Civil Air Patrol, Maryland Wing
Group 1 Cadet Advisory Council (CAC) holds meeting
By Captain Sherrie Weinhold
Public Affairs Officer Mount Airy Composite Squadron
9/22/15 Montgomery Airpark MD -Group 1’s Cadet Advisory Council (CAC) met to discuss upcoming events.
Maryland Wing’s group 1 CAC holds monthly meetings to present ideas from group 1 cadets. Captain Rachel Knowles mentors the members of CAC as they make plans for the Wing’s cadets. Each of Maryland Wings squadrons have a CAC representative and if possible an alternate. The representative is allowed to vote on CAC business the alternate is there for training and to give any feedback from cadets.
The first order of business was the Maryland Wing dance that will be held during Conference at Turf Valley on Friday November 6th. This is a great opportunity to meet new cadets from other squadrons and have a fun evening together. This year’s theme is MASQUERADE. Plan your clothing to fit the theme and don’t forget your masks! You may purchase a ticket for one guest. This is a dress-up affair – come dressed for the theme or wear your Sunday go-to-meeting clothes of dress pants & shirts, skirts & blouse, dresses (please no jeans, tennis shoes, t-shirts, polo shirts, etc.)
Maryland Wing’s Cadet Advisory Council will be giving an “Annual State of the Cadets” class at the conference. Come and learn how CAC is run and what they can do for you as a cadet in Civil Air Patrol (CAP).
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 60,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs about 85 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 70 lives annually. Its unpaid professionals 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 25,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. Performing missions for America for over 70 years, CAP will receive the Congressional Gold Medal in 2015 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. Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com, www.capvolunteernow.com and www.capgoldmedal.com for more information.
Nearly 1,600 CAP members serve in Maryland. Last year wing members flew 13 search and rescue missions. The wing was credited with five finds and one life saved. Maryland Wing flew 32 missions for the State of Maryland. Members flew 2,106 hours in all mission categories. Volunteers contributed services estimated at 4.6 million dollars. For more information, contact the Maryland Wing at www.mdcap.org or follow the wing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MarylandWingCivilAirPatrol