Message from the Commander
Thank you for your interest in the Civil Air Patrol and the Central Fellowship Christian Academy Cadet Squadron.
Our squadron is celebrating our 8th Anniversary and is hosted by Central Fellowship Christian Academy (CFCA). We are continually looking forward at achieving bigger, better, and new things over the next year. Let me first begin by informing you about Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the official United States Air Force Auxiliary.
CAP is an all volunteer membership organization made-up of Cadets and Officers, who like you, are looking for opportunities to server their country and community. For 70 years, CAP has been serving this great nation with a three fold mission which consistes of Emergency Services, Cadet Program, and Aerospace Education. The Emergency Services mission involves inland Search and Rescue, Disaster Relief, and Homeland Security. CAP performs over 90% of our nation's inland Search and Rescue missions saving approximately 80 lives per year. We operate the largest fleet of single-engine piston aircraft in the world and over 61,000 members with more than 120,000 flight hours a year. The Cadet Programs Mission supports the development of our nation's youth through Aerospace Education, Emergency Services Training, Self Discipline, Moral Leadership, and Cadet Leadership training. The Aerospace Education mission offers both internal and external education programs to members and the community alike.
The Cadets and Officers in our squadron have participated in field trips, Model Rocketry weekends, week long Encampments, USAF KC-135 tanker flights, powered and glider flights in CAP aircraft, Air Traffic Control Tower Tours, Emergency Services training programs, Search and Rescue Exercises, community service events, drill and military studies, and field a Color Guard but most of all, we are proude to wear the U.S. Air Force uniform.
If you are interested in joining CAP, being a postive mentor, influencing today's youth and serving our country, then I invite you to contact me for more information to plan a visit at one of our squadron meetings. No military or previous training is necessary. Our meetings are every Thursday evening (even through the summer months) from 1830 until 2100 hours at CFCA in Room 304. We also meet the first Saturday of each month from 0900 until 1300 for our First Saturday Training.
I and my staff invite you to come and meet with us and I welcome any questions that you might have.