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Nevada Wing History

Nevada Wing celebrated 80 years of service in 2021

Nevada Wing of the Civil Air Patrol is the highest echelon in the state of Nevada and was chartered on December 1, 1941.  Nevada Wing contributed to the state and nation through search and rescue (SAR) and military support roles during the Second World War. Since then, Nevada Wing has provided search and rescue (SAR) capabilities throughout the nation’s seventh largest state. Following is some of Nevada Wing's notable history and events:


1941-1945 Nevada Wing Origins

2020-2021 COVID-19 Response

1950-2014 Washoe Jeep Squadron

2020 Oregon Wildfires Response

1955 Operation Cue

• Nevada Wing Scrapbook 1942-1997

1978 Sagebrush Triangle

• Nevada Wing Commanders Roster

2007 Steve Fosset Search

Nevada Wing History Slideshow







View the 80th Anniversary Edition of Silver Wings Over Nevada

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