Irving Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Irving Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol Welcome to the home of the Irving Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol! Our unit, SWR TX 133, meets at MacArthur HS JROTC Bldg, 3700 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irv

Operating as usual

Aerospace.
12/12/2020
FASTEST MOVING TORNADO - New World Record

Aerospace.

Introducing the fastest moving tornado ever recorded. In this video we discuss 5 scary fast tornadoes, each one with a forward moving velocity faster than t...

Great idea.
12/09/2020
CAP Aerospace Education Launches 'Adopt-a-Classroom' Program

Great idea.

Civil Air Patrol’s aerospace education program is focusing even more closely on the nation's classroom with a new Adopt-a-Classroom campaign designed to connect squadrons with local  educators to help promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects and careers for their student...

No ceremony this year, however the wreaths will be laid between 9 am and noon. If you want to schedule a time as Squadro...
12/08/2020
Obituary for Wreaths Across America at Donnelly's Colonial

No ceremony this year, however the wreaths will be laid between 9 am and noon. If you want to schedule a time as Squadron let us know.

Program - December 19, 2020 at 1100 AM Facebook Wreaths Across America-Irving We are preparing for the 2020 Irving Wreaths Across American program. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the course of many activities this year. On Saturday, December 19, 2020 the national Wreaths Across American Event wil...

He has already launched.
11/19/2020

He has already launched.

The Office of the United States Space Force Chaplain and its chapel programs wish Colonel Michael S. Hopkins, USAF, and his fellow crewmembers of the Dragon Spacecraft a safe and successful launch tomorrow, 15 November 2020. The event is now scheduled for 1527 MST. They are headed for the International Space Station where later this month, Colonel Hopkins will take part in a ceremony which transfers him to the U.S. Space Force as its first astronaut. "God speed, Colonel Hopkins."

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps
11/19/2020

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps

The Civil Air Patrol cadet character #virtue for November is #Gratitude. What or who are YOU thankful for today?

Character development
11/17/2020

Character development

The Civil Air Patrol cadet #character #virtue for November is #Gratitude. What (or who) are YOU thankful for today?

Photos from Irving Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol's post
11/17/2020

Photos from Irving Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol's post

11/17/2020

C/Capt Avery Hodges was presented her Earhart Award at promotions Monday night. Because of the Covid-19 restrictions she hasn't had her official Mitchell Ceremony yet. Time to move forward towards the next level.

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps
11/14/2020

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps

The Civil Air Patrol cadet character #virtue for November is #Gratitude. What (and who) are YOU grateful for today?

We give thanks to the Allied Health Professionals who are there to help the healing. Who are they? The list includes:

audiologists and speech language pathologists
physical therapists, occupational therapists and respiratory therapists
diagnostic medical personnel (medical laboratory scientists, cytogenetic technologists, diagnostic molecular scientists, histotechnologists, and pathologists’ assistants)
imaging specialists (radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists, and sonographers)
nutritionists and dietitians
dental hygienists and dental assistants
exercise science professionals (athletic trainers, exercise physiologists, kinesiotherapists )
health information technologists
health educators (asthma educators, diabetes educators)
counselors (genetic counselors, mental health counselors, family therapists)
pharmacy personnel

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps
11/13/2020

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps

The members of the Civil Air Patrol have more things to be thankful for during the month of November when the virtue is #gratitiude. What are YOU grateful for today?

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps
11/11/2020

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps

The Civil Air Patrol cadet #character #virtue for November is #Gratitiude. As our nation remembers those who answered our country's call to arms and service, we give thanks to these men and women of honor, courage and conviction. We owe them so much. #VeteransDay

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps
11/06/2020

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps

The Civil Air Patrol cadet #character #virtue for November is #Gratitude. What are YOU grateful for today?

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps
11/06/2020

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps

#Gratitude is the Civil Air Patrol cadet virtue for November. What are YOU grateful for today?

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps
11/06/2020

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps

The Civil Air Patrol cadet #virtue for November is #Gratitude. What are YOU grateful for today? #CharacterMatters

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps
11/06/2020

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps

The Civil Air Patrol cadet #character #virtue for November is #Gratitude. What are YOU grateful for today?

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps
11/01/2020

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps

#CharacterMatters ... #TheFinalWord from Chief of Chaplains for the Civil Air Patrol, Chaplain (Colonel) John B. Murdoch, on the October virtue for cadet #character development, #Fortitude, is:

"Everyone faces challenges. Some call them tests or trials, or even crises. They all produce stress. Effective leaders courageously learn how to handle these stressors and become examples others can follow."

Join the chaplain corps for the virtue of #Gratitude during the month of November.

Character development
10/27/2020

Character development

#CharacterMatters ... This month's Civil Air Patrol cadet #character #virtue is #Fortitude. According to English philosopher and physician whose writings were used and quoted in the Declaration of Independence, John Locke:

"Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues."

