Corpus Christi Composite Squadron receives Ed Rachal Foundation grant

Corpus Christi Composite Squadron was the proud recipient of a grant from the Ed Rachel Foundation.  The grant money has been utilized in many ways thus far in 2015.

Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Alex Bazemore received a scholarship to attend the Cyber-Familiarization course at the Cyber-Defense Training Academy in San Antonio. The course is a one of the many National Cadet Special Activity offered by the Civil Air Patrol. Bazemore also received a scholarship to attend the Texas Wing Glider Flight Academy at the Texas Wing Headquarters in Nacogdoches.

The grant also allow two other cadets to attend the Texas Wing Summer Encampment held at Camp Bowie in Brownwood and helped defray travel expense and registration fees for cadets and senior members who attended the 2015 Texas Wing Conference in Fort Worth.

Not only will cadet and senior members benefit from the grant, but so will the squadron’s aerospace program. The squadron is in the process of purchasing six computers to create a flight simulator lab. Even though cadets are able to participate in powered and glider orientation flights, the simulators are important because they offer the cadets the opportunity to experience flight conditions not attainable during actual flights. The lab is expected to be operational before the end of the summer.

Squadron Commander Capt. Kurt Ryder said, “I offer my thanks to the Ed Rachal Foundation for providing the means by which the Corpus Christi Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol can provide the support”.