OHWG AE Newsletter

posted Jan 14, 2016, 2:31 PM by David Allen

The Winter 2016 OHWG Buckeye AE Newsletter is available for download.

Holiday Wishes

posted Dec 8, 2015, 4:13 AM by David Allen



    Tomorrow begins the first day of Hanukkah for our Jewish members. Since our Staff Meeting is well before the Christmas holiday I wanted to wish all of you the happiest and safest of holidays in 2015, and a Happy New Year in 2016. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication throughout the year and I look forward to furthering our efforts in 2016.


Thank you all very much.


Semper Vigilans,


Colonel Theodore L. Shaffer, CAP

Ohio Wing Commander


U.S. Air Force Auxiliary



Veterans in Ohio Wing

posted Nov 11, 2015, 9:42 AM by David Allen


   I want to take this opportunity to thank all the Veterans in Ohio Wing for your service and sacrifice which allows us to do the missions in CAP. I also want to thank those who are not Veterans for supporting and sacrificing time and money for our programs. Please keep those who did not come home or are buried in a foreign land in your thoughts today.

Semper Vigilans



Colonel Theodore L. Shaffer, CAP
Ohio Wing Commander

U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

Ohio Wing Command Inspection

posted Nov 10, 2015, 1:52 PM by David Allen


   I want to personally thank each and everyone of you for your efforts since we first mentioned preparing for the CI last FEB. We only have a preliminary draft of the results at this time, however that accompanied by the closing remarks of the CI Team were "strong successful" and on the "high end of successful". There were some "hits" we took but the foundation has been laid. I would like once again to say "Thanks" to all of you.

Semper Vigilans,


Colonel Theodore L. Shaffer, CAP
Ohio Wing Commander

U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

PDO training weekend on October 24-25, 2015

posted Sep 28, 2015, 2:01 PM by David Allen

Member of Ohio Wing

Ohio Wing will be hosting a wing PDO training weekend on October 24-25, 2015 at the Mansfield Lahm AFB in Mansfield Ohio.This event is open to ALL members. We will be hosting 9 courses at this event so please make every effort to attend. The Senior rating IG course is being conducted at our event by National Headquarters personnel.This course requires a minimum of 12 members to qualify. This course will qualify you to have a Senior rating in Inspector General. The basic course is offered on line. This is a great opportunity to have this course hosted at our event so please register if interested.

All related information can be located at the following  address:

The following courses will be offered

Squadron Leadership School
Unit Commanders Course
Corporate learning Course
Training Leaders of Cadets
ICS 400
Inspector General Course Senior rating
Cadet Officers Course
Cadet NCO Course Cadet Basic Course
Chaplains Flight

Please be aware that a Spring Training event will probably be cancelled in order to host the Ohio Wing Conference tentatively scheduled for late March 2016. There will be no PDO training weekend in the spring of next year.

Thank you

Bruce Tresz Lt Col
Ohio Wing Headquarters

Spring PDO/Training weekend

posted Jan 17, 2013, 8:47 PM by Mark Woods   [ updated Jan 17, 2013, 8:48 PM ]

Members of Ohio wing,
The Spring Training weekend dates and location have been set. All information that you'll need to enroll is listed. Please be sure to note in the memo section of your check which course you're enrolling in. We offering 10 courses as of now but we may be adding an Aero Space Educations course at a later date. Please be sure to also note that we are back at the DSCC facility in Columbus.
This is the link:
Thank you
Bruce Tresz Lt Col
Special Projects Officer

Honor Guard Program

posted Jan 17, 2013, 8:44 PM by Mark Woods

From NHQ in reference to the new Regional Honor Guard Program.


Announcing the Cadet Honor Academy, the new regional program that prepares cadets to serve on color guards and honor guards while simultaneously furthering their individual character development. CHA is envisioned as a weekend activity, perhaps conducted concurrent with Region Cadet Leadership Schools. A new program guide offers interim guidance, and a resource library gives project officers and cadet instructors a starting point for preparing their own curriculum. CAP developed the Cadet Honor Academy to extend the reach of its honor guard program, which previously had been centered upon the National Honor Guard Academy conducted annually in Maryland. For details, please see the Cadet Honor Academy home page. Members who have expertise in the areas of color guard, honor guard, and character development overall are encouraged to leave their suggestions on how to develop a valuable weekend program in the comments section below.


Steven J. Trupp
Program Manager

Cadet Programs, Civil Air Patrol

Director of Cadet Programs

Ohio Wing Cadet Awards

posted Jan 17, 2013, 8:41 PM by Mark Woods

Squadron and Group Commanders, Deputy Commanders of Cadets, Leadership Officers, and all others involved in the Ohio Wing Cadet Awards process:

Due to several factors, the nomination period for the Ohio Wing Cadet awards has been extended to Monday, 4 February. Any awards nominations after this day cannot be considered.  For those who are submitting cadet members for the yearly awards, please read the following information carefully.

