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McGuire Squadron Cadets Receive Promotions and Awards

posted Sep 25, 2019, 9:41 AM by William Petzinger   [ updated Sep 25, 2019, 9:54 AM ]

MCGUIRE AFB (Sept. 9, 2019) – Five Civil Air Patrol cadets in the McGuire Composite Squadron recently earned promotions in rank or CAP achievements at the organization’s weekly meeting.

Cadets Lea Burton and Maici Mintchwarner received the Charles Lindbergh Achievement, promoting to the rank of Master Sergeant. Lindbergh was the first person to fly solo, non-stop, across the Atlantic Ocean, aboard the "Spirit of St. Louis.”

Cadet Mckenzie Keedy earned her Wright Brothers Award and became a Staff Sergeant. This award is significant because it means that C/SSgt Keedy is now an NCO in the second phase of Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program. The award recognizes excellence in all four areas of cadet life: leadership, aerospace, fitness, and character.

Cadet Charles Burton was promoted to the rank of Airman First Class. The award was named after General "Hap" Arnold, first U.S. Air Force Commander.

Cadet Brad Hersey earned the Achievement 3 rank of Senior Airman named after Mary Feik, a pioneer in the fields of aviation mechanics and engineering, and proud CAP member.

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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