Civil Air Patrol Squadron Officially Launched in Basin

The Uintah Basin now has its own cadet squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. The Civil Air Patrol, or CAP, is an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force that includes a cadet program of 24,000 youth across the county that learn to assist the senior CAP members in disaster relief, search and rescue and even receive some aerospace education. Several meetings were held on Tuesday as part of the launch of the official Uintah Wilderness Cadet Squadron. Speaking to a group of supporters, Squadron Commanding Officer Jackie Davis described the experience of her son who has been involved in Civil Air Patrol since last summer. “In the past 5 months of being involved in CAP,” shared Davis,  “I’ve seen more growth in him than I’ve seen in the last 14 years...He has found a place. He is part of something bigger than himself. Through it, his confidence is growing [and] he is learning what it means to serve his community and his fellow man.” Davis also emphasized that with the community’s support, this program could help many youth in the Basin to develop leadership skills and do great things. To learn more, visit


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