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McGuire Squadron Schedules Virtual Open House for Sept 14

posted Aug 24, 2020, 3:13 PM by William Petzinger

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST (Aug. 25, 2020) – Tired of the same old routine? Join the McGuire Composite Squadron, a local unit of the Civil Air Patrol, on Sept 14, 2020, 6:30 p.m., for a virtual open house and learn how exciting volunteering can be. Advance registration is required https://mcgureopenhouse.eventbrite.com .

Interested students between the ages 12-18, parents, teachers and pilots are invited to attend. Civil Air Patrol cadets will give live presentations about the organization’s unique missions for America and talk about the squadron’s contributions to the local community.

During the open house, guests will learn about the organization’s amazing cadet program which includes a robust aerospace education program and emergency services training. Guests will have an opportunity to ask questions of squadron members.

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

To learn more about the McGuire Composite Squadron, please visit our website www.mcguire.njwg.cap.gov/.

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 61,000 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 26,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs.