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Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001 9A Dlmust River Middle student Patrol (CAP) River Squadron Thatcher was Airman of the each year, CAP commanders from Nevada and California nomi- cadets with- and a corn- by the CAP makes the d the CAP in March 2000 ling to Comman- Anthony Mar. worked hard ed many said she joined program as a her ultimate the Air and becom- hthe program, she ad the opportu- Cessna 182 and 65. was a Vietnam I want to learn he did and I :e him proud of she has won the of the Year said she'll )rking hard to of noncommis- and then offi- not working Cadet program, Up '! Photo by Terri Daoust Civil Air Patrol Commander Lt. Col. Anthony Martinez presented the award for Cadet Airman of the Year to Kamiko Thatcher during the cadet's meeting Monday, Nov. 6. Thatcher said she enjoys be- Cadets must be at least 12 and other CAP procedures. ing outdoors and playing vol- years old or attending the As they continue through leyball, sixth grade, with the maxi- the program, cadets receive She is a strong supporter of mum age of 18, and be unmar- training in: survival, search the cadet program and said it ried. and rescue, disaster relief, ra- has already helped her in Cadet members progress atdio communications, model manyareas, their own pace through a 15- rocketry, flight training, "It has helped me do better step program, with aviation leadership training, public in school, being a more re- and aerospace activities oc- speaking, first aid and CPR, sponsible person and learn- curring on both a local and photography, astronomy, ing respect and discipline," nationallevel, physical fitness and sports she said. Cadets are initiated intoactivities. the program by receiving ba- Cadets can continue The cadet program sic training, which includes through the program until For more than 50 years, the learning the chain of corn- they graduate from high cadet program has given mand, honor code, motto, the school, at which time they young people the opportunity CAP mission, the structure of can join the senior members to develop leadership skills CAP, drills and ceremonies, of their squadron as CAP vol- through their interest in avi- saluting, leadership instruc- unteers. ation, tion, attitude and discipline, The Feather River a student at willinclude a Supreme Court across the country and sue. School, will at- briefing, visits to the Federal abroad, as they attend semi- "We provide students with Presidential Bureau of Investigation or nars presented by leaders the rare opportunity for a and Justice Secret Service and foreign representing each branch'offront row seat of the Ameri- :racy Program embassy briefings, government, the military, can political process at in Washing- Other program highlights media and the federal legalwork," says Presidential include visiting senators' and community. Small-group Classroom Executive Direco leading civic representatives' offices from workshops will focus on keytor Jay.Wickliff. "Our new Presiden- the student's state, observing . issues such as the relation- law and justice program is in provides stu- congressional hearings and ship of freedom and order in step with our commitment to Program an touring the White House a democratic society. Stu- provide an inside glimpse of at the federal le_ (subject to White House dents will also participate in all aspects of the nation's fed- and how the feder- schedule), a student Moot Court, whereeral government." a whole op- Goss will join hundreds of they will present oral argu- Week's activitieshigh school students fromments on a specific legal is- Squadron, which received itspost to be set up in Wen- charter in 1996, continues to dover. prove worthy among its peers Working with the FBI, the by winning several awards secret service, local, county each year. and state law enforcement of- Martinez received another ficers, CAP members will Commander of the Year strictly control access to the award to add to the other four Olympic venues. the squadron already has Martinez said members hanging on the wall. will also be flying reconnais- Since the beginning, the sance flights along 1-80, being squadron has shown its dedi- on the lookout for anything cation to the organization by suspicious. participating in training ex- "We will also be flying over ercises and assisting in actu- bridges, lakes, railroad cross- al search and rescue mis- ings, dams, or anything sions, which could be a target for The CAP has been around terrorists," said Martinez. since World War II, when its The Feather River patrol pilots flew more than Squadron is always looking half a million hours, sunk en- for new members, those who emy submarines and saved would like to train for either hundreds of crash survivors ground or air positions, in- in support of the Army Air cluding: air operations, Corps, which was later briefer andde-briefer, admin- changed to the U.S. Air istrations, communications, Force. public relations, training co- ordination and more. Protecting the Olympics Since search and rescue The squadron will soon be missions are both physically facing another challenge as it and mentally demanding, has been asked to participate CAP volunteers continually in protecting those who gath- conduct rigorous air and er for the 2002 Olympics in ground training exercises to Salt Lake City. maintain their proficiency. Martinez said CAP mem- Anyone interested in join- bers will be manning a com- ing the CAP Feather River mand post in Reno 24 hours a Squadron may call John day, as well as a command Hambyat 832.5571. Join Us For Our FALL FESTIVAL Sat., Nov. 17th with live music by Lonny Brewster 9 pm No Cover Charge PLUMAS CLUB 443 Main St., Quincy. 283-4094 is committed to providing you with accurate and consistent information during this period of concern anthrax nd other potential forms of bioterrorism Wl )n r l"a.ra For more information please call. 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