Cadets from the Spring BCT cycle at graduation.

Cadets from the Spring BCT cycle at graduation.

The Concord Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol’s local unit in Concord, New Hampshire, will host its Fall Open House and Recruiting Night on Thursday, October 6th starting promptly at 6:30pm at the New Hampshire Army National Guard’s Aviation Support Facility, 26 Regional Drive, adjacent to the airport in Concord.

This twice-annual event is the last opportunity in 2016 for interested youth and adults to become a part of Civil Air Patrol in the Concord area.

The Concord Squadron uses a unique “pipelining” approach to new membership & training which brings prospective members into the unit only twice a year, at predesignated times, to begin new member training. Reservation Map This Fall’s new member period begins at the Open House on October 6th and closes with “Inprocessing Night” on October 20th where new member’s applications will be reviewed and forwarded to National Headquarters.

Access to the NH Army National Guard Reservation is via the Minuteman Way Gate off Regional Drive adjacent to Concord Airport.  Please have photo ID available for the sentries at the gate.  Once on the NH ARNG Reservation, proceed to the HQ Armory, which is located at the extreme northern end of the reservation, near Pembroke Road (see the star in the diagram to the right).

If you are interested in joining but cannot visit during the Open House, don’t despair! Contact Lt Col Darin Ninness via email ( or phone (603-340-7062) for other arrangements.