Civil Air Patrol celebrates 70th anniversary
Posted: Friday, December 9, 2011 5:01 pm
On Dec. 3, the Everett-Stewart Composite Squadron had a local celebration for the Civil Air Patrol’s 70th anniversary of service to the United States.
The celebration began with a promotions and awards ceremony.
The following cadet members were promoted: c/Staff Sergeant Auriel Brock of Greenfield was promoted to c/Technical Sergeant, c/Airman First Class William Thralls of Union City was promoted to c/Staff Sergeant, and c/Airman Basic William Clayton of Newbern was promoted to c/Airman.
Also, the following cadet members received awards: c/Technical Sergeant Brock attained the Eddie Rickenbacker, which is the 4th achievement of the Cadet programs; c/Staff Sergeant Thralls acquired the Wright Brothers, the 3rd achievement in the Cadet Programs; and c/Airman Clayton achieved the John Curry, which is the 1st achievement for the Cadet Programs.
In addition to the cadet awards, the senior members received awards which included: Captain Sylvia Mallard of Martin received the Grover Loening which is the 3rd Level of achievement in the Senior Programs of Civil Air Patrol, 2nd Lieutenant Stan Mitchell of Troy attained the Benjamin O. Davis Award, the 2nd Level of Achievement in the Senior Programs, and 2nd Lieutenant John Lester received his Civil Air Patrol pilot wings.
Any unit cadet and senior members of the Tennessee Wing attained the National Commander’s Unit Citation between April 1, 2011 and July 31, 2011. The National Commander’s Unit Citation is one of the highest awards achieved in the Civil Air Patrol.
Finally, 10-year-old Destiny Hazelwood received a certificate of appreciation for her personal service to the local unit.
At this time, she is very active in the squadron’s activities even though Hazelwood is not old enough to join.
Everett-Stewart Composite Squadron will be having a Christmas party Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. at Everett-Stewart Regional Airport.
Also, they announce the first-year anniversary as a squadron on January 14, 2012, at 10 a.m. This event will include a celebration and ceremony of promotions and awards. Local government officials and the general public are invited to this celebration regarding the first year of service to the community.