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)

24 July 2013

MCS Cadet Wins Award

Feature Volunteer of the Month

Name: Garrett Bowman

Official Release from the USO (interview with C/SrA Bowman)

C/SrA Garrett Bowman

When did you start with USO Delaware? 

 December 2012

Is there a specific reason why you wanted to support our military & their families? 

The military deserves respect for fighting our battles; they are the ones protecting us so we should support them and their families. I also feel that our military has many HEROES that go unrecognized or aren’t given the credit they deserve. I feel I can give back to them by volunteering with the USO to support them.

Tell us about YOU? What is your background, career, hobby or favorite family event that other people didn't know about you!

I am 15 years old and a Senior Airmen in the Civil Air Patrol. I find great interest in the military, and my favorite activities are playing Lacrosse, Wrestling and volunteering. I am also an active participant in the Student Council.

Do you volunteer anywhere else? 

Yes, I volunteer at the Delaware Hospital for the chronically ill where I enjoy fishing with the guys and playing dominoes with the ladies. I have volunteered with New Castle County Safety Town to help educate children in safety. I also will stay after school and help teachers.

Have you ever been affiliated with the military in the states? Overseas? 

Yes. (Air Force Auxiliary) Civil Air Patrol

Do you have family members/relatives in the military? Are any deployed at this time? 

Yes, I have family in the military but only one of my cousins is deployed.

09 June 2013

MCS Participates in DEWG/MDWG/NATCAP Combined SAREX

Cadets and Senior Members of the Middletown Cadet Squadron participated in a joint SAREX with their peers from the Delaware, Maryland, and National Capital Wings of the Civil Air Patrol. Members got to train in multiple areas of CAP's Emergency Services capabilities revolving around Search and Rescue. Areas like Flightline Marshalling, Ground Team activities, and Aircrew sortie activities spanned the two day period as teams worked out of Maryland and West Virginia.

Flightline Marshalling Training at Potomac Airpark (W35) in West Virginia (L-R: C/Amn Eklund, C/SrA Given, C/SSgt Lierenz, C/A1C Bowman, 1st Lt Given)

25 May 2013

MCS Members Pay Respect to the Fallen

Cadets and Senior Members from Middletown Cadet Squadron visited 4 local cemeteries to place American flags on the grave sites of the fallen heroes. On this Memorial Day, let us not forget those that paid the ultimate sacrifice. 

22 May 2013

MCS to Recognize the Fallen

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Cadets and Senior Members from the Middletown Cadet squadron will volunteer to place an American flag on each veterans grave in our local cemeteries on May 25th.


20 February 2013

As a reminder, on 20 FEB 13, US Senator Tom Carper will be hosting his 12th Annual Service Academy Information Night in Dover, DE. The event will be held at Delaware Technical College located at 100 Campus Drive in Dover, DE. The event will run from 1800-2000.

You will be able to meet with representatives from the following;

United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Coast Guard Academy, ROTC Programs (Air Force, Army, and Navy) and the Civil Air Patrol

CAP members are authorized to wear their Civil Air Patrol uniform (no flightsuits or BDUs). This is a great opportunity to gather information about these prestiges universities and organizations.

10 February 2013

Member Profile - Captain Jack Bryant

This months member profile is our own Captain Jack Bryant !

As we know, Captain Bryant enjoys flying as witnessed by all of his Facebook pictures from all over the world. What some of our new cadets may not know, Captain Bryant got to where he is today by working hard, studying, and gaining a lot of experience flying for the United States Air Force where he flew C-141's. Click to see some pictures of Captain Bryant in training with the Air Force.

Captain Bryant - T-38

Captain Bryant - T-37

27 January 2013

Cadets Take To The Sky

Cadets from Middletown Cadet Squadron took to the skies on 27 JAN 13. The cadets got to experience the thrill of flight, soaring off into the wild blue yonder. While on their Orientation Flights, each cadet gets the opportunity to conduct preflight inspections on an aircraft and handle the supersonic CAP Cessna 172/182T while in the sky (just kidding about the supersonic thing).

Below are some photos of their adventure, prior to taking to the skies !

C/Amn Bowman and C/Amn Collier
Cadets Bowman and Collier Taxiing

C/Amn Garrett Bowman

C.Amn Alek Collier