Save the Date!

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Joint ORWG/PCR Conference Oct 3 – Oct-5 ORWG/PCR will be hosting a joint conference in Portland, Oregon. Location Shilo Inn, 11707 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220 Thursday, October 3rd through Saturday, October 5th More information will follow, please save the date.

Pacific Region Command Transition

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Our Pacific Region Commander, Col Brian Bishop, was offered and accepted an engineering job that will take him out of the Pacific Region.  While this is a very exciting professional opportunity for Col Bishop,  it will prevent him from completing his term as Pacific Region Commander which was originally scheduled to end in April of 2017. Col Bishop plans to stay active in CAP following his move. Col John Longley has been appointed Interim Region Commander and accepted command of … Read More

Oregon Wing Civil Air Patrol Change of Command

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Colonel William Ray, CAP, assumed command September 10th of the Civil Air Patrol’s Oregon Wing in a ceremony held at the Boulder Rock Inn in Lebanon, Oregon during the CAP’s conference observing the CAP’s 75th anniversary since it’s founding just prior to WWII in December of 1941. Colonel Ray first joined the CAP as a 14 year old teenaged cadet in 1970 and served on active duty in the USAF from 1975-1977. He became a senior member in 1982 and … Read More

Alaska Wing Members Finish NASAR Search Training

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska Five Civil Air Patrol members recently completed NASAR’s Fundamentals of Search and Rescue training (SARTECH II), taught over the course of six days, which gave them wilderness SAR experience and elevated them to ground team leaders. Maj Sammons chose this class in his vision to develop a fast-reaction, highly-skilled ground team, similar to the Advanced Ground Teams found in other wings. The SARTECH II level of certification is the intermediate level for SAR personnel. This level is recommended … Read More

National Aviation Day—August 19

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On National Aviation Day, August 19, the nation celebrates the anniversary of the birthday of Orville Wright. Starting this Friday, NASA invites you to join the celebration of flight and everything it makes possible by taking our Orville flying squirrel along with you and posting a picture with the hashtag #WhereIsOrville. Our heritage in aviation research goes back more than 100 years. We’ve helped air travel become a safe, reliable form of transportation. But wersquo;re not finished. Wersquo;re working to … Read More

Ardent Sentry

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By Lt Col Tom Traver Civil Air Patrol members conducted several aerial photography missions Tuesday to continue working an earthquake scenario emergency recovery drill after most other agencies have stood down. Oregon and Washington CAP personnel conducted activities this week to extend an exercise that began last week. Oregon and Washington launched Cascadia Rising as a major response to a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast. Many agencies including CAP put in four days of exercises last week responding to … Read More

Why you should consider attending a service academy

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As high school seniors begin the process of applying to colleges and universities it is worth asking the question, “Should I consider attending the United States Air Force Academy?” This excellent article by the Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy details the process, challenges, and benefits of attending a Service Academy. Read the article

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