Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron

Civil Air Patrol - The official auxiliary of the United States Air Force

2016 Activities

    Grumman Squadron personnel placed flags at the gravesite of our squadron's namesake and his wife on
May 29, 2016.


The Grumman family burial plot in Laurel Hollow, Nassau County.

Guide Dog Foundation Tour

     On July 23rd, 5 cadets and 2 senior members of our squadron attended a tour of the Guide
Dog Foundation's Smithtown facility. We were met by William A Krol, their Communications
Manager and Docent Hugh Reilly and Guide Dog, Hulu. Hugh led us through a powerpoint
orientation and then put Hulu through his paces to show us the training the dogs receive.
Hulu opened handicap switch equiped doors, picked up various articles including a set of
keys and a credit card and returned them to Hugh. While the dogs are trained not to bark,
Hugh demonstrated that Hulu would bark on command or, if his handler fell and was unresponsive,
to get help. 


Docent Hugh Reilly & Hulu



Tour Attendees - CAP Members and Families

     After the powerpoint orientation, we toured the facility where the trainers work and went
outside to see some of the acres of park like land where the dogs encounter roads, various
types of walks and curbs, gratings, low hanging obstacles and stairs (open and closed back types).
We finished the tour at the statue of one of the facility's first trained guide dogs.

CAP Members & Hulu at Guide Dog Statue

Address the Homeless

On the morning of August 27th. Squadron Officers and Cadets assisted others in Sorting and packing school supplies in backpacks for homeless children at the Community Resource Center in Amityville.

SCPD Aviation Unit

On the 8th of October, Cadets, seniors and parents from our squadron met at the Suffolk County Police Aviation Unit at Islip MacArthur airport for a tour of the facility. Two of the officers there explained how their helicopters are used for many emergencies including Search and Rescue anywhere on Long Island. Cadets were able to climb aboard on helicopter while its controls, instruments and equipment was explained. 

Cadet Orientation Flying

On each weekend in November, squadron cadets had the opportunity to meet at LI Group HQ and fly one of their 5 free orientation flights in our Cessna 172 aircraft.

Cadet Flying


C130 Orientation Flight

Cadet Encampment



Emergency Services GTM Training


Balloon Festival

Cadet Activity

Cadet Flightline Crew