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… Squadron’s five decades lauded
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Lt. Col. Pete Feltz,
a former squadron commander,served as master of ceremonies for the event at PhoenixElks Lodge No. 335 in north Phoenix.After being welcomed by the squadron’s com-mander,
Capt. Paula Ramage,
and the presentationof the colors by the squadron’s cadet color guard,Lt. Col. Feltz introduced guest speakers
PhoenixVice Mayor Dave Siebert, State Rep.
CAPMaj. Nancy Barto,
Arizona Wing Com-mander Col. William Lynch.
Among others in atten-dance were
Majs. James Nova
com-manders of Groups 3 and 4, respectively, and Wing dig-nitaries who included former commander
Maj.Carla Day, Maj. Brian Ready,
1Lts. Andy Murray
Vice Mayor Siebert read a proclamation by
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon
declaring May 20as “Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 Day” and May 20-26 as “Deer Valley CompositeSquadron 302 50th Anniversary Week” in Phoenix. The squadron received its national charteron May 20, 1957. Rep. Barto read a proclamation by
Gov. Janet Napolitano
declaring May as“Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 Month” in Arizona. Both proclamations recognized thesquadron for its five decades of dedicated service to the community, state and nation.Col. Lynch read a letter of appreciation from
Maj. Gen. Antonio Pineda,
CAP nationalcommander, who praised the squadron for its accomplishments.
Cadets from Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 celebrated the squadron’s 50th an-niversary with a pair of obser-vances:
a “burger burn” during thesquadron’s open house on Monday,April 30, and a picnic on Sunday, May6, at Cactus Park, 39th Avenue andCactus Road. Funds raised from thesale of burgers were to be used to helpdefray cadet encampment costs.
issues for June, July
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in June.Please enjoy this combined June-July issue.
is the monthly e-newsletter for offi-cers, cadets and friends of Deer Valley CompositeSquadron 302, Arizona Wing, Civil Air Patrol. Itsmission is to bolster communication with andamong officers and cadets, enhance awareness ofsquadron activities, and share news and informa-tion about the squadron and its personnel.Story suggestions and submissions can be for-warded by the 15
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Vol. 1, No. 10 June-July 2007