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Incoming Commander Announces Command Team


Col. Thomas Theis, NCR Commander Select announces Command Team. On 2 June 2024,  Col. Erica Williams  and Col. Rickey Franz (former CMSgt Franz) will be assuming the roles as North Central Region Vice Commanders effective 2 June 2024. Colonels Williams and Franz were selected from five applicants for the position. Col. Tom Weston will continue in his role as Region Chief of Staff.  CMSgt John Vanderhoof will be assuming the role of the Region Command NCO, succeeding CMSgt Mike Mudry, who has been in that position for the past 8 years.

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CAP 9-11 Aircraft retired to USAF Museum

Civil Air Patrol N9344L, the CAP airplane tasked to take the initial damage assessment over the World Trade Center after the  9-11 attacks, has been retired and delivered to it's new home at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.   The aircraft was  delivered by Major General Edward Phelka, Civil Air Patrol Commander and CEO.  The full story may be found at this link:

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