Mississippi Wing - CAP

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


 

Miss. Wing 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.

 

Civil Air Patrol's 75th Anniversary Gala

Civil Air Patrol celebrated the 75th Anniversary in grand style on December 1, 2016 at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Washington, DC.  Over the past seventy five years, Civil Air Patrol volunteers have performed a variety of services to the nation starting with war support in 1941.  Today’s volunteers continue to support the United States Air Force in training activities, the Cadet Program and Aerospace Education.





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International Air Cadet Exchange Program 2016

MISSISSIPPI WING CIVIL AIR PATROL 

INTERNATIONAL AIR CADET EXCHANGE PROGRAM 2016


By: Col Becky Tilton, Deputy Chief of Staff and IACE Project Officer


Each summer, hundreds of cadets from eighteen nations come together to broaden their understanding of aviation and foreign cultures through the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE).  And each year the Civil Air Patrol sends Cadets to foreign nations.  Civil Air Patrol has been the United States representative to the Exchange for more than 60 years. CAP cadets selected for the Exchange have a reputation as being the best of the best; possessing great integrity and leadership ability; a keen interest in aviation and foreign culture; and the desire to share their experiences with theirfellow cadets, family, and community.



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Second Annual Commander's Glider Weekend

Second Annual Commander's Glider Weekend


On September 17 and 18, 2016, the Mississippi Wing of Civil Air Patrol conducted its Second Commander’s Glider Weekend at Central Mississippi Soaring Society in Pisgah, Mississippi.


L23 Glider with Tow Plane

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Jackson, MS 39209-3402

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