PHILIPSBURG – The Civil Air Patrol will be holding an information session open to the public at Mid-State Airport on Tuesday at 6 p.m.Topics for the session will focus on the formation of a new squadron at Mid-State Airport, located outside of Philipsburg.
In June, the Pennsylvania Wing of Civil Air Patrol and the Mid-State Regional Airport Authority began talks of bringing a new squadron to the airport. A new squadron at that airport would help increase CAP’s coverage in Central Pennsylvania.
The nearest other squadrons are located in State College, Centre Hall, Williamsport, Clarion and Indiana.
Civil Air Patrol offers unique and exciting opportunities for cadets, ages 12-18, and senior members, ages 18 and up. CAP members participate in local, state and national training in topics such as emergency services, communications, leadership, aerospace education and more.
CAP volunteers carry out more than 95 percent of all inland search and rescue missions as assigned by the US Air Force — typically involving missing aircraft and missing persons searches.
For more information about the new Mid-State squadron or Civil Air Patrol in general, contact 1LT Justin Ogden at 762-8024 or visit their Web site.