Lt Col Israel ThompsonMy name is Lt Col Israel Thompson, CAP. I am the Operations Officer for the Jack Schweiker Composite Squadron, CAP and I am one of the dancers for the 2013 Gloucester County Dancing with the Stars presented by the Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce. My charity is the Civil Air Patrol, the auxiliary of the United States Air Force. The funds raised will be used in training and preparing the local units to be of service in times of emergencies as well as establish a scholarship fund to help cadets from Gloucester County attend local and national activities within Civil Air Patrol.

Want to help us reach our fundraising goal? Go to http://capdonation-dwts.eventbrite.com and make a donation. You can also send checks made out to “Civil Air Patrol” to:

Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 363, Woodbury, NJ 08096


To learn more about these organizations, please click their name below to be directed to their site.

Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commere

Civil Air Patrol (National site)

Jack Schweiker Composite Squadron, CAP

In the late 1930s, more than 150,000 volunteers with a love for aviation argued for an organization to put their planes and flying skills to use in defense of their country.  As a result, the Civil Air Patrol was born one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  Thousands of volunteer members answered America’s call to national service and sacrifice by accepting and performing critical wartime missions. Assigned to the War Department under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Corps, the contributions of Civil Air Patrol, including logging more than 500,000 flying hours, sinking two enemy submarines, and saving hundreds of crash victims during World War II, are well documented. After the war, a thankful nation understood that Civil Air Patrol could continue providing valuable services to both local and national agencies.  On July 1, 1946, President Harry Truman signed Public Law 476 incorporating Civil Air Patrol as a benevolent, nonprofit organization.  On May 26, 1948, Congress passed Public Law 557 permanently establishing Civil Air Patrol as the auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force.  Three primary mission areas were set forth at that time: aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services.  (http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/about/history_of_civil_air_patrol)

The opinions expressed on this site are mine and they do not represent the Civil Air Patrol, Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce or any other organization or persons mentioned. In other words, don’t blame anyone else for what I write, just me.

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