83rd Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

83rd Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol


ALLCON: BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDER, the meeting, tomorrow night, 20190528 is CANCELED. Stay home and most importantly stay safe! Here is the SITREP. The Garrison Ave. bridge has been closed since 2200 last night. The I-540 and Midland Ave. bridges are closing tonight at 2200. The river is not even expected to crest until sometime on Wednesday. After the river crest, it will remain high for sometime as there are more rains foretasted for Fort Smith and Oklahoma, throughout this week and weekend.
Is this statement reflective and/or on behalf of the 83rd Composite Squadron?
On October 9, 2005, I took this young man skydiving just two weeks into gettin' built in his momma's belly. She didn't know he was in there, but alas 13 years later here he is joining Civil Air Patrol. His first orientation happens this Saturday. Fly safe, Tanner!
Happy birthday US Air Force
Gang, here's a lead for our PAO team:
FTX Texarkana April 20-22 Marksmanship Weekend in May.
What youngest they can join
C/2Lt Key of Texarkana squadron joins the Air Force in June. His final report. Many of our cadets know him.

83rd Composite Squadron, Arkansas Wing, Civil Air Patrol The 83rd Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meets at the Fort Smith Airport every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm.

Contact Capt Brad Kidder (AR Wing) or Lt Brad Burgin (83rd CS) for additional information.

Mission: Aerospace Education, Emergency Services and Cadet Programs

Operating as usual


Aerospace Education


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CAP, Unmanned Safety Institute Join For UAS Education, Training


cap.news Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the leading aviation-based safety training and industry certification provider for unmanned operations, has teamed with Civil Air Patrol to address unmanned aerial systems (UAS) safety and education nationally. CAP and USI have agreed to cooperate on enhancing aviati...

Momma Ski's Aerospace Corner

As a supporter of our community, we feel it is important to let you know about the current situation at Space Camp.

The COVID-19 pandemic has financially devastated the U.S. Space & Rocket. Weeks of complete public closure were followed by a partial opening that has seen 40 percent of typical museum attendance and 20 percent of Space Camp attendance. The fall/winter camp season will be nonexistent given pandemic-induced travel restrictions for international students and cancelled trips for American schools. Ninety percent of annual revenues are from museum and Space Camp attendance.

To attempt to offset the losses, the Rocket Center has slashed expenses wherever possible, including cutting hundreds of jobs. However, even a 90 percent reduction in force and other cost-savings measures have been insufficient to balance expenses.

To date, the Rocket Center/Space Camp does not qualify for federal, state or local emergency assistance. We continue to seek funding, but time is short to make a difference for Space Camp.

Raising a minimum of $1.5 million between now and October will enable Space Camp to open for the 2021 summer season.

The countdown clock is running but the Space Camp we know won't be able to launch without you.

You can help us Save Space Camp. The Save Space Camp campaign is accepting donations at SaveSpaceCamp.com beginning Tuesday, July 28. Your financial assistance is one very important way to help. Sharing our message is another.

Please show your support on your own social media platforms and by posting the campaign website so that others who believe in the future of exploration can also help. Just like Space Camp, we can-do when “we” includes “you.” Thank you for your continuing support of Space Camp.https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/savespacecamp


Momma Ski's Aerospace Corner

8 days to launch!





youtube.com SpaceX is targeting Monday, July 20 for Falcon 9’s launch of the ANASIS-II mission, which will lift off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaver...

[07/17/20]   Today in aviation history

In 1962 Major Robert White became the first person to earn Astronaut Wings in a winged craft when he flew the X-15 to an altitude of 314,750 feet, roughly 10 times higher than a modern commercial jet.


Civil Air Patrol National Conference

CAP 2020 National Conference
August 14-15, 2020
All Virtual - All FREE

Register today, your online registration code is in the PROPS email that came out today. If you don't get the email and you want to attend the conference, call me for the code.


gocivilairpatrol.com National Conference 2020


Virtual Race | Air Force Marathon | Register Today!


usafmarathon.com The Air Force Marathon has now added in a virtual race option to allow runners from all over the world to participate in the marathon or half marathon!


