Civil Air Patrol to be honored

— Sen. Jim Honeyford of Sunnyside, a lieutenant colonel with both the Civil Air Patrol’s Washington Wing Legislative Squadron and Yakima Composite Squadron, sponsors a Senate resolution each year to honor the Civil Air Patrol’s service to communities and country.

This year the recognition ceremony is Wednesday, and it will feature a 60-foot-wide glider on display in the legislative parking lot.

Honeyford noted that following the 2014 Oso mudslide, the Civil Air Patrol flew supplies to areas unreachable by heavier aircraft, and ground teams helped in the evacuation of cities and towns.


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