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Col Francis S. Gabreski Squadron Cadet Member & Parent Briefing. Welcome. Thanks for your interest in the Civil Air Patrol and welcome to the Col Francis S. Gabreski Squadron .
Thanks for your interest in the Civil Air Patrol and welcome to the Col Francis S. Gabreski Squadron.
On Long Island there are a total of 6 squadrons that have both cadets and adults as members and 1 that has only adults.
All 7 squadrons are members of the Long Island Group, which is a member of the New York Wing, and Northeast Region of the CAP.
Civil Air Patrol has a strong Policy of Nondiscrimination
from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to
discrimination in any CAP program or activity on the basis
of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, or disability
minimum age requirement will be denied membership in
CAP on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national
origin, or disability (formerly handicap).
The Civil Air Patrol Drug Demand Reduction program helps to instill an aggressive, positive, drug-free attitude in Civil Air Patrol members through a comprehensive program that:
Civil Air Patrol Squadrons generally have
3 types of members:
All members must be citizens of the USA or registered aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residency
Maj. Louis Fenech Commander
Maj. Cheryl Dorfman Deputy Commander of Seniors
Maj. Robert Poggioli Testing Officer/Historian
Capt. James Ridley Deputy Commander of Cadets
Capt. Diane Collazo Recruiting Officer
Capt. Paul Ryan Character Development Officer
Capt. Nate Hillard Emergency Services Officer
1Lt. Amy Darwell Safety Officer
2Lt. Dennis Woytowitz Aerospace Officer/Supply Off.
2Lt. Debbie Woytowitz Asst. Aerospace Officer/Testing
2Lt. William Schecher Asst. Character Dev. Officer
TFO Joshua Medina Drug Demand Reduction Officer
FO Ike Nelson Asst. Emergency Services Off.
FO Kerry Netusil Asst IT Officer
FO Vincent Kudelcyz Asst. DDR Officer
FO Stephen Scammaca IT Officer
C/1Lt Heather WestCadet Commander
"I pledge to serve faithfully in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program and that I will attend meetings regularly, participate actively in unit activities, obey my officers, wear my uniform properly and advance my education and training rapidly to prepare myself to be of service to my community, state and nation."
The Squadron meets every WEDNESDAY from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the
Patchogue Armory100 Barton Avenue Patchogue, NY 11772
A new Cadet must attend 3 meetings before making an application for membership
Why do cadets wear uniforms?CAP uses uniforms to promote teamwork and develop self-discipline. The uniform motivates cadets to set high standards for themselves and to live their core values of integrity, volunteer service, excellence, and respect. Additionally, cadets practice military customs and courtesies as part of their leadership training. Uniforms are the direct responsibility of the Member.
Members who do not have a complete uniform should wear Black pants and a White shirt with dress shoes.
No promotions will be made for members out of uniform.
(Includes Squadron hat, Squadron T-Shirt, Squadron Coin)
$32.00 National Dues
(Includes Cadet’s Books and ID Card)
$35.00 Squadron Dues
$63.00 National Dues
(These items can be acquired over time)
Excellence, & Respect
The core values outlined above serve as the foundation for how CAP members treat one another; how they treat the recipients of CAP’s humanitarian service; and how they care for the corporate assets under their control. These basic commandments form CAP’s ethical centerline – a moral compass for the organization.
This is the very fiber of all core values; without it all other core values cannot prevail. It is the cornerstone for all that is moral and just in our society. It is more than simple honesty. It embraces other attributes such as courage, responsibility, accountability, justice, openness, self-respect, and humility. Lastly, this core value means CAP members must practice the highest standards of self-discipline.
CAP adopted this core value because it reflects the very essence of the organization—service to humanity. All CAP volunteers willingly give of their time, energy, and personal resources. Moreover, many have made the ultimate sacrifice by losing their lives while serving the organization. As a minimum, this core value implies a commitment on the part of all CAP members to place the organization’s purposes first and foremost. This process starts with the member’s agreement to obey the rules and regulations of CAP and the Air Force. In this regard, self-discipline is an absolute must.
This core value reflects CAP’s continuous effort to be the very best and to consistently improve its humanitarian service to America. From personal appearance to resource management, excellence must be the goal of all CAP members.
CAP members come from all walks of life. Therefore, it is extremely important that members treat each other with fairness and dignity, and work together as a team. To do otherwise would seriously impair CAP’s capability to accomplish the mission.
Maj Fenech 631-398-8511
Maj Dorfman 516-456-4046
Capt Ridley 631-730-0552
Capt Collazo 631-252-4338
A: No, but some do. Cadets who earn the Billy Mitchell Award may enter the Air Force at an advanced grade (E-3) if they choose to enlist. The service academies and ROTC also look favorably on CAP experience. Approximately 10% of the USAF Academy cadet corps got their start in CAP.
A: CAP expects cadets to participate actively, but of course CAP recognizes that cadets have school, family, and other obligations that take priority. We meet weekly for about 2 1/2 hours and offer special activities on the weekends and during the summer. If a cadet is unable to attend a CAP activity, they should let their element leader know in advance. Like any extra-curricular activity, cadets will get out of CAP only what they put into it.
A: CAP takes its responsibility to safeguard youth very seriously. The adult volunteers who interact with cadets (known as CAP Officers) have been fingerprinted and screened by the FBI. Also, as part of their leadership training, advanced cadets lead and mentor new cadets under the guidance of senior members. For more information, see our cadet protection policy.
A: Of course, school comes first. CAP expects cadets to maintain "satisfactory performance" at school, as defined by the cadet's parents. Because CAP emphasizes self-discipline, it's not uncommon for cadets to see their grades increase as a result of their participation in the Cadet Program.