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Cadets Receive Promotions and Awards

posted May 23, 2019, 8:22 AM by William Petzinger

MCGUIRE AFB (May 6, 2019) – Eight Civil Air Patrol cadets in the McGuire Composite Squadron recently earned promotions in rank or CAP achievements

Cadets Brad Hersey and Joseph Podesta III received the Gen. Arnold Achievement and were promoted to cadet airman first class. The Gen. Arnold Achievement is given for successfully completing specific requirements of Achievement 2 in the learning phase. Gen. Arnold was the founding father of the U.S. Air Force.

Cadet Connor Scott earned the Maj. Gen. John F. Curry Achievement and received his first promotion to cadet airman. The Maj Gen. John F. Curry Achievement is given for completing Achievement 1 in the learning phase. Maj. Curry served as Civil Air Patrol’s first National Commander.

Cadets Caleb Daniels, Cadet Kendall Daniels, and Cadet Alanna Hendrickson all maintained their rank of cadet master sergeant and earned Achievement 8. Achievement 8 is named after Neil Armstrong who was the first man to set foot on the Moon, aboard Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969 – “One giant leap for mankind.”

C/SMSgt Lorenzo Diventura earned the Achievement 6 award named after Jimmy Doolittle. He was a pioneer in field of aeronautical engineering and leader of the World War II air raid on Tokyo.

C/SrA Jessica Hoschek earned the Achievement 3 award. Achievement 3 is named after Mary Feik, who was a pioneer in the fields of aviation mechanics and engineering, and proud CAP member.

C/SrA Hoschek was also awarded Cadet of the Month for her outstanding performance at the McGuire Composite Squadron. C/SMSgt Diventura earned the NCO of the Month award for work within the Great Start aspect of CAP, and for his overall performance.

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. CAP’s 61,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. In addition, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to over 26,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs.

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