Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. CAP has over 240 members across six squadrons in Central New York.
We perform emergency services and disaster relief efforts as directed by the Air Force, we have a cadet program for youth 12-18 years old, and we promote aviation and aerospace education in the community.
The Central New York Group covers eight counties and 9,462 square miles. Our aircraft is a Cessna 182 with an airborne repeater, and we have HF and VHF radio capabilities across three mission bases.
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Three members of Central New York Group recently received awards for their performance, training and professional development — Cadet MSgt. Nicholas Krupa, Maj. Shawn Herrmann and Maj. Robert Ormsbee.
SYRACUSE — A UPS facility in Syracuse recently got a surprise evening visit from a Civil Air Patrol search-and-rescue team looking for an emergency locator beacon (ELT) that the U.S. Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) was tracking after receiving multiple reports from pilots and air traffic control.
The distress beacon, like an airbag, is activated automatically when a plane goes down.
FULTON — The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) has named Nicholas A. Krupa of Cato, NY as its national Cadet NCO of the Year, New York Wing Commander Col. Steven Perta announced.
Cadet Master Sgt. Krupa, also selected as New York Wing and Northeast Region Cadet NCO of the Year, is active with Central New York Group’s F.R. Sussey Composite Squadron in Fulton. The award was announced at CAP’s 2014 national conference in August in Las Vegas.
The patch is a result of a design contest, with Maj Earl Holdren of the F.R. Sussey squadron submitting the winning design. Click on the patch to see a high resolution version.