Civil Air Patrol squadrons plan open house in BG


The Wood County Senior, Toledo ANGB Cadet, and Flag City Composite Squadrons, local units of the Civil Air Patrol, are hosting an open house at noon on April 1 at the Wood County Regional Airport, 1261 E. Poe Road.

The event is planned to run for two hours and all are welcome to attend.

The open house will consist of a general CAP overview, cadet drill demonstration, aircraft static display, flight simulators and information tables from various programs including emergency services, flight operations, cadet programs, aerospace education and radio communications. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

The Toledo ANGB Cadet Squadron is Northwest Ohio’s largest cadet squadron and meets at the Toledo Air National Guard Base. As a cadet squadron, the unit is heavily focused on the CAP cadet program for its members aged 12 and older. With the mission of “transforming youth into dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders,” young adults participate weekly in leadership, aerospace, fitness, and character development activities. Cadets also participate in the CAP emergency services program as ground team members, radio operators and assistants at incident command posts.

The Wood County Senior Squadron is an emergency services and flight operations focused squadron based at the regional airport in Bowling Green and is made up of senior members 18 and older. This squadron serves as Northwest Ohio’s CAP emergency services hub for training and activities including flight operations, unmanned aircraft, search and rescue, disaster relief and radio communications. While many of the squadron activities are aviation related, no aviation or piloting experience is necessary to apply.

The Flag City Composite Squadron is a cadet program and emergency services focused squadron based in Findlay. The squadron was launched in late 2022 and is actively growing its cadet membership while pursuing the fundamentals of emergency services training.

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