5/20/2009–Baltimore, MD–Cadet 1st Lt. Alice Chan of Maryland Wing's Howard Composite Squadron has designed the winning logo for this year's Maryland-Delaware Encampment which will be held June 28 through July 5 at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation in Reisterstown, Md. A contest was held for all CAP members to create the logo that will be used for the event.
The encampment commander, Maj. Joe Winter, received many excellent designs from both cadets and senior members. Chan’s logo was selected as the one that most met the needs of the encampment, reflecting both the Maryland and Delaware Wings equally and the ability to use the logo on our printed items. For her efforts, Chan receives a scholarship to this year’s encampment.
After selection of Chan's initial design which she submitted in sketch format, Chan worked with encampment command staff to revise the design slightly. Once she created the final design, the sketch was turned over to a graphics designer to put Chan's vision into digital format. Jennifer Reed, a former Maryland Wing cadet and Tri-Wing Encampment public affairs staff member, created the digital logo.
Chan, 19, is a flight commander at this year’s encampment, her second year on encampment staff. She is a graduate of the 2006 Tri-Wing Encampment and attended the 2008 Region Cadet Leadership School held at Camp Fretterd, earning the Honor Cadet Award. She is a student at the University of Maryland College Park where she is part of the Air Force ROTC program.
Encampment is the most significant, worthwhile training experience in a CAP cadet's career. It is a week long basic training-like program and is required for the General Billy Mitchell Award. Encampment is designed to develop a greater understanding of CAP and Air Force missions and capabilities, personal and team leadership, and teamwork.
The Maryland-Delaware Encampment now accepting applications for cadet basics. The first step is to forward a completed and signed CAP Form 31 to the Maryland-Delaware Encampment.
Additional information about the Maryland-Delaware Encampment, the application process, and photos from staff selection and training, may be viewed at the encampment's website and blog: http://mdeencampment.wordpress.com. The encampment can also be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mdeencampment.
Congratulations Cadet 1st Lt. Chan on a job well done!
The Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U. S. Air Force, was founded on Dec. 1, 1941, less than a week before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor brought the U. S. into World War II. CAP is a nonprofit organization with more than 56,000 members nationwide. The organization’s members perform 95 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, and were credited by the AFRCC with saving 90 lives in fiscal year 2008. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counterdrug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies.
Members take a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to the almost 25,000 young people currently participating in the CAP Cadet Program. CAP’s cadet programs provide young men and women with a safe and motivating environment in which to grow and explore opportunities in the military and aviation industries. CAP has been performing mission for American for more than 63 years. There are approximately 1,400 members of CAP in Maryland. Last fiscal year wing members flew 42 search and rescue missions and were credited with 31 finds. For more information, visit www.mdcap.org.