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)

27 September 2012

Wreaths Accross America

Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992. WAA's mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies on a specified Saturday in December at Arlington, as well as veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. This years event at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Bear, DE will be held on December 15th.

Anybody willing to sponsor a wreath can do so by ordering through a member of our local squadron, or by using the online format via this link: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/store/ then clicking on the Sponsor a Wreath tab. 

Please use DECAP025 as the group ID and DEVMBE as the location. Thank you  for your continued support.

18 September 2012

Happy Birthday USAF

Initially part of the United States Army, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on 18 September 1947 under the National Security Act of 1947. It is the most recent branch of the U.S. military to be formed, and is the largest and most technologically advanced air force in the world. 

Happy 65th Birthday USAF - from the members of Civil Air Patrol's Middletown Cadet Squadron.

12 September 2012

Quality Cadet Unit Award

Middletown Cadet Squadron earns the Quality Cadet Unit Award for 2012. 

Congratulations goes out to all members for making this possible. This is a big achievement and should be appreciated by all. This goes to show how hard work and effort can truly be rewarded. Keep up the great work and lets make this a standing tradition and part of MCS's yearly goals. Great job to all !

For more information about the award, please visit:

Honoring the Victims

Where were you, September 11th, 2001, and what will you do to remember the victims and the families of 9/11?

Feel free to post and share your story. 

02 September 2012

National Conference

Seniors members and cadets from Middletown converged in Baltimore, Maryland to attend the Civil Air Patrols National Conference. Below is a picture of attendees that drove in the squadrons van. Other attendees transported via POV. It was a great experience and enjoyed by all. Make plans to attend the conference next year in Denver, Colorado.

Left to right: Captain Bryant, C/Amn Bou-Abboud, C/AB Reisinger, C/SrA Bou-Abboud, C/TSgt Desrosiers, C/SSgt McLaughlin, 2d Lt Desrosiers. Not pictured: Lt Col J. Lierenz, Lt Col S. Lierenz, 2d Lt Keenan, and C/A1C Keenan

Wreaths Across America Event

This past weekend, seniors members and cadets set up at Rommel Harley Davidson in Smyrna, Delaware to sell wreaths and raise money for Wreaths Across America, The squadron was able to sell one wreath and collect $177.00 in donations. Great Job. In addition, Lt Col S. Lierenz and 2d Lt Desrosiers cooked over 500 hamburgers and 400 hot dogs to feed the hungry masses. Lt Col J. Lierenz and SM Desrosiers wrapped the 900+ food items and prepared them for the estimated 700 guest. 

A special thanks to 1Lt Given, SM Major, and all of the cadets who interfaced with the public to collect the donations, a job well done !

2d Lt Desrosiers flipping hamburgers

Lt Col S. Lierenz cooking up hotdogs