Civil Air Patrol - Texarkana Composite Squadron

Civil Air Patrol - Texarkana Composite Squadron The Civil Air Patrol is the official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force. The squadron is focused on providing oppurtunities to all members.

Civil Air Patrol, America's Air Force auxiliary, building the nation's finest force or citizen volunteers serving America.

Civil Air Patrol, America's Air Force auxiliary, building the nation's finest force or citizen volunteers serving America.

Operating as usual

12/01/2021

Today we celebrate 80 years of Civil Air Patrol volunteers serving America’s communities, saving lives, and shaping futures. We honor our past and can’t wait to see what our future holds for our 56,000 auxiliary airmen. If you are or were a CAP member, let us know in the comments when and where you first joined.

Got some great sUAS training done today! Thank you to Capt. Greg Collins and the Texas Wing for having us!
06/27/2021

Got some great sUAS training done today! Thank you to Capt. Greg Collins and the Texas Wing for having us!

We invite you to join the live stream for the ground breaking ceremony today, 12JUN2021, at the Texarkana Regional Airpo...
06/12/2021

We invite you to join the live stream for the ground breaking ceremony today, 12JUN2021, at the Texarkana Regional Airport, where cadets from the 95th will post the colors for the opening of the ceremony. You can access the live stream on the Texarkana Regional Airport page at noon. Thank you for your support!

We invite you to join the live stream for the ground breaking ceremony today, 12JUN2021, at the Texarkana Regional Airport, where cadets from the 95th will post the colors for the opening of the ceremony. You can access the live stream on the Texarkana Regional Airport page at noon. Thank you for your support!

We would like to thank TEACH Texarkana for inviting us to their last Co-op meeting yesterday. At was great seeing all th...
05/08/2021

We would like to thank TEACH Texarkana for inviting us to their last Co-op meeting yesterday. At was great seeing all the projects the students had put together. With presentations from presenting knowledge about Mars to "Shark Tank" and even a fine arts demonstration.
It was also exciting to see them use the robotic arm from Civil Air Patrol aerospace education STEM kits!

Congrats to Cadet Rainwater's accomplishment!
05/05/2021

Congrats to Cadet Rainwater's accomplishment!

Fort Smith Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is proud to announce that Cadet Elizabeth Rainwater will be leaving this summer to attend the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Elizabeth is the daughter of Dale and Tiffany Rainwater of Van Buren.

Cadet Rainwater is currently a senior at Van Buren High School set to graduate this month. She has been active in Civil Air Patrol since November of 2018.

Capt. Janice Podgurski, the local commander said, “We are extremely happy for Elizabeth to get this exciting chance to show the Air Force everything she has showed us in the last 2 ½ years. The Air Force will be getting an outstanding officer in Elizabeth”.

Elizabeth credits part of her success in getting into the Air Force Academy to the Civil Air Patrol by stating, “Getting into the Air Force Academy has been a long process, but I had a lot of help along the way. My parents have been great to take off work to take me to doctor’s appointments and interviews. My friends and church family have also helped me a lot through prayers and encouragement. Civil Air Patrol has exposed me to drill, military uniforms and Air Forces values. Because of CAP, I have had the opportunity to fly, meet several USAFA graduates and current members of the Air Force, and hear their stories about military life. As someone who is not from a military family, the experience and connections I have gained in CAP as a cadet have made the application process much easier and much less stressful.”

Tiffany Rainwater, continued to add, “They say it takes a village, but CAP is the real deal in helping parents shape kids into good citizens. CAP has been a springboard for my daughter getting into an elite college. CAP has exposed her to amazing leaders, great STEM opportunities, and given her opportunities to hone her leadership skills that have made her more confident.”

Capt Podgurski adds, “Not every cadet will go to a service academy. Some of our cadets will join the military, and others will go on to be leaders in their chosen career fields. Some cadets will go to colleges around the country and others might chose to stay close to home in public safety careers. The option is up to the cadet and their family on what they choose to do with their CAP experiences. Our mission is to give young people the tools they need to grow in those choices.”

Cadet Rainwater is the second cadet in the past four years to be accepted into the Air Force Academy. She joins USAFA Cadet Joseph Wittig of Fort Smith, who is currently completing his
junior year. Approximately 10% of all cadets at the USAFA come from Civil Air Patrol.

