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History
 of
 the
 North
 Carolina
 Wing
 
Civil
 Air
 Patrol
 
United
 States
 Air
 Force
 Auxiliary
 

 

 


 


 
2015
Volume 1
Narrative

Written by Major Joseph E. Myers CAP
North Carolina Wing Historian

Col David Crawford CAP
Commander North Carolina Wing


 

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RCS NCHO (CAP)

HISTORY
OF THE
NORTH CAROLINA WING
CIVIL AIR PATROL
1 January – 31 December 2015
Assigned to
Middle East Region, Civil Air Patrol

Headquartered at
Burlington, North Carolina

.
Joseph Myers
Maj. CAP
Wing Historian

.
David Crawford
Col. CAP
Wing Commander
Date Signed

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Office of Origin: NCWG/HO
Derived from: Multiple Sources

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NCGS §132-1.2 (2002), before making public release.

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States and emergency response capabilities of the State of North Carolina. The law
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Linage:
MER NC 001
Assigned to Middle East Region Civil Air Patrol
The North Carolina Wing Headquarters was established in December 1941, at the CAA building
in Charlotte NC, under the command of Junius M. Horner. During the next 72 years Wing
Headquarters has moved several times and now is at the current location at the Burlington –
Alamance Regional Airport.
Awards:
Wing Commander:
Col. David Crawford

July 2012 to Present.

Wing Vice Commander:
Maj. Jason Bailey

August 2015 to Present

Lt Col Jonathan Wiggs

October 2013 to August 2015

Chief of Staff:
Maj. Matthew Phillips
Maj. Jason Bailey


 

August 2015 to Present
October 2013 to August 2015

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North Carolina Wing Alerting Sectors

North Carolina Wing Squadron Locations, with Unit charter numbers.
Headquarters, North Carolina Wing
North Carolina State Legislative Squadron
Headquarters, Group 1
Asheville Composite Squadron
Gastonia Comosite Squadron
Shelby Composite Squadron
Hickory Composite Squadron
Boone Composite Squadron
Headquarters, Group 2
Burlington Composite Squadron
Randolph Composite Squadron
Franklin County Composite Squadron
Orange County Composite Squadron
Apex Cadet Squadron
Headquarters Group 3
Raleigh-Wake Composite Squadron
Tar River Composite Squadron
Pitt- Greenville Composite Squadron
Cunningham Field Composite Squadron
Halifax Composite Squadron
Elizabeth City Composite Squadron
Headquarters, Group 4
Sugar Valley Composite Squadron
Winston Salem Composite Squadron
111th Search & Rescue Cadet Squadron
Charlotte Senior Squadron
South Piedmont Senior Squadron
Iredell Composite Squadron
South Charlotte Cadet Squadron
Headquarters Group 5
Fayetteville Composite Squadron
Cape Fear Composite Squadron
Moore County Composite Squadron


 

Burlington, NC
Burlington, NC
Fletcher, NC
Fletcher, NC
Gastonia, NC
Shelby, NC
Hickory, NC
Boone, NC
Burlington, NC
Burlington, NC
Asheboro, NC
Louisburg, NC
Hillsborough, NC
Apex, NC
Roanoke Rapids
Raleigh, NC
Elm City, NC
Greenville, NC
MCAS Cherry Point, NC
Roanoke Rapids, NC
Elizabeth City, NC
Burlington, NC
Mocksville, NC
Winston Salem, NC
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, NC
Indian Trail, NC
Statesville, NC
Waxhaw, NC
No Specific Location Given
Pope Army Airfield, NC
Wilmington, NC
Carthage, NC

NC 001
NC 999
NC 011
NC 019
NC 024
NC 050
NC 124
NC 135
NC 002
NC 022
NC 017
NC 145
NC 150
NC 301
NC 003
NC 048
NC 057
NC 079
NC 160
NC 169
NC 305
NC 004
NC 052
NC 082
NC 111
NC 121
NC 137
NC162
NC 300
NC 005
NC 007
NC 023
NC 031

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Goldsboro Composite Squadron
Johnston County Cadet Squadron
Brunswick County Composite Squadron
Sandhills Senior Squadron
Clinton-Sampson Flight


 

Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
Smithfield, NC
Oak Island, NC
Fayetteville, NC
Clinton, NC

NC 126
NC 143
NC 170
NC 171
NC 173

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Chronology
North Carolina Wing
1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015

