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Governor Margaret Wood Hassan has proclaimed December 1 to 7, 2016 as Civil Air Patrol Week in the State of New Hampshire as noted on the attached signed proclamation.
History of the Civil Air Patrol:
The Civil Air Patrol is a nationwide volunteer force of citizens providing service to the nation in the areas of search and rescue, disaster documentation and youth training. The Civil Air Patrol was established on December 1, 1941, to supplement US military during World War II. In 1948 CAP was designated as the US Air Force’s official auxiliary with three missions-emergency services, cadet programs and aerospace education.
Since CAP’s beginning, the organization has set itself apart during the country’s most tumultuous times: Locating and sinking enemy submarines during World War II, assisting agencies immediately following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, heavily supporting hurricane relief efforts through the years as well as aiding communities during other natural disasters such as floods, wildfires, ice storms, and tornadoes.
CAP further provides vital security missions that help ensure the protection of the nation’s capital and the nation as a whole by assisting Air Force pilots with target-intercept training as well as the military with acquiring distant targets. The members of the New Hampshire Civil Air Patrol have provided continuous exemplary service to the citizens of New Hampshire from the earliest days of WW II to present.
We aim to give NH Civil Air Patrol cadets, who have already proven dedication and leadership to their community, state, and nation, the means to achieve their life goals by closing the gap between traditional scholarships and the ever expanding costs to achieving these goals.
In recognition of Colonel Moran’s leadership, inspiration, and dedication to his Cadets and their life goals we have established this monetary scholarship that can be used for any purpose with the expressed desire that it be used in a fashion that assists with those goals. For example: The funds may be used to assist with uniform costs, National Cadet Special Activities, and Encampments. Or monetary assistance with acquiring a computer for school, help paying for tuition, or even living expenses while the recipient attends college. The amount awarded to a deserving candidate is based on need, merit, and available funds.
o By Lt John H. Mensch Jr., USMC and Lt Eric M. Perron, USAF
Board of Directors:
o John H Mensch Jr., Lt USMC
o Eric M Perron, Lt USAF
o Dana Moss, Former USMC Capt
o Twitter: @TheColonelsInitiative
o Email: TheColonelsInitiative@Gmail.com
Application Form for Cadets
To apply for this program, please use this form.
The Fall 2016 edition of New Hampshire Wing’s Abenaki News is available for download.