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History of the Middle East Region
Civil Air Patrol
United States Air Force Auxiliary

2014
Narrative

Written by Major Joseph E. Myers CAP
Middle East Region Historian

Col John M. Knowles CAP
Commander Middle East Region

SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED
RCS NCHO (CAP)

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HISTORY
OF THE
MIDDLE EAST REGION
CIVIL AIR PATROL
1 January – 31 December 2014
Assigned to
Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary

Headquartered at
Ashton, Maryland

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Joseph Myers
Maj. CAP
Region Historian

John M. Knowles
Col. CAP
Region Commander

Office of Origin: MER/HO
Derived from:
Multiple Sources
If declassified, review document to ensure material is not CONFIDENTIAL and exempt under
NCGS §132-1.2 (2002), before making public release.

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(U) The overall classification of this document is SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED
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States and emergency response capabilities of the State of North Carolina. The law
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Limitations on use of membership lists. CONFIDENTIAL BUT UNCLASSIFIED
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certain trusts, before making a public release.

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Statistics by Wing
Wing Statistics MER
DE (Delaware)
258 Senior members
122 Cadets
80 Aircrew personnel
268 Emergency responders
Squadrons
10 locations statewide
Aircraft
5 single engine
Vehicles
12 vehicles
Interoperable Communications
5 VHF/FM repeaters
64 VHF/FM stations
10 HF stations
Missions
2 Search and rescue missions
1 Find
21 Other state support missions
77 Orientation flights
Total Hours Flown 1,066.9
MD (Maryland)
781 Senior members
689 Cadets
216 Aircrew personnel
774Emergency responders
Squadrons
35 locations statewide
Aircraft
11 single engine
Vehicles
34 vehicles
Interoperable Communications
13 VHF/FM repeaters
117 VHF/FM stations
16 HF stations
Missions
8 Search and rescue missions
5 Finds
28 Other state support missions
782 Orientation flights
Total Hours Flown 2,245.4
National Capitol
34 Senior members
161 Cadets
91 Aircrew personnel
226 Emergency responders
Squadrons
8 locations statewide
Aircraft
4 single engine
13 vehicles
Interoperable Communications
6 VHF/FM repeaters
77 VHF/FM stations
8 HF stations

Wing Commander: Col Michael Moyer CAP

Wing Commander: Col William Parris, CAP

Wing Commander: Col Bruce Heinlein CAP

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Missions
16 other support missions
161 cadet orientation flights
Total Hours Flown 1,150
North Carolina
818 Senior members
771 cadets
299 Aircrew personnel
934 Emergency responders
Squadrons
38 locations statewide
Aircraft
12 single engine
1 glider
Vehicles
19 vehicles
Interoperable Communications
13 VHF/FM fixed repeaters
2 VHF/FM airborne/technical
Repeaters
242 VHF/FM stations
39 HF stations
Missions
11 Search and rescue missions
5 Finds
1 Save
7 Other state support missions
988 Orientation flights
Total Hours Flown 2,569.9
South Carolina
496 Senior members
283 Cadets
143 Aircrew personnel
460 Emergency responders
Squadrons
19 locations statewide
Aircraft
9 single engine
1 glider
Vehicles
23 vehicles
Interoperable Communications
11 VHF/FM repeaters
168 VHF/FM stations
30 HF stations
Missions
7 Search and rescue missions
4 finds
24 other state support missions
815 Orientation flights
Total Hours Flown 1,872.7
VA (Virginia)
922 Senior members
774 Cadets
192 Aircrew personnel
872 Emergency responders
Squadrons
24 locations statewide
Aircraft
11 single engine
1 glider
Vehicles
24 vehicles
Interoperable Communications

Wing Commander: Col David Crawford CAP

Wing Commander: Col Francis Smith CAP

Wing Commander: Col James A. Covel CAP

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14 VHF/FM repeaters
225 VHF/FM stations
41 HF stations
Missions
10 Search and rescue missions
9 finds
12 Other state support missions
853 Orientation flights
Total Hours Flown 2,068

