CAP to celebrate 70-year anniversary
Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 11:45 am
The Everett-Stewart Composite Squadron announces the 70th anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol. The squadron is honoring the special occasion with a unit ceremony and an open house at the Everett-Stewart Regional Airport in Union City.
Local government officials and the public are invited to attend the celebration planned for Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will also be awards presented to squadron members. Refreshments and finger foods will be provided for everyone present.
Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force and a part of Homeland Security. It was established on December 1st, 1941 during World War II. Civil Air Patrol’s main missions are Cadet Programs, Aerospace Education and Emergency Services.
The Cadet programs’ goal is to educate young men and women from age 12 to 20 years old about military customs and courtesy, leadership, aerospace, character development and physical fitness.
Through Aerospace Education, CAP promotes an understanding and appreciation of aviation and space exploration as it relates to society and to national security.
The Emergency Services mission consists of air and ground search and rescue, disaster relief and humanitarian services. Members from age 12 to 112 who participated in the missions previously mentioned are also welcome.