Awards Banquet Guest Speaker – Col (Ret) Anthony Basile

Lt Col Anderson is pleased to announce that the guest speaker for this year’s CNY Group Awards Banquet is Colonel (Retired) Anthony Basile.  Colonel Basile is the former commander of the 174th Fighter Wing, and served as Chief of Staff of the NY Air National Guard.  He currently serves as the Director of Operations for the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR).  Col Basile will speak at the banquet to offer his perspective on the opportunities CAP offers young people.

Remember that RSVPs for the banquet are due by 22 February!  For more information about Col Basile read his biography below.

Colonel (Ret) Anthony Basile Biography (NUAIR)

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CNY Awards Banquet

The CNY Group Awards Banquet will be held at the Hancock Field ANG Base All Services Club on 28 February from 1300-1600.  RSVP is required by 22 February, and payment is due no later than 24 February.  Cost is $20 for Senior Members and adult guests, and $10 for Cadets and guests under 18.  RSVP through your unit commanders.

The event is on base, so CAP ID is required for all members.  Non-CAP attendees will have to provide driver’s license information with RSVP by 22 February for base access.

Uniform for the event will be Service Dress or Aviation Whites.  Dinner will be buffet style, including a vegetarian option.  See the flier at the link below for more information and directions!

Central New York Awards Banquet

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Group Taps Cadets of the Year

1Uvanni-Dostie-Kulesa06182aSYRACUSE – Central New York Group is honoring three cadets of the year for 2014, Group Commander Lt. Col. John Jones announced.

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Wing Commander Honors 3 Members

Cadet KrupaThree members of Central New York Group recently received awards for their performance, training and professional development — Cadet MSgt. Nicholas Krupa, Maj. Shawn Herrmann and Maj. Robert Ormsbee.

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Search-and-Rescue Team Finds Distress Beacon at UPS

UPS Managers and CAP teamSYRACUSE — A UPS facility in Syracuse recently got a surprise evening visit from a Civil Air Patrol search-and-rescue team looking for an emergency locator beacon (ELT) that the U.S. Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) was tracking after receiving multiple reports from pilots and air traffic control.

The distress beacon, like an airbag, is activated automatically when a plane goes down.

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