Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol Supports National Guard Open House

Photo by Lt. Col. Steve Michaels - Captain Mike Crass from Whiteman AFB, Missouri, shows Cadet Airman Basic Nate Martin, CAP, the cockpit of his T-38 at the 128th ARW Open House.

Milwaukee – Wisconsin Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members were able to get up close and personal with military aircraft spanning eight decades during the 128th Air Refueling Wing’s Open House held in May at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell Field.  Aircraft included the N3N Canary, a P-51 Mustang, an F-16 Fighting Falcon and a UH-60 Blackhawk.

Thirty cadets and twenty-four seniors from six units provided public safety and crowd control near the aircraft, parking services and membership information during the event.

By the end of the event, 128th’s Security Forces’ Senior Master Sergeant Bill Sanders remarked, “We could not have accomplished what we did without you.”  National Guard officers complemented Civil Air Patrol personnel on their professionalism and quickness to react to changing situations.

Civil Air Patrol units providing personnel were: Col Sac, Madison, Sheboygan, Timmerman and Walco Composite Squadrons.  Milwaukee Composite Squadron #5 served as host unit providing senior leadership and the bulk of the manpower.

The National Guard provided Civil Air Patrol with a half page ad in the event’s printed program, a large exhibit space, free lunch each day for all personnel and fuel for its vehicles.

The last 128th Air Refueling Wing’s last Open House was held in 2009.

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