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Top Gun titles go to pair in Civil Air Patrol

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Top Gun titles go to pair in Civil Air Patrol

Top Gun titles go to pair in Civil Air Patrol Les Cockrell Les Cockrell Denton Record-Chronicle Region Editor lcockrell@dentonrc.com Published: 11 January 2015 11:49 PM Two members of the Civil Air Patrol Squadron in Denton were recently awarded the “Top Gun” designation for an April exercise. Maj. Arno Leuthardt and Maj. Steve Robertson will have their names inscribed on the “Top Gun” trophy and will receive individual U.S. Army National Guard Air Defense Artillery challenge coins in recognition of their performance in the Falcon Virgo...

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Nighthawk Squadron Tests Use of UAV’s (Drones) to Support CAP Search and Rescue Operations

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Nighthawk Squadron Tests Use of UAV’s (Drones) to Support CAP Search and Rescue Operations

  By Major Steve Robertson February 13, 2015 Abstract—Members of the CAP Nighthawk Composite Squadron are always looking for ways to enhance our capabilities for air and ground search mission.  We observed that many SAR organizations such as the Mountain Rescue Association, Texas EquuSearch, and many professional public safety SAR teams have already employed drones in successful operations.  Anticipating that CAP Search and rescue operations can greatly benefit from the use of autonomous UAVs to survey the environment and collect...

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CAP Mission Operation Center

Posted by on Jan 4, 2015 in News | 0 comments

CAP Mission Operation Center

Thanks to a grant from the CoServ Foundation the Nighthawk Composite Squadron has upgraded it’s CAP Mission Operations Center, (CMOC) located at the Denton Enterprise Airport.  Through the grant the Squadron was able to obtain all new computers, workstation tables, chairs, and other related equipment.  By using casting technology any computer in the Operations Center can display information on one of the three main wall monitors. The CMOC is used by CAP to manage search and rescue missions and other CAP events as well as a computer...

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Squadron Open House Successful

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Squadron Open House Successful

DENTON, TX, May 4, 2014 – Each Monday, the members of the Nighthawk Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meet to learn about aviation, aerospace engineering, search and rescue, and leadership. Saturday, May 3, the squadron held an open house for the public at the Denton Airport.  The Open House featured a display of current and historic CAP aircraft and demonstrations of search team equipment. The aircraft on display included a Stinson 10A used by CAP for submarine patrol in the 1940’s, a Ryan Navion and Piper Cub used by...

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Mission-ready: $17,000 CCF grant for Civil Air Patrol’s Nighthawk Composite Squadron

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Mission-ready: $17,000 CCF grant for Civil Air Patrol’s Nighthawk Composite Squadron

CORINTH, TEXAS – March 18, 2014 – The all-volunteer Nighthawk Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol emphasizes aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services. A $17,000 grant from the CoServ Charitable Foundation (CCF) will help the Denton nonprofit organization boost all three areas by funding technology upgrades that will create a mission-ready command center.  In the grant application, Civil Air Patrol Maj. Steve Robertson, the squadron’s commander, said that information technology is the foundation for operational...

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Denton Squadron Supports Toys for Tots

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Denton Squadron Supports Toys for Tots

Denton Record Chronicle Published: 22 December 2013 09:09 PM Les Cockrell: Toy drive draws support The annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive traditionally draws widespread community support and this year was no exception, with individuals and organizations throughout the area pitching in to help. Among those supporting the drive were members of the Argyle Lions Club and Denton Hi Noon Lions Club, both of which held a joint Christmas party to raise donations. “Instead of our normal gift exchange, we chose to bring toys for the Marines Toys...

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Denton Squadron Rates “Highly Sucessful” During Unit Inspection

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Denton Squadron Rates “Highly Sucessful” During Unit Inspection

The Nighthawk Composite Squadron, stationed at Denton Municipal Airport, received an overall “Highly Successful” rating on its Subordinate Unit Inspection, July 6, 2013. Inspectors from the Texas Wing Group 6 IG Team graded the squadron on five major areas — Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, Emergency Services, Mission Support, and Command.  Command, Cadet Programs, and Aerospace Education areas each also received a “Highly Successful” rating and Emergency Services and Mission Support areas received a...

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Civil Air Patrol helps assess tornado damage

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Civil Air Patrol helps assess tornado damage

Les Cockrell Les Cockrell Denton Record-Chronicle Region Editor lcockrell@dentonrc.com Published: 29 May 2013 11:12 PM Members of Denton’s Nighthawk Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol deployed to Oklahoma to help assess tornado damage. Team members deployed May 23 to the Army Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., where they were assigned to take photos of every house in one hard-hit area. The photos will be used by Oklahoma State Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to catalog the full extent of the storm...

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CAP- A Key To Soaring Growth

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in News | 0 comments

CAP- A Key To Soaring Growth

From Soaring Magazine – May 2013 CAP – A KEY To Soaring Growth By Lt Col Bryce M. Herkert, CAP The first time I saw a sailplane was in the parking lot of a grocery store in Mililani, Hawaii, when I was 11-yearsold.  Civil Air Patrol (CAP) volunteers brought it up in a trailer from Dillingham Airfield on the North Shore of Oahu and assembled it as a recruiting tool for new members. They invited me to sit in the front seat and operate the controls, while volunteers moved the wings up and down. I couldn’t wait to join CAP as a...

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Denton Civil Air Patrol Squadron Honored at Wing Conference

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Denton Civil Air Patrol Squadron Honored at Wing Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2013 Denton Civil Air Patrol Squadron Honored at Wing Conference DENTON, TX — Members of the Nighthawk Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, stationed in Denton, TX, attended the Civil Air Patrol Texas Wing Conference held in Houston on April 13-14, 2013.  Texas Wing’s annual conference featured not only training and instruction but also honors at the Wing and Region levels for some of the Squadron’s top achievers. Special guests at the conference included Mr. Gene Krantz, retired NASA Flight Director on...

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