6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Thursdays
1000 N Hercules Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33765
On 01 December 1941, concerned citizens, and aviators took to the air to safeguard this
nation. In the years leading up to America's involvement in World War 2, veterans and
private pilots saw a storm brewing on the horizon. They knew that war was coming and
that their nation would need them in some capacity. They rose to the occasion, visible
before God and country to take on critical missions for national security. They trained
Army Air Forces gunners and pilots. They conducted border security missions and courier
missions and patrolled the Gulf coasts for German U-Boats, all using their privately
In October of 2022, Hurricane Ian taught us many things about how our Wing and
Squadron operate under real-world conditions.
Our Squadron motto, “Exto Paratus”, translated, states: “Stand and be ready”. After the
storm made landfall, our neighbors needed us. The men and women of this Squadron
stood up and answered the call. Our members traveled south into devastation to lend
our hand. We embodied “Exto Paratus”. We were ready when called upon.
Moving forward from this recent reminder of our true purpose, we will continue to train
diligently, awaiting the call to action. We will continue to prepare ourselves to be of
service to our community… our state… and our nation…
We invite you to join us on this journey.
1st Lt. Craig Hormes, CAP