Commander

    Members of Ohio Wing,

    I am very pleased to announce that your Wing earned a rating of SUCCESSFUL from our USAF partners as they evaluated our capacity to respond to a variety of customer requests generated by a simulated wide-area disaster. 

    Every missing person, missing aircraft, or distress beacon was located.  Every urgent medical delivery was made in advance of firm deadlines, and all photographs were received by their respective customers by the promised delivery time.

    To say that the effort put forth by our fellow members to train for this EVAL was herculean would be a significant understatement.  The investment by our mission base operators, aircrews, and ground teams over the past eleven months has been massive, and personally, I am proud to be surrounded by such dedication, professionalism, and excellence.  I am also grateful to the partnership and support provided by our neighbors in Great Lakes Region.  Kentucky, Michigan, and Indiana Wings all provided resources and personnel to assist us, and we thank them sincerely for their camaraderie--we are eager to return the favor.

    Together we have reconstructed a state-of-the-art, responsive, and robust Emergency Services Program in Ohio.  As we move forward, with your help, we will continue to grow in new ways and make key investments for future successes.  Thank you for your support, your dedication, and your professionalism.  I look forward to the road ahead!

    Proudly, 

    Patrick Kelly, Maj, CAP
    Director of Emergency Services
    Ohio Wing, Civil Air Patrol

    Ohio Wing SAR/EVAL Success

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

    ALCON,

         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

    ALCON,

    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.

    Wednesday Work Night

    posted Aug 4, 2014, 6:33 PM by Mark Woods

    ALCON
     
    Due to the upcoming SAR EVAL, this Wednesday's ( Aug 6 ) work night has been cancelled. Thanks.

     
    Nicole Harvey, Capt, CAP
    Ohio Wing, Director of Administration

    Billetting

    posted Aug 4, 2014, 6:28 PM by Mark Woods

    ALCON,

    Please note Major Macek's e-mail about the Red Roof Inn, just off I-675 near Wright State University. There is also a Studio 6 approximately 3 miles from the airport. Their rates are $43.00 per night. The address is 8101 Springborough Pike Miamisburg Ohio 45342, Ph # 937-434-8750.

    Semper Vigilans

    --
    Theodore L. Shaffer, Col CAP
    Ohio Wing Commander

    SAR/EVAL

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

    ALCON,

        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 ]

    ALCON,

    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
    EVAL AOBD
    jerry.pearsall@ohwg.cap.gov

    Encampment Chase Cars

    posted Aug 4, 2014, 6:19 PM by Mark Woods

    ALCON,

    There seems to be some confusion as to the reimbursement for chase cars to drop vans off at the recent Ohio Wing Encampment. The Ohio Wing Encampment budget will pay for the use of a chase car. This was decided well in advance of the Encampment. The only requirement is that an "original" receipt and a CAPF 108 be provided. Please submit originals to the Wing Administrator so that the Encampment Budget can be closed out.

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

    National Conference

    posted Jul 30, 2014, 5:02 PM by Mark Woods

    ALCON,

        National Headquarters has closed the registration for the National Conference. On site registration will still be available. This year's conference will be held at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas NV., 13-17 AUG 14. If you are planning on attending please submit your name, CAP ID number and unit to Capt Nicole Harvey so a Personnel Action Authorization can be completed for this activity. Please submit the information NLT 8 AUG 14.

    Semper Vigilans,

    --
    Theodore L. Shaffer, Col CAP
    Ohio Wing Commander

    Aircrew SPINS Revision

    posted Jul 30, 2014, 4:57 PM by Mark Woods

    ALCON,

    The Aircrew SPINS for the EVAL has been revised in part. Please review in it's entirety. This SPINS will be reviewed with Air Team Leaders on the proposed conference call or web conference.

    Regards,

    --
    Jerry Pearsall, Lt Col, CAP
    AOBD

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