Archive for the ‘IACAP – Cadets’ Category
272 units earned the title “Quality Cadet Unit” for 2012-2013. Certificates will be sent out to the wings in October. The list of winners and the data is available at www.capmembers.com/qcua.
I am excited to announce that 5 Iowa squadrons earned the award this year, including: the Southwest Iowa Composite Squadron, Northwest Iowa Composite Squadron, Davenport Composite Squadron, Des Moines Metro Cadet Squadron and Cedar Rapids Composite Squadron. Congratulations on a job well done!
Amelia Earhart Award
• Noah J. Schuetz, IA
Gen. Billy Mitchell Award
• Harlan C. Horst, IA
VIRGINIA — The Air Force Association in Arlington has announced the 2013 awards for outstanding cadets from Civil Air Patrol squadrons, Junior ROTC high school units and ROTC detachments across the nation. “AFA is proud to honor the hard work of these students throughout the Civil Air Patrol, ROTC and JROTC programs,” said Jerry White, AFA’s vice chairman of the board for aerospace education. “This year’s recipients stand out from their peers by showcasing exemplary leadership skills and dedication to their education goals. AFA honors their achievements and we
congratulate them on their success.” A complete list of CAP’s award recipients can be found here on AFA’s new website.
Maj Cindi Wachholz
Asst. Public Affairs Officer
AMES, IA – It was a dream come true for Cadet First Lieutenant (C/1st Lt) Isaac Wachholz, of the Northwest Iowa Composite Squadron (NWICS), Civil Air Patrol (CAP) who on 2 July 2013, flew his first glider solo at the Ames Regional Airport.
After attending the North Central Region Glider Academy in Mankato, MN, in 2011, Cadet Wachholz was determined to do what was necessary to solo in the Civil Air Patrol’s glider program. “Coordinating glider instructors and tow pilots and the two hour drive to the glider’s location were only small challenges compared to the uncooperative weather we have here in Iowa,” stated the enthusiast C/1st Lt Wachholz.
Logging more than 20 hours with his instructors from the Glider Academy and Capt Paul Kaufmann, Certified Flight Instructor for Gliders (CGIF) in the Iowa Wing, Wachholz was given the opportunity to solo in a Blanik L23s. Being a Center of Excellence in CAP’s glider program, the Iowa Wing uses every opportunity to train cadets to achieve this high point in their CAP career. The Blanik L23s is new to Iowa as it was recently donated from the U. S. Air Force Academy. “Cadet Wachholz made history for our squadron,” commented Maj Jim Currie, NWICS Commander, “by becoming our first student glider pilot to solo.”
The Civil Air Patrol’s Glider Program gives cadets a rich experience in aviation by promoting aerospace education, soaring, and introducing aviation opportunities for America’s youth. C/1Lt Wachholz is the Cadet Commander at his squadron, which meets at the Ft. Dodge Regional Airport. He mentors his fellow cadets in Aerospace Education and received the USAF Silver Award for his outstanding performance in his squadron. When asked about his future in aviation, C/1st Lt Wachholz responded; “KEEP FLYING and encourage others to go through the process.” He concluded, “Conquering the challenges of powerless flight is an amazing feeling!”
Gen. Billy Mitchell Award
• Zachary T. Evanchyk, IA
• Daniel D. Holt, IA
Lt. Col. David Halperin
Gen. Curtis LeMay Offutt Cadet Squadron
NEBRASKA – The Nebraska Wing Color Guard will represent the North Central Region this summer at the National Cadet Competition after finishing first in region competition.
The Nebraska team, consisting of members of the Gen. Curtis E. LeMay Offutt Cadet Squadron, took the overall title on the strength of first-place finishes in the written exam and panel quiz.
Runner-up was the Missouri Wing entry, which placed first in the standard and outdoor phases of the competition. The Minnesota Wing team finished third, including first place in inspection and indoor.
Host Kansas Wing’s cadets placed first in the mile run.
The Nebraska Wing’s color guard commander, Cadet Tech. Sgt. Melissa Krebs, was chosen honor cadet for the competition.
The teams squared off at the Army National Guard facility in Salina, Kan.2013 Nebraska Wing Cadet. Members of the Kansas Army National Guard and Air National Guard made up the judges’ panel.
The region color guard now goes on to the National Cadet Competition, set for July 16-20 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Maj Cindi Wachholz
Asst Public Affairs Officer
FT. DODGE, IA – Cadet First Lieutenant (C/1st Lt) Jacob Lewandowski, member of the Northwest Iowa Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol has been named the recipient of the 2013 Air Force Associations (AFA) Silver Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements in his squadron.
C/1st Lt Lewandowski had the honor of being presented the AFA Silver Award April 20, 2013 by Major Justin Faiferlick, Vice Chairman of the Board, Field Operations of the Air Force Association and a Director with the 133rd Test Squadron. Major Faiferlick presented Cadet Lewandowski with an award package that included a silver medal accompanied by a sky-blue ribbon and a certificate.
Lewandowski has been an active member of the IA-007 squadron since May 2009. His leadership skills and dedication to the integrity of CAP Core Values has gained him the respect of both cadets and senior members. Cadet Lewandowski is progressing through the CAP ranks and is taking on added responsibilities with enthusiasm.
Lewandowski sets an example of excellence, both in his CAP endeavors and in his high school education. He was privileged to be selected as a staff member of the 2013 Iowa Wing Encampment being held at Camp Dodge, Iowa, this June. He has participated in the 2012 Region Cadet Leadership Academy in Kansas followed by staffing the Wisconsin Encampment in 2012. Lewandowski is utilizing those leadership skills in his squadron as the Northwest Iowa Composite Squadron’s Cadet Safety Officer. He is also actively serving as Assistant Drug Demand Reduction Officer in the Northwest Iowa Composite Squadron.
C/1st Lt Lewandowski looks forward to continuing to set an example of CAP’s Core Values: integrity, excellence, respect, and volunteer service, to the cadets in his squadron as well as the Iowa Wing.
Cadets, pin this tracker to your wall and record your progress in the Cadet Program. This new document, CAPVA 52-101, “Personal Cadet Tracker” is sort of like a mini “Cadet Super Chart” that’s tailor-made for the individual cadet. We should’ve had something like this available a long time ago.
Note that the Tracker is formatted for “Learn to Lead” cadets only.
And, for future reference, you can access the Tracker via the “Stripes to Diamonds” and “New Cadet Help” pages.