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Archive for September 2011

Iowa is Featured in the Latest Edition of The Volunteer

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It is with great pride that I pass along the following link for the Oct-Dec 2011 online edition of The Volunteer – – and let you all know that a piece I wrote on Red Oak’s EAA Youth Aviation Day is the featured article for NCR in the region news section.

-1st Lt Jessa Erickson


Written by Iowa Wing CAP

September 27, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Training Leaders of Cadets Course Being Offerend in Wisconsin This Weekend

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-from Capt Cindi Wachholz…


I have just received information that a TLC- Training Leaders of Cadets is being offered in Appleton WI this weekend- 1-2 Oct 2011.   An IA senior member called a nearby hotel- Candlewood Hotel Suites and received a CAP discount: a $145 room for $69.

If you would like the registration form or more detailed information, please contact me ASAP (

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September 27, 2011 at 11:56 am

Iowa Wing Supports Thunder in the Valley

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Capt Douglas Meyer
Operations Officer
Cedar Rapids Senior Squadron

WATERLOO, IA – The Civil Air Patrol was well represented at the 3-day “Thunder in the Valley” air show held August 26-28 at the Waterloo Municipal Airport.

Attending for the Iowa Wing and the Cedar Rapids Senior Squadron was Operations Officer Capt Doug Meyer.  Working along side with Captain Meyer was Captain Klees and cadets from the Burlington Composite Squadron as well as First Lieutenant Pitts and cadets from the East Iowa Cadet Squadron.

Capt Meyer along with the other members of the Iowa Wing displayed the Wing’s newest aircraft, N629CP,a Cessna 182T, to hundreds of poeple during the three day event.  In addition, a booth was set up displaying the capabilities of the Civil Air Patrol and the cadet section of the Iowa wing.

The members involved displayed themselves in a professional manner that brought recognition to the Civil Air Patrol and the those of us in the Iowa Wing.

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

September 26, 2011 at 9:21 am

EICS members volunteer and learn at the Waterloo Air show

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Capt Francisco Molina
Public Affairs Officer
East Iowa Cadet Squadron

Members of the EICS spent time with the USAF Thunderbirds - air demonstration squadron

WATERLOO, IA – Members of the East Iowa Cadet Squadron participate in the Waterloo Air Show providing flight marshaling to the event. It was also an aerospace education activity opportunity learning about different types of aircraft and the USAF Thunderbirds.

The Thunderbirds are the air demonstration squadron of the U.S. Air Force (USAF), based at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, Nevada, but they are also part of the USAF combat force and if required and can be rapidly integrated into an operational fighter unit.

ECIS members were able to see the Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Fighting Falcon powered by an updated version Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 engine and pilots.

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

September 25, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Iowa pastor appointed as deputy chief of Civil Air Patrol chaplains

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IOWA — Chaplain Lt. Col. Ken Van Loon was appointed as the deputy chief of the Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps at CAP’s annual meeting in Louisville, Ky., in August. Van Loon has served for the past 26 years as a volunteer chaplain in this arm of the U.S. Air Force. This will be his second tour in that office, having served as the deputy chief from 2001 to 2004. Click here to learn more about Van Loon, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Newton, and his work with CAP.

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

September 23, 2011 at 9:12 pm

CAP receives 2nd Lightspeed Aviation Foundation grant

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NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS – For the second straight year, Civil Air Patrol is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation’s gift and grant program as one of the nation’s best aviation charitable organizations.

Allan Schrader, Lightspeed Aviation president, made the contribution to Civil Air Patrol this morning at the Pilots Choice Awards at the AOPA Aviation Summit in Hartford, Conn.

Col. Christopher J. Hayden, commander of the Northeast Region, accepted the grant, which recognizes CAP as one of the top five aviation charitable organizations in America in 2011. Twenty aviation charities were nominated as potential grant recipients, but only the top five – as chosen by pilots and other aviation enthusiasts from across the country – received grants.

“The pilot community has spoken and, once again, the Civil Air Patrol stands out as one of the most valued and respected aviation charities in our nation,” Schrader said. “On behalf of the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation, it is truly an honor to support the incredible work of Civil Air Patrol.”

Maj. Gen. Charles L. Carr Jr., CAP’s national commander, was pleased with the recognition and the contribution. “I would like to extend our gratitude to citizens across America who cast their vote in support of CAP,” Carr said.

The grant will be put to good use promoting aerospace education through CAP’s Aerospace Connections in Education, or ACE, program, which benefits more than 100 schools and 15,000 students across the nation

The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation launched the gift and grant program in 2010. Since then, the foundation has produced millions of impressions through social media, the web, public relations and events on behalf of CAP and the other finalist charities.

The other 2011 grant recipients were Mission Aviation Fellowship, The Ninety-Nines, Recreational Aviation Foundation and Wings of Hope.

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

September 23, 2011 at 9:10 pm

First Aid Class Being Offered in Ft. Dodge

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Our previously postponed First Aid course taught by Maj Roger Elliott, has been rescheduled to take place during our meeting on Saturday, 5 Nov 2011, from 0900-1200. The course fee is $20 and this opportunity is open to anyone in the wing needing the course.

Maj Elliott will need to order materials, so please register for the course with me no later than 26 October 2011.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (, or Maj Elliott (

-Capt Cindi Wachholz

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

September 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm