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Edmond Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

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Causes: Children & Youth, Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Search & Rescue Squads, Youth Development - Citizenship

Mission: For 75 years, the Civil Air Patrol has aggressively performed the missions Congress mandated in 1946: Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services.

Aerospace Education

America's love of manned flight started with the Wright brothers and continues unabated during this century. World War II showcased the important role aviation would play in the future and national leaders recognized the importance of stimulating public interest in aerospace activities.

CAP, as the civilian Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, was most suited to perform this mission. Their efforts focused on two different audiences - internal CAP members and the general public.

Aerospace educators working out of CAP's National Headquarters at Maxwell AFB, Ala., provide materials that are current and reflect the highest standards of educational excellence.

The congressional charter also tasked CAP to stimulate public interest in aerospace issues. These external programs are primarily conducted through our nation's education systems.

These workshops highlight basic aerospace knowledge and focus on advances in aerospace technology. Textbooks, learning tools, and visual aids geared to stimulate interest in aerospace matters also are provided for teachers to use in their classrooms.

Started in 1951, these workshops have reached hundreds of thousands of young people.

CAP also plans and executes the National Congress on Aviation and Space Education. NCASE is the premier aerospace education conference held in the nation. The NCASE is designed to promote an understanding of aviation and space education to motivate and encourage teachers to incorporate aerospace education into their curriculum. It also encourages aerospace leaders to speak out on aerospace issues facing our nation today.

Target demographics: Members of the community

Geographic areas served: Edmond OK and surrounding areas

Programs: Aerospace Education, Emergency Services, Cadet Programs

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

PStansberry78

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Civil Air Patrol is a great organization or youths and adults interested in aerospace or emergency services. I've been volunteering with this group off and on since the mid 90's, and the people that are part of this specifc unit are fantastic.

Brandon22

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member of this great organization for 20 years.