Civil Air Patrol

Southeast Group members visit the U.S. Air Force Museum

By Lt Col Connie King

Eight Civil Air Patrol members, six cadets and two senior members,  recently traveled to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force .  The museum, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, serves as the primary repository of the U.S. Air Force’s history and heritage.

The members represented four CAP units including the Racine Composite Squadron, Waukesha Composite Squadron, Walco Composite Squadron, and the Southeast Group Headquarters.A $3,000 grant from the Racine Community Foundation made the trip possible.

During the museum visit members had the chance to experience Air Force history first-hand through photos, displays, and viewing actual aircraft and rockets used throughout the Air Force’s history.  Besides the museum the members also visited the Wright Brothers National Memorial located outside Dayton and operated by the National Park Service.

Cadet Staff Sgt. Shawn Booream, Cadet Airman Liam Beltinck and Cadet Master Sgt. Merrick Beltinck –all members of the Racine Composite Squadron – stand in front of a Consolidated B-24 “Liberator.”

Cadet Staff Sgt. Shawn Booream, Cadet Airman Liam Beltinck and Cadet Master Sgt. Merrick Beltinck –all members of the Racine Composite Squadron – stand in front of a Consolidated B-24 “Liberator.”

 

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