NASA astronaut and CAP Col. Eric Boe (3rd from right) was selected to fly the new Boeing Spaceship mission. Boe learned to fly as a cadet in the Georgia Wing and received the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, in July 1983. (His Spaatz coin accompanied him on the Space Shuttle Endeavour). Col. Boe serves as the Houston-based Ellington Composite Squadron’s assistant deputy commander for cadets; the unit’s cadet corps includes his son, Cadet Tech. Sgt. Anthony Boe.
Georgia Cadets In The Right Place At The Right Time
A late-night drive home from a squadron meeting quickly turned into a rescue scenario last week when two Georgia Wing cadets swam to a rapidly sinking SUV in the middle of a rural pond and extracted the dazed driver.
94-Year-Old Who Taught Herself How to Fly Receives Medal
When Mary Pat Shely was young, she taught herself to fly in a Piper Cub bought for her by her father. On Sunday, she was given a replica Congressional Gold Medal for her service in the Civil Air Patrol during World War II. Congress awarded CAP with this prestigious honor in 2014.
If Cyber is the frontier of the future, CAP cadets are training to lead the expansion. Airmen from the USAF's 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing assisted with Civil Air Patrol's Cyber Defense Training Academy. More than 70 high school level cadets attended.