Nebraska Wing Civil Air Patrol

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Nebraska Wing Civil Air Patrol
Nebraska Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Logo.png
The Nebraska 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 Steven W. Kuddes
Current statistics
Squadrons 17
Cadets 219
Seniors 280
Total Membership 499
Statistics as of 2018[1]

The Nebraska Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Nebraska. Nebraska Wing headquarters are located in Ashland, Nebraska.[2] The Nebraska Wing consists of over 450 cadet and adult members at over 17 locations across the state of Nebraska.[3]

Mission[edit]

The Nebraska Wing performs the three missions of the Civil Air Patrol: 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 to those in distress. This includes executing federal inland search-and-rescue missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Civil Air Patrol assets are also available to state and local Emergency Management and Public Safety agencies for search and rescue operations, aerial photography missions, contingency tactical communications, and emergency transport of humanitarian supplies, blood, tissue, or organs.[5]

Cadet programs[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol offers a cadet program for youth aged 12 to 21, which includes aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.[6] The cadet program includes an opportunity for cadets to solo fly an airplane through a flight encampment or academy.[7]

Aerospace education[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol provides aerospace education to CAP members and the general public. For CAP members, this includes graded courses covering flight physics, dynamics, history, and application. The Civil Air Patrol helps schoolteachers integrate aviation and aerospace into the classroom through outreach programs, including the External Aerospace Education program, by providing seminars, course materials and through sponsorship of the National Congress on Aviation and Space Education.[5]

Organization[edit]

Commander Darrell Nelson from the Nebraska Wing Civil Air Patrol and Congressman Brad Ashford.
Civil Air Patrol pilot Tom Pflug checks his flight log as CAP photographer Erich Deitenbeck discusses the days photo opportunities with FEMA's Natasha Wilkins.
Squadrons of the Nebraska Wing[8]
Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
NE001 Nebraska Wing Headquarters Squadron Ashland
NE002 General Curtis Lemay Offutt Composite Squadron Offutt Air Force Base
NE004 Columbus Composite Squadron Columbus
NE010 Fremont Cadet Squadron Fremont
NE016 Seward County Composite Squadron Friend
NE019 Omaha Composite Squadron Omaha
NE056 Pine Ridge Composite Squadron Hay Springs
NE058 155th Composite Squadron Lincoln
NE062 NE Nebraska Composite Squadron Norfolk
NE068 Capital City Senior Squadron Lincoln
NE073 Sandhills Composite Squadron Kilgore
NE088 Siouxland Composite Squadron Sergeant Bluff
NE089 99th Pursuit Composite Squadron Omaha
NE093 Lee Bird Composite Squadron North Platte
NE094 Tri Cities Composite Squadron Grand Island
NE800 Burke High School Squadron Omaha

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "eServices, National Headquarters". Civil Air Patrol. , login required
  2. ^ "Contact CAP". Nebraska Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 Statistics" (PDF). Capmembers.com. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Civil Air Patrol". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Our Missions". Nebraska Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Cadet Programs". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Youth Program". Nebraska Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Civil Air Patrol Unit Directory" (PDF). Gocivilairpatrol.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 

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