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Current Texas Wing Commander Col. Brooks Cima. Photos courtesy Texas Wing, Civil Air Patrol.

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In the late 1930s, more than 150,000 volunteers with a love for aviation argued for an organization to put their planes and flying skills to use in defense of their country. As a result, the Civil Air Patrol was born on December 1st, 1941, one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Thousands of volunteer members answered America’s call to national service and sacrifice by accepting and performing critical wartime missions. Assigned to the War Department under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Corps, the contributions of Civil Air Patrol, including logging more than 500,000 flying hours, sinking two enemy submarines, and saving hundreds of crash victims during World War II, are well documented.

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Recent News

Lt. Col. Steve Hudson will take over as the head of Civil Air Patrol's Texas Wing in April from the current commander, Col. Brooks Cima. Photos courtesy Texas Wing, Civil Air Patrol.

Civil Air Patrol names Hudson as next Texas Wing commander

Civil Air Patrol has named Lt. Col. Steve Hudson of Sulphur Springs as its next Texas Wing commander. Hudson will formally succeed Col. Brooks Cima at a change-of-command ceremony during the upcoming Texas Wing Conference in April in Ft. Worth. He has since 2013 served as one Texas Wing’s two vice commanders.

Educators Space Conference Helps Teachers Soar Into the Future

HOUSTON – A three-day air and space symposium hosted by Texas Wing’s Group IV targeting Houston-area teachers attracted classroom professionals not only from southeast Texas, but from as far afield as the Midwest, New England and the Rocky Mountains.

LESA South 2014 Registration Announcement

All Texas Wing Members: The 2014 LoneStar Emergency Service Academy – LESA South will take place on the sandy dunes and grass lands of South Texas, in Brownsville, Texas from 26 – 31 December 2014. We are now ready to accept applications for LESA South from Cadets and Seniors who have a desire to enhance […]

Lee College workforce center offering new programs in pilot training and fiber optics

BAYTOWN, TX – The Center for Workforce and Community Education at Lee College will host free information sessions in early September for two new programs being offered this semester: career pilot training for those interested in aviation, and fiber-optics training for those seeking industry certifications. Career Pilot Training Information session: 5:30-7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8, […]

Texas Wing’s Thomas Honored for 50 Years of Safe Flying

August 21, 2014 TEXAS — A 30-year member of Civil Air Patrol, Lt. Col. Lou Thomas, was honored Wednesday with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, recognizing 50 years of safe flying. Flying is his “forever passion,” which he does now for the Tyler Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol. Previously, Thomas […]