Idaho Wing Civil Air Patrol

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Idaho Wing Civil Air Patrol
Idaho Wing Civil Air Patrol insignia.png
The Idaho 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 George Breshears
Vice Commander US-O4 insignia.svg Maj Anthony Woltz
Chief of Staff US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Laurence Hicks
Current statistics
Squadrons 7
Cadets 208
Seniors 209
Total Membership 417
Statistics as of 2013[1]

The Idaho Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Idaho. Idaho Wing headquarters are located in Blackfoot, Idaho.[2] The Idaho Wing consists of over 400 cadet and adult members at over 7 locations across the state of Idaho.[3]

Mission[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol has three 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 missions, disaster relief operations, humanitarian services, Air Force support missions, and counter-drug operations.[5]

Cadet programs[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol provides a cadet program for youth aged 12 to 21. Cadets train through the 16-step program in skills including aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness, and moral leadership.[5]

Aerospace education[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol provides both internal training for CAP members, and external training for the general public. Internal training is directed at both senior members and cadets. External training through the public is provided through the nation's educational system through workshops provided to students.[5]

Organization[edit]

Idaho Wing Civil Air Patrol students enjoy a base tour at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
Squadrons of the Idaho Wing[6]
Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
ID097 Eagle Rock Composite Squadrons Idaho Falls
ID096 Pocatello Composite Squadron Pocatello
ID069 Joe Engle Composite Squadron Burley
ID049 Twin Falls Composite Squadron Twin Falls
ID073 Boise Composite Squadron Boise
ID015 Nampa Composite Squadron Nampa
ID083 Coeur d’Alene Composite Squadron Hayden Lake
ID071 Jack Layton Composite Squadron Rexburg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "eServices, National Headquarters". Civil Air Patrol. , login required
  2. ^ "Contact Us". Idaho Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "2013 Statistics" (PDF). Capmembers.com. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Civil Air Patrol". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "Our Missions". Idaho Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Squadrons". Idaho Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 

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