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 […]

Celebrating the Life and Service of Major James Douglas

Celebrating the Life and Service of Major James Douglas By Maj. Audrey Morrow Sugar Land, Texas – Major James Douglas has passed from our midst, but not from our hearts and memories on September 27th, 2016.  For twelve years, he served the Civil Air Patrol with hard work and true dedication.  He took over command […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]