Welcome to the Civil Air Patrol Fresno Composite Squadron 112 website. If you are wondering who we are and what we do, I hope that our website will provide answers to these questions and a look into our service to the Fresno and Central Valley area. Here is a brief review about us.
We are the Fresno area’s civilian side of the United States Air Force (USAF). We carry out missions assigned to us by the USAF, and other government agencies, in support of emergency services and disaster relief.
A few of these missions include Western Air Defense intercept training for pilots of the California Air National Guard 144th Fighter Wing; Predator Drone pilot training; locating and silencing activated aircraft, vessel, and personal beacons; and search and rescue efforts for downed aircraft, and missing or lost individuals.
We also work with FEMA and the California Office of Emergency Services to provide food distribution services during the COVID-19 pandemic, and aerial reconnaissance and damage assessment photography following disasters, including California’s devastating fires during recent years.
Our squadron also offers community outreach services to local educational institutions and educators supporting such topics as aviation, STEM, rocketry and aerospace, and cyber forensics. We offer flight opportunities to teachers and explore career opportunities with students in areas related to STEM, aerospace, and engineering, to name a few.
A major part of our program is devoted to our local youth, ages 12 to 21. We offer a military style, structured training program with the goal of facilitating the development of dynamic, productive citizens who will become our future leaders. We provide learning and training opportunities in areas such as leadership, emergency services, drill and ceremonies, character and ethical development, fitness, and life skills. Many of our cadets have been accepted to military academies over the years.
If, after reviewing our website, you are interested in more information on who we are and what we do, please contact us to explore your involvement opportunities.
Neil L Kuykendall, Lt Col, CAP
Commander, Fresno Composite Squadron 112
Watch this video to see more about what our cadets do at encampment.
Supporting America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development and promotion of air, space, and cyber power.
Civil Air Patrol, America's Air Force auxiliary, building the nation's finest force of citizen volunteers serving America.
Integrity, Volunteerism, Excellence and Respect.
Our Civil Air Patrol aircraft in the Fresno hangar.