- We won the quality unit award in 2015 and 2013
- Our CyberPatriot team won third place in Ohio in 2014
- We ran a successful cadet-instructed Aerospace Camp for 32 children, with a waiting list of 40 more. Event planning details/materials have been shared as an example with other squadrons via CAP National HQ
- All of our senior members have earned their Yeager award
- We have a cadet that was one of a select few to represent our country in the International Air Cadet Exchange
- We had a cadet get selected from over 300 applicants to go to the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Familiarization Course NCSA in Laughlin, TX
- We had 5 cadets from our squadron staff at Ohio Wing encampment, one as Cadet Deputy Commander
- Our squadron was selected and will be known as creators of the Civil Air Patrol’s 75th anniversary logos and patches
- We had a senior member awarded a National Commander’s Commendation Award for work on the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony and 75th anniversary
09/2015: Medina County Skyhawks Earn Quality Cadet Unit Award, Again!
Medina County Skyhawks displayed strong program fundamentals and earned the Quality Cadet Unit Award for 2015. This new award highlights squadrons that pursue goals that will inevitably lead to a vibrant Cadet Program.
06/2015: Five Skyhawk Cadets Perform as Staff at 2015 Ohio Wing Encampment
Five cadets from the Medina County Skyhawks squadron were selected for staff positions at this year’s Ohio Wing Encampment held June 20-27 at Wright-Patterson AFB/Wright State University. Staff includes: C/LtCol Andrew Campbell, selected as Cadet Deputy Commander;C/2d Lt Mark Chapman, selected as Public Affairs Officer in Charge; C/SSgt Jeffrey Valek, selected as Public Affairs Team; C/SSgt Ryan Chapman, selected as Logistics/Communications Team; C/SrA Chase Somodi, selected as Alpha Flight Sergeant
06/2015: C/TSgt Chase Somodi attends SUPTFC at Laughlin AFB, TX
SUPTFC (Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Familiarization Course) is designed to provide CAP Cadets with a realistic view of USAF Pilot Training. In one week’s time the CAP cadet will experience as much of what a prospective USAF pilot candidate experiences in 52 weeks of training.
C/TSgt was required to remember and recite pages of Boldface/Opps Limits (operating procedures for airplanes and emergency situations). He spent his days with Air Force pilots and trainers, where he experienced: flight Line interaction including flight and mission briefs; Shadowed student pilots; Had hands-on training with USAF instructors/SUPT students; Flew in Simulated Flight Training.
C/TSgt Somodi’s goal is to become a pilot of a B-1B Lancer Supersonic Bomber.
06-2015: Cadet Earns Two High Honors
Civil Air Patrol Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Campbell was presented the Gen. Ira C. Eaker Award by Major General Charles L. Carr, the former National Commander of the Civil Air Patrol. Campbell was also selected to be one of a very select few cadets to represent the United States in the International Air Cadet Exchange.
The Ira C. Eaker award is earned by a cadet completing all 16 achievements of the Civil Air Patrol cadet program. Fewer than 1 percent of all cadets earn the Eaker award and on average only 200 cadets earn the award in a year. The Ira Eaker award is named in honor of General Ira C. Eaker who was a general in the Army Air Force during World War II.
The International Air Cadet Exchange gives cadets from eighteen nations the opportunity to come together to broaden their understanding of aviation and foreign cultures. CAP cadets selected for the Exchange have a reputation as being the best of the best; possessing great integrity and leadership ability; a keen interest in aviation and foreign culture; and the desire to share their experiences with their fellow cadets, family, and community. Selection to the International Air Cadet Exchange makes a cadet one of CAP’s… and America’s ambassadors to the world.
CyberPatriot Team earns a 3rd Place Win in Ohio at CyberPatriot Competition (2014)
Our Cyberpatriot Competition Team, nicknamed Team Zero Dark Nerdy, finished the 2014 competition as one of the top 3 teams in Ohio – in the GOLD division! There were 469 teams in the final rounds across the United States. Our team was comprised of four cadets: C/Amn Sam Humeston, Cadet Sean Turner, C/A1C Chase Somodi and C/SSgt John Thomas. Coach was SM Glenn Somodi, and mentor was Gabe Thomas.
2014: 2LT Glenn Somodi Receives National Commander’s Commendation Award
The National Commander’s Commendation Award is given when the recipient has demonstrated outstanding duty performance where the achievements and services are clearly and unmistakably exceptional when compared to similar achievements and service of members of like rank and responsibility.
This award is usually presented when the duty performance is on a national level. 2LT Glenn Somodi received the award for his graphic design work for both the upcoming 2016 CAP 75th Anniversary and 2014 Congressional Gold Medal Ceremonies in Washington, DC.
The Award was presented in absentia at the 2014 Congressional Gold Medal ceremony events in Washington, DC.
Quality Cadet Unit Award in 2013
Our unit won the Quality Cadet Unit Award in 2013, which is awarded to units that display strong program fundamentals.