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Civil Air Patrol provides O-Flights for University of Washington AFROTC Cadets

posted May 22, 2017, 3:13 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated May 22, 2017, 3:20 PM ]

Story/Photos: UW AFROTC Detachment 910 / Public Affairs

SEATTLE -- The University of Washington's Detachment 910 had two cadets fly an orientation “O” flight this weekend led by Civil Air Patrol pilot 1st Lt Phil Peters of South Sound Composite Squadron. The flight toured the Puget Sound region and made several stops on a beautiful sunny day. The cadets pictured are Jacob Bernardi and Giovanni Inouye. Both are UW Sophomores, 2nd year AFROTC cadets and aspiring pilots headed to AFROTC Leadership Evaluation And Development (LEAD) this summer. Big thanks goes to CAP’s Washington Wing and Lt Peters in particular for phenomenal support.



Attend the FAPA Future Pilot Program (free) on 26 August!

posted May 8, 2017, 2:19 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated May 8, 2017, 2:27 PM ]

Cadets, Parents & Future Pilots take note!

Mark your calendar for the Future & Active Pilot Advisors (FAPA) Future Pilot Program (free) on 26 August! 

  • Speak with attending aviation colleges and flight schools and airline recruiters from multiple regional & major airlines
  • Learn about Loans, Grants, and Scholarships
  • Have an opportunity to network within the professional pilot industry

If you’re a pilot interested in attending the FAPA Pilot Job Fair on 25 August, click here.

This is not a CAP activity. Members shall not attend in uniform.

Alaska Airlines Aviation Day 2017

posted May 8, 2017, 9:33 AM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated May 8, 2017, 10:26 AM ]

Thank you to everyone who attended Alaska Airlines Aviation Day on 6 May!

This was our third year sending Civil Air Patrol cadets, and our first year participating as exhibitors! Through our strengthened partnership with Alaska Airlines, we were able to host a membership booth alongside aviation colleges with Civil Air Patrol mission pilots giving tours of one of the Wing's Cessna aircraft. 

Additionally, a cadet officer from Paine Field Composite Squadron was selected to work individually with an Alaska Airlines Captain and a professional public relations firm to develop news reports on the event. The Washington Wing public affairs team also spent the day promoting the event alongside Alaska Airlines with live social media updates. Several of our feed posts were even featured on the Alaska Airlines Twitter feed!

There were more than 1,200 local middle and high school students in attendance!

Here’s a glimpse of our day on the web!

Alaska Airlines - Twitter

Cadets are featured in two of the three photos seen below, in this post from Alaska Airlines’ official Twitter feed.


C/1st Lt Avery Hammerman of Paine Field Composite Squadron applied for a special role and was selected to work with Alaska Airlines’ public relations firm and a mentor over a week-long period. His experience was featured in this coverage of the event.

Washington Wing - Facebook

Watch video of King County Sheriff’s helicopter landing at Alaska Airlines Maintenance Hangar.


See photos of our recruitment booth and Cessna 206 Stationair on display.

Check out the rest of our posts from the day on Facebook.

Washington Wing - Twitter

Seattle Composite Squadron cadets posed for a photo at the tail of an Alaska Air/Horizon Air Embraer E175.

Check out the rest of our posts from the day on Twitter.

Washington Wing - Instagram

Washington Wing joined Instagram on the eve of Alaska Airlines Aviation Day! We didn’t want to miss an opportunity to feature photos of our cadets participating in this outstanding event!


Check out our new Instagram page!

Frank G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace Award

A belated honor as Washington Wing Commander Colonel Jim Furlong presents the 2015 Washington Wing Frank G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace Award to First Officer Allen Cassino of Alaska Airlines, for all of his work in establishing and operating Alaska Airlines Aviation Day. This annual event is held at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) and combines Civil Air Patrol and AFJROTC Cadets, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, high school and college students, and the U.S. Navy, local law enforcement aviation, Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting, and numerous regional aviation education and training partners into one regional aviation orientation. 

Each year, over 1,200 young people see aircraft static displays, go on cockpit tours and aircraft workaround tours, attend career broadening seminars and get to fly Boeing flight simulators and go through aircraft evacuation drills. The event employs hundreds of incredible
 Alaska Airlines employees who volunteer their time and it grows larger every year. There is now a parallel Alaska Aviation Day at Portland International Airport, as well.

Washington Wing is proud to be a participant in
 Alaska Airlines Aviation Day, and we are happy to finally present this long overdue award to the event's founder, FO Allen Cassino. Congratulations on a job well done.


Extra special thanks to everyone who participated in this event as an ambassador to our program!

