Civil Air Patrol open house Tuesday at Sugar Valley

Published 5:49 am Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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By Lt. Deborah Leighton

For the Enterprise

Are you looking for a way to serve your community?

Join the Sugar Valley Composite Squadron for an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m. to learn the possibilities with Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.

Civil Air Patrol squadrons are active in communities across the United States, training youth, ages 12-18, and adults in skills based on the core values of integrity, excellence, respect and volunteer service. CAP’s three primary missions are aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services.

CAP squadrons offer opportunities for 12-18 year olds to learn about aerospace education, train in search and rescue skills, develop leadership skills, work as a team, and train in physical fitness. CAP offers National Cadet Special Activities, designed to explore civilian and military aerospace careers, provide flight training, and enhance emergency services skills.

Senior members and cadets are trained in search and rescue techniques, operating on the ground and in the air, and participate in CAP sponsored missions, as well as offering support to local and federal agencies in search and rescue efforts, disaster relief, and humanitarian services.

The Sugar Valley Composite Squadron meets in the Blue Hangar, Sugar Valley Airport, 249 Gilbert Road in Mocksville. The open house begins at 6:30 with a model rocket launch, drone demonstration, flight simulators, and more.

For more information, call, Leighton on 336-409-5086or follow on Facebook @nc052.