- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

WHITEFIELD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Civil Air Patrol’s White Mountain Squadron has officially received its charter and will begin operations in the state’s North Country communities.

The Caledonian Record reports (https://bit.ly/295Ss9t ) the primary mission of the CAP is to provide cadet programs for youth and assist in emergency services such as search and rescue missions. The youth programs include aerospace education and aircraft flight and glider orientation tests.

Deputy squadron commander John Tholl says there are 14 senior members and 27 cadets in the organization to date. The squadron is based at Whitefield’s Mt. Washington Regional Airport.

Tholl says the squadron would like to get an aircraft of its own at some point, likely a Cessna.

Founded in 1941, the CAP is the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.


Information from: The Caledonian-Record, https://www.caledonianrecord.com

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