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)

30 March 2015

A Heartfelt Congratulations to Major Victor Kyler

At the 2015 Delaware Wing Banquet, held on Saturday 28 MAR 15 at Dover AFB, Major Victor Kyler was awarded the Torch Award (Lt Col John McGaha Memorial Award).

This award is presented by the Cadet of the Year to the senior member who they feel  provided the most mentorship and guidance in their growth as a cadet. Major Kyler, who serves as the Commander of the Delaware Air National Guard Cadet Squadron, has won this award three years in a row.

On behalf of the members of the Middletown Cadet Squadron, we congratulate you on a job well done Sir !

29 March 2015

MCS Cadet Earns NCO OTY Award

Congratulations to C/2d Lt Jessalyn Lierenz for being nominated and winning the Delaware Wing's Non-commissioned Officer of the Year award. The award was presented during the 2015 DEWG Conference & Banquet by Delaware Wing Commander Colonel Moyer and the Civil Air Patrol National Commander Major General Vasquez.

From left to right: Col Moyer, C/2d Lt Lierenz, and Maj. Gen Vasquez.

25 March 2015

Former Cadet Commander Visits MCS

C4C Chris Mahoney of the United States Air Force Academy visits cadets and senior members of MCS. C4C Mahoney, who also happens to be MCS's former Cadet Commander, talked about his experiences at the USAFA, setting goals, and overcoming obstacles.

It was great seeing him and hearing his stories. It was also a great moment when he stated that CAP played a key part in his preparation for academy life. Oh, and the cupcakes rocked too (thanks LT !)

C4C Mahoney addressing MCS cadets

18 March 2015

Cadets Tour Delaware Air National Guard Base

Cadets from the Middletown, DANG, and North Chesapeake Cadet Squadrons spent some memorable time visiting the Air National Guard Base in New Castle, DE. Cadets and seniors met with ANG personal from various fields to discuss opportunities and the daily routines of their jobs. Afterwards, they toured a C-130H. 

A special thanks to 1st Lt Ken Parsons for scheduling this all and to the members of the Delaware Air National Guard. Thank You !!!

MCS Cadets (Photo courtesy of C/Capt McLaughlin)

Cadets from NC, DANG, and MCS (Photo courtesy of Major Kyler)

15 March 2015

Cadet Earns the Wright Brothers Award

On 10 MAR 15, C/SrA Kevin O'Shaughnessy was promoted to the rank of C/SSgt. C/SSgt O'Shaughnessy earned the award by successfully passing a comprehensive test regarding CAP Leadership. This award is a milestone award and signifies a cadet entering the NCO corps. Congratulations cadet !!!

C/SSgt Kevin O'Shaughnessy