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)

11 November 2015

Cadets Supporting WAA Efforts

Cadets from the Middletown Cadet Squadron worked multiple events the past few weeks supporting Wreaths Across America. We want to thank all of you who volunteered your time to spread the word about a wonderful program.

Redding Middle School. Left to Right: C/A1C Ferguson, Lt Col Lierenz, and C/Amn Redding

DuPont. Left to Right: C/CMSgt Major, 1st Lt Major, and visitor
 
Wal-Mart. Left to Right: C/Capt Desrosiers, C/Amn Sydney, and C/Lt Col McLaughlin

Happy Veterans Day

Let us say thanks to the veterans for the freedoms we enjoy today and for keeping us safe. Take a moment to thank a veteran.


14 October 2015

October Promotions

Congratulations to MCS cadets who promoted or received awards last night. A special congratulation goes out to C/Lt Col Michael McLaughlin who promoted upon completing all requirements to receive the Eaker Award, which will be presented at a later date.

Promotions:

M. McLaughlin - C/Lt Col
N. Sydney - C/A1C
E. Hamm - C/A1C
D. Dietrich - C/Amn

Awards:

J. Hamm - Level I

 
Top Left: McLaughlin, Top Right: Hamm, Lower Left: Dietrich, Lower Right Sydney.

Guest Speaker Series

On 13 OCT 15, cadets had the opportunity to participate in a session with our guest speaker - LTJG Joan Aquino from the United States Coast Guard Academy. LTJG Aquino is an Admissions Officer for the Mid-Atlantic states.

Cadets were able to ask questions about opportunities at the USCGA, cadet life, and the admissions process. During the presentation, cadets were exposed to the many opportunities that exist within the USCG ranging from college majors, tours on the Eagle, Billets, and post-graduate education.

MCS would like to thank LTJG Aquino for spending the time with us and providing another potential avenue for our cadets.

LTJG Joan Aquino. Photo courtesy of the USCGA

10 September 2015

Cadets Promote

Congratulations to the following cadets for their recent promotions. In a special presentation, C/Capt Justin Desrosiers was presented the Civil Air Patrol's Amelia Earhart Award for completing all requirements for his promotion to C/Captain. Presenting the award is Brigadier General Carol A. Timmons, Delaware Air National Guard. 

C/Captain Justin Desrosiers and Brigadier General Carol Timmons

C/Captain Justin Desrosiers and Brigadier General Carol Timmons



Promotions on 8 SEP 15

C/A1C Alexis Ferguson
C/ TSgt Kevin O'Shaughnessy
C/Amn Will Jackson
C/Amn Alexander Darby 

Additional photos will be posted

28 August 2015

CAP Joins the USAF Total Force

Recently announced by the Secretary of the United States Air Force, the Civil Air Patrol will be joining forces with the active duty Air Force, Air Force Reserves, and the Air National Guard to form a four member team making up the Total Force.

CAP Statement: http://www.capvolunteernow.com/todays-features/?cap_added_to_air_force_total_force&show=news&newsID=20644

USAF Statement: http://www.af.mil/mobile/News/tabid/252/Article/615251/civil-air-patrol-joins-total-force-airmen.aspx



26 August 2015

MCS Cadets Visit AMC Museum

Cadets from the Middletown Cadet Squadron recently visited the AMC Museum located at Dover AFB. Cadets got a guided tour facilitated by the museum staff and had the opportunity to explore the aircraft and the museum exhibits.














 

19 August 2015

Cadets Promote

Congratulations to the 7 cadets that promoted at last night's meeting. I am thinking that this may have been a squadron record. A job well done to the cadets and the cadets mentors for getting them to the Curry phase of their CAP adventure.

Promotions last night

Ferguson, A. - C/Amn
Hamm, E. - C/Amn
Jones, G. - C/Amn
Jones, C. - C/Amn
Parsons, H. - C/Amn
Sydney, N. - C/Amn



Natalini A. - C/A1C

05 August 2015

Hats are in...

MCS Members

DE-025 hats are now available! Hats will be initially issued to current rostered cadets/seniors and for incoming new cadets/seniors. This will be initial issue only. If you lose or damage your hat and would like a replacement, the cost of a replacement will be the responsibility of the member in the amount of $6.00.

The hats are authorized to wear with the BDU uniform. Watch for a notice from the Commander as to when the phase in will be to transition from the BDU hat to the squadron ball cap. 


21 July 2015

Welcome to MCS and CAP

Over the last week, the Middletown Cadet Squadron welcomed four new members. We look forward to watching you embark on your CAP journey. Welcome aboard Cadets.

Here are our newest members...

C/AB Ethan Hamm
C/AB Collins Jones
C/AB George Jones
C/AB Noure Sydney


11 July 2015

Cadets take to the Skies

On 10 JUL 15, cadets C/1st Lt Desrosiers and C/2d Lt Lierenz had the opportunity to participate in CAP's Orientation Flight program. The cadets flew out of KILG and around northern and central Delaware.

So, have you flown lately? If not, speak to your chain of command and watch for your informational emails. O'Flights are a key component to cadet recruiting and retention. Each flight revolves around a set curriculum. As you participate in more flights, the curriculum becomes more advanced. As an example, the third flight consists of slow speeds, sharp turns, and even stalls in mid-flight. How cool would that be you ask? Speak with C/2d Lt Lierenz who just completed her certificate of third flight.

CAP Cessna 172
C/1st Lt Justin Desrosiers


C/2d Lt Jessalyn Lierenz





08 July 2015

Cadets take on the 2015 Tri-Wing Encampment

MCS currently has two cadets and one senior member attending the 2015 Tri-Wing Encampment being held at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds Edgewood Area located in Edgewood, MD.


C/TSgt Erin Desrosiers is assigned to Bravo Flight of Squadron 1


(C/TSgt Desrosiers is front row, 3rd from left)
After orientation ride in a Boeing CH-47 Chinook


Bravo Flight
Bravo Flight
Studying the OI



C/Amn Augusto Natalini is assigned to Hotel Flight of Squadron 4


(C/Amn Natalini is front row, far right)
Day 1 Orientation




Captain Lisa Desrosiers is also attending as a Tactical Officer and is assigned to Echo Flight of Squadron 3. As a TACO, Captain Desrosiers is serving as a mentor and guide to the Cadet Cadre as well as assisting the basic cadets as they develop their skills at Encampment.





MCS is proud of you all and looking forward to your return.

Additional photos may be seen here: Tri-Wing Encampment Facebook Page

(Photos courtesy of Tri-Wing Encampment Public Affairs)


10 June 2015

Congratulations to MCS's Recently Promoted Cadets

Congratulations to C/2d Lt Sabatino DiMascio on his promotion to the officer ranks. In the coming weeks we'll hold a special award presentation where C/2d Lt DiMascio will be presented with the Mitchell Award !

Also, a congratulations goes out to C/TSgt Erin Desrosiers for successfully completing all requirements to promote to C/TSgt.

Job well done cadets !!!





05 June 2015

MCS Cadets Present the Colors at a Wilmington Blue Rocks Game

Cadets from Middletown Cadet Squadron had the great opportunity to present the colors during the Blue Rocks game on 4 JUN 15 against the Frederick Keys. The Blue Rocks are the Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. 

Congratulations and a job well done by cadets C/Maj McLaughlin, C/1st Lt Desrosiers, C/CMSgt DiMascio, and C/SSgt O'Shaughnessy.

And to add to the fun-filled evening, Lt Col Sherri Lierenz got to throw out the first pitch !