Civil Air Patrol

Honors for Arizona Wing at CAP National Conference

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The 2018 Civil Air Patrol National Conference concluded on August 25. After pre-conference courses and activities, plus two days of general sessions and learning labs, more than 850 CAP members from across the country headed for home.

Col. Martha Morris accepts the Paul W. Turner Safety Award from Maj. Gen. Mark Smith on behalf of the Arizona Wing.

The Arizona Wing received three significant awards during the conference. On Friday, August 24, Wing Commander Col. Martha Morris accepted Southwest Region mission awards for Search and Rescue and Aerospace Education. On Saturday, Morris accepted the Paul W. Turner Safety Award on behalf of Arizona Wing. The citation read, “A wing-wide commitment to safety from the top down is evident throughout Arizona Wing.”

Col. Brian Ready received a Distinguished Service Award for his work on the national IT Steering Committee.

Former Arizona Wing Commander Col. Brian Ready was recognized with a Distinguished Service Award at a ceremony on August 25, for his work as the command representative to the CAP Information Technology Steering Committee. Over the past two years, Col. Ready has worked to prioritize proposed IT projects and on the CAP website consolidation project, contributing to the design, functionality, and testing of the new website.

Capt. Klara Olcott of the 388th Composite Squadron in Glendale was recognized earlier in the week, receiving a Public Affairs Balsem Awards Certificate of Merit for a photograph she took during the National Blue Beret activity in Oshkosh, Wisc.

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