Mississippi Wing - CAP

Message From the Commander: Summer Safety Message

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Temperatures are rising and cadets and senior members alike will be challenged as we participate in CAP and personal activities. Privately owned vehicle (POV) operations, recreational water activities and seasonal conditions account for the majority of summer accidents and injuries.

Swimming related mishaps increase during the summer months; both in private pools, lakes and in the Gulf of Mexico. This was brought to light recently when several individuals encountered a riptide while swimming on one of the Barrier Islands. I encourage all CAP members and families to swim only in designated swimming areas with life guards present, and/or with appropriate supervision and utilizing personal floatation devices (PFD).

With numerous summer activities ramping up, I ask all leaders to provide heat injury prevention training focusing on the need to maintain hydration and the impacts of energy drinks, supplements and caffeinated drinks. In an effort to prevent heat injuries, leaders should ensure that all members are briefed on the MSWG Heat Injury Prevention Policy, which can be located on our wing website.

Commanders at all levels must emphasize these and all the risks as the seasonal conditions change. It is imperative that we employ smart and effective Risk Management techniques to identify hazards, and work to mitigate or reduce the associated risks to acceptable levels. Please monitor each other, and remember, you could be the link in a chain that could prevent a mishap – just by saying “knock it off”.

I wish you and your families a very safe, fun-filled and enjoyable summer.

Semper Vigilans,


Col. Mallory D. “Mal” Woodcock, CAP

Commander, Mississippi Wing

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SER "of the Year" Award Winners

Ladies and Gentlemen:

It is with beaming pride that I report that several of our teammates have been recognized in the SER "of the year" Award honors. Please join me in extending heartiest congratulations to each individual, and to the entire team of MS-109 on their selection as the SER Squadron of Distinction.

  • Major General Jeanne M. Holm CAP Aerospace Education Officer of the Year - Capt Shaun J. Kelly, MS-109

  • Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) Outstanding National Cadet NCO of the Year - C/CMSgt David M. Webster, MS-072

  • Frank G. Brewer Sr. CAP Memorial Aerospace Education Award Category I - C/2d Lt Richard J. Fabian, MS-096

  • AFA CAP AEROSPACE CADET OF THE YEAR - C/MSgt Brittany D. Brewer, MS-109

  • Col Edwin Lewis Incident Staff member of the Year - Lt Col Michael P. Hainsey, MS-057

  • Property Manager of the Year - Maj Kristy D. Williams, MS-001

  • SER Squadron of Distinction - Vicksburg Composite Squadron, MS-109

Semper Vigilans,


Col. Mallory D. Woodcock

Commander, Mississippi Wing


MSWG comes together to celebrate during the 2015 Annual Conference

Ladies and Gentlemen:
Just a short note to thank you all again for attending this year's annual conference. I hope you had a great experience and enjoyed the learning opportunities through the various seminars. Many congratulations to all the end of year award recipients, and to those who received decorations. I would also like to commend our OUTSTANDING cadets who participated in Posting the Colors and the MIA Table Ceremony.
Finally, I extend my sincere appreciation to our amazing conference team and seminar instructors for knocking it out of the park!
Semper Vigilans,

2014 End of Year Award 
Aerospace Education Cadet of the Year C/CMSgt Brittany Brewer
Aerospace Education Officer of the Year Capt Shaun Kelly
Emergency Services Officer of the Year Maj Trey Breckenridge
Col. Rebecca Tilton Cadet Programs Officer of the Year Lt Col David Brannon
Col. Berta Edge Communicator of the Year Lt Col Morris Middleton
Squadron Safety Officer of the Year 1st Lt Sabrina Kingston-Miles
Public Affairs Officer of the Year  Capt Jon Maynard
Logistician of the Year Maj Kristy Williams
Professional Development Officer of the Year Maj Jo Kelly
Chaplain of the Year  Chp Maj John Cantele
Cadet NCO of the Year  C/CMSgt David Webster
Cadet Officer of the Year C/2nd Lt Noa Bender
Top Gun Award Lt Col Alfred Fernandez
Incident Staff Member of the Year Lt Col Michael Hainsey
Jeff Meaders Check Pilot of the Year Capt Jay Staats
Squadron Commander of the Year Capt Shaun Kelly

Squadron Award For Excellence in Safety SER-MS-096
Squadron of the Year  SER-MS-109
Inspector General of the Year Lt Col Danny Watson
Wing Staff Member of the Year Capt Gary Turner
Cadet of the Year  C/Capt Christian Shiyou
Officer of the Year  Capt Danny Carter
T. G. Fortune Life Time Achievement Award Lt Col John Hey

Squadron of Merit SER-MS-107

Second Annual Cadet Conference Resounding Success

Second Annual Mississippi Wing Cadet Conference a Resounding Success

C/2d Lt Noa Bender, Desoto Composite Squadron, Mississippi Wing

On the weekend of January 17-19th, over 40 Mississippi Wing cadets from eleven squadrons, met for Mississippi Wing’s second annual Cadet Conference. This group also included cadets from both the Tennessee and Georgia Wings, Cadets attended a range of classes that included flight line marshaling, communications, and urban direction finding.  For many cadets these classes were required training towards their flight line marshalling and mission radio operator ratings.

Cadet Technical Sgt. Zachary-Scott Neal, competing in a paper airplane contest following a class on Basic Aerodynamics



The Special Relationship - the UK and the USA

Bill Henry welcomed by Tony Cowan
The Special Relationship
Many of us, particularly those who have served in the military, will recognise the ‘special relationship’ that binds our two great countries, the UK and the USA, together.  Particularly as we remember the liberation of Europe and the D-Day landings that took place 70 years ago in Normandy, France. This ‘special relationship’ also extends to the Civil Air Patrol in both countries. One of the UK CAP’s most recent recruits is Bill Henry who is also a member of The US CAP Mississippi Wing.  Bill is resident in the UK this summer and he will now pursue his CAP activities on this side of the ‘pond’.  The attached photograph shows Bill being welcomed on board the UK CAP by the Chairman, Tony Cowan at Aero Expo, one of the UK’s premier aviation events. Further information about the UK CAP may be found at www.ukcivilairpatrol.co.uk

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email: wa@mswg.cap.gov

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