Following on the work of Sir Francis Bacon, previously quoted this month, Locke was considered the first "empiricist" for his observations of the physical and social world. From this work sprang forth his works on social justice from which the founding fathers of the United States drew their inspirations. Every American should get to know this important thinker.

Promotions tonight.
10/27/2020

Promotions tonight.

CDI
10/23/2020

CDI

#CharacterMatters ... The Civil Air Patrol cadet character #virtue for October is #Fortitude. According to English statesman and philosopher, and the creator of the "scientific method," Sir Francis Bacon:

"Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason."

Join the chaplain corps for more on this important topic during the month.

Congrats
10/22/2020

Congrats

Change of Command at Crusader Composite Squadron
October 20, 2020

Members and guests of Civil Air Patrol’s Crusader Composite Squadron gathered at Grand Prairie Municipal Airport on Tuesday evening to observe the change of command ceremony. Lieutenant Colonel Bobby Sides, commander of Group III, Texas Wing, presided over the transfer of squadron commander duties from Captain Michael Bradshaw to Lieutenant Colonel Carolyn Bitner-Collins. Lt Col Sides received the unit’s guidon (the flag that signifies the unit commander) from Capt Bradshaw and then presented it to Lt Col Bitner-Collins, with a charge to bear her responsibilities well as she leads the squadron.

Capt Bradshaw became squadron commander in March 2018. In addition to commander duties, he has also contributed to the squadron in the specialty tracks for Emergency Services and Safety (where he is rated at Senior level). Now, after passing command responsibilities on to Lt Col Bitner-Collins, Bradshaw looks forward to building up ground teams, attaining Master level in Safety and pursuing the Communications specialty track.

Lt Col Bitner-Collins, a Civil Air Patrol member since June 2007, brings a wealth of aviation experience to the squadron. She has earned master’s degrees in aviation education and in accident investigation and airport safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. As a pilot, she has logged over 8,000 hours in airplanes and more than 18,000 hours of Certified Flight Instructor time (including ground, simulators and planes). She is also familiar with the enlisted and officer sides of Air Force life.

When asked about her vision for the squadron during her tenure as commander, Bitner-Collins replied that she wants everyone to have a good time, be safe, and progress in their grades and specialties. Squadron members are grateful for the experience and support they’ve already observed in Commander Bitner-Collins, and Crusader Composite Squadron looks forward to building even more on the solid foundation already established.

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Civil Air Patrol is the longtime auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such is a valued member of its Total Force. In its auxiliary role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 single-engine aircraft and 1,944 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). It performs about 90% of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 82 lives annually. CAP’s 60,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Operating as a nonprofit organization, CAP also plays a leading role in STEM/aerospace education, and its members serve as mentors to about 25,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.CAP.News or www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.

#CivilAirPatrol

Gail S. Halvorsen Aviation Education Foundation
10/11/2020

Gail S. Halvorsen Aviation Education Foundation

Years ago, when Gail visited Templehof with Tim Chopp's Spirit of Freedom C-54 crew from the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation there was a man who entered the plane on a tour who seemed to hold back while the rest of the group left the plane. Gail and this man struck up a conversation- the man had been an orphan in Berlin during the Airlift. He said that his life was hard and cold, and that he was all alone.
One foggy morning while shuffling along as a young boy on a deserted street in Berlin something fell out of the gloom and landed right in front of him- it was a small parachute carrying a candy bar. He said that it was as though an angel had placed this gift right in his path. He knew that someone cared for him, a solitary orphan in a war stricken city. As a result he felt hope in his heart for the first time in years. Someone in America or England cared for him, and he knew that he'd survive and one day be OK.
Years later, he thanked Gail for the hope that came fluttering down through the fog in the form of a candy bar. He told Gail that this was the turning point for his life and said, "Because...without hope, the soul dies."
Each of us today can be a turning point for someone who may be lost by having charity and providing a small act of service.
#BerlinAirliftHistoricalFoundation #charity #hope #GailHalvorsen

It is possible. You can earn the Spaatz.
10/06/2020

It is possible. You can earn the Spaatz.

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Welcome to the home of the Irving Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol! Our unit, SWR TX 133, meets at MacArthur HS JROTC Bldg, 3700 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving TX, at 1830-2030 Mondays - all are welcome.

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Hi I am a patron member of Civil Air Patrol and USAF Veteran I also collect Civil Air Patrol patches and their heraldry and was wondering if I could trade, buy or make a donation for your Squadron patch. If you have any other versions of your patch or other Civil Air Patrol patches new or used I would be interested in those too. I can send a check, money order or paypal along with a return envelope. Thank you Roger LaShomb 1592 Co. Rt. 38 Norfolk, New York 13667
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