Volunteers Supporting Volunteers
Mount Airy Civil Air Patrol Squadron assist Kiwanis Club of Frederick County
March 29 2014
Setting tables, providing traffic control and parking assistance, members of the Mount Airy Squadron assisted the Kiwanis club of Frederick at their semi-annual pancake breakfast. “We were pleased to be asked to offer our squadrons support again this year to help Kiwanis with their breakfast , Steve Weinhold, Maj, CAP” The breakfast is a fundraiser that enables Kiwanis to fulfill their objective to change the world through service to children and communities. Working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen!
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a congressionally chartered, federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force (USAF). It performs three congressionally assigned key missions: emergency services, which include search and rescue (by air and ground) and disaster relief operations; aerospace education for youth and the general public; and cadet programs for teenage youth.
Though each of the cadet and senior members has areas of expertise in the assigned key missions of Civil Air Patrol, service is a key element in the squadron as a whole.
Each of these volunteer organizations is populated by people in our neighborhoods. They tirelessly give of themselves to better service our communities. These fine organizations work to better the lives of all individuals with youth being a priority. Allowing individuals to develop and grow and training the next generation of leaders,
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 is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 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 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 72 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.
Nearly 1,700 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 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 Mount Airy Squadron at 301 829 3603