Oklahoma Wing Civil Air Patrol

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Oklahoma Wing Civil Air Patrol
Oklahoma Wing Civil Air Patrol logo.png
The Oklahoma 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 David Roberts
Vice Commander US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Jim Harig
Chief of Staff US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Ed Angala
Current statistics
Squadrons 17
Cadets 326
Seniors 461
Total Membership 787
Statistics as of 1 June 2018[1]

The Oklahoma Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Oklahoma. Oklahoma Wing headquarters are located at Tinker Air Force Base near Oklahoma City.[2] The Oklahoma Wing consists of over 650 cadet and adult members at over 17 locations across the state of Oklahoma.[3]

Mission[edit]

The Oklahoma Wing performs the three primary 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 performs emergency service missions, including search and rescue missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base. CAP members also perform disaster relief efforts, including providing aerial photography of disaster zones, transporting emergency service officials and equipment via ground and air, and handling the transport of blood and human tissue, often in support of the Red Cross, when conventional means of transport are unavailable. The Civil Air Patrol provides Air Force support by conducting light transport, communications support, low-altitude route surveys, and assisting Air Force pilots during enemy interception drills by flying into restricted airspace, acting as an opposing force for the purpose of the exercise, so Air Force pilots can practice high-speed intercepts. Civil Air Patrol pilots also assist in counter-drug operations.[5]

In May 2013, the Oklahoma Wing undertook its first ever large scale, ground-based photo reconnaissance mission for FEMA following the Moore, Oklahoma tornado. Over 15,000 high resolution photographs were provided to FEMA to aid in the agency's damage assessment efforts.[5]

Cadet programs[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol provides cadet programs to youth aged 12 to 21. Cadets take part in a 16-step program which includes aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership. Oklahoma cadets 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.[6]

Aerospace education[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol offers aerospace education to its own members and the general public. Cadets are provided this education through the cadet program and through museum tours, cadet special activities, military and civilian orientation rides, and guest speakers. Senior members study aerospace through the Senior Member Professional Development Program. The CAP provides aerospace education to the public through providing classroom materials available to teachers.[7]

Organization[edit]

Grove Composite Squadron team members demonstrate their ability to lower and fold American flag.
A Civil Air Patrol 2nd Lt. from the Oklahoma Wing gives pointers to a new CAP recruit on the proper way to salute during a formation at their weekly meeting.
Squadrons of the Oklahoma Wing[8][9]
Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
OK155 Broken Arrow Composite Squadron Broken Arrow
OK074 Cleveland County Composite Squadron Norman
OK115 Comanche Eagles Composite Squadron Lawton
OK125 Council Oak Senior Squadron Tulsa
OK075 Durant-Eaker Field Composite Squadron Durant
OK002 Edmond Composite Squadron Edmond
OK110 Enid Composite Squadron Vance Air Force Base
OK008 Flying Castle Composite Squadron Tinker Air Force Base
OK123 Grove Composite Squadron Grove
OK035 Jackson County Composite Squadron Altus Air Force Base
OK024 Muskogee Nighthawks Squadron Muskogee
OK113 Oklahoma City Composite Squadron Oklahoma City
OK151 Starbase Composite Squadron Tulsa
OK103 Stillwater Composite Squadron Stillwater
OK086 Shawnee Composite Squadron Shawnee
OK116 Woodward Composite Squadron Woodward
OK001 Oklahoma Wing HQ Staff Squadron Tinker Air Force Base

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "eServices, National Headquarters". Civil Air Patrol. , login required
  2. ^ "2013 Statistics" (PDF). Capmembers.com. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 Statistics" (PDF). Capmembers.com. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Civil Air Patrol". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Emergency Services". Oklahoma Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Cadet Programs". Oklahoma Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Aerospace Education". Oklahoma Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Join". Oklahoma Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Civil Air Patrol Unit Directory" (PDF). Gocivilairpatrol.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 

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