CONCORD, N.H. -- In keeping with its longstanding tradition of service and support in times of need, the New Hampshire Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) has been busy distributing life-saving personal protective equipment (PPE) and more through the Granite State.
Senior members and other CAP personnel began numerous delivery missions of PPE from Wing Headquarters in Concord in mid-April. PPE items include masks, respirators, protective clothing and other equipment designed to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
“As of April 24 we’ve helped distribute 1524 packages,” said Colonel Bill Moran of the N.H. Wing.
The N.H. Wing’s Legislative Squadron has also stepped up to support the distribution mission.
State Representative Tim Lang of Sanbornton is not only a proud member of the Legislative Squadron, but also has a long history with CAP, going back to his days as a cadet with the CAP Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage, Alaska. Lang became a Cadet Lieutenant Colonel and squadron commander while in high school. He later became a senior member with the same unit.
“My Civil Air Patrol cadet experience really helped shape my life in a good way,” said Lang. “I’m now happy to support the N.H. Wing in any way I can.”
Lang and other Legislative Squadron members have joined other CAP personnel in driving all over New Hampshire delivering PPE packages to first responders, hospitals, long-term care facilities and other places in need of support.
Deliveries are expected to continue throughout the month of May.
CAP personnel have been helping out on other fronts as well, to include New Hampshire’s Call Center where record numbers of people have applied for unemployment benefits.