By Lt. Col. Juan Tinnirello and 2n Lt. Karin Hollerbach, CAP Sq. 188 PAOs
The meeting started with the allegiance to the flag lead by Lt. Col. Tinnirello. Commander Major Noel Luneau reflected on the many accomplishments of the squadron during 2013. He looks forward to the many activities already planned for 2014 and expects it to be an even better year. He thanked all the members for their accomplishment.
Following Capt. Luis Rivas talked about the upcoming squadron holiday dinner at Scotts Seafood restaurant in Oakland and asked whether anyone else was attending.
The promotions and awards followed as listed below:
|2Lt Hollerbach, Maj Luneau, 2Lt Choate
SM Karin Hollerbach promoted to 2nd Lt
SM Eric Choate promoted to 2nd Lt
Red Service Award:
Qualification: Awarded at the end of 2 years to members in good standing.
|Maj Luneau, 2Lt Adams
2nd Lt Robert Adams
The Rescue Find Ribbon is awarded to any CAP member by his or her wing commander for making a Find (distress or nondistress) on a search and rescue mission. A distress Find involves a downed aircraft or persons in distress.
Capt. Steven DeFord
2nd Lt. Gabriel Fletcher-Hernandez
|Maj Luneau, 1Lt Hipp
1st Lt. Jim Hipp
He was presented with an Achievement Award for his outstanding performance in continuing with the painting of the interior of the building, all by himself.
2nd Lt. Gabriel Fletcher-Hernandez commented on the ELT mission he participated in and that ended with a Find.
1st Lt. Jordan Hayes talked about the upcoming communication exercise this weekend, Dec. 6-8. Anyone interested, please contact him.
The Safety Program conducted by Maj. Frank Riebli followed with a very timely presentation about Safety around Food.
After completion of the program, Maj. Luneau invited all members to go to the hangar where the “Find” ribbon was placed on N445CP.
|Maj Luneau, N445CP