Civil Air Patrol Virginia Wing Members Support Food Distribution Efforts

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Civil Air Patrol’s (CAP) Virginia Wing provides support for Prince William County’s distribution of necessary resources. They were tasked last week at the request of Prince William County and Meals on Wheels.

As part of a growing connection with Prince William County’s COVID-response efforts, three senior members and nine cadets met in Manassas. They helped in the transfer of food supplies to storage spaces to prepare for distribution to the public. Working with Manassas Senior Center staff and Prince William Parks and Recreation, Virginia Wing members unloaded and stored hundreds of packages of food items, which will be used to make thousands of meals for Manassas and Prince William County.

The senior center’s staff, working with Meals on Wheels, expressed gratitude for the support CAP members provided.

The team then moved to Woodbridge, where additional aid was requested to unload and store packages that will be used to prepare an expected 1,500-plus meals.

Additional support is expected throughout the Commonwealth as relief efforts continue in food distribution centers.

About Virginia Wing

The Virginia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, with 22 squadrons spread throughout the Commonwealth, has approximately 2,000 members, 12 light aircraft, 29 multi-purpose vehicles and two cargo vans. These assets are available to federal, state and county governments, emergency responders and law enforcement agencies to perform search and rescue, homeland security, disaster relief, humanitarian assistance and counter-drug missions. For more information on the Virginia Wing of CA, visit vawg.cap.gov and Facebook page facebook.com/VAWGCAP.

About Civil Air Patrol

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% 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 82 lives annually. CAP’s 66,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. In addition, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to over 28,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit GoCivilAirPatrol.com or CAP.news for more information.

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