Vienna, VA – Thursday, February 13, 2003

It is good to see that this organization is carrying on my grandfather’s love of flying.I know that he was involved in the CAP in the 1950s,and I believe that he would have appreciated this way of honoring him.
Carl Andrew Spaatz Thomas <>
Rockville, MD – Thursday, February 06, 2003

Great site, great memories. Nice to see some old names from IL Wing further down the page! I headed to West Point almost 10 years ago, and now I have an Army company command. But it all started with CAP in 1987 — I learned how to be a leader long before I ever put on “cadet gray”. And even though I’m an Army tanker, I still miss flying! Take care, everyone.
Jeff Miller CPT, AR U.S. Army (Spaatz #1164) <>
Fort Knox, KY – Friday, January 31, 2003

I hope that one day I will accomplish what you wonderful leaders have done. For the looks of it now, I can only get my Mitchell Award by the time I am 18, but hey, if I can continue in CAP during college, I promise I will try for the Spaaz
samantha <>
pickerington, oh – Monday, January 27, 2003

Greetings: I have just learned about this site, having been out of CAP since 1978. I am Number 353 and spent my entire Cadet Career in the New Jersey Wing. I echo the comments I read throughout the guest book – CAP contributed immeasurably to my personal and professional success – for those of you studying for or aspiring for the award, stay the course – it is worth it. Tonight, I will attend my first CAP meeting in almost 25 years! Flo Di Benedetto
Flo Di Benedetto <>
Rocklin, CA – Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Great Site I hope to Achieve the Spaatz award by my Seinor Year. Anyone know where i can get more information about the man behind the diamonds. If so please e-mail me.
C/TSgt Don J. Pruitt <>
Plano, Tx – Thursday, January 09, 2003

Superb site. Only recently did I learn about its existence…have lost track of CAP since my departure in 1985 – no doubt things have changed. Looking forward to 2003 Winter Leadership Symposium. Semper Fi, Hector Spaatz Award Number 703
Maj Hector E. Marcayda, USMC <>
Quantico , VA – Friday, January 03, 2003

Great site! Too bad there was no association of Certificate of Proficiency (COP) holders back in the 50’s. (Thatwas ” a long time ago, in a galaxie far, far away” for you current cadets.
Lt. Col Steve Carmick, WAWG/JA <>
Chehalis, WA – Sunday, December 22, 2002

This site is fairly interesting. I had no idea there were so many spaatz recipitents. I am 13 and plan to become a spaatz cadet by age 17. Could you please e-mail me any advice about command/leadership. I am the DC of my squadron (more than 100 and still growing) and my job is very tough. Thank you.
C/MSgt (select) Ben White <>
Austin, TX – Saturday, December 21, 2002

Holiday Greetings! From my family to yours, we wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Drop me an e-mail when you get the chance.
Robert P. Hartigan <>
Cleveland, OH – Friday, December 20, 2002

Again, great site. Told you I’d be here 🙂
C/Col Louis Gabriel <>
Honolulu, HI – Friday, December 13, 2002

Hay… Nice to see the site growing.. I am a former cadet/senior. I joined CAP in March of 1982 and retired in 1996. I should have stayed active! anyway I just wanted to say I liked the site and remember to keep in touch with your friends from CAP. I just lost a friend this last month. he was only 30 and passed away. a former cadet who became an airline pilot. Life is precious.. Enjoy it and Aim High but remember how you got there. Thanks,
Dennis R. Whiton (1Lt. Retired) <>
Wauconda, IL – Monday, December 02, 2002

Glad to see a list of old friends. Would like to here from any of the old crew from Hawk Mtn. Drop me an e-mail.

Maj. John D. Angeny, V, PAWG, #889 <>
Ashburn, VA – Friday, November 29, 2002

Great site. I hope to be on it soon! –LRG
C/Lt Col Louis Gabriel <>
Honolulu, HI – Monday, October 14, 2002

So nice to see so many of my former cadets’ names listed Terry Le Feber, Lt Col, CAP Inspector General-New York Wing
E.V. “Terry” Le Feber <>
Rochester, NY – Thursday, October 10, 2002

Lt.Col. George Reed, Retired <>
Rockledge, FL – Wednesday, October 09, 2002

exelent page !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Felix F. Figueroa C/LTCOL CAP , PR012 <>
Ponce, PR – Monday, September 23, 2002

Hey Congrats to all the Spaatz recipients, and if anyone knows how to get in touch with Kevin Robertson, drop me an email. He was my former Cadet Commander, and left for the AFA a while back. Thanks. C/2Lt Stornes, CAP

c/2Lt Stornes <>
Somerset, NJ – Monday, September 09, 2002

Does anyone have any study tips and/or advice for the Spaatz Exam? Anything would be greatly appreciated. I’m taking the Spaatz for the first time sometime within the next few months.
Victoria Britton <>
Andover, MA – Tuesday, September 03, 2002

Grettings: I think this site is a very excellent historical and note worthy place to honor our Leading cadets from Roach (#1) and Kelly (#2) to this day. Keep up the good work. F R Swearingen LTC CAP 61 and still serving
Fred R Swearingen <>
Chicago, IL – Monday, August 12, 2002

Just got the word that I passed (#1464). Waahooo! CAP is an awesome program and I want to encourage all the cadets to put as much time into it as possible. Aim High so No One Comes Close.
Paul Kawaguchi <>
Kennewick, WA – Saturday, July 27, 2002

I am #146, having earned my Spaatz award as a member of Albany Composite Squadron, NY Wing, in June 1971 (Falcon 1973). I received my award from the Commandant of Cadets, USAF Academy at a noon meal formation in the Fall of 1971 (freshman year). Boy did I catch holy heck for that – the upperclass was very upset about standing at attention for a doolie!! I attended the 1993 meeting and helped coined the term “Spaatzen”. I participated actively in TSA for several years, but my new job included high travel commitment that took all my free time (and then some). I retired last year, and have been slowly getting back to normal. Somehow, the association newsletter made its way to my house, despite the old address. Looks like we have made some real progress. Good work!
Robert (Bob) Hickcox <>
Townsend, MA – Friday, July 12, 2002

I earned the Spaatz Award(1129) in Tennessee in 1992. I enjoyed my time in CAP and now I’m a Financial Manager in the Air Force after serving a brief tour in the Army. My time included many accomplishments such as leading a drill team to state champions, completing Cadet Officer School, and the Air Training Command Familiarization Course. I could say it was the start of my military career. CAP is great program and I would like to say keep up the good work.
2Lt Michael E. Stuart <>
Eglin AFB, FL – Thursday, June 20, 2002

Hope to wear three diamonds on my uniform by 2004
Ssgt G.Lagudi <>
Tamarac, FL – Saturday, June 08, 2002

Visiting this website brought back many fond memories of an organization that helped me in so many ways. I hold Spaatz Award #34, issued in March, 1967, and Falcon Award #10, issued in July, 1967. It was presented to me by BG William W. Wilcox, USAF, at a ceremony in Las Vegas, NV. I was a member of the Colorado Wing. He also presented Falcon Awards to Kenneth B. Hibbert of Pennsylvania (#13), Michael H. Pliner (#17) of Texas, William E. Doherty (#15) of Rhode Island. My years in CAP remain some of my most cherished memories.
Arthur D. Peffer III <>
Jacksonville, FL – Friday, May 24, 2002

C/TSgt Julia Villarta
Monterey , CA – Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Well…Thanks to all of you who supported me. I am proud to join those very few individuals that have earned this honor. Woohoo! #1457
Jonathan Calise <>
Boynton Beach , FL – Wednesday, May 08, 2002

Well, I’m wearing 2 right now. I find out in a few days whether or not I receive a thrid. Everybody wish me luck.
Jonathan Calise <>
Boynton Beach, FL – Monday, May 06, 2002

C/SMSgt David Power <>

Kingwood, TX – Friday, April 19, 2002

Northshore composite squadron(PCR-WA-068) IS AWESOME.
c/amn john perez <cadet_jperez>
Mountlake Terrace, WA – Thursday, April 18, 2002

C/Col Heather Cook #1455 <>
Santa Monica, CA – Monday, April 15, 2002

Scott Hall #792 <>
Eugene, OR – Tuesday, January 08, 2002

Cool Site! One day, I hope to wear those three diamonds too!
C/MSgt Jason Mettmann <>
Phantom Cadet Squadron, UT – Sunday, December 16, 2001

My son is planning to take the Spaatz exam soon and I was just courious when I saw this web site.
CAPT Marva Godbolt <>
Dallas, Tx – Wednesday, December 12, 2001

Just want to say hello. Spaatz #1448 Puerto Rico Wing
Raul Marquez < >
San Juan, PR – Tuesday, December 11, 2001

Im only a Senior but i’ll be there soon. #11 DRAGON 4LIFE (PITA)-(LIL FIG)
C/Smsgt. Steven Matias NJ-Wing <>
Jackson, NJ – Friday, December 07, 2001

Retired from Naval Service 1995 as a Naval Flight Officer, P-3B(Mod), Navigator and Tactical Coordinator. Looking up this site to get information for my son’s possible enrollment in the CAP Cadet Program.
LCDR Carl W. Stocks (USNR, Retired) <>
Scituate, Ma – Monday, October 01, 2001

I found your sight very informative. -Gen Spaatz’ youngest grand-daughter
J. Frengel
Austin, TX – Monday, August 27, 2001

Hello all CAP members. #1223 here. Just heard about the site and had to check it out. Trent,why did you make me do this……Marauders will ride again.
Alain R. Garcia <>
NAF Atsugi , JP – Sunday, July 22, 2001

Greetings to card-holders (although I “lost” mine years ago). This site has reminded me what I’m obliged to do. Thanks. Marauders live forever!
Trent Mills <>
Newport News, VA – Tuesday, July 17, 2001

I earned my Spaatz #524 as part of MICHIGAN Wing but now live and work in the Research Triangle Park area of NC, near Raleigh. A Great part of the country to live in! I would be interested in hearing from any of you who were cadets with me. I was National Cadet of year in 1979 and used the scholarship to finish my BSE at the Univ of MI. I now work with IBM and with their Tutition assistance I’ve earned an MBA and MA from Duke University at night School. I’m married and have 2 sons, too young just yet to join CAP(6 & 8yrs). I have fond memories of CAP encampments, IACE, COS, AFASC, Drill & Rifle teams, & Academic Bowl’s. Fun stuff! I recognized a few names on the Board of directors and from the Guest Book. Great Site, and keep working to keep the name of “Spaatz” held high! Regards, Alan
Alan P. Dickinson <>
Cary, NC – Sunday, July 01, 2001

Give me 18 months and I will be here. And by the way, Michigan wing is by miles and miles the best. There is nothing that will stop us now!!!
C/Capt Aaron C. Steiner <>
Davison, MI – Friday, June 29, 2001

Looking for study advice for the Spaatz, any advice anyone? If so could you please email me at I would appreciate it very much!
C/Lt Col Arneson <>
Rapid City, SD – Tuesday, June 12, 2001

Was very happy to find so much info on Gen Spaatz and his contribution to military operations through active participation and planning. I am doing a lecture/presentation on this man for an Aerospace Operations Course for the Canadian Air Force and find this mans achievments of great stature.
Lt Gordon JP Soucy <>
Greenwood, NS – Tuesday, June 12, 2001

I got this link from the CAP Nat HQ page and though I’d see if I knew anyone from my cadet days that recieved an award after I left for active duty.
Mary Ellen Stanley <>
rescent, PA – Monday, June 04, 2001

Hi, I am a SrA in The C.A.P. and Iam 12 Years old and my goal is to become a Spaatz cadet in about 3.5 years.Thanks and whoever wants to e-mail me back can do so as they please. Sincerely, Future Spaatz cadet
Jared Harris <>
Racine, WI – Monday, May 28, 2001

