The Lone Eagle Composite Squadron, within Group 221 of the New Jersey Wing, meets on Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 9:15 PM at the Scout Cabin, Corner of Park and Lackawanna Avenues, Borough of Peapack-Gladstone, NJ 07977. For more information about the Squadron, contact Capt Steven S. Kiss, Commander, at 973-769-7032
Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.
NJ Wing Commander visits Lone Eagle on 27 Jan 16
On Jan 27th, we were pleasently surprised by a visit by Col Steven Tracy, NJ Wing Commander, and Lt Col Amy Myzie, NJ Wing, Chief of Staff. Col Tracy challenged all cadets to recruit at least two others to CAP. Col Tracy asked cadets about their future objectives and offered to answer any questions about the NJ Wing. He mentioned, among other things, that the NJ Wing Convention will be held on Saturday, April 16th, at Liberty Science Center where there will be a lot of STEM exhibits. He also mentioned that he plans to hold the 2017 NJ Wing Convention at Atlantic City to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first CAP flight operations at Bader Field located near the Sheraton Hotel where the convention will be held.
group photo with Col Tracy and Lt Col Myzie along with our mascot, Cobalt
McLain Bascone, held by Grace Bascone.