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)

26 February 2014

Cadet Movie Night

Cadets and Seniors from the Middletown Cadet Squadron (along with guest) spent time watching a movie. On 25 FEB 14, members enjoyed a relaxing night and broke away from the normal meeting structure to watch Disney's Planes and enjoyed some snacks during the show. Definitely something we'll be sure to do again.


07 February 2014

Military Services Academy NIght

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) will host the 13th Annual U.S. Service Academy Information Night for Delaware middle and high school students, along with their families, teachers and school counselors on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Education and Technology Building on the Terry Campus of Delaware Technical Community College in Dover. Sen. Carper will begin the program with a few remarks at 6:00 p.m., followed by informational breakout sessions from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

You may wear your Class A uniform (no BDUs, flight suits or knit shirts)

13th Annual U.S. Service Academy Information Night
Sen. Carper will be joined by representatives from the service academies and other military organizations. Participants include:
  • United States Naval Academy
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • United States Military Academy
  • United States Coast Guard Academy
  • Delaware National Guard
  • Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC program
February 19, 2014, 6 – 8 p.m.
Terry Campus of Delaware Technical Community College (Education and Technology Building), 100 Campus Drive Dover, DE 19904

03 February 2014

We Have a Winner...

C/MSgt Jessalyn Lierenz took first place in the state of Delaware's Patriot Pen competition. Her essay beat out submissions throughout the entire state and now puts her amongst the best in the nation. Way to go !!!

C/MSgt Jessalyn Lierenz

Setting Goals and Living Dreams...

Congratulations to Middletown Cadet Squadrons own C/1st Lt Christopher Mahoney. On 26 JUN 14, C/1st Lt Mahoney will be fulfilling his goal of attending the United States Air Force Academy. This proves that working hard, setting priorities, and maintaining focus on the end goal makes all things possible. 

All of the MCS Staff and Cadets are so proud of our Cadet Commander and wish him only the best as he embarks on the next chapter in his life. Great job Cadet.

C/1st Lt Christopher Z. Mahoney (USAFA Appointee Class of 2018)

Cadets Test Effective Communication

On Tuesday, cadets participated in an activity that tested the need for effective and efficient communications. The cadets had to overcome challenges and exhibit communication skills using only one method while working with and communicating to a fellow cadet using another form of communication. 

In this activity, the cadets were stranded on an island after crashing their plane with each person sustaining injuries. One cadet was only able to verbally communicate with no use of visualization. Their peer could only communicate visually, with no verbalization. 

Working together, the cadets had to construct a water containment system in under 10 minutes.