Puerto Rico Wing Civil Air Patrol

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Puerto Rico Wing Civil Air Patrol
Puerto Rico Wing Civil Air Patrol logo.png
The Puerto Rico 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 Carlos Fernández
Current statistics
Squadrons 34
Cadets 656
Seniors 370
Total Membership 1,026
Statistics as of 2014[1]

The Puerto Rico Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the territory of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Wing headquarters are located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico Wing consists of over 1,000 cadet and adult members at over 34 locations across the territory of Puerto Rico.[2]

Mission[edit]

The Puerto Rico Wing performs the three primary missions of the Civil Air Patrol: providing emergency services; offering cadet programs for youth; and providing aerospace education for Civil Air Patrol members and the general public.[3]

Emergency services[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol performs emergency services, which includes performing search and rescue and disaster relief missions and assisting in humanitarian aid assignments. The Civil Air Patrol provides Air Force support through conducting light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys. CAP also offers support to counter-drug missions.[4]

Cadet programs[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol offers a cadet program for youth aged 12 to 18, which includes aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.[5]

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.[6]

Organization[edit]

A Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182 belonging to the Puerto Rico Wing.
Cadets from the Puerto Rico Wing at the Puerto Rico National Cemetery in Bayamón.
U.S. Air Force Capt. Luis Aponte, 455th Expeditionary Communication Squadron operations officer, flies a Cessna 182 while on a Civil Air Patrol Mission with the Puerto Rico Wing.
Squadrons of the Puerto Rico Wing[7][8]
Group Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
PR000 Puerto Rico Wing Support Squadron San Juan
PR999 State Legislative Squadron San Juan
Group 2 PR059 Col Bartolo Ortiz Cadet Squadron Ceiba
PR103 Las Piedras Cadet Squadron Humacao
PR138 Humacao Cadet Squadron Humacao
Group 4 PR012 Ponce High School Cadet Squadron Ponce
PR051 Maj William Biaggi Cadet Squadron Yauco
PR110 Capt Pedro F. Guisti-Piazza Cadet Squadron Adjuntas
PR168 Capt Lawrence E. Erickson Cadet Squadron Peñuelas
Group 5 PR002 Mayagüez Cadet Squadron Mayagüez
PR013 San German Cadet Squadron Yauco
PR066 Cabo Rojo Cadet Squadron Cabo Rojo
PR068 Lajas High School Cadet Squadron Lajas
PR129 Anasco Cadet Squadron Anasco
Group 6 PR007 Camuy Cadet Squadron Camuy
PR034 Arecibo Cadet Squadron Arecibo
Group 7 PR008 Isla Grande Senior Squadron Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport
PR092 Lt Col Agustin Diaz Cadet Squadron Toa Baja
PR094 Bayamon High School Cadet Squadron Bayamon
PR123 Dr. Cesareo Rosa Nieves Cadet Squadron San Juan
PR124 San Juan Composite Squadron San Juan
PR126 Muniz ANGB Cadet Squadron Muñiz Air National Guard Base
PR131 Bayamon Cadet Squadron Bayamón
PR161 Capt Saulo Solis-Molina Cadet Squadron Cataño
PR170 Metro Senior Squadron San Juan
Group 8 PR065 Manati Cadet Squadron Manati
PR122 Col Clara Livingston Cadet Squadron San Juan
Group 9 PR035 Aguadilla Cadet Squadron Punta Borinquen Radar Station
PR079 Moca High School Cadet Squadron Moca
PR100 Aguada Cadet Squadron Aguada
PR130 Isabela Cadet Squadron Isabela
Group 11 PR901 St. Croix Composite Squadron Kingshill
PR902 Twin City Composite Squadron Saint Croix
PR903 St. Thomas Composite Squadron St. Thomas

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "eServices, National Headquarters". Civil Air Patrol. , login required
  2. ^ "2014 Statistics" (PDF). Capmembers.com. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Civil Air Patrol". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Emergency Services". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Archived from the original on 9 November 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Cadet Programs". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Archived from the original on 3 December 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Aerospace Education". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Archived from the original on 14 November 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Unit Links". Puerto Rico Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "Civil Air Patrol Unit Directory" (PDF). Gocivilairpatrol.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 

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