2017 CAP National Conference registration open

IMPORTANT The room block for the Marriott conference hotels is nearly full.  An overflow hotel has been setup if you have any issues obtaining a hotel at the Marriott: Courtyard San Antonio Riverwalk, 207 N. St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78205 Group Rate:  $129.  Valet parking $31 overnight with in/out privileges.  No self-parking available. […]

CAP 75th Anniversary Updates

U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y., along with Reps. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., Steve Israel, D-N.Y., and Ron Kind, D-Wis., introduced a resolution recognizing the strategic role Civil Air Patrol plays in supporting critical defense and homeland security missions and honoring the organization for 75 years of continuous service in times of both peace and war.  U.S. […]

Passing of Lt Col Stephen G. Barclay Jr.

Texas Wing, It is with a heavy heart that I relay news of the passing of Lt Col Stephen G. Barclay Jr. Col Barclay served with distinction for 13 years in the Civil Air Patrol, serving in leadership capacities at the Squadron, Group and Wing level.  Over his CAP career, Col Barclay held duty positions […]

FISCAL 2016 FLYING HOURS EXCEED 100,000, UP 7+%

Civil Air Patrol surpassed 100,000 flying hours across its fleet of planes for the 2016 fiscal year late Tuesday – more than a 7 percent increase over the previous year. On the same date in Fiscal 2015, flying hours totaled 93,256. Why has CAP flown more this year? John Desmarais, director of national operations at […]

Former Texas Wing member and Squadron Commander killed in helicopter crash

Dan Katen, former Texas Wing member and Commander of Delta Composite Squadron in Spring, Texas, perished in a tragic helicopter accident last week in north Texas.  Our sympathies go out to his family and friends. Dan was honorably discharged from the Army in 1981 after 8 years of service. He was a Chief Warrant Officer […]

2016 Joint Southwest Region & Texas Wing Conference

2016 Southwest Region & Texas Wing Conference photos   Album by Lt. Col. Don Fisher, Baytown Senior Squadron. 2016 SWR & Texas Wing Conference photos album 2  Album by Lt. Col. Johanna Augustine, Texas Wing PAO.        

Southwest Region open positions

The Southwest Region is looking to fill the following positions at the Region level: Director of Aerospace Education Director of Recruiting and Retention More information on qualifications and expectations and where to send applications will be forthcoming on this post and via a Wing email broadcast.  Stay tuned.

Texas Wing Conference 2016

The 2016 Joint Southwest Region & Texas Wing Conference will be held in San Antonio on April 13th through the 17th, 2016.  Conference registration and hotel registration are currently open.  Visit the Wing Conference website at this link for more information and to register:  https://www.txwgcap.org/conference/  

Passing of Texas Wing member Lt. Col. Paul Perkins

Texas Wing is saddened by another wing member death.  Lt. Col. Paul Perkins of the Red Oak Cadet Squadron passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.  Lt. Col. Perkins was a very active member within his squadron and Group III.  His funeral service will be held at the John P. Brooks and Family ARIA Cremation […]

2015 COMEX review available

The After Action Report for the 2015 Communications Effectiveness Exercise is available for review in the Members Only section of the Communications functional area. A direct link is provided below: https://www.txwgcap.org/departments/dc/2015-texas-comex/