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Alaska Wing Civil Air Patrol
The Alaska Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary
Associated branches
United States Air Force
Executive staff
Commander Col. Douglas Staats
Current statistics
Squadrons 17
Cadets 187
Seniors 588
Total Membership 775
Statistics as of 2014[1]

The Alaska Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Alaska. Alaska Wing headquarters are located in Elmendorf Air Force Base.[2] The Alaska Wing consists of over 700 cadet and adult members at over 17 locations across the state of Alaska.[3]

Mission[edit | edit source]

The Civil Air Patrol has three primary missions: providing emergency services; providing cadet programs for youth; and providing aerospace education.[4]

Emergency services[edit | edit source]

The Civil Air Patrol provides emergency services, including: search and rescue missions; disaster relief, including providing air and ground transportation of emergency supplies and disaster relief officials to disaster areas; humanitarian services, including the transport of blood and human tissue; Air Force support; and counter-drug operations.[4]

Cadet programs[edit | edit source]

Cadets aged 12 to 21 may participate in a 16-step cadet program which includes aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.[4]

Aerospace education[edit | edit source]

The CAP provides education for both CAP members and the general public; internal training is provided to cadets and senior members through the CAP program, while education is provided to the general public through workshops conducted through the education system.[4]

Organization[edit | edit source]

The Alaska Wing is divided into seventeen squadrons, which report to the headquarters located at Elmendorf Air Force Base.[5]

Lt. Col. Stuart Goering, Alaska Civil Air Patrol Wing, prepares an external hard drive for the ARCHER system before a May 15 Alaska Shield/Northern Edge mission mapping the Alaskan Pipeline.

Mark Biron, Civil Air Patrol 71st Composite Squadron member, pilots a CAP Cessna 172 over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex.

Squadrons of the Alaska Wing[5]
Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
AK000 Alaska Wing Headquarters Squadron Elmendorf Air Force Base
AK009 Ninth Composite Squadron Fairbanks
AK010 Homer Flight Homer
AK011 Kenai Composite Squadron Kenai
AK015 Anchorage Polaris Composite Squadron Elmendorf Air Force Base
AK022 Juneau Southeast Composite Squadron Juneau
AK025 Seward Composite Squadron Seward
AK065 Baranof Composite Squadron Sitka
AK066 Bethel Composite Squadron Bethel
AK068 Bristol Bay Flight King Salmon
AK071 Eielson 71st Composite Squadron Eielson Air Force Base
AK072 Valdez Composite Squadron Valdez
AK073 Mat-Su Minutemen Cadet Squadron Wasilla
AK076 Birchwood Composite Squadron Chugiak
AK087 Kodiak Island Composite Squadron Kodiak
AK092 Yukon Composite Squadron Galena
AK099 Alaska State Legislative Squadron Elmendorf Air Force Base

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