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Local volunteer unit welcomes new members
Published on Mon, Nov 5, 2012 (3:15 p.m.)11/05/2012 NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev -- Nellis Composite Squadron, one of 16 units in the Nevada Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), welcomes the following members who joined the unit in October:
The cadet program provides young adults between the ages of 12 and 21 a well rounded program of leadership, aerospace education, physical fitness, and moral and ethical decision making.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, 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 54 lives in fiscal year 2011. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction 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 26,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. CAP received the World Peace Prize in 2011 and has been performing missions for America for 70 years. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com or www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.
There are more than 500 senior, and 300 cadet CAP members in Nevada
For more information about Nellis Composite Squadron visit http://nvwg.cap.gov/units/ncs/ncs.htm