The awards affected by this extension are:

Cadet of the Year
Cadet NCO of the Year
Cadet Officer of the Year

Eligibility requirements for these awards, and the nomination process, is included in the attached documentation.  Please use the attached template CAPF120 and return them to david.jennison@ohwg.cap.gov.   The requirements document also includes a Post Office box you can use if you desire.


Deputy Commander, Group VII


posted Jan 15, 2013, 6:32 PM by Mark Woods

The following information was received from Great Lakes Region Headquarters:
Please note that effective immediately the Hap Arnold symbol is rescinded for Civil Air Patrol's use. You will see this directive in CAPR 900-2, CIVIL AIR PATROL NAME, SEAL, LOGO, COMMAND EMBLEM AND FLAG ETIQUETTE regulation.

The revised CAPR 900-2 includes the use of the Civil Air Patrol logo and Civil Air Patrol command emblem (Section A). Removes general information on the Air Force “Hap Arnold” symbol and rescinds the use of the Air Force “Hap Arnold” symbol cradled with CAP organizational emblems.

The Hap Arnold symbol is a trademark of the U.S. Air Force and may not be used without the express written permission of the Air Force. These new rules apply to everyone. For further detailed information, please see the Air Force Trademark and Licensing Program. CAP has chosen not to seek permission to use the symbol and the Air Force is closely monitoring and limiting its use.
In regards to the former CAP emblem:
CAPR 900-2, 2e. Former Civil Air Patrol Emblem. The former CAP emblem has been retired to heraldry and will no longer be used. CAP still controls the rights to the emblem. The former emblem consisted of an ultramarine blue disc on which a white equilateral triangle was superimposed. Within the disc in white were the words “USAF Auxiliary.” Centered above and contiguous to the disc was a red stripe on which the words “Civil Air Patrol” were superimposed.


Jerry Pearsall, Major, CAP
DA/P Ohio Wing

2013 Ohio Wing Encampment Cadet Staff Applications

posted Jan 14, 2013, 9:02 PM by Mark Woods   [ updated Jan 14, 2013, 9:03 PM ]

Ohio Wing Cadets,
Be advised that applications to serve on the cadet staff of the 2013 Ohio Wing Encampment will be closing at 2359 (11:59pm) on 20-January. This is a week away. Read below for additional details.
This year's encampment will be held at Camp Ravenna and Youngstown Air Reserve Station from 27 July to 3 August 2013. Staff should plan to arrive a few days prior to the 27th. Any cadet who has completed a basic encampment and is ready to expand their leadership skills, confidence, and have a great time is encouraged to apply.

The following positions are available:
  • Cadet Command Chief Master Sergeant
  • Squadron Commander (3 available)
  • Squadron Executive Officer (3 available)
  • Squadron First Sergeant (3 available)
  • Flight Commander (9 available)
  • Flight Sergeant (9 available)
  • Administrative Officer/NCO
  • Communications/Logistics Officer and Team
  • Medical Officer
  • Public Affairs Officer and Team
  • Standardization and Evaluation Liaison Officer

All staff positions and their descriptions can be found here: http://bit.ly/2013ohwgencdescriptions. Cadets must be at least a C/TSgt by the beginning of encampment to serve on staff. All required grades for their respective positions can be found on that page.

To apply:
  1. Fill out the form found here: http://bit.ly/2013ohwgencapp
  2. Submit a CAP resume to encampmentadmin@ohwg.cap.gov (MS Word or PDF format).
  3. Submit a Letter of Intent to encampmentadmin@ohwg.cap.gov (MS Word or PDF format). The CAP Official Memorandum Style Letter format is encouraged. Include:
    • The staff positions you are applying for
    • Why you are the best pick for the position
    • What you can bring to the encampment
    • Any other information you find relevant to your application

To check application status:

If you wish to confirm that your form, resume, and letter of intent have been received, go here: http://bit.ly/2013ohwgencappdatabase. Please give 24-48 hours after your submission for the form to be updated. If the information is incorrect, please email encampmentadmin@ohwg.cap.gov.

All applications must be received by January 20th. No late applications will be accepted. Staff selections will be held on 9-February-2013 at Ohio Wing Headquarters- DSCC Columbus, Ohio.

Additional questions may be directed to encampmentexecs@ohwg.cap.gov. All Ohio Wing members are also encouraged to "like" the Ohio Wing Encampment Facebook page found here.

Thank you for your service and dedication to this organization and we look forward to reviewing your application.

Cadet Commander
Ohio Wing Encampment

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