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

South Central Group Civil Air Patrol
04/01/2019

South Central Group Civil Air Patrol

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If you know a youth who would like to pursue a career in Aviation, make sure that they check out Civil Air Patrol! Click...
04/01/2019
Civil Air Patrol teen soars into an aviation career

If you know a youth who would like to pursue a career in Aviation, make sure that they check out Civil Air Patrol! Click www.bit.ly/InviteMe2CAPus for an invitation to a squadron near them.

Kaleb Wade joined Civil Air Patrol (CAP) at the age of 17. He was looking for a program to apply his time and help him learn about leadership, safety, and

03/31/2019
Kansas Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Congratulations to our region teammates for "making the grade"!

This weekend, volunteers with Kansas Wing, Civil Air Patrol were evaluated by the United States Air Force on their ability to respond to emergency services missions. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, Kansas Wing was graded "ready" by the inspection team! Great work, Team Kansas!

Civil Air Patrol Cadets training at Fort Ripley!There are more on the Cadetleadership site!
03/31/2019

Civil Air Patrol Cadets training at Fort Ripley!

There are more on the Cadetleadership site!

Drill practice in the brisk northern Minnesota air (Photo credit C/SMSgt Eliana Cocchiarella)

Com to the MN Wing Conference early enough to take in this class!
03/31/2019

Com to the MN Wing Conference early enough to take in this class!

Worthington Squadron playing the part of a welcoming host to the local girl scouts!
03/30/2019

Worthington Squadron playing the part of a welcoming host to the local girl scouts!

28 March 2019 Girl Scouts Visit


Worthington Composite Squadron are proud to have been host to Girl Scouts who visited during a special Thursday night meeting, Mar. 28.

After pop and pizza, Public Affairs Officer Joe Bradfield, Maj, CAP, gave a brief presentation on the origin of Civil Air Patrol and the history of the Minnesota Wing and MN113 -- one of the oldest squadrons in the country and only one of 10 of the original squadrons in the Wing still functioning today.

Daisies of Kindergarten age, Brownies, Juniors and Girl Scouts then got a hands-on introduction to Worthington's favorite CAP plane, which coincidentally is based on rotation right now again at Worthington: N9834L. Maj Bradfield explained the long history of MN113 with that plane.

Then MN113 cadets introduced the visiting youth to its flight simulators.

One thing emphasized by Maj Bradfield is how the two programs are complementary with each other, distinct but not completely dissimilar. CAP welcomes scouts who'd like to be part of both organizations. One MN113 cadet, Blake Madison, is himself a recent Eagle Scout. Yet he reminded them that the programs are not completely unrelated -- both are organizations with military roots, and the CAP Cadet Protection Program is an adaption of the youth protection program originally created by Minnesota's Viking Council of the BSA.

Worthington Composite Squadron is happy to be of any service to the Girl Scouts, especially concerning aerospace education.

1st Lt Randy Reum, Squadron Commander, addressed the Scouts on membership requirements for CAP and invited all eligible scouts to attend our meetings to see if they may wish to participate.

CC Randy Reum, 1st Lt, CAP
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Photos by Cadet Airman Gracie Haupert, Maj Joe Bradfield

On Friday, 29 Mar 2019, the Minnesota Wing, Civil Air Patrol hosted the 2019 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest Awards Cerem...
03/30/2019

On Friday, 29 Mar 2019, the Minnesota Wing, Civil Air Patrol hosted the 2019 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest Awards Ceremony at the Wing Headquarters at Fleming Field, South Saint Paul. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Office of Aeronautics presented awards to nine youth winners of the contest (http://www.dot.state.mn.us/aero/aviationeducation/aviationartcontest/artcontest2019postcards.html).

CAP Colonel and Delta Airline Captain Brent Halweg was the keynote speaker. Fourteen members of the Minnesota Wing CAP helped plan, organize and conduct aerospace education activities for the youth and their families following the awards ceremony.

