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

Civil Air Patrol honors its members who perform service in their community. Here is the citation for a member who was aw...
06/23/2019

Civil Air Patrol honors its members who perform service in their community. Here is the citation for a member who was awarded the very rare Civil Air Patrol Silver Medal of Valor!

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On Friday evening, 21JUN19, at the US Air Force Academy's Falcon Club, RMR Commander, Col Tom Kettell along with former CAP National Commander, Maj Gen Amy Courter, presented Civil Air Patrol's highest decoration, the Silver Medal of Valor, to Lt Col Mark Young, while Wyoming Wing Commander, Col Jeff Johnson, an SMV recipient himself, read the accompanying citation. It's a rare event to witness the presentation of a Civil Air Patrol Silver Medal of Valor as so few are ever awarded and the presentation of the SMV to Lt Col Mark D. Young, at the University of Rocky Mountain Region Graduation Dining In at the USAFA made the evening that much more special.

Lt. Col Young distinguished himself by conspicuous, heroic action that risked his life to save another.The award was a long time coming as the action took place on 17 February 2005 when Col Young was serving as a COWG Mission Observer in a Civil Air Patrol aircraft and located a downed aircraft with its sole survivor in a heavily wooded area with very rough terrain. After notifying the Montrose County, Colorado Sheriff’s office of the aircraft's location and asking them to launch their ground teams, the Sheriff’s office requested Colonel Young lead the ground team into the area. The aircrew immediately landed, and Colonel Young joined the Sheriff’s Posse ground team to make their way to the crash site. The conditions at the time were approaching darkness, freezing weather, deep snow, avalanche danger, and steep uneven terrain. Although Col Young had no winter gear available to him, he boarded a snowcat and led the teams as close to the crash site as possible. The last 600 feet was heavy timber and too steep to use snowmobiles or snowcats, so with complete disregard for his own personal safety, Colonel Young and three Posse team members climbed in using ropes, climbing gear and handmade snow shoes to get to the pilot.They located the pilot who was hypothermic and dehydrated and were able to then extricate him from the crash site in subzero, avalanche conditions at over 10,000 feet in altitude. It took over two hours to get the pilot back to the waiting snow cat for transport to the hospital. The quick thinking, resourcefulness, perseverance and heroic actions of Colonel Young reflect great credit upon himself, the Colorado Wing, Rocky Mountain Region and Civil Air Patrol.

Encampment!
06/23/2019

Encampment!

Anoka County Squadron is making a difference in their community!
06/22/2019

Anoka County Squadron is making a difference in their community!

Project #CleanAndPreserve has started! Where are you making a difference?

06/22/2019
CAP Aerospace Education

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Do YOU know a young person interested in aviation as a career? Civil Air Patrol's AE team can help bring aviation education into the classroom ([email protected]). The CAP Cadet Programs team can share about CAP's Youth Aviation Intiative ([email protected]). We ARE the US Air Force Auxiliary and want to help young people make their flying dreams come true! Other USAF organizations:
* HQ AF Junior ROTC --- AFJROTC Flight Academy
* AFA Aerospace Education --- Aerospace/STEM program support
* U.S. Air Force Recruiting --- this awesome video that depicts the commitment of our USAF pilots EVERY day- for ALL of us
#USAFAviationEducation

06/22/2019
U.S. Air Force: Born to Fly

U.S. Air Force: Born to Fly

There are those who were born to fly. We’re Air Force pilots, air battle managers, and weapon systems officers. Every day we put our lives on the line defend...

