Kentucky Wing Civil Air Patrol
The Kentucky Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary
|United States Air Force|
|Commander||Col Darrel D. Williamson|
|Vice Commander||Lt Col Robert Sobotka|
|Command NCO||SMSgt Micheal C. Felts|
|Statistics as of 2016|
The Kentucky Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Kentucky. Kentucky Wing headquarters are located in Frankfort. The Kentucky Wing consists of over 600 cadet and adult members at over 19 locations across the state of Kentucky.
The Kentucky Wing performs the three primary missions of the Civil Air Patrol: providing emergency services; providing a cadet program for youth; and offering aerospace education for both CAP members and the general public.
Providing emergency services includes performing search and rescue and disaster relief missions; as well as assisting in humanitarian aid assignments. The CAP also provides Air Force support through conducting light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys. The Civil Air Patrol can also offer support to counter-drug missions.
In January 2009, members of the Kentucky Wing, along with CAP members from the Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio Wings, flew sorties surveying damage and boosting communications for the Kentucky National Guard following a severe ice storm, while CAP ground crews assisted National Guardsmen in going door to door to perform wellness checks on residents.
In April 2015, members of the Kentucky Wing were called to assist the Red Cross to help with victims of flooding that occurred in Louisville, Kentucky. In that same month, they supported the Red Cross for 3 days until their assistance was no longer needed.
It may also be noted that members of the Kentucky Wing have been requested by the Governor on several occasions to take surveillance photographs of numerous areas stricken with disasters. These photographs have assisted not only members of the Ground Teams of the Kentucky Wing, but also several other disaster relief teams in knowing where to go first.
The Civil Air Patrol offers cadet programs for youth aged 12 to 21. Cadets receive training in aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.
The Civil Air Patrol offers aerospace education for CAP members and the general public; this includes offering training to the members of the CAP, and facilitating teaching workshops for youth through schools and public aviation events.
Kentucky Civil Air Patrol Wing Commanders
|Commander's Name||Rank||Period of Command Service|
|Albert H. Near||Colonel||1941–1942|
|Carl W. Ulrich||Major||1942|
|Charles H. Gartrell||Major||1942–1943|
|Howard B. Brown||Captain||1943|
|William S. Rinehart||Colonel||1943–1946|
|Charles E. Hall||Colonel||1946–1949|
|John B. Wathen III||Colonel||1949–1953|
|Francis A. Blevins||Colonel||1953–1957|
|Houston H. Doyle||Colonel||1957–1958|
|Carlos O. Puckett||Colonel||1958–1959|
|James A. Denham||Colonel||1959–1961|
|Francis A. Blevins||Colonel||1961–1965|
|George B. Carter||Colonel||1965–1969|
|Richard R. Dooley||Colonel||1969–1971|
|Charles E. Lynn, Jr.||Colonel||1971–1972|
|John F. Price||Colonel||1972–1976|
|William R. Ritter||Colonel||1976–1977|
|Herman H. Bishop||Colonel||1977–1980|
|Nathaniel L. Tucker||Colonel||1980–1982|
|George M. Hudson||Colonel||1982–1986|
|William K. Hughes||Colonel||1986–1991|
|Douglas N. Huff||Colonel||1994–1997|
|Jimmie W. Cantrell||Colonel||1997–1998|
|Michael A. Cooper||Colonel||1998–1999|
|John F. Price||Colonel||1999–2000|
|Loretta L. Holbrook||Colonel||2000–2004|
|Henry L. Heaberlin||Colonel||2004–2009|
|Robert J. Koob||Colonel||2009–2013|
|James F. Huggins||Colonel||2013–2016|
|David A. Kantor||Colonel||2016–2017|
|Darrel D. Williamson||Colonel||2017- Present|
|KY011||Paducah Composite Squadron||Paducah|
|KY039||Louisville Composite Squadron||Crestwood|
|KY050||Boone County Composite Squadron||Walton|
|KY057||Bowling Green Composite Squadron||Bowling Green|
|KY058||Flying Phoenix Composite Squadron||Frankfort|
|KY073||Campbell County Composite Squadron||Newport|
|KY122||Danville Senior Flight||Danville|
|KY123||KYANG Composite Squadron||Louisville|
|KY131||Bardstown Composite Flight||Bardstown|
|KY214||Bowman Field Senior Squadron||Louisville|
|KY216||Fort Campbell Composite Squadron||Clarksville|
|KY221||Bluegrass Senior Squadron||Lexington|
|KY222||Van Meter Cadet Squadron||Lexington|
|KY223||Owensboro Composite Squadron||Owensboro|
|KY300||Southern Kentucky Cadet Squadron||Bowling Green|
- "eServices, National Headquarters". Civil Air Patrol., login required
- "Kentucky Wing Civil Air Patrol". Kentucky Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
- "2014 Statistics" (PDF). Capmembers.com. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
- "Civil Air Patrol". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
- "Emergency Services". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
- "Ice Storm Puts Kentucky in Deep Freeze" (PDF). Capmembers.com. 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
- "Cadet Programs". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
- "Aerospace Education". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
- "CAP Kentucky Wing Organizational Report". CAP eServices.
- "Squadrons". Kentucky Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
- "Civil Air Patrol Unit Directory" (PDF). Gocivilairpatrol.com. Retrieved 4 November 2015.