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Stafford Calls on CAP Volunteers

October 10, 2019

by 1st Lt Brooke Erikson, CAP, Oklahoma Wing

The B-25 Mitchell “Devil Dog” is seen during a photo pass at the Central Texas Airshow in 2012.


VANCE AIRFORCE BASE, Okla–On September 28, 2019 the Enid Composite Squadron of the United States Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) helped the Stafford Air and Space Museum with the Wings Over Weatherford event that they host annually every year in September. The Museum Assistant Director and Marketing Coordinator, Chaney Larsen, contacted one of Enid’s officers about helping volunteer at the event.

Several members went down to help work the event. The members assisted with directing customers to the entrance and parking in the allotted parking area. One member, specifically a new cadet, received lots of compliments on how he was handling directing and parking customers.

A new officer who volunteered for the event, Frank Hooper, noticed an elderly gentleman down on the ground leaned up against one of the fire trucks. The man’s wife was patting his back. Hooper went over to see if he was okay and if he needed help. Another member, First Lieutenant Brooke Erikson went to alert the emergency personnel about the gentleman. The emergency personnel loaded the gentleman up in the ambulance and treated him.

Larsen, thanked the squadron members for assisting with the event. They received a free flight in a Beechcraft C-45 when the event was ended as a thank you for helping.

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