West Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol

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West Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol
West Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol logo.png
The West Virginia 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 Paul G. McCroskey II
Vice Commander US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Jim Dodrill
Chief of Staff US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Connie Moody
Current statistics
Squadrons 12
Cadets 236
Seniors 372
Total Membership 608
Statistics as of 2014[1]

The West Virginia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of West Virginia. West Virginia Wing headquarters are located in Charleston, West Virginia.[2] The West Virginia Wing consists of over 600 cadet and adult members at over 12 locations across the state of West Virginia.[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 emergency services missions, including search and rescue missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. Other missions include providing disaster relief, through offering ground and air transport of and an extensive communications network, and the transport of medically time-sensitive materials. The Civil Air Patrol provides Air Force support through the conducting of light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys. The Civil Air Patrol may also assist in counter-drug missions.[5]

Cadet programs[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol runs a cadet program for youth aged 12 to 21. The program allows cadets to progress at their own pace through a 16-step program including aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.[6]

Aerospace education[edit]

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

Organization[edit]

Civil Air Patrol Lt Col Dennis Barron and Cadet Senior Airman Ty Stansbury present SSgt Patrick Judy and TSgt Michael Seavolt, 167th Security Forces Squadron, a plaque of appreciation at the 167th Airlift Wing.
Squadrons of the West Virginia Wing[8][9]
Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
WV099 Beckley Composite Squadron Beaver
WV030 Boone Composite Squadron Danville
WV013 Charleston Cadet Squadron Dunbar
WV038 Clarksburg Composite Squadron Bridgeport
WV100 Greenbrier Composite Squadron Lewisburg
WV020 Martinsburg Composite Squadron Martinsburg
WV093 Mercer Composite Squadron Bluefield
WV113 Mid-Valley Composite Squadron Ona
WV060 Morgantown Composite Squadron Masontown
WV040 Parkersburg Composite Squadron Parkersburg
WV114 Potomac Highlands Composite Squadron Petersburg
WV049 Wheeling Composite Squadron Wheeling

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "eServices, National Headquarters". Civil Air Patrol. , login required
  2. ^ "Civil Air Patrol West Virginia Wing". West Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 Statistics" (PDF). Capmembers.com. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Civil Air Patrol". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Emergency Services". West Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Cadet Programs". West Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Aerospace Education". West Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Squadrons". West Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Civil Air Patrol Unit Directory" (PDF). Gocivilairpatrol.com. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 

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