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

Vacant Wing Staff Positions

posted Jan 13, 2015, 7:25 AM by David Allen

Ohio Wing is accepting applications for the positions of Vice Commander of Support and Director of Administration". Please submit your resume' to Major James Gregory along with your goals for moving Ohio Wing forward, and your personal goals within and outside of CAP. Also include any other information you feel is pertinent in the respective performance of those two positions.
Semper Vigilans, 
Theodore L. Shaffer, Col CAP
Ohio Wing Commander

New Year

posted Dec 31, 2014, 5:48 PM by Mark Woods

On behalf of the Wing Command Staff and I, we would like to wish all of you a very happy, safe, and the healthiest of the New Year. We are looking forward to our continued successes in 2015. Thank you all for your support and hard work.

Semper Vigilans, 

Theodore L. Shaffer, Col CAP
Ohio Wing Commander

Winter Edition of the Buckeye Airspace Posted!

posted Dec 31, 2014, 5:46 PM by Mark Woods

Please follow the link at the lower left hand part of the page for the latest edition of the Buckeye Airspace newsletter!

America Shield Exercise

posted Nov 29, 2014, 6:59 AM by David Allen


    I would like to take this opportunity to thank all personnel that participated in the America Shield Exercise this past week. Our members took time off from their busy schedules to attend part or all of this week long exercise. It was an overwhelming success, and our customer, the United States Army was very impressed with our performance. Thank you for your hard work and efforts.

Semper Vigilans,

Col Shaffer
Commander, Ohio Wing

Ohio Wing SAR/EVAL Success

posted Aug 20, 2014, 2:16 PM by David Allen


     I would like to take this opportunity to express my thoughts and gratefully acknowledge some of the people who have spent the last 10 or so months training and preparing for our SAR/EVAL. First, we did very well as we were de-briefed by the USAF Evaluators. Lt Col Dick Neuwirth, Lt Col Mike Bodnarik, Lt Col Tom Snell, Lt Col Jerry Pearsall, Lt Col Veronica Neuwirth, Lt Col Wayne Shanks, Major Patrick Kelly, Major Paul Siglock, Major Jim Himes, Major Bill Macek, Captain Chris Kovacs, Captain Anita Heilman, Captain John Jackson, Captain Wendell Meade,  just to name a few performed admirably. I realize that this was a team effort, and unfortunately I cannot name all of you in just one e-mail. I also want to thank the GLR personnel that were on hand, along with the INWG people and Lt Col Sheila Scerny of MIWG.  
     This e-mail alone cannot express my thanks to the Ground Teams, and our SAR dog "Sawyer" and Air Crews, along with KYWG that supported our efforts.
Mission Base Staff was exceptional. Again, this was truly a team effort.
     I would like to ask you to take a few days off to "decompress" before we start back to our continuing efforts for the future. This is just the beginning!

Semper Vigilans
Theodore L. Shaffer, Col CAP
Ohio Wing Commander

CAP Driving Permits

posted Aug 6, 2014, 6:05 PM by Mark Woods


Please be aware that simply possessing a CAP driving permit in e-services is NOT SUFFICIENT.

When driving a CAP vehicle, you must have ON YOUR PERSON a hardcopy of your state driving permit and your 101 card showing your CAP driving endorsements.

Lt Col & Capt Woodruff
OHWG Transportation

Summer 2014 Buckeye Airspace

posted Aug 6, 2014, 5:46 PM by Mark Woods

The summer 2014 edition of the Buckeye Airspace has been published!

You can find the Ohio Wing newsletters by clicking on the link on the bottom right of the Wing homepage and is also included below.


posted Aug 4, 2014, 6:27 PM by Mark Woods


    This is just a reminder that the OHWG SAR/EVAL is only 4 days from now, beginning this Friday. If you are planning to be there Friday, you must arrive at KMGY before 1500L. The Dayton Wright Brothers airport is having a static display from 1600-2200L and the runway and several major roadways will be closed. Further, we have been training for this exercise for the better part of a year now. All personnel are in place to make this a successful event. We can do this together as a team which is what we've been working for.

Semper Vigilans, 

Theodore L. Shaffer, Col CAP
Ohio Wing Commander

CAP Pilots Info

posted Aug 4, 2014, 6:25 PM by Mark Woods   [ updated Aug 4, 2014, 6:26 PM ]


Due to the FAA exemption on transportation of Non-CAP personnel and property (i.e. ARC blood transport), I am compiling a list CAP pilots that are Commercial rated pilots that also hold an Instrument rating for possible outside agency transport missions during the EVAL.

Please submit Grade, Name and CAPID with these FAA ratings to email listed below.

When responding to the information requested as Commercial-Instrument Rated sent in my earlier email,  please provide if you have a current 2nd class medical (if not already provided).

A 2nd class is required for transport of non-CAP personnel or property.

I have attached a copy of the FAR exemption.

Please submit the requested information ASAP.

Jerry Pearsall, Lt Col, CAP

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