File #1254: "2014 Mississippi Wing History"

2014 Mississippi Wing History

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History
of

Mississippi Wing
Civil Air Patrol
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

1 January 2014 – 31 December 2014

Prepared by
Capt Robert Fritzius, CAP
Wing Historian

Reviewed by

Col Mallory D. Woodcock
Mississippi Wing Commander

Mississippi Wing Headquarters
Hawkins Field
Wing HQ, Mississippi

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Table of Contents
1. Frontispiece
2. Table of Contents
3. Abbreviations Used in This Report
4. Map of 2014 Mississippi Wing Units
5. Wing Staff Roster (Including Personnel Changes in 2014)
9. Mississippi Subordinate Units (Including Commander Changes in 2014)
11. First Cadet Wing Conference and O-Flights – Louisville
14. MS 102 (Meridian) Cadet Promoted to Highest Rank
15. CAP Recruiting at Columbus AFB Blue Angels air show
16. Mississippi Recipients of SER Year End Awards for 2013
16. Mississippi Wing Commander’s Commendation Award
17. Annual Awards Banquet 20 July 2014
18. MS 072 (Hattiesburg) Historical Report for 2014
20. ELT Search in NW Mississippi
21. Spaatz Award – Cadet Col Jonathan Hester
21. MSWG Personnel Slated to Participate in a National Activity in 2014
22. Sundown Patrol Assist in Rescue of Stranded Boat Crew
23. Joe Webb – One of our Greatest Generation
24. In Memoriam – Wing Members Who Passed Away in 2014
24. Special Wing Awards
25. Mississippi Wing Accomplishments July 2013 to December 2014
26. Mississippi Wing Chronology 2014

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Abbreviations Used in This Report
AED = Automated External Defibrillator
AOBD = Air Operations Branch Director
CAC = Cadet Advisory Council
CAP = Civil Air Patrol
CC= Commander
CD = Counter Drug
CLC = Corporate Learning Course
CPR = Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
DPD = Director of Professional Development (Wing)
DO = Director of Operations
DR = Disaster Recovery
ELT = Emergency Locator Transmitter
FAAST= Federal Aviation Agency Safety Team
FRO = Flight Release Officer
HC=Chaplain
IR = Instrument Route (Low Level surveys)
LL = Low Level (Supporting 14th Flying Training Wing)
MDMR = Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
MPPF = Mission Pilot Proficiency Flight
MSWG=Mississippi Wing (CAP)
NWS = National Weather Service
O = Observer
OPS = Operations
ORIDE = Observer Ride
RELO = Relocate Aircraft
SAR = Search and Rescue
SAREX = Search and Rescue Exercise
SER = South East Region (CAP)
SLS = Squadron Leadership Course
SQ = Squadron
SUI = Subordinate Unit Inspection
TLC = Training Leaders of Cadets
UCC = Unit Commander’s Course
UDF = Urban Direction Finding
VR = Visual Route (Low Level surveys)
WG = Wing

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Mississippi Wing is a member of Civil Air Patrol’s Southeast Region (SER) commanded
by Col. Alvin J. Bedgood. Civil Air Patrol units of the SER serve in the states of
Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and the Commonwealth of Puerto
Rico.

Map of 2014 Mississippi Wing Units

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Wing Staff Roster
Including Personnel Changes
During 2014
MS 001 Mississippi Wing Headquarters (Jackson)
Hawkins Field Airport, Jackson MS
Dept

Position

Names
New appointments

MSWG HQ

Wing Administrator

Mrs. Cindy Sayre

Cmd Staff

Wing Commander (CC)

Col Mallory Woodcock

Cmd Staff

Vice Commander (CV)

Lt Col Richard Hodges

Cmd Staff

Chief of Staff (CS)

Lt Col Alan Sayre

Cmd Staff

Deputy Chief of Staff

Lt Col Hank Rogers

Cmd Staff

Deputy Chief of Staff

Col Becky Tilton

Cmd Staff

CAP-USAF Liaison Reg ADO

Mr. John Carnduff

Cmd Staff

Inspector General

Capt Gary Turner

Cmd Staff

Asst. Inspector General

Lt Col Keith Riddle

Cmd Staff

Asst. Inspector General

Maj Jo Kelly
Lt Col Danny Watson

Cmd Staff

Government Affairs

Col Becky Tilton

Cmd Staff

Gov't Affairs Assistant

vacant (was Capt Steve Hutton)
Lt Col Leland Smith

Cmd Staff

Gov’t Affairs Assistant

Capt Jon Maynard

Cmd Staff

Dir of Safety (SE)

Capt Joe Pevey
Maj Jo Kelly

Cmd Staff

Assistant Dir of Safety

1st Lt Phillip Pickle
Maj Jo Kelly
vacant

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Cmd Staff

Dir of Administration (DA)

Lt Col Edith Street

Cmd Staff

Dir of Plans and Programs (DPP)

Lt Col Edith Street

Cmd Staff

Personnel Officer (PO)

Lt Col Edith Street

Cmd Staff

Dir of Recruiting & Retention.

vacant
2nd Lt Steve Hutton

Cmd Staff

Public Affairs Officer (PAO) Capt Jon Maynard

Cmd Staff

Finance Officer (FO)

Col Tim Carroll

Cmd Staff

Legal Officer

Col Tim Carroll

Cmd Staff

Chaplain

Lt Col Hal Lee
Lt Col David Smelser

Cmd Staff

Deputy Chaplain (ES)

Lt Col David Smelser
vacant

Cmd Staff

Testing Officer

Lt Col Morris Middleton
vacant

Ops/ES

Dir of Operations (DO)

