TSA Newsletter v2n18 – September, 2006

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:45 pm    Post subject: TSA Newsletter v2n18 – September, 2006

New Eaker Award Incentives Being Proposed…

For some 30 years the Spaatz Award represented the ultimate in Cadet Program achievement. Then, the Eaker Award was introduced and now a move is underway to propose additional incentives for Eaker recipients. Is the Eaker Award a waypoint? A penultimate milestone? A “Spaatz-Lite”? Is the Spaatz Award being marginalized?

Will these proposed initiatives be approved with informed “advice and consent” or by default via the “hubris of the disengaged”? You decide. Join informed discussions now underway on TSA Forums at The Spaatz Association’s website.

Aerospace Leadership Scholarships Deadline Nearing…

For nearly a decade TSA’s ALS has helped CAP Cadets realize their dream of a private pilot’s license. Since its inception, and guided by the sure hand of Bob Mattes (#452) and his Scholarships Committee, nearly $50,000 in scholarships have been awarded. In March of 2007 up to three scholarships will be awarded, but the deadline for applying is 30 September 2006. For more information see The Spaatz Association website.

TSA Leaders Honor COS Grads — Recognizing “Top Performers”…

In a special presentation, eight Cadet “Top Performers” of this summer’s Cadet Officer School were recognized by TSA leaders, represented by Board Member Ned Lee (# 356). The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program is a challenge like no other and COS is the premier leadership course for CAP Cadets everywhere.

These Top Performers consisted of one honor graduate from each of the eight flights at this year’s school and each received a special TSA coin. Col. Merle Starr, CAP (Director of COS) also received a specially crafted TSA coin in appreciation for his years of devotion to the Cadet Officer School Program.

Reno “Gathering of Diamonds” Update — stayed tuned….

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