South Carolina Wing HQ 3901 CAP Wing Drive West Columbia, SC 29170
(803) 822-5470 (888) 515-7171 (FAX)
Wing Commander Col Francis Smith, CAP
Maj Lee Safley, CAP
Chief of Staff
Lt Col Chris Peterson, CAP
North Carolina CAP/Middle East Region SupportNorth Carolina / Middle East Region requested assistance supporting NC’s encampment with pilots/aircraft tomorrow and Friday. We are happy to announce that within 30 mins of the initial request we had two aircraft and pilots willing to support the mission. One hour later we confirmed a third aircraft and pilot. This highlights the outstanding commitment from SC members who all had to rearrange work/family schedules to support a last minute request. We are very proud of the pilots who responded without hesitation: Major Al Spain, Major Steve Askew, 1st Lt. Brian Rawl and supporting staff, Lt. Col Bill Shook.
Posted Jul 29, 2015, 10:12 AM by Ray Schnell
SCWG Fertile Keynote 15-1-10594Members of the SC Wing participated in a Fertile Keynote Exercise with the SC Air National Guard, the USAF and other DoD/FAA/Local Law Enforcement agencies on 18 July, 2015. Our Target and High Bird have successfully returned to their home base. The mission was exciting, challenges started early in the morning, requiring crews to overcoming aircraft imprisonment due to power outages effecting hangar and airport gate access in the upstate. Additional challenges on the Repeater, caused the team to again adapt and overcome, as the High Bird literally repeated every communication between Mission Base/IC and the TOI. At the end of the day, the mission was again highly successful and the ANG seems to be well pleased ...
Posted Jul 19, 2015, 8:52 AM by Ray Schnell
Successful Mission For SC Wing TeamWe want to recognize a recent success for SC Wing. The following members participated in a high priority short notice Air Force requested mission. On February 17th a meeting was conducted at Joint Base Charleston. The Air Force requested immediate assistance from the Civil Air Patrol to fly three low level training routes. Timing was critical with the routes needing to be flown by Feb 28th only 11 days away! We are proud to say we successfully completed the mission, even with significant weather complications and budget constraints, on time and UNDER budget!Our SC Wing Team of Dedicated Professionals again came through as we always do allowing the Air Force to continue flying the routes without delay, maintaining their ...
Posted Mar 14, 2015, 7:24 AM by Ray Schnell
SC Wing CAP Pilots support the SC Air National Guard
Hopkins, SC, 18 February, 2015 (AP)- Members of the South Carolina Air National Guard are flying in a training exercise over Greenwood, McCormick and Newberry counties.
The F-16 jets with the 169th Fighter Wing from McEntire Joint National Guard Base may be seen Wednesday escorting a single-engine plane from the South Carolina Civil Air Patrol.
Guard spokesman Senior Master Sgt. Ed Snyder says the exercise is running between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Snyder says the exercise has been coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration and shouldn't cause concern.
Snyder says the pilots and crew must routinely conduct such exercises to practice responding to potential airborne threats over the U.S. The unit has ...
Posted Feb 19, 2015, 10:48 AM by Ray Schnell
SCWG Wing Staff AdjustmentsPlease note the following changes to Wing Staff in an effort to provide the most effective team to support unit and wing programming.Lt. Julie Dimitrov will transition into the Disaster Relief Officer under Operations/Emergency Services. The Disaster Relief Officer position is a role suited for Lt. Dimitrov as her occupational and educational talents, as well as desires, reside in this area. The Wing should look forward to interacting with Lt. Dimitrov as she exercises her extensive network to integrate SC Wing CAP into the State and National role for Disaster Preparedness and Response. Capt. Kem Fronabarger, a former cadet now senior member, will take the helm of Professional Development. As a career university level educator, Capt. Fronabarger is ...
Posted Feb 4, 2015, 7:04 PM by Ray Schnell