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Welcome to the Gastonia Composite Squadron (MER-NC-024)

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December 16, 2017 — Wreaths Across America

Help the Gastonia Composite Squadron pay homage to our honored dead. Each holiday season, we join with other Gaston County military service organizations to lay wreaths at the headstones of veterans.

Purchase a wreath today and help NC-024 continue this important tradition.

Be a part of the ceremony!

If you would like to view the ceremony, or volunteer to lay a wreath, we welcome you to join us at the Oakwood Cemetery in Gastonia on Saturday, Dec 16 (details to the right).

• Dec. 16th — Oakwood Cemetery (Franklin Blvd., Gastonia)
• Ceremony begins promptly at noon
• Volunteers should arrive by 11:30 am

Our Mission

Chartered by Congress in 1941, the Civil Air Patrol is a civilian auxiliary of the USAF. In addition to supporting the Air Force and other federal agencies, CAP has three primary missions:

Aerospace Education

After WWII, air search and ground rescue became CAP’s primary operational mission, along with the education and training of “air-minded”…

Cadet Programs

Today’s Cadets are tomorrow’s leaders Open to youth ages 12-18, the Cadet Program is a year-round program where Cadets fly,…

Emergency Services

Growing from its World War II experience, the Civil Air Patrol continues to save lives and alleviate human suffering by…