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Published by BBYRA, 2016-10-01 04:01:39

September 2016 Flight Log

Fall, 2016

Keywords: Fall,2016



Rawlings Chapter Summer Events Review

The summer quarter was a busy one for attention and attract people to Above: Detachment 410 Cadets with Bob
Rawlings Chapter. We try to have a stop by and visit. McGonigal in the AFA Information booth at
presence at as many events as possible.
It helps us get word out about AFA, In July we were part of AirExpo the Minnesota State Fair on Military
makes people aware of Rawlings at Flying Cloud airport in Eden
Chapter in the Twin Cities. Having a Prairie. In August we were at Appreciation Day.
presence at events is a key membership both 934th AFRC and 133rd
recruiting opportunity for us to keep up ANG Family Days. Col. Tom Below: Mary and Lloyd Ward at 133rd Air
our chapter membership, which now Theis manages a terrific car National Guard Family Day.
hovers around 750 members. show. He created the marketing
image below, which he prints
Dan Murphy procured an AFA logo onto aluminum plates for all
table cover for our event booths you can participating classic car owners.
view in the photos. Dan also arranged
for Air Force ROTC cadets to help man
the booths along with some of our more
involved members. Our booth tables
now look great. The cadets draw

Bob McGonigal & friends at
AirExpo in Eden Prairie.

Date set for Spring EDUCATE about, Glenn Shull & MN State President Larry
awards dinner. ADVOCATE for & Sagstetter man AFA booth at 934th Family Day.

6 PM Friday, April 7, 2017 SUPPORT the
Rawlings Chapter will hold it’s US Air Force & airmen.
Spring Air Force awards dinner.
Town & Country Club in St. Paul Meetings are at Signature
will host the event. Flight Support. 5:30 PM,
second Tuesday each month.
Save the date! North Post Rd. off MN5.


Rawlings Chapter of the Air Force Association September, 2016

Chapter Activities at a Glance

End of August, we were at the Force Special Operations UMN Det 415 commissions new officers.
Minnesota State Fair’s Military Command. Even Goldy
Appreciation Day. On that day, stopped by to welcome him Cassandra Jackson - MNDOT Aeronautics
most things military are located in back to his alma mater. (See
a partitioned area the north end of photo.) Director, with CAP Minnesota Wing Commander
Machinery Hill. Colonel Brent Halweg Lt Colonel James Garlough.
In April, Rawlings Chapter
This is our second year there. It is President Dan Murphy and Commander's Commendation Awards presented by
a great event for the chapter. Treasurer Ralph Dalperdang outgoing Wing Commander Colonel Brent Halweg.
That’s because we are located in an attended CAP’s Minnesota
area with many other Air Force Wing Conference at Breezy Minnesota Flight Log is published
and military related organizations. Point Resort north of quarterly for the members of the
Brainerd. Rawlings chapter of the Air Force
The people who visit that part of Association.
the fairgrounds on that day are At the conference, Members may view the newsletter
military-minded. Many are former Cassandra Jackson - on the chapter website
Air Force or are planning on going MNDOT Aeronautics
into the Air Force. We want these Director, outgoing CAP
people to know about Rawlings Minnesota Wing
Chapter of AFA, to join AFA. Commander Colonel Brent
Halweg and incoming
At the booth, we share AFA’s Minnesota Wing
focus on the importance of Commander Lt Colonel
maintaining a strong Air Force, James Garlough signed a
about our advocacy on behalf of Memorandum of
airmen and airwomen. The Agreement for continuing
presence of cadets highlights our statewide cooperation at the
focus on supporting aerospace CAP Minnesota
education at ROTC universities in Wing Conference.
the Twin Cities.
Onward and upward!
The Air Force ROTC cadets are
the future of the Air Force & the
future of AFA. They have
interesting stories to tell about their
field training, internships,
conclaves & drill meets. Those in
Arnold Air Society/Silver Wings
are already members of AFA. We
want them to keep up membership
in AFA as they progress in their
Air Force careers.

May 20, University of Minnesota MN Sen. (Maj.) Mary Kiffmeyer and pilot Lt Col. To report problems or to submit
Det. 415 commissioned eight new items, call Bob McGonigal at
Second Lieutenants. Guest of Greg Nastrom prior to takeoff from St Cloud Airport 952.884.1625. Email Bob at
honor was 1983 Det 415 graduate on July 13th. Sen. Kiffmeyer represents Big Lake [email protected]
Major General Eugene Haase, who area and is a member of the MN Legislative
is now the Vice Commander of Air


12 September, 2016

Rawlings Chapter of the Air Force Association Chapter #213
Executive Council
Gary Chambers Photos

Former Rawlings Chapter president Gary Chambers transferred
to St. Louis, MO a while ago. He recently sent these photos
from summer trips. Says Gary, “I had a great trip to Chino, CA
for Planes of Fame airshow. I was able to get up on three air-
to-air photo flights.”

St. Thomas EVT Team
Rolls Car in London

In July, Caroline Little led her St. teams from Asian and American Caroline Little, Minnesota State Teacher
Thomas Academy Experimental Eco-marathons to compete in a of the Year receives award from State
Vehicle Team to London for a global race that combined fuel efficiency President Larry Sagstetter.
contest. This followed the team’s with speed.
Urban Concept Car victory in EVT team student engineers gather around
Detroit’s national competition in Said Caroline, “While leading the open cockpit of finished vehicle.
April. race we rolled the car in a tricky
hair pin turn. The good news is 3
Caroline Little is 2016 Rawling that all of our safety systems
Chapter Teacher of the Year. She is worked great and our driver is
also AFA’s 2016 Minnesota State fine. The bad news is that we did
Teacher of the Year. not finish the competition.

Her team traveled to Queen I am so proud of our students, I
Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, was worried that morale would be
England to participate in the low after the crash, but the boys
inaugural Shell Drivers’ World simply shrugged it off and said,
Championship (DWC). The DWC "Well, we certainly know what
brought together twelve of the best not to do next year."

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