Open House: CDR Joe Newhouse, U.S. Navy Reserve

75th Anniversary Speaker Series: CDR Joe Newhouse, U.S. Navy Reserve

The Starbase Composite Squadron, a local unit of the Civil Air Patrol, is hosting an open house from 6pm to 9pm, on Tuesday, July 26th at the Oklahoma Army National Guard Base, in Tulsa, OK located at 4222 N Mingo Valley Expressway.  Squadron Commander, Captain Gary Sutherland, would like to invite the community to attend and learn more about CAP. Members of the squadron will be present to greet visitors and explain CAP’s missions for America. CAP was founded on Dec. 1, 1941, and Starbase Composite Squadron is celebrating with a series of educational and leadership oriented guest speakers each month. The open house is a part of the 75th anniversary observance designed to create a greater awareness of CAP’s presence and contributions in the community.

Guest Speaker: CDR Joe Newhouse, U.S. Navy Reserve.

Joe Newhouse Starbase Composite SquadronAfter graduating from Georgetown University with a major in International Economics, Broken Arrow native Joe Newhouse became a jet pilot in the US Navy and married Laura, his college sweetheart. Assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, then LT Newhouse flew multiple combat missions in the EA-6B Prowler during the Iraq War providing aerial coverage to Marine convoys over Fallujah and Baghdad, ultimately earning the Air Medal.

After the War he was transferred to Pensacola to teach fighter tactics at Navy flight school, where he was later named Instructor Pilot of the Year and promoted to Lieutenant Commander. He qualified as Expert in both rifle and pistol and tested fluent in 2 foreign languages. Upon completion of service, Joe and Laura returned to Tulsa to raise their 4 children and became active members at their church, RiverOaks Presbyterian.

Joe graduated #1 in his masters program at Chapman University (Los Angeles, CA) and has earned certification as a PMP® (Project Management Professional) and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Joe served as a Field Representative for Rep. Jim Bridenstine for 3 years and was a member of the Governor’s task force to bring the F-35 to Tulsa as well as a board member for Coffee Bunker, a Veteran service organization. He is a Realtor Broker and runs his own business. He continues to serve part-time in the Navy Reserve as a military advisor to NATO and was recently promoted to Commander, making him one of the Navy’s youngest Commanders at only 38 years old. As a Republican candidate for Oklahoma State Senate District 25, Joe is eager to use his broad and extensive background to bring meaningful and energetic, Conservative leadership to the Oklahoma capitol.

We hope that you will join us in what will surely be an exciting night as CDR Joe Newhouse shares his experiences in leadership within the U.S. Navy.

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Meeting Location:

Starbase Composite Squadron’s regular squadron meetings are on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00pm (1800 – 2100).  We meet at the Oklahoma Army National Guard Base (4222 N Mingo Valley Expressway, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74116).

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Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit for more information.