Dutchess County Cadet Squadron

Dutchess County Cadet Squadron Dutchess County Cadet Squadron of Southeast Group (SEG), of New York Wing Meetings: Every Monday Night, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm (1830 hrs - 2100 hrs)
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. 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.
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While there are many youth oriented programs in America today, CAP's cadet program is unique in that it uses aviation as a cornerstone. Thousands of young people from 12 years through age 21 are introduced to aviation through CAP's cadet program. The program allows young people to progress at their own pace through a 16-step program including aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership. Cadets compete for academic scholarships to further their studies in fields such as engineering, science, aircraft mechanics, aerospace medicine, meteorology, as well as many others. Those cadets who earn cadet officer status may enter the Air Force as an E3 (airman first class) rather than an E1 (airman basic). Whatever your interests-survival training, search and rescue, cyber security, flight training, photography, astronomy-there's a place for you in CAP's cadet program. Each year, cadets have the opportunity to participate in special activities at the local, state, regional or national level. Many cadets will have the opportunity to solo fly an airplane for the first time through a flight encampment or academy. Others will enjoy traveling abroad through the International Air Cadet Exchange Program. Still others assist at major air shows throughout the nation.

Mission: The Three Missions of Civil Air Patrol 1) Cadet Programs 2) Aerospace Education 3) Emergency Services

Remodeling our hanger/building.  Built in the mid-1980's - it is in desperate need of help.  :-)
01/04/2020

Remodeling our hanger/building. Built in the mid-1980's - it is in desperate need of help. :-)

Remodeling our hanger/building. Built in the mid-1980's - it is in desperate need of help. :-)

Remodeling our hanger/building.  Built in the mid-1980's - it is in desperate need of help.  :-)
01/02/2020

Remodeling our hanger/building. Built in the mid-1980's - it is in desperate need of help. :-)

Remodeling our hanger/building. Built in the mid-1980's - it is in desperate need of help. :-)

Remodeling our hanger/building.  Built in the mid-1980's - it is in desperate need of help.  :-)
12/31/2019

Remodeling our hanger/building. Built in the mid-1980's - it is in desperate need of help. :-)

Remodeling our hanger/building. Built in the mid-1980's - it is in desperate need of help. :-)

Remodeling our hanger/building.  Built in the mid-1980's - it is in desperate need of help.  :-)
12/28/2019

Remodeling our hanger/building. Built in the mid-1980's - it is in desperate need of help. :-)

Remodeling our hanger/building. Built in the mid-1980's - it is in desperate need of help. :-)

It’s an annual holiday tradition for Civil Air Patrol – an opportunity to ceremoniously place fresh balsam remembrance w...
12/17/2019

It’s an annual holiday tradition for Civil Air Patrol – an opportunity to ceremoniously place fresh balsam remembrance wreaths from Maine on the gravesites of U.S. military veterans as a tribute to their service and sacrifice.

Saturday, in observance of Wreaths Across America, CAP senior members and cadets will join other volunteers nationwide in honoring the nation’s fallen.

“We’re extremely proud to be a major partner with Wreaths Across America,” said Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, CAP national commander and CEO. “The initiative is a heartfelt way to remember, honor and teach others about our heroes — goals that mirror CAP’s devotion.

“We are truly honored to be a part of it.”

Last year, grateful Americans placed 1.8 million wreaths at 1,640 national cemeteries and war memorials — from Hawaii's Punchbowl to snow-covered sites in the upper Midwest to a Civil War battlefield in Georgia to the poppy fields of Normandy, France.

At Arlington National Cemetery, where Wreaths Across America began in 2007, nearly 60,000 rain-soaked volunteers placed 253,000 wreaths, enough to cover the marble headstones of every hero buried there.

On Saturday, those gestures will be repeated and likely surpassed at national cemeteries and war memorials across the country and even abroad.

Smith will represent Civil Air Patrol at Arlington National Cemetery, where he will place a wreath at the CAP Memorial. He will be accompanied by members of CAP’s Mid-Atlantic Region.

Thousands of other service-minded CAP members will also be involved in hundreds of other national cemeteries and memorials, placing wreaths purchased by members of the community, presenting the colors, conducting ceremonies and delivering orations.

