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)

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


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