News from Around the Region

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Service As Cadet, Senior Member 'Gave Me the Discipline to Pursue my Goal '
By Markeshia Ricks
May 23, 2017
I wanted to do that,” said Dr. Ruben A. Hernandez, now a lieutenant colonel in Civil Air Patrol and assistant director of communications for the Southeast Region. “I wanted to be wearing that uniform and be part of the drill team." The disciplin ...
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Puerto Rico Wing Gets New Office At 156th Air National Guard Base
By Southeast Region Public Affairs
May 15, 2017
"What started as an idea just a few months ago now has become a reality, having the wing commanders of two components of the Total Force working together across the hall from each other," Fernandez, Puerto Rico Civil Air Patrol said. " ...
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Mississippi Wing Aircrew Aids Vessel In Distress
By Lt. Col. David (Hank) Rogers
May 15, 2017
Mississippi Wing volunteers spotted and helped rescue four boaters who vessel was stranded without power in the Mississippi Sound on 22 April 2017. This air crew was part of an aerial "sundown patrol" for the Civil Air Patrol and were aided ...
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Blanton Siblings Commissioned In the U.S. Air Force
By Maj. Larry Stewart
May 15, 2017
On Friday afternoon, at a ceremony held at the Georgia Tech’s historic Academy of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, seventeen cadets of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) were commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Air Force....
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