Col Brian Bishop, PCR/CC has announced that Lt Col Carol Lynn has been selected as the next Nevada Wing Commander. This was an incredibly difficult decision, as all of the qualified applicants made the deliberation process a difficult one. Congratulations to Lt Col Lynn on her selection, as well as thanks to all of those who applied for the position. The change of command ceremony will be held at the 2015 Nevada Wing Conference in October.
Congratulations for Capt Sadiq Patankar, Nevada Wing Director of Finance, on being named the National Director of Finance of the year. Capt Patankar has not only done amazing things for the Nevada Wing he also advises National Headquarters and the CAP Foundation on finance. His has recently earned Level 4 and is slated to attend National Staff College next year. This is a very prestigious award that he has certainly earned.
Nevada Wing is proud to announce that it has been awarded a "Highly Successful" on the 2015 Mission Employment Evaluation. The evaluation team was very complimentary towards the wing, with one area receiving an “Outstanding”, ten areas receiving “Highly Successful” and four areas receiving the rating “Successful.” The ultimate goal of the evaluation team is to help Nevada Wing improve its ability to perform Air Force assigned missions across the spectrum of SAR, DR, and HLS missions. This includes efforts on a scale which necessitate the use of National Incident Management System processes. The results of the evaluation once again demonstrates that our members are ready to respond to a variety of missions expertly and successfully!
Read the following message from Nevada Wing Commander, Col. Tim Hahn:
I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Nevada Wing Website. Please feel free to browse around. Nevada is the 7th largest state in the nation, yet our population is only 45th. I'm sure most of that population is here for exactly that reason!
The Nevada Wing performs missions for Nevada and the nation everyday. We excel at the three mandated missions of Cadet Programs, Aerospace Education, and Emergency Services. Our cadet program is growing so fast that it's difficult to keep track. Our cadet membership has increased almost 70% in four years.
The Nevada Wing supports our citizens with both membership and public service. We have a 90 minute response time to any call for emergencies, and we host the only fully self sustainable Incident Managament Assistance Team capable of flying anywhere in the 50 states with 4 hours notice.
During major troop deployments the Nevada Wing plays host to thousands of military personnel in transit providing areas for rest, relaxation, and food. This was fully demonstrated in 2012 when we assisted with over 30,000 Marines passing through Nevada.
The Nevada Wing is in integral part of the Aviation Nation Air Show at Nellis AFB each year. We perform low altitude surveys of restricted flight areas to keep our nation's pilots safe. We also perform other support missions for the United States Military as a true Auxiliary to the Air Force.
The Nevada Wing is now based at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
Col Timothy F. Hahn, CAP
Commander, Nevada Wing