Nevada Wing Civil Air Patrol

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Nevada Wing Civil Air Patrol
Nevada Wing Civil Air Patrol logo.png
The Nevada Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary
Associated branches
United States Air Force
Command staff
Commander US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Carol L. Lynn
Vice Commander US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Deborah Pierce
Chief of Staff US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Shyle Irigoin
Current statistics
Squadrons 15
Cadets 304
Seniors 489
Total Membership 793
Statistics as of 2014[1]

The Nevada Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Nevada. Nevada Wing headquarters are located in Sparks, Nevada.[2] The Nevada Wing consists of nearly 800 cadet and adult members at over locations across the state of Nevada.[3]

Mission[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol executes its three primary missions: 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 emergency services missions, including search and rescue and disaster relief missions. CAP also provides aid during humanitarian aid assignments. The Civil Air Patrol offers Air Force support through the conducting of light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys. The Civil Air Patrol also offers support to counter-drug missions.[5]

Cadet programs[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol runs a cadet program for youth aged 12 to 21, which covers several topics, including aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.[6] Cadets meet on average 2 hours per week and one Saturday per month, and have opportunities to attend leadership encampments, career academies, and other activities during the summer.[7]

Aerospace education[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol offers aerospace education for Civil Air Patrol members and the public. The Civil Air Patrol provides training to the members of CAP, and by offering workshops for youth throughout the nation via schools and public aviation events.[8]

Organization[edit]

Maj. Jason Curtis, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron no. 6 pilot, interacts with Civil Air Patrol cadets at Nellis Air Force Base.
A Civil Air Patrol aircraft on the tarmac at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.
Squadrons of the Nevada Wing[9][10]
Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
NV050 Blackhawk Composite Squadron South Lake Tahoe
NV031 Clark County Composite Squadron Nellis Air Force Base
NV067 Douglas County Composite Squadron Minden
NV029 Elko Composite Squadron Elko
NV065 Henderson Composite Squadron Henderson
NV068 Humboldt County Composite Squadron Winnemucca
NV802 Jack Lund Schofield Middle School Cadet Squadron Las Vegas
NV801 Jim Bridger Middle School Cadet Squadron North Las Vegas
NV070 Las Vegas Composite Squadron Las Vegas
NV060 Lyon County Composite Squadron Lyon County
NV069 Nellis Composite Squadron Las Vegas
NV064 Nellis Senior Squadron Las Vegas
NV051 Pahrump Composite Squadron Pahrump
NV054 Reno Composite Squadron Sparks
NV027 Tahoe Truckee Composite Squadron Truckee

In popular culture[edit]

The Nevada Wing is featured prominently in the Dale Brown novel A Time For Patriots.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "eServices, National Headquarters". Civil Air Patrol. , login required
  2. ^ "Contact Us". Nevada Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 Statistics" (PDF). Capmembers.com. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Civil Air Patrol". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Emergency Services". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Archived from the original on 9 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Cadet Programs". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Archived from the original on 3 December 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Cadet Programs". Nevada Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Aerospace Education". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Squadrons". Nevada Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "Civil Air Patrol Unit Directory" (PDF). Gocivilairpatrol.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

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