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)

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)

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