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)

15 December 2016

2016 Year End Awards

Congratulations to all of our award winners for 2016. What a great year for the squadron and our members.

Cadet of the Year - Justin Desrosiers, C/Col, CAP
Junior Officer of the Year - Jessalyn Lierenz, C/Capt, CAP
NCO of the Year - Noure Sydney, C/SMSgt, CAP
Senior Member of the Year - Rick Desrosiers, Capt, CAP
Future Leader Award - Trey Ketzner, C/MSgt, CAP
Great Start Award - Will Jackson, C/A1C, CAP

12 December 2016

MCS Cadet Earns Carl A. Spaatz Award

Congratulations to C/Col Justin Desrosiers for completing all requirements to earn the prestigious General Carl A. Spaatz Award and being promoted to the grade of Cadet Colonel effective immediately. He is only the 35th Delawarean cadet and one of the 2,076 nationally who have earned this award since 1964.

It is presented to cadets who
have demonstrated excellence in leadership, character, fitness, and aerospace education. Cadets qualify for this prestigious award after devoting an average of five years to progress through sixteen achievements in the CAP Cadet Program. Along the way they develop self-discipline, a strong sense of personal responsibility, the ability to lead and persuade, and the foundation necessary for pursuing a career in aviation, space, or technology. The final step a cadet must complete to earn the Spaatz Award is a rigorous four-part exam consisting of a challenging physical fitness test, an essay exam testing their moral reasoning, a comprehensive written exam on leadership, and a comprehensive written exam on aerospace education. Upon passing the Spaatz Award exams, the cadet is promoted to the grade of Cadet Colonel.

Congratulations C/Col Justin Desrosiers

12 September 2016

Squadron Recognized with the Quality Cadet Unit Award

Congratulations to all of the cadets and senior members of the Middletown Cadet Squadron. Your hard work, dedication, and excellence have been noticed. The squadron has officially been awarded the 2015-2016 Quality Cadet Unit Award by the National Headquarters of the Civil Air Patrol. A job well done.

Let us also congratulate our peer squadrons; the Eagle Cadet Squadron and the Delaware Air National Guard Squadron for also winning the award.

31 August 2016

WAA Fundraising Begins

Thank you to the cadets and seniors that started off our annual Wreaths Across America fundraiser. It was a very successful day. Not only are your efforts helping out your fellow cadets by raising money for squadron functions, but more importantly your helping to raise funds and awareness about an outstanding organization. 

It is through WAA that we recognize our fallen heroes each December by laying wreaths at their headstones. 

03 July 2016

Encampment Graduates

Congratulations to Middletown Cadet Squadron's 2016 Tri-Wing Encampment Graduates.

Back Row L-R: C/Capt Lierenz (Cadre), C/A1C Jones (Student), C/SSgt Dowdy (Student), C/A1C Jones (Student), and C/SSgt Sydney (Student). Front Row L-R: C/A1C Jackson, C/SrA Pedraza, C/A1C Ferguson, and C/SSgt Ketzner

02 July 2016

Tri-Wing Encampment Graduates

On 26 JUNE 16, eight cadets from Middletown Cadet Squadron embarked on a journey - a journey within the Civil Air Patrol called Encampment. The Tri-Wing Encampment was held at the Edgewood Area at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Aberdeen, Maryland. 

Encampment showcases the Cadet Program’s regimented, military-like training model in a positive, age-appropriate manner consistent with CAP and Air Force traditions. Encampments operate at a higher level of intensity in respect to the military aspects of cadet life than virtually any other cadet activity, short of some of the premiere NCSAs. The strictness, rigor, sense of urgency, and overall expectations of military bearing are markedly more challenging at encampment. 

Congratulations to MCS cadets on completing the 2016 Tri-Wing Encampment and graduating on 3 JUL 16. 

(photos courtesy of PA Tri-Wing Encampment)

Bravo Flight: C/A1C Ferguson

Charlie Flight: C/SSgt Sydney and C/A1C Jones

Delta Flight: C/SSgt Ketzner

Echo Flight: C/SrA Pedraza

Foxtrot Flight: C/A1C Jackson

Golf Flight: C/SSgt Dowdy

Hotel Flight: C/A1C Jones

Bravo Flight Graduate: C/A1C Ferguson

Charlie Flight Graduates: C/SSgt Sydney and C/A1C Jones

Delta Flight Graduate: C/SSgt Ketzner

Echo Flight Graduate: C/SrA Pedraza

Foxtrot Flight Graduate: C/A1C Jackson

Golf Flight Graduate: C/SSgt Dowdy


 Hotel Flight Graduate: C/A1C Jones


11 May 2016

Congratulations to MCS Award Winners

On Saturday, 7 MAY 16, during a Delaware Wing Luncheon held that the Air Mobility Museum at Dover AFB, three members of MCS came away with DEWG-Level awards.

Congratulations to Captain Dave Bennett who won the 2015 Torch/McGaha Award, C/Col Michael McLaughlin who walked away with the 2015 DEWG Cadet of the Year, and to C/Maj Justin Desrosiers who was awarded the 2015 DEWG Junior Officer of the Year.

Job well done !

L to R: Captain Dave Bennett, C/Col Michael McLaughlin, and C/Maj Justin Desrosiers

21 April 2016

2016 Q1 Cadet of the Quarter

Congratulations to C/A1C Trey Ketzner for being awarded the 2016 Q1 Cadet of the Quarter. A job well done and well deserved.

From L to R: C/Col McLaughlin, C/A1C Ketzner, and Capt. Desrosiers

Cadets and a Senior Member Promote

Congratulations to our cadets and seniors that recently promoted. Job well done.

2d Lt J. Hamm

C/SrA D. Dowdy

C/A1C J. Pedraza

C/A1C J. Garone