However you ended up here, whether you’re member or if you’re new to us, we’re glad you came. Feel free to explore the website more or look through here to know how to get in touch with us. Or visit one of our social media pages. There’s a lot to explore, so this spot will help you get to where you want to go!

We want to hear from you! So here’s how if you’re new and looking for a place to start:

Phone: 618-616-6713
Social media:

501 Richland Ave, Bldg 119
Rincon, Georgia 31326


When to visit?

To help you plan, here’s our meeting info so you know when we’re there…

Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
(or 18:30 to 20:30 for military types)
Check out our calendar for details on specific meetings or holiday closures

What should I expect?
Come with a professional mindset. We’re a professional organization and you’re new to us just like we’re new to you.  Don’t worry about the jargon or feeling like you’re behind the curve. We all go through it and even the ancient guy that is our commander has to learn new things from time to time.

We also recommend a notebook and pen/pencil so you can take notes. We’re generally friendly so long as we’ve all had coffee for the day. You’ll notice that members are excited about what we do. Oh, and water to keep from getting dehydrated.

Effingham Cadet Squadron fulfills the CAP missions of youth development and aerospace education as directed by Congress. Through that, we provide the community with development of America’s youth as future leaders. No other youth organization gives their members the chance to grow and learn through hands on action in their own home area. “Citizen volunteers serving America.”

In January 2007, the need was identified for a unit located between Savannah and Statesboro in the Effingham area. The charter of GA-453 was granted by National Headquarters to Georgia Wing to form the squadron. Since then it has been the training ground for many Cadets who have gone into the military, business, and public service. As of December 2017, the unit is growing both as a Cadet training unit and to support local, state, and federal authorities in emergency services for events that impact our communities, state, and nation.

Civil Air Patrol, the all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security and disaster relief at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP Cadet Program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans.

For more information about the Civil Air Patrol across the nation, please visit: CAP Volunteer Now.

A special thanks to our community partners who support our program. Please feel free to check them out!

Redeember Baptist Church- Our host facility. While CAP is a secular, non-religious organization, RBC has graciously hosted Effingham Cadet Squadron since around the time the unit was chartered in 2007.

Effingham Cadet Squadron is a Combined Federal Campaign Approved Charity, CFC #57492. If you are a federal government civilian employee or member of the Armed Forces, please consider making Effingham Cadet Squadron your charity for donations during the annual enrollment period. Thank you!

Last update: January 2019