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NY air base hosting Civil Air Patrol graduation
SCOTIA (AP) -- More than 200 young men and women from across New York and two neighboring states are wrapping up a Civil Air Patrol leadership program held at an upstate Air National Guard base.
A graduation ceremony is being held Saturday morning at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Schenectady County, home of New York's 109th Airlift Wing.
The ceremony is the culmination of the weeklong Civil Air Patrol Leadership Encampment. The Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary organization of the U.S. Air Force.
Some 200 cadets, ages 12 to 18, from New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania will be graduating from the training program. They spent the week at the base in Scotia learning about leadership, aerospace, physical fitness, the Air Force and other topics.