Oregon Wing Civil Air Patrol Assists in Eclipse Traffic Monitoring

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AURORA, Ore. — Members of the Oregon Wing Civil Air Patrol are flying the skies today through Tuesday, monitoring road and airport conditions of areas in the eclipse’s ‘path of totality.’ The Civil Air Patrol was launched at the request of the Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA), in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Because Oregon is expected to have more than one million visitors this weekend, ODA, ODOT and OEM … Read More

Great Lake Region’s Phelka Named Next Natl. Vice Commander

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Veteran Pilot’s CAP Career Also Includes Colo. Wing Command, Mich. Wing Leadership Posts Civil Air Patrol’s next national commander, Maj. Gen.-Select Mark Smith, has chosen Great Lakes Region Commander Col. Edward Phelka as his national vice commander. The announcement was made today after Phelka was approved by the organization’s Board of Governors. “Col. Phelka’s commitment and devotion to Civil Air Patrol over the past 30 years is exemplary,” said Smith, who selected Phelka over 10 other candidates for the national … Read More

Alaska Wing Selected for 2017 1st Air Force Mission Award

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Members of the Pacific Region, Congratulations to the Alaska Wing for being selected as the recipient of the 1st Air Force Mission Award for 2017 for a SAR mission conducted 29 October to 3 November 2016. The crew members being recognized for their performance during this mission are Lt Col James Mullin, Major Caleb Newville, Major Stephen Sammons and 2d Lt Andrew Gecsedi. A representative of the 1st Air Force will present the award at the National Conference banquet on … Read More

CAP 2017 National Conference

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There’s still time to register at a discount for the 2017 CAP National Conference!  Pre-Conference:  $150 through 6 August On-site:  $170 The conference will be held at the Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX, August 31- September 2, 2017. More than 50 learning labs will be presented on September 1 and 2. Ten workshops are being offered, August 28-31. The pre-conference courses offer more intense training in specific areas. Space is limited, so register early. Don’t forget 2017 is the 75th Anniversary of Cadet … Read More

Enduring Patriot

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Still Flying At 93, CAP Member is Hawaii’s Oldest Pilot Russell Slater Contributing Writer Even though Civil Air Patrol Capt. John Gleeson retired as a business owner more than 20 years ago, the 93-year-old aviation veteran shows no signs of slowing down. The dedicated great-grandfather has a third-class medical certification from the Federal Aviation Administration and is the oldest active pilot in Hawaii. Gleeson brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Honolulu Senior Squadron, where he serves as … Read More

Southwest Region’s Col. Mark Smith Named CAP’s Next CEO/National Commander

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New Top Senior Leader Will Assume Command at 2017 National Conference in San Antonio Col. Mark Smith has been selected as Civil Air Patrol’s next chief executive officer and national commander by the organization’s Board of Governors. A change of command ceremony with Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez, current CEO/national commander, will be held during CAP’s National Conference in San Antonio on Sept. 2. Smith, Civil Air Patrol’s Southwest Region commander, will serve as the organization’s top senior leader for the … Read More

Two At-Large Members Named to CAP Board of Governors

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Southeast Region’s Lynn, Oklahoma Wing’s Newell To Join Panel MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Civil Air Patrol’s Senior Advisory Group has selected two CAP members to serve as member-at-large representatives on the organization’s Board of Governors. Col. Brad Lynn, previous Southeast Region vice commander, will join the BoG effective immediately, replacing Col. Ralph Miller of the Pacific Region. Miller completed his three-year term on the board earlier this month. Col. Dale Newell, Oklahoma Wing commander, will succeed Col. Warren … Read More

Pacific Region Change of Command

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On 13 January at the Pacific Region Commander’s Call in Kauai, Hawaii, General Larry Myrick appointed Col Jon Stokes as Pacific Region Commander. We thank Col Jon Longley for his service as Interim Pacific Region Commander. Additionally, Lt Col Carl Morrison was promoted to Col and pinned by his wife Mary and Col Jon Stokes. Col Morrison was appointed Vice Commander Pacific Region Staff, serving with Col Tim Hahn as Vice Commander Pacific Region working with the Wing Commanders   . … Read More

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

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