Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Winter 2012/2012 CAP Educator Grants

AFA recently awarded 20 squadrons with the Civil Air Patrol Educator Grant, an education initiative funded by AFA and managed by the Civil Air Patrol Headquarters.
The CAP Educator Grants are each up to $250, and provided to teachers who are members of either the Air Force Association or the Civil Air Patrol. This initiative funds classroom activities or materials that benefit the entire group of students and promote knowledge of aerospace power. From designing model airplanes and launching rockets to visiting Air Traffic Control towers and bases, AFA and CAP are teaming up to help promote aerospace education and the pivotal role aerospace power plays in national security. Grants can be applied toward field trips to aerospace museums or Air Force bases, or for books, DVDs or videotapes on aerospace topics.
“I am proud of the continued partnership between the Air Force Association and Civil Air Patrol to promote educational opportunities for students in STEM and aerospace studies,” said Jerry White, Vice Chairman of the Board for Aerospace Education. “The need for skilled individuals in aerospace fields will continue to grow, and AFA is proud to support the CAP programs that provide tools and develop skills for upcoming generations. The AFA aerospace education grants will allow CAP to continue to find new and innovative ways of engaging students and encouraging them to pursue their studies.”
Squadrons receiving AFA Grants are as follows:
  • Bangor State Belt Composite Squadron, Bangor, Pennsylvania
  • Black Sheep Senior Squadron, Englewood, Colorado
  • Cedar Rapids Composite Squadron, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Col Johnnie Pantanelli Composite Squadron, Yorktown Heights, New York
  • Crow Wings Squadron, Brainerd, Minnesota
  • Floyd Bennett Composite Squadron, Garden City, New York
  • Gainesville Composite Squadron, Gainesville, Florida
  • Iona CAP Flight, Alto, Michigan
  • Jacksonville Composite Squadron, Jacksonville, Florida
  • La Crosse Composite Squadron, La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Naples Senior Squadron, Naples, Florida
  • Phoenix Composite Squadron, New York, New York
  • Prince William Composite Squadron, Manassas, Virginia
  • Sheridan Cadet Squadron, Sheridan, Indiana
  • Steven Schiller Composite Squadron, Burnt Hills, New York
  • Southeast Group, Delavan, Wisconsin
  • Tehachapi Composite Squadron, Tehachapi, California
  • Thunderbird Composite Squadron, Oakley, Utah
  • Washington County Composite Squadron, Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Wylie Apte Cadet Squadron, Conway, New Hampshire
 Congratulations to them all!

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