Texas Wing provides aerial imagery support for State of Texas

DENTON – Civil Air Patrol’s Texas Wing wrapped up a week of aerial imagery missions  for the Texas Division of Emergency Management Sunday after seven consecutive days of operations. Texas Wing aircrews flew a combined total of 52 damage assessment imagery missions and courier flights for TDEM during the period of April 18 – 24. […]

Texas Wing participates in multi-organizational emergency services exercise

HOUSTON – The U. S. Coast Guard, based at Ellington Field, hosted a joint emergency services exercise on Feb. 24 and 25.  Over 400 members from the Civil Air Patrol, Texas Department of Public Service, Texas Air National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard, Galveston and Houston sectors participated in the two day exercise. The scenario […]

Texas Wing provides air support for Texas state agencies

DENTON – Civil Air Patrol’s Texas Wing members continue to fly damage assessment photography missions over areas flooded by recent rains. Texas Wing aircrews have flown 56 missions and have taken over 8,400 images since March 11. Major areas of concern according to Lt. Col. Rick Woolfolk, incident commander for Texas Wing, are the counties […]

Three Rivers Composite Squadron senior member awarded $25,000 AFROTC scholarship

Civil Air Patrol 1st Lt. Cody McCallum was awarded a three-year Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Type 2 scholarship worth approximately $25,000 to continue his education through Angelo State University’s AFROTC Detachment 847. Lt. McCallum is a member of the Three Rivers Composite Squadron in Grape Creek.  He joined CAP in 2006 at the […]

Texas Wing Flight Competition exceeds expectations

San Marcos, Texas – On Saturday, February 25, 15 Civil Air Patrol officers took to the skies over hill country for a chance to win the first annual Texas Wing Flight Competition. The three person aircrew from Texas Group V (San Antonio region), who held home field advantage, ended up with the trophy after a […]

Sugar Land Composite Squadron holds annual dining-in

Sugar Land Composite Squadron held its annual dining-in at the T. E. Harman Center on February 6, 2016. Months of hard work and planning by Lt. Col. Joyce Kassai, president of the mess, along with the organizing skills of 1st Lt. Diane Kennedy and 1st Lt. Patrick Kennedy, vice-president of the mess, made this a […]

A final tribute to Capt. Bob Bruton

DALLAS – Dallas Composite Squadron lost a dedicated and cherished member, Capt. Robert “Bob” Bruton, on February 8, 2016. Capt. Bruton joined Civil Air Patrol in 2011 and served as the squadron Public Affairs Officer for five years before being promoted to PAO for Group III. In addition to serving as a PAO, Capt. Bruton […]

Celebrating the life and service of Lt. Col. Jayne Pace

After a long life of dedication to her family, country and community, Lt. Col. Jayne Pace gently passed away on February 7th, at the age of 93.  She was born in Forest Hill, Texas, just outside Fort Worth.  As a child walking to school, Jayne was fascinated by the flight of butterflies, wishing she could […]

Civil Air Patrol Inspires Teachers at Houston Aerospace Conference

HOUSTON –  K-12 Teachers gathered from all over the world to learn about integrating Aerospace Education and STEM into their classrooms at the annual Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC) February 4 – 6. The event, which was hosted by Space Center Houston, is the premier Aerospace Education outreach activity specifically for teachers conducted by NASA […]

Texas Wing Loses Two Members

Texas Wing is sadden by the news that two of our members passed away this morning.   Lt. Col. Jayne Pace, a Congressional Gold Medal recipient and histororian for the Thunderbird Squadron in Group IV. Capt. Bob Bruton, Group III public affairs officer and a member of CAP since 2010.   Funeral arrangements are pending […]