Thirty-seven new Civil Air Patrol cadet recruits recently earned their first rank from the Peachtree City Falcon Field Composite Squadron. All the recruits were promoted to Cadet Airman.
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Capt. Candice Serafin said the new Cadet Airmen learned how to wear and be responsible for their uniform, learned drill and leadership, chain of command, character development, participated in orientation powered and glider aircraft rides and participated in physical fitness activities.
“Once the cadet earns their first rank (Curry), then they qualify for encampment that is a full immersion into all the opportunities of cadet life,” Serafin said. “It’ll be the highlight of the cadet’s first year. The Georgia Wing offers encampment in the summer, held at a military base and is one week in duration.”
For more information visit www.peachtreecity.cap.gov or GA116 Facebook. The next open enrollment is January 30, 2020.
Serafin said 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 more than 80 lives annually.
CAP’s 66,000 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 28,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs.