About Carroll Composite Squadron
Civil Air Patrol - Citizens Serving Their Communities -- Above & Beyond
The Carroll Composite Squadron prides itself in our execution of Civil Air Patrol’s three missions: Emergency Services, Cadet Programs and Aerospace Education, which is evident by the Squadron recognition as Maryland Wing’s Squadron of the Year for 2010 and the 2012 Group II Squadron of the Year. As Emergency Services volunteers, Carroll Squadron’s personnel are highly trained and ready to perform search and rescue, disaster relief, emergency service, and homeland security missions for the state. For example, as part of the Maryland Wing’s commitment to the state of Maryland, Carroll Squadron conducts “Bay Patrols” over the Chesapeake Bay on assigned weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day, assisting boaters if needed. This is just one of the Squadron's many, many missions. Please look through our website for additional information.
Carroll Squadron’s Cadet Program focuses on leadership skills, aerospace education, and physical fitness. The Cadets are able to participate in a number of activities, both within the state and across the nation. For instance, the Maryland Wing Powered Flight Solo School, the Aerospace Academy, the Cadet Survival School, the Tri-Wing Encampment, and the National Honor Guard Academy are just a few of the activities the Cadets can accomplish within the state. Outside the state, the Cadets can participate in the National Flight Academy, Cadet Officer School, International Air Cadet Exchange, and thirty other national cadet special activities.
Aerospace Education is an integral part of Civil Air Patrol for both cadets and adult members. Members learn about the history of flight and discuss the future of air and space exploration. Cadets experience the thrill of flight through both powered and glider orientation rides where their book-knowledge of aerodynamics is demonstrated in the air. As you are looking through our website, be aware that if you are an adult looking for ways to serve your community or a parent looking to find something that your child can direct their focus and energy on, there is something for you here.
Please stop by and visit us during the Squadron’s regular Tuesday night meeting. All are welcome.