Wreaths Across America (WAA) Day is just around the corner! Wreaths Across America events will take place at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) and over 900 other locations worldwide on Saturday, 13 December 2014. We are asking for your support for the upcoming ceremonies!
As a reminder, this year will be our largest effort to date as we aim to place a wreath on every marker at ANC, over 230,000 wreaths. We need your help to turn this dream to reality! If you haven’t already registered via the link below please do so as soon as possible, no later than 3 December 2014. We have a significant number registered but we could still use another 75 members to assist in the logistics of distributing the wreaths. MRO qualified personnel is our greatest specific need.
A duty we take on every year at ANC is helping to coordinate the unloading and movement of the wreath trucks. WAA officials would like CAP to provide personnel to assist in the unloading of the trucks, provide help by directing the thousands of volunteers to their proper locations to lay wreaths and others to operate CAP radios and to coordinate status and movement of the wreaths/trucks. We will be using the IC system for coordination. We will need volunteers to work various mission staff jobs in order to ensure operations run smoothly. For those working on the logistics and communications the uniform of the day is BDU or corporate equivalent.
NOTE: General information regarding CAP participation in Wreaths Across America, from ceremonies and wreath laying to fundraising, can be found in the CAP Quick Start Guide via the link below.
We truly appreciate your assistance in this matter. Thank you for your service to CAP and your support of Wreaths Across America!
The Delaware Wing ID Photo Challenge is complete. However, no single winner could be selected. In a SIX-way tie for first place, the winners are:
Following close behind are:
SLS class announcement: Delaware Wing will be conducting a Squadron Leadership School (SLS) class at Wilmington University Dover Campus Room A-205 on Saturday 22-Nov-2014.
The Safety Team is soliciting articles for the Safety Beacon in order to make the beacon more relevant to CAP. Authors of articles, which get published in the beacon, get credited with safety currency for that month. Likewise we are looking for Safety Education Modules for the SMS. If your presentation is uploaded into the SMS, you will be credited with safety currency for that month. If you have suggestions for articles or education modules let us know also. We want to hear from you. All submission should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're on Facebook, go to https://www.facebook.com/CivilAirPatrolSafety and "like" them to receive updates.
A Word from the Wing Commander
Welcome to the Delaware Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary. Since 1941 the Delaware Wing serves our Nation, State and local communities through our outstanding execution of Civil Air Patrol’s three missions: Emergency Services, Cadet Programs and Aerospace Education.
With more than 500 members, the Delaware Wing performs search and rescue, disaster relief, emergency service, counter drug and homeland security missions throughout the State of Delaware. The Civil Air Patrol is responsible for 90% of inland search and rescue missions in the United States as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Delaware Wing’s flight crews, ground teams, communication teams and incident command center members conduct numerous Air Force assigned search and rescue missions each year. Delaware Wing's seven 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.
Our cadet program focuses on leadership skills, aerospace education, character development and physical fitness. 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 Cadet Survival School, 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. Our cadet color guard and drill team represented our Wing in the 2012 Middle East Region Cadet Competition. Our ‘Diamond Flight Drill Team’ won the region competition and went on to compete at the National Cadet Competition in Dayton, Ohio. Today’s cadets; tomorrow’s leaders!
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 rides where their “book” knowledge of aerodynamics is demonstrated in the air. Delaware provides an excellent opportunity for members to visit some of the best aviation museums in the country including the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base.
With our core values of integrity, volunteer service, excellence, and respect, we are proud to be the Delaware Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, “Local Citizens Serving Our Community since 1941.”
Commander, Delaware Wing
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