Minnesota Wing Civil Air Patrol

Minnesota Wing Civil Air Patrol Official page of Minnesota Wing, Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary Wing Commander: Col James Garlough

Good press for CAP elsewhere in the nation!
01/06/2020
Civil Air Patrol volunteers save lives

Good press for CAP elsewhere in the nation!

CAP is an entirely volunteer-based extension of the United States Air Force. The group provides disaster relief, rescue missions, youth training and more.

01/06/2020

COPIED FROM MN WING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2020 15:15:21 -0600
Subject: [CAP Announcement] 22nd CTG Commander

Good Afternoon MN Wing,

Please join me in congratulating C/Capt Katherine Tostenson for being selected as the 22nd CTG Commander, we look forward to the outstanding job she'll do at this year Encampment. Capt Tostenson will be announcing her staff within the next couple days when the selection process ends.

I'd like to take this time to also announce the senior Executive Staff for this years Encampment.

Commander: Lt Col Andrew Dew
Executive Officer: 1st Lt Jill Dahlstrom
Chief Training Officer: 1st Lt Mike St. John
Deputy for Advance Training: 1st Lt Mitch Rothberg
Curriculum Plans and Development: 1st Lt Sarah Hall

Respectfully,

Lt Col Andrew Dew, CAP
Commander
MN Wing Encampment

Great job, Cadet Kluzak!
01/04/2020

Great job, Cadet Kluzak!

C/2LT Braeden Kluzak attended the NCR CLS this past week at Camp Dodge in Johnstown, IA. At the end of the week, he was awarded the Achievement Award for Outstanding Duty Performance, voted by his classmates for being the top leader in the group. Congratulations Cadet Kluzak!

01/04/2020
CAP Cyber Programs

FYI, interested cyber cadets!

As of 31 Dec 2019, the summer cyber NCSA is being redesigned for summer 2020, which will integrate cyber security certification standards into the career exploration courses and dovetail with the Cadet Program Cyber Module which is in production. At this time, the dates, locations and are in progress. We will open registration as soon as possible.

Please look for other national-level cyber activity offerings available now by entering “technology” in the “Category” filter on the NCSAS.com homepage. Please note that we will host AFA CyberPatriot Camps, but these will not be posted until early spring and will have local registration. Your region or wing may offer other cyber career familiarization activities, and so check local sites!

Great job, Stanton Squadron color guard!
01/04/2020

Great job, Stanton Squadron color guard!

The Color Guard presented colors at tonight's Northfield Raiders girls high school basketball game.

Looks like fun, Grand Rapids Squadron!
01/04/2020

Looks like fun, Grand Rapids Squadron!

Had a great christmas/new year party. Played a marshmallow game, pin the bows on your friends and exchanged gifts (the jar of pickles was a favorite).
Heres top a new year

If you are an educator, come and join the Aerospace Education Member (AEM) program of Civil Air Patrol! After an initial...
01/01/2020

If you are an educator, come and join the Aerospace Education Member (AEM) program of Civil Air Patrol!
After an initial, one-time $35 membership fee, there is no additional cost! AEM membership unlocks access to more than 40 STEM and aerospace-themed curriculum products and 19 STEM kits - at no cost! The education level spans from preschool to high school.
AEMs also are offered one Teacher Orientation Program (TOP) flight in a CAP aircraft. Become inspired to share the experience of aerospace with your students through your membership in the CAP AEM program.

Click here for more information:
https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/aerospace-education/join-as-an-aem

Civil Air Patrol is always soaring—-even on the first day of 2020! Today was an awesome Teacher Orientation Program (TOP) flight day for the Georgia Wing, Civil Air Patrol in the Southeast Region, Civil Air Patrol!

Pilot, Lt Col Will Hargrove, took Alan Johnston, Tech Specialist at Snellville Middle School, and sister-in-law, Tiffany Johnston,STEM Lab teacher at Myers Elementary, on a grand flight over Stone Mountain and Buford Dam.

After an educational pre-flight briefing, to allow both educators a turn at the yoke, Lt Col Hargrove flew from Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville, GA, and landed at the Lee Gilmer Airport in Gainesville, GA, to switch seat positions for the return flight.

Start 2020 off right with fully-funded TOP flights in YOUR Wing! Contact [email protected]!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Myers-Elementary-School/765866926817152

Cessna/Beechcraft plant explosion!
12/27/2019
Explosion at Kansas aircraft plant injures 11 people

Cessna/Beechcraft plant explosion!

A liquid nitrogen explosion at a Textron Aviation plant near Wichita, Kansas, injured 11 people on Friday, potentially setting back the introduction of a new aircraft under development, county and company officials said.

