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February's Awards and Promotions

posted Mar 3, 2014, 8:21 PM by lana mark   [ updated Jan 28, 2019, 6:55 PM by Scott Carter ]
Lt L.Holub Lt L. Holub: Benjamin O Davis Award

DALLAS-During the monthly Promotions and Awards Ceremony for the 391st Composite Squadron Group III Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, Lt Col Bob Sides awarded an appreciation plaque to Business Jet Center (BJC). BJC is the most state-of-the-art FBO terminal in the United States and has a location at Love Field.  For many years, BJC has supported the Dallas Composite Squadron by providing complimentary use of its meeting room for the weekly CAP meetings.  Both senior members and cadets appreciate such a comfortable and professional venue.  Go to to learn more about BJC in Dallas.


Following the special appreciation award, Joseph Krupa was promoted to C/SrA (cadet senior airman).  Senior Member 1st Lt Lana Holub was awarded CAP Level II, which completes her Technical Training.  Lt Holub serves as Deputy Commander for Cadets and is a valuable member of Dallas Composite Squadron.

                                                                                                Cadet Joe Krupa is promoted to C/SrA

After the promotion ceremony, the Squadron received a very interesting Safety Briefing regarding Helicopter Operations.  While Civil Air Patrol routinely utilizes fixed wing aircraft, the use of helicopters may be required by authorized medical personnel during emergency services such as the extraction of an injured patient.  Under such circumstances, CAP members could be called to prepare a safe and secure helicopter landing zone.  Senior members and cadets learned how to do that this week.  The briefing focused on safety in and around the landing zone.  Because of limited timing during an emergency, helicopter pilots rely heavily on assistance from emergency responders on the ground.  Thankfully, members of Dallas Composite Squadron are now prepared to assist in Helicopter Operations when necessary.


Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft.  CAP, in its Air Force Auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of all continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 54 lives in fiscal year 2011.  Its’ volunteers also perform Homeland Security, disaster relief, drug interdiction missions,  aerospace education and serve as mentors to nearly 27,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs.  CAP received the World Peace Prize in 2011 and has been performing missions for America for 70 years.  CAP also participated in Wreathes across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U. S. Military veterans. Visit or for more information or contact:                                       

                                             Blanca Applewhite,   Senior Member  CAP

                                             Assistant Public Affairs Officer

                                             Group III Texas Wing

                                             Civil Air Patrol