Tennessee Wing

Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol

is made up of over 1000 volunteers serving their communities and their country by providing Emergency Services, Aerospace Education and Cadet Programs Activities.  Supported by the Tennessee Aeronautics Board and the State Legislature of Tennessee we provide services across the State and in the larger region.

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National Recognition for TN Members

National Headquarters and the Tennessee Wing is proud to recognize the following award recipients from the 2016 National Conference:

Exceptional Service Award: Capt Erik Koglin

-Captain Erik W. Koglin, Media Specialist, National History Program, Civil Air Patrol, distinguished himself in the performance of outstanding service in the development, design, and execution of multiple museum and graphic display items for the Civil Air Patrol 75th anniversary celebration from 11 August 2015 to 20 June 2016. Utilizing his immense skills in graphic design, Capt Koglin demonstrated outstanding leadership, initiative, professional skill, and devotion to duty. Working closely with the National Historian, he designed and finalized six, 80” by 33” graphic display panels depicting 75 years of corporate history. Seamlessly weaving text, artwork, insignia, and vintage documents and photographs, his design work has proven professional and exemplary. With several hundred hours invested in the panels, Capt Koglin’s work has been displayed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, at wing and region conferences nationwide, and will be on display in the Pentagon, the first large Civil Air Patrol display to be displayed in the Pentagon in known memory. In conjunction with the panels, Capt Koglin took the initiative to invest an additional thirty hours to create a set of six posters measuring 36” by 24” to provide a more affordable option for CAP units. These posters contain the same material as the panels and have been used at numerous airshows nationwide, including the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida, the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s World War II weekend in Reading, Pennsylvania, the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture Oshkosh airshow in Wisconsin, and AOPA fly-ins nationwide. Thanks to his incredible devotion to duty, professional knowledge, artistic skill, and sound judgment the Civil Air Patrol had portable, professional-grade displays available in time for the 75th anniversary and in flexible digital formats enabling the corporation to share its history and story with as large an audience as possible across the country and in squadrons overseas.

Communicator of the Year: Lt Col Randall Stripling

-Lt Col Randall Stripling serves as the TN Wing Communications Technical Support Officer. In this job, Randall Stripling has performed outstanding duty supporting the Tennessee Wing’s communications program from a technical standpoint and in a communications and training function for over 20 years. Lt Col Stripling has trained the newly appointed Tennessee Wing Director of Communications in all aspects of the job and the operation of the VHF digital radios. Despite an over 100 mile trip, Col Stripling came to Wing Headquarters to do this communications training.


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