Capt Jerry Eichelberger
Capt Jay Staats

Ops/ES

Dir of Emergency Services (DOS)

Lt Col James Wiley
Lt Col Mike Hainsey

Ops/Es

DOS Asst

Lt Col James Wiley
vacant

Ops ES

Disaster Relief Officer (SAR)

Maj Gary Hornosky

Ops ES

ES Training Officer

Lt Col Steve Warner

Ops/ES

DO Assist Flight Operations

Maj Trey Breckenridge

Ops/ES

DO Asst Flight Ops - WX

1st Lt Brian Koeneke
vacant

Ops/ES

AMO

Lt Col Wes Bennett

Ops/ES

D/AMO

Maj Randy Eddy

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Ops/ES

Standard/Evaluations - DOV

Capt Jay Staats
Capt Jerry Eichelberger

Ops/ES

Asst/DOV

Lt Col Bob Smalley

Ops/ES

Asst/DOV

Maj Irv Hansen

Ops/ES

CDO

Lt Col Kathleen Wiley
Lt Col Hank Rogers

Ops/ES

Chief Glider Pilot

Lt Col Alfred Fernandez

Ops/ES

HLS

Lt Col Kathleen Wiley
Vacant

Comms

Dir of Comms (DOK)

Lt Col Robert Kilroy

Comms

Asst DOK

Lt Col Morris Middleton
vacant

Comms

Asst DOK

Capt Jacky Swartz

Comms

MS Wireless Commission Rep.

SM Wayne Vaughn

AE

DAE

Capt Shaun Kelly

AE Asst

DAE (Internal)

Capt Shaun Kelly

AE Asst

DAE (External)

Lt Col Morris Middleton
vacant

AE Asst

DAE (External)

Maj Dale Robinson

Prof Dev

Director Professional Development Lt Col David Younce

Prof Dev

Asst DPD

Capt Shaun Kelly

Historian

HO

Capt Robert Fritzius

Cadet Progs

DCP

Maj Jason Diaz
Capt Danny Carter

Cadet Progs

DDCP

Capt Danny Carter
Maj Jason Diaz

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Cadet Progs

DDCP

Capt Shaun Kelly
Capt Orvis Shiyou

Logistics

DLG

Maj Kristy Williams

Logistics

LGT

Capt Rodney Fernandez

Info Tech

ISO

Maj Trey Breckenridge

Info Tech

Webmaster

Capt Brad Haynes

Medical

Medical Officer (SO)

Lt Col John Hey

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Mississippi Subordinate Wing Units in 2014
(Including Commander Changes)
Unit information is listed in the following order:
Unit Number, Name, (City)
Unit Commander (with annotations of command changes)
Meeting Location
Mailing Address
Special Notes
MS 048 Col Berta A. Edge Composite Squadron (Biloxi)
Capt Nate Crawford
1st Lt Pamela Bond
Hercules and Phantom Streets, Bryan Hall Bldg 6901, Keesler AFB (Weeks 1 & 3)
Million Air Gulfport-Biloxi, 1100 Hangar Rd., Gulfport, MS (Weeks 2 & 4)
P.O. Box 5378 Biloxi, MS 39534
MS 050 Steve Launius Composite Squadron (Oxford)
Lt Col Hugh Sloan
Rayner Terminal Building, Oxford University Airport
607 Ridgewood Manor Drive, Oxford MS 38655-2411
MS 051 Singing River Senior Squadron (Pascagoula)
Lt Col Danny Watson
Trent Lott International Airport, 8301 Saracennia Rd, Moss Point, MS
19200 Branch Rd, Moss Point, MS 39562-9422
MS 057 Golden Triangle Composite Squadron (Columbus)
Capt Zach Roland
Seniors – 2nd Floor Conference Room - Golden Triangle Regional Airport
Cadets – Hangar M, Golden Triangle Regional Airport
2080 Airport Road; Columbus, MS 39701
MS 066 Diamondhead Composite Squadron (Diamondhead)
Maj Irv Hansen
7250 Stennis Airport Drive, Bay St. Louis, MS
7223 Live Oak Way, Pass Christian, MS 39571
MS 072 Pine Belt Composite Squadron (Hattiesburg)
Capt Lt Randy Broussard
Hattiesburg Fire Academy, 53 Academy Road, Hattiesburg
2392 Mississippi Hwy 43, Silver Creek, MS 39663

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MS 096 DeSoto Composite Squadron (Olive Branch)
Capt Thomas Osborne
Capt James Harris
Southaven Parks & Recreation Center (Olive Branch)
3335 Pine Tar Alley, Olive Branch, MS 38762
MS 099 Eagle Composite Squadron (Tupelo)
Lt Col Ken Pollock
120 Lemons Dr, Tupelo
8155 Hwy 363, Mantachie, MS 38855
Terry Anderson served as MS 099 SQ/CC for 7+ years.
MS 100 Maj James McKinnie Composite Squadron (Jackson)
Capt Charles Wells
Mississippi Wing Headquarters, Hawkins Field Airport
1635 Airport Drive, Jackson, MS
106 E Sunset Dr, Brandon MS 39042
MS 102 G.V. Montgomery Composite Squadron (Meridian)
Capt Doug Hester
Lt Col David Younce
186th Air National Guard Base, Building 3301, Key Field, Meridian
8218 Lizelia Rd, Meridian, MS 39305
MS 107 Lt Col Richard E. Albee -- Panola County Cadet Squadron (Batesville)
Capt Trey Manning
Maj William Reinhardt
Panola County Airport, Batesville (2nd Floor of Terminal Building)
22003 U.S. Highway 51, Scobey, MS 38953-2411
MS 109 Vicksburg Composite Squadron (Vicksburg)
Capt Shaun Kelly
Seniors - 179 Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport Road, Tallulah, LA
Cadets - Vicksburg Municipal Airport – 5887 Highway 61 South
P.O. Box 820336, Vicksburg, MS 39182
MS 110 Charles S. Metcalf -- Composite Squadron (Cleveland)
Maj Sam Washington
924 Airport Service Road, Cleveland, MS
85 Morrison Chapel Rd., Cleveland MS 38732
MS 111 Madison Cadet Flight
Capt Arvil A. Ward
7454 Old Canton Rd, Madison, MS
460 Longwood Trail, Madison, MS 39110

