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Nearly two dozen Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadets from Kathleen High School’s Central Florida Aerospace Academy gathered at Lakeland Regional Airport last month for CAP’s monthly safety training. CAP senior members, parents and other guests accompanied the students.
The Civil Air Patrol, is an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. The non-profit is tasked with three primary missions: aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services. Its more than 61,000 members nationwide take the lead when it comes to aerospace education. Volunteers serve as mentors to nearly 27,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. According to school officials at Central Florida Aerospace Academy, its CAP auxiliary is the largest in the Sunshine State.
Some highlights of the safety training included:
The day’s activities were coordinated by CFAA’s Instructor & CAP Vice-Commander George Bartuska, CAP Commander and Squadron Captain Lori Bradner, Fire Lieutenant Blake Monroe and other fire department personnel.News