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 May 2012

SAREX - 19 MAY 12

On Saturday 19 MAY 12, members of the Delaware Wing participated in the monthly SAREX training. Aircrews and Ground Teams coordinated efforts to locate ELT's that were placed within New Castle and Kent Counties. DEWG teams successfully completed the mission. The next two scheduled SAREX's will be continued training for the USAF Evaluation in August. If you are interested in participating, complete all the required tasks (see 2d Lt Desrosiers or 2d Lt Given).

Aircrew searching for ELT (MO Lt Col Lierenz, MS 2d Lt Desrosiers)

Aircrew searching for ELT (MO Lt Col Lierenz, MS 2d Lt Desrosiers)

06 May 2012

2012 Rocket Launch

Great showing by the cadets of the MCS and some fantastic rocket launches.

MCS Cadets