Mississippi Wing - CAP

MSWG Gets A New Director of Communications

   I am very proud to announce that Major Gary Turner has graciously accepted to serve in the position of Director of Communications for the Mississippi Wing.

  As many of you already know, Gary is a MSWG Senior Member of many talents. Not only does he search the skies and the woods for missing anythings, he has been a Squadron Commander, MSWG Inspector General and from all that I hear he is a fairly talented fisherman...particularly with a fly-rod.

  A long time HAM (home amateur radio operator) Gary is no novice when it comes to communicaitons. He has already made several changes within the MSWG and I for one am looking forward to many exciting things to come. So pick up that microphone and give Mockingbird Four a call. Chances are he will answer in less time that it takes to spell Marconi.

  Mockingbird One...standing by.

 

Cadet Honor Society

Mississippi Wing Cadet Honor Society

 

Purpose

 

The purpose of the Mississippi Wing Cadet Honor Society is to assist cadets in gaining academic recognition and credit for educational and scholarship purposes, and to encourage cadets to excel in the academic side of cadet promotions. It is a great way to recognize cadets for excellence in academics.

 

Qualification

The qualification for the Mississippi Wing Cadet Honor Society shall be as follows: 

·         Score a 90% or above per achievement or milestone, which will be the average of both aerospace and leadership tests for Achievement 2 through 16.  Achievement 1 and milestone tests will stand by themselves.

·         Maintain this average over a consecutive three-achievement/milestone span, with no time frame.

·         Scores will be calculated based on the first passing score of the test. Second attempt scores will not be considered.

·         The cadet will be a member in good standing.

Procedure for Induction

·         Download and print the MSWG Cadet Honor Society Induction Form.

·         Fill it out and have the Squadron Commander or Deputy Commanders for Cadets sign it. Please note that illegible applications will not be processed.

·         Submit the application to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

Message from the Commander

Col David A. 'Hank' RogersAs I begin my tenure as the Commander of the Mississippi Wing, I become more and more aware of that which I already knew…I have the honor of leading a really noble group of individuals.

As Southeast Region Commander Col Barry Melton said several months ago and reprised just recently at the Southeast Region Conference; “The Mississippi Wing performs like a Wing much larger than its member numbers.” He is right of course; we do more with fewer people than almost any other Wing in the Nation.

The Mississippi Wing and the Civil Air Patrol extends to every Mississippian the opportunity to serve your Community. If your interests are in general aviation, Aerospace Education, youth related activities such as those found within our Cadet Programs and many others; there is something here for you in the CAP.

We have Squadrons situated all throughout the State; from Olive Branch to Biloxi, Vicksburg to Meridian.  These include Columbus, Tupelo, Moss Point, Diamondhead, Oxford, Jackson, Madison, Brandon, Cleveland and Wiggins, MS. We come from all parts of the State, with only one thought in mind, serving our fellow Mississippians.

Mississippi is home to one of the original Squadrons that were started a few days after the beginning of World War II, the Singing River Squadron in Moss Point. Back then it was known as Submarine Patrol Base Number 9. We have a proud history and we continue to serve our local community and our nation to this day.

If you have an interest in youth activities, aviation, technology, aerospace studies, communications and others, we have a place for you in the Mississippi Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. You will find the location, place and time for a Squadron meeting near you on this website. Come join us, you won’t be disappointed.

Col David A. ‘Hank’ Rogers
Mississippi Wing Commander


 

MSWG Aircrew Leads Coast Guard to Stranded Boaters

Volunteers from Civil Air Patrol's Mississippi Wing spotted and helped rescue four boaters whose vessel was stranded without power Saturday in the Mississippi.

Lt. Col. David Rogers, the wing's vice commander, said Monday an aerial "sundown patrol" over the waters along the Harrison and Jackson county lines spotted the vessel about 6:15 p.m. with its passengers waving frantically.

The two-member CAP aircrew, Maj. Ronald Turner and 1st Lt. Carroll Fontenot, rocked the wings of their Cessna 182 plane to acknowledge they received the boaters' distress signals.

Rogers said the vessel did not appear to have power. Winds were high, seas were running 4 to 6 feet and there was a small-craft warning in effect at the time, he said.

Turner and Fontenot alerted the U.S. Coast Guard, which asked the aircrew to stay on station with the vessel until they reached the site, Rogers said. The CAP aircrew remained at the scene until the Coast Guard towed the vessel to port about 7:20 p.m.

More than 50 wing members conduct aerial patrols of the coastal waters of the Mississippi Sound and the Barrier Islands each year.

Rogers said the sundown patrol, which extends from the Pearl River at Louisiana to the Alabama line, is conducted two hours before sundown each weekend.

Working closely in unison with the Coast Guard, Rogers said, Mississippi Wing aircrews look for boaters in distress, hazards to navigation and anyone who might need assistance on or near the barrier islands.

 

Donate to the MSWG
Please consider a monetary donation to support MSWG activities!
Send your donations payable to:

MS Wing Civil Air Patrol
c/o MSWG Headquarters
1635 Airport Drive
Jackson, MS 39209-3402


 

 

 



Mississippi Wing Civil Air Patrol
1635 Airport Drive
Jackson, MS 39209-3402

tel: (601) 353-1020
fax: (866) 467-3872

email: wa@mswg.cap.gov

Wing Administrator
Mrs. Kim Eichelberger