Members of the Civil Air Patrol recently staged a search-and-rescue exercise training program at West Houston Airport. The training session was hosted by the Thunderbird Composite Squadron, which has cutting edge communications equipment ready to put into use in the event of a local disaster. Approximately 50 members attended the event, sharpening their skills and flying a total of six aircraft. All of the activities practiced were based on FEMA directives and procedures. Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, which regularly participates in search-and-rescue missions nationwide. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.