Cadet Receives Mitchell Award

March 20, 2017 by · Comments Off on Cadet Receives Mitchell Award
Filed under: Cadet Activities, Cadet Programs, Events, Squadron News 

One of our squadron’s Cadets was recently recognized with an award in recognition of his achievements in the CAP Cadet Program in ceremonies held in the squadron’s facilities at the North Texas Regional Airport (NTRA).

Cadet 2nd Lt. Zane Truly, son of Dr. and Mrs. Ted Truly of Sherman, received the General Billy Mitchell Award. Named in honor of the aviation pioneer and advocate for an independent air force for the United States following World War I, the Mitchell award is the second milestone in the CAP Cadet Program, and is awarded to cadets who have completed 8 of the 16 achievements in the program. This award also marks a cadet’s transition from a non-commissioned officer into the cadet officer ranks. Approximately 15 percent of all cadets nationwide receive this award.

(L-R) Drue Bynum, former Grayson County Judge; Cadet 2nd Lt Zane Truly, Billy Mitchell Award recipient

On hand to present the award was former Grayson County Judge Drue Bynum, himself a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a former Army officer.

In his remarks Mr. Bynum recognized Truly’s achievement and placed it in perspective for the rest of the squadron’s cadets.

“This is somebody you can look toward as a role model because he’s done it,” Bynum said. “He’s gotten there.”

Speaking directly to Truly, he told him, “Continue to achieve great things, and I know you will.”

Also attending the ceremony was Lt. Col. Bill Schroder, CAP Texas Wing Group II Commander. He presented Cadet Truly with a challenge coin to mark the occasion, and in his remarks he both congratulated Truly on his accomplishment, and reminded him of the challenges that lay ahead.

“While this is a big award, remember you’re only halfway through the program,” Schroder said. “There are still three major milestones to go.”

Cadet Truly has been a member of the CAP Cadet Program since May 2014, and until his promotion to 2nd Lt. served as the squadron’s First Sergeant. He participates in the squadron’s Emergency Services program, and through CAP he has attended both the Air Force Specialized Undergraduate Flight Training Familiarization Course at Laughlin AFB in Del Rio, Texas and the Texas Wing Glider Flight Academy in Decatur, Texas. A student at Sherman High School as well as an accomplished glider pilot, Truly’s goal is to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

Squadron Member Receives Award

February 6, 2017 by · Comments Off on Squadron Member Receives Award
Filed under: Aerospace Education, Emergency Services, Squadron News 

One of our squadron’s Senior members was recently presented an award in recognition of his actions during 2016 in support of CAP’s Emergency Services program at a ceremony held in the squadron’s facilities at North Texas Regional Airport (NTRA).

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Honoring Veterans at the Vietnam Wall

September 10, 2016 by · Comments Off on Honoring Veterans at the Vietnam Wall
Filed under: Cadet Activities, Squadron News 

by Lt. Col. Jeff Harrell

On September 9th, TX-262 cadets volunteered to assist at the Vietnam War Memorial Wall traveling exhibit in Plano, Texas. It is an 80% replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. and contains the names of all those who lost their lives in the war. Our squadron searched to find the 24 men from our own Grayson County, Texas whose names were on the Wall. A cadet would then do a pencil etching of the name when it was found. We also visited the boot memorial that Grace Outreach Church in Plano set up in honor of the service men and women from North Texas who have given their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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      Location: Texoma Composite Squadron Building, 4331 Airport Drive, Denison TX 75020
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      Location: Texoma Composite Squadron Building, 4331 Airport Drive, Denison TX 75020
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      • Week 1
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      Seniors: Professional Devel. (any CAP uniform)
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      All - Safety Briefing
      Cadets: Aerospace Ed. (BDUs/ABUs)
      Seniors: Emergency Svcs (any CAP uniform)
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      Cadets: Character Devel. (Class A/B blues)
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      Starts: 6:30 pm
      Ends: June 19, 2017 - 9:00 pm
      Location: Texoma Composite Squadron Building, 4331 Airport Drive, Denison TX 75020
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      • Week 1
      Cadets: PT (PT clothing)
      Seniors: Staff Meeting (any CAP uniform)
      • Week 2
      Cadets: Leadership (BDUs/ABUs)
      Seniors: Professional Devel. (any CAP uniform)
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      Cadets: Aerospace Ed. (BDUs/ABUs)
      Seniors: Emergency Svcs (any CAP uniform)
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      All - Promotions and Awards
      Cadets: Character Devel. (Class A/B blues)
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    • TXWG Summer Encampment
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      Location: Texoma Composite Squadron Building, 4331 Airport Drive, Denison TX 75020
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      Seniors: Professional Devel. (any CAP uniform)
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      All - Safety Briefing
      Cadets: Aerospace Ed. (BDUs/ABUs)
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      All - Promotions and Awards
      Cadets: Character Devel. (Class A/B blues)
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