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Commander's Welcome

We welcome you to the official webpage of the Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (OH-115 GLR).  Civil Air Patrol is the official civilian (volunteer) auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and a member of their ‘Total Force’.   Civil Air Patrol, as an organization, regularly participates in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) missions to assess damage from hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and other natural or man-made disasters. 


The Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker Squadron is a Composite Squadron.  A composite squadron has both cadets (ages 12-21) and Senior Members (Adults from 18 years).  Although senior members in a composite squadron generally do work with the cadets in some capacity, we have duty assignments for adult members that do not require interaction with cadets.  We can offer some assignments that are generally work from home, virtual or a combination of all the above.   

The Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program transforms youth into dynamic Americans and successful leaders.  The curriculum focuses on leadership, aerospace, fitness** and character. As our cadets participate in these four elements, they advance through a series of achievements, earning honors and increased responsibilities along the way. We offer opportunities for cadets to experience orientation flights in CAP aircraft, earn their pilot’s license or learn to fly a non-powered glider. 

The offerings in Emergency Services are limitless and our squadron is proud to have aided in various ways throughout the Covid-19 pandemic right here in central Ohio.  Our members are offered courses that are beneficial to them, not only as a member of our squadron and CAP as an organization, but in almost every other aspect of their lives.  From First Aid to mission trainings to Ground Team certification and beyond, there is a world of experience to be had in CAP.    

We welcome anyone interested to come and visit our squadron to learn more about the program and its leadership, community service, aviation, emergency services and cadet programs.  We meet every Monday evening at 7 PM at the Whitehall VFW, 4100 East Main St., Whitehall, OH. PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the Covid-19 restrictions/requirements, we are requesting that you contact us ahead of your scheduled visit so we are better able to accommodate your visit.  If you have questions or wish to attend as a guest, please contact me at: Elizabeth.saunders@ohwg.cap.gov

**Civil Air Patrol does not preclude membership due to medical conditions or disabilities and is committed to doing everything we reasonably can to help members succeed. Participation in certain activities may be limited for the members safety depending on their condition, illness or disability.



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