Our squadron is growing leaders! We are proud to say that six of our cadets were selected March 19th as staff for the 2016 Ohio Wing encampment: C/LtCol Andrew Campbell as Encampment Cadet Commander , C/CMSgt Chase Somodi as Command Chief, C/TSgt Jacob McKee as Alpha Flight Sergeant, C/SMSgt Jeffery Valek as Bravo Flight Sergeant, C/TSgt Connor Kasnik and C/SrA Justin Valek were assigned to the public affairs team.

CAP logoOur squadron had some great experiences in 2015! From a ride in the back of a C-130 military airplane, our own cadet-run Aerospace Camp for ages 11-15, a tour of NASA’s hangar and facilities, camping at the Civil War Reenactment, CPR Training and so much more! See upcoming squadron events… We also had some great accomplishments in our squadron.

We are the Medina County Skyhawks composite squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.  Both young cadets (ages 12-21) and adults have the opportunity to join our elite group of dedicated volunteers –  people making a difference in the lives of their fellow countrymen as  “Citizens Serving Communities”.

What is the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program?
While there are many youth oriented programs in America today, Civil Air Patrol’s (CAP) cadet program is unique. The program allows young people to progress at their own pace through a 16-step program including aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.  Cadets compete for academic scholarships to further their studies in fields such as engineering, science, aircraft mechanics, aerospace medicine, meteorology, as well as many others. Not planning on entering the military? There is no obligation to pursue a military career, and the Civil Air Patrol will still be a great achievement to add to your college application or resumé. Adults can be mentors to the cadets, and participate in all activities in the squadron.

 

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