Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron, NER-NY-153

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.

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Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron (NER-NY-153)

Meet on Tuesday, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

79 Middleville Road, Northport, NY 11768

Upcoming Events (SQ,GRP and Wing)

Sunday, Apr 25 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Apr 27 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday, May 1 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, May 2 1:00 PM
Tuesday, May 4 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Long Island Group Wreaths Across America, Dec 15, 2018

Wreaths Across America

Saturday, December 15, 2018

10:00 AM 2:30 PM

Long Island National Cemetery (map)

Join us for the Wreaths Across America Memorial Ceremony. This moving ceremony allows us to honor those that have served our country while teaching others of their sacrifice. Parents, friends, family and the general public are welcome!

Uniform - BDU / ABU or Alternate Cadet Uniform. NOTE THAT THIS IS A COLD WEATHER EVENT - warm coat (civilian ok), gloves & hats are required.


Required Items - CAP Form 60-80 and two CAP Form 161's as well as bottled water and a snack. PLEASE make sure you have eaten prior to the event.

OIC - Capt. Mark Del Orfano, CAP Safety Officer - TBD

Squadron Holiday Party on December 18th, 2018

Leroy R. Grumman Holiday Party on December 18th,2018

at VA Hospital Squadron Meeting Hall

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30PM

Family and Friends are invited

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