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Nevada Wing Commander Visits Carson City

Lt. Colonel Brad Spires and Colonel Carol L. Lynn meet with state assembly minority leader Paul Anderson (c) in his office at the Nevada Legislature during Nevada Aviation Day in Carson City, NV. Photo: Major Dale Brown, asst. public affairs officer, Nevada Wing


Nevada Wing Commander Visits Carson City

By Maj. Dale Brown, CAP
Public Affairs Officer, Douglas County Composite Squadron, Nevada Wing 

Colonel Carol L. Lynn, commander of the Nevada Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), recently visited Carson City to attend Nevada Aviation-Aerospace-Airports Day at the state capitol.

Nevada Aviation Day is an event where airport managers, aviation industry representatives, and other aviation-related officials meet at the Nevada Legislature, discuss ways to improve the impact of aviation in the state, and get a chance to meet state representatives.

Colonel Carol L. Lynn (l) inspects the information and recruiting display set up at the Carson City Airport terminal by the Carson City Composite Squadron (CCCS), Nevada Wing, as part of Nevada Aviation Day. (l to r) Colonel Carol L. Lynn; 2LT Ian Hoffman; Cadet Airman Ryan Wood; Cadet Airman Branden Lightle; and Major Paul Thorne, CCCS commander. Photo: Major Dale Brown, asst. public affairs officer, Nevada Wing

Col. Lynn attended a luncheon sponsored by the Nevada Business Aircraft Association, Aviation Suppliers Association, and the Nevada Airports Association, where she heard from several aircraft manufacturers’ representatives and officials from national and local aviation organizations on how their organizations will help aviation grow in the state.

Col. Lynn was then escorted through the Legislature by Lt. Colonel Brad Spires, a mission pilot with the Douglas County Composite Squadron, Nevada Wing. Lt. Col. Spires was appointed Nevada Wing Government Relations Advisor, and as such he has had years of interaction with Nevada’s elected of×cials. They were able to speak with Assemblymen Chris Edwards, Robin Titus, Jim Wheeler, Speaker Pro Tem Irene Bustamante Adams, and Minority Leader Paul Anderson. On the Senate side, they met with Becky Harris and Minority Whip Ben Kieckhefer.

“It was a great opportunity for us to represent CAP at the Legislature,” said Lt. Col. Spires. “While we have no pending legislation affecting us this session, being able to have this visibility with our elected officials was very positive. We were met with open arms. A real credit to those of us who serve our communities through the Civil Air Patrol.”

Next, Col. Lynn visited the Carson City Composite Squadron’s (CCCS) information and recruiting display in the Carson City Airport terminal. She was met by Major Paul Thorne, CCCS commander; and Second Lieutenant Ian Hoffman, Cadet Airman Branden Lightle, and Cadet Airman Ryan Wood, all members of CCCS. Later that evening, Col. Lynn attended a legislative reception at the Governor’s Mansion.

“Civil Air Patrol has operated in Nevada for decades serving in several of our communities in several capacities: youth development, education outreach, search and rescue, and disaster response,” remarked Col. Lynn. “Our relationship with the state of Nevada has always been a good one, but is strengthening through opportunities such as Nevada Aviation Day. We look forward to more opportunities to serve the citizens of Nevada.”

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