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MS 999 Mississippi Legislative Squadron (Jackson)
Lt Col Rita Martinson
Mississippi State Capitol Building
For all enquiries, contact Col Rebecca Tilton

First Mississippi Wing Cadet Wing Conference
at Lake Tiak-O’Khata
O-Flights at Louisville Airport
18-20 January 2014

Cadets at Operation Louisville - Photo courtesy of 2nd Lt Robert Fritzius
Info compiled by 2nd Lt Kent Adams

ALL AVAILABLE AIRCRAFT IN THE MISSISSIPPI WING GATHERED FOR THE
DAY TO CONDUCT ORIENTATION FLIGHTS FOR THE CADET CONFERENCE
FIRST EVER CADET CONFERENCE IN THE MISSISSIPPI WING

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The cadet conference held in Louisville, Mississippi at Lake Tiak O’ Khata had many
high points during the weekend of January 18-20. Orientation rides for the qualifying
cadets numbered no less that 25. In order to accomplish the mammoth task of providing
such a large number of orientation rides in a relatively short period of time would take the
planning and coordination of the entire CAP Mississippi Wing. Ten qualified Orientation
Pilots, five Communications Officers, five Operational Officers, six Ground Crew
members, and a large contingent of CAP members responsible for Cadet activities. The
planning took many elements into consideration. Everything from getting enough aircraft
and pilots to Louisville, planning the egress and ingress of aircraft traffic, coordination
with local officials about ramp space and refueling, and placing safety as the number one
element in the operation. In its entirety this operation would take the planning of a large
scale SAREX. Forty sorties were flown during the operation and all cadets were given
the opportunity to fly either a Cessna 172 or 182. All personnel returned home safely. All
personnel came out of the Louisville operation with a great amount of pride to be a
member of the Mississippi Wing CAP. And the Cadets went home with experiences that
will last them a lifetime.

A FEW NUMBERS
•7 AIRCRAFT
•25 CADETS RECEIVED ORIENTATION RIDES
•12 FIRST TIME FLIGHT EXPERIENCES
•40+ SORTIES
•20+SENIOR MEMBERS
•100% SAFE
•100% FUN
This was the first time that we utilized our new mobile communications
trailer for an actual operation
Wing Commander’s Comments and Words of Appreciation
Ladies and Gentlemen:
I cannot adequately describe my gratitude, excitement and delight over our FIRST ever
annual MSWG Cadet Conference which took place this past weekend. There were
numerous high points, but Sunday’s multifaceted training day was simply superb. During
the day our cadets were given the opportunity to take to the skies with multiple
orientation flights, practice ES skills by using direction finding equipment to locate ELT
beacons, and receive communications training in our outstanding mobile command
communications trailer. All in all, the day was packed with quality training, flying and
FUN!
I wish to extend a personal and sincere thank you to the entire conference staff, both adult
members and cadets, for their tireless efforts in making the conference a

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resounding success. Additionally I would like to commend all the pilots and ground crew
who participated in the orientation ride event. I will go out on a limb and say that
Sunday was one of the most impressive CAP days I have ever seen!
It is said that no one person can whistle a symphony; it takes a whole orchestra to play it!
So I say from the bottom of my heart to everyone who participated this
weekend…THANK YOU!
As a small contributor during the orientation ride event (AOBD), I would like to identify
and thank a few individuals that I could not have done without:
Capt Carter (Conference Director & ES/UDF Instructor): For your careful and diligent
planning; and for your meticulous coordination with my DO and staff. You did an
outstanding job...thank you and congratulations!
Capt Eichelberger (FRO): You were my right hand man! Cool, calm, professional, expert
and an absolute pleasure to work with. Jerry – you rock!
Col Tilton (Overall Coordinator): Becky, without your tireless efforts working quietly
behind the scenes, the day (and overall conference) would not have run so smoothly. You
were constantly aware of subtle but important changes, and adapted to the ever changing
tempo. Just like old times huh!
C/Lt Shiyou (Assistant to the AOBD): We had seven aircraft participating in the o-ride
event; three satellite airports in use, and seven different practice areas occupied. At
times it was an intense tempo and I needed the help. I showed Christian how to “run the
board” to keep track of the aircrafts' locations, times etc…and that was it. He kept
up with the pace and didn’t need any additional instruction. Great job!
Capt Turner (MSA): Gary you jumped in wherever I needed you (runner, WMIRS
entries, FRO, morale support officer!). Please just know how grateful I am to you for
being so flexible and helpful throughout the day!
Lt Col’s Warner and Kilroy: Steve and Bob drove up from the coast the night before to
set up the command/communications trailer. The need for effective communications on
Sunday was crucial. It was awesome to see the trailer deployed and you guys knocked it
out the park! As always, Steve ran a first-class flightline. Aided by cadets Daniel
Oliveira and Pedro Araujo, with Capt Wells and Lt Perry – you all did a fantastic job!
LT Adams: Thank you for documenting and telling the story of this amazing day!
THE PILOTS: You all performed in an exceptional manner. Safe, professional…it was a
joy to watch you all at work. A special thank you to Capt Taglieri for stepping up last
minute.
I have said it before; it is simply an honor and a privilege to have this opportunity to
serve as your Wing Commander. THANK YOU!
Mal.

