When Gunther Dodge’s father, Capt. Ken Dodge of Pierz, Minnesota, joined the Minnesota Air National Guard in January, his mother Heike thought it would be good for the family to get involved with Civil Air Patrol. It is a civilian auxiliary to the United States Air Force. As Heike took Gunther to the meetings, she began thinking she might as well join as well. Six months later, they are members of CAP’s Crow Wing Composite Squadron in Brainerd.