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History of the Delaware Wing
Civil Air Patrol
United States Air Force Auxiliary

2017
Written by Major Joseph E. Myers CAP
Middle East Region Historian

Col Michael Moyer CAP
Commander Delaware Wing

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HISTORY
OF THE
Delaware Wing
CIVIL AIR PATROL
1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017
Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary

Headquartered at
New Castle, Delaware

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Joseph Myers
Maj. CAP
Region Historian

Michael Moyer
Col. CAP
Wing Commander

Office of Origin: MER/HO
Derived from: Multiple Sources
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DEWG Staff Listing
Wing Commander
Vice Commander
Chief of Staff

Michael Moyer
Robert Hotchkiss
Not Listed

Col CAP
Col CAP

Emergency Services/ Operations
With 403 members, the Delaware Wing performs search and rescue, disaster relief, emergency service,
counterdrug and homeland security missions throughout the State of Delaware. The Wing’s flight crews,
ground teams, communication teams and incident command center members conduct numerous Air
Force assigned search and rescue missions each year. The Wing's Four single-engine Cessna aircraft
overfly the three counties and keep watch over vehicular traffic and Delaware Bay almost every day
including weekends and holidays coordinating activities with the Delaware Department of Transportation
(DelDOT), the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and federal, state, county and local law
enforcement agencies.
Operations Statistics for 2017
2 SAR Missions
2 Saves
4 State Support Missions
933.8 hours flown
135 Cadet Orientation Flights
4 Fixed Wing Aircraft Assigned

Aerospace Education
Aerospace Education is an integral part of Civil Air Patrol for both cadets and adult members. Members
learn about the history of flight and discuss the future of air and space exploration. Cadets experience the
thrill of flight through both powered and glider orientation flights.

Cadet Programs
Delaware cadets are encouraged to participate in a number of activities, both within the state and across
the nation including the Middle East Region Powered Flight Solo School, the Aerospace Academy, the Civic
Leadership Academy, the Tri-Wing Encampment, the National Honor Guard Academy, the National Flight
Academy, Cadet Officer School, International Air Cadet Exchange, and thirty other national cadet special
activities.
Cadet Awards for 2017
Spaatz
0
Eaker

0

Earhart

0

Mitchell

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Senior Member Programs
The Senior members of DEWG worked hard to advance their training in the professional development areas, and have
had 2 Level 4 completions, and 2 Level 5 completions for 2017
Senior Member Awards for 2017
Gill Rob Wilson
2
Garber

2

Leoning

0

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Chronology
January
5
11
12
14
19
21
26

DEWG Bellanca Hangar Meeting
VHF Net
Wing Meeting
VHF Net
SAREX at Dover AFB
Wreaths Across America
Wing Finance Committee Meeting
VHF Net
Wing Emergency Services Training
VHF Net

February
2
7
9
11
15
16
23

VHF Net
DEWG Bellanca Hangar Meeting
VHF Net
SAREX at Dover AFB
DEWG Wing Meeting
VHF Net
VHF Net

March
2
7
8
9
11
23
30

VHF Net
DEWG Bellanca Hangar Meeting
DEWG Wing Meeting
VHF Net
Monthly SAREX
VHF Net
VHF Net

April
4
6
8
12
13
20
22
29

DEWG Bellanca Hangar Meeting
VHF Net
Monthly SAREX
DEWG Wing Meeting
VHF Net
Wing Finance Committee Meeting
DE007 SUI
Squadron Leadership School

May
2
10
13
18
20

DEWG Bellanca Hangar Meeting
DEWG Wing Meeting
Monthly SAREX
DE008 SUI
AE Day

June
6
DEWG Bellanca Hangar Meeting
14
DEWG Wing Meeting
17 – 18 AFRCC Inland SAR Course, Dover DE.
25 - 2July Tri Wing Encampment

July
4
12
20

DEWG Bellanca Hangar Meeting
DWG Wing Meeting
Wing Finance Committee Meeting

August
9
12
15
19
26 – 27

DEWG Wing Meeting
DE025 SUI
Wing CC/GRA Meeting with MG Timmons
Flight Clinic
Dover AFB Air Show

4

September
13
14
28
30

DEWG Wing Meeting
Wing Finance Committee Meeting
Wing Finance Committee Meeting
DEWG Conference

October
5
11

CI In brief
DEWG Meeting & CI Prep

November
4
15
16
18

TLC Course
DEWG Meeting
Wing Finance Committee Meeting
DE025 SUI

December
1
2
3
15 – 17
16

Civil Air Patrol’s 75th Anniversary
DEWG CI Onsite Interviews
DEWG CI Out brief
Tri Wing Encampment Staff Selection
Wreaths Across America

Figure 1 Map of Delaware Wing

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Unit Listing
Unit Name

Location

Charter Number

Wing HQ

New Castle, DE

DE001

Brandywine Cadet Squadron

Claymont, DE

DE004

Dover Senior Squadron

Dover, DE

DE006

Eagle Cadet Squadron

Dover, DE

DE007

DE Air National Guard
Cadet Squadron

New Castle, DE

DE008

Fred Johnson Memorial
Cadet Squadron

Wilmington, DE

DE015

Milford Cadet Squadron

Milford, DE

DE017

Costal Patrol Base 2 Memorial
Composite Squadron

Georgetown, DE

DE019

North Chesapeake
Cadet Squadron

Elkton, MD

DE020

New Castle Senior Squadron
Middletown Cadet Squadron

New Castle, DE
Middletown, DE

DE022
DE025

DEWG Legislative Squadron

Dove, DE

DE999

Communications
Communications is an important asset used in supporting the Operational missions of the Wing.
DEWG maintains an active communications program by holding a VHF Net each Thursday.
DEWG Communications assets listed below:
5 VHF/FM repeaters
72 VHF/FM stations
14 HF stations

Logistics/ Transportation
In addition to the 4 fixed wing aircraft assigned to DEWG there are 13 vehicles assigned to the wing.

Finance
Finance statistics for 2017;
$11,550 in state funding
$1,160,676 value of wing’s volunteer hours

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