Been in CAP for almost five years now. Became the Cadet Commander of the Abilene Composite Squadron TX 313th when I was only a c/SSgt. Getting ready to turn-over my command to Dep. so I can work on getting my Spaatz. Oh, by the way, my goals in life is to be the next #5 Thunderbird Pilot, join NASA, and be the first man to walk on Mars. Just your everyday stuff, nothing big.
c/2d Lt. Christopher M. Wyles <>
Abilene, TX – Wednesday, May 16, 2001

I have been a member of CAP now for 15 years and I wish I could still be a cadet! I really miss those days of being a cadet in the CAP. The cadet activities like Blue Beret(88-89), ATCFC(88), RMRCLS (88-89) and the wonderful IACE opportunties (90). I am making a comeback in CAP after a four year hiatus and am curious who all will be going to the Annual conference in CIN? I would like to go and meet some of my fellow Spaatz VIPs and talk about those grand ole cadet days.
Randy Lentz, Major, CAP, Spaatz #1074 <>
Pittsburgh, PA – Tuesday, May 15, 2001

I am a Spaatz and Falcon awards holder. I earned them as a member of the old South Macomb Cadet Sq 3-1, charter 20038, in Michigan. I am looking for any former Spaatz cadets from Michigan. Also, can anybody tell me how many Falcon Awards were awarded? Lt.Col Patti A. Rogers (formally Rigby)
lt.col patti a. rogers <>
clinton twp, mi – Wednesday, May 09, 2001

Neat website! It’s funny, it’s been a long time since I was active in CAP, but the lessons I learned there, I use every day. I was a member of Thunderbolt Composite Squadron, Dallas, Texa. Spaatz #1144
Gena Slaughter <>
Dallas, TX – Tuesday, May 08, 2001

i soon hope to enter the civil air potral cadets program. (maybe they can help me with my spelling?!?!) this site has put my intrest in this program to a higher level. i hope to see you soon.
bob <>
nampa, id – Wednesday, May 02, 2001

Greeting my fellow Spaatzen! Hope all is well. This is my 1st visit to the page, and I must admit that I am impressed. I’m currently “protecting and serving” in Howard County, Maryland and loving every minute of it. I never would have made it if not for my years in C.A.P. Like to hear from other Maryland Wing cadets who served in the ’90’s, especially drill team members! Take care and be safe! #1291
Jim “Ike” Iacarino <>
Baltimore, MD – Monday, April 30, 2001

I’m looking for Paul Rodgers from CT wing. If anyone has info on him, please contact me. I’m also looking for Jeff Wine from CT. Paul is a Spaatz cadet, jeff was not, but we were all in the 399th Composite squadron in CT in the mid to late 80’s. The web site is great, keep up the good work.
Doug Mitchell <>
Duluth, MN – Thursday, April 26, 2001

Hi all, I’m stationed at USAFE HQ at Ramstein AB, Germany – three overseas assignments in a row. I figure they’ll eventually make me come back. Aaron
Aaron Burgstein – #1045 <>
Ramstein, GE – Tuesday, April 17, 2001

Hey all, there’s a new Cadet Programs website out there worth visiting — Check it out!
Matt Johnson (#901) <>
Sausalito, CA – Monday, April 16, 2001

Spaatzen Jean-Andre’ Parmiter, 2 Lt USAF, got married to Dorothy Schultz, 2 Lt USAF, on April 2, 2000. Jean-Andre’ was promoted to 1 Lt, USAF on January 8, 20001. Just being a proud Mom.
Diana Lopez
– Saturday, March 24, 2001

Thanks for sending me this site Rob! It has been a long time since those trouble making days in Illinois but the memories and experiences are as fresh as ever. Looking forward to hearing from all the Illinois bubbas! #1066
Jeff Gerdes <jeffgbeckyw@excite>
Los Angeles, CA – Tuesday, March 20, 2001

Good to see a place to look up old friends. Howdy to all the old IL Wing cadets I got in trouble with (right back at you Diaz). Man, this site brings up some memories. Hope to hear from ya’all soon. Flying the Eagle in Europe; doesn’t get better than that in the AF – couldn’t have made it without you all. #877
Robert Dittman <>
RAF Lakenheath, – Sunday, March 18, 2001

What a great site! The perfect tribute to those that have achieved and will go on to achieve great things in both the Civil Air Patrol and life thereafter. I am proud to have had the chance to be part of such a wonderful program and be surrounded by such tremendous people. I hope that I can give a little back someday. To my associates in CT and AZ, fellow Spaatz Cadets, and members of IACE 1992 (Sweden), all the best to you in your future endeavors. Sincerely, Peter L. Iannone, Jr. Spaatz Cadet #1058 P.O. Box 65483, Tucson, AZ 85728
Peter L. Iannone, Jr. <>
Tucson, AZ – Sunday, February 18, 2001

Proud to be a CAP cadet. Hope to soon be a Spaatz cadet.
Keith Weber <>
IA – Friday, February 02, 2001

See the new CAP Historical Web Page at
Leonard Blascovich <>
Bronx, NY – Wednesday, January 17, 2001

Though I never reached my Spaatz, I have always respected all Spaatzs’ as true “Flagships” of our organization. My time as Commander of the OSCC has not a candle to my pride of being a cadet and now a Senior Member of the CAP. I love to here from all of my CAP family so feel free to drop me a line. SM Jerome Davis
C/Colonel Jerome Davis, Oklahoma State Cadet Corps <>
Del City(St. Louis @ College), OK – Tuesday, December 26, 2000

Hi Everyone! I still live in the dark ages and don’t have a computer. I’m using my in-laws’ now and seeing this site for the first time. Fantastic! I’m hoping to get more involved with the association in the near future. I haven’t been that CAP active recently due to school and work. I miss it. I hope to be seeing some of you all soon.
Gregory F. Weidenfeld
– Monday, December 25, 2000

Just Stop by to say hello to the few the proud… Spaatz#1355
Rafael Sanchez <>
Carolina, PR – Saturday, December 02, 2000

I just wanted to drop a note and say hello to all the fellow Spaatz out there, especially the ones from PR Wing.
LT Reinaldo J. Morillo, USN <MORRYT@HOTMAIL.COM>
Chesapeake, Va – Tuesday, November 21, 2000

Just checking in
Col Frank McConnell, CAP <>
Alexandria, VA – Wednesday, October 25, 2000

Hey I am a C/Ltc from Massachusetts and I was wondering if any of you Colonels out there could help me in giving me any advice as far as studying goes and if anyone has any info or study materials that you used could you PPLLEEAASSEE!!!!!!! send them to me AASSAAPP thanks. I really want my diamonds Thanks and congratulations to each and everyone of you! You did well. Bethany Bruso 43 Somerset Rd Chicopee, MA 01020
Bethany Bruso <>
Chicopee, MA – Thursday, September 28, 2000

Spatz more then just an award! In my over two years service to CAP and the many diffrent leadership postions i have held the spatz award and rank af cadet col. is something that I plan to do and will acomplish within my time at cap. With the help of everyone in my Sq in Stillwater , Ok. Thanks
Ryan Cost <>
Stillwater, Ok – Tuesday, September 26, 2000

Ngoc <>
HCM, – Tuesday, September 26, 2000

Michael Ariano <>
Chestnut Ridge, NY – Monday, September 18, 2000

My son, Jean-Andre’ Parmiter is a Spaatz cadet and is now a 2nd lt in the USAF. He got married on April 2, 2000 to another UASF 2nd lt by the name of Dorothy Schultz. He is now in Washington State undergoing survival training and when he is finished they will be at Dyess AFB near Abilene, TX. Am I a proud mother???? You bet I am. Getting his Spaatz award was one of the best things he did. He will bring the Spaatz assn up to date when he finishes all his training, I am sure.
Diana R. Lopez <>
Manassas, VA – Saturday, September 16, 2000

#975 from IL. USMC helicopter pilot now serving as Naval ROTC instructor in Boston and working on graduate degree. Excited about this site – already found three long-lost friends! Greetings to John Grutzmacher, John Kenny, Craig Hansen, and Dave Morris, not to mention Mort, Kaz, Dittman, and all our other Illinois trouble-makers! I guess I no longer deserve a long-lost “blue star” next to my name. Eight years of CAP shaped my young life and structured my character and values. Thank you to all cadets, seniors, and especially fellow Spaatz recipients for setting an example of professionalism and excellence. Semper Fi, Captain Dave Diaz, USMC
F. David Diaz, Captain USMC <>
Boston , MA – Thursday, September 07, 2000

What a great organization! As a soon-to-be Mitchell Award recipient (just waiting for my paperwork) who plans to go all the way, it’s great to know you guys are here! Keep up the excellent work.
Caitlyn McKinney <>
WA – Friday, August 25, 2000

I was a cadet and i never pass from wo1 in my time 1984- 1986 them i became a marine when i got my 18 and i tell you this thanks to my cadet colonel who always was in my back i was a good sargent in the marines keep doing the good job boys don’t give up semper fi and remember it’s hard to be humble when you know you are the best!!!!!!!
Mario Grcia 1LT. CAP PR Wing <terminator>
Levittown, PR – Tuesday, July 25, 2000

Great site! Nice seeing names I know from the 60s and 70s.
Dale Robinson <>
Crestview, FL – Sunday, July 23, 2000

Spaatz#25. Dropped in to look for familiar names from the late ’60’s National Board Meetings &/or SW Region. And to post a changed e-mail address.
Patrick Remy <>
Seattle, WA – Wednesday, July 19, 2000

Former CAP cadet from the 50’s in Memphis Tn. CAP 45-1921 Want to know about other Cap members from Tennessee from the 50’s. Retired college professor.

Dr. Jane Howles Hooker <>
Cordova, TN – Wednesday, May 03, 2000

hey i was wondering what all of you thought of cap’s decision to revoke david graham’Spaatz award (#1281)? email me and let me know if you have an opinion on this, i’m interested in hearing what spaatzen think.
kyle <>
hulmeville, pa – Tuesday, April 25, 2000

just wondering if anybody from IL wing, circa 88-94, was listening… #1082 Illinois Wing
christopher ficek <>
arlington, va – Wednesday, April 12, 2000

I was in the CAP during 08-86-??-01-91-??.I was with the LEB. TN. Comp. 41174. I am glad to see this. If any one from my old squadron finds this give me a call. 405-348-2473. ALSO If any one knows any thing about LTC Chafeieefe please give me a call. Last I heard he was in Nashville TN. in 1994. God bless you all and god bless the CAP.
C/1LT. Wilson Lance T. <N.A.>
EDMOND , OK – Wednesday, April 05, 2000

Flew L19s and Dehavaland Beavers. Finished Officer Training. Great Program.
Jared Byrd <>
Burlingame, CA – Wednesday, March 29, 2000

I just heard about the Spaatz Association tonight at a MI Wing HQ Meeting. Spaatz award #471 April 1978 Falcon Award April 1979. I am looking for a FALCON RIBBON. I was never able to obtain the eagle face ribbon and my cloth Falcon Ribbon needs to be replaced. I would appreciate any help.
Esther C Perez <>
Holt, MI – Thursday, March 02, 2000

Spaatz Receipient # 893 here. Just wanted to see if anyone from the former NIKE COMP. SQUADRON #11321 (Schaumburg, IL)is here… Have lost touch with them… Great job on the TSA web site!
Mark P. Matzuka # 893 <>
Chicago Area, IL – Saturday, February 26, 2000

Sup, I am a current member of cap just about to get my major and decided to explore this page
c/capt Dan Fagan <>
St.Charles, Mo – Wednesday, February 23, 2000

Joe obviously does not have the integrity it takes to persue the Spaatz Award and remember to keep me informed of the activities of this orginization
Derek A. Graham <>
Quincy, MA – Thursday, February 03, 2000

REUNION: The old Klamath Falls Composite Sqdn.,prior to 1995, is planning a reunion for August 11-13, 2000. Contact LTC Ron Elsmore at the E-mail site or 11865 Clovis Dr., Klamath Falls OR 97603-9471 for details as they develop. Telephone 541-884-1940.
LTC Ron Elsmore, CAP Ret <>
Klamath Falls, OR – Saturday, January 29, 2000

