Mississippi Wing Civil Air Patrol

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Mississippi Wing Civil Air Patrol
Mississippi Wing Civil Air Patrol logo.png
The Mississippi Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary
Associated branches
United States Air Force
Command staff
Commander US-O6 insignia.svg Col David A. 'Hank' Rogers
Vice Commander US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col James E. Wiley
Chief of Staff US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Edith E. Street
Current statistics
Squadrons 16
Cadets 173
Seniors 363
Total Membership 536
Statistics as of 2018[1]

The Mississippi Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Mississippi. Mississippi Wing headquarters are located in Jackson, Mississippi.[2] The Mississippi Wing consists of over 500 cadet and adult members at over 16 locations across the state of Mississippi.[3]

Mission[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol has three missions: providing emergency services; offering cadet programs for youth; and providing aerospace education for both Civil Air Patrol members and the general public.[4]

Emergency services[edit]

The CAP actively provides emergency services, includes search and rescue and disaster relief operations, as well as assisting in the providing of humanitarian aid.[5] In 2014, the Mississippi Wing performed six search and rescue missions and saved six lives.[2]

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.[5]

Cadet programs[edit]

The CAP offers cadet programs for youth aged 12 to 21, which includes providing aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership to cadets.[6]

Aerospace education[edit]

The CAP provides aerospace education for both CAP members and the general public. Fulfilling the education component of the overall CAP mission includes training members of CAP, offering workshops for youth throughout the nation through schools, and providing education through public aviation events.[7]

Organization[edit]

Capt. Brandon Cowell, right, 815th Airlift Squadron, gives a tour of a C-130J model aircraft to a group of Mississippi Civil Air Patrol cadets.
Captain Riddle performs a preflight inspection of a Cessna 172 Skyhawk at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.
Squadrons of the Mississippi Wing[8]
Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
MS048 Col Berta A. Edge Composite Squadron Biloxi
MS050 Steve Launius Composite Squadron Oxford
MS051 Singing River Senior Squadron Pascagoula
MS057 Golden Triangle Composite Squadron Columbus
MS066 Diamondhead Senior Squadron Diamondhead
MS072 Pine Belt Composite Squadron Hattiesburg
MS075 Wiggins Gateway Cadet Flight Wiggins
MS096 DeSoto Composite Squadron Olive Branch
MS099 Eagle Composite Squadron Tupelo
MS100 Maj James McKinnie Composite Squadron Jackson
MS102 G.V. Montgomery Composite Squadron Meridian
MS109 Vicksburg Composite Squadron Vicksburg
MS110 Charles S. Metcalf Cleveland Composite Squadron Cleveland
MS111 Madison Cadet Squadron Madison
MS112 John Tilton Senior Squadron Raymond
MS999 Mississippi Legislative Squadron Jackson

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "eServices, National Headquarters". Civil Air Patrol. , login required
  2. ^ a b "Mississippi Wing Civil Air Patrol". Mississippi Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 Statistics" (PDF). Capmembers.com. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Civil Air Patrol". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Emergency Services". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Cadet Programs". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "Aerospace Education". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "Unit Listing". Mississippi Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 

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