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Plymouth Composite Squadron Holds Open House

November 11, 2013
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  11/12/13 The Plymouth Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol and the Plymouth C65 airport invites adults and teenagers to attend an Open House and information meeting on November 14, 2013 at the Plymouth C-65 Airport 301 Airport Road between 6:00-9:00pm. There will be a Civil Air Patrol Promotion Ceremony at 6:00 and a presentation on what Civil Air Patrol is about. Following this the airport will showcase the aviation related activities available at the airport. Civil Air Patrol is the all civilian, all volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.

Formed on December 1, 1941, the organization performs more than 90 percent of all U.S. Air Force directed search and rescue and performs missions for NASA, FEMA, the DEA and other emergency and community organizations.

Flying a fleet of 530 aircraft, 63 sailplanes and operating an extensive radio communications network, the Civil Air Patrol also operates a highly regarded teenage cadet program for girls and boys between the ages of 12 and 20 which includes considerable flight time and educational opportunities and partners with the U.S. Air Force in recognized aerospace education programs for schools, the community and the Civil Air Patrol membership.

The Plymouth Composite Squadron is one of 37 squadrons in Indiana with other local squadrons in LaPorte, Gary, Valparaiso, Rensselaer, Lafayette, Warsaw, and Nationwide the Civil Air Patrol is in all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and on USAF bases in Germany.

There is no military obligation associated with membership, and it is not necessary to have a military or aviation background. Cadets can earn college scholarships.

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. For more information, visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com.

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