BAY CITY – The Red Wing Civil Air Patrol hosted its 34th “BlackCAP Emergency Services Training weekend Sept. 24-26 at its hangar at the Red Wing Regional Airport located in Bay City. The event consisted of three days and two nights of emergency services training with 32 cadets from 12 different Minnesota squadrons attended. They learned leadership, communication skills, drone procedures, emergency services line search, compass and litter rescue techniques.
The Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force, has three primary missions: Aerospace education of the American people, emergency services, and the Cadet Program. The Cadet Program provides opportunities for the learning, maturing, accepting, and nurturing of leadership to over 26,000 young Americans from 12 to 20 years of age. With the advice and assistance from CAP senior members and the US Air Force, cadets are exposed to a structured program comprised of aerospace education, leadership, special activities, physical fitness, and moral and ethical values through group and individual activities.
The Civil Air Patrol’s mission statement is supporting America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development and promotion of air, space and cyber power._ Individuals older than 18 may join as adult members. Contact Red Wing Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron Commander at [email protected] charter.net for more information.
Submitted by Red Wing Civil Air Patrol