Four SDWG Units Receive Aerospace Education Awards
Rapid City - Four Civil Air Patrol units in South Dakota have received Aerospace Education Achievement (AE) awards for commendable AE performance. Certificates for the awards are on the way to Big Sioux Composite Squadron, Crazy Horse Composite Squadron, Rushmore Composite Squadron, and Miller Flight.
The awards are for the 2021 October to September fiscal year.
“Aerospace Education is one of the three main missions for Civil Air Patrol,” said CAP Major Spangler, director of Aerospace Education for South Dakota Wing. “As such, National HQ has encouraged Wings and Squadrons to complete the requirements for the AE Achievement Award each year. This program and the associated STEM Kits are a vital component of the cadet learning program. It is laudable that these 4 Squadron have met the challenge this year and demonstrates the commitment to excellence by the Squadron AE Officers and their staff.”
Qualification for the awards has a series of requirements, including AE officer qualifications and both internal and external AE tasks and activities.
“Aerospace Education of one of the three top-level programs of Civil Air Patrol, along with operational missions and our cadet program,” said CAP Col. Michael Marek, South Dakota Wing commander. “It is commendable that these units have active exemplary programs.”