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McGuire Squadron Cadets Receive Promotions and Aerospace Education Awards

posted Nov 12, 2019, 11:28 AM by William Petzinger

MCGUIRE AFB (Nov. 4, 2019) – Five cadets in the McGuire Composite Squadron recently earned Civil Air Patrol achievements and received promotions in rank. 

Cadet Maici Minchwarner received the Gen. Jimmy Doolittle Achievement and was promoted to Cadet Senior Master Sergeant. The Gen. Doolittle Achievement is given for successfully completing specific requirements of Achievement 6 in the Learning Phase of the Cadet Program.

C/Amn Austin Hadley, C/Amn Tyler Hart, C/Amn Diego Rodriguez and C/Amn Samantha Beecroft all graduated from the Great Start Program and earned the Maj Gen. John F. Curry Achievement.

The McGuire Composite Squadron received an Aerospace Education Excellence Award for 2018-19 for activities that included CyberPatriot, model rocketry and astronomy. The following cadets also received Aerospace Education Excellence Awards: C/Amn Luke Bailey, C/SMSgt Lea Burton, C/A1C Jake Cahill, C/SSgt Christopher Cerra, C/CMSgt Lorenzo Diventura, C/Amn Robert Guillaume, C/SMSgt Mikhayla Hamilton, C/2dLt Alanna Hendrickson, C/SrA Brad Hersey, C/MSgt Jessica Hoschek, C/MSgt Jacob Irwin, C/A1C Xavier Jackson, C/SSgt Mckenzie Keedy, C/SrA Philip Lopiccolo, C/A1C Christian Lucas, C/SMSgt Maici Mintchwarner, C/Amn Matthew Nolan, C/Sra Dwayne Phelps, C/Amn Michael Prodeline, C/Amn Luis Reyes, C/A1C Gabriel Sampson, C/SrA Jenna Skeens, C/Capt Peter Toth, C/A1C Brianna Varnes and C/A1C Jakob Williams.

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.

Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com or www.CAP.news for more information.

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