Date

Event

January
1
Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony at the NC Leadership Academy
1
Statewide SAREX
15-T-3983
15
Brunswick County Composite Squadron Education visit to Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary
School
16
Statewide SAREX
15-T-5401
27
NCWG Commander Presents Cadet Awards to Raleigh-Wake Composite Squadron
February
1
Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for LtCol Goodwin and 2Lt Anne Stevenson Hyde
at Triangle North Executive Park.
5
Orange County Composite Squadron Change of Command
6-8
NCWG Ranger Training at Morrow Mountain State Park 15-T-5908
17 Support for NC Emergency Management EOC during severe weather by Raleigh-Wake
Composite Squadron
March
7
Orientation Flights and Flight Line Marshalling training hosted by Tar River Composite Squadron
10
ELT Mission with a find 15-M-0105
19
Night time Man-Tracking class held by Orange County Composite Squadron
22
Drill and Ceremonies training hosted by Goldsboro Composite Squadron at Seymour Johnson
AFB
28
Brunswick County Composite Squadron hosts a Model Rocketry Weekend
29
Fayetteville Composite Squadron hosts Orientation flights
April
1
15
18
21
29

Statewide SAREX 15-T-7433
Raleigh-Wake Composite Squadron Cadets Present Colors at Durham Bulls Home Opener
Statewide Hurricane Exercise
ELT Mission with a find 15-M-0201
ELT Mission with a find 15-M-0212

May
2
5
14
19
23
27

Gastonia Composite Squadron holds an Open House Event
ELT Mission with a find 15-M-0229
NCWG Support for the Wings over Wayne Air Show
Missing Aircraft Search
15-M-0253
ELT Mission with a find 15-M-0263
Missing Person Search
15-M-0273A

June
3
10
23
28

ELT Mission with a find
15-M-0298
ELT Mission
15-M-0316
Missing Person Search
15-M-0350A
Group 4 TLC hosted by Iredell Composite Squadron

July
4
Iredell Composite Squadron Cadets Present Colors at the Opening Ceremony on Independence Day
at Carowinds.
9
Apex Cadet Squadron Change of Command.
30 NCWG Summer Encampment


 

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August
1
Mountain Fury – Mountain Flying Training hosted by Asheville Composite Squadron
11 NC Governor visits Shelby Composite Squadron
28 CAP designated part of USAF Total Force by USAF Chief of Staff and SECAF
31 NCWG HQ hosts Professional Development Weekend in Burlington, NC
September
5
PODs Training hosted by Iredell Composite Squadron
11 Missing Aircraft Search with a find 15-M-0544
13 Squadron Leadership School hosted by Charlotte Senior Squadron
20 NCWG Assists with the Winston Salem Air Show
22 10 NCWG Squadrons named Quality Cadet Unit for 2014-2015
23 Halifax Composite Squadron receives Aerospace Excellence Award for 2015
24 Aircrew from Halifax Composite Squadron locates missing woman on a training flight
28 NCWG Cadets participate in MER Cadet Competition
29 Missing Person Search with a find and a save 15-M-0600A
October
1
Asheville Composite Squadron Change of Command
7
ELT Mission with a find 15-M-0625
9
3 NCWG Aircrews assists SCWG with Flood Damage Assessment
11 Cunningham Composite Squadron Conducts Aircrew Ground School
18 Burlington Composite Squadron hosts Cadet Airman/NCO School
30 NC Ranger Training Weekend 16-T-3414
November
1
Tar River Composite Squadron assists EAA Young Eagles event in Wilson, NC
12 ELT Mission with a find
15-M-0702
December
13 ELT Mission with a find
15-M-0760
15 NCWG Conference Raleigh, NC


 

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Cadet Programs
Cadet Program Statistics;
Total Number of Cadets

889

Orientation Flights

1,142

Awards
Percentage of the Middle East Region total

Eaker

4

21%

Earhart

15

23%

Mitchell

60

31.7%

Quality Cadet Units for 2014-2015
1*Units












2014-2015, with # of criteria met shown in parentheses:

MER-NC-019
MER-NC-022
MER-NC-048
MER-NC-052
MER-NC-057
MER-NC-111
MER-NC-126
MER-NC-145
MER-NC-301
MER-NC-825

Asheville Composite Squadron (6)
Burlington Composite Squadron (6)
Raleigh-Wake Composite Squadron (7)
Sugar Valley Composite Squadron (8)
Tar River Composite Squadron (6)
111th Search & Rescue Composite Squadron (7)
Goldsboro Composite Squadron (6)
Franklin County Composite Squadron (7)
Apex Cadet Squadron (7)
The NC Leadership Academy Cadet Squadron (6)

