Today we celebrate the Civil Air Patrol USAF Auxiliary Birthday!
The CAP was formed back in December 1, 1941 after the signing of the Administrative Order 9. They are the official civilian auxiliary of the USAF and a congressional chartered, federally supported non-profit corporation.
Thank you to the Beverly Composite Squadron for presenting the colors at our Boston vs Vermont polo match!
Team Washington Wing:
Over the weekend I was honored to be asked to speak at the dedication ceremony for the new Washington All Mission Academy (WAMA) at Camp Boucher. If you have not been there recently I encourage you to attend a training activity there in the future. The facility has been re-born and looks fantastic. I could feel the energy the minute I walked through the door.
A lot of volunteer members and family members have worked very hard to refurbish, paint, rebuild and restore the facility to an outstanding training center that Washington Wing can feel very proud of. We've had visitors from Pacific Region and CAP-USAF already and the reports that I received back from them were very positive.
The trip to the facility was provided by Lt John Ritchie, a pilot from ORWG. A big thanks to our neighbors to the south for truly grasping the One Civil Air Patrol concept. Thanks also to the pilots from WAWG who also offered to make the flight. I decided to partner with ORWG because at their recent wing conference they let us know they want to create some joint training opportunities with us and I thought this would be a great opportunity to show one of them our training facility at Camp Boucher. He was really impressed and was taking this back to his wing.
Attached is a group photo after the ceremony and you can see a little bit of both ORWG and WAWG aircraft in the picture. Enjoy.... Thanks again to all those involved in making the dedication ceremony a huge success!
Col Shelly J. Norman, CAP, WAWG Commander.
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