449adult members333cadets491voting age members72 aircrew personnel431emergency responders
6 single engine
9 VHF/FM repeaters88VHF/FM stations14 HF stations
8search and rescue missions5finds3 counterdrug missions16 other state support missions
Total Hours Flown
$2.6Mvalue of wing’s volunteer hours
P.O. Box 656, Bedford, MA 01730-0656
Col. William H. Meskill (email@example.com)
Government Relations Advisor
Lt. Col. William G. Duffey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Maj. Gen. Charles L. Carr Jr. (email@example.com)
Col. Christopher J. Hayden (Chayden@ner.cap.gov)
Massachusetts Wing aircrewsanswered the call when Civil AirPatrol was asked to support relief efforts stemming from HurricaneSandy. Joining more than 100aircrews from three Civil AirPatrol regions, they flew photomissions covering more than 300miles of coastline from Cape Cod,Mass., to Cape May, N.J., in what became one of the largest aerialphoto missions in CAP history.In helping complete a photomosaic of the storm-struck Northeast for the FederalEmergency Management Agency, wing aircrews andphotographers joined with their fellow CAP members inhelping provide FEMA with more than 158,000 photos,which were used for damage assessment. In scope, themassive aerial photography mission surpassed those CAPconducted as part of its response to the Deepwater Horizonoil spill in 2010 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In addition, throughout the year the wing’s cadetprogram promoted leadership skills,physical and mental fitness and goodcitizenship to more than 300 youngmembers who participated in weeklymeetings and service projects. And the wing’s aerospaceeducation team conducted programsfor various organizations, teaching thefundamentals of flight, model rocketryand aviation as well as providingorientation flights for cadets. As one of the state’s largestcoordinated radio networks, theMassachusetts Wing provides vital radio links foremergency services. Community service projects includedsupport for numerous state, county and municipal eventsranging from the world-famous Boston Marathon to thePan-Mass Challenge. All the while, the wing continues to build new alliances,as reflected in the recent chartering of what’s believed to beCAP’s first university-chartered senior squadron atBridgewater State University.
A Hurricane Sandy damage assessment photograph takenby a Massachusetts Wing aircrew shows damage to thenorth end of Seaside, N.J.