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Middletown Transcript
  • Townsend teen receives Civil Air Patrol promotion

  • Justin Desrosiers was presented with the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award by Middletown Cadet Squadron Commander Lt. Col. John Lierenz and state Rep. Dennis Williams (D-Talleyville) during a special ceremony on April 15.
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  • A Townsend teen was recently promoted to cadet officer in the Middletown Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol.
    Justin Desrosiers was presented with the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award by Middletown Cadet Squadron Commander Lt. Col. John Lierenz and state Rep. Dennis Williams (D-Talleyville) during a special ceremony on April 15.
    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, a cadet must complete the first eight achievements of the cadet program, pass physical fitness assessments and 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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