Civil Air Patrol, Coastal Patrol Base 2 Memorial Composite Squadron will host a special award presentation by the Federal Aviation Administration at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center at Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown.
CAP Maj. Lauren Wallace will receive the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, which recognizes his 50 years of safe flight operations. Wallace will be honored for exhibiting professionalism, skill, and aviation expertise for at least 50 years as a master pilot.
Wallace has more than 5,000 hours as pilot in command in his business and Civil Air Patrol flying. He will be the eighth pilot in Delaware to receive this award.
Coastal Patrol Base 2 Memorial Composite Squadron currently the has 27 cadets and 39 senior members. The squadron, led by Maj. Dave Morrow, meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Sussex EOC in Georgetown. All are welcome to learn what CAP activities are about and how members serve the community, county, state and nation.
Civil Air Patrol, the official U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, is a nonprofit organization with almost 62,000 members nationwide. It performs 95 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue and Coordination Center. Volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counter-drug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members take a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to almost 27,000 young people currently participating in Civil Air Patrol cadet programs.
For more information, go to www.gocivilairpatrol.com.