Wyoming Wing Civil Air Patrol

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Wyoming Wing Civil Air Patrol
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The Wyoming 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 Jeffrey L Johnson
Vice Commander US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Beverly K Carlson
Chief of Staff US-O4 insignia.svg Maj Michael A Heaberlin
Current statistics
Squadrons 9
Cadets 75
Seniors 192
Total Membership 267
Statistics as of 2014[1]

The Wyoming Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Wyoming. Wyoming Wing headquarters are located in Cheyenne, Wyoming.[2] The Wyoming Wing consists of over 250 cadet and adult members at over 9 locations across the state of Wyoming.[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 provides emergency services, including search and rescue missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base.[5] The Civil Air Patrol also performs disaster relief missions, including air and ground transportation and an extensive communications network;[6] and humanitarian services, including transporting time-sensitive medical materials including blood and human tissue, often on behalf of the Red Cross when conventional methods of transport are unavailable.[7]

The Civil Air Patrol provides Air Force support through the conducting of light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys.[8] In addition, CAP offers support to counter-drug operations.[9]

Cadets from the Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Nevada Wings of the Civil Air Patrol practice drill for their pass and review ceremony during the Mountain Eagle II Encampment.

In 2014, the Wyoming Wing was activated to provide aerial photography of flood damage for the Wyoming National Guard.[10]

Cadet programs[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol offers a cadet program to youth aged 12-21. Cadets take part in a 16-step program which covers aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.[11]

The Wyoming Wing offers an encampment which provides cadets with additional training.[12]

Aerospace education[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol offers aerospace education to two different audiences: volunteer CAP members and the general public. The internal aerospace education program for CAP members has two parts: cadet and senior. Cadets complete aerospace education as one of the requirements to progress through the achievement levels of the cadet program, while senior members are expected to familiarize themselves with the AE program for cadets and aerospace issues.[13]

CAP's external aerospace programs for the general public are conducted through the nation's educational system. Each year, CAP sponsors workshops focusing on advances in aerospace technology in various states across the United States. CAP's aerospace education members receive more than 20 free aerospace education classroom materials.[13]

Organization[edit]

Civil Air Patrol cadets take turns riding in a UH1 from F.E. Warren Air Force Base.
Squadrons of the Wyoming Wing[14]
Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
WY002 492nd Emergency Services Composite Squadron Casper
WY019 Teton County Composite Squadron Jackson
WY059 Wheatland Composite Squadron Wheatland
WY066 Cheyenne Composite Squadron Cheyenne
WY069 Powder River Composite Squadron Gillette
WY072 Laramie Valley Composite Squadron Laramie
WY075 Cody Cadet Squadron Burlington
WY076 Big Horn Composite Squadron Powell
WY078 Cloud Peak Composite Squadron Sheridan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "eServices, National Headquarters". Civil Air Patrol. , login required
  2. ^ "Wyoming Wing Civil Air Patrol". Wyoming Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 Statistics" (PDF). Capmembers.com. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Civil Air Patrol". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Search and Rescue". Wyoming Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Disaster Relief". Wyoming Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Humanitarian Services". Wyoming Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Air Force Support". Wyoming Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Emergency Services". Gocivilairpatrol.com. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  10. ^ Brown, Trevor (24 April 2015). "Wyoming's Civil Air Patrol looking for volunteers, cadets". Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "Cadet Programs". Wyoming Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "Encampment". Wyoming Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "Aerospace Education". Wyoming Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  14. ^ "Civil Air Patrol Unit Directory" (PDF). Gocivilairpatrol.com. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 

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