N.H. Wing Legislative Squadron Expands
Lt. Col. Mike Moffett
Assistant Public Affairs Officer
New Hampshire Wing
A luncheon hosted by the New Hampshire Wing’s Legislative Squadron allowed numerous state representatives to mix and mingle with wing personnel while gaining a better appreciation of Civil Air Patrol's capabilities and missions.
The event at the State House Cafeteria also provided a recruiting opportunity for the wing – one it was able to capitalize on.
"We signed up over a couple dozen new members," said Lt. Col. Jess Edwards, Legislative Squadron commander and a second-term representative from Auburn. “And it was great to see legislators asking good questions and learning about the various ways that Civil Air Patrol makes New Hampshire a better place."
One of the newer units in the wing, the Legislative Squadron helps raise awareness of CAP among lawmakers from around the state.
"There is great value for Civil Air Patrol to be able to plug into the legislative network," Edwards added. "Constituent connectivity has value."
He’s looking into promising future initiatives, such as involving CAP in the annual Legislative Softball Classic, where Democrats and Republicans take to the field for sports bragging rights while raising money for homeless veterans.
"We also want to make sure House committees like Fish and Game, Child and Family Law, and Education become better aware of CAP's potential to assist with search and rescue situations or in aerospace training," he said.