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 […]

Southwest Region Emergency Services Officer Position Opening

Effectively March 1, 2016 the position of Southwest Region Emergency Services Officer will be available. Southwest Region Chief of Staff will be accepting letters of intent effectively immediately. All letters of intent should be emailed by 14 February 2016, to SWR COS, Lt. Col. Harriet Smith at hsmith@cap.gov. Please include good contact information. Col. Mark […]

LoneStar Emergency Services Academy South

Brownsville – Thirty-five members from four wings gave up their Christmas break to attend the 2015 LoneStar Emergency Services Academy South in Brownsville, Texas.  CAP members from Arkansas, California, New Jersey and Texas attended one of three schools – Communications, Ground Team Member or Medical Orientation – during the week long school. Started in 2007, […]

Wreaths Across America Ceremony Held at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

Article written by Robert Bruton, Group III Public Affairs Officer Photos by Capt. Lana Holub, Dallas Composite Squadron Dallas – It was a cool gray, overcast and rainy day on which to recognize and remember fallen American heroes. It was the one day set aside each year to place wreaths on the graves’ and columbariums’ […]

Happy 74th Birthday CAP & TXWG!!

01 December 2015 Texas Wing Senior Members & Cadets, Today marks a very special day in Civil Air Patrol’s history. Today we celebrate the 74th birthday of CAP! And, today it is my privilege and honor to be the Commander of the Texas Wing. Since joining CAP at the age of 12, I have had […]

Col Sean Crandall Selected as New Texas Wing Commander

30 November 2015 Members of Texas Wing, I am pleased to announce that Lt Col Sean Crandall has accepted my offer to serve as the next Texas wing commander.  His appointment to the position and promotion to colonel are effective immediately. Please congratulate Col Crandall on his selection. Thanks for all you do for CAP. […]