Welcome to the online home of the Col. Francis S. Gabreski Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol!

The Gabreski Cadet Squadron is a joint Civil Air Patrol squadron and Boy Scout Venturing Crew. We meet weekly on Tuesday's from 7pm - 9:30pm at the Bellport BOCES Center. For directions click here.

The Civil Air Patrol serves the following three primary functions: 

Aerospace Education provides CAP members and the educational community information about aviation and space activities.

Cadet Programs inspire the country's youth (ages 12 to 21) to become leaders and good citizens through their interest in aviation and community service. Cadets progress through achievements that include aerospace education, leadership programs, moral leadership, physical fitness and other activities.

Emergency Services include air and ground search and rescue, disaster relief, counter drug, and an increasing role in homeland security. Members fly more than 95 percent of the inland search and rescue missions directed by the Air Force Rescue and Coordination Center.

Additional information regarding the Civil Air Patrol can be found throughout this web site or at the Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters web site located at www.gocivilairpatrol.com.

Boy Scout Venturing Crew:

Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade and under 21 years of age. Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults, with an emphasis in adventure, leadership, personal growth, and service.

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Recent Aerospace Education Posts

  • NASA Electric Research Plane Gets X Number, New Name With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2016, 6:01 PM by Craig Markowitz
  • Riding a Solid Rocket Booster NASA will soon be releasing a DVD, BluRay, and iPad app called "Ascent: Commemorating Space Shuttle" showing super high quality and rarely seen footage from the Space Shuttle program.  This ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2015, 10:23 AM by Nathan Hillard
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