Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron, NER-NY-153

Civil Air Patrol - The official auxiliary of the United States Air Force

Wreaths Across America On Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
at Pinelawn, Farmingdale, NY

Wreaths Across America Fundraiser Total
$ 3,607.00

Leroy R. Grumman Wreaths Across America
Uncle Giuseppe's
890 Melville Road, Melville NY 11747
November 11 , 2018
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Long Island Group Aviation Day, November 10, 2018
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Leroy R. Grumman had there first Wreaths Across America
fundraiser and for there first day out they rise a total of $2,007.00.
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The Adventure Park at Long Island On Sept 30, 2018

The Adventure Park at Long Island, Leroy R. Grumman Squadron

Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Lt.Col McLaughlin Blazing the Trail.

                                CTWG Encampment 2018

New York Wing Encampment
Scotia, New York

Leroy R. Grumman Food Drive for the Beacon House

July 10, 2018, The Leroy R. Grumman squadron helped delivered $1,500.00 worth of food to
Beacon Houseto helps homeless veterans and their families and veterans who are struggling.
Grumman Squadron Rise about $1,500.00 worth of food from there food drive. Want to thank
Stop & Shop for there helped. Also want to thank all the cadets and seniors.

Northport Memorial Day Parade on May 28, 2018

Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron
Northport Memorial Day Parade
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Bayport Aerodrome on May 20,2018

                                                        Long Island Group, Civi air Patrol
                                                        United States Air Force Auxiliary                                                 
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April 7th, 2018

                                    Lt Raymond J.  Enners Memorial & Award, April 7, 2018

On April 7, 2018 the Leroy R. Grumman Squadron had the honor of presenting the colors at the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Memorial at Half Hollow Hills East High School at Dix Hills, New York.

There is and award giving annually to NCAA;s most outstand play in men's college lacrosse.

The Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award is an award given annually to the NCAA's most outstanding player in men's college lacrosse. The award is presented by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) and is named after 1st Lt. Raymond J. Enners, who attended the United States Military Academy, class of 1967, and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. While leading a platoon, he was killed in combat on September 18, 1968. Enners received the Distinguished Service Cross, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Purple Heart for extraordinary heroism in combat in South Vietnam. He was a member of the 1963 All-Long Island lacrosse team, a 1967 USILA Honorable Mention All-American, and was inducted into the Suffolk County Hall of Fame in 2004.  The award was first given in the season immediately after his death.  The Lt. Ray Enners Award, another award named after Lt. Enners, is presented annually by the Suffolk County Boys Lacrosse Coaches Association to the outstanding high school player in Suffolk County, New York. Frank Urso is the only athlete who has won both awards, in 1972 and 1975.  In 2016, Richard Enners authored the book "Heart of Gray", the story about his brother LT. Raymond J. Enners, Alpha Company,  1-20th Infantry, 11th Brigade and his courage and sacrifice in Vietnam.

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April 3th, 2018

                 Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Promotion Night on April 3, 2018
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March 16, 2018

             Leory R. Grumman VA Nursing Home Visit and Color Guard Presentation
                                           On St. Patrick Day, Northport, NY
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February 2th, 2018

                                    Long Island Group Military Ball on Febauary 2, 2018                                            
                                             Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron

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January 17th, 2018

                       Wreaths Across America Certificate of Appreciation 2018

News - Wreaths Across America, December 16, 2017

   Grumman Squadron personnel placed Wreaths at the gravesite of our squadron's namesake and his wife on Dec 16th, 2017
The Grumman family burial plot in Laurel Hollow, Nassau County.

Leroy R. Grumman

Long Island Group Hq Wreaths Across America Group Photo Dec 16th, 2017
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Civil Air Patrol: A Proud Legacy Continues

Civil Air Patrol enjoys a proud legacy of selfless sacrifice and service to country and community that spans decades. 

The first Civil Air Patrol members of 1941 were a heroic breed, men and women who served their country by sinking or chasing away German submarines off America's East and Gulf coasts. As a result of their bravery, patriotism and tenacity, CAP sub chasers effectively thwarted German U-boat attacks and, in the process, saved countless lives.

Today, CAP handles 90 percent of inland search and rescue missions, with approximately 75-100 lives saved each year. Our members are generally the first on the scene transmitting satellite digital images of the damage within seconds around the world and providing disaster relief and emergency services following natural and man-made disasters, including such phenomena as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Texas and Oklahoma wildfires, tornadoes in the south and central U.S., North Dakota flash flooding and the October 2006 earthquake in Hawaii, as well as humanitarian missions along the U.S. and Mexican border.

