State Representative Grant presents Proclamation to CAP Cadet
Friday, April 27, 2018
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Florida House Representative Michael Grant, District 75, presents The General Billy Mitchell Award to Justin Anthony McDonald of Punta Gorda after administering the cadet officer oath promoting McDonald to Cadet 2nd Lieutenant in Civil Air Patrol.


By 1st Lt Julie McDonald, Venice Cadet Sqn.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.--

Florida House of Representatives, Representative Michael Grant of District 75 in Charlotte County, Florida presented a Tribute Proclamation to Justin Anthony McDonald, 15, of Punta Gorda, after administering the cadet officer oath promoting McDonald to Cadet 2nd Lieutenant in Civil Air Patrol on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

McDonald was surprised by the Tribute Proclamation and offered a sincere ďThank you!Ē to Representative Grant, whom he served as a House Messenger in the recent legislative session.

McDonald recently received the General Billy Mitchell Award for successfully completing the Leadership Phase of the Civil Air Patrol youth program. This award is one of CAPís most prestigious cadet honors, named after an important historic and visionary figure in U.S. Military aviation. Cadet 2nd Lt. McDonald will now enter the Command Phase of the CAP cadet program at the Venice Cadet Squadron. He aspires to serve his country as a pilot in the United States Armed Forces.

The CAP Cadet Program is a year-round youth development program that incorporates aviation and military customs and courtesies. Through their experiences as CAP cadets, young people develop into responsible citizens and become tomorrow's aerospace leaders. Visit Venice Cadet Squadron at http://units.flwg.us/FL335.aspx or https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com for more information.

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Reviewed by: Lt. Col. Jeff P. Carlson
Syndicated to: Region Hq, Florida Wing, Cadet Programs, Group 5
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Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Forceís Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 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 80 lives annually. CAPís 57,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. CAP also plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to 24,000 young people participating in CAPís Cadet Programs. Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.
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