West Virginia
372 Senior members
236 cadets
81 Aircrew personnel
368 Emergency responders
Squadrons
15 locations statewide
Aircraft
6 single engine
1 glider
Vehicles
24 vehicles
Interoperable Communications
11 VHF/FM repeaters
173 VHF/FM stations
33 HF stations
Missions
1 Search and rescue mission
4 Other state support missions
263 Orientation flights
Total Hours Flown 1,222.2

Wing Commander: Col Paul McCroskey CAP

Awards
Cadet Awards For 2014
Spaatz
9
Eaker

15

Earhart

47

Mitchell

149

Senior Member Awards for 2014
Gill Rob Wilson
13
Garber

33

Leoning

64

Change of Command
16 August Col Larry Ragland was named as the National Executive Officer for CAP,
Col Raymond Lyon was named as interim MER Commander during the selection process for new Region
Commander.
1 October Col John Knowles is appointed as the new MER Commander.

Public Affairs
Public affairs initiatives conducted by the 7 wings within the Middle East Region were varied,
and active. Though the list looks sparse, each wing had significant media coverage and public
recognition for 2014.

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The following is a short list of some of the activities that our region and wings participated in as a
whole:
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Each Wing along with Region has a pro-active website that provides internal and
external (public) information. Some of the external information includes photos and
news releases about CAP activities.
Each Wing participated in multiple “community support” activities including Color
Guard Color Presentations, Parades, Air Shows, manning AF Recruiting Booths.
Each Wing contacted WW II Veterans for presentation of the prestigious
Congressional Gold Medal (Award/Recognition) to recognize CAP members and
their contributions and efforts in the early years of WWII.
Each Wing participated in the Red Ribbon Week, drug awareness initiative.
Significant media coverage includes: Recognition by government officials for
training events, Spaatz and Earhart awards, new commanders, orientation flights, tree
lighting ceremonies, Veteran’s Day honors and more.
Participated in the annual national “Legislative Day” activities held in Washington,
DC
Each Wing participated in the annual national “Wreaths Across America” event,
laying wreaths in Veteran Cemeteries across their wing.
Wings throughout participated in various ES missions, which yielded public
awareness.

Middle East Region staff members also participated in many activities in support of our wings
and local units.

Middle East Region Summary statistics for 2014;

Statistics for 2013;

12,132.7 Hours Flown

12,555 Hours Flown

3,708 Orientation Flights

4262 Orientation Flights

151 Missions, 33 Finds, and 1Save

203 Missions, 43 Finds

68 Aircraft

58 Aircraft

4 Gliders

3 Gliders

149 Other Vehicles

163 Other Vehicles

74 VHF/FM Repeaters
1,066 VHF/FM stations
177 HF Stations

74 VHF/ FM Repeaters
1,066 VHF/ FM Stations
177 HF Stations

3,681 Senior Members
3,036 Cadet Members
Total Personnel 6,717
146 Squadrons

3,963 Senior Members
3,279 Cadet Members
7,242 Total Personnel
157 Squadrons

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APPENDIX 1
GLOSSARY
AF

United States Air Force

CAP

Civil Air Patrol

DDR

Drug Demand Reduction

Eaker

Cadet Award awarded for completion of phase 4 of the
cadet Program. This award is named for General Ira C. Eaker

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Earhart

Cadet Award awarded for completion of phase 3 of the cadet
program. This award is named for Amelia Earhart

Gill Rob Wilson

The Gill Robb Wilson Award is Civil Air Patrol’s (CAP) highest award
for senior member professional development.

Garber

The Paul E. Garber Award is given to Civil Air Patrol members who
complete Level IV of the Senior Member Professional Development
Program.

Leoning

The Grover Loening Award is given to Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members
who complete Level III of the Senior Member Professional Development
Program

HF

High Frequency

MER

Middle East Region Civil Air Patrol

Mitchell

4th Highest cadet award named for General Billy Mitchell

Repeater

VHF/FM

A radio repeater is an electronic device that receives a weak or low-level
radio signal and retransmits it at a higher level or higher power
Very High Frequency/Frequency Modulation

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APPENDIX 2
BIBLOGRAPHY
1. Civil Air Patrol National Website/ Volunteer/ Cadet Awards
2. Middle East Region Staff E-Mails
3. Civil Air Patrol Report Archives
4. 2013 Middle East Region Annual History Report.

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