You’ve found America’s best kept secret, right here in New Jersey. We are the Civil Air Patrol's Maj. Thomas B. McGuire Composite Squadron. Our membership includes both cadets (ages 12-18) and senior members (21 and above). 

What is Civil Air Patrol (CAP)? 

CAP is a congressionally chartered, federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force (USAF). We are a volunteer organization with an aviation-minded membership that includes people from all backgrounds, lifestyles and occupations. 

Our focus is on three congressionally assigned core missions: 
1. Emergency services, which includes search and rescue (by air and ground) and disaster relief operations 
2. Aerospace education for youth and the general public 
3. Cadet programs for teenage youth 

In addition, CAP has been tasked with homeland security and courier service missions. CAP also performs non-auxiliary missions for various governmental and private agencies, such as local law enforcement and the American Red Cross.

Interested in learning more? Save the date September 10, 2018 @ 630PM for our OPEN HOUSE

Take some time to browse through the websites for CAP’s National Headquarters and our squadron. Learn about our core missions. Check out our Facebook page. Then come visit us. We meet every Monday evening, except for national holidays, from 1830 – 2030 (6:30 – 8:30 pm). Summer hours: 1830 – 2130. Our meeting location is Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Building 3412, Neely Road, Wrightstown, NJ 08562. 

To attend the open house, you MUST be pre-registered at least 48 hours in advance.  Please contact anyone below for registration to our open house. The Open House will provide an excellent learning opportunity about the the Civil Air Patrol and it will also be a chance to interact closely with our squadron members. 

We thank you for your interested and we look forward to meeting you.

1Lt Peter Toth                                        Capt Bill Petzinger                          SM Hazel Cerra
Squadron Commander                          Public Affairs Officer                       Recruiter & Retention Officer
peter.toth@njwg.cap.gov                      bill.petzinger@njwg.cap.gov           hazel.cerra@njwg.cap.gov

Next Open House date: November 5, 2018


United States Air Force Auxiliary 
PO Box 16168 
McGuire AFB, NJ 08641-6099 

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