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FEMA Communications Exercise

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From National Headquarters:

As many of you already know, CAP was involved in a major FEMA communications exercise today.  In fact, we were the exercise.

At the personal request of the FEMA Administrator, Mr. Craig Fugate, CAP sent ten Immediate precedence messages through our HF network to his ten FEMA Region Administrators.  The message instructed them to send him a personal email advising him when they got the CAP message.  Mr. Fugate requested this exercise during a face-to-face meeting in Washington two weeks ago with the CAP Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Donny Rowland.

The exercise was strictly “no notice”.  Even the FEMA regions had no idea this was coming.  It was intended to be a surprise and bring attention to alternative methods of communicating—especially HF.

We received a phone call from Mr. Fugate’s military advisor this morning starting the exercise at 1257Z.  We generated the ten pre-arranged messages and tried calling any FEMA station on their HF frequencies for about ten minutes.  When that was unsuccessful we turned to CAP and began calling CAP Net 9 stations to begin sending the Immediate messages.  We were able to get the FEMA 4 message to 202SERCAP and the FEMA 8 message to 042RMRCAP on Net 9 before the morning HF net started.

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Written by Iowa Wing CAP

March 20, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Only 7 days left to register ONLINE for Iowa Wing Conference!

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There’s still a spot waiting for you at the 2012 Iowa Wing Conference so be sure to get your online registration completed by October 1st!  After that all reigstrations will need to be made directly with Theresa Carroll at wing HQ ( and will incur an additional $5 fee.

The process is simple and your payment isn’t even due until October 8th at wing HQ!  To get registered click here ->, then choose your option(s), fill in your information, and click submit.  Easy, right?

Here’s the cost breakdown…

  • Conference ONLY – $20
  • Banquet ONLY – $20
  • Conference & Banquet – $30
  • open bay barracks billeting – $5 per night, per person (available BOTH Friday and Saturday nights)
  • single person billeting – $16/night
  • family billeting – $46/night

For more details on what sessions are being offered plus registration and billeting (including area hotels) information please check out this link.

T-Minus 36 Days to the 2012 Iowa Wing Conference!

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The 2012 Iowa Wing Conference is fast approaching, have you registered yet?

If your answer is no, what are you waiting for?

This year Camp Dodge will play host to the big event starting on Friday October 12th with a DDR activity (for cadets AND senior members!) and social time, and concludes on Sunday October 14th with a Commander’s Call and Wing Staff Meeting.  Saturday’s highlights include the morning general assembly, learning lab sessions geared towards all CAP members including family members (CAP and non-CAP) of cadets and closes out with a banquet, guest speaker and awards presentation.

The cost for the weekend is as follows:

  • Conference ONLY – $20
  • Banquet ONLY – $20
  • Conference & Banquet – $30
  • open bay barracks billeting – $5 per night, per person (available BOTH Friday and Saturday nights)
  • single person billeting – $16/night
  • family billeting – $46/night

For more details on what sessions are being offered plus registration and billeting (including area hotels) information please check out this link.

Online registration will close on October 1st so be sure to get registered right away.  Payments for online registrations need to be mailed to Theresa Carroll by October 1st.

Iowa Wing Civil Air Patrol
Attn: Theresa Carroll – Wing Conference
75 E Army Post Rd
Des Moines, IA 50315

Any registrations received by Theresa Carroll ( after October 1st will incur an additional $5 fee. 

Okla. Wing’s Keller, Va. Wing’s Litchford honored as top Sr. Member, Cadet

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Col. Virginia P. Keller and Capt. Dominique Litchford, CAP’s Senior Member and Cadet of the Year, respectively.

MARYLAND – The Oklahoma Wing’s vice commander, Col. Virginia P. Keller, was honored Saturday at Civil Air Patrol’s Annual Conference & National Board as the organization’s Senior Member of the Year, and Capt. Dominique Litchford of the Virginia Wing’s Roanoke Composite Squadron was recognized as Cadet of the Year.

Keller and Litchford head the list of CAP members presented with national recognition awards for service to the organization  with exceptional commitment and effectiveness.

Keller, who joined CAP as an aerospace education member in 1985, has served as commander of the Stillwater Composite Squadron and, at the wing level, as assistant finance officer, public affairs officer and acting commander.

Litchford, who recently advanced from cadet colonel to senior member status, has been a CAP member since May 2003. A year ago she joined her sister, Capt. Katrina Litchford of the Roanoke squadron, as a recipient of the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award – presented to less than one-half of 1 percent of all cadets.

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CAP HF voice schedules

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Someone asked me in the past month for some kind of schedule related to CAP HF nets.  Since the change of frequencies in the spring, getting this information has been somewhat problematic.  Here is what is known for sure:

Note that all nets keep the same local time, no matter if Standard or Daylight:

Central  Channel Wing Call Day(s)
800 NCC NEWG Red Cloud M,W,F
805 NCA NEWG Red Cloud M,W,F
808 NCJ NEWG Red Cloud M,W,F
810 NCC NEWG Red Cloud M,W,F
830 NCC IAWG Iowa CAP w
900 NRC National see note* M-F
915 NRD National see note* M-F
1130 NRC National see note* Sa
1800 NCC MOWG MOCAP Unsure, may be M-F
1830 GLC ILWG Red Fox M,W,F
1830 MED VAWG Jefferson T, Th
1900 MED NCWG CAP Kitty Hawk T
1915 MED SCWG Sand Lapper T


The above are nets that are “known” at this time.

In the Micoms ….

Channel Micom 2 Micom 3
NCC Ch 65 Ch 65
NCA Ch 63 Ch 63
NCJ Ch 72 Ch 72
NRC Ch 03 Ch 03
NRD Ch 04 Ch 04
GLC Ch 25 Ch 38
MED Ch 17 Ch 26


*NOTE – National Nets Control are currently Goldenrod 595 or Louisiana 30

1Lt Chuck Brudtkuhl

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

October 17, 2011 at 5:19 pm