Auburn cadets place 3rd in statewide competition | Military
Cadets from the Auburn Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol (CAP), placed 3rd overall in the Alabama Wing’s Cadet Color Guard Competition this weekend.
Teams from across Alabama converged on Maxwell Air Force Base to compete in the competition which included a written exam on leadership theory and principles, a panel quiz on aerospace history and dynamics, physical fitness test, uniform inspection and indoor and outdoor flag ceremonies.
The team was comprised of cadets Art Godwin (Team Leader), Hugh Godwin, Davis Baird and Lai Huynh. Cadets like these help make up the cadet program of the Auburn Squadron which is comprised of males and females between the ages of 12-18; their volunteerism in CAP (and their communities) sets them up to be successful leaders within their schools, churches and other civic organizations. The hard work and dedication leading up to and participating in this event brings great credit upon themselves, the Auburn Composite Squadron and the Auburn and Opelika communities.
CAP, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 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 is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. Its volunteers 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 nearly 27,000 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 71 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.auburncap.org for more information.
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