Missouri Wing Civil Air Patrol

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Missouri Wing Civil Air Patrol
Missouri Wing Civil Air Patrol logo.jpeg
The Missouri 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 Colonel John O'Neill
Vice Commander US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Steve Aubuchon
Current statistics
Squadrons 28
Cadets 366
Seniors 601
Total Membership 967
Statistics as of 2016[1]

The Missouri Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Missouri. Missouri Wing headquarters are located in Whiteman Air Force Base.[2] The Missouri Wing consists of over 1,000 cadet and adult members at over 28 locations across the state of Missouri.[3]

Mission[edit]

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

Emergency services[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol performs search and rescue missions, directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base. The Civil Air Patrol provides air and ground transportation and an extensive communications network during disaster relief efforts, and conducts aerial photography of damaged areas after natural disasters. The CAP provides Air Force support, including light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route survey. The CAP also provides assistance in counter-drug operations.[5]

Cadet programs[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol provides a program for cadets aged 12 to 21, which is conducted as a 16-step program including aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.[6]

Aerospace education[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol offers aerospace education for CAP members and the general public by providing training to CAP cadets, and offering workshops for youth throughout the nation through schools and public aviation events.[7]

Organization[edit]

Master Sgt. William Sander, 509th Comptroller Squadron financial services superintendent, measures a Missouri Wing Civil Air Patrol cadet's, sit-and-reach physical assessment.
The Sedalia Cadet Squadron's location in Clinton, Missouri.
Master Sgt. William Sander records the run times of two CAP cadets.
Squadrons of the Missouri Wing[8][9]
Group Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
MO999 Missouri State Legislative Squadron Fenton
Group 1 MO023 Harry S. Truman Composite Squadron Independence
MO036 Pony Express Composite Squadron Saint Joseph
MO126 Lee Summit Composite Squadron Lee Summit
MO129 Kansas City-Charles R. Long Senior Squadron Parkville
MO140 Platte Valley Composite Squadron St. Peters
MO149 Cass County Composite Squadron Harrisonville
MO159 Grain Valley Composite Squadron Grain Valley
Group 2 MO005 St. Louis Composite Squadron 1 Imperial
MO040 St. Charles Composite Squadron 1 St. Peters
MO084 River City Composite Squadron Pevely
MO089 Northeast Missouri Composite Squadron Hannibal
MO110 Wentzville Composite Squadron Wentzville
MO111 Gateway Senior Squadron House Springs
MO115 Mid Rivers Senior Flight Saint Louis
MO127 Trail of Tears Composite Squadron Jackson
MO144 Pegasus Composite Squadron Saint Peters
MO151 Bootheel Composite Flight Malden
Group 3 MO009 Sedalia Composite Squadron Sedalia
MO018 Central Missouri Composite Squadron Columbia
MO117 Saline County Composite Squadron Marshall
MO119 119th East Central Composite Squadron Saint Clair
MO160 Lake Ozark Regional Composite Squadron Eldon
Group 5 MO070 Springfield Regional Composite Squadron Springfield
MO143 Col Travis Hooker Composite Squadron Joplin
MO147 Table Rock Lake Composite Squadron Kimberling City
MO155 Laclede County Composite Squadron Lebanon
MO153 Fort Leonard Wood Composite Squadron Fort Leonard Wood

Legal protection[edit]

Members of the Civil Air Patrol who are employed by the state of Missouri, or who work for a company with fifty or more employees, are guaranteed under Missouri law a leave of absence in order to respond to emergency missions as a part of the Civil Air Patrol for up to fifteen days per calendar year, or without regard to the length of time when responding to a state or nationally declared emergency in the state of Missouri. The leave is to be granted without loss of time, pay, regular leave, impairment of efficiency rating or of any other rights or benefits to which such an employee would otherwise be entitled.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "eServices, National Headquarters". Civil Air Patrol. , login required
  2. ^ "Missouri Wing Public Affairs Plan" (PDF). Capmembers.com. 12 March 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 Statistics" (PDF). Capmembers.com. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Civil Air Patrol". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Emergency Services". Missouri Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Cadet Programs". Missouri Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Aerospace Education". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Squadrons". Missouri Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Civil Air Patrol Unit Directory" (PDF). Gocivilairpatrol.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "41.1000. Civil air patrol, members who are state employees, leave to be granted — members generally, not subject to discharge from employment due to membership". Missouri General Assembly. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 

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