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)

21 September 2011

Uniform Exchange

All Cadets,

With the rate of new Cadets joining our squadron, uniforms are in need (Blues and BDU's). If you have any uniforms or rank insignia that you have outgrown that are still in good shape (capable of passing inspection), feel free to donate them to our new Cadets. Any item that you wish to donate can be given to Capt. Wible at which point they'll be placed in the squadron locker.

Thank you for your consideration and helping out your fellow Cadet

SM Rick Desrosiers
SAR Officer
Asst. PD Officer

1 comment:

  1. Now is the perfect time to be donating uniforms that no longer fit you (BDU's and Blues). We now have 31 Cadets in the squadron. This is the largest the squadron has EVER been and our new Cadets will be needing some assitance. Not only can you donate clothing, you can also donate old rank as our new Cadets will be moving through the ranks just as you did.

    Please see Capt. Wible in regard to donations.

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