Sen. McLachlan Welcomes New Fairfield Civil Air Patrol to Capitol

May 21, 2015

Cadets involved in New Fairfield High School’s Civil Air Patrol program visited State Sen. Michael McLachlan on May 20 at the State Capitol.

Sen. McLachlan, who is a major in the Civil Air Patrol, welcomed the cadets to the historic Senate Chamber and thanked them for their service.

The Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, a nonprofit organization that has 57,000 members nationwide. Cadets are taught military drills and ceremony, and learn about flight.

“The Civil Air Patrol program in New Fairfield is a model for the rest of the state,” Sen. McLachlan said. “The cadets learn respect, leadership, discipline and other skills and values that will help them succeed in life. The hard work of parents, teachers and educators in our communities has made this program a tremendous success. We are very proud of these young men and women.”