Civil Air Patrol Cadets present the colors

| 06 Jul 2015 | 01:06

— Civil Air Patrol Cadets from the Scranton Composite Squadron 201 furnished the color guard at a recent Rail Riders game at PNC Field.

The cadets held the American flag and the Pennsylvania flag during the playing of the national anthem to start the game. Cadets practice presenting the colors as part of their drill and ceremonies training.

The color guard was staffed by:

C/MSgt Kyle Hordyszynski of Milford

C/2Lt Thomas McCormick of Scranton

C/Capt Michael Pope III of Old Forge

C/CMSgt Robert Klemens of Scranton

Following the presentation, the cadets enjoyed the baseball game with their families and other squadron members.

The squadron 201 meets Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at the Lackawanna Public Service Center, 30 Valley View Drive, Jessup PA. For membership, email Captain McCormick at

About the patrolThe Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 60,000 members nationwide. In its Air Force auxiliary role, it performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and has been credited with saving more than 100 lives this fiscal year.

Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counterdrug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to over 25,000 young people.

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