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Aerospace Education Award Nominations deadline
New Mexico Wing Annual Award Nominations. You know deserving individuals throughout our Wing who have served effectively-- and many times, beyond the call of duty. All Senior members and cadets, you have some of those same deserving individuals in your own squadron-- and no one else may ever know that they are deserving. The only way those individuals will ever have an opportunity to be considered for a NMWG Annual Award is for you to nominate them. You know they are deserving and that they stand out from others serving in those same roles throughout our Wing. Please take the time to nominate them for the award they deserve! We use the wing conference awards for our nominations to Region.
The Frank G. Brewer, Sr. Civil Air Patrol Memorial Aerospace Award
Established 31 Dec 1959, the Brewer awards serve as a memorial to Mr. Frank G. Brewer, Sr. and his lifelong interest in aviation, youth, and education. Recognition is given to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions, out of selfless devotion, to the advancement of youth in aerospace activities. Nominees are evaluated on CAP program support, significance of accomplishment, community involvement, and support of all facets of the aerospace education mission. Nomination forms are found in CAPP 15, Aerospace Education Officers' Handbook.
This award is presented annually in four categories at both the regional and national level.
The four categories for this award are:
- Category I - Civil Air Patrol Cadet Member
- Category II - Civil Air Patrol Senior Member
- Category III – Individual or Organization outside of Civil Air Patrol
- Category IV - Lifetime Achievement
Any member or unit may submit a Brewer nomination for any category. Nominations must be submitted to the wing DAE by 15 January. For more information, see CAPP 15.
Frank G. Brewer Nomination Form
Awards for Senior Members & Cadets
National CAP Awards and Achievements: This document was created for all Civil Air Patrol members as a resource of information about those individuals for whom achievements and awards are named. The biographies were gathered from many sources and respectfully compiled so that future CAP members could understand the history and meaning behind these prestigious awards and achievements.
- Aerospace Education Excellence Award
- Aerospace Education Officer of the Year
- Aerospace Education Program Specialty Badge
- AFA's National CAP Aerospace Education Cadet of the Year
- AFA's CAP Unit Outstanding Cadet of the Year
- Brewer Award
- Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager Aerospace Education Achievement Award
It's never to late to get your Brewer and teacher awards in for this years 2014 Wing Conderence. Look in CAPP 50-15 to forms.
Cadet Achevement 3 Mary Fiek attended several New Mexico Wing conferences and Aerospace Extravaganza.
19 year old Mary Fiek inspecting her design of a Captivair for a WWII P-51
New Mexico Wing Aerospace Education
New Mexico Aerospace Education advisors:
CAP 1lt. John English (Space Science)
(Data engineer on Mariner mission to Mars)
CAP Capt. Ken Johnston (Apollo Specialist)
(Trained Apollo Astronauts to fly lunar module, Canadate for MarsOne)
AEM Jerald Cross (Model Rocket Specialist)
CAP Capt. David Braddi (Radio Control Specialist)
Col. James Novell
Southwest Region AE Chief of Staff: Ltc. Beth White
New Mexico Squadron Aerospace Education Officers
Alamogordo Composite Squadron 073 2nd Lt. Andrew Kemna
Meeting: Seniors 1st Tuesday 1900 Cadets Mondays 1815
Albuquerque Heights Composite Sq. 083 2nd Lt. Mary Fox
Meeting: Thursdays 1830
Albuquerque Senior Squadron II 030 Ltc. Darrel R Knutson
Meeting: 2nd Wednesday 1900
Clovis High Plains Composite Sq. 060 SM Yvonne Gurnick
Meeting: Seniors 1st Tuesday 1900 Cadets Thursday 1800
Eagle Cadet Squadron 012 1st Lt Richard Streit.
Meeting: Thursday 1900
Farmington Composite Squadron 068 Maj. Alta Zenonian
Meeting: Seniors 1st 3rd Monday Cadets Mondays 1830
High Desert Composite Squadron 085 Ltc. Roger Lenard
Meeting: Mondays 1830
Las Cruces Composite Sq. 024 Ltc. Alan Fisher
Meeting: Seniors 1st 3rd Thursday 1900 Cadets Tuesdays 1830
Los Alamos Composite Sq. 016 Lt. DeWayne Britton
Meeting: Seniors 3rd Tuesday 1800 Cadets Mondays 1800
Rio Rancho Falcon Composite Sq. 077 Maj. Jane Lingenfelter
Meeting: Thursdays 1900
Roswell Composite Sq. 082 Maj Thomas Clarke
Meeting: Mondays 1900
Santa Fe Composite Sq. 018 Cpt. Roger A Tennant
Meeting: Tuesday 1830
Socorro Composite Sq. 084 Maj. David G Finley
Meeting: Thursday 1830
Taos Senior Sq. 006
Meeting: 2nd Thursday 1800
Thunderbird Composite Sq. 033 Dr. Chuck Wood
Meeting: Tuesday 1845
Group 800 (School program)
Eagle Ridge Middle School Sq. 805 Cpt. Paula S Blagrave
LBJ Middle School Sq 811 Cpt. Michelle L Noyce
Rio Rancho Middle School Sq. 817 Cpt. Robert Will
Tony Hillerman Middle School Sq. 818 2nd Lt. Garland Harris
Belen Middle School Sq. 819 Maj. Ralph Johnston
National Headquarters Aerospace Resources:
AEO Schools, reports Awards for senior, cadets and Teachers, AEX Awards Program,
AFA Grants, Teacher TOP, Model Rocketry Program, Publications
Links to other Aerospace Related Web Sites:
Air Force Association AFA
We Choose the Moon
Centennial of Flight Commission
Utube videos Col. Joseph Kittinger Felix Baumgartner
Last B36 now at Pima was at Amon Carter Field Ft Worth
Free Flightsimulators Article on X-Plane, FlightGear and Orbiter - view information, screenshots and download directly from the article.