Congratulations to LtCol Ninness (who has been the National RR Manager) for his selection to become the next New Hampshi...
12/27/2019

Congratulations to LtCol Ninness (who has been the National RR Manager) for his selection to become the next New Hampshire Wing Commander.

https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/members/cap-national-hq/recruiting-and-retention/2015/03/29/introduction

Upon the recommendation of the Northeast Region Commander, Col Jack Ozer, the Civil Air Patrol National Commander, Maj Gen Mark Smith, has selected Lt Col Darin Ninness as the next Commander of New Hampshire Wing. Colonel (Select) Ninness will assume command from Col Kevin Harbison during the General Assembly of the New Hampshire Wing Conference on January 18, 2020.

Congratulations to Colonel (Select) Darin Ninness!

12/24/2019

CAP Chaplain Joseph Burton Army Promotion to Colonel
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On Sunday, 12 Jan 2020, CAP Chaplain and US Army Lt Col, Joseph Burton will be promoted to Colonel.

The ceremony will be at Fort Snelling. Time has not yet been confirmed. However, the ceremony is likely to be conducted during the afternoon.

Per Lt Col Joseph Burton's request, Saint Croix Composite Squadron will provide the Color Guard for his promotion ceremony.

If anyone from MNWG and/or NCR wishes to attend, they need to RSVP through Saint Croix Composite Squadron Commander, Maj Jackson (e-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]).

NOTES:
1.) Everyone wishing to attend will need to RSVP to Maj Jackson Maddux, and the list will be forwarded to the US Army for vetting.
2.) All adults will need a form of Real ID or a Passport to enter the base.

More to follow . . .

Lt Col Paul Prior, CAP
Minnesota Wing Director of Aerospace Education
Minnesota Wing Group 2 Commander
(C) 651-200-7770
U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

Watch for the International Space Station almost directly overhead on Monday.
12/23/2019

Watch for the International Space Station almost directly overhead on Monday.

Minnesota: The International Space Station will be visible nearly directly overhead tomorrow morning. It's the 3rd brightest object in the sky. Check it out!

Educators! Look at these great benefits that are available to Aerospace Education Members (AEMs) of Civil Air Patrol! Th...
12/20/2019

Educators! Look at these great benefits that are available to Aerospace Education Members (AEMs) of Civil Air Patrol! The membership is a one-time cost of $35, with no-cost annual renewal for as long as the AEM is still an educator!

12/20/2019
Colonel Gail Halvorsen-The Candy Bomber

Colonel Gail Halvorsen-The Candy Bomber

Col. Gail Halvorsen is best known for his humanitarian work as a pilot in the Berlin Airlift... dropping candy to the German children from his Air Force carg...

Operation Craig Christmas-  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -Minnesota Wing,As you know, two of our o...
12/19/2019
Click here to support Christmas for the Craig lads organized by Jim Jagow

Operation Craig Christmas
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Minnesota Wing,

As you know, two of our own, James and Liam Craig, lost both their parents in a tragic accident last October. Having lost my father a year ago in November, I know how difficult the holidays can be without your parents. Therefore, I’d like to ask every member of Minnesota Wing to consider taking a few minutes to reach out to James and Liam with a holiday card. It is our goal to let them know the CAP and Minnesota Wing family are thinking about them through the holidays. It’d be amazing if they received 1500 cards from Minnesota Wing – one from each member! Mail cards to:

James & Liam Craig
C/O Jim Anderson
1461 155th Street NW
Monticello, MN 55362

Capt Jagow also set up a Go Fund Me page for anyone who might wish to contribute toward a few gifts for the boys this year (not tax deductible, a gift of the heart). The link is:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/christmas-for-the-craig-lads?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1

Thank you for remembering a couple of really extraordinary cadets at a tough time in their lives. Together, I hope we can bring the boys a small measure of joy this holiday season.

Respectfully,

Col James A. Garlough, CAP
Minnesota Wing Commander

Jim Jagow Christmas for the Craig lads Christmas gifts for James & Liam.

GIVE THE GIFT OF STEM RESOURCES TO AN EDUCATOR!This holiday season, consider blessing your favorite STEM educator with a...
12/17/2019
Educators

GIVE THE GIFT OF STEM RESOURCES TO AN EDUCATOR!

This holiday season, consider blessing your favorite STEM educator with an Aerospace Education Member (AEM) membership in Civil Air Patrol for $35.

