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Cadets Say Thank You to Veterans

November 8, 2021

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Abilene, Texas (6 Nov) – The Abilene Composite Squadron, local unit of Civil Air Patrol, gathered together to say thank you and honor all those who have served our nation. 

Cadets gathered from Clyde High School and Abilene Composite squadron to form up and represent the Civil Air Patrol in the parade. The unit gathered at the Prime Lending Building for a quick inspection and then traveled to the staging area where they rehearsed and visited with other parade participants. 

The unit’s commander, Lieutenant Colonel Jed Taylor, noted the continuing growth of the unit. “Every year we get a little bigger at this parade.” Cadets enjoyed seeing the support the crowd gave as they marched by. “It was important”, Cadet Airman Jerry Wood stated about attending the parade, “because I was able to show my own support in my own way. I was so happy to march in honor of our country.”

The unit would like to thank not just all those who have served the nation, but also the Taylor County Veterans Service Office for continuing to organize the event. 

 Abilene Composite Squadron continues to look for members from the community. If you are interested in getting more information or getting involved as a cadet or mentor, please visit their website at Abilene.CAP.gov. 

Civil Air Patrol is the longtime auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such is a valued member of its Total Force. In its auxiliary role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 single-engine aircraft and more than 2,000 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). It performs about 90% of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 82 lives annually. CAP’s 54,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Operating as a nonprofit organization, CAP also plays a leading role in STEM/aerospace education, and its members serve as mentors to more than 20,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs.

Visit www.CAP.News or www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.

Tagged As: Cadet Program Community Service

For More Information:

Will Holloway - wholloway@abilenecap.org, 325-518-1620

Jed Taylor - jtaylor@abilenecap.org

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