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Published by BBYRA, 2018-08-06 22:31:46

August, 2018

August, 2018

AUG 2018

THE BONG FLYER

QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER OF CHAPTER 226 OF THE AIR FORCE
ASSOCIATION

EDUCATE ADVOCATE SUPPORT

NEXT CHAPTER WELCOME BACK TO THE
148TH FIGHTER WING
MEETING
DEPLOYERS
OFFICER ELECTIONS
Our next Quarterly Program will be on Wed 17 Oct @
1700L at the Amorde Terminal at the Bong Airport in
Superior, WI. Please make every effort to attend as we
will also be voting in our 2019 leaders as well as selecting
award winners for our new

UMD MILITARY Join us at the VFW Post 137 at 2023 W.
Michigan Street on Saturday 11 Aug
APPRECIATION GAME 3pm-close as we help welcome back our
hometown warfighters!
Join us at the AFA Tent on Saturday 8 Sep @ 1800L at
UMD’s Molosky Stadium as they host their 6th annual
military appreciation football game. We are expecting a
flyover by the four fans of freedom!

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CIVIL AIR PATROL
UPDATES

Duluth Aviation Expo Air Show teamwork and problem solving. Major
Brian J. Freseman served as Liaison
The Duluth Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol actively Officer, 1Lt Michael A. St John as  Bravo
assisted with the Duluth Air Show held at the Duluth Flight Training Officer, and Capt Jay W.
International Airport July 7 – 8. This years event was Jones as Senior Tactical Officer for the
sponsored by the St Lukes Medical Center and had a host of 44th Cadet Training Group. Four Unit
community sponsors that made it a very successful Cadets served on Encampment staff
community event. A host of volunteers assisted the including Cadet Major Chloe E. Thomas,
volunteer staff including members of the MN Wing Civil 46th Cadet Training Group Squadron
Air Patrol. These volunteers assisted the FBO, Monaco Air. Commander, Cadet Capt Dakota J. St John
with visiting aircraft parking. They also maned an served as a Cadet Public Affairs Officer,
educational static aircraft display of the newest CAP Cadet Capt Josiah J. Thomas as Cadet
aircraft, a Cessna 182T G1000 Skylane. Major Lyle Odland, Health Services Duty Office and Cadet
St Paul Squadron, was on hand at the aircraft along with Reece A. Heinbach as Support Services
several senior and cadet members to explain the features of Staff. Cadets Bjorn H. Smith, Mikal R.
the aircraft. Unit members lead by 1Lt Dennis Swanson, Thomas, Cody B. Helm and Brea L. Helm
MN Wing Recruiting and Retention Officer, managed a participated the Advanced Leadership
Recruitment/Promotion booth near the unit headquarters Course. Cadet Brock D. Smith participated
where youth were able to build and launch small rockets and in the Basic Leadership Course.
operate an aircraft simulator. Volunteers were provided The Unit Van expected to be used for
lunch, a meal, colorful air show shirt and free admission to
the Air Show for their assistance. Air Show Visitors were transportation to and from the Encampment
able to view the USAF Thunderbird Acrobatics Team and
the many static displays including the twin rotor H43 blew a serpentine belt at Unit HQ before the
Chinook Helicopter, C130 Lockheed cargo aircraft, WWII
B-25 Mitchell bomber, the F16 and P40 fighters and more event and will be repaired by the USAF
military aircraft.

Minnesota Wing Summer Cadet Encampment

The 18th 2018 MN Wing Summer Encampment was held at
Camp Ripley, MN July 21-28 with three Duluth Composite
Squadron Senior members and nine Cadets participating in
the week long event where participants learned drill and
ceremonies, leadership skills and abilities,

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UPCOMING EVENTS

148th FW Welcome Home Sat 11 Aug/1500 @ West Duluth VFW

Chapter Meeting Wed 17 Oct/1700 @ Amorde Terminal of Superior Airport
Fundraiser Booth Sat 28 Oct/TBD @ Esko Fall Festival @ Esko High School
Quarterly Program Tues 15 May/1800 @ Amorde Terminal of Superior Airport

CHAPTER COUNCIL CONTACTS

Chapter Contact List: [email protected]
President: Bryan Graddy [email protected]
Vice President: Tim Nesley [email protected]
Secretary: Jessie Graddy [email protected]
Treasurer: Ben Shafer [email protected]
Vice President of Veteran’s Affairs: Keith Bischoff [email protected]

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AT [email protected]

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