Civil Air Patrol, Maryland Wing
Mount Airy celebrates accomplishments at Dining Out Awards Banquet
By 1st Lt Sherrie Weinhold CAP
3/21/2015 Damascus MD-Members of Civil Air Patrol, Maryland Wing’s Mount Airy Composite Squadron hosted their annual awards banquet on March 21, at the Montgomery United Methodist Church, Damascus Md.
The Mount Airy squadron held a dining out and awards banquet which highlighted this year’s achievements. The evening began with the presentation of colors rendered by the Mount Airy squadron color guard members, Cadet Senior Master Sargent Danny Flannick, Cadet Staff Sargent Jason Lohoefer, and Cadet Chief Master Sargent Katherine Weinhold and Keith Lohoefer.
The squadron was honored to have Major Kevin Martin, Maryland Wing group 1 commander in attendance at the banquet.
Each year, through an outstanding partnership with the Air Force Association (AFA), AFA presents a medal to the most outstanding CAP cadet. This silver medal presentation is accompanied by a sky blue ribbon and a certificate. This year Cadet 2nd Lt Joshua Flannick was presented the award.
As well as our association with the AFA the Air Force Sergeants association presents their award to an NCO. Master Sargent Johhny Forman was present from the AFSA to explain and present the award. This year C/SMsg Daniel Flanick is the recipient of this year’s award.
Mount Airy Composite squadron is privileged to have the support of the AFA and AFSA organizations.
In the tradition of Mount Airy’s past award ceremonies, cadets were recognized for their special strengths and contributions to the unit:
Outstanding Leadership Initiative – This is awarded to the cadet who most excelled in leadership instruction during 2014 – Cadet 2d Lt Joshua Boline.
Best Precision Drill – This is awarded to the cadet who has exhibited standards exceeding PT requirements during 2014 – Cadet Staff Sergeant Jason Lohoefer.
Best Physical Fitness This is awarded to the cadet who has exhibited standards exceeding PT requirements during 2014 – Cadet Staff Sergeant Jason Lohoefer.
The squadron’s 2014 “of the year” Awards were saved for last. These awards included:
Senior Member of the Year-This award is chosen by the cadets to recognize a senior member who goes above and beyond in supporting the cadets.1st Lt Sherrie Weinhold
Cadet Airman of the year – 2014 CADET AIRMAN OF THE YEAR – This award is presented to the Phase I cadet who has most excelled in all facets of the cadet program during Cadet Airman Zack Phelps
Cadet of the year- 2014 CADET OF THE YEAR – This award is presented to the cadet of any grade who displayed the most all around excellence during 2014.
The 2014 Mount Airy Composite Squadron Cadet of the Year is Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Katherine Weinhold. Cadet Chief Master Sgt Katherine Weinhold
All in attendance enjoyed a slide show prepared and presented by Cadet Chief Master Sgt Katherine Weinhold which summarized the training, search, and rescue exercises, promotions, and events of 2014.