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  • Lt Col Robert L. Boucher Passes We must sadly report the passing of Lt Col Robert L. Boucher, CAP of Columbia Basin Composite Squadron on June 26, 2017.Bob proudly and reliably served his community, state, and nation in Civil Air Patrol for 63 years. He was a strong leader and role model for many CAP seniors and cadets over the decades. He served as squadron commander, an encampment staff officer, a communications officer, a finance officer, and in many other important positions and functions in CAP. Until his later years, he was a constant presence at Washington Wing's Emergency Services Training Academy in Ephrata, where the Washington Wing facility proudly goes on memorializing his name.He graduated from Ellicott (Colorado) High School in 1942 ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2017, 9:01 AM by Jessica Jerwa
  • Washington Civil Air Patrol Members Test Crisis Response in Statewide Exercise: “The Perfect Storm” Washington Civil Air Patrol Members Test Crisis Response in Statewide Exercise: “The Perfect Storm”By Capt Jessica Jerwa and Lt Col Jeffrey A. Lustick, Washington Wing Public Affairs, published June 22, 2017 McCHORD FIELD, Wash. – Civil Air Patrol members from around the state are participating in a multi-day training exercise this weekend, beginning Thursday, June 22, and concluding Sunday, June 25. The Pierce County Airport-Thun Field (PLU) in Puyallup, Wash., will serve as the mission base, while five remote staging areas will be activated across the state including Yakima, Spokane, Walla Walla, Bellingham, and Vancouver. According to Colonel James Furlong, Commander of Washington Wing, “We are calling it the ‘Perfect Storm,’ and it is a training exercise to ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2017, 8:41 AM by Jessica Jerwa
  • Employee Volunteer Grants! Get your unit paid by your employer while you volunteer! Have you checked with your employer's HR department to see if they have a charitable matching program? For example, Bank of America, Boeing, and Microsoft each have programs that will donate to your unit in exchange for your volunteer time! Talk to your HR department, then contact wawgpao@wawg.cap.gov​ if you have any questions on how to get started! It's almost like getting paid to volunteer! Bank of AmericaBank of America employees and retirees volunteer thousands of hours globally in our neighborhoods each year. In fact, more than 3,000 charitable organizations benefit from our employees and retirees’ dedication each year. To honor those who ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2017, 10:10 AM by Jessica Jerwa
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