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)

07 February 2012

TLC Course

Recently, three Senior Members of the Middletown Cadet Squadron completed the Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC) course at the Delaware Air National Guard base located in New Castle. Students in the course spent Friday evening and most of Saturday absorbing a ton of great information. Congratulations to Lt Colonel Sherri Lierenz, 2nd Lieutenants Desrosiers and Keenan for completing the course, and to Lt Colonel John Lierenz for participating as an instructor. Below is a picture of the graduating class representing multiple squadrons in the Delaware Wing as well as one visiting member from the New Jersey Wing..

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