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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Krupa Named National Cadet NCO of Year

Cadet Krupa

Cadet Krupa

FULTON — The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) has named Nicholas A. Krupa of Cato, NY as its national Cadet NCO of the Year, New York Wing Commander Col. Steven Perta announced.

Cadet Master Sgt. Krupa, also selected as New York Wing and Northeast Region Cadet NCO of the Year, is active with Central New York Group’s F.R. Sussey Composite Squadron in Fulton. The award was announced at CAP’s 2014 national conference in August in Las Vegas.

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