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Civil Air Patrol to host virtual open house

posted Jan 24, 2022, 6:39 PM by William Petzinger

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST (Jan 24, 2022) The Maj Thomas B. McGuire Composite Squadron, local unit of Civil Air Patrol, will host an open house on Monday, Feb 21 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. The McGuire Composite Squadron offers a youth program for students ages 12-18 who are interested in flying, aerospace, STEM, emergency services and leadership.

The squadron also offers membership for adults interested in volunteer emergency services and teachers interested in bringing aerospace and STEM education to their classrooms.

“This open house is a wonderful opportunity to learn about Civil Air Patrol while maintaining social distancing,” said Maj Bill Petzinger, Squadron Commander. “Our members will share information as well as talk about their CAP experiences – what they do and what they get out of being in Civil Air Patrol.”

For more information about the McGuire Composite Squadron visit our website: http://mcguire.njwg.cap.gov/.  Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/civil-air-patrol-open-house-tickets-254945778687 to register.

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, 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 80 lives annually. CAP’s 60,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. In addition, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to over 25,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs.

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