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CAP is full throttle in New Hampshire

On the evening of Dec. 11, 2008, one of the largest ice storms in decades hit the Northeast, leaving more than 1.4 million people without power. Not long after the storm struck, the New Hampshire Wing soared into the sky to begin aerial damage surveys. CAP volunteers also helped with debris removal and supply relief.

When Hurricane Sandy struck in October 2012, the New Hampshire Wing invited the Northeast Region’s Area Command Team (ACT) to set up operations at the wing’s Concord command center. Working together, the wing and ACT coordinated more than 400 flights and took more than 150,000 photographs for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In addition, 60 wing volunteers carried out ground and airborne duties, including 48 flights.

The New Hampshire Wing also was the first in CAP to create a cadet squadron at a public charter school, doing so in 2014 in Nashua, New Hampshire. The school concentrates on providing students with a STEM-based education, making it the perfect fit for Civil Air Patrol. Even though the squadron was formed as an extracurricular activity in 2014, students do not have to attend the charter school to participate. The unit currently has 37 cadets and eight senior members.

During the response to Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, the New Hampshire Wing hosted the Area Command Team (ACT) for the entire Northeast Region of Civil Air Patrol. Staff based at the Concord center coordinated more than 400 flights that totaled more than 1,200 hours in the air and took 158,000 photos for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In all, more than 60 wing members carried out both ground and airborne duties, including 48 flights. The area photographed covered the East Coast from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to Cape May, New Jersey. Photo by Maj. Penny Hardy, New Hampshire Wing
During the response to Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, the New Hampshire Wing hosted the Area Command Team (ACT) for the entire Northeast Region of Civil Air Patrol. Staff based at the Concord center coordinated more than 400 flights that totaled more than 1,200 hours in the air and took 158,000 photos for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In all, more than 60 wing members carried out both ground and airborne duties, including 48 flights. The area photographed covered the East Coast from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to Cape May, New Jersey. Photo by Maj. Penny Hardy, New Hampshire Wing
The Humphrey Cadet Squadron is the first Civil Air Patrol school squadron. Formed on May 1, 2014, the unit was the brainchild of then-Maj. Kevin Harbison, a teacher at the Academy of Arts and Design in Nashua. The squadron is an extracurricular activity at the school, and its meetings are held in the afternoons after school. The squadron is named after Patricia Humphrey, wife of former U.S. Sen. Gordon Humphrey, who was one of the co-founders of the school. Lt. Col. Harbison, the former Greater Nashua squadron commander, is now the Humphrey squadron’s commander.
The Humphrey Cadet Squadron is the first Civil Air Patrol school squadron. Formed on May 1, 2014, the unit was the brainchild of then-Maj. Kevin Harbison, a teacher at the Academy of Arts and Design in Nashua. The squadron is an extracurricular activity at the school, and its meetings are held in the afternoons after school. The squadron is named after Patricia Humphrey, wife of former U.S. Sen. Gordon Humphrey, who was one of the co-founders of the school. Lt. Col. Harbison, the former Greater Nashua squadron commander, is now the Humphrey squadron’s commander.
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