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MS 102 (Meridian) Cadet Promoted to Highest Rank
Forwarded by Capt Jon Maynard
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 21:00

By Lt Col David Younce, MS 102 Commander
Photos taken by C/CMSgt Wes Presnall
Key Field ANG, Meridian, MS - On 27 February 2014 Cadet Ryan Howard of the
G.V. Montgomery Composite Squadron was promoted to the highest rank of the
cadet program, Cadet Colonel. His parents Maj Scott and Maj Cathy Howard
affixed his new rank during the squadron’s weekly meeting.
“I made a promise to a cadet even before I joined that that I would make it to the
top,” Cadet Howard stated. He followed that up with, “I am very grateful to have
been allowed to fulfill that promise.”
Cadet Howard joined the Meridian Squadron in 2007 and began his more than
five year journey through the cadet program to achieve its highest rank and he has
earned the Spaatz Award, the highest achievement in the Civil Air Patrol cadet
programs.

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CAP Recruiting at Columbus AFB, MS Blue Angels Air Show
April 6, 2014, members of Golden Triangle Composite Squadron (MS057) used a
portable electrical power source to provide a “live” CAP cockpit environment for visitors
to the air show. A booth adjacent to the aircraft was used to share information about
CAP programs. Cadets distributed CAP info flyers to air show visitors throughout the
day.

Photo Courtesy of 2nd Lt Robert Fritzius

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Mississippi Recipients of Southeast Region (SER)
Year End Awards for 2013
Frank G. Brewer, Sr., CAP Memorial
Aerospace Education Award, Category II
Senior Member

Capt Shaun J. Kelly

Frank G. Brewer, Sr., CAP Memorial
Aerospace Education Award, Category IV
Lifetime Achievement

Lt Col Michael P. Hansey

Phase 2, Cadet of the Year

C/TSgt Noa G. Bender (MS 096)

Col Edwin Lewis Incident Staff
Member of the Year

Lt Col James E. Wiley

Inspector General of the Year

Capt Ronald G. Turner

Squadron Chaplain of the Year

Lt Col David R. Smelser

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Mississippi Wing Annual Awards Banquet – 20 July 2014
Jackson Marriott
Guest Speaker: Thomas M. Booth, Jr., Director of the Aeronautics Division of the
Mississippi Department of Transportation
Mississippi Wing 2013 End of Year Awards
Aerospace Education Cadet of the Year

C/TSgt Michael Pounders

Aerospace Education Officer of the Year

Capt Shaun Kelly

Emergency Services Officer of the Year

Lt Col James Wiley

Cadet Programs Officer of the Year

Capt Orvis Shiyou

Col. Berta Edge Communicator of the Year

Lt Col Robert Kilroy

Squadron Safety Officer of the Year

Capt George Hill

Public Affairs Officer of the Year

2nd Lt William Wedgeworth

Chaplain Officer of the Year

Chaplain Lt Col. David Smelser

Cadet Non Commissioned Officer of the Year

C/TSgt Noa Bender

Cadet Officer of the Year

C/2d Lt T. Christian Shiyou

Top Gun Award

Capt Gary Turner

Jeff Meaders Check Pilot of the Year

Capt Jerry Eichelberger

Squadron Commander of the Year

Capt Randall Broussard

Squadron Award for Excellence in Safety

MS 109

Squadron of the Year

MS 109

Inspector General of the Year

Capt Gary Turner

Wing Staff Member of the Year

Maj David A. Rogers

Cadet of the Year

C/1st Lt Anna Quintanilla-Wayman

Officer of the Year

Lt Col Wes Bennett

T.G. Fortune Life Time Achievement Award

Lt Col Charlie Conerly & Maj Ann Conerly

Commander’s Award - Wing Historian

2nd Lt Robert Fritzius

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MS 072 (Hattiesburg) Highlights of 2014
HATTIESBURG, MS – Mississippi Wing Color Guard Team placed second place overall
at the Southeast Region Cadet Competition (SERCC) held at Maxwell AFB April 4-6,
2014. Category awards included: 1st place Standard Drill, 3rd place Panel Quiz, 3rd place
In-ranks Inspection, 2nd place Mile Run, 2nd place Indoor Practical, 2nd place Written
Exam, and Fleet Foot Award for best individual mile run - David Webster at 5.13
minutes. The Cadets are members of MS072 Pine Belt Composite Squadron. Team
Members are C/SSgt Mark Wedgeworth (Team Captain), C/TSgt David Webster, C/TSgt
Johnathan Webster, C/SrA Zachary-Scott Neal and C/Amn Daniel Breckenridge (First
Alternate). Support cadet staff for the event were C/Lt Christian Shiyou and C/A1C
Jillian Shaw. Support Staff: Maj Felix Diaz (lead instructor), Captain Al Shiyou, 2dLt
Bill Wedgeworth - As well as Col Becky Tilton & Maj Jason Diaz. Supporting the team
throughout the competition was Mississippi Wing Commander Colonel Mallory
Woodcock. Pine Belt Composite Squadron is under the command of Captain Randy
Broussard. The Cadet Program is under the leadership of Captain Al Shiyou.
The SERCC includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, and
Tennessee Wings. The Color Guard competition includes seven disciplines: In-Rank
Inspection, Standard Drill, Written Exam, Outdoor Practical, Indoor Practical, Quiz Bowl
and One-Mile Run. Four Teams competed in the Color Guard Competition: Alabama,
Florida (First Place overall), Mississippi (Second Place Overall) and Tennessee (Third
Place-Overall).
For more information about the local Pine Belt Composite Squadron, contact the public
affairs officer, 2dLt Bill Wedgeworth, at (601) 543-9758 bill.wedgeworth@comcast.net.
Submitted Photo – All Rights Reserved, CAP Additional photos and video available.

