Amateur Radio / Communications Trainee, Civil Air Patrol US Air Force Auxiliary


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3976 Constitution AvenueCivil Air Patrol Squadron 150Joint Forces Training Base - Los AlamitosLos Alamitos, CA 90720

Civil Air Patrol Squadron 150th Air Rescue


Communications / Radio Officer Trainee

Long Beach Senior Squadron 150 of the Civil Air Patrol is seeking communications enthusiasts to become part of our team.

The nation-wide CAP communication system has 840 high-frequency radio stations, 5,000 fixed-land radio stations and 10,000 mobile radios, deployed in CAP units in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Using volunteer operators trained to professional standards, the CAP communications network is a ready force for homeland security and the protection of life and property.

The Long Beach Senior Squadron ("Squadron 150") of the California Wing is comprised completely of adult members and meets at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training base every Thursday evening at 7:30 PM.

Squadron 150 participates in Search and Rescue (SAR) missions, Search and Rescue training exercises (SAREXes), and disaster relief efforts. In addition to providing services to the United States Air force, Squadron 150 participates with other organizations such as the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA and Cal EMA (OES).

This unit is constantly training and preparing its members for the skills necessary to provide emergency services to the public in a time of need. While the central focal point of our effort is training and preparation of aircrew for the California Wing fleet, there are many roles available to non-flying members such as radio communications, logistics, planning, and mission staff participation.

Of course, while we welcome private pilots who wish to become CAP pilots , the aircrew positions of Mission Scanner and Mission Observer are also in demand and may be held by non-pilots. Training is provided and no advance skills are necessary.

In addition, we have other positions available (Public Affairs, Professional Development, Personnel, Logistics etc..)

Participation in the CAP and Squadron 150 effort is voluntary and includes efforts by members in three areas:

  • Emergency Services Training
  • Professional Development
  • Specialty Track Training
Learn New Skills!!! - Those interested in joining CAP and Squadron 150 should expect to participate in a training period of approximately six months and should plan on participating in at least three meetings per month for that period until they have attained a level of competency commensurate with their squadron responsibilities and CAP career ambitions.

Veterans and disabled veterans are welcome to join.

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  • Disaster Response
  • System Engineering
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Search & Rescue
  • Computer Science
  • Professional Development

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Meetings: Thursday evenings 7:30pm - 9:00pm
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