Montana Wing Civil Air Patrol

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Montana Wing Civil Air Patrol
Montana Wing Civil Air Patrol logo.png
The Montana 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 C. Warren Vest
Vice Commander US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Bob Schneller
Chief of Staff US-O4 insignia.svg Maj Billy Jackson
Current statistics
Squadrons 11
Cadets 148
Seniors 161
Total Membership 309
Statistics as of April 27, 2017[1]

The Montana Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Montana. Montana Wing headquarters are located on Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana.[2] The Montana Wing consists of more than 300 cadet and adult members across the state of Montana.[3]

Mission[edit]

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees.

CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually.

Civil Air Patrol’s 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies.

Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program.

Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans.

CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans.

Emergency services[edit]

Providing emergency services includes performing search and rescue and disaster relief missions; as well as assisting in humanitarian aid assignments. The CAP also provides Air Force support through conducting light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys. The Civil Air Patrol can also provide support to counter-drug missions.[4]

Cadet programs[edit]

The CAP offers cadet programs for youth aged 12 to 21. Cadets receive training in aerospace education, leadership, physical fitness and moral leadership.[5]

Aerospace education[edit]

The CAP offers aerospace education for CAP members as well as the general public. This education is provided by offering training to the cadet members of CAP, and also by offering workshops for youth throughout the nation through schools and public aviation events.[6]

Organization[edit]

Members of Malmstrom's Honor Guard served as the judges for the Malmstrom Civil Air Patrol six-part evaluation.
Squadrons of the Montana Wing[2]
Designation Squadron Name Location More info.
RMR-MT-008 Beartooth Composite Squadron Billings Meeting info. and unit contact
RMR-MT-012 Malmstrom AFB Composite Squadron Great Falls Meeting info. and unit contact
RMR-MT-018 Missoula Composite Squadron Missoula Meeting info. and unit contact
RMR-MT-031 Butte Flight Butte Meeting info. and unit contact
RMR-MT-037 Gallatin Composite Squadron Bozeman Meeting info. and unit contact
RMR-MT-038 The Crosswind Flight Livingston Meeting info. and unit contact
RMR-MT-053 Flathead Composite Squadron Kalispell Meeting info. and unit contact
RMR-MT-057 Lewistown Flight Lewistown Meeting info. and unit contact
RMR-MT-060 Lewis and Clark Composite Squadron Helena/Fort Harrison Meeting info. and unit contact
RMR-MT-061 Sidney Flight Sidney Meeting info. and unit contact
RMR-MT-999 Montana State Legislative Squadron Helena

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "eServices, National Headquarters". Civil Air Patrol. , login required
  2. ^ a b "Contact & Squadron Info". Montana Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 Statistics" (PDF). Capmembers.com. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Emergency Services". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Cadet Programs". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Aerospace Education". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 

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