New Civil Air Patrol Squadron to Begin Operations in South Orange County

A new Civil Air Patrol (CAP) squadron has been established in south Orange County, California.
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - April 6, 2022 - PRLog -- Mission Viejo, CA – A new Civil Air Patrol (CAP) squadron has been established in south Orange County, California. The first public meeting of the South County Cadet Squadron 232 will be held at Mission Viejo High School (Classroom 220) beginning at 6:30pm on Wednesday April 6, 2022. According to 1st Lt. Austin Zoutis, the squadron commander, the community is welcome to attend and to learn more about CAP.

"I am extremely excited to be a part of expanding the Civil Air Program to south Orange County. This community area has been underserved for some time." Zoutis adds, "We have a great core of cadet and senior members that helped make this possible. This is a great opportunity to offer a meeting location that can reach more cadets and senior members in the area. The youth and seniors in the area can take advantage of the CAP benefits in a local setting."

2nd Lt. Edward Kwak, the South County Cadet Squadron 232 public affairs officer says, "CAP is a powerful program that not only provides cadet members an introduction into the Air Force and aerospace education, but gives young people the opportunity to become leaders."

"CAP has allowed me to pursue my interest in flight" said Cadet Staff Sgt. Andrew Sandford, "and I recently earned a scholarship to start flight training towards my private pilot license."

After the first public meeting on April 6, 2022, South County Cadet Squadron 232 will continue to meet on Wednesdays at Mission Viejo High School from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Meetings are hosted at Mission Viejo High School, 25025 Chrisanta Dr, Mission Viejo, CA 92691, in classroom 220 on Wednesday evenings starting at 6:30pm.

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force's Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 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 an average of 80 lives annually. CAP's 58,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. CAP also plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to 25,000 young people participating in CAP's Cadet Programs. Visit for more information.

2nd Lt. Edward Kwak, CAP
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