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

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



     Senior Members who hold a valid Private Pilot's License (PPL) may qualify to fly CAP aircraft and build flying time at a reduced cost not available elsewhere. From a high of $41 per hour wet when flying proficiency flights to free when flying transportation and Cadet Orientation flights with as little as 300 Pilot-In-Command (PIC) hours. With requisite Emergency Services training, pilots can fly observation, patrol and search and rescue missions. Pilots can also receive advanced training (Instrument Rating, Commercial License) in our aircraft at reduced cost.  That being said, CAP is not a government-funded flying club.  Successfully accomplishing missions assigned to us by the United States Air Force is our #1 priority.

     Senior Members who would like to fly but do not have a pilot's license can train as Mission Observers and Mission Scanners and fly with a Mission Pilot on Search and Rescue missions.  Senior Members who do not wish to fly but still want to participate in Emergency Services can take part in Search and Rescue activities by qualifying as Ground Team members and receive First-Aid, CPR, advanced life saving, land navigation and survival training at little cost.

CAP Professional Development

Not interested in Emergency Services? There are many other on-line and in-person courses that senior members can take to increase their knowledge (both personal and professional) which will also advance their career in CAP.

CAP Professional Development

       Senior Member Progression (required courses):

Level I Courses - Foundations, Cadet Protection, OPSEC and Equal Opportunity 

Level II Courses - Technician Rating - Squadron Leadership School, Officer Basic Course 

Level III Courses - Management - Corporate Learning Course 

Level IV Courses - Command Staff - Region Staff College

Level V Courses - Executive - National Staff College

Specialty Tracks for Senior Members

CAP Specialty Tracks for Senior Members

The Professional Development Specialty Training Program is the focal point of all senior member specialty training within CAP and provides a uniform knowledge base for CAP members at all levels. This helps to ensure the quality of specialty training throughout all of CAP's units. This consistent foundation of training, testing and experience for members allows them to perform the missions required by the U.S.A.F. and CAP.

Administration - Maintains master publications library. Prepares correspondence, reports, schedules, inventories, and requisitions.

Aerospace Education - Implements aerospace education activities and duties involving cadets, seniors, aerospace education members, communities and schools. Develops materials and activities and promotes aerospace education programs for the local community.

Cadet Programs - Conducts cadet training in aerospace education, leadership, physical fitness, moral leadership, and other activities. As special assistant to the commander, implements and monitors programs in cadet personnel and administration, cadet activities, aerospace education, or leadership laboratory.

Chaplain - Provides worship, liturgies, rites, and religious observations. Conducts pastoral counseling, spiritual nurture, and ethics and values instructions. Provides group pastoral care and spiritual renewal. Gives advice on religious, ethical, and quality of life concerns and maintains ecclesiastical and clergy relations.

Communications - Maintains and operates radio equipment. Familiarizes communications trainees with the basic concept of CAP communications operation. Operates CAP radio stations. Plans and conducts communications conferences, meetings and workshops.

Emergency Services - Assists the commander by managing and directing emergency service activities. Establishes working relationships with local agencies responsible for search and rescue, disaster relief, and other local emergencies. Develops emergency service plans, training programs, and standard operating procedures and maintains a rapid alerting system to assemble emergency service resources as needed.

Finance - Prepares unit budget, controls monies, monitors transactions, and prepares monthly activity reports. Keeps commander advised in all financial matters.

Historian - Responsible for the unitís historical program. Collects and preserves historically significant material.

Legal - Serves as the legal expert for a unit or squadron.

Logistics - Responsible for the receipt, storage, distribution, recovery, and proper disposal of all CAP property held by the unit.

Medical - Serves as the medical expert for a unit or squadron.

Moral Leadership - The MLO performs in a capacity similar to a chaplain, but is not required to meet the ecclesiastical endorsement and education level prerequisites for a chaplaincy.

Personnel - Performs duties related to processing unit personnel actions such as membership applications, promotions, and charter changes. Provides assistance and guidance to the unit commander and other staff members on all personnel matters.

Public Affairs - Assists the commander on all media relations and internal information matters. Acts as a liaison with other organizations and agencies as required.

Safety - Manages the safety program. Conducts accident investigations. Coordinates with other staff agencies to develop accident prevention procedures and collects data to determine safety program effectiveness

Senior Professional Development - Plans, coordinates, and schedules senior member training activities. Maintains unit training records and training library. Advises the commander on training required to meet the unitís staffing needs.

U.S.A.F. Distance-Learning Programs

U.S.A.F. Distance-Learning Programs

Depending on grade achieved/awarded, CAP members are eligible to enroll in the following U.S.A.F. distance-learning programs which are normally provided for U.S.A.F. Active Duty, Active Reserve and Air National Guard personnel:

1) Air Force Squadron Officer School (SOS):

     Enrollment - Member must be a Captain (or higher) and in good standing with CAP.

2) Air Force Air Command and Staff College (ACSC):

     Enrollment - Member must be a Major (or higher) and in good standing with CAP.

3) Air Force Air War College (AWC):

     Enrollment - Member must be a Lt. Colonel (or higher) and in good standing with CAP.

Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron

Upcoming Events (SQ,GRP and Wing)

Saturday, Oct 20 All Day
Sunday, Oct 21 at 5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, Oct 21 at 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday, Oct 23 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Annual ACS Walk at Jones Beach, October 20-21, 2018 (LIG)

This is a MANDATORY Event for all LI Group Members (Details)

Seniors and Cadet Staff who are bivouacing should arrive at Jones Beach between 1300 and 1400 on Saturday October 20th. All others should arrive between 1400 and 1500

ON Sunday October 20th arrive no later than 0530.



You must bring a Valid CAPID, a completed CAPF161 and CAPF32 to check in.

This is a rain or shine event. You must have appropriate clothing/gear or you will sent home.

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Wrealths Across America, October 27, 2018 (Leroy R. Grumman)

Wreaths Across America Fundraiser at Guinta's Meat Farms

October 27, 2018 for Squadron NY-153.

Guinta's Meat Farms

395 Fort Salonga Rd, Northport, NY 11768

Time: 09:00 AM to 1:00PM

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Wrealths Across America, October 28, 2018 (Leroy R. Grumman)

This is the Registration Form for Wreaths Across America Fundraiser at Stop N Shop

October 28, 2018 for Squadron NY-153.

Time: 9:00AM to 1:00 PM

Stop N Shop

454 Fort Salonga Rd, Northport, NY 11768

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Out of the Darkness Community Walk October 28, 2018(SQ10)

October 28, 2018 (Details)

Meet at Jones Beach - Field 5

OIC: Capt Volpe

Cadet OIC: TBD

Safety: TBD

**Van from LIG leaves 6:15 AM

Arrive at LIG: 6:00 AM

Dismissal: 1300


Bring necessary forms, hydration, snacks, jacket.

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Long Island Group Aviation Day, November 10, 2018 at 09:00AG (LIG)

Long Island Group will be Holding an Aviation Day on November 10, 2018.

start time will be at 09:00 AM. If you are interested please sign up ASAP.

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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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