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March Promotions

posted Apr 12, 2014, 6:49 AM by lana mark   [ updated Jan 28, 2019, 6:54 PM by Scott Carter ]
DALLAS-Cadet promotions jump started the March Awards and Promotions Ceremony for the 391st Composite Squadron.  Henry A. Chu and Katherine K. Jovicich were both promoted to C/SSgt and Matthew C. Dykes was promoted to C/A1C. On the senior member side, two members were promoted from Captain to Major: Seth S. Grenke and Aaron A. Garrett III.  Blanca S. Applewhite was promoted to 2nd Lt.



Following the promotion ceremony, the Squadron received a Safety Briefing regarding Spring weather.  Maj John S. Krogstad presented members with details of the type of weather changes and potential dangers to expect when flying during the spring months. While the winter months can have steady, cold weather patterns, spring brings unpredictable weather which can include severe thunderstorms. It served as a timely lesson, reinforced by the spectacular lightning in the Dallas skies 72 hours later. CAP pilots were reminded to continually check weather status before and during flight, and to keep safety in mind when making decisions.


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,   2nd Lt CAP

                                             Assistant Public Affairs Officer

                                             Group III Texas Wing

                                             Civil Air Patrol