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Texas Wing Civil Air Patrol
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The Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary
Associated branches
United States Air Force
Executive staff
Commander Lt Col Sean Crandall
Current statistics
Squadrons 79
Cadets 1,559
Seniors 1,621
Total Membership 3,180
Statistics as of 10 August 2015[1]

The Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (TXWG) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Texas. Texas Wing headquarters are located in Nacogdoches, Texas.[2] The Texas Wing consists of over 3,000 cadet and adult members at over 79 locations across the state of Texas.[3]


The Texas Wing, along with the Civil Air Patrol as a whole, has three primary missions: emergency services, cadet programs and aerospace education.[4]

Emergency services

A Texas CAP cadet sits in the pilot's seat of an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter belonging to the 305th Rescue Squadron.

Emergency services provided by the Texas Wing of CAP include search and rescue, disaster relief, and humanitarian services.[5] Texas CAP members have provided assistance in border patrol operations, search and rescue missions, and drug interdiction missions.[3]

Cadet programs

Texas runs a cadet program, which is organized among military lines and emphasizes Air Force traditions and values.[6] Every summer and winter, CAP cadets from Texas and other states may sign up for a training course located at the Texas Wing Civil Air Patrol Encampment in Camp Swift where cadets study military customs, courtesies and how to provide emergency services[7]

Aerospace education

The CAP provides education for both CAP members and the general public, including education provided through the education system.[8] Teachers can join CAP as Aerospace Education Members (AEM) and access resources available through the CAP, the Air Force, and NASA.[9]


The Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol is organized into squadrons, which are assigned into one of seven groups, based on their geographical location.[10]

Lt. Col. Brian Childes (left) briefs Lt. Col. Bob Beabout (pilot) and Major John Mitchell (right) on a sortie to Sabine Lake, Texas following Hurricane Rita.

Colonel Richard Walters, commander 301st MDS, left, evaluates a simulated casualty, played by a Civil Air Patrol cadet.

Major Aristotle Rabanal shows off an A-10 to CAP cadets from Louisiana and Texas.

Texas Civil Air Patrol cadets examine a helicopter and equipment belonging to the 305th Rescue Squadron


Texas Wing CAP cadets perform administrative duties at the West Houston Airport following Hurricane Katrina.

Texas CAP cadets during a tour of an Air Force at the Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base.

Squadrons of the Texas Wing[11]
Group Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
Group I TX023 San Angelo Composite San Angelo
TX123 Three Rivers Composite San Angelo
TX196 Midland Composite Midland
TX215 El Paso Composite El Paso
TX293 Lubbock Composite Lubbock
TX353 Tigershark Composite Amarillo
TX806 Texas Leadership Charter Academy Cadet San Angelo
TX809 Lorenzo ISD Cadet Lorenzo
Group 2 TX051 Plano Mustangs Composite Plano
TX085 Tyler Composite Tyler
TX089 Gregg County Composite Longview
TX262 Texoma Composite Denison
TX295 Thunderbolt Composite Allen
TX354 Lakeshore Composite Rockwall
TX436 Gladewater Corsair Composite Gladewater
TX450 Sulphur Springs Composite Sulphur Springs
TX455 Nacogdoches Composite Nacogdoches
Group 3 TX076 Crusader Composite Grand Prairie
TX 133 Irving Composite Irving
TX148 Waco Composite Waco
TX214 Black Sheep Composite Mesquite
TX376 Midway Composite Midlothian
TX390 Addison Eagles Composite Addison
TX391 Dallas Composite Dallas
TX428 Redbird Composite Dallas
TX803 Red Oak Cadet Red Oak
Group 4 TX098 Ellington Composite Houston
TX176 7-6 Air Calvary Composite Conroe
TX177 Sam Houston Composite Huntsville
TX179 Thunderbird Composite Houston
TX186 Spindletop Cadet Beaumont
TX286 Baytown Senior Beach City
TX334 Delta Composite Spring
TX360 Sugar Land Composite Sugar Land
TX409 Marauder Composite Kingwood
TX447 West Houston S.A.B.R.E. Senior Houston
TX448 Colorado County Flight Columbus
TX451 Hobby Senior Mineral Wells
TX802 Sheldon Cadet Houston
TX808 East Houston Cadet Houston
Group 5 TX007 Lackland Cadet San Antonio
TX041 George H. W. Bush Composite Bryan
TX047 Laughlin Air Force Base Composite Laughlin Air Force Base
TX142 Randolph Composite Randolph Air Force Base
TX187 Alamo Composite San Antonio
TX351 Pegasus Composite Austin
TX352 Col. Joe W Kittinger Phantom Senior Austin
TX371 Apollo Composite Georgetown
TX403 Bell County Composite Temple
TX424 Bexar County Senior San Antonio
TX435 David Lee (Tex) Hill Composite San Marcos
TX442 Kerrville Composite Kerrville
Group 6 TX087 Mineral Wells Composite Weatherford
TX129 Fort Worth Senior Fort Worth
TX131 131st Johnson County Composite Cleburne
TX154 South Fort Worth Diamondback Composite Cross Timber
TX313 Abilene Composite Abilene
TX388 Phoenix Composite Fort Worth
TX413 Nighthawk Composite Denton
TX430 Rio del Fierro Composite Wichita Falls
TX441 441st Composite Granbury
TX456 Azle Composite Azle
Group 7 TX026 Corpus Christi Composite Corpus Christi
TX091 Brownsville Composite Brownsville
TX241 Wild Horse Desert Composite McAllen
TX386 Victoria Composite Victoria
TX454 Coastal Bend Cadet Kingsville

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