In addition, CAP members are dedicated to counterdrug reconnaissance and to teaching a new generation about aerospace and its impact on our future. And our cadet programs ensure our youth receive some of the finest leadership training the nation has to offer.

Unlike our founding CAP fathers, many of whom flew their own airplanes and performed life-threatening missions without any formal training, our more than 55,000 members are now provided with top-notch, year-round professional development training opportunities and with aircraft equipped with the most advanced technologies available for search and rescue.

Indeed, Civil Air Patrol makes a huge impact each and every day, going above and beyond to make a profound difference in America's communities. As a vigilant CAP volunteer, you save lives and preserve liberty for all. Thank you for your service.

Semper vigilans!

Maj Peter Cubano, CAP

Squadron Commander

A Cadet Life in the Civil Air Patrol - Cadet Program

New York Wing Encampment 2017 - Civil Air Patrol



Would you like to honor and serve America?

Do you want to prepare for your future while making new friends?

Then rise to the challenge of cadet membership in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol.

The CAP Cadet Program is a year-round program where Cadets fly, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape, and push themselves to new limits. If you’re dreaming about a career in aviation, space, or the military, CAP’s Cadet Program is for you.

To become a cadet, you must be be at least 12 years old and not yet 19 years old.  Cadets meet 2 hours per week and one Saturday per month, on average, and also have opportunities to attend leadership encampments, career academies, and other activities during the summer. 

 “I am pushing myself to be a better person.” Cadet Kristin Miller

“I made my first solo flight at a CAP encampment.” Astronaut Eric Boe

“I’ve learned discipline – something not stressed enough in today’s society.” Cadet Theresa Paredes



Thank you for supporting your child's interest in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program.   CAP is a volunteer, non-profit organization that also serves as the civilian auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force.  Our three missions are to develop youth through a cadet program, educate Americans on the importance of aviation and space, and perform live-saving humanitarian missions.

The program accepts new cadets who are at least 12 years old and not yet 19 years old.   It is a year-round program with weekly meetings at a local CAP squadron and additional activities on weekends or during the summer.

CAP is not a military or boarding school, but a youth development program that incorporates aviation and military customs and courtesies.  Through their experiences as CAP cadets, young people develop into responsible citizens and become tomorrow's aerospace leaders. The leadership skills, self-confidence, and discipline cadets gain through CAP prepares them to achieve whatever goals they set for themselves in life. 

To fulfill its goal of developing young people into responsible citizens and aerospace leaders, the Cadet Program is developed around five program elements:  Leadership, Character Development, Aerospace Education, Physical Fitness, and Activities.  As cadets participate in these five elements, they advance through a series of achievements, earning honors and increased responsibilities 

Though Civil Air Patrol is known for its flying missions, CAP adults members, known as Senior Members, do so much more than just fly. In fact less than a fifth of all CAP members are pilots or aircrew members. CAP adult members come from all walks of life. Some are doctors, nurses, paramedics, or other medical professionals. Others are lawyers, paralegals, accountants, computer programmers, and other business professionals and executives. Really just about any career or background can be useful to and found in the ranks of the CAP adult membership. CAP supports a variety of missions that require adults from all walks of life.

In emergency services and operations CAP not only need aircrew members, but also ground team members to aid in the rescue of survivors or to assess damage after a disaster. CAP needs communications personnel to relay critical messages when there is limited or no telephone support. Administrative staff, financial managers, logistics and supply personnel are needed to document missions and get personnel critical supplies and equipment in the field that they need to conduct missions.



Though Civil Air Patrol is known for its flying missions, CAP adults members, known as Senior Members, do so much more than just fly. In fact less than a fifth of all CAP members are pilots or aircrew members. CAP adult members come from all walks of life. Some are doctors, nurses, paramedics, or other medical professionals. Others are lawyers, paralegals, accountants, computer programmers, and other business professionals and executives. Really just about any career or background can be useful to and found in the ranks of the CAP adult membership. CAP supports a variety of missions that require adults from all walks of life.

In emergency services and operations CAP not only need aircrew members, but also ground team members to aid in the rescue of survivors or to assess damage after a disaster. CAP needs communications personnel to relay critical messages when there is limited or no telephone support.  Administrative staff, financial managers, logistics and supply personnel are needed to document missions and get personnel critical supplies and equipment in the field that they need to conduct missions.