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Representing the Mississippi Wing of the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program at the 2014
Civil Air Patrol SER Cadet Competition are C/TSgt David Webster, C/SSgt Mark
Wedgeworth (Team Captain), C/SrA Zachary-Scott Neal, C/TSgt Johnathan Webster.
Preparing to perform the Standard Drill portion of the competition for which they
received first place. While this was the first time for each Cadet to participate in color
guard competition, the team received Second Place Overall.

Participating in the 2014 Civil Air Patrol 2014 Southeast Region Cadet Competition held
at Maxwell AFB from left Colonel Wes Hannah, C/SrA Zachary-Scott Neal, C/Lt
Christian Shiyou, C/TSgt Johnathan Webster, Maj Felix Diaz (lead instructor), C/SSgt
Mark Wedgeworth (Team Captain), C/Amn Daniel Breckenridge (First Alternate), 2dLt
Bill Wedgeworth, C/TSgt David Webster, C/A1C Jillian Shaw, SER Vice Commander –
Operations Colonel G. Barry Melton, and Mississippi Wing Commander Colonel Mallory
Woodcock. The Team placed Second Overall for Color Guard Competition.
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ELT Search in Northwest Mississippi
Mike Hainsey via Staff
To
mswg_emergency_services@googlegroups.com 'Staff MSWG' 'Commanders MSWG'
Jun 27, 2014
We received a call at 0845 from AFRCC for airborne reports of an ELT on 121.5 MHz in
the vicinity of the Oxford airport. They opened a mission and we first had the Oxford
airport manager do a check of the ramp. When they reported they couldn’t hear any ELT
I called the MS096 squadron commander, who formed a team to man the search.
Captains Hulen and Smith were the aircrew and Captain Harris started to UOX to join
Captain Maynard as a UDF team. The aircrew launched and started picking up the ELT,
eventually tracking it to the Houston, MS airport (M44), which is some 40 miles
southeast of Oxford. The aircrew landed while we staged the UDF team at UOX in case
they were needed. On the ground at M44 the aircrew quickly located the culprit, a King
Air C90 on the ramp that had been involved in a crash on the airport earlier in the week.(
http://www.wtva.com/mostpopular/story/Plane-crashes-at-Houstonairport/L4m9L1IX4E2LGh1urfyVqg.cspx). The airport manager responded to the airport
and worked at gaining access to the ELT. Because of approaching weather the aircrew
had to depart the airport, but as they were climbing out they noticed the ELT stopped
transmitting. Once the aircrew got airborne at M44 we released the UDF team.
Once again, a great job by the MS096 folks, with an assist from Capt Maynard in
Oxford. All 4 members dropped everything and left work to track this ELT. Although
this ELT was associated with a crash, fortunately it wasn’t today.
Lessons learned:
1. The Starkville repeater is within range of Olive Branch, even when the aircraft is
fairly low in altitude. This assisted the IC in operational reporting with the aircrew.
2. SPOT (Satellite Personal Tracker) is a great aid for an IC to monitor mission
progress.
3. Because 121.5 isn’t satellite monitored anymore, locations provided by airborne ELT
reports will be significantly unreliable. This is the second one in a month that was not
where it was reported to be.
4.

We have a tremendous group of professionals willing to drop everything and assist.

Mike Hainsey, Lt Col, CAP
MSWG Director of Emergency Services

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Spaatz Award – Cadet Col Jonathan Hester
Richard Hodges via Staff
To
SQ CC's squadron-dc@mswg.cap.gov Mallory D. "Mal" Woodcock, Colonel, CAP
jasondiaz@cableone.com danny.l.carter@gmail.com and 6 more...
Aug 11, 2014
Gang,
It is my privilege to announce C/Col Jonathan A. Hester as the newest MS WG Spaatz
Award Winner. Jonathan the youngest of four brothers that have passed this extremely
difficult test. All four were assigned to MS 102. It has been my honor to have been able
to administer this test and see them pass for Colby, Joshua, Timothy, and now Jonathan.
Please join me in congratulating Cadet Colonel Jonathan Hester.

MSWG Personnel Slated to Participate in a National Activity
in 2014
096
096
102
096
072
072
057
057
001

C/CMSgt Noa G. Bender
C/2dLt Richard Fabian
C/2dLt Wes Presnall
C/Capt Anna Quintanilla-Wayman
C/MSgt David Webster
C/MSgt Johnathan Webster
Capt Danny Carter
Capt Brian Eddy
Lt Col Thomas Riddle

National Blue Beret
Aircraft Maint & Mfg
Engr Tech Acad
National Blue Beret
AF Pararescue Orientation
AF Pararescue Orientation
National Blue Beret Staff
National Blue Beret Staff
SUPT* Familiarization Staff

Oshkosh, WI
Independence, KS
Auburn Univ, AL
Oshkosh, WI
Kirtland AFB, NM
Kirtland AFB, NM
Oshkosh, WI
Oshkosh, WI
Columbus AFB, MS

*Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training

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Sundown Patrol Assist in Rescue of Stranded Boat Crew
From: Wes Bennett <wes53rd@yahoo.com>
To: Jerry Eichelberger <citationjetpilot@gmail.com>; Mike (W) Hainsey <MHainsey@gtra.com>;
Richard Hodges <capmslo@msn.com>; Hank Rogers <hank.rogers@mswg.cap.gov>; Mal
Woodcock <mal.woodcock@mswg.cap.gov>
Cc: Irv Hansen <IrvHansen@cableone.net>; Al Sayre <al.sayre@mswg.cap.gov>; LtCol Wiley
<ltcolwiley@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2014 4:38 PM
Subject: Rec Boat in Distress - Jackson Cty Sundown Patrol, 20Sep14

Hi All...
During Jackson County Sundown Patrol on Sat/20Sep14 (Msn 14-C-7507, A006), the
CAP aircrew noted a small recreational boat whose occupants were waving their arms &
life-vests. The boat was located approximately 1 mile south of Sand Island. The aircrew
notified Coast Guard Sector Mobile, remained on-station over the distressed boat, and
guided in a MDMR rescue boat during deepening darkness. The distressed boat had no
verbal communications and apparently only a flashlight.
Of note is that the aircrew was vigilant to see & identify the distressed boat and notify the
Coast Guard as opposed to the Coast Guard notifying the aircrew that the CG had a report
of a distressed boat.
Regards... Wes
On 26 Sep the rescued family got to meet and thank their CAP heroes. The meeting, at
Keesler AFB, was televised by WLOX of Biloxi.

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Joe Webb – One of our Greatest Generation
Danny Watson via Staff
To MSWG Staff MSWG Commanders mswg_emergency_services@googlegroups.com
Jun 12, 2014
All,
As you may remember we had our Command Call on the 7th of June and several
mentioned the D-Day Invasion.
Attached is an article from the Ingalls News about one of our Members Joe Webb who
landed at Omaha Beach.
Joe's health is not as good as it was and is no longer participating but was a member for
about 12 years.
He is a good friend to those of us who know him and especially Chaplain Hal Lee whom
I believe was his neighbor.
I asked Joe once if he ever intended on seeing the movie "Saving Private Ryan", and he
said he had viewed it already and it was a good movie.
He said the only thing missing was the smell of Sea Water, Cordite and the guys in that
movie were way too OLD to play in the movie !!
One of our Greatest Generation !!!
Danny

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In Memoriam - Wing Members Who Passed Away in 2014
24 Jul 2015 Cecil Austin of Hattiesburg. Cecil was a former Check Pilot
with CAP several years ago. Jay Statts took his last Form 5 with Cecil in December,
1999, and always learned something every time he rode with him.
August 6 - Lt Col Morris H. Middleton: Morris joined the Mississippi Wing in 2012
having previously served in the Arkansas Wing. He quickly became a valued member of
our team serving in numerous positions both at the wing level and at MS 057.
October 5 - Former Wing Chaplain Lt Col Errol Simmons.
Errol served as the MSWG HC between the terms of Chaplain Paul Allen and Chaplain
Kenneth Pollock (2004-2005/6 ?)
October 12 - Capt Keith Jennings, former commander of SER-MS 072.

Special Wing Awards
From: Squadron-DC [mailto:squadron-dc-bounces@mswg.cap.gov] On Behalf Of
Mallory D. "Mal" Woodcock, Colonel, CAP via Squadron-DC
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2014 10:17 AM
To: MSWG Staff; MSWG Commanders; DC
Subject: [Squadron-DC] November Staff Meeting
ALL:
Just a quick note to thank you all for attending yesterday's staff meeting. Special
recognition and congratulations again to Lt Cols Kilroy and Warner on receiving
Meritorious Service Awards and to Chaplain Lt Col Hal Lee on receiving the Exceptional
Service Award.
Please accept my heartfelt thanks for all you do for your communities and your nation by
serving in the Civil Air Patrol.
Semper Vigilans,

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MISSISSIPPI WING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
July 2013-Present
Source: 1 Apr 2015 Email message from "Mallory D. "Mal" Woodcock, Col CAP
via Staff
Emergency Services
 Received an OUTSTANDING grade during the 2014 Operations Evaluations
 Constructed a mobile command communications trailer
 Activated the Meridian Repeater (delayed since 2009)
 Participated in SER 2014
 Credited with six saves (CAP) in conjunction with our Coastal Sun Down Patrol
Mission
Cadet Programs
 Held the first ever MSWG annual cadet conference (Jan 2014)
 Participated in the 2014 SER Color Guard Competition
 20th Spaatz Cadet Awarded
 Participated Cyber Patriot
Aerospace Education
 Implemented Yeager Road Show Initiative resulting in an increase from 108 to
157 Yeager recipients
 Hosted first ever AE Academy (Nov 2014)
 Participated in several TOP flights
Financial
 Received a LOW RISK during the 2014 financial audit
 Increased savings account from $68K to $81K
 Maintained state reimbursement grant (MDOT) $100K for FY15
Logistics
 Successfully completed CAP-USAF Survey Audit
Safety
 Only minor mishaps reported in this period
 Safety Monthly Current - 315 / 406 (77.59 %)
 Completed Intro to Safety - 382 / 406 (94.09 %)
Other
 Chartered MS 100 and MS 111
 Entered into a new MOU with the Central MS Soaring Society
 Increased membership in our state legislative squadron by 15%
 Closed all findings from the Jan 2013 Compliance Inspection
 Complete overhaul of MSWG/IG program – SUI program now
fully compliant and promoting a culture of compliance
 Held third annual squadron commander retreat

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Mississippi Wing CAP Chronology 2014
Compiled from the on-line Wing Calendar and Wing
Events as published in official emails and WMIRS data.
Mission Pilot Proficiency Flights, Pilot Check Flights, and
Maintenance related flights are not included in this listing.

