CTS Update & Graduation Details Sticky


CTS Update & Graduation Details

Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 10:40 PM

Parents & Squadron Commanders,

Good evening!  We are on our 3rd full day of Cadet Training Schools and I'd like to provide you with an update along with details about our graduation ceremony on Sunday June 26.

Several parents asked to mail letters to their cadets.  Due to the length of time mail takes to process at Fort Indiantown Gap, we'd ask that no additional letters be mailed because they will not make it to the cadets in time before graduation.

Graduation is scheduled for Sunday June 27th at 11am.  Plan to arrive between 10am and 10:45am and bring plenty of water, lawn chairs and shade (if you have a tail gating tent).  Directions to graduation can be found on our website:  http://cts.pawg.cap.gov/content/graduation

We are honored to have the Pennsylvania Air National Guard Director of Staff, Colonel Koudelka, at our graduation ceremony.  His bio is available on our website.

We continue to post photos and videos on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/encampment

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at Graduation!



Commander, PAWG Cadet Training Schools

Col. Terrence L. Koudelka



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PA. WWII Air Show Includes CAP 75th Anniversary Salute

As part of its yearlong 75th anniversary series of events Civil Air Patrol included its living history display at the annual World War II Weekend in Reading, Pennsylvania.
WWII_weekend_2016 - Tech. Sgt. George Brizek, the living history leader, leaves the flight line before engine start for the Commemorative Air Force Stinson 10.
The early June weekend featured over 50 restored wartime aircraft, hundreds of re-enactors representing various military units, and numerous vehicles, weapons and encampments. The Word War II-themed air show was a perfect venue for highlighting CAP’s... anniversary.
During the weekend CAP’s display represented two wartime bases. The first, Coastal Patrol Base 2 at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, was a key operating location for CAP anti-submarine patrols early in the war, when enemy submarines were sinking critical shipping within sight of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. The second, Reading Courier Service Station 4, supported quick response transportation of essential military personnel and critical cargo around the Mid-Atlantic states. Station 4 was commanded by pioneering woman aviator Frances Nolde.
Photo: : WWII Weekend 2016
- Tech. Sgt. George Brizek, the living history leader,
leaves the flight line before engine start
for the Commemorative Air Force Stinson 10.
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Photo credits:  John Swain

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2016 CTS - Cadet Training Schools, June 19 - 26, at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA



2016 CTS - Cadet Training Schools

June 19 - 26, at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA




The following information is current as of AS OF 6 MAY 2016:


ARRIVAL - JUNE 19, 2016

Pennsylvania Wing Headquarters, Building 3-108, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania
3-108 Lackawana Street, Fort Indiantown Gap, PA
Encampment Students  - 1100-1500 (11am-3pm)
STEM Academy Students - 1100-1300 (11am-1pm)
Leadership Development Course - 1330-1500 (1:30pm-3pm)
Honor Guard Academy - 1330-1500 (1:30pm-3pm)


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UPDATED: 2016 Conference 20 - 22 May


Pennsylvania Wing Civil Air Patrol

2016 Conference & Awards Banquet

20 - 22 May 2016


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Immediate Action Required: Please contact your State Representative immediately


IMPORTANT Issue: Civil Air Patrol Legislation before the PA House; your immediate support needed!

Immediate Action Required: Please contact your State Representative immediately and ask them co-sponsor legislation being introduced by State Representative Barry Jozwiak.


Please contact your State Representative and urge them to cosponsor this legislation!


Find your PA Representative's contact info by clicking on this link Pennsylvania House of Representatives website; 

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CELEBRATING 75 YEARS in Civil Air Patrol

75th Anniversary in Civil Air Patrol
Dwight D. Eisenhower

XXXIV President of the United States: 1953-1961

224 - Statement by the President on the 14th Anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol.

October 19, 1955

THROUGH fourteen years the volunteers of the Civil Air Patrol, by their almost daily performance of aerial search and rescue, mercy missions and disaster relief, have added immeasurably to the safety and well-being of their fellow citizens.

