Hawaii Wing Civil Air Patrol

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Hawaii Wing Civil Air Patrol
Hawaii Wing CAP logo.png
The Hawaii Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary
Associated branches
United States Air Force
Command staff
Commander US-O6 insignia.svg Col Patrick A Collins
Vice Commander

US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Carswell Ross Jr.

US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Victor Torres
Chief of Staff US-O6 insignia.svg Col Fred Staedel
Current statistics
Squadrons 10
Cadets 350
Seniors 328
Total Membership 678
Statistics as of 2016[1]

The Hawaii Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Hawaii. Hawaii Wing headquarters is located in Honolulu, Hawaii.[2] The Hawaii Wing consists of over 600 cadet and active adult members at over 10 locations across the state of Hawaii.[3]

Mission[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol performs three primary missions: providing emergency services; offering cadet programs for youth; and providing aerospace education for both CAP members and the general public.[4]

Emergency services[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol provides emergency services, including search and rescue and disaster relief missions and assisting in humanitarian aid assignments across the state. The CAP also provides Air Force support through conducting light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys. They also offer support on counter-drug missions with the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, etc.[5] The Hawaii Wing performs tsunami and tropical cyclone warning missions on the ground as well as in the air mounting warning sirens on their Cessna's, as well as urban direction finding.[2]

Cadet programs[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol offers cadet programs for youth aged 12 to 21, which includes a sixteen step program offering training in aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.[6] The Hawaii Wing actively participates in many public events, often volunteering with the help of cadets inside the community. Currently, there is 1 Cadet Squadron located at Maryknoll School in Honolulu.[7]

Aerospace education[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol provides aerospace education by offering training to the members of the CAP, and offering workshops for youth throughout the nation through schools and public aviation events.[8] Furthermore, cadets are offered 10 orientation flights throughout their career within CAP often flying Cessna's and Blanik gliding aircraft.

Organization[edit]

Members of the Hawaii Wing, Civil Air Patrol, confer the "Honorary CAP Membership," to Colonel Giovanni Tuck, 15th Airlift Wing commander.

The Hawaii Wing maintains its headquarters in Honolulu and has 10 squadrons located across the state.[9] Furthermore, the Hawaii Wing Civil Air Patrol is Headquartered near Lagoon Drive off the Eastern end of Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

Squadrons of the Hawaii Wing[9][10]
Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
PCR-HI-077 (77th) St Louis Crusader Composite Squadron Honolulu Saint Louis School
PCR-HI-066 (66th) Hickam Composite Squadron Hickam Air Force Base JBPHH
PCR-HI-078 (78th) Honolulu Senior Squadron Honolulu *no cadets
PCR-HI-073 (73rd) Kauai Composite Squadron Lihue
PCR-HI-060 (60th) Kona Composite Squadron Kailua-Kona
PCR-HI-043 (43rd) Lyman Field Composite Squadron Hilo
PCR-HI-030 (30th) Maryknoll Cadet Squadron Honolulu Maryknoll School
PCR-HI-057 (57th) Maui Composite Squadron Kahului
PCR-HI-075 (75th) West Oahu Composite Squadron Kapolei Barbers Point
PCR-HI-009 (9th) Wheeler Composite Squadron Schofield Barracks Wheeler Army Airfield

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "eServices, National Headquarters". Civil Air Patrol. , login required
  2. ^ a b "Hawaii Wing". Hawaii Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 Statistics" (PDF). Capmembers.com. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Civil Air Patrol". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Emergency Services". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Cadet Programs". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Hawaii Wing Civil Air Patrol – Hawaii Wing Units". www.hiwgcap.org. Retrieved 2017-10-16. 
  8. ^ "Aerospace Education". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Hawaii Wing Units". Hawaii Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Civil Air Patrol Unit Directory" (PDF). Gocivilairpatrol.com. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 

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