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Tehachapi CAP cadets promoted

Tehachapi Composite Squadron 46


July 3, 2021

1st Lt. Ruben R. Del Portillo, Commander of the Tehachapi Composite Squadron 46.

Seven Tehachapi CAP cadets were promoted recently. From left to right: C/Amn Trejo, C/A1C Stearns, C/A1c Megdrle (green cord), C/Amn Espinoza (in front of Megrdle), C/Amn Kerr and C/Amn Dalton. Senior Airman Yedinak was promoted to C/Staff Sergeant but was not able to attend the promotion ceremony.

Tehachapi Composite Squadron 46 has been busy recruiting and equipping new cadets and future leaders.

Over the past year our cadets have continually inspired us with their resilience and willingness to serve the community they live in. These cadets had to pass rigorous examinations that included leadership, aerospace education, drill and physical fitness. They have continuously exhibited an understanding of Civil Air Patrol's core values of Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence and Respect.

We are proud to celebrate the achievements of these dedicated young leaders. The following cadets will be promoted: Cadet Dalton will promote to Cadet Airman; Cadet Espinoza will promote to Cadet Airman; Cadet Kerr will promote to Cadet Airman; Cadet Airman Megrdle will promote to Cadet Airman 1st Class; Cadet Airman Stearns will promote to Cadet Airman 1st Class; Cadet Trejo will promote to Cadet Airman; and Cadet Senior Airman Yedinak will promote to Cadet Staff Sergeant.

We look forward to seeing all that these dedicated young leaders will accomplish in the future. Squadron 46 would like to thank the Tehachapi RE/MAX office for their generosity in allowing us to use their facilities for this Promotion Ceremony.

About Civil Air Patrol

Established in 1941, Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such is a member of its Total Force. In its auxiliary role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 single-engine Cessna aircraft and 1,944 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Often using innovative cellphone forensics and radar analysis software, CAP was credited by the AFRCC with saving 130 lives in fiscal 2020. CAP's 60,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. As a nonprofit organization, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace education using national academic standards-based STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Members also serve as mentors to about 25,000 young people participating in CAP's Cadet Programs. One of the premier public service organizations in America, CAP benefits the nation with an estimated economic impact of $209 million annually. Visit http://www.CAP.News or for more information


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