Civil Air Patrol unit supports National Night Out in nearby communities
Wisconsin – National Night Out represents an opportunity for neighbors and residents in communities across America to learn about community programs, crime prevention strategies, and develop neighborhood camaraderie. This year’s National Night Out, held on the evening of August 6, saw members of the Rock County Flight manning booths in Janesville and Beloit to help introduce Civil Air Patrol’s Drug Demand Reduction programming to members of the community.
In Janesville, Majors David Deiler and Donald Peroutka manned a Civil Air Patrol Drug Demand Reduction booth sponsored by the Janesville Police Department as part of the community’s National Night Out celebration. At the same time, Lt. Col. Larry Ochowski and Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Adam Edmunds manned a similar booth at the Rock County Sheriff’s Department during Beloit’s National Night Out celebration.
During the four-hour event, the members showcased Civil Air Patrol to approximately 6,000 attendees between the two locations. Civil Air Patrol joined approximately 35 other organizations who assisted with the celebrations.
Attendees at the National Night Out events had the opportunity to participate in inflatable bounce houses, a National Guard sponsored rock wall climb, and static displays of equipment used by the state and local law enforcement organizations. Both sites also featured equipment and members of the local fire departments. The National Night Out provided families and residents with the opportunity for the entire family to get out, meet their neighbors, and learn about community programs.