Four of the five-member Kidder family of Benson, Vt., are proudly serving the nation as volunteers with the Rutland Squadron of the U.S. Civil Air Patrol, the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Pictured are 1Lt. Kathy Kidder with cadet sons Ethan (center) and Brennan. Ethan was promoted last week to cadet senior airman. Brennan serves as the squadron's cadet captain. Not pictured are CAP 1Lt. Dave Kidder, father, who is a master sergeant in the Vermont Air Guard. The youngest Kidder, daughter Belle, will join CAP when she turns 12. Many cadets become CAP senior members at age 21.

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