Ionia Composite Flight - Civil Air Patrol
Wreaths Across America 2013
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 18:29 Written by Commander Tuesday, 17 December 2013 17:29
I would like to thank the Sunset Memorial Gardens staff, members of VFW Post 12082, members of Ionia Flight, and families and friends of our Veterans. This year was once again a great success. Your support has brought us closer to achieving our goal of placing a wreath on every Veteran memorial stone at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Capt Michael Hoekstra, Unit Commander of Ionia Flight, presents a Wreaths Across America pin to a member of VFW Post 12082 for their support this year.
Everyone bravely endured the elements on 14 DEC 2013 to remember and honor the Veterans laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Capt Michael Hoekstra returns to the formation after placing the Ceremonial Wreath in front of the All Branches Memorial.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 21:01 Written by ITO Tuesday, 08 October 2013 18:00
1st Lt Pat McIntosh was promoted to Captain.
2d Lt Mike Seiloff earned a Professional Appointment to the grade of Captain. He also received his Aerospace Education Technician Badge.
Capt James Sauber earned his Leadership Ribbon by earning a Technician Rating in the Legal Specialty Track.
1st Lt Joyce Slomski earned a Community Service Ribbon for more than 60 hours of service outside of CAP. She also earned a Red Service Ribbon for her two years of dedicated service to CAP.
Change of Command and Awards Ceremonies
Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 21:01 Written by ITO Tuesday, 17 September 2013 18:00
On 17 SEP 2013, Capt Shawna Hoekstra relinquished command of Ionia Flight, and passed the Guidon to Capt Mike Hoekstra.
Capt Shawna Hoekstra, Capt Mike Hoekstra , 1st Lt Pat McIntosh, 1st Lt Joyce Slomski, and 2d Lt Mike Seiloff, earned their Yeager Award
Capt Shawna Hoekstra received a Commander's Commendation for her years of service as Unit Commander.
There were several other awards given out:
1st Lt Joyce Slomski, C/A1C Bailey Fedon, and C/A1C Christina Snyder earned Encampment Ribbons for their service at Encampment 2013 in Alpena, MI.
Capt Mike Hoekstra earned his Senior Rating as Information Technology Officer. He was awarded his Badge and a Bronze Star to be affixed to his Leadership Ribbon.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 21:01 Written by ITO Sunday, 30 June 2013 16:25
SM Josiah Moyer is promoted to Second Lieutenant.
Summer in the City 2013
Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 21:02 Written by PAO Saturday, 29 June 2013 19:52
On 21-22 JUN 2013, members of Ionia Flight set up a Community Relations / Recruiting booth at the Summer in the City festival on Main Street in Ionia. A replica of Dr. Robert Goddard's first liquid fueled rocket, built in 1926, was on display. Some modern examples were on display as well to demonstrate how rocketry has evolved to what we see today. A radio controlled Cessna 182 was also on display to show visitors what CAP uses in its Emergency Services missions. The highlight of the day was definitely the Stomp Rockets! Children below the age of 10 were able to launch small rockets by stomping on an air bladder. Ionia Flight looks forward to coming back next year! In the meantime, another booth will be set up at Ionia Bertha Brock Park for the Ionia Fall Fest this year!
Original article published in the June 26, 2013 issue of the Ionia Sentinel Standard, written by Capt Pat McIntosh, PAO.
Round Table with WION Radio
Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 21:02 Written by PAO Friday, 31 May 2013 16:39
This past Wednesday, members of Ionia Flight were on the air with WION Radio in Ionia for a round table discussion. Capt Shawna Hoekstra, 1st Lt Pat McIntosh, 1st Lt Joyce Slomski, and 2nd Lt Mike Seiloff discussed our Cadet Programs and Aerospace Education opportunities, including our involvement in the upcoming "Summer in the City" festival in downtown Ionia.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 21:02 Written by ITO Tuesday, 28 May 2013 12:16
2nd Lt Mike Seiloff earned the Group 703 Own It! Award for his service as Unit Finance Officer.
Awards Night 2013 Part 2
Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 21:02 Written by ITO Sunday, 14 April 2013 13:56
On 09 APR 2013, Capt Bill Reed, Group Deputy Commander, visited Triple Deuce to present several awards:
1st Lt Pat McIntosh is presented with the Michigan Wing Public Affairs Officer (PAO) of the Year award. He also earned a Commander's Commendation for his nomination as PAO of the Year.
1st Lt Shawna Hoekstra received the Michigan Wing Character Development Instructor (CDI) of the Year award. She also received an Achievement Award for her nomination as CDI of the year.
2nd Lt Joyce Slomski was promoted to 1st Lt.
1st Lts Shawna Hoekstra and Mike Hoekstra were both promoted to Captain.
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