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CAP honors top public affairs officers with Balsem awards

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September 3, 2010

NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS – Outstanding Civil Air Patrol public affairs officers were recognized today at the 2010 Annual Conference and National Board in San Diego with Maj. Howell Balsem CAP Public Affairs Awards for their achievements in publicizing and promoting the organization, its missions and its members.

The Balsem awards, first presented in 2007, are named in honor of the U.S. Air Force officer considered by Civil Air Patrol’s historians to have been the first public affairs officer to serve CAP at the national level, having done so in the 1950s.

The awards competition provides CAP public affairs officers with the opportunity for recognition of their hard work and achievements in these categories:

  • Writing for the Media. 
  • Brochure/Poster/Flyer. 
  • Newsletters. 
  • Slide/PowerPoint Presentations.
  • Website. 
  • Photography. 
  • Media Coverage of CAP. 
  • Event Promotion/Crisis Management.

Entries must have been produced from May 2009-May 2010 by an active CAP member in good standing.

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Written by Iowa Wing CAP

September 3, 2010 at 11:33 am