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Kansas Wing Civil Air Patrol
Associated branches
United States Air Force
Executive staff
Commander Col Rick Franz
Vice Commander Lt Col Duane Filkins
Current statistics
Squadrons 9
Cadets 181
Seniors 239
Total Membership 420
Statistics as of 2014[1]

The Kansas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Kansas. Kansas Wing headquarters are located in Salina, Kansas.[2] The Kansas Wing consists of over 400 cadet and adult members at 9 locations across the state of Kansas.[3]

Mission

The Kansas Wing performs the three missions of the Civil Air Patrol: providing emergency services; offering cadet programs for youth; and providing aerospace education for both CAP members and the general public.[4]

Emergency services

The Civil Air Patrol performs search and rescue , disaster relief, humanitarian service, and Air Force support missions, as well as homeland security and counter-drug operations. The Kansas Wing responded to Moore, Oklahoma after a tornado strike by assisting local emergency management with ground team photography and aerial photography of the tornado's path.[5]

Cadet programs

The Civil Air Patrol provides cadet programs for youth aged 12-20 training in leadership, aerospace education, communication, and emergency services. Cadets receive training at weekly squadron meetings as well as through participating in local and wing level activities throughout the year.[6] Cadets have the opportunity to attend encampments which provide a week of immersion training at a military installation.[7]

Aerospace education

The Civil Air Patrol provides aerospace education to both members of the Civil Air Patrol and the public. Education provided to members is offered through the cadet program and through specialized education to CAP pilots. Education provided to the public is offered through educational materials provided to schools and private organizations.[8]

Organization

1st Lt. Ryan Cobb, 384th Air Refueling Squadron navigator, helps a Kansas Wing Civil Air Patrol cadet suit up in Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear.

Squadrons of the Kansas Wing[9][10]
Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
KS077 77th Composite Squadron Emporia
KS123 New Century Composite Squadron Merriam
KS061 Lawrence Composite Squadron Lawrence
KS055 Heartland Cadet Squadron Lenexa
KS092 Smoky Hill Composite Squadron Salina
KS034 Kansas City Composite Squadron Shawnee
KS035 Topeka Eagle Composite Squadron Topeka
KS802 Southeast Composite Squadron Weir
KS125 Emerald City Composite Squadron Wichita

See also

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