A message from the San Jose Senior Squadron 80 Commander:

The Fourth of July this year is unique from any of those I’ve celebrated both pre- and post- naturalization as a US Citizen back in April 2007.  The nation and the world is in the grip of a massive pandemic, civil unrest relating to the principal that all peoples are created equal, and political divisiveness on a scale unseen in recent history.  The history of this nation is not written by the politicians but by each individual willing to serve a purpose beyond themselves, to advance the rights of marginalized groups, and to sacrifice a part of themselves for another.

Your service in Civil Air Patrol and your other endeavors are a testament to who you are, and I am proud to serve with each and every one of you.


Richard West

1st Lt Richard West, CAP, is Commander of San Jose Senior Squadron 80 and Assistant Emergency Services Officer of San Francisco Bay Group 2.

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