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Civil Air Patrol cadets participate in disaster drill

by Carrie Steinweg

Cadets played the role of victims during the recent CAP training exercise. (Photo: Paul Steinweg)
HAMMOND, Ind. (December 19, 2017 – Cadets from Lansing’s Thunder Composite Squadron 317 of the Civil Air Patrol recently participated in a District 1 Hospital Emergency Planning Committee (HEPC) Drill with the Indiana District 1 Homeland Security Task Force. The disaster drill took place in Hammond with parts of the Hammond Federal Building and Franciscan Health Hammond in use.

The District 1 HEPC conducted the full-scale “Sky High” exercise with Civil Air Patrol cadets from squadrons in both Indiana and Illinois playing the parts of disaster victims.

The Thunder Composite Squadron 317 meets each Wednesday evening at Heritage Middle School in Lansing.


Carrie Steinweg
Carrie Steinweg
Carrie Steinweg is a freelance writer, photographer, author, and food and travel blogger who has lived in Lansing for 27 years. She most enjoys writing about food, people, history, and baseball. Her favorite Lansing Journal articles that she has written are: "Lan Oak Lanes attracts film crew," "Why Millennials are choosing Lansing," "Curtis Granderson returns home to give back," "The Cubs, the World Series, fandom, and family," and "Lansing's One Trick Pony Brewery: a craft beer oasis."