Oregon Wing Civil Air Patrol

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Oregon Wing Civil Air Patrol
Oregon Wing Civil Air Patrol logo.png
The Oregon 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 William G Ray
Vice Commander US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Rogers Walker
Chief of Staff US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col David Shoemaker
Command NCO E7a USAF MSGT.svg MSgt Patrick T Dukes
Current statistics
Squadrons 13
Cadets 228
Seniors 287
Total Membership 515
Statistics as of 2014[1]

The Oregon Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Oregon. Oregon Wing headquarters are located in Eugene, Oregon.[2] The Oregon Wing consists of over 500 cadet and adult members at over 12 locations across the state of Oregon.[3]

Mission[edit]

The Oregon 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 support missions, which includes performing search and rescue and disaster relief missions, and assisting in humanitarian aid assignments. CAP provides Air Force support through conducting 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 offers a cadet program for youth aged 12 to 21, which includes providing cadets with aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership training.[6]

Aerospace education[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol teaches aerospace education to CAP members and the general public. The aerospace education mission is accomplished through providing training to the members of CAP through the cadet program, and offering workshops for youth throughout the nation through schools and public aviation events.[7]

Organization[edit]

Members of the Civil Air Patrol receive a briefing prior to placing wreaths on graves in the Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon.
Squadrons of the Oregon Wing[8]
Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
OR007 Medford Composite Squadron Medford
OR016 Klamath Falls Composite Squadron Klamath Falls
OR034 Washington County Composite Squadron Hillsboro
OR037 Grants Pass Composite Squadron Merlin
OR042 Salem Composite Squadron Salem
OR050 High Desert Composite Squadron Bend
OR055 Mahlon Sweet Composite Squadron Eugene
OR065 Aurora Composite Squadron Aurora
OR073 Columbia Composite Squadron Portland
OR085 Metropolitan Senior Squadron Portland
OR099 McMinnville Composite Squadron McMinnville
OR105 South Coast Composite Squadron Brookings
OR114 Northwest Coastal Flight Cloverdale

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "eServices, National Headquarters". Civil Air Patrol. , login required
  2. ^ "Oregon Civil Air Patrol". Oregon Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 Statistics" (PDF). Capmembers.com. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Civil Air Patrol". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Emergency Services". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Archived from the original on 9 November 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Cadet Programs". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Archived from the original on 3 December 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Aerospace Education". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Archived from the original on 14 November 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Civil Air Patrol Unit Directory" (PDF). Gocivilairpatrol.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 

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