Missions mentioned multiple times in Chronology
Low Level (LL) Route Survey Flights
Source: 07 Aug 2013 email from MS 057/Safety Officer
The Golden Triangle Composite Squadron (MS 057) supports the USAF flying training
mission of the 14th Operations Support Squadron (14OSS) at Columbus Air Force Base,
MS by flying surveys for each of their 14 low level training routes. Each route is
surveyed annually to detect any radio towers, airfield, or other potential hazards that may
have been constructed in the previous year but not yet appearing on air navigation charts.

Mississippi Coastal Sundown Patrol (SDP)
Source: 13 August 2013 email from MS 051/CC
On weekends, starting at approximately 2 hours before dark, members from (and
associated with) coastal squadrons alternately crew up and fly the coastal waters and
barrier island looking for vessels in distress, missing persons, lost kayakers, missing jet
skiers, hazards to navigation, oil spills, boat wrecks, stranded persons on the coastal
islands and handle requests from the US Coast Guard.

Coastal Missions in support of Mississippi Department of Marine
Resources (MDMR)
January

Mission No.

Air

1-3

Winter Encampment (started on 27 Dec)

4

Cadet O Flight MS 072 Hattiesburg

14-A-4029

1a

4

Wing Staff Meeting at Wing HQ

MS_MISC

1a

8

OPS Phone Conference

4

Gnd

State Legislative Day
26

18-20

First Cadet Wing Conference at Lake
Tiak-O’Khata with Cadet O flights at
Louisville Airport
(See OPERATION LOUISVILLE)
Cadet O-Flights

21

1g

SQ/CC Retreat at Lake Tiak-O’Khata

30

40a

PAO and SQ/CC conference Call

24-26

14-A-4029

Lt Col David Williams Memorial at
Camp Shelby

February
1

Wing Staff Meeting at Wing HQ
CAC Meeting

MS_MISC

3a

1

SUI MS 048

14-T-4317

--

3g

8

Third Yeager Road Show at MS 050
at Oxford

11

PAO and SQ/CC Conference Call

15

SAR Training

14-R-4591

--

4g

21-24

Wing Wide SAREX

14-T-4598
MS_MISC

12a
1a

27g

1

LL IR 67

4-1-4690

2a

1

Cadet Competition

8

LL VR 1050

4-1-4690

2a

8

Wing Staff Meeting

9

LL VR 1051

4-1-4690

1a

9

LL SR 137/8

4-1-4690

1a

March

12

Ops Phone Conference

27

15

SAR Training Coastal area

14-T-4938

7a

28-30

Annual Wing Conference
Jackson Marriot

MS_MISC

1a

14-C-5794

2a

14-T-5056

2a

28

Yeager Road Show - Mach 1 Initiative
(Hosted at Annual Conference.)

31

Sea Mammal mortality recon (MDMR)

8g

April
4-6

5
5-6

Southeast Region Cadet Competition
Maxwell AFB, AL
Wing Staff Meeting (Canceled)
MS 057 advertizes CAP at Blue Angels
Air Show, Columbus AFB, MS

8

PAO and SQ/CC Conference Call

9

Ops Phone Conference

15

SAR Training

14-T-5387

--

2g

25-28

Wing Wide SAREX

14-T-5463

8a

9g

26-27

MS Sundown Patrol Harrison/Hancock

14-C-5585

2a

26-27

MS Sundown Patrol Jackson Co

14-C-5593

2a

29

Disaster relief for tornado damage

14-C-5684

1a

1

NWS tornado damage assessment

14-1-5762

1a

1

SUI MS096, MS099

14-T-5066

3a

1

SUI MS100

14-T-5066

--

3-31

MS Sundown Patrol Harrison/Hancock

14-C-5585A

8a

3-31

MS Sundown Patrol Jackson Co

14-C-5593A

9a

May

2g

28

3

Wing Staff Meeting

8

CD Demonstration MS Wing to
MS Bureau of Narcotics

13

Ops Phone Conference

16-18

SER Conference

17

3a

PAO and SQ/CC Conference Call

14

14-C-5866

4th Yeager Road Show – Wing HQ

June
1

SUI MS 102, MS 107

14-T-6011

0a

1

Fishing Pressure Impact on Red Snapper
Mortality (MDMR)

14-C-6005

5a

1-29

MS Sundown Patrol Harrison/Hancock

14-C-6176

7a

1-29

MS Sundown Patrol Jackson County

14-C-6177

8a

3

121.5 airborne ELT reports. Transmitter
Located in landfill near Slidell, LA Airport 14-M-0257

2a

7

TOPS Teacher flight Desoto CO

11

Ops Phone Conference

11

FAASTeam Safety Seminar and Summer
Weather Hazards at KVKS Vicksburg.
Hosted by MS 109.

12

1g

Wing Staff Meeting/Command Call

7

0g

14-C-6283

1a

MDMR Aerial Recon - Fishing Pressure
Impact on Sea Mammal Mortality

14-C-6334

2a

13-16

Meridian Local SAREX

14-T-6302

10a

14

LL VR 1014

14-1-4690C

2a

7g

29

18

Shrimp Season Opening Day Recon

14-C-6391

1a

25

Cadet Orientation Weather Brief
Conference Call

27

AFRCC tasked ELT search (MS 096)
in NW Mississippi. ELT was found.