This membership unlocks access to STEM kits and STEM/Aerospace curriculum products at NO COST to the AEM. Plus the Educator is offered one airplane ride in a CAP aircraft. The AEM is encouraged to excite his or her students with the excitement of science, technology, engineering & mathematics (STEM) and the thrill of aerospace exploration! Collaboration with CAP squadrons is encouraged, but not an obligation.

All educators are eligible for this membership: public/private/home school teachers, administrators, youth program leaders, youth counselors, etc! The kits and curriculum products span from preschool to high school/junior college.

The AEM program is described at this webpage, which includes the link for signing up your favorite educator!
https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/aerospace-education/join-as-an-aem

Help you favorite educator introduce STEM and Aerospace to his or her classroom full of youngsters! Give them the gift of STEM education resources, through Civil Air Patrol!

Join as an Aerospace Education Member (AEM) of Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and enjoy many free aerospace/STEM educational opportunities ranging from receipt of a variety of curriculum materials and STEM Kits to participating in a teacher orientation flight aboard one of our Cessna aircraft at your local...

Get them back in the air.Look at our more senior members and remember they joined to serve our communities. They have ex...
12/17/2019

Get them back in the air.
Look at our more senior members and remember they joined to serve our communities. They have experiences and are very valuable to our organization. They are part of us and we still need them.
You will be repaid with a smile.

Will your new christmas present be shot down?
12/17/2019
Counter-Drone Systems 2nd Edition

Will your new christmas present be shot down?

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Owatonna Composite Squadron is the North Central Region Winner of the November Safety Contest!=  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  = ...
12/16/2019

Owatonna Composite Squadron is the North Central Region Winner of the November Safety Contest!
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Congratulations to MN-132 Owatonna Composite Squadron with a group entry to the November Safety Contest! The theme was “Nurturing the Culture.” After a discussion, they see how the cadet oath supports nurturing the culture of Civil Air Patrol: “Thank you Owatonna Composite Squadron! Nurturing by serving faithfully, participating actively in unit activities & being of service to our community and nation.”

Video with Civil Air Patrol members honoring veterans at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery during the Wreaths Across Americ...
12/15/2019
Wreath-laying ceremony at Fort Snelling honors fallen veterans

Video with Civil Air Patrol members honoring veterans at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery during the Wreaths Across America ceremony on Saturday, 14 Dec 2019. Cadet Captain Ainsley Durand, Anoka County Composite Squadron, and Col James Garlough, Minnesota CAP Wing Commander are featured.

Hundreds of people took a break from the Christmas chaos on Saturday to remember those who have served.

Great job!
12/15/2019

Great job!

Another day of Orientation Flights with brand new Cadet Airmen. #GoFlyCap #capballoon #flynewmexico

Thank you!
12/15/2019

Thank you!

Civil Air Patrol Members Interviewed by Local TV Station
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C/Capt Ainsley Durand, a member of the Anoka County Composite Squadron, and Col James Garlough, Minnesota Wing Commander were interviewed by Channel 9 television at the Wreaths Across America ceremony at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery today. We are told their interviews will be aired at 5:00, 5:30 and 9:00 PM today, 14 Dec 2019.
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Channel 4 was also filming at the event and may have coverage on their channel as well.
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We will post a link to the video(s) when available.

Thank you!
12/15/2019

Thank you!

The Stanton Composite Squadron had 13 members volunteering their day at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery today

Images from the Wreaths Across America ceremony at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery
12/14/2019

Images from the Wreaths Across America ceremony at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery

Images from the Wreaths Across America ceremony held at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery (photo credit Capt R. Knox)

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12/14/2019

Civil Air Patrol Members Interviewed by Local TV Station
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C/Capt Ainsley Durand, a member of the Anoka County Composite Squadron, and Col James Garlough, Minnesota Wing Commander were interviewed by Channel 9 television at the Wreaths Across America ceremony at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery today. We are told their interviews will be aired at 5:00, 5:30 and 9:00 PM today, 14 Dec 2019.
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Channel 4 was also filming at the event and may have coverage on their channel as well.
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Show every one how it is done, Anoka County Squadron!
12/14/2019

Show every one how it is done, Anoka County Squadron!

StellarX hard at work!

12/14/2019
Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol

A holiday message from our National Commander.

CAP to Salute Nation's Fallen with Wreath Across America Observances
12/13/2019
CAP to Salute Nation's Fallen with Wreath Across America Observances

CAP to Salute Nation's Fallen with Wreath Across America Observances

It’s an annual holiday tradition for Civil Air Patrol – an opportunity to ceremoniously place fresh balsam remembrance rings from Maine on the gravesites of U.S. military veterans as a tribute to their service and sacrifice. Saturday, in observance of Wreaths Across America, CAP senior members a...

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