Civil Air Patrol

CAP Wing Conference 2016

The Shorty Powers Composite Squadron was fairly well represented at the Illinois Wing 2016 Conference this past weekend at the NIU Conference Center in Naperville, with 12 seniors and 7 cadets including the opening and closing flag ceremonies hosted by our cadet color guard.

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During the opening session, Shorty Powers Composite Squadron received a Cadet Quality Unit award and 3 awards for last years CyberPatriot teams.

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There were over 50 breakout sessions for all members, including a special track just for cadets. Lt Col Bartel assisted in the Communication session/annual meeting where they presented and discussed the various components of communication currently in use, or soon to be in use, by CAP.Capt Danley presented two sessions, one on Illinois Wing email usage and one on an Aerial Photography (AP) refresher course. Tim Markham contributed to the model airplane exhibit for the model airplane competition.

The evening banquet conference speakers included IL Wing Spaatz (former) cadets: USAF Colonel Mary K. Higgins #131, and Dr. Faith Vilas #132. Dr. Vilas is also the granddaughter of the first Civil Air Patrol Illinois Wing Commander, Lt Col Logan Archbold ‘Jack’ Vilas.

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