CAP in Kihei

Civil Air Patrol (CAP)

Kihei Composite Squadron PCR-HI-076

CAP is America's official Air Force Auxiliary, building the nation's finest force of citizen volunteers - performing missions for America. We perform Homeland Security and humanitarian missions for our communities, states and nation, develop our country's youth, and educate our citizens on the importance of air and space power.

Through Civil Air Patrol's Cadet Program, young people develop leadership skills, investigate the fundamentals of aerospace science, acquire the habit of exercising regularly, solidify their character, and participate in exciting hands-on activities that prepare them to become responsible citizens.

About Kihei Composite Squadron

Over the past three years, Civil Air Patrol’s Kihei Composite Squadron has provided a high quality Aerospace Education and Leadership enrichment program for young adults of ages 12 to 18.  Our activities include:

- Aerospace education lessons
- Leadership training
- Hikes
- Camping adventures
- Encampments
- A physical fitness program
- Orientation flights
- And other great resources including scholarships for cadets, lesson plans, classroom materials and grants for educators.

Leadership

Our Senior Leaders are educators who serve with professionalism and great passion for helping shape the future of our young adults. We provide a drug-free, safe environment.

1Lt Chantal Lonergan, Squadron Commander
Capt Charles Dryden, Deputy Commander of Cadets & Public Affairs Officer
1Lt Evelyn Zayas, IT Officer & Testing Officer

Past Activities

Aug 2008 – Cadet Orientation Flight
Aug 2008 – Swinging Bridges Adventure Hike
Oct 2008 – Kahului Control Tower Tour
Oct 2008 – Pot Luck Dinner and Flight Simulator Training
Nov 2008 – Cadet Orientation Flight
Dec 2008 – Outdoor Camping Adventure at Camp Olowalu
Feb 2009 - 2-night Land Navigation & Hawaiian Culture Camping Adventure
Apr 2009 - Senior Member and Cadet CPR and First Aid training by the American Red Cross
Jul 2009 – Swinging Bridges Adventure Hike
Aug 2009 - Carwash Fundraiser at Azeka's
Oct 2009 - Carwash Fundraiser at Azeka's
Nov 2009 - Haleakala Crater Hiking & Camping Adventure
Jan 2010 - Carwash Fundraiser at Azeka's
May 2010 - Honolua Bay Campout
Oct 2010 - Emergency Services Ground Team Training in Kailua-Kona
Dec 2010 - Hike & Overnight Campout
Apr 2011 - Cadet Orientation Flight
Apr 2011 - Swinging Bridges Hike
Jun 2011 - Emergency Services Overnight Training
Jan 2012 – Joint training
Feb 2012 – Carried the colors for the Whale Day parade
Mar 2012 – HI Operations Evaluation Search and Rescue Mission
Apr  2012  Discover Scuba Diving
May 2012 – BLUB BLITZ Fund Raiser
May 2012 – Cadet Glider Encampment at Dillingham Airfield
Jul 2012 – Cadet Glider Encampment at Dillingham Airfield
Oct 2012 – Cadet Glider Encampment at Dillingham Airfield
Dec 2012 – Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial and Ford Island Aerospace Museum Tour
Jan 2013 – Color Guard Training in Oahu
May 2013 - Nuclear Sub tour in Oahu
July 2013 - Encampment at Kaneohe Marine Corps base
Aug 2013 - Ice Cream Social Recruitment Booth at Kihei Charter School
Sep 2013 - 4th Friday in Kihei recruitment activity


Meeting Time & Location

We meet every Tuesday from 1730 hours (5:30 PM) to 2000 hours (8 PM) at Kihei Charter High School, which is up in the Kihei Commercial Center behind the Shell station on Pi'ilani Highway.

Directions: From the Pi’ilani Hwy and Ohukai Rd intersection traffic light, drive mauka up Ohukai Road. Take the 2nd right, at the Kihei Commercial Plaza building. Drive to the end which bears to the left. Drive to the back, and bear to the left again. The entrance to the STEM classroom is on the right.

Stop by and visit us!

For more information, call 1LT Lonergan at (808) 281-1937 or contact her via email at Lt.C.Lonergan@gmail.com


Squadron History

On 28 May 2008, Colonel Earl Greenia, Hawaii Wing Commander appointed 1LT Eduardo R. Zayas interim Commander of the Kihei Flight under the 57th Maui Composite Squadron.

On 20 November 2008, Colonel Roger M. Caires, Hawaii Wing Commander activated the Kihei Flight on the island of Maui and appointed 1LT Eduardo R. Zayas as the Kihei Flight Commander.

On 5 December 2008, we were officially chartered by CIvil Air Patrol National Headquarters.

On 27 July 2009, Colonel Caires designated us as "Kihei Composite Squadron".

In October 2012, stood up Lima Flight at Lahainaluna High School.

In August 2013, we began to hold our meetings at Kihei Charter High School.

In March 2014, 1LT Chantal Lonergan was elevated to Squadron Commander. Major Ed Zayas was promoted to Vice Commander for the Hawaii Wing, CAP.

 

Why CAP?

Through Civil Air Patrol's Cadet Program, young people develop leadership skills, investigate the fundamentals of aerospace science, acquire the habit of exercising regularly, solidify their character, and participate in exciting hands-on activities that prepare them to become responsible citizens.

Youth between the ages of 12-18 may join the CAP Cadet Program and remain in cadet status until they turn 21. Middle school students may join before turning 12, if their school participates in the CAP School Program.

 

Special Thanks

Our squadron would like to extend a warm thank you to South Maui Learning Ohana (SMLO) for our squadron banner and occasional use of their vans to transport the cadets to activities.

We will always be thankful to the veterans at VFW Lodge 3850 in Kihei for allowing us to meet at their hall and for their dedicated service to our country.

 

Donations

Monetary donation is deeply appreciated so that we may continue to bring practical activities to the cadets.

 

 

 

Links or references to individuals or companies do not constitute an endorsement of any information, product or service you may receive from them. This is recognition of their valuable contributions to our flight.

Parent's Guide to CAP

Great Start for Adult Members of CAP

 

bulb blitz

maui news article

In the News

5/23/2011 - Rey Molina in Volunteer Now, CAP ezine

KHNL Newscast of 8/12/09 of "Following Felicia"

Maui Weekly article, 26 March 2009

OR flight on 4/9/11

 

Swinging Bridges Hike, April 30 2011

Camping in Peahi

Building a shelter

Practicing sending SOS signals

Underwater

With SM Dryden



Video: Cadet Orientation Flight, Kahului, Maui on November 23, 2008