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

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05/01/2019

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Minnesota Drone Day
05/01/2019

Minnesota Drone Day

Highlights from Day 1 at AUVSI!

ACE Turns 10, Gets Top Marks
05/01/2019
ACE Turns 10, Gets Top Marks

ACE Turns 10, Gets Top Marks

Seeing children come alive when a topic or concept finally makes sense is one of teaching’s greatest rewards. It’s something that those involved in Civil Air Patrol’s aerospace education mission relish, and the Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) program provides continual opportu...

Civil Air Patrol
04/30/2019
Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol

National PrepareAthon is TODAY reminding us that crisis happens suddenly. Being prepared needs to happen now, not later. FEMA is a great resource when it comes to prep and planning.
Natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods or wildfires require us to make decisions with little or no warning. Do you have an emergency plan in place with your family in the event of an emergency situation? Check out FEMAs website for resources you can use! We are always proud to partner with FEMA #partnerships #disasterprep #cap
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Join the fun at Civil Air Patrol!To find a nearby squadron, click www.bit.lt/InviteMe2CAPus
04/30/2019

Join the fun at Civil Air Patrol!

To find a nearby squadron, click www.bit.lt/InviteMe2CAPus

We had a great time at our 5th Monday Fun Night! Cadets did a good job figuring out challenges for team-building exercises.

04/30/2019

Cadets (and senior members) enjoy themselves following the Banquet and Awards Ceremony

(Photo credit Capt Dwight Jennings)
04/30/2019

(Photo credit Capt Dwight Jennings)

(Photo credit Capt Dwight Jennings)
04/30/2019

(Photo credit Capt Dwight Jennings)

(Photo credit Capt Dwight Jennings)
04/30/2019

(Photo credit Capt Dwight Jennings)

Air Camp!It is NOT a CAP activity, but it looks like fun anyway!Click the link below for TEACHERS Air Camp.Here is the l...
04/29/2019
CAP Aerospace Education

Air Camp!
It is NOT a CAP activity, but it looks like fun anyway!

Click the link below for TEACHERS Air Camp.

Here is the link for Students Air Camp: https://aircampusa.com/student/

Educators: interested in a high-flying camp this summer? Apply by April 30th!!

At MN Wing Conference!
04/29/2019

At MN Wing Conference!

Hutchinson Composite Squadron went to Wing Conference and our Ground Team go the first place award for the Search and Rescue Competition back in September. Also, congratulations to Capt Greg Bestul on your Award it was well deserved! Then later In the afternoon, some of our members attended a break out session on drones and how it will impact the Civil Air Patrol in the future.

Fit for Flying
04/29/2019
Fit for Flying

Fit for Flying

Fit for Flying has been written as a cooperative effort between the Civil Air Patrol Drug Demand Reduction Program, a component of Cadet Programs, and the Aerospace Education and Missions Divisions. This book provides young people, as well as entry-level and experienced pilots, with information con...

Opportunities abound in Civil Air Patrol!For an invitation to a squadron near you, click www.bit.ly/InviteMe2CAPus
04/29/2019

Opportunities abound in Civil Air Patrol!

For an invitation to a squadron near you, click www.bit.ly/InviteMe2CAPus

Anoka's own Mary Albright is at the #nasasocial for the #SpaceX Dragon launch.

Follow @starbirdmn for the latest updates.

At MN Wing Conference
04/29/2019

At MN Wing Conference

UAS class at the Minnesota Wing Conference taught by Maj.Thomas Fitzhenry

Drone CAM. While doing a drone demonstration I saw this. Look at the shadow of a tree. This is in the water just of shor...
04/28/2019

Drone CAM. While doing a drone demonstration I saw this. Look at the shadow of a tree. This is in the water just of shore. The rock pile was the stump and an impression of the tree was left imprinted in the lake bed. Tree had been removed but some evidence was left behind. The water was clear with no waves. Taken at 150ft.

