Michigan Wing Civil Air Patrol
The Michigan Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary
|United States Air Force|
|Commander||Col Rajesh U. Kothari|
|Vice Commander||Lt Col Eric V. Scott Lt Col Antonio C. Gutierrez|
|Chief of Staff||Lt Col Paul O. Kloehn|
|Statistics as of 2018|
The Michigan Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Michigan. Michigan Wing headquarters are located in Selfridge Air National Guard Base. The Michigan Wing consists of over 1,400 cadet and adult members at over 42 locations across the state of Michigan.
The Civil Air Patrol performs three primary missions: providing emergency services in support of federal, state and local agencies; offering cadet programs for youth; and providing aerospace education for both CAP members and the general public.
The Civil Air Patrol conducts search and rescue missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. The Civil Air Patrol also assists in disaster relief efforts by providing air and ground digital imagery, key personnel transportation, and conducts a national radio communications network. The Civil Air Patrol provides Air Force support, including light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys, and assists in counter-drug missions. Michigan members are trained to NIMS compliance.
The Civil Air Patrol runs a cadet program for youth ages 12-21. Cadets receive orientation flights in small aircraft as part of their overall aerospace education, learn to lead, participate in a variety of national, state and local activities and improve their physical fitness. Michigan cadets meet 2.5 hours per week and one weekend per month on average. They also have opportunities to attend leadership encampments, career academies, and other special activities during the spring and summer.
The Civil Air Patrol offers education for its own members and the general public. Education to the general public is offered by providing workshops for educators and youth throughout the nation through schools and public aviation events. Cadets may attend Flight Academies, Model Rocketry, RC Airplanes, and Orientation Flights in both a Cessna and a glider.
As of 2012, the Michigan Wing has 10 Single-Engine planes and 1 glider. They have 16 Vehicles, mainly 9-10 seat vans split between the squadrons. They have 13 VHF/FM Repeaters and 175 VHF/FM stations, with 27 HF stations.
|MI001||Michigan Wing Headquarters||Selfridge ANGB|
|MI002||Owosso Composite Squadron||Owosso|
|MI007||Livingston Composite Squadron||Howell|
|MI009||Kalamazoo Composite Squadron||Portage|
|MI011||Blue Water Composite Squadron||Shelby Township|
|MI015||Wolverine Composite Flight||Benton Harbor|
|MI022||Copper Country Composite Squadron||Calumet|
|MI036||Sanilac Flight||Cass City|
|MI059||Adrian Composite Squadron||Adrian|
|MI063||Monroe Composite Squadron||Monroe|
|MI068||Sixgate Composite Squadron||Farmington Hills|
|MI073||South Oakland Cadet Squadron||Farmington|
|MI075||Lt Col Keehn Composite Squadron||Flushing|
|MI094||Highpoint Composite Squadron||Cadillac|
|MI096||Bay de Noc Flight||Escanaba|
|MI117||Van Dyke Cadet Squadron||Fraser|
|MI119||Lakeshore 119 Composite Squadron||Muskegon|
|MI131||Traverse City Composite Squadron||Traverse City|
|MI135||Hudsonville Metro Cadet Squadron||Hudsonville|
|MI165||Cass River Composite Squadron||Caro|
|MI176||176th Selfridge Composite Squadron||Selfridge ANGB|
|MI183||Livonia Thunderbolt Composite Squadron||Livonia|
|MI190||Grand Rapids Senior Squadron||Grand Rapids|
|MI192||Bishop Airport Senior Squadron||Flint|
|MI201||Dickinson County Flight||Kingsford|
|MI214||Jackson Composite Squadron||Jackson|
|MI238||Oakland Composite Squadron||Pontiac|
|MI241||Major Joe Koch Memorial Cadet Squadron||Columbiaville|
|MI243||Thunder Bay Flight||Alpena|
|MI248||Kellogg Field Senior Squadron||Battle Creek|
|MI250||Battle Creek Flight||Battle Creek|
|MI257||Scott M. Burgess Composite Squadron||Grand Ledge|
|MI260||Willow Run Composite Squadron||Ypsilanti|
|MI261||Bay City Cadet Squadron||Bay City|
|MI265||Grand Rapids Metro Cadet Squadron||Grand Rapids|
|MI271||Mustang Cadet Squadron||New Hudson|
|MI276||Lapeer Composite Squadron||Attica|
|MI277||Au Sable Valley Cadet Squadron||Cadillac|
|MI610||Gaylord Senior Squadron|
|MI655||Maj Kevin A Adams Memorial Composite Squadron||Ann Arbor|
|MI999||Michigan Wing State Legislative Squadron||Lansing|
Under the Civil Air Patrol Employment Protection Act, employers in the state of Michigan are required by law to grant a leave of absence to their employees who are members of the Civil Air Patrol, when those employees are deployed to an emergency mission. An employer may not discriminate against, discipline, or discharge an employee for being a member of the Civil Air Patrol or for taking a leave of absence to assist in an emergency mission.
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- "Civil Air Patrol Employment Protection Act". Michigan Legislature. 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2017.