On Friday, 29-March, Minnesota Wing of Civil Air Patrol hosted the award ceremony for the MnDOT Aviation Art Contest. Ni...
03/30/2019

On Friday, 29-March, Minnesota Wing of Civil Air Patrol hosted the award ceremony for the MnDOT Aviation Art Contest. Nine youth in three age brackets from around MN were honored for their aviation-themed artistic masterpieces! Following the ceremony, all the guests were invited to chat with CAP members near aircraft and drone exhibits, fly two styles of STEM kit flight simulators, or build and launch an air-powered rocket!

Thanks to all the CAP volunteers who made our guests feel welcome!

https://www.dot.state.mn.us/newsrels/19/03/22-aviation-art-contest.html

Photo credits: COL Tom Theis

Let your favorite educator know about the sweet deal that is the Aerospace Education Member program of CAP
03/30/2019

Let your favorite educator know about the sweet deal that is the Aerospace Education Member program of CAP

Educators join hands to promote AE mission of CAP! LTC Bonnie Hinck-Baldatti of FL Wing Gr 2 (who is also an educator), and Dr.Rossana Chiarella of Hialeah, FL's Palm Spring North Elementary (who is an AE member) work as a team to introduce CAP's aerospace/STEM programs to students, families, and educators! Way to work as a team!

Civil Air Patrol
03/29/2019

Civil Air Patrol

Maj Gen Mark Smith, Civil Air Patrol national commander and CEO, continues to focus on Servant Leadership in his video series on Leadership. This time he discusses the servant leader's as a steward of the organization. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNQYA106ve4

Middle East Region Becomes Mid-Atlantic Region
03/29/2019
Middle East Region Becomes Mid-Atlantic Region

Middle East Region Becomes Mid-Atlantic Region

Civil Air Patrol’s Middle East Region is now the Mid-Atlantic Region, thanks to a redesignation plan approved by national leadership. “We are excited to be transitioning to the Mid-Atlantic Region, as this change will better reflect who we are as a region,” said Col. Bruce Heinlein, region com...

Aviation history
03/29/2019

Aviation history

As Women's History Month nears an end, we salute Col. Nicole Malachowski, a pioneer #aviator and the first female pilot to fly #F15E Strike Eagles at the 48th FW, RAF Lakenheath She was also the first female to be part of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron, performing in her first public appearance in March 2006. She participated in the Civil Air Patrol at age 12 and flew her first solo flight at age 16. Her 21-years of USAF service includes three F-15E Strike Eagle fighter squadrons, as well as holding positions as a flight commander, instructor pilot and squadron commander. She amassed more than 1,600 flying hours, including 185 hours of combat time in Operations #DeliberateForge and #IraqiFreedom.

#knowyourmil #womenshistorymonth

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Across the tarmac from MN Wing HQ hangar on Fleming Field!
03/28/2019

Across the tarmac from MN Wing HQ hangar on Fleming Field!

It was a balmy 64 degrees in South St. Paul yesterday so we thought it would be the perfect time to take Miss Mitchell outside for her spring bath! It's almost time to take her out and show her off to the world again. Where will we see you this season?

Adults! If you want to get in the air, Civil Air Patrol can train you to be a Mission Scanner or Mission Observer - no p...
03/28/2019

Adults!
If you want to get in the air, Civil Air Patrol can train you to be a Mission Scanner or Mission Observer - no previous experience is required! You are looking out the window for 'targets' and you may be operating radio or photography equipment.
If you are already a pilot, CAP will train you to be a Mission Pilot. Your job will be to fly safely while the crew is watching for the targets.

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

It was a beautiful day for flying as well as some training today!

Lt Col Greg Nastrom (Mission Pilot), Lt Col Shawn Warneke (Mission Observer) and Sm Jim Eblen (Mission Scanner) launched at 930 this morning on a unit training exercise. Special thank you to 2Lt Chuck Amundson (Communications) for being available to act as Mission Base.

