Cadets a Big Hit at New York State Fair

SU Mascot with Cadets

SU mascot in ranks

By Capt. Michelle Williams-Swing
Each year Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members from around New York Wing are invited to participate in the New York State Fair in Syracuse. This year, cadets and senior members from squadrons across Central New York Group joined forces to represent CAP, support military personnel, and connect with veterans groups during the ten-day event that ran from Aug. 22 to Sept. 2.

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New Commander at Ft. Drum-Watertown Squadron

Capt Michaela OrmsbeeWATERTOWN — Capt. Michaela Ormsbee of Lowville is the first woman commander of Fort Drum-Watertown Composite Squadron (NY-406).

Central New York Group Commander Lt. Col. John Jones presided at the Change of Command Ceremony on July 13 at Watertown International Airport.

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Utica Commends Central NY Group

Jones and MarinoUTICA — The Utica Common Council unanimously passed a resolution June 4, commending the Central New York Civil Air Patrol for its work in search-and-rescue, emergency services, aerospace education and cadet-mentoring.

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CAP Cadets Help Coast Guard Auxiliary Launch Boating Season

Cadet Hansson

C/1st Lt. Hansson

Civil Air Patrol cadets helped the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary commission its Sylvan Beach base for the 2013 boating season on Sunday, June 2. The commissioning ceremonies at the Flotilla 26 base featured Utica Cadet Squadron’s Cadet 1st Lt. Anders Hansson and Cadet Airman Benjamin Miller, who presented the colors after marching between two rows of Civil War Union Army re-enactors.

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Utica Councilman Gets Aerial View of City

Councilman with aircrewThe Central New York Group flew a Utica city councilman on a familiarization flight in a CAP Cessna 182RG on May 31.
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