The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a Congressionally chartered, federally supported, non-profit organization that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force. Civil Air Patrol is made up of adult volunteers and cadets (ages 12 to 21) with an aviation and cyber-minded membership that includes people from all backgrounds, lifestyles, and occupations.
The CAP performs more than 85 percent of inland air and ground search and rescue missions in the continental United States as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. They assist with relief activities during periods of disaster, cooperate with civil defense agencies, and volunteers take a leading role in a comprehensive program of aerospace education and serve as mentors to America’s youth, through CAP Cadet Programs.
The Calvert Cadet Squadron is in the top 10 percent of 997 squadrons nationwide and earned the 2019 CAP Quality Cadet Unit Award for the eighth consecutive year.
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners presented the proclamation as a tribute to the Calvert Cadet Squadron’s diligent work, mentorship, leadership, service, and commendable accomplishment by earning this honor.
It was proclaimed by the Calvert Board of County Commissioners that the Calvert Cadet Squadron is congratulated on receiving the 2019 CAP Quality Cadet Unit Award. It was further proclaimed that, by this action, they have faith in the ability of today’s youth as they assume their roles in society and become the aerospace leaders of the future.
For information on the Calvert Civil Air Patrol Squadron, please visit calvertcap.org
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon
Photos by Wes LaPre