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McGuire Squadron Promotes Cadets And Recognizes Members During March 'Blues' Meeting

posted Mar 31, 2020, 6:08 PM by William Petzinger

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST (March 2, 2020) – Civil Air Patrol cadets in the McGuire Composite Squadron earned promotions in rank and received achievement awards at the squadron’s first meeting of the month.

Cadets Kaya Kraft and Luis Reyes received the Gen. Arnold Achievement and were promoted to Cadet Airman First Class. Cadets receive the Gen. Arnold Achievement for successfully completing Achievement 2 in the learning phase of Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program. Gen. Arnold was the founding father of the U.S. Air Force.

Cadet Mikhayla Hamilton received the Dr. Robert Goddard Achievement and was promoted to Cadet Chief Master Sergeant. Known as the father of modern rocketry, Dr. Goddard’s research led to the patent of the first multi-stage rocket and the development of the liquid-fueled rocket.

Group 225 Commander Maj Julio Pastoriza presented C/MSgt Jessica Hoschek with her Basic Cadet Cyber Badge and Achievement Award for completing classwork and participating in the Cyber Patriot Competition. Maj Pastoriza also presented 2d Lt. James Hoschek with a Civil Air Patrol Achievement Award for serving as part of the winning aircrew in Group 225’s SARCOM exercise in 2019.

Members of the McGuire Composite Squadron meet on Monday's from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at JBMDL, 3412 Neely Road, Wrightstown, N.J. For squadron information please email bill.petzinger@njwg.cap.gov.

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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