South Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
South Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol
South Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol logo.png
The South Carolina 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 Lee Safley
Vice Commander

US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Chris Peterson

US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Mike Albertson (Ops)
Chief of Staff US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Nikki Shaffner
Current statistics
Squadrons 17
Cadets 296
Seniors 503
Total Membership 799
Statistics as of July 2017[1]

The South Carolina Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of South Carolina. South Carolina Wing headquarters are located in West Columbia, South Carolina.[2] The South Carolina Wing consists of over 750 cadet and adult members at over 17 locations across the state of South Carolina.[3]

Mission[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol has three primary missions: providing emergency services; offering cadet programs for youth; and providing aerospace education for CAP members and the general public.[4]

Emergency services[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol performs a variety of emergency services and operational missions. These missions include: search and rescue missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base; disaster relief, including air and ground transportation and an extensive communications network; and humanitarian services, including transporting time-sensitive medical materials including blood and human tissue, generally on behalf of the Red Cross when conventional methods of transport are unavailable. The Civil Air Patrol also provides Air Force support through the conducting of light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys. In addition, CAP offers support to counter-drug operations.[5]

Cadet programs[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol offers a cadet program for youth aged 12 to 21, which covers topics such as aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.[6]

Aerospace education[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol offers aerospace education for Civil Air Patrol members and the public, including providing training to the members of Civil Air Patrol, primarily through the cadet program, and through offering workshops for youth at schools and public aviation events.[7]

Organization[edit]

South Carolina Wing CAP cadets during encampment at Shaw Air Force Base.
Members of the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and the Civil Patrol's South Carolina Wing return from a response exercise.
Squadrons of the South Carolina Wing[8][9]
Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
SC002 Marion Senior Squadron Marion
SC014 Greenville Composite Squadron Greenville
SC020 Florence Composite Squadron Florence
SC032 Lexington Composite Squadron West Columbia
SC056 Coastal Charleston Composite Squadron Charleston Air Force Base
SC074 Anderson Composite Squadron Anderson
SC075 Sumter Composite Squadron Sumter
SC090 Spartanburg Composite Squadron Spartanburg
SC092 York County Composite Squadron Fort Mill
SC096 Low Country Composite Squadron Hilton Head
SC099 Columbia Composite Squadron Columbia
SC106 Emerald City Cadet Squadron Greenwood
SC113 Ace Basin Composite Squadron Cottageville
SC114 Grand Strand Composite Squadron Myrtle Beach
SC115 Beaufort Composite Squadron Beaufort
SC805 Camden Military Academy Cadet Squadron Camden
SC999 South Carolina Legislative Liaison Squadron West Columbia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "eServices, National Headquarters". Civil Air Patrol. , login required
  2. ^ "South Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol". South Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 Statistics" (PDF). Capmembers.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Civil Air Patrol". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Emergency Services Missions". South Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Cadet Programs". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Archived from the original on 3 December 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Aerospace Education". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Archived from the original on 14 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Squadrons". South Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Civil Air Patrol Unit Directory" (PDF). Gocivilairpatrol.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 

External links[edit]