GA-116 Has New Cadet Commander
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga – August 15, 2016 – Civil Air Patrol cadet commander Captain Hannah Wright took the reigns of the Peachtree City Falcon Field Composite Squadron, the largest composite squadron in the Georgia Wing, with eighty-three plus cadets, from ages 12 to 18 years of age, on 28 July 2016.
Captain Wright is currently a high school senior and hails from Coweta county. She has been a CAP member since the age of thirteen. In the beginning she wanted to learn how to fly, as she progressed through the program, she found that she wanted to know more about leadership and focused on leadership training and other cadet programs, such as aerospace education, and emergency services.
Cadet Commander Captain Hannah Wright is looking forward to leading cadets and leading through team projects and to make sure the cadets have a lot of fun and enjoy CAP, as well as in keeping with CAP core values of integrity, volunteer service, excellence and respect. A high standard set for all CAP members.
“I want to help my fellow leaders become leaders among leaders, by being professional, being a mentor, and being a motivator, among other things. I also want to give the cadets something to look forward to every week at the squadron meetings”, remarked cadet commander Captain Hannah Wright, CAP.
Currently, GA-116 meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Road, Peachtree City. Ages 12 and up are welcome to join. Find out more about GA-116 at www.GA116.org or find us 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, which consists of Regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 85 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 70 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 58,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Civil Air Patrol received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. Congressionally chartered 74 years ago, the nonprofit organization also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.capmembers.com for more information.