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CAP Pennsylvania Wing History

CAP Pennsylvania Wing History

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Pennsylvania Wing Civil Air Patrol
Pennsylvania Wing Civil Air PatrolThe Pennsylvania Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the UnitedStates Air Force AuxiliaryAssociated BranchesAssociated BranchesUnited States Air ForceExecutive Staff Executive Staff CommanderCommanderCol Sandra E. BrandonVice CommanderVice CommanderLt Col Gary FlemingCurrent StatisticsCurrent StatisticsSquadronsSquadrons71CadetsCadets1128SeniorsSeniors1222Total MembershipTotal Membership2350Statistics as of 4 December 2011
ThePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaWingWingoftheCivilAirPatrol(CAP)isthe highestechelonofCAPinthecommonwealthof Pennsyl-vania.PennsylvaniaWingheadquartersarelocatednear Harrisburg, PA atFort Indiantown Gap.PennsylvaniaWingisabbreviatedas"PAWG",andisoftenreferredtobyitsmembersas"PAWing".APenn-sylvaniakeystoneisasymbolcommonlyusedinpatchesand designs of PAWG.ForCAPradiocommunications,PAWGcallsignshavethe"PennCAP"prefix.PennsylvaniaWingisthe31stwing,butequipmentidentificationnumbersandunitcharternumbersbeginwiththeprefix37.Forexample,aCAPaircraftinPennsylvaniaWingusesthecallsign
CAP 37## 
, where ## is the number of the aircraft.
History
See also:History of the Civil Air PatrolPennsylvaniaWingisoneoftheoriginal48wingsinCivilAir Patrol.Inthespringof1942,thePennsylvaniaWingcon-ducteda30-dayexperimentwiththeintentionofcon-vincingtheArmyAirForcesthattheywerecapableof flyingcargomissionsforthenation.PAWingtransportedArmycargoasfarasGeorgia,andtopArmyofficialswere impressed.Afterthe30daytrialperiod,theWarDepart-mentgaveCAPpermissiontoconductcourierandcargoserviceforthemilitary,oftenflyingmail,lightcargo,andimportantmilitaryofficialsbetweenUSAAFbases.
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OneoftheCivilAirPatrolsveryfirst"AviationCadetPrograms"wasestablishedatthePittsburghArmyAirFieldintheSpringof1943.Acceptingyoungmenas"Avi-ationCadets"inadelayedenlistmentprogramfortheArmyAirForces,thePittsburghSquadrontrainedtheseboys(asyoungas15)inAerospaceandMilitarysubjectsandvettedthemforserviceasArmyAirForcePilots.Graduatingatotalof16AviationCadetsfortheArmyinlessthantenmonths,thePittsburghSquadronmodelwascopiedbyunitsinPhiladelphia,NewYorkCityandasfarsouthasFlorida.Today,thecurrentSquadronwithdi-rectlineagetothatAviationCadetUnitistheCAP’ssec-ondlongest,continuallyoperatedunitonaMilitaryIn-stallation.OnDecember31,1999,PAWingunitswereputonstand-byincaseofanyproblemsarisingfromtheY2Kbug
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.DuringtheSeptember11attacks,PennsylvaniaWingwasorderedtoastand-bystate.Althoughnotofficiallytaskedwithanymissionsindirectsupport,PAWGradiocommunicationscenterswereoperationalandpreparedto offer assistance.In2006,PAWingwasactivatedtoflyreconnaissancemissionsduringthe2006flood.PAWGaircraftflewovermajorwaterwaystoprovidedetailedphotographsof flood-affectedareasandtomonitorfloodwatersastheymoved downstream.31CAPRangersfromPennsylvaniaWingtraveled28hourstoPascagoula,MississippitoaidinHurricaneKat- rinareliefefforts.PAWGRangerswentdoor-to-dooren-suringthatlocalresidentshadadequatefood,water,andmedical care.
Pennsylvania Wing CommandersPennsylvania Wing Commanders1.Lt. Col. William L. Anderson 1 Dec 41 to 18 Aug 452.Lt. Col. Philip F. Neuweiler 18 Aug 45 to 26 Mar 46
3.Lt. Col. Carl A. Reber 26 Mar 46 to 15 Aug 47
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4.Col. Philip F. Neuweiler 15 Aug 47
to 21 Mar 705.Col. Angelo A. Milano 22 Mar 70 to 5 Nov 776.Temp. Col. Andrew E. Skiba 5 Nov 1977 to 28 Jun 19787.Lt. Col. Edward T. Kelly (Int.) 28 Jun 1978 to 1 Jan19798.Col. Angelo A. Milano 1 Jan 1979 to 7 Dec 19879.Col. Raymond F. Schuler 7 Dec 1987 to 16 Feb 199010.Col. M. Allen Applebaum 16 Feb 1990 to 14 Nov 199011.Col. Larry Kauffman 14 Nov 1990 to 20 Nov 199312.Col. Joseph A. Guimond, Jr. 20 Nov 1993 to 19 Aug199513.Col. Jean-Pierre J. Habets 19 Aug 1995 to Aug 15 199914.Col. Fredric K. Weiss 15 Aug 1999 to 14 Jun 200315.Col. M. Allen Applebaum 14 Jun 2003 to 29 Sep 200716.Col. Mark A. Lee 29 Sep 2007 to 12 Nov 201117.Col. Sandra E. Brandon 12 Nov 2011 to PresentPennsylvania Spaatz AwardsPennsylvania Spaatz Awards10 Michael F. S. Hanford 14 Feb 196647 