(Photo credit Capt Randall Knox)
04/28/2019

(Photo credit Capt Randall Knox)

(Photo credit Capt Randall Knox)
04/28/2019

(Photo credit Capt Randall Knox)

(Photo credit Capt Randall Knox)
04/28/2019

(Photo credit Capt Randall Knox)

(Photo credit Capt Randall Knox)
04/28/2019

(Photo credit Capt Randall Knox)

(Photo credit Capt Randall Knox)
04/28/2019

(Photo credit Capt Randall Knox)

At MN Wing Conference
04/28/2019

At MN Wing Conference

Cadets at MNWG Conference

At MN Wing Conference
04/28/2019

At MN Wing Conference

The Stanton Composite Squadron, the newest squadron in the Minnesota Wing made itself known at the Wing Conference awards banquet today. The Stanton Squadron was awarded the Quality Cadet Squadron award. The Jeffrey Rezac family was awarded the Wing Family of the Year Award. C/CMSgt Laura Rezac earned the Group IV Cadet of the Year and the Minnesota Wing Cadet Public Affairs Officer of the Year awards. Capt Randall Knox was presented the Group IV Senior Member of the Year, Minnesota Wing Public Affairs Officer of the Year and Minnesota Wing Senior Member of the Year awards.

At MN Wing Conference
04/28/2019

At MN Wing Conference

All of us together after the great banquet.
MN010 Iron Rangers

At MN Wing Conference!
04/28/2019

At MN Wing Conference!

Congratulations, Lieutenant Heike Dodge who was awarded the Minnesota Wing Recruiting and Retention Officer of the Year award at the annual wing conference. Lieutenant Terri Mathis received the Minnesota Wing Communications Officer of the Year. Proud to be Crow Wing!

At MN Wing Conference!
04/28/2019

At MN Wing Conference!

Crow Wing Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol
04/28/2019

Crow Wing Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol

Congratulations to Captain Tim Richardson! He was posthumously awarded the Minnesota Wing Aerospace Officer of the Year award today at the Annual Wing conference for his efforts in promoting aerospace education to CAP cadets, the diverse group of public school students he taught, and his teaching colleagues. He achieved two National Aerospace Excellence awards for his use of STEM curriculum materials in our monthly Aerospace lessons. Capt Richardson is pictured here during his last lesson with the unit- a rocketry STEM kit.

Congratulations!
04/28/2019

Congratulations!

Looking great St Cloud!

Congratulations to C/Capt Kirsten Olson for being awarded the Group 2 Cadet of the year! Your award was well deserved. Thank you for all your service to SCCS!

2019 Wing Conference - Dawn Day 1An absolutely stunning sunrise over Gull Lake this morning, accompanied by the call of ...
04/27/2019

2019 Wing Conference - Dawn Day 1

An absolutely stunning sunrise over Gull Lake this morning, accompanied by the call of a loon on the lake--a harbinger of a great conference!

Congratulations!
04/27/2019

Congratulations!

On April 23, 2019 C/CMSgt. Nathaniel H. Thayer was promoted to 2nd Lt. "Congratulations" 2nd Lt. Thayer on another job well done. Continue to "RISE ABOVE"

The 2019 Wing Conference has begun with guest check-in, venue preparations and social hours.
04/27/2019

The 2019 Wing Conference has begun with guest check-in, venue preparations and social hours.

O-Flights!!!!!
04/25/2019

O-Flights!!!!!

4.23.19
Photo ops with the plane

Civil Air Patrol Mulling Future of Cessna Fleet
04/24/2019
Civil Air Patrol Mulling Future of Cessna Fleet

Civil Air Patrol Mulling Future of Cessna Fleet

The Air Force is seeking a contractor to study whether the Civil Air Patrol’s fleet offers the right mix of capabilities for current and future missions, according to a recent Federal Business Opportunities posting.

Civil Air Patrol
04/23/2019
Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol

Martha King of King Schools, who joined Civil Air Patrol's Board of Governors last year, provides an overview of both CAP's history and its myriad ongoing missions in a Flying Magazine article. #CivilAirPatrol

To all our CAP volunteers who served: Thank you!Also, thank you, all followers and guests of this page who have served.
04/23/2019

To all our CAP volunteers who served: Thank you!
Also, thank you, all followers and guests of this page who have served.

🙏Distribute as a sign of respect! 🙏

Maj Mary Albright to attend NASA Social and SpaceX Dragon CRS-17 launch.Maj Mary Albright of the Anoka County Composite ...
04/22/2019

Maj Mary Albright to attend NASA Social and SpaceX Dragon CRS-17 launch.

Maj Mary Albright of the Anoka County Composite Squadron has been invited to attend the #NASASocial and SpaceX Dragon CRS-17 launch at Cape Kennedy, FL on April 25-26 on a media pass as the President of the Starbird Association, an independent nonprofit 501c3 organization.

She has asked that the following information be provided to CAP members:

Why is this exciting and important:

I'll be part of the media group and likely interfacing with personnel from SpaceX and NASA.
I've been told that we'll have access to some behind-the-scenes stuff that the general public doesn't usually see on tours.

