Georgia Wing Civil Air Patrol
The Georgia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary
|United States Air Force|
|Commander||Col Andrea Van Buren|
|Vice Commander||Lt Col Jeff O'Hara|
|Statistics as of 14 April 2015|
Georgia Wing is abbreviated as "GAWG", and is often referred to by its members as "GA Wing".
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Below the Wing level, Georgia is divided into Groups. Each Group conducts its own training and programs, as well as participating in larger scale training and events with the rest of Georgia Wing, Southeast Region, and National CAP organizations (e.g. professional development classes, emergency services training classes and exercises, cadet flight orientation events, and cadet and senior aerospace and leadership training events).
Underneath each Group are numerous squadrons. Squadrons are the local level of organization, and squadrons typically meet weekly to conduct training. There are three types of Civil Air Patrol squadrons. A cadet squadron focus primarily on providing training and education (leadership, character development, aerospace education, and emergency services training) for cadets. A senior squadron is a unit dedicated to allowing senior members to focus on CAP's missions. Composite squadrons have both cadets and senior members working together.
Groups and Squadrons
Group I is responsible for operations in and around Northwest Metro Atlanta.
|SER-GA-118||Group 1 Headquarters||Headquarters|
|SER-GA-003||Atlanta Senior Squadron #1||Senior|
|SER-GA-045||Sandy Springs Cadet Squadron||Cadet|
|SER-GA-065||DeKalb County Cadet Squadron||Cadet|
|SER-GA-090||Cobb County Composite Squadron||Composite|
|SER-GA-129||Bartow-Etowah Composite Squadron||Composite|
|SER-GA-130||PDK Senior Squadron||Senior|
|SER-GA-454||Marietta Air Museum Cadet Squadron||Cadet|
Group 2 operates around Northeastern Metro Atlanta.
|SER-GA-119||Group 2 Headquarters||Headquarters|
|SER-GA-112||Gwinnett Composite Squadron||Composite|
|SER-GA-142||Walton County Composite Squadron||Composite|
|SER-GA-156||Barrow-Jackson Composite Squadron||Composite|
|SER-GA-157||Newton County Composite Squadron||Composite|
|SER-GA-452||Clarke County Composite Squadron||Composite|
|SER-GA-815||Rockdale County Cadet Squadron Conyers Middle School||Cadet|
Group 3 operates in the Central Georgia area.
|SER-GA-121||Group 3 Headquarters||Headquarters|
|SER-GA-002||Albany Composite Squadron||Composite|
|SER-GA-014||Griffin Composite Squadron||Composite|
|SER-GA-033||Middle Georgia Senior Squadron||Senior|
|SER-GA-808||Central Fellowship Christian Academy Cadet Squadron||Cadet|
|SER-GA-813||Creekside Christian Academy Cadet Squadron||Cadet|
Group 4 conducts operations in the East Georgia area.
|SER-GA-122||Group 4 Headquarters||Headquarters|
|SER-GA-069||Augusta Composite Squadron||Composite|
|SER-GA-072||Brunswick Senior Squadron||Senior|
|SER-GA-075||Savannah Composite Squadron||Composite|
|SER-GA-143||Douglas Cadet Squadron||Cadet|
|SER-GA-451||Statesboro Composite Squadron||Composite|
|SER-GA-454||Effingham Cadet Squadron||Cadet|
Group 5 conducts operations in the North Georgia area.
|SER-GA-123||Group 5 Headquarters||Headquarters|
|SER-GA-152||North Georgia Composite Squadron||Composite|
|SER-GA-160||Gainesville Composite Squadron||Composite|
|SER-GA-447||Dahlonega Senior Squadron||Senior|
|SER-GA-506||Currahee Composite Squadron||Composite|
|SER-GA-507||Ellijay Composite Squadron||Composite|
Group 6 conducts operations in the Western Georgia area.
|SER-GA-124||Group 6 Headquarters||Headquarters|
|SER-GA-098||Columbus Composite Squadron||Composite|
|SER-GA-109||Fulton Composite Squadron||Composite|
|SER-GA-116||Peachtree City-Falcon Field Composite Squadron||Composite|
|SER-GA-153||West GA Composite Squadron||Composite|
|SER-GA-154||Sweetwater Cadet Squadron||Cadet|
Georgia Wing conducts a number of schools to support its three main missions (Emergency Services, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs). These schools provide instruction and hands on experience to members in a variety of areas, ranging from aviation to search and rescue.
See http://www.ncsas.com/ for more information on post-Encampment special activity events.
Encampment This school is normally a week-long in-residence training program for cadets age 12-20, supervised by trained adult Cadet Programs Officers with USAF oversight. The encampment teaches basic cadets the fundamentals of followership and discipline in a fun environment that is both academic and applied, with hands on events. This course is typically held on a local military base (see CAPR 52-16, Chapter 9 for more detail) and typical activities may include supervised rappelling, orientation flights in military aircraft, tours of base units and facilities, etc. Encampment is NOT basic training; per CAPR 52-16 Ch.9, prospective encampment attendees must first complete promotion requirements for their first stripe (Curry Award) at their home unit, inclusive of passing physical fitness run/pushup/sit up/sit and reach standards, their first Leadership test, must have memorized the Cadet Oath, and must pass inspection for wear and grooming standards in both the USAF Blues and BDU uniform combinations. Encampment IS intended to provide cadets with a taste of military life (typically with military style accommodations, food, and formations) intended to foster leadership growth and personal development in a positive, military style advanced training environment. Encampment completion is required for promotion to Cadet Officer and is also the required gateway activity to qualify cadets to then attend National Special Activities (below). For more information, see http://capmembers.com/cadet_programs/activities/encampments.cfm
- Region Cadet Leadership School
RCLS is also a typically week-long course, offered for cadets in the grade of C/CMSGT and above per CAPR 52-16 (Section 8-7). RCLS is similar to Air Force ROTC's Field Training program, focusing on developing advanced cadets' leadership potential as indirect (officer role) leaders as opposed to direct (enlisted/NCO) leaders. This course involves both classroom instruction and applied leadership skills. and may be held within Georgia Wing or within a neighboring Wing of the Southeast Region.
- Glider Flight Encampment
Glider Flight Encampments are held throughout the nation, and instruct cadets in the principles of flight, culminating in several rides with qualified instructors in an unpowered glider.
- Powered Flight Encampment
Powered Flight Encampments instruct cadets in the basics of aviation. Cadets learn about ground and air procedures, as well as fly in CAP owned Cessna 172s and 182s. Cadets that do well during the program may earn their solo wings.
- Squadron Leadership School
Squadrons are the local unit of Civil Air Patrol, and this course covers material related to the successful operation of a Civil Air Patrol squadron.
- Postal address
- Hours of Operation
Georgia Wing Headquarters is normally staffed between 0830 to 1700 Local time on business days, and occasionally on weekends and other times as required.
- Official Website