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Maryland Wing cadets awarded national CAP scholarships

4/17/17 – Six Maryland Wing cadets  earned 2017 Civil Air Patrol scholarships, announced by CAP national headquarters today.  Each spring, Civil Air Patrol provides academic and flight scholarships to select, deserving cadets and seniors.  Specific scholarships are announced each fall, and combined with college partners, over $350,000 in awards are offered annually.

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Academic Scholarship
–C/Lt. Col. Kira Stiers $1900 (Towson Composite)

National Advanced Flight Academy (NAFA) Scholarship
–C/2nd Lt. Duncan Campbell (Frederick Composite)
–C/2nd Lt. Riley Campbell (Frederick Composite)

Lt Col William E. Hanna, Jr. Memorial Cadet Flight Scholarship
–C/2nd Lt. Rebecca Akhigbe (College Park Composite)

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Flight Scholarship
–C/2nd Lt. Rebecca Akhigbe (College Park Composite)
–C/Maj. Mark Kreynovich (Towson Composite)

USAFA Preparatory School Recommendation
–C/1st Lt. Shawn Rosenbery (St. Mary’s Composite)

For more details on CAP’s scholarship program, visit https://www.capmembers.com/cadet_programs/scholarships/

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and 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 78 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com for more information.

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