New York Wing Civil Air Patrol

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New York Wing Civil Air Patrol
New York Wing Civil Air Patrol Logo.gif
The New York Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary
Associated branches
United States Air Force
Command staff
CommanderUS-O6 insignia.svg Col Thomas Carello
Vice CommanderUS-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Patrick Magee
Chief of StaffUS-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col John Jones
Current statistics
Total Membership2429
Statistics as of December 17, 2018[1]

The New York Wing Civil Air Patrol is the highest echelon of the Civil Air Patrol in the state of New York. Headquartered at Westchester County Airport campus in White Plains, New York, the New York Wing (NYWG) has 9 primary subordinate units located throughout the state to help it carry out its missions.


The missions include providing aerospace education and training for all of its members, teaching leadership skills to New York youth, and performing various domestic emergency services for the United States of America in a noncombatant capacity.

Emergency Services[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol provides emergency services, which 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 also supports counter-drug missions.[2]

After September 11 attacks in 2001, the New York Wing was activated to support the state by providing some of the first aerial photographs of Ground Zero and by offering support to local agencies.[3]

Cadet Programs[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol offers a cadet program for youth aged 12 to 21, which includes aerospace education and opportunities, leadership education and training, formal Air Force style drill and ceremonies training, and Emergency Services training.[4]

The New York Wing holds an annual Encampment for the cadet members, where for about a week cadets study drill, leadership, and teamwork in a basic training like environment under the mentorship of cadet staff and senior members. The New York Wing also holds a Flight Academy for cadets to learn to fly either a powered aircraft or a glider.[3]

Aerospace Education[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol offers aerospace education for CAP members and the general public, including providing training to the members of CAP, and offering workshops for youth throughout the nation through schools and public aviation events.[5]


Lt. Col. Dave Sommers (left) delivers uniforms donated by Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Airmen to Civil Air Patrol members.
U.S. Airmen with the 139th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, New York Air National Guard train Civil Air Patrol cadets on placing litters in the cargo bay of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.
Cadets with the Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron board an HC-130.
Members of the 9th Suffolk Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol rides aboard an HC-130 with the 106th Rescue Wing.
Senior Airmen Christopher George of the 914 Airlift Wing Raising 6 Organization presents 1st Lt. Tina Warnock of the Civil Air Patrol, TAC Composite Squadron with surplus military uniforms.
Airman assigned to the 139th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron work alongside civilian agencies to carry a simulated patient, a Civil Air Patrol cadet, to an LC-130 aircraft.

The New York Wing is divided into nine groups across the state, with each squadron being assigned as a component of a group based on its geographical location.[6]

Squadrons of the New York Wing[6][7]
Group Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
Western NY Group NY020 Southtowns Cadet Squadron Athol Springs
NY022 Buffalo Composite Squadron #1 Buffalo
NY116 Niagara Falls Composite Squadron Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
NY173 TAK Composite Squadron Tonawanda
NY343 Niagara Frontier Senior Squadron Buffalo
NY351 Dunkirk Concord Composite Squadron Dunkirk
NY402 Jamestown Composite Squadron Jamestown
Finger Lakes Group NY253 Batavia Composite Squadron Batavia
NY212 Canandaigua Composite Squadron Canandaigua
NY354 Condor Composite Squadron Perry
NY273 Rochester Composite Squadron Rochester
NY412 Rochester Senior Squadron Rochester
NY111 Newark Composite Squadron Newark
Central NY Group NY135 Syracuse Cadet Squadron Syracuse
NY156 Mohawk-Griffiss Senior Squadron Rome
NY162 Utica Cadet Squadron Rome
NY406 Fort Drum-Watertown Composite Squadron Fort Drum
NY408 F.R. Sussey Composite Squadron Fulton
South Central Group NY283 Chemung-Schuyler Composite Squadron Horseheads
NY292 Broome-Tioga Composite Squadron Binghamton
NY355 Ithaca Composite Squadron Ithaca
NY414 Owego Composite Squadron Owego
Mid-Eastern Group NY361 Albany Senior Squadron Latham
NY415 Capt Luke C. Wullenwaber Composite Squadron Ballston Lake
NY802 Mont Pleasant Middle School Cadet Squadron Schenectady
NY388 James P. O'Connor Composite Squadron Plattsburgh
NY416 Orion Composite Squadron Schuylerville
NY073 Schenectady Composite Squadron Scotia
NY392 Vedder Composite Squadron Latham
NY390 Vanguard Composite Squadron Durham
Catskill Mountain Group NY413 Orange County Senior Squadron Newburgh
NY030 Orange County Cadet Squadron Newburgh
NY072 Rockland Cadet Squadron Valley Cottage
NY387 Sullivan County Cadet Squadron Bethel
NY395 Ulster County Flight Lake Katrine
South East Group NY249 Amelia Earhart Cadet Squadron Yonkers
NY159 Dutchess County Cadet Squadron Wappingers Falls
NY421 Dutchess County Senior Squadron Wappingers Falls
NY422 Lt Anthony L. Willsea Cadet Squadron White Plains
NY238 Col Johnnie Pantanelli Composite Squadron Katonah
NY033 Putnam County Cadet Squadron Carmel
NY048 Westchester Cadet Squadron Eastchester
NY219 Westchester Hudson Senior Squadron White Plains
New York City Group NY379 Falcon Senior Squadron Jamaica
NY420 Lt Vincent R. Capodanno Composite Squadron Staten Island
NY803 Lt Col Michael R. Noyes Middle School Cadet Squadron Queens
NY373 Floyd Bennett Composite Squadron Brooklyn
NY417 Stalwart Cadet Squadron Long Island City
NY147 Academy Cadet Squadron Elmhurst
NY301 Phoenix Composite Squadron New York City
NY384 Brooklyn Tech Cadet Squadron #1 Brooklyn
Long Island Group NY247 Brian M. Mooney Cadet Squadron Shirley
NY153 Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron Northport
NY288 Lt. Quentin Roosevelt Cadet Squadron Bethpage
NY117 Col. Francis S. Grabreski Cadet Squadron Bellport
NY311 9th Suffolk Cadet Squadron Westhampton
NY328 Suffolk Cadet Squadron 10 Holbrook
NY207 Long Island Cadet Squadron Farmingdale

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "eServices, National Headquarters". Civil Air Patrol., login required
  2. ^ "Emergency Services". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Archived from the original on 9 November 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "About New York Wing". New York Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Cadet Programs". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Archived from the original on 3 December 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Aerospace Education". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Groups". New York Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Civil Air Patrol Unit Directory" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015.