PHILIPSBURG – Mid-State Composite Squadron 239 of the Civil Air Patrol announces a recent change of Cadet Command.
Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Steven Lazar, a junior at Philipsburg Osceola, has been named the new Cadet Commander of Squadron 239. He has
accepted this role from the prior Cadet Commander, Cadet First Lieutenant John Smith, a sophomore at Philipsburg Osceola. Cadet Lazar’s responsibilities include setting direction for the Cadet Program at the Squadron as well as being the highest staff position a Cadet can achieve within the Squadron. Cadet Smith will remain active in the Squadron and take on a role of Staff Advisor.
Mid-State Composite Squadron 239 is based at Mid-State Regional Airport near Philipsburg. Weekly meetings rotate through a schedule of drill, leadership, aerospace education, moral leadership, and emergency services training.
Civil Air Patrol performs 95 percent of all inland search and rescue missions as assigned by the United States Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. These missions include missing aircraft and missing person searches. Volunteer opportunities exists for cadets, ages 12-18, and for CAP officers, age 18 and above.
For more information on Civil Air Patrol please contact Captain Justin Ogden, Commander of Mid-State Composite Squadron 239, at 814-592-2340. Or visit the Mid-State 239 Web site.