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Open House Success On All Points

Open House Success On All Points

Houston, TX – May 5, 2015 – The flyers advertising the squadron open house for the Thunderbird squadron read: Would you like to honor and serve America? Do you want to prepare for your future while making new friends? Then rise to the challenge of cadet membership in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol. And... read more »

 

Food Service: The Unsung Heros of the Texas Wing

Food Service: The Unsung Heros of the Texas Wing

ARTICLE BY: Capt. Wilmer Sosa, CAP Brownwood, TX – June 22-28, 2015 – The day of a Food Service Warrior begins long before most other cadets wake for the morning physical training. When others are just opening their eyes to begin the day, the Food Service Warriors have already put in hours of work over hot stoves... read more »

 

Texas Wing Cadet Education And Training Program Weekend

Texas Wing Cadet Education And Training Program Weekend

ARTICLE BY: Cadet Holly Feigline Nacogdoches, TX - March 6-8, 2015, 11 cadets and senior members from SWR-TX-179, Thunderbird Composite Squadron, joined 100 others at Texas Wing Headquarters. All were eager to participate in the Cadet Training and Education Program (CTEP). CTEP is a weekend leadership training course that... read more »

 

Local Mission Pilot Rejoins Former Squadron

Local Mission Pilot Rejoins Former Squadron

ARTICLE BY: Capt Karl Falken, CAP Houston, TX – April 5, 2015 – In December of 2014, Senior Member (SM) Charles E. Gill rejoined his home unit, SWR-TX-179, and brought with him a history of service and accomplishment. SM Gill was a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) pilot and a member of the squadron back in the mid 70’s. TX-179... read more »

 

Chance Meetings Highlight Memorial Tour of Nation’s Capitol

Chance Meetings Highlight Memorial Tour of Nation’s Capitol

ARTICLE BY: Capt Karl Falken, CAP Washington, D.C., 12-17 March, 2015, Lt Col Alyson White led twenty-one Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members from two squadrons on a memorable tour of the nation’s capital. Twenty members of TX-179 and a cadet from TX-436 departed Houston’s Hobby airport in the early hours of March 12th bound... read more »

 

Thunderbird Visits The USS Cavalla

Thunderbird Visits The USS Cavalla

ARTICLE BY: Cadet Faith Marquez Galveston, TX —February 21, 2015 – February 22, 2015, Members of Thunderbird Composite Squadron had the opportunity to visit the USS Cavalla, a submarine from World War II. They drove to Galveston on Saturday evening to see this preserved piece of history. Their visit started with... read more »

 

2nd Quarter Southwest Region Newsletter

2nd Quarter Southwest Region Newsletter

It has been said that the SW Region Newsletter should be retitled as The Second Thunderbird Newsletter.  And while this may be partly true, it’s pretty interesting seeing what other innovative activities are happening all around the region. This month’s message from Col. Buethe is a really great story of the... read more »

 

CAP Thunderbird Color Guard Performs at Southland Conference 2015

CAP Thunderbird Color Guard Performs at Southland Conference 2015

ARTICLE BY: SM Jeanne Troyano Katy, TX – March 14-15, 2015 – SWR-TX-179, Thunderbird Composite Squadron Color Guard was honored with an invitation by the Katy American Legion to present the colors at the recent Southland Conference Basketball Playoffs.   This event was televised by ESPN 2. A sold-out crowd was present... read more »

 

Civil Air Patrol Thunderbird Cadets Honors Veterans

Civil Air Patrol Thunderbird Cadets Honors Veterans

ARTICLE BY: Capt. Kale LeBlanc, CAP Brookshire, TX – November 9, 2014, a special tribute was paid to members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corp, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine. On Veteran’s Day, we took a moment to honor all of those that served our country. On this Veteran’s Day, the colors of each branch... read more »

 

Texas Wing Civil Air Patrol Winter Encampment 2014

Texas Wing Civil Air Patrol Winter Encampment 2014

ARTICLE BY: Cadet Faith Marquez Bastrop, TX – December 28, 2014-January 4, 2015 – Winter Encampment was organized at Camp Swift with a great number of cadet and senior staff arriving in Bastrop between the 27th and 28th of December, 2014. Following the staff arrival, cadets from all over the country came to attend this... read more »

 
 

TX-179 Thunderbird Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

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