Cadets March in Kyle Parade

Written by Maj. Matthew Congrove     October 17th, 2015

The "Tex" Hill Composite Squadron color guard walks along Center Street during the parade in Kyle, Texas. (Photo by Maj. Matthew Congrove)

  • Cadet Airman 1st Class Angela Salazar hands out information about the Civil Air Patrol to locals watching the parade. (Photo by Maj. Matthew Congrove)

  • Lt. Col. Rich Ferguson waves to the crowd during the parade from the Civil Air Patrol van. (Photo by Maj. Matthew Congrove)

San Marcos, Texas — Cadet and senior members of the David Lee "Tex" Hill Composite Squadron participated in the Kyle Founders' Parade, celebrating the 135th birthday of the city.

The annual parade features many local organizations, politicians and city leaders. The "Tex" Hill squadron of neighboring San Marcos, Texas serves the Kyle area with disaster relief and search and rescue missions, and was asked to participate. The squadron's color guard performed while the unit van drove behind. Squadron members handed out information about the Civil Air Patrol and it's missions to many of the locals gathered along the street.

Birthday cake was served by the city at the conclusion of the hour-long celebration in the town square.

About Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force's Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol's 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit for more information.


Contact Information

Lt. Col. Ron Diana, CAP
Squadron Commander & Public Affairs Officer
David Lee "Tex" Hill Composite Squadron, SWR-TX-435, Texas Wing
(512) 710-8435 |

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