CAP Cadet earns first promotion
Duncan receives pin for Civil Air Patrol service
By LARRY WEBSTER
WEST MEMPHIS — Madeline Duncan, a member of the 99th Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, has earned the Curry Award named after General John Curry who was the first Civil W Air Patrol National Commander and an advocate for female aviators. She was promoted to Cadet Airman (C/Amn). This promotion is based on leadership testing, drill, physical fitness, and active participation in the squadron.
Cadet Duncan is Member of the Marion High School National Honor Society, Section Leader of the Marion High School Color Guard Squad, percussionist in the Marion High School Band, member of the Marion High School Choir and is enrolled in all Advanced Placement Courses. Madeline is considering going into the Air Force which Civil Air Patrol can prepare her for.
Cadets in Civil Air Patrol go through a program earning rank. As they advance, cadets become eligible to attend national activities such as flight academies, Space Force Operations Academy, Desert Scorpion Search and Rescue Academy, National Cyber Academy, Air Force Specialized Undergraduate Academy, Air Force Pararescue and Survival Orientation and many more specialized and Air Force related activities. After earning the General Billy Mitchell Award cadets become eligible for scholarships and advance rank if entering the military. Civil Air Patrol also offers the chance to earn their pilot certificate through the Wings Program. If you are age 13 and above, check us out.
The 99th Composite Squadron meets on the first 3 Monday nights at the ASU Aviation Technical Center at 409 Taxiway in West Memphis from 6:30 p.m. to
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8:30 p.m. To learn more about Civil Air Patrol go to www.gocivilairpatrol.com or www.CAP.News. For more information about the 99th Composite Squadron and meetings, contact Lt Col Larry Webster at hornets99compsq@ aol.com.
About Civil Air Patrol Civil Air Patrol is the longtime auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such is a valued member of its Total Force. In its auxiliary role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 single-engine aircraft and more than 2,000 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). It performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 82 lives annually. CAP’s 54,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state, and local agencies. Operating as a nonprofit organization, CAP also plays a leading role in STEM/ aerospace education, and its members serve as mentors to more than 20,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.CAP.News or www.GoCivilAirPatrol. com for more information, or contact Larry Webster at hornets99compsq@aol. com or 870-225-6849 for more information about joining the local Civil Air Patrol squadron.
CAP cadet Madeline Duncan was recently promoted to Cadet Airman in the local Civil Air Patrol squadron. She received her pin in a ceremony at the most recent CAP meeting.