Current as of 5/18/96
FAIRBANKS COMPOSITE SQUADRON
ALASKA WING - CIVIL AIR PATROL
- THE THREE CIVIL AIR PATROL MISSIONS
To motivate and provide the means for cadets to become
dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders.
- Emergency Services
Mission. To provide search and rescue, disaster relief
services, and civil defense preparedness.
- Aerospace Education
Mission. To communicate knowledge, skills, and attitudes about aerospace
activities and the total impact of aviation and space vehicles upon society.
Internal aerospace education is directed toward the cadet and senior members of
CAP. External aerospace is focused on the citizenry of the United States using
multiple approaches and the nation's educational process.
- Types of Emergency Service Missions:
Civil Air Patrol is the civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force. All members
are volunteers and receive no pay. CAP was established in the Office of Civilian Defense
on 1 December 1941 to organize and direct the activities of volunteer civilians who made
their time, airplanes, and equipment available for wartime tasks.
As the auxiliary of the United States Air Force, Civil Air Patrol is organized along
military lines, on the National, Wing, and local levels, even
though it is a civilian volunteer organization. The Fairbanks Composite Squadron is
Fairbanks , Alaska. The Squadron is organized with an overall
Commander and a Senior
Deputy Commander and a Senior Deputy Cadet Commander.
Other Squadron Officers
include Administration, Personnel, Finance, Chaplain, Public Affairs, Safety, Legal,
Medical, Testing and Historian.
Senior Officers include the
following: Operations, Emergency Services, Communications, Aerospace, Senior
Programs, Logistics, Aircraft Maintenance, and Building Maintenance.
Senior Cadet Officers are
Aerospace Education, Leadership and Activities.
Cadets and seniors are involved in the FCS - Glider Program. Two gliders are
used and usually flown at Ft. Wainwright during the summer months. You can view the
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