Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Rocky Mountain Region, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming posing with the Idaho Wing Commander Colonel George Breshears and Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame Executive Director TD Barnes during the RMR Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho September 2017.
On September 15-17, 2017, the Idaho Civil Air Patrol hosted the Rocky Mountain Region Civil Air Patrol Conference (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming) at the Sun Valley Lodge in Sun Valley, Idaho. Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame Executive Director TD Barnes served as the Special Key Note Speaker and Special Instructor earlier in the event and again at the awards banquet following the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony awarding Capt Waldo Thurber posthumously.
Idaho Civil Air Patrol Honor GuardCapt Mitzi Breshears, Idaho Wing Public Affairs Officer, NVAHOF Director TD Barnes, Col. George Breshears, Idaho Wing Commander preparing for Barnes' speech to the conference. The Nevada Civil Air Patrol Wing Commander Col. Carol L. Lynn was at the event to also represent the state of Nevada. Captain Breshears, Lt. Jamison, Director TD Barnes, Colonel BreshearsDirector TD Barnes presenting Colonel Breshears with a set of the CIA Area 51 Chronicles authored by BarnesConference dignitaries entering the awards banquet. L-R: NVAHOF Secretary Doris Barnes, NVAHOF Director TD Barnes, Rocky Mountain Region Commander (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming) Col Thomas Kettle, Capt Brehears, and Idaho Wing Commander George BreshearsDirector TD Barnes, Colonel Thomas Kettle, Capt Mitzi Breshears, and Col George BreshearsNVAHOF Director TD Barnes addressing the RMR Conference banquetDoris and TD BarnesLt. Jaminson posing with Doris & TD Barnes with photo of Col Jack Layton, Idaho resident deceased and Area 51 contemporary of Barnes during CIA Project OXCART Col Jack Layton's daughter Karen Stone, granddaughter Kamber Stone, TD Barnes, and Doris Barnes