Los Alamos CAP Cadets with equipment purchased with LANL Foundation STEM grant. Courtesy/CAP
Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Los Alamos Composite Squadron are benefitting from a $1,500 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) grant from the LANL Foundation.
The grant was used to purchase equipment that supports CAP cadets in their Aeronautical Education and Robotics activities. In addition to these two programs, Los Alamos Cadets participate in Cyber Patriots. This is a national competition that allows cadets to learn how to defend against cyber-attacks and prevent vulnerabilities in computer systems.
Los Alamos Cadets meet weekly and in addition to Aviation and STEM training participate in physical training, character development and learn leadership skills. CAP Cadet programs are open to youth from ages 12 to 21. Information about participation in Los Alamos CAP Cadet programs can be obtained by contacting Major Annette Peters at 505.672.3111.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 57,000 members nationwide. CAP performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving more than 80 lives each year. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counterdrug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 22,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs.
CAP has been performing missions for America for 70 years. For more information, visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com.