06/21/2019
Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol

Responses like “No, we can’t do that” and “No, it’s not a good idea” are all too common when leaders receive suggestions from the field, Maj Gen Mark Smith, Civil Air Patrol national commander and CEO, says in his latest Tips for Effective Leadership video. He describes “How to Get to ‘Yes’” in such situations. #CivilAirPatrol #NationalCommanderVideos #LeadershipSeries

Invite a teacher to join the Aerospace Education Member (AEM) program of Civil Air Patrol! http://bit.ly/CAP-Join-AEMThe...
06/21/2019

Invite a teacher to join the Aerospace Education Member (AEM) program of Civil Air Patrol! http://bit.ly/CAP-Join-AEM
The $35 one-time membership fee unlocks FREE access to STEM kits (http://bit.ly/CAP-STEM-Kits) and STEM/Aerospace curriculum (http://bit.ly/CAP-Curriculum1), PLUS includes one FREE airplane ride!

Your teacher will thank you for letting them know about this CAP membership for educators: http://bit.ly/CAP-Join-AEM!

Educators, have YOU had YOUR complimentary TOP Flight yet? If not, join excited CAP AE members, like Teresia Harrison, Director and Science Specialist at ECU Institute for Math and Science Education in Ada, OK, and fly over YOUR school and community! Thanks to Oklahoma Wing, Civil Air Patrol pilots, Lt Col Jim Emory and Maj Jason Unwin, for this wonderful opportunity for Teresia! Contact [email protected] for a TOP Flight today!

All kinds of fun at Alexandria Squadron of Civil Air Patrol!No matter where you live, click www.bit.ly/InviteMe2CAPus fo...
06/21/2019

All kinds of fun at Alexandria Squadron of Civil Air Patrol!

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At our last meeting it was the cadets' turn to teach the senior members how to do basic drill. It was certainly a fun way for everyone to learn!!

Orientation flights at Stanton!All cadets are offered 10 O-fights as part of their CAP membership for no additional cost...
06/21/2019

Orientation flights at Stanton!

All cadets are offered 10 O-fights as part of their CAP membership for no additional cost! (5 powered & 5 gliders)

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It was a beautiful evening on 18 Jun 2019 at Stanton Airfield. Orientation pilot 2nd Lt Keith Kluzak took advantage of the favorable weather and took several cadets up for O-flights. (photo credit Brandon Scholes).

Have you ever visited our neighbors on Fleming Field?
06/19/2019

Have you ever visited our neighbors on Fleming Field?

We have a lot of great displays in our museum, but we know what most folks come to see. 😎

When's the last time you visited us?

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Fun and fitness at Civil Air Patrol!If you live in the northeast metro of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, one option is Anoka Co...
06/19/2019

Fun and fitness at Civil Air Patrol!

If you live in the northeast metro of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, one option is Anoka County Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol on the airport in Blaine!

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6.18.19
This week cadets took part in physical fitness testing. The test includes sit ups, push ups, sit and reach, and a 1 mile run. Following the test, a safety briefing on heat related injuries/illness.
Lots of fun was had, and lots of fitness goals were reached. Keep up the great work!

Rare Feat: Overseas Cadets Become 2nd, 3rd to Earn Spaatz Award
06/19/2019
Rare Feat: Overseas Cadets Become 2nd, 3rd to Earn Spaatz Award

Rare Feat: Overseas Cadets Become 2nd, 3rd to Earn Spaatz Award

Attaining Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet honor, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, is rare enough; less than one-half of 1% do so. Earning the Spaatz as a member of one of CAP’s overseas squadrons is far rarer still, even though the number of cadets who can make that claim has tripled in the last few ...

Remember! Recruitment of AEMs should be with a long-term strategy in mind! Civil Air Patrol needs the advocacy from the ...
06/19/2019

Remember! Recruitment of AEMs should be with a long-term strategy in mind! Civil Air Patrol needs the advocacy from the educators who join the AEM program! Recruit a teacher to be an AEM!

Thanks, CAP Aerospace/STEM Ambassadors! AEMs Sherilyn and Elizabeth Dawson, mother/daughter STEM Team, joined long-time AE Ambassador and AE mentor, Lt Col Dave Garner of Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol, teaching educators and students at Oak Ridge Association University. Over 70 educators attended these classes to learn about CAP's AE membership program and met former National Commander, Gen Rick Bowling. Sharing CAP's STEM Kits; then, moving from CAP's BeeBots to the Probot Car exapnds coding possibilities! http://love2teachstem.weebly.com/

Great job, Alexandria SquadronNo matter where you live, click www.bit.ly/InviteMe2CAPus for an invitation to a squadron ...
06/19/2019

Great job, Alexandria Squadron

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This week was a great week in Alexandria Civil Air Patrol.

