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All VA CAP units earn 2021 Aerospace Education Achievement Award

November 10, 2021

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All units in Civil Air Patrol's Virginia Wing were recognized this month for earning the 2021 Squadron Aerospace Education (AE) Achievement Award.

The AE Achievement Award recognizes units that have vibrant aerospace education programs and have excelled in AE for the past fiscal year. CAP has both an internal and external focus for aerospace education and as a result units must complete a minimum of eight tasks which encompass both areas to qualify for the award. This year’s award covered a time frame of one year from October 2020 to September 2021.  

CAP’s internal focus is to promote and educate the importance of aviation, aerospace, cyberspace, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to its membership of adults and youth.

CAP’s external focus is to reach out to the general public, including schools and organizations, and help society understand the importance of aerospace, cyberspace, and STEM. 

Virginia Wing’s Commander, Col. Liz Sydow, commented, “Earning this award demonstrates that a unit is healthy and thriving. This past year was particularly challenging because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I look forward to membership growth across the state into the next year as we continue to safely have in-person activities again, shaping our nation’s future leaders. Thank you for your active and successful involvement in helping accomplish the AE mission and for promoting an interest in aerospace, aviation and STEM.”   

 

Unit List:

MAR-VA-002 - AUGUSTA COMPOSITE SQDN
MAR-VA-007 - WILLIAM P KNIGHT COMPOSITE SQUADRON
MAR-VA-017 - LYNCHBURG COMPOSITE SQDN
MAR-VA-023 - DANVILLE COMPOSITE SQDN
MAR-VA-025 - LANGLEY COMPOSITE SQDN
MAR-VA-035 - TIDEWATER COMPOSITE SQUADRON
MAR-VA-040 - WINCHESTER COMPOSITE SQDN
MAR-VA-048 - ROANOKE COMPOSITE SQDN
MAR-VA-056 - MONTGOMERY COMPOSITE SQDN
MAR-VA-060 - SOUTHSIDE COMP SQ
MAR-VA-088 - NEWPORT-NEWS COMPOSITE SQDN
MAR-VA-089 - CAROYLN A. GUERTIN CADET SQDN
MAR-VA-091 - MONTICELLO COMPOSITE SQDN
MAR-VA-094 - HANOVER COUNTY COMPOSITE SQDN
MAR-VA-095 - COASTAL COMPOSITE SQDN
MAR-VA-102 - PRINCE WILLIAM COMPOSITE SQDN
MAR-VA-108 - FREDERICKSBURG COMPOSITE SQDN
MAR-VA-117 - LEESBURG COMPOSITE SQDN
MAR-VA-130 - BURKE COMPOSITE SQDN
MAR-VA-135 - MINUTEMAN COMPOSITE SQUADRON
MAR-VA-141 - HAMPTON ROADS COMP SQ
MAR-VA-142 - BLACKSTONE ARMY AIRFIELD COMPOSITE SQUADRON

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