Current as of 5/18/96

FAIRBANKS COMPOSITE SQUADRON

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ALASKA WING - CIVIL AIR PATROL

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CAP HISTORY

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.

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CAP ORGANIZATION

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 located in 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 News of recent activities from here.

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