Inspired by kids 11-18 who I have run across involved in the Civil Air Patrol I thought I would look into the opportunities for adults to serve their communities through this organization. Little did I know they have more adult members than kids!
I found out it is never too late to serve your country regardless of age. I visited the Civil Air Patrol website http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com and found one of the squadrons in the area. Attended a meeting and spoke to some of the adult members. Completed the membership form, ordered the uniform and within several weeks completed the Level One Orientation course. Now I'm able to seek additional training in a specialty track such as Public Affairs that I am interested in. Having a lot of fun with maximizing the benefits with this bucket list item!
Great way to be trained to assist with search and rescues, disaster relief and more! There are many ways to provide volunteer service to your community through this organization. Check out the website for more details.
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."-- Norman MacFinan