Nick Wachob <>
Fairchild, WA – Wednesday, January 26, 2000

Hi! I’m Spaatz #526 (1980). I joined CAP as a 10th grader interested in emergency services in 1974. I quickly grew to appreciate the aviation and leadership aspects of the program as well. I have had many unique experiences as a result of my CAP membership and met some wonderful CAP people, including my husband, Rick! I was able to receive several CAP scholarhips during my schooling and am now a practicing internal medicine physician and aviation medical examiner. With Rick’s help I command the local CAP squadron and continue to enjoy my fellowship in CAP.
Dr. Kay Lynn Lincoln McLaughlin, LTC, CAP (#526) <>
St Johns, MI – Tuesday, January 11, 2000

Hi: I was a CAP member in Santa Rosa California. I had a lot of fun and caught a bad case of poison oak in about 1950 or 1951 when our chapter of CAP was hiking through the woods hunting for a mentally ill person who had escaped from a mental hospital. I was about 10 or 11 years old then. My fondest memory of that trip was when we were all standing around a 55 gallon wood stove in an old cabin with a leaky roof, trying to dry out from a torrential rainstorm. We never did find the mentally ill person who escaped from the mental hospital but that person went back to the hospital on his own a few days later. Anyone who remembers that search and rescue effort, please feel free to write me.
Robert Lynn Jackson <>
Hot Springs, Mt – Thursday, January 06, 2000

I am a new senior member in Sq 22 (Travis AFB) and was curious to see this website. It is very informative.
Juli Felty <>
Brentwood, CA – Wednesday, December 29, 1999

Looking for John B. Pass, Spaatz #758; formerly Alabama Wing, Montgomery and Birmingham squadrons. After I left cadet program in ’81, heard he went on to the Citadel. . . would appreciate any leads, Thanks!!!
Major John Gardner, USAF (Spaatz #550) <>
Montgomery, AL – Monday, December 27, 1999

Greetings to all. Enjoyed your web site. I would love to hear from any former North East Region cadets from the 80s. I was very active in Maine Wing as a cadet and Massachusetts Wing as a senior member. Keep up the great work! Susan
Susan Melrose Yurek (#813) <>
Phenix City , AL – Wednesday, December 22, 1999

I am glad to have been a part of the CAP cadet program, some of the best years of my youth. I did not quite attain the Spaatz Award, but remember it is not just the award that makes someone a leader. I know many former Spaatz winners, and was part of the record setting 1981 Great lakes Region Drill Team with seven spaatz cadets on the team at once. Quite an accomplishment and if anyone would like to e-mail me and chat, please do so via the address above.
Norm Zett <>
Shaw AFB, SC – Thursday, December 16, 1999

Spaatz #392. Attempting to give New Mexico credit for my Spaatz, as that was the wing I belonged to. I wish you all well, Tor
Tor Bejnar <>
Tallahassee, FL – Tuesday, December 14, 1999

I would like to suggest, that the SPAATZ ASSOCIATION should create a patch for the BDU uniform, and send it to the uniform board for approval, using the SPAATZ ASSOCIATION Logo, to identify those Senior Members that had obtain this AWARD, since there isn’t any DISTINCTIVE for those of us who are PROUD to be a SPAATZEN.
Omar Maldonado <>
San Juan, PR – Tuesday, November 30, 1999

I just looked at this page, and the list a of people who have recieved this outstanding achievement and mile stone in the cadet program. I promoise myself and anyone who read this, that I’ll be part of that list.
C/2ndLT AJ Murray, just past the test yesturday 11/25 <>
Burlington, Vt – Wednesday, November 24, 1999

Greetings. Have just found your page after browsing for similar youth groups to the Australian Air Training Corps While not knowing anything of your organisation, it appears from comments by guests we have a lot in common. The AIRTC (as we are known here) is a youth group sponsored by the Australian Air Force and dedicated to assisting (and producing) youth to better themselves through application in a semi military environment. Intake is from age 13 through 20, with training modules becoming progessively more difficult as the school year commences. We do not parade through school vacations and our agenda reflects those training periods. I am a Flight Lieutenant (Captain equivalent) staff member with responsibility for Ground Training and Information Technology throughout our State of Tasmania. Basically, I have to train staff members in map reading and ground navigation to ensure they are capable of leading a group of cadets into country areas and getting them back safely. I also instruct Cadets on wilderness survival (which doesn’t say a lot for my success on teaching staff to bring ’em back alive). Tasmania is Australia’s smallest State and is an island to the South. We have approx 300 cadets in 7 Flights. I would be interested to chat with anyone to discuss our units. My ICQ: 54960018
Lyndsay T. Godfrey <>
Launceston, – Wednesday, November 24, 1999

Ronald S. Zalewski <>
MI – Sunday, November 21, 1999

It’s great to see how the Spaatz Alumni has grown. I attend the first Gathering of the Diamonds meeting in New Orleans in 1994.
Jose Figueroa (#1121) <>
Linden, NJ – Sunday, November 21, 1999

As a Spaatz Cadet, I must say CAP helped me more than any other activity in achieving my goal to become a Cadet at the United States Air Force Academy. (Class of 2002) There were many seniors out there who helped me develop over the years, you know who you are. Then there is my brother, also a Spaatz receipent. To all of those, thank you! I coudln’t have done it without you. Go Air Force!

Ryan Lippert <>
Colorado Springs, CO – Monday, November 15, 1999

#543 Currently E-5 in Ohio Air National Guard/Aircraft Mechanic LTC attached to CAP Squadron 818 Ohio Attending Columbus State Community College / Environmental Tech / There were giants in those days /
Tracy L Kawasaki <>
Columbus, Oh – Saturday, November 13, 1999

Keep Up the good work!!
Omar Maldonado <>
San Juan, PR – Monday, November 08, 1999

I am a former cadet 1962 to 1967 and former cadet commander of 633-2. I received the COP in 1965. You have a great site here. I would welcome hearing from former Wing 63 cadets .I had many friends in 633-5 and 633-7
Pat Brown <>
North Branch, Mi – Friday, October 15, 1999

I received the Spaatz in 1983 and my private pilot license the same year. I had some very dear friends in CAP that I would love to contact … Judith Jambor, David Wells, Rem Edwards all Spaatz cadets taht received the award the same time I did. If you read this … please drop me a line.
Eric Cooter (#708) <>
Helena, AL – Sunday, October 03, 1999

Greetings from Albuquerque! I earned Spaatz #831 back in 1987 as a member of the Miami Springs Cadet Squadron (FL). I’d probably be slinging burgers were it not for CAP (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Capt Eric Espino, USAF 550 Special Operations Squadron Kirtland AFB, NM
Eric Espino #831 <>
Albuquerque, NM – Friday, October 01, 1999

A I have only recently been introduced to the ‘web’. I found CAP and the Spaatz site. I am no longer active in the CAP, yet I enjoyed viewing this site and familiar faces. May you have long and safe CAP careers. My best wishes to all of you.
Christopher L. Pass
Lakewood, CO – Friday, October 01, 1999

Great site!! I only a Mitchell cadet right now, but I hope to one day all my diamonds.
David Gastineau <>
– Friday, August 27, 1999

Spaatzen 1310 as of May 25, 1997, Florida Wing, North Tampa Cadet Squadron
William (Billy) Westcott, Jr <>
Tampa, FL – Tuesday, August 24, 1999

Greetings from the Wolf Pack! I’m two months into my one-year incarceration – I mean tour – here at Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea. For some reason there doesn’t seem to be a CAP squadron here…
Aaron Burgstein #1045 <>
Kunsan AB, – Saturday, August 14, 1999

Just PCS’d to Maxwell AFB as a member of the 61st Air Command and Staff College Class and the first ACSC class of the 21st century. Since Montgomery is my home and Maxwell AFB Cadet Squadron is where I started my AF career, not a day goes by that I don’t think about the opportunities CAP gave me and all the wonderful people through the cadet program that had such a lasting effect on my life. Hope to see some of you at NCC this year. Regards–Gardner
Major John Gardner, USAF Spaatz #550 <>
Montgomery, AL – Friday, August 13, 1999

Great site!
Charles Davenport <>
Knoxville, TN – Wednesday, August 11, 1999

For the fun of it, I did a search on my last name in YAHOO tonight. TO my suprise, I found my name on the Spaatz Awardees from CA! How nice to get linked back in to what’s happening in CA Wing CAP. Saw Wayne and Ned and Christine and Grace…friends of old. Moved to NYC to go to grad school,and now 7 years later, as an Ops Mgr with AT&T, I am looking to get back to CA. When I do come home, I know I’ll be able to tap into a group of friends I haven’t seen for 15 years. Thanks for bridging the past to the present.
Katy Habina (#718) <>
New York, NY – Monday, August 09, 1999

Great site. Hope to work with all of you in the future. <><><> #1407
Paul M. Wilson <>
San Antonio, TX – Sunday, August 08, 1999

I’ve finally made it through ROTC. I am a brand new 2LT in the Air Force and I’m working at the Air Force Research Lab at Edwards AFB in the Spacecraft Propulsion Branch. I’m having a good time. I’d love to hear from old friends. I’m hoping to get more involved with CAP now that I’m out of school. I graduated with a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech. GO HOKIES! #1258
Ivan Acosta <>
Rosamond, CA – Wednesday, August 04, 1999

My first contact with CAP was when, as an ANG Major, I was honored to present the Mitchell award to the daughter of a friend. I am now retired from AF Res, ending a career of some 38 years as a RAP officer, followed by an immeadiate joining as a senior. I have watched many cadets grow from frightened kids into outstanding adults, not a few earning this most prestegious Spaatz award and many who continued on to one of the service academies. I salute you all.
J.Fred Herschelman, Col, Ret <>
Springfield, IL – Wednesday, July 28, 1999

I am glad that I found this site to give information to our current cadets. I was a cadet in 1953/54, too early for this award. Keep up the good work.
CAPE CORAL, FL – Sunday, July 18, 1999

GASTONIA , NC – Sunday, July 11, 1999

Greetings from Boyertown, Pennsylvania, boyhood home of General Spaatz. This is my first time viewing this website and I am quite impressed; great job! I thought some site visitors may be interested to know that we have a memorial site within our town dedicated to Gen. Spaatz. Pictures of it may be seen by accessing Recently, we held a rededication of the memorial and two of his daughters were in attendance. Here’s another human interest item: As personal friends of the General and his family, our family, along with a few boyhood friends of his attended the General’s funeral in 1974. After we were seated in one of the church’s front pews, some time had passed and I decided to take a look around. As I slowy, nonchalantly turned my head around, all I saw in the pew behind us was a sea of shoulders with four stars on them! Pretty good seats I’d say! (Never had that seating arrangement since!) Fair winds and following seas. Rick Magners (#480)
Richard Magners (#480) <>
Boyertown, PA – Friday, July 09, 1999

C/2Lt Chris Morris <>
St. Louis, MO – Saturday, July 03, 1999

CAROLINA, PR – Monday, June 28, 1999

Congratulations on the three diamonds! I hope to join you some day.
C/Amn Andrew Yager <>
Edgar, MT – Monday, June 21, 1999

I am taking my Spaatz for the 3rd time next Thursday (6/17)…all I have left is the Leadership Test…any advice? Great Website…it is good to know that all of these great leadership skills are still being put to use! Keep up the good work!
C/Lt Col Jeff Mueller (now #1406) <>
Glendale, AZ – Thursday, June 10, 1999

I’d like to congradulate all the CAWG Cadets that have and will be finishing the Cadet Program this year. Congradulations and Good Luck!!!!!
Alex C. Hatamian <>
Glendale, CA – Wednesday, June 09, 1999

I visited your site right after it first went on the internet. It has improved a lot since then. You Spaatz recipients have a lot to be proud of and the responsibility to uphold and pass on the standards you learned as a cadet. Keep up your good work with the younger cadets. My son, Jean-Andre’ Parmiter, a Spaatz recipient, is now about to enter navigator training at Randolph AFB in Texas.
Diana R. Lopez <>
Manassas, VA – Saturday, June 05, 1999

I am a former C/LTC and Earhart Award recipient. I just happened to find this site after looking up information on CAP. It was interesting to see some familiar names from MS in the 1970s. I am interested in hearing from anyone who was involved in MS Wing in the early to mid-70s, especially anyone from Golden Triangle Composite Squadron in Starkville. CAP was one of the best things I did in my teenage years, and I encourage all cadets to do their best. I still have my Mitchell Award and Earhart Award proudly displayed on my wall. Scott Kohn
Scott Kohn <>
Atlanta, GA – Tuesday, May 18, 1999

#1398-Finally! Love the page, even more so now that my name is added! I want to say a special thank you to Col Virginia Keller, my old Squadron Commander and the current OKWG Commander. She has always been an awesome friend, supporter, and example for me in CAP and out.
Jackie Tennies (#1398) <>
San Antonio, TX – Wednesday, May 12, 1999

I hope i make spatz someday!
jeff shelton <>
Fairfield, CA – Wednesday, May 12, 1999

Very high quality web page. It’s nice to see so much progress in so short a time. I just became #1399 and would like to get involved. Please send me some info.
C/Col Joshua B. Broder, CAP <>
Portland, ME – Tuesday, May 11, 1999

I am glad there is such an organization to bring former and present Spaatz Cadets together. I was 894 in the nation, and 19 in the State of Oregon. I now reside at Columbia Composite Squadron in Portland, OR.
Sandie D. Aurich (#894) <>
Medford, OR – Wednesday, April 21, 1999

It’s refreshing to see so many positive comments. Texas is growing a new crop of Spaatz cadets inspired by motivated leadership in both the cadet and senior ranks. I’m proud to be on the fringe of that process. Bud Edwards, CMSgt (Ret), Texas LNCO.
Bud Edwards <>
Waco, TX – Wednesday, April 21, 1999

As a former Cadet member from Sqd #21047 MNWNG, I found the guest book interesting. I missed becommiing a triple diamond by the Aerospace test and by turning 21. I attended IACE ’79 (W. Germany) with two 3-D’s. I have recently rejoined CAP as a Sr Mbr. in NE. I only wish that I was able to stay in the great organization since my cadet days.
Karl Eisbach <>
Lincoln, NE – Wednesday, April 14, 1999

SAN JUAN, PR – Friday, April 09, 1999

I’ve been a CAP member for almost a year and a half at and I would like to thank all of the Spaatz cadets that see this because you paved the way for me and one day we will all be the leaders of this great nation. It’s my highest goal in CAP is to become what this site it devoted to C/MSgt Adam Croxton
Adam Croxton <>
Brandon, MS – Friday, April 09, 1999

My husband and I are the parents of two Spaatz cadets # 1294(Joseph V. Muffoletto, Jr.) and # 1359 (Richard P. Muffoletto). We are very proud of our sons, and are glad to be members of an organization as great as Civil Air Patrol.
Linda Muffoletto, CPT, CAP <>
Baton Rouge, LA – Wednesday, April 07, 1999

It was great to go back & see the updates on the Spaatz master list. I look forward to hearing from some of you who I attended IACE (Germany) 1978, AFASC 1979, & COS 1980. Best wishes to all for a continued successful 1999!
Lt Col John E. Jones (#562) <>
Oak Creek, WI – Sunday, April 04, 1999

One evening, out of curiosity, I looked up C.A.P. on the web and eventually found this place. I am impressed by this site and it was nice to see a master list of recipients. I recognized many of the names from Illinois Wing (Hello’s to John Grutzmacher; John Wenzel; Barry Federici; Ed Lucas; Dave Mortell; Ken Savage; Frank Diaz) and it brought back lots of memories from the past. I left CAP as a Senior Member Major but I’ll always consider myself as a C/Col (Ret). One of the things that I will always remember from achieving this award was the letter I got from BGen David L. Patton (then Exec. Director) when I passed the exam. In that letter, Gen Patton said: “As a Spaatz recipient, you are charged with maintaining and strengthening those academic, moral, and leadership characteristics that help to develop dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders. Your personal mission now is to stimulate other Civil Air Patrol cadets with a strong desire to excel in this challenging and rewarding program……” For all I know, this may have been a “form letter” sent to all Spaatz recipients, but I took that message to heart. I strived to get cadets to see past being “Portuguese Admirals” (lots of glitzy ribbons, shoulder cords, etc) and set a higher standard for themselves and those around them. It did not matter whether they were buck sgt’s or crackerjack captains. For those who are now active cadets who have earned the Spaatz award, or are aspiring to achieve it, remember this….. There is more to being a Spaatz Cadet than just those three diamonds. You are looked up to by EVERY single cadet (and some Sr. Members, too) that you encounter. You may or may not believe that, but, it is very true. Every thing you do as a C/Col influences those cadets around you and reflects on those of us who have come before you. Wear those diamonds proudly, but, heed the words of Gen Patton. You must uphold the honor of this long line of recipients. I don’t know where my Spaatz certificate is, but I still have that letter…… Keep up the good work, Dave Morris Air Traffic Control Specialist Washington/Dulles ATCT (IAD)
David C. Morris (#634–>IL Wing) <>
Ashburn, Va – Sunday, April 04, 1999

Hi, all. I believe I was once a member of the CAP Spaatz Assoc., having earned the Spaatz Award as a cadet in VA Wing in the late ’70s. However, am unsure of my Spaatz #…anyone know how I can retrieve that information. To whoever is in charge of this Website, if my membership is not current, could you please tell me and I’ll be glad to “re-up” in the Spaatz Association. Thanks.
Mary W. Daley (#458) <>
Colorado Springs, CO – Sunday, April 04, 1999

Took the test. 1391? Please contact me if you have any ideas to contribute to a book I am in the process of writing “the cadet commander’s guide”
C/Lt Col Ryan Wallace (now #1396) <>
Minot, ND – Wednesday, March 17, 1999

Just wanted to say outstanding site and keep up the good work!!
1LT Christopher Latocki, CAP Webring <>
Bay City, MI – Saturday, March 13, 1999

Hi folks, as far as I know, Carl A.Spaatz visited Switzerland on 07/08.March 1945 in order to discuss the recent bombings of Swiss Territory. I am unable to find anything in our National Archive. Anyone who knows were I could find the details an, perhaps, a photo ? Thanks for advice Fredy Peter
Fredy Peter <>
Kobe/Japan, – Saturday, March 13, 1999

Enjoy your web site. I have always been and admirer of Carl Spaatz. As a kid when he came to my father’s marina to go on a fishing expedition I would volunteer to carry his fishing tackle so I could hear a story of flying. A truly remarkable and unforgetable man.
Grady Bell <BELL55527@AOL.COM>
Tucson, AZ – Friday, February 26, 1999

Just love the webpage, Good job. My sons have been members for a long time. I would like to thank CAP for all they have done for both of them.
Janice L. Cheslock-Pendleton <jpend@hotmail.con>
Marydel, DE – Sunday, February 21, 1999

this is a cool site! i will be taking the spaatz by Apr 99. i can’t wait. if i pass, when i pass, i will be a 15 year old Colonel. NJW Forever!!
C/LtCol. Ahron Oddman
McGuire AFB, NJ – Wednesday, February 17, 1999

This is a great site. I’m currently the CC of the greatest squadron in NY Wing, Vedder Composite. I’ll be dropping another line after I pass the Spaatz in the coming months. Any CCs out there who wanna exchange ideas, techniques or whatever, contact me. HOWARD K VEDDER COMPOSITE SQUADRON: DETERMINED TO DOMINATE
Albany, NY – Wednesday, February 17, 1999

These are great pages. As we need our cadets to know where their targets are, this will be a very good tool. Your have our Groups support. Cpt. Roland Jarvis Commander Group 4, TXWG
Cpt. Roland Jarvis <>
Dallas, TX – Thursday, February 11, 1999

I took the Spaatz in Oct of ’91. Miss Aerospace by two questions. Passed everything else. Went off the military before I could take it again. I’m glad this site is here. CAP is a wonderful organization and this only helps get the word out.
1Lt. Christian Cook <Christian.Cook@INS.GTE.Com>
Dallas, TX – Thursday, February 11, 1999

Former cadet, completed Phase IV. Victim of the aging process (21). Member of Dallas Composite Sq. 42391
Paul A. Perkins <paul@seabrookcomputers>
Dallas, TX – Wednesday, February 10, 1999

As a Spaatz cadet myself, Im really proud to be a part of becoming a member of an orgainization to assist others, seeing as without help for others myself, I could never have goten where I am today. Thank you.
Capt Kevin Pegelow (#1362) <>
Waukesha, WI – Tuesday, February 02, 1999

great web site! i’m interesed in encampments or other activities outside of my home state. e-mail me with info
mikey bauer <>
pittsburgh, pa – Monday, February 01, 1999

Nice sight. Got my Mitchell Award on January 27, 1999, and by next year, I’ll be with all of the rest of you 3Ds. Just checking in. If anyone wants to send advice about CAP or just find a pen pal, my address is 1368 NW Conklin, Grants Pass, OR, 97526. Later!
C/FO Daniel L. Ash
Grants Pass, OR – Wednesday, January 27, 1999

Carl Spaatz is my great grandfathers cousin. I hope to hear from other rel. I am thrilled to see so many people out there learning about him. Good luck to all of you!!!! who will take me up for a ride in the clouds? Im too old to get in to this now so I must live it through you young ones.
Susan D. Baker <>
easton, pa – Tuesday, January 26, 1999

I really like this site. I’m glad there is an Organiztion that recognizes Spaatz recipients.
Nomar De Jesus <>
Alatmonte Springs , FL – Tuesday, January 26, 1999

Former PR Wing Spaatz #683 from Clara Livingston Cadet Squadron. Good job and keep our vision alive !
Capt P.J. Santiago, PaANG <>
Willow Grove ARS, PA – Thursday, January 21, 1999

Doug Spatz <>
Xenia, OH – Sunday, January 17, 1999

C/Lt Col Reinaldo Otero <>
Rio Piedras, PR – Thursday, January 14, 1999

Glad to finally be able to see this page. Hopefully I’ll be a member within the next 3 months.
C/Lt Col Stephany E. Oparka <>
Chicago, IL – Wednesday, January 13, 1999

I’m glad I found this page. I am looking for all my old (and getting older all the time) CAP buddies from the FL Wing. I saw Andre found this page, still need to find the likes of Raymond Bence, Patty Petruff, Sean O’hearn, CC, and all the rest for the folks from about ’68-73 or so. I was in the Jacksonville area, knew Kevin Frey and am still saddened by his death. Also knew Skip, (hi Skip P). I am one of those folks that was too busy working with the Group and other Cadets to ever get around to taking my Spatz test. Dont let this happen to you! It has been one of the things that has always bothered me. So, study up and take the test!! Good work on the web page.
Glenn L. Nash <>
St. Louis, Mo – Monday, January 11, 1999

Meir Cabaltera
Boise, ID – Wednesday, January 06, 1999

This is a nice page. I hope to become a Spaatz cadet myself someday!
Michael Levinson <MFlythe@bellatlantic.NET>
NJ – Friday, January 01, 1999

I am hoping that I passed my Spaatz exam so I am just checking you guys out
william tucker <>
tallahassee, fl – Friday, January 01, 1999

As Director of the National Staff College for 1999, I am asking all Spaatzens who have also completed NSC to contact me. Thanks.
Col Dennis Manzanares <>
Taos, NM – Thursday, December 31, 1998

#583 checking-in
RS Rickert <>
Haughton, LA – Tuesday, December 22, 1998

I’m #1382 – your list stops at 1381! =) I didn’t even know about this organization until today and I’d love to get involved, somebody send me something! I’m fifteen right now, which makes me one of the youngest C/Col’s out there, but I’ve been told that there’s a fourteen year old. Who is it?! =)
Annie Yu <>
Orem, Ut – Tuesday, December 22, 1998

Looks good. Signed Spaatz #1238.
Bryce Matthew Herkert <>
Edmond, OK – Saturday, December 19, 1998

