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Wing Commander Col Francis Smith, CAP
Lt Col Art Giles, CAP
Chief of Staff
Maj Lee Safley, CAP
America's Shield - 2014 (18 February 2014)Members of the 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, (AAMDC), from Anderson, S.C., arrived at McEntire Joint National Guard Base this week for the exercise, "America's Shield," to prepare for an upcoming year-long mission in Washington, D.C. The 263rd AAMDC's role is defending the country against terrorist attacks. The 263rd AAMDC serves as a supporting command to U.S. Army North (USARNORTH) for all Army Air Defense Artillery (ADA) missions as air and cruise missile threats to the Continental United States (CONUS) to include National Capital Region Integrated Air Defense System (NCR-IADS). The 263rd AADMC is currently commanded by Maj.Gen. Gregory Batts. South Carolina Wing, Civil Air Patrol is providing aerial targets ...
Posted Feb 19, 2014, 7:16 PM by Ray Schnell
National Check Pilot Standardization Course
KCHS, 14 Dec 2013
The annual gathering of SC Wing’s Instructors and Check Pilots occurred at the Wing’s Supplement to the National Check Pilot Standardization Course held in Charleston, SC Saturday 14 Dec 2013.This program serves as an opportunity to realign the Wing’s Standardization and Evaluation team with the latest supplements, guides, and policies used to formulate a safe and successful Stan/Eval team.
17 members from across the State attended on an instrument meteorological conditions day.The team was treated to a wonderful presentation from 30 year veteran Designated Pilot Examiner and Pilot Tips contributor Wallace “Wally” Moran from Summerville, SC.Wally, who serves as the areas powered and glider DPE, provide timely humor and ...
Posted Dec 16, 2013, 7:03 AM by Ray Schnell
Civil Air Patrol Releases Familiarization CourseThe Civil Air Patrol has released an online familiarization course for Air Force personnel and CAP members intended to inform participants about CAP's capabilities as a non-combatant, all-volunteer "force multiplier," according to a CAP release. "During my 23-year Air Force career, I had no knowledge of the Civil Air Patrol. I wish I had been more aware so I could have taken advantage of all they have to offer in support of the Air Force mission and Air Force families," wrote CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Charles Carr in the course introduction. The course covers CAP's role in national defense, its efforts to teach today's youth science, technology, engineering, and math skills, as well ...
Posted Dec 12, 2013, 10:59 AM by Ray Schnell
CAP cell phone forensics lead searchers to 6 found alive in Nevada
December 10, 2013
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS -- Two adults and four children missing nearly two days in bitter winter conditions in rural northwestern Nevada’s rugged, mountainous Seven Troughs Range were found alive and well Tuesday afternoon by Civil Air Patrol in coordination with Pershing County Sheriff’s Office, Fallon Naval Air Station, Washoe County Regional Aviation Enforcement Unit, Nevada National Guard Lakota helicopters and the state Division of Emergency Management.
Nevada Wing Commander Col. Tim Hahn said Maj. Justin Ogden and Col. Brian Ready, CAP’s cell phone forensics experts, played a critical role in helping rescuers narrow the search area.
“The cell phone forensics team pinpointed where they could not possibly be and their efforts were very time-consuming. This ...
Posted Dec 11, 2013, 2:14 PM by Ray Schnell
South Carolina Change of Command(From Left to Right - Col Larry Ragland, Col David Crawford, Col Jay Lindler, Col Francis Smith)West Columbia, SC – The room was buzzing with electricity as
the new SCWG Commander, Col Francis Smith, made his first remarks after
assuming command of the 935 members of the South Carolina Wing. Col Smith laid
out his strategic plan for the next four years, which includes readiness and
training for Air Force authorized missions, increased cadet activities and more
professional development training.
Col Smith assumes command from Col Jay Lindler, who led the
wing into the “paperless age” with innovative computer programs.Col Larry Ragland, the Middle East Region
Commander, presided over the ceremony.Notable guests included Col David Crawford, the North Carolina ...
Posted Apr 4, 2013, 8:46 AM by System Administrator