Over 400 CAP squadrons from each of CAP’s 52 wings as well as some overseas CAP units are participating this year.

“Our members are a show of force on this special day,” Smith said. “They mark the day with all the pomp, circumstance and patriotism befitting such a tribute.”

More information is available at http://DutchessCountyCadetSquadron.org/wreaths-across-america.html

Lt Col Wooley was an amazing leader with a great sense of humor.  He was my mentor and my friend – I am still in shock a...
12/05/2019

Lt Col Wooley was an amazing leader with a great sense of humor. He was my mentor and my friend – I am still in shock and my heart is broken. He cared deeply about his family, those he worked with and the cadets. Those in our squadron that knew him, know that people like Lt Col Wooley, are far and few between, and the world has lost a very special person.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved, dedicated, and well-respected South Eastern Group Commander, Lt Col Joseph Wooley. While no additional information was provided regarding his sudden passing, we all await the service details and will share once available.

Lt Col Wooley leaves an incredible legacy behind. He served during Vietnam as a Sergeant in the USAF, was active as a Colonel in the NY Guard and activated after the 9/11 attacks, and served his community, state and Nation in CAP for over 31 years. He was a huge advocate of the Cadet Program and, never forgetting his pilots, is credited with the success and new path of SEG from when he assumed command in 2013. So much so, that his tenure was extended by NER CC Col Jack Ozer through 2023.

There will be big shoes to follow. For now, we are grieving his loss.

RIP Sir! Remember that the sky is just a bar, not the limit! we will never forget your laugh, your jokes, your "look"... YOU! We are better volunteers because of you; you have impacted so many lives... a piece of us all went with you.

#TYFYS
#CAPNEWS #CIVILAIRPATROL #USAF #NYGUARD #NYWGCIVILAIRPATROL

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Cyber security class tonight.  Thank you for teaching C/TSgt Meza!!!!
10/24/2019

Cyber security class tonight. Thank you for teaching C/TSgt Meza!!!!

Celebrating C/SSgt Manuel's birthday at cyber security training this past Thursday.  Happy Birthday Cadet Manuel!!!
10/12/2019

Celebrating C/SSgt Manuel's birthday at cyber security training this past Thursday. Happy Birthday Cadet Manuel!!!

Fall Open House/Family Night - 2019
10/08/2019

Fall Open House/Family Night - 2019

A great turn out for our Fall Open House/Family Night. Sharing information about Civil Air Patrol and presenting awards and promotions to our cadets and senior officers.

Our annual fall Open House and Family night is coming up on October 7th.
09/23/2019

Our annual fall Open House and Family night is coming up on October 7th.

Excellent job!!!  Dutchess County Cadet Squadron Color Guard presenting the colors for the opening of the 35th Dutchess ...
09/16/2019

Excellent job!!! Dutchess County Cadet Squadron Color Guard presenting the colors for the opening of the 35th Dutchess County Classic - Sunday, September 15.

Capt Nathaniel Tartter getting some Redbird time with Major Art Luman in the Civil Air Patrol RedBird.  Did some VFR fly...
08/17/2019

Capt Nathaniel Tartter getting some Redbird time with Major Art Luman in the Civil Air Patrol RedBird. Did some VFR flying, but also getting to try IFR. Not easy!!! 😊

One of many wonderful NCSAs that our cadets can attend!
08/08/2019

One of many wonderful NCSAs that our cadets can attend!

New to the Course for 2019, Cadets participate in a simulated SpaceX Falcon 9 launch and landing, at NASA’s hanger AE. Each Cadet had a launch control position and was an integral part of the simulated launch team.

Cybersecurity class this evening.  ❤
07/11/2019

Cybersecurity class this evening. ❤

Kieran Michael Lalor
06/06/2019

Kieran Michael Lalor

Please join the Dutchess County Cadet Squadron and I tomorrow as we honor local WWII veterans at the 75th Anniversary of D-Day: Salute to World War II Veterans. All are welcome!

Civil Air Patrol assists during crisis
05/22/2019
Civil Air Patrol assists during crisis

Civil Air Patrol assists during crisis

One of the world’s largest fleets of single-engine, piston-powered aircraft — 550 in total — belongs to Civil Air Patrol. More than 500 are Cessna aircraft, used by CAP to save lives, provide disaster relief and emergency services, perform aerial photography reconnaissance and assist with mili...

