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ORGANIZATION: CIVIL AIR PATROL, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY, VERMONT WING

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The Green Mountain Composite Squadron of the Vermont Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), is looking for an enthusiastic person to become the squadron commander for this all volunteer, non-profit organization, chartered by Congress as the United States Air Force (USAF) Auxiliary.

Do you have a desire to lead a squadron, 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 leader in CAP, you can coordinate and participate in Search and Rescue (SAR) missions; Search and Rescue Exercises (SAREX’s); and disaster relief missions, as part of the USAF Auxiliary. At the same time you will be mentoring and training Cadets. You will have a solid existing Senior staff to work with too. 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. We will eve train you! If this sounds like a volunteer job for you, here is the location and contact information:

  • 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 mfrench@vtcap.org.

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 **

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About CIVIL AIR PATROL, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY, VERMONT WING

Location:

355 Valley Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Disaster Relief, Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

355 Valley RoadSouth Burlington, VT 05403

(44.46306,-73.14335)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Search & Rescue
  • Disaster Response
  • Physical Education
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to 4 evenings a month.
  • A strong desire to lead and serve a group of 20 Cadets from ages 12 to 18 and Senior members over 18.

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