We would like to thank TEACH Texarkana for inviting Lt. Col. Ainsworth to speak at their meeting last night. The topic w...
04/02/2021

We would like to thank TEACH Texarkana for inviting Lt. Col. Ainsworth to speak at their meeting last night. The topic was "A for aviation. Lt. Col. Ainsworth spoke about the basics of aviation, obtaining a pilots license, and his own experiences as an Air Force Academy graduate and as an Air Force C-130 pilot. Col. Ainsworth also spoke about Civil Air Patrol's missions, cadet life, and how we integrate aviation into those roles.

At Sunday's meeting we held a presentation for C/2nd Lt. Cox, where awards were also handed out. C/SSgt Nash received hi...
03/23/2021
Area Civil Air Patrol Cadets Recognized for Achievements | Texarkana Today

At Sunday's meeting we held a presentation for C/2nd Lt. Cox, where awards were also handed out. C/SSgt Nash received his Wright Brother's award and the squadron was presented with its 6th straight AEX award.

A press release was submitted and published on TXK today.

https://txktoday.com/news/area-civil-air-patrol-cadets-recognized-for-achievements/

Civil Air Patrol’s 95th Composite Squadron, Texarkana, recognized the achievements of their cadets in a ceremony during their regular meeting on March 21, 2021, at their building located at the Texarkana, Ark airport. Civil Air Patrol’s Cadet Program is aimed at molding today’s youth into tomo...

Civil Air Patrol can give you an edge when applying for scholarships or to service academies. If you are interested in e...
03/11/2021
Five Reasons ROTC Scholarship Applicants Need to Join Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol can give you an edge when applying for scholarships or to service academies. If you are interested in either check out this article message us for more information on joining Civil Air Patrol.

https://rotcconsulting.com/rotc-applicants-and-civil-air-patrol/

Learning to fly airplanes is one of the most ambitious career goals you can have today. Individuals who are 12-18 years old have an opportunity to make themselves, family, and, most importantly, the country proud. After all, who doesn’t like the idea of saving lives and help usher a more era of pe...

Congrats to Cadet Visser achieving the rank of C/Airman 1st Class.
03/01/2021

Congrats to Cadet Visser achieving the rank of C/Airman 1st Class.

Congrats to Cadet Visser achieving the rank of C/Airman 1st Class.

FYI If you are interested in attending the ARWG encampment, start planning now! Staff applications are due in by 28FEB20...
02/25/2021

FYI If you are interested in attending the ARWG encampment, start planning now! Staff applications are due in by 28FEB2021.

2021 Arkansas Encampment: What you need to know NOW!!

We will need to be in Phase 3 of COVID remob before 10 JUNE (currently we are in Phase 1)

Encampment will be held at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock

Save the dates:
Staff report 29 July NLT 1600
Cadets Students (1st time encampment goers) Report 30 July NLT 1600
Cadet Pass and Review (release date) 6 August

PARENTS, if you have not done so already, apply for CEAP on your cadets eServices accounts. DO THIS NOW!! (Need help, let us know ASAP)

Cadet Staff:
Applications (Resumes) for Cadet Commander, Cadet Vice Commander, Cadet Operations Officer (New position) are NOW OPEN!! Applications are due NLT 28 Feb!! (prefer C/Capt or above)
Other applications for all other positions will be due NLT 31 March.
*We will have new positions in Cadet Operations (A3 staff).
**Cadets from other wings may apply, BUT your wing needs to be in Phase 3 for you to attend, therefore priority will be given to Arkansas Wing Cadets first.
*** There will NOT be an NCOA at this encampment. All cadets wanting staff positions will be placed somewhere.
**** Send emails back to Wing Cadet Programs Officer Capt Probus [email protected] AND Msgt Podgurski [email protected]

You will need 2 pairs of ABU pants and one ABU shirt. If you need these items, see your unit supply person soon! You will also need black shorts for this encampment.

We are planning to fly ... A LOT! (Possibility as many as three different times)

This morning we participated in the Arkansas Wing's remote SAREX. We worked with Cadets on their compass skills.
12/12/2020

This morning we participated in the Arkansas Wing's remote SAREX. We worked with Cadets on their compass skills.

Here's an interesting fact, 2 CAP members from the 1940's produced kit cars until 1970. Look for this and other interest...
12/04/2020
50 car companies that no longer exist

Here's an interesting fact, 2 CAP members from the 1940's produced kit cars until 1970. Look for this and other interesting facts of car manufacturers that no longer exists.

https://omaha.com/business/investment/personal-finance/50-car-companies-that-no-longer-exist/collection_f55757bc-1680-58a8-8797-9e2734575294.html#44

Stacker compiled a list of 50 car companies that no longer exist from various historical sources, including car club websites and Hemmings Motor News.

