Public Affairs

OHWG Assistant Director of PAO

posted Feb 24, 2013, 9:21 AM by Mark Woods


Please join me in welcoming Lt Anthony (Tony) O'Brien from OH-003 in
joining Wing staff as the OHWG Assistant Director of PAO.  He will be
joining the effort of Developing a PAO Team across the State to bring
more awareness to the public about our wonderful program CAP.  Welcome
Lt O'Brien, I look forward to working with you.

Capt Tina Lowe
OHWG Director of PAO

2012 PAO Academy

posted Jun 20, 2012, 11:00 AM by Paul Creed III


Civil Air Patrol’s third national academy for public affairs officers will be held this summer and I am asking for your support in encouraging all region, wing, group and squadron PAOs to attend. 

The 2012 PAO Academy, with the theme “Public Affairs in a Digital Age,” will be held Aug. 21-22 in Baltimore, Md., prior to the 2012 Annual Conference and National Board meeting. The event will feature remarks from Alan Black, secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs, on the future of PA. Seminars will cover social media marketing, website marketing, news release writing, new media relations guidelines and PIO requirements, public affairs planning and crisis communications planning.

In addition, there will be discussions about PA’s recently updated regulation, 190-1, and what is now required of the organization’s 1,341 PAOs. 

Academy participants will also receive a tour of the Defense Media Activity Center where all DoD media are housed.

PAOs can register by clicking on, the National Board icon and then preconference seminars. 

For more information, contact Julie DeBardelaben –, or Maj. Steven Solomon -

Best regards,

Charles L. Carr, Jr.
Maj Gen, CAP
National Commander

Applications for Deputy Director of Public Affairs - Two Positions Available

posted Mar 28, 2012, 10:46 AM by Paul Creed III

Ohio Wing,

Maj Bowman and I are seeking applications for two available positions for Deputy Director of Public Affairs for Ohio Wing. This is an additional duty assignment (ADY) position which would require the authorization of your primary duty assignment (PDY) commander. The deputy directors would be responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the Wing Public Affairs Directorate per CAPR-190-1 and CAPP-201. 

Required qualifications include:
  1. Senior member with at least one year of service to CAP, grade of 2d Lt or higher.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of all three missions of CAP.
  3. Currently serves as a public affairs officer at the squadron or group level.
  4. Enrolled in the Public Affairs specialty track; if not currently enrolled, enrollment is required to accept the position.
  5. Provide one sample photograph that demonstrates the photographic skills of the applicant.
  6. Provide two press releases that have been printed and/or posted on a website not controlled by the public affairs officer.
  7. Demonstrated knowledge of social media, in particular Facebook.
  8. Website development skills
  9. Provide current copies of their home squadron's public affairs plan and crisis communications plan that they helped to write.
  10. Attendance at Wednesday night Wing HQ meetings is not necessary.
  11. Attendance at monthly Wing staff meetings not required, but advisable, if possible.
  12. Answer the following questions:
    • What one thing about Wing-level public affairs would you change and why?
    • Why do you want to work at the Wing level?
    • What is the single most important public affairs project that you have worked on and why do you believe it to be that important?
Application deadline is 23 April with the decision announced by 1 May. Applications should be sent directly to Capt Paul Creed at


Paul Creed III, Capt, CAP
Director of Public Affairs
Deputy Director of Information Technology
Ohio Wing

Director of Public Affairs

posted Feb 1, 2012, 10:39 AM by Paul Creed III

Please join me in congratulating Capt Paul Creed for accepting the Wing Public Affairs position.  Capt Creed brings extensive IT, and PA knowledge to this position and we are looking forward to his energizing the PA.

Clyde Bowman, Maj, CAP
Ohio Wing Vice Commander - Support

Fall 2011 Ohio Wing Professional Development Weekend - Public Affairs Academy

posted Oct 5, 2011, 6:24 AM by Paul Creed III   [ updated Oct 5, 2011, 6:26 AM ]

Public Affairs Academy Students,

Please refer to the link below and the attached document for the course.

See you this weekend!

Director of Public Affairs, Ohio Wing

National Military and Veterans Appreciation Month

posted May 4, 2011, 1:49 PM by Paul Creed III


Attached is a national news release on Civil Air Patrol’s efforts to observe National Military and Veterans Appreciation Month. You can also find the release on VolunteerNow – Please share with your group and squadron commanders.


Steve Cox
Public Affairs Manager
Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters
105 South Hansell Street, Bldg. 714
Maxwell AFB, AL  36112

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