Beyond that, more than fifty thousand teen age members of CAP engaged annually in its program of aviation education help answer the continuing need for alert young men and women in our Air Force and in our aviation industry.

The volunteers of the Patrol by their patriotic service, their readiness for every call, their devotion to duty have earned the gratitude of the Republic.

I heartily endorse the Civil Air Patrol and urge all of our citizens to support this worthy organization. I join with my fellow Americans in congratulating the members of CAP upon their Fourteenth Anniversary.

NOTE.: This statement was released at Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, Colo.

Citation: Dwight D. Eisenhower: "Statement by the President on the 14th Anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol.," October 19, 1955. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=10371.


Civil Air Patrol 75th Anniversary 1941 - 2016

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2016 PA Wing Conference and Awards Banquet - 20 - 22 May 2016


Registration is OPEN for 

the 2016 Civil Air Patrol Pennsylvania Wing
Conference and Awards Banquet 

20 - 22 May 2016

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex 

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana, PA  15705


For details and To Register: https://2016pawgconference.eventbrite.com


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CELEBRATING 75 YEARS: Pennsylvania Wing known for disaster relief, SAR and Hawk Mountain

Civil Air Patrol 75th Anniversary 1941 - 2016
With plenty of disasters orchestrated by Mother Nature — including tornadoes in 1985 and severe flooding in the 1970s and again in 1996 — a 1972 blizzard particularly tested the skills of Civil Air Patrol’s Pennsylvania Wing as it came to the aid of some 500 stranded motorists and their families. For that mission, the wing was credited with saving eight, of whom one had suffered a heart attack and seven had severe exposure and frostbite.
It was the manmade disaster of Sept. 11, 2001, that had the wing providing manpower and communications support to emergency management agencies, while also standing by for aerial imaging of the wreckage of the fourth plane, Flight 93, which went down that day in Somerset County.
On a much smaller scale, after local police remembered hearing about a recent mission that stressed CAP’s air-evacuation capabilities in 1956, they contacted the wing, which promptly delivered a plane and pilot to fly a 13-year-old leukemia patient from Wilkes-Barre to a New York hospital for emergency treatment. more at ...  http://www.cap75th.com/wing-highlights/pensylvania-wing/
< Photo caption:
Pennsylvania Wing Commander Col. Phillip F. Neuweiler, left, poses for a photo with an unidentified Civil Air Patrol pararescue cadet at Hawk Mountain Ranger Training School in Kempton. Neuweiler, who operated Neuweiler Brewing Co., was the backbone behind the CAP Ranger Program, headquartered at Hawk Mountain. Fifty years later, the Colonel Phillip Neuweiler Memorial Training Facility at Hawk Mountain remains in use as the primary CAP ranger training school.
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Cadet Accepted to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy


Rep. Tim Murphy, 18th district, invited C/2Lt Zachary Kagle to his office saying "First order of business, we just got word you've been accepted to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy!"

Photos include: C/2Lt Zachary Kagle and Rep. Tim Murphy

Rep. Murphy showing Kagle Navy glad (Murphy is a Commander in Navy Reserve), MMA grads can be commissioned in Navy.

Cadet Kagle on the phone giving good news to his mother!

C/2Lt Zachary Kagle is a member of the Civil Air Patrol Washington Composite Squadron, Washington, PA



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Air Force extends CAP cadet encampment assistance


The U.S. Air Force grant program that enabled more than 1,500 Civil Air Patrol cadets to attend wing encampments throughout the nation in 2015 has been extended.
Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force chief of staff, announced that the CAP Cadet Encampment Assistance Program will receive Air Force funding again in 2016. In 2015, the program’s first year, tuition and uniform scholarships were provided to cadets in need of financial assistance to participate in CAP’s encampment program. As a result, total summer attendance rose to almost 7,200, a 22 percent increase. CEAP assistance was directed toward first-time encampment participants.
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