CAP also needs adults to support the cadet program. CAP has over 23,000 cadets across the country that need mentors willing to help guide and support them. The cadet program provides young adults between the ages of 12 and 21 a well rounded program of leadership, aerospace education, physical fitness, and moral and ethical decision making. In today’s world we need good people who are willing to step up and help provide a healthy, drug-free environment to develop tomorrow’s leaders. Many former cadets have gone into the military, government jobs, or private sector employment where they can and do make a difference, and really excel. There are many military general officers that were once CAP cadets.  Senators and congressman, CEOs and others credit their success to CAP and the adult members who mentored them. 

CAP needs adults for its aerospace education program. In addition to educating our own members, CAP’s adult leaders provide training and resources to teachers who reach out to students of all ages across the country.  Aviation and aerospace impacts the lives of Americans every day, and CAP works to ensure that citizens know how valuable aviation and aerospace is in our world.

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Aerospace Education in CAP

Aerospace Education in CAP
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This element is a self-paced study based on the Textbook Aerospace: The Journey of Flight. All senior members have the responsibility to read and become knowledgeable with the content of this text. Once members are ready to take the Yeager test, they can do so on-line within eService’s or using offline paper-based options. Members are encouraged to take the test on-line. Members completing any of the options will receive the Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager Aerospace Education Achievement Award and are authorized to wear the Yeager Award ribbon.

2. Aerospace Education Management Skills Development

This element involves the orientation and training of unit AEOs. The CAPP 215 specialty track, developed specifically for AE staff professional growth, is available on the CAP website. The specialty track consists of three phases: Technician; Senior; and Master. All three phases are evaluated by a written examination (available on-line) and by demonstrated performance. Achievement of the Technician rating in the Aerospace Education Officer specialty track authorizes the wearing of the AE badge.

A bronze star is added to the AE badge upon achievement of the Senior rating. A gold star replaces the bronze star after achievement of the Master rating. When the Master specialty track rating is earned, and the CAP member is an active aerospace education officer, as certified by the commander, the CAP member will be awarded the A. Scott Crossfield Award.

3. Aerospace Education Leadership Requirements

This element outlines the leadership required for the AE portion of the CAP mission. The term “leadership” applies to every CAP member and specifically to commanders and AE officers. Commanders at all levels should demonstrate support for the AE mission and staff each authorized AE position with individuals who conduct and support aerospace education in the unit. Region, wing, unit commanders and AE officers provide leadership and assistance to ensure an effective AE program.

4. Individual Aerospace Continuing Education

This element establishes the obligation for each senior member to create his/ her own individual continuing education program on aerospace topics. Every member has a personal obligation to sustain a level of aerospace knowledge that will ensure a strong professional organization. Reading professional magazines, journals, and books is a way to achieve this element. Unit AEOs can facilitate individual continuing aerospace education by conducting aerospace education programs including such things as hands-on activities, guest speakers, and field trips.

5. Aerospace Education Outreach

This element makes it the responsibility of all senior members, and not just unit AEOs, to promote aerospace education within CAP and in their communities. Visiting schools, talking with educators and school administrators, giving school presentations, writing newspaper articles and directing a unit hands-on activity are among those examples that exemplify the fulfillment of this element.

Aerospace education is also a major part of the cadet program. Cadets study aerospace books and perform hands-on aerospace activities in a group or by themselves. Cadets must complete formal aerospace education requirements to progress through the various achievements of the cadet program. Cadets must complete staff duty analyses, one of which is Aerospace Education Officer, and serve as aerospace mentors to other cadets. CAPR 52-16, Cadet Program Management, defines the cadet program and outlines the aerospace education requirements.

Civil Air Patrol - Emergency Services


EMERGENCY SERVICES (click here for more details)

Growing from its World War II experience, the Civil Air Patrol has continued to save lives and alleviate human suffering through a myriad of emergency-services and operational missions.

Search and Rescue                               
Perhaps best known for its search-and-rescue efforts, CAP flies more than 85 percent of all federal inland search-and-rescue missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fl. Outside the continental United States, CAP supports the Joint Rescue Coordination Centers in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Just how effective are the CAP missions? Approximately 75-100 people are saved each year by CAP members.

Disaster Relief                                
Another important service CAP performs is disaster-relief operations. CAP provides air and ground transportation and an extensive communications network. Volunteer members fly disaster-relief officials to remote locations and provide manpower and leadership to local, state and national disaster-relief organizations. CAP has formal agreements with many government and humanitarian relief agencies including the American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Humanitarian Services                            
CAP flies humanitarian missions, usually in support of the Red Cross-transporting time-sensitive medical materials including blood and human tissue, in situations where other means of transportation are not available.

