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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Lifesaving Awards Highlight Central NY Group Banquet

Cadet Color Guard

Cadet Color Guard ceremony opened the banquet.

Civil Air Patrol lifesaving awards, recognition for Super Storm Sandy service, and honoring top members and the top squadron highlighted the Central New York Group Annual Banquet held May 19 at Harts Hill Inn in Whitesboro.

New York Wing Vice Commander Lt. Col. Tom Carello and Central NY Group Commander Lt. Col. John Jones presented two national lifesaving awards to 2nd Lt. Mark Swing of Syracuse Cadet Squadron.

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Cadet McLean Receives Coveted Spaatz Award

Caleb McLean

C/Col. Caleb McLean

Civil Air Patrol’s Legislative Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. at the end of February proved even more memorable than usual for one of the participants – Caleb McLean of Syracuse Cadet Squadron, who was presented his Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award by Barry Black, U.S. Senate chaplain.

McLean qualified for the award, the highest honor available to CAP cadets, during the fall. He also was promoted to cadet colonel.

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2 Cadets Earn Gen. Billy Mitchell Awards

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Gen. Billy Mitchell Award Logo

Cadet Lyndsey Ladd of Fulton and Cadet Gregory Blasczienski of Oswego earned the General Billy Mitchell Award.

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