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)
03 September 2014
Initial Journey Complete...
Our former Cadet Commander, C/Capt Christopher Mahoney, has successfully completed the Basic Cadet Training phase of his entry into the United States Air Force Academy. C/Capt Mahoney had to endure a wide range of military training, educational programs, and physical fitness during BCT...from Inprocessing Day all the way to Acceptance Day. Congratulations Cadet Mahoney. Best of luck in your upcoming classes. MCS is proud of you.
Top Photo: Inprocessing Day. Bottom Photo: Acceptance Day