Nevada Wing is proud to celebrate Civil Air Patrol's 75th Anniversary.
Installation of the 75th Anniversary Display at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Concourse C was completed 21 December 2016. The exhibit will be in place through April 30, 2017. Special thanks to Maj Ted Rieck, Lt Col Deborah Pierce, Lt Col Shawn Brewer, 1st Lt Maryan Tooker, and Kim Matthews of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority and her amazing staff!
From the Nevada Wing Commander, Col Carol Lynn
We have now reached the end of 2016 and are excited about the possibilities that will appear in 2017.
Our 75th Anniversary events were a blast and we have extended our recognition of our anniversary with an extensive display set up at Reno-Stead Airport. Thanks go out to our members in the Reno area and the passion of our Wing PAO, Lt. Tooker, for the completion of this project which will stay up until the Region Conference in April.
While we are still moving through the winter months and weather continues to impact flying and any outdoor activities, we continue to plan for the time when the snow melts. We have a new RPV project being developed which will culminate at the 2017 Wing Conference with a competition between squadrons using RPVs. A new Cadet Leadership school has been developed by one of our squadrons will begin this year.
Speaking of competitions, all of our squadrons are putting teams together to participate in the Wing Cadet Competition. We plan to send a team to the Region Competition and, of course, on to the National Competition.
Legislative Day is approaching soon, March 2, and as I plan to “storm the hill” I am hoping that we can send two cadets from the Wing to the Civic Leadership Academy in Washington, DC, which will enable them to make the visits with me. Anyone interested?
NHQ has developed and is testing a new Unit Commanders Course and Nevada Wing is one of the test sites. This course will be offered in February. It has a couple of formats and we are working with NHQ to choose the right one for us. Watch for more info soon.
Nevada Wing is working with NHQ Operations to develop an RPV program that will increase our capacity to serve future customers. We have added some new members to our IMAT team that will enable us to strengthen our response capabilities when called upon. We are planning a GEIIP training in the near future which adds yet another tool for emergency response.
As you can see, we are not standing still. We are moving into some exciting times. Let’s enjoy the ride together!