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The honors just keep on comin…

posted Feb 6, 2013, 5:06 PM by J Scott Carter   [ updated Feb 6, 2013, 5:37 PM ]
DALLAS-C/SrAmn Ahmed Ghuznavi received another honor during Awards and Promotion ceremonies held by the 391st Composite Squadron, Group III Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol Monday night January 28 2013. Ceremonies followed the regular Monday meeting of the squadron at their headquarters located at Dallas Business Jet on east side of Dallas Love Field The award. a medal and ribbon from the Air Force Association was presented by John Tannehill, President of the Dallas “Slidell” Chapter of the Association, in recognition of Ahmed’s outstanding leadership and academic standing in the Civil Air Patrol.

Squadron Commander Lt.Col Bob Sides took the occasion to congratulate C/SrAmn Ghuznavi on another outstanding accomplishment and to encourage his fellow cadets to continue to strive for excellence in all of not only their Civil Air Patrol activities but life as well.

During the promotion portion of ceremonies 2D Lt Mark Holub was promoted to 1st Lt. 1st Lt Winston Cutshall was awarded his Senior Rating in Aerospace Education. Capt Seth Greinke accepted a plaque of Outstanding Cadet excellence, awarded for the second straight year. C/Amn Jonathan Garcia was presented a “First Flight” certificate by lstLt Harold Garcia.

Following the monthly safety briefing by safety officer 2D Lt Robert McTaggart and SM Brian Kelib, 2D Lt Sandra Lasascio, a member of Group II’s Thunderbolt Squadron, gave an interesting, informative and fun filled presentation regarding the upcoming Cadet Flight Fest and Ground Team Extravaganza scheduled for March 8th to March 11th at Collin County’s Adventure Camp.

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 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. Congress has nominated the service to receive the Congressional Medal in recognition of its’ wartime service. 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.

January 2013 Awards Ceremony


For more information contact: 1st Lt. Robert R. Bruton CAP 
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