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  • Edmond Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol Edmond Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol

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Mission Statement

Citizens Serving Communities

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In the late 1930s, more than 150,000 volunteers with a love for aviation argued for an organization to put their planes and flying skills to use in defense of their country. As a result, the Civil Air Patrol was born one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Thousands of volunteer members answered America's call to national service and sacrifice by accepting and performing critical wartime missions. Assigned to the War Department under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Corps, the contributions of Civil Air Patrol, including logging more than 500,000 flying hours, sinking two enemy submarines, and saving hundreds of crash victims during World War II, are well documented.

After the war, a thankful nation understood that Civil Air Patrol could continue providing valuable services to both local and national agencies. On July 1, 1946, President Harry Truman signed Public Law 476 incorporating Civil Air Patrol as a benevolent, nonprofit organization. On May 26, 1948, Congress passed Public Law 557 permanently establishing Civil Air Patrol as the auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force. Three primary mission areas were set forth at that time: aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services.

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http://www.edmondcap.org

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Would you recommend Edmond Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol?

by Brandon W. (Administrator for this Organization) (2016-03-15 12:16:10.0)
I have been a member of the Civil Air Patrol for over 20 years. It is the best aviation oriented youth organization I have ever been involved with. The emergency services and disaster assistance training our members receive prepares them for real life situations. If you know a young person that loves aviation or wants to serve their community through emergency services then a visit to the local Civil Air Patrol unit is worth your time.
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