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Martinsburg Civil Air Patrol news

September 19, 2009

167th Airlift Wing thanked for showing
support at Civil Air Patrol's encampment



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - On Aug. 27, two sections of the 167th Airlift Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard were recognized for their support to the West Virginia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.

Over the past several years, the 167th's Life Support Section and the Security Forces Squadron have generously provided instructors for the West Virginia Wing's Summer Encampment, held annually at Camp Dawson, Kingwood, W.Va.

The instructors provided training and classes on water and land survival, as well as firearms training.

The West Virginia Chief of Staff, Lt. Col. Dennis D. Barron, who also serves as the encampment commander each year, presented plaques to representatives from both sections of the Air Guard.

Joining in the presentations was Cadet Senior Airman Ty Stansbury, who attended the 2008 and 2009 summer encampments.

Lt. Col. Barron and Cadet Stansbury thanked the 167th personnel for all their assistance to the encampment program.

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Cadets Dye, Crowley
win Wright Brothers Award



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Civil Air Patrol Cadet Staff Sergeants Logan Crowley and Timothy Dye 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 this award cadets must pass both a leadership exam and a physical fitness test.

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

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