Keep up the good work!

Mother, daughter flying high as Delta pilots
03/28/2019
Mother, daughter flying high as Delta pilots

Mother, daughter flying high as Delta pilots

This mother-daughter bond is on a different plane! Passengers on a Delta flight from Los Angeles International Airport last weekend were stunned to learn they were in the hands of a family piloting…

Former Crow Wing Squadron cadet!
03/28/2019

Former Crow Wing Squadron cadet!

Civil Air Patrol St. Cloud Composite Squadron
03/27/2019

Civil Air Patrol St. Cloud Composite Squadron

Last Monday our Group Commander, Lt Col Paul Prior introduced himself to the Squadron and spoke with Cadet and Seniors!

Thank you sir for coming to talk to us and for your words of wisdom!

You have been invited to a join.me meeting Interested in sUAS program. Join me tonight at 19:00 local. Power Point prese...
03/27/2019
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You have been invited to a join.me meeting
Interested in sUAS program. Join me tonight at 19:00 local.

Power Point presentation of sUAS program.

Join the meeting: https://join.me/mncap.org
Conference ID:
922-743-423 #

I did not list the dial in numbers because this is mostly visual.
You may have to download join.me on your device to participate fully.

Maj Tom Fitzhenry
Minnesota Wing Director of Emergency Services

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03/27/2019

You have been invited to a join.me meeting
Interested in sUAS program. Join me tonight at 19:00 local.

Power Point presentation of sUAS program.

Join the meeting: https://join.me/mncap.org
Conference ID:
922-743-423 #

I did not list the dial in numbers because this is mostly visual.
You may have to download join.me on your device to participate fully.

Maj Tom Fitzhenry
Minnesota Wing Director of Emergency Services

Hillsboro Charter Academy
03/27/2019

Hillsboro Charter Academy

HCA’s Kinder and 3rd grade finished strong with the final iFLY field trip today! Taking STEAM to the skies was awesome and the scholars made memories to last a long time! We learned about the velocity of different objects, surface area, mass and of course, the 4 forces of flight! For today’s mission, drag was a positive to a successful flight! We were also blessed with Skye Bleu visiting again as well as the maiden flight of Kinder’s “Owlette!”

Thanks again to Target Field Trip Grants, CAP Aerospace Education (we used our CAP ACE National School of the Year grant award as well) and our amazing HCA families through the Spaghetti Dinner and Basket Auction for helping to fund this trip.

Aviation Fascination is alive and well at HCA!

#HCA212 #iFLY #CAPACE #FlightFunday

Teamwork amongst the neighbors!
03/27/2019
Everything South Dakota

Teamwork amongst the neighbors!

South Dakota Civil Air Patrol assists the State of Iowa. South Dakota Wing, Civil Air Patrol

The Anoka County Squadron StellarX team had their picture on the National CAP news website today!
03/26/2019

The Anoka County Squadron StellarX team had their picture on the National CAP news website today!

Cadet teams from the South Dakota Wing, Civil Air Patrol’s Big Sioux Composite Squadron and the Civil Air Patrol - California Wing’s Fullerton Composite Squadron 56 will compete April 8-10 in the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot national finals. Cadets from the Minnesota Wing Civil Air Patrol's Anoka Composite Squadron will compete April 10-13 in the AFA’s StellarXplorers national finals. https://www.cap.news/teams-from-calif-minn-sd-headed-to--afa-national-stem-competitions/

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
03/26/2019

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Yesterday, the #Thunderbirds hosted JROTC students, CAP cadets and a group of Arizona State University AFROTC cadets to the jets to get a hands-on look at the Thunderbird mission and capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. #aimhigh U.S. Air Force Recruiting

Civil Air Patrol
03/25/2019

Civil Air Patrol

For National Medal of Honor Day, Civil Air Patrol salutes its two former members who went on to receive the U.S. military’s highest decoration – Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Edward C. Benfold, killed in action during the Korean War while attached to a Marine Corps rifle company, and Army Maj. Frederick E. Ferguson, recognized for a rescue mission during the Vietnam War while serving as a chief warrant officer.

