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

Civil Air Patrol - The Official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

Activity's for 2017

Long Island Group Military Ball, Holbrook, NY2/4/2017
Hofstra Color Guard Event  (Squadron Activity) 2/18/2017
Floyd Bennett Field Activity, Queens, NY  2/26/2017
Airman's Academy, Bayport Aerodrome, Bayport, NY 3/18/2017
Lery R. Grumman Color Guard presenation at the VA Nursing Home 3/18/2017
Vintage Transportation-Antique Car Show, Bayport Aerodrome, Bayport, NY 5/21/2017
Decoration of Graves, Calverton, Calverton, NY 5/27/2017
Memorial Day Weekend Activities (Airshow), Islip, NY 5/27/2017
Bayport Aerodrome Pancake Breakfast Fly-in, Bayport, NY 6/11/2017
SEAL Lt Michael Murphy 4 mile run/walk 6/24/2017
Bridge Dedication for Specialist Baylis, Oakdale, NY 7/8/2017
TLC Course at LIG 8/6/2017
New York Wing Traex, Long Island Group 08/12-13/2017
CTWG Encampment 08/14-20/2017
Holbrook Carnival/Fair, Holbrook, NY 08/17-20/2017
Longwood Estates Fair 09/9-10/2017
Cadet O-Flights 9/23/2017
Squadron Leadship School 09/23-24/2017
Wreaths Across America Squadron Fundraiser, Northport, NY 9/30/2017
Public Affair Officer Workshop Course, Holbrook, NY 10/1/2017
Alexander?s Angels walk, Copiague, NY 10/14/2017
ACS Walk at Jones Beach - Bivouac 10/14-15/2017


October 14-15, 2017 - Jones Beach Cancer Walk 14-15 October.  Long Island Group HQ.

October 14, 2017 - Alexander Angels Walk envisions a world where individuals with Down syndrome are not defined by their disability but by their individuality.


The long term goal of Alexander's Angels is to promote recognition of the often overlooked attributes of individuals with Down syndrome by highlighting their abilities.

Alexander's Angels aims to raise awareness outside the Down syndrome community by continuing working with local colleges, corporations, the community at large, and with Down syndrome organizations in a collaborative effort to promote a better understanding of people with Down syndrome by presenting the person with Down syndrome for what he/she is, a person with feelings and abilities much like anyone else. To that end Alexander's Angels aims to organize events that showcase to the community-at-large special talents within the Down syndrome community.

October 9, 2017 - Commander Peter Cubano had the honor to promoto two of her Senior members.

2d Lt Maureen Gerdvil and 2d Lt Joseph L. Saracono

October 3, 2017 - Commander Peter Cubano had the honor to promote two cadet members.

Cadet Joanna R. Gerdvil was promoted to the rank of C/Sra

Cadet Nicole A. Schafer was promoted to the rank of C/CMSgt

September 30, 2017 - The Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron did a fundraiser to rise money for Wreaths across America on Saturday.  Had a great time and rise a lot of money that day.

Sept 9-10, 2017 - Longwood Estates Fair, Corner of Smith Road and Longwood Road, Ridge, NY 11961

Longwood Estate History: Listed on the National Register of historic places, the Longwood Estate clearly is a Town of Brookhaven treasure.

This land was the domain of the pre-eminent Smith family until 1968. In 1974, with development nipping at its flanks, the property was acquired by the town.

Geographically, the estate consisted of farmland, pasture, woods, river fronts, ponds, and the long swamp itself, headwaters of the Peconic River. Tenant farmers worked the land and timber was the most valuable commodity.

The estate was in a remote area with approx 7,000 acres running from the Connecticut River (now known as Carman's River) east of Manorville, and south along South Country Road. The property was handed down through the generations and in 1817 William Syndey Smith became the proprietor.

William Smith married Eleanor Jones from Cold Spring Harbor and raised 10 children on the estate with the now enlarged home to accommodate them. Longwood estate became a profitable business in livestock, and wood cutting where a wood mill in Yaphank was instrumental in the development of the Long Island Railroad. William served as Brookhaven Supervisor from 1829 till 1834, was Suffolk County Treasurer, and a New York State Legislator.

William passed away in 1879 at the age of 83 and Eleanor in 1884 at 79 years old. Their grandchildren took to the caretaking and preservation of the estate.

William Sidney Tangier and Helen Tangier Smith willed the estate to Elbert Clayton Smith and it was Bert who donated 51 acres to the Longwood School District and the Greenbelt land to Suffolk County.

Upon his death in 1968, his widow sold the estate to Levitt real estate developers. The contents of the home were auctioned off.

Then in 1973, developer Wilbur Breslin and Herbert Carmel purchased the property for commercial and industrial development. Brookhaven Town officials and area residents strongly opposed the plan and in 1974, Breslin and Carmel donated the manor house and 35 acres of land to the Town of Brookhaven.

During its two hundred year history, the house knew fallow periods-and a notable 60 year Golden Age of love, family, and bustling activity. The estate now is the host to various activities for the residents to enjoy.

August 17-20, 2017 - 2017 Annual Holbrook Carnival! – Holbrook Chamber of Commerce

August 6, 2017 - Long Island Group held a TLC Course at LIG HQ.

