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Wing Commander Col Francis Smith, CAP
Lt Col Art Giles, CAP
Chief of Staff
Maj Lee Safley, CAP
Camden Military Academy Squadron at Sun 'N' Fun in Lakeland, FloridaOn Thursday, April 3rd, Squadron 805 (Camden Military Academy Squadron) of the South Carolina Wing of Civil Air Patrol departed for Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL for this year's Sun 'N' Fun Aviation Exposition. Four Senior Members accompanied six cadets: James Maitland, Zijun Zhou, Solomon Cantrell, Nathaniel Vande Garde, William Ramsbey and Stephano Betti. Where to begin describing such an event is a difficult task if it weren't for the plethora of aircraft. Among the many airborne and static display aircraft were represented Ultra Lights, Light Sport, Homebuilts, factory made singles and twins, corporate aircraft, a C-54 from the Berlin Airlift, a USAirways jet, bi-planes of every stripe and color, one large display of WWII ...
Posted Apr 18, 2014, 11:34 AM by Ray Schnell
SC Wing Commander meets with Governor Haley - April 7, 2014It was an honor to meet with Gov Haley yesterday! Thanks for taking the time!Governor Nikki Haley had a great meeting with our Civil Air Patrol yesterday. Discussions centered around aspects of CAP and the availability of services which are provided to the state. Governor Haley said "They are doing great things - especially educating our youth about the aerospace industry." The visit took place on April, 7, 2014. Pictured in top photo from left to right are Kim Phillips (SC Wing Administrator), Col Francis Smith (SC Wing Commander), Governor Haley, Lt Col Ceryl Johns (Commander of the Legislative Squadron), and Lt Col Kay Dowling (PAO for Legislative Squadron).
Posted Apr 18, 2014, 9:18 AM by Ray Schnell
Welcome to newest Civil Air Patrol Squadron in Beaufort, SCNew Civil Air Patrol squadron will start to meetMembers of Beaufort’s newly minted Civil Air Patrol squadron spread the word last Saturday, April 5, that the group is now officially chartered and holding meetings at the Beaufort County Airport on Lady’s Island.About a half-dozen student cadets and several adult members staffed a booth at Beaufort Air Day, which took place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the airport. The event included aircraft for the public to view, food from local restaurants, displays from aeronautical businesses and a special area for children to play and build.The Civil Air Patrol is the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and supports 26 ...
Posted Apr 18, 2014, 8:26 AM by Ray Schnell
Earl Yerrick Static Display at Hamilton-Owens AirportI want to thank those of you who helped with the 2014 Earl Yerrick Static Display at the Hamilton-Owens Airport on Saturday, 12 April. I especially want to convey a special thank you to the members of the Lexington Composite Squadron who also came out to support us. We could not have completed the mission without your assistance. All total there were 5 Senior Members and 11 Cadets who participated. Our primary duty was to insure the visiting public did not venture out onto the active flight line and taxi ways, as well as clear the area for those aircraft that moved into the static display area. This was especially critical when the Medevac and Lexington County Sheriff helicopters ...
Posted Apr 18, 2014, 8:16 AM by Ray Schnell
Lt Col Overcash Receives CAP Exceptional Service AwardMarch 14, 2014—Moore, SC— For ground support service in the Civil
Air Patrol during WWII, CAP Coastal Patrol Veteran, Emery M. Overcash of
Moore, SC, was recently recognized with a life membership in CAP, promoted to
the grade of Lt Col and approved for the CAP Exceptional Service Award.
In a private ceremony at Lt Col Overcash’s home today he was presented
with the CAP Exceptional Service Award and other CAP memorabilia by Maj Lee
Safley, CAP, SC Wing Chief of Staff, on behalf of the SCWG and CAP National
Headquarters. Lt Col Overcash was a student, at the time of
his membership and service in CAP, during WWII. He was stationed
at Coastal Patrol Base 21 in ...
Posted Mar 17, 2014, 10:09 AM by Ray Schnell