Updates

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(7 April) - Vasquez named CAP’s Next National Commander.  Read the news release here.

(1 April) - The 2014 Wing Conference publication is now available for download.

(9 January) - Flu season is in full swing. Visit www.texasflu.org for tips and information. Also, do what you can to minimize the risk to other members of your organization.

Message from the Wing Commander

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Welcome to the new Texas Wing Website. Take a few minutes and explore the site. To get the most from the site now and in the future, you will need to log in below. If you are a member of Texas Wing, you are already known to the website. Just log in and enjoy. Feel free to send your comments to webmaster@txwgcap.org.

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

Texas Wing to Host Mountain Flying Clinic in Alpine

ALPINE — Texas Wing, Civil Air Patrol will conduct its annual mountain flying training course April 25-27 at Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport. The weekend-long course will offer both initial and renewal training over rugged terrain for qualified mission pilots and observers, and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of support personnel and mission base staff. On average, about […]

New CAP Unit Conducts Activation Ceremony on Laughlin AFB

DEL RIO – The Civil Air Patrol’s reactivated Laughlin Air Force Base Composite Squadron reeived its new TX-047 charter by Texas Wing’s Group V Commander, Col. Frank Eldridge, on Sunday March 23d.  The 5 p.m. ceremony was held in front of the air traffic control tower on the base’s flight line with a reception to […]

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TXWG Group IV hosts Cadet Airman Leadership Course

KINGWOOD — Texas Wing Group IV’s Cadet Advisory Council held its first-ever Cadet Airman Leadership School on March 1. Nearly two dozen cadets from throughout the Houston area reported to the course, held at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingwood.  All came to learn about what it takes to become an airman. When lessons first […]

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Presidential TFR to Affect Wing Conference

A VIP TFR has been issued for the Houston area beginning 092045Z APR 2014 (3:45pm local Wednesday) and effective through 101515Z APR 2014 (10:15am local Thursday).  It is critical that all members intending to fly into airports within the local area of the conference are aware of and comply with the instructions of the TFR. […]

Mission-ready: $17,000 CCF grant for Civil Air Patrol’s Nighthawk Composite Squadron

CORINTH, TEXAS – March 18, 2014 – The all-volunteer Nighthawk Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol emphasizes aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services. A $17,000 grant from the CoServ Charitable Foundation (CCF) will help the Denton nonprofit organization boost all three areas by funding technology upgrades that will create a mission-ready command center. […]