A group of senior members and cadets from Arizona Wing were in Washington, DC, on February 28 and March 1, visiting members of the Arizona Congressional delegation. During meetings with Representatives and Senators (or members of their staffs), information about Civil Air Patrol missions and the need for continued financial support via Congressional appropriations were discussed.
C/Lt. Col. Katie Hamiel from Mohave Valley Composite Squadron and C/1st Lt. Kyra Martinez from Deer Valley Composite Squadron described how Civil Air Patrol has affected their lives and career choices, in addition to providing them with leadership skills and confidence.
The senior members representing Arizona Wing included:
- Col. Martha Morris, Wing Commander
- Lt. Col. Robert Pinckard, Chief of Staff
- Lt. Col. James Nova, Government Relations Advisor
- Maj. Jerad Hoff, Cadet Programs & Aerospace Education Support Group Commander
- Capt. Gordon Helm, Deputy Commander for Seniors, Deer Valley Composite Squadron
- Capt. Margot Myers, Wing Public Affairs Officer
One of the handouts provides information about Arizona Wing and CAP as a whole. This document is also good for sharing with members of the Arizona legislature, mayors, business organizations, media, etc.