Congressional Gold Metal for Civil Air Patrol

Congressional Gold Metal for Civil Air Patrol


From 201st Commander,

It is an honor to watch the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony this afternoon honoring Civil Air Patrol's WWII Veterans and the 65 members who gave their lives in their duties of Civil Air Patrol and defending the country.

It is also an honor to have our squadron's WWII veterans that were recognized today including Margaret Ringenberg who was a tremendous female pilot and aviation pioneer. The Fort Wayne squadron was formed in 1942 and we will be celegrating our 73rd anniversary in January, but what we want to do today is to honor our Squadron's WWII veterans as well as all 200,000 who gave selflessly during their time with our squadron and nationwide in perilous times. These members built a legacy and heritage within our squadron that we continue today and strive to do so to keep their work and selfless devotion to country alive.

Congratulations to our CAP and squadron WWII veterans. Well Deserved.

Capt. John Deitrick
Commanding Officer

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Thank You from the 122nd

201st is proud and grateful to receive a thank you letter from the 122nd for our quick response in helping them covering a color guard at Thursdays Heritage Park event. Thank you to those who stepped up to make this happen and you make us all proud the way you represented the squadron, Indiana Wing, and CAP as a whole with our Air Force family.

Thank You from 122nd

Hawkeyes Win State!

win state

The Fort Wayne Composite Squadron "Hawkeyes" Color Guard took 1st Place again at the 2012 Indiana Wing Cadet Competition in Indianapolis. This marks the Hawkeyes' reclaiming of the top prize for the Cadet Competition, following a 1st Place finish in 2010.

The Hawkeyes 2012 Color Guard will now move on to the Great Lakes Region Cadet Competition at Camp Lincoln, near Springfield, Illinois on 27-28 April, representing all of Indiana Wing, with the chance to move on to Nationals.

Congratulations to our 2012 Hawkeyes Color Guard! Left to Right: C/Amn Cody Bermes, C/SrA Dessiree Suggs, C/SrA Cameron Bermes, Col. Richard Griffith, C/A1C David Blanton, C/1Lt. Tyler Lee, C/TSgt. Dylan Campbell.

New GA-8 Airvan joins INWG Fleet


In an official email from Col. Richard Griffith, Indiana Wing Commander, it was announced that Indiana Wing will be the permanent home of a CAP Gippsland GA-8 Airvan, in addition to the other 8 Cessna 172 and 182 aircraft in the wing arsenal. This brings the total aircraft count in Indiana Wing to 9 total.

The Gippsland GA-8, in CAP configuration, is equipped with the ARCHER imaging system (Airborne Real-time Cueing Hyperspectral Enhanced Reconnaissance), enabling the aircraft to perform advanced searches for things like missing persons, missing aircraft, and other items or structures programmed into the aircraft's imaging system.

To read more on the ARCHER system view the pdfARCHER Fact Sheet from CAP.

Day on the Flight Line

day on the flightline

The 201st Fort Wayne Composite Squadron was welcomed to the flight line of the 122nd ANG Fighter Wing on Saturday, 3 December, for a photo op and up-close tour of the Blacksnakes' A-10 fleet. Cadets and Seniors alike were treated to up-close photos and "face time" with the fearsome A-10s, decked out in their Blacksnakes nose art.

Many thanks go out to the 122nd for being such gracious hosts!

Come out and join us, we would love to meet you!

Where We Meet:

Concordia Seminary - Loehle Hall
6600 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne IN 46825
Monday evenings, 18:30 hrs - 21:00 hrs

Click on the Calendar link for meeting details.