- St. Nick may be watching you, but the Civil Air Patrol is watching him
While locals are nestled all snug in their beds this Christmas, the cadets of McMinnville’s Civil Air Patrol squadron will be watching the skies.
Lt. Cathe Fredericks, the squadron’s public affairs officers, said intelligence briefings from the North American Aerospace Defense Command warn that a bogey might well enter McMinnville airspace Dec. 24 — possibly piloted by a known home invader.
That’s right. Santa Claus is coming to town. And the Civil Air Patrol is on high alert.