Air Force Support                            
It's hardly surprising that CAP performs several missions in direct support of the U.S. Air Force. Specifically, CAP conducts light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys. CAP also provides orientation flights for AFROTC cadets. Joint U.S. Air Force and CAP search-and-rescue exercises provide realistic training for missions. 

CAP joined the "war on drugs" in 1986 when, pursuant to congressional authorization, CAP signed an agreement with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Customs Service offering CAP resources to help stem the flow of drugs into and within the United States.


CADETS IN EMERGENCY SERVICES- Click Here for more details

The use of qualified CAP cadets is encouraged as much as possible on appropriate missions.  Cadets should be trained in the various functions of mission operations and support as permitted. Cadets qualify no differently than adult members in emergency services qualifications, and should be properly utilized. Some basic rules need to be considered when employing cadets on missions:

  • A qualified senior member must directly supervise cadets less than 18 years of age. Cadets 18 years of age and older can be qualified to serve as ground team leaders, mission pilots, and several other positions of authority traditionally considered adult qualifications in accordance with applicable SQTRs, but cadet protection policies must be followed. If adult members are assigned to a team in a subordinate position to a cadet, the adult member may exercise command authority if necessary to avoid extreme risks endangering the team.
  • Only cadets 18 years of age and older, who hold a valid CAPF 101, Specialty Qualification Card are authorized to fly on aircraft involved in the performance of emergency services operations. Any cadet may be flown directly to and from a mission base when needed to perform mission duties, provided the pilot-in-command is at least a qualified mission transport pilot. 
  • Adult leaders shall not subject cadets to known threats of violence. We cannot assume that parents of cadets understand and expect that their cadets could be exposed to health risks that are sometimes taken for granted during disasters nor can we expect that minors (including cadets under 18) can fully appreciate those risks. Cadets under 18 shall not be exposed to conditions in which their health is jeopardized by exposure to decomposing bodies and hazardous materials. Nor, absent parental permission, may they be exposed to widespread suffering. That does not exclude cadets from qualifying and serving in specialties with a potential for exposure, but rather requires adult leaders to be cognizant of the dangers associated with the missions being undertaken and taking appropriate action to protect all members, especially cadets.
  • The requesting agency sets the scope of CAP's response, subject to any restrictions set by the Air Force authority for Air Force-Assigned Missions. Our customers tell us what assistance they need. Our customers may have minimum age restrictions. CAP shall honor those restrictions. That does not mean that CAP adult officers should discourage use of our cadets especially when discussing our capabilities with external customers. A requesting agency's minimum age restriction or specific guidance may require that we utilize these younger members in supporting roles at their home units or in safe areas away from the forward operating location in order to comply with the agency's needs, or in limited circumstances to preclude cadets from participating.
  • Cadets under the age of 18 are not provided the same benefits for Air Force- Assigned Missions as adult members. Additional information is available in paragraph 1-22, CAPR 900-5,The CAP Insurance/Benefits Program, Sections D and E, and through the NHQ CAP/GC.

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Web Master: Major Peter Cubano,CAP

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Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron (NER-NY-153)

Meet on Tuesday, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Upcoming Events (SQ,GRP and Wing)

Tuesday, Nov 20 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday, Nov 27 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday, Nov 27 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday, Dec 4 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Long Island Group Wreaths Across America, Dec 15, 2018

Wreaths Across America

Saturday, December 15, 2018

10:00 AM 2:30 PM

Long Island National Cemetery (map)

Join us for the Wreaths Across America Memorial Ceremony. This moving ceremony allows us to honor those that have served our country while teaching others of their sacrifice. Parents, friends, family and the general public are welcome!

Uniform - BDU / ABU or Alternate Cadet Uniform. NOTE THAT THIS IS A COLD WEATHER EVENT - warm coat (civilian ok), gloves & hats are required.


Required Items - CAP Form 60-80 and two CAP Form 161's as well as bottled water and a snack. PLEASE make sure you have eaten prior to the event.

OIC - Capt. Mark Del Orfano, CAP Safety Officer - TBD

Squadron Holiday Party on December 18th, 2018

Leroy R. Grumman Holiday Party on December 18th,2018

at VA Hospital Squadron Meeting Hall

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30PM

Family and Friends are invited

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