Mississippi Wing – Civil Air Patrol
6 Jan 2021 — Members of Southeast Region
It is my extremely sad duty to share that Col David “Hank” Rogers, Mississippi Wing Commander, has passed away. Please keep Hank’s family in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with such a great loss.
Lt Col Felix Diaz, Mississippi Wing Vice Commander, has agreed to serve as interim wing commander.
The world has lost a great commander, an incredible person, and an exceptional friend. He was so very proud of Mississippi Wing.
Col Andrea Van Buren, CAP
Southeast Region Commander
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 Oxford, Pascagoula, Columbus, Diamondhead, Hattiesburg, Wiggins, Tupelo, Jackson, Cleveland, Madison, and Senatobia, MS. We come from all parts of the State, with only one thought in mind, serving our fellow Mississippians.
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.
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 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.
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, CAP
Mississippi Wing Commander