Kenneth B. Hibbert 12 Sep 196762 Ramon L. Bennedetto 16 May 196874 Michael A. Allen 22 Nov 196879 Richard B. Smith 07 Jan 196988 James I. Heald 15 May 1969104 Paul S. Draper 14 Jan 1970105 Harry Z. Mertz 14 Jan 1970116 Gary J. Kirkpatrick 14 May 1970166 Roy K. Salomon 11 Apr 1972171 Marie E. Stutz 28 Jun 1972174 Donald P. Flinn 24 Jul 1972205 Mark L. Sweeney 15 Mar 1973220 George S. Rose 18 Jun 1973230 Robert P. Pelligrini 02 Aug 1973299 Gary p. Standorf 07 Nov 1974314 Keith D. Kries 07 Mar 1975423 Konrad J. Trautman 14 Feb 1977445 Robert Mattes 02 Oct 1977452 Lawrence L. Trick 22 Nov 1977463 Jerrold Warthman 01 Mar 1978480 Richard Magners 03 Jul 1978484 Richard Graves 22 Aug 1978495 James Kraftchak 02 Jan 1979510 William Snee 01 May 1979532 Bryan Watson 13 Nov 1979533 Robert Atwell 16 Nov 1979534 Terry Hawes 19 Nov 1979553 Jeff Riley 08 Aug 1980554 Terry Friend 03 Sep 1980558 Tim Hawes 27 Oct 1980570 Richard Yingling 06 May 1981583 R. Steven Rickert 07 Oct 1981613 Edward Czeck 25 Jun 1982625 Sean Neal 13 Dec 1982626 Anthony Sodano 17 Dec 1982691 Walter Garnett 01 Apr 1984738 Kurt Hack 28 Feb 1985783 Robert Lutz 22 Jan 1986797 Daniel Weston 08 May 1986815 David Mertes 05 Sep 1986882 Paul Andrew 06 Apr 1988889 John Angeny 01 Jul 1988935 Lawrence L. Stouffer 18 Apr 1989950 John Talaber 08 Aug 1989957 Henry Lutz 29 Aug 19891007 William Davis 12 Jun 19901043 Kerim Yasar 16 Jan 19911073 Joseph Shirer 27 Aug 19911074 Randy Lentz 27 Aug 19911081 Isaac Zortman 21 Nov 19911083 Richard Gray 09 Dec 19911101 Nathaniel Szewczyk 25 Feb 19921153 Kara Grimaldi 18 Jan 19931173 Timothy Cheslock 29 Jun 19931174 Sarah Ferdinand 29 Jun 19931236 Julian Rivera 12 Jan 19951282 Julius Armstrong 22 Dec 19951286 Joel A. Martin 03 Dec 19951287 Broderick A. Jones 03 Dec 19951383 Michael T. Bauer 19 Jul 19981409 Jason Secrest 16 Jul 19991432 Sean T. Conroy 09 Jun 20001480 Joshua Plocinski 21 Dec 20021497 Shawn M. Cressman 13 Mar 20031590 Erin M. Nelson 21 Feb 20061631 David J. Spillane 21 Apr 20071658 Robert A. Nolt 26 Jul 20071662 Matthew J. Postupack 28 Aug 20071677 Thomas P. Carr 22 Dec 20071748 Courtney Gallagher 23 Dec 20091767 Dane V. Carroll 19 Aug 2010
Structure
Former Wing Commander Phillip Neuweiler at PAWG HQ
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Squadrons of Group 1Squadron NumberSquadron NumberName/Location/TypeName/Location/TypeWebsiteWebsite Group 1 Headquarters
No Specific Location
None Listed
None Listed
Squadron 1501 Johnstown Composite
None Listed
Squadron 1502Somerset Composite
None Listed
Squadrons of Group 2Squadron NumberSquadron NumberName/Location/TypeName/Location/TypeWebsiteWebsite Group 2 HeadquartersFort Indiantown Gappawingcap.com/gp2Squadron 202Bedford Compositebedfordcap.orgSquadron 301York Compositehome.earthlink.net/~nerpa021Squadron 302Capital City Composite
None Listed
None Listed
Squadron 307Lebanon VFW Cadetsquadron307.usPennsylvaniaWingisthehighestechelonofCivilAirPa-trolinPennsylvania.PAWingreportstoNortheastRe-gionCAP, who reports to CAP National Headquarters.PennsylvaniaWingHeadquartersislocatedinareno-vatedWorldWarTwoPostExchange(PX)andNonCom-missionedOfficersClub(NCOClub)atFortIndiantownGapinAnnville,Pennsylvania.Offices,classrooms,a communicationscenterandanemergencyoperationscenterarelocatedinsidetheHeadquarters.Additionally,theheadquartersbuildingislocatedapproximatelyonemile fromMuir Army Airfield.BelowtheWinglevel,Pennsylvaniaisdividedintosixsmallergroups.Eachgroupconductsitsowntrainingandprograms,withactualmissionsassignedtoagroupfromPennsylvaniaWing.Originally,thestatewasdividedintothreegroups(western,central,andeastern);butwithanincreasingnumberofsquadrons,PAWGdividedspliteachgroupintonorthernandsouthernsections,creatingsix groups in 2007.
Underneatheachgrouparenumeroussquadrons.Squadronsarethelocalleveloforganization,andsquadronsmeetweeklytoconducttraining.TherearethreetypesofCivilAirPatrolsquadrons.Acadetsquadronfocusprimarilyonprovidingforcadets.Ase-niorsquadronisaunitdedicatedtoallowingseniormemberstofocusonCAPsmissions.Compositesquadronshavebothcadetsandseniormemberswork-ing together.
Groups and Squadrons
Group 1
Group1isresponsibleforoperationsinandaroundthePittsburgharea.
Group 2
Group 2 operates aroundHarrisburg.
Group 3
Group 3 operates in the greaterPhiladelphiaarea.
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