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps
03/25/2019

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps

It is National #MedalOfHonorDay ... Civil Air Patrol and its Chaplain Corps remembers all who sacrificed on this day!

AOPA Flight Training Scholarships
03/24/2019
AOPA Flight Training Scholarships

AOPA Flight Training Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of the Ray Foundation, 80 exceptional high school students, ages 15 to 18, each will receive a $10,000 scholarship in 2019. This scholarship program is a component of the AOPA You Can Fly program, a collection of initiatives working towards building a larger, more vibrant pi...

Thanks for your service to your community!
03/24/2019

Thanks for your service to your community!

Tonight 12 Cadet and Senior Members volunteered help with the Becky’s Troops event at a local VFW.

This event is a spaghetti feed and auction that generates funds which is the. Used to put together care packages that get sent to our Service Men and Women serving overseas.

Thank you to those that participated! We got a lot of compliments from the participants, many of whom are Veterans themselves.

The Civil Air Patrol booth was hopping today at Randolph Railroad Days. Thanks goes to CAP members from Stanton Squadron...
03/23/2019

The Civil Air Patrol booth was hopping today at Randolph Railroad Days. Thanks goes to CAP members from Stanton Squadron 1Lt J. Rezac, c/CMSgt L. Rezac, c/MSgt R. Rimpila, c/Amn H. Wiik, and Wing Staff members Capt R. Knox and 1Lt D. Swanson.

Aviation history!
03/22/2019
HISTORY

Aviation history!

A man named Lawrence Sperry created the first successful autopilot in 1912.

Great job, neighbor!
03/22/2019

Great job, neighbor!

SDWing has a new Mission Pilot Check Pilot Examiner! Congrats Capt. Brandon West.
You have come a long way, from a 13 year old trying to figure out how to read a sectional to where you are now.
CAP can provide great opportunities to young people!

Cool!
03/22/2019

Cool!

NOAA Space Weather says that due to the moderate Geomagnetic Storm, we should see Northern Lights Friday and Saturday night in MN. Get out of the city lights and see what you can see.

What does your squadron do to encourage your Cadets to promote?Incentives work!This is from the largest Squadron in MN W...
03/21/2019

What does your squadron do to encourage your Cadets to promote?

Incentives work!

This is from the largest Squadron in MN Wing! Great job, Anoka County Squadron!

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

3.19.19 Promotions
Cadet Parenteau got his first set of stripes last night!
As of this morning, our promotion count is 42- which means only 13 more promotions until we meet our Stripes for Slices goal!

Visit a Civil Air Patrol squadron near you! Click www.bit.ly/InviteMe2CAPus
03/21/2019

Visit a Civil Air Patrol squadron near you! Click www.bit.ly/InviteMe2CAPus

3.19.19
Are your social media habits safe? Senior member Aaron Anderson presented this week on the dangers of social media and how cadets can be safe with their accounts.
Flight time was very busy this week. Cadets continued to learn how to use their drill voices and how to call drill, and there was even a game of minefield going on.
Tuesday night O-Flights began this week, and will be resuming on Tuesdays when the weather cooperates, cadets make sure you contact your flight staff if you want to take the opportunity to fly.

NESA Spreads Its Wings: New Mobile Team Expanding Program
03/20/2019
NESA Spreads Its Wings: New Mobile Team Expanding Program

NESA Spreads Its Wings: New Mobile Team Expanding Program

Civil Air Patrol’s National Emergency Services Academy is spreading its wings. At least that’s the intent of a new expansion effort known as the NESA Mobile Training Team program, which will soon be capable of supporting each of CAP’s eight regions. “Our purpose behind the NESA-MTT program i...

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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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