General Information About The Colorado Wing CAP
The Colorado Wing (COWG) of the Civil Air Patrol operates in the Rocky Mountain Region. COWG is comprised of 37 squadrons in two groups across Colorado. There are three types of squadrons: Cadet, Composite and Senior. "Cadet" squadrons are comprised primarily of cadets, with a minimum of three senior members (adults) for supervisory, administrative, and training requirements. "Composite" squadrons are made up of both cadets and senior members, conducting both cadet and senior programs. "Senior" squadrons are made up exclusively of senior members who are all over the age of 18. There are currently almost 1000 Seniors and more than 1050 Cadets in the Colorado Wing. You can learn more about the Colorado Wing and review photos and activities by visiting the Colorado Wing's "Official" Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ColoradoWingCAP
The Director of Public Affairs for the Colorado Wing CAP is Lt. Col. Mike Daniels. He can be reached at 303-674-7070 or 720-261-3880 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Lt. Col. Daniels is also the Editor of the Colorado Wing's magazine, Peaks & Planes, which publishes articles and photographs related to the activities of the Colorado Civil Air Patrol as well as other information of interest to the organization and its members.
Squadrons of the Colorado Wing regularly participate in search-and-rescue training exercises. The COWG squadrons stand ready to assist those in need. Missions range from search-and-rescue of lost hikers or hunters, location of downed aircraft and transport of emergency personnel or medical materials. When there is a disaster in a Colorado community, the State's CAP squadrons respond by transporting doctors, firefighters or emergency personnel to the areas in need.
The Civil Air Patrol is a nonprofit organization with almost 60,000 members nationwide. It performs 95% of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counter drug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members take a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to the almost 25,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for more than 70 years.