New Hampshire Wing
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.