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29 March 16 Find Awards Presented

posted Apr 12, 2016, 7:55 AM by Craig Boozer   [ updated Apr 12, 2016, 7:59 AM ]

Find awards presentation group.

On 17 January 2016, an aircrew was dispatched from the Athens-Ben Epps airport to locate an emergency beacon (also known as an ELT) near Fitzgerald, Georgia. The aircrew consisted of Mission Pilot 1st Lt Craig Boozer, Mission Observer Maj Jeff Garrett, and Mission Scanner Lt Col Dennis Arford. At approximately 2300, with the help of a ground team from the Albany Composite Squadron, the crew located the beacon coming from a life flight helicopter that had landed hard, but safely, at the Crisp County airport. The crew also worked hard through the night and located another emergency beacon coming from an aircraft that had landed hard in the owner's field. The ground team found the owner safely asleep at home around 0500.

For their work to successfully locate the emergency beacon, the crew has been awarded a Find ribbon with a propeller clasp. This is a fulfillment of the Civil Air Patrol's Emergency Services mission and it's motto, "Semper Vigilans" translated, "Always Vigilant". Communities should know that if a plane or person goes missing, the Civil Air Patrol will work tirelessly to rescue and bring them back safely. Thankfully this mission ended with everyone being found safe.

(Pictured above from left to right: Captain Steve Henley - Clarke County Composite Squadron Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Dennis Arford - Mission Scanner, Major Jeff Garrett - Mission Observer, First Lieutenant Craig Boozer - Mission Pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Jim Crone - Group II Commander)

31 Oct 15 Great Georgia Air Show

posted Nov 11, 2015, 7:19 AM by Craig Boozer   [ updated Nov 11, 2015, 7:26 AM ]

The cadets traveled to Peachtree City's Falcon Field to attend the Great Georgia Air Show. It was an exciting day with several aerobatic performers starting in the morning and running through midafternoon. Some of the performers were available for cadets to meet and ask questions. There were also several military branches in attendance with some of their planes and recruiters. Some of these aircraft included an A-10 Warthog, F4U Corsair, and a C130 that could be toured. The highlight of the day was when the US Navy's Blue Angels took to the sky to perform. The first demonstration was from "Fat Albert" the C130 that carries the maintenance equipment and support personnel for the Blue Angels. Then, as the excitement built in the crowd, the six F/A-18 Hornets took off and gave an exciting performance that left no one in their seat.
GA452 Cadets in front of USAF-R C130.

24 Feb 2015 DCC Change

posted Feb 27, 2015, 6:54 AM by Ian Ennis

Today Captain Whirrell handed over the torch to Lieutenant Boozer.  After many years as an intrinsic part of Clarke County Composite Squadron CAP Cadet program Captain Whirrell will be focusing more on the Senior side as she begins a new career teaching.  Captain Whirrell will be followed in her tenure as Deputy Commander of Cadets by Lieutenant Boozer.  Lieutenant Boozer is a CAP pilot and enthusiastic leader.  We wish them each the best in their new endeavors.

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