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Civil Air Patrol squadron schedules open house

posted Jan 6, 2020, 9:03 AM by William Petzinger

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE DIX LAKEHURST (Jan. 6, 2020) - The McGuire Composite Squadron, a local unit of the Civil Air Patrol, will host an open house on Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m., at the squadron office in Building 3412. Advance registration is required https://mcguirecapopenhouse.eventbrite.com .

Interested parents, students between the ages 12-18, teachers and pilots are invited to attend to learn about CAP's unique missions for America, including Aerospace, Emergency Services, and Cadet Programs. CAP is the all-civilian, all-volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.

“Civil Air Patrol offers teenagers unique learning opportunities ranging from cyber security to STEM -- all while making new friends,” said Maj Bill Petzinger. “They will learn to fly, lead, hike, camp, get in shape and push themselves to new limits.”

During the open house visitors will be greeted by CAP members who will give brief presentations about CAP’s missions, conduct demonstrations and explain the squadron’s contributions to the local community.

For questions about the open house, Civil Air Patrol or the McGuire Composite Squadron, please contact 1Lt Peter Toth at peter.toth@njwg.cap.gov.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 57,000 members nationwide. CAP performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 90 lives in fiscal year 2008. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counterdrug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 22,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for 67 years.