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  • CAP Cadets help First District veterans share stories for history project The Civil Air Patrol cadets mentioned in this story are from Renton and Overlake Composite Squadrons. Thank you to everyone who was involved with this effort!Note: Congresswoman DelBene is also a member of our Congressional Squadron.If you would like more information on how to get your unit involved in the Veterans History Project, please follow this link: http://www.wawg.cap.gov/wing-staff/historian/vhp Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01) (left) and U.S. Navy veteran Ben Studley present World War II veteran Ann Bjorneby with an American flag and special certificate of recognition to thank her for her service. Samantha Pak, Kirkland ReporterSAMANTHA PAK Wed Aug 9th, 2017 3:20pmSource || Kirkland ReporterWhen Pearl ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2017, 12:54 PM by Jessica Jerwa
  • Great Lake Region's Phelka Named Next Natl. Vice Commander Veteran Pilot's CAP Career Also Includes Colo. Wing Command, Mich. Wing Leadership Posts Civil Air Patrol’s next national commander, Maj. Gen.-Select Mark Smith, has chosen Great Lakes Region Commander Col. Edward Phelka as his national vice commander. The announcement was made today after Phelka was approved by the organization’s Board of Governors.“Col. Phelka’s commitment and devotion to Civil Air Patrol over the past 30 years is exemplary,” said Smith, who selected Phelka over 10 other candidates for the national post. “He is field-tested and fully prepared to help lead this organization forward.”Phelka will join Smith on Sept. 2 for a change of command ceremony with Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez, the current national ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2017, 2:39 PM by Jessica Jerwa
  • Southwest Region's Col. Mark Smith Named CAP's Next CEO/National Commander New Top Senior Leader Will Assume Command at 2017 National Conference in San AntonioCol. Mark Smith has been selected as Civil Air Patrol’s next chief executive officer and national commander by the organization’s Board of Governors.A change of command ceremony with Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez, current CEO/national commander, will be held during CAP’s National Conference in San Antonio on Sept. 2.Smith, Civil Air Patrol’s Southwest Region commander, will serve as the organization’s top senior leader for the next three years. As CAP’s 24th CEO/national commander, Smith will lead CAP’s 57,000 members across the U.S. in fulfilling the organization’s three congressionally chartered missions — emergency services, cadet ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2017, 2:21 PM by Jessica Jerwa
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