United States Air Force Auxiliary
Civil Air Patrol
Established in 1963, Weir Cook Cadet Squadron is one of Indiana Wing's oldest and most decorated squadrons.

    The squadron meets on Monday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Vincennes Aviation Technolgy Building.

    The Vincennes Aviation Technology building is located at Indianapolis International Airport on Hoffman Road on the northwest side of the airport.  Visitors welcome.

    The Civil Air Patrol is the Auxiliary of the United States Air Force.  It has a cadet program open to 12 through 17 year olds.  Senior membership is open to adults age 18 and over .

The mission of Civil Air Patrol is: Aerospace Education, Emergency Services, and Youth Leadership.
Our Color Guard has won more competitions than any other unit in the region
As a cadet squadron, the cadet staff focus on learning leadership skills as well as planning and running the meeting and cadet activities.
Emergency Services
Weir Cook Cadet Squadron particpates in emergency services, and cadets train in ground search and rescue teams, communications, disaster relief, and other related areas.  Above: cadets practice a disater relief operation. Right: A cadet practices using an electronic direction finder for locating missing aircraft.
Aerospace Education
Cadets study aerospace education in their textbooks which is augmented by activities.  Left: Cadets tour the the Purdue University aerospace education department.  Above: Cadets load up for an orientation flight on a C141 aircraft.
Cadet Program
Team building exercise during a squadron meeting.
Completing acheivements through the program.
Rapelling during summer camp.
Orientation during summer camp.
Paper airplane contest at squadron meeting.
Cadets have a variety of activities and opportunities available for them through the Civil Air Patrol cadet program.
This page was last updated on: March 9, 2006
Visitors since September 2002
Weir Cook Cadet Squadron

1994 Squadron of Merit

1995 Squadron of Merit

1996 Indiana Cadet Squadron of the Year

1997 Indiana Cadet Squadron of the Year

3 Unit Citations

1997 National Color Guard Competion Champions

5 Indiana Cadet of the Year Award winners

3 Indiana Cadet NCO of the Year winners

2 Indiana Senior Member of the Year winners

8 Spaatz Awards
(highest cadet achievment)
Almost 20% of Spaatz awards from Indiana

8 International Air Cadet Exchange participants

3 Great Lakes Region Color Guard Competion Championships

4 Indiana Wing Color Guard Championships

7 Cadets have gone on to either the USAF Academy, Navel Academy, or Westpoint

10 Cadets attended flight encampments or received flight scholarships

11 greaduates of Cadet Officer School

7 presidents of Indiana Cadet Advisory Council

27 various Indiana Wing awards

1 IN Wing Commander

1 GLR Commander

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Come and vist one of our squadron meetings any Monday night.

To get to the Vincennes Aviation Technology building- go west on Washington Street to Girls School Road,  Turn south on Girls School (past ATA) to Perimeter Road.  Turn right and go to the four-way stop sign.  Turn left on Hoffman and follow the road around.  The building will be on the left.

Visitors are welcome.

Building a survival shelter during a squadron campout.

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