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Volunteer with Your local Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary
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The Squadrons of the Vermont Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), are looking for enthusiastic people to become part of our volunteer, non-profit organization, chartered by Congress as the United States Air Force (USAF) Auxiliary.
Do you have a desire to volunteer and serve your community a few days per month? Do you have an interest in becoming part of a Search and Rescue organization that saves numerous lives every year throughout the United States? As a volunteer with CAP, you can participate in Search and Rescue (SAR) missions; Search and Rescue Exercises (SAREX’s); and disaster relief missions, as part of the USAF Auxiliary. Our organization also coordinates and works with other disaster relief and governmental organizations such as the Department of Homeland Security, DoD, FEMA, and Vermont Emergency Management.
The following local squadrons are in need of volunteers, and are constantly training and preparing their members for the skills necessary to provide Emergency Services, learn and teach Aerospace Education, and provide and administer Cadet Programs:
- The Burlington Senior Squadron. This Squadron generally meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at 355 Valley Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403. Contact: Vince Gonillo at 802-238-7265 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The meeting is at our Head Quarters at the end of Valley Rd., on the second floor of the Hangar also used by the Vermont Flight Academy. Our door is the left-hand entrance. It is kept locked; so you must ring the bell or call the number on the door. (Someone will come down and let you in.)
- The Green Mountain Composite Squadron. This Squadron generally meets every Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at 355 Valley Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403. Contact: Michael French at 802-734-1971 or email@example.com.
- The Capital Composite Squadron. This Squadron generally meets every Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., at the CAP hangar at the Knapp State Airport in Barre. 2081 Airport Rd Berlin Barre VT. Contact: Joseph Bosley at 802-229-5193 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Rutland Composite Squadron. This Squadron generally meets every Thursday from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m., at the Rutland Airport, 1002 Airport Rd., CAP Emergency Operations Center, North Clarendon, VT. Contact: Alan Colvin at 518-538-3761 or email@example.com.
- The Catamount Composite Squadron. This Squadron generally meets every Sunday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Hartness State (Springfield) airport, 13 Airport Rd, North Springfield, VT 05150. Contact: Thomas Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Bennington Composite Squadron. This Squadron generally meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month (Senior Members) from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Bennington Airport, 1563 Walloomsac Rd., Bennington, VT. 05201, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:10 to 3:40 pm at Mount Anthony Union High School, 301 Park St, Bennington, VT 05201, Room 129 (Cadets). Contact: Jonathan Mercer at 518-686-4190 or email@example.com.
In addition to training and preparing Air Crew and Ground Team Members, the Vermont Wing, also has many roles available to non-flying members such as the following Incident Command System Staff positions:
- Mission Staff Assistants,
- Mission Radio Operators,
- Communication Unit Leaders,
- Ground Branch Directors,
- Air Operations Branch Directors,
- Logistics Section Chiefs,
- Planning Section Chiefs,
- Finance/Admin Section Chiefs,
- Operations Section Chiefs,
- Mission Safety Officers,
- Public Information Officers, and
- Incident Commanders.
We invite and welcome you to be our guest at one of our squadron meetings. After you arrive, one of our members will give you a tour of the facility, ether before, or after the meeting. You will also get a chance to meet some of our members who will discuss the organization and provide you with valuable information, and will be able to answer any questions you might have about CAP.
- Strong organizational skills, people, and communication skills.
- Aged 18 or older for Senior (adult ) members and 12 to 18 for Cadet members.
- Willingness to become a member of the Civil Air Patrol.
- Ability to pass a background check.
- Enthusiasm for community service.
Veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to join.
"CITIZENS SERVING COMMUNITIES"
**COME SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY AND YOUR COUNTRY **
About CIVIL AIR PATROL, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY, VERMONT WING
355 Valley Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403, US
Supporting America’s communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space and cyber power. It is a strategic partner of the Air Force, serving as a member of its Total Force. CAP has three primary missions -- Emergency Services, Cadet Programs and Aerospace Education performed by over 62,000 members. Visit gocivilairpatrol.com for more info. Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is congressionally chartered and operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. CAP performs services for the federal government as the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and performs other missions as a nonprofit organization. CAP is made up 52 wings (the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia). The Vermont Wing executes CAP missions primarily in Vermont, and adjacent states, but members can go anywhere in the nation to serve on CAP missions such as hurricane response or cadet encampments.
The Vermont Wing offers exciting opportunities to individuals of all ages. We are headquartered in South Burlington with squadrons in Springfield, Rutland, Bennington, Montpelier, and South Burlington. Some squadrons have only senior members (ages 18 +), while others are composite with cadet members (ages 12 - 21) along with senior members who train and mentor cadets.
- We supported Vermont Air National Guard providing airborne communications relays and targets for the jet pilots to train in intercepting low- and slow-flying aircraft.
- Conducted four searches for overdue airplanes, coordinating aircraft and ground crews.
- Participated in a large search and rescue and communications training exercise with the Vermont State Police Ground Team.
- Provided aerospace and STEM education in state technology education centers, elementary, middle and high school campuses.
- Our cadets benefited from powered and glider orientation flights. They participated in Wreaths Across America observations to honor the nation’s fallen patriots, and provided color party at parades, Lake Monster games, and more.
At your nearest squadron:Bennington, Springfield,Rutland, Montpelier, orSouth Burlington, VT 05403
September 13, 2022
- Safety & Disaster Education
- Search & Rescue
- Disaster Response
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Two or more days per month.
- Senior members must present government issued identification, and be fingerprinted.