Last month, C/Capt Mike Witwer, St. Charles Composite Squadron, was notified of his selection to attend the United States Air Force Academy. C/Capt Witwer hopes to become an Air Force pilot.
C/Capt Witwer said that membership in CAP taught him the importance of organization, time management, and discipline required for the demanding process of gaining an appointment at the Academy.
He also expects that his CAP experience will help him at the Academy because he will have already had military training and gained general knowledge of aeronautics and military organization. Mike also expects that being accustomed in CAP to paying attention to small details of marching, uniforms, and customs and courtesies, will play a large part in everyday life at the Academy.
He says that the challenges of cadet encampments (which he attended both as a basic cadet and a staff member) prepared him for his first six weeks which will be at the Academy's Basic Training. He credits CAP Cadet Program for establishing a strong foundation of integrity, service, and excellence for him as he enters the Academy this coming summer.
United States Air Force air traffic controllers Senior Airman Bernard Links and Airman First Class Mitchell Kuefler from Whiteman AFB MO recently visited Civil Air Patrols Charles R Long, Senior Squadron at the Charles R Wheeler downtown airport. The presentation was very enlightening and practical to the Civil Air Patrol Pilots and Aircrews. The controllers explained their duties and responsibilities in controlling the complex airspace in and around the Whiteman AFB. They explained how they mix General aviation airplane traffic into the military flight training and regular mission activities of military aircraft which include Missouri National Guard Apache Helicopters, Missouri Air Guard A-10’s, and US Air Force T-38’s and B-2 stealth bombers. We were honored to have the opportunity to meet and share our mission and activities with the Controllers in their airspace.
Captain Kevin S HuckabyCivil Air Patrol Public Affairs Officer MO-129
AROUND THE WING 10 MARCH 2013
Missouri Wing Conference has been set for 20-22 Sept 2013 in Osage Beach. Details for event will be published in May.