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Chappie
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« on: September 20, 2016, 12:46:37 PM »

During this morning's opening session of the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Civil Air Patrol was awarded the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award for the 2012-2016 period.  The award was presented by the Secretary of the Air Force - Deborah Lee James. On behalf of the organization, Maj Gen Joseph Vazquez - National Commander - also presented artist Rick Broome’s outstanding painting, "Total Force Partners" to the USAF - which will be displayed in the Pentagon. Following the presentations, a 75th Anniversary Tribute produced by Scott Matthews was shown. Scott is a former Spaatz cadet in CAP and a Staff Sgt in the TN ANG.

http://www.capvolunteernow.com/todays-features/?cap_honored_with_air_force_organizational_excellence_award&show=news&newsID=22506
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shuman14
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2016, 01:20:09 PM »

CONGRATS CAP!
 :clap:


Well Eclipse I'll take that apology now.

Something you said could never happen just did.  ;)
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2016, 01:23:33 PM »

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SMWOG
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2016, 01:44:48 PM »

Uniform thread in 321......_
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2016, 02:36:41 PM »

Yeah, it was awarded to HQ CAP-USAF. Which is an Air Force organization.
East Hinderlands Cadet Squadron is a CAP organization which means they are not eligible to wear the ribbon because it was not awarded to them.
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2016, 02:47:59 PM »

If it was awarded to HQ CAP.USAF,then they mistakenly placed the streamer  on the CAP flag and not the.CAP.USAF. flag.. I  will calland let them know. ASAP!
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2016, 02:48:57 PM »

Yeah, it was awarded to HQ CAP-USAF. Which is an Air Force organization.
East Hinderlands Cadet Squadron is a CAP organization which means they are not eligible to wear the ribbon because it was not awarded to them.




HQ CAP-USAF?


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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah James affixes a streamer (seen below) signifying CAP's Air Force Organizational Excellence Award to the organization's flag, held before her by Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez, CAP national commander. The Maryland Wing cadet who presented the flag on-stage stands by. Civil Air Patrol received one of the U.S. Air Force’s top honors today at the Air Force Association’s annual conference. Deborah James, secretary of the Air Force, and Gen. David L. Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, presented Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez, CAP national commander, with the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award during this morning’s session at the AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. James also affixed the CAP flag presented by cadets on the stage with a red, white and blue streamer signifying the honor for the period Oct. 1-2012-Aug. 31, 2016.
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2016, 02:53:08 PM »

Congratulations to Civil Air Patrol.  :clap:
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2016, 02:53:17 PM »

Someone  grabbed the wrong flag.
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Chappie
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2016, 02:54:02 PM »

Yeah, it was awarded to HQ CAP-USAF. Which is an Air Force organization.
East Hinderlands Cadet Squadron is a CAP organization which means they are not eligible to wear the ribbon because it was not awarded to them.

Phil...I have it on good authority that it was for us -- the volunteers --- CAP and not CAP-USAF :)
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2016, 02:55:24 PM »

Someone  grabbed the wrong flag.
And the last time I looked, the National Commander of CAP was Maj Gen Vazquez, not Col T :)

And in reference to another thread...sure glad he decided to wear the uniform and not that blue polo shirt  >:D ;D ;)
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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2016, 02:56:26 PM »

I just confirmed it was awarded to CAP.
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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2016, 02:59:10 PM »

I just confirmed it was awarded to CAP.

so someone didn't grab the wrong flag.

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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2016, 03:02:24 PM »

Yes....This is a  great accomplishment!.
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Chappie
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« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2016, 03:03:14 PM »

Congratulations to Civil Air Patrol.  :clap:

And as Brig Gen Larry Myrick (National Vice-Commander) is fond of saying in his presentations on the Civil Air Patrol, "Yay us!!!"
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« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2016, 04:54:43 PM »

This is akin to the Commandant of the Coast Guard awarding the Coast Guard Unit Commendation to the Coast Guard Auxiliary on its 60th, 70th and 75th anniversaries. Congratulations CAP and BRAVO ZULU!
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« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2016, 04:56:03 PM »

It's a good thing!  Let's hope for more to come...
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« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2016, 05:21:14 PM »

Interesting that they have awarded an Air Force award to a non-Air Force entity. ???
Interesting because they violated the Air Force's own regulations to do it! ::)
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« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2016, 05:36:04 PM »

Ma Blue posted this on Facebook earlier today. It's a pretty powerful summation of just four years of work.

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The Civil Air Patrol distinguished itself by exceptionally meritorious service from 1 October 2012 to 31 August 2016. During this period, Civil Air Patrol emerged as a true total force partner flying 36,367 operational sorties as the Air Force Auxiliary.

They were the cornerstone of Air Force rescue operations executing 2,943 search and rescue missions for the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center flying 5,040 hours and saving 272 lives. Civil Air Patrol was an integral part of our homeland defense flying 1,950 air defense sorties providing target support for intercept aircraft. In response to multiple disasters, they valiantly aided relief efforts flying 3,334 hours in support of federal and state disaster response authorities. This included operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy involving an amazing twenty-one wings using seventy-three aircraft flying 696 sorties and 1,380 hours capturing 158,000 images used by emergency responders while ground crews manned shelters and delivered life-saving supplies. When historic flooding threatened South Carolina, Civil Air Patrol volunteers flew 180 search and rescue and imagery sorties capturing 4,480 images.

They supported 959 Air Force and joint exercises including critical training missions simulating unmanned aircraft systems by using sensor modified aircraft to prepare Air Force, Army, and Navy joint terminal attack controllers for their worldwide combat missions. Additionally, aircrews flew 29,395 hours helping law enforcement agencies seize 2.9 billion dollars in illegal drugs and currency leading to 1,530 arrests.

In the classroom, the Civil Air Patrol-sponsored Aerospace Connections in Education program has reached twenty-thousand elementary school children, elevating academics and fitness with an engaging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-themed curriculum. An annual powerhouse at the Air Force Association’s Cyber Patriot National Youth Competition, Civil Air Patrol bested over three thousand other teams by finishing second in 2015 and third in 2016. Finally, through their Cadet Encampment Assistance Program, Civil Air Patrol has sponsored over 3,700 hundred cadets nationwide, increasing Air Force reach while embracing diversity and growing camp attendance by twenty percent. Civil Air Patrol members provided an incredible 165 million dollars annually in volunteer service hours.
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« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2016, 05:39:44 PM »

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Interesting that they have awarded an Air Force award to a non-Air Force entity.
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