The TLC Basic Course is the first out of three levels of courses for all Senior Members involved in Cadet Programs. Some learning objectives for this course is to articulate the Cadet Programs vision, to include referencing the key traits of cadet life, the program elements and the outcomes each produces, and an explanation of the promotion process. Another learning objective is to be able to explain the roles and responsibilities of cadet programs officers serving at the squadron level, with special regard to leadership dynamics, as the adult’s role changes when the cadet staff’s readiness changes. Other objectives include being able to describe operating principles for squadron-level cadet programs, including Cadet Great Start, weekly meetings and activities, and using the Quality Cadet Unit Award as a self-assessment and managerial tool. There is also an Intermediate Course and Advanced Course (which is anticipated to be released in the Spring).

July 8, 2017 - Francis S. Gabreski Cadet Squadron NY-117 had the honor of presenting the colors and with the support of the Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron NY-153 at the bridge dedication to Specialist Matthew W. Baylis.

OAKDALE—The bridge that carries travelers on Oakdale-Bohemia Road over Sunrise Highway was given a new identity last Saturday, July 8 when a sign was unveiled naming it the “Specialist Matthew E. Baylis Memorial Bridge.” NYS Senator Phil Boyle presided over a ceremony that was attended by elected officials, local residents and family and friends of the fallen hero, who was killed in action in Iraq on May 31, 2007.

At the ceremony, Sen. Boyle thanked all of the elected officials that helped him to see that the bridge would be named in honor of this American hero. “Fittingly, as people drive under this bridge, for many years to come, they will always be reminded of the service and sacrifice Matthew gave to our great nation,” said Boyle.

June 11, 2017 - Bayport Aerodrome Pancake Breakdfast at Bayport Airport.

June 6, 2017 - Leroy R. Grumman Promotion Night.

May 27, 2017 - Memorial Day Air Show with the Thunder Birds at MacArthur Airport, Islip, New York Long Island Group, Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary. 

May 27, 2017 -The Col Francis S. Gabreski Squadron and the Leroy R. Grumman Squadron had the honor of placing wreaths to our falling Veterans.  Long Island Group, Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary. 

May 21, 2017 - Bayport Vintage Cars & Airplanes celebration with Long Island Group. Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary at Bayport, New York.

March 18, 2017 - The Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron had the honor of presenting the colors at the VA Nursing Home at Northport, New York. 

Febraury 26, 2017 - The Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron Visit Floyd Bennett Field Airport, Brooklyn, New York.

Floyd Bennett Field, now a National Park, was New York City's first municipal airport. Opened in 1933, it became Naval Air Station - New York during WWII. It was the point of departure for many famous flights, including those of Wiley Post, "Wrong Way" Corrigan, and most notably, the destination of John Glen's record setting transcontinental Project Bullet in 1957. It is no longer in general use for aviation, although it continues to function as the home base for the NYPD's helicopter unit.

The Tuskegee Airmen was an all-black fighter unit in WWII. Formed after much discrimination, they flew a number of aircraft, but are most famous for their exploits in P-51 mustangs. Although somewhat exaggerated, they had the reputation of having never lost a bomber they were escorting.

The H. A, R. P. is a community of volunteers dedicated to restoring aircraft that once used the airfield. Among the many planes being worked on are a PBY-5 Catalina, a Grumman G-21 Goose flying boat, a Douglas C-47 (the military version of the DC-3), a Lockheed P2V Neptune anti-submarine patrol plane, and a Sikorsky HH-3 air-sea rescue helicopter.

Febraury 18, 2017 - the Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron had the honor of presenting the colors at the Hofstra Basketball game at the college.

December 20, 2016 - The Color Guard team of the Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron of the Long Island Group, New York Wing was giving the honor of presenting colors for the opening ceremony at Calverton National Cemetery.  

On the third Saturday in the month of December the Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron’s Color Guard participated in Wreaths Across America, a nationwide program which distributed holiday wreaths as a tribute to Veterans laid to rest at VA national cemeteries and state Veterans cemeteries. This program was founded by company president Morrill Worcester whereby he wanted to honor Veterans, active duty military and their families. His goal was to remind the public to remember the Veterans, honor their service, and teach children the value of freedom.

The Civil Air Patrol, Boy and Girl Scouts of America, local citizens, veterans and families placed the wreaths on the graves of men and women that once served our country. The squadrons of Long Island Group were brought together to participate in this event to honor the veterans that served our country.

December 11th 2016 - The Leroy R. Grumman Squadron’s Color Guard was privileged to be a part of the Snowball Express with American Airlines at JFK Airport in New York, an organization dedicated to bring holiday

Open House

On January 31, cadets and officers of the squadron held an open house to recruit new members. In addition to one computer displaying  information on CAP and our squadron snd numerous CAP information magazine and pamphlets, two other computers were set up with Flight Simulator. Cadets and seniors greeted parents and children who attended. One parent was signed up as a senior member and one potential cadet submitted his application. In addition, another parent and two other potential cadets expressed their interest in joining

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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)

Tuesday, Oct 26 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday, Nov 2 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday, Nov 3 at 8:00 AM - Monday, Nov 8 4:00 PM
Friday Nov 5 - Sunday Nov 7

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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