Published DateLACONIA — The Hawk Composite Squadron, New Hampshire Wing Civil Air Patrol, will hold its Winter Open House at the Laconia Municipal Airport on February 7, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force, is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to training youth (12 to 18 years old) in the areas of aerospace education, leadership, character
development and emergency services, while instilling the values of integrity, volunteer service, excellence and respect.
The squadron is also open to adult members interested in air crews and ground search and rescue teams. Anyone interested in joining this organization as either a cadet member or adult member, should attend this meeting. Any questions they may have will be answered, including information regarding flight training and scholarship opportunities. Refreshments will be provided.
NH Wing, Civil Air Patrol will have several displays to include a Cessna 182 aircraft, emergency services vehicles and equipment to further demonstrate its search and rescue capabilities. Aerospace Education will
display model rockets and aircraft built by members.
There will be a recruiting booth for those ages 12 to adult interested in the three missions of Civil Air Patrol which are Cadet Programs, Aerospace Education and Emergency Services.
Civil Air Patrol is a non-profit auxiliary of the United States Air Force with over 61,000 members. It is tasked for over 90% of the inland search and rescue missions by the Air Force Rescue and Recovery Center. In 2010 the organization was credited with 113 saves. The adult members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counter drug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. They also take a lead role in mentoring to some 26,000 youth and aerospace education to both the public
and its members. Civil Air Patrol has been performing missions for America for over 70 years.