Clinton TownshipFebruary 20, 2013
Clinton Township teen earns squadron award
By Nico Rubello
C & G Staff Writer
CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Selfridge-based Civil Air Patrol Squadron has honored one of its own, a Clinton Township teen, with an award recognizing his involvement.
Cadet Master Sgt. Jonathan Forester, 17, was awarded the 2012 Veterans of Foreign Wars Outstanding Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Award. He was chosen from among the 38 cadets in the 176th Selfridge Composite Squadron, according to a statement from the squadron.
Civil Air Patrol units, which meet in locations nationwide, act as the official auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force.
Forester, a high school senior, got involved with Civil Air Patrol in September 2011, after a friend invited him. Since then, he has participated in the squadron color guard, competed in the Michigan Wing Cadet Competition, marshaled in aircraft at the Romeo Fly-In and participated in various training opportunities.
Forester said notable experiences as part of the squadron have included flying single-engine Cessna airplanes and earning his ground team certification, which permits him to search for a downed airplane as part of a team.
He hopes to join an ROTC program next year and eventually become an officer in the U.S. Army, he said.
The 176th squadron meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. For more information, email Lt. Col. Michael Fultz at email@example.com or Capt. Jeff Schelske at jschelske62@gmail. com.
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