Jonathon Ellis Hall <>
Ojai, CA – Monday, December 14, 1998

Matthew Mayer <>

Henrietta, ny – Sunday, December 13, 1998

Found this crusing the net. Was lost SPAATZ 191, I guess I’m found now. Nice to be back among the aces. I guess now we can “get with the Program” one more time.
André M. Dall’au <>
Miami, FL – Thursday, December 03, 1998

I am a young person only 12 but I really think that it’s great that you have this named after a great man like Gen Carl A Spatz I am soon going to be in the civil air patrol and I would like to know more about the great award named after him because I would like to be a fute patrol men to be honored that award
brian kendall <>
springfeild, va – Thursday, November 26, 1998

Boyertown, PA is the birthplace and boyhood home of General Spaatz.
Craig A. Strunk <>
Boyertown, PA – Wednesday, November 25, 1998

Hi All, My 13 year old son who lives in Bellingham, WA has expressed an intrest in your program. With a desire to support this interest I’d like to be filled in on the details. If you can help me with this please let me know. Thank You, Bill Howard
Bill Howard <>
Oxnard, CA – Thursday, November 19, 1998

Please include my name in your association mailing list: (Spaatz #806-06/25/86-MN)
David A. Lien <>
Duluth, MN – Wednesday, November 18, 1998

Aaron R. Knepel (#1184) <>
Okinawa, Japan, – Wednesday, November 11, 1998

“Dragons Forever”
Robert J. Repetto <>
Somerset, NJ – Monday, November 09, 1998

i hopei got my spaatz
tony <>
nj – Thursday, November 05, 1998

Outstanding web page!!
John W. Gardner Spaatz #550 <>
Perry, GA – Thursday, November 05, 1998

I’m glad that the most prestegious achievers in CAP are grouped in their own association. I hope to join the the society and am one test away to taking my Spaatz exam. If you send out information I would be glad to recieve it at my e-mail address.
C1lt Justin Bothur <>
Marlborough, CT – Wednesday, November 04, 1998

Hello, I’m one of the “missing” Spaatz winners. My son, Erik, 12, recently joined the Moline, IL squadron. That event led to my looking up the CAP on the web. The information available is incredible. Currently, I own my own business (I,m on the profit side of the Internet) & I’m a BAe-146 captain with United Express Airlines.
Don Rheinhart (#176) <>
Bettendorf, IA – Monday, November 02, 1998

Trying to locate an old friend from the Alabama Wing. His name is John Gardner. He was in the squadron located at the Montgomery Airport in the early 1980s.
Frank Helms <>
Georgetown, TX – Sunday, November 01, 1998

Royce M. Lippert <>
Henderson, CO – Friday, October 30, 1998

Spaatz #694. I’m an active duty Army captain, instructor, Dept. of History, United States Military Academy, West Point.
robert o. kirkland <>
West Point, ny – Wednesday, October 28, 1998

Current DC of Waukesha Composite Squadron. In last few years have had two Spatz cadet emerge from our Squadron

Brian L.D. Bortmess <>
Waukesha, WI – Tuesday, October 13, 1998

USAFA ’67 LtCol USAFR, Ret Home: 1322 N 78th Street Seattle WA 98103 206-527-2218 Employer: The Boeing Company, My Direct Phone: 206-655-1931
Brian L. DeLuca <>
Seattle, wa – Friday, October 09, 1998

I am a member of this year’s and last year’s New Hampshire Wing Cadet Competition team. We are looking for a computer program that would help us map out our innovative drill. If anyone knows of such a thing, please email me. Thanks, C/MSgt Philip Stevenson Hawk Cadet Squadron NHWG
C/MSgt Philip Stevenson <>
Barnstead, NH – Monday, October 05, 1998

A Future Member (I hope).
Robert Rothman C/Lt.Col. <RJRothman@worldnet.att.naet>
Rockwall, TX – Sunday, October 04, 1998

I look forward to achieving my Spaatz. It seems a long ways down the road, but really it isn’t. Good luck to all who are going to take the Spaatz, and congratulations to all who have passed it.
C/Msgt Kirstin Muehlbauer <>
West Bend, WI – Wednesday, September 30, 1998

Neat Web Page! I happened to be surfing one day & came across this. I am # 562. I do not usually check e-mail…I don’t have time being a math & aerospace educator. Please mail anything relative to the Spaatz Association to my home address above, zip code 53154-2338. Thanks!
Lt Col John E. Jones <>
Oak Creek, WI – Thursday, September 24, 1998

Nice Site! My complements to the developer
James McCloud (#1376) <>
Tuesday, September 22, 1998

– Active duty Lt Col in the Air Force
– Air Force Special Ops Command
– Air Component Logistics Off
– 6 months Bosnia
– 3 months Liberia, Africa
– 11 yrs Europe
– Married, one boy (in college)

– Spaatz Award #274
– Alabama Wing
– Univ of Alabama
– 4 yr AF Scholarship
Ericksen, Michael J. <>
Cameron, NC – Tuesday, September 22, 1998

Fantastic. Must admit that it almost brings me to tears to be able so thumb through such a great list of outstanding people. Thank you.
Mark L. Davalos (#790) <Davalos@Davalos.Com>
Ann Arbor, MI – Friday, September 18, 1998

Impressive website! Look forward to getting involved.
Lee J. Ericksen (#572) <>
Hampton, VA – Friday, September 18, 1998

I’m a Sr Member involved with Aerospace Education for Cadets. Son near Mitchel Award. Would like to know more about Spaatz.
Joseph A Steinborn <>
Santa Fe, NM – Monday, September 14, 1998

I really enjoyed meeting your group at National Conference in August. I really look forward to getting my Spaatz Award soon and applying for membership to the organization. I know several other Spaatz cadets both in AFROTC, and here at the University of Kentucky, and its visible that our cadets are the finest young adults produced by any organization.
C/3C (C/Lt Col) Mickey Jordan, USAF (CAP) <>
Lexington, KY – Wednesday, September 09, 1998

Former CAP Cadet
John E. Anderson
Tuesday, September 08, 1998

Jason Nguyen <>
Philadelphia, PA – Wednesday, September 02, 1998

I noticed on the master list that my name was missing…I’m Spaatz number 1371. I already emailed Larry Trick, but in case he doesn’t get the message, this is a back up. Thanks!
Tin Nguyen <>
Shrewsbury, MA – Wednesday, September 02, 1998

C/Lt Col Angela N. Lee <>
Moore, OK – Wednesday, September 02, 1998

United States Military Academy, Class of 2002. Spaatz #1296.
Devon Britton <>
Dayton, OH – Tuesday, September 01, 1998

I was looking for a way to get in touch with David Belle Isle (#1106) to find out if he still runs PII. I worked with him (if it’s the same one) at EPIC.
Susan Breaux <>
New Orleans, LA – Monday, August 31, 1998

Very Nice Website. I’m a CAP Cadet and I like the format and the way you set up your own web URL. Thanks.
Michael Kieloch <>
Liverpool, NY – Wednesday, August 26, 1998

I’d like to know when the upcoming meeting in Denver will take place and a few details about it. Please email any information. Thanks #1373
Sarah Tills <Sarah.Tills@MCI.COM>
Col. Spgs, CO – Tuesday, August 25, 1998

I received the Spaatz Award in 1970. I was a cadet from 1965-71, and I have been a Senior member since 1985. Currently I am the Stan./Eval officer for the Congressional Squadron. — J. Rosenthal, Lt Col, CAP
Rosenthal, Joseph M. (#138) <>
Alexandria, VA – Sunday, August 23, 1998

Your web site really takes me back. I’m a former CAP C/MSgt, Cadet Sq XO from the early 70’s. Nice to see the past legacy and future promise of the Spaatz award winners. Funny but after 25 years and all my own achievements I still look up to you guys! MSgt Bob Doviken, 1st Sergeant, 105 SFS (NYANG), Lieutenant NYPD (Civilian Profession)
Bob Doviken <>
Newburgh, NY – Sunday, August 23, 1998

I just earned my Spaatz on July 9th, number 1373 just to let you know.
Sarah Tills <>
Col. Spgs, CO – Friday, August 21, 1998

Oscar Adams <>
dahlgren, vA – Thursday, August 20, 1998

I’m looking for any information regarding General Carl Spaatz. My boss’s wife is General Spaatz’s greatgrand daughter. He would like to learn more on the General, I do Genealogy as a hobby, and I am looking through anything with the General name on it.
rhonda kroth <rkroth>
morningview, ky – Wednesday, August 19, 1998

To all who aspire to achieve the highest award in the Civil Air Patrol, it is the greatest achievement you can imagine. To all those who helped me get there, THANKS! It is wonderful to see the progress the Cadet Program has made while I’ve be away. I was a Stratford Eagles Cadet and always will be. Long live Hawk MT. God Bless.
LT(jg) Toby Valko, USN (#1186) <>
Jacksonville, FL – Saturday, August 15, 1998

Matt and Beth, Thanks for all the work both of you are doing for TSA.
Ronnie Gabrieli (#405) <>
Riverview, FL – Thursday, August 13, 1998

I am a C/Lt Col. I hope to join this illustrious group soon!
Michael Barron <>
Naples, FL – Thursday, August 13, 1998

I’ve been in Civil air patrol for 1 yr. and i’m an airman. How long do you think that it would take me to get my Spaatz.
Krystal Wilson (Cadet Airman) <>
Townsend, DE – Monday, August 10, 1998

Great Site
Scott Bruck <>
Glassboro, NJ – Monday, August 10, 1998


Thanks to the interest and dedicated efforts of a lot of wonderful folks about 135 winners of the Frank Borman Falcon Award have been identified.

The “Falcon” occupied a special niche in the early days of the Cadet Program and the Spaatz Award was a prerequisite to earning it. Only about 400-500 of the earliest Spaatzen were eligible for this capstone award before it was discontinued in July, 1979.

The Falcon Award History project is dedicated to preserving the legacy and history of that unique award. If you earned the Falcon Award (and hadn’t already contacted me) or know of a Falcon Award winner, or would just like to learn a bit more about this aspect of early Cadet Program history please feel free to contact me via email.

PS — Kudo’s to Matt Johnson, for making this site a reality
Maj Stephen “Steve” Austen, CAP (#161) <>
Fayetteville, NC – Saturday, August 08, 1998

Nice web page – keep it up 🙂
Jim Wallis (#529) <>
Woodland, CA – Friday, August 07, 1998

Browsing the Web for the Civil Air Patrol. Wanting to join as a Chaplin in the Bowling Green, Ky. area. Your web site is great. Blessings, Rev. Pat
Pat Dawkins <>
Bowling Green, , KY – Friday, August 07, 1998

Your programs are very useful. Should help the US into the 21 st. century.
Andy Henzler <>
Arnold, MO – Saturday, August 01, 1998

Robert P. Hartigan <>
Hilliard, Oh – Monday, July 27, 1998

I am a Tech Sargeant in the Colorado Wing, Mustang Cadet Squadron
Yuriy Anosov <>
Englewood, CO – Saturday, July 25, 1998

Greetings to all, from #164
Beverly A Vito Pepe <>
Rio Rancho, NM – Wednesday, July 22, 1998

Nice job!!!!!
Eric Colon (#1176)
Wednesday, July 22, 1998

J. J. Rivera <>
Pensacola, Fl – Wednesday, July 22, 1998

Cadel Col. Athens Composite Squadron, 1973
Robert M. Baldwin (#300) <>
Charleston, SC – Tuesday, July 21, 1998

Laurie Gruenhagen <>
Raleigh, NC – Tuesday, July 21, 1998

I am a USAFR TSgt in the CAP/USAF Middle East Liason Region. I went as far a Billy Mitchell then joined the AF. I was a cadet from 1974-1980 when I went on active duty. My homepage usually has pictures posted from my latest CAP adventure. Next week I leave for Blue Beret at Oshkosh. If you can’t go then watch my page for pictures. If you do come to Oshkosh make sure you stop by the HQ to say hi. Craig
Craig Williams <>
Germantown, MD – Wednesday, July 15, 1998

crystal <>
thornton, co – Saturday, July 11, 1998

Number 93
Philip Barr <>
Lewisville, TX – Friday, July 10, 1998

Felix R. Davila
Thursday, July 09, 1998

Eric Colon, Capt, CAP. Spaatz 1176
– Sunday, July 05, 1998

CARLOS COLON (#1175) <>
Rio Piedras, PR – Sunday, July 05, 1998

I finally made it! Spaatz #1371
C/Col Tin Nguyen <>
Shrewsbury, MA – Thursday, July 02, 1998