2020 — 2020 Air Force Marathon —

The Air Force Marathon has gone virtual, so it's easier for you to participate.
AND every step counts in the Walk to Mars campaign.


raceroster.com 2020 Air Force Marathon Dayton, OH, USA - It is with much difficulty that we share with you the 24th… - September 18, 2020

Did a little reconnaissance today at the Arkansas Air & Military Museum in Fayetteville today, what do y’all think about a road trip soon?


Million Piece Mission jigsaw features National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Looking for something to do?

nationalmuseum.af.mil Air Force Recruiting Service joined the trend of virtual jigsaw puzzles with the launch of an online challenge of piecing together a 1.03 gigapixel image from the National Museum of the U.S. Air

CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright

This is a historic moment for our Air Force!

Jo is a phenomenal leader who'll bring new ideas and her own style to the position. I've known her for many years and watched closely as she's guided Team 18 and led her own teams to great success. She'll do amazing things for our Airmen -- She'll blaze her own trail as our CMSAF!

NASA Solar System Exploration

Follow the road to launch for our next mission to the Red Planet, the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. Administrator Jim Bridenstine, leadership and a panel of scientists and engineers will preview the upcoming mission at 2 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 17. Submit your questions during the briefing using #AskNASA!

Perseverance is a robotic scientist that will search for signs of past microbial life on Mars and characterize the planet's climate and geology. It will also collect rock and soil samples for future return to Earth and pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet. The mission is scheduled to launch from Space Launch Complex 41 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:15 a.m. EDT July 20. It will land at Mars' Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021.


Launch Schedule – Spaceflight Now


spaceflightnow.com Launch Schedule A regularly updated listing of planned orbital missions from spaceports around the globe. Dates and times are given in Greenwich Mean Time. “NET” stands for no earlier than. “TBD” means to be determined. Recent updates appear in red type. Please send any corrections, addition...

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Welcome to Launch Day, Take 2 — 🎬 🚀

#LaunchAmerica live coverage starts at 11 a.m. EDT. Liftoff is at 3:22 p.m. EDT.

Get a reminder to watch: https://go.nasa.gov/launch-america-facebook
Defy distance by experiencing the launch in VR: https://go.nasa.gov/3gCLlY3

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Ready for Touchdown on Asteroid Bennu - OSIRIS-REx Mission


asteroidmission.org NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission is officially prepared for its long-awaited touchdown on asteroid Bennu’s surface. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and Security – Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has targeted Oct. 20 for its first sample collectio...

Warrensburg Civil Air Patrol

What an honor! C/Maj Timothy Richner won third place for his entry in the Safety contests. Congratulations Cadet Richner!

[05/27/20]   Mission scrubbed. Weather. Next window is on the 30th.


Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space!


Watch history unfold on Wednesday, May 27, as NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station. This mi...


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CAP Receives AFA's Vandenberg Award for Helping Teach U.S. Youth to Fly


cap.news Civil Air Patrol is the 2019 recipient of the Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award, one of the Air Force Association’s highest honors. Named after the former U.S. general who served as the second chief of staff of the Air Force and also the second director of the CIA, the 2019 Vandenberg award recognizes CAP ...

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Estos Rusos y sus aviones

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps

CAP Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. Sixty members of the new Civil Air Patrol (C.A.P. at that time) were killed while performing duties during civil defense and homeland security operations during WWII. The organization was not yet designated as a "non-combatant" force. Some even dropped bombs.


Build a Wind Sock...

CAP AE releases new "at home" activities.




BEGINNERS GUIDE TO HEALTHY EATING | 15 healthy eating tips

Tonight's meeting was PT and focused on healthy eating.


Here is a short list of some of the tips that I found the most helpful when transitioning into healthier eating habits. I hope these 15 simple steps help to ...


Live Chat: Pioneering Women in Aerospace


airandspace.si.edu Visit us in Washington, DC and Chantilly, VA to explore hundreds of the world’s most significant objects in aviation and space history.


Hilton Carter, one of last remaining Tuskegee Airmen, laid to rest


dispatch.com A small group of relatives gathered Wednesday at an East Side funeral home to remember Hilton Carter, who died May 6 at age 91.

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The 83rd Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meets at the Fort Smith Airport every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm. Contact TSGT Gary Podgurski, 479-285-1482 or [email protected], for additional information.

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