We enjoy a proud legacy of selfless sacrifice and service to country and community that spans decades. In the late 1930s, more than 150,000 volunteers with a love for aviation argued for an organization to put their planes and flying skills to use in defense of their country. As a result, the Civil Air Patrol was born one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Thousands of volunteer members answered America's call to national service and sacrifice by accepting and performing critical wartime missions. Assigned to the War Department under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Corps, the contributions of Civil Air Patrol, including logging more than 500,000 flying hours, sinking two enemy submarines, and saving hundreds of crash victims during World War II, are well documented.

After the war, a thankful nation understood that Civil Air Patrol could continue providing valuable services to both local and national agencies. On July 1, 1946, President Harry Truman signed Public Law 476 incorporating Civil Air Patrol as a benevolent, nonprofit organization. On May 26, 1948, Congress passed Public Law 557 permanently establishing Civil Air Patrol as the auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force. Three primary mission areas were set forth at that time: aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services. (Source: Civil Air Patrol)

12 September 2016

Squadron Recognized with the Quality Cadet Unit Award

Congratulations to all of the cadets and senior members of the Middletown Cadet Squadron. Your hard work, dedication, and excellence have been noticed. The squadron has officially been awarded the 2015-2016 Quality Cadet Unit Award by the National Headquarters of the Civil Air Patrol. A job well done.

Let us also congratulate our peer squadrons; the Eagle Cadet Squadron and the Delaware Air National Guard Squadron for also winning the award.

31 August 2016

WAA Fundraising Begins

Thank you to the cadets and seniors that started off our annual Wreaths Across America fundraiser. It was a very successful day. Not only are your efforts helping out your fellow cadets by raising money for squadron functions, but more importantly your helping to raise funds and awareness about an outstanding organization. 

It is through WAA that we recognize our fallen heroes each December by laying wreaths at their headstones.