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By Lt Col Judy Steele
July 25, 2018
Hoorah! All 16 cadets who attended the Cadet Honor Academy in July graduated. The Director of the Academy was very well pleased with the success of the Academy.
By Lt Col Judy Steele
July 24, 2018
All 11 cadets attending the 2018 Southeast Region Cadet Leadership School graduated. The School was hosted by Puerto Rico.
By Maj. Marian Motyl-Szary
July 19, 2018
Change of Command Ceremony at Marco Island Senior Squadron with incoming squadron commander, 1st Lt Robert Boone, assuming command from the outgoing Commander, Major Robert Corriveau.
By Lt. Col. Jeff P. Carlson
July 19, 2018
Excerpts from an interview between C/1Sgt Putman and former Civil Air Patrol cadet, C/2dLt Lumpkin who recently received his appointment to the United States Naval Academy.

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Va. Wing Helping Distribute Supplies to Florence Victims in N.C.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:25:15 -0500

Capt. Jacob Bixler
Assistant Public Affairs Officer
Virginia Wing

More than 120 members of the Virginia Wing, including cadets as young as 15, have deployed to neighboring North Carolina to help out at distribution sites providing supplies to communities affected by Hurricane Florence.

Civil Air Patrol members from across Virginia – including almost all city centers, such as Blacksburg, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Hampton Roads, Hanover, Leesburg, Lynchburg, Manassas, Newport News, Richmond, Roanoke, Virginia Beach and Winchester – are handing out cases of water and MREs (meals ready to eat) to storm-stricken residents.

Six teams left on Sunday for North Carolina, two more departed on Wednesday and eight more are en route today. Members are remaining in the area for five days to support the mission.

The teams are staffing four distribution sites – three in the Wilmington area and the other in Deep Run. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic is being routed, with the assistance of the North Carolina National Guard, in an assembly-line structure as cadets hand out a case of water and MREs to each family visiting the site. Pallets are off-loaded from tractor-trailers and set up as the supplies are quickly distributed to the community.

CAP - WJZY_09-18-2018_18.06.00 from Civil Air Patrol on Vimeo.

Over the first two days, 5,974 cases of water, 6,105 cases of MREs and 1,700 tarps were distributed.

The Virginia Wing was originally planning to provide assistance in the Tidewater area until Florence’s track changed. Members had then prepared for aerial photography and ground search and rescue missions when CAP was notified of the urgent need for support at the North Carolina Wing distribution sites.
 

The wing plans to continue sending personnel through next week to meet the needs in North Carolina, directly supporting the state’s emergency management agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency.

CAP, acting as the Air Force Auxiliary, is supporting Air Forces Northern during Defense Support of Civil Authorities operations following the landfall of Hurricane Florence on the East Coast. AFNORTH's primary role is to support U.S. Northern Command's efforts to provide assistance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Florence relief efforts.

Florence Damage Hits Close to Home for S.C. Wing Aircrew
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:11:47 -0500

1st Lt. Rachael J. Mercer
Public Affairs Officer
South Carolina Wing

Marion Senior Squadron aircrew members couldn't help taking their mission personally when they flew over parts of South Carolina to generate aerial photos of Hurricane Florence-related damage.

The South Carolina Wing aircrew flew into the Columbia Metropolitan Airport on Wednesday to deliver their aerial photos, completing ttheir assignment from that morning. After being transported to the Wing Headquarters building, the aircrew – Maj. Dan Farrow and Capt. A.J. Patel of the Marion unit, along with Capt. Robert Brown of the Florence Composite Squadron – began debriefing about their flight and answering questions about the state of their homes and businesses.

Two other three-member teams arrived at the wing’s incident command post at roughly the same time, finishing their assignments for the afternoon. One aircrew came from the South Carolina Wing’s Low Country Composite Squadron on Hilton Head Island; the other consisted of Maryland Wing members.

The Marion Senior Squadron's Farrow and Patel stood apart, thanks to their proximity to the flooding and devastation in northeastern South Carolina.

Patel, commander of the squadron, expressed gratitude that his home and business had escaped the winds and water from Hurricane Florence without damage. “All the windows, and the roof – it is all fine,” he said.

Farrow’s story was different. His house and property suffered some superficial damage, especially as the storm-spawned, torrential rainwater created flash flooding in his area.

Although clean-up remains on tap at home once the water recedes, Farrow spent his Wednesday flying sorties as part of the South Carolina Wing’s ongoing tasking to perform aerial photography missions and aerial search and rescue tasks.

On Wednesday, aircrews working with the South Carolina Wing completed 11 sorties. Most missions involved overflights and strategic photography of critical infrastructure.

When the aircrews return to the command post, their photos are uploaded to several state and federal databases by a team of cadets and senior members. On Wednesday, more than 500 photographs taken by aerial photographers were uploaded, tagged and sorted into the appropriate system, bringing the total for the wing’s Florence mission to well over 1,200.

While a volunteer staff of nearly 80 members has participated in the South Carolina Wing mission, perhaps none have been touched by Florence’s effects as much as the Marion Senior Squadron members, who returned to the Marion area Wednesday evening after their debrief.

Meanwhile, the aircrew is standing today by to receive their aerial photography mission tasking.


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