The New Orleans Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, which was active from 1947 to 1956, held a reunion June 14 at the restored terminal of New Orleans Lakefront Airport, with a banquet and presentations on the squadron’s history. The reunion committee included John Ulmer, Al Cheramie, Diane Stevens O’Sullivan and Ken Kelly.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 58,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies.