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  • Hurricane Arthur hits Coast of North Carolina: PRESS RELEASE Dateline: Columbia, SC, 4 July, 2014While many Americans around the country were celebrating the 238th birthday of the United States of America, Cape Lookout and Beaufort, NC were being pummeled by a Category 2 hurricane, named Arthur.  This hurricane had maximum winds of 100 mph.  The Middle East Region of the Civil Air Patrol alerted multiple Wings in the area to have aircrews on standby.  Immediately, the SC Wing had a GPS FEMA friendly camera moved to the Marion Airport, and an aircrew assembled, which consisted of Hartsell Rodgers, Jim Drew and Leslie Crawford, of the Marion Senior Squadron.  They were directed to conduct an Aerial Photography/Impact Assessment mission for FEMA via the NC Wing and the ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2014, 11:58 AM by Ray Schnell
  • Emergency Hurricane Preparedness Exercise Statewide Update Dateline: 5/6/14 - Columbia, SC:  Hurricane season is here again, and the SC Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (SCWG CAP), is ready, willing and able to do all they can for the citizens of South Carolina.    During the week of June 1st to June 7th, 2014, the SC Wing flew its aircraft in excess of 60 hours in support, during the annual state-wide hurricane exercise.  These flights included both announced, and unannounced, missions created to stretch the limits of CAP and other state agencies to see how well they can work under extreme pressure and circumstances.     CAP personnel worked alongside the SC Air National Guard (SCANG) and others at the State Emergency Operations Center to ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2014, 8:50 PM by Ray Schnell
  • Cadet Flight Training at Encampment 73 years ago Army Air Cadets assembled on historic Camden Woodward Field, where their entire aviation careers were based on their ability to solo an airplane within 8-12 hours.  Aviation Legend Colonel Robert Morgan received his initial training at Camden,as a pilot he went on to lead the first bomber crew through 25 missions for the 8th Air Force in the European theater during WWII.   For the second year in a row two Air Force Auxiliary - Civil Air Patrol cadets returned Camden Woodward Field to its roots as they were able to take to the skies independently with their instructor sitting patiently on the ground watching their takeoff and landings; they had indeed soloed.  While other of SC ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2014, 8:02 PM by Ray Schnell
  • CAP Radar and Cellular Forensics Teams Locate Downed Aircraft Late Monday afternoon (26 May 2014) a missing single-engine aircraft was located in a heavily wooded area southwest of Chester, SC, by air and ground teams from the South Carolina Wing, Civil Air Patrol.  Officials fron the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center alerted CAP in the early hours of Monday morning to the possibility of a downed aircraft.  Four CAP aircraft and a seven-member ground search team were dispatched on the search.  The South Carolina Department of Resources also participated in the aerial search.   The Grumman AA1B aircraft departed Wilmington, NC and was bound for Clayton County, Georgia, but never arrived.  Data from the Civil Air Patrol's radar and cellular telephone forensics teams guided search teams to ...
    Posted May 27, 2014, 7:52 AM by Ray Schnell
  • News Release on Congressional Gold Medal Recipients CAP SC Wing HQ 3901 Capwing Drive Columbia, SC   May 22, 2014   The SC Wing of the Civil Air Patrol is honored and pleased to announce that Lt Col Emery Overcash, of Moore, SC, and Cadet Louise Smith Osborne, of Seneca, SC are the recipients of the recently approved Congressional Gold Medal for the Civil Air Patrol.  Col Overcash served from 1943 to 1944 at the Coastal Patrol Base 21 in Beaufort, NC, where he was a student pilot.  Col Overcash is 90 years young.  Cadet Osborne served as a SC Wing Cadet in 1942.  She served on the ground and remembers using wooden guns to practice shooting, and using small bags of flour to simulate grenades and bombs, as ...
    Posted May 23, 2014, 9:26 AM by Ray Schnell
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