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Thursday, March 14, 2013

United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol Recognizes Senator John Albers.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Jennifer Yarber, Interim Director Shawna Mercer, Sr. Communications Specialist Shawna.mercer@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028

ATLANTA (March 13, 2013) – Sen. John Albers (R –Roswell) was recognized by United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol (CAP) on Wednesday, March 13. Sen. Albers volunteers with CAP, where he holds the rank of Major. Sen. Albers was awarded a Red Service Ribbon for his service as a member of CAP’s Legislative Squadron.

“I am honored to receive the Red Service Ribbon,” said Sen. Albers. “Being involved in Civil Air Patrol has given me the opportunity to mentor cadets and provide a service to my community. I am proud to be a member of Civil Air Patrol and look forward to many more years with the organization.”

The Red Service Ribbon is an honor bestowed to members who have served two years in CAP. The Legislative Squadron is composed entirely of members of the State Legislature. There are currently 105 members in the Squadron.

CAP is a nonprofit corporation operating as the all-volunteer civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. For over 70 years, CAP members have served the community through emergency services, aerospace education, and youth development. CAP conducts 90 percent of inland search and rescue in the U.S., and saves an average of 80 lives per year. CAP also performs aerial reconnaissance for homeland security and disaster-relief support to local, state and national organizations. Additionally, CAP includes more than 26,000 cadet members ages 12 through 20 and educates them in leadership, aerospace, fitness, and character development.

Georgia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol consists of 1082 adult members and 877 cadets. With 45 squadrons statewide, Georgia Wing has 14 single engine aircraft, 2 gliders, and 26 vehicles, as well as a variety of communication equipment. In 2012, members of Georgia Wing provided over $4.9 million in volunteer hours performing search and rescue, counterdrug, and other state support missions. For more information about CAP, visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com.

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Sen. John Albers serves as Chairman of the State Institutions and Property Committee. He represents the 56th Senate District which includes portions of North Fulton and Cherokee counties. He may be reached at his office at 404.463.8055 or by email at john.albers@senate.ga.gov.

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