Civil Air Patrol recruits new cadets

Civil Air Patrol recruits new cadets
Georgia Deputy Group Commander Jim Shaw (Source: WALB)
Georgia Deputy Group Commander Jim Shaw (Source: WALB)
The Albany squadron swore in a new commander Lt. Colonel Greg Frich who is a retired Marine. (Source: WALB)
The Albany squadron swore in a new commander Lt. Colonel Greg Frich who is a retired Marine. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Civil Air Patrol is looking for new cadets.

The Cadet program gives hands-on aviation and military experience to young people from the ages of 12 to 21.

The CAP is the official civilian auxiliary of the US Air Force, and cadets take part in search and rescue and disaster relief missions.

"A lot of the cadets that I know, they learn different types of skills, leadership, management. They learn responsibility and accountability," said Georgia Deputy Group Commander Jim Shaw.

On Monday night, the Albany squadron swore in a new commander Lt. Colonel Greg Frich who is a retired Marine.

Those interested in becoming a cadet can sign by visiting the CAP youth membership page.

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