Fairfield, CA – Tuesday, June 30, 1998

Bryan L. Watson <>
East Liverpool, OH – Monday, June 29, 1998

I myself am I CAP cadet. I just joined a few weeks ago and I all I have to do is do my BOARD for promotion to Airman.
Rich Scales <>
Edmonds, WA – Wednesday, June 24, 1998

I am the Squadron Commander of the Ellington Composite Squadron of CAP in Houston, Texas. My son, C/TSgt Byron J. Mills, has received a scholarship from the Falcon Foundation Air Force Academy Prep School and will be attending the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. All though he will not enter the AFA this year, he will be coming into the AFA in July of 1999. So, I’ve made your web page a permanent bookmark and will check it frequently this year and through the time that my son is at the AFA. If I can be of service to your organization, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the above E-MAIL
Terry G. Mills <>
Pasadena, TX – Saturday, June 20, 1998

Our first child was born on May 22, 1998. Now I’ve got to figure out how to fit the “car” seat into our Cardinal. The Spaatz is great, but parenthood is better. <> <> <>
David M. Finkel (#565) <>
Shelbyville , IN – Friday, June 19, 1998

I received my Spaatz as a cadet in Greeneville Squadron # 41015 in Greeneville, TN. I want to become active again in CAP, but know no one here to help me get started.
Eric Cooter (#708) <>
Algonquin, IL USA – Wednesday, June 17, 1998

Great site to visit! Hope to become a member soon.
C/Lt Col David Moore <>
Grand Rapids, mn – Sunday, June 14, 1998

AL GONZALEZ <AlfredGonzalez/HS/WakeCounty@WakeCounty>
Raleigh, NC – Sunday, June 14, 1998

I have been watching the Spaatz web site since it was put on the internet. It is a very good job. I am proud to say my son, Jean-Andre’ Parmiter has his Spaatz award. Keep up the good work.
Diana Lopez <>
Manassas, VA – Saturday, June 13, 1998

This site sure brought back a lot of memories! I’m currently an Air Force captain teaching ICBM Operations at the 392 Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, CA. Please send me some info on joining and keep up the good work!
Craig Hansen (#988) <>
Santa Maria, CA – Saturday, June 13, 1998

I like this page.
Christian Gonzalez <>
Trujillo, PR – Saturday, June 13, 1998

Ran into many old familiar names! Only achieved C/Capt, but have a lot of respect for the program. I am now a Naval Aircrewman, operating the weapon systems in the S-3B Viking.
Kevin Brady <>
Jacksonville, FL – Thursday, June 11, 1998

I am currently in CAP and was just checking out this sight.
White Lake, MI – Wednesday, June 03, 1998

Just stopping by.
C/Amn Jack Houck <>
Shoreview, MN – Tuesday, June 02, 1998

Spaatz #666
John McGaha <>
Middletown, DE – Monday, June 01, 1998

Regards to all numbers.
Marvin L. “Lee” Chase (#1079) <>
Daytona Beach, FL – Monday, June 01, 1998

Civil Air Patrol Member Ran across this site in non-profit section. Haven’t seen this site listed on CAP HQ page, but might have missed it.
Sharon Kingsley <>
Palm Harbor, FL – Thursday, May 28, 1998

Very informative Web Page. I hope to achieve the Spaatz award and eventually be listed among the names of these great representatives of American Citizenship!!
W. James Bridgham <>
Lynn, MA – Thursday, May 28, 1998

Please note that I now have a new e-mail address. David N. Simmons Spaatz #447
David N. Simmons <>
– Wednesday, May 27, 1998

valjean lemoine <>
slidell, la – Tuesday, May 19, 1998

Dennis Ramos <>
Carolina, PR – Thursday, May 07, 1998

I was in the CAP on the island of Kauai in Hawaii in the early ’50s. I was on the Hawaii drill team for 4 yrs., were traveled alot. Also was picked as outstanding cadet of Hawaii & traveled to Washington D.C. If you have ever saw a picture that was seen national of a cadet blowing a bugle with a flag in the background, that was me. Today you do not hear very much about the Civil Air Patrol in newspaper like when I was in the patrol. The Honolulu newspapers were always talking about the CAP. When our drill team returned home from a competition in the Maintain their use to be a whole page article.
Lester E. Forrest <>
Honolulu, hi – Wednesday, May 06, 1998

It’s good to see the program is still alive and well after being away from it for many years. I salute all of the dedicated individuals that are keeping the tradition alive. Semper Fi !
Christopher LaSalle (#1003) <>
Portland , Me – Saturday, May 02, 1998

Phil Holbrook
Friday, May 01, 1998

I’m Spaatz #1069. Just browsing around and I ran across your web page. Looks good. Keep up the good work. — Rich Benet
Richard C. Benet (#1031) <>
Germantown, MD – Wednesday, April 22, 1998

C/Col Martin R. Becktell, CAP (#1351) <>
Coeur d’Alene, ID – Tuesday, April 21, 1998

Very well done — Bob M. (Spaatz #1155)
Charles Midkiff <>
Marrottsville, MD – Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Roderick C. Wright (#1239) <>
flagstaff, az – Tuesday, April 14, 1998

I want to receive some information on the status of the CAP program. I spent 12 years in the program and my Spaatz number is 961. I am currently working for a Joint Chiefs of Staff Organization and serve in the Navy Reserve as an Engineering Duty Officer. If you need any help just let me know.
Elmer Roman (#961) <>
Fredericksburg, VA – Tuesday, April 14, 1998

Jackie C. Tennies <>
Red Rock , OK – Sunday, April 12, 1998

The Web Page looks great! I need to send you my $20.00, so things like this can keep on happening.
 Anyway, I was reading the missioe would be for Spaatz Senior Members to recognize other Spaatz Seniors at Wing, Region, and National Events. I’m not saying this because I have a large Ego to satisfy, but the Spaatz award is a great accomplishment and people that have been awarded it should be recognizable long after they pass the age of being a cadet.
 As far a what the device should look like–Something as simple as the miniature Cadet Colonel Insignia worn above the name tag of would be sufficient. I know that there is a lot of bureaucracy to go through, but it was just a thought.
 Anyway, I guess I’ve been long winded enough. Keep up the good work and I’m glad to see that TSA is doing as well as it is.

Take care,

Michael E. Figard, 1Lt, USAF
Spaatz #1090
Home Squadron: Galt Composite Squadron Illinois Wing 11263
Current Squadron: Cleveland County Squadron Oklahoma Wing 35074
Michael E. Figard <>
Moore, OK – Saturday, April 11, 1998

RICHARDSON, TX – Wednesday, April 08, 1998

You asked for it, you’ve got it.
Peter Müller <>
Bern, Switzerland, – Tuesday, April 07, 1998

COLUMBIA, MS – Monday, April 06, 1998

John C. Birch <>
Clermont, FL – Friday, April 03, 1998

Hey guys! I just got my award on March 4 #1363. I was just surfing the web when I came across the page. Semper Vigilians
Jeffrey Scott Baker <>
Savannah, GA – Tuesday, March 31, 1998

Hi! I’m 19 and a former U.S.Customs Explorer. I have completed my 4 years JROTC and plan on joining the U.S. Air Force a year from now. After my tour of duty I plan on applying to the FBI,DEA, and/or Customs Agency. My sister and mom are very much into aerospace education and engineering.
Jonathon M. Brooks <>
MOBILE , AL – Monday, March 30, 1998

Hi! I’m 16 and am interested in NASA and aerospace. I am currently a member of Women in Aviation and recently attended the NCASE conference in St. Louis, MO. I am also taking Aerospace Education class in school.
MOBILE , AL – Monday, March 30, 1998

Been in CAP for 35 years and this is the first time I has been able to check cadets progress I was surprised to find a few from SD
Merlin R Vandermaten <>
Sioux Falls, SD – Friday, March 27, 1998

I am recent Senior CAP Joinee. Air Force retired…Private Pilot Licensee
Walter J. Bryan <>
Lewes, DE – Friday, March 27, 1998

I hope that one day my name will be on the Spaatz list. Alan Murray Jr. C/TSgt, CAP First Sergant Burlington Composite Squagron 44005
Alan Murray Jr, C/TSgt, CAP <>
Burlington, VT – Wednesday, March 25, 1998

Great site for some great people!

Major Dan Servais
Unit Commander
WALCO Squadron 48184
Dan Servais <>
Elkhorn, WI – Wednesday, March 25, 1998

I was a cadet from 1959 to 1963. During that time I earned the old Certificate of Proficiency. This was the highest award at the time. I understand someone in New York is supposed to be organizing an association for us old goats. Do you know anything about it?
– Saturday, March 21, 1998

BOUNTIFUL, UT – Tuesday, March 10, 1998

I have been a member of C.A.P. for over 30 years. I didn’t find out about C.A.P. until I was 18 and by then too old to join as a cadet. At present I am Commander of the Shelbyville Composite Squadron in Shelbyville Indiana. I have 4 potential Spaatz Cadets, one is my son who is about to become a Cadet Major. C.A.P. is great, the Cadets are great. I have seen many I have worked with over the years turn out as exceptional young men and women. This page is great, you are doing an excellent job. Keep up the good work. Semper Vigilans
Maj Robert P. Seymour CAP <>
Indianapolis, IN – Wednesday, March 04, 1998

Maj John R. Pimpiano CAP <>
Washingtonville, NY – Sunday, March 01, 1998

David E. Stewart <>
Watertown, WI – Thursday, February 26, 1998

Levi Heller <>
Davenport, ND – Wednesday, February 25, 1998

Searching for ways to improve testing and passing of the Spaatz test for our cadets. Thanks
LtC Layne Slapper <>
Glendale, Az – Wednesday, February 25, 1998

Outstanding web page! Very well organized and professional.
C/Lt Col Daniel W. Brodsky, CAP <>
Utica, NY – Wednesday, February 25, 1998

Bob l. Perkins <>
Medford, OR – Wednesday, February 25, 1998

Martinez, Frank E. <>
Gurabo, PR – Friday, February 20, 1998

Thomas P. Hurley <>
Orange, CT – Wednesday, February 18, 1998

C/FO David Shwalb <>
SLC, UT – Sunday, February 15, 1998

Ok, I’m not going to give one of those over-confident comments like, “I’ll be a member soon” or “I’m joining next month”. That’s not to say that I don’t hope to be a member someday; I just got my Earhart. I like this page very much and my compliments go out to the webmaster. Everyone check out Kevin Cavell’s (#1345) page!
Kyle J. Dickinson <>
Hulmeville, PA – Sunday, February 15, 1998

I have really enjoyed looking at this page. It is a wonderful motivator for all cadets, and a great way to keep informed on the top people in the program. Recently, I passed the Spaatz Examination, and am awaiting the ceremony. Thank you for this outstanding page.
Julie Oldham <>
Liberty, MO – Thursday, February 12, 1998

Almost have mt Spattz
Thomas Wieczerzak <>
Red Bank, NJ – Wednesday, February 11, 1998

Congratulations on an outstanding association and an excellent website… keep up the good work! I was a former CAP cadet and senior member in Georgia, Florida, Overseas and National Capital wings. While I never reached the Spaatz award (I topped out at C/Maj) as a cadet, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with several Spaatz recipients as both a cadet and senior member. Additional information on Paul C. Starr (Spaatz #581 – deceased): he was the squadron section commander of the 52nd Supply Squadron at Spangdahlem AB, Germany back in 1985-86 and also a member of the Bitburg-Spangdahlem Composite Squadron (99117). Rest in peace, friend.
Chuck Corway <>
Sacramento, CA – Saturday, February 07, 1998

Nice page 🙂
Derek A. Graham <>
Quincy, MA – Saturday, February 07, 1998

Colon, Eric 
– Friday, February 06, 1998

UTICA, MI – Thursday, February 05, 1998

Spaatz #447, Just dropping in to check things out. This site is getting better and better.
David N. Simmons <>
Denver, CO – Wednesday, February 04, 1998

Until today, I did not know that there was a homepage, but it is very professional. I look forward to so future events.
Marc Johnson <>
USAFA, CO – Tuesday, February 03, 1998

How might a couple of Minnesota Cadet Lt Cols get into a organization such as this one? Thank you.

C/Lt Col Patrick Wolfgram
C/LTC Patrick Wolfgram <>
Coon Rapids, MN – Tuesday, February 03, 1998

Spaatz #1339
Ryan M. Lippert <>
Henderson, CO – Monday, February 02, 1998

As a cadet in CAP, I found this page very intresting and informative. *hmw*
Heather Woller <>
Warrensburg, MO – Monday, February 02, 1998

Spaatz Cadet # 789 from General Chuck Yeager Cadet Squadron, Barksdale AFB La.
Don Smith <Don.Smith@Compaq.Com>
Cypress, TX – Monday, February 02, 1998

Spaatz # 365
Mark Killian <>
Irving, TX – Saturday, January 31, 1998

Julie Oldham <>
Liberty, MO – Saturday, January 31, 1998

William S. Webb 
Tuesday, January 27, 1998

I hold a Cadet Certificate of Proficiency issued in 1962. I have held many command positions in CAP during my years in CAP. I have also served as MN WG Director of Cadet Programs and always have seen the Cadet Program as the “life blood” of the organization. Is there any way I can request a waiver in order to become a member of the Spaatz Assoc.? There was nothing beyond the COP when I was a cadet and would hope that the Spaatz Assoc would want to incorporate the few of us that hold that award and are still active in the organization, esp when when the cadet program is our main focus. Any response would be appreciated. Thanks – Pat Slice
LTC Patricia Slice <>
Apple Valley, MN – Tuesday, January 27, 1998


COSTA MESA, CA – Sunday, January 25, 1998

I would like some iformation.
Albert Carpenter <>
St. Joseph,, mi – Sunday, January 25, 1998

THis might be of interest to you: Britain’s Air Reserves are on the .net Newsletter updated monthly – feel free to browse. Don McQueen Warrant Officer Internet Manager
Warrant Officer McQueen <info@rauxaf.mod>
EDINBURGH SCOTLAND, na – Saturday, January 24, 1998

Nice lookin site!
Chris Morris <>
Ferguson, MO – Friday, January 23, 1998

As a new senior member to CAP from Georgia, I am trying to gain as much info as possible to better help our cadet program in the scholarship area. I know the importance of the Spaatz and how it looks on the cadets scholarship application. If you have any info that you can pass over on the scholarships for cadets, they would be greatly appreciated. Thanks sm deb schmid PS: check out Ga’s web site, its pretty good, even if my husband is the web- master for Georgia 🙂
Deborah J. Schmid <>
Lawrenceville, GA – Friday, January 23, 1998

I am glad to see a page like this.
Michael T. Middlewood <>
Eatontown, NJ – Thursday, January 22, 1998

Spaatz Award Recipient #795
Vincent W. Mayfield <>
Niceville, Fl – Friday, January 16, 1998

Every time I check this site out it has changed for the better. Congratulations! My son Jean’Andre’ Parmiter is a Spaatz cadet, now senior member. Check out my homepage. It has changed also, for the better, as I learn about html and jpg, etc. Keep up the good work.
Diana R. Lopez <>
Manassas, VA – Sunday, January 11, 1998

I have enjoyed the page very much and think you are doing a great thing for CAP. I also like the design of the page and how everything is laid out. I will be a member of The Spaatz Association one day after I progress in up the long latter. Cadet MSgt Justin Cumby
Justin Cumby <>
Cookeville , TN – Saturday, January 10, 1998

Just joined the ranks 29 Nov 97. Received my award at the 1997 NCC.

**ARETE 97-1***   ///

Kevin M. Cavell (#1345) <>
New Brunswick, NJ – Friday, January 09, 1998

Chris Taylor (#954) <>
Hermosa Beach , CA – Friday, January 09, 1998

Father of C/Col Ronald D. Thompson, CAP Hi Beth!
Capt. Dale C. Thompson, Ph.D. CAP <>
Bellefontaine, OH – Wednesday, January 07, 1998

This page is one of the best I have seen. I am a C/LTC in MO Wing, and I will be taking the Spaatz on Jan 24, and this site is very motivating. I had no idea that there was an association until today.
Julie Oldham <>
Liberty, MO – Tuesday, January 06, 1998

LTC Bob Townsend, CAP <>
Charleston, sc – Monday, January 05, 1998

Gary Giovanini <>
Colo Spgs., CO – Friday, January 02, 1998

Congratulations to all Spaatz Cadets.. I will soon be there!.
Jonathan Forsythe <>
Mashpee, MA – Thursday, January 01, 1998

I have been a CAP member for almost 3 years. My current rank is flight officer. I have attended 2 wing encampments and many other activities. I plan on attending a National Activity this summer. I am in the MER – WV Wing and I am currently involved at the Morgantown Composite Squadron. As a matter of a fact I am attending the National Colorguard Comp. at Maxwell. Doing a great job in cadet programs, keep it up!
Amy Conway
Dilliner, PA – Friday, December 26, 1997

Daniel r. McEleney <>
Randoph, MA – Friday, December 19, 1997

Just curious if you do any actvities or post ideas and leadership suggestions
Shawn Akers <>
Freeville , NY – Friday, December 19, 1997

april zatezalo <>
Rochester Hills, MI – Tuesday, December 16, 1997

Treasurer, Spaatz Assn
Eric Haertel <>
Alexandria, VA – Tuesday, December 16, 1997

Very impressed with the organization and the site. I was a member of KY Wing from 1980-1990 and was proud to receive my Spaatz award with my younger brother (Thad A Davis (#829)). I currently am a captain in the Air Force Medical Corps (internal medicine physician) at Keesler AFB, MS and definitely would not be where I am without the experiences I had in CAP. When my son is old enough I will definitely encourage active participation in the finest youth organization in America. Semper vigilans!
Daniel E Davis (#828) <>
Ocean Springs, MS – Tuesday, December 16, 1997

I like so many others failed to progress through the ranks as a cadet, further it has taken me almost 6 years to earn my C.O.P.. I am extremely proud to say that my older brother is among the Spaatz cadets listed #688. I have been involved with C.A.P. for 17 years, and I am proud to say that as well.
NASHVILLE, TN – Saturday, December 13, 1997

Spaatz #851
Jay A. Sliwinski <>
Rapid City, SD – Friday, December 12, 1997

Hello! I was #1233, by the way. I am a 2LT in the Air Force stationed at Maxwell AFB, HQ AFOATS- ROTC and OTS. I work as an analyst. I am also volunteering some time at HQ CAP in the cadet programs branch. Drop me a line or visit my webpage!
Andrew Welsh <>
Mongomery, AL – Wednesday, December 10, 1997

Number?!? I don’t need no stinking number! Ok, fine #1246, still active in CAP, though considering going the CAPRAP avenue (just one more stripe to go). Thoughts and comments.. . . .
Rod N. Repp <>
Granite City, IL – Tuesday, December 09, 1997

Finally got here 🙂 Nice job.
Still email impaired, will update asap.
Glenn E Overby II (#437)
Clinton Twp, MI – Thursday, December 04, 1997

spaatz cadet #710
Jeff Morris <>
APO, AE – Friday, November 28, 1997

Mark Swaney (#195) <>
Patuxent River, MD – Friday, November 28, 1997

I wish to join your ranks in the near future.
C/Capt David Moore <>
Grand Rapids, MN – Saturday, November 22, 1997

Great to find out about this – Hello to any old friends!
Bonne Livesay Karim (#19) <>
– Friday, November 21, 1997

Spaatz #940. Great web site, can’t wait to see it grow.
Bobbie-Jean Tourville <>
Montgomery, AL – Friday, November 21, 1997

Greetings to all. I’m Spaatzen 1027. I’m getting involved in my old squadron now. I’m excited to produce some more Spaatz cadets in the near future.
Jared B. Luther <>
Logan, UT – Thursday, November 20, 1997

Chris Holinger <>
Callaway, FL – Wednesday, November 19, 1997

As a former cadet who tried for, and failed the Spaatz exam (way back in the 70s) I can appreciate this particular website. Semper Vigilans!
Steven G. Spande <>
Yuma, AZ – Saturday, November 15, 1997

Great page, a the list is a little out of date, there has been close to 30 recipients that are not on the list. : )
Randy J. Heusser <>
Paradise Valley, Az – Monday, November 10, 1997

I am a former C/Maj. and and currently a squadron commander. I am interested in finding out if there is an association for Earhart winners. If so please e-mail me.
Capt. Arnold C. Staton <>
Kingsport, TN – Friday, November 07, 1997

This page looks really good.

C/Col Brooke Elliott
VA Wing
Brooke A. Elliott <>
Blacksburg, VA – Wednesday, November 05, 1997

I’ll be a part of the association in a few months!
C/LTC Tin Nguyen <>
Shrewsbury, MA – Friday, October 31, 1997

Randy Heusser, C/Col <>
Paradise Valley, AZ – Thursday, October 23, 1997

Been a while since I checked the site — looks better and better. Just a thought — how about a small space for each Spaatzen to give a quick bio or personal update — make it more personal….

You guys are doing a super job of getting everyone more together……
Stephen Austen (#161) <>
Fayetteville, NC – Wednesday, October 22, 1997

It is a great honor to be a part of this organization. Thank you. — #935
Lawrence L. Stouffer <lls6+@PITT.EDU>
Derry, PA – Wednesday, October 22, 1997

Glad to finally see the homepage.
Ivan Acosta (#1258) <>
Blacksburg, VA – Monday, October 20, 1997

Richard Martin <>
Tampa, Fl – Monday, October 20, 1997

Capt Kenneth Larcher <>
Oklahoma City, OK – Thursday, October 16, 1997

I finally made it to the Academy (after 4 years of applying)!! There is no way I’d be here if it wasn’t for CAP. Just remember where you came from and show others the way.
Bryan D. Jandorf Jr. (#1272) <>
USAF Academy, CO – Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I was a CAP member from 1976 until 1989 (As a Cdt, and later as a Sr) Among my many accomplishments while I was member (Nat’l COS 80, IACE Grt Brtn 82, Cmmndr of Cdts for Nat’l COS 84, Cdt Cmmndr for two MD Wing Encmpmnts), I can honestly say that earning the Spaatz Award (#646) was the highlight of my CAP career. As I am not currently a CAP member, I did not know that the Spaatz Recipient Organization existed….now that I do, I will become a member. Thank you for the website…it is great! Without it, I would have never known!
Cindy T. Shanabrook (#646) <>
Glen Burnie, MD – Sunday, October 05, 1997

I’m very happy to see fellow Spaatz cadets staying in touch. I am a member right now due to my Spaatz date, but I would like some info on how to remain a member. Any other info would be appreciated also. If you could send me that I would be greatful. . Thank You, Ammon Hoover (#1315)<>
Columbia, MO – Monday, September 29, 1997

This is great–thanks. I’m printing it out for inclusion to the application for non profit status. Will be out this month. This is a great job.
Eric Haertel (#318) <>
Alexandria, VA – Friday, September 26, 1997

As I just recerived my Eaker, I thought I would check out this site before I join it. I hope.
Daniel Whipple
Wadsworth, OH – Friday, September 26, 1997

I am a cadet 2Lt in the Livonia Thunderbolt Squadron.
Eric Hudzinski <>
Livonia, MI – Thursday, September 25, 1997

Hey guys, first time I hit our web page. Looks good so far.
John Kenny (#824) <>
San Antonio, TX – Tuesday, September 23, 1997

Great site!! Can’t wait to see it all the way up!! Hopefully, my name will be on the list next year. Be back soon!!
James Bast <>
Vacaville, CA – Sunday, September 14, 1997

Nice page.
Aaron Burgstein (#1045) <>
Yokota AB, Japan – Sunday, September 14, 1997

I am just getting ready to take my Spaatz, are there any study guides for the leadership 2000 books?
Jeff Hurd <>
Tucson , AZ – Sunday, September 14, 1997

#579 – 1SEP81. Enjoyed my first meeting at the National Board with the Spaatz Association. Looking forward to working with the Association in accomplishing it’s goals & objectives.
Austyn W. Granville Jr. <>
Tarrytown, NY – Friday, September 05, 1997

Former CAP Cadet. Spaatz and Borman award. Currently Lt Col in USAF.
Gary Lorimor (#446) <>
N Charleston, SC – Wednesday, August 20, 1997

I just thought I’d take a look at the site after hearing so much about it at the National Board Meeting.
Mark Hoferer (#1288) <>
Rowland Heights, CA – Friday, August 15, 1997

Spaatz 595
Alan B. Berry <>
Chamblee, GA – Wednesday, August 13, 1997

Greg Winquist (#973) <>
DeLand/Daytona, FL – Thursday, August 07, 1997

What a beautiful web site! Consider it linked to my squadron page at
Edward D. Phelka (#1172) <>
Pittsfield Twp., MI – Thursday, August 07, 1997

hi, i was just looking at the page seeing that i am a fellow spaatz cadet(#1309) i haven’t received anything yet so i figured that i would resend this. if you can help me with any of the plans and info of the spaatz association, then please contact me. thanks
Joseph Martinez (#1309) <>
Chicago, IL – Monday, August 04, 1997

This is a great site! I will gladly add a link to this site on my squadron’s homepage.
C/1LT Brian S. Norris <>
Lubec, ME – Thursday, July 31, 1997

John J. Talaber <>
Hershey, PA – Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Gordon Wilkie (#1125) <>
San Diego, CA – Sunday, July 20, 1997

Wow, the page looks great! I wish our meeting this year was on the weekend instead of during the week, I would love to go to Vegas to be with you all. Oh well, see you all next year.
Tim Voss, #1093 <>
Panama City, FL – Friday, July 18, 1997

Spaatz #25 Falcon #50
Patrick Remy <>
Seattle, WA – Wednesday, July 16, 1997

It’s good to see so many of those who were at National COS in 1993 got their Spaatz (Welch, Fanning, Waterstraw). Just wondering wheter anyone has Trista Waterstraw’s (from Florida Wing) email or snail address. Or, if you could forward mine to her. Thankz
Michele R. Bizub (#1202) <>
Milwaukee, WI – Wednesday, July 16, 1997

Glad to see a internet site for the organization. It is hard to keep in touch out here in China.
Tim Morton (#787) <>
Taipei, Taiwan ROC – Tuesday, July 15, 1997

Great site! One question: Where do I send my dues? I want to become a voting member. If someone could get back to me via e-mail, I would appreciate it. Thanks!
Greg, #1120
Greg Watson <>
Normal, IL – Monday, July 14, 1997

Vaclav G. Ujcik (#523) <>
Montgomery, AL – Sunday, July 13, 1997

Hi, there!
David Eidsmoe (#1206) <>
USAFA, CO – Friday, July 11, 1997

1984 Spaatz recipient
Chris Gerlach (#725) <>
Apple Valley, MN – Thursday, July 10, 1997

Got the news letter, and now I’m checking out the site. Great Job!
Dan Lord (#773) <dan.h.lord@snetncom>
Madison, CT – Wednesday, July 09, 1997

It’s great to visit the site! Received a mailing today with the URL. Lost the organization address, and have been wanting to find it to join. A few months ago I ran into Bonne Livesay (#19) in a class. Since it had been 30 years since we last saw each other, we didn’t realize who each other was until Bonne said something about attending the first CAP flying encampment that female cadets could attend. Then it clicked. Bonne brought her scrapbook from the 1966 National Flying Encampment to class, and we had fun showing the other students how we met. She lived in”>>
Apple Valley, MN – Thursday, July 10, 1997

Got the news letter, and now I’m checking out the site. Great Job!
Dan Lord (#773) <dan.h.lord@snetncom>
Madison, CT – Wednesday, July 09, 1997

It’s great to visit the site! Received a mailing today with the URL. Lost the organization address, and have been wanting to find it to join. A few months ago I ran into Bonne Livesay (#19) in a class. Since it had been 30 years since we last saw each other, we didn’t realize who each other was until Bonne said something about attending the first CAP flying encampment that female cadets could attend. Then it clicked. Bonne brought her scrapbook from the 1966 National Flying Encampment to class, and we had fun showing the other students how we met. She lived in Oregon then, and I lived in NM. Now we’re both in the Oklahoma City area. I’ll send her info on the organization, and you can take her off the “Missing Spaatzen” list.
Gwen D. Sawyer (#8) <>
Oklahoma City, OK – Sunday, July 06, 1997

I am glad to see there are so many Spaatz cadets. My son is one of them. Keep up the good work.
Diana Lopez <>
Manassas, VA – Sunday, July 06, 1997

This is a great site and a great idea! The more people learn about CAP, the more likely we are to get new cadets… New potential Spaatz cadets. Hope it does well, maybe I’ll be a member somday!
C/MSgt Rick Maidment <>
Kansas City, MO – Saturday, July 05, 1997

CAP is doing a good job and I hope to get my Spaatz award soon.
John Fanning <>
Middletown, DE – Thursday, July 03, 1997

I am finally on-line, and I can now reach out into one of the smallest fraternities I belong to. I hope to contact many old friends. CAP changed my life and helped me realize my dream of attending the USAF Academy and becoming an Air Force Pilot.
Andreas Wesemann (#741) <>
Pope AFB, NC – Tuesday, June 03, 1997

Hello all! I am Spaatz #749. Still active in CAP. If you need help tracking down anyone in Michigan, let me know….
Leo Burke <>
Madison Hts, MI – Saturday, May 31, 1997

#838 here. It’s good to see TSA on the Web. I hope we can start doing some great stuff now!
John Grutzmacher <>
Elk Grove Village, IL – Thursday, May 29, 1997

Not a Spaatz Cadet {yet}… However, am looking forward to when I do become one. Quite a few of the names on the list are very familiar! Keep up the outstanding work!!
Mark Turpin <>
St. Louis, MO – Monday, May 26, 1997

I’m Spaatz #788. A great web page, and an even greater cause. While I am no longer involved in Civil Air Patrol, I would love to be a member of your organization. My Spaatz award hangs prominently on the wall in my living room.
Mark F. Pinegar <>
Chandler, AZ – Tuesday, April 29, 1997

I’m #1272
Bryan D. Jandorf Jr. <>
Appleton, WI – Sunday, April 27, 1997

It’s a pretty good way to get the info that I need to get about Gen. Carl A. Spaatz
Lyle Orszulak <>
Sun Valley, CA – Monday, April 21, 1997

Interested in scholarship information. Thank you.
Christy Van Nuys <>
Brooklyn, MI – Sunday, April 13, 1997

I’m only a Mitchell cadet, but enjoyed your site nonetheless. Keep up the good work and let’s get the cadet program out there for all to see!
Nathan Garrett <>
Chandler, AZ – Thursday, April 03, 1997

Looking for a history of the Award, as well as Gen Spaatz’s bio. Is this available?
Eric Vander Linden (#466) <>
Lee’s Summit, MO – Tuesday, April 01, 1997

I have information on several of the missing Spaatzen, but am short of time now. Will send what I have in a few days. Briefly, however, #473 is my son living in San Jose. (new address which I must look up–haven’t memorized it yet). #581, Paul Starr died in Jan 1996; his parents are members in CA WG. I will ask CA WG cadet programs director if he has additional information on others missing. I myself go back to the old COP days which I earned in 1960 as a senior. I am currently serving as the Vice Commander, North for CA WG.
LTC Shirley M. Timm <>
Richmond, CA – Tuesday, March 25, 1997

Number 831 here. I just stumbled on this site. Great!! Keep up the good work.
Eric Espino <>
Ft Walton Beach, FL – Thursday, March 13, 1997

To those individuals asking to join, if you have your Spaatz Award you already have. We still need your name and addresses, so keep them coming. Full membership privileges are $20 per year (new Spaatzen have the first year waived). This will help fund our scholarship efforts. Our next annual meeting will coincide with the CAP National Board meeting. I believe this will be in Las Vegas, Nev August 11-13, 1997. More details will be provided as we get closer to the event. My mailing address is:

1050 Garden Road
Orange, CT 06477-1042

Thomas P. Hurley (#305) <>
Orange, CT – Thursday, March 06, 1997

Spaatz #935.
Jeffrey A. Lustick <>
Coeur d’Alene, ID – Tuesday, March 04, 1997

Just got my letter from the National Commander last Saturday saying that I passed my Spaatz. OHWG cadet, currently visiting North Carolina while co-oping. See my web page for info.
Ronald Thompson <>
Cincinnati, OH – Monday, March 03, 1997

Spaatz #278
Jon Caples <>
Littleton, CO – Friday, February 28, 1997

I found three of the missing folks: #93 Phillip Barr, #155 Bill Conlin (both previously mentioned), and #278 Jon Caples – who posted on CAP-TALK. I’m Beth Dunn’s mom.
Charlotte Payne Wright <>
New Orleans, LA – Thursday, February 27, 1997

Spaatz #704 — Please link my Email address to my name on the list. Glad to see that you are still up!
Wayne C. Brown <>
San Jose, CA – Saturday, February 22, 1997

Great site. Need more info on membership. I’m Spaatz #946. Currently assigned to JTF-6 at Ft Bliss, TX
Daniel Guadalupe <>
El Paso , TX – Wednesday, February 19, 1997

I’m Spaatz #879. Currently I’m serving as an active duty captain in the U.S. Air Force. I’m stationed at Howard AFB, Panama. I’m the Director, Counterdrug Intelligence for the Joint Air Operations Center (24th Air Support Group, 24th Wing).
Alex X. Gutierrez <>
APO AA, – Wednesday, February 19, 1997

This web page is cool!
C2Lt. Melvin Szymanski
Mt. Airy, MD – Thursday, February 13, 1997

It looks like an awesome site. I have award #847. Keep up the good work TSA.
Brian Luce <>
Ojai, Ca – Tuesday, February 11, 1997

Spaatz #115 – Currently working for Boeing. Finally have access to the web. Nice stuff!
Mike Murphy
Seattle, WA – Tuesday, February 04, 1997

I am interested becoming a member of the organization.
J. David Lewis III Spaatz #853 <>
Wilmington, DE – Tuesday, February 04, 1997

Spaatz #1115
Barrett Anderson <>
Raytown, MO – Monday, February 03, 1997 at 20:59:04 (MST)

I’m one of the names of your “Missing Spaatzen”. Please send me membership information. I’m no longer active in CAP, but gaining the Spaatz was one of the proudest moments of my life. Since then, I served 4 years in the Air Force (Captain), and now work for Boeing Commercial Space Company as a Lead Systems Engineer. I’m also an aviation author, writing for magazines like KITPLANES, PRIVATE PILOT, and others. My first book, Kitplane Construction, just came out in second edition last summer. About a year ago, my first novel, The Key to Honor, was published. More info on my web page.
Ron Wanttaja <>
Kent, WA – Monday, February 03, 1997

Gosh, I found you-all. My skills using the WWW are improving. I’m Beth’s Mommie. No Spaatz, no Earhart, no Mitchell, but I did earn my Certificate of Proficiency (as a cadet) in November, 1958. It is not dated. I was unable to read the officers, but the bio on Carl Spaatz was interesting.
Charlotte Payne Wright <>
New Orleans, LA – Friday, January 31, 1997

Hope everyone enjoys the site! Let me know what you think.
Matt Johnson #901 <>
San Francisco, CA – Tuesday, January 28, 1997