Civil Air Patrol

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Sponsor McHenry County Composite SquadronPersonal and Corporate Sponsors are Critical

So, why and what does the squadron need funding for?

Our squadron is made up of 100% volunteer members and the unit receives no direct funding from the Civil Air Patrol or the Air Force. As a Civil Air Patrol unit, we have three primary missions – Cadet Programs, Aerospace Education, and Emergency Services. All of which require funds to implement effectively.


In Cadet Programs, Civil Air Patrol teaches today’s youth to become tomorrow’s leaders and provides them with a learning environment that uses aviation and the military as a foundation.

To do so requires funds for supplies and materials, conferences, encampments, and activities. We expose cadets to new opportunities and leaning experiences to broaden their minds and challenge their intellect.

Aerospace Education provides our members, as well as the public, with the opportunity to learn more about aerospace and also provides low cost flight training if the members would like to take advantage of that.

Civil Air Patrol performs on average 85% of all inland search and rescue missions. In addition to search and rescue, CAP provides assistance during disasters, conducts counter narcotic operations, humanitarian missions, as well as other emergency services operations. To accomplish this takes substantial and ongoing training, equipment acquisition and the funds to do so.

McHenry County Composite Squadron receives no direct funding from the Air Force so this is why we ask for donations and sponsors. The Civil Air Patrol is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization so donations are tax deductible if you decide to donate. The money received from donations or sponsorship will be used to buy or fund everything from aerospace education supplies to cadet uniforms and youth leadership activities such as flying and the emergency services training, which can be very expensive at times. With your tax-deductible donation, you will help McHenry County Composite Squadron pay for color guard flags and related equipment, search and rescue equipment, communications equipment, disaster relief equipment, aircraft crew proficiency training, utilities, equipment maintenance and upkeep, and overall member training.

Another option to support McHenry County Composite Squadron is to help establish an MCCS Support Auxiliary, which would be permitted to engage in fundraising activities that are prohibited for Civil Air Patrol units. Finding additional sources of funding will help defray the many costs involved in keeping the squadron running and reach future members for years to come.

On behalf of the McHenry County Composite Squadron, we would like to thank you for your consideration in supporting the Civil Air Patrol and the missions we provided to the community.

To contact us about becoming a sponsor or supporter of McHenry County Composite Squadron, please email the unit commander at

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