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Cadet Advisory Council (CAC) Update

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C/Capt Jacob Napp
Iowa CAC Vice Chair

The Cadet Advisory Council (CAC) is currently working on planning a small day or weekend activity. This would give the CAC members experience in planning and executing a wing-wide activity. Once we succeed with that goal, we will work to achieve our overall goal which is to plan an actual summer encampment.

The Cadet Advisory Council has also been working on creating better, more-rounded leaders from across Iowa. To do this, CAC members are being asked to critically examine proposals and explain their opinions on issues. They are also learning how to write Opinion Papers and Staff Study Reports, which the council uses to make better educated decisions.

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Written by Iowa Wing CAP

September 15, 2011 at 8:00 am

CAP achievers honored with national awards

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Congratulations to our fellow Iowa members on their successes! 

KENTUCKY – Maj. Gen. Amy S. Courter spent much of her final morning as Civil Air Patrol national commander honoring some of the organization’s most accomplished members during the awards program for the 2011 Annual Conference & National Board, held Aug. 17-20 in Louisville.

Courter, who turned over the commander’s post to her successor, Maj. Gen. Charles S. Carr Jr., in a ceremony the night of Aug. 20, recognized a wide range of members, from cadets to brigadier generals, for their contributions to their communities and to CAP. Those honored came from all over the nation and overseas.

One of the most prestigious awards, the Silver Medal of Valor, went to a resident of the state hosting the annual gathering – Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Avery R. Yates, who saved his grandparents from drowning in July 2010 after their canoe capsized in the Current River. The Silver Medal of Valor, CAP’s highest honor, has been awarded only 130 times in the organization’s 69-year history.

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Written by Iowa Wing CAP

September 15, 2011 at 7:47 am

Posted in IACAP - Awards