Public Affairs
Capt Jessica Jerwa, Public Affairs Officer,
Washington Wing
Lt Col Jeffrey A. Lustick, Deputy Public Affairs OfficerWashington Wing
1st Lt Victoria Wonser, Assistant Public Affairs OfficerWashington Wing

Membership Booth
Lt Col Russell Garlow (Boeing employee), NW Group CommanderWashington Wing
Maj Michael Moore, Recruitment OfficerWashington Wing
C/Col Zachary Lam, Assistant Public Affairs OfficerWashington Wing
C/1st Lt Hannah Kusman, Peninsula Composite Squadron

Lt Col Steven W. Bass (Alaska Airlines Captain), Pilot, Paine Field Composite Squadron
Maj Ralph A. Black, Director of OperationsWashington Wing

Cadet Reporter
C/1st Lt Avery Hammerman, Paine Field Composite Squadron

Senate recognizes Washington Wing, Civil Air Patrol volunteers for their "unwavering dedication to our citizens"

posted Apr 19, 2017, 6:28 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 7:35 AM ]

Senate recognizes Washington Wing, Civil Air Patrol volunteers for their "unwavering dedication to our citizens"

OLYMPIA… Last week the men and women of the Washington wing of the Civil Air Patrol were front and center as the Washington State Senate welcomed CAP cadets, leaders and supporters for the reading of a resolution in honor of the organization.

Sen. Jim Honeyford, a Sunnyside Republican who is a CAP member and commander of the Washington wing’s legislative squadron, said he introduced Senate Resolution 8616 to recognize the contributions of an organization that usually goes unrecognized, as it quietly and faithfully serves the people of Washington. As the resolution points out, in 2016 alone, 144 CAP volunteer aircrew personnel and 779 emergency responders flew their 14 aircraft 1,537 hours in service to our state: service that would ordinarily be valued at $4.9 million.

The resolution traces the Civil Air Patrol’s history from its inception 75 years ago this coming December, just before the United States entered World War II, through its role in providing response and relief supplies during the deadly Oso landslide in 2014.

“Whether it was helping evacuate cities and towns during natural disasters such as the eruption of Mount Saint Helens or Darrington following the Oso slide, or using cutting-edge technology to help find the passengers and crews of missing planes, the Civil Air Patrol has been there, helping protect our communities and our people,” Honeyford said.

SR 8616 mentions how the CAP Washington wing's commitment to service includes three nationally recognized leaders: 2014 Chaplain of the Year, (Lt. Col.) Dave Franklin; 2015 Legislative Squadron Commander of the Year, Senator (Lt. Col.) Jim Honeyford; and 2016 Public Affairs Officer of the Year, (Capt.) Jessica Jerwa, along with approximately 744 senior members and 626 cadets.

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit for more information.

Air Force Association - Greater Seattle Chapter / Q1 Newsletter

posted Apr 1, 2017, 9:43 AM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Apr 1, 2017, 11:38 AM ]

Air Force Association - Greater Seattle Chapter / Q1 Newsletter
Take a look at the Air Force Association Seattle Chapter newsletter for the first quarter of 2017!

Since this is a digital release newsletter, the AFA was receptive and eager to re-publish nearly each of the articles from our latest Evergreen, and in full color!

From the entire Public Affairs Department, we want to thank each of the cadet and senior officer authors, and extend a HUGE thank you and congratulations to the Evergreen staff for sourcing stories, editing, and publishing our magazine! On a side note, each of our legislators will be receiving a copy of the latest Evergreen when we visit the Capitol for Legislative Day on the 13th!
Public Affairs

Alaska Airlines Aviation Day 2017 – Saturday, May 6th

posted Mar 18, 2017, 5:34 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Apr 10, 2017, 1:57 PM ]

Cadets! Mark your calendar for Alaska Aviation Day!

What do you need to do? 

  • Talk to the designated Group Leader in your Squadron and ask them to sign you up! 

Uniform of the day:

  • Blue Service Uniform preferred
  • ABUs or BDUs allowed
  • Appropriate Civilian Clothing (if member does not have a complete uniform) 

    Either uniform choice must be a complete and correct uniform per CAPM 39-1
Senior Officers:
  • Blue Service Uniform, Service Dress, Corporate Service Dress, Aviator Shirt Uniform, or Corporate Working Uniform (polo)
  • ABUs or BDUs allowed 

    Either uniform choice must be a complete and correct uniform per CAPM 39-1

Alaska Days 2015, filmed by TeenFlight Puyallup

Together with The Port of Seattle and BoeingAlaska Airlines is proud to again host the Ninth Annual Aviation Day on Saturday, May 6th, 2017.

This FREE event is aimed at inspiring aviation dreams in the youth of Puget Sound communities. Aviation Day will provide the opportunity for young adults to learn in a classroom and hands on about career paths in the aviation industry and education possibilities for a successful aviation career.

