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May 2013 Promotions and Awards

posted Jun 1, 2013, 11:45 AM by J Scott Carter   [ updated Jun 1, 2013, 12:00 PM ]
DALLAS-It was another awards night filled with “attaboys and well dones” as the 391st Composite Squadron Group III Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol celebrated another Awards night.

This month’s award saw two members receive the often talked about but seldom seen Commander’s Commendation ribbon when they were presented to 1st Lt Winston Cushall assistant Public Affairs Officer and 1st Lt Ronald Katz Information Technology Officer. The awards were given in recognition of their combined efforts in the creation and design of the squadron web site. A design so good CAP squadron’s from across the nation have asked permission to copy and adapt it for their individual squadrons.

Permission was quickly granted by Squadron Commander Lt. Col Bob Sides who commented at how pleased he was. Not only with the web site itself but also the reception and comments the squadron received from through out the nation.

1st Lt Lana Holub was presented a Community Service ribbon for her contributions of over forty Hours of service to her church Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and an additional thirty hours of service at her workplace Dallas Medical City Hospital. 1st Lt Kratz and 2ns Lt John Dorie were also awarded Red two year service ribbon.

In April Senior members Jared Desinger, Harold Garcia and Bob Bruton were promoted to Capt. Servet Atbas, Lana Holub and Brian Relin were all promoted the rank of 1stLt. Chuck Yeager Aerospace awards were presented to1st Lt.’s Servet Atbas amd Brian Relin and 2nd Lt John Dorie and Robert McTaggart.

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 and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in 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 American, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U. S. Military veterans. Visit or for more information.

Images of this event can be viewed at the Dallas Composite Squadron Facebook page.


For more information contact:  Capt. Robert R. Bruton CAP
                          Public Affairs Officer
                          391st Composite Squadron 
                          Group III Texas Wing
                          Civil Air Patrol
                          Dallas (817) 685 9658