NC had 10 of the 37 MER recipients for 2014-2015, tying VAWG for 1st place.
The criteria for the award: Any unit that meets at least 6 of the 10 criteria listed below, as of 31 August,
qualifies:
• Adult Leadership: Unit has at least 3 Training Leaders of Cadets graduates on its roster
• Aerospace: Unit earned the Aerospace Excellence Award (AEX) or send in an after-action report on
a STEM Kit during the school year
• Cadet Achievement: 40% of cadets on roster have attained the Wright Brothers Award
• DDR Participation: 20% of cadets on roster have completed DDRx or unit participated in RRLA
• Encampment: 50% of cadets on roster have completed encampment
• Enrollment: Unit has at least 35 cadets listed on its roster
• Growth: Unit’s cadet roster increased by 10%, or 10 cadets
• Orientation Flights: 70% of cadets on roster have participated in at least 1 flight
• Retention: Unit retained 40% of first year cadets (cadets that joined from 1 September 2013 through
31 August 2014)
• CyberPatriot: Have one or more teams competing in CyberPatriot

1*This information copied from NCWG website *


 

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Senior Programs
North Carolina Senior Members were active in professional development during 2015, with NCWG
supporting a number of Senior training activities with the following Senior Member training
accomplishments listed below.
6 Gill Rob Wilson Awards for Level 5 Completions – that is 42.9% of the total for Middle East Region.
6 Paul E Garber Awards for Level 4 Completions – that is 25% of the total for Middle East Region.
19 Grover C Loening Awards for Level 3 Completion – that is 29.7% of the total for Middle East Region.

Emergency Services/ Operations
During FY2015 the Wing was very active with training and actual missions. North Carolina Wing
responded to calls for assistance from the U.S. Air Force and state support missions as well. During 2015
the North Carolina Wing Completed 21 missions; 15 Search and Rescue missions resulting in credit for 11
finds, and 7 other State Support missions.

North Carolina Wing Statistics:
13 Single Engine Aircraft.
1 Glider
21 Ground Vehicles

Total Hours Flown:
Cadet Orientation Flights

3086
1142

20 VHF/FM Fixed Repeaters
2 VHF/FM Airborne Tactical Repeaters
364 VHF/FM Stations
44 HF Stations
Emergency Services Qualified Personnel
Aircrew Qualified Personnel

1075
246

Total Number of Wing Personnel
Senior Members
Cadets

1536
864
889

** List of NC Wing Actual Missions as listed in WMIRS for CY2015**

Date
3/10/2015
4/21/2015
4/29/2015
5/5/2015
5/19/2015
5/23/2015
5/27/2015
6/23/2015
8/5/2015
8/18/2015
8/30/2015
9/11/2015
9/29/2015
10/7/2015
11/12/2015
12/13/2015


 

Mission Number
15-M-0105
15-M-0201
15-M-0212
15-M-0229
15-M-0253
15-M-0263
15-M-0273A
15-M-0350A
15-M-0462
15-M-0495
15-M-0525
15-M-0554
15-M-0600A
15-M-0625
15-M-0702
15-M-0760

Type of Mission
ELT
ELT
ELT
ELT
SAR Missing Aircraft
ELT
SAR Missing Person
SAR Missing Person
ELT
ELT
ELT
SAR Missing Aircraft
SAR Missing Person
ELT
ELT
ELT

Find
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y

Save
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N

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Appendix 1
Bibliography
Spaatz Association website
CAPNHQ National webiste list of awards for 2015
2015 NCWG News Releases NC Wing website
2015 Missions Excel Spreadsheet exported from WMIRS
2015 NCWG Legislative Day Newsletter
NC Wing websiteAlerting Sectors
List of Squadrons
Wing Staff Directory
NC Wing Civil Air Patrol wiki


 

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Appendix 2
Glossary
AFB - Air Force Base
Eaker - Cadet Award awarded for completion of phase 4 of the cadet program.
This award is named for General Ira C. Eaker.
Earhart - Cadet Award awarded for completion of phase 3 of the cadet program.
This award is named for Amelia Earhart
ELT - Emergency Location Transmitter
Paul E Garber – Senior Member Award for completion of Level 4 of the Senior Member program
This Award is named for Dr. Paul E Garber an early Aerospace Leader.
Grover C Loening – Senior Member Award for completion of Level 3 of the Senior Member
program. This award is named for Grover C Loening, an aviation pioneer
and first civilian member of the National Air and Space Museum’s Advisory
Board.
MER - Middle East Region Civil Air Patrol
NCWG - North Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol
Spaatz - Cadet Award. The Civil Air Patrol’s Highest Cadet Award names after Army Air Corps
Chief of Staff, General Carl Spaatz.
SECAF – Secretary of the Air Force
USAF - United States Air Force
Gill Rob Wilson – Senior Member Award for completion of Level 5 or the Senior Member
program. This award is named for Gill Rob Wilson one of the founders of the
Civil Air Patrol, and it’s first Executive Officer.
WMIRS – Web Mission Information Reporting System


 

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