Guided by Alaska Airlines and volunteers from the other sponsors, participants will be able to:

  • Tour Alaska jets and “kick the tires,” see wheel wells and engines with mechanics.
  • Visit the flight deck of a Boeing 737 with line pilots.
  • Fly a 737 simulator
  • Explore the complex world of jet airplanes with the Boeing engineers who design them.

Careers ranging from aerospace engineer to professional pilot will be discussed throughout the day. Participants will be able to explore how flights are planned, scheduled and executed. Training facilities will be open and engineers will guide attendees through the construction of aircraft. Several light aircraft and pilots will also be on-site to educate and inspire tomorrow’s leaders to take us into the skies of the future.

University and local community college representatives will explain their educational opportunities to help you achieve your goals in aviation and aerospace. Come and let Alaska Airlines employees show you how our Alaska Spirit soars to the skies and the commitment of our customers is more than just a career – It is who we are. Register with your sponsored youth group for an experience you will never forget.

Washington Wing is proud to announce this as the first year that Civil Air Patrol will have both a recruitment booth and a static airplane display, in addition to our usual cadet attendance at the event!

This program is not an open house or airshow. All students and adults who wish to attend must pre register with your sponsored youth group. Restrictions on the number of adults attending with a group do exist. Talk to your sponsored youth group for registration. You can also visit our registration page for more information.

Squadron Commanders / Deputy Commanders for Cadets - If you did not receive your invitation to register as a Group Leader, please register here. Note: this link is for Group Leader registration only. 


posted Mar 10, 2017, 9:34 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Mar 10, 2017, 9:51 PM ]

DeadlineMarch 24 - 26, 2017

The Spring Conference schedule is now online!

go to WAWG conference site 

The Washington Wing Spring Conference and Banquet will be held in Yakima, Washington at the Red Lion Hotel. It will include "Of the Year" Wing Awards presentations, national updates, and educational training for CAP members. Saturday night will be capped off with a banquet, guest speaker, and a Cadet Dance at the end of the evening!

13 April > Washington Wing "Civil Air Patrol Day" at the state Capitol

posted Mar 9, 2017, 7:52 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Apr 10, 2017, 1:36 PM ]

Come join us for breakfast at the Capitol!

Thursday, 13 April is "Civil Air Patrol Day," our annual Legislative Day!

As a congressionally chartered, federally supported non-profit corporation, Civil Air Patrol leaders assemble in Washington, D.C. each year to deliver our "Report to Congress." 
Washington Wing Civil Air Patrol members (*and friends) are invited to be a part of our annual "Civil Air Patrol Day" in Olympia! 

When:     0700 hrs - Member Breakfast
                0800 hrs *Reading of Senate Resolution Recognizing Civil Air Patrol

*Non-members may attend the reading at 8:00 a.m. and observe with CAP members from the gallery!

Uniform options: 
  • Service Dress Uniform (Class A)
  • Service Dress Uniform (Class B)
  • Corporate Service Dress
  • Aviator Shirt Uniform
  • CAP Corporate Working Uniform (Polo)
Capitol photographers will be photographing this event. Please...
  • Refer to CAPM 39-1 to verify accurate wear of your chosen uniform.
  • If you wear the Corporate Polo, see language: "A white undershirt may be worn if not visible when the collar is worn open."
  • Remove items from uniform pockets. Remove outerwear when indoors. 
  • If you do not have one of these uniforms, please wear appropriate "professional" civilian clothing.
  • Be mindful of customs and courtesies at this momentous event, and if you have questions, please ask a peer to help you!

Member Benefits

posted Mar 9, 2017, 4:00 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Mar 9, 2017, 4:02 PM ]

You're eligible for certain benefits as a Civil Air Patrol Member!

Check out these great programs offered by Washington Wing and National Headquarters!
Local Programs include: 
  • Fred Meyer Community Rewards program
    Earn money for Washington Wing by using your Rewards Card at checkout!

  • Stay tuned for more to come...
National Programs: 
  • Aviation Products
  • AmazonSmile
  • CAP USAA Rewards™ Credit Card
  • Computer Software and Hardware
  • Education
  • Insurance
  • Magazine Discounts
  • Travel Discounts

Prepare to take a trip down memory lane!

posted Mar 3, 2017, 11:06 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Mar 3, 2017, 11:08 PM ]

#TBT and #FlashbackFriday Photo Fun!

Since merging all of the wing activity pages with the official Washington Wing, Civil Air Patrol Facebook Page, many of the photos were not able to be transferred. As a result, tonight begins the series of photos from past Wing activities (Glider Orientation Flights, Emergency Services Training Academy, and Cascade Falcon Encampment) which will be posted on Thursdays and Fridays! 

Click here for the first installment!

Cadet Colonel Zachary Lam
Washington Wing Assistant Public Affairs Officer 

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