CAP Cadet Soares receives service award

  • Cadet CMSgt David Soares

LIHUE — The Hawaii Wing of the Civil Air Patrol conducted its annual Cadet Encampment last month at the Kilauea Military Camp on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Cadet CMSgt David Soares, a member of the Kauai Composite Squadron, was selected to receive the Encampment Commander’s Award because of his outstanding leadership skills exhibited while serving in the position of unit Guidon Bearer. The training activities emphasized leadership skills and teamwork while having fun.

The Encampment Goals are to develop leadership skills, aviation education, commit to a habit of regular exercise, and live the Core Values.

The Civil Air Patrol is the auxiliary of the U. S. Air Force.

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s total force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually.

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