Meet Joseph Garcia of Talcott. Joseph is a junior at James Monroe High School and the son of Michael and Phyllis Garcia of Talcott.
Joseph is very active in the civil air patrol (CAP). He serves as the First Sergeant for the Greenbrier Composite Squadron. He enjoys drill and physical training. Last year he was the outstanding cadet at the West Virginia Wing Encampment at Camp Dawson and won the drill competition. This year he served as the First Sergeant of the encampment.
He joined the CAP as a volunteer to serve his community, state and country. The CAP works with the air force and other government agencies to fulfill its mission. The four core values of the CAP are integrity, volunteer service, excellence and respect. Joseph believes that one must be willing to go beyond self to help others. Giving back is very important to him.
Joseph wants to continue his membership in the CAP and advance to the higher grades. One of his desires is to attend the Combat Control Orientation Course.
After graduation from high school Joseph intends to enlist in the U. S. Army and train to be a cannon crewmember. After obtaining the grade of E-5 he hopes to become a Drill Sergeant. We need more young men and women like Joseph in our lives. The CAP trains our youth to be responsible citizens for a greater tomorrow.
If you are looking for a more meaningful life and experience, come out to the Greenbrier Valley Airport on Monday nights at 7 p.m. For more information contact Major Ed Childers at 304-438-7128 or go to our website: www.gocivilairpatrol.com.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 54 lives in fiscal year 2011. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to nearly 27,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. CAP received the World Peace Prize in 2011 and has been performing missions for America for 70 years. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com or www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.