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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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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
By Capt. Michelle Williams-Swing Each year Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members from around New York Wing are invited to participate in the New York State Fair in Syracuse. This year, cadets and senior members from squadrons across Central New York … Continue reading
WATERTOWN — Capt. Michaela Ormsbee of Lowville is the first woman commander of Fort Drum-Watertown Composite Squadron (NY-406). Central New York Group Commander Lt. Col. John Jones presided at the Change of Command Ceremony on July 13 at Watertown International … Continue reading
UTICA — The Utica Common Council unanimously passed a resolution June 4, commending the Central New York Civil Air Patrol for its work in search-and-rescue, emergency services, aerospace education and cadet-mentoring.