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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 (wingadmin@iawg.cap.gov) 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 -> http://iawgconference2012.eventzilla.net, 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.

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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 (wingadmin@iawg.cap.gov) after October 1st will incur an additional $5 fee. 

Civil Air Patrol doggedly pursues lost planes in America’s Northland

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MINNESOTA — The search for a Twin Cities area pilot and his plane in Northeastern Minnesota has entered its second week and now involves Civil Air Patrol aircrews from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois. CAP pilots have already logged about 630 hours in the search for Michael Bratlie, a 67-year-old pilot from Lakesville, who was breaking in a new engine on his white twin-engine Piper PA-31 Navajo when he disappeared. Such missions are nothing new for CAP, as told in this story by Steve Kuchera in the Duluth News Tribune, which chronicles the search for Bratlie.

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

June 20, 2012 at 8:08 am

Safety article features Iowa Wing photo of Delhi Dam failure

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IOWA — Record rainfall, faulty gates and inherent design issues contributed to the July 2010 breach of Iowa’s Delhi Dam, investigators found. The overtopping caused the earthen embankment to erode and eventually emptied Lake Delhi, causing millions in property damage. Read more about the breach in this online article published by HydroWorld.com and see an aerial view of the Delhi Dam failure taken by the Iowa Wing of Civil Air Patrol.

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

August 31, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Congressman Steve King Gets a Bird’s Eye View of Flood Ravaged Western Iowa

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Capt Cindi Wachholz
Asst. Public Affairs Officer
Iowa Wing

IOWA –Congressman Steve King (R-IA), took to the skies on the afternoon of June 11th to view the extent of flood damage and flood prevention efforts being implemented in Hamburg, Iowa, and surrounding counties.

It’s no surprise that with the vast amount of flooding in the Dakotas, that Iowa should see an increase to its Missouri River banks.  The sheer amount of additional flood waters, however has led Congressman Steve King to investigate the needs of the communities in the area. Civil Air Patrol, the auxiliary of the US Air Force, furnished the aircraft and crew to provide Congressman King with a comprehensive aerial view of the impacted area. Surveying the region by air, allows for a more complete view of the destruction and where defensive actions against the rising waters must be taken.
“Scenes of flooded farmland are all too common in the wake of this flood,” said King, “and they remind us of the extensive damage being done to homes, property, businesses and infrastructure along the Missouri River.”

King has conducted extensive aerial surveys of the region, extending from the southwest Iowa/Missouri boarder up to Yankton, SD.

“The sheer scale of the damage done by this flood cannot be fully appreciated until it is seen from the air,” said King.

Working with Iowa’s delegation in the US House of Representatives in submitting a congressional letter of support for disaster relief, King welcomed the President’s announcement that a federal disaster declaration had been granted to six counties (Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, and Woodbury) affected by the Missouri River flooding. Federal recourses are now available to assist ongoing recovery efforts.

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

July 8, 2011 at 8:00 am

Northeast Iowa Floods of 2010

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by 1Lt Jessa Brace
Iowa Wing Public Affairs Officer
27 July 2010

Due to the large amount of rain that has fallen across Iowa in the last few months flooding has developed from the Missouri to the Mississippi and the Civil Air Patrol squadrons in and around Dubuque are well aware of that.  “Today we were requested by Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division to perform aerial reconnaissance for the Maquoketa River from area’s south of Delhi to Monticello. We have been asked to provide a window of the next 14 days to include areas south of Independence to DeWitt (Wapsipinicon River), Maquoketa to the Mississippi River from Clinton to Muscatine,” commented Iowa Wing Commander Colonel Ron Scheitzach.  “We are currently flying the first mission as I write this, taking photos that will be used to determine a course of action and survey the current damage.”

According to an update sent at 9:30 am Tuesday morning, one photo mission has been flown with the end result photos being delivered to the customer.  No ground teams have been tasked to assist at this time but air crews remain on call for additional air missions as needed at the discretion of Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division.

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

July 27, 2010 at 3:54 pm