14-M-0309

2a

1g

20-28

AL/MS Cadet Encampment at Camp
McCain Training Center (Army National
Guard). A total of 105 members (cadets
and seniors) participated. Cadet O-Flights
at Grenada Airport on 26 Jun.
All MSWG aircraft (except 4734E) used.

14-A-6254

17a

0g

1

SUI MS 102, MS 107

14-T-6499

4a

1

TOP Teacher Flight

14-C-6838

1a

5-27

MS Sundown Patrol / Harrison / Hancock

14-C-6176A

9a

5-27

MS Sundown Patrol Jackson CO

14-C-6177A 10a

3-6

Support for Canton Balloon Festival

4

MDMR Aerial Recon Fishing Pressure
Impact - extended Red Snapper Season

14-C-6729

3a

8

MDMR Aerial Recon – Fishing Pressure
Impact on Sea Mammal Mortality

14-C-6005A

2a

8

Change of Command MS 048

12

Wing Staff Meeting – Wing HQ

18-20

Wing Commander Retreat

28

Air Support to 181st ANG mission at
Gulfport Airport

14-1-6973

23a

9g

SUI MS 111 (Madison)

14-T-7217

0a

0g

July

August
1

30

01-03

Mississippi Wing CAP SAR Eval
at Gulfport Airport
Overall Grade Outstanding

14-T-6940

2-31

MS Sundown Patrol / Harrison / Hancock

14-C-6176B

8a

2-31

MS Sundown Patrol Jackson CO

14-C-6177B

11a

12

PAO and SQ/CC Conference Call

13

Ops Phone Conference

18

MDMR Aerial Recon / AUG-SEP 2014
Fishing Pressure Impact on Sea Mammal
Mortality

23

Annual Instructor and Check Pilot
Clinic- Wing HQ

30

13a

14-C-7318

6a

14-T-7307

6a

17g

2g

5th Yeager Road Show – MS 48 (Biloxi)

September
01

LL IR 70

14-1-4690D

2a

1-30

MS Sundown Patrol Harrison/Hancock

14-C-7506

6a

1-30

MS Sundown Patrol Jackson Co

14-C-7507

9a

9

PAO and SQ/CC Conference Call

10

Ops Phone Conference (rescheduled)

13

Wing Staff Meeting – Wing HQ –
Briefing on New SUI program

16

Missing plane search in SE
Alabama – MSWG provided Ground
team leaders, members and mission staff

14-M-0466-MS 4a

19

TOP Teacher (Desoto)

14-C-7670

1a

19-21

SLS/CLC/UCC – Wing HQ

23

MDMR Aerial Recon / SEP 2014
Fishing Pressure Impact on Sea Mammal

14-C-7681

1a

5g

31

Mortality
27

First Aid, CPR and Automated External
Defibrillator (AED) Training and
certification - Conducted by MS 109 and
Vicksburg Fire Department

October
8

Ops Phone Conference

4-26

SDP Harrison/Hancock

15-C-3290

7a

4-26

SDP Jackson CO

15-C-3291

8a

5-31

Observation of vessels fishing for
Red Snapper - MDMR

15-C-3288

3a

11

Wing Staff Meeting (Canceled)

14

PAO and SQ/CC Conference Call

10-15

MDMR missions (including RELOs)

15-C-3489

4a

16-18

Formation Flying Clinic - Vicksburg
Tallulah Regional Airport, Tallulah, LA

MS_MISC

2a

Mini SAREX Golden Triangle
Regional Airport

15-T-3138

1a

Route search for overdue Ultralight
Experimental A/C

15-T-3150

1a

23

SUI MS 050

15-T-3079

2a

24-26

TLC & NCOS - Training Leaders of
Cadets & Cadet NCO School
Leroy Percy State Park Hollandale, MS

24-26

Cadet O Flights - Jackson

15-A-3078

4a

15-A-3856

7a

18

21

1g

November
1

Wing Staff Meeting

1

Cadet O Rides (Glider)

32

1

Observe Fishing Vessels – MDMR

15-C-3288

1a

1-2

SDP Coastal Harrison / Hancock

15-C-3290

2a

1-2

SDP Coastal Jackson CO

15-C-3291

2a

1-30

Cadet O Rides

15-A-3856

10 a

7

G1000 Training at Wing HQ

8

Fly Veterans Day Parade Route - Biloxi

15-C-3609

1a

11

PAO and SQ/CC Conference Call

12

Mammal Survey – Gulf Waters

15-C-3489

2a

14-15

Mini SAREX – Gulfport

15-T-3364

7a

15

Yeager Road Show – Cleveland

21-23

Lt Col Morris H. Middleton
Mississippi Wing Aerospace Academy
(Four locations)
Vicksburg Municipal Airport
Vicksburg Composite Squadron HQ
Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport
Southern Heritage Air Foundation

28

SUI MS 051(Pascagoula)

15-A-3856

2a

4g

December
6

Wing Staff Meeting / CAC Meeting
Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers
Briefing by Col. Doug Otto and Col. Brian
Freeman (USAF NORTH). Christmas
Luncheon at Reformed Theological
Seminary

7-20

Cadet O rides

15-A-5095

5a

9

Attend FAA safety meeting at Vicksburg

MS_MISC

2a

9

PAO and SQ/CC Conference Call

33

13

Wreaths Across America - Biloxi National
Cemetery

17

MDMR Mission & return Over Water
Gear

17

Disaster Relief (Tornado) MS 072
Photo Mission in Columbia MS area in
support of MEMA

3a

15-1-5331

1g

3a

Four new transport mission pilots approved
in Tupelo (MS 099)

24

15-C-5156

34