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GROUP 1 WINTER 2017 NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED

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!

http://www.cap.news/southwest-regions-col-mark-smith-named-caps-next-ceonational-commander/

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 http://cranberrytownship.org/.

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.

Group 1 Spring 2017 Newsletter Released

posted Apr 29, 2017, 11:35 PM by Group 1   [ updated Apr 29, 2017, 11:36 PM ]

A special thank-you to 1st Lt Malisa Silassy for her many hours of hard work, formatting, and collecting information for this edition of the Group 1 Newsletter! This link will allow you to see the newsletter across different devices (even smartphones)!

PAWG Conference Location and Registration Announced

posted Mar 14, 2017, 1:27 PM by Group 1   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 1:28 PM ]

The 2017 PAWG Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn in Grantville, PA, the weekend of 21-23 April. Early-bird signups end one week from tomorrow, on 22 March. Please follow your chain of command if you have any questions and/or would like to sign up.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-civil-air-patrol-pennsylvania-wing-conference-tickets-32215397120?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTE1NzExNDQvam1udXNzYmF1bUBvdXRsb29rLmNvbS8w&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&ref=enivtefor001&utm_term=attend

GROUP 1 WINTER 2017 NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED

posted Jan 11, 2017, 1:20 PM by Group 1   [ updated Jan 11, 2017, 1:20 PM ]

GROUP 1 HQ- 1st Lt Malissa Silassy, the Group 1 PAO, has published the January 2017 Group 1 Newsletter. The newsletter may be viewed by following this link (it works on a PC, tablet, or smartphone):

Thanks for your time and hard work in organizing and publishing the newsletter, Lt Silassy! It looks great!

Group 1 Conference Registrations Due Friday, 6 Jan

posted Jan 1, 2017, 3:16 PM by Group 1   [ updated Jan 1, 2017, 3:16 PM ]

Please remind your squadron's members to RSVP and pay for the Group 1 Conference by this Friday, 6 Jan. The fee is $18 which includes an awards banquet, dinner, and training materials.

The Conference itself will be held on Saturday, 21 Jan and is being coordinated by Maj Ed Silassy, Group 1 Commander, and his staff.

Follow this link for more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/group-one-conference-awards-banquet-registration-29771063051?aff=eivtefrnd

Happy New Year, everybody!

Brady-Perfors, Hayden, O'Neil selected for promotion to Captain

posted Dec 23, 2016, 5:27 PM by Group 1   [ updated Dec 23, 2016, 5:28 PM ]

BUTLER- Squadron 712 has just minted three new Captains: Tina M. Brady-Perfors, April Hayden, and Sean O'Neil.

Brady-Perfors, from Saxonburg, PA joined CAP in 2010. She serves as the primary Squadron Administration Officer, primary Personnel Officer, and primary Testing Officer. She is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and holds the Air Search and Rescue Ribbon, the Davis Award, and two Achievement Medals. She is technician-rated on both the Administration and Personnel specialty tracks and serves as a Skills Evaluator for GTM3, MSA, and UDF. Her son also serves in CAP (holding the grade of 1st Lieutenant) as an Assistant Communications Officer and Assistant Cadet Activities Officer (also in Squadron 712) after attaining the grade of Cadet Lieutenant Colonel.

Hayden, from New Castle, PA, joined CAP in 2012. She serves in Squadron 712 as an Assistant Emergency Services Training Officer, Assistant Cadet Activities Officer, and as the Public Affairs Officer. Her newest assignment has her working as the Group 1 Recruiting/Retention Officer. She holds the Air Search and Rescue Ribbon, Yeager Award, Davis Award, and an Achievement Medal. She is technician-rated on the Emergency Services track, and serves as a Skills Evaluator for GTM3, GTM2, GTM1, GTL, and MSA. Hayden also has a son in the Cadet program, and he is working toward promoting to Cadet First Lieutenant. Both Hayden and her son are Rangers Second Class.

O'Neil, of Cranberry Township, PA joined as a Cadet in 1997 and attained the Mitchell Award in his Cadet tenure. He serves as the Deputy Commander for Cadets, Alerting Officer, Assistant Aerospace Education Officer, and is on several committees in the squadron. He holds the Red Service Ribbon with three clasps and the Davis Award. O'Neil is senior-rated on the Cadet Programs track. Many Cadets admire O'Neil's teaching capability, patience, and tech-savvy methods of conducting business.

Other recent Senior Member promotions in Squadron 712 include:
  • Lt Col P. Greg Bell (a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and pilot)
  • 1st Lt Frank Ekas (in recognition of his private pilot's license)
  • 1st Lt Michael Kittleson (in recognition of his achieving the Eaker Award as a Cadet)
  • MSgt Eric Klemm (in recognition of his Army service)

Squadron 712 has over 50 members, Cadets and Seniors combined, and is led by Lt Col Michael S. Lazaroff.

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