Longtime Members of the Texas Wing will be missed after Tragic Accident

On Monday, May 16, 2016, Lt. Col. Henry “Jack” L. Jackson, 75, and his wife, Lt. Col. Gwynn A. Groggel, 70, were killed, along with their friends, Charles and Carrie Torti as they were departing the airport at Tupelo, Mississippi on a cross-country trip from Kerrville, Texas to Charlottesville, Virginia. “They were members of the […]

Upcoming Group V Commander Vacancy

Application packages for the above position will be accepted through 30 June 2016. These minimum requirements are designed to assist wing commanders in carrying out this responsibility in a timely, judicious manner and to standardize the selection process. The wing commander can waive any requirement for good cause shown or if the applicant presents evidence […]

Texas Wing Encampment has Vacancies for Training Officers

The 2016 Texas Wing Summer Encampment is quickly approaching and we have recently had some members withdraw their applications. We currently have vacancies for Training Officers. This is a critical position where senior members serve the cadets as first-line adult leaders. Furthermore, they also serve as mentors to the cadets and assist with their training […]

Texas Wing Mountain Search and Rescue Exercise

In memory of Lt. Col. Gwynn Groggle and Lt. Col. Henry “Jack” Jackson. Thou art an eagle, thou doest belong to the sky and not to the earth, stretch forth thy wings and fly.    — Paul H Dunn ALPINE, Texas – Texas Wing landscape is as diverse as it 3,000 plus volunteers. From the coastline of the […]

There is still space available for YOU at Lone Star Emergency Services Academy!

Registration has been extended until 11:59 June 10, 2016 We saved a place for you at the 2016 Lone Star Emergency Services Academy. This exciting school will be held 17-26 June at the Texas Wing Headquarters in Nacogdoches, Texas. This regional event is open to cadets and senior members, nationwide. Registration is at this link.  […]

Group IV holds change of command ceremony

HOUSTON – On April 30, family, friends, and Civil Air Patrol members joined in celebrating Texas Wing, Group IV change of command.  The ceremony, emceed by Lt. Col. Alyson White, Group IV deputy commander, was held at Ellington Field. The atmosphere was one of celebration, honoring Maj. Ric Walters for his outstanding service as Group IV commander […]

Memorial Service Information for Lt. Col. Gwynn Groggel and Lt. Col. Jack Jackson

The services for Lt. Col. Jack Jackson and Lt.Col. Gwynn Groggel will be on Saturday, May 28, 2016. There will be three events – 10 a.m. Gwynn’s Remembrance Service at Rails Cafe Event Hall. Rails Café is located at 615 Shreiner St. Kerrville, and the event hall is next door and around the corner on […]

Texas Wing members killed in private plane crash

Two members of the Civil Air Patrol’s Texas Wing died Monday morning in small private plane crashed north of the Tupelo Regional Airport.  Lt. Col. Henry “Jack” L. Jackson, pilot, his wife Lt. Col. Gwynn A. Groggel and two friends were onboard the Bonanza A36 single-engine, six-seater plane when it crashed shortly after takeoff from […]

Thunderbird Composite Squadron cadet transitions to U.S. Air Force airman

BEAR CREEK – Cadet Second Lt. Ethan Ramos has been a member of the Civil Air Patrol for over six years. He joined at the age of 12 with the intention of preparing himself for a future career in the Air Force. His long time goal was finally achieved Dec. 1 of 2015. At age […]

Abilene Composite Squadron helps Cub Scouts blast off

ABILENE – The Abilene Composite Squadron recently had an opportunity to take aerospace education to several local Cub Scout troops during the Buffalo Mountain District Cub-O-Ree. The event was hosted at Camp Tonkawa outside of Buffalo Gap, Texas, on April 23 and the theme for the event was “Take Flight.” The event promoted outdoor activity […]