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  • TX-391 2016 Cadet Commander Change of command Dallas Composite Squadron held the change of command ceremony for Cadet Commander on June 6, 2016. Cadet Captain Zachary Holub transferred command of the squadron to Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Madison Applewhite. The squadron celebrated with a reception after the ceremony.  C/Capt Holub commanded the cadets for a little over than a year. He had just graduated from high school, and was leaving for college, so it was perfect timing for C/2nd Lt Applewhite to take over.  C/2nd Lt Applewhite has been in CAP for three years. She started her leadership experience as First Sergeant under the previous cadet commander, Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Luke Schlenker. She was eager to get leadership experience, and served ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2017, 8:57 PM by Scott Carter
  • Texas Wing Glider Academy - North Texas Wing Glider Flight Academy North, a Civil Air Patrol National Cadet Special Activity, was held at Bishop Field in Decatur TX from 8-18 July 2015.  Twelve cadets participated in Basic and Advanced Glider Academy, achieving approximately 30 flights each.  Four cadets soloed.The Texas Wing Cadet Glider Academy trains cadets beginning at age 14 on the basics of flying gliders.  Ground subjects include aerodynamics, regulations, glider systems, and flight traffic patterns.  Cadets also learn hand signals, launch procedures, and positioning behind the tow plane.    Tow planes take the gliders to 2000 feet above the ground.  The glider instructors teach the cadets verbal call outs, straight and level flight, shallow to steep turns, wind correction, and traffic pattern entry ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2016, 8:10 PM by lana mark
  • Texas CTEP Spring 2015 March, 2015 Nacogdoches, TX, Texas Wing Headquarters Cadets from the Dallas Composite Squadron TX-391 attended the Texas Cadet Training & Education Program. CTEP is designed to give cadets both the knowledge and skills to lead as they progress through the Civil Air Patrol program. The focus is Leadership, both in CAP and in the community.  C/SrA S. McGreer had this to say about his experience: "NCOA was a fun, challenging, and exhausting experience. It helped me improve my writing, speaking, teaching, and drilling skills and I look forward to apply what I have been taught to our squadron. I would say the most valuable thing I learned informally was the importance of note taking. If I didn't take ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2015, 2:58 PM by lana mark
  • Emergency Services Training Fairfield Lake State Park October, Fairfield Lake State Park, Texas   Biannually, in the spring and fall, Cadets and Senior Members head to Fairfield Lake State Park, two hours south of Dallas, for a weekend to receive Emergency Services training.  Fall, 2014, eleven Cadets and nine Senior Members from Black Sheep Composite Squadron, Dallas Composite Squadron, and Red Oak, participated in the event led by Black Sheep Composite Squadron of Mesquite, TX-214. Capt Jerry Barron, Commander, began the weekend with a Safety Briefing followed by a hike to the camp site. Saturday morning after breakfast, Cadets and Senior Members contributed time towards community service by removing debris from around the lake.  The group was rewarded for their efforts with an archery class taught by ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2015, 7:20 AM by lana mark
  • CTEP Fall, 2014 October 2014 Nacogdoches, TXCadets from the Dallas Composite Squadron TX-391 attended the Cadet Training & Education Program. CTEP is designed to give cadets both the knowledge and skills to lead as they progress through the Civil Air Patrol program. The focus is Leadership, both in CAP and in the community. Pictured from right to left,  C/CMSgt Z. Holub attended SNCOA and C/TSgt M. Dykes and C/TSgt M. Applewhite attended NCOA. C/CMSgt Z. Holub states, "It was great meeting new people and it definitely helped build my leadership skills."C/TSgt M. Dykes had this to say, "CTEP was a great learning and leadership opportunity. I learned a lot and met a lot of people I ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2015, 1:10 PM by lana mark
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