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.
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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.

Mission: Supporting America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space, and cyber power.

Operating as usual

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!

The 95th had the honor of building and launching rockets with the the Hooks Trail Life Troop. We had 6 cadets, 6 Trailme...
11/17/2019

The 95th had the honor of building and launching rockets with the the Hooks Trail Life Troop. We had 6 cadets, 6 Trailmen and one cadet recruit build and launch their first rockets.

We launched two "team rockets" one of which landed a few feet from the launch pad!

The 95th had the honor of building and launching rockets with the the Hooks Trail Life Troop. We had 6 cadets, 6 Trailmen and one cadet recruit build and launch their first rockets.

We launched two "team rockets" one of which landed a few feet from the launch pad!

The 95th had the honor of building and launching rockets with the the Hooks Trail Life Troop. We had 6 cadets, 6 Trailme...
11/17/2019

The 95th had the honor of building and launching rockets with the the Hooks Trail Life Troop. We had 6 cadets, 6 Trailmen and one cadet recruit build and launch their first rockets.

We launched two "team rockets" one of which landed a few feet from the launch pad!

The 95th had the honor of building and launching rockets with the the Hooks Trail Life Troop. We had 6 cadets, 6 Trailmen and one cadet recruit build and launch their first rockets.

We launched two "team rockets" one of which landed a few feet from the launch pad!

Rockets with Trail Life! Building of individual rockets is complete!
11/16/2019

Rockets with Trail Life! Building of individual rockets is complete!

The Arkansas wing will host a Summer Encampment. Please follow the link for more information on cadet staff applications...
11/05/2019
Encampment

The Arkansas wing will host a Summer Encampment. Please follow the link for more information on cadet staff applications.

Encampment Cadets and staff will be staying at Camp Robinson and there will be daily activities and classes at both Camp Robinson and the Little Rock Air Force Base through-out encampment.  Staff will report on Friday 19 June 2020. Encampment Graduation will be held on Saturday 27 June 2020.

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Dallas held their Education Day on Oct. 25, 2019. the 95th took a small gro...
10/26/2019

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Dallas held their Education Day on Oct. 25, 2019. the 95th took a small group to the event.

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Dallas held their Education Day on Oct. 25, 2019. the 95th took a small group to the event.

Post CAF Education day lunch at Brahms. More photos to come.
10/25/2019

Post CAF Education day lunch at Brahms. More photos to come.

10/18/2019
Arkansas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol

Arkansas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol

Please help us congratulate Lt. Col. Bobby Allison, recently named the Arkansas Wing Commander. On Sat 19 Oct. 2019. he will succeed Col. Arthur Formanek, who has served the wing faithfully for the past four years. All Arkansas Wing members are encouraged to attend and celebrate our commanders as they embark on their new journeys.

Civil Air Patrol will install Lt Col Bobby Allison of Little Rock, Ark., as the new Arkansas Wing Commander in a Change of Command ceremony at Arkansas Wing Headquarters this weekend. Lt Col Allison, outgoing commander of the 42nd Composite Squadron in Little Rock, will be promoted to the grade of Colonel and succeed Col. Arthur Formanek at the helm of Arkansas’ Civil Air Patrol (US Air Force Auxiliary).

Bobby Allison is a native Arkansan, graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and employed by the Arkansas Department of Transportation. Lt Col Allison’s exceptional leadership as a CAP Incident Commander is responsible for many years of successful evaluations through recurring Air Force inspections and Civil Air Patrol exercises.

CAP’s Southwest Region Commander Col. Joe Smith will officiate as the Arkansas Wing guideon is transferred from Col Formanek to Col Allison. Arkansas National Guard commander Maj Gen Kendall Penn and other distinguished guests will be in attendance.

WHAT: Civil Air Patrol Change of Command, Arkansas Wing
WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:00 am
WHERE: Arkansas Wing Headquarters
2201 Crisp Drive, Little Rock

We've had an exciting weekend here at the 95th. Saturday, the cadets helped the Fly-in at Hall-Miller Airport in Atlanta...
10/07/2019

We've had an exciting weekend here at the 95th. Saturday, the cadets helped the Fly-in at Hall-Miller Airport in Atlanta, TX!

Today, we gained two cadets, promoted 5 cadets, and had a visit from a friend of the squadron!

Did you know that Civil Air Patrol has curriculum for students in grades K-12. CAP also has STEM kits with teacher resou...
10/02/2019
Educator Orientation Flight Fires Texas Teacher's Classroom Plans

Did you know that Civil Air Patrol has curriculum for students in grades K-12. CAP also has STEM kits with teacher resources to be taught in the classroom or at home for families that home school! As an added bonus Teachers who sign up as Aerospace education members are eligible for flights in CAP aircraft!

Grand Prairie, Texas, educator Deanna Chapman's plans for her classroom continued to climb even after the end of her recent Teacher Orientation Program Flight (TOP Flight) ride with 2nd Lt. John Brookby of the Texas Wing’s Crusader Composite Squadron Chapman is a CAP aerospace education membe...

09/22/2019

We will be meeting at Spring Lake Park today over by the college softball field.

09/08/2019
Fun At The Fort

This video is an overview of the activities at last month's Fun at the Fort at Fort Chaffee.

In case you missed the all the action! This is just a bit what the Cadets were able to experience during Fun at the Fort!

09/08/2019
Fun At The Fort

Last month was the 3rd annual Fun at the Fort. This is the Curry Flight, these Cadets had not earned their first promotion. Curry Camp meets all the requirements for their Curry Award and they got their first orientation ride during Fun at the Fort.

Curry Camp, which follows CAP's Great Start Program, is an opportunity for cadets to meet all the requiments of the Curry Milestone. In what may take several weeks at their squadrons, cadets earn their Curry in three days. There were 9 cadets in the program this year and a total of 11 cadets went on their first Orientation Ride during Fun at the Fort!

Great organization for youth and adult.
09/07/2019

Great organization for youth and adult.

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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.


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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.
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