This morning the Cadets of the 95th Composite Squadron participated in Texarkana's annual Veteran's Parade! Thank you to...
11/14/2020

This morning the Cadets of the 95th Composite Squadron participated in Texarkana's annual Veteran's Parade! Thank you to Texarkana Area Veterans Council for holding this event to honor our local veterans! Our commander, Lt. Col. Ainsworth, was recruited as a judge.

At today's meeting we worked on getting back in the swing of things. Cadets had uniform inspections and worked on color ...
11/02/2020

At today's meeting we worked on getting back in the swing of things. Cadets had uniform inspections and worked on color guard, practicing for the upcoming Veterans Day Parade on NOV. 14.

If you were at Bringle Lake's East park in Texarkana, Texas today, you may have seen something that looked a bit a odd. ...
10/31/2020

If you were at Bringle Lake's East park in Texarkana, Texas today, you may have seen something that looked a bit a odd. A group dressed up in uniforms possibly mistaken for Halloween costumes, with strange beeping antennas wandering around the park. They were not looking for aliens or getting an early start on Zombie hunting. It was Civil Air Patrol's local squadron, the 95th Composite Squadron, Texarkana, training to locate an emergency location transmitter, or an ELT.

The training group was practicing what is called Urban Direction Finding or UDF. Today, ELTs are not limited to aircraft, other vehicles such as boats, personal flotation devices and even personal beacons can be found. Emergency transmitters are not always going to be found in the event of a plane crash in a field. In the past, CAP has found transmitters in warehouses, government facilities and many more various inconspicuous locations. So training in diverse environments is vital to a unit’s success.

About Civil Air Patrol

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.

Anyone interested getting trained as a Storm Spotter please see below.
10/24/2020

Anyone interested getting trained as a Storm Spotter please see below.

Want to learn how to become a storm spotter? We are partnering up with US National Weather Service Norman Oklahoma to offer two special, virtual spotter training sessions! Both will happen the week of #NWF2020, and more details can be found below!

We have always used the T-33 as a landmark for meetings at the park. If you ever wondered about some of it's history. Yo...
09/15/2020
Mystery of the Plane Located at Spring Lake Park - Texarkana FYI

We have always used the T-33 as a landmark for meetings at the park. If you ever wondered about some of it's history. You can check it out here. As a squadron, we done some work in cleaning up the aircraft.

Everybody that has spent a lot of years in Texarkana as heard people use “by the plane at Spring Lake Park” in giving directions as to where the birthday party is. All of my life I think the jet plane has been at the park but I never really knew the history of it, andRead More

Today we had our first in person meeting with the cadets. Due to air conditioning situation at the squadron we met in ci...
09/14/2020

Today we had our first in person meeting with the cadets. Due to air conditioning situation at the squadron we met in civilian attire. Col. Ainsworth presented the Character Development lesson remotely. The cadets learned about Civil Air Patrol's Five Pillars of Wellness, with the emphasis on Spirit.

A display plane was donated to the squadron, that required some assembly. A few of the cadets did a fantastic job putting it together.

The cadets also got perform a few projects with the Snap Circuits STEM kit.

Congratulations to Cadet Nash for promoting to Airman First Class!

The only Skyhawk in the New York sky
09/12/2020
The only Skyhawk in the New York sky

The only Skyhawk in the New York sky

A Civil Air Patrol crew of three officers photographed what was left of the World Trade Center on September 12, 2001, a mission that affected their lives in different ways.

Civil Air Patrol Teams with Unmanned Safety Institute on UAS Safety and Education - UASweekly.com
07/31/2020
Civil Air Patrol Teams with Unmanned Safety Institute on UAS Safety and Education - UASweekly.com

Civil Air Patrol Teams with Unmanned Safety Institute on UAS Safety and Education - UASweekly.com

Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the leading aviation-based safety training and industry certification provider for unmanned operations, has teamed with Civil Air Patrol (CAP) to address unmanned aerial systems (UAS) safety and education nationally. CAP and USI have agreed to cooperate on enhancing....

