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Mississippi Wing - Dec 2008

Mississippi Wing - Dec 2008

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Mississippi Wing Participates in Wreaths Across America
The Mississippi Wing participated in the annual “Wreaths Across America” Ceremony onSaturday December 13, 2008 at the National Veterans Cemetery in Biloxi, MS. The eventhas become an annual special event across the entire country for the Civil Air Patrol. Chap-lain Major Ken Stevens served as the Master of Ceremonies for the event and the keynoteaddress was delivered by Capt. David “Hank” Rogers of the Col. Berta Edge CompositeSquadron in Biloxi. The Honor Guard for the ceremony was provided by the Gulfport HighSchool Marine Corps Junior ROTC.During the formal wreath laying ceremony, representatives of all Branches of the militaryand the Merchant Marines placed specially designed wreaths at the Veterans Memorial tohonor deceased members of their respective Branch. Several members of the MississippiWing of Civil Air Patrol served in support roles before, during and after the formal cere-mony. Many members assisted in the laying of wreaths on several gravesites of deceasedveterans. Chaplain Major Ken Stevens personally placed a wreath at the gravesite of his brother, MRCS Clyde Marvin Stevens, a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. Also at-tending the ceremony were several representatives of the Mississippi Patriot Guard Riders,a patriotic motorcycle club.
(Additional Photos are located on page 4).
Mississippi Wing  
Special points of interest:
Wreaths Across America
MSWG Annual ChristmasLuncheon
Safety Officer Corner 
Inside this issue:
Wreaths across America
 Annual ChristmasLuncheon
Wing Safety Offi-cer Comments
Wreaths across America (Photos)
Citizens Serving Communities...Above and Beyond 
Pictured above is Major Keith Riddle of the Mississippi Wing placing a wreath at the Veterans Memorial during the Annual“Wreaths Across America” Ceremony on Saturday December 13, 2008 at the Biloxi National Veterans Cemetery.
Mississippi Wing Holds Annual Luncheon
Col. Carroll plays Santa Clause Capt. Woodcock Gives Safety Brief Cadet Bracey receives Mitchell AwardAnnual AE Award goes to MockingbirdComposite SquadronMaj. Keith Riddle receives promotion Original MSWG Charter was on displayLt. Col. Carlton Sumner making commentsMockingbird Squadron AE Award
(Jackson, MS)
- Members of the MSWing convened at Cabot Lodge Milsapson Saturday, December 6, 2008 for theannual Christmas Luncheon and Com-manders Call. Col. Carroll directed themeeting and was assisted by Lt. Col.Carlton Sumner, Wing Vice Com-mander, and Lt. Col. Clarence Hauck,Wing Chief of Staff. Capt. Mal Wood-cock gave a detailed and interesting safety briefing that concentrated on seasonalissues. Col. Carroll received reports fromeach staff member regarding their prepa-ration for the upcoming CI examinationin January 2009. The MSWG calendarwas planned through April 2009 duringthe meeting. After several awards andcomments, the attendees were treated toa traditional Christmas luncheon in the banquet area of the Cabot Lodge.Command Staff directs meeting
Mississippi Wing Safety Officer Corner
Col T. C. CarrollWing CommanderCapt M. D. WoodcockWing Safety Officer
(228) 990-7994 (c)
Lt Col R. HodgesMS State DirectorCapt A. SayreDirector of OperationsCapt Hank RogersDirector of EmergencyServicesLt Col C. SumnerVice Commander
Mississippi Wing Safety PyramidSupplement to MSWG Mishap Reporting Policy Letter #080810.1
Instructions: In accordance with Policy Letter #080810.1, the following chart provides the contact names and telephone numbers forquick reference.

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