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Kentucky Wing Civil Air Patrol
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The Kentucky Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary
Associated branches
United States Air Force
Executive staff
Commander Col Jim Huggins
Vice Commander Lt Col Gary Wickliff
Current statistics
Squadrons 19
Cadets 208
Seniors 421
Total Membership 629
Statistics as of 2014[1]

The Kentucky Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Kentucky. Kentucky Wing headquarters are located in Frankfort.[2] The Kentucky Wing consists of over 600 cadet and adult members at over 19 locations across the state of Kentucky.[3]


Lt. Col. Ash Groves briefs members of the Civil Air Patrol Paducah Composite Squadron and Boy Scout Troop 4.

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

Emergency services

Providing emergency services includes performing search and rescue and disaster relief missions; as well as assisting in humanitarian aid assignments. The CAP also provides Air Force support through conducting light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys. The Civil Air Patrol can also offer support to counter-drug missions.[5]

In January 2009, members of the Kentucky Wing, along with CAP members from the Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio Wings, flew sorties surveying damage and boosting communications for the Kentucky National Guard following a severe ice storm, while CAP ground crews assisted National Guardsmen in going door to door to perform wellness checks on residents.[6]

Cadet programs

The Civil Air Patrol offers cadet programs for youth aged 12 to 21. Cadets receive training in aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.[7]

Aerospace education

The Civil Air Patrol offers aerospace education for CAP members and the general public; this includes offering training to the members of the CAP, and facilitating teaching workshops for youth through schools and public aviation events.[8]


Senior Master Sgt. Les Hart, a moral leadership officer and drill instructor from the 202nd Civil Air Patrol Squadron, Bedford County, Kentucky, orders attendees to attention.

Squadrons of the Kentucky Wing[9][10]
Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
KY007 London Composite Squadron Somerset
KY011 Paducah Composite Squadron Paducah
KY039 Louisville Composite Squadron Crestwood
KY050 Boone County Composite Squadron Burlington
KY057 Bowling Green Composite Squadron Bowling Green
KY058 Centenary Composite Squadron Lexington
KY073 Campbell County Composite Squadron Newport
KY077 Golden Armor Composite Squadron Fort Knox
KY082 Jim Brewer Composite Squadron Chavies
KY122 Danville Senior Squadron Danville
KY123 KYANG Composite Squadron Louisville
KY131 Bardstown Composite Squadron Bardstown
KY214 Bowman Field Senior Squadron Louisville
KY216 Fort Campbell Composite Squadron Clarksville
KY217 Western Kentucky Composite Squadron Bowling Green
KY218 Fulton County Composite Squadron Fulton
KY221 Bluegrass Senior Squadron Lexington
KYR01 University of Louisville AFROTC Squadron Louisville
KYR02 University of Kentucky AFROTC Squadron Lexington

See also


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