Mississippi Wing – Civil Air Patrol
From the Commander:
The Mississippi Wing and the Civil Air Patrol extend to every Mississippian the opportunity to serve your community. If your interests are in aviation, emergency services, Aerospace Education, communications or youth related Cadet Program activities there is something here for you in the CAP.
We have Squadrons located throughout the State, from Olive Branch to Biloxi, Vicksburg to Meridian. Our members come from all parts of the State, with only one thought in mind, serving our fellow Mississippians. Throughout the COVID-19 lockdown we continued the great tradition of service by adapting to the situation just as we have since our beginning during World War II when Mississippi was home to one of the original CAP Squadrons, the Singing River Squadron in Pascagoula. 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.
Today our mission has expanded significantly from those early days, as we remain always vigilant to serve others. As former Southeast Region Commander Col Barry Melton said at a recent 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.
If you have an interested being a member of the nation’s finest force of citizen volunteers, 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.
Colonel Bob Mims, CAP
Mississippi Wing Commander