If you're a parent of a child 12 to 18 years old and you would like them to learn leadership skills and respect while volunteering in their community, state and nation or they are interested in joining the military and learning leadership skills needed in business than learning more about the Civil Air Patrol could be the answer.
You can learn more during the Broome-Tioga Composite Squadrons open house. The squadron has emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.
The open house will be on Thursday, February 1 at 7 p.m. at the Greater Binghamton Airport which is located on 2534 Airport Rd in Johnson City.
The Civil Air Patrol is the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary and is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and 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 78 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Click here for more information.
More about the Broome-Tioga Composite Squadron can be found here.