Cadets working on drill training and radio operations this evening.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, and an active part of the U.S. Air Fo Air Force.
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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. Three primary mission areas were set forth at that time: aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services. THE CORPORATION
• Is classified as a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation.
• Operates as the all-volunteer civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force when performing services for the federal government.
• Includes eight geographic regions consisting of 52 wings (the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia).
• Has nearly 1,500 squadrons, and more than 60,000 volunteer cadet and adult members nationwide.
• Provides opportunities for members to serve the community, participate in resident and/or distance learning leadership development training and acquire new skills to benefit personal and professional growth.
• Operates one of the largest fleets of single-engine piston aircraft in the world, with 550 currently in the fleet.
• Flies approximately 112,000 hours annually.
• Maintains a fleet of more than 900 emergency service vehicles for training and mission support.
• Provides support to cadets and adult members through more than 550 chaplains.
• Supports members with about 100 corporate staff at CAP National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
-Southtowns Cadet Squadron: NER-NY-020
Cadets working on drill training and radio operations this evening.
Seems about right…
Artemis is the name of NASA's program to return astronauts to the lunar surface. We are going forward to the Moon to stay.
The Southtowns Cadet Squadron is extremely proud to report that TWO of our cadets have been accepted into United States Military Academies.
C/Lt. Col Victor Wong will be attending the U.S. Air Force Academy and C/Lt. Col Connor Gleason will be attending the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Both cadets earned their private pilot’s licenses while members of the Civil Air Patrol. Congratulations to you both, your hard work has certainly paid off!!!
The Civil Air Patrol is an Air Force auxiliary made of volunteer civilian pilots with a Congressionally-mandated mission.
Cadets went on a trip to the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport today. Curtiss, a native to the Steuben County town, is widely recognized as the “Father of Naval Aviation”. He was the innovator of sea planes, tandem controls, and retractable landing gears among other things. The J4 “Jenny” model was instrumental in training pilots for WWI, and the P40 Warhawk and C46 Commando were instrumental in the allied victory of WWII.
Cadet Maj. Connor Gleason of the Southtowns Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol just earned his private pilots certificate, pictured below in front of the aircraft he piloted on his check ride.
We celebrate the diversity of all our Civil Air Patrol auxiliary airmen. We are proudly diverse in identity but unified in our shared commitment to the freedom and dignity of all in the communities we serve.
Cadets flying components of the R/C Aircraft STEM Kit. They will be transitioning into powered aircraft with controllable surfaces by the end of summer.
Cadets working with the R/C Aircraft STEM Kit.
Cadets enjoyed the nice weather and practiced drill maneuvers!
Cadets had the opportunity tonight to utilize our RC Aircraft STEM Kit while learning the dynamics of flight.
And here it is: The 2021 Member’s Choice NY Wing Emblem! Can you believe that our very own cadets cooked this up? We think that they artfully captured the essence of our original emblem while offering up a sleek, updated look. Looking forward to wearing this!
We’re halfway through the contest and definitely have a clear front-runner, but which emblem design is it? Vote now if you haven’t already because in a wing of just 2175 potential votes, every vote REALLY counts! Link below:
Submit your vote by Midnight, April 4th!!!
Voting week has begun for the member’s choice contest, the results of which Wing leadership will take into consideration before rendering their final decision. Fittingly, this is the same manner in which our original patch was chosen too! Happy voting at the link below...
Here’s the final entry in the member’s choice patch contest! This one is a more subtle take on the Statue of Liberty: the most iconic symbol synonymous with our state worldwide. Voting begins REALLY early Monday morning at the link below!
Day Four’s patch contender seeks to stay as true as possible to the original patch while also offering up a fresh and updated look. You can read more about it at the link below and don’t forget, only one more design to go and then we vote!
Here’s design #3 - This one signifies our State’s commitment to the pursuit of justice and is also an homage to the birth of the U.S. Supreme Court right here in NY. Read more at the link below!
Day number two and here’s the second patch design for you to think about! Read more at the the link below about what each element signifies and of course share with your friends and let us know what you think!
Here’s the first of five new patch designs that will be landing every day this week... Read more about this design at the link below and be sure to pass it around and discuss. Voting starts next week!
Happy Birthday to our Squadron Commander 1st Lt Brendan Lindahl!!!
Big changes coming soon.... Check back for more details!
The Space Force is surveying its members about the rank insignia designs they'd like to affix to their shirt and jacket sleeves.
Crew-2, we are ready for you!
On Mon., March 1, we'll highlight the second crew rotation flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft with astronauts to the International Space Station! Tune in for the latest on NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission beginning at 12:30 p.m. EST: https://go.nasa.gov/3aINlNy
59 of those members were from the Western New York Group, great job everyone!!!
We just looked up some stats for the last year and would like to congratulate those of our members that took part in this historic effort!
We think you just might have a special ribbon w/device coming...
Link for the Northeast Region Cadet Leadership School enrollment.
WHAT IS RCLS?
This would be an excellent historic event to watch. All sorts of STEM technology went into this.
"If there's one thing we know, it's that landing on Mars is never easy," NASA Associate Administrator for Communications Marc Etkind said.
TAK Composite is having their first open house EVER, and it’s VIRTUAL which of course means you can attend w/o even leaving your couch! Let’s blow up their zoom call on Feb 26th!
Here’s a quick update on Jeff Luke’s condition...
UPDATE: Once laying his beautiful wife to rest, Jeffrey Luke of the Southtowns Cadet Squadron suffered a major stroke and after spending a few weeks in the hospital, we are glad to report that he is now home. The entire wing (and beyond) wishes you a speedy recovery, Jeff! 🙏
We would like to acknowledge our newest Cadet 2nd Lieutenant!!!
C/2Lt Aguilar completed his Mitchell Aerospace test this evening and is our newest officer.
Congratulations on this milestone, your hard work and dedication have earned you this grade!!!
Might be interesting if anyone is available to watch.
with Tim Neff and Michael Kraus
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Major Jeff Luke on the passing of his wife, Captain Sarah Luke.
Captain Luke was a dedicated member of Southtowns, and will be greatly missed by all.
We ask that you please keep the Luke family in your thoughts and prayers this holiday season as they cope with this terrible loss.
Welcome to Launch Day 🚀
live coverage on www.nasa.gov/live starts at 3:15 p.m. EST. Liftoff is at 7:27 p.m. EST.
The latest weather forecast stands at 50% favorable for NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station.
Ask us about many Cadet opportunities!
Cadets working on their airplanes this evening. They are learning about aviation history, key components of aircraft design, and how to read technical drawings. All part of the CAP focus on STEM education.
Meeting Location: 4263 Saint Francis Drive
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