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2023 Georgia Wing and Southeast Region Conference


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The 2023 Georgia Wing and Southeast Region Conference brings Civil Air Patrol leaders, volunteers and cadets together for two days of informative educational sessions, important policy discussions and award ceremonies. Learn and network while exploring and experiencing historic Savannah, Georgia! *Please continue to check the website for updates and the full schedule in the coming weeks!

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2023 Speakers

Georgia Air National Guard
Brig. Gen. Amy D. Holbeck
National Commander
Maj. Gen. Edward D. Phelka
Conference Highlights

Here are some highlights you can expect from the conference:

Distinguished Keynote Speakers: We have secured renowned experts who will deliver engaging keynote speeches and share their invaluable insights.

Interactive Workshops and Discussions: Take part in interactive sessions and discussions led by industry experts, designed to foster learning, collaboration and the exchange of ideas.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals, expand your professional network and explore potential collaborations throughout the conference.

Plus in-depth Learning Labs from Operations, Cadet Programs, Public Affairs and more! 

Change of Commands

GAWG Commander
Col. (Sel) Michael Willis
SER Commander
Col. Andrea Van Buren
SER Commander
Col. Jeffrey L. Garrett


Location and Venue

Hyatt Regency Savannah

2 W. Bay Street

Savannah, Georgia 31401





For those flying into Savannah, the closest airport is the Savannah International Airport (KSAV).

Transportation to the Hotel with CAP

Transportation from the airport to the hotel is available for those who pre-schedule transportation. Email conference_gawg@gawg.cap.gov  to book.

Parking at the Hotel

Secure underground valet parking is available at the hotel for a fee of $40/night; or self-parking off site for $22/night.

There is very limited space available for vans and oversized trucks.

For other parking and shuttle information, visit the Hyatt Regency's website.

When is it?

September 23 - 24, 2023


Where is it?

Hyatt Regency Savannah

2 W Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401

Uniform of the Day

Please review the regulation for each uniform below by clicking here.

Why Attend

Join with more than 200 of your fellow members from the Georgia Wing, Southeast Region and surrounding area as we come together to collaborate, connect and learn from each other during a full day of sessions to include:

  • How to Write an Awards Justification
  • Using Social Media to Promote Your Squadron
  • Fundraising Online Dos and Don'ts 
  • Go Beyond the Press Release: How to Pitch the Media
  • Flying 101 on a Simulator
  • IG Complaint Writing and Submission

This year's banquet will be held in the picturesque city of Savannah with direct access to cobblestoned River Street that puts you steps away from downtown monuments, shops, local restaurants and live music.

Join us for a family-friendly weekend filled with Learning Labs, award ceremonies, a double change of command and the Saturday evening banquet, and a keynote address by the Georgia Air National Guard Chief of Staff and is the Guard's first female general.

Banquet Menu

Composed Garden Salad with accompaniments

Grilled chicken

Beef Pot Roast

Green Beans

Traditional Rice Pilaf

Herb Roasted Potatoes

Bread Service with whipped butter

Chef choice dessert

Welcome to Savannah!

Savannah, Georgia, is a charming escape where art, period architecture, trendy boutiques and haunted stories are all set under a veil of Spanish moss. Savannah is where exemplary cuisine comes straight from the coast. Come and discover the enchanting soul of Savannah! Visit Savannah

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