Civil Air Patrol Conducts Emergency Drills

Several Civil Air Patrol squadrons from across Tennessee are training to help keep residents safe. On Saturday and Sunday, volunteers met at the McKellar-Sipes Airport to practice search and rescue exercises. They practiced doing searches both up in the air and on the ground, looking for downed airplanes and missing people. Officials said they do these drills frequently across the state to hone their skills for when they are needed for an emergency. The Civil Air Patrol became an auxilary of the U.S. Air Force in 1948.

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