Florida Wing Big Winners - National Conference Awards
Thursday, September 22, 2016
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(L-R) Maj. Gen. Joseph Vazquez, National Commander, presents to Col. Henry Irizarry, Florida Commander, with the SER's Search and Rescue and the Disaster Relief Mission Awards. (Photo by: Susan Schneider, HQ CAP Multimedia Support Coordinator)

By Lt. Col. Judy L. Steele, Southeast Region, Public Affairs
Nashville, Tenn.--The outstanding wing in each region receiving the highest score on its CAP-USAF inspection and evaluation of Search and Rescue and Disaster Relief Mission becomes the recipient of the Search and Rescue and the Disaster Relief Mission Awards.

The Search and Rescue Mission Award winners for 2016, from the Southeast Region was the Florida Wing.

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Reviewed by: Lt Col Judy Steele
Syndicated to: Region Hq, Florida Wing, Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4, Group 5, Group 6, Group 7, Group 800
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