Our squadron Color Guard was incredibly honored to be a part of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office's annual Memorial C...
05/16/2019

Our squadron Color Guard was incredibly honored to be a part of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office's annual Memorial Ceremony today at the new Law Enforcement Center at 108 Parker Avenue. It is a moving tribute during National Police Week to honor and remember all those who protect and serve and those who have given their lives in the line of duty.

Our squadron Color Guard was incredibly honored to be a part of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office's annual Memorial Ceremony today at the new Law Enforcement Center at 108 Parker Avenue. It is a moving tribute during National Police Week to honor and remember all those who protect and serve and those who have given their lives in the line of duty.

05/01/2019
Gen. David L. Goldfein

In recognition of our Air Force aviators...

Today’s Air Force is the best in the world and the reason is obvious -- our people. Pure and simple.

It’s no secret, a life of service can be hard and demanding – yet, our Airmen demonstrate an unrivaled dedication and inspiring willingness to serve. That’s why it’s important to recognize – publicly and often – the incredible work that is done every day, everywhere across the Air Force.

Capturing that work, that attitude and the people behind it, is the focus of a new series of short films called “Because of You.” The first is about aviators, another looks at the lives and work of our maintainers, and there will be others to follow.

Taken together, the films highlight the skill and professionalism our Airmen bring to the job each day. These are the Air Force’s defining characteristics, our core values, our ethos – and what drives the Air Force to impressive heights.

Col Patanelli is an inspiration to me.  At the age of 95 the Commander of the Colonel Johnnie Pantanelli Composite Squad...
04/30/2019

Col Patanelli is an inspiration to me. At the age of 95 the Commander of the Colonel Johnnie Pantanelli Composite Squadron in Katonah NY, and member of CAP since 1944, is out on the dance floor with the cadets.

95-year old Col. Patanelli ripping up the dance floor at the wing conference banquet!
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#civilairpatrol #75years #90yearsyoung #dancing #banquet #dontstoptheparty

Took five of our cadets down to HPN to help with the Girl Scout Aviation Day event set up at Million Air (at the Westche...
02/05/2019

Took five of our cadets down to HPN to help with the Girl Scout Aviation Day event set up at Million Air (at the Westchester Airport) by the Ninety Nines. A great time was had by all, in spite of the negative temperatures in the very early morning. Saturday, 2 February 2019.

We placed over 600 wreaths on the graves of veterans following the Wreaths Across America Ceremony at St. Denis Cemetery...
12/15/2018

We placed over 600 wreaths on the graves of veterans following the Wreaths Across America Ceremony at St. Denis Cemetery in Hopewell today. Thank you to everyone that sponsored wreaths and to all that came out to the ceremony.

Wreaths Across America 2018.  We will be holding our 9th annual Wreaths Across America ceremony to honor and remember ou...
12/10/2018

Wreaths Across America 2018.
We will be holding our 9th annual Wreaths Across America ceremony to honor and remember our veterans, at the St. Denis Cemetery in Hopewell Junction this coming Saturday, December 15th, at 10 am.

13 Oct 2018 - Building Estes Wizard rockets on Saturday morning.
10/17/2018

13 Oct 2018 - Building Estes Wizard rockets on Saturday morning.

08/30/2018

They are off into the wild blue yonder!

Cadets Frankel and Lawrence getting ready to head out on their first Orientation Flight!!
08/30/2018

Cadets Frankel and Lawrence getting ready to head out on their first Orientation Flight!!

C/MSgt Eric Waters, and all others, at Glider Academy (NCSA) in Springfield VT
08/01/2018

C/MSgt Eric Waters, and all others, at Glider Academy (NCSA) in Springfield VT

What an amazing opportunity for C/MSgt Eric Waters!!!!
08/01/2018

What an amazing opportunity for C/MSgt Eric Waters!!!!

Just another day at Glider Academy- doing oflights with the P-51!

