Minnesota Wing CAP

Minnesota Wing Conference

"Emerge & Engage"

Minnesota Civil Air Patrol Wing Conference was held on 17 April 2021.


The 2021 Minnesota Wing Conference is now over. You can still watch the videos below and fill out the conference credit/feedback form to get credit for the conference.





Conference Schedule

Saturday, April 17th; times in Central Daylight Time (GMT-5)



0800 General Assembly View Recorded Session
Welcome, Honors to the Nation, Innvocation, Safety, Wing Commander Address, Region Commander Address, Region CAP-USAF Address, National Commander or Representative Adddress, Air Force Association Speaker, and Social Media Presentation.
0950 10 Minute Break
1000 Senior/Cadet Assemblies MNDOT Prensetation Air Force Academy Presentation
1100 Town Hall with Leaders View Recorded Session
1200 Pilot Onboarding Fielding A Competitive Color Guard Team Logistics Education and Training (ET) Workshop (Formerly PD) sUAS Update Communications (Video session) Taking Care of Yourself and Our Teams during a Pandemic CAC 101
Capt Greg Bestul 1st Lt Jeffrey Rezac Lt Col Bill Rutten Col Regena Aye Maj Thomas Fitzhenry Capt Jonathan Hamilton 1Lt Sarah Pool C/Lt Col Glover and C/Maj Kuehlwein
1300 Emerge from COVID hibernation to see what's new. Purpose-Driven Writing Remote SUI How-To CAP Mentorship Program Emergency Services Funded Missions Servant Leadership in CAP Administration-Round Table Discussion Cyber Security (Video session)
Capt Greg Bestul 2d Lt Joseph Calandra, Jr Maj Lion Templin Col Rose Hunt Maj Thomas Fitzhenry Lt Col Jill Holm Lt Col Gerry Rosenzweig C/1st Lt Yelizar Dergachev
1400 Operations Round Table Discussion 101 of Fundraising/Making a Fundraising Plan Interacting with Government Officials Volunteer University and You Safety - Moving on to the Next Level Subordinate Unit Inspections D3 Finance & Aircraft Billing R&R status and tips (Video session) Ignite Your Inner F.L.A.M.E.
Capt Greg Erickson Maj Todd Mandel Col Kevin Sliwinski SMSgt Glenn Knight Capt David Winters Maj Marty Sommer 1Lt Dennis Swanson Capt Phil Connor
1500 Keynote Speaker: Former Air Force Thunderbirds Commander John "JV" Venable View Recorded Session
Former Air Force Thunderbirds Commander John "JV" Venable joins Viking Squadron to tell his story. JV led the Thunderbirds for the 2000 and 2001 seasons. He retired from the Air Force as a Colonel and went on to lead in the private sector.
1600 Closing Assembly View Recorded Session
Award Ceremony and Closing



Wing Conference Team

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Many thanks to the Wing Conference Team to help make the 2021 Virtual Minnesota Wing Conference a success and allow members across the state to Emerge and Engage with one another!



Civil Air Patrol - Minnesota Wing Headquarters
6275 Crossman Lane, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Phone 651-291-0462   Fax: 651-552-7007
Directions to Wing HQ Facility

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