Oakhurst Cadet Squadron

is one of many squadrons serving under the command Florida Wing Civil Air Patrol. As a cadet squadron, the unit's membership consist primarily of cadets (12-21 years old) with a senior member (18 years old and older) staff. This squadron performs the tactical application of the Civil Air Patrol's Congressionally mandated missions: Aerospace Education and Cadet Programs, as well as Emergency Services such as Search and rescue.

 
 
 
National Cadet Special Activities (NCSA) 2017 Summer Season applications are open. Apply through 15 January for priority placement.

 
 

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of Regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees.

CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 70 lives annually.

Civil Air Patrol’s 58,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program.

Civil Air Patrol received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans.

Congressionally chartered 74 years ago, the nonprofit organization also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans.