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Civil Air Patrol vital piece of American airpower for 76 years
Seventy-six years ago, the Civil Air Patrol found its way into existence, playing a crucial role in helping protect the United States homeland during World War II; today as the Air Force’s official auxiliary force, they continue that role along with several others. The Mississippi Wing’s Golden Triangle Composite Squadron supports Mississippi and Columbus Air Force Base using Cessna 172s and 182s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross)

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross |  VIRIN: 171116-F-CU844-0003.JPG