Unusual Looking Aircraft
Senior Member AEPSM (Chuck Yeager Award) Download and study each chapter of "The Journey of Flight 2nd Edition" in e-services "Aerospace Downloads", or purchase the "Journey of Flight" book from Vanguard. Take the open book test on National web page, CAP University. Your accomplishment will be automatically credited to your CAP record and you can print out the Chuck Yeager Certificate.
Aerospace Web Sites:
- AAI Corporation -->
- AeroVironment Inc.
- AFA Air Force Magazine's Guide to Aces
Air Force Magazine's Guide to Heroes Air Force Magazine Archive
- Allegheny Technologies Inc.
- Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK)
- Alliant Techsystems Inc. -->
- American Pacific Corporation
- Analytical Graphics, Inc.
- Argo-Tech Corporation -->
- Aurora Flight Sciences
- Aspen Avionics Albuquerque
- Aviall, Inc. -->
- BAE Systems Inc.
- Ball Aerospace and Technologies Albuquerque
- Bendix King
- B&E Aerospace -->
- The Boeing Company
- Boeing SVS Albuquerque
- Bombardier Inc. 'B'
- Cessna Aircraft Company
- Curtiss-Wright Corp.
- Diamond Aircraft
- DigitalGlobe Inc.
- Crane Aerospace
- Cubic Corporation -->
- Ducommun Incorporated
- Eclipse Aerospace Albuquerque
- Elbit Systems Ltd.
- Embraer Aircraft Holding Inc.
- European Space Agency ESA
- Esterline Technologies Corp.
- General Electric Company Albuquerque
- GKN Aerospace Services
- Goodrich Corporation
- Hamilton Sunstrand
- Harris Corporation
- Hexcel Corp
- Honeywell Albuquerque
- Kaman Aerospace Corporation
- Kaman Aerospace Corporation -->
- L-3 Communications Corporation
- LMI Aerospace Inc.
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Loral Space systems
- Moog Albuquerque
- Natel Engineering Co. Inc.
- NRAO Very Large Array Socorro
- National Technical Systems (NTS)
- Northrop Grumman Corporation
- Orbital Sciences Corp.
- Parker Aerospace
- The Purdy Corporation -->
- Raytheon Company
- Rockwell Collins
- Rolls-Royce North America Inc.
- Sandia Aerospace Albuquerque
- Sea Launch
- Spaceport America Las Cruces
- Smiths Aerospace Mechanical Systems -->!--
- Swales Aerospace -->
- Textron Inc. --
- Triumph Group, Inc. -->
- United States AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate KAFB Albuquerque
- United Technologies Corporation
- Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc.
- Woodward Governor Company
The Teacher Orientation Program (TOP) workshops we have held for 2012. We will have more in 2013, watch this page for information on the next
Albuquerque KAFB, Saturday February 28 2012
39 teachers attended
Las Cruces Airport, Saturday April 28th 2012
30 teachers attended
Hobbs, NM June 25th 2012
30 teachers attended
Next TOP November 3 2012
18 teachers attended
We held our second Aerospace Extravaganza Oct 12-14
Aerospace Extravaganza II
40th Anniversary of Apollo Space Program
Over 100 CAP members across the state including El Paso Texas attended
Where: Alamogordo, NM
Hosting: Alamogordo Composite Sqdn (Senior members Did a terrific job hosting the event. Here's the activities
Friday, 12 Oct – Cadets/Seniors worked with the Space Museum. Museum was celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo Space Program!!!!! Cadets/Seniors provide help to school students making and launching air pressure rockets. Manned the Civil Air Patrol booth. Cadets met Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt and overfiled the IMAX theater presention "Reno Air Races". Cadet C/MSgt Darsey had lunch with astromaut Harrison Schmitt.
Saturday, 13 Oct– AE/Apollo Space Program Presentations by Cadet C/MSgt Ruth Darsey and Maj. Ken Johnston. Cadet Darsey did two 45min presentions on the history of the apollo program and Maj. Johnston who trained the Apollo astronauts to fly the luner module including astronaut Harrison Schmitt talked about his experances in the Apollo program. 24 New cadets received their first Power orientation Ride. The evening finished with a DDR presention by Capt. Helen Green.
Sunday, 14 Oct – Finished the weekend with breakfast and clean-up. Departure around 1000. Everyone had a safe weekend.