Sq 712 Conducts Cadet Change of Command

posted Feb 4, 2018, 4:45 PM by Group 1   [ updated Feb 4, 2018, 4:52 PM ]

BUTLER, PA: 29 Jan was a BIG day in Squadron 712. It is not often that you see the Wing Vice-Commander and the Group Commander at a squadron meeting! Not only was a Cadet presented his Amelia Earhart certificate, the squadron also held a Change of Cadet Command ceremony.

C/Capt Andrew G.S. Myers reported to Lt Col Kevin J. Berry, PAWG CV, for formal acknowledgement of his attaining Cadet Captain. As part of his presentation, Lt Col Berry, also a pilot, gave Sq 712 a brief history of Amelia Earhart, who flew into and out of the Butler airport for her last flight. Maj Earl Gardner, the Group 1 CC, also attended the ceremonies.

Once Myers received his Earhart certificate, he and C/Maj Brian Weitzel reported again to Squadron CC Lt Col Michael S. Lazaroff, JD, for the Change of Command ceremony. C/MSgt Logan Klemm officiated the ceremony. 1st Lt Joshua M. Nussbaum, Sq 712 CDC, thanked C/Maj Weitzel for his service as the Cadet Commander.

After the ceremonies for the evening were concluded, everyone helped themselves to pizza and soft drinks, courtesy of Lt Col Lazaroff.

Weitzel reports to the Commander, for the final time, as Cadet Commander.
From left to right: Lt Col Kevin Berry, Lt Col Michael Lazaroff, Maj Earl Gardner
Lt Col Kevin J. Berry presents Myers with his Earhart certificate.

Group 1 Attends Washington DC STEM Expo

posted Jan 28, 2018, 3:49 PM by Group 1   [ updated Jan 28, 2018, 3:50 PM ]

GROUP 1 HQ: As we have done in previous years, Group 1 will go to the STEM Expo in Washington DC the weekend of 7-8 April 2018.

Signups and more information can be found at this link here.

Group 1 Conference Registrations Coming Due

posted Dec 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by Group 1   [ updated Dec 28, 2017, 10:50 AM ]

Squadron Commanders should have sent their members information several weeks ago regarding the Group 1 Conference, which will be held on Saturday, 13 Jan. More information can be seen on the attached PDF and on the Group Events Calendar.

The conference will have a general session, a fun Cadet activity (for the first 40 Cadets who register), networking seminars, and an awards banquet. The evening will conclude as we congratulate Major Edward Silassy on a successful tour of duty as the Group 1 Commander and pass command to Major Earl Gardner, in a ceremony which will be officiated by Colonel Gary Fleming, the Commander of the Pennsylvania Wing.

Please be reminded that registration for the Conference closes at 0000 on Monday, 1 Jan. To register, please email Lt Malisa Silassy at and copy your Squadron Commander (or their designee).

Group 1 Plans STEM Trip, Requests for Funding

posted Oct 29, 2017, 5:10 PM by Group 1   [ updated Oct 29, 2017, 5:11 PM ]

GROUP 1 HQ: We are excited to announce a new fundraising opportunity we've put together to help raise funds for our planned trip to Washington DC for the STEM expo in April.

We took this trip in 2015 and it was a a great success. The cadets and seniors all enjoyed the trip and got to experience a wide range of activities in the STEM fields. This is the largest expo of its kind in the country!

Details and registration for the trip will be forthcoming. The expo itself will be April 7 & 8 and we are hoping to have a lot of participants. Last year we were able to do a two-day trip with overnight accommodations for only $80.00 per cadet. This year we are hoping to take Cadets from all over Group 1 and our goal is to get the trip FULLY FUNDED!

Our GoFundMe goal is $3000! The only way we can reach this is if you share, share, share our site. Share on your Facebook Page, share on a Twitter feed, share by e-mail to friends and family, and ask them to share too! You can also print the poster that is attached and post it up in the community. We want to get the word out. Please help us reach our goal!

The GoFundMe link is here.

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me. Thank you all for your support!

1st Lt Melissa Parker, CAP

Air Heritage Sponsors Community Dinner and Dance

posted Oct 24, 2017, 6:48 PM by Group 1   [ updated Oct 24, 2017, 6:48 PM ]

BEAVER FALLS- Please see the attachment below about a 1940's-themed dinner and dance on Saturday, 4 Nov. Air Heritage is a huge supporter of CAP and has given CAP numerous tours for our Cadets.

Sq 606 Hosts Hangar Dinner

posted Aug 11, 2017, 6:08 PM by Group 1   [ updated Aug 11, 2017, 6:09 PM ]

GREENE COUNTY- Squadron 606, Greene County, will be hosting a Hangar Dinner to celebrate National Aviation Day on 19 Aug 2017. Please direct any questions to the contact information located in the document.

Group Assistance Requested for Visible Veteran Memorial

posted Jul 12, 2017, 4:16 PM by Group 1   [ updated Jul 12, 2017, 4:17 PM ]

BUTLER- Captain Sean O'Neil, CDC in Squadron 712, is acting as the OIC for a Vietnam Veteran Memorial Service to take place over 24-25 August in Butler, PA. He has requested aid from Groups 1 and 6 (the western third of PAWG) in helping to properly staff this event.

Please see the attached flier with more details, contact information, and UOD.

To sign up, please click here

New CAP National CC Announced

posted Jun 21, 2017, 1:57 PM by Group 1   [ updated Jun 21, 2017, 1:57 PM ]

Good afternoon! 

CAP's next National Commander has been announced! Please share the attached news release with your Squadrons and be sure to share on your social media pages!

Berry, Nussbaum represent CAP at Senior Expo

posted May 8, 2017, 7:43 PM by Group 1   [ updated May 8, 2017, 7:45 PM ]

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP- Thursday, May 4, 2017 was a great day for CAP PAWG Group 1. Lt Col Kevin J. Berry, PAWG Vice-Commander, and 1st Lt Joshua M. Nussbaum, PAWG Group 1 IT Officer, represented CAP at an expo put on for the residents of Cranberry Township, Butler county. While there, numerous documents, fact sheets, forms, and pamphlets were distributed. Berry and Nussbaum also met Representative Daryl Metcalfe while there.

For more information about Cranberry Township, please visit

From left to right: Lt Col Kevin J. Berry, 1st Lt Joshua M. Nussbaum, Representative Daryl Metcalfe
Photo credit: James Knight

Berry, Nussbaum, Metcalfe

Group 1 Newsletter Archives Uploaded

posted May 3, 2017, 10:16 PM by Group 1   [ updated May 3, 2017, 10:17 PM ]

Please refer to NEWS >> NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES for any Group 1 Newsletters from Fall 2012 to current. Special thanks to Capt Cindy Gironda for her tireless efforts in creating all those newsletters and to 1st Lt Malisa Silassy for succeeding her.

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