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2022 Oklahoma Wing Conference

 

This year’s conference will be held 30 SEP – 2 OCT at the Edmond Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2833 Conference Drive (Covell & I-35) Edmond, OK 73034-7197 and will feature a keynote address by USAF Maj Gen, Jeff King, commander of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex and former Spaatz cadet.

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2022 Oklahoma Wing Summer Encampment

Muskogee, Okla (June 25-July 2, 2022) — Civil Air Patrol adult and cadet members from around the country will descend upon Camp Gruber, an Oklahoma Army National Guard training facility in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Over 150 members are expected to be in attendance at the wing’s eight-day annual training encampment. Click through for updates and photo galleries of the cadet encampment's adventures.

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Building Relationships Through Civil Air Patrol Education and Training

by Capt Brandon Lunsford, CAP

EDMOND, Okla. (May 4, 2022) –  Edmond’s Fire Training facility was a bustle of activity as 65 Civil Air Patrol members from all over Oklahoma joined their wing commander, Col Aaron Oliver, for a multiday education and training event at the facility, located at 5300 E Covell Road.

“Relationships are critical to our success in a volunteer organization,” stated Colonel Oliver. “While the training objectives of the weekend were to better prepare leaders to create meaningful experiences for cadets and other adult members, it was also to bring people together to renew friendships and open dialogue with other volunteers.”

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Green Country Aviators Flock To Youth

by Capt Brandon Lunsford, CAP

JENKS, Okla (April 17, 2022) — Civil Air Patrol’s planned open house Monday, April 18, has been converted to a fly-in with the support of aviators from around northeastern Oklahoma. The Riverside Composite Squadron in Jenks, Oklahoma will be hosting an open house from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The squadron is based out of Tulsa Technology Center’s Riverside Campus, located at Tulsa Riverside Airport, 801 E 91st Street.

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Civil Air Patrol Squadron Earns Multiple Achievements

by Capt Brandon Lunsford and Lt Col Scott McCarty, CAP

BROKEN ARROW, Okla ­(April 14, 2022) – Civil Air Patrol’s Broken Arrow Composite Squadron recognized several members at an awards ceremony held at the Broken Arrow Army National Guard Armory, located at 2401 S 9th Street.

Cadets Second Lt. Grayson Robinson and Allain Tupas became the squadron’s newest cadet officers upon receiving the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award at the ceremony. 

The Gen. Billy Mitchell Award has existed since 1964. This award honors the late Brigadier General Billy Mitchell, an aviation pioneer, advocate, and staunch supporter of an independent Air Force for America. The award is earned after completing the first eight achievements of the cadet program. In addition, the cadet must pass a 100-question examination testing leadership theory and aerospace topics. Only 15% of CAP cadets reach this level of the program.

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A Sweet Legacy

by 1st Lt. Ian Stembridge, CAP

Following the Second World War, Berlin, Germany was divided into two parts; Eastern and Western Berlin. The Soviet Union controlled the East while the U.S. and its allies controlled the West. On June 24, 1948, the Soviet Union started blockading rail, road, and water access to the Allied-controlled areas. This resulted in the people within Berlin not having the resources necessary to survive. The Allied response to this was airlifting food, fuel, and other resources to bases in Western Germany to aid them during the siege. After suffering through another war, the people of Berlin were at their lowest and I imagine moral was almost nonexistent. The Allied troops were still largely upset with Germany, but not one pilot... 

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Civil Air Patrol Celebrates 80th Anniversary

by Capt. Brandon Lunsford, CAP

Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala. (December 1, 2021) – Civil Air Patrol members in 52 wings and in overseas squadrons are celebrating CAP’s commitment to serving America's communities, saving lives, and shaping futures.

Dec. 1 marks the 80th anniversary of the founding of the organization, which became part of the U.S. Air Force “Total Force” in 2015. Over 56,000 members embody the organization’s core values of integrity, volunteer service, excellence, and respect as they serve—strengthening their communities and the nation with over $280 million worth of volunteer hours in fiscal 2020 alone.

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Civil Air Patrol Units Conduct Joint Training to Ready Skills

by Capt. Brandon Lunsford, CAP

Jenks, Okla (September 17, 2021) – Two Tulsa area squadrons of the Oklahoma Wing Civil Air Patrol partnered together to conduct a multi-unit search and rescue training on Sept. 11 with ground teams and aircraft. Fourteen Jenks-based Riverside Composite Squadron senior officers and cadets joined five senior officers from Tulsa-based Council Oak Senior Squadron in the training exercise, performing a variety of tasks.

“We train so we can respond,” stated 1st Lt Yolanda Daves, Riverside’s squadron commander. “We do this so we can create the skills necessary to save lives in a moment’s notice.”

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Civil Air Patrol Cadets Partner For STEM Education

by Capt. Brandon Lunsford, CAP

Jenks, Okla (September 16, 2021) – On Sept. 11, 2021 Civil Air Patrol’s Riverside Composite Squadron members assisted with this year's annual Tulsa Flight Night Gala, benefiting Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance at Tulsa Technology Center’s Riverside Campus, home of the squadron itself, at RL Jones Airport.

The cadets and adult members assisted aircraft departing the flight ramp as they were taxiing before takeoff. They also maintained a security perimeter around the active flight line, to keep the guests of the gala and the planes present safe.

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