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Welcome to York Composite Squadron 301

Civil Air Patrol has three main missions; Aerospace Education, the Cadet Program, and Emergency Services. Each cadet must participate in all three missions to progress through the ranks. These missions are explained in detail below.


Aerospace Education:

The CAP has internal programs to ensure that all members (seniors and cadets) have an appreciation for and knowledge of aerospace issues. A rigorous educational program
is tied to promotions at every level in the CAP organization.

Cadet Program:

The Cadet Program provides young people (ages12 through age 18) the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through their interest in aviation. For many, it has also offered them the opportunity
to learn to fly. A knowledge of aerospace information is one of the pillars of the program. Cadets progress at their own pace through a 15-step program including aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership. CAP cadets enjoy a variety of exciting and challenging life experiences. For example: attendance at full-dress banquets, flying a glider or Cessna, operation of a radio network, ride in an Air Force C-130 Cargo Plane, rappel off of the side of a mountain, compete against other cadets in a color guard competition, spend a week in training at Fort Indiantown Gap, learn and provide first aid, help search for missing aircraft, and more.

Emergency Services:

This is also known as Search and Rescue (SAR). The CAP now flies more than 85 percent of all inland missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Often overlooked is the role CAP plays in disaster relief operations, providing air and ground transportation and communications network. In fact, CAP has formal agreements with agencies such as the American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Aviation Administration and Coast Guard. Closely related to disaster relief is CAP support of humanitarian missions, such as transporting time-sensitive medical materials including blood and human tissue.


My duty as a member of the Civil Air Patrol Ground Search and Rescue Service is to save lives, aid the injured, and protect property.

In order to do this I will keep myself physically fit at all times.

At all times I will perform my duties quickly and efficiently, placing these duties before my personal desires and comforts.

These things we do so THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE.

Mission Statement


Airplane Taking Off

Pennsylvania Army National Guard UH-1

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2 Airport Rd  Thomasville, PA