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OLIVE BRANCH DESOTO COMPOSITE SQUADRON (SER-MS-096)

DeSoto Composite Squadron is looking for committed cadets and senior members who want to volunteer their time to help Civil Air Patrol achieve its missions.  The best way to find out if Civil Air Patrol is for you is to attend a meeting or two to see if Civil Air Patrol is for you - Please feel free to check our calendar and visit our next meeting:

Our Location

The Senior members meet at Friendship Church 3250 Pleasant Hill Road Olive Branch Ms, 38654. Cadets meet every Monday at 6:30 pm

When We Meet

Except for holidays, our Squadron meets from January through November, we may not meet in December so check the calendar for further information (see calendar).

  • Senior Members:  Meet on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm.

  • Cadets:  Meet every Monday at 6:30 pm

Common Questions.

Q I'm not a pilot...Can I still join?
A:  Absolutely!  CAP offers many avenues of volunteer service. Special skill sets are always needed including legal services, public relations, personnel, and administration. Volunteers who serve the squadron through community outreach, media relations, and administrative responsibilities are just as important as the crews that fly the airplanes.CAP's professional development program and emergency services operations afford non-pilots a plethora of training opportunities and duty positions.

Q:  By joining CAP, do I become a member of the military?
A:  No.  While CAP is the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such follows its military-based customs, courtesies, and organizational structure, members are not military themselves and do not incur any type of military obligation.

QAre there membership dues?
A:
  Yes.  A member's first year is covered by the fee sent in when they apply.
Annual national membership renewal is $35.00 for Cadets and $65.00 for Seniors Members.

* For more in-depth information about CAP and how to get started please contact our admin officer.

CIVIL AIR PATROL SQUADRONS IN MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi Wing Civil Air Patrol - Wikipedia
Local UNITS, called SQUADRONS, are the heart that makes Civil Air Patrol tick.
SQUADRONS are scattered strategically over the entire state, and we are always
looking for interest in starting a new unit in your area.
Members join Civil Air Patrol through a local SQUADRON but serve as
one Civil Air Patrol with members from all over the country.
                 
SER-MS-001  STATEWIDE                               MISSISSIPPI WING HEADQUARTERS
SER-MS-048  BILOXI                                       COL BERTA A. EDGE COMPOSITE SQADRON
SER-MS-051  PASCAGOULA                          SINGING RIVER SENIOR SQUADRON
SER-MS-057  STARKVILLE-COLUMBUS       GOLDEN TRIANGLE COMPOSITE SQUADRON
SER-MS-066  DIAMONDHEAD                        DIAMONDHEAD SENIOR SQUADRON
SER-MS-072  HATTIESBURG                         PINE BELT COMPOSITE SQUADRON
SER-MS-075  McCOMB                                   PIKE COUNTY COMPOSITE SQUADRON
SER-MS-096  OLIVE BRANCH                        DESOTO COMPOSITE SQUADRON
SER-MS-099  TUPELO                                    EAGLE COMPOSITE SQUADRON
SER-MS-100  JACKSON                                 CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI COMPOSITE SQUADRON
SER-MS-111  MADISON                                  MADISON CADET SQUADRON
SER-MS-999  STATEWIDE                              MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATIVE SQUADRON

 

Southeast Region

Southeast Region ShieldSoutheast Region Headquarters is one of eight geographically divided regions in the Civil Air Patrol. The Southeast Region reports directly to the National Headquarters Civil Air Patrol as part of the command structure.  The geographic command jurisdiction encompasses the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee as well as the territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The Southeast Region is a corporate level tier of the Civil Air Patrol and is chartered in the direction of the Civil Air Patrol.

Organization

The Southeast Region is under the guidance of the Region Commander, Six Wing Commanders manage their wings by laying out strategic objectives to meet community needs.  The six wings are divided geographically into the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and the territory of Puerto Rico (which includes the U.S. Virgin Islands).  

Each wing is further subdivided into groups and then squadrons.  Members at the squadron level are
the lifeblood of the organization providing the tactical roles to meet Civil Air Patrol's Congressionally mandated missions. 

General Information

Headquarters Organizational Chart

Southeast Geography

  • Area: 266,822 Square Miles
  • Coastline 12,185 Miles
  • Geography:  Widely mixed from tropical to woodland and from flat plains to mountainous regions.

Southeast Media Contact

1st Lt Alysia W English, CAP
Director of Public Affairs
Southeast Region Headquarters

alysia.w.english@ser.cap.gov

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