Rhode Island Wing Civil Air Patrol

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Rhode Island Wing Civil Air Patrol
Rhode Island Wing Civil Air Patrol logo.jpeg
The Rhode Island 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 H. Stranahan III
Vice Commander US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Robert M. Gubala II
Current statistics
Squadrons 5
Cadets 101
Seniors 77
Total Membership 178
Statistics as of 12/09/2017[1]

The Rhode Island Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Rhode Island. Rhode Island Wing headquarters are located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.[2] The Rhode Island Wing consists of over 175 cadet and adult members operating from 5 locations across the state of Rhode Island.[3]

Mission[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol has three primary missions: aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services.[4]

Emergency services[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol is responsible for providing emergency services including air and ground search and rescue, disaster relief, counter-drug operations, and homeland security missions. CAP aircraft fly non-combat homeland security missions, including observing critical infrastructure, providing an airborne communications relay, and the airlifting of important cargo. CAP units provide impact assessment, light transport, communications support and low-level route surveys for the Air Force[5]

Cadet programs[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol offers a cadet program for youth aged 12 to 21, which includes aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.[6] Cadets meet on average 2 hours per week and one Saturday per month, and also 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 CAP members and the general public, including 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.[8] Each year, the Civil Air Patrol supports approximately 200 aerospace education workshops for teachers at approximately 100 colleges and universities around the country, preparing an estimated 5,000 teachers to teach aerospace-related subjects in their classrooms.[9]

Organization[edit]

A Rhode Island Army National Guard Huey aircraft member (foreground) and a Marine ambulance driver prepare Civil Air Patrol volunteers for a simulated airlift from the scene of a mock disaster.
Squadrons of the Rhode Island Wing[10][11]
Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
RI033 102nd Composite Squadron North Smithfield
RI037 106th Cadet Squadron Warren
RI036 South County Composite Squadron North Kingstown
RI034 West Bay Composite Squadron West Warwick
RI012 Pawtucket Composite Squadron Pawtucket

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "eServices, National Headquarters". Civil Air Patrol. , login required
  2. ^ "Contact Us". Rhode Island Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 Statistics" (PDF). Capmembers.com. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "History of the Civil Air Patrol". Gocivilairpatrol.com. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Emergency Services". Florida Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Cadet Programs". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Archived from the original on 3 December 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Cadet Programs". Rhode Island Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Aerospace Education". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Archived from the original on 14 November 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Aerospace Education". Rhode Island Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "Squadrons". Rhode Island Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  11. ^ "Civil Air Patrol Unit Directory" (PDF). Gocivilairpatrol.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 

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