Cadet Receives Award Named After an Aviation Legend

October 29, 2017 by · Comments Off on Cadet Receives Award Named After an Aviation Legend
Filed under: Cadet Activities, Cadet Programs, Squadron News 

On October 23, 2017, Cadet Zane F. Truly, son of Dr. and Mrs. Ted Truly of Sherman, was presented the Amelia Earhart Award. Named in honor of the famed woman aviator and pioneer who achieved many aviation firsts before her disappearance while attempting to circumnavigate the world, the Earhart Award is the third milestone in the CAP Cadet Program, and is awarded to cadets who have completed 11 of the 16 achievements in the program. Less than 3 percent of all cadets nationwide have received this award since it was established in 1964.

In addition to the Earhart Award, Truly was promoted to the grade of Cadet Captain.

(L-R) Rear Admiral William A. Retz, USN (Ret.), Cadet Captain Zane Truly, Amelia Earhart Award Recipient

Cadet Truly has been a member of CAP since May 2014, and became the squadron’s Cadet Commander in July of this year. Among his accomplishments in CAP are attending the National Glider Flight Academy, Air Force Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Familiarization Course, and Officer Training School. His future goal is to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy.

On hand to present the award was Rear Admiral William A. Retz, USN (Ret.). In his remarks, Adm. Retz commended the squadron members and especially the Cadets for their involvement in CAP.

“I think you provide a great service to our country, and you need to recognize that,” Retz said. “It’s your leadership in your schools, in your teams, and the example that you set for your classmates and for others. And whether you know it or not, those young boys and girls look up to you, and how you carry yourselves and what you do is so important. So don’t ever forget that.”

Retz continued, “Someday you may go on to be in the military, or you may not. That doesn’t make any difference, because the leadership and the lessons you’ve learned here are going to stand you well in life.”

Speaking about the award itself, Retz said, “It’s a great honor for everyone to be able to honor her [Amelia Earhart] with an award, and to honor those who receive it in her name. I know Zane has worked hard to complete this and many other requirements, and I’m sure you all recognize that it’s not just this award but the things he’s done for many years that make him worthy of it.”

(L-R) Rear Admiral William A. Retz, USN (Ret.); Mrs. Truly; Cadet Captain Zane Truly, Amelia Earhart Award recipient; Dr. Truly

Cadets Learn To Fly By Remote Control

August 9, 2017 by · Comments Off on Cadets Learn To Fly By Remote Control
Filed under: Aerospace Education, Cadet Activities, Cadet Programs 

On Saturday, August 5th, ten of our Cadets spent the day flying – but with their feet firmly on the ground.

The cadets participated in a remote control (R/C) aircraft Flying Day that was organized in collaboration with the Texoma R/C Modelers Club in Sherman. The activity, which took place at the club’s flying field west of Sherman, capped off a project in CAP’s Aerospace Education program in which the cadets spent several weeks learning how R/C aircraft are constructed and how they operate, and using computer simulators to practice flying. Their studies also included learning about aerodynamics, aircraft design, power, and guidance.

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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).

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    December  2017
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    • Civil Air Patrol Anniversary
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: December 2, 2017 - 12:00 am
      Description: An annual observance commemorating the founding of Civil Air Patrol on December 1, 1941.
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    • Weekly Squadron Meeting
      Starts: 6:30 pm
      Ends: December 4, 2017 - 9:00 pm
      Location: Texoma Composite Squadron Building, 4331 Airport Drive, Denison TX 75020
      Description: Standard Weekly Schedule (UOD)

      • Week 1
      Cadets: PT (PT clothing)
      Seniors: Staff Meeting (any CAP uniform)
      • Week 2
      Cadets: Leadership (BDUs/ABUs)
      Seniors: Professional Devel. (any CAP uniform)
      • Week 3
      All - Safety Briefing
      Cadets: Aerospace Ed. (BDUs/ABUs)
      Seniors: Emergency Svcs (any CAP uniform)
      • Week 4
      All - Promotions and Awards
      Cadets: Character Devel. (Class A/B blues)
      Seniors: Other Activities (Class A/B blues or Corporate)
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    • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: December 8, 2017 - 12:00 am
      Description: An annual observance to remember and honor all who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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    • Weekly Squadron Meeting
      Starts: 6:30 pm
      Ends: December 11, 2017 - 9:00 pm
      Location: Texoma Composite Squadron Building, 4331 Airport Drive, Denison TX 75020
      Description: Standard Weekly Schedule (UOD)

      • Week 1
      Cadets: PT (PT clothing)
      Seniors: Staff Meeting (any CAP uniform)
      • Week 2
      Cadets: Leadership (BDUs/ABUs)
      Seniors: Professional Devel. (any CAP uniform)
      • Week 3
      All - Safety Briefing
      Cadets: Aerospace Ed. (BDUs/ABUs)
      Seniors: Emergency Svcs (any CAP uniform)
      • Week 4
      All - Promotions and Awards
      Cadets: Character Devel. (Class A/B blues)
      Seniors: Other Activities (Class A/B blues or Corporate)
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    • Wright Brothers Day
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: December 18, 2017 - 12:00 am
      Description: An annual observance commemorating the first successful flight of a powered heavier-than-air craft by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903
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    • Weekly Squadron Meeting
      Starts: 6:30 pm
      Ends: December 18, 2017 - 9:00 pm
      Location: Texoma Composite Squadron Building, 4331 Airport Drive, Denison TX 75020
      Description: Standard Weekly Schedule (UOD)

      • Week 1
      Cadets: PT (PT clothing)
      Seniors: Staff Meeting (any CAP uniform)
      • Week 2
      Cadets: Leadership (BDUs/ABUs)
      Seniors: Professional Devel. (any CAP uniform)
      • Week 3
      All - Safety Briefing
      Cadets: Aerospace Ed. (BDUs/ABUs)
      Seniors: Emergency Svcs (any CAP uniform)
      • Week 4
      All - Promotions and Awards
      Cadets: Character Devel. (Class A/B blues)
      Seniors: Other Activities (Class A/B blues or Corporate)
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    • Christmas Eve
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: December 25, 2017 - 12:00 am
      Description: No CAP Activities
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    • Christmas
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: December 26, 2017 - 12:00 am
      Description: No CAP Activities
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    • New Year's Eve
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      Description: No CAP Activities
     
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