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PEORIA COMPOSITE SQUADRON

Peoria, IL

GLR-IL-004

 

SEMPER VIGILANS - Always Vigilant

Maj. Joshua N. Shields, CAP - Commander

 

 

WELCOME! 

This site is the official website of the Peoria Composite Squadron, representing the Civil Air Patrol in the Greater Peoria Illinois region.  Since 1946, Civil Air Patrol has served as the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force, charging its members with three missions. First, CAP promotes the benefits of general aviation. Over the years, that mission has expanded to include aerospace education, both internally to our members and externally to the general public and surround community. Second, CAP provides a cadet training program to support the nationís youth in contributing to society and preparing for successful adult lives. Finally, Civil Air Patrol provides emergency services and disaster relief, the work for which CAP is often known for today.

The Peoria Composite Squadron is a group of adults and youth who share a common interest in one of the three missions of CAP. Within that framework members over the age of 18 can be involved as a senior member/officer. Youth over the age of 12 and in 6th grade or higher may participate as a cadet member.

Cadets are involved with activities such as training in emergency services, model rocketry, orientation flights, encampments, leadership training and weekly meetings where cadets learn moral leadership and train for their various tasks. Promotions are earned when specific testing goals are met. The cadet program is designed to be an interesting and challenging experience for young adults. Through their experiences as CAP cadets, young people develop into responsible citizens and become tomorrow's aerospace leaders. The leadership skills, self-confidence, and discipline cadets gain through CAP prepares them to achieve whatever goals they set for themselves in life.

Within CAP we provide a community service via our emergency services training. These resources are available to the region and state utilizing a communications network, ground teams and air crews. Many may be aware of our search and rescue activities as CAP conducts over 80 percent of all inland searches within the lower 48 states. We also are involved with homeland security, disaster relief, and counter drug operations. Finally, CAP has a program designed to promote science and aerospace by providing local teachers access to aerospace resources and lesson plans, as well as other opportunities for youth and community aviation education.

We would like to invite you to visit one of our meetings and meet us. Youth or adult, we have a place for you to be involved! The Peoria Civil Air Patrol Squadron presently meets on Tuesday evenings from 7pm until 915pm at the Illinois Air National Guard Base located on the south side of the Peoria International Airport. Our weekly meetings are open to any prospective members or parents.

For information the squadron or for directions to our meeting location, please contact the squadron commander, Josh Shields at 573-2799 or send us an email message. Due to our location on a military installation, we kindly ask that you contact us prior to visiting in order to ensure prompt access through the gate.

 

 

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