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Civil Air Patrol Cadet Honored as the State’s Best

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Betsy Becker, 2d Lt, CAP
Public Affairs Officer, IA-007
Northwest Iowa Composite Squadron

FORT DODGE, IA. – For a student who sets and meets such high standards for himself, it seems only fitting that 16-year-old Adam Wachholz received top honors from an organization that promotes leadership and character development.

Wachholz, a member of the Civil Air Patrol’s Northwest Iowa Composite Squadron, was selected by the Iowa Wing Commander and Vice-Commander, as well as the Cadet Programs Officer as Outstanding Cadet of the Year for the state of Iowa. The Cadet Captain, who was chosen out of 130 cadets statewide for his leadership and service, was presented the award by the Iowa CAP Wing Commander, Col Ronald Scheitzach on October 16, 2010.

“Civil Air Patrol has so many outstanding young men and women who are dedicated to integrity, excellence, respect, and volunteer service,” stated Capt Cindi Wachholz, the Squadron Commander and proud mother of Cadet Capt Adam Wachholz.  “For C/Capt Adam Wachholz to receive this award in the state of Iowa, is an honor for our squadron (and for our family).”
The Civil Air Patrol organization is the auxiliary of the United States Air Force, and its mission is to provide aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services. Cadet training is designed to motivate young men and women in the ideals of leadership and service through military-style training, discipline and education. Through orientation flights with experienced Civil Air Patrol volunteer pilots, cadets learn about navigation and aircraft instrumentation. According to the national organization, cadets fly about 16,000 hours in powered aircraft each year.  Cadet Wachholz’s squadron meets the first and third Saturdays at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport.  The Northwest Iowa Composite Squadron includes members from Algona, Humboldt, Klemme, Sac City, Fort Dodge, Stratford, and Hubbard, IA areas.

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Written by Iowa Wing CAP

November 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Corporate Learning Course

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A Corporate Learning Course (CLC) class was concluded at Exec 1 Aviation in Ankeny, IA on Sunday November 14th, 2010 with 13 members attending from across the wing.  Curriculum for the two-day class included such topics as interaction between squadron and wing members, working with the media and team building.  According to CAP NHQ, “The CLC is designed to explain how a wing operates in each of CAP’s major mission elements and how mission support functions support these mission elements.  Armed with this knowledge, senior members can learn how they and their respective organizations can best support the wing and fulfill the corporate role of CAP.”

Facilitators for the 2-day course included Capt Wachholz, Col Scheitzach, Lt Col Schneider, Lt Col Chilcote and Lt Col Hahn.  Graduates of the class included members from the Southwest Composite Squadron, Northwest Composite Squadron, Des Moines Metro Cadet Squadron, Burlington Composite Squadron and Cedar Rapids Senior Squadron.

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

November 14, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Senior Member Awards: October 2010

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Grover Loening Award

•Maj. Franklin S. Gutierrez, IA

For a complete listing of all awards, click here

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

November 5, 2010 at 11:49 am

Posted in IACAP - Awards