Puerto Rico Big Winner - National Conference Award
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

By Lt. Col. Judy L. Steele, Southeast Region, Public Affairs

Nashville, Tenn. - The Cadet Programs Mission Award recognizes a wing in each region that has the most outstanding cadet program. This year this award goes to the Puerto Rico Wing from the Southeast Region and is accepted by Col. Carlos Fernandez.

(L-R) Maj.Gen. Joseph Vazquez, National Commander, presents the 2016 Cadet Programs Mission Award to Col. Carlos Fernandez, Puerto Rico Wing Commander at the National Conference. (Photo by: Susan Schneider, HQ CAP Multimedia Support Coordinator)
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Photo Caption:  (L-R) Maj.Gen. Joseph Vazquez, National Commander, presents the 2016 Cadet Programs Mission Award to Col. Carlos Fernandez, Puerto Rico Wing Commander at the National Conference. (Photo by: Susan Schneider, HQ CAP Multimedia Support Coordinator)
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Reviewed by: Lt Col Judy Steele
Syndicated to: Region Hq, Puerto Rico Wing, Group 2, Group 4, Group 5, Group 6, Group 7, Group 8, Group 9, Group 11
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