Civil Air Patrol

September 2017

Commander’s Commentary Hurricane Harvey As I sit and type this, Hurricane Harvey is hovering over southeast Texas bringing high winds and massive flooding.  FEMA went to level two on Friday morning, quickly elevating to level one, the highest activation level, by 1030.   Minutes after I walked in the door at the National Response Coordination Center […]

August 2017

Commander’s Commentary International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) As July closes, we are saying goodbye to the first ever CAP region-hosted IACE program with cadets hosted by the Middle East Region.  Maryland Wing’s Lt. Col. Brenda Reed and CMSgt. Tom Reed served as the project officers for this experimental program.  National Headquarters wanted to try something […]

July 2017

Commander’s Commentary June was an incredibly busy month with a lot going on around the region, including encampments, special activities, the Col. Roland Butler MER Powered Flight Academy and the selection of a new national commander and CEO.   New National Commander – CEO Col. Mark Smith, the SWR/CC, was selected by the Board of […]

June 2017

Commander’s Commentary Paying Tribute Like many of you, I ended the month taking some time out on Memorial Day to remember and honor those who gave their lives in service to our nation.  As a person who loves history, there are a couple of thoughts I would like to share with you this month to […]

April 2017

March was certainly a month of change, not only with the crazy weather — 70 degrees, then 4 days later snow and 28 degrees — but we had two change-of-command ceremonies in the region last month. Preparation is Key Before, we jump into the command changes let me share a thought or two about changing […]

March 2017

Like most of you, the end of February creeped up on me. The fact that it is the shortest month of the year has something to do with it but preparing for Legislative Day, the CAP Command Council meetings and processing the annual ‘of the year’ awards also had a lot to do with it. […]

February 2017

It sure seems like 2017 just rolled in following a phenomenal year for Civil Air Patrol and the Middle East Region, but as I sit here writing, I am forced to admit the month is just about over. MER Cadet Accepted to Four Service Academies Like many of you, I often listen to the news […]

January 2017

Year in Review 2016 was an amazing year for Civil Air Patrol and the Middle East Region!! On December 1st we held our 75th anniversary gala at the Udvar-Hazy Center. It was hands down one of the most amazing evenings celebrating CAP that I have ever attended. It was an evening full of camaraderie, celebration […]

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