Minnesota has representation
As the only person in this group of 30 or so from Minnesota, I want to engage our Minnesota middle school and high school students (especially our CAP cadets) in space exploration and its future.

You may be aware that NASA has accepted the challenge to return to the Moon by 2024. This resurgence in the space program, both NASA and in the commercial space, means this part of the aerospace world is growing and will continue to grow.

Would you please consider sharing this information on the MNWG page and encourage cadets to submit questions?
If they have questions they'd like me to ask while I'm there - anything on space exploration, rockets, STEM, etc - please have them submit those questions to [email protected] by April 27.

The NASA Social event, when I'll be interacting with personnel, will be April 29.
The launch is currently scheduling for 4:44am EDT on April 30.
I will be on social media covering this event through the Starbird Association Facebook and Instagram accounts, as well as our email newsletter.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starbirdmn
Instagram: @starbirdmn

This is a fabulous aerospace education opportunity and I hope to engage as many of our MNWG cadets as possible.

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NOTE: questions can be submitted to Maj Albright - anything on space exploration, rockets, STEM, etc - submit questions to [email protected] by April 27
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Remembering our colleagues...
04/22/2019

Remembering our colleagues...

#CAPMemorialService2019 On Saturday, 20 April 2019, the Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing hosted the 2019 Civil Air Patrol Memorial Service at the Air Force Memorial. The wing's leadership read one hundred and twenty names of members who made their final journey during the last year. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Tim Miner, Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol chaplain, provided the spiritual support for the ceremony.

Pictures of the event are on the wing's page: https://www.facebook.com/NatCapWing/posts/10156258023947361?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBzPaiHsoDTq37rYOlzTojQ2G_J0sD25LpIX_RIFuwjWDGz-Q2Dlf0Y1XOmuMXZpinDm7rXgBOdTsbuOtKk_h2xNUXfzB36etuI7A3oTqjXdo0RxwAZgcfBg83qPnWS9S83nZ_FppuSw3m7AnZ35Y4SZ--fDPNDxgEi8cf3DL6FXvWMcaPVXCO7VurzIfOxS1zur-xLhT_LJTrU187-8gb6RlbCyY8CnQTA-_JsQoV33m0fgjmLBpMCwpYS3bU2ruv3VzlXof3QEIwzFpCUC7JfaCBv4L94y3Ox2bpzrfPJmDKANPdnKVgG0JF-dY_Yl1ktZCQukR-HS359X77dlgRMyroph2XjwbmrhKR8V2HNYrHUAUrKD7-26umr5y4_MEOthPfE3srLfBUsMONsPZBI29vub4GGc9ZZbAbyDtf4LHuuTenjgPKyCYZY9hYrE_Ui3rd_kRQOWhBgFXqURGXo-76ZLFTPtaBAzdqe9YCWSg96dUy24M_KJbRfbQ2fN8xy1zPKt8X1cE76QZykD9Nk&__tn__=-R

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The curvature of Earth as seen from the Southeast Minnesota Composite Squadron's high altitude balloon yesterday. The pi...
04/22/2019

The curvature of Earth as seen from the Southeast Minnesota Composite Squadron's high altitude balloon yesterday. The picture was taken from an altitude of 94,648.95 feet! The lowest recorded temperature was a bone-chilling -49.18 degrees Fahrenheit.

Orientation flights for cadets!Youth who join Civil Air Patrol are offered ten orientation flights - five powered & five...
04/22/2019

Orientation flights for cadets!

Youth who join Civil Air Patrol are offered ten orientation flights - five powered & five glider - between their 12th & 18th birthdays!

Click www.bit.lyInviteMe2CAPus to find a squadron near you!

C/A1C Haupert O Flight.

2 pm O Flight on a bouncy day.

"Turbulence? I *am* the turbulence Thermals don't bother *me*."

Amazing Cadet. Born to fly. (And she mans a mean DSLR)

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6275 Crossman Ln
Inver Grove Heights, MN
55076

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Minnesota Wing has a proud history of selfless service to our country and community dating back to the early days of World War II. With over 1,200 dedicated volunteers in 22 squadrons positioned throughout our great state, we are prepared to serve our communities and fulfill our core missions in Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Operations. Whether searching for missing aircraft, aiding with flood relief efforts in the Red River Valley, assisting schools in St. Paul with aerospace curriculum, or developing our nation's future leaders we are ready. Always vigilant...Semper Viligans!

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