5th Annual D-Day and WWII Veteran Commemoration on June 6th.  Hosted by Assemblyman Kieran Lalor at Freedom Park in Lagr...
06/27/2018

5th Annual D-Day and WWII Veteran Commemoration on June 6th. Hosted by Assemblyman Kieran Lalor at Freedom Park in Lagrange, to remember the 74th anniversary of D-Day and honor the veterans from WWII.

5th Annual D-Day and WWII Veteran Commemoration on June 6th. Hosted by Assemblyman Kieran Lalor at Freedom Park in Lagrange, to remember the 74th anniversary of D-Day and honor the veterans from WWII.

Recruiting today at the LaGrange Community Day.  Some of the cadets on the climbing wall.
06/16/2018

Recruiting today at the LaGrange Community Day. Some of the cadets on the climbing wall.

We will be parking tomorrow for the 2nd Annual Run For Heroes.  Proud to be helping with this event.
06/08/2018

We will be parking tomorrow for the 2nd Annual Run For Heroes. Proud to be helping with this event.

Come and see us!
06/02/2018

Come and see us!

Two more weeks of our clothing drive. A great opportunity to clean out clothes, toys, bedding and more, AND help our squ...
05/11/2018

Two more weeks of our clothing drive. A great opportunity to clean out clothes, toys, bedding and more, AND help our squadron at the same time.

All are invited!!!! OPEN HOUSE/Information night for the Dutchess County Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is this ...
04/30/2018

All are invited!!!! OPEN HOUSE/Information night for the Dutchess County Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is this coming Monday evening, May 7 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. This is a wonderful youth program for ages 12 to 20 teaching leadership, integrity and character development. We also focus on aerospace, STEM, emergency services and community service.

Monday night was PT night and the weather was perfect, so we played volleyball.   :-)
04/26/2018

Monday night was PT night and the weather was perfect, so we played volleyball. :-)

Very pleased and proud that our squadron, once again, will be helping at the the Run for Heroes event on Saturday, June ...
03/31/2018

Very pleased and proud that our squadron, once again, will be helping at the the Run for Heroes event on Saturday, June 9th. The kick off press conference was this past week.

Almost done building our quadcopters.  :-)
02/16/2018

Almost done building our quadcopters. :-)

Love the new CAP website!  Everything in one place, easy to find information, clean look and great layout.
01/31/2018
New CAP Website Launched Today

Love the new CAP website! Everything in one place, easy to find information, clean look and great layout.

An upgraded Civil Air Patrol website went live today — www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com. The newly designed website folds four CAP sites into one, making the original GoCivilAirPatrol.com much more user-friendly for both existing members as well as prospective new members. “Upgrading CAP’s websites ha...

Thor Solberg's airport in NJ is where we take our cadets for their glider orientation flights.  They have always been gr...
12/29/2017
N.J. airport owner, aviation advocate Thor Solberg Jr. dies at 74

Thor Solberg's airport in NJ is where we take our cadets for their glider orientation flights. They have always been great to CAP. "Thor Solberg taught people to fly, crusaded for aviation issues and fought officials who tried to take the airport using eminent domain."

http://www.nj.com/hunterdon/index.ssf/2017/12/airport_owner_aviation_advocate_thor_solberg_jr_pa.html

Solberg was a retired airline pilot who taught flying lessons, and fought to keep his family's Hunterdon County airstrip

Wreaths Across America 2017
12/17/2017

Wreaths Across America 2017

10 things you don’t know about the Civil Air Patrol
12/04/2017
10 things you don’t know about the Civil Air Patrol

10 things you don’t know about the Civil Air Patrol

When the government’s fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2017, the Civil Air Patrol hit a milestone, flying 100,000 flying hours for the second year in a row. In fiscal 2016, CAP flew 104,525 hours — the …

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87 Citation Dr
Wappingers Falls, NY
12590

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Meetings: Every Monday Night, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm (1830-2100) 1st Monday of the Month: Cadets wear Blues(Dress Clothes) / Character Development 2nd Monday of the Month: Cadets wear BDU's / Aerospace Education 3rd Monday of the Month: Cadets wear BDU's / Emergency Services 4th Monday: Cadets wear exercise clothing(i.e. gym clothes) / Physical Training *Rare* 5th Monday: Cadets wear Civilian Clothing / Team Building Exercises or Family Fun

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Monday 18:00 - 21:00

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(914) 204-4309

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