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CAP cadet in Martinsburg receives award

August 08, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Civil Air Patrol Cadet Staff Sgt. Caleb Sullivan recently received the Wright Brothers Award for completing all requirements of the Learning Phase, which is phase one of the five-phase cadet training program.

The award is named for the two Americans who are credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight.

To earn the award, cadets must pass both a comprehensive leadership exam and a physical fitness test.

Along with the Wright Brothers Award, Caleb received a promotion to cadet staff sergeant.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 57,000 members nationwide.CAP performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the center with saving 91 lives in 2008.

For more information about CAP or its cadet program, go to http://gocivilairpatrol.com/html/index.htm or http://www.martinsburgcap.com/

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