Mississippi Wing - CAP

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

Local Cadet Promoted to Highest Rank

CCol. Howard Pins on his Eagles

By Lt Col David Younce, Commander

Photos taken by C/CMSgt Wes Presnall

Key Field ANG, MS- On 27 February 2014 Cadet Ryan Howard of the G.V. Montgomery Composite Squadron was promoted to the highest rank of the cadet program, Cadet Colonel, by his parents Maj’s Scott and Cathy Howard during the squadrons weekly meeting. Cadet Colonel is the highest rank a cadet can achieve.

“I made a promise to a cadet even before I joined that that I would make it to the top,” Cadet Howard stated. He followed that up with, “I am very grateful to have been allowed to fulfill that promise.”

Cadet Howard joined the Squadron, which is part of the Civil Air Patrol, in 2007, and began his more than 5 year journey through the cadet program to achieve the highest rank possible in the cadet program, and he has earned the Spaatz Award, the highest achievement in the Civil Air Patrol cadet programs.

The Civil Air Patrol cadet program is composed of 16 achievement and 5 milestone awards. Each achievement requires the cadet to study and pass tests in leadership and aerospace education subject matter. They are also required to participate in a character development and a physical fitness program. The cadet must be an active participant in the squadron, and display character and maturity commensurate with the achievement or milestone award that they are competing for.

The G.V. Montgomery Composite Squadron is located on Key Field ANG in Meridian, MS, and meets every Thursday from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. The cadet program consists of teenagers from 12 to 21 years old. There is also an adult program for people interested in our program which is open for people over the age of 18. More information can be attained at our website, http://www.ms102cap.org.


CAP Cadets Take to the Air in Cleveland, MS

cadets take to the airCadet Hamhari Brown and Cadet Steven Gort took the air last Saturday with orientation pilot Jerry Eichelberger in Cleveland Mississippi.   Cadets Brown, and Gort, members of the Cleveland squadron had a great experience in the CAP 182T Cessna. Cadet Brown, a ninth grader attending Cleveland High School, said that the steep turns and the actual “hands on” flying were very exciting.  Cadet Gort, a 13 year old 7th grader from D.M. Smith Middle School, was more interested in the technology of the G-1000 navigation system that the C-182T uses. Both cadets are studying Aerospace History and Aerospace Science in addition to their required school studies.


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Wing Administrator - Mrs. Cindy Sayre