South Carolina Wing HQ 3901 CAP Wing Drive West Columbia, SC 29170
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Wing Commander Col Francis Smith, CAP
Maj Lee Safley, CAP
Chief of Staff
Lt Col Chris Peterson, CAP
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
NATIONAL COMMANDER'S UPDATE – JANUARY 2015Posted by Maj. Gen. Joseph Vazquez | December 30, 2014As we begin a new year, I would like to reflect on the year just completed and the year ahead. In particular, the past few months have seen some historic developments. The most important event was undoubtedly the award of the Congressional Gold Medal to CAP and its World War II members. We had all four leaders of Congress present at the ceremony, which I've been told was the first time that has happened at a Gold Medal ceremony since the 1960's. This was quite a tribute to Civil Air Patrol and demonstrates the level of support we enjoy in Congress due to the efforts of our 52 Wing ...
Posted Dec 31, 2014, 4:08 PM by Ray Schnell
Maj Gen Joe Vazquez assumed command of the Civil Air Patrol16 August 2014 - Maj Gen Joe Vazquez assumed command of the Civil Air Patrol from Maj Gen Chuck Carr in a ceremony in Las Vegas,Nevada. Brig Gen Larry Myrick was appointed as the new CAP Vice Commander, and Col Larry Ragland assumes the new role of CAP’s Executive Officer.A little closer to home, Col Ray Lyon is the new Middle East Region Commander on an interim basis, as the selection committee for the permanent replacement for Col Ragland gets started.Col Francis Smith said "It’s been an honor and a privilege to work for Gen Carr and Col Ragland for the last year and a half. We’re very fortunate to have benefited from their outstanding ...
Posted Aug 16, 2014, 6:58 AM by Ray Schnell