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Civil Air Patrol cadets to serve as color guard for NFL preseason matchup

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(WBNG) -- Four cadets from the Broome-Tioga Civil Air Patrol have a big job to take care of Friday night.

They will serve as color guard at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey for the New York Giants-Pittsburgh Steelers preseason game.

The Civil Air Patrol has around 50 members, with almost seventy thousand volunteers across the United States.

This is the second year the group has served as color guard for a Giants game. They have also done it for the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills.

Officials say that this is a special opportunity for the cadets.

"One thing that I always think about is that the Giants only have 10 home games a year," said Civil Air Patrol Captain David Hector. "Within a 10 mile radius there has to be a thousand different groups that could do this and they pick us. That's special."

The group will also be on the sidelines to watch the game.

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