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Archive for July 2013

Air Force Association names outstanding cadets of the year

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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.

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July 15, 2013 at 11:17 am

Senior Member Awards: June 2013

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Grover Loening Award

• Capt. Gregory L. Crawford, IA

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July 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm

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Burlington Composite Squadron Newsletter | High Five – June 2013

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July 10, 2013 at 11:37 am

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Soars SOLO

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Maj Cindi Wachholz
Asst. Public Affairs Officer
Iowa Wing

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!”

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July 8, 2013 at 11:23 am

Corporate Leadership Course to be held in August at Camp Dodge

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Course: Corporate Leadership Course (CLC)
Date: August 9-11, 2013
Location: Camp Dodge | Johnston, IA
Who Should Attend: senior members who have completed SLS and are working on Level III and any senior member looking to enhance their leadership abilities
To Register: complete a CAPF 17 and send to the course director (TBD) and Maj Wachholz


We are currently in the process of recruiting for a course director and 5-7 instructors for the upcoming Corporate Learning Course (CLC), which will be held during the next Weekend Training Activity on August 9-11, 2013.

Serving as a course director/instructor is part of the requirements for the completion of level 4 within the CAP professional development program and this a great opportunity to complete this requirement.  For specific information about directing the CLC and the various lessons for potential instructors, please visit the following website (

If you are interesting in either serving as the course director or an instructor, please let 1st Lt Mike Healy know.

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

July 6, 2013 at 11:29 am