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Charleston Earns National Aerospace Education Excellence Award

April 26, 2019

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CHARLESTON, W.VA. -- The Charleston Composite Squadron recently earned Civil Air Patrol’s coveted Aerospace Education Excellence Award.  The members of the unit under the leadership of Aerospace Education Officers Arlo Cook and Robert DeVere, will receive individual awards as well.  This award is presented to units that participate in an activity-based, aerospace/STEM education program. Conducting these activities fosters group interaction and socialization and can generate great excitement for aerospace/STEM education within the unit.

CAP has a vast aerospace education program that brings hands-on aviation and space-related activities to cadets. It's called AEX, and the acronym stands for "Aerospace Education Excellence."  CAP’s Aerospace Education Program also includes about 20 stem projects.  Squadron Commander, Major Debbie Butler-Case stated, “Our goal is to inspire our youth to arm themselves with education and experiences that will help foster career exploration in unique and specialized areas that we don’t think about every day.”  She went on to say, “This is quite an honor for our unit.” 

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