Cadet 2nd Lt Robert G. Boden, Cadet Commander, Lone Eagle Composite Squadron, Morristown National Guard Armory, was selected to lead ‘A’ Flight recently at the one week NJ Wing Civil Air Patrol Basic Encampment held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The ‘A’ Flight was one of six flights consisting of about 20 cadets each. During the week, the cadets attend various events to promote team work as well as classes on leadership, aerospace education, and search and rescue. On graduation day, the cadets emerged with new leadership and team building skills that they can apply to their educational and career goals. For more about NJ Wing Basic Encampment, see:  https://www.facebook.com/NJWGBE .

He is the son of Mr. Brian Boden and Ms. Judith Kern, Mendham Township, NJ, and graduated from West Morris Mendham High School and plans on attending Virginia Tech, Corp of Cadets. His many CAP activities included attending Hawk Mountain Ranger School where he earned Ranger 2nd and 3rd Class qualifications and was selected as a flight honor cadet. He has served as Cadet Commander, Deputy Commander for Operations, First Sergeant, Flight Sergeant, and participated in color guards at Memorial Day parades and ceremonies.

The Lone Eagle Composite Squadron meets on Wednesday nights at the Morristown National Guard Armory, 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ. Youth can start the cadet program at age twelve. For more information about the Lone Eagle Composite Squadron, contact Major Judith Bascone, Commander, at 973-876-2309 or Judith.Bascone@njwg.cap.gov.  Also, see: www.loneeagle.org.

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. CAP’s 60,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. In addition, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to over 25,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com or www.CAP.news for more information. At the NJ State, Group, and Squadron level, visit respectively: www.njwg.cap.gov , www.group221.njwg.cap.gov , and www.loneeagle.org .