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Granite members recognized at Maryland Wing Conference

November 16, 2020

November 14, 2020 - GRANITE, Md. -  Civil Air Patrol members from Maryland Wing's Granite Cadet Squadron were recognized for their outstanding achievements during the Maryland Wing virtual conference today.

Cadet 1st Lt. Jacob Stigon:  Cadet Junior Officer of the Year 2020
2nd Lt. Christie Ficke:  Education and Training Officer of the Year 2020
CMSgt Tom Reed:  Historian of the Year 2020

Additionally, the following members were recognized for their service in 2020 during COVID-19 relief missions with a Mid-Atlantic Region Commander's Commendation:

C/TSgt Cory Matejovich
C/TSgt Peyton Matejovich
C/1st Lt Jacob Stigdon
2nd Lt. Elizabeth Matejovich
Lt. Col. Brenda Reed

Granite Cadet Squadron was also recognized as one of 13 Maryland Wing squadrons to have earned the 2020 Quality Cadet Unit Award.   This national CAP award recognizes squadrons who meet specific objective criteria each year.   Granite squadron is thrilled to have earned this award in their first year as a chartered Civil Air Patrol squadron.

Granite Cadet Squadron meets at Maryland Wing Headquarters in Granite, Md., on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Prospective cadets and their families are welcome to stop by the squadron.  Visit the squadron’s website https://granite.cap.gov  for more information or email granite@mdwg.cap.gov for specific questions.

More than 1,500 members serve in Civil Air Patrol’s Maryland Wing. Last year, wing members flew 13 actual search and rescue missions. Overall, the Maryland Wing flew 32 missions for the State of Maryland, flying 2,245 hours in all mission categories, and was credited with four finds. Volunteers contributed services estimated at $4.6 million. For information, contact the Maryland Wing at mdwg.cap.gov or follow the wing on Facebook.

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, 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 82 lives annually. CAP’s 61,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state, and local agencies. In addition, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to over 25,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com or www.CAP.news for information.

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