05 December, 2014

Congessional Gold Medal for CAP WWII Veterans

This Wednesday, December 10th, 2014, the Congressional Gold Medal will be awarded to the Civil Air Patrol for their contributions to homeland security during World War II.

The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in Statuary Hall at the Capitol. About 40 living veterans and dozens of members of their families as well as the families of deceased veterans will be in attendance. 

Some 200,000 men, women and teenagers from all walks of life – including stars of the silver screen and successful businessmen, future Tuskegee Airmen and aspiring pilots – participated in CAP during the war years, largely without recognition or reward. The organization was founded Dec. 1, 1941, six days before Pearl Harbor.

Further information is available at http://www.capgoldmedal.com/.

31 October, 2014

CAP Supports Memphis Airshow 2014

Millington Composite Squadron recently participated in the the 2014 Memphis Airshow which was held at the Millington Regional Jetport this month.  Civil Air Patrol members assisted with setup preparations, security, parking, and traffic control.  The squadron had a recruiting booth and its Cessna 182 aircraft was on display.  Members had the opportunity to meet the Blue Angels and interact with aviation personnel as well as aviation enthusiasts who came out to enjoy the show.

30 August, 2014

Summer ReCAP 2014

This has been a busy summer for members of Millington Composite Squadron.  Here's a summary of what's been going on:

     Five MCS cadets attended TNWG encampment held at Camp Hinch near Ft. Campbell, KY and two of them served as cadet cadre members

·         Members of MCS assisted TNWG with attaining a rating of Excellent during the SAREVAL held at McGee Tyson Airport in Knoxville

·         Two members of MCS attended the Model Aircraft & Remote Control flight academy held in Salina, KS

·         One member participated in the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Familiarization Course held at Columbus, AFB

·         One member completed the National Emergency Services Academy Incident command school graduating as a distinguished graduate, and then completed a portion of the mission aircrew school earning his Aircrew wings.

·         MCS members along with members of MS and AR wings participated in a base tour of the Tennessee Air National guard base at Memphis International airport.

·         MCS members participated in the SAREX held at Bolivar, TN making up a large portion of the ground team.

·         MCS cadets and seniors participated in a joint field training exercise with Desoto composite squadron resulting in 15 members receiving a ground team level 3 rating.

·         Members participated in the SAREX held in Paris, TN

·         MCS members were tasked with 2 electronic sorties within 3 days of each other one resulting in a FIND at the FedEx hub at Memphis International airport. 

15 July, 2014

Summer Encampment

Five cadets from Millington Composite Squadron attended the Civil Air Patrol's TN Wing Encampment, which was held at Camp Hensch, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky in recent weeks.  Two of the cadets served on staff for the week-long event.

CAP Encampments are an exciting blend of boot camp and summer camp where cadets have fun and learn new skills, meet old and new friends from other units, and gain memories to last a lifetime.  Cadets are able to attend encampments throughout the year across the nation.  

27 May, 2014

MCS Honors Veterans

This Memorial Day weekend members of Millington Civil Air Patrol participated in activities at the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.  The squadron's Color Guard provided their support to the opening ceremony and MCS cadets and senior members assisted with the placement of US flags at each veteran's tombstone.

A Civil Air Patrol cadet placing flags at the West TN Veterans Cemetery
finds the grave of one of his family members.

18 March, 2014

Millington Squadron Celebrates With Annual Dining Out

Members and families from Millington Composite Squadron gathered together on Saturday, March 1st to celebrate another year of Civil Air Patrol activities and accomplishments.  The annual Dining Out ceremony was held at Whitten Memorial Baptist Church in Memphis and included several promotions and award presentations, a wonderful meal, and special guest speaker retired Master Chief Petty Officer Joe Mack of the United States Navy.



23 January, 2014

MCS Participates in Training Exercise

Members of the Millington Composite Squadron participated in a SAREX (Search And Rescue EXercise) this past weekend in the vicinity of Savannah-Hardin County Airport.  MCS provided mission staff, aircrew and ground team participants at the event, which was organized and hosted by Group IV (West TN) of the Tennessee Wing.

Members trained in Urban Direction Finding as well as rural Ground Team and aircrew roles.  MCS cadets and senior members were joined by Civil Air Patrol personnel from across the state as well.