Photos by Kelsey Leyva | Amherst News-Times
Cadets and seniors members of the Lorain County Composite Squadron of the Ohio Wing of the Civil Air Patrol took part this past weekend in an annual emergency training bivouac at the Lorain County Regional Airport in New Russia Township. Training included a simulated search and rescue exercise and flight line marshalling, which is directing an aircraft on the ramp. Lt. Col. Bill Penfield of Amherst participated in the session and has been part of the Civil Air Patrol for 46 years. Lt. Col. John Porter was originally from Amherst and now lives in Wakeman. He said about 15 to 20 members in the Lorain County squadron are from Amherst, Oberlin, and Wellington. Some people from a unit in Painsville, Ohio, participated in the three-day event for the first time this year.