Great Start

Great Start: 2017 Toledo GLR-016 Cadets look forward a "Great Start" in 2017. Great Start is for all new cadets (and prospective cadets who are still thinking about or in the process of joining CAP) to help you move ahead and learn more about CAP. Cadet Great Start transforms ordinary youth into Cadet Airmen in 5 short weeks. Some hallmarks of the program include: Provides a standardized, easy to use curriculum Challenges cadet officers and NCOs as instructors Builds trust between CAP leaders and parents Includes a plan for managing administrative tasks Involves cadets in exciting, hands-on activities Concludes with a graduation and promotion to Cadet Airman including getting the first stripe! The Cadet Program is designed to instill in cadets a sense of personal responsibility and self-discipline. Cadets – not their parents – are responsible for preparing their uniform, planning ahead to juggle school and other obligations, and signing up…

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Aerospace Education

Aerospace Education in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is one of the three missions that are mandated by the law that created CAP.  The Aerospace Education programs provide an understanding and an appreciation of aviation and of space exploration.  A knowledge of Aerospace Education provides an understanding of  the total impact of air and space technology upon our society. What are the membership programs in Aerospace? There are two special Aerospace Education programs for teachers and educators in the Civil Air Patrol.  There is the Aerospace Education Member program (AEM) and the Aerospace Education Officer program (AEO). AEM The Aerospace Education Member program is for teachers and educators who want to have access to the Aerospace Education materials and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) materials. There is a one time membership fee of $35.  This membership does not allow the member to wear the uniform or participate in Emergency…

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Emergency Services

 Search and Rescue     Perhaps best known for its search-and-rescue efforts, CAP flies more than 85 percent of all federal inland search-and-rescue missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fl. Outside the continental United States, CAP supports the Joint Rescue Coordination Centers in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Just how effective are the CAP missions? Nearly 100 people are saved each year by CAP members. Disaster Relief   Another important service CAP performs is disaster-relief operations. CAP provides air and ground transportation and an extensive communications network. Volunteer members fly disaster-relief officials to remote locations and provide manpower and leadership to local, state and national disaster-relief organizations. CAP has formal agreements with many government and humanitarian relief agencies including the American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and the U.S. Coast Guard. Humanitarian Services   CAP flies humanitarian missions, usually in…

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About Toledo Composite Squadron



We are particularly proud of our Cadet Program. As one of the largest squadrons in the state, we give training to youth in areas of leadership, decision making, and education about aviation and space. Cadets also have the opportunity to receive training in the emergency services program. Cadets that progress through the program receive additional benefits if they choose to join the military. Service in CAP also provides youth an outstanding means of giving back to their community. The great friendships they start in CAP will last them a life-time. When cadets turn age 21 they can become senior members and continue their work in CAP....

Thinking About Joining

If you are a young man or woman interested in the cadet program feel free to join us at one of our meetings. We’d like you to visit us three times before you sign (and pay membership fees) so you’re sure this is for you. You’ll be assigned to our Great Start group and begin learning about CAP right away...

Events / Agenda

Toledo GLR-016 Composite Squadron meets Thursday nights at 7pm, at the 180th Air National Guard Base (ANGB) at 2665 South Eber Road Swanton, OH 43558. We observe the following uniform rotation:

1st Tuesday: BDU - Safety / Inspections / Drill

2nd Tuesday: BDU - Emergency Services / PT

3rd Tuesday: BDU - Aerospace

4th Tuesday: Blues - Aerospace / Promotions

We do not meet on months when there are five Thursdays....