Civil Air Patrol cadets complete first flight

Captain Ken Best, CAP
Cadets shown below in front of a B-26 Marauder WWII vintage aircraft are back row left to right: Cadet Gabriel Carter, C/CMSgt Justin Townsend, Cadet Airman 1st Class Jesse Fox Garon, front row left to right: C/Amn Isahk Lachney, C/2dLt Kendall Morgan, Cadet Airman 1st Class Ethan James, Cadet Kara Black.

On Saturday, June 22, 2019 cadets and their leader, Second Lieutenant Janelle Townsend from the Ascension Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol made a field trip to Jackson Barracks in New Orleans to learn more about the military heritage of Louisiana and the nation.

Part of the cadet program of the CAP is the opportunity for cadets to participate in field trips that both teach them about CAP, the military and our nations' history and to make new friends in the process of doing so.

Other activities include orientation flights in Cessna aircraft, instruction in close order drill, participation in Search and Rescue Training and organized exercise programs to improve their health.