Watch for opportunities to apply for these scholarship opportunities!
06/17/2019
Civil Air Patrol

Watch for opportunities to apply for these scholarship opportunities!

A total of 91 Civil Air Patrol academic and flight scholarships collectively worth $154,570 have been awarded to CAP cadets from 28 states. All eight CAP regions are represented, with the Mid-Atlantic Region, Civil Air Patrol and Southeast Region, Civil Air Patrol accounting for 18 recipients each. #CivilAirPatrol #PilotShortage

Grand Rapids MN Civil Air Patrol
06/17/2019

Grand Rapids MN Civil Air Patrol

Photos from the Father’s Day Breakfast 2019
Thank you all .

!!! Cadets ! Marshalling ! Aircraft ! at ! Stanton ! Airfield !!Civil Air Patrol has fun opportunities for youth, beginn...
06/16/2019

!!! Cadets ! Marshalling ! Aircraft ! at ! Stanton ! Airfield !!

Civil Air Patrol has fun opportunities for youth, beginning at 12!

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C/MSgt Emma Scholes passes the aircraft off to the next marshaller.

Civil Air Patrol
06/16/2019

Civil Air Patrol

Dads are the BEST! Happy Father’s Day 2019! #cap #fathersday

Silent auction item at the St Croix Squadron Pancake breakfast! - Max Kepler bat!
06/16/2019

Silent auction item at the St Croix Squadron Pancake breakfast! - Max Kepler bat!

Here is a sneak peak at one of our Silent Auction items. An authentic Minnesota Twins bat signed by Max Kepler

Another pancake breakfast - with a shiny plane - at Hutchinson!No matter where you live, click www.bit.ly/InviteMe2CAPus...
06/16/2019

Another pancake breakfast - with a shiny plane - at Hutchinson!

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Our members were hard at work this morning setting up for the pancake breakfast and pork chop dinner tomorrow and getting the plane washed. Rain or shine, we’ll be ready and are excited to see YOU tomorrow! 🥞🥞

CAP is proud of the future citizens in whom we are instilling patriotic pride! Send us your youth!No matter where you li...
06/16/2019

CAP is proud of the future citizens in whom we are instilling patriotic pride! Send us your youth!

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Cadet Caleb Pence posts the final flag, the 50-star flag currently in use. Long may it fly o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

The Minnesota Air Spectacular hosted a reception this evening, before the air show. CAP members mingled with the airshow...
06/15/2019

The Minnesota Air Spectacular hosted a reception this evening, before the air show. CAP members mingled with the airshow 'attractions', including USAF Thunderbird crew members. All of the air show performers were introduced to the guests, with a special presentation to legendary aviator Julie Clark, who will retire this season after fifty years on the air show circuit.

On Friday, 14 Jun 2019, 48 cadets, 18 senior members and 4 parents/guests had the pleasure of meeting members of the U.S...
06/14/2019

On Friday, 14 Jun 2019, 48 cadets, 18 senior members and 4 parents/guests had the pleasure of meeting members of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" prior to the start of the Minnesota Air Spectacular in Mankato, MN. CAP members observed the launch of Thunderbird #8, were given a tours around the F-16's, provided a close-up look at the F-16 cockpit and talk with USAF crew chiefs and squadron officers. It was an exciting, educational, and enjoyable day for all. A big 'Thank You' to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds!

CAP Aerospace Education
06/14/2019
CAP Aerospace Education

CAP Aerospace Education

Hope that squadrons and educator members are planning to participate in CAP's Apollo 11 50th anniversary challenge! A great resource? Try this neat video, "We Choose the Moon," for a complete mission demo! www.wechoosethemoon.org

More MN CAP members at the Joint AR/OK Encampment!
06/14/2019

More MN CAP members at the Joint AR/OK Encampment!