Join the NESA Ground Search and Rescue Staff for virtual learning of Ground Team Tasks!Our virtual sessions will provide...
06/20/2020
Distance Learning

Join the NESA Ground Search and Rescue Staff for virtual learning of Ground Team Tasks!
Our virtual sessions will provide the knowledge for Ground Team Tasks as taught at the National Emergency Services Academy.
Thursdays and 8PM Eastern starting June 25th!
We are planning 6 initial sessions covering all GTM 3 Familiarization and Preparatory and some Advanced task training. Each session will be an hour each.
With these virtual learning sessions, participants will be able to view ground team topics and ask questions in the Microsoft Teams Virtual environment to the NESA staff.
Registration for the sessions is free and can be found on the NESA web site, E-LEARNING
https://nesa.cap.gov/distance-learning
Note: At this time, task sign-offs will remain at the local level with local SET or ES Officers.

The 2020 National Emergency Services Academy Ground Search and Rescue School has gone virtual! We will be hosting webinars via Microsoft Teams (Live Events), each Thursday, at 20:00 EDT, from June 25 through July 30.

05/26/2020
NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV

We are about 24 hours away from the NASA SpaceX Dragon Crew Launch. See the link below for social activities.

https://youtu.be/21X5lGlDOfg

Direct from America's space program to YouTube, watch NASA TV live streaming here to get the latest from our exploration of the universe and learn how we dis...

05/17/2020

SM Cpt Kayla Sartor and Lt Coy Nickerson were asked to help Support Simms FD with tornado damage in Bowie Co.

03/15/2020

In accordance with our National Headquarters, we will suspend all non mission essential activities. This includes cadet activities, meetings, etc.. This suspension is temporary and is expected resume May 17, 2020.

Last week the 95th pinned our newest cadet officer, Cadet 2nd Lt. Nathan Cox. During that promotion Cadet Master Sgt. Zo...
02/17/2020

Last week the 95th pinned our newest cadet officer, Cadet 2nd Lt. Nathan Cox. During that promotion Cadet Master Sgt. Zoe McIntyre was promoted to Cadet Senior Master Sgt. and earned the title as the squadron's Cadet First Sgt.

During yesterday's meeting we held a Cadet Change of Command Ceremony, in which Cadet Capt. Gabriel Green relinquished command to Cadet 2nd Lt. Cox. Capt. Green will now act as the Squadron's Executive Officer.

Please help us in congratulating our Cadets in their achievements!

Address

55 Quonset Dr. # 13
Texarkana, AR
71854

Opening Hours

2pm - 5pm

Telephone

(903) 244-2394

Website

ar095.cap.gov/

Products

Citizens Serving Communities

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Civil Air Patrol - Texarkana Composite Squadron posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Civil Air Patrol - Texarkana Composite Squadron:

Videos

Our Story

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent 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 78 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 76 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans.


Other Public & Government Services in Texarkana

Show All

Comments

Here is your aerospace education for the day. Due to cross winds this airliner has to cant their approach also called crab the aircraft. This is where the pilot starts the approach from an angle the flies the aircraft almost sideways, in a sweeping motion, as shown here.
Your aerospace education for the day.
Those going to Fun at the Fort tomorrow meet at the Squadron by 10:30am (except those in Ashdown). We will depart by 11.
Angie Nickerson on the 60 ft repel tower.
It is that time again to begin thinking about next summer's Joint OK/AR Wing Encampment and begin building the staff for another amazing week! The 2018 OK/AR Wing Encampment is tentatively scheduled for 2-9 June (1-9 for Staff) at Ft. Sill, OK. However, this is subject to change if real-world military requirements dictate otherwise. All encampment staff positions are open to Oklahoma and Arkansas Wing members. I hope and expect that this encampment will be an integrated staff with members from our wings as well as other wings. Application instructions for senior and cadet staff have been emailed out. However, to apply, each applicant will submit a CAPF 31, and their own eServices member search report (Administration> Member Search> (find yourself)> Member Search Report link (should be lower left side, under the spot for a picture). A resume or curriculum vitae is optional. The takeaways from the application instructions are: Seniors: - Staff positions are open to OK and AR wings (as well as other wings). - Must have completed Level 1 to serve on staff. - Critical Staff position applications are due 10 January 2018 (see attachment). Cadets: - Staff positions are open to OK and AR wings (as well as other wings). - Must have previously attended and graduated an encampment. - Cadet Command Staff applications are due 10 January 2018. Please read the emailed application letter and position descriptions for more information. If you have not received the application instructions, email me at [email protected]. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Hope everyone has a Happy New Year! V/R Joseph E. Rucker, Lt Col, CAP Commander, 2018 OK/AR Wing Encampment