Registration is open for LESA 2018

Lone Star Emergency Services Academy registration is now open.  For more information including registration information and course details, visit the LESA 2018 page at  We look forward to seeing you there!    

COMM Alert, Level 2

The Air Force evaluated SAR mission will be held this weekend at TXWG HQ — start date 22 Sep 2017, end date 24 Sep 2017.  All units are requested to check into the Texas Wing net, via HF or VHF relay, at least once each day unless advised otherwise.  Units should send CAP ABLE reports to […]

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. […]

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 […]


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 […]

Longtime Members of the Texas Wing will be missed after Tragic Accident

On Monday, May 16, 2016, Lt. Col. Henry “Jack” L. Jackson, 75, and his wife, Lt. Col. Gwynn A. Groggel, 70, were killed, along with their friends, Charles and Carrie Torti as they were departing the airport at Tupelo, Mississippi on a cross-country trip from Kerrville, Texas to Charlottesville, Virginia. “They were members of the […]

Upcoming Group V Commander Vacancy

Application packages for the above position will be accepted through 30 June 2016. These minimum requirements are designed to assist wing commanders in carrying out this responsibility in a timely, judicious manner and to standardize the selection process. The wing commander can waive any requirement for good cause shown or if the applicant presents evidence […]

Texas Wing Encampment has Vacancies for Training Officers

The 2016 Texas Wing Summer Encampment is quickly approaching and we have recently had some members withdraw their applications. We currently have vacancies for Training Officers. This is a critical position where senior members serve the cadets as first-line adult leaders. Furthermore, they also serve as mentors to the cadets and assist with their training […]