Around the Region

By 1st Lt. Christopher Carroll
March 21, 2017
Cadets from the Venice Cadet Squadron joined SRQ Composite Squadron cadets for Cadet Orientation Flights on 18 March 2017.
By Maj. Marian Motyl-Szary
March 14, 2017
The Lorenzo Walker Car and Air Show came to Naples on 4 February 2017. Held annually at the Naples Municipal Airport, the show displays antique and muscle cars in addition to local aircraft.
By 1st Lt. Christopher Carroll
March 8, 2017
SRQ Composite Squadron cadets worked toward their rocketry badges, building and launching model rockets, as part of the CAP Aerospace Education program.
By Maj. Marian Motyl-Szary
March 3, 2017
iIn 2017, two new airplanes were assigned to the Florida Wing and one was assigned to our Marco Island Senior Squadron. With It's sophisticated, computerized cockpit, this brand-new plane will enable us to perform more precise, safer, more accurate, ...

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Calif., Va. cadets receive Spaatz awards from former natl. commanders
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:00:00 +0000

Cadet Col. Sabrina Fuller and Brig. Gen. Richard Anderson, former national commander, hold her Spaatz award certificate.
Photo by Robert Fuller

Cadet Col. Lydia Philp and Maj. Gen. Amy S. Courter, former national commander, display the cadet's Spaatz certificate.
Photo by Capt. Shaleana Benson

A pair of cadets received Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet honor, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, from former CAP national commanders in ceremonies on consecutive days on either coast.

In Virginia, Cadet Col. Sabrina Fuller of the West Richmond Cadet Squadron received her Spaatz awardfrom Brig. Gen. Richard Anderson, the first former CAP cadet and Spaatz recipient to serve as national commander. The presentation occurred in the rotunda of the Virginia State Capitol, where Anderson – national commander from 1993-1996 and a December 1972 recipient of the Spaatz – serves as a member of the House of Delegates. 

Fuller, who will participate in CAP’s Civil Leadership Academy in Washington, D.C., starting Saturday, plans on enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. 

A CAP member since July 2010, she has served in numerous squadron cadet leadership positions, including element leader, flight commander and cadet Commander. She also serves on the Virginia Wing’s Cadet Advisory Council. Last summer she participated in CAP’s Cadet Officer School at National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, shortly after attending the organization’s Cyber Defense Training Academy in San Antonio.

Fuller has also completed training for Ground Team Member, Mission Radio Operator and Flight Line Marshalling, as has received Federal Emergency Management Agency training in Point of Distribution System and Emergency Shelter training.

A day earlier, at the California Wing Cadet Programs Conference at Camp San Luis Obispo, Cadet Col. Lydia Philp of Fullerton Composite Squadron 56 received her Spaatz certificate from Maj. Gen. Amy S. Courter, who served as national commander from 2007-2011.

A CAP member since June 2009, Philp has served as a staff member or instructor at a wide range of wing activities. She also participated in five wing encampments in California and one in Alaska, usually in a significant staff role such as flight or squadron commander or cadet training group superintendent. In 2016 she served as California Wing cadet encampment commander.

She plans to pursue a career in public service, possibly in law enforcement. 

The Spaatz award is achieved by less than one-half of 1 percent of all CAP cadets. They must complete a rigorous four-part exam consisting of a challenging physical fitness test, an essay exam testing moral reasoning and comprehensive written exams on leadership and on aerospace education.  

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