posted Sep 20, 2016, 8:17 AM by Jed Taylor

The Abilene Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary, will conduct a membership drive for both cadet and adult members during the month of October.  The membership drive will include a unit Open House on Tuesday, October 11th at the Abilene Garden Club 300 Westwood Dr in Abilene beginning at 7:00 pm.  Membership is open to young people from 12 to 18 years of age for the cadet program, and adults 18 and older.

Civil Air Patrol, the official U. S. Air Force Auxiliary, is a civilian, volunteer, nonprofit, service organization. Its unpaid members perform more than 80 percent of inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue and Coordination Center. Volunteers also take a leading role in aerospace education and conduct one of America’s finest youth programs, the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program

Civil Air Patrol won fame during World War II for its coastal patrol and other all-volunteer civilian defense activities.  Today, the organization conducts a wide variety of emergency service missions, including search and rescue, disaster relief, counter-drug activities and carries on a comprehensive program of aerospace education and youth leadership training.