Greetings,

This week three of our members are at the Joint Oklahoma/Arkansas Encampment at Altus AFB, Oklahoma. Let’s cheer them on and show our support for 2 Lt Leah Staup, Enacampment Staff, Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Laurent Staup, Golf Flight Sergeant, and Cadet Airman 1st Class Aiden Staup. Charlie Flight.

Way to make St Cloud proud!

Good luck and be safe!

Photo Credit: Oklahoma/Arkansas Encampment PAO Staff.

Wow!Now don't you wish that you had joined Stanton Squadron already!No matter where you live, click www.bit.ly/InviteMe2...
06/14/2019

Wow!
Now don't you wish that you had joined Stanton Squadron already!

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Courtesy of the 133rd Airlift Wing, Stanton Composite Squadron members were able to get a ride on a C-130 aircraft on Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019.

How many times can you spot the MN Wing patch in the Joint OK/AR Encampment pictures?!?!CAP cadets experience many oppor...
06/13/2019

How many times can you spot the MN Wing patch in the Joint OK/AR Encampment pictures?!?!

CAP cadets experience many opportunities! Come join a nearby squadron!

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Today was student arrival, lots of paperwork, lines, and getting to know our new flights.

Civil Air Patrol
06/13/2019

Civil Air Patrol

Turn your Father's Day shopping into a force for good. Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/75-6037853 and Amazon donates to Civil Air Patrol.

Congratulations to our neighbors to the southwest!No matter where you live, click www.bit.ly/InviteMe2CAPus for an invit...
06/13/2019

Congratulations to our neighbors to the southwest!

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Fun times at the CAP Anoka County Squadron at the Blaine Airport! Come join, if you live nearby!No matter where you live...
06/13/2019

Fun times at the CAP Anoka County Squadron at the Blaine Airport! Come join, if you live nearby!

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6.11.19
Flight time was filled with uniform standard classes and inspections, a sleeve rolling class, lots of drill tests, and how to conduct a line search.
For Character development, we learned about perseverance and that we need to stick with our goals even when it's difficult. A tug of war battle between flights was conducted later on, and as you can tell, the cadets thoroughly enjoyed it.

Civil Air Patrol, training to be of service to our (aviation) community!Join the fun! Click www.bit.ly/InviteMe2CAPus fo...
06/12/2019

Civil Air Patrol, training to be of service to our (aviation) community!

Join the fun! Click www.bit.ly/InviteMe2CAPus for an invitation to a squadron near you!

Flight Line Marshaler Training - June 2019

Civil Air Patrol St. Cloud Composite Squadron
06/12/2019

Civil Air Patrol St. Cloud Composite Squadron

June Promotions

Preparing for when our communities need us!No matter where you live, click www.bit.ly/InviteMe2CAPus for an invitation t...
06/12/2019

Preparing for when our communities need us!

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Pancakes in Grand Rapids for Fathers Day!Then come visit the squadron on their meeting night - Monday at 1830!No matter ...
06/12/2019

Pancakes in Grand Rapids for Fathers Day!

Then come visit the squadron on their meeting night - Monday at 1830!

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Let's make this year awesome!

06/11/2019
Duluth Composite Squadron, CAP

If you live near Duluth Squadron, come and check out the fun!

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Cadet Weekly Meeting (June 13th, 2019)

Uniform: ABUs
Time: 1845-2100
Location: 4848 Lackland St, Hermantown, MN 55811
Required Items: Water, CAP ID, appropriate clothing.
Agenda: Aerospace
1845: Cadet Arrival
1900: Opening
1905: Drill (Time for drill tests)
1930: Flight Time
1930: Aerospace Activity
2030: Activity
2100: Dismissal

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Cadet Commander, C/Lt Col Dakota John.

(218)-349-9373
[email protected]

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