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Community service and volunteers serving Long Island Group with junior after school military aviation for scholarships pilot aviation physical fitness and emergency services training programs including boy scouts and girl scouts explorer members and JROTC cadets and venturing troops in the County of Nassau and Suffolk Long Island MacArthur Airport Ronkonkoma 11779 Holbrook 11741

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Thank you for your interest in New York Wing's Long Island Group CAP. We are a unit of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary, with outreach in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Forceís 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 90 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 78 lives annually.

Civil Air Patrolís 56,000 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.

Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans.
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More than 350 volunteer members
representing seven squadrons of Long Island Group serve Nassau and Suffolk Counties, overseen and supported by Long Island Group Command Staff. Long Island Group Headquarters is based at Long Island MacArthur Airport.

We are continually recruiting new members who have an interest in community service and aviation, and invite you click on the link below for additional information.

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Meeting Schedule

Commander Call
First Thursday of Month  @ 19:30 Local

Group Staff Meeting
Third Thursday of Month  @ 19:30 Local

CAC Meeting
First Thursday & Third Wed of Month  @ 19:15 Local


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Auxiliary of the US Air Force
Emergency Services - Cadet Programs - Aerospace Education