Texas Wing Has A New Commander

First and foremost, I would like to thank Col Steve Hudson for his service.  My appointment as the Texas wing commander is temporary until a new hiring board is picked and the interview process is completed. I will ask that each cadet and senior member continue to strive for excellence in each CAP activity we […]

Civil Air Patrol joins Total Force ‘Airmen’

By Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information Civil Air Patrol joins Total Force ‘Airmen’ WASHINGTON – Following 74 years of support to emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs, the Civil Air Patrol, when conducting missions for the Air Force as the official Air Force Auxiliary is now […]

Ellington cadets hone ES skills at National Blue Beret

HOUSTON – Civil Air Patrol Cadets 2nd Lt. Michael DeGray and William Zeek from the Ellington Composite Squadron in Houston put their emergency services skills to practice during National Blue Beret held July 13 – 25 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. They were two of 150 cadets from around the nation to participate […]

Texas Wing members from Dallas-Fort Worth area tour Dyess Air Force Base

ABILENE, Texas – Early on August 5, thirty-five cadets and senior members from Groups II, III, and VI of the Texas Wing gathered at their local squadron sites throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area with a single objective in mind – a tour of Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas. By mid-morning, the groups assembled […]

Texas Wing Cadets fly high over New Mexico

HOBBS, N.M. – Hot temperatures and dry, dusty winds were the backdrop for two days of glider orientation flights for cadets from Group I of the Texas Wing. Every year, New Mexico Wing’s Internal Aerospace Education Officer Capt. Jane Lingenfelter invites cadets from Group I to Hobbs, N.M. for o’flights. This year, cadets from Three […]

IACE participants awed by Johnson Space Center tour

HOUSTON – On July 27, six members of the International Air Cadet Exchange program from Canada and China went on an in depth tour of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Canadian cadets Lauren Froats, Holden Aaron, Alvee Bhuiyan and Chinese cadets Yinuo Sun “Bella” and Yu Ning “Tomas” are touring Texas as member of […]

The EPIRB that wouldn’t die

On July 20, Lt. Col. Russell Miller of the Crusader Composite Squadron in Grand Prairie was contacted by the Texas Wing Alerting Officer and assigned missions sent down by Air Force Rescue Coordination Center in Florida regarding two separate ELT and EPIRB signals in the northeast corner of the state. One ELT or Emergency Locator […]

The Unsung Heroes of Texas Wing Encampment

Brownwood – The day of a Food Service Warrior begins long before most other cadets wake for the morning physical training. When others are just opening their eyes to begin the day, the Food Service Warriors have already put in hours of work over hot stoves, making each meal the best it could be. The […]

2nd Lt. Hill takes command of Hobby Senior Squadron

Hobby Senior Squadron members gathered on the evening of July 13 to celebrate the installation of 2nd Lt. Maj. Jerald Hill as the new squadron commander. Group IV Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Robert Dean, officiated at the ceremony. After accepting command, Hill was promoted to the rank of major. Former commander, Maj. William Posey stepped […]

Texas Wing participates in tri-agency hurricane preparation exercise

Houston, Texas – The Coast Guard Air Station Joint Reserve Base at Ellington Field was the scene for an impressive coordination exercise of flight search and rescue teams. Clear blue skies and warm temperatures made the conditions ideal. The U. S. Coast Guard, Galveston County Sheriff’s Department and the Civil Air Patrol participated in pre-storm […]