Wednesday, July 13, 2016

July 2016 All Hands Meeting

By 1st Lt Karin Hollerbach, photos by Lt Col Juan Tinnirello

July’s All Hands meeting took place on the 5th of July.

Squadron 188 Members at the All Hands Meeting

A warm welcome to our newest member, SM Dhawallah Aisien.

Squadron Monthly Recap

June was another busy month for our squadron, including multiple missions and training events.

  • On the 10th of June, 2d Lt Alexei Roudnev served on an Urban Direction Finder (UDF) team and earned a Find. 
  • From the 13th – 15th of June, Capt Jordan Hayes, 1st Lt Eric Choate, and 1st Lt Gabriel Fletcher-Hernandez participated in Ardent Sentry, serving as Mission Observer (MO), Mission Pilot (MP) and Airborne Photographer (AP), respectively.
  • On the 17th of June, Capt Georgios Michelogiannakis and 2d Lt Tim Roberts participated in an ELT mission in King City, serving as MP and MO, respectively.
  • On the 26th of June, Maj Steven DeFord (Transport Mission Pilot - TMP), Maj Chris Johnson (Air Operations Branch Director - AOBD), Maj Kathy Johnson (Mission Radio Operator – MRO), and Capt Michelogiannakis (TMP) participated in a CARDA/K-9 mission
  • On the 30th of June, Maj DeFord (UDF), Maj Noel Luneau (MP), and Capt Hayes (MO) earned a Find in an ELT mission in Placerville.
  • On the 2nd of July, Maj Luneau and 1st Lt Alvaro Chavez served on a UDF team on an ELT mission in Livermore.

Capt Hayes and Lt Pat Bitz presenting this month's Aerospace Moment

  • On the 8th of June, Maj Mark Fridell (Aerospace Education Excellence – AEX), Capt Michelogiannakis (CFI), and Lt Choate (Recruiting) participated in an education outreach event at Richmond College Preparatory School. 
  • On the 11th of June, Capt Don Eichelberger (instructor) and Capt Kathy Browne (student), and Lt Roudnev (student) participated in the Airborne Photography ground school @ KSAC 
  • On the 25th of June, Maj DeFord, Maj Luneau, Capt Hayes, Capt Luis Rivas, and Lt Hollerbach participated as instructors/staff in the 2016 Mission Aircrew School, NorCal Ground School @ OAK. Maj Mark Fridell (MP-T), Capt Brown (MO-T), and 2d Lt Roudnev (MO-T) participated as students.  See our earlier blog posting for more information. 
  • From the 26th through the 28th of June, 1st Lt Choate served as Orientation Pilot at the Encampment @ Camp San Luis Obispo

Awards, ES Ratings & Professional Development 
Congratulations to all of the following members and thank you for your dedication to CAP and hard work:
Lt Zherebnenkov receiving his Leadership Award
from Capt Rivas
  • Maj Jeff Ironfield renewed his F5 
  • Capt Hayes renewed his MO rating
  • 2d Lt Booth renewed his F5 and earned his TMP appointment
  • Capt Hayes completed the Technician level of the Emergency Services specialty track
  • 2d Lt Zherebnenkov received a Leadership Award, for his first Specialty Track Technician Level in Aerospace
  • Lt Roudnev was awareded a search Find Ribbon, for his first find

Upcoming Events
Lt Roudnev receiving his Find Ribbon from Capt Rivas
  • 9-10 July: Squadron Leadership School (SLS) / Corporate Learning Course (CLC) @ San Francisco (Maj Maggie Wang)
  • 9-10 July: DREX @ KSAC
  • 13 July: Aerospace Education Camp @ KTSP (Tehachapi: Maj DeFord, Maj Fridell)
  • 22-24 July: Mission Aircrew School (training for MP and MO) @ Fresno -participants from our squadron will include Lt Col Tinnirello, PIO; Maj Fridell, MP-T; Maj Luneau, MP-Mentor; Capt Brown, MO-T; Lt Roudnev: Mission Staff Assistant (MSA)
  • 28-29 August: LVK Advanced Exercise
  • 4-6 November: CAWG Conference, Bakersfield

Maj Blank presenting the Safety

Safety Presentation

Maj Phil Blank led this month’s safety presentation on crew resource management (CRM).


This month’s aerospace moment was a timely presentation on Juno.

We were also reminded that Lt Col Roger Glenn has been a member of our squadron since 1989, as mentioned in Vol 1 of the Logbook. We have a printed version to prove it!  Thank you, Lt Col Glenn!

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