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)
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.
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.
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
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.