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Gallatin Composite Squadron Assists in Whitehall

On the morning of May 14, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members of the Gallatin Composite Squadron traveled to Whitehall Montana to assist with traffic control during the town's first 5K Fun Run. During the run, eight cadets (members between the ages of 12 and 21) and three senior members (members 21 and older) used teamwork and radio communication to help direct runners, safely stop traffic if needed, and provide information to drivers on the activity. 

CAP set up an informational recruiting booth and hosted locals at the Whitehall Star Theatre for a free showing of the original Top Gun movie after the run. The movie had many leadership lessons that were discussed after the movie. The main question was "Do you want an arrogant pilot or a confident pilot?" And "Is there a difference between arrogance and confidence?" These leadership questions challenged the audience to think not only about the plot of the movie and the loss of the dearly loved character "Goose," but about what they can apply to their personal leadership from an iconic movie. 

Civil Air Patrol members have four core values; integrity, excellence, volunteer service, and respect. All members display these qualities and put them into everything they do. The cap core values were evident at the Whitehall fun run and cap recruiting event as every cadet and senior member assisted with the run, helped with clean-up, and answered questions about civil air patrol. 

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