What: Be There Run/ Walk
Where: Bison Trail
When: September 29, 2016 – 1700
Heather Green, BA, MSW
USAG Fort Greely, Alaska
It was a beautiful, sunny day on Saturday when Civil Air Patrol (CAP) pilots Col. Dick Holder and Maj. Lon Kelly came to Delta with their sleek, white Schleicher glider. Coming from the Eielson CAP unit, they brought their glider and tow plane down to give orientation rides to the cadets of our new ‘Delta Force’ CAP squadron located in the hanger at Allen Army Airfield, Fort Greely.
Finally, when all preparations were complete, they started launching the cadets into the sky. For most, it was there first time in a glider and they were excited to say the least. Each cadet got about 25 minutes soaring in the skies above Delta enjoying the spectacular view and listening to the air as it slipped over the canopy. There were a lot of smiling faces coming out of the cockpit at the end of their rides.
Glider and powered aircraft orientation rides are part of the overall flight training program the CAP makes available to our cadets. It is the mission of the CAP to inspire and teach our young members through aerospace education and training. Please contact Capt. Stephen Staska at 895-2055 for more information.
The 27th Delta Force Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) recently conducted a Search and Rescue (SAR) training exercise at Fort Greely to acquire survival skills and inspection techniques.
Under the supervision of Squadron Commander 2nd Lt. Byron Smith, M. Brian McElroy, Emily Schenk, and Mr. Rocky Senatore, the CAP cadets received an inspection of their “24hr BAG” which is a requirement for the cadets to participate in a live Search and Rescue mission. In addition the senior leaders lead cadet teams on a compass course around Fort Greely. “This hands on event creates a great learning opportunity and the fact the kids have a great time is icing on the cake” said MSgt Baugh. The Cadets reported this was a great event and they had fun while learning!
Fort Greely PAO examined its contents and discovered the wallet contained a DA2, military identification card which was issued in 1971, and several pieces of Fort Greely related identification- a military driver’s license, Leave and Earnings statements, a meal card issued in 1972, and promotion orders – all belonging to one Charles R. Darby. Most importantly though, the wallet contained memories of home, photographs with hand written notes on the back. Mother, sister, nephews and nieces, all sent photos to their far away Alaskan soldier, expressing their love. As the wallet was found property, the wallet was then turned over to Fort Greely Police Department Detective, Montana Alexander, in hopes of locating the owner.
Members of Alpha Company, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, SGT Julio Velez and SPC Frank Segui manning the turret assess and engage simulated enemy combatants during an exercise held recently at Fort Greely. Global Lightning 2016 a force protection exercise that included protesters, emergency medical evacuation, infiltrators and building clearing is held annually at Fort Greely and tests the skills and abilities of both operations of the missile defense capabilities and the physical protection of the missile field. During Global Lightning 2016 the annual NORTHCOM exercise that includes the Ground based Midcourse defense program which is a capstone for the defense of North America against enemy missile launches and attacks to the Homeland.