Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The awards were presented earlier this month.
Three Peters Township members of the Civil Air Patrol’s Washington County Chapter received special congressional recognition from U.S. Rep. Timothy Murphy earlier this month, as well as awards from their squadron for their contributions to the community. Washington Squadron 601 is a local unit of Civil Air Patrol, an all-volunteer, civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and a nonprofit organization that provides search and rescue, emergency services, youth programs, aerospace education and more to the Washington County area. The awards were presented to the following Peters Township members at the annual banquet at the Washington Elks Lodge earlier this month: Capt. Edward Silassy, commander of Washington Squadron 601, said it's an honor…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The event takes place Wednesday.
The Civil Air Patrol’s Washington Squadron 601 will host its annual open house to welcome interested youth and adults at the National Guard Armory, 125 Goodridge Lane, Washington from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The evening will include explanations of CAP’s training and educational opportunities, missions and cadet programs. All members of the community are encouraged to attend. Squadron 601 members include students and adults from Canonsburg, Peters Township, Washington, Amity, Avella, South Fayette and even West Virginia. The Civil Air Patrol is a civilian, all volunteer, auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force that provides emergency and search and rescue services, aviation and aerospace education, youth leadership programs and more nationwide…
Monday, June 25, 2012
A special Change of Command ceremony was held recently for the Peters student.
Adam Parker, a junior at Peters Township High School, was appointed the new cadet commander of Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Washington County Squadron 601 on Wednesday, June 6, at a special Change of Command ceremony held at the National Guard Armory in Washington, PA. The ceremony was conducted by Capt. Edward Silassy, the newly appointed commander of Washington Squadron 601. Also in attendance were Maj. Gary Fleming, vice commander, CAP’s Pennsylvania Wing; Lt. Col. Edgar R. Flick, commander of CAP’s Southwestern Pennsylvania Group One; and Washington Squadron 601 members, family and friends. Cadet Capt. Adam Parker has been volunteering with Washington County’s “Crusader” Squadron since 2008. "I have had the pleasure of watching Cadet Capt…
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Members from Washington Squadron 601 volunteered at Bower Hill Elementary's Family Fun and Fitness Night.
Local Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members from Washington Squadron 601 volunteered recently at Bower Hill Elementary’s Family Fun and Fitness Night. Cadets and senior members from area CAP squadrons organized activities in the form of a mini boot camp—designed to be both fun and educational for Bower Hill students. A variety of stations included landing model airplanes on a runway, physical fitness contests, drill and ceremony practice, and games timing how fast you could put on your uniform. “It’s great when we can work with the kids and help to promote Bower Hill’s Family Fun and Fitness Night,” said Lt. Nancy Parker. Lt. Parker is a teacher at Bower Hill Elementary and a Peters resident. She organizes her squadron's participation in the …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Senior Andrew Ladzinski received the prestigious Gen. Billy Mitchell Award, and was promoted to a new rank.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Andrew Ladzinski, a senior at Peters Township High School and cadet with Civil Air Patrol’s (CAP) Washington Squadron 601, was promoted to the rank of Cadet 2nd lieutenant following his receipt of CAP’s prestigious Gen. Billy Mitchell Award. The award was presented by Lt. Col. Gary Fleming, vice commander of CAP’s Pennsylvania Wing. Cadet 2nd Lt. Ladzinski was also awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for his achievement from Congressman Tim Murphy's Veterans and Military Affairs Liaison James Hill. The awards took place at Washington Squadron 601’s annual banquet this January at the Washington Elks Lodge. “CAP has taught me a lot about leadership, but maturity and responsibility goes along with that as well,” …