Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol

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Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol
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The Tennessee 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 Dent W. Young II
Vice Commander US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Brian Hughes
Chief of Staff US-O4 insignia.svg Maj Jeff Gebhart
Current statistics
Squadrons 36
Cadets 467
Seniors 683
Total Membership 1150
Statistics as of 2017[1]

The Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Tennessee. Tennessee Wing headquarters are located in Alcoa, Tennessee.[2] The Tennessee Wing consists of over 1,000 cadet and adult members at over 36 locations across the state of Tennessee.[3]

Mission[edit]

The Tennessee 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, which includes performing search and rescue and disaster relief missions; as well as assisting in humanitarian aid assignments. The CAP also provides Air Force support through conducting light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys. The Civil Air Patrol can also offer 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 aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.[6]

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.[7]

Organization[edit]

Charlie Smith, an ATA senior engineer and mission pilot for the Civil Air Patrol's Tennessee Wing, poses alongside the Cessna 182 that he flew in support of the Deep Water Horizon Mission from Mobile Alabama.
Cadets and senior members with the Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol got a chance to sit down and talk with Maj. Gen. Haston, Adjutant General of the Tennessee Military Department.
Charlie Smith, an ATA senior engineer and mission pilot for the Civil Air Patrol, lines up a photo out of the rear-seat swing window during an oil spill surveillance mission.
Squadrons of the Tennessee Wing[8]
Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
TN000 Tennessee Wing HQ Squadron Alcoa
TN004 Kingsport Composite Squadron Bristol
TN005 Smyrna Composite Squadron Smyrna
TN008 Knoxville Composite Squadron 1 Powell
TN014 Millington Composite Squadron Memphis
TN015 Greeneville Composite Squadron Greeneville
TN019 Morristown Composite Squadron Morristown
TN036 Tullahoma Composite Squadron Wartrace
TN056 Berry Field Composite Squadron 56 Nashville
TN080 Henry County Composite Squadron Cottage Grove
TN087 Knoxville Senior Squadron 1 Kingston
TN093 Sevier County Flight Sevierville
TN119 Jackson Madison County Senior Squadron Jackson
TN120 Crossville Senior Squadron Crossville
TN133 Middle Tennessee Senior Squadron Ashland City
TN148 McGhee-Tyson Composite Squadron Knoxville
TN160 Sumner County Cadet Squadron 16 Madison
TN162 Murfreesboro Composite Squadron Murfreesboro
TN170 Oak Ridge Composite Squadron Oak Ridge
TN173 Cleveland Composite Squadron Cleveland
TN176 Rhea County Composite Squadron Dayton
TN185 Music City Composite Squadron Nashville
TN187 Chattanooga Composite Squadron Chattanooga
TN189 Lewis County Cadet Squadron Hohenwald
TN191 Hendersonville Cadet Squadron Hendersonville
TN192 Choo Choo Senior Squadron Chattanooga
TN193 Williamson County Cadet Squadron Thompson Station
TN194 Hardeman County Cadet Squadron Rossville
TN195 Everett-Stewart Composite Squadron Union City
TN393 Cumberland Composite Squadron Gainesboro
TN999 Tennessee Legislative Squadron Cleveland

Legal protection[edit]

Civil Air Patrol members employed within the borders of Tennessee are guaranteed unpaid leave from their place of work without "loss of time, pay not specifically related to leave of absence time, regular leave or vacation, or impairment of efficiency rating" whenever they are activated for duty or training, under TN Code § 8-33-110 (2016).[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "eServices, National Headquarters". Civil Air Patrol. , login required
  2. ^ "Contact Us". Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "2012 Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Civil Air Patrol". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Emergency Services". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Archived from the original on 9 November 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Cadet Programs". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Archived from the original on 3 December 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Aerospace Education". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Archived from the original on 14 November 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Civil Air Patrol Unit Directory" (PDF). Gocivilairpatrol.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "§ 8-33-110. Unpaid leave for members of Tennessee army and air national guard, Tennessee state guard and civil air patrol". Justia. 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 

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