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  • Three local cadets receive Civil Air Patrol promotions

  • Three local teens were recently promoted to cadet officers in the Middletown Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol.
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  • Three local teens were recently promoted to cadet officers in the Middletown Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol.
    Christopher Mahoney, Michael McLaughlin and Francis Wilson were each presented with the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award by Middletown Cadet Squadron Commander Lt. Col. John Lierenz and (Ret.) Brig. Gen. Francis Ianni during a special ceremony on Nov. 12.
    Receipt of the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award marks the end of the enlisted phase of the cadet program and their promotion to Cadet 2nd Lieutenant.
    To obtain the award, the cadets had to complete the first eight achievements of the cadet program, pass physical fitness assessments and pass a comprehensive, 100-question exam covering leadership theory, aerospace and Civil Air Patrol (CAP) regulations.
    Cadets who received the award are eligible for immediate promotion to CAP 2nd Lieutenant when they turn 21, and advanced placement to Airman First Class should they choose to enter the U.S. Air Force.
    The Civil Air Patrol, the official volunteer civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, conducts search, rescue and disaster relief operations, as well as promotes aerospace education.
    CAP's cadet program